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Honoured by the Queen: Recipients of Honours by Anon. (£115.00)Publisher: Belgravia Press — 1995Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0908578466]Condition: Very Good. Slight inward bow to the spine. Boards have a couple of marks. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: A list of the receipients of honours bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 until 1995.Notes: Size: 10½" x 8½". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 1019 pages. Tags: 20th and biography britain century commonwealth countries decorations elizabeth great history honor honours nations nobility queen titles
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The Winter Queen: The Life of Elizabeth of Bohemia 1596-1662 by Rosalind K. Marshall (£53.00)Publisher: The Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0903598795]Condition: Very Good+. A very nice copy of an uncommon title. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Genealogical Tables; Published for the exhibition The Winter Queen - The life of Elizabeth of Bohemia held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh 10th July – 4th October 1998.

From the cover: “The Winter Queen is the dramatic story of Elizabeth of Bohemia (1596-1662), daughter of James VI and Anne of Denmark. Regarded as one of the most romantic figures in the history of the seventeenth century, she was the crucial link between the Stewart kings and the House of Hanover. Elizabeth -was successively a royal princess in Linlithgow, then in London, an adored bride in Heidelberg, a Queen Consort in Prague, an impoverished exile in The Hague, and finally the respected aunt of Charles II in Restoration London. The author, the distinguished historian Dr Rosalind K. Marshall, has published widely on the Stewarts, including biographies of Mary of Guise and Mary, Queen of Scots.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6½". 111 pages. Tags: elizabeth queen bohemia 1596-1662 exhibitions consort frederick king queens czech republic biography princesses great britain portrait painting 17th century portraits royal scottish national gallery edinburgh catalogues british isles scotland autobiography 1500 1600 1700 architecture individual architect royalty historical women rosalind marshall 0903598795
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The Giant Killers by C. P. S. Warren (£52.00)Publisher: London: The Boy Scouts Association — 1947Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little light soiling, more heavily to the lower panel. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Watkin W. Williams. Size: 7¼" x 5". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 115 pages. Tags: warren watkin williams david shepherd boy george telemachus elizabeth fry grace darling louis pasteur livingstone universities’ mission robert baden-powell scouts wolf cubs
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Elizabeth Alone by William Trevor (£43.00)Publisher: The Bodley Head — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0370014936]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, somewhat faded at the spine. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Internally bright and clean.Description: Much of William Trevor's writing has been about people who have retreated from the difficulties of life into quirkiness and eccentricity. By contrast, he has built this major new novel round an 'ordinary' woman. Elizabeth Aidallbery is forty-one, divorced, the mother of three daughters. Since childhood she has been haunted by feelings of inadequacy and guilt, and she looks back now on a marriage that was a mistake and on a love affair that has lost its lustre. 336pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Proud Bess by Maureen Peters (£27.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709034180]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Slightest shelf wear, couple of very small nicks, otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: This is a colourful and sensitive portrayal of Elizabeth as a woman with a dilemma, filled with jealousy, and with a train of deaths and executions in her family preying on her mind. 175pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Jacket Designed by Eileen Walton. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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The New Family? by Elizabeth B. Silva (£23.00)Publisher: Sage — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0761958568]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Scattered researcher's highlighting throughout. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Leans slightly. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [VIII] 177 pages. Tags: accountability accounting after and aunts bornat brannen brian brothers caribbean carol catherine chamberlain change changing childhood children claims contexts david dispositions divorce donovan dunne elizabeth everyday experiments explanation families family fathers fluidity for gender gendered generational gillian heaphy housewifery irwin issues jeffrey joanna julia lateral life mary morgan mothers narratives new obligations parenthood passion perspective perspectives policy political politics practices public reconsidering relationships resourcing risk sameness sarah science sexuality silva sisters smart social sociological technologies the ties traditional transforming uncles weeks work
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Counting One's Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Edited by William Shawcross (£21.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780230754966]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Genealogical Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 666 pages. Tags: shawcross 9780230754966 elizabeth queen consort george king great britain correspondence queens royal archives glamis castle twentieth century
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The Wirral by Alan Brack (£20.50)Publisher: Phillimore & Co. — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0850336791]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint with amendments. [First Edition: 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Wirral was already an old-established administrative unit at the time of Domesday Book. This book is concerned with all those aspects of the Wirral, whether of history, architecture or landscape, that give the peninsula its individuality. Well known as a writer on the locality, Alan Brack starts with the immense advantage of having lived there nearly all his life. His book is at once scholarly, readable and entertaining. He has studiously avoided the highly romanticised view which has persisted in other accounts of the area and his opening chapter, ‘A Place Apart’, sets the tone for the whole book. There are sections on Birkenhead and Wallasey and on Bebington and Bromborough. An authoritative account of the establishment of Ellesmere Port is followed by a chapter on the Urbanised Districts of Hoylake, Neston and Heswall, on the Urbanised, Unexpected and Purpose-built villages, on the open spaces and on crossing the Mersey. The description of Port Sunlight, with its vignette of Lord Leverhulme, is especially well-informed. Human interest relieves a generally topographical approach through the appearance in the local context of the many notable men and women who have been associated with the Wirral.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: wing-commander clatterbridge cheirotherium baden-powell metropolitan christiansen abercrombie kitchingham o'shanter's observatory anglo-saxon engineering bromborough racecourse birkenhead councillor leverhulme woodchurch embankment lighthouse stonehouse elementary refineries boundaries stableford commission shropshire merseyside netherpool overchurch puddington restaurant stephenson brunanburh manchester archibald squadrons bowater's sylvester transport |iiarries brimstage slodclart garibaldi elizabeth ellesmere granville cleveland bebington athelstan magazines
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The Journal of the Hon. Henry Edward Fox (afterwards Fourth and Last Lord Holland) 1818-1830 by Edited By The Earl Of Ilchester (£19.00)Publisher: London: Thornton Butterworth Limited — 1923Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards which are much marked and stained. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Most part of the first blank torn out. Hinges weak throughout. A reference copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Ruled Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 384 pages. Tags: henry luttrell lady holland allen william bonaparte prince edward cheney john hookham frere sir mary elizabeth fox vassall baron diaries 4th britain court courtiers history 19th century
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The Wonderful Story of London by Harold Wheeler (£18.50)Publisher: Odhams — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, boards a little faded, mottled fading to the corners. Light spotting to start and finish. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 512 pages. Tags: london westminster palaces english kings parliaments square mile merchant adventurers st. paul’s charles dickens taverns coffee-houses capital oxford street londoner smithfield tower hill tyburn st. barthoiomew-the-great newgate dead man’s walk amen court elizabeth fry the old bailey st. sepulchre’s church chepe cheapside francis drake thames spanish armada merchantmen great eastern millwall h.m.s. thunderer city london imperial volunteers london division south african war whittington gresham old lady threadneedle street basilica lloyds st. martin’s-in-the-fields jeremy bentham waxworks university college
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In a Summer Season by Elizabeth Taylor (£18.00)Publisher: Chatto & Windus — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0701119772]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition. [First: 1961]

