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L'Art Naval a L'Exposition Universelle de Paris En 1867: Augmenté des Derniers Perfectionnements et Inventions Maritimes Jusqu’en 1869 by M. Le Vice-Amiral Paris (£504.00)Publisher: Paris: Arthus Bertrand — UndatedBinding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Poor. Disbound, with the boards detached from the heavily damaged spine which is itself detached from the text block. Heavy knock to the head of the upper board. First blank and half-title page near detached. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owner has pasted on a resume of the book prior to the introduction. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with some of the folding plates now a little worn at the joins. Not common. Description: French language text. Naval Art in the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1867 plus the latest improvements and maritime inventions until 1869. Illustrated by way of: Fold-out plans [16]; Appears to be an companion volume to another set (?) as the chapter lists refers to chapters with page numbers over 1200.Notes: Size: 10½" x 6¾". 112 pages. Tags: french naval exhibitions
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Homology by Saunders Mac Lane (£42.00)Publisher: Berlin & New York: Springer-Verlag — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 3540586628]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in publishers original shrink wrap. Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Classics in Mathematics series. [X] 422 pages. Tags: classics mathematics algebra homological homology theory notation modules functor functors groups cohomology sequence lemmas homotopy axioms addition homomorphisms universal coefficient abstract
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Putting Strategy to Work by Eddie Obeng (£35.00)Publisher: Pitman — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0273602659]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: Examines the main areas of knowledge required to ensure your success, covering all the techniques for successful program management.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Eddie Obenn. 237 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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The Portable MBA in Strategy by Liam Fahey; Robert M. Randall; (£30.50)Publisher: John Wiley & Sons — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0471197084]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd Edition. From the cover: “The ultimate goal for all managers is to enable their organization to thrive in the marketplace — to produce offerings that customers value highly and to outperform the competition according to key metrics. The Portable MBA in Strategy, Second Edition arms you with the critical knowledge you need to make the choices that will attract and retain the most valuable customers, to experiment and adapt rapidly in continuously changing markets, and to position your organization advantageously for the future. Featuring contributions from internationally recognized leaders in strategic thought and practice, this fully updated Second Edition reflects the remarkable impact of e-business on all commercial activity, reveals the new opportunities and risks facing small business, and presents the latest methods of strategic analysis and implementation for domestic and global businesses. This unique resource offers a clear, practical guide to leading-edge strategic management practices, explains the strategic manager’s tasks and objectives, and shows how management techniques such as scenario planning can be used to develop the foresight and insight necessary for short- and long-term wealth creation in a competitive, unpredictable business environment.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 414 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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Philosopy by James. L Christian (£26.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace — 1994Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0155003739]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: 6th Edition. An Introduction to the Art of Wondering. From the introduction: “This is a textbook in synoptic philosophy. It is an invitation to ponder, in the largest possible perspective, the weightier, more stubborn problems of human existence. It is an invitation to think — to wonder, to question, to speculate, to reason, even to fantasize — in the eternal search for wisdom. In a word, synoptic philosophy is an attempt to weave interconnecting lines of illumination between all the disparate realms of human thought in the hope that, like a thousand dawnings, new insights will burst through.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 664 pages. Tags: human condition search for meaning world-riddle love wisdom freedom wonder ask questions western dilemma belief doubt critical thinking faith philosophic mind philosophize analysis skills listening synoptic synthesis understand philosophy annihilation boundaries aristotle activist philosophers antinomian analytic coherent world-view predicament illusion egocentric aristocentric claims illusions time and space albert
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Myths & Legends by Arthur Cotterell (£25.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Myths and legends are not merely curiosities from the past. These age-old stories from many cultures and traditions express poetry and power to which people continue to respond. The endlessly diverse body of world mythology is increasingly seen as a living link to the beginnings of our attempts to understand the natural world, and how human communities fit into its scheme. This is a new and comprehensive guide to its subject which includes individual entries for more than 1250 characters of myths and legends from 18 different cultural traditions around the world. Enhanced with a wealth of colour illustrations, line drawings and photographs, the book explores the historical, social and geographical reasons for the differences between the traditions, as well as identifying the universal human themes — from love and fertility to war and death — that bind them together. Every important myth and legend earns a place in these pages, along with many less well-known — but equally fascinating — stories specially selected for this volume. Meticulously researched, beautifully illustrated and produced, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends is a major work of reference for everyone interested in this unique world heritage of human experience and imagination.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 259 pages. Tags: cotterell mythology legends juvenile literature myths encyclopaedias folklore social science
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Cosmic Factors in Disease by Arthur Guirdham (£23.50)Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co. — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. DJ a little edgeworn with several small nicks, mainly at head of spine and top corners. Lightly bruised. A nice copy.Description: The author's belief that disease both organic and mental, is due to a conflict between our personalities and the universal principle of life, a clash between the cosmos and our own chaotic selves. 152pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: Disease Medicine Health
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Aircraft by Edited by David Mondey (£20.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780600303787]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Price Clipped. Leans slightly.Description: The first fully international guide to list all the world’s manufacturers of military and civil production aircraft, this encyclopaedia provides the general reader with an authoritative and clear account of almost 1500 companies and the thousands of aircraft they have built to the present day. The aviation expert, too, will find this book an invaluable source of easily accessible basic information; the A-Z directory will certainly become a standard research tool and aid. Contents: The Story Of Flight; Man Becomes Airborne; Pioneers Of Powered Flight; The First War In The Air; The Conquest Of The Globe; The New Airborne Armies; World War In The Air; Keeping The Balance Of Power; Universal Transport; The A-Z Of The World’s AircraftNotes: Size: 11¾" x 9". 320 pages. Tags: planes jets fighters bombers transport
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The Story of Country Music by Colin Escott (£19.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563488204]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Country music is the most popular music in the world today, but for many people it is much more than that. It’s the embodiment of America: a celebration and a soundtrack.

