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England's Battles by Sea and Land Vols. III-IV by William Cooke Stafford (£60.00)Publisher: London Printing & Publishing Company — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards worn and soiled, rubbed and bumped at head tail and corners and overall slightly dull. Previous owner’s inscription to first blank which is also foxed. Frontispiece and first blank creased at top corner. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. PP 51-53 gather detached in Vol IX. A reference copy with more than acceptable plates.Description: Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank — "To Leslie James Henry Pitman Thank God for Victory June 28/19. From Father, James Pitman". This is the date of The Versailles Treaty which ended the First World War. I have been unable to establish who the Pitmans were unfortunately. Two volumes in one. Volume III covers the History of England's Campaigns in India and China and of the Indian Mutiny 1857 - 1859. Volume IX covers the History of The Volunteer Movement, 1858 - 1863 and of The War with Russia, 1854 - 1856.Notes: Size: 11" x 7½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 662 pages. Tags: india Versailles wwI wwII war europe china indian Volunteer mutiny ghandi Russia
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The Unfinished Revolution by Philip Gould (£58.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316644781]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of text block lightly soiled. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “It took Labour fourteen years, three elections and three party leaders before they did it. The party's triumph on 1 May 1997 was not only a total repudiation of the Tories but also the apotheosis of a revolution within Labour — and a complete vindication of those who had brought it about. Provocative, unguarded and illuminating, and including the first inside account of Labour’s 1997 election victory as well as the author’s insights into the ‘black arts’ of modern political campaigning, The Unfinished Revolution is essential reading for anyone interested in Blair’s Labour Party, and its — and Britain’s — future.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). Gilt titling to the Spine. 434 pages. Tags: modernisers campaigning chancellor leadership hattersley skeletons manifesto political mandelson cupboard election campaign hustings millbank campbell mcdonagh patricia bradshaw minister alastair margaret prescott downing general kinnock charlie harriet kaufman michael hewitt gerald healey modern clause within labour unions gordon harman street hunter philip whelan poster prime blair smith david tower peter major gould julie denis brown tony hall 1987 neil anji john 1992 1997 foot the roy new
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The Road to Prosperity: An Economic History of Finland by Edited by Jari Ojala, Jari Eloranta & Jukka Jalava (£41.00)Publisher: Helsinki: Suomaleisen Kirjallisuuden Seura — 2006Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9517468180]Condition: Near Fine. Slight bruising to the lower corners of the boards otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The Finnish economy is a victory over hardship, a success story with few equivalents. During the period 1860-2000 the gross domestic product grew 21-fold, while EU nations on average achieved 11-fold growth. Today, Finland is known for its competitiveness, high educational standards, negligible corruption, expertise in creating and using high technology, and successful companies, most notably Nokia. This book tells how Finland astonishingly evolved from an internationally insignificant agrarian economy to the affluent, knowledge-based, welfare society that it is now. The Road to Prosperity — An Economic History of Finland offers an overview of several centuries of economic progress — with a keen eye on negative effects of growth.” Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Tables;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Joel Mokyr. Size: 10½" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 343 pages. Tags: finland economic conditions 19th century open economies growth structural change agriculture trade transport labour market monetary economy government spending income distribution capital technology social historical perspective welfare state
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Britain & The Sea by VARIOUS (£32.00)Publisher: St. James's House — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Britain has a proud maritime heritage encompassing the impressive history of the Royal Navy, as well as the contribution made by civilian seafarers over the years. Yet rather than dwelling on the past, the focus of this book goes beyond the current horizon and embraces the advances that have been made in all spheres of contemporary life. Accordingly, we identified a breathtakingly diverse host of organizations and institutions, many of them international, which, through excellence in their particular spheres, continue to contribute to one common aim. That aim is to ensure that Britain remains a prosperous, outward-looking force for good in the world community, as well as a tolerant and benevolent nation which some 60 million of us are privileged to call home.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 991 pages. Tags: fleet air arm royal fleet auxiliary naval historical defence procurement agency green jackets shipping atomic weapons establishment qinetiq paradigm selex defence security systems defence aerospace united kingdom hydrographic national union marine aviation and shipping transport officers shipyards buckie shipyard dockwise shipping bibby line isle man steam packet company marine
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The Long Left Flank: The Hard-Fought Way to the Reich, 1944-1945 by Jeffery Williams (£28.00)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850528801]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with very heavy tanning to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight but with a small previous owner's address sticker to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “When, in August, 1944, the Allies broke out of Normandy, the world’s attention became fixed on the dramatic British and American armoured thrusts toward the Rhine. The war in Europe seemed all but over. Far to the left, along the flank of the Allied Expeditionary Force, almost unnoticed, a battle was beginning on whose outcome hung not just victory but the possibility of disaster. Under strength, neglected by Montgomery and denied by Eisenhower the support which he had promised, First Canadian Army paid an appalling price in casualties to clear the Channel coast and open the great port of Antwerp.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 348 pages. Tags: blockbuster netherlands ofwalcheren goch-calcar woensdrecht formations kapelsche operation rhineland walcheren capturing canadian infantry causeway nijmegen boulogne hochwald division deventer zutphen astonia capture general leopold victory antwerp western moyland crerar attack xanten island first group harry canal havre somme veer wood road army the raf gap 2nd and
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The Sailor's Nelson by Admiral Mark Kerr (£28.00)Publisher: Hurst & Blackett — 1932Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Boards rubbed and bumped, notably at the corners, somewhat soiled in places and sunned at the spine. Top edges of text block dusty. Internally bright and clean but with remnants of sticker to back pastedown and bfep.Description: Black cloth with gilt titling to spine. Fold-out maps. This book is not only for Naval experts, but for any person who wishes to know the unique charm of our best-loved hero, so I have endeavoured to show Nelson, not only as the greatest war-strategist and tactician in history, but also as the foremost leader of men amongst the warriors of the world. In order to do this it is necessary to give authentic stories of his life, and also to show his character as revealed in his letters to his greatest friend, Captain Locker, and other people. Errata slip tipped in at preface. 288pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: palmerston carraciolo troubridge fitzgerald devonshire coletalino santissima cornwallis tarantella midshipman marseilles imprisoned conquerant drinkwater foudroyant conception antoinette expedition bull-feast copenhagen wellington enterprise aboukirbay lieutenant commission redoutable bucentaure billington buckingham courageaux villeneuve charlemont fremantle addington dannebrog pregnancy hallowell commander narcissus secretary promotion blackwood floggings sovereign mutineers souverain correglia attitudes rotherham recapture gibraltar
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The Churchill Years 1874 - 1965 by Anon. (£26.50)Publisher: Reprint Society — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: B000NQ62NU]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, nicked at head, tail and corners, laminate lifting on the upper panel at joint with spine. Faint offset to endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Text By the Times, Foreword By Lord Butler of Saffron Walden. In over 330 superb black-and-white and full colour photographs, many of them never before published, the long and incredibly active life of Sir Winston Churchill is recorded in a work of immense and enduring interest. The concise and authoritative text does full justice to the range of events in which he took part and to the breadth of his accomplishment.Notes: Size: 13" x 9½". 264 pages. Tags: spencer-churchill disestablishment nationalization self-government brest-litovsk anglo-persian field-marshal correspondent greco-turkish expeditionary russo-german unemployment conservative bloemfontein lloyd-george suffragettes tel-el-kebir dardanelles by-election reparations appeasement hoare-laval westminster sudetenland independent disarmament beaverbrook chamberlain mountbatten marlborough ludendorff tripartite versailles politician opposition commission government casablanca conference depression cagoulards lease-lend massingham parliament battenburg abdication disastrous clementine montgomery chancellor leicester
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All the Kaiser's Men: The Life and Death of the German Army on the Western Front by Ian Passingham (£26.00)Publisher: Stroud: Sutton Publishing — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0750928816]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Convinced that both God and the Kaiser were on their side, the officers and men of the German Army went to war in 1914, confident that they were destined for a swift and crushing victory in the West. The vaunted Schlieffen Plan on which the anticipated German victory was based expected triumph in the West to be followed by an equally decisive success on the Eastern Front. It was not to be. From the winter of 1914 until the early months of 1918, the struggle on the Western Front was characterised by trench warfare. But our perception of the conflict takes little or no account of the realities of life ‘across the wire’ in the German front line.

