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A GENTLEMAN\'S CALLING - the Liverpool Attorney-At-law.
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A GENTLEMAN'S CALLING - the Liverpool Attorney-At-law.

By Peter Howell Williams

Liverpool Legal History and personalities by PETER HOWELL WILLIAMS. inscribed and signed by him and also Edward Lever, Member 1928 - 1978.Limited Edition Number 207 of 500 Incorporated Law Society of Liverpool, 1980398pp., Illustrated throughout in b/w. A most comprehensive reference. Please See Photos for Condition B4

$25.92

MY COUNTRY OF THE PELICAN DREAMING. The life of an Australian Aborigine of the Gadjerong, Grant Ngabidj, 1904-1977 as told to Bruce Shaw.
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MY COUNTRY OF THE PELICAN DREAMING. The life of an Australian Aborigine of the Gadjerong, Grant Ngabidj, 1904-1977 as told to Bruce Shaw.

By Grant Ngabidj

Very Good Paperback. clean, no inscriptions . First Edition. An enthralling account of a black man's life (1904-1977) - a panorama of his personal, cultural and individual idioms and his people and universal communalities.with 1904 as a birth date he is close to recalls of the 19th centrury and familiar with those of the 20th century, including the massacres.his story nonetheless based in his Pelican dreaming of the Gadgerong people and their vast Kimberly country, set out in maps & a pic. Dr Bruce Shaw's background matches empathies. 202pp. Please See Photos for Condition. B4

$25.92

Fireflash to Skyflash: A History of Air to Air Missile Firings in the Royal Air Force, 1952-2002
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Fireflash to Skyflash: A History of Air to Air Missile Firings in the Royal Air Force, 1952-2002

By Mike Hollingsworth & Gordon Campbell Owen

Fine Book Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. contents clean and tight. SIGNED by both authors on half title page. 223pp .Signed by both authors : Mike Hollingsworth & Gordon Campbell Owen In this work, the authors present a history of air-to-air missile firings in the Royal Air Force from 1952 to 2002. Please see photos for condition B4

$71.32

Warp and Weft The Somerset and Wiltshire Woollen Industry
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Warp and Weft The Somerset and Wiltshire Woollen Industry

By Kenneth Rogers

FINE BOOK AND FINE WRAPPER. DOUBLE SIGNED Limited Edition. loth. Condition: Fine book Dust Jacket Condition: fine. By Kenneth Rogers FSA with drawings by Alan Andrew. First. 144pp. Well illustrated throughout. Limited edition - number 122 - signed by the author, Ken Rogers and Allan Andrew , (Drawings). A comprehensive review - great reference. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings and map to rear end-papers. The history of the woollen industry in the west country, SOMERSET & WILTSHIRE, which dates back to the 12th century, up until the post WWII, describing the activities of the workers, weavers, machinery and merchants. An excellent copy in like d/w . B2

$58.34

The First Austrian Republic, 1918-1938: A Study Based on British and Austrian Documents
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The First Austrian Republic, 1918-1938: A Study Based on British and Austrian Documents

By F. L Carsten

Very good book and wrapper. Light Tanning. The First Austrian Republic, 1918-1938: A Study Based on British and Austrian Documents by F.L. Carsten. Published by Gower 1986 Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Dark green hardcover with silver lettering to spine, in dust-jacket. 309pp. With bibliography and index. A very nice copy which shows no major signs of wear to jacket, cover or pages. B2 Very Good Binding and boards Please See Photos for ConditionMaurice Temple Smith (1986) Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Dark green hardcover with silver lettering to spine, in dust-jacket. 309pp. With bibliography and index. A very nice copy which shows no major signs of wear to jacket, cover or pages. Very Good Binding and boards Please See Photos for Condition

$25.92

Exmouth at War
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Exmouth at War

By Arthur Cook

Very Good Plus book and VG wrapper. Clean, no inscriptions. firm and bright.Well Illustrated. Exmouth, Devon. B2

