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The Fiction-Makers by Anne Stevenson (£54.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0192119729]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with offset to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Top edge of the text block slightly spotted.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. A review copy, with the review slip laid in. From the cover: “Anne Stevenson’s new collection has primarily to do with memory, with how the language of imagination shapes histories and lives. The title poem is a serio-comic consideration of how quickly present time becomes the past. Other poems celebrate the deep continuities between generations, and the presence, in our ‘fictions’, of the dead. Here are extremes of joy and sorrow, balanced in the subtle rhythms Anne Stevenson uses to keep her experience both close and clear. No poet writing today is more conscious of the sound of poems or of how meaning is implicated in sound.

Anne Stevenson now lives in an ex-pit village near Durham, and many of these poems celebrate the stubborn life of northern England. At the core of the book, however, is the death of her friend and fellow poet, Frances Horovitz, for whom the much-admired ‘Willow Song’ was written. The book ends with an autobiographical satire based on Le Petit Testament of Francois Villon.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 64 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity american anthologies aristotle’s art assonance authors bard biblical book canzone century choice cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable form free ghazal haiku history hymns incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rhythm rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile society sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza texts traditions uses verse versifier villanelle western women
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History of Jewish Philosophy by Edited by Daniel H. Frank & Oliver Leaman (£54.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0415080649]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Volume 2 in the series.

From the cover: “Jewish philosophy is often presented as an addendum to Jewish religion rather than as a rich and varied tradition in its own right, but the History of Jewish Philosophy explores the entire scope and variety of Jewish philosophy from philosophical interpretations of the Bible right up to contemporary Jewish feminist and postmodernist thought. The links between Jewish philosophy and its wider cultural context are stressed, building up a comprehensive and historically sensitive view of Jewish philosophy and its place in the development of philosophy as a whole.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Routledge History of World Philosophies series. [XII] 934 pages. Tags: leaman 0415080649 routledge history world philosophies 9780415080644 jewish philosophy judaism western oriental indian eastern surveys religious religion theology
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A Drop Too Many by John Frost (£53.00)Publisher: Sphere — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0722136900]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps, upper wrap lightly creased. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A controversial soldier and an inspired leader, Major-General John Frost took the Second Battalion of the Parachute Regiment on its dare-devil attack to capture prime enemy radar positions in the action immortalized by its courage and strategy and known as the Bruneval Raid. From there he commanded troops in North Africa, Italy and finally on the ill-fated mission to Arnhem. As High Command slept Frost’s men mounted a pre-emptive strike which had the SS Panzer grenadiers on the run and which would have won the day — but for a chain reaction of tragic errors. What went wrong? Here at last is the real story behind the Arnhem disaster — and the subsequent redrawing of the map of Europe.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 271 pages. Tags: observations netherlands narratives regimental operations histories parachute campaigns battalion biography regiment generals personal western britain arnhem battle frost world front great army war
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Bibliography of Modern American Philosophers by John G. Slater (£44.00)Publisher: London & New York: Thoemmes Continuum — 2006Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1843711338]Condition: Near Fine. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 2005]

From the cover: “This is the single most important collection of bibliographical data on American philosophy in the modern period. No other reference work or encyclopaedia has such complete listings of both major and minor works, of no less than eight-hundred philosophers. This 3-volume set includes exhaustive listings of all works published by the thinker in question, and also lists of secondary sources. Based on contents of the Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto, which acquired Slater’s collection some time ago that has the most comprehensive holdings of modern Anglo-American philosophy in the world. This will be an indispensable, one-stop reference for everyone researching modern philosophy, and is therefore a must-buy for all university libraries and other reference libraries with holdings in philosophy.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 329,331-673,675-1018 pages. Tags: american 19th century bibliography, american 20th century bibliography, american bibliography, western philosophy, reference bibliographies indexes, philosophy reference, books written john slater
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Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation, Works 1914-1940 by Robert Kudielka with an essay by Bridget Riley (£36.00)Publisher: Hayward Gallery in association with Lund Humphries — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853322245]Condition: Very Good+. Description: From the cover: “Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation explores diversity as the mainspring of Klee’s creative practice. Drawing on Klee’s own classifications for his work, along with those of distinguished Klee scholars, this book traces the development of the artist’s rich visual language not as a single line of enquiry but as a series of movements, counter-movements and interconnections.

By the time of his death in 1940, Klee was an acknowledged modern master, his fame and influence both as an artist and a teacher recognized throughout the western world. However, his work lost prominence for

many years from the early 1960s, re-emerging into view only fairly recently. Today, taste and cultural climate appear to have changed and the breadth and significance of Klee’s work is once again heralded.

Featuring an essay by Robert Kudielka, Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the Universitat der Kiinste, Berlin, along with a personal response to Klee’s work by renowned British artist, Bridget Riley, this book brings to the fore the seminal role Klee had in the development of twentieth-century art and asserts the continuing relevance of his work today.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". 204 pages. Tags: klee paul 1879-1940 catalogs exhibitions studies criticism and interpretation painting modern 20th century switzerland great britain modernism art painters german swiss design styles from 1960 individual artists monographs history robert kudielka with essay bridget riley 1853322245
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Soviet Risk-taking and Crisis Behavior: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis by Hannes Adomeit (£34.00)Publisher: London, Boston & Sydney: George Allen & Unwin — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0043350437]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper nicked at the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Under what conditions is the Soviet leadership prepared to take risks in the conduct of its international affairs? Does Soviet behaviour in crises conform to the commonly accepted ‘rules’ or ‘conventions’ of crisis management? How important are threats, ultimatums and military pressure for the achievement of Soviet objectives? These are questions which have often been asked in the West by political leaders and academic specialists, but they have never been systematically analyzed. In this book Hannes Adomeit provides such an analysis.

Detailed examination of the two Berlin crises forms the empirical background against which comparisons are made with the role of the Soviets in other crises-in Cuba, the Middle East, in Vietnam and in Afghanistan -as well as with patterns of Soviet intervention in Eastern Europe. Dr Adomeit shows that successive Soviet leaderships, whether headed by Stalin, Khrushchev or Brezhnev, have acted as though guided by a set of firm ‘operational principles’. These principles and patterns of Soviet crisis behaviour are explained by the interplay of four factors: an ideology requiring constant political initiative; a wide interpretation of security interests; diverse and growing military power; and the centralizing features of the Soviet system. Together they add up to certain advantages over Western pluralist systems; in particular, they can result in successful strategic deception and surprise.

