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The Sailor's Nelson by Admiral Mark Kerr (£28.00)Publisher: Hurst & Blackett — 1932Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Boards rubbed and bumped, notably at the corners, somewhat soiled in places and sunned at the spine. Top edges of text block dusty. Internally bright and clean but with remnants of sticker to back pastedown and bfep.Description: Black cloth with gilt titling to spine. Fold-out maps. This book is not only for Naval experts, but for any person who wishes to know the unique charm of our best-loved hero, so I have endeavoured to show Nelson, not only as the greatest war-strategist and tactician in history, but also as the foremost leader of men amongst the warriors of the world. In order to do this it is necessary to give authentic stories of his life, and also to show his character as revealed in his letters to his greatest friend, Captain Locker, and other people. Errata slip tipped in at preface. 288pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: palmerston carraciolo troubridge fitzgerald devonshire coletalino santissima cornwallis tarantella midshipman marseilles imprisoned conquerant drinkwater foudroyant conception antoinette expedition bull-feast copenhagen wellington enterprise aboukirbay lieutenant commission redoutable bucentaure billington buckingham courageaux villeneuve charlemont fremantle addington dannebrog pregnancy hallowell commander narcissus secretary promotion blackwood floggings sovereign mutineers souverain correglia attitudes rotherham recapture gibraltar
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Hic et Ubique by Sir William Fraser (£23.00)Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, & Co. — 1893Binding: Hardback Signed by the Author.Condition: Good. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Foredges dulled.Description: Signed by the author on the ½-title page - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Slightly odd note is that the last page, following pp316 is pp137 which I assume is a printers error. Third Thousand. Sir William Augustus Fraser, 4th Baronet (10 February 1826 – 17 August 1898), English politician, author and collector, was born the son of Sir James Fraser, a colonel of the 7th Hussars, who had served on Wellington's staff at Waterloo.Notes: Size: 8vo Foolscap (17 x 10cm Approx.). 317 pages. Tags: Baronet politician Waterloo Wellington
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Chartism: Past and Present by Thomas Carlyle (£21.50)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards faded and marked, somewhat rubbed. Spine dulled. All edges dusty or soiled, top edges especially so. Unopened at some top and foredges. Small sticker to ffep. Internally clean & bright.Description: Suspect this is a later reprint circa 1900 but no indication of revisions or previous editions to be found.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 324 pages. Tags: ecclesiastical nonconformists public-houses intelligencer macclesfield christianity chamberlayne corporations institutions consolidated independents hetherington civilization spitalfields shakespeare shaftesbury shaitesbury aristonicus hellenistic demosthenes stalybridge commissions tremenheere improvement castlereagh montesquieu evangelical statistical association rostovtzeff fairweather devonshire canterbury newspapers buckingham archbishop brotherton protection cornwallis nottingham chichester jacobinism manchester population birmingham birkenhead chatsworth industrial commission warrington enclosures
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Bleak Age: Based On The Age Of The Chartists by J. L. Hammond; Barbara Hammond; (£17.00)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1934Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine and a generally worn appearance. Leans heavily. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “The first half of the 19th Century may well be named “The Bleak Age” or “The Age of Discontent”. In this acute study the Hammonds illumine the dark places in the lives and hearts of the Working People of that time and by a brilliant comparison with the conditions of other times bring out the underlying causes of this discontent. This is a wise book and one to be read by all who wish to understand the root causes of our social troubles and so be the better able to judge the many remedies that are to-day being put forward for the future ordering of this country.”Notes: Size: 7" x 4¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Swan Library series. 148 pages. Tags: ecclesiastical nonconformists public-houses intelligencer macclesfield christianity chamberlayne corporations institutions consolidated independents hetherington civilization spitalfields shakespeare shaftesbury shaitesbury aristonicus hellenistic demosthenes stalybridge commissions tremenheere improvement castlereagh montesquieu evangelical statistical association rostovtzeff fairweather devonshire canterbury newspapers buckingham archbishop brotherton protection cornwallis nottingham chichester jacobinism manchester population birmingham birkenhead chatsworth industrial commission warrington enclosures
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
A New History of Rome by E. Berkley (£15.50)Publisher: Thomas Laurie, Undated — 1890Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners and a little rubbed / frayed. End papers spotted. Discreet inscription on ffep. Hinges weakening. Top edges dusty.Description: Blue cloth with gold titling on spine, embossed titling and motif on front cover. Pull out map pre title page. 487pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
