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The Illustrated London News: The Complete Second World War, September 1939 - December 1945 - 13 Volumes Complete.

By: N/A

Price: £7,500.00

Publisher: The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd.: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005629

Condition: Near Fine


13 Volumes. Large hardcovers (36x26cm) in blue cloth, bound for the Library of The Gordon Highlanders, gilt titles on spines, Gordon Highlanders cap badge in gilt on front covers, some light shelfwear but overall in Near Fine condition. This large, complete and unique set of 13 volumes of the weekly London Illustrated News covers every aspect of the Second World War in great detail. Volume 1: 2 September - 30 December 1939, pp 614, Covers the first four months, including countless articles and illustrations mainly concerning the beginning of the Second World War which officially began the d... View more info

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The Birds of the British Isles.

By: Bannerman, David Armitage.

Price: £1,200.00

Publisher: Oliver and Boyd: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005738

Condition: Fine


12 Volume Complete Set. Modern Fine half green leather binding with marbled paper covered boards and matching marbled end papers, gilt titles and bird illustrations on spine with five raised bands, some very light foxing to edge of text block but otherwise in overall Fine+ condition. First edition, pp xviii, 356, viii, 301, viii, 399, xii, 259, xiii, 350, x, 326, x, 256, x, 400, xii, 398, x, 320, xv, 368, xiii, numerous colour illustrations each with a paperguard, each volume with index. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS SET IS OVER 25KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

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E.R.A.: A Concise History.

By: Barker, John R.W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Transport Bookman Publications: 1992

Seller ID: 005988

ISBN: 0851840493

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback in NearFine condition, complete with dustwrapper, also in Near Fine condition. With p72, colour photographs and bibliography. A concise history of E.R.A., the first single seater racing cars built in Britain, raced by a works team and sold to independents. This book examines the history of each E.R.A. chassis, with black and white photographs of its original state and colour photographs of the car as it is today. View more info

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Victorious the World Over.

By: Barker, Ray.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Square One, 1991.: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1639

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, in Very Good condition, with dustwrapper in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 219, b&w illustrations. A look at life aboard HMS Victorious during the Second World War. Scarce Title, S22. View more info

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An Atlas of Roman Britain

By: Barri Jones; David J. Mattingly

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Oxbow Books: 2007

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 006950

ISBN: 1842170678

Condition: Fine


Large hardcover with gilt titles on spine in Fine condition, dustwrapper with some light shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. Second edition, pp 342, b&w illustrations and maps throughout, bibliography, index. View more info

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The Wreckers: A Story of Killing Seas, False Lights and Plundered Ships.

By: Bathurst, Bella.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, 2005. 007170327: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 583

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Fine condition, complete with dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, ppxxiv, 326. "From all around Britain, Bathurst has uncovered the secret history of ships and shipwreck victims, from shoreline orgies so dionysian that few participants survived until morning to crofts fitted with silver candelabra, and from coastlines rigged like stage sets to the strange tale of Britain's Royal Fish. S7. View more info

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The White Road Westwards.

By: BB.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Colt Books, 2001. 0905899326: 2001

Edition: Modern Reprint

Seller ID: 2980

ISBN: 0905899326

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition with dustwrapper in Fine condition. Modern reprint, pp 176, b&w illustrations. A classic road story on the west coast of Britain. View more info

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British Diplomats And Diplomacy, 1660-1800

By: Black, Jeremy.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: University of Exeter Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005787

ISBN: 0859896137

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xii, 244, appendix, notes, select bibliography, index. This book discusses British diplomats and diplomacy during the formative period in which Britain emerged as the leading world power (1688-1800). Jeremy Black uses the issue of diplomatic representation in order to discuss questions about the professionalism of British government, the nature of patronage and the degree to which Britain should be seen in this period as moving towards a more modern and bureaucratic system. Supported by copious quotations from their let... View more info

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Britain, The Sahara and The Western Sudan 1788-1861.

By: Boahen, A. Adu.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004033

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition with Dustwrapper with some light edgewear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp ix, 268, 5 maps, bibliography, index. View more info

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Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain: From the Picts to Alexander III

By: Broun, Dauvit.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006300

ISBN: 0748685197

Condition: Fine


Softback in Fine condition. With previous's owner's printed plate and place name and date under the label in ink. First edition, pp 314. The answers put forward in this book provide a fresh perspective on Scotland's relationship with Britain. Broun challenges the idea that the Scots were an ancient nation whose British identity only emerged later on, in the early modern era, and provides new evidence that the idea of Scotland as an independent kingdom in actual fact predated Wallace and Bruce. This leads him to radically reassess several fundamental issues: the fate of Pictish identity and t... View more info

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Birmingham and West Midlands Railway Atlas.

