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1 (British Information Services Labor and Industry in Britain : A Monthly Review. Vol. III, No. 11 - November, 1945.
British Information Services : An Agency of the British Government, Information Division, New York , 1945, 
(British Information Services). Labor and Industry in Britain : A Monthly Review. Vol. III, No. 11 November, 1945. New York : British Information Services : An Agency of the British Government, Information Division, 1945. Pp [145]-160. 8vo, orange printed stapled wrappers. Contents : What Is It Like in Britain Today. British Trade Unions Meet. Labor Controls in Britain Today. Short tears to fore-edges, else very good. 20.00

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2 (BROUGHAM, Henry NEW, Chester W. Life of Henry Brougham to 1830. 1st UK in dj
Clarendon Press, Oxford , 1961, 
(BROUGHAM, Henry). NEW, Chester W. The Life of Henry Brougham to 1830. Oxford : At the Clarendon Press, 1961. First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),[1]-458,(2), frontis portrsit. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Childhood and Youth. 2. Barrister without Remuneration: the founding of the Edinburgh Review. 3. Crusading against the Slave Trade. 4. Whig orTory? 1804-7: Attack on the Orders in Council, 1808. 5. Rousing Byron: The Quarterly Review: Parliament at Last. 6. Repealing the Orders in Council: The Liverpool Election. 7. Adviser to the Princess of Wales. 8. The Two Princesses. 9. The Cause of the Slaves, 1807-20. 10. Political and Personal, 1812-15. 11. Political and Personal, 1816-19. 12. Schools for All, 1810-19. 13. The Queen's Trial. 14. Political and Personal, 1821-5. 15. Fighting to Free the Slaves, 1822-9. 16. Political and Personal, 1826-9. 17. The March of the Mind: Mechanics' Institutes. 18. Lord Rector of Glasgow: Society forthe Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: The Schoolmaster is Abroad. 19. Launchi ng London University, I. 20. Launching London University, II. 21. Law Reform Speech of 1828. 22. The Year 1730. Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778 - 1868) was a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom. George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked inthe late 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for his nationalism, political conservatism, comments on technology, pacifism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and is credited as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988). Very good in lightly nicked and browned, price-clipped dustjacket.. Ex-libris George P. Grant (without indication, but acquired from his estate). 50.00

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Comic History of Rome , A BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott LEECH, John
3 A BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott LEECH, John Comic History of Rome
Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 0, 
BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott. The Comic History of Rome. Illustrated by John Leech. [L.] : Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 10, Bouverie Street, n.d. Pp (2),[v]-xii,[1]-308,(2),+ engraved title page + 10 hand-coloured full-page plates. Also, many text illustrations. 8vo, red half-leather, raised bands, gilt compartments, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Light edgewear, some foxingto first and last few leaves, else a very good, tight copy. 350.00

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4 A.B.A. Annual) Books and the Man. in dj
Wm. Dawson & Sons Ltd, London, 1953, 
(A.B.A. Annual). Books and the Man. Antiquarian Booksellers' Association Annual. London : Wm. Dawson & Sons Ltd, 1953. Pp 76 + 5 pp. photos. + 19 pp. ads. 8vo, rust cloth. Contents : "Sir Thomas Phillips" by A.N.L. Munby; "Gibbon : The Unprofitable Undergraduate" by John F. Fulton; "Modern First Editions" by A. Miller; The Lincolne Nosegay Books" by William A. Jackson; "Dr. Johnson and the Book Trade" by Alan G. Thomas; " The Restoration of the Chichester Antiphonal" by Albert F. Seth; " Watermarks as a Guide to the Dating of Bindings" by Charles Ramsden; " Notes on Advertising in Early Newspapers and Periodicals" by Richmond P. Bond; "Old Flower Books : A Bookseller's View" by Handasyde Buchanan; " Williasm Creech" by Ian R. Grant. Bookplate, smudge to ffep, else vg in slightly rubbed, edgeworn dj. 40.00

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5 A.E. (George Russell) RUSSELL, George Homeward : Songs by the Way. 2nd Mosher ed.
Thomas B. Mosher, Portland, Maine , 1904, 
A.E. (George Russell). Homeward : Songs by the Way. Portland, Maine : Thomas B. Mosher, MDCCCCIV. Second Mosher Edition Limited to 450 Copies. Denson 2G. Spine darkened, 1" tear to top of spine, else vg. 50.00

