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BODYSNATCHERS:  A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832., Fido, Martin.
101 Fido, Martin. BODYSNATCHERS: A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1988. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297793934 B&w illustrations. "From 1740 to 1832, freshly buried corpses were dug up and surreptitiously hawked to surgeons and anatomists in London and Edinburgh to dissect for research and teaching purposes. The resurrection trade brought together Fellows of the Royal Society and slum-dwelling criminals in an unholy alliance. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the illicit trade had become one of London's most effic i e n t l y o rganized departments of crime, with gang-leader Ben Crouch securing a virtual monopoly of delivery to half the teaching hospitals. In Scotland, several surgeons of great eminence loved the adventure of association with desperadoes and w il li ng ly a c co mpanied them on their nocturnal excavations. Not surprisingly, there was great public consternation about the activities of the bodysnatchers, but it was only when Burke and Hare introduced murder as a means of acquiring 'sub jec ts' th at the au th ori ties acted to eradicate the ghoulish practice. Martin Fido's book is an enthralling study of a strange byway of criminal low life. It provides the first full and accurate accounts of murderers Helen Torrence and Jean Wald ie, Bish op and Head an d El iza Ross. With sketches of the great surgeons who encouraged and sought to control the trade, 'Bodysnatchers' will interest many in the medical profession and social historians as well as devotees of the true crim e gen re." Pev iou s ow ner's nam e/dat e on free front endpaper and embossed stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
A TOUR THROUGH FORD WORKS DAGENHAM ESSEX.  PREPARED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF VISITORS., Ford Motor Company.
102 Ford Motor Company. A TOUR THROUGH FORD WORKS DAGENHAM ESSEX. PREPARED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF VISITORS.
Dagenham, Essex Ford Motor Company Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
Unpaginated (32 pp excluding covers), 8 1/2" H, undated, circa 1937. Plan of tour, plus many b&w photographs. Contents: The Ford Organization; Plan of Tour; Important Notes; The Boys' Trade School; The Ford Jetty; The Electric Power House; The Blast Furnace; The Coke Ovens; By-Products Plant; The Foundry; Treatment of Castings; In the Machine Shop; The Works Hospital; Engine Assembly; Radiator Making; Final Assembly; Aks About These. Interior - rust on staples and rust staining to centre page gutter, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little.
103 Ford, Boris, ed. Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
349 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain; The Decorative and Useful Arts; Flowers in the Valley: Folk-Songs in Britain; The Visual Arts; Holkham Hall, Norfolk; Literature; Vauxhall Gardens; Architecture; 'The English Taste in Gardening'; Music; Augustan Bath; Further Reading and Reference; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance.
104 Ford, Boris, ed. Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
347 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Later Victorian Age (The reign in review / Tendencies and trends); Architecture; The Public Park; Literature; The Drama of Wilde and Pinero; New Homes for Barons and Artisans; Fine Arts; The City of Glasgow; Design, Craft and Industry; The Eisteddfod; Music; Clowns and Augustes; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 6. THE ROMANTIC AGE IN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: ROMANTICS TO EARLY VICTORIANS.), Ford, Boris, ed.  David Punter, Alexander Youngson, John Beer, Michael Rosenthal, John Harvey, Alexandra Wedgwood, H.C. Robbins Landon, Tom Williamson, Pat Kirkham, Christopher Gillie.
105 Ford, Boris, ed. David Punter, Alexander Youngson, John Beer, Michael Rosenthal, John Harvey, Alexandra Wedgwood, H.C. Robbins Landon, Tom Williamson, Pat Kirkham, Christopher Gillie. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 6. THE ROMANTIC AGE IN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: ROMANTICS TO EARLY VICTORIANS.)
Cambridge Cambrige University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
330 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; Romantics to Early Victorians; Edinburgh: City of Reason and Nature; Literature; The Fine Arts; Graphic Satire and Illustration; Architecture; Music; The Athenaeum; Enclosure and the English Hedgerow; The Applied Arts: Design, Craft and Trade; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 2.  MEDIEVAL BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN:  THE MIDDLE AGES.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Derek Pearsall, Nicola Coldstream, Nigel Nicolson, Stephen Medcalf, Richard Axton, T.A. Heslop, R.B. Dobson, Nick Sandon, Christopher Page, Tom Williamson, Carol Meale.
