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1877 The Genealogist
1877 The Genealogist

Price: £890.00

A collection of continuous publications from 'The Genealogist', discussing heraldry and genealogy. In forty-six volumes, dating consecutively from the year 1877 to 1922. 'The Genealogist' was...

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1877 The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton
1877 The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton

Price: £2,700.00

A superb copy of the very scarce large paper copy of Gilbert White's 'The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne', illustrated throughout, and edited and illustrated by the zoologist Thomas Bell. Finely bound by...

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1877-21 25vols The Genealogist A Quarterly Magazine Kieth W Murray W D Selby
1877-21 25vols The Genealogist A Quarterly Magazine Kieth W Murray W D Selby

Price: £550.00

A selection of this popular historical and genealogical periodical.Containing volume I of the original series of 1877 edited by George W Marshal and then a further twenty-four volumes of the 'New Series.'The volumes present from the...

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1878 4Vol Victor Hugo History Crime Account Testimony Napoleon Takeover France
1878 4Vol Victor Hugo History Crime Account Testimony Napoleon Takeover France

Price: £125.00

A scarce four volume set of Vicor Hugo's essay The History of a Crime, the first two volumes of which are the second UK edition, whereas the third and fourth (added as a further, initially unplanned expansion) are UK first editions.The...

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1878 Histoire de la Litterature Francaise by Frederic Godefroy Tome I
1878 Histoire de la Litterature Francaise by Frederic Godefroy Tome I

Price: £24.00

A leather bound copy of this book on the History of French Literature.This volume covers the Poets.By Frederic Godefroy, a French author, notable for his works on the history of the French language, notably compiling a 10-volume Old...

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1878 History of the English Revolution of 1640 by F Guizot Translated by Hazlitt
1878 History of the English Revolution of 1640 by F Guizot Translated by Hazlitt

Price: £98.00

A historical work on the English Revolution of 1640 by F. Guizot.Translated by William Hazlitt.With a Frontispiece of Charles the First.

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1878 Lacroix XVIIIeme Siecle Institutions Usages Et Costumes France Illustrated
1878 Lacroix XVIIIeme Siecle Institutions Usages Et Costumes France Illustrated

Price: £110.00

An illustrated history of 18th Century society and customs in France by Paul Lacroix with twenty-one colour lithographs and three-hundred and fifty woodcuts.   Third edition. Illustrations after Watteau, Vanloo,...

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1878 Report of The Committee of Council on Education England and Wales
1878 Report of The Committee of Council on Education England and Wales

Price: £39.99

This report discusses many aspects of educational requirements, statistics of attendance and education acts. With an appendix to the rear. With tables displaying quantitative figures of varying matters throughout.

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1878 Saint Clement Pope and Martyr His Basilica in Rome Joseph Mullooly Illus
1878 Saint Clement Pope and Martyr His Basilica in Rome Joseph Mullooly Illus

Price: £55.00

The second edition of this illustrated biography of the life and work of Pope Clement I, written by Joseph Mullooly. The second edition of this work. A look at the life of Pope Clement I, who...

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1878 The Guards' Cemeteries St. Etienne Illustrated Folding Plates Very Scarce
1878 The Guards' Cemeteries St. Etienne Illustrated Folding Plates Very Scarce

Price: £140.00

An excellent copy of this very scarce work on the Guards' cemetery in St. Etienne, illustrated with a folding map and plates throughout. A very scarce work. This work looks at the guards cemetery...

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1878 The Rise of the Dutch Republic John Lothrop Motley History Uncommon
1878 The Rise of the Dutch Republic John Lothrop Motley History Uncommon

Price: £120.00

A handsomely bound copy of John Lothrop Motley work, rebound with the crest of Liverpool College to the front board. In a full calf binding, with the crest of Liverpool College to the front...

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1879 2vols Short Studies of Great Subjects James Anthony Froude Very Scarce
1879 2vols Short Studies of Great Subjects James Anthony Froude Very Scarce

Price: £130.00

A very scarce two volume set of works by James Anthony Froude, being a selection of short piece of a variety of subjects. Very scarce. New edition. With the binders stamp of Relfe Brothers...

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1879 Das Zeitalter Ludwigs Des Dierzehnten Martin Philippson Louis XIV Oncken
1879 Das Zeitalter Ludwigs Des Dierzehnten Martin Philippson Louis XIV Oncken

Price: £43.00

A first edition of this monograph on the age of Louis XIV.Part of the series of General History in Monographs series, edited by Wilhelm Oncken. This series ran to 45 volumes, although each volume is generally a single work complete...

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1879 Economy Of The Fleete An apologeticall Answeare Of Alexander Harris Scarce
1879 Economy Of The Fleete An apologeticall Answeare Of Alexander Harris Scarce

Price: £39.99

The conomy of the Fleete: Or an Aapologeticall Answeare of Alexander Harris (Late Warden there) unto XIX Articles Sett Forth Against him by the Prisoners. Edited, from the original Ms. in the possession of His Grace the Duke of...

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1879 Grammar School of Leigh and its Library Lecture John Bailey Scarce
1879 Grammar School of Leigh and its Library Lecture John Bailey Scarce

Price: £59.99

This is a scarce edition of this pamphlet containing a lecture by John Bailey.Reprinted from the Leigh Chronicle.Leigh is a town int he north of England, historically a part of Lancashire and famous for its links to the coal industry....

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1879 La Neuvaine de Cythere by Marmontel with Illustrations in French
1879 La Neuvaine de Cythere by Marmontel with Illustrations in French

Price: £150.00

A copy of La Neuvaine de Cythere by Jean-Francois Marmontel.One of 325 examples on 'verge raisin' paper.Illustrated with a portrait of the author and nine vignettes illustrated by Fesquet.With a Notice by M. Charles Monselet.

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1879 Royal Children Julia Luard Children's History Work Biography Britain Monarchy
1879 Royal Children Julia Luard Children's History Work Biography Britain Monarchy

Price: £22.00

An historical work on the British monarchy for children, by Julia Luard. Bound by Simson, Hertford, with binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. This is the second edition. Illustrated,...

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1879 Sporting Adventures in the Far West John Mortimer Murphy Culture
1879 Sporting Adventures in the Far West John Mortimer Murphy Culture

Price: £130.00

A work on the methods of hunting in the Far West of America.The Far West territories mentioned include Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. This work discusses the best game regions, the suitable attire,...

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1879 The Genealogists Guide to Printed Pedigrees UK George Marshall First Ed
1879 The Genealogists Guide to Printed Pedigrees UK George Marshall First Ed

Price: £69.99

A first edition of this detailed genealogical work of reference. "Being a General Search through Genealogical, Topographical, and Biographical Works Relating to the United Kingdom, Together with References to Family Histories,...

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1879 The History of Napoleon Bonaparte Horne Townshend Vernet Illustrated
1879 The History of Napoleon Bonaparte Horne Townshend Vernet Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A pleasing copy of this fascinating study of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte, by the renowned English poet and critic Richard Henry Horne. This work also contains a fascinating genealogical...

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1879 The Pythouse Papers Edited with an Introduction by William Ansell Day
1879 The Pythouse Papers Edited with an Introduction by William Ansell Day

Price: £160.00

A scarce edition of The Pythouse Papers.Transcribed from MSS. in the possession of V. F. Bennett-Stanford.Edited, and with an Introduction, by William Ansell Day, Author of The Russian Government in Poland.

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1879 William Haig Brown Charterhouse Past and Present Calf Illustrated First Ed
1879 William Haig Brown Charterhouse Past and Present Calf Illustrated First Ed

Price: £135.00

A very good first edition of Brown's Charterhouse Past and Present.Charterhouse, originally The Hospital of King James and Thomas Sutton in Charterhouse, or more simply House, is an English collegiate independent boarding school (also...

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1880 4vol The Miscellaneous Writings Speeches and Poems of Lord Macaulay
1880 4vol The Miscellaneous Writings Speeches and Poems of Lord Macaulay

Price: £58.00

A smartly-bound collection of the famous essays, speeches, and poems of Thomas Babington MacaulayThey have been acclaimed for their readability, but criticized for their inflexible attachment to the attitudes of the Whig school...

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1880 8vol Thomas Babington Macaulay The History of England Riviere Binding
1880 8vol Thomas Babington Macaulay The History of England Riviere Binding

Price: £600.00

A beautifully bound set of Macaulay's History of England.Complete in eight volumes.With a portrait frontispiece to volume I.A beautiful example of a Riviere binding.The final volume edited by his Macaulay's sister, with a memoir of...

