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BOWLE, JOHN.
ENGLAND. A Portrait.
London. Readers Union, 1968., Hardback, reprint. First published 1966 by Ernest Benn. 262 pages. Black cloth cover & contents are near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., priced 8s. (40p.?) 1968.
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Book number: 10128
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: England

 
BOWMAN, GERALD.
JUMP FOR IT ! Stories of the Caterpillar Club.
London. Evans Brothers, 1955., First edition. "A collection of true stories of men who owe their lives to a parachute descent ... also brings ... terror & danger." 198 pages. 21 b./w. photographs on 13 pages. Cloth cover slightly bumped on corners, otherwise near fine. Contents clean and near fine, no inscriptions or marks. D./w. slightly foxed on inside, not visible from outside, slightly worn & torn on edges & corners, o./w. near fine, priced 12/6. 22.25cm. x 14.5cm. 1955
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Book number: 7995
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Catalogue: Military History
Keywords: Caterpillar Club Royal Airforce RAF parachutes

 
BOWMAN, GERALD
The Lamp and the Book." The Story of the R.C.N. 1916-1966.
London. Queen Anne Press, 1967., The story of the Royal College of Nursing. 206 pages. 20 b./w. photographs on 16 pages. Contents clean but for previous owner's name on f.e.p. No d./w. Cover is near fine. 22.5cm. x 14.5cm. 1967
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Book number: 8296
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Keywords: Royal College of Nursing 5772b nurse medical

 
BOYD, A.K.
The History of Radley College. 1847 - 1947.
Oxford. Basil Blackwell, 1948., History of St. Peter's College, Radley from 1847-1947. Sadly the main part of the archives went missing in the 2nd W./W. including the hand- written Registers. 464 pages. Colour frontispiece of Radley is from a sketch by Turner. 94 b.& w. illustrations. Near fine, except top corners slightly bumped. Near fine d./w. except slightly worn top & bottom, a 1" tear on top back & 1" tear bottom back. 22cm. x 14cm. 1948
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Book number: 628
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 11.82 | JP¥ 1294]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: College Education Ridley Sewell Radley College

 
BRACK, ALAN
A CHESHIRE CHRISTMAS.
Stroud. Alan Sutton, 1994, Softback. A selection of items connected with Christmas and Cheshire, compiled by Alan Brack. 151 pages. Illustrated with about 40 b. & w. photographs or prints. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Priced on back cover £7.99. 8½" x 6". ISBN 0750905530. 1994
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Book number: 3760
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 US$ 3.94 | JP¥ 431]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: Cheshire Chester Poulton Lancelyn Norman Thelwell Elizabeth Gaskell Knutsford Gawsworth Lyme Park Lewis Carrol

 
BRADBURY, JIM.
THE MEDIEVAL ARCHER.
Woodbridge, Suffolk. The Boydell Press, 1985., Traces the history of the archer in the Medieval period from the Norman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses. The longbow ... bows for hunting ... archer's role in warfare .. the archer in society, such as Robin Hood ... the yeoman archer ... and the rise of the handgun." 198 pages including bibliography & index. About 75 illustrations ( not numbered).10" x 7.75". Near fine but slightly dented on front bottom. Near fine d./w. but slightly marked, faint scratches on front, 2 small tears front top edge & price clipped. ISBN 0851151949. 1985
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Book number: 3670
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: archery bowmen longbow archers warfare Robin Hood bow weapon yeomen

 
BRADFIELD, NANCY.
HISTORICAL COSTUMES OF ENGLAND. From the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century.
London. George G.Harrap, 1970., Ex library. Changes in fashion over 900 years. The text was first published in 1938, it has been revised, enlarged and updated to bring it up to 1968. Nancy Bradfield wrote 3 new sections for men & women's fashions, with new line drawings. 200 pages, and 32 new b.& w. photographs.10" x 7½". Apart from library stamps, numbers & marks on f.e.p., stamp on reverse of title page, 3 tiny ink spots on p. 116, shelf wear on bottom edge, 2 marks on cover where d./w. inside sleeve was stuck on, otherwise it would be almost near fine. D./w. was inside protective sleeve, causing bottom edge to curl slightly, o./w. very good. ISBN 0245599363. 1970
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Book number: 2047
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: costume fashion garments dress clothing crinoline doublet shoes zxc bbbb

 
BRADFORD, ERNLE
THE GREAT SIEGE. Malta 1565.
London. The Reprint Society, 1962., Hardback. Reprint, first published 1961 by Hodder & Stoughton. 255 pages. 3 maps & a b./w. illustration. 19cm. x 13cm. Near fine, no inscription or marks, in near fine d./w. 1962
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Book number: 8995
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: Malta Soleyman Knights of St. John Senglea Rhodes Gozo Janissaries Dragut Rais Birgu Balbi Mdina Admiral Piali Jean Valette Don Garcia de Toledo

