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Image for The History of Roads - from Amber Route to Motorway

The History of Roads - from Amber Route to Motorway

By: Schreiber, Hermann

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Rockliffe: 1961

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 014121

Condition: Fair


Illustrated octavo, pp viii, 311, edges foxed, slightl;y used internally, spine slightly creased otherwise cloth binding in good clean condition, in a torn and frayed dustwrapper. An ex-library copy with label and stamps on the front endpaper, traces of labels on the rear endpaper, and two stamps on the verso of the title page. View more info

Domestic Society in Medieval Europe - a Select Bibliography

By: Sheehan, Michael M. & Murray Jacqueline

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies: 1990

Seller ID: 003139

ISBN: 0888444133


Large slim 8vo, pp 57, paperback in yellow wrappers, a very good copy. [Kinship Household Demography, Family, Marriage, Attitudes to Sexuality, The Celibate State, Women, Children, Elderly, Outcasts, Dress.] View more info

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Pickled, Potted and Canned - the story of food preserving

By: Shephard, Sue

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Headline: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011941

ISBN: 0747223343

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small octavo, pp x, 358, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [We may not give much thought to the boxes in our freezers and the dried goods on our shelves. Yet behind the story of food preservation is the history of civilisation itself - a fascinating blend of social history, popular science and man's ongoing curiosity and ingenuity when it comes to food. From Francis Bacon, who died trying to freeze a chicken, to Attila the Hun, who 'gallop cured' his meat by storing it under his horse's saddle, history is littered with wonderful stories of those who have contri... View more info

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Common-sense Homes : a practical book for everybody

By: Sills, Spencer

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company Ltd: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009852

Condition: Fair


Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and plain plates, quarto, pp viii, 168, uncut, some foxing throughout, soft cloth, curling and slightly worn. The frontispiece is detached, with some marginal wear and tears, cintents becoming weak. VERY SCARCE. [ Structural, water supply, drains, dust dirt and refuse, light and air, warming the home, lighting.] View more info

A Cultural History of Russia from Ancient Times

By: Smirnov, E.S. (edited by D.S. Lichachev)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Leningrad, 1967

Seller ID: 005983


[Russian text throughout. The title translation is an educated approximation). Very well illustrated, small quarto, pp 303, inner bottom corner a little bruised throughout, decorated cloth, a little faded and slightly worn, upper corner slightly bumped, neat signature and bookplate on the front endpaper. SCARCE. View more info

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The Letters of S.S.S. And L.H.M.S. (Mrs and Miss Soulsby)

By: Soulsby, Lucy H.M. & Susan Sybilla ( edited by E.A.,B.H.S. and P.H.)

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, NW6, (Private printing) The Editors, The Manor House, Brondesbury: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001145

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with 4 monochrome photographic portraits, octavo, pp xxvi, 334, blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, very minor scuffs on cover, very slight staining on endpapers and minor foxing on half-title, otherwise a very clean bright copy. View more info

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Blood - an epic history of medicine and commerce

By: Starr, Douglas

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Little, Brown & Company: 1999

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 011892

ISBN: 0316911461

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xvi, 429, a very good copy in a slightly rubbed dustwrapper. [The story of blood is a story of transformation, divided into three eras. The first period, from antiquity to the early twentieth century, involves the transformation of blood from a magical substance - the blood of Christ as holy sacrament - to a component of human anatomy, capable of being studied and turned into a source of healing. In the next era, which lasts until the end of the Second World War, the scientific curiosity of blood becomes a strategic material. We see medical scientists master the ... View more info

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Once upon a Telephone: An Illustrated Social History

By: Stern, Ellen & Gwathmey, Emily

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace & Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014584

ISBN: 0151000867

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, small horizontal quarto, pp (6), 134, pictorial boards , a very good clean copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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Cocaine - an unauthorized biography

By: Streatfeild, Dominic

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Virgin Publishing Ltd: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011863

