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THE CIVIL WAR by Robert Paul Jordan. Pub National Geographic Society.  H’b with d’j. Extensive colour illustrations.

Very good condition, some grubbiness to d’j on rear and minor damage on top edge.

216.

£5

THE SUN KING by Nancy Mitford. Pub. Hamish Hamilton. 1966.  H’b. No d’j. Extensive colour illustrations.

Excellent condition, seemingly unread. Old price lightly pencilled inside cover. A little grubby on red cloth covers.

255

£4

THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE by Fred Hoyle.  Pub Basil Blackwell, Oxford. 1950. H’b with d’j. Good condition. D’j a bit ragged on edges. Page edges a bit dirty. Illus with B&W photos.

121

£3.50

MANAGING YOUR OWN CAREER by Dave Francis.  Pub Fontana/ Collins. 1985 p’b.

Excellent condition, unread. Owner inscribed. Rear cover mild scuff markings.

293

£2.50

ELIZABETH IN THE GARDEN by Trea Martyn.  Pub Faber & Faber 2008. 1st edition. H’b with d’j. Illustrated – mostly photos.

“A story of love, rivalry and spectacular design”. Fine condition – small nick on bottom edge of d’j front. “The beguiling story of how Elizabeth I’s two great courtiers fought a lifelong duel for her affections – by creating ever more lavish gardens for their queen”.

325

£4

HENRY VIII by David Loades. Pub The National Archives 2007. 1st edition. H’b with d’j. Illus. Mostly photos.

“Court, church and conflict” Very fine condition. Unread.

240

£5

PORTRAIT OF THE QUANTOCKS by Vincent Waite.  H’b with d’j. 1982.  Illus. B&W photos.

Very fine condition. Owner inscribed.

189

£9.50

LEARNING ITALIAN IN ITALY by Louise and Simon Read. Pub howtobooks.

1st edition 2008 P’b. “The essential guide to the best language schools and universities in Italy... each one visited and chosen with care”. Unread. Very fine condition.

286

£15

THE GREAT WHITE SOUTH by Herbert Ponting 9th impression 1930. Pub Duckworth. Illustrated B&W photos. H’b. No d’j. Excellent condition.

306.

£25

THE GRAMOPHONE CLASSICAL MUSIC GUIDE 2009 (in association with Passionato). The ultimate guide!

1432

£4

THE CIVIL WAR by Robert Paul Jordan. Pub National Geographic Society.  H’b with d’j. Extensive colour illustrations. Near Fine. Dust Jacket: Good. Various (illustrator). 10" By 7". Gray cloth covered boards with Blue spine. Bright silver letters spine & crossed swords on front . End papers illustrated with the uniforms, buttons, chevrons, badges, caps, etc. of both Northern and Southern armies.

Text pages illustrated with many full color plates, b&w photos, color photos, drawings. Book is in great shape. a little dust bottom edge, no marks, no creases, pages bright, corners square. Dust jacket has some rub marks + 2 small nicks at top edge.

216

£5

MUSSOLINI – MY PART IN HIS DOWNFALL by Spike Milligan. Michael Joseph, London, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. War Biography Vol. 4.Unread, lightly shelf-worn, clipped dustwrapper. Birthday gift inscription inside cover.

Britannia rules the waves TA-RA, but on occasions she waives the rules and Spike is all set to liberate-gasp-Italy. In this fourth volume of war memoirs, Lance-Bombardier Milligan (Spike actually) continues his notorious sage of World War II - from the long remembered outbreak of crabs in monkey to the unfortunate ack-acking of and American killyhawk. Dio mio, is war is a game of cards, someone was cheating.

288

£5.95

THERE ARE GIANTS IN THE EARTH by Michael Grumley.  Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. An evolutionary and legendary history of the Yeti, Mono Grande and Sasquatch, three strains of Hominoid giants alive today.

