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Spoken History

By: Evans, George Ewart

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1987

Seller ID: 005449

ISBN: 0571149820


Text illustrations and dustwrapper by David Gentleman, pp xvi, 255, slightly age-browned, otherwise a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is slightly worn on the lower cover. View more info

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The Religion of the Tempasuk Dusuns of North Borneo

By: Evans, I.N.H.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, Opus Publications: 2007

Seller ID: 005104

ISBN: 9833987230

Condition: New


NEW. (1953) Reprinted 2007 with a new introduction, black and white illustrations, folding map, thick 8vo, pp xxviii, 579, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [The Religion of the Tempasuk Dusuns of North Borneo, which was first published in 1953, is one of the most important books written about the Dusun of the Tempasuk district, one of the numerous ethnic groups in Sabah (formerly called North Borneo). It is based on the author’s fieldwork in the early 20th century and in the pre- and post-World War II periods when he lived amongst these people. The book gives a very comprehensive account of ... View more info

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English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century. How they illustrated and Interpreted their Times. A Contribution to the History of Caricature from the Time of the First Napoleon Down to the Death of John Leech, in 1864

By: Everitt, Graham

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014781

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, large thick octavo, pp xx, 427, some foxing throughout, bookplate of Walter William Brodie, front and rear hinges cracking very slightly but still very sound, blue cloth, gilt decorations, slightly worn and rubbed, the spine spotted, slightly bruised at the base, slightly torn at the head. View more info

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A Guide to the Origin of British Surnames

By: EWEN, C. L'Estrange.

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, John Gifford Limited: 1938

Seller ID: 006345


Small 8vo, pp 206, age-browned, cloth unevenly faded, in a very poor torn and worn dustwrapper which is missing part of the spine and a small part of its lower cover. Dustwrapper is now protected in a removable film cover. SCARCE View more info

Men and Gardens

By: FAIRBROTHER, Nan

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press: 1956

Seller ID: 005566


Illustrated, pp 240, cloth slightly rubbed and slightly marked, ink figure marked on front endpaper, signature on contents page. (An attractive history of gardening seen largely through its garden books. View more info

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Sold - The Rise and Fall of the House of Sotheby

By: Faith, Nicholas

Price: £3.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010870

ISBN: 0025369709

Condition: Good


Illus, lge 8vo, pp (6), 269, very age-toned, otherwise clean and sound internally, grey cloth slightly faded but otherwise good, in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

A Guide to Post Office Archives

By: Farrugia, Jean

Price: £35.00

Publisher: 1987

Seller ID: 005411


Quarto, pp x, 121, paperback, ringbound, very slightly worn. [Annotations in red ink on a few pages]. VERY SCARCE. View more info

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The New Medical Follies - an encyclopedia of cultism and quackery in these United States, with essays on the cult of beauty, the craze for reduction, rejuvenation, eclecticism, bread and dietary fads, and physical therapy.

By: Fishbein, Morris

Price: £65.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013267

Condition: Very Good


Small octvo, pp 235, uncut, the corner of one page margin almost detached (very minor), otherwise extremely clean internally, dark blue cloth very slightly faded but otherwise a very good copy. Extremely scarce. View more info

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Discover the Botanic Cottage

By: Forsyth, Sutherland (edited by Donna Cole)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010993

ISBN: 1910877131

Condition: New


Well illustrated, slim horizontal 8vo, pp 27, paperback, very good new copy. [A unique survivor from a lost incarnation of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Designed by two of the most renowned architects of the Georgian era, used as a classroom during the height of the Scottish Enlightenment, and serving as a home and a place of welcome for people from all walks of life, this small but handsome building has an important place in history. Yet by the mid-2000s it was threatened with demolition, set to be lost forever. Fortunately, a community campaign, working with the RBGE, had other ideas,... View more info

Folk-Lore in Borneo : a Sketch

By: Furness, William

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, Opus Publications: 2009

Seller ID: 005123

ISBN: 9833987184


(Originally privately published in 1899). Small slim 12mo, pp 29, paperback, a very good copy. [This booklet, first published in 1899, begins with a description of the way of life of the peoples of Sarawak in the 19th century - their houses, social structure and their beliefs in the spirits. Creation myths of the Kayans and the Dayaks, a legend on the origin of the tradition of head-hunting, stories of visits to regions below the earth and above the earth; all are told. One of the stories of a visit to a land above the earth recounts how Si Kira gave the Dayaks three types of rice, but the aut... View more info

