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Robert Hooke

By: 'Espinasse, Margaret

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd.: 1956

Seller ID: 005761


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: £40.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1920

Seller ID: 005332


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 ... 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


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


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

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


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 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


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


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... 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


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 ed... 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


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 est... View more info

The Hand-Book to the Roman Wall

By: Bruce, J.Collingwood

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1914

Seller ID: 001367


Seventh edition. Brown cloth spine with off-white paper covered boards. . Condition: Good, with rubbing, grubbiness and some sunning to edges of soft board covers. Previous owners name in faded ink on front cover. Internally text sound and clean. Pull-out map at back of book. 279pp.plus index. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 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


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


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. Siz... View more info

The Churchyard Yew and Immortality

By: Cornish, Vaughan

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Ltd.: 1946

Seller ID: 005921


Bright green cloth with title in black on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light foxing to endpapers and textblock edges. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light soiling. Not price-clipped. 111pp. 14 b/w plates, plus seven maps showing the distirbution of churchyard yews and five b/w diagrams of churchyards and private burial grounds with yew trees. In heathen Britain the Yew tree was rever... 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


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... View more info

Ave Roma Immortalis: Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

By: F.Marion Crawford

Price: £11.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1928

Seller ID: 001931


Fifth reprint, second edition (one vol.). Scarlet cloth with titles in gilt on spine and cover. Condition: Good, with light bumping and shelfwear to covers, binding sound, no inscriptions. Light foxing to endpapers and edges of textblock.617pp. Frontispiece folding map of Rome, many b/w illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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


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


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

The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Ideal

By: Gorham, Deborah

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London and Canberra, Croom Helm: 1982

Seller ID: 005684


Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name on front endpaper, no other inscriptions. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine. 223pp. The concept of family was of paramount importance to the Victorian middle-classes, and within that concept the role of mother and daughter was clearly defined. This study examines the assumptions that underlay the... View more info

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C.G.Jung: Memories, Dreams, Reflections

By: Jaffe, Aniela (ed.)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Collins and Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1963

Seller ID: 004399


Second impression. Pale red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are quite sunned to edges, with general light shelfwear. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with sunning to spine and some small chips and tears. Not price-clipped. 383pp. Essentially a memoir of Jung's liefe, this book includes sections on Sigmund Freud, visions, on life after death and Jung's travels to North Africa, Kenya and ... View more info

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Folk-Memory or the continuity of British Archaeology

By: Johnson, Walter

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1908

Seller ID: 005914


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