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1943 Paris-Underground by Etta Shiber First Edition with Photographs
1943 Paris-Underground by Etta Shiber First Edition with Photographs

Price: £27.99

A first edition of this account of Etta Shiber's experiences in the Paris Underground when Nazi Germany invaded in 1940. Prepared in collaboration with Anne and Paul Dupre, and Oscar Rey. Paris-Underground was made into a...

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1944 A Corner Stone of Canadian Culture an Outline of the Arts and Crafts Tribes
1944 A Corner Stone of Canadian Culture an Outline of the Arts and Crafts Tribes

Price: £55.00

An analytical and educational work on indigenous people of Canada.This work reflects on and explores the arts and crafts of the 'Indian Tribes' of British Columbia, Canada.Alice Ravenhill was one of the first authors...

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1944 Merchant Ships Illustrated E C Talbot Booth World War II Issue Worldwide
1944 Merchant Ships Illustrated E C Talbot Booth World War II Issue Worldwide

Price: £110.00

The 1944 edition of this reference work on Merchant Ships. Illustrated throughout, with several drawings of the ships, their funnels, maps of the British Empire shipping and more.This book has a strong focus on the merchant ships of...

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1944 Mr Gladstone By G M Young The Romane Lecture First Edition In Paper Wraps
1944 Mr Gladstone By G M Young The Romane Lecture First Edition In Paper Wraps

Price: £19.99

An uncommon copy of Mr. Gladstone The Romanes Lecture Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre 2 June 1944 by G. M. Young in original paper wraps. First edition. With original invoice receipt from 18.10.44 inserted to front. This is...

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1944-1957 4vol Kelly's Handbook to the Titled Landed and Official Classes
1944-1957 4vol Kelly's Handbook to the Titled Landed and Official Classes

Price: £170.00

A collection of four volumes of Kelly's famous directory.Volumes from 1944, 1955, 1956 and 1957.Frederic Festus Kelly founded Kelly & Co., and he and various family members gradually expanded the company over the next several decades,...

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1945 Nowhere to Lay Their Heads Jewish Tragedy in Europe Second World War
1945 Nowhere to Lay Their Heads Jewish Tragedy in Europe Second World War

Price: £44.99

A pamphlet on the tragedies of the Holocaust from Victor Gollancz.

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1945-1949 4Vol Viggo Schiorring Kopenhagen Urban History Copenhagen Illustrated
1945-1949 4Vol Viggo Schiorring Kopenhagen Urban History Copenhagen Illustrated

Price: £125.00

An attractive set of works on the culture and sights of Copenhagen.Each with the attractive paper wraps bound in.Illustrated throughout with photographs in the text.In the original Danish.A series of anecdotes and reflections on the...

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1946 2Vol Gordon Ray The Letters and Private Papers of William Thackery
1946 2Vol Gordon Ray The Letters and Private Papers of William Thackery

Price: £35.00

A  collection of William Thackeray's Letters in the scarce dustwrapper.Incomplete being Volumes III and IV of 4 volumesWith fold out family map to the rearWilliam Makepeace Thackeray (1811 24) was an English novelist of...

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1946 Fanfare for Elizabeth First Edition Dustwrapper Elizabeth I Monarch History
1946 Fanfare for Elizabeth First Edition Dustwrapper Elizabeth I Monarch History

Price: £30.00

The first edition of this historical, semi-fictional work on Elizabeth I.This is one of two books written by Sitwell on Elizabeth I, with her later work titled The Queens and the Hive. Illustrated, with four full page plates...

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1946 Print and Privilege Oxford Illustrated First Edition John Johnson Gibson
1946 Print and Privilege Oxford Illustrated First Edition John Johnson Gibson

Price: £19.99

 A first edition history of Oxford's printing industry intertwined with the history of Dean John Fell. Twenty illustrated plates.Illustrated frontispiece portrait of John Fell an English churchman...

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1946 Victory Winston Churchill War Speeches Compiled by Charles Eade First Ed
1946 Victory Winston Churchill War Speeches Compiled by Charles Eade First Ed

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this collection of war speeches by Winston Churchill. This is the sixth volume of Winston Churchill's war speeches. With some black and white photographs.

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1947 Evelyn Waugh Scott-King's Modern Europe First Edition
1947 Evelyn Waugh Scott-King's Modern Europe First Edition

Price: £90.00

A First Edition of Evelyn Waugh's' novella 'Scott-King's Modern Europe'. A First Edition copy of Evelyn Waugh's novella 'Scott-King's Modern Europe', often known by its other name, 'A Sojourn...

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1947 NEWSPAPERS Controllers Viscount Camrose FIRST Edi
1947 NEWSPAPERS Controllers Viscount Camrose FIRST Edi

Price: £27.99

A first edition green, cloth hardback with dustjacket, and full page plates internally.  "In this book is compiled, all that anyone could wish to know about daily newspapers and "opinion forming" weekly periodicals...

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1947 Simpson Services Club During The Second World War Illustrated First Edition
1947 Simpson Services Club During The Second World War Illustrated First Edition

Price: £75.00

A delightful work exploring the Simpson Services Club and its role in World War Two. First edition. A limited edition copy of this work, with a letter includes a letter from the president...

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1947 The Romance of Canterbury Cathedral Margaret Babington Illustrated History
1947 The Romance of Canterbury Cathedral Margaret Babington Illustrated History

Price: £27.00

A work on the 'romance' of Canterbury Cathedral.With a foreword by Archbishop Lord Lang of Lambeth.Illustrated throughout, with numerous photographs of the cathedral and artworks.The fifth edition of this work.Written by Margaret A...

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1948 2vol Antoni Perez Gregorio Maranon Spanish History Illustrated
1948 2vol Antoni Perez Gregorio Maranon Spanish History Illustrated

Price: £120.00

A smartly bound two volume biography of the Spanish statesman Antonio Perez, written by Gregorio Maranon, and illustrated throughout, In the original Spanish. Antonio Perez was a Spanish statesman...

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1948 History in Leicester by Colin Ellis First Edition
1948 History in Leicester by Colin Ellis First Edition

Price: £22.99

A first edition of this local history book by Colin Ellis. Illustrations and maps prepared by Hugh Collinson. "In this book he has combined the latest historical research on Leicester's long and interesting past with a bakground...

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1948 History Mankind and His Story Max Beloff Illustrated Zaehnsdorf 1st
1948 History Mankind and His Story Max Beloff Illustrated Zaehnsdorf 1st

Price: £350.00

The first edition of Max Beloff's work on the history of mankind, profusely illustrated throughout, in a smart signed binding by Zaehnsdorf. The first edition of this work. In a crushed morocco...

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1949 Cartulary of St Mary Clerkenwell W O Hassall Camden Society LXXXI
1949 Cartulary of St Mary Clerkenwell W O Hassall Camden Society LXXXI

Price: £19.99

A reprint of the medieval manuscript containing transcriptions of original documents relating to the foundation, privileges, and legal rights of the Nunnery of St. Mary Clerkenwell. Camden third series, volume LXXI. The Camden...

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1949 Seek Ye First GRIFFIN religion ARCHBISHOP
1949 Seek Ye First GRIFFIN religion ARCHBISHOP

Price: £29.99

Vellum binding with gilt titles on spine.  Crisp blue end papers with blue ribbon page marker.  Illustrated with portrait frontispiece.  The book has beautiful gilt fore and top edges and contains a...

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1950 The Archaeological Journal Volume CV Supplement by Margaret E Wood
1950 The Archaeological Journal Volume CV Supplement by Margaret E Wood

Price: £35.00

A signed copy of this Archaeological works by Margaret E. Wood.Volume CV, Supplement.Thirteenth-Century Domestic Architecture in England.From The Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.

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1951 Boswell's Column with Introduction and notes by Margery Bailey First Ed
1951 Boswell's Column with Introduction and notes by Margery Bailey First Ed

Price: £24.99

A first edition of Boswell's Column with an introduction and notes by Margery Bailey. Being his seventy contributions to the London Magazine under the pseudonym the Hypochondriack from 1777-1783. First time printed in book form...

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1951 English Inn Signs by Jacob Larwood and John Camden Hotten
1951 English Inn Signs by Jacob Larwood and John Camden Hotten

Price: £70.00

A historical reference book on English Inn Signs by collaborative authors Jacob Larwood and John Camden Hotten.With a Chapter on the Modern Inn Sign by Gerald Millar.With numerous black and white photographs.

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1951 History and Human Relations Herbert Butterfield Anthropology
1951 History and Human Relations Herbert Butterfield Anthropology

Price: £29.99

An anthropological study of the place of history in the development of modern man. First edition, third impression. Sir Herbert Butterfield (7 October 1900, Oxenhope, Yorkshire 20 July 1979, Sawston, Cambridgeshire) was a British...

