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Book Id: 06nfh01211

Price: $22.60

Title: MARKETS of LONDON - Origin & History by Passingham 1935 FIRST EDITION - Smithfield - Billingsgate - Spitalfields - etc

Author: W J Passingham (London historian and writer) CATTLE, CORN, RAILWAY, FURS, TIMBER, COAL, HATTON GARDEN, the STOCK EXCHANGE, COVENT GARDEN etc.

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, London, n.d. but c1935 (Statistics for 1933 included), FIRST edition, hardcover quarto without dj, 302pp., 17 chapters.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover, faded gilt title to faded spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT & TIGHTLY BOUND in GOOD CONDITION with mild foxing to prelims and page edges, minor chips,bumps and edgewear to cover. Cloth-paper pages have slight mustiness.

Description: Smithfield The Metropolitan Cattle Market Billingsgate Covent Garden Leadenhall Spitalfields The Borough Market, Railway Markets, Mincing Lane, London's Larder at the docks. Corn Wool & Hair : Furs Timber Coal, Hatton Garden, The Stock Exchange

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Book Id: 06nfh01200

Price: $16.60

Title: NAVAL HISTORY Admiral Lord NELSONS PURSE by Martyn Downer FIRST EDITION Photos & MAPS

Author: MARTYN DOWNER - An extraordinary historical detective story shedding new light on the life of Britain's greatest naval hero

Publisher: Bantam Press, London, 2004, 1st Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 424pages, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, coloured MAP to endprs, 15 Chapters & INDEX

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.

Description: Medals - Swords - Jewellery (incl. a stunning diamond brooch thought to have belonged to Emma Hamilton) - Porcelain - Weaponry - Papers & Letters (incl. some emotive letters by Emma and Nelson himself) as well as a moving archive of letters from Fanny

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Book Id: 06nfh01196

Price: $12.80

Title: Sir WALTER RALEIGH - A curious gentleman of Tudor times - Drawings - Plates - Map - EXPLORER

Author: JOHN WINTON - Deeply researched Portrait - FIRST EDITION

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1975, FIRST Edition, H/c quarto with dj, 352 pages, 22 Chapters, b/w photos, line drawings, maps, full-colour plates, detailed INDEX

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear to the spine and corners of the dj

Description: Sir Walter Raleigh, the favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, was the most dazzling and mercurial figure of his age. Soldier - Sailor - Explorer - Poet - Politician - Arts patron - Falconer - Chemist - Historian - Courtier Executed in the Tower of London

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Book Id: 06nfh01188

Price: $18.80

Title: VINTAGE SHOE FACTORY History A NORVIC CENTURY and the Men Who Made It 1846-1946 - SHOE FASHION - FIRST EDITION

Author: F. W. WHELDON - 100 years of SHOE FASHION - Photos and History

Publisher: Jarrold and Sons, Norwich and London, 1946, FIRST EDITION - B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS plus 2 in COLOUR, 2 Parts, 17 Chapters.

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & frcvr with gilt church design, slight rubbing to spine & corners, gilt to top of pages, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, "Presented To" sticker to inside front cover, in an unclipped FAIR DUSTJACKET.

Description: This is the story of the various stages of the growth from small beginnings of a family firm of shoe manufacturers in the ancient city of Norwich. SHOES through the Ages 100 years of SHOE FASHION

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Book Id: 06nfh01078

Price: $22.60

Title: HERALDRY Customs Rules & Styles by von VOLBORTH 1983 Coats of Arms ILLUSTRATED

Author: Written and Illustrated by CARL-ALEXANDER von VOLBORTH Membre de l'Academie Internationale d'Heraldique

Publisher: Omega Books, U.K., 1983, 1st pub. 1981, hardcover quarto with dj, 229pp., COLOUR & B/W ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, blue eprs, Chapters, Bibliography & Index of Names.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.

Description: This is a lavishly illustrated and extensively researched study of the complex rules and customs governing the international subject of heraldry. In an informative text, with detailed and cross-referenced captions to 1,250 illustrations,150 in colour.

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Book Id: 06nfh01055

Price: $34.20

Title: EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY by Professor John Burnett 1958 Fourth Edition originally published in 1892 Hardcover GOOD CONDIT

Author: by JOHN BURNET M.A., LL.D., F.B.A. Emeritus Professor of Greek, University of St. Andrews A CLAASIC GREEK HISTORY REFERENCE

Publisher: Adam & Charles Black, London, 1958, reprint, 1st pub. 1892, hardcover 8vo without dj, 375pp., 10 Chapters, Appendix & INDEX.

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with no inscriptions, slight foxing to eprs, without dustjacket.

Description: From Science and Religion to The Pythagoreans, Eclecticism and Reaction and all in-between, this often reprinted classic tome shows us the Greeks of historical times. IN PRINT FOR 100 YEARS

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Book Id: 06nfh01051

Price: $14.80

Title: AFRICA in the IRON AGE - circa 500 B.C. to A.D. 1400

Author: ROLAND OLIVER Professor of African History in the University of London and BRIAN M. FAGAN Professor of Anthropology, Uni of Cal Santa Barbara

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, U.K., 1975, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 228 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS & MAPS throughout, 18 Chapters & INDEX

Condition:Brown cloth-bound Hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, bookplate to fr.paste-down, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear in a clear plastic protective covering.

Description: The book falls into three parts. Early chapters describe conditions about 500 B.C. when North Africa is already in the Bronze Age. Middle Africa is engaged in Stone Age farming and south of the Sahara most men live by hunting and gathering food.

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Book Id: 06nfh01027

Price: $44.40

Title: TRADITIONAL WISDOM. A truly magisterial compendium of spiritual doctrine spanning 4 ages and hemispheres HUGE REFERENCE

Author: compiled by Whitall PERRY 1100+ pages of the Wisdom of our History. A HUGE Journey of Spiritual Doctrine

Publisher: George Allan & Unwin, London, 1971, FIRST EDITION, hardcover, very large 8vo with dj, 1144 pp. & INDEX,

Condition:Large green cloth-bound hardcover with blind impressed motif to front cover, bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with no inscriptions in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET,with rubbing

Description: The wisdom and quotations of the world. Justice- Fear -Action -Mercy - Love - Contemplation -Truth -Knowledge-Union-Invocation-Sources, Index. "He who who follows the way of Truth, will leave the domain which undergoes judgement and becomes himself judge"

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