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G.E.Kidder Smith SWITZERLAND BUILDS - Its Native and Modern Architecture
The Architectural Press, 1950 First Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. 2 sq" loss to one leaf, affecting two pictures - with a humorous note by previous owner. Size: 11.5" x 9" approx. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Architecture; Switzerland; 1950s; Inventory No: 0036136. (Book ref. 0036136) £14.00
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Chiappini, Rudy [ Editor ] Amedeo Modigliani
Milano / Lugano: Skira / Museo d'Arte Moderrna della Cita di Lugano, 1999. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to 8881184885 Catalogue large, heavy square 4to, soft cover, pp 247, fully illustrated in b/w and colour. Small tear and slight bumping to top of spine, otherwise a clean, tight copy, Very Good. Published to accompany the exhibition held in Lugano from March 28th to June 27th 1999. Expert texts by various authors, list of exhibitions from 1906 to 1999, extensive bibliography. Italian text.This is a heavy volume which may require additional postage. (Book ref. 14855) £20.00
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(Putnam1963 1st thus) cr 8vo xiii, 112, [2] pp. bw ills, maps.VG in a worn dustwrapper. (Book ref. 9823) £4.75
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Moore, A.W.: THE ALPS IN 1864 Volume 1
(Blackwell 1939) 8vo beige cloth, green lettering xxvii, 246pp. ep maps. sepia photos and bw ills and maps. Frontispiece missing. Good (Book ref. 7173) £7.50
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Brown T.G. & de Beer G. The First Ascent Of Mont Blanc
Oxford University Press, 1957 First Edition 460pp, original red cloth, small stain to bottom corner of front board, VG+ in VG+ dw. A most attractive copy. An examination of the controversy surrounding the first ascent. (Book ref. 46666) £175.00
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Friederich, Werner P. Dante's Fame Abroad 1350 - 1850 : The Influence of Dante Alighieri on the Poets and Scholars of Spain, France, England, Germany, Switzerland and the United States
United States: University of North Carolina Press, 1950. Illustrated by No Illustrations. 1st Edition. Card Covers. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Large 582pp. A first edition copy of this book, being number two in the series Studies in Comparative Literature. Light reading crease to the spine and a light strip of fading to the head of the front card cover and slightly to the tail of the spine and to the front edge of the front card cover from where there has been light insect ( silverfish) damage. Slight creasing to the head and tail of the card covers and a small soil mark to the front card cover. A little normal age toning to the fore edges - the textblock is clean and tight. A very good copy. (Book ref. 226014) £26.00
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Delaney, Frank The Celts
London: BBC, 1986 First edition. Black cloth, maps, col and bw ills, bibliography, index Pagination: 240. They have been called ‘one of the great barbarian peoples of the world’. An impression of the Celts persists which portrays them as wild, excitable, warlike, ferocious and uncivilised - in their latter manifestations much given to drink, song and entertainment. In truth, despite their numerical smallness, they made a major and exciting contribution to western civilisation, as Frank Delaney shows in his new book, a companion to his BBC2 television series.<P>The Celts is a personal quest in which Delaney discovers the truth about his forefathers. Beginning in the plains of Hungary, through Austria, Switzerland, southern Germany and France into Scotland, Wales and the west of Ireland, he traces the origins, growth, flowering and eventual decline of a people whose very name conjures romance and adventure.<P>In this first major popular book on the subject, Delaney brushes away the clichés and feyness of the Celts and describes a people once so significant and powerful that they sacked Rome, penetrated the sacred heart of Greece by pillaging Delphi and attracted the name ‘the fathers of Europe’.<P>With lavish colour and black and white illustrations, The Celts is far more than the book of the television series, extending beyond the six BBC2 programmes. With the enthusiasm that hallmarks his two previous books, James Delaney once again informs as he entertains.. Book: tail of spine a little bumped, VG, Jacket: light edge creasing, VG (Book ref. 2959) £14.00
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Anon. Baedeker's Touring Guide: Switzerland
Freiburg: Baedeker, 1967. Hardcover. /Dust Jacket Included. Second Edition. Tall 8vo. Red faux-leather covers. Colour pictorial dj. 335 pp. Colour and b/w maps and illustrations throughout. Fold-out colour map at rear. Inscr. to ffep, otherwise very clean. Dustjacket in protective sleeve. VG+ / VG+ (Book ref. 06630) £15.00
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Edouard Dubied.: Dubied Knitting Manual.