Tracing country music’s origins from the Anglo-Celtic immigrants who adapted their native folk songs to the life they found in the southeastern United States, Colin Escott weaves a warm and fascinating account of a music that continues to reflect people and places throughout America’s heartland. Once it chronicled the hardships and dreams of poor, uneducated Southerners, but now country music deals with the universal problems of modern life and love, problems often reflected in the lives of the performers themselves.

The influence of country music can be heard everywhere today, nowhere more than in contemporary rock music. And country music in all its forms is the subject of this book, which charts the music’s development from smalltime back-porch performances on homemade instruments, through the earliest recordings, the honky-tonk era, and now stadium concerts. Combining rare and unpublished photographs with exclusive interviews from country’s greatest singers, musicians, and songwriters, The Story of Country Music reveals how hillbilly music became the authentic voice of a nation and won hearts around the world.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 7¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: country music history and criticism musicians biography western genres styles bluegrass dance colin escott 0563488204 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Witch: A Magickal Journey: A Hip Guide to Modern Witchcraft by Fiona Horne (£19.00)Publisher: Thorsons — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0007103999]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page ‘Blessed Be. Julia’ — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 8½" x 8". 358 pages. Tags: characteristics self- acknowledgement non-conformism rosicrucianism reincarnation neo-platonist enlightenment warren-clarke devil-worship daemonologie nature-based christianity albert-louis role-playing prostitution prosecutions spiritualism supernatural theosophical celebrations astronomical alexandrians rosenberger rosicrucian accusations pennethorne kabbalistic inquisition handfasting promiscuity summerlands reawakening freemasonry clutterbuck maleficarum alternative formulation renaissance persecution intolerance isis-urania resurfacing reformation preparation allegations development protestants personality traditional demonology
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The Buddhist Writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Edited by Kenneth Rexroth (£18.00)Publisher: Wildwood House — 1981Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0704504219]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine with light reading creases. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. [First: Houghton Mifflin, 1977] From the cover: “Lafcadio Hearn was born on the Greek island of Leucadia in 1850. After a career in journalism in the United States, Hearn travelled to Japan in 1890 to write articles about Japanese life for Harper’s Magazine. He remained there for the rest of his life, taking a Japanese wife (by whom he had three sons and a daughter) and assuming Japanese citizenship in 1895. He died in 1904, and was buried after Buddhist ceremonies in Zoshigaya cemetery in northern Tokyo. This collection of his writings on Buddhism was taken from the bulk of his writings by Kenneth Rexroth. The organization of the selections reflects Hearn’s chronological progress from a rendering of the simple tales and stories illustrative of the common folk’s beliefs in Buddhism to the more abstract philosophic doctrines of the Mahayana Buddhist sects in Japan. Of the many writers who have commented upon Buddhism in Japan, none has stood the test of time so well as Lafcadio Hearn.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Wildwood House Rediscoveries series. 303 pages. Tags: abandoning abiding accepting accumulating actions actual adverse advice ageing alertness amitabha amitayus anger appearances arrogance artificial asanga ascertaining aspects aspirational aspiring atisha's attachment attainments attention awakened awareness behold beings belief benefits beseeching beyond blame blessings bodhi bodhichitta bodies brahma breath breathing buddha buddhadharma buddhahood buddha's buddhism buddhist cessation chandra changing changkya
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The Energy That Heals by Jacques Staehle (£14.50)Publisher: Carnell — 1995Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1857797450]Condition: Very Good.Description: The Complete Acupressure Guide. First British Edition. From the introduction: “Acupressure can be considered as the art of living in perfect health thanks to the stimulation of energy points in the body. Indeed, it is quite possible to stimulate energy points in the body by massaging them with the fingertip: this is acupressure; if needles are used, it is called Acupuncture or, even better, using an electronic device, this is called Electro-Puncture. Although it is not a universal cure, acupressure has proved just as effective for thousands of other people who have recovered their joy in life, as a result of its preventive and curative qualities. This book deals with the role of energy and its circulation along the meridians.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 220 pages. Tags: jacques staehle acupressure electronic pointer yin yang principal meridians digestive system method treatment using extraordinary vessels ailments arteriosclerosis arteritis colitis eczema haemorrhoids bradycardia heart palpitations tachycardia hypoglycaemia immune defences lumbago migraine sneezing fits toothache chinese acupuncture acupuncturist rheumatism injury digestion nerves flu tonsillitis perfect health psychic malfunctions healthy diet plants aromatic essential oils physicists
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Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash (£12.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0233963413]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Edges of dustwrapper ruffled, laminate lifting in places, ¾" closed tear to the bottom tip of the upper panel, both panels a little scuffed and soiled. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Heavy knock at the tail of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: The Story of Their Relationship Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers. 2nd Impression. Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. & Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 765 pages. Tags: internationally administration aristocratic presidential achievements declaration souvestre’s association antifascist second-wave co-founders president’s roosevelt’s conscience presidency politician washington roosevelts commission committee amendment coalition prominent president formation roosevelt finishing universal sorority activist franklin policies american pacifist conquers advocate campaign official politics assembly approved delegate feminism smith’s history working drafted victory support general founded
