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Letters and Journals: Written by the Deceased Mr Robert Baillie, Principal of the University of Glasgow Carefully Transcribed by Robert Aiken by Robert Baillie (£406.00)Publisher: Edinburgh: Printed for W. Gray, Edinburgh; and J. Buckland and G. Keith, London — 1775Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Poor. Raised bands and spine ends worn. Marbled boards now faded and rubbed heavily. Dunnichen Library plates to both pastedowns. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank and title page. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now, with scattered spotting and some toning to the leaves. Description: Complete in II volumes. Containing an impartial account of public transactions, civil, ecclesiastical, and military, both in England and Scotland, from 1637 to 1662; a period, perhaps, the most remarkable that is to be met with in the British history. With an account of the author's life, prefixed; and a glossary, annexed. Baillie, Robert (1602–1662), was a Church of Scotland minister and author, son of James Baillie, merchant burgess of Glasgow, and Helen Gibson, and born in Saltmarket Street, Glasgow, on 30 April 1602. He attended Glasgow grammar school and between 1617 and 1620 the University of Glasgow, graduating MA.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". [VIII] 456/462 pages. Tags: baillie robert 1599-1662 correspondence family scotland history 17th century sources britain civil war 1642-1649
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Annales Caermoclenes: Or, Annals of Cartmel by James Stockdale (£229.00)Publisher: William Kitchin — 1872Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards worn and soiled with the lower board, damp stained, now detached. First blank missing. Previous owners' inscription to the half-title page. Damp stain to the leading edge of the first few leaves including the frontis although the illustration is clean. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned bar the last page of the index separated with the lower board. Description: Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Bevelled Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 595 [VII] pages. Tags: geography england lancashire cartmel parish history sources chronology eng cumbria early works
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Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Land, Sea and Air Service Issue No. 18 Up to Date January 2000 by David Yates (£179.00)Publisher: London: Lloyd's of London Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [Ringbound] [ISBN: 1850444811]Condition: Very Good. Both volumes a little dull at the boards and spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Uncommon. Description: Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". In the Lloyd's Shipping Law Library series. Tags: yates 1850444811 lloyd shipping law library freight freightage legislation england carriage goods contracts transport maritime delivery carriers britain 1993
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Honest George Monck by J. D. [John David] Griffith Davies (£153.00)Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head — 1936Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with many short nicks and chips. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “A SIMPLE soldier of fortune, Monck became one of the foremost captains of his age. Yet there was nothing of the sabre-rattling militarist about him. His pacification of the Highlands of Scotland, achieved with surprisingly little bloodshed, marked him down as a first-rate administrator. As a sailor, too, he was Blake’s equal; and to him even more than to Blake belongs the credit of having removed the Dutch naval menace. But surpassing these, the crowning glory of Monck’s work for England was the Stuart Restoration in 1660.