Soviet Risk-taking and Crisis Behaviour will help the general reader to understand the nature of the Soviet challenge in the years ahead and the practitioner of politics to chart the difficult but necessary course between dangerous complacency and equally dangerous over-reaction to Soviet initiatives. Above all, it will be indispensable for students and specialists in international and comparative politics, since it relates theoretical notions of risk and crisis to actual Soviet foreign policy-combining strategic analysis with bureaucratic models of decision-making.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Marshall D. Shulman. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Studies of the Russian Institute Columbia University series. [VIII] 377 pages. Tags: studies russian soviet union politics government policies leaders risks international geographical conflict superpowers military nato warsaw pact behaviour leaders’ awareness crisis
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The South African Connection by Donald Tripp (£33.00)Publisher: Autoprint Publishing Company, Essex — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0947596046]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Promoters' sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: From the cover: “This powerfully written, fast moving contemporary thriller with a political background, is set in South Africa and London. It concerns missing highly secret documents that could embarrass the South African Government. The Author who lived many years in South Africa has not only created the atmosphere of tension, intrigue and violence that exists in South Africa, but has given a masterly insight into the secret forces at work, both in that country and Europe in order to maintain White Afrikaander supremacy for all times. It tells of the sinister activities of the Bureau of State Security (B. O. S. S. ) and the Broederbond a secret Afrikaander society. This is an exciting story about Roger Skey, a private agent, who is sent to South Africa to track down and obtain the documents. and Moira de Villiers a beautiful B. O. S. S. agent. It also reveals the true views of many western politicians and business executives of international corporations who want South Africa to remain under the control of the ‘Whites’.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Pale Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Tags: fiction mystery south africa afrikaan secret services donald tripp 0947596046 first editions firsts printings 1st
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A Fortunate Soldier by Ken Perkins (£32.00)Publisher: London: Brassey's Defence Publishers — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0080347622]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “This is the story of a soldier, Major General Ken Perkins, CB, MBE, DFC, who rose from the ranks to hold a number of important positions. It is a chronicle of an unusual career spent in pursuit of excitement which included, early on, flying as a pilot during the Korean War, and, much later, command of Arab, British and Iranian forces during counter-insurgency operations which preserved the Straits of Hormuz for the Western World. Even a desk in Whitehall proved amusing, particularly when Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister.

In the course of this career he was awarded, in addition to his British decorations, the Hashemite Order of Independence, the Order of Oman and the Selangor Distinguished Conduct Medal. He leaves us at sixty launching into a new life: a second marriage to a business adversary, and a second family.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Field Marshal the Lord Bramall. Size: 9¼" x 6". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XIII] 198 pages. Tags: britain army history military 20th century experiences unit armed forces armies civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency operations resistance unconventional warfare malaysia muscat oman british aviation malaya malayan emergency staff royal artillery regiments brigades dhofar defence policy air corps camberley 0080347622 9780080347622
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The Church, Universal And Local: Being Mainly A Survey Of Bible Teaching, With Some Application To The Present Day by A. M. Stibbs (£32.00)Publisher: Church Book Room Press — 1948Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a small nick to the head of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “This book is the first of a series of manuals designed to provide clear positive teaching on various aspects of Churchmanship — both of faith and practice — as interpreted by the Evangelical tradition within the Church of England.

In this volume the Rev. Alan M. Stibbs, Vice-Principal of Oakhill Theological College, presents a fresh examination of the teaching of Holy Scripture concerning the Church of God, expounding its essential place in the divine economy and its local expression in the life of the Christian Community. The study is based in some measure upon the writer’s missionary experience in Western China.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue & White boards with Blue & White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Living Church Manuals series. 117 pages. Tags: Church Biblical teaching.
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Medieval Sculpture by Roberto Salvini (£31.00)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718105788]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge dye has run slightly on the first blank and pastedown. Slight and light spotting to the start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Jacket illustration: Gothic Pieta from Seeon, Bavaria c. 1420-30. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “The history of medieval sculpture in Western Europe is often described as a gradual rediscovery of technical skill and naturalism. In this volume, the author approaches his subject from a different angle, tracing the development of sculpture against a background of changing political, social and religious structures and in relation to the growth of written and spoken languages. He demonstrates that a new kind of sculpture, a humble, popular style which developed from Roman provincial sculpture, appeared and existed side by side with courtly styles which preserved or rediscovered much of the dignity of Late Classical art.

As feudalism declined, this dichotomy between the popular and courtly disappeared. The first literary Romance languages took root and regional Romanesque styles developed, identified with religious architecture and sculptors like Gislebertus, Wiligelmo and Antelami.

In the Gothic age, national idioms developed in the figurative arts as France, England and Germany became unified monarchical states. In Italy a national consciousness, on a cultural level, evolved; with it are associated the sculptors of the Pisano family and the cathedrals they decorated in Pisa and Siena.

As the Renaissance flowered in Italy and southern France, the Late Gothic style continued in the north, especially in Germany, where the work of Riemen-schneider and Veil Stoss is outstanding in this period.

This volume, spanning over 1,000 years from the fifth to the fifteenth century, contains a remarkable selection of illustrations which follow closely the historical development and represent the finest examples of Medieval art.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Peter & Linda Murray. Size: 9¾" x 8¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the History of Western Sculpture series. 368 pages. Tags: 0718105788 history western sculpture medieval brunelleschi donatello middle ages romanesque gothic naturalism naturalism constantinian reliefs barbaric jewellery illumination metalwork ornamentation roman byzantine art
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In the Company of Heroes by William Blanning (£29.00)Publisher: Self Published — 2006Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with heavy scuffing to the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “This is the story of the young men, and in some cases not so young men, of Radstock and the surrounding villages who fought and died in the Great War on the Western Front, on the high seas, and in warmer climes. It is a privilege to be asked by William Blanning to write the forward to his excellent work, which will preserve for the future the memory of their sacrifice.

Four hundred and sixty soldiers, sailors and airmen from the Radstock area lost their lives, the first being killed in action on 1st September 1914 at Saintines and the last at Presau on 2nd November 1918, just nine days before the Armistice. Both served in their county regiment, The Somerset Light Infantry, as did many of those who died. It will come, however, as a surprise to some readers that so many served in other regiments and corps, in some cases having been transferred from the county regiment. Amongst the regiments whose names appear frequently are the Coldstream Guards, Grenadier Guards, Gloucestershire Regiment and Royal Artillery.

