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Automobile Association, Basingstoke: 1988. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The visitor's ideal pocket-size guide to York. Accommodation, places to eat, entertainment and sport, transport, shops and markets are included together with a comprehensive gazetteer of places to visit and special features describing the city's history, culture and architecture. Walk routes with large-scale maps, a street plan, street index and a wealth of practical information make this an invaluable guide to the city. 
Price: 4.99 USD
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2 BELCHER, IVAN J. (PHOTOGRAPHS); NEWLAND, SONYA (TEXT). The Magic & Mystery Of England.
Parragon Publishing, Bath: 2001. 0752566741 / 9780752566740 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but front endpaper has been removed. Appears to have been signed by the photographer on the title page, but the signature could be a facsimile. 
A spectacular photographic glimpse at some of the country's most fascinating landmarks, impressive landscapes, and the many testimonies to its extraordinarily rich history. Each picture is accompanied by detailed information about the history and geography that surrounds it. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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3 CALIAN, SARA. Walking London: The Best Of The City.
National Geographic Society, Washington: 2012. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Offers 15 step-by-step, mapped itineraries that allow you to explore like a pro and navigate like a local. Contains detailed maps, color photographs, and on-the-ground advice from expert travel writers inspire exploration. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.49 USD
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4 CRAWFORD, ROBERT. On Glasgow And Edinburgh.
Belknap Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2013. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Edinburgh and Glasgow enjoy a famously scratchy relationship. Resembling other intercity rivalries throughout the world, from Madrid and Barcelona, to Moscow and St. Petersburg, to Beijing and Shanghai, Scotland's sparring metropolises just happen to be much smaller and closer together—like twin stars orbiting a common axis. Yet their size belies their world-historical importance as cultural and commercial capitals of the British Empire, and the mere forty miles between their city centers does not diminish their stubbornly individual nature. Robert Crawford dares to bring both cities to life between the covers of one book. His story of the fluctuating fortunes of each city is animated by the one-upping that has been entrenched since the eighteenth century, when Edinburgh lost parliamentary sovereignty and took on its proud wistfulness, while Glasgow came into its industrial promise and defiance. Using landmarks and individuals as gateways to their character and past, this tale of two cities mixes novelty and familiarity just as Scotland's capital and its largest city do. Crawford gives us Adam Smith and Walter Scott, the Scottish Enlightenment and the School of Art, but also tiny apartments, a poetry library, Spanish Civil War volunteers, and the nineteenth-century entrepreneur Maria Theresa Short. We see Glasgow's best-known street through the eyes of a Victorian child, and Edinburgh University as it appeared to Charles Darwin. Crawford's lively account, drawing on a wealth of historical and literary sources, affirms what people from Glasgow and Edinburgh have long doubted—that it is possible to love both cities at the same time. 368 pages, 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches, 59 halftones, 3 maps. Poet and critic Robert Crawford is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of St. Andrews. "On Glasgow and Edinburgh is a thoroughly enjoyable book, all the more so for provoking arguments (the Glaswegian's favorite hobby). Readers familiar with the two cities will enjoy the recitation of familiar history and the frequent occurrence of unfamiliar fact and anecdote. Those who have not (yet) gazed from Castle Street in the New Town to Castle Rock, the high glory of the Old, will read about it and make plans to visit. After Edinburgh, they should fly around the world and arrive at Glasgow and discover Scotland all over again."—James Campbell, The Wall Street Journal "The book offers a portrait, not a narrative history, and is intended for visitors as well as for natives and other Scots, many of whom will find, as I did, that they don't know either city as well as they supposed… On Glasgow and Edinburgh is an enjoyable book, its learning leavened by the author's wit and sense of the absurd."—Allan Massie, The Times Literary Supplement "Crawford…has in On Glasgow and Edinburgh yoked together the two warring siblings of urban Scotland, seeking to calm their feud by writing separately, perceptively and in great detail about each… Crawford's is a rich piece of work—a kind of literary guidebook, which demands that you go to one or both of these cities and see for yourself."—John Lloyd, Financial Times "Affectionate, sharply observed and sharply written… On Glasgow and Edinburgh…is a highbrow guidebook, as useful to carry on a visit as it is pleasurable to read far away."—Brian Morton, The Independent "This new book—written 'for both with love'—is about the two cities the poet appears to care about most… Alas, he is fair. His personification of these cities is so thorough, and so in keeping with his overall aesthetic as a poet who tenders contradiction, that you cannot—despite my evil attempts—use the book as a primer on how to stoke up the ancient and holy rivalries… Edinburgh/Glasgow is a culture clash between two cities forty miles apart, and Crawford's book seeks to do it honor. He calls it 'a treasured rivalry,' and he isn't wrong: each city would be slightly less without the other's countervailing charm… You could take a walk in each city with the book in your hand and see where ideas have shaped the stone. It's a tale of two cities as represented by their storytellers, their makars, their minstrels and their celebrants."