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S. R. Badmin and the English Landscape by Chris Beetles (£61.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0004120205]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page beneath his name — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Chronology Tables; Laid in publishers compliment slip and exhibition invitation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Badmin teaches us to look again at nature, and share his pleasure in the landscape around us. His countryside is our countryside.”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 10¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: beetles 0004120205 badmin stanley roy landscape painters england painting 20th century watercolorists watercolor english watercolour paintings critical topography
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Beyond Nihilism by Michael Polanyi (£41.00)Publisher: Cambridge at The University Press — 1960Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. A little tanning to the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of an uncommon little title.Description: The Thirteenth Arthur Stanley Eddington Memorial Lecture, 16 February 1960.Notes: Size: 7¼" x 5". 37 pages. Tags: arthur eddington ethics fmoral lecture memorial nihilism nilulistic passions philosophy self-doubt stanley writers
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Graphic Scenes in African Story by Charles Bruce (£28.00)Publisher: W. P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards a little rubbed at extremities, more heavily so to the corners. Leans. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to first blank. Frontispiece nearly loose. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Slightly shaken.Description: Illustrated with B&W plates. 16pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 255 pages. Tags: settlers slavery slave trade curse africa zulu king east india company annexation zanzibar congo stanley slave children south african mission missionaries missions scottish mission nyassa coast chigmda tete slavers slavers central african mission palaver arab slavers bishop kafir war abyssinian war ashantee wab the dutch possestions zulu war transvaal war war the soudait
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William Shakespeare, The Complete Works by ANON (£27.00)Publisher: Clarendon Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198117477]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, a little faded at the top edge but not unpleasant.Description: From the cover: “The Compact Edition is an entirely fresh edition of Shakespeare in which the original documents have been re-examined in every detail and edited according to the most up-to-date findings of textual scholarship. It is here presented in a compact format.” General Editors: Stanley Wells And Gary Taylor. Editors: Stanley Wells; Gary Taylor; John Jowett; William Montgomery;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Stanley Wells. Size: 9½" x 7". 1274 pages. Tags: shakespeare complete works lucrece love’s labour’s lost much about nothing henry richard iii comedy errors midsummer night’s dream romeo and juliet richard king john henry merry wives windsor
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The Cambridge Seven by J. C. Pollock (£22.00)Publisher: Inter-Varsity Fellowhsip — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Gently faded at the spine of the DJ, a little edgeworn. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “ALL BRITAIN was startled by the news that seven young men, of high social standing, some already famous through their athletic achievements, were giving up everything to go to China as missionaries. Stanley Smith, a former stroke of the Cambridge boat; Montagu Beauchamp, a baronet’s son; D. E. Hoste, a gunner subaltern and son of a Major-General; W. W. Cassels, who, like Smith, went from Repton to Cambridge and was now a Church of England parson; Cecil Polhill-Turner, an old Etonian and an officer in the Queen’s Bays; his brother Arthur Polhill-Turne; and lastly C. T. Studd, acknowledged as the most brilliant cricketer of his day, and possessing all that wealth conld offer. These were the men who have gone down in history as ‘The Cambridge Seven’.”Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". 112 pages. Tags: shansi northern china inland mission beauchamp cassels hoste dixon edward arthur twistleton howbury hall eton college trinity hall cambridge all saints south lambeth lord radstock
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Minding The Store by Stanley Marcus (£16.50)Publisher: Elm Tree Books — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine DJDescription: In Minding The Store, Stanley Marcus shares with us his spectacular coups. He lays out his business philosophy and his candid evaluations of the leaders of the world's fashion industry. 383pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Jacket Designed by Tony Matthews.
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Twelve Portraits of Power: An Introduction to Twentieth-century History by S. E. [Stanley Edward] Ayling (£16.00)Publisher: London: George G. Harrap & Co. — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, rubbed at the spine ends and corners, but not unpleasant. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “The twelve portraits of power presented in this book are Lloyd George, Kemal Ataturk, Lenin, Ghandi, Mussolini, Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Marshal Tito, Nasser, and Mao Tse-Tung.

The background given to the twelve personalities traces the significant movements of their time and provides a fascinating and highly readable history.

