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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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British Rail Steam Motive Power Depots: London Midland Region.

By: Bolger, Paul.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007501

ISBN: 0711010196

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback in red cloth covers, in Very Good condition, with dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition. First edition, with pp 144, b&w illustrations and diagrams. One of a series of six by Paul Bolger covering the former Regions of British Railways during the steam era. Each book is set out in a similar manner with Shed Codes in numerical order and gives (generally) the loco allocations for at least two dates. Former Shed Codes are also given where appropriate, together with a map reference to be used in conjunction with the wonderful Ian Allan Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. View more info

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BR Steam Motive Power Depots: ScR.

By: Bolger, Paul.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing Ltd: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007503

ISBN: 0711012482

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition, no dustwrapper, as issued. First edition. With pp112, with b&w illustrations, diagrams, maps and index. BR Steam Motive Power Depots. 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

The Railways of Scotland Volume 1: The Kingdom of Fife.

By: Cinerail.

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Cinerail, 2004.: 0

Seller ID: 1824

Condition: New


(New DVD) This comprehensive video record, transferred from colour film taken by local cameramen looks at some of the long closed lines and stations which formed part of the Fife's intricate railway network, which existed until the early 1970s. Filmed in a wide variety of locations, the programme features many locomotives that were the 'standard' steam types found in Fife. These include Class A4, A3, B1 V2 J36, J37, J38 AND WD's, plus early diesel railcars and shots of the short lived 'Clayton' diesel locomotives. Industrial steam at work on the Wemyss Private Railway and the British Aluminium... View more info

The Railways of Scotland Volume 6: Glasgow (Part 1).

By: Cinerail.

Price: £14.99

Publisher: Cinerail, 2004.: 0

Seller ID: 1829

Condition: New


(New DVD) Glasgow held a fascination for rail enthusiasts and Buchanan Street, Central and St. Enoch stations are featured with a wide variety of ex-LMS, LNER and BR locos and early diesels. Ex-Caley and N B Railway types feature plus G&SWR locos at St. Enoch in 1931! The 1920s saw the construction of the 'Bennie Railplane' and a unique film captured this vehicle on test. New electric 'Blue Trains' in the early 1960s contrasts with a journey from Rutherglen to Dalmuir by steam. Steam power at Eastfield, Motherwell, Polmadie and St. Rollox depots is shown, with redundant steam locomotives a... View more info

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Symbols of Power at the Time of Stonehenge.

By: Clarke, D.V.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: H.M.S.O: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007248

ISBN: 0114924554

Condition: Very Good


Large hardback 23 x 29 in Very Good condition, with dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition, In a clear archival wrapper. First edition, with colour illustrations, with b&w diagrams, index. A look at Symbols of Power at the Time of Stonehenge. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. View more info

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Scotland's Castle Culture.

By: Dakin, Audrey; Glendinning, MilesMackechnie, Aonghus

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Birlinn: 2011

Seller ID: 003305

Condition: As New


Hardback in Mint condition, with dustwrapper in Mint condition. First edition, ppxxvi, 345. With colour and b&w illustrations, notes, reading list, indices. The castle is an iconic building type and one of the most distinctive architectural emblems in the British Isles. This book covers the entire history of Scotland s castles, from the very first stone castles in the 13th century to those of the present day. Ever since its medieval origins, the concept of the castle has undergone constant changes, with the tall tower house being superseded in the 17th century by the classical house, and in th... View more info

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Trams: An Illustrated Anthology

By: Dennis Gill

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006291

ISBN: 0709090897

Condition: As New


Hardcover with previous owners bookplate but otherwise in As New condition with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp 256, colour and b&w illustrations. Evocative, entertaining, nostalgic and informative; Trams is a fascinating anthology of some of the best stories and descriptive articles written about a vehicle that was once queen of the road. The book covers many aspects of the tramcar, in the days of horse, steam, cable and electric power. Stories range from amusing incidents to childhood recollections and from trams that put out to sea to those that were bombed in the Blitz. Including ex... View more info

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British Railway Pictorial: Scottish Region 1948-1967.

By: Dickson, Brian J.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, 2006. 0711031762: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 449

ISBN: 0711031762

Condition: Fine


Paperback in A4 format with illustrated card covers, in Fine condition. First edition, pp96, with b&w photographs. S9.Pictorial account. Starting in the immediate aftermath of Nationalisation when, for the first time, all the main line railways of Scotland were under the control of a single management, the author portrays the evolution of Scottish motive power and operations from the all-steam era through the years of transition when diesel and electric traction first appeared to the end of main line steam in Scotland in 1967. The photographs are accompanied by comprehensive and detailed cap... View more info

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Cromwell Against the Scots: Last Anglo-Scottish War, 1650-52

By: Dr. John D. Grainger

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tuckwell Press Ltd: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005430

ISBN: 1862320640

Condition: As New


Illustrated card covers in As New. First edition, pp 202, b&w illustrations, notes, glossary, bibliography, index. After an introduction establishing Cromwell's war against the Scots from July 1650 to May 1652, this book discusses Charles' landing and Fairfax's resignation as commander-in-chief of the English Republican Army, both events occurred on the same day. It then addresses the causes of the war, Charles II's landing in Northern Scotland from the Continent. The story continues chronologically, from Cromwell's invasion of Scotland, through the Battle of Dunbar, and the slow establishme... View more info

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Managing a Legend: Sterling Moss, Ken Gregory and the British Racing Partnership.

