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Executioner: Pierrepoint by Albert Pierrepoint (£93.00)Publisher: Harrap — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0245520708]Condition: Very Good - in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and a little rubbed at the edges. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “For the first fifty-six years of this present century the name of Pierrepoint has appeared on the short Home Office list of qualified executions for Great Britain and Ireland, the list also being accepted by the Irish Republic when that territory became independent. For most that time a Pierrepoint has been nominated as the Official Executioner. These Pierrepoints have been, in succession, Henry Albert Pierrepoint, his brother Thomas William, and Henry’s son, Albert who has now written his autobiography.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Tags: autobiography executioners pentonville billingtons executioner pierrepoint executions punishment commission biography qualified execution murderers efficient one-armed penology swiftest official resigned antiquis history william british capital swansea britain ireland albert bntain thomas office system pinion royal great strap ellis henry john list gaol home most the for man and
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World by Juha Nurminen & Matti Lainema (£36.50)Publisher: London: Conway — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844860692]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “Documenting more than 2,500 years of Arctic exploration, from the earliest seafarers of antiquity and the great naval and mercantile voyages in search of the Northwest and Northeast Passages, to the conquest of the North Pole and even beyond, this book is the definitive account of expeditions made throughout the great Northern polar expanse. For the first time, it brings together the major explorers from both East and West to present one of the most detailed and beautifully illustrated surveys of the region’s history ever published.

Drawing on many previously unseen charts, artworks and maps from major European museums, the extensive holdings of the Nurminen Foundation as well as private collections and archives, A History of Arctic Exploration reveals how this remote region was gradually explored and charted by men of supreme skill, courage and initiative, overcoming extreme conditions in almost incredible feats of endurance. Key figures such as Barents, Franklin, Nordenskiold, Peary, Nansen, Stefansson and Amundsen are discussed in depth, together with an evaluation of their achievements, showing how each contributed to our understanding of the Arctic. Many perished as the North defiantly held on to its secrets, ultimately proving that success could only be achieved by adapting to the extreme conditions, following the example of the indigenous peoples, who had successfully inhabited the North for hundreds of years.

Today, the future of the Arctic is of global concern. In recent years, climate change and sovereignty disputes over territory have highlighted this worrying reality, drawing much attention to the region. Yet the Arctic has always been an inspiring and fascinating place, as well as a source of much human drama due to its harsh landscape and demanding conditions. Arctic expeditions were motivated by many different factors, including the pursuit of trade and commerce, knowledge, international dominance, individual fame, natural resources and scientific endeavour, but they can all be characterised by the uniquely human desire to push back frontiers. Collectively the accounts of such epic journeys form an absorbing and complex historical narrative, fully presented in this insightful and deeply resonant book.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lennart Meri. Size: 14" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: lainema arctic regions discovery exploration history natural climate ocean appendix maritime geographical polar expeditions discoveries 9781844860692
P&P: UK 1st £10.50. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £16.86. EU Air £16.60. ROW Surface £16.86. ROW Air £31.72
The Present Evolution of Man by G. Archdall Reid (£33.00)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — UndatedBinding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Heavily snagged at the head of the spine. Leans notably. Boards a rubbed at extremities. Ex-library with usual marks. Top edges of text block heavily tanned. Some pages unopened.Description: Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Blind stamped border to front board. Signed by the author on the reverse of the ffep - "Thomas C. Dewey with the author's compliments" - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contents: Part I. Organic Evolution: Physical Evolution; The Factors Of Evolution; Mental Evolution; Part II. The Present Evolution Of Man: Physical Evolution; Menta1 Evolution; 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 370 pages. Tags: aborigines acheulian acids adultery africanus aggression agricultural albedo alien altamira altruism amslan analysis anatomy ancient andes anhydrite antarctica antelopes ardrey ariege arrow assemblages astrology aterian aurignacian baboons baffin bakker barnett barrow barry bartholomew baumgartel behaviorist beings benign bergen bering berkeley berlyne bipedal bisexuality blanc borneo bowlby breeding broom bruckner bushmen bygott
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Australia: Land of Many Dreams by Lyall Rowe (£27.00)Publisher: Colour Library Books For Gordon & Gotch — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 086283158X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Small crease at top edge of lower panel. Slipcase slightly scuffed in a couple of places. A pleasing copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “For a country which can claim less than a century of nationhood Australia has a fantastic history which has the power to fascinate and enthral. Many thousands of years ago the very first Australians made their way to the vast southern continent on fragile rafts and boats. The nomadic Aborigines created a lifestyle which was rich in culture, but which made little use of the land's vast potential. Intriguing insights into the story of this nation and the character of the people are provided by the fascinating text and glorious full-colour photographs in this book.”Notes: Size: 11" x 13". Brown boards with Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: australia aborigines captain cook new south wales captain james cook cape york queensland van diemen’s land tasmania victoria northern territory norfolk island cocos keeling islands christmas island coral sea island macdonnell islands australian antarctic territory southern hemisphere climatic conditions western australia queensland great dividing range commonwealth parliament kanakas gold rush immigration restriction act anzac day canberra tasmania joseph lyons hobart flying doctor service qantas australian labor party burley griffin sir joseph cook sydney harbour
P&P: UK 1st £9.75. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £15.56. EU Air £15.35. ROW Surface £15.56. ROW Air £29.22

