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The Naval History of Great Britain from the Declaration of War by France in 1793, to the Accession of George IV: A New Edition, with Additions and Notes, and An Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino, by Captain Chamier, R. N. [6 Volumes] by William James (£230.00)Publisher: London: Richard Bentley — 1837Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Good. Leather is worn on the spine and tips of all volumes. Bookplate laid over bookplate to the pastedown of each. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered spotting, more so at the frontispieces and titles. A decent set overall. Description: Illustrated by way of: Folding Abstracts; Portrait to the frontispiece of each;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Tags: james royal navy britain europe politics government history naval 18th century 19th french revolutionary napoleonic wars
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The Fleet in the First World War Volume 1: Operations of the Russian Fleet by Edited by N. B. Pavlovich (£86.00)Publisher: New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta & New York: Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little dulled at the panels and faded at the spine. Boards and spine dulled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Translation of Flot v Pervoi Mirovoi Voine published by Voennoe Izdatel’stvo, Ministry of Defence, USSR, Moscow, 1964. Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables; Fold-Out Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Among the many works on the First World War there has been no comprehensive account of the Russian navy’s part in that epic clash of the great powers. This gap is now filled by the present volume, which takes its place as the authoritative record of the Russian fleet’s day-by-day contribution to the war at sea from 1914 through 1917, when the revolutionary Bolshevik government took Russia out of what it saw as a purely imperialistic confrontation.

The story of the tortuously slow growth of the tsarist navy is told against the background of war preparations by Germany, France and England. We learn that through the vision and persistence of a few leaders Russia’s posture both on land, at sea and in the air at the outbreak of the war could inspire a measure of confidence.

The deeds of the Russian navy are recounted on the basis of the three theatres where it operated: the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the White Sea and adjoining coastal waters. The sections under these three heads give a year-by-year account of the fighting at sea against the background of the general progress of hostilities, particularly on the land front. The account concludes with the overthrow of the Tsar, the brief transition of Bolshevik rule, and the upheaval these developments produced in the Russian navy, which played a not inconsiderable part in hastening the process.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 560 pages. Tags: naval navies operations actions russian armed forces baltic first war history fleet trebizond operation bosporus turkish anatolisk sailing ships bases enemy submarines arctic ocean flotilla
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Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822: The Search For a Christian Enlightenment in the Era of Samuel Stanhope Smith by Mark A. Noll (£54.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691047642]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Widely viewed during the Revolutionary period as a champion of both republicanism and evangelical Calvinism, the College of New Jersey nonetheless experienced great inner turmoil as its leaders tried to support the stability of the new nation by integrating sound principles of science and faith. Focusing on three presidencies — those of John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green — Mark Noll relates the dramatic institutional history of what is now Princeton University, a history closely related to the intellectual development of the early republic. Noll examines in detail the student rebellions and the trustees’ disillusionment with the college, which, despite Wither-spoon’s and Stanhope Smith’s efforts to harmonize traditional Reformed faith with a moderate Scottish enlightenment, led to the establishment of a separate Presbyterian seminary in 1812.

As a cultural and intellectual history of the early United States, this book deepens our understanding of how science, religion, and politics interacted during the period. Close attention is given to the Scottish philosophy of common sense, which Stanhope Smith developed into an educational vision that he hoped would encourage a stable social order.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 340 pages. Tags: smith samuel stanhope 1750-1819 princeton university history 18th century 19th higher education and state new jersey church teaching mark noll 0691047642 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822: The Search For a Christian Enlightenment in the Era of Samuel Stanhope Smith by Mark A. Noll (£44.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691047642]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faint toning to the top edges of the panels otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Widely viewed during the Revolutionary period as a champion of both republicanism and evangelical Calvinism, the College of New Jersey nonetheless experienced great inner turmoil as its leaders tried to support the stability of the new nation by integrating sound principles of science and faith. Focusing on three presidencies — those of John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green — Mark Noll relates the dramatic institutional history of what is now Princeton University, a history closely related to the intellectual development of the early republic. Noll examines in detail the student rebellions and the trustees’ disillusionment with the college, which, despite Wither-spoon’s and Stanhope Smith’s efforts to harmonize traditional Reformed faith with a moderate Scottish enlightenment, led to the establishment of a separate Presbyterian seminary in 1812.

As a cultural and intellectual history of the early United States, this book deepens our understanding of how science, religion, and politics interacted during the period. Close attention is given to the Scottish philosophy of common sense, which Stanhope Smith developed into an educational vision that he hoped would encourage a stable social order.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 340 pages. Tags: smith samuel stanhope 1750-1819 princeton university history 18th century 19th higher education and state new jersey church teaching mark noll 0691047642 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822: The Search For a Christian Enlightenment in the Era of Samuel Stanhope Smith by Mark A. Noll (£44.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691047642]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faint toning to the top edges of the panels otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Widely viewed during the Revolutionary period as a champion of both republicanism and evangelical Calvinism, the College of New Jersey nonetheless experienced great inner turmoil as its leaders tried to support the stability of the new nation by integrating sound principles of science and faith. Focusing on three presidencies — those of John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green — Mark Noll relates the dramatic institutional history of what is now Princeton University, a history closely related to the intellectual development of the early republic. Noll examines in detail the student rebellions and the trustees’ disillusionment with the college, which, despite Wither-spoon’s and Stanhope Smith’s efforts to harmonize traditional Reformed faith with a moderate Scottish enlightenment, led to the establishment of a separate Presbyterian seminary in 1812.

As a cultural and intellectual history of the early United States, this book deepens our understanding of how science, religion, and politics interacted during the period. Close attention is given to the Scottish philosophy of common sense, which Stanhope Smith developed into an educational vision that he hoped would encourage a stable social order.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 340 pages. Tags: smith samuel stanhope 1750-1819 princeton university history 18th century 19th higher education and state new jersey church teaching mark noll 0691047642 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Making Enterprise Risk Management Pay Off: How Leading Companies Implement Risk Management by Thomas L. Barton; William G. Shenkir; Paul L. Walker; (£28.00)Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0130087548]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Small area of light spotting to the edges of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Risk managers can no longer operate in a vacuum: they must understand all the risks that impact today’s enterprise, and involve all of the firm’s leaders in managing those risks. Enlightened companies are meeting these challenges through enterprise risk management, a set of revolutionary techniques that go beyond mere “control” to contribute measurable business value. This book takes you behind the scenes at companies that are leading the way in developing and deploying enterprise risk management. You’ll learn how they’re developing new tools for identifying today’s new risks; how they’re improving the accuracy of their risk assessments and recalibrating their responses; and how enterprise risk management can identify not just debacles and “downsides”, but breakthrough growth opportunities as well.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 257 pages. Tags: enterprise-wide diversification self-assessment mark-to-market communications corporate-wide identification infrastructure quantification environmental risk-adjusted manufacturers opportunities international manufacturing organization fluctuations implementing applications perspectives face-to-face nonfinancial corporations environment shareholder accountants measurement association mismanaging integration syndication application value-added uncertainty sensitivity enhancement explanation composition corporation consultants interaction developers integrated technology securities statistics accounting e-commerce geothermal commission successful
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Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe with Pepe Karmel (£26.00)Publisher: London: The Tate Gallery — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1854372769]Condition: Very Good. Lightly pulled at the head of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs;

