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The Enemy Within  -  A History of Espionage
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The Enemy Within - A History of Espionage

By Crowdy, Terry

Oxford: Osprey, 2006. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket. First Edition, First Printing. 368 pages. To gain the upper hand in conflict, the ability to know what your enemy is planning is vital. From biblical times to the present day, leaders have employed espionage on and off the battlefield in the quest for victory. Tactics might differ, from dirty tricks and theft to interrogation and torture, but the aim is the same - to outmanoeuvre the enemy and emerge triumphant. The book traces the history of espionage from its development in ancient times through to the end of the Cold War and beyond, shedding light on the clandestine activities that have so often tipped the balance in times of war. L. First. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.98

Pentagames  -  A Colourful Collection of Classic Games Designed By Pentagram
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Pentagames - A Colourful Collection of Classic Games Designed By Pentagram

By Hillman, David (edited by)

Books UK, 1993. A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boeards with VG dustjacket. A square format book of 166 pages. The internationally renowned design consultants at Pentagram have devised a collection of beautifully deigned and delightfully entertaining games. An ideal gift book for game players of all skill levels and areas of interest. 115. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.98

Celebrity Hotel  -  True Inside Gossip, Scandal and Intrigue     (SIGNED COPY)
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Celebrity Hotel - True Inside Gossip, Scandal and Intrigue (SIGNED COPY)

By Kirby, Neil (as Told to Paul James)

Brighton: Book Guild Publishing, 2010. An As New copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. SIGNED BY AUTHOR WITH DEDICATION TO TITLE PAGE. Royalty, Hollywood stars and the fantastically rich have all come through the doors of the Grosvenor Hotel on London's Park Lane, one of the world's premier five star hotels. Its former General Manager divulges royal slip-ups, tales of wealthy excess, forgotten items by guests such as a box with half a million pounds in it, a Ferrari and a Rolls Royce. Princess Margaret used to be taken up to a retiring room, where a bottle of Famous Grouse whisky would be waiting for her and by the time she returned to the Great Room to watch the dancing, she would have consumed almost the entire bottle. Neil Kirby went on to own his own Hotel - the Langham in Eastbourne, a four star hotel. L. Signed by Author. First. Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.47

The English Illustrated Magazine  1884-1885
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The English Illustrated Magazine 1884-1885

By Various

London: Macmillan, 1885. Gilt title on leather spine with leather corners and buckram boards which have wear to spine sides, head tail and to corners. Internally there are the occasional light marks to some pages, but generally clean, tight and unmarked. A strongly bound heavy volume of viii + 817 pages paginated + 15 unpaginated. The volume contains fiction by notable writers, poetry and essays on a wide range of subjects. Wonderfully iIllustrated throughout with ornamental friezes, initial letters, tail pieces and engravings and drawings. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.72 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 155. First. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.96

The English Illustrated Magazine  1883-1884
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The English Illustrated Magazine 1883-1884

By Various

London: Macmillan, 1884. Gilt title on leather spine with leather corners and buckram boards which have wear to spine sides, head tail and to corners and a stain to rear. Internally there are the occasional light marks to some pages, light staining to the top corners of last 140 pages or so but generally clean and unmarked with two pages (327-330) being loose. A strongly bound heavy volume of viii + 784 pages containing fiction by notable writers, poetry and essays on a wide range of subjects. Wonderfully iIllustrated throughout with ornamental friezes, initial letters, tail pieces and engravings and drawings. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.62 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 155. First. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.47

Secret Societies
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Secret Societies

By Mackenzie, Norman (edited by)

London: Aldus, 1967. A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has wear to edges and has some repairs. Comprises : Primitive Secret Societies by E. Michael Mandelson; Mau Mau by John Hammerton; Thuggee by David Annan; The Mysteries by Ninian Smart; The Assassins and the Knights Templar by David Annan; The Rosicrucians by Mervyn Jones; Freemasonry by Mervyn Jones; Nationalist Secret Societies by David Annan; Chinese Secret Societies by Barbara E. Ward; The Mafia by David Annan; The Ku Klux Klan by David Annan. Profusely illustrated. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.08 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 13. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.78