Comprehensively illustrated with original photographs, maps and archival material, All The Kaiser’s Men sets the record straight. It examines the German Army’s strategy and tactics throughout the war, from the commanding generals to the ordinary soldiers at the front, and looks in depth at the implications of the Allied naval blockade and the increasing problems of food and fuel shortages in Germany.

This important new book fills a significant gap in First World War historiography and will help both the casual reader and serious student gain a wider perspective of the war on the Western Front. “
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 286 pages. Tags: germany history war 1914-1918 campaigns western front military unit armed forces armies operations warfare battles theatre france first german army european europe institutions defence
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The European Tour Yearbook 2003 by ANON (£24.50)Publisher: Aurum — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1854109081]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Europe's thrilling victory against The United States in the 34th Ryder Cup and the outstanding triumph by Ernie Els in the 131st Open Golf Championship just two of the great moments of a season of high drama captured in The I5th Europe Tour Yearbook. The 388 page full colour Official publication — lavishly illustrated by superb photography — takes you behind the scenes every step of the way on The 2002 European Tour International Schedule with essays by many of the world’s leading golf writers including Bill Elliott, Andy Farrell, John Hopkins, Derek Lawrenson, Lewine Mair and Michael McDonnell in addition to a special profile on Arnold Palmer by lan Wooldridge.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Kenneth Schofield. Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 377 pages. Tags: ryder cup matches sam torrance ernie els retief goosen volvo order merit open golf championship devere belfry curtis strange padraig harrington golfer peter oosterhuis severiano ballesteros sandy lyle colin montgomerie johnnie walker classic perth australia muirfield european tour members heineken classic dubai desert classic cisco world match play championship thomas
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Against All Odds: The Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary Appeal by Graham Chrisrian Gamett (£24.00)Publisher: The Rococo Group — 1990Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Air Chief Marshal Sir Thomas (Jock) Kennedy, HRH The Duke of Kent & The Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher. Size: 11¾" x 8¼". 369 pages. Tags: the battle britain story post office war bomber and coastal commands radar evolution fighter engineering victory women allied forces peace europe graham christian gamett air chief marshal sir thomas jock kennedy hrh duke kent hon margaret thatcher chrisrian
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The 100-gun Ship Victory by John McKay (£24.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085177444X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine, otherwise very pleasant. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 10¼. Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Anatomy of the Ship series. 119 pages. Tags: anatomy ship victory man war britain royal navy warships history maritime engineering naval forces warfare weapons equipment british irish united kingdom military transportation ships shipbuilding technology europe design construction
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Gardeners' Question Time by Bob Flowerdew; Pippa Greenwood; John Cushnie; Anne Swithinbank; Bunny Guinness; An Swithinbank; (£22.50)Publisher: Orion — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780752838083]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: Authored by: Bob Flowerdew; Pippa Greenwood; John Cushnie; Anne Swithinbank; Bunny Guinness; From the cover: “This is a collection of the most asked questions from 50 years of broadcasting, divided into five sections: Trees, Shrubs & Herbaceous, Houseplants, Fruit & Vegetables, Garden Design and Pests & Diseases. It has 350 answers each written especially for this book which gives sound practical advice on almost any problem that might arise in your garden.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". 325 pages. Tags: dig for victory campaign how does your garden grow gardeners’ question time gardeners slugs snails organic gardening chemicals fred loads bill sowerbutts alan gemmell pests horticultural experts water features organic gardener farming gardening methods soil association plant pathologists rhs wisley horticulture kew deterrents cuttings propagation earwigs diseases bowl plantings house plants resistant fruits biological control red spider mite repellants aphids aromatic plants
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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by C. [Charles] Nepean Longridge (£20.50)Publisher: Hemel Hempstead: Model & Allied Publications Limited — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853440913]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 6th impression. [First Edition: 1955] Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Plans [12]; Black & White Plates [50]; Black & White Drawings [183];

From the cover: “Nelson’s history has been written from every possible angle, but this is not so with his ships. Such information as there is about the ships is buried in contemporary books on Naval Architecture; only the expert can sift it and present it in a usable form. In doing this, Dr. Longridge’s work becomes a veritable treasure trove for the naval historian and ship modeller. H. M. S. Victory is the supreme example of the ships of the period, and fortunately she is still in existence. The original draughts of 1765 have been preserved, as have also the drawings used in the restoration of the ship in 1922. The author was thus able to compile from authentic sources and his model of the Victory now occupies a prominent position in the Science Museum at South Kensington.

The illustrations are a unique feature, they include a set of photographs, now made available to the general public, showing the interior construction of H. M. S. Victory and H. M. S. Implacable, the latter being taken only a few days before she was scuttled.

There are nearly 200 line drawings, designed by E. Bowness, A. R. I. N. A. , and executed by G. F. Campbell, Assoc. M. R. I. N. A. , ranging from elaborate perspective drawings of the complex gear at the fore top and crosstrees to the simplest detail. The folding plates by G. F. Campbell include lines, inboard and outboard profile, deck plans of the hull, standing and running rigging plans, and a complete belaying pin plan.

