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RUNCORN HISTORY TRAIL A history and description of a walk through the older parts of Runcorn.
Halton. Halton Borough Council, 1980., Booklet. 51 pages. The 2 centre pages are a map of the Runcorn History Trail. On page 51 are 2 maps of the Runcorn-Bridgewater canal, in 1785 and in 1830. 20 b./w. photographs & drawings on 15 pages. Stiff card cover is near fine, contents near fine no inscription or marks. 21.25cm. x 15cm. . 1980
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Book number: 8907
GBP 1.50 [Appr.: EURO 2 US$ 1.97 | JP¥ 214]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Manchester Ship Canal Norton Piory Bidgewater Canal

 
THE WAR IN PICTURES. 6 volumes.
London. Odhams, 1940's., Hardbacks.All 6 volumes have 256 pages and black & white photographs throughout. Volume 1 ( Sept.1939 - Aug.1940.) .Volume 2. "The Second Year." (Aug.1940 - Sept. 1941.) Vol.3."Third Year.".( May 1941 - Sept. 1943.) Vol.4. Fourth Year.(July 1942 - Aug.1943) Vol. 5. Fifth Year. (Aug. 1943- Sept. 1944.) Vol. 6. Sixth Year. (Sept. 1944 - Sept. 1945.) All 6 books are very good but the bottom of the spine of volume 6 has a 6cm tear in the cloth cover. 25.5cm. x 18cm. 1940
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Book number: 8336
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.88 | JP¥ 856]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: World War 2 Churchill Hitler Nazis Dunkirk Montgomery Dambusters El Alamein

 
ABBOTT, R. TUCKER.
SEASHELLS. Shells of the seven seas in colour.
New York. Bantam Books, 1976., Paperback. A Ridge Press Book. 159 pages, with over 160 colour photographs of seashells, also live animals never photographed before.18cm. x 11cm. Very good, no inscription or marks. Priced 75p. on the back. 1976
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Book number: 9823
GBP 1.50 [Appr.: EURO 2 US$ 1.97 | JP¥ 214]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: shells cowrie nautiloids scallops clams conch limpet whelk

 
ABRANSON, ERIK C.
BEKEN OF COWES SAILING SHIPS OF THE WORLD.
London. Reed's Nautical Books, 1992., Foreword by Prince of Wales. 3 generations of the Beken family have photographed sailing ships & yachts, starting in 1888 with 10 year old Frank, then his son Keith, & eventually his grandson Kenneth joined the family firm in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. 208 pages. Illustrated with beautiful photographs in colour and b. & w., taken around the world of over 100 sailing ships, along with a short description & specifications. (Some material already appeared in "A Century of Tall Ships" pub. Harrap 1985.) 12.5" x 9.75". Near fine except a tiny, hardly visible dent on front cover. Near fine d./w. except top edge slightly curling. Original 1994 bill for £32 enclosed ! A heavy book. 1992
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Book number: 2498
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 11.82 | JP¥ 1284]
Keywords: ships sailing ships yachts Beken Cowes photography Tall Ships Isle of Wight

 
ACKROYD, PETER.
LONDON. THE BIOGRAPHY.
London. Vintage, 2001, Paperback. First published by Chatto Windus in 2000. Pages i - xxiii, lists of contents & illustrations, 5 maps & chronology. 822 pages including an essay of sources, & index. 33 colour and about 35 b./w. photographs & prints. 9¼" x 6". Priced on back cover £12.99. Near fine, no inscription or marks, but corners slightly bumped. ISBN 0099422581. 2001
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Book number: 4598
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.28 | JP¥ 357]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: London Thames Picadilly Circus St. Paul's Westminster Christopher Wren Henry Mayhew Samuel Johnson Hyde Park Buckingham Palace Smithfield

 
ADBURGHAM, ALISON.
Women In Print. Writing Women and Women's Magazines From the Restoration to the Accession of Victoria
London. George Allen & Unwin, 1972., Hardback. ExLibrary (probably from reference library as like new) 302 pages. Illustrated with black & white frontispiece, 14 b./w. plates and 49 b./w. illustrations in the text. Near fine except "Salford Library" stamped on front endpage Near fine d./w. 1972
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Book number: 9751
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4.25 US$ 4.6 | JP¥ 499]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: writing female women authors writers novelists magazines

