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The Laws and Principles of Whist stated and explained, and its practice illustrated by an original system by means of hands played completely through, "Cavendish",
1 The Laws and Principles of Whist stated and explained, and its practice illustrated by an original system by means of hands played completely through
"Cavendish",. Thos. De La Rue, London, 1898. Twenty-third edition, Hardback, 170mm x 107mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, Twenty-third edition86th thousand state, xii prelims, 306pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book in fair condition given age. Binding repaired with clear tape at front endpaper/board. Spine frayed at top edge. Generally bumped and scuffed, a little darkened by age, owner name stamp, pages otherwise clean with a handful of pencil notes. Detailed and popular late Victorian guide for the expert whist player. Catalogue: Sport and games. Keywords: Whist, rubber, trick, trump. 9545

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2 Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2003
,. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, v prelims, 428pp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Sixth Series, XIII No wrapper (as issued). Contains papers on: "Vikings and Others", Alters in the Restoration Church of England, Einhard, "Migrants, Immigrants and Welfare from the Old Poor Law to the Welfare State", "Jack Tar and the Gentleman Officer", Medieval Leyrwite, Resistance in Occupied France and numerous papers on Architecture and History, in addition to the Royal Historical Society's Report of Council. Catalogue: History.. 3206

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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Adams, Douglas
3 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Adams, Douglas. Arthur Barker, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 159pp. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read but still clean and tight with minimal wear, spine a little bumped at ends. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear to edges, spine colour faded by light exposure. This is the second state d/w which is solid colour only on rear. First edition of first book in Adams' phenomenally successful sci-fi comedy series of novels, itself an adaptation of the original BBC Radio series of 1978, whose credits are given here. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Zaphod, satire, Dent, android This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 14861

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The Drama Today, Andrews, Charlton
4 The Drama Today
Andrews, Charlton. J.B. Lippencott, Philadelphia, 1913. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 140mm marbled card boards over dark blue cloth spine, sticker titles, first edition, 236pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Card boards worn at corners, visibly so at bottom front. Spirn also bumped, block ragged as cut but basically clean save for a few pencil annotations. An interesting analysis of the state of drama in pre-WW1 America, Europe and Britain which pays attention to Pinero, Shaw, Barrie and the Abbey theatre, amongst other subjects. Catalogue: Theatre. Keywords: drama, theatre, Abbey, Shaw. 598

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Once upon a Time - A Floating Opera, Barth, John
5 Once upon a Time - A Floating Opera
Barth, John. Sceptre, London, 1994. first thus, Hardback, 240mm x 145mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus1st state, 398pp. Good +++/Very Good. Spine and boards a little bumped, top edge of block dusty, faint marks from flap to front endpaper and inner board. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally. A bravura performance from a master storyteller. First UK edition. Catalogue: Literature and novels. Keywords: Opera, Chesapeake, Barth. 6033

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The Ilford Manual of Photography, Bothamley, C.H.
6 The Ilford Manual of Photography
Bothamley, C.H.. Britannia Works, Ilford, Hardback, 184mm x 127mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, 80th thousand state, 180pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, small surface damage to rear but exterior overall clean and presentable. Block edges have some foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages, block otherwise clean. Tiny retailer sticker on front endpaper. No date given for this "Revised and Stereotyped" edition of a once-standard Manual pf Photography - likely c.1900. Catalogue: Science. Keywords: Photography, camera, exposure. 9683

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Rome and the Friendly King - The Character of Client Kingship, Braund, David C.
7 Rome and the Friendly King - The Character of Client Kingship
Braund, David C.. Croom Helm / St. Martin's Press, London & Canberra / New York, 1984. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 137mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 226pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, just a little colour fading to spine, tanning to flaps. A keenly-researched account of how the Roman state worked with local and regional rulers during the late Republican and Imperial periods. Book is presented in a Courier font, right margin ragged. Catalogue: Greek / Roman culture. Keywords: Rome, Herod, Caesar, monarchy This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 10392