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Dog Training and Behaviour by Geoff Grinham (£19.50)Publisher: The Crowood Press — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852237511]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight ruffling at the top edge of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The basis of all successful dog training must be an understanding of canine psychology and behaviour. In this book this vast and frequently misunderstood subject is tackled in a clear and accessible way, enabling anyone to grasp the essentials and use them to lay the foundations for a long-lasting, mutually satisfactory human/canine partnership.

The critical development periods of the puppy and the adolescent dog, establishment of rank order, canine language and communication, and the variables of temperament and disposition are explored before the author sets out in detail a comprehensive, easy-to-follow training programme. Working logically and progressively through each stage of the dog’s learning process, the handler is shown how to teach and consolidate each lesson, from the basics of Sit, Heel and Come, to the more advanced Search and Scent Discrimination exercises. Finally there are chapters dealing with individual behavioural problems, which explain how it is possible to retrain the errant dog and prevent future regression. Throughout, the practical day-to-day relevance of the various training exercises is emphasized, and the process by which mutual trust and understanding are achieved is made clear. Thus the book is more than a training manual; it is a complete guide to getting the most out of your partnership with your dog.

Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and original line-drawings, Dog Training and Behaviour is both a practical step-by-step guidebook and a valuable source of reference for all dog owners.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: admonishment aggression anxiety aptitude association attention auto awareness barking behaviour bone breed bully canine canis castration centres charity check-chains chemistry chewing classification collars commands compelled competition compulsion dangerous destructive diet discipline disk disposal disposition distraction dogs dysplasia entry-exit equipment examination false farming fishing folding games genetic grooming guarding handbooks heel hide-and-seek
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Rum Jungle by Alan Moorehead (£17.50)Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little fraying at the spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Fold-out maps [1]; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “Alan Moorehead left Australia in 1936 and has lived in England, Italy and France ever since. He recently returned on a trip and this is an account of his re-discovery of his own country. He travelled through the almost uninhabited territory in the North region which is half as big as the U. S. A. and describes this weird country of kangaroos, tree pythons, aborigines, and vast cattle stations. He visited ‘Rum Jungle,’ the recently discovered uranium mine which may turn out to be the richest in the world. He lived for a while on the Great Barrier Reef, the huge platform of coral that runs for 1,000 miles along the North-East coast of Australia, its tropical waters full of fantastic fish and monsters of the deep.

Moorehead deals with things that few Australians themselves have seen: a rocket range in the deserted interior where guided missiles are shot off into the stratosphere; country where wild buffalo roam on the Arafura Sea; the bush-fires, the floods and the droughts which sometimes devastate areas half the size of England.