 
ADKINS, THOMAS.
The History of St. John's College Battersea. The Story of a Notable Experiment.
London. The National Society's Depository, published for the Battersea Club, 1906.., Hardback. 308 pages. Frontispiece is a b./w. photo of Battersea college, with tissue guard, plus 9 other b./w. photographs including ground plans in 1848 & 1906, and some college principals. 18.5cm. x 12.5cm. Contents clean & very good condition but spine of red cloth cover slightly soiled, front & back covers are slightly faded. Former owner's name L. Hinchcliff, Harewood, Leeds, written in ink on front endpage, plus the address Pendene, Savile Town, Dewsbury is blind-stamped on top corner. No d./w. 1906
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Book number: 9970
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 US$ 18.39 | JP¥ 1997]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: St. John's College Battersea London Battersea

 
AGAR-HAMILTON, J.A.I., AND TURNER, L.C.F.
THE SIDI REZEG BATTLES 1941.
Cape Town. Oxford University Press, 1957., Ex-Library. ".. prepared by the Union War Histories Section of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa." Compiled from official documents, this is concerned with the Desert Offensive of November 1941, and the Ist South African Infantry Division. 505 pages including bibliography, & index. There should be 3 maps, but 2 are missing. Remaining map folded in 3, worn & torn on one fold, repared on reverse with archival tape. 53 sketch maps in text. 47 b./w. photographs on 27 pages. No d./w. Sturdy library binding is very good but corners slightly bumped & worn, and library ref. number on bottom of spine. Contents clean and near fine, but front endpage has library stamp & old label, with '40p' written in ink. No d./w. 1957
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Book number: 6132
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 US$ 16.42 | JP¥ 1783]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Sidi Renzig Sidi Rezeg Rommel Desert Campaign Ed Duda Transvaal Scottish General Cunningham Claude Auchinleck General Freyberg Sidi Rezegh Smuts South Africa

 
ALBRIGHT, MARY JO
WHEN THE BELLS RANG. A History & Drawings of Old School Houses in Linn & Benton Counties.
Philomath,Oregon. White Rabbit Publishing, 1983., Softback. By a former teacher of Corvallis School. Divided into 2 parts, Benton & Linn counties. 134 pages. Chapters on about 61 individual schools with the words of people & pupils who knew them. 8 other articles on various districts' schools & their history. All 61 schools are illustrated with a drawing by the author. Pages I -VI, (which includes the half title page, title page, & contents page etc.) have become loose, a long inscription inside front cover, o./w. near fine. Dark blue card cover, faded on spine and on part of back cover, o./w. near fine. 10½" x 8". ISBN 0912525010. 1983
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Book number: 2359
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.88 | JP¥ 856]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: schools Linn County Benton County Philomath Oregon

 
ALDRICH, RICHARD J.
GCHQ The Uncensored Story of Britain's Most Secret Intelligence Agency.
London. Harper Press, 2010., Paperback. Thick. 666 pages, 31 b./w. photographs. 2 maps. 23.5cm. x 15.25cm. Contents are clean, no inscription or marks, but cover is slightly grubby & the book is "leaning" probably owing to its thickness which is nearly 5cm. Priced on back £14.99 ISBN 9780007312658 2010 ISBN: 9780007312658
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Book number: 8799
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.63 | JP¥ 285]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: GCHQ Intelligence Cheltenham Bletchley Park SAS Geoffrey Prime Spies

 
ALEXANDER, BOB; BROWN, HEATHER; BURTON, ANN; DEEPROSE, TIM; NORRIS, JILL; SALISBURY, SANDRA; SPINK, MOLLY; STONER, SYLVIA.
BRIDGE STREET MACCLESFIELD.
Macclesfield, Cheshire. Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage, c. 1983., Softback. Compiled with help from members of The Silk History Group, a sub-group of the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage. 48 pages. Over 50 b./w. photographs & documents. 3 maps & 3 charts. Stiff card cover is stapled, the middle sheet of pages ( that is pages 23, 24, 25 & 26) are loose. Contents are clean, no inscription or marks. Card cover is slightly grubby. 30cm. x 21cm. 1983
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Book number: 7489
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.88 | JP¥ 856]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Macclesfield Bridge Street Silk Museum

