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1843 Memorial of The Royal Progress in Scotland Sir Thomas Dick Lauder Illus
1843 Memorial of The Royal Progress in Scotland Sir Thomas Dick Lauder Illus

Price: £170.00

A handsomely bound work of British royal history, charting the journey through Scotland of Queen Victorian and Prince Albert. Written by Sir Thomas Dick Lauder, Bart. of Fountainhill. This...

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1844 Notices of Windsor in the Olden Time Stoughton 1st Ed Uncommon
1844 Notices of Windsor in the Olden Time Stoughton 1st Ed Uncommon

Price: £75.00

A handsome first edition copy of this uncommon history of Windsor, by the renowned English Nonconformist minister and historian John Stoughton. Containing a fascinating array of lectures on...

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1846 Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier
1846 Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier

Price: £65.00

An illustrated biography on the lives and voyages of Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish, and William Dampier, written by Christian Isobel Johnstone. A biographical work on the lives of Francis...

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1846 The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England
1846 The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England

Price: £950.00

An armorial bound second edition of John Campbell's collection of biographies, detailing the lives of every Lord Chancellor of England. The second edition of this work. Complete in seven volumes....

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1847 Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons
1847 Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons

Price: £125.00

A signed tenth edition of William Henry White's work on the constitution and structure of the Freemasons, illustrated with twelve plates. The tenth edition of this work. Signed by William H....

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1847 Memoirs Life Times Sir Christopher Hatton Nicolas First Edition Uncommon
1847 Memoirs Life Times Sir Christopher Hatton Nicolas First Edition Uncommon

Price: £240.00

An uncommon first edition copy of Sir Harris Nicolas's biography of Sir Christopher Hatton in an attractive polished calf binding with marbled endpapers and textblock. Sir Christopher Hatton...

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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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1847-48 2vol Comic History of England A'Beckett Leech Illus Colour Plates
1847-48 2vol Comic History of England A'Beckett Leech Illus Colour Plates

Price: £325.00

A two volume set of Gilbert Becket's comical retelling of British history, illustrated with coloured plates by John Leech. Complete in two volumes. 'The Comic History of England' is a humorous...

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1848 History of The Abbey and Palace John Parker Lawson Illus Scarce
1848 History of The Abbey and Palace John Parker Lawson Illus Scarce

Price: £55.00

A scarce work exploring this important the history of the building of Holyroodhouse, in the centre of Edinburgh. Scarce. A fascinating history of the abbey and palace of Holyroodhouse. ...

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1848 Roll of King Richard II., Containing the Armorial Ensigns of The Barons
1848 Roll of King Richard II., Containing the Armorial Ensigns of The Barons

Price: £120.00

A very scarce work of British armorial history compiled and edited by A. P Harrison and Son. Undated, dated using Copac. Rebound in a quarter cloth binding, with marbled paper covered boards....

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1848 Sussex Archaeological Collections
1848 Sussex Archaeological Collections

Price: £1,500.00

Thirty nine handsome volumes from the Sussex Archaeological Society's monumental annual 'Collections'; rebound in a lovely half mottled cloth binding with attractive marbled paper boards. ...

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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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1849 The History of England During The Thirty Years' Peace: 1816-1846
1849 The History of England During The Thirty Years' Peace: 1816-1846

Price: £995.00

An excellent two volume set of works by Harriet Martineau, bound in a beautiful full calf binding. In two volumes. First edition. A lovely example of this work of English history spanning...

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1849-53 Memoirs and Correspondence of Doctor Chalmer
1849-53 Memoirs and Correspondence of Doctor Chalmer

Price: £350.00

A complete collection of William Hanna's insightful biography on the life and works of his father-in-law, Thomas Chalmers, illustrated with frontispieces. In a lovely signed binding by Maclehose. ...

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1850 The History of England From The Accession of James The Second
1850 The History of England From The Accession of James The Second

Price: £1,300.00

An excellent five volume set of the famous work by Thomas Babington Macaulay's 'The History of England', uniformly bound in a attractive full calf binding. Complete in five volumes. Covering...

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1850 The Symbol of Glory
1850 The Symbol of Glory

Price: £375.00

A scarce first edition of these lectures on Freemasonry, discussing many aspects of Freemasonry, by Reverend Oliver, illustrated with a frontispiece. The first edition of this work. A scarce...

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1851 2vol The Annals of Yorkshire Henry Schroeder First Edition History England
1851 2vol The Annals of Yorkshire Henry Schroeder First Edition History England

Price: £48.00

A fascinating, historical work on Yorkshire from the 'earliest period' to the mid nineteenth century. This work discusses Yorkshire from as early as records began. In the first volume Schroeder...

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1851 College Life in the Time of James the First Sir Symonds Dewes Scarce
1851 College Life in the Time of James the First Sir Symonds Dewes Scarce

Price: £45.00

A scarce work exploring the history of St. John's College in regards to the education of antiquary and politician Simonds d'Ewes. A scarce biographical work, taken from Sir. Symonds D'Ewes's...

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1851 Grammar of History Ancient and Modern John Robinson Folding Plates
1851 Grammar of History Ancient and Modern John Robinson Folding Plates

Price: £24.00

A very scarce work on the history of grammar by John Robinson, as work that unpicks the history of numerous languages. The twenty-eight edition of this popular work of grammar. Illustrated...

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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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1851 Miscellanea Palatina Cheshire Domesday Ormerod Scarce Presentation Copy
1851 Miscellanea Palatina Cheshire Domesday Ormerod Scarce Presentation Copy

Price: £98.00

A very scarce author's presentation copy of two historical genealogical essays by the antiquary George Ormerod. A very scarce work. Author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to the...

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1851 The Illustrated Exhibitor a Tribute to the World's Industrial Jubilee
1851 The Illustrated Exhibitor a Tribute to the World's Industrial Jubilee

Price: £75.00

A profusely illustrated work, which accounts for the objects at the 1851 Great Exhibition held at the Crystal Palace in London. Illustrated, with ten plates. Two folding plates and eight double...

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1852 The Celt The Roman and The Saxon A History Thomas Wright Fazakerley Binding
1852 The Celt The Roman and The Saxon A History Thomas Wright Fazakerley Binding

Price: £450.00

A beautifully bound first edition copy of this history regarding the early inhabitants of Britain. Being an illustrated work by this antiquary. With a folding map plate to the frontispiece,...

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1852-1857 9vol History Corneille Shakespeare Cromwell Charles I Peel Guizot
1852-1857 9vol History Corneille Shakespeare Cromwell Charles I Peel Guizot

Price: £450.00

A lovely uniformly bound collection of works by the notable French historian, orator, and statesman François Guizot. Containing the following works: 'Corneille and His Times' (1852)...

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1853 Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second by Count Grammont
1853 Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second by Count Grammont

Price: £55.00

A smart, leather bound copy of this historical memoir regarding the tumultuous reign of Charles II. Edited by Sir Walter Scott. Count Grammont's memoirs are regarded as entertaining compared...

