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The Trial of John George Haigh (The Acid Bath Murder) (Notable British Trials Series)

By: Dunboyne, Lord

Price: $25.00

Publisher: William Hodge & Company, Ltd.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297119

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy - usual marks. No jacket. Front hinge starting. 1953 Hard Cover. 271 pp. John George Haigh (/he??/; 24 July 1909 – 10 August 1949), commonly known as the Acid Bath Murderer, was an English serial killer who was convicted for the murders of six people, although he claimed to have killed nine. Haigh battered to death or shot his victims and disposed of their bodies using sulfuric acid before forging their signatures so he could sell their possessions and collect large sums of money. View more info

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The Monmouth Rebellion: A Guide to the Rebellion and Bloody Assizes

By: Dunning, Robert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Dovecote Press: 1985

Seller ID: 2205532

ISBN: 0946159238

Condition: Very Good


Faint creases to wrappers, pages faintly toned. 1985 Soft Cover. 91 pp. The 8 maps and modern photographs were commissioned for the book, and the 50 additional illustrations include many that were previously unpublished or specially provided by Monmouth's direct descendant, the present Duke of Buccleuch. The Monmouth Rebellion, also known as The Revolt of the West or The West Country rebellion, was an attempt to overthrow James II, the Duke of York who had become King of England, Scotland, and Ireland upon the death of his elder brother Charles II on 6 February 1685. James II was a Roman Catho... View more info

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Bess of Hardwick: Portrait of an Elizabethan Dynast

By: Durant, David N.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Peter Owen: 1999

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2283520

ISBN: 0720610788

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faintly creased. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 274 pp. Presenting a fascinating biography of an extraordinary woman, this is essential reading for those interested in the 16th century and Tudor history. Born the daughter of an impoverished Derbyshire squire, through a succession of advantageous marriages, Bess of Hardwick moved closer and closer to a position of power and influence in the heart of the royal court. As the Countess of Shrewsbury, she was the second most powerful woman in the land after Queen Elizabeth I. However, Bess of Hardwick... View more info

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The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641: With the Precedent Passages, and Actions, That Contributed Thereunto, and the Happy End, and Conclusion Thereof by the King's Blessed Restoration, and Return upon the 29th of May, in the Year 1660. in Three Volumes.

By: Edward, Earl of Clarendon

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Oxford, Printed at the Theater: 1705

Seller ID: 2093252

Condition: Good


First two volumes in paneled calf, third volume rebound with new boards retaining original backstrip, second volume lacks final text page, front board of vol. 1 and both boards of vol. 2 cracked and loose at joint, boards rubbed, 1/2 inch chip from leather spine label of vol. 1. 1705 Full-Leather. xxv, 288, [2], 289-720; [viii], [1]-466, [2], 467-752; xiv, 364, [2], 365-773, [73] pp. Volume 1 is a 1705 printing, volumes 2 & 3 are 1706. Immense index follows text of third volume. ESTC T53940, N9850, T147811. An account of the English Civil War, the first comprehensive work on the topic, written... View more info

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Landmarks in the History of the Welsh Church

By: Edwards, Alfred George

Price: $10.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1913

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291654

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Related material tipped in on front endpapers, map tipped in on rear endpaper. 1913 Hard Cover. vi, 317, [1] pp. 8 3/4 x 5 5/8. A study of the development of religion in Wales from the fourth century through the date of publication. CONTENTS: I. The First Beginnings of Christianity in Britain; II. The Organisation of the British Church; III. The Independence of the British Church; IV. Possessions of the Early Church; V. Tithes; VI. The Fusion of the British and Anglican Churches; VII. The Reformation Period; VIII. The Pre-Commonwealth Period; IX. The Commonwealth; X. The Church a... View more info

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British History Displayed, 1688-1950

By: Elliot, Margaret M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1955

Seller ID: 2277824

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, boards very lightly bowed, top page ridge lightly foxed, ink names and date on rear paste-down endpaper. 1955 Hard Cover. xi, 348 pp. With 257 illustrations. Originally published in 1955, this book was originally intended to provide a general framework for one year's syllabus of history teaching in secondary schools. Elliot covers British and European history from the end of the seventeenth century until the end of the Second World War, illustrating the text with drawings, photographs and maps showing important military campaigns, events, people and fashion trends. This book will be... View more info

