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  • LYTTLETON, Oliver, Lord Chandos
    THE MEMOIRS OF LORD CHANDOS: an unexpected view from the summit

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: New American Library, 1963. Grey cloth. pp 430, index. Ink owner name, else VG in VG jacket, clean and unworn. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 48124
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  • BRENNAN, Michael G., editor
    THE ORIGINS OF THE GRAND TOUR: The travels of Robert Montagu, Lord Mandeville, 1640-1654. William Hammond, 1655-1658. Banaster Maynard, 1660-1663

    London: Hakluyt Society, 2004. Dark blue cloth gilt. Pp (xviii), 331; illustrated. Fine in jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.; Quarto 0904180859

    Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 29941
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  • PELLING, Henry
    THE ORIGINS OF THE LABOUR PARTY 1880-1900

    Clarendon Press (Oxford University Press), 1965. Second edition, revised and reset. Dark blue cloth. pp (x), 256. Ink owner name at front, yellowing to page edges, else fine. Jacket has creases to head of faintly yellowed spine, else fine. Index. This edition adds a long bibliographical essay.

    Book ID: 44092
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  • THE POLITICAL LIFE OF THE RIGHT HON. W. E. GLADSTONE. Illustrated from "Punch" with Cartoons and Sketches. by (GLADSTONE, W.E.)
    (GLADSTONE, W.E.)
    THE POLITICAL LIFE OF THE RIGHT HON. W. E. GLADSTONE. Illustrated from "Punch" with Cartoons and Sketches.

    London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., n.d. [ca 1896-98). Three volumes (complete), bound in contemporary red half leather and cloth. viii, [2], xvi, 360; viii, 376; viii, 382 pp, index and list of cartoons and sketches at rear. Generously illustrated throughout (some plates), publisher's note tipped-in (facing viii) in vol 1, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, lettered and decorated in gilt, spines with raised bands. Previous owner's tiny embossed stamp on front free endpapers, light foxing to fore and lower edges; some rubbing to corners and spine ends with a little bit of the decorative gilt flaked off; otherwise a very good, attractive set, tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. Note: heavy set, Note: 6kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. ; Quarto

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 21088
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  • Grieves, Keith
    The Politics of Manpower, 1914-18

    Edition: First printing

    Manchester (UK): Manchester University Press, 1988. Red boards, pp 214, index. Ink name at front, else fine in fine jacket. War, Armed Forces and Society Series.; Octavo 0719022533

    Book ID: 47944
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  • JAMES, Lawrence
    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

    New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. Index. 1.37 kg parcel; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 704 pages

    Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 54244
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  • RUSSELL, Lady [Constance Charlotte Elisa Lennox Russell].
    THE ROSE GODDESS and Other Sketches of Mystery & Romance. With 28 Collotype Plates and 22 Other Illustrations.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Longmans, Green, 1910. Quarto, green cloth gilt lettered, top edge gilt. [2], xiv, (284) pp + errata slip + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard, plates, and folding geneaological chart (of Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth). One inch cloth tear about an inch below the top edge of the spine has been repaired; endpapers lightly tanned, with a bookplate to front pastedown; else a VG tight and unworn copy. Note: 2 kg, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 15852
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  • THOMSON, Gladys Scott
    THE RUSSELLS IN BLOOMSBURY 1669-1771

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape, 1940. Green cloth. pp 384 + plates, one folding map. Index. Ink owner name on title page and front free endpaper, page edges yellowed, wartime text paper lightly toned, spine lightly darkened, else fine. Jacket spine lightly darkened, near fine. 1.1 kg parcel; Octavo

    Book ID: 51795
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  • WHITE, T.H.
    THE SCANDALMONGERS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape. Red cloth, red top page edges. Plates. Soft bump to lower outer corners, 1952 ink gift inscription at front, near fine otherwise. Price-clipped jacket (art by C. Walter Hodgers) has small corner chips to ends of lightly yellowed spine, internal reinforcement at head of spine, light yellowing and a few small tan spots to panels, VG otherwise. Scandal and eccentrics in Georgian England. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49643
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  • MARTIN, E.W.
    THE SHEARERS AND THE SHORN: A Study of Life in a Devon Community

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1965. Inscribed by Author.; Octavo, blue cloth. Tidy ink owner name (date on other side) at top of front free endpaper, else fine. Dust jacket has a tape stain at lower spine and adjacent inner margins of panels, spine yellowed, VG otherwise. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed by him on front free endpaper "Signed for my friend Ernest. September 1969." Dartington Hall Studies in Rural Sociology.; Signed by Author.

    Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 34817
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  • BRITTAIN, Vera
    THE STORY OF ST. MARTIN'S: an epic of London

    London: St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 1951. pp (40), stapled, in red paper covers. Corner creases to last leaf, else fine. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 52485
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  • COXE, Howard
    THE STRANGER IN THE HOUSE: a life of Caroline of Brunswick

    New York: Greystone Press, 1940. Blue cloth, pp 288 + frontispiece. Spine slightly sunned, spotting to covers, page edges yellowed, a good, clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise. Caroline was the wife of George IV. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 47986
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  • BONAR, James
    THE TABLES TURNED

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1970. Blue cloth. pp (viii), (1936). Short stroke of narrow black marker on rear cover, else fine, no owner names. Not issued in dust jacket. Facsimile reprint of the London: Macmillan, 1931, first edition. In the publisher's Reprints of Economic Classics series. Essays and lectures on Adam Smith, Mathus, Ricardo, and John Stuart Mill. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 36484
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  • NICOLLE, Edmund Toulmin
    THE TOWN OF ST. HELIER: Its Rise and Development

    Jersey, Channel Isles, UK: J.T. Bigwood, no date (1931). Dark blue cloth gilt. pp 96 + [14, Index], [2, blank] + plates including a folding town plan. Spine very lightly sunned, else fine.; Quarto

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 29128
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  • THE TRYAL OF SIR HENRY VANE, Kt at the King's Bench, Westminster, June the 2d. and 6th, 1662... by (VANE, Henry, Sir, 1613-62)
    (VANE, Henry, Sir, 1613-62)
    THE TRYAL OF SIR HENRY VANE, Kt at the King's Bench, Westminster, June the 2d. and 6th, 1662...

    Edition: First Edition

    London: 1662. Title page continues: "Together with what he intended to have spoken the day of his sentence (June 11) for arrest of judgment, (had he not been interrupted and over-ruled by the court) and his bill of exception. With other occasional speeches, &c. Also his speech and prayer, &c. on the scaffold." pp (3)-(135). 19.5 cm. Modern quarter calf and patterned boards, spine with red label and gilt rules, by Pride's Crossing Bindery. Title page has an 1834 ink name in upper corner and a crease to lower inner corner; text paper a little yellowed; a couple small dark spots to pp 101-04; a few small dark spots to last leaf; near fine, text clean and unworn, externally fine.…

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    London: 1662. Title page continues: "Together with what he intended to have spoken the day of his sentence (June 11) for arrest of judgment, (had he not been interrupted and over-ruled by the court) and his bill of exception. With other occasional speeches, &c. Also his speech and prayer, &c. on the scaffold." pp (3)-(135). 19.5 cm. Modern quarter calf and patterned boards, spine with red label and gilt rules, by Pride's Crossing Bindery. Title page has an 1834 ink name in upper corner and a crease to lower inner corner; text paper a little yellowed; a couple small dark spots to pp 101-04; a few small dark spots to last leaf; near fine, text clean and unworn, externally fine. >>> Sir Henry Vane the younger, a devout Puritan, emigrated to Massachusetts in 1635, and was elected Governor in 1636. An advocate of religious tolerance, his single term as Governor was not a successful one - he engaged the colony in war with the Pequots, for one thing - but he was instrumental in the founding of Harvard College and he was also a supporter of Roger Williams and the foundation of Rhode Island. Sir Harry returned to England in 1637, now more radical and anti-clerical, becoming a member of the Short and Long Parliaments, and advocating for the separation of church and state. After the fall of Cromwell and the Restoration, Vane was granted clemency for his part in the Glorious Revolution, but it was overturned. He stood trial for high treason, and as was the custom of the time, was forced to defend himself without benefit of counsel. The court was packed with Royalists and he was convicted and subsequently beheaded on Tower Hill. Samuel Pepys was present and wrote "He made a long speech, many times interrupted by the Sheriff and others there; and they would have taken his paper out of his hand, but he would not let it go. But they caused all the books of those that writ after him to be given the Sheriff; and the trumpets were brought under the scaffold that he might not be heard. Then he prayed, and so fitted himself, and received the blow; but the scaffold was so crowded that we could not see it done....He had a blister, or issue, upon his neck, which he desired them not hurt: he changed not his colour or speech to the last, but died justifying himself and the cause he had stood for; and spoke very confidently of his being presently at the right hand of Christ; and in all things appeared the most resolved man that ever died in that manner, and showed more of heat than cowardize, but yet with all humility and gravity. One asked him why he did not pray for the King. He answered, 'Nay,' says he, 'you shall see I can pray for the King: I pray God bless him !" Lowndes says "THE TRYAL was written by a Sectarist in favor of Vane and printed by stealth." Sir Henry's views on the ultimate power of the governed over the governors were the crux of the thinking which lead to the Declaration of Independence in the American colonies. Sabin 98500. ESTC R21850. Wing T2216. Lowndes, p. 2753. DAB XIX, pp 191-93. The only edition. Rare. ; Small quarto