From the cover: “In A Summer Season is one of Elizabeth Taylor’s most subtle and satisfying novels. The theme is the love which grows between a young man, Dermot and Kate Heron, a wealthy charming widow. Their special relationship is strong enough to withstand pressures and criticism from without but there appears an enemy within which threatens to tear the marriage apart. In a moving and powerful climax Elizabeth Taylor reveals human loving to be the thing it is: tragic and often piercingly funny.

When this novel first appeared, the Sunday Times’ reviewer commented: ‘Elizabeth Taylor’s new novel swings, like the deftest weathercock, between humour, tragedy and ironic observation; most of it is quite exceptionally funny, and bright with the author’s acute susceptibilities… It would be hard to find a novel more consistently accomplished and entertaining’.”
Notes: Jacket designed by John Sergeant. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 220 pages. Tags: fiction english elizabeth taylor 0701119772
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The Pageant Of Chinese History by Elizabeth Seeger (£18.00)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1943Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper with wear to the edges, nicked at the head of the spine, short tears to the tops of both upper and lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 9th impression. [First Edition: April, 1934] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “AGAINST the background of a rich and ancient culture, Miss Seeger depicts in colourful, poetic prose the story of a nation, a continent rather than a country. A vast panorama it is — from about 3000 B. C. to the establishment of the Republic. Taking the Chinese point of view, as far as possible, the author has chosen from the wealth of legend and story those aspects which seem to symbolize Chinese civilization.

Beginning with the mythical accounts of nomad leaders and legendary kings, she traces the story through hundreds of years to a time of luxury and elegance, of art, literature, the making of porcelain, the invention of printing, and the flowering of painting and philosophy. Jesuit missionaries found their way to Peking, as had Marco Polo and other Europeans, nearly seven hundred years ago.

With the Manchu conquest foreigners were again excluded and wars followed with Europe. Finally the Chinese were forced to open their ports to trade and to admit foreign envoys to their emperor. Following the war with Japan, when Europeans seized the seaports, a period of vital interest to Western nations ended in the Boxer rebellion of 1900. The reforms following led finally to the establishment of the Republic.

Miss Seeger tells her story in human terms, and there emerges a vivid picture of the kind of people the Chinese have been, their family life, their humour and philosophy, as well as the long pageant of empire, of civil wars and conquest which have prefaced the present crisis. An introductory volume for readers of all ages.”
Notes: Illustrated by Bernard Watkins. Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVII] 386 pages. Tags: history mythical times legendary first two dynasties tang altar temple chou 1122-255 sages empire shi huang 246-210 han -220 period darkness 220-590 618-907 sung 960-1280 mongols 1280-1368 ming 1368-1644 ching 1644-1912 elizabeth seeger bernard watkins
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Aaron Copland and His World by Edited by Carol J. Oja & Judith Tick (£17.00)Publisher: Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780691124704]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Musical scores;

From the cover: “Aaron Copland and His World reassesses the legacy of one of America’s best-loved composers at a pivotal moment — as his life and work shift from the realm of personal memory to that of history. This collection of seventeen essays by distinguished scholars of American music explores the stages of cultural change on which Copland’s long life (1900-1990) unfolded: from the modernist experiments of the 1920s, through the progressive populism of the Great Depression and the urgencies of World War II, to post-war political backlash and the rise of serialism in the 1950s and the widespread cultural turbulence of the 1960s.

Continually responding to an ever-changing political and cultural panorama, Copland kept a firm focus on both his private muse and the public he served. No self-absorbed recluse, he was very much a public figure who devoted his career to building support systems that would help composers function pro-ductively in America. This book offers multiple critiques on Copland’s role in these shifting contexts.

The contributors include music historians long associated with Copland scholarship such as Vivian Perlis, Howard Pollack, and Larry Starr, as well as newer voices to Copland, among them Elliott Antokoletz, Leon Botstein, and Martin Brody. The book also gives voice to younger scholars: Emily Abrams, Paul Anderson, Elizabeth Crist, Melissa de Graaf, Neil Lerner, and Beth Levy. And it offers interdisciplinary essays by the dance scholar Lynn Garafola, the art historian Gail Levin, and the cultural historian Morris Dickstein.

