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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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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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The Oxford Book of Exploration by Robin Hansbury-Tenison (£19.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192142089]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “The anthology does not aim to include every moment of discovery, but to give a flavour of the emotions and motives of those who took part in the major events of exploration. Divided into geographical sections, the book takes us to Asia with Vasco da Gama, Francis Younghusband, and Wilfrid Thesiger, to the Americas with Cortes, Frobisher, and Cabot, to the Pacific with Drake, Banks, and Bougainville, to Africa with Burton, Livingstone, and Stanley, and to the Poles with Peary, Amundsen, and Scott.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 530 pages. Tags: discoveries geography g80.094 910’9d 93-10770 writings explorers ultimate travel writing legendary explorers marco polo columbus magellan unknown continents native inhabitants victorian travel empire source the nile lhasa royal geographical society edmund hillary wally herbert north pole wilfred thesiger borneo expeditions sarawak survival international tribal people
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To a Farmer Born: Memories of a West Country Boyhood by Wilfred Scott (£18.50)Publisher: Bristol Broadsides — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0906944376]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the title page which has a light offset to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “To A Farmer Born brings back to life, perhaps for the last time, the ways of an old Devon farm before the tractor. Wilfred Scott, one of the last generation of ‘old style’ farmers’ boys, captures a memory of a world of farm and field now gone forever.

Chronicling the seasons, Wilfred Scott’s vivid detail and love of stories help him to weave a tapestry of storms and harvests, traction engines, threshers and swarming bees, all the emotions and sensations of farming before the big machines arrived.

Wilfred’s father would tell him: ‘Eef you be gwain t’cut brimmles, Bigh, tid’n naw gude bein’ mamby pamby wai’m, you godda git wigged wai’m an’ lit um naw oose boss’. He need hardly have bothered. Wilfred never went into anything less than wholeheartedly and his adventures on the wheeled Tub and the Barrel of Death were wild.

In loving descriptions To A Farmer Born remembers the animals of Wilfred Scott’s childhood; the wild otter rescued from a gin trap, the raven he tamed, the cow that kicked him out of the cowshed and the hunter a trip to the dentist inspired him to ride.

Everyone who cares for the English countryside and its history will enjoy the memories captured here.”
Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 110 pages. Tags: and fanns higher longcombe lower middle paignton road three totnes tumpike
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Saints and Their Emblems in English Churches by R. L. P. Milburn (£17.00)Publisher: Geoffrey Cumberledge (OUP) — 1949Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Spine faded. Inscription on fep.Description: Red cloth cover. 284pp with illustrations.Tags: llandaff margaret vitalian boisilus stavelot waltheof aurelian milburga benedict penitent britwald mellitus eadburga monaghan clonfert crowland wulfhead onesimus beverley claudia fachnan eadnoth denmark malchus killala susanna kilmore alypius centule raymond swithin germain breqwin decuman lismore almedha tagaste stephen blessed yarcard novatus tuscany verulam pappian monessa botolph evesham illogan wenlock aneurin ravenna
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More Cricket on the Air by David Rayvern Allen (£12.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563206497]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This further selection of cricket broadcasts from the BBC archives includes television material as well as radio. Besides commentaries, talks and interviews, David Rayvern Allen has widened the scope to take in programmes where cricket is only an incidental part. The selection ranges from the earliest cricket talk in existence, by Percy Fender in July 1925, to a cricketing ‘Morning Story’ in December 1986. There are sections on Roses matches, club cricket, two famous umpires, a trio of great Kent wicket-keepers (Ames, Evans, Knott) and of ‘desert island castaways’ (Randall, 1man, Edmonds). Great names from the past include George Gunn, Wilfred Rhodes, Frank Woolley, C. B. Fry, Harold Larwood and Bill Bowes; and there are profiles of Peter May, Colin Cowdrey, Richie Benaud, Dennis Lillee, Viv Richards, lan Botham, Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards, Richard Hadlee and David Gower.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 190 pages. Tags: cricket broadcasts commentaries great commentators arlott women’s cricket wilfred rhodes roses match bill harold larwood leg theory bill bowes alan knott village cricket denis compton bill edrich fred trueman women’s test match england international captains sarah potter richie benaud peter may dennis lillee lan botham viv richards richard hadlee frank chester dicky bird david gower cricket radio broadcasts
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Francis Warner's Poetry: A Critical Assessment by Glyn Pursglove (£11.50)Publisher: Colin Smythe — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0861402715]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “The poetry of Francis Warner is unlike that of any of his contemporaries in its blend of passion and scholarship. It is the work of a mind steeped in the great traditions of poetry — work that is learned and allusive, but simultaneously intense in its lyricism.

