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The Sagas of Icelanders
1 The Sagas of Icelanders
USA Penguin Classics 2001 0141000031 / 9780141000039 2nd Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also called the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's great literary treasures. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled Iceland and of their descendants, who ventured farther west - to greenland and, ultimately the coast of North America. The covers show wear to its edges , spine and the corners, the text block has light markings and is rough cut. There is also annotations written in pencil on some pages. Still a good tight copy. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton
2 Alain de Botton Status Anxiety
UK Hamish Hamilton 2004 0241142385 / 9780241142387 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
This is a book about an almost universal anxiety that rarely gets mentioned directly: an anxiety about what others think about us; whether we are judged a success or a failure, a winner or looser. This is a book about the status of anxiety. A good, clean and tidy near fine copy. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
Untold Stories, Alan Bennett
3 Alan Bennett Untold Stories
UK Faber & Faber 2005 0571228305 / 9780571228300 2nd Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Untold Stories' is Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since Writing Home and takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. At times heartrending and at others extremely funny, ' Untold Stories' is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. The D/W has rippling to its edges and small tears to the lower corners. A good tight clean copy. 
Price: 16.50 GBP
Cakes and Custard: Children's rhymes chosen by, Alderson, Brian.
4 Alderson, Brian. Cakes and Custard: Children's rhymes chosen by
Uk Book Club Associates 1975 Book Club Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Book 64mo - up to 3 Helen Oxenbury 
All the rhymes that Brian Alderson has brought together have the authentic ring of traditional English children's verse. Some like ' Ride a Cock-horse', will be known by everyone; some, like the sad tale of 'Grandpa Grig', may scarcely be known at all; Whatever the rhyme and whatever the source, they are rich in the spirit of the nursery and playground - a spirit which has been beautifully caught by Helen Oxenbury's pictures. The D/w though intact has seen better days, it has tears and chips on its top and base and the corners are worn. Otherwise it internally it is still a good reading copy one small section page 1 to 20 slightly sprung. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
A Tangle of Otters, Anderson, Ian Saint-Barbe & Gabrielle Bordewich
5 Anderson, Ian Saint-Barbe & Gabrielle Bordewich A Tangle of Otters
UK Lutterworth Press 1984 0718826167 / 9780718826161 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
Vividly and movingly Ian Anderson tells the story of a year in the life of a family of otters , and Gabrielle Bordewich's masterly drawings show the otters in all their grace and beauty and tell visual terms a story distinguished by its naturalness and integrity. The D/j shows light shelf wear with crimping to its edges and is priced clipped. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Life on the Levels: Voices from the Working World, Anderson, Tony
6 Anderson, Tony Life on the Levels: Voices from the Working World
UK Birlinn Ltd 2006 1841585041 / 9781841585048 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book Chris Willoughby & Sophie Willoughby 
For countless generations this beautiful area of Somerset has been home to unique practices, professions and inherited traditions evolved over many years. Illustrated with evocative and poignant photographs of the landscape. This book is both a study and celebration of the men and women whose lives have always been lived to the rhythm of life on the levels. A good, clean and tight copy. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
Basil Hume: The Monk Cardinal, Anthony Howard
7 Anthony Howard Basil Hume: The Monk Cardinal
UK Headline 2005 0755312473 / 9780755312474 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Anthony Howard was granted unique access to Cardinal Hume's private papers and the people who knew him best to make this the definitive biography of one of the Catholic Church's greatest leaders. The D/w shows light shelf wear to its front and back panels. otherwise a good , clean and tight copy. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives, Antón, Mauricio; Alan Turner
8 Antón, Mauricio; Alan Turner The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives
USA Columbia University Press 1997 0231102283 / 9780231102285 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12 
This extensively illustrated book is an exposition of the origins, diversification, and adaptations of the larger- bodied members, extant and extinct of the cat family. The text also allows readers to understand the big cats' place in nature, occurrence and preservation in the fossil record. There is edge wear to the hardboards edges, top and base, and the D/W also has edge ware to its edges with some small tears to the base and wear to the corners, it is also starting to delaminate. The D/W has also been stuck to the end papers by sticky tape. Otherwise it is still a good , clean and tight copy. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
The Second World War, Antony Beevor
9 Antony Beevor The Second World War
UK Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2012 0297844970 / 9780297844976 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Using the most up- to-date scholarship and research, and writing with clarity and compassion, Beavor assembles the whole picture in gripping narrative which extends from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific, from the snowbound steppe to the North African desert, to the Burmese jungle and to the unspeakable cruelties of the Sino-Japanese War. A clean and tight copy. 