The topics range from Copland’s role in shaping an American school of modern dance to his relationship with Leonard Bernstein; his homosexuality, especially as influenced by the writings of Andre Gide; and theoretical explorations of cultural nationalism. Copland’s rich correspondence with the composer and critic Arthur Berger, who set the parameters of Copland’s reception for much of the composer’s lifetime, is published here in its entirety, edited by Wayne Shirley.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XXI] 503 pages. Tags: copland aaron ballet music correspondence criticism interpretation history united states 20th century composers film television theatre musicians usa 9780691124704
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An English Lady at the Court of Catherine the Great: The Journal of Baroness Elizabeth Dimsdale, 1781 by Edited by A. G. Cross (£17.00)Publisher: Cambridge: Crest Publications — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0951404903]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". [VIII] 108 pages. Tags: catherine empress russia dimsdale elizabeth baroness diaries travel soviet union 18th century women history social conditions travels 0951404903 9780951404904
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Royal Heritage: The Story of Britain's Royal Builders and Collectors by J. H. Plumb; Huw Wheldon; (£16.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight shelf wear at edges of dust wrapper and also slightly loose.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.Notes: 360 pages. Tags: michelangelo studiesgreat winterhalter hanoverians collections sandringham collecting kensington buckingham Rembrandts royalgreat collectors studiesart eighteenth buildings treasures elizabeth furniture patronage families heritage building critical medieval victoria vermeers leonardo balmoral monarchy painting britain private raphael studies history holbein windsor palaces england british century stuarts hampton rulers master palace tudors french castle visual albert george rubens queen great kings isles vinci royal court house owned arts the art and
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A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World? 3000BC - AD1603 by Simon Schama (£16.00)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563384972]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Change — sometimes gentle and subtle, sometimes shocking and violent — is the dynamic of Schama’s unapologetically personal and grippingly written history, especially the changes that wash over custom and habit, transforming our loyalties. At the heart of his history lie questions of compelling importance for Britain’s future as well as its past: What makes or breaks a nation? To whom do we give our allegiance and why? And where do the boundaries of our community lie — in our hearth and home, our village or city, tribe or faith? What is Britain — one country or many, one culture or several? Has British history unfolded ‘at the edge of the world’ or right at the heart of it?

All these themes are delivered to the reader in the stories which Schama loves to tell, and in a form that is at once traditional and excitingly fresh. The great and the wicked are here — Becket and Thomas Cromwell, Robert the Bruce and Anne Boleyn — but so are countless more ordinary lives: an Irish monk waiting for the plague to kill him in his cell at Kilkenny; a small boy running through the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Elizabeth I. They are all caught on the rich and teeming canvas on which Schama paints his brilliant portrait of the life of the British people: ‘for in the end, history, especially British history with its succession of thrilling illuminations, should be, as all her most accomplished narrators have promised, not just instruction but pleasure’..”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 416 pages. Tags: britain british century europe from great history irish kingdom modern period stuarts tudors united
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Elizabeth by Dick Sheppard (£15.50)Publisher: W H Alle — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491016824]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: This fascinating and candid biography goes behind the headline stories and reveals Elizabeth Taylor the person - not the public utility that the press continues to sensationalise. Here the author looks at her through the eyes of the many people she has known and worked with, and approaches her from many different angles - as wife and mother, friend and actress. We watch her change from a lovely, fragile child star to the fabled beauty and finally into a mature woman.Illustrated with B&W photographs.Tags: Biography, actress, beauty
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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
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Manuscript Sources in the Library of Congress For Research On the American Revolution by John R. Sellers, Gerard W. Gawalt, Paul H. Smith & Patricia Molen van Ee (£15.50)Publisher: Library of Congress — 1975Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0844401226]Condition: Very Good. Spine and boards slightly dulled otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by elizabeth Hamer Kegan. Size: 10½" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [III] 372 pages. Tags: library congress catalogs manuscripts american washington united states history revolution 1775-1783 sources bibliography revolutionary era account books journals and diaries miscellaneous orderly each john sellers gerard gawalt paul smith patricia molen van elizabeth hamer kegan 0844401226
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The Marriage Hearse by Kate Ellis (£15.50)Publisher: Piatkus — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0749907835]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: When Kirsten Harbourn is found strangled and naked on her wedding day, DI Wesley Peterson makes some alarming discoveries. At Morbay register office a terrified young girl makes her wedding vows. A few days later her bridegroom is found dead in a seedy seaside hotel. Meanwhile the skeleton of a young female is found buried in a farmer’s field — a field that once belonged to the family of Ralph Strong, an Elizabethan playwright whose play, The Fair Wife of Padua, is to be performed for the first time in four hundred years. Is this bloodthirsty play a confession to a murder committed in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I? Or does it tell another story, one that might cast light on recent mysteries?Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 297 pages. Tags: Kate Ellis obsessed stalker dark secrets death disappearance murder killed little girl detective inspector wesley peterson forensic team dignity death crime scene mortuary silent corpse died soco footprints young bride’s killer
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Willie Carson: The Illustrated Biography by Michael Seely (£15.50)Publisher: Headline — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747204314]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, ¾" closed tear to the head of the upper panel, again to the foot of same. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Willie Carson remains one of the best known faces in British sport. The jockey’s extraordinary will to win has carried him to a fresh pinnacle of achievement and popularity. Just over 5 feet tall and weighing only 7st 10 Ibs stripped, the 49-year-old Stirling-born ‘pocket dynamo’ has been a byword for strength and determination for nearly thirty years. In this book, Seely gives an in-depth study of a remarkable character which, together with the many superb action photographs spanning his long career, make this a handsome tribute to Britain’s toughest and best loved jockey.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: jockey lester piggott dibidale yorkshire oaks irish oaks stable jockey dick hern champion jockey diamond stakes french legers niniski classics elizabeth diamond stakes newmarket grand national horses official form-bool ascot gold cup royal ascot.
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Forward For England by Bobby Charlton (£14.50)Publisher: Pelham Books — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, minor loss at the spine ends and a 1" closed tear to the foot of the lower panel. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “As a boy he had one ambition, to be a professional footballer and to play for England. He achieved not only this boyhood ambition but the footballer’s dream and the final accolade when England won the World Cup at Wembley on July 30th, 1966. From the coal-mining village of Ashington to becoming one of the greatest forwards England has ever produced has been a long, hard road and the journey makes a deeply compelling story. He rose to fame on the wave of sentiment which swept Europe following the tragic air disaster at Munich in 1958… a disaster which decimated the Manchester United team which had been so carefully moulded by Matt Busby. Since then Bobby has never faltered. He tells, with the help of Neil Burden-Smith, of his life, thoughts, of Manchester United, of three World Cups and what it was like to wear England’s white shirt and play with and against some of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen. He also describes in detail those feverish weeks last summer when the World Cup competition gripped the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 184 pages. Tags: czechoslovakia ceskoslovensky northumberland internazionale wolverhampton international middlesbrough winterbottom professional strzalkowski stringfellow huddersfield blanchflower mazurkieviez championship fotheringham schnellinger soendergaard substitutes bournemouth association northampton chamberlain goalkeepers southampton discovered' dermendjiev shepherdson footballers preliminary beckenbauer switzerland mcguinness schoolboys manchester kumpulampi sunderland canhoteiro shackleton eyzaguirre hodgkinson workington footballer gloucester lilleshall anderlecht birmingham bloomfield yugoslavia nottingham midlothian
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Horse Racing and Racing Society: Who Belongs and How it Works by Jocelyn De Moubray (£14.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 028399097X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lightly bruised at the the head of the spine otherwise a well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Horseracing started in Britain as the exclusive pastime of royalty and the aristocracy, and from such beginnings it has evolved into the international industry and mass entertainment that it is today. Young unproven horses change hands for millions of pounds and the most promising stallions can be worth more than one hundred million dollars. Successive generations of new rich from Scottish whisky barons and English property tycoons to American oil millionaires have seen the turf as a means of attaining social advancement to match their wealth. Yet they have enthusiastically maintained existing rituals and sought to entertain and gamble in the same style as the aristocrats they have superseded, and the appeal of racing for those aristocrats and for the royal family has remained undiminished. But why have businessmen like Robert Sangster and Stavros Niarchos chosen to invest a fortune in racehorses? Why did the ruling family of Dubai, the Maktoums, spend fifty million pounds on yearlings in 1983? How do leading figures today compare with owners such as the Aga Khan III, Solly Joel and Marcel Boussac, who built up their bloodstock empires before the Second World War? Jocelyn de Moubray describes the lifestyles of the fabulously wealthy, for whom a successful racehorse is the ultimate status symbol, but he also looks behind the glamorous exterior of the racing world and focuses on the trainers, jockeys, administrators, bookmakers and gamblers. These are the people who have made British racing the best in the world.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: northumberland long-striding repetitious horseracing description handicapper commentary sedgefield allowances cheltenham overweight racehorses horsewomen monksfield towcester finishing penalties stratford brigadier cauthen’s southwell waterford uttoxeter sassafras wincanton highclere memorable whitbread gallopers obstacles galloping worcester handicaps eyeshield elizabeth champion accident spillers stewards historic jockey’s headgear blinkers nijinsky placings plumpton wetherby aldaniti triomphe thousand national
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Just As I Am - the Autobiography of Billy Graham by Billy Graham (£14.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0551031166]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned, more heavily at the margins. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Billy Graham has touched the hearts and souls of millions with his message of faith. Now, for the first time ever, Dr. Graham tells his life story in a momentous work of insight. Hailed as the world’s preacher, his calling as an Evangelist has taken him to every nation, from Europe to Asia, from major capitals to the most remote outposts. His Crusades have spanned fifty years, and he has been part of history in the making and friend to every president since Eisenhower. A pioneer in social issues (he refused to preach to segregated audiences in the South), he has led by his extraordinary example of integrity.

