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CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
1 Airne, C.W. CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, minor e d g e w e a r . Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
2 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
3 Brands, Henry F. COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK TO HALLMARKS ON GOLD AND SILVER PLATE.
Key Books, n.p., 1971. 
135 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: How to read "Hall Marks"; The Process of Assaying; Articles exempt from Assay; Chronological Table; Table of Marks; London; Provincial Assay Offices; Barnstaple, Birmingham; Bristol; Ches ter; Exeter; Hull; Lincoln; Newcastle; Norwich; Sheffield; York; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Scottish Provincial Marks; Dublin; Irish Provincial Marks; Jubilee and Coronation Marks; Summary of Town Marks; Dates of Accession of the Sovereigns; Table s o f D a t e Letters; Index. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, hinge creases, minor glue residue and tiny scratches on rear cover, very small s ti c ke r r es id ue m ark and tiny scratches on front cover, light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (241 BC - AD 193)., Braud, David C., ed.  (Joyce Reynolds, W.S. Hanson, David C. Braud.)
4 Braud, David C., ed. (Joyce Reynolds, W.S. Hanson, David C. Braud.) THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (241 BC - AD 193).
University of Exeter Press, Exeter, 1993, reprint. 
109 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. Map, 2 plans. ISBN 0859892042 "The overseas empire which Rome acquired from the third century BC onwards was perhaps the single most important issue in Roman history thereafter, as the Roman city-state became ever mo re like a world-state. The empire had to be administered. This volume shows how, to a large extent, it came to run itself. In his introduction, David Braund examines the essential framework of the empire as it developed throughout the p e r i o d . H e draws attention to the impact of empire upon Rome itself - an impact that was not only social and economic but also political and ideological. Joyce Reynolds utilises neglected sources - particularly inscriptions - to present an a cc ou nt o f th e r ol e of cities in the life of the empire. W.S. Hanson formulates recent advances in archaeology in his discussion of Roman involvement in the creation of towns in non-urban areas of the western empire, most notably Britain. In the fi nal c hap te r , D avi d Braund presents the results of the latest research on the client kings and queens who bore much of the brunt of empire and who became, from Augustus onwards, ever more a part of the empire, obtaining citizenship and eve n se ats in the Rom an Sen ate by the beginning of the second century AD. A substantial bibliography is appended." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, very small soft bump to top corner of textblock, otherwi se c lean and t ight wi th n o ot her owne rshi p marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at corners, minor rubbing, minor wear at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
5 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and tiny dint/scuff on rear panel, very small faint sticker pull repair on panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
6 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor wear or wrinkling at top/bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff from sticker removal on front panel title. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH CATHEDRALS, Felton, Herbert and Harvey, John.
7 Felton, Herbert and Harvey, John. THE ENGLISH CATHEDRALS
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Herbert Felton, photographer. 
99 pp + b&w photographic plates, 9" H, red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, top edge red. 175 b&w photographs, plus floor plans and drawings, colour frontispiece. Contents: Writer's Preface; Photographer's Foreword; Acknowledgment; Introduction; The English Cathedral; Norman Cathedrals; Early English Cathedrals; Decorated Cathedrals; Perpendicular Cathedrals; The Renaissance and Conclusion; Historical and Descriptive Notes on Each Cathedral; The Descent of Architectural Features; Bibliographical Note; Index. Very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block slight bump at top corner of front baord, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate browning at top edge, one small edge tear, very light edge wear, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine, 1/2" dia. light stain on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Harrold, John, Illustrator. Stories by Ian Robinson. (Rupert.) RUPERT ANNUAL NO. 59, 1994. (THE DAILY EXPRESS ANNUAL.)
Pedigree, Exeter, 1994. 
