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1627 The Compleat Gentleman by Henry PEACHAM
1627 The Compleat Gentleman by Henry PEACHAM

Price: £2,330.00

The scarce and important second edition of Henry Peacham's The Complete Gentleman. Bound in contemporary pigskin. The Second Impression, Much Inlarged. The full title of this work is: The Compleat Gentleman, Fashioning him absolute,...

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1637 Remaines Concerning Britaine William Camden
1637 Remaines Concerning Britaine William Camden

Price: £555.00

  Bound in reverse calf. The Fift Impression, with many rare Antiquities never before imprinted. By the industry and care of John Philipot, Somerset Herald. Originally published in 1605 as: Remaines of a greater worke, concerning...

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1664 Worth of a Penny Peny Henry Peacham
1664 Worth of a Penny Peny Henry Peacham

Price: £1,120.00

An early and very scarce edition of Peacham's guide to being thrifty from the mid-seventeeth century. Bound in vellum. The full title of this work is: The Worth of a Peny, or A caution to keep money With the causes of the...

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1670 State-Worthies or The States-men and Favourites of England D Lloyd Tudor
1670 State-Worthies or The States-men and Favourites of England D Lloyd Tudor

Price: £310.00

A fascinating work regarding the monarchs and leaders of England.This work reflects on the leaders of England post religious reformation which began with Henry VIII.The reigns in question are those of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I,...

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1680 Peter Heylyn Table Kings Bishops Dukes HERALDRY
1680 Peter Heylyn Table Kings Bishops Dukes HERALDRY

Price: £800.00

Very scarce not listed on ESTC. A detailed and illustrated catalogue of British history and geneaology from Peter Heylyn in a vellum binding. Bound in half vellum with gilt lettering and decoration. Containing the Catalogue of...

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1681 A Collection of Letters and Other Writings Relating Popish Plot Geo Treby
1681 A Collection of Letters and Other Writings Relating Popish Plot Geo Treby

Price: £260.00

A first edition of this collection of historically important letters.Collated: Complete. Text is continuous despite pagination.First Edition. Sir George Treby was Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and six times member...

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1681 Bill of Exclusion Charles II William Cavendish
1681 Bill of Exclusion Charles II William Cavendish

Price: £150.00

A document attributed to William Cavendish concerning Charles II and the Bill of Exclusion. Disbound. Attributed to William Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire. William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire KG PC, 1640 1707, was a soldier...

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1684 Chronicle Of The Kings Of England Romans To James Charles First And Second
1684 Chronicle Of The Kings Of England Romans To James Charles First And Second

Price: £285.00

A Chronicle of the Kings of England. From the time of the Romans government, unto the death of King James. Containing all passages of State and Church, with all other Observations Proper for a Chronicle. Faithfully collected out...

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1719 The British Compendium of Present Nobility Bishops Heraldry Illustrated
1719 The British Compendium of Present Nobility Bishops Heraldry Illustrated

Price: £395.00

A richly illustrated book on British nobility. Third edition. With 66 plates of heraldic devices, portraits of notable people and examples of robes worn by them. Including details of such figures as Osborne, Duke of Leeds, Hastings,...

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1722 An Historical Account Succession House of Hanover Matthias Earbery Scarce
1722 An Historical Account Succession House of Hanover Matthias Earbery Scarce

Price: £95.00

A scarce copy of this critical historical pamphlet by Matthias Earbery.Matthias Earbery was an industrious participant in historical and theological controversy; his bias was consistently broad-church and Whig. This pamphlet,...

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1722 Letters from MR HUTCHESON to EARL of SUNDERLAND
1722 Letters from MR HUTCHESON to EARL of SUNDERLAND

Price: £89.99

Scarce disbound pamphlet containing letters between Archibald Hutcheson and Charles Spencer Sutherland. Archibald Hutcheson (c. 1659 12 August 1740) was a British Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Hastings from...

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1731 HERVEY Answer to PULTENEY Craftsman's pamphlet
1731 HERVEY Answer to PULTENEY Craftsman's pamphlet

Price: £99.99

Scarce disbound pamphlet with illuminated letters. Collates complete. John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey (1696 1743), English courtier and political writer and memoirist, was the eldest son of John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, by his...

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1733 POLITICAL STATE Great Britain Volume XLVI 46
1733 POLITICAL STATE Great Britain Volume XLVI 46

Price: £189.99

Volume 46 of this wide ranging eighteenth century political work. Covering the months July to December 1733. Containing information on bills, trade, foreign affairs, speeches, births, preferments, deaths, and news.

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1735 The Memoirs of the Honourable Sir John Reresby Restoration to Revolution
1735 The Memoirs of the Honourable Sir John Reresby Restoration to Revolution

Price: £345.00

The historical memoirs of Sir John Reresby, 17th-century English politician and diarist. Second printing. After the English Civil War, in 1654 Reresby went abroad, where he became a great friend of Henrietta Maria, the widow of...

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1743-5 4vol HISTORY of ENGLAND Rapin MAPS Plates
1743-5 4vol HISTORY of ENGLAND Rapin MAPS Plates

Price: £1,799.99

Four leatherbound volumes with marble paper covered boards and gilt titles to the spines. Volume I has an engraved frontispiece, 3 fold-out maps, 4 foldout plates, and 49 other plates. Volume II has an engraved frontispiece and...

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1747-50 2 Vols HISTORY of ENGLAND Thomas CARTE First Ed
1747-50 2 Vols HISTORY of ENGLAND Thomas CARTE First Ed

Price: £324.00

  The first editions of the first two volumes of Thomas Carte's somewhat controversial history of England, with Jacobite leanings. Bright, with wide margins. Volume One and Two Only, of Four. "Carte published the first volume...

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1753 The History of the University of Cambridge From Its Original E Carter
1753 The History of the University of Cambridge From Its Original E Carter

Price: £125.00

An historical work on the University of Cambridge.Written by topographer and historian Edmund Carter. The first edition of this work.This work contains a history of each college and hail, their foundations, founders, benefactors, bishops,...

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1756 The Tradesmans Director Shopkeepers Companion Scarce Weights Book-keeping
1756 The Tradesmans Director Shopkeepers Companion Scarce Weights Book-keeping

Price: £2,500.00

A scarce eighteenth century book .Containing such instructions as will enable the shop-keeper to carry on his business with more ease and greater exactness than is usually done.Gives a good overview of the world of business and commerce...

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1764 Valentine Green Survey City Worcester Ecclesiastical Civil Government
1764 Valentine Green Survey City Worcester Ecclesiastical Civil Government

Price: £170.00

An uncommon Eighteenth Century study of Worcester.With pull out illustrations, throughout, this early work is an informed and detailed survey and history, tracing the city from its time under Roman and Saxon rule up until the author's...

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1766-67 2 Vols History of ENGLAND Catharine MACAULAY
1766-67 2 Vols History of ENGLAND Catharine MACAULAY

Price: £175.00

Two volumes, including a first edition, of Macaulay's scarce but historically important History of England. Internally clean with large margins, in need only of care and attention to the binding. Bound in half leather and marbled...

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1766/1666 Medulla Historae Anglicanae Ancient and Present State England Howell
1766/1666 Medulla Historae Anglicanae Ancient and Present State England Howell

Price: £60.00

A work on the monarchs of England.The twelfth edition of this work.Plate to page 33 is lacking half. Plate was a genealogical table on the royal family. Illustrated with eleven plates in total. Title page is erroneously dated 1666,...

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1768 The History of the City and County of Norwich 2 Vols in 1
1768 The History of the City and County of Norwich 2 Vols in 1

Price: £180.00

A late eighteenth-century copy of The History of the City and County of Norwich.Two volumes in one.Dedication from the editor to Mayor Thomas Starling.Features several fold-out plates.

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1770 Clarendon's History of England Illustrated Plates Map First Edition Thus
1770 Clarendon's History of England Illustrated Plates Map First Edition Thus

Price: £695.00

A set of Hugh Clarendon's History of England. The works presents a sweeping view of British history, "Particularly, Its Origin; the Progress of its Empire; Laws; civil and religious Establishments; its various Operations naval and...

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1771 3vols BARONETAGE of England Kimber Johnson plates
1771 3vols BARONETAGE of England Kimber Johnson plates

Price: £1,299.99

Three volumes bound in full leather with gilt titles to the spine, gilt detailing to the boards, and collates complete with 36 plates and in a lovely original binding. Scarce. Containing a genealogical and historical account of...

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1773 New Complete History of England by Temple SYDNEY
1773 New Complete History of England by Temple SYDNEY

Price: £199.99

 

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1774 An Abridgement of the History of England by Dr Goldsmith
1774 An Abridgement of the History of England by Dr Goldsmith

Price: £99.99

A small volume of An Abridgement of the History of England by Dr. Goldsmith.Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1730 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766),...