—Andrew O'Hagan, London Review of Books "Excellent."—John McDermott, Financial Times "Robert Crawford is that rarest breed of Scotsman: one who professes to love Edinburgh and Glasgow equally… He has produced a walking guide to Scotland's greatest cities that will delight any literary-minded tourist. Many natives will learn much from this agreeable book too."—Alex Massie, New Statesman "A fascinating book filled with pithy observations and unexpected anecdotes. Crawford comes across like an erudite, beady-eyed flČneur, alive to the relationship between topography and history, combining spirited insight with irreverent characterizations… Melding personal reminiscence with inspired historical research he has a keen eye for the ironies and contrasts of city life. As a result there is enough surprising information here to delight even those who know the territory well… Crawford assembles a compelling case for the idea that the two cities get more from their colorful rivalry than they would from a bland collaboration… This richly illustrated, intelligent and compelling work of history and reflection offers heartfelt tribute to both."—David Stenhouse, Scotland on Sunday "Crawford's aim is not to create a fast-paced travel guide to each city. Instead, he takes the reader in hand, moves to the center of town, selects 24 sites of interest in each city, and sets off on a walking tour. By journey's end, the reader is utterly—and equally—beguiled by Edinburgh and Glasgow… Crawford is a Scottish Walt Whitman, singing of the cities he loves."—Jo Gibson, The Cleveland Plain Dealer "As with all good ideas, one wonders why no-one has ever written a book about Glasgow and Edinburgh before… Crawford attempts, with admirable evenhandedness, to explain their parallel stories… It is of course remarkable that two cities just 50 or so miles apart are so different in character and sensibility. Travel from one to the other and you could be in another country… Far from seeing the Glasgow-Edinburgh rivalry as debilitating, Crawford regards it positively."—Alan Taylor, The Glasgow Herald "Crawford impartially analyses the character, past and present of Scotland's two combatants, not in a dry academic treatise, but a lively and interesting urban exploration which I found captivating… Architecture, streets, parks, gardens, citizens of note, industry, government, history, the arts, vice; all these, and more, are covered here in fascinating, minutely researched detail… Eminently readable, enlightening and entertaining, On Glasgow and Edinburgh is truly a tale of two modern cities. This might be the only book you'll ever need to read if you want to learn what makes these two places tick; elements in common and aspects which set them apart."—Ian Neilson, The Scots Magazine "This is an unfailingly intelligent and sympathetic book."—Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman "From the eminent poet and professor of literature comes a thoughtful and provocative account of the rivalry that has dogged these two cities. It's [Crawford's] belief that this ongoing duel has played a significant part in shaping Scotland, but also that it ought now to be resolved."—Rosemary Goring, The Sunday Herald "This is a fascinating book, if in some ways a peculiar one, part coffee table, part high table, elegant and erudite but wearing its learning lightly… Beautifully illustrated—the images of the Falkirk Wheel are stunning—and written in an effortlessly engaging style, On Glasgow and Edinburgh is a bold and breezy book."—Willy Maley, Times Higher Education "A delightfully engaging mix of history, architectural reference, and literary allusion. A most enjoyable read, which will have wide appeal well beyond aficionados of these two great cities."—T.M. Devine, author of The Scottish Nation: A Modern History "A wonderful book—richly informative, critically astute, and lucidly and vividly written."—Ian Duncan, author of Scott's Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh "This book is a beautiful idea lovingly accomplished. It is high time that the old and ugly rivalry between Glasgow and Edinburgh ended, and this book shows us how to do it. Like an inspirational couples counsellor, Robert Crawford suggests that bigamy is the answer: we should learn to love both of these great cities with equal passion. He does, and so do I. You should try it, too."—Richard Holloway, author of Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt "People familiar with either place will find much to divert them in these pages, and those who have never visited Scotland's great cities will feel that they have been there after reading Crawford's book."—Fiona Stafford, author of Local Attachments 
Price: 18.95 USD
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Moyer Bell, Wakefield and London: 1997. 1559211989 / 9781559211987 A Common Reader Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
To Alice Thomas Ellis, the North Wales of her childhood is still home. This idiosyncratic account of her life there effortlessly conjures up the spirit of the land; its saints, princes and ghosts, its fierce godliness and gleeful lack of scruples. Patrick Sutherland has captured every mood in his exquisitie sensitive photographs: the hills, groves and meadows; the cottages, hill farms and seaside towns; the people as they work and play and the land, majestic in its solitude and austere in its beauty. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.63 USD
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6 FOX, KATE. Watching The English: The Hidden Rules Of English Behaviour.
