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A SUMMARY OF THE WAR RECORD OF THE NORTH BRITISH & MERCANTILE INSURANCE CO.LTD. AND ITS ALLIED COMPANIES 1939-1945, -------
1 ------- A SUMMARY OF THE WAR RECORD OF THE NORTH BRITISH & MERCANTILE INSURANCE CO.LTD. AND ITS ALLIED COMPANIES 1939-1945
LONDON PRIVATE 1st Edition Soft Back VG Book 205X130mm Approx. 
Stapled card wraps, 48pp, Colour sketch plan and one other b/w line illustration of Newland Park Chalfont St Giles Bucks, the war time headquarters of the Insurance company. Account of the affect of the hostilities on the Insurance company and it's staff during WWII. The booklet includes details of the precautions taken, damage sustained, casualties including roll of honour and decorations and medals awarded to staff. VG (Booklet- a little general shelf wear and soiling but no notable defects and no previous owner name). Please see our image of the actual item offered for sale. 
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Inns of Kent, ---------
2 --------- Inns of Kent
LONDON WHITBREAD & CO 1948 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 
Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the dust Jacket. 245x160mm approx. 66pp. 7 colour plates and 37 illustrations and 7 sketch maps in b/w. Published by Whitbread's Brewery in a series of books on Beer Brewing and Imbibing and called "The Whitbread Library" the first two published simultaneously were this book and "Whitbread's Breweryl". Together they form an interesting and informative history of the famous brewery it's inns in London and the South East mainly in Kent where it had it's centre of Hop growing and on the social history of drinking.Inns of Kent is Vol 6 in the series. Copies either presentation or complimentary have the name of the recipient on a bookplate pasted to the front paste down and bear the "Whitbread 1742 " Logo. Good/Good (Book- Shelf wear- colour loss to extremities of boards. Offset browning to ffep.Whitbread 1742 plate to front paste down with neat ink name and compliments slip loosely laid in. Our copy of "Whitbread's Brewery" SKU 118943 and Your Local SKU 118944 have the same name. Dust Jacket- Edge rubbing and chips but no notable soiling and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
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WHITBREAD'S BREWERY, ---------
3 --------- WHITBREAD'S BREWERY
LONDON WHITBREAD & CO 1947 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 
Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the dust Jacket. 245x160mm approx. 54pp. 7 colour plates and 24 illustrations in b/w. Published by Whitbread's Brewery in a series of books on Beer Brewing and Imbibing and called "The Whitbread Library" the first two published simultaneously were this book and "Your Local". Together they form an interesting and informative history of the famous brewery it's tied inns mainly in Kent where it had it's centre of Hop growing and on the social history of drinking. Copies either presentation or complimentary have the name of the recipient on a bookplate pasted to the front paste down and bear the "Whitbread 1742 " Logo. Good/Good (Book- Shelf wear- colour loss to extremities of boards. Offset browning to end papers. Whitbread 1742 plate to front paste down with neat ink name. Our copy of "Your Local" SKU 118944 has the same name. Dust Jacket- Edge rubbing and chips but no notable soiling and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
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Your Local, ---------
4 --------- Your Local
LONDON WHITBREAD & CO 1947 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 
Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the dust Jacket. 245x160mm approx. 50pp. 7 colour plates and 26 illustrations in b/w. Published by Whitbread's Brewery in a series of books on Beer Brewing and Imbibing and called "The Whitbread Library" the first two published simultaneously were this book and "Whitbread's Breweryl". Together they form an interesting and informative history of the famous brewery it's inns in London and the South East mainly in Kent where it had it's centre of Hop growing and on the social history of drinking. Copies either presentation or complimentary have the name of the recipient on a bookplate pasted to the front paste down and bear the "Whitbread 1742 " Logo. Good/Good (Book- Shelf wear- colour loss to extremities of boards. Whitbread 1742 plate to front paste down with neat ink name. Our copy of "Whitbread's Brewery" SKU 118943 has the same name. Dust Jacket- Edge rubbing and chips but no notable soiling and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MAGAZINE, -----------
5 ----------- GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MAGAZINE
LONDON GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY 1908 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Black Leather three quarter binding with cloth sides, gilt tiles to spine and gilt blocked GWR Crest and titles to front panel. 240x190mm approx. iv + 276pp. 12 issues of the GWR Magazine bound without covers but with index being Vol XX - Jan to Dec 1908 with all plates as called for (including the colour plate of the iconic posters advertising tourist destinations.Many other b/w photos including engines, rolling stock, bridges, staff etc. Articles by numerous authors on subjects of interest to railway enthusiasts and the workers of the day including best practice and health and safety issues with other usual contents of a staff magazine- ie departmental news, staff movements, letters, sports associations etc. Whilst individual issues of the GWR Magazine are occasionally to be found, bound volumes of each year's issues particularly of pre WWI years are very difficult to come by. Good (Book- Moderate rubbing to leather but sound. Offset browning to end papers and mild foxing to prelims and last few pages. Book block and binding otherwise clean and sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MAGAZINE, -----------
