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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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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 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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1950-65 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 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 Ethelind FEARON Me and Mr MOUNTJOY Essex Farm D/J
1951 Ethelind FEARON Me and Mr MOUNTJOY Essex Farm D/J

Price: £29.99

Hardbound volume in green cloth covered boards with gilt title to the spine, and original dustjacket. This is a happy book! Mr Mountjoy is an exceptionally fine pig. He is no less endearing a hero for all that, however, and...

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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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1956-58 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 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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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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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 Marble Hill House and Its Owner Marie P G Draper W A Eden Illus Dustwrapper
1970 Marble Hill House and Its Owner Marie P G Draper W A Eden Illus Dustwrapper

Price: £27.00

A fascinating look into the history of the beautiful Palladian villa, Marble Hill House. A lovely example of this work by Marie P. G. Draper, held in the original dustwrapper. This work explores...

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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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1971-1983 11vols Diary of Pepys First Thus Bell Edition Latham Mathews Illustrated
1971-1983 11vols Diary of Pepys First Thus Bell Edition Latham Mathews Illustrated

Price: £240.00

A lovely first Bell edition copy of the diary of Samuel Pepys; a new and complete transcription edited by the Pepys Librarian of Magdalene College, Robert Latham, and Professor William Matthews of UCLA. ...

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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 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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1973 Miss Carter Came With Us Helen Bradley Illus Colour Plates Slipcase Signed
1973 Miss Carter Came With Us Helen Bradley Illus Colour Plates Slipcase Signed

Price: £60.00

A limited edition copy of Helen Bradley's colourfully illustrated work about her childhood in Edwardian England, signed to the title page. A limited edition by Times newspaper, numbered one-hundred...

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1974 A Voyage Round the World George Anson Dustwrapper Illustrated Folding Map Uncommon
1974 A Voyage Round the World George Anson Dustwrapper Illustrated Folding Map Uncommon

Price: £45.00

A near fine copy of George Anson's 'A Voyage Around the World', compiled by Richard Walter and Benjamin Robins, edited with an introduction by Glyndwr Williams. Part of the 'Oxford English...

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1974 The Snuff Shop John Arlott First Edition Review Copy Illustrated
1974 The Snuff Shop John Arlott First Edition Review Copy Illustrated

Price: £135.00

The first edition of this interesting illustrated work detailing the history of snuff. A review copy, with review slip loosely inserted to the front of the work. Profusely illustrated with...

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1974 Twenty-Five Years in The Secret Service by Major Henri Le Caron Spy Beach
1974 Twenty-Five Years in The Secret Service by Major Henri Le Caron Spy Beach

Price: £49.99

A facsimile of the 10th edition of Thomas Miller Beach's memoirs, originally published in 1893. Thomas Miller Beach (who used the alias Major Henri Le Caron) (September 26, 1841- April 1, 1894) was an English spy. His services enabled...

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1975 Queen's Counsel W. F. Sword Molly St. Patrick Sword Signed Illustrated
1975 Queen's Counsel W. F. Sword Molly St. Patrick Sword Signed Illustrated

Price: £125.00

A signed copy of this work by Molly St. Patrick Swords charting the history of her own ancestor's, whom acted as the Queen's counsel. Written by Molly St. Patrick Swords. With the author's...

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1975-91 4vols Oxford HISTORY of ENGLAND + Index
1975-91 4vols Oxford HISTORY of ENGLAND + Index

Price: £89.99

below) 1975-91 - Oxford - Clarendon Press 9" by 6" - 765, 539, 719, 622pp  

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1976 Collecting Printed Ephemera Social Habuts John Lewis Illustrated
1976 Collecting Printed Ephemera Social Habuts John Lewis Illustrated

Price: £44.99

A guide to the collecting of printed advertisements, labels, displays and notices First edition.With chapters including Changes in Transport, Festivals and Nostalgia, Just Collecting and more.Illustrated throughout with many coloured...

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1977 Parliament in Elizabethan England First Edition Vernon F Snow
1977 Parliament in Elizabethan England First Edition Vernon F Snow

Price: £50.00

A first edition of this historical and critical work by Vernon F. Snow. The work centres on the English historian and civic adminstrator, John Hooker (c1527-1601), and his influential treatise on parliamentary procedure. With a frontispiece....

