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British Battleships of World War Two: The Development and Technical History of the Royal Navy's Battleships and Battlecruisers from 1911 to 1946 by Alan Raven & John Roberts (£192.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853681414]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Howe and Queen Elizabeth at sea in December 1944 by John Roberts. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates [4]; Diagrams; Tables; Fold-Out Maps;

From the cover: “This large and lavishly-illustrated volume presents a comprehensive account of the design and construction of the British battleships that served in the Second World War — from the Queen Elizabeth class to Vanguard. Much of the information contained in this book, which is the result of exhaustive research conducted over many years, is published for the first time, for only recently have official documents of the period been made available to the public. British Battleships of World War Two is therefore unique in making available the full story of the design and construction of every battleship and battlecruiser class of the period as first built, together with all details of the various refits and reconstructions that each vessel underwent during its service life. The contents also include a comprehensive review of developments in weapons, gunnery, fire-control, radar, protection and propulsion, taking in every aspect of battleship design and usage; and there are sections devoted to the actions involving British battleships during the Second World War, and to comparisons between the British battleships and their counterparts in other navies.

Complementing the text are some three hundred photographs, which in themselves constitute a history of the vessels. These are supplemented by numerous superb specially-drawn sets of plans and elevations — fully detailed and based on the official builders’ plans — comprising over three hundred individual drawings. They depict the ships not only in their “as built” configurations, but show also the many modifications and alterations carried out during their careers. British Battleships of World War Two is a magnificent volume that takes its place as the definitive work of reference on the subject.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 436 pages. Tags: britain royal navy battleships history battle cruisers world war naval operations british warships design construction marine engineering ships architecture ship armament guns
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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British Postal Stationery: A Priced Handbook of the Postal Stationery of Great Britain by A. K. Huggins (£67.00)Publisher: London: The Great Britain Philatelic Society — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0901421014]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd (revised) printing. [First Published: 1970] Illustrated by way of: Appendices [5]; Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Marcus Samuel. Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 188 pages. Tags: postage stamps britain postal stationery history postcards service forms letter sheets post cards newspaper wrappers registration envelopes air telegraph specimen overprints advertising rings war emergency plates british philately
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72
Dead and Alive by Hammond Innes (£62.00)Publisher: Collins — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Poor DJ. Notable loss to the spine of the DJ, further creasing and some loss.Description: The swift-moving narrative that takes the reader from the gale- swept coast of Cornwall to the vice-laden cities and primitive hill villages of Italy. It is the story of two men, back from service overseas, who have lost their roots in England. The story is told by an ex-naval officer who, whilst staying at a farm in Cornwall, hears of an attempt to salvage the wreck ofa landing craft washed up on the rocks of a nearby cove. 158pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: innes Cornwall Italy naval
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Handley Page Aircraft Since 1907 Revised by Derek N. James by C. H. [Christopher Henry] Barnes (£56.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851778038]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1976] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “First heard in aviation a few years before the 1914-18 war, the name of Handley Page became one to conjure with when strategic bombing of Rhineland armament factories began in 1917 as a counter-blow to the German submarine blockade of the British Isles. After the war an O/400 and a V/1500 were the first two aircraft to fly all the way from England to India, and soon afterwards Handley Page pioneered commercial air transport services across the English Channel and in China, India and South Africa.

A new generation of twin- and four-engined monoplane bombers — Hampden and Halifax — emerged to challenge Hitler’s ambition between 1935 and 1945, giving rise in turn to the Hastings and Hermes transports of the 1950s; finally the nuclear age produced the Victor transonic bomber, which remains in service as the RAF’s long-range flight refuelling tanker A new line of smaller civil transports began with the acquisition in 1948 of Miles Aircraft Ltd and from the Reading factory stemmed the very successful Dart-Herald.

