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The History of the British Petroleum Company: Volume 1, The Developing Years 1901-1932

By: Ferrier, R.W.

Price: £26.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1982

Seller ID: 006114

ISBN: 0521246474

Condition: Very Good


Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Dustjacket condition: Good, with some general shelfwear and some light sunning to front cover. 801pp. This book deals with the early years of the history of British Petroleum, from the granting of the D'Arcy Concession in 1901 by the Shah of Persia to the discovery of oil in 1908, the formation of the Company in 1909 and its formative years until the cancellation ... View more info

A Synopsis of the British Pharmacopoeia, 1932 and Of the Poison Laws of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State, Including the 1936 Poisons List and Rules

By: Gadd, H.Wippell

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Bailliere Tindall & Cox: 1936

Seller ID: 003068

Condition: Fair


Pale red cloth covered card covers, with title in black on front cover. Condition: Fair, covers are generally worn, the pale red cloth now now faded to pale brown on front cover and spine. Front hinge cracked at preface page, and rear hinge also cracked, but holding firmly and the rest of the binding otherwise sound. Creasing to top right corner (approx 1 cm.) of pages 57-74 inclusive, with top right corner missing of pages 59-64, not affecting text in any way. 200pp. 32... View more info

A Cotswold Village: Or country Life and pursuits in Gloucestershire

By: Gibbs, J.Arthur

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1912

Seller ID: 001875

Condition: Good


Seventh impression (third edition). Blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, spine lightly sunned, binding sound, light foxing to edges of textblock and title page. No inscriptions. Top right hand corner of fep has been removed. 431pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Folk-Memory or the continuity of British Archaeology

By: Johnson, Walter

Price: £39.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1908

Seller ID: 005914

Condition: Good


Dark red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Frontispiece bears the bookplate of the design historian John Gloag. Small biro note on front endpaper. Small vertical tear (approx half an inch) to top edge of illustrated frontispiece. Some occasional foxing within book, normally around the b/w plates. Some occasional vertical pencil lines in margins. Binding cracked internally in a couple of places. 416pp.36 b/w illustrations,... View more info

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Freemasons' Guide and Compendium

By: Jones, Bernard E.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co.Ltd.: 1953

Seller ID: 004310

Condition: Good


Fourth reprint of the 1950 first edition. Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Gilt of title on spine is dulled. Binding sound, no inscriptions. No dustjacket. 604pp. 31 b/w plates and many b/w illustration in the text. This book includes sections on operative masonry and the London company, speculative masonry, the grand lodges and the craft degrees. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Life in the Atholl Glens

By: Kerr, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Perth, Perth and Kinross District Libraries: 1995

Seller ID: 004269

ISBN: 0905452194

Condition: Very Good


First softcover edition. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers and light sunning to spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 128pp. Many b/w illustrations. An account of life in the Atholl glens, including details of hunting, feasts and folklore. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Herdsmen & Hermits: Celtic Seafarers in the Northern Seas

By: Lethbridge, T.C.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Bowes & Bowes: 1950

Seller ID: 005925

Condition: Good


Green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light foxing to endpapers and light browning to endpapers from inner flaps of dustjacket. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustacket condiiton: Fair, generally shelfworn with light foxing and soling, including ring-mark from a glass or cup and a couple of small chips and repaired tears146pp. One b/w plate (frontispiece and serveral b/w illustrations within text. The book includes cha... View more info

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Justini Historiarum Ex Pompeio Trogo Libri XLIV, Ex Museo Jo.Isaaci Pentani

By: Marcus Junianus Justinus

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Limoges (Lemovicis), Petrum Barbou: 1698

Seller ID: 004221

Condition: Good


NB: Text is in Latin throughout. Full leather binding with four raised bands to spine, gilt tooling within the compartments and the title Iustini in gilt within the second compartment from the top of spine. Condition: Good, with general rubbing to cover edges, corners and head and tail of spine. Front cover joint split but holding. Binding sound. Very light browning to text throughout. No inscriptions. 381pp. Scarce. Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall View more info

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The Labour Aristocracy Revisited: The Victorian Flint Glass Makers 1850-80

By: Matsumura, Takao

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Manchester, Manchester University Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004346

ISBN: 0719009316

Condition: Very Good


Dark brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light browning to endpapers from dustjacket flaps. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 196pp. This study explores the history of a skilled trade and its union in what was reputedly the classic age of the "labour aristocracy". 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Aztecs

By: Moctezuma, Edouardo and Solis Olguin, Felipe (intro.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Royal Academy of Arts: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003397

ISBN: 1903973228

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 520pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition about the world of the Aztecs held at the Royal Academy from 16 November 2002 until 11 April 2003. Very heavy - extra shipping required if the catalogue is to be sent outside the UK. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Paterson's Roads; Being an Entirely Original and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales with Part of the Roads of Scotland