From the cover: “Jackson Pollock is widely considered the most challenging and influential American artist of the twentieth century. In his revolutionary paintings of the late 1940s, he dripped or poured paint into complex webs of interlacing lines, rhythmically punctuated by pools of colour. With their all over composition, seemingly total abstraction, and gestural but remarkably controlled handling of paint, these powerful works announced the emergence of Abstract Expressionism.

This sumptuously illustrated book accompanies the major Pollock exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Tate Gallery, London, in 1998-99. The Tate exhibition is the first full survey of Pollock’s work to be shown in Britain in forty years. An essay by Kirk Varnedoe explores Pollock’s life, the mythology that so quickly grew up around him as the prototypical “action painter”, and the critical interpretations of his legacy. It traces the development of his work from European and American models, and discusses his powerful impact on later artists. Pepe Karmel’s innovative study of Hans Namuth’s photographs and films of Pollock at work offers new insight into the genesis of Pollock’s paintings.

Jackson Pollock includes over 200 colour reproductions of paintings, drawings, and prints, including life-sized details and foldouts of major paintings. An illustrated chronology tells the story of the artist’s life.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 11½". 336 pages. Tags: pollock artists united states museum art york tate gallery criticism interpretation abstract expressionism painting 20th century painters paintings usa history american theory 1854372769
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The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815 by Alexander Mikaberidze (£24.50)Publisher: Staplehurst: Spellmount Limited — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1862272697]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Tables;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [LXVI] 480 pages. Tags: mikaberidze 1862272697 russia officers senior russian history 18th century revolutionary napoleonic wars military 19th european
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The Bed and Border Planner: Over a Million Ways to Mix and Match Perfect Borders by John Walker (£21.00)Publisher: Merehurst — 1999Binding: Hardback (Spiral Bound) First Edition. [ISBN: 1853917524]Condition: Very Good. Bruised and faded at the spine ends otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs in a split page (4 sections) format. From the cover: “An essential guide to creating brilliant beds and borders using three key planting criteria — colour, shape and texture; its revolutionary design allows you to experiment with real life examples before going ahead and buying or growing the plants yourself.

Dip into the encyclopaedic mix-and-match pages to sample the combined effects of 320 tried-and-tested plants and discover thousands of possible planting schemes. You’ll find the answers you need to match the plants you love to the site and soil where they will flourish.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 7½". Pictorial boards. 197 pages. Tags: access according acidity alkalinity annuals arranged aspect assessing a—z basics beds borders bulbs buying characteristic choosing colour considerations contrasts corms cultural designing directory disease distances echoing edges enjoying existing extending feeding flap flower fold-out fully further gardens glossary grouping growing habit and half-hardy height illustrated importance impressions improving index influence jobs lists maintaining membranes mix-and-match mood needs patterns peak perennials pest planning planting plant's preparation redesigning season seasonal secrets selecting selector setting shapes sharing shrubs site staking suitable suppliers tender textural texture three-page trees types understanding using watering
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Pennsylvania by Cronan Minton (£20.00)Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co. — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0912856408]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Both flaps creased vertically. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Leans slightly. Light spotting to start and finish although text and plates more than accetapble overall.Description: 2nd Printing. From the cover: “In magnificent colour photographs by Clyde H. Smith, Pennsylvania receives the full attention it so richly deserves. From the fertile farmland of Lancaster County, where the famous Old Order Amish still plough their fields with horses and mules, to the rushing white water of the Youghiogheny River, to the Gettysburg and Brandywine battlefields and Valley Forge, to the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia’s Chestnut Street and Independence Hall, to Lake Erie and its unique Presque Isle, Smith captures all of Pennsylvania’s beauty during every season of the year. In an informative text which complements the photographs, Cronan Minton describes Pennsylvania as “the archetypal American state”. He traces the state’s fascinating history — from the days of its founder, William Penn through to the Revolutionary War and the Westward movement of the pioneers, up to the Industrial Revolution and the development of Pennsylvania’s canal and railroad systems, to its present status as one of America’s four greatest industrial and urban statesNotes: Illustrated by Clyde H. Smith (Photos.). Size: 14" x 10¾". Black/Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: 78-51218 philadelphia pittsburgh pennsylvania states powerful industry preindustrial americana mercer museum bucks county pennsylvania turnpike andrew carnegie morgan william vanderbilt johnstown pennsylvania’s tragic floods amish way life old world german towns riegelsville kitchen creek ricketts glen state park trail ricketts glen state park schuylkill river delaware river valley hazleton railroad age independence hall penns cave lake erie bedford tobacco plants schuylkill waters endless mountain region warren elfreth’s alley battle buff runpa welsh hill church lenoxville white pine mifflinburg brandywine
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The Ballad of Sawney Bain by Harry Tait (£19.50)Publisher: Edinburgh: Polygon — 1990Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0748660461]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “When the Black Book of accused witch, Agnes Douglas, falls into the hands of the minister the account she gives of her life with the cannibal, Sawney Bain and the warlock, Steenie Malecky, differs radically from the version given by the Church. The minister’s attempts to come to terms with the disquieting figure of Agnes and the true meaning of her book disturbs his own political and historical perspectives to such an extent that his religious convictions and finally his sanity are threatened.