$20.74

The Pish (Parish) of Warfield and Easthampstead which includes the Old Bracknell
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The Pish (Parish) of Warfield and Easthampstead which includes the Old Bracknell

By Eileen Shorland

Very good Paperback. Scarce. no inscriptions , clean. Very good second edition. 1980, lllustrated, Please See Photos for Condition B2

$19.44

The Wentworths of Wentworth: The Fitzwilliam (Wentworth) Estates & the Wentworth monuments
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The Wentworths of Wentworth: The Fitzwilliam (Wentworth) Estates & the Wentworth monuments

By Geoffrey Howse

FINE BOOK . Signed by the author. Signed without dedication by Howse on title page. No other inscriptions. A superb copy of 172pp. incl. b/w photos and illustrations. Rotherham, Yorkshire. Please See Photos for Condition B2

$19.44

Secret War of Charles Fraser-Smith
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Secret War of Charles Fraser-Smith

By Gerald McKnight: Sandy Lesbeg: Charles Fraser-Smith

Very Good+ hardback and wrapper.Signed by Charles Fraser-Smith without dedication. No other inscriptions. TRUE FIRST - 1981 Michael Joseph - SIGNED COPY. Co-author Sandy Lesberg. The memoirs of Charles Fraser-Smith, who spent World War II devising gadgets to be supplied to members of the secret services and to escaping prisoners of war. Black cloth-covered boards, silver titles to spine, pictorial dustjacket, illustrations. Please See Photos for Condition B1

$25.92

Illustrated London
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Illustrated London

By Peter Ackroyd

VERY GOOD+ THROUGHOUT: Scarce SIGNED COPY - Peter Ackroyd. This fine unread copy is bound in cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine, tight, white, bright and square. The unclipped dust wrapper is also in mint condition. Lavish, large format picture book about London, with Peter Ackroyd's inimitable text (taken from London: A Biography), new pictures and new captions. Divided into four parts: 1) In the beginning Roman and Medieval London, ending with the Black Death; 2) Red Contrasts the Great Fire of 1666 with the Blitz of 1944, and tells the story of both in gripping narrative; 3) Motley Theatrical London, including street fairs, street theatre, London as mob and crowd etc; 4) Black The industrial revolution, the London poor and homeless, London as centre of empire (including emigration), London prisons, huge expansion of the metropolis (including the London suburbs). Illustrated with over 200 images, including paintings, maps and modern graphics, drawings and other works of art. This large landscape book weighs 1.5 Kilos, Please See Photos for Condition B1

$45.38

Buildings of the Land: Scotland\'s Farms 1750-2000
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Buildings of the Land: Scotland's Farms 1750-2000

By Miles Glendinning & Susanna Wade

Buildings of the Land: Scotland's Farms 1750-2000. Specialist book produced by RCAMS. 2008 . by Miles Glendinning & Susanna Wade.Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.hardback and wrapper, 214 Pages. Near Mint. Very Scarce.Please see photos. The story of the changing countryside of Scotland can be traced through its buildings. All the successive phases of agricultural development - from the 18th century revolution of 'Improvement' to the factory farming of the 20th century - are recorded in stone, concrete and steel. This book, the result of a long-term research project undertaken by RCAHMS, records farm buildings across the many regions of Scotland. The result is a volume richly illustrated with drawings and photographs covering a wide variety of building types, and tracing their evolution against the development of modern Scottish agriculture over the past 300 years. Susanna Wade Martins and Miles Glendinning, with contributors Peter Caunt and John Shaw, present a fascinating story of diversity and change, which will be of great interest to those concerned with agricultural, architectural, social and landscape history, and the future of Scotland's countryside. S4

$259.35

Wira of Warsaw: Memoirs of a Girl Soldier
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Wira of Warsaw: Memoirs of a Girl Soldier