Glyn Pursglove, author of an earlier study of Warner’s plays Francis Warner and Tradition, provides a detailed account of this fascinating body of work, demon strating both its indebtedness to tradition and its profound originality. In a manner both scholarly and sensitive he clarifies the complex craftsmanship of Warner’s major poems and demonstrates the extraordinary formal inventiveness which characterizes so much of his work.

Central to Francis Warner’s achieve ment as a lyrical poet are several remarkable sequences of love poems. These are here afforded a poem-by-poem examination so that readers will find their pleasure in them enhanced by these meticulous and lively studies.

For all his attention to the detail of the poems, Glyn Pursglove does not neglect the larger themes that give continuity to Warner’s work. The reaffirmation of biblical and classical concepts of love — not just as a scholarly exercise but felt in the blood — is at the heart of all of his work as a poet and as a dramatist. It was perhaps inevitable that a poet so steeped in the lyrical forms of the Renaissance (the canzone, the madrigal, and above all the sonnet) should eventually turn his atten tion to Verse Drama. This study closes fittingly with two lengthy chapters de voted to Warner’s verse plays Moving Reflections and Living Creation, theatrical and poetic explorations of love and creativity set in the age of the Gospels, and Renaissance Florence.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 349 pages. Tags: active adler and anthology arnold auden babette ballads barrack baudelaire berry bertran bishop blunden born bridges brooke burgum byron caliban cassou caudwell cavalcanti charles chaucer chesterton christopher cornford cosgrave critical criticism dante day deutsch diogenes donne douglas edith edward edwin eliot emerson english ezra fical flecker francis garman gauguin georgian
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My Autobiography by Dickie Bird; Keith Lodge; (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0340684577]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Dickie Bird’s retirement was an international event shown on millions of TV screens and covered in newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. Here at last is his autobiography. The most famous cricket umpire of them all, Dickie has done that difficult job more skilfully than anyone else. Moreover he has done it in his idiosyncratic style and with the infectious humour which has endeared him to millions throughout the world, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner’s son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. Throughout his life he has courted both controversy and comedy. This book is a mixture of forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and hilarious stories, for which Dickie is so well known.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Parkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 367 pages. Tags: venkataraghavan gloucestershire nottinghamshire leicestershire worcestershire martyn-jenkins championships international o'shaughnessy championship javedmiandad intimidatory warwickshire all-rounder scarborough w-captaincy balderstone bicentenial illingworth association documentary preparation christopher personality churchgoing fairbrother rimmington azharuddin sidebottom livingston journalism richardson groundsmen vishwanath prudential lancashire ramprakash fredericks headingley electronic rutherford tournament champion's wooldridge birkenshaw recreation derbyshire groundsman retirement staincross d'oliveira
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The One Hundred Greatest Cricketers by Nick Brownlee (£11.50)Publisher: Generation — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1903009138]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Who were the best at their best? How would Grace have coped with Lillee or Warne? Could Lara have dominated Spofforth or O'Reilly? We can never know, of course, but what fun we can have conjuring up such confrontationsNotes: Foreword or introduction by Peter Baxter. Size: 8¼" x 8¼". In the Sports Heroes of the Century series. 112 pages. Tags: chandrasekhar ranjitsinhji kallicharran introduction constantine illingworth shrewsbury barrington greenidge underwood sutcliffe frederick tendulkar spofforth geoffrey ponsford chappell lindwall aravinda gavaskar b'reilly grimmett maclaren mohammed richards marshall brearley ramadhin statham clarrie walcott douglas jardine everton trumper simpson godfrey experts bradman wilfred hammond holding compton ambrose lohmann boycott larwood procter cowdrey pollock worrell
