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Image for The Aeroplane: Pictorial Review ( No. 3)

The Aeroplane: Pictorial Review ( No. 3)

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Temple Press: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03818

Condition: Fair


In this book are many new and spectacular types of aircraft and missiles which made their appearance during 1958 lend outstanding interest to this third annual collection of photographs from The Aeroplane. Containing over 250 illustrations, grouped in sections for ease of comparison and accompanied by descriptive captions. The hardcovers have water marking to the base of the spine and the bottom edge of the boards. The front and back free end papers are tanned. The D/w ... View more info

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The Cradle King: A Life of James VI & I

By: Alan Stewart

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03923

ISBN: 0701169842

Condition: Near Fine


Alan Stewart's Impeccably researched biography makes brilliant use of original sources to bring to life the conversations and the controversies of the Jacobean age. Stewart Lucidly untangles the intricacies of James's life. In doing so, he uncovers the extent to which Charles I's downfall was caused by the cracks that appeared in the monarchy during his father's reign. The D/w shows light shelf wear. A good, tight and clean copy. View more info

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A World on Fire: The Epic History of the British in the American Civil War.

By: Amanda Foreman

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Allen Lane: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03822

ISBN: 1846142040

Condition: Fine


'A World on Fire' tells, with extraordinary sweep, one of the least known great stories of British and American history. Foreman tells this epic yet intimate story of enormous personalities, tense diplomacy and torn loyalties as history in the round, captivating her readers with the experience of total immersion in this titanic conflict. The red hard boards and text block are near fine, the head and spine of the d/w shows wear to its edges and a small tear to its base. a... View more info

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A History of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, 1257-130

By: Antonia Gransden

Price: £50.00

Publisher: UK, Boydell Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03857

ISBN: 1783270268

Condition: Fine


St Edmund's Abbey was one of the most highly privileged and wealthiest religious houses in medieval England, one closely involved with the central government; its history is an integral part of English history. This book, the second of two volumes, offers a magisterial and comprehensive account of the Abbey during the latter part of the thirteenth century, based primarily on evidence in the abbey's records. This is a fine , clean and tight copy. View more info

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A to Z of Royal Naval ships Badges 1919-1989 Volume 2 - HMS Bacchante - HMS Buzzard

By: B J Wilkinson, T.P.Stopford and D.Taylor.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Neptune Books: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03843

ISBN: 1870842022

Condition: Fine


This book is the second in a series of twenty volumes which, when completed, will illustrate and describe every badge of the Royal Navy, approved by the ship's Badges Committee from 1919 to 1989. The covers are covered in a clear protective cover. On the copright page there is a small stamp with the former owners name. The price of the book includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

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The A-Z of Royal Naval ships' Badges 1919-1989: Volume ! HMS Abdiel- HMS Avon Vale.

By: B.J.Wilkinson, T.P. Stopford and D.Taylor

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Neptune Books Ltd: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03829

Condition: Fine


This book is the first in a series of twenty volumes which, when completed will illustrate and describe every badge of the Royal Navy to be approved by the ship's Badges committee from 1919 until 1989. Full of black & white photographs of Royal naval ship's and their descriptions, a must for the modern naval historian or naval enthusiast. View more info

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Faster Than Sound: The Story of Supersonic Flight

By: Bill Gunston

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Haynes Pubns: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03859

ISBN: 1852603178

Condition: Fine


Aviation expert Bill Gunston explains in simple language why many of the basic rules of aerodynamics change completely at exactly at the speed of sound. Superbly illustrated, this meaty book is packed with technical information yet presented in an easily digestible style. It makes fascinating reading. A fine, tight , clean copy. View more info

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The American Civil War, And the War's of the Industrial Revolution

By: Brian Holden Reid

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03861

ISBN: 0304352306

Condition: Fine


In this book the author focuses on the strategic and operational dimensions of the campaigns, showing how such factors as generalship, staff work, organization. intelligence and logistics affected the shape and decisions of the battlefield. He also looks at the effect of new weapons on tactics and the increasing importance of the powerful weaponry that developed as a result of the new methods of mass production. The D/W has light creasing to the head of the rear panel. ... View more info

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Cambrai 1917: The Myth of the First Great Tank Battle

By: Bryn Hammond

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Orion: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03926

ISBN: 0297845535

Condition: Near Fine


In this new look at one of the century's most important battles. Bryn Hammond tells the story of what exactly happened at the end of 1917, and how the myths that were created in those tragic two weeks were to change the face of warfare forever. By drawing on scores of letters, diaries, first- hand accounts and official reports - many of them previously unpublished- he has created a definitive account of this iconic battle. There is light wear to the front top corner View more info

Chambers Myths and Mysteries

By: Chambers

Price: £10.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03950

ISBN: 0550103945

Condition: Near Fine


Discover a world of secrets with this guide to ancient and modern mysteries, including legends, superstitions, folk tales and age-old beliefs. This book sheds light on everything from submerged cities ti stone circles, mythical creatures to mysterious disappearances. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Horse Breeding in the Medieval World