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The Letters of the Empress Frederick

By: Empress Frederick [Victoria, Princess Royal]; Ponsonby, Frederick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1929

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2290463

Condition: Good


7th printing. Boards lightly soiled, minor loss from spine head and foot, one portrait repaired with mending tissue. 1929 Hard Cover. xxiii, [1], 492, [4] pp. 8vo. Frontispiece of Empress Frederick, three portraits in text. A collection of the correspondence of the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, wife of German Emperor Frederick III, and mother of Wilhelm II. View more info

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The First Elizabeth

By: Erickson, Carolly; Longford, Elizabeth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2274209

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher insert and bookplate laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. 447, [5] pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece of Elizabeth. Foreword by Lady Elizabeth Longford. In this remarkable biography, Carolly Erickson brings Elizabeth I to life and allows us to see her as a living, breathing, elegant, flirtatious, diplomatic, violent, arrogant, and outrageous woman who commands our attention, fascination, and awe. With the special skill for which she is acclaimed, Carolly Erickson electrifies the senses ... View more info

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Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates

By: Evans, Stewart P.; Rumbelow, Donald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The History Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2285034

ISBN: 0750942290

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very faintly toned. 2010 Large Softcover. x, 305 pp. Drawing on their unparallel knowledge of the Jack the Ripper murders and their professional experience as police officers, the two doyens of serious Ripper writing join forces for the first time to write the definitive book on the case from the perspective of the police investigation. As the title declares, this is the complete investigation and is full of new insights and information on the murders and who might have committed them. The authors reopen every aspect of the case and offer a balanced account that does not favor any one su... View more info

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The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Companion: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

By: Evans, Stewart P.; Skinner, Keith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285393

ISBN: 0786707682

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2000 Hard Cover. xii, 692 pp. Includes all of Scotland Yard's reports, witness statements, lost files, extensive press accounts, and rare photographs. A reference to one of the great unsolved murder sprees in history examines the events in London in the 1880s when a string of prostitute murders paralyzed the country and shocked the world. View more info

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Jack the Ripper

By: Farson, Daniel

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296792

ISBN: 0718110501

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear to jacket. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1972 Hard Cover. 143 pp. Somewhat outdated, but still looked upon as one of the founding texts on the case. Farson was among the first to originally posit the Montague John Druitt theory. View more info

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The Crimes, Detection and Death of Jack the Ripper

By: Fido, Martin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: 1993

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284747

ISBN: 1566195373

Condition: Very Good


Page ridges faintly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 239 pp. This book re-examines all the sensational details of the murders ascribed to Jack the Ripper. It investigates the roles and reliability of the policemen involved in the murder inquiry and analyzes the evidence against all the suspects--checking them against the personality patterns of other sexual serial murderers. The author, whose conclusion was endorsed by the Scotland Yard & the F.B.I., provides a convincing identification of the Ripper. View more info

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Royal Blood: Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes

By: Fields, Bertram

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Regan Books / Harper Collins: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285115

ISBN: 006039269X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Pages lightly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. x, 335 pp. Notoriously immortalized by Shakespeare and historians, he is history's most infamous royal villain: Richard III, king of England from 1483 to 1485. Crazed with power and paranoia, he is generally supposed to have killed the youthful Prince of Wales and the aged Henry VI, drowned his brother in a vat of wine, poisoned his wife, and, worst of all, murdered his two young nephews, the older of whom was the rightful king -- a reign of terror ending only with his own cowardly death on the blood-soaked field of battle. But is all this t... View more info

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The Life of William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle. To Which is Added The True Relation of My Birth, Breeding, and Life by Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle

By: Firth, C. H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: John C. Nimmo: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291710

