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The Mr and Mrs Cookbook

By: N/A

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Bovril Ltd:

Seller ID: 063867

Condition: Very Good


48-page promotional recipe booklet - published by Bovril, with many but not all of the recipes using this as an ingredient. Undated circa 1950s. View more info

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Looking Back - 50's Adverts

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Devizes, Wiltshire, Hartley Publications: 2011

Seller ID: 063874

ISBN: 1873313195

Condition: Near Fine


98-page booklet remembering the advertisements for products that were household names in the 1950s. Bright, glossy copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Bet Your Life - Theatre Programme - London Hippodrome

By: N/A

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Stilwell Darby & Co Ltd:

Seller ID: 056763

Condition: Very Good


8 page pamphlet being the theatre programme for the play at the London Hippodrome. Undated but 1950s. Original price threepence. Cast including - Aletha Orr, Bill Stewart, Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Gomez, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes, Norman Claridge, Tom Gill, John Blythe, John Moore, Pamela Bromley and Cabbage Rose. Staples rusting else a very good clean copy. View more info

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Borwick's Book of Present Day Recipes

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, George Borwick:

Seller ID: 063845

Condition: Very Good


32-page promotional booklet featuring recipes using Borwick's baking powder. No date but almost certainly early 1950s when rationing was still in place - from the introduction - "Probably the most serious problem of the home-baker in these days of austerity is the shortage of fat, and this booklet of practical recipes has been specially prepared to meet this difficulty" View more info

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Bournemouth What to Do - What to See

By: N/A

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Bournemouth, Bournemouth Corporation:

Seller ID: 063788

Condition: Very Good


64-page stapled booklet with fold-out map. Undated but circa 1950s - Travel guide which now serves as a nostalgic look at the Bournemouth of yesteryear. View more info

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Offical Methods of Analysis (1957) of the Society of Leather Trades' Chemists

By: N/A

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Croydon, Surrey, Society of Leather Trades' Chemists: 1957

Edition: Third Revised Edition

Seller ID: 049796

Condition: Good


Lists the methods and analysis tests for leather with chapters on:- Quantative Tanning Analysis; Testing of Hide Powder; Determination of Sulphur Dioxide in Bleaching Extracts; Determination of Iron and Copper in Vegetable Tanning Extracts etc. Minor staining to boards otherwise internally a good clean hardback. 197 pages + index and adverts. View more info

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Surbiton Street Plan

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, G.W. May Ltd:

Seller ID: 066958

Condition: Reading Copy


Fold-out street plan of Surbiton which includes the original tape-measure pointer. The map has various clear tape repairs to the rear mainly, but not exclusively reinforcing the joins. The map is surrounded by contemporary adverts of the day and the rear of the map is also printed with a little of the history of Surbiton, the Surbiton Lagoon, Open Spaces and Recreation Grounds, Sports and Pastimes, Public Library, Transport, Shopping, and Statistics. B/W photos of the Old People's Home at Fairmead, Tolworth; Surbiton Assembly Rooms, The Council Offices, Ewell Rd; Victoria Rd, and Ravens Ait ... View more info

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Good Wives

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, P. R. Gawthorn:

Seller ID: 062087

Condition: Good


Sequel to Little Women with an introduction by Robert Harding. Previous owner's details to ffep else a good, clean hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear with sunning to spine - 220 pages. Coloured frontispiece. Circa 1950s. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Anglo-American Relationship Since 1783

By: Allen, H.C.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1959

Seller ID: 055290

Condition: Good


Written in the 1950s it examines the relationship between the two nations - covering such topics as economic dealings, social and political contacts, the cultural tie; emotional bonds, and the diplomatic relationship. Good clean hardback - front endpaper clipped to top corner. Previous owner's sticker to front pastedown. 247 pages including index. View more info

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Great Orme Railway

By: Anderson, R.C.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Light Railway Transport League:

Seller ID: 060202

Condition: Good


Undated but circa 1950s. The history of the cable tramway in Llandudno, North Wales. 20 page booklet illustrated with b/w photographs. View more info

