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61 Clay, Catrine. KING, KAISER, TSAR: THREE ROYAL COUSINS WHO LED THE WORLD TO WAR.
London John Murray 2007 0719565375 / 9780719565373 Soft Cover Very Good 
416 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "The King, the Kaiser and the Tsar - George V, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II - were close cousins who knew each other as Georgie, Willy and Nicky. Between them they ruled half the world. Their lives had overlapped since childhood, in palaces of unimaginable opulence, surrounded by flattery and political intrigue. They saw themselves as a trade union of kings, standing firm against Socialism, Republicanism and revolution. But behind the friendliness lurked quarrels and, as the First World War loomed, they turned on each other. Ultimately, when Nicholas II begged for exile in the midst of Russia's revolution, his cousins denied him. This compelling tale of privilege, power and political machination explores whether their blunders caused the lead-up to war and the end of autocratic monarchy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book is very slightly cocked, spine has light creases and is slightly concave. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
62 Cluness, A.T. THE SHETLAND ISLES. THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES.
London Robert Hale 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
308 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. "Here is a detailed description of the islands with their headlands, skerries, tide-streams and lonely tarns; the inhabitants are more intimately and accurately analysed and depicted than ever before. The individuality of the Shetlander is well-known; here that individuality is explained. The saga of the race's endurance and successful efforts throughout the ages to wrest a livelihood from the ocean occupies a fair part of the book, while misconceptions of the Southron regarding the isles are so firmly exposed that the book will alter radically the existing ideas of both English and Scots about the islands and their inhabitants. Space has been devoted to legend and folk-lore, and philologists will find much of interest in the chapters treating of the dialect, which, the author claims, still contains the purest survivals in the British Isles of old Norn and Anglo-Saxon tongues. And throughout there is the rough of the sea, playing its part in the lives of the Shetlander, from the days when Leif the Lucky sailed past Furthurstrander to the times of the Altmark and the Hood. The ornithologist will have especial pleasure in the fine photographs of sea bird life." Light browning on endpapers, darkening to board edges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at board corners, small bump to bottom corner of most pages - heaviest on pages 225 to 240, book slightly cocked, faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has archival tape down inside of rear hinge, moderate browning - mainly on rear panel, edge creasing, several small closed tears, large chips at top of spine, light edge wear, small waterstains on spine - now protected in removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY:  AN INTRODUCTION., Coad, J.G. (Jonathan)
63 Coad, J.G. (Jonathan) HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ROYAL NAVY: AN INTRODUCTION.
London Victor Gollancz, London, 1983. 1983 0575032774 / 9780575032774 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, plans, elevations, maps. "From the 1690s to the First World War, British maritime power, though often challenged, ruled supreme. It was a key factor in the nation's commercial growth which fuelled and underpinned industrial and imperial expansion. Central to the creation and maintenance of that supremacy were the royal dockyards, and the naval hospitals. Without these there could have been no Royal Navy, and Britain's modern history would have been very different. (This book) concentrates on the period from 1700 to 1900, with particular emphasis on the dockyards built to service the sailing navy. They are rich in naval and architectural history and were industrial centres in England well before the Industrial Revolution. They go far towards explaining how it was that Britain was able to maintain and sustain one of the greatest navies the world has seen. With numerous illustrations featuring surviving buildings in Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, Devonport, Harwich, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Bermuda and Antigua, (it) is a fascinating and important book." Tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH COMMONWEAL., Cohen, Victor.
64 Cohen, Victor. THE BRITISH COMMONWEAL.
William Heinemann, London, (1937), Ist edition. 
248 pp, small 8vo, HC (no dust jacket). B&w charts. Contents: The Government of Man; Local Government; Central Government (King; House of Lords; Commons; Cabinet; Laws; The Budget); Justice and Law; The Services (Navy; Army; Air Force; Civil Serv ice; Disarmament); The British Commonwealth of Nations; International Government (incl. League of Nations). Interior - pages browning lightly, two foxing marks on preliminaries. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, darkening to textblock t o p . V G - 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LAKE COUNTIES.  WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING.  INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP., Collingwood, W.G.  With contributions by  Mary L. Armitt, Dr. Richard C. Lowther, S.L. Petty, Bernard Smith, Rev. E.M. Reynolds, W.P. Haskett-Smith, P.C. Crossley, Oscar T. Gnosspelius, A. Severn, A.W. Rumney.