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small loss to spine head and spine base, corners rubbed, front hinge starting. Frontispiece and page 266 have been repaired. 1886 Hard Cover. lxviii, 388, 23 pp. With four etched portraits. A biography of William Cavendish, the Duke of Newcastle. Margaret Cavendish published her autobiographical memoir A True Relation of my Birth, Breeding, and Life as an addendum to her collection Natures Pictures Drawn by Fancies Pencil to the Life, in 1656. The memoir related her lineage, social status, fortune, upbringing, education, and marriage. Within the memoir, she also described her pa... View more info

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Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain

By: Flanders, Judith

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279298

ISBN: 0007172958

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light edge wear. 2006 Hard Cover. An in-depth analysis of the leisure habits of Victorian culture. View more info

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Paul Revere and the World He Lived In

By: Forbes, Esther

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1942

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2263694

ISBN: 1122088302

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition (BCE). A few small chips along top edge of jacket, jacket lightly toned. 1942 Hard Cover. xiii, 498 pp. Paul Revere (/r?'v??r/; December 21, 1734 O.S. – May 10, 1818[N 1]) was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April 1775 to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, Paul Revere's Ride (1861). At age 41, Revere was a prosperous, established and prominent Bosto... View more info

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Paul Revere and the World He Lived In

By: Forbes, Esther

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1942

Seller ID: 2265053

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, page ridges faintly foxed. 1942 Hard Cover. xiii, 510 pp. Paul Revere (/r?'v??r/; December 21, 1734 O.S. – May 10, 1818[N 1]) was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April 1775 to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, Paul Revere's Ride (1861). At age 41, Revere was a prosperous, established and prominent Boston silversmith. He had helped organize an intelligence... View more info

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17th Century Britain (The Cambridge Cultural History)

By: Ford, Boris

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2291523

ISBN: 052142884X

Condition: Very Good


A few minor creases to front wrapper, page edges very faintly toned. 1992 Soft Cover. xi, [1], 340 pp. This book is a comprehensive survey for students, specialists and general readers of all branches of the arts in 17th-century Britain. It also reveals the cultural and social setting in which writers, architects and other artists of the period worked. View more info

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Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer

By: Fox, Margalit

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299077

ISBN: 0399589457

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2018 Hard Cover. xxvii, 319 pp. After a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow home in 1908, the police found a convenient suspect in Oscar Slater, an immigrant Jewish cardsharp. Though he was known to be innocent, Slater was tried, convicted, and consigned to life at hard labor. Outraged by this injustice, Arthur Conan Doyle, already world renowned as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, used the methods of his most famous character to reinvestigate the case, ultimately winning Slater’s freedom. With “an eye for the telling detail, a forensic sense of ev... View more info

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Mary Queen of Scots

By: Fraser, Antonia

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1970

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2285051

Condition: Good


Book club edition married to trade edition jacket (debossed square on rear board corner, $10 jacket price). Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [1], 613, [1] pp. 8vo. Black & white illustrations throughout text. More than four hundred years after her death, Mary Queen of Scots remains one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history. Antonia Fraser's classic biography of her won the James Tait Prize when it was first published in 1969, became an international bestseller and was translated into nine languag... View more info

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Darling Georgie: The Enigma of King George V

By: Friedman, Dennis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283693

ISBN: 0720610710

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Tiny closed tear on rear jacket corner. 1998 Hard Cover. 235, [1] pp. 8vo. History depicts King George V as a model husband, a near-perfect father, and a self-confident monarch. Dr. Friedman's insightful study of his personal life reveals a very different picture. Friedman persuasively argues that the psychologically damaging upbringing to which Georgie was subjected profoundly affected his later life and that the effects of this are still evident in today's Royal Family. A suffocating relationship with his mother, Princess Alexandra, compounded by the absence and neglect of his... View more info

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Historical Studies of the English Parliament, in Two Volumes: Origins to 1399; 1399 to 1603

By: Fryde, E.B.; Miller, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1970

Seller ID: 2100531

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly creased, ink name inside. 1970 Trade Paperback. xii, 387; xii, 350 pp. From back cover: 'A great deal of the literature which has been devoted to the problems of English parliamentary history from the Middle Ages to the present day is in the form of essays in journals and periodicals, which are only available in specialist libraries. These essays, moreover, in many instances represent crucial stages in reinterpreting the evidence for the development of Parliament and notable advances in our knowledge of it. To bring some of the more important of them together, therefore, is a gui... View more info

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The Paston Letters, 1422-1509 A.D., in Three Volumes: Volume I: Henry VI, 1422-1461 A.D.; Volume II: Edward IV, 1461-1471 A.D.; Volume III: Edward IV-Henry VII, 1471-1509, A.D.