Neuchatel, Switzerland: Edouard Dubied & Cie S. A., 1967. Hardback. 200pp. First edition. Good condition. Laminated boards. No dustwrapper - as published. Shelf-wear to corners. Sellotape strips on six pages - possibly repairs when pages have come loose. Slight foxing and slight marking to page edges, otherwise the book is complete and clean. Published for the centenary of the company being founded in 1867. Chapters: The elements of a knitting machine; The yarns knitted; The basic fabrics; Draw threads; Special equipment; The jacquard fabrics; The fabrics in purl stitch. These include many sub-sections, diagrams, photographs, charts and tables. The book takes the form of a Knitting Course based on 100 years of experience, "describes the principles of mechanical knitting, an inventory of basic fabrics, and a few current applications peculiar to our machines" (Book ref. 8887) £100.00
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Greene, Barbara Valley of Peace: The Story of Liechtenstein
Vaduz: Liechtenstein Verlag, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Grey cloth, decorated title to upper board, endpaper maps, 116 pages, 38 full-page black & white illustrations, history from the time of the Raetians to the 20th century, politics, economics, the people and the country, historical dates and statistical facts. Internally bright and unmarked, covers marked in places. Text in English. (Book ref. 6195) £6.00
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Kauffman, Andrew J.; Putnam, William L. The Guiding Spirit.
Revelstoke, British Columbia; Footprint Publishing, 1986.. F/F. Hardback, 8vo, blue cloth, endpaper maps, 256 pages, numerous b/w photographs, index. Fine condition, as new, in dustjacket. The story of the Swiss mountain guides who were engaged by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the mountains of Western Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Book ref. 4096) £7.50
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Ashby, Douglas. Things Seen in Switzerland in Summer.
London; Seeley, Service & Co., 1949.. Hardcover, 16mo, blue cloth, endpaper sketch map, map, 32 b/w illustrations. Neat insc.on front paste-down; a VG+ clean copy. "A description of a wonderful country, its peerless valleys and mountains, ancient towns and the picturesque customs of its freedom-loving peoples." (Book ref. 2160) £5.00
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Ramsay, A. C: The Old Glaciers of Switzerland and North Wales: 1st ed.;
London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. HARDBACK, green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, frontispiece (= plate 1), pages [iii], 116, adverts. [iv], all edges speckled, plates. 14, many text-figs., missing folding map, sm. 8vo. 100mm x 162mm (4" x 6.5"), ex-academic library with ornate bookplate on front fixed end-paper and usual stamps, gilt embossed no. on spine, former owner's name on half-title, some occasional spotting and marks, covers slightly soiled, spine slightly faded, otherwise a good working copy. (Book ref. 6341) £30.00
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: The New Opera House at Geneva & Scene From The Pantomime of "Sinbad" at the Theatre Royal Brighton
Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News: 31st January 1880 engraving of the exterior with its grand architecture, and a scene from the panto at Brighton very good condition (Book ref. 15108) £18.00
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boswell, James / Pottle, F Ed Boswell on the Grand Tour Germany & Switzerland 1764
Hardback Heinemann London 1st Edition 1953 383 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations DW is frayed and small dedi Very Good (Book ref. 540904) £6.00
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Sir Martin Conway [William Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington] (1856-1937), politician, writer and mountaineer, President of the Alpine Club, 1902-1904 [E. W. Hallifax of Mill Hill School]: Two Autograph Letters Signed and two Autograph Notes Signed (all 'Martin Conway') from Sir Martin Conway [later 1st Baron Conway of Allington] to E. W. Hallifax, mainly concerning Switzerland and the Alps.