The book describes well the major events of the war as a background to the personal family tragedies which are recorded. It is a testament to the time and care the author has taken in researching his subject. The results of all his hard work over several years will be an enormous benefit to those wishing to know more about the part played by the people of the Radstock area in the first of the great wars of the 20th Century. It is one of a number of such ‘local Somerset’ books recently published and adds to our collective knowledge. It will be invaluable to local historians and to students alike.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Elliot. Size: 11¼" x 8". 396 pages. Tags: great war, western front, radstock midsomer norton camerton clandown, somerset light infantry, history genealogy, somerset book honour, somerset county war memorial, somerset regiments, west country parishes, books written william blanning, books introduced david elliot
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The Lamberhurst Book of Remembrance by Barbara Uren (£29.00)Publisher: Self Published — 1989Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled, slightly dog-eared at the top corner. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¼". 164 pages. Tags: uren east sussex england great britain memorial boards parish church died war battlefields western front gallipoli mesopotamia iraq military medal royal air force one tank regiment burma siam railway river kwai
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A Fox-Hunting Anthology: Selections from the Writers of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries by Introduced & Compiled by E. D. [Edward William Dirom] Cuming (£28.00)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1928Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Faded heavily at the spine. Rubbed at head, tail and tips. Lightly shaken. Light spotting throughout.Description: Pleasant colour frontispiece with further black & white plates throughout.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XXV] 227 pages. Tags: and animals aspects britain collected ethical fox from game great hunting moral philosophy recreation shooting sports western works
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Maimonides by Abraham Joshua Heschel (£28.00)Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux — 1982Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Top edges of text block spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: He was the preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher and one of the greatest Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. He worked as a rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Spain, Morocco and Egypt. With the contemporary Muslim sage Averroes, he promoted and developed the philosophical tradition of Aristotle. As a result, Maimonides and Averroes would gain a prominent and controversial influence in the West, where Aristotelian thought had been lost for centuries. Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas were notable Western readers of Maimonides. (Source: Wikipedia I’m sorry to say…)Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black & Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 273 pages. Tags: Moses Maimonides rabbis Egypt biography philosophers jewish palestine israel educational reform fostat messianic yearning epistle yemen sutta aristotle arabesques abraham joshua heschelhe erich reiss lotte jacobi aaron ben meshullam lunel abassites abu’l-ma’ali abu yakub yussuf albertus magnus al-malik-al-muzaffar almohades almoravites amakic antiochus epiphanes asceticism astrology astronomy babylonian exile baghdad iraq ben-asher
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Regional Development: Problems and Policies in Eastern and Western Europe by George Demko (£28.00)Publisher: Croom Helm — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709908512]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of DJ faintly ruffled. A very nice copy.Description: This brings together papers concerned with the problems of regional development in both Eastern and Western Europe.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 283 pages. Tags: Government Authorities 0709908512
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The Explorers Guild Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird, with Kevin Costner & Stephen Meyer (£28.00)Publisher: New York: Atria Books — 2015Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781471153723]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Developed by Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, this is a magnificently produced, illustrative adventure story about a clandestine society of rogue voyagers on a mission to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Behind the staid public rooms of an old world gentlemen’s club operates a more mysterious organization: The Explorers’ Guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely journey to those places in which light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth. The secrets they seek are hidden in mountain ranges and lost in deserts, buried in the ocean floor and lodged deep in polar ice.

The aim of The Explorers’ Guild: to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Set against the backdrop of World War I, with Western Civilization on the edge of calamity, the first instalment in The Explorers’ Guild series, A Passage to Shambhala, concerns the Guild’s quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion. The Explorers’ Guild is a rare publishing opportunity, powered by the creative passion of one of the world’s true storytelling masters, Kevin Costner.”
Notes: Illustrated by Rick Ross. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Illustrated Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIII] 770 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st fantasy explorers shambhala adventure 9781471153723
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The Heritage of French Cookery by Annie Hubert-Bare (£28.00)Publisher: Limited Editions — 1993Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0091781760]Condition: Good+. Knocked at head, tail and corners. Gently faded at the spine. Offset from the frontis on the title page. Text bright and tight otherwise.Description: Recipes by The Scotto Sisters. From the introduction: “French cuisine has influenced every Western cuisine, to the extent that it has become an international symbol of prestige and quality. This grand culinary tradition, many centuries old, is an integral part of our culture. But by what route did France become the cradle of gastronomy? Certainly, this magnificent country is blessed with one of the most temperate of climates and an extraordinary abundance and diversity of produce from its different regions. But the existence of one of the world’s greatest gastronomies cannot be explained simply by the presence of fine produce; it needs its practitioners. Many people through the centuries have helped effect a slow transformation, and forged the characteristics of a tradition of fine cooking and eating that continues to evolve today.” Pictorial boards.Notes: Size: 13½" x 9¾". 256 pages. Tags: pork poultry game carving cuisine french culinary beauvais cheeses gastronomy fontainebleau grande cuisine spices roux food preparation cuisine bourgeoist marin menon parisian cafes camembert gourmands suppers french cooking cordon bleu
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University Verses 1910 - 1927 by W. MacNeile Dixon (£28.00)Publisher: Students Representative Council — 1927Binding: Hardback Signed by the Author.Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with several small puncture marks to the upper board. Tanning to the pastedowns and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: An anthology from the Glasgow University Magazine. Number 85 of a limited edition of 100 copies. Signed by the author on the first blank and hand-numbered.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 151 pages. Tags: signed books author signatures poetry canto sonnet ode elegy limerick couplet epic lyricist versifier bard poets poetry poems lyrics stanzas verse doggerel free verse nursery rhyme assonance poetry literary art evocative qualities poetic drama hymns lyrics prose poetry aristotle’s poetics uses speech verse form alliteration, onomatopoeia rhythm incantatory effects ambiguity
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An Illustrated History of the First World War by John Keegan (£27.00)Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 037541259X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the bottom corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 432 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 campaigns belgium france european history first military battles defence operations europe western front august
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Australia: Land of Many Dreams by Lyall Rowe (£27.00)Publisher: Colour Library Books For Gordon & Gotch — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 086283158X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Small crease at top edge of lower panel. Slipcase slightly scuffed in a couple of places. A pleasing copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “For a country which can claim less than a century of nationhood Australia has a fantastic history which has the power to fascinate and enthral. Many thousands of years ago the very first Australians made their way to the vast southern continent on fragile rafts and boats. The nomadic Aborigines created a lifestyle which was rich in culture, but which made little use of the land's vast potential. Intriguing insights into the story of this nation and the character of the people are provided by the fascinating text and glorious full-colour photographs in this book.”Notes: Size: 11" x 13". Brown boards with Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: australia aborigines captain cook new south wales captain james cook cape york queensland van diemen’s land tasmania victoria northern territory norfolk island cocos keeling islands christmas island coral sea island macdonnell islands australian antarctic territory southern hemisphere climatic conditions western australia queensland great dividing range commonwealth parliament kanakas gold rush immigration restriction act anzac day canberra tasmania joseph lyons hobart flying doctor service qantas australian labor party burley griffin sir joseph cook sydney harbour
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Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism and Realism by Edited by James Conant & Urszula M. Zeglen (£27.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 2002Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0415256054]Condition: Near Fine. Description: From the cover: “One of the most influential contemporary philosophers, Hilary Putnam’s involvement in philosophy spans philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ontology and epistemology and logic. This specially commissioned collection discusses his contribution to the realist and pragmatist debate. Hilary Putnam comments on the issues raised in each article, making it invaluable for any scholar of his work.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. In the Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy series. [IX] 242 pages. Tags: eglen routledge studies twentieth-century philosophy putnam hilary pragmatism realism spans mind language ontology epistemology logic philosophers western history surveys 0415256054 9780415256056 191
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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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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 People's Representatives: Electoral Systems in the Asia-Pacific Region by Edited by Graham Hassall & Cheryl Saunders (£24.50)Publisher: St. Leonards: Allen & Unwin — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1864482583]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “The Asia-Pacific region is undergoing political transformation, loosely termed democratisation, at a pace unparalleled in history. This geographical grouping of nations with extremely disparate histories and cultures is also undergoing profound economic change.

