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Ordnance survey maps : a concise guide for Historians

By Oliver, Richard R.; Charles Close Society for the Study of Ordnance Survey Maps.

London: Charles Close Society, 1994. Reprinted with minor corrections April 1994. originally published 1993. 192 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-188) and index. A fine clean copy. . Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.33

Modern discoveries, or, A collection of facts and observations, principally relative to the various branches of natural history, resulting from the geological, topographical, botanical, physiological, mineralogical, and philosophical researches of ..
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Modern discoveries, or, A collection of facts and observations, principally relative to the various branches of natural history, resulting from the geological, topographical, botanical, physiological, mineralogical, and philosophical researches of ..

By P. S. Pallas; Blagdon, Francis [ translated from the German, without abridgment, by

London: Printed For James Ridgway By B. McMillan , 1803. Series:Celebrated Modern travellers in every quarter of the Globe Volume VII only { there were 8 volumes in the set }. Uncommon. Professionally recased using early leather boards, some rubbing to the covers, now tastefully respined with gilt title and date therein. Tight clean copy, p.xv; 362; 1 hand coloured plate as called for in this volume, numbered 13. There are two title pages, on the second there is the suggestion that the volume is embellished with many Plates. As this little book is part of an original Set of Travel books, the comment is a reference to the many Plates contained within the Series and not this particular volume. A charming item. [ Location : Display Lothlorien ]. Hard Cover. Very Good - See below/images. 16mo.

$42.12

Cambridgeshire: aspects of a County; Suffolk { 2 Volumes By Author }

By Cook, Olive.

London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1953. 2 Volumes by Olive Cook, she is a native of the County and knows it intimately. 1st Listed: 112 p., [23]p. of plates : ill; map ; 23 cm., a really fresh crisp copy, free of inscriptions, in a similar and complete dust jacket. 2nd Listing: Series: Vision of England. published by Paul Elek 1948. "Jacket and cover designed by Kenneth Rowntree. Layout and typography by Peter Ray, F.S.I.A." -- t.p. verso. Very good in Good dust jacket, with edge rubs. 88 pages illustrations (some color) folded color maps 24 cm.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Suddaby, Rowland 1912-1972 [illustrator] . 8vo.

$18.96

Notes and narratives of thirty years missionary and ministerial labours in England and Wales

By Williams, John Rev'd.

Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth: Printed for the author, by Adam Evans, 1885. Many of the paragraphs in this book have been published previously, but in Provincial Newspapers and also Magazines such as "The London City Mission Magazine" An uncommon compilation and in secure and decent condition. [4], vii-viii, [1], 2-144 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations, portrait ; 19 cm. Covers clean, tightly bound, some sporadic foxing. Very good. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$31.59

The Noble grapes and the great wines of France
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The Noble grapes and the great wines of France

By Simon, Andre L.

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1957. A particularly nice example. Full Red morroco, with gilt design to centre of the upper cover, gilt titles boldly to spine { possibly the lightest of fade }. Fitted with red pastedowns and front free endpapers. Binders stamp neatly to base edge of rear pastedown B.A.87. Tight and clean throughout. With 24 photographs by Percy Hennell and 8 coloured maps and decorations by Asgeir Scott. xi,180pp. About the Author: Andre Simon (28 February 1877 - 5 September 1970) was a French-born wine merchant, gourmet, and prolific writer about wine. Hugh Johnson describes him as "the charismatic leader of the English wine trade for almost all of the first half of the 20th century, and the grand old man of literate connoisseurship for a further 20 years" Excellent. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$152.70

The Highlands and Islands
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The Highlands and Islands

By Darling, F. Fraser (Frank Fraser) 1903-1979. ; Boyd, John Morton.

London: Collins, 1973. A reprint of the Second Edition: SERIES - The New naturalist [6]. Originally published in 1947 under title: Natural history in the Highlands and islands. Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-318). xvi, 336 pages 28 plates, illustrations (including 6 colour), maps 23 cm. A fine clean copy, in a similar dust jacket, but is price clipped. Excellent. . Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.80

Rickshaws to Jets: A History and Anecdotes of the Kenya YMCA 1912-1965 { SIGNED DEDICATION FROM AUTHOR }
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Rickshaws to Jets: A History and Anecdotes of the Kenya YMCA 1912-1965 { SIGNED DEDICATION FROM AUTHOR }

By Harley, Vera [ Foreword by Miss Margaret Wambui Kenyatta

United Kingdom: Privately Published By Author, 1995. Charts the history of the first organisation for women and girls in Kenya. ' For Yvonne With best wishes Vera Harley Nov 1995 '. viii, 152 pp. Signed Dedication from Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.80

An Antarctic Mystery
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An Antarctic Mystery

By Verne, Jules 1828-1905. [ Translated By Hoey, Frances Cashel 1830-1908.

