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Introduction to Aero Engines

By: "Arduus",

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes: 1943

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 3248

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 144pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book printed to wartime standard. Block separating from front board. Boards a little aged. Small volume with 73 technical illustrations, providing a complete introduction to the physics associated with aircraft engines Catalogue: Science. Keywords: Aircraft, physics, mechanics, thermodynamics View more info

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The Navy Eternal

By: "Bartimeus",

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 774

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 190mm x 126mm brown cloth boards, black titles, , 332pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Douglas Swale. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, block also a little wobbly. No date or edition stated for this account of military action on - and under - the high seas of the world, but publication surely not long after the First World War events described therein. Catalogue: Military Hist... View more info

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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

By: "Cavendish",

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Thos. De La Rue: 1898

Edition: Twenty-third edition

Seller ID: 9545

Condition: Fair


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 guid... View more info

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Images of Steam

By: "Fenman",

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8307

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 277mm x 213mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 192pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by "Fenman". Good +++/Good +. Just a little darkening of block edges, book otherwise tight, clean and solid. Dustwrapper has been handled, single tear to top rear by spine, else clean and bright. Written and photograhed by five steam train enthusiasts and fellow Cambridge graduates under a nom de plume, this i... View more info

I Walked by Night, being the Life and History of the King of the Norfolk Poachers

By: "Himself", ; Haggard, Lilas Rider

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, Nicholson & Watson: 1951

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4560

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 232mm x 168mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 3rd impression, , xvii prelims, 188pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Edward Seago. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Tight and solid. Block a little darkened, spine and boards have bumping and scuffing with some surface loss around edges. 3rd impression of "Cheap Edition" of popular poacher's tales. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Poacher, Norfolk, Haggard View more info

A Modern Sinbad - an autobiography

By: "Sinbad",

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1933

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4601

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , 320pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has aged, with general scuffing and dusting of boards, spine faded and discoloured, block edges tanned with dust on top. Foxing to opening and closing pages. Sea tales of a latter-day English Sinbad. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Sea, Sinbad, London View more info

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Saints of the Twentieth Century

By: (CGA), Brother Kenneth

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London & Oxford, Mowbrays: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11354

Condition: Good


Hardback, 204mm x 130mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 206pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight, with pages basically clean, though block edges darkened and grubby with staining to top, also fading along top of spine and boards. Dustwrapper is faded and frayed along top edge, fading also to rigtht front edge. Brief biographies of men and women from all over the world, all of whom died in the 20th century, and all of whose Christian ... View more info

An Exposition of the Gospel of John

By: (Hendriksen), William

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Banner of Truth Trust: 1959

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 12434

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, tall 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , xii prelims, 501pp. Very Good/Very Good. Previous owner's name. Small address sticker to free front endpaper, in addition to hand-written name. Dustwrapper (now protected) has minimal chipping to edges and corners. 2 volumes on John in one. Catalogue: Theology. Keywords: New Testament, biblical exposition and commentary. This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automaticall... View more info

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The Serpent and the Moon - Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King

By: (of Kent), Princess Michael

Price: £8.50

Publisher: New York, Touchstone: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10441

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm grey card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 412+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Book is not new but still tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Just a little fading to bottom edges of boards. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. A true story of love amongst European Royals written by a true-life European Royal. Catalog... View more info

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Holiness

By: (Ryle), J. C.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, James Clarke & Co: 1956

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 12433

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, tall 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, reprint, xviii prelims, 333pp. Very Good/Very Good. Corners slightly bumped, top edge slightly grey, foxing to block edges. Overall tight and clean The nature, hindrances, difficulties and roots of holiness. Catalogue: Theology. View more info

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The Welding, Brazing and Soldering of Copper and Its Alloys

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Copper Development Association: 1958

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12029

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 222mm x 154mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 6th impression, , 193pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with minimal wear. Just a little bumping to spine and boards. Technical guidebook for professionals in the industrial uses of copper and its alloys. Catalogue: Science. Keywords: welding, brazing, bronze View more info

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Technical Notes, R.F.C.

