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On the Art of Reading
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On the Art of Reading

By Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur 'Q'

London: The British Publishers Guild. Very Good-; Some shelf and edge wear with split to base of spine, some . corner creases. ; Guild Books 237. Nice tight copy, no names inside.. 1947. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; 176 pages; Collection of twelve lectures that form a companion to the author's On the Art of Writing. .

$4.57

Twelve Hundred Chinese Basic Characters
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Twelve Hundred Chinese Basic Characters

By Simon, W.

London: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd. Very Good+; Minor reading creases. ; Nice tight copy, no names or marks . inside.. 1975. Third Edition. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Second Printing; 352 pages; An elementary text book of Chinese characters adapted from the Thousand Caracrter Lessons with a foreword by Wang Yun-Wu. ; 0853310181 .

$14.89

Double Cross The Story of the Man Who Controlled America
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Double Cross The Story of the Man Who Controlled America

By Giancana, Sam and Chuck

London: Warner Books. Near Fine; Nice tight flat copy, no names or marks inside, appears unread.. 1993. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; B&W Photographs; 480 pages; An inside story of the Mafia written by Sam Giancana's brother Chuck with his son, also named Sam. Sam "Mooney" Giancana started as a hitman for Al Capone, and clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy. In Hollywood he was the Mafia, so when Joe Kennedy asked for his help in getting his son Jack elected president he jumped at it. JFK would be in the White House and Giancana would be the power behind the throne. But then the Kennedy brothers doubled crossed him and went after the Mafia. So Giancana went after the Kennedys... ; 0751500437 .

$6.86

The Provisional I.R.A.
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The Provisional I.R.A.

By Bishop, Patrick; Mallie, Eamonn

London: Corgi Books. Very Good+; Minor shelf wear with slight rubs to fore corners. ; Nice . tight flat copy, no names or marks inside, appears unread.. 1988. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; 496 pages; The first full-length study to be undertaken since the Troubles began in 1969, an authoritative examination of the objectives, structure and leaders of the IRA. An invaluable and fascinating account drawing on long and unusually frank interviews with IRA activists of the time. ; 055213337X .

$5.72

The Pocket Venus A Victorian Scandal
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The Pocket Venus A Victorian Scandal

By Blyth, Henry

London: Sphere Books Limited. Good+; Some reading and cover creases, some shelf and edge wear, tiny . puncture to front cover extending into first few leaves, slight water . staining. ; Nice tight copy, no names inside. Wrap around cover artwork . detail from The Derby Day by William Powell Frith.. 1968. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; B&W Photographs; 288 pages; Just before her wedding to wealthy baronet Henry Chaplin, Lady Florence Paget, known as "The Pocket Venus", had Chaplin take her to Marshall & Snelgrove's on Oxford Street to add to her wedding outfit. While Chaplin waited in the carriage outside, Florence walked straight through the shop and out the other side, where Chaplin's notorious rival the 4th Marquis of Hastings waited for her in a carriage. Hastings and Florence were married the same day. This is an account of one of the most famous scandals of the Victorian period, and its background in the world of horse racing during the 1860s. ; 0722117132 .

$22.91

Concerning Archigram
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Concerning Archigram

By Crompton, Dennis

London: Cornerhouse Publications. Very Good; Light cover creases. ; Nice tight copy, no names or marks . inside.. 1998. First Edition Thus. Paperback. First Printing; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 168 pages; A history of the avant-garde architectural group formed in the 1960s. ; 0948797649 .

$14.32

The Last Word   Questions and Answers from the Popular Column on Everyday  Science
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The Last Word Questions and Answers from the Popular Column on Everyday Science

By O'Hare, Mick

Oxford: Oxford University Press. Very Good+; Light shelf wear, tiny closed tear to fore edge of front . cover. ; Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. Cover artwork by Spile . Gerrell.. 1998. Paperback. Seventh Printing; B&W Illustrations; 240 pages; A fascinating collection of readers queries to the popular science magazine and the informative answers to them. ; 0192861999 .

$5.72

The Last Word 2  More Questions and Answers on Everyday Science: More  Questions and Answers on Everyday Science Vol 2
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The Last Word 2 More Questions and Answers on Everyday Science: More Questions and Answers on Everyday Science Vol 2

By Scientist, New And O'Hare, Mick

Oxford: Oxford Paperbacks. Very Good+; Slight shelf wear. ; Nice tight copy, no names or marks . inside. Cover artwork by Spile Gerrell.. 2000. Paperback. Second Printing; B&W Illustrations; 224 pages; A second fascinating collection of readers queries to the popular science magazine and the informative answers to them. ; 0192862049 .

$5.72

View from the West Hill
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View from the West Hill

By Cook, Mary

Carleton Place, Ontario: Wallace Enterprises,Canada. Good+; Some cover creases and shelf wear, somewhat thumbed with some grime . to top of reading block, ink gift message to front endpaper. ; Signed by . author on title.. 1987. First Edition. Paperback. First Printing; B&W Photographs; 160 pages; An excellent memoir of growing up on the upper Ottawa Valley during the Depression years. ; Signed by Author; 0969302606 .

$13.74

Grub, Water & Relief  Tales of the Great Western 1835-1892
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Grub, Water & Relief Tales of the Great Western 1835-1892

By Vaughan, Adrian

Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing. Very Good; Slight cover creasing and shelf wear. ; First paperback . edition. Nice tight copy, no names inside.. 1987. Reprint. Paperback. First Printing; B&W Photographs; 192 pages; The development of the Victorian GWR from its rough-and-ready beginnings is traced through accounts of the daily lives of the people who worked on it. ; 0862994225 .

