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French Aircraft 1939-42: Fighters, Bombers, Reconnaissance and Observation Types by Dominique Breffort (£129.00)Publisher: Paris: Histoire & Collections — 2011Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 2352501970]Condition: Near Fine. Slightest rubbing to the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy of an uncommon title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Contrary to what was long believed and asserted, French Armée de I’Air was not crushed on the first day of the German attack, on 10 May 1940. For aircraft, France did have — and a lot! — and in particular it did have pilots who fought, who even fought very bravely, especially if you take into account the equipment they were using, that subtle blend of out-of-date and therefore vulnerable machines and new, modern aircraft with all their teething troubles which not always corrected. This book, which is actually the reissue, very substantially increased, of volumes 7 and 8 of the Planes & Pilots series bearing the same title and published by Histoire & Collections in 2004-2005, provides a comprehensive overview of military aircraft of the crucial period in the history of the Armée de I’Air extending from the beginning of World War II to the dissolution of the aviation of the Vichy regime. From Amiot to Potez, all fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and observation planes used by the Armée de I’Air between 1939 and 1942, produced in France or purchased abroad, are presented by alphabetical order, supplemented by an overview presentation of the main prototypes built and flying before the end of hostilities but which circumstances prevented from being produced in series, even though this was planned and indeed sometimes already started.”
Notes: Illustrated by Andre´ Jouineau [Profiles]. Size: 11¾" x 9". 160 pages. Tags: french france air history war 1939-1945 airplanes military 20th century aerial operations battles campaigns second vehicles forces warfare aviation europe bombers fighters pilots luftwaffe vichy regime
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S. R. Badmin and the English Landscape by Chris Beetles (£61.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0004120205]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page beneath his name — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Chronology Tables;

From the cover: “S. R. Badmin And The English Landscape is a celebration and appreciation of one of Britain’s foremost watercolour painters. The work of Stanley Roy Badmin is uniquely familiar and dear to the post-war generation. No other artist has had such consistent popular exposure: for forty years his beautifully detailed and romantic landscapes have graced nature books and travel guides, Puffin Picture Books, the covers of Radio Times and Reader’s Digest, and innumerable greetings cards and calendars.

S. R. Badmin And The English Landscape is an authoritative and long-overdue survey of Badmin’s life and art. The text is lavishly accompanied by a selection of his book illustrations as well as a wealth of his sketches taken from over sixty years of careful work and loving observation of nature.

The text is followed by a catalogue raisonne of Badmin’s etchings, many of them reproduced here for the first time, together with full-colour reproductions of forty-four of Badmin’s best watercolours. The detailed captions to the plates are based on the artist’s own memories, giving a privileged insight into the technique and inspiration for each work. A list of exhibits and book illustrations and a full chronology complete this account of England’s most popular watercolourist.

Badmin teaches us to look again at nature, and share his pleasure in the landscape around us. His countryside is our countryside.”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 10¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: beetles 0004120205 badmin stanley roy landscape painters england painting 20th century watercolorists watercolor english watercolour paintings critical topography
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S. R. Badmin and the English Landscape by Chris Beetles (£61.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0004120205]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page beneath his name — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Chronology Tables; Laid in publishers compliment slip and exhibition invitation.

From the cover: “S. R. BADMIN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE is a celebration and appreciation of one of Britain’s foremost watercolour painters. The work of Stanley Roy Badmin is uniquely familiar and dear to the post-war generation. No other artist has had such consistent popular exposure: for forty years his beautifully detailed and romantic landscapes have graced nature books and travel guides, Puffin Picture Books, the covers of Radio Times and Reader’s Digest, and innumerable greetings cards and calendars.

S. R. BADMIN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE is an authoritative and long-overdue survey of Badmin’s life and art. The text is lavishly accompanied by a selection of his book illustrations as well as a wealth of his sketches taken from over sixty years of careful work and loving observation of nature.

The text is followed by a catalogue raisonne of Badmin’s etchings, many of them reproduced here for the first time, together with full-colour reproductions of forty-four of Badmin’s best watercolours. The detailed captions to the plates are based on the artist’s own memories, giving a privileged insight into the technique and inspiration for each work. A list of exhibits and book illustrations and a full chronology complete this account of England’s most popular watercolourist.

Badmin teaches us to look again at nature, and share his pleasure in the landscape around us. His countryside is our countryside.”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 10¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: beetles 0004120205 badmin stanley roy landscape painters england painting 20th century watercolorists watercolor english watercolour paintings critical topography
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Death on Hell Ships: Prisoners at Sea in the Pacific War by Gregory F. Michno (£33.00)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850528216]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. Two very slight marks to ffep otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Can a story of the hellships be written? No, according to Preston Hubbard, former prisoner and retired history professor at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Hubbard believes the unrelenting horror of the hellships does not lend itself to a book. Novels or movies need points of contrast, moments of relief, different viewpoints. The hellships, says Hubbard, have no contrasts. Their damned, dark world lies buried beyond the reach of imagination or memory. It was a world unrelieved by humour, light, setting, or routine. Such a story, he claims, would collapse into itself like a black hole, shedding no light and yielding no understanding. Indeed, the hellships may represent a kind of depravity, a supreme form of evil beyond the scope of history (Hubbard, Apocalypse Undone, 164). Although Hubbard's observation may be valid when it comes to the creation of a painting, movie, or novel, fortunately (or unfortunately, as the case may be), this is not a novel. Truth does not always follow the dictums of art. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 366pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: Gregory Michno 0850528216
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The Balloonatics by Alan Morris (£21.00)Publisher: London: Jarrolds — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091009405]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Glossary; Cutaways; Appendices [5];

From the cover: “Bloody April and First of the Many have established Alan Morris as a leading historian of military aviation. By presenting in The Balloonatics the unique story of the kite-balloon units who were born in the Great War and who died with it, Mr Morris has again filled a major historical gap. The result is both an invaluable reference book for the enthusiast and a narrative of inspiring courage and fantastic drama for the general reader.

