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  • WALDSTEIN, Baron
    THE DIARY OF BARON WALDSTEIN. A Traveller in Elizabethan England. Translated and Annotated by G.W. Groos. With 48 illustrations, 4 in colour.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Thames and Hudson, 1981. Brown boards. 184 pp. Illustrations in text. Index. Small bruise to head of spine of book and jacket, else fine. Jacket spine and inner margins of panels faded, VG otherwise. First publication of this material from the Latin diary (in the Vatican library) of this Moravian baron who visited England in the summer of 1600 while doing his Grand Tour.; Tall octavo

    Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 19658
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  • BERTIE, Lord, of Thame (Frances Leveson Bertie, 1844-1919)
    THE DIARY OF LORD BERTIE OF THAME 1914-1918. Edited by Lady Algernon Gordon Lennox. With a foreword by Viscount Grey of Fallodon

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1924). Two volumes, tall octavo, red cloth. pp (xvi), 367 + frontispiece portrait and two other plates; pp viii, 334, [2] + frontispiece and one plate. Volume I lacks the half-title leaf, has a small light spot on front cover, and a nice private bookplate at front; else a VG clean, bright and tight pair. Bertie was British Ambassador to Italy 1903-05, and to France 1905-18. Naturally, much WWI content. He begins the diary (26 July, 1914) "It seems incredible that the Russian Government should plunge Europe into war in order to make themselves the protectors of the Servians." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Book ID: 44442
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  • ASHBEE, Paul
    THE EARTHEN BARROW IN BRITAIN. An introduction to the study of the funerary practice and culture of hte neolithic people of the third millennium B.C.

    University of Toronto Press, 1970. Quarto, brown cloth, tan endpapers. pp xvi, 208 + 36 plates; 58 drawings in text, idexed. Rubber stamped star (remainder mark) on half-title leaf; else a fine copy. Dust jacket has small tears along top edge, near fine otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. 0802015727

    Book ID: 25878
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  • BARKELEY, Richard
    THE EMPRESS FREDERICK, daughter of Queen Victoria

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1956. Red cloth. pp (322) + plates; index. Ink owner name, else fine in VG price-clipped jacket. Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise, Princess Royal.; Octavo

    Book ID: 48153
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  • THE GREAT CIVIL WAR OF THE TIMES OF CHARLES I AND CROMWELL by CATTERMOLE. Richard, Rev.
    CATTERMOLE. Richard, Rev.
    THE GREAT CIVIL WAR OF THE TIMES OF CHARLES I AND CROMWELL

    London: Bohn, 1857. Later printing. Brown bevel edge cloth decorated and lettered in gilt and blind. all edges gilt, brown endpapers. pp (4), 279 + frontispiece with tissue guard, engraved title, and 28 other engravings from drawings by George Cattermole. Book a little leaned; cracked inner hinges. a few tiny chips to fore edge of front free endpaper; else a fine, bright copy. 2 kg parcel; Quarto

    Book ID: 51157
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  • Dilks, David
    The Great Dominion: Winston Churchill in Canada, 1900 - 1954

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2005. Inscribed by Author; Black cloth. pp 472 + plates; index. With some neat yellow highlighting to text, else fine in fine jacket. Advance copy for review with sheets laid in. Inscribed by the author to a Toronto author who had sent him one of his books, with the inscribee's ink signature. Sir Winston had a closed relationship with Canada than any other British Commonwealth country. He never went to Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaya, Singapore, and never visited India and South Africa after 1900. He visited Canada nine times, traveling coast to coast. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks.Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks. 1.5 kg parcel.; Octavo; Signed by Author 0887621627

    Book ID: 48107
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  • COHEN, Emmeline W.
    THE GROWTH OF THE BRITISH CIVIL SERVICE 1780-1939.

    London: Frank Cass, 1965. Facsimile reprint of the 1941 Allen & Unwin edition. Red cloth. (7)-221 pp. Ink name & date to front free endpaper, minor rubbing to spine tips, else fine, without jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 6970
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  • (CLARKE, SAMUEL. 1599 - 1682)
    The historian’s guide, or, Britains’s remembrancer. For the last century. Being a summary of all the principal actions, exploits, sieges, battels, designs...

