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EXPLORERS CLUB TALES True Stories of Exploration Research and Adventure as Told at The Explorers Club by Men of Daring Achievment

By: AMENDSEN , Roald , GRANGER , Walter , WILLIAMSON , Ernest & 27 other Contributors

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co Ltd: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120940


H/b Read Only Copy, 1st ed.1937. sound binding, no inscsp.med fox tan , well illustrated 30 b/w plates to accompany the 30 True tales by various contributors.Stefansson by Roald Amundsen , Walter Granger , Walter Williamson etc . on land on sea , many distant lands. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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UNSCATHED Escape from Sierra Leone , Factual Eye Witness account

By: ASHBY, Philip , Major , Queens Gallantry Medal [ Royal Marines ]

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Publishers Limited: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5410


H/b Dust Jacket both FINE.Escape from Sierra Leone , Factual Eye Witness account of Major Philip Ashby Awarded Queen's Gallantry Medal , Royal Marines.-True War Escape story of bravery & survival. leading his men to freedom from rebel forces through a hostile African jungle. illustrated Colour & b/w plates.( black board gilt titles to book No inscsp, tight binding, no notable defects] D/J not price clipped [£16.99 2002] no tears, no spine fade ,no notable defects. P... View more info

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THE KNIGHT and CHIVALRY

By: BARBER , Richaed , Award Winning Author

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Ipswich, BOYDELL PRESS Ltd: 1974

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 121007


H/b+D/j VG/Gd.400pp.1974. illustrated 8 colour plates & 39 B/w all important works of Art & history. Giving equal weight to both to the world of reality & imagination; involving both history & literature. " wIth a stle & subject matter that make the book attractive to the general reader; t willl also be an important work for Literary Scholars & Historians.[ 14th/15th c. Medieval History Lyric poetry allegories Romance & heroics] black cloth gilt titles, tight binding ,... View more info

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SIR RICHARD WHITTINGTON Lord Mayor of London

By: BESANT, Walter , RICE , James ,

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1894

Seller ID: 11243


Brown Buckram with gilt titles to spine and gilt crest to front board. Dark Blue end papers, 222pp + 32pp publisher's catalogue for Feb 1894 to rear. Frontis plate with tissue guard New edition of a work substantially written by James Rice but incomplete at the time of his death and brought to press by Walter Besant, himself a respected writter and student of London's history. The story of Dick Whittington was largely rescued from legend, fleshed out and authenticated by... View more info

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SHADRACH MINKINS From Fugitive Slave to Citizen FACTUAL

By: COLLISON , GARY

Price: £14.00

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1997

Seller ID: 780


Hard Cover , Dust Jacket , Fine/Fine , 1st edition , illustrated , 249pps , [ Slavery / History 1850's ] Blue paper boards with black cloth quarter binding , illus with 19 mono illus - On 15th Feb 1851 Shadrach Minkins was serving breakfast at a coffee house in Boston when he was arrested and became the first runaway slave under the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law to be aprehended. The book offers a rare and engrossing picture of the life of an ordinary black man in nineteent... View more info

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I WAS AN EIGHTH ARMY SOLDIER

By: CRAWFORD , Robert John , RASC , [ Soldier known as Red ]., DALGEISH , Major John , RASC

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119895


Small Slim FINE H/b.Gd D/j.1st ed.1944..illus one Fine clean Fold-out Map to rear.& 8 b/w photographic plates. In 1943 Staff-Officer Major J Dalgeish RASC. [ a BBC Commentator]was speaking with his driver who revealed he belonged to the 8th Army & that his name was RJ Crawford RSAC. [ known as Red].Here is the Soldier's story as narrated to the Major. Intro; Summary of North African Campaigns.[ green cloth gilt titles , book fine, no inscsp] Faded Dust Jacket ,Gollancz 4... View more info

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FLIGHT FROM DAKAR [ WW2 Factual ]

By: EILIV ODDE HAUGE & VERA HARTMANN (TRANSLATOR- F.H.LYON)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122757


Blue Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 140 mm approx. 200pp. b/w frontis + 9 other illustrations as called for + 2 maps. Account of the escape by M/S Lidvard a new Norwegian cargo liner of 9,300tons from Dakar following it's internment by the Vichy authorities following the fall of France in 1940.The feat received worldwide publicity at the time and the Captain Nikolai Fredrik Lindtner was awarded the "War Cross with swords" the highest Norwegian war... View more info

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MEN of OTHER PLANETS Factual

By: HEUER , Kenneth , SMILEY , C H , Chairman Depmt.Astronomy

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, VICTOR GOLLANCZ: 1951

Seller ID: 120941


H/b.A Read Only Copy. Lunarians / Mercurians / Venusians / Martians / Jovians / Comet-Men etc . by Kenneth Heuer with Intro; by the Chairman Depmt.Astronomy at Brown University .illustrated 28 b/w illus. by RT Crane. Futuristic speculations on the basis of scientific material to date.A Factual h/b penned with someflights of fantasy - imagination. [ bright,clean mid-blue cloth Gilt titles, Noi nscsp, no annotaion.sound binding, paper fox creamed, internally VG ] outer bo... View more info