During the First World War the Balloonatics fulfilled the most bizarre of duties: to spy on enemy movements and to direct artillery by telephone while staked out like tiger-bait for hostile aeroplanes and anti-aircraft guns. The author has traced survivors and combed British and foreign archives to produce a closely documented record of aerial traps, ruses and miraculous escapes.

The personal stories of these men — and of their hunters, the balloon-busters — are woven into a colourful tapestry of campaigns, inter-service quarrels and political failings.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Air Vice-Marshal W. F. Macneece Foster. Size: 8½" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 212 pages. Tags: aeronautics, balloons 20th century, observation science great britain history, reconnaissance history, kite service aviation, balloon operations, lighter units, raf command, royal force, first edition books, books written alan morris, books introduced air vice-marshal macneece foster, 0091009405
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Economic Theory and Marketing Practice by Angela Hatton; Mike Oldroyd; (£20.50)Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0750602414]Condition: Near Fine.Description: This book has been designed to address the needs of those students of business and marketing who are studying economics. The prime focus of the book is students of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), but many business students will find our marketing oriented approach to economics valuable and easy to relate to their business shidies. 386pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
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Sharks Among Minnows: Germany's First Fighter Pilots and the Fokker Eindecker Period, July 1915 to September 1916 by Norman Franks (£19.50)Publisher: London: Grub Street — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902304926]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4]; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “In early 1915, with the world war in its infancy, the attention of Allied and German air strategists was focussed on trying to stop each other making reconnaissances and artillery observation sorties over the lines. Various ingenious schemes met with limited success, then suddenly in the summer of 1915 there was a breakthrough for the Germans — the arrival at the front of the Fokker Eindecker.

Its advantage was the synchronised machine gun firing through the whirling blades of the propeller — a revolution in contemporary air fighting. Those German pilots disposed to flying these first single-seat aeroplanes, if successful, soon became famous and the first aces. Names such as Boelcke, Immelmann, Wintgens, Parschau, Mulzer, Hohndorf, Frankl and von Althaus quickly became the first heroes to the German public and the first winners of the coveted Pour le Merits — the famed Blue Max.

These men and others caused havoc amongst British and French airmen over the Western Front for just over a year, something history has called the ‘Fokker Scourge’. Although comparatively small in numbers, they were deadly when attacking lightly armed, almost defenceless British and French aeroplanes; truly ‘sharks among minnows’.

Norman Franks has covered this period in detail, bringing to light new information and insights, and explaining how these early German fighter pilots achieved their kills, who they shot down, when and where. Contains many rare and previously unpublished photos.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 182 pages. Tags: fokker eindecker fighter planes aerial operations air fighting warfare aeronautical engineering western front 1914-1918 theatre first war aircraft aeroplanes aviation types manufacturer german pilots history 20th century
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Wildfowlers and Poachers: Fifty Years on the East Coast by Arthur Henry Patterson (£19.50)Publisher: Ashford Press Publishing — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1852530219]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “First published in 1929, Wildfowlers and Poachers drew on 50 years of loving and shrewd observation by Arthur Patterson of his native Norfolk. ‘John Knowlittle’, as he was known widely in his lifetime, was an enthusiastic naturalist and a popular, sociable local character around Yarmouth, who captured in his writing both the wildlife and the human lives of the area.

In this his ninth book, he depicts the lives and activities of the wildfowlers who were a common sight in the Norfolk estuary before swamp drainage and Wild Birds Protection Acts removed their livelihood. He also chronicles the changes seen in the 50 years which span the turn of the century such as the appointment of wardens to ensure observation of the Close Seasons Acts. Some of his most entertaining passages describe the war between the gunners and the ‘Watcher’.

