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A History of Britain Through Art

By: Powell, Jillian

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Thomas Learning: 1996

Seller ID: 2200448

ISBN: 1568474407

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, pages faintly toned. 1996 Large Hardcover. 48 pp. Discover the amazing history of one of the world's most important nations in these colorful pages. From the earliest Britons to the modern United Kingdom, you'll see the people, places, and battles that led to the rise and fall of the British empire.Keywords: HISTORY OF BRITAIN THROUGH ART BRITISH View more info

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The Royal Tour, 1901 or, the Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir, Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's Voyage Around the British Empire

By: Price, Harry

Price: $12.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1980

Seller ID: 2204124

ISBN: 0688036678

Condition: Near Fine


Ink note to half-title page.Front jacket flap price-clipped. 1980 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. The Royal Tour is a facsimile of Petty Officer Harry Price's handwritten and illustrated account of the cruise of the HMS Ophir in 1901, when the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) toured almost the whole of the British Empire with the exception of India. They travelled via Gibraltar and Malta down the Red Sea to Colombo and Singapore, going on to Australia and New Zealand, across the Indian Ocean to South Africa via Mauritius and finally to Canada via St Vincent before r... View more info

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Hue and Cry: The Story of Henry and John Fielding and their Bow Street Runners

By: Pringle, Patrick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company: 1958

Seller ID: 2277822

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed, a few faint stains to jacket spine, front jacket flap price-clipped, jacket flaps previously taped down. No publisher date (circa mid 1900s). 1958 Hard Cover. 230 pp. Illustrated with portraits, drawings and documents. They called the thief-takers the Bow Street Runners because they worked out of Fielding's house in Bow Street. London in 1748 was the most lawless city of the day and the Fieldings and their Runners took the first steps to stop one of the most fantastic crime waves in history. Robbery, rape and murder were casually and frequently committed in the teeming, di... View more info

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The Church and Fortress of Dover Castle

By: Puckle, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John Henry and James Parker: 1864

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266240

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine lightly faded, top corner of a few pages bumped, several pages lightly foxed. 1864 Hard Cover. [vi], 132, 8-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Fold-out plan of Dover Castle and the Old Church, illustrations from drawings by the author, including a color frontispiece. Original brown cloth, gilt titles & top page ridge. View more info

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The Magic of a Name: The Rolls-Royce Story, Part Two: The Power Behind the Jets

By: Pugh, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Icon Books, UK / Totem Books, US: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195772

ISBN: 1840462841

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2001 Hard Cover. x, 342 pp. The Magic of a Name tells the story of the first 40 years of Britain's most prestigious manufacturer - Rolls-Royce. Beginning with the historic meeting in 1904 of Henry Royce and the Honourable C.S. Rolls, and the birth in 1906 of the legendary Silver Ghost, Peter Pugh tells a story of genius, skill, hard work and dedication which gave the world cars and aero engines unrivalled in their excellence. In 1915, 100 years ago, the pair produced their first aero engine, the Eagle which along with the Hawk, Falcon and Condor proved themselves in battle in th... View more info

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Hogarth's Progress

By: Quennell, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275030

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Quarter inch chip along jacket spine head, half inch by half inch chip along top right corner of jacket front, chip along front jacket hinge, light stain on jacket rear. 1955 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 318 pp. No one could be more fitted to portray the life of the great 18th century English painter than Quennell who has already shown in his Four Portraits: Studies of the Eighteenth Century a special affection for this period. Hogarth, the son of an impecunious school teacher, was in every sense a self-made man. Great artist that he was, he lacked a... View more info

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Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City (National Geographic Directions)

By: Quindlen, Anna

Price: $35.00

Publisher: National Geographic: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282373

ISBN: 0792265610

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 162 pp. Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in her suburban Philadelphia home—in one of her beloved childhood mystery novels. She has been back to London countless times since, through the pages of books and in person, and now, in Imagined London, she takes her own readers on a tour of this greatest of literary cities. While New York, Paris, and Dublin are also vividly portrayed in fiction, it is London, Quindlen argues, that has always been the st... View more info

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The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650

By: Rees, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Verso: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292479

ISBN: 1784783889

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket shows light edge wear and a few small stains. 2016 Hard Cover. The Levellers, formed out of the explosive tumult of the 1640s and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of democracy. In this thrilling narrative, John Rees brings to life the men—including John Lilburne, Richard Overton and Thomas Rainsborough—and women who ensured victory and became an inspiration to republicans of many nations. View more info

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Rosyth Castle: A Notable Fifeshire Ruin.

