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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. View more info

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Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation (Everyman's Library, No. 479)

By: Knowles, Dom David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1954

Seller ID: 2297894

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Pencil name on second blank, minor pencil underlining and marginalia. 1954 Hard Cover. xxiii, 382 pp. The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Latin: Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum), written by the Venerable Bede in about AD 731, is a history of the Christian Churches in England, and of England generally; its main focus is on the conflict between the pre-Schism Roman Rite and Celtic Christianity. It was originally composed in Latin, and is considered one of the most important original references on Anglo-Saxon history and has played a key role in the development of ... 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

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Thunderstruck

By: Larson, Erik

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2296128

ISBN: 1400080673

Condition: Near Fine


Light smudge on top page ridge, ink initial on blurb page. 2007 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 463 pp. A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush”. In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thund... View more info

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Roosevelt and Churchill, 1939-1941: The Partnership That Saved the West

By: Lash, Joseph P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201922

ISBN: 0393055949

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed, ink gift note on front endpaper, bottom corner of front jacket flap clipped, owner blind stamp on front flyleaf & title page, ink stamps following text appear to indicate date of acquisition and collection volume # of previous owner. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 528 pp. 9 3/8 x 6 1/2. Black & white photographs, maps on endpapers. An account of the friendship and diplomacy of FDR and Winston Churchill during World War II. View more info

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The Age of Inigo Jones

By: Lees-Milne, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: B. T. Batsford, Ltd.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288349

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel, jacket edges rubbed with a few small chips and small tears. 1953 Large Hardcover. 242 pp. Inigo Jones (/'?n?go?/; 15 July 1573 – 21 June 1652), was the first significant[1] English architect in the early modern period, and the first to employ Vitruvian rules of proportion and symmetry in his buildings.[2] As the most notable architect in England,[2] Jones was the first person to introduce the classical architecture of Rome and the Italian Renaissance to Britain. He left his mark on London by his design of single buildings,... View more info

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The Best of Britain

By: Leitch, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hamlyn: 1978

Seller ID: 2203653

ISBN: 0600314383

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear to jacket. 1978 Large Hardcover. Filled with gorgeous color photographs of England and information on the various counties of the United Kingdom. View more info

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The Diary of Lord [Frances Leveson] Bertie of Thame, 1914-1918, in Two Volumes

By: Lennox, Lady Algernon Gordon; Viscount Grey of Fallodon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289584

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spines faded, owner bookplates on front endpapers, frontispieces a bit foxed. 1924 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 367, [1]; vii, [1], 347, [1] pp. 8vo. A biography of the British diplomat who served as an ambassador to Italy and France during the early twentieth century. View more info

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My Life in Two Worlds (Collector's Library of the Unknown)

By: Leonard, Gladys Osborne; Lodge, Sir Oliver

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Cassell and Company, Ltd.: 1992

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2286368

ISBN: 0809481170

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 1992 Hard Cover. ix, 300 pp. 1992 reissue of the 1931 original. Titles and page ridges gilt. Foreword by Sir Oliver Lodge. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gladys Osborne Leonard (May 28, 1882 – March 19, 1968) [1] was a British trance medium, renowned for her work with the Society for Psychical Research. Although psychical researchers such as Oliver Lodge were convinced she had communicated with spirits, skeptical researchers concluded that Leonard's trance control was a case of dissociative identity disorder.[2] View more info

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A Century of Toys From the London Toy & Model Museum

By: Levy, Allen (Introduction)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Michael Edgley International, Pty, Ltd.: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2194706

ISBN: 0949616001

Condition: Near Fine


Front cover dented along bottom left corner. 1983 Large Softcover. 95 pp. A history of various toys from around the world spanning the 1800s and 1900s. Related museum pamphlet laid in. View more info

Image for Narrative of the Life and Sufferings of a Young British Captive; William B. Lighton. (Minister of the Gospel.) Who Was a Soldier, Bound for Life in the British Army and in Which is Contained an Account of Its Character, and the Barbarous Method Practised in Punishing Their Soldiers; with an Interesting Account of His Escape from His Regime, His Capture, Imprisonment, Trial, and Condemnation to Death; His Subsequent Sufferings, and Final Escape from Captivity, and from the British Dominions.

Narrative of the Life and Sufferings of a Young British Captive; William B. Lighton. (Minister of the Gospel.) Who Was a Soldier, Bound for Life in the British Army and in Which is Contained an Account of Its Character, and the Barbarous Method Practised in Punishing Their Soldiers; with an Interesting Account of His Escape from His Regime, His Capture, Imprisonment, Trial, and Condemnation to Death; His Subsequent Sufferings, and Final Escape from Captivity, and from the British Dominions.

