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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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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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Maria Marten: The Murder in the Red Barn

By: Haining, Peter

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Images Publication: 1992

Seller ID: 2285109

ISBN: 0948134313

Condition: Near Fine


Owner stamp on first few pages. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 144 pp. The Red Barn Murder was a notorious murder committed in Polstead, Suffolk, England in 1827. A young woman, Maria Marten, was shot dead by her lover William Corder. The two had arranged to meet at the Red Barn, a local landmark, before eloping to Ipswich. Maria was never seen alive again and Corder fled the scene. He sent letters to Marten's family claiming that she was in good health, but her body was later discovered buried in the barn after her stepmother spoke of having dreamed about ... 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

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: $15.00

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

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From Kingdom to Commonwealth: The Development of Civic Consciousness in English Political Thought

By: Hanson, Donald W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288314

ISBN: 0674324757

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1970 Hard Cover. xiv, 469 pp. From Kingdom to Commonwealth is Mr. Hanson's controversial inquiry into the relation between late medieval and early modern European political thought. View more info

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Jack the Ripper: The American Connection -- Includes the Diaries of James Maybrick

By: Harrison, Shirley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Blake: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285386

ISBN: 185782590X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint smudge on page ridge. 2003 Hard Cover. Include the diaries of James Maybrick. When the gruesome diaries of James Maybrick were unearthed 10 years ago, the last piece of a century-old puzzle was in place. The discovery offered the strongest evidence yet as to the true identity of Jack the Ripper. It suggests that Maybrick, a Liverpool merchant who, furious with his American wife’s infidelity, went periodically to London to butcher prostitutes who walked the streets close to where he had first seen his wife with her lover. Now, Shirley Harrison presents startling new evide... View more info

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Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes

By: Hartman, Mary S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Robson Books: 1985

Seller ID: 2285583

ISBN: 0860513432

Condition: Near Fine


Sticker on rear wrapper. 1985 Trade Paperback. x, 318 pp. The image of Victorian womanhood -- that of respectable, middle-class mother and wife -- will be shattered far all who read Mary Hartman's fascinating and often shocking account of the lives of thirteen French and English women accused of murder. Her carefully researched and vividly dramatic investigation of why these thirteen women took such direct and desperate action gives a unique view of life behind the closed curtains of Victorian drawingroom society. View more info

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Coal Mining (A Shire Album, No. 349)

By: Hayes, Geoffrey

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Shire Publications: 2004

Seller ID: 2208629

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2004 Stapled Binding. 32 pp. This book tells how mines evolved from simple bells pits into extensive networks of shafts and tunnels extending deep underground. It describes the methods used to drive tunnels through the rock and the machines that were developed to cut the coal. It explains how the coal was transported from the coalface to the shaft, a task performed variously by women or children with sleds or baskets, pit ponies, rope haulage systems, conveyors and locomotives, and it describes the winding engines used to lower men and equipment into the mine and to bring the... View more info

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Ironbridge: History & Guide

By: Hayman, Richard; Horton, Wendy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Tempus: 1999

Seller ID: 2265030

ISBN: 0752414607

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Large Softcover. 160 pp. Part of the Tempus History & Guide series, this book offers an in-depth look at the British settlement of Ironbridge. Charting the rise and fall of the iron, clay, and coal industries of Ironbridge, this book brings to life the communities that worked in them. View more info

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The History of Nottingham Castle, from the Danish Invasion to its Destruction by Rioters in 1831

By: Hicklin, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Hamilton, Adams, and Co. / J. Hicklin: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266234

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled with minor loss from spine ends and edges of label, owner bookplate and ink gift note (dated 17th May 1844) on front endpapers, front hinge repaired, a few pages lightly foxed. 1836 Hard Cover. viii, 218, 103 pp. 7 1/2 x 5. Original green cloth, gilt titles & castle motif on spine. Engraving of Castle Lodge on title page, several engravings, fold-out Harleian manuscript detailing materials necessary for construction, fold-out ground plans of the ancient (1617) and modern (1831) castle. A scarce work of English history, focusing specifically on Nottingham Ca... View more info

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Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives

By: Hickman, Katie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1999

Seller ID: 2263610

ISBN: 0060188626

Condition: Near Fine


Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1999 Hard Cover. xxviii, 321 pp. In an absorbing mixture of poignant biography and wonderfully entertaining social history, Daughters of Britannia offers the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Vita Sackville-West and Lady Diana Cooper are among the wellknown wives of diplomats who represented Britain in the far-flung corners of the globe. Yet, despite serving such crucial roles, the vast majority of these women are entirely unknown to history. Who was Mrs Vigor, gossiping from St Petersburg in the 1730s about the ... View more info

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy

By: Hill, J.R.; Ranft, Bryan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2202371

ISBN: 0198605277

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Top page ridge lightly foxed, top corner bumped. 1995 Large Softcover. xiv, 480 pp. Throughout its history the Royal Navy has been of great importance for the defense of Britain and has over the centuries entrenched itself in the national psyche, making itself manifest not only through the hero-worship of its principal characters such as Horatio Nelson and Sir Francis Drake but also finding expression through art, music, and literature. The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy is the definitive one-volume history of the Royal Navy. The text has now been updated for this ... View more info

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Queen's Consort: England's Medieval Queens from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Elizabeth of York

By: Hilton, Lisa

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pegasus Books: 2010

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2265317

ISBN: 1605981052

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. A nice copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 482 pp. England's medieval queens were elemental in shaping the history of the nation. In an age where all politics were family politics, dynastic marriages placed English queens at the very center of power?the king's bed. From Matilda of Flanders, William the Conqueror's queen, to Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor consort, England's queens fashioned the nature of monarchy and influenced the direction of the state. Occupying a unique position in the mercurial, often violent world of medieval po... View more info