This book contains photographs, three-view drawings and data of every type of Handley Page aircraft built and flown, as well as many historic project drawings not previously published, and completes the author’s trilogy, which already includes Bristol Aircraft since 1910 and Shorts Aircraft since 1900 in the series.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Putnam Aeronautical Books series. 664 pages. Tags: bombing aircraft hampden halifax handley page airplanes history aeroplanes aeronautical engineering trade industry manufacturing britain aviation air types manufacturer aeroplane manufacture firm united kingdom
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Ten Years Underwater by Ned Middleton (£53.00)Publisher: Immel Publishing — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0907151434]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the flap: “This fascinating book details ten years of exciting diving, beginning with Ned’s early diving days in Ulster; taking the reader through adventurous exploits in the warm seas of Italy, Gibraltar and Cyprus, and culminating in such exotic underwater haunts as Hong Kong, Fiji and the Caribbean. The author vividly describes hours spent underwater with Killer Whales and dolphins, the dizzy effects of nitrogen narcosis at a depth of seventy metres (230 feet); hand-feeding sharks with the Venturers from Operation Raleigh; exploring the inky fathoms of the Great Blue Hole off Belize; numerous wreck-dives as well as the humorous antics of his diving partners along the way.”Notes: Jacket designed by Larry Hynes. Illustrated by Larry Hynes. Foreword or introduction by The Earl Of Lechfield. Size: 10¾" x 7½". 129 pages. Tags: 797.2/3/0924 recreations makongaian accountant unexploded ice-diving underwater engineers artillery programme parachute gibraltar operation military advanced regiment thailand northern sub-aqua raleigh special service british barrier captain ireland ulster Cyprus german sports diving wrecks belize island gurkha rifles guards scene lakes corps royal reef bsac life fiji army mine club air pay
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The Golden Age of Radio by Denis Gifford (£49.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713442344]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, rubbed at the tips with a ½" tear to head of lower panel, closed and tape-repaired.Description: Over 1600 entries make up this, the first-ever reference guide to the programmes, the entertainers, the dance bands, the comedy characters and the catchphrases that make up the Golden Age of Radio… or, perhaps, of the Wireless. The Golden Age of Radio is entertaining, nostalgic, a vivid portrait of the pioneering days of broadcasting. Over 180 illustrations.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". 320 pages. Tags: Gifford radio broadcasting home service light programme
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Battleship and Cruiser Aircraft of the United States Navy 1910-1949 by William T. Larkins (£42.00)Publisher: Atglen: Schiffer Publishing Ltd. — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0764300881]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “This thorough study of the history, development and service of floatplanes carried on battleships and cruisers documents a long neglected subject for the first time in over 400 photographs. From the 1920s through World War II, aircraft operating from catapults were used for spotting gunfire and scouting ahead of the fleet Flying these planes was unique and the dramatic launching and recovery operations are covered by both photographs and text. Colors and markings are detailed and special attention has been paid to images showing catapult and ship details for both the ship and aircraft modeller. The assignment of all aircraft by type, totals, squadrons and ships is given annually from 1924 to 1949. In addition to rare photos of all of the experimental aircraft that were tested for this purpose, an additional chapter covers floatplanes used on small ships and submarines.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Schiffer Military/Aviation History series. 272 pages. Tags: schiffer military aviation history united states navy floatplanes battleships cruisers airplanes catapult ship details experimental aircraft 1910-1949 air forces warfare vehicles engineering technology
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£42.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rippling to the foot of the leaves, possibly caused by slight damp at some time, but inoffensive. Description: Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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U.S. Destroyer: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman (£42.00)Publisher: London, Melbourne: Arms & Armour Press — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853685215]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with damaged to the dust wrapper which has a tape repair to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Front hinge starting. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise and a good reference copy of an uncommon title. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “For almost a century, the destroyer has been the image of sleek, aggressive power. This hook explains how the U. S. Navy developed its destroyers. It also describes the naval and civilian forces that determined the design and operation of these ships. In the past two decades, U. S. destroyer design, now typified by the Spruance and Perry classes, has become increasingly controversial: for example, nuclear vs. conventional power, endurance vs. speed. Norman Friedman, a highly regarded authority on U. S. warships, discusses the reasoning behind the designs of these ships — this reasoning, he believes, will continue to dominate U. S. warship development for the remainder of this century.

From their torpedo-boat forebears onward, all destroyer classes are illustrated and described in detail. Many designs that were never carried to construction are also discussed because of their significance in the development of the ships actually built. These designs range from the large “destroyer leader” of 1919, through the 40-knot Seahawk of the sixties, to those that preceded the current Spruance and Ticonderoga.

The author also describes the destroyer escorts (DE, now frigates, FF), the large post-war frigates (DL/DLG, now redesignated cruisers), and the Perry-class FFGs. They are all interrelated, all part of the destroyer story.

An entire chapter is devoted to destroyer combat experience in World War II, as this had a major influence on ship design and development. Extracts from battle reports made at that time are included. Separate chapters describe destroyer weapon systems for antiaircraft and antisubmarine warfare as they have evolved since the beginnings of the destroyer force.

Friedman’s detailed descriptions and illustrations of ships and of their modifications in service should be of great interest to naval historians, model-builders, and to all ship lovers. Most classes are illustrated by detailed profiles drawn by renowned draftsman Arthur D. Baker III, and in many cases inboard profiles showing the internal arrangements of the ships are included. Detailed photographs of World War II ships alter relit should be invaluable to ship model-makers. As a monument to the men of the destroyer force and to their ships, the book is unsurpassable.

This is the only history of U. S. Destroyer development based entirely on the internal, formerly classified papers of the U. S. Navy. For all who would like to understand the origins of the present Navy, and for all who hope to shape the Navy of the future, U. S. Destroyers is vital reading.”
Notes: Illustrated by A. D. Baker, III. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 489 pages. Tags: destroyers warships united states history torpedo boats developments mass-production destroyer asw war escorts warfare postwar escort fast task force nuclear frigates scb seahawk ffg navy
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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The Blitz Then and Now Volume 1: September 3, 1939 to September 6, 1940 by Edited By Winston G. Ramsey (£40.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900913452]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Volume 1 of a trilogy spanning the air war on Britain, The Blitz Then and Now, this book covers the first year, the period from phoney war to total war: September 3, 1939 to September 6, 1940. Beginning with endless air raid warnings and a sense of unreality, it was a phase which was to culminate in Hitler threatening to raze Britain’s cities to the ground.

As a direct source of the day-to-day effects of Luftwaffe operations over Britain at the time, the book utilises extracts from the 24-hour log compiled by the Ministry of Home Security, and this provides a contemporary diary of events as they affected the Home Front. These entries ideally form the setting for a detailed record of the losses sustained by the Luftwaffe over Britain and within sight of land: a barometer of the air war, showing clearly the changing climate of hostilities. Until the summer of 1940 these were mainly reconnaissance flights and attacks on shipping, which gathered pace after Dunkirk as the air attack on Britain and the Royal Air Force escalated through its several stages as a prelude to invasion. Every German crash on land is listed with its crew, and footnotes are included on all those which are known to have been investigated or excavated since the end of the war, together with photographs of some of the more interesting discoveries.

