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Anybody Can Do Anything by Betty MacDonald (£33.00)Publisher: George Mann Books — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0704102439]Condition: Very Good. Description: A Later Printing.

From the cover: “One would suppose that during the terrible American economic Depression of the late Twenties and early Thirties there was not a lot to laugh about in the great U. S. of A.

All-pervasive helplessness and hopelessness, coupled with horrendous levels of poverty and unemployment would wipe the smile off anyone’s face — one would think. But one would be wrong.

Suicidal failed financiers might wait their turn to jump from the windows of Wall Street, but readers worldwide will already know that Betty MacDonald could always look adversity right in the face and spit in its eye. She did so when she and her young husband took a shortcut to bankruptcy called chicken-farming — hilariously described in The Egg and I — and she did so again when she went back to live with her mother with a failed chicken farm and a dead marriage behind her, desperate to find a living to earn in a country without any jobs.

But at least she had her indomitable sister Mary batting for her, running down every hint of a job opportunity, fixing appointments without consultation and catapulting Betty into one hilarious situation after another.

For Mary had always believed that ‘Anybody Can Do Anything — especially Betty’, and this joyfully funny book proves she was right!”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". 206 pages. Tags: macdonald betty united states biography biographies social life history
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History of the Great Western Railway [3 Volumes] by Peter Semmens (£21.00)Publisher: London: Guild Publishing — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Volume I: Consolidation 1923-29; Volume II: The Thirties 1930-39; Volume III Wartime and the Final Years 1939-48; Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Tables;Notes: Size: 9" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 102/96/102 pages. Tags: western railway britain history england services enthusiasts gwr nationalisation railways locomotives war road transport electrification
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The Director's Cut: A Memoir of 60 Years in Film and Television by Roy Ward Baker (£16.00)Publisher: London: Reynolds & Hearn — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1903111021]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece; Filmography;

From the cover: “Roy Ward Baker is one of the most consistently accomplished of British film directors. The Director’s Cut tells the story of his distinguished career in both film and television.

Rising through the ranks of the thirties London studios as assistant to Alfred Hitchcock and Carol Reed, Baker progressed to directing features after the War. He was soon in demand in Hollywood, directing Marilyn Monroe in Don’t Bother to Knock and Robert Ryan in the 3D Western Inferno. On his return to the UK, Baker was unafraid to tackle controversial or off-beat subjects — he directed the German POW movie The One That Got Away, the classic Titanic movie A Night to Remember, and the inter-racial drama Flame in the Streets.

The sixties found Baker active in television, directing episodes of The Saint, The Avengers and The Baron. As the decade progressed, he became one of Hammer Film Productions’ leading directors. His prolific association with the studio resulted in such classic films as Quatermass and the Pit, The Vampire Lovers and Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde. The seventies and eighties also saw Baker return to TV, directing the popular drama Minder and the mini-series The Flame Trees of Thika.

Writing from the perspective of six decades in the industry, Roy Ward Baker peppers his memoirs with reflections on the technique of filmmaking, the role of the director, and the ups and downs of working with studios, writers, producers and stars. The book is illustrated with many previously unpublished stills from Baker’s own collection.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Roger Moore. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 185 pages. Tags: motion picture producers directors great britain biography, television biography, first edition books, books written roy ward baker, books introduced roger moore, 1903111021
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When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase (£14.00)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ a little ruffled at the top edge. Pages gently tanned. Tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: "Truddi Chase looks ordinary. She is an attractive woman in her thirties who worked as an estate agent. Her calm facade papers over the cracks of not one disturbed personality - but almost a hundred. Her shell is the residence to violent, disturbed, driven souls who quarrel, torment her and bring nightmares of confusion. Some are aware of each other, some are not. Rooted in the most horrific childhood sexual abuse, Chase's problems are slowly being identified and resolved. Yet, until she learns whether or not she killed the man who caused them, when in her teens, the therapy must continue. Her story is one of the most extraordinary narratives ever written.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Robert A. Phillips, Jr. Size: 9½" x 6¼". 415 pages. Tags: Multiple personalities Psychotherapist sexually abused child sexual abuse Troops Mental Disorders behaviour pattern social relationships subpersonalities
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When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase (£14.00)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0283996285]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Truddi Chase looks ordinary. She is an attractive woman in her thirties who worked as an estate agent. Her calm facade papers over the cracks of not one disturbed personality - but almost a hundred. Her shell is the residence to violent, disturbed, driven souls who quarrel, torment her and bring nightmares of confusion. Some are aware of each other, some are not. Rooted in the most horrific childhood sexual abuse, Chase's problems are slowly being identified and resolved. Yet, until she learns whether or not she killed the man who caused them, when in her teens, the therapy must continue. Her story is one of the most extraordinary narratives ever written.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Robert A. Phillips, Jr. Size: 9½" x 6¼". 415 pages. Tags: Multiple personalities Psychotherapist sexually abused child sexual abuse Troops Mental Disorders behaviour pattern social relationships subpersonalities
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Food Glorious Food: Eating and Drinking with Good Housekeeping 1922-1942 by Brian Braithwaite & Noelle Walsh (£12.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0852238185]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper slightly yellowed. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “From the Roaring Twenties, through the depression of the Thirties, and to the austerity of the war years, Food Glorious Food celebrates the ever-popular topics of eating and drinking.

