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Armour in England, from the Earliest Times to the Reign of James the First, and Foreign Armour in England (bound Together in One volume)

By: Starkie Gardner, J.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Seeley & Co.: 1897

Seller ID: 002529

Condition: Good


Maroon cloth with titles in gilt on spine and front cover and two men in armour battling on horseback within gilt vignette on front cover. Chocolate-brown endpapers. Top edge gilt. Condition: Good, bevel edged covers have light shelfwear with light bumping to spine and cover corners, and small white mark on spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Armour in England: 98pp. 8 early chromolithographic plates (inc. frontispiece) 37 b/w illustrations. Foreign Armour in England:... View more info

A History of Fonthill Public Library

By: Stevenson, D.A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Fonthill, Ontario, The Fonthill Public Library Board: 1953

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001041

Condition: Good


Pale orange card covers with an image in red of a crown on a cushion. Condition: Good, binding sound, staples beginning to rust slightly. This copy is signed by the author on the fep and was given to a member of his family. The author has made a few annotations in pencil. There are also two loose related newspaper clippings, both with paperclips at the top which have gone a little rusty and made a mark on the facing page. 25pp. The history of a pioneering small community... View more info

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Excavations in New Forest Roman Pottery Sites, with plans and illustrations of the constrction of the pottery kilns, of the different wares made, and of a Potter's Hut

By: Sumner FSA, Heywood

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, The Chiswick Press: 1927

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005915

Condition: Good


NB: No dustjacket. Dark brown cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light soiling. New endpapers. Laid in is a signed letter with a short note from Heywood Sumner to "My dear Hawley" dated November 1927. 123pp. Several b/w plans, illustrations and maps. This book includes two main chapters being a descriptive account of the Roman pottery made at Ashley Rails, New Forest and a descriptive account of ex... View more info

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Local Papers: Archaeological & Topographical - Hampshire, Dorset & Wiltshire

By: Sumner, Heywood

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, The Chiswick Press: 1931

Seller ID: 005923

Condition: Very Good


Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Very occasional light foxing within text. Binding sound, previous owners name in pencil on front endpaper. 248pp. Several b/w illustrations, plans and maps. The papers contained in this book are concerned with a district where three counties meet, namely, Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire. Chapters include sections on Ancient earthworks in the Bournemou... View more info

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The Hurlingham Club 1869-1953

By: Taprell Dorling, Captain

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, The Hurlingham Club: 1953

Seller ID: 006106

Condition: Very Good


Pale blue hardcover with title in gilt on front cover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Rear endpaper has a small tear and crease to centre of outer edge. Dustjacket condition: God, with general light shelfwear and light sunning to edges and rear cover of dustjacket. 69pp. Several b/w illustrations and some b/w sketches by Haro. Recognised throughout the world as one of Britain's greatest private members' clubs, this book tells the history of the Hur... View more info

"1812" Napoleon I in Russia

By: Verestchagin, Vassili

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1899

Seller ID: 002912

Condition: Good


Red cloth with titles in gilt on spine and circular gilt motif to top left of front cover depicting a profile Napoleon I? Condition: Good, covers are lightly soiled and shelfworn, with light bumping to cover corners, and light sunning to spine. Previous owners name on fep. Binding sound. Light browning to endpapers. Occasional light foxing with text. 266pp. plus publishers list. 12 b/w plates taken from paintings by the Verestchagin, plus tissue guarded frontispiece and ... View more info

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The Arabian Journey: Danish connections with the Islamic world over a thousand years

By: Von Folsach, Kjeld et al.

Price: £33.00

Publisher: Moesgard, Arhus, Denmark, Prehistoric Museum Moesgard: 1996

Seller ID: 006148

ISBN: 8789384350

Condition: Very Good


NB: Text is in English throughout. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 190pp. several colour and b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held at Moesgard Museum, just outside Arhus in Denmark in 1996. The exhibition covered a number of themes which illuminate various aspects of the links between Denmark and the Islamic world over a long period of time; from the Viking... View more info

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Traditions of Trinity and Leith

By: Wallace, Joyce M.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Donald Publishers Ltd.: 1996

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004466

ISBN: 0859764478

Condition: Very Good


Revised and updated edition. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Signed by author on half-title. 240pp. Several b/w illustrations. This book reveals the history of an area remarkable for the beauty of its well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture, and the retention to a surprising degree of its secluded and original character. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Mariner's Compass in an Iron Ship. How to Keep it Efficient, and Use it Intelligently with Some Remarks on Electric Installation in Its Relation to the Compass

By: Whitly-Dixon, J.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Portsmouth and London, Griffin & Co.Ltd./Simpkin Marshall & Co.: 1898

Seller ID: 002934

Condition: Good


Bright blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine and front cover. Compass and the price of 2/6 stamped in gilt on front cover. Pale yellow endpapers. Condition: Good, covers have light shelfwear and soiling with an area of spotting to rear cover. Browning to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 67pp. plus tables and magnetic charts. Includes chapters on magnets, terrestrial magnetism, compasses, deviation and heeling error. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12&... View more info

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Reminiscences of Old Edinburgh (Vols I and II)

By: Wilson, Daniel

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, David Douglas: 1878

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004463

Condition: Fair


Two volume set. Brown cloth with titles in gilt and image in gilt of Edinburgh castle on both volumes. Condition: Fair, both volumes have general shelfwear to covers with wear to cloth at heads of both spine, and bumpint and wear to cover corners Bindings sound, no inscriptions. 352 and 324pp. respectively. Many b/w illustrations in both vols. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info