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1853-4 7vols History of England Peace of Utrecht Peace of Versailles Lord Mahon
1853-4 7vols History of England Peace of Utrecht Peace of Versailles Lord Mahon

Price: £790.00

A uniformly bound seven volume set of works by the fifth Earl of Stanhope, Philip Henry Stanhope. In seven volumes. Third edition, revised. Rebacked, and in a uniform calf binding, with...

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1853-6 History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution
1853-6 History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution

Price: £650.00

A complete illustrated thirteen volume set of Archibald Alison's influential 'History of Europe'. The ninth edition of this work. Complete in thirteen volumes, beings twelve volumes of the...

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1855 History Gazetteer and Directory of Suffolk William White Second Edition
1855 History Gazetteer and Directory of Suffolk William White Second Edition

Price: £120.00

The second edition of this thorough work regarding the history of Suffolk, handsomely rebound with gilt detail to the spine. The second edition of the work. Rebound in cloth with gilt detail...

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1855 Royal Descents and Pedigrees of Founders' Kin
1855 Royal Descents and Pedigrees of Founders' Kin

Price: £225.00

A nicely rebound work discussing the royal descents of Great Britain and Ireland, compiled by Bernard Burke. Illustrated with three folding pedigree plates. Rebound with the original wraps bound in. ...

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1855-1857 10 Vols Works of Henry, Lord Brougham
1855-1857 10 Vols Works of Henry, Lord Brougham

Price: £500.00

A ten volume library set collecting the selected works of former statesman and Lord High Chancellor, Henry Brougham. A popular statesman and barrister, who went on to become the Lord High Chancellor...

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1855-58 6vol The Pictorial History of England Being A History of the People Illus
1855-58 6vol The Pictorial History of England Being A History of the People Illus

Price: £300.00

A beautifully illustrated historical work on England from W and R Chambers. A new edition, revised and extended. Frontispiece plates to all volumes. Illustrated throughout, with numerous...

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1856 2vols History of Richard Cromwell and the Restoration of Charles II Guizot
1856 2vols History of Richard Cromwell and the Restoration of Charles II Guizot

Price: £135.00

A two volume set of Guizot's interesting history of the restoration of the English monarchy. Complete in two volumes. Part of Francois Guizot's 'History of English Revolution' series, these...

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1856 3vol View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages Henry Hallam
1856 3vol View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages Henry Hallam

Price: £155.00

A three volume set of Henry Hallam's extensive look at Europe during the Middle Ages, with his supplementary notes included. Complete in three volumes. This work is a comprehensive history...

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1856 Blue Funnel History of The Alfred Holt and Co Francis Hyde JR Harris 1st Ed
1856 Blue Funnel History of The Alfred Holt and Co Francis Hyde JR Harris 1st Ed

Price: £45.00

A first edition copy of F. E. Hyde's work of British maritime history. This work charts the early life of the Blue Funnel shipping company and its founder Alfred Holt. In the publisher's original...

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1856 Historical and Topographical Account of Wensleydale WGM Jones Barker 2nd Ed
1856 Historical and Topographical Account of Wensleydale WGM Jones Barker 2nd Ed

Price: £125.00

An illustrated and insightful guide to the history of Wensleydale and the Valley of Yore in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The second edition of this work. Illustrated throughout. Collated,...

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1856 History of England From the Fall of Wolsey to death Spanish Armada
1856 History of England From the Fall of Wolsey to death Spanish Armada

Price: £1,100.00

A beautifully bound, first edition, twelve volume set of James Anthony Froude's great historical work on England. Froude began his literary career writing essays and reviews for periodicals...

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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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1857-1858 Selected Publications of the Surtees Society
1857-1858 Selected Publications of the Surtees Society

Price: £30.00

A two volume set of works produced by the Surtees Society. These first edition copies of the thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth volumes in the Publications of the Surtees Society collects 'The Acts...

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1857-1879 Calendar of State Papers
1857-1879 Calendar of State Papers

Price: £325.00

A seven volume library set collecting Domestic, Scottish, Foreign, and Spanish works from the Calendar of State Papers. This seven volume library set publishes a chronological account of state...

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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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1859 Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair
1859 Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair

Price: £95.00

A nicely bound illustrated history on the London Bartholomew Fair, written by Henry Morley, and illustrated by the Brothers Dalziel. A history on the Bartholomew Fair, a summer Charter fair...

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1859 Memorials of the Hamlet of Knightsbridge Davis First Edition Very Scarce Illustrated
1859 Memorials of the Hamlet of Knightsbridge Davis First Edition Very Scarce Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A very scarce copy of this fascinating history of the hamlet of Knightsbridge, by Henry George Davis. Exploring the political and social changes, notable families, architecture, and general...

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1859-60 5vols in 1 Five Edifying Historical Sketches Rebound
1859-60 5vols in 1 Five Edifying Historical Sketches Rebound

Price: £240.00

An attractively bound five volume set of works largely authored by the priest, John Mason Neale. A handsomely rebound collection of works, four of which are attributed to the author John Mason...

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1860 Annales Cambriae
1860 Annales Cambriae

Price: £48.00

The first edition of John William's interesting historical work on the ancient annals of Cambridge. The first edition of this work. In English and Latin. An interesting look into the annals...

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1860 The County Families of The United Kingdom Edward Walford Scarce
1860 The County Families of The United Kingdom Edward Walford Scarce

Price: £125.00

A scarce work of British genealogical interest from the nineteenth century, written by Edward Walford. Scarce. First edition. In a half calf binding, with cloth covered boards and gilt initials...

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1861 Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons
1861 Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons

Price: £85.00

A mid nineteenth century edition of this popular and important Freemason work, which discusses their constitutions in depth. Illustrated with twelve plates. An important freemasonic work, looking...

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1861 Critical and Historical Essays Edinburgh Review Lord Macaulay New Edition
1861 Critical and Historical Essays Edinburgh Review Lord Macaulay New Edition

Price: £115.00

A handsome bound volume by Lord Macaulay, being a series of critics and historical essays published in the Edinburgh Review. New edition. Complete in one volume. In an attractive full calf...

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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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1861 Legends of Saint Swithun and Sancta Maria Aeyptiaca John Earle Facsimile Very Scarce
1861 Legends of Saint Swithun and Sancta Maria Aeyptiaca John Earle Facsimile Very Scarce

Price: £300.00

A very scarce facsimile of texts on Medieval two religious figures, Saint Swithin, and Mary of Egpyt. This work is a facsimile of text written in the Medieval times about Saint Swithin and...

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1861 The People's History of Essex D. W. Coller First Edition Folding Maps
1861 The People's History of Essex D. W. Coller First Edition Folding Maps

Price: £48.00

A first edition copy of this authoritative and detailed history of Essex by William Duffield Coller. Exploring the political and social changes, notable families, the castles, antiquities,...

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1861 The Pilgrim Life and Actions of Henry VIII Tudor Froude William Thomas
1861 The Pilgrim Life and Actions of Henry VIII Tudor Froude William Thomas

Price: £225.00

'The Pilgrim' is an analysis of the reign of possibly the most famous historical English monarch, King Henry VIII. The work was was written by William Thomas, who was a clerk of the council...