106 Ford, Boris, ed. Derek Pearsall, Nicola Coldstream, Nigel Nicolson, Stephen Medcalf, Richard Axton, T.A. Heslop, R.B. Dobson, Nick Sandon, Christopher Page, Tom Williamson, Carol Meale. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 2. MEDIEVAL BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE MIDDLE AGES.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
290 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Middle Ages; Architecture; Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk; Literature and Drama; Festive Culture in Country and Town; The Visual Arts and Crafts; The City of York; Music; The Working Landscape; Further reading and artists' biographies; Index. Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie.
107 Ford, Boris, ed. Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.)
Cambridge Cambrige University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
325 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; Renaissance and Reformation; Architecture; Literature and Drama; The Town of Shrewsbury; Music; Renaissance Gardens and Parks; Painting and Imagery; A Tudor House: Hardwick Hall; The Crafts and Decorative Arts; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell.
108 Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
289 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction / Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age / Roman Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (Architecture; Verulamium: Social and Artistic Development; The Visual Arts and Crafts; Lullingstone Villa) / Early Medieval Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (The Visual Arts and Crafts; Old English Literature; Winchester: The Rise of an Early Capital; The Arts of Late Celtic Britain (AD 600-900); Architecture; Music; The White Tower of London) / Appendix: Further Reading / Sources of Illustrations / Index. Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 9. MODERN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Ford, Boris, ed.  Roy Shaw, Gwen Shaw, Paul Griffiths, Fernau Hall, Peter Fuller, Andrew Saint, Christopher Frayling, Gilbert Phelps, Neil Sinyard, Joseph Rykwert, Simon Pepper, John Heskett, Alan Munton.
109 Ford, Boris, ed. Roy Shaw, Gwen Shaw, Paul Griffiths, Fernau Hall, Peter Fuller, Andrew Saint, Christopher Frayling, Gilbert Phelps, Neil Sinyard, Joseph Rykwert, Simon Pepper, John Heskett, Alan Munton. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 9. MODERN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
350 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Cultural and Social Setting; Music; Ballet; The Visual Arts; New Towns; The Third Programme; The Crafts; Literature and Drama; Film; Architecture; Housing at Roehampton; Industrial Design; Further Reading and Reference; Index. A few very small areas of faint colour fading on front board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 8. EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE EDWARDIAN AGE AND THE INTER-WAR YEARS.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Wilfrid Mellers, Rupert Hildyard, Jacques Berthoud, Simon Pepper, Michael Kennedy, Richard Cork, John Beer, John Summerson, Neil Sinyard, Gillian Naylor, Frank Whitehead.
110 Ford, Boris, ed. Wilfrid Mellers, Rupert Hildyard, Jacques Berthoud, Simon Pepper, Michael Kennedy, Richard Cork, John Beer, John Summerson, Neil Sinyard, Gillian Naylor, Frank Whitehead. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 8. EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE EDWARDIAN AGE AND THE INTER-WAR YEARS.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
348 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Edwardian Age and the Inter-War Years; Literature and Drama; The Garden City; Music; The Visual Arts; The 'Civilization' of Bloomsbury; Architecture; Grierson and the Documentary Film; Design and Industry; John Laing's Sunnyfields Estate, Mill Hill; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
111 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
112 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." Book has minor cocking. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY., Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles.
113 Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY.
New York Gramercy 1993 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Graham Johnston, Herald Painter to the Lyon Court. 