By George Szlachetko

Fine condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has minimal wear to edges. Book has clean and bright contents. Signed by author to half title page. This is the true-life story of a Polish girl soldier who fought for her country and lost her homeland; told through numerous vivid personal experiences. Aged 14 'Wira' became a freedom fighter and later played her part in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Liberated from a POW camp she began a new life in exile as a political refugee in England. - Danuta's story begins with her childhood years in German-occupied Warsaw. She was ten in 1939 when her family home in central Warsaw was destroyed. Her mother turned to smuggling to feed the family as they struggled to survive. The Germans closed down Danuta's school in an effort to destroy Poland's identity. Aged 14 she watched smoke rising from the burning Jewish Ghetto. The terror continued as Poles were rounded-up for forced labour. Flickering candles covered the streets where public executions had taken place. Warsaw's spirit was almost broken, but Danuta refused to be a victim and dreamed of fighting back. The opportunity arrived when she was recruited into the Grey Ranks, part of Poland's underground resistance army, within an all-female unit. She assumed the pseudonym 'Wira' (pronounced Vera) and began her assigned sabotage activities, duties which had to be kept secret even from her own family. - One year later the Warsaw Uprising erupted and the city became an inferno. Abandoned by the outside world, the Polish Home Army resisted the brutal German onslaught for 63 days. Wira, then aged 15, played her part in the field Post Office, in the underground cellars filled with terrified civilians, and on the front line. Wira's survival was remarkable, but at what cost? - Wira became a POW in Germany joining over 1,700 Polish female soldiers of the Uprising at Stalag VI-C, Oberlangen. Following their emotional liberation, Wira met a Polish officer serving with the 2nd Polish Corps within the British 8th Army. Faced with a hostile, Soviet-backed communist government in Poland, they took the difficult decision to remain in polit. Please See Photos for Condition A3

$25.92

A History of the NEWTON ABBOT ( STOVER) Golf Club: First 60 years
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A History of the NEWTON ABBOT ( STOVER) Golf Club: First 60 years

By xx

98 pages. Large Format softcover. Very Good Clean condition Very Good throughout. no inscriptions, clean. Near Fine internally.Newton Abbot Stover Golf Club, Devon, History of Golf, Club Histories. Scarce. Please See Photos for Condition A3

$45.38

Fifty Years of a Showman\'s Life. Or, The Life and Travels of Van Hare
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Fifty Years of a Showman's Life. Or, The Life and Travels of Van Hare

By Van Hare

Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Red boards with imbossed design of Van Hare and a lion on cover. Boards ` bit worn /sunned. some signs of spine beginning to loosen. However no descriptions and vast majority of internal very good SEE PHOTOS FOR CONDITION B2

$116.70

The Pamphleteers: The Birth of Journalism, Emergence of the Press the Fourth Estate
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The Pamphleteers: The Birth of Journalism, Emergence of the Press the Fourth Estate

By James A. Oliver

FINE UNREAD RARE SIGNED COPY (author signed). The Pamphleteers is an investigation into the early journalism. In an era long before the advent of the periodical press, the pamphleteers were the world s proto-journalists. As a paper platform for a spectrum of religious fanatics, eccentrics, social reporters and satirists, the pamphlet evolved as a weapon of propaganda (forged between the fledgling press and the censorship of the Star Chamber) for powerful vested interest groups, political parties, governments - and revolutionists. The Guttenberg press of the Renaissance provided the spark and the sixteenth century Reformation the explosive fuel for the pamphleteering phenomenon. As the pamphlet form took root, then so English prose evolved from its antique form to embrace an extraordinary spectrum of literary techniques and styles from cod-polemic to ferocious satire, and beyond. In times of religious ferment, civil war, colonial unrest and revolution, such texts - risky or even dangerous to publish - were as often the product of secret presses and anonymous authors. At the other exposure, there were those who encountered that risk - and found notoriety or lasting fame along the way. In the hands of a select few, the pamphlet reached a level of high achievement beyond any ordinary Grub Street reckoning. In this brief survey, the author includes vignettes on seven pamphleteers: Robert Greene, Thomas Nashe, Thomas Dekker, John Milton, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, and culminating with Tom Paine. The narrative shows how the work of the early journalists was driven, not merely by scandal and sensationalism, but by major historical events on the world stage: the Reformation, the English Revolution, the War of the Spanish Succession, and the revolutions in America and in France. These are the great political tides that led to the birth of journalism, the periodical press, and the emergence of the fourth estate. The Pamphleteers is itself a pamphlet for the digital age. Z6

