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S. R. Badmin and the English Landscape by Chris Beetles (£79.00)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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Beyond Nihilism by Michael Polanyi (£42.00)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 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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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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The Wirral by Alan Brack (£20.50)Publisher: Phillimore & Co. — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0850336791]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint with amendments. [First Edition: 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Wirral was already an old-established administrative unit at the time of Domesday Book. This book is concerned with all those aspects of the Wirral, whether of history, architecture or landscape, that give the peninsula its individuality. Well known as a writer on the locality, Alan Brack starts with the immense advantage of having lived there nearly all his life. His book is at once scholarly, readable and entertaining. He has studiously avoided the highly romanticised view which has persisted in other accounts of the area and his opening chapter, ‘A Place Apart’, sets the tone for the whole book. There are sections on Birkenhead and Wallasey and on Bebington and Bromborough. An authoritative account of the establishment of Ellesmere Port is followed by a chapter on the Urbanised Districts of Hoylake, Neston and Heswall, on the Urbanised, Unexpected and Purpose-built villages, on the open spaces and on crossing the Mersey. The description of Port Sunlight, with its vignette of Lord Leverhulme, is especially well-informed. Human interest relieves a generally topographical approach through the appearance in the local context of the many notable men and women who have been associated with the Wirral.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: wing-commander clatterbridge cheirotherium baden-powell metropolitan christiansen abercrombie kitchingham o'shanter's observatory anglo-saxon engineering bromborough racecourse birkenhead councillor leverhulme woodchurch embankment lighthouse stonehouse elementary refineries boundaries stableford commission shropshire merseyside netherpool overchurch puddington restaurant stephenson brunanburh manchester archibald squadrons bowater's sylvester transport |iiarries brimstage slodclart garibaldi elizabeth ellesmere granville cleveland bebington athelstan magazines
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Portraits of Power: An Introduction to Twentieth-century History by S. E. [Stanley Edward] Ayling (£18.00)Publisher: 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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Obedience and Civilization: Authorized Crime and The Normality of Evil by Don Mixon (£17.00)Publisher: London & Winchester: Pluto Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0745303315]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Small address lable to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: From the cover: “The Nazi atrocities of the Second World War shocked the world. How could apparently ordinary, law-abiding citizens so readily obey commands that were clearly criminal? Surely these kinds of crimes -crimes against humanity — cannot take place in modern, democratic societies?

Or can they? In Obedience and Civilization Don Mixon reassesses Milgram’s controversial 1960s’ experiments on obedience to demonstrate that modern democracies that pride themselves on their devotion to liberty and equality are actually organized on the basis of a principle that violates both these ideals. Like totalitarian states — like all of history’s civilized societies — today’s democracies are organized hierarchically. Hierarchies are made up of superiors and inferiors — a state of affairs that in itself contradicts equality. And inferiors are bound to obey the lawful commands of superiors — a condition that violates liberty.