Features and special articles by historians and eyewitnesses intersperse the daily happenings, illustrating life at the time on both the civilian and service fronts, and contrasting descriptions by German airmen give us an insight into just what it was like to be on the other side.

Even now, within a single generation, it seems another world… a part of history… yet the link with the present day is depicted by the comparison ‘then and now’ photographs which are a central feature of all After the Battle publications.

For its unique photographic coverage, and its contribution to the literature of the period, this book is likely to serve as an incomparable record in the years to come.”
Notes: Jacket designed by From a painting by George A. Campbell. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 aerial operations german great britain air england history second military europe technology transportation aviation aircraft interest winston ramsey 0900913452 then and now first editions firsts printings 1st
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

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War Report by ANON. (£38.00)Publisher: Geoffrey Cumberlege — 1946Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Light spotting to the endpapers and pastedowns.Description: A Record of Dispatches Broadcast by the BBC’s War Correspondents with the Allied Expeditionary Force 6 June 1944 — 5 Mar 1945. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the introduction: “The War Report was first broadcast in the BBC’s Home Service after the 9 o’clock news on D Day,June 6th, 1944. In the months that followed it was listened to daily by an audience of ten to fifteen million listeners in the British Isles, and in addition by a considerable audience across the Channel. It was a link between the civilian and the services, a window on the war through which the combatant and the folk at home could catch a glimpse of each other.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 452 pages. Tags: d-day second front cherbourg odon german lines maquis caen falaise avranches german seventh army flying-bomb airborne landing arnhem aachen allies mulberry buchenwald belsen dachau war correspondents allied expeditionary force
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Jane's Fighting Ships 1978-79: Eighty-first Year of Issue by Edited By Captain John Moore (£35.00)Publisher: London: Jane's Yearbooks — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0354005707]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short tear to the head of the lower panel which has a fold running across the width. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 13" x 8¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 813 pages. Tags: moore 0354005707 pennant list major surface ships lists recognition silhouettes ship designations naval forces composition fleet mercantile marine frigates corvettes amphibious light mine warfare aircraft carriers cruisers destroyers survey vessels service tenders tugs
P&P: UK 1st £16.50. UK 2nd £10.35. EU Surface £50.00. EU Air £26.60. ROW Surface £27.26. ROW Air £100.00

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Managing Information Sevices by Jo Bryson (£34.00)Publisher: Gower — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 056607690X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “This book takes an integrated approach to managing the modern information centre. It covers a range of management topics, from strategic, technology and human resources planning, to leadership, change management, team building, conflict and stress management, service delivery and risk management. Contents: Understanding the role of manager; understanding the environment; managing the environment through integrated planning; creating the corporate environment; getting things done in the corporate environment; managing and communicating information in the corporate environment; managing the individual; managing risk; service delivery;”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 428 pages. Tags: analysis approach authority boston competitive competitiveness conflict consulting continuity corporate costs culture customer cycle delegation delivery development dynamics economic environment evaluation financial fixed hackman handbook hierarchy indicators influences investment management managing marketing maslow’s measurement micro motivation negotiation networking oldham organizational outsourcing performance planning policy policy-making reporting resources retention risk satisfaction services strategic strategies team-building technology viability
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Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming (£34.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521305535]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned. Description: From the cover: “This book examines two of the central issues facing industry — how to increase productivity without sacrificing quality, and how to capture markets from competitors. It is a practical book, with abundant illustrations, written for managers — whether in the manufacturing or service sectors. Dr Deming has a worldwide reputation for his work in establishing statistical process control techniques for quality as the route to competitive success in the new economic age. His involvement with Japanese managers is widely accepted as having contributed to their enviable reputation for quality manufactured goods.

The book provides a full account of Deming’s thinking on the primacy of management’s role in improving quality and productivity. He demonstrates what managers do wrong and how costs, dependability and quality can and must be improved. This is not just another manual of techniques; Deming provides a new theory of management which gets to the roots of the problems of industrial competitiveness which face managers today..”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 507 pages. Tags: 0262541157 0521305535 0911379010 292045x 9780262541152 9780521305532 assurance business control corporate deming economics edwards efficiency industrial industries management managment organizational production productivity products quality reference states techniques united
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Building Construction and Drawing by George A. Mitchell; A. M. Mitchell; (£33.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1945Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with spotting to the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the boards. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: A Textbook On The Methods And Details Of Modern Construction For The Use Of Students And Practical Men Based On The Work Originally Compiled By The Late Charles F. Mitchell. Part I: Elementary Course — designed to meet the requirements of students entering for the Examinations of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Chartered Surveyors’ institution, the Institute of Builders, the Auctioneers’ Institute, the City and Guilds of London Technical Institute, the Civil Service and other Technical Examining Bodies, including the National Certificate for Builders. Seventeenth Edition, Revised and Enlarged With over 1,200 lllustrations.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 528 pages. Tags: Brickwork masonry pillars girders joints carpentry floors partitions wood roofs composite roofs steel roofs joinery roof coverings slating tiling building quantities structural engineer drainage sanitation gothic architecture carpentry stairbuilding handrailing steel design measuring building work architectural surveyors’ hand tables data memoranda building bye laws building specifications plastering carpentry workshop engineering formulae
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
National Health Service Databook by John Fry (£33.00)Publisher: MTP — 1984Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0852007353]Condition: Very Good+. Presentation plate to ffep.Description: The National Health Service is in trouble and sinking. Resources are being restricted. Doctors, nurses, and administrators are endeavouring to make best use of what they have and plan for coming reductions. Action and planning are difficult because of lack of readily available, reliable and useful data. To provide data in a simple diagrammatic form, the authors have brought together a selection of material from official publications such as Social Trends and Health and Personal Social Services Statistics and from other published and personal information. It should be compulsory reading for all members of regional and district health committees, for local and national politicians, for lay and medical administrators and for doctors and nurses working with patients. 271pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: NHS social services national health service administration 0852007353
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

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The First Rotarian: The Life and Times of Paul Percy Harris, Founder of Rotary by James P. [Patrick] Walsh (£33.00)Publisher: Shoreham by Sea: SCAN Books — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0906360021]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the foot of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs;

From the cover: “Paul Harris will forever be remembered as the founder of Rotary International.