A generation long past and a countryside long lost, is brought to life again here through John Knowlittle’s vivid, shrewd and affectionate portraits.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Jonathan Duval. Foreword or introduction by Tony Jackson. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 224 pages. Tags: patterson duval 1852530219 fowling england norfolk history spoonbill oyster catchers plovers brentgeese duck mallard gun crested grebes land dotterel wildfowling
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Marketing by David Mercer (£19.00)Publisher: Blackwell — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0631196382]Condition: Very Good.Description: Second Edition. 560pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
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Sociology by Anthony Giddens (£18.50)Publisher: Polity Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780745611150]Condition: Good. Upper wrap a little curled. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Second Edition, Fully Revised & Updated. The new edition has been thoroughly revised using the very latest available empirical data. In addition, there are a number of completely new sections, many covering topics hardly discussed in other introductory textbooks. Contains, for example, extended analyses of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia, the upsurge in new forms of nationalism and ethnicity, and the debate over the 'end of history' as well as covering all the more orthodox areas of sociological work in a lively and stimulating way.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 819 pages. Tags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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The Strategic and Operational Planning of Marketing by Gordon E. Greenley (£18.00)Publisher: McGraw Hill — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0070841543]Condition: Good. Couple of pages a little creased. Upper wrap creased. Internally bright and clean.Description: The overall objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive treatment of the planning of marketing at both the strategic and operational levels of management, and it is aimed not only at students, but also at managers involved with the planning of marketing. The book is aimed at postgraduate students studying marketing, strategic management, business policy, and organizational behaviour, as well as at students following marketing and business policy options on first degree programmes. This includes those pursuing a master's degree, post-graduate diploma, or research degree at either the master's or doctoral level. 252pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
Marketing Plus: A Positive Approach to Total Management by David Joseph; Tony Mcburnie; (£15.50)Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0434909084]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little scuffing to the lower panel of the DJ with some wear to the top edge of same.Description: This book is not an academic treatise. It is a practical collection of 'essays' that aims to examine marketing philosophy, to explain marketing in simple language, and to provide guidelines and applications pertinent to a wide cross-section of businesses. Much of the content is based on published articles, broadcasts, lectures and seminar notes prepared by the authors over the past decade. Additionally, international management experience, extensive project work, research and consulting for a variety of companies and organisations have provided a platform from which many of the guidelines have been drawn. 139pp. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
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Play Better Tennis in Two Days: Simplify the Game and Play Like the Pros by Oscar Wegner; Steven Ferry; (£14.50)Publisher: McGraw-Hill — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0071437177]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the cover: “Can Tennis really be this Simple? Just ask the dozens of world-class players who made it to the top using Oscar Wegner’s groundbreaking approach. But if playing tennis isn’t so easy for you, if you never seem to play up to your potential, don’t blame yourself — blame the coach who taught you a lot of uselessly complex techniques. Play Better Tennis in 2 Hours is your guide to tennis as the pros play it — more intuitive, more fluid, and more fun. World-renowned tennis coach and ESPN commentator Oscar Wegner shows you how to focus your efforts on one thing — hitting the ball correctly. Your own natural athleticism will take care of everything else. Follow the simple drills in this power-packed handbook, and you’ll learn how to: Move to the ball efficiently and fluidly; Master both one- and two-handed backhands; Stop worrying about foot position and stance; Combine control and power on your volleys; Hit every stroke harder and more accurately; Put more speed and spin into your serve; Put a wicked topspin on your forehand; Put more Punch in your return;”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7¼". 218 pages. Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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Rites of Passage by William Golding (£14.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571116396]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Price Clipped. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “An ancient ship of the line converted to general purposes is making her way from the South of England to Australia. She carries a few guns, some cargo, some animals, some seamen, some soldiers, some emigrants and a few ladies and gentlemen. There is a clergyman of the Church of England. There is Wilmot Brocklebank, lithographer, marine artist and portrait painter. There is a young army officer. Representing the higher echelons of administration is young Mr Talbot, setting out with the utmost confidence towards a distinguished career. But the voyage teaches him some unexpected things. It affords him more opportunities for observing the ceremonies that mark a progress through life – more chances for a mixture of acute observation and sheer misjudgement – than he could possibly record in his journal; though, for his godfather’s entertainment, he tries his best.”Notes: Jacket designed by Cathie Felstead. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Dark Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 278 pages.
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The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power by Lee G. Bolman; Terrence E. Deal; (£14.50)Publisher: Jossey-Bass — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0787974137]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Front flap has a light vertical crease otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Why A Book About Wizards And Warriors as models for leadership? Because, as Peter Drucker once said, everything you learned is wrong — at best, it is misleading and insufficient. You typically learn in school, workshops, and seminars that if you can manage the work and serve the people, you have what it takes. It's not true. Maybe you have enough stuff to be a pretty good manager, but it takes a lot more to be a good leader. The Wizard and the Warrior gives leaders the insight and courage they need to take risks on behalf of values they cherish and the people they guide. Great leaders must act both as wizard, calling on imagination, creativity, meaning, and magic, and as warrior, mobilizing strength, courage, and willingness to fight as necessary to fulfil their mission.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 248 pages. Tags: problem-solving characteristics decision-making problem-solver organisational script-writing communication brainstorming transactional environmental effectiveness assertiveness non-franchise 9780787974138 presentations satisfaction presentation relationship productivity negotiations expectations consultative organization coordinating interviewing nervousness personality inefficient performance integration negotiation controlling persistence observation development improvement innovation delegation innovating successful efficiency delegators developing fallacious principles modulation initiative objections enthusiasm priorities life-cycle
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Arabian Nights: The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night Selected by Antony Atha from the Illustrated Benares Edition by Richard F. Burton (£14.00)Publisher: London: Bracken Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946495246]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings [16];

From the cover: “To celebrate the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Sir Richard Burton’s famous 17 volume translation of the Arabian Nights in 1885, this edition is the first of two volumes collecting together over 70 of the best known tales.

The origins of the Arabian Nights are lost in antiquity. First translated into a European language by the Frenchman Antoine Galland in the 18th century, many of the characters in the stories have become household names. Versions of Aladdin and his Lamp and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves appear in countless children’s books and are performed as pantomimes every Christmas, and the same is true of many others. But the simple fairytale element of the Arabian Nights can be exaggerated. As Burton himself said ‘viewed as a whole they are a drama of Eastern life, and a Dance of Death made sublime by faith and the highest emotions, by the certainty of expiation and the fullness of atoning equity. They form a phantasmagoria in which angels and archangels, devils and goblins, men of air, of fire, of water, naturally mingle with men of earth… All the splendour and squalor, the beauty and baseness, the glamour and grotesqueness… of Oriental life are here: it pictures the three great Arab passions, love, war and fancy; and still more, by adding Fiction to Fact the genius of the storyteller quickens the dry bones of history and revives the dead past. Truly they form one of the monuments of world literature.

To preserve the chronology of the original the stories in this edition are printed virtually in the order in which they first appeared. This first volume therefore contains that classic romp The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad, the famous Hunchback’s Tale, the marvellous Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, and that great favourite Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. In the second volume it is planned to include all the stories made famous by Galland — in particular Aladdin and his Lamp — which came in the seven Supplemental volumes in the original translation.

Throughout, the original unexpurgated version privately printed by the Burton Club has been used. This translation is marked by the extraordinary resource and felicity of expression that Burton commanded and for the last hundred years has remained the benchmark against which all other translations are measured. The anthropological notes embrace a wide field of erotic reference and abound in valuable observations based on Burton’s lifelong study and observation of the peoples of the East.