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1774 The Form and Order of the Coronation of Charles II Robert Douglass V Scarce
1774 The Form and Order of the Coronation of Charles II Robert Douglass V Scarce

Price: £600.00

A very scarce copy of this work on Charles II by Robert Douglass. Rare local Perth imprint.This work gives a detailed account of the coronation of King Charles II, with the sermon preached by Robert Douglass, Minister at Edinburgh, Moderator...

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1781 7vol HISTORY of NORFOLK Antiquities NORWICH scarce
1781 7vol HISTORY of NORFOLK Antiquities NORWICH scarce

Price: £1,400.00

A superb set of this very scarce history of Norfolk. Very rarely seen and then only in individual volumes. Seven leatherbound volumes with gilt detailing to the spine, marble paper covered boards and marble foredge. Volume IV -...

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1782 Rider's British Merlin ALMANAC Cardanus Rider
1782 Rider's British Merlin ALMANAC Cardanus Rider

Price: £205.00

A scarce 1782 Rider's British Merlin almanac and the 1782 Royal Kalender, containing a fascinating variety of information, including agricultural insights, fair dates, members of parliament, colonial ministers, and army officers,...

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1783-1816 4 Vols DOMESDAY BOOK with Indices
1783-1816 4 Vols DOMESDAY BOOK with Indices

Price: £2,450.00

The 1783 Domesday Book, with 1816 Additional Volumes. Bound in leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Publication Information for Volumes I and II from the ESTC #T97297. Volume...

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1789 The Constitution of England or Account of the English Government De Lolme
1789 The Constitution of England or Account of the English Government De Lolme

Price: £185.00

An historical and political text from the eighteenth century.With an engraved frontispiece.A new and revised edition.Written by a Swiss and British political theorist Jean-Louis de Lolme. This work is his most famous and was originally...

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1790 Of London Second Edition Thomas Pennant Scarce Illustrated Historical
1790 Of London Second Edition Thomas Pennant Scarce Illustrated Historical

Price: £280.00

Thomas Pennant's popular historical and observational work.Due to its instant popularity Of London went through several editions.This is the second edition, published the same year as the first.Illustrated, with a frontispiece of Sir...

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1793 2vols The History of the British Colonies in the West Indies Bryan Edwards
1793 2vols The History of the British Colonies in the West Indies Bryan Edwards

Price: £1,900.00

A set of The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the Est Indies by Bryan Edwards.Complete in two volumes.With one large folding map on two separate sheets in volume I, and three double-page and three folding letterpress...

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1793 Science of Heraldry in ENGLAND FIRST colour plates
1793 Science of Heraldry in ENGLAND FIRST colour plates

Price: £1,079.99

A nice clean first edition of Dallaway's work on Heraldry with bright hand-coloured plates First Edition Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, gilt lettering and blind embossed detail. In the original binding. Collated...

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1793 Selection from the Harleian Miscellany of Tracts History Hume Uncommon
1793 Selection from the Harleian Miscellany of Tracts History Hume Uncommon

Price: £250.00

An uncommon copy of this fascinating historical work. The Harleian Miscellany is a collection of material from the library of the Earl of Oxford collated and edited by Samuel Johnson and William...

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1793 Thomas Fyshe Palmer Unitarian Friends of Liberty
1793 Thomas Fyshe Palmer Unitarian Friends of Liberty

Price: £99.99

This pamphlet details the trial of Thomas Fyshe Palmer for his supposed seditious activities with the Friends of Liberty and his subsequent conviction.  Disbound. Taken in Court by Mr. Ramsey, an eminent Short-Hand Writer...

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1793-1806 70vol History of England Hume Bowyer Engravings Complete First Ed Thus
1793-1806 70vol History of England Hume Bowyer Engravings Complete First Ed Thus

Price: £9,950.00

The complete Bowyer's edition of David Hume's seminal work, The History of England, offered here in the publisher's original bindings. A rare example of this work as it was originally offered to its subscribers, in paper and...

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1794 8vol The History of England Tobias Smollett David Hume Illustrated Bromley
1794 8vol The History of England Tobias Smollett David Hume Illustrated Bromley

Price: £230.00

A full set of Smollett's History of England Tobias George Smollett (1721- 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. Although best known for his novels - which include The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine...

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1796-7 8vol History of England David Hume Complete New Edition Biography Illus
1796-7 8vol History of England David Hume Complete New Edition Biography Illus

Price: £480.00

David Hume's famous historical work.A 'New Edition' of the work with the author's final corrections and improvements complete in eight volumes.With a short account of Hume's life to the first volume by himself. Illustrated, with a...

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1797 3vol Annals of Scotland the Accession of Malcolm III to Stewart D Dalrymple
1797 3vol Annals of Scotland the Accession of Malcolm III to Stewart D Dalrymple

Price: £490.00

The complete three volumes of David Dalrymple's Annals of Scotland.With a portrait frontispiece of Sir David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes, to volume I.The Annals of Scotland track Scotland's historical records from the accession of...

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1799-1808 6v PUBLIC CHARACTERS for 1799 to 1807
1799-1808 6v PUBLIC CHARACTERS for 1799 to 1807

Price: £325.00

A collection of Richard Phillips' Public Characters, short biographies of eminent public figures. An important contemporary reference. Normally seen as single volumes for up to 150-200 per volume. A good run, smewhat spotted and...

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1804 2 vols A System of Heraldry Colour Illsutrated Alexander Nisbet Blazon
1804 2 vols A System of Heraldry Colour Illsutrated Alexander Nisbet Blazon

Price: £260.00

A scarce early edition of Nisbet's history and explanation of heraldry.Includes the true art of blazon according to the most approved heralds in Europe.Numerous colour illustrated plates throughout showing arms and symbols with...

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1804 The Antiquities of Ireland Second Edition Edward Ledwich Illustrated
1804 The Antiquities of Ireland Second Edition Edward Ledwich Illustrated

Price: £180.00

A history of Irish towns, monuments, and literature. The second edition, with additions and corrections. To which is added, A Collection of Miscellaneous Antiquities. Illustrated with thirty-nine engraved plates (collated,...

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1806 Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem Sive Escaetarum Temporibus Regum
1806 Calendarium Inquisitionum Post Mortem Sive Escaetarum Temporibus Regum

Price: £69.99

An interesting record of deaths, listing all land owners who held his lands under various forms of feudal land tenure directly from the king.  Written in Latin, with a dedication to King George III in English. "Transcript...

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1807 5 vol The History of ENGLAND Revolution to Death of George II SMOLLETT
1807 5 vol The History of ENGLAND Revolution to Death of George II SMOLLETT

Price: £175.00

A complete set of Smollett's A History of England in Five Volumes, spanning from the reign of William and Mary in 1689 to the death of George II in 1760. Engraved frontispiece of the author with tissue guard in Volume I. Armorial...

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1807 Goldsmith Morell History Of England From Earliest Times To Present Period
1807 Goldsmith Morell History Of England From Earliest Times To Present Period

Price: £69.99

The History of England, From The Earliest Times to The End of The Reign of George II. by Dr. Goldsmith And Continued to The Present Period by Thomas Morell. A new edition. Two volumes bound in one. Embellished with a...

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1808 A History Of The Reign Of James The Second Charles James Fox First Edition
1808 A History Of The Reign Of James The Second Charles James Fox First Edition

Price: £140.00

A first edition of Fox's uncompleted history of James II of England. First Edition. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece of Charles James Fox. With an appendix to the rear. Charles James Fox was a prominent British...

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1808 Charles James Fox History Of Early Part Of The Reign Of James Second First
1808 Charles James Fox History Of Early Part Of The Reign Of James Second First

Price: £250.00

A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second; with an Introductory Chapter to Which is Added an Appendix by the Right Hon. Charles James Fox. Fox was engaged in this history for may years, however, he died before...

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1808 Ready RECKONER Daniel FENNING Joseph MOON
1808 Ready RECKONER Daniel FENNING Joseph MOON

Price: £234.00

A smart copy of this Georgian working book showing the measurements and values of goods. The thirteenth edition. Containing numerous tables allowing readers to 'ascertain the Value of any Number of Hundreds, Pounds, Ounces,...

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1809 2 Vol Grafton's Chronicle History of England 1569 Facsimile Uncommon
1809 2 Vol Grafton's Chronicle History of England 1569 Facsimile Uncommon

Price: £550.00

A handsome first thus facsimile of Richard Grafton's Chronicle, Or History of England. Working under Henry VIII and Edward VI, Richard Grafton (1511-1572) was a King's Printer. He had the monarch's permission to exclusively...

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1809 James Stanier Clarke Life of Admiral Lord Nelson Vol II Illus First History
1809 James Stanier Clarke Life of Admiral Lord Nelson Vol II Illus First History

Price: £260.00

A copy of James Stanier Clarke's The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson. With 9 illustrated plates including frontispiece and end, with 4 maps, collated complete.Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB (1758-1805) was a British flag officer...