The principal theme of the book is the sudden appearance of modern science (the rockets, uranium) in an antediluvian region which has never yet been really civilised by white man. Without any intervening history, this huge empty country, which few people know about, is being projected into the atomic age.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 154 pages. Tags: australia description travel, northern territory travel, travel, mines mineral resources, first edition books, books written moorehead
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Norway by ANON (£16.50)Publisher: Scandinavian Film Group — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 8291508755]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges with a ½" closed tear to the head of the upper panel.Description: From the cover: “This is the most complete gift and souvenir book about Norway ever published. It is full of beautiful photographs of landscapes and people, culture and adventure. The book also contains detailed articles on a variety of themes, including traditional Norwegian cuisine, stave churches, painter Edvard Munch, Viking culture, composer Edvad Grieg, trolls and fairy-tales, national costumes, the natural environment and travel and holiday destinations. The texts supplement the picture of a country with a unique culture, magnificent scenery and centuries-old traditions. The book is accompanied by a digitally recorded CD of Edvard Grieg’s sixteen best known and best loved compositions.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 138 pages. Tags: the oslo fjord the vigeland park edvard munch telemark norwegian fjords bergen edvard grieg the vikings stave churches troll park mountains skiing arctic nights svalbard norwegian food stavanger fredrikstad drammen skien sandnes glomma kroner lindesnes svalbard archipelago jan mayen norwegian sovereign territory peter island bouvet island coastal climate norway’s most popular tourist attractions okstind glacier tvillingtinde constitutional monarchy norwegian farmers fishing henrik ibsen roald amundsen sonja henie thor heyerdahl knut hamsun nobel prize
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Policing Northern Ireland: Proposals for a New Start by John Mcgarry; Brendan O'Leary; (£13.50)Publisher: Blackstaff Press — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780856406485]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Actually a nice copy but previous owners annotation to the last blank and reverse of the lower wrap, occasional marginalia throughout.Description: Presumed First in this edition. The authors, acclaimed commentators on Northern Ireland, address the tough questions: how to make the police representative of Northern Ireland’s population, in national allegiance, religious origin, and gender; how to reconcile the need for ‘downsizing’ with the need for new recruits; how to deal with symbolically divisive titles, uniforms and working environments; how to combine decentralisation, democratic accountability and operational autonomy; and how to demilitarise policing. Clear-headed and incisive, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the policing of a historically divided territory and the full and fair implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 146 pages. Tags: Good Friday Agreement Northern Ireland police decentralisation national allegiance ira loyalists republicans divided countries racism peace keeping
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Free to Fight Again by Alan W. Cooper (£12.50)Publisher: William Kimber — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718306783]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: RAF Escapades and Evasions 1940-1945. Illustrated with B&W photographs. RAF Escapades and Evasions 1940-1945. From the cover: “When RAF personnel were forced down in enemy territory, the top priority was to get them back to Britain in order to fly once more against the enemy. It was incumbent on them to attempt to evade or escape from capture. But they could not do it on their own. After Dunkirk, M19, the department set up in the winter of 1938-9 to look after escape and evasion, immediately set wheels in motion to establish escape lines in occupied territory. But their task would have been impossible without the selfless help of the native people of those countries, heroically disregarding the danger to themselves.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 309 pages. Tags: royal air forces escaping society world war air operations great britain royal air force 940.54’494’0924 townsend foley enemy territory robert johnson bertie brown pilot officer armstrong squadron leader frecker armstrong frecker sheik ali ben athman mohammed and the armoured car crew 1st king’s dragoon guards ken souza flying officer
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La Vida by Oscar Lewis (£12.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Poor Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper worn and torn at the head, tail and corners with slight loss, laminate lifting at the spine. Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap “The jury for the science, philosophy and religion category cited it for its original contribution to the literature of anthropology, for its perceptive, detached observation of individuals and the stuff of human life; and for its illumination of how poverty formed and deformed one family between Puerto Rico and New York.”Notes: Jacket designed by Marty Stein. Size: 8¾" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 599 pages. Tags: culture poverty puerto rico new york anthropological studies poverty and family life mexico mexican latin american unincorporated territory american dtizens live poverty low educational level slums unemployed food allotments increased urbanization hollingshead rogler puerto rican urban slum family professor sidney mintz anti-poverty programs constructive social action maligned
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Last Post: The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297846442]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Following the great success of the best-selling Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Max Arthur has found and interviewed the last twenty-one British veterans of the conflict. The oldest of these men is 109, the youngest 104. In their own words they describe the extraordinary changes that have occurred during their lifetimes. Born in the reign of Queen Victoria, all have lived as adults through the Depression, the Second World War and the Millennium. But for these men, the Great War was the defining period of their lives. Some of them, mere boys at the outbreak, lied about their ages to join up. They saw action in the trenches, at sea and in the fledgling air services.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Cream boards with Red titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: meuse-argonne porokovskikov skoda-porsche expeditionary anti-semitism ersatz-reserv straussenburg flamethrowers dellmensingen combined-arms passchendaele yarde-buller conscription disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris etain-verdun saint-mihiel anglo-french organization intelligence propagandist mobilization joseph-simon rennenkampf wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs jean-joseph knobelsdorf minenwerfer tagliamento grandmaison philippines clemenceau millimetre hindenburg grignotage censorship clausewitz konstantin carpathian belleville controlled superieure fourteenth
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
Forgotten Voices of the Great War by Max Arthur (£11.50)Publisher: Book People — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little shelfwear at head and tail of spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “In 1972 a team of academics and archivists from the imperial war museum set about the momentous task of tracing ordinary men and women who had lived through one of the most harrowing periods of modern history, the First World War. Veterans from Britain, Germany, America, Australia and Canada were interviewed in detail about their day-to-day experiences on and off the front. The archive has grown to be one of the most important of its kind in the world and provides a unique account of life during the Great War. These tapes, some of which have rested unheard for decades, contain the forgotten voices of a generation no longer with us. Now over thirty years on, after hundreds of hours in the archive, author Max Arthur has created this remarkable, landmark history of the First World War.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Martin Gilbert. Size: 8" x 5½". 326 pages. Tags: combined-arms dellmensingen meuse-argonne straussenburg passchendaele ersatz-reserv anti-semitism expeditionary skoda-porsche porokovskikov flamethrowers propagandist joseph-simon intelligence organization conscription anglo-french saint-mihiel etain-verdun yarde-buller disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris mobilization tagliamento philippines grandmaison rennenkampf minenwerfer knobelsdorf jean-joseph wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs mangiennes malancourt saint-gond aubreville barrenkopf ludendorff propaganda bar-le-duc balfourier maximilian offensives montfaucon