In Just As I Am, Billy Graham looks back at it all with down-to-earth warmth and candour — remembering his dairy farm upbringing, his early preaching experiences, and the overwhelming international response to his public ministry based on his unshakable belief in Christ.

Billy Graham Crusades have reached more than 200 million people in person, and millions more have heard him on radio, television, and film. He has been welcomed behind the Iron Curtain, into China and North Korea, and on every continent. And, at a time when many public figures seem scandal-prone, Dr. Graham maintains an unimpeachable reputation and powerful presence by managing his organization scrupulously, limiting his personal earnings, and urging cooperation rather than competition among all religious people.

Just As I Am reveals Billy Graham to be as forthright and engaging as ever as he reflects with plainspoken immediacy on his private life. As he shares his own spiritual journey, he writes movingly of his everyday joys and struggles, and of his profound commitment to his wife, Ruth, and their family.

Discussing his relationship with heads of state as diverse as Queen Elizabeth II, the Shah of Iran, and Kim II Sung, Dr. Graham also shares such memorable encounters as his plane trip with civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , when an engine caught fire, and his tragic unsuccessful attempt to warn President John F. Kennedy, Jr. , about the danger of his trip to Dallas.

Dr. Graham details his friendships with nine U. S. presidents, beginning with Eisenhower and including Johnson and Nixon and continuing to this day with Bill Clinton. As Dr. Graham points out, When a president of the United States, for example, wept in my presence, or knelt with me to pray, or privately unburdened his concerns about his family, I was not thinking about his political philosophy or his personality but about his need for God’s help.

This is an inspiring story of how a man of God grew into a man of great influence. Examining his life and ministry from the wise and humble perspective that has made him one of the world’s most beloved and respected leaders, Billy Graham’s Just As I Am is an unforgettable portrait that will be treasured by readers everywhere.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Rick Pracher. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 760 pages. Tags: graham billy 1918- evangelists united states biography 0551031166 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The People's Peace: British History 1945-1989 by Kenneth O. Morgan (£14.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0198227647]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Front flap is creased at the fold. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Half-title page is lightly marked and a light crease runs the corner of the first few leaves. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “The People’s Peace is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the planning enthusiasm of 1945 to the ethic of Thatcherism. Its themes include the troubles of the British economy; public criticism of the legitimacy of the state and its instruments of authority; the coexistence of growing personal prosperity with widespread social inequality; and the debates aroused by the process of decolonization, and by Britain’s relationship to the Commonwealth, the transatlantic world and Europe. Changes in cultural life, from the puritanical ‘austerity’ of the 1940s, through the ‘permissiveness’ of the 1960s, to the tensions of recent years, are also charted. Kenneth Morgan examines the paradoxes of life in the modern United Kingdom: the growing affluence and internal peace of mainland Britain, with its underside of disillusion and discontent.