6 ----------- GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MAGAZINE
LONDON GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY 1909 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Black Leather three quarter binding with cloth sides, gilt tiles to spine and gilt blocked GWR Crest and titles to front panel. 240x190mm approx. iv + 298pp. 12 issues of the GWR Magazine bound without covers but with index being Vol XXI - Jan to Dec 1909 with all plates as called for.Many other b/w photos including engines, rolling stock, bridges, staff etc. Articles by numerous authors on subjects of interest to railway enthusiasts and the workers of the day including best practice and health and safety issues with other usual contents of a staff magazine- ie departmental news, staff movements, letters, sports associations etc. Whilst individual issues of the GWR Magazine are occasionally to be found, bound volumes of each year's issues particularly of pre WWI years are very difficult to come by. Good (Book- Moderate rubbing to leather but sound. Offset browning to end papers and mild foxing to prelims and last few pages. Conservation repair to 15cm tear at p225 Book block and binding otherwise clean and sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MAGAZINE, -----------
7 ----------- GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MAGAZINE
LONDON GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY 1910 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Black Leather three quarter binding with cloth sides, gilt tiles to spine and gilt blocked GWR Crest and titles to front panel. 240x190mm approx. iv + 328pp. 12 issues of the GWR Magazine bound without covers but with index being Vol XXII - Jan to Dec 1910 with all plates as called for.Many other b/w photos including engines, rolling stock, bridges, staff etc. Articles by numerous authors on subjects of interest to railway enthusiasts and the workers of the day including best practice and health and safety issues with other usual contents of a staff magazine- ie departmental news, staff movements, letters, sports associations etc. Whilst individual issues of the GWR Magazine are occasionally to be found, bound volumes of each year's issues particularly of pre WWI years are very difficult to come by. Good (Book- Moderate rubbing to leather but sound. Loss to corner p 291 not affecting text. Book block and binding sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MAGAZINE, -----------
8 ----------- GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MAGAZINE
LONDON GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY 1907 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Black Leather three quarter binding with cloth sides, gilt tiles to spine and gilt blocked GWR Crest and titles to front panel. 240x190mm approx. iv + 278pp. 12 issues of the GWR Magazine bound without covers but with index being Vol XIX - Jan to Dec 1907 with all plates as called for including the colour plate of pictorial posters issued by GWR designed by Alec Fraser,Many other b/w photos including engines, rolling stock, bridges, staff etc. Articles by numerous authors on subjects of interest to railway enthusiasts and the workers of the day including best practice and health and safety issues with other usual contents of a staff magazine- ie departmental news, staff movements, letters, sports associations etc. Whilst individual issues of the GWR Magazine are occasionally to be found, bound volumes of each year's issues particularly of pre WWI years are very difficult to come by. Good (Book- Moderate rubbing to leather but sound. Loss to corner p 291 not affecting text. Book block and binding sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MAGAZINE  1913, -----------
9 ----------- GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MAGAZINE 1913
LONDON GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY 1913 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 
1913.Black LEATHER three quarter binding with cloth sides, Bright Gilt tiles to spine, Bright Gilt blocked GWR Crest and titles to front panel. 240x190mm approx. iv + 404pp. 12 issues of the GWR Magazine bound without covers but with index being Vol XXV - Jan to Dec 1913 with all plates as called for.Many other b/w photos including engines, rolling stock, bridges, staff etc. Articles by numerous authors on subjects of interest to railway enthusiasts and the workers of the day including best practice and health and safety issues with other usual contents of a staff magazine- ie departmental news, staff movements, letters, sports associations etc. Whilst individual issues of the GWR Magazine are occasionally to be found, bound volumes of each year's issues particularly of pre WWI years are very difficult to come by. Good (Book- Leather spine has been overlaid with book cloth with original title and date laid on. Corners rubbed. Offset browning to end papers. The occasional marginal tear. Book block and binding otherwise clean and sound). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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The Victor Book of the Opera: Stories of Seventy Grand Operas with Three Hundred Illustrations & Descriptions of Seven Hundred Victor Opera Records., --------------
10 -------------- The Victor Book of the Opera: Stories of Seventy Grand Operas with Three Hundred Illustrations & Descriptions of Seven Hundred Victor Opera Records.
