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    Rocket 150, a Century and a Half of Locomotive Trials by O S Nock

    London: Ian Allan, 1980. Ian Allan Ltd, London. 1980 1st edition hardback, Very good/Good. 245 x 185mm, 128 pages.B/w photos, line drawings, charts. Book condition: Very good, clean red boards, tight binding. Dust jacket condition: Good, clean, bright, fade to spine, not creased, not price-clipped. An unusual study of trials undertaken with steam locomotives from around the world starting with Rainhill in 1829, won by The Rocket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    $65.00

    Military and Civil Life of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant by James P. Boyd

    J. C. McCurdy & Co, 1885. Green cloth with gilt/black deco on spine & cover, blind stamp on back cover, 734 pgs illustrated with many b&w illustrations. Clean and Sound w/light rub to gilt and cloth edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 3: Gran is Cross by Julia Donaldson

    Paperback. New. The twins bring a frog to visit Gran in Gran is Cross. Songbirds Phonics are beautifully illustrated stories written by Julia Donaldson. The rich, patterned language is decodable making them perfect for phonics teaching and practice. Level 3 Songbirds Phonics books focus on words with consonant clusters, e.g. str as in strap.


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    $125.00

    The American Pilgrim's Way in England to Homes and Memorials of the Founders of Virginia, the New England States, and Pennsylvania by Marcus B. Huish

    London: The Fine Arts Society, 1907. Blind Stamp Deco boards, 376 pgs w/gilt tpe. Illustrated w/many full pg color prints w/tissue guard intact + aditional b&w illustrations. Strong Binding, Clean interior pages w/previous owner dedication dtd 1918 on fep. Covers have light spine edge/corner wear as shown. *Heavy volume (4 lbs) - Extra Shipping Overseas. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Elizabeth M. Chettle.


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    The Far East, The Regions of the World by Archibald Little

    Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1905. Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 1905 1st edition hardback. Fair. 235 x 160mm, 334 pages. B/w photos, coloured and line maps. Book Condition: Fair, clean green gilt boards, spine browned, corners bumped, binding a little loose in places, rear hinge cracked. Comments: A comprehensive study of the Far East, largely about China and the surrounding provinces, countries - Manchuria, Mongolia, Turkestan, Tibet, Indo-China, Corea(with a 'C'), Siam and Japan. It also includes details of the main river basins; Yellow River, Yangtse.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Airshows in Action, A Practical Guide to Aviation Photography by T Shia

    London: Enterprise Aviation Photographs & Publications, 1985. Enterprise AviationPhotography & Publications, London. 1985 1st edition paperback. Very good. 200 x 250mm, 80 pages. Excellent colour photographs. Book condition: Very good, clean, bright, not faded, not creased, tight binding, faint line across title page, name inside cover . An excellent guide to photographing aircraft, in this case military aircraft mainly at airshows.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by The Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Abbeys by M R James

    London: The Great Western Railway, 1926. The Great Western Railway Ltd, London. 1926 2nd edition hardback. Fair. 260 x 190mm 154 pages. B/w photos, colour plates, line drawings, floor plans. Book condition: Fair only, rubbing and loss to cover corners, fading to rear boards, slight cracking of internal hinge at title page, remainder is firm. An excellent guide to the abbeys of Britain with illustrations, including some floor plans.. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    The Life of Father Maria Ephraim by Vincent Joseph Mathiew Ferrer

    Philadelphia: H. McGrath, 1885. Brown cloth w/gilt letering/deco on spine, blind stamp deco covers, 346 pgs. Covers have heavy spine edge/corner wear. Binding is almost detached w/3 hinges remaining, feps are missing. Pages are Clean w/previous owner script 1/2 title pg. Full title ' Preceded by a Hitorical Notice of the Strict Observances of the Cistercians, commonly called Trappists, and followed by A Notice of His Sister, Mary Ephraim, a Religious of La Trappe.' Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket.