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1880 A General Catalogue of Books, Offered To The Public At The Affixed Prices
1880 A General Catalogue of Books, Offered To The Public At The Affixed Prices

Price: £140.00

A very scarce work reference work written by Bernard Quaritch, being an catalogue of his works. A very large reference work being an extensive catalogue of books. Originally published in issues...

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1880 Alfred J. Church Stories From The Greek Tragedians History Illustrated
1880 Alfred J. Church Stories From The Greek Tragedians History Illustrated

Price: £60.00

A beautifully illustrated copy of Reverend Alfred J. Church's Stories From the Greek Tragedians.24 illustrations throughout, with designs by Flaxman and Others.Alfred John Church was an English classical scholar.

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1880 An Index of Hereditary English Scottish and Irish Titles of Honour
1880 An Index of Hereditary English Scottish and Irish Titles of Honour

Price: £80.00

An excellent copy of this work of British nobility being an extensive index of names, compiled by Edward Solly. A delightful example of this work exploring the English, Scottish and Irish gentry,...

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1880 E J. Reed Japan: Its History, Traditions, Religions, Narrative Of A Visit
1880 E J. Reed Japan: Its History, Traditions, Religions, Narrative Of A Visit

Price: £295.00

A two volume set of Reed's 'Japan', with an attractive embossed design to both books. Sir Edward James Reed (1830 1906), KCB, FRS, was a British naval architect, author, politician, and railroad magnate. He was the Chief Constructor...

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1880 Histoire de la Revolution Francaise Depuis 1789 Jusqu'en 1814 by M Mignet
1880 Histoire de la Revolution Francaise Depuis 1789 Jusqu'en 1814 by M Mignet

Price: £24.00

A scarce copy of the History of the French Revolution from 1789 until 1814 by M. Mignet.Member of L'Academie Francaise, Secretaire Perpetuel de L'Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques.Thirteenth Edition.

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1880 John Richard Green Essays of Joseph Addison Poetry Non Fiction Collection
1880 John Richard Green Essays of Joseph Addison Poetry Non Fiction Collection

Price: £55.00

A leather-bound copy of Essays of Joseph Addison.Containing a selection of Addison's essays, including 'Politics and the Fan', 'Tom Folio', 'The Hood' and 'Advice in Love'.Joseph Addison was an essayist, playwright, politician...

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1880 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
1880 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Price: £445.00

A beautifully illustrated edition of Edward Gibbon's monumental history of the Roman Empire; complete in two volumes and rebound in a handsome half crushed morocco binding. Edward Gibbon was...

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1880 The Scarlet Book of Free Masonry Moses Wolcott Redding ILLUSTRATED
1880 The Scarlet Book of Free Masonry Moses Wolcott Redding ILLUSTRATED

Price: £185.00

This is a charmingly illustrated copy of this history of Freemasonry.Sought after with colour plates.'A thrilling and authentic account of the imprisonment, torture and martyrdom of freemasons and knights templars for the past six...

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1880-1881 The Monograph a Serial Collection of Indexed Essays Published Monthly
1880-1881 The Monograph a Serial Collection of Indexed Essays Published Monthly

Price: £69.99

A fascinating collection of essays surrounding subjects of war, culture, and politics. Bound from the parts, with one of the original title pages, and index. Rather rare. With essays on "France; its Growth and Consolidation",...

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1880-82 3vol J Franck Bright A History of England Period I-III Maps Uncommon
1880-82 3vol J Franck Bright A History of England Period I-III Maps Uncommon

Price: £400.00

An attractive set of Bright's History of England.Volume I and III are third edition. Volume II is fourth edition.Collated: Complete, with 17 folding maps.In a Bickers and Son binding for Maida Vale High School.James Franck bright...

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1881 1vol only History of Samuel Titmarsh Great Hoggarty Diamond Thackeray
1881 1vol only History of Samuel Titmarsh Great Hoggarty Diamond Thackeray

Price: £25.00

A selection of three literary works by the notable nineteenth century author William Makepeace Thackeray, with a illustrated frontispiece. Part of larger set of the works of William Makepeace...

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1881 4vols A History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Victoria to 1880
1881 4vols A History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Victoria to 1880

Price: £160.00

Four volumes of Justin Mccarthy's most important historical work. Uniformly bound in gilt stamped half calf. Collated: complete.The four volumes were originally published over the course of a year, 1879...

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1881 FLORENCE Charles YRIARTE Illustrated
1881 FLORENCE Charles YRIARTE Illustrated

Price: £365.00

A fascinating French history of the city of Florence, focusing particularly on the house of Medici, the humanists, letters and arts. Featuring a frontispiece and numerous plates throughout, some photographic, many retaining their...

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1881 Henrietta Chester Russia Past And Present Publisher's Cloth First Edition
1881 Henrietta Chester Russia Past And Present Publisher's Cloth First Edition

Price: £100.00

A first edition of this work on Russian history and ethnography, in the original publishers' cloth binding.Adapted from the earlier German work by Lankenau and Oelnitz, Russia, Past and Present deals with both a great many facets of...

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1881 HISTOIRE Litterature Francais DEMOGEOT
1881 HISTOIRE Litterature Francais DEMOGEOT

Price: £34.99

An fascinating little history of French Literature from its origins until today. Eighteenth Edition Jacques Claude Demogeot (5 July 18081894) was a French man of letters. He wrote many detached papers on various literary subjects,...

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1881 The English Literature in the Reign of Victoria by Henry Morley First Ed
1881 The English Literature in the Reign of Victoria by Henry Morley First Ed

Price: £185.00

A beautiful edition of The English Literature in the Reign of Victoria by Henry Morley. With facsimiles of the signatures of authors in the Tauchnitz Edition photographed from their correspondence and agreements with Baron Tauchnitz. A...

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1881 The Publications of the Harleian Society
1881 The Publications of the Harleian Society

Price: £850.00

Twenty four fascinating volumes of parish registers published by the renowned Harleian Society; in the publisher's uniform cloth binding, with gilt crest of the Harleian Society to the front boards. ...

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1881 The Visitation of the County of Devon
1881 The Visitation of the County of Devon

Price: £245.00

A very scarce first edition copy of Frederic Thomas Colby work on the visitation of the county of Devon in 1564. Featuring numerous genealogical charts from various families in the county of...

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1882 4vol McCarthy History Of Our Own Times Accession Victoria To Election 1880
1882 4vol McCarthy History Of Our Own Times Accession Victoria To Election 1880

Price: £99.99

A complete, early set of A History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1800 written by M.P. Justin McCarthy. In four volumes complete. A new edition. Justin McCarthy (1830 - 1912) was...

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1882 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland
1882 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland

Price: £150.00

A sixth edition copy of Burke's 'Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry', containing a complete A-Z alphabet list of esteemed families. Complete in two volumes. Since its...

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1882 Bilder aus der deutschen Vergangenheit Freytag Aus dem Mittelalter
1882 Bilder aus der deutschen Vergangenheit Freytag Aus dem Mittelalter

Price: £19.99

A history of the German Middle Ages, written by historian and playwright Gustav Freytag. Part of the History of Germany series. Freytag was born in Kreuzburg  in Silesia. After attending the gymnasium at Oels, he studied philology...

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1882 Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates 1600-1678 John Paul Rylands
1882 Cheshire and Lancashire Funeral Certificates 1600-1678 John Paul Rylands

Price: £37.99

The sixth volume of funeral certificates and proceedings from the seventeenth century. Includes illustrated instructions for making hearses and the order of funerals for barons and knights. Some of the certificates...

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1882 Critical Inquiry into the Scottish Language Francisque-Michel LE
1882 Critical Inquiry into the Scottish Language Francisque-Michel LE

Price: £75.00

A limited edition copy of this interesting analysis of Scottish language, written by the French historian Francisque Xavier Michel. A limited edition, being one of five-hundred copies. 'With...

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1882 Ernest Renan Marc-Aurele Historie Du Christianisme Marcus Aurelius Mudie
1882 Ernest Renan Marc-Aurele Historie Du Christianisme Marcus Aurelius Mudie

Price: £85.00

The fourth edition of Renan's work on Marcus Aurelius.Though complete in itself this book belongs to a seven volume series on the History of the Origins of Christianity.In the original French. Marcus Aurelius, the seventh...

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1882 Higher Schools and Universities in Germany Matthew Arnold
1882 Higher Schools and Universities in Germany Matthew Arnold

Price: £29.99

An examination and history of the nineteenth-century school system in Germany. Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 15 April 1888) was a British poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools.

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1882 History of Skipton by W Harbutt Dawson with Illustrations and Index
1882 History of Skipton by W Harbutt Dawson with Illustrations and Index

Price: £50.00

A copy of History of Skipton by W. Harbutt Dawson. With Illustrations and Index.The small town of Skipton in North Yorkshire, England has been around as far back as 1085, is listed in the Domesday Book, and has roles...