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1861 The Pilgrim: Life and Actions of Henry VIII William Thomas J. A. Froude
1861 The Pilgrim: Life and Actions of Henry VIII William Thomas J. A. Froude

Price: £155.00

A previously unpublished work on Henry VIII, written just after his death by an avid supporter. 'The Pilgrim' is an interesting analysis of the reign of the infamous King Henry VIII. It was...

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1862 An Index to Wills Proved In The Court of the Chancellor of the University
1862 An Index to Wills Proved In The Court of the Chancellor of the University

Price: £120.00

A very scarce work being an expansive index of wills, smartly rebound in a full vellum binding with gilt lettering to the front board and spine. Very scarce. This particular volume has been...

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1862 History of Brighthelmston Brighton John Ackerson Erredge First Edition
1862 History of Brighthelmston Brighton John Ackerson Erredge First Edition

Price: £60.00

The first edition of this historical and topographical work regarding Brighton, or Brighthelmson. The name 'Brighthelmston' comes from Brighton's entry in the Domesday book. A local imprint,...

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1862 Lives of the Engineers with an Account of their Principal Works
1862 Lives of the Engineers with an Account of their Principal Works

Price: £135.00

A three volume set of biographical works on the men who promoted the 'material development of England'. Samuel Smiles, a writer and government reformer, offers the biographies of many of Britain's...

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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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1863-1868 4vol Invasion of Crimea Kinglake Colour Folding Maps Illustrated
1863-1868 4vol Invasion of Crimea Kinglake Colour Folding Maps Illustrated

Price: £220.00

Four volumes from Alexander William Kinglake's fascinating history of the Crimean War, in an attractive uniform half crushed morocco binding with marbled paper boards, endpapers and textblock. ...

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1863-1887 5vol Invasion of Crimea II III IV VI VII Kinglake Folding Map 1st Ed
1863-1887 5vol Invasion of Crimea II III IV VI VII Kinglake Folding Map 1st Ed

Price: £210.00

Five excellent first edition volumes from Alexander William Kinglake's fascinating eight volume history of the Crimean War. Alexander William Kinglake was an English travel writer and historian,...

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1864 2vol Historic Bye-Ways Wraxall First Edition Very Scarce
1864 2vol Historic Bye-Ways Wraxall First Edition Very Scarce

Price: £90.00

A very scarce copy of this fascinating collection of articles by Frederic Charles Lascelles Wraxall, originally contributed to 'the leading periodicals' and centered on 'neglected points of modern history'. ...

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1864 Aquae Solis or Notices of Roman Bath Rev H M Scarth C S Beckett
1864 Aquae Solis or Notices of Roman Bath Rev H M Scarth C S Beckett

Price: £48.00

A fascinating look at the Roman history of the U.K city of Bath, with lots of plates and plans. The first edition of this work. Complete with a frontispiece and fifty one plates displaying...

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1865 4 Vol in 3 Curiosities of Britain England Wales Dugdale Illus Folding Map
1865 4 Vol in 3 Curiosities of Britain England Wales Dugdale Illus Folding Map

Price: £450.00

A lavishly illustrated work about the cities and towns in England and Wales, written by the antiquarian Thomas Dugdale. Four volumes in three. These topographical works look at the curiosities...

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1865 The Worthies of Sussex Mark Antony Lower First Edition Uncommon Illustrated
1865 The Worthies of Sussex Mark Antony Lower First Edition Uncommon Illustrated

Price: £68.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating collection of biographical sketches of eminent inhabitants of the county of Sussex, England, written by Mark Antony Lower and printed for subscribers only. ...

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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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1867 Lancashire and Cheshire Past and Present
1867 Lancashire and Cheshire Past and Present

Price: £235.00

A smart and bright four volume set of this noted local history by Thomas Baines. The first edition, in the original four divisions. A history and a description of the palatine counties of Lancaster...

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1867 The Early Years of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort C. Grey Second Ed
1867 The Early Years of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort C. Grey Second Ed

Price: £24.00

A second edition copy of this work of British royal history, exploring the early years of Prince Albert, the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Second edition. With the booksellers label to...

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1868 2vol English Seamen Under the Tudors H. R. Fox Bourne Colour Maps
1868 2vol English Seamen Under the Tudors H. R. Fox Bourne Colour Maps

Price: £195.00

An attractive and complete copy of Henry Fox Bourne's work on the sea life under the Tudors, illustrated with five coloured maps. Complete in two volumes. The first volume in this set looks...

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1868 The Babees Book Bokes of Nurture Frederick Furnivall Illus 1st
1868 The Babees Book Bokes of Nurture Frederick Furnivall Illus 1st

Price: £210.00

The first edition of this educational work on manners and meals provided through Early English, French, and Latin poetry, edited by Frederick Furnivall. The first edition of this work. A collection...

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1868 The History of England, From the Invasion of Julius Caesar
1868 The History of England, From the Invasion of Julius Caesar

Price: £545.00

A beautifully bound copy of David Hume and Thomas Smollett's extensive 'The History of England' complete here as one volume, illustrated with a frontispiece and one plate. In a signed binding...

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1868 The Index Expurgatorius of Martial Private Circulation Limited Edition
1868 The Index Expurgatorius of Martial Private Circulation Limited Edition

Price: £775.00

A very scarce work being a collection of banned erotic passage from ancient poetry. The intention of this work, privately published, is to present these passages as a form of social commentary of the debauchery of ancient...

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1868-71 The History of England, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time
1868-71 The History of England, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time

Price: £550.00

A beautifully bound full collection of David Hume's 'History of England', illustrated with many plates. Complete in four volumes. David Hume's mammoth and great 'History of England', covering...

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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 2vol Compendious History of Sussex Lower Leather First Edition Folding Map Illustrated
1870 2vol Compendious History of Sussex Lower Leather First Edition Folding Map Illustrated

Price: £126.00

An uncommon first edition copy of this fascinating historical, topographical, archaeological, and anecdotal study of Sussex by Mark Antony Lower. Mark Antony Lower was a Sussex historian renowned...

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1870 2vols Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs David Herd Sidney Gilpin Reprint
1870 2vols Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs David Herd Sidney Gilpin Reprint

Price: £120.00

A two volume set of works offering a unique look into the musical culture of Scotland. Complete in two volumes (Copac) Bound by Andrew Grieve in a uniform calf binding. Collected and edited...

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1870 Staffordshire and Warwickshire Past and Present
1870 Staffordshire and Warwickshire Past and Present

Price: £115.00

A complete four volume set of this profusely illustrated historical work regarding Staffordshire and Warwickshire, presented in the original highly decorative cloth binding. Undated. Dated...

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1870 Thames and Tweed George Rooper Scarce Natural History
1870 Thames and Tweed George Rooper Scarce Natural History

Price: £35.00

A scarce work of fishing from the late nineteenth century written by George Rooper. In the publisher's original cloth binding. With publisher's advertisements to the front and rear pastedown...