The People’s Representatives surveys one defining aspect of political systems during a period of considerable stress. Twenty-three scholars from across the region examine the workings of the process by which competing interests gain a place at the bargaining table. In doing so, they indicate the points where traditional approaches to democratic governance are and are not meeting the demands placed upon them. They describe a moment in the development of new hybrid forms of political expression which test the capacity of current theories based on Western experience.

These studies place these forms of political expression within the context of their constitutional arrangements. They also suggest the extent to which countries in the Asia-Pacific region share common goals. They demonstrate how electoral systems play a significant role in reducing conflict in rapidly changing societies and thereby contribute to political stability and steadily expanding prosperity.

The nations of this dynamic region are playing a growing role in global politics. The People’s Representatives provides an understanding of their domestic politics and highlights some of the serious challenges that remain.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 265 pages. Tags: representative government representation asia, legislative bodies asia, elections asia, democracy asia, government representation asia, constitutional law asia, asia politics government, asia constitutional law, books written graham hassall cheryl saunders
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Eighth Army: El Alamein to the River Sangro by Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery (£24.00)Publisher: Printing and Stationery Service, British Army of the Rhine — 1946Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised and shaken with the spine strip detached and missing. The fold-outs, all present, have been badly folded resulting in creasing to the leading edges with tears to several. A reference or working copy. Description: An account of the activities of the Eighth Army, 13 August 1942 to 31 December 1943. Illustrated by way of: Maps [17] of which 1 is to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 158 pages. Tags: military unit histories armed forces great britain army group 21st eighth world war 1939-1945 campaigns western front africa north regimental second british 8th armies desert rats autobiography individual personal experiences field marshal sir bernard montgomery
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Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and Its Peoples, 8000 BC-1500 AD by Barry Cunliffe (£24.00)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 019969110X]Condition: Very Good. Slight ding to the head of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Colour photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “In this highly illustrated book Barry Cunliffe focuses on the western rim of Europe — the Atlantic façade — an area stretching from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Isles of Shetland. We are shown how original and inventive the communities were, and how they maintained their own distinctive identities often over long spans of time. Covering the period from the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, c. 8000 BC, to the voyages of discovery c. AD 1500, he uses this last half millennium more as a well-studied test case to help the reader better understand what went before.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [VII] 600 pages. Tags: cunliffe 019969110x civilization ancient medieval atlantic coast europe history antiquities european bce anthropology western continental prehistory ocean ethnology archaeology maritime social science human geography 9780199691104 500 1000 1500
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The Eye of Man: Form and Content in Western Painting by Selden Rodman (£24.00)Publisher: New York: Devin-Adair — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and gubby with rubbing to the spine ends and corners. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pastedowns and endpapers browned with pencil doodles to the rear pastedown and blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “This is the book on modern art that a new generation has been waiting for.

In these pages, inflated artistic reputations are punctured, the heads of revered critics topple, and sacrosanct movements are exposed to the glaring test of their capacity for reflecting and creating life. But, most important, Mr. Rodman describes the achievements and aims of a new group of painters who express human and spiritual values without sacrificing the vital knowledge attained by the great formalists from Cezanne to Matisse.

The Eye of Man argues powerfully for that dynamic, expressive art which avoids the pretentiousness of purely formal painting without content, and which never is debased to the level of mere illustration.

Asserting that our age has carried private painting to extremes that have caused an almost complete lack of communication between artist and public, Selden Rodman passionately affirms the place of recognizable content and spiritual values in painting.

In the course of his argument, Mr. Rodman reassesses Western art from the Byzantines to the present and analyzes from a fresh viewpoint the works of the great pictorial spokesmen for humanity: Giotto, Gruenewald, El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Daumier, Van Gogh, Orozco, Rouault, and Shahn — artists whose meaning and vitality have lately suffered from the rewriting of art histories by formalist aestheticians”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Black Spine Strip over Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 182 pages. Tags: art painting quattrocento masacci renaissance michelangelo tintoretto classicism poussin realism millet corot manet impressionists byzantine romanesque gothic expressionism munch berenson totalitarianism primitivism artist society painters
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The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force 1933-1945 with a New Introduction by Air Commodore H. A. Probert by H. A. Probert (£24.00)Publisher: Arms & Armour Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0853685606]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1987] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “This facsimile reprint of an official, formerly restricted publication relates the operational history of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War, in addition to its origins and build-up during the Nazi period of the 1930s. Based on German documents and statistics, either captured during the war or subsequently recovered from the scattered archives of the Luftwaffe, it provides a clear and concise narrative:”