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The Young Angler by C Carter Platts (£11.50)Publisher: A & C Black — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: 4th edition. [First Edition: 1940] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “CARTER PLATTS’ fishing books are notable no less for their humour than for their sound instruction — a perfect combination of qualities in the writing of a book for beginners in angling. Here he tells the young angler everything he needs to know about the gentle craft, writing so attractively that the book is likely to make many new anglers. His work is in three sections, dealing with the three groups of British angling — game fishing (which includes salmon, trout, sea trout, and grayling), coarse fishing (which covers the rest of the fresh-water fish), and sea fishing. In each section he has chapters on equipment, technique, bait, and the methods of approach to the different fish. This new edition has been extensively revised by David Jacques.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Young Sportsman’s Library series. 229 pages. Tags: activators alarm anglers avoiding bag bailey baiting baitrunner baits bale balloon barbed barbell barbless basket beach beachcasting bite bivvy blanking bleak boats boom brandlings bread bream bucknall buller camouflage camping cane caring carp casting catfish checking cheese chick chub cleaning clothing coarse competitions conservation contents cooking cowley crabtree creel crucian curve
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My Autobiography by Dickie Bird & Keith Lodge (£10.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340684577]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: Later printing. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Dickie Bird’s retirement was an international event shown on millions of TV screens and covered in newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. Here at last is his autobiography. The most famous cricket umpire of them all, Dickie has done that difficult job more skilfully than anyone else. Moreover he has done it in his idiosyncratic style and with the infectious humour which has endeared him to millions throughout the world, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner’s son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. Throughout his life he has courted both controversy and comedy. This book is a mixture of forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and hilarious stories, for which Dickie is so well known.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Parkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 367 pages. Tags: venkataraghavan gloucestershire nottinghamshire leicestershire worcestershire martyn-jenkins championships international o'shaughnessy championship javedmiandad intimidatory warwickshire all-rounder scarborough w-captaincy balderstone bicentenial illingworth association documentary preparation christopher personality churchgoing fairbrother rimmington azharuddin sidebottom livingston journalism richardson groundsmen vishwanath prudential lancashire ramprakash fredericks headingley electronic rutherford tournament champion's wooldridge birkenshaw recreation derbyshire groundsman retirement staincross d'oliveira
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Scotland in Colour by Introduction & commentaries by Wilfred Taylor (£10.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713400269]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Light crease to the upper panel with a small nick to the head of the lower panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Did not strong connexions draw me elsewhere Scotland would be the country I should choose to spend the remainder of my days in, wrote Benjamin Franklin. This book will partly explain why to one eighteenth-century visitor, as well as to hundreds of thousands since that time — and, it goes without saying, to all Scotsmen all the time — Scotland is the most beautiful country in the world.

Noel Habgood is recognised as an outstanding photographer of landscape in Britain. Here are the finest pictures he has taken of Scotland, incomparably reproduced. The selection covers the Highlands, Islands and Lochs; the cities and burghs: Edinburgh and Glasgow, of course, but, no less, Culross, Clackmannan, Dumfries and such highly characteristic fishing ports as Crail and Stonehaven; abbeys like Sweetheart and Dryburgh, and country houses and castles, among them Holyroodhouse, Eilean Donan, Abbotsford, Traquair and Inveraray; and a selection of subjects which, difficult as they may be to categorise, are an inalienable part of the Scottish scene and which include the Edinburgh Tattoo, for instance, a resplendent Highland piper, and the Forth Railway Bridge.