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1870 The History of Roche Abbey Illustrated James Abeling Yorkshire
1870 The History of Roche Abbey Illustrated James Abeling Yorkshire

Price: £105.00

A uncommon work documenting the design and history of this Grade II listed building, situated in the parish of Maltby in the South of Yorkshire. An uncommon volume. Roche Abbey is a now ruined...

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1871-74 2vol in 3 The Weald of Kent Early History of the County R Furley 1st Ed
1871-74 2vol in 3 The Weald of Kent Early History of the County R Furley 1st Ed

Price: £180.00

A three volume set of works exploring the history of this area in the English county of Kent. Each of the tree volumes are illustrated with folding plates. First edition. In the publisher's...

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1872 12vols History of England From the Fall of Wolsey Spanish Armada JA Froude
1872 12vols History of England From the Fall of Wolsey Spanish Armada JA Froude

Price: £1,900.00

A beautifully bound twelve volume set of James Anthony Froude's great historical work on England. In uniform half morocco bindings with marbled paper boards. Bookplate to the verso of front...

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1872 2vol The Scottish Nation Or The Surnames Families Literature William Anderson
1872 2vol The Scottish Nation Or The Surnames Families Literature William Anderson

Price: £150.00

A genealogical work on Scottish names and history. Two volumes of three only. Lacking volume I. Illustrated throughout, with several plates, vignettes and woodcuts across both volumes. Written...

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1872-5 History of England From the Fall of Wolsey
1872-5 History of England From the Fall of Wolsey

Price: £1,600.00

A beautifully bound set of James Anthony Froude's extensive and popular history of England. Complete in twelve volumes. An extensively detailed history of England from around 1530 to 1588....

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1873 The Heraldry of Worcestershire Being A Roll of the Arms
1873 The Heraldry of Worcestershire Being A Roll of the Arms

Price: £190.00

A very scarce first edition two volume sets of this work of English Heraldry, giving an insight into the the heralds and noble families of the county of Worcestershire. Complete in two volumes....

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1873-77 2vol Materials for a History of The Reign of Henry VII William Campbell
1873-77 2vol Materials for a History of The Reign of Henry VII William Campbell

Price: £35.00

A comprehensive look at the life and reign of King Henry VII, written by the Reverend William Campbell. In two volumes. These volumes show a detailed chronology of Henry VII's life and reign...

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1874 3vol A History of the Weald of Kent Robert Furley Henry B Mackeson 1st Ed
1874 3vol A History of the Weald of Kent Robert Furley Henry B Mackeson 1st Ed

Price: £150.00

The first edition of this historical study regarding the wooded area of south east England, the Weald. Illustrated, with three folding maps and one plate to vol I. Frontispiece map to volume...

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1874 The History of The Hospital of S. Margaret Taunton S Thomas Hugo Signed Robert Badcock
1874 The History of The Hospital of S. Margaret Taunton S Thomas Hugo Signed Robert Badcock

Price: £220.00

A limited edition of this scarce work, with a signed dedication from the author. Limited edition of fifty large paper copies of which this is number fifteen. Dedicated from the to the title...

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1875 A History of Eton College 1440-1875
1875 A History of Eton College 1440-1875

Price: £800.00

A very finely bound historical account of the prestigious English Public School for boys, Eton College. In a Bickers binding, with their binder's stamp to the front pastedown. In a beautiful...

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1875 A Treatise on Smoky Chimneys Cure and Prevention Edwards Scarce Illustrated
1875 A Treatise on Smoky Chimneys Cure and Prevention Edwards Scarce Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A scarce copy of this fascinating study of smoky chimneys and 'their cure and prevention', by the self-titled "Stovemaker to her Majesty" Frederick Edwards, Jun. Containing a comprehensive...

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1875-1885 2vol History of the Conquest of England Normans Thierry Hazlit Scarce Illustrated
1875-1885 2vol History of the Conquest of England Normans Thierry Hazlit Scarce Illustrated

Price: £160.00

A scarce English copy of this fascinating historical work on the Norman Conquest of England by the notable French Romantic historian Augustin Thierry, in a lovely full calf binding with attractive marbled endpapers and...

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1876 Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Illus
1876 Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Illus

Price: £55.00

A charming volume exploring the history of this iconic London landmark, profusely illustrated throughout. A fascinating insight into the history of Westminster Abbey, written by one of it's...

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1876 James the Second and the Duke of Berwick Charles Townshend Wilson Signed
1876 James the Second and the Duke of Berwick Charles Townshend Wilson Signed

Price: £120.00

A biography of the illegitimate son, James FitzJames, following his life from his childhood to his career in the French army, signed by the author Charles Townshend Wilson. Signed by the author...

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1876 Parish's Portfolio of Antiquities No 1 Colchester Mrs Josiah Parish Illus
1876 Parish's Portfolio of Antiquities No 1 Colchester Mrs Josiah Parish Illus

Price: £80.00

A very scarce collection of twenty plates showcasing the antiquities of the town of Colchester based in the East of England. These loose plates are held in the original portfolio. Undated,...

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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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1876 Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
1876 Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society

Price: £280.00

Thirteen early volumes of the 'Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society' dating between 1876-1905. Founded in 1876, the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological...

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1877 6vol The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales John Wilson Coloured Plates
1877 6vol The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales John Wilson Coloured Plates

Price: £440.00

A complete set of John Wilson's descriptive topographical dictionary of England and Wales, accompanied by illustrations. Complete in six volumes. These volumes include; Volume I, containing...

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1877 Catalogue of the Loan Collection of Antiquities Curiosities and Appliances George Bullen Leathe
1877 Catalogue of the Loan Collection of Antiquities Curiosities and Appliances George Bullen Leathe

Price: £75.00

A leather bound copy of 'Catalogue of The Loan Collection of Antiquities, Curiosities, and Appliances' edited by George BullenA catalogue of the Caxton Celebration in 1877. Edited by librarian George Bullen. The book catalogues...

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1877 Freemasonry in Inverness: Being an Account of the Ancient Lodges
1877 Freemasonry in Inverness: Being an Account of the Ancient Lodges

Price: £80.00

A very scarce first edition of this detailed work discussing the history of Freemasonry in Inverness, written by Alexander Ross. The first edition of this work. A very scarce work. Printed...

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1877-1881 3 Parts in 2vols Harrison's Description of England in Shakespeare's Youth Furnivall
1877-1881 3 Parts in 2vols Harrison's Description of England in Shakespeare's Youth Furnivall

Price: £220.00

A copiously illustrated and leather-bound copy of Furnivall's three part edition of Williams Harrison's 'Description of England', the second and third books of his 'Description of Britaine and England'; bound here in...

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1878 2vol History of The English People Early England To Reformation J R Green
1878 2vol History of The English People Early England To Reformation J R Green

Price: £35.00

Two volumes from John Richard Green's magnum opus, his 'History of the English People'. Adorned with coloured maps to the first volume, these volumes look at England from 449 to 1603. In the...

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1878 3vols Mayhall's Annals of Yorkshire John Mayhall History Frontis Illus.
1878 3vols Mayhall's Annals of Yorkshire John Mayhall History Frontis Illus.