This account of his life, the first to be published, makes fascinating reading and marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of Rotary, which today has nearly one million members in more than 150 countries.

Harris, reserved, talented and physically frail, was not only the founder of Rotary, but was also the trail-blazer of the worldwide service club movement.

His original inspiration led others to the formation of organizations such as Kiwanis International, Lions International, Optimist International and Civitan International. The service club concept has also been embraced by the young — Interact, Rotaract, Key Clubs, Circle K, Round Table and Wo-Co.

Thus, the seemingly inauspicious first ‘Rotary’ meeting in 1905 of Harris, a Chicago attorney, and three friends triggered off one of the most important sociological phenomena of the twentieth century.

He created, quietly and effectively, a new concept of service to our own kind and generated a movement that has touched the lives of millions.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [2] 351 pages. Tags: walsh harris paul percy businesspeople united rotary international states businessmen clubs biographies 9780906360026
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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£32.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the bottom corner of the upper board otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 2002] Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective by Michael Solomon, Gary Bamossy & Søren Askegaard (£31.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall Europe — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0137519834]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective satisfies the need for a comprehensive, accessible and contemporary textbook which gives significant weighting to issues, illustrative examples, data and research concerning European markets and consumer behaviour. Written in parallel with the revision of the highly-acclaimed and successful US edition, the text has been significantly revised to examine the diversity of European values, popular culture, lifestyles and consumption, and their role and relationship in formulating marketing strategy. The five-part micro-to-macro ‘wheel’ structure of the text takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the discussion of consumer behaviour theory and applications, and includes the latest attitude and demographic data for profiling European consumers..” The text also includes the following features:

• European country-specific, pan-European and global applications and examples

• Full-colour illustrations, advertisements and text design

• Chapter-opening consumer vignettes, highlighted key terms and consumer behaviour challenge questions

• Comprehensive, integrative case study problems
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [XVIII] 590 pages. Tags: 0135153360 0137519834 9780135153369 age and askegaard attitude attitudes bamossy behavior business buying change class communications consumer consumers cultural culture customer decision disposing economics ethnic gary global group household income individual influence influences interactive leadership learning lifestyles making management market marketing memory michael motivation opinion organizational perception personality racial religious research rule self service services social solomon søren subcultures surveys the values
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Richard Simkin's Uniforms of the British Army: Infantry, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Other Corps by W. Y. Carman (£31.00)Publisher: Exeter: Webb and Bower — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0863500315]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: 1st Foot Guards (Grenadier Guards), 1912. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “Richard Simkin’s illustrations of British Army uniforms up to the First World War are well known both for their high quality and for their value to collectors, model-makers and military historians.

To follow his first volume of uniforms of the cavalry regiments, W. Y. Carman has now extended the collection to cover the infantry regiments, including the Gentlemen-at-Arms, the Royal Company of Archers (Scotland), the Foot Guards, the Infantry of the Line, the Royal Artillery, the Royal Engineers (including the Royal Military Artificers and the Sappers and Miners), the Army Service Corps.

Although Simkin’s illustrations are not available for all of the 109 infantry regiments before 1881, a brief outline of each regiment is given which includes changes of title extended to cover the Army of today so that the modern soldier may trace his ‘ancestors’. The text of uniform changes is in special sections, such as that of Highland and Lowland regiments, rifle corps, fusiliers and light infantry, while that on infantry is broken down to include musicians, pioneers and other groups.

Richard Simkin, born in 1850, was a soldier in a London Volunteer regiment before attending art schools in Kensington and Heatherley. He married in 1880 and lived in Aldershot for six years before moving to Herne Bay where he died in 1926, aged seventy-five.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 224 pages. Tags: britain army infantry regiments uniforms history military fusilier light officers non-commissioned khaki service dress train corps gentlemen-at-arms
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Britain's Aviation Heritage: Celebrating 90 Years of the Royal Air Force by Edited by R. B. Handy (£30.50)Publisher: London: St. James's House — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a couple of small, faint, dings to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Britain has a proud aviation heritage, which reflects the traditions of the RAF that have evolved over the last 90 years and the immense contribution made by a wide range of companies and organisations that have been instrumental in advancing the boundaries of aviation both in the UK and the wider world.

