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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A historical reference book by Alfred Neobard Palmer.Reprinted from the Archaeologia Cambrensis, July, 1903.Alfred Neobard Palmer (18471915) was a chemist and local historian.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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1903-4 2vol London the Time of the Tudors Stuarts Besant Illus Folding Map 1st
1903-4 2vol London the Time of the Tudors Stuarts Besant Illus Folding Map 1st

Price: £170.00

Two illustrated works looking at the history of London during the Tudor and Stuart eras, written by Walter Besant, with two folding maps. The first edition of these works. In two volumes. Part...

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1904 2vols Henry VIII Edward Hall Charles Whibley History Frontispiece
1904 2vols Henry VIII Edward Hall Charles Whibley History Frontispiece

Price: £70.00

A limited edition set discussing the tumultuous reign of one of England's most infamous monarchs, Henry VIII. Complete in two volumes. Limited edition, one of only 500. With an illustrated...

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1904 Early Records of St. Paul's Lodge, No. 43 Very Scarce Joseph Boocock Masonic Illustrated
1904 Early Records of St. Paul's Lodge, No. 43 Very Scarce Joseph Boocock Masonic Illustrated

Price: £70.00

A very scarce copy of this fascinating record of the minutes of one of the oldest Lodges in Freemasonry in the United Kingdom; St. Paul's Lodge, Birmingham. The records in this work were compiled...

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1904 The City Companies of London and Their Good Works P H Ditchfield Illus
1904 The City Companies of London and Their Good Works P H Ditchfield Illus

Price: £40.00

A first edition and profusely illustrated volume exploring the livery companies of the city of London. Written by the noted historian and Church of England priest, P. H. Ditchfield. First edition....

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1904 The Crown of Wild Olive John Ruskin Leather
1904 The Crown of Wild Olive John Ruskin Leather

Price: £55.00

Four interesting lectures by the influential Victorian critic and social thinker, John Ruskin. In a lovely leather binding. Series of lectures by Ruskin, first published in 1866. Includes...

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1904-10 6vol Lives of the Queens of England Agnes Strickland Frontispieces
1904-10 6vol Lives of the Queens of England Agnes Strickland Frontispieces

Price: £95.00

A nicely bound collection of Anne Strickland's informative work on the history of English Queens, with frontispieces. Complete in six volumes. This six volume set is an interesting history...

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1904-1961 3vol in 1 Memorials of the Globe Lodge No. 23 1723-1961 Scarce Illustrated
1904-1961 3vol in 1 Memorials of the Globe Lodge No. 23 1723-1961 Scarce Illustrated

Price: £30.00

Three fascinating works of masonic history of the 'Globe Lodge'; copiously illustrated throughout and bound in one volume. A very scarce volume, containing the three following works: 'Some...

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1905 A General History of the County of Radnor Rev Jonathan Williams Illustrated
1905 A General History of the County of Radnor Rev Jonathan Williams Illustrated

Price: £245.00

A charming work of local interest, exploring the Randnorshire county of Wales, written by the Rev. Jonathan Williams. Compiled from the manuscript of the late Rev. Jonathan Williams, with other...

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1905 Famous British Admirals Albert Lee Illustrated Publishers Cloth Binding
1905 Famous British Admirals Albert Lee Illustrated Publishers Cloth Binding

Price: £30.00

In the publisher's original cloth binding, this copy explores the history of the famous British admiral, illustrated with several portraits throughout. In the publisher's original cloth binding....

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1905 Handbook of Co-Operative Congress at Paisley Illustrated Very Scarce
1905 Handbook of Co-Operative Congress at Paisley Illustrated Very Scarce

Price: £170.00

A very scarce copy of the thirty-seventh annual of the Co-Operative Congress, illustrated profile throughout. A very scarce work. The thirty-seventh annual handbook for the Co-Operative Congress...

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1905 Origin and History of Old Masonic Lodge "The Caveac" No. 176 Simpson
1905 Origin and History of Old Masonic Lodge

Price: £70.00

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating work of masonic history by John Percy Simpson detailing the history of the 'Caveac Lodge'; providing a fascinating record of members, masters, secretaries and treasurers...

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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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1905 Suffolk in 1674 Being The Hearth Tax Return
1905 Suffolk in 1674 Being The Hearth Tax Return

Price: £110.00

A very scarce work bound in the publisher's original cloth binding, with gilt titles to the spine and board. Suffolk Green Books. No. XI. Vol. 13. This particular work discusses the Hearth...

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1905 The Municipal Parks London Lieut Col J J Sexby Illustrated
1905 The Municipal Parks London Lieut Col J J Sexby Illustrated

Price: £53.00

A fascinating history work exploring the open and communal spaces in England's capital, illustrated throughout and written by the important designer Lieut-Col J. J. Sexby. Cheap edition. Profusely...

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1905-21 3vols Minor Poets of the Caroline Period George Saintsbury Dustwrappers
1905-21 3vols Minor Poets of the Caroline Period George Saintsbury Dustwrappers

Price: £175.00

George Saintsbury's collection of poetry from the English Caroline era, including works from the poets Katherine Philips, Patrick Hannay, William Hammond, and more. Volumes I and II are the...

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1906 2vols History of England Accession James II Macaulay Popular Edition
1906 2vols History of England Accession James II Macaulay Popular Edition

Price: £90.00

A complete two volume set of Thomas Babington Macaulay's 'The History of England', rebound in a lovely half crushed morocco binding. Thomas Babington Macaulay was a Whig politician, essayist,...

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1906 9vol The Letters of Horace Walpole Cunningham First Illustrated
1906 9vol The Letters of Horace Walpole Cunningham First Illustrated

Price: £195.00

A lovely complete nine volume set of 'The Letters of Horace Walpole' edited by Peter Cunningham and copiously illustrated throughout. This text was edited by Peter Cunningham, the son of the...

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1906 Durham Opening of the Twentieth Century Jamieson First Edition Illustrated
1906 Durham Opening of the Twentieth Century Jamieson First Edition Illustrated

Price: £155.00

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating historical study of Durham at the beginning of the twentieth century by James Jamieson, copiously illustrated throughout. With an extensive list...

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1906 History and Records of the Lodge of Emulation, No. 21 Sadler Very Scarce 1st Ed Illustrated
1906 History and Records of the Lodge of Emulation, No. 21 Sadler Very Scarce 1st Ed Illustrated

Price: £90.00

A very scarce first edition copy of this fascinating work of masonic history by Henry Sadler detailing the history of the 'Lodge of Emulation'; providing a fascinating record of members, masters, secretaries and treasurers...

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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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1906 The History of the Phoenix Lodge Freemasons Thomas Todd Illus Very Scarce
1906 The History of the Phoenix Lodge Freemasons Thomas Todd Illus Very Scarce

Price: £70.00

A very scarce look at Thomas Olman Todd's history of the Freemason's Phoenix Lodge, illustrated throughout. A very scarce work. An intriguing look at the history of Phoenix Lodge, the Freemasons...

