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Robert Hooke

By: 'Espinasse, Margaret

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd.: 1956

Seller ID: 005761

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers, and light foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 192pp. 16 b/w plates.A thorough biography of the life of the scientist and architect, Robert Hooke (1635-1703) View more info

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Lindisfarne or Holy Island: Its Cathedral, Priory and Castle, A.D. 635-1920

By: Anderson Graham, P.

Price: £39.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1920

Seller ID: 005332

Condition: Good


Brown paper covered boards with buff linen spine and title in maroon on buff linen label pasted onto front cover. Marbled endpapers. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Lower right corner of front cover has an area of heavier scuffing. Base of half title (approx 4 inches) has separated from main binding, otherwise binding sound. Text clean, no inscriptions. 55pp. Many evocative b/w photographic illustrations. The book includes a section on bird life on the island and the Farnes. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

At War with the Smugglers: Career of Doctor Arnold's Father

By: Arnold-Forster, Rear-Admiral

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London and Melbourne, Ward, Lock & Co.: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003396

Condition: Fair


Blue cloth with titles in faded gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally lightly shelfworn, with sunning to spine and cover edges. Light foxing to endpapers. Previous owners bookplate on half-title. Text clean, no inscriptions. No dustjacket. 256pp. 9 sepia plates (inc.frontispiece). An account of the life of an eighteenth century collector of Customs based in Cowes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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A Country of Words: A Palestinian Journey from the Refugee Camp to the Front Page

By: Atwan, Abdel Bari

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Saqi: 2008

Seller ID: 005127

ISBN: 0863566219

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 285pp. Several b/w and colour plates. In this memoir Abdel Bari Atwan recounts the journey of his life from a refugee camp in Gaza where he was born in 1950 to becoming one of the world's foremost commentators on the Middle East. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The History of the British Petroleum Company - Volume 2: The Anglo-Iranian Years, 1928-1954

By: Bamberg, J.H.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 006112

ISBN: 0521259509

Condition: Fine


Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Loosely inserted is a compliment slip from BP with the authors printed details. 639pp. Several b/w illustrations. View more info

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British Petroleum and Global Oil, 1950-1975: The Challenge of Nationalism

By: Bamberg, James

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 006154

ISBN: 0521259517

Condition: Fine


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 637pp. Dramatic narrative, arresting analysis and original research are combined in this history of one of the world's biggest oil businesses between 1950 and 1975. Assessing BP's comparative performance, the book focuses on how BP responded politically, economically, and culturally to the rise of new competitors, the decline of Britain's imperial power, and the determination of nation states to assert national sovereignty over the vital comm... View more info

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Se Gefylsta (The Helper): An Anglo-Saxon Delectus serving as a first-class book of the language

By: Barnes, William

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, John Russell Smith: 1866

Seller ID: 006286

Condition: Good


Second edition. Dark green cloth with title in gilt on front cover, and pale yellow endpapers. Condition: Good to very good with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Browning to title page and last page of text. Previous owners small impressed stamp to front endpaper, title page and first page of preface. 78pp. View more info

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A Philological Grammar, grounded upon English, and formed from a comparison of more than sixty languages

By: Barnes, William

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, John Russell Smith: 1854

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006287

Condition: Good


Dark brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and slightly heavier shelfwear to top and bottom of spine. Binding sound. Previous owners neat reference number at base of front pastedown. 312pp.plus 1pp. publishers list before preface and 56pp. publishers list to rear of book. William Barnes (22 February 1801 - 7 October 1886) was an English writer, poet, Church of England priest, and philologist. He wrote over 800 poems, some in Dorset dialect, and much other work, including this philological grammar. View more info

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Notes on Ancient Britain and the Britons

By: Barnes, William

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, John Russell Smith: 1858

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006299

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Pale yellow endpapers. Condition: Good, with light shefwear to covers and light sunning to spine. Previous owners name and the date July 1861 written in ink on front pastedown. Binding sound. 167pp. plus 16pp. publishers list. View more info

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Early England and the Saxon-English; with some notes on the father-stock of the saxon-English, the Frisians

By: Barnes, William

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, John Russell Smith: 1869

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006300

Condition: Good


Maroon cloth with title in gilt on spine. Pale yellow endpapers. Condition: Good, although cover cloth is quite faded, particularly the spine. Small 1/2 inch vertical split to cloth at top of front cover where it joins the spine. Previous owners neat reference number at base of front endpaper.178pp. plus 2pp. publishers list. Scarce. View more info

Mr Pope & Others at Cross Deep, Twickenham in the 18th Century

By: Beckles Willson, Anthony

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Twickenham, London, Anthony Beckles Willson: 1996

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006370

ISBN: 095278680X

Condition: Very Good


Softcover. Cpondition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. binding sound. Signed by author in blue biro on title page and dated 7 Feb 1997. 152pp. 55 b/w illustrations. This study traces the unexplored origins of a number of houses and buildings standing in Cross Deep, Twickenham during the 18th century. Among these were the villa and garden that Alexander Pope created between 1719 and 1744. View more info

The History and Antiquities of Richmond, Kew, Petersham, Ham, &c.

