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  • CHURCHILL, Winston S. (1940-2010)
    HIS FATHER'S SON: the life of Randolph Churchill

    Edition: First printing

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1996. Maroon boards. pp 514 + plates; index. Ink owner name, else fine. Dust jacket has one small rubbed spot to front spine fold, else fine. Biography of Sir Winston's son by his grandson. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48126
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  • ASTON, George, Sir, Major-General, and Evelyn Graham
    HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT AND STRATHEARN: a life and intimate study

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Harrap, 1929. Secondary issue binding of green cloth lettered and ruled in black. pp 15, [1], 19-(363) + plates and errata slip. Index. Light tan spots to upper spine; ink owner name at front; small chips to fore edges of a few leaves from careless opening; some tidy hightlighting in yellow and just a little neat ink scoring; VG tight and unworn copy otherwise. Connaught was Governor-General of Canada 1911-12.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43884
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  • HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BRITISH COLONIES (12 volumes in ten) by LUCAS, C.P., and others
    LUCAS, C.P., and others
    HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BRITISH COLONIES (12 volumes in ten)

    Clarendon Press (Oxford University), 1898-1913. 12 volumes in 10 books. The last volume issued, India, in two parts, is not present. 19 cm, green cloth gilt. Comprising - Vol. I. The Mediterranean and Eastern Colonies. Second edition revised by R.E. Stubbs. 1906. Vol. II. The West Indies. Second edition revised by C. Atchley. 1905. Vol. III. West Africa Second edition revised. 1900. Vol. IV. South and East Africa, Parts I and II in one volume. Part I, 1898. Part II, Revised, 1904. Vol. IV, Part III, South Africa, revised by A. Berriedale Keith, 1913. Vol. V. Canada Part I. 1901. Vol. V, Canada Part II, 1908. Vol. V, Canada Part III, 1911. Vol. V, Part IV, Newfoundland, revised by…

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    Clarendon Press (Oxford University), 1898-1913. 12 volumes in 10 books. The last volume issued, India, in two parts, is not present. 19 cm, green cloth gilt. Comprising - Vol. I. The Mediterranean and Eastern Colonies. Second edition revised by R.E. Stubbs. 1906. Vol. II. The West Indies. Second edition revised by C. Atchley. 1905. Vol. III. West Africa Second edition revised. 1900. Vol. IV. South and East Africa, Parts I and II in one volume. Part I, 1898. Part II, Revised, 1904. Vol. IV, Part III, South Africa, revised by A. Berriedale Keith, 1913. Vol. V. Canada Part I. 1901. Vol. V, Canada Part II, 1908. Vol. V, Canada Part III, 1911. Vol. V, Part IV, Newfoundland, revised by Sir C. Alexander Harris. Vol. VI, Austalia, Part I and II in one volume. Part I, 1907. Part II, Australasia, 1907. Many colour maps, some folding. Indexed. All volumes have an ink owner name on both front endpapers; Vols. I, II, III, IV Part I, and V Part I also have the ink name across the title page; Vol, I has damp staining to the rear cover now neatly touched up; in all a VG clean, tight and unworn set, nice. Note: 6.5 kg parcel, extra post WILL be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hard Cover

    Book ID: 47662
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  • WILLIAMSON, (Hugh Ross).
    HISTORICAL WHODUNITS

    New York: Macmillan, 1956. Second printing. Black cloth. 224 pp. Illustrations in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket has nicks and rubbing to head of spine, crease to front panel, VG otherwise. Mysteries British history involving murder and intrigue.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17915
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  • Ruston, Arthur G. and Denis Witney
    HOOTEN PAGNELL: the agricultural evolution of a yorkshire village

    Edition: First US issue

    New York / London: Longmans, Green / Edward Arnold, 1934. Tall octavo, purple cloth gilt. pp viii, 459 + plates. Index, illustrations in text. VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names, no cover fading. A study since ancient times. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44246
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  • IDEAS AND BELIEFS OF THE VICTORIANS. an historical revaluation of the Victorian Age

    London: Sylvan Press, 1950. Second printing. Blue cloth. pp 448. Ink owner names at front, and some yellowing from something once laid in; slight spine sunning; VG otherwise. Dust jacket has smsll chips at foot of bit yellowed spine, VG otherwise. A collection of talks given on the BBC's Third Programme. Lord David Cecil, G.D.H. Cole, Julian Huxley, Harold Laski, M. Polyani. Bertrand Russell, G.M. Trevelyan, and many others.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44231
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  • TOWNLEY, Susan, Lady
    INDISCRETIONS OF LADY SUSAN

