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Prehistoric Astronomy and Ritual

By: Burl, Aubrey

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Princes Risborough, Shire: 2005

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 013546

ISBN: 0747806144

Condition: New


Second edition. Illustrated, small slim octavo, pp 72, paperback, a very good new copy. [Stonehenge was not an observatory used by druidical astronomer-priests. It was, instead, a monument in which the moon and the sun and the dead were joined together. In this book the author explains how people in the British Isles, four thousand or more years ago, identified life and death with the cycle of midwinter and midsummer and with the risings and settings of the sun and moon. This is why so many megalithic monuments have astronomical sightlines built into them. This book describes how astronomical... View more info

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The Royal Institution - an informal history

By: Caroe, Gwendy & Caroe Alban

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006456

ISBN: 0719542456

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp xii, 180, extremely clean internally, blue cloth in excellent condition, in a very good dustwrapper which is showing only the slightest signs of use. Signed by second author on the front endpaper. [Essays on Count Rumford, Humphrey Davy, Michael Faraday, John Tyndall, James Dewar etc,] View more info

In a Strange Land - pioneers of Australia

By: Carter, Theo

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Dennis Dobson: 1964

Seller ID: 006412


A few illustrations, small 8vo, pp 223, in a slightly worn and frayed dustwrapper, a clean copy from a school library with neat numbers on the front endpaper, a stamp on the rear blank and a stamp and neat signature on the half-title. View more info

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Italian Gardens of the Renaissance, and other studies

By: Cartwright, Julia

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015497

Condition: Fair


Illustrated, octavo, pp xii, 298, a bit used internally, the front and rear hinges cracked and weak, a label on the rear endpaper, green cloth a little worn and bumped, the spine more worn and pulled at its head, traces of a label on the upper cover. One plate is loose and frayed and the frontispiece is bound in at page 173. A good working copy only. View more info

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The Midwesterner - the story of Dwight H. Green

By: Casey, Robert J. & Douglas, W.A.S.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Chicago, New York, Toronto, Wilcox & Follett Co: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011194

Condition: Good


A few illustrations, pp (6), 311, slightly age-toned, slightly used internally, cloth mottled and slightly worn, in a rather worn and frayed dustwrapper which is lacking various pieces round the margins, but which is now nicely protected in a removable plastic film. View more info

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A History of Axminster to 1910

By: Chapman, Geoffrey (G.M)

Price: £16.50

Publisher: Wilmington, Marwood Publications: 1998

Seller ID: 006185

ISBN: 0952914921


A few illustrations, pp x, 182, paperback, very slightly worn, slight crease to corner of lower cover. VERY SCARCE. View more info

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Mezzogiorno

By: Chevallier, Elisabeth & Raymond

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London & Switzerland, Oldbourne Press & Ide et Calendes:

Seller ID: 006667


Not dated (late 1960's ?). Well illustrated, small quarto, very slightly worn in a slightly worn dustwrapper. [English text] [A scarce account of the southern half of Italy - its people and architecture] View more info

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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An Economic History Of Modern Britain: The Early Railway Age 1820-1850

By: Clapham, J.H.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1939

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 015687

Condition: Good


Second edition, reprinted with corrections. Large thick octavo, pp xvi, 623, foxing to the fore-edge and to the endpapers, slight foxing to the title page, otherwise extremely clean and sound internally, green cloth, a slight crease to the spine otherwise in good condition, the dustwrapper is a little worn and frayed, slightly stretched, its spine age-toned. View more info

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Mesolithic Prelude - the palaeolithic-neolithic transition in old world history

By: Clark, Grahame

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011535

ISBN: 0852243650

Condition: Very Good


Small 8vo, illustrated, pp viii, 122, contents and binding in excellent condition, the dustwrapper is lightly rubbed at the corners and margins, it has a tiny tear at the top of the upper and lower cover. View more info

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World Prehistory - a new outline

By: Clarke, Grahame

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1969

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 015279

ISBN: 0521073340


Second edition. Illustrated, octavo, pp xvi, 331, a neat owner's name on the half-title, otherwise extremely clean internally, green cloth in very good condition, in an attractive period dustwrapper which is just a little worn around the margins. 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

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Coates Brothers - A History, 1877 - 1977

By: Coates, J.B.M.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Eva Svennson, Westerha Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011207

ISBN: 0903696096

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, tall small quarto, pp 103, paperback, a very good copy indeed. [One of the world's leading producers of inks, resins and related materials. The chapter headings for this book have been printed using specially mixed unique colours from the Coates 1880 specimen book.] View more info

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Journeys Down the Amazon - being the extraordinary adventures and achievements of the early explorers

By: Cohen, J.M.

Price: £4.25

Publisher: London & Tunbridge, Charles Knight & Company Ltd: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010489

ISBN: 0853141932

Condition: Very Good


pp 216, a very good copy in dustwrapper. Not illustrated. [A detailed account of the first two expeditions of Pizarro and Pedro de Ursua.] 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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Lincolnshire Links with Australia

By: Cook, A.M.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: The Froends of Lincoln Cathedral: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014849

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, slim 12mo, pp (6), 61, very clean internally, paperback, an excellent copy. From the library of the botanist Eric Groves, with his accession stamp on the rear cover. 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

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The Conquest of Wessex in the Sixth Century [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Copley, Gordon J.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Phoenix House Ltd: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013515

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, pp 240, very clean internally, green cloth slightly faded at head and tail of spine, in a frayed and worn dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

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The Art of Death in Graeco-Roman Egypt

By: Corbelli, Judith A.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Princes Risborough, Shire: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013366

ISBN: 0747806470

Condition: New


Illustrated, small slim octavo, pp 80, a very good new copy. Postage will be reduced. [Some of the most spectacular discoveries made in Egypt during the twentieth century were in the field of Graeco-Roman funerary archaeology - the poignant mummy portraits and grave stelae, the extensive cemeteries of Alexandria and marina el-alamein, the magnificent Golden Mummies of Bahariya - and this work brings together in one volume an introduction all the categories of funerary art of the period. A wide range of material is presented - tomb decoration stelae, sarcophagi, coffins, mummy cases, funerary ... 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