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A FRENCH AFFAIR A British Family at Home in South Western France , Factual

By: KENYON , Michael

Price: £9.95

Publisher: New York, St Martin's Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 118776


FINE/FINE.Ist ed thus - 1st US edition. A family affair told with humour - foreigners abroad and settling in to stay [Factual] book & Dust Jacket no notable defects , no inscp.not clipped, PLS See our image. View more info

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THE QUEST FOR TRUE TOLERANCE Searching for a Tolerance That Does Not Make Society Sick

By: MCQUOID , STEPHEN , PhD

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Leominster, Day One Publications: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9569


Paper back , FINE book as new , 1st edition , 173pps , S Mcquoid PhD , the serious and casual reader will find much here to stimulate and inform , our contemporary society prides itself on its veneer of tolerance , Foreword , preface , biblio; , 8 chpts , backlash of history , christian alternative , the scientific realm , ethics , etc View more info

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ARTHUR and the LOST KINGDOMS , Factual

By: MOFFAT , Alistair ,

Price: £5.95

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8204


Near FINE/FINE. Factual account.Scotsman A Moffat - Andrew's University.[ A History of Kelso etc].The author argues historians have been looking in the wrong places - and concludes the real Arthur was a Cavalry General - his conclusions are based on archaeology , Documents , analysis of ancient place names of rivers, hills & settlements.[History v. Folklore Myth Legends , archaeology Eildon Hill , Yarrow , Kelso , Roxburgh Castle , Trimontium , Ogham Script etc] it will ... View more info

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AN ENGLISHMAN in the RUSSIAN RANKS , Ten Months Fighting in Poland WW1

By: MORSE , John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Westminster, London / New York, Duckworth & Co.: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition Thus.

Seller ID: 119919


Good H/b.1st ed.thus. WW1 Eye-witness account, by the Englishman John Morse, who came to find himself in the Russian army - experiencing the ordinary Russian soldier at the heart of a war.335pp.[16 publisher adverts] navy boards red titles, sound binding, No inscsp ,fox tan to foredge.[ Exterior bright titles to front & spine. blue boards appear a "powdery-discolouration" from fade/wear/fox., moreso to rear. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sal... View more info

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TRIAL OF MRS M'LACHLAN , Notable Scottish Trials

By: ROUGHEAD, William [ Editor]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: GLASGOW, WILLIAM HODGE: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118291


Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and blind stamped publisher's device to front board. Frontis portrait plate + all other plates and fold out floor plan as called for. Published in the Notable Scottish Trials series this is the account of the trial of Jessie M'Lachlan for murder in Glasgow in 1862 and knowns as the Sandyford mystery as the crime was committed at 17 Sandyford Place Glasgow and the subsequent Inquiry in 1863 ordered by the House of Commons. VG (... View more info

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ELMER McCURDY The Misadventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw Born 1880 , died 1911 , Buried 1977

By: SVENVOLD , Mark ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118656


H/b+jacket NearFINE/FINE.Historically researched & well penned by M Svenvold.- the bizairre afterlife of E McCurdy where folk were charged a nickel a look at carnival sideshows.- also used as a prop in Films... Originally a plumber-cum-miner - then drifter - the outlaw.[ book & Dust Jacket as new however blank rear end-aper has been folded at some time hence is creas-lined] no inscsp. not clipped. PLS See our image - Pls note the paper wrinkles are deliberate by the pu... View more info

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HEROES OF THE GOODWIN SANDS Factual

By: TREANOR , Rev. Thomas Stanley , MA

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: 1892

Seller ID: 121726


H/b dated 1898.." For 14 yrs , as Missions to Seamen Chaplain for the Downs , the writer of the following chapters has seen much of the Deal boatmen"." each case is authenticated by names & dates".Lifeboat work. [ Auguste Hermann Francke/ Ganges/ Edina/ Frederick Carl/ Golden Island/ Sorrento SS/ Royal Arch/ Royal Arch/ Mandalay / Leda / D'artagnan/ Hedvig Sophia/ Ramsgate Lifeboat] Kent Coastline. Illustrated 24 B/w plates plus one B/w photo.Mid-blue, c... View more info

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SPOTS of TIME a Retrospect of the Years 1897 - 1920

By: WILLEY , Basil , Professor

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus Ltd: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121419


VG H/b in Gd D/j, 1st ed.1st print.1965,Professor B Willey recalling the memorable events that highlights his true self between 1897 & 1920.His theme is what it felt like living through this time.[ in peace & in WW1]gilt titles to book, tight binding, No inscsp.very light fox tan to end papers only] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 30s , mild handling soiling to rear, small edgewear areas of col.rub/loss max top of spine area with a curved tear-line.Please see our image o... View more info