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British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Before 1800 Three volumes in slipcase.

By: Henrey, Blanche

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009135

ISBN: 0192115480

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes, illustrated, small quarto, cloth very slightly marked, otherwise a very good set in a slightly worn and marked slipcase; the title label on the slipcase is unevenly browned. With the small book label of G.H. Wyatt in each volume. Very heavy - extra postage will be required. [A standard work of great detail]. View more info

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Wakehurst Place - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By: Hepper, F. Nigel (ed)

Price: £2.75

Publisher: Kew Guild Publication: 1975

Seller ID: 008407

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small slim 8vo, pp 48, paperback, a good copy. [Postage will be much reduced] View more info

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Early Man and the Ocean - the beginning of navigation and seaborn civilizations

By: Heyerdahl, Thor

Price: £5.25

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009706

ISBN: 0045720223

Condition: Very Good


A very few illustrations throughout the text, large 8vo, pp 392, an excellent copy throughout, in a very good dustwrapper. View more info

Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts, Relating to English Affairs, Existing in the Archives and Collections of Venice and in Other Libraries of Northern Italy. [Volumes 30 - 34]

By: Hinds, Allen B. (ed)

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, HMSO:

Seller ID: 001192


Volumes 30 - 34. (COVERING THE YEARS 1655 to 1666). Large 8vo, pp l, 416; liv, 396; lvi,416; liv, 392; lvi, 410; dark green blindstamped cloth, very good copies. Scarce. 5 vols. 1930 - 1933. (Very heavy - extra postage will apply] View more info

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The London of Our Grandfathers

By: Home, Gordon

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, The Homeland Association Ltd: 1927

Seller ID: 008716

Condition: Good


Well illustrated from contemporary prints and paintings, large slim 8vo, pp 36, endpapers a little foxed, staples rusty, attractive pictorial paper covers, slightly marked and worn. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Egyptian Pottery

By: Hope, Colin A.

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Princes Risborough, Shire: 2001

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 013542

ISBN: 074780494x

Condition: New


Second edition. Well illustrated, small slim octavo, pp 64, paperback, a very good new copy. [Clay was used for a myriad of functions in ancient Egypt, of which one of the most important was the production of pottery vessels. The manufacture of pottery has a history of over five thousand years in ancient Egypt. This book concentrates on that from the time of the first pharaohs, approximately 3000BC, to the conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. Pottery was used for vessels that served a wide variety of functions, including everyday cooking and domestic purposes. While the majority of the... View more info

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Orang Ulu of Borneo - photographs from the archives of the Sarawak Museum

By: HORN, Christine

Price: £26.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, Opus Publications: 2012

Seller ID: 008442

ISBN: 983398746X

Condition: New


Very well illustrated, large horizontal format, pp viii, 136, corners very slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy in dustwrapper. [This book presents photographs taken in the Orang Ulu longhouses and villages of the Baram and Tinjar rivers in Sarawak. The images show the arts and crafts, religious ceremonies, longhouses and their environments and other subjects that are unique to these places and communities. The images are part of the large, and for the most part undocumented, collection of photographs from the archive of the Sarawak Museum in Kuching. These pictures were chosen from a s... View more info

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Martin's Hundred

By: Hume, Ivor Noel

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1982

Seller ID: 013871

ISBN: 0575031786

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xx, 343, uncut, exceptionally clean internally, cloth-backed boards, very slightly faded at the upper margins, base of spine very slightly bumped, ina slightly worn dustwrapper which is a little frayed and chipped around the base of the spine. View more info

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Three Centuries of Children's Books in Europe

By: Hurlimann, Bettina

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1967

Seller ID: 008968

Condition: New


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xviii, 297, contents and cloth virtually as new, the dustwrapper is price-clipped, probably by the publisher, a very good copy. View more info

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Equus - The Horse in the Roman World