Events are described in their wider, more fundamental contexts. For instance, the recent struggles in India and China are not seen merely as anti-colonial struggles, but as consequences of the spread of literacy and the growth of national pride.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: biography 20th century statesmen 1906-1970 biographies european empires before the first world war germany and her neighbours 1919-39 states europe since 1945 yugoslavia arab china india stanley edward ayling editions firsts printings 1st
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The Guiness Non-League Football Fact Book by Tony Williams (£15.50)Publisher: Guinness Superlatives — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851129706]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & tables. Contains a host of facts and records about the history of non-league football, is what every information-starved fan of the non-league game wants.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: wembley stadium cup final worthington charity shield football league premiership european cup-winners champions london war south southern amateur arsenal aston villa barnet blackburn rovers blackpool bolton wanderers bradford brentford brighton hove albion bristol carlisle united charlton athletic chelsea everton coventry crewe alexandra crystal palace darlington derby county fulham grimsby ipswich
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Marine News: Journal of the World Ship Society Volume XXXI No. 1 January 1977 - Volume XXXI No. 12 December 1977 by Edited By Michael Crowdy (£14.00)Publisher: Kendal: World Ship Society — 1993Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Advertisements; All contains, bound in, Hillerstrom's 1891 - 1976 by Tomas Johannesson & London & Overseas Freighters Limited 1949 - 1977 by Stanley Sedgwick.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 597 [48/60] pages. Tags: ship registers great britain, london overseas freighters limited history, freighters britain, freight transport services, shipping services, companies owned ships, ships, maritime transport, books written edited michael crowdy, 0905617010
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Rothmans Encyclopaedia of World Football by Edited by Jack Rollin (£13.50)Publisher: W. H. Smith — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356189189]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: From the cover: “This encyclopaedia covers every aspect of the world game at club and country level. There are potted histories of all Football League and Scottish League clubs as well as the leading teams in Europe and South America; biographies of 250 leading players from around the world, both past and present, and details of major competitions. Rothmans Encyclopaedia of World Football is beautifully illustrated with colour photographs of the individuals and the action that make football the greatest of international sports.”Notes: Size: 11½" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: football english clubs scottish clubs world cup european championship south american championship african nations cup olympic games european cup european cup-winners cup fairs cup uefa cup south american cup copa libertadores african champion clubs cup african cup-winners cup european super cup world club championship british international championship cup football
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A Life to Remember by William MacQuitty (£12.50)Publisher: Quartet — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0704327899]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the lower panel. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “An ant trapped in a block of amber, a brass Vishnu, an ivory Buddha, a blue faience Osiris — these were the emblems William MacQuitty discovered as a boy in an old deed-box in his parents’ house in Bangor, Northern Ireland. He vowed he would never be caught like the ant.

He became, as his old headmaster put it, ‘a luxury tramp’, a merchant banker of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. Posted to Amritsar in 1926, he surveyed the twilight of the Raj with the sceptical eye of an Ulsterman. He became a member of the Auxiliary Punjab Light Horse, took up yoga and scandalized the memsahibs by consorting with natives. He encountered a haunting in a forest; met a sadhu (holy man) whose destiny seemed mysteriously linked with his own; entered into his first passionate romance with Kim, a beautiful Anglo-Indian girl; and witnessed the appalling Cawnpore massacre of 1931.

On the eve of the Second World War, amid the horrors of Shanghai under Japanese occupation, he resigned from the bank to be with his dying mother in Ireland. A new career in film production led to his making many important British documentaries and features of the 1940s and 1950s, from Out of Chaos, a film about the work of the war artists, to A Night to Remember, the first film to tell the authentic story of the sinking of the Titanic, a ship he had watched being launched in 1911. In 1959 he founded Ulster Television, one of the most successful of commercial television stations. Not long afterwards, his alternative though unadopted plan for preserving Abu Simbel after the building of the Aswan High Dam started him on yet another career as the writer-photographer of fifteen books.