Wilfred Taylor’s contributions to The Scotsman have long been admired. Mr. Taylor has written an Introduction to this book which is un-sentimental, clear-sighted and loving. His long commentaries on each of the 42 colour plates reflect a similar freshness and originality of mind while at the same time providing that background of factual information without which any picture loses half its point.”
Notes: Illustrated by Noel Habgood (Photos.). Size: 11½" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 126 pages. Tags: 9780713400267 pictorial works scotland description and travel views introduction mentaries wilfred taylor noel habgood photos 0713400269
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The Brown Book of Saints by Christine Chaundler (£10.50)Publisher: A. R. Mowbray & Co. — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: Illustrated with line drawings. 110pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: llandaff margaret vitalian boisilus stavelot waltheof aurelian milburga benedict penitent britwald mellitus eadburga monaghan clonfert crowland wulfhead onesimus beverley claudia fachnan eadnoth denmark malchus killala susanna kilmore alypius centule raymond swithin germain breqwin decuman lismore almedha tagaste stephen blessed yarcard novatus tuscany verulam pappian monessa botolph evesham illogan wenlock aneurin ravenna
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The Knox Brothers: Edmund ('Evoe') 1881-1971; Dillwyn 1883-1943; Wilfred 1886-1950; Ronald 1888-1957; by Penelope Fitzgerald (£10.50)Publisher: New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc. — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0698108604]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is sunned at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Genealogical tables;

From the cover: “Ronald Knox, translator of the Bible and brilliant spokesman for Catholicism, is the best-known of the four Knox brothers, but all were remarkable men. The sons of an Evangelical Bishop of Manchester, they shared a common passion for poetry, puzzles, trains and the truth, even when their search for it led them in diametrically opposite directions.

Eddie was a wit, editor of Punch and a scintillating writer of verse that was not as light as it might seem. Dillwyn was a friend and contemporary of Keynes, who wrote of him that he was ‘sceptical of most things except those that chiefly matter, that is, affection and reason’. He devoted his exceptional intelligence to the solving of puzzles, the piecing together of the Mimes of Herodas, bawdy papyri that had been engaging the minds of the best Greek scholars, and working in absolute secrecy in both world wars, and the period between them, as a cryptographer. It was his genius and leaps of intuition that broke the crucial German flag-code in the First World War and shortened by six months the struggle to solve Enigma in the Second. Wilfred, who had been the dandy of the family as a young man, became an Anglo-Catholic priest, a firm supporter of Lansbury and the Labour Party, an active welfare worker in the East End and a saintly figure in the Oratory of the Good Shepherd. Ronnie, the brilliant schoolboy, the warm-hearted mentor of Harold Macmillan and his friends on the eve of the First World War, was led in his search for reason and authority in his religious beliefs to become a Catholic, and in due course perhaps the most celebrated priest and writer of his time.