Such an analysis of the ship of this period has never before been attempted and the ship lover, the naval architect and the ship modeller of today is fortunate in having such a work.”
Notes: Jacket designed by E. Bowness. Illustrated by E. Bowness & G. F. Campbell. Size: 9¾" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XII] 283 pages. Tags: hull construction ships model planking coppering decks deck guns quarter assembly rigging masts spars victory ship implacable man-of-war models shipbuilding britain history 18th century manuals shipping maritime model-making
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The History of the American People Volume II: From Civil War to World Power by James Truslow Adams (£20.50)Publisher: George Routledge & Sons — 1943Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed at the spine ends and corners, tanned. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;

From the cover: “Here, indeed, is the amazing story of the march of democracy, the sweep of a new people across a great continent, their ascent to world pre-eminence during the most exciting seventy years the world has ever seen!

From the national crisis of civil war to the sad days of the great depression, from the scandals of Grant to the scandals of Handing, from the settling of the West and the great railroad hijackers to the urbanization of the West and the bootlegging hijackers, from Tweed to Penrose, from the opera bouffe Spanish-American War to the awful destruction of the World War, from the panics of 73 and ‘93 and ‘07 to the panic of ‘29 et seq. , from the courage of Cleveland to the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, from Walt Whitman to Ernest Hemingway, from gaslight to remote control, from innocence to internationalism — the pulsating story of the American people is related by the greatest popular historian of our day.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 438 pages. Tags: united states history battle fredericksburg confederates taking the oath richmond 1865 wiiiiam harnden concord stage coaches opening brooklyn bridge world’s fair chicago day prohibition propaganda 1895 haynes-apperson automobile 1901 first grand central teminal new york and union hotel florodora sextette stockyards swift company 1861 pershing staff punitive expedition victory liberty loan poster efforts win suffrage orville wright fort myer proposed buildings rockefeller center governor franklin roosevelt arriving democratic convention james truslow adams
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The Wirral by Alan Brack (£20.50)Publisher: Phillimore & Co. — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0850336791]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint with amendments. [First Edition: 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Wirral was already an old-established administrative unit at the time of Domesday Book. This book is concerned with all those aspects of the Wirral, whether of history, architecture or landscape, that give the peninsula its individuality. Well known as a writer on the locality, Alan Brack starts with the immense advantage of having lived there nearly all his life. His book is at once scholarly, readable and entertaining. He has studiously avoided the highly romanticised view which has persisted in other accounts of the area and his opening chapter, ‘A Place Apart’, sets the tone for the whole book. There are sections on Birkenhead and Wallasey and on Bebington and Bromborough. An authoritative account of the establishment of Ellesmere Port is followed by a chapter on the Urbanised Districts of Hoylake, Neston and Heswall, on the Urbanised, Unexpected and Purpose-built villages, on the open spaces and on crossing the Mersey. The description of Port Sunlight, with its vignette of Lord Leverhulme, is especially well-informed. Human interest relieves a generally topographical approach through the appearance in the local context of the many notable men and women who have been associated with the Wirral.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: wing-commander clatterbridge cheirotherium baden-powell metropolitan christiansen abercrombie kitchingham o'shanter's observatory anglo-saxon engineering bromborough racecourse birkenhead councillor leverhulme woodchurch embankment lighthouse stonehouse elementary refineries boundaries stableford commission shropshire merseyside netherpool overchurch puddington restaurant stephenson brunanburh manchester archibald squadrons bowater's sylvester transport |iiarries brimstage slodclart garibaldi elizabeth ellesmere granville cleveland bebington athelstan magazines
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Nature Notes: The New Collection by Peter Brookes (£19.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0316858803]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing at the head and tail of the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: Times book plate with authors signature to the title page. Reprinted in slightly different form in 1999. From the cover: “Covering the first two years of the new Labour government since their landslide victory in the 1997 General Election, Nature Notes: The New Collection shows how the great and the good might look as the small and the furry, including the Deputy Prime Minister as a grumblebee (Prescotta vendetta); William Hague as a common winkle (‘Generally discovered on the rocks’); and Sir Paul Condon as, of course, a bluebottle (‘Sits atop the festering rubbish tip in the Yard’). From political intrigue and scandal at home to crises of state and scandal abroad, Peter Brookes’ brilliant Portraits represent a uniquely funny and perceptive view of those who inhabit the corridors of power.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 10¾". Pictorial boards. 111 pages. Tags: peter brookes political cartoonist the times best political cartoon stories that make the headlines bill clinton’s developments northern ireland
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Bomber Harris His Life and Times: The Biography of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, the Wartime Chief of Bomber Command by Henry Probert (£19.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1853674737]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “This is the definitive biography of one of the most controversial figures of World War II. Sir Arthur Harris remains the target of criticism and vilification by many, while others believe the contribution he and his men made to victory is grossly undervalued. Henry Probert’s critical but sympathetic new account draws on recent research and, for the first time, all of Harris’s own extensive papers, to give outstanding insight into a man who combined leadership, professionalism and decisiveness with kindness, humour and generosity.

Probert examines Harris’s life from youth in Rhodesia to fighting in World War I, the inter-war years, his two families and his post-war years in South Africa and England. He reveals and analyses how Harris did his job in RAF Bomber Command during World War II, how he led his men in the face of appalling casualties, his disagreements with higher authority, his dealings with Churchill, his close links with the Americans, his role in directing the bombing raids against Germany, most notably at Dresden, and the way he was treated afterwards.

Bomber Harris provides the most complete and rounded picture of one of the great high commanders of modern times and an outstanding military personality of World War II.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 432 pages. Tags: probert 1853674737 harris arthur sir britain royal command history officers war 1939-1945 aerial operations british marshals bombing air force bomber
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Gardeners' Question Time by VARIOUS (£19.00)Publisher: Orion — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0752838083]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the head and tail of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Authored by: Bob Flowerdew; Pippa Greenwood; John Cushnie; Anne Swithinbank; Bunny Guinness; From the cover: “This is a collection of the most asked questions from 50 years of broadcasting, divided into five sections: Trees, Shrubs & Herbaceous, Houseplants, Fruit & Vegetables, Garden Design and Pests & Diseases. It has 350 answers each written especially for this book which gives sound practical advice on almost any problem that might arise in your garden.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 325 pages. Tags: dig for victory campaign how does your garden grow gardeners’ question time gardeners slugs snails organic gardening chemicals fred loads bill sowerbutts alan gemmell pests horticultural experts water features organic gardener farming gardening methods soil association plant pathologists rhs wisley horticulture kew deterrents cuttings propagation earwigs diseases bowl plantings house plants resistant fruits biological control red spider mite repellants aphids aromatic plants
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Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (£18.00)Publisher: Tharpa — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0948006625]Condition: Very Good+.Description: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness. Later printing [2000]. From the cover; “This inspiring book explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, “Eight Verses for Training the Mind”. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. Cieshe Kelsang Gyatso now shares this ancient wisdom with all those seeking meaning and lasting happiness in their modern lives.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 296 pages. Tags: tangpa cherish others cherishing love great compassion wishing love accepting defeat offering the victory taking giving bodhichitta buddhist master tibet buddhist path mahayana buddhist buddha purified suffering
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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by C. [Charles] Nepean Longridge (£18.00)Publisher: Watford: Model & Allied Publications — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853440913]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, some small nicks, which is tanned overall notably at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Illustrated by way of: Fold-out Plans [12]; Black & White Plates [50]; Black & White Drawings [183];

From the cover: “Nelson’s history has been written from every possible angle, but this is not so with his ships. Such information as there is about the ships is buried in contemporary books on Naval Architecture; only the expert can sift it and present it in a usable form. In doing this, Dr. Longridge’s work becomes a veritable treasure trove for the naval historian and ship modeller. H. M. S. Victory is the supreme example of the ships of the period, and fortunately she is still in existence. The original draughts of 1765 have been preserved, as have also the drawings used in the restoration of the ship in 1922. The author was thus able to compile from authentic sources and his model of the Victory now occupies a prominent position in the Science Museum at South Kensington.