A Life to Remember offers vivid glimpses of such friends as the unorthodox psychiatrist Wilhelm Stekel, the painter Stanley Spencer and the entertainer Beatrice Lillie; and of such legendary figures as the Dalai Lama and the Shah of Persia. With its richness of anecdote, humour and insight, it is one of the warmest and most entertaining books of personal memoirs to be published in recent years.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Arthur C. Clarke. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Turquoise titling to the Spine. 390 pages. Tags: and artists bank biography britain clark critics directors film-maker great henry history including india kenneth life macquitty moore motion northern photographers picture producers several social spencer stanley television who william with worked
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The Road to Number 10 by Alan Watkins (£12.50)Publisher: Duckworth — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715628151]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “The way in which party leaders are chosen and prime ministers come to power in Britain is of wide interest to Westminster, Whitehall, the world of academe and the general public. A great deal has been written about it from time to time in the media much of it mistaken. This highly readable book, written by one of our most experienced political commentators, is the first to concentrate on the way political leaders have come to power, from Bonar Law in 1922 to Tony BIair in 1997. Its theme is the rise of party democracy during the period and the consequential diminution in the royal prerogative to choose the Prime Minister — a change welcomed at the Palace.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 314 pages. Tags: westminster whitehall electoral college labour party exhaustive ballot forms democracy democratisation labour’s golden age the queen’s commission dissolution parliament statement parliamentary committee the labour party, january 1957 how politicians become prime minister downing street ramsay macdonald c.r. attlee harold wilson james callaghan tony blair austen chamberlain william hague neville chamberlain alec douglas-home james callaghan stanley baldwin system election party leaders edward heath margaret thatcher baldwin winston churchill anthony eden harold macmillan won general elections george george disputed successions national government transmission office
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They Saw it Happen 1897-1940 by Asa Briggs (£12.50)Publisher: Basil Blackwell — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 3rd Impression. From the flap: “Recent history springs to life most vividly in eyewitness accounts of men and events. In this volume Asa Briggs collects a large number of such accounts covering the crowded period from Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee to Sir Winston Churchill's assumption of office in 1940.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 512 pages. Tags: boer war queen vlctoria edwardian poverty district railway revolution transport edwardian leeds edwardian politics joseph chamberlain tariff reform campaign chamberlain smith llberal revival rise labour asquith lloyd george parliament act suffragettes industrial warfare tillett mann social legislation labour exchanges naval rivalry scott the south pole delhi
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A Year in the Life of Frankie Dettori by Frankie Dettori (£11.50)Publisher: William Heinemann — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434003654]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Frankie Dettori is the greatest talent that the horse-racing world has seen for over half a century. Many regard him as the ‘new Lester Piggott’. He also has a joie de vivre unique to this highly competitive world.

Dettori has now written a highly personal, in-depth portrait of an unusual champion’s life. He reflects on his rise from stable lad to top jockey, revealing the inner man; the sheer hard work but also the fun; the successes and failures; and the friends and foes. We discover what it is like to be in charge of half a ton of thoroughbred, worth millions of pounds, moving at forty miles per hour; the joy of winning a Classic race (celebrated by Dettori’s famous ejector-seat leap from the saddle in the winner’s enclosure); and the secrets of his enormously successful partnerships with trainers like John Gosden and owners such as Sheikh Mohammed.

