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Gunn, John - The Defeat of Distance Qantas 1919-1939
Gunn, John - The Defeat of Distance
Qantas 1919-1939

Publisher: University of Queensland Press, 1985.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xvi + 400 pages, slight signs of wear else in Very Good condition.
The first volume of this definitive history of the world's second oldest airline. [Non-philatelic]
£22.00Quantity:

Senkevich, D.A. - State Paper Money of RSFSR and USSR 1918-1961
Senkevich, D.A. - State Paper Money of RSFSR and USSR 1918-1961
Publisher: "Mezhnumizmatika", Moscow, 1989.
Hardback, illustrated, 210 pages, bilingual text in English & Russian, Very Good condition.
Detailed handbook/catalogue. Very well illustrated with colour plates throughout. Scarce. [Non-philatelic]
£24.00Quantity:

Robinson, Philip E. and Yen, Stephen P.S. - A Winter Journey Through Siberia to China, 1910
Robinson, Philip E. and Yen, Stephen P.S. - A Winter Journey Through Siberia to China, 1910
Publisher: Yen Ping Sei, Hong Kong, 2012.
Paperback, illustrated, 29 pages, in Very Good condition.
New book illustrating and describing fifteen postcards sent by an Englishman on a train journey from Warsaw to Dairen, China in the winter of 1910-11. The fronts and backs of the postcards are illustrated in colour, as are additional postcards addded by the authors illustrating stations, bridges etc. along the route. An interesting appendix illustrates postcards sent home by a Russian soldier in the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05.
£9.50Quantity:

Vaabengaard, Mette - Everything but Giraffes The untold story of SAS Cargo
Vaabengaard, Mette - Everything but Giraffes
The untold story of SAS Cargo

Publisher: Freddy Stenboms Förlag, Stockholm, 2004.
Hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 237 pages, text in English, in Very Good condition.
A comprehensive history of the Scandinavian air-freight company. Well illustrated. [Non-philatelic]
£20.00Quantity:

Wixted, Edward P. - The North-West Aerial Frontier 1919-1934 Some men, women and flying machines seen in north-west Australia in the pioneering period: international flights, round-Australia flights, and the completion of the Darwin air link to the eastern States
Wixted, Edward P. - The North-West Aerial Frontier 1919-1934
Some men, women and flying machines seen in north-west Australia in the pioneering period: international flights, round-Australia flights, and the completion of the Darwin air link to the eastern States

Publisher: Boolarong Publications, 1985.
Large hardback, illustrated, 216 pages, slightest hint of spine-lean else in Very Good condition.
A history of each of the major flights in the north-west region of Australia between 1919 and 1934. Very well illustrated. Non-philatelic but very useful to collectors of Australian flight covers. Scarce.
£30.00Quantity:

Jackson, A.J. - British Civil Aircraft since 1919
Jackson, A.J. - British Civil Aircraft since 1919
Publisher: Putnam, London, 1973-74.
Complete set in 3 volumes, second (revised) edition, hardback, original blue cloth gilt, dustwrappers, illustrated, 567 + 560 + 636 pages, two dustwrappers price-clipped, light signs of wear, else in VG condition.
The definitive history of British aircraft. Profusely illustrated. [Non-philatelic]
£60.00Quantity:

Thomas, Don - Nostalgia Northamericana Artistic Publicity of the Early Airlines
Thomas, Don - Nostalgia Northamericana
Artistic Publicity of the Early Airlines

Publisher: privately published, Florida, 1990.
First edition, large paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 64 pages, light shelfwear else in Very Good condition.
"Colorful publicity of the trunk airlines of the U.S. and their ancestors." Colour illustrations of rare early timetables, brochures, etc. from the author's collection.
£15.00Quantity:

Bartmann, Dr Richard - Picture Postcard Catalogue Russia 1905-1917, Baltic States 1905-1935
Bartmann, Dr Richard - Picture Postcard Catalogue
Russia 1905-1917, Baltic States 1905-1935

Publisher: privately published, 1979.
Large paperback, illustrated, 182 pages, Introduction in German, captions to illustrations in German, English & Russian, 4 facsimile postcards in plastic folders at end, signed by the author, BSRP bookplate inside front cover, some wear, in Good condition.
Privately produced publication with basic black & white photocopied illustrations of hundreds of postcards with title, date and scarcity rating. Very scarce.
£25.00Quantity:

Hnatyshak, Mykola and Kikta, Stepan (editor) - Paper Money of Ukraine 1917-1920 History and Description with illustrations of all issues
Hnatyshak, Mykola and Kikta, Stepan (editor) - Paper Money of Ukraine 1917-1920
History and Description with illustrations of all issues

Publisher: The Ukrainian Museum-Archives, USA, 1974.
Paperback, illustrated, 112 + 356 pages, text in Ukrainian with English and German summaries, signed dedication from the editor to C.W. Roberts, slight wear to the covers else in VG condition.
Rare. [Non-philatelic]
£30.00Quantity:

