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Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain

By: Flanders, Judith

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Harper Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303533

ISBN: 0007172958

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark on top edge, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 2006 Hard Cover. xvii, [1], 604 pp. 8vo. An in-depth analysis of the leisure habits of Victorian culture, showing how average daily life was transformed by the Industrial Revolution and other factors. 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  $9.60

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: $7.00

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

Image for 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.

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  $28.00

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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The British Light Infantry Arm c. 1790-1815: Its Creation, Training and Operational Role

By: Gates, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: B.T. Batsford Ltd.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303458

ISBN: 0713455993

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1987 Hard Cover. 212 pp. The first detailed history of the Duke of Wellington's Light Division, which played a significant role in the Peninsular and Waterloo campaigns, including an account of their creation and training, with attention to the development of 'aimed fire'. 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

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Chronicles: The Writing of History in Medieval England

By: Given-Wilson, Chris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hambledon and London: 2004

Seller ID: 2269943

ISBN: 1852853581

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very faintly toned. 2004 Hard Cover. xxiii, 292 pp. The priorities of medieval chroniclers and historians were not those of the modern historian, nor was the way that they gathered, arranged and presented evidence. Yet if we understand how they approached their task, and their assumption of God's immanence in the world, much that they wrote becomes clear. Many of them were men of high intelligence whose interpretation of events sheds clear light on what happened. Christopher Given-Wilson is one of the leading authorities on medieval English historical writing. He examines how medieval wr... View more info

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The Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington (The People's Edition)

By: Gleig, G.R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer: 1875

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2289644

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition, with additions. Boards rubbed, prize plate mounted on front endpaper, corner of frontispiece stained, front and end matter foxed. 1875 Half-Leather. 500 pp. Red leather spine and corners, black morocco spine label, gilt title and decorations, marbled boards, edges, and endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of Wellington. A biography of the famous military leader who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, and served twice as British Prime Minister. View more info

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New Handbook of British Pottery & Porcelain Marks

By: Godden, Geoffrey A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins: 2000

Seller ID: 2206908

ISBN: 0091865808

Condition: Near Fine


Spine lightly creased, pages lightly toned. 2000 Trade Paperback. 254 pp. Geoffrey Godden's HANDBOOK is the standard pocket reference for amateur and professionals alike, an invaluable aid for anyone who needs an authoritative identification guide to British ceramics. Continuously in print for thirty years, it has now been thoroughly revised, updated and extended in the light of the latest research on the historic porcelain manufacturers and potters. The main section lists the principal firms arranged alphabetically, shows the marks used by that firm, and gives its address, working period and ... View more info

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Masterpieces of British Painting (An Abrams Art Book, Art Treasures of the World)

By: Gordon, Irene

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams: 1956

Seller ID: 2300306

Condition: Good


Includes 15 of 16 color prints. Some pages and prints loose but included. Wrappers laminated. Two faint stains on laminate of front wrapper. 1956 Large Softcover. Includes 15 of 16 color prints tipped in with captions and an introduction. COVER: The Shrimp Girl by William Hogarth. PRINTS: Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Sir John Harington by Unknown Painter; The Rake's Progress, III: The Orgy by William Hogarth; Colonel George K. H. Coussmaker by Joshua Reynolds; Mrs. Grace Dalrymple Elliott by Thomas Gainsborough; The Morning Walk by Thomas Gainsborough; The Dream of Queen Katharine by ... View more info

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A Short History of the English People, in Two Volumes

By: Green, John Richard; Green, Alice Stopford

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co., Ltd.: 1924

Seller ID: 2302878

Condition: Near Fine


Presentation copy with slipcase from International Advertising Convention. Front board of volume II bumped. 1924 Hard Cover. Two volume set. CONTENTS: Chronological Annals; Genealogical Tables; The English Kingdoms, 607-1013; England Under Foreign Kings, 1013-1204; The Great Charter, 1204-1265; The Three Edwards, 1265-1360; The Hundred Years' War, 1336-1431; The New Monarchy, 1422-1540; The Reformation; Puritan England; The Revolution; Modern England; Epilogue: The Social Revolution, 1815-1914 - Foreign and Colonial Policy, 1815-1914; Index; Index to Epilogue; List of Maps. View more info