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1882 Lives of Nottinghamshire Worthies Cornelius Brown 1st Ed Uncommon Illustrated
1882 Lives of Nottinghamshire Worthies Cornelius Brown 1st Ed Uncommon Illustrated

Price: £110.00

An uncommon first edition copy of this fascinating collection of biographical sketches of eminent inhabitants of Nottinghamshire, England, by Cornelius Brown. Cornelius Brown was a renowned...

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1882 Marc-Aurele Ernest Renan Marcus Aurelius French
1882 Marc-Aurele Ernest Renan Marcus Aurelius French

Price: £38.00

An interesting French work on the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and the early days of Christianity, written by Ernest Renan. In the original French. This work is a biography of the Roman Emperor...

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1882 Memorials of St John at Hackney Part III Very Scarce First Edition Leather
1882 Memorials of St John at Hackney Part III Very Scarce First Edition Leather

Price: £115.00

A very scarce first edition copy of this fascinating volume on the memorials in the Church of St John-at-Hackney, compiled by Richard Simpson. This copy has been rebound in a half crushed morocco...

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1882 Paul Lacroix XVIIme Siecle Lettres Sciences et Arts Illustrated Fine Bind
1882 Paul Lacroix XVIIme Siecle Lettres Sciences et Arts Illustrated Fine Bind

Price: £120.00

An attractive edition of French history from the seventeenth century by Paul Lacroix. With 17 chromolithographs and 300 engraved illustrations, including 16 plates.A prolific writer and journalist, Paul Lacroix is known best for his...

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1882 Researches into the History of Tain William Taylor Signed Binding
1882 Researches into the History of Tain William Taylor Signed Binding

Price: £270.00

A history of the town of Ross in the Highlands. Bookplate of Andrew Carnegie to front pastedowns, with a second bookplate of Glasgow University Library to the front free-endpaper.Illustrated throughout with numerous plates.

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1882-84 2vol Histoire de la Revolution Francaise Thiers Dargent Illus French
1882-84 2vol Histoire de la Revolution Francaise Thiers Dargent Illus French

Price: £75.00

Adolphe Thiers' interesting history of the French Revolution, illustrated throughout by the French painter Yan Dargent. Complete in two volumes. In the original French. This work on the French...

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1883 2vols Don John of Austria or Passages from the History of the C16th
1883 2vols Don John of Austria or Passages from the History of the C16th

Price: £220.00

The complete two volumes of William Stirling-Maxwell's posthumous work.The first edition, published posthumously.This work reflects Stirling's fascination with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's illegitimate son.William Stirling-Maxwell,...

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1883 Bernard Burke Genealogical History Peerages Dormant Abeyant Forfeited
1883 Bernard Burke Genealogical History Peerages Dormant Abeyant Forfeited

Price: £180.00

A study into peerages of the British Empire.Written by renowned geneologist and Officer of Arms Bernard Burke, the volume details the genealgy and heraldry of the Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Landed Gentry of the United Kingdom.Contains...

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1883 Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World Creasy Leather Worcester Grammar School
1883 Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World Creasy Leather Worcester Grammar School

Price: £80.00

An attractive copy of this fascinating historical work on historical battles by Edward Shepherd Creasy, in a lovely full school calf binding with attractive marbled endpapers and textblock. ...

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1883 Historic Notices of Flint by Henry Taylor Illustrated First Edition
1883 Historic Notices of Flint by Henry Taylor Illustrated First Edition

Price: £99.99

A historical look at the Borough and County-Town of Flint. By Henry Taylor, Town Clerk, Clerk to the Borough Magistrates, and Deputy Constable of Flint Castle. With illustrations by Miss Louise Rayner, Mr Randolph Caldecott, and...

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1883 Lectures on the History of the Eastern Church Arthur Stanley
1883 Lectures on the History of the Eastern Church Arthur Stanley

Price: £70.00

- This book is split into twelve lectures, 'The Province of Ecclesiastical History', 'The Study of Ecclesiastical History', 'The Advantages of Ecclesiastical History', 'The Eastern Church',...

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1883 Liste De Toutes Personnes Etats Officiels Des Nobles Du Royaume 1881 Scarce
1883 Liste De Toutes Personnes Etats Officiels Des Nobles Du Royaume 1881 Scarce

Price: £140.00

A scarce copy of Liste Gnrale et Alphabetique de Toutes les Personnes qui sont Portes sur les tats Officiels des Nobles du Royaume Jusqu'au 31 Dcembre 1881.In French.Containing:I: Liste des lettres patentes accordes par S. M. Lopold...

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1883 Lord Macaulay Critical and Historical Essays Baker and Son Binding
1883 Lord Macaulay Critical and Historical Essays Baker and Son Binding

Price: £40.00

A collection of Critical and Historical Essays by Lord Macaulay In a beautiful Baker & Son Binding.Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay was British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and...

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1883 Seventeenth-Century Studies by Edmund W. Gosse First Edition
1883 Seventeenth-Century Studies by Edmund W. Gosse First Edition

Price: £34.99

A first edition of this contribution to the history of English poetry by Edmund W. Gosse. With a Preface by the author. Sir Edmund William Gosse CB (21 September 1849 16 May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic; the...

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1883 The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte John Gibson Lockhart Illustrated
1883 The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte John Gibson Lockhart Illustrated

Price: £160.00

A nicely bound copy of John Gibson Lockhart's insightful biography about Napoleon Buonaparte, illustrated throughout. This work is a detailed biography about the French military leader and Emperor....

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1883 The Rise of the Dutch Republic John Lothrop Motley Dutch History
1883 The Rise of the Dutch Republic John Lothrop Motley Dutch History

Price: £40.00

A history of the development of the Dutch Republic between 1581 and 1795, preceeding the country's modern state as the Kingdom of the Netherlands.John Lothrop Motley (181477) was an American historian and diplomat.Complete in one volume.Bookplate...

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1883 Velazquez and Murillo Charles B. Curtis Illustrated First Edition
1883 Velazquez and Murillo Charles B. Curtis Illustrated First Edition

Price: £220.00

A really good copy and first edition of this interesting work on two leading historical Spanish painters, written by Charles Curtis, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. ...

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1883-4 Three Short Sketches Edwin Beresford Chancellor Author's Copy Annotations
1883-4 Three Short Sketches Edwin Beresford Chancellor Author's Copy Annotations

Price: £180.00

The author's copy fo this work on Henry VIII and Charles I.Collecting three works: A Sketch of the Progress of Art in england under Henry VIII, A Short Account of the Patronage Bestowed on the Fine Arts by Charles I. King of England,...

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1884 12vol A History of Greece George Grote Folding Maps Leather
1884 12vol A History of Greece George Grote Folding Maps Leather

Price: £1,200.00

A complete set of 'A History of Greece' by George Grote, in a beautiful uniform leather binding. Rare to find this work complete, in 12 volumes. A fascinating piece of European history for...

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1884 3Vols John Croker Memoirs Of The Reign Of George II Library Cloth Binding
1884 3Vols John Croker Memoirs Of The Reign Of George II Library Cloth Binding

Price: £130.00

Lord Hervey's infamously frank memoir of George II, in three volumes.Hervey was a courtier and political writer; he was bisexual and is said to have had affairs with many notable figures, including Anne Vane, Lady Montagu, Princess...

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1884 A Short History Of The English People John Richard Green Maps Kingdoms
1884 A Short History Of The English People John Richard Green Maps Kingdoms

Price: £35.00

 Includes chapters on The Hundred Years War, The Reformation and Modern England.John Richard Green (1837 - 1883) was an English historian.

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1884 A True Register of all the Christenings, Marriages, and Burialles
1884 A True Register of all the Christenings, Marriages, and Burialles

Price: £90.00

A uniformly bound set of works on heraldry at the St James Church, Clerkenwell, and Charthouse Chapel. A collection of referential genealogical works published by the Harleian Society. Containing;...

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1884 English Surnames Their Sources and Significations Charles Wareing Bardsley
1884 English Surnames Their Sources and Significations Charles Wareing Bardsley

Price: £19.99

An etymological dictionary of English surnames.Third edition, revised, with a new preface.

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1884 G.T.T. Gone To Texas Letter From Ours Boys Thomas Hughes Scarce
1884 G.T.T. Gone To Texas Letter From Ours Boys Thomas Hughes Scarce

Price: £245.00

A scarce work of American history complied and edited by Thomas Hughes. Scarce. Edited by Thomas Hughes, this work features a series of letters from the pioneers of North America. Split...