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1908 Last Fight of the Revenge Sir Walter Raleigh Illus Colour Plates 1st Thus
1908 Last Fight of the Revenge Sir Walter Raleigh Illus Colour Plates 1st Thus

Price: £45.00

The first edition thus of this interesting historical work by Walter Raleigh, illustrated with six colour plates. The first edition thus of this work, being the first edition with these illustrations....

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1908 Record of St. Mary's Lodge No. 63 Winsor Hollingworth Adams Scarce Illustrated
1908 Record of St. Mary's Lodge No. 63 Winsor Hollingworth Adams Scarce Illustrated

Price: £60.00

A scarce copy of this fascinating chronological record of 'St Mary's Lodge'; from its constitution in 1757 till the date of this text's publication. With a bookplate of an 'Andy Durr' to the...

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1908 The Old-Time Parson Peter H. Ditchfield Illustrated Colour Frontispiece
1908 The Old-Time Parson Peter H. Ditchfield Illustrated Colour Frontispiece

Price: £70.00

An illustrated work on the history of the roles and lives of parsons, written by the priest Peter Ditchfield. 'The Old-Time Parson' looks at the history and lives of parsons, a priest of an...

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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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1909 British Sport Past and Present E. D. Cuming Illustrated G. Denholm Armour
1909 British Sport Past and Present E. D. Cuming Illustrated G. Denholm Armour

Price: £40.00

A history of British Sport past and present bring a work exploring the history of British hunting and shooting. Illustrated with several plates by G. Denholm Armour, each with the original tissue guards. ...

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1909 Fights for the Flag Cheltenham College Leather Fine Binding
1909 Fights for the Flag Cheltenham College Leather Fine Binding

Price: £48.00

An attractive copy of W. H. Fitchett's 'Fights for the Flag', rebound in a full polished calf binding with Cheltenham college gilt crest to front board, and attractive marbled endpapers and textblock. ...

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1909 H B Sellers Memoranda from a Note Book on the Yorkshire Penny Bank Private Printed Jubilee
1909 H B Sellers Memoranda from a Note Book on the Yorkshire Penny Bank Private Printed Jubilee

Price: £48.00

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 and then a further series of addresses for...

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1909 Record Series Vol. XL. For The Year 1908
1909 Record Series Vol. XL. For The Year 1908

Price: £45.00

A scarce work of references printed for The Yorkshire Archaeological Society, in which John William Clay lays out the marriage licences for the year 1908. Scarce. In the publisher's original...

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1909 Sketches of English Life and Character by Mary R Mitford Colour Plates
1909 Sketches of English Life and Character by Mary R Mitford Colour Plates

Price: £59.99

A charming collection of sketches on English life. First edition. With many colourful plates by Stanhope A. Forbes tipped in.

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1909 The Bancrofts Recollections of Sixty Years Illustrated First Edition
1909 The Bancrofts Recollections of Sixty Years Illustrated First Edition

Price: £75.00

A first edition copy of this autobiographical work, exploring the life and career of two actors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. First edition copy of this work. In a...

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1909 The British Tar In Fact and Fiction Charles N Robinson John Leyland Illus
1909 The British Tar In Fact and Fiction Charles N Robinson John Leyland Illus

Price: £45.00

A delightful work of British naval history written by the maritime historian Charles Napier Robinson. A fascinating work of British maritime history, exploring the society and life of British...

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1909 The Smugglers Harper Hardy First Edition Bayntun Binding Illustrated
1909 The Smugglers Harper Hardy First Edition Bayntun Binding Illustrated

Price: £170.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating history of smuggling by Charles G. Harper; romanticising the exploits of the smugglers, and obscuring their more viscious crimes. Charles George Harper...

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1910 The Dead King
1910 The Dead King

Price: £45.00

The first edition of Rudyard Kipling's eulogy written upon the death of King Edward VII, illustrated throughout by W. Heath Robinson. The first edition of this work. Rudyard Kipling's eulogy...

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1911 2vols Palace of History Scottish Exhibition of National History Art Industry Glasgow
1911 2vols Palace of History Scottish Exhibition of National History Art Industry Glasgow

Price: £115.00

A comprehensive study of the Scottish Exhibition held in Glasgow in 1911. Written across two volumes, this work explores Scottish history, art and industry. With a foreword by the Scottish...

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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 Rechabite History Richardson Campbell First Edition Scarce Illustrated
1911 Rechabite History Richardson Campbell First Edition Scarce Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A pleasing first edition copy of this uncommon history of the 'Independent Order of Rechabites' society; an organisation founded in England in 1835 to promote total abstinence from alcohol. ...

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1911 Report on the Manuscripts of the Earl of Denbigh Newnham Paddox Scarce
1911 Report on the Manuscripts of the Earl of Denbigh Newnham Paddox Scarce

Price: £45.00

A nicely bound copy of this collection of papers from the Earls of Denbigh, in a signed binding by Birdall & Son. In a signed binding by Birdall & Son. A collection of letters and paper...

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1911 The Dalesman A. Wren Rumney Illustrated Publishers Cloth
1911 The Dalesman A. Wren Rumney Illustrated Publishers Cloth

Price: £37.00

A first edition copy of this work by A Wren Rumney being an exploration of an area of Yorkshire. First edition. A story of the Yorkshire fells, written by A Wren Rumney. Lacking the original...

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1911 The Nelsons of Burnham Thorpe M. Eyre Matcham Illustrated 1st
1911 The Nelsons of Burnham Thorpe M. Eyre Matcham Illustrated 1st

Price: £90.00

The first edition of this biography of the life of Admiral Nelson and his family, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. This work looks at the life of Horatio Nelson and his...

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1911 The Pageant of British History J Edward Parrott Illustrated
1911 The Pageant of British History J Edward Parrott Illustrated

Price: £25.00

A pictorial history of Britain illustrated throughout. With illustrations by many eminent artists such as JMW Turner, G F Watts, Benjamin West, Lord LEighton, Sir John Gilbert , Ford Madox...

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1911 The Roman Journals of Ferdinand Gregorovius 1852-1874 Friedrich Althaus
1911 The Roman Journals of Ferdinand Gregorovius 1852-1874 Friedrich Althaus

Price: £25.00

The journals of Ferdinand Gregorovius, a historian who specialised in medieval Rome, translated into English by Mrs Gustavus W. Hamilton. The journals are a collection by Ferdinand Gregorovius,...

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1912 A Colony In The Making or Sport and Profit in British East Africa Cranworth
1912 A Colony In The Making or Sport and Profit in British East Africa Cranworth

Price: £80.00

A first edition copy of this work of colonial history written by Lord Cranworth, with additional material by his wife Lord Cranworth. First edition, in the publisher's original cloth binding....

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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 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 Evolution of English Drama up to Shakespeare Charles Wallace 1st
1912 Evolution of English Drama up to Shakespeare Charles Wallace 1st

Price: £55.00

The first edition of Charles William Wallace's fascinating history of drama and the theatre in England. The first edition of this work. This work discusses the history of English drama, focussing...

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1912 Georgius Agricola De Re Metallica
1912 Georgius Agricola De Re Metallica

Price: £2,200.00

A lovely example of this important work of mining history, with this particular copy being an author's presentation copy, signed by the the future President and editor, Herbert Clark Hoover. ...