This commemorative centenary issue is illustrated with a selection of the paintings of Albert Letchford commissioned by the publisher H. S. Nichols for the first library edition. Letchford was a close friend of Sir Richard and Lady Burton, and one to whom, on the night of his death, Sir Richard presented his personal copy of The Thousand Nights and a Night. It seems therefore only fitting that these illustrations should illuminate the pages of a work which has done so much to bring to life ‘the splendour and squalor, the beauty and baseness, the glamour and grotesqueness’ of Oriental life.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Edmund Dulac. Illustrated by Albert Letchford. Size: 11" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 600 pages. Tags: classic fable the fairy tales favourite type tale old persia mohammed drama eastern life benares club edition richard burton burtonfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Military Aircraft Markings & Profiles by Barry C. Wheeler (£14.00)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges. Dust wrapper and boards slightly tanned at the edges. Text bright and tight.Description: Over 850 Full Colour Illustrations And Photographs. Camouflage Markings. History Of Markings From World War I To The Present Day.Notes: Size: 12" x 9". 191 pages. Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron ski-jump
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Tennis Strokes and Strategies by Various (£14.00)Publisher: Hodder — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340207221]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, 3cm tape-repaired tear to top edge of upper panel. Text bright and tight.Description: Of all the rival publications devoted to the game in America, Tennis Magazine is by far the most popular. This success has been achieved by virtue of the magazine's inclusion each month of a superbly illustrated instruction section. Called the 'Instruction Portfolio', each section illustrates and explains the techniques and tactics about one specific area of tennis. Tennis Strokes and Strategies is an exciting collection - the first ever published - of the best instruction from the widely acclaimed 'Portfolio' series. 217pp. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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Counter-Intuitive Marketing by Kevin J. Clancy; Peter C. Krieg; (£13.00)Publisher: Free Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0684855550]Condition: Near Fine - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: How Great Results Come from Uncommon Sense. From the flap: “The authors trace the high rate of business failure back to bad marketing strategy, and the even worse implementation of that strategy. Excess testosterone, they argue, compels senior managers to make decisions intuitively, instinctively, quickly, and, unfortunately, disastrously. In this informative and enlightening book, Clancy and Krieg confront these “over-and-over again” marketers, who don’t have time to do it right the first time, but endless time and a company bankroll to do it wrong over and over again. The authors draw from their decades of consumer and business-to-business marketing experience to business-to-business marketing experience to describe the intuitive decision-making practices that permeate business today, and demonstrate how these practices lead to disappointing performance.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black / White boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 350 pages. Tags: post-industrial problem-solving standardization market-oriented experimentation commonsensical intermediaries below-the-line communications pre-industrial implementation international undiversified communication reinforcement questionnaire eighty-twenty manufacturing multinational coordination distributors distribution post-testing segmentation descriptions availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence quantitative organization fundamentals contribution demographics discussions orientation forecasting assumptions expectation unitization diversified information promotional incremental participant comparative consumerism pre-testing opportunity integration
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Navigation for Yachtsmen by Mary Blewitt (£13.00)Publisher: Standford — 1979Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) [ISBN: 0540072745]Condition: Very Good+. Small owners sticker to ffep otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Fourth Edition. Illustrated with line drawings.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 101 pages. Tags: swanage-bournemouth needle-and-pointer direction-finders digital-reading characteristics rotating-light cross-channel digital-tuned interpolation sophisticated depth-contour edge-reading over-relying navigational establishing hand-bearing tide-raising conventional echo-sounder geographical application calculating information corrections lightvessel differences observation traditional instruments dome-topped flat-topped pre-planned rectilinear destination dial-tuned separation visibility counteract horizontal chart-work lighthouse projection restricted protractor derivation dartmouth suggested direction longitude comparing anchoring
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On The Prime Minister's Account by Olle E. Hogstrand (£13.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575015519]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: The Prime Minister of Sweden, Bengt Sundelin, is on his way back from a visit to the United States. It has been an awkward visit, for the Americans are still remembering the recent assassination, by a Swede, of their Ambassador to Stockholm. The man who threw the bomb, a student named Jens Fors, is in the psychiatric wing of the Langhohn prison, under observation and awaiting trial. He seems strangely confident that all will work out well for him. And with, it appears, good reason, for the Prime Minister arrives back at his home to find that his little daughter Kristina has just been kidnapped. 217pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Translated by Elina Levy. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Finding Birds Around the World by Peter Alden & John Gooders (£12.50)Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0395291143]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, short closed tears to the head of both panels.Description: Signed by the author, Alden, on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXCVIII] 683 pages. Tags: bird birds blrders ecosystems for guidebooks guides index major observation sites taxonomic travel visitors watching world
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Greater London: Growth & Development Through 2000 Years by Christopher Trent (£12.50)Publisher: Phoenix Hous — 1965Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Corners gently bumped. Ex-libris with usual marks.Description: The author approached the work from two standpoints. One has been observation and study, visiting every building and historic site mentioned. The other is study of local collections, old prints, old books, and other fascinating material available.Illustrated with 118 photographs by the author and 26 prints.
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La Vida by Oscar Lewis (£12.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Poor Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper worn and torn at the head, tail and corners with slight loss, laminate lifting at the spine. Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap “The jury for the science, philosophy and religion category cited it for its original contribution to the literature of anthropology, for its perceptive, detached observation of individuals and the stuff of human life; and for its illumination of how poverty formed and deformed one family between Puerto Rico and New York.”Notes: Jacket designed by Marty Stein. Size: 8¾" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 599 pages. Tags: culture poverty puerto rico new york anthropological studies poverty and family life mexico mexican latin american unincorporated territory american dtizens live poverty low educational level slums unemployed food allotments increased urbanization hollingshead rogler puerto rican urban slum family professor sidney mintz anti-poverty programs constructive social action maligned
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Scott's Last Journey by Edited by Peter King (£12.50)Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715629387]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “As the years have gone by, Scott’s reputation has been weighed in the balance with Shackleton’s — and found wanting. Even the precious journals that Scott wrote on the journey are no longer in print, while photographs of the expedition have gathered dust in scientific institutes. In this new edition of the Journals, Peter King re-examines Scott’s exploits, setting his own account against modern studies of the Polar Race and thus enabling readers to make their own judgements for the first time. The text is illuminated by a selection of photographs, taken by one of the greatest Antarctic explorers, Herbert Ponting, who accompanied Scott.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Beryl Bainbridge. Size: 10" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: british antarctic expedition 1910 beardmore glacier pole oates scott great ice barrier ross island victoria land shelf brash fragments floe finnesko fur boots flense flence blubber pemmican hoosh foot polar lands shores nunatak chree indians piedmont continent norwegian skiff morainic material sennegras sastrugus snow-plain working crack experience bay whales cape
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Air Forces of the World by Barry C. Wheeler (£11.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0711009791]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ faded at the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned at the margins.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Itemises each country’s air power, showing not only the combat and transport/support equipment but also the strengths, operational bases and organisation. With a fund of new and informed information and a selection of rare photographs, many of which have never been seen before.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". 112 pages. Tags: air force air base search rescue anti-submarine warfare air observation post electronic countermeasures air-to-surface missile electronic intelligence forward air control tactical fighter wing
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Child Care And Health for Nursery Nurses by Jean Brain; Molly D. Martin; (£11.50)Publisher: Nelson Thornes — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781871402131]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: 3rd Edition. Covers subjects such as: The Baby and the Family; Common Infectious Diseases and the Sick Child; Growth and Physical Development; Cognitive Development; Social and Emotional Development; Children with Special Needs; Children under Stress; The Government and the Welfare State;Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¾". 282 pages. Tags: absences abuse accidents aches activities additives administer aids ailments allegations allergies anaphylactic annual antiseptics anxiety appendicitis appetite application appraisal approach assertiveness assessing assessment assignments assistant associative assumptions asthma attachment attendance authority autism babies basics basket bathtime behaviour behavioural benefits bleach blocks bodies bonding boredom bottle breast-feeding bricks bullying burns businesses cap
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In A Fugitive Season: A Sequence of Poems by Robert Dana (£11.50)Publisher: The Ohio University Press — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0804008043]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “In a Fugitive Season is the long-awaited sixth volume of poetry by Robert Dana.