Covering the first twenty years of Good Housekeeping magazine, from its launch in 1922, through the penny-pinching days of the Thirties to the wartime rationing of 1942, the book offers a fascinating collection of articles, advertisements and recipes gleaned from the pages of the magazine.

The features and recipes illustrate the evolvement of food products, fads and ideas through two historic decades, while the advertisements provide a wonderful glimpse of the famous manufacturers of the day.

A companion volume to the best sellers Ragtime to Wartime, The Home Front and The Christmas Book, Food Glorious Food represents the very best of Good Housekeeping.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: international cooking lavish entertaining wartime rationing cookery oxo horlicks bovril heinz and ivel violet bonham carter sir osbert sitwell rex food habits great britain history 20th century recipes
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The Fed: A History of the South Wales Miners in the Twentieth Century by Hywel Francis & David Smith (£12.50)Publisher: London: Lawrence & Wishart — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853154899]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “From its foundation in 1898 ‘The Fed’ has remained the popular name for the South Wales Miners’ Federation (SWMF), which in 1945 became the South Wales Area of the National Union of Mine workers. The core of this full-length history is the momentous period from the General Strike of 1926 to the nationalization of the mines in January 1947, including the bitter intervening period of struggle in the twenties and thirties against unemployment at home and fascism abroad. To the treatment of the post Second World War period the authors have added a final chapter assessing the achievements and the problems of the nationalized industry, as well as the role of the miners in the upsurge of industrial militancy that characterized the sixties and seventies. Native Welsh themselves, both from the South Wales mining area, the authors show how ‘The Fed’ has derived its particular strength from being an organic part of the life of individual South Wales communities, and they vividly record the rich variety of working-class (especially rank-and-file) response to Union as well as governmental attitudes and actions.”Notes: 530 pages. Tags: mines mineral resources wales south history miners national union mineworkers federation trade unions closures collieries britain industrial coalfield coal mining social conditions government policy trade-unions coal-miners labour movements disputes
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Aesthetics & Politics: Debates Between Bloch, Lukacs, Brecht, Benjamin, Adorno by Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukacs, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin & Theodor Adorno (£11.50)Publisher: Verso — 1980Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0860917223]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers, wrappers faded at the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition.

From the cover: “Ever since Baumgarten and Winckelmann, Germany has been the classical land of aesthetic thought in Europe. In the 20th century, Marxism itself has repeated the rule. No other country has produced a tradition of major aesthetic debate to compare with that which unfolded in German culture from the thirties to the fifties. The key texts of these great Marxist controversies over literature and art are now, for the first time anywhere outside Germany, assembled in a coherent order. They do not form a conventional collection of separate documents but a continuous debate between their dramatis personae. In exile before the war, Bloch and Lukacs polemicized against each other over the nature of expressionism. Brecht attacked Lukacs for literary formalism. Benjamin disputed over classical and modern works of art with Brecht. Adorno criticized Benjamin’s hermeneutics, and challenged Brecht’s poetics and Lukacs’s politics. The multilateral exchanges which resulted have a variety and eloquence without rival. Fredric Jameson, Professor of French at Yale University and author of Marxism and Form and The Prison House of Language, sums up their paradoxical lessons for art and criticism today, in an essay of theoretical conclusion. Aesthetics and Politics will provide a pole of reference and a source of illumination to students of literature throughout the English-speaking world.”
Notes: Size: 8" 5¼". 220 pages. Tags: aesthetics communism and philosophy germany esthtique matrialisme dialectique dialectical materialism socialism art ernst bloch georg lukacs bertolt brecht walter benjamin theodor adorno
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A Woman of Her Times by G. J. Scrimgeour (£10.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718121147]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled along the edges, faintly stained at the foot of the lower panel. Bruised at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “We meet Elizabeth Wingate ensconced in the security of British colonial life in Ceylon before the First World War, and follow her journey through decades and continents to a wholly changed society at the beginning of the Second World War. No more a conventional novel than she is a conventional woman, A Woman of Her Times extends beyond one heroine’s story to portray the situation of modern woman, torn between the respectable roles of wife and mother and the need to establish her separate identity.