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    My Paris Note-Book by Anonymous

    Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1894. By The Author of An Englishman in Paris. Gray cloth hard cover w/silver gilt & pink deco on spine & cover, 307 pgs. Cover has light dust soil, title page has small corner chip.>no names or foxing. Chapters include: A view of the French society under the Third Republic, Personal recollection of Ernest Renan and Paul deKock, ComedieFrancaise, Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    The Quest of Happiness by Philip Gilbert Hamerton

    Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1897. Green cloth has blind stamp deco binding w/gilt spine & cover lettering, black endpapers, 187 pgs + Ads for other of the Author's books. Strong Binding, bump to top corner, mild overall rub, tiny chip top spine edge. Pages are Clean >no names or marks or foxing. THE ORIGINAL 1897 FIRST EDITION, the Author's last book, published 3 yrs after his death in France. Contents incude: The Author- Neither Optimist nor Pessimist, On the Dual Nature of Happiness, Congeniality of Occupation, That every Time of Life has Happiness Peculiar to Itself, Some Real Experiences, etc. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    Project X Phonics Pink: 2b Tim's Trip by Emma Lynch

    Paperback. New. These fifteen lively and colourful books are ideal for early readers and help to broaden their vocabulary and give them confidence with sounds and words as they learn to read.


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    The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain [ Complete in 3 Volumes ] by Floud Roderick [ Edited By ]

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Complete in 3 volumes. Volume 1. Industrialisation, 1700-1860. Volume 2. Economic Maturity, 1860-1939.Volume 3. Structural Change and Growth, 1939-2000. Books measure 10 x 7 inches. Bound in original publishers black cloth, gilt lettering. Bindings lightly rubbed, residue of sellotape or glue on base of spine. Bindings in good clean firm condition. Internally, very occasional library stamp or mark, [ about 10 to each volume ]. Pages clean and bright throughout. A nice clean set. . Very Good. 8vo.


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    The Little Grandmother of the Russian Revolution by Alice Stone Blackwell (Editor)

    Book League of America, 1918. Reminiscences and Letters of Catherine Breshkovsky. Maroon Binding w/gold spine/cover lettering, 330 pgs +Appendix & Index. Binding Delicate, tissue/frontis of Breshkovsky loose, w/spine/edge/corner wear. Exc Reading Copy. Antiquarian/History Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.


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    UNA JIRAFA. TRADUCCION: P.C. GARCIA BUÑUEL; INTRODUCCION: P. HAMMOND; DIBUJOS: P. WEST[EDICION DE 300 EJEMPLARES NUMERADOS] by BUÑUEL, L

    ZARAGOZA: PORTICO, LIBROS, 1997. 1ª edicion. . Encuadernacion original. NUEVO / NEW. BUÑUEL, L. UNA JIRAFA. TRADUCCION: P.C. GARCIA BUÑUEL; INTRODUCCION: P. HAMMOND; DIBUJOS: P. WEST[EDICION DE 300 EJEMPLARES NUMERADOS] . ZARAGOZA, 1997, 64 p. figuras Encuadernacion original. Nuevo.


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    Suffolk in Colour by Barbara Hopkinson

    Woodbridge: Barbara Hopkinson Books, 1982. Barbara Hopkinson Books, Woodbridge. 1982 1st edition hardback. Very good. 260 x 195mm, 96 pages. Excellent full-page colour photos. Book condition: Very good, clean pictorial boards, bright, not faded, firm binding. An excellent colour illustrated photo guide to the attractive parts of Suffolk.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Mark & Elizabeth Mitchels. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    The Survey of English Place-Names Vol.1 by A Mawer & F M Stenton

    Nottingham: English Place Name Society, 1980. English Place Name Society, Nottingham. 1980 hardback. Very Good/Good. 220 x 145 mm, 268 pages. Book Condition: Very Good, clean, tight, blue boards, unmarked. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, some fade to spine, small repaired tear to spine/cover edge, now protected in sleeving. Volume 1 of the Survey of English Place-Name series - this volume introducing the survey and the elements affecting the language of place names. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Archaeology of Britain by John Hunter, Ian Ralston(Eds.)