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Secrets of a Sparrow by Diana Ross (£12.50)Publisher: Headline — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “Diana Ross has been at the forefront of music since ‘Where Did Our Love Go’, her first hit single with the Supremes, was released by Motown in 1963 and she rose to the top of every billing. There she has stayed for thirty thrilling years recording many of the most wonderful songs in popular music. Now, opening her heart about her childhood, her marriages, her five children, her years with Motown with and without the Supremes and her career as an actress, Diana Ross shares with us her hopes and fears and her dreams for the future.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: diana ross primettes single supremes motown hullabaloo tonight show hear symphony you can’t hurry love andy williams writers-producers ashford simpson coretta scott king benefit concert hubert humphrey royal variety temptations lucille ball dinah shore robert ellis silberstein number one female vocalist rose bowl golden globe awards original motion picture soundtrack florence ballard universal amphitheatre stevie wonder marvin gaye smokey robinson michael jackson arne naess
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Witchcraft and Demonology by Francis X. King (£12.50)Publisher: The Leisure Circle — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine. Top edges very slightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Illustrated / decorative end papers. Here is a concise, authoritative account of magic and mystery from the myths of the ancient world to modern day voodoo and devil worshipNotes: Foreword or introduction by The Author. 157 pages. Tags: characteristics self- acknowledgement non-conformism rosicrucianism reincarnation neo-platonist enlightenment warren-clarke devil-worship daemonologie nature-based christianity albert-louis role-playing prostitution prosecutions spiritualism supernatural theosophical celebrations astronomical alexandrians rosenberger rosicrucian accusations pennethorne kabbalistic inquisition handfasting promiscuity summerlands reawakening freemasonry clutterbuck maleficarum alternative formulation renaissance persecution intolerance isis-urania resurfacing reformation preparation allegations development protestants personality traditional demonology
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Mind Magic by Betty Shine (£11.50)Publisher: Transworld — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine DJDescription: Mind Magic explains how mediums receive messages and produce evidence of survival, how absent healing is given and how the Universal Mind links up with our intuition. 230pp. Bibliography. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Introduction / preface by David Icke.
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Nothing Is Impossible with God by Kathryn Kuhlman (£11.50)Publisher: Prentice-Hall — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0136252931]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a crease to the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight but now somewhat age-tanned and a touch musty.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Like Kathryn Kuhlman’s earlier accounts of her ministry this book is composed of the first-person accounts of men and women whose lives were changed during Miss Kuhlman’s Miracle Services. Patients with terminal cancer, children with leukaemia and birth defects; victims of arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and spinal disintegration — these are only a few of the countless thousands who have been touched by God’s healing power in the midst of a crowded auditorium. Miss Kuhlman calls out their locations and bids them “Stand and accept your healing”. And before the eyes of friends and relatives, individuals arise from wheel-chairs and stretchers, born anew in both mind and body. Incredible? And yet, this book presents the stories of twenty people who were considered hopeless by medical science and who later returned, cured, to amaze their own doctors — and live new, utterly joyful lives, transformed by their new-found faith.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Black Spine Strip with Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 305 pages. Tags: decision-making client-centred potentialities interpretation reincarnation relationships psychological compatibility organizations non-directive contemplative materialistic consciousness philosophical implications difficulties transforming spirituality perspectives omnipresence christianity note-keeping self-denying temperament androgynous sensitivity personality encouraging counselling materialism stocktaking depression meditation scientific objectives sacraments dependency discussion relaxation friendship resistance time-limit fellowship lay-people challenges privatized tertiaries journaling devotional faith-cure literature
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Self-Publishing for the Freelance by Nik Chmiel (£11.50)Publisher: BFP Books — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0907297374]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: For those who have considered publishing their own images but have so far hesitated to take the plunge, this book could provide the spur. It contains all the information needed to understand and approach self-publishing with confidence.Notes: 140 pages. Tags: acceptance added advance advertisements advertising advice ageism agency agents agreements alterations american anthology arbitration arts arvon assignment associations authors authors' authorship berne blasphemous blurb bookclubs bookshops britain cancellation cartoon catalogues changing chapters cheap children's circles classes classism clause co-editions collection commissioned communications complaints complimentary condensation condensed conferences conglomerates contracts convention copies
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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 Custom House by Francis King (£11.50)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1961Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at head and top corners, coffee-cup stain to lower wrap. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank.Description: 2nd Impression. From the flap: “The central event of this novel is a savage and seemingly inexplicable murder — about this hub revolves a panorama of life in contemporary Japan impressive in its complexity and insight. The Custom House is in some ways a saddening book, with its recurrent misunderstandings between West and East and its picture of people forever straining to rise above their limitations, the missionaries above their spiritual limitations, some of the Japanese above their intellectual limitations and others above the material limitations imposed by overpopulation and poverty. Yet since the book is like life in that it is never solely tragic, it flashes throughout its length with passages of delightful wit and humour.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 375 pages. Tags: japan far east inexplicable murder panorama life misunderstandings japanese teacher pathetic australian missionary falls love new women japan vast cartel students servants journalists police-officers bar girls strip-show girls knowledge motive and character intensely vivid picture post-war japan universal experience tragic tragedy