By: Brown, Joe.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing LTD: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007498

ISBN: 0711038406

Condition: As New


Large hardcover, size 28 x 22cm. As New, No dustwrapper, as issued. First edition. Unpaginated, colour illustrations, with index. Following the huge success of his authoritative railway atlas of London, Joe Brown has turned his attention to the railway network in and around Birmingham and the West Midlands. Lying in the heart of England, Birmingham is an important railway centre. Historically, Birmingham was the focus of Britain s first trunk railway from London to the North, which became the London & North Western Railway, and the Midland and Great Western Railways also soon extended their n... View more info

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Keepers: The Ancient Offices of Britain

By: Bruce, Alastair

Price: £170.00

Publisher: Julian Calder Publishing: 2013

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003249

ISBN: 0955325331

Condition: Near Fine


Large hardcover, some bumping to top corners but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Limited edition, signed by author and phtographer, pp 253, very high quality full page colour photographs, index, making of the book. The new edition of the classic book celebrating the ancient offices of Britain has been commissioned to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. Upon her accession, 60 years ago, Queen Elizabeth II inherited the most ancient office in the land. At her Coronation, the serried ranks of the realm gathered around her together held most of the other gre... View more info

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On Tour with Thomas Telford

By: Chris Morris

Price: £9.99

Publisher: Amberley Publishing: 2015

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 005559

ISBN: 1445650576

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers in As New condition. Third edition, pp 160, colour illustrations, index of place names. Born into poverty in the Scottish Border country in 1757, Thomas Telford rose to become a towering figure of the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the pre-eminent engineer of his day. Incorporating material from the author's earlier book Thomas Telford's Scotland, this new edition is a visual celebration of Telford's architectural and engineering legacy, from the mighty Menai Bridge to the harbours, manses and chapels of the remote Scottish Highlands. View more info

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Repeal and revolution: 1848 in Ireland

By: Christine Kinealy

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Manchester University Press: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007526

ISBN: 0719065178

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers, As New condition. First edition, pp 318, bibliography, index. Examines the events that led up to the 1848 rising in Ireland and examines the reasons for its failure. This book places the rising in the context of political changes outside Ireland, especially the links between the Irish nationalists and radicals and republicans in Britain, France and north America. View more info

The Railways of Scotland Volume 8: Dundee & The Tay Bridge.

By: Cinerail.

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Cinerail, 2004.: 0

Seller ID: 1831

Condition: New


(New DVD) Dundee forms a major junction where routes from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, converge. Dundee was host to both the North British and Caledonian Railways. Their legacy was a range of secondary lines centered on Dundee, all of which have closed. From Tay Bridge Station the Firth of Tay is crossed to Wormit, Newport-on-Tay and Tayport. North of Dundee the routes to Liff, Lochee, Maryfield, Kirkbuddo and Kingsmuir are featured. Contemporary film showing diesel traction , tram scenes, the Tay ferries - plus Dundee's last working horse 'Paddy' - combine with rare film of Dundee life an... View more info

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Paddle Steamers

By: Clammer, Richard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Batsford Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004692

ISBN: 0713423315

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition with price clipped dustwrapper in otherwise Fine condition. First edition, pp 136, b&w illustrations throughout, bibliography, index. A look at the major types of paddle steamers at British and Irish ports before the First World War. View more info

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Dangerous Energy: The Archaeology of Gunpowder and Military Explosives Manufacture.

By: Cocroft, Wayne D.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: English Heritage, 2000. 1850747180: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 922

ISBN: 1850747180

Condition: Fine


Paperback, in Fine condition. First edition, pp xxiii, 320, b&w illustrations, gazetteer, glossary, bibliography, index. This book comprises a national study of the explosives industry and provides a framework for identification of its industrial archaeology and social history. Few monuments of gunpowder manufacture survive in Britain from the Middle Ages, although its existence is documented. Late 17th-century water-powered works are identifiable but sparse. In the later 18th century, however, the industry was transformed by state acquisition of key factories, notably at Faversham and at Walt... View more info

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Flagship "Hood": The Fate of Britain's Mightiest Warship

By: Coles, Alan; Briggs, Ted

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005311

ISBN: 0709020244

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp xii, 269, b&w illustrations, references, bibliography, index. An account of the battle cruiser HMS Hood, reputed to be the most powerful and luxurious warship in the world until its destruction in the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941. Briggs, one of only three men out of 1400 who survived the attack, describes the myth of HMS Hood and the final months on board. View more info

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Nigeria: A Critique of British Colonial Administration.

By: Crocker, W.R.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004137

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition with dustwrapper in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 277, fold out map to rear. View more info

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Charles XII of Sweden: A Character and Two Poems with an Introduction by Eveline Cruickshanks.

By: Cruickshanks, Eveline.

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Brisbane, Locks' Press: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 004440

ISBN: 0959485848

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in decorative paper over boards with title label on spine, with patterned endpapers and printed on Barcham Green's Chatham Vellum white flax hand made paper, in Fine condition. Signed by Editor and Printer, Limited edition of 40 [25], pp 27, frontispiece is two engravings by the editor. Effigies corporis &? animi Caroli XII sueciae regis /? a Polono nobili descripta =? A character of Charles XII of Sweden, by a Polish nobleman On the King of Sweden's defeat at Poltava + Supra stragem Regis Sueciae ad Pultavam An epistle to the King of Sweden, from a Lady of Great Britain (Susanna C... View more info