Using a wide variety of sources, including the records of political parties and the most recently released documents from the Public Record Office, Kenneth Morgan brings the story right up to date and draws comparisons with the post-war history of other nations. This penetrating analysis by a leading twentieth-century historian will prove invaluable to anyone interested in the development of the Britain of today.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 558 pages. Tags: great britain history george elizabeth world american political end vietnam war british politics kenneth morgan 0198227647 first editions firsts printings 1st queen king postwar period 20th century social conditions and government
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Elizabeth & Philip, The Untold Story by VARIOUS (£14.00)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine DJDescription: An affectionate, revealing and definitive biography of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. 426pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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Elizabeth Taylor by Donald Spoto (£14.00)Publisher: Little, Brown & Co. — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780316914512]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ has remnants of sticker to the upper panel, gently faded but not unpleasant.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Over half a century after her movie debut at the age of ten, Elizabeth Taylor is the only star from Hollywood's Golden Age who continues to hit the headlines. After nine marriages, numerous affairs, thirty operations, two Academy Awards and frequent sojourns in drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics, she has now reinvented herself as businesswoman, AIDS campaigner and diamond collector, while extending her career into television and the theatre. With comprehensive and perceptive insight into her movie career, and exploiting of new material concerning her stormy relationship with Richard Burton, Donald Spoto's peerless biography offers the fullest coverage yet of this most fascinating of Hollywood lives.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6". 401 pages. Tags: Spoto Burton Taylor diamond collector AIDS rehabilitation Hollywood Academy Awards
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The Form Book: Jumps 1994 / 95 by ANON. (£14.00)Publisher: Racing Post — 1995Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1898746060]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: A complete record of all Jumps racing in Great Britain and Ireland from June 5th, 1994 to June 3rd, 1995.Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 1529 pages. Tags: comment-in-running disqualifications Northumberland long-striding 798.4’009’04 description handicapper horseracing repetitious overweight monksfield Cheltenham racehorses allowances sedgefield commentary memorable eyeshield worcester galloping obstacles gallopers Whitbread handicaps penalties highclere wincanton sassafras uttoxeter towcester Waterford Elizabeth southwell finishing stratford brigadier cauthen’s topspeed national thousand triomphe aldaniti Nijinsky decanter classics champion accident spillers stewards historic jockey’s
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The Iron Masters of Penns by John Horsfall (£14.00)Publisher: The Roundwood Press — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900093293]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with usual marks, numerals to the spine, pocket to the pastedown, slip to the ffep, stamp to the reverse of the title page. Leans heavily. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Websters of Penns began their enterprise in the time of Marlborough and the business has proved as durable as the steel for which they were famous. Set in the background of the national history the story accelerates down the years — threaded with family problems, humour and drama often lie together, and in later years suspense is rarely absent. The tale is a true one without the cheap device of omitting the unpalatable and it depicts most of the range of human performance from inspiration and genius to utter imbecility. At the end one is left amazed that the firm still stands, but Webster and Horsfall, as it is now known, still remains — battered perhaps, but still on solid rock after two and a half centuries.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 331 pages. Tags: galvanising department killamarsh lancashire transport horseless stripping elizabeth annealing batteries daughter websters squire's carriage comments horsfall coldwell atlantic electric letters herbert wedding setting machine drawers gillies webster boilers testing charles furnace section drawing granted telford captain charge facing golden mother patent joseph jigger arthur locked easter blocks aspect squire making wilkes
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Terence Rattigan: A Biography by Geoffrey Wansell (£13.50)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857022017]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. Slightest ruffling at head and tail of spine, otherwise a truly lovely copy.Description: FOR OR THREE DECADES this century Terence Rattigan was a gilded figure to millions of theatregoers. Two of his plays ran for more than 1000 performances in the West End, a record to this day; four others ran for more than 500. Rattigan numbered amongst his friends all the great actors of his time, including John Gielgud, David Niven, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Leighton, Peggy Ashcroft and Vivien Leigh, and he was only the second playwright this century to be awarded a knighthood. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 434pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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The King's Stirrup: A Tale of the Forest by Elizabeth Harcourt Mitchell (£13.00)Publisher: SPCK — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Cover a little faded and somewhat rubbed. Spotted to foredges and endpapers. Top edge dusty. Small inscription to ffep.Description: Green cloth with gilt titling to spine, gilt and black illustration of a monk in the forest to front cover. Illustrated frontispiece with other B&W plates throughout. 320pp. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Illustrated by F. Barnard.Tags: MITCHELL, Elizabeth Harcourt
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View of Wessex by Geoffrey N Wright (£13.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good + in Very Good + DJ (Price clipped)Description: An excellent and refreshingly frank introduction to the area.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 224 pages. Tags: abbas abbey abbotsbury abingdon acglea acham adam adrian aelfthryth aldhelm alfred's alton amesbury andover appleshaw archbishop ashley asset athelney aubrey augustine aurelius austen avebury avon axe axminster axmouth badbury banstead barford barnes bassett bath bawcombe bay beach beaminster beaufort beauty bere bernard biddestone bindon bishop bishopstrow blackmoor blake blandford bloxworth boeotia
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An English Flavour: Recipes from An English Country House and Garden by Patricia Hegarty (£12.50)Publisher: Wellingborough: Equation — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1853360031]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Small ding to the top of the bottom board. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Set in a verdant, hidden valley in the heart of the English countryside, the childhood home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning has found fame as one of the leading lights of the modern British cooking movement.

From the ancient walled garden and beautiful surrounding countryside comes the organically grown produce that is at the heart of the Hope End philosophy:
  • Fresh Home-Grown Fruit, Vegetables And Herbs
  • Fresh, Creamy Goats’ Milk
  • Orchard Hens’ Rich Eggs
  • Wye Salmon
  • Hereford Pike And Eels
  • Gloucester Old Spot Ham
  • Locally Reared And Selected Beef And Lamb
Hope End offers the romance of English dishes from English ingredients.

