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

By: Rule, Margaret

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Conway Maritime Press: 1983

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2195159

ISBN: 0851772897

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Ink inscription 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 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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London

By: Russell, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1994

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2295386

ISBN: 0810981963

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1994 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. Following John Russell's highly successful Paris, this lavishly illustrated volume explores the key aspects of London: its architecture, monuments, notable citizens, landmarks, and more. Nearly 200 paintings, photographs, and other illustrations bring to life the fascinating text by former London Sunday Times art critic Russell. 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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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

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Aircraft Identification: Friend or Foe? Part One (Revised), British and German Fighters and Bombers

By: Shepherd, E. Colston

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Temple Press, Ltd.: 1940

Seller ID: 2283111

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear. 1940 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 62 pp. Where there have been design modifications, new silhouette drawings have been made, new photographs have been obtained and new pictorial illustrations have been prepared. Here is the detail in five views shown by silhouette and the appearance in general form shown by photographs with the correct markings. View more info

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Aircraft Identification: Friend or Foe? Part Two (Revised), British and German Troop Carriers and Seaplanes, British Trainers

By: Shepherd, E. Colston

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Temple Press, Ltd.: 1940

Seller ID: 2283115

Condition: Good


One-inch tear along spine head of front wrapper, quarter-inch tear along spine base of front wrapper. 1940 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 62 pp. An identification guide to British and German aircraft carriers and seaplanes. Includes illustrations. View more info

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London 1808-1870: The Infernal Wen (The History of London)

By: Sheppard, Francis

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2177760

ISBN: 0520018478

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1 inch jacket tear. 1971 Hard Cover. xx, 427 pp. 8vo. A 62-year scholarly history of London, England, including information on the effects of the railway age and steam power, sanitation and public health, local government, the Poor Law and trade unionism, the working classes, church and state roles in education. View more info

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Dacorum--Within Living Memory

By: Shipman, Cathy; Jackson, Don

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pageprint (Watford) Ltd.: 1988

Seller ID: 2289013

ISBN: 0951177737

Condition: Near Fine


Front jacket flap price-clipped, top edge of jacket very lightly bumped. 1988 Large Hardcover. 240 pp. The blossoming of Hemel Hempstead from small country-town into a very successful new town too little more than a decade. A diverse mix of modern industry and well-planned areas of open space between the varied housing estates avoids soul-destroying monotony. The pressure upon Hemel Hempstead to fill vacant plots with offices and factories has been resisted; a blend of old and new is successfully retained--and appreciated. If there has been a blot upon Hemel Hempstead's reputation it is that i... View more info

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Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum, Volume I: Blue and White and Excavated Material

By: Smith, Sheenah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norfolk Museums Service: 1975

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289028

Condition: Good


Ex Libris bookplate signed by author without inscription. Light stain along top edge, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1975 Large Softcover. 297, 40 pp. CONTENTS: Foreword; Acknowledgements; History of the Factory; History of the Collection; Catalogue; Indexes; Plates. View more info

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Jack the Ripper: The Inquest of the Final Victim Mary Kelly

By: Smithkey, John, III; Evans, Stewart P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Key Publications: 1998

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2296573

ISBN: 0966241916

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. Minor shelf wear. 1998 Large Softcover. x, 118 pp. During the morning of November 9, 1888 Mary Jane Kelly was brutally murdered in her small one room dwelling by a killer who history has recorded as the most famous murderer of all time...Jack the Ripper! This book contains the actual facsimile of both, the witness testimonies of the coroner's inquest and witness statements taken on that dreadful November morning. This book explores the following mysteries: Was it Mary Kelly who screamed murder! during the early morning hours of November 9, 1888? Were the r... View more info

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Elizabeth I

By: Somerset, Anne

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289586

ISBN: 0394544358

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Very good in near fine jacket. Boards lightly rubbed. 1991 Hard Cover. x, [4], 636 pp. 8vo. Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine providence of her sovereignty and exercised supreme authority over the intrigue-laden Tudor court and Elizabethan England at large. Brilliant, m... View more info

