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Hang your Halo in the Hall: A History of The Savile Club from 1868.

By: Anderson, Garrett.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Savile Club: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007006

ISBN: 095201520X

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback in Very Good condition, with dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition. First edition, pp430 with b&w illustrations and index. With blind stamp. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. Hang your Halo in the Hall: A History of The Savile Club from 1868.If you are interested in London's gentlemen's clubs (in the proper sense) or the Savile Club in particular, this book is a must for your reading. It gives the history of the Savile Club (so named as it was once housed in Savile Row at an early point ... View more info

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The Tales Behind the Tunes of Glory

By: Archer, Stuart

Price: £10.99

Publisher: Deeside Books: 2019

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 200056

ISBN: 1907813101

Condition: New


Does the sound of the pipes make the hair on the back of your neck stand up? Does the sight of a pipe band make your spine tingle in a way that other bands cannot? Then this book is for you! The author has crafted thirty tales around our best-known pipe tunes, introducing you to some fantastic historical figures and spectacular places. Not only does this book delve deeply into the origins and history behind the tunes, it outlines the basic musical rudiments of the compositions, exploring why they have so much appeal. There are surely few cultures on the globe that have such a powerful link... View more info

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The Harbours of Elie Bay: A History

By: Archibald Louden Rennie

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Elie & Earlsferry History Society: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006183

ISBN: 0955794404

Condition: Fine


Illustrated card covers, some very light shelfwear but otherwise in Fine condition. First edition, pp 102, b&w illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. The story of the harbours of Elie Bay from prehistoric times until 1975, in the context of national events and movements. Picts, Romans, Northumbrians, pilgrims, medieval aristocrats... Victorian industrialists... and fugitives from justice -all used the harbours of the bay. The illustrations include 24 historic photographs and 10 other maps, sketches, plans and notices. 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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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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The Dark Twin.

By: Campbell, Marion.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: House of Lochar, 1998. 1899863524: 1998

Seller ID: 355

ISBN: 1899863524

Condition: Fine


Paperback, in Fine condition. Reprint. Pp iv, 256, with a foreword by Naomi Mitchison. A mystical love story full of symbolism, Celtic folklore, the second sight and other dreams and rituals. The narrator, Drost, tells the story of his life in Bronze Age Scotland from his childhood as the chosen companion and help-mate of his future "king" up to his own approaching death. The author has described how the action in the story and the feelings of the characters came to her through a series of waking dreams which may well explain the realism of the narrative. S5. View more info

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The Killing of the Red Fox: An Investigation into the Appin Murder.

By: Carney, Seamus.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Lochar Publishing, 1989. 0948403152: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 530

ISBN: 0948403152

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper in very good condition. First edition, pp xii, 194. with b&w illustrations, With list of illustrations, preface, bibliography. In 1952, the bicentenary of the Appin Murder, Seamus Carney met Lt. Gen. Sir William MacArthur whilst on holiday in Donegal. The distinguished soldier and physician held him spellbound with his story of Scotland's infamous unsolved crime - the assassination of Colin Campbell of Glenure whom Robert Louis Stevenson named The Red Fox. The author presents a superb study of the events and the courtroom battle for t... View more info

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Apercu Historique sue l'Origine et le Developpement des Methodes en Geometrie.

By: Chasles, M.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Gauthier-Villars: 1875

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 004949

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, quarter bound with four raised bands, gilt illustrations on Leather spine. Shelfwear on cover, the text block is in Very good condition. With marbled end papers, with previous owner's name and inscription. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. History of Geometry in French. Apercu Historique sue l'Origine et le Developpement des Methodes en Geometrie, particulierement de celles qui se rapportent a la geometrie moderne, suivi d'un memoire sur deux principes generaux de la science, la dualite ... View more info

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Memorials of His Time.

By: Cockburn, Lord.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Robert Grant & Sons, 1946.: 1946

Edition: Modern Reprint

Seller ID: 291

Condition: Good


Hardback in good condition. Original gilt lettered green cloth cover. Reprint in Scottish Classics No.1. first published in 1856, abridged, and with notes by W. Forbes Gray. Pp xv, 280, with portraits in colour and other illustrations. With index. Cockburn's forensic style was remarkable for its clearness, pathos and simplicity; and his conversational powers were unrivaled among his contemporaries. This collection of memoirs is a delightful insight into Lord Cockburn's life and times. S2. View more info

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The Relations of History and Geography: Studies in England, France and the United States.

By: Darby, H.C.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: University of Exeter Press, 2002. 0959896994: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 462

Condition: As New


Hardback in As New condition, complete with dustwrapper in As New condition. First edition, pp xxiv, 293, b&w photographs and illustrations. With preface, prologue, list of illustrations, abbreviations, epilogue, appendix with the published writing of H.C.Darby, notes and index. The two leading thinkers in historical geography in the English-speaking world in the mid-20th century were Carl Sauer and H.C. Darby. Critical evaluations of the work of Carl Sauer have been published but so far none have examined the contribution of H.C. Darby, although the influence of his ideas on his students and ... View more info

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Forestry Practice: A Summary of Methods of Establishing Forest Nurseries and Plantations with Advice on Other Forestry Questions for Owners, Agents and Foresters.