Obedience and Civilization uncovers the shameful secret of our devotion to obedience.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 170 pages. Tags: mixon milgram stanley obedience criminal forensic psychology crime criminology holocaust european history britain ireland social science authority man sociological perspectives authoritarianism
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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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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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The Practical Encyclopedia of Quilting and Quilt Design by Isabel Stanley & Jenny Watson (£15.50)Publisher: Hermes House — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1840385499]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with a small nick to the head of the upper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. A practical guide to quilting, patchwork and applique´, with over 140 practical projects: quilts and throws, cushions, clothing, and accessories for every room.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9". 256 pages. Tags: accessories and applique´ bedlinen beginners clothing contemporary country creating designs ethnic experienced for historic inspirational materials needlecrafters patchwork planning projects quilting quilts tablelinen techniques templates throws tools using isabel stanley jenny watson 1840385499
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The Concise Enclycopedia of World Football by Tim Barnett, Ian Cruise, Glenn Moore, Mike Collett Trevor Haylett, Conrad Leach & Charlotte Nicol (£14.50)Publisher: Parragon Plus — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752530291]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: All the great players are included in this book, past and present, from stars of the 1940s and 1950s, like Stanley Matthews, Ivor Allchurch and Alfredo di Stefano to the monumental Brazilians such as Didi, Pele, Careca and Ronaldo.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: advertising albion alexandra alf amateur argyle arsenal aston athletic barnet barrier betting blackburn blackpool bolton bradford brentford brighton bristol bromwich caps carlisle centre-forward champions charity charlton chelsea county coupons coventry crewe crowds crystal cup cup-winners darlington derby disaster drugs encyclopedias european everton final financial football fulham giant-killers goalkeeper grimsby ham hotspur
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The Concise Encyclopedia of World Football by Tim Barnett, Ian Cruise, Glenn Moore, Mike Collett Trevor Haylett, Conrad Leach & Charlotte Nicol (£14.50)Publisher: Parragon — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752542214]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: All the great players are included in this book, past and present, from stars of the 1940’s and 1950’s, like Stanley Matthews, Ivor Allchurch and Alfredo di Stefano to the monumental Brazilians such as Didi, Pele, Careca and Ronaldo. Greats like Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Chariton, George Best and Johan Cruyff rank alongside such present-day luminaries such as Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen, Bnedine Zidane, Emmanuel Petit, Alan Shearer and David Ginola. With over 50 of the great foot balling nations of the world included, all 16 of the World Cup competitions, including France ‘98, analysed, and all of the up-to-the- minute results recorded.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". 256 pages. Tags: advertising albion alexandra alf amateur argyle arsenal aston athletic barnet barrier betting blackburn blackpool bolton bradford brentford brighton bristol bromwich caps carlisle centre-forward champions charity charlton chelsea county coupons coventry crewe crowds crystal cup cup-winners darlington derby disaster drugs encyclopedias european everton final financial football fulham giant-killers goalkeeper grimsby ham hotspur
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The Daily Telegraph Chronicle Of Football by Norman Barrett (£14.50)Publisher: Index Books — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1842223771]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: This is a fascinating account of the history of the world's most popular sport from the origins of the game in the 1860's to the present day. Reprint [1993]. Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 336 pages. Tags: wembley stadium cup final worthington charity shield football league premiership european cup-winners champions london 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 leeds
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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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The Western Front 1914 - 1918 by Peter Simkins (£13.50)Publisher: Bramley — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1858336473]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. The bbok is not just about commanders and battles. It describes the daily routine of the front line soldier and covers such diverse topics as transport and supply, rest and recreation, medical services and communication. 221pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.) Jacket Designed by Philip Clucas.Notes: In the Chronicles of the Great War series. Tags: recollections outmanoeuvres correspondent major-general siege-mortars smith-dorrien co-operation conversation instructions headquarters communicates appointments appointment manoeuvring disclosures implication strategical replacement beaverbrook inscription northclifie description highlanders manufacture widdicombe operations recommends devonshire regardless membership suggestion conference initiative conditions alder-shot wellington commanding assessment ammunition appointing conducting indecision vigorously faikenhayn balfourier concerning fitzgerald commanders divisional sacrificed ferozepore
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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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Rudyard Kipling by Martin Fido (£12.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600501167]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, slightly faded at the spine, two small closed tears to the foot of the upper panel.Description: The death of Rudyard Kipling in 1936 might be likened to the dosing of a book that the literary world had ceased to notice was there. The reputations of many writers suffer eclipse when they die but Kipling’s eclipse had already occurred: his ashes were interred in Poet’s Comer in Westminster Abbey, but there was not a single writer among the pall-bearers, who included an admiral, a general, and Kipling’s cousin Stanley Baldwin, the Prime Minister. All Kipling’s work, and his strange, progressively unhappy life are examined with care in this absorbing study. Illustrated with B&W photographs.Notes: Size: 12" x 8¾". 144 pages. Tags: kipling war poets poetry english authors
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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 Land That Lost Its Heroes: The Falklands, the Post-war and Alfonsin by Jimmy Burns (£11.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747500029]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, a little faded and slightly loose. Gently bruised at head, tail and corners. Previous owners inscription to ffep and signature to the head of the title page. Occasional penning to the margins.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Five years on from the Falklands war, Jimmy Burns is in a unique position to place that historic confrontation in perspective. He was the only full-time British foreign correspondent to remain in Argentina after covering the war. He gives the first detailed account of the military planning of the invasion, exposing not only the hidden motives and nature of Argentina’s military regime, but also the pitifully inadequate reactions of both British diplomacy and intelligence.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: falklands war argentina qadafi thatcher libya international banking community sabotage british warships gibraltar juan peron war cabinet plaza mayo general menendez malvinas argentine press mrs thatcher port stanley adolfo perez esquivel leopoldo galtieri captain alfredo astiz south georgia human rights and the military falklands post-war alfonsin falkland islands war argentina politics government 982’.064 f2849.2 british diplomacy
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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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Exploring The Arts by Beatrice Cox (£10.50)Publisher: Longacre Press — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result, frayed at the spine ends and corners. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “THIS is the book for young readers who want to know what it’s all about — music ballet, painting, sculpture, the theatre, architecture, literature. But it will disappoint those looking for a cram course in culture, for it is far from the dull account of the arts which so often hopes to enchant with dreary lists of who wrote what, and when. In this volume airy fairy theories are kept in their proper place and each chapter is given individual treatment by well-known contributors. Some are serious in tone, others not so serious. All are enthusiastic.

There can be no mistaking the flute for the oboe after reading Neville Marriner’s unorthodox but apt descriptions of the sounds and functions of the various instruments of the orchestra. Stanley Reed explains why no film is ever ‘just like the book’. For the newly recruited ballet-goer Caryl Brahms offers suggestions for first programmes. The essential delights of an evening’s opera are caught in the sketches Sir Hugh Casson made at Glyndebourne. And if any reader has wondered why certain artists painted in the way they did, why writers adopt pen-names, how a cartoon film is made, then this book offers some of the answers.