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Sun Dance People by Richard Erdoes (£11.50)Publisher: Ronald Stacy — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0903210037]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with nicks and chips at the head of the spine and the corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The Plains Indians, their past and present. First British Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “In the days when the Great Plains was an as yet unexplored territory, the Plains Indians lived there. They roamed the vast prairie freely and happily. They lived in harmony with the land, the waters, the buffalo, and all the natural wonders of a land unspoiled by civilization. Then the white man started moving west and the Indians’ troubles began. The Sun Dance People is a study of the culture of a warm and brave people. It is also a chronicle of the Plains Indians’ struggle to save their land, their way of life, their very Indianness — a struggle that has not yet ended.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 218 pages. Tags: plains indians great plains hunted buffalo u.s. cavalry reservation u.s. bureau indian affairs indian territory mississippi rocky mountains arizona new mexico gold-rush days 1840’s zebulon pike uncivilized aborigines grattan cheyennes prairie schooners early trappers sioux medicine man yuwipi ceremony peace pipe great spirit sacred black hills return tribal lands chief lame deer lehman brightman minnie bacon mount rushmore indian rights sioux medicine man powwow montana indian warrior broken treaties great indian wars war parties light cavalry horsemanship omaha indian missouri cheyenne chief general custer indian life plains culture
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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A Klondike Centennial Scrapbook: Movies, Music, Guides, Photographs, Artifacts, and Personalities of the Great Klondike Gold Rush by Stan Cohen with Candy Waugaman's Collection (£10.50)Publisher: Missoula: Pictorial Histories Company — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1575100142]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". [VIII] 176 pages. Tags: gold mines mining yukon territory klondike river valley discoveries
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Mamista by Len Deighton (£10.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0060179368]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Javier Romero. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green Spine Strip over Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 410 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st jungle warfare spanish guiana south america marxist guerilla territory espionage spy thriller english
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Peter Devlin Fights For Survival by Paul Buddee (£10.50)Publisher: Rigby — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851795754]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “Peter Devlin thought he was lucky when he was given a job in the Boolgana Downs station in the Australian Outback, but even on his way there he comes very close to disaster. He is rescued by Jet, a part-Aboriginal boy, and the two lads become good friends. Peter finds that working for Josh McMichael, the skinflint owner of the cattle and sheep station, is not what he expected. In fact, it is a constant battle for survival. Just how things all work out provides an exciting story of Australian bushcraft, involving a host of interesting characters.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 172 pages. Tags: australian outback part-aboriginal boy cattle sheep station bushcraft northem territory berallah river buffalo expedition crocodile walkabout 73-80363
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
The Snake has all the Lines by Jean Kerr (£10.50)Publisher: Heinemann — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Price Clipped. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, some nicks and chips. Inscription to ffep. Top edges of text block dusty. Internally bright and clean.Description: This contains fifteen memorable pieces and they take in a lot of territory - from the domestic battlefield to the ordeal of out-of-town living during a new play's tyr-out. 150pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Jacket Designed by Maureen. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia by Karl E. [Ernest] Meyer & Shareen Blair Brysac (£10.50)Publisher: London: Little, Brown & Company — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0316855898]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The original Great Game (1800-1917), the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain for mastery of Central Asia, has long been regarded as one of the greatest geopolitical conflicts in history. The prize, control of the vast Eurasian heartland, was believed by some to be the key to world domination. Teeming with improbable drama and exaggerated tensions, the conflict featured soldiers, mystics and spies. While the original Great Game ended with the Russian Revolution, the geopolitical wrangles for territory and power continued into the late 20th century — culminating in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The authors’ one-volume survey chronicles nearly two centuries of conflict.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XXV] 646 pages. Tags: great britain relations asia, russia relations asia, soviet union relations asia, british irish history, great britain Russia, history modern 20th century, history europe great britain, foreign 19th century, soviet union foreign relations, russia foreign 19th century, soviet union foreign 20th century, world history history europe great britain, books written karl meyer shareen blair brysac
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A City by City Guide to Living And Working in Australia by Roberta Duman (£9.50)Publisher: How to — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 184528089X]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Migration to Australia is not always straightforward, nor is it the right choice for everyone. This book is designed to assist people in making an informed decision then help them take the huge step to relocate. It will equip readers with enough information to prepare them for the day-to-day realities of living and working in Australia, as this often turns out to be very different from what was expected. Part One is a general overview to Living in Australia and details the complex visa process, finance, healthcare, lifestyle, property and education. Part Two examines Australia’s main cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Tasmania) and provides comprehensive information about what to expect from each in terms of lifestyle, employment opportunities, recreation, residential options and information on education and childcare for those with families. Written from personal experience, this book seeks to reduce some of the stress involved in making the momentous decision to live and work in Australia and offers valuable advice and tips on how to save time and money, getting there and settling in.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 274 pages. Tags: telecommunications superannuation international opportunities professional unemployment introduction city-by-city publications expectations recreational supermarkets implications application considering expressions researching electricals limitations residential recruitment differences electricity immigration information attractions sponsorship melbourne's terminology australians individual healthcare queensland brisbane's recreation centrelink australian conditions secondhand television occupation furnishing department categories employment interviews industries territory programme education utilities
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Beyond Siberia by Christina Dodwell (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340562730]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Beyond the Tsar and the Soviet Union’s notorious penal colony of Siberia lies Kamchatka, a vast territory stretching east to the Bering Strait and Alaska and south to the islands Russia disputes with Japan. For many years this remote land was forbidden territory not only for Westerners but for Russians also.

