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Stanley, Jo (ed.): Bold in Her Breeches: Women Pirates Across the Ages
London, Pandora, 1995 This book takes a wholly fresh look at legendary female pirates and places them in their true historical and cultural context. The book includes contributions by Anne Chambers, Dian H. Murray, Julie Wheelwright and the editor herself. HB with dust jacket. 1st ed. xvii, 279pp. 17 B&W illustrations. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (Book ref. 20950) £12.00
Gurney, O.R.: The Hittites
London: Folio Society 1999 Hb. xiv, 240pp, endpaper maps by Reginald Piggott, plus illustrations. Brown cloth blocked with gilt design by Simon Noyes. Dk red slipcase. A Fine copy in near Fine slipcase. (Book ref. 20948) £13.00
Wickham, Chris: Framing the Early Middle Ages. Europe and the Mediterranean 400 to 800.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006 First paperback edition. Laminated card wrappers. 990pp. With 13 b& w maps. Socio-economic history using archeaological & documentary evidence, discussed region by region in post-Roman Europe and the Middle East. Very Good. V. light edge rubbing to wrappers. (Book ref. 20941) £22.00
Rowledge, J.W.P.: Austerity. 2-8-0s & 2-10-0s.
London: Ian Allan, 1987 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 144pp. With b & w photos and line illustrations throughout. Detailed history from concept and design through war time service. Minor bumping to spine ends. Dust jacket price clipped. a Very Good copy in Very Good dust jacket. (Book ref. 20940) £12.00
Rohrl, Walter & Muller, Wilfried (ed. Klein, Reinhard): Walter Rohrl. Diary. Memories of a World Champion.
Koln: Reinhard Klein, 2003 First English edition. HB, 24x31cms. Laminated pictorial boards and dustjacket. 255pp. Mostly colour photos throughout by Reinhard Klein, with some colour paintings by Georg Baumhakl. The rallying career of driver Walter Rohrl. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20932) £35.00
Mullins, Patricia: The Rocking Horse: A History of Moving Toy Horses
Great Britain, New Cavendish Books, 1992 A beautifully illustrated history of the rocking horse including its origins, examples from many countries, famous manufacturers and variation on the central theme. Includes "An International Survey of Rocking Horse Manufacture" by Marguerite Fawdry. HB, 30x28cms, dust jacket and slipcase. 1st ED, GB. 376pp. Colour and B&W illustrations, diagrams and logos. Crease to top left corner of book with corresponding crease to dust jacket amd to corner of slipcase. Slipcase has sello-tape repair to bottom edge, further 2-inch tear to other side of bottom edge, minor bumping and rubbing. A near fine copy in near Fine dust jacket with very good+ slipcase. (Book ref. 20933) £110.00
Mitchell, Vic and Mott, Allan: Hitchin to Peterborough including the Ramsey North Branch.
Midhurst: Middleton Press, 2003 First edition. HB. Pictorial laminated boards, no dustjacket ( as issued). 96pp. With 120 historic b & w photos, plus diagrams. A near Fine copy. (Book ref. 20947) £18.00
McCudden, James T.B., (R.F.C) (ed. Stanley M. Ulanoff): Flying Fury. Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps.
Folkestone: Bailey Bros & Swinfen, 1973 New edition. HB. Cloth and nice pictorial dustjacket. 356pp, H: 22cms. 34 b/w photos in plates & line drawings. Mc Cudden was one of the greatest aces of World War 1, awarded the VC. Dust jacket price clipped. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. (Book ref. 20946) £15.00
Kultermann, Udo: New Directions in African Architecture.
New York: George Braziller, 1969 First edition, first printing. HB. Boards with cloth spine, and pictorial dustjacket. 128pp. With 120 b & w photos , line drawings & plans. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Crayon figure mark on front pastedown. Jacket has light edge rubbing to top spine.. (Book ref. 20942) £11.00
Glenne, Michael: Great Australasian Mysteries
London: Stanley Paul & Co Ltd 1938 Hb, 288pp with 18 illustrations. Red cloth, no dw. Spine lightly sunned and bumped, minor spotting. A G+ copy. (Book ref. 20939) £11.00
Edge, Ruth & Petts, Leonard: The Collectors Guide to 'His Master's Voice' Nipper Souvenirs.
London: EMI, 1997 New, enlarged edition. Paperback: laminated card wrappers. 1022pp. With nearly 2000 b & w photos and illustrations in text. author. History and survey for collectors of the famous HMV dog Nipper, who first appeared in 1884 , with chronology. Light edge rubbing to wrappers. A Very Good copy. (Book ref. 20937) £13.00
Burger Richard L: Chavin and the Origins of Andean Civilization
London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1992. First edition The unique character of early Andean civilization and the distinctive proceses responsible for its development. HB, 1st ed, 248pp, 245 b/w illustrations throughout. 22.5 x 27.5cms. Ex Libris bookplate and stamp of previous owner to fep. Dust jacket is slightly chipped with small 1cm tear to front. A VG+ copy with VG DJ. (Book ref. 20944) £13.00
Wilmers, Mary-Kay: The Eitingons. A Twentieth-Century Story.