By: Reid, Alan

Price: $70.00

Publisher: A. Romanes, 'Press' Office.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1928336

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Photograph of Rosyth Castle mounted on front endpaper, owner bookplate and ink name & address on front endpaper, front & end matter lightly foxed. 1898 Hard Cover. 103 pp. Original maroon cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped rules. A history and architectural study of the 15th-century Scottish tower house located in Fife, Scotland, which was occupied by Oliver Cromwell's army in 1651. The book was published in the same year the castle became the property of the Admiralty (which at the time controlled the British Royal Navy). Illustrated with engravings, diagrams, and photographs. View more info

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Culloden Moor 1746: The Death of the Jacobite Cause (Osprey Campaign Series Book 106)

By: Reid, Stuart

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Osprey: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292539

ISBN: 1841764124

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Faint edge wear. 2002 Soft Cover. Osprey's study of the most important battle of the Jacobite Risings (1688-1746). The final demise of Jacobitism amid the slaughter of the Highland clans on a cold and damp Culloden Moor in April 1746 is undoubtedly one of the most famous battles in British military history. It has also been, until recently, one of the least understood from both a military and political perspective. In this modern and highly detailed account, this book combines a thorough understanding of 18th century tactics, an intimate knowledge of the b... View more info

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The Origins of Modern Feminism: Women in Britain, France and the United States, 1780-1860

By: Rendall, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Schocken Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262058

ISBN: 0805239456

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly toned. Top page ridge faintly foxed, very minor pencil marginalia. 1984 Hard Cover. vi, 382 pp. This comparative study analyses the emergence of feminist movements and their differing characters in Britain, France and the United States. Jane Rendall examines the social, economic and cultural factors which affected women's status in society, and led some women to act, individually and collectively, to seek to change it. The Enlightenment emphasis on women's 'nature' and the evangelical stress on the moral potential of women contributed to a framework of ideas which... View more info

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Sovereign Britain

By: Reynolds, James

Price: $4.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261896

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with two chips along jacket spine-head, jacket faintly foxed, jacket flap corners clipped. 1955 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 368 pp. Mr. Reynolds has placed particular emphasis on the great houses and castles of England which are maintained by the National Trust. Here are to be found in art and furnishings the finest examples of the various periods in which they were built. View more info

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Nineteenth-Century Britain: Integration and Diversity

By: Robbins, Keith

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2206899

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. 205 pp. The Ford Lectures, delivered in the University of Oxford, 1986-1987. While nineteenth-century Britain was committed to achieving national integration, it also hoped to maintain regional diversity. Keith Robbins looks at various aspects of life which served to unite or divide the nation, including religion, patterns of eating and drinking, the political system, commercial development, education, language, literature, and music. He concludes that the British nation, though not uniform in character, became sufficiently consolidated throughout the ninetee... View more info

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The True History of the Blackadder: The Unadulterated Tale of the Creation of a Comedy Legend [Black Adder]

By: Roberts, J.F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Preface: 2012

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2283914

ISBN: 1848093462

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth printing. A very nice copy. 2012 Hard Cover. 454 pp. British history as we know it is a cluttered patchwork of questionable stories which have been rewritten, reevaluated, and ridiculed, and yet there is still an unquestioned narrative thread which runs through the nation's historical record, accepted as the factual history. But final editorial control has always belonged to the winners. And nobody likes winners ... This will be this the very first in-depth examination of the creation of a British institution like no other, arguably the greatest sitcom of all time. With the participatio... View more info

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Channel Dash: The Fantastic Story of the German Battle Fleet's Escape Through the English Channel in Broad Daylight