Evans, P.C. - The Early Postcards of Uganda
Evans, P.C. - The Early Postcards of Uganda
Publisher: East Africa Study Circle, 2003.
Large paperback, illustrated, 88 pages, slight curl to rear cover, light corner-crease, else in VG condition.
Interesting, well illustrated listing of all known pre-1930 Ugandan picture postcards.
£12.00Quantity:

Kantola, Ilkka and Laurla, Kari K. and Termonen, Teuvo - Finnish Postcards from the Period of Russian Oppression, Part Two Flag Postcards 2.1 Flags of the Swedish Kingdom and of the Russian Empire
Kantola, Ilkka and Laurla, Kari K. and Termonen, Teuvo - Finnish Postcards from the Period of Russian Oppression, Part Two Flag Postcards
2.1 Flags of the Swedish Kingdom and of the Russian Empire

Publisher: Oy Hobby Books Ltd., Espoo, 1988.
Paperback, illustrated, 276 pages, main text in Finnish, English & Swedish, in Very Good condition.
Comprehensive handbook. Very well illustrated, including several pages of colour plates. Scarce.
£28.00Quantity:

Bray, Maurice I. - Railway Picture Postcards
Bray, Maurice I. - Railway Picture Postcards
Publisher: Moorland Publishing, 1986.
Large paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 240 pages, corners of rear cover lightly rubbed, edges lightly soiled, in Good condition.
Essential reading for collectors of railway postcards. Profusely illustrated.
£12.00Quantity:

Blair, Arthur - Christmas Cards for the Collector
Blair, Arthur - Christmas Cards for the Collector
Publisher: Batsford, London, 1986.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 128 pages + colour plates, dustwrapper price-clipped else in VG condition.
Profusely illustrated, very useful work.
£12.50Quantity:

McDonald, Ian - The Boer War in Postcards
McDonald, Ian - The Boer War in Postcards
Publisher: Alan Sutton, Stroud, 1991.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, xii + 179 pages + colour plates, page edges very lightly toned and top edge slightly spotted, else in VG condition.
Well-illustrated handbook.
£9.50Quantity:

Evans, H.L. - Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury An Abridged History of the Paper by H.L. Evans, its Editor, 1920-1950, with a description of the mechanical developments during the past century
Evans, H.L. - Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury
An Abridged History of the Paper by H.L. Evans, its Editor, 1920-1950, with a description of the mechanical developments during the past century

Publisher: Stamford Mercury, nd (circa 1950).
Oblong format, paperback, illustrated, 12 pages, in Very Good condition.
A short history of the newspaper, illustrated with black & white photos. Non-philatelic. Scarce.
£12.50Quantity:

Hill, C.W. - Picture Postcards
Hill, C.W. - Picture Postcards
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., 1991.
Reprint, paperback, pictorial card covers, illustrated, 32 pages, in Fine condition.
Shire Album 208. Profusely illustrated.
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Porter, Rev. J.L. - The Giant Cities of Bashan and Syria
Porter, Rev. J.L. - The Giant Cities of Bashan and Syria's Holy Places
Publisher: T. Nelson & Sons, London, 1866.
Hardback, original green cloth gilt, with title and engraved vignette of ruined temple in gilt on front cover, gilt title and decoration to spine, and blind-stamping on rear cover. 371 pages, tinted vignette illustration to title-page, plus frontispiece and six other illustrations with tissue guards. Bright binding with only slight rubbing at head and foot of spine. Endpapers and tissue-guards a little foxed, previous owner's name on front endpaper, top-edge a little dusty, else a Very Good copy.
A lovely example and a very early impression, identical to the first edition of 1865.
£95.00Quantity:

Silvester, Reginald - Official Railway Postcards of the British Isles Part 2
Silvester, Reginald - Official Railway Postcards of the British Isles
Part 2

Publisher: Picton Publishing, 1981.
First edition, paperback, pictorial card covers, 100 pages, illustrated, in Fine condition.
A comprehensive listing of postcards issued by the following Railway Companies: Barry Railway; Cambrian Railways; Corris Railway; Great Central Railway; Great Western Railway; & Vale of Rheidol Railway. Full of detailed information. With 12 pages of black & white illustrations. A superb reference for the collector.
£6.50Quantity:

Trotter, Captain L.J. - History of India From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Trotter, Captain L.J. - History of India
From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1899.
Third (revised) edition, hardback, original red cloth, lx + 445 pages + plates, repaired tear to large folding map, else in Very Good condition.
Comprehensive history up to 1898, many engraved illustrations.
£20.00Quantity:

Sprake, Austin and Darby, Michael - Stevengraphs The Reference Book on Thomas Stevens
Sprake, Austin and Darby, Michael - Stevengraphs
The Reference Book on Thomas Stevens' mounted silk woven pictures and silk woven bookmarkers

Publisher: privately published, 1968.
Limited first edition of 1000 copies of which this book is No. 366, hardback, dustwrapper, viii + 156 pages. Slight wear and short tear to the dustwrapper, else in Very Good condition.
Scarce, well-illustrated reference work.
£30.00Quantity:

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