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The Finalists by Russell Braddon (£11.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718115961]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Leans slightly. Top edges of text block tanned. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “The finalists: Gary King, twenty-three years old, Australian, ranked number two in the world. His opponent — Vissarion Tsarapkin, the gifted eighteen-year-old Russian prodigy. They were universal favourites as well as friends and doubles partners; and theirs was the most sensational men’s final ever played on the Centre Court at Wimbledon. Most sensational because their contest produced the longest five-setter ever known; because the result was so stunningly unexpected; and because somewhere in the packed stands was a gunman who was preparing to shoot not only the Queen as she applauded the eventual winner, but also the new champion.”Notes: Jacket designed by Chris Yates. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: gifted doubles partners men’s final centre court wimbledon tennis top-class tennis
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World of Trains by Edited by Patrick B. Whitehouse (£11.50)Publisher: Hamlyn/NE — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0600393453]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the glories of main-line steam to the universal model railway hobbies.Tags: Steam it's heyday and it's twilight year
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Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World by John O'Donohue (£10.50)Publisher: Bantam — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0553505920]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Later printing. From the cover: “When St Patrick came to Ireland in the fifth century AD, he encountered the Celtic people and a flourishing spiritual tradition that had already existed for thousands of years. He discovered that where the Christians worshipped one God, the Celts had many and found divinity all around them: in the rivers, hills, sea and sky. The ancient Celtic reverence for the spirit in all things survives today — a vibrant legacy of mystical wisdom that is unique in the Western world. Now, in this exquisite book, Irish poet and scholar John O’Donohue shares with us the secrets of this ancient world. Using authentic Irish prayers and blessings, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within your own soul and the ‘secret divinity’ in your relationships. As he traces the cycles of life and nature, he draws from the holy waters of Ireland’s spiritual heritage to lead you to a place where your heart can be healed and nourished. It is a place where you will discover your own Anam Cara, your true ‘soul friend’.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 281 pages. Tags: anger approach aquinas arbiter augustine awareness baptism baron basic belief bible boundaries breathing calendar calvary challenges changing christ christian church’s clergy comforts concern confession contract corporate counselling courses daily darkness dependency depression devotional differing directors discussion distress dreams education elitism encouraging evagrius evolution exercises existence faith faithful fantasy favourite feelings fellowship
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Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry for 1962 Vol. LIX by Anon. (£10.50)Publisher: The Chemical Society — 1963Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned with slight spotting, heavier to the blanks.Description: Contents: General and Physical Chemistry • Inorganic Chemistry • Organic Chemistry • Biological Chemistry • Analytical Chemistry • CrystallographyNotes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] pages. Tags: acetic acetylene acidic acids activity aircraft alkali alkaline alkanes alkenes allotropes alloys alpha aluminium ammonia ammonium ampere amphoteric anhydrite anions anode antacids antimony argon arsenic atmospheric atomic avogadro's barium bases basic batteries beryllium bismuth bitumen blast bleach boiling bonds boron boyle bread breathing brine bromine bronze brownian bulbs cadmium caesium calcium
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Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry for 1963 Vol. LX by Anon. (£10.50)Publisher: The Chemical Society — 1964Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly.Description: Contents: General and Physical Chemistry • Inorganic Chemistry • Organic Chemistry • Biological Chemistry • Analytical Chemistry • CrystallographyNotes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] pages. Tags: acetic acetylene acidic acids activity aircraft alkali alkaline alkanes alkenes allotropes alloys alpha aluminium ammonia ammonium ampere amphoteric anhydrite anions anode antacids antimony argon arsenic atmospheric atomic avogadro's barium bases basic batteries beryllium bismuth bitumen blast bleach boiling bonds boron boyle bread breathing brine bromine bronze brownian bulbs cadmium caesium calcium
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Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry for 1964 Vol. LXI by Anon. (£10.50)Publisher: The Chemical Society — 1965Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly.Description: Contents: General and Physical Chemistry • Inorganic Chemistry • Organic Chemistry • Biological Chemistry • Analytical Chemistry • CrystallographyNotes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] pages. Tags: acetic acetylene acidic acids activity aircraft alkali alkaline alkanes alkenes allotropes alloys alpha aluminium ammonia ammonium ampere amphoteric anhydrite anions anode antacids antimony argon arsenic atmospheric atomic avogadro's barium bases basic batteries beryllium bismuth bitumen blast bleach boiling bonds boron boyle bread breathing brine bromine bronze brownian bulbs cadmium caesium calcium
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Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry for 1965 Vol. LXII by Anon. (£10.50)Publisher: The Chemical Society — 1966Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly.Description: Contents: General and Physical Chemistry • Inorganic Chemistry • Organic Chemistry • Biological Chemistry • Analytical Chemistry • CrystallographyNotes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] pages. Tags: acetic acetylene acidic acids activity aircraft alkali alkaline alkanes alkenes allotropes alloys alpha aluminium ammonia ammonium ampere amphoteric anhydrite anions anode antacids antimony argon arsenic atmospheric atomic avogadro's barium bases basic batteries beryllium bismuth bitumen blast bleach boiling bonds boron boyle bread breathing brine bromine bronze brownian bulbs cadmium caesium calcium
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Decorating With Stencils: Innovative Designs, Step-By-Step Instructions, Templates by Tony Roche & Patricia Monahan (£10.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297833340]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.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This is the first book to cover every aspect of stencilling and offer a unique series of innovative designs that releases this popular craft from the tyranny of the floral border. From basic skills to ambitious schemes for entire rooms, Decorating with Stencils contains step-by-step instructions, invaluable tips and hints on techniques, and a host of projects for both small and large-scale decorations, making it ideal for both the novice and the more experienced stenciller.