Hodder and Stoughton, London: 2005. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Divided into two sections, Part One deals with Conversation Codes, and Part Two with Behaviour Codes. Includes an Index. "Fascinating reading." - Oxford Times 
Price: 9.54 USD
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7 GRAVES, ROBERT & HODGE, ALAN. The Long Week-end: A Social History Of Great Britain 1918-1939.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1994. 0393311368 / 9780393311365 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Across this crowded canvas of British life stride the Duke of Windsor and Mrs. Wallis Simpson, Neville Chamberlain, Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Woolf, Lord Beaverbrook, Evelyn Waugh, Winston Churchill, Marie Stopes, Aldous Huxley, Lloyd George, and dozens of other figures great and small who put their stamp on the era. From a postwar period of prosperity and frivolity defined by high jinks of the Bright Young Things through the ever-darkening decade of the thirties puncuated by spiraling economic and political crises and shadowed by the inevitable conflagration to come, The Long Week-End deftly and movingly preserves the details and captures the spirit of the time. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Jonglez Publishing: 2011. Local Guides by Local People Series. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Far from the crowds and the usual cliches, London still reserves any number of hidden treasures for those who know how to wander off the beaten track. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew London well, or who would like to discover the hidden face of the city. "The most interesting guidebook I have had the chance to pick up in years," - Globalista 
Price: 16.96 USD
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9 HUNT, SIR REX. My Falkland Days.
Politico's Publishing, London: 2002. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
In 1982 Rex Hunt hit the headlines in an unexpected way. As Governor of the Falkland Islands he was captued and forcibly expelled by Argentinian soldiers during the invasion, and became a symbol of British defiance and steadfastness. First published in hardback in 1992, My Falkland Days has been revised, updated and expanded for this paperback edition, and remains a gripping account of the conflict from the quiet man who found himself in the eye of a storm. Includes an Index. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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10 KROGT, P. VAN DER & HEERE, ELGER. Guides To Dutch Atlas Maps - The British Isles Volume I: England.
HES & DE GRAAF, Houten: 2011. h Hardcover. Brand new book. 
This is the first in a series of sixteen reference guides designed for the historic and antique map collector, curator, or enthusiast. Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, the Netherlands had a thriving map production and publishing industry, with figures like Johannes Blaeu and Abraham Ortelius leading the Dutch cartographic industry. The maps produced in these three centuries are now rare and highly sought after by a large community of collectors, map curators, dealers of antiquities, and enthusiasts. This series will provide short, clear, and academically valid information about all Dutch atlas maps regarding a certain country or area. Counties and regions to be examined include Scandinavia, Baltic/Russia, Germany, Austria/Hungary, France, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Asia, Africa, and America. Each part will detail the edition of the atlas(es) in which the maps have been incorporated, the year of publication, the known states, cartographic references, and remarks by the author. This first volume offers a descriptive catalogue of all the maps of England and English counties, published in Dutch atlases between 1570 and 1650. The catalogue of maps is preceded by a guide to the descriptions and a comprehensive list of the atlases cited. The map descriptions are given in a simplified ISBD format listing map number as it appears in the Atlantis Neerlandici, area description, title, translated title (usually from Latin to English), imprint, dimensions, notes (on the map, mapped area, the atlas in which the map first appeared, or the person to whom the map is dedicated), occurrence in atlases, and references to general carto-bibliographies or literature. Each entry is accompanied by a black-and-white map illustration. The book also contains biographies of Dutch atlas publishers including Abraham Ortelius, Gerard Mercator, Hondius & Janssonius, The Blaeus, and others. 