By: Lighton, William B.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Lighton, William B.: 1836

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2299198

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. Light wear to spine head and to spine base, pencil note on front free endpaper, general light wear. 1836 Small Hard Cover. 228 pp. Narrative of the Life and Sufferings of a Young British Captive; William B. Lighton. (Minister of the Gospel.) Who Was a Soldier, Bound for Life in the British Army and in Which is Contained an Account of Its Character, and the Barbarous Method Practised in Punishing Their Soldiers; with an Interesting Account of His Escape from His Regime, His Capture, Imprisonment, Trial, and Condemnation to Death; His Subsequent Sufferings, and Final Escape from... View more info

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Ripper Diary: The Inside Story

By: Linder, Seth; Morris, Caroline; Skinner, Keith

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285385

ISBN: 0750929545

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. viii, 280 pp. Every bit as mysterious as the Whitechapel murders themselves, the Ripper Diaries have intrigued and infuriated both historical researchers and the Ripperologists since they first came to light in 1992. Either one of the most sensational finds of the 20th century or one of its most brilliant literary hoaxes, the diary of Jack the Ripper has created its own tangled and tortuous history. It is this history which Keith Skinner, Seth Linder and Caroline Morris disentangle in a work of literary sleuthing which offers a reassessment of ... View more info

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The People of the Abyss (Macmillan's Standard Library)

By: London, Jack

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers: 1907

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2260298

Condition: Very Good


1907 reissue. Spine slightly cocked, book plate on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 319 pp. With many illustrations from photographs. The People of the Abyss (1903) is a book by Jack London about life in the East End of London in 1902. He wrote this first-hand account after living in the East End (including the Whitechapel District) for several months, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. The conditions he experienced and wrote about were the same as those endured by an estimated 500,000 of the contemporary London poor. View more info

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The Diary of John Longe, Vicar of Coddenham, 1765-1834

By: Longe, John; Stone, Michael

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Suffolk Records Society: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284245

ISBN: 1843833573

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2008 Hard Cover. lxvii, 314 pp. An affluent and clubbable gentleman-parson of the Georgian age, for forty years John Longe contributed extensively to society in rural mid-Suffolk, heading a household which included ten domestic servants, plus farm staff. He enjoyed the company of his peers, both as host and guest, and travelled throughout the region, to Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and his native Norwich. Besides preaching and leading worship, Longe trained young curates; marshalled his parishioners under threat of Napoleon's invasion; and fulfilled the onerous res... View more info

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Darling Loosy: Letters to Princess Louise, 1856-1939

By: Longford, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285396

ISBN: 0297811797

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. Faint smudge on page ridge. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 325 pp. Corresponding regularly with her mother, brothers and sisters, as well as with her husband, the Marquess of Lorne, and many of the leading artists of the day, Princess Louise has left a vast collection of letters, primarily to her, at Windsor Castle. Invited by the Royal Archive to make a selection of these unpublished letters, which span a period of over eighty years, Elizabeth Longford, distinguished biographer of Queen Victoria, has made a fas... View more info

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Letters to His Son by the Earl of Chesterfield, on the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, in Two Volumes

By: Lord Chesterfield [Stanhope, Philip Dormer]; Leigh, Oliver H.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Dingwall-Rock, Ltd: 1925

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2266350

Condition: Very Good


Limited Beau Brummel edition, one of 1999 copies named after the leading figure in men's fashion in Regency England. Strangely, Volume 1 labeled #1607, volume 2 labeled #1907, but this is not a 'put together' set: both volumes have the same level of tone to the spine, and the same bookplate inside. Bookplate of Mary and William Eddy on front endpaper of each volume -- William Eddy was a U.S. minister to Saudi Arabia, a college professor, a U.S. Marine during the two world wars, and an intelligence officer. He married Mary Garvin following his graduation from Princeton. Spines toned. 1925 Hard ... View more info

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Northern England: Illustrated Regional Guide, No. 1 (Ancient Monuments in the Care of the Ministry of Public Building and Works)

By: Lord Harlech

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1966

Seller ID: 2297570

Condition: Very Good


One-inch tear to top edge of front jacket panel, small chip with tear to bottom edge of rear jacket panel. 1966 Hard Cover. 51 pp. The volumes in this series give a general survey of the archaeology of each region and descriptions of the sites and buildings now in the care of the Ministry of Public Building and Works. There are twenty pages of photographic illustrations. View more info

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Deadman's Hill: Was Hanratty Guilty?