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1884 Harbour Accomodation Report Maps Fold Outs Scarce
1884 Harbour Accomodation Report Maps Fold Outs Scarce

Price: £475.00

This is a scarce edition of this report by the Harbour Accommodation.Includes part-coloured folding maps and diagrams.Including a scarce folding chart showing the wrecks and casualties on the Coast of Ireland during the five years...

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1884 Intro to the Study of History W. B. Boyce Author's Presentation Copy
1884 Intro to the Study of History W. B. Boyce Author's Presentation Copy

Price: £145.00

A smart bound author's presentation copy of this interesting study of history, written by W. B. Boyce. Author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to the half title page 'James Sutherland...

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1884 Practical Treatise Bricks Tiles C.T. Davis First
1884 Practical Treatise Bricks Tiles C.T. Davis First

Price: £275.00

A smart, uncommon first edition of this comprehensive guide to the historical and practical manufacture of industrial clay products. Bound in modern green crushed morocco, with gilt lettering, stamped decoration, and raised...

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1884 Self-Help Conduct Perseverance Samuel Smiles
1884 Self-Help Conduct Perseverance Samuel Smiles

Price: £60.00

A smart copy of the original Victorian self-help book by Samuel Smiles. 'Self-Help' is the original self-help book, first published in 1859, and inspired the creation of the genre. It was a...

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1884 Sir Walter Ralegh and His Colony in America Tarbox Illustrated Limited Ed
1884 Sir Walter Ralegh and His Colony in America Tarbox Illustrated Limited Ed

Price: £150.00

A limited edition work on Walter Ralegh's expeditions to America in the sixteen century, illustrated with two portraits. A limited edition with only two-hundred and fifty copies printed. This...

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1884 The Ouse Improvement Act History Yorkshire Folding Plate Very Scarce
1884 The Ouse Improvement Act History Yorkshire Folding Plate Very Scarce

Price: £55.00

A scarce improvement act from the late nineteenth century, discussing several rivers that flow through the county of Yorkshire. An interesting act dating from the late 19th century. This...

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1884 The Scourge of Christendom Playfair First Edition Signed by Author Illustrated
1884 The Scourge of Christendom Playfair First Edition Signed by Author Illustrated

Price: £160.00

A first edition association copy signed by the author, complete with 7 plates that include single and folded page illustrations and folded maps. Collated, complete with 7 plates; including a...

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1885 2Vol Russia Under the Tzars Sergey Stepniak William Westall Scarce
1885 2Vol Russia Under the Tzars Sergey Stepniak William Westall Scarce

Price: £45.00

A two volume set of the revolutionist Sergey Stepnyak-Kravchinsky's history of Russia under the Tzars. Complete in two volumes. This is an interesting history of Russia, looking at the schooling,...

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1885 Coins and Medals: Their Place in History and Art
1885 Coins and Medals: Their Place in History and Art

Price: £28.00

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating collection of essays on numismatics, written by the authors of the British Museum Official Catalogues. Containing chapters on the following subjects:...

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1885 Forty-Fifth Report of the Deputy Kepper of the Public Records Genealogy
1885 Forty-Fifth Report of the Deputy Kepper of the Public Records Genealogy

Price: £80.00

A collection of the public records from 1884-5.Including foreign documents, acts, chronicles and calendars, and more.Bookplate of Stanley Leighton to front pastedown.

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1885 History of Ireland for Schools William Francis Collier
1885 History of Ireland for Schools William Francis Collier

Price: £25.99

A detailed exploration into the history of Ireland, for the use of young people in schools. Second edition. Featuring a folding coloured map bound into the rear.

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1885 Life of Napoleon Buonaparte John Gibson Lockhart Arthur Laver Frontispiece
1885 Life of Napoleon Buonaparte John Gibson Lockhart Arthur Laver Frontispiece

Price: £140.00

A prize binding copy of John Gibson Lockhart's biography of Napoleon Buonaparte, formerly owned by the World War I soldier Arthur Laver. An interesting biography about Napoleon Buonaparte. ...

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1885 Skelly Guide To Lindisfarne Bamburgh Farne Island Dunstanburgh Scarce First
1885 Skelly Guide To Lindisfarne Bamburgh Farne Island Dunstanburgh Scarce First

Price: £64.99

A scarce copy of A Guide to Lindisfarne, Bamburgh, Farne Islands, Dunstanburgh Castle &c. by George Skelly, with illustrations by T. Collinson. With remnants of paper wraps to backstrip. Dedicated to the Trustees of Lord...

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1885 Stories of the East from Herodotus Alfred Church Illus Colour Plates
1885 Stories of the East from Herodotus Alfred Church Illus Colour Plates

Price: £80.00

A collection of Herodotus' stories, compiled here by the classical scholar Alfred Church, illustrated throughout with coloured plates. 'Stories of the East from Herodotus' is a collection of...

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1885 The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families Together With Their Ancestry
1885 The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families Together With Their Ancestry

Price: £120.00

Two volumes of Joseph Foster's referential work examining the bloodline of the royal family. In two volumes, being Volumes I and II of three volumes. An interesting discussion and examination...

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1885 The ROYAL MAIL Its Curiosities And Romance James Wilson Hyde
1885 The ROYAL MAIL Its Curiosities And Romance James Wilson Hyde

Price: £59.99

An interesting history of the Royal Mail, its growth from the 'old roads' of the past into Victorian modernity. Second Edition. With a frontispiece and several further plates, as well as illustrations in the text. Bookseller's...

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1885 The Visitations of the County of Somerset, in the Years 1531 and 1573
1885 The Visitations of the County of Somerset, in the Years 1531 and 1573

Price: £120.00

A very scarce first edition copy of Frederic William Weaver's work on the visitation of the county of Somerset in 1531 and 1573. Featuring numerous genealogical charts from various families...

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1885 W. Robertson Smith Kinship and Marriage in Early Arabia First Edition
1885 W. Robertson Smith Kinship and Marriage in Early Arabia First Edition

Price: £595.00

A first edition of Smith's Kinship and Marriage in Early Arabia.An important work, tracing, from an earlier totemist matriarchy that practiced exogamy, the further development of a "system of male kinship, with corresponding laws of...

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1885-1891 A List of Eton College for 1885-1891 History Registers
1885-1891 A List of Eton College for 1885-1891 History Registers

Price: £99.99

A collection of registers of Eton students between 1885 and 1891. Nineteen volumes bound in one. Containing the Michaelmas School-Time, Lenten School-Time and Midsummer School-Time registers for each academic year.

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1886 2vol Gentleman's Magazine Library Archaeology George Gomme 1st
1886 2vol Gentleman's Magazine Library Archaeology George Gomme 1st

Price: £34.00

The first edition of this collection of pieces of archaeology that had originally been published in 'The Gentleman's Magazine' edited here by George L. Gomme. The first edition of this work....

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1886 Illustrated Encyclopedia Gold Silver Coins Of The World Scarce First Edition Illustrated
1886 Illustrated Encyclopedia Gold Silver Coins Of The World Scarce First Edition Illustrated

Price: £145.00

A scarce first edition copy of this copiously illustrated encyclopedia on gold and silver coins of the world, by the renowned numismatist Andrew Madsen Smith. This copy has been rebound in...

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1886 Jarbuch Der Heraldischen Gesellischaft Illustrated Scarce Copy In Wraps
1886 Jarbuch Der Heraldischen Gesellischaft Illustrated Scarce Copy In Wraps

Price: £49.99

A scarce early copy of Jahrbuch der K .K. Heraldischen Gesellschaft Adler in wien XVI. Jahrgang de Zeitschrift, XIII. des Jahrbuches.Under the direction of the Vice-President, Dr. Gd. Gaston Pottickh Gragen von Pettenegg.In paper...

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1886 Recent Locomotives Enlarged Edition with Plates
1886 Recent Locomotives Enlarged Edition with Plates

Price: £550.00

A copy of Recent Locomotives. With four hundred and sixty four of the original five hundred and twenty five plates. These have been bound in non-numerical order. This edition contains illustrations with descriptions and specifications...

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1886 Rouen aux Principales Epoques de son Histoire Bouquet Une Edition de Luxe
1886 Rouen aux Principales Epoques de son Histoire Bouquet Une Edition de Luxe

Price: £125.00

A highly detailed exploration into the history of Rouen, located in northern France on the River Seine. Written in French First luxury edition, second edition of the original text, revised and enlarged. Featuring thirty-two...

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1886 The Providence Plantations Greene Uncommon First Edition Illustrated
1886 The Providence Plantations Greene Uncommon First Edition Illustrated

Price: £125.00

A pleasing copy of this uncommon first edition copy of this fascinating history of the first permanent European American settlement in Rhode Island, Providence Plantation, by Welcome Arnold Greene. ...