65 Collingwood, W.G. With contributions by Mary L. Armitt, Dr. Richard C. Lowther, S.L. Petty, Bernard Smith, Rev. E.M. Reynolds, W.P. Haskett-Smith, P.C. Crossley, Oscar T. Gnosspelius, A. Severn, A.W. Rumney. THE LAKE COUNTIES. WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING. INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP.
London Frederick Warne 1932 Limited, Autographed Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- A. Reginald Smith, R.W.S. Signed by Author and Illustrator.
368 pp, 10 7/8" H. Medium green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. "This Autographed Edition is limited to 350 copies. This Copy is No. 8" - Signed by W.G. Collingwood and A. Reginald Smith. 16 colour plates with tissues-guards bearing captions (collated), plus many b&w drawings throughout the text. Fold-out map at rear. Contents: Part I (by W.G. Collingwood). Their Scenery and Story: Kent and Lune; Windermere and Grasmere; Lake Lancashire; Eskdale and Wastwater; Ennerdale and Allendale; "Merry Carlisle" and the Border; Keswick and Thirlmere; From Helvellyn to Stainmoor. Part II. Natural History and Sport in the Lake District: The Birds, by Mary L. Armitt, revised by Arthur Astley; Butterflies and Moths, by Dr. Richard C. Lowther; The Flora, by S.L. Petty, revision and additions by Mary Thompson, Agnes Drury and A.G. Hayes; The Building of the Lake Districk, by Bernard Smith, Fox-Hunting on the Fells, by Rev. E.M. Reynolds, rev. by R.E. Porter; Mountaineering, by W.P. Haskett-Smith; Yachting on Windermere, by P.C. Crossley; Motor-Boating, by Oscar T. Gnosspelius; Fishing, by A. Severn; Shooting, by A. Ruskin Severn; Cycling, by A.W. Rumney. Part III. A Gazetteer of the Lake Counties; Index; Map. Previous owner's completed bookplate and a small store label on front pastedown, very light foxing on endpapers, small tear at bottom of frontispiece tissue guard archivally taped, soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages and also up to approx. page 6, slight separation between page gatherings at pages160/161 (pages still firmly held) and also some light browning from a laid-in piece of paper, wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge wear/rubbing at corners and at bottom edge of boards, light foxing to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small edge chips and small edge tears, faint rubbing on spine, one small and two tiny ink marks on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
A TREATISE ON THE COMMERCE AND POLICE OF THE RIVER THAMES., Colquhoun, Patrick.
66 Colquhoun, Patrick. A TREATISE ON THE COMMERCE AND POLICE OF THE RIVER THAMES.
Patterson Smith, Montclair, New Jersey, 1969, facsimilie reprint of 1800 edition. 
676 pp + index, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Fold-out map at title page, tables (two fold-out). Title continues: "Containing an historical view of the trade of the Port of London ; and suggesting Means for preventing the Depredations thereon, by a Legislative System of River Police. With an account of the functions of the Various Magistrates and Corporations exercising jurisdiction on the river; and a general view o f T h e P e nal and Remedial Statutes connected with the subject." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, small very faint soiling mark at top of title page, small soft crease at top of pages 385-402, faint foxing marks on fore-edge o f t ex t bl oc k, mi no r soiling to top/bottom of textblock, one small corner bump - slight bump at other corners, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny light marks on front board small area of very slight fading to spin e col or. VG 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
LONDON:  THE NORTHERN REACHES.  THE COUNTY BOOK SERIES., Colville, Robert.
67 Colville, Robert. LONDON: THE NORTHERN REACHES. THE COUNTY BOOK SERIES.
Robert Hale, London, 1951, first edition. 