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1810 James Caulfield Cromwelliana 1st Edition Of 250 Large Paper Copies
1810 James Caulfield Cromwelliana 1st Edition Of 250 Large Paper Copies

Price: £590.00

A limited edition collection of primary sources on Oliver Cromwell during the civil war period.The work draws together contemporary documents, including newspaper articles and other ephemera, which shed a light on Cromwell, his...

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1811 2 Vol Inquisitionum Ad Capellam Domini Regis Scottish Archives FIRST Ed
1811 2 Vol Inquisitionum Ad Capellam Domini Regis Scottish Archives FIRST Ed

Price: £225.00

Two volumes of this very scarce work on the public archives of Scotland, dating from the early nineteenth century. First Edition. Volume I features a facsimilie of the records. Two volumes from a three volume set. In...

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1811 Inquisitionum ad Capellam Domini Regis Retornatarum Scottish Archives Vol 1
1811 Inquisitionum ad Capellam Domini Regis Retornatarum Scottish Archives Vol 1

Price: £40.00

A scarce work on the public archives of Scotland. First edition. In Latin, with a preface and an address of the House of Commons in English.Volume 1 of three volumes only.

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1811 Richard Burton Admirable Curiosities Greenly Half Calf Illustrated
1811 Richard Burton Admirable Curiosities Greenly Half Calf Illustrated

Price: £210.00

An illustrated 19th century 'new edition' of the 17th century historical work by Nathaniel Crouch - the English printer and bookseller who wrote under the pseudonym Richard Burton. Crouch was considered by later...

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1812 9vl Collins Peerage of England Genealogical Biographical Historical Brydges
1812 9vl Collins Peerage of England Genealogical Biographical Historical Brydges

Price: £325.00

The complete nine volumes of Collins's Peerage of England.In uniform bindings. Arthur Collins' Peerage of England was first published in 1709 and 1712. They were extremely popular. This edition was continued by Samuel Egerton Brydges...

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1812 LORD GRENVILLE LETTER to the Earl of FINGAL
1812 LORD GRENVILLE LETTER to the Earl of FINGAL

Price: £27.99

Disbound volume. William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville PC (25 October 1759 12 January 1834), was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister. The son of Whig Prime Minister George Grenville and Elizabeth Wyndham, daughter...

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1813 Westminster Abbey with Other Occassional Poems illustrated Thomas Maurice
1813 Westminster Abbey with Other Occassional Poems illustrated Thomas Maurice

Price: £120.00

A collection of poems that includes: "Westminster-Abbey : An Elegiac and Historical Poem", "The Lotos of Egypt" and "Hinda; an Arabian Elegy". Features full-page intricate illustrations of Westminster. From the author...

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1814 2vol Gesta Navali Della Monarchia Inglese Stefano Egidio Petronj Illus
1814 2vol Gesta Navali Della Monarchia Inglese Stefano Egidio Petronj Illus

Price: £475.00

A poem of the naval exploits of the British monarchy by Stefano Egidio Petronj. Complete in two volumes. In Italian with a French preface and historical and political notes by Joseph Lavallee. Many monarchs in volume I are...

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1814 Vox Stellarum LOYAL ALMANACK Star Napoleonic MOORE
1814 Vox Stellarum LOYAL ALMANACK Star Napoleonic MOORE

Price: £29.99

An interesting almanac dating from the penultimate year of the Napoleonic Wars, and featuring predictions based on planetary movements. Containing: 'A table of terms and their returns; the full, changes, and quarters of the...

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1815 WILLIAM GODWIN history politics MILTON biography
1815 WILLIAM GODWIN history politics MILTON biography

Price: £799.99

Cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. First edition and a scarce book, which is illustrated with two lovely engraved portraits. This rare book is an ex library copy and is therefore priced accordingly. Lives...

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1816 Battle of Waterloo Series of Accounts Published by Authority Colour Maps
1816 Battle of Waterloo Series of Accounts Published by Authority Colour Maps

Price: £770.00

, Relative to the Battle from a Variety of Authentic and Original Sources, with Connected Official Documents, Forming an Historical Record of the Operations in the Campaign of the Netherlands, 1815By A Near Observer1816 - London -...

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1819 Communications to the Board of Agriculture On Subjects Relative Husbandry
1819 Communications to the Board of Agriculture On Subjects Relative Husbandry

Price: £38.00

The second volume of this agricultural work. With 24 plates in total.Volume II only, lacking Volume I.This work is a selection of articles on the care, cultivation and breeding of crop and livestock farming.There are chapters...

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1819 FOREIGN EXCHANGES Currency British Tables Rates
1819 FOREIGN EXCHANGES Currency British Tables Rates

Price: £252.00

An extensive guide to worldwide currency conversion from Great Britain in the early nineteenth century. Shewing, at one view, any sum of foreign money reduced into British sterling, and British money into foreign, with those countries...

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1820 A Form of Prayer With Thanksgiving Queen Caroline
1820 A Form of Prayer With Thanksgiving Queen Caroline

Price: £29.99

A Georgian prayer for the deliverance of Caroline, Queen Consort of George IV. Tenth edition. Along with 'Psalms from the New Version' by N. Brady and N. Tate to rear.

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1821 An Authentic History of the Coronation of George the Fourth Huish Scarce
1821 An Authentic History of the Coronation of George the Fourth Huish Scarce

Price: £350.00

An extremely scarce record of the coronation of George IV. With engraved frontispiece and five other plates. George's coronation was a magnificent and expensive affair, costing about 243,000 (approximately 18,994,000 as of 2012;...

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1821 Moral Gallantry a Discourse by the Late Sir George Mackenzie
1821 Moral Gallantry a Discourse by the Late Sir George Mackenzie

Price: £58.00

A scarce edition of Moral Gallantry: a Discourse by the Late Sir George Mackenzie, or Rosehaugh, Advocate to King Charles II and King James VII.With other essays, intimately connected with the Subject.With a dedication to the Nobility...

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1822 The History and Antiquities of the Town of Ludlow and its Ancient Castle
1822 The History and Antiquities of the Town of Ludlow and its Ancient Castle

Price: £160.00

A scarce edition of this local interest book on Ludlow.With other particulars interesting to strangers and residents.With an engraved frontispiece of Ludlow.

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1824 4vols BIBLIOTHECA BRITANNICA Robert Watt
1824 4vols BIBLIOTHECA BRITANNICA Robert Watt

Price: £431.99

Four leatherbound volumes with marble paper covered boards, gilt foredge, and marble paper pastedowns. Dr Robert Watt (bapt. May 1, 1774 March 12, 1819) was a Scottish physician and bibliographer. Watt's first bibliographical...

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1825 Lettres sur l'ANGLETERRE by Auguste STAHL-HOLSTEIN
1825 Lettres sur l'ANGLETERRE by Auguste STAHL-HOLSTEIN

Price: £89.99

The uncommon first edition of de Stael-Holstein's letters concerning political and cultural observations of England. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. In The Travellers Club binding, with their emblem to the...

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1825 The Miscellaneous Writings of John Evelyn Esq by William Upcott
1825 The Miscellaneous Writings of John Evelyn Esq by William Upcott

Price: £180.00

This text feature all manner of writings by Evelyn including his translation of "Of Liberty and Servitude" and "The Ladies Dressing-Room Unlock'd". Evelyn is mostly known for his diaries or Memoirs, which are largely contemporaneous...

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1826 3vol The Lives of the Norths Francis North Charles II James II Popish Plot
1826 3vol The Lives of the Norths Francis North Charles II James II Popish Plot

Price: £240.00

An attractive three volume set of this famous biographies of the North family.Complete in three volumes with a frontispiece to each volume.Written by Roger North detailing the lives of his three brothers, the most famous...

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1827 2vols A History of England From the First Invasion of Romans to George III
1827 2vols A History of England From the First Invasion of Romans to George III

Price: £95.00

A well known historical work by Mrs Markham.The second edition of this work.Complete in two volumes.With an illustrated frontispiece to each volume and several vignettes throughout.Written with the intention to be a historical...

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1828 2vols Annals of the Caledonians Picts and Scots Joseph Ritson First Ed
1828 2vols Annals of the Caledonians Picts and Scots Joseph Ritson First Ed

Price: £490.00

Two volumes of Joseph Ritson's historical work.The first edition of this work.First published posthumously as Ritson died in 1803.These two volumes discuss the historical records of the earliest inhabitants of Scotland and Ireland....

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1828-1836 11vols The History of England S Turner Middle Ages Anglo Saxons Tudor
1828-1836 11vols The History of England S Turner Middle Ages Anglo Saxons Tudor

Price: £590.00

A selection of Sharon Turner's History of England works.Works included are: The complete three volumes of the sixth edition of Turner's History of the Anglo-Saxons from the Earliest Period to the Norman Conquest, The complete...

