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Pigs, Breeds and Management by Sanders Spencer (£21.50)Publisher: Vinton & Co. — 1919Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Generally worn with several marks to the covers, spotted and occasional staining to the pages. Text generally bright and certainly better than a reading copy.Description: Green cloth with gilt titling to spine. This being No. 5 in the Live Stock Handbooks series with a chapter on diseases of the Pig by Prof. J. Wortley Axe and a chapter on Bacon and Ham Curing by L. M. Douglas. Illustrated with B&W photographs and drawings. 180pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Love Letters: An Anthology from the British Isles 975 - 1944 by VARIOUS (£12.50)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ gently faded with some edgewear, pleasant enough. A little rubbed at extremities with a few minor marks on the cover. Internally bright and clean.Description: In this collection the author has brought together the warmer and self revealing love-letters of the past, beginning which “to the husbands message", from the 10th - century miscellany "The Exeter Book", and concluding with the tender poems, to his wife, of the Welshman Alun Lewis, who was killed in the second world war. Here we have Ann Boleyn’s last letter to Henry just before execution, when the king was already writing love letters Jane Seymour; the wonderful letters of the 18th century, which range from the with of Steele to all important questions of dowry the case of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu; Charles Lamb's letters to the actress Miss Kelly, and hers to him turning him down, alongside the almost unbearable agony of Keats's To Fanny Brawne; and the letters of the present century, from the amusing epistles of George Moore to Lady Cunard to the damning correspondence if that femme fatale Edith Thompson.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 5¾". 358 pages.
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Mr Harty's Grand Tour by Russell Harty (£11.50)Publisher: Century — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071261849X]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: From the cover: “Russell Harty travels very much as a man of the twentieth century — by motor car, high-speed train, boat and aeroplane. This unique journey starts at Dover and wanders through the Low Countries; a rain-soaked day on the battlefield of Waterloo with the present Marquis of Anglesey, looking for the tomb of his great great grandfather’s leg; lunch at the EEC with Barbara Castle; the new sights and old smells of Paris; the silken wealth of Lyons — and so to Germany and ‘Checkpoint Charlie’. Mr Harty met Sting in Perugia and the Pope in Rome. The dynamic of the journey gathers its final force in the hot and energetic city of Naples — the looming presence of Vesuvius, the lingering influence of Emma Hamilton, the English garden at Caserta, and, on the last intoxicating night of the Grand Tour, the primitive and explosive Festival of Santa Maria del Cannine. In this personal record of a journey, there is much to observe in the manners and customs of our European neighbours — the majestic and the domestic, the grand and the gossipy, the touching and the exotic, the gentle and the generous.”Notes: Jacket designed by Jane Lake Birt. Illustrated by Jane Lake Birt. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: monastery francis barracco belgium bruges brussels ostend waterloo checkpoint charlie pergamon museum berlin bruges groeninge museum brussels eec headquarters calabria vera coburg courmayeur eiffel false teeth factory liechtenstein florence san miniato compiegne paris geneva germany bavaria coburg linderhof castle munich oberammergau unterammergau gstaad hotels italy interlaken florence naples monte cassino sovicille arc triomphe louvre sulpice restaurants saxe-coburg siena switzerland swiss character classic grand tour english travellers chesterfield smollett boswell lady mary wortley montagu journey customs manners
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Mr. Harty's Grand Tour by Russell Harty (£11.50)Publisher: Century — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780712618496]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Price Clipped.Description: It was in the mid-eighteenth century when the classic Grand Tour was in its heyday, and thousands of English travellers would direct themselves southwards to delight in things new and old and to compose long accounts of the rigours and dangers they confronted. Equipped with such rich, energetic historical guidelines (tips from such as Chesterfield, Smollett, Boswell and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu) on the one hand, Harty carries letters, documents, diaries and accounts of those who made pioneer journeys - some with extravagant retinues, others alone and retraces the Grand Tour.Notes: Jacket designed by Jane Lake Birt. Size: 9½" x 6¼". 223 pages. Tags: Grand Tour English Boswell Montagu travellers Smollett Chesterfield
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives by Katie Hickman (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0002557142]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the top corner of the upper board with a split to the dust wrapper at the same. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd impression. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “A mixture of poignant biography and marvellously entertaining social history, Daughters of Britannia is the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Vita Sackville-West and Lady Diana Cooper are among the well-known wives of diplomats who represented Britain in the far-flung corners of the globe. Yet, despite serving such crucial roles, the vast majority of these women are entirely unknown to history. Who was Mrs. Vigor, gossiping from St Petersburg in the 1730s about the intrigues of the imperial court, or Miss Tully, incarcerated in the British Consulate in plague-torn Tripoli on the eve of the French Revolution?

Drawing on letters, private journals and memoirs, as well as contemporary oral history, Katie Hickman explores not only the public pomp and glamour of diplomatic life, but also the most intimate, private face of this most fascinating and mysterious world. Far from leading lives of luxury and privilege, many women endured harsh, isolated circumstances which they met with remarkable resourcefulness and strength. Journeys could take many months to complete, medical facilities were often primitive or nonexistent and young children frequently died. There were wars, kidnappings, assassination attempts.

Katie Hickman counterpoints stories of high drama with detailed recollections of domestic life where women faced such daily challenges as getting their husbands’ shirt fronts suitably boiled and starched in the wilds of Xinkiang; or finding the right size bulletproof vest in which to do the gardening in Beirut.

Touching on die lives of nearly a hundred diplomatic wives (as well as sisters and daughters), Daughters of Britannia is a brilliant and compelling account of more than three centuries of British diplomacy as seen through the eyes of some of its most intrepid but least-known participants.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVIII] 323 pages. Tags: diplomats spouses great britain social life and customs biography british foreign countries history married women
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Off the Beaten Track: A Traveller's Anthology by Laura Stoddart (£10.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1842550446]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with line drawings.

From the cover: “A book of brief quotations about travel and exploration from those who love to get off the beaten track — and those who wish they’d stayed at home.

Here you will read advice to the traveller -and reflections from travellers from many centuries: Captain Cook confidently declaring that no man will ever venture further than he has, Richard Burton musing on how to keep a wife alive in the tropics, Edward Lear being seasick crossing the Channel, and the unreliable Sir John Mandeville spinning his traveller’s tales.

Intrepid travellers such as Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Marco Polo, Lady Mary Wortley Montague, Mary Kingsley, Isabella Bird, Captain Scott and Freya Stark — all of them are here, some of them awestruck at the majesty of their surroundings and others distinctly unimpressed.

Laura Stoddart’s delicious illustrations seize on the unexpected, and make a comment on what the author doesn’t say. Her many admirers will find this wittily chosen anthology has all the charm of her Up the Garden Path..”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 80 pages. Tags: surroundings christopher travellers awestruck kingsley columbus intrepid montague isabella captain majesty wortley marco scott freya stark their vasco polo bird lady mary cama laura stoddart 1842550446
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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