At the centre of Hope End’s success is Patricia Hegarty, whose inspired use of these ingredients has received wide acclaim in the leading restaurant guides. With the delicate interweaving of local fresh produce, the recipes and groups of menus for each season lead to the balancing of a pleasurable meal and every food lover’s chance to capture a little of the magic of Hope End — truly an English flavour.”
Notes: Illustrated by Crispin Thornton-Jones. Foreword or introduction by Jane Grigson. Size: 10" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: grigson 1853360031 9781853360039 cooking english season fruit vegetables herbs cookery fresh ingredients recipes traditional food organically british regional dishes
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Behind the Lines: Revealing and Uncensored Letters From our War-Torn World by Andrew Carroll (£12.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091903394]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the top edges. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “From the author of the phenomenal bestseller War Letters comes a powerful and revealing collection of letters by soldiers and civilians from the world’s major international conflicts. Inspired by the incredible reaction he received to War Letters, for three exhausting years Andrew Carroll travelled the world zealously collecting previously unpublished letters and emails from over 35 different countries. The result is Behind the Lines, the first book of its kind — a dramatic, candid and intimate look at warfare as revealed in rare and never-before-seen war letters from around the world. From riveting accounts of the first shots of battle to heartfelt post-war letters of reconciliation between former enemies, we witness the full range of emotions expressed in times of war — exhilaration, fear, courage, loneliness, patriotism, rage, compassion, camaraderie, hope, and even humour.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 450 pages. Tags: puntaseccajr kropielnicki abdul-mohsen johnson-hill streatfeild christopher andjelkovic slusarczyk bergengren lieutenant pharmacist montgomery travillian kosciuszko specialist davydovych revolution commanding hutchinson macdonnell zemchenkov frederick al-maeena yamaguchi katherine gillespie livergood geschwill churchill honorable elizabeth eggleston macarthur president christian victorson rosenblum armstrong commander schneider clevenger rothstein kitchener ferdinand patricia american woodward gertrude vagliano williams vonnegut
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Born 1900: A Human History Of The Twentieth Century For Everyone Who Was There by Hunter Davies (£12.50)Publisher: Little, Brown — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316644714]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The twentieth century — a hundred years of creation and destruction such as mankind has never experienced before. For many people the changes witnessed are limited to recent years, or even the post-war period — but what of those few who've seen it all? In this unique and fascinating book, Hunter Davies tells the life stories of twenty-one people who were born in 1900 — from all walks of life, all parts of the country, all occupations, known and unknown, successful and not so successful, all of whom have survived two world wars and experienced technological changes and new social attitudes which would have been inconceivable to anyone who had lived through any other century. Among them are a miner, a doctor, a factory worker, a West End actress, a Cambridge professor and, of course, the Queen Mother.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 378 pages. Tags: interpretation leather-cutter pudding-eater consolidation extraordinary 9780316644716 motorcycling birmingham's institutions fire-fighter northumbrian german-born annewestman ofstretford development 941.0820922 vale-onslow hamburgers ex-brickie manchester birmingham inventions heavy-duty university triumphs. supporter newcastle hamburger macmillan hardships cambridge elizabeth wilkinson centuries professor spinster lecturer adapting mayoress florence charlton united's medicine londoner progress football mercedes cummins century barrett captain
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Deadly Partners by Christine Green (£12.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333663160]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “The message left on nurse & private investigator Katie Kinsella's answer machine is brief but to the point: elderly Elizabeth Forrester is concerned that her nephew has gone missing. Could Kate go to the Isle of Wight, where he ran the Uplands Lodge Hotel, and solve the mystery of his disappearance?”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 263 pages. Tags: private investigator isle wight funeral director wealthy heiress financial documents scene horror
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Jane Austen's World: The Life and times of England's Most Popular Author by Maggie Lane (£12.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1856132447]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. Covers the historical period Austen inhabited and its influence on her creations. 144pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.) Jacket Designed by Vicky Harvey. Introduction / preface by Brian Southam.Tags: abbey addison's admiral alethea alice alien alton anna anne appearance armstrong ashe ashton atlas aunt austen austen-leigh autobiography basingstoke bates bath bennet bereavements bertram bigeon bigg bigg-wither bingley birth blackall boarding bourgh breastfeeding brunton buonaparte burlesque burney butler cabot cadell caroline cassandra castle catharine cawley cecil celebrity cessation characters charlotte chaucer
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Men and Women: Feminism and Anti-Feminism Today by Kenneth Hudson (£12.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715342983]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavy rubbing to the edges and tanning to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: From the cover: “Today’s anti-feminism in Europe and America takes varied and often subtle forms — from downright exploitation of women as sexual playthings to patronising denial of their capacity to hold the more responsible jobs. It has deep historical and psychological roots, and the fact that it often goes unrecognised for what it is, even by its perpetrators, does not mitigate the impoverishment of society which it causes.

This lively, readable and often humorous book examines the causes and effects of discrimination against women in different spheres. The author finds that although contraception, better educational opportunities and a keen demand for workers, has left western women freer than they have ever been to lead the lives they choose, this freedom is creating its own problems. Men must adjust their traditional image of themselves as boss and breadwinner; women struggle to reconcile male methods and standards in business politics or sex relations, with their own different values and approach.