The Tarot
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The Tarot

By Cavendish, Richard

London: Chancellor Press, 1986. Gold titles on black cloth boards. A near Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 191 pages. Illustrated throughout. The Tarot pack of cards is a mystery. What was its origin and purpose? It has been said to derive from India or Iran, even China, and to have been brought to the West by Gypsies, returning Crusaders, or the Arab invaders of Spain. Various writers have claimed that it embodies the wisdom of ancient Egypt, Pagan Celtic traditions, and the symbolism of Dante's Divine Comedy. The source of the very word Tarot has been allegedly discoveed in Latin, Hebrew and Egyptian. In a clear and lively manne the author presents the myths and facts and describes the earliest known Tarot packs and their development. He also gives a comprehensive account of the many different interpretations and uses of the Tarot. A complete compendium of information. PLEASE NOTE : A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.985 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 3. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$13.18

Catch a Fish from the Sea (Using the Internet)
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Catch a Fish from the Sea (Using the Internet)

By Akhtar, Nasreen

London: Greenbirds, 2008. SIGNED BY AUTHOR TO REVIEW PAGE WITH DEDICATION TO SOMEONE WITH THE SAME NAME. 331 pages. Foreword by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. What would Jane Austen say about the online matrimonial scene that the second generation British South Asians are currently coming to terms with. 1. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.69

In Search of Scottish Ancestry
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In Search of Scottish Ancestry

By Hamilton-Edwards, Gerald

London: Phillimore, 1973. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a neat name, address and date to front pastedown and a few small ticks to some items in the appendix) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 252 pages. Following the success of his earlier book, In Search of Ancestry, the author seeks to guide the Scottish family researcher from the time he is led by curiosity to make tentative enquiries from aged aunts and uncles to the time when he is far back in the centuries immersed in an absorbing and often lifetime hobby. But the path of the Scottish genealogist differs considerably from that of the English searcher since Scotland for many centuries had its distinct history and, even more important, had its own legal system. The latter results in the existence of many records which have no counterpart in England and Wales. The book therefore provides invaluable information to conduct research. C3A. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.78

The English Spirit
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The English Spirit

By Crockett, James

London: Nonesuch Press, 1941. Gilt titles on blue cloth boards which have minor marks to front and gentle bumping to corner tips but no wear. Internally there is a neat contemporary name to front endpaper and a stamp to front endpaper - ' Please do not lend this book. Please get your friends to buy it as you have, from The War Plane Fund - every 5/- counts.' Second edition March 1941 (first was December 1940 by Angus and Robertson, Sydney). 62 pages. In this essay a Scot writes what he thinks the English Spirit has ment to the world, what it means to it today and will mean in the future. 204. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.47

Scarne's Encyclopedia of Games
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Scarne's Encyclopedia of Games

By Scarne, John

London: Constable, 1973. A near Fine unmarked coy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A large volumes of xii + 628 pages. Here is the most complete and most authoritative reference book on games available. More than 1,000 and their variations - are described, together with the latest rules and easy-to-follow instructions. In the 628 double-column pages the reader will find many old favourites as well as newly invented games including gambling games, variations of solitaire, social games, board games, and parlour games to delight children. In addition to all types of card games, the book covers tile games, dice games, chess, checkers, lottery games, and a few that require special equipment. There are also hundreds of play-to-win tips. **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.63 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 13. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.47

The Joneses : How To Keep Up With Them
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The Joneses : How To Keep Up With Them

By Gibb, Lee

London: Frederick Muller, 1959. Gold title and motif of 'the Joneses' on red boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Dustjacket is VG and is price clipped. Internally clean, tight and unmarked apart from a small name stamp to front pastedown and a written name, address and some letters and numbers to half title page (amusingly the name is Jones). A Very Good+ copy. Yellow endpapers with illustrations and related text and other illustrations by Norman Mansbridge. A humorous popular work of one-upmanship and material possessions. B2C. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Mansbridge, Norman. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$8.78

Thoughts from the Pattaya Orphanage
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Thoughts from the Pattaya Orphanage

By Knights, Paul and McGeown, Patrick

Pattaya, Thailand: Pattaya Orphanage, 1994. A Fine copy which has an inscription to front endpaper with Fine dustjacket. The Pattaya Orphanage started when a child was given to Father Ray, and now, twenty years later, he has over 400 - orphans, deaf, blind, handicapped, street-kids and stateless old people. The secret to reading this book is to sit and ponder the quotations and photographs. Whilst you do this it is suggested you listen to the music you like best in all the world. It is a very personal experience and will leave you thinking about your own life and its direction. 201. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.69