The poems in this collection are arranged in a sequence which explores the intensities, confusions, sudden insights brought on by the conflicts of passion and the pain of consciousness. The sequence forms a kind of love story, a tragi-comedy which plays itself out against a real world of power, poverty, and politics. While not so tightly bound to one another that they cannot be read separately, these poems nevertheless form an interwoven whole with recurrent figures and motifs.

In this volume, Dana shows that at the heart of all meaning is silence. The poems emerge from that silence, they struggle to create themselves, to overcome the reticence of meaning. Sometimes the language twists into grotesqueness or obscurity. At other times, it breaks into new formalities of speech, giving off fresh light.

In these poems, Robert Dana once again displays his mastery of language and imagery, his acuteness of observation and richness of invention, a precision and fullness of line, and an ear for music, that are breath-takingly fine.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 52 pages. Tags: acrostic alliteration ambiguity american anthologies aristotle’s assonance bard biblical canzone cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable ghazal haiku hymns incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza texts traditions uses verse versifier villanelle writers
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Living Sociology: A Critical Introduction by Deena & Michael Weinstein (£11.50)Publisher: David McKay — 1974Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0679302522]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled, slightly dog-eared. A more than acceptable reading or reference copy.Description: An introduction to the theories of sociology. 488ppTags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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The Tennis Workshop: A Complete Game Guide by Alan Jones; Barrie Wood; (£11.50)Publisher: The Crowood Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1852237295]Condition: Very Good. Uneven tanning to the spine and wraps. Slightly warped but a pleasant copy overall.Description: A comprehensive, practical manual for players, teachers, coaches and officials at every level of the game. Written by one of Britain's most successful professional coaches it includes: step-by-step instruction illustrated with sequence photographs and detailed colour diagrams; guidance on mental approach, training and injury; colour photographs of today's top players in action;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". 224 pages. Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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A Consuming Passion: Marketing as a Career by Martyn Bittleston (£10.50)Publisher: Educational Explorers — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0852257317]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good+ DJ. Would appear to be an ex-libris copy although the only mark is the Dewey code to ffep. Otherwise a very nice copy complimented by similar dustwrapper.Description: The book is a fascinating autobiography for those within and without the business world; a potential eye-opener for directors who believe their companies to be marketing orientated; and provides valuable guidelines for anyone contemplating a career in this rewarding but demanding sphere. 120pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve. Introduction / preface by Malcolm Ashworth.Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
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Are Sergeants Human? by J. Basil Boothroyd (£10.50)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1945Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: 2nd Impression. A collection of articles previously appearing in "Punch".Notes: Illustrated by C. F. Greatbagh. Size: 7½" x 5". Brown boards with Black titling to the Spine. 123 pages. Tags: mess observation horse-shoe nail army co-operation sergeant orders punch cartoons army humour military amusement
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Do-It-Yourself Marketing by David F. Ramacitti (£10.50)Publisher: AMACOM — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 081447800X]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this edition.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 189 pages. Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
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Great Railway Journeys of the World by Miles Kington, Brian Thompson, Michael Palin, Michael Wood, Eric Robson, Ludovic Kennedy, Michael Frayn & Dennis Marks (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: B0047X16RC]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with a closed, but untidy, slit to the leading edge of the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Long train journeys give the traveller time for observation and reflection. In Great Railway Journeys of the World, seven distinguished writers and presenters each take a different journey and give an original and dramatic perspective on the modern world.