93 pp, 4to, hard cover (pictorial boards showing Rupert riding on Uncle Boris' shoulders at seaside) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color by John Harrold. 5 stories, coloring page (not colored), spot the differences page (not marked). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump to top corners of boards, minor rubbing, small shallow bump to bottom edge of rear board. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE EXETER AND THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN., McGrane, J.E.  Foreword by Lieut. Cmdr. K.E. Grand, R.C.N. (R.)
9 McGrane, J.E. Foreword by Lieut. Cmdr. K.E. Grand, R.C.N. (R.) THE EXETER AND THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN.
Exeter Sea Cadet Corps, Lac La Biche, Alberta, 1950. 
107 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (blue boards with yellow lettering/insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photos. "This is the tale of the birth, growth and achievements of Canada's most northern Sea Cadet Corps...This lively story reaches its climax with the second 'Exeter's' 450-mile cruise down the treacherous North Saskatchewan River, a voyage that had not been made since the roaring days that followed the Riel Rebellion..." Free front endpaper roughly removed with an area of surface paper loss on front pastedown at hinge, very small ink mark on title page, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good reference copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DEVON AND CORNWALL.  AS SERVED BY THE LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY.  BEING NO. 482 OF BURROW'S RAILWAY AND STEAMBOAT GUIDES., Piggott, P.J., compiler.  (H. Tapley Soper, et al.)
10 Piggott, P.J., compiler. (H. Tapley Soper, et al.) DEVON AND CORNWALL. AS SERVED BY THE LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. BEING NO. 482 OF BURROW'S RAILWAY AND STEAMBOAT GUIDES.
Cheltenham Edward J. Burrow Soft Cover Good 
110 pp, 7" H. 2 fold-out maps, b&w and coloured photographs, advertisements. No date. Contents: Maps (Folding Map of Devon and Cornwall / Folding Map of L. and S.W.R.); Axminster; Barnstaple; Bideford; Bodmin and Wadebridge; Boscastle and Tintagel; Bude; Budleigh Salterton; Camelford; Clovelly; Exeter (The Cathedral / The Guildhall / Royal Albert Memorial / Excursions); Exmouth (The Sea Front / Manor House Grounds / Churches / Sports and Pastimes / Steamboat Trips); Honiton; Ifracombe (General Characteristics / Wildersmouth Beach / Pier and Harbour, Hillsborough and the Tors / Indoor and Outdoor Amusements / Climatic Advantages); Lauceston; Lynton and Lynmouth; Newquay; Padstow; Plymouth; Seaton; Sidmouth; Tavistock. Postage will be reduced for this light item for most destinations. Interior - book is cracked at map page 14/15 but holding firmly, bump to bottom corner of pages. Exterior - sharp small crease at bottom corner of rear cover, light to moderate soiling/rubbing on covers, small tear and chip at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
11 Robinson, Ian, stories by. Illustrated by John Harrold. RUPERT: THE DAILY EXPRESS ANNUAL. (THE RUPERT ANNUAL: 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.)
Pedigree, Exeter, (1995). 
108 pp, 4to, hard cover with pictorial boards (Rupert on Pegasus's back), no dust jacket (as issued). Full of all the ususal games, puzzles, coloring pages, and of course stories (which include time travel, meeting Sherlock Holmes, shipwreck, an en counter with a flying horse, etc., etc.). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing to boards, light bump to top front corner, light wear at corners. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYWHEEL:  MEMORIES OF THE OPEN ROAD., Swallow, Tom and Pill, Arthur H.
12 Swallow, Tom and Pill, Arthur H. FLYWHEEL: MEMORIES OF THE OPEN ROAD.
Webb & Bower/Michael Joseph, (Exeter, 1987). 
