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Image for A History of Tollcross and Dalbeth ( Glasgow, Scotland Local History )

A History of Tollcross and Dalbeth ( Glasgow, Scotland Local History )

By: Adams, Gordon

Price: $17.22

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, No Place ( Glasgow ): No Publisher / Self Published, No Date ( 1992 / 1993 ), 1st edition, First Printing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155573


------------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 80 pages, illustrated with b&w photos, contents include: INTRODUCTION; Tollcross -Historical background; The Tobacco Lords of Tollcross; Farms and Houses; Churches and Schools; Work and Recreation; Transport; People and a Few Places --- DALBETH - Dalbeth; Easterhill; Westhorn; Belvidere; Springbank ---Bibliography, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for ONE SMALL STEP:  40th Anniversary of the Race to the Moon ( Apollo 11 ) -Introduced By Buzz Aldrin Lunar Module Pilot  ( Moon Landing )( Fortieth )

ONE SMALL STEP: 40th Anniversary of the Race to the Moon ( Apollo 11 ) -Introduced By Buzz Aldrin Lunar Module Pilot ( Moon Landing )( Fortieth )

By: Aldrin, Buzz (intro)

Price: $26.53

Publisher: USA, USA: Murray Books, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160457


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, book is in the shape of the moon with a padded front cover to make the moon bulge and adding real texture to this production, 162 pages, packed with colour photos, not just about the lunar landing but covers the entire race to the moon and other Apollo missions, quite nice, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Empire War and Cricket in South Africa, Logan of Matjiesfontein by Dean Allen ( James Douglas Logan /  Central Karoo District Municipality in the Western Cape )

Empire War and Cricket in South Africa, Logan of Matjiesfontein by Dean Allen ( James Douglas Logan / Central Karoo District Municipality in the Western Cape )

By: Allen, Dean; Foreword By Professor Andre Odendaal

Price: $22.54

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa, Cape Town, SA: Zebra Press / Penguin Random House South Africa, 2015, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158755


------------hardcover, about 7 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 334 pages, b&w and two-tone photos, ---"Cecil John Rhodes once said he had only met two creators in South Africa: himself and James Douglas Logan, the Scottish-born founder of Matjiesfontein. Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa explores in detail how Matjiesfontein was created and how Logan developed this little Karoo town into a renowned health resort, attracting the rich and ... View more info

Image for Northumberland and Cumberland Mining Disasters / Mining Heritage Series

Northumberland and Cumberland Mining Disasters / Mining Heritage Series

By: Anderson, Maureen; Brian Elliott, Series Editor / Mining Heritage Series

Price: $19.88

Publisher: England, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Wharncliffe Books, a Division of Pen and Sword Books, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154965


-----------softcover, about 6.5 x 9.25 inches, a Very Good+ copy, 168 pages, one page corner turned, a bit of crinkling to some pages, b&w photos and illustrations, ---"The limited size and depth of early coal mines restricted potential hazards but as mines were deepened and enlarged from the 18th century, the danger of collapses, inundation by water and gas explosions became far greater and resulted in many tragic accidents. This study tells the stories of mining di... View more info

Image for This Was Logging:  Selected Photographs of Darius Kinsey ---with Timber: Toil and Trouble in the Big Woods / Redwood Classic:  Panorama of a Century  ---THREE VOLUMES

This Was Logging: Selected Photographs of Darius Kinsey ---with Timber: Toil and Trouble in the Big Woods / Redwood Classic: Panorama of a Century ---THREE VOLUMES

By: Andrews, Ralph W

Price: $25.20

Publisher: West Chester, Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA / Seattle: Schiffer Publishing / Superior, 1984 / 1984 / 1958 1st Edition thus, First Printing for All: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154905


----------3 volumes (ONE SHIPPING PRICE ), REDWOOD is a Near Fine hardcover in a Very Good+ price clipped dustjacket, 174 pages, b&w photos, ---TIMBER and LOGGING are softcovers, about 8.5 x 11 inches, both are Near Fine copies, 157 and 182 pages, b&w photos, crease on rear cover of TIMBER, about LOGGING ---"---"Someday" Big Fred Hewett used to say in his Humboldt Saloon in Aberdeen, Washington, "these pictures will show how the boys used to do it." ... View more info

Bruno Cote: Collection Signatures Series / Marcel Broquet Editions ( Signed By the Artist )( Canadian Landscape Art )( French and English Text )

By: Assier, Maurice; Preface By Paul V Beaulieu / Collection Signatures Series - Editions Marcel Broquet ( Bruno Cote [signed] related)

Price: $50.47

Publisher: Quebec, LaPrairie, PQ: Editions Marcel Broquet / Collection Signatures Series, 1985, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 161339


----------hardcover, about 9.25w x 9.25h incjes, a Near Fine eample, a bit of light rubbing to the decorated boards, no dustjacket as issued, 103 pages, colour plates as well as b&w illustrations, all text is in French and English, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Leeuwin Lighthouse: A Brief History -by Cyril Ayris ( Western Australia )