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Oscar Wilde's Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

By: Hoare, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcade: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2207855

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. A nice copy. Near fine. 1998 Trade Paperback. vi, 250 pp. The first production of Oscar Wilde's Salome in 1918 touched off a firestorm in London when the play's lead, exotic dancer Maud Allan, was denounced as belonging to the Cult of the Clitoris -- a feminine variation on the Cult of Wilde, the mark of degeneracy and perversion. The ensuing libel trial, brought to life in this authoritative, spellbinding book, raised the specters of hysteria, homophobia, and paranoia that, like Wilde himself, have haunted our century. KEYWORDS: PHILIP HOARE OSCAR WILDE LITERATURE LITE... View more info

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A Sailor of King George: The Journals of Captain Frederick Hoffman, RN, 1793-1814 (Classics of Naval Literature)

By: Hoffman, Captain Frederick; Bevan, A. Becford; Wolryche-Whitmre, H. B.; Jordan, Gerald

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1998

Seller ID: 2297142

ISBN: 1557503915

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Near fine. 1998 Hard Cover. xxiii, 275 pp. Counter to tales about such sadistic disciplinarians as Captain Bligh, Captain Hoffman's 1838 memoirs paint a more balanced picture of naval life during the tumultuous period of Britain's wars with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France. View more info

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Sparrow-Hawk: A Seventeenth Century Vessel in Twentieth Century America

By: Holly, H.H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pilgrim Society: 1969

Seller ID: 2266377

ISBN: 0940628392

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1969 Stapled Binding. 22 pp. The Sparrow-Hawk was a 'small pinnace' similar to the full-rigged pinnace Virginia that sailed for the English Colonies in June 1626. She is notable as the earliest ship known from the first decades of English settlement in the New World to have survived to the present day. A rough, six week voyage ended in a storm off Orleans, Massachusetts on Cape Cod when the heavily loaded “Sparrow-Hawk” was driven onto the isolated Nauset Beach. All aboard survived and were removed to the nearby Plymouth Colony. Storms and shifting sand buried the wrecked pinn... View more info

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Captain Bligh and Mr.Christian: The Men and the Mutiny

By: Hough, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294318

ISBN: 0525073108

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 1973 Hard Cover. The mutiny on the Bounty has fascinated readers for more than two hundred years, but no other book on this extraordinary episode in maritime history tells the story as well as this masterly and thrilling account by Richard Hough. He has set down all the aspects of the extraordinary story in a manner that is utterly compelling, and he has brought alive the powerful characters who played out the events View more info

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The Ripper Legacy: The Life and Death of Jack the Ripper

By: Howells, Martin; Skinner, Keith

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson: 1987

Seller ID: 2285395

ISBN: 0283993774

Condition: Very Good


Top edge of jacket bumped, jacket flaps lightly toned. Top page ridge faintly foxed, a few light smudges on page ridges. 1987 Hard Cover. xiii, 208 pp. The gruesome series of five unsolved murders of prostitutes in Whitechapel, London during the autumn of 1888, has always haunted the public's imagination. There have been many attempts to identify the murder, but until now none has been entirely credible. The achievement of Martin Howells and Keith Skinner lies in the integrity and tenacity of their investigates. They invite us to share the frustrations and the triumphs of their five years' que... View more info

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Nesselrode and the Russian Rapprochement with Britain, 1836-1844

By: Ingle, Harold N.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296799

ISBN: 0520027957

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy - usual marks. 1976 Hard Cover. xi, 196 pp. Count Karl Nesselrode, Russian foreign minister 1816-1856, was a controversial figure in the government of Nicholas I. The rapprochement with Britain, perhaps his finest achievement, was opposed at every step by Russians who regarded Britain as a rival. It was later condemned by tsarist historians as an example of the cosmopolitan diplomacy that weakened their country in competition with the Western powers. Soviet historians have followed their lead, asserting that it was against national interests. But Nesselrode d... View more info

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The Ridgeway: Europe's Oldest Road

By: Ingrams, Richard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Phaidon, Oxford: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1819879

ISBN: 0714825069

Condition: Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Rear panel bumped causing 1 inch tear to jacket along spine. Good. 1988 Hard Cover. 78 pp. A pictorial tribute to Europe's oldest road, with numerous photographs and paintings in both full color and black & white. Maps on endpapers, map showing Ridgeway's path follows text. Also includes a bibliography of related works, commentary on the artists, and a helpful index. View more info

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Love and the Princess [Sophia]

By: Iremonger, Lucille

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283695

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges lightly foxed, jacket reverse foxed, jacket edges a bit rubbed. 1958 Hard Cover. 296 pp. 8vo. A biography of Queen Victoria's aunt, Princess Sophia, which provides heretofore unpublished context regarding the lives of King George III, the origins of the Royal Marriage Act, etc. Includes 19 pages of half-tone illustrations and 4 line illustrations. View more info

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The Papers of Sir William Johnson (Volumes VII - XIV) [7-14]

By: Johnson, Sir William; Flick, Alexander

Price: $350.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New York:

Seller ID: 2289034

Condition: Very Good


Volume X hinges and Volume VII rear hinge loosening. Volumes 7-14 of the 14 volume set published from 1921-1965. Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet (c. 1715 – 11 July 1774), was an Irish official of the British Empire. As a young man, Johnson moved to the Province of New York to manage an estate purchased by his uncle, Admiral Peter Warren, which was located amidst the Mohawk, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. Johnson learned the Mohawk language and Iroquois customs, and was appointed the British agent to the Iroquois. Because of his success, he was appointed in 1756 as British Su... View more info