However, there is more in this book than a record of Monck’s political and military work. There is a clearly-cut picture of the man himself — the soldier who never asked his men to do that which he was afraid to do himself; the sailor who strove to better conditions on the lower deck; the indulgent husband and father; the faithful friend; and always the true patriot. All these aspects of Monck’s life are delightfully brought out by Mr. Davies. And perhaps for the first time he enables both students of history and general readers to understand and appreciate one of England’s greatest sons.”
Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 365 pages. Tags: albemarle george monck duke 1608-1670 monk albemare great britain history charles 1660-1685 puritan revolution 1642-1660 john david griffith davies first editions firsts printings 1st
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Freedom and Limit: A Dialogue Between Literature and Christian Doctrine by Paul S. Fiddes (£128.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0333491424]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “Writers of novels, plays and poems use their imagination with an evident freedom; by contrast, makers of Christian doctrine seem to impose limits, reducing the open-ended meaning of images to exact concepts and summing up the loose ends of stories in one unified Story. But the author of this study sets out to show how images and stories in literature can actually help the theologian to make doctrinal statements, while at the same time careful theological thinking can assist the critical reading of literary texts. Such a dialogue is worked out in studies of the poetry of William Blake and Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the novels of D. H. Lawrence, Iris Murdoch and William Golding. Here the tension between the freedom of imagination and the limits of doctrine is seen to be only a part of more far-reaching tensions of freedom in human life, which account for a sense of ‘fallenness’ and which a dialogue between literature and Christian doctrine can do much to illuminate. In all this, the relationship between imagination and revelation is never far from the centre of discussion.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: english literature history and criticism religion england christian doctrine bible christianity theology religious aspects special subjects viewpoints great britain paul fiddes first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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The Naval Review Volumes IX, V & VI by W. H. Henderson (£126.00)Publisher: The Naval Society — 1919Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Private book plate to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Diagrams; Maps; Fold-Out Maps;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 360/256/112 pages. Tags: naval review london england indexes art periodicals unit navies britain indices journals history british navy bibliographies library catalogues
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The Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria by Sarah Tytler (£124.00)Publisher: London: H. Virtue & Company — 1901Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the bindings of all three volumes. Light spotting to the start and finish of all. Some tissue guards browned with offset to the margins of the plates. Volume I has a thin faint stain running near the length of the upper board. Volume III more heavily rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight overall. A nice set complete in 3 volumes. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece of all 3 volumes [Tissue-guarded]; Steel Engravings [43]; Publishing date unstated, dated from references but likely a later edition as lacks divisions (I - VI) that should be noted on spines and title pages. Each volume carries the additional half-title page with vignettes.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lord Ronald Gower. Size: 12¼" x 9¾". Decorative Bevelled Grey boards with Gilt & Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [0/IV/IV]236/238/272 pages. Tags: tytler lord ronald gower victoria queen britain 1819-1901 england history 19th century
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The Wood Engravings of Robert Gibbings with Some Recollections by the Artist by Patience Empson (£111.00)Publisher: London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Acetate Wrapper. Wrapper is edgeworn and marked although the printed titles to the upper panel remain strong. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Wood Engravings [1000+]; Black & White Drawings; Prospectus Laid In;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Thomas Balston. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLIV] 355 pages. Tags: gibbings robert wood-engraving specimens britain 20th century engravers wood england wood-engravers history english engraving
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Cathedrals and Abbey Churches of England by Cecil [Charles Windsor] Aldin (£106.00)Publisher: London: Eyre & Spottiswoode — 1924Binding: Hardback Signed by the Author.Condition: Good+. Upper board faded at bottom edge, lower board a little rubbed. Spotting to the preliminaries with occasional lighter spotting throughout, overall text and plates bright and clean. A nice, presentable, copy.Description: A limited printing of 375 copies of which this is number 77. Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Colour Plates Pasted On [16]; Black & White Drawings; Publishing date unstated, dated from references.Notes: Illustrated by Cecil Aldin. Size: 11½" x 9¼". Vellum Spine with White Paper Covered boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VIII] 111 pages. Tags: aldin cecil westminster durham cathedral lincoln peterborough chichester cathedrals england abbeys architecture medieval renaissance
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Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes (£103.00)Publisher: MacGibbon & Kee — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with creasing to the foot of both panels. Leans slightly. Top edge of the text block tanned. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. A decent copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Roger Mayne. Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 223 pages. Tags: roger mayne first editions firsts printings 1st london england social life customs 20th century fiction jazz clubs soho notting hill 1950s teddy gangs carefree lifestyle sex drugs rock roll
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Book of Common Prayer: Return to An Address of the Honourable the House of Commons Dated 14 March 1854, for Copy of the Alterations in the Book of Common Prayer, Prepared by the Royal Commissioners for the Revision of the Liturgy in 1689 by Edited by William Henry Black (£102.00)Publisher: London: The House of Commons — 1854Binding: Hardback [¼ Leather] Condition: Poor. Leather is worn, heavily at the spine with the spine strip beginning to erode. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Book plate of Thomas Somers-Cocks to the pastedown, a conservative MP 1847-1857. Pages lightly age-tanned but with heavy spotting to the last blanks and pastedowns. Description: Extracted from the original volume in the custody of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace, and accompanied by explanatory documents.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Marbled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 110 pages. Tags: black church england liturgy ritual book prayer william henry editor royal commission revision britain 1689
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History of the Royal Society Edited with Critical Apparatus by Jackson I. Cope and Harold Whitmore Jones by Thomas Sprat (£89.00)Publisher: St. Louis: Washington University Studies; London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily damp-stained at the spine and onto the margins of the panels, faded overall with fraying to the corners and spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' notes to the first blank alongside an exhibition leaflet where the original book was displayed. Description: A facsimile reprint, with new introduction and notes, of the first edition of 1667. Originally published London: Printed by T. R. for J. Martyn, 1667, as The History of the Royal-Society of London, for the Improving of Natural Knowledge. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXII] 438 [78] pages. Tags: sprat royal society britain london club england history societies scientific science medical organizations literary criticism
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Christian Year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holydays throughout the Year by John Keble (£88.00)Publisher: Bickers and Son — 1878Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Boards a little rubbed at extremities with some fraying at head and tail. Some light spotting throughout with faint watermark to bottom of pages — some plates affected at the margins. A little shaken. All edges gilt.Description: Notes: Illustrated by Fr. Overbeck. Size: 7" x 4¾". Green (Bevelled) boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 316 pages. Tags: faith practical religion church england liturgy prayer book occasional services communion christmas day epiphany sunday palm sunday good friday easter day ascension day fifth sunday after trinity twelfth sunday after trinity annunciation our lady holy baptism holy matrimony catechism confirmation matrimony visitation communion the sick burial the dead combination gunpowder treason restoration st. barnabas apostle st. james st. simon st. jude
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Gypsies and Travellers in Their Own Words: Words and Pictures of Travelling Life by Peter Saunders, Jim Clarke, Sally Kendall, Anna Lee, Sakie Lee & Freda Matthews (£84.00)Publisher: Leeds: Leeds Travellers Education Service — 2000Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0950802999]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Ex-Public Library: Numerals to the spine; Scattered stamps; Lending plate remnant to the first blank; Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. [XVI] 254 pages. Tags: matthews romanies britain social customs 20th century conditions gypsies leeds england history travelers 0950802999 9780950802992
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Telecommunications Law and Regulation by Ian Walden (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press — 2009Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780199559350]Condition: Very Good. Couple of small marks to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 3rd (revised) edition. Illustrated by way of: Glossary;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". [LII] 909 pages. Tags: telecommunication law legislation britain european union communications united kingdom intellectual property english england wales language arts disciplines linguistics
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The King and His Empire by Charles W. Domville-Fife (£82.00)Publisher: Virtue & Co. — 1936Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Vols II & III in very nice condition. A couple of leaves loose in Vol I, including a one of the plates. Minor rubbing to all volumes but overall a handsome set.Description: Three Volumes. Twenty-five years of the Reign of King George V and Queen Mary together with a complete historical and descriptive survey of all the lands and peoples of the British and Indian Empires in the year of their Majesties’ Silver Jubilee. Illustrated with 1250 Photographs and Maps.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: king george queen mary silver jubilee empire world history imperial india indian empire dominions colonies great war parliament bill royal prerogative constitution home rule for ireland carson kaiser emperor william lord beresford great durbar india lytton east india company curzon navy hm.s. thunderer monarchs royalty state visit buckingham palace sandringham balmoral windsor austro-hungarian throne serajevo british expeditionary force battle jutland princess mary victorian england second boer war ottawa agreement
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S. R. Badmin and the English Landscape by Chris Beetles (£79.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0004120205]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page beneath his name — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Chronology Tables; Laid in publishers compliment slip and exhibition invitation.