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1979 A Cross for Queen Eleanor David Gentleman Illustrated Limited Edition 1st
1979 A Cross for Queen Eleanor David Gentleman Illustrated Limited Edition 1st

Price: £98.00

A limited edition first edition of David Gentleman's heavily illustrated work on the production of the stone cross to mark the death of Eleanor of Castile. A limited edition work, this volume...

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1979-1985 3vols The Darwen County History Series 1st Ed Dustwrapper Illustrated
1979-1985 3vols The Darwen County History Series 1st Ed Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £45.00

Three fascinating first edition volumes from the 'The Darwen County History Series'; examining the history of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, and Huntingdonshire. 'A History of Northamptonshire'...

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1981-1986 4vol in 1 Somerset Essays Michael McGarvie Signed Illustrated
1981-1986 4vol in 1 Somerset Essays Michael McGarvie Signed Illustrated

Price: £95.00

Four fascinating pamphlets on the history of Somerset by the renowned amateur historian Michael McGarvie, rebound in a lovely bright red cloth binding with gilt title to the front board. Michael...

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1982 British Folklore ALEXANDER Myths Legends
1982 British Folklore ALEXANDER Myths Legends

Price: £29.99

Publisher's cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Complete with the original dust jacket and illustrated with black and white and colour plates. 'Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs...

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1983 The English Yeoman Elizabeth Stuarts Mildred Campbell Rebound 1st Thus
1983 The English Yeoman Elizabeth Stuarts Mildred Campbell Rebound 1st Thus

Price: £28.00

The first edition thus of this interesting study on the life of yeomans in Elizabethan and Stuart England, written by Mildred Campbell. The first edition thus, being the first edition published...

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1984 The Death of Mary Queen of Scots Freebairn Limited Edition Very Scarce
1984 The Death of Mary Queen of Scots Freebairn Limited Edition Very Scarce

Price: £70.00

A very scarce limited edition copy of this fascinating work regarding Mary Queen of Scots. With a frontispiece woodcut illustration of Mary Queen of Scots by David Chambers. Limited edition...

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1984 The Registers of John Chandler Dean of Salisbury 1404-17
1984 The Registers of John Chandler Dean of Salisbury 1404-17

Price: £17.99

An interesting text detailed all the inventories and visitations of with Master John Chandler the dean of Salisbury. Impression of 550 copies. Includes an index of persons and places.

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1985 Gods Acre First Edition First Impression Colour Illustrated Churchyards
1985 Gods Acre First Edition First Impression Colour Illustrated Churchyards

Price: £28.00

A scarce first edition, first impression book detailing the flora and fauna of the churchyards of Britain. In a beautiful binding with silk embroidered detailing to front board. Colour illustrated frontispiece with numerous...

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1986 The Customs and Ceremonies of Britain Charles Kightly Illustrated
1986 The Customs and Ceremonies of Britain Charles Kightly Illustrated

Price: £55.00

A copy of this historical and cultural account by Charles Kightly. 'Charles Kightly, experienced traveller and well-known historian, unfolds a broad and colourful tapestry of folklore and calendar customs; royal ceremonies; remnants...

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1986 The History of Ware Edith M. Hunt Dustwrapper Folding Map Illustrated
1986 The History of Ware Edith M. Hunt Dustwrapper Folding Map Illustrated

Price: £36.00

A lovely and copiously illustrated copy of Edith M. Hunt's authoritative history of the small town of Ware, in Hertfordshire, England. First published in 1946, this work was the first and only...

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1987 Fuller's Worthies England Illustrated Folio Society Slipcase Richard Barber
1987 Fuller's Worthies England Illustrated Folio Society Slipcase Richard Barber

Price: £42.99

An illustrated edition of Thomas Fuller's Worthies of England. With a portrait of Fuller to frontispiece and many further illustrations.

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1987-2004 3vols John Bailey Finedon Revealed Finedon's Yard Look at Finedon
1987-2004 3vols John Bailey Finedon Revealed Finedon's Yard Look at Finedon

Price: £110.00

A very scarce collection of historical work by the noted local historian John L. H. Bailey, exploring his local town of Finedon. A collection of three volumes by John Bailey. Each of these...

