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Image for Martial Biography, or Memoirs of the most eminent British military characters.

Martial Biography, or Memoirs of the most eminent British military characters.

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Hurst et al: 1804

Seller ID: 34571


12mo. 378pp, 12 plates - lacks title (and half-title?), Contemporary half leather and marbled boards, spine label and raised bands; the extremities slightly rubbed. Offsetting on endpapers, the text paper a little browned, but in good clean condition. Contemporary owner's inscription in ink on verso of the first plate ((trimmed a little at the fore-margin by the binder), other pencilled names. A very good copy, but lacking its preliminary matter. View more info

Image for Spectacvle, Pageantry and Early Tudor Policy.

Spectacvle, Pageantry and Early Tudor Policy.

By: ANGLO, Sydney.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 35055


(Oxford-Warburg Studies.) 376pp. Cloth with dustwrapper (extremities a trifle rubbed). .A fine clean copy. View more info

Image for Almost Like a Dream : a parish at war 1914-19. Letters from the Front published in the parish magazine of St Michael's, Derby.

Almost Like a Dream : a parish at war 1914-19. Letters from the Front published in the parish magazine of St Michael's, Derby.

By: AUSTIN, Michael (ed).

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Merton Priory Press: 1999

Seller ID: 33894


8vo. 150pp, b&ew illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ***Inscribed by the editor. ISBN 1898937338 View more info

Britain and Her Army 1509-1970 : a military, political and social survey.

By: BARNETT, Correlli.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane/The Penguin Press: 1970

Seller ID: 27146


xx, 530pp, black & white photographs and illustrations, maps. Two-colour cloth (narrow faded area at base of spine, a little very light marking) with dustwrapper (price clipped). Very good. View more info

Image for Notices of the Historic Persons buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London. With an account of the discovery of the supposed remains of Queen Anne Boleyn.

Notices of the Historic Persons buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London. With an account of the discovery of the supposed remains of Queen Anne Boleyn.

By: BELL, Doyne C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1877

Seller ID: 35122


With illustrations. xvi, 340pp, 20pp (of 32pp) publisher's adverts; frontis, 2 plans of the Tower, folding plate, 20 other illustrations. Rebound neatly in plain black buckram, title in gilt on the spine, new endpapers. The title and one other leaf have the blind stamp of Western University, Ontario but, apart from a small number written on the verso of the title, no other markings. A later owner's name on the front endpaper. The pages are so clean and crisp it is eviden... View more info

Image for The Illustrated London News Social History of the First World War.

The Illustrated London News Social History of the First World War.

By: BISHOP, James.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1982

Seller ID: 35126


Small 4to. 144pp, well illustrated, index. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0207148260 View more info

Image for The Decisions of the Right Hon. Arthur Wellesley Peel, Speaker of the House of Commons. (Given in the Chair of the House during the Sessions Jan 27 to Sep 16, 1887; Feb 9 to Dec 24 1888; Feb 21 to Aug 30, 1889), on Points of Order, Rules of Debate...

The Decisions of the Right Hon. Arthur Wellesley Peel, Speaker of the House of Commons. (Given in the Chair of the House during the Sessions Jan 27 to Sep 16, 1887; Feb 9 to Dec 24 1888; Feb 21 to Aug 30, 1889), on Points of Order, Rules of Debate...

By: BLACKMORE, Edwin Gordon.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Adelaide, C.E. Bristow, Government Printer, North-Terrace: 1890

Seller ID: 20909


Small 8vo. xvi, 132pp. Original cloth with gilt title on top board (corners very lightly bumped, some small marks, a trifle rubbed). Offsetting on first and last pages, a few small spots on edges. Owner's name - 'M.J. Clarke, Launceston' - on ffep. Interior clean and fresh. Very good. ***[title continues] '...and the General Practice of The House, Being a Continuation of "Peel's Decisions, 1884-1886". View more info

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The Making of the New Poor Law 1832-39.

By: BRUNDAGE, Anthony.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1978

Seller ID: 35498


8vo. 204pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Top edges a trifle spotted, otherwise a very good+ clean copy. ISBN 0091331706 View more info

The British Anti-Slavery Movement.

By: COUPLAND, Sir Reginald.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Frank Cass & Co: 1964

Seller ID: 27454


Second edition. New Introduction by J. D. Fage. xxi, 256pp, frontispiece portrait, 7 illustrations. Index. Cloth with dustwrapper. Pp113-76 yellowed, otherwise very good. View more info

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An Abridged Statistical History of Scotland...

By: DAWSON, James Hooper.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, W.H. Lizars: 1853

Seller ID: 35687


8vo. lx, 1088pp, 46pp index. Original brown cloth, decorated in blind; rubbed, extremities a little more so, a couple of tiny holes in the cloth near head of spine. The edges quite darkened, otherwise a good clean copy. Owner's name. *** 'illustrative of its physical, industrial, moral and social aspects, and civil and religious institutions, from the most authentic sources, arranged paraocially with biographical, historical and descriptive notices.' View more info

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A Source Book of Scottish History : in 3 volumes.