From the cover: “S. R. BADMIN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE is a celebration and appreciation of one of Britain’s foremost watercolour painters. The work of Stanley Roy Badmin is uniquely familiar and dear to the post-war generation. No other artist has had such consistent popular exposure: for forty years his beautifully detailed and romantic landscapes have graced nature books and travel guides, Puffin Picture Books, the covers of Radio Times and Reader’s Digest, and innumerable greetings cards and calendars.

S. R. BADMIN AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE is an authoritative and long-overdue survey of Badmin’s life and art. The text is lavishly accompanied by a selection of his book illustrations as well as a wealth of his sketches taken from over sixty years of careful work and loving observation of nature.

The text is followed by a catalogue raisonne of Badmin’s etchings, many of them reproduced here for the first time, together with full-colour reproductions of forty-four of Badmin’s best watercolours. The detailed captions to the plates are based on the artist’s own memories, giving a privileged insight into the technique and inspiration for each work. A list of exhibits and book illustrations and a full chronology complete this account of England’s most popular watercolourist.

Badmin teaches us to look again at nature, and share his pleasure in the landscape around us. His countryside is our countryside.”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 10¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: beetles 0004120205 badmin stanley roy landscape painters england painting 20th century watercolorists watercolor english watercolour paintings critical topography
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The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 by Brian Lavery (£77.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851774512]Condition: Near Fine — in Good Dustwrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Tags: great britain royal navy ordnance stores history equipment naval architecture designs plans warships ships dates covered shipping maritime england technology engineering military science general
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The Great Warbow: From Hastings to the Mary Rose by Matthew Strickland & Robert Hardy (£76.00)Publisher: Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0750931671]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Colour photographs; Maps; Appendix; Plans;

From the cover: “In 1979, divers excavating the wreck of the Tudor warship the Mary Rose discovered numerous yew longbows in remarkable condition, some still in their packing chests. These finds have revolutionised our knowledge of the power and performance of the weapon that helped to win the great battles of Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt. Robert Hardy, one of the experts closely involved in the conservation of the Mary Rose bows, joins medieval historian Matthew Strickland to produce a major new study of the medieval longbow at war.