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1987-88 3vols Domesday Book Alecto Historical Edition Slipcase Illustrated
1987-88 3vols Domesday Book Alecto Historical Edition Slipcase Illustrated

Price: £285.00

A wonderful example of this three volume set of works, being an exploration of references to Leicestershire in the Domesday Book. With two large folding maps to pocket to the front pastedown of the second volume, and...

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1989 The History of Kennedy and Donkin Geoffrey F. Kennedy Illustrated Engineers
1989 The History of Kennedy and Donkin Geoffrey F. Kennedy Illustrated Engineers

Price: £125.00

A very scarce, privately published work, by Geoffrey F. Kennedy discussing the history of the company Kennedy & Donkin. A very scarce work. Written by Geoffrey F. Kennedy. Privately...

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1997 The English Print First Edition Signed Timothy Clayton 1688-1802 History
1997 The English Print First Edition Signed Timothy Clayton 1688-1802 History

Price: £240.00

The first edition of this fascinating work by Timothy Clayton.Signed by the author, with a presentation inscription addressed to 'Christopher and Andrea.'Unfortunately lacking original dustwrapper.This work traces the interesting history...

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1997 The Oxford Companion to British History John Cannon Dustwrapper 1st
1997 The Oxford Companion to British History John Cannon Dustwrapper 1st

Price: £38.00

A thorough companion to British history, detailing significant events, people, and places throughout the entirety of British history, edited by John Cannon, and held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. ...

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1997-2011 14Vols Navy Records Society 136 139-40 143 145-51 153 155 157 Illus.
1997-2011 14Vols Navy Records Society 136 139-40 143 145-51 153 155 157 Illus.

Price: £400.00

14 volumes from the Navy Records Society, including the personal papers of several important historical figures, and collections based around certain events in history or theatres of operation.The works constitute numbers 136...

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1999 Poverty and Opportunity 100 Years of the Birmingham Settlement Illus First
1999 Poverty and Opportunity 100 Years of the Birmingham Settlement Illus First

Price: £69.99

A fascinating history of the Birmingham Settlement, a charity set up in 1899 to help people living in deprivation. First edition. With many interesting monochrome photographs illustrating the work of the charity over the years. ...

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1999-2001 2vol Account Rolls of University College Oxford Darwall-Smith
1999-2001 2vol Account Rolls of University College Oxford Darwall-Smith

Price: £120.00

A handsomely bound and detailed transcription of the College account rolls of University College, Oxford, between 1381 and 1597, transcribed by noted academic Anthony Cox. The first edition....

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2001 Travels of a Victorian Photographer Francis Frith Roger Hudson Illus Slipcase
2001 Travels of a Victorian Photographer Francis Frith Roger Hudson Illus Slipcase

Price: £30.00

A excellent copy of this work of Victorian photography, featuring the art of the notable photographer and keen international traveller Francis Frith. In the publisher's original cloth binding,...

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2008 The Victorian Development of Estates of Brighton Steve Myall First Ed.
2008 The Victorian Development of Estates of Brighton Steve Myall First Ed.

Price: £27.00

A first edition copy of Steve Myall's work of Victorian history in relation to the city of Brighton. This hardback copy is in excellent

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2015 Waterloo 200 National Service of Commemoration St Paul's Cathedral Scarce
2015 Waterloo 200 National Service of Commemoration St Paul's Cathedral Scarce

Price: £100.00

The very scarce first edition of this journal for St. Paul Cathedral's commemoration for the two-hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The first edition of this work. A very scarce...

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c.1870 Yorkshire, Past and Present Volume I Division II Baines Illustrated First Edition
c.1870 Yorkshire, Past and Present Volume I Division II Baines Illustrated First Edition

Price: £28.00

A fascinating first edition copy of 'Yorkshire, Past and Present', volume I division II, by the English journalist and historian Thomas Baines. An informative history of the historic county...

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c.1873 Yorkshire, Past and Present volume I division II Baines Illustrated Uncommon
c.1873 Yorkshire, Past and Present volume I division II Baines Illustrated Uncommon

Price: £28.00

An uncommon 1873 volume I, division II copy of 'Yorkshire, Past and Present' by the English journalist and historian Thomas Baines. An informative history of the historic county of Yorkshire...