The illustrations are a unique feature, they include a set of photographs, now made available to the general public, showing the interior construction of H. M. S. Victory and H. M. S. Implacable, the latter being taken only a few days before she was scuttled.

There are nearly 200 line drawings, designed by E. Bowness, A. R. I. N. A. , and executed by G. F. Campbell, Assoc. M. R. I. N. A. , ranging from elaborate perspective drawings of the complex gear at the fore top and crosstrees to the simplest detail. The folding plates by G. F. Campbell include lines, inboard and outboard profile, deck plans of the hull, standing and running rigging plans, and a complete belaying pin plan.

Such an analysis of the ship of this period has never before been attempted and the ship lover, the naval architect and the ship modeller of today is fortunate in having such a work.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Douglas E. A. Bowness. Illustrated by E. Bowness & G. F. Campbell. Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 283 pages. Tags: longridge bowness campbell victory ship implacable man-of-war h.m.s. man war models shipbuilding britain history 18th century model ships line construction manuals 9780853440918
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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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Decisive Battles of the 20th Century: Land - Sea - Air by Noble Frankland; Christopher Dowling; (£16.50)Publisher: David McKay Company — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0283981644]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Top edges of text block dusty.Description: Map book fixed to rear pastedown. Illustrated with B&W photographs and maps. From the cover: “War in the twentieth century has moulded the course of history and determined the lot of mankind to a greater extent than in any previously recorded age. Accordingly, the interest in and the importance of identifying and comprehending the decisive battles of this, the age of violence, have increased. Each battle is brilliantly described by a leading military historian, who provides not only a gripping narrative account but an analysis of the battle’s decisiveness in its short-term and long-term effects. The book includes a remarkable selection of photographs; 77 maps printed in two colours, and 3 two-colour diagrams all specially commissioned for the book.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 348 pages. Tags: decisive battles war the twentieth century tsushima tannenberg the marne verdun jutland offensive 1918 battle the atlantic battle france battle britain moscow pearl harbor singapore midway alamein stalingrad kursk schweinfurt imphal-kohima normandy 1944 leyte gulf the chongchon river dien bien phu tet offensive warfare armies nations
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Great Sporting Moments by Ian Harrison (£16.50)Publisher: Cassell — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844032825]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Great Sporting Moments packs over ninety of the greatest moments from almost a century of sport into one incredible sporting year. This exciting book takes you month by month through the sporting calendar to relive the most dramatic, the most triumphant, the most poignant and the most significant sporting milestones in more than twenty different sports — January 1973, Gareth Edwards scores ‘the try of the century’; 1984, Torvill & Dean wow the world with their Bolero; April 1981, Aldaniti and Bob Champion win the Grand National; September 2001, the England football team beats Germany 5-1; November 2003, England wins the Rugby Union World Cup.

The moments in this book range from team triumphs (England’s near-mythical win in the 1966 Football World Cup and the counterpart Rugby Union victory in 2003) to personal achievements (Nadia Comaneci’s perfect 10) and from victories against the odds (Cassius Clay v Sonny Listen) to the sheer drama of last-minute finishes (Dennis Taylor’s black ball finish). Here you will find triumph, tears, human drama, national pride, and from the mosaic of individual moments, a picture emerges of the world’s great sporting events — the Olympic Games; the football, cricket and rugby union World Cups; the Grand National, the FA Cup, the Wimbledon Championships.

Great Sporting Moments is a book for sports aficionados and casual fans alike — a nostalgic reminder for those who simply want to relive the moments; packed with details and fascinating facts for those who want to know more about these famous events. Fred Perry was the last British player to win Wimbledon but who did he beat in the final? Why is the marathon such an odd length? Who played in the White Horse final and what was the score?”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 10". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: sports great britain history athletes torvill dean desert orchid cheltenham gold cup radcliffe london marathon owens world records minutes cooper clay wembley botham headingly spitz olympic golds redgrave mansells crash championship woods grand slam harrison editions firsts printings 1st
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John Major the Autobiography by John Major (£16.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002570041]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “John Major’s autobiography is one of the most personal and revealing ever written by a former British Prime Minister. Eagerly awaited, the account of his childhood, rise and fall is scrupulous and unsparing.

Major’s early life was extraordinary; his rise through Parliament meteoric. Soon a favourite of Margaret Thatcher, he became Foreign Secretary and then Chancellor of the Exchequer. When Thatcher fell, he fought and won a shrewd campaign to succeed her.

With the difficulties of the Gulf War and the Maastricht Treaty behind him, and the Poll Tax abolished, John Major went on to win a remarkable victory in the general election of 1992. He brought down inflation and ushered in a solid economic recovery. He made the most decisive steps for a generation towards peace in Northern Ireland. Yet within months of the 1992 election his government was in troubled waters. John Major is candid about his fight to keep sterling in the Exchange Rate Mechanism and for the first time makes public his reactions to defeat on ‘Black Wednesday’. He is frank about the civil war that emerged within his own party over Britain’s relationship with the European Union. He is honest about what he won and what he lost, and about friends and foes within his party as well as outside.

In his leadership of his party and his country and in facing up to the new order after May 1997 John Major acted with a dignity rare in politics. The Tories’ continuing internal struggles since their defeat serve only to intensify interest in his leadership through the Conservative Party’s last period of power this century.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 774 pages. Tags: major john roy chancellor margaret thatcher election prime ministers great britain biography lambeth borough council foreign secretary politics and government first editions firsts printings 1st
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A New History of Rome by E. Berkley (£15.50)Publisher: Thomas Laurie, Undated — 1890Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners and a little rubbed / frayed. End papers spotted. Discreet inscription on ffep. Hinges weakening. Top edges dusty.Description: Blue cloth with gold titling on spine, embossed titling and motif on front cover. Pull out map pre title page. 487pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
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The End of the Party by Andrew Rawnsley (£15.50)Publisher: Viking — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670918512]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the head of the upper panel, overall a little faded. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “In the words of one reviewer, Andrew Rawnsley takes the reader ‘into the room or the helicopter or on to the leather seats of the ministerial car’. His bestselling and award-winning Servants of the People was acclaimed across all media as the most authoritative, gripping and entertaining account of the making of New Labour and its first term in office. As another reviewer put it, ‘Rawnsley’s ability to unearth revelations at the highest level of government may leave you suspecting that there are bugs in the vases at Number 10’.

