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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
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.61 | JP¥ 287]
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

 
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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 4.75 US$ 5.22 | JP¥ 575]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: BBC 1945 W.W.2 broadcasting radio wireless

 
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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$ 5.88 | JP¥ 647]
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$ 1.96 | JP¥ 216]
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$ 1.96 | JP¥ 216]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Halton Runcorn Gap River Mersey The Transporter Manchester Ship Canal

 
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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$ 4.57 | JP¥ 503]
Keywords: 1st world war soldier dug-out

 
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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 20.75 US$ 22.85 | JP¥ 2515]
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$ 3.26 | JP¥ 359]
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$ 7.84 | JP¥ 862]
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 9.5 US$ 10.45 | JP¥ 1150]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Port Sunlight Lever Sunlight Soap Wirral Cheshire Van den Berghs Jurgens Merseyside Bromborough

 
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TRANSACTIONS OF THE HISTORIC SOCIETY OF LANCASHIRE & CHESHIRE. For the Year 1985. Vol. 135.
Liverpool. Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire, 1986., Volume 135. No d./w. 166 pages including notes, reviews of books & index. Subjects among the 8 chapters are Jeremy Shakerley, astronomy, & patronage in civil war Lancashire; Childwall in 17thC.; Four 18thC. buildings at Halton; Shoes ships & sealing wax 18thC. Lancs exports; Liverpool Battery, 1824-1855; Lancs. cotton industry & holidays in 1930's; Memorial to Earl of Derby in Liverpool Cathedral; George W. Christian, a Liverpool "black" in Africa. Near fine. 8.75" x 5.25". ISBN 0140332X. 1986
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Book number: 3082
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.84 | JP¥ 862]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Lancashire Cheshire Earl of Derby Halton Childwall Jeremy Shakerley

 
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WORLD TIMBER SUPPLIES.
London. Timber Development Association Ltd., 1944., 27 pages. A folded map of the world showing "Forest Regions of the World.". Near fine except previous owner's name om title page. Near fine red stiff paper cover. 7.25" x 4.75 1944
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Book number: 1957
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.61 | JP¥ 287]
Keywords: timber wood trees forests

 
ARCHER, FRED. (EDITED BY)
THE COUNTRYMAN COTTAGE LIFE BOOK.
Newton Abbot. David & Charles, 1974, Hardback. First edition. Compiled from articles published in "The Countryman." magazine. About the people who lived in rural cottages, their work, recreation, customs, poverty, and humour, in traditional cottage life.199 pages, 26 b./w. photographs on 16 pages. Near fine, no inscription or marks, in near fine cover. Near fine d./w., not price clipped (£3.50) ISBN 0715365800. 1974
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Book number: 6238
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.22 | JP¥ 575]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: cottage countryman ag lab agricultural labourer

 
ARDAGH, JOHN
FRANCE IN THE 1980'S. The Definitive Book.
London. Penguin Books, 1985., Reprint. A Pelican paperback. 672 pages. Contents near fine, no inscription or marks. Cover near fine, but corners slightly knocked. Priced on back £5.95. ISBN 0140224092. 1985
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Book number: 5580
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.61 | JP¥ 287]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: France 1980's politics Mitterrand Chirac Giscard Left Bank Seine de Gaulle

 
ARMSTRONG, EDWARD A.
The Folklore of Birds. An Enquiry into the Origin & Distribution of some Magico-Religious Traditions. (New Naturalist.)
London. Collins, 1958., Hardback. First edition of one of the rarer New Naturalist books. 272 pages, illustrated with 1 colour & 54 b./w. photographs, with 85 illustrations in the text. 22cm. x 15.5cm. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. priced 30s. 1958
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Book number: 9726
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 88.5 US$ 97.94 | JP¥ 10779]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: folklore tradition traditions birds ornithology

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