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

Price: £18.00

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

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c1742 Observations on MISCELLANEOUS THOUGHTS Hervey
c1742 Observations on MISCELLANEOUS THOUGHTS Hervey

Price: £29.99

Scarce disbound historial pamphlet with half title page. Scarce but close cropped affecting text and priced accordingly. An answer to "Miscellaneous thoughts on the present posture both of our foreign and domestic affairs" by Baron...

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c1793 A New and Complete History of England from the First Settlement of Brutus
c1793 A New and Complete History of England from the First Settlement of Brutus

Price: £90.00

A late eighteenth-century copy of Ashburton's A New and Complete History of England to the Year 1793.Comprising an "accurate account of the revolutions, conquests, wars, battles, sea-fights, blockades, bombardments, sieges, skirmishes,...

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c1795-c1807 4Vol in 2 The Naval and Military History of the War of England Thomas Mante Illustrated
c1795-c1807 4Vol in 2 The Naval and Military History of the War of England Thomas Mante Illustrated

Price: £235.00

Four volumes in two of Thomas Mante, 'The Naval and Military Of The Wars of England', illustrated throughout with folding plates. 'The Naval and Military Of The Wars of England' by Thomas Mante....

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c1820 CHESTER Walk Round WALLS Scarce original covers
c1820 CHESTER Walk Round WALLS Scarce original covers

Price: £147.00

Scarce. Hardback volume scarcely found, here in original grey paper wraps, with eight woodcut illustrations and decorative title page. This volume gives brief details of the ancient history of Chester and provides a guided...

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c1830 An Account of Clare Castle Francis Grose Antiquities Very Scarce
c1830 An Account of Clare Castle Francis Grose Antiquities Very Scarce

Price: £24.00

An article about Clare Castle extracted from 'The Supplement to Grose's Antiquities' by Francis Grose. An interesting article from 'The Supplement to Grose's Antiquities'. The article focuses...

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c1840 Chilcott's Descriptive History of Bristol Ancient and Modern Folding Map
c1840 Chilcott's Descriptive History of Bristol Ancient and Modern Folding Map

Price: £140.00

A very scarce work of local history published by J. Chilcott, which offers insight in to England's South-Western city, Bristol. Fourth edition, improved. Undated, dated using Copac. This...

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c1846 Gammer Gurton's Famous Histories Ambrose Merton
c1846 Gammer Gurton's Famous Histories Ambrose Merton

Price: £49.99

A scarce edition of Gammer Gurton's Famous Histories revised by Ambrose Merton. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt and blindstamped decoration. Scarce. The plate illustrations have been removed. Dated...

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c1848 3Vol The History of England From Julius Caesar to Victoria Hume Smollett
c1848 3Vol The History of England From Julius Caesar to Victoria Hume Smollett

Price: £195.00

A comprehensive work the history of EnglandFrom the invasion of Julius Ceasar to the tenth year of Queen Victoria.Vol I-III of III as published at the time.Volume I - From the invasion of Julius Ceasar to the end of the reign...

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c1850 3 Vol Oliver Goldsmith Pictorial History of England Illustrated Scarce
c1850 3 Vol Oliver Goldsmith Pictorial History of England Illustrated Scarce

Price: £295.00

A scarce copy of Oliver Goldsmith's History of England.With 170 plates.A playwright, poet, and novelist Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) is known for his fictional work. He contributed to many monthly magazines and reviews, and published...

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c1856 6vols England's Battles by Sea and Land by Lieut Colonel Williams
c1856 6vols England's Battles by Sea and Land by Lieut Colonel Williams

Price: £250.00

A uniformly set of England's Battles by Sea and Land in three volumes by Lieut.-Colonel Williams, and The History of the War With Russia in three volumes by Henry Tyrrell.Complete in six volumes.Volume I and II of England's Battles...

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c1865 Edward Farr Memory Sheet of the Great Events of British History Fold Out
c1865 Edward Farr Memory Sheet of the Great Events of British History Fold Out

Price: £125.00

A scarce copy of Edward Farr's Memory Sheet of the Great Events. A fold out with the events from 55AD to 1836BC.Unfolded dimensions: 34" by 23".

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c1867 Prosecutions Under Bankrupcty Act Handwritten Log Book Waterlow & Sons
c1867 Prosecutions Under Bankrupcty Act Handwritten Log Book Waterlow & Sons

Price: £350.00

A handwritten log of bankruptcy prosecutions after the Act of 1861.The log book has the bookplate of Waterlow and Sons London, although this is likely the manufacturer of the book rather than the prior owner.The book contains 135 cases...