  • The reconstruction of the German Air Force -secret beginnings, Hitler's influence, the Spanish Civil War, and the prelude to World War.
  • The German Air Force on the eve of European War -strength, equipment, production, manpower, organisation, and combat doctrines.
  • The first flush of tactical success-from Warsaw to France.
  • The first failure-Britain and the Atlantic.
  • Hitler's Continental policy -the invasion of the Balkans, the Crete landings and the German Air Force in Italy.
  • The Mediterranean Campaigns, 1941-1942 -Malta, the Western Desert and the Tunisian campaign.
  • The Russian Campaign -the First Phase, June 1941-December 1942.
  • The Holding Campaign in the West, 1941-43 -air defence against night bombing and air operations over Great Britain.
  • The German Air Force at the end of 1942
  • Diminished resources, production, manpower and supply problems, yet a growing burden of operational commitments.
  • The Russian Campaign in 1943-44 - recovery after Stalingrad, the last of the Blitzkrieg and the Luftwaffe's failure in Russia.
  • The Mediterranean Campaign 1943-1944
  • Sicily and the Allied invasions of Italy.
  • The Defence of the Reich, 1943-44-the Allied day and night bombing offensives and the night-fighter war.
  • The German Air Force on the eve of the second front, January-June 1944 -the Allied attack on the German aircraft industry, jet aircraft and preparations to meet the Anglo-American invasion.
  • The Invasion and the Hying bombs.
  • The crippling of the Luftwaffe- fuel resources and the desperate defence of the German oil industry.
  • The Eastern Front -the Russian advance into Poland.
  • The final defence of Germany.
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 425 pages. Tags: germany luftwaffe history world war 1939-1945 kriegsmarine aerial operations german air forces probert 0853685606
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Unsettling Welfare: Reconstruction of Social Policy by Gordon Hughes; Gail Lewis; (£24.00)Publisher: Routledge — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415181348]Condition: Very Good. Would be Near Fine were it not for the blank lable to upper wrap.Description: The book deals with the rise and fall of the welfare state in the UK, and traces the ways in which the relationship between social welfare and the state has been reconstructed at the turn of the twentieth century. In particular, it focuses on the consequences of the break-up of the political, economic and social settlements that had sustained the 'old' welfare state in the thirty years after the Second World War. This is the fourth of five books in a new series of introductory social policy texts published by Routledge in association with The Open University. The series, called Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity, examines central issues in the study of how social welfare is organized in the UK today.Notes: Size: 4to Crown (25 x 19cm Approx.). 406 pages. Tags: inter-governmental industrialization democratisation under-developed disentanglement infra-structure administration organisational aggressiveness disintegration participation international west-european interventions nationalistic organisations intervention equalisation coordination introversion inflationary institutions development integration nationalism ambivalence liquidation egalitarian cooperation colonialism bargaining resistance individual democratic collective revolution population scientific converging political interests emotional hostility countries regulated structure attitudes crumbling unplanned organised replacing
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A Guide to European Financial Centres by Tony Hay (£23.00)Publisher: St James Press — 1990Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1558621407]Condition: Very Good. A little knocked and bumped at the corners otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: This guide aims to provide general information about the background, current trends and future developments of the major financial markets in Western European countries. 289pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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Acupuncture Imaging Perceiving the Energy of the Body: A Guide For Practitioners and Other Patients by Mark Seem (£23.00)Publisher: Healing Arts Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 089281375X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Author of Acupuncture Energetics and Bodymind Energetics, Mark Seem once again proves that he is a master of explaining Eastern therapies to the Western mind. This third book helps us to reorient our thinking in order to see, feel, and experience the energetic field of the body and psyche, thereby recasting our physical, emotional, and psychological problems in terms of disrupted energy flow. By approaching the meridian systems in visual and sensory terms, the practitioner is able to tell the energetic “story” that he or she is exploring with the patient, thereby guiding and assisting the healing process.