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Free-Born John: A Biography of John Lilburne

By: Gregg, Pauline

Price: $12.00

Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd.: 1961

Seller ID: 2289822

Condition: Good


A few minor chips and minor tears to jacket spine head and to jacket spine base, smudge on rear jacket panel, front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink underlining and marginalia, ink notes on front endpaper. 1961 Hard Cover. 424 pp. John Lilburne (1614 – 29 August 1657), also known as Freeborn John, was an English political Leveller before, during and after the English Civil Wars 1642–1650. He coined the term freeborn rights, defining them as rights with which every human being is born, as opposed to rights bestowed by government or human law.[1] In his early life he was a Puritan, though towa... View more info

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The Early Years of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort. Compiled Under the Direction of Her Majesty the Queen.

By: Grey, C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207259

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine-head and spine-base lightly rubbed, pages faintly toned. 1867 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiii, 371, [6] pp. Originally written for private circulation among the Royal Family, this book, written by Lieutenant-General Charles Grey (1804-70), was first published in 1867. It details Prince Albert's life from his birth in 1819 through to his wedding to Queen Victoria and the first year of their married life. The Queen commissioned Grey, who had been secretary to both Albert and herself, as her husband's biographer, and the book was granted a wide... View more info

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The Early Years of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort. Compiled, Under the Direction of Her Majesty the Queen

By: Grey, C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1867

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2208333

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. No jacket, edges very lightly rubbed, pencil name on front endpaper. 1867 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiii, 371, [6] pp. Originally written for private circulation among the Royal Family, this book, written by Lieutenant-General Charles Grey (1804–70), was first published in 1867. It details Prince Albert's life from his birth in 1819 through to his wedding to Queen Victoria and the first year of their married life. The Queen commissioned Grey, who had been secretary to both Albert and herself, as her husband's biographer, and the book w... View more info

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The Complete Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister

By: Hacker, Right Hon. James; Lynn, Jonathan; Jay, Antony

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Salem House Publishers: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297865

ISBN: 0881622729

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed, faint stain on front jacket panel, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1987 Hard Cover. 514 pp. Based on the television episodes and enhanced by written and photographic data related to each episode. Treating this popular BBC program as an actual biography, much of the insightful humor works well in graphic and pictorial form. View more info

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Kitchener's Mob: The Adventures of an American in the British Army

By: Hall, James Norman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1916

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283836

Condition: Good


No jacket, ink stain on front board, front board corner creased, minor ink stain to page ridge and rear board, a few pages creased. 1916 Hard Cover. 200 pp. A biography of Kitchener and his time in the British Army. View more info

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Alma Mater, or the Future of Oxford and Cambridge

By: Hall, Julian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.: 1928

Seller ID: 2299194

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed, paper on front board lightly foxed, ink name on front free endpaper. 1928 Hard Cover. 96, 24 pp. Deals with the future affairs of students the the notable colleges Oxford and Cambridge. View more info

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A Restoration Reader

By: Hanford, James Holly

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.: 1960

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2200491

Condition: Good


Spine worn, cover toned, bottom right corner of front cover creased, remainder mark. 1960 Trade Paperback. xviii, 412 pp. Includes 13 illustrations. This book gives vivid picture of the life and literature of the Restoration Period through the words of those who participated in its revels. A sample of the diaries, letters, essays, biographies, and journalism of that exciting age of intrigue and indiscretion. The book is divided into sections on history, love, wit, science, and religion. View more info

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A Student in Arms

By: Hankey, Donald; Strachey, J. St. Loe

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1917

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2270164

Condition: Good


Faint stain on jacket front, minor tear to jacket spine head. Ink name on front endpaper, page ridges and some pages lightly foxed. 1917 Hard Cover. iii, 290 pp. There is nothing in literature rarer as there is nothing more attractive than the note of originality. We can all of us now make fairly good copies, but unfortunately a copy, however accomplished, is always a copy. In literature, moreover, we do not merely have first-hand copies of great models, but copies of copies of copies. Smith does not model himself on Stevenson direct, but upon Jones, who again copies from Robinson, who derives... View more info