268 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, fold-out map at rear. "The area which is the subject of this book is one of great variety and contrast. From Highgate Woods and Hampstead Heath the land slopes away to busy and conge sted Camden Town; in Somers Town vast building schemes are carried out beside quiet old squares; historic houses stand near to new and prosperous residential quarters. There is an astonishing variety of institutions, from the Zoo and Holl o w a y a n d P entonville prisons to University colleges and other places of learning and research, from the Caledonian Market to the ancient foundation of Queen Matilda. Over the whole scene hangs the atmosphere both of accomplished and pending c ha ng e. T he g r ea t railway companies, four of whose termini profoundly affect the life of parts of the area, are nationalised; the well-run private house, once the hall mark of the Northern Heights, is giving way to blocks of flats. Mr Co lvi lle de scr i bes th is ch ang ing scene and its implications in an objective and impartial manner. Although the time is the present, the past is used to explain developments and tendancies, and a clear picture of an area in transition appears ." Ligh t br owni ng to endp ape rs, sli ght bowing to rear board, corner crease and tiny hinge tear (archivally taped) on folding map, very light edge wear, small wrinkle across lower spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing ma rks on t op of text blo ck. Dust jac ket has m oderate edge wear/wrinkling along with small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
68 Connon, Peter. Introduction by Lord Wakefield of Kendal Kt. IN THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE'S WING: A HISTORY OF AVIATION IN THE CUMBRIA, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY REGION, 1825 TO 1914.
Penrith, Cumbria St. Patrick's Press 1982 095082870X / 9780950828701 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
134 pp, 11 7/8" H. Map endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(C)hronicles the significant aeronautical events which took place in the Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway region from 1825 to 1914. The uninformed reader glancing at the topographical map may wonder as to what possible level of pioneering aviation activity could be sustained in a predominantly mountainous region where man is grossly outnumbered by sheep - yet between these years it was to encapsulate almost all aspects of man's aeronautical endeavour, from ballooning, parachuting, gliding, aircraft and airship construction to aero engine production. Cumbria is the birthplace of both British naval and civil marine aviation and for the first time the full exciting story is told aided by many previously unpublished documents and photographs." Small bump at top/bottom of spine and at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dents on rear panel/hinge. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
BRASS BANDS OF YORKSHIRE., Cooper, T.L.
69 Cooper, T.L. BRASS BANDS OF YORKSHIRE.
Dalesman, Clapham, 1974, first edition. 
166 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, 2 short scores. ISBN 0852061951 "A pastime - if not a way of life - which has an enormous following in Yorkshire is that of sounding brass. Yet the world of the brass band has been remarkably little documented, especially in the northern counties. This deficiency was realised by T.L. Cooper, who accordingly commenced to compile this history. The 168 pages of this book not only record much valuable social history which was in danger of be i n g lost, but also contains many anecdotes epitomising the outlook of the dedicated Yorkshire bandsmen. An appendix lists all bands know to have existed in the county." Interior - light cigarette odor, tiny crease at bottom of first few pages, ot he rw i se clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning - mainly on spine, faint crease on spine, very light edge wear, front hinge crease, tiny soft corner creases on front cover, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA:  KENT.  FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH., Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by.
70 Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by. CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA: KENT. FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH.