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8 The Devonshire Diary 1759-1762
Brown, Peter D.; Schweizer, Karl W. (eds). Royal Historical Society, London, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 8vo light green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 199pp. plus index, Very Good/NoWrapper. Book appears unread. Very faint marking to rear. The Memoranda on State of Affairs of the Fourth Duke of Devonshire, a senior British politician during an important period for British imperial ambitions. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Cavendish, Devonshire, Pitt, Whig. 3431

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Why Pray for Israel?, Burnett, Ken
9 Why Pray for Israel?
Burnett, Ken. Sovereign World, Lancaster, 2009. second edition, Paperback, 216mm x 139mm , 317pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is tight and clean with no creasing. First published in 1983, this is a Christian perspective on the modern state of Israel which argues that the Jewish State is an integral element of God's unfolding scheme for Christian and Jew alike. Catalogue: Theology. Keywords: Jerusalem, Israel, Jesus. 11455

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Last Lion - The Fall and Rise of Ted kennedy, Canellos, Peter S.            (ed)
10 Last Lion - The Fall and Rise of Ted kennedy
Canellos, Peter S. (ed). Simon & Schuster, New York, 2007. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 165mm black cloth boards, bronze titles, first edition7th state, viii prelims, 464+pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Small price sticker on rear. Written by writers from The Boston Globe, this is a careful biography of Ted Kennedy, charting his long and - at times - controversial life and career. Catalogue: Political Biography. Keywords: Kennedy, Massachusetts, Chappaquiddick. 8427

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The Star Factory, Carson, Ciaran
11 The Star Factory
Carson, Ciaran. Granta Books, London, 1997. first edition, Hardback, 195mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition1st state, viii prelims, 295pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally and has no shelfwear. Lyrical Belfast-inspired tale by a major contemporary Irish writer. Catalogue: Literature and novels. Keywords: Belfast, Star Factory, Carson. 6036

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Looking for jj, Cassidy, Anne
12 Looking for jj
Cassidy, Anne. Scholastic Press, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 139mm purple cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition2nd state, 299pp. Very Good/Good +++. Some dusting to top block edge, otherwise near fine condition. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear along top and bottom edges. "A gripping and emotionally searing novel from an accomplished author." Catalogue: Crime Fiction. Keywords: Cassidy, Alice, childhood, fear. 7367

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Ministering Children - A Sequel, Charlesworth, Maria Louisa
13 Ministering Children - A Sequel
Charlesworth, Maria Louisa. Seeley & Co., London, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, 72nd thousand state, vi prelims, 434pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. School prize sticker dated 1907 on inner front board. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed. Differential fading to endpapers. Striking foxing to block edges seeping onto page edges. Classic, morally uplifting Victorian work intended primarily for the instruction of children. Catalogue: Classic Literature. Keywords: Charlesworth, Ministering, sequel. 4234

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Fanny Burney - her Life, Chisholm, Kate
14 Fanny Burney - her Life
Chisholm, Kate. Chatto & Windus, London, 1998. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition3rd state, xvii prelims, 347+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine and boards a little bumped, block edge maybe just a little tanned at edges. Dustwrapper spine is a little bumped, has been handled only occasionally. Biography of Fanny Burney (1752-1840) - inimitable diarist of London life and author of the novel "Evelina." Catalogue: Literary Biography. Keywords: Burney, London, Evelina, Queen. 7273

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On The Constitution of Church and State, Coleridge, Samuel Taylor;   Colmer, John         (ed)
15 On The Constitution of Church and State
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Colmer, John (ed). Routledge & Kegan Paul / Princeton University Press, London / Princeton, NJ, 1976. first thus, Hardback, 235mm x 145mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, lxviii prelims, 303pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around all edges. Volume 10 in the Bollingen Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge offers the great poet's last published prose work from 1830, here presented with a 35-page introduction and full scholarly apparatus. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Catholic, religion, theology, emancipation This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 13072