 
ALLABY, MICHAEL.
A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FIELD.
Newton Abbot. David & Charles, 1981., An account of an ordinary 8 acre farm field over 12 months. Its on a Cornish farm which has been in the same family for 200 years. This study of the field "Cross Park" explores its history, its surroundings, and flora & fauna. 208 pages including bibliography, & index. Near fine, no inscription or marks. D./w. near fine but edges slightly bumped & 1" tear front bottom corner. Not price clipped, price label (£7.95). 9.5" x 6.25". ISBN 0715378899. 1981
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Book number: 5721
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.63 | JP¥ 285]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: natural history field meadow grass farm agriculture

 
ALLEN, CHARLES.
RAJ. A Scrapbook of British India. 1877-1947.
London. Book Club Associates / Andre Deutsch, 1977., 142 pages, with old photographs, newspaper cuttings, advertisments, prints in black & white and sepia on almost every page. 10¼" x 8". Near fine except for previous owner's name & date on bottom of half title page. D./w. is slightly faded on spine o./w. near fine. 1977
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Book number: 3154
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 US$ 3.94 | JP¥ 428]
Keywords: India Raj Curzon

 
ALLEN, W.E.D. AND MURATOFF, PAUL.
THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGNS OF 1944-45.
London. Penguin Books, 1946., Paperback. 1st edition. 332 pages & 26 maps. Clean & near fine except back top corner of cover is creased, & a small Christmas label is stuck on front top right corner. 18.25cm. x 10.75cm. 1946
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Book number: 9292
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.28 | JP¥ 357]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Russia Moscow 2nd world war

 
ANDERSON, FRED.
CRUCIBLE OF WAR. The Seven Years War & the Fate of Empire in British North America,1754-1766.
London. Faber & Faber, 2000, War historian Fred Anderson has researched his subject well, and written an interesting, readable history book. 746 pages with 115 pages of notes and index. 9 maps and 63 illustrations. 9½" x 6½". Near fine except an inscription and '50p' written in ballpoint pen on f.e.p. Near fine d./w. except its price clipped. ISBN 0571205356. 2000
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Book number: 2394
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Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: American Colonies 7 years war William Pitt Pennsylvania George Washington Virginia Jeffery Amherst Massachusetts Loudoun

 
ANDREWS, MICHAEL.
THE FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR. A Wildlife Exploration of the Andes.
London. Collins / BBC, 1982, Hardback. 3rd reprint, first published 1982. Michael Andrews made a series on the Andes for the BBC TV Natural History Unit, filming the landscape, ecology, flora & fauna. This book is based on that series.158 pages. 64 pages of colour photographs & 24 pages in black & white. 6 pages of maps. Cover & contents near fine, no inscription or marks, but bottom of spine slightly bumped. D./w. is near fine, priced £12.95. 26cm. x 19cm. 1982
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Book number: 9244
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: Andes South America condor Tierra del Fuego Chili Cape Horn Magellan Straits Patagonia Paine San Raphael Glacier araucarian pine Humboldt Current Atacama desert volcanos rainforest

 
ANON
BBC YEAR BOOK 1945.
London. The British Broadcasting Corporation, 1945., 144 pages, including list of "Some Notable Broadcasts of 1944." Illustrated with about 54 b. & w. photographs. Near fine but inscription on f.e.p., and blue covers are slightly, faintly marked. ( maybe from previous damp ?) D./w. is not price clipped (2/6) and is slightly worn on edges & top of spine, o./w. near fine. 7¼" x 5". 1945.
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Book number: 3107
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 5 US$ 5.25 | JP¥ 571]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: BBC 1945 W.W.2 broadcasting radio wireless

 
ANON.
Bombers Over Merseyside. The Authoritative Record of the Blitz. 1940-41.
Liverpool. The Daily Post & Echo, 1943., Softback, with card covers. 48 pages, with b./w. photographs on almost every page. 23.5cm. x 18.25cm. Very good condition except spine is covered neatly with tape. Priced Two shillings & sixpence on title page. 1943
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Book number: 9857
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 5.91 | JP¥ 642]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: World War 2 Merseyside Liverpool Birkenhead Wallasey Bootle