First, Brian Thompson travels leisurely through southern India, from the noise and heat of Bombay to the calm of Cochin via Bangalore and Ootacamund. Michael Wood goes north from Cape Town on the Blue Train, the most luxurious train in the world, and then through spectacular scenery to the Victoria Falls. His journey is a unique and compelling portrait of modern southern Africa. Michael Frayn’s journey across Australia includes rides on the legendary Ghan into Alice Springs, and a three hundred-mile trip across the Nullarbor Plain on the longest straight railway line in the world.

Ludovic Kennedy crosses the United States by the historical overland route — from . New York to Chicago on the Broadway Limited, and then, in the tracks of Robert Louis Stevenson, he takes the San Francisco Zephyr via Denver and Promontory Point. The journey ends in Los Angeles. Miles Kington travels through South America from Lima to La Paz, crossing the highest railroad in the world — 60 tunnels, 45 bridges, and zigzagging all the way up to 15,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes. Later he unexpectedly encounters a Bolivian revolution in the wayside town of Viacha. As a boy, Michael Palin (of Monty Python fame) spent hours on Sheffield’s Midland Station train-spotting. In his great railway journey, he fulfils a dream and travels from London to the Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast of Scotland, a route steeped in railway history. Finally, Eric Robson meanders through France, rides rack-and-pinion up and down the mountain railways of Switzerland and goes on to Vienna and through the Iron Curtain to Budapest.

The book is illustrated with evocative photographs in both colour and black and white, and will appeal not only to those who enjoyed the television programmes but to all railway buffs.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Glynn Boyd Harte. Size: 8¾" x 7½". Olive boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: railroads rail travel railways miles kington brian thompson michael palin wood eric robson ludovic kennedy frayn dennis marks b0047x16rc first editions firsts printings 1st
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King George VI & Queen Elizabeth by Christopher Warwick (£10.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine DJDescription: Assiten by first-hand observation and reminiscences, previoulsy unpublished material, as well as published sources, Christopher Warwick has taken a refreshingly direct look at the lives and personalities of King George VI and his Queen. 214pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Tags: Royal figures 0283991828
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Military Aircraft of the World by John W. Taylor; Gordon Swanborough; (£10.50)Publisher: Ian Allan — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: This books describes and illustrates 300 basic types of aircraft and a much larger number of variants, providing the most complete coverage of contemporary military aircraft. Illustrated with mono plates.Tags: maintenance/support forward-looking countermeasures anti-ballistic reconnaissance air-to-surface 9780711024250 abbreviations british-based anti-surface air-launched organization code-letters surveillance observation cross-check battlefield operational helicopters limitation electronic navigation air-to-air helicopter insurgency reference strategic anti-ship airforces pilotless squadrons infra-red platform aircraft atlantic detector maritime analysis european markings military location airborne tactical magnetic warplane overseas historic usn/usmc take-off squadron
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Practical Weather Observation by W. F. McMenamin (£10.50)Publisher: Percival Marshall & Co. — 1946Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Gently faded at the spine. Boards (card covers) a little faded. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and tables.Notes: Size: 7¼" x 4¾". 76 pages. Tags: apparatus climatological climatology construction establishing fact fiction guide instruments meteorological observation practical routine rudiments science station the weather
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Put the Knife in Gently: Memoirs of a Life with Legends by Donald Zec (£10.50)Publisher: London: Robson Books — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861056974]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Kirk Douglas once implored Donald Zee to ‘put the knife in gently’ — a variant on Hollywood’s dictum: ‘I don’t care what you say, just spell the name right’. Donald Zee’s celebrated entertainment column appeared in the Daily Mirror for more than twenty years and he spent much of that time in Hollywood. He developed close friendships with many of the celebrities of the fifties, sixties and seventies and became one of the few journalists they trusted.

Put the Knife in Gently is a witty and revealing look at Zee’s experiences with Hollywood’s legends. Sailing with Humphrey Bogart on his yacht the Santana; encountering Gary Grant in his hotel room as he washed his dainty ladies’ smalls (a traveller’s tip, not a fetish); having coffee with Marilyn Monroe at her apartment; experiencing the spectacle of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in full flow; joining John and Yoko on the bed during their honeymoon protest — all this and much more is recounted with humour, insight and affection.

Zee’s sharp observation penetrates the hype upon which Hollywood is built and lays bare the real people behind the facades. Put the Knife in Gently is hugely entertaining and a compelling read for anyone interested in Hollywood and the film legends of the twentieth century.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 308 pages. Tags: zec donald column entertainment journalists great britain biography daily mirror motion picture actors and actresses interviews celebrities
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A Day in the Country by John Gooders (£9.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0233970827]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded, slightly more heavily so at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.Description: Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “This book will be invaluable to everyone who wants to make the most of the British countryside. Whether you are a dedicated naturalist planning your trips months in advance, or simply someone who decides to take ‘a day in the country’ on the spur of the moment, Mr Gooders provides suggestions and guidance in plenty.

The places covered range from the vast Lakeland National Park, to the tiny Rex Graham Nature Reserve, which is open only one afternoon a year. They include nature reserves, national parks, botanic gardens, zoos and safari parks, footpaths long and short, bird and waterfowl gardens, and a personal selection of walks in every area of the country. Whether you are planning to holiday in an unfamiliar area, or are in search of places to visit near home, there is something in this book for you.

The guide is prefaced by general information on the various categories -national nature reserves, national parks etc; and for each site mentioned there are full details of how to reach it, and where to go when you get there, as well of details of the birds, animals and flowers you may expect to see. There is also complete information on routes, permits, access, etc, and where necessary the text is supplemented by sketch maps.

