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James Dean: Portrait of Cool

By: Adams, Leigh

Price: £14.50

Publisher: London, Blake: 2004

Seller ID: 036962

ISBN: 1857825918

Condition: Near Fine


Offers a unique and subtly revealing portrait of the actor, including photographs from the sets of his films and also rare photographs taken by the actor himself. A clean, crisp copy in unclipped jacket. Appears unread. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. 223 pages. Next post UK dispatch View more info

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The Model Engineer & Practical Electrician Vol 63 No 1545 December 1930

By: Anon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Percival Marshall: 1930

Seller ID: 038598

Condition: Good


Articles featured in this issue:- Smoke Rings; Loco Prototypes; A Column of Live Steam; Country House Engineering; The. M.E. All-Mains Three. A good clean copy of this magazine illustrated with b.w. photographs and diagrams. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Model Engineer & Practical Electrician Vol 66 No 1610 Thursday March 17, 1932

By: Anon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Percival Marshall: 1932

Seller ID: 038603

Condition: Good


Articles featured in this issue:- A 1.5in Scale Saddle Tank 0-4-0 Model Locomotive; A Model Oil Tanker; A Column of Live Steam; Some Notes on Transformer Building etc . A good clean copy of this magazine illustrated with b.w. photographs and diagrams. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Aeronautics Made Easy

By: Aston, Capt. W. G

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Iliffe & Sons, Ltd.: 1919

Seller ID: 056684

Condition: Fair


Sets out to explain not why aeroplanes fly, but how they fly. Tanning to page margins and opening to end hinges. Repaired with binder's tape - 183 pages plus and index and some advertisements of the day. View more info

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The Christian Religion - A Brief Account

By: Balmforth, Henry

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, National Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025838

Condition: Very Good


Clean, bright copy in unclipped dustjacket. Previous owner's name on front end paper. 118 pages including index. Sets out what the Christian faith actually is without preaching to the reader nor defending it against attack. View more info

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Southern Electric : Volume One - Development of the London Suburban Network and Its Trains

By: Brown, David A.; Humfrey, Peter; Lucco, Mauro

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Capital Transport Publishing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 046484

ISBN: 1854143301

Condition: Near Fine


A new history 1909 - 83 sets out to give detailed coverage of the electrification schemes carried out by SR and its predecessors during the first half of the twentieth century, and to describe fully the rolling stock provided for these schemes. Clean, glossy copy in pictorial laminated boards which appears unread224 pages. Scarce copy - 1 only. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Man's Social Story

By: Carter, E.H.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, E.J.Arnold:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039045

Condition: Very Good


Outlines the story of Man in his search through the ages for Food as his first need, and sets that story in Man's social and industrial environment as conditioned by geographical and historical factors. It explains how during the two World Wars one of the most vital problems was to feed our people and the importance of knowing something of how the Earth feeds us and keeps us alive. A very good clean hardback. 135 pages. Illustrated with b.w. photographs and line-drawings. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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S.S. San Pedro : A Tale of the Sea

By: Cozzens, James Gould

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058965

Condition: Very Good


Adventure on the high seas as the 'San Pedro' sets sail from Hoboken pier with a million dollars in gold for the banking houses of the Argentine. Clean, square copy with darkened endpapers - 119 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Elementary Graphic Statics

By: Crawford, W. J.

Price: £37.50

Publisher: London, Charles Griffin & Co: 1911

Seller ID: 018648

Condition: Fair


Part of the 'Griffins Scientific Text-Books' series. Wear and bumping to red boards which have embossed titles and decoration. Damp stain to edge of both front and rear boards at fore edge which extends to the edge of both sets of end papers but no text is affected. Frontis has been removed. Gilt lettering to spine. Internally clean and bright with numerous illustrations throughout. 131 pages including appendix. A good working copy of this hard-to-find title. View more info

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Magna Carta

By: Davis, G. R.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: The British Library: 1997