Set in 17th century revolutionary Scotland, The Ballad of Sawney Bain sweeps from the Lowlands to the Highlands, detailing the lives of ordinary people caught in the hurricane of political change. Tail evokes a century in which the old and the new are in conflict more than at any time before. This was a time when many thought that the second coming of Christ was imminent, others that the devil himself was abroad in the land. Only a few realised that the old order had changed forever.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 471 pages. Tags: fiction english texts political and historical perspectives religious convictions his sanity threatened hurricane change second coming christ was lowlands the highlands 17th century revolutionary scotland
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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This Beautiful Britain by VARIOUS (£18.50)Publisher: Select Editions — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0856853712]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ has dampmark to verso upper panel with resultant rouching to same, otherwise a nice and bright copy.Description: This Beautiful Britain is revolutionary in its approach to holiday motoring. It has been specially designed for the discerning traveller who wishes to explore the real Britain the one the other guides haven't discovered yet. Fifteen of Britain's loveliest regions are introduced by a distinguished team of travel writers. To whet your appetite, an intriguing pictorial map reveals an exciting route planned to lead you right to the heart of each region. Over 600 full-colour photographs, together with a lively text, illustrate the scenic and architectural treasures you will meet along the wayfamous (and not-so-famous) beauty spots, cathedrals and churches, battlefields and prehistoric monuments - every aspect of our rich heritage. 327pp. Size: 4to Royal (12½" x 9¾")
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22
A Short History of the British Army to 1914 by Eric William Sheppard (£18.00)Publisher: Constable — 1926Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, somewhat dull and faded. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted.Description: 18 Maps. From the introduction: “The military history of this country may be divided into two parts, the campaigns fought by British troops in Europe, India or America against the armies of Continental powers, and the small wars within the British Empire which have recurred at given intervals since that empire was first won. Of necessity such a narrative as this must deal mainly with the former of these two categories of operations, the latter being but briefly touched on.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 313 pages. Tags: british military history british army duke marlborough louis xiv france overseas empire anglo-french rivalry india loss america conquest india revolutionary france napoleon waterloo campaign american war boer war indian wars south african war crimea persian war china wars abyssinian war somaliland ashanti wars sudan maori wars oudenarde regular standing army continental campaigns conduct war campaigns british triumphs
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Five Minute Bread: the Revolutionary New Baking Method: No Bread Machine, No Kneading! by Jeff Hertzberg & Zoe Francois [Zoë François] (£18.00)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2010Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0091938945]Condition: Near Fine.Description: From the cover: “It sounds too good to be true: irresistible home-made bread with no bread machine and only five minutes’ work! In Five Minute Bread, bakers Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois show you their simple, revolutionary bread-making method and over 80 recipes for using the basic dough.

From classic loaves such as Baguette, Ciabatta and Olive bread, through tasty ideas such as Italian semolina bread, to sweet breads like Brioche and Sticky pecan caramel rolls, the recipes

are quick and straightforward.

With troubleshooting tips, baking facts and its easy-to-follow method, Five Minute Bread will inspire you to make fresh bread, every day of the week, with minimal fuss and effort.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: additives almonds aniseed apples apricots avocado bacon baguettes baking balls basil beaucaire béchamel biga blade bowl breads breadsticks brush buns butter cakes campagne canadian caraway cardamom cheese chocolate chorleywood ciabatta cider colour compote cookery cooking courses cranberries cranberry crème cumin d’amande dishes dough doughnuts epis equipment estate everyday fagon ferment
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Friends, Russians and Country-Men by Hampton Howard (£18.00)Publisher: W H Allen — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 049103864X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Slight shelf wear at edges of DJ with a couple of nicks along top edge.Description: When scenarios from the US Arms control and Disarmament Agency's Modeling and Gaming Group start turning up in Soviet military journals, no one in the intelligence community is unduly alarmed. But when Dr Butterfield, the agency's senior civilian consultant, is decapitated during a chic Greenwich, Connecticut, dinner party, things look like they are getting out of hand. Especially when the amateur revolutionary responsible for the murder is expertly disembowelled in her squalid flat.It had been a long time since the cunning Eduard Stuarti - flamboyant art-forger and occasional CIA operative - had worked for the Company, but this was a situation which seemed to cry out for his unique talents.Tags: Murder, spies, mission
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Ray Charles: The Birth of Soul by Mike Evans (£17.00)Publisher: London, New York, Paris, Sydney, Copenhagen, Berlin, Madrid & Tokyo: Omnibus Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 184449764X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Appendices [4]; Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “For a generation of musicians and fans, the late Ray Charles provided the catalyst that fused the previously largely exclusive genres of jazz, blues and gospel music. In an era when jazz and pop music were seemingly poles apart, the impact of Charles’ music was truly revolutionary in that it brought together these strands and fans for the first time.

This book traces Ray Charles’ amazing story from the abject disadvantage of being orphaned, black and blind in the South of the 1930s to the height of international success. Features exclusive first hand interviews and quotes from those who worked with, or were simply influenced by, the man who more than anyone else could truly be called the founding father of soul music.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVI] 362 pages. Tags: evans 184449764x charles ray 1930-2004 singers united states african american soul music history criticism film television theatre composers musicians
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Images of America by ANON (£16.50)Publisher: Smithsonian — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0895990237]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Boards lightly mottled.Description: A Panorama of History in Photographs. From the cover: “For a century and a half, the camera’s candid eye has captured this nation on the move — exploring the West, enduring the trauma of the Civil War, encountering the Industrial Revolution, and emerging as a world power. Relive this momentous era — times both tough and tender-hearted — through a selection of more than three hundred stunning images, most of them discovered in Smithsonian collections, exhibits, and curatorial files.”Notes: Size: 11" x 9¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: e661.i43 1989 agriculture aviation antietam new york skyline empire state building george washington brooklyn bridge cassidy chaplin child labor civil war battles radio telegraph telephone confederate states america construction skyscrapers cooper-union building cowboys daguerreotype education eastman eickemever empire state building farming agriculture foreign relations geronimo great white fleet heinz humorists immigration native americans industrialists ironclads korean war lincoln conspirators motion pictures apache cherokee hopi sioux streetcar stereographs reotype process public health revolutionary war patriots rural life sharpsburg union army u.s. presidents goldrush home- steading indian wars world war world war writers
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Manuscript Sources in the Library of Congress For Research On the American Revolution by John R. Sellers, Gerard W. Gawalt, Paul H. Smith & Patricia Molen van Ee (£15.50)Publisher: Library of Congress — 1975Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0844401226]Condition: Very Good. Spine and boards slightly dulled otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by elizabeth Hamer Kegan. Size: 10½" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [III] 372 pages. Tags: library congress catalogs manuscripts american washington united states history revolution 1775-1783 sources bibliography revolutionary era account books journals and diaries miscellaneous orderly each john sellers gerard gawalt paul smith patricia molen van elizabeth hamer kegan 0844401226
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A Treasury of American Political Humor by Leonard C. Lewin (£15.00)Publisher: Delacorte Pres — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Inscription on fep. A few marks on the cover. DJ loose with some wear at the edges with minimal lossDescription: Here will be found some 160-odd examples of the best in the art of humorous political writing, ranging in time from early Revolutionary days to the present. Varying in style from straightforward reportage to brilliant satire.Tags: Humour, Political, American
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The Power Game: How Washington Works by Hedrick Smith (£14.50)Publisher: Collins — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 000215661X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, notably and heavier at the head of the spine.Description: Approaching Washington almost as if it were a foreign country, Smith shows how a revolutionary explosion of power in the mid-1970s has turned Washington inside out. There is a new breed of winner — with new political styles and new sets of rules. Full of fascinating anecdotes, surprising portraits and penetrating analysis, The Power Game puts you on the edge of the action as modern history unfolds. You understand the power manoeuvres, as the key players advance, retreat and change tactics.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 793 pages. Tags: washington senate united states presidency federal government
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A Square Called Silence by Desmond Meiring (£13.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the text block very lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This novel is set in ten weeks of terrorism in Caracas, splendid capital of an oil-rich country, soaring concrete city of skyscrapers and wide racing highways, by night perhaps the most strikingly illuminated city on earth. But the myriad crowded ranches of the very poor hang above it, from all its western mountains, tumbled and invading, the contrast they provide that of all Latin America, and source and symbol of its brooding lightning violence.