Elizabeth’s serene colonial existence is shattered by the discovery of her husband’s infidelity — a discovery which kindles to life the flame of dissatisfaction smouldering within her. In fashionable twenties’ London the flame becomes a blaze, but Elizabeth shows so elegant a face to the world that few suspect her troubled marriage, her estrangement from her only child — or her relationship with her devoted lover… As an impoverished working woman alone in thirties’ Hollywood, she tirelessly struggles to forge a new life, to find her own still point for the first time, but a final turn of the screw reveals that men have never ceased to manipulate her -even from beyond the grave.

As we leave her, and the sirens heralding the Second World War howl around her, Elizabeth Wingate has learned that it is her destiny — and the destiny of all women — to continue the fight, and to fight to win.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Hughes. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 569 pages. Tags: alone before british ceylon colonial english establish fiction first her hollywood identity impoverished life manipulate new separate texts the thirties war woman women working world writers zealand
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Cricket And All That by Compton Denis & Bill Edrich (£10.50)Publisher: Readers Union — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Cricket has provided many illustrious partnerships — Hobbs and Sutcliffe, Larwood and Voce, Miller and Lindwall — but surely none more exciting than Compton and Edrich.

Their playing careers were shaped in the Thirties and prospered after the war years in a country desperately seeking an antidote to austerity. In 1947, that golden summer of sunshine and runs, they gave pleasure to countless lovers of the game by their daring and prodigious batting feats. Denis Compton set aside Jack Hobbs’ long-standing record of 16 hundreds in a season with 18 centuries and totalled 3,816 runs; Edrich, with 12 hundreds, scored 3,539 runs, which far exceeded his run revel in 1938 when between 30 April and 31 May he completed 1,000.

They were associates with the same intent — to enjoy their cricket. Yet at wicket they differed so much in style. Compton was a boyish-looking figure whose strike play was often compounded on impulse; Edrich, sturdy and belligerent, was capable of playing the fastest bowling off the front foot.

For England and for Middlesex they met all the great players, many of whom became their close friends. Now they pool forty years of cricketing memories and opinions, remembering the game’s past with its fun and its imperfections and examining the present. Not for Compton and Edrich any rancour or envy at the material rewards to be gained by the modern player. Cricket for them has always meant a pursuit of high skill, good humour and agreeable company, a conviction that runs throughout their renewed partnership.

This is a book of clarity and freshness which will make compulsive reading for all who put the game first and its politics a ragged second.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: 100 alec and batting bedser boycott bradman britain careers catching chester colin cowdrey cricket cricketing dori eddie edrich evans frank freddie gains garysobers geoff godfrey great hammond harold hendren his history hobbs hundredth hutton jack jackwalsh jim keith larwood len lindwall may memories miller norman old patsy paynter peter playing sims skill stmck tallon tmeman trafford walter wicketkeeper yardley
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Midnight Diaries by Boris Yeltsin (£10.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297646788]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “Even his wife and daughter, his closest aides, did not know. On 28 December 1999, as the video tapes were rolling to cover the pre-taping of his annual New Year address, Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia for a decade, suddenly stopped the cameramen. The text must be rewritten. He has decided to resign, to retire. But no-one must know until the last moment, no-one must be allowed to steal his thunder.

This final twist in the story of the Yeltsin presidency is typical of a remarkable man, a powerful and commanding presence. Far from the incapacitated and sidelined leader as he was sometimes portrayed by the world’s media, Yeltsin demonstrates in these MIDNIGHT DIARIES that as, ever he was in control.

With a title taken from the fact that he kept notes and diaries throughout his presidency, mainly at the end of the day, Yeltsin offers perhaps the most personal memoirs of a recent world leader. How did he manage to survive at the top? One answer is the involvement of his daughter Tanya. Not only was she to be trusted totally, but being in her thirties and a computer scientist she represented the new generation coming to leadership in Russia.

