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MAP OF A NATION: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ORDNANCE SURVEY
Written by Rachel Hewitt.
Stock no. 2133693
Published by Granta. Circa 2010. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
From the Shetland Isles in the furthest north-easterly reaches of Britain, to the Scilly Isles in the south-west, the Ordnance Survey has mapped every mile of the nation of Britain. Here is the history. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour plates & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781847080981. 2nd printing. Some bumping to cover edges. Grubby marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small nicks.
From his arrival at the court of King Philip IV of Spain to his death thirty-eight years and scores of paintings later, Diego Velazquez had an unparalleled view of palace life. In this audacious novel, we see through his eyes. ISBN: 9781783783908. SIGNED by author to title page.
An entrancing account of a life shared with a rook named chicken and other corvids - the much-maligned birds who turn out to make delightful human companions. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781847080295. Browning to text block. Pictorial dustwrapper has a 'BBC Radio 4' sticker to front and is lightly scuffed to rear panel.