By: Beresford Chancellor, E.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Richmond, Surrey, Hiscoke and Son: 1894

Seller ID: 004071

Condition: Fair


Dark green cloth with titles in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Black endpapers. Condition: Fair to good, covers have shelfwear to edges and some bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Some ink marks and light soiling to front cover. Binding cracked internally in one place and feels a little loose. Inscription to previous owner on blank page preceding half-title. 410pp. plus appendixes and index. Foldout frontispiece of a copy of a print of a view of Richmond. Many b/w illustrations. Chapters include sections on the Old Palace aned Manor of Richmond, the Green, the ... View more info

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Heroes' Twilight: a Study of the Literature of the Great War

By: Bergonzi, Bernard

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Macmillan Press: 1980

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005467

ISBN: 0333281268

Condition: Very Good


First published in 1965, this is the second edition published in 1980. Red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Inscription to previous owner from the author on title page. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 241pp. The book ranges widely over the literary responses to the First World War made by English writers in poetry, fiction and autobiography. View more info

R.M.S.Titanic: 100 years of Fact & Fiction

By: Bonhams

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Bonhams Auctioneers: 2012

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003576

Condition: As New


Softcover. Condition: As new, binding sound, text clean, no onscriptions. 53pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. 87 item catalogue. This catalogue was produced to accompany the sale held at Bonhams, New York, on Sunday, April 15th 2012 at 1pm, one hundred years after the date of the sinking of the Titanic. The sale included a ticket to the launch of the Titanic, and other ephermera, as well as contemporary newspapers regarding the disaster. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Pitt Rivers: The life and archaeological work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers

By: Bowden, Mark

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1991

Seller ID: 005464

ISBN: 0521400775

Condition: Very Good


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 182pp. 60 b/w illustrations. A flamboyant polymath, General Augustus Heny Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827-1900) was influential in at least four fields during his lifetime: military training, anthropology, archaeology and public education. This thoroughly researched biography of a controversial man describes his career, character and motivation. View more info

The Book of the Landed Estate Containing Directions for the Management and Development of the resources of Landed Property

By: Brown, Robert E.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1869

Seller ID: 001848

Condition: Good


The book has a modern rebinding of blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Half-title has light soiling and browning. Occasional light foxing within text. 505pp. The appendix includes plans of estate cottages, a cropping map and an illustration of a traction engine. Includes chapters on leasing, tenant farmers, land management (including construction, maintenance, improvement of land and manures), and the valuation of estates. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Inveighing We Will Go

By: Buckley, Jr. William F.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, G.P.Putnam's Sons: 1972

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006057

ISBN: 0399110372

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Inscribed to the writer Elspeth Huxley and signed Bill Buckley in red biro on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally shelfworn to edges, not price-clipped. 410pp. This book contains a collecion of articles, columns and essays ranging from first-hand reports on Richard Nixon's trip to China to an evaluation of Helen Gurley Brown's Cosmpolitan, and the end of the Vietnam war. View more info

The Stonehenge People: An exploration of life in Neolithic Britain 4700-2000 BC

By: Castleden, Rodney

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Routledge: 1998

Seller ID: 003214

Condition: Very Good


Third reprint of the 1987 first edition. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 282pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal: Exhibiting a Concise View of the Latest and Most Important Discoveries in Medicine, Surgery and Pharmacy

By: Clarke, James et al.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Archibald Constable & Co.: 1810

Seller ID: 002959

Condition: Fair


Half-leather binding with marbled paper covered boards and titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair to good, covers are quite rubbed and shelfworn, internally good, binding sound. Light browning to endpapers and previous owners name in pencil at top of title page. 514pp. plus index. Includes articles on Muscular Motions of the Human Body, by John Barclay M.D., an account of the sick landed from Spain by Dr.McGrigor and Dr.Alderson on Apparitions, amongst many others. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

A Cottage Hospital grows Up: The Story of the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead

By: Dennison, E.J.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Baxendale Press: 1996

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003014

ISBN: 0952093391

Condition: Very Good


Pale apricot hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with a couple of smudges to title page, and a few small marks to top and side of textblock, otherwise text clean and bright. Inscription to the previous owner (Dr.Emrys-Roberts who later wrote a book on cottage hospitals) on the fep from the author. Also included is a letter dated 2nd November 1996 from the author to Dr.Emrys-Roberts. Dustjacket condition: Very good, not price-clipped. 304pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info