The book begins with straightforward, practical details of materials and how to prepare them, from paper to cutting and drawing equipment, from painting and spraying tools to the paints themselves — oils, acrylics, textured paints, fabric paints. It then continues with an encyclopaedic study of stencilling techniques, which includes planning projects, drawing and cutting templates and stencils, protecting and storing stencils, and applying paint. Every technique is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and photographs.

Over thirty projects then offer ideas for decorating everything from lampshades, trays and picture frames to walls, doors and floors. The projects are arranged in eight sections, based on themes as varied as Scandinavian Folk Art, Medieval Heraldic Style and Moroccan Tile Patterns. They progress from simple, one-stencil designs and move towards more complex ideas using up to a dozen stencils to create sumptuous effects. Throughout, practical hints and tricks of the trade accompany the step-by-step instructions; there are also many suggestions for different ways of using the techniques illustrated, plus ideas on colourways and styles. Finally, templates are supplied for every stencil used in the book to ensure that all the projects can be re-created by the reader.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". Yellow boards with Red titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: acrylics airbrushes antique applying badger border brushes cutting dado deco decorating decoration designing designs distressed doors effects egyptian empire enamels equipment fabriano fabric floors floral flower folk frames gothic gouache hangings heraldic hint interiors lampshades lines making marks medieval moderne moroccan motifs negative oils painting paints paisley paste patterns polishes practical register saunders scandinavian shellac silhouette spraying stainers stencilling stencils stippling stone-effect style sumptuous techniques templates texture textured tile trays tricks universal varnishing vertical walls waterford wax wipe-out
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Grandma: Some of Her Ways by Margaret Bard (£10.50)Publisher: The Pentland Press — 1998Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 185821534X]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium and includes a matching, signed, note "Thanks for your interest". Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “There have been many books written about the ‘elite’ and ‘destitute’ women of the Victorian age, but none describing the intimate day to day lives of working men’s wives of the period. This is that book, and in it Margaret Bard examines the recollections of Grandmothers, affectionately describing the lives of many redoubtable wives, mothers and workers, whose stoicism, individualism. And autonomy stands in stark contrast to the subservient and passive role imposed upon them by society.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 114 pages. Tags: nineteenth-century schoolmistress technological professional introduction unemployment agriculture communities traditional influencing countryside nightingale importance remarkable population conditions revolution industrial steamships industries bankruptcy brocklesby marguerite instructor landowners commercial registered enclosures victoria’s blackmoor schooling victorian biography craftsmen tradesmen machinery labourers upheavals landlords universal catherine interests developed sociology kinswoman housewife franchise bringing florence spurgeon organist
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Madmen and Specialists by Wole Soyinka (£10.50)Publisher: Methuen — 1971Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0416187609]Condition: Very Good. Wrap a little rubbed at extremities. Faint coffee cup mark to upper panel. Pages gently tanned. A solid copy.Description: From the cover: “Wole Soyinka's most recent full-length play, Madmen and Specialists is set in the context of war and the aftermath of war. Dr Bero is a medical specialist who goes to the front as a doctor and there changes profession to become an intelligence specialist. The 'mad- men' of the play's title are Dr Bero's father and his followers in the mocking cult of 'As'. This is an ironic expression of horror not only at his own son's change of roles but at the universal triumph of expediency and power lust, which makes dehumanisation possible, even in wars.”Notes: Size: 7¼" x 4¾". 77 pages. Tags: full-iength play context war aftermath war intelligence specialist mocking cult power lust dehumanisation
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New Astronomer by Carole Stott (£10.50)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0751306665]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. Planisphere intact and contained in a flap to the rear pastedown.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs & diagrams.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 144 pages. Tags: achemar acrux agena aldebaran almagest alpha altair altazimuth amateurs antares arcturus ascension asteroids astronomer astronomy atmosphere belt betelgeuse bode’s brahe brightest canopus capella carnac cassegrain centaur centauri charioteer clusters comet constellations copernicus declination diagram doppler double eagle eclipsing equinoxes eudoxus evolution eyepiece formation future galactic galaxies galaxy galilean galileo gravity halley’s
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Rope of Ash by Shahnon Ahmad (£10.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press (Kuala Lumpur) — 1979Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0195804414]Condition: Very Good. Slight toning to the wrappers. Tanning to the top margins of the blanks and reverse of the wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Rope of Ash is set in the fictional village of Banggul Derdap, with its rice fields, wooden thatched houses and small mosque. It is a tale of bitter hatred, in which one family is pitted against the whole village in defence of what the family members believe to be traditional values relating to the soil. Over this small and intimate society are the violent forces of nature, including a marauding tiger.

The characters are clearly delineated, and the universal theme of the social outcast and scapegoat is interwoven with that of social change. The emotional tensions that can exist and grow unchecked in a small community are precisely, yet subtly described. Death rules but life is triumphant. No matter how strong the pressures, the village must eventually reunite if it is to survive.

Shahnon Ahmad has been increasingly recognized as Malaysia’s leading contemporary novelist. His work is noted for its vividness and its faithfulness to the realities of rural life in Malaysia today. This novel forms the basis for much of Shahnon Ahmad’s later work and is essential reading for all those interested in Malaysian literature and society. The translation is by Harry Aveling, well-known for his many, controversial, translations of Indonesian and Malay literature.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Ahmad Khalid Mohd. Yusuf. Foreword or introduction by Tang Soo Ping. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Oxford in Asia Modern Authors series. 106 pages. Tags: asia authors english fiction from into malay novels rentong south-east translations writers
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The Guinness Book of Astronomy Facts and Feats by Patrick Moore (£10.50)Publisher: Guinness — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900424761]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled along the edges and a little tanned. Small sticker, possibly originally a price label, to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & charts. From the cover: “The Guinness Book of Astronomy brings together many facts and data concerning all branches of astronomy. There is an historical section, with biographies of the greatest astronomers; a glossary; and full details of all the planets, as well as of the Sun, the Moon and other members of the solar system. There is also a catalogue of naked eye stars, together with lists of interesting objects such as variable stars and star clusters. This is a work of reference which will be of interest both to the amateur astronomer and to the serious researcher.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: achemar acrux addresses agena aldebaran almagest alpha altair altazimuth antares arcturus ascension asteroids astronomer astronomy atmosphere atmospheric belt betelgeuse bode’s brahe brightest canopus capella carnac cassegrain centaur centauri charioteer clusters comets constellations copernicus declination diagram doppler double eagle eclipsing effects equinoxes essays eudoxus evolution eyepiece formation future galactic galaxies galaxy galilean
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The Odyssey of Homer: A New Translation by Richard Wilding (£10.50)Publisher: Brighton: Book Guild Publishing — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781846246135]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Glossary;

From the cover: “The second extant work of western literature after the timeless Iliad, Homer’s Odyssey has been an artistic inspiration around the world since its composition around the eighth century BC. With its central theme of homecoming, combined with myth, adventure, betrayal and deceit, the poem has universal appeal to the human psyche and remains a focus for heated academic debate as to its origins, authorship and interpretation.

This new translation by Richard Wilding adopts a highly appealing and readable free verse style intended to retain the rhythmic lilt and drive of the Homeric line. The result is a pleasurable treasure to be read for pure enjoyment or used as an accurate rendition for the purposes of scholarly study.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 351 pages. Tags: wilding odysseus king ithaca mythological poetry epic greek translations english mythology 9781846246135
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The Practical Pagan: Common Sense Guidelines for Modern Practitioners by Dana Eilers (£10.50)Publisher: New Page — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781564146014]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled.Description: Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 256 pages. Tags: acceptance accusations acknowledgement activities affinity albert-louis alchemy alexandrians allegations alternative analysis anarchists ancient antics aphrodite appetite apprentice approach approaches aquarius archaism archetypes argentum assumption astronomical astrum athame atlantis attitude attraction avalonia background baltain barret behaviour beliefs beltain biblical blavatsky breaking buckland caitlin candelmas candles carlyon cathars celebrations celtic ceremonial ceremonies cernunnos
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A Radical History of Britain: Visionaries, Rebels and Revolutionaries - the Men and Women Who Fought for Our Freedoms by Edward Vallance (£9.50)Publisher: London: Little, Brown — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781408700501]Condition: Very Good — in Very 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. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “From medieval Runnymede to twentieth-century Jarrow, from King Alfred to George Orwell by way of John Lilburne and Mary Wollstonecraft, a rich and colourful thread of radicalism runs through a thousand years of British history.