Leeuwin Lighthouse: A Brief History -by Cyril Ayris ( Western Australia )

By: Ayris, Cyril

Price: $19.88

Publisher: Australia, West Perth, AU: Cyril Ayris Freelance / Self Published, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160496


---------softcover, about 8.25w x 7.5h inches, a Very Good+ copy, looks new but there is a some sunning to the spine, 40 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for London and Its Environs 1900:  A Handbook for Travellers with a Fold-Out Map, 27 Building Plans and 31 Pages of Street Maps by Karl Baedeker

London and Its Environs 1900: A Handbook for Travellers with a Fold-Out Map, 27 Building Plans and 31 Pages of Street Maps by Karl Baedeker

By: Baedeker, Karl / Old House Books Edition

Price: $23.87

Publisher: England, Moretonhampstead, Devon, UK: Old House Books, 2002 ( Facsimile Edition of the 1900 Edition, Leipzig / Karl Baedeker ), 1st Facsimile Edition, First Printing: 2002

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155016


-----------hardcover, about 4.5 x 6.5 inches, a close to Near Fine copy but one corner is ever so slightly bumped, as well there are 3 pages with some ink marginalia and underlining so I am calling this a Very Good copy in a Near Fine, lightly rubbed dustjacket, ribbon marker as issued, 451 pages plus maps, ---"Baedeker's guide books first appeared in 1827 and by the time this edition of 'London and its Environs' was published in 1900 they had earned a well deserved ... View more info

Image for Fridtjof Nansen:  His Life and Explorations -by J Arthur Bain  ( Polar Explorer / Arctic )

Fridtjof Nansen: His Life and Explorations -by J Arthur Bain ( Polar Explorer / Arctic )

By: Bain, J Arthur ( Fridtjof Nansen related)

Price: $19.88

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: S W Partridge & Co., 1897, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 159040


----------hardcover, about 5 x 7.5 inches, a solid Very Good copy in red cloth, decorated front board and spine, light rubbing and tip wear, sunning to the spine, ink name and date on front blank endpaper, a bit of age toning predominately to the endpapers, faded patch on rear board, 160 pages plus 16 pages of ads, b&w illustrations and plates, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Pitcairn:  Children of Mutiny -a Study of an Extraordinary Society with a New Look at the Bounty Mutiny and the Roles of William Bligh and Fletcher Christian ( Pitcairn Island )

Pitcairn: Children of Mutiny -a Study of an Extraordinary Society with a New Look at the Bounty Mutiny and the Roles of William Bligh and Fletcher Christian ( Pitcairn Island )

By: Ball, Ian M

Price: $11.90

Publisher: Boston, Massachussetts, Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156487


-----------hardcover, about 5.75 x 8.5 inches, a solid Good exlibrary copy in an attractive Very Good price clipped dustjacket, usual library marks and stamps in book, library sticker on the spine of the jacket, 380pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo, View more info

Image for The Face of Britain:  Scottish Border Country - Travellers' Edition  / Roxburghshire and Parts of Northumberland, Cumberland, Berwickshire, Selkirkshire and Dumfrieeshire ( Scotland )

The Face of Britain: Scottish Border Country - Travellers' Edition / Roxburghshire and Parts of Northumberland, Cumberland, Berwickshire, Selkirkshire and Dumfrieeshire ( Scotland )

By: Banks, F R

Price: $11.90

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: BT Batsford Ltd, 1951, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156339


----------trade paperback, about 5.5 x 8.25 inches, a Very Good+ copy, in an attractive Good dustjacket with some browning to the spine, half inch to an inch loss at upper spine tip of jacket, 152 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood by Beth Baron / Stanford University Press

The Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood by Beth Baron / Stanford University Press

By: Baron, Beth / Stanford University Press

Price: $19.88

Publisher: California, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158743


------------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, 245 pages, b&w photos, ---"On a sweltering June morning in 1933 a fifteen-year-old Muslim orphan girl refused to rise in a show of respect for her elders at her Christian missionary school in Port Said. Her intransigence led to a beating—and to the end of most foreign missions in Egypt—and contributed to the rise of Islamist organizations. Turkiyya Hasan left the Swedish Salaam Mission with scratches o... View more info

Image for Mendocino -by John Bear and David Gregory -Signed By Both ( City / California )

Mendocino -by John Bear and David Gregory -Signed By Both ( City / California )

By: Bear, David (words by)(signed); David Gregory ( Paintings By )( Signed )

Price: $19.88

Publisher: Peoria, Illinois, Peoria, IL: Flying Bear Press, 2011, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 160711


-----------hardcover, about 11w x 8.5h inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed by both, 90 pages, colour examples of Gregory's artwork of Mendocino sights, a nice book, ---"More than a quarter century ago, artist David Gregory and author John Bear, both with close connections to the town of Mendocino, California, joined forces to create what was the first-ever book of paintings and words devoted entirely to this very special place. In th... View more info

