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Image for COD A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World [ Winner Bset Food Book Glenfiddich Food & Drink Awards ]

COD A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World [ Winner Bset Food Book Glenfiddich Food & Drink Awards ]

By: KURLANSKY , Mark , Author & Correspondent

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Vintage: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123553

ISBN: 0099268701

Condition: Fine


FINE P/b. no inscsp." .. an extraordinary little book, unputdownable.." Sir Roy Strong, Sunday Express.".. scolart & gascinating study ... elequent...without bitterness.." Financial Times." ..full of fascinting fact .." Sunday Independent. 294pp. 200x130mm Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE BOOK AND ITS STORY ; A NARRATIVE FOR THE YOUNG , 10th ed.1957 with Additions

By: L.N.R.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, W.KENT AND CO: 1857

Seller ID: 118559

Condition: Poor+


Original blind decorative blocked boards with gilt titles to spine. 195 x130mm approx. Brown end papers with publisher's adverts printed thereon. xiv + 508pp + 4pp of publisher's adverts. B/W frontis + many unspecified b/w illustrations in text. Published on occasion of the Jubilee of the British and foreign Bible Society with an introductory preface by the Rev. T.Phillips Jubilee Secretary the copy offered for sale is the tenth edition with additions. The book is writte... View more info

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BUILDING OXFORD'S HERITAGE Summ & Company from 1815

By: LAW , BRIAN R , the Late University Teacher

Price: £16.00

Publisher: OXFORD, SYMM / Prelude Promotion: 2007

Seller ID: 10206

ISBN: 0953287300

Condition: Fine


Large FINE H/b in FINE D/j. 2007.135pp.Profusely illustrated Colour & b/w plates. Foreword , Intro; [ builders / architects / clients ] , 2 Oxford Map's - 1817 & 1994. Appendix , Note - value of money. Author BR Law the Late University Teacher & Oxford Resident etc [ Oxford building trade / the foundations / Gothic revival / new partnership / present / future ] [ no inscsp / not price clipped ] NB. unfortunate heavy vol.- hence oversea orders will incur extra postage. Pl... View more info

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THE GOODWOOD PHANTOM DROPHEAD COUPE

By: MALCOLM TUCKER , Established Author of Motoring Books

Price: £50.00

Publisher: DEERFIELD IL, DALTON WATSON: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123433

ISBN: 185443229X

Condition: As New


FINE.Black Boards with gilt titles to spine and upper board, 285 x 285 mm approx. 206 pp. Lavishly illustrated in colour and written by a lifelong Rolls Royce enthusiast who founded the "Pinnacle" Rolls Royce owners magazine; the book tells the story of the creation of the two door, four seater soft top convertible, the Drophead Coupe, and its debut to the motoring world in 2002. Possibly the most attractive, exciting and romantic open car to bear the Spirit of E... View more info

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THE IRON MOOR A History of the Lindal Moor and Whitriggs Hermatite Iron Mines [ Northern Iron Mining Series No 1

By: McFADZEAN , Alen ,

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Marton , CUMBRIA, RED EARTH Publications: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123554

ISBN: 095129461x

Condition: Very Good


Large VG Laminated P/b.1st ed.1989.For 2000 years the fells & valleys of Cumbria have been worked for their mineral wealth. Few sites have yielded more treasures than the mines of Lindal Moor where Hemanite - blood red ore - was first exploited by the Cistercian monks of Furness Abbey.illus. b/w plates.[ tight binding, no inscsp, no annotation , clean throughout ] cover fade, small crease top front corner.148pp. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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KRUPP or THE LORDS OF ESSEN

By: MENNE, Bernard

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, WILLIAM HODGE: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3063

Condition: Good


H/b+ D/j.1st ed.History of the House of Krupp [ a name feared and hated ]" Author, B Menne, was employed in the Krupp works and later forced to leave Germany because the German Secret Police considered the book he was compiling to be tantamount to high treason.For months he was imprisoned, by the French, in a cell next to Dr Krupp von Bohlen. The book traces the origins & gradual rise to power of a family firm which ,inspired by instincts of patriotism, have been lar... View more info

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A PRACTICAL DETAIL OF THE COTTON MANUFACTURE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF THE COTTON MANUFACTURE OF THAT COUNTRY CONTRASTED AND COMPARED WITH THAT OF GREAT BRITAIN

By: MONTGOMERY , James

Price: £5.95

Publisher: NEW YORK, AUGUSTUS M KELLEY Publishers: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 7389