Price: £125.00

An attractive three volume set exploring the expansive history of the county of Yorkshire. Complete in three volume. Uncommon to find a complete set. A three volume set documenting the history...

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1878 Armorial Registry of the Sovereigns and Knights
1878 Armorial Registry of the Sovereigns and Knights

Price: £440.00

A very scarce copy of this hand-coloured work showing the coats of arms of those in the Most Noble Order of the Garter. A very scarce work. A register showing the coats of arms of the sovereigns...

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1878 History Antiquities Deanery of Craven York Whitaker Illustrated Folding
1878 History Antiquities Deanery of Craven York Whitaker Illustrated Folding

Price: £860.00

A lovely third edition copy of 'The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven in the County of York' by the noted English clergyman and topographer, Thomas Dunham Whitaker. This copy...

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1878 The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London
1878 The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Price: £160.00

The second edition of William Munk's 'Munk's Roll', documenting the roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London. In four volumes. The second revised edition of Volumes I, II, and III....

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1878-1955 4vol Royal College of Physicians William Munk G. H. Brown
1878-1955 4vol Royal College of Physicians William Munk G. H. Brown

Price: £160.00

Four volumes of William Munk's impressive collection of biographies of the Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians. In four volumes. This work, also known as Munk's Roll, is a series of...

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1879 The Book of the Lodge
1879 The Book of the Lodge

Price: £250.00

The fourth edition of this Freemasonic work, illustrated throughout. The fourth edition of this work. With the provenance from the library of the Lodge of Harmony 309. With 'Freemasonry: It's...

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1879-1880 3vol Royal Windsor William Hepworth Dixon Illustrated Folding Plate
1879-1880 3vol Royal Windsor William Hepworth Dixon Illustrated Folding Plate

Price: £55.00

A fascinating study of Windsor Castle and its illustrious history by the notable English historian and traveller William Hepworth Dixon. In writing this text, Dixon was permitted by Queen Victoria...

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1880 3vol A History of the Reign of Queen Anne Burton First Edition
1880 3vol A History of the Reign of Queen Anne Burton First Edition

Price: £175.00

A fascinating history of the life and reign of Queen Anne by the notable Scottish advocate, historian and economist John Hill Burton. Complete in three volumes, in the publisher's original...

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1880 6vol Series of Picturesque Vies of Seats Noblemen Gentleman Britain Morris
1880 6vol Series of Picturesque Vies of Seats Noblemen Gentleman Britain Morris

Price: £450.00

Six beautifully illustrated volumes regarding the various seats of nobles and gentlemen in Britain and Ireland. There are discussions of the various stately homes and estates. A fascinating...

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1882 8vols The History of England Thomas Babington Macaulay Riviere Binding
1882 8vols The History of England Thomas Babington Macaulay Riviere Binding

Price: £1,200.00

A beautifully bound set of Lord Macaulay's famous history of England in a Riviere and Co binding. Binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. In full tree calf bindings. Thomas Babington...

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1882 Origins of English History Charles Elton Illus Fine Binding Folding Maps
1882 Origins of English History Charles Elton Illus Fine Binding Folding Maps

Price: £325.00

A beautifully bound copy of this historical work regarding English History by the English lawyer and antiquary, Charles Elton. The first edition of this work. Illustrated, with ten folding...

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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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1883 History of Freemasonry in Sussex
1883 History of Freemasonry in Sussex

Price: £120.00

A scarce first edition of Thomas Francis' work on the extensive history of Freemasonry in Sussex, illustrated with colour plates. The first edition of this work. A scarce work. A fascinating...

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1883 Record of the University Boat Race Commemoration Dinner Treherne Illus
1883 Record of the University Boat Race Commemoration Dinner Treherne Illus

Price: £125.00

The record of the 1829 to 1880 University Boat Races, illustrated with a frontispiece and four plates, written by G. T. Treherne and J. H. D. Goldie. This work is a record of the Cambridge vs...

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1884 3vol Memoirs of the Reign of George II John Croker Limited Ed Large Paper
1884 3vol Memoirs of the Reign of George II John Croker Limited Ed Large Paper

Price: £275.00

Lord Hervey's frank memoir of George II.Hervey was a courtier and political writer. It was said he had affairs with many notable figures including Anne Vane, Lady Montagu, Princess Caroline, Francesco Algarotti and possibly Prince...

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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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1884 Sketches of The Clans of Scotland Colour Illustrations First Ed
1884 Sketches of The Clans of Scotland Colour Illustrations First Ed

Price: £90.00

A beautifully illustrated guide to the various tartans of Scotland. The first edition of the work. Collated complete with twenty two full page coloured plates of tartan patterns. In this...

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1884 The History of Deptford in the Counties of Kent and Surrey
1884 The History of Deptford in the Counties of Kent and Surrey

Price: £55.00

The second edition of this guide to the Deptford, which was once in the English counties of Kent and Surrey. Deptford is today, an area of south-east London. At the time of writing, it was...

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1884-1902 6vol History of the Church of England Richard Watson Dixon
1884-1902 6vol History of the Church of England Richard Watson Dixon

Price: £160.00

A nicely bound set of Richard Watson Dixon's extensive history on the early years of the Church of England. Complete in six volumes. A intricate history of the Church of England. The Church...

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1885 A Book of Knights Banneret, Knights of the Bath, and Knights Bachelor
1885 A Book of Knights Banneret, Knights of the Bath, and Knights Bachelor

Price: £55.00

A concise look at the knights of England made between 1426 to 1561, compiled by Walter C. Metcalfe, illustrated with a colour frontispiece. An interesting history and look at the knights made...

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1885 Debrett's Baronetage Knightage Companionage Mair Illustrated Advertisements
1885 Debrett's Baronetage Knightage Companionage Mair Illustrated Advertisements

Price: £75.00

A fascinating reference guide to the United Kingdom’s titled families, published in 1885, the '77th Year of Publication' of the work. A 'Library Edition'. Complete with copious contemporary...

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1885 Historical Richmond Edwin Beresford Chancellor Illustrated First Edition
1885 Historical Richmond Edwin Beresford Chancellor Illustrated First Edition

Price: £35.00

A first edition copy of Edwin Beresford Chancellor's first work 'Historical Richmond', published when the author was only seventeen years old. This copy is not a Subscriber's Edition Copy;...

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1885 Introductory Lectures on Modern History
1885 Introductory Lectures on Modern History

Price: £110.00

A nicely bound collection of eight lectures on modern history, delivered by the noted Thomas Arnold at Rugby School. In a signed binding by J. C. Wilhee, Harrow. The seventh edition of this...

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1885 The History of Freemasonry its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions
1885 The History of Freemasonry its Antiquities, Symbols, Constitutions

Price: £800.00

1885 Complete in three volumes. An intensive history of the Freemasons, looking at the Society across the UK, Europe, and the United States. This volume is particular looks into the early British...

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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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1886 Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Illustrated
1886 Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A fascinating history of the iconic London landmark Westminster Abbey, by the notable English churchman and academic Arthur Penrhyn Stanley. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley was the leading liberal theologian...