Controversial, informative, and hugely entertaining, A Year in the Life of Frankie Dettori will appeal to the millions of people who follow sport and are intrigued to know more not just about this dashing and charismatic jockey but about the world which has bred his success.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 197 pages. Tags: ascot autobiography bin biography britain british champion coronation covered cowing curry dates dave david derek dettori festival filly frankie general gosden great group guineas handicap horse horse-racing house howard international jockeys john juddmonte leger liner loder matty mohammed newmarket peett peter racing recreation royal saeed sandown saturday season sheikh sports stables stakes stanley super suroon suroor swinburn thompson tote walden walter walwyn york
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In a League of Their Own: Football's Maverick Managers by Jeremy Novick (£11.50)Publisher: Mainstream — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1851587802]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Top edges of text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the flap: “The early sixties. It was a time of innocence, caught between the wide-eyed naivety of youth and the grey cynicism of adulthood. It was a time of brash adolescent flash, and football — like everything else — was still learning, still finding its feet. Sport or showbiz? The football managers in this book are united not by any conventional notion of success, nor by association, appearance or achievement. The one thing they had in common was the desire, the need, to do things their way — regardless.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: bill shankly malcolm allison tommy docherty ron atkinson brian clough terry venables wembley stadium cup final worthington charity shield football league premiership european cup-winners champions london war south southern amateur arsenal aston villa barnet blackburn rovers blackpool bolton wanderers bradford brentford brighton hove albion bristol carlisle united charlton athletic chelsea
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Sacred Elephant by Heathcote Williams (£11.50)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0224026437]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs.Notes: Size: 11½" x 7¾". 175 pages. Tags: wild elephants adamson anthropomorphism amin idi african elephant hinduism circuses ivory poacher elephants graveyard geophagy gucwa elephant louse hannibal herodotus hunting tantrism kenya stanley rogue elephants
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Sea of Memories by Stan Smith (£11.50)Publisher: Spellmount — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946771189]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: This book is one man’s adventures over 29 years in the Royal Navy. William Stanley Smith, known to his friends as ‘Stan’ was born in 1899. At the age of 15 years he ran away to sea and this is the beginning of a fascinating story. With active service spanning 2 World Wars, the Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War and other areas policed by the Royal Navy. In the Russian Revolution Stan Smith and 24 sailors under the command of Captain Bruce Fraser were captured by the Bolsheviks and imprisoned.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 143 pages. Tags: royal navy bolshevik russian revolution spanish civil war sailors commanders battleships cruisers destroyers torpedos submarines squadron fleets battle group
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Stanley and the Women by Kingsley Amis (£11.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091562406]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: There is nothing funny about the madness in Stanley Dukes family. His son Steve's illness has an effect on those all around him, ranging from devastating to the hilarious. This book follows the family through tragedy and helpless laughter.Notes: Jacket designed by Alistair Taylor. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: about acute age aged all and apparently attitudes banality between comic desperate early england family fashionable fathers female fiction funny happy helpless laughter madness man-woman marriage men middle modern nothing psychiatrist relationships schizophrenia second social sons tragedy vein
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The 1985 Price Guide to Crested China by VARIOUS (£11.50)Publisher: Milestone Publications — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper.Description: This book is one of a series of price guides and reference works published by Milestone, the leading publishers of heraldic books.Notes: Jacket designed by Brian Iles. 255 pages. Tags: abbey adams adderleys alba albert albion alcohol aldwych alexandra all amber ancient and anglo animals arcadian argonauta argosy arms art artefacts asbury atlas aurelian avon aynsley balmoral bath bazaar bell belleek birds birks blairs bone boots botolph bow bramwell brand british bros buildings busts bute cable caledonia cambrian carlton carmen cascade
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The One Hundred Greatest Boxers by Mark Collings (£11.50)Publisher: Generation — 1999Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 1903009146]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. From Ali to Lewis, from Hearns to Hamed, these are the warriors who have made boxing the world’s most gripping spectator sport.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Kevin Mitchell. Size: 8¼" x 8¼". 112 pages. Tags: joe louis eddie futch don king boxing muhammad ali sugar ray robinson marvin hagler rocky marciano salvador sanchez charley burley pernell whitaker evander holyfield benny leonard azumah nelson michael spinks george foreman joe frazier fighting harada nino benvenuti stanley ketchel matthew saad muhammad jose torres luis rodriguez ruben olivares jackie kid berg hector camacho marlon starling chris eubank floyd patterson dwight qawi meldrick taylor eusebio pedroza esteban jesus ken norton max schmeling john conteh alan minter mark breland
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The Street Trader's Lot - London: 1851 by Henry Mayhew; Stanley Rubenstein; (£11.50)Publisher: Readers Union — 1949Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: Being an account of the lives, miseries, joys & chequered activities of the London street sellers as recorded d by their contemporary: Henry Mayhew and now recalled for the edification of the Public by Stanley Rubinstein together with Twenty-five selected contemporary illustrations and an Introduction by M. Dorothy George, Litt. D.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: street-sellers london oyster stall irish street-seiler wallflower girl baked potato man coffee-stall goster boy pieman book auctioneer hindoo tract-seller nutmeg graters boot-lace seller lucifer match street rhubarb doctor bokanky
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Women War Heroines by George Forty; Anne Forty; (£11.50)Publisher: Arms & Armour — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854093975]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “In this entertaining account of more than fifty heroines of war, we encounter women from all classes whose roles have ranged from national leader to wife, from determined patriot to camp follower. All the tales are ones that add colour and intrigue to the study of military history, including the brazen militarists who gave no consideration to their gender, the tomboys who disguised themselves and fought with the men, and the women spies whose clandestine exploits matched those of any of their male colleagues.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 190 pages. Tags: marie-madeleine servicewomen alexandrine engleskinja detzliffin manchester schellenck operations chevalier biography garibaldi velazquez bordereau grenadier hasselaar charlotte christine boadicca agustina prussian catalina heroines american rebelled fourcade military lawrence margaret blanche figueur cerneau general science granvme cameron stanley dalbiac arundel british sisters barreau history therese sampson colonel defence susanna gannett heroine deborah dorothy
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Life in Prison by Stanley Tookie Williams (£11.00)Publisher: New York: Morrow Junior Books — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0-688-15589-8]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is snagged at the top corners. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Barbara Cottman Becnel. Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. 80 pages. Tags: san quentin state prison, death row, los angeles, crips bloods gangs, first edition books, books written stanley tookie williams, books introduced barbara cottman becnel, 0-688-15589-8
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People, Places And Pleasures by Louis T. Stanley (£10.50)Publisher: MacDonald — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed at the spine ends and corners with several short, closed, tears. Price Clipped. Very light spotting to start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight othweise. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This lavishly-produced book will delight anyone in search of varied entertainment. The profusion of superb photographs taken by the author complement his text and bring an additional dimension of visual excitement to the book.

