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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

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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.Keywords: BRITISH HISTORY RESTORATION PERIOD 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. We have more books available by this author!. 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,... View more info

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King Parliament and Public Finance in Medieval England to 1369

By: Harriss, G.L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2269930

ISBN: 0198224354

Condition: Near Fine


Faint sticker adhesive on jacket front. 1996 Hard Cover. xii, 554 pp. Traces the emergence of public finance from the 12th to 14th century: administration, demands of war, taxation and levies, kings and crises. 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 p... 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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The Idea of Poverty: England in the Early Industrial Age

By: Himmelfarb, Gertrude

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1985

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2282536

ISBN: 0394726073

Condition: Good


1st printing. Foxing to page ridge. 1985 Trade Paperback. x, 595 pp. When did poverty cease to be a 'natural' condition and become a 'social problem?' When did the pauper become distinguished from the poor? What image of the poor made one group 'deserving' and another 'undeserving,' and how did one or the other emerge as the dominant social problem? 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 LITER... 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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The Ridgeway: Europe's Oldest Road

By: Ingrams, Richard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Phaidon, Oxford: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1819879

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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Churchill

By: Johnson, Paul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2010

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2266434

ISBN: 0143117998

Condition: Near Fine


Eighth printing. A very nice copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. In Churchill, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history. Winston Churchill's hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Johnson’s analysis casts new light on his extraordinary life and times. Johnson illuminates the various phases of Churchill's career—from his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the ... 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

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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

By: Kelly, Amy Ruth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284461

ISBN: 0674242505

Condition: Near Fine


Spine slightly cocked. 1981 Hard Cover. xi, 427 pp. The story of that amazingly influential and still somewhat mysterious woman, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has the dramatic interest of a novel. She was at the very center of the rich culture and clashing politics of the twelfth century. Richest marriage prize of the Middle Ages, she was Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII, and went with him on the exciting and disastrous Second Crusade. Inspiration of troubadours and trouveres, she played a large part in rendering fashionable the Courts of Love and in establishing the whole courtly tradition of... View more info

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Fanny Kemble: The American Journals

By: Kemble, Fanny; Mavor, Elizabeth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289005

ISBN: 0297811282

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Pages very faintly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. xiii, 216 pp. Frances Anne Fanny Kemble (27 November 1809 – 15 January 1893) was a notable British actress from a theatre family in the early and mid-19th century. She was a well-known and popular writer, whose published works included plays, poetry, eleven volumes of memoirs, travel writing and works about the theatre. View more info

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All Night Stand

By: Keyes, Thom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280276

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Half-inch by quarter-inch chip along bottom edge of front jacket panel, one-inch by quarter-inch chip along top edge of rear jacket panel, a few small tears to jacket edges. Board corners rubbed, small surface tear on front endpaper. 1966 Hard Cover. 220 pp. A novel about rock and roll, published during the British Invasion, with some details clearly inspired by The Beatles and other contemporary bands. View more info

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His Letters and Memories of His Life

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1877

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2206147

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. No jacket, light smudge to front board, pages faintly toned. 1877 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 502 pp. Edited by his wife. Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875) was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with Christian socialism, the working men's college, and forming labour cooperatives that failed but led to the working reforms of the progressive era. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin.KEYWORDS: CHARLE... View more info

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Sherlock Holmes's London: Following the Footsteps of London's Master Detective

By: Kobayashi, Tsukasa; Kigashiyama, Akane; Uemura, Masaharu

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 1986

Seller ID: 2295112

ISBN: 0877013802

Condition: Very Good


Sticker remains on rear wrapper, light stain along bottom edge. 1986 Large Softcover. 125 pp. Full-color photographs bring to life the world of Sherlock Holmes, and show how the buildings would have appeared in Victorian London. View more info

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Conflict and Stability in Fifteenth-Century England

By: Lande, J.R.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hutchinson of London: 1977

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2280243

ISBN: 0091291917

Condition: Very Good


Third edition. Bottom corner of wrappers and pages lightly creased and lightly bumped. 1977 Trade Paperback. 222 pp. Professor Lander has thoroughly revised the text in the light of his own and other recent research. in particular, he has completely rewritten the section on wool production, prices and the causes of enclosures. In addition, he brings new evidence to bear on the characters and influence of Henry VI and Henry VII, on the role of the nobility in the Wars of the Roses, and on the background to Lollardy. View more info

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The First English Actresses, from the Initial Appearance of Women on the Stage in 1660 till 1700 (The Players' Series: Monographs of the Stage and Its People - Volume 1)

By: Lanier, Henry Wysham

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York: The Players: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2174277

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, one of 750 copies (colophon unnumbered). Spine faded. 1930 Hard Cover. 104 pp. Frontispiece, portraits and reproductions of illustrations and documents in text, 18 plates altogether. Cloth spine & corners, paper over boards, printed on watermarked Arcadian paper, gold leaf endpapers. A history of the earliest women dramatic performers, following a long tradition of men playing the roles of female characters. View more info