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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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1913 Documents Illustrating Early Education in Worcester Arthur Leach 1st Scarce
1913 Documents Illustrating Early Education in Worcester Arthur Leach 1st Scarce

Price: £95.00

The first edition of this look at the historical documents concerning education in Worcester, written by Arthur Francis Leach. The first edition of this work. 'Documents Illustrating Early...

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1913 Thames-Side in the Past Literature Society Hodgson Illus First Edition
1913 Thames-Side in the Past Literature Society Hodgson Illus First Edition

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this illustrated look at the literary life of the south-west of London, written by F. C. Hodgson. The first edition of this work. 'Thames-Side in the Past' looks into...

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1913 The Sailors Whom Nelson Led Edward Fraser Colour Frontis Illustrated 1st
1913 The Sailors Whom Nelson Led Edward Fraser Colour Frontis Illustrated 1st

Price: £80.00

The first edition of this work, a work discussing the sailors under Nelson, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. This works describes Horatio Nelson's sailors and how they...

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1913-1915 6vols The History of England Macaulay Firth First Illustrated Edition
1913-1915 6vols The History of England Macaulay Firth First Illustrated Edition

Price: £160.00

A lovely first illustrated edition copy of Thomas Babington Macaulay's 'The History of England', edited by the renowned British historian Charles Harding Firth. Thomas Babington Macaulay was...

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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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1914 Book of the Bayeux Tapestry Hilaire Belloc Colour Illustrations
1914 Book of the Bayeux Tapestry Hilaire Belloc Colour Illustrations

Price: £28.00

A colourfully illustrated look at the images depicted on the famous Bayeux Tapestry, written by Hilaire Belloc. This work is an in-depth look at the Bayeux Tapestry and the images and history...

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1914 Bygone Haslemere Swanton First Edition Uncommon Illustrated Folding Maps
1914 Bygone Haslemere Swanton First Edition Uncommon Illustrated Folding Maps

Price: £75.00

An uncommon first edition copy of this fascinating history of the town of Haslemere, Sussex; from the stone age to the beginning of the nineteenth century. This short but interesting insight...

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1914 The Norman Balliols in England Benjamin J Scott Presentation Copy First Ed
1914 The Norman Balliols in England Benjamin J Scott Presentation Copy First Ed

Price: £220.00

A delightful presentation copy of this historical look at the Norman Balliols in England. Illustrated throughout, with a frontispiece, four plates and numerous in-text diagrams, photographs,...

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1914-22 5vols The History of The Worshipful Company of the Drapers of London
1914-22 5vols The History of The Worshipful Company of the Drapers of London

Price: £150.00

A very scarce five volume set by Rev. A. H. Johnson uniformly bound in a full cloth binding. Featuring several illustrations to each volume, including a double page colour plate to the frontispiece of volume I. ...

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1915 The Registers of the Church of St. Ethelburga Rev. W. F. Cobb Very Scarce
1915 The Registers of the Church of St. Ethelburga Rev. W. F. Cobb Very Scarce

Price: £55.00

A very scarce work of local interest, offering an insight into the registry of St Ethelburga the Virgin in Bishopsgate. Very scarce. Written by the Rector of the parish Rev. W. F. Cobb. ...

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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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1916-17 2vols From The Limbo of The Past Famous Fights for English Liberty
1916-17 2vols From The Limbo of The Past Famous Fights for English Liberty

Price: £120.00

A two volume set of works by J. Scott Harston being an interesting work of British legal history. Two volumes. In a uniform half paper vellum binding, with paper covered boards. Each volume...

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1917 Administration in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1572-1580
1917 Administration in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1572-1580

Price: £125.00

A very scarce copy of this collection of the acts of the Canterbury prerogative court from the years 1572 to 1580. A very scarce work. Volume II only, lacking Volume I of a two volume set....

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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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1919 A Brief History of The Society 1867-1917 W H Childe Scarce
1919 A Brief History of The Society 1867-1917 W H Childe Scarce

Price: £50.00

A very scarce work exploring the history of the co-operative based in the North of England, with numerous illustrations throughout. Profusely illustrated throughout with 36 plates and a frontispiece....

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1919 A History of the Leeds Grammar School A. C. Price Illus. Education
1919 A History of the Leeds Grammar School A. C. Price Illus. Education

Price: £37.00

A fascinating historic account of Leeds Grammar school, illustrated with portraits throughout, documenting its early history and establishment. A uncommon work, looking at the history of Leeds...

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1919 A History of the Leeds Grammar School A. C. Price Illustrated Uncommon 1st
1919 A History of the Leeds Grammar School A. C. Price Illustrated Uncommon 1st

Price: £65.00

An uncommon first edition of this interesting and thorough illustrated history of the Leeds Grammar School. An uncommon first edition of this work. Leeds Grammar School was an independent school...

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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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1920 The Village Labourer J L Hammond Barbara Hammond New Edition
1920 The Village Labourer J L Hammond Barbara Hammond New Edition

Price: £35.00

A handsomely bound copy of British history from the early twentieth century by J. L. Hammond and Barbara Hammond. New edition. With the bookplate and ink inscription to the front pastedown...

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1921 2vol Mary Davies and the Manor of Ebury Charles T Gatty Illustrated 1st Ed
1921 2vol Mary Davies and the Manor of Ebury Charles T Gatty Illustrated 1st Ed

Price: £55.00

The first edition of this biography regarding Mary Davies and her role in the development of Ebury Manor of the City of London. A fascinating history regarding the development of what is now Mayfair, Belgravia and Park...

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1921 2vol Mary Davies Manor of Ebury Gatty Illustrated First Edition Folding Map
1921 2vol Mary Davies Manor of Ebury Gatty Illustrated First Edition Folding Map

Price: £88.00

A first edition copy of Charles T. Getty's two volumes history of Mary Davies, and the estate upon which her whole life turned. Each volume is undated, dated using Copac. Complete with original...

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1921 Ancient Freemasonry and the Old Dundee Lodge, No. 18 Heiron 1st Ed Illustrated
1921 Ancient Freemasonry and the Old Dundee Lodge, No. 18 Heiron 1st Ed Illustrated

Price: £60.00

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating masonic history by Arthur Heiron; detailing the history of the 'Old Dundee Lodge' and providing a fascinating record of members, masters, and treasurers from 1722 to 1920....

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1921 The Halifax Equitable Benefit Building Society Jubilee Illus. Scarce
1921 The Halifax Equitable Benefit Building Society Jubilee Illus. Scarce

Price: £80.00

A very scarce piece of local history from the north of England with numerous portraits of committee members throughout. Undated, dated using Copac. A very scarce volume exploring the history...

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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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1922-25 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 A History of Leicester Skillington First Edition Limited Edition Signed Illustrated
1923 A History of Leicester Skillington First Edition Limited Edition Signed Illustrated

Price: £35.00

A pleasing first, limited edition copy of this fascinating exploration of the 'essential history' of the city of Leicester, England; signed and numbered by the author Stephen Harry Skillington. ...