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6 A.E. (George W. Russell) GIBBON, Monk. ed. RUSSELL, George Living Torch. US, no dj
Macmillan, 1938, 
A.E. (George W. Russell). The Living Torch. Edited by Monk Gibbon with an introductory essay. NY: Macmillan, 1938. Pp. 381. 8vo, green cloth. Denson 57a. A collection of essays and biographical notes. Spine rubbed, inkstamp to ffep, else vg. 30.00

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7 ABBOTT BECKETT, Gilbert. CRUIKSHANK, George Comic Blackstone. With [2] Illustrations by George Cruikshank.
Bradbury, Agnew, & Co, London , 1876, 
ABBOTT BECKETT, Gilbert. The Comic Blackstone. With [2] Illustrations by George Cruikshank. New Edition. London : Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1876. Pp [1]-252. Illustrated. Small 8vo, black half leather, black cloth boards, ribbed spine. Contents : Introduction. I. Of the Rights of Persons. II. Of Real Property. III. Of Private Wrongs and Their Remedies. IV. Of Public Wrongsand Their Remedies. Wear to spine and edges, soiling to endpapers, occasio nal moderate foxing, contemporary name, else a very good, solid copy. 60.00

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8 ABBOTT, Stan. HAMMILL, Harry. WILKINSON, Barry. To Kill a Railway. 1st impression, presentation copy ill. card covers
Leading Edge Press and Publishing, 1986, ISBN:0948135018 
ABBOTT, Stan. To Kill a Railway : The run-down of the Settle-Carlisle line; the endeavours of 22,265 people and a dog to prevent its closure and the relevance of it all to transport policy in Britain. Cover graphics by Harry Hammill. Picture by Barry Wilkinson/Picture House. (Hawes, North Yorkshire): Leading Edge Press and Publishing, (1986). First Impression. Pp 161. Illustrated with photos, diagrams, cartoons, and maps to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers with erratum slip laid in. "The Settle to Carlisle railway from its birth has achieved the seemingly impossible - in engineering and scenic terms it is one of Britain's wonders And now, under the threat of death, the line is awakening anew spirit. [...]. The campaign to save the line has reached every part of the Kingdom, and a wide-ranging coalition, bringing together local authorities, consumer groups and political parties, has resulted." -from the foreword. Presentation copy signed by the author. Covers rubbed, lovingly thumbed, ow vg. 25.00

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9 ABEL, Deryck. KIRKPATRICK, Ivone, Sir, foreword. Channel Underground : A New Survey of the Channel Tunnel Question. First Edition hardcover in dustjacket.
Pall Mall Press, London and Dunmow, 1961, 
ABEL, Deryck. Channel Underground : A New Survey of the Channel Tunnel Question. With a Foreword by Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick. London and Dunmow : The Pall Mall Press, (1961). First Printing. Pp. (12),xiii-xvi,1-127,(1), frontispiece, + 4 p. of black and white plates. 8vo, red cloth with black letteringto spine. "The Channel Tunnel is no longer a wild dream. It is a technical ly feasible proposition and economically sound. In a few years' time, Pariswill be only a four-hour train journey from London and cars will eb whiske d through to the Continent in well under an hour. It is, nevertheless, a vast project. In this new, comprehensive survey Deryck Abel abses himself on the extensive researches carried out from 1958 to 1960 by the Channel Tunnel Study Group. After an historical survey, covering the last 150 years, he explains the initiatives recently taken bny British, French and American interested parties. his technical survey includes teh conclusions of the geophysicists and an appraisal of engineering devices and techniques -- immersed tube, bridge, railway tunnel, road tunnel, rail-cum-road tunnel. He dealsalso with potential tunnel traffic and its conditioning factors, and final ly with the financial and legal problems involved. At a time when the Common Market and growing unity dominate European development, this book is an essential guide to a project that may well prove to be a turning point in Britain's relationship with the Continent." - from the dustjacket. Fore-edge spotted, else very good in nicked, verso-spotted, unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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10 ABEL, Richard, ed. LEWIS, Philip S.C., ed. Lawyers in Society, Volume One : The Common Law World. First Edition in dustjacket.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1988, ISBN:0520056035 
ABEL, Richard, and Philip S.C. Lewis, eds. Lawyers in Society, Volume One :The Common Law World. Edted by Richard L. Abel and Philip S.C. Lewis. Berk eley / Los Angeles / London : University of California Press, (1988). FirstPrinting. Pp. (4),v-xii,1-399,(3). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to s pine. Includes edited papers from a conference held in Bellagio, Italy, July 16-21, 1984. "The legal profession is one of the most discussed and leastunderstood occupational categories in contemporary society. Are there too many lawyers wasting human resources and hampering political and economic activity, or are there too few to provide adequate representation for all? Does a career in law permit social mobility or has the profession remained apreserve of privilege? The essays in this volume offer readers inside and outside the legal system a solid sociological foundation for addressing these questions and many others." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Introduction by Philip S.C. Lewis; 2. England and Wales: A Comparison of the Professional Projects of Barristers and Solicitors (by Richard L. Abel); 3. The Legal Profession in Scotland: An Endangered Species or a Problem Case for Market Theory? (by Alan A. Paterson); 4. Canadian Lawyers: A Peculiar Professionalism (by Harry W. Arthurs, Richard Weisman, and Frederick H. Zemans); 5. United States: The Contradictions of Professionalism (by Richard L. Abel); 6. The Australian Legal Profession: From Provincial Family Firms to Multinationals (by David Weisbrot); 7. New Zealand Lawyers: From Colonial GPs tothe Servants of Capital (by Georgina Murray); 8. Past and Present: A Socio logical Portrait of the Indian Legal Profession (by J.S. Gandhi). Very goodin dustjacket. 60.00