    London: S. Keble, D. Brown, and J. Sprint, 1701. Title page continues: "attempts, preferments, honours, changes, &c. and whatever else is worthy notice, that hath happen'd in His Majesty's kingdoms, from anno dom. 1600. to this present year, 1701. Shewing the year, month, and day of the month, in which each action was done." pp [8],212,215-246. Text is continuous despite breaks in pagination and register. A reissue of the edition of 1690, without all after p.212, but with a cancel title page and addition of further pages, pp.215-246. ESTC T112188 . Includes frontispiece portait of James II. Contemporary calf sides expertly rebacked in closely matching calf, spine with raised bands and red morocco label. Page edges browned; rounding to…

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    London: S. Keble, D. Brown, and J. Sprint, 1701. Title page continues: "attempts, preferments, honours, changes, &c. and whatever else is worthy notice, that hath happen'd in His Majesty's kingdoms, from anno dom. 1600. to this present year, 1701. Shewing the year, month, and day of the month, in which each action was done." pp [8],212,215-246. Text is continuous despite breaks in pagination and register. A reissue of the edition of 1690, without all after p.212, but with a cancel title page and addition of further pages, pp.215-246. ESTC T112188 . Includes frontispiece portait of James II. Contemporary calf sides expertly rebacked in closely matching calf, spine with raised bands and red morocco label. Page edges browned; rounding to upper outer corner; front pastedown, both sides of free endpaper, and recto of frontispiece covered with pencil notes; old ink name on recto of frontispiece; else fine, text quite clean. ; 12mo

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    Book ID: 49678
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  • THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE TOWER OF LONDON. With Memoirs of Royal and Distinguished Persons... by BAYLEY, John
    BAYLEY, John
    THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE TOWER OF LONDON. With Memoirs of Royal and Distinguished Persons...

    London: Jennings & Chaplin, 1830. Second edition. [2], vi, 628 pp, indexed. Engraved frontispiece and nine other wood-engraved plates at rear. Original buff boards rebacked in gilt lettered cloth, page edges rough trimmed. Armorial bookplate (Charlotte Bostwick Lovett); tiny bookseller's rubber stamp (Tyrrell & Co., Toronto) at front; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; with paper short cloth tears to joints; outer corners of boards rounded from wear; light damp stain to frontispiece and title leaf; small hole to inner margin of title leaf; otherwise a VG clean and tight copy. First published 1821-25 (two volumes, quarto), this second edition dropped many plates and the appendix. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Tall octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 21427
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  • The History and Description of the City of Exeter, Ancient and Modern, Civil and Ecclesiastical: Comprising the Religion, and Idolatrous Superstition of the Britons, Saxons and Danes; the Rise and Progress of Christianity in these Western Counties;... by Jenkins, Alexander
    Jenkins, Alexander
    The History and Description of the City of Exeter, Ancient and Modern, Civil and Ecclesiastical: Comprising the Religion, and Idolatrous Superstition of the Britons, Saxons and Danes; the Rise and Progress of Christianity in these Western Counties;...

    Edition: First Edition

    Exeter: P. Hedgeland, 1806. The title page continues: " with a catalogue of the Bishops, from the first erecting this County into a Diocese to the present Era. Collected from the most approved Historians. Also, a General and Parochial Survey and Description of all the Churches, Places of Divine Worship, public Buildings, Institutions, Antiquities, present Government, Prospects etc. And a List of Mayors & Bailiffs, to the Close of the Eighteenth Century... Illustrated with a correct Map of the City and Neighbourhood, a View of Rougemont Castle Gateway, and several ancient Plans and Miscellaneous Plates." Bound in early/period half calf and marbled boards, rebacked with the original spine laid down, modern gilt-lettered spine label, all page edges dyed red;…

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    Exeter: P. Hedgeland, 1806. The title page continues: " with a catalogue of the Bishops, from the first erecting this County into a Diocese to the present Era. Collected from the most approved Historians. Also, a General and Parochial Survey and Description of all the Churches, Places of Divine Worship, public Buildings, Institutions, Antiquities, present Government, Prospects etc. And a List of Mayors & Bailiffs, to the Close of the Eighteenth Century... Illustrated with a correct Map of the City and Neighbourhood, a View of Rougemont Castle Gateway, and several ancient Plans and Miscellaneous Plates." Bound in early/period half calf and marbled boards, rebacked with the original spine laid down, modern gilt-lettered spine label, all page edges dyed red; [12], 451, [5] pp.; with 12 engraved plates, including a folding map (complete). Binding with some rubbing, bumping to the corners; offsetting to and from the plates, small repairs to the folding map and the bottom margin of the title-page, text with occasional mild toning, a few small spots, else generally quite clean and sound, firmly bound, Previously the property of the Gibbs family of Exeter, with ink inscriptions on the front flyleaf: "John A. Gibbs 1918" and "To Anthony Herbert Gibbs, Sep. 1940." With a penciled list of Gibbs-related references on the verso of the flyleaf and occasional penciled notes, corrections and annotations in the margins. Glue residue from removed label on front pastedown. In all, VG, internally mainly fine. ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 49932
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  • MORE, Thomas, St.
    THE HISTORY OF RICHARD III. Edited by Richard S.Sylvester

