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Boyle, Jimmy The Pain of Confinement - Prison Diaries
Canongate Edinburgh 1984 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. Sequel to A Sense of Freedom. Loosely laid in are a 2-page report by Sarah Boyle on a Life, Death and Transition workshop, and a newspaper clipping: 'Boyle Banned after Drink Driving' VG, a couple of faint marks to the edge of the page block, in very slightly marked and edge-worn DJ, not price-clipped, VG. 351pp (Book ref. BYB5655) £15.88
Mitchell, John Flickering Shadows - a lifetime in film
Malvern Wells: Harold Martin & Redman Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Good. Sixty years as a top-ranking sound-mixer and recordist, on the James Bond movies among many others - a unique insight on film history. Ex-lib, clean, tight and sound, good in good, sound DJ. (Book ref. BYB9172) £5.29
Colfer, Eoin The Arctic Incident - uncorrected proof copy
London: Puffin, 2002. Soft cover. Very Good. An uncorrected book proof of this best-selling children's adventure featuring Artemis Fowl. (Book ref. BYB9171) £8.82
Lang, Andrew Green Fairy Book
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1969. Illustrated by Dorothy Lake Gregory. Hardcover. Good. Reprint. Name to decorative end-papers, occasional age-mottling, slight fusty smell, tight and sound, good, in DJ that is edge-worn, marked and price-clipped but sound, good. (Book ref. BYB9170) £13.23
Briggs, Katharine M Nine Lives - cats in folklore - uncorrected proof copy
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980. Soft cover. Good. An uncorrected proof copy of this classic study of folklore. A re-typed version of chapter one is loosely laid in. The paper covers are worn and marked, with some creasing. Good. (Book ref. BYB9169) £26.46
Briggs, Katharine Mary Fairies in Tradition and Literature
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977. Soft cover. Good. A detailed examination of fairy lore. Signed by the author to the title page and with a signed dedication to the half title. Covers marked and worn but internally clean and sound. (Book ref. BYB9168) £17.64
Rutherford, W Gunnion Macmillan's Greek Course - first Greek grammar - accidence and syntax
London: Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1961. Hardcover. Good. Reprint. A sound basic textbook. Blue cloth boards worn and sunned, name to ffep, a|some marks to pages and very occasional minor pencil annotation. Good, no DJ. (Book ref. BYB9167) £8.82
Stell, Geoffrey Dumfries and Galloway - exploring Scotland's heritage
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 1986. Soft cover. Good. Light creases to covers, no inscriptions. A regional guide to historic buildings and archaeological relics. (Book ref. BYB9166) £7.06
Mcculloch, Margery Palmer;Dunnigan, Sarah A Flame in the Mearns: Lewis Grassic Gibbon a Centenary Celebration
Glasgow: Assn for Scottish Literary Studies, 2003. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. A collection of essays celebrating the literary achievement of Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell). (Book ref. BYB9165) £17.64
Ellis, James J John Williams the martyr missionary of Polynesia
John Ritchie HB. Hardcover. Good. Later reprint. No publish date stated but prize label is 1932. Blue decorative cloth with light wear, Sunday school prize label dated 1932 to ffep. 160pp (Book ref. BYB8625) £7.94
Brooke, Daphne The Medieval Cult of Saint Ninian
Whithorn: Friends of the Whithorn Trust, 1995. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. From a lecture given in 1987 to the Friends of the Whithorn Trust, on the pilgrimages, relics and liturgy linked to the saint. (Book ref. BYB9164) £4.41
Brooke, Daphne The Search for St Ninian
Whithorn: Friends of the Whithorn Trust, 2002. Soft cover. Very Good. Reprint. Seeking the real person behind the medieval hagiography. (Book ref. BYB9163) £4.41
Christian, Reginald Frank Alexis Aladin - The Tragedy of Exile
Legas New York 1999 PB. Soft cover. Very Good. The biography of noted Russian refugee in Britain, from Volga childhood to death in England in 1927. Contains much unpublished material VG, no inscriptions. 234pp (Book ref. BYB9162) £48.51
Marsden, Simon photographs, McLaren, Duncan, text In Ruins - the once great houses of Ireland
Little Brown and Company Boston 1997 HB. Hardcover. Good. Atmospheric b/w photographs of ruined Irish castles and great houses, with history and legend in the accompanying text. The revised and expanded second edition. Ex-lib, o/w clean, tight and sound in lightly worn DJ. 128pp (Book ref. BYB9161) £6.17
Diehl, Daniel Constructing Medieval Furniture - plans and instructions with historical notes
Stackpole Books Mechanicsburg 1997 HB. Hardcover. Good. Designs for building 16 reproductions of furnishings from the Middle Ages, with step-by-step instructions for woodworking and metalworking. Ex-lib, in hard laminated illustrative library binding, clean and sound, good. 180pp (Book ref. BYB9160) £9.70
Illus. Alison Prince, ed. Mary Baxter, intro. Edwin Morgan The Voice Within - Pushkin Prize - winning entries from Scotland and Russia 1989 - 1998
The Pushkin Prizes in Scotland Glasgow 1999 HB. Hardcover. Good. An anthology of poems and prose from secondary school children in Scotland and Russia, with a foreword from Pushkin's great-great-granddaughter, Lady Butter. Ex-lib, in hard laminated illustrative library binding, clean and sound, good. 128pp (Book ref. BYB9159) £5.29
Clarkson, M J and Winter, A C A Handbook for the Sheep Clinician
Liverpool University Press 1997 HB. Hardcover. Good. Fifth edition, revised and updated. Designed as course notes for veterinary students, this emphasises the practical, clinical aspects of sheep care. Ex-lib, in hard, laminated, illustrative library binding, clean and sound, good. 185pp (Book ref. BYB9158) £15.00
Sheridan, Clare Redskin Interlude
Nicholson & Watson London 1st 1938 HB. Hardcover. Good. An English sculptor working with Blackfoot and Blood Indians, illustrated with b/w photographs. Blue cloth covers worn and marked, stamps to feps 'Royal Navy War Libraries' and 'Chaplain HMS Valkyrie II', slight age-mottling throughout, sound, good, no DJ. 318pp (Book ref. BYB9157) £7.94
Erben, K J and Nemcova, B illus. Josef Lada Folk Tales
Albatros Prague 3rd edition 2001 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. A collection of Czech folktales, translated by Vera Gissing and Lucy Dolezalova. Laminated illustrative boards, VG, no inscriptions, no DJ. 118pp (Book ref. BYB9156) £7.94
Sutton, Jean Lords of the East - the East India Company and its Ships 1600 - 1874
Conway Maritime Press London 2000 HB. Hardcover. Good. Revised edition, with new material gathered since the original publication in 1981. A history of 'John Company' focussing especially on technical detail of the ships that led the annexation of India, the expansion into China, the Opium Wars, and the tea clipper races Ex-lib, minimal wear, but a binding fault has left some gatherings loose, complete, in VG DJ, not price-clipped. 160pp (Book ref. BYB9155) £7.94