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1830 4vols The History of the Reformation of the Church of England G Burnet
1830 4vols The History of the Reformation of the Church of England G Burnet

Price: £400.00

A comprehensive work on the reformation of the Church of England. With twenty two plates across all volumes.Collated using the binder's instructions, complete.Plates are portraits of the key players in the reformation, the Tudor Monarchs,...

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1830-1833 4 vol Illustrious Personages W. Jerdan First
1830-1833 4 vol Illustrious Personages W. Jerdan First

Price: £390.00

A smart first edition of this interesting account of important nineteenth century figures, with portraits. Bound in full calf, with stamped and gilt lettering and decoration, blindstamped decoration, raised bands, and marbled endpapers. Featuring...

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1836 Tales About Great Britain and Ireland Peter Parley Map Illustrations First
1836 Tales About Great Britain and Ireland Peter Parley Map Illustrations First

Price: £24.99

A book for children describing the author's travels around Britain and Ireland. First edition. With a map and numerous illustrations.

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1837 2Vol Bellenden Archaeology of Popular Phrases and Nursery Rhymes
1837 2Vol Bellenden Archaeology of Popular Phrases and Nursery Rhymes

Price: £295.00

A two volume set of this fascinating work on etymology.Complete in two volumes.John Bellenden was an English botanist known for his wit, and his interest in the history of English and Germanic languages.  Direct from the library...

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1837 William Elphinson The Life And Death Of King James The First Of Scotland
1837 William Elphinson The Life And Death Of King James The First Of Scotland

Price: £65.00

A uncommon account of King James I.With a Latin language account by William Elphinson, Bishop of Aberdeen, as well as an introduction to the manuscript, this is a interesting reproduction of Elphinson's document.

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1839 Richard Thomson Chronicles of London Bridge Antiquary Family Library Illus
1839 Richard Thomson Chronicles of London Bridge Antiquary Family Library Illus

Price: £60.00

A second edition of Richard Thomson's Chronicles of London Bridge. Illustrated with 56 vignettes.Thomson covers new ground as he details the history and stories of London Bridge.Scarce in the original illustrated...

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1841 Edward Jesse A Summers Day At Windsor And A Visit To Eton Illustrated First
1841 Edward Jesse A Summers Day At Windsor And A Visit To Eton Illustrated First

Price: £39.99

Following the favourable recepotion of his guide to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens , Edward Jesse decided to undertake a similar notice of Windsor Castle and its locatlities. A scarce first edition. With a foldout plan of...

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1842 3V T. Fuller The Church History Of Britain Until The Year 1648 Lib. Cloth
1842 3V T. Fuller The Church History Of Britain Until The Year 1648 Lib. Cloth

Price: £140.00

A nineteenth century edition of Fullers work on the history of the church, first published in 1655, complete with eleven books in three volumes and rebound in a library cloth binding. Thomas Fuller was a prolific author,...

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1844 Charles Knight Caxton A Biography Illustrated Printing History
1844 Charles Knight Caxton A Biography Illustrated Printing History

Price: £20.00

Knight's biography of William Caxton.William Caxton was the first English printer, importer, and translater of books. He introduced the first printing press to England in 1476. Knight was an English publisher, editor, and author. The...

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1845 2vol Old England Pictorial Museum Of Popular Antiquities Colour Plate First
1845 2vol Old England Pictorial Museum Of Popular Antiquities Colour Plate First

Price: £69.99

A pictorial history of English architecture, monuments and antiquities from the Roman Period to the 1850's, in seven books. With twenty-four illuminated colour engravings including illuminated titles and numerous...

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1846 8v Ecclesiastical History Jeremy Collier Nonjuring
1846 8v Ecclesiastical History Jeremy Collier Nonjuring

Price: £175.00

A nearly complete set of this scarce British history from nonjuring clergyman and historian Jeremy Collier, in a fine binding. Bound in calf with gilt lettering and decoration. These volumes have been rebacked. Volumes I - IV and VI...

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1846 The Battle for Native Industry The Debate Upon The Corn Law Vol II
1846 The Battle for Native Industry The Debate Upon The Corn Law Vol II

Price: £89.99

Volume Two only A documentation of the meetings in the House of Commons held in discussion of the corn laws and the anticipated impact this would have. This volume includes all meetings from March 13 to June 25 1846. ...

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1847-1910 7 Vols The CAMDEN MISCELLANY Camden Society
1847-1910 7 Vols The CAMDEN MISCELLANY Camden Society

Price: £175.00

Seven Volumes of The Camden Miscellany published by The Camden Society. A good run of a periodical normally found one volume at a time. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. With an armorial namplate for William John...

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1848 3 Vols History ENGLAND Revolution George Second Tobias SMOLLETT
1848 3 Vols History ENGLAND Revolution George Second Tobias SMOLLETT

Price: £195.00

Three volumes of Smollett's popular History of England. A New Edition. 'Designed as a continuation of Mr. Hume's History'. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece. Three of four volumes. Tobias George Smollett (19 March...

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1849 2vol The History of England Thirty Years' Peace Harriet Martineau
1849 2vol The History of England Thirty Years' Peace Harriet Martineau

Price: £175.00

Harriet Martineau's popular history of England from 1816 to 1846.Illustrated throughout with 28 plates, including numerous folding maps. Harriet Martineau (12 June 1802 27 June 1876) was an English social theorist and Whig writer,...

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1849 7vol Earl Of Clarendon The History Of Rebellion And Civil Wars In England
1849 7vol  Earl Of Clarendon The History Of Rebellion And Civil Wars In England

Price: £845.00

Edward Earl of Clarendon's contemporary History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England together with an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland for the first time carefully printed from the original MS. preserved...

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1850-5 4vol The History of England From the Accession of James II T B Macaulay
1850-5 4vol The History of England From the Accession of James II T B Macaulay

Price: £130.00

Thomas Babington Macaulay's most famous work.Volumes I - IV of original five volume set. Volume I is seventh edition. Volume II is fourth editionVolumes III and IV don't state edition. A History of England was first published in 1848...

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1851 Joseph Haydn book of Dignities Rolls of Official Personage British Empire
1851 Joseph Haydn book of Dignities Rolls of Official Personage British Empire

Price: £25.00

An uncommon first edition of Joseph Haydn's The Book of Dignities.A comprehensive list of royalty and statesmen throughout Europe, from the late Middle Ages to 1851, including officers of the royal Household.

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1853 A Popular Account of the Priory of Llanthony Near Gloucester John Clarke
1853 A Popular Account of the Priory of Llanthony Near Gloucester John Clarke

Price: £29.99

An interesting study on the history of Llanthony Priory in modern-day Monmouthshire. First edition. The priory dates back to around the year 1100, when Norman nobleman Walter de Lacy reputedly came upon a ruined chapel of St. David...

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1857 CHARLES the FIFTH William ROBERTSON W. Prescott
1857 CHARLES the FIFTH William ROBERTSON  W. Prescott

Price: £150.00

A bright one volume edition of Charles the Fifth by William Robertson. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. In one volume, complete. With Geo. Robertson's bookbinder's ink stamp on the front...

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1857 REPORT Contracts Public Dept SELECT COMMITTEE
1857 REPORT Contracts Public Dept SELECT COMMITTEE

Price: £71.99

An uncommon report by the Select Committee on contracts for Public Departments. The Select Committee were 'appointed to inquire into the Principle adopted for making Contracts for the Supply of the Public Departments, and the Effect...

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1857-73 2 Vols VOCABULARIES National Antiquities Wright
1857-73 2 Vols VOCABULARIES National Antiquities Wright

Price: £295.00

A fascinating and very scarce Victorian philological guide to the history of the English language, especially Anglo-Saxon, with vocabulary glossaries. Illustrating the

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1858 Historica Regis Hemrici Septimi Edited By James Gairdner Lithograph Frontis
1858 Historica Regis Hemrici Septimi Edited By James Gairdner Lithograph Frontis

Price: £34.99

Historia Regis Henrici Septimi, a Bernardo Andrea Tholosate Conscripta; Necnon Alia Quaedam ad Eundem Regem Spectantia. Edited by James Gairdner.In English.The History of King Henry VII, composed by Bernard Andrew Tholosate.With three...

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1861 Archibald Alison British Empire Historical Biographical Geographical Illus
1861 Archibald Alison British Empire Historical Biographical Geographical Illus

Price: £140.00

A scarce copy of Archibald Alison's The British Empire.With numerous in text illustrations.With essays from several esteemed historians and authors, The British Empire covers the geographical extent and history of the British...

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1861 Education Commission Appendix Minutes of Evidence Before Commissioners VI
1861 Education Commission Appendix Minutes of Evidence Before Commissioners VI

Price: £49.99

A volume containing the minutes of evidence taken before the commissioners of education in England between the years 1859 and 1860. The commission investigated the state of popular education in England.

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1861 George II Set of Bound Acts
1861 George II Set of Bound Acts

Price: £49.99

A book on certain acts enacted during the reign of George II.George II (1683 - 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Leburg (Hanover) and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his...