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1886-1943 10vol Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Illus
1886-1943 10vol Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Illus

Price: £175.00

A uniformly bound ten volume set of the transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, with interesting articles on various historical and archaeological subjects, and illustrations throughout. ...

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1887 2Vol Personal Remembrances of Sir Frederick Pollock Queen's Remembrancer
1887 2Vol Personal Remembrances of Sir Frederick Pollock Queen's Remembrancer

Price: £65.00

A scarce two-volume set of the memoirs of Frederick Pollock, 2nd Baronet. Pollock's memoirs paint a detailed picture of both the machinations of the contemporary judicial system and the social life of the English gentry.Sir...

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1887 2volin1 Egypt Descriptive Historical and Picturesque G Ebers Illustrated
1887 2volin1 Egypt Descriptive Historical and Picturesque G Ebers Illustrated

Price: £145.00

G. Ebers' fascinating work of Egyptology, complete in two volumes bound in one, and illustrated profusely throughout. An important contribution to the field of Egyptology, this work offers...

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1887 2vols G Ebers Egypt Illustrated Historical Clara Bell
1887 2vols G Ebers Egypt Illustrated Historical Clara Bell

Price: £165.00

A two volume set of Georg Ebers' Egyptological work, translated to Clara Bell. With numerous illustrations by various artists throughout. Complete in two volumes. Profusely illustrated throughout...

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1887 A Charitable Remonstrance Wives and Maidens of France William Rooke LE 1st
1887 A Charitable Remonstrance Wives and Maidens of France William Rooke LE 1st

Price: £49.00

The first thus of this interesting limited edition translation of a Franciscan Friar's appeal to the women of France about their dress, translated into English by William Rooke. The first edition...

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1887 Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills. Etc.
1887 Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills. Etc.

Price: £175.00

A fascinating genealogical record, containing a collection of abstracts of Wills relating to Somersetshire families. Complete in six volumes. The wills in this work were copied from the manuscript...

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1887 Andrew Lang Books And Bookmen With Colour Plates And Facsimiles
1887 Andrew Lang Books And Bookmen With Colour Plates And Facsimiles

Price: £90.00

A early edition of this work by Andrew Lang.Andrew Lang was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist and literary critic, taking here a fascinating look at bibliophiles and practises across the globe, with colour...

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1887 Factory Industry and Socialism
1887 Factory Industry and Socialism

Price: £125.00

A very scarce copy of William Smart's lecture on factory industry and socialism, given at the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow in 1887. A very scare work. A fascinating speech about...

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1887 Oceana James Anthony Froude England and her Colonies
1887 Oceana James Anthony Froude England and her Colonies

Price: £55.00

The copyright edition of this work by James Anthony Froude.James Anthony Froude was an English historian, novelist, biographer and editor of Fraser's Magazine.

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1887-1891 3Vol The Constitutional History of England William Stubbs
1887-1891 3Vol The Constitutional History of England William Stubbs

Price: £260.00

An attractive three volume set of this work by William Stubbs.In a Birdsall and Son binding.Three volumes taken from different editions. Volume I is fifth edition, Volume II is third edition, Volume III is fourth edition.William Stubbs...

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1888 2vols The Aldine History of New South Wales Scarce Frederic Morrison
1888 2vols The Aldine History of New South Wales Scarce Frederic Morrison

Price: £300.00

A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to New South Wales, in honour of the centennial history. The first edition of this uncommon work. Illustrated, with forty-three plates and...

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1888 3vol in 1 FRENCH Revolution HISTORY Carlyle
1888 3vol in 1 FRENCH Revolution HISTORY Carlyle

Price: £359.99

Bound in three quarter leather , with gilt lettering to the spine and marble, paper covered boards.  This book, contains a three volume set bound together by Mudie.  The French Revolution: A History was written by the...

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1888 A Guide to the Coins of Great Britain and Ireland, in Gold, Silver and Copper
1888 A Guide to the Coins of Great Britain and Ireland, in Gold, Silver and Copper

Price: £110.00

A second edition copy of William Stewart Thorburn's fascinating authoritative guide to gold, silver, and copper Irish and British coins. Containing a description of every denomination and issue...

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1888 Cetywayo and his White Neighbours H Rider Haggard Second Edition Africa
1888 Cetywayo and his White Neighbours H Rider Haggard Second Edition Africa

Price: £180.00

Henry Rider Haggard's first book, which is a denunciation of Colonial Britain's policies in South Africa. Second edition, with a new introduction.

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1888 Eustace Neville-Rolfe Pompeii Popular Practical History Italy Ruins
1888 Eustace Neville-Rolfe Pompeii Popular Practical History Italy Ruins

Price: £75.00

A very scarce edition of Pompeii: Popular and Practical by Eustace Neville Rolfe.In keeping with its subtitle "An Easy Book on a Difficult Subject" , the book is informative yet accessible, approaching the subject from a variety of...

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1888 Isaac Taylor Words and Places or Etymological Illustrations Maps Bickers
1888 Isaac Taylor Words and Places or Etymological Illustrations Maps Bickers

Price: £90.00

An illustrated handsomely bound copy of this work by Isaac Taylor.With two folding maps and three sketch maps in the text. Isaac Taylor was an English philosophical and historical writer.

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1888 Manual For Genealogist Topographer Antiquary Legal Professor Richard Sims
1888 Manual For Genealogist Topographer Antiquary Legal Professor Richard Sims

Price: £39.99

A Manual for the Genealogist, Topographer, Antiquary and Legal Professor: Description of Public Records, Parochial and other Registers, Wills, County & Family Histories, Heraldric Collections in Public Libraries etc. etc. by...

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1888 Manual for the Genealogist Topographer Anriquary Legal Professor Richard Sims
1888 Manual for the Genealogist Topographer Anriquary Legal Professor Richard Sims

Price: £40.00

A fascinating reference work on genealogy and heraldry by Richard Sims, complete with descriptions of public records, parochial and registers, wills, county and family histories, heraldic collections in public libraries...

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1888 Oceana England and her Colonies James Froude Relfe Brothers Illus
1888 Oceana England and her Colonies James Froude Relfe Brothers Illus

Price: £80.00

James Froude's account of his travels around the British Empire, going to Australia, New Zealand, and America. James Froude travelled the British Empire extensively after his biography 'Life...

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1888 Richard Sims Manual For Genealogist Topographer Antiquary Legal Professor
1888 Richard Sims Manual For Genealogist Topographer Antiquary Legal Professor

Price: £29.99

A Manual for the Genealogist, Topographer, Antiquary and Legal Professor: Description of Public Records, Parochial and other Registers, Wills, County & Family Histories, Heraldric Collections in Public Libraries etc. etc. by...

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1888 The House of Cockburn of That Ilk Cockburn-Hood Colour Plates Very Scarce
1888 The House of Cockburn of That Ilk Cockburn-Hood Colour Plates Very Scarce

Price: £120.00

The first edition of this very scarce work on the Cockburn pedigree, written by an ancestor, Thomas Cockburn-Hood, illustrated with coloured plates throughout. A very scarce work. The first...

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1888-1889 2vol in 1 The History of Portugal Edward McMurdo Very Scarce
1888-1889 2vol in 1 The History of Portugal Edward McMurdo Very Scarce

Price: £400.00

A very scarce work regarding the history of Portugal, bound in attractive tree calf. Very scarce. The first and only edition published between 1888 and 1889. Complete in two volumes, bound...

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1888-90 4vols The ARCHAEOLOGICAL Review Archaeology
1888-90 4vols The ARCHAEOLOGICAL Review Archaeology

Price: £599.99

Four volumes bound in brown cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spines, one fold out map and a few intext illustrations. This forms a complete set of The Archaeological Review before it was incorporated into Folklore,...

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1889 2vol The History of England Popular Edition Lord Macaulay James II Onwards
1889 2vol The History of England Popular Edition Lord Macaulay James II Onwards

Price: £70.00

Lord Macaulay's famous historical work.The popular edition, complete in two volumes.This work is famed for its well written prose and its confident emphasis on a progressive model of British history. It is quite the Whig interpretation...

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1889 2vol The History of England Thomas Babington Macaulay James II Popular Ed
1889 2vol The History of England Thomas Babington Macaulay James II Popular Ed

Price: £130.00

A smartly bound copy of Macaulay's influential and popular History of England. Macaulay's approach to writing the History was innovative for his period. He consciously fused the picturesque, dramatic style of classical historians...

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1889 3vol Madame de Stael Her Influence Lady Blennerhassett Frontispiece
1889 3vol Madame de Stael Her Influence Lady Blennerhassett Frontispiece

Price: £210.00

A three volume set of this fascinating biography on the life of Madame de Stael. Complete in three volumes. Madame de Stael was alive during a tumultuous time in history, as she saw the French...