A Day in the Country should have a place in the glove compartment of every family car -though Mr Gooders’ enthusiasm will soon prise you out of the car and into the countryside itself, with its infinite range of interest and beauty.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Richard Bell. Illustrated by David Thelwell. Size: 8" x 5¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: and areas britain description directories great guidebooks history national natural observation organisms outdoor parks recreation reserves sites texts travel watching wildlife zoos
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Assessing Children's Learning by Mary Jane Drummond (£9.50)Publisher: David Fulton — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853461989]Condition: Very Good.Description: Reprint with amendments. [First: 1993] From the cover: “This book examines some of the important questions that teachers and other educators ask themselves as they assess children’s learning across the curriculum. It offers an alternative to the objective, mechanical approaches to assessment that have proliferated since the implementation of the 1988 Education Reform Act. In this book, assessment is seen as the process in which teachers look at children’s learning, strive to understand it, and then put their understanding to good use. It invites teachers to consider the choices they make in the process of assessment, and to acknowledge their right, their responsibility and their power to act in the interests of children.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Primary Curriculum series. 195 pages. Tags: ability administration aims assessment based britain centred child childhood development education educational elementary evaluation examinations infancy inset introductory jason junior kingdom learning looking making materials measurements objectives observation ourselves practices pre-school primary principles psychology rights schools see? seeing skills teaching techniques testing tests trying understanding united ways
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Basic Steps in Astronomy by John Boulton (£9.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1979Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0713710128]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams & charts. From the cover: “Astronomy is a science in which the amateur can contribute greatly to the knowledge of the subject. Constant observation of the heavens is the key to the accumulation of new data and the formulation of new theories about the nature and the origin of the Universe.

Basic Steps in Astronomy is the beginner’s guide to the subject. It aims to encourage those already interested in it and introduce them to the equipment and the techniques that will turn a reading knowledge into a practical hobby.

After an introductory history of the subject the book describes the equipment that a beginner can buy or build. It then goes on to discuss the way in which various objects can be located on the celestial sphere. The second half of the book acts as a guide to what can be seen — the moon and planets, the stars, and the galaxies. Observations from both the southern and northern hemispheres are dealt with and there are 4 pages of full colour and over 50 black and white illustrations.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Pictorial boards. 144 pages. Tags: almagest altazimuth ascension asteroid astronomer astronomy atmosphere belt bode's brahe brightest carnac cassegrain clusters constellations copernicus declination diagram doppler double eclipsing equinoxes eudoxus evolution eyepiece formation galactic galaxies galaxy galilean galileo gravity hiparchus h-r instrument jupiter kepler's laws luminosity lunar maksutov mars mercury meteorites meteors motion mythology nebulae neptune newtonian novae objects phenomena pluto populations precession ptolemy quasi relativity satellites saturn seyfert solar spectroscope spectroscopic stellar studies tektites transient transit tycho universal uranus variable venus
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Discover the Sky with Telescope and Camera by Richard Knox (£9.50)Publisher: Chislehurst: R. Morgan Publishing — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0902979019]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier fading to the spine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Astrological Charts; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: astronomy observers manuals astronomical bodies observation amateurs
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Fortress Europe by Rudi Rolf & Peter Saal (£9.50)Publisher: Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd. — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853100323]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight but with just a tint of toning at the margins of the leaves. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “The German capture of the supposedly impregnable Belgian fortress of Eben-Emael in May 1940 shocked the world, while the vaunted Maginot Line proved useless against an enemy who virtually ignored and bypassed it. As always, military planners had designed for the last rather than for the next war, ignoring the advances in tank and aircraft technology which had revolutionised warfare. Even the Germans fell into the same trap, building the Atlantic Wall and the Channel Island defences against invasion from the sea and the West Wall (the so-called ‘Siegfried Line’) against any possible invasion of Germany itself from the west. As a result, throughout the 1930s and ‘40s Western Europe was covered in deeply dug-in bunkers, artillery, machine-guns and anti-aircraft emplacements, observation and fire direction towers, underground magazines and other fortifications, a vast number of which survive to this day due either to their inherent strength or the work of preservation enthusiasts.