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Moon Handbooks Rhode Island, Collins, Andrew
16 Moon Handbooks Rhode Island
Collins, Andrew. Avalon Travel, Emeryville, CA, 2003. first edition, Paperback, 189mm x 138mm , 371+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean and tight, with no creasing or curling. Volume from "America's finest travelbook series" offers a complete guide for the visitor to the smallest state in the Union. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Providence, Rhode, Pequot. 10057

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The Ghost of June - A Return to England and the West, Croft-Cooke, Rupert
17 The Ghost of June - A Return to England and the West
Croft-Cooke, Rupert. W. H. Allen, London, 1968. first edition, Hardback, 8vo orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 214pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Spine and boards clean, binding good, some foxing to block edges, pages otherwise clean save for some staining on front endpaper. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some flattened creasing to base of rear, otherwise clean with just a little evidence of handling. Reflections on the state of England after twelve years away. Catalogue: England. Keywords: England, abroad, London, West. 6274

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The Sea of Faith - Christianity in Change, Cupitt, Don
18 The Sea of Faith - Christianity in Change
Cupitt, Don. BBC, London, 1986. first thus, Paperback, 227mm x 155mm , 286pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, light wear from handling to edges, overall clean and tight. TV series tie-in book, fully illustrated throughout, in which a Cambridge Dean reviews the state of global Christianity as it was in the mid-1980s. Catalogue: Theology. Keywords: Christ, church, evangelism, spirit. 14131

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Do from the Octave of Man Number Four - The Awakening and Crisis, da Silva, Andrew J.
19 Do from the Octave of Man Number Four - The Awakening and Crisis
da Silva, Andrew J.. Borderline Press, New York, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 158mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 101pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear, now in a protective fitted clear plastic jacket. Guide to attaining a higher state of consciousness heavily influenced by the work of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. Catalogue: Mind and Spirit. Keywords: Gurdjieff, consciousness, transitional, self. 13738

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Oman - The Bradt Travel Guide, Darke, Diana ;   Shields, Sandra
20 Oman - The Bradt Travel Guide
Darke, Diana ; Shields, Sandra. Bradt Travel Guides, Chalfont St. Peter, 2006. first edition, Paperback, 215mm x135mm , viii prelims, 280+pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, plus advertisments,Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has no creasing and is clean save for some grubbiness to block edges. Bradt guide to the Gulf state of Oman. Catalogue: Travel guides. Keywords: Oman, Muscat, oil, Bradt. 8827

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Lion-Hearted - The Story of Bishop Hannington's Life, told for boys and girls, Dawson (M.A.), Reverend E.C.
21 Lion-Hearted - The Story of Bishop Hannington's Life, told for boys and girls
Dawson (M.A.), Reverend E.C.. Seeley & Co., London, 1908. Hardback, 202mm x 130mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, 22nd thousand state, 196pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped but basically clean. Block likewise clean, save for grubbiness and foxing to edges. Sunday School sticker on front endpaper.. The inspirational story of the first Anglican Bishop of East Africa, who died violently for his faith in 1885. Illustrated from trhe Bishop's own sketches. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Anglican, Africa, martyr. 9568

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The Indore State and Its Vicinity, Dhar (M.A.), Sailendra Nath
22 The Indore State and Its Vicinity
Dhar (M.A.), Sailendra Nath. Indian Science Congress, Indore, 1936. Paperback, 18cm x 12cm light blue , 105pp. plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been read over years. Spine creased and faded. Some foxing to block edges, also occasionally to pages. Short survey of the history of the Indore State. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Indore, India, Dhar. 4443

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The Memoirs of Sir James Melville of Halhill, Donaldson, Gordon             (ed)
23 The Memoirs of Sir James Melville of Halhill
Donaldson, Gordon (ed). Folio Society, London, 1969. first thus, Hardback, 253mm x 153mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 184+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine in very good light green slipcase. Full title - "The Memoirs of Sir James Melville of Halhill. Containing an impartial Account of the most remarkable Affairs of State during the Sixteenth Century, not mentioned by other Historians: more particularly relating to the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, under the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, Mary, Queen of Scots, and King James. In most of which Transactions the Author was Personally and Publicly concerned." Edited with an Introduction by Donaldson. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Melville, Scotland, Reform. 7571