Mark Seem’s new book will be welcomed by all students, teachers, practitioners, and patients of the diverse energetic and meridian therapies such as shiatsu and acupressure, as well as by psychotherapists and those interested in Eastern concepts of medicine.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". White Spine Strip with Blue boards with Red titling to the Spine. [XIV] 111 [2] pages. Tags: seem 089281375x acupuncture influences styles immune dysfunction bodymind energetic palpation imaging diaphragmatic reactivity stress chinese herbal medicine
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Forming Nation, Framing Welfare by Gail Lewis (£23.00)Publisher: Routledge — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415181305]Condition: Near Fine. Plain white lable to upper wrap otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: This book considers the ways in which the development of social welfare in the UK has been intimately woven into the construction of the nation. The growth of the state's involvement in social welfare is at the heart of these processes, but the book also explores the ways in which the making of the family, struggles over social order and the rise of philanthropy played central roles in the construction of both nation and welfare. Drawing on a range of case studies dealing with the family, education, poverty and unemployment, this innovative book teases out the intersections between images of the nation and social welfare's purposes, providers and beneficiaries.Notes: Size: 4to Crown (25 x 19cm Approx.). 296 pages. Tags: inter-governmental industrialization democratisation under-developed disentanglement infra-structure administration organisational aggressiveness disintegration participation international west-european interventions nationalistic organisations intervention equalisation coordination introversion inflationary institutions development integration nationalism ambivalence liquidation egalitarian cooperation colonialism bargaining resistance individual democratic collective revolution population scientific converging political interests emotional hostility countries regulated structure attitudes crumbling unplanned organised replacing
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The Ultimate Wok and Stir Fry Cookbook by Linda Doeser (£22.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1859676456]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, snagged at head and tail. Text bright and tight.Description: Over 200 exciting and exotic recipes from the east – aromatic dishes from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Spice Islands, made simple and accessible for the western kitchen. Every recipe features easy step-by-step instructions and a colour photograph of the finished dish to inspire and tempt. Highlights include rice, noodle, and delicious meat, poultry and fish wok and stir-fry dishes. Information on ingredients and equipment, useful cook’s tips, expert advice on techniques and serving suggestions are provided throughout. 256pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: crunchy-topped chinese-style paper-wrapped gift-wrapping five-flowered accessories ingredients traditional upside-down stir-frying cauliflower appetizers courgettes watercress chopsticks techniques fishballs egg-fried mushrooms stainless porcisson shellfish preparing vegetable utensils desserts festival chestnut scallion prepared fritters roasting oriental electric steaming planning kitchen flowers lantern parsley dinners Chinese seating rollers history unities poultry hundred methods pudding chicken
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Attack on the Somme by Edward G. D. Living (£22.00)Publisher: SPA Books/Tom Donovan Military Books — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090759011X]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: From the flap: “Edward Living’s ‘Attack On The Somme’ was one of the earliest published books by a Serviceman recounting a personal tale of that terrible conflict. This is one man’s view of July 1st 1916, the first day of one of the most massive offensives in the history of modern war. The great struggle over the Somme was to drag on all through the summer of 1916 and was brought to a standstill by the winter weather in November. During these months the number of casualties incurred by both sides reached an incredible 1,300,000.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Masefield. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 90 pages. Tags: 12th 1916 56th abbeville accrington aisne alan alanbrooke albert alice allenby alley also america amiens ancre and andn anzac argyll armies army arras arrow artillery attack australian barnsley basil battalion battalions battle beach bertie bloch blunden bombardments border bottomley bouchavesnes bouzincourt bradford brigade brigades british brooke brophy brown buchan bucket bucquoy
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Collins Encyclopedia of Music by Sir Jack Westrup & F. Ll. Harrison (£22.00)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0907486495]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight snag to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine. Gently faded at the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Revised by Conrad Wilson. Revised, and reset, edition. [First Edition: Collins, 1959] From the cover: “This is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative survey of the whole field of Western music from its beginnings in Greece to the present day. The record-buyer, concert-goer, student, and professional musician will find here, in one compact volume, the best and most practical collection of musical information relevant to his needs. The Encyclopaedia is an authoritative work, firmly founded on the impeccable scholarship of its original authors, Sir Jack Westrup and Frank Harrison, supplemented by the more recent research of the revising team. The result does justice to both traditional and contemporary forms and values in a way that reflects the best critical consensus of the present day. In particular, the coverage of early and medieval music and of contemporary and recent music has been much expanded. Over 6000 articles cover the full range of musical interest — composers, works, instruments, scholars, and critics. Though crammed with information and facts the articles never degenerate into mere catalogues, but remain pointed and entertaining. The essay-length articles on major composers — a notable feature of the book — demonstrate these virtues most convincingly. Augmenting the text are over a thousand music examples and scores of photographs and prints. The profusion of music examples alone distinguishes the book from other general music reference works and highlights the full, practical, and detailed nature of the information provided.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 608 pages. Tags: harrison 0907486495 philharmonic orchestral orchestras criticism orchestra symphony history aspects century britain funding london social music arts 20th
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List the Bugle: Reminiscences of an Irish Soldier by Corran Purdon (£22.00)Publisher: Antrim: Greystone Books — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1870157192]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Lightly rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6". [X] 375 pages. Tags: soldiers ireland armies britain military campaigns warfare battles civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency resistance unconventional unit armed forces prisoners-of-war pow western front
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Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction by Edited by Stefan Lorenz Sorgner & Oliver Fu¨rbeth (£22.00)Publisher: Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press — 2010Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780226768380]Condition: Very Good ConditionDescription: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Appendix;Notes: Foreword or introduction by H. James Birx & Michael Spitzer. Size: 9" x 6". [XLIII] 265 pages. Tags: music philosophy aesthetics kant schleiermacher scholtz hegel schna¨delbach berbeli wanning schopenhauer nietzsche lorenz sorgner bloch heidegger gadamer german philosophers western history criticism study appreciation
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Stray Bees from a Busy Hive: Some May Sting, Others Bring Sweetness by Lilian M. Dance (£22.00)Publisher: Arthur H. Stockwell — 1927Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Signed by the Author.Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a tear at the spine and further short closed tears. Boards heavily soiled and marked. Hinges weak at pp. 16, text complete, clean and tight else.Description: Signed by the author on the first blank ‘Dulcie, Wishing you many happy returns of the day. From Margaret & Lilian M. Dance, March 1935’ — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Beige boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 45 pages. Tags: alliteration onomatopoeia anthologies aristotle’s incantatory signatures traditions villanelle versifier narrative tradition metaphor, ambiguity qualities assonance satirical symbolism evocative acrostic doggerel jintishi literary lyricist patterns metrical dramatic limerick biblical cinquain scansion author’s metonymy pantoum prosody effects nursery couplet rondeau canzone stanzas poetics western diction rhyming history regular speech poetry simile sonnet lyrics poetic ruba’i rhythm ottava signed ghazal terza hymns drama irony poets lines meter books prose elegy verse fable tanka poems rhyme haiku lyric bard rima sijo form free epic uses art ode
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The Beauty of Britain by Edmund Swinglehurst (£22.00)Publisher: W. H. Smith — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780603031083]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: This outstanding book, superbly written and illustrated with a marvellous collection of photographs, captures the very essence of the British Isles with its infinite contrasts of landscape: from the wild loneliness of the Scottish isles in the far north to the sheltered softness of England's valleys and meadowlands in the south, from the quiet, centuries old villages and towns of East Anglia to the dramatically beautiful coastline and mountains of Wales. Across the Irish Sea is the Emerald Isle, its western shores besieged by the fierce Atlantic winds, its lakes and green pastures swept by ever-changing light.Notes: Foreword or introduction by The Marquess of Salisbury. Size: 12¾" x 9¼". 257 pages. Tags: British Isles Wales Scottish villages coastline mountains
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The Cambridge Guide to English Literature by Michael Stapleton (£22.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Here in one volume you will find a complete guide to the literature of the English-speaking world for the general reader and the student.

The Cambridge Guide provides easy reference to the literature of Great Britain and Ireland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the West Indies and Nigeria — to every part of the English-speaking world which contributed to the great treasure-house of poetry, fiction, drama, philosophy and satire which is one of the lasting achievements of Western civilization.

Arranged in alphabetical order and containing approximately 1,000,000 words of text, the entries range from the beginnings of English literature in the 6-7th centuries, when vernacular speech in the British Isles became a written language, to the present day.

The reader will find brief biographies of authors, descriptions of and comments on their major works, and notes on the outstanding characters created by poets, playwrights and novelists. In addition there are essays on The English Language by Barbara M. H. Strang and The Bible in English by C. H. Sisson.