In order to commemorate its 90th anniversary, the RAF has commissioned publishers St James’s House to produce Britain’s Aviation Heritage: Celebrating 90 years of the Royal Air Force. This exciting new publication depicts a modern air force providing expeditionary air power in the 21st Century and showcases a selection of its international partners and supporters, each one revealing a unique and sometimes surprising link to the RAF.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Margaret Thatcher & Glenn Torpy. Size: 12" x 8½". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 551 pages. Tags: handy margaret thatcher glenn torpy britain royal air force history first editions firsts printings 1st service aviation 9780709519874
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Politics UK 3rd Edition by Bill Jones; Andrew Gray; Dennis Kavanagh; Michael Moran; Philip Norton; Anthony Seldon; (£29.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0132696061]Condition: Very Good. First few pages a little dog eared otherwise a well presented copy.Description: With additional material by Simon Bulmer, Andrew Flynn, Bill Jenkins, Jonathan Tonge, The Rt Hon. Lord Biffen, David Coates, The Rt Hon. Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Peter Riddell, David Vincent and David Walker. From the cover: “The third edition of this best selling and highly respected textbook builds on the comprehensive coverage and pedagogical innovation of previous editions, while bringing the text right up to date with the changes wrought by the 1997 general election. Politics UK 3/e covers the core elements of introductory undergraduate and A-level British politics courses — the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary. These are accompanied by chapters which look at the wider context of British political life. The political institutions are examined alongside the historical, ideological, socio-economic and cultural context, the policy making process and a number of key policy areas and political issues, including economic management, the environment, law and order and Europe. Each chapter in the third edition has been extensively revised and updated. It includes an entirely new chapter on political concepts. Its coverage of the social context in Britain is enhanced. A new guest writer, Jonathan Tonge, provides a revised and extended chapter on Northern Ireland.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". 571 pages. Tags: assessments behaviour blair britain cabinet changing civil commons communication concepts constiution contexts crown defence departments devolution economic elections environmental european explaining foreign fringes globalisation groups historical ideas ideology integration judiciary kingdom labour liberal local lords management mass media ministers parties pathways plus policy policy-making political politics pressure prime processes referenda research servants service social structure themes theory tradition united voting
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Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide by Nigel Raby, Laurence Berman & Gerald de Lacey (£28.00)Publisher: W. B. Saunders Company — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0702019054]Condition: Near Fine. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Junior doctors in the Accident and Emergency Department will find this an invaluable pocket book to assist them when assessing radiographs. It provides a concise and systematic approach whereby most radiographic abnormalities are readily and easily detected.

This book concentrates on radiological abnormalities which are significant, but frequently overlooked by the inexperienced doctor, who may have to make a clinical decision without the help of a radiologist. The majority of chapters follow a similar template and describe:
  • normal and relevant radiological anatomy
  • a systematic scheme for viewing the radiographs
  • common diagnostic pitfalls and sources of error
The book is based on a course developed over the many years that the authors have been teaching radiology to non-radiologists. Whilst it has been written primarily for the Accident and Emergency junior doctor, it also offers the trainee radiologist and orthopaedic surgeon an excellent primer of accident and emergency radiology.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [VII] 254 pages. Tags: 0702019054 9780702019050 emergencies diagnostic imaging radiology medical emergency medicine service hospital fractures radiography handbooks accidents manuals wounds injuries diagnosis radioscopic treatment
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Dassault-Breguet Mirage III/5 by Salvador Mafe [Mafé] Huertas (£28.00)Publisher: Osprey — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850459338]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Duelling in the clear blue skies above the Sinai, or skimming in at mast level over San Carlos Water, the classic delta shaped Dassault-Breguet Mirage HI/5 has earned itself a combat reputation second to none. Designed over thirty years ago, the Mirage HI/5 continues to serve with more than a dozen air forces around the globe. Although built as a light interceptor for the Armée de l’Air, the Mirage 111/5 has been converted successfully into a tactical strike aircraft, as well as a superb photo-reconnaissance platform.

Prolific Spanish author Salvador Mafe Huertas details the full service history of the Mirage HI/5, with special emphasis on the Fuerza Aerea Argentina in the Falklands. The Israeli connection is fully covered, as well as Spanish, Swiss and Australian operational histories. Overall, all users of the French classic are detailed, including aircraft colours and serials.