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1951 Le Guide de Londres 1693 London Topographical Society Franc Colsoni
1951 Le Guide de Londres 1693 London Topographical Society Franc Colsoni

Price: £70.00

An uncommon edition of this guide to London in French by Franc Colsoni, edited with a commentary in English by Walter H. Godfrey.Reprinted from the original 1693 first edition of the text.

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1951 Pompeii Amedeo Maiuri Illustrated Dustwrapper Leather Binding
1951 Pompeii Amedeo Maiuri Illustrated Dustwrapper Leather Binding

Price: £120.00

A nicely bound copy of Amedeo Maiuri's important work on the history of Pompeii, for which he was the chief archaeologist, illustrated profusely throughout. Amedeo Maiuri was an archaeologist...

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1951 Seaside England By Ruth Manning-Sanders First Edition Dustwrapper
1951 Seaside England By Ruth Manning-Sanders First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £49.99

A very attractive first edition text telling the history of the British Seaside holiday. Dating from the traditional seaside's beginnings in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, to its contemporary climax...

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1951 SOCIOLOGY English Life and Leisure ROWNTREE
1951 SOCIOLOGY English Life and Leisure ROWNTREE

Price: £29.99

A blue, cloth hardback with gilt lettering to the spine.  There are 15 chapters in this volumes on topics such as commercialised gambling, drink, smoking, sexual promiscuity, how honest is Britain, the cinema, the stage,...

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1951 The Growth of Scientific Ideas William P D Wightman Illustrated Dustwrapper
1951 The Growth of Scientific Ideas William P D Wightman Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £19.99

A study of the development of science through the ages. First edition, second impression. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates and vignette illustrations

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1951 The Meaning of Masontry W L Wilmshurst Freemasons Uncommon Dustwrapper
1951 The Meaning of Masontry W L Wilmshurst Freemasons Uncommon Dustwrapper

Price: £120.00

The tenth edition of this work on Freemasonry.Scarce in dustwrapper.Walter Leslie Wilmshurst was an English author and Freemason who published four books on English Freemasonry as well as several articles and papers.

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1952 2vols The Shorter Cambridge Medieval History Roman Empire Renaissance C W Previte-Orton
1952 2vols The Shorter Cambridge Medieval History Roman Empire Renaissance C W Previte-Orton

Price: £48.00

Two volumes of this historical work by esteemed medieval historian, Charles William Previte-Orton. This posthumously published work allows the general reader access into Previte-Orton's expertise in this particular area....

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1952 4Vols Robert Freke Gould History Freemasonry Revised Edition Herbert Poole
1952 4Vols Robert Freke Gould History Freemasonry Revised Edition Herbert Poole

Price: £450.00

A four volume set of this revised edition of Gould's History of Freemasonry.Including seventy-four plates, collated complete, the books here make for an hugely extensive and comprehensive history of the organisation, written intially...

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1952 American Indians in the Pacific Heyerdahl First Edition Illustrated Folding Maps
1952 American Indians in the Pacific Heyerdahl First Edition Illustrated Folding Maps

Price: £90.00

A first edition copy of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl's 'American Indians in the Pacific', containing his famous theory behind his 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition. Heyerdahl's 'Kon-Tiki' expedition,...

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1952 Boswell In Holland 1763-1764 Frederick A Pottle Vellum Illustrated Slipcase
1952 Boswell In Holland 1763-1764 Frederick A Pottle Vellum Illustrated Slipcase

Price: £98.00

A vellum bound deluxe edition of this work by James Boswell, with an introduction by Frederick A. Pottle. An excellent example of this work, this being a deluxe edition bound in a quarter vellum...

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1953 - 1957 3 Vol History Royal Dutch F C Gerretson Plates Foldout Maps
1953 - 1957 3 Vol History Royal Dutch F C Gerretson Plates Foldout Maps

Price: £34.00

Three volumes of Gerretson's four volume work on Royal Dutch history. Volume I includes includes a portrait frontispiece, 25 plates, 3 vignette illustrations and a foldout map; Volume II includes 32 plates, 4 foldout maps, and 4 vignette...

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1953 Antnios Dmtriou Keramopoullos Gera Greek English French Archaeology Book
1953 Antnios Dmtriou Keramopoullos Gera Greek English French Archaeology Book

Price: £150.00

A very scarce archaeology book focussing on the area of Gera on the island of Lesbos, Greece.With illustrative plates and vignettes throughout, the volume is edited by Antnios Dmtriou Keramopoullos of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,...

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1953 L B Thornycroft The Story Of The Doones In Fact Fiction And Photo
1953 L B Thornycroft The Story Of The Doones In Fact Fiction And Photo

Price: £19.99

The Story of the Doones in Fact, Fiction and Photo by L. B. Thornycroft with a foldout map The Story of the Doones as seen on map of the Exmoor District.' With thirty-six illustrations including some photographs in black and...

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1953 Magic Books from Mexico C A Burland Coloured Plates
1953 Magic Books from Mexico C A Burland Coloured Plates

Price: £80.00

A collection of beautiful coloured illustrations taken from ancient Mexican texts. With an introduction and notes on the plates by C. A. Burland.

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1953 Selected Waqai of The Deccan 1660-1671 Scarce Yusuf Husain
1953 Selected Waqai of The Deccan 1660-1671 Scarce Yusuf Husain

Price: £125.00

The first edition of this scarce work regarding the history of journalism in seventeenth century India. In English and Urdu. The first edition of the work. Dr Yusuf Husain was a lecturer...

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1953 The Eddie Chapman Story Frank Owen Uncorrected Copy Very Scarce
1953 The Eddie Chapman Story Frank Owen Uncorrected Copy Very Scarce

Price: £30.00

A very scarce uncorrected copy of Frank Owen's 'The Eddie Chapman Story'. Eddie Chapman was an English wartime spy, codenamed "Zigzag", who offered his services to Nazi Germany as...

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1953 Writing Arabic Ruq' ah Script Mitchell First Edition Scarce Leather
1953 Writing Arabic Ruq' ah Script Mitchell First Edition Scarce Leather

Price: £45.00

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating introduction to Ruq'ah script, by the renowned British linguist Terence Frederick Mitchell. Ruqʿah script is a variety, and the most common...

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1953-1961 22Vol Antiquity A Quarterly Review of Archeology Illustrated Scarce
1953-1961 22Vol Antiquity A Quarterly Review of Archeology Illustrated Scarce

Price: £160.00

A scarce extended collection of Antiquity an illustrated Archaeological reviewIllustrated with numerous photographs throughout.Containing the following volumes:March 1933, Vol XXXIV No. 133 March 1960, Vol XXXIII No. 132 December 1959,...

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1953-58 2Vol Knight's Bachelor Honour of Knighthood Bellew Wollaston Scarce Arms
1953-58 2Vol Knight's Bachelor Honour of Knighthood Bellew Wollaston Scarce Arms

Price: £44.00

A two volume collection of Knights Bachelor lists.Being lists of the existing recipients of the honour of Knighthood together witha short account of the origin, objects and work of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor.With 46 pages...

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1954 Cheshire V.C. by Russell Braddon First Edition
1954 Cheshire V.C. by Russell Braddon First Edition

Price: £22.99

A first edition of this story of Group-Captain Leonard Cheshire. By the author of The Naked Island. "Russell Braddon takes the Cheshire story from its earliest days up to the present time, with a wealth of detail, giving his readers...

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1954 Flag 4 by Dudley Pope The Battle of Coastal Forces in the Med First Edition
1954 Flag 4 by Dudley Pope The Battle of Coastal Forces in the Med First Edition

Price: £49.99

A first edition of Flag 4 by Dudley Pope. With a foreword by the first Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Rhoderick R. McGrigor. "On paper, a high percentage of the operations would have been impossible....

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1954 Frank Mumby Publishing and Bookselling Illustrated Literary History
1954 Frank Mumby Publishing and Bookselling Illustrated Literary History

Price: £47.00

The third edition of this work by author and historian Frank Mumby.This book discusses the history of the written word in Britain, spanning a time period from Roman Britain, through the Dark Ages, to the Modern Day.With 10 illustrations...

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1954 Kalendar of Abbot Samson by RHC Davies Camden Third Series LXXXIV Uncommon
1954 Kalendar of Abbot Samson by RHC Davies Camden Third Series LXXXIV Uncommon

Price: £22.99

An historical work presenting the latin manuscript of the 'Kalendar' - or feudal inventory of revenues - of Abbot Samson of Bury St. Edmunds. The 84th of 94 volumes published by the Royal Historical Society as the 'Camden Third...

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1954 ORIENTALISM & History Edited by Denis SINOR FIRST
1954 ORIENTALISM & History Edited by Denis SINOR FIRST

Price: £16.99

A hardback with black lettering on the front board and spine. First edition. Denis Sinor (born 1916) is a reputed scholar of Asian studies.

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1954 The House of Blackwood 1804-1954 Publishing Firm Illustrated
1954 The House of Blackwood 1804-1954 Publishing Firm Illustrated

Price: £39.99

A history of the Edinburgh-based publishing company William Blackwood and Sons. First edition. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates.

