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  • WILSON, John
    CB: a life of Sir Heny Campbell-Bannerman

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: St. Martin's Press, 1974. Grey boards. pp 718 + plates; index. Ink owner name, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Sir Henry was the Liberal Prime Minister 1905-07. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48768
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  • CHARMLEY, John (Winston S. Churchill)
    CHURCHILL: the end of glory. A political biography

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, 1993. The paper issue. Card covers. pp viii, 742, [4]. Notes, bibliography, index. Fine copy. 1.25 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 52763
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  • RAWNSLEY, (Mrs. Willingham) [Alice Julia Rawnsley].
    COUNTRY SKETCHES FOR CITY DWELLERS.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Adam and Charles Black, 1908. Green decorated cloth stamped in black & gilt, top edge gilt. (2), (x), 166, (2, ads) pp. 16 colour plates with captioned tissue guards inserted. Book just a mite leaned; spine very slightly age-darkened; usual light endpaper tanning from binding; tiny chip and abrasion to upper outer corner of front free endpaper; light yellowing to page edges; else a fine copy. Text and watercolours by Rawnsley. One of the scarcest volumes in Black's 7s6d series, it was published at the author's expense (very unusually for A.& C. Black) in an edition of 2000 copies, 1800 of which remained unsold when the book was remaindered in 1910. "This is almost certainly a record low…

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    London: Adam and Charles Black, 1908. Green decorated cloth stamped in black & gilt, top edge gilt. (2), (x), 166, (2, ads) pp. 16 colour plates with captioned tissue guards inserted. Book just a mite leaned; spine very slightly age-darkened; usual light endpaper tanning from binding; tiny chip and abrasion to upper outer corner of front free endpaper; light yellowing to page edges; else a fine copy. Text and watercolours by Rawnsley. One of the scarcest volumes in Black's 7s6d series, it was published at the author's expense (very unusually for A.& C. Black) in an edition of 2000 copies, 1800 of which remained unsold when the book was remaindered in 1910. "This is almost certainly a record low figure for the publisher's sales of any of these books." - Inman p. 68. See Inman 140 for the main entry.

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    Condition: Binding: Hard Cover

    Book ID: 8654
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  • ALLEN, Grant
    COUNTY AND TOWN IN ENGLAND Together with Some Annals of Churnside. With an Introduction by Frederick York Powell.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Grant Richards, 1901. Smooth brown buckram, spine gilt lettered, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Presumed first issue binding. (xvi), 274, [2] + frontispiece map inserted. Mottled yellowing to endpapers, page edges yellowed, cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired, else a VG+ clean and unworn copy, no owner names. An uncommon book, posthumously published. Watters p. 600. "This book was put together by GA's friend F.Y. Powell from 44 essays (37 located) on local history and topography which according to his introduction 'were first printed in the Pall Mall Gazette, 1881-82' (sic: actually both there and in the St James's Gazette). Powell slightly edited the essays with small additions and alterations shown in square brackets in the text." - Peter Morton.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50737
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  • TOBIAS, J.J.
    CRIME AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY IN THE 19TH CENTURY

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Batsford, 1967. Black cloth. pp 288. Bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front, else a VG+ copy. Dust jacket has some edge wear, corner creases to front flap, internal tape reinforcements; good.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44226
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  • THOMPSON, W. Harding
    DEVON. A Survey of it's Coast, Moors, and Rivers with some Suggestions for their Preservation.

    Edition: First edition.

    London University Pres, 1932. Folio. Red cloth, xx, 144 pp, frontispiece , 3 illustrations in text, 44 plates inserted (numerous photos, maps and reproductions), six large folding maps (5 in colour). Aug., 1932, ink name on front free endpaper; inner margin of rear pastedown browned from binding materials; ink note to bottom margin of page 23; minor wear to corners of spine tips; else a fine, tight copy. Dust jacket has large chips to spine tips, lesser chips and tears to panels; just good. Written for the Devon Branch of the Council for the Preservation of Rural England, with a Preface by Sir John Fortesque. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 20987
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  • NICOLSON, Harold
    DIPLOMACY

    Edition: First printing

    London: Butterworth, 1939. Green cloth. pp (256). Index. Green top page edges lightly sunned, other edges lighly yellowed, minor foxing to fore edges; tanning to inner margins of free endpapers; else fine. Cream non-pictorial jacket has a darkened and panels, foxing, chips and tears; just good, flap price intact. Jacket flap states "Library Edition". A volume in the Home University Library series, "designed as a text-book for the budding diplomat." Uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51768
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  • CHAMBERLAIN, Austen, Sir
    DOWN THE YEARS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cassell, 1931. Green cloth. pp 322 + frontispiece portrait and three other plates. Ink owner name at front, small clip from front free endpaper, else a VG clean & unworn copy. "Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain, KG (16 October 1863 -17 March 1937) was a British statesman, son of Joseph Chamberlain and half-brother of Neville Chamberlain. He stood for the Liberal Unionist Party, which merged with the Conservatives in 1912, and led the Conservatives in the Commons in 1921-22. As Foreign Secretary, he negotiated the Locarno Pact (1925), aimed at preventing war between France and Germany, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was one of the few MPs supporting Winston Churchill's appeals for rearmament against the German threat in the 1930s." - Wikipedia.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48319
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  • PERRY, Maria
    Elizabeth I: The Word of a Prince. A Life from Contemporary Documents

    London: Folio Society, 1991. Second printing. Quarto, maroon cloth and cream boards, illustrated, some colour. Very small bump to one outer corner, spine only faintly sunned, else fine. Slip case has small bump to lower rear corner, mild rubbing, VG. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39927
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  • WARK, K.R.
    ELIZABETHAN RECUSANCY IN CHESHIRE.