The author has an enviable ability to capture a personality in a telling phrase. He describes an audience with Pope Paul VI at the Papal summer palace at Castel Gandolfo, and the solemnity of the moment is precisely conveyed. In the same way, he can summarise his response to Somerset Maugham in a finely-drawn vignette. He has an eye for the unusual and the original. He can meet the challenge of Henry Moore, recognising the importance of this sculptor’s vision, and can match the unrestrained gusto of Augustus John. Both are given shrewd and calculating appreciations. The photographic essays conjure up the magic of places far and near, ranging from the medieval enchantment of Chester to the urbane elegance of Rome. Here are the graceful filigree of Parisian streets and the stark facade of the Liverpool waterfront; here, too, the glamour of Monte Carlo and an impressionistic picture of Cambridge in all its aspects. For those with more specialised interests, Louis T. Stanley delves into the world of the racing driver competing for the Grand Prix championships of the world; he reflects on the astonishing brief career of Joan of Arc; and examines in detail the prehistoric monuments that make an archaeologist’s paradise of England.

People, Places and Pleasures is a book to read for the quality of its writing. It is a book to look at with appreciation and enjoyment. It is a book to treasure. .”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 256 pages. Tags: academy and andrews arc bernard biography birds cambridge chester dame daphne darwin description epstein europe garden garlo gilbert govent henry island jacob joan john knight laura liverpool louis mare masefield maurier monte moore murray newmarket new paul pope royal sir spencer stanley the travel walter york first editions firsts printings 1st
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Piece of My Heart by Peter Robinson (£10.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340836865]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper slightly ruffled at the edges with a closed ½" tear to the head of the lower panel.Description: 3rd printing. [First Published: 2006]

From the cover: “To an observer looking down from the peak of Brimleigh Beacon early that Monday morning, the scene below might have resembled the aftermath of a battle. It had rained briefly during the night, and the pale sun coaxed tendrils of mist from the damp earth. They swirled over fields dotted with motionless shapes, mingling here and there with the darker smoke of smouldering embers.

THE END OF THE SUMMER OF 69. THE END OF THE BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL YORKSHIRE HAS EVER SEEN. AND THE END OF A LIFE.

As the organisers clear up after the party, they find an abandoned sleeping bag containing the body of a young woman, brutally murdered. Detective Chief Inspector Stanley Chadwick, a hard-headed WWII veteran, is assigned to the case. Chadwick has no time for the youth of the day, disrespectful and caring nothing for the sacrifices of an older generation. But the victim was related to a local band, the up-and-coming Mad Hatters, and Chadwick finds himself drawn unwillingly into the psychedelic Sixties pop scene.

After a difficult summer, DCI Alan Banks is back home in the Yorkshire Dales. When he is called to investigate the murder of a journalist writing an article on the Mad Hatters, he discovers it is not the first time the ageing rock superstars have been brushed by tragedy. And Banks will have to go back a generation to discover exactly what kind of hornets’ nest has been stirred up.

Peter Robinson’s stunning new Chief inspector Banks novel is his richest and most compelling yet.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. In the Chief Inspector Banks series. 440 pages. Tags: peter robinson ~0340836865~ banks alan fictitious character fiction police england yorkshire rock concerts murder investigation groups
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The Road To Rome by Stanley Baron (£10.50)Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswood — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges, a little tanned. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & 4 maps. Published In Association With The BP Touring Service. From the flap; “All roads, they say, lead to Rome. The one Stanley Baron takes is possibly the most varied in all Europe. His road begins at Boulogne and unravels across the north and east of France — crossing the Wine Road, near Reims, where Champagne is grown — into the countryside of Lorraine, which has not changed much since Joan of Arc. It follows the wooded Vosges mountains to Colmar, a little medieval town in Alsace, then turns south along the Rhine valley for a fast run into Switzerland through Bale and Lucerne, and a slow one through the heart of the country to the awe-inspiring St Gotthard Pass and onto Rome.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Highways to the Sun series. 307 pages. Tags: agincourt amiens champagne reims gotthard lake maggiore milan cremona parma bologna ravenna florence san gimignano siena mountains civita castellana rome vatican campagna journey through history french les hortillonages place stanislas riquewihr vineyard workers lucerne kappelbrucke and the spreuerbrucke hospental kussnacht giornico isola bella milan cathedral leaning towers bologna autostrada del sole tuscan by-road ponte vecchio siena cathedral arcidosso oryieto cathedral roman forum palatine hill john lateran rome’s fountains baths caracalla appian way france switzerland northern italy central italy
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a Country Childhood: Boyhood Memories of Victorian Rural Dorset by H. S. Joyce (£9.50)Publisher: Red Post Books — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1901533239]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “FEW books capture the essence of rural life in late Victorian England more vividly than H. S. Joyce’s A Country Childhood. The author, born in an ancient mill house in East Dorset in 1882, went on to lead the most productive of ‘double lives’, working as a bank manager by day while devoting most of his spare time to his three great passions — wildlife, the countryside and angling. These in turn led him into a second career as one of the most respected writers and illustrators of his day on country matters. In A Country Childhood, first published in 1946 as I Was Born in the Country, H. S. Joyce opens a window on to Victorian rural Dorset, colourfully and readably describing a way of life already familiar through the novels of Thomas Hardy. An astute observer and an accomplished naturalist as well as one of life’s eccentrics, Joyce provides both a natural history and a social history of a time now long past.