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1954 The Kalendar of Abbot Samson of Bury St Edmunds R H C Davis
1954 The Kalendar of Abbot Samson of Bury St Edmunds R H C Davis

Price: £19.99

The Royal Historical Society's reprint of the records of the abbey of St Edmund at Bury. With frontispiece map. Camden third series, volume LXXXIV.

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1954 War of Saint-Sardos P Chaplais Camden Third Series LXXXVII French History
1954 War of Saint-Sardos P Chaplais Camden Third Series LXXXVII French History

Price: £19.99

An interesting historical work documenting the relationship between France and England during the last years of the reign of Edward II. The 87th of 94 volumes published by the Royal Historical Society as the 'Camden Third Series',...

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1955 Gabriel Henriot Le Meuble L'Antiquite Milieau XIXe Siecle Illustrated First
1955 Gabriel Henriot Le Meuble L'Antiquite Milieau XIXe Siecle Illustrated First

Price: £39.99

Le Meuble Depuis L'Antiquite Jusqu'au Milieau du XIXe Siecle by Gabriel Henriot in dustwrapper. A catalogue of furniture from antiquity until the nineteeth century. Highly illustrated with 320 pages of black and white illustrations. First...

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1955 Lawrence of Arabia A Biographical Enquiry Richard Aldington
1955 Lawrence of Arabia A Biographical Enquiry Richard Aldington

Price: £37.99

An eminently readable copy of this prolific autobiography. T.E. Lawrence was made famous by his unorthodox participation and leadership in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.Thoroughly-referenced...

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1955 The Cretan Runner His Story of the German Occupation George Psychoundakis
1955 The Cretan Runner His Story of the German Occupation George Psychoundakis

Price: £180.00

A first edition of this historical work by George Psychoundakis.With photographs.Translation and Introduction by Patrick Leigh Fermor.Annotated by the translator and Xan Fielding.

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1956 Cartulary of the Priory St Gregory Woodcock Camden Third Series LXXXVIII
1956 Cartulary of the Priory St Gregory Woodcock Camden Third Series LXXXVIII

Price: £16.99

An historical work presenting the cartulary of St. Gregory in its original Latin, and prefaced with an informative introduction about both the priory and the manuscript itself by editor Audrey Woodcock. The 88th of 94 volumes...

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1956 FAR EAST Modern World Michael &Taylor Russia
1956 FAR EAST Modern World Michael &Taylor Russia

Price: £21.99

One volume bound in cloth with a dustwrapper. This history of the Far East includes Russia, Japan and South-East Asia. The authors both teach at the University of Washington

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1956 Heraldica General y Fuentes de las Armas de Espana Ignacio Cascante
1956 Heraldica General y Fuentes de las Armas de Espana Ignacio Cascante

Price: £140.00

A heraldry of Spain from Ignacio Vincenta Cascante. First edition. Illustrated with two folding maps, coloured plates and many vignettes. In Spanish.

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1956 John Graham Convict 1824 Robert Gibbings First Thus True Story Australia
1956 John Graham Convict 1824 Robert Gibbings First Thus True Story Australia

Price: £65.00

A retelling of a true story regarding a convict sent to Australia.Retold and illustrated throughout by Robert Gibbings.In original dustwrapper, which is price-clipped.First thus, the first of this edition. The work was originally published...

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1956 KERSTEN Memoirs Felix Kersten Trevor Roper Himmler
1956 KERSTEN Memoirs Felix Kersten Trevor Roper Himmler

Price: £179.99

The second edition of Kersten's memoirs, with an introduction by Hugh Trevor-Roper. A historically fascinating, if unsettling, glimpse into the life and mind of Heinrich Himmler. Translated from the German by Constantine...

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1956 New World HISTORY English Peoples W. CHURCHILL 1st
1956 New World HISTORY English Peoples W. CHURCHILL 1st

Price: £29.99

The second volume of this British wartime Prime Minister's classic history. This volume covers the Renaissance to the Glorious Revolution. First Edition. Featuring several maps and a genealogical table. In the original dustwrapper. Volume...

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1956 SOUTH PACIFIC Enterprise SUGAR Refining Co D/J 1ST
1956 SOUTH PACIFIC Enterprise SUGAR Refining Co D/J 1ST

Price: £29.99

Hardbound volume in ivory cloth covered boards with gilt title to the spine, pictorial dustjacket, illustrated pastedowns, and lots of illustrations. The Colonial Sugar Refining Company (CSR) began operations in Fiji in 1880...

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1956-58 4 vol History ENGLISH Peoples W. CHURCHILL 1st
1956-58 4 vol History ENGLISH Peoples W. CHURCHILL 1st

Price: £370.00

A first edition of Churchill's two-thousand-year history, in the original unclipped dustwrappers. Featuring a number of maps and genealogical tables. The front free-endpapers have the ink signatures of Wilfrid S. Andrews, Christ's...

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1956-58 4vols A History of the English Speaking Peoples Winston Churchill First
1956-58 4vols A History of the English Speaking Peoples Winston Churchill First

Price: £295.00

A collection of first editions of this historical works by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.Complete in four volumes.Volume I is on The Birth of Britain, Volume II is on The New World, Volume III is on The Age of Revolution...

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1956-59 2Vol Genealogical Research in England & Wales David Gardner 1st Edition
1956-59 2Vol Genealogical Research in England & Wales David Gardner 1st Edition

Price: £34.99

The complete two volumes of these American published genealogical studies into both England and Wales. Volume one being the third edition, with volume two being the first. Illustrated with facsimiles and maps, by Mariel P. Gardner. ...

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1957 A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Volume III Only Winston Churchill
1957 A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Volume III Only Winston Churchill

Price: £30.00

A copy of this historical work by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.Volume III only of IV.With maps throughout the volume."The hundred-and-twenty-five years covered by this volume are among the richest in modern history."

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1957 Maurice Freedman Chinese Family and Marriage in Singapore
1957 Maurice Freedman Chinese Family and Marriage in Singapore

Price: £275.00

An interesting and comprehensive exploration of Chinese families in Singapore.Maurice Freedman (1920 - 1975) was a British scholar who was one of the world's leading experts on Chinese anthropology.Includes chapters on 'The Social...

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1958 Advocate for the Dead Story of Joel Brand by Alex Weissberg Jewish First
1958 Advocate for the Dead Story of Joel Brand by Alex Weissberg Jewish First

Price: £44.99

The dramatic story of Joel Brand, leader of a Jewish organisation in Budapest, who was offered one million Jews by the Germans in exchange for army lorries. First edition. Translated into English from the German of Weissberg. ...

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1958 David Diringer The Illuminated Book Illustrated First Edition Dustwrapper
1958 David Diringer The Illuminated Book Illustrated First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £68.00

A first edition and first printing copy of 'The Illuminated Book'.A comprehensive history of the illuminated books beginning in ancient Egypt.This book includes 61 plates, many of which display several illustrations. Direct from the...

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1958 La Semaine Sainte Louis Aragon Sangorski and Sutcliffe Binding
1958 La Semaine Sainte Louis Aragon Sangorski and Sutcliffe Binding

Price: £240.00

The first trade edition of this historical novel by Louis Aragon. In the original French. In a Sangorski and Sutcliffe binding, with binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. Louis...

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1958 Norman Tucker North Wales in the Civil War History Dustwrapper First Ed
1958 Norman Tucker North Wales in the Civil War History Dustwrapper First Ed

Price: £29.99

A first edition of Tucker's North Wales in the Civil War.Sir Thomas Myddelton adorns the dustwrapper.Contains various illustrations throughout.

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1958 Place In The Forest By Earl Bessborough Unclipped Dustwrapper Signed First
1958 Place In The Forest By Earl Bessborough Unclipped Dustwrapper Signed First

Price: £19.99

A signed copy with dedication by the author dated 1982 in ink to front free endpaper of A Place in the Forest being the story of Stansted in Sussex by the Earl of Bessborough First edition in unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated...

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1959 2 vol Second World WAR Winston CHURCHILL Illus
1959 2 vol Second World WAR Winston CHURCHILL Illus

Price: £44.99

A richly illustrated edition of Winston Churchill's classic account of the Second World War. Featuring numerous photographic illustrations and artworks, many of which are coloured. Complete in two volumes.

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1959 Burke's Genealogical Heraldic History of the Peerage One Hundred and Second Edition Illustrated
1959 Burke's Genealogical Heraldic History of the Peerage One Hundred and Second Edition Illustrated

Price: £130.00

The one hundred and second edition copy of 'Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry', containing a complete A-Z alphabet list of esteemed families. Since its establishment...

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1959 History of Egypt Earliest Time to Persian Conquest J H Breasted Dustwrapper
1959 History of Egypt Earliest Time to Persian Conquest J H Breasted Dustwrapper

Price: £80.00

A pleasing copy of this work of Egyptology by James Henry Breasted. With a long and fascinating history, this volume delves into the history of the country from ancient times up until the Persian Conquest. ...

