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BREARLEY, DENIS
LAKE DISTRICT PLACE-NAMES. Explained for the General Reader.
Newcastle upon Tyne. Frank Graham, 1974, Paperback. One of the very useful series "Northern History Booklets", # 48. Occasionally includes family names & buildings, such as farms if they were connected with the place. 64 pages. 8½" x 5½". Near fine, no inscription, or marks. ISBN 0859830756 1974
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Book number: 2656
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Keywords: place-names places name Lake District Lancashire

 
BREESE, DILYS.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT OWLS.
London. Midsummer Books, 1998., Written by a producer of BBC Television series " Wildlife On One.". This is all about the 6 species of owls who live in Britain, & information on some of the amazing owls in the world. It has some exceptional photographs of this lovely bird which, very sadly, is possibly in decline. 48 pages. Colour photographs & illustrations on every page, with distribution maps. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. which isn't price clipped, £9.95. 12½" x 9¼". ISBN 190073205X. 1998
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Book number: 3016
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: owls owlets birds ornithology

 
BRIGGS, ASA AND SNOWMAN, DANIEL. (EDITORS.) SIGNED COPY.
FINS DE SIECLE. How Centuries End. 1400 - 2000
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1996., Hardback. Signed by Daniel Snowmen on front endpage. 248 pages. 119 colour and b./w. illustrations. Contents clean, no inscription or marks. Cover is near fine. Near fine d./w., not price clipped but not priced. 25.5cm. x 18cm. ISBN 0300066872 1996
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Book number: 8418
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Keywords: century centuries centenial

 
BRIGGS, ASA
FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE. The Centenary History of Lewis's.
London. B.T. Batsford, 1956., Foreword by the Earl of Woolton. 242 pages including index. Illustrated with 6 colour plates, 54 in b./w., and 13 b./w. drawings within text. Red cloth cover & contents near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., & not price clipped (18 / -) 1956
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Book number: 5931
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Keywords: Liverpool Lewis's department store shops business

 
BRIGGS, ASA.
THE POWER OF STEAM. An Illustrated History of the World's Steam Age.
London. Michael Joseph, 1982., First edition. 208 pages. Over 200 colour and b./w. illustrations. Contents near fine, no inscription or marks. D./w. is near fine, not price clipped (£10.50). 26cm. x 20cm. ISBN 0718120760. 1982
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Book number: 7331
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Keywords: steam locomotive steam engine steam roller threshing machine

 
BRIGGS, ASA.
A SOCIAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND. New Edition.
London. BCA / Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994., Reprint, first published 1983, this new edition is completely re-illustrated with 250 maps, prints, paintings & photographs. 352 pages. 10.75"x 8". Near fine in near fine d./w. 1994
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Book number: 3644
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Keywords: history social history England Victorian Industrialization Taxation Invasion

 
BRIGHTMAN, FRANK H. (TEXT) & NICHOLSON, B.E. (ILLUSTRATIONS).
THE OXFORD BOOK OF FLOWERLESS PLANTS. Ferns, Fungi, Mosses & Liverworts, Lichens & Seaweeds.
London. Oxford University Press, 1974., Reprint. An introduction to the flowerless plants found in the British Isles, with not only the mosses and lichens but also 78 species of seaweed and 250 different fungi (the mind boggles!) all illustrated in colour. 96 pages of colour illustrations with the relevant text opposite. 208 pages including suggestions for further reading and index. Near fine except previous owner's name, date & school neatly written top of f.e.p. D./w. slightly worn top of spine, price clipped, o./w. near fine. 9.75" x 7". ISBN 019910047. 1974
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Book number: 2373
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: fungi ferns lichen mosses liverworts seaweeds flowerless

 
BRIMBLE, L.J.F.
TREES IN BRITAIN.
London. MacMillan, 1948., Reprint. No d.w. Owners name on f.e.p, endpapers slightly foxed, Plate 7 was torn out then replaced with sellotape, o./w. very good. 352 pages including list of botanical names. 8 plates in colour, approximately 150 b. & w. photographs, illustrations & woodcuts. 9.5" x 6". 1948
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Book number: 571
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Keywords: Trees shrubs bushes timber arboretum gardening forests woods copses

