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Under the Borneo Sun - a Tawau Story

By: Chung, Nicholas

Price: £14.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005107

ISBN: 9838121088

Condition: New


Illustrated, pp 116, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [This is an account of an ordinary man's life set against extraordinary times before, during and after the Second World War in British North Borneo (now Sabah). It charts the history of Tawau and the hard struggle of the author's family enmeshed with events leading to the birth of a nation as seen through the eyes of a son of poor Chinese immigrants. It gives many interesting insights as to how the locals and imperialists (both British and Japanese) interacted in this era. This is also a personal story of hardship, deprivation and heartbrea... View more info

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Human Curiosities

By: Clair, Colin

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London & New York, Abelard-Schumann: 1968

Seller ID: 009455

Condition: Good


Illustrated, 8vo, pp (6), 183, fore-edge foxed otherwise clean internally, black cloth with green lettering, a good copy in a slightly worn and rubbed dustwrapper. [Dwarfs, midgets, giants etc.] View more info

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The Way of Life of the Pottery Worker

By: Cliffe, David

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Stoke-on-Trent, Gladstone Working Pottery Museum:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011432

ISBN: 1874414114

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large slim horizontal 8vo, pp 26, paperback, a very good copy. View more info

My Ancestors Were Congregationalists in England & Wales, with a list of registers

By: Clifford, D.J.H.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Society of Genealogists: 1992

Seller ID: 005365

ISBN: 0946789460


Small 8vo, pp 94, paperback, a good copy. View more info

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WHICH ? MAGAZINE 300 EARLY ISSUES COMPLETE 1957-1982

By: CONSUMER ASSOCIATION

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Consumer Association:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012977

Condition: Good


"Which ?" Magazine. A rare long run of all the earliest issues, from commencement in 1957 through to 1982. Paperbacks, as issued, some a little worn, a few covers detached. The value of this rare twenty-five year run to the social historian or the researcher into shopping history, family and home finances, fashion, consumerism etc, can hardly be under-estimated. [The first issue of this ground-breaking publication contained : Electric Kettles, Sunglasses, Aspirin, Cake Mixes, Scouring Powders, non-iron cotton, and tests on the Austin A35 and the Standard Ten cars]. Fashions, consumer... View more info

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The Beverage Report

By: Cooper, Derek

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013779

ISBN: 0710066252

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated by Andrew hyoung, octavo, pp viii, 222, very clean internally, red cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped but is very slightly rubbed and slightly frayed around the top margins. ["An irreverent and witty scrutiny of the way Britain drinks and the way in which it's drunk, plunges into the whole beverage scene in the seventies from water to wine, taking a close look not only at our sometimes bizarre attitudes to drink, but also at the activities of the fiercely competitive manufacturers who are pushing us to a condition of National Over-drink" !] View more info

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Under the Hammer - the auctions and auctioneers of London

By: Cooper, Jeremy

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010939

ISBN: 0094613702

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, pp 248, clean internally, cloth in very good condition, in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

Fashions in Eyeglasses

By: Corson, Richard

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Peter Owen: 1967

Seller ID: 005979


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 288, a good copy in slightly worn dustwrapperwith traces of a price label on upper cover. [SCARCE. A detailed history.] View more info

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Neill of Summerhill - The Permanent Rebel

By: Croall, Jonathan

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013246

ISBN: 0710093004

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, pp xii, 436, very clean internally, brown cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is a little bumped and marked. [Neill was a Scottish educator and author known for his school, Summerhill, and its philosophies of freedom from adult coercion and community self-governance.] View more info

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And Then There Was One

By: Dennys, Joyce

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Padstow, Tabb House: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013249

ISBN: 090701822x

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small slim octavo, pp (4), 90, a very golod copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. SCARCE. [A lively account of a late Victorian / early Edwardian childhood.] View more info

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Immaculate Contraception - the extraordinary story of birth control, from the first fumblings to the present day

By: Dickens, Emma

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009856

ISBN: 1861053371

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, pp (6), 222, a very good copy in very slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

The Fragrant Past - perfumes of Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar

