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Second-Hand General Non-Fiction Books

 

Martello Towers by Sheila Sutcliffe-1972 1st ed with jacket.

£7

Published in 1972 by David & Charles, Newton Abbot. 181 pages. Full page photo illustrations.. Plastic cover over dust-jacket. Jacket in VGC. An ex-library copy, ex libris plate and some glue residue of front fly leaf and some stamps. Otherwise in VGC throughout.

9 x 5 ¾ x 1 inch.

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Brassey’s Naval Annual 1946-original copy-not a reprint.

£8.00

Lots of naval related adverts in the front. Full of information regarding the Royal Navy and other naval forces. Lots of tables and illustrations. In excellent original condition inside and out. Original owners name in ink on the fly leaf.

Measures 6 x 9 ½ x ¾ inches.

 

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British Breeds of Livestock-Min of Ag & Fish-3rd ed-1920.

British Breeds of Livestock-Min of Ag & Fish-3rd ed-1920.


£7.00

Full of information and illustrations of the common breeds of farm livestock in Britain circa 1920.

The cardboard covers show some wear and ageing, but they are a century old. Inside is in very good condition throughout.

Measures 9 ½ x 6 ¼ x ½ inches.

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Good Sir Toby-History of Toby & Character Jugs-Doulton & Co 1955.Good Sir Toby-History of Toby & Character Jugs-Doulton & Co 1955.
£5.00.
Colour and black & white illustrations. No dust jacket, but the covers are in very good original condition with very minor signs of age and wear. Inside in excellent original condition. Presentation inscription and date on the front fly leaf.

Measures 10 x 7 ½ x ½ inches.

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Walking At Week-Ends by S.P.B. Mais. Published by The Southern Railway in 1935.

Walking At Week-Ends by S.P.B. Mais. Published by The Southern Railway in 1935.

£12.00

Walking At Week-Ends by S.P.B. Mais. Published by The Southern Railway in 1935. An illustrated to guide to walks available to users of the Southern Railway. Contains information on walks around Canterbury-Dover-Folkeston-Lympe-Hythe areas of Kent, the Sussex coast and the New Forest in Hampshire.
Illustrated with full & half page sepia photos and maps. 127 pages. Measures 4 ½ x 7 inches.
Illustrated cardboard covers in very good original condition, colours very good. Some minor creasing to top right front corner. Some very minor signs of age and wear. Inside is very tight with no cracks to end paper hinges & no loose pages. Some water marking to the top and bottom page edges which does not affect the body of the text.

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Mountaineering Edited by Sydney Spencer. Published by Seeley, Service & Co., London. 1934. Volume XVIII in the Lonsdale Library series.

Mountaineering Edited by Sydney Spencer. Published by Seeley, Service & Co.,London. 1934. Volume XVIII in the Lonsdale Library series.

£7.00

A comprehensive guide to worldwide mountaineering from the British perspective in the 1930’s. Various worldwide climbs are described by a number of writers, and accompanied by 130 illustrations, and 9 fold-out maps. 380 plus pages. Measures 9 x 6 x 1 ½ inches.

Without a dust jacket. In overall very good condition inside and out. Some signs of wear and slight marking to the cloth bound covers and shoulders of the spine. Inside very clean and tight though out with some foxing to the end papers and the page edges.

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NIGERIA. DECADE OF CRISES IN PICTURES by Peter Obi.

NIGERIA. DECADE OF CRISES IN PICTURES by Peter Obi. A photo graphic record of the crisis in Nigeria in the early 1960’s and the resulting Biafran secession from Nigeria and the subsequent terrible civil war.

£12.00

1st edition, soft covers, 220 illustrated pages, published in 1971. In very good original condition. Some minor wear to the edges of the soft cover.

“PETER OBE (28 DECEMBER 1932-1 SEPTEMBER 2013)

Just as the Daily Times where he was for several decades chief photographer, was the generic name for newspapers, he was also for a long time the generic name for photography in Nigeria. If you wasted time in taking a photograph, you were automatically written off as “not Peter Obe.” On the other hand, if you exhibited some measure of mastery, you earned the name, “Peter Obe.”

He was a legend. Indeed, in the Daily Times, he was not mentioned by name; rather, he was “Ace” indicating his high quality, excellence. His photographs were always stamped “Exclusives.” And, truly, they were: in a different class.

His coverage of the Nigerian civil war for the Daily Times resulted in a one-of-its-kind book, “Nigeria: A Decade of Crisis in Pictures.””

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