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More, Charles.: The Training of Teachers 1847-1947: A History of the Church Colleges at Cheltenham.
London: The Hambledon Press, 1992. Hardback. 206pp. First edition. Near Fine book in Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 3331) £4.00
Sabine Baring-Gould.: Early Reminiscences: 1834-1864 and Further Reminiscences1864-1894 (Two-volume set).
London: The Bodley Head, 1925 Two hardbacks. 350pp and 291pp. Both Very Good bright copies in tatty dustwrappers. Volume one is a a 1925 reprint (first published in 1923). Volume two is a first edition. Both illustrated. Autobiography of a reverend who was a social historical reseracher, writer of hymns and collector of folk songs - has a folk festival in Devon named after him. (Book ref. 9013) £15.00
Royal Historical Society.: Writings on British History 1901-1933: Volume Four: THe Eighteenth Century 1714-1815, Part 2.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1969. Hardback. 390pp. First edition. Fine/no dustwrapper. Navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "A Bibliography of books and articles on the history of Great Britain from about 450 A.D. to 1914, published during the years 1901-1933 inclusive, with an Appendix containing a select list of publications in these years on British history since 1914". (Book ref. 9012) £10.00
Nesbit, Molly.: Their Common Sense.
London: Black Dog Publishing, 2000. Paperback. 372pp. First edition. Very Good. Slight shelf-wear to corners. A social history of abstract art from the 1880s to the 1920s. Lots of b/w illustrations. (Book ref. 7958) £4.00
Knapp, J; Swanton, M; Jevons, F.R.: University Perspectives.
Manchester, England: Manchester University Press, 1970. Hardback. 297pp. First edition. Very Good book with slight shelf-wear to corners and spine ends, and an inscription to previous owner on front free endpaper; in near Fine dustwrapper with slight shelf-wear. Not price-clipped. Twenty essays written by members of Manchester University on their individual subjects. "The papers are designed to capture something of the current 'feel' of their different departments, indicate major trends and how they have been reflected at Manchester, and to add some personal comments on the current state and future prospects of their learning." (Book ref. 1860) £5.00
Kazin, Alfred.: A Writer's America: Landscape in Literature.
London: Thames and Hudson, 1988. Hardback. 240pp. First edition. Near Fine book in Very Good dustwrapper with a 1cm tear and slight fading to lettering along spine. Illustrated. Heavy book. UK p&p is £6. (Book ref. 3290) £4.00
David J. Mossley, ed.: Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and religious Studies.
Leeds, England: School of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds: Volume 3, No. 1, Autumn 2003. Paperback. 220pp. Near Very Good. Shelf-worn corners. No underlining or annotations. Arrticles and Discussion: 1) "Web Projects in Undergraduate History of Science" by Louise Jarvis and Joe Cain 2) "Teaching Philosophy to Non-Philosophy Students: The Example of Architecture and Town Planning" by Nigel Taylor 3) "Introductory Formal Logic: Why do we do it?" by Helen Beebee 4) "Critical Thinking and International Postgraduate Students" by ZoŽ Bennett Moore, Lucia Faltin and Melanie Wright 5) "Taking Philosophical Dialogue Online" by Annamaria Carusi 6) An Analysis of the use of Oral Presentations within the Religious and Philosophical Subject Area at the University of Derby, 1996-2002. (Book ref. 6354) £4.00
Mark Adams (photographs) and Harry Evison (text).: Land of Memories: A Contemporary View of Places of Historical Significance in the South Island of New Zealand.
Auckland, New Zealand: Tandem Press, 1993. Large paperback. No page numbers - about 100 pages. First printing of paperback edition. Fine. Very slight shelf-wear to corners. Lots of b/w photographs accompanied by descriptive commentaries. (Book ref. 6958) £5.00
Little, Tom.: High Dam at Aswan: The Subjugation of the Nile.
London: Methuen, 1965. Hardback. 242pp. First edition. Very Good book in Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Account of the design and building of the Sadd el-Aali, or High Dam, worked on by Egyptian and Soviet engineers, and the political conflicts involved. (Book ref. 7784) £5.00
E.L. (Ethel Lillian) Voynich.: Put Off Thy Shoes.
London: Heinemann, 1946. Hardback. 393pp. First edition. Very Good book in a tatty and dusty, price-clipped dustwrapper. Historical novel set in Warwickshire and Cornwall in the 18th century. (Book ref. 7840) £5.00
The Rev. George Oliver.: Lives of the Bishops of Exeter and A History of the Cathedral.