The story is of Mercedes, alien in this crueller land through her strict Madrid heritage, attuned at last to a wise corruption in a secret world of its very rich and leisured, a brilliant iridescent world poised fragile as a bubble on the city’s savagery. Her companions in this sentimental education are Juan-Ramon, her brother for whom she is his first and impossible love, his second a dedicated terrorism, in which his steps cross and echo hers ironically; and Raoul, whom the gods sent to open to her the golden discovery of her own senses, himself beyond morality, many-layered as a lacquered Chinese box, lost Theseus in the soft labyrinths of sex; and a stranger, a true citizen of the ranches and the western barrios, who has always known her exactly, and so shadows her slow graduation to decadence more subtly, and with patience.

The novel suggests that the true tragedy is not that of the classic hero in his lonely fight with his angel, ended neatly in the facile purity of death, but of those who have had a vision, and choose to lose it, and live on.”
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Lost Subs: From the Hunley to the Kursk, the Greatest Submarines Ever Lost: and Found by Spencer Dunmore (£13.00)Publisher: Toronto: Da Capo Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0306811405]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. First blank has a vertical crease where it's been trapped under the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Technical consultant, J. David Perkins. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “In the summer of 2000, the fates of two very different submarines made headlines around the world. On August 8, the Confederate sub H. L. Hunley, sunk 136 years ago during the American Civil War, was raised at Charleston, South Carolina. Four days later, the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk exploded and plunged to the floor of the Barents Sea. Between the stories of these two lost submarines lies most of the history of men and warfare under the seas.

In gripping text and powerful images, Lost Subs chronicles the evolution of the submarine — from Robert Fulton’s early experiments to the famous German U-boats of both world wars; from Imperial Japan’s I-52 to the Cold War nuclear subs Thresher and Scorpion. Thanks to revolutionary new technology, divers and deep-sea submersibles are giving scientists unprecedented access to these lost subs, and shedding new light on both their creation and their destruction.

With state-of-the-art underwater photography, this definitive illustrated history vividly brings to life an amazing underwater museum. Fascinating cutaway diagrams and a wealth of archival photographs and paintings re-create these vessels in their prime and help answer many of the questions that have surrounded their sinkings. Here is a saga as current as today’s headlines, filled with mystery, drama and daring.”
Notes: Illustrated by Jonathan Blair & Brian Skerry (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Dr. Robert D. Ballard. Size: 9¼" x 10¼. Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 179 pages. Tags: submarines ships submarine disasters history world military war transportation naval shipbuilding spencer dunmore jonathan blair brian skerry photos robert ballard 0306811405 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Reports from America by Ilana. D. Miller (£13.00)Publisher: Sutton Publishing — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750925574]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “William Howard Russell, battle hardened journalist and veteran of the Crimean War, was sent to New York in 1861 to report on America's Civil War for the Times of London. This is the story of Russell's year in America based on the three volumes of diaries and countless articles he wrote about his experiences.”Notes: Jacket designed by Dean Bornstein. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 277 pages. Tags: new york america’s civil war abraham lincoln british government jefferson davis general william tecumseh sherman battle bull run visited forts military installations abolitionist meetings articles confederation army the potomac baltimore maryland beauregard genera black republicans bleeding kansas bohemian brigade bragg buchanan castle pickens charleston south carolina confederate constitution declaration neutrality
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A Vision of Britain by HRH The Prince of Wales (£12.50)Publisher: Doubleday — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780385269032]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Price Clipped. Text bright and tight.Description: A Personal View of Architecture. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “HRH The Prince Of Wales publicly voiced his feelings about post-war trends in architecture for the first time in a speech to the RIBA in May 1984. His hard-hitting phrases — ‘monstrous carbuncle’ (of the National Gallery extension) and ‘giant glass stump’ (of the Mansion House Square project) — alerted the nation to his deep concern about the effect some modern architecture has had on the environment and on people’s lives, and opened what has become a major public debate. The Prince’s concern led him to write and present his first TV documentary, the 75-minute A Vision of Britain. In this book the Prince develops and expands on the themes of his film. He stresses the need to preserve the character of our towns and cities, the desirability of reviewing existing planning laws and, above all, the Importance of providing an architecture which people really want, and which is on a human scale.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: post-modernist building architecture environment unadulterated ugliness mediocrity public commercial buildings housing estates urban planning fashionable architectural theories towns cities villages revolutionary building materials department the environment property developers planning and property development interest groups architectural profession planners cultural agenda local councillors modernism royal institute british architects sycophantic architectural
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Citizen Ken by John Carvel (£12.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701139293]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slight rubbing at the top corners of the DJ otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Includes a letter from Dick Garrett, Features Editor at The Standard, to Brian Walden as a review copy. From the cover: “The most odious man in Britain — The Sun. This opinion of Ken Livingstone is shared by most of Fleet Street, Mrs Thatcher and the Conservative Party, and a fair proportion of the Labour Party — but not by a large percentage of the British public. For this is the man who came second only to the Pope m the BBC’s Man of the Year poll and whose integrity and disarming honesty have won him as many friends as enemies.”Notes: Jacket designed by Donald McPherson. Size: 8" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: ken livingstone red ken radical-populist hero labour leader political convictions glc politicians 942.1085’092’4 da676.8.l5 local government conservative ministers greater london council political flair campaign for labour party democracy london transport greater london enterprise board camden chairman housing brent east selection contest ilea leadership battle labour party nec local government act local government planning and land act marshall inquiry greater london militant tendency rate-capping revolutionary communist party socialist campaign for labour victory socialist labour league socialist workers party tatchell workers’ revolurionary party
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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama (£12.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140087281]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine, upper wrap creased with a small scar at the top corner. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “At the heart of Schama's account is the transformation that permanently altered the history of Europe: that of 'subjects' to 'citizens'. Instead of the clichéd version of an Old Regime dying of infirmity and decrepitude, Schama shows us an ebullient country, infatuated with novelty and the cult of the new, where the crumbling of old distinctions between noble and commoner are evident. But France is the only power in Europe attempting to support both a great army and a great navy — the huge deficit opens the door to an aristocratic opposition, and the monarchy is forced to call the elections that begin its downfall.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 948 pages. Tags: prerevolutionary revolutionary dethronements destabilizing modernization nation-states effervescence construction citizenship competition revolutions parlements revolution government chronology challenge 1789-1799 guillaume patriotic cultural european politics treaties culture general citizen history effects society decades france french brutal europe years’ louis state coups reign after seven power 1900 1750 wars body the war xvi and
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Fighters of the Luftwaffe by Joachim Dressel & Manfred Greihl (£12.50)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854091395]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “In this encyclopedic new work, the combined talents of two leading German aviation historians have produced possibly the ultimate illustrated reference to all German fighter aircraft. Most of the 300-plus original photographs have never been published before and they superbly illustrate all sub-types and development models of more than 30 aircraft.

