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Latest additions to the bookshelves of the leading book shop in Peasedown St. John!

Category: Fiction Author: D
The Passing of the Flagship by Major W. P. [William Price] Drury
Londn: A. H. Bullen, 1902
Hardback. Illustrated Red boards with Black & Gilt titling to Spine & Upper Board
2nd edition.
Category: Childrens
Hans Brinker: Or, the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge
London: J. M. Dent & Co., 1955
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Decorative Cream & Red boards with Blue titling to Spine & Upper Board
Illustrated by: Hans Baumhauer
Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [8]; Black & White Drawings;
Category: Ornithology
Flying Birds by David & Katie Urry
London: Vernon & Yates, 1970
Hardback with Dust Jacket over White boards with Black titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;
Category: Biography
The Story of My Heart by Richard Jefferies
London: Macmillan St Martin’s Press, 1968
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Green boards with Silver titling to Spine
From the cover: Richard Jefferies, who lived from 1848 to 1887, was a man of profound poetical and philosophical insight. Although he was regarded in his own time as an atheist, he was, in fact, a man in whom mystical consciousness was highly developed, and he came to his own distinctive vision of things through the contemplation of nature, for which he had an immensely sharp eye, and of his own soul.
Category: Education
Backward Christian Soldiers by Diana Dewar
London: Hutchinson, 1964
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Signed by the author on the first blank unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.
Category: Biography
Saint-Exupery by Marcel Migeo
London: Macdonald, 1961
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Blue boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Translated by: Herma Briffault
First in this edition. [First: Flammision, 1958] . Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;
Category: Biography
Samuel Palmer: The Visionary Years by Geoffrey Grigson
London: Kegan Paul, 1947
Hardback. Green boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Colour frontispiece;
Category: Fiction Author: T
Adventures In The Skin Trade by Dylan Thomas
London: Putnam, 1955
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Category: Fiction Author: J
Antonia by Naomi Jacob
London: Hutchinson, 1954
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Blue boards with Black titling to Spine
Category: Fiction Author: A
The Commandant by Jessica Anderson
Macmillan, 1975
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with White titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Erratum slip pasted in;
Category: Transport Automotive
The Book of the Standard Car: A Practical Handbook Covering Eight, Nine, Ten, Twelve, Fourteen, Sixteen, and Twenty Models from 1934-1948 by Staton Abbey
London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1958
Hardback with Dust Jacket over boards with titling to
2nd (revised) edition, 3rd printing, [First Published: 1951] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Advertisements;
Category: Fiction Author: C
The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan
London: Orbit, 2009
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Purple boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Maps;
Category: Travel British Isles
The Mendips by Robin & Romey Williams
Bradford-on-Avon: Ex Libris Press, 1996
Paperback
Edited by: Roger Jones
First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Chapter Tailpieces;
Category: Travel British Isles
Portrait of Somerset by Bryan Little
London: Robert Hale, 1971
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Yellow boards with Gilt on Green Title Plate titling to Spine
2nd edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1969] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
Category: Military Naval
Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle by Roy Adkins
London: Little, Brown, 2004
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Silver titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Maps; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: It is necessary for us to be masters of the sea for six hours only, and England will have ceased to exist Napoleon Bonaparte, June 1805

Just four months later something very different was to happen: Britain, under Nelson, mastered the sea for the six hours of the Battle of Trafalgar, annihilating her French and Spanish opponents. This resounding victory paved the way towards Napoleons defeat, a decade later, at Waterloo. But at Trafalgar, Britain lost her greatest maritime commander.

In Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle, Roy Adkins embraces the battle, its prelude and its aftermath, in a narrative that is at once scholarly and breath-takingly exciting. This was the great deciding conflict of the Napoleonic Wars one that Adkins describes, with the use of many newly published first-hand accounts, in mesmerising, blow-by-blow detail. He evokes a smoke-hazed, claustrophobic world where sixty ships fought at terrifyingly close quarters, where cannon-balls splintered through wooden walls with deafening noise, where searing heat scalded the gun-deck and the surgeons cockpit became a vision of hell. Nelson, though heavily outnumbered, directed this theatre of war from the outset and, with his calculated risk-taking, changed the course of history.

Charting a magisterial route through the mass of contradictory accounts that subsequently appeared, Adkins also describes the scenes of jubilant celebration that followed the triumph of battle, and the hysterical mourning that greeted the tragedy of Nelsons death. Thirty thousand people besieged his coffin, yet an infinitely greater number were affected by Nelsons most lasting legacy the removal of the threat of invasion of England and Britains expansion into the largest empire the world has ever seen.
Category: Childrens
The Valley of Secrets by Charmian Hussey
London: Hodder Children’s Books, 2003
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Blue boards with White titling to Spine
Illustrated by: Christopher Crump
Signed by the author on the title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Chapter Headpieces; Chapter Tailpieces;
Category: Fiction Author: W
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
London: Orbit, 2010
Hardback with Dust Jacket over boards with titling to
Illustrated by way of: Maps [1]; Number 1 in the series.
Category: Biography
First Light: The True Story of the Boy Who Became a Man in the War-torn Skies Above Britain by Geoffrey Wellum
London: Viking, 2002
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to Spine
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
Category: History British
A History of Britain Volume 3: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000 by Simon Schama
London: BBC Worldwide Ltd., 2002
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Silver titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;
Category: Biography
Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris by Ian Kershaw
Allen Lane, 1998
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Gilt titling to Spine
3rd printing. [First Published: 1998] Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
Category: Biography
Isaac Newton by James Gleick
London & New York: Fourth Estate, 2003
Hardback with Dust Jacket over White boards with Blue titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
Category: Biography
Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer by Michael White
London: Fourth Estate, 1997
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;
Category: Fiction Author: M
The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Brown boards with Orange titling to Spine
Category: Sport Motor Racing
Life At the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One by Sid Watkins
London: Macmillan, 1996
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Silver titling to Spine
4th printing. Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Colour Photographs;
Category: Social History
La Vie Anglaise by Tony Mayer
London: Victor Gollancz, 1960
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Red boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by: Osbert Lancaster
Translated by: Christopher Sykes
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;
Category: Business History (Individual Firms)
The People’s Carriage 1874-1974: Bristol: The History of Bristol Tramways Co. Ltd., Bristol Tramways & Carriage Co. Ltd., Bristol Omnibus Co. Ltd. by Anon.
Bristol: Bristol Omnibus Company Limited, 1974
Hardback. boards with titling to
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Colour frontispiece; Chronological Tables;
Category: Transport Air
The Concorde Story by Christopher Orlebar
Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2004
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Blue boards with Gilt titling to Spine
6th edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1986] Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

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