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GREAT MOTOR SPORT OF THE THIRTIES: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT
Written by John Dugdale.
Stock no. 1824586
Published by Wilton House Gentry. 1st 1977. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

The author is uniquely qualified to write this story. As an Autocar staff man throughout the period, he knew all the great personalities and their cars. Here is something more than plain history... Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. 256 pages including index. ISBN: 0905064070. Light browning to text block. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed. Musty odour present.

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A HISTORY OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
Written by Margaret Potter; Alexander Potter. Illustrated by Margaret Potter; Alexander Potter.
Stock no. 1324316
Published by Penguin Books Ltd. 1946. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial paperwraps with brown border and red title to front. Colour lithographs and b/w drawings. Puffin Picture Book No. 37. Slight rubbing to cover edges and slight fading to spine. Some page corners slightly creased. Contents clean.

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BRITISH AVIATION THE OMINOUS SKIES 1935-1939
Written by Harald Penrose.
Stock no. 1824577
Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1st 1980. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The story of aviation just before World War II. B/w photos. ISBN: 0112902987. A nice, clean copy. Pink pictorial dustwrapper is faded across top front edge and spine.

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BLOOD AND RUINS: THE GREAT IMPERIAL WAR, 1931-1945
Written by Richard Overy.
Stock no. 1824575
Published by Allen Lane. Circa 2021. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The author sets out to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. Green boards, black title to spine. Pictorial endpapers. ISBN: 9780713995626. Top of spine of book and dustwrapper lightly creased. Contents fine. Rear panel of dustwrapper lightly scuffed.

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THE WATERS OF ROME: AQUEDUCTS, FOUNTAINS, AND THE BIRTH OF THE BAROQUE CITY
Written by Katherine Wentwork Rinne.
Stock no. 1824571
Published by Yale University Press. 1st 2010. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A study of the water infrastructure of Renaissance Rome andf a new understanding of how technological and scientific developments in aqueduct and fountain architecture helped turn a medieval backwater into the preeminent city of early modern Europe. Large format. Black cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w and a few colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780300155303. Spine and corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Tiny patch of surface paper loss to verso of front endpaper. Contents clean. Green pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.

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GUNPOWDER: THE HISTORY OF AN INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Written by Brenda J. Buchanan.
Stock no. 1824563
Published by Bath University Press. 1st 1996. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A comprehensive coverage of gunpowder making at international level, revealing the problems faced in its manufacture and showing the world-wide significance of gunpowder, in terms of the transfer of ideas and techniques and the transport of raw materials and finished goods. Based upon papers contributed by many of the leading authorities in the field, attending The Gunpowder Symposium of 1994 at the University of Bath, edited by Brenda Buchanan. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations and diagrams. ISBN: 0861971248. Corners lightly bumped. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper spine faded.

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A CENTURY OF CONFLICT 1848-1948 (5 VOLUMES)
Written by A.J.P. Taylor.
Stock no. 1824555
Published by Folio Society. 2000. Slightly better than very good condition.

Contains: The Struggle for Mastery In Europe Volumes I (1848-1878) and II (1878-1914); The First World War and its Aftermath 1914-1919; The Origins of the Second World War 1919-1939 and The Second World War and Its Aftermath 1939-1948. Second printing. A lovely set contained in publisher's slipcase which has a small 1" split to lower open edge (caused by weight of books) and is lightly scuffed.

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BYZANTIUM (3 VOLUMES)
Written by John Julius Norwich.
Stock no. 1824554
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2003. Slightly better than very good condition.

3 volume set. The Early Centuries; The Decline and Fall; The Apogee. Different colour cloths for each volume with black and gilt decorations. Colour plates. A lovely set contained in publisher's slipcase which is in very good condition being scuffed, bubbled on the rear, and a small knock to closed vertical edge.

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THE MAPPING OF MONMOUTHSHIRE
Written by D.P.M. Michael.
Stock no. 1324177
Published by Regional Publications. 1st 1985. Very good condition.

A descriptive catalogue of pre-Victorian Maps of the County From Saxton in 1577 with details of British Atlases published during that period. Card wraps. Colour and b/w illustrations. A valuable reference work. ISBN: 0906570182. Slight browning to spine and cover edges. Contents clean.

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LONDON IN THE COMPANY OF PAINTERS
Written by Richard Blandford.
Stock no. 1824530
Published by Laurence King Publishing. 1st 2017. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Follow the River Thames from Chelsea to Greenwich, as artists capture the magic of London from the seventeenth century to the present day. Large format. Grey boadrds, title to spine. Colour paintings throughout. ISBN: 9781786270788. A lovely copy.

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CRUEL CHILDREN IN POPULAR TEXTS AND CULTURES
Written by Monica Flegel; Christopher Parkes.
Stock no. 1324173
Published by Palgrave Macmillan. 1st 2018. Slightly better than very good condition.

Critical Approaches to Children's Literature series. Cardwraps. 312 pages. Printed by Printforce. ISBN: 9783030101794. Slight rubbing to cover edges. Barcode label stuck to rear cover. Contents fine.

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FLORENTINE VILLAS IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY: AN ARCHITECTURAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY
Written by Amanda Lillie.
Stock no. 1824519
Published by Cambridge University Press. 1st 2005. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The author challenges the urban bias in Renaissance art and architectural history by investigating the architecture asnd patronage strategies of the Strozzi and the Sassetti clans in the Florentine countryside during the fifteenth century. Green cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 9780521770477. Minor binding error to vertical edge of page 271-274 followed by a few top corner creases. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-creased and worn across top edge with a small closed tear to both panels (no loss).

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