647 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illlustrated with b&w drawings, photographs, colour plates. "(A) thorough explanation of the rules governing the establishment and use of coasts of arms which includes an extraordinarily detailed compendium of the individual elements and designs in the coats of arms of England and Scotland. Because every representation has a specific meaning, based on recognized historical interpretation, Fox-Davies has divided the book into chapters on such symbols as beasts, birds, trees, flowers, crests, crowns, coronets, badges, and mottoes. The inheritance pattern of each heraldic symbol is described and there is an explanation of what happens when one noble family intermarries with another and the coats of arms must be combined.." Very light browning to page margins and edges of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinge and flap-folds, minor browning on inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BELOVED EMMA: THE LIFE OF EMMA LADY HAMILTON., Fraser, Flora.
114 Fraser, Flora. BELOVED EMMA: THE LIFE OF EMMA LADY HAMILTON.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986, first edition. 
410 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297788957 Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "(C)harts Emma's life from her birth as the daughter of a Cheshire blacksmith to her death fifty years later in Calais in circumstances of poverty and neglect. (Fraser) deals in particular depth with the Italian period of Emma's life, when - as the wife of Sir William Hamilton, the affable, erudite British Minister at Naples - she became an intimate friend of the Queen of Naples and s at to all the portrait painters of Europe. The licentious climate of Naples provided an easy setting for Emma's famous romance with Lord Nelson: London Society's reaction to the affair is chronicled in fascinating detail. Flora Fraser sheds n e w l i ght on the shifting relationship between Emma, Nelson and Sir William at Paradise Merton, their home in Surrey, and explores Emma's later life - her strange, will-o'-the-wisp existence after the deaths of her husband and her lover. The a ut ho r h as h ad access to private manuscripts and illustrative material in England and Italy, and her extensive use of contemporary sources such as letters and diaries bring the period vividly to life." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dus t jac ket h as li ght edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing - small line indentations on rear panel, two tiny chips, a little dust staining at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
115 Fraser, William C. THE YELPIN' STANE: STORIES OF SCOTTISH VILLAGE LIFE.
Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1928, first edition. 
180 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Page edges untrimmed. By the author of "Waups of Durley". Contents: The Yelpin' Stane; The Roup; Moses Fopperbeck; The Clocker; Charlie Rob ison Crusoe; The Muckle Troot; The Twelfth; A Wireless Message; The Muirburn; A Student's Flitting; Robbie Lindsay; The Laird's Harangue. Tiny light stain in margin of pages 171 to 175, book lightly cracked at two places, browning to edge s o f t e x t b lock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few small faint marks on boards. Very Good 
Price: 97.50 USD
 
 
ONCE ROUND THE UMBRELLA TREE., Gadsby, Elsie.
116 Gadsby, Elsie. ONCE ROUND THE UMBRELLA TREE.
BBC Radio Derby/Derbyshire Library Service, (Derby, 1984). 
101 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos and drawings. The author's reminisences of Derbyshire from the late 1920s through the war years. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing/soiling, s mall area of surface paper loss at edge of back cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS., Gander, Marsland.  (Leonard Marsland Gander.)
117 Gander, Marsland. (Leonard Marsland Gander.) AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS.
London MacDonald 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Signed by Author
367 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "L.Marsland Gander / London, / July 9, 1950" with underscore. "Marsland Gander is a man who has 'been places and seen things', things which he records in this autobiography of a successful journalist with all the vigour and humour of a great adventure. Born and brought up in London's East End, the future War Correspondent and Radio Critic started his career on a local paper and worked his way up. Since those early days he has visited more than thirty countries and met many famous men and women. His assignments have given him an 'inside slant' on some of the biggest stories of recent times, and in several instances he is now able to disclose information which was hitherto suppressed by the censor. (He) witnessed the much criticised campaign in Southern France, the sensational capture of Leros, the Airborne drop across the Rhine and the liberation of Rome, Athens and Amster-dam. Since the war he has toured America from coast to coast and has much to say of recent radio and television developments. There are personal anecdotes of President Truman, the Pope, Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, George Lansbury, of famous soldiers like Montgomery and Alexander, and many others." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page leaf with three very small or tiny chips (with opposite leaf paper tags) and a very small edge tear - also a soft wrinkle, light toning to endpapers, light toning to edges of text block and tiny foxing marks on top of text block, tiny dents on bottom edge of both boards, one tiny and one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has small chips and tears (some with creases) - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on panels, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LONDON TRANSPORT AND THE POLITICANS., Garbutt, Paul E.