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    Book ID: 49743
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  • Yeo, Eileen and E.P. Thompson (Henry Mayhew)
    The unknown Mayhew

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Pantheon Books, 1971. Black cloth. pp 489 + plates. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Dust jacket has a few nicks, VG generally. Articles on the London trades of the mid-19th century. Contents Include: Mayhew and the Morning Chronicle; Mayhew as a Social Investigator; The Spitalfields Silk-Weavers; The Slopworkers and Needlewomen; The Tailors; The Boot and Shoe Makers; The Toy-makers; The Merchant Seamen; The Woodworkers; The Dressmakers and Milliners; The Hatters; The Tanners and Curriers, and more. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. 0394468619

    Book ID: 44177
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  • BRITTAIN, Vera
    THE WOMEN AT OXFORD: a fragment of history

    Edition: First printing

    London: Harrap, 1960. Blue cloth. pp 272 + plates. Index. Bookseller's label to bottom of front cover; bit of yellowing to endpapers and page edges; just a little leaned; VG otherwise, no owner names. Jacket has a few nicks, with yellowing to white portions of spine, remains of label to lower front panel, else VG, flap price intact. A survey of the first century of women scholars at Oxford University. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 51881
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  • BARCLAY, Thomas, Sir, 1853-1941
    THIRTY YEARS: Anglo-French Reminiscences (1876-1906)

    Edition: First US issue

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1914. Brown cloth. pp (389) + colour frontispiece portrait with tissue guard, top edges gilt. Ex library, with paper label at foot of spine, small label in corner of front pastedown, rubber stamp to tissue guard, ink numerals rubber stamped verso of title leaf, bit of yellowing to page edges, private ink owner name at front, else a near fine copy, no other library marks. Sir Thomas was a distinguished authority on International Law, a writer on economic subjects and a British Liberal politician. 1.5 kg parcel.; Octavo

    Book ID: 48162
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  • ASPINALL, Arthur, editor
    THREE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY DIARIES

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Williams & Norgate, 1952. Octavo, orange cloth. pp lxx, 402 + plates; indexed. Offset yellowing to inner margin of front free endpaper, else fine, no owner names. Yellow dust jacket has nicks, VG+. First publication of these three diaries (Ellenborough, Le Marchant, and Littleton) pertinent to the Tory and Whig points of view at the time of the Great Reform Act of 1832.

    Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 31237
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  • THROUGH THE WORDSWORTH COUNTRY by KNIGHT, William and Harry Goodwin
    KNIGHT, William and Harry Goodwin
    THROUGH THE WORDSWORTH COUNTRY

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co, 1887. Green pictorial cloth stamped in black, lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt, green endpapers. pp (xx), 268 + 56 plates with tissue guards. Light evidence of removed label at lower spine; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; page edges yellowed, text paper lightly toned; ink owner name to verso of front free endpaper; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, internally fine. Text is by Knight, engravings by Goodwin. Nice book, very attractive pictures. 2 kg parcel; Tall quarto

    Book ID: 52136
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