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Vespa. Italian Street Style

By: Athos Bigongiali, Bill Buford, Davide Mazzanti

Price: $32.00

Publisher: UK, Scriptum Editions: 2003

Seller ID: 011407


Vespa. Italian Street Style - 1.5 kilos & French flaps enclosing some 300 glorious pages all created to drive any Vespisti crazy. Ads, photos, modifications & specifications, model numbers & models on the scooters. History, design, social trends, marketing & just about all you need (bar the urge to get out the Sidchromes) to satisfy your inner-Vespa elf. Book in lovely & stylish order - DO NOT lend to friends & pat them down as they leave your home! View more info

The Reign of Chivalry

By: Barber, Richard

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Australia, Reed: 1980

Seller ID: 008536


208pp large format book, wt just over 1kg Barber looks at the influences of religion, war, customs, literarture and society. Book in great order with clean tightly bound pages showcasing its multitude of bw & col illustrations. View more info

The Fish Store

By: Bareham, Lindsey

Price: $33.00

Publisher: UK, Michael Joseph: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012092


When her sons inherited their father's childhood home, once a commercial building for storing and packing pilchards, in a Cornish fishing village, Lindsey Bareham thought it would be a nice idea to record some of the recipes and memories of this extraordinary place. It started as a notebook for her sons' eyes only, with lists of favourite ways of cooking mackerel, monkfish and sole and how to make mayonnaise to go with the gift of a handsome crab or crayfish but then it ... View more info

Witchcraze A New History of the European Witch Hunts Our Legacy of Violence Against Women

By: Barstow, Anne Llewellyn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: USA, Pandora: 1994

Seller ID: 009942


An extensive investigation into the social mores that caused the "status quo classes" to denigrate anything that invaded their territory & to use fear & religion to expunge the challengers via the stake or the noose. 255pp with broad appendices/notes/references at rear. View more info

The Rise and Fall of Marks and Spencer

By: Bevan, Judi

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Profile Books, London: 2001

Seller ID: 010909


A fascinating well documented analysis of how the right/wrong person can create/destroy a business, no matter how highly regarded. Bevan details the early philosophy & growth strategies, the personal touches & the culture of M&S. Later in it's evolution business personalities & business politics/ethics rise from some dark corridor of the Arch & modern worldwide business methods begin their corrosive attack. Highly recommend this book. View more info

Paris

By: Bialestowski, Alice

Price: $22.00

Publisher: France, Assouline: 1999

Seller ID: 011531


79 crisp pp, less than 500g to post. A stroll through Paris is a stroll through time. The City of Light marries architecture, old and new, and captivates as much with its rich, incredibly diverse artistic heritage as with its history. This book provides a chronological presentation of more than thirty of the most noteworthy sites and buildings in Paris -- from the Saint-Germain-des Pres church, boasting one of the oldest Romanesque belltowers in France, to the Pont Neuf,... View more info

Historical Atlas of Britain The End of the Middle Ages to the Georgian Era

By: Black, Jeremy

Price: $46.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing: 2000

Seller ID: 010756


This illustrated volume traces the social and cultural history of Britain from the early 15th to the late 18th century. The maps and photographs focus on archaeological and historical sites held by the British National Trust and the book develops themes including wealth and status, agriculture and rural society, town and industry, population and the family, religion and education, and also spotlights particular events such as the Wars of the Roses, the Dissolution of the... View more info

The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History

By: Bobbitt, Philip

Price: $24.00

Publisher: UK, Allen Lane: 2002

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 010175


approx 1.5kg packed for post, 922 clean white well bound pp, minor wear to corners & leading edge of dj, This ambitious book sets out to reinterpret the history of the twentieth century as a long war in which conditions of outright military confrontation or of frantic "cold" competition lasted from the outbreak of the first world war until the collapseof the Soviet Union. He goes on to argue that this long experience of war has brought about a fundamental change ... View more info

A Social History of England

By: Briggs, Asa

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, BCA: 1994

Seller ID: 009834


348 clean white well bound pp plus index, approx 1500g packed/carded/bubbled for post. described as an extremely vigorous narrative history - the book looks at all periods from 500 years before the Romans (what have they ever done for us?) to the modern cosmopolitan Britain of the 21stC. Faults? - there is a smattering of pencil underlining by some previous scholar. View more info

Ugly the True Story of a Loveless Childhood

By: Briscoe, Constance

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 2006

Seller ID: 010357


This book is an account of a child's memories of how she was abused, humiliated and rejected. This is a powerful book. The very beauty of biographies is that they are somebody's own version of what happened to them and how they lived it or fought it. There's no third person commenting on it or describing it from an emotionally detached point of view. View more info

A History of English Costume

By: Brooke, Iris

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1961

Seller ID: 009192


Book has previous owner's plastic wrap (tape marks now on the 1st & last pp) 224pp with numerous line artwork. In this single volume she covers a history of dress in England from earliest times. The book contains an ample text amongst the reference art & historical notes. Tightly bound. View more info

The Confident Years

By: Brooks Van Wyck

Price: $19.00

Publisher: ,London, Readers Union: 1953

Seller ID: 008369


Describes the literary and social scene in 1915 America. Small amount of foxing on dust jacket. View more info

The English Garden in Our Time: From Gertrude Jekyll to Geoffrey Jellicoe

By: Brown, Jane

Price: $26.00

Publisher: UK, Antique Collectors Club Ltd: 1987

Seller ID: 011584


1.4 kgs of gardenesque illustration & information, 272 pp, Faults? dj ruffled at top edge, 2cm closed tear at spine top on dj. Jane Brown's The English Garden in Our Time was originally published in 1966. It was the first book to attempt to describe the influences upon gardens and their design from the heyday of Gertrude Jekyll, one hundred years ago, to the innovative ideas of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe. This new edition, re-titled The English Garden Through the Twentieth Ce... View more info

Man Walks Into a Pub A Sociable History of Beer

By: Brown, Pete

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 2003

Seller ID: 008547


387 clean well bound pp, A tale of yeast-obsessed monks and teetotal prime ministers; of how pale ale fuelled an Empire and weak bitter won a world war; and, of exploding breweries, a bear in a yellow nylon jacket and a Canadian bloke who changed the drinking habits of a nation. View more info

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Working for Victory: A Diary of Life in a Second World War Factory

By: Bruley, Sue (ed)

Price: $26.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing: 2002

Seller ID: 011070


Originally printed 2001, this is the 2002 reprint. 226 crisp pp, photo section amidships, 700g carded/packed for post. Sue Bruley has edited the diary of two middle-aged, middle-class ladies who volunteered for factory work from February 1942 to April 1945. Having previously run a genteel tea-room and been leading lights of of the English Folk Dance Society, factory life was quite a shock for Kathleen Church-Bliss and Elsie Whiteman. The women worked as lathe operators f... View more info