Hutchinson, London, 1977. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091252407 B&w reproductions, double-page map. "William Camden provided in his 'Britannia' a historical and topographical survey, county by county, of England - and to a lesser extent - of Scotland and Ireland. Since he travelled the country at the vital period when the monasteries had only just been dissolved and before the destruction of ancient monuments in the Civil War and later centuries, his book remains a primar y s o u r c e o f great value. Yet, to be restored to its full usefulness as a tool for the modern archaeologist, historian and topographer, it requires comprehensive annotation in the light of subsequent research. This immense task has been und er t ak en b y Dr G o rd on Copley, who has himself an enviable reputation in all three of these allied fields. He has collected and collated information from any sources, and personally travelled thousands of miles to visit the sites mentioned b y C am den as th ey ca n b e see n today. This opening volume of a series intended to cover the same ground described by the Tudor historian shows how much, despite the destruction of time and the vandalism of the developer, survives of our hist oric he rita ge. Not th e le ast of its attractions is the rich turn of phrase which makes the notes a joy to read, and rivals the quality of Gough's English verion of Camden's original Latin." Tiny dint on front free endpaper - migrates into preli mina ry pa ges. Dus t ja cket hasl igh t edg e wrinkling, 1/2" chip at top of front panel and 1/2" tear at top of rear panel - both repaired with cellotape, old price label and two corner creases on front flap, minor rubbing, light soiling a nd a f ew li ght fi nger marks, very ligh t bro wnin g. Ve ry Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
71 Cordeaux, E.H. and Merry, D.H. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED WORKS RELATED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
809 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is an enumerative bibliography classified under some 500 headings. It embraces all aspects of University and College life and institutions and comprises more than 10,000 entries. The compilers are both members of the staff of the Bodleian and they have systematically explored its vast resources as well as taking account of other likely repositories of Oxford material. In addition to books, the Bibliography includes articles from a large number of periodicals and records a mass of eighteenth and nineteenth century ephemeral literature which reflects University policy and politics, and which is probably unknown and unavailable outside the Bodleian." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, minor soiling, minor edge wear, very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A PROSPECT OF ASHRIDGE., Coult, Douglas.
72 Coult, Douglas. A PROSPECT OF ASHRIDGE.
Phillimore, London, 1980. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850333601 Colour and b&w plates. "Founded as the College of Bonhommes, an order of Augustinian canons, in 1283, Ashridge is again a College today, housing the world-renowned Management Co llege, so that after 700 years the wheel has turned full circle. After the monastic period, Henry VIII used Ashridge as an occasional residence for his children, when it provided a backcloth to the uncertainties of their upbringing. The p r o p e r t y p assed to the Princess Elizabeth at her father's death and during Mary's reign must have been the scene of both drama and danger. After its period as a royal residence the Egerton family (Earls and Dukes of Bridgewater) lived at Ash ri dg e fo r se ve r al generations, among them Sir Thomas, Lord Chancellor to James I, the 3rd Duke, known as 'the Canal Duke', and the 7th Earl, who replaced the crumbling monastic buildings with the present fabric. The latter's controversial wil l l ed to th e est ate p ass ing to the earls Brownlow. Later, under the 3rd Earl and his beautiful Countess, Adelaide, Ashridge achieved an elegance of great distinction. After more than three centuries as a home, the estate was sold in the 192 0s a nd bec ame an edu cati ona l fo undation, first as Bonar Law College and then as the present Management College. This vivid and readable account is the first full-length study of the estate for over 150 years; and through his extensive use of cont emp orar y re cor ds an d som e ne w arc hival material the author's prospect of Ashridge has become more than purely local history. Personalities are brought to life against the background of the building in a way that will appeal to a wide circle of reade rs. A pi ece of Chilt ern h istory that often touches on national affairs, this work will be welcomed by many who know and use the Ashridge of today." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, tiny faint stain on fore-edge of textblock, faint w ater mark a t bo ttom corner of fron t boar d. Dus t jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
73 County Borough of Southend-on-Sea Education Committee. MUNICIPAL COLLEGE PROSPECTUS OF SENIOR DEPARTMENTS, 1938-1939. (SOUTHEND-ON-SEA.)
Southend-on-Sea Central Office / County Borough of Southend-on-Sea 1938 Soft Cover Good 
91 pp, 8 1/2" H. Cream-coloured paper covers with yapp edges, black lettering on front cover. Contents: Index; General Information; Special Lectures; Architecture; Art, Crafts and Design; Home Crafts and Domestic Science; Building and Building Crafts; Engineering and Applied Science; Commerce; Professional Training; Modern Languages; General Education; Recreative and Cultural Activities. Each section (General Information, Department of Architecture, etc.) is preceded by a contents page of its own on thicker, coloured stock. Interior - slight bump/curl at bottom corner of pages, staples are rusty, last page has pulled away from staples but is holding firmly. Exterior - creasing, tiny tears and light wear at yapp edges of covers; small tear at bottom of front hinge; tiny stain on front hinge; faint water stain at top of rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A PROSPECT OF GRAY'S INN., Cowper, Francis.  Foreword by Hon. Sir William McNair.