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1959 Les Memoires de Joseph Fouche Minister of Police Napoleon
1959 Les Memoires de Joseph Fouche Minister of Police Napoleon

Price: £29.00

A memoir by Joseph Fouche (1759-1820), Minister of Police and a French Statesman under Napoleon the First. His title is often translated as The Duke of Otranto.

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1959 The Mighty Hood by Ernle Bradford with Photographs History
1959 The Mighty Hood by Ernle Bradford with Photographs History

Price: £44.99

The Mighty Hood is a biography of a ship so famous that she seemed to symbolise England in the years between the wars. "To millions of people she had represented British seapower and imperial might. With her passed not only a ship,...

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1960 How Columbus Discovered America Voitech Kubasta Illustrated Pop Up
1960 How Columbus Discovered America Voitech Kubasta Illustrated Pop Up

Price: £120.00

This is a beautifully illustrated short history of columbus.With a 3D pop-up of the three ships of Columbus' fleet, Pinta, Nina and Santa Maria.

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1960 Jean-Paul Sartre a Literary and Political Study Philip Thody First Edition
1960 Jean-Paul Sartre a Literary and Political Study Philip Thody First Edition

Price: £22.99

First edition of this study of the life and work of the French writer Jean-Paul Sartre. "In this new study of Sartre's work, Mr. Thody considers his literary achievements both from a philosophical and from a purely literary...

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1960 Mural Painting of the Mexican Revolution Folio Illustrated First Edition
1960 Mural Painting of the Mexican Revolution Folio Illustrated First Edition

Price: £200.00

A fascinating work of political art history regarding the mural paintings of the Mexican Revolution.Commissioned by the Editorial Fund for Mexican Plastic Arts. With hundreds of colour and black and white illustrations...

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1960 Refugees 1960 a Report in Words and Drawings Kaye Webb Ronald Searle
1960 Refugees 1960 a Report in Words and Drawings Kaye Webb Ronald Searle

Price: £40.00

A work on refugees by Ronald Searle and Kaye Webb who visited camps in Austria, Italy and Greece. 1959 was the inauguration of the World Refugee Year in Britain where the United Kingdom Committee...

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1960 The New Cambridge Modern History Zenith of European Power J P T Bury
1960 The New Cambridge Modern History Zenith of European Power J P T Bury

Price: £30.00

An informative and useful history work regarding European politics in the nineteenth century from the Cambridge University Press. In the publisher's original cloth binding and in a lovely ...

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1961 The Empress Alexandra 1872-1918 A Study Almedingen Asprey Zaehnsdorf Bound
1961 The Empress Alexandra 1872-1918 A Study Almedingen Asprey Zaehnsdorf Bound

Price: £450.00

An interesting and thorough historical text regarding Empress Alexandra of Russia.Alexandra was the wife to Nicholas II, the last ruler of the Russian Empire. Known as Alix of Hesse, she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria...

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1962 Histoire Dupeuple Francais Jeanne D'Arc Edmund Pognon 2vol 1848
1962 Histoire Dupeuple Francais Jeanne D'Arc Edmund Pognon 2vol 1848

Price: £55.00

Two handsome volumes from the History of French People series. Volume 2 by Edmund Pognon, explores history from 1380-1715, from the French heroine Joan of Arc to King Louis XIV.Volume 4 charts France's history from 1848 through...

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1962 History of Pharmacy in Britain Leslie Matthews Illustrated
1962 History of Pharmacy in Britain Leslie Matthews Illustrated

Price: £85.00

An illustrated edition, the first thus, of this history of drugs and pharmacy in Great Britain. Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. This text follows this science from...

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1962 Tell Me Another Morning Zdena Berger First UK Ed Dustwrapper Holocaust
1962 Tell Me Another Morning Zdena Berger First UK Ed Dustwrapper Holocaust

Price: £90.00

The first UK edition of this autobiographical novel by Zdena Berger.Scarce in the original dustwrapper.Berger's work is based around her experiences as a holocaust survivor of camps Theresienstadt, Auchswitz and Bergen-Belsen....

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1963 The Kremlin Centre of Russian History Alexandrov Monkcom Asprey Zaehnsdorf
1963 The Kremlin Centre of Russian History Alexandrov Monkcom Asprey Zaehnsdorf

Price: £550.00

The first English translation edition of this Political Historical text.Illustrated, with fourteen plates including photographs of the Romanovs and a map of the Kremlin.The Kremlin is a fortified complex in the heart of Moscow. Count...

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1964 3Vol Adventures in Americana with Check List Herschel Jones Eames
1964 3Vol Adventures in Americana with Check List Herschel Jones Eames

Price: £120.00

A three volume set of works on Americana of Herschel V Jones.Americana complete in two volumes with supplementary check list volume issued at a later date.With 300 photographic plates.Herschel V Jones was a publisher of the Minneapolis...

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1964 Gwysaney and Owston by G A Usher with Photographs
1964 Gwysaney and Owston by G A Usher with Photographs

Price: £59.99

A history of the Davies-Cooke family. With photographs. From the Introduction: "This is the history of an ancient landowning family, commissioned by the family itself and intended primarily as a record for its present members and...

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1964-1990 38vol Camden Fourth Series Royal Historical Society History Biography
1964-1990 38vol Camden Fourth Series Royal Historical Society History Biography

Price: £395.00

An impressive set of this interesting and important series. All are published by the Royal Historical Society under the heading of the 'Camden Fourth Series'; the second series to be produced after the merger of the original...

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1965 America Heraldica Uncommon Coat of Arms E de V Vermont August Leroy Illus
1965 America Heraldica Uncommon Coat of Arms E de V Vermont August Leroy Illus

Price: £58.00

An illustrated work on American Heraldry.A compilation of coats of arms, crests and mottoes of prominent American families. Profusely illustrated by Auguste Leroy.

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1965 Dont Upset The Choir Reg Frary Ian M Goldie Third Impression
1965 Dont Upset The Choir Reg Frary Ian M Goldie Third Impression

Price: £44.00

A collection of humorous writings by Reg Frary, who was known for writing about the eccentricities of the Church. This work, 'Don't Upset The Choir', draws on real experiences from Frary,...

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1966 Mount Athos John Julius Norwich Reresby Sitwell A Costa Dustwrapper
1966 Mount Athos John Julius Norwich Reresby Sitwell A Costa Dustwrapper

Price: £130.00

A history of Mouth Athos, held in the original dustwrapper Written by John Julius Norwich and Reresby Sitwell. Bound in the publisher's original cloth binding and held in the original unclipped...

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1966 Roll of the Baronets as Authorised by Royal Warrant Standing Council
1966 Roll of the Baronets as Authorised by Royal Warrant Standing Council

Price: £19.99

A scarce copy of the 1966 official list of baronets compiled by the Crown Office, and published by the Standing Council of the Baronetage. Today there are currently a total of 1,266 baronetcies on the Official Roll, of which...

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1966 The Expedition of Lewis and Clark Vol II. Meriwether Lewis Facsimile
1966 The Expedition of Lewis and Clark Vol II. Meriwether Lewis Facsimile

Price: £25.00

A twentieth century facsimile reprint of this work on the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804. Volume II only. Originally a two volume set. A excellent example of this work, handsomely bound...

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1966-77 3Vol Asia in the Making of Europe Donald Lach Dustwrappers First
1966-77 3Vol Asia in the Making of Europe Donald Lach Dustwrappers First

Price: £200.00

A three volume set of this work by Donald F Lach.Three of nine volumes. Includes:Volume I: The Century of Discovery Book One.Volume II: A Century of Wonder Book TwoVolume II: A Century of Wonder Book ThreeDonald F Lach was a professor...

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1967 Edward Hyde History Of The Great Rebellion Edit Robert Lockyer Illustrated
1967 Edward Hyde History Of The Great Rebellion Edit Robert Lockyer Illustrated

Price: £27.99

A Folio Society edition of The History of the Great Rebellion by Edward Hyde, edited by Roger Lockyer and illustrated with maps and portraits. Edward Hyde 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609 - 1674) who was an English historian and statesman,...

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1967 The British Monarchy George Bickham Facsimile Folding Maps Illustrated Dustwrapper
1967 The British Monarchy George Bickham Facsimile Folding Maps Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £50.00

A lovely 1967 facsimile edition of Bickham's notable atlas depicting all the counties of Britain and its Empire; being a brilliant example of penmanship in the eighteenth century, ornately engraved throughout with beautiful...

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1967-1984 10vols Navy Records Society Publications Ex Libris Captain A M Jones
1967-1984 10vols Navy Records Society Publications Ex Libris Captain A M Jones

Price: £230.00

Ten volumes of publications by the Navy Records Society. The Volumes Present are:Vol 109. Documents Relating to Anson's Voyage Round The World 1740-44 Edited By Glyndwr Williams P.H.DVol. 110. The Saumarez Papers Selections From The...