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1889 A History of Eton College 1440-1884 by H C Maxwell Lyte
1889 A History of Eton College 1440-1884 by H C Maxwell Lyte

Price: £45.00

An edition of The History of Eton College 1440-1884.With illustrations by P. H. Delamotte and others.A new edition, revised and enlarged.

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1889 Ancient Rome in the Light of Recent Discoveries Rodelfo Lanciani Plates
1889 Ancient Rome in the Light of Recent Discoveries Rodelfo Lanciani Plates

Price: £29.99

A history of Ancient Rome, with note of archaeological discoveries up until the late nineteenth century. Illustrated with numerous plates and engravings in the text. Third edition. Including chapters such as The Foundation and Prehistoric...

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1889 Coins Tokens the Possessions and Colonies British Empire Atkins Illus 1st
1889 Coins Tokens the Possessions and Colonies British Empire Atkins Illus 1st

Price: £85.00

The first edition of this interesting work to coins of the British Empire, illustrated profusely throughout, written by James Atkin. The first edition of this work. This work is a guide to...

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1889 Cradles of The American Aborigines Otis T Mason Dr J H Porter
1889 Cradles of The American Aborigines Otis T Mason Dr J H Porter

Price: £95.00

An uncommon work of nineteenth century American history by Otis T. Mason, with additional material by Dr. J. H. Porter. An article taken from the Report of the National Museum, 1996-87 featuring...

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1889 H C Maxwell Lyte A History of Eton College 1440-1184 Illus Delamotte Map
1889 H C Maxwell Lyte A History of Eton College 1440-1184 Illus Delamotte Map

Price: £250.00

700 online no reason seller is 'lucky's textbooks' so wild guessA beautifully illustrated work ont he history of Eton College.Complete with 23 plates including a folding map, two colour plates and a frontispiece.With an ink inscription...

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1889 Heroes of The Dark Continent J W Buel Illustrated Exploration
1889 Heroes of The Dark Continent J W Buel Illustrated Exploration

Price: £45.00

An interesting work that explore the colonial attitudes of the late nineteenth century, and the Western exploration of the continent of Africa. The works intention is clearly summarised by...

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1889 Histoire de la Societe Francaise Pendant la Revolution Illustrated
1889 Histoire de la Societe Francaise Pendant la Revolution Illustrated

Price: £400.00

A copy of Histoire de la Societe Francaise Pendant la Revolution by Edmond et Jules de Goncourt.One of 25 examples on Japanese paper.An excellent copy internally. Well worth the time and trouble to reback and would then be a lovely...

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1889 Lettres sur L'Histoire de France Augustin Thierry French History
1889 Lettres sur L'Histoire de France Augustin Thierry French History

Price: £64.99

An uncommon edition of this collection of letters on French history. In French. Augustin Thierry (or Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry; 10 May 1795 22 May 1856) was a French historian. Thierry's main ideas on the Germanic invasions,...

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1889 Penological and Preventive Principles, With Special Reference to Europe
1889 Penological and Preventive Principles, With Special Reference to Europe

Price: £30.00

The first edition of William Tallack's interesting work on prisons and crime in the nineteenth century. With the bookplate of the politician John Leng. The first edition of this work. This...

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1889 The Church Heraldry of Norfolk
1889 The Church Heraldry of Norfolk

Price: £35.00

A very scarce rebound copy of Edmund Farrer's extract looking at four parishes in Norfolk. A very scarce work. An interesting look at church heraldry in Norfolk. This work is Volume II part...

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1889-93 4vols Histoire de Peuple d'Israel E Renan History of Israel
1889-93 4vols Histoire de Peuple d'Israel E Renan History of Israel

Price: £80.00

Four volumes of the French philologist Ernest Renan's History of Israel. Four of the original five volumes. The final two volumes of Renan's History were published posthumously. In original French. Renan was...

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1890 2vol Oeuvres Choisies de Voltaire Histoire de Charles XII Bengesco Bengescu
1890 2vol Oeuvres Choisies de Voltaire Histoire de Charles XII Bengesco Bengescu

Price: £95.00

Two volumes from Bengesco's notable 'Oeuvres Choisies de Voltaire', containing Voltaire's fascinating historical work on Charles XII with additional notes by Bengesco. Volume II also contains...

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1890 George Laurence Gomme The Village Community First Edition Social History
1890 George Laurence Gomme The Village Community First Edition Social History

Price: £55.00

Detailing the evolution and historical purpose of the village community across Britain. With black and white illustrations and fold-out maps.

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1890 Geschichte der Deutschen Reformation Friedrich von Bezold Illustrated First
1890 Geschichte der Deutschen Reformation Friedrich von Bezold Illustrated First

Price: £120.00

A first edition of this monograph on the German Reformation.Part of the series of General History in Monographs series, edited by Wilhelm Oncken. This series ran to 45 volumes, although each volume is generally a single work complete...

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1890 HISTORY Country of the Passion-Play SEGUIN Bavaria
1890 HISTORY Country of the Passion-Play SEGUIN Bavaria

Price: £74.99

An illustrated, late nineteenth century edition of Seguin's history of Bavaria and the Passion-Play. Rebacked in cloth with the original gilt lettering on cloth laid down as spine labels. Third Edition, with a new preface. With twenty-six...

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1890 PALESTINE EXPLORATION FUND History ARCHAEOLOGY
1890 PALESTINE EXPLORATION FUND History ARCHAEOLOGY

Price: £19.99

Bound in original printed paper wraps and complete with large folding meteorological table deduced from observations taken at Sarona. This is the fund's quarterly statement from April 1890 which contains; Ruins...

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1890 Pre-Historic Times Ancient Remains Manners and Customs of Modern Savages J Lubbock Illustrated
1890 Pre-Historic Times Ancient Remains Manners and Customs of Modern Savages J Lubbock Illustrated

Price: £95.00

A beautiful edition of Sir John Lubbock's influential archaeological text book, complete with plates and illustrations, in a prize binding In a Morocco prize binding with gilded embellishment...

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1890 Report the Centennial International Exhibition Melbourne R Burdett Smith
1890 Report the Centennial International Exhibition Melbourne R Burdett Smith

Price: £260.00

A scarce work on the Centennial International Exhibition by the executive commissioner, Robert Burdett Smith. Illustrated, with illustrations of the exhibition. This report is by Robert Burdett...

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1890 Select Charters and Other Illustrations William Stubbs Seventh Edition
1890 Select Charters and Other Illustrations William Stubbs Seventh Edition

Price: £18.00

A collection of extracts from English constitutional history, by William Stubbs. Seventh edition. 'From the earliest times to the reign of Edward the IV'.

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1890 The Smithsonian Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution Operations
1890 The Smithsonian Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution Operations

Price: £49.00

A late nineteenth century edition of the Smithsonian Report, an important documentation of the proceedings of this esteemed institution. Profusely illustrated with images of important artefacts held at the U.S National...

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1891 2vol La Fin du Paganisme Gaston Boissier John Uncommon First Edition Swinnerton Phillimore
1891 2vol La Fin du Paganisme Gaston Boissier John Uncommon First Edition Swinnerton Phillimore

Price: £95.00

An uncommon first edition copy of Boissier's fascinating study of Paganism in the fourth century, complete in two volumes. Marie Louis Antoine Gaston Boissier was a renowned French classical...

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1891 Autour des Borgia Charles Yriarte Colour Plates Limited Edition
1891 Autour des Borgia Charles Yriarte Colour Plates Limited Edition

Price: £155.00

A lavishly-illustrated work on the highly influential Italian Borgia family.In French. Limited to five hundred and fifty copies, of which this is numbered 463 and printed on Simili Japon. Illustrated throughout with eighteen plates,...

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1891 Character Writings of the Seventeenth Century First Edition Henry Morley
1891 Character Writings of the Seventeenth Century First Edition Henry Morley

Price: £26.00

A collection of essays and musings by seventeenth century writers.Short essays by several well known essayists upon varying aspects and characters of their society. Authors featured include Milton, Butler, Thomas Overbury, Ben Jonson...

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1891 Edwin Hodder George Fife Angas Father of South Australia First Edition
1891 Edwin Hodder George Fife Angas Father of South Australia  First Edition

Price: £120.00

A first edition of the biography of one of the significant figures in the foundation of colonial Australia. Angas established the South Australian Company, and later in his life he emigrated to Australia and served on the first...

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1891 Figaro Illustre
1891 Figaro Illustre

Price: £950.00

A beautifully bound collection of periodicals from the nineteenth century, mostly comprising of the colour-illustrated French magazine 'Le Figaro'. Le Figaro was founded in 1826 as a weekly...

