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Author: Editor Norris D McWhirter ISBN 0851122515
Publisher: Guinness Superlatives, Middlesex, UK, 1983, Hardcover Quarto, 382pp., includes Australian Supplement, 12 Sections + STOP PRESS, illustrated eprs, Index.
Condition:Illustrated bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, in GOOD CONDITION with a plastic transparent cover specially printed "GET THE FACTS Toyota Oh what a feeling" no inscriptions, very tightly protected by the plastic case.
Description: From (1) The Human Being....to (12)
Sports, Games and Pastimes. IN GOOD CONDITION.
Author: James Paterson MA, formerly Headmaster, Hillhead High School, Glasgow and Edwin G Macnaughton MA, rector, Hamilton Academy. RARE
Publisher: Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh & London,61 chapters, vocabularies, exercises, 294pp. RARE
Condition:Name and school class (5B) written on front & rear paste-down with some old tape-marks, occasional underlining and marginalia in red and pencil, tightly bound and ROBUST in GOOD CONDITION especially for an ex-school book. RARE
Description: This book completes the "Approach to Latin " series and deals with syntax and composition from the point at which the Second Part of the series leaves off. RARE
Author: Omar Khayyam translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald LEATHER-BOUND MINIATURE
Publisher: Leopold B. Hill, London, n.d. but inscription on frenpr. dated Xmas 1936, printed in Great Britain by The Woodbridge Press, Guildford, introduction,75 verses, notes
Condition:Small 16mo miniature approx 2.5 inches x 3.75 inches (950mm x 650mm), leather binding frayed at front edges, gilt title to bordered front cover & spine, STAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with a dedication in pencil to the marbelled front endpapers
Description: Omar Khayyam was born in Persia in the 11th century. His poetry, translated by Fitzgerald, has become the classic of history and reputation.
Author: Guiness Superlatives Limited.
Publisher: Guiness Superlatives Limited, London, 2nd ed., 2nd print, special "with complements" edition for Amalgamated Wireless Australia, printed in England, 272pp., illustr
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover quarto with gilt titles & motifs to cover & to sunfaded spine, wear at crown of spine, rubbbing & marks to cover, child's writing in pen to the frenpr., frontisp. in colour, internally TIGHT, CLEAN & ROBUST GOOD minus CONDITION
Description: This is the SCARCE second edition for 1956, with an unusual gilt impression "With complements" & motif of globe & AWA, an Australian communications company with broadcasting, media and music interests. Internally ROBUST, with acceptable coverwear.
Author: Jozef Imrich. Cold River is Jozef Imrich's Eastern European biography and travel memoir.
Publisher: Published:2005 by Double Dragon Press, Canada. 242 pages.
Condition:USED BOOK IN GOOD CONDITION: some light general reading creases and wear; general scuffing to cover; pages are nice and clean and tanning lightly with normal age; excellent binding with no spine creases; signed by author on first page.
Description: Cold River: a survivor's story is about man's desire for freedom during a time when none existed. Jozef describes the village in which he grew up with such emotion and sadness that the reader can hear the snow crunching beneath his expectant mother's feet
Author: Guinness Superlatives Ltd
Publisher: Guinness Superlatives Ltd.,London, 12th Edition, 1965 Edition, 336pp., b/w illustrations, text.
Condition:Crisp orange cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & cover & harp motif, no inscriptions, in VERY GOOD CONDITION in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear, INTACT & ROBUST.
Description: Largest, heaviest, oldest, hottest, highest, lowest, loudest .... well, you get the idea .......
Author: Guinness Editorial Staff
Publisher: Guiness World Records Ltd.,2004, 288 pages
Condition:in Very Good Condition
Description: The classic reference in the 2005 Gold 50th Edition
Author: Guinness Publishing Editorial
Publisher: Guinness Publishing, UK, 1997 copyright
Condition:in Very Good Condition
Description: A good copy of the classic reference book, the 1998 edition