All four brothers had keen intelligences and tender and affectionate hearts. This made the tensions between their common background and their divergent beliefs and careers all the more poignant. As a result, this book is a highly perceptive and often moving portrait of a family that is much more than the sum of four separate biographies.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: knox ronald bible catholic priest editor punch cryptographer victorian vicarage edmund valpy evangelical bishop manchester anglo-catholic active welfare worke wilfred lawrence alfred dillwyn 0698108604
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Freshwater Fishing by Trevor Housby (£9.50)Publisher: Galley Press — 1988Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0861366301]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this edition. [First: Blandford Press, 1983] Illustrated with colour photographs & line drawings. From the cover: “This book is for the angler who wants results, who wants consistently to catch the fish of his or her choice and who wants to land specimen-sized fish not just occasionally but regularly. In other words, this is a guide to modern positive fishing. It wastes no time in describing ineffective methods however hallowed by tradition or in repeating outmoded fishermen’s lore. It teaches you how to get results by understanding your target fish and then applying the most up-to-date angling techniques to ensure its capture. Freshwater Fishing starts from first principles. From Barbel to Zander the main species of freshwater fish are given in alphabetical order. Each one has a chapter to itself, which starts with a brief description of the fish and, where useful, describes feeding habits, habitat, the bait and groundbait it most readily takes and the methods and equipment necessary to catch it. This book takes the chance out of fishing. It shows the angler how to apply thought as well as intuition to his fishing, with the result that whatever his level of skill, the angler will be able to catch decent-sized specimens of individual species to order.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Pictorial boards. 151 pages. Tags: activators alarm anglers avoiding bag bailey baiting baitrunner baits bale balloon barbed barbell barbless basket beach beachcasting bite bivvy blanking bleak boats boom brandlings bread bream bucknall buller camouflage camping cane caring carp casting catfish checking cheese chick chub cleaning clements clothing coarse competitions conservation contents cooking cowley crabtree creel crucian
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Freshwater Fishing by Trevor Housby (£9.50)Publisher: Galley Press — 1983Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0861366301]Condition: Very Good. Laminated boards a little scuffed with slight crushing at head of spine.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings. From the cover: “This book is for the angler who wants results, who wants consistently to catch the fish of his or her choice and who wants to land specimen-sized fish not just occasionally but regularly. In other words, this is a guide to modern positive fishing. It wastes no time in describing ineffective methods however hallowed by tradition or in repeating outmoded fishermen’s lore. It teaches you how to get results by understanding your target fish and then applying the most up-to-date angling techniques to ensure its capture. Freshwater Fishing starts from first principles. From Barbel to Zander the main species of freshwater fish are given in alphabetical order. Each one has a chapter to itself, which starts with a brief description of the fish and, where useful, describes feeding habits, habitat, the bait and groundbait it most readily takes and the methods and equipment necessary to catch it. This book takes the chance out of fishing. It shows the angler how to apply thought as well as intuition to his fishing, with the result that whatever his level of skill, the angler will be able to catch decent-sized specimens of individual species to order.”Notes: 151 pages. Tags: activators alarm anglers avoiding bag bailey baiting baitrunner baits bale balloon barbed barbell barbless basket beach beachcasting bite bivvy blanking bleak boats boom brandlings bread bream bucknall buller camouflage camping cane caring carp casting catfish checking cheese chick chub cleaning clements clothing coarse competitions conservation contents cooking cowley crabtree creel crucian
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My Autobiography by Dickie Bird (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340684577]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Dickie Bird’s retirement was an international event shown on millions of TV screens and covered in newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. Here at last is his autobiography. The most famous cricket umpire of them all, Dickie has done that difficult job more skilfully than anyone else. Moreover he has done it in his idiosyncratic style and with the infectious humour which has endeared him to millions throughout the world, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner’s son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. Throughout his life he has courted both controversy and comedy. This book is a mixture of forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and hilarious stories, for which Dickie is so well known.”Tags: venkataraghavan gloucestershire nottinghamshire leicestershire worcestershire martyn-jenkins championships international o'shaughnessy championship javedmiandad intimidatory warwickshire all-rounder scarborough w-captaincy balderstone bicentenial illingworth association documentary preparation christopher personality churchgoing fairbrother rimmington azharuddin sidebottom livingston journalism richardson groundsmen vishwanath prudential lancashire ramprakash fredericks headingley electronic rutherford tournament champion's wooldridge birkenshaw recreation derbyshire groundsman retirement staincross d'oliveira
