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The Sea: Its History & Romance. Vol III, Frank C Bowen.
The Sea: Its History & Romance. Vol III
30.00 GBP

The Sea: Its History & Romance. Vol IV, Frank C Bowen.
The Sea: Its History & Romance. Vol IV
40.00 GBP

Journalism & New World Order Vol 2 Studying War & Media., Wilhelm Kempf & Heikki Luostarinen, editors.
Journalism & New World Order Vol 2 Studying War & Media.
17.50 GBP

Journalism & New World Order Vol 2 Studying War & Media., Wilhelm Kempf & Heikki Luostarinen, editors.
Journalism & New World Order Vol 2 Studying War & Media.
17.50 GBP

Collected Essays. Four Volumes., Philip Guedalla.
Collected Essays. Four Volumes.
35.00 GBP

Engineering in the Ancient World., J G Landels.
Engineering in the Ancient World.
10.00 GBP

Flowers in Medieval Manuscripts., Celia Fisher.
Flowers in Medieval Manuscripts.
10.00 GBP

A Medieval Miscellany., Judith Herrin, Editor.
A Medieval Miscellany.
12.50 GBP

 

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A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities, O M Dalton
1 A Guide to the Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities O M Dalton
British Museum 1903 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
A very good 116 page ex-library book. Stoutly bound for library use, this book has a sticker proclaiming "Shelved in Basement-obtainable on application" inside front cover. Clearly few ever knew of the book's presence, and even fewer ever applied to obtain it, since it is virtually unworn. No accession sheet, just a few library inkstamps and a note of the author in ink on the title page. 15 plates, 84 illustrations. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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2 A Historian Looks at His World.  Sir Charles Petrie.
Lon Sidgwick & Jackson 1972 0283978503 / 9780283978500 Very Good  Good 
A very good 246 ex-library hardback book with the usual stamps and lable residues. Pages foxed and browned and corner rub and one small bump on the front fore-edge. DJ is good with light rubbing along head and foot, yellowing to the lacquer and one tiny closed tear along the rear joint.  
Price: 7.00 GBP
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A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages. Two Volume Set., Charles Oman
3 A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages. Two Volume Set. Charles Oman
Green Hill Books. 1991 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Very good unmarked hardback books in very good DJs. All virtually unworn, pages beginning to yellow. Volume 1 of 526 pages covers 378-1278AD; Volume 2 of 459 pages covers 1278 to 1485AD. Numerous maps, plans & illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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A Medieval Miscellany., Judith Herrin, Editor.
4 A Medieval Miscellany. Judith Herrin, Editor.
Weidenfeld & Nicholson. 1999 029782483X / 9780297824831 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 
A 207 page hardback book, entirely unworn and unmarked. Consists of a selection of mediaeval writings, averaging a page or so, accompanied by a related full colour illustration. Intended to give an overview of the basic mediaeval landscape and its three functions: Priests, Soldiers and Peasants. A wonderful "dipping in" book. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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5 A Short History of Nearly Everything Bryson, Bill
Doubleday. 2003 0385408188 / 9780385408189 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine. Near Fine 
A near fine 515 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Page edges beginning to yellow, otherwise unworn. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Shout in the Street : The Modern City, Peter Jukes
6 A Shout in the Street : The Modern City Peter Jukes
Faber & Faber 1990 0571149944 / 9780571149940 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Teresa Watkins 
A very good 258 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Book is unworn, DJ has light edge rub. The story of the city. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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7 A Social History of Engineering. W H G Armytage.
Faber & Faber 1970 0571092160 / 9780571092161 Third Edition. Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
A very good 379 page large paperback book without inscriptions or other marks. Tight & sound, light edge rub. Third edition1970. A very interesting summary of the application of scientific discovery to the progress of society through the ages. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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8 After 1984 : Prospects for a Better World. Frank H George.
Abacus 1984 0856264431 / 9780856264436 First Edition Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
A very good 208 page large format paperback book without inscriptions or other marks. Light edge rub; Flat, clean & tight, seems little used. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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9 Army of the Potomac.  William Swinton.
Smithmark. 1995 0831714301 / 9780831714307 Very Good  Very Good 
A very good 640 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Page fore-edges browned yet pages inside book are clean. Light corner rub and light sunning to the very bottom and very top of book. DJ is virtually unworn. A clean and tight book.  
Price: 17.50 GBP
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Battle Dress : A Gallery of Military Style and Ornament, Wilkinson, Frederick
10 Battle Dress : A Gallery of Military Style and Ornament Wilkinson, Frederick
Guinness Signatures 1970 0851121721 / 9780851121727 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A very good large format 256 page (plus index) hardback book with small neat gift inscription on front endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Clean and tight, both book and DJ are virtually unworn. 16 chapters, index, bibliography, many plates and figures. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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11 Battle of Britain: The Hardest Day 18 August 1940.  Alfred Price.
