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Three Years or the Duration: The Memoirs of a Munition Worker, 1914-18
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Three Years or the Duration: The Memoirs of a Munition Worker, 1914-18

By Peggy Hamilton

London: Peter Owen, 1978. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 277 8vo. First British Commonwealth edition; hardback, with dust jacket. Pictorial dust jacket, olive green cloth-covered boards, silver titles to spine, illustrations from drawings and photographs, 125 pages. Condition notes: Wear to the dust jacket, especially the back section. Small area of fading to top of spine strip, old pricing in pencil to front free end paper, book overall clean, bright and sound.

$16.73

Ordeal by Fire
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Ordeal by Fire

By Wassey

London: Secker and Warburg, 1941. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 230 8vo. Sub-title: The Story and Lesson of Fire over Britain and the Battle of the Flames. The stories of men and women of the Fire Services (including the London Auxiliary Fire Service) in the Blitz. Mushroom-coloured cloth-covered boards, red titles to spine, 192 pages, many illustrations from photographs. Condition notes: Small spot of staining to front board, spine also with some soiling, internally a clean, bright copy. Binding sound and firm.

$53.53

Names of Streets and Places in the Administrative County of London 1955
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Names of Streets and Places in the Administrative County of London 1955

London: London County Council, 1955. 4th edition. Hardback. Good/Good. 1955 4to. Including the names of blocks of dwellings parks and open spaces. Showing postal districts etc., and details of Orders made since 1856 relative to street names and numbers. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, mushroom-coloured dustjacket, 870 pages. Probably ex-Government department property, having MAP ROOM in ink to fore-edges and S.2 to external bottom edges of text block. No other ownership marks. Condition notes: Dust jacket chipped and rolled, reinforced with translucent tape to extremities of spine. Book sound and clean, with reinforcement to joints at end papers.

$131.14

London Under Elizabeth: a Survey (A Survey of London)

By John Stow

London: George Routledge & Son, 1893. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 524 8vo. Edited by Henry Morley; first edition thus. Title to front free end paper: "Stow's Survey of London". Title to half-title: "London Under Elizabeth: a Survey by John Stow". Title to title page: "A Survay of London Contayning the Originall, Antiquity, Increase, Moderne Estate, and Description of that Citie, Written in the year 1598". In Routledge's Books for the People series. Re-backed retaining orginal spine strip and cloth. Red-brown cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 446 pages, three pages of publisher's catalogue preceding title page and one leaf of publisher's catalogue (Morely's Universal Library) to rear. Condition notes: Boards rubbed and bumped, edges of text block ragged and soiled, pages unmarked, binding firm.

$20.07

Luce di Trieste
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Luce di Trieste

By Pier Antonio Quarantotti Gambini

Turin: Ed Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana, 1964. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 2659 Folio. In slipcase; pictorial dustjacket, green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, decorative end papers, 270 pages, generously illustrated. A beautifully produced book on Trieste. Condition notes: Some wear to the slipcase, dust jacket chipped and rolled at edges and a little soiled. Some bumping to boards, book otherwise in excellent condition.

$53.53

Paris '68 Graffiti, Posters, Newspapers and Poems of the Events of May 1968
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Paris '68 Graffiti, Posters, Newspapers and Poems of the Events of May 1968

By Marc Rohan

London: Impact Books, 1988. First Edition. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 297 4to. Paperback, black/white/red covers, 142 pages. Text in English, including English translations of French graffiti etc. Condition notes: Covers rather worn, nibbled at edges with a small area of loss to bottom edge of front cover, pages showing age-toning, but a clean, unmarked copy.

$46.84

Leigh Bowery The Life and Times of an Icon
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Leigh Bowery The Life and Times of an Icon

By Sue Tilley

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1997. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 445 8vo. Pictorial covers, monochrome plates of illustrations bound together between pp 148 and 149, 308 pages. Condition notes: Covers show some wear, internally clean, bright and sound.