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11 ABEL, Richard, intro. History of Jack Horner, containing the Witty Pranks he played, from his Youth to his Riper Years, being pleasant for Winter Evenings
Richard Abel and Company, Portland, OR, 1969, 
ABEL, Richard, intro. The History of Jack Horner, containing the Witty Pranks he played, from his Youth to his Riper Years, being pleasant for Winter Evenings . [Introduction by Richard Abel]. (Portland, OR): for the Friends and Associates of Richard Abel & Company, 1969. Pp. (8),[1]-24,(8). Small 8vo, illustrated string-bound brown card covers and blank spine. A facsimileof the chap-book originally printed and sold in Aldermary Church-Yard, Bow -Lane, London, in roughly 1770. Vg. 15.00

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12 ABELL, Westcott, Sir Shipwright's Trade. Caravan reprint
Caravan Book Service, New York, 1962, 
ABELL, Westcott, Sir. The Shipwright's Trade. New York : Caravan Book Service. Reprint edition. Pp 218. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth. National Maritime Museum, The Development of the Boat : A Select Bibliography 1284a. "Sir Westcott Abell, an Honorary Vice-President of the Institute of Naval Architects, and a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, has here packed into 200 pages an account of shipbuilding from the 'dug-out' and theancient river ships of Egypt to the great shaping-time in England under th e Tudors and Stuarts when the basic technique was finally set down and established; thence to the coming of iron, steam and steel in the nineteenth century; and to mass-production in our own century, to meet the needs of two world wars." -from the dj of the original Cambridge University Press edition. Part 1. Early Days. 1. The 'Dug-Out'; 2. Ships of Egypt; 3. Ships of theNear East; 4. Roman Ships; 5. Viking Ships; 6. The Travels of Marco Polo; 7. Early English Ships. Part 1I. The Growth of the Trade (1485-1837). 1. The Tudors; 2. The Master Shipwrights; 3. William Burrell; 4. ; 5. Matthew Baker; 6. Phineas Pett; 7. Anthony Deane, Kt.; 8. The Stuarts; 9. The Shipbuilders Assistant [on William Sutherland's text-book of 1711]; 10. Timber andIron; 11. The East India Company; 12. The Hanovers. Part 1II. Iron, Steam, and Steel (from 1837). 1. The Coming of Iron; 2. I.K. Brunel [Isambard Kin gdom Brunel]; 3. Scott Russell; 4. Early Ironclads; 5. Methods of Working; 6. Merchant Ships of Iron; 7. The Composite Clipper-Ships; 8. The Advent ofSteel; 9. The Sorrows of Science; 10. William Froude; 11. Ships and Engine s; 12. Steam and Coal; 13. Charles Parsons; 14. Oil and Oil Engines; 15. The Growth of Structures; 16. The Shape of Modern Ships; 17. The Great Wars; 18. Shipwrights of the Royal Dockyards. With Notes on Authorities and index. Very slightly rubbed, else very good. 75.00