Though the longbow is most famous for its role in the Hundred Years War, the authors take us on a fascinating journey through its long history in warfare from the Anglo-Saxon and Viking period right up to the Wars of the Roses and the longbow’s gradual decline in Tudor England. We see its deployment in diverse theatres of war, in Wales and Ireland, on the crusades in Syria and Palestine, and in guerrilla warfare deep in the forests of England. The longbow’s increasing importance is traced through the bitter Anglo-Scottish wars of Edward I and Edward II, including the great battle of Bannockburn, to its apogee in the fields of France under Edward III and Henry V. Tactical developments and the weapon’s performance against armour are closely examined, while a comparative study of the crossbow and composite bow provides an essential context for the longbow’s significance.

Vivid, exciting and richly illustrated, The Great Warbow provides a fresh and authoritative account of one of the deadliest and most feared weapons of the Middle Ages. It is essential reading for anyone interested in medieval warfare or the history of archery.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 538 pages. Tags: hardy bow arrow history britain longbows military art science medieval archers archery weapons england weaponry mary rose equipment europe 0750931671 9780750931670
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Lamastre by Michael Strong (£68.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709014007]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: From the cover: “Once the top hit-man of Europe. Lamastre had been dealt with effectively and painfully by Harold Levi, the financier who never gave in to pressure. And now Lamastre has escaped from the German prison where Levi had put him while, in Zurich, the fat-cats who had procured his release, rubbed their whiskers and laughed at the thought of the revenge that Lamastre would take on Levi, a man they feared as a miser fears ruin.