First-hand accounts gleaned from many sources especially for this volume add a vibrant and emotional dimension to the Mirage HI/5 story. Illustrated with over 160 black and white photographs (many previously unpublished), and 12 photographs in full colour, MIRAGE HI/5 contains over 50,000 words of text Full performance and other statistical data, as well as summaries of major modifications to the aircraft, are all included in detailed appendices.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". In the Osprey Air Combat series. 198 pages. Tags: dassault aerial aeronautical aeroplanes air aircraft and attack aviation construction day design engineering falkland fighter france general heavier history iii individual islands jet manufacturer mirage operations planes present than the types war
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Australia: Land of Many Dreams by Lyall Rowe (£27.00)Publisher: Colour Library Books For Gordon & Gotch — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 086283158X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Small crease at top edge of lower panel. Slipcase slightly scuffed in a couple of places. A pleasing copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “For a country which can claim less than a century of nationhood Australia has a fantastic history which has the power to fascinate and enthral. Many thousands of years ago the very first Australians made their way to the vast southern continent on fragile rafts and boats. The nomadic Aborigines created a lifestyle which was rich in culture, but which made little use of the land's vast potential. Intriguing insights into the story of this nation and the character of the people are provided by the fascinating text and glorious full-colour photographs in this book.”Notes: Size: 11" x 13". Brown boards with Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: australia aborigines captain cook new south wales captain james cook cape york queensland van diemen’s land tasmania victoria northern territory norfolk island cocos keeling islands christmas island coral sea island macdonnell islands australian antarctic territory southern hemisphere climatic conditions western australia queensland great dividing range commonwealth parliament kanakas gold rush immigration restriction act anzac day canberra tasmania joseph lyons hobart flying doctor service qantas australian labor party burley griffin sir joseph cook sydney harbour
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Manicure, Pedicure and Advanced Nail Techniques by Elaine Almond (£27.00)Publisher: London: Thomson Learninig — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 186152689X]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [VIII] 372 pages. Tags: almond 186152689x manicuring nails anatomy care hygiene beauty service industries cosmetics make-up skin business economics health fitness grooming
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Manicure, Pedicure and Advanced Nail Techniques by Elaine Almond (£27.00)Publisher: London: Thomson Learninig — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 186152689X]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [VIII] 372 pages. Tags: almond 186152689x manicuring nails anatomy care hygiene beauty service industries cosmetics make-up skin business economics health fitness grooming
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The Churchill Years 1874 - 1965 by Anon. (£26.50)Publisher: Reprint Society — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: B000NQ62NU]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at head, tail and corners, laminate lifting on the upper panel at joint with spine. Faint offset to endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Text By the Times, Foreword By Lord Butler of Saffron Walden. In over 330 superb black-and-white and full colour photographs, many of them never before published, the long and incredibly active life of Sir Winston Churchill is recorded in a work of immense and enduring interest. The concise and authoritative text does full justice to the range of events in which he took part and to the breadth of his accomplishment.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". 264 pages. Tags: spencer-churchill disestablishment nationalization self-government brest-litovsk anglo-persian field-marshal correspondent greco-turkish expeditionary russo-german unemployment conservative bloemfontein lloyd-george suffragettes tel-el-kebir dardanelles by-election reparations appeasement hoare-laval westminster sudetenland independent disarmament beaverbrook chamberlain mountbatten marlborough ludendorff tripartite versailles politician opposition commission government casablanca conference depression cagoulards lease-lend massingham parliament battenburg abdication disastrous clementine montgomery chancellor leicester
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Observers and Navigators and Other Non-pilot Aircrew in the RFC, RNAS and RAF by C. G. Jefford (£25.00)Publisher: Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd. — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1840372753]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper slightly creased at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Appendices [8]; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Tables;

From the cover: “This book traces the rise of the first generation of non-pilot aircrew between 1914 and 1919, examines the way in which in peacetime the RAF rapidly dispensed with its observer officers and their reinstatement in 1934, and looks at the rest of the century including the 1946 Aircrew Scheme .”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 274 pages. Tags: britain royal flying corps airmen history aerial gunners naval air service force flight navigators crews unit forces administration organisation law military training aviation piloting warfare
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IP Telephony by Walter J. Goralski & Matthew C. Kolon (£24.00)Publisher: McGraw Hill — 2000Binding: Paperback Condition: Near Fine.Description: From the cover: “This text presents a framework for understanding how Internet telephony technologies are gathered into systems, and how these systems are then combined to provide different types of voice communication over the Internet. It also discusses frame relay, ATM, convergence and other topical issues..”Notes: 466 pages. Tags: the promise telephony digital voice fundamentals for people packet packets voice-enabled web sites standards gateways lan internet fax international bypass quality service over case studies future and computer network protocols telephone systems mail computers hardware networking technology
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The German Submarine War 1914-1918 by R. H. [Richard Henry] Gibson & Maurice Prendergast (£24.00)Publisher: Uckfield: The Naval & Military Press in association with The Imperial War Museum — UndatedBinding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: A facsimile printing of the 1931 edition, probably POD (print on demand) as the illustration lack definition as found with that method. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Admiral of the fleet Earl Jellicoe. Size: 8½" x 5½". 438 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 naval operations submarine warfare germany actions sea unit navies oceans seas first german service boats submarines
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Unsettling Welfare: Reconstruction of Social Policy by Gordon Hughes; Gail Lewis; (£24.00)Publisher: Routledge — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415181348]Condition: Very Good. Would be Near Fine were it not for the blank lable to upper wrap.Description: The book deals with the rise and fall of the welfare state in the UK, and traces the ways in which the relationship between social welfare and the state has been reconstructed at the turn of the twentieth century. In particular, it focuses on the consequences of the break-up of the political, economic and social settlements that had sustained the 'old' welfare state in the thirty years after the Second World War. This is the fourth of five books in a new series of introductory social policy texts published by Routledge in association with The Open University. The series, called Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity, examines central issues in the study of how social welfare is organized in the UK today.Notes: Size: 4to Crown (25 x 19cm Approx.). 406 pages. Tags: inter-governmental industrialization democratisation under-developed disentanglement infra-structure administration organisational aggressiveness disintegration participation international west-european interventions nationalistic organisations intervention equalisation coordination introversion inflationary institutions development integration nationalism ambivalence liquidation egalitarian cooperation colonialism bargaining resistance individual democratic collective revolution population scientific converging political interests emotional hostility countries regulated structure attitudes crumbling unplanned organised replacing
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Community Health Nursing: Primary Health Care in Practice by Anne McMurray (£23.00)Publisher: Churchill Livingstone — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780443042102]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.Description: From the cover: “Community health nursing is the interface between primary health care and the more traditional, illness-oriented structures of service delivery. It involves empowering the individual to achieve wellness.

In this book, Anne McMurray blends theory with an international perspective to analyse the role, scope, and function of the community health nurse. The political contexts of this increasingly important nursing role and the issue of accountability in practice are also addressed. She encourages the reader to embrace an holistic approach; the emphasis is on the nurse as mediator, educator, and facilitator.