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13 ABKHAZI, Peggy JACKMAN, S.W., ed. and intro. Curious Cage : A Shanghai Journal, 1941-1945. signed pbk.
Sono Nis Press, Victoria, BC, 1981, ISBN:0919462898 
ABKHAZI, Peggy. A Curious Cage : A Shanghai Journal, 1941-1945 . Edited with an introduction by S.W. Jackman. Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1981. Pp. (8),9-143,(1), + 8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. The author's journal of her time spent in a Japanese-controlled internment camp for "Enemy Subjects" in Shanghai during the Second World War. Brown spotting to covers, tail of spine nicked, else vg. Signed and inscribed yb the author on the first leaf. 30.00

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14 ABLEMAN, Paul Methuen's Modern Plays) Green Julia. 1st UK in dj.
Methuen, London, 1966, 
ABLEMAN, Paul. Green Julia. London: Methuen and Co., (1966). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-61,(3). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Methuen's Modern Plays series. The fourth play by the English playwright. Some light edge-spotting, a bit musty, else vg in lightly rubbed, sticker-ghosted dj. 25.00

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15 ABRAHAM, Cyril Blazing Ocean. First Edition in dustjacket
Severn House, London, 1979, 
ABRAHAM, Cyril. The Blazing Ocean. (London) : Severn House, (1979). First Printing. Pp 218. 8vo, maroon cloth. A novel by the author of The Oneidin Line. "Cunning and seamanship got the Kentucky Minstrel out of Oran while theRoyal Navy pounded the French fleet. Hastily armed, she sailed in convoy a fter convoy through the inferno of the submarine-haunted Atlantic, home to a bomb-battered Liverpool. Captain Turner and his crew had been fighting the sea all their lives; now they faced the added hazards of the U-boat wolf packs, the Luftwaffe's dive-bombers, the shells of the surface raiders." - from the dj. Very good in rubbed price-clipped dustjacket. 25.00

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16 ABRAHAM, J. Johnston Surgeon's Log : Impression of the Far East. 16 imp. in dj
Chapman and Hall, 1929, 
ABRAHAM, J. Johnston. The Surgeon's Log : Impression of the Far East. L.: Chapman and Hall, (1929). Sixteenth Impression. Pp 302, including frontis. +[7] pp of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. A bored young doctor signs on a merchan t vessel for a chance to find his place in the sun. Here in lies his impressions of the Far East just before the decline of the British Empire. Lightly cocked, slight wear to edges, foxing to text block edges, previous owner's bookplate to ffep, ow vg. Dust jacket has a attractive colored illustration, slightly rubbed with small vertical tear to head of spine on rear fold.45.00

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17 ABRAHAM, P.J. Last Hours on Dara. 1st UK in dj
Peter Davies, 1963, 
ABRAHAM, P.J. Last Hours on Dara. L.: Peter Davies, (1963). First Printing.Pp (8),1-236, frontispiece. Diagrams of ship on page 3. 8vo, maroon cloth. "The explosion of a bomb in Dara, a steamship of the British India Line, i n the early hours of 8th April, 1961, when she was at sea in the Persian Gulf with 819 passengers on board, has been attributed to Omani rebels. It was an act of war in peacetime, and its victims were Indians, Pakistanis and Arabs - men, women and children Two hundred and thirty-eight people lost their lives in the flames or in the sea.. [...] Finally Mr Abraham takes us to the Court of Inquiry in London, where nearly a year later the analysis began. [...] one of the worst peacetime sea disasters since the sinking of the Titanic." - from the dj. Vg in torn, chipped dj. Newspaper clipping laid in. Oddly a very scarce title. 125.00

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18 ACKERLEY, J.R. Hindoo Holiday. 2nd UK no dj
Chatto & Windus, 1932, 
ACKERLEY, J.R. Hindoo Holiday : An Indian Journal. L.: Chatto & Windus, (April) 1932. Second Printing. Pp [i]-xi,(3),3-341,(3). 8vo, brown cloth. Cocked, else vg. 50.00

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19 ACKROYD, Peter First Light. First Edition in dustjacket
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1989, ISBN:0241124980 
ACKROYD, Peter. First Light. London : Hamish Hamilton, (1989). First UK Edition. Pp. 328. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Remaindered "R" to front pastedown, else vg in lightly edgeworn dj. 25.00

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20 ACKROYD, Peter WILDE, Oscar) Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. First Edition in dustjacket
Hamish Hamilton, 1983, ISBN:0241109647 
ACKROYD, Peter. The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. L: Hamish Hamilton, (1983). First Printing. Pp. 185. 8vo, green cloth, gilt titles to spine. A fictionalization of Oscar Wilde's last years, living in Paris, in poverty and isolation. Vg in dj. 30.00

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