The End of the Party delivers more of the astonishing revelations, penetrating insights and sharp wit that readers expect from Britain’s foremost political commentator and television documentary maker. It takes up the New Labour story from the day of the second election victory in 2001. The reader is treated to riveting inside accounts of all the key events, from 9/11 and the Iraq War to the financial crisis and the parliamentary expenses scandal. There are sharp and vivid character portraits of all the main players as Rawnsley takes us through the triumphs and tribulations of New Labour, as well as the incendiary private feuds and remarkable reconciliations between Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson.

The End of the Party draws on hundreds of interviews and confidential conversations with those at the heart of power for more than a decade. Taking the reader behind the black door of Number 10, it is overflowing with extraordinary anecdotes which depict the powerful as they really are.

Servants of the People was praised for the acuity of its judgements and the sheer excitement of its narrative. In The End of the Party Andrew Rawnsley now provides the definitive account of the rise and fall of New Labour.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 800 pages. Tags: labour party great britain politics and government 2007- 1997-2007 economic policy foreign imperialism andrew rawnsley 0670918512 first editions firsts printings 1st
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When Men Had Time to Love by Baroness [Agnes] de Stoeckl; Wilfrid S. Edwards; (£14.50)Publisher: John Murray — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed at the spine ends and corners, a little dulled. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “ON the 30th January, 1853, at Notre-Dame, Eugénie de Montijo married Napoleon III. The words of the gypsy came true. "La Montijo" ascended the throne as Empress of the French. And so began the legend of the Second Empire: an epic dazzling in the history of Paris; an epoch glittering in the worlds of art, science, and fashion. Winterhalter; Offenbach; Pasteur; Dumas Pere and Dumas Fils. With the Empire at its zenith there came to the Parisian boulevards an unknown Englishman whose ambition was to revolutionize fashion. He succeeded. His name was Worth! Comparable only in fashionable success was the fantastic Doctor Evans, dentist to the Empress. Improbably romantic, the fame of this dentist blazed to its height when, revolution at the door, he organized the Empress’s flight to the coast and England.

In the shadow of German victory and the new Republic a new world crowded out the old. And so Paris danced madly to the fin de siècle. The new fashion was all speed — ‘faster, faster, said the Red Queen’ — and men no longer had time to love. The Baroness de Stoeckl once again gives a sparkling picture of a vanished world.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 244 pages. Tags: alba alexandre anatole and jules august baudelaire bonaparte castiglione charles comtesse consort cora court courtiers crane demtooff duc duke dumas edmond edwards emile emmanuel emperor empress eugene eugenia fitz francaise france gambaceres comte goncourt hugo james jerome lebreton madame metternich morny napoleon paul pearl pere persigny pietri prefect prince richard roi rouher verlaine victor wilfrid zola
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The Grandeur That Was Rome by J. C. Stobart (£13.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jacdso — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 028348456X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: This work on Roman culture and civilization has been acknowledged as a masterpiece. Few books have so successfully conveyed the scope and sweep of a period and yet retained such a scrupulous concern for scholastic accuracy. The author measures the achievements of the Romans not so much by their military success and imperial expansion, but by their cultural and political contribution to the welfare of mankind.Illustrated with B&W photographs.Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
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The War With Babylon by James Gardner (£13.50)Publisher: Xulon Press — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1594675937]Condition: Very Good. Spine bowed inward slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This book is a Bible study on the spiritual empire of Babylon. Throughout biblical history and until the Second Coming of the Messiah Jesus, this empire is foundational to all that Satan is doing. The author exposes Satan’s basic motivation as his fear of judgement and destruction at the hands of Jesus. This fear and the consequent need to control the world underlie all of his actions. At Babel, a rebellious mankind was deceived into worshipping false gods, and the rebellion and idolatry were then exported around the globe. The book looks at the nature of this rebellion and traces its effects through history. The author believes that the Lord is calling us to war against the evil world rulers that are creating this empire as they attempt to overthrow prophecy and forestall the coming of Jesus.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [XI] 529 pages. Tags: abounded and babel babylon did establishment flood grace greeks israel jesus judaism lsrael madness mesopotamia nations persians position rabbinical rise rulers satan’s significance sin spiritual statuestory the united victory warfare what where world
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An Introduction To The Theology Of The New Testament by Alan Richardson (£13.00)Publisher: S. C. M. Press — 1958Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good+. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the boards. Tape repair to the front pastedown join. Remnants of book plate to the ffep. Pencil ticks to the contents list.Description: Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Contents: Faith And Hearing; Knowledge And Revelation; The Power Of God Unto Salvation; The Kingdom Of God; The Holy Spirit; The Reinterpreted Messiahship; The Christology Of The Apostolic Church; The Life Of Christ; The Resurrection, Ascension And Victory Of Christ; The Atonement Wrought By Christ; The Whole Christ; The Israel Of God; The Apostolic And Priestly Ministry; Ministries Within The Church; The Theology Of Baptism; The Eucharistic Theology Of The New Testament;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 423 pages. Tags: Apostolic Church Testament Hellenistic Gnosticism Testament Parousia Righteousness Salvation eschatological Spirit apostolic Church Ezekiel Daniel Enoch Ascension Catholic Church Priesthood Presbyters Baptism Judgment Eucharist
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Colonel Parke of Virginia: "The Greatest Hector in the Town": A Biography by Helen Hill Miller (£13.00)Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0912697873]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Colonel Daniel Parke shocked his colonial Virginia neighbours by bringing home a mistress from England and flaunting her presence among the gentry.

He quarrelled with the Bishop of London’s commissary in Williamsburg, dragging his wife out of a pew in Bruton Parish Church.

In England he sought a seat in the House of Commons and was censured for election methods that were corrupt even by the standards of Restoration England.

He carried the news of Marlborough’s momentous victory at Blenheim back to London and Queen Anne gave him a gold locket encrusted with diamonds.

He sought to break up the smuggling trade in the Leeward Islands, while simultaneously playing fast and loose with other men’s wives. Eventually he was murdered by a mob.

In this first full-scale biography of the notorious Daniel Parke II of Virginia, Helen Hill Miller details the fascinating and sometimes appalling life of a reckless, ambitious man who cut a wide swath on several continents, left a will that scandalized his executors, and, paradoxically, numbered among his descendants some of the most distinguished and respected figures in Virginian and American life.