This edition includes an introduction by Roger Guttridge on Joyce’s life and work and a selection of his other writings on his native county.”
Notes: Illustrated by The Author. Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 208 pages. Tags: joyce henry stanley country life england dorset social and customs 20th century biography autobiography historical fiction history political military local modern the author roger guttridge 1901533239
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A Year in the Life of Frankie Dettori by Frankie Dettori (£9.50)Publisher: William Heinemann — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434003654]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted and tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Frankie Dettori is the greatest talent that the horse-racing world has seen for over half a century. Many regard him as the ‘new Lester Piggott’. He also has a joie de vivre unique to this highly competitive world.

Dettori has now written a highly personal, in-depth portrait of an unusual champion’s life. He reflects on his rise from stable lad to top jockey, revealing the inner man; the sheer hard work but also the fun; the successes and failures; and the friends and foes. We discover what it is like to be in charge of half a ton of thoroughbred, worth millions of pounds, moving at forty miles per hour; the joy of winning a Classic race (celebrated by Dettori’s famous ejector-seat leap from the saddle in the winner’s enclosure); and the secrets of his enormously successful partnerships with trainers like John Gosden and owners such as Sheikh Mohammed.

Controversial, informative, and hugely entertaining, A Year in the Life of Frankie Dettori will appeal to the millions of people who follow sport and are intrigued to know more not just about this dashing and charismatic jockey but about the world which has bred his success.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 197 pages. Tags: ascot autobiography bin biography britain british champion coronation covered cowing curry dates dave david derek dettori festival filly frankie general gosden great group guineas handicap horse horse-racing house howard international jockeys john juddmonte leger liner loder matty mohammed newmarket peett peter racing recreation royal saeed sandown saturday season sheikh sports stables stakes stanley super suroon suroor swinburn thompson tote walden walter walwyn york
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Diamond Beach by Larry Forrester (£9.50)Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0245509976]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with fraying at the spine ends. Dust wrapper a little discoloured in places. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Streatfield’s Marauders — a cosmopolitan collection of drop-outs, fall-outs, mercenaries and renegades, including a disgraced ex-Royal Navy officer and a missing witness from the My Lai trials, trek through hostile hinterland of Central Africa — in search of a legend.

A legend as old as the Dark Continent itself, passed down over the centuries in tribal lore and camp fire tales. A legend investigated in vain by explorers, adventurers and writers as well as Stanley during his epic search for Livingstone. A legend of the Beach of Diamonds. . . .”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Light Orange titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Tags: action adventure attempt conflict danger disaster escapade exploit fighting heartbreak journey menace mystery peril raid risk risking run secrecy skirmish the threat thriller tragedy venture voyage whodunit larry forrester 0245509976 first editions firsts printings 1st
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F.I.A.S.C.O: Blood in the Water on Wall Street by Frank Partnoy (£9.50)Publisher: Profile — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861970692]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 252 pages. Tags: account and are billions business competition conditions crises derivatives dirty disasters dollars economics financial former gives group high-flying history inc investments lost machismo market morgan new raw riskiest salesman sector securities shocking stanley states stock the traded tricks united vicious vivid work worth york
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Flanimals by Ricky Gervais (£9.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0571220770]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: Later Printing. [First Edition: Same Year].Notes: Illustrated by Rob Steen. Size: 9¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. Tags: word-mangling spectacularly full-length adolescents molesworth children’s pre-school collection bestseller literature king-smith adolescent childrens charlotte youngster bookshelf carpenter cresswell catherine christian evolution education flanatomy creatures monsters classics andersen literary juvenile children margaret humphrey kathleen language pleasure american enduring european brothers nonsense coolidge flanimal fiction readers ahlberg british younger shelley english grahame frances
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Flanimals of the Deep by Ricky Gervais (£9.50)Publisher: Faber and Faber — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571234038]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges. Includes unused sheet of 20 stickers.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Dave Crook. Illustrated by Rob Steen. Size: 9¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. Tags: word-mangling spectacularly full-length adolescents molesworth children’s pre-school collection bestseller literature king-smith adolescent childrens charlotte youngster bookshelf carpenter cresswell catherine christian evolution education flanatomy creatures monsters classics andersen literary juvenile children margaret humphrey kathleen language pleasure american enduring european brothers nonsense coolidge flanimal fiction readers ahlberg british younger shelley english grahame frances
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Judy, Patrol Leader by Dorothea Moore (£9.50)Publisher: The Children's Press — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with light creasing to both panels and the price clipped. Pages deeply tanned by age. Description: From the cover: “We’re not accustomed to having relations of the staff planted upon us. So runs the feeling among the girls of IV A. in St. Oswyth’s School for Girls when Judy Bethune, niece of the Latin master, arrives in the middle of the Spring Term. But Judy, although a little bewildered, is not daunted by this cool reception; with her natural friendliness, enthusiasm and love of adventure she breaks down the barrier of resentment. Herself a keen Guide, Judy tries hard to interest her school-mates in Guiding, but it is not until she has proved herself a ‘good sport’ by showing resourcefulness and pluck that her dream of a Guide Company at St. Oswyth’s comes true.