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1862 Report Inspectors PRISONS Southern Midland Britain
1862 Report Inspectors PRISONS Southern Midland Britain

Price: £35.99

An interesting report by the Inspectors of Prisons, including overviews of prisons, and statistics. Part I concerns the Southern District, and Part II the Midland District. 'Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command...

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1863 The Board's General Orders Tobacco Letters Import Export Laws Decrees
1863 The Board's General Orders Tobacco Letters Import Export Laws Decrees

Price: £160.00

A very scarce collection of general orders from 1863 relating to the import and export of tobacco. Ninety-three typed and handwritten orders signed by Geo. Dickins and J. B. Hale.Contains instructions for ascertaining...

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1864-65 4 Vols WORKS of MACAULAY History & Essays
1864-65 4 Vols WORKS of MACAULAY History & Essays

Price: £280.00

Macaulay's History of England uniformly bound with his Critical and Historical Essays and Miscellaneous Writings. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and decoration. The History of England is four volumes, bound as two. Critical...

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1866 3vol The History of King Arthur and Knights of the Round Table Meredith Sig
1866 3vol The History of King Arthur and Knights of the Round Table Meredith Sig

Price: £1,200.00

Sir Thomas Malory's reworking of the tales of King Arthur.Known as Le Morte Darthur this work is the best known work of Arthurian literature.With a gift inscription from famous Victorian novelist and poet George Meredith to half...

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1867 Improvement Society Diffusion Knowledge T. Dick
1867 Improvement Society Diffusion Knowledge T. Dick

Price: £29.99

A copy of this work on the improvement of society through the dissemination of knowledge. Bound in half leather, with cloth coverings, gilt lettering and decoration, raised bands, and gilt pages. Illustrated with engravings. ...

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1869-73 2Vol Robert Walton Random Recollections of the Midland Circuit Signed
1869-73 2Vol Robert Walton Random Recollections of the Midland Circuit Signed

Price: £650.00

A scare two volume set of Robert Walton's Random Recollections.First editions. The first series was published in 1869 and achieved such success that a second series was issued in 1873.In attractive bindings by J Aston.Inscribed by...

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1870 5vol The History of England From the Accession of James II T B Macaulay
1870 5vol The History of England From the Accession of James II T B Macaulay

Price: £220.00

Thomas Babington Macaulay's major historical work.In J Low bindings for the Law Society of The United Kingdom. Their crest is gilt stamped to the front board of all volumes.With an engraved portrait of Macaulay to the first volume....

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1871 English Heraldry Charles Boutell Illustrated Second Ed Genealogy
1871 English Heraldry Charles Boutell Illustrated Second Ed Genealogy

Price: £26.00

The second edition of this illustrated guide to English Heraldry.With four hundred and fifty vignette illustrations and an engraved frontispiece.Drawings and engravings by R B Utting. With an attractive black and red title page.Charles...

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1874-87 8vol Greville Memoirs Queen Victoria and King George IV and William IV
1874-87 8vol Greville Memoirs Queen Victoria and King George IV and William IV

Price: £140.00

The complete memoirs of Charles Greville.Part I: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV Edited by Henry Reeve. (1874), Volumes I-III, Second Edition. Part II: A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria...

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1875 8vols The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns George William Victoria
1875 8vols The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns George William Victoria

Price: £990.00

The complete eight volume of Charles Greville's memoirs.The first three volumes are the fifth edition and the final five volumes are all first editions.With the bookplate of William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden to the front...

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1876 Memoirs of Eminent Etonians by Sir Edward Creasy Illustrated Full Calf Gilt
1876 Memoirs of Eminent Etonians by Sir Edward Creasy Illustrated Full Calf Gilt

Price: £65.00

A charming new edition of this work by Sir Edward Creasy.Complete, with thirteen full page monochrome illustrations. Sir Edward Creasy was an English historian and jurist. Within this work, Creasy details the lives of some of...

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1876 TELL-TROTHES New-Years Gift Passionate Morrice Tom Trades Glasse
1876 TELL-TROTHES New-Years Gift Passionate Morrice Tom Trades Glasse

Price: £34.99

A collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean essays and tracts, collected by and published for the New Shakespeare Society in 1876. Includes: Tell-Trothes New-Yeares Gift being Robin Good-feelowes newes out of those countries...

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1883 Collectanea Genealogica by Earl of Crawfurd Signed by his Son Very Scarce
1883 Collectanea Genealogica by Earl of Crawfurd Signed by his Son Very Scarce

Price: £195.00

A genealogical collection concerning the upper echelons of British society. With interesting notes and amendments in ink by 'Crawfurd', stated to be the son of Lord Crawfurd, who gained possession of the manuscript before the death...

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1884 J. R. Seeley The Expansion of England: Two Courses of Lectures Tauchnitz Ed
1884 J. R. Seeley The Expansion of England: Two Courses of Lectures Tauchnitz Ed

Price: £19.00

A Tauchnitz edition of The Expansion of England: Two Courses of Lectures.John Robert Seeley (1834 1895) was an English essayist and historian. The Expansion of England is a book by an English historian about the growth of the British...

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1884 REPORT Appendix London LIVERY COMPANIES Commission
1884 REPORT Appendix London LIVERY COMPANIES Commission

Price: £198.00

A scarce report of the Royal Commission into the state of the City of London Livery Companies. Containing 'The Reports and Memoranda of the Commissioners' and 'The Oral Inquiry'. 'The Oral Enquiry' includes interviews with liverymen,...

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1885 4vols History of The English People John Richard Green Illustrated Maps
1885 4vols History of The English People John Richard Green Illustrated Maps

Price: £140.00

The complete four volumes of this historical work.Comprising of the following work:Volume I: Early England 449-1071, Foreign Kings 1071-1214, The Charter 1204-1291, The Parliament 1307-1461.Volume II: The Monarchy 1461-1540, The Reformation...

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1886 2vol The Gentleman's Magazine Archaeology George Laurence Gomme
1886 2vol The Gentleman's Magazine Archaeology George Laurence Gomme

Price: £34.99

A collection of archaeological essays from The Gentlema's Magazine. Including chapters on Stone and Flint Implementation, Celtic Remains in Kent, British Villages and more. Bookplate of L. E. J. Brooke to front pastedown. Complete...

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1889 7Vols Lord Macaulay The History Of England From The Accession Of James II
1889 7Vols Lord Macaulay The History Of England From The Accession Of James II

Price: £75.00

Seven volumes of Macaulay's famous History of England, uniformly bound.Thomas Babington Macaulay was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history.Macaulay's...

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1890 The Testimony of Tradition David MacRitchie Illustrated British Folk Lore
1890 The Testimony of Tradition David MacRitchie Illustrated British Folk Lore

Price: £39.99

A study of British traditions from David MacRitchie, including examinations of cairns and burial mounds. Including many plates, and illustrations in the text.

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1892 Richard Jefferies The Toilers of the Field Limited Large Paper Edition
1892 Richard Jefferies The Toilers of the Field Limited Large Paper Edition

Price: £125.00

A posthumous collection of writings from this British nature writer, who published prolifically on a great many topics.English rural life runs through the majority of Jefferies' essays, novels, letters, and natural history books. The...

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1892-94 4v Short HISTORY of ENGLISH People GREEN Illus
1892-94 4v Short HISTORY of ENGLISH People GREEN Illus

Price: £659.99

An illustrated edition of Green's influential Short History in smart uniform bindings, looking great on the shelf. Complete in Four Volumes. With a selection of plates and maps. John Richard Green, 1837-1883, was an English historian....

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1893 4vol History of the Great Civil War Samuel Gardiner Maps Uncommon
1893 4vol History of the Great Civil War Samuel Gardiner Maps Uncommon

Price: £150.00

An uncommon copy of this set on the English Civil War by Samuel Rawson Gardiner. Collated complete.Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1829-1902) was an English historian who specialised in 17th century English history, and is regarded as the...

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1893 Francis Aidan Gasquet Henvry VIII And The English Monasteries Vol. II 1stEd
1893 Francis Aidan Gasquet Henvry VIII And The English Monasteries Vol. II 1stEd

Price: £24.00

A first edition second volume of the Benedictine monk's history of his medieval brethren's suppression, with fold-out maps. Gasquet had a successful ecclesiastical career. He overcame ill health to become President...

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1894 2Vol History of Civilization in England Henry T. Buckle H.Sotheran Binding
1894 2Vol History of Civilization in England Henry T. Buckle H.Sotheran Binding

Price: £29.99

An uncommon set of Henry Thomas Buckle's History of Civilization in England. Nicely bound in full tree calf bindings, by H.Sotheran and Co.Volume one and two of the original three.