Price: 109.49 USD
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11 LEWIS, CECIL DAY; FOX, CANON ADAM & LUCKIN, WILLIAM. Guide To Poets Corner Westminster Abbey.
English Counties Periodicals Limited, Manchester. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A highly illustrated hommage to England's greatest poets and other literary figures. This is a must for anyone planning to visit Westminster Abbey. 
Price: 14.24 USD
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12 LONGFORD, ELIZABETH (EDITOR). The Oxford Book Of Royal Anecdotes.
Oxford University Press, New York / Oxford: 1989. 0192141538 / 9780192141538 Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Everybody loves a good story, and a story about royalty has a special fascination. This book is full of the best stories ever written and reported about the kings and queens of England from Boudicca to Elizabeth II. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.83 USD
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Bracken Books, London: 1984. 0946495033 / 9780946495030 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This is a condensed edition of the 1861 edition of Mayhew's masterpiece London Labour and the London Poor, a work which has ever since been acknowledged as a work of supreme importance in the social history of England. With many of the original illustrations, this remains a work of endless fascination. 
Price: 14.82 USD
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14 NEWALL, FSA, R. S. Stonehenge: Wiltshire.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London: 1975. Ninth Impression. s Softcover. Good condition. 
An illustrated introduction to the site. Includes a map of Stonehenge. 
Price: 5.45 USD
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15 NICHOLSON, ADAM & MEERS, NICK. Panoramas Of England.
Phoenix Illustrated, London: 1997. s Softcover. Like New. 
Far-reaching views from hilltops, villages nestling in broad valleys, or cornfields glittering with wild flowers stretching into the far distance, here is a collection of classic images of England -- all uncurtailed by the normal restraints of the artificial eye. Using a special format camera photographer Nick Meers has been able to capture on film a view only previously achieved by the broad canvases of landscape painters. 
Price: 3.75 USD
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16 OAKES, GEORGE W. Turn Left At The Pub.
David McKay Company, New York: 1968. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there are some small chips missing from the dustjacket. 
This delightful collection of walking tours of the English countryside should add greatly to the pleasure of thousands of Americans planning a visit to Britain, and countless others who have been there in the past. More than twenty walking tours are included. Not only do they take the reader to the cathedral and university towns of England, but there are also delightful strolls in the rolling countryside of Kent, the quaint, narrow streets of York, the sands and cliffs of South Devon, the historic city of Bath, the hills and vales of the Cotswolds, and, of course, Stratford-on-Avon. 
Price: 7.08 USD
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17 RICKARDS, MAURICE. Where They Lived In London.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot: 1972. 0715366173 / 9780715366172 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
A guide to forty historic London addresses, all unchanged in appearance since their famous occupants lived in them. Each is presented in a contemporary photograph as an everyday item in the London scene, with additional historic illustrations, notes and anecdotes to illuminate the building's past and to relate it specifically to its occupant. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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18 THE HOLIDAY TRAVEL GUIDE SERIES. The Holiday Guide To Britain: England, Scotland And Wales.
Random House, New York: 1982. 039470620X / 9780394706207 Revised First Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. Some pages are loose. Spine cracked. 
Tells you where to go and what to see in Britain during your vacation there. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.10 USD
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19 THEROUX, PAUL. The Kingdom By The Sea: A Journey Around Great Britain.
Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston: 1983. 0395346452 / 9780395346457 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy of book club edition. 
Written in coolly observant prose reminiscent of the best British travel writing about alien lands, Theroux's narrative presents a vivid picture of a complex country and her people with tart irony, humor, sympathy, and insight. Those familiar with this great country will gain a surprising new perspective as they explore the coasts of Britain with Theroux. 
Price: 2.61 USD
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20 WAINWRIGHT, A.; BRABBS, DERRY (PHOTOGRAPHY). Wainwright On The Pennine Way.
Michael Joseph, London: 1986. 0718124294 / 9780718124298 Third Impression. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The Pennine Way was the first continuous long-distance footpath to be opened in Britain. Now, in this superb book, the author has written a narrative describing the walk in more general terms, the text being supplemented by a beautiful array of photographs taken by Derry Drabbs, who followed then route with his camera to make a pictorial record of the varied landscapes seen along the Way. Includes an Index. 
Price: 38.19 USD
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