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1886 The History of the Parish Church of Wrexham Alfred Neobard Palmer
1886 The History of the Parish Church of Wrexham Alfred Neobard Palmer

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this historical work regarding the history of the North Wales town of Wrexham. This work looks at the parish church of Wrexham and forms the second part of 'A History of the Town and Parish of Wrexham'....

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1886-87 2vol The English Historical Review Rev Mandell Creighton History Leather
1886-87 2vol The English Historical Review Rev Mandell Creighton History Leather

Price: £190.00

Two volumes of 'The English Historical Review' edited by Rev Mandell Creighton, with work by author such as H G Keene, Oscar Browning, and S R Gardiner. The English Historical Review is the...

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1887 2vol The Reign of Queen Victoria Thomas Ward Folding Colour Maps 1st
1887 2vol The Reign of Queen Victoria Thomas Ward Folding Colour Maps 1st

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this interesting history on the reign of Queen Victoria, written by Thomas Humphry Ward, illustrated with coloured folding maps. The first edition of this work. Complete...

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1887 Masonic Facts and Fictions
1887 Masonic Facts and Fictions

Price: £240.00

1887 A very scarce work. The first edition of this work. From the Fareham Lodge of Harmony Library. This work is an interesting analysis of the Ancient Grand Lodge, and the origins and history...

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1887 Masonic Facts and Fictions
1887 Masonic Facts and Fictions

Price: £250.00

A very scarce first edition of Henry Sadler's look into the Ancient and Modern schism of the Freemasons, illustrated throughout, including with a folding plate. The first edition of this work....

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1887 Myths Scenes Worthies of Somerset Boger First Edition Uncommon
1887 Myths Scenes Worthies of Somerset Boger First Edition Uncommon

Price: £48.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating collection of historical myths, legends and stories of Somerset. An uncommon work. With chapters on such notable persons as King Arthur, Robert Burnell,...

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1887 The History of Conisborough Castle with Glimpses of Invanhoe-Land Smith
1887 The History of Conisborough Castle with Glimpses of Invanhoe-Land Smith

Price: £65.00

A uncommon limited edition history of Conisborough Castle by Henry Ecroyd Smith, illustrated throughout. Limited edition, with only 150 copies printed. Conisborough Castle is a medieval fortification...

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1888 A History of the Vyne in Hampshire
1888 A History of the Vyne in Hampshire

Price: £165.00

A well illustrated account of this sixteenth century estate and country house near Basingstoke in Hampshire. An uncommon work. In the original half vellum binding. Prior owner's inscription...

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1888 A List of Persons Who Were Disclaimed As Gentlemen of Coat-Armour
1888 A List of Persons Who Were Disclaimed As Gentlemen of Coat-Armour

Price: £165.00

A scarce work of British genealogy, with an introduction by John Paul Rylands. Rebacked, with the original backstrip preserved. This interesting work of heraldic reference work documents...

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1888 Calendar of The Proceedings of the Committee For Advance of Money, 1642-1656
1888 Calendar of The Proceedings of the Committee For Advance of Money, 1642-1656

Price: £220.00

A three volume set of the works being the proceedings of the Advance of Money, edited by the Victorian historian Mary Anne Everett Green. Three volumes. Bound in the publisher's original cloth...

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1888 Memorials of the West Historical Descriptive Illustrated WH Hamilton Rogers
1888 Memorials of the West Historical Descriptive Illustrated WH Hamilton Rogers

Price: £80.00

A selection of essays on the South West of England, its people and places, complemented by illustrations. With discussions on Beer, Malborough, Wadham and many individuals. Accompanied by many...

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1888 Saint Anselm Canterbury Benedictine Monk Theology R. W. Church
1888 Saint Anselm Canterbury Benedictine Monk Theology R. W. Church

Price: £25.00

An interesting biography of the Saint Anselm of Canterbury, written by Richard William Church. Richard William Church's work on the Saint Anselm of Canterbury. Anselm was a benedictine monk...

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1888 The History of Volcanic Action During the Tertiary Period in the British Isles
1888 The History of Volcanic Action During the Tertiary Period in the British Isles

Price: £240.00

A very scarce scientific study on the volcanic action on the British Isles during the tertiary period, illustrated with colour maps/ A very scarce work. Information for the title, publisher,...

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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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1889 A History of Latchford by William Beamont Very Scarce
1889 A History of Latchford by William Beamont Very Scarce

Price: £70.00

The very scarce first edition of this work regarding the history of the Cheshire town of Latchford, presented in the original publisher's quarter cloth with paper covered boards. Very scarce....

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1889 History of the Apollo Lodge York Hughan 1st Limited Ed Very Scarce Illustrated
1889 History of the Apollo Lodge York Hughan 1st Limited Ed Very Scarce Illustrated

Price: £65.00

A very scarce first edition work of masonic history by William James Hughan, detailing the history of the 'Apollo Lodge, York' and providing a fascinating record of members from 1716 to 1789. ...

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1889 Notes on the Ceremony of Installation
1889 Notes on the Ceremony of Installation

Price: £350.00

1889 The first edition of this work. A very scarce work. This work discusses the ceremony of Installation within the Freemasons, a ceremony in which a new Worshipful Master takes up his role,...

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1889 Notes on the Ceremony of Installation
1889 Notes on the Ceremony of Installation

Price: £270.00

1889 The first edition of this work. A very scarce work. Only held in five places institutionally. This work discusses the ceremony of Installation within the Freemasons, a ceremony in which...

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1889 Notes on the Ceremony of Installation
1889 Notes on the Ceremony of Installation

Price: £310.00

1889 The first edition of this work. A very scarce work. This work discusses the Ceremony of Installation within the Freemasons, a ceremony in which a new Worshipful Master takes up his role,...

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1889 Quatuor Coronatorum Antigraphia Masonic Reprints
1889 Quatuor Coronatorum Antigraphia Masonic Reprints

Price: £295.00

1889-90 The first edition of this work. Two volumes bound as one. Incomplete in two volumes, being volume one and two of eleven. This work offers a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested...

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1890 The Sheffield Assay Office Arnold T. Watson Silver Trade
1890 The Sheffield Assay Office Arnold T. Watson Silver Trade

Price: £55.00

A very scarce volume, ideal for those with an interest in the industry and trade of the city of Sheffield. A paper read before the Sheffield Literary and Philosophical Society, October 1st,...

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1890-1913 The Rulers of India
1890-1913 The Rulers of India

Price: £50.00

Four volumes of this interesting and detailed look into the rulers of India, by Sir William Wilson Hunter, illustrated with folding maps. In four volumes. This is a biographical series documenting...

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1891 2vols Cathedrals Abbeys and Churches England and Wales Prof. T G Bonney
1891 2vols Cathedrals Abbeys and Churches England and Wales Prof. T G Bonney

Price: £100.00

A two volume set of works edited by Prof. T. G. Bonney. In this work Bonney explores the history and design of Cathedrals across England and Wales. Complete in two volumes. In the publisher's...