154

£6.50

THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR by Malory  Oxford University Press, London, 1967. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Good with tanned edges and spine, some foxing, and small tears top and bottom at spine. Gift inscription to owner on inside cover. Reprint of 1955 Edition. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 ". Edited by Eugene Vinaver, this edition contains in a revised form the relevant portion of "The Works of Sir Thomas Malory," An Introduction dealing with the place of The Tale in the history of early fiction and a Commentary enlarged by a number of explanatory notes.

146

£13.50

ARTHUR OF BRITAIN by E K Chambers Sidgwick & Jackson 1966 reprint of 1927 first edition. P’b, very fair copy, sound binding, inside cover pages have some fairly minor marks from paper clips, and a sharp edge, some slight foxing, owner inscription and date. Page edges a bit dirty, cover dulled.

+ free bonus! Front page article clipped from The Observer Review 16 July 1967 “The Quest for Camelot” by Sir Mortimer Wheeler.

299

£7.50

CAN REINDEER FLY? By Roger HighfieldWeidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Revised edition. A fascinating read which 'ranges across every field of science - from cloned Christmas trees and the genetic defect that makes Santa so plump, to warp-drive sleighs and the physics of snowflakes - and disentangles the myriad cultural influences that come together to make up our modern Christmas’.With small snowflake illustration at the beginning of each chapter. Clean, tight and sound throughout. The boards are clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear. The lettering on the spine is clear and bright. The dust wrapper is price clipped. No age-toned pages.

294

£14.95

ASIMOV ON ASTRONOMY by Isaac Asimov Coronet Books 1976. P’b, good clean copy, cover a little dulled. “An unforgettable trip through the solar system and the galaxies to encompass, finally, the whole universe”.

256

£2.50

THE PHYSICAL WORLD ed: A Isaacs, S Larkin, L Bernbaum.  Penguin Books 1976 p’b. Complete overview of the physical sciences. Good clean condition, owner inscription inside cover. Profuse colour illustrations.

Not known

£4.50

THE NATURAL WORLD ed: E Martin, S Larkin, L Bernbaum. Penguin Books 1976 p’b. From the plant kingdom to the world of man. Good clean condition, owner inscription inside cover. Profuse colour illustrations.

Not known

£4.50

THE INTERNATIONAL FLAG BOOK by Christian F Pedersen. Blandford Press, Dorset  1979 reprint. Hardcover with many (850+) colour illustrations, d’j (not price clipped), very clean, near new. Former company sticker inside cover. Unique encyclopedia of the flags of the world.

236

£12.50

A DICTIONARY OF MODERN ENGLISH USAGE by H W Fowler  Oxford University Press 1930 impression of 1926 first edition. Hardback, no d’j, navy blue cloth, dulled, page edges slightly tanned. Pencilled price on back cover. In very good condition for its age. A classic work.

742

£4.75

USING FREEHAND 8 (MACROMEDIA). Macromedia Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good copy with average wear. No dust jacket.

318

£11.50

ADOBE ACROBAT 3.0 + ADOBE ACROBAT FORMS 3.5 Multi-language instruction books for getting started. Rear cover minor damage and marks at top edge.

224

£16.50

WITCHCRAFT & SORCERY by Marwick, Max (ed)  ISBN: 0-14-080155-3 Penguin Books, London, 1970. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. Paperback. Reprint, 1975. Pages a little browned. Unread. "There are still many societies in existence for whom Witchcraft, Sorcery and other Magical systems are tangible and threatening realities. Nor is our own emancipation from belief in Magic very far advanced, as is demonstrated by our continuing observance of superstitions.

Professor Marwick's collection of Readings paints a fascinating picture of the current worldwide status of Witchcraft. Part One looks at the different approaches to the topic, and includes an extract from Evans-Pritchard's classic study of the Azande. Part Two samples the rich ethnography of Witchcraft, and contains papers on the European and Salem Witch-hunts. Part Three looks at theories of Witchcraft and Cultist movements are often indicators of social strain. Part Four examines how a study of Witchcraft can throw light on other sociological problems, on, for instance, the differences between 'primitive' and 'scientific' thought. --- Max Marwick is Professor of Sociology at the University of Stirling, Scotland."