This study should help clarify muddled thinking on a highly-charged subject. Where false inequalities are seen for what they are, where woman is regarded neither as a mere sexual object nor as identical with man, then the rich potential of human beings in partnership begins to become apparent.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 187 pages. Tags: abolitionist access acts american anti-feminism anti-slavery asa association benevolent berkman biographies birth blackwell brady britain butler cady campaign career caroline catalysts child circumstances collected college committee comstock congress contagious contraception custody davies diaphragm dilemma diseases distressed double education educational elizabeth elmy emancipation emily emma employment fanny feminism feminists florence founds
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My Darling Buffy by Grania Forbes (£12.50)Publisher: Richard Cohen — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860660916]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages very gently age-tanned toward the margins otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: The Early Life of the Queen Mother. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 2nd printing. From the cover: “Granted unprecedented access to the Royal Family, their friends and advisers, Grania Forbes has produced a unique portrait of the formative years of the nation’s favourite Royal. After a decade as one of only two journalists in the world accredited to Buckingham Palace and 20 years recording Royal events, Grania Forbes has produced an extraordinary biography — a unique and intimate portrait of The Queen Mother’s childhood and early adult life. Using previously unpublished ‘treasure trove’ material, hidden for decades in the archives of family and friends, she captures the essence of the young Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon and the long-forgotten world in which she lived.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 206 pages. Tags: duke york lady astor asquith balfour birtwistle bowes lyon britannia royal yacht boys’ welfare association buccleuch cameron lochiel carnarvon lord david cecil charles edward smart prince wales chatsworth house derbyshire churchill cochrane-baillie grisell cortachy castle dalrymple-hamilton dartmouth naval college dawson-damer demidoff aurore princess wales edinburgh duke windsor elizabeth queen queen mother elphinstone farquhar girl guide movement glamis castle lady katharine hamilton hardinge james scodand kitchener lascelles viscount leveson-gower devonshire house coliseum theatre guards club monico piccadilly circus londonderry lord ogilvy osborne isle wight royal agricultural show cavendish-bentinck wallis simpson strathmore vane-tempest-stewart windsor castle
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Romantic Writings by Edited by Stephen Bygrave (£12.50)Publisher: Routledge — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415135788]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Light reading creases to the spine. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Romantic Writings is an ideal introduction to a wide range of poetry and prose from the period between about 1780 and 1830. The reader is guided through canonical works by Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats and Shelley, and through lesser-known texts by women writers such as Mary Robinson, Letitia Elizabeth Landon and Felicia Hemans. The book introduces current debates about such issues as the Romantic artist, women writers and readers, and colonialism and the exotic. Romantic Writings has been designed for readers beginning undergraduate study in literature and is written in a lively and accessible style. Each chapter includes practical exercises in analysing significant passages of text and criticism, followed by detailed discussion. Also included are key critical texts by Stuart Curran, Raymond Schwab, Sigmund Freud and Rene Wellek.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¼". In the Approaching Literature series. 352 pages. Tags: allegory allen altered amanda britain british bygrave byron century colonialism concept conclusion contexts cornish corsair criticism curran defences england english european exotic freud gilroy graham great history hoffmann introduction irish kingdom kleist leask literary literature matthews narrative nigel novels oriental other poems poetry poets prelude prose raymond readers reading renaissance richard romantic romanticism schwab scottish sigmund stephen stuart susan theory uncanny united verse versions wellek welsh women writers writing
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Speeches That Changed the World: The Stories and Transcripts of the Moments That Made History by Introduced by Simon Sebag Montefiore (£12.50)Publisher: Quercus — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 184724369X]Condition: Very Good. Light rubbing to the tips of the wrappers otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 2nd Printing. [First: 2005] Illustrated with black and white photographs. Note: COPAC refers to a CD but this edition was not issued with one. From the cover: “This book contains over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from a wide range of historical eras and nations. “Speeches That Changed The World” includes biographies of each speaker, the history of why each speech was significant and what happened as a result. Iconic black and white photography dramatically illustrates these key figures and moments in history. This is a fascinating dip-in history title that will both inspire readers and give them a greater understanding of the events of the time.”Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". 224 pages. Tags: abraham addresses adolf assisi bonaparte bush chaim chamberlain charles chisholm churchill clarence cromwell curie darrow douglas eamon elie elizabeth emmeline emperor essays etc francis franklin gandhi gaulle general george golda gorbachev havel herzog hirohito history hitler indira jawaharlal jefferson jesus john joseph journals kennedy king klerk lenin letters lincoln
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The Court of St James by Christopher Hibbert (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. Inscription on fep. Book slightly cocked.Description: Written with the help and co-operation of the Royal Household, this book recounts in intimate detail the life, work and entourage of Queen Elizabeth II and of her immediate predecessors. Illustrated with B&W photographs.Tags: kings queens monarchy
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The New Philanthropists: The New Generosity by Charles Handy (£12.50)Publisher: London: William Heinemann — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434013455]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the Charles & Elizabeth Handy on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium but cursory research appears to confirm authenticity. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “ Who are the new philanthropists? And how is their philanthropy ‘new’?

In this remarkable and inspiring book, the eminent management writer Charles Handy and his wife Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, have collaborated to portray a new generation of practical philanthropists, men and women who have made their own fortunes and decided to move on from financial success to try to help those in need. They are doing so not simply by giving their money away to charities and agencies but by helping actively, working on the spot with the very people who need their aid, ensuring that the initiatives are sustainable in the longer term.

As in their acclaimed The New Alchemists, the Handys have both interviewed and photographed their subjects in order to tell their inspiring stories; from the Sydney restaurateur Jeff Gambin, who personally helps to cook hot and cold menus for homeless people every night and serves up 1500 dinners at Christmas; to Niall Mellon, a young Irish property developer Who is replacing the shacks with breeze-block homes in a South African township; and Sara Davenport, who sold-her art gallery and set up the breast-cancer care centre the Haven Trust to offer integrated and holistic treatment and support.

The new philanthropists are employing their own entrepreneurial and managerial skills to make their financial contributions work directly, reaching the people they want to help face to face. Mellon started his South African building project with a million Euros of seed money, but he also takes an airbus of volunteers from his native Ireland to work alongside the locals in constructing their new homes.

This striking book of words and photographs reveals the energy and inspiration of these new ways of using wealth, revealing the motivations and satisfactions of such direct action.”
Notes: Illustrated by Elizabeth Handy (Photos.). Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 200 pages. Tags: 0434013455 philanthropists portraits charities voluntary services social science philanthropy charity businesspeople generosity attitudes
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Tolley's Employment Handbook by Elizabeth Slade (£12.50)Publisher: Butterworth Tolley — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0754520927]Condition: Very Good. Tipped in erratum slip before the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 16th (revised by members of 11 King's Bench Walk Chambers) edition.Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". [LXXIX] 702 pages. Tags: labor laws and legislation great britain employee rights law employment labour england wales national professional elizabeth slade 0754520927
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Death in England: An Illustrated History by Edited by Peter Jupp & Clare Gittings (£12.00)Publisher: Manchester: Manchester University Press — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0719058112]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs;

From the cover: “Death in England provides the first ever social history of death from the earliest times to Diana, Princess of Wales. As we discard the twentieth-century taboo about death, this book charts the fascinating story of the way in which our forebears coped with a fundamental aspect of their daily lives.

The book reveals how attitudes, practices and beliefs about death have undergone constant change: how, why and at what ages people died; plagues and violence; wills and deathbeds; funerals and memorials; beliefs and bereavement, This wide-ranging analysis of death in England is impressively illustrated throughout, with the diversity of the illustrations reflecting the breadth of issues and periods covered.