Price: 22.50 GBP
The Georgian Country House, Arnold, Dana
10 Arnold, Dana The Georgian Country House
UK Sutton Publishing Ltd 2003 0750934700 / 9780750934701 2nd Edition Soft cover Fine Pictorial covers Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
The Country House was the focal point of Georgian architecture, landscape and society. Dana Arnold presents an analysis of the social and cultural significance of the country house, and her work is complimented by essays from experts in a variety disciplines. A wealth of illustrations, showing exteriors, interiors and landscapes accompany the textA very good, clean and tight copy. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Moss, on Somerset, Arthur Moss ( Reverend)
11 Arthur Moss ( Reverend) Moss, on Somerset
UK The Cannington Press 1990 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
The local history of the area has benn Arthur Moss's special interest and this book is the result of long and detailed research during his Somerset ministry. It is a unique blend of scholarship and also eminently readable history and biography. It will surely fascinate all who love Somerset. The D/W shows light shelf wear to its panels and edges. A good, clean and tight little book. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
Handbook of Japanese Mythology, Ashkenazi, Michael
12 Ashkenazi, Michael Handbook of Japanese Mythology
UK Oxford University Press 2008 0195332628 / 9780195332629 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Pictorial covers Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
Japanese gods to numerous to count , are known collectively as the eight million. They are the cast of a vast, complex mythology that encompasses two religions, three cultures, and three millennia, one whose ancient deities are still at work today. This book makes it easy to travel this vast yet little- known mythological landscape. This book shows light readers wear with a crease on the top front corner, the beginning of delamination to the edge of the front cover. A tight clean book 
Price: 18.00 GBP
Prisoner of Japan: A Personal War Diary, Singapore, Siam & Burma 1941-1945, Atcherley, Sir Harold
13 Atcherley, Sir Harold Prisoner of Japan: A Personal War Diary, Singapore, Siam & Burma 1941-1945
UK Memoirs Publishing 2012 1909304530 / 9781909304536 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
Harold Atcherly was fortunate enough to be one of the survivors. throughout his time as a prisoner from the fall of Singapore in 1942 until 1945 , he kept a diary, which he was able to bring home with him. This book is based on that diary, along with other diaries and official documents. The soft covers show light shelf wear. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Bound with Love: Letters Home from China 1935-1945, Audrey Salters
14 Audrey Salters Bound with Love: Letters Home from China 1935-1945
UK Agequod Publications 2007 0955753600 / 9780955753602 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Pictorial covers Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
In 1935 Ronald and Gwyneth Still set out on the long sea voyage from Tilbury to China, where Ronald was engaged to work as a doctor in a small mission hospital in the north. After ten turbulent years they returned by the same route, those ten years , encompassing eight years under Japanese occupation and three years in internment in Shanghai, is told in these letters to their families in England. There is light wear to the edges of the covers. A good clean and tight cover. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
Somerset Illustrated: The County's heritage in Prints & Drawings., Ball, W. Ball
15 Ball, W. Ball Somerset Illustrated: The County's heritage in Prints & Drawings.
UK Halsgrove 2001 0861834364 / 9780861834365 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12 
This unique book opens a window onto the heritage of Somerset from the perspective of illustrators and engravers who worked mainly in the days before the photograph. They left behind a fascinating body of work to delight the eye and recall a past that might at first sight appear to have gone forever but. on closer inspection, has survived with vigour into the present day. There is wear to the top corners on the D/W and a few indents on the back. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Southern Steam in Colour, Ballantyne, Hugh
16 Ballantyne, Hugh Southern Steam in Colour
Uk Littlehampton Book Services Ltd 1985 0710603363 / 9780710603364 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Pictorial covers Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾ 
The Southern railway was the smallest of the four companies grouped in 1923 under the Railways Act of 1921 and its territory was clearly defined geographically in the south and west of England, extending from Broadstairs in East Kent to Padstow in Cornwall. Illustrated throughout with many fine colour photos. The hardboards show light signs of shelf wear and the top of the pages has a little foxing. A good ,tight copy. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, Beevor, Anthony
17 Beevor, Anthony D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
UK Viking 2009 067088703X / 9780670887033 8th printing Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
Making use of overlooked and new material from over thirty archives in half a dozen counties, D-Day is the most vivid and well researched account yet of the Battle of Normandy. As with Stalingrad and Berlin - The Downfall, Anthony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war. The D/W shows light shelf-wear and some indentations to the front cover. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, Beevor, Anthony
18 Beevor, Anthony The Mystery of Olga Chekhova
UK Viking 2004 0670915203 / 9780670915200 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾ 
This is the extraordinary tale of how one family survived the Russian revolution, the civil war, the rise of Hitler, the Stalinist terror and the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. The top corner of the black boards is bumped and the D/W shows some shelf wear. there is a spot on the fore edge of the text block. A good tight copy 
Price: 12.50 GBP
Beyond: Visions Of The Interplanetary Probes, Benson, Michael
19 Benson, Michael Beyond: Visions Of The Interplanetary Probes
USA Harry N. Abrams 2003 0810945312 / 9780810945319 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12 
In the past four decades, the small squadron of robots that have been launched to explore the Solar System has produced an eye openly visionary body of work, one that easily ranks with the greatest achievements of landscape photography. This book pulls together the most spectacular images from the history of robotic space exploration to create an awe inspiring visual narrative journey through the planets. The D/W shows light shelf wear to its corners and edge and light scratches to the black panels. Otherwise a Good, clean and tight copy. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
Nature of Cornwal, Bere, Rennie.
20 Bere, Rennie. Nature of Cornwal
UK Barracuda Books Ltd 1982 0860231631 / 9780860231639 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12 Marjorie Blamey & Franklin Coombs. 
This book is a comprehensive evocation of the county's wildlife, the first modern volume of its kind, informative, entertaining and a visual delight. The d/w/has been price clipped. A good, clean and tight copy. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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