By: Robertson, Terence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205230

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Black smudge to bottom edge of boards and endpapers, owners stamp to front endpaper.Jacket edges rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1958 Hard Cover. 208 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. For eleven months during World War II, Intelligence had warned the British Admiralty that three German cruisers--the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Prinz Eugen--lying at Brest would attempt an escape to home waters through the English Channel--very possibly in broad daylight. The Air Ministry and Admiralty, who believed it highly unlikely that the Germans would attempt such a daring m... View more info

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Words of John Robinson (Old South Leaflets, No 142)

By: Robinson, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Directors of the Old South Work:

Seller ID: 2266829

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date. 20 pp. Robinson's farewell address to the Pilgrims upon their departure from Holland, 1620. John Robinson (1576–1625) was the pastor of the Pilgrim Fathers before they left on the Mayflower. He became one of the early leaders of the English Separatists and is regarded (along with Robert Browne) as one of the founders of the Congregational Church. View more info

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Esther Price: The Life Story of an Apprentice at Quarry Bank Mill

By: Robinson, Keith

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Quarry Bank Mill Trust: 1994

Seller ID: 2265013

ISBN: 0946414092

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1994 Stapled Binding. 13 pp. Quarry Bank Mill (also known as Styal Mill) in Styal, Cheshire, England, is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and is now a museum of the cotton industry. Built in 1784, the mill is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building,[1] and inspired the 2013 television series The Mill.[2] View more info

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The Building of Perry's Fleet on Lake Erie 1812-1813

By: Rosenberg, Max

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg: 1987

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2181930

Condition: Good


4th printing. First page repaired at binding, light stains on back cover, pencil underlining in text. 1987 Trade Paperback. viii, 72 pp. During the War of 1812 against Britain, Perry supervised the building of a fleet at Erie, Pennsylvania, at the age of 27. He earned the title Hero of Lake Erie for leading American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie... Black and white photos included. View more info

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Norman England: An Archaeological Perspective on the Norman Conquest

By: Rowley, Trevor

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Batsford: 2003

Seller ID: 2266918

ISBN: 0713480602

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 2003 Soft Cover. What impact did the Norman Conquest have on England? Using archaeological, architectural, and topographical evidence, this fascinating history tells the entire dramatic story of Norman England, particularly focusing on the castles, monasteries and churches constructed during that period and their effect on the landscape. View more info

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The Mary Rose: The Excavation and Raising of Henry VIII's Flagship

By: Rule, Margaret

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Conway Maritime Press: 1983

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2195159

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Ink gift note on title page. 1983 Hard Cover. This famous Tudor shipwreck has delivered to our century a host of fascinating artifacts and human remains, preserved since the 16th century in the mud and silt of the Solent. This book takes us step by step through what we now know of the actual sinking and how it settled into the bottom. View more info

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The Houndsditch Murders and the Siege of Sidney Street

By: Rumbelow, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The History Press: 2009

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2285110

ISBN: 0750950722

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. 224 pp. In December 1910 an armed gang of Latvian revolutionaries killed three policemen while escaping from a robbery in Houndsditch, London. Nearly three weeks later, police were tipped off that two of the gang were hiding in a house in Sydney Street. So began the siege, which ended with a burning house and two dead gunmen. View more info

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The Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone (The Prime Ministers of Queen Victoria - A Series of Political Biographies)

By: Russell, George W.E.; Reid, Stuart J. (Editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1891

Seller ID: 1914631

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned. 1891 Hard Cover. xi, 289 pp., 2-page terminal publisher ad. Original green cloth, gilt titles. Frontispiece of Gladstone. A biography of one of Queen Victoria's prime ministers. He held the office more than any other person (four separate times), and is consistently ranked among the greatest to serve in this capacity. View more info

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The British Navy's Air Arm: The Official Story of the British Navy's Air Operations

By: Rutter, Owen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Infantry Journal / Penguin Books: 1944