Judy’s adventures make exciting and amusing reading and will be much enjoyed by all schoolgirls.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Boys' and Girls' Library series. 188 pages. Tags: aberdeen address adeline adventures advertisements alexandra allowances alphabet amateur america and animals annuals answers appeals article articles ashford association attitude attitudes australia authors a-wheel bachelors bateson battenberg beatrice beautiful bedford belgian belinda benefactor benjamin between bicycling blackwell blaquiere bonnets book-keepers boys bride briefless brothers brought budgeting burnside careers cassells catherine caulfeild
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More Flanimals by Ricky Gervais (£9.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0571228860]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little marked and faded. Includeds unopened poster to the rear endpaper.Description: Later Printing. [First Edition: Same Year]Notes: Jacket designed by Dave Crook. Illustrated by Rob Steen. Size: 9¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. Tags: word-mangling spectacularly full-length adolescents molesworth children’s pre-school collection bestseller literature king-smith adolescent childrens charlotte youngster bookshelf carpenter cresswell catherine christian evolution education flanatomy creatures monsters classics andersen literary juvenile children margaret humphrey kathleen language pleasure american enduring european brothers nonsense coolidge flanimal fiction readers ahlberg british younger shelley english grahame frances
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More of Gary Lineker's Favourite Football Stories by Gary Lineker (£9.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333737822]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 212 pages. Tags: irregularities centre-forward working-class wolverhampton middlesbrough international giant-killers action-packed huddersfield macclesfield competitions advertising southampton northampton scarborough cup-winners worthington speculation premiership substitutes sensational scunthorpe statistics merseyside non-league manchester darlington goalkeeper collection first-rate children's nottingham blackpool wimbledon financial rotherham sheffield stockport underdogs blackburn champions alexandra wednesday liverpool newcastle brentford tottenham wanderers rivalries penalties leicester
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The Illustrated Bible and Church Handbook by Edited by Stanley I. Stuber (£9.50)Publisher: New York: Association Press — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a snag to the head of the spine. Description: Contains: Black & white drawings;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 532 pages. Tags: church history, christian hymns, biblical information, bible topics characters, scripture references, church, symbols, church school, facts, customs, traditions, songs, christmas verses bible, theology dictionaries, first edition books, books written edited stanley stuber
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The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45 by Stephen E. Ambrose (£9.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0743223098]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 229 pages. Tags: mcgovern george stanley 1922- united states army air forces squadron 741st history biography dakota queen b-24 bomber bombing aerial germany 20th century pilots world war 1939-1945 operations american regimental histories flight crews military stephen ambrose 0743223098
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Wartime Courage: Stories of Extraordinary Courage by Ordinary People in World War Two by Gordon Brown (£9.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747596077]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “In these eleven stories of courage in the Second World War, Prime Minister Gordon Brown pays tribute to the heroism of that great generation of British men and women who took up arms against tyranny and overcame it. Some are accounts of decisive action taken in the searing heat of battle: early in the war Lieutenant Richard Stannard, RNR, showed steely calm and ingenuity during the retreat from Norway in 1940, winning a VC; while on D-Day, Company Sergeant Major Hollis of the Green Howards won his by storming a pillbox alone, paving the way for a crucial advance to higher ground. Other stories tell of great danger faced again and again: Graham Hayes and Geoffrey Appleyard of the Small Scale Raiding Force (forerunner of the SBS) carried out daring and innovative actions over many months off Africa and along the Normandy coast; while John Bridge, a physics teacher turned mine- and bomb-disposal officer, repeatedly practised his nerve-racking skills for six years, always aware that there were no second chances if things went wrong. Behind enemy lines the sangfroid and sheer endurance of clandestine operatives like Major Hugh Seagrim in occupied Burma and Violette Szabo in occupied France showed a daunting, almost mysterious form of courage; and on the home front two railwaymen risked their lives to save a small country town from devastation when their ammunition train caught fire.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: thousand-bomber march-phillipps stoke-on-trent sub-lieutenant anti-submarine skellingthorpe sabbatarianism congregational pas-de-calais bergen-belsen buna-monowitz stirlingshire concentration warwickshire molenbeersel lincolnshire bedfordshire schopenhauer zig-zagging highlanders whissonsett afghanistan remembrance scharnhorst association ravensbruck mountbatten rolls-royce territorial marlborough arromanches corporation recruitment mesopotamia wallenberg lieutenant manchester cottesmore montgomery lighthouse simonstown sunderland commanders missionary madagascar baveystock submarines university casablanca bonhoeffer millennium
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Great Explorers by Roderic Owen (£8.39)Publisher: Mayflower — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little ruffled at the top edge. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Over two thousand years ago Alexander the Great led his conquering army on gruelling marches across the Himalayas and into the heart of India. Since then, intrepid men and women have pushed the frontiers of the known world back further and further until, with little of the surface of the earth left to chart, astronauts took ‘one giant leap for mankind’ when they stepped from their landing-craft on to the moon. Great Explorers spotlights the adventures of over forty of these courageous pioneers. Their characters and motives were as varied as the terrains they crossed.”Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 185 pages. Tags: jackson-harmsworth bellingshausen cherry-garrard civilizations conquistadors geographical kut-el-amara planisphere bartholomew brahmaputra livingstone christopher exploration mississippi shackleton vilhjalmur meriwether clearwater north-east australian stefansson expedition rusticiano toscanelli mcclintock north-west fatteconda tanganyika courageous nachtigal sebastian murchison alexander francisco montezuma d’urville beardmore karlsefni ferdinand commander expedkion armstrong explorers religious josefland frederick frontiers herodotus antarctic hardships encounter
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Girl's Own Crafts & Hobbies by Ruby Evans (£8.00)Publisher: Lutterworth Press — 1944Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ ruffled with some nicks and tears and a little loss.Description: DescriptionTags: granddaughter's correspondents advertisements correspondence international photographers o'shaughnessy supplementary disadvantages contributions story-writing type-writists contemporary sitting-room competitions telephonists tight-lacing match-girl's flower-girls convalescent emancipation contributors seamstresses book-keepers difficulties housekeeping stay-at-home presentation geographical photographer housekeeper marchioness governesses whitechapel washing-day handwriting association inexpensive mothercraft work-basket journalists typewriting gentlewomen equivalents restaurants schoolgirls trespassers circulation journalist photograph sisterhood
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Stanley Kubrick: Visual Poet 1928-1999 by Duncan (£7.50)Publisher: Hong Kong, Köln, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Tokyo: Taschen — 2008Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9783822831151]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Filmography; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “One of the most esteemed filmmakers of all time, Stanley Kubrick was also one of the most enigmatic. He broke into the film scene at the age of 26 with the ambitious, independently produced Killer’s Kiss and within a few years was working with the likes of Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, and Peter Sellers on such seminal films as Lolita and Spartacus.