    London: Routledge, 1999. Routledge, London. 1999 1st edition paperback. Very good. 245 x 175mm, 328 pages. B/w photos, line drawings, maps. Book condition: Very good, clean, bright, not faded, not creased, tight binding. An excellent introduction to all archaeological periods from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Industrial Revolution.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Watermills of East Anglia by Pat O'Brien

    Stroud: Tempus Publishing Ltd., 2001. Tempus Publishing Ltd. Stroud. 2001 1st edition paperback. Very Good. 235 x 165 mm, 96 pages. Many b/w photos. Book Condition: Very good, clean, no fade, no creasing. An excellent guide to the many watermills across East Anglia covering:Cambridgeshire, Essex, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    William H. Seward's Travels Around the World by Olive Risley Seward

    NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1873. Tan Leather HC Binding w.gilt spine lettering, marbled pg edges, 700+pgs over 200 illus, fold-out maps, Both Boards detached, All Pgs intact/Clean-No Marks. Exc Reading Copy Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Full Leather. Fair.


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    America and the Americans-A Visitor's Companion by Lauran Paine

    London: Robert Hale, 1984. Robert Hale, London. 1984 1st hardback. Very good/Very good. 225 x 145mm, 173 pages. B/w photos. Book condition: Very good, clean blue boards, firm binding. Dust jacket condition: Very good, clean, bright, not faded, not creased, not clipped. A interesting introduction to the variety and richness of the United States; geography, history, it's resources.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 4: Spike Says by Julia Donaldson

    Paperback. New. In Spike Says Spike claims he can dive, drive and fight fires! Songbirds Phonics are stories written by Julia Donaldson. The rich, patterned language is decodable making them perfect for phonics teaching and practice. Level 4 Songbirds Phonics books focus on spelling patterns for the long vowel sounds ee, ie, oa and ai.


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    USAF Phantoms, Tactics Training & Weapons by Anthony M Thornborough

    London: Arms & Armour Press, 1988. Arms & Armour Press, London. 1988 1st edition hardback. Very good/Good. 250 x 190mm, 160 pages. B/w photos, line drawings. Book condition: Very good, clean blue boards, tight binding. Dust jacket condition: Good, clean, bright, not faded, not creased, not clipped, protected in removable sleeving, repaired tear to upper rear/spine. An excellent study of the deployment of USAF Phantoms; training, tactics, interceptor role, 'Wild Weasel' role, reconnaissance, Flight Test Center, etc.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    Oxford Reading Tree: Level 5: Floppy's Phonics Non-Fiction: Camping by Alison Milford

    Paperback. New. Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction are stunning photographic, decodable books fully matched to Letters and Sounds. They feature your favourite Oxford Reading Tree characters who highlight key points and ask questions to help children interact with the text.


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    Vauxhall Velox, Owner's Handbook

    Vauxhall Motors Vauxhall Motors? Undated paperback. Poor. 240 x 185mm, 44 pages. B/w photos, wiring diagram. Book condition: Poor, creases to cover and internal pages, mark to cover, first page torn out, corner of index page torn out, wiring diagram page repaired. A rather rare car maintenance manual for the Vauxhall Velox, from the photos inside I'm guessing early 1960s?. Soft Cover. Poor/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Time Chronicles: Level 13: The Stone of Destiny by Roderick Hunt

    Paperback. New. In The Stone of Destiny the Time Runners battle to stop a fiendish Viran plan to steal the Scottish Stone of Destiny. If they fail, the history of Scotland could be at stake... TreeTops Time Chronicles are a series of fast-paced adventures through time featuring real historical events and characters.


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