England Under the Stuarts by George Macaulay Trevelyan (£15.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1996Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good Slipcase. A few marks to the case and spine (which many well clean up in fact) otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Blue cloth with title plate to slipcase, similar to spine with additional gilt titling. Illustrated frontispiece with other illustrations.Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". 503 pages. Tags: gloucester navigation donnington winstanley devonshire mandeville jacobitism invitation succession monopolies revolution harrington conference buckingham discipline deposition sunderland reputation toleration opposition chancellor episcopacy knighthood shrewsbury instrument zuylestein government abjuration winnington assessment dissenters archbishop settlement cottington fitzharris malplaquet portsmouth manchester importance lauderdale authorized recruiting commission commercial engagement tyrconnell indulgence blue-water nottingham puritanism uniformity
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72
Peter The Great by Stephen Graham (£15.50)Publisher: Ernest Ben — 1929Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Light spotting to start and finish. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned / soiled.Description: A life of Peter I of Russia called the 'Great'. B&W plates.Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 376 pages. Tags: miloslavs narishkins preobrazhenskoe strieltsi khovansky court abandons moscow eudoxia general patrick gordon golitsin’s campaign tartary troitsky russia archangel kozhukhovsky durak azov campaign riga konigsberg death gordon russians defeated narva pact with augustus dorpat narva astrakhan tsar rodno siege mogilef battle lesnoi mazeppapp carlsbad menshikof stettin peter the great father the fatherland emperor all the russias treaty havelsburg tolstoy rumiantsef mary hamilton mary cantemir lomanof tsar alexis matveyef muscovite prince
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22
The Grandeur That Was Rome by J. C. Stobart (£13.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jacdso — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 028348456X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: This work on Roman culture and civilization has been acknowledged as a masterpiece. Few books have so successfully conveyed the scope and sweep of a period and yet retained such a scrupulous concern for scholastic accuracy. The author measures the achievements of the Romans not so much by their military success and imperial expansion, but by their cultural and political contribution to the welfare of mankind.Illustrated with B&W photographs.Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72
A Georgian Love Story by Ernest Raymond (£12.00)Publisher: Cassel — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little wear at edges of DJ, spine slightly discoloured.Description: The scene is set in the Edwardian and Georgian years. Mr Augustus O'Murry, chief editor of an old and failing publishing firm, lives in a large house in the respectable Hollen Hill. But his son, Stewart, being young, longs to know what goes on in the disreputable area of Hollen Dene, only a few streets away. In his search for the unknown here he finds himself following a seductive girl whom he suspects to be one of the very young prostitutes for whom the neighbourhood is notorious. He follows her into a tobacconist's shop, and here the first of many great surprises awaits him. This chance acquaintance develops unexpectedly into a deep love.
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Death of a Dancer by Caro Peacock (£11.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780007244201]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slightest lean otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The Augustus theatre in Victorian London likes to put on a good show. And when a public spat erupts between Columbine and Jenny, two dancers on the stage, it’s soon the talk of the town. But the rivalry comes to a dramatic conclusion that definitely wasn’t part of the script: Columbine dead and Jenny arrested for her murder. As far as the jury’s concerned, it’s an open-and-shut case, but her friend Liberty Lane believes otherwise. Soon Liberty’s leading her own investigation, in a desperate race against the hangman’s noose. And while the criminal underworld may be no place for a lady, there’s no place for a villain to hide once Liberty’s on the case…”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: old bailey central criminal court newgate prison gaoler poison smithfield market english justice murder gallows mayfair
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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People, Places And Pleasures by Louis T. Stanley (£10.50)Publisher: MacDonald — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed at the spine ends and corners with several short, closed, tears. Price Clipped. Very light spotting to start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight othweise. Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This lavishly-produced book will delight anyone in search of varied entertainment. The profusion of superb photographs taken by the author complement his text and bring an additional dimension of visual excitement to the book.