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1891 Norman and English History During the 11th and 12th Centuries
1891 Norman and English History During the 11th and 12th Centuries

Price: £375.00

A very scarce and beautifully created historical work on the Normans and their relation to English history. A privately printed work, with illuminated letters, red and black text, in addition to fine illustrations. ...

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1891 Vie de Saint Louis de Gonzague Virgile Cepari Michel Illus French
1891 Vie de Saint Louis de Gonzague Virgile Cepari Michel Illus French

Price: £50.00

An illustrated copy of Virgile Cepari's biography on his friend the Saint Louis de Gonzague, illustrated throughout, including a coloured frontispiece and folding maps. In French. In French....

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1892 Book of the Centenary Including the Official Catalogue
1892 Book of the Centenary Including the Official Catalogue

Price: £140.00

A very scarce first edition of this catalogue of the great centenary celebration of the Masonic Female Orphan School of Ireland, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. A very...

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1892 Papers and Pedigrees Mainly Relating to Cumberland and Westmorland
1892 Papers and Pedigrees Mainly Relating to Cumberland and Westmorland

Price: £58.00

The first edition of this collection of papers and pedigrees relating to the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, illustrated throughout, including with folding plates. The first edition...

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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 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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1893 History of the Lodge of Prosperity No. 65 Bro. C. E. Ferry Second Edition
1893 History of the Lodge of Prosperity No. 65 Bro. C. E. Ferry Second Edition

Price: £110.00

A very scarce work of Masonic history by Bro. C. E. Ferry. Illustrated with several plates and one folding plate. A very scarce second edition copy of this work of Masonic history. In the...

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1893 Tales of Grandfather
1893 Tales of Grandfather

Price: £140.00

A lovely example of this work of Scottish history by the incredibly influential author Sir Walter Scott. This particular copy is in excellent

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1893 The Century Progress Commerce Yorkshire Illus History
1893 The Century Progress Commerce Yorkshire Illus History

Price: £70.00

A illustrated volume explores the history of industry and commerce in the county of Yorkshire, in the North of England. A lovely example of this historic work of local interest, exploring the...

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1893 The History of Brighouse Rastrick and Hipperholme 1st Ed Signed J H Turner
1893 The History of Brighouse Rastrick and Hipperholme 1st Ed Signed J H Turner

Price: £225.00

The very scarce large paper edition of this historical work on the West Yorkshire area of Brighouse, Rastrick and Hipperholme. Signed by the author to the title page. With the author's signature...

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1893 Witnesses to the Unseen and Other Essays
1893 Witnesses to the Unseen and Other Essays

Price: £25.00

A first edition of essays from distinguished Catholic thinker Wilfrid Ward. This first edition collection of essays written by Wilfrid Ward collates many of his works that originally appeared...

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1893-1931 3vols Admissions to the College of St John the Evangelist Cambridge
1893-1931 3vols Admissions to the College of St John the Evangelist Cambridge

Price: £120.00

An informative three volume set of works documenting the students of St John's College, Cambridge across two centuries. A three volume set of works. Volume 1 has both parts I and II. A history...

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1894 2vols Sheppard Memorials of St James's Palace 1st Edition Illustrated
1894 2vols Sheppard Memorials of St James's Palace 1st Edition Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A fascinating first edition copy of Edgar Sheppard's monumental historical account of St James's Palace; copiously illustrated throughout and complete in two volumes. Examining the notable...

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1894 4vol Memoirs of the Reign of King George III Walpole Limited Edition
1894 4vol Memoirs of the Reign of King George III Walpole Limited Edition

Price: £125.00

An uncommon limited edition copy of Horace Walpole's 'Memoirs of the Reign of King George III', edited by G. F. Russell Barker and illustrated throughout. Horatio (or Horace) Walpole, was an...

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1894 Fifty Years at St. Jude's Bradford 1843-1893 Illustrated Scarce
1894 Fifty Years at St. Jude's Bradford 1843-1893 Illustrated Scarce

Price: £48.00

A charming work of local interest exploring the fifty year history of the parish of St. Jude's in Bradford Yorkshire. Very scarce. With previous owners ink inscription to the front pastedown....

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1894 History of the Philanthropic Lodge Leeds Masonic Scarce Limited Ed Signed
1894 History of the Philanthropic Lodge Leeds Masonic Scarce Limited Ed Signed

Price: £195.00

A very scarce copy of this limited edition work on the history of the Leeds Freemasons lodge, written by Charles Letch Mason, illustrated throughout. Signed by the author. A very scarce work,...

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1894 Queen Elizabeth Mandell Creighton Rebound Illustrated
1894 Queen Elizabeth Mandell Creighton Rebound Illustrated

Price: £150.00

An interesting illustrated biography of Queen Elizabeth I, written by the noted historian Mandell Creighton with some very good large format plates. Queen Elizabeth I is one of the most famous...

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1894-1901 3vol History of Commonwealth Protectorate S Rawson Gardiner Fine Bound
1894-1901 3vol History of Commonwealth Protectorate S Rawson Gardiner Fine Bound

Price: £750.00

A beautifully bound three volume set regarding the commonwealth and protectorate. This historical work is profusely illustrated with several maps. Written by English historian, Samuel Rawson...

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1895 English Seamen Howard Clifford Hawkings Drake Cavendish R Southey First Ed
1895 English Seamen Howard Clifford Hawkings Drake Cavendish R Southey First Ed

Price: £40.00

A interesting first edition copy of Robert Southey's 'English Seamen', with biographies of several naval figures. This work explores the navel careers of the following naval leaders: Lord Howard...

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1895 History of The Welsh Church Dissolution of Monasteries Rev E J Newell First
1895 History of The Welsh Church Dissolution of Monasteries Rev E J Newell First

Price: £40.00

A interesting work of Welsh history exploring the progression of the Welsh church. First edition. Written by Rev. E. J. Newell, the author of other notable religious works 'A Popular History...

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1895 Maynooth College Its Centenary History 1795-1895
1895 Maynooth College Its Centenary History 1795-1895

Price: £46.00

A first edition volume of the Most Rev. John Healy's history of Maynooth College. In this first edition work of the Most Rev. John Healy, the history of Maynooth College is chronicled from its...

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1895-1911 9vol Navy Records Society
1895-1911 9vol Navy Records Society

Price: £335.00

A mixed volume set of publications by the Navy Records Society, from 1895 to 1911. The Navy Records society publish rare and original documents on naval history. It was established in 1893...

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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 History of the Horn-Book
1896 History of the Horn-Book

Price: £1,357.00

The first edition of Andrew Tuer's fascinating and influential work on historial hornbooks, looking here that their history. With seven hornbooks. The first edition of this work. Complete...

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1896 Memorials of the Goldsmiths' Company Being Gleanings From Their Records
1896 Memorials of the Goldsmiths' Company Being Gleanings From Their Records

Price: £145.00

The first edition of this fascinating look at the Goldsmiths' Company of London memorials from the fourteenth to nineteenth century, illustrated throughout, including with a colour frontispiece to each volume. ...