By: Gairdner, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Archibald Constable and Co., Ltd.: 1900

Seller ID: 2297181

Condition: Good


Former library copy - usual marks. Front free endpaper, frontispiece and tissue guard of volume one and volume three loose but included. Minor loss to spine head of volume two. 1900 Hard Cover. 554; 424; 625 pp. Green boards, top page ridges gilt. Volumes 1-3 of 4 (volume 4 added newly published letters, this edition includes those first printed in the 1872 edition). A reprint of the edition of 1872-5, which contained upwards of five hundred letters, etc., till then unpublished, to which are now added others in a supplement after the introduction. The Paston Letters are a collection of corresp... View more info

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The Ultimate History of Porsche

By: Gallagher, Stuart; Smith, Helen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Parragon Publishing: 2002

Seller ID: 2298740

ISBN: 0752588745

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2002 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. Fully illustrated and highly detailed, The Ultimate History of Porsche tells all about this famous sporting marque. From its earliest designs to today's newest models, the German company has produced many of the world's most desirable cars and numerous sporting successes. Here both are amply celebrated in lavish detail and colour to bring you the ultimate in sports car history -- Back cover. View more info

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English Pistols and Revolvers

By: George, J.N.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Small-Arms Technical Publishing Company: 1938

Seller ID: 2289095

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips. 1938 Hard Cover. 256 pp. 26 special plates and many sketches. An historical outline of the development and design of English hand firearms from the seventeenth century to the present day. View more info

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Winston S. Churchill Volume VIII: Never Despair, 1945-1965

By: Gilbert, Martin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1849167

ISBN: 0395419182

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Page ridges and jacket reverse lightly foxed. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, 1438 pp. The final volume in the mammoth eight-volume biography of Churchill, originally embarked upon by Randolph Churchill, and taken over by Martin Gilbert from the third volume onward following Randolph's death. View more info

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Winston S. Churchill Volume VIII [8]: Never Despair, 1945-1965

By: Gilbert, Martin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205596

ISBN: 0395419182

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, 1438 pp. The final volume in the mammoth eight-volume biography of Churchill, originally embarked upon by Randolph Churchill, and taken over by Martin Gilbert from the third volume onward following Randolph's death. View more info

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Winston S. Churchill Volume VII [7]: Road to Victory, 1941-1945

By: Gilbert, Martin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281561

ISBN: 0395378591

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Jacket price clipped, a couple tiny tears and creases along top jacket edge, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 1417, [3] pp. The seventh volume in the mammoth eight-volume biography of Churchill, originally embarked upon by Randolph Churchill, and taken over by Martin Gilbert from the third volume onward following Randolph's death. View more info

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Churchill and America

By: Gilbert, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Free Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296188

ISBN: 0743259920

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink gift note on second blank. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiv, 503 pp. Named Churchill's official biographer in 1968, renowned historian Sir Martin Gilbert has amassed exclusive archival and personal documentation to explore the statesman's famed affinity for and relationship with the United States. Churchill and America tells the intensely personal story of Winston Churchill's profound connection to America, which resulted in an Anglo-American alliance that has stood at the center of international relations for more than a century. Drawing o... View more info

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The Angry Island: Hunting the English

By: Gill, A.A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286986

ISBN: 1416531734

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark. 2007 Hard Cover. A London Sunday Times columnist presents a collection of politically incorrect essays critiquing what the author believes are cultural eccentricities behind British society's calm and refined surface, in a whimsical tribute that celebrates everything from drinking traditions to national war memorials. By the author of A.A. Gill Is Away. View more info