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MILITARY OPERATIONS FRANCE AND BELGIUM 1914 (2 VOLUMES)
Written by James E. Edmonds.
Stock no. 1819237
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 2nd 1926. Very good condition.

Second Edition. History of The Great War Military Operations based on official documents. Mons, The Retreat to the Seine, The Marne and the Aisne, August-October 1914. Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Volume I has a number of maps (sketches) bound in to the volume. Volume II is a red cloth box of 40 maps. Reprint. Spines faded. Volume I: Bookplate to front pastedown and name in ink to front endpaper. Browning to endpapers and text block. Volume II (box of maps) cloth is mottled and a little frayed, name in ink to top of contents. All maps present. One map slightly creased else all others in excellent condition.

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BYZANTIUM (3 VOLUMES)
Written by John Julius Norwich.
Stock no. 1819236
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2003. Nearly fine 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. Previous owner's gold address label to front endpaper of all three volumes. Black slipcase is in very good condition with scuff marks.

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THE ARDENNES: BATTLE OF THE BULGE
Written by Hugh M. Cole.
Stock no. 1819235
Published by Konecky & Konecky. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

United States Army in World War II: The European Theater of Operations. This is the story of how the Germans planned and executed their offensive. The story of how the high command, American and British, reacted to defeat the German plan once the reality of a German offensive was accepted. The story of the American fighting man and the manner in which he fought a myriad of small defensive battles until the torrent of the German attack was slowed and diverted. Black cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 156852370X. Small, neat, inscription in ink to front endpaper. Minor foxing to top edge of text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine and front edge of spine, light scuffing.

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THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
Written by Frantz Funck-Brentano; H. Sutherland Edwards.
Stock no. 1819234
Published by John Macqueen. 1st 1901. Almost very good condition.

Being the True Story of Marie-Antoinette and the Cardinal de Rohan in which her reputation was left in tatters, being implied as defrauding the jewellers of an expensive diamond necklace. Translated by Edwards. Green cloth boards, gilt titles and 'diamond' pattern to spine and front board. 12 b/w plates. Inscription in pencil to front pastedown and in ink to front endpaper. Small closed tear to vertical edge of front endpaper. Front joint cracked. Endpapers browned, foxing throughout, heavy in places.

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WITH THE GERMAN ARMIES IN THE WEST
Written by Sven Hedin; H.G. De Walterstorff.
Stock no. 1819233
Published by John Lane The Bodley Head. 1st 1915. Almost very good condition.

With 119 Illustrations and 4 Maps. B/w photos and fold-out maps. Translated from the Swedish. A few marks/scuffs to boards. Bookplate to front pastedown and name in ink to front endpaper. Heavy foxing throughout.

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS: HER ENVIRONMENT AND TRAGEDY (2 VOLUMES)
Written by T.F. Henderson.
Stock no. 1819232
Published by Hutchinson & Co.. 1st 1905. Good condition.

A biography of Mary Stuart. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spines & vignette to front boards. 102 b/w illustrations including 2 photogravure plates. Spines browned. Uneven browning to boards. Boards marked and grubby. Front board of volume I has the remains of a sticker to top. Rear board of volumes II heavily faded. Inscription in ink and browning to front endpapers. Joints cracked. Some neat pencil annotation to volume I. Foxing throughout.

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THE CIVILIZING MISSION
Written by A.J. Barker.
Stock no. 1819231
Published by Cassell. 1st 1968. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The Italo-Ethiopian War 1935-6. The historical, political and economic causes of the war, tracing the growth of discord from the nineteenth century. Light tan cloth boards, black title to spine. B/w photos and maps. ISBN: 0304932019. Small inscription in ink to front endpaper. Minor foxing to text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed and worn, Author name to front panel has surface paper loss (author name no longer visible).

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 20TH BATTALION KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS (B.E.L. PIONEERS) 1915-1919
Written by A.S. Turberville.
Stock no. 1819230
Published by Goddard, Walker & Brown, Ltd.. 1st 1923. Good condition.

The special interest and importance of pioneer work in relation to the operations of the great division to which the 20th for most of its career belonged. Green cloth boards, gilt titles and vignette to front. Spine and front board water stained. Foxing mainly to prelims and text block. Pencil erasure to blank page facing title page.

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THE ULTIMATE SITE GUIDE TO SCARCER BRITISH BIRDS
Written by Lee G.R. Evans. Illustrated by Raymond Scally.
Stock no. 1819229
Published by Birdguides. 3rd 2009. Slightly better than very good condition.

Updated 3rd edition. Where to look, when to look, how to get there and the chances of seeing the bird! Pictorial cardwraps. B/w text illustrations. 326 pages. ISBN: 9871898110499. Remains of label to rear cover else covers nice and bright. Previous owner's gold address label to title page and date in ink below. Text block slightly browned. Contents clean.

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ECOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS FOR BREEDING IN BIRDS
Written by David Lack. Illustrated by Robert Gillmor.
Stock no. 1819228
Published by Chapman & Hall. 1972. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Ornithologists have been collecting data on the breeding habits of birds for many years. This book is an interpretation of the main adaptations of birds for breeding. A comprehensive survey so that readers can see what is known, and what remains to be discovered, and hence may be stimulated to add to knowledge. Red cloth boards, brown title block with gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0412112205. Reprint. Name in ink to front endpaper. Text block lightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned to spine.

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HERALDRY AS ART: AN ACCOUNT OF ITS DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICE CHIEFLY IN ENGLAND
Written by G.W. Eve.
Stock no. 1819227
Published by B.T. Batsford. 1st 1907. Almost very good condition.

The intention of this book is to assist the workers in the many arts that are concerned with heraldry, in varying degrees, by putting before them as simply as possible the essential principles of heraldic art. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles and vignettes. B/w illustrations. Damp stain to rear board and a few other minor marks. Shelf wear to top & tail of spine. Previous owner's gold address label to front endpaper. Foxing throughout. Hinges pulled but binding tight.

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FLOWERS OF THE FIELD
Written by Rev C.A. Johns; Clarence Elliott. Illustrated by E.N. Gwatkin.
Stock no. 1819226
Published by George Routledge and Sons Limited. 1911. Very good condition.

Revised throughout and edited by Clarence Elliott. Green cloth, gilt title to spine and decoration to front, bevelled edges.. 96 colour plates & 245 b/w illustrations. Fourth impression. Spine edges lightly rubbed. Corners worn. A few small marks to boards. Name plate & pencil scribble to front pastedown and inscription in ink to front endpaper. Spine slightly cocked. All plates present. A few foxspots present. Hinges pulled but binding tight.

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