$6.86

Top Dog  A Cavalier View of the English
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Top Dog A Cavalier View of the English

By Auberjonois, Fernand

London: Debrett's Peerage Limited. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket; Tape repair to rear of unclipped DJ. Ex . library copy with usual stamps and marks inside. ; Brown cloth boards with . gilt lettering to spine and crown motif to front board.. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library . First Printing; B&W Illustrations; 96 pages; A comical review of England and the English as told from the perspective of a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Preface by the Duke of St. Albans and an introduction by Susannah York. ; 0905649397 .

$6.86

The Rites of Man  Love, Sex and Death in the Making of the Male
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The Rites of Man Love, Sex and Death in the Making of the Male

By Miles, Rosalind

London: Grafton Books. Very Good; Light reading and cover creases, slight surface tears to top . fore corner of front endpapers. ; Nice tight copy, no names inside. Heavy . book and priced accordingly.. 1991. First Edition. Paperback. Trade PB . First Printing; 272 pages; Questioning the constituents of manhood, the book traces the stages of man's life in an analysis of the ordeals and rituals of the male. The author draws on history, literature, psychology and science as well as interviews with men, to understand the roots of male aggression and to question some of our basic assumptions.; 0246134747 .

$17.18

The Walker's Handbook
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The Walker's Handbook

By Westacott, H.D.

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books Ltd. Very Good; Light edge and shelf wear, some foxing to inside covers, . endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Nice tight copy, no names inside.. 1978. First Edition. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; Penguin Handbooks; B&W Illustrations and Maps; 272 pages; Excellent guide for hikers containing all you need to know to walk safely and happily, whether you take the high road or the low road. ; 0140462678 .

$6.86

War & Anti-War  Making Sense of Today's Global Chaos
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War & Anti-War Making Sense of Today's Global Chaos

By Toffler, Alvin and Heidi

London: Warner Books. Very Good; Light reading and cover creases, slight slant to spine, light . foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Nice tight copy, no . names inside. Heavy book and priced accordingly.. 1995. Reprint. Paperback. First Printing; 384 pages; Two of the world's leading futurists draw startling conclusions as to the future of war in our time. ; 0751512818 .

$10.30

Journey into Journalism A Very Personal Account in Four Parts
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Journey into Journalism A Very Personal Account in Four Parts

By Wesker, Arnold

London: Writers and Readers Publishing Co-Operative. Very Good; Sme cover creases and edge wear. ; Nice tight copy, no names or . marks inside.. 1977. First Edition. Paperback. First Printing; 112 pages; Wesker's account of his time in the offices of The Suday Times when he was gathering background material for his play "The Journalists". Interesting behind the scenes look at the workings of a major newspaper at the start of the 1970's. ; 0904613534 .

$6.86

The Lucky Country  Australia in the Sixties
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The Lucky Country Australia in the Sixties

By Horne, Donald

Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin Australia. Very Good; Light reading and cover creases, sunned spine, slight foxing to . edges of reading block. ; Penguin AU12. Nice tight copy, no names inside. . Cover artwork by Albert Tucker.. 1967. Third Edition. Paperback. Mass Market PB . 224 pages; An honest analysis of Australia in the 1960's updated from the original revised edition to take into account developments during 1966 and 1967 following the departure from power of Sir Robert Menzies. .

$6.86

Recollections of Death   A Medical Investigation
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Recollections of Death A Medical Investigation

By Sabom, Michael B.

London: Corgi. Very Good; Light reading and cover creases, light shelf wear, some foxing . to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Nice tight copy, no names . inside.. 1982. First British Edition. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; 304 pages; An eminent American cardiologist spent five years interviewing over 100 patients who'd had near eath experiences to find out what they'd felt, seen, and experienced before being brought back to the land of the living from the gates of death. ; 0552120537 .

$4.87

A Plague of Caterpillars A Return to the African Bush
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A Plague of Caterpillars A Return to the African Bush

By Barley, Nigel

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Viking. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket; One closed tear to rear of unclipped . DJ; White cloth boards with metalic red lettering to spine. Nice tight . copy, no names or marks inside.. 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing; B&W Photographs; 160 pages; Hilarious account of the author's second anthropological study in Cameroon. He has come to witness the rare circumcision ceremony of the Dowayo people which only occurs every seven years or so. However to get to do so wasn't going to be as easy as he'd thought. ; 0670807044 .

$17.18

The Kon - Tiki Expedition By Raft Across the South Seas
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The Kon - Tiki Expedition By Raft Across the South Seas

By Heyerdahl, Thor

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books. Good; Some reading and cover creases, some shelf and edge wear with small . split and loss to base of spine, ink name to rear cover and notes to . inside front cover, paper toned. ; Penguin no. 1996. Good reading copy.. 1966. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Fourth Printing; B&W Photographs; 240 pages; One of the best true adventure books ever written. The account of Thor Heyerdahl's first great expedition attempting to prove that ancient peoples were far more mobile about our planet than was the perceived wisdom at the time, and capable of long sea voyages across the vast oceans. .

$3.43

Small Is Beautiful A Study of Economics As if People Mattered.
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Small Is Beautiful A Study of Economics As if People Mattered.

By Schumacher, E F

London: Abacus. Good; Some reading and cover creases, some shelf and edge wear, paper . toned with slight water staining. ; Good reading copy, no names inside.. 1978. Reprint. Paperback. Eleventh Printing; 256 pages; The classic text that repudiated the economic theory that growth should be unlimited. ; 0349131376 .

$8.02

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