ISBN: 1852279214

Condition: Very Good


A few illustration, large thick octavo, pp x, 486, fore-edge slightly marked, some denting to lower cover and dustwrapper, otherwise a very good copy in a slightly grubby dustwrapper. [The story of cocaine isn't just about crime and profit; it's about psychoanalysis, about empire building, about exploitation, emancipation, and, ultimately, about power. To tell the story of the twentieth century without reference to this drug and its contribution is to miss a vital and fascinating strand of social history. Streatfeild examines the story of cocaine from its first medical uses to the worldwide ch... View more info

English Domestic Life During the Last 200 Years - an anthology selected from the novelists

By: STRONG, L.A.G. (editor)

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1950

Seller ID: 005619


Small 8vo, pp 281, very slightly worn, spine very slightly faded, neat number in ink on front endpaper. View more info

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Flesh and Blood - a history of the cannibal complex

By: Tannahill, Reay

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011848

ISBN: 0241890063

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, pp viii, 209, very slightly age-toned, a light corner crease to three pages or so, otherwise a good copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. [In Flesh and Blood, Reay Tannahill explores the age-old practice of cannibalism. the author-of previous studies on eating and sex, she takes us on a fascinating historical tour of this darkest of gastronomic compulsions -- including a section on the recent upsurge in cannibalism-themed horror fiction and a study of serial killer cannibals such as Jeffrey Dahmer.At the dawn of man, the consumption of human flesh and blood was a legitimate ritual pr... View more info

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The Fun We had : an inside look at the rail enthusiast hobby

By: Taylorson, K. (editor)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Brighton, Phoenix Publications: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015083

Condition: Good


A few illustrations, octavo, pp 130, one gathering of plates slightly marked and loose, otherwise very clean internally, paperback, covers slightly age-toned and marked. View more info

Image for Last Will and Testament - wills, ancient and modern

Last Will and Testament - wills, ancient and modern

By: Thomas, Frank

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011847

ISBN: 071535978x

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, pp 154, (not illustrated), a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Wills - famous, historic and old) View more info

Stories From the Shed (sequel to Blokes and Sheds)

By: Thomson, Mark (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1996

Seller ID: 005433

ISBN: 0207190704


A few illustrations, long horizontal 8vo, pp 160, paperback, very slightly worn, upper cover slightly creased. View more info

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Liverpool Street Station (London architectural monographs)

By: Thorne, Robert

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Academy Editions: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015111

ISBN: 0856704024

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, tall quarto, pp 88, paperback, a very good bright copy indeed, virtuall as new.. View more info

The Mute Swan in England - its history and the ancient custom of Swan-Keeping

By: TICEHURST, N.F.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Cleaver Hume Press Ltd: 1957

Seller ID: 005049


Illustrated, small quarto, pp xiv, 133, a bright copy in a slightly faded dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

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Common Human Needs

By: Towle, Charlotte

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New York, National Association of Social Workers Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 014792

Condition: Good


Revised edition. Small octavo, pp xviii, 174, name and address on front endpaper, a brief manuscript note on the title page, paperback, covers slightly marked, lower cover with slight damage to its bottom margin. View more info

Image for Replanning Britain, being a summarized report of the Oxford Conference of the Town and Country Planning Association, Spring 1941

Replanning Britain, being a summarized report of the Oxford Conference of the Town and Country Planning Association, Spring 1941

By: Towndrow, F.E.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007885

Condition: Good


pp 173, very clean internally, front endpaper with a turned corner, black cloth a little faded and worn. View more info

Roads to Ruin - the shocking history of social reform

By: TURNER, E.S.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1950

Seller ID: 006556


Illustrated, pp 256, black cloth slightly marked and worn, the spine titled in red and gold, endpapers unevenly faded, otherwise a good sound copy. SCARCE View more info

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Inventing the 19th Century - the Great Age of Victorian Inventions

By: Van Dulken, Stephen

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The British Library: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010969

ISBN: 0712308814

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, pp vi, 218, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper which has a tiny mark on the upper cover. View more info