All types are included: the advanced designs in the rearmament of the 1930s, such as the Heinkel 112, Henschel 121 and Messerschmitt 109, through every wartime fighter, including the FW 190A-D models, Bf 210 and Me 410, Ta 152, He 219 and Do 335, and full coverage of the development of the revolutionary jet and rocket aircraft in which Germany was far in advance of the Allies.

The appeal of this book is also in the range of aircraft photographs, which show special power-plant, radar and weapons developments as well as unusual unit markings, photos of types in manufacture and operational conversions in the field — all rarely seen. The accompanying text emphasises the development of the Luftwaffe fighters, with facts and figures on the huge range of variants and sub-types under testing and of which little is known — for example, the evolution of the standard Bf 109 into the P 1091 Extreme High Altitude Fighter of almost 60,000-feet operational ceiling.

There are numerous books on this subject, but few can boast the number and diversity of new illustrations and the comprehensive nature of the technical data in this superb new study. Restorers, collectors, historians and modellers will relish the wealth of fresh information offered by such a volume which sheds much new light on a subject previously considered incomplete.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Greeh boards with Yellow titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: germany luftwaffe fighter planes history world war aircraft aeronautical engineering second aeroplanes aviation air military vehicles warfare bombers aerial operations german
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Great Battle Fleets by Oliver Warner (£12.50)Publisher: London, New York, Sydney, Totonto: Hamlyn — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600339130]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded at the spine and somewhat dull overall. Boards faded at the margins. Text complete, clean and tight. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “The era of the battle fleet is over. Never again will mighty surface fleets clash on the high seas. From the sixteenth century to the Second World War, when battle fleets faced each other, the fate of nations hung in the balance. The westward thrust of Islam was checked by the Spanish and Venetians at Lepanto in 1571; the United States owes her emergence as a nation in part to the action of the French fleet off Chesapeake Bay in 1781; in 1942 at Midway the fate of Japan was sealed in a titanic struggle between the two most powerful fleets ever to oppose each other.

In this book the distinguished naval historian Oliver Warner tells the stories of the Spanish, Elizabethan, Dutch and Swedish fleets, of the fleet of France and Nelson’s fleet, of the Imperial Japanese fleet, the British Grand Fleet, the German High Seas Fleet and the United States fleet. He describes each at its zenith, detailing also its origins and later history. He tells of the commanders, the fighting men, the engagements and above all of the ships themselves: the Venetian galleasses, Nelson’s ships of the line, the early ironclads and the revolutionary Dreadnoughts.

The wide range of illustrations in colour and black-and-white capture the drama and heroics of the battles and the majesty of the great ships and fleets at sea. Together, text and pictures combine to make this an important and highly attractive book, presenting as it does a broad view of the distribution of sea power over the last five hundred years.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: naval history warships navies operations elizabethan fleet british grand german high seas nelson’s corsairs spanish galleys armada flagship battle engagement sea bombarding port cruisers sea power
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Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer (£12.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0195098315]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Single reading crease to the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Scattered researcher's highlighting throughout. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Paul Revere’s midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history — yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first full-scale history of this monumental event.

In Paul Revere’s Ride, David Hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic. Beginning in the years before the war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere, a man far more complex than the simple artisan and messenger of tradition. Drawing on intensive new research, Fischer guides readers through the world of Boston’s revolutionary movement, recreates the fateful events of April 18th, and provides a fresh interpretation of the battle that began the war at Lexington and Concord.

Returning Paul Revere to center stage in these critical events, Paul Revere’s Ride captures both the drama and the underlying developments in a triumphant return to narrative history at its finest..”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XVIII] 445 pages. Tags: american battle colonization concord coups covered dates history imperialism independence lexington mass massachusetts paul period revere revolution revolutionary revolutions states united usa war
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Problems in Labor Relations by Benjamin M. Selekman; Sylvia Kopald Selekman; Stephen H. Fuller; (£12.50)Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Co. — 1958Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly soiled and tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1950] From the cover: “When the first edition of this book was written in the tense atmosphere of the immediate postwar years, the question may well have been asked whether collective bargaining was an enduring institution. The year 1946, for instance, was marked by repeated, costly strikes in one basic industry after another. Indeed, in a reaction against this thrust of power on the part of new, industry-wide unions, the Taft-Hartley Act was enacted in 1947. It marked a reversal of the trend started with the validation of the Wagner Act by the Supreme Court in 1937. For now trade unions, too, were under surveil lance and could be made subject to charges of unfair labor practices as only management had been under the Wagner Act. Other restrictions were placed upon them by the Federal law, and a number of states enacted even more stringent legislation in the form of so-called “right-to-work” laws.