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1891 Les Dernieres Annees de LOUIS XV by Saint-Amand
1891 Les Dernieres Annees de LOUIS XV by Saint-Amand

Price: £59.99

A finely bound French work on the last days of Louis XV, by Imbert de Saint-Amand. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Arthur Leon Imbert de Saint-Amand, 1834-1900, was a French baron and author, mainly...

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1891 Pedigrees Contained in the Visitations of Derbyshire 1569 and 1611
1891 Pedigrees Contained in the Visitations of Derbyshire 1569 and 1611

Price: £90.00

A very scarce study into the pedigrees of Derbyshire, taken from the 1569 and 1611 heraldic visitations. A very scarce work, with only two held on Copac at Nottingham University and the Institute...

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1891 Richard Morris Historical Outlines Of English Accidence Educational Work
1891 Richard Morris Historical Outlines Of English Accidence Educational Work

Price: £38.00

A scarce edition of this educational and historical work.Dealing with language and word formation, the work is a noteworthy educational document, providing a basis for a great deal of subsequent teaching on the subject.Contains the...

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1891 Theodoric the Goth by Thomas Hodgkin with Illustrations
1891 Theodoric the Goth by Thomas Hodgkin with Illustrations

Price: £79.99

An edition of this historical works by Thomas Hodgkin. Thomas Hodgkin (29 July 1831 2 March 1913) is a British historian, nephew of the famous British physician, Thomas Hodgkin. Having been educated as a member of the Society...

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1891-93 2vol History of South Africa George McCall Theal Colour Folding Maps
1891-93 2vol History of South Africa George McCall Theal Colour Folding Maps

Price: £85.00

Two volumes of George Theal's informative history of South Africa from the years 1795 to 1854, illustrated with multiple folding plates. In two volumes, comprising of Volumes III and IV of the...

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1892 - 1896 3 Vol Eighteenth Century Vignettes Austin Dobson
1892 - 1896 3 Vol Eighteenth Century Vignettes Austin Dobson

Price: £50.00

Three volumes of Dobson's critical biographical prose, published over four years. With a portrait frontispiece in each volume.Complete in 3 volumes.Henry Austin Dobson (18 January 1840 2 September 1921), commonly Austin Dobson, was...

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1892 2vol An Englishman in Paris Louis-Philippe Leather
1892 2vol An Englishman in Paris Louis-Philippe Leather

Price: £90.00

A two volume set of the 'An Englishman in Paris: Notes and Recollections' in a half leather binding. Albert Dresden Vandam's book 'An Englishman in Paris' was originally anonymously published....

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1892 3vol Memoires du General Bon de Marbot French Napoleonic Wars
1892 3vol Memoires du General Bon de Marbot French Napoleonic Wars

Price: £165.00

A copy of the memoirs of General Marcellin Marbot. In French. In 1802, Marbot was arrested on the grounds of being concerned in a plot of the Republicans against the Consulate, but he was released, though Napoleon continued to...

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1892 4vol A Short History of the English People J R Green Illustrated Edition
1892 4vol A Short History of the English People J R Green Illustrated Edition

Price: £290.00

The illustrated edition of John Richard Green's Short History of the English People. With twenty-six coloured plates, and numerous other illustrations and maps throughout.John Richard Green (1837 - 1883) was an English historian....

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1892 6vol History of the War in the Peninsula Major General Napier Illus
1892 6vol History of the War in the Peninsula Major General Napier Illus

Price: £750.00

Captain Napier's classic first hand account of the Peninsula War, in a very smart binding. Complete in six volumes. William Francis Patrick Napier was a solider, who fought in France at the...

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1892 A History of the Conquest of Mexico W H Prescott Maps Kirk Bickers Binding
1892 A History of the Conquest of Mexico W H Prescott Maps Kirk Bickers Binding

Price: £89.99

A history of the Spanish conquest of the Incan empire, with particular reference to Peru. New and revised edition, edited by John Foster Kirk. With a facsimile to the start of the text. Bound by Bickers and Son (binder's...

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1892 An Index to the Wills and Inventories now preserved in The Probate Registry at Chester
1892 An Index to the Wills and Inventories now preserved in The Probate Registry at Chester

Price: £300.00

Eight useful volumes issued by the Record Society relating to the wills and inventories of Chester during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Uniformly bound, in smart library...

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1892 Archaeologia Cantiana Volume XIX
1892 Archaeologia Cantiana Volume XIX

Price: £34.99

Volume XIX of Archaeologia Cantiana.The Kent Archeological Society was founded in 1857 and continues to this day, primarily as a charity, with the purpose of promoting "the study and publication of archaeology and history in all...

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1892 Calendars of Wills and Administrations in Lichfield and Coventry
1892 Calendars of Wills and Administrations in Lichfield and Coventry

Price: £45.00

A very scarce first edition volume of W. P. W. Phillimore's index looking at the wills and administrations from Lichfield and Coventry between the years 1516 to 1652. A very scarce work. The...

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1892 Ephemeride de L'Expedition des Allemands en France Huguerye Folding Plate
1892 Ephemeride de L'Expedition des Allemands en France Huguerye Folding Plate

Price: £80.00

This French work looks at one of the battles of the French Religious War, written by Michel de la Huguerye, illustrated with two folding plates. In the original French. This work is a supplement...

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1892 Guide to Printed Books and Manuscripts Relating to English and Foreign Heraldry
1892 Guide to Printed Books and Manuscripts Relating to English and Foreign Heraldry

Price: £65.00

The first limited edition copy of George Gatfield's reference work indexing the printed books and manuscripts dealing with heraldry and genealogy. The first and only edition of this work. A...

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1892 Historical Essays Fourth Series Edward A Freeman Relfe Brothers Binding
1892 Historical Essays Fourth Series Edward A Freeman Relfe Brothers Binding

Price: £85.00

A collection of historical essays by celebrated historian, Edward A Freeman. In a Relfe brother's binding, with binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. The fourth series. Edward Augustus...

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1892 Industrial and Commercial History of England Thorold Rogers
1892 Industrial and Commercial History of England Thorold Rogers

Price: £29.99

An investigation into England's commercial history, with reference to its exports, imports and key industries prior to the Industrial Revolution. Written by the professor of political economy in the university of Oxford, James Thorold...

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1892 Mayfair and Belgravia George Clinch Topography History Illustrated
1892 Mayfair and Belgravia George Clinch Topography History Illustrated

Price: £49.99

An illustrated history of Mayfair and Belgravia. With many plates of views of the area, and influential figures in Mayfair society. Bookplate of the Guildhall Library, London to front pastedown.

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1892 Memoirs of the Verney Family During the Civil War Frances Parthenope Verney
1892 Memoirs of the Verney Family During the Civil War Frances Parthenope Verney

Price: £400.00

A very handsome history of the Verney family, during the seventeenth century. Illustrated throughout with twenty-six plates, two of which are folding. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere.Verney is the name of an English family that traces back...

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1892 Recits D'Un Aeronaute GRAFFIGNY
1892 Recits D'Un Aeronaute GRAFFIGNY

Price: £125.00

A fascinating French work about ballooning and aeronautical adventures. Fourth Edition. With a history of ballooning and aerostatic fantasies. Includes illustrations in the text. Lovely balloon themed bookplate of Mike Willoughby...

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1892 The Naulahka: A Story of West and East
1892 The Naulahka: A Story of West and East

Price: £38.00

A pleasing first book edition copy of Rudyard Kipling and Wolcott Balestier's 'The Naulahka, A Story of West and East'. Kipling is best known for his novel 'The Jungle Book', however he was...

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1892-1894 4 vol HISTORY ENGLISH People J.R. GREEN Illus
1892-1894 4 vol HISTORY ENGLISH People J.R. GREEN Illus

Price: £510.00

  A finely bound set of the Illustrated Edition of Green's influential history of England. Each volume has a bookbinder's stamp for Pearse, Warrington, to the verso of the front free-endpaper. Featuring numerous illustrations, including...

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1893 2vols Old Court Life in France by Frances Elliot
1893 2vols Old Court Life in France by Frances Elliot

Price: £180.00

A beautiful set of Old Court Life in France by Frances Elliot.Complete in two volumes.With numerous black and white illustrations throughout both volumes.Frances Minto Elliot (1820 1898) was a prolific English writer, primarily of...

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1893 4Vol Memoirs of Madame Junot and The Life of Emperor Napoleon Laure Junot
1893 4Vol Memoirs of Madame Junot and The Life of Emperor Napoleon Laure Junot

Price: £90.00

A complete set of the memoirs of Madame Junot.Collated: Complete. Each volume with five plates and a frontispiece.Laure Junot, Duchess of Abrants was a French writer. She was the spouse of French general Jean-Andoche Junot.Laure was...