Having gained the support of the actors, producers, and movie studios with his early efforts, Kubrick garnered the creative control he needed to produce uncompromising masterpieces such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clockwork Orange, and Barry Lyndon. Polishing off 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut just before his untimely death, Kubrick left behind a puzzling and positively brilliant body of work.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 7¼". 98 pages. Tags: duncan 9783822831151 kubrick stanley criticism interpretation film directors film-makers usa 20th century
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Dead Famous by Ben Elton (£7.00)Publisher: Black Swan — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0552999458]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Peeping Tom productions invent the perfect TV programme: House Arrest. Its slogan is: One house. Ten contestants. Thirty cameras. Forty microphones. One survivor. This is all a clever parody of the massive TV hit Big Brother, with its vain, ambitious contestants with their:tattoos and their nipple rings, their mutual interest in star signs, their endless hugging and touching, and above all their complete lack of genuine intellectual curiosity about one single thing on this planet that was not directly connected with themselves. However, Elton adds a clever twist to this very funny send-up. On Day 27 of the programme, one of the housemates is killed live on TV. Everyone in the country has a theory about the killer, indeed the only person who seemed to have absolutely no idea whatsoever of the killer's identity was Inspector Stanley Spencer Coleridge, the police officer in charge of the investigation. Coleridge is an old fogey from the 1950s, who has to learn quickly about lesbians, piercings, blow jobs and the seductions of TV fame before he can crack the case. 384pp.
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