At this writing, ten years later, it can safely be said that, whatever legisla tion may still be forthcoming, collective bargaining has nevertheless survived as a permanent institution. Hardly any responsible managements would be willing to say now, regardless of their feelings in the past, that they preferred to function without unions or that they could do so even if they so desired. Problems still continue, some of them serious in nature. Whereas in the first five or six years after the war it was repeated strikes, some of an emergency nature, that troubled the nation, now it is “creeping” inflation. Indeed, many observers think that the continuous inflationary trend can be traced in large part to the periodic wage settlements, including fringe benefits, entered into by large unions and large corporations which establish patterns for the econ omy as a whole. The debate goes on as to whether unions are the primary cause of the inflationary trend or whether it is caused by corporations when they translate wage increases into price increases which, it is charged, are greater than just the wage component. To this management replies, ‘Well, surely, prices must be greater than the amount of the wage increase because our wage increase creates a cycle which makes everything we buy cost more. It costs us many times more to replace plants and machinery we built before the inflationary cycle began, not to say anything about raw and semi-finished material’.

The truth of the matter is that problems will always be with us: this or that issue will continuously arise in the highly dynamic industrial environment that characterizes this nation. Collective bargaining does not in itself solve major economic and social problems. What it does provide is a procedure by means of which problems can be identified and handled.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Harvard Business School Case series. [IX] 702 pages. Tags: absenteeism activity administrative aerospace affairs affluent aggressive agreements aims alienation alliance alternative amalgamated amalgamations analysis anarchism anomie apathy appeals arbitration aristocracy assembly asset association attitudes authority automation autonomous ballot bargaining benefits boards bolsheviks bonus bourgeoisie branch breakaway bullock bureaucracy bureaucratised campaign cant capitalism cash certificates challenge character charismatic chartism check-off climate
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Trade Unions in a Free Society: Studies in The Organisation of Labour in Britain and the U.S.A. by B. C. [Benjamin Charles] Roberts (£12.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing at the tips of both panels and light soiling to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1959] From the cover: “This is a new, revised and enlarged edition of a smaller work published in 1959, and appears at a time when there is a mounting interest in the role, powers and duties of trade unions in the British economy and in the standard of living of the working man.

The original work attracted a great deal of attention by its penetrating analysis of the role of the trade unions, and by its courage in advising them to ‘come to terms with the market economy, which is an essential feature of a free society’. This edition was quickly sold, and it was decided to prepare a new one, bringing the argument up to date and comparing British trade unions with unions in America.

A reviewer in Economica said of the first edition of this book and also of Unions in America by the same author, published by Princeton University: ‘Mr. Roberts writes very well… One wishes the two works could be combined together, for they would make a first-class study in comparative industrial relations and the positions of trade unions in the world’s two chief democracies’. This has now been done.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Professor F. W. Paish. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 206 pages. Tags: absenteeism activity administrative aerospace affairs affluent growth aggressive agreements aims alienation alliance alternative amalgamated amalgamations analysis anarchism anomie apathy appeals arbitration aristocracy assembly asset association attitudes authority automation autonomous ballot bargaining benefits boards bolsheviks bonus bourgeoisie branch breakaway bullock bureaucracy bureaucratised campaign cant capitalism cash certificates challenge character charismatic chartism check-off
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The Mau Mau War in Perspective by Frank Furedi (£12.00)Publisher: Oxford: James Curry — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0821409409]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Maps [2];

From the cover: “The book breaks new ground in following the story of the participants of the rural movement during the decade after the defeat of the Mau Mau. New archival sources and interviews provide exciting material on the mechanics of the sociology of decolonization and on the containment of rural radicalism in Kenya.

For the first time an account of decolonization in Kenya based on primary sources is offered to the reader. The Mau Mau was militarily crushed in the mid-fifties, but the struggle for land rights was only contained in the post independence era of Kenya. Kikuyu squatters on European estates who formed the backbone of this movement are the main subject of this book. Furedi’s account considers how the radicalization of rural protest in the so-called White Highlands led to the Mau Mau explosion and how it was sustained during the subsequent fifteen years.

The book establishes a focus for discussion of these critical events through exploring the relationship between rural resistance and decolonization. The author argues that the main issue facing post-colonial policies in Kenya was to resolve the problems raised by the Mau Mau revolt. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a special emphasis on historical and political sociology, this book is aimed at students of African politics and political sociologists interested in rural revolution and revolt.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Eastern African Studies series. [XIII] 239 pages. Tags: eastern african studies history kenya 20th century squatters kikuyu mau-mau kikuyi emergency revolutionary movements civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency operations resistance unconventional warfare sociology histo 9780852550526
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A Separate Creation: How Biology Makes Us Gay by Chandler Burr (£11.50)Publisher: Bantam — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593035526]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily toward the margins.Description: From the cover: “In august 1991 newspaper headlines around the world announced an amazing discovery: a British scientist had found a difference in the brains of heterosexuals and homosexuals. In 1993 American scientists claimed they had discovered a gay gene. With definitive clinical work demonstrating that homosexuality is not a choice, science is now unlocking the mechanisms that determine sexual orientation itself. Chandler Burr’s ground-breaking work is the first and only comprehensive look at this revolutionary new science, biology on the farthest edges of current scientific practice.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burnt Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 354 pages. Tags: homosexuality biological homosexuality not biological biological archaeology genetic grammar the gay gene xq28 genetic surgery challenge legal political social beliefs
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A Square Called Silence by Desmond Meiring (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This novel is set in ten weeks of terrorism in Caracas, splendid capital of an oil-rich country, soaring concrete city of skyscrapers and wide racing highways, by night perhaps the most strikingly illuminated city on earth. But the myriad crowded ranches of the very poor hang above it, from all its western mountains, tumbled and invading, the contrast they provide that of all Latin America, and source and symbol of its brooding lightning violence.

The story is of Mercedes, alien in this crueller land through her strict Madrid heritage, attuned at last to a wise corruption in a secret world of its very rich and leisured, a brilliant iridescent world poised fragile as a bubble on the city’s savagery. Her companions in this sentimental education are Juan-Ramon, her brother for whom she is his first and impossible love, his second a dedicated terrorism, in which his steps cross and echo hers ironically; and Raoul, whom the gods sent to open to her the golden discovery of her own senses, himself beyond morality, many-layered as a lacquered Chinese box, lost Theseus in the soft labyrinths of sex; and a stranger, a true citizen of the ranches and the western barrios, who has always known her exactly, and so shadows her slow graduation to decadence more subtly, and with patience.