ISBN: 0678005729

Condition: VG


1st ed thus-1969.A Facsimilie 1840 [Reprints of Economic Classics],book Pocket containing 4 Plans to rear.[Business/Industry] Facsimilie 1840 , Frontis;York Factories , Saco , Maine , US.illus. 7 b/w plates - in line.[ Warping machine / LOwell dressing Machine / carding engines / Mattawan Railway etc ] 231pp.[ Book - very minor edgewear with small markings, fine throughout , tight bindings , no inscsp , - the 4 plans - Carding Engines / Matteawan Railway Carding Engines ... View more info

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ACCELERATION , the Simms Story from 1891 to 1964

By: Morgan , Brian

Price: £13.00

Publisher: LONDON, NEWMAN NEAME Ltd: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11501

Condition: VG


H/b+ Jacket, Company Histories Company History of Frederick R Simms, a Founder of the Nation's Motor Industry, 1891 to 1964.concentrating mainly on more recent history.more recently - new theme - purposful diversification of "Company into Group"has bought as much technical & commercial growth as did the previous 60 odd years.Well illustrated with B/w plates, Colour Frontis; & blue-tine illustratrations.[ the Daimler Concession , many inventions. WW1 . ] red board... View more info

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HISTORY OF THE HANTS AND DORSET MOTOR SERVICES LIMITED

By: MORRIS , Colin

Price: £12.00

Publisher: NEWTON ABBOT, DAVID & CHARLES: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 12015

ISBN: 0715360515

Condition: VG+


H/b+jacket VG+/VG.1st edition.C Morris.- text contains many ancedotes to enhance the readers pleasure.Foreword, 10 chpts,6 appendicews, biblio; ackns;; illustrated 38 b/w photographic plates, line drawings, 4 Maps- includes Fold-out to rear.Transportation Company Histories, Buses - Public Transport.Bournmouth - Southampton, Tours, in peace & war, Rolling Stock. The Silver Fleet, the Royal Blue Fleet etc.[book- No inscsp, no notable defects, ligt fox tan spotting to fored... View more info

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PRIDE OF THE SHIRES THE STORY OF THE WHITBREAD HORSES

By: OAKSEY, JOHN

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co [ Publishers] Ltd: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121224

ISBN: 0091362407

Condition: Fine


H//b+ D/j Both FINE.1st ed. Colour Shire-horse photography by Snowdon.Author J Oaksey was a rider over fences and hurdles - second Grand National 1963 / leading amateur rider / rode over 200 winners - until a fall in 1975.Then joined Daily Telegraph as "Marlborough", also writes as Audax for Hare and Hounds & commentates on racing for ITV .The Heavy Horses of War [ Battle Hastings] the shires traced here from their origins [ Calvry mounts of William the Conqueror... View more info

A PRIDE OF POTTERS Adams Estb 1657 England

By: PEEL , DEREK

Price: £15.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, Robert Speller Ansd Sons: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10457

Condition: VG


H/b square, Dust Jacket , 1st edition ,VG/Poor+ , 40pp+24 pages of B/w Plates. Foreword-History in Craftsmanship by Hector Bolitho. The family of Adams have been potters in Satffordshire since Cromwell's time [ 1657] their beautiful objects , especially Jasper Ware , are treasured in museums both in England & America.This is their story - spanning 300 years [ book - Bright sky boards , white titles , White illus to fnt board ] clean throughout , light fox / tan to feps ,... View more info

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THE GUILDS OF THE CITY OF LONDON

By: POOLEY , Sir Ernest , K.C.V.O.

Price: £5.95

Publisher: London, COLLINS: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123221

Condition: Very Good


Purple paper covered boards with white titles and decs repeating the design of the jacket. 230x165mm approx.48pp 8 colour plates and 19 b/w illustrations as called for. Published in Collins' Britain In Pictures Series and written by a former Master of the Drapers' Company. An interesting and informative work on the history, charitable works and ceremonies of the City's Guilds and Livery Companies.( a little shelf rubbing to extremities - colour rub- loss only.tight bindi... View more info

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The BRITISH ELECTRIC CAR COMPANY LIMITED With Car Designs by Roy Brook [ Trams ]

By: PRICE , J H , BROOK Roy ,

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Privately Published / Nemo Productions: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121859

ISBN: 0903479117

Condition: VG


1st ed.VG P/b.tight sound clean copy throughout, No inscsp, rust to staples but no staple stains.JH Price & R Brook .illustrated b/w plates & in line. [no annotation, tight binding] covers light handling . small light crease slit to base. No fade to covers .Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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EDWARDIAN TRAMCARS a Pictorial History

By: PRICE, J H , BREARLEY , H ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Lingfield , Surrey, THE OAKWOOD PRESS: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121141

