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Book Id: 06nfh0870

Price: $17.90

Title: THE UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA - With Chapters on Rhodesia and the Native Territories of the High Commission

Author: W. BASIL WORSFOLD - Sometime Editor of "The Johannesburg Star"

Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, London, 1912, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 530 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Fold-out Map to rear epr, Map to eprs, 5 Parts & INDEX.

Condition:Red h/c with gilt title to spine & frcvr, slight fading to spine, rubbing to spine & corners with tears to spine, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, ex-library copy with a couple of stamps to freprs and inscrip to frepr, frcvr loose to spine (all intact).

Description: The history, government, industrial development and socio-political situation in South Africa at the time of writing (1912).

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Book Id: 06nfh0869

Price: $18.90

Title: HISTORY & ETYMOLOGY of WORDS & PHRASES " Why You Say It " by Webb B Garrison 1955 Illustrated by H R Martin -

Author: by WEBB B. GARRISON Illustrated by Henry R. Martin ----------- Be sure to add us to your favourites list and check out our other items!

Publisher: Abingdon Press, New York, 1955, hardcover 8vo without dj, 448pp., humourous B/W ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, silver/grey eprs, 24 Chapters, Bibliography & INDEX.

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine (rubbed and faded), rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, a private libris sticker to fr.paste-down, inscription to frepr, slight foxing to outside page edges, without dustjacket.

Description: Interesting information on how over 700 everyday words and phrases originated. 'To pass the buck' - 'To lick into shape' - 'Shoddy' - 'To egg one on' - ' No man's land' - 'Bigwig' - 'Grit' . . . and yes! we combine items so you save on postage

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Book Id: 06nfh0848

Price: $18.20

Title: HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EXPEDITIONS - ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, MODERN, ORIENTAL TRAVEL & EXPLORATION

Author: KAREN FARRINGTON - An ex-Fleet Street Journalist

Publisher: Mercury Books, London, 2007, hardcover Quarto with dj, 192pages, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, MAPS throughout, 7 Chapters, Conclusion & INDEX.

Condition:Illustrated hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight edgewear.

Description: From 'Early Expeditions', 'Travels Before 1600', then 'Asia - Africa - The Americas from 1600', to 'Arctic and Antarctic' and 'Australasia', so much is covered in this volume. It captures the excitement, adventure, and the determination of expeditions.

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Book Id: 06nfh0819

Price: $12.00

Title: A HISTORY OF SURNAMES OF THE BRITISH ISLES A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF THEIR ORIGIN, EVOLUTION, ETYMOLOGY, AND LEGAL STATUS

Author: C. L'ESTRANGE EWEN Author of "Ewen of East Anglia and the Fenland", "Witch Hunting and Witch Trials", etc.

Publisher: Gale Research Company, Detroit U.S., 1968, first reprint from the 1931 1st ed. London publication, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 508pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, cream epr

Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine (slightly faded & with library sticker to base), rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, an ex-library copy (with a Withdrawn stamp) with stamps & stickers & small envelope to freprs

Description: There are now over 100,000 different British surnames, a large proportion of which exist with their origin veiled in doubt. All surnames, like place-names, were originally words with common-sense significations, often now lost.

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Book Id: 06nfh0771

Price: $14.40

Title: Layman's History of the CHURCH of ENGLAND by Balleine 1958 ILLUSTRATED HISTORY BOOK: ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL & MODERN

Author: by G R Balleine M.A. detailing over 16 centuries of the development of the Church

Publisher: Church Book Room Press, London, 1958 7th impression from 1913, hardcover 8vo with dj, 12 chapters, b/w line illustrations & photos, 213 pp., Index.

Condition:Red cloth-bound softcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with mild age-toning to endpapers and page edges, in an GOOD-MINUS DUSTJACKET, with rubbing and edgewear.

Description: "Some church histories have been written from the standpoint of an Archbishop's Commissary. They deal with Kings and Councils and Conferences......the present book deals with the church as it is seen by the man in the pew, not by the man in the mitre"

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Book Id: 06nfh0764

Price: $44.40

Title: HISTORY of MANKIND Cultural & Scientific Development The Great Medieval Civilisations Volume III in two matching volumes FIRST EDITION

Author: Gaston Wiet - Vadime Elisseeff - Philippe Wolff and Jean Naudou - Translated from the French

Publisher: For the International Commission for a History of the Scientific and Cultural Development of Mankind, by Allen & Unwin, London, 1975 FIRST EDITION, 2 large matching hardcover 8vos

Condition:Two matching blue cloth-bound hardcovers with bright gilt boxed title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in clipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKETS with minor rubbing and edgewear.

Description: Generally covering the years AD 400 through to 1300 (approx.) 1st Volume : Introduction; Part 1; Part 2 (Section 1) - 2nd Volume : Part 2 (Section 2); Part 3. Historical background - Religion and Philosophy - An engrossing set in good condition.

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Book Id: 06nfh0750

Price: $16.40

Title: LOVE IN ACTION - THE SOCIOLOGY OF SEX - Survey of Sexual Behaviour

Author: Dr Fernando Henriques M.A. Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Leeds University Chapter Head designs by Rosamund Seymour

Publisher: Macgibbon & Kee, London, 1963, Ninth Impression, 1st pub. 1959, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 432pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, 12 Chapters, Postscript & INDEX &

Condition:Maroon cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine (gilt slightly rubbed off to top of spine), slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing t

Description: Selecting from primitive and highly developed societies, past and present, the author has in one volume been able to show the rich variety of man's sexual activities, and the attitudes of society towards them. Tinged with dry humour and lavishly illustra

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Book Id: 06nfh0638

Price: $35.00

Title: The Coming of the MAORI - NEW ZEALAND - HISTORY BOOKS - Foreword by the Rt. Hon. P. Fraser C.H., P.C., M.P.

Author: TE RANGI HIROA - Sir Peter Buck K.C.M.G., D.S.O., M.A., Litt.D., D.Sc., M.D., Ch.B. Late Director, Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Professor of Anthropology

Publisher: For Maori Purposes Fund Board by Whitcoulls, Christchurch NZ, 1950, Second ed., 1st pub. 1949, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 551pages 4 Parts, 30 Chapters, Epilogue

Condition:Mustard cloth-bound h/c with red title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with hole to fr.fold-in, fading to spine, several tears, rubbing & edgewear.

Description: This embodies the life-long research, study, considered opinions and conclusions of the greatest authority not only upon the Maori people and their history, traditions, customs, culture, social organization and economic life, but on the whole of Polynesia

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