The action swings from Germany, to France, to Zurich, to Southeast Asia and back to London and rural England with Hong Kong bankers. Bangkok bar-girls, an ex-Guardsman, a former Israeli commando and the finest pair of killers that Paris can produce, all involved in the intricate and fast-moving plot. And, of course, there is Ferguson, hired by Levi to hunt and destroy Lamastre, who almost succeeds yet doesn’t quite fail.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Malcolm Grealy. Size: 7½" x 4¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: malcolm grealy 0709014007 first editions firsts printings 1st fiction english hitmen killers assassins assassination escape prison israeli commando
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde (£68.00)Publisher: Hong Kong: Ye Olde Printerie — 1957Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards and spine dulled and tanned. Text complete, clean and tight bar one small blemish to page III at the foredge. A nice copy, and not so common. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Signed by the illustrator on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. A limited printing of 100 copies of which this is number 31. This illustrated version of The Ballad of Reading Gaol first appeared in Elixir, the Journal of the Hong Kong University Medical Society, in February, 1957. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [17];Notes: Illustrated by Douglas Bland. Foreword or introduction by Edmund Blunden. Size: 10" x 7½". Brown boards with Black titling to the Upper Board. 41 pages. Tags: wilde douglas bland edmund blunden oscar reading prison england poetry
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A Picturesque Tour of the River Thames in Its Western Course: Including Particular Descriptions of Richmond, Windsor, and Hampton Court by John Fisher Murray (£67.00)Publisher: London: Henry G. Bohn — 1862Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is faded at the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned with a number of weak points at the hinges. A good copy. Description: Contains: Wood engravings; Maps [2]; All edges gilt;Notes: Illustrated by Orrin Smith, Branston, Landells, and other eminent artists. Size: 9" x 5¾". Blind-stamped Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 356 pages. Tags: murray orrin smith branston landells eminent artists river thames historic buildings hampton court richmond upon london england travel windsor berkshire history richmond-upon-thames
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The Birds of Sussex by William Borrer (£64.00)Publisher: London: R. H. Porter — 1891Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, more so at the spine ends ends. Heavily faded at the spine. Hinges starting at both blanks and a little weak throughout. Description: Contains: List of subscribers; Colour plates [4]; Fold-out maps [4]; Colour frontispiece; Appendix;Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Ruled Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVIII] 385 pages. Tags: borrer birds england sussex natural history britain
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History of the Wars Caused by the French Revolution, 1792-1812 & History of the French War, from 1812, to Its Close by Lieut-Colonel Williams (£62.00)Publisher: London: London Printing & Publishing Company — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Board worn and soiled, rubbed and bumped at head tail and corners and overall slightly dull. Previous owners inscription to ffep which is also foxed. Frontis creased at top corner. Edges dull. Hinges strained at ffep. A well read copy.Description: Circa 1860. Illustrated by way of: Wood Engravings; Black & White Drawings; Portrait to the frontispiece; Previous owners’ gift inscription to the first blank, reading “To Leslie James Henry Pitman In Memory of Peace June 28/19. From Father, James Pitman”. This is the date of The Versailles Treaty which ended the First World War. I have been unable to establish who the Pitmans were unfortunately. Two volumes bound in one. Volume I covers the history of the wars caused by the French Revolution 1792 - 1812. Volume II covers History of the French War, From 1812 to its close; of other wars, in which England has been engaged, to A. D. 1840: and Retrospective view of England's battles by sea and land, from 55 B. C. to the French Revolution, A. D. 1792. A further title page is bound in from the same series, England’s Battles by Sea and Land with a History of the Present Volunteer Movement.Notes: Size: 11" x 7¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the England's Battles by Sea and Land series. [CXXXII] 392/320 pages. Tags: england battles sea land india versailles war europe china indian volunteer mutiny russia french revolution present british military history
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The Italian Manuscripts in the Library of Major J.R. Abbey by J. J. G. Alexander & A. C. de la Mare (£62.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571087108]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper somewhat worn with some small fraying. Cover slighty rubbed at extremities with slight bumping.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.Notes: 187 pages. Tags: abbey catalogs catalogues england italian john libraries library manuscripts private roland roland) vcatalogs
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Airfields of the Eighth Then and Now / UK Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now by Roger A. Freeman (£61.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain International Limited — 1996Binding: Hardback in Slip Case in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0900913940]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Both dust wrappers have slight rippling to the upper panels. Slip case in fine condition. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice set. Description: 8th edition. [First Published: 1978] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Red Leatherette boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240/256 pages. Tags: 0900913096 0900913800 united states army air forces force ninth history 8th bases american england east anglia airports war 1939-1945 aerial operations britain military aerodromes airfields stations warfare aircraft
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Public Sculpture of the City of London by Philip Ward-Jackson (£59.00)Publisher: Liverpool: Liverpool University Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853239673]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Number 7 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Public Sculpture of Britain series. [XXXI] 520 pages. Tags: public sculpture britain decoration ornament architectural england london memorials monuments bibliographies catalogues discographies greater art installation history europe architecture buildings commercial industrial
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James King R.N.: Captain Cook Is Killed But The Third Voyage Of Discovery Goes On by John Bolton King (£58.50)Publisher: South West Maritime Society — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 095264553X]Condition: Near Fine.Description: No. 4 in the series. Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “This book starts where others leave off, when Captain James Cook was murdered in Hawaii in 1779, but his third voyage of discovery went on for another 27,000 miles of often hazardous sailing. A factual, exciting, and often funny story of those adventures on land and sea as first told in the journal of Lieutenant, soon to become Captain, James King. Many others who were later renowned explorers were on this expedition, including William Bligh, George Vancouver and James Burney. Global navigation comes into this account but, perhaps for the first time, this is a book written just as much for the landsman and layman as for the seaman and naval historian. Admiral G. S. (Steve) Ritchie, Hydrographer to the Royal Navy from 1966 to 1971 and President of the Directing Committee of the International Hydrographic Bureau from 1972 to 1981 has said ‘James King was a fine man and dealt with a difficult situation admirably’."Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the Maritime Monograph series. 209 pages. Tags: misunderstandings misadventures bolcheretzkoi inhospitable instructions hospitality kamtschatka habitations travelling navigation waterfront discovered habitation principles provisions expedition south-east karakakooa resolution unfriendly terreoboo endeavour discovery elevation commander admiralty buffaloes practised medallion mercurial sightings nautical Pembroke krakatoa sandwich krakatau glossary epilogue portrait elements tropical twenties freezing vessels' h.m.s'.s offering conduct islands enraged condore england
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Culloden: 1746 The Last Highland Charge by John Sadler (£56.50)Publisher: Cromwell Films — 1993Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “These are the memoirs of James Johnstone, who served in the Jacobite Rebellion in 1746, first as an Aide de Camp to Lord Murray, then as a Captain of Artillery. Included here is the complete and unabridged text, minus only the footnotes, from the start of Johnstone’s adventure until immediately after the Battle of Culloden.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Campaigns in History series. 91 pages. Tags: culloden battle scotland 1746 jacobite rebellion 1745-1746 highlander operations hanoverian campaigns victories military massacre england battles britain kingdom history defence century british europe united irish great 18th 1800 king war rebellions 1700 1900 john prebble 0140025766
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Fighting Tykes: Informal History of the Yorkshire Regiment in the Second World War by Charles Whiting; Eric Taylor; (£56.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850523575]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Foreword or introduction by His Grace The Duke of Westminster. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 238 pages. Tags: expeditionary wellington’s operations regimental battalions histories yorkshire lancaster 1939-1945 fighting military regiment infantry yeomanry minister britain howards british belisha history england king’s riding light tykes force great world green duke hore army york east west war and the own
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Handley Page Aircraft Since 1907 Revised by Derek N. James by C. H. [Christopher Henry] Barnes (£56.00)Publisher: London: Putnam — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851778038]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1976] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “First heard in aviation a few years before the 1914-18 war, the name of Handley Page became one to conjure with when strategic bombing of Rhineland armament factories began in 1917 as a counter-blow to the German submarine blockade of the British Isles. After the war an O/400 and a V/1500 were the first two aircraft to fly all the way from England to India, and soon afterwards Handley Page pioneered commercial air transport services across the English Channel and in China, India and South Africa.