By: ,

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1916

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 13814

Condition: Reading copy only


Hardback, 196mm x 126mm brown cloth boards, black titles, , 84 + 76pp. Black and white illustrations. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Front endpaper has been cut out. Book in otherwise fair condition given age - generally bumped and grubby on outside, some darage to spine, ticks on contents page, block darkened by age with edges ragged. Original technical handbook for pioneering WW1 aircrews in British service during WW1, comprising 42 single-side... View more info

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The Tree - The Centenary Book of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1836-1936

By: ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Belfast, USPCA: 1936

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9111

Condition: Good


Hardback, 257mm x 193mm decorated card boards over brown cloth spine, xi prelims, 100+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped but basically clean. Single nick near bottom spine. Block darkened by age, edges grubby and ragged as cut, differential fading to endpapers, else clean. Centenray celebration of a worthy organisation includes essays, poems and many illustrations. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords:... View more info

Picturesque Yorkshire by brush and pen

By: ,

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Sevenoaks, J. Salmon: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9989

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 182mm x 167mm cream cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 48pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Gordon Home, Warwick Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some light wear from handling. Still bright and clean. Small price sticker on rear. Volume in "Our Beatiful Homeland" series contains lovely watercolour paintings of Yorkshire by two early 20th century artists, with accompanying text pre... View more info

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The Life and Times of King George VI 1895-1952

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Press:

Seller ID: 16123

Condition: Good


Hardback, 254mm x 180mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , 160pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good +. Book is bright and clean but with some damp to inner boards. Dustwrapper is clean with some chipping to edges, frayed ends of spine. Photographic and reverent tribute to the life of the recently-deceased King George VI, surely published not long after his death. Catalogue: Royalty. Keywords: Windsor, Balmoral, Buckingham, abdication View more info

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Report of an International Conference on Fundamental Particles and Low temperatures held at the Cavendish Laborartory, Cambridge, on 22-27 July 1946 - Volume I - Fundamental Particles

By: ,

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Taylor & Francis: 1947

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 3391

Condition: Fair


Paperback, 26cm x 18cm grey , ii prelims, 200pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Post-war paperback, covers little more than thick paper. Generally darkened with age with discolouring notable around spine.Some curling and faint creasing to top. Volume One of two-volume collection of 1946 conference papers, covering Fundamental Particles with an opening address by Bohr and three papers by Fermi. Catalogue: Science. Keywords: Conference, Cavendish, physics, partic... View more info

The life and chapters of sundry goodly sayings and the teaching of Brother Giles companion of Saint Francis from 'The Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi'

By: ,

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Birmingham, Birmingham School of Printing: 1941

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12263

Condition: Reading copy only


Hardback, 286mm x 182mm brown and red card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, 57pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Neil Leitch MacCuaig. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Book has one plate missing - else in Good+ condition - a little bumped and scuffed, with block edges a little grubby from handling. Seemingly produced as an exercise in the arts of typography and printing, this is aa 20th century English presentation of a 13th century r... View more info

Gold Khan

By: ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1946

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 6814

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo yellow cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 180pp. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Sticker on inner front board, foxing to edges and opening/closing pages.Spine and boards just a little worn with age. Book is not listed as an austerity production despite date, and boards are much more sturdy than typical 1946 UK hardbacks. In translation by Norman Cohn, this is an English rendition of a great Turkic folk epic, with a Preface by Arthur Waley Cata... View more info

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2003

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3206

Condition: Near Fine


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 Histo... View more info

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2004

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3207

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, iv prelims, 359pp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Sixth Series, XIV No wrapper (as issued). Contains papers on: "England and the Continent in the Ninth Century", "The Legacy of the nineteenth Century Bourgois Family and the Wool Merchant's Son", Liberty and the Anglo-Saxons Travel in the Nineteenth Century Culture in the Twentieth Century and numerous papers on "Elizabeth I and the Expansion of Engla... View more info

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French Wit and Wisdom

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press: 1956

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 13444

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 187mm x 114mm decorated card boards, 62pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Good +++/Good +. Gift Inscription. Book has been handled over years, some wear at corners, differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper has some wear and darkening to edges, front also darkened around title. Anonymously-edited little collection of bons mots by giants of French culture, including Balzac, Stendhal and Voltaire, with drawings by Kredel.... View more info