Exeter: William Roberts, 1861. Hardback. vii + 503pp. First edition. dark blue embossed cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Stitching has broken at the hinge of the Contents page, leaving ten pages loose but not detached. Could be repaired. The book is otherwise in near Very Good condition with some shelf-wear to corners and five small tears (the largest is less than 5mm) to cloth at spine ends. Includes the bookplate of "William Borlasse, M.A. / Zennor Vicarage" Zennor is a village in Cornwall. (Book ref. 8985) £40.00
Maurice P. Garrard.: My Time in Your Place.
New York and Los Angeles: Vantage Press, 1990. Hardback. 214pp. First edition. Fine book in Fine dustwrapper. Memoir of a sailor in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. (Book ref. 8983) £5.00
J.J.Lee.: Ireland 1912-1985: Politics and Society.
Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Hardback. 754pp. First edition. Very Good book with a bumped corner, in Very Good dustwrapper with a few small tears, the largest 5mm. No underlining or annotations. UK p&p is £6. (Book ref. 8982) £12.00
W.R. Gilbert, ed.: Modern Steelwork: A Review of Current Practice in the Employment of Structural Steelwork in Buildings & Bridges.
London: The British Steelwork Association, 1930. Hardback. 332pp. Good condiiton. Illustrated with lots of b/w photographs and a few architectural drawings. includes chapters on "The New Underground Railway Offices, London" by J.R. Sharman, "The New Tyne Bridge, Newcastle", "The Growth of the Skyscraper", "The Modern Super-Cinema", "Clark's Bridge over the Danube", "The Elizabeth Bridge, Budapest", "The Reconstruction of Wearmouth Bridge" and more. Includes 70 pages of illustrated advertising. (Book ref. 8959) £8.00
Roberts Beaumont.: Woollen and Worsted: The Theory and Technology of the Manufacture of Woollen, Worsted, and Union Yarns and Fabrics.
London: G. Bell and Sons, 1915. Hardback. 640pp. First printing of this revised edition of a title first published as "Wool Manufacture". Lots of illustrations, including folding colour diagrams of machinery. Good+ condition. No serious faults - just a bit dusty around the page edges, slightly marked purple boards and slightly worn at the corners. Inscribed by the author to "J.W. Haigh, Esq. [?] Chadwick Bros. Ltd., Leeds / With the Author's Compliments and best wishes / November 1st 1917. (Book ref. 8961) £15.00
Lecky, Elisabeth.: A Memoir of the Right Hon. William Edward Hartpole Lecky.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909. Hardback. 380pp. First edition. Near Very Good / no dustwrapper. 5mm tear to cloth at base spine. Slight shelf-wear to board edges. Slightly marked page edges. Gilt lettering to spine. Memoir of an Irish historian, written by his wife, from 1838 to 1903. Includes lots of contextual quotes from W.E.H. Lecky. (Book ref. 8956) £15.00
Velikovsky, Immanuel.: Peoples of the Sea. (Ages in Chaos, volume 4).
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1977. Hardback. 261pp. Near Fine book with some light foxing to page edges, in Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. History. Reinterpretation of conventional of the history of the Middle east between the fifteenth and fourth centuries B.C. The fourth volume in the "Ages of Chaos" series. (Book ref. 7502) £10.00
Velikovsky, Immanuel.: Oedipus and Akhnaton: Myth and History.
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1960. Hardback. 208pp. First edition. Very Good book in Very Good dustwrapper with slight wear and tear to the edges - the largest tear is less than 1cm. not price-clipped. Illustrated. "Bridging the gap between Volumes 1 and 2 of 'Ages in Chaos'" - two of Velikovsky's other books. (Book ref. 6572) £20.00
Tanner, John, ed.: British Aircraft Guns of World War Two: The Official Air Publications for the Lewis, Vickers and Browning machine-guns and the Hispano 20mm cannon (RAF Museum Series: Volume 9).
London/Melbourne: Arms and Armour Press, 1979. Hardback. 207pp. First edition. Very Good book in Good dustwrapper with fading to spine and a 1cm tear. Not price-clipped. Illustrated. (Book ref. 8933) £12.00
Sidney J. Chapman.: The Lancashire Cotton Industry: A Study in Economic Development.
Clifton, New Jersey, USA: Augustus M. Kelley. Hardback. 309pp. Fine condition. No dustwrapper. Reprint of a title first published at The Manchester University Press in 1904. (Book ref. 8932) £15.00