New Jersey Victor Talking Machine Co. 1912 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 
Burgundy Cloth boards with gilt titles and decs to spine and front panel. 210x155mm approx. Coloured end papers, top edge gilt, 376pp. Undated 4th Edition. Copyright date 1912. Catalogue with gloriously theatrical images of excerpts from the operas and their stars with brief summaries of the stories, music scores and not least the recording details and prices. A treat for any collector or student of early operatic productions and recordings. VG (General Shelf wear to boards and gilt to spine a little dulled. A few light foxing spots to preliminary blank. No previous owner name or annotations. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
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THE THACKERAY SOCIETY  Louis Littman and It's Early Years, -----...........
11 -----........... THE THACKERAY SOCIETY Louis Littman and It's Early Years
Stroud Alan Sutton 1991 0862999812 / 9780862999810 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 255x175mm approx 
illustrated 8 Full-page Colour illustrations of The Reform Club of the Thackeray Society.Reform Club, Pall Mall, London.[ Clubs/ societies/ Company histories] Speeches & Speakers.120pp[ book Fine, no inscsp] Dust Jacket near Fine. PLS See our image 
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12 ----...........--------- SILK How and Where it is Produced Revised 8th Printing
Macclesfield H T GADDUM & Co Silk Merchants 1968 Soft cover Good Book 205X130mm Approx 
Paperback , Good , Revised 8th printing , 64pps , illustrated graph , chart , 3 Maps , diag., frontis plate - reeling raw silk in 1830 [ Chambon croisure ] , Silk Merchants HT Gaddum & co [ Company History ] over 71 years ago this little book 1st saw light of day - the outcome of a lecture of the Textile Institute , foreword , index , 6 chpts [ sericulture & raw silk reeling / producing countries / waste & by-products / figures / facts etc A small book of interest [ Internally VG - clean throughout , no inscsp/annotations ] externally - card has worn thin making trianguals lined closed tear to rear inner flap edge , 2 pale stain/marks to front , 10mm closed line tear to spine edge 7 5mm green cover loss top/tail spine so overall Good 
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RED FUNNEL and BEFORE, ADAMS , R B
13 ADAMS , R B RED FUNNEL and BEFORE
Southampton Kingfisher Railway Products 1986 0946184216 / 9780946184217 1st Edition Hard Copy VG + VG Book 260x200mm Approx. 
Larger format H/b+jacket VG+/VG, RB Adams of the Southampton World Ship Soc. & Memb. of the Clyde River Steamer Club, the Coastal Cruising Assoc, Paddle Steamer Preservation Soc.[ Company history / Passenger ships / car ferries / tugs & Tenders/ high speed craft/ Medina Crossing / coal barges etc] 8 appendices.+ ship index.Profusely illustrated b/w photographic plates.[book - tight binding, no inscsp] Dust Jacket not price clipped,uneven fade areas + tiny corner crease. PLS See our image 
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WESTMINSTER, AIRY, REGINALD
14 AIRY, REGINALD WESTMINSTER
LONDON GEORGE BELL AND SONS 1902 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 
Red cloth boards with line decs,gilt titles and crest.Gilt top edge. 190x135mm approx. xii +169pp + 16pp Publisher's catalogue at end. Frontis with tissue guard + 50 other b/w photo. illustrations and fold out plan of School. Contains a number of appendices including "The Latin Play" A well produced book printed on quality heavy paper in Bell's "Handbooks to the Great Public Schools" Series.Publisher's Presentation Copy. We currently hold others in the series. VG (Book- Mild shelf wear/colour rubbing to cloth. A few light foxing spots to prelims and tissue guard. No previous owner name or insc.Blind impressed stamp "From the Publishers" to half title page. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
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HISTORY OF THE BRIGHTON POLICE 1838-1967, BAINES, GERALD W , Police Inspector
15 BAINES, GERALD W , Police Inspector HISTORY OF THE BRIGHTON POLICE 1838-1967
BRIGHTON BRIGHTON BOROUGH POLICE WATCH COMMITTEE 1967 1st Edition Hard Back Very Good No Jacket Book 
Midnight Blue rexine cloth boards with silver titles, 220x145mm approx. 48pp. 29 b/w photo. illust- includes one of Police Fire brigade 1902. Short history of the Brighton force compiled by a then serving Inspector and published to mark the then imminent amalgamation of the five Sussex forces whereupon Brighton County Borough Police ceased to exist. It is possible it was issued to members of the Borough Police Watch Committee and serving members of the force only and did not go on general sale as it seems to be a relatively scarce item. At the time of listing we can find no other copies available to purchase or held by prominent UK libraries. Printed by The Southern Publishing Company Ltd "Argus House" North Street Brighton. Undated (1968) VG (A little light shelf wear to extremities of boards, previous owner name- PS62 to front free end paper. Some signatures a little strained but binding generally sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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ON THE RUN A History of Croydon Fire Brigade, BAKER , Eddie , Fireman