In this fascinating study, Edward Vallance traces a national tendency towards revolution, irreverence and reform wherever it surfaces and in all its variety. He unveils the British people who fought and died for religious freedom, universal suffrage, justice and liberty — and shows why, now more than ever, their heroic achievements must be celebrated. Beginning with Magna Carta, Vallance subjects the touchstones of British radicalism to rigorous scrutiny. He evokes the figureheads of radical action, real and mythic — Robin Hood and Captain Swing, Wat Tyler, Ned Ludd, Thomas Paine and Emmeline Pankhurst — and the popular movements that bore them.

Lollards and Levellers, Diggers, Ranters and Chartists, each has its membership, principles and objectives revealed.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burgundy boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 639 pages. Tags: libertarianism britain history radicalism revolutionaries politics government revolutionary movements civil political rights labour reform british isles ideologies anarchism theory 9781408700501
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A Son of War by Melvyn Bragg (£9.50)Publisher: Sceptre — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340734159]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly tanned on the reverse. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The upheavals of the Second World War reverberated in the peace that followed, and many found a return to the old life more difficult than they had anticipated. Like Sam Richardson, who was determined to break free of the constraints of his background and leave Cumbria for the promised land of Australia. Yet now, a few months on, he has settled for a job in Wigton’s paper factory, and believes he has put both his aspirations and his memories of fighting in Burma behind him.

His wife, Ellen, begins to know better, realising how close to the brink their marriage had come. Between them their young son Joe strives to fulfil their conflicting expectations for him, as he meets the hurdles of childhood and adolescence and confronts his own demons.

A Son of War portrays a family forever altered by an experience subsequent generations can scarcely imagine, yet whose individual hopes, compromises and quiet triumphs form the fabric of everyday, universal life. Grafted with potent understatement and acute insight into the twists and turns of the heart, this is a formidable successor to Melvyn Bragg’s widely praised and award-winning novel, The Soldier’s Return.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 426 pages. Tags: adolescence altered and australia boys burma childhood cumbria england family fiction fighting for forever general hurdles land leave memories military modern promised relationships second teenage the upheavals war world
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Astrological Tarot by Georges Muchery (£9.50)Publisher: Bracken Books — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1851702547]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “This examination of the Astrological Tarot shows how a study of the astral chart can be combined with divination by cards to provide very specific personal predictions. Unlike the more widely known tarot of seventy-eight cards, the astrological deck contains forty eight — three for each sign of the Zodiac and twelve Major cards representing the Ascendant, the Moon’s Nodes, the Part of Fortune and the Planets. For the practitioner, the student, or even the simply curious The Astrological Tarot offers an authoritative guide to the fascinating subject of telling the future through the stars and the cards.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: correspondences fortune-telling tetragrammaton revolutionary interpreters theosophical rosicruciana piedmontese freemasonry uncertainty divination twenty-two mysterious gnosticism twenty-one temperance rectifying eleusinian fifty-four florentine astromancy lamblichus traditions bolognese cabalists minchiate alexander universal pentacles horoscope bonifacio mysteries symbolism mythology alighieri geognara alphabet magician etteilla designed dionysus aleister meanings baphomet readings paradise religion sceptres shekinah purposes mystical
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Basic Steps in Astronomy by John Boulton (£9.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1979Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0713710128]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams & charts. From the cover: “Astronomy is a science in which the amateur can contribute greatly to the knowledge of the subject. Constant observation of the heavens is the key to the accumulation of new data and the formulation of new theories about the nature and the origin of the Universe.

Basic Steps in Astronomy is the beginner’s guide to the subject. It aims to encourage those already interested in it and introduce them to the equipment and the techniques that will turn a reading knowledge into a practical hobby.

After an introductory history of the subject the book describes the equipment that a beginner can buy or build. It then goes on to discuss the way in which various objects can be located on the celestial sphere. The second half of the book acts as a guide to what can be seen — the moon and planets, the stars, and the galaxies. Observations from both the southern and northern hemispheres are dealt with and there are 4 pages of full colour and over 50 black and white illustrations.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Pictorial boards. 144 pages. Tags: almagest altazimuth ascension asteroid astronomer astronomy atmosphere belt bode's brahe brightest carnac cassegrain clusters constellations copernicus declination diagram doppler double eclipsing equinoxes eudoxus evolution eyepiece formation galactic galaxies galaxy galilean galileo gravity hiparchus h-r instrument jupiter kepler's laws luminosity lunar maksutov mars mercury meteorites meteors motion mythology nebulae neptune newtonian novae objects phenomena pluto populations precession ptolemy quasi relativity satellites saturn seyfert solar spectroscope spectroscopic stellar studies tektites transient transit tycho universal uranus variable venus
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Can Parliament Survive? by Christopher Hollis (£9.50)Publisher: Hollis & Carter — 1949Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the tail of the spine. Price Clipped. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly spotted with tanning to the endpapers and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Christopher Hollis here develops the argument that the age of universal suffrage and parliamentary government is also proving to be the time when parliaments are losing their power. This is particularly the case where-ever Socialist parties, by nationalising successive sections of industry, place them under a managerial control.

This penetrating and stimulating study of what is really happening traces how party government and parliament became the central institution of the national life, and how to-day, so much of that life, because it is industrialised, is being organised outside of and away from parliament. Industry is increasingly passing under the control of centralised bureaucracy, only in the vaguest sense responsible to Parliament or the public. Even if parliamentary control was accepted as proper policy, Parliament to-day is far too congested with business to be able to exercise it properly.