Yeltsin reflects on the momentous vears as Russia shakes off the shackles of the former Soviet Union. In his relationships with other world leaders it is in the ‘Paris-Berlin-Moscow axis’, his friendships with Helmut Kohl and Jacques Chirac, that he sees his greatest foreign policy accomplishment. The warmth of this troika soon had Blair and Clinton lighting up the Kremlin hotlines, indignant that the Anglo-American relationship had been left out of this new European club.

And he looks back at the events that marked his presidency: the real impact of the 1991 coup, the tough decisions he was forced to make over Chechnya, why he hired and dismissed — a string of Prime Ministers. He docs not shrink from discussing the state of the Russian economy, the allegations of corruption, nor his own health.

Vivid and direct in the style of Yeltsin himself, MIDNIGHT DIARIES is an unprecedented account of a tumultuous period in the history of one of the great nations on earth.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXII] 398 pages. Tags: yeltsin ~0297646788~ diaries chirac blair ziang zhao min clinton kohl yugoslavia presidents russia federation politics government
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The Dark Valley: A Panorama of the 1930s by Piers Brendon (£10.50)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0224060384]Condition: Very Good. Top edge of the text block tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). Tags: 20th and august britain causes century civilians covered cultural dates diplomacy diplomatic end europe from general great history international japan modern national nineteen place political politics second social socialism society soviet the thirties twentieth union war world
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Cricket and All That by Denis Compton & Bill Edrich (£9.50)Publisher: Readers Union — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Cricket has provided many illustrious partnerships — Hobbs and Sutcliffe, Larwood and Voce, Miller and Lindwall — but surely none more exciting than Compton and Edrich.

Their playing careers were shaped in the Thirties and prospered after the war years in a country desperately seeking an antidote to austerity. In 1947, that golden summer of sunshine and runs, they gave pleasure to countless lovers of the game by their daring and prodigious batting feats. Denis Compton set aside Jack Hobbs’ long-standing record of 16 hundreds in a season with 18 centuries and totalled 3,816 runs; Edrich, with 12 hundreds, scored 3,539 runs, which far exceeded his run revel in 1938 when between 30 April and 31 May he completed 1,000.

They were associates with the same intent — to enjoy their cricket. Yet at wicket they differed so much in style. Compton was a boyish-looking figure whose strike play was often compounded on impulse; Edrich, sturdy and belligerent, was capable of playing the fastest bowling off the front foot.

For England and for Middlesex they met all the great players, many of whom became their close friends. Now they pool forty years of cricketing memories and opinions, remembering the game’s past with its fun and its imperfections and examining the present. Not for Compton and Edrich any rancour or envy at the material rewards to be gained by the modern player. Cricket for them has always meant a pursuit of high skill, good humour and agreeable company, a conviction that runs throughout their renewed partnership.

This is a book of clarity and freshness which will make compulsive reading for all who put the game first and its politics a ragged second.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: 100 alec and batting bedser boycott bradman britain careers catching chester colin cowdrey cricket cricketing dori eddie edrich evans frank freddie gains garysobers geoff godfrey great hammond harold hendren his history hobbs hundredth hutton jack jackwalsh jim keith larwood len lindwall may memories miller norman old patsy paynter peter playing sims skill stmck tallon tmeman trafford walter wicketkeeper yardley
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In and Out of the Box by Robert Dougall (£9.50)Publisher: The Harvill Press — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 000272703X]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper with a short closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank has been over-penned. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “There are few people in Britain to whom Robert Dougall’s face and voice are not as well known as those of a trusted family friend. For the past sixteen years he has been appearing regularly on BBC television news and before that was a top newsreader on radio. His broadcasting career began as a pioneer announcer in the BBC Empire Service and when war came he transferred to work as a reporter during the blitz. There followed a three year spell in the Navy, half of which he spent in Kola Inlet at the Arctic end of the Russian convoy route.

Now, we meet the man behind the face. Robert Dougall grew up in the Thirties — a time of great social and financial inequality — when Britain had simultaneously hunger marches and ‘deb’ dances. His questioning, compassionate mind led him to think perhaps the Russian revolutionary experiment might hold an answer for this country. During the war the opportunity unexpectedly arose for him to see something of the Soviet system but, like so many people over the years, he returned disillusioned. We share his experiences inside Stalin’s Russia and later follow him on broadcasting assignments to Singapore and Kenya. Married for twenty-five years to a girl he first auditioned in the European Service of the BBC, he emphasises the value of a happy, stable relationship in our unsettled times.