On her journeys Dodwell learns to herd reindeer, drive dog sleds, ski frozen rivers, climb up into volcanoes and track bears. She also travelled with a dance troupe entertaining the scattered communities of reindeer herdsmen, and listening to their stories and legends.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Git titling to the Spine. 159 pages. Tags: dodwell christina journeys russia federation travel oblast kamchatka peninsula description and asia kamcha tska oblast writing koryaki kronotskiy essays travelogues siberia 0340590351
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Fifty-four Forty Or Fight! A Showdown Between America and England Settles the Oregon Question by Henry Castor (£9.50)Publisher: Franklin Watts — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0531010074]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine and a small nick at the head of the same. End papers tidily reinforced. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “These words meant a lot at one time in American history. There had been a long history of border problems between the U. S. A. and Canada, starting at the time of the American Revolution, and continued in the outbreak of what the Americans refer to as THE WAR OF 1812 — a second war with Great Britain.

Before the American West developed, there really was no need to settle on borders between U. S. A. and Canada, and there had been no pre-determined boundary to the Pacific coast in what was called by the U. S. A. Oregon territory. A treaty had extended the border between Canada and the U. S. A. on the 49th parallel to the Rockies but there was considerable dispute over what would happen in the Pacific West, especially as Russia and Spain both had some claims. The matter was settled amicably in 1846 by extending the boundary between Canada and the U. S. A. with a deviation to follow the Juan de Fuca Strait.