Mr. Hollis examines sympathetically the various suggestions that have been made to relieve parliament and to keep alive democratic authority by the creation of an Industrial Parliament, whether as a third chamber or a body like the Assembly of the Church of England. He argues that the present House of Commons will function much better, be able to restore more private members’ time, and discuss more private members’ bills, in proportion as it is relieved of ‘the details of industrial legislation for which it is manifestly incompetent’.

Overshadowing all the proposals is the great issue, how to preserve any real and effective liberty under modern conditions, and on this too, Mr. Hollis, as those who know his writing will expect, comes to grips with the real difficulties, and has much that is invigorating and constructive to say.”
Notes: Jacket designed by George Mansell. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 148 pages. Tags: and britain constitution democracy communism government great industrial industry liberty new parliament politics post-socialism reform responsibility socialism states the united world
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George Clooney: A Biography by Jeff Hudson (£9.50)Publisher: Virgin — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 185227994X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A-list celebrities don’t come much bigger than George Clooney. Film star, producer and, most recently, director, Clooney brings a Midas touch to every project he takes on. Directors queue to shoot his next picture, actors take huge salary cuts to appear alongside him, producers bend schedules to accommodate his every need. But it wasn’t always like this. When hospital drama series ER hit American TV screens in 1994, George Clooney finally achieved the ‘overnight’ success that he’d been working solidly towards for more than a decade. As maverick paediatrician Dr Doug Ross, he won over the hearts of millions, finally putting behind him the gruelling and often demeaning years of selling women’s shoes, cutting tobacco and appearing in more than a dozen pilot episodes for series that were never made. Next stop Hollywood, and starring roles with Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 250 pages. Tags: opposition washington suttivan's macpherson basketball earthquake conquering television impossible production soderbergh mccluggage dreamworks sonnenfeld collimvood nicollette schumacher aamiokoski centennial appearance individual university industrial rosenfield weinberger foundation underneath unbecoming katzenburg cincinnati gloucester lookalikes kimberlyso revelation rees-jones peacemaker nicholson stanislaw clooney's mackenzie zellweger beautiful wrestlers margulies rosenthal hardwicke rodriguez locations louisiana shaquille macedonia
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How to Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life by Melissa Hellstern (£9.50)Publisher: New York: Dutton — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0525948236]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd impression. Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “On many occasions, she was approached to pen her autobiography, the definitive book of Audrey Hepburn, yet she never agreed. A beloved icon who found success as an actress, a mother, and a humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn perfected the art of gracious living.

More philosophy than biography, How to Be Lovely revisits the many interviews Audrey gave over the years, allowing us to hear her voice directly on universal topics of concern to women the world over: careers, love lives, motherhood, and relationships. Enhanced by rarely seen photographs, behind-the-scenes stories, and insights from the friends who knew her well, How to Be Lovely uncovers the real Audrey, in her own words.

While she would have been the last to say so, Audrey Hepburn was an expert in the art of being a woman. How to Be Lovely imparts whatever wisdom and insight she found along the way to the millions who grew up, or will grow up, wanting to be just like her.

Published to coincide with Audrey Hepburn’s would-be seventy-fifth birthday, How to Be Lovely offers a rare glimpse into the woman behind the mystique and is the definitive guide to living genuinely with glamour and grace.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Jaya Miceli. Size: 7½" x 5½". White boards with Black titling to the Spine. [IX] 196 pages. Tags: hellstern 0525948236 9780525948230 hepburn women life skills guides muse givenchy careers love lives motherhood relationships ageing gracefully miscarriages divorce psychology actors performers
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Just in Time by David Hutchins (£9.50)Publisher: Gower — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0291397514]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the panels with 1" partially open tear to the top leading edge of the lower panel. Very small dent to the upper board at join with spine. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Gray boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 215 pages. Tags: production/quality problem-solving classification manufacaturing brainstorming manufacturing unpredictable relationships brainstormed consequences manufactures just-in-time distribution fluctuations jit-related warehousing improvement integration maintenance closed-loop deliveries unreliable industries production productive capability management procedural contrasted warehouse inventory processes universal technique japanese incoming concepts sequence feedback thinking supplier 658.7’87 finished fishbone analysis problems quality factory process diagram western typical project general taguchi circles systems product wiebull control pareto issues system stocks hidden design phases goods costs trend stock cause types chart total store team flow late life time and the jit for
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Man Handling by Deborah McKinlay (£9.50)Publisher: Headline — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747220689]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “A humorous look at some of the ploys, plots, tricks and tactics that women turn to when attempting to manage the men in their lives. Observations and cartoons illustrate women’s behaviour, men’s responses and the universal desire to find the perfect romance.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 125 pages. Tags: behavior creature dealing fickle future gender general humor humour instruction man-woman men relationships romantic science self-help sex sexual sexuality social studies with women
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People Are People by Rita F. Snowden (£9.50)Publisher: Epworth Press — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0716201828]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “This world is a richer experience for many of us because Rita Snowden shares it with us. In this book, the author leads us through a landscape of prose and poetry. Many new treasures are here, many new truths — laughter, love, surprise, loneliness, grief, and glorious achievement. And many people we shall never otherwise meet are here, travelling with us through time, the best of companions.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 174 pages. Tags: adjustment androgynous anger approach aquinas arbiter augustine awareness baptism baron basic belief bible boundaries breathing calendar calvary challenges changing christ christian church's clergy comforts concern confession contract corporate counselling courses daily darkness dependency depression devotion devotional differing directors discussion distress dreams education elitism encouraging evagrius evolution exercises existence extracts faith faithful
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Rebel Admiral: The Life And Exploits Of Admiral Lord Cochrane Tenth Earl Of Dundonald by Francis Knight (£9.50)Publisher: MacDonald — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Price Clipped. Top corner of the title page clipped. Red Cross library lable to the first blank, no further marks within or without.Description: From the cover: “The Napoleonic wars produced a group of the most brilliant young naval officers in England’s history. Even in such company, Tom Cochrane proved himself outstanding, second, perhaps, only to Nelson in daring, vision and success. Yet because he would not tolerate the almost universal corruption of his day — the enormous sums paid to officials who did nothing and the pittances paid to men who had lost arms or legs in battle — he won the tireless hatred of those in charge of the Admiralty and of the country’s affairs.

