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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$ 1.96 | JP¥ 216]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Manchester Ship Canal Norton Piory Bidgewater Canal

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$ 7.84 | JP¥ 862]
Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: World War 2 Churchill Hitler Nazis Dunkirk Montgomery Dambusters El Alamein

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$ 1.96 | JP¥ 216]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: shells cowrie nautiloids scallops clams conch limpet whelk

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$ 11.75 | JP¥ 1293]
Keywords: ships sailing ships yachts Beken Cowes photography Tall Ships Isle of Wight

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$ 3.26 | JP¥ 359]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: London Thames Picadilly Circus St. Paul's Westminster Christopher Wren Henry Mayhew Samuel Johnson Hyde Park Buckingham Palace Smithfield

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$ 4.57 | JP¥ 503]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: writing female women authors writers novelists magazines

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 16.5 US$ 18.28 | JP¥ 2012]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: St. John's College Battersea London Battersea

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 14.75 US$ 16.32 | JP¥ 1796]
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

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