    Manchester [UK]: Chetham Society, 1971. Blue cloth. viii, 200 pp. Folding map at rear. Crease to lower outer corner of several leaves near front; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has short creased tears at head of slightly sunned spine, sunning to margins of panes, near fine otherwise. "This study begins in 1559, with the enactment of the Elizabethan religious settlement, and traces the activities and fortunes of recusants in Cheshire up to 1603." - jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 19414
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  • SALZMAN, L.F.
    ENGLISH LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

    London: Oxford, no date, 1929. Second printing. Blue cloth. pp (288). Many illustrations, index. Tidy ink owner name and two small tape residues at front, clipped front panel of jacket laid in, VG+ clean and unworn copy otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50188
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  • CRAWFORD, Elisabeth
    ENTERPRISING WOMEN: the Garretts and their circle

    Edition: First printing

    London: Francis Boutle, 2002. Card covers. pp 341. B&w illustrations. Index. Fine copy. Inscribed by the author. 2.2 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 51982
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  • WELCH, Charles, editor
    Facsimile of the "Explanation" of Ogilby & Morgan's Map of London 1677 (cover title) (London Survey'd)

    Blades, East & Blades, for the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society, 1895. Narrow quarto, 32 x 13 cm, buff printed card covers. pp (2), (x), (14), 59, (3). Small chips and longer tears to spine ends neatly repaired; rubber stamp of a noted Canadian book collector inside front cover; small corner chips and edge nicks to covers; VG clean and tight otherwise. Issued to accompany a facsimile of the unique copy in the British Museum of the large 1677 map of London. A reduced facsimile of the map is used as a frontispiece after the Introduction (which contains a life of John Ogilby and a description of his map).

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 33395
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  • RATCLIFFE, Dorothy Una
    FAIRINGS. A Yorkshire Miscellany.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: John Lane The Bodley Head. Edition of 1000 numbered copies, this is # 11. With an Xmas, 1928, ink inscription by Charles F. Ratcliffe on the limitation page. Orange cloth, (viii), 178, [4, pub ads] pp, 10 colour plates inserted (including frontis), b/w drawings in text. Slight sunning to spine, else a near fine jacketless copy. Verse, short stories, drama. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 21089
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  • BIGNOLD, Robert, Sir
    FIVE GENERATIONS OF THE BIGNOLD FAMILY 1761-1947.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Batsford, 1948. Blue cloth. (2), (xviii), (320) pp + numerous plates. Fine in near fine jacket. History of the Norwich Union Insurance Societies. Contains some previously unpublished letters of the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, Disraeli, Daniel O'Connell, Lord Salisbury, and others. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Near fine

    Book ID: 4598
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  • GROENER-GEYER, Dorothea
    GENERAL GROENER: soldat und staatsmann

    Frankfurt: Societäts, 1955. Black cloth. pp 406. Illustrations and maps in text. Small bruise to lower edge of front cover, else fine. Dust jacket has small tears and nicks, VG otherwise. Groener was an able commander in WWI and a politician of the Weimar Republic. Text is in German.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48301
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  • ROLO, P.J.V.
    GEORGE CANNING: three biographical studies

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1965. Red cloth. pp (x), 276. Index. Ink owner name, page edges yellowed, soft bump to foot of spine, else fine in VG jacket. Canning (1770-1827) was a British statesman who was Prime Minister for four months in 1827.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48054
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  • GREGORY, J.S.
    GREAT BRITAIN AND THE TAIPINGS

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Praeger, 1969. Blue cloth. pp 271, notes, bibliography, index. Ink name at front else fine in fine jacket. British policy and the Taiping Rebellion in China, 1840-64.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47937
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  • MAURICE, Frederick, Major-General, Sir
    HALDANE 1856-1915: the life of Viscount Haldane of Cloan 1856-1915 [and] 1915-1928 (two volumes)

    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1970. Facsimile reprint of the London: Faber, 1937, edition. Two volumes, black cloth, without jackets, as issued. pp 394, 290. Index. Ink owner name in each, else a fine pair. "Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane,...30 July 1856 - 19 August 1928 was an influential Scottish Liberal and later Labour imperialist politician, lawyer and philosopher. He was Secretary of State for War between 1905 and 1912 during which time the 'Haldane Reforms' were implemented. Raised to the peerage as Viscount Haldane in 1911, he was Lord Chancellor between 1912 and 1915, when he was forced to resign because of his German sympathies. He later joined the Labour Party and once again served as Lord Chancellor…

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    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1970. Facsimile reprint of the London: Faber, 1937, edition. Two volumes, black cloth, without jackets, as issued. pp 394, 290. Index. Ink owner name in each, else a fine pair. "Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane,...30 July 1856 - 19 August 1928 was an influential Scottish Liberal and later Labour imperialist politician, lawyer and philosopher. He was Secretary of State for War between 1905 and 1912 during which time the 'Haldane Reforms' were implemented. Raised to the peerage as Viscount Haldane in 1911, he was Lord Chancellor between 1912 and 1915, when he was forced to resign because of his German sympathies. He later joined the Labour Party and once again served as Lord Chancellor in 1924 in the first ever Labour administration. Apart from his legal and political careers, Haldane was also an influential writer on philosophy, in recognition of which he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1914." - Wikipedia. 1.5 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48378
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  • WINTER, Les
    HERITAGE AND NELSON. A Salute to Both.

    Edition: First Edition

    Bunham Thorpe, Norfolk: Winters of South Creake and Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, no date (ca. 1980). Blue boards. [8], 229, [3] pp. Illustrations in text. Fine copy. Dust jacket has slight rubbing, one small tear, VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author in 1980 to important Shakespearean actor, theatre director, and film actor John Neville. A book about Lord Nelson and local history by this Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, pub-keeper.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16060
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