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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. We have more books available by this author!. 242 pp. Inigo Jones (/??n??o?/; 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 mar... View more info

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The Best of Britain

By: Leitch, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hamlyn: 1978

Seller ID: 2203653

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

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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. 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 fascinating choice as well as providing a detaile... 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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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: Boston, 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. We have more books available by this author!. 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... 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

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

By: Manchester, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1988

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2291319

ISBN: 0316545120

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Top edge lightly foxed. 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 troubles, Churchill managed to assem... View more info

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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville (Penguin Classics)

By: Mandeville, John; Moseley, C.W.R.D.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1983

Seller ID: 2269479

ISBN: 0140444351

Condition: Very Good


Minor general wear to wrappers, pages faintly toned. 1983 Trade Paperback. 206 pp. Ostensibly written by an English knight, the Travels purport to relate his experiences in the Holy Land, Egypt, India and China. Mandeville claims to have served in the Great Khan's army, and to have travelled in 'the lands beyond' - countries populated by dog-headed men, cannibals, Amazons and Pygmies. Although Marco Polo's slightly earlier narrative ultimately proved more factually accurate, Mandeville's was widely known, used by Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci and Martin Frobisher, and inspiring writers as divers... View more info

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The Older Universities of England: Oxford & Cambridge

By: Mansbridge, Albert; Mansbridge, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204823

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good.Jacket edges heavily rubbed, one inch open tear to jacket rear, top edge of jacket spine chipped, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1923 Hard Cover. xxiv, 308 pp. Based upon a course of lectures delivered on the Lowell Foundation, Boston, U.S.A., March 1922. Albert Mansbridge was a member of the Royal Commission on Oxford and Cambridge Universities and played a leading part in its investigation and report. His book is a living document, presenting not merely an historical account of these famous universities, but an interpretation of their place in the intellectual, pol... View more info

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Gothic: Art for England, 1400-1547

By: Marks, Richard; Williamson, Paul; Townsend, Eleanor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: V & A Publications / Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292795

ISBN: 0810965577

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light stain along jacket base. 2003 Large Hardcover. 496 pp. Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547 is the definitive catalogue to a major V&A exhibition celebrating the glories of late medieval English art and architecture. It also provides a compelling introduction to the age, the only publication of such size and scope to cover this important period of English history. View more info

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British Submarines at War, 1939-1945

By: Mars, Alastair; Roxburgh, J.C.Y.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205801

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, owner's stamp to front endpaper. Near fine. 1971 Hard Cover. 256 pp. CONTENTS: Foreword by Vice-Admiral J.C.Y. Roxbourgh; Author's Introduction; Before the Second World War; Home Waters before the Invasion of Norway; The Influence of British Submarine Power in the Far East; British Submarine Operations in the Far East, September 1939-June 1940; The Norwegian Campaign; Mediterranean Operations, June 1940-May 1941; The Scene at Home, July 1940-February 1942; The Ascendancy of Malta-Based Submarines, July 1941-March 1942; The Fight for Malta: March-August 1942; 'The Army... View more info

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Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill - The Romantic Years 1854-1895; The Dramatic Years 1895-1921 (Two Volume Set)

By: Martin, Ralph G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet: 1970

Seller ID: 1737560

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printings. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The scandalous American beauty who ruled an age and raised a son to shape history, Winston Churchill. View more info

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Aircraft Identification, Part One: British Monoplanes

By: Masefield, Peter G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Temple Press, Ltd.: 1942

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2283104

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Very faint stain along top edge of front wrapper. 1942 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. Photographs, silhouettes, dimensions, weights, performance figures and general data are given for the 32 chief types of British-built monoplanes flying with the R.A.F. In all there are 128 photographs and 96 silhouettes. View more info

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Aircraft Identification, Part Four: American Monoplanes with the R.A.F.

By: Masefield, Peter G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Temple Press, Ltd.: 1942

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2283106

Condition: Good


Second edition. Wrappers laminated, wrappers unattached at top staple, pages lightly toned. 1942 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. This book is an attempt to give a record of the leading American types in British service in a form in which their chief characteristics are stressed both for recognition purposes and as a detailed survey of their qualities. Includes illustrations. View more info

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Aircraft Identification: Friend or Foe? Part Four, American Types for the R.A.F.

By: Masefield, Peter G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Temple Press, Ltd.: 1941

Seller ID: 2283120

Condition: Very Good


Minor chip to bottom corner of front wrapper, ink stamp on rear wrapper. 1941 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 62 pp. ...distinctive characteristics of 31 American military aeroplanes for the R.A.F. are recorded in this book together with five-view silhouettes and four photographs of each. View more info

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Catherine of Aragon

By: Mattingly, Garrett

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Book-of-the-Month Club: 1990

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2283951

ISBN: 1582881979

Condition: Near Fine


Book club edition. 1990 Hard Cover. 477, [1] pp. 8vo. Genealogical tables precede text. Queen Catherine of England Catherine of Aragon (Castilian: Catalina de Aragón y Castilla) (December 16, 1485 - January 7, 1536) was queen consort of England as Henry VIII of England's first wife. Henry tried to have their twenty-four year marriage annulled in part because all their male heirs apparently died in childhood, with only one of their six children, Princess Mary (later Queen Mary I) surviving as heir presumptive, at a time when there was no precedent for a woman on the throne. The Pope refused to... View more info

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Catherine of Aragon

By: Mattingly, Garrett

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2290593

Condition: Good


Early reprint. Lacks jacket. Light stain and a few dark smudges on rear board. 1941 Hard Cover. 477, [3] pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece of Catherine of Aragon, black-and-white plates of Henry VIII, Thomas More, Catherine of Aragon, Charles V, Anne Boleyn, and Thomas Cromwell. Genealogical tables precede text. Queen Catherine of England Catherine of Aragon (Castilian: Catalina de Aragón y Castilla) (December 16, 1485 - January 7, 1536) was queen consort of England as Henry VIII of England's first wife. Henry tried to have their twenty-four year marriage annulled in part because all their male hei... View more info

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London's Underworld

By: Mayhew, Henry; Quennell, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bracken Books: 1987

Seller ID: 2276812

ISBN: 0946495041

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 427 pp. Source used by Charles Dickens. In 1862, eleven years after the publication of Henry Mayhew's gigantic survey of conditions among the London proletariat, London Labour and the London Poor, a fourth volume was added to the series. Previously Mayhew had concerned himself with those who were prepared to work, provided employment could be found, or whose means of livelihood, though often haphazard or bohemian, were not definitely outside the law. In this new volume, however, he and his collabor... View more info

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Mayhew's London

By: Mayhew, Henry; Quennell, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bracken Books: 1984

Seller ID: 2276813

ISBN: 0946495033

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket very faintly toned, jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 592 pp. Source used by Charles Dickens. London Labour and the London Poor is a work of Victorian journalism by Henry Mayhew. In the 1840s he observed, documented and described the state of working people in London for a series of articles in a newspaper, the Morning Chronicle, that were later compiled into book form. The articles go into deep, almost pedantic detail concerning the trades, habits, religion and domestic arrangements of the thousands of people working the st... View more info

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Medieval Britain

By: McAleavy, Tony

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1540267

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages slightly toned. 1991 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 80 pp. Part of the Cambridge History Programme which is designed to meet the history requirements of the National Curriculum, this book covers medieval Britain. View more info