    Edition: First printing

    London: Butterworth, 1922. Light brown cloth. pp 314 + plates. Index. Ink owner name at front, vertical crease to rear free endpaper, else a VG jacketless copy. Lady Susan was the wife of British diplomat Walter Townley Chapters on Lisbon, Berlin, Peking, Constantinople, Argentina, Bucharest, Persia, Netherlands and Belgium near the end of WWI, and more.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44525
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  • BENTHAM, Jeremy
    JEREMY BENTHAM'S ECONOMIC WRITINGS. Critical Edition Based on His Printed Works and Unprinted Manuscripts, by W. Stark. Volume I (only)

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1952. Volume I (of 3). Octavo, black cloth. pp 412, (4, ads). Fine in fine jacket. Two subsequent volumes were published in 1952 and 1954.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31240
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  • MARSH, Peter T.
    JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN: entrepreneur in politics

    Edition: First printing

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994. Thick octavo, red boards. pp (xviii), 725. Notes, index. Ink owner name at front, yellow highlighting to four sentences on p. 122, else a near fine jacketless copy. "This is the first complete, single-volume biography of Joseph Chamberlain, the Birmingham industrialist who by the beginning of the twentieth century had effectively become the "first minister of the British Empire." Marsh dissects Chamberlain's political career, revealing his unconventional approach to Britain's problems before the first World War and highlighting the discontinuities, in particular his shift from Liberal to Conservative and from free trade to protectionist." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44106
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  • LEE, Sidney, Sir
    KING EDWARD VII: a biography (2 volumes)

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Macmillan, 1925. Octavo. Two stout volumes, original maroon cloth gilt, top page edges gilt. pp xii, 831; (xii), 769 + plates (including portaits with tissue guards), indexed. Creased nicks to fore edge of large folding chart at rear of Vol. I; a bright, clean and tight nearly fine pair, no owner names. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage may be required

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 22812
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  • LEE, Sidney, Sir
    KING EDWARD VII: a biography. Volume II: the reign 22nd January 1901 to 6th May 1910

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1917. Volume 2 only of a two volume set. Maroon cloth, top edges gilt. pp 768 + frontispiece and five other engraved portraits with tissue guards. Index. Ink owner name at front, page edges yellowed, else fine. Cream dust jacket has a small chips, nicks and short tears, generally VG otherwise. 2 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 48356
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  • Taylor, Arthur J., editor
    Laissez-faire and State Intervention in Nineteenth Century Britain (Studies in Economic History)

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Macmillan, 1972. pp (80. Notes, bibliography, index. Text paper yellowed as always, ink owner name at front, VG otherwise. Not issued in hardcover. Publisher's Studies in Economic History series. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced. (300 gm)

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44029
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  • BOWKER, B.
    LANCASHIRE UNDER THE HAMMER

    London: Hogarth Press, 1928. Second printing. Green cloth with paper spine label. Slight yellowing to page edges and spine label, ink owner name, else a VG jacketless copy. A critique of the Lancashire cotton industry. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51951
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  • HANSARD, Basil
    LEADERS OF THE EMPIRE: A Roll of Fame, including Politicians, Ecclesiastics, Lawyers, Sailors, Soldiers, Scientists, Artists, Author, Musicians, and others who are Men of the Century (6 volume set)

    London: Virtue, no date. BL cataloge dates ]1912-14]. Six volumes, quarto, blue pictorial cloth stamped in red and white, gilt lettered. all edges gilt. Slight wear to spine ends, Vol. II has a one inch tear at foot repaired; some tissue guards creased; else a nice clean and tight set. 60 personalities, with a biography & full-page sepia photogravure portrait of each, with tissue guard. Autograph dealers and collectors take note. The high quality portraits would do very nicely mounted to accompany an autograph. Note: heavy parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44234
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  • ST. JOHN, Henry, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, 1678-1751
    LETTERS ON THE STUDY AND USE OF HISTORY

    Edition: First edition

    London: A. Millar, 1752. Two volumes. pp (4), 315; (4), (288), [2]. Halt-titles present. Contemporary calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament, labels. Spines lightly sunned; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; endpapers and some early and late leaves browning in margins from turn-ins; old armorial bookplate of Alex Drummond at the front of each, with an old ink inscription on each front free endpaper indicating that the books were a gift from Lord Cathcart; ink name on title pages of John Hamilton; fore margrin of front free endpaper of Voll. I a little ragged; in all, a VG pair, text quite clean and unworn, tight in the bindings. ESTC T88772. A corrected edition in a one volume…