$56.20

No Future. Sex, Seditionaries and the Sex Pistols
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No Future. Sex, Seditionaries and the Sex Pistols

By Andrew Wilson

London: The Hospital, 2004. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 566 8vo. Gift inscription "David- Happy Birthday Love from Andrew", believed to be from Andrew Wilson, author of the essays. Catalogue for exhibition by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood with accompanying essays. Soft covers, landscape format. Condition notes: Some signs of wear to rear cover, otherwise a clean, bright and sound copy.

$167.28

The Puzzle Palace, America's National Security Agency and its Special Relationship with Britain's GCHQ
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The Puzzle Palace, America's National Security Agency and its Special Relationship with Britain's GCHQ

By James Bamford

London: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 1983. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 978 8vo. First UK edition. Related news cutting left laid in. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dustjacket (unclipped), 465 pages. Condition notes: Some age-darkening to dust jacket, dust soiling to fore-edges of text block, light foxing to end papers.

$20.07

The Civil Service Year Book and Official Calendar 1885
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The Civil Service Year Book and Official Calendar 1885

London: Sheppard & St John Ltd, 1885. Hardback. Fair/No Jacket. 287 8vo. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board, advertisements to front endpapers, to verso of some of early pages and to rear paste down. Contents include regulations for competition to enter the civil service as well as details of entrance examinations for various grades of employee, together with specimen questions. 274 pages in all. Small octavo, barely 7.5 inches high. Condition notes: Externally shabby, with stains and soiling to the boards, a pencilled number on the front board, wear and damage to the spine strip, probably related to removal of a label. Traces of tape that might have once held the label remain on the boards. The title page and at least one of the other pages has in ink "Jarrold & Sons Ltd Printing Office Copy". The page containing the Preface has the same number scrawled across it as the front board. Pages 17 to 32B are detached, as are pages 97 to 112. There is age-yellowing to the pages, but apart from the ownership inscriptions I can find no markings. The text is complete.

$26.76

Officials of Royal Commissions of Inquiry 1815-1870

By J M Collinge

London: University of London, 1984. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 320 8vo. No. 9 in the series Office-holders in Modern Britain. Dark blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 108 pages. Condition notes: Clean and unmarked; almost as new.

$13.38

Map of Monastic Britain

Chessington: Ordnance Survey, 1950. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 623 8vo. North and South sheets (linen-backed maps) bound in one volume, together with the text introductions etc, with the original card front covers; probably privately bound. The rear covers of each booklet have been removed, almost certainly at the time of binding, to facilitate the opening up of the map that follow. Bookplate of Dennis H N Sellers to front paste down. Bound in dark blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, red end papers. The two sheets (1:625,000) attempt to represent the character and geographic distribution of the monastic houses in Great Britain fron the Norman conquest until the Dissolution. Map compiled by R Neville Hadcock. Condition notes: Old price in pencil to front cover of North Sheet booklet, a little soiling to each front cover, otherwise excellent inside and out.

$66.91

Anatomy of the SS State

By Helmut Krausnick

London: Collins, 1968. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Fair. 671 8vo. First English edition, translated from the German by Richard Barry, Marian Jackson and Dorothy Long. The book actually consists of five separate studies, by four authors: Helmut Krausnick, Hans Buchheim, Martin Brosza and Hans-Adolf Jacobsen. The five studies are: The Persecution of the Jews, Command and Compliance, The Concentration Camps 1933-45, and The Kommissarbefehl and Mass Executions of Soviet Russian Prisoners of War. There is an introduction by Elizabeth Wiskemann and an Appendix compiled by Brian Melland. Dark grey cloth covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 614 pages. Related material left laid in. Condition notes: Dustjacket soiled and torn, with some loss to the bottom of the spine area and crude tape repair along the hinge of the front flap. The book itself is a clean, firm copy with just a little dust soiling along the external top edges of the text block.

$20.07

Women at Westminster
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Women at Westminster

By Pamela Brookes

London: Peter Davies, 1967. First edition. Hardback. Good/No jacket. 477 8vo. Ex-library. Subtitle: An Account of Women in the British Parliament 1918-1966. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 287 pages, with notes to each chapter, a bibliography and appendices giving details of women Members of Parliament, Life Peers and successful Private Members' Bills introduced by women MPs. Several illustrations from photographs. Condition notes: Boards clean and sound, some dust-swelling to top external edges text block, library stamp verso of title page and a small die date stamp to the title page, pages clean and bright.