416

£3.50

TECHNIQUES OF HIGH MAGIC: A Manual of Self Initiation by King, Francis & Skinner, Stephen ISBN: 0-7221-5256-6 Sphere Books Ltd 1981. line illus. pb cover slightly marked, page edges browned, vg+, unread.

This is the first book written for the general reader describing the techniques of ceremonial magic with sufficient clarity and detail to enable one to actually carry out the experiments. Thus the reader is taught the basic methods of astral projection, making and consecrating elemental weapons and talismans, making geomantic instruments, invocation, evocation, witchcraft & alchemy.

228

£12.50

The Llewellyn Practical Guide to Astral Projection : The Out-of-Body Experience (Practical Guide to Personal Power Ser.) by Melita Denning; Osborne Phillips ISBN: 0-87542-181-4 Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A., 1979. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. Second printing 1980. Text is clean and unmarked. Pages still bright. Very light shelf wear. Covers slightly grubby.

"The Llewellyn Practical Guide to Astral Projection" by Denning and Phillips is a step-by-step set of lessons for learning how to project your consciousness onto the astral plane. This natural skill. You do it all the time (in dreams, for example.) In a sense, it is more natural than walking. It is a  can be developed with practice. What you create on the astral plane creates changes on the physical plane – such as healing someone, creating opportunities, and experiencing sex. The book makes it easy to learn the techniques to consciously control your astral projection experiences, enabling these to be safe, comforting, exhilarating, and fun..

240

£15

THE DEVIL AND ALL HIS WORKS by Wheatley Dennis

Book Club Associates, 1977. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Lavishly illustrated book on the history of magic, witchcraft and the occult by an authority on the dark forces. References to Crowley. As the author of black magic & occult novels Wheatley describes & sums up his findings & conclusions. b/w illus. hb

288

£13.50

MATHEMATICS FOR THE MILLION: L Hogben Classic popular explanation of mathematics. Pub 1937. (1st edition, 7th impression)

647

£15

ASTRONOMER PRIEST AND ANCIENT MARINER (The Beginnings of Science): L Hogben Excellent unread copy of work by the author of the wonderful Mathematics for the Million.

 

£49.50

THE GREAT AGE OF EXPLORATION by Duncan Castlereagh. Pub Reader’s Digest/ Aldus Bookis 1971.  (I’ve seen this edition listed as 1980 but can’t find any evidence to support this). As new, unread copy, heavily illustrated in colour, but some light shading to covers, esp top edges. Hard Cover. No Jacket. 4to - over 93/4" - 12" tall. Rare copy. Incs free bonus: coloured poster world map “The Golden Age of Discovery 1492-1780”.

191

£17.50

BOOK-KEEPING: Private Enterprise Progamme Manual. For the smaller firm. Large p/b Pub 1986

79

£2.50

LIFE SCIENCE LIBRARY: ENERGY. A comprehensive overview, profusely illustrated and explained for the layman.

200

£8

LIFE SCIENCE LIBRARY: MATHEMATICS. A comprehensive overview for the layman. Profusely illustrated with photos and diagrams. Pub 1965. D/j T

200

£8

LIFE: BIRTH CONTROL - An International Report. From the beginning of life to methods of family planning. Profusely illustrated, esp with Life's renowned photography. Pub 1967.

118

£8

EINSTEIN FOR BEGINNERS: J Schwarz + M McGuinness (illus). Pub 1985 by Writers And Readers Documentary Comic Books. P’b, card cover, profusely illustrated

174

£5

BUSINESS FINANCE AND THE CITY OF LONDON: Brinley Davies. 3rd edition 1982 P/b.

156

£5

CULLODEN: John Prebble. Definitive historical account. Pub 1973. 10 b/w illus. D/j.

367

£14

THE ROBE: Lloyd C Douglas. Documentary novel about the revolution that follows the death of Jesus.

496

£4

THE BIG FISHERMAN: Lloyd C Douglas. The major documentary novel based on the life of Jesus

459

£4

AQUINAS: F C Copleston. History, philosophy and theology for the general reader. P/b Pelican/Penguin.

263

£3

THE CALLED AND THE CHOSEN: Monica Baldwin. Author's very readable account of her attempts to be a nun.