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1895 A Short History of the English People One Volume Edition John Richard Green
1895 A Short History of the English People One Volume Edition John Richard Green

Price: £28.00

A one-volume edition of John Richard Green's popular history.With a colour frontispiece and six further maps.With the bookplate of Arthur Stafford Crawley, Canon of Windsor, to both pastedowns. Arthur Stafford Crawley was educated...

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1895-1900 24 Vols Publications from THE CAMDEN SOCIETY
1895-1900 24 Vols Publications from THE CAMDEN SOCIETY

Price: £950.00

An uncommon, thoroughly interesting twenty-four volume set of The Camden Society publications rare to find in such a nice uniform run. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. A Roll of the Household...

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1895-1926 REPORTS AGRICULTURE Credit Germany Ireland
1895-1926 REPORTS AGRICULTURE Credit Germany Ireland

Price: £143.99

An interesting collection of reports and records concerning agriculture and agricultural credit. Comprising: 'The Recent Development of German Agriculture' by T.H. Middleton for the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries (1916); 'Second...

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1896 James Anthony Froude English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century Fine
1896 James Anthony Froude English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century Fine

Price: £95.00

A new edition of renowned historian James Anthony Froude's English Seaman in the Sixteenth Century.Includes chapter on 'John Hawkins and the African Slave Trade', 'Drake's Voyage Around the World', and 'The Great Expedition to the...

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1897 London Statistics 1895-96 Vol VI County Council Population Health Labour
1897 London Statistics 1895-96 Vol VI County Council Population Health Labour

Price: £99.99

A fascinating collection of statistics on the County of London, with numerous tables and large, colourful fold-out maps. Including statistics on population, health, labour, lunacy, taxation, water and transport. Maps include the...

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1897 The English Regalia Cyril Davenport Illustrated Limited Edition Crown Royal
1897 The English Regalia Cyril Davenport Illustrated Limited Edition Crown Royal

Price: £42.00

A work on the English Regalia.Limited edition, number 316 of five hundred copies printed. Illustrated throughout, with numerous full page plates in colour as well as black and white vignettes.The author, Cyril James Humphries Davenport,...

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1897-1911 Newspaper JUBILEE CORONATION Victoria George
1897-1911 Newspaper JUBILEE CORONATION Victoria George

Price: £330.00

A fascinating collection of news publications concerning the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (June 1897) and the Coronation of King George V (June 1911). The following items relate to the Diamond Jubilee: 'The Illustrated...

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1898 Folk-Lore Old Customs and Tales of My Neighbours Fletcher Moss Illustrated
1898 Folk-Lore Old Customs and Tales of My Neighbours Fletcher Moss Illustrated

Price: £140.00

The first edition of this fascinating anthology of English folk-lore.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.With numerous photographic illustrations, both vignette and full...

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1898 The Englishman's House C. J. Richardson Illustrated New Edition
1898 The Englishman's House C. J. Richardson Illustrated New Edition

Price: £65.00

A new edition of Charles James Richardson's survey of the nineteenth-century bourgeois household.C. J. Richardson (1806 - 1871) was a architect and art collector, who became chiefly known as a pioneer of the Victorian appreciation...

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1898 The Growth of the English Constitution Edward A Freeman Bickers Binding
1898 The Growth of the English Constitution  Edward A Freeman Bickers Binding

Price: £115.00

An attractive century copy of Edward Augustus Freeman's The Growth of the English Constitution. Bound by Bickers and Son of Leicester Square for Felsted School.Edward Augustus Freeman was an historian, architectural artist...

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1898 W Douglas Cromwell's Scotch Campaigns 1650-51 First Edition
1898 W Douglas Cromwell's Scotch Campaigns 1650-51 First Edition

Price: £34.00

A first edition of this work on Cromwell's Scotch campaigns.With many uncut pagesRegarded by many as Cromwell's military masterpiece, his campaign in Scotland in 1650-51, came perilously close to disaster, but was turned...

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18982 Vols Genealogical and Heraldic History of Landed Gentry Burke Illustrated
18982 Vols Genealogical and Heraldic History of Landed Gentry Burke Illustrated

Price: £175.00

A through two volume history of the landed gentry in Great Britain and Ireland from the noted genealogists, the Burke Family. Volume one covers Abney of Measham Hall to Oxley of Minster House and volume two is Reynell-Pack of Netherton...

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1899 Fasti Etonenses History of Eton Celebrated Etonians A C Benson
1899 Fasti Etonenses History of Eton Celebrated Etonians A C Benson

Price: £39.99

A history of Eton College, told through the lives of some of its famous students. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates, some of which are coloured. Including chapters on De Quincey, Charles Simeon, Tennyson and many others....

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1900 Early Britain Alfred J Church Fifth Impression Illustrated
1900 Early Britain Alfred J Church Fifth Impression Illustrated

Price: £59.99

Alfred J. Church's history of England, from the time of the Celts to the Norman conquest. Fifth impression. Illustrated throughout with plates, illustrations in the text, and a folding coloured map.

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1900-05 4vol Works of W H Wilkins Love of an Uncrowned Queen Mrs Fitzherbert
1900-05 4vol Works of W H Wilkins Love of an Uncrowned Queen Mrs Fitzherbert

Price: £245.00

A uniformly-bound assortment of the biographies of Georgian noblewomen from W. H. Wilkins.First editions. Containing:The Love of an Uncrowned Queen: Sophie Dorothea, Consort of George I, and her Correspondence with Philip Christopher...

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1901 2vol The Amusements of Old London William B Boulton Illustrated First Ed
1901 2vol The Amusements of Old London William B Boulton Illustrated First Ed

Price: £240.00

An interesting historical work on London. The first edition.Complete in two volumes.Illustrated throughout, with twelve hand coloured plates. The plates have been reproduced from contemporary engravings.This work discusses the sports,...

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1901, 1911 2vol Library Catalogue BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE
1901, 1911 2vol Library Catalogue BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE

Price: £499.99

Nicely bound library catalogues. Two full leather hardbacks with gilt lettering and decoration. Governor's copy. Scarce (Probably unique copy). First edition. The Bishopsgate Institute opened in 1895 and is a cultural institute. The...

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1902 Francis Bacon our Shake-Speare Edwin Reed First Edition
1902 Francis Bacon our Shake-Speare Edwin Reed First Edition

Price: £99.99

A fascinating study into the Shakespeare authorship theory, as well as the plays accredited to him and their historical context. First edition. Featuring a frontispiece facsimile, portraying Francis Bacon. From the private...

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1902 John Heneage Jesse Charles The Second First Edition Quarter Calf And Vellum
1902 John Heneage Jesse Charles The Second First Edition Quarter Calf And Vellum

Price: £130.00

An excellent first edition of John Jesses history of Charles the Second, bound in quarter morocco, from the library of Voltelin Heath. Charles both lost and regained his throne. After being defeated by Oliver Cromwell...

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1902 Social Service Conditions of The Poor George Tanfield Scarce
1902 Social Service Conditions of The Poor George Tanfield Scarce

Price: £140.00

A book on the objectives of the Darlington Central Mission and Workingman's Home. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. With chapters on subjects including the housing of the poor and the unemployed and how to...

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1902-10 2Vols John Knox Laughton The Naval Miscellany Navy Records Society Illus
1902-10 2Vols John Knox Laughton The Naval Miscellany Navy Records Society Illus

Price: £58.00

Two volumes of diverse writings on naval matters, deriving in the main from the Elizabethan period to the Napoleonic Wars. The works constitute numbers XX and XL in the series of the Navy Records Society. The...

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1902-8 3 vols Froissart's Modern Chronicles History Gou
1902-8 3 vols Froissart's Modern Chronicles History Gou

Price: £95.99

Three cloth covered hardback with decorated boards. "I have endeavoured in this little book to chronicle the political history of the last sixteen years in the spirit and language of Sir John Froissart, as if the events recorded...

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1903 Henry Tanner's Old English Doorways Illustrated
1903 Henry Tanner's Old English Doorways Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A detailed history on Old English Doorways.A Series of Historical Examples from Tudor Times to the End of the XVIII Century.Illustrated on Seventy Plates reproduced in collotype from photographs specially taken by W. Galsworthy Davie.With...

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1903 Old English Doorways by Henry Tanner Illustrated
1903 Old English Doorways by Henry Tanner Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A detailed history on Old English Doorways.A Series of Historical Examples from Tudor Times to the End of the XVIII Century.Illustrated on Seventy Plates reproduced in collotype from photographs specially taken by W. Galsworthy Davie.With...

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1903-05 Alfred Neobard Palmer's A History of the Old Parish of Gresford
1903-05 Alfred Neobard Palmer's A History of the Old Parish of Gresford

Price: £295.00

A historical reference book by Alfred Neobard Palmer.Reprinted from the Archaeologia Cambrensis, July, 1903.Alfred Neobard Palmer (18471915) was a chemist and local historian. He published several books concerning the local history...