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Playing Days by Tony Lewis (£9.50)Publisher: Stanley Paul — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091622808]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A cricket autobiography that reads like a novel is a rare treat, but then, as Tony Lewis says, he fluttered into the golden web of Neville Cardus at the age of twelve and never tried to escape. His Playing Days have been unusual, to say the least. A double Cambridge Blue thinking of a future as a professional violinist, he bequeathed his front teeth to a rugby pitch at nineteen, and rose through the ranks of cricket to captain Glamorgan and England with romantic optimism. He had played for his county as a schoolboy prodigy — Welsh, fiercely determined and out first ball — and he maintained his independence as an amateur and a gentleman by his skills as a freelance writer and broadcaster. Top scorer in the country in 1966, Tony Lewis nevertheless viewed the game from above and below, suffering dismal slumps and tormented by knee injuries, a thinking young man surrounded by gods. Here are his memories of Glamorgan: of leading them to their Championship triumph in 1969, and of the black day when Roger Davis, felled at short square leg, lay apparently lifeless on the pitch. Memories of skippering the MCC as a novitiate in his new England sweater in India and Pakistan in 1972/3: of the shocking poverty, the blinding sun, the dodgy umpiring and the death threat by the Black September movement just months after the Munich Olympics. Memories of music, of Wales, the RAF, playing for the Lord’s Taverners and I Zingari, and the treasured characters of the game, all vividly captured with the writer’s eye for feeling and detail. Like the sight of A. R. Lewis winding up to take 3 for 18 at Neath with his little leg spinners, Playing Days will delight cricket-lovers everywhere with its poetic charm.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 251 pages. Tags: abbas adjudicate agit alanjones ali andrew autobiography baig balding barry batting becomes bedi bernard biographies bishen braboume brabourne brearley brian broadcaster bryan championship cheating chris clyde constant cordle county craig creswell cricket cricket-lovers davis delhi denness dismal don double edward eifionjones enjo essex fenners fidei fielders follows freelance fry full-back gary
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Thanks To Cricket by J. M. [James Maurice] Kilburn (£9.50)Publisher: The Sportsmans Book Club — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, slightly faded at the spine. Top edge of the text block tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Neville Cardus was always a great talent-spotter. He read a cricket report in the Yorkshire Post by a young man named J M Kilburn and immediately wrote to the editor of that distinguished paper congratulating him on getting such a promising newcomer. Mr Kilburn, having continued to report cricket for the Post for forty years, now presents us with his autobiography. It is almost a history of the game itself. Since he can remember, as if it were yesterday, the batting of Hobbs, Woolley and George Gunn, and the bowling of Barnes, Parkin and Hitch, not to mention all the great overseas players during his tours with the MCC, Mr Kilburn’s analysis of current form is beautifully clear and balanced. He has written the kind of book which occurs once in a generation.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 204 pages. Tags: alec and bedser boycott bradman cardus club compton cricket denis donald empire eton freddie geoff george herbert hirst history hobbs jack kilburn leyland maurice neville observations personal rhodes sir sutcliffe the trueman wilfred writers
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Unfashionable Economics: Essays in Honour of Lord Balogh by Edited by Paul Streeten (£9.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297001051]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper slightly frayed with two short, closed, tears to the head of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Top corner of the first blank clipped.Description: From the cover: “This book of essays honours Thomas Balogh in the year of his sixty-fifth birthday. The essays are written by distinguished economists who all share the experience of having been inspired by his wealth of ideas and encouraged by his example to question the orthodox and unfashionable presuppositions of economics.