Condition: VG


Clean stapled P/b VG.1st ed.20pp conts;onto end papers.A Pictorail History of yesteryear from the Collection of A Wood with text by JH Price & H Brearley [ also of use for postcard collectors] b/w plates all pages.[ Glasgow/ Manchester / Leeds etc] tight sound clean copy throughout,the covers begining to fox tan, mild edgewear.No inscsp, no tears.Please see our image of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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FRYING TONIGHT The Saga of Fish & Chips FACTUAL

By: PRIESTLAND , Gerald

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Gentry Books Ltd: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118663

ISBN: 0856140147

Condition: VG+


H/b+jacket VG+/Good+.1st ed.G Priestland known of Radio & TV as BBC Foreign Correspondent.[Social History]the great British Fish and Chips.well illus. b/w.[ a trade/ a craft / service to the poor / rich vein of humanity going back over 100 yrs / the Frier's trade / the untouchables / the Poor Campaign 1880's etc - / mystical properties / neo-imperialism / to present day ] no notable defects to book paper creaming , no inscsp] ilus Dust Jacket not price clipped, spine are... View more info

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THE HISTORY OF THE BIRMINGHAM DENTAL HOSPITAL AND DENTAL SCHOOL 1858-1958

By: R.A.COHEN

Price: £10.00

Publisher: BIRMINGHAM, UNITED BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122613

Condition: Very Good


Card Covers with crest in blue and black titles (Sewn Paperback) 255 x 190 mm approx. 40pp. Frontis + 4 other photo. plates. Published to mark the centenary of its founding and to perpetuate the name of the founder, Samuel Adams Parker this short history was written jointly with Professors Humphrey F. Humphreys and John Osborne. VG (covers a little shelf rubbed and soiled. No previous owner name or insc.) Please see our images of the actual booklet offered for sale. View more info

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SOME NOTES ON PERIOD FURNITURE AND DESIGN

By: RADFORD MOSES

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., USA, W B MOSES & SONS: 1925

Seller ID: 123095

Condition: Good


rare.Buff Card wraps (Stapled/Saddle stitched) paperback with black titles to upper panel and blind blocked boarders.150 x 90 mm approx. Undated (Copyright 1925) Un paginated [48pp] Floor plan of period exhibit Dept of Interior Decoration W B Moses & Sons, Inc. + 19 b/w illustrations with descriptive pages of text opposite of items of period furniture presumably then available from this famous Washington Furniture and Drapery store on 11th and F streets Washington and wh... View more info

Image for Lead Mining in the Mid-Pennines, The Mines of Nidderdale, Wharfedale, Airedale, Ribblesdale and Bowland

Lead Mining in the Mid-Pennines, The Mines of Nidderdale, Wharfedale, Airedale, Ribblesdale and Bowland

By: Raistrick, Arthur

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Truro, D Bradford Barton: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118603

Condition: Very Good


Green paper boards with gilt titles to spine, 220x140mm approx. 172pp, 16 b/w plates + 13 diags in text as called for. Detailed description of the actual mines featured together with a summary of their history and workings. Published in the Monographs of Mining History Series. VG/VG (Book- Light shelf wear to bottom edge of boards, previous owner name in ink to front paste down. Dust Jacket- a little light rubbing- colour loss only to extremities with negligable shelf so... View more info

BYGONE SOUTH EASTERN STEAM , VOLUME TWO Passenger Rolling Stock Vol 2

By: RATCLIFFE , A R L

Price: £2.00

Publisher: ROCHESTER, ROCHESTER PRESS: 1980

Seller ID: 8436

ISBN: 0905540646

Condition: Good +


Paperback , 64 pps, stapled paled yellow card wraps , pictorail history , illustrated with mono plates to every page , with text benreath , vol 2 , Volume two - Passenger Rolling Stock, compiled from the collection of ARL Ratcliffe with preface / intro; [ book interior - tight , clean , no inscsp , no notable defects , vg+ / exterior - paled yellow but b/w photos clear and bright , small area [ thumb size ] lower front scuffed area with small loss top yellow colour , goo... View more info

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EPSOM COACHES A Driving Force Since 1920

By: RICHMOND , Roy, RICHMOND, Andrew

Price: £5.95

Publisher: Croydon, DTS Publishing: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11820

ISBN: 1900515652

Condition: Near Fine


" a fascinating history of one of Epsom's oldest family-run businesses"by R & A Richmond -"a driving force since 1920"[ Bus and Coach Company History]Originally H Richmond & J Reeves ran charabancs & horse-boxes from their high Street garage.112pp. profusely illustared Colour & b/w plates.Intr; appendices[personal & Fleet listing] 8 chpts [ pre-war / war years / post-war ] Laminated book near FINE as extreme slight dulling to spine base - not really notic... View more info