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1923 Congregationalism in Eccleshill Centenary Rev. WM. Manning Illus. History
1923 Congregationalism in Eccleshill Centenary Rev. WM. Manning Illus. History

Price: £30.00

A one hundred year history of Congregationalism in Eccleshill in the city of Bradford, illustrated with portraits of notable church leaders throughout. Undated, dated using Copac. A celebratory...

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1923 In Bucks George E. Eland Illustrated Uncommon Folding Map
1923 In Bucks George E. Eland Illustrated Uncommon Folding Map

Price: £35.00

A pleasing copy of this uncommon and copiously illustrated examination of rural Buckinghamshire, England. Examining the following topics: Old cottages, furniture and fittings, moats, water-mills...

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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 History of the Yorkshire Congregational Union Francis Wrigley
1923 The History of the Yorkshire Congregational Union Francis Wrigley

Price: £34.00

A very scarce work discussing the history of Yorkshire Congregational Union, its history and achievements. Very scarce. Undated, dated using Copac. Featuring four portraits of former committee...

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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 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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1924 The Lives of Gallant Ladies
1924 The Lives of Gallant Ladies

Price: £98.00

A signed copy of Robert Gibbing's publication of Pierre de Bourdeille's fascinating work discussing the private lives of the sixteenth century French nobility, illustrated throughout. Complete...

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1925 2vols Memoirs Verney Family in the 17th Century Illus Presentation Copy
1925 2vols Memoirs Verney Family in the 17th Century Illus Presentation Copy

Price: £60.00

The third edition of this interesting history of the historical Verney family, written by Frances Parthenope Verney, and edited by Lady Margaret Verney, by whom this is signed. The third edition...

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1925 3vol The Lives of the Rakes E. Beresford Chancellor Illustrated 1st
1925 3vol The Lives of the Rakes E. Beresford Chancellor Illustrated 1st

Price: £150.00

Three volumes of E. Beresford Chancellor's interesting history on rakes, illustrated throughout, The first edition of these works. Three volumes of this six volume set, these volumes being...

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1925 Archaeologia Aeliana
1925 Archaeologia Aeliana

Price: £450.00

Twenty one fascinating volumes from the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne's monumental 'Archaeologia Aeliana'. The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne is the oldest provincial...

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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 Old English Household Life Country Folk Gertrude Jekyll Illustrated
1925 Old English Household Life Country Folk Gertrude Jekyll Illustrated

Price: £75.00

An illustrated work on the history of rural life in England, written by the renowned gardenist Gertrude Jekyll. 'Old English Household Life' looks at rural life in the nineteenth century, discussing...

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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 A History of Firearms by H.B.C. Pollard First Edition Illustrated
1926 A History of Firearms by H.B.C. Pollard First Edition Illustrated

Price: £115.00

The first edition of this profusely illustrated uncommon work regarding the history of firearms, presented in the original publisher's cloth binding. The first edition. Collated complete...

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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 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 Inner Temple Readers Shields in the Hall
1927 Inner Temple Readers Shields in the Hall

Price: £275.00

A very scace copy of this work looking at the coat of arms found in the Inner Temple Hall in London, illustrated throughout. A very scarce work. A work showing the coats of arms of the readers...

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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 Plough Court Ernest C. Cripps First Edition Illustrated
1927 Plough Court Ernest C. Cripps First Edition Illustrated

Price: £22.00

A lovely first edition copy of this fascinating historical study of the Plough Court pharmacy; with particular emphasis on the life and works of the renowned English scientist and philanthropist William Allen, who joined...

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1927 The History of Hitchin
1927 The History of Hitchin

Price: £60.00

A lovely example of this two volume set of works by Reginald L. Hine. Complete in two volumes. Two volumes. In the publisher's original cloth binding. This interesting work of local interest...

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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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1927 Wreck of the Grosvenor George Carter Edward Riou First Thus Folding Plate
1927 Wreck of the Grosvenor George Carter Edward Riou First Thus Folding Plate

Price: £55.00

A fascinating volume exploring the history and account of The Grosvenor ship, illustrated with two folding plates. First thus. This work discusses the Wreck of the Grosvenor, an event that...

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1928 National Policy and Naval Strength and Other Essays Sir H. W. Richmond
1928 National Policy and Naval Strength and Other Essays Sir H. W. Richmond

Price: £48.00

A scarce copy of this work of naval history, with a series of essays discussing naval policy and strategy. Admiral Sir Herbert Richmond was a Professor of Naval History at Cambridge University....

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1928 Picturesque Gloucestershire G V Bright Illus Cheltenham Topography 1st Ed
1928 Picturesque Gloucestershire G V Bright Illus Cheltenham Topography 1st Ed

Price: £95.00

The first edition of this charming guide to the county of Gloucestershire. Using photographs taken by the author, this work is a handy insight into the rich cultural history this county has to offer. ...

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1928 Some Westmoreland Wills 1686-1738
1928 Some Westmoreland Wills 1686-1738

Price: £70.00

A nice first edition of this referential work looking at the wills of various people from Westmoreland from 1686 to 1738, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. A collection...

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1928 The London Assurance A Chronicle Drew Illustrated First Edition Scarce
1928 The London Assurance A Chronicle Drew Illustrated First Edition Scarce

Price: £24.00

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating history of the notable British insurance company, 'The London Assurance'. Library bookplate to the pastedowns, and library stamping to front...

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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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1928-30 2vols Traditions of Lancashire 1st 2nd Series John Roby Finden Pickering
1928-30 2vols Traditions of Lancashire 1st 2nd Series John Roby Finden Pickering

Price: £150.00

The complete two volumes of this influential two-volume study on English folklore, 'The Traditions of Lancashire'. Both are illustrated, with the original unclipped dustwrapper. Being the first...

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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 England Under Queen Anne Blenheim Trevelyan Illus Folding Maps
1930 England Under Queen Anne Blenheim Trevelyan Illus Folding Maps

Price: £60.00

A smart copy of this thorough history of England under the rule of Queen Anne, with three folding maps. Queen Anne was the Queen of Great Britain from 1702 to 1714. She came to the throne after...

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1930 Palaeography Genealogy and Topography 1930 Catalogue
1930 Palaeography Genealogy and Topography 1930 Catalogue

Price: £350.00

Two volumes bound in one of this work of British topography, with numerous examples of documents and deed. Two volumes bound in one. Rebound in a full cloth binding, with gilt detailing to...

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1930 The Visit to Lucknow of Their Excellencies Baron Irwin Lady Irwin
1930 The Visit to Lucknow of Their Excellencies Baron Irwin Lady Irwin

Price: £35.00

A very scarce work documenting the events of the diplomatic visit to India by the Baron and Lady Irwin. In the publisher's original cloth binding, with gilt detailing to the front board. ...

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1930-34 3vol England Under Queen Anne George Trevelyan Illustrated Folding Maps
1930-34 3vol England Under Queen Anne George Trevelyan Illustrated Folding Maps

Price: £175.00

A complete set of George Macaulay Trevelyan's history on the reign of Queen Anne, illustrated throughout, including with some folding maps. Complete in three volumes. Queen Anne was the Queen...