 
BRAMWELL, MARTYN. (PROJECT EDITOR.)
THE MITCHELL BEAZLEY WORLD ATLAS OF BIRDS.
London. Mitchell Beazley, 1974., A lovely book, eack country's birds illustrated & described. 272 pages, with scientific & common names. 500 full colour portraits, 270 line drawings,167 maps & diagrams. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Slightly worn d./w., 2 tears, 2.5cm. on front bottom edge, repaired on inside with clear tape. 2 small tears back top edge. 29.75cm. x 23.5cm. ISBN 0855330422. 1974
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Book number: 7757
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: birds atlas ornithology

 
BRANDER, MICHAEL.
THE MAKING OF THE HIGHLANDS.
London. Constable, 1980., 240 pages. About 17 colour and 80 b./w. photographs & illustrations, some of them double paged. 4 maps. Near fine but on top corner of front endpaper a price was written hard in pencil then rubbed out but it may have removed surface of paper? Near fine d./w. priced £7.95. 24cm. x 16cm. Published probably by Guild / The Book Club? But the publisher on d./w., spine & title page is Constable.) Near fine, except on corner of f.e.p. an old price written hard in pencil has been rubbed out, but is still faintly visible. Near fine d./w. 240 pages including bibliography & index. Approximately 17 colour, and 80 b. & w. photographs & illustrations, some are double page. 4 maps. 9½" x 6¼". ISBN 0 094638306. 1980
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Book number: 1689
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: Scotland The Highlands Highland Clearances Bonny Prince Charlie '45 Rebellion Glencoe Culloden

 
BRANGHAM, A.N.
The Naturalist's Riviera.
London. Phoenix House, 1962., The natural history of Provence and the French Riviera. 339 pages, including a list of organixations of interest to naturalists. 44 b./w. photographs by J. P. Vanden Beckhoudt. Folded map of French Riviera in back. 22cm x 4.5cm. No d./w. Contents near fine, no inscription. Cover has small mark front top corner, o./w. very good. 1962
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Book number: 6899
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: Provence Riviera flowers animals birds flora fauna insects butterflies snakes lizards geckos grasshoppers

 
BRANIGAN, KEITH.
Roman Britain. Life In An Imperial Province.
London. Readers Digest, 1993., Reprint, with amendments. Foreword by Barry Cunliffe. 319 pages including gazetteer of Roman Britain. End pages illustrated with maps of Roman Britain. Colour and b./ w. ilustrations on almost every page. Near fine except bottom edge slightly rubbed. D./w. near fine but top edge slightly bumped. ISBN 0276002113. 1993
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Book number: 1478
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: Roman Britain Romans Hill Forts Hadrian's Wall Roman villas

 
BRATBY, MICHAEL AND SCOTT, PETER
THROUGH THE AIR. Adventures With Wild Fowl and Small-Boat Sailing.
London. Country Life Ltd., 1941., First edition, published Nov. 1941. Text is by Michael Bratby, a friend of Peter Scott, and is based on broadcasts he made to introduce radio listeners to wildfowl, and talks he gave every autumn when he described the arrival of 6 kinds of wild geese on a nearby estuary. 127 pages. Contents near fine, but slightly foxed at front & back. On half-title page is a bookplate without any name or inscription. (from a book token designed by John Nash.) Illustrated with 21 full page b./w. photographs and b./w. drawings by Peter Scott. No d./w. Cover slightly worn & bumped on corners, faint mark on back, o./w. near fine. 1941
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Book number: 6146
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: Dais1942 birds wildfowl geese sailing dinghy Iceland shelducks herons

 
BRAUDEL, FERNAND.
THE MEDITERRANEAN and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II.
London. Book Club / Harper/Collins,1992., Reprint. First published 1949 in France, 2nd revised edition 1966, translated into English 1972 by Sian Reynolds. Abridged by Richard Ollard. 690 pages.13 colour and 306 b./w. photographs, some maps & charts. 23.75cm. x 17.75cm. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. but top edge slightly bumped. 1992
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Book number: 5466
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Keywords: Mediterranean Phillip II Spain

 
BRAUN, HUGH.
THE ENGLISH CASTLE.
London. B. T. Batsford, 1942-43., Second edition, revised. Foreword by Hilaire Belloc. 120 pages. Colour frontispiece is a painting of Richmond Castle, and 121 black & white photographs. Attractive d../w. is worn on corners and edges, top of spine and front top corner are torn, o./w. very good. 22cm. x 14cm. 1942
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Book number: 6689
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Keywords: castle England Kenilworth barbican Camber castle Framlingham Pevensey Barnwell Conway castle Bodiam

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