By: DICKINSON, William Croft; Gordon Donaldson & Isabel A. Milne (eds).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1952-54.

Seller ID: 35675


Vol One: From earliest times to 1424. Vol Two: 1424 to 1567. Vol Three: 1567 to 1707. Small 8vo. 218; 230; 502pp; index to the series in the final volume. Full plum buckram, spines a little sunned. Offsetting on endpapers of the first two vols. Contemporary owner's inscription, and later owner's name, on each pastdown. A very good clean set. View more info

Edward VIII.

By: DONALDSON, Frances.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1974

Seller ID: 28514


xii, 448pp, black & white photographs. Original cloth (a few small marks, some rubbing on extremities, front top corner bumped) with dustwrapper (small chips from extremities). Owner's name on top corner of front paste-down endpaper. Edges lightly discoloured. Very good to good+. ISBN 0297767879 View more info

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Mary, Queen of Scots.

By: DONALDSON, Gordon.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, English Universities Press: 1974

Seller ID: 35043


200pp, 14 b&w plates. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. View more info

A History of the Society of Antiquaries.

By: EVANS, John.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press, for the Society of Antiquaries: 1956

Seller ID: 21913


487pp, 44 plates. Red buckram, spine slightly faded, extremities a trifle rubbed. Very good. View more info

Image for Lords of Battle : image and reality of the Comitatus in Dark-Age Britain.

Lords of Battle : image and reality of the Comitatus in Dark-Age Britain.

By: EVANS, Stephen S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, Boydell Press: 2000

Seller ID: 32617


viii, 170pp, map. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. Owner's small bookplate on front endpaper. ISBN 0851156622 ***Comitatus - a warband. A study of the ideals and practices of Britain's Celtic and Anglo-Saxon warrior elites. View more info

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The Illustrated Journeys of Celia Fiennes c1682-c1712.

By: FIENNES, Celia : edited by Christopher Morris.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald / Webb & Bower: 1984

Seller ID: 35057


4to. 248pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. Diagonal crease to top corner of rear cover; otherwise a very good clean copy. . ISBN 0356105431 View more info

Image for A study in radicalism and dissent : the life and times of Henry Joseph Wilson, 1833-1914.

A study in radicalism and dissent : the life and times of Henry Joseph Wilson, 1833-1914.

By: FOWLER, W.S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Epworth Press: 1961

Seller ID: 35499


8vo. 192pp. Cloth with dustwrapper (slight soiling and silverfishing, now in protective sleeve). A good to very good clean copy. View more info

Image for The Anti-Jacobin, or Weekly Examiner. In two volumes.

The Anti-Jacobin, or Weekly Examiner. In two volumes.

By: GIFFORD, William, et al (eds).

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, J. Wright: 1799

Seller ID: 35677


Fourth edition, revised and corrected. Two volumes. [iv], 642, [iv], 644, [xii] (index)pp. Full green pebbled cloth, spine title labels, edges lightly sprinkled red. A couple of the poems have pencilled annotations, and one has an additional snippet of verse clipped to the page with rather old (and old-style) paper clips. Gift inscription dated 1850 on each of the blank leaves preceeding the titles; two owners' names on the front endpapers. ***The short-lived but influen... View more info

Image for The Social Life of Scotland in the eighteenth century.

The Social Life of Scotland in the eighteenth century.

By: GRAHAM, Henry Grey.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black: 1906

Seller ID: 35676


Reprint, with alterations. 8vo. xii, 546pp. Blue cloth, extremities a trifle rubbed. A very good clean copy. Owner's name. View more info

Image for Hooligans or Rebels? An oral history of working-class childhood and youth 1889-1939.

Hooligans or Rebels? An oral history of working-class childhood and youth 1889-1939.

By: HUMPHRIES, Stephen.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford, Basil Blackwell: 1991

Seller ID: 35500


8vo. 280pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0631132864 View more info

Colonial Development and Good Government : a study of the ideas expressed by the British official classes in planning decolonisation 1939 - 1964.

By: LEE, J.M.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1967

Seller ID: 27598


viii, 312pp, 5 diagrams. Navy blue cloth with dustwrapper (spine faded). Very good. View more info

Image for The Chronicles of the Tudor Queens.

The Chronicles of the Tudor Queens.

By: LOADES, David.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, Sutton: 2002

Seller ID: 35009


310pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0750927429 View more info

Image for Essays on the Scottish Reformation 1513-1625.

Essays on the Scottish Reformation 1513-1625.

By: McROBERTS, David (ed).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Burns: 1962

Seller ID: 34624


Small 4to. xxx, 496pp, 40 b&w plates. Blue cloth, a few light marks. Edges a trifle soiled, otherwise a very good clean copy. Owner's name. View more info

History of the British Army.