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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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1932 Calendar of the Clarendon State Papers Vol. IV F J Routledge Charles Firth
1932 Calendar of the Clarendon State Papers Vol. IV F J Routledge Charles Firth

Price: £35.00

A very scarce copy of this expansive reference work edited by F. J. Routledge. Volume IV. only. Covering the years 1657-1660. This particular volume presents a calendar of the Clarendon State...

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1932 Centenary History of the Ancient Noble Order of United Oddfellows Smith
1932 Centenary History of the Ancient Noble Order of United Oddfellows Smith

Price: £55.00

A scarce first edition copy of Charles Smith's fascinating history of the Bolton Unity of the Odd Fellows; copiously illustrated throughout. The main body of this work is split into the following...

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1932 The Walthamstow Armorial
1932 The Walthamstow Armorial

Price: £95.00

A very scarce work of heraldry A very scarce work published by the Walthamstow Antiquarian Society. This work gives an overview of the heraldry families of Walthamstow, with in-text black...

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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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1934 The Martyrs of Tolpuddle Dorsetshire Labourers Illus Trade Union History
1934 The Martyrs of Tolpuddle Dorsetshire Labourers Illus Trade Union History

Price: £45.00

This fascinating volume documents an important moment in the history of British trade unionism, as well as being an important piece of local history for the Dorset village of Tolpuddle. In the...

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1934 The Roman Wall in Scotland George Macdonald Illustrated Folding Plates
1934 The Roman Wall in Scotland George Macdonald Illustrated Folding Plates

Price: £65.00

A fascinating history of the Roman Wall in Scotland, illustrated throughout with folding plates. The revised and enlarged second edition of this work. The Antonine Wall in Scotland is a wall...

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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 Mediaeval Farnham Episcopal Manor First Edition Uncommon Illustrated
1935 Mediaeval Farnham Episcopal Manor First Edition Uncommon Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A fascinating work on mediaeval Farnham, a large town in Surrey, England, within the Borough of Waverley. Collated, complete with twenty four monochromatic plates. In the original cloth binding....

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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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1935 The Register of St Mary the Virgin Harleian Society Vol LXV Periodical
1935 The Register of St Mary the Virgin Harleian Society Vol LXV Periodical

Price: £47.00

A lovely copy of this work from the Harleian Society's records regarding St Mary the Virgin church, Aldermanbury, London. A register of the Marriages and Christenings from 1722 to 1837 and...

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1936 History of the "Lodge of Harmony" No. 133 Faversham Limited Edition Very Scarce
1936 History of the

Price: £70.00

A very scarce limited edition work of masonic history by George G. Culmer, detailing the history of the 'Lodge of Harmony, Faversham'. This work also contains Culmer's 1936 study of 'Queen...

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1936 History of the Southern Railway C F D Marshall Dustwrapper Folding Plates
1936 History of the Southern Railway C F D Marshall Dustwrapper Folding Plates

Price: £195.00

A history of the Southern Railway, written by an authority in the field C. F. Dendy Marshall. The work is illustrated with numerous plates and an additional two folding plates, and is in excellent

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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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1937 Old England Illustrated English Paintings Of The 18th 19th Centuries First
1937 Old England Illustrated English Paintings Of The 18th 19th Centuries First

Price: £19.99

Old England Illustrated By English Paintings Of The 18th and Early 19th Centuries by R. H. Mottram. First edition. With forty-eight plates of reproductions from English Paintings by various artists including Morland, Turner and Constable. Ralph...

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1937 The Strand Coronation Souvenir George VI Royal Memorabilia
1937 The Strand Coronation Souvenir George VI Royal Memorabilia

Price: £19.00

A commemorative edition of The Strand, issued to celebrate the coronation of Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth.Illustrated throughout with many photographs, coloured borders, and advertisements to the rear. Featuring a circular window...

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1937-41 2vols The Barrington Papers First Edition Bonner-Smyth Illustrated
1937-41 2vols The Barrington Papers First Edition Bonner-Smyth Illustrated

Price: £70.00

A complete two volume set of this first edition copy of 'The Barrington Papers'; consisting of the letters, papers, and correspondence of Samuel Barrington. These works are volumes LXXVII...

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1938 4vols MACQUOID History of ENGLISH FURNITURE Illus
1938 4vols MACQUOID History of ENGLISH FURNITURE Illus

Price: £599.99

Four volumes bound in red cloth with gilt titles to the spines and front boards with 15 colour plates in each volume and lots of black and white illustrations. Percy Macquoid (1852 1925) was a theatrical designer and a collector...

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1938 Co-Operation in a University Town W Henry Brown Cambridge First Ed
1938 Co-Operation in a University Town W Henry Brown Cambridge First Ed

Price: £450.00

The first edition of this historical look at Cambridge and the University. This is the first work to be illustrated by Ronald Searle. Ronald Searle was a British artist and satirical cartoon...

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1938 English Pistols and Revolvers English Hand Firearms J. N. George Illus
1938 English Pistols and Revolvers English Hand Firearms J. N. George Illus

Price: £28.00

An illustrated volume documenting the evolutionary design process of English Pistol and Revolvers, written by J. N. George. A history of the development of gun design from the 17th century...

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1938 History Of Parliament Register of the Ministers and Of The Members of Both Houses
1938 History Of Parliament Register of the Ministers and Of The Members of Both Houses

Price: £90.00

A very scarce work of British parliamentary history spanning the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A history of the British Parliament, being a register of the ministers and members of both...

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1938 History of the Congregational Church at Eccleshill H. Crapp Thos. Whitehead
1938 History of the Congregational Church at Eccleshill H. Crapp Thos. Whitehead

Price: £44.00

A charming volume celebrating the Jubilee of the Congregational Church at Eccleshill, documenting the buildings history, still in excellent

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1939 Britannia Illustrations of the Kingdom of England John O Gilby Scarce
1939 Britannia Illustrations of the Kingdom of England John O Gilby Scarce

Price: £35.00

A scarce collection of facsimile reprints of this important work of cartography, being a twentieth reprint of this seventeenth century work. A facsimile reprint of this 17th century work. ...

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1939 Early Charters of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul London Marion Gibbs
1939 Early Charters of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul London Marion Gibbs

Price: £28.00

An interesting work by Marion Gibbs in relation to London's iconic landmark, St. Paul's Cathedral. An interesting historical work documenting the early charters of St. Paul's Cathedral in England's...

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1939 Lodge of Probity No. 61 1738-1938 Hanson 1st Limited Ed Scarce Illustrated
1939 Lodge of Probity No. 61 1738-1938 Hanson 1st Limited Ed Scarce Illustrated

Price: £65.00

A signed limited edition copy of this scarce work of masonic history by T. W. Hanson detailing the history of the 'Lodge of Probity'; with a list of members from 1762 to the rear of the work. ...

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1941 Fire Over London The Story of The London Fire Service WWII Fire Brigade
1941 Fire Over London The Story of The London Fire Service WWII Fire Brigade

Price: £23.99

An interesting booklet documenting the work of the London Fire Brigade in fighting fires caused by German bombing in WWII. First edition. Illustrated with many fascinating photographs, and with a striking black, white and...