Living close to Hampstead Heath and spending much of his leisure in Suffolk he has developed a great interest in bird-life and for the past three years has served as President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds — the largest conservation body in the country.

This candid self-portrait is Robert Dougal’s first book and we publish it exactly as he wrote it. He says it is a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ view of British broadcasting through forty of its fifty memorable years.

We feel his frank, behind-the-scenes account of the most famous broadcasting organisation in the world makes this a book to value.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Mon Moham. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: autobiographies bbc biographies biography blitz britain british broadcasters broadcasting corporation dougall experiment great hunger journalists kenya marches news newsreader programmes reporter revolutionary robert russian services singapore studio television thirties
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Somerset County Cricket Scrapbook by Vic Marks (£8.50)Publisher: London: Souvenir Press — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0285626310]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the introduction: “Although Somerset has always been known for its great characters and individual heroes, it is only in the last ten years that it has become a force in cricket, with a recent record of successes that has made it one of the most popular county sides in England. While not attempting to provide a full history of the Somerset County Cricket Club, the book looks back at some of the legendary figures who acquired a national reputation: Arthur Wellard, mighty hitter of the thirties and forties and a notable medium-pace bowler as well, Harold Gimblett, Somerset’s regular opening batsman of the thirties, forties and early fifties, Maurice Tremlett, Brian Langford and many more.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ian Botham. Size: 9" x 7". 128 pages. Tags: somerset cricket taunton championship title county championship maurice tremlet cricketers australian tourists jack meyer county ground jack hobbs fast bowler west country botham daniell macbryan robertson mcc bowling first class wickets batting bertie buse inswingers swing bowler off spinner inswing somerset cricketer gillette cup final kent rumsey ken palmer brian langford bill alley virgin kitchen
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Sunday by Kay Dick (£8.50)Publisher: London: Hutchinson — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper, a little fraying to the head of the spine which is now tape-reinforced on the verso. Dust wrapper lightly spotted on the verso. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Milein Cosman. Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st mother-and-daughter relationship unconventional mother illegitimate romance late twenties thirties experience swiss bourgeois romantic
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An Age of Fishes: The Development of the Most Successful Vertebrate by Joy O. I. Spoczynska (£7.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto half of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “The fish is the most successful vertebrate in the world. Fishes outnumber all other species of backboned animals by twenty to one, and only their adaptability has enabled them to achieve their dominant position in the animal world and to be capable of colonising almost every stretch of water on the face of the earth. Joy O. I. Spoczynska here traces their development from earliest times, including, of course, the Coelacanth which was trawled in recent times, although up till the thirties palaeontologists had believed it had been extinct for some twenty million years. In the course of her beautifully-written book she explains how and why certain types have evolved to the benefit of their kind and, often, man.

Palaeontology shows that the fishes have arisen from some more primitive type of vertebrate, presumably derived from an invertebrate stock and the same evidence also shows that the multitudinous species living today represent only a small proportion of the total number that have flourished in their time in oceans and rivers since the dawn of time. An Age of Fishes brings out the excitement of what must be one of the most intriguing corroborations of Darwin’s ‘survival of the Fittest’. It describes how the fish has survived in its near-infinite forms in what is a highly competitive and dangerous world. Safety in numbers, as exemplified by the cod, which can at one spawning lay from three to six million eggs, is one example of their methods. There are, too, the fishes equipped with venom and electricity to protect them from their enemies; and those that live in depths of perpetual darkness, possibly finding their way and their mates by the sense of smell instead of sight.

Finally, the last chapter deals with fishes and man — how the seas can be harvested (but must be protected) as a great source of food. This is an extraordinarily timely book, written by an expert on her subject, one that can be enjoyed for the pure interest of the narrative, which is enhanced by many exquisite drawings.”
Notes: Illustrated by Melchior Spoczynska. Size: 7" x 9¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 152 pages. Tags: fishes evolution fossil animals prehistoric fish pisces animal problems aquatic living the food chain waters feeding adaptations venom and electricity world abyss joy spoczynska melchior first editions firsts printings 1st
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Still Thinking of You by Adele Parks (£6.50)Publisher: Penguin — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0141015446]Condition: Very Good.Description: Notes: 592 pages. Tags: easy-come-easy-go relationships reawakened popularity hedonistic university celebrate lifelong passions twenties thirties wedding success parties engaged enjoyed really buried change about newly other their whirl cope wild each real with your fun how sex are
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