357

£5

THE GOLD OF THE GODS: Erich von Daniken. Convincing evidence of ET's visit. Illus p/b.

235

£6

THE PIANO: Hollis. Pictorial account of its ancestry and development. Hbk with d/j. Many b/w illus. Pub 1975.

120

£12.50

HEALTH EDUCATION: 3 Pamphlets. Effectiveness and Efficiency in Health Education; Prevention & Health: Everybody's Business; Scottish HEU Activities 1976/7.

 

£2

LAW: Pitman's Commercial Law, Slater. Pub 1957. Plus 2 pamphlets: How to Complain about Goods & Services; The Layman's Guide to Scots Law - House Purchase & Sale.

284 book

£3

PICTURE: Lillian Ross. London: Victor Gollancz, 1953. 1st UK Edition, Hbk, no d’j.

240

£13.50

SITUATION SKIING: Jean-Claude Killy with Mike Halstead. French ski star's expert advice. Hbk, d/j torn. Pub 1978. Many b/w, some col photos.

203

£10

GIBBONS: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The classic text abridged by D M Low. D/j. Pub 1963. Book claims 3rd impression, d/j 2nd impression. Map

924

£12.50

DESTINATION AMERICA - Jones, Maldwyn A.                                                   

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1976. 1st edition. Nearly fine condition in a good dustwrapper (small tear bottom front, some curling top and bottom).  Owner’s name inscribed inside cover. Orange brown cloth HB; bright copy; gilt lettered spine.

The men and women who emigrated from Europe to the USA. Many, many old photos for illustrations; all end papers decorated with ads for ships sailing Hamburg - NY, or California commission of Immigration, etc, bulletins/ads to immigrants, in multiple languages.

 

£17.50

THE WORLD ATLAS OF WINE: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE WINES & SPIRITS OF THE WORLD.  Johnson, Hugh.          London : Mitchell Beazley : 1972. Hardback \ Dustwrapper. Size approx 9.5 x 11.75".  Fully illustrated. Book and d/w are in VG condition. A standard work of reference for laymen and connoisseurs, with maps revealing where a vineyard is and why, what is singular about the site and the endless little details of a landscape which conspire to make the difference between a Grand Cru and a humble vin du pays.

 272

£12.50

NOT THE NINE O'CLOCK NEWS - Atkinson, Rowan & Griff Rhys Jones & others     

BBC. Whitstable Ltd. London, 1980. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Large format softcover, 64 pages. A humor magazine, published by the BBC. This copy in good condition, with a crease at the front hinge from being opened and read. Cover photo shows 4 of the comedians/writers who starred in the television program. Cult edition!

 

£15

GUNS -  Frederick Wilkinson

Hamlyn, Uk, 1970. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good+. Michael Shoebridge (illustrator). minor light darkening on spine, a very good very tight clean copy, just start of a spinal split near centre but no pages loose at all..

The story of fire arms, from the discovery of gunpowder to the complex weapons used in modern warfare. very well illustrated.

  158

£4.50

COLOR IN YOUR WORLD – Faber Birren

Collier Books, NY, 1967. PAPERBACK. Condition: VG. 5th printing. Cover shows mild wear, owner inscription inside cover, a rear page, part of a “personal record of color preferences” has been cut out, not affecting body text. Other pages of personal records unused.

Are you oversexed? Mentally disturbed? Have a conflict of feelings? Do you reject innovation? This book enables you to analyse yourself through your color preferences and dislikes.

128

£4.50

A HOLIDAY HISTORY OF SCOTLAND  RONALD HAMILTON

CHATTO AND WINDUS, 1st edition 1975. Hardback. Condition: Very Good – as new apart from some light darkening on spine and edges of cover. Hardback with Dust jacket..

224

£6.50

The Cathedrals of England  Fry, Harry Batsford & Charles

B.T Batsford Ltd, London, 1960. Cloth. Condition: Very Good – as new apart from some light darkening on spine and edges of cover. Reprint. 8vo Clean, bright and tightly bound.

224

£7.50

 

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