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Book Id: 15cw0241

Price: $16.60

Title: New Frontiers in Astronomy - Readings from Scientific American 1975

Author: Owen Gingerich (Introduction) - Patrick M. Hurley - Bruce C. Murray - Fred L. Whipple - Robert S. Richardson - John S. Lewis - and many more

Publisher: W.H. Freeman and Co , Scientific American, 1975. Oversize softcover, 11 1/4" x 8 1/4". introduction by Gingerich of Harvard & Smithsonian, 7 sections, 31 chapters

Condition:Large softcover STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, mild wear to cover now protected in an adhesive plastic cover.

Description: Articles by prominant scientists on The Planetary System; The Sun; Stellar Evolution; The Milky Way; Galaxies & Cosmology in 31 separate chapters , bigraphical notes and Bibliographies, Index.

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Book Id: 15cw0236

Price: $34.50

Title: THE WEEK-END BOOK. A new edition: the former features revised and amplified and six new section; all freshly embellished

Author: MEYNELL, Francis, Editor. (Stellar Press printing)

Publisher: Nonesuch Press, London, 1955. Hardcover 8vo with dj. 579 pages. First English revised edition, first printing,in original buff step-and-repeat pattern.

Condition:Crisp patterned, cloth bound hardcover 8vo with boxed gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD PLUS CONDITION with no inscriptions in a rubbed GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET, clipped, with edgewear and a few chips.

Description: Dust jacket art by McDonald Gill. A new edition, the former features revised & amplified & six new section all freshly embellished. A miscellany of poems late and great, epigrams, short stories, natural history articles, food and drink tips, quips.

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Book Id: 15cw0235

Price: $37.60

Title: Microcosmographia Academica,: Being a guide for the young academic politician, SCARCE UNIVERSITY SATIRE

Author: Francis Macdonald Cornford with a 1949 foreword by W K C Guthrie

Publisher: Bowes and Bowes, Cambridge, UK, 1949, 4th Edition (orig 1908), SMALL 8VO, 24PP, 10 chapters,

Condition:Crisp burgundy cloth-bound hardcover with a title in gilt to the spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without dj. There is mild foxing to the endpapers and slight age-toning to robust pages.

Description: with a foreword by W Guthrie, Originally published in 1908, this is a satire on University politics that has its roots in human nature. Contents include: Warning; Parties; Caucuses; On Acquiring Influence; The Principles Of Government, Of Discipline.

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Book Id: 15cw0234

Price: $99.40

Title: Memoirs of George Elers - Capatain in the 12th Regiment of Foot (1777-1842) with added Correspondence and Geneology

Author: George ELERS. with Lord Monson And George Leveson Gower as Editors

Publisher: D Appleton & Co, NY, 1903 First US Edition, 324pp, fold-out map of India to rear, frontisp. and one other illus. in silhouette, with many uncut pages in this copy

Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine and gilt crest to frcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with very mild crack to spine at frenpr.,majority of pages are uncut and unopened indicates UNREAD copy with handcut page edges

Description: A very gossipy memoir of early 19th century army life in India with quarrels, duels and courts-martial. He came up too late for Seringapatam and seems to have largely avoided enemy engagement.

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Book Id: 15cw0233

Price: $Not for sale

Title: POPULAR TALES FROM THE NORSE (ISBN: 0370011171 / 0-370-01117-1) Norse Mythology , Norse popular Tales

Author: Asbjornsen, P C & Moe, Jorgen I (George Webbe Dasent, Translator), William Stobbs (illustrator).

Publisher: The Bodley Head, London, 1969. Hard Back,1st Edition Thus. 255x165mm Approx. H/b larger format , 372pp,

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine and gilt motif to frcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD PLUS CONDITION with a presentation plate from PLC Pymble dated 1981, in a GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with rubbing, edgewear and chips.

Description: From the collected tales of PC Asbjornsen & JE Moe who travelled the countryside of Norway collecting folklore and fairy tales - first published by them 1840's, 59 Tales - translated into English, includes the 3 Billy-Goats Gruff & other wonderful tales.

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Book Id: 15cw024

Price: $79.90

Title: Mrs Beetons Household Management - A WONDERFUL CLASSIC - Complete Cookery Book

Author: Isabella Beeton

Publisher: Ward, Locke & Co, London, n.d. circa 1949 from references.

Condition:Crisp cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to faux leather spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear, ROBUST. Age-toneing to page edges & occasional fox-spots

Description: A beautiful copy of the COMPLETE COOKERY BOOK which has fed generations. Published post-war with a more contemporary feel, 16 colour plates and 350 illustrations, From servant's duties to carving & trussing, to social etiquette.

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