Community Health Nursing: primary health care in practice shows how the goal of culturally sensitive, self-determined health care can be achieved.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 269 pages. Tags: care community district health home medical medicine nursing philosophy preventive primary public services
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Forming Nation, Framing Welfare by Gail Lewis (£23.00)Publisher: Routledge — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415181305]Condition: Near Fine. Plain white lable to upper wrap otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: This book considers the ways in which the development of social welfare in the UK has been intimately woven into the construction of the nation. The growth of the state's involvement in social welfare is at the heart of these processes, but the book also explores the ways in which the making of the family, struggles over social order and the rise of philanthropy played central roles in the construction of both nation and welfare. Drawing on a range of case studies dealing with the family, education, poverty and unemployment, this innovative book teases out the intersections between images of the nation and social welfare's purposes, providers and beneficiaries.Notes: Size: 4to Crown (25 x 19cm Approx.). 296 pages. Tags: inter-governmental industrialization democratisation under-developed disentanglement infra-structure administration organisational aggressiveness disintegration participation international west-european interventions nationalistic organisations intervention equalisation coordination introversion inflationary institutions development integration nationalism ambivalence liquidation egalitarian cooperation colonialism bargaining resistance individual democratic collective revolution population scientific converging political interests emotional hostility countries regulated structure attitudes crumbling unplanned organised replacing
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Laurel Crowns by Emma Marshall (£23.00)Publisher: James Nisbet & Co. — 1884Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Boards a little rubbed at extremities, slight fraying at head and tail. Leans. Frontis not loose but starting, flyleaf partially detached. Top edges tanned. Internally bright and clean.Description: …or Griselda's Aim. A Story for Brothers and Sisters. Illustrated frontispiece with further illustrations. 2pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Decorative boards. 405 pages. Tags: missions seamen queen’s navy merchant service vessels trade passengers great steamers fishing crafts whalers sailor-boy disobedience impatience dangers perils exiled
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Requirements Planning by Colin New (£23.00)Publisher: Gower Press — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0716101866]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. /Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with rubbing to the edges, a short, untidy, tear to the top corner of the upper panel and a heavy crease to the front flap. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Charts; Graphs; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 178 pages. Tags: stock points for table production reorder point philosophy lumpy demand exponential smoothing misapplied dependent requirements plan complete bill materials explosion whole product line schedules and plans batching calculations cost components varying batch sizes comparison algorithms normal distribution service levels the critical ratio priority function random numbers losses networks planning colin new first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Young Tennis Player by John Newcombe; Clarence Mabry; (£23.00)Publisher: Angus & Robertson — 1981Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0207958394]Condition: Near Fine.Description: The Young Tennis Player presents a simple and successful way to learn and enjoy the sport of tennis. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 86pp. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")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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Writing Investment Plans and Health Improvement Programs by Roy Lilley (£23.00)Publisher: Radcliffe — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1857753887]Condition: Very Good. A little rubbed at the edges of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Like all great organisations, the NHS is evolving but it is driven by changes far more powerful than politics. Politicians come and go. The NHS outlasts them all. The real driving forces for change are to be found a million miles from Westminster. Influences that shape our daily lives and that are irresistible. The forces of technology, the refocusing of customer demand, the realisation that money for public services can only be provided in direct proportion to the numbers who work, earn and pay the taxes to make it all happen. The pressures of technology, customer demand and money. 121pp. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: nhs politics pcg privatisation health service westminster public services taxation 1857753887
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Attack on the Somme by Edward G. D. Living (£22.00)Publisher: SPA Books/Tom Donovan Military Books — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090759011X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Edward Living’s ‘Attack On The Somme’ was one of the earliest published books by a Serviceman recounting a personal tale of that terrible conflict. This is one man’s view of July 1st 1916, the first day of one of the most massive offensives in the history of modern war. The great struggle over the Somme was to drag on all through the summer of 1916 and was brought to a standstill by the winter weather in November. During these months the number of casualties incurred by both sides reached an incredible 1,300,000.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Masefield. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 90 pages. Tags: 12th 1916 56th abbeville accrington aisne alan alanbrooke albert alice allenby alley also america amiens ancre and andn anzac argyll armies army arras arrow artillery attack australian barnsley basil battalion battalions battle beach bertie bloch blunden bombardments border bottomley bouchavesnes bouzincourt bradford brigade brigades british brooke brophy brown buchan bucket bucquoy
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Dietetics in General Practice by Leslie Cole (£22.00)Publisher: Staples — 1948Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ edgeworn and rubbed with some loss at head and tail of spine. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Light spotting to the endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: This book is an attempt to explain the broad physiological (and common-sense) principles on which treatment by diet should be founded and to show clearly how these can be put into practice without confusing the patient with superfluous instructions. To this end, every diet contains a brief summary of its main aims. The actual details then follow, but instructions are qualitative rather than quantitative.Notes: Size: 8vo Foolscap (17 x 10cm Approx.). 160 pages. Tags: diet physiological Dietetics nhs health service doctor
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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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In the Cockpit: Flying the World's Great Aircraft by Edited by Anthony Robinson (£20.50)Publisher: London: Orbis Publishing — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0856136271]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jeffrey Quill. Size: 12" x 9". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: aeronautics airplanes piloting military aeronautical engineering air force service flying pilot viewpoint airmen aircraft aeroplanes aviation handling characteristics observations operation
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Ships of the Royal Navy: Volume 2 Navy-built Trawlers, Drifters, Tugs and Requisitioned Ships from the Fifteenth Century to the Present by J. J. Colledge (£20.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853670286]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the bottom corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Norah Lancaster. Foreword or introduction by David Brown. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 245 pages. Tags: britain royal navy lists vessels warships history ships 20th century naval unit navies trawlers drifters whalers tugs coastal forces craft landing admiralty steel average fleet auxiliary port service maritime non-combatant harbour
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Quality: Total Customer Service by Lynda King Taylor (£19.50)Publisher: Century — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Overall a very pleasant copy.Description: Notes: 290 pages. Tags: differentiating personalisation commoditisation personification differentiators depreciation's categorisation sophistication questionnaires organisational differentiator responsibility technological competencies entertainment globalisation understanding intelligence relationship cost-cutting experiences resegmenting technologies deficiencies redefinition contributing expectations philosophies battleground construction geographical contribution satisfaction organisation personality empowerment improvement effectively maintenance emotionally overlapping competition franchising transaction sustainable differences consultancy measurement ineffective definitions fulfillment
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A Special Corps by A. P. Coleman (£19.00)Publisher: The Pentland Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858216060]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Edges of the textblock very lightly soiled. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: The Beginnings of Gorkha Service with the British. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This superb work traces the early recruitment of Gorkhas into the East India Company’s Bengal Army and is based on sound research and documentary evidence, a significant par of which has so far been unpublished. The work centres on the friendship of two Highland Scots: David Ochterlony, an army officer with a penchant for diplomacy, and William Fraser, a civil servant with a hankering for military command. Both were involved in the Anglo-Nepal war of 1814- 1816. Ochterlony, commanding an army division in the Cis-Sutlej Hills, employed the skills of Gorkhas and other hillmen captured from the Nepalese Army. Impressed by their military discipline and efficiency, he took the opportunity of his enforced capitulation of the Nepalese Western Army at Malaun in 1815 to enlist some 4700, of whom perhaps 1500 were Gorkhas, into the Bengal Army.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Major General D. G. T. Horsford CBE DSO. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 317 pages. Tags: bengal army hodgson kathmandu east india company nepalese authorities gorkha battalions anglo-gorkha relationship ochterlony irregular corps the khookeri kukri ghoorkha chiefs malaun hills sutlej malaun fort narain kot bhakti thapa subathu brian houghton hodgson sir henry fane henry viscount hardinge james ramsay sir charles napier kaji amar singh thapa punjab afghanistan corps goorkhas nasiris nasiri sirmoor battalions sikh army indian army sirmoor battalion
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Adventure in Diamonds by David E. [Esdaile] Walker (£19.00)Publisher: London, New York, Sydney & Toronto: White Lion Publishers Limited — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0856177296]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: diamonds netherlands amsterdam war 1939-1945 secret service intelligence fiction rescue allied services espionage german economic trade commerce industry manufacturing naval unit navies social history civilians britain second diamond mines ships invasion 1940 dutch society germany mission hms walpole
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Beauty Therapy Fact File by Susan Cressy (£19.00)Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0750638354]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 3rd edition. [First Published: 1993] Illustrated with black and white photographs, tables & diagrams. From the cover: “The Beauty Therapy Fact File has been written for all ages and levels of ability and provides a comprehensive reference for students studying beauty therapy up to and including NVQ Levels 1, 2 and 3. It also covers the course requirements tor Business Management and Aromatherapy Level 3.

