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The Navy at War 1939-1945

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8vo., First Edition, with 43 plates on 24 and 24 maps (one double-page) in the text; pictorial cloth gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly age-marked on (predominantly white) rear panel. Effectively a carefully-compiled summary of the author's masterly official history 'The War at Sea', this remains one of the best single-volume histories. Increasingly scarce in this condition. Law, 0646.


Cornish Mining. Essays on the Organisation of Cornish Mines and the Cornish Mining Economy used book

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: David & Charles, Newton Abbot Date published: 1969

Description: 8vo., First Edition; cloth, gilt back, top lightly spotted else a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly sunned at backstrip. Collects six of the most important nineteenth century accounts of the Cornish mining economy. Read More

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Gothic England. a Survey of National Culture 1300-1550 used book

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Batsford Date published: 1947

Description: 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 5 coloured plates, 158 monochrome plates on 98, numerous drawings and maps in the text, and endpaper charts; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in price clipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly rubbed at joints and mildly sunned at backstrip. An important study of Perpendicular, principally in architecture but also encompassing music, painting and poetry. As usual with this publisher, the work is more than well illustrated (mainly of ... Read More

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Christian Behaviour. a Further Series of Broadcast Talks used book

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Geoffrey Bles Date published: 1943

Description: Sm. 8vo., First Edition, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The latter lightly browned at backstrip and (predominantly white) lower panel, and with one tiny nick at upper margin of front panel. Collects eight of the author's well-known talks broadcast by the BBC in the autumn of 1942. Four talks have fresh sections added to bring in points which the author had not time to include in ... Read More

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The Bloody Battle for Tilly. Normandy 1944 used book

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Sutton, [Stroud Date published: 2000

Description: 8vo., First Edition, with 32 plates on 16 and a map in the text; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A 'sequel' to Tout's 'A Fine Night for Tanks' (1998). Here he focuses on the infantry battles south of Caen during Operation TOTALIZE. Many valuable eye-witness accounts. Read More

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Dawn. a History of Myself used book

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Constable Date published: 1931

Description: 8vo., First UK Edition; cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, bright, clean copy. Read More

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The Ill-Tempered Clavichord used book

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Max Reinhardt Date published: 1953

Description: 8vo., First UK Edition, some very light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at head of backstrip. First published in the US in the previous year. Read More

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The Lowlands of Scotland. Glasgow and the North. Bright, Clean Copy in Dustwrapper used book

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Hale Date published: 1953

Description: 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, 48 plates and large folding map, neat inscription on front free endpaper; original series binding of green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Published in Hales's seminal County Books series edited by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. Read More

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The Bloody Eleventh. History of the Devonshire Regiment. Foreword By Major-General Hrh the Duke of York. [Complete Set]. used book

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, Exeter Date published: 1988-1995

Description: 3 vols., roy. 8vo., First Editions, with 2 frontispieces, 166 illustrations and facsimiles (a number in colour and a number full-page) in the text and 154 maps (a number folding); regimental cloth, gilt backs, a fine set in unclipped dustwrapper. Vol. I: (Robinson): 1685-1815 (1988); Vol. II (Aggett): 1815-1914 (1994); Vol. III (Aggett): 1914-1969 (1995). The definitive history, compiled and published for The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. The Devonshire Regiment [formerly 11th Foot] ... Read More

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Midway. the Battle That Doomed Japan. Foreword By Professor Michael Lewis. [Introduction By Admiral Kondo. Translation By M. Chihaya. Edited From the Japanese Edition By C.H. Kawakami and R. Pineau]. used book

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Hutchinson Date published: 1957

Description: 8vo., First UK Edition, with 49 plates on 16, several maps and charts in the text and endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at fold-ins and chipped with minor loss (just affecting lettering) at head of backstrip. The standard account from the Japanese perspective and a classic of WWII. One of the foremost figures in the IJNAF, Mitsuo Fuchida was strike force commander at Pearl Harbor. Unable to take part in ... Read More

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