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    Roman Silchester - The Archaeology of a Romano-British Town by Boon, George. C

    London: Max Parrish, 1957. 245 pages. 505g. Green cloth boards with slight bump to base of spine and a little faded to edges, Very Good with contents and map tight and clean, in a Very Good edge-rubbed d/w with repaired tear to top of spine. Illustrated with b/w photographs, line drawings plus fold-out plan of the site.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    £7.50

    Hastings and Bexhill: Photographic Memories by Bainbridge, John

    Frith Book Company Ltd., 2000. Book. As New. Paperback. Excellent clean condition & seems unread. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss..


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    £10.00

    Narrow Boat by Rolt, L. T. C

    Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1996. Book. Illus. by Denys Watkins-Pitchford. Very Good. Soft cover. VG clean condition & carefully read. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss. Illustrated in B/w by 'BB' & b/w photos..


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    £7.50

    Voices of Ealing and Hounslow (Tempus Oral History) by McAlpine, Sue

    Tempus Publishing, 2000. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Illustrated with b/w photos. VG clean and sound condition. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss. Very gently used..


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    £15.00

    Basketwork Through the Ages by Bobart, H.H

    Oxford University Press, 1950. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Undated but believed to be 1950 revised edition. Illustrated in b/w. Tightly bound and carefully read. No torn, loose or missing pages. No inscription or ownership markings. Some discolouration to the end papers and the page edges are a little spotted but inside the pages are cleam The jacket is without tears or loss but there is a little light weasr and a light mark on the front..


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    $75.00

    [Manuscript] My Career As a Buyer by PERLIN, Helen Diane

    Virginia, n.d., ca. 1960s. Quarto (29.25cm.); orange post-bound folder, lettering pasted in black cut-out letters; [43] leaves used to completion on rectos only. Wrappers a bit worn, loss to the "C" in "Career" on upper cover, a few other letters starting to chip, else Very Good, internally near fine.


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    £11.50

    Scotland Yard's First Cases by Lock, Joan

    Robert Hale, 2011. Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Firmly bound and seems unread. Both book & unclipped jacket are in excellent clean condition. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss..


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    £12.83

    Histoire Generale du Canda. by Various

    Quebec: BOREAL, 1988. 694pp. 1.27Kg. Card covers FINE with unusually a Very Good slightly edge-rubbed d/w. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings with some colour. Text is in French. Owing to the weight, extra shipping will be required.. Soft Cover. Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book.


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    £12.83

    Monica Coleman's New Forest by Coleman, Monica & Anne Ruffell

    Southampton: Paul Cave Publications, 1987. 122 pages. 1.2kg. Brown cloth boards Near MINT in a FINE d/w in clear removable wrap. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings by Monica Coleman. Owing to the weight, extra shipping will be required.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near MINT/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    First Sex, The: The Natural Talents of Women and How they are Changing the World by Fisher, Helen

    Milsons Point, Australia: Random House Australia Pty Ltd, 1999. Softcover, first edition, 375gms, 378 pages. Drawing on original research, celebrated anthropologist Helen Fisher reveals in The First Sex how women's natural talents are changing the world, making women ideal leaders and successful shapers of business and society for the twenty-first century. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.. First Edition. Softcover. Good/Not Applicable. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    $28.00

    The Rise and Fall of the British Nanny by Gathorne-Hardy, Jonathan

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy/fine. 8vo. Boards. Pp. 352 .Illustrated: (12) pp. plates. Appendix. Checklist. Index.


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    £4.28

    Stories of the Emerald Isle. by Wavle, Ardra Soule & Burke, Jeremiah Edmond

    Boston U.S.A.: D. C. Heath & Co., 1923. vii + 190 pages. 400g. Green cloth boards a little rubbed to extremities, Very Good with contents tight and clean. With 15 illustrations.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    Salford in Old Photographs by Edward Gray

    Budding Books, 2002. Book. Very Good. Paperback. Firmly bound and carefully read. The book is in VG clean condition. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss. Illustrated with b/w photos. .


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    Capital: A Critique of Political Economy--Volume 1, The Process of Capitalist Production Translated from the Third German Edition, by Samuel Moore and Edward Aveling by Karl Marx ; Edited by Frederick Engels

    Hardback copyright 1912; withdrawal from public library with usual stamps and stickers; text block tight and square; significant wear to burgundy boards along edges and corners; spine reinforced with book tape; rear free end-paper chipped along top edge; 867 clean pages, tanned from age 5-BNB-1-BK.