By: Lord Russell of Liverpool

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Icon Books Limited: 1966

Seller ID: 2299125

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly toned, wrappers lightly rubbed, owner's library stamp on front flyleaf. 1966 Trade Paperback. 190 pp. James Hanratty (4 October 1936 – 4 April 1962), also known as the A6 Murderer, was a British criminal who was one of the final eight people in the UK to be executed before capital punishment was effectively abolished.[1] He was hanged at Bedford Gaol on 4 April 1962, after being convicted of the murder of scientist Michael Gregsten, aged 36, who was shot dead in a car on the A6 at Deadman's Hill, near Clophill, Bedfordshire in August 1961. Gregsten's mistress, Valerie Storie, w... View more info

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The Lieven-Palmerston Correspondence, 1828-1856

By: Lord Sudley; Squire, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283849

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name and date on front endpaper, jacket toned and a bit soiled, minor loss from jacket corners, jacket spine head and foot reinforced on reverse with clear tape. 1943 Hard Cover. xiv, 316, [2] pp. 8vo. Collected correspondence between the Princess Lieven, an ambassador, letter writer and political enthusiast (or, according to her enemies, dangerous intriguer and meddler), and Lady Palmerston View more info

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The Prim Romantic: A Biography of Ellis Cornelia Knight, 1758-1817

By: Luttrell, Barbara; Fulford, Roger

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283709

Condition: Good


First edition. Top edge foxed, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from spine head and foot and 1 inch closed tear on rear edge. 1965 Hard Cover. 240 pp. 8vo. A biography of the member of 19th century British and continental European society who wrote a sequel to Samuel Johnson's Rasselas, and later served with Queen Charlotte and Princess Charlotte. View more info

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Irish History (Minipedia)

By: Mac Annaidh, Seamas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Parragon Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 2274270

ISBN: 1405447621

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2005 Small Hard Cover. 320 pp. Encompassing stories of some of Ireland's greatest characters, the country's greatest moments and its darkest hours, Irish History tells the tale of the country's struggles and its victories, its people and its places, and its wealth of culture and traditions. It is the essential guide to the events and figures who have helped to shape the country today. View more info

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The History of England from the Accession of James II. -- Complete Five Volume Hardcover Set -- Volumes I, II, III, IV, and V [1, 2, 3, 4, & 5]

By: Macaulay, Thomas Babington

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Phillips, Sampson, and Company / Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company: 1859

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1977589

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed with minimal loss along spine edges, pencil name (E.R. Marvin) on front flyleaf of first volume, ink name and date (Arthur Tappan, 1860) on front flyleaf of second. 1859 Hard Cover. Complete in five volumes. xi, 551; xii, 540; xii, 620, 15-18; xi, 678, 19-24; viii, 335 pp. 8vo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Frontispiece of author engraved by D.L. Glover. Each volumed indexed individually, notes and extensive index of the entire work follows text of fifth volume. Fold-out of Lord Macaulay's Memoranda precedes text of fifth volume. The History of England from the... View more info

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The Castles of England: Their Story and Structure, in Two Volumes

By: Mackenzie, James D.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1897

Seller ID: 2266232

Condition: Very Good


Rebound, probably in first half of 20th century. Interior excellent - binding tight, pages clean & unmarked. Edge wear, spine & edges darkened a bit, rear joint of volume 1 tender. 1897 Full-Leather. Complete in two volumes. xxii, 475; 448. Crimson crushed morocco with raised spine bands, gilt titles & rules, new marbled endpapers, dated in gilt lettering at spine base. A photographic and historical survey of castles throughout England, arranged by county. Includes 40 plates, 158 text illustrations, and 70 plans. Not in Avery Memorial Library Catalog. View more info

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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Alone, 1932-1940

By: Manchester, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283477

ISBN: 0316545120

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Sticker on rear jacket corner, jacket edges a bit rubbed. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvi, 756 pp. 8vo. Alone is the second volume of William Manchester's brilliant three-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In this volume, we witness the war within, before the colossal war to come. During this period, Churchill was tested as few men are: relentlessly pursued by creditors, disowned by his own party, vociferously dismissed by the press as a warmonger, and twice nearly lost his seat in Parliament. Yet despite his personal and political troubl... View more info