By: DONATO, Guiseppe & SEEFRIED, Monique

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Atlanta & Rome, Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca Dello Stato: 1989

Seller ID: 004004

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 64, paperback, very slightly bowed, otherwise a very good copy. [Well researched. The author's work began sometime during the mid nineteen-seventies as a researcher from the Service of Archeological Subsidiary Sciences, "a multi-disciplinary research center investigating archaeological questions with the help of the most sophisticated technology available." His work placed him in Romania to study the contents of a tomb of the first century A.D. located in Mangalia, by the Black Sea. "Among the most important objects recovered from this sepulcher were... View more info

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Scottish Banknotes

By: Douglas, James

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Stanley Gibbons Publications Ltd: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014463

ISBN: 0852597754

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp xiv, 257, very clean internally, blue cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is price-clipped and very slightly worn. View more info

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Garden of Invention - the stories of garden inventors and their inventions.

By: Drower, George

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut, The Lyons Press: 2003

Seller ID: 014905

ISBN: 1585747793

Condition: As New


Illustrated, small octavo, pp xii, 292, a very glood clean copy, a faint remainder mark on the bottom edge, otherwise as new. [This volume collects 50 stories of gardening invention, innovation and discovery. Among them is that of Thomas Hyl, who in 1577 devised the first water sprinkler; Nathaniel Ward who began a craze for indoor gardening in 1829 with his terrarium case; and Henry Telende, who in 1720 grew England's first pineapple. From the invention of the trellis, flower pots and the waterscrew in the ancient world; via secateurs, jute string and flame guns in the Victorian age; to the G... View more info

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The Englishman's Food - Five Centuries of English Diet [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Drummond, J.C. & Wilbraham, Anne

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1957

Seller ID: 014011

Condition: Very Good


New and revised edition, with an additional chapter by Dorothy Hollingsworth. Eight illustrations, octavo, pp 482, fore-edge foxed, endpapers slightly marked, cloth slightly blotched, but otherwise a remarkably attractive clean copy in a dustwrapper with a slightly age-toned spine. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford... View more info

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Dinkum Aussie Mail Boxes - Rural Art Treasures of Australia

By: Eager, Alan

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Brookvale, NSW, Child and Henry Publishing Ltd: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010871

ISBN: 0867772581

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small slim 8vo, pp (60), very clean inside, pictorial laminated boards showing only very slight signs of use. View more info

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Old Time Gardens Newly Set Forth - a book of the sweet o' the year

By: Earle, Alice Morse

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1928

Seller ID: 014072

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, small octavo, pp xx, 489, a little foxing of the endpapers, otherwise extremely clean and sound internally, cloth very slightly worn, the spine age-toned and slightly marked, the spine head slightly frayed. [Originally published in 1901, Old Time Gardens by Alice Morse Earle was one of the most popular and influential garden books of the early twentieth century and one of the first to be extensively illustrated with photographs. It celebrates the plants and garden designs of early America. Distinguished by its inviting style, wealth of detailed information about plants, desig... View more info

Catalogue of Directories and Poll Books in the Possession of the Society of Genealogists

By: Edwards, L.W.L.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, The Society of Genealogists: 1979

Seller ID: 005363

ISBN: 0901878413


Third edition. Small 8vo, pp 56, paperback, slightly worn. View more info

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How to Survive the Nuclear Age - what the Government will not tell you !

By: Ekins, Paul & Frings, Peter (editors)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Ecology Party:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014539

Condition: Good


Not dated - c. 1979 ? Small slim quarto, pp 22, paperback, slightly worn. SCARCE. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Contributions To Natural History Chiefly In Relation To The Food Of The People. By a Rural D.D.

By: Esdaile, David

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1865

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015001

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, pp viii, 364, slight age-toning, otherwise clean and sound internally, front and rear hinges cracking but sound, green cloth only slightly worn. Quite a presentable copy. [A fascinating work on the dietary aspects of much of the subjects - oysters, salmon, herrings and other fish, fungi, horses. Little seems to be known of the author, apart from the fact that he was a Scottish minister; he was obviously much concerned on improving the diet of the Scottish people.] View more info