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Norwich

By: ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Norwich & London, Jarrold & Sons:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 15108

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 227mm x 167mm grey cloth boards, green titles, , 32+24pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by G. Parsons-Norman. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine worn but exterior clean overall, binding loose and final plate detached but present, differential fading to endpapers but pages and plates clean. A collection of twelve colour plates from watercolours accompany a short narrative text which offers a brief historical tour of Norwich. No date stated bu... View more info

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Stretton on Dunsmore - The Making of a Warwickshire Village

By: ,

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Stretton on Dunsmore, Stretton Millennium History Group: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15057

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 216mm x 154mm , iv prelims, 167pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, some wear and grubbiness to edges, bottom front corner curled, owner sticker on title page. A communally-written account of 20th century life in a a small Warwickshire village, richly illustrated with old photographs and old memories. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Rugby, agriculture, Midlands, wor... View more info

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The Coronation in Pictures - Complete Camera Record of the Mighty Pageant 1937

By: ,

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London & Manchester, Allied Newspapers Limited: 1937

Inscription: Gift Inscription October 1937

Seller ID: 7170

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 245mm x 175mm red and blue decorated cloth boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, , 224pp. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription October 1937. Book is old and well read, spine and boards bumped and scuffed, two light stains to front. Block clean save for grubby edges with stain to right edge near base. Pictorial record of the Coronation of George VI. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Coronation, 1937, George View more info

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Little Brown Mouse

By: ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Tiger Books: 1989

Seller ID: 11645

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 185mm x 157mm decorated boards, 40pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good. Spine and boards a little bumped, else bright and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, light wear to edges. No author, illustrator or edition stated but this is certainly a lovely illustrated animal story for young children from the Brambledown Tales series. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: mouse, rabbit, hedgehog, farmyard View more info

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Tiny Chick's Tail

By: ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Tiger Books: 1989

Seller ID: 11646

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 185mm x 157mm decorated boards, 40pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Little hardback is bright and clean. Dustwrapper is bright with minimal wear, but has a single tear at base of spine by rear. No author, illustrator or edition stated but this is certainly a lovely illustrated animal story for young children from the Brambledown Tales series. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: rabbit, dove, peacock, frog View more info

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Masterworks of the British Cinema - Brief Encounter, Henry V, The Lady Vanishes

By: ,

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15133

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 214mm x 134mm , 309pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is ex-lib of Shakespeare Centre with two pages of stamps and inscription. Has been read, light wear to edges and spine creased, pages clean. Transcriptions of three classic UK films of the mid-20th century. Catalogue: Film and TV. Keywords: Hitchcock, Lean, Olivier, Manvell View more info

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BUG New Zealand

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Kilcunda, Victoria, BUG Backpackers Guide: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10034

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 208mm x 120mm , 269pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read and feels just a little wobbly in hands. Some spotty marks to top block edge else clean. First edition of Backpackers Ultimate Guide to New Zealand, with a strong emphasis on hostel and accommodation listings. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: backpacker, New Zealand, hostel View more info

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Some Inscriptions from Roman Britain

By: ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, London Association of Classical Teachers:

Seller ID: 12637

Condition: Good +++


Paperback, 250mm x 178mm , c. 160pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback-pamphlet has some bumping at corners, rear a little grubby, pages clean. Undated but likely 1970s scholarly resource whish lists almost 250 monumental inscriptions from Roman times found in Britain, with Latin text, translations, dates of find and other apparatus. Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Rome, Britannia, Latin, monument View more info

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Western Highlands and Royal Deeside - A Ten Day Coach Cruise

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Bearwood, Birmingham, Birmingham and Midland Red Omnibus Company: 1957

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15994

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 207mm x 128mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 64pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is nice and clean, protected by fitted film sheet. Differential fading to endpapers, else clean. Attractive little illustrated guide to an old-style coach tour from Birmingham to the picturesque Highlands of Scotland and back again. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: coach, Highland, Lomond View more info