Edition: Tenth Reprint

Seller ID: 052755

ISBN: 0712300147

Condition: Very Good


39 page, large format stapled booklet that even the Prime Minister, David Cameron should read. Brief guide which sets out to explain to the general reader the background of the Magna Carta documents exhibited in the British Library and to answer the questions about them most commonly asked by visitors. Clean bright copy with some faint sunning to page edges. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The China Pirates

By: Dodson, Kenneth

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064527

Condition: Reading Copy


Ex-library book with usual markings. Novel set in the 1930's in which trans-Pacific liner Manila sets sail from Shanghai from Hong Kong carrying millions of dollars in silver coins and gold bricks and falls victim to pirates. Small stain to colophon page - no text affected. Else a perfectly acceptable reading copy in jacket which shows signs of wear/tear. View more info

Image for A Haunt of Murder : The Clerk of Oxford's Tale of mystery and murder as he goes on pilgrimage from London to Canterbury

A Haunt of Murder : The Clerk of Oxford's Tale of mystery and murder as he goes on pilgrimage from London to Canterbury

By: Doherty, Paul C.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Headliine: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 053524

ISBN: 0747222401

Condition: Very Good


The maestro of medieval mystery sets his story in 1381. Some light tanning to page edges else a clean square hardback in a price-clipped d/w - 186 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Guild of Freemen of the City of London : A Record of its Formation and History

By: Dyer, Colin

Price: £47.50

Publisher: London, Guild of Freemen: 1984

Seller ID: 047062

Condition: Very Good


Finally sets down an account of the Guild that was founded 1908. Circa 1984. Light sunning to page margins else a clean square hardback in a d/w - 194 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Love in the Film

By: Everson, William K.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, USA, Citadel Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067350

ISBN: 080650644X

Condition: Very Good


Covers some seventy years of screen romance, with more than three hundred photographs which capture not only the classic faces and beauty of the screen's most popular lovers but also the romantic elegance of the sets, costumes and art direction that provided the appropriate background. Clean, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 251 pages. Prompt dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Hang Your Hat on a Pension

By: Finch, Matthew

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Dobson Books: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042562

Condition: Reading Copy


Humorous novel about a 1950's civil servant, Charles Blather, who decides he would like early retirement and sets about achieving it - with unexpected consequences. Square, tight hardback which is heavily foxed to the top edge, though text block is clean. 192 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Bardot : An Intimate Biography

By: Frischauer, Willi

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Limited: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050592

ISBN: 0718117441

Condition: Very Good


Sets out to discover the reality behind the myth and the legend of Bardot in this rare and stimulating insight into her life. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 222 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Sweet Thames Run Softly

By: Gibbings, Robert

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co: 1948

Edition: Eleventh Impression

Seller ID: 066523

Condition: Very Good


The author sets out to discover the Thames in 'The Willow', built in the woodwork department of Reading University and launched fourteen days after beginning construction. Some odd spotting to fore-edges & endpapers else a clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing wear/tear and minor loss to head of spine. Spine strip has faded. - 230 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes : Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession

By: Grann, David

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Simon & Schuster: 2010

Edition: First Edition - Second Impression

Seller ID: 056009

ISBN: 1847378854

Condition: As New


The author sets out to unravel the truth of twelve great real-life mysteries. Unread paperback which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize - 338 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

Image for Liberty in the Age of Terror : In Defence of Civil Society and the West's Enlightenment Values

Liberty in the Age of Terror : In Defence of Civil Society and the West's Enlightenment Values

By: Grayling, A. C.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2009

Seller ID: 056015

ISBN: 1408802422

Condition: As New


Sets out to examine what is as risk in the erosion of our civil liberties in the face of the terrorist threat that we face. Clean, crisp unread paperback. 283 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

Image for England : Travels Through an Unwrecked Landscape

England : Travels Through an Unwrecked Landscape

By: Green, Candida Lycett

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Pavilion Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065455

ISBN: 1857939212

Condition: Very Good


Sets out on a quest to find unspoiled corners, hidden valleys, and sequestered villages and buildings up and down the country that remain forever England. Clean, bright copy - 202 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info