Although his exploits as a frigate captain quickly became legendary, he was thwarted at every turn both in his naval service and in Parliament. Eventually his involvement in a Stock Exchange scandal for which he was not really to blame, was used as the excuse to bring about his downfall. Dismissed from Parliament and the Royal Navy and stripped of his honours, he was thrown into prison.

Yet this experience only served as the start of a new career in which he was to lend his services as an admiral to three South American countries, playing a major part, with negligible forces under his command, in liberating them from their Spanish rulers. Then, returning to England as a hero, he began another long fight against the authorities which finally won him back his honours and saw him appointed Admiral in Command on the North America station at the age of seventy-two. His life story is heroic, astonishing and extremely human, and Frank Knight tells it with the care it deserves and the gusto it inspires.”
Notes: Illustrated by John Lawrence. Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 172 pages. Tags: 19th admirals biography britain century cochrane dundonald earl great history juvenile literature naval thomas
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Sailboard Racing by Rainer Gutjahr (£9.50)Publisher: Nautical Books — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333322134]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Board sailing has made such rapid strides as a popular sport that in 1980 a sail board class was added to the Olympic Games. Now boards are raced wherever there is a suitable stretch of water and this highly illustrated book shows how to enjoy the competition. The author first discusses the best sort of board and sail for racing together with hints and tips on the equipment. He follows this up with board sailing techniques especially suitable for racing. Then comes the race itself with particular emphasis on the wind conditions to which board sailors are vulnerable. Racing rules, with minor variations for boards as compared with boats, are explained. All these topics are given close attention with precise line drawings and appealing photographs. The final chapter deals with physical training for board racing.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 119 pages. Tags: 360° adjustable adjustment aids all-round all-weather attack backwards balancing beam bearing boardsailing boardsailor’s boom breakers broad buoy buoyancy camber capsize catapult centreboard changing channel charchulla close-hauled daggerboard dip diving duck falling falls fin flop freestyle gear getting gibing glove gradually gybe harness harnesses hawaii helicopter hooks jet joint knots leaping luff
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Sports Illustrated Boardsailing by Major Hall (£9.50)Publisher: Harper & Row — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0060910569]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Written by one of the top authorities on boardsailing, and illustrated by two of the best sailing photographers, this new Sports Illustrated volume actually teaches people how to boardsail — something no other book on the subject does. Profusely illustrated and clearly written, Sports Illustrated Boardsailing is a complete, no-nonsense guide to one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. It contains chapters on rigging, launching, sailing and steering a sailboard, along with handy tips on reading wind conditions, sailing in stiff breezes, performing sailboard tricks, and many more. By using Sports Illustrated Boardsailing, beginners young and old can easily learn to sail their boards within a matter of hours, and intermediate board sailors will find the chapters on more advanced sailing extremely helpful in developing their skills and refining their technique.”Notes: Size: 9" x 7". 221 pages. Tags: right-of-way sideslipping accidentally coordination overtrimming polyethylene hydroplaning construction boardsailors recreational board-sailor restrictions semi-floater representing incorporates intermediate specifically head-to-head centerboards boardsailing daggerboards performance temperature hypothermia short-board closehauled centerboard experienced measurement retractable preparatory overpowered daggerboard predominant competition competitors boardsailor custom-made maneuvering essentially potentially full-length lightweight co-inventor limitations momentarily prevailing semi-stiff sufficient supporting windsurfer
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Stamps for Investment by Kenneth R. Lake (£9.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0491002939]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted and tanned.Description: Reprint. [First: 1969] From the cover: “A world-wide stamp-collecting boom has pushed prices to almost unbelievable heights. It has also brought a rush of ‘investors’, who with little knowledge of stamps have tried to profit from the boom — not always successfully. There is money to be made from stamps, which can in fact represent an excellent form of investment while providing a lot of fun also.

Many ordinary collectors know far less than they should about their hobby, and it is the purpose of this book to provide a readable and concise guide to the investment market in stamps. This is no list of ‘hot tips’, which might be out of date before publication, but a standard textbook that tells a collector how to use his money sensibly — and what to avoid. One of the attractions of stamps is that one can build up a profitable collection gradually with a very small outlay, and this book can be a constant guide to every facet of an exciting hobby that offers even a newcomer pleasure and profit to suit his purse.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Ken Reilly. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 151 pages. Tags: adhesive aerograms afghanistan airmail albums ancillary aniline bar booklet brazil bull’s cachets cancellations cancelled cards cartes censorship certified changing charity classics coil collecting collection collectors colonial comb combined court covers customs dederon delivery demonetized designating designs disinfection double ducal due envelopes era errors fabric false first-day fiscals flaws forgeries franco fugitive
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The Coiners by André Gide (£9.50)Publisher: Cassell — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short, closed, tears and mostly spotted. Top edge of the text block heavily spotted. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: First in this edition. [First: France, 1925 as Les Faux-Monnayeurs]

From the cover: “In recent times the possibilities of the novel as an art form have been explored as never before, and, as the first quarter of the century recedes, a few novels of stature are beginning to emerge rock-like from a sea of lesser books. Among others, Mann’s The Magic Mountain, Joyce’s Ulysses, Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, and, without question, The Coiners by Andre Gidé seem assured of survival. Andre Gidé’s novel is the shortest of these, but in provocative subtlety, delicacy of perception and delineation of character it is second to none, while its style of narration constitutes a new departure in the technique of the novel. ’

In The Coiners Gidé’s main preoccupation is with youth; the eager, curiously intricate reactions of young minds. The emotional abandonment peculiar to adolescence, the paralysing introspection, the sense of walking a tight rope over unknown gulfs, have never been described so well as in this book with a Parisian setting and a universal force and application.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Standard Edition of the Works of André Gide series. 420 pages. Tags: gide andre´ 1869-1951 faux-monnayeurs fiction french 20th century translations into english novel standard edition the works dorothy bussy
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