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BLAMEY, MARJORIE (ILLUSTRATOR) AND GREY-WILSON, CHRISTOPHER (TEXT).
THE ILLUSTRATED FLORA OF BRITAIN AND NORTHERN EUROPE.
London. Hodder & Stoughton / Domino Books,1989, Reprint, first published 1989. " Over 2400 plants, native and introduced, described & illustrated in colour." Marjorie Blamey's lovely paintings, and Dr. Christopher Grey-Wilson's words, describing the plants, habitat etc.combine to make a beautiful book. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., isn't price clipped (£25.00) 543 pages including list of further reading, index of English names & index of scientific names. 10½" x 7". ISBN 0340401702 1989
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Book number: 4517
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: flower botany flora plants nature habitat

 
BLUNT, WILFRED.
Isfahan, Pearl of Persia.
London. Paul Elek, 1974., 2nd impression. 208 pages including bibliography & notes. 36 colour photographs and 55 in b./w. by Wim Swaan. 24 illustrations in the text. Contents near fine, clean, no inscription or marks. D./w. is torn on all corners, repared on inside with sellotape, & its price clipped. Cloth cover is near fine. 28cm. x 20.5cm. 1974
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Book number: 8309
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Keywords: Persia Isfahan Shah Mosque Safavid Minarets Iran

 
BOEHN, MAX VON.
MODES AND MANNERS. VOLUME III The Seventeenth Century.
London. George G. Harrap, 1935., First edition. "Describes the fashions and social manners current among the better classes of European peoples from the period of the Early Middle Ages, with Germany as the focal-point." Translated by Joan Joshua. 228 pages. 31 colour & 186 b./ w. illustrations. Contents near fine, no inscription or marks. D./w. is very good but bumped on edges, top of spine & corners are worn & torn, and spine is soiled. 22cm. x 14.5cm.
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Book number: 8021
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: fashion manners clothes 17th century Paris Europe

 
BOLDT, GERHARD.
HITLER'S LAST DAYS. An Eye-witness Account.
London. Sphere Books, 1973., Paperback. First published in German in 1947. Translated by Sandra Bance. 188 pages, with about 28 b./w. photographs on 16 pages. 6.75" x 4".Corners slightly bumped, edges slightly worn o./w. very good. ISBN 0722117353. 1973
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Book number: 2383
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Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Hitler Nazis W./W.2 Eva Braun

 
BONHAM-CARTER, VICTOR.
The English Village.
Harmondsworth. Penguin, 1952., A Pelican paperback. A241. First edition thus. 249 pages. 29 b./w. photographs on16 pages, plus line drawings by Hellmuth Weissenborn, & foreword by Dr. C.S. Orwin. "An informative survey of the English village as a place and as a community, describing its history, analysing its various elements - physical, industrial, administrative, religious, and human - and outlining its probable future." 18cm. x 11.cm. Near fine, no inscription or marks. 1952
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Book number: 9871
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: village hamlet village church village school village school enclosures

 
BORD, JANET & COLIN.
Modern Mysteries of Britain.
London. Grafton Books, 1988, Paperback. "One hundred years of strange events." 364 pages, illustrated with b./w. photographs & drawings. Includes a 'Chronogical list of strange events', a ' County gazetteer of strange events', bibliography, chapter notes, and index. Contents clean & near fine, no inscription. Cover is very good but bottom front cprner is bumped & starting to curl. Priced on back £7.99. ISBN 0586065296 1988
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Book number: 8711
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Keywords: Mystery mysteries ghosts phantoms

 
BORGER, HUGH
MUSEUMS IN COLOGNE
Munich. Prestel-Verlag, 1988, Softback. "Guide to 26 Collections with an Appendix containing addresses of the most important Art and Antique Dealers, (in Cologne)." 278 pages. Colour photographs on most pages. Near fine stiff card cover. On inside of front cover is a map of Cologne which continues on back of flap. Near fine, no inscription or marks. 24cm. x 13cm. ISBN 3791307878 1988
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Book number: 6957
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: Cologne museum art gallery paintings sculpture antiques

 
BORN, KARL ERICH.
INTERNATIONAL BANKING IN THE 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES.
Leamington Spa. Berg Publishers,1983., Translated from "Geld & Banken im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert." published 1977. Fine, in near fine d./w., priced £19.00. 353 pages including index of banks & bibliography. 8.75" x 5.5" ISBN 0907582036 1983
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Book number: 553
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Keywords: Banks money currency credit finance Rothschilds