On the lighter side, the drawings of the late Gerard Hoffnung effectively explain the diminuendo, the glissande, the oom-pah; while Patrick Campbell adds a warning note for all future Wagner fans.

Particular care has been given to the illustrations of the book, and the result is a well balanced and lively combination of text, photographs and drawings.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: art juvenile literature music history and criticism performing arts beatrice cox first editions firsts printings 1st
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Exploring the Arts by Beatrice Cox (£10.50)Publisher: Longacre — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper edgeworn, mainly along top edge, with some nicks and slight loss although nice and bright. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “THIS is the book for young readers who want to know what it’s all about — music ballet, painting, sculpture, the theatre, architecture, literature. But it will disappoint those looking for a cram course in culture, for it is far from the dull account of the arts which so often hopes to enchant with dreary lists of who wrote what, and when. In this volume airy fairy theories are kept in their proper place and each chapter is given individual treatment by well-known contributors. Some are serious in tone, others not so serious. All are enthusiastic.

There can be no mistaking the flute for the oboe after reading Neville Marriner’s unorthodox but apt descriptions of the sounds and functions of the various instruments of the orchestra. Stanley Reed explains why no film is ever ‘just like the book’. For the newly recruited ballet-goer Caryl Brahms offers suggestions for first programmes. The essential delights of an evening’s opera are caught in the sketches Sir Hugh Casson made at Glyndebourne. And if any reader has wondered why certain artists painted in the way they did, why writers adopt pen-names, how a cartoon film is made, then this book offers some of the answers.

On the lighter side, the drawings of the late Gerard Hoffnung effectively explain the diminuendo, the glissande, the oom-pah; while Patrick Campbell adds a warning note for all future Wagner fans.

Particular care has been given to the illustrations of the book, and the result is a well balanced and lively combination of text, photographs and drawings..”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". 192 pages. Tags: Music Ballet Painting Theatre Culture
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Kingdom of the Ice Bear: A Portrait of the Arctic by Hugh Miles & Mike Stanley (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563203390]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a snag at the head of the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps; From the cover: “The Arctic is the largest untouched wilderness left on earth, a vast expanse of frozen land and sea which crowns the northern boundaries of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia and the Soviet Union. Often characterised as a lifeless wasteland of ice and snow, it is in fact a unique area of rare and subtle beauty, teeming with an extraordinary array of wildlife.

Award-winning wildlife cameraman Hugh Miles and producer Mike Salisbury of the BBC Natural History Unit give a lively and often amusing personal account of their experiences during three years filming in the Arctic. They also describe the ecology of the region and the sequence of seasonal events, showing how flora, fauna and man can survive the intense cold, and how each in turn exploits the richness of land and sea during the brief period of Arctic summer. Mammals and birds must raise their young and plants must flower and set seed in just three months before winter returns. Animals not adapted to withstand such seasonal extremes have to hurry southwards, leaving only those like the polar bear, king of the frozen north, to wander his now silent kingdom.

The vital importance of man’s relationship with the Arctic is also explored. Using traditional skills, the native Eskimos have been able to live in harmony with their difficult surroundings for centuries. Yet modern hunting methods, oil and mineral exploration and even tourism now threaten the area’s precarious ecological balance.

Kingdom of the Ice Bear is lavishly illustrated with superb full-colour photographs, many taken by the authors, which not only capture the beauties and realities of this harsh but spectacular area of the northernmost part of our globe, but provide a valuable record of this major television series.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". White boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: zoology arctic regions polar bear description and travel sub-arctic botany discovery exploration hugh miles mike stanley 0563203390 first editions firsts printings 1st
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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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Dead Famous by Ben Elton (£9.50)Publisher: Bantam — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0593048040]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: 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. 279pp.
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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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Essex Airmen 1910-1918 by John Barfoot (£9.50)Publisher: Tempus — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752441337]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Essex Airmen 1910-1918 is a tribute to the airmen of this county leading up to and throughout the First World War. Illustrated with contemporary archive photographs, John Barfoot has created a moving record of the local airmen who served at this time, including the more colourful characters such as ‘Peter the Painter’ and ‘Peter the Monk’, as well as the Essex men who joined up with the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Naval Air Service (one of whom pioneered deck landing on aircraft carriers and another who shot down a Zeppelin).”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 192 pages. Tags: rfc royal flying corps air force airforce raf squadron bentfield charles hucks the petre brothers hugh christopher tower donald clappen child george ebben randall john vincent aspinall horace martin capon ledger woodhouse william raymond fish rnas edwin harris dunning henry beard galpin james middleton and stanley jack furze barfoot
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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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How It All Began: The Stories Behind Those Famous Names by Maurice Baren (£9.50)Publisher: Smith Settle — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781870071925]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.Notes: Size: 9" x 9½". 125 pages. Tags: adverts behind bond brooke colmans encyclopaedia everyday factor fascinating gibbons history maclaren martens max newton old packages products schweppes slogans social stanley stories that them tupperware winsor
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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 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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