The author has an enviable ability to capture a personality in a telling phrase. He describes an audience with Pope Paul VI at the Papal summer palace at Castel Gandolfo, and the solemnity of the moment is precisely conveyed. In the same way, he can summarise his response to Somerset Maugham in a finely-drawn vignette. He has an eye for the unusual and the original. He can meet the challenge of Henry Moore, recognising the importance of this sculptor’s vision, and can match the unrestrained gusto of Augustus John. Both are given shrewd and calculating appreciations. The photographic essays conjure up the magic of places far and near, ranging from the medieval enchantment of Chester to the urbane elegance of Rome. Here are the graceful filigree of Parisian streets and the stark facade of the Liverpool waterfront; here, too, the glamour of Monte Carlo and an impressionistic picture of Cambridge in all its aspects. For those with more specialised interests, Louis T. Stanley delves into the world of the racing driver competing for the Grand Prix championships of the world; he reflects on the astonishing brief career of Joan of Arc; and examines in detail the prehistoric monuments that make an archaeologist’s paradise of England.

People, Places and Pleasures is a book to read for the quality of its writing. It is a book to look at with appreciation and enjoyment. It is a book to treasure. .”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 256 pages. Tags: academy and andrews arc bernard biography birds cambridge chester dame daphne darwin description epstein europe garden garlo gilbert govent henry island jacob joan john knight laura liverpool louis mare masefield maurier monte moore murray newmarket new paul pope royal sir spencer stanley the travel walter york first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Road to Greyfriars by George R. Samways (£9.50)Publisher: Howard Baker — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0703002627]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A remarkable life story. George Richmond Samways, a professional writer of repute, was born into a world that has long since vanished from the rural face of England. A world of strict Victorian tenets, hard times, and even harder discipline.

Orphaned at an early age, George Samways was sent to what was then a charity school (now a public school) where he endured the harshest treatment — by today’s standards, a regimen of terror, where brutal floggings were the order of the day for the smallest infraction of the rules, and where the daily diet was of such substance as would be scorned by any denizen of a modern-day penal establishment.

By dint of rigorous application to study and sheer determination to rise above an underprivileged childhood, he taught himself shorthand and typing, learned to take dictation, the rudiments of book-keeping and became his Headmaster’s (unpaid) private secretary — whilst still a schoolboy!

Upon leaving school, his talents led him, inevitably, to Fleet Street, where he became one of ‘Lord Northcliffe’s young men’. Always an avid reader of The Magnet and The Gem from his pre-teens, he was invited to join the editorial staff of the ‘Companion Papers’ — the generic term applied to the school-story weeklies The Magnet and The Gem, featuring the adventures of Harry Wharton & Co and Billy Bunter at Greyfriars, and Tom Merry, Arthur Augustus D’Arcy & Co of St. Jim’s.

And then, as the author describes it, began the happiest days of his life. Thus the name of George Richmond Samways became a respected one in Greyfriars lore. And with good reason. A gifted writer, he was nevertheless willing to subordinate his own not inconsiderable talents to the pressing needs of the Companion Papers and the delight of millions of readers worldwide and to deliberately sacrifice his own identity to the greater fame of ‘Frank Richards’.

As a result, he produced ‘substitute stories’ which many found it difficult to distinguish from the work of The Master’, and so helped keep The Magnet in being when, it might well have foundered.

At Fleetway House he subsequently became chief sub-editor and the author of a great number of Grey friars stories. But these were not his only contributions to the saga of that great school. He was also the Greyfriars poet and penned many a memorable verse — some of which are still broadcast today by the B.B.C.

George Richmond Samways served in both World Wars, and his unheroic but diverting experiences in The Royal Flying Corps are vividly described. In the Second World War he was stationed in Iceland with the R.A.F.

But Greyfriars lore and legend is at the heart of this book and will ensure that it has a privileged place on the bookshelves of ‘Old Boys’ everywhere. It is as informative as it is entertaining: an entrancing record of times past and a window on a by-gone age.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: and bag billy blake bunter’s charles children's day english eyes fiction fleetway gem george hamilton host house magnet most periodicals popular post publishers richmond samways sexton stories the tiger tim
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

 
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