 
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THE BRIDGEWATER CANAL.
Manchester. Manchester Ship Canal Company, c. 1980, Softback booklet. Undated but probably about 1980. 40 pages, with 11 b./w photographs & drawings. 20cm. x 15cm. Contents near fine, no inscription or marks. Cover near fine but slightly yellowish near spine. 1980
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Book number: 8908
GBP 1.50 [Appr.: EURO 2 US$ 1.97 | JP¥ 214]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Bridgewater Canal Runcorn Worsley Underground Canal Manchester Ship Canal James Brindley

 
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THE BRIDGING OF RUNCORN GAP.
Widnes. Halton Borough Council, 1978., Booklet, compiled by the information service of Halton Borough Council. 14 pages, and 8 black & white photographs on 4 pages. 20.75cm. x 15cm. Contents near fine no inscription or marks. Cover is near fine except faintly marked on front top corner. 1978
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Book number: 8906
GBP 1.50 [Appr.: EURO 2 US$ 1.97 | JP¥ 214]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Halton Runcorn Gap River Mersey The Transporter Manchester Ship Canal

 
ANON.
THE LOVE OF AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER. Found In A Dug-Out.
London. John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1918., In the First World War a young soldier writes to an American girl he's known for a short while. They met in Paris when he was on leave, no names are mentioned & her replies aren't included, but he mentions them. He writes about the casualties and deaths around him, and finally about his own injuries. Frontispiece is (supposedly) a b./w. photograph of one of the letters. Foreword by John Lane who explains how the manuscript came to his office. 196 pages. No d./w. Very good condition, no inscription but endpages slightly foxed, edges of cover are a little worn & corners a bit bumped. 7.75" x 5.25 1918
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Book number: 4856
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4.25 US$ 4.6 | JP¥ 499]
Keywords: 1st world war soldier dug-out

 
ANON.
PICTURESQUE WIRRAL. Illustrated in a Series of 31 Views from Original Photographs.
Liverpool. Henry Young, 1913., Second edition, revised and enlarged, published January 1913. First published October 1912. Pages not numbered, but about 62. Black & white photographs. Contents clean & near fine but previous owner's name & date of 1920 on f.e.p. Cover has publisher's clear wrapper & is near fine but its back is marked with 5 spots of ink. 22.75cm. x 15cm. 1913
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Book number: 7718
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 21 US$ 22.99 | JP¥ 2496]
Keywords: 5716a Wirral Bidston Birkenhead Caldy Eastham Greasby Hooton Poole Hall

 
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ROOF OVER BRITAIN. The Official Story of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Defences 1939 -1942.
London. H.M.S.O.,1943, Softback. "Prepared For The War Office and The Air Ministry by The Ministry of Information." Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. 88 pages with about 25 b. & w. photographs. 2 staples in spine, slight wear on ends of spine, a few faint spots of foxing on back cover, o./w. near fine. 8" x 5". 1943
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Book number: 2702
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.28 | JP¥ 357]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Anti-Aircraft 2nd W./W. R.A.F. Defences World War 2

 
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SHORT HISTORY Of The LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE. Compiled Regimentally.
Aldershot. The Rifle Brigrade,1916., Hardback. First edition. 48 pages. 19 b./w. photographs, 2 of them are loose. Dark green cloth cover has 2 wrinkles on front, 5cm. long, edges & corners slightly bumped, otherwise very good. Contents clean except previous owner's name ( E.H. Morley, Sergt. L.R.B.) on front endpage. 18.75cm. x 12cm. 1916.
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Book number: 10175
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.88 | JP¥ 856]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Rifle Brigade Battalion Great Winchester Street Bunhill Row The 5th (City of London ) Battalion

 
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The Story of Port Sunlight.
Port Sunlight. Lever Brothers, 1953., Hardback. First edition. "This is the story of Port Sunlight, a part of Unilever - the great business brought into being in 1920 by the mergibng of Lever Brothers with the Dutch margarine interests of Van den Berghs and Jurgens. 95 pages, with black & white photographs throughout. Contents clean & near fine, no inscription or marks. Cream cover is faintly, slightly marked, otherwise near fine. 29cm. x 22.5cm. 1953
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Book number: 9597
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.75 US$ 10.51 | JP¥ 1141]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Port Sunlight Lever Sunlight Soap Wirral Cheshire Van den Berghs Jurgens Merseyside Bromborough

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