118 Garbutt, Paul E. LONDON TRANSPORT AND THE POLITICANS.
Ian Allan, London, 1985, first edition. 
128 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0711014787 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Enter the Politicans; The GLC Takes Over; After the Honeymoon; Horace Cutler in Command; The Axeman Cometh - and Goeth; Ken Liv ingstone and the Fares Fiasco; Under New Management; Fresh Challenges; A Chance to Get Things Right. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one small soft corner crease, minor edge wear, minor rubbing. V G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY., Gardner, Brian.
119 Gardner, Brian. THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1971, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 024664043X B&w plates, maps. "There has never been a company like the East India Company: it ruled over nearly one-fifth of the world's population, possessed its own army and navy, its own c ivil service, and even its own church. It became the greatest military power in Asia and had a revenue larger than that of Great Britain itself. This is the story of the London merchants who, in their persistent and dogged quest for trade w i t h t h e East, struggled with misunderstanding and suspicion, rivalry with the French and the collapse of the authority of the Indian emperors. The Company brought the brilliant military conquests of men like Robert Dlive and Warren Hastings, an d th e a cq ui sitions of Sir Stamford Raffles and men who spent their entire careers in its service. There were the conquests of the Wellesleys, the intrigues and battles for power with the British government, the prejudice and envy inspired b y t he re tu rn hom e o f wealthy retired employees, and the compromise which ended in the appointment of government selected Governors-General. The story of the East India Company is one of adventure, triumph and disaster, pride and loyalty, that spa ns more th an two hund red years of British history: it is also the story of the foundation of the British Empire in India." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. Very Good/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LLOYD'S MEDALS, 1836-1989.  A HISTORY OF MEDALS AWARDED BY THE CORPORATION OF LLOYD'S.  (AWARDS FOR COURAGE AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES.), Gawler, Jim.
120 Gawler, Jim. LLOYD'S MEDALS, 1836-1989. A HISTORY OF MEDALS AWARDED BY THE CORPORATION OF LLOYD'S. (AWARDS FOR COURAGE AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES.)
Toronto Hart 1989 0969373201 / 9780969373209 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
180 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life (at Sea); Lloyd's Medal for Meritorious Services; Lloyd's Medals for Services to Lloyd's; Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at Sea; Bars, Designers; Alphabetical Index of Medal recipients. "(A) complete history of the medals awarded by the Corporation of Lloyd's since inception (providing) details of a cross-section of awards. The index gives a full list of recipients, and covers the period of awards up to the end of December, 1989." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, heavy bump at bottom of rear hinge area. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, K.G. KEY TO THE FAMOUS CHARACTERS DELINEATED IN HIS HISTORICAL ROMANCES, WITH PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHIES SUPPLEMENTED BY A CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF LORD BEACONSFIELD.
Mendes, H. Pereira, Dr. Miscellaneous Addenda by Robert Arnot.
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RHODESIA ACCUSES.  RHODESIA CONDEMNS.  2 VOLUMES., Peck. A. J. A.
RHODESIA ACCUSES. RHODESIA CONDEMNS. 2 VOLUMES.
Peck. A. J. A.
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LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY:  THE LOST LEGACY OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE., Countess of Carnarvon.  (Lady Fiona Carnarvon.)
LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY: THE LOST LEGACY OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE.
Countess of Carnarvon. (Lady Fiona Carnarvon.)
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KING GEORGE VI:  A PICTORIAL RECORD OF HIS GREAT LIFE., Beckles, Gordon, introduction.  Tribute by Winston Churchill.  Message to the Nation by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
KING GEORGE VI: A PICTORIAL RECORD OF HIS GREAT LIFE.
Beckles, Gordon, introduction. Tribute by Winston Churchill. Message to the Nation by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
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