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1967. Second printing. Tall octavo, blue cloth. pp (cviii), 312, [6] + plates. Notes, glossary, index. Rubber stamped name at foot of title page, else fine, no marks in text. Dust jacket has nicks, minor rubbing, VG. The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume 2. Although it is generally accepted that More's Richard III initiates modern historical writing, there has been no scholarly edition of either the Latin of the English versions. The Yale St. Thomas More Project has now completed the formidable task of editing this work, and offers it complete, with parallel English (1557) and Latin (1565) texts, a full textual apparatus that lists all the…

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    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1967. Second printing. Tall octavo, blue cloth. pp (cviii), 312, [6] + plates. Notes, glossary, index. Rubber stamped name at foot of title page, else fine, no marks in text. Dust jacket has nicks, minor rubbing, VG. The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume 2. Although it is generally accepted that More's Richard III initiates modern historical writing, there has been no scholarly edition of either the Latin of the English versions. The Yale St. Thomas More Project has now completed the formidable task of editing this work, and offers it complete, with parallel English (1557) and Latin (1565) texts, a full textual apparatus that lists all the major variant readings from Hardyng's and Halle's Chronicles, a collation of all extant manuscript versions, and, for the first time in full, the important early draft of the Latin text, manuscript Arundel 43 in the College of Arms. The Introduction discusses the development of the text and the circumstances under which it was composed, and there is a commentary which translates major passages preserved only in the Latin versions and examines the relationships between the texts. Richard Sylvester is assistant professor of English at Yale University and executive editor of the St. Thomas More Project." - jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Book ID: 46006
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  • THE HISTORY OF THE TROUBLES AND TRYAL of the most revered father in God, and blessed martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury. Wrote by himself, during his imprisonment in the Tower... by LAUD, William, 1573-1645
    LAUD, William, 1573-1645
    THE HISTORY OF THE TROUBLES AND TRYAL of the most revered father in God, and blessed martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury. Wrote by himself, during his imprisonment in the Tower...

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Richard Chiswell, 1695. The title page continues: "To which is prefixed the diary of his own life faithfully and entirely published from the original copy: and subjoined a supplement to the preceding history: the Arch-Bishop’s last will; his large answer to the Lord Say’s speech concerning liturgies; his annual accounts of his province delivered to the king; and some other things relating to the history. Imprimatur, Martij 7. 1693/4. Jo. Cant.". pp (22), 616, (2, ads). Including a frontispiece portrait with a half-tltle on the recto. Title page in red and black. Bound in old Cambridge style calf, spine with raised bands. Sprinkled page edges. Spine lacking the titling piece, with title in manuscript on paper in that…

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    London: Richard Chiswell, 1695. The title page continues: "To which is prefixed the diary of his own life faithfully and entirely published from the original copy: and subjoined a supplement to the preceding history: the Arch-Bishop’s last will; his large answer to the Lord Say’s speech concerning liturgies; his annual accounts of his province delivered to the king; and some other things relating to the history. Imprimatur, Martij 7. 1693/4. Jo. Cant.". pp (22), 616, (2, ads). Including a frontispiece portrait with a half-tltle on the recto. Title page in red and black. Bound in old Cambridge style calf, spine with raised bands. Sprinkled page edges. Spine lacking the titling piece, with title in manuscript on paper in that place. Joints have neat external repair with flexibl brown binder's cloth tape and neat rice paper repairs to inner hinges; spine has a worn spot to bottom panel; 1910 ink owner name at front; moderate wear to outer corners; VG otherwise, internally fine, covers now soundly attached. Preface signed: Hen. Wharton, the compiler. "An introduction to the following history: containing the diary of ... William Laud," and "The history of the troubles and tryal of ... William Laud," each has separate title page, dated 1694, on leaf B1r and L1r, respectively. "Arch-Bishop Laud’s annual accounts of his province," and "Rome’s master-piece: or, the grand conspiracy of the Pope and his Jesuited instruments," each have separate dated title page on leaf 3U3r and 4D1r, respectively. ESTC R354. Wing (1996) L586. Laud, a High Church Anglican and a stickler for ritual and conformity of the forms of worship, persecuted Puritans. He was Archbishop of Canterbury 1633-45 and religious adviser to Charles I. Not a very likeable person, humourless, something of a bigot, dwarf-like in stature, when the Puritans came to power, it is unsurprising that they had their revenge. Laud was charged with treason by the Long Parliament, imprisoned in the Tower, and finally beheaded in 1645. 3 kg parcel.; Folio