One of Thomas Balogh’s main contributions since the war has been in the field of development economics, where he has stressed the importance of inequality and dominance in international relations. The first two sections of the book are devoted to this subject. In the first section — entitled International Inequality and Dualism — Michael Lipton contributes the first essay in which he discusses the effects of farm-price stabilisation on income stability and income distribution. William Barber reassesses the theory of ‘dualism’ as an analytical tool in the situation of post-colonialism in underdeveloped countries, and Thomas Balogh’s theories on the gap between the rich and poor countries and the factors working against a closing of differentials are given systematic statistical backing by Wilfred Beckerman and Robert Bacon in their essay. Keith Griffin suggests ways of tackling underdevelopment by internal reform in his examination of the Guatemala coffee economy, and Dudley Seers discusses the economic problems of graduate migration from underdeveloped countries.

The responsibilities of the richer countries and the problems involved in carrying them out are discussed in the second section on Aid and Trade. In the first essay Vijay Joshi examines the assumptions used in those economic models which make an analytical distinction between saving and foreign exchange restraints, and points out some dangers. Some optimal policies to promote industrialisation are put forward by the late V. K. Ramaswami and Michael Stewart and Jagdish Bhagwati consider the costs of foreign aid in their contributions. The section is concluded with an essay by Michael Posner on the relations between innovation, foreign investment and international trade, and the consequences for poorer countries of high investment capacity in wealthier economies.

In the third section — on the State and the Economy — Gunnar Myrdal sees the sociological factors in underdevelopment as reasons for harder government intervention in the underdeveloped economies. In his contribution, Michael Shanks gives his views on the use of economists in Whitehall, Roger Opie considers the effectiveness of monetary policy and David Henderson raises some issues and problems concerning cost-benefit analysis as it relates to policy-making in government, putting forward some of his own suggestions. Finally in this section W. G. McClelland outlines the causes and consequences of the recent increase in management education in Britain, and analyses its value together with the related problems of finance and teacher supply.

Economic theory is the subject of the last section, and Lester Thurow follows up Thomas Balogh’s thesis regarding the inadequacy of neoclassical production functions in his essay, while Richard Fortes considers the problem of inefficiency in the presence of externalities.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 379 pages. Tags: addresses agricultures aid alternative analysis aspects assistance bacon balogh barber baron beckerman bhagwati coffee constraints cost-benefit countries developing disequilibrium distribution diversification dualism economics economy education efficiency equality essays estimates exchange externalities foreign functions future graduate griffin henderson incomes international investment irregular issues joshi kingdom lectures lipton management mcclelland migration monetary myrdal obstacle opie optimal policies policy portes posner presence price production promote ramaswami real reform revisited saving search seers shanks some stabilisation stewart technical the thurow tying underdeveloped unfashionable united unsettled whitehall
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Our Hidden Lives: The Remakable Diaries of Post-War Britain by Simon Garfield (£7.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0091897335]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “In Our Hidden Lives award-winning writer Simon Garfield has skilfully woven the diaries of five ordinary people, confronting the uncertain years following the Second World War, into a wonderful and evocative patchwork. Meet Maggie Joy Blunt, a thoroughly modern young woman, bored out of her mind in a metal company in Slough; George Taylor, a curmudgeonly accountant from Sheffield, who gets annoyed when woken by fireworks celebrating the end of the war. Edie Rutherford, Sheffield housewife and Socialist, who is always arguing with her hairdresser; B Charles, a gay antiques dealer in Edinburgh and a horrific snob. And meet Herbert Brush, London pensioner, active for his age, forever creosoting his garden fence and author of ambitious but appalling poetry. In Our Hidden Lives these ordinary people — who never knew one another — have come together to make an extraordinary book.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 536 pages. Tags: stockings cosmetics programme blackouts harrisson blackmail spectator squatters accidents constable orchestra stratford birthdays hadrian's cremation cavalcade transport pictorial sheffield middleton shortages birthmark political pygmalion paintings elections prejudice churchill palestine pregnancy encounter revisited rationing statesman surrender franchise pneumonia adventure hospitals salisbury communism celebrate locksmith aluminium calendars opticians menopause relations nuremberg fersolate illnesses
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Jarhead: A Soldier's Story of Modern War by Anthony Swofford (£7.00)Publisher: Scribner — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0743239199]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Anthony Swofford’s grandfather fought in WWII; his father fought in Vietnam; and he — a directionless, testosterone-battered teenager — became a scout/sniper in the marines and fought in the Gulf War. His account of that time is also part of a lineage — after Wilfred Owen, Norman Mailer, Michael Herr and Tim O’Brien, it brings the raw and searing tradition of soldiers’ stories up to date. A harrowing yet inspiring portrait of a tormented consciousness struggling for reconciliation and peace, Jarhead is authentic, revelatory and brilliantly crafted..”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 260 pages. Tags: 20th american anthony asian autobiography biography century corps defence east eastern from general gulf history marine middle military modern narratives persian personal postwar states swofford united war warfare
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Regeneration by Pat Barker (£7.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140123083]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans slightly. Description: A Later Printing. Number 1 in the series.