Unpaginated, 8vo 8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Col. drawings/sketches throughout, pictorial endpapers. ISBN 0863501516 "...a facsimile reproduction of a unique collection of Motoring Magazines produced during World War 2 in a Prisoner of War camp in Mulhberg, Germany. Each edition was drawn and scripted by hand and circulated around the camp for the members to read and pass on. The first being produced in May 1944 and the last in March 1945...(describes) motoring adventures before the war, road tests of motor cars and motor cycles, features on the quest for the 'Ideal Motor Car', a speculative edition featuring the 1944 Motor Show, motoring advertisements, editorial comment and even a letters page. The illustrations and text were produced largely from memory using whatever raw materials the staff could lay their hands on, employing considerable ingenuity in the face of adversity." Minor soiling on top of textblock, slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of spine, small closed tear at top of rear flap-fold, slight rubbing to publisher name on spine, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FLYWHEEL:  MEMORIES OF THE OPEN ROAD., Swallow, Tom and Pill, Arthur H.
13 Swallow, Tom and Pill, Arthur H. FLYWHEEL: MEMORIES OF THE OPEN ROAD.
Webb & Bower/Michael Joseph, (Exeter, 1987). 
Unpaginated, 8vo 8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Col. drawings/sketches throughout, pictorial endpapers. ISBN 0863501516 "...a facsimile reproduction of a unique collection of Motoring Magazines produced during World War 2 in a Prisoner of War camp in Mulhberg, Germany. Each edition was drawn and scripted by hand and circulated around the camp for the members to read and pass on. The first being produced in May 1944 and the last in March 1945...(describes) motoring adventures before the war, road tests of motor cars and motor cycles, features on the quest for the 'Ideal Motor Car', a speculative edition featuring the 1944 Motor Show, motoring advertisements, editorial comment and even a letters page. The illustrations a n d t e x t were produced largely from memory using whatever raw materials the staff could lay their hands on, employing considerable ingenuity in the face of adversity." Very light liquid marks on top of textblock, slight bow across book. Dust j ac ke t h as l ight edge wrinkling, liqid stain at top edge of front panel - mostly on inside surface, light browning on spine. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WAR ON SARK: THE SECRET LETTERS OF JULIA TREMAYNE., Tremayne, Julia.  Introduction by Michael Beaumont, Seigneur of Sark.
14 Tremayne, Julia. Introduction by Michael Beaumont, Seigneur of Sark. WAR ON SARK: THE SECRET LETTERS OF JULIA TREMAYNE.
Webb & Bower, Exeter, 1981. 
208 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0906671418 B&w illustrations. "From 1 July 1940 to 14 May 1945 Julia Tremayne and the other inhabitants of the tiny Channel Island of Sark were cut off from the mainland of Britain by the German invasion and Occupation. Mrs. Tremayne's letters during this time to her daughter in England did not reach their destination until after the War. The letters were written at some risk and Mrs Tremayne was constantly urged to des t r o y t h em. Fortunately, they survived, to give a remarkable picture of conditions on the beleaguered Island, and remain a fascinating memorial to the courage and endurance of the Islanders." Two very small corner bumps, minor wrinkling at bo tt om o f s pi ne . Dust jacket has minor rubbing, some minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Trollope, Anthony. Introduction by Derek Parker. KEPT IN THE DARK.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Kate Aldous. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9" H) - quarter medium brown buckram series binding, pale yellow paper boards with border in medium brown, pale yellow endpapers. *No slipcase.* B&w illustrations. The last of Trollope's novels to be published during his lifetime (1882). Celia Holt, who has previously jilted Sir Francis Geraldine, marries Mr Western, without telling him of her previous romantic entanglement. Mr Western suspects a closer relationship between the two and her silence, combined with his pride, almost destroys their marriage. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OPERATION BOLERO: THE AMERICANS IN BRISTOL AND THE WEST COUNTRY, 1942-45., Wakefield, Ken.
