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Image for Collected Poems Series One for Infants

Collected Poems Series One for Infants

By: Anon

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1946

Seller ID: 045173

Condition: Reading Copy


1940's book which provides a collection of rhymes, catches and poems that will be acceptable to very young children. Small amount of pencil annotation and some sunning to spine strip and covers. 59 pages including index of first lines. View more info

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Spurrell's Schools' Dictionary: Welsh-English & English-Welsh

By: Anwyl, J Bodvan

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Carmarthen, W Spurrell & Son: 1948

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 065068

Condition: Good


Previous owner's details on front endpaper, else a good clean hardback copy of this 1940s Welsh-English & English-Welsh school dictionary. Faded spine. 186 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Six Cousins at Mistletoe Farm

By: Blyton, Enid

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Evans Brothers: 1949

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 064838

Condition: Good


After a fire at their home, Cyril, Melisande and Roderick are sent to stay with their aunt, uncle and cousins, Jane, Jack and Susan at Mistletoe Farm. Good clean hardback in green cloth boards. Faded spine. Minor blemish to front cover. 224 pages. No inscriptions. No jacket. Attractive b/w illustrations by Peter Beigel. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Paris Cent Soixant-Sept Photographies De L'Auteur

By: Boudot-Lamotte, Emmanuel

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Paris, France, Paul Hartmann Editeur: 1949

Edition: Nouvelle Edition Augmentee et Mise a Jou

Seller ID: 027096

Condition: Good


Text in French. 169 b&w photographs of Paris taken post-War and covering all the major landmarks, and streets. Long crease to rear cover. Some darkening and small nick to front cover. Internally clean. A good copy. View more info

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University Physics Part Five - Electricity and Magnetism

By: Champion, F.C.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son: 1947

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 037408

Condition: Very Good


1940's text book intended for students taking a First and Second Year Course in Physics at University. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which has darkened to the spine. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 246 pages including index. View more info

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Memoirs of Selworthy and West Somerset

By: Cooper, Cicely Elaine

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Williton, Cox, Sons & Co: 1966

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 064013

Condition: Very Good


The author reminisces about the time she spent as a school teacher in the 1940s in Somerset. Very good clean hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper which shows signs of light shelfwear. 235 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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David Copperfield

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson:

Seller ID: 038759

Condition: Good


No 82 in the Nelson's Classics series. 920pp. Faint damp stain to last 3 pages of book. Gift inscription dated 1947 on front fly leaf. Jacket has small hole to spine, tear to bottom edge of spine and chip to top edge. Fore edge is marked. Undated circa 1940s. View more info

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Sub-Atomic Physics

By: Dingle, Herbert

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1942

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 044415

Condition: Good


Written for students of aeronautics it aims to give a vivid general picture of the state of physical knowledge and practical understanding of the subject at the time of publication in the 1940s. A good clean hardback. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. 272 pages including index. Some darkening to board edges. View more info

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Art Since 1940 : Strategies of Being

By: Fineberg, Jonathan

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Laurence King Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058667

ISBN: 185669058X

Condition: Very Good


Attempts to survey art from the 1940s onwards as an accumulation of unique contributions by individual artists, interspersed with a few chapters that concern the broader context of the six decades treated here. Heavy, large format paperback - 496 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Hurricane II Manual : The Official Air Publication for the Hurricane Iia, Iib, Iic, Iid, IV and Sea Hurricane Iib and Iic, 1941-1945

By: Fopp, Dr. Michael A. ( General Editor )

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Greenhill Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 068130

ISBN: 185367544X

Condition: Near Fine


Part of the RAF Museum Series, serving as a technical manual detailing the workings of this famous aircraft, complete with tech diagrams, cockpit photographs and plans with a facsimile of authentic 1940s manual. Previous owner's details neatly to the blank ffep else a clean, tight hardback in a d/w. Prompt dispatch. 068130. View more info

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Organisation and Management for Master Printers

By: Forsaith, John W

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Staples Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035553

Condition: Very Good


1940's printing book written by a maser printer for those involved in small and medium sized printing firms offering them an overview of the many different tasks involved in running a printing company. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. 287 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Tibetan Venture - in the Country of the Ngolo-Setas

By: Guibaut, Andre

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026047

Condition: Good


Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. ix + 206 pages including index. 6 b&w illustrations + 2 maps. Boards are lightly soiled with small stain to rear cover. Spine strip has darkened. Top edge dusty. Edges untrimmed. Foxing to edges but text block clean. An account of the second Guibaut-Liotard expedition. Translated by Lord Sudley. View more info

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Round-Up at Lanahan Gulch

By: Harland, O

Price: £32.50

Publisher: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Schofield and Sims:

Seller ID: 004128

Condition: Good


Nice example of this hard-to-find copy. Internally clean copy with a few notes to rfep - 148 pages. Not dated - circa 1940s. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Yorkshire Boyhood

By: Hattersley, Roy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042990

ISBN: 0701126132

Condition: Very Good


Autobiographical essay of unusual wit, eloquence and candour as the author takes us through all the pleasures and pangs of a northern working-class childhood, through the hardships of the Blitz, into the 1940s, the eleven plus and Grammar school. Clean, square copy in an unclipped d/w showing some light sunning to spine - 215 pages. View more info

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Take Ten Years 1940s

By: Hills, Ken

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Evans Brothers, Limited: 1991

Seller ID: 025189

ISBN: 0237511983

Condition: Near Fine


Describes chronologically the memorable events of this decade - illustrated throughout with colour and b&w photographs, maps and charts. Clean, bright copy. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The Cook Hostess

By: Joicey, Magda

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Sir Isaac Pitman: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 034591

Condition: Good


A selection of lunch and dinner party menus and recipes for the 1940's housewife who "like uncommon food and have to cook it themselves". A good clean copy illustrated with b.w. line drawings. 64 pages including index View more info

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Hereward the Wake

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Collins:

Seller ID: 062457

Condition: Very Good


Historical novel set in Anglo Saxon England which offers a romanticised view of Hereward's exploit. Collins Library of Classics printed in clear type press. Red leatherette boards with gilt titling to spine. Undated circa 1940s. View more info

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The Complete Home Decorator

By: Klock, Catherine

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, Cadillac Publishing Co: 1947

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 038881

Condition: Very Good


1940's American style guide which explains how to show-off the home to its best advantage making the home a place of beauty and good cheer. Includes a color combination chart and furniture cut-out sheet to help eliminate the guesswork in planning room layouts and color ensembles (useful if you aren't sure where to place your grand piano!) A very good clean copy which is a little musty. 334 pages including index. Illustrated with b.w line drawings and photographs. View more info

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The Mothercraft Manual or the Expectant and Nursing Mother and Baby's First Two Years

By: Liddiard, Mabel

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, J. & A. Churchill: 1948

Edition: Eleventh Edition

Seller ID: 057875

Condition: Good


Originally written in the 1920s this revised 1940s edition was written to provide guidance and help to the new mother. A good clean hardback with darkened spine. 176 pages including index. View more info

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The Book of Austria

By: Marboe, Ernst, (Compiler)

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Vienna, Austria, Osterreicheische Staatsdruckerei: 1948

Seller ID: 038930

Condition: Good


Published after the war to fill in the gap in the world's knowledge of Austria, the book is divided into three parts:- Illustrated Austria; Land, People and National Costume; and From the First to the Second Republic. A good clean hardback illustrated with both colour and b.w. illustrations. 544 pages + index. View more info