London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited, 1898. First published in France as: 'Le sphinx des glaces' This is the first English edition, in the original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in light green, white, grey and black, gilt titled spine, all edges to pages are gilt,. xv, 336 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. All plates present - tissue guarded frontis, with a further 63 plates throughout. This copy has been both tastefully and expertly recased under the supervision of Paul C. Delrue { who was recently delighted to receive an invitation to become a Patron of the Society of Bookbinders and proud to follow in the footsteps of Bernard Middleton MBE and Maureen Duke BEM } Undertaken by his very able assistant, Adam Jurkojc, a binder with a growing reputation - with his stamp to base frear pastedown. The purpose of the recasing was due to water damage to the original rear boards, which had warped, and the only reminder of this is to the edge of the relaid spine { see image }. Also, there is some tone and trace to pages 325 -336 [ includes one plate ]. These are thankfully still clean and clear { images again will demonstrate this }. Silk bookmark added by binder. Now a worthy title for any shelf.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good - See below/images. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$521.29

Jane Austen's Journeys
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Jane Austen's Journeys

By Jones, Hazel.

London: Robert Hale, 2014. First Edition - 1st impression: 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour), maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Very nice crisp copy in a like dut jacket. Not price clipped. Free of any inscriptions. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$21.06

The Grandmaster's Palace & the Gobelin Tapestries
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The Grandmaster's Palace & the Gobelin Tapestries

By Ellul, Joseph.

Malta: J. Ellul, 1996. A fine copy. 76 p. : ill. (some col), maps ; 26 cm. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.96

Orkney and Shetland : an historical, geographical, social, and scenic survey.
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Orkney and Shetland : an historical, geographical, social, and scenic survey.

By LINKLATER, Eric

London: Robert Hale, 1965. 255 pages illustrations 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-247). A super copy, clean, fresh and tight. No inscriptions, in a complete and now protected dust jacket, one repair - presenting well.. Excellent.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good - Repair. Illus. by Plates and maps.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.80

The mummy's dream : an Egyptian story of the Exodus
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The mummy's dream : an Egyptian story of the Exodus

By Proctor, H. B.

London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1898. An exceptional and very good survivor. Illustrated card covers, firm and clean, binding tight and secure within plastic protective cover. p. xiv, [ii ], 257, [ 17 illustrations to include front & Backcover- Contents list] ; 19 cm. Text in English.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good - See below/images. Illus. by written and illustrated by H. B. Proctor.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$52.66

The Order of St. John of Jerusalem : a brief account of its origin, organisation and history, and, A short description of the historical, archaeological and picturesque places of interest in Malta and Gozo
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The Order of St. John of Jerusalem : a brief account of its origin, organisation and history, and, A short description of the historical, archaeological and picturesque places of interest in Malta and Gozo

By Scicluna, Hannibal Publius

Floriana, Malta: Catholic Inst., 1969. Translation: Short description of the historical, archaeological and picturesque places of interest in Malta and Gozo. xv, 380 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-380) and index. Clean copy, light rubs at extremities. Firm, tight and square. Text: English. . Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$12.64

Gospels of Anarchy and Other Contemporary Studies
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Gospels of Anarchy and Other Contemporary Studies

By Lee, Vernon 1856-1935. pseud. (Violet Paget)

Pennsylvania: Wildside Press, 2004. Vernon Lee was the pseudonym of the British writer Violet Paget (14 October 1856 - 13 February 1935). She is remembered today primarily for her supernatural fiction and her work on aesthetics. An early follower of Walter Pater, she wrote over a dozen volumes of essays on art, music, and travel. The English writer and translator Montague Summers described Vernon Lee as "the greatest of modern exponents of the supernatural in fiction." This book is uncommon. This is a later copy of the original which was published in 1908. A fine copy in a like dust jacket. Free of any inscriptions. p. 312. REVIEW: It begins with the gradual suspicion, as we pass out of childish tutelage, that the world is not at all the definite, arranged, mechanical thing which the doctrine convenient to our elders and our own optimistic egoism have led us to expect; that the causes and results of actions are by no means so simple as we imagined, and that good and evil are not so distinctly opposed as black and white. We guess, we slowly recognize with difficulty and astonishment, that this well-regulated structure called the universe or life is a sham constructed by human hands; that the reality is a seething whirlpool of forces seemingly blind, mainly disorderly and cruel, and, at the best, utterly indifferent; a chaos of which we recognize, with humiliation turning into cynicism, that our poor self is but a part and a sample.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$26.33

Idle Days in patagonia { Ltd Edition 1/750 Copies }
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Idle Days in patagonia { Ltd Edition 1/750 Copies }

By HUDSON, W. H.