This is a fascinating bit of history, and marks the last serious dispute between Canada and the U. S. A. , especially as it was linked with such seemingly diverse matters as the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Monroe Doctrine, the British Corn Laws, and even the Irish potato famine of 1845-47.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. 54 pages. Tags: oregon question juvenile literature territory history
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Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics by Jane Jacobs (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340591773]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This study of the ethical basis of public life asks and answers a host of questions: when is industriousness a vice; why do government-run businesses bog down in waste and inefficiency; and when is it ethical to deceive? It shows that human behaviour is governed by two distinct ethical systems — one has its basis in territory and the other in commerce. These two modes of survival each have their own totally separate and contradictory ethical systems. Conflicts occur when the precepts appropriate to territorial morality is imposed on commercial life..”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XIII] 236 pages. Tags: basic business collective commerce ethics group issues moral needs philosophy political politics psychology science social sociology vice virtue
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Voice of Britain: The Inside Story of the Daily Express by Robert Allen; John Frost; (£9.50)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085059569X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Never before has an outsider penetrated the unknown territory of the Daily Express and written about what he found there. This is a unique view of one of our most popular daily newspapers filled with fascinating insights into those personalities who have made the paper what it is today. There are interviews with Jean Rook, Sir Osbert Lancaster, Jak, Michael Cummings, Roy Ullyett and even an exclusive hard-to-get interview with the legendary Giles. The story of the newspaper is told in detail. And what a story! For many years the Express was dominated by the powerful personality of Lord Beaverbrook, one of the most controversial figures of a profession which is rich in ‘characters’. Beaverbrook used his great wealth and his powerful newspapers to advocate his own imperialist policies. But he was shrewd enough to realise that the public would only read his opinions if they were presented in an attractive paper and so he hired the best talent around in order to push the Daily Express to the very top of the readership ratings. For very many years the Express has been synonymous with lively, interesting reading and the public entertained by many great names as diverse as Chapman Pincher, Beachcomber, Strube, Percy Hoskins, Sefton Delmer, Victor Blackman — and Rupert! Today the paper is still never far from the limelight. In the late 1970s it became a tabloid to modernise its image. For Express readers and all others interested in Press history this is a book not to be missed.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lord Matthews. Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 184 pages. Tags: 20th aitken baron beaverbrook britain century daily england express great history imprints london max maxwell newspapers press publishing william with
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Wave Me Goodbye: Stories of the Second World War by Edited by Anne Boston (£9.50)Publisher: Virago Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780860688372]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “« Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye » ran the jaunty hit song as women and men were encouraged to ‘Do their Bit’ in the years of the Second World War. But behind the songs and the official patriotic line lay the complicated realities of wartime life. In this marvellous collection of stories by British and American women writers, war is evoked, in the words of Elizabeth Bowen ‘more as a territory than as a page of history’. Here, in stories by, among others, Rosamond Lehmann; Kay Boyle; Olivia Manning; Rose Macaulay; Barbara Pym; Dorothy Parker; Jean Rhys; Stevie Smith; Sylvia Townsend Warner; Beryl Bainbridge and Dons Lessing; is the world of radio news and air-raid warnings, of the Blitz which reduces neighbourhoods to rubble and a lifetime’s possessions to dust. Food, and privacy, are dreamed of and unattainable luxuries — women bid goodbye to husbands, lovers, brothers and sons — and years later try to remake their lives with strangers. For the people of these stories, war is less about progress on the frontline of battle than about the daily struggle to keep homes, families and relationships alive: to snatch pleasure from danger, and strength and comfort from shared experience — and about the subtle damages inflicted on boys and men by the exigencies of war.