The novel suggests that the true tragedy is not that of the classic hero in his lonely fight with his angel, ended neatly in the facile purity of death, but of those who have had a vision, and choose to lose it, and live on.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Battle. Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: about activist adventure arabia assault attack based bomb bomber bombing books campaign campaigner containing create espionage explode extremist fanatic fiction havoc intelligence militant murder novels radical rebel revolutionary saudi set strike suicide surveillance suspense terror terrorists thriller vest violence
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A Vision of Britain by HRH The Prince of Wales (£11.50)Publisher: Doubleday — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 038526903X]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at the corners of both panels. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners.Description: A Personal View of Architecture. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “HRH The Prince Of Wales publicly voiced his feelings about post-war trends in architecture for the first time in a speech to the RIBA in May 1984. His hard-hitting phrases — ‘monstrous carbuncle’ (of the National Gallery extension) and ‘giant glass stump’ (of the Mansion House Square project) — alerted the nation to his deep concern about the effect some modern architecture has had on the environment and on people’s lives, and opened what has become a major public debate. The Prince’s concern led him to write and present his first TV documentary, the 75-minute A Vision of Britain. In this book the Prince develops and expands on the themes of his film. He stresses the need to preserve the character of our towns and cities, the desirability of reviewing existing planning laws and, above all, the Importance of providing an architecture which people really want, and which is on a human scale.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: post-modernist building architecture environment unadulterated ugliness mediocrity public commercial buildings housing estates urban planning fashionable architectural theories towns cities villages revolutionary building materials department the environment property developers planning and property development interest groups architectural profession planners cultural agenda local councillors modernism royal institute british architects sycophantic architectural
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Cybertrends by David Brown (£11.50)Publisher: Viking — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670861421]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Chaos, Power and Accountability in the Information Age. From the cover: “As all of us are showered with bright promises about the new electronic frontier — one of unalloyed and revolutionary opportunities — this book offers a more sober, alternative perspective. It portrays a wired-world of economic growth without jobs or security; a realm of connections - without communication; a frontier without citizens - only consumers. In this controversial book David Brown contrasts the myths with the emerging realities of the information age. He shows how informational networking is eroding traditional centres of power — and presenting a convincing illusion of creative anarchy — white at the same time it is steadily and quietly giving rise to potentially dangerous new concentrations of commercial power which are built around hubs of silicon and code.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: new electronic economic growth communication citizens consumers economic realities socially and ecologically hazardous path information age informational networking global overlay culture fragmented democratic constituencies higher ideal call arms
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French Imperial Guard Infantry, June 1815: The Uniforms by Bryan Fosten (£11.50)Publisher: New Malden: Almark Publishing Co. Ltd. — 1974Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Covers slightly faded at the margins with light creases at the staples. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles [1]; Black & White Drawings; Number 6 in the series.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". In the Soldiers Of The Napoleonic Wars series. 54 pages. Tags: fosten soldiers the napoleonic wars battle waterloo 1815 french revolutionary 1793-1815 military personnel
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God and the Gun: The Church and Irish Terrorism by Martin Dillon (£11.50)Publisher: Orion — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752810375]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 244 pages. Tags: activity and armed aspects attitudes catholic catholicism century christianity church churches clergy coups fighters freedom history ireland northern political politics protestant protestantism religion religious revolutionary revolutions roman science security state struggle terrorism violence
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Helmsmen and Heroes: Control Theory as a key to Past and Future by William Gosling (£11.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297814494]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “This book brings a wide-ranging view of control theory to the general reader. Although it has origins in engineering, control theory gives valuable insights into everyday life. The author takes the reader on a brief tour of positive feedback, negative feedback and the rest, and then applies his theory to a fascinating analysis of politics and economics in the twentieth century. He concludes with a guardedly optimistic view of the future of technology.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pale Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 230 pages. Tags: challenge time information sciences fascinating analysis politics and economics the twentieth century future technology mudaq chasseguet-smirgel microcircuit comforth natural growth cycles economic trade computer duncker economy futurology genetic inheritance innovation instability mandelbrot sets mamchaeism labour marxism molotov narcissism nuclear power communications phase revolutionary phlogiston commodities quantum mechanics relative theory revolution industrial-scientific self-organization secessionism socialism south sea bubble taliesin superstrings analogue thermodynamics total available market tblaigawa transportation trigger zoroastrianism
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Obsolete Communism by Daniel Cohn-Bendit; Gabriel Cohn-Bendit; (£11.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The Left-Wing Alternative. From the cover: “120 years after the Communist Manifesto; 104 years after the First International; 100 years after the publication of Das Kapital; 97 years after the Paris Commune; 50 years after the Russian Revolution; 30 years after the Spanish Revolution; 12 years after the Hungarian Workers’ Rising; And today, with the struggle of the Vietnamese, of the Negroes in America and of the young everywhere, the students of France have demonstrated the possibility of revolution in a highly industrialized country. This book describes what happened in May and June 1968, derives a general lesson from the experiences of those months, and examines the strategy and nature of political parties, trade unions, the revolutionary movement, and the state.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: revolutionary movement official parties left and right left radicalism marx revolutionary movement student revolt strasbourg scandal libre circulation boycott nantes agitation nanterre sociologists march movement agf tsf works brest atomic energy centre saclay poulenc works shop floor committees strategy the state gaullist phenomenon stalinist bureaucracy class struggle
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Remember This Time by Gloria Kurian Broder; Bill Broder (£11.50)Publisher: Newmarket Press — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0937858234]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Price Clipped.Description: From the cover: “Based on research, oral history tapes and interviews, this book recreates Western Russia during the First World War and Bolshevik Revolution through the powerful, yet intimate story of the Chodorov family from 1914 through 1919. With drama, humour, care for historical detail, and a story-telling magic, the authors make one feel so close to the people of the time that it is like hearing the story of one’s own family.”Notes: Jacket designed by Muriel Nasser. Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black/Fawn boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 325 pages. Tags: first world war bolshevik revolution scorched earth policy russians pale jewish settlement russian countrymen great russia german armies burnt-out home historical detail love affair marriage revolutionary moscow civil war socialist people’s disillusionment victimized successively germans poles bolsheviks happiness tragedy loyalties ethnic national generation immigrants dreams anger
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The Bastard Boy by James Wilson (£11.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 2004Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0571215149]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: Signed by the author on the title page "Rich, with very best wishes. James Wilson. Bristol, 14th April 2004" - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. From the cover; “A thrilling journey from eighteenth-century England to revolutionary America. Ned Gudgeon wakes to find himself in a cell. He has no idea where he is or how he came to be there, but — seeing pen and paper — he begins to write…”.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 392 pages. Tags: revolutionary america bristol historical fiction perilous journey corrupt slaving port
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The Changing Face of the World's Navies by Bruce Watson (£11.50)Publisher: Arms & Armour — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854090178]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: The past fifty years have witnessed some remarkable changes in the naval world: big gun warships have been discarded and then have come back into favour; and amphibious capabilities have grown in importance. But the most important single factor has been technology – missile development, electronics, communications, computers, metallurgy – all these things have had far-reaching effects. This book traces these developments, in their evolutionary and revolutionary forms, with reference to all the nations that have contributed significantly to it.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 281 pages. Tags: battleships warships destroyers cruisers missiles torpedo aircraft carrier navy navies ships weapons
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The Connector by Tony Williamson (£11.50)Publisher: Collins — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little loosed, ruffled and worn at edges. Still a nice, presentable copy though.Description: They called Paul Ryker the Connector, for that was what he did. From the safety of a luxury villa in Algiers he surveyed the world of crime and manipulated its pawns with cool aplomb. For his greatest and richest coup he needed to enlist the aid of Europe''s most feared revolutionary organization…the Badder-Meinhoff Group. 192pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Jacket Designed by Clifford Marsh & Nigel Baron.
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The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing (£11.50)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224023233]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Price Clipped. Top edges of text block spotted. Leans slightly. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: In this book the author has superbly portrayed the tensions and ironies of a certain kind of militant left-wing living today.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 370 pages. Tags: squats communes bourgeois domesticity stealing money from her father revolutionary c.c.u. communist centre union help the i.r.a. k.g.b. militant left-wing living english communism revolution lessing 823’.914 pr6023.e833
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The Measure of All Things by Ken Alder (£11.50)Publisher: Little, Brown — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780316859899]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ.Description: From the flap: “Tells the story of how science, revolutionary politics and the dream of a new economy converged to produce both the metric system and the first struggle over globalization. Amidst the scientific fervour of the Revolution two French scientists, Delambre and Mechain, were sent out on an expedition to measure the shape of the world and thereby establish the metre — which was to be one ten-millionth the distance from pole to equator. Their hope was that people would use the globe as the basis of measurement rather than an arbitrary system meted out by the monarchs.”Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". 466 pages. Tags: mont-jouy france triangulation mechéain delambres lalande tranchot borda physicist cassini royal observatory condorcet laplace newtonian physics lavoisier lenoir
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Citizen Lord: Edward Fitzgerald, 1763-98 by Stella Tillyard (£10.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701165383]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the top corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with a genealogical table to the rear. From the cover: “Citizen Lord tells the story of the headstrong and passionate eighteenth-century Irish revolutionary, Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Written with pace and sympathy, it has the force of a dashing novel, bringing a hidden past vividly before us.