By: MESSENGER, Charles.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Bison: 1986

Seller ID: 26877


Quarto. 224pp, profusely illustrated in colour and black and white, double-page colour frontispiece. Index. Original cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Very good. ISBN 0861242742 View more info

Image for The History of the Rebellion Rais'd against His Majesty King George I, by the Friends of the Popish Pretender...

The History of the Rebellion Rais'd against His Majesty King George I, by the Friends of the Popish Pretender...

By: RAE, Rev Mr Peter.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, A. Millar: 1746

Seller ID: 33359


Containing an Account of the Settlement of the Succession to the Crown of Great Britain, in the illustrious family of Hanover, and the Tory scheme to defeat it, during the last four years of the late Queen Anne; of His Majesty's happy accession, the rebellious conspiracy form'd by his enemies, and the execution thereof; both by the High Church mobs, on pretence of the Church's danger under His Majesty's administration, and by the open rebellion; which is here exposed in ... View more info

Image for Village Life and Labour.

Village Life and Labour.

By: SAMUEL, Raphael (ed).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1975

Seller ID: 35497


(History Workshop series.) 278pp, 18 b&w plates. Soft covers. Top fore-corners a little bumped, slight silverfishing to half-title; otherwise a good+ clean copy. ISBN 0710075006 View more info

Image for Tracts illustrative of the Traditionary and Historical Antiquities of Scotland. A Vindication of Elizabeth More [and eight others].

Tracts illustrative of the Traditionary and Historical Antiquities of Scotland. A Vindication of Elizabeth More [and eight others].

By: Scotland:

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, J. Stillie: 1836

Seller ID: 34561


viii, 496pp (last blank), engraved title & one other plate. Bound in full black buckram (not the publisher's cloth, but not recent), paper spine label; edges sprinkled red. There is no printed title-page, and the Contents page is a cancel (or just attached to a page stub following the engraved title). A little foxing on the Contents pages and title of first tract, and on the plate (a frontis to Taitt's Roman Account...), which has offset to that title-page. Offsetting on... View more info

Image for Napoleon and the British.

Napoleon and the British.

By: SEMMEL, Stuart.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 2004

Seller ID: 35008


354pp, a few illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0300090013 View more info

Image for The Path of Glory : being the memoirs of the extraordinary military career of John Shipp.

The Path of Glory : being the memoirs of the extraordinary military career of John Shipp.

By: SHIPP, John : edited by C.J. Stranks.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1969

Seller ID: 33276


246pp, frontis & 7 illustrations. Papered boards with dustwrapper (closed short tear, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. ***First published in 1829. Shipp served with the British army in India1803-23. View more info

Image for Lord Elgin and the Marbles.

Lord Elgin and the Marbles.

By: ST CLAIR, William.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1967

Seller ID: 34468


310pp, illustrated. Cloth with dustwrapper a little rubbed , now in protective sleeve). A good clean copy. View more info

Image for The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England : including the rural and domestic recreations, May games, mummeries, shows, processions, pageants, and pompous spectacles from the earliest period to the present time.

The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England : including the rural and domestic recreations, May games, mummeries, shows, processions, pageants, and pompous spectacles from the earliest period to the present time.

By: STRUTT, Joseph : edited by William Hone.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: London, T.T. and J. Tegg: 1833

Seller ID: 34565


Illustrated by one hundred and forty engravings, in which are represented most of the popular diversions; selected from ancient paintings. A new edition, with a copious index, by William Hone. [vii]-lxviii, 420pp, numerous text illustrations. Original (or contemporary morocco-grained cloth, leather spine label; wear to head and tail of spine, some slight damp fading on both boards (not affecting the pages). Two signatures a bit loose and slightly proud, the edges a littl... View more info

Image for Cnut : Emperor of the North.

Cnut : Emperor of the North.

By: TROW, M.J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, Sutton: 2005

Seller ID: 35223


260pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0750933879 View more info

The British Cavalry.

By: WARNER, Philip.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons: 1984

Seller ID: 26934


vii, 230pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, maps. Index. Cloth-textured papered boards (lower front corner bumped) with dustwrapper (spine sunned). Very good. View more info

Insurrection: the British experience 1795-1803.

By: WELLS, Roger.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Alan Sutton: 1983

Seller ID: 28415


312pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (lightly marked). Very good. ISBN 086299019X View more info

Image for The Warrior Kings of Saxon England.

The Warrior Kings of Saxon England.

By: WHITLOCK, Ralph.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1977

Seller ID: 32623


160pp, illustrated, map. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine faded). View more info

Fire & Steam : a new history of the railways in Britain.

By: WOLMAR, Christian.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books: 2007

Seller ID: 30192


xviii, 364pp, colour and black & white photographs and illustrations, maps. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Fine. ISBN 1843546299 View more info

Image for The Company : the story of the Falklands Islands Company 1851-2006.

The Company : the story of the Falklands Islands Company 1851-2006.

By: WRIGHT, Michael.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dorset, Nisbet Media: 2006

Seller ID: 34116


46pp, illustrated in colour, double-page map. Stapled in pictorial wrappers, as issued. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0955300010 View more info