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A Romany and Raq, Evans, G. Bramwell
24 A Romany and Raq
Evans, G. Bramwell. The Epworth Press, London, 1949. Hardback, 190mm x 126mm green cloth boards, black titles, 55th thousand state, 184+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by G. Bramwell Evans. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped, with patches of colour fading, block edges worn from handling but pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is chipped and worn with discolouring to rear and some flattened tears at edges. Late print of 1930 volume featuring "Romany" of the BBC and his dog amongst the rural folk of Britain. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: rural, country, seasons, nature. 15361

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Exile and Return - The Emergence of Jewish Statehood, Gilbert, Martin
25 Exile and Return - The Emergence of Jewish Statehood
Gilbert, Martin. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 364+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) is clean with minimal wear. Tiny mark on rear, spine colour a little faded. Superb historical account of the emergence of Zionism and the establishment of the modern State of Israel. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Zionism, Herzl, Balfour, Weizmann. 13089

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The Improving State of the World - Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Safer Planet, Goklany, Indur M.
26 The Improving State of the World - Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Safer Planet
Goklany, Indur M.. Cato Institute, Washington, DC, 2007. first edition, Hardback, 236mm x 155mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 516pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear to edges. A positive account of a globalized world order, published by a leading free-market think-tank prior to the financial crash of 2008. Catalogue: Politics. Keywords: commerce, trade, poverty, wealth. 14451

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27 Reconstruction and the Land - An Approach to Farming in the National Interest
Hall, Sir A. Daniel. Macmillan, London, 1941. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 138mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 286pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards grubby, block edges also, with foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages. Otherwise clean and tight - indeed, book feels much sturdier than typical British wartime productions. A wartime book that looks forward to a post-conflict world where the State owns all agricultural land in Britain. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Nationalization, agriculture, policy. 9897

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Nigerian Perspectives - An Historical Anthology, Hodgkin, Thomas             (ed)
28 Nigerian Perspectives - An Historical Anthology
Hodgkin, Thomas (ed). OUP, Oxford & Ibadan & Accra, 1960. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 145mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 340+12pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Owners inscription. Book has been handled over years but overall tight and clean. Dustwrapper has some edgewear, spine darkened, frayed and torn at ends with single hole in middle. Front flap clipped with price sticker residue, small stain to top rear. Published at the height of the "Wind of Change" era in colonial Africa, this is a superb collection of original writings on the lands and peoples of the new modern state of Nigeria, covering 1000+ years of history. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Nigeria, Yoruba, Islam, colonialism. 12488

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Let's Go - Pacific Northwest Adventure Guide, Hoffer, Alexandra
29 Let's Go - Pacific Northwest Adventure Guide
Hoffer, Alexandra. St Martin's Press, New York, 2005. first edition, Paperback, 196mm x 129mm , xiv prelims, 466pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with no creasing, curling or marks. Top block edge just a little dusty. Guide to Oregon, Washington state, British Columbia and Alberta for the budget-conscious contemporary adventurer. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Calgary, St. Helen's, Columbia. 10019

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The solid state: X-Ray spectroscopy, Jacob (D.Sc., Ph.D., F.Inst.P.), L.
30 The solid state: X-Ray spectroscopy
Jacob (D.Sc., Ph.D., F.Inst.P.), L.. Butterworths, London, 1974. first edition, Paperback, 8vo black , 85pp. plus index, Very Good/NoWrapper. Slim paperback volume. Just the tiniest sign of wear to corners, and 2mm mark to block edge else near fine. A short introduction to the X-Ray spectroscopy of the solid state. Catalogue: Science. Keywords: X-Ray, spectroscopy, quantum. 3383

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