London: J.M. Dent, 1923. This copy is one of the titles from the Collected Works of W.H.Hudson in Twenty Four Volumes. Only 750 Sets were published. This book presents superbly, but was previously owned by the Wallasey Public Library. There is a small ink neat stamp toTitle page margin, and a number other pages are similarly stamped. One only ink Library stamp/ with associated data to title verso. No other indicators. In truth, if you can forgive the aforementioned then you will acquire a super clean, bright and tight volume. The page quality is not only excellent, but very clean also. p., 237, Index. Top edges are gilt. . Hard Cover. Very Good - See below/images. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.80

The Naturalist in La planta { Ltd Edition 1/750 Copies }

By HUDSON, W. H.

London: J.M. Dent, 1923. This copy is one of the titles from the Collected Works of W.H.Hudson in Twenty Four Volumes. Only 750 Sets were published. This book presents superbly, but was previously owned by the Wallasey Public Library. There is a small ink neat stamp toTitle page margin, and a number other pages are similarly stamped. One only ink Library stamp/ with associated data to title verso. No other indicators. In truth, if you can forgive the aforementioned then you will acquire a super clean, bright and tight volume. The page quality is not only excellent, but very clean also. p.vii, 392, Index. Top edges are gilt. . Hard Cover. Very Good - See below/images. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.80

The natural history of Wales
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The natural history of Wales

By Condry, William 1918-1998.

London: Collins, 1981. SERIES: The New Naturalist, a Survey of British Natural History. New naturalist ; 66. 287 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm. Bibliography: p272-276. - Includes index. A fine clean copy in a like dust jacket, not price clipped and in the trademark removeable plastic sleeve. Excellent.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine - See below/images. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$63.19

The natural history of Shetland
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The natural history of Shetland

By Berry, R. J. (Robert James)

London: Collins, 1980. SERIES: The New naturalist, a survey of British natural history - CONTENTS: Island life : & the place of Shetland -- Geological history / D Flinn -- Natural history of man in Shetland -- Vegetation / D.H.N. Spence -- The sea -- Whales & seals -- Lochs & burns -- Land animals -- Terrestrial birds -- Seabirds -- Birds of Fair Isle / I. Robertson -- Shetland naturalists -- Oil & the natural environment of Shetland / W.J. Syratt -- Conservation. 380 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-374) and index. A fine copy in a like dust jacket, not price clipped. In the trademark removeable plastic sleeve. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine - See Below/Fine { See Below /images }. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$63.19

The map of England; or, About England with an Ordnance Map
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The map of England; or, About England with an Ordnance Map

By Close, Sir Charles Frederick.

London: Peter Davies, 1932. CONTENTS: I. The old maps of England -- II. The origins of the Ordnance Survey -- III. A sketch of the history and work of the Ordnance Survey -- IV. How to read the map, and some other matters -- V. The place-names of England -- VI. Prehistoric England on the map -- VII. Roman England on the map -- VIII. Saxon and Elizabethan England on the map -- IX. Seventeenth-century England on the map.; A decent copy, in the originalplain green cloth, gilt titles to spine, some evidence of foxing, mainly to early/later pages and the edges of the text box, less affecting the facing page margins; in a very welcome, dust jacket, just having been price clipped. x, 166 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good - See below/images/Very Good - See below/images. Illus. by With 8 Illustrations. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$15.80

The set of the sails : the story of a Cape Horn Seaman
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The set of the sails : the story of a Cape Horn Seaman

By Villiers, Alan John

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1949. Abstract: Autobiographical account of Alan Villiers' rise from able seaman to master-owner, including his experiences aboard Norwegian whaling ships in the Arctic. 247 p : plates, ports., maps ; 23 cm. A very nice copy, clean, tight and free of inscriptions, in a complete dust jacket, lightly rubbed only at extremities. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good - See below/images. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.06

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