To tell Parke’s story, Miller combed through records in the United States, England, and Bavaria, turning up material that fills in crucial gaps in his life. Steeped in colonial American and English history, meticulously researched yet written clearly and gracefully for general readers, Colonel Parke of Virginia will henceforth be the standard life of a noteworthy historical figure.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". White Spine Strip with Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XX] 232 pages. Tags: parke daniel 1664 5-1710 family politicians virginia biography spanish succession war 1701-1714 campaigns colonial administrators great britain history period 1600-1775 autobiography park helen hill miller 0912697873 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Nelson's Purse: An Extraordinary Historical Detective Story Shedding New Light on the Life of Britain's Greatest Naval Hero by Martyn Downer (£13.00)Publisher: London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Bantam Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9780593051801]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “At the beginning on July 2002, Sotheby’s announced to the world the discovery of a major cache of material relating to the life of England’s greatest naval hero, Horatio Nelson. The man who made this extraordinary find and who subsequently spent over a year of his life validating the material and placing it in the context of Nelson’s life and relationships was Martyn Downer, Head of Jewellery at Sotheby’s in London.

The contents of this once-in-a-lifetime discovery are remarkable — some objects were thought to have been lost, others had previously never been known to have existed. A mongst the latter is a remarkable archive of letters from Nelson’s jilted wife, Fanny, detailing the breakdown of their marriage. For the first time, thanks to this find, Fanny’s role in Nelson’s life acquires real biographical substance. Also in the find are medals, swords, jewellery (including a stunning diamond brooch with the initials H and N gifted to Emma Hamilton), porcelain, weaponry, and other papers and letters (including some emotive letters by Emma and Nelson himself) which shed fascinating new light on Nelson’s domestic affairs. Most dramatically, the cache also includes the bloodstained purse Nelson was carrying on the day he was shot on board HMS Victory in 1805, still containing its gold coins.

Martyn Downer tells the extraordinary historical detective story behind this great find and its progress from discovery to auction. It is a story which reveals the intimate life of Nelson, his wife and his mistress in a way which has hitherto been denied to biographers.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 424 pages. Tags: nelson admirals britain correspondence friends associates davison alexander naval forces warfare historical political military united kingdom 9780593051801
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View of Wessex by Geoffrey N Wright (£13.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good + in Very Good + DJ (Price clipped)Description: An excellent and refreshingly frank introduction to the area.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 224 pages. Tags: abbas abbey abbotsbury abingdon acglea acham adam adrian aelfthryth aldhelm alfred's alton amesbury andover appleshaw archbishop ashley asset athelney aubrey augustine aurelius austen avebury avon axe axminster axmouth badbury banstead barford barnes bassett bath bawcombe bay beach beaminster beaufort beauty bere bernard biddestone bindon bishop bishopstrow blackmoor blake blandford bloxworth boeotia
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Winston Churchill: The Flawed Genius of World War II by Christopher Catherwood (£13.00)Publisher: Berkley Caliber — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0425225720]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Front flap has a small crease otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Revered for his strength of character and his willful defiance of Nazi Germany when Britain stood alone against the Third Reich, Winston Churchill is cherished as one of World War IIs most heroic figures, not only within the United Kingdom but throughout the world. His legacy during one of the darkest eras in human history paints a portrait of the man as a wonderful, larger-than-life personality — a characterization that overshadows his faults and his foibles in those crucial years.

But those faults and foibles had a devastating legacy of their own.

Winston Churchill — The Flawed Genius of World War II examines the decisions and policies Churchill made in the vital months between June 1940 and December 1941 that hindered more than helped the Allied cause. From dispatching British troops to North Africa and Greece and establishing the Special Operations Executive, to his insistence on the Mediterranean’s importance to victory and ignoring George C. Marshall’s plan that would have won the war in 1943, Churchill’s directives not only extended the conflict, but also destabilized several regions that remain in chaos even at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

With profound insight into Churchill’s early colonial experiences as well as his first tenure as First Lord of the Admiralty, Christopher Catherwood offers an honest appraisal of his strategies in a unique and fascinating perspective that separates the myth from the man.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". White boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 326 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 and britain churchill foreign government great leadership military politics relations war winston world
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Citizen Ken by John Carvel (£12.50)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701139293]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slight rubbing at the top corners of the DJ otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Includes a letter from Dick Garrett, Features Editor at The Standard, to Brian Walden as a review copy. From the cover: “The most odious man in Britain — The Sun. This opinion of Ken Livingstone is shared by most of Fleet Street, Mrs Thatcher and the Conservative Party, and a fair proportion of the Labour Party — but not by a large percentage of the British public. For this is the man who came second only to the Pope m the BBC’s Man of the Year poll and whose integrity and disarming honesty have won him as many friends as enemies.”Notes: Jacket designed by Donald McPherson. Size: 8" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: ken livingstone red ken radical-populist hero labour leader political convictions glc politicians 942.1085’092’4 da676.8.l5 local government conservative ministers greater london council political flair campaign for labour party democracy london transport greater london enterprise board camden chairman housing brent east selection contest ilea leadership battle labour party nec local government act local government planning and land act marshall inquiry greater london militant tendency rate-capping revolutionary communist party socialist campaign for labour victory socialist labour league socialist workers party tatchell workers’ revolurionary party
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Colonel Parke of Virginia: "The Greatest Hector in the Town": A Biography by Helen Hill Miller (£12.50)Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0912697873]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A couple of very small dings to the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Colonel Daniel Parke shocked his colonial Virginia neighbours by bringing home a mistress from England and flaunting her presence among the gentry.

He quarrelled with the Bishop of London’s commissary in Williamsburg, dragging his wife out of a pew in Bruton Parish Church.

In England he sought a seat in the House of Commons and was censured for election methods that were corrupt even by the standards of Restoration England.

He carried the news of Marlborough’s momentous victory at Blenheim back to London and Queen Anne gave him a gold locket encrusted with diamonds.

He sought to break up the smuggling trade in the Leeward Islands, while simultaneously playing fast and loose with other men’s wives. Eventually he was murdered by a mob.

In this first full-scale biography of the notorious Daniel Parke II of Virginia, Helen Hill Miller details the fascinating and sometimes appalling life of a reckless, ambitious man who cut a wide swath on several continents, left a will that scandalized his executors, and, paradoxically, numbered among his descendants some of the most distinguished and respected figures in Virginian and American life.