 
BOSSY, JOH.
THE ENGLISH CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 1570-1850.
London. Darton, Longman & Todd, 1975., A comprehensive account; other people's research is included with the author's own. "A study of the Roman Catholic community in England between the reign of Elizabeth & ...the 19th century. 446 pages. 9 maps showing distribution of Catholics, of Catholic Missions, of Jesuits, & of Vicars, plus charts, tables & figures. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine, unclipped (£12.00) d./w. but tiny closed tear back bottom edge of spine, & cormers slightly worn. 22cm. x 14cm. ISBN 0232512841 1975
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Book number: 7582
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Keywords: religion Catholic England Jesuits church Roman Catholic Protestant

 
BOUMPHREY, IAN & MARILYN
YESTERDAY'S WIRRAL. NESTON, PARKGATE & HESWALL.
Wirral. Ian & Marilyn Boumphrey, 1987., Paperback. 3rd reprint. With the help of old postcards, Ian & Marilyn Boumphrey show how 3 small towns on the Wirral have changed in the last 130 years. Pages un-numbered, but about 60, with 2 b./w. postcards per page. Slight bend on top front cover & first few pages, o./w. near fine. 11.75" x 8¼". ISBN 0950725501.( Another copy available for only £1. It has 64 pages but bottom corners of pages 1-46 are damaged, mayby from water, causing some damage to the paper. ISBN 0950725552) 1987
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Book number: 2610
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Keywords: Wirral Parkgate Neston Heswall Cheshire River Dee Birkenhead

 
BOUMPHREY, IAN.
YESTERDAY'S BIRKENHEAD. A Pictorial History 1860 to 1960.
Prenton. Ian Boumphrey, 2008., Reprint, first published 2007. Large size softback, 30cm. x 21.25cm. "...including: Prenton, Oxton, Bidston, Upton, Woodchurch, Tranmere, Bebington, New Ferry, Rock Ferry with over 550 photographs/graphics." 128 pages. In fine condition, no names, marks or inscriptions. Priced £9.95 on bottom of title page 2008
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Book number: 9018
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: Birkenhead Prenton Oxton Bidston Upton Woodchurch Tranmere Bebington New Ferry Rock Ferry

 
BOUMPHREY, IAN & MARILYN.
Yesterday's Wirral. BIRKENHEAD, PRENTON & OXTON.
Birkenhead. Ian & Marilyn Boumphrey, 1987., 2nd reprint. Stiff card cover. Approximately 60 pages and about 110 b./w. photographs, taken from old postcards. Near fine, no inscription or marks, priced in front £2.95. Near fine cover. 29.75cm. x 21cm. ISBN 095072551X. 1987
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Book number: 8092
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Keywords: Birkenhead Prenton Oxton Wirral Cheshire Merseyside

 
BOUQUET, A. C.
EVERYDAY LIFE IN NEW TESTAMENT TIMES.
London. B.T. Batsford, 1959, Reprint. First published 1953. 235 pages. Over 100 b./w. photographs, and illustrations from drawings by Marjorie Quennell. Near fine, no inscription or marks. D./w. very good but corners are torn, little bits missing from ends of spine, & slightly worn on edges. 22.25cm. x 14.5cm. 1959
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Book number: 6122
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Keywords: New Testament Jesus disciples apostles Jordan Caesarea Pliny

 
BOURGOGNE, SERGEANT.
THE RETREAT FROM MOSCOW. The Memoirs of SERGEANT BOURGOGNE 1812-1813.
London. The Folio Society, 1987., Second printing, first published in this edition 1985. Translated by J.W. Fortescue. Introduction by Vincent Cronin. 262 pages.16 b./w. illustrations on 10 pages. Near fine, in near fine slipcase. No d../w. 1987
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Book number: 8107
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Keywords: Moscow Bourgogne Russia

 
BOWEN, FRANK C.
FROM CARRACK TO CLIPPER. A Book of Sailing-Ship Models.
London. Halton & Truscott Smith, 1927., First edition. 64 pages of text followed by 67 pages of b./w. photographs of sailing-ship models, 7 pages at the end are a list of "Principal Museums & other institutions in Europe & America containing Ship-Models." 25cm. x 19.5cm. Contents are very good, clean, no inscription or marks, but first few pages are slightly foxed. Cover is good, but corners and edges are worn and the bottom of the spine has split on the backside. 1927
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Book number: 7730
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Keywords: Carrack Clipper sailing-ship model

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