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1968 Russian Orders Decorations and Medals Robert Werlich Illustrated
1968 Russian Orders Decorations and Medals Robert Werlich Illustrated

Price: £95.00

A fascinating and highly illustrated work documenting the variety of Orders, Decorations and Medals in Russia and the Soviet Union. Profusely illustrated throughout, with many colour and monochrome...

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1968 Scottish Family Histories Held In Scottish Libraries Compiled By Ferguson
1968 Scottish Family Histories Held In Scottish Libraries Compiled By Ferguson

Price: £22.99

Scottish Family Histories held in Scottish Libraries compiled by Joan P.S. Ferguson, a Chief Assistant in the Scottish Central Library. With an introduction by Sir Thomas Inne of Learney. First published in 1960, this is a reprint. The...

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1968-9 15vol Die Grossen Dunastien Europas European History Pierre Jundt
1968-9 15vol Die Grossen Dunastien Europas European History Pierre Jundt

Price: £325.00

A collection of histories of the Royal dynasties of Europe, including the Tudors, the Plantagenets, the Bonapartes and many others.   In German. Containing: Die Kapetinger Aus dem Franzosischen ubersetzt von Erhard...

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1969 An Illustrated Social History of South Africa Hattersley 1st
1969 An Illustrated Social History of South Africa Hattersley 1st

Price: £20.00

An illustrated and thorough social history of South Africa, focusing on the years 1652 to 1910. Alan Hattersley's social history of South Africa offers a rich look at the country from 1652...

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1969 The Mohawk Indians and Their Valley Rev. Thomas Grassmann
1969 The Mohawk Indians and Their Valley Rev. Thomas Grassmann

Price: £80.00

A fascinating work of Native American history, exploring the Mohawk tribe of eastern America. Scarce. A fascinating work of Native American history, which became an incredibly important scholarly...

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1970 Armada from Athens Peter Green Signed By Author History Scarce
1970 Armada from Athens Peter Green Signed By Author History Scarce

Price: £65.00

A signed first edition copy of Peter Green's work of Athenian history, 'Armada from Athens'. A first edition copy. Signed by the author to the title page. Peter Green is a classical scholar...

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1970 History of the Island of Corfu Henry Jervis-White Jervis Illustrated
1970 History of the Island of Corfu Henry Jervis-White Jervis Illustrated

Price: £45.00

A lovely facsimile reprint of the 1852 edition of this fascinating historical work on Corfu by Henry Jervis-White Jervis. This work is split into the following four sections: Ancient History...

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1970 Ronald Searle The Great Fur Opera Annals of the Hudson's Bay Company 1670-1970
1970 Ronald Searle The Great Fur Opera Annals of the Hudson's Bay Company 1670-1970

Price: £24.00

A look at the commercial enterprise of the Hudson Bay Company. Written by Kildare Dobbs, on of Canada's best known authors and critics. Dobbs wrote for numerous newspapers and magazines. ...

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1970 The Great Fur Opera Annals of the Hudson's Bay Company 1670-1970 Ronald Searle
1970 The Great Fur Opera Annals of the Hudson's Bay Company 1670-1970 Ronald Searle

Price: £30.00

A look at the commercial enterprise of the Hudson Bay Company. Written by Kildare Dobbs, on of Canada's best known authors and critics. Dobbs wrote for numerous newspapers and magazines. ...

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1970-75 4vols HISTORICAL MONUMENTS in DORSET First Ed.
1970-75 4vols HISTORICAL MONUMENTS in DORSET First Ed.

Price: £179.99

A high quality inventory on the historical monuments of Dorset, with numerous plates.   Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and armorial decoration, and unclipped dust wrappers.   First editions.   Volumes...

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1971 American Indian Education Evelyn C. Adams Illustrated Scarce
1971 American Indian Education Evelyn C. Adams Illustrated Scarce

Price: £275.00

A pleasing copy of Evelyn C. Adams's scarce history and appraisal of the American Indian education in the United States. This work is part of the 'American Education: Its Men, Ideas, and Institutions'...

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1971 Roll of the Baronets as Authorised by Royal Warrant Standing Council
1971 Roll of the Baronets as Authorised by Royal Warrant Standing Council

Price: £23.99

A copy of the 1971 official list of baronets compiled by the Crown Office, and published by the Standing Council of the Baronetage. Today there are currently a total of 1,266 baronetcies on the Official Roll, of which 142...

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1971 Roots of Involvement by Marvin Kalb and Elie Abel
1971 Roots of Involvement by Marvin Kalb and Elie Abel

Price: £19.99

A fascintating historical works on the US in Asia 1784-1971."How did the United States become bogged down in a seemingly endless Asian conflict"Elie Abel (October 17, 1920 July 22, 2004) was a Canadian-American journalist, author...

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1971 The First English books on AMERICA By RICHARD EDEN
1971 The First English books on AMERICA By RICHARD EDEN

Price: £71.99

A book containing a collection of writings that first told of America, the book is largely in Old English. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Edited by Edward Arber. 'Each of the three Texts in this Volume is of great rarity;...

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1971 The Romanovs The Rise and Fall of a Russian Dynasty Ian Grey Zaehnsdorf
1971 The Romanovs The Rise and Fall of a Russian Dynasty Ian Grey Zaehnsdorf

Price: £450.00

A biographical insight into the Romanov family. Each chapter discusses a different member of the Romanov family beginning with Mikhail Fedorovich and ending with the final Tsar, Nicholas II. Each biography follows the overarching theme...

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1971 The Victorian Country House Mark Girouard Illustrated First Dustwrapper
1971 The Victorian Country House Mark Girouard Illustrated First Dustwrapper

Price: £90.00

An illustrated work on the architecture and history of Victorian Country House.Containing and extensive study on the social, technological and architectural background of a range of houses with in dept chapters on specific buildings....

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1972 The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971 by L G Pine Scarce
1972 The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971 by L G Pine Scarce

Price: £55.00

A scarce copy of The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971 by L. G. Pine.Leslie Gilbert Pine (22 December 1907 15 May 1987) was a British author, lecturer, and researcher in the areas of genealogy, nobility, history, heraldry and animal welfare. He...

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1973 Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection India House Illus Colour Plates
1973 Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection India House Illus Colour Plates

Price: £95.00

An illustrated work on the India House's marine art collection, illustrated with coloured plates, one folding map, being held in the original cloth slipcase. Held in the original cloth slipcase...

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1973 The Cut of Women's Clothes 1600-1930 Norah Waugh Diagrams Women's Fashion
1973 The Cut of Women's Clothes 1600-1930 Norah Waugh Diagrams Women's Fashion

Price: £110.00

A comprehensive history of women's fashion.Profusely illustrated with line diagrams by Margaret Woodward.Norah Waugh was an author and lecturer on historical costume, who was in charge of the costume at the London Theatre Studio...

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1974 Division of the Spoils Raj Quartet Paul Scott First Edition Dustwrapper
1974 Division of the Spoils Raj Quartet Paul Scott First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £65.00

A lovely first edition copy of the final novel of Paul Scott's 'Raj Quartet', complete with original unclipped dustwrapper. 'The Raj Quartet' is a monumental tetralogy written by Paul Scott...

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1974 Keban Projects Activities Turkish Archaeological Study Excavations Dating
1974 Keban Projects Activities Turkish Archaeological Study Excavations Dating

Price: £48.00

An uncommon report on archaelogical findings in Turkey, written in both English and Turkish.With the flooding of the area around the Keban Dam (a hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates river, lovated in the Elazig province of Turkey),...

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1974 The American Navy 1789-1860 A Bibliography Myron J. Smith
1974 The American Navy 1789-1860 A Bibliography Myron J. Smith

Price: £60.00

A bibliographical work on the American Navy, written by Myron J Smith Jr. 'The American Navy 1789-1860' is a bibliographical work on the American Navy, with this volume documenting the years...

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1975 A History of Brewing H Corran SCARCE Illustrated Dustjacket FIRST
1975 A History of Brewing H Corran SCARCE Illustrated Dustjacket FIRST

Price: £49.99

This is a lovely edition of this comprehensive history of brewing.Brewing is the production of beer through steeping a starch source in water and then fermenting it with yeast. Research indicates that brewing has taken place in most...

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1975 The Long Sword and Scabbard Slide in Asia William Trousdale Illustrated
1975 The Long Sword and Scabbard Slide in Asia William Trousdale Illustrated

Price: £20.00

A fascinating work of military history, documenting the history and development of weaponry in the continent of Asia. In particular this work explores the history of the long sword and the...

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1976 Fall of the Roman Empire A Reappraisal Michael Grant First Ed Dustwrapper
1976 Fall of the Roman Empire A Reappraisal Michael Grant First Ed Dustwrapper

Price: £44.99

A fascinating companion to Edward Gibbon's seminal work The Fall of the Roman Empire. Authored by Michael Grant (1914 2004), an English classicist, numismatist, and author of numerous popular books on ancient history. Profusely...