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1945 The History of Kirkstall Forge Illustrated Original Receipt Scarce
1945 The History of Kirkstall Forge Illustrated Original Receipt Scarce

Price: £90.00

A very scarce volume in excellent

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1946 4vol Recording Britain Edited By Arnold Palmer Illustrated Colour First Ed
1946 4vol Recording Britain Edited By Arnold Palmer Illustrated Colour First Ed

Price: £225.00

An illustrated collection printed in association with the Pilgrim Trust, recording the changing face of Britain, each volume covering a different area of England with watercolour drawings in colour and monochrome...

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1946 Studies On The History of Roman Sea Power in Republican Times J H Thiel
1946 Studies On The History of Roman Sea Power in Republican Times J H Thiel

Price: £65.00

A very scarce work of maritime history, exploring the role of the sea in the war of Ancient Rome. A expert study into the use of the sea in Republican times. Translated into English by the...

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1947 Alias William Shakespeare Claud W. Sykes and Arthur Bryant First Edition
1947 Alias William Shakespeare Claud W. Sykes and Arthur Bryant First Edition

Price: £23.99

An absorbing discussion exploring the evidence for various new theories with regard to Shakespeare's identity. First edition. Chapters include "The New Approach", "Was Shakespeare a Popular Dramatist", "Scandal and Politics"...

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1947 English Social History A Survey of Six Centuries Chaucer to Queen Victoria
1947 English Social History A Survey of Six Centuries Chaucer to Queen Victoria

Price: £30.00

An educational work on the social history of England.Illustrated, with two colour maps to pastedowns and a further eight illustrations. Collated, complete.Rebound in a lovely quarter morocco binding.A New impression of this work.Written...

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1947 Humphrey Dyson Elizabethan Proclamations William Jackson Very Scarce
1947 Humphrey Dyson Elizabethan Proclamations William Jackson Very Scarce

Price: £90.00

A very scarce copy of this essay by William A. Jackson, published by an 'Offprint from Harvard Library Bulletin, Vol. I, No. I, Winter 1947'. With two plates.Presentation copy from the author.

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1948 History of Great Torrington Devon J Alexander W Hooper Manuscript Letter
1948 History of Great Torrington Devon J Alexander W Hooper Manuscript Letter

Price: £275.00

A very scarce work of local history by J. J. Alexander and W. R. Hooper. This particular copy is author's presentation copy, with a slip bound in to the title page. A very scarce first edition...

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1948 Trains and Locomotives a History of 'Joy' Illus Very Scarce Private Print
1948 Trains and Locomotives a History of 'Joy' Illus Very Scarce Private Print

Price: £75.00

A very scarce privately printed work exploring the history of the Joy family and their links to the British railway industry, illustrated throughout. A fascinating history for any locomotive enthusiast. ...

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1949 British WAR Economy W K HANCOCK M M Gowing Civil Histories FIRST Edition
1949 British WAR Economy W K HANCOCK M M Gowing Civil Histories FIRST Edition

Price: £59.99

A first edition of this official history of the economy and production during the Second World War. First Edition. Part of the 'United Kingdom Civil Series of the History of the Second World War'. This is the first of a series...

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1949 Francis Bacon's Personal Life-Story Elizabethan Alfred Dodd Illustrated
1949 Francis Bacon's Personal Life-Story Elizabethan Alfred Dodd Illustrated

Price: £125.00

A smart copy of this interesting biography on Francis Bacon, by Alfred Dodd, with illustrations throughout. This is a thorough and fascinating biography of Francis Bacon, an English philosopher...

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1950 A Catalogue of English Mediaeval Rolls of Arms
1950 A Catalogue of English Mediaeval Rolls of Arms

Price: £120.00

The first edition of Anthony Wagner's genealogical work looking at the roll of arms from mediaeval England, illustrated throughout, including with colour plates. The first edition of this work....

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1950-65 9Vols The Navy Records Society XC XCVI XCVII XCVIII C CI CIV CV CVII
1950-65 9Vols The Navy Records Society XC XCVI XCVII XCVIII C CI CIV CV CVII

Price: £220.00

Nine volumes from the Navy Records Society, including the personal papers of several important historical figures, collections based around certain events in history or theatres of operation, and the important historical text...

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1951 2vols Early Victorian England 1830 to 1865 Dustwrapper Illustrated
1951 2vols Early Victorian England 1830 to 1865 Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £48.00

A two volume set of work exploring society and culture of England during the early Victorian era. Edited by G. M. Young this work is profusely illustrated throughout. Complete in two volumes....

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1951 4vol ABOUT BRITAIN Westcountry GRIGSON illus D/J
1951 4vol ABOUT BRITAIN Westcountry GRIGSON illus D/J

Price: £36.99

Four hardbound volumes with pictorial paper covered boards and pictorial dustjackets, illustrated with maps and photos. This is four volumes from the About Britain series. The full set contains thirteen volumes and was...

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1951 ENGLISH LIFE Leisure SOCIEL SCIENCE Rowntee+Lavers
1951 ENGLISH LIFE Leisure SOCIEL SCIENCE Rowntee+Lavers

Price: £29.99

An interesting and enjoyable sociological study in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents includes; Drink, Smoking, How honest is Britain, The Cinema, Broadcasting, Adult Education, Religion, Reading habits and lots more! ...

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1951 ENGLISH PAST People Place ROWSE History 1st
1951 ENGLISH PAST People Place ROWSE History 1st

Price: £36.99

Hardbound volume with blue cloth covered boards and dustjacket in protective wrapper. Alfred Leslie Rowse, CH FBA (December 4, 1903 October 3, 1997), known professionally as A. L. Rowse and to his friends and family as Leslie,...

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1951 The Thames About 1750 Limited Edition Signed Hugh Phillips First Edition
1951 The Thames About 1750 Limited Edition Signed Hugh Phillips First Edition

Price: £150.00

An historical insight into the River Thames. The first edition.Scarce to be complete with original acetate wrap and slipcase. Limited edition in this form, number 68 of 200, signed by the author and in this binding.Hugh Phillips'...

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1952 An Account of the Formation and Early Years of the Westminster Fire Office
1952 An Account of the Formation and Early Years of the Westminster Fire Office

Price: £48.00

A copy of Davies' An Account of the Formation and Early Years of Westminster Fire Office.With several plates throughout, including a tipped-in frontispiece of A Waterman of the Westminster Fire Office, From an Original Painting.

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1952 English Life and Leisure A Social Study Seebohm Rowntree G Lavers First Ed
1952 English Life and Leisure A Social Study Seebohm Rowntree G Lavers First Ed

Price: £44.99

A fascinating social survey of over 200 members of the british public, conducted by the sociological researchers and reformers B. S. Rowntree and G. Lavers. Features chapters on the pursuits, vices and day-to-day lives of the British public,...

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1953 The History of Duke of Wellington's Regiment 1919-52 CN Barclay Illustrated
1953 The History of Duke of Wellington's Regiment 1919-52 CN Barclay Illustrated

Price: £39.00

A fascinating insight into the Duke of Wellington's line infantry regiment.Produced under direction of the Regimental Council and edited by Brigadier C N Barclay.Illustrated throughout with coloured plates and folding...