By: Charles Gladitz

Price: £90.00

Publisher: UK, Four Courts Press Ltd: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03817

ISBN: 1851822704

Condition: Fine


This is a book of quite remarkable range and depth. For over thirty years Charles Gladitz has explored every lead to documentary evidence of horse breeding from as far away as China, Mongolia and Turkistan and as near as 13th-century England and Scotland. Diet, the breeding environment are studied, as well as the core subject of breeding per se. With the main focus on the middle ages the author also concludes with ideas and practices related to the present day. The book ... View more info

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The London Encyclopaedia ; Completely revised 3rd Edition

By: Christopher Hibbert; Ben Weinreb; John Keay; Julia Keay

Price: £38.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2008

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03856

ISBN: 1405049243

Condition: Fine


Unmatched for scope and of peerless authority, The London Encyclopaedia distils the heritage of Europe's greatest city. Arranged alphabetically, nearly 6,000 entries explore every monument, building, street, park and suburb of importance, as well as events, institutions and themes relevant to the city's past glory and present vigour. Everthing of relevance to the history of, culture, commerce and government of the capital is documented. The DS/w has a bad fold to the re... View more info

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Artillery through the Ages

By: Colonel H.C.B.Rogers

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Military Book Society: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03929

Condition: Very Good


Colonel Rogers has traced in this work the entire history of artillery, its use in sieges, in the field and at sea; its value in defence and attack; and its many variations, like rockets and tanks. The d/w shows light wear to its front and rear faces and to its edges and corners. View more info

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The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors

By: Dan Jones

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2014

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03892

ISBN: 0571288073

Condition: Near Fine


This is the incredible story of how the Plantagenets tore themselves apart and were finally replaced by the Tudors. With vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton, where 28,000 men died in a single morning, to Bosworth, where Richard III was hacked down, this is the real story behind Shakespeare's famous history plays. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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White Tribe of Africa: South Africa in Perspective

By: David Harrison

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, BBC Books: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03895

ISBN: 0563178388

Condition: Near Fine


This book tells the story of the rise of the Afrikaners, the remarkable group of whites who ruled South Africa. This book examines the Afrikaners' dilemma and the tribal and historical forces that influenced the way they acted. The D/W shows edge wear and some light tanning to the spine, edges and corners. A tight and clean copy. View more info

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The Somerset Light Infantry 1685-1959

By: Grant, Liz

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Somerset Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03158

ISBN: 0861834917

Condition: Very Good


Compiled from outstanding archives of the Somerset Light Infantry, this book provides a vivid pictorial history of an Illustrious Regiment as it was known, from its formation in 1685 through to its amalgamation into The Light Infantry. It tells the story from both the official viewpoint and the perspective of the men who fought and served with the Regiment, featuring extracts from soldiers' diaries along with over 140 pictures and illustrations. A good ,clean and tight c... View more info

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Garbo: The Spy who Saved D-Day

By: Introduction by Mark Seaman

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Public Record Office: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03881

ISBN: 1873162812

Condition: Near Fine


Garbo and his M.I.5. controllers succeeded in pulling off one of the greatest strategic deceptions in history. As part of operation Fortitude they convinced the Germans that the D-Day landings were only a diversionary attack, thus safeguarding the Allied landings and hastening the end of the war in Europe. There is light wear to the head of the spine and front and back panels of the D/W. A tight , clean and square copy. View more info

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Tanks & Armoured Vehicles of WWII

By: Jan Surmondt

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Taj Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03889

ISBN: 1844060292

Condition: Near Fine


Tanks & Armoured Fighting Vehicles of World War II, provides a survey of the tanks and other military vehicles - armoured cars halftracks, trucks, cars, motorcycles and others - with some 300 illustrations, many of them in colour. The head of the spine on the D/W as a small crease. A good , tight , clan copy. View more info

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The Rose

By: Jennifer Potter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Atlantic Books: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03870

ISBN: 1848878346

Condition: Near Fine


In ' The Rose', the acclaimed horticultural historian Jennifer Potter shows what, exactly, gives this most fragrant flower its potency in societies around the world. Beginning her story in the Greek and Roman empires, she travels across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas to unravel its evolution from simple briar of the Northern Hemisphere to the height of cultivated perfection found in rose gardens today. The D/W is priced clipped. It also has small wear to... View more info

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Ensign in the Peninsular War: Letters of John Aitchison

By: John Aitchison

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03836

ISBN: 0718118286

Condition: Near Fine


The letters and diaries of John Aitchison provide a remarkable full account of the experiences and reactions of a young Guards officer in one of the great campaigns in British military history, and this selection has been expertly edited and amplified by W.F.K. Thompson. The text block has some light spotting. The covers are covered in protective plastic. The price of this book includes 2nd class postage. View more info