By: Hyland, Ann

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012970

ISBN: 0300047703

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xiv, 285, red cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped but is faintly scratched and rubbed. SCARCE. View more info

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The Building of the North Borneo Railway and the Founding of Jesselton

By: Ibbotson, Ross

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015613

ISBN: 9833987613

Condition: New


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 544, a very good hardback copy in dustwrapper. Very heavy - extra postage may be needed. [Both the North Borneo Railway and the town of Jesselton owe their existence to the ambitions of William Clark Cowie, who was elected to the Court of the British North Borneo Company in 1894, became managing director in 1897 and later elected Chairman shortly before his death in 1910. Appropriately, the first two chapters in this book cover Cowie’s early adventures in the Far East and his rise to power in the British North Borneo Company. Cowie’s ambitions to build a rail... View more info

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The Fireplace Book - Designs for the Heart of the Home

By: Innes, Miranda

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Viking Studio: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011660

ISBN: 0670893803

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, large horizontal quarto, pp 160, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing only the slightest signs of use. [A sourcebook for both professional and amateur interior designers. At its heart is an illustrated section providing a chronological overview of different styles of fireplace and their key features. It also discusses practical queries, and the advantages and disadvantages of reproduction pieces.] View more info

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An End to a War - a Japanese soldier's experience of the 1945 death marches of North Borneo

By: Itsuyoshi, Ueno

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, Opus Publications: 2012

Edition: First English edition

Seller ID: 007445

ISBN: 9833987435

Condition: As New


Illustrated with black and white photographs, pp xx, 152; xx, 122, a very good copy in dustwrapper. The book also includes the original Japanese text. [A beautifully written Japanese soldier’s memoir of the North Borneo tragedy of 1945, An End to a War tells the story of Ueno Itsuyoshi, a late draftee into the Japanese Army in World War II. Ueno and his fellow soldiers came to Borneo expecting to fight and die for the Emperor, but instead most died of exhaustion, starvation and disease. This is undoubtedly the best eye-witness description we have of the horror of the death marches that took ... View more info

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A Counter-blaste to Tobacco [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: James I (foreword by Ann Hill)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Rodale Press: 1954

Seller ID: 009292

Condition: Very Good


Coloured title page, illustrated, slim small 8vo, pp 36, cloth-backed boards, slightly worn, spine head pulled. Postage will be reduced. [A modern printing, not a facsimile] . [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 Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washin... View more info

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The British Museum and Ancient Egypt

By: James, T.G.H.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, British Museum Publications: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007771

ISBN: 0714109304

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp 32, paperback, the slightest signs of use, but a very good copy. [Originally published at £1.75] View more info

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The London of Gustave Dore

By: Jerrold, Blanchard & Dore, Gustave

Price: £7.25

Publisher: Ware, Wordsworth Editions: 1989

Seller ID: 011589

ISBN: 1853269018

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, tall quarto, pp (12), xii, 191, a good sound copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

Hawaii - an Uncommon History

By: Joesting, Edward

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale & Co: 1974

Seller ID: 006593

ISBN: 0393053822


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp (8), 353, a good copy in slightly worn and faded dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

The Canterbury Late Roman Treasure

By: JOHNS C.M. & POTTER, T.W.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, The Antiquaries Journal: 1985

Seller ID: 006644


Illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp (40), paperback, stapled as issued, a good copy. (Offprint from The Antiquaries Journal, 1985, Volume LXV Part II). View more info

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The Anarchists

By: Joll, James

Price: £3.75

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013245

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 383, foxing on page edges, cloth slightly worn, in a rather poor shabby dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Epic and Romance - essays on medieval literature

Epic and Romance - essays on medieval literature

By: Ker, W.P.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1908

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 009925

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Small 8vo, pp xxiv, 398, + 2 page publisher's catalogue, edges uncut, a little foxing throughout (heaviest on half-title and title pages), otherwise very clean and sound internally, red cloth slightly worn and marked, spine slightly faded. SCARCE. View more info