16 BAKER , Eddie , Fireman ON THE RUN A History of Croydon Fire Brigade
Huddersfield Jeremy Mills Publishing 2004 0954648404 / 9780954648404 1st Edition Paper Back Fine Book 235x170 mm Approx 
As new, FINE P/b, no inscsp.Company History of the Croydon Fire Brigade by fire fighter Eddie Baker - born & bred in croydon - a lifetime in the Fire services - began Auxiliary Fire Service 1960 - followed in his father's footsteps.Profusely illustrated B/w. PLS See our image 
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Shepherd Neame: A Story That's Been Brewing for 300 Years, Barker, Theo C., Professor Emeritus [ Business History]
17 Barker, Theo C., Professor Emeritus [ Business History] Shepherd Neame: A Story That's Been Brewing for 300 Years
Cambridge Granta Editions 1998 1857570626 / 9781857570625 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book Hawkins, George 
Red Boards with gilt tiles to spine, 250x220mm approx. x+118pp. Many colour & b/w photo. illustrations + Street plan of Faversham 1774. Short history of the development of the brewery and written to commemorate the tercentenary of the company. Dust Jacket illustration by George Hawkins a former employee of the company. Fine/Fine (No notable defects to book or jacket. No previous owner name or insc). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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DIE SCOTLAND YARD STORY  The Scotland Yard Story FACTUAL German Text, BARR , Robert
18 BARR , Robert DIE SCOTLAND YARD STORY The Scotland Yard Story FACTUAL German Text
Germany Bertelsmann Sachbuchverlag 1969 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Near Fine Book 220x145 mm Approx Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED Copy H/b+Jacket FINE/NearFINE.1st ed.239pp illustrated 9 B/w photographic plates. Dedicated & Signed by the Author Robert Barr on the title page " To my dear friend Percy Fearley without whose expert help & advise this book could not have been written " German Text, 17 chpts.Factual account.German Text [book - no other inscsp. tight binding] shiney b/w photo illus Dust Jacket not clipped, no notable defects, no tears or creases. PLS SEE our image. 
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MAKING PROVISION  A CENTENARY HISTORY OF THE PROVISION TRADE, BARTY - KING , HUGH
19 BARTY - KING , HUGH MAKING PROVISION A CENTENARY HISTORY OF THE PROVISION TRADE
LONDON , FIRST EDITION QUILLER PRESS 1986 0907621724 / 9780907621720 First Edition Hard Back Fine Fine - Book 240 x 156mm Approx 
171 pages , blue boards gilt lettering , booka and colour illus.dustjacket as new , no inscsriptions , d/j not price clipped , illustrated mono plates , well researched and at times controversial history , based on original sources , to mark the centenary of The United Kingdom Provision Trade Federation in 1987 , H Barty-King author and full-time Industrial Historian [ educated Cambridge / Royal Corps WW2 ... ] 
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A CENTURY & A HALF OF THE HOUSE OF BERGER: BEING A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE 150 YEARS OF TRADING OF LEWIS BERGER & SONS, LTD; MANUFACTURERS OF FINE DRY COLOURS, PAINTS AND VARNISHES, HOMERTON, LONDON, N.E., BERGER, THOMAS B.
20 BERGER, THOMAS B. A CENTURY & A HALF OF THE HOUSE OF BERGER: BEING A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE 150 YEARS OF TRADING OF LEWIS BERGER & SONS, LTD; MANUFACTURERS OF FINE DRY COLOURS, PAINTS AND VARNISHES, HOMERTON, LONDON, N.E.
LONDON WATERLOW & SONS 1910 1st Edition Hard Back Good Book 230X170mm Approx 
Green Buckram with gilt titles to spine and gilt and red decs to front board.. 108pp. Portrait Frontis + all other illustrations and plates as expected. Short history of the Company founded by a German Chemist Louis Steigenberger who came to England in the middle of the 18th Century to make his fortune having perfeced the manufacture of Poussian Blue. He changed his name to Lewis Berger, married and established in Hackney London what was to become Berger Paints. Good - no dust jacket, shelf wear to extremities of buckram- mainly colour loss, corners of boards rounded, Ink instruction and date to fep "Please do not take away" No indictation of previous owner name . Book block a little tanned and with light foxing to end papers. Light finger print soiling to some pages but binding generally sound with no other notable faults). An absorbing company history with much of interest concerning Hackney and Homerton NE London. 
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