To tell Parke’s story, Miller combed through records in the United States, England, and Bavaria, turning up material that fills in crucial gaps in his life. Steeped in colonial American and English history, meticulously researched yet written clearly and gracefully for general readers, Colonel Parke of Virginia will henceforth be the standard life of a noteworthy historical figure.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". White Spine Strip with Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XX] 232 pages. Tags: parke daniel 1664 5-1710 family politicians virginia biography spanish succession war 1701-1714 campaigns colonial administrators great britain history period 1600-1775 autobiography park helen hill miller 0912697873 first editions firsts printings 1st
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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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From Atlanta to the sea by William T. Sherman (£12.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1961Binding: Hardback - in Slip Case Condition: Very Good - in Good+ Slipcase. Slipcase rubbed at head. Spine dulled. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 9" x 6¾". Blue & Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Tags: lieutenant-general muzzle-loading breech-loader confederates' confederacy's entrenchments smooth-bore chattanooga breastworks telegraphy Washington fire-power remarkable protective goldsboro' operations pocotaligo shenandoah mcclellan, mcallister commanders mcdowell's nashville Jefferson utilizing carolinas sea-power advantage president tecumseh trenches savannah captured defences american generals railroad richmond mountain yorktown campaign increase columbia raleigh capture sherman coastal leaving tearing greater federal
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Hitler: The Victory That Nearly Was by Bruce Quarrie (£12.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780715392157]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. What would have happened if… Hitler hadn’t invaded Russia and divided his offence… Malta had been captured… Rommel had been given the troops he needed for the successful invasion of Africa? Now, for the first time, this book assesses the situations which could have affected the course of history had Hitler made the correct decisions. In a work that has been exhaustively researched, credible and authoritative alternatives are presented that outline the battle movements and strategies that would have led to victory had they been followed.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 208 pages. Tags: Rommel Hitler Africa Malta Russia
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Horatio Nelson: A Short Biography by Russell Grenfell (£12.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine. Leans heavily. Bookplate to ffep partially removed. Text bright and tight.Description: First in this edition, a re-issue and revised with 6 half-tone illustrations and 4 pages of battle diagrams. Originally entitled Nelson the Sailor, the book was first published in 1949, revised by the author with a Postscript to the Second Edition in 1952, and reprinted. Diagrams: The Battle of St. Vincent; The Battle of the Nile; The Battle of Copenhagen; the Battle of Trafalgar; Plates: Bust of Nelson (by Flaxman); ‘Nelson’s Patent Bridge’; The Opening Phase of the Battle of the Nile; The Battle of Copenhagen; Trafalgar. The Victory Sailing into Action;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Captain S. W. Roskill, R. N.. Size: 8" x 5¼". 247 pages. Tags: Grenfell nelson royal navy sailor naval battles
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Men and Women: Feminism and Anti-Feminism Today by Kenneth Hudson (£12.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715342983]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy rubbing to the edges and tanning to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: From the cover: “Today’s anti-feminism in Europe and America takes varied and often subtle forms — from downright exploitation of women as sexual playthings to patronising denial of their capacity to hold the more responsible jobs. It has deep historical and psychological roots, and the fact that it often goes unrecognised for what it is, even by its perpetrators, does not mitigate the impoverishment of society which it causes.

This lively, readable and often humorous book examines the causes and effects of discrimination against women in different spheres. The author finds that although contraception, better educational opportunities and a keen demand for workers, has left western women freer than they have ever been to lead the lives they choose, this freedom is creating its own problems. Men must adjust their traditional image of themselves as boss and breadwinner; women struggle to reconcile male methods and standards in business politics or sex relations, with their own different values and approach.

This study should help clarify muddled thinking on a highly-charged subject. Where false inequalities are seen for what they are, where woman is regarded neither as a mere sexual object nor as identical with man, then the rich potential of human beings in partnership begins to become apparent.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 187 pages. Tags: abolitionist access acts american anti-feminism anti-slavery asa association benevolent berkman biographies birth blackwell brady britain butler cady campaign career caroline catalysts child circumstances collected college committee comstock congress contagious contraception custody davies diaphragm dilemma diseases distressed double education educational elizabeth elmy emancipation emily emma employment fanny feminism feminists florence founds
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The 1 Glory — The Royal Navy 1914-1939 by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340623012]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the flap: “The author, an acclaimed historian, pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1939. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service. This book is a memorable and moving testament to the courage, spirit, skill and irrepressible humour of those who have served in the Navy in the first part of this century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: submarines surface fleet air arm royal marines women’s naval service navy anti-submarine helicopters long-range maritime patrol aircraft navies forces effective shipping protection war dockyard nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine polaris hms type frigates corvus broadband chaff rocket sea harriers 800 squadron king helicopter marine divers commando training offshore vessel fireman
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The Age of Arthur: A History of the British Isles from 350 to 650 by John Morris (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “With The Age of Arthur John Morris was the first professional historian to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the scattered evidence concerning the infant years of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, their influence upon each other and their relationship with Europe. His highly-praised history is now the classic account of the British Isles from the 4th to the 7th Centuries, from the fall of Rome to the conquest of Britain by the English.

Britain in the 4th century was a wealthy and integral part of the sophisticated Roman empire, when those same factors that destroyed the empire brought civil war to Britain. The first English in Britain, the barbarian troops employed by the Roman government, mutinied in the 440s. After fifty years of intermittent struggle they were finally overcome by the British, led by Arthur, who restored the forms and institutions of imperial Rome. But Arthur lacked the foundation of the integrated Roman economy, and his empire dissolved into rival warlord kingdoms. Continuing wars enabled the English to rebel for a second time and, between 570 and 600, to master most of what is now England.

The seventy-five years of British supremacy bequeathed the legend of Arthur and inspired a movement away from warlord tyranny into monastic society. The British victory gave the British Isles an independent future. The British (called Welsh by the English) retained their identity in Wales, but in England were slowly absorbed by the English. Monastic Christianity bound together the English, the Welsh, the Irish and the peoples of the future Scotland in a common religious outlook, linked with Europe.

The book begins with a survey of 5th century history as a whole to the death of Arthur, and then traces the separate history of the four nations. In a final section the author examines and analyses religion, ideas, learning, economy and society, and explores their change and evolution..”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 665 pages. Tags: arthur king great britain history roman period -449 anglo-saxon 449-1066 dates covered 350-650 arthurian romances sources british irish bce 1000 1500 isles antiquities celtic 1066 europe medieval ireland 1172 john morris first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War by Jonathan Dimbleby (£12.50)Publisher: London: Viking — 2015Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780241186602]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [6];

From the cover: “The Battle of the Atlantic was crucial to the Allied victory in the Second World War. If the German U-boats had prevailed, the maritime artery across the Atlantic would have been severed. Britain would have been forced to submit to the Nazis. It would have been impossible to mount the invasion of Europe in June 1944: there would have been no D-Day.

When we contemplate the great struggles of 1939-45, the Blitz, El Alamein, Stalingrad, Arnhem and Berlin invariably come to mind. Yet without the defeat of the U-boats in the Atlantic, those battles could not have been fought, let alone won. In the words of Winston Churchill: The Battle of the Atlantic was the dominating factor all through the war… everything happening elsewhere, on land, at sea, or in the air, depended ultimately on its outcome.