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    Book ID: 49756
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  • DAY, John
    THE ILE OF GVLS 1606. With an introduction by G.B. Harrison

    London: Oxford University Press for the Shakespeare Association, 1936. Octavo, cream card covers. Facsimile reprint of this play. Spine very lightly darkened,soft creases to lower inner corner of front cover, else a fine, unopened copy . Shakespeare Association Facsimiles, No. 12. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 46029
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  • LOCKLEY, Ronald (C.F. Tunnicliffe]
    THE ISLAND. Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe RA

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Deutsch, 1960. Advance uncorrected proof in light blue non-pictorial paper covers. [4], 192, [4] pp. With eleven woodcut illustrations in text (plus map front and rear?) by C.F. Tunnicliffe. Spine lightly sunned, with title hand lettered on spine (which also has the printed title and publisher); light sunning to inner margin of rear cover; minor foxing to page edges; else fine, no owner names. A book about the island of Skokholm off the Pembrokeshire coast (Wales) where the author lived for 13 years. Natural history, bird life. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 19076
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  • KENNEDY, W.P.M., 1879-1963
    THE LAW AND CUSTOM OF RESERVATION, 1547-1661: An essay in the history of English law. With a foreword by J.P. Whitney

    Edition: First separate edition

    Cambridge (UK): W. Heffer, 1929. Octavo, brown cloth. pp (32). Fine copy, no owner names. In the original tissue wrapper (chipped & torn). Dr. Kennedy was a Professor of Law in the University of Toronto and wrote much on Canadian constitutional history. A reprint of chapter X, "Reservation under the Anglican prayer book", of the author's "Studies in Tudor history", 1916. Uncommon book.

    Book ID: 35309
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  • PETRIE, Charles, Sir
    THE LETTERS, SPEECHES AND PROCLAMATIONS OF KING CHARLES I

    New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1968. Cloth & boards. Fine in VG jacket.; Octavo

    Book ID: 54162
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  • THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GAMALIEL RATSEY, a famous thief, of England, Executed at Bedford the 26th of March last past. [TOGETHER WITH] Ratsey's Ghost or The Second Part of his Madde Pranks and Robberies

    London: Oxford University Press for the Shakespeare Association, 1935. Octavo, yellow card covers. Introduction by S.H. Atkins. Facsimile of the editions of 1605. Fine copy. Shakespeare Association Facsimiles No. 10.

    Book ID: 46023
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  • BALSTON, Thomas
    THE LIFE OF JONATHAN MARTIN incendiary of York Minster, with some account of William and Richard Martin

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Macmillan, 1945. Black cloth. pp x, (148) + plates. Fine copy. Cream dust jacket has some chips, tears, spine darkening, price-clip, good. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 52217
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  • BRYANT, Arthur
    THE LION & THE UNICORN. A Historian's Testament.

    London: Collins, 1970. Fourth printing. Blue boards. 367 pp + frontispiece portrait. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (simple signature in ink to the title page). Fine in fine jacket.; Octavo

    Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 14950
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  • NEVILL, Ralph
    THE MAN OF PLEASURE

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1912. Dark grey cloth. xii, 310, (2) pp, indexed. 28 plates inserted (3 in colour). Spine a bit sunned, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. In a home-made plain beige dust wrapper, with nicely printed spine label. English social history of the 19th century - the amusements of fashionable men. Sporting resports; gulls, pigeons, books [grouped together]; duelling; reckless spendthrifts; pleasure-loving undergraduates; dancing places and music halls, and much on France. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Octavo.

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 22442
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