At a period in history when time was agonizingly curtailed, the short story provided the perfect vehicle through which emotion and incident could be captured. Taken from many of the publications of the forties, these stories offer a wonderfully authentic portrait of life during the Second World War: here are superb examples of story telling by some of the finest writers of a generation”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 274 pages. Tags: action all-clear alone american and anderson anthologies are atmosphere authors authorship axis battle battlefield blitz bombs boredom brave brilliant bringing britain broken children circumstances civilian collections combat damage damaged death deceived depersonalising deprivation deserted devastation disaster disenchantment disruption drama dying effects elite enemy english escaped exhilaration experience face fear
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We Of The Never-Never by Mrs. Aeneas Gunn (£9.50)Publisher: Victoria: Hutchinson — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0090470931]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and the foot of the book spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: Film shot of We of the Never-Never starring Angela Punch McGregor and Arthur Dignam, produced by Phillip Adams and directed by Igor Auzins.

From the cover: “First published in 1908, We of the Never-Never has long been regarded as a classic of Australian literature.

Newly married, Jeannie Gunn accompanies her husband to The Elsey , the huge cattle station in the Northern Territory, several hundred miles from the nearest town.

She is one of the few white women in the area and her presence is at first resented by the stockmen until her warmth and spirit win their affection and respect.

This is one of the few autobiographies written by a woman to chronicle the life of the pioneers of the outback. In the style of the bush storyteller, Mrs Gunn conveys with moving simplicity the beauty and cruelty of the land, and the isolation and loneliness, comradeship and kindness of the early settlers.”
Notes: Jacket designed by John van Loon. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short northern territory social customs child care upbringing literary development infants play family relationships parenting rearing household management pregnancy
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Adventurer's Paradise by Alastair Scobie (£8.50)Publisher: London: The Travel Book Club — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with light fraying to the spine ends and corners. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Alastair Scobie spends his time in the wilder parts of East Africa looking for trouble — principally wild-animal trouble. With a film camera and gun he wanders over the long plains and steep passes of Northern Kenya, ankle deep in volcanic dust, or through gorilla and rhino tunnels, forced passages in the massed bamboo forests of the “Mountains of the Moon” on the edge of the Congo. Wherever he goes he seeks sensation for the entertainment of the millions who take their thrills vicariously through the medium of cinema or television.

His book is packed with stories of his adventures and of the fantastic characters, white and black, in whose company he has found a wild and esoteric pleasure. Some of them may be crazy, some utterly degenerate, some plain savage, but the hilarious tales of their primitive lives, packed helter-skelter between the thrills of his more frightening moments in putting on film the dangers of the wild, make a book which cannot fail to keep any armchair-traveller awake into the small hours.

There have been many books of big-game hunting, but your big-game hunter does not go on safari asking for trouble ; he would much rather shoot his lion or rhino from a safe distance than wait for it to come full tilt at him face to face. For the free-lance movie cameraman the goal is just that. He can only sell action — close-up action — and if the camera doesn’t get out from under quickly enough that merely means another camera — and perhaps another cameraman. Alastair Scobie has so far managed to get out from under in the nick of time.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. 249 pages. Tags: scobie africa east travel photography animals indigenous peoples floras kilimanjaro territory ruaha tanganyika wahehe dhow fisherman victoria nyanza northern frontier district kenya medicinal plants fauna hunting tanzania
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It's All in the Playing by Shirley MacLaine (£7.50)Publisher: Bantam — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0593013999]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Bruised at the head of the spine with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly soiled. Leans very slightly. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Ranging from Malibuto London, from the Pacific Northwest to the mysterious mountain landscape of Peru, Shirley MacLaine’s latest journey takes us into the heart of the soul and the unexplored territory where history and memory meet. For Shirley, it is not enough to know that she has lived before — she has to know how and why, what meaning it has for her life, and how it will shape the future.

Retracing her steps and recalling her earliest investigations into the metaphysical world brings her face-to-face with the woman she was when she began. Only now, ten years later, can she come to terms with the way her search altered her life beyond measure, and understand where she must go from here.

In a moving, compelling and often surprising narrative, Shirley MacLaine uncovers a vital truth: that we have the power to design the world in which we live, and the strength to remake ourselves in the images of our dreams.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 338 pages. Tags: acting actors actresses and biographies biography cinema films maclaine motion moving-picture picture shirley spiritualists states united
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