The enquiring reader and student will find articles on a wide range of subjects covering literary forms such as the Metrical Romances, surveying writers with a common theme like the Metaphysical Poets, explaining important religious writings such as the Marprelate pamphlets and historical events, such as the closure of the playhouses, which crucially affected the literature of the time. (Historical figures whose influence on English literature requires recognition — King Alfred, Thomas Cranmer, Sir Walter Raleigh, Benjamin Franklin among them -are also included. )

The book is illustrated with more than 300 carefully selected black and white pictures which bring to life the great literary figures of the past and the age in which they lived.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pale Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XI] 993 pages. Tags: english literature bio-bibliography dictionaries commonwealth american nations authors dictionary and encyclopedias literary great britain encyclopaedias michael stapleton
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The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral by Robert A Scott (£22.00)Publisher: Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0520231775]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “The great Gothic cathedrals of Europe are among the most astonishing achievements of Western culture. Evoking feelings of awe and humility, they make us want to understand what inspired the people who had the audacity to build them. This engrossing book surveys an era that has fired the historical imagination for centuries. In it Robert A. Scott explores why medieval people built Gothic cathedrals, how they built them, what conception of the divine lay behind their creation, and how religious and secular leaders used cathedrals for social and political purposes. As a traveler’s companion or a rich source of knowledge for the armchair enthusiast, The Gothic Enterprise helps us understand how ordinary people managed such tremendous feats of physical and creative energy at a time when technology was rudimentary, famine and disease were rampant, the climate was often harsh, and communal life was unstable and incessantly violent.

While most books about Gothic cathedrals focus on a particular building or on the cathedrals of a specific region, The Gothic Enterprise considers the idea of the cathedral as a humanly created space. Scott discusses why an impoverished people would commit so many social and personal resources to building something so physically stupendous and what this says about their ideas of the sacred, especially the vital role they ascribed to the divine as a protector against the dangers of everyday life.

Scott’s narrative offers a wealth of fascinating details concerning daily life during medieval times. The author describes the difficulties master-builders faced in scheduling construction that wouldn’t be completed during their own lifetimes, how they managed without adequate numeric systems or paper on which to make detailed drawings, and how climate, natural disasters, wars, variations in the hours of daylight throughout the year, and the celebration of holy days affected the pace”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 5¾". Fawn Spine Strip on Gold boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 292 pages. Tags: cathedrals history, history medieval period, gothic architecture, construction cathedrals, religious buildings, architecture history, history europe medieval, religion christianity, first edition books, books written robert scott
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Christianity by John McManners (£22.00)Publisher: Guild Publishing — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “THIS richly illustrated book tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day; Written by a team of scholars, all authorities in their fields, it spans 2000 years of colourful incident to give a uniquely authoritative history of Christianity for the general reader. Every aspect of the faith is explored. The introduction discusses Christian interpretations of the historical process and the relations between religious and artistic inspiration. The first section runs chronologically from the earliest Christian communities to 1800. There are chapters on Western Europe in the Middle Ages, and on Eastern Christendom, Christianity and Islam, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the expansion of Christianity. The second section is divided by geographical area, and covers the period from 1800 to the present day. There are special studies of Britain and Europe, North America, South America, Africa, India and the Far East, and the Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe. The final section, ‘Christianity Today and Tomorrow’, considers questions of Christian conscience and belief and explores new images of the Christian community, ending with a glimpse of the future of Christianity. Throughout, the book reflects the changing world in which Christians have found themselves, and gives full weight to events and movements where the Christian response has been challenged and re-evaluated. There are over 350 illustrations, and 32 full-colour plates, all specifically chosen to complement the broad-ranging text. The book also includes ten maps, a chronology, annotated guides to further reading, and a full index. Authoritative, comprehensive and highly readable, this book captures the richness and vitality of Christian art and thought in a wide variety of cultures and times.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 724 pages. Tags: church history christianity the early christian community henry chadwick from rome barbarian kingdoms 330-700 robert markus west age conversion 700-1050 mayr-harting eastern christendom kallistos ware and islam jeremy johns civilization colin morris late-medieval its reformation 1400-1600 patrick collinson enlightenment secular 1600-1800 john mcmanners expansion 1500-1800 part since 1800 great britain europe owen north america fredrick pike africa peter hinchliff asia kenneth ballhatchet helen orthodox churches sergei hackel today tomorrow what christians believe maurice wiles new images bryan wilson conscience basil mitchell future taylor
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The Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide: The Western Highlands by James A. Parker (£22.00)Publisher: Edinburgh: The Scottish Mountaineering Club — 1931Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with heavier tanning to the spine. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Blanks tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Fold-Out Maps [1];Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VI] 133 pages. Tags: mountaineering scotland highlands western climbers guides travel morvern ardgour ardnamurchan moidart locheil morar glen garry knoydart kintail moriston cluanie strathfarrar monar strathconon
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The Scottish Scene by ANON. (£22.00)Publisher: Glasgow Herald — UndatedBinding: Paperback Condition: Good. Wraps a little rubbed at the edges and somewhat dulled. Centrefold is detached. Internally clean & bright.Description: The 50 photographs in colour that compose this book are an attempt co present some aspects of the Scottish scene. To Scots and others who know che councryside these pictures will be evocative. To visitors they may stimulate curiosity to learn more of Scodand at first hand. Tipped on colour plate to upper wrap. 52pp. Notes: Size: 10½" x 13".
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A History of Russian Philosophy Volume Two by V. V. [Vasily Vasilevich] Zenkovsky (£21.00)Publisher: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a snag to the head of the spine. Leans slightly. 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: Volume II of I, ONLY.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 478 pages. Tags: philosophy russian history western russia surveys solovyov kudryavtsev nikanohr nesmelov tareyev karinski fyodorov hegelians askoldov lopatin lossky lapshin chelpanov hessen gurvitch religio-philosophic metaphysics total-unity
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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies by Phil Hardy (£20.50)Publisher: Octopus — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 070642557X]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, fading to the spine. Boards faded at the extremities.Description: First in this, revised, edition. [First: Aurum Press, 1984] Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “The science fiction genre has offered fertile ground forfilm makers since the late nineteenth century, giving us everything from forgettable nonsense like Astro-Zombies and I Married a Monster from Outer Space to some of the greatest films ever made: 2000: A Space Odyssey, Fritz Long’s Metropolis, the classic horror/SF movies of the thirties, and more. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies offers plot summaries and complete statistical information on over 1,200 science fiction films, from the pioneering efforts of Georges Melies to ET, The Return of the Jedi, and beyond. It also includes lists of the top-grossing films, all Oscar winners, the favourite films of both critics and science fiction writers, plus a list of the winners of the Trieste Festival of Science Fiction Films.