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Evolution of the House

By: Gardiner, Stephen

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Company: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008162

ISBN: 0094598509

Condition: Good


Illustratede, pp xvi, 302, title page and fore-edge foxed, otherwise clean and tight internally, blue cloth in very good condition, in a very good price-clipped dustwrapper. View more info

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Human Ecology in the Tropics

By: Garlick, J.P. & Keay, R.W.J. (eds)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Taylor & Francis: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010959

ISBN: 085066098x

Condition: Very Good


Slim 8vo, pp x, 201, a very good copy indeed in a slightly worn and frayed dustwrapper which is now protected in a removable plastic film. View more info

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The Old Garret - Materia Medica, Theory & Practice of Medicine, Chemistry, Surgery Facts

By: Gayle, S.R.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edna, Texas, S.R. Gayle: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010972

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated from contemporary sources, large 8vo, pp (4), 100, a good copy internally, decorated boards, slightly browned and faded, very slightly worn. SCARCE. [A curious collection of popular Victorian medical reports, journalism etc] View more info

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Ballooning

By: Gibbs-Smith, C.H.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, King Penguin: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009656

Condition: Very Good


Small slim 12mo, 32 plates, pp 40, very clean internally, pictorial boards showing slight signs of wear, the book has been squashed at some time, so there is bowing to the covers (see illustration), spine a bit faded as usual and slightly worn at the head. Postage will be reduced. View more info

Marriage, Census and Other Indexes for Family Historians

By: Gibson, Jeremy & Hampson, Elizabeth

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Federation of Family History Societies: 1994

Seller ID: 005364

ISBN: 1872094805


Fifth edition, small 8vo, pp 64, paperback slightly worn, a piece cut away from the top of the title page, otherwise a good copy. View more info

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The Civil and Executive Officers' Assistant; Containing the Forms of Bonds, Wills, Deeds, Letters of Attorney, Policies of Insurance, Releases, Wills, Writs, Pleas, as Contained in the Laws of the State of Connecticut

By: Goodrich, John

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Hartford, Hudson & Goodwin: 1798

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 000110

Condition: Good


Small 8vo, pp xii,239, rather browned and foxed, head of first few pages slightly stained, a few creases, original full leather, rather scuffed and worn. View more info

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The Culture of Flowers

By: Goody, Jack

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010737

ISBN: 0521414415

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, large thick 8vo, pp xviii, 462, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. This hardback edition is now becoming quite scarce. [Jack Goody's book takes as its theme the symbolic and transactional uses of flowers in secular life and religious ritual from ancient Egypt to modern times. He links the use of flowers to the rise of advanced systems of agriculture, the growth of social stratification, and the spread of luxury goods, looking at the history of aesthetic horticulture in Europe and Asia. Other themes which emerge are the role of written texts in building u... View more info

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American Eden - from Monticello to Central park to our backyards : what our gardens tell us about who we are

By: Graham, Wade

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012458

ISBN: 0061583421

Condition: Good


Illustrated, thick square octavo, pp xviii, 439, there is a bruised damage to the top of the spine which affects both the cloth and the dustwrapper, otherwise this is a very good copy. [Garden designer and historian Wade Graham offers a unique vision of the story of America in this riveting exploration of the nation’s gardens and the visionaries behind them, from Thomas Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden, Fredrick Law Olmsted’s expansive Central Park to Martha Stewart’s how-to landscaping guides. In the tradition of Mark Kurlansky, Simon Schama, and Mi... View more info

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Rothamsted Experimental Station - Reminiscences, Tales and Anecdotes of the Laboratories, Staff and Experimental Fields, 1872 - 1922

By: Grey, Edwin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Harpenden, Published by the author: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013823

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 155, some foxing throughout but otherwise clean internally, blue cloth in very good condition. [Grey started as a "grass-picker boy", and ended as Field Superintendant. The memoirs are detailed and personal, a fine tribute to the staff of an immensely important establishment. Sadly, this sort of memory is not often recorded nowadays.] View more info

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The Artificial Face - a history of cosmetics

By: Gunn, Fenja

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012405

ISBN: 0715362992

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 192, sl foxing to the top edge, very clean internally, binding leaning slightly but otherwise good, in a very slightly worn dustwrapper which is slightly faded on its spine. SCARCE. View more info