A new generation of twin- and four-engined monoplane bombers — Hampden and Halifax — emerged to challenge Hitler’s ambition between 1935 and 1945, giving rise in turn to the Hastings and Hermes transports of the 1950s; finally the nuclear age produced the Victor transonic bomber, which remains in service as the RAF’s long-range flight refuelling tanker A new line of smaller civil transports began with the acquisition in 1948 of Miles Aircraft Ltd and from the Reading factory stemmed the very successful Dart-Herald.

This book contains photographs, three-view drawings and data of every type of Handley Page aircraft built and flown, as well as many historic project drawings not previously published, and completes the author’s trilogy, which already includes Bristol Aircraft since 1910 and Shorts Aircraft since 1900 in the series.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Putnam Aeronautical Books series. 664 pages. Tags: bombing aircraft hampden halifax handley page airplanes history aeroplanes aeronautical engineering trade industry manufacturing britain aviation air types manufacturer aeroplane manufacture firm united kingdom
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England's Battles by Sea and Land by W. F. Williams, W. C. Stafford & H. Tyrrell (£54.00)Publisher: London & New York: The London Printing & Publishing Company — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards worn and soiled, rubbed and bumped at head tail and corners and overall slightly dull and marked. Previous owner’s inscription to first blank which is also foxed. Frontispiece and first blank creased at top corner. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. PP 51-53 gather detached in Vol IX. A reference copy with more than acceptable plates. Description: Contains: Black & white plates; Black & white drawings; Portraits; Title page vignette; Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank — “To Leslie James Henry Pitman Thank God for Victory June 28/19. From Father, James Pitman". This is the date of The Versailles Treaty which ended the First World War. I have been unable to establish who the Pitmans were unfortunately. Four volumes in Two. Volume I covers the History of the Wars Caused by the French Revolution. 1972-1812. Volume II covers the History of the French War, from 1812, to it close; of other wars, in which England has been engaged, to A. D. 1840; and Retrospective View of England’s Battles by Sea and Land, From 55 B. C. to the French Revolution, A. D. 1792. Volume III covers the History of England's Campaigns in India and China and of the Indian Mutiny 1857 - 1859. Volume IX covers the History of The Volunteer Movement, 1858 - 1863 and of The War with Russia, 1854 - 1856.Notes: Size: 11" x 7½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [CXXXII] 302,319,452,209 pages. Tags: india Versailles wwI wwII war europe china indian Volunteer mutiny ghandi Russia
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Spirit of the Somerset & Dorset Railway by Alan Hammond (£54.00)Publisher: Millstream Books — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0948975660]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy of this uncommon title. Description: A limited printing of 2500 copies of which this is number 252. Jacket illustration: Signalman Joe Crouchman, seen talking to driver Aubrey Pearce, and fireman Wally Moon enjoy the summer sunshine at Midsomer Norto on 3rd July 1961. Class 3F 0-6-0T No. 47316 (formerly S&DJR No. 25) pilots 7F 2-8-0 No. 53810 down to Radstock, its home shed. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “This is the third in the series of photographic records of the Somerset & Dorset Railway by Alan Hammond. As with his previous books, the emphasis is on images of railwaymen and women working on the line. Most of the photographs come from private collections and provide a fascinating insight into the day-today running of this much-loved line.

There are anecdotes, too. Eight personal memories enhance the story, with many a tale from Bath, Wincanton, Sturminster Newton, Blandford and Branksome, among others. There is the tragic story of how a ganger fell to his death from a railway trolley at Kilver Street Viaduct, and the more amusing episode when lumps of coal lobbed off an engine for the crossing-keeper at Lamyatt Road broke down his front door. There is a personal memory of idyllic childhood visits to the signalbox at Midford and a wartime account of coming under fire from a German plane at Highbridge. The stories and photographs together provide a heart-warming recollection of this lost world.