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1976-82 6vol ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY Camden 4th Series
1976-82 6vol ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY Camden 4th Series

Price: £70.00

Six hardbound volumes in ivory cloth covered boards. The Royal Historical Society was founded in 1868. It is the premier society in the United Kingdom which promotes and defends the scholarly study of the past. The six volumes...

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1977 A History of York Minster edited by G E Aylmer and Reginald Cant
1977 A History of York Minster edited by G E Aylmer and Reginald Cant

Price: £35.00

A first edition of A History of York Minster edited by G. E. Aylmer and Reginald Cant.With numerous illustrations."The object of the present volume is to coordinate all this new knowledge in a single work."

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1977 Arms of the County Councils of Scotland by David L. H. Patton Illustrated
1977 Arms of the County Councils of Scotland by David L. H. Patton Illustrated

Price: £29.99

An informative reference book on the subject of Arms of the County Councils of Scotland by David L. H. Patton. With full page colour illustrations of the arms of thirty-three Scottish County Councils, opposite a page of...

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1978 Airshipwreck Len Deighton Arnold Schwartzman Illus First Edition DW
1978 Airshipwreck Len Deighton Arnold Schwartzman Illus First Edition DW

Price: £90.00

The first edition of this illustrated work on the heyday of airship travel, complied by Len Deighton and Arnold Schwartzman. The first edition of this work. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper....

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1978 Francois Valentijns Description of Ceylon Sinnappah Arasaratnam Translated
1978 Francois Valentijns Description of Ceylon Sinnappah Arasaratnam Translated

Price: £55.00

A late twentieth century description of the country formerly known as Ceylon, now modern day Sri Lanka. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Edited and translated by Sinnappah Arasaratnam...

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1978 Victor Bonham-Carter Signed First Edition Authors By Profession Volume One
1978 Victor Bonham-Carter Signed First Edition Authors By Profession Volume One

Price: £35.00

A very scarce signed, first edition of Victor Bonham-Carter's study into how authors and dramatists have practised their professions. Volume one of two.Contains ink inscription by the author, dated 1978.

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1980 2vols American Secretaries of the Navy Paolo E Coletta Maritime History
1980 2vols American Secretaries of the Navy Paolo E Coletta Maritime History

Price: £70.00

A two volume set of works being a comprehensive list of the Secretaries of the U. S. Navy, illustrated throughout. A extensive work of naval history documenting the multiple Secretaries of...

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1980 Hearings Before The Select Committee on Indian Affairs U.S. History Scarce
1980 Hearings Before The Select Committee on Indian Affairs U.S. History Scarce

Price: £55.00

An interesting work of Native American history, in the form of documents and notes taken from hearings from the 'Select Committee on Indian Affairs' in 1980. Very scarce. Dating from the...

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1980 Studs Terkel American Dreams: Lost & Found First Oral History
1980 Studs Terkel American Dreams: Lost & Found First Oral History

Price: £30.00

A first edition of Studs Terkel's American Dreams.Renowned for his work in oral history, this publication is a collection of his broadcasting work.

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1980 The Elizabethan Deliverance Arthur Bryant First Edition With Dustwrapper
1980 The Elizabethan Deliverance Arthur Bryant First Edition With Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A narrative history of Elizabeth I's reign by Arthur Bryant. First edition. Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant (18 February 1899 22 January 1985), was a British historian and a columnist for the Illustrated London News.

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1981 CATALOGUE of the PYBUS Collection Newcastle
1981 CATALOGUE of the PYBUS Collection Newcastle

Price: £83.99

Hardbound volume with green cloth covered boards and gilt titles to the spine.

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1981 MODERN IRELAND History POLITICS Geography 1st
1981 MODERN IRELAND History POLITICS Geography 1st

Price: £24.99

Bound in green cloth with gilt on black lettering to spine and front board in dust jacket. Comprehensive guide examining all apspects of Modern Ireland with chapters on; History Politics Government Geography and Natural...

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1981-83 2vol Western Pyrenees Campaign of 1815 Batty Folding Maps Limited Ed
1981-83 2vol Western Pyrenees Campaign of 1815 Batty Folding Maps Limited Ed

Price: £65.00

Two limited edition facsimile copies of Robert Batty's experiences in historic nineteenth century battles, illustrated with folding maps and plates. In two volumes. Both volumes are limited...

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1982 Whodunit A Guide to Crime Suspense and Spy Fiction Keating
1982 Whodunit A Guide to Crime Suspense and Spy Fiction Keating

Price: £19.99

A detailed insight into the world of espionage in history and fiction. First Edition. Photographs and drawings in the text throughout. Dustwrapper designed by Roger Pring, illustration by Dinah Lone.

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1982-87 3vols Studies In the History and Archaeology of Jordan Dustwrapper Illus
1982-87 3vols Studies In the History and Archaeology of Jordan Dustwrapper Illus

Price: £50.00

A historical and archaeological exploration of the county of Jordan compiled and edited by Dr Adnan Hadidi. This set is in excellent

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1983 Vol 1 Only Burma The Struggle for Independence History Dustwrapper First Ed
1983 Vol 1 Only Burma The Struggle for Independence History Dustwrapper First Ed

Price: £120.00

A fascinating work that explore the history of the miltary struggles between Burma and Britain. The volume is held in the original dustwrapper. Volume I only. Lacking volume II. Held in the...

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1984 2vols Village London The Story of Greater London Edward Walford Illustrated
1984 2vols Village London The Story of Greater London Edward Walford Illustrated

Price: £120.00

An historical work on Greater London.Complete in two volumes.This work discusses various areas of Greater London and is illustrated with drawings throughout.Written by Edward Walford, a British magazine editor and compiler of many...

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1984 Thomas Hardy's England John Fowles Signed Jo Draper First Dustwrapper
1984 Thomas Hardy's England John Fowles Signed Jo Draper First Dustwrapper

Price: £39.00

An illustrated first edition of this work on Thomas Hardy.Signed by John Fowles to the title page.

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1985 The Bayeux Tapestry Wilson First Edition Colour Illustrated Slipcase
1985 The Bayeux Tapestry Wilson First Edition Colour Illustrated Slipcase

Price: £58.00

A first edition copy of this beautiful volume containing the entire Bayeux Tapestry in full colour, complete with its original cloth slipcase. Collated complete with seventy three double page...

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1985 The Greek World Classical Byzantine and Modern Robert Browning Illustrated
1985 The Greek World Classical Byzantine and Modern Robert Browning Illustrated

Price: £34.99

The first edition of this study of the Classical world. With numerous coloured and monochrome plates throughout. Containing chapters on The Age of Heroes, Classical Art, The Age of Kings and many others. Including contributions...

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1985 The Niger and Its Neighbours Environmental History Hydrobiology Dustwrapper
1985 The Niger and Its Neighbours Environmental History Hydrobiology Dustwrapper

Price: £90.00

A interesting work of geography from Niger and surrounding areas in the West of Africa. This pleasing copy is held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Edited by A. T. Grove, of the University...

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1986 Roman Circuses Chariot Racing John H Humprey First Ed Illus
1986 Roman Circuses Chariot Racing John H Humprey First Ed Illus

Price: £280.00

A very smart copy of Humphrey's encyclopaedic and definitive work on Roman Circuses. Now long out of print. Very scarce, first edition. Held in a the original price-clipped dustwrapper....

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1987 OLD ENGLAND Pictorial Museum CHARLES KNIGHT D/J
1987 OLD ENGLAND Pictorial Museum CHARLES KNIGHT D/J

Price: £49.99

Hardbound volume in brown cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine, intact dustjacket, and lots of illustrations. Charles Knight (March 15, 1791 - March 9, 1873) was an English publisher and author. In the eight hundred...

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1987 The Playmaker Thomas Keneally Novel Our Country's Good First Edition
1987 The Playmaker Thomas Keneally Novel Our Country's Good First Edition

Price: £22.00

First edition of the historical novel about the first play to ever be performed in AustraliaWritten by Thomas Keneally, the writer of Schindler's Ark (upon which the award winning Schindler's List was based), The Playmaker follows...

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1987-91 3vols The Devonshire Domesday Domesday Book Studies Williams Illustrated
1987-91 3vols The Devonshire Domesday Domesday Book Studies Williams Illustrated

Price: £190.00

A beautiful three volume set of the Domesday Book.Number 360 of 1000 copies of this set.Held together in the original brown slipcase.Comprising of the Domesday Book Studies, which is a detailed explanation of the Domesday Book and...

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1988 2 Volumes A Pictorial History of World War I and II Dustwrappers Plates
1988 2 Volumes A Pictorial History of World War I and II Dustwrappers Plates

Price: £38.00

Two volumes of The Pictorial History of World War I and II.Messenger and Sheffield are both war historians and keen experts on their respective topics.Both volumes are copiously illustrated throughout, many of which are in colour....

