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Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England

By: Wood, Michael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Facts on File Publications: 1986

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2275598

ISBN: 0816018324

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Faint edge wear. 1986 Large Hardcover. 224 pp. Many illustrations throughout, including illuminated manuscripts, tapestries, crop circles, maps, etc. In 1086 the Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical document in existence, was compiled. This tremendous survey of England and its people was made at the behest of the Norman, William the Conqueror. Michael Wood's Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England is a study of the ancient manuscript and an attempt to analyse the world that the Domesday Book portrayed. He uses the Domesday record to examine Norman societ... View more info

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Shakespeare

By: Wood, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283945

ISBN: 0465092640

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Half inch tear along bottom edge of rear jacket panel. Faint stain on top page ridge. 2003 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. A brilliant piece of historical investigative journalism, Shakespeare is a fresh telling of the playwright's life based on a wide range of newly discovered sources, such as police and torture records. Rather than approaching Shakespeare as an isolated genius, Wood argues that he was very much a product of his place and time--a period of upheaval that straddled the medieval and modern worlds. It was a time of great tensi... View more info

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In the Finest Tradition: The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers & Greys) - Its History and Treasures

By: Wood, Stephen; Jameson, M.S. (Foreword); Arthur, Norman (Preface)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Ltd: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1938802

Condition: Near Fine


First edition.Near Fine. 1988 Hard Cover. 160 pp. A history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment, told through a description of its accumulated treasures. The result is a unique picture of a long-lived military family, with details of interest to the military historian, but also to those fascinated with cultural objects, fine art, antiques, and Scottish folklore. View more info

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The Diary of a Country Parson: The Reverend James Woodforde. 1758-1781. in Five Volumes.

By: Woodforde, James; Beresford, John

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press: 1924

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2290584

Condition: Very Good


1926 3rd printing of the first appearance in book form. Former library copy, rebound in blue cloth with gilt titles and new end sheets. Usual library marks, boards faintly soiled. 1924 Hard Cover. Complete in five volumes. ix, [3], 364; xvi, 392;' xiv, 423, [1]; xiii, [1], 355, [1]; xiv, 449, [3] pp. Frontispiece and black-and-white plates, fourth volume includes a fold-out map of Norfolk following text. Woodforde was a very ordinary man. He read little, and his exclusively classical education left only the faintest impression on his mind. His one outstanding characteristic is that he wrote hi... View more info

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The London Scene

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Snowbooks: 1988

Seller ID: 2202413

ISBN: 095457592X

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy.Light general wear to jacket. 1988 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 95 pp. The London Scene is a collection of essays written by one of London's most acclaimed writers. Virginia Woolf was born and lived much of her life in the city, using it as the backdrop for many of her works. She was a fervent walker and her keen eye keeps pace as she strides across the city that she loved above all others. The London Scene begins in the docks of the east and flows against the Thames tide westwards, following the commercial pulse of the city from the disembar... View more info

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Historical Memoirs of My Own Time. in Two Volumes. Part the First, from 1772 to 1780. Part the Second, from 1781 to 1784.

By: Wraxall, N. William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand. / J.M'Creery, Printer: 1815

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289839

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front joint of first volume neatly repaired by previous owner, spines toned and a bit dried, owner bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden on front endpaper of first volume, a few pages lightly foxed, minimal marginalia on just a couple pages. 1815 Full-Leather. iv, 549, [3]; 583, [5] pp. 8vo. Full calf, black morocco spine labels, gilt titles and rules, marbled edges and endpapers. Wraxall references intent for a third volume in the preface, but this would not be published until 1818. After receiving some sort of education in Bristol, he was sent to Bombay in 1769 with the East In... View more info

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The Quest for the Secret Nile: Victorian Exploration in Equatorial Africa

By: Yeoman, Guy

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Charcer Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2089166

ISBN: 1904449158

Condition: Near Fine


2004 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. The Nile, stretching for a distance of 4,163 miles, is the longest river in the world. The ancient Greeks were obsessed by the provenance of so much water, feeding a river that flowed out of the desert. Aeschylus, in 500 BC, talked of Egypt being nurtured by the snows. For centuries, the only sporadic reports from the heart of equatorial Africa came from Arab seafarers, land travellers and slavers. In the mid-1850s in Britain, the great thirst for adventure and discovery, combined with the challenge posed by the ancient riddle of the secret sources of the Nile and... View more info

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King Edward VIII: The Official Biography

By: Ziegler, Philip

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Collins: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285596