The foreword has been written by the railway entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, a modern-day enthusiast and character to match those who worked on the old S&D.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Richard Branson. Size: 11" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: hammond sir richard branson 0948975660 somerset dorset joint railway history railroads england somerset employees women workers reminiscences
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My Autobiogaphy by Shane Warne; Richard Hobson; (£53.50)Publisher: Coronet — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340769874]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Australian Test star Shane Warne was recently voted one of the five greatest cricketers of the 20th Century. He has been described by Richie Benaud as the finest young leg spinner of all time, and is on line to break the record for the highest number of Test wickets ever taken. Warne exploded into Test cricket in England in 1993. His first ball fizzed back from outside the leg stump to bowl Mike Gatting, the England Captain, and amaze a crowd of 30,000 spectators. Warne has never looked back and ever since has been a key player in international cricket. In his autobiography, Shane Warne describes with humour and insight the major influences in his life and the issues that have dominated cricket at the highest level. Colourful accounts of the various Ashes series and Australian Tests blend with chapters on the psychology of bowling against top batsmen. A man who has the gift of making friends through cricket wherever he goes, Warne is back to his best after a career-threatening injury.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ian Botham. Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 343 pages. Tags: cricketers spin bowlers test matches australians
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Suffolk & Cambridgeshire by Claude J. W. Messent (£53.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1949Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor. A copy for reading rather than admiring, generally shabby but text complete and acceptable. Glue weakening.Description: Illustrated with maps.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Penguin Guides series. 155 pages. Tags: cambridgeshire england guidebooks suffolk
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Country Fair January 1956 - June 1956 by Edited by Macdonald Hastings & A. G. Street (£51.00)Publisher: The Aldworth Press — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Period Advertisements; A hard bound collection of six magazines, of a monthly journal of the open air, all about the country.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 0 pages. Tags: country life england periodicals macdonald hastings street
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Country Fair July 1956 - December 1956 by Edited by Macdonald Hastings & A. G. Street (£51.00)Publisher: The Aldworth Press — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Period Advertisements; A hard bound collection of six magazines, of a monthly journal of the open air, all about the country.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 0 pages. Tags: country life england periodicals macdonald hastings street
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The Worcester Guide: Containing an Account of the Ancient and Present State of That City: With a Description of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry in the Neighbourhood: and Every Particular Necessary for the Information of the Stranger and Traveller by Edited by John Price (£51.00)Publisher: Worcester: Printed for W. Smart — 1799Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Paper wrapper, fixed at the spine, now covers the leather-less boards. Hinges near gone, with two gathers now detached. British Library refers to 4 plates but this contains only 3. Pages lightly age-tanned and spotted with a tear to the foot of the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Plates [1]; Plans [1];Notes: Size: 6¾" x 4¼". [6] 131 [1] pages. Tags: price guides 1701-1800 worcester england travel 1800 history 18th century literature
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Flower Paintings from the Apothecaries' Garden: Contemporary Botanical Illustrations from Chelsea Botanical Garden by Andrew Brown (£49.00)Publisher: Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1851495037]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Contains: Colour plates; Colour frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Title page vignette;

From the cover: “This book is a celebration of the work of the first ten years of Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society. The Society, founded in 1995, is a group of artists charged with the task of recording in watercolour paintings the flora of Britain’s second oldest botanic garden, founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries. About 200 paintings by fifty-six artists have been accessed to the Physic Garden archives.

Flower Paintings from the Apothecaries’ Garden contains fifty-six colour reproductions of paintings, one by each artist. The plants depicted range from small alpines to magnificent trees and from food plants to those which yield life-saving drugs, for although the Physic Garden was founded for the teaching of apothecaries, it has always been a garden for the growing of the novel and the exotic. From its founding, throughout the eighteenth and earlier part of the nineteenth centuries, the Physic Garden was an international focal point for botanical endeavour.

Each of the colour plates is accompanied by information about the plant’s uses and, for some, the cultivation history at Chelsea, together with biographical details of the artist.