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    £15.39

    Cities and Civilisations (Folio Society) by Hibbert, Christopher

    London: The Folio Society, 2003. 279 pages. 1.7Kg. Brown cloth boards with pictorial design, Near MINT in a FINE slip-case with colour paste-on. Fully illustrated with colour photographs throughout. This Folio edition is an abridged edition of the book originally published in 1987. Owing to the weight, extra shipping will be required.. Hard Cover. Near MINT/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    $90.00

    Hawaii and Its Race Problem by Du Puy, William Atherton

    Washington, DC: GPO, 1932. Decorated Cloth. Very Good. 131p. Inscribed by the author who was Executive Assistant of the Interior. The racial background was becoming an issue where Japanese outnumbered native Hawaiians, followed by Filipinos, Portuguese, Caucasians, Chinese, and miscellaneous other races. Much on the early culture, the missionary influence and the beginning of tourism. Many illustrations including native Hawaiians surfing (no Caucasians yet), the native girls of Hawaii, the sugar cane, pineapple harvests, etc. A fascinating look at the territory less than ten years before Pearl Harbor.


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    Remember When : A Nostalgic Trip Through the Consumer Era by Opie, Robert

    London: Bounty Books, 2011. 208 pages, 1.19kg. Pictorial laminated Boards MINT in a Near MINT price-clipped d/w. Illustrated with colour throughout. Owing to the weight, extra shipping may be required.. Reprint. Hard Cover. As New/Near MINT. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Pictorial laminated Boards.


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    $45.00

    The Twin Hells. a Thrilling Narrative of Life in the Kansas and Missouri Penitentiaries by Reynolds, John N

    Chicago; (1890): The Bee Publishing Co. Octavo. . 331pp., illustrated. The author described the Kansas and Missouri prisons, the people who worked there and the inmates and their daily routines including working in the coal mines, the escapes and punishments. Chapter 19 is devoted to noted convicts and ex-convicts. Bound in deep maroon pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in black, spine gilt lettered and with some fading, floral endpapers, page edges toned but surprisingly not fragile. An interesting account of prison life.


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    £23.00

    Register of the Victoria Cross - Third Edition

    Cheltenham: This England Books, 1997. 352 pages, 1.1kg. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to front, Near MINT in a Near MINT d/w. Illustrated with b/w photographs in the text. . 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. Near MINT/Near MINT. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.


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    The Manor Lodge Family 1906-1939 : Recollections and Reflections by B.B.C.- M

    Sherborne: Privately Published, 1982. 88pp. 270g. Soft covers. FINE. Illustrated with b/w plates. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Trowbridge and its times - A Tribute by Goodrich, P. J

    London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1932. 217 pages, 590g. Green cloth boards rubbed to edges, and slightly sunned spine, Very Good with 2 signatures to front end-paper. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Older the Fiddle, the Better the Tune: The Joys of Reaching a Certain Age by Scott, Willard

    NY: Hyperion. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 2003. 1st Edition, 1st printing. Hardcover. Very lightly used, mild signs of handling - unmarked. Nice, used copy. DJ improved with new, clear mylar cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 213 pages .


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    £9.50

    Lancing and Sompting (Britain in Old Photographs) by Fry, Philip

    Budding Books, 1998. Book. Very Good. Paperback. VG clean condition & carefully read. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss. Illustrated with b/w photos..


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    Devizes: History and Guide by Lorna Haycock

    Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1993. Book. Very Good. Paperback. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. VG clean condition. Author's signature on the title page 'Best wishes, Lorna Haycock 1993' No further inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss. Just a little light wear to the edges of the cover. Illustrated in b/w.


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    £22.50

    Story of the Red Man by Seymour, Flora Warren

    USA: Tudor Publishing, 1934. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Reprint of the 1st edition 1929. Illustrated in b/w. The book is firmly bound and has been carefully read. The book is in VG clean condition. There is a gift inscription on the first blank page. No torn, loose or missing pages. The pages are clean & free from foxing. The jacket is rather scruffy looking with some wear & several edge tears but no significant loss. Price clipped..


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