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c1870 5vol Rural Life Horses Dogs Cattle Edwin Thomas Landseer Illustrated
c1870 5vol Rural Life Horses Dogs Cattle Edwin Thomas Landseer Illustrated

Price: £450.00

A lavishly illustrated work on the management of various farm animals in rural England, written by John Sherer, illustrated by Edwin and Thomas Landseer. Illustrations include three folding plates. ...

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c1870 History MONUMENT of LONDON & Great Fire GUIDEBOOK
c1870 History MONUMENT of LONDON & Great Fire GUIDEBOOK

Price: £59.99

Guidebook on The History of the Monument of London. Bound in the original wraps. Includes adverts for various restaurants and furniture shops. Comprises "the history of the Monument, from its completion by Sir Christopher...

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c1872 Abbeys Castles Ancient Halls England Wales Timbs Gunn Midland Illustrated
c1872 Abbeys Castles Ancient Halls England Wales Timbs Gunn Midland Illustrated

Price: £58.00

A fascinating study of the folklore and popular history of England and Wales. 'Re-edited, revised, and enlarged' by Alexander Gunn. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Volume II...

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c1877 15vol The History Of England By D Hume, T Smollett Dr E Farr and E H Nolan
c1877 15vol The History Of England By D Hume, T Smollett Dr E Farr and E H Nolan

Price: £320.00

An illustrated History of England with steel engravings and colour maps. The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the end of the Reign of James II By David Hume; continued From the Reign of William and Mary...

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c1878 6vol Old and New London Walter Thornbury Edward Walford Illustrated
c1878 6vol Old and New London Walter Thornbury Edward Walford Illustrated

Price: £325.00

A complete set of this fascinating and copiously illustrated history of London, with the first two volumes written by George Walter Thornbury, and the final four volumes written by Edward Walford. ...

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c1878 SOUVENIR of the Grand Demonstration at Hamilton
c1878 SOUVENIR of the Grand Demonstration at Hamilton

Price: £49.99

An extremely rare souvenir printed to celebrate the 1884 demonstration at Hamilton, which Celebrated the instigation of the Representation of the People Act (1884). Sections of the Act included; Men inhabiting a dwelling-house...

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c1879 3Vols History England WILLIAM AUBREY + engravings
c1879 3Vols History England WILLIAM AUBREY + engravings

Price: £252.99

Leather bound with decorative gilt tooling to spine and cloth covered boards. Illustrated with colour and engraved plates, as well as numerous in-text illustrations. In three volumes complete. William Aubrey (1858-1916), was...

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c1880 2 vol Comic ALMANACK George CRUIKSHANK Illus
c1880 2 vol Comic ALMANACK George CRUIKSHANK Illus

Price: £390.00

A smart set of this richly illustrated humorous almanac, with diverse content spanning 18 years. 'With many Hundred Illustrations by George Cruikshank and other artists'. Featuring a frontispiece to Volume I, a fold out frontispiece...

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c1880 2 Vols in 1 Comic History of England A'Beckett Leech Illus Colour Plates
c1880 2 Vols in 1 Comic History of England A'Beckett Leech Illus Colour Plates

Price: £115.00

A nicley illustrated edition of Gilbert Beckett's humorous 'Comic History of England', illustrated by John Leech. Complete with two volumes in one. 'The Comic History of England' is a humorous...

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c1880 6vols The Family History of England James Taylor Illustrated Folding Maps
c1880 6vols The Family History of England James Taylor Illustrated Folding Maps

Price: £290.00

A pleasing and complete six volume set of this fascinating work; providing a comprehensive history of England and its sovereigns from 54.BC to 1873. Containing details of the major historical...

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c1880 Illustrated Our Own Country Descriptive Historical Pictorial Special Ed
c1880 Illustrated Our Own Country Descriptive Historical Pictorial Special Ed

Price: £22.99

A highly illustrated history of Our Own Country. Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial Volume V - VI, published 1879-83 with numerous illustrations integrated with the text and twelve engraved plates to volume five, thirteen to...

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c1880 Our Own Country Descriptive Historical Pictorial Illustrated Special Ed
c1880 Our Own Country Descriptive Historical Pictorial Illustrated Special Ed

Price: £24.99

A highly illustrated history of Our Own Country. Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial Volume I - II, with numerous illustrations integrated with the text and engraved plates. Special edition. The first two volumes of a six...