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1955 Annals of Bristol by John Latimer West of England College of Art Wood Engravings Very Scarce
1955 Annals of Bristol by John Latimer West of England College of Art Wood Engravings Very Scarce

Price: £390.00

A very scarce edition of this history of Bristol, produced by the West of England College of Art and profusely illustrated throughout with many woodcuts, designed by students. Profusely illustrated...

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1955 Bristol and Its Adjoining Counties CM MacInnes WF Whittard Dustwrapper
1955 Bristol and Its Adjoining Counties CM MacInnes WF Whittard Dustwrapper

Price: £30.00

A fascinating work of local history with a variety of passages each pertaining to British and its surrounding counties. Edited by C. M. MacInnes and W. F. Whittard. In three part, this work...

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1955 True and Perfecte Nevves Drake Greepe Taylor Limited Edition Scarce
1955 True and Perfecte Nevves Drake Greepe Taylor Limited Edition Scarce

Price: £70.00

A lovely uncommon limited edition copy of this facsimile reproduction of Thomas Greepe's fascinating ballad narrating Francis Drake's 1585-86 raid on the coast of Spain. One of five hundred...

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1955+1969 2vol CALENDAR of TREASURY BOOKS Shaw FINANCE
1955+1969 2vol CALENDAR of TREASURY BOOKS Shaw FINANCE

Price: £39.99

Full green cloth bindings with gilt titles in dust jackets. Official publication of the records of the Treasury has been proceeding steadily for many years.  The Calendar of Treasury Books supplements the Calendar of Treasury...

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1956 Prospect of Britain ANDREW YOUNG 1st + plates
1956 Prospect of Britain ANDREW YOUNG 1st + plates

Price: £16.99

Cloth bound with gilt lettering to spine and twenty black and white photographs. First edition.Includes chapters such as English Inns, Kirkcudbright, South Downs, Lacock - The Village, Chalk-hill Figures and The New Forest.

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1956 Royal Beasts
1956 Royal Beasts

Price: £98.00

A very scarce work of British history written by H. Stanford London, featuring illustrations by Harold B. Pereira. Very scarce. In the publisher's original quarter cloth binding. Author's...

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1956-58 4vol A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples Churchill Dustwrapper First Ed
1956-58 4vol A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples Churchill Dustwrapper First Ed

Price: £340.00

A first edition set of this important historical work, complete in the original unclipped dustwrappers and profusely illustrated throughout with many demonstrative maps and charts. The first...

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1957-67 4vols Diderot Salons Jean Seznec Jean Adhemar Illustrated Dustwrapper
1957-67 4vols Diderot Salons Jean Seznec Jean Adhemar Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £210.00

A four volume set of works celebrating the important critical writing of Denis Diderot. This particular set has been edited and compiled by Jean Seznec and Jean Adhemar. In the original cloth...

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1958 Leigh Historical Past of a Lancashire Borough Lunn Very Scarce Illustrated
1958 Leigh Historical Past of a Lancashire Borough Lunn Very Scarce Illustrated

Price: £68.00

A very scarce copy of this fascinating history of Leigh; a town in the Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, that was historically part of Lancashire. Exploring the history of the town from...

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1959 Royal Pavilion Clifford Musgrave Signed Presentation Copy Illustrated
1959 Royal Pavilion Clifford Musgrave Signed Presentation Copy Illustrated

Price: £45.00

An attractive second edition copy of this fascinating history of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, signed and dedicated by the author to the front free-endpaper. This work was written by Clifford...

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1959-1961 2vols Early Stuarts Godfrey Davies Later Stuarts George Clark
1959-1961 2vols Early Stuarts Godfrey Davies Later Stuarts George Clark

Price: £20.00

Two volumes of the history of the Stuarts, from the Oxford History of England series. The Second Edition of each.The Early Stuarts is by Godfrey Davies, with eight black and white maps at the rear.The Later Stuarts is by George...

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1960 Heralds and Heraldry in the Middle Ages: An Inquiry into the Growth of the Armorial Function of
1960 Heralds and Heraldry in the Middle Ages: An Inquiry into the Growth of the Armorial Function of

Price: £40.00

A pleasing second edition copy of this fascinating history of heraldry by the renowned Officer of Arms at the College of Arms in London, Anthony Wagner. Sir Anthony Richard Wagner was one of...

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1960 Inventory The Officer's Mess Royal Naval Barracks Portsmouth Valuers King and King Scarce
1960 Inventory The Officer's Mess Royal Naval Barracks Portsmouth Valuers King and King Scarce

Price: £95.00

A inventory from the Royal Naval barrack in Portsmouth, offering a fascinating insight into history of this famous British naval base. An inventory of the Naval Barracks in Portsmouth, taken...

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1963 Snuff Yesterday and Today C. W. Shepherd First Edition Dustwrapper Illus
1963 Snuff Yesterday and Today C. W. Shepherd First Edition Dustwrapper Illus

Price: £25.00

A history of the snuff trade by C. W. Shepherd, exploring the progression of this popular form of tobacco. First edition. Held in the original dustwrapper. A look into the history of snuff,...

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1963 The Court Rolls of the Manor of Bromsgrove and King's Norton 1494-1504
1963 The Court Rolls of the Manor of Bromsgrove and King's Norton 1494-1504

Price: £34.99

An edition of The Court Rolls of the Manor of Bromsgrove and King's Norton 1494-1504. For the Worcestershire Historical Society 1963. A calendar prepared by A. F. C. Baber (A. F. C. Bourdillon). With an Introduction, The Calendar,...

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1964 Annals of English Drama Alfred Harbage S. Schoenbaum Theatre Dustwrapper
1964 Annals of English Drama Alfred Harbage S. Schoenbaum Theatre Dustwrapper

Price: £38.00

A lovely example of this notable work of English theatrical history, charting eight centuries worth of English history. Written and revised by two notable Shakespearean and theatrical scholars of the twentieth century....

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1965 2vol JOHNSON'S ENGLAND Life Manners Age Illus D/J
1965 2vol JOHNSON'S ENGLAND Life Manners Age Illus D/J

Price: £99.99

Scarce in dustjacket. Two hardbound volumes in blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine, intact dustjackets, and 160 illustrations altogether including two frontispieces. Samuel Johnson (often referred to as Dr Johnson)...

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1966-1970 2vol Ecclesiastical History Victorian Church Chadwick First Edition Scarce
1966-1970 2vol Ecclesiastical History Victorian Church Chadwick First Edition Scarce

Price: £48.00

An scarce first edition copy of Owen Chadwick's 'The Victorian Church', complete in two volumes. William Owen Chadwick was a British Anglican priest and leading academic, writing predominantly...

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1967 Fetes and Festivals of Sussex Colt Limited First Edition Signed Illustrated
1967 Fetes and Festivals of Sussex Colt Limited First Edition Signed Illustrated

Price: £55.00

An uncommon first limited edition copy of this charming account of the fetes and festivals of Sussex, copiously illustrated throughout and signed by the author. This copy is number 48 of a...