74 Cowper, Francis. Foreword by Hon. Sir William McNair. A PROSPECT OF GRAY'S INN.
Stevens & Sons, London, 1951, first edition. 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. Presents "a view over the long and varied history of Gray's Inn from the Middle Ages till to-day. For the lover of London and the social historian, no less than for the lawyers, the f ascination of the Inns of Court is irresistible. But this is more than a story of an Inn of Court and its members, or even of its six centuries of change in the shape of our legal system and the ways of the lawyers at study, at work and at p l a y . H ere Gray's Inn, starting as a manor house in the fields outside London, grows and changes as the city reaches out to enclose it. It feels the impact of religious change and civil war. Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian L on do n gr ow up around it. The bombs of two wars devastate it. Yet through every transformation its continuity is unbroken. And the Author demonstrates the essential part which that continuity plays in safeguarding the conception of freedom un der th e rul e o f wa r." Scattered tiny light foxing marks throughout pages, foxing on endpapers and edges of textblock, dust soiling on top of textblock, small closed tear (archivally taped) at top of pages 113 to 130, light edge rubbing, f ain t di scol or atio n on c l oth on boards. Dust jacket has light browning and scattered foxing, light edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears - some with creases. Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION MANIFESTOS 1918-1966., Craig, F.W.S., compiler/editor.
75 Craig, F.W.S., compiler/editor. BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION MANIFESTOS 1918-1966.
Political Reference Publications, Chichester, 1970, first edition. 
303 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 09000178035 "(A) complete collection of the full official texts of the manifestos issued by the three major parties in Britain - Conservative, Labour, Liberal - at the fourteen General Ele ctions from December 1918 until March 1966. Apart from its obvious value as a work of political reference, the book provides a fascinating study of the many changes which have taken place in the election platforms of the parties during the pa s t f i f ty years. (It) has been compiled from the original manifestos printed by the parties and each document is reproduced verbatim. A summary of the General Election results has been added for the convenience of readers." Appendices: The La bo ur Ma ni fe stos of 1910; Manifestos for Wales and Scotland. Addendum: The General Election of 1970. Light edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light rubbing. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, minor edge wear/wrinkling, small ar ea o f l igh t w rinkling at bottom of front panel, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BEN:  THE STORY OF A CART-HORSE., Cumming, Primrose.
76 Cumming, Primrose. BEN: THE STORY OF A CART-HORSE.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Harold Burdekin, photographs. 
95 pp, 8 7/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with white and blue lettering on spine, blue lettering and white illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Charming story of Ben, a brewery horse who is 'retired' to the country after years of pulling drays on London's hard streets cause him to develop problems with side bones. As a farm horse, Ben leads a productive life, much valued by Mr. Comyn, the farmer. An interesting look at a year on an English farm pre World War II. Very soft bump at top corner of pages, some light finger marks and soft wrinkles from handling on some pages, light edge wear, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, small soft bump to top corner of boards, a few light soiling and rub marks on rear board, color of title lettering on spine has faded. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SWIMMING TIMES.  VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940.  WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE.  4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS., Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors.  Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al.
77 Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors. Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al. THE SWIMMING TIMES. VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940. WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE. 4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS.