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Baedeker's Autoguides Austria with Approach Routes Through Bavaria

By: Anon

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Stuttgard, Germany, Karl Baedeker: 1958

Seller ID: 039175

Condition: Very Good


Part A contains a general survey of the country and people, including its geography, history and Art; Part B contains detailed descriptions compiled from personal experience of all roads in Austra that are of importance for tourists; Part C is a Gazetteer with descriptions of the larger towns and tourist resorts A very good clean copy of this 1950s travel guide, in a dustwrapper which is a little tatty showing signs of wear and tear. 294 pages including index and fold-out map. Next post from UK. View more info

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In an Around Ilfracombe. A Complete Guide for Visitors.

By: Anon

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Ilfracombe, Devon, The North Devon Printing Works:

Seller ID: 051562

Condition: Good


64 page stapled booklet circa mid 1950s with a cover price of 2/-. Now serves as a nostalgic look back well over half-a-century at the Devon holiday attraction with a host of adverts for local businesses and things to do. Light shelfwear to covers else a good clean copy with the attached, fold-out map intact. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Farm Tractor

By: Appleyard, John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Greenwich Editions: 1995

Seller ID: 040983

ISBN: 0862880416

Condition: Very Good +


The author selects 35 tractors dating from 1903 to the 1950s with each one illustrated in beautiful full colour alongside a lively and interesting account of how each painting developed. Serves as reference book, produced in lavish format, that would make an ideal gift for the tractor enthusiast as well as the general reader. 64 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Mnandi : The Cook Book

By: AWCJ

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Johannesburg, RSA., American Womens Club of Johannesburg:

Seller ID: 051689

Condition: Good


Tasty treats from The American Women's Club of Johannesburg. Some odd light spotting else a good clean, handy format copy showing light shelfwear & tear to covers and previous owner's name to title page - 200 pages. Circa 1950s. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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The Loved and the Envied

By: Bagnold, Enid

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann & the Book Society: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 057928

Condition: Very Good


Novel about a small circle of women bound together by the social level of their birth - living as easily in Paris as in London, and now entering their fading years. Very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear with small chips to head of slightly darkened spine. 328 pages. View more info

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The Mistress of Shenstone

By: Barclay, Florence L.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Putman & Co. Ltd: 1111

Edition: 530th Thousand

Seller ID: 066817

Condition: Very Good


No. 2 in The Romance Library Series. A youthful sentiment, fresh and romantic, gives to the story the delicate odour of lavender and old-fashioned flowers. Clean square hardback in a somewhat tatty d/w showing shelfwear & tear and small losses - 340 pages. Circa 1950s. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Lost Films of the Fifties

By: Brode, Douglas

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, USA, Citadel Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067282

ISBN: 0806510927

Condition: Near Fine


Part of The Citadel Press Film Series, reviving the lesser known films of the 1950s and charting their casts, credits, and plot summaries. Clean, bright, large format softcover - 287 pages. Prompt dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Ivycott Farm

By: Bushby, Audrey

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Quality Press Ltd: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042374

Condition: Very Good


Novel set on a farm in North Devon owned by Janet Martin, who meets a young reporter on holiday from his job in London. A very good clean hardback copy of this now hard-to-find title. . 192 pages. View more info

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Conundrums of All Kinds : A Book with a Laugh in Every Line

By: Charlot, Yvonne B.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Universal Publications: 1950

Seller ID: 042790

Condition: Good +


Not dated, circa 1950s. Good, clean 90 page paperback in a dustjacket showing a razor-thin slit to cover. View more info

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Pudding on Fridays (SIGNED)

By: Edwards, Derek

Price: £37.50

Publisher: Langley Park, Durham, The Memoir Club: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 052769

ISBN: 1841041610

Condition: Very Good


Fascinating look at a career in the Stock Exchange from the 1950s, through Big Bang in 1986, to retirement in 1998 as the author gives us a rare insight into the life of a stockbroker specializing in company flotations and corporate finance, both in Britain and abroad. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing slightest shelfwear. SIGNED by the author to the ffep in felt-tip - 258 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info