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1893 Attercliffe as a Seat of Learning Giles Hester Presentation Copy
1893 Attercliffe as a Seat of Learning Giles Hester Presentation Copy

Price: £49.99

A scarce pamphlet exploring the history of theological colleges within the industrial suburb of northeast Sheffield, Attercliffe. Presentation copy; inscribed "With the Author's Kind Regards". With a sketch of Thomas...

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1893 English Bookplates Ancient and Modern Egerton Castle Armorial Plates
1893 English Bookplates Ancient and Modern Egerton Castle Armorial Plates

Price: £55.00

A study of English bookplates from Victorian antiquarian, Egerton Castle.New and enlarged edition. Illustrated throughout with many armorial designs.

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1893 History of the Philosophy of History Robert Flint France Belgium Uncommon
1893 History of the Philosophy of History Robert Flint France Belgium Uncommon

Price: £49.99

An interesting work by the Scottish theologian and philosopher Robert Flint (1838-1910). With two separate title pages, both dated 1893 and both seemingly pertaining to the full contents of the book, which is continuously paginated...

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1893 Index of Wills Proved In The Prerogative Court of Canterbury
1893 Index of Wills Proved In The Prerogative Court of Canterbury

Price: £200.00

A very scarce set of works charting sixty-seven years of legal work in Canterbury. A ten volume set, comprised of volume I-VIII, XI and XII. Dated as follows 1893, 1895, 1898, 1901, 1912, 1912,...

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1893 Index to Wills Proved and Administrations Granted in Berks 1508 to 1652
1893 Index to Wills Proved and Administrations Granted in Berks 1508 to 1652

Price: £45.00

A lovely uncommon first edition volume from the 'Index Library' series; examining the wills of Berkshire from the years 1508 to 1652. The monumental 'Index Library' series was begun by W. P....

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1893 J Overbeck Geschichte der Griechischen Plastik History of Greek Sculpture
1893 J Overbeck Geschichte der Griechischen Plastik History of Greek Sculpture

Price: £70.00

A History of Greek Sculpture In GermanIllustrated with full page and folding plates throughout.Johannes Adolph Overbeck (March 27, 1826 - November 8, 1895) was a German archaeologist and art historianOverbeck was born in Antwerp. He...

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1893 North American Bows Arrows and Quivers Smithsonian Magazine Excerpt Mason
1893 North American Bows Arrows and Quivers Smithsonian Magazine Excerpt Mason

Price: £40.00

A fascinating work on North American bows, arrows and quivers.An excerpt from the Smithsonian Report of 1893, this article itself is complete.With sixty two plates and accompanying descriptions, plates numbered 62-94Publication details...

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1893 Pictures from Greek Life and Story A J Church Illustrated Scholastic
1893 Pictures from Greek Life and Story A J Church Illustrated Scholastic

Price: £120.00

A smart copy of this work on the history of Classical Greece. First edition. Bound by the Scholastic Trading Co (binder's label to rear pastedown). With chapters entitled The Exiles of Phocaea, Bow Against Spear, The Three Hundred,...

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1893 Roman D'une Imperatrice Catherine II Waliszewski First Edition Mudie Binding
1893 Roman D'une Imperatrice Catherine II Waliszewski First Edition Mudie Binding

Price: £70.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating study of the life of Catherine II by Kazimierz Waliszewski, in an half crushed morocco signed Mudie binding. Kazimierz Waliszewski was a notable Polish...

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1893 The Imaginative Faculty by Herbert Beerbohm Tree With Portrait
1893 The Imaginative Faculty by Herbert Beerbohm Tree With Portrait

Price: £49.99

An edition of The Imaginative Faculty by Herbert Beerbohm Tree. With a Portrait from a drawing by the Marchioness of Granby. Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (17 December 1852 2 July 1917) was an English actor and theatre manager.Tree...

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1893-1901 12vol Histoire Generale Lavisse Rambaud First Edition Very Scarce
1893-1901 12vol Histoire Generale Lavisse Rambaud First Edition Very Scarce

Price: £440.00

A complete twelve volume set of this fascinating history of the world from the beginning of the fourth century until the end of the end of the twentieth century. The plan of this extensive...

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1893-4 4vols A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green
1893-4 4vols A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green

Price: £125.00

An attractive set of A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green.Complete in four volumes.Illustrated edition.Edited by Mrs. J. R. Green and Miss Kate Norgate.There are coloured maps to the front of all volumes...

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1894 8vol Great Men and Famous Women Pen and Pencil Sketches Charles Horne First
1894 8vol Great Men and Famous Women Pen and Pencil Sketches Charles Horne First

Price: £390.00

An beautifully illustrated set of these sketches of notable figures.Collated: Complete in 8 Volumes.With 204 photogravure, wood-engraving and typogravure full page plates including a frontispiece to each volume.A set of short biographies...

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1894 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland
1894 A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland

Price: £225.00

An eighth edition copy of Burke's 'Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry', containing a complete A-Z alphabet list of esteemed families. Complete in two volumes. Since its...

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1894 A Genealogical Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage
1894 A Genealogical Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage

Price: £195.00

A fifty sixth edition copy of John Burke's renowned genealogical reference work; containing a complete A-Z alphabet list of esteemed families. Since its establishment in 1826 by John Burke,...

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1894 By Canoe and Dog-Train Among the Cree and Salteaux Indians E R Young
1894 By Canoe and Dog-Train Among the Cree and Salteaux Indians E R Young

Price: £65.00

A work on some of the native peoples of North America and Canada by a white missionary priest. Illustrated throughout, with several plates. With an introduction by Mary Guy Pearse. Written...

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1894 Derniers Essais De Critique et D'Histoire H. Taine French History
1894 Derniers Essais De Critique et D'Histoire H. Taine French History

Price: £28.00

This is a scarce copy of this collection of critical historical essays.In French.Hippolyte Adolphe Taine was a French critic and historian. He was one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism.

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1894 Discourse on the Worship of Priapus Richard Knight Illustrated Limited Edition
1894 Discourse on the Worship of Priapus Richard Knight Illustrated Limited Edition

Price: £420.00

A smartly bound limited edition copy of Robert Payne Knight's controversial work on the Greek God Priapus. A limited edition work, limited to six hundred and seventy five copies, of which this...

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1894 Introduction to the Study of English History Gardiner Mullinger
1894 Introduction to the Study of English History Gardiner Mullinger

Price: £48.00

A copy of this work on English history.Third and enlarged edition.Samuel Rawson Gardiner (4 March 1829 24 February 1902) was an English historian Of the seventeenth century. Dr. James Bass Mullinger (1834 or 1843 November 22, 1917),...

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1894 Oceana England and Her Colonies James Anthony Froude Illustrated
1894 Oceana England and Her Colonies James Anthony Froude Illustrated

Price: £68.00

A nicely bound copy of James Anthony Froude's work on Oceana and the British Empire, illustrated throughout, in a signed binding by Bickers and Son. James Anthony Froude travelled the British...

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1894 Shilling Peerage for 1894 Edited Edward Walford History
1894 Shilling Peerage for 1894 Edited Edward Walford History

Price: £29.99

A small and charming book containing the following:  An alphabetical list of the House of Lords together with the date of creation of each title; the birth, accession, and marriage of each peer; his heir apparent or presumptive;...

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1894 The Book of Public Arms a Cyclopaedia of the Armorial Bearings
1894 The Book of Public Arms a Cyclopaedia of the Armorial Bearings

Price: £145.00

A beautifully bound copy of this heraldic study of public arms. A reference to heraldic devices, armorial bearings, seals and more applicable to the United Kingdom. The first edition of this...

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1894 The Great Alternative a Plea for a National Policy by Spenser Wilkinson
1894 The Great Alternative a Plea for a National Policy by Spenser Wilkinson

Price: £55.00

A scarce copy of The Great Alternative a Plea for a National Policy by Spenser Wilkinson.Henry Spenser Wilkinson (1 May 1853 in Hulme, Manchester 31 January 1937 in Oxford) was the first Chichele Professor of Military History at Oxford...

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1894 The Protected Princes of India Lee-Warner Presentation Copy Folding Map 1st
1894 The Protected Princes of India Lee-Warner Presentation Copy Folding Map 1st

Price: £54.00

The first edition of William Lee-Warner's work on India under the British Empire, illustrated with a folding map. The first edition of this work. A presentation copy, with a presentation copy...

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1894 The Topography of the Battle of Plataea G. B. Grundy Illus Folding Maps 1st
1894 The Topography of the Battle of Plataea G. B. Grundy Illus Folding Maps 1st

Price: £80.00

The first edition of this interesting work on the topographical area of the Battle of Plataea, written by G. B. Grundy, illustrated with three folding maps. The first edition of this work. ...

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