Also included are a short essay on the role of botanical illustration today, a brief history of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society and a listing of the complete archive to date, including paintings and ink drawings.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 135 pages. Tags: botanical illustration chelsea physic garden medicinal plants england london illustrated britain artists painting paintings art design graphic arts 1851495037
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Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of John Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs' by Elizabeth Evenden & Thomas S. Freeman (£49.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780521833493]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Cambrige Studies in Early Modern British History series. [XII] 387 pages. Tags: freeman 9780521833493 foxe john actes monuments day influence acts church history historiography reformation england illustrated books 15th 16th centuries christian literature publishing century english middle criticism printing martyrs biography book industries trade martyrologies
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A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie (£46.00)Publisher: London: Collins for The Crime Club — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the ends of the heavily faded spine, further nicks and chips. Heavily faded at the spine ends. Edges of the text block tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: women detectives england fiction, crime mystery classic fiction, fiction mystery detective, fiction crime, fiction classics, books written agatha christie
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A History of the Town and Parish of Nantwich, Or Wich-Malbank, in the County Palatine of Chester by James Hall (£44.00)Publisher: Didsbury: E. J. Morten — 1981Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0901598240]Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Heavily faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A facsimile reprint of the 1st edition, Nantwich: J. Hall, 1883. Contains: Black & white plates; Tables; Genealogical tables; Chapter headpieces; Chapter tailpieces; Frontispiece;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 531 pages. Tags: hall nantwich cheshire history genealogy england facsimiles 0901598240
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Ellen Terry by Christopher St John (£44.00)Publisher: London: John Lane The Bodley Head — 1907Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a little sunning to the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted, accentuated by the rough trimmed leaf edges. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. One plate loosening. Description: Illustrated by way of: Filmography; Black & White Photographs [16]; Portrait to the frontispiece; Top edge gilt;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Illustrated Green boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Stars of the Stage series. [VI]97[4] pages. Tags: stars stage terry ellen dame actresses england actors britain theater history 19th century charles kean sir henry irving queen’s theatre bancroft hare lord lytton’s house darnley lyceum
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Knole And The Sackvilles by V. [Victoria] Sackville-West (£44.00)Publisher: London: William Heinemann — 1922Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Spine strip near detached and heavily faded. Boards faded and bruised at the corners. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Tanning to the endpapers and blanks. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece [Tissue-guarded]; Genealogical Tables; Chronological Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". White boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 230 pages. Tags: sackville-west sackville family knole house sevenoaks england history manors sevenaoks kent park biographies
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The Haughtyshire Hunt by Fox Russell (£44.00)Publisher: London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Ld. — 1897Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with heavy fading to the spine. A binding copy, really, with many leaves detached although complete and some plates missing the tissue guards. Text is clean with occasional spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates [16]; Black & White Drawings [24]; Vignette to the title page;Notes: Illustrated by R. J. Richardson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Bevelled & Illustrated Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Handley Cross series. [VI]258[6] pages. Tags: russell richardson fox hunting england english literature fiction
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Theological Works: Vol I Part II by Herbert Thorndike (£44.00)Publisher: John Henry Parker — 1844Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily faded at the spine. Substantially bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered spotting throughout, many leaves unopened. Description: Paginated 398-871Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Banded Spine. 473 pages. Tags: thorndike church england christian state principles truth theology 17th century government churches
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Secret Hiding Places by Michael Hodgetts (£43.00)Publisher: Veritas — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853900796]Condition: Very Good+. Lower wrap and last few pages gently creased at the top corner otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Secret hiding-places have a recognised niche in the mythology of the English country house. This solidly documented work of research traces both their history and their geography, incorporating much recent investigation of architectural and recusant history and throwing a vivid light on Tudor and Stuart politics and religion. It traces the geographical phenomenon of hide-clusters - network of priest-holes in houses linked by the kinship or friendship of their owners. It describes the amazing skill of Nicholas Owen, an Oxford carpenter who laboured for seventeen years to build hides for fugitive priests, and who died under torture, faithful to their secrets.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 267 pages. Tags: Hodgetts tudor priest stuart england politics priesthole
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The Story of My Life by Harry Johnston (£43.00)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 1923Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the spine ends and further nicks and chips. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the verso first blank. Personal stamp to the verso of the frontis. Description: Unsigned or headed notelet pasted onto the first blank typewritten “with the author's Compliments". Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece [Tissue-guarded]; The autobiography of Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston (1858–1927), explorer and colonial administrator, who was born London on 12 June 1858, and died 31 July 1927 at Woodsetts House, near Worksop.Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 536 pages. Tags: johnston harry hamilton sir 1858-1927 colonial administrators africa explorers england botanists travelers travel calabar history nigeria
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Billy Bunter Butts In by Frank Richards (£42.00)Publisher: Charles Skilton — 1951Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Gently faded at the spine. School prize plate to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear. Pleasant colour frontispiece.Notes: Illustrated by R. J. MacDonald. Size: 7½" x 5". Green boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 234 pages. Tags: bunter modern literature for children famous children’s books the english language writing give pleasure written england juvenile pre-school adolescent youngster young person adolescents education tales people fiction younger readers aiken joan alcott louisa may andersen hans christian baum frank carroll lewis coolidge susan grahame kenneth kipling rudyard mahy
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The Leaping Lad and Other Stories by Sid Chaplin (£41.00)Publisher: London: Phoenix House — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends, heavy tanning to the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Contains: A Story-Teller’s Story; The Leaping Lad; Half Moon Street; ‘Hands’; The Unwanted; And The Third Day; The Boss; Green Eyes; The Bridge; Quite A Journey; Saturday Saga; Grace Before Meat; The End Of An Age; ‘Rooms’; The Shaft; ‘Ding Dong Dell’; The Pigeon-Cree; What Katie Did; The Keeper; The Liberal Education Of John Henry Johnson; Big Little Hab;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Blue boards with Red titling to the Spine. 159 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st durham england county social customs
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