$13.38

The Public Schools To-Day
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The Public Schools To-Day

By J F Wolfenden

London: University of London Press, 1948. First edition. Hardback. Good/No jacket. 164 8vo. Subtitle: a Study in Boarding School Education. A signed and dated letter from the author is taped to the front paste down. A typescript foolscap note by W.H.Burston, with the heading The Public Schools, is laid in. Light blue cloth-covered boards, black titles to spine, black motif to front board, 111 pages. Condition notes: Boards rubbed and faded, spine darkened, previous owner's name etc to front free endpaper, dust spotting to external top edges of text block. The taping in of the author's letter is a mixed blessing, as it has made rather a mess of the paste down.

$20.07

The Death Doctors
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The Death Doctors

By A. Mitscherlich

London: Elek Books, 1962. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 622 8vo. First edition in English; translated from German by James Cleugh. Co-author F. Mielke. The book is concerned with experiments on camp inmates conducted in the Nazi extermination camps during the Second World War. Publishers claimed that it was the first such book. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, orange dust jacket, 367 pages. Condition notes: Dustjacket soiled and with edge wear but with no tears. A little rubbing to the boards, dust-soiling to top edges of text block. Pages clean and bright.

$33.46

Le Dix-Huit Brumaire, ou Tableau des événemens qui ont amené cette journée;
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Le Dix-Huit Brumaire, ou Tableau des événemens qui ont amené cette journée;

Paris: Garnery, 1800. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 522 8vo. Title continues: "des moyens secrets par lesquels elle a été préparée ; des faits qui l'ont accompagnée, et des résultats qu'elle doit avoir. Auxquels on a ajouté des anecdotes sur les principaux personnages qui étaient en place; et les pièces justificatives, etc. ". No author stated, but usually credited to Vincent Lombard de Langres (1765-1830). Printed/published by Garnery and P. Catineau et Rat. Full leather, gilt decoration, spine label almost completely lost, marbled end papers, 431 pages. Date of publication given as "An VIII de la République", which dated from 23rd September 1799. As the events described took place in November of that year, a modern rendering of the publication date as 1800 seems reasonable. Condition notes: Faint traces of damp damage to both sets of end papers and earliest and last few pages, otherwise pages clean and bright. Binding sound. Boards with some wear and rubbing, leather worn at joints but boards still soundly attached. A few pages remain unopened, and one or two have been carelessly opened resulting in uneven page edges.

$140.51

The Effects of the Factory System
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The Effects of the Factory System

By Allen Clarke

London: J M Dent and Sons, 1913. 3rd. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 305 8vo. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 159 pages. First published in serial form in 1895-98 and in book form in 1899. This copy is of the third edition, "with added matter". Introduction by Dr Greville MacDonald. Condition notes: Boards scuffed, bumped and rubbed; end papers age-darkened but contents otherwise clean and bright.

$42.82

Life in West London A Study and a Contrast
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Life in West London A Study and a Contrast

By Arthur Sherwell

London: Methuen, 1901. 3rd. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 319 8vo. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 206 pages, then 30 pages of publisher's catalogue for 1910. Ex-library, but only one label, to front paste down, as evidence. The area of West London under consideration is Soho. Condition notes: Boards bumped and stained (ink), foxing to prelims and title page, spotting/tanning to last blank page and to end papers. Untidy remnants of presentation label to front paste down.

$20.07

Gravesend in old picture postcards
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Gravesend in old picture postcards

By Douglas W Grierson

Netherlands: European Library, 1993. Firs edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 302 8vo. Brown laminated boards, illustrated with reproduction of postcard; black title to spine. Contains 108 reproductios of postcards, each with text explanation, one to a page. Postcard (sold by Kent County Library, Gravesham) left laid in. Landscape format, 210 mm by 152 mm. Condition notes: Almost as new.

$33.46

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