London: Faber & Faber, 2009 First edition, first printing. HB. Cloth and dust jacket . 476pp. With b&w photos in plates and to endpapers; map. The remarkable Eitingon family, including a Soviet assassin, a psychoanalyst friend of Freud, a fur trader: the author's family. Very Good in Fine protected jacket. Covers have various small marks; pages largely clean, a few small marks to front edges. (Book ref. 20928) £20.00
Williams, Albert Rhys: Through the Russian Revolution.
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1921 First edition. HB. Dark blue cloth with gilt titles, no dustjacket. 311pp. Blue endpapers and top edge. With 9 colour block-printed plates from Soviet posters, and many b&w photos of the Russian revolution. The author, an American socialist journalist, witnessed many of the events of the revolution and the civil war that followed. Good+. Spine cloth dulled with a few marks & stain to top, front & back clean and bright. Pages tanned to edges. One plate has tape repair. (Book ref. 20926) £25.00
Wiffen, Benjamin B. & Betts, John T.: Life and Writings of Juán de Valdés, otherwise Valdesso, Spanish Reformer in the Sixteenth Century. With a Translation from the Italian of his Hundred and Ten Considerations.
London: Bernard Quaritch, 1865 First edition. HB. Subscription copy, half bound in black morocco (spine), with frontispiece engraved portrait of Guilia Gonzaga. Main boards are green cloth; top edge gilt, marbled endpapers with elaborate gilt decorative borders to pastedowns. 590pp. Includes reprints of the various title pages of editions of the Considerations. Clean covers with some scuffing to spine and bumped corners. Pages largely clean, occasional browning/spotting, edges browned. Would be Very Good but half title has large repaired tear. (Book ref. 20925) £55.00
Thompson, Edward & Garratt, G.T.: Rise and Fulfilment of British Rule in India.
London: Macmillan, 1934 First edition. HB. Blue cloth, gilt titles, and dust jacket. 690pp. with 13 maps, 2 of them folding. Both authors had worked in India; not just a history of the great and the good. Scarce in dustjacket. Very Good in Good protected jacket. Bright covers, with a few small marks; pages largely clean with lightly browned edges, occasional spotting, endpapers spotted. Jacket browned and darkened from handling with small losses to rubbed edges. (Book ref. 20923) £35.00
Thick, Malcolm: The Neat House Gardens. Early Market Gardening Around London.
Totnes, Devon: Prospect Books, 1998 First edition. Paperback. Card wrappers. 175pp. With 27 b&w illustrations. History of market gardening around London before 1800 including a detailed study of Neat House Gardens at Westminster. Very Good. Light rubbing to wrapper edges with scuff to lower edge. (Book ref. 20922) £11.00
The Religious Tract Society (various authors): Lyrics of Ancient Palestine. Poetical and Pictorial Illustrations of Old Testament History.
London: Religious Tract Society, c.1880 Presumed First edition. Undated, probably c.1880-90. HB. Green cloth, with gilt and black stamped decorations. 208pp. With many b&w engraved illustrations, some whole page, and engraved decorative initials, by various artists incl. A. de Neuville, Skelton, Wolf, Staniland. Covers clean and bright with a few small marks, but rubbed areas to back including tears to cloth, bumped and abraded corners. Pages have occasional handling marks and spots , endpapers browned & spotted. (Book ref. 20921) £25.00
Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England).: An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Hertfordshire.
London: HMSO, 1910 First edition. Paperback: card wrappers. 311p, h: 28cm. Extensively illustrated with very good b&w photos, architectural plans & maps (some fold-out) and fold-out map of the county at back. Good: wrappers clean but with some creases and spine fraying with split to edge. Binding sound. Pages clean with some spotting to edges and occasionally to margins. (Book ref. 20917) £25.00
Quill, Humphrey: John Harrison. The Man who Found Longitude.
London: John Baker, 1966 First edition. HB. Green cloth with gilt titles, and dustjacket. 255pp. With 33 b&w photos and illustrations in plates. Foreword by the Astronomer Royal Sir Richard Wooley. Very Good+ in Very Good jacket. Clean bright covers and pages. School prize label to flyleaf. Small abrasion to frontispiece photo (bottom right corner) caused by production fillet adhering from adjoining page. Jacket has light edge rubbing & creasing with small abrasions, a few light spots to spine, and some handling marks to back. Now protected in clear loose cover. (Book ref. 20913) £145.00