Beauty therapists have to acquire a great deal of knowledge when undertaking any course. This book, therefore, is an invaluable guide to principles and practices in beauty therapy since it covers all aspects of the subject which are important to the trainee and practitioner.

There is a comprehensive section on business management, and the detailed anatomy, physiology and required electrical science content of the syllabuses are included. New beauty therapy treatments such as floatation tank therapy, laser therapy, ultrasound, crystal therapy and the use of alpha hydroxy acids are covered in some detail, and there is a new chapter on aromatherapy..”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [X] 470 pages. Tags: 0750638354 and beauty britain business care cressy culture economics fitness great grooming hairdressing health industries juvenile management nonfiction reference salon service shops skills study susan teaching training
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Marius The Epicurean: His Sensations and Ideas by Walter Pater (£19.00)Publisher: Macmillan & Co. — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to ffeps. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned.Description: In II volumes. Reprint [1885] of the Fourth Edition.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 350 pages. Tags: religion numa tree knowledge golden book euphuism animula vagula new cyrenaicism most religious city the world divinity that doth hedge king mistress and mother palaces beata urbs two curious houses divine service sunt lacrimae rerum the martyrs triumph marcus aurelius anima naturaliter christiana
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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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The New KGB: Engine of Soviet Power by W. R. Corson; R. T. Crowley; (£19.00)Publisher: Harvester Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0745003095]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, small nick to the top corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “This stunning exposé is a fresh way of looking at the current operations and global strategies of the new KGB, and its increasingly powerful control of the entire Soviet state. The authors’ devastating analysis is that the KGB has forsaken its traditional role as the ‘shield and sword of the party’ to actively become master of the Soviet Communist Party and the dominant force in the government of the U.S.S.R. Their argument painstakingly traces the changes in the Soviet hierarchy that was started by the late KGB chief Yuri Andropov and which ended recently with the death of Konstantin Chernenko and the immediate naming of Mikhail Gorbachev to take charge of the Soviet Union in what was the quickest succession in Soviet history.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 560 pages. Tags: soviet intelligence background kgb operations union soviet socialist republics 327.1’2’0947 cheka communist international gpu-ogpu era nkvd beria era andropov amtorg corporation soviet quasi-official organizations soviet prison ships soviet agents gpu ogpu nkvd nkgb mvd mgb intelligence and security service prominent soviet leaders annand labis feldman brandes ovakimian woolwich arsenal
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