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Some Aspects of the Martial, Medical and Social History of the Port of Rochester

By J O Murray

Rochester, Kent UK: Unpublished, 1952. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 130 4to. Stapled booklet, quarto sized, grey-green card covers, 41 pages plus 9 pages of appendices of statistics (paginated i - ix). The author worked in the Health Department of the City of Rochester, whose arms are on the front cover. Section headings include Wars and Invasions, Epidemic Disease and Quarantine, Pollution of the River Medway and Commerce in the Port. Condition notes: Covers age-tanned and splashed, internally clean and unmarked. Previous owner's name in pencil inside front cover.

$30.31

The Cambridge Medieval History Volume of Maps

Cambridge: Cambridge Uinversity Press, 1936. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 998 8vo. The complete volume of maps for all 8 volumes of the history, 86 maps in all. In the standard mid-green cloth covered boards, gilt titles to spine; half title, title page, List of Maps (pp v-vii) and then the maps themselves. Condition notes: A little bumping to the boards, traces of dust soiling to the fore-edges, previous only owner's name to front paste down, old pencil price to front free endpaper. Contents clean, sound and bright.

$96.45

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.

$68.90

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.

$20.67

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.

$13.78

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 paste down.

$13.78

I Was the Nuremberg Jailer

By Burton C. Andrus

New York: Tower Publications, 1970. Paperback. Good/No jacket. 104 8vo. Described by the publishers as "the story of the Nazi war criminals, told by the man who guarded their trial and walked with them to the gallows." Red and black card covers, 168 pages, four pages of publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition notes: Front cover creased, paper age-darkened, old price stamp to 1st page. Overall a sound, acceptable reading copy.

$16.53

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.

$34.45

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.

$144.68

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.

$44.09

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.

$20.67

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.

$34.45

A History of Gravesend and its Surroundings
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A History of Gravesend and its Surroundings

By Alex. J Philip

Wraysbury, Bucks: Private publication., 1954. No binding. Very Good/No Jacket. 906 4to. Republication (by subscription) as a second, enlarged edition of a work first published in 1914 (i-x, then 214 pages, compared with the first edition pagination of - xxi, 1-149). The original intention had been for a 4-volume work. Green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, illustrations, Special Section with photographic reproductions of the Gravesend Charters. Related article (The Long Ferry by E C Watt, East Coast Digest and Greenwich Times, Vol 1 No 2) left laid in, together with some postcards showing some of the Gravesend ferries, including two car ferries. Condition notes: Boards a little rubbed at extremities, bibliographical note in pencil to front free end paper. The postcards are unused and in excellent condition.

$48.23

Titanic and Other Ships
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Titanic and Other Ships

By C H Lightoller

London: Bay Tree, 1939. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 185 12mo. Undated but publication date believed 1939 (given by COPAC). First edition thus; paperback, published 4 years after the first, hardback edition. Green and brown card covers, 256 pages, list of the first four Bay Tree books (this is No. 1) on the back. Commander Lightoller's account of his sea-faring life, before, during and after his experience on the Titanic. Condition notes: Sound and complete, but scuffing and soiling to covers, paper age-darkened and significant foxing to the last page and inside rear cover. Binding strained in one place.

$55.12

The History of the Postmarks of the British isles from 1840 to 1876 compiled chiefly from Official Records
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The History of the Postmarks of the British isles from 1840 to 1876 compiled chiefly from Official Records

By John G Hendy

London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd, 1909. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 587 4to. Dark blue cloth-covered boards, black titles to spine and front board, 184 pages, 4 pages of publisher's and other advertisements. Appendices include a list of Principal places in the suburban delivery with the sorting offices from which they were served (1857), a list of Obliteration Marks and their numbers, Inland Rates of Postage 1840 to 1885, etc. Condition notes: Some rubbing and bumping to boards, a short book review pasted to front free end paper, previous owner's name to front paste down and title page, otherwise clean and unmarked.

$48.23

Women Servants of the State 1870-1938, a History of Women in the Civil Service
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Women Servants of the State 1870-1938, a History of Women in the Civil Service

By Hilda Martindale

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1938. First edition. Hardback. Good/Good. 536 8vo. Ex school library (County School for Girls, Beckenham), with their stamps to front free end paper. Grey cloth-covered boards, silver titles to spine, 218 pages plus one leaf of publisher's advertisement, blue-grey dust-jacket. Condition notes: Dust-jacket (price-clipped) soiled and edge-worn, boards rubbed and worn, some spotting/foxing to fore-edges, severe foxing to top edges. Binding firm, pages clean and bright.

$17.22

Modern London Its Sins and Woes and the Sovereign Remedy
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Modern London Its Sins and Woes and the Sovereign Remedy

By James Dunn

London: The London City Mission, 1906. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 327 . Red bevelled, cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, black titles to front board, gilt illustration to front board, 186 pages, 13 illustrations from photographs- "Religious Service in a Common Lodging House", "Mission Work Among Navvies" etc. Condition notes: Ink stain to spine and along joint of front board, a little bumping to boards, browning to end papers. Binding strained across pp 40-41, otherwise firm. Contents clean and unmarked.

$55.12

Ashes in the Wind The Destruction of Dutch Jewry
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Ashes in the Wind The Destruction of Dutch Jewry

By J Presser

London: Souvenir Press, 1968. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 866 . First English edition; translated by Arnold Pomerans. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, dust jacket, many illustrations from photographs, 556 pages. Condition notes: Some dust spotting to external top edges of text block, dust jacket price clipped and with edge wear. Ownership stamp "B.S." to rear paste down.

$41.34

Area Eight" In the War Against Hitlerism being an account of the Civil Defence Services and A.R.P. In Stroud and Nailsworth
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Area Eight" In the War Against Hitlerism being an account of the Civil Defence Services and A.R.P. In Stroud and Nailsworth

By P R Symonds

Stroud: The Stroud (Urban and Rural) and Nailsworth (Urban) Defence Committee, 1945. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Fair. 527 8vo. Signed by the author. With a Preface by General Sir Hugh Elles and a Foreword by Bramwell Hudson. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, decorative dustjacket, 244 pages, and with thirty-four illustrations- photographs of Civil Defence activities and personnel, and also cartoons etc. Condition notes: Dust jacket torn, with some loss (now protected with transparent wrapper). Boards rubbed along edges, some age toning to paper.

$41.34

Victorian Working Women - An Historical and Literary Study of Women in British Industries and Professions 1832 - 1850
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Victorian Working Women - An Historical and Literary Study of Women in British Industries and Professions 1832 - 1850

By Wanda Fraiken Neff

London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1929. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 602 8vo. A previous owner's annotation to front free end paper notes: "Reprinted 1966 by Frank Cass with additional bibliographical note but less complete than the original" (ie less complete than the edition offered here). Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 288 pages. Related newspaper cutting left laid in. Condition notes: Spine faded, generally tired-looking, considerable foxing/dust soiling to fore-edges of text block and to top edges, strained at front end papers, foxing to half title and title page, remnants of label to rear paste down, although no evidence of library ownership.

$20.67

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