By: Edlin, Herbert L.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1964.: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 187

Condition: Good


Softcover booklet, in good condition, with shelfwear and some creasing to the pages. First edition, pp104, with b&w illustrations, tables, appendices I: Felling Licence Application Form and II: List of Forestry Commision Publications. S4. View more info

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This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens & 300 Years of English History: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History

By: Emma Gieben-Gamal; Andrea Wulf

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006954

ISBN: 0316725803

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with light shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition, dustwrapper with some very light rubbing and shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 432, colour plates and b&w illustrations in text, appendix, bibliography, notes index. View more info

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Coasters: An Illustrated History.

By: Fenton, Roy.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007110

ISBN: 1848320876

Condition: As New


Hardback, As New, with dustwrapper, As New, 24 cm x 27cm. With index. John Masefield s dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, butting through the Channel in the mad March days has become a ship type of universal appeal, both for its simple, functional beauty and its faithful toil before the advent of universal road haulage. In this new book a collection of more than 300 photographs has been drawn together to tell the story of the development of the steam and diesel coasters, which originated mainly in the UK and the Netherlands. The term coaster embraces a huge range of types i... View more info

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Chaucer Illustrated: Five Hundred Years of the Canterbury Tales in Pictures

By: Finley, William Kirkland; Rosenblum, Joseph.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: British Library Board: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005657

ISBN: 0712348166

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition with As New dustwrapper still in original cellophane. First edition, pp xxxiii, 445, colour illustrations, index. This text presents ten scholarly essays, which trace pictorial renditions of 'The Canterbury Tales', from the Ellesmere Manuscript (1410) to the 20th-century illustrations of Rockwell Kent and Eric Gill. The contributors address the way the illustrations illuminate the history of book production, marketing and readership and the writers also consider how artists have interpreted Chaucer's text. Supporting the essays are over 40 colour reproductions, ... View more info

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The History of the Ara Lodges.

By: Gribbin, G.A.

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Auckland, Geddis and Blomfield: 1909

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004506

Condition: Good+


Hardcover in publisher's original blue cloth with gilt title and small motifs to front cover. At some stage in its past life, this book has undergone a repair to the top of the spine which is apparent on the external hinge of the front cover. The internal hinges have been repaired with a similar paper to the original end papers but the text block is slightly offset. Some slight fading and marking to the covers and gilt but otherwise in Good+ condition. First edition with a signed dedication from the author, pp 237, 39 plates including: Dispensation from Australian Social Lodge No. 260, Photos ... View more info

The MacRobert Trusts 1943 - 1993.

By: Gunn, Wing Commander A. C.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: MacRobert Trusts: 1994

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 007198

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in light blue covers, in Very Good condition, with dustwrapper, also in very Good condition, pp120, with b&w illustrations. The MacRobert Trusts 1943 - 1993. The history of the MacRobert Trusts. Alastrean House, formerly known as the House of Cromar, is one of two large country house on the estate, Douneside House being the other. It was built in 1905 by Lord Aberdeen, as a country retreat for his wife, and was originally surrounded by 9,000 acres of agricultural land which made up the Cromar Estate. An arrangement made in 1920 between Lord Aberdeen and his friend and neighbour, ... View more info

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River, Railway and Ravine: Foot Suspension Bridges for Empire

By: Harper, Douglas

Price: £11.99

Publisher: The History Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003623

ISBN: 0750962135

Condition: New


Hardcover, New. First edition, SIGNED BY AUTHOR, colour illustrations, appendices, index. From their mid-nineteenth-century fencing business the Harpers of Aberdeen developed a unique system of suspension that allowed their light foot suspension bridges to be relatively rigid. John Harper was one of the first to employ steel wire rope, now universally used. The Harpers' innovative work overcame the disadvantages of this type of bridge and was of considerable benefit to those who relied upon them. Harpers built over sixty such bridges throughout the UK and the British Empire between 1870 and 1... View more info

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The Marine Art of Geoff Hunt : Master Painter of the Naval World of Nelson and Patrick O'Brian

By: Hunt, Geoff

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 2004

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004612

ISBN: 1844860000

Condition: Fine


Large hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper, slipcase with some very minor shelfwear but otherwise Near Fine. Limited First edition of 250 [76], Signed by Geoff Hunt on half title page, pp 144, very high quality illustrations throughout, bibliography, index. 'Geoff Hunt"s pictures, perfectly accurate in period and details, but very far from merely representational, are often suffused with a light reminiscent of Canaletto" Patrick O'Brian "...his paintings, perhaps more than those of any other artist, have a compelling immediacy and sense of vitality, especially in his... View more info

All Men Are Brethren

By: Ian MacDougall

Price: £50.00

Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003332

ISBN: 1904607721

Condition: Near Mint


Illustrated card covers in Near Mint condition. First edition, b&w illustrations, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. This is the first book to attempt a comprehensive and detailed history of the thousands of French and other prisoners of war (POW) in Scotland during the Napoleonic Wars. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS MAY BE REQUIRED. View more info

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Spice: The History of a Temptation

By: Jack Turner

Price: £15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005488

ISBN: 000257067X

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xxxviii, 409, colour illustrations, index. In the ancient Egyptian temple of Dayr al-Bahri is preserved the earliest surviving representation of a merchant fleet. Date to around 1495 BC, rows of hieroglyphs record that the pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut sent the fleet one thousand nine hundred miles south to the land of Punt, a mysterious kingdom somewhere in the Horn of Africa, whence it returned in triumph with a priceless cargo of cinnamon. Yet cinnamon never grew there; it comes from the islands of Southeast Asia; the sca... View more info