Seller ID: 2193837

Condition: Good


First two pages loose from binding, chip out of top corner of first two pages, pages heavily toned. 1944 Mass Market Paperback. 248 pp. A narration of British Navy's Air operations, with over 100 black and white photographs. View more info

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English Country Houses

By: Sackville-West, V. [Vita]

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Collins: 1947

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2292336

Condition: Very Good


Fifth printing. A very good copy in a very good jacket. 1947 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 46 pp. With 8 plates in colour and 23 illustrations in black-and-white. This book offers a brief history of the English country house from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, and of the people who built and lived in them from common squires to kings and queens. View more info

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A Memoir of Rev. Henry Martyn, B.D. Late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Chaplain to the Honorable East India Company

By: Sargent, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1839

Seller ID: 2288962

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date (ink date dated 1839). Quarter-inch by half-inch chip to spine head. Ink and pencil notes on front and rear endpapers. 444 pp. Henry Martyn (18 February 1781 – 16 October 1812) was an Anglican priest and missionary to the peoples of India and Persia. Born in Truro, Cornwall, he was educated at Truro Grammar School and St John's College, Cambridge.[1] A chance encounter with Charles Simeon led him to become a missionary. He was ordained a priest in the Church of England and became a chaplain for the British East India Company. Martyn arrived in India in April 1806, where he ... View more info

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English and American Textiles: From 1790 to the Present

By: Schoeser, Mary; Rufey, Celia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291184

ISBN: 0500014736

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flap edges very faintly toned. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. 1989 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. Here is a lavish pictorial celebration of two centuries of furnishing textile design, charting the changing tastes and technical innovations of succeeding decades from 1790 to the present day. The authors look at both the styles of the grand interior and at the textiles that were available for the average home. Copious illustrations of the fabrics themselves are supplemented with pictures of rooms, showing how they were used at windows, on floors, and in upholstery; while ... View more info

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Wallington's World: A Puritan Artisan in Seventeenth-Century London

By: Seaver, Paul S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Methuen: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198810

ISBN: 0416405304

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1985 Hard Cover. ix, 258 pp. This unique portrait of the life, thought, and attitudes of a London Puritan turner is based on the extraordinary personal papers of Nehemiah Wallington--2,600 surviving pages of memoirs, religious reflections, political musings and letters. Coming to maturity during the reign of Jame I, Wallington witnessed the persecution of Puritans during Archbishop Laud's ascendancy, welcomed what he thought would be the godly revolution brought by the Long Parliament, and watched with increasing disillusionment the failure of that dream under the Rump Parliamen... View more info

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The Hundred Years War: The English in France, 1337-1453

By: Seward, Desmond

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1999

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2284303

ISBN: 0140283617

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Trade Paperback. 296 pp. From 1337 to 1453 England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. Though it was a small, poor country, England for most of those hundred years won the battles, sacked the towns and castles, and dominated the war. The protagonists of the Hundred Years War are among the most colorful in European history: Edward III, the Black Prince; Henry V, who was later immortalized by Shakespeare; the splendid but inept John II, who died a prisoner in London; Charles V, who very nearly ov... View more info

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Untrodden English Ways

By: Shelley, Henry C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287370

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. An excellent copy. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 341 pp. Gilt decor and titles on spine and front board. Top page ridge gilt. Deckled edge. 4 color plates. Black-and-white plates and illustrations from drawings by H.C. Colby and photographs by the author. Perhaps it will be of service to the tourist to point out that the chapters are arranged in a geographical order, and that by starting at St. Ives in Cornwall it will be possible to follow these untrodden ways in easy sequence. View more info

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Aircraft Identification: Friend or Foe? Part One, Fighters and Bombers

By: Shepherd, E. Colston

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Temple Press, Ltd.: 1940

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2283109

Condition: Good


Fourth edition. Wrappers unattached at first staple, light smudge on front wrapper, silhouette cut out from page 48. 1940 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 48 pp. This presents five detailed and accurate silhouette drawings and four comparative photographs of each of thirteen British military aeroplanes and nine German aeroplanes. There are also photographs of four of Germany's troop-carrying aeroplanes and two pages of comparative bomber silhouettes. View more info