16 Wakefield, Ken. OPERATION BOLERO: THE AMERICANS IN BRISTOL AND THE WEST COUNTRY, 1942-45.
England Crecy 1994 0947554513 / 9780947554514 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
142 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. Contents: A Day to Remember; The Yanks are Coming; Over Here; Trouble in the Camp; Bolero in the West Country; American Wings Over Wessex; Airfields of the Ninth Air Force; The USAAF at Filton; Clifton College; Beggars Bush Field; The Invasion Plan; Hospitals; D-Day; A Fond Farewell; Appendices - First US Army Units in the West Country, 31 May 1944; Ninth US Air Force Units in the West Country, 31 May 1944. An unread book. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
OPERATION BOLERO: THE AMERICANS IN BRISTOL AND THE WEST COUNTRY, 1942-45., Wakefield, Ken.
17 Wakefield, Ken. OPERATION BOLERO: THE AMERICANS IN BRISTOL AND THE WEST COUNTRY, 1942-45.
England Crecy 1994 0947554513 / 9780947554514 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
142 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. Contents: A Day to Remember; The Yanks are Coming; Over Here; Trouble in the Camp; Bolero in the West Country; American Wings Over Wessex; Airfields of the Ninth Air Force; The USAAF at Filton; Clifton College; Beggars Bush Field; The Invasion Plan; Hospitals; D-Day; A Fond Farewell; Appendices - First US Army Units in the West Country, 31 May 1944; Ninth US Air Force Units in the West Country, 31 May 1944. Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE THREE-STAR BLITZ:  THE BAEDEKER RAIDS AND THE START OF TOTAL WAR 1942-1943., Whiting, Charles.
18 Whiting, Charles. THE THREE-STAR BLITZ: THE BAEDEKER RAIDS AND THE START OF TOTAL WAR 1942-1943.
London Leo Cooper 1987 085052881X / 9780850528817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
184 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "The German attempt to break the morale of the British by bombing London in 1940 did not succeed, so two years later, they switched their targets to the undefended cathedral cities of Exeter, Bath, York, Canterbury and Norwich, cities marked in Karl Baedeker's famous guidebook with three stars. Hence the name by which they came to be known. This time the British were not slow to retaliate and the punishment rained down upon the unfortunate people of Hamburg and Cologne surpassed in ferocity anything that had gone before. From now on the morale of the civil population came to be regarded as a legitimate target in the battle to break the enemy's will. Charles Whiting describes in detail the Baedeker raids on the cathedral cities of England and the retaliatory raids on Germany, illustrating his story with the recollections of many of those who survived the raids. He analyses the personalities of the Top Brass on both sides who authorized the bombings and shows how the change in attitude to indiscriminate bombing gradually came about. It is a gruesome yet fascinating story, told with all the vividness which readers of Charles Whiting's books will have come to expect." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE THREE-STAR BLITZ:  THE BAEDEKER RAIDS AND THE START OF TOTAL WAR 1942-1943., Whiting, Charles.
19 Whiting, Charles. THE THREE-STAR BLITZ: THE BAEDEKER RAIDS AND THE START OF TOTAL WAR 1942-1943.
London Leo Cooper 1987 085052881X / 9780850528817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
184 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "The German attempt to break the morale of the British by bombing London in 1940 did not succeed, so two years later, they switched their targets to the undefended cathedral cities of Exeter, Bath, York, Canterbury and Norwich, cities marked in Karl Baedeker's famous guidebook with three stars. Hence the name by which they came to be known. This time the British were not slow to retaliate and the punishment rained down upon the unfortunate people of Hamburg and Cologne surpassed in ferocity anything that had gone before. From now on the morale of the civil population came to be regarded as a legitimate target in the battle to break the enemy's will. Charles Whiting describes in detail the Baedeker raids on the cathedral cities of England and the retaliatory raids on Germany, illustrating his story with the recollections of many of those who survived the raids. He analyses the personalities of the Top Brass on both sides who authorized the bombings and shows how the change in attitude to indiscriminate bombing gradually came about. It is a gruesome yet fascinating story, told with all the vividness which readers of Charles Whiting's books will have come to expect." One corner with very minor bump. Dust jacket has light browning at top and bottom of spine and at top edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 


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