The contributors are all specialists in their own fields, drawn particularly from archaeology, history and sociology. The ten chapters cover: earliest times to the Bronze Age; the Iron and Roman Ages; the Early Middle Ages; from the advent of Purgatory to the Black Death; the Later Middle Ages and the Reformation; from Elizabeth I to the Civil War; the ‘Age of Decency’; the Enlightenment; the Victorian era; and the twentieth century.

With the recent upturn of popular interest in death — through books, newspapers, films and TV, — this book will prove stimulating not only to the general reader but also to students of archaeology, art, history, and the history of medicine.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6¾"). [XIV] 282 pages. Tags: bronze age, iron age, death sociology, funeral rites history, death social aspects, funeral rites ceremonies, death social aspects great britain history, england social customs, great britain social customs, great britain social history, death dying social cultural history, social customs, books written edited peter jupp clare gittings
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The First Queen Elizabeth by Katharine Davies (£12.00)Publisher: London: Lovat Dickson — 1937Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Colour frontispiece; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Genealogical Tables [Folding];Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 292 pages. Tags: davies elizabeth queen consort edward king england vii warwick’s rebellion fifteenth century banquets woodville sir william stoner
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A Greater Love: Charles and Camilla - The Inside Story of Their Twenty-three-year Relationship by Christopher Wilson (£11.50)Publisher: Headline — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747211892]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “For the second time this century, the British monarchy has been rocked by a Prince of Wales’s love for a married woman. The Duke of Windsor’s love for Wallis Simpson created a constitutional crisis; Prince Charles’s love for Camilla Parker Bowles has gravely damaged the reputation of the Royal Family.

In A Greater Love, Christopher Wilson reveals for the first time the true character of Camilla Parker Bowles, and explains why an apparently plain and unintellectual woman should have captivated Prince Charles so completely. This portrait, written with the help of friends, will allow readers to understand the complex nature of Charles and Camilla’s ill-starred romance.

A Greater Love charts the love affair from its early days over twenty years ago through Camilla’s marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles, to the days before the royal wedding when the couple slept together in Buckingham Palace, believing it to be the last time they would do so. It also reveals how the couple have coped with the trauma of the notorious tapes, the break-up of Charles and Diana’s marriage, and the apparent decision to scale down the relationship.

A Greater Love is impeccably sourced contemporary history written with insight, sympathy and frankness.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 214 pages. Tags: charles prince wales friends and associates parker bowles camilla camillagate tapes queen elizabeth house windsor royal family highgrove andrew monarchy britain duchess cornwall families great
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A History of London Life by R. J. & LEYS, M. D. R. Mitchell (£11.50)Publisher: Longmans Green & C — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing a little wear with a 2cm tear in reverse.Description: The authors have drawn on material from diverse and often unpublished authorities - official records, the accounts of London Bridge, the inventory of a draper's goods in the time of Elizabeth I, letters written to friends in the country, the impressions carried away by foreign visitors. All these have been used in making a picture of London from the earliest times to the formation of the London County Council.Mono illustrations throughout.Tags: London, life, history
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A Queen On Trial by E. A. Smith (£11.50)Publisher: Alan Suton — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 075090383X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The so-called ‘trial’ of Queen Caroline, wife of George IV, in 1820 was one of the most sensational events of the nineteenth century. Not only was a Queen Consort of Great Britain publicly accused of adultery over a period of years, and in particularly sordid circumstances, but the full details of the accusations were paraded before a crowded House of Lords and the public at large, through the newspapers and scurrilous verses and cartoons.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 210 pages. Tags: queen caroline amelia Elizabeth consort george king great Britain adultery public opinion history 19th century scandals queens biography 941.07'4'092 princess prince wales regent bribery corruption henry brougham house lords cotton yard knight companion the bath brandenburgh abortive attempt divorce scandalous british throne pergami bergami canning sir thomas lawrence maria fitzherbert royal marriage act right succession bigamy napoleonic wars unpopular britain’s rulers cato street conspiracy political radicals alderman matthew wood william cobbett nineteenth-century radical movement feminist agitation english
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Catherine The Great: A Biography Of The Empress Of All The Russias by Zoé Oldenbourg (£11.50)Publisher: Heinemann — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a snag at the head of the spine. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Editions Gallimard, 1965] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Oldenbourg’s story of Russia’s incredible empress is far more exciting than most novels, infinitely better written than most histories. But it is not the politics of Catherine’s reign that Mme Oldenbourg has sought to depict in this book; it is the woman who became empress that she has brought to life. By concentrating on Catherine’s early years, Zoé Oldenbourg has succeeded in explaining a woman who had remained an enigma, even to her biographers. The story is one of incredible tension; intrigue upon intrigue followed the minor German princess who intended, somehow, to reach the throne. The conflict was such that Catherine had to rule or to perish. The eventual murder of her husband, her dizzying succession of lovers, were only the outward scandalous appurtenances of a court and an era that were still shockingly brutal and primitive, Zoé Oldenbourg has captured the full majesty of this tragedy, played against the setting of Moscow’s and St. Petersburg’s imperial palaces. Extravagant and grotesque, this is none the less a moving human story.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 311 pages. Tags: anhalt-zerbst ofostankino's alexandrovich tretiakovsky borovikovsky archbishop's constantine feodorovich matveievich bartolommeo dmitrievich podnovinsky litchewski miropolsky alexeievna fredericka chancellor alexandria petrovich oftaurida erickssen alexander tsarevich hermitage rastrelli architect pavlovich amsterdam ivanovsky romanovna elizabeth betrothed ivanovich leningrad saviour's original shuvalov serdukov shchukin levitzky potemkin shibanov mourning dashkova nicholas petrovna princess portrait gelder's gallery augusta nikitin russian empress duchess lanskoi balcony looking popular emperor kremlin towards unknown moscowa rokotov gregory torelli painter museum sophia barthe bridge palace shubin alexei moscow rotari domino prince russia feast peter saint tower orlov grand exile groot lampi duke bust ivan
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