  • The great directors from Georges Méliès to Steven Spielberg
  • The comic-book serials of Buck Rogers and Superman
  • The Japanese Kaiju Eiga — those incredible monster movies
  • The literary adaptations from Jules Verne to Arthur C. CIarke
  • Horror/SF, Comedy/SF, Western/SF, and other variations
  • George Lucas and the modern science fiction movie industry
  • The spectacular Russian science fiction films Aelita, Stalker, Planeta Burg, and others
  • The classics: Metropolis, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alphaville, Star Wars, and more
With over 450 black-and-white stills, and 16 pages of colour plates, this spectacular volume will take its place next to The Encyclopedia of Western Movies as the most thorough catalogue of its genre ever published.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Green boards with Black & White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIV] 408 pages. Tags: cinema dictionaries encyclopaedias fiction films science
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Modernity and the State: East, West by Claus Offe (£19.50)Publisher: Polity Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0745616747]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This volume addresses the problem of how modern societies politically cohere and poses one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary political analysis: how can legitimate authority coexist with effective governing capacity? In addressing this question, Offe draws on a wide variety of material in both political theory and empirical sociology.

The book is divided into four parts. In the first of these, Offe explores general questions concerning the nature and stability of modern societies and critically examines contemporary approaches to political theory. In the second part he examines new developments facing the state and assesses new departures in state theory. In the third part, problems and policy prescriptions which have emerged in connection with developments in Western welfare states are addressed.

In the final part, Offe seeks to illuminate through comparative analysis many of the new questions facing political sociology in the light of the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. The result is a highly original account of developments in contemporary society both in the West and in the East. Modernity and the State will be welcomed by students and scholars in social and political theory, political sociology and East European studies..”
Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XII] 270 pages. Tags: and anthropology democracy history policy political politics process processes science social sociology state structure the theories theory welfare
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One Front Across the World by Douglas Hyde (£19.50)Publisher: William Heinemann — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with slight soiling to both the panels. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “In 1951 a sensation was caused by a book written by a former news-editor of the Daily Worker who had renounced his Communism for the Roman Catholic faith. The book was Douglas Hyde’s I Believed and it became a best-seller all over the world.

Douglas Hyde recently visited the Far East and in his new book he tells of the invisible struggle which is being waged between Communism and Christianity for the soul of Asia. In the front line of Christian resistance are the missionaries, and Mr. Hyde begins his book with the story of Father Philip Crosbie and other Europeans captured in Korea, who endured the Death March to the Yalu River which has been described by Commissioner Lord of the Salvation Army and Philip Deane, the Observer correspondent. This gives the tone and temper of the Far Eastern situation today, and Douglas Hyde goes on to describe his own reactions to India, Pakistan, Burma, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea, from all of which he carried away the overwhelming impression of a spiritual vacuum created wherever people have renounced their own religion and remain poised between Eastern tradition and Western political realism, between belief and unbelief.

Douglas Hyde combines the observant eye of the trained journalist with the moral vision of a man who has, after a long search, arrived at what he believes is the truth. One Front Across the World is full of vivid facts and details of life in war-scarred Korea; but the facts and details would make little sense had not Douglas Hyde set them so firmly in their place as part of a world-wide pattern.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Rudland. Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 270 pages. Tags: and asia bandits between christianity communism description east express faiths far festival fighters front guinea-pig heart hong hope including japan jungle kong korean lines mokpo nun peasant philip plates refugees shinto smuggled story struggle the through tokyo travel waifs with
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Sharks Among Minnows: Germany's First Fighter Pilots and the Fokker Eindecker Period, July 1915 to September 1916 by Norman Franks (£19.50)Publisher: London: Grub Street — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1902304926]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4]; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “In early 1915, with the world war in its infancy, the attention of Allied and German air strategists was focussed on trying to stop each other making reconnaissances and artillery observation sorties over the lines. Various ingenious schemes met with limited success, then suddenly in the summer of 1915 there was a breakthrough for the Germans — the arrival at the front of the Fokker Eindecker.

Its advantage was the synchronised machine gun firing through the whirling blades of the propeller — a revolution in contemporary air fighting. Those German pilots disposed to flying these first single-seat aeroplanes, if successful, soon became famous and the first aces. Names such as Boelcke, Immelmann, Wintgens, Parschau, Mulzer, Hohndorf, Frankl and von Althaus quickly became the first heroes to the German public and the first winners of the coveted Pour le Merits — the famed Blue Max.

These men and others caused havoc amongst British and French airmen over the Western Front for just over a year, something history has called the ‘Fokker Scourge’. Although comparatively small in numbers, they were deadly when attacking lightly armed, almost defenceless British and French aeroplanes; truly ‘sharks among minnows’.

Norman Franks has covered this period in detail, bringing to light new information and insights, and explaining how these early German fighter pilots achieved their kills, who they shot down, when and where. Contains many rare and previously unpublished photos.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 182 pages. Tags: fokker eindecker fighter planes aerial operations air fighting warfare aeronautical engineering western front 1914-1918 theatre first war aircraft aeroplanes aviation types manufacturer german pilots history 20th century
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A Special Corps by A. P. Coleman (£19.00)Publisher: The Pentland Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1858216060]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Edges of the textblock very lightly soiled. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: The Beginnings of Gorkha Service with the British. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This superb work traces the early recruitment of Gorkhas into the East India Company’s Bengal Army and is based on sound research and documentary evidence, a significant par of which has so far been unpublished. The work centres on the friendship of two Highland Scots: David Ochterlony, an army officer with a penchant for diplomacy, and William Fraser, a civil servant with a hankering for military command. Both were involved in the Anglo-Nepal war of 1814- 1816. Ochterlony, commanding an army division in the Cis-Sutlej Hills, employed the skills of Gorkhas and other hillmen captured from the Nepalese Army. Impressed by their military discipline and efficiency, he took the opportunity of his enforced capitulation of the Nepalese Western Army at Malaun in 1815 to enlist some 4700, of whom perhaps 1500 were Gorkhas, into the Bengal Army.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Major General D. G. T. Horsford CBE DSO. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 317 pages. Tags: bengal army hodgson kathmandu east india company nepalese authorities gorkha battalions anglo-gorkha relationship ochterlony irregular corps the khookeri kukri ghoorkha chiefs malaun hills sutlej malaun fort narain kot bhakti thapa subathu brian houghton hodgson sir henry fane henry viscount hardinge james ramsay sir charles napier kaji amar singh thapa punjab afghanistan corps goorkhas nasiris nasiri sirmoor battalions sikh army indian army sirmoor battalion
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