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The Strange Laws of Old England

by Cawthorne, Nigel

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Published
2005
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Fine
ISBN
9780749950361
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London: Piatkus, 2005. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 266 pages. Illustrations in the text. Did you know that the law requiring a London taxi driver to carry a bale of hay on top of his cab to feed the horse was in force until 1976? Or that Oliver Cromwell passed laws ordering… Read more
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Tales of Witches and Sorcery

by Radford, Ken

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Goldring Books
Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9781851523467
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$6.84

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London: Chancellor Press, 1993. A near Fine unmarked copy with age darkening to page edges in pictorial laminated boards. A fascinating collection of tales from around the world which has been compiled from the records of state and county archives as well as the memories of those who recall characters and incidents related by their forebears. Illustrated with over 50… Read more
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Great Disasters - Catastrophes of the Twentieth Century

by Canning, John (edited by)

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Goldring Books
Published
1991
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780863630187
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$9.57

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London: Ivy Leaf, 1991. A Fine unmarked copy with pictorial laminated boards as dustjacket with Fine complete dustjacket. This vividly illustrated book gives the full story of many of the monumental disasters of the 20th century, those of accidents and those of natural calamities such as volcanic eruptions, includes the sinking of the Titanic, the R101 and Hindenburg disasters, San… Read more
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Giants of Gaia

by Mann, Nicholas R. And Sutton, Marcia

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Goldring Books
Published
1995
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780914732327
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Albuquerque, New Mexico: Brotherhood of Life Inc, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. A Very Good+ unmarked copy. Written by a pair of Earth Energy experts who show us the fascinating world of giants, allowing them once again to emerge as the divide between the visible and invisible is dropped. Who are the Giants? Why do legends of every culture… Read more
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The Darwin Awards II

by Northcutt, Wendy

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Goldring Books
Published
2001
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780752846910
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London: Orion, 2001. First UK edition. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. In the spirit of Charles Darwin the book brings together a fresh collection of magnificent misadventures, honouring those who continue to improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion. True stories of how dumb humans have met their maker.… Read more
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Tales of Old Berkshire

by Millson, Cecilia

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Goldring Books
Published
1994
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781853062759
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$5.47

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Newbury, Berkshire: Countryside Books, 1994. A Fine unmarked copy. Down through the centuries Berkshire has produced many famous people whose stories have passed into folklore and are now dulled by time. The author, an authority on the county, presents such stories as how could a Lambourn man travel to London by land, sea and air as early as 1607? What… Read more
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Tales from North Yorkshire

by Markham, Leonard

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Goldring Books
Published
1993
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781853062568
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Newbury, Berkshire: Countryside Books, 1993. A Fine unmarked copy. North Yorkshire has a great tradition of stories from a bygone age and a fascinating folklore and the author has compiled 25 curious tales including what is the story behind the first aeroplane flight 50 years before the Wright brothers? How did a hanged man rise again from the grave? Who… Read more
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Circular Evidence - A Detailed Investigation of the Flattened Swirled Crops Phenomenon

by Delgado, Pat & Andrews, Colin

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Goldring Books
Published
1989
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780747503576
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$8.20

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London: Bloomsbury, 1989. A near Fine uninscribed copy with a small bump to one corner tip and with dustjacket which is price clipped. Fascinating case studies by the authors of whom Delgado brought to the attention of the press in 1981 the existence of circles in fields at Cheesefoot Head,Hampshire. A fascinating and detailed investigation with theories, profusely illustrated by… Read more
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Martian Genesis - The Extraterrestrial Origins Of The Human Race

by Brennan, Herbie

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Goldring Books
Published
1998
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780749918576
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London: Piatkus, 1998. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 216 pages. A controversial look at the evolution of mankind using discoveries made by spacecraft. The author links these to hi-tech artefacts millennia old, ancient civilisations,biblical descriptions and mythology. He concludes that our world may have been seeded by creatures from Mars 100 million years… Read more
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The Last Secrets Of The Earth

by Busson, Bernard & Leroy, Gerard

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Goldring Books
Published
1956
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Werner Laurie, 1956. Black title on red boards. Slightly faded spine with a few light marks to back but clean with no wear. Internally there are tape marks left from the removal of a dustjacket or cover to endpapers else clean, tight and unmarked. Overall a Good + copy. Translated by Kenneth Hare. The work by two French journalists… Read more
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Banvard's Folly - Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity,Famous Anonymity and Rotten Luck

by Collins, Paul

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Goldring Books
Published
2001
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780330486880
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London: Picador, 2001. A near Fine copy with near Fine dustjacket. John Banvard was a famous and prolific Victorian painter who became a millionaire, yet 35 years later he was buried in a pauper's grave in a frontier town in the Dakota territory. His most famous works destroyed and with no mention of him in reference books his name has… Read more
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Patent Nonsense - A Catalogue of Inventions That Failed To Change the World

by Anderson, Clive and Brown, Ian

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Goldring Books
Published
1994
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780718138653
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London: Michael Joseph, 1994. A VG+ copy with VG+ dustjacket which is complete. A selection of amusing inventions from the United States, British and French Patent Offices including bizarre ones such as 'Ice Block as Substitute for Vehicle Wheels', 'Method for Preserving the Dead' which involved hermetically sealing in molten glass, 'Edible Phonograph' (chocolate records would you believe), 'War Protecting… Read more
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Nostradamus - Countdown to Apocalypse

by Fontbrune, Jean-Charles De

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Goldring Books
Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780091506209
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$16.41

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London: Hutchinson, 1983. A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket of Nostradamus and the heavens, price clipped. xl + 453 pagesTranslated by Alexis Lykiard with a preface by Liz Greene and translator's note. Of all the famous 16th century men Michel de Nostredame, known as Nostradamus, has provoked the most controversy. His predictions and their many interpretations have never been… Read more
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