$12.97

History of The School of St Helen & St Katherine
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History of The School of St Helen & St Katherine

By Gerald Howat

2003. First edition. Paperback. Fine. 1st Edition. Published by North Moreton Press in 2003, this is the first softback printing of Gerald Howat's A History of The School of St Helen and St Katharine. 163 pages, illustrated card covers, the book is in very good ++ condition . Abingdon, Oxfordshire . A1

$32.41

Looking Back at OUGH\'S 1847 1977 : 130 Years
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Looking Back at OUGH'S 1847 1977 : 130 Years

By Norman P. OUGH

Cornwall.: Norman Ough, 1990. first thus. Paperback. Good +. A Collection of Rememberances and Photographs tracing the history of this widely known family business. Reproduced as Compiled by Norman Ough. 119 Large format pages. Published and copied from the original hand written manuscript with photos and text illustrations as appropriate. A rarely available copy . Appears to be signed by the author. See Photo's. Some slight damage to covers.. A1

$32.41

Mini
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Mini

By Rob Golding

1979. First printing. Hardcover. FINE BOOK in FINE WRAPPER. No inscriptions. First edition. small quarto. Boards and colour photo dust jacket. 208pp. With b&w photos throughout, and line drawings, including design sketches by Sir Alec Issigonis. Foreword by Peter Sellers. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Slightly browned top closed edges. Jacket has slight fade to spine. No inscriptions. Solid Book. Lots of ilustrations. ssigonis, man behind the Mini, Conception, launch, Mini-market, Competition, Racing, Rallying, Tyre & Automatic story, History of this great little car. S1

$12.96

The Victorian Naval Brigades
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The Victorian Naval Brigades

By Lieutenant Commander Arthur Bleby

2006. First edition. Hardcover. FINE BOOK. Near as new. No inscriptions, bright and clean. A Naval Brigade was defined as a body of seamen of Royal Marines drawn from their ships and landed for active service under the orders of an army commander. Beginning with the Crimean War and ending with the Boxer Rising, the Royal Navy landed Naval Brigades to play a significant role in eleven of the Wars of the Empire . The author provides detailed information of Naval Brigades weaponry; in the Crimea, and initially for Peel s Brigade in India, the army required siege artillery. In Abyssinia, the Zulu war and the First Boer War the rocket was a potent weapon. The Gatling gun, or its variant the Gardiner gun, was the main weapon of the Naval Brigades in Egypt and the Sudan. Fascinating information is given on the training sailors received at HMS Excellent, the Naval Gunnery School on Whale Island, Portsmouth. As well as providing carefully researched events, names and quotes, the author also offers an insight into the characters of those who formed the Naval Brigades. Major General W.C.F. Molyneux, who fought alongside the Naval Brigades in the Zulu War and later against Arabi Pasha in Egypt, said: Sailors are the best of comrades in rough times; nothing puts them out; I suppose because the ship is their home, and a run ashore is always and in any circumstances a holiday to them. This book is sure to be of great interest to anyone who enjoys military, naval and maritime history. It will also be of appeal to the general reader and anyone looking for a fascinating read about the time of the British Empire. . S1

$38.89

MG:  Britain\'s Favorite Sports Car (Haynes Classic Makes Series)
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MG: Britain's Favorite Sports Car (Haynes Classic Makes Series)

By Malcolm Green

1998. First edition. Hardcover. FINE Book. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. FIRST Edition. This lavishly illustrated MG history describes every post-war model in detail, right up to the MGF and TF and the Performance Saloons - ZR, ZS and ZT. It contains authoritative text is supported with buying tips, personal impressions of individual cars, and data boxes on topics as varied as the Le Mans TC, and the Metro 6R4 rally car. 160 Pages. S1

$12.96

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