Scandal  -  A Scurrilous History of Gossip
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Scandal - A Scurrilous History of Gossip

By Wilkes, Roger

London: Atlantic Books, 2002. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. xii + 363 pages. 30 illustrations. Newspaper and magazine gossip is one of the great, uncelebrated British obsessions, much denounced and much devoured. This is the first book to relate the history of gossip in both the British and American press over the last three centuries.In this invigorating account we meet gossip luminaries such as Daniel Defoe; Joseph Addison and Richard Steele who founded the Tatler and the Spectator; Walter Winchell, whose whose column in New York was first to expose Frank Sinatra's Mafia links; and Tom Driberg, author for many years of the William Hickey column in the Daily Express. The book shows how gossip columns have often functioned as a prism through which we construct a warts-and-all picture of our times. **** NOT EX LIB **** L. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.98

Teaching Children to Think
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Teaching Children to Think

By Fisher, Robert

London: Simon and Schuster, 1992. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from some light marks to fore edge). xiii + 272 pages. Diagrams in the text. The book discusses the nature of thinking and thinking skills, exploring current developments in the teaching of thinking skills and evaluates world-wide research in this field. It shows how the teaching of thinking skills can enrich every area of the curriculum, how teachers can implement them in the classroom and how they should be assessed. **** NOT EX LIB **** 174. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.59

Stately Secrets  -  Behind-the-Scenes Stories from the Stately Homes of Britain
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Stately Secrets - Behind-the-Scenes Stories from the Stately Homes of Britain

By Richard, Earl of Bradford

London: Robson, 1994. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. The seventh Earl of Bradford reveals stories not told by the official guides, not only of his own ancestral seat at Weston Park in Shropshire but of many of the most famous stately homes in Britain. All elevated life is here in a wonderfully witty and often surprising look through the keyhole at what the butler didn't see. **** NOT EX LIB **** C3D. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.69

Glitter  -  The Truth About Fame
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Glitter - The Truth About Fame

By Brayfield, Celia

London: Chatto and Windus / Hogarth Press, 1985. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to front endpaper with dedication (but no name) 'For one of the best and brightest' followed by a drawing of a star. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy (Fine apart from light rubbing to front top edge) with dustjacket which is not price clipped. The book explores what it is like to be famous - winning an Oscar, making more money than you can imagine, becoming an Olympic champion, having your picture on the cover of Time magazine. The author has asked a galaxy of stars what fame means to them, and their views throw insight into their lives beneath the hype and the stardust. Illustrated with photographs. 14. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.78

The Precision System of Bidding
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The Precision System of Bidding

By Goren, Charles H.

London: Robert Hale, 1972. Silver title on salmon pink boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is an inscription and date to front endpaper and light foxing to closed edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket is not price clipped. Edited by Robert B. Ewen.The precision system of contract bridge bidding, devised by C.C. Wei, offers great advantages for all bridge players. First it is simple and in the main may easily be incorporated into any existing system. Secondly it covers every range precisely, so that the player can tell from the partner's opening bid the exact strength of the combined hands, and whether they are in part score, game or slam country. Thirdly it can be progressively developed. C3A. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.69

The Celtic Day Book
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The Celtic Day Book

By Millidge, Judith

London: Thorsons, 1998. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Illustrated throughout with paintings, drawings and decorative objects of art, the book is a treasury in words and pictures of the Celtic tradition. Drawing upon the rich tapestry of Celtic culture, the book explores both myth and legend, from the themes of romantic love and courtship to tales of knights in shining armour, and examines the beliefs underpinning Celtic tradition, the festivals of Beltain, Lughnasadh, and Samhain, and the myriad Celtic saints. 13. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.69

A Book of Marriage
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A Book of Marriage

By Brown, Ivor (selected by)

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1963. Gold title on red boards which are clean with no wear with a mark to lower edge. Internally there is a name and date to front endpaper and some light foxing to closed edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has a little chipping to spine head and tail. An anthology on the subject of marriage with something for all tastes, drawn from the best British and American writing of the centuries since Chaucer's wife of Bath so racily expressed her opinion that marriage in plenty is a perpetual feast well justified by scripture. Comprises chapters on wooing, the wedding day, later on, and opinion and advice. Illustrations by William McLaren. **** NOT EX LIB **** B2E. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by McLaren, William. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.78

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