By: Mogg, Edward

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans et al.: 1829

Seller ID: 003930

Condition: Good


Eighteenth edition. Very dark green, almost black pebbled cloth with black leather spine and cover corners, and title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, spine has recently been rebacked with the original spine laid over. Light shelfwear to covers. Light browning to endpapers, with previous owners name in ink on front pastedown. Binding sound. Title and last page of appendix are a bit grubby, with wear to the outer edges. Frontispiece map has general light wear and soilin... View more info

Historic Graves in Glasnevin Cemetery

By: O'Duffy, R.J.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Dublin, James Duffy and Co. Ltd.: 1915

Seller ID: 003456

Condition: Good


Dark green hardcover with title typed on paper label on spine. The book was originally softcover, and this hardcover has been placed around it (several years ago), with the new endpapers pasted down onto the original covers. Condition: Fair to good, very light browning to text, binding sound, text clean. 206pp. Folding map of the cemetery facing title page (with small one inch tear to the left corner where it joins the page. Previous owners name on inside of original pap... View more info

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Five Viking Ships from Roskilde Fjord

By: Olsen, Olaf and Crumlin-Pedersen, Ole

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Roskilde, Denmark, Vikingskibshallen: 1990

Seller ID: 005209

ISBN: 8748001813

Condition: Very Good


Text is in English throughout. Laminated hardcover. Condition: Very good, with previous owners names on front endpaper. Binding sound. 136pp. Many b/w illustrations. During the course of three summers, a team from the Danish National Museum excavated and in 1962 salvaged five Viking ships from the bottom of Roskilde Fjord, 30km west of Copenhagen. In this book, the two leaders of the excavation described this unique diving project, as well as the five ships, which added ... View more info

The Roosevelts and America

By: Pickard, M.Fortescue

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Joseph: 1941

Seller ID: 001346

Condition: Good


Light blue cloth with titles in black on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, cloth of spine is foxed, otherwise covers are unblemished. Corners very lightly bumped. Previous owners name on front pastedown. Light foxing to endpapers, title page and edge of textblock. Dustjacket condition: a bit grubby and shelfworn with a few chips and tears. Not price-clipped. 288pp. 11 b/w illustrations, including frontispiece. The author, herself connected to the Roosevelt family, c... View more info

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Mineralogia Cornubiensis; a treatise on minerals, mines and mining

By: Pryce, William

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Truro, Cornwall, D.Bradford Barton Ltd.: 1972

Seller ID: 005902

Condition: Good


This is the 1972 reprint (first published 1778). Purple hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light foxing to textblock edges. Faint coffee splash to base of textblock, not affecting text in any way. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with a vertical three inch tear to front cover of dustjacket.331pp. All plates present. Mineralogia Cornubiensis was the first great classic devoted to Cornish mining and is quo... View more info

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Progressive Retreat: A Sociological Study of Dartington Hall School and some of Its Former Pupils

By: Punch, Maurice

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1977

Seller ID: 004998

ISBN: 0521211824

Condition: Very Good


Dark grey hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 185pp. Dartington Hall School (1926-1987) was an English independent progressive school; this book attempts to discover whether the alternative education that it offered was a success. Using in-depth interviews, the author follows up a sample of former pupils to discover how they adjusted to the realities of a non-progre... View more info

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The Archaic Gravestones of Attica

By: Richter, Gisela

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 1961

Seller ID: 004286

Condition: Very Good


Grey cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear, and sunning to spine. Laminate of jacket beginning to separate a little in places. Not price-clipped. 184pp. 216 b/w illustrations. The book includes an apprendix with epigraphical notes by Margherita Guarducci. View more info

The History and Antiquities of the Borough of Lyme Regis and Charmouth

By: Roberts, George

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Lyme Regis, Lymelight Press and the Philpott Museum: 1996

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 003509

Condition: Fine


Reprint of the 1834 edition published by Samuel Bagster. Limited edition (this is no. 465 of 1000). Navy hardcover with titles in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 385pp. plus index. Folding colour frontispiece geological map of the environs of Lyme Regis by de la Beche and a folding b/w plate of an Icthyosaur found at Lyme Regis, together with two other images of Lyme Regis. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" ... View more info

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Wood Fires for the Country House & Cottage

By: Robinson, William

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 0

Seller ID: 004971

Condition: Good


Undated, but c.1924. Tan cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Good, with light browning to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Light foxing very occasionally within book and ery light foxing to textblock edges. 115pp. 20 b/w illustrations. The full title reads thus: Wood Fires for the Country House & Cottage showing the beauty and use of the wood fire: of the way to secure good draught and combustion: of the native woods best for fuel: eco... View more info

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Twenties London: a City in the Jazz Age

By: Ross, Cathy

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Philip Wilson Publishers: 2003

Seller ID: 004148

ISBN: 0904818993

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 160pp. Many colour and b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at the Museum of London from 16th October 2003 to 20th July 2004. The ten hectic years that followed the First World War saw Britain reassess its character and London redefine its role as the nations capital. London, more than anywhere else in the country, encaps... View more info