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c1882 Hampton Court George Lambert Illustrated Signed by Author Very Scarce
c1882 Hampton Court George Lambert Illustrated Signed by Author Very Scarce

Price: £79.99

A very scarce copy of this paper on Hampton Court Palace by George Lambert. "With remarks about some of the Royal and exalted personages connected therewith." With a neat authorial dedication and signature to upper margin of front...

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c1885 3 Vols History of FREEMASONRY Robert Freke GOULD
c1885 3 Vols History of FREEMASONRY Robert Freke GOULD

Price: £1,205.00

An early edition of Robert Freke Gould's famous The History of Freemasonry. A lovely leather bound copy (the original publishers deluxe binding - most were cloth) An excellent copy in great

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c1885 Proceedings in Parliament by Various scarce
c1885 Proceedings in Parliament by Various scarce

Price: £49.99

A scarce selection of minutes recorded in the House of Commons regarding a variety of issues and bills that were discussed on that particular day. Containing very detailed account of who was present and what exactly was said...

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c1886 2 Vol Age We Live In BRITISH HISTORY James Taylor
c1886 2 Vol Age We Live In BRITISH HISTORY James Taylor

Price: £119.99

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c1890 The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green by Cuthbert Bede Illustrated
c1890 The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green by Cuthbert Bede Illustrated

Price: £28.00

A scarce copy of The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green by Cuthbert Bede.With Numerous Illustrations.Designed and drawn on wood by the author.On hundred and thirty-sixth thousand.

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c1891 2vol William Sydney England and the English in the Eighteenth Century
c1891 2vol William Sydney England and the English in the Eighteenth Century

Price: £39.99

A second edition two volume set of William Connor Sydney's 'England and the English in the Eighteenth Century'. Sydney's survey of English life in the eighteenth-century covers a broad range of duties, including, but not limited...

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c1891 6vol Old and New London Walter Thornbury Illustrated Fine Binding
c1891 6vol Old and New London Walter Thornbury Illustrated Fine Binding

Price: £340.00

A handsome set of this periodical, sumptuously illustrated, with the pages retaining their brightness. This work reflects on London's history, specific areas of the city, Being the full six...

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c1899 8vol The Age We Live In Nineteenth Century History James Taylor
c1899 8vol The Age We Live In Nineteenth Century History James Taylor

Price: £250.00

James Taylor's history of Great Britain in the nineteenth century. A new and enlarged edition, supplied to subscribers only. Illustrated throughout with thirty-five coloured plates, including coloured maps (no collation available)....

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c1902 A Souvenir Jubilee Celebration Greenfield Congregational Church Bradford
c1902 A Souvenir Jubilee Celebration Greenfield Congregational Church Bradford

Price: £60.00

A very scarce commemorative work regarding the jubilee of the Greenfield Congregational Church, Bradford. A nicely preserved piece of local history from West Yorkshire. With the bookplate...

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c1917 ETON Prose Verse Anthology Arthur C. AINGER Illus
c1917 ETON Prose Verse Anthology Arthur C. AINGER Illus

Price: £59.99

An interesting and beautifully presented anthology of prose and verse about Eton College. Featuring 30 hand tipped coloured plates with captioned guards, reproduced from paintings by Arthur Garratt and Eton portraits, including...

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c1925 Story of British SPORTING PRINTS Frank SILTZER
c1925 Story of British SPORTING PRINTS Frank SILTZER

Price: £59.99

An illustrated history and catalogue of Sporting Prints from Britian with some biographies of famous Sporting painters. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial decoration. With Twenty plates, collated complete. Little...

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c1938 W Henry Brown Co-Operation in a University Town Cambridge First Ed
c1938  W Henry Brown Co-Operation in a University Town Cambridge First Ed

Price: £130.00

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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Normandy to the Baltic MONTGOMERY World War II MAPS d/j
Normandy to the Baltic MONTGOMERY World War II MAPS d/j

Price: £145.00

Red hardback bindng with gilt titles to spine and front cover.  Colour dustjacket illustrated with war symbols entitled The Personal Account of the Conquest of Germany.  Inside each cover this book has a sleeve which...

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Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...