ISBN: 0002157411

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped, jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. xiv, 654 pp. This is the official biography of Edward VIII. Philip Ziegler has had full access to all the papers in the Royal archives - crucial letters to and from Edward's mother, Queen Mary, and his brother George VI, as well as diaries and letters of others in the household are quoted here for the first time. From his childhood to his restless adolescence as Prince of Wales, from his first serious affair (with Freda Dudley Ward) to his falling in love with Mrs Simpson - the background to... View more info

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Excavating Victorians (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)

By: Zimmerman, Virginia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 2008

Seller ID: 2277108

ISBN: 0791472809

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on page base, faint odor of smoke. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 231 pp. Excavating Victorians examines nineteenth-century Britain’s reaction to the revelations about time and natural history provided by the new sciences of geology and archaeology. The Victorians faced one of the greatest paradigm shifts in history: the bottom dropped out of time, and they had to reinvent their relationship to the earth and to time and history. These new sciences took the Victorians by storm, inundating them with fossils, skeletal remains, and potsherds—ar... View more info

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The Journal of Mrs. Arbuthnot, 1820-1832, in Two Volumes: February 1820 to December 1825; January 1826 to January 1832

By: [Arbuthnot, Harriet]; Bamford, Francis; The Duke of Wellington

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co. Ltd: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291168

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jackets toned. 1950 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 434, [2]; viii, 490, [2] pp. 8vo. The diaries of Harriet Arbuthnot, a close friend of and frequent correspondent with the Duke of Wellington, who is famous as the hero of the Battle of Waterloo. An important primary source of the Regency and late Napoleonic eras. View more info

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A Book with Seven Seals

By: [Davies, Agnes Maud]; Baldwin, Stanley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Cayme Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200888

Condition: Good


First edition. Good in fair jacket. Front and end matter and page ridge lightly foxed, jacket spine and front corner stained, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners. 1928 Hard Cover. 343 pp. 8vo. A semi-autobiogrpahical chronicle of family life in Chelsea during the late 19th century, providing an interesting glimpse into mid-Victorian history. Written by Agnes Maud Davies, and published anonymously. Foreword by The Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin, M.P. View more info

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Memoirs of Edward Earl of Sandwich, 1839-1916

By: [Earl of Sandwich, Edward] Erskine, Mrs. Steuart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: John Murray, Albemarle Street: 1919

Seller ID: 2291386

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Spine and board edges lightly toned, rear hinge starting. 1919 Hard Cover. xi, 301 pp. Green boards, gilt title on spine, gilt decor on front board. An autobiography by Edward George Henry Montagu, the 8th Earl of Sandwich View more info

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The Greville Diary, Including Passages Hitherto Withheld from Publication, in Two Volumes

By: [Greville, Charles Cavendish Fulke]; Wilson, Philip Whitwell

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1927

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291167

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Top edge of second volume lightly bumped in two spots, small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper of each volume. 1927 Hard Cover. xiv, [2], 568, [2]; xiii, [3], 602 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles, top edges gilt. Frontispieces of Queen Adelaide and Queen Victoria, various portrait plates in text. A detailed journal originally published in three large parts comprising eight total volumes. The first part, published in 1874, was widely suppressed after Queen Victoria and others expressed outrage at its tone and content. It would not be republished until the original manuscri... View more info

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Thomas Hobbes (British History in Perspective)

By: [Hobbes, Thomas]; Martinich, A.P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: MacMillan Press/St. Martin's Press: 1997

Seller ID: 2207432

ISBN: 033364218X

Condition: Very Good


Very good. 1997 Trade Paperback. ix, 156 pp. The influence and reputation of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), the greatest English political theorist and one of the greatest of all intellectuals, has never been higher than it is now. This book gives a comprehensive treatment of Hobbes' thought in the light of the most important research currently being produced by historians, philosophers, and political scientists. His life and political, religious and scientific views are explained within the cultural context of Stuart England. View more info

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Sir Christopher Wren, A.D. 1632-1723: Bicentenary Memorial Volume Published Under the Auspices of the Royal Institute of British Architects

By: [Wren, Sir Christopher]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1923

Seller ID: 2292257

Condition: Good


No jacket. Spine lightly toned, smudges on boards, hinges broken. 1923 Large Hardcover. xvi, 279, [1] pp. Sir Christopher Wren was responsible for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666. Of particular note was St Paul's Cathedral, on Ludgate Hill, completed in 1710. CONTENTS: Sertorum Depositio, by Paul Waterhouse; Editor's Note; Introduction, by Sir Aston Webb; Sir Christopher Wren from the Personal Side, by J. Alfred Gotch; Sir Christopher Wren's Parish Churches, by Arthur Keen; The Design of St. Paul's Cathedral, by A. Beresford Pite; Some Recent Investiga... View more info