Croydon / London Capt. B.W. Cummins / Simkin Marshall Stapled in Wraps Good 
3 issues of 'The Swimming Times' from 1940 - 20 pp, 20 pp, 24 pp - 8 1/2" H + 'Swimming Instruction', rewritten 1937, 64 pp, 7 1/8" H. All with b&w photographs. 'The Swimming Times' includes articles on: War Work by Swimmers, Officials and Coaches; The Elements of Diving; Amateur Swimming Assoc-iation: A Record of Progress; The Royal Life Saving Society; Swimmers and Swimming in the Navy; A Scottish Club in Wartime; World Classification of Swimmers; Water Polo; etc. 'Swimming Instruction' contents: Preface; General Notes; Class Instruction; Breast Stroke; Back Stroke; Crawl Stroke; Back Crawn; Learning to Dive. Interiors - some soft creasing/wrinkling at some page edges and corners; rust on staples. Exteriors - Swimming Times have rust on staples, a few rust stains on covers, some small corner/edge creases/wrinkles, light edge wear, light rubbing and soiling on rer covers. Swimming Instruction has very light corner wear, small curl at bottom corner of front cover and a few small scuffs on front cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
78 Davies, A. Mervyn. (Robert Clive.) CLIVE OF PLASSEY: A BIOGRAPHY.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
522 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. B&w frontispiece, maps. Contents: Introduction; The Exile; A Chapter of Genesis; A Tale of Misadventure; Peace But Still War; Arcot; Kaveripak and Trichinopoly; The Downfall of Dupleix; Springtime; England; Dual Capacity; The Bengal Expedition: 1. Calcutta; 2. Chandernagore; The Game; Plassey: 1. The Gambler's Throw; 2. The Action; 3. The Fruits of Victory; A Problem of Political Management; Triple Threat; An Immovable Body: Lawrence Sulivan; The Legacy of Conquest; Member for Shrewsbury; The Battle of India House; Time and Tide; The Dictator; How Augean Was the Stable?; Mutiny; Caesar Infelix; The Final Reckoning; Conclusion; Appendices - How Pitt and the Directors dealt with the "Colonel Problem"; Summary of Will of Lord Robert Clive; "The Life of Robert, Lord Clive", by Charles Caraccioli; "Warren Hastings, Maker of British India": An Important Correction; Notes and References. 1" split in inside rear hinge, light browning and very light soiling to edges of text block, light edge wear to boards, one tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
SURREY IN THE SEVENTIES:  PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES OF THE 1970s., Davison, Mark and Currie, Ian.
79 Davison, Mark and Currie, Ian. SURREY IN THE SEVENTIES: PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES OF THE 1970s.
Frosted Earth, (Coulsdon, Surrey, 1995). 
164 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with vintage b&w photos. "Surrey saw some spectacular sights as the Swinging Sixties gave way to the Seventies. Some town centres changed beyond recognition as demolition workers ma de way for the new, and on the streets, out came some strange new fashions - hot pants, loons, flared trousers, ponchos and plafform shoes. As youngsters danced to the Bay City Rollers, Slade and Gary Glitter, local cinemas were emptying a n d c l o s i n g down. The Seventies was also a decade of protests, strikes and other forms of industrial unrest, culminating in the 'Winter of Discontent' in 1978-9. The following pages look again at the Seventies in Surrey and recapture tho s e ti me s o f ha pp in es s and sorrow, Ford Capris, Austin Allegros and Morris Marinas." Interior - printers ink smudges on page 55 (text still very legible), small stain at bottom edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ow ne rsh ip ma rks . Ex ter ior - small soft creases to fornt cover, minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased, tiny scuff to edge of spine. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF IRELAND VOLUME EIGHT (8).  PARISHES OF COUNTY ANTRIM II, 1832-8.  LISBURN AND SOUTH ANTRIM., Day, Angelique and McWilliams, Patrick, editors.
80 Day, Angelique and McWilliams, Patrick, editors. ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF IRELAND VOLUME EIGHT (8). PARISHES OF COUNTY ANTRIM II, 1832-8. LISBURN AND SOUTH ANTRIM.
Belfast / Dublin Institute of Irish Studies / Royal Irish Academy 1991 0853893756 / 9780853893752 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 10" H. 4 b&w maps. "The Memoirs are a uniquely detailed source for the history of the northern half of Ireland immediately before the Great Famine. They were written in the 1830s to accompany the 6" Ordnance Survey maps, but with one exception were not published at the time. In this new edition they act as a nineteenth century Domesday book and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities. The Memoirs document the landscape and situation, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and livelihood of the parishes. This volume contains the Memoirs for 5 parishes on the southern border of Antrim, detailing the important town of Lisburn and including the areas of Lambeg, Drumbeg, Derryaghy and the village of Dunmurry in the immediate vicinity of Belfast. The material gives a fascinating and unique insight into life in this vibrant area over one hundred and fifty years ago." Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
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