Interweaving the stories of those on both sides who fought at sea with those of their political and military leaders, Jonathan Dimbleby creates a thrilling narrative that uniquely places the campaign in its global context. Challenging conventional wisdom on the role of Intelligence and on Churchill’s bombing campaign, The Battle of the Atlantic tells the story of the decisions that led to victory, and the horror and humanity of life on those perilous seas.

It is a gripping tale that transforms our understanding of the Second World War.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 530 pages. Tags: britain royal navy war 1939-1945 campaigns atlantic ocean naval operations british german narratives military history battles second european 9780241186602
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The Giants by Richard Whittingham (£12.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 1987Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0671655361]Condition: Very Good. Corners of the wraps slightly dog-eared otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “This authorised history of the Giants, supplemented by more than 300 photographs, recounts the ups and downs of the team since its inception. It describes the deeds of its great players from the past, Ken Strong, Shipwreck Kelly, Tom Landry, Frank Gifford, Rosey Grier, Pat Summerall, Charlie Conerly, Y. A. Little and Jim Thorpe and Century Milstead from the charter team. Today’s heroes are represented by Lawrence Taylor, Phil Simms, Harry Carson, Joe Morris, Jun Buri, Mark Bavaro and many more. It profiles the coaches and the memorable games and captures the excitement of the championships. A special feature is the six photo essays of the Giants in action over the past thirty years, including eight pages m colour of the Giants’ victory in Super Bowl XXI.”Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". 276 pages. Tags: refrigerator cheerleaders interception conferences quarterback possession linebacker buccaneers regulation intercepts groundsmen lineman’s formation cardinals secondary galloping positions divisions scrimmage defensive backfield deceptive touchdown offensive linebacks goal-line american shut-out backward time-out turnover fullback redskins official chargers daylight overtime patriots halfback seahawks blockers football player’s receiver steelers advanced dolphins national required drawplay illegal
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The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal: Exploring the Ghost Fleet of the South Pacific by Robert D. Ballard with Rick Archbold (£12.50)Publisher: New York: Warner Books — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0446516368]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily to the top corners which are near frayed, which is sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “IRON BOTTOM SOUND… IT GETS ITS NAME FROM ALL the ships that sank there. From August to November of 1942 the tropical waters off the small island of Guadalcanal were the scene of some of the fiercest sea battles of World War II. Fifty years later, Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the Titanic and the Bismarck, took his exploration team to Guadalcanal. Their goal was not one ship but an entire naval battlefield. On board were some of the men who had served on those ships that now lay beneath Iron Bottom Sound. The memories of these survivors help tell a powerful, poignant story of men and ships and war.

The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal re-creates the whole story of the campaign that changed the course of the Pacific war. For all the fame of its air and land battles, Guadalcanal is also a compelling story of sailors and warships. In fact, more Americans died in Guadalcanal waters than on land. The terror and confusion of night naval action is conveyed here in gripping chapters that describe first the bitter American defeat in the Battle of Savo Island and then the struggle to eventual victory in the climactic Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. We then descend in Ballard’s submarine to view scenes of American, Australian, and Japanese ships lying together on the ocean floor, their guns still eerily pointing at each other.

With over 300 illustrations, this book has all the pictorial richness that helped make bestsellers of Robert Ballard’s two previous books, The Discovery of the Titanic and The Discovery of the Bismarck. Haunting pictures of the wrecks are paired with photographs of the ships in their prime; a spectacular full-page foldout reveals the USS Quincy and the Canberra, painted in accurate detail by maritime artist Ken Marschall. Full-colour maps and diagrams plus a host of paintings and present-day photographs help to both re-create this extraordinary chapter in the history of the Pacific war and convey the excitement of modern underwater exploration.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 227 pages. Tags: underwater archaeology solomon islands guadalcanal island shipwrecks marine naval engineering ships operations actions pacific ocean second war salvage battle historic sites
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The Penguin Book of War: Great Military Writings by John Keegan (£12.50)Publisher: Viking — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670852996]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: From the preface: “This anthology has been designed to exemplify these contrasting military traditions. Many who read it will understandably be horrified by the record of inhumanity that the testimonies from the non-European world depict. The history of all forms of warfare is, however, essentially inhumane. That should be the message of this collection of warrior words from the European and non-European worlds.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 492 pages. Tags: british military theorist boer war transvaal republic british regular army orange free state military code hostilities clean war military cultures heroic age greek world trojan war magnanimity victory chivalry armies hand-held weapons phalanx battlefield roman republic roman empire crusades jerusalem muslim warriors gunpowder military development ottoman empire siege malta habsburg dutch maritime empire red indians first world war maritime colonialism colonialized peoples chinese civil war resistance movements
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The Unfinished Revolution by Philip Gould (£12.50)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316644781]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 black and white photographs. From the flap: “It took Labour fourteen years, three elections and three party leaders before they did it. The party's triumph on 1 May 1997 was not only a total repudiation of the Tories but also the apotheosis of a revolution within Labour — and a complete vindication of those who had brought it about. Provocative, unguarded and illuminating, and including the first inside account of Labour’s 1997 election victory as well as the author’s insights into the ‘black arts’ of modern political campaigning, The Unfinished Revolution is essential reading for anyone interested in Blair’s Labour Party, and its — and Britain’s — future.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 434 pages. Tags: modernisers campaigning chancellor leadership hattersley skeletons manifesto political mandelson cupboard election campaign hustings millbank campbell mcdonagh patricia bradshaw minister alastair margaret prescott downing general kinnock charlie harriet kaufman michael hewitt gerald healey modern clause within labour unions gordon harman street hunter philip whelan poster prime blair smith david tower peter major gould julie denis brown tony hall 1987 neil anji john 1992 1997 foot the roy new
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They Saw it Happen 1897-1940 by Asa Briggs (£12.50)Publisher: Basil Blackwell — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 3rd Impression. From the flap: “Recent history springs to life most vividly in eyewitness accounts of men and events. In this volume Asa Briggs collects a large number of such accounts covering the crowded period from Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee to Sir Winston Churchill's assumption of office in 1940.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 512 pages. Tags: boer war queen vlctoria edwardian poverty district railway revolution transport edwardian leeds edwardian politics joseph chamberlain tariff reform campaign chamberlain smith llberal revival rise labour asquith lloyd george parliament act suffragettes industrial warfare tillett mann social legislation labour exchanges naval rivalry scott the south pole delhi
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Vietnam: Conflict And Controversy by Paul Elliott (£12.50)Publisher: Arms & Armour — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1854093202]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Very slightly ruffled edges of dustwrapper. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. An account of the mistakes and misjudgements committed by the White House, the Pentagon and the field commanders during the Vietnam War.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: agency airborne american apache arvn asia asian bassac battaillon bien binh binhxuyen bolovens border bragg brigadebac bunard bureau cam cambodia camp central chi chieu china chinese cia cochin commando communists conflict danang dates defence defoliation deuxieme diem dien doan dong eastern farmgate forces fort giap guerrillas gurkhas hanoi-haiphong highway
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