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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 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The first edition of this look at the historical documents concerning education in Worcester, written by Arthur Francis Leach.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 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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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 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 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 Port of London Yesterday and Today D J Owen First Ed Illustrated
1927 Port of London Yesterday and Today D J Owen First Ed Illustrated

Price: £45.00

A first edition copy of this work on the history of the port of London written by D. J. Owen, profusely illustrated throughout. A fascinating work of the maritime history of England's capital....

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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 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 Buckinghamshire Dialect Harman First Edition Eland Scarce
1929 Buckinghamshire Dialect Harman First Edition Eland Scarce

Price: £55.00

A pleasing first edition copy of this scarce and fascinating study of the dialect of the county of Buckinghamshire, by the renowned local historian Horace Herman. Cited as the first serious...

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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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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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1932-36 2vol The Cambridge Medieval History J B Bury J R Tanner Z N Brooke at al
1932-36 2vol The Cambridge Medieval History J B Bury J R Tanner Z N Brooke at al

Price: £45.00

Two volumes of 'The Cambridge Medieval History' planned and overseen by the noted Irish born historian J. B. Bury. Two volumes only. This set includes: Volume VII. Decline of Empire and Papacy;...

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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 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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1950-65 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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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 Regimental Records of the British Army John S Farmer Dustwrapper Illus
1984 The Regimental Records of the British Army John S Farmer Dustwrapper Illus

Price: £29.00

A reprint of this work of British military history by John S. Farmer, held in the original price-clipped dustwrapper. Reprint edition. In the publisher's original cloth binding and held in...

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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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A Complete History of England With The Live of King and Queens
A Complete History of England With The Live of King and Queens

Price: £1,200.00

An early, illustrated look at the history of England through the reigns of its monarchs. Collaboratively written by many noted names of the period includingJohn Milton, Samuel Daniell and Sir John Hayward. ...

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A History of Our Own Times From 1880 to The Diamond Jubilee
A History of Our Own Times From 1880 to The Diamond Jubilee

Price: £125.00

A beautifully bound copy of this work of British history written by Justin McCarthy, in a full calf Relfe Brothers binding. A fascinating work of Victorian history, spanning Queen Victoria's...

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A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities Concerning English Nation
A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities Concerning English Nation

Price: £1,100.00

The first English printing of this early history of England by Anglo-Dutch antiquary Richard Verstegan. It contains the first written account in English of the Pied Piper of Hamelin tale. A...

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Annals of Nottinghamshire History of the County of Nottingham Including Borough
Annals of Nottinghamshire History of the County of Nottingham Including Borough

Price: £160.00

A smartly bound copy of this historical work regarding the British county of Nottingham. A profusely illustrated guide to this county's history, Bailey's four volume work is presented here across two volumes. ...

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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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