From the cover: “Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland, 1917, where army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating shell-shocked soldiers. Under his care are the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, as well as mute Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper.

Rivers’ job is to make the men in his charge healthy enough to fight. Yet the closer he gets to mending his patients’ minds the harder becomes every decision to send them back to the horrors of the front. Regeneration is a classic examination of how the traumas of war brutalised a generation of young men.”
Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Regeneration Trilogy series. 252 pages. Tags: 9780140123081 Fiction, World War, 1914-1918, Fiction General, Modern contemporary fiction (post 1945), Modern fiction, General Literary Fiction
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My Autobiography by Dickie Bird (£6.50)Publisher: Coronet — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340684585]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Updated Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Dickie Bird’s retirement was an international event shown on millions of TV screens and covered in newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. Here at last is his autobiography. The most famous cricket umpire of them all, Dickie has done that difficult job more skilfully than anyone else. Moreover he has done it in his idiosyncratic style and with the infectious humour which has endeared him to millions throughout the world, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner’s son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. Throughout his life he has courted both controversy and comedy. This book is a mixture of forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and hilarious stories, for which Dickie is so well known.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Parkinson. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 479 pages. Tags: venkataraghavan gloucestershire nottinghamshire leicestershire worcestershire martyn-jenkins championships international o'shaughnessy championship javedmiandad intimidatory warwickshire all-rounder scarborough w-captaincy balderstone bicentenial illingworth association documentary preparation christopher personality churchgoing fairbrother rimmington azharuddin sidebottom livingston journalism richardson groundsmen vishwanath prudential lancashire ramprakash fredericks headingley electronic rutherford tournament champion's wooldridge birkenshaw recreation derbyshire groundsman retirement staincross d'oliveira
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Jarhead: A Soldier's Story of Modern War by Anthony Swofford (£5.50)Publisher: Scribner — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0743239196]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Anthony Swofford’s grandfather fought in WWII; his father fought in Vietnam; and he — a directionless, testosterone-battered teenager — became a scout/sniper in the marines and fought in the Gulf War. His account of that time is also part of a lineage — after Wilfred Owen, Norman Mailer, Michael Herr and Tim O’Brien, it brings the raw and searing tradition of soldiers’ stories up to date. A harrowing yet inspiring portrait of a tormented consciousness struggling for reconciliation and peace, Jarhead is authentic, revelatory and brilliantly crafted.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 260 pages. Tags: 20th american anthony asian autobiography biography century corps defence east eastern from general gulf history marine middle military modern narratives persian personal postwar states swofford united war warfare
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Keep the Faith, Baby!: A Bishop Reflects On Faith, Evangelism, Race Relations and Community by Wilfred Wood (£5.50)Publisher: The Bible Reading Fellowship — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0745929656]Condition: Good+. Wraps a little unevenly faded. Knocked at tail of spine and onto lower wrap.Description: Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 160 pages. Tags: bishops england croydon sermons race religious aspects christianity community life faith evangelistic work evangelism wilfred wood 0745929656
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Saints: A Visual Guide by Edward Mornin; Lorna Mornin; (£5.00)Publisher: Frances Lincoln — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0711226067]Condition: Very Good.Description: Later printing. Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4¼". 296 pages. Tags: llandaff margaret vitalian boisilus stavelot waltheof aurelian milburga benedict penitent britwald mellitus eadburga monaghan clonfert crowland wulfhead onesimus beverley claudia fachnan eadnoth denmark malchus killala susanna kilmore alypius centule raymond swithin germain breqwin decuman lismore almedha tagaste stephen blessed yarcard novatus tuscany verulam pappian monessa botolph evesham illogan wenlock aneurin ravenna
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