This book explores the history of modern fortifications from the 1870s, showing how designs changed radically to meet new threats, particularly in the form of artillery. It shows how some of the major forts fared in battle in both World Wars, and with the aid of dozens of clear maps and photographs, provides a detailed travel-guide for everyone wishing to explore their frequently well-preserved remains. Most are open to the public and many house museums, so opening times are also included. These defensive lines and positions, fashioned from steel and concrete, have stood idle now for over forty years yet still exercise a tremendous pull on the imagination. This book will thus be invaluable not only to students of fortifications but also to anyone touring France, Holland, Belgium, Germany or the Channel Islands.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 166 pages. Tags: fortification europe history architecture defensive science fortifications field engineering france germany second war concrete stone masonry fortified lines maginot line siegfried atlantic wall
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Goldfinger: How Entrepreneurs Get Rich by Starting Small by Robert Heller (£9.50)Publisher: HarperCollinsBusiness — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002558467]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a small nick at the head of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “The entrepreneur is the hero of capitalism, the object of envy and admiration, the mainspring for the private sector, the stuff of commercial legend, the source of new companies, new products, new industries. Yet, unlike business management, entrepreneurship remains shrouded in mystery — possibly because no one believes it can be taught. In Goldfinger, Robert Heller dispels the myths surrounding entrepreneurship and explores this unique area of business practice. At every stage — from initial thought processes, through planning to implementation and beyond — the entrepreneur can benefit from the examples of others, and from clear precepts and practices. There are entrepreneurs who have never needed a lesson, who have acted from instinct rather than intellect, but tracking their actions invariably reveals a pattern, based on logic and observation, controlled by methods which can be easily learned and followed.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 244 pages. Tags: diversification entrepreneurial troubleshooters experimentation troubleshooting differentiation self-confidence self-employment re-engineering wealth-sharing differentiated customer-first specialization value-builders tele-marketing short-termism communication effectiveness disadvantages manufacturing breakthroughs brainstorming hire-and-fire relationships certification globalization interpersonal concentration over-reaching self-employed possibilities consultancies small-company accessibility international intelligence entrepreneur distribution second-round productivity over-trading organization breakthrough corporations propositions satisfaction professional life-stylers partnerships benchmarking long-termism
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How to play Tennis by Clarence Jones (£9.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine DJDescription: This is a practical book for the beginner and the improver. Easy-to-follow instructions guide the player through all the groundwork essential for a sound approach to the game, while the step-by-step photographs and captions help isolate and solve particular problems in stroke-making. 61pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½") Introduction / preface by Clarence Jones.Tags: troubleshooting sportsmanship hand-eye-foot double-handed conventional consistently relationship second-serve applications competitions fundamentals racquet-back participants coordination left-handed positioning traditional nervousness tiebreakers performance development consistency instructors corrections first-serve assessments observation coordinated adjustments preparation continental confidence transition techniques generating tournament one-handed simplicity federation windshield crosscourt practicing centreline two-handed skip-check correcting strategies importance percentage derivation trajectory
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New Rules for the New World by Eddie Obeng (£9.50)Publisher: Capstone — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1900961156]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Cautionary Tales for the New World Manager.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 233 pages. Tags: customer-focused problem-solving characteristics decision-making implementation script-writing organisational problem-solver assertiveness communication effectiveness presentations transactional brainstorming self-directed environmental satisfaction consultative interviewing expectations productivity relationship presentation coordinating minimization bench-marker negotiations informatized organization communicator inefficient improvement nervousness performance integration negotiation controlling persistence development re-engineer observation personality innovation delegation innovating successful efficiency delegators developing fallacious principles
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Not Bosses But Leaders: How to Lead the Way to Success by John Adair (£9.50)Publisher: Kogan Page — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0749446323]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly spotted otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 3rd Edition. From the cover: “One of the few books on leadership that can genuinely be called a “classic”, this pioneering work from leadership expert John Adair has transformed our understanding of how leadership works and how executives can become business leaders. Accessible guidance on exactly what you need to become a leader is presented in the form of a dialogue with a young business executive, who is soon to become a strategic leader. Each fundamental aspect of leadership is exposed and explained in a concise, lucid way. ‘Not Bosses But Leaders’ will enable you to greatly improve your leadership skills. It is a book that doesn’t depend on historical models but springs from the day-to-day realities of management. It is the study of what a leader actually has to do.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 186 pages. Tags: problem-solving characteristics decision-making organisational script-writing problem-solver presentations brainstorming transactional assertiveness effectiveness communication organizations environmental presentation relationship productivity negotiations expectations satisfaction interviewing consultative organization coordinating performance persistence integration improvement development personality nervousness inefficient controlling observation situational negotiation modulation horizontal creativity leadership innovating efficiency delegators developing principles resistance procedures initiative innovation objections enthusiasm
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Practical Nursing and Anatomy for Pupil Nurses by Jane Forrest (£9.50)Publisher: Edward Arnold — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with wear and loss at the spine ends and corners, several short closed tears.Description: 1st Reprint. [First: 1966] From the flap: “The aim of this book is to provide a good foundation of basic facts which will guide the pupil and enrolled nurse to a wider knowledge and understanding of the care of the patient. Anatomy and Physiology is not treated as a separate, rather dull subject, but is shown to be closely allied to the diseases and treatments which the nurse encounters daily on the wards. The information contained in the book is presented as simply as possible with explanations of technical terminology given where necessary. A large number of cross references are given as a further aid to study. Nurses should be encouraged to get into the habit of using them, since they establish links which connect one fact with another until a more complete picture of the subject is obtained. “Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: catheterization cardio-vascular parasympathetic hyperthyroidism osteo-arthritis micro-organisms osteo-myelitis tranquillizers hyperglycaemia intervertebral thyrotoxicosis conjunctivitis bronchiectasis gynaecological diverticulosis blood-pressure defervescence carbohydrates intramuscular cholecystitis hypoglycaemia pre-operative staphylococci poliomyelitis sterilization polyarthritis psychosomatic psychological disinfectants extracellular intracellular pharmacopoeia cerebrospinal toxocariasis drug-induced chemotherapy sulphonamide spirochaetes atheromatous pneumothorax microcephaly steatorrhoea transmission tuberculosis bacteriology hydrochloric lymphadenoma inflammation immunization hyperpyrexia hutchinson’s
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The Birdwatcher's Year by Greenhalgh, Malcolm (£9.50)Publisher: George Philip — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0540012181]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Would be Very Good were it not for the small ding to the join of the upper panel which has pierced the wrapper and dented the board. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Robin Murrell. Size: 8" x 9½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: birds britain great ireland observation watching
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The Body Is the Hero by Ronald J. Glasser (£9.50)Publisher: Collins — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002160773]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Heavily faded at the spine and more lightly at the margins of the panels. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 248 pages. Tags: gammaglobulinemia immunodeficiency incompatibility neutralization complications counterattack immunization vaccinations researchers observation authorities destructive destruction transplants physicians vaccinated pediatrics production semmelweis immunology population rejection immunized suffering microbial mysteries diseases medicine clinical american globulin antibody baffling bacteria disease pasteur defends against microbe killers academy viruses advance medical system cancer itself immune battle jenner curing thymus attack minor rhino group viral cells gamma white pain body koch and how the
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