By: Edwards, Robert.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Haynes Publishing: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005859

ISBN: 0854299882

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback in Near Fine condition, with dustwrapper, also in Near Fine condition. First edition, Signed by Ken Gregory with dedication to "David", pp368, b&w illustrations, diagrams and index. The fast-paced biography of Ken Gregory, predecessor of today's F1 power moguls. Gregory was an early director of Brands Hatch, secretary of the British Racing & Sports Car Club, manager of Stirling Moss and Peter Collings, and co-founder of the British Racing Partnership. Ride along with Robert Edwards as he profiles Gregory's 16-year partnership with Stirling Moss, explains Moss's 1962 career-e... View more info

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Trials and Triumphs: The Gordons of Huntly in Sixteenth-Century Scotland.

By: Forbes, Anne L.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: John Donald, 2012. 9781906566524: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1877

ISBN: 1906566526

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in Very Good condition. First edition, ppx, 288. With b&w illustrations, maps and charts, postscripts, genealogies, appendices, notes, bibliography and index. With inserted errata slip. This book first traces the rise of the Gordons from minor magnates in Berwickshire to major players in the north and nationally. They reached their zenith in the person of George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly, during the sixteenth century. The rest of the book focuses on his family, with the parallel biographies of four of his sons and two of his daughters. Their very different stories illuminate the per... View more info

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Power of the A1s

By: G.W. Morrison

Price: £8.00

Publisher: OPC Railprint: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007565

ISBN: 0860935523

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp 112, b&w illustrations throughout. View more info

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The Advent of Steam: The Merchant Steamship before 1900

By: Greenhill, B.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press Ltd: 1993

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 004575

ISBN: 0851776183

Condition: Very Good


Large hardcover with red cloth boards and black cloth spine with gilt titles and ruling, dustwrapper with some light shelfwear and some ink transfer to top of inside dustwrapper but otherwise in Very Good condition. First Limited edition of 2000 [1574], pp 190, b&w illustrations and diagrams, bibliography, glossary, index. The advent of steam power was one of the greatest innovations in maritime transport since the development of the three-masted ship. This book examines the history of the merchant steamship, from the introduction of the paddle to screw propulsion and the emergence of effici... View more info

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Power of the Black Fives

By: J.S. Whiteley; G.W. Morrison

Price: £12.00

Publisher: OPC Railprint: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005962

ISBN: 0860932389

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth covered boards in Very Good condition, dustwrapper with some light shelfwear, now enclosed in a clear archival wrap. First edition, pp 144, b&w illustrations throughout. The class 5 mixed traffic engines of the London Midland & Scottish railway are probably one of the best known types of steam locos of all times. Constructed between 1934 -1951 the final was no less than 842 locos. View more info

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Potted Histories: An Artistic Voyage Through Plant Exploration.

By: Knapp, Sandra.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Scriptum Editions, 2003. 1902686284: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 192

ISBN: 1902686284

Condition: Fine


Hardback in Fine condition with dustwarapper in fine condition. First edition, pp 336, with preface, foreword, introduction, list of scientific names, biographies, selected bibliography, acknowledgements and index. Every garden plant has a name: it has been discovered by someone, described by someone and has often been the subject of a life's work. Each one has a story to tell, some are from the harshest environments on earth, some have flowers which mimic rotting flesh, while still others have a beauty which defies the human imagination. The history of garden plants is one of science and adv... View more info

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On the Alliance of the Working Class and the Peasantry.

By: Lenin, V. I.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Novosti Press: 1970

Seller ID: 005947

Condition: Very Good


Card covers with some light discolouration, slight shelfwear and light creasing but otherwise in Very Good condition. Scarce Soviet published copy, pp 216. V. Lenin on the Alliance of the Working Class and Peasantry. Chapters include: Reformism in the Russian social-democratic movement, the struggle of the Proletariat and the servility of the Bourgeoisie, Can the Bolsheviks retain state power, and much more. View more info

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Union of Crowns: The Forging of Europe's Most Independent State

By: Little, Crawford.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005431

ISBN: 1903238390

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition with As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xvii, 364, index. Did the Scots really cower in the shadow of their powerful, aggressive English neighbour? This book reveals a very different picture. Scottish armies repeatedly invaded English-held territory, defying generations of Anglo-Norman kings, and it took many centuries to finally decide the fluid Border frontier. Sent homeward to think again ... ? The author spells out the financial and military factors that helped to ensure Scotland s independence from the time of the Romans in Britain through Saxon, Norse a... View more info

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None Dare Oppose: The Laird, The Beast and the People of Lewis.

By: Macleod, John.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2010. 9781841589091: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1856

ISBN: 1841589098

Condition: As New


Hardback, As New with dustwrapper in As New condition. First edition, pp x, 294, index.In 1844 Sir James Matheson bought the Isle of Lewis, awash with hope and good intentions, only, in 1853, to put a rat-faced factor from Tain in sole charge of the estate. Within months Donald Munro, the self-styled 'Chamberlain of the Lews', had seized practically every office of civic, legal and industrial power in the community and for the next two decades held the entire island under an absolute reign of terror. S5. View more info