Two items undated, the other two 4 January 1909 and 20 October 1910; three from Allington Castle, Maidstone (two of them on its letterhead) and one on letterhead of the Red House, Hornton Street, London. The 1909 letter a little foxed but fair overall, the other items all good on aged paper. ONE: Letter, 4 January 1909; Allington. 12mo, 2 pp. He is enclosing a document (not present) which will show 'that the Bishop will replace me. It only remains for me to place my resignation in your hands for communication to the Com[mitt]ee., with an expression of my thanks to them for their cordial support & of good wishes for the continued prosperity of the League'. He is 'off to Switzerland this afternoon'. TWO: Note, 20 October 1910; on Allington letterhead. 4to, 1 p. Gives a date when he will attend, 'if I possibly can. It is very difficult for me as my last decent train down here leaves Victoria at 5 p.m.' THREE: Letter, 3 March [no year, 1905?]; on Red House letterhead. 4to, 1 p. He was 'much interested' by Hallifax's 'letter & the paper'. Much needs to be done, especially 'by frequenters of Switz[erlan]d., especially on the spot in summer by combined representat[io]ns. I alas! go no more to the Alps & am on the shelf generally.' His 'hands are too full' for him 'to underake any agitations; I can only applaud those who do. It needs persistance & repetition to accomplish anything.' Another letter among the Hallifax papers suggests that this letter is part of his 1905 campaign against the building of tourist railways in the Alps. FOUR: Note, 'Tuesday' [no date]; on Allington letterhead. 4to, 1p. Agreeing to speak at a meeting. (Book ref. 10829) £125.00
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Baedeker, Karl Switzerland
London: Leizpig: Karl Baedeker, 1905. Soft Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo Some very light shelf wear, curving to edges and rubbing but overall very good. Some moderate ruffling to closed edges, overall great, PP and maps in clean condition (Book ref. 46896) £30.00
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MENDELSSOHN Felix Bartholdy: Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from 1833 to 1847
London ; Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, Green 1864 new edition translated by Lady Wallace 8vo., original embossed cloth, gilt to spine. Pages : vi, 437, portrait frontis., musical examples. Edited by Paul Mendelssohn...of Berlin and Dr.Carl Mendelssohn...of Heidelberg with a catalogue of all his musical compositions compiled by Dr.Julius Rietz. Corners bumped and scuffed, spine caps frayed, hinges beginning. Probably G+ for age. (Book ref. 8954) £15.00
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MENDELSSOHN Felix Bartholdy: Letters from Italy and Switzerland
London ; Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, Green 1877 third edition translated from the German by Lady Wallace 8vo., original embossed cloth, gilt to spine. Pages : xxiv, 356, musical examples. Corners bumped, spine caps frayed, hinges sound. Probably VG- for age. (Book ref. 8953) £15.00
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Sir John Wraight The Swiss and the British
UK: Michael Russell Publishing Ltd, 1987. First. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0859551431 1987. Octavo, boards, Hard Cover. first edition Binding firm. Text clean. good/good dustwrapper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is the first comprehensive & full length study of relations ebtween Britain & Switzerland. Covers political, military, economic, cultural, social & sporting relations & is in two main parts : an introductory survey & a chonology of events from earliest times. 474 pp. Well illust. with maps to endpapers. a chronology of events from earliest times. It also has a statistical appendix, a list of envoys, a bibliography of Anglo-Swiss relations comprising about 1, 500 titles, and a full index. Sir John Wraight was British Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation from 1973 to 1976. Since retiring from the Diplomatic Service, he has been a company consultant and company director, and is now international consultant to London stockbrokers Phillips & Drew. 1.2 kg. Heavy title - will require additional postage to matrix. (Book ref. 002186) £22.00
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