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1905 Report PUBLIC HEALTH Acts Amendment Bill Committee
1905 Report PUBLIC HEALTH Acts Amendment Bill Committee

Price: £49.99

A scarce Edwardian report on the Public Health Acts Amendment Bill, containing numerous interview transcripts. 'Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed'. With a bookbinder's stamp for W. Easy, London, to the front pastedown. In...

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1906 Report Education PROVISION MEALS Select Committee
1906 Report Education PROVISION MEALS Select Committee

Price: £44.99

A scarce Edwardian report concerning the provision of midday meals for children by the State. 'Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed'. Featuring numerous tables and interview transcripts. With a bookbinder's stamp...

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1908 Charles Boutell English Heraldry Illustrated
1908 Charles Boutell English Heraldry Illustrated

Price: £29.99

A revised tenth edition of Charles Boutell's English Heraldry, with nearly five hundred illustrations.The Rev. Charles Boutell (181277) was a Norfolk archaeologist, antiquary and clergyman, publishing books on brasses, arms and armour...

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1908 Herbert A. P. Trendell Dress Worn at His Majesty's Court Plates
1908 Herbert A. P. Trendell Dress Worn at His Majesty's Court Plates

Price: £124.00

A first edition of Dress Worn at His Majesty's Court - Issued with the Authority of the Lord Chamberlain.Illustrated by coloured plates specially prepared; and containing also an appendix dealing with undress uniforms, white tropical...

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1908-1911 LAND TAXATION Transfer Acts Sinking Funds
1908-1911 LAND TAXATION Transfer Acts Sinking Funds

Price: £143.99

An interesting collection of economic records relating to the Land Transfer Acts, land taxation, and sinking funds. There is a hand written contents page listing: 'Report from the Committee on the Application of Sinking Funds in...

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1909 An Introductory History of England The Great European War Rossall First
1909 An Introductory History of England The Great European War Rossall First

Price: £130.00

A history of England, illustrated with fold-out maps and plates. First edition.  A presentation copy from Rossall School, awarded in 1910 to J. G. Barr. With a presentation label to front pastedown and the school motto to...

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1909 British and Foreign Arms and Armour Extra Illustrated First Ed C H Ashdown
1909 British and Foreign Arms and Armour Extra Illustrated First Ed C H Ashdown

Price: £145.00

Charles Ashdown's work on arms and armour.Illustrated throughout, with 42 plates and hundreds of vignettes.This is the first edition of this work.Rebound, with numerous blank leaves inserted for notes and for extra illustrations. Prior...

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1909 British Military Prints by Ralph Nevill with Plates
1909 British Military Prints by Ralph Nevill with Plates

Price: £120.00

A first edition of British Military Prints.By Ralph Nevill, Author of Old Sporting Prints, French Prints of the 18th Century, &c.With eighty-eight full page plates, many in colour.With a List of Military Prints and Books with Plates...

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1910 London City Sir Walter Besant Illustrated History Topography First Edition
1910 London City Sir Walter Besant Illustrated History Topography First Edition

Price: £58.00

An interesting topographical study of London. The first edition of this work.With a very large folding map of London to the rear of  the work.Containing several illustrated plates and in-text illustrations.This work...

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1910 The Records of the City of Norwich II Illustrated Colour Plate Folding Plan
1910 The Records of the City of Norwich II Illustrated Colour Plate Folding Plan

Price: £39.99

A historical work on the city of Norwich. With many monochrome plates, including a fold-out plan of Norwich, and one full-colour plate. Volume II only of a two part set.

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1911 3 Vols Hebert Cescinsky English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century
1911 3 Vols Hebert Cescinsky English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century

Price: £300.00

Three volumes of Cescinsky's English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century.The first volume includes a "Parallel History of Europe in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, with Population of the Various Countries in the Year 1800"...

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1911 Beside The Bonnie Brier Bush Ian Maclaren Scotland Etchings
1911 Beside The Bonnie Brier Bush Ian Maclaren Scotland Etchings

Price: £18.00

A signed copy of Ian Maclaren's popular Beside The Bonnie Brier Bush, with etchings by William Hole R.S.A.Maclaren found this collection of stories to be wildly successful upon its initial publication in 1894. The illustrations...

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1912 A Hamilton Thompson Military Architecture In England During The Middle Ages
1912 A Hamilton Thompson Military Architecture In England During The Middle Ages

Price: £34.99

A first edition of Professor A. Hamilton Thompson's Military Architecture in England During the Middle Ages.A comprehensive and detailed survey of English castles in the Middle Ages, in which an "attempt is made to trace the growth...

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1912 Deeds that Won Empire Historic Battle Scenes Illustrated Spottiswoode Bind
1912 Deeds that Won Empire Historic Battle Scenes Illustrated Spottiswoode Bind

Price: £50.00

A book on military history.The twenty-seventh edition of this work.With a frontispiece, numerous portraits and several plans. Formed from articles written by Fitchett originally published in The Argus under the same name. Once published...

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1912 ENGLISH CHARACTERS Spencer Leigh Hughes Illus
1912 ENGLISH CHARACTERS Spencer Leigh Hughes Illus

Price: £36.99

Hardbound volume with green cloth covered boards and gilt title to the spine and front board, with 16 illustrations. This humorous volume contains chapters on Statesmen and Politicians, Title People, Official People, Cranks...

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1912 The Shakespeare Myth & Macbeth proves Bacon Edwin During-Lawrence Signed
1912 The Shakespeare Myth & Macbeth proves Bacon Edwin During-Lawrence Signed

Price: £170.00

A scarce pair of works from Edwin Durning-Lawrence, exploring the Shakespeare authorship theory. Neatly inscribed by the author to the endpaper. Contains the scarce work of Macbeth Proves Bacon is Shakespeare. Featuring...

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1914 2 vol Report SICKNESS BENEFIT National Insurance
1914 2 vol Report SICKNESS BENEFIT National Insurance

Price: £69.99

A scarce report on sickness benefit claims, featuring a number of tables and interview transcripts. 'Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty'. Each front pastedown has a bookbinder's stamp for Kelly and...

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1916 2vols in 4 Shakespeares England Life and Manners of His Age Bickers Binding
1916 2vols in 4 Shakespeares England Life and Manners of His Age Bickers Binding

Price: £495.00

A fascinating collection of essays by various Shakespearean scholars.Two volumes bound as four volumes.With 195 illustrations across all volumes ranging from portraits to facsimile title pages of contemporary works.In a Bickers and...

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1917 Report WELFARE BLIND Departmental Committee Health
1917 Report WELFARE BLIND Departmental Committee Health

Price: £49.99

An uncommon and interesting report on the welfare of blind people, dating from the time of the First World War. 'Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty'. Featuring numerous tables and interview transcripts. With...

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1920 British Secret Service During the Great War by Nicholas Everitt First
1920 British Secret Service During the Great War by Nicholas Everitt First

Price: £260.00

An account of the adventures of Nicholas Everitt in the Secret Service during World War I. First edition. With a foreword by Viscount Northcliffe. Label of The Times Book Club to rear pastedown.

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1921 A Short History of the English People John Richard Green Prize Binding
1921 A Short History of the English People John Richard Green Prize Binding

Price: £44.00

A succinct one-volume edition of Green's A Short History.Illustrated, with six maps.This work discusses several notable figures and periods from English history. Green was particular in noting that this work is 'a history, not...

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1922 2v English DECORATION FURNITURE Renaissance Illus
1922 2v English DECORATION FURNITURE Renaissance Illus

Price: £210.00

Two first editions from this wonderful series examining historical British decorations and furniture. Featuring a colour frontispiece and numerous black and white photographic plates. With additional illustrations, drawn...

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1922 Alfred Watkins Early British Trackways Ley Lines Photographs 1st Edition
1922 Alfred Watkins Early British Trackways Ley Lines Photographs 1st Edition

Price: £60.00

A first edition of the text of this work by Alfred WatkinsThe text of a lecture given to the Woolhope Naturalist' Field Club in September 1921.With 18 full page photographic plates and two maps.Alfred Watkins was an English author,...

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1922-25 Bodley Head Quartos Elizabethan Quartos
1922-25 Bodley Head Quartos Elizabethan Quartos

Price: £83.99

Three volumes of Bodley Head Quartos in a calf binding. Bodley Head Quartos, Volume XII, II, and IV. Elizabethan Quartos. The English Romayne Lyfe by Anthony Munday. Fovre Letters and certeine Sonnets by Gabriel Harvey. Kind-Hartes...

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1923 The English 1909-1922 Frank Fox A Gossip British History
1923 The English 1909-1922 Frank Fox A Gossip British History

Price: £19.99

A brief history of England in the early twentieth century from Frank Fox. Including chapters such as A Voyage of Discovery, England at Work, English Politics and many others.