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1988 Dutch Merchants and Mariners in Asia 1602-1795 C R Boxer
1988 Dutch Merchants and Mariners in Asia 1602-1795 C R Boxer

Price: £99.99

A history of Dutch merchants and mariners in Asia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. With a frontispiece of the Dutch East-Indiaman Schellach.

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1988 The Worm Forgives the Plough by John Stewart Collis Illustrated
1988 The Worm Forgives the Plough by John Stewart Collis Illustrated

Price: £70.00

A scarce copy of The Worm Forgives the Plough by John Stewart Collis.With an Introduction by Michael Holroyd.With illustrations.

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1988 Todos Santos in Rural Tlaxcala Nutini 1st Ed Dustwrapper Illustrated
1988 Todos Santos in Rural Tlaxcala Nutini 1st Ed Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £78.00

An uncommon first edition copy of this fascinating study of All Souls Day, by the renowned professor of anthropology Hugo Nutini. Containing a thorough analysis of the structural and expressive...

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1989 3vols The Gloucestershire Domesday A Williams Plates Translation Folios
1989 3vols The Gloucestershire Domesday A Williams Plates Translation Folios

Price: £125.00

A beautiful three volume set of the Domesday Book.Comprising of the Domesday Book Studies, which is a detailed explanation of the Domesday Book and therefore a companion to the other two volumes. The work explains the making of the...

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1989 Codebreaker in the Far East Alan Stripp Christopher Andrew
1989 Codebreaker in the Far East Alan Stripp Christopher Andrew

Price: £34.99

Scarce first edition of the first work 'to detail British wartime successes in breaking Japanese codes'. With a frontispiece and several illustrations in the text, many full page. Part of the Cass series: Studies in Intelligence,...

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1990 St Peter's Church Two mile House W H Gibson First Edition Photographs
1990 St Peter's Church Two mile House W H Gibson First Edition Photographs

Price: £47.00

A copy of this book about St. Peter's Church in Kildare, published to mark its 200th year.With extensive photographs, maps, and information on the history of the area and the social life surrounding the church.

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1991 John Hamill Gilbert World Freemasonry Illustrated History First Edition
1991 John Hamill Gilbert World Freemasonry Illustrated History First Edition

Price: £50.00

A first edition of this illustrated history of world Freemasonry.With photographic plates and vignettes throughout, this book attempts to 'set the record straight' about the organisation, its origins and its essentially benevolent...

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1992 Rediscovering Pompeii Ministero per I Beni Culturali E Ambientali Colour
1992 Rediscovering Pompeii Ministero per I Beni Culturali E Ambientali Colour

Price: £39.99

An illustrated collaborative work on Pompeii. Illustrated throughout with numerous colour photographs. First edition thus.

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1994 The Salter's Company BARTY-KING history 1st ed
1994 The Salter's Company BARTY-KING history 1st ed

Price: £49.99

Red leather spine with gilt vertical title.  Blue cloth covered boards with stamped gilt crest on the front.  There is a colour illustrated half title page, followed by the black and white frontispiece. ...

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1995 First Edition Bernard Cornwell Battle Flag Nathaniel Starbuck American
1995 First Edition Bernard Cornwell Battle Flag Nathaniel Starbuck American

Price: £38.00

A first edition of Bernard Cornwell's Battle Flag.Part of his The Starbuck Chonicles series, this novel makes a departure from Cornwell's more common context and characters (the Napoleonic Wars and Sharpe, respectively) and approach...

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1996 A History of the Galloway Rifle Volunteers Devlin Limited Signed 1stEdition
1996 A History of the Galloway Rifle Volunteers Devlin Limited Signed 1stEdition

Price: £49.99

A comprehensive and illustrated history of the Galloway rifle volunteers, beginning with the Battle of the Standard 1129 AD. Limited first edition, number three-hundred and sixty-six of the five-hundred that are signed. Signed...

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1996 Gli Incanti De Venezia Terisio Pignatti Venice History Italian
1996 Gli Incanti De Venezia Terisio Pignatti Venice History Italian

Price: £30.00

A work on the history and charms of Venice by art historian, Terisio Pignatti. Illustrated throughout, with numerous drawings and etchings of Venice. Held in original slipcase. ...

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1996 Jameson Raid A Centennial Retrospective Limited First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated
1996 Jameson Raid A Centennial Retrospective Limited First Edition Dustwrapper Illustrated

Price: £140.00

An exceptional copy of this uncommon first limited edition copy of this fascinating study of the Jameson Raid, in a lovely cloth binding with the original unclipped dustwrapper. The Jameson...

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1998 3vol Social Economic History of Hellenistic World Rostovtzeff First Thus
1998 3vol Social Economic History of Hellenistic World Rostovtzeff First Thus

Price: £100.00

A lovely three volume set of Michael Rostovtzeff's study of the 'Social and Economic History of the Hellenistic World', complete with original unclipped dustwrappers. Mikhail Ivanovich Rostovtzeff,...

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1998 A Patriot's Progress Henry Williamson WW1 Anne Williamson Biography Signed
1998 A Patriot's Progress Henry Williamson WW1 Anne Williamson Biography Signed

Price: £28.00

A handsome signed edition of the life of Henry Williamson. The book combines his own writings with those of his daughter - in -law, Anne Williamson. With 32 photographic plates. Henry Williamson (1895 - 1977) was an author and fought...

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1998 The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization Simon Hornblower First
1998 The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization Simon Hornblower First

Price: £28.00

An illustrated first edition of this noted companion to Ancient Civilizations.With 140 black and white illustrations and 16 pages of coloured plates.

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1999 Libya First Edition The Lost Cities of The Roman Empire Polidori Colour
1999 Libya First Edition The Lost Cities of The Roman Empire Polidori Colour

Price: £49.00

A first edition photographic history of the Greco-Roman cities long lost under the desert sands of North Africa. The work covers the archaeological research in Libya, the city of White Stone in the 1st Century A.D. Sabratha and the...

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1999 St Peter Port 1680-1830 Gregory Stevens Cox First Ed History Illus Guernsey
1999 St Peter Port 1680-1830 Gregory Stevens Cox First Ed History Illus Guernsey

Price: £90.00

The first edition of this historical work regarding Saint Peter Port, in Guernsey. Illustrated throughout, this charming work delves deep into Guernsey's history. Saint Peter Port is the capital...

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1999 Studies on Ancient Egypt Honour of H. S. Smith First Edition Scarce Illustrated
1999 Studies on Ancient Egypt Honour of H. S. Smith First Edition Scarce Illustrated

Price: £90.00

A lovely scarce first edition copy of this fascinating collection of essays on Ancient Egypt, compiled in honour of Professor Harry S Smith. Containing essays on such topics as excavation,...

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2 Vols 1823 Louis XIV ses Principaux Ministres Galerie Historique Illustrated
2 Vols 1823 Louis XIV ses Principaux Ministres Galerie Historique Illustrated

Price: £120.00

A very scarce two volume history of Louis XIV and his relationships with his ministers and lovers. In French. Numerous illustrated portrait plates of Louis XIV, Louis De La Baume-Le-Blanc and Jules mazarin,...

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2 Vols 1827 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Illustrated
2 Vols 1827 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Illustrated

Price: £34.99

The first two volumes of a detailed history of the Roman Empire tracing the trajectory of Western Civilisation.Volumes I and II explores the period between 180 to 395 AD, beginning with the time of the Antonines, to Artaxerxes,...

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2 Vols c1900 Mary Davies and Manor of Ebury First ed Illustrated Charles Gatty
2 Vols c1900 Mary Davies and Manor of Ebury First ed Illustrated Charles Gatty

Price: £44.99

A first edition two volume history of Mary Davies and the estate upon which he whole life turned.Frontispiece portraits of Mary Davies and the Grosvenor family with eight aero photographic plates of the Manor of Eia and thirty-one...

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2000 8vol Barbarian Invasions Roman Empire Thomas Hodgkin Slipcase Folio Society
2000 8vol Barbarian Invasions Roman Empire Thomas Hodgkin Slipcase Folio Society

Price: £290.00

A eight volume set of Thomas Hodgkin's work of Roman history. This excellent set sees each volume held in their original slipcases. Complete is 8 volumes. Published by the Folio Society. Each...

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2000 Cultural Links between Portugal and Italy in the Renaissance KJP Lowe Illus
2000 Cultural Links between Portugal and Italy in the Renaissance KJP Lowe Illus

Price: £59.00

This very scarce work offers a unique perspective on the Renaissance period. Edited by K. J. P. Lowe, this copy is in excellent

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2000 Tim Thornton Fifteenth Century Social Attidudes And Political Stuctures
2000 Tim Thornton Fifteenth Century Social Attidudes And Political Stuctures

Price: £20.00

A collection of academic works focussing on  Fifteenth Century social attitudes and political structures.Including essays on fraternities in English Cathedrals, Scottish resistence to the Crown and the civil war in France of 1409-1419,...