 
BRISTOW, BRIGADIER R. C. B.
MEMORIES OF THE BRITISH RAJ. A Soldier In India.
London. Johnson, 1974, 208 pages. 16 b./w. photographs and 2 maps. Near fine but corners slightly bumped, and previous owner's name on f.e.p. Near fine d./w., except tear on front top corner, and small tear on back bottom corner. Priced £3.50. 8.75" x 5.5". 1974
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Book number: 6080
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Keywords: India Raj Dogra Regiment Waziristan Punjab

 
BROCKIE, KEITH
KEITH BROCKIE'S WILDLIFE SKETCHBOOK.
London. J.M. Dent, 1981, Foreword by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. First edition. A lovely book, every page is illustrated, mainly in colour, with drawings and paintings of birds and their feathers. Also animals, including otters, deer, ponies & squirrels. Plus fish, trees, flowers and lovely scenery. Includes some sketches done on St. Kilda. Beautiful ! 130 pages. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. but price clipped. Green cloth cover is near fine. ISBN 0460045148. 1981
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Book number: 7129
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: sketching painting drawing sketchbook St. Kilda wildlife Keith Brockie

 
BRODRICK, ALAN HOUGHTON
CROSS - CHANNEL.
London. The National Book Association / Hutchinson, 1947., About France & the French, with quotes from writers and others. 192 pages & 4 p. index. Map of France on endpapers. Slightly worn on spine, edges & corners, and previous owner's 4 line inscription on half title, o./w. very good. No d./w. 9" x 6". 1947
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Book number: 2465
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Keywords: France French Francophile

 
BROMLEY, JOHN AND CHILD, HEATHER.
The Armorial Bearings Of The Guilds On London.
London. Frederick Warne, 1960., A Record of the Heraldry of the Surviving Companies With Historical Notes by John Bromley. 40 plates in full colour & numerous line drawings by Heather Child." Foreword by Anthony R. Wagner, Richmond Herald. 282 pages including glossary of heraldic terns, index of mottoes, & index. 40 colour & 16 b./w. plates, many line drawings in the text. Near fine, no inscription or marks, in dark red cloth with gilt lettering. Near fine d./w. but top of spine is worn, edges & corners slightly bumped, price clipped but Warne price label added for £25. 9.5" x 6.5 1960
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Book number: 5883
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Catalogue: History
Keywords: Guild guild armorial arms heralds mottoes cordwainer cuttler fishmonger clockmaker broderer ironmonger farrier feltmaker bowyer goldsmith scrivener

 
BRONDSTED, JOHANNES.
THE VIKINGS.
London. Penguin Books, 1973., Paperback. A Penguin Original. Reprint, from the new translation by Kalle Skop in 1965, the original first published 1960. 347 pages, including bibliography. 2 maps and 46 b./w. photographs on 24 pages. 18cm. x 11cm. Contents clean, no inscription. Stiff card cover is near fine, priced on back 60p., tip of front top corner is slightly creased, and tips of all corners are slightly worn. (Can send scan) . 1973.
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Book number: 8035
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Keywords: Vikings Norway Denmark Sweden Scandinavia invasion

 
BRONOWSKI; LORD DAVID CECIL; JULIAN HUXLEY; BERTRAND RUSSELL; JOHN SUMMERSON & G.M. TREVELYAN.
IDEAS and BELIEFS of the VICTORIANS. An historic revaluation of the Victorian Age.
London. Sylvan Press, 1950., Reprint, first published 1949. "This series of talks broadcast on the British Broadcasting Corporation Third Programme was first published 1949..". " With contributions from 50 top writers." Among the writers are Bertrand Russell, Lord David Cecil, G.M.. Trevelyan, Alex Vidler, Mons Ronald Knox, Julian Huxley, Glyn E Daniel. 448 pages. Contents very good but endpages are foxed, & f.e.p. is faintly marked where bookplate once was. The back hinge was exposed where the endpaper split, so I've glued the paper over the crack, covering the cotton lining. No d./w. 1950
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Book number: 6311
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Keywords: Victorians attitude beliefs ideas 19th Century

 
BROWN, FENNELL, KASER, WILLETTS (EDITORS).
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Russia & The Soviet Union.
Cambridge. Cambridge University Press, 1984., Reprint. First published 1982. 492 pages. 45 maps. Many photographs & illustrations throughout. The 4 editors gathered contributions from 100 experts at 33 universities & research institutes. 26.5cm. x 22.5cm. Near fine condition, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. but front top corner has 3cm. tear on side edge. ISBN 0521231698. 1984
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Book number: 271
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Keywords: Communism, Socialism Soviets Moscow Kremlin

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