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A bicentenary history of the Linnean Society of London

By: Gage, A.T. & Stearn, W.T.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Academic Press, 2001

Edition: Reprint of 1988 second edition, originally published in 1938


As new. A greatly augmented history of the Linnean Society of London. ix, 242 pp. View more info

A book of British crowns

By: Reinganum, Victor (ill.)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: T.C. Thompson, Manchester, 1965

Edition: 1st edition


Cover a semi-abstract gilt design with crowns, slightly soiled at spine and with oblique mark across rear board. 6 pp. of col. ill. (by Victor Reinganum), 16 pp. Compiled, designed and produced by James Moran Ltd. View more info

A book of sundials

By: Cross, L.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Foulis, 1922

Edition: 1st edition


Tip of spine chipped, frontispiece page detached. No inscriptions. View more info

A century of Liverpool lawyers

By: Fagan, N., Bryson, G. & Elston, C.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Liverpool Law Society, 2002

Edition: 1st edition


Inscribed by ÒPaddy BrysonÓ on his 90th birthday (i.e. the co-editor, Graeme Bryson, whose own mini-biography is given on p. 174 - 176. ) 190 pp. View more info

A complete guide to heraldry; illustrated by Graham Johnston

By: Fox-Davies, A.C.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1949

Edition: 1950 reprint of the 1949 revised edition (by Charles A.H. Franklyn), first publ. 1909


V.g., cover sl. soiled, outer and bottom edges of text untrimmed, top edge gilt, a little shaken but clean internally. One of the best modern accounts of heraldry and its ancient armorial antecedence. View more info

A cool business: the first 75 years of C. Hemmings & Co. Ltd. 1928-2003

By: Firth, Peter E.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: 2003

Edition: 1st edition


Written by an expatriate Merseysider, this account of a family firm of specialist cold store manufacturers paints a concise picture of industrial success. xii, 75 pp. View more info

A country museum

By: Swanton, E.W.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Educational Museum, Haslemere, 1947

Edition: 1st edition


Corners bumped and worn; owner's inscription on ffep. View more info

A diary of Edinburgh

By: Royle, Trevor; illustrated by Richard Demarco

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Polygon Books, 1981

Edition: 1st edition


A time-line of Edinburgh's history presented as a diary with blank entries on the verso and historical events on the recto. A somewhat extravagant format but one which lends itself to the recording of contemporary events. Inscribed (fully) by the illustrator, Richard Demarco, on the half-title page. Unpaginated; approximately 130 pages. View more info

A guide to Rushen Abbey, with a short account of the life of the founder

By: Cubbon, W. Christian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Island Development Co. Ltd., n.d.

Edition: 5th edition, revised


20 pp., several monochrome photographs. A brief account of the history of Rushen Abbey, Isle of Man, a Cistercian foundation dating from 1134. View more info

A history of Ackworth School during its first hundred years

By: Thompson, Henry

Price: £36.00

Publisher: The Centenary Committee, Ackworth School, 1879


Full dark green leather binding, with former owner's bookplate and address label. Illustrated with a few full-page engravings, this is a definitive history of the Quaker School in Yorkshire that was founded by Dr John Fothergill in 1779 and occupies a fine suite of Georgian buildings that had originally been constructed as a Foundlings' Hospital (orphanage). Covering the first hundred years, the author includes financial information, analyses of drinking water, and other... View more info

A history of British gardening

By: Hadfield, M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Spring Books, 1969

Edition: Reprint of 1960 edition


Former owner's inscription, ffep clipped. Jacket intact. Originally published under the title Gardening in Britain. Plan of Tallard's garden on front end papers, and of Rousham garden on rear end papers. 483 pp. View more info

A history of firearms, from earliest times to 1914

By: Carman, W.Y.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1955

Edition: 1st edition


Jacket in protective sleeve. A well preserved copy. xv, 207 pp. View more info

A history of horticulture in America to 1860

By: Hedrick, U.P.

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Oxford U.P., New York, 1950

Edition: 1st edition


Inscribed 'For William T. Stearn from Joseph Ewan magna cum amicitia, 1963' and with Stearn's bookplate on front pastedown. xiii, 551 pp. View more info

A history of Japan 1615-1867

By: Sansom, George

Price: £15.00

Publisher: The Cresset Press, London, 1964

Edition: 1st UK edition


Owner's signature on ffep, jacket chipped and torn along top edge. xiv, 258 pp. View more info

A history of lead mining in the Pennines

By: Raistrick, A. & Jennings, B.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Davis Books / George Kelsall Publishing, 1983

Edition: New edition


Owner's inscription on front pastedown. A tidy copy. View more info