Image for The Letters of Queen Victoria: A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861, VOLUME 1 - 1837 - 1843

The Letters of Queen Victoria: A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861, VOLUME 1 - 1837 - 1843

By: Benson, Arthur Christopher and Viscount Esher (eds.) / Queen Victoria

Price: $19.88

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: John Murray, 1908, 1st Edition, 2nd (?) Printing: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160497


-----------hardcover, about 5w x 7.5h inches, a solid Very Good to Very Good+ copy, red cloth, a bit of light rubbing mainly to tips, a bit of age toning to endpapers, ink name, small bookseller's stamp on front blank endpaper, 512 pages, some b&w illustrations of various people, 1907 on the copyright page with 1908 on the title page, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Biggle Berry Book: Small Fruit Facts from Bud to Box Conserved Into Understandable Form -The Biggle Farm Library (inc. Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Dewberry, Currants, Gooseberries, The Grape, Huckleberry, Buffalo Berry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Goumi)

Biggle Berry Book: Small Fruit Facts from Bud to Box Conserved Into Understandable Form -The Biggle Farm Library (inc. Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Dewberry, Currants, Gooseberries, The Grape, Huckleberry, Buffalo Berry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Goumi)

By: Biggle, Jacob

Price: $33.18

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.: Wilmer Atkinson Co. ( Biggle Farm Library Berry Book ), 1913, 5th Edition, 1st Printing: 1913

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157348


-----------hardcover, about 3.75 x 5.5 inches, blue cloth with decorated front board with lettering on the spine and front board, a solid Good copy, light tip wear, a bit of rubbing, one page has a short closed tear, 144 pages, colour plates as well as b&w photos, all plates are present and are nice and bright, contents include: Making a Beginning; Cultivation, Mulching, Irrigation; Spray Pumps and Formulas; The Strawberry; The Raspberry; The Blackberry; The Dewberry; C... View more info

Image for The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham

The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham

By: Birmingham, Kevin ( James Joyce related)

Price: $15.89

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y./ New York: Penguin, 2014, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 2014

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158758


------------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 417 pages, b&w photos, ---"For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce’s big blue book, Ulysses, ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of Ulysses was also its dan... View more info

Image for Flight of the Eagle:  A Strategic History of the United States -by Conrad Black -a Signed Copy ( USA / United States of America )

Flight of the Eagle: A Strategic History of the United States -by Conrad Black -a Signed Copy ( USA / United States of America )

By: Black, Conrad (signed); Introductory Note By Henry Kissinger

Price: $29.19

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Signal / McClelland and Stewart / M&S, 2013, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 2013

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 161077


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed with inscription "To T_____, with best wishes. Conrad Black", 746 pages, b&w photos, ---"spanning from the New World through the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, acclaimed writer and historian Conrad Black examines the rise of the world's supreme power, its recent decline, and its ultimate strengths and future, and the contributions of leading figures, including Benj... View more info

Image for The Vertigo Years:  Change and Culture in the West, 1900 - 1914 -by Philipp Blom

The Vertigo Years: Change and Culture in the West, 1900 - 1914 -by Philipp Blom

By: Blom, Philipp ( Philip )

Price: $25.20

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart / M&S, 2008, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156085


---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 466 pages, colour and b&w photos and illustrations, ---"Europe, 1900 - 1914: a world adrift, a pulsating era of creativity and contradictions. The major topics of the day: terrorism, globalization, immigration, consumerism, the collapse of moral values, and the rivalry of superpowers. The twentieth century was not born in the trenches of the Somme or Passchendaele -but rather in the fifteen vertiginous ... View more info

Image for Ways of Staying:  Kevin Bloom -a Signed Copy ( South Africa / African Journalist / Journalism )

Ways of Staying: Kevin Bloom -a Signed Copy ( South Africa / African Journalist / Journalism )

By: Bloom, Kevin (signed)

Price: $13.23

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Portobello, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 148347


------------softcover, about 6 x 8 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed by Bloom, ---"As a journalist, Kevin Bloom had witnessed and reported on the rising tide of violence in post-Apartheid South Africa. But when his own cousin was killed in a vicious random attack, the questions he'd been asking about the troubling political and social changes in his country took on a sickeningly personal urgency. Suddenly, it felt as though this South Africa was no longe... View more info

Image for Royal Marines Records 1837 - 1914, Part iii:  Royal Marines Historical Society Special Publication No. 5

Royal Marines Records 1837 - 1914, Part iii: Royal Marines Historical Society Special Publication No. 5

By: Blumberg, General Sir H E; Edited By Donald, Major A J and J D Ladd / The Royal Marines Historical Society

Price: $25.20

Publisher: England, Eastney, Southsea, Hants, UK: RM Museum / The Royal Marines Historical Society, 1982, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155347


-----------softcover, about 8.25 x 11.5 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light rubbing, 55 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . View more info