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1923 The Taylor Papers Signed by Author Luddenham Davington Faversham Family
1923 The Taylor Papers Signed by Author Luddenham Davington Faversham Family

Price: £90.00

A scarce signed story of the Faversham Taylor family who's exploits have fascinated their descendants. Signed "To Leland L. Durean, with the author's kindest regards. July 1923."The Taylor family spread from Luddenham to Davington,...

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1924 R King Old Tyneside Street Cries Illus F Austin Child Local History Scarce
1924 R King Old Tyneside Street Cries Illus F Austin Child Local History Scarce

Price: £110.00

A beautiful copy of Old Tyneside Street Cries, collected by Robert King.Illustrated throughout by F Austin Child.Personally printed by Robert King at Priory Press. Part of a limited pressing of 120.This publication captures...

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1924 SANDHURST Berks Captain Gerard Ainslie Kempthorne Royal Army Medical Corps
1924 SANDHURST Berks Captain Gerard Ainslie Kempthorne Royal Army Medical Corps

Price: £89.99

A history of the Berkshire town of Sandhurst, dating from the 1920s. 'Reprinted, with permission, from the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Archeological Journal'. Gerard Ainslie Kempthorne was formerly captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps. ...

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1925 A Richardson H Donadlson The English Inn Past & Present Illustrated 1st Ed
1925 A Richardson H Donadlson The English Inn Past & Present Illustrated 1st Ed

Price: £37.00

A charming illustrated study of the English Inn, by two leading architectural writers and commentators.Richardson was Professor of Architecture at University College, London, and Eberlein was an American architectural writer....

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1925 NORWICH Museum Centenary Souvenir 1825-1925 Illus
1925 NORWICH Museum Centenary Souvenir 1825-1925 Illus

Price: £69.99

A scarce presentation copy of this interesting souvenir of the centenary of Norwich Museum. Bound in the original paper wraps, with printed lettering and decoration, and a ribbon tie. Featuring numerous hand tipped photographic...

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1925-1929 3 vol Committee INDUSTRY TRADE Balfour Report
1925-1929 3 vol Committee INDUSTRY TRADE Balfour Report

Price: £239.99

An interesting set of economic works from the Committee on Industry and Trade, relating to the Balfour Report. Volume I contains 'Survey of Industrial Relations: Based on material mainly derived from official sources, with...

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1926 Arthur Weigall Wanderings in Roman Britain Illustrated First Edition
1926 Arthur Weigall Wanderings in Roman Britain Illustrated First Edition

Price: £20.00

A first edition of Arthur Weigall's Wanderings in Roman Britain.With many illustrations and 12 plates.A stage designer and author, Arthur Weigall was known predominantly as an Egyptologist though he wrote historical biographies and...

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1926 Cambridge University An Episodical History Arthur Gray Colour Illustrated
1926 Cambridge University An Episodical History Arthur Gray Colour Illustrated

Price: £95.00

An historical work on Cambridge University.Illustrated, with numerous plates both colour and monochrome of university buildings and features.Written by Arthur Gray.This work is a slightly edited reprint of the title which was...

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1926 Lost London Being a Description of Landmarks Which Have Disappeared
1926 Lost London Being a Description of Landmarks Which Have Disappeared

Price: £160.00

A fascinating work on the history of London.This particular publication deals with the lost landmarks of the city.Limited edition, one of 1025 copies of this work.With the original dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout, with sixty plates...

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1926 Report NURSING HOMES SELECT COMMITTEE
1926 Report NURSING HOMES SELECT COMMITTEE

Price: £132.00

A scarce report by the Select Committee on Nursing Homes, providing an important record of the development of nursing home care. Including interview transcripts. From the Royal College of Surgeons of England Library.

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1927 London Trademen By Anthony Trollope Foreword Sadler Limited Edition 487/530
1927 London Trademen By Anthony Trollope Foreword Sadler Limited Edition 487/530

Price: £145.00

A limited numbered edition of only 530 copies printed of which only 500 were for sale, nos. 326 to 500 in the United States of America. This is number 487. First edition thus.  A collection of eleven sketches by Trollope which...

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1927 The Later Court Hands in ENGLAND 15th - 17th Century Jenkinson
1927 The Later Court Hands in ENGLAND 15th - 17th Century Jenkinson

Price: £49.99

A fascinating exploration into the distinct varieties of writing which existed side by side within England during the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth century. Really a reference copy as the plates were loose separately...

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1928 Through Merrie ENGLAND History STEVENS Bedford
1928 Through Merrie ENGLAND History STEVENS Bedford

Price: £59.99

A blue cloth hardback with decorative with pictures to frontboard and spine plus a rather scarce colour pictorial dust jacket. A delightful picture of England including the pageantry and pastimes of the village and the town. Illustrated...

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1929 DRESS Insignia Worn Majesty's COURT Illustrated Austin Hertslet
1929 DRESS Insignia Worn Majesty's COURT Illustrated Austin Hertslet

Price: £495.00

An illustrated study into the fashions of King George V of England's court. Featuring a tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece. Contains numerous coloured plates. With twenty-two pages of adverts. Two lists of court dress...

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1929 History of England George Macaulay Trevelyan Coloured Folding Maps
1929 History of England George Macaulay Trevelyan Coloured Folding Maps

Price: £34.99

Trevelyan's History of England, spanning from pre-Roman Britain to the death of Queen Victoria.Seventh impression. Illustrated with several coloured folding maps.

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1929 Proceedings Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society Fletcher Maps
1929 Proceedings Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society Fletcher Maps

Price: £24.99

An interesting publication by the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. Featuring several folding plates, including an interesting frontispiece map of the West Moors in the 1600s. With a further 14 monochrome illustrations. The...

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1930 An Apology For St Paul's Cathedral by Canon Henry Scott Holland Bembridge
1930 An Apology For St Paul's Cathedral by Canon Henry Scott Holland Bembridge

Price: £29.99

AN interesting study of St. Paul's Cathedral by Henry Scott Holland, a canon of Christ Church, Oxford. First edition. With a prize presentation bookplate to front free endpaper from the Bembridge School on the Isle of Wight. Presented...

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1930-34 3vols England Under Queen Anne Trevalyan Blenheim Ramillies Protestant
1930-34 3vols England Under Queen Anne Trevalyan Blenheim Ramillies Protestant

Price: £120.00

Historical works by George Macaulay Trevelyan.All three volumes are illustrated throughout with maps and plans.Ten plates to volume I, a frontispiece and ten plates to volume II, a frontispiece and nine plates to volume III. Volume...

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1931 F S Oliver The Endless Adventure Vol II 1727-35 Illustrated 1st Edition
1931 F S Oliver The Endless Adventure Vol II 1727-35 Illustrated 1st Edition

Price: £40.00

A first edition of the second volume of the British political writer and businessman's historical review of the monarchy.Oliver played a reasonably prominent role in the politics of his day: he was part of the Round Table movement,...

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1931-1947 3Vol The Economic History of England Lipson First Second and Ninth Ed
1931-1947 3Vol The Economic History of England Lipson First Second and Ninth Ed

Price: £44.99

The complete set of Ephraim Lipson's The Economic History of England. Volume one; The Middle Ages. Ninth edition. Volume two; The Age of Mercantilism. Second edition. Volume three; The Age of Mercantilism. First edition. Featuring...

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1933 Andre Maurois Edouard VII Et Son Temps Dedicated by Author
1933 Andre Maurois Edouard VII Et Son Temps Dedicated by Author

Price: £120.00

A re-bound first edition of Maurois' Edouard VII Et Son Temps.With a dedication by the author.Andre Maurois (1885 1967) was a French author. Later in World War II he served in the French army and the Free French Forces.

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1933 Ernest C. Pulbrook English Country Life and Work New Issue
1933 Ernest C. Pulbrook English Country Life and Work New Issue

Price: £24.00

A new issue of Pulbrook's English Country Life and Work, first published in 1922.Pulbrook was also the author of The English Countryside.With chapters on Farmers Old and New, Religious Life Past and Present, Trading in the Country...

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1935 King Emperor's Jubilee F G H Salusbury George V Illustrated
1935 King Emperor's Jubilee F G H Salusbury George V Illustrated

Price: £19.99

A commemorative work, celebrating the Silver Jubilee of George V. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and a coloured frontispiece.

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1935 Pearson Morant Portraiture of Oliver Cromwell Wilkinson Head
1935 Pearson Morant Portraiture of Oliver Cromwell Wilkinson Head

Price: £295.00

A scarce work on Oliver Cromwell and authenticity of the Wilkinson Head.With 107 plates.  Following the death of Oliver Cromwell on 3 September 1658, he was given a public funeral at Westminster Abbey, equal to those of monarchs...

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1936-52 2vol Illustrated London News Lying in State George V and George VI
1936-52 2vol Illustrated London News Lying in State George V and George VI

Price: £65.00

Two issues of The Illustrated London News, published to commemorate the deaths of Kings George V and VI. Featuring many photographs of the lives and reigns of both kings. With advertisements to the rear of each volume. King George...

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