Lon Book Club Associates. 1979 Very Good  Very Good 
A very good 223 page hardback book with the previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper. Page fore-edges slightly browned and foxed but pages inside book are clean and crisp. Light corner rub. DJ is also very good with mild rubbing along head and foot. A clean and tight book.  
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Bayonet Battle: Bayonet Warfare in the 20th Century., Ripley, Tim
12 Bayonet Battle: Bayonet Warfare in the 20th Century. Ripley, Tim
Sidgwick & Jackson 1999 0283063238 / 9780283063237 Hard Cover Near Fine. Near Fine 
A near fine 266 page first edition hardback book without inscriptions or other marks in a near fine DJ. Both entirely unworn, could pass for new. 6 chapters, bibliography, index, numerous monochrome illustrations. A survey of some of the greatest bayonet actions & battles of one of the bloodiest centuries in human history. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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13 Byelorussian State Museum Anon
Byelorussian State Museum 1986 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
An unpaginated large format hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Basically comprises 217 photographs of items in the Byeorussian state museum; All text in Russian, with a single-page writeup at the rear in four languages (including English) and again, at the rear, a four-language brief description of each of the items featured. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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14 Carlyle's Lectures on Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History.  P. C. Parr.
Oxford. OUP 1925 First Edition Very Good  No Jacket 
A very nice book, 5" by 7.25", 256 pages, neat signature and date inside front cover, no significant wear, clean, flat, tight, page edges a little yellowed. No DJ.  
Price: 25.00 GBP
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15 Chambers Biographical Dictionary.  Magnus Magnusson, Ed.
Edinburgh Chambers. 1996 055016040X / 9780550160409 Reprint Near Fine  Very Good 
A near fine 1604 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Some very slight staining to a very small area of the top for-edges of some of the pages but otherwise virtually unworn. DJ is very good with a small amount of corner rub and a touch of creasing, otherwise unworn. A clean and tight book.  
Price: 15.00 GBP
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16 Christie's Review of the Year 1968/1969.  
Lon Newman Neame. 1969 Very Good  Very Good 
A very good 368 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Light corner rub and slight yellowing to pages. DJ is also very good with light rubbing along head and foot.  
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Collected Essays. Four Volumes., Philip Guedalla.
17 Collected Essays. Four Volumes. Philip Guedalla.
Hodder & Stoughton. 1927 Half-Leather Good No Jacket 
A good four-volume set of the collected letters of Philip Guedalla. Owner's label on front endpaper of each volume, otherwise unmarked. No DJs except for the remains of one on volume two. Light shelfwear, extensive surface dampstaining to covers of volume one but nothing inside. Undated, but the rear of the dustjacket on volume two lists H&S's new titles for 1927, so probably that year. Four volumes are: V1: Men of Letters; V2: Men of Affairs; V3: Men of War: and finally V4: Still Life. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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18 Concise History of the World (Illustrated). Anon.
Associated Newspapers 1935 Hard Cover Near Fine. No Jacket 
A near fine 772 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Virtually unworn with good bright gold titling, it appears to have seen little if any use. Lavishly illustrated, mainly in monochrome. Still interesting - the Dynosaurs are amusingly out of date, but from the Egyptians onwards it's still an engaging & informative read. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Customs of the World: A Popular Account of the Manners, Rites and Ceremonies of Men and Women in All Countries., Walter Hutchinson, Editor.
19 Customs of the World: A Popular Account of the Manners, Rites and Ceremonies of Men and Women in All Countries. Walter Hutchinson, Editor.
Hutchinson & Co. 1913 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
A very good two-volume half-leather set without inscriptions or other markings. Clean and tight inside, page edges dusty, very light shelfwear - these appear to have had very liitle actual use. Undated, OCLC quotes 1913, which feels about right. Between the two volume are 1209 pages, 1443 monochrome reproductions, 31 coloured plates and 5 maps. Contributions form a number of eminent authorites. A fascinating work, showing the everyday life and customs of peoples the world over, a century ago. Volume 1 is generally concerned with Asia and the Pacific, volume 2 with Europe, the Near East, Africa and the New World. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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20 Democracy Speaks Many Tongues : Community Development Around the World.  Richard Waverly Poston.
Harper & Row. 1962 First Edition Very Good  Very Good 
A very good clean tight book without inscriptions or other marks. Gentle bump to head of spine, some fading to spine ends, merest hint of rub, foxing and dust on top edge. DJ is corner rubbed and chipped, mostly at head of spine, which has a short closed tear as well. 206 pages, a critique of the US aid efforts. Several photographs of CARE aid projects, including a banana stalk decorticating machine for Vietnam villages...and this in the year that the US started using Agent Orange in the same country! four pages of suggested further reading, index.  
Price: 8.00 GBP
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