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The Unsinkable Mrs Brown

By: Bancroft, Caroline

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Johnson Books: 2015

Seller ID: 16160

ISBN: 0933472250

Condition: As New


45pp, illustrated laminated softback covers. Many b + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The colourful career of Mrs Molly Brown, the red haired Irish girl who rose from waitress in Leadville to being the grandest of Society dames - and survived the sinking of The Titanic. View more info

Here For Good The Methodist Story In The Manchester Area

By: Banks, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Manchester & Stockport District, 1997:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4485

Condition: Fine


36 pp, softback covers, b + w illustrations. Preface by Rev David Willie. One small scrape mark to cover, otherwise Fine, as new. The story of Methodism in Manchester over the last 250 years. View more info

Nunnington Hall North Yorkshire

By: Barber, Andrew

Price: £3.50

Publisher: National Trust: 2000

Seller ID: 8503

Condition: Fine


Revised edition. 32pp, card covers. Many colour illustrations. The story of the country house and its contents. View more info

How It All Began Up The High Street

By: Baren, Maurice

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Michael O'Mara: 1996

Seller ID: 12176

ISBN: 1854796674

Condition: Fine


Large softback of 144pp, with illustrated laminated covers.Many b + w illustrations. A very clean, tight copy. The history of 42 famous shops, banks and businesses. View more info

Discovering Costume

By: Barfoot, Audrey

Price: £5.00

Publisher: University of London: 1961

Seller ID: 6640

Condition: Very Good


1st reprint. 128pp, complete dustjacket in plastic cover. Colour and b + w illustrations. Protective cover attached with sellotape, otherwise very clean. English costume from Saxon times to 1929. View more info

A Year's Housekeeping in South Africa

By: Barker, Lady

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16820

Condition: Very Good


335pp. illustrated blue cloth covered boards, rubbed to the edges and front. Engraved frontispiece and 8 drawn illustrations. Previous owners' name and stamps to the flyleaves and one of the margins, a light mark to the margin of two pages, otherwise internally clean. Life in South Africa in 1875 - 1876. View more info

The Medieval Papacy

By: Barraclough, Geoffrey

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 1972

Seller ID: 16032

ISBN: 0500330115

Condition: Very Good


216pp, the paper tanning a little with age. Laminated illustrated card covers without creases. 100 illustrations, 24 in colour. A clean, tight copy. The development and change of the medieval papacy, and how its legal and administrative machinery militated against its claim to spiritual leadership and became an obstacle to reform. View more info

The Romans

By: Barrow, R H

Price: £1.50

Publisher: Penguin Pelican: 1951

Seller ID: 10344

Condition: Very Good


224pp, the edges browning a little with age, blue and white softback covers. Original owner's name to front cover, otherwise a clean, tight copy. Rome's achievement and contribution to Western civilization View more info

The Romans

By: Barrow, R H

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Penguin Pelican: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12071

Condition: Very Good


224pp, the edges browning a little with age. Blue and white softback covers. A Pelican book. A clean, tight copy. Ancient Rome's achievement and her contribution to western civilization. View more info

Rosa Luxemburg A Reappraisal

By: Basso, Lelio

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16025

ISBN: 0233966382

Condition: Fine


First English editon, translated by Douglas Parmee. 183pp, with a complete dustjacket. A very clean copy. The life and thought of the socialist who played a leading role in the German and Polish movements before the 1917 - 19 revolutionary years. View more info

The English Inn

By: Batchelor, Denzil

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Batsford: 1964

Seller ID: 8

Condition: Very Good


192 pp, red cloth boards. Dustjacket with tears to top edge and a small portion of loss. Numerous photographs in black and white. Ex library, with neat stamp, otherwise clean. View more info

Jane Austen and the English Landscape

By: Batey, Mavis

Price: £16.50

Publisher: Barn Elms: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16974

ISBN: 1899551025

Condition: Very Good


Large format. 135pp, complete illustrated dustjacket, a little faded to the spine. Colour and b + w illustrations. Original owner's name to the flyleaf, otherwise internally very clean. The real and fictional landscapes in Jane Austen's work, and the ideas behind the response of her characters to landscape, reflecting contemporary 'taste and feeling' - sensibility, the gothic etc.. View more info

The Lighthouse Stevensons

By: Bathurst, Bella

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 1999

Seller ID: 11380

ISBN: 0006530761

Condition: As New


284pp, illustrated softback covers. B + w illustrations. A clean, tight, unread copy. The story of the building of the Scottish lighthouses by the ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson. View more info

Mrs Gladstone The Portrait of A Marriage

By: Battiscombe, Georgina

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Constable: 1956

Seller ID: 6239

Condition: Very Good


251pp, dustjacket with wear to edges and a portion of loss to the top of the spine. Colour frontispiece portrait. A few light spots of foxing to foredge, otherwise internally clean. View more info

A Concise History of Art Part Two From the Renaissance to the Present Day

By: Bazin, Germain

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1968

Seller ID: 10928

Condition: Very Good


Reprint of 1st English edition, with revisions and additions. 544pp, laminated softback covers with one light crease to front. Colour and b + w illustrations. Includes Renaissance, Baroque, France and China, India , Japan etc View more info

The Presidents In American History

By: Beard, Charles A and Beard, Walter

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Messner: 1969

Seller ID: 1176

Condition: Very Good


30th printing. 199pp, dustjacket, worn to edges and repaired. B + w illustrations. Flyleaf attached to front board and 2 small library stamps blacked out on title page, otherwise internally clean. View more info

Guide to St Michael, Stinsford

By: Beatty, C J P

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Stinsford PCC: 1997

Seller ID: 11446

ISBN: 0953056600

Condition: Fine


Revised and enlarged second edition. 9pp, illustrated card covers. B + w photographs. A very clean copy. Comes with a one-page guide sheet. The church is famous for its Thomas Hardy associations. View more info

Five Centuries of Ballet Designs

By: Beaumont, Cyril W and Sitwell, Sacheverell

Price: £42.50

Publisher: The Studio: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15031

Condition: Very Good


Large format. 136pp. Illustrated dustjacket with loss to the edges, Red cloth covered boards, a little worn to the top of the spine. 8 colour plates and nearly 300 b + w reproductions of sets, backcloths, costumes etc from original designs. A few small spots of foxing to inner board, otherwise internally clean. A classic account of ballet design from 1489 to Picasso's Parade. View more info

Brasses And Brass Rubbing

By: Beedell, Suzanne

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Bartholomew: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6670

ISBN: 0851529399

Condition: Very Good


96pp, complete dustjacket. Many b + w illustrations. Original owner's bookplate on flyleaf, a couple of very faint spots of foxing, otherwise internally clean. The people of the brasses, and how to make and display a brass rubbing. Comes with a couple of extra cards with illustrations of brasses. View more info

More About A Village Called Starbeck

By: Beer, Gordon

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Gordon Beer: 1111

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15393

ISBN: 0951407406

Condition: Very Good


Probably late 1980s. 64pp, illustrated card covers. Many b + w illustrations. Two walks around Starbeck in Harrogate, with notes on the history, people, and buildings. A clean, tight copy.. View more info