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1897 History of Freemasonry in Whitby, From 1764 to 1897
1897 History of Freemasonry in Whitby, From 1764 to 1897

Price: £480.00

A signed limited edition presentation copy of this fascinating look into the history of the Freemasons in Whitby, illustrated throughout, including with a folding plate. A limited edition work,...

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1897 History of the Blackburn Grammar School Garstang First Edition Scarce Illustrated
1897 History of the Blackburn Grammar School Garstang First Edition Scarce Illustrated

Price: £35.00

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating history of Blackburn Grammar School by John Garstang, who attended the school in his youth. John Garstang was a notable British archaeologist...

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1897 History of the Horn-Book
1897 History of the Horn-Book

Price: £550.00

The second edition of Andrew Tuer's important working looking at the history of hornbooks, looking in detail at many surviving hornbooks. The second edition of this work. With two horn-books...

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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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1897-1911 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 Charles I John Skelton Biography History Stuarts Colour Illustrated Scotland England
1898 Charles I John Skelton Biography History Stuarts Colour Illustrated Scotland England

Price: £130.00

A beautifully illustrated work on Charles I by Scottish author, Sir John Skelton. Published to a high quality by renowned fine art publisher, Goupil and co. The first trade edition of this...

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1898 History of Royal Arch Masonry at Whitby From 1782 to 1898
1898 History of Royal Arch Masonry at Whitby From 1782 to 1898

Price: £480.00

An author's presentation copy of this very scarce work on Freemasonry in Whitby by Egbert Fox-Thomas, illustrated. Author's presentation copy, with 'With the Author's fraternal regards' to the...

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1898-99 A Journal of the Reigns of Three Monarchs
1898-99 A Journal of the Reigns of Three Monarchs

Price: £485.00

A beautifully bound set of Charles Greville's journals written during the reigns of Kings George IV, William IV, and Queen Victoria. In a signed binding by Hatchards. Complete in eight volumes....

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1899 2Vol The History of England Lord Macaulay James II
1899 2Vol The History of England Lord Macaulay James II

Price: £45.00

A two volume set of 'The History of England' by Lord Macaulay 'The History of England from the Accession of James the Second' by Lord Macaulay, two volumes in a cloth binding. Covering a seventeen...

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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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1899 Lessons of the War with Spain Alfred Mahan Folding Maps
1899 Lessons of the War with Spain Alfred Mahan Folding Maps

Price: £98.00

A collection of essays looking at naval history, mostly at the effect of the Spanish War, illustrated with two folding maps. This work is an essay discussing the lessons of the war with Spain,...

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1899 Memoranda from a Note Book the Yorkshire Penny Bank HB Sellers Scarce 1st
1899 Memoranda from a Note Book the Yorkshire Penny Bank HB Sellers Scarce 1st

Price: £65.00

A very scarce and interesting work on the history of the 'Yorkshire Penny Bank' now known as the 'Yorkshire Bank'. Being a series of three addresses delivered to staff in 1898. This work, by...

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1899 Oliver Cromwell Samuel Rawson Gardiner Limited Edition Illustrated
1899 Oliver Cromwell Samuel Rawson Gardiner Limited Edition Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A profusely illustrated work exploring the life and legacy of Oliver Cromwell. Limited edition, printed on fine paper. This particular volume is number 225 of 1475. This biographical work...

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1899 Oliver Cromwell Samuel Rawson Gardiner Limited Edition Quarter Calf
1899 Oliver Cromwell Samuel Rawson Gardiner Limited Edition Quarter Calf

Price: £340.00

An important and informative biography on the controversial military and political leader Oliver Cromwell. This handsome volume is in excellent

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1899 Short History of the English People Green Woodhouse Grove School Binding
1899 Short History of the English People Green Woodhouse Grove School Binding

Price: £78.00

An attractive rebound copy of John Richard Green's fascinating history of the English people; in a full calf school binding, with the gilt crest of Woodhouse Grove School stamped to the front board. ...

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1900 Historical Sketches Great Horton James Parker Tramways Very Scarce
1900 Historical Sketches Great Horton James Parker Tramways Very Scarce

Price: £120.00

A very scarce work exploring the history and opening of the tramways of Lidget Green Tramway, in Great Horton West Yorkshire. A lovely piece of local history, perfect those with an interest in the tramways of England. ...

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1900 History of England From the Fall of Wolsey
1900 History of England From the Fall of Wolsey

Price: £750.00

A popular edition of James Anthony Froude's detailed history of England from around the years 1530 to 1588, looking in detail at the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. A popular edition of...

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1900 Our Fleet To-Day Captain and Its Development S. Eardley-Wilmot Illustrated
1900 Our Fleet To-Day Captain and Its Development S. Eardley-Wilmot Illustrated

Price: £125.00

A greatly revised second edition copy of Captain S. Eardley-Wilmot work of naval history, with numerous illustrations of naval ships throughout. Second edition. In its first edition the work...

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1900 The First Volume of the Conway Parish Registers
1900 The First Volume of the Conway Parish Registers

Price: £170.00

A scarce first edition copy of the Conway parish registers. Being a record of the rural deanery from 1541 to 1793. In a contemporary full vellum binding. Although this is stated as the first...

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1900 The Kalendar of the Corporation of SS. Mary and Nicolas Very Scarce
1900 The Kalendar of the Corporation of SS. Mary and Nicolas Very Scarce

Price: £120.00

A very scarce copy of the calendar of events of the Woodard Schools, a group of Anglican schools. A very scarce work, with only one on Copac and WorldCat held at the Cambridge University. A...

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1900-29 2volin1 Clitheroe in the Coaching Days Railway Days Stephen Clarke Illus
1900-29 2volin1 Clitheroe in the Coaching Days Railway Days Stephen Clarke Illus

Price: £120.00

A lovely piece of local history, explore the transport systems of Clitheroe in the county of Lancaster. Uncommon. Two volumes bound in one. The volumes include, 'Clitheroe in the Old Coaching...

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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 English Seamen In The Sixteenth Century Lectures Delivered At Oxford Easter Terms
1901 English Seamen In The Sixteenth Century Lectures Delivered At Oxford Easter Terms

Price: £90.00

A lovely example of this work of English history by James Anthony Froude, handsomely bound in a W. Lewis full calf binding. A selection of lectures delivered at Oxford University delivered...

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1901 Memorials of Old Buckinghamshire Ditchfield First Edition Scarce Illustrated
1901 Memorials of Old Buckinghamshire Ditchfield First Edition Scarce Illustrated

Price: £35.00

A pleasing scarce work on the history of the county of Buckinghamshire, England; by the Church of England priest, historian and a prolific author Peter Hempson Ditchfield. Best known for co-editing...

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1901 Sir George Carew's Scroll of Arms 1588
1901 Sir George Carew's Scroll of Arms 1588

Price: £70.00

A nicely rebound copy of George Carrow's 'Scroll of Arms 1588', a work on heraldry in Devonshire sixteenth century churches. A referential heraldry work looking at the scroll of arms found in...

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