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2003 2vols Origin and Services of the Coldstream Guards MacKinnon Facsimilie
2003 2vols Origin and Services of the Coldstream Guards MacKinnon Facsimilie

Price: £90.00

A limited edition facsimile reprint of this military work by Colonel MacKinnon. Complete in two volumes this work is uniformly bound in the publisher's original cloth binding. Limited edition...

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2003 Postal Services Gold Coast to 1901 Sacher First Edition Scarce Illustrated
2003 Postal Services Gold Coast to 1901 Sacher First Edition Scarce Illustrated

Price: £39.00

A lovely scarce copy of this fascinating history of the Postal Service in the British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa, the 'Gold Coast'. Complete with original unclipped dustwrapper....

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2004 Kenneth Rendell Western Pursuit Of The American Dream Signed First Editon
2004 Kenneth Rendell Western Pursuit Of The American Dream Signed First Editon

Price: £28.00

A signed first edition of Kenneth W. Rendell's The Western Pursuit of The American Dream.Drawing on the author's own vast collection of Americana exhibited at the National Heritage Museum, the work contains reproductions of paintings,...

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2005 Intelligence Co-Operation Poland and Great Britain Dustwrapper 1st WW2
2005 Intelligence Co-Operation Poland and Great Britain Dustwrapper 1st WW2

Price: £55.00

A first edition of this military history work investigating the intelligence co-operation between Poland and the Allied Forces during the Second World War. In the publisher's original binding, the volume and dustwrapper...

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2006 D'un Regard L'Autre Histoire des Regards Europeens Sur L'Afrique L'Amerique et L'Oceanie
2006 D'un Regard L'Autre Histoire des Regards Europeens Sur L'Afrique L'Amerique et L'Oceanie

Price: £48.00

A look into the history of European views on Africa, America and Oceania. With examples of work held at the Musee de Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, a French museum featuring the indigenous art...

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2006 Sovereign and Its Golden Antecedents Andre Celtel First Edition
2006 Sovereign and Its Golden Antecedents Andre Celtel First Edition

Price: £79.99

The first edition of this history of the gold sovereign.With many coloured illustrations throughout.

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2008 2vols William Bradford: Viaje por Espana y Portugal 1808 to 1809 Slipcase
2008 2vols William Bradford: Viaje por Espana y Portugal 1808 to 1809 Slipcase

Price: £50.00

A excellent set of two volumes originally published in the nineteenth century, held in the original slipcase. A scarce work, bound in the publisher's original binding and held in the original...

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2008 Captain Grose 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue Robert Cromie History
2008 Captain Grose 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue Robert Cromie History

Price: £50.00

A charming edition of Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. Originally published in 1785 and again in 1811, this dictionary is full of words that you never knew you needed to know. Find out whether you are a Flawd or a Fox and use...

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2008 The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660 by Peter Wilson Coldham
2008 The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660 by Peter Wilson Coldham

Price: £44.99

A pristine edition of The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660 by Peter Wilson Coldham. Peter Wilson Coldham (1926 - 2012, London), was a British genealogist. Coldham was awarded the Bickersteth Medal in 1991, was a Fellow of the...

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2010 The Peninsular War Atlas Nick Lipscombe First Edition Illustrated Slipcase
2010 The Peninsular War Atlas Nick Lipscombe First Edition Illustrated Slipcase

Price: £60.00

A first edition copy of this work of military history by Nick Lipscombe. This copy is in excellent

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2vol 1840 Charikles Bilder Altgriechischer Sitte WA Becker Ancient Greek Society
2vol 1840 Charikles Bilder Altgriechischer Sitte WA Becker Ancient Greek Society

Price: £99.99

A handsome set of this work of classical history by Wilhelm Adolf Becker. Becker's Charikles - the work he is best remembered for - are a description of the everyday life of the ancient Greeks, in the form of a romance, with notes...

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3 Vols in One 1769 Opinions De Anciens L'Evangile L'Apocalipse Mirabaud Abauzit
3 Vols in One 1769 Opinions De Anciens L'Evangile L'Apocalipse Mirabaud Abauzit

Price: £495.00

A scarce collection of Jean-Baptise de Mirabaud and Firmin Abauzit works on religion.Includes a history of the opinions of Jews, a candid reflection on the Gospel and a historical discourse on the apocalypse by Mr. Abauzit....

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7vol Select Journals on Barrows and Burial Sites in Britain Antiquaries
7vol Select Journals on Barrows and Burial Sites in Britain Antiquaries

Price: £79.99

A collection of seven archaeological journals on barrows, Stone Age excavations, and other sites of historical interest.Containing:A Group of Barrows Near Shalbourne, Wilts, By David E. Johnston - Reprinted from the Wiltshire Archaeological...

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A Short History of the Church of England
A Short History of the Church of England

Price: £34.00

An uncommon first edition copy of J. F. Kendall's fascinating work of ecclesiastical history; copiously illustrated throughout. As a concise history, this work examines the developments of...

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c1753 The School of Man FRANCOIS GENARD Leather
c1753 The School of Man FRANCOIS GENARD Leather

Price: £89.99

Full calf leather binding with gilt detailing. The School of Man Translated from the French To which is prefixed a key to the satyrical characters interspersed in the work. Popular pseudo-courtesy book by Francois Genard. One...

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c1787 History of ENGLAND by George F. RAYMOND
c1787 History of ENGLAND by George F. RAYMOND

Price: £499.99

A Scarce account of the History of England Scarce Undated but late 18th century. Bound in leather with gilt lettering. Complete with index, instructions to the binder and list of subscribers at the rear, as per ESTC N49624 A...

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c1790 Fielding's PEERAGE of England Scotland & Ireland
c1790 Fielding's PEERAGE of England Scotland & Ireland

Price: £295.00

A scarce copy of Fielding's New Peerage. Bound in calf leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Scarce. Normally seen (and then only rarely), as the later John Murray reprint. This is the original Fielding imprint. With engraved title...

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c1790 The New and Complete History of England Illustrated Edward Barnard
c1790 The New and Complete History of England Illustrated Edward Barnard

Price: £650.00

An early and beautifully illustrated copy of this highly detailed history of England. "From the very earliest period of authentic information, and most genuine records of historical evidence, to the end of the present year. Containing a...

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c1800 2vol Relation du Voyage a la Recherche de la Perouse Billardiere French
c1800 2vol Relation du Voyage a la Recherche de la Perouse Billardiere French

Price: £1,400.00

Labillardiere's account of his time on the voyage in search of Jean de le Perouse's lost expedition. In two volumes. This work looks at the mysterious disappearance of the French naval officer...

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c1800 M Volney RUINS 6th Edition with FOLD OUT MAPS
c1800 M Volney RUINS 6th Edition with FOLD OUT MAPS

Price: £155.99

Sixth edition of a celebrated work that includes two fold out maps; one a map of Europe, Africa and Asia, the other entitled A View of the Astrological Heaven of the Ancients to Explain the Mysteries of Persian, Jewish and Christian...

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c1810 Calendar of the Journals of the House of Lords I-IV Henry VIII George IV
c1810 Calendar of the Journals of the House of Lords I-IV Henry VIII  George IV

Price: £180.00

A collection of political records spanning from the reign of Henry VIII to the reign of George III. Containing:Heads of the CalendarPart I: From the Beginning of Henry VIII to 30th August 1642Part II: From the Restoration in 1660 to...

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c1814 The Life of the Honourable Colonel Gardiner P Doddridge
c1814 The Life of the Honourable Colonel Gardiner P Doddridge

Price: £75.00

A biographical account of Colonel Gardiner.James Gardiner was a Scottish solider who fought in the British army including during the 1745 Jacobite rising.

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c1820 The Panorama of the World Manners and Customs of Foreign Inhabitants
c1820 The Panorama of the World Manners and Customs of Foreign Inhabitants

Price: £130.00

A truly charming work exploring the different cultures throughout the world. Illustrated with hand coloured illustrations throughout. Featuring seven of the eight original plates. As well as a vignette title page. Bound without the...

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c1827 2vols Palmyre ou L'education de L'experience by Madame de Renneville
c1827 2vols Palmyre ou L'education de L'experience by Madame de Renneville

Price: £150.00

A scarce set of Palmyra or the Education Experience by Lady Renneville. Complete in two volumes. In French. With numerous engraved illustrations.

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c1828 BLUNDELL's A Short History of a Famous School
c1828 BLUNDELL's A Short History of a Famous School

Price: £36.99

A scarce copy. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Peter Blundell (c. 1520 1601) was a prosperous clothier, trading between Tiverton and London. On his death, he left over 32,000 cash to fellow clothiers and their families,...

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c1830 John Thorold The Wreath Of Heraldry Or A Dissertation On Sybolic Devices
c1830 John Thorold The Wreath Of Heraldry Or A Dissertation On Sybolic Devices

Price: £130.00

A very scarce volume on heraldry.Dealing with its history in the UK, the work deals with the symbolism of the various devices, and contains in-text illustrations throughout.Contains the bookplate of one E.G. Selby Smyth

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