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    London: A. Millar, 1752. Two volumes. pp (4), 315; (4), (288), [2]. Halt-titles present. Contemporary calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament, labels. Spines lightly sunned; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; endpapers and some early and late leaves browning in margins from turn-ins; old armorial bookplate of Alex Drummond at the front of each, with an old ink inscription on each front free endpaper indicating that the books were a gift from Lord Cathcart; ink name on title pages of John Hamilton; fore margrin of front free endpaper of Voll. I a little ragged; in all, a VG pair, text quite clean and unworn, tight in the bindings. ESTC T88772. A corrected edition in a one volume format was published the same year. Bolingbroke was an influential Tory politician, able orator, political philosopher, and government official who supported the Jacobite rebellion of 1751 and the Old Pretender, for whom he served in exile as his foreign minister. He was friends with Swift, Pope, and Voltaire and influenced the American republicans Adams, Jefferson, and Madison. Disraeli considered him the "Father of Modern Toryism"."History is philosophy teaching by example and also by warning." is a famous quote from him. 2 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 49732
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  • LIFE AND LABOUR OF THE PEOPLE IN LONDON. Third Series: Religious Influences. 7. Summary by BOOTH, Charles
    BOOTH, Charles
    LIFE AND LABOUR OF THE PEOPLE IN LONDON. Third Series: Religious Influences. 7. Summary

    London: Macmillan, 1902. Original parchment binding, spine elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others rough trimmed, bound-in ribbon marker. pp (2), vi, 432, xvi, ads. Dec., 1903, private owner name at front; tanning to page edges; occasional light foxing in text; some rubbing and soilinig to covers; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. The seventh and final volume of the Third Series, revised edition, of which 17 volumes in all were published. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31262
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  • CHURCHILL, (Winston Spencer) [Winston S. Churchill].
    LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Macmillan, 1906. Two volumes, thick octavos, original maroon ribbed cloth gilt lettered, top edges gilt. [2], xviii, 564, [2, ads], [2, blank]; [2], (x), 532, [2, ads], [2, blank] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait with tissue guard in each volume. Volume I has 9 other plates (two in colour) and Volume II has 7 other plates (one double page). All plates present. Bit of rubbing to spine tips, edges of covers, and outer corners, with slight wear to heads of spines; spine of volume I a little concave; else a VG pair, no owner names, tight in the bindings, inner hinges not cracked. WSC's biography of his father. Made from plates of the UK edition, with the same contents. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 18033
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  • WURTS, John S.
    MAGNA CHARTA. Part I: The romance of the great charter (1939). Part II: Pedigrees of the barons (1941)

    Philadelphia: Brookfield Publishing Company, 1945. Octavo, red cloth. pp 300, xxiv, Index, [8]. Includes drawings of arms. Mostly geneaology of the medieval period. Ink owner name at front; sunning on small light spot to front cover; minor wear at head of spine; good.

    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40287
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  • MARLBOROUGH. His Life and Times (Volume I only) by CHURCHILL, Winston S.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S.
    MARLBOROUGH. His Life and Times (Volume I only)

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Ryerson, no date [1933]. Volume I only (of four, although only the first three came with a Ryerson imprint). Purple cloth, spine gilt lettered, purple top page edges. Plates, maps, facsimiles inserted, some folding. Spine a little sunned, as almost always; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight & unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. The Canadian edition was made from UK sheets but didn't come with the errata slip tipped in at p.16 of the UK edition. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44784
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  • CHURCHILL, Winston S.
    MARLBOROUGH. His Life and Times. (Volume I only).

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Ryerson, no date [1933]. Volume I only (of four, although only the first three had a Canadian issue). Purple cloth, spine gilt lettered. [4], (612) pp. 35 photogravure plates, 8 facsimiles (some folding), 14 maps and plans (one folding). Spine is a bit sunned, as usual with this colour, with a half inch tear to top; some sunning, small spots to covers, with damp stain to upper fore margin of front cover; Xmas, 1933, ink name to front free endpaper; damp stain to fore edges showing internally only to the outer margin of plates (about 1/4 inch max penetration); else a good, sound copy of this uncommon issue (much scarcer than the UK or US editions). Made from…

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    Toronto: Ryerson, no date [1933]. Volume I only (of four, although only the first three had a Canadian issue). Purple cloth, spine gilt lettered. [4], (612) pp. 35 photogravure plates, 8 facsimiles (some folding), 14 maps and plans (one folding). Spine is a bit sunned, as usual with this colour, with a half inch tear to top; some sunning, small spots to covers, with damp stain to upper fore margin of front cover; Xmas, 1933, ink name to front free endpaper; damp stain to fore edges showing internally only to the outer margin of plates (about 1/4 inch max penetration); else a good, sound copy of this uncommon issue (much scarcer than the UK or US editions). Made from sheets of the UK (Harrap) first printing, but without the errata slip found at page 16 in the UK edition. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10430
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