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1967 History of Old Concord Lodge W. Carey Freemasons London Illus Very Scarce
1967 History of Old Concord Lodge W. Carey Freemasons London Illus Very Scarce

Price: £90.00

A very scarce copy of this history of the Old Concord Lodge, a Freemasons Lodge in London, written by W. Carey, Illustrated throughout. A very scarce work. The history of the Old Concord Lodge,...

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1968 2vol Essays in Agrarian History W. E. Minchinton Dustwrapper 1st
1968 2vol Essays in Agrarian History W. E. Minchinton Dustwrapper 1st

Price: £30.00

The first edition of these collections of agricultural essays from the 'Agricultural History Review', edited here by W. E. Minchinton, held in the original unclipped dustwrappers. The first...

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1968 5 Vols The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London William Munk
1968 5 Vols The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London William Munk

Price: £140.00

A thorough account of the physicians who attended the Royal College dating from 1518 up to 1925. The Royal College of Physicians received the royal charter in 1518 from King Henry VIII, affirmed by Act of Parliament in 1523. It...

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1968 Britain Roman Empire Liversidge Illustrated First Edition Dustwrapper
1968 Britain Roman Empire Liversidge Illustrated First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £45.00

A lovely first edition copy of this fascinating study of everyday life of Romano-Britons, complete with the original dustwrapper. Joan Liversidge was an English archaeologist who specialised...

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1968 Joan Liversidge Britain in the Roman Empire History First Edition
1968 Joan Liversidge Britain in the Roman Empire History First Edition

Price: £19.99

A first edition of Joan Liversidge's 'Britain in the Roman Empire'. vincia Britannia (Latin; English: British Province; Welsh: Talaith Prydain), today known as Roman Britain, was a province of the Roman Empire from 43 to 409, spanning...

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1968 The British Seaman Christopher LLOYD FIRST EDITION
1968 The British Seaman Christopher LLOYD FIRST EDITION

Price: £29.99

A nice clean first edition of Lloyd's history of the British Seaman First Edition Bound in blue paper covered boards with gilt lettering and clipped dustwrapper Charles Christopher Lloyd (1906 1986), was born in India and was...

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1968 The PHILBY Affair by Hugh TREVOR-ROPER 1st Edition
1968 The PHILBY Affair by Hugh TREVOR-ROPER 1st Edition

Price: £69.99

A bright, clean scarce first edition of The Philby Affair by Hugh Trevor-Roper. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. First Edition. Scarce. Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton,...

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1969 3vol The Royal House of Stuart A C Addington Descendants Genealogy
1969 3vol The Royal House of Stuart A C Addington Descendants Genealogy

Price: £495.00

A comprehensive record of the descendants of King James I, from the late sixteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. First edition. Illustrated throughout with many portraits, including a tipped-in colour frontispiece to each volume....

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1969 Burke's History Landed Gentry Eighteenth Edition Volume II Illustrated
1969 Burke's History Landed Gentry Eighteenth Edition Volume II Illustrated

Price: £130.00

Volume II of the three volume, eighteenth edition set of 'Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry'. A second volume of the new edition of 'Burke's Landed Gentry', containing...

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1969 Double Crown Club Dining Club Printers Publishers Illustrated Limited Ed
1969 Double Crown Club Dining Club Printers Publishers Illustrated Limited Ed

Price: £45.00

A limited edition copy of this interesting work on the dining Double Crown Club, illustrated throughout. A limited edition work, limited to one-hundred and thirty copies. This special edition...

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1969 The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry
1969 The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry

Price: £165.00

A very scarce work of Irish genealogy written by John O'Hart with an introduction by Edward MacLysaght. An excellent example of this work bound in the publisher's original cloth binding. ...

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1970 2vols Sword Exercise Course of Artillery Folding Plates Limited Ed
1970 2vols Sword Exercise Course of Artillery Folding Plates Limited Ed

Price: £415.00

A smartly bound limited edition set of works on military customs in the late eighteenth century, illustrated with folding and colour plates. In two volumes. Limited edition works. 'Sword Exercise...

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1970 Corporation of LEICESTER 1689-1836 Greaves D/J
1970 Corporation of LEICESTER 1689-1836 Greaves D/J

Price: £29.99

Hardbound volume with blue cloth covered boards and dustjacket. This is the second edition of a pioneer work in municipal history, which tackles a large body of unexplored material in both local and national archives, and deals...

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1970-75 4vols Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset Illus Topography
1970-75 4vols Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset Illus Topography

Price: £225.00

A four volume set of works exploring the important landmarks, building and monuments within the English county of Dorset. A charming collection of volumes showcasing this south-western region. ...

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1971 Guide to the Kent County Archives Office First Supplement 1957-1968 F.Hull
1971 Guide to the Kent County Archives Office First Supplement 1957-1968 F.Hull

Price: £19.99

A detailed guide to the historical documents contained within the Kent County archives, from the years 1957-1968. First and only supplement to be published. Prepared for the County Council by Felix Hull, County Archivist. With...

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1972 2vols The History of Hitchin Reginald L. Hine Illustrated Limited Edition
1972 2vols The History of Hitchin Reginald L. Hine Illustrated Limited Edition

Price: £55.00

A two volume limited edition work of local interest by Reginald L. Hine. Two volumes. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Second printing of 500 copies printed in one month after the...

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1972 Captain Cook Alistair Maclean First Edition Dustwrapper Colour Illustrated
1972 Captain Cook Alistair Maclean First Edition Dustwrapper Colour Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A lovely first edition copy of Alistair MacLean's graphic and lively account of the three 'voyages of discovery' by the renowned explorer Captain Cook. Examining in detail Cook's travels from...

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1972 Historic Hastings J. Manwaring Baines Illustrated Dustwrapper History
1972 Historic Hastings J. Manwaring Baines Illustrated Dustwrapper History

Price: £50.00

A delightful work of localised history, exploring the ancient settlements of the English town of Hastings. With the previous owners ink inscription to the front endpaper that reads 'C. L. Stace'....

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1972 History of Hertfordshire
1972 History of Hertfordshire

Price: £95.00

Volumes I and III of this fascinating history of the county of Hertfordshire, from the 'Classical Country Histories' series edited by Professor Jack Simmons. This set contains a reprinted edition...

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1972 The Last Voyage of Drake and Hawkins Andrews First Edition Folding Plate Maps Illustrated
1972 The Last Voyage of Drake and Hawkins Andrews First Edition Folding Plate Maps Illustrated

Price: £65.00

A fascinating first edition copy of Kenneth R. Andrews's account of 'The Last Voyage of Drake and Hawkins'. Written by the notable historian of privateering and piracy Kenneth R. Andrews, who...

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1972-1974 19 Vols The Life and Times Series - The Kings and Queens of England
1972-1974 19 Vols The Life and Times Series -  The Kings and Queens of England

Price: £190.00

A very good nineteen volume collection of "The Life and Times of the Kings and Queens of England".Published as part of the Book Club Associates, London.Aside from three volumes (Richard I, Henry VII and King James, respectively), they...

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