Son of a duke, heir to estates and influence, Lord Edward died in a Dublin gaol, a rebel and a traitor. Born in 1763, he joined the British army as a teenager, fought in the American War of Independence and was elected to the Irish Parliament in 1783. But his radical sentiments soon showed themselves, beliefs in the goodness of man and the importance of liberty and equality. Returning to North America with the army in 1787, Lord Edward spent time with the Iroquois and was adopted by them as an Indian chief. Back in Europe he became a disciple of the Republican Thomas Paine, visited revolutionary France and joined the Irish underground in the 1790s. Even his love life was political: from his tragic love for Elizabeth Linley, wife of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, to his marriage to the daughter of a French republican. In the final years of his dramatic life, politics and passion came together. With his wife as his help-mate, Lord Edward plotted Irish independence from Britain. He was captured and died, raving and wounded, as the bloody rebellion of 1798 raged around him.

Citizen Lord not only tells this compelling story. It also explores vital hidden relationships in Lord Edward’s life -those with his mother Emily, Duchess of Leinster, one of the heroines of Stella Tillyard’s bestselling Aristocrats, and with his black servant Tony Small, who saved his life and became his companion. In the figure of Tony, Citizen Lord hints at all the forgotten, invisible lives that counterpoint and make possible those that history remembers.

Largely based on personal letters and contemporary sources, this is a dazzling narrative, a moving biography, and an exemplary and unusual history — all in one.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 335 pages. Tags: 1798 18th activists and autobiography biography british century covered cultural dates edward england fitzgerald general government historical history ireland irish lord military nobility political politics rebellion social studies
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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (£10.50)Publisher: London: Collins and Harvill Press — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tape repairs to the edges, further small nicks and chips. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted, endpapers more lightly so.Description: 2nd Impression.Notes: Jacket designed by John Woodcock. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 510 pages. Tags: russian writer russia zhivago physician intelligentsia revolutionary elements corrupt regime chaos revolution civil war siberia ural mountains human existence
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In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortés by Ronald Fraser (£10.50)Publisher: Allen Lane The Penguin Press — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713902809]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Nicked at the tail of the spine. Price Clipped. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “In 1969 in the small Spanish village of Mijas, Manuel Cortes came out of hiding for the first time in thirty years. A lifelong socialist, he had been the village’s last Republican mayor and had fled when the Nationalists occupied the village near Malaga during the Civil War. When the war ended in 1939 Manuel returned from the defeated Republican zone and reached his house without being seen. Although intending to give himself up and serve a few inevitable years in prison, members of his family insisted that he would be shot if he did. And so Manuel went into hiding — and remained undetected in his own home until, thirty years later, an amnesty was announced for all Civil War ‘offenders’. Only then did he come into the open.

Ronald Fraser’s book is based on interviews with Manuel, his wife, Juliana, and their daughter. It recounts the incredible difficulties of their plan -the hole they made in a wall for the first hiding place; how they moved house by night with Manuel dressed up as an old woman; the frequent interrogations that Juliana suffered from the Guardia Civil; her efforts to support the family and to ensure that Manuel was never seen or heard; how he watched the world go by from behind the curtains; and the family’s dilemma when he became seriously ill. At this level, In Hiding is a domestic story of extraordinary interest, the more moving for the way husband’s and wife’s versions of the ordeal subtly differ. But more than that, it is the story of twentieth-century Andalusia, for Ronald Fraser has persuaded Manuel to speak of his early life, of how the Republic affected Spain; of the progress of the war and of his final feelings about a Mijas that is now a tourist village. Throughout Manuel’s own account the author has, by means of notes, supplied the larger historical perspective of the most turbulent decade in contemporary Spanish history. The combination of private and political drama and the affecting simplicity of Manuel’s and Juliana’s words make In Hiding a memorable book and one of the most revealing studies of modern Spain.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 238 pages. Tags: autobiography biographies biography century civil cortes corte´s democratic european from government historical history ideologies juliana leaders leadership left-of-centre manuel mayors military political politics revolutionary socialism socialists sources spain spanish studies war
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