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Coast: A Celebration of Britain's Coastal Heritage (BBC Books)

By: Somerville, Christopher; Crane, Nicholas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: BBC Books: 2005

Seller ID: 2265029

ISBN: 0563522798

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 2005 Large Softcover. 191 pp. In Coast, natural history journalist Christopher Somerville takes you on a grand tour of the outer limits of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Beautiful photography, clear maps, and evocative essays all illuminate the majesty and variety to be found where Britain meets the sea. This is, after all, the longest coastline in Europe. From the dramatic cliffs of Eastbourne’s Beachy Head to the spare beauty of the Norfolk salt marshes; from the storm-wracked Cape Wrath at the edge of the Scottish Highlands to the peaceful wooded creeks of Cornwall’s Hel... View more info

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Secret Service: British Agents in France, 1792-1815

By: Sparrow, Elizabeth

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Boydell Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283952

ISBN: 0851157645

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly scuffed. 1999 Hard Cover. xvi, 459, [5] pp. 8vo. Something rare in the study of a period or a subject: a genuinely substantial addition to knowledge, of a kind that will henceforth need to be taken fully into account in any study of the British conduct of the great French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. JOHN EHRMAN A tour de force of research, an essential document for future students of the subject. JOHN LE CARRÉ Elizabeth Sparrow traces the origins of the British secret service to the turbulent aftermath of the French revolution, when Pitt's government, conc... View more info

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Edward VII: Prince and King

By: St. Aubyn, Giles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Atheneum: 1979

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2296444

ISBN: 0689109377

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Half-inch tear along top edge of front jacket panel. Pencil notes on front free endpaper. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 555 pp. Through half a century of public service King Edward had the advantage of a private secretary whose tact, judgement, loyalty and affection never failed him. Francis Knollys was one of that small intimate circle from whom he had no secrets, personal or political. Previous biographers of the King have lamented the too perfect discretion that led Knollys to destroy all his papers on his master's death, but in fact his disc... View more info

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Queen Victoria: A Portrait

By: St. Aubyn, Giles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Atheneum: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296800

ISBN: 0689121415

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly soiled. Page ridges lightly soiled, sticker ghosting on front paste-down endpaper, a few pages dog-eared. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 669 pp. Recreates Queen Victoria's relationships with her family, her ministers, and her servants to depict the life of the ruler of the world's largest empire. View more info

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Transatlantic Shermans

By: Stratton, Bertha L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bertha L. Stratto: 1969

Seller ID: 2294784

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, ink name on front free endpaper, owner's library mark on title page. Related notes laid in. 1969 Hard Cover. iii, 202 pp. Includes fold-out genealogical tree of the Shermans. Genealogy of the Sherman family originally from Suffolk, England, early comers to New England. They came to the US in the 1630's. View more info

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Emily Rowland; or, The Young Christian Contemplated in Life and Death - An Authentic Memoir

By: Sutcliffe, J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Religious Tract Society: 1836

Seller ID: 2290964

Condition: Fair


Wrappers rubbed & lightly stained, rear wrapper loosening at hinge, pencil marks on endpapers, pages lightly toned & foxed. 1836 Small Softcover. 72 pp. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2. Biography of a tragic early 19th century figure named Emily Rowland, who died of consumption at the age of 19 in 1835. View more info

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The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery

By: Taggart, Ross E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum: 1967

Seller ID: 2198681

Condition: Very Good


Large softcover in very good jacket. Sticker to jacket cover. 219 pp. The English pottery illustrated and described in this catalogue is a true collection, integrated and logical, and not simply an accumulation of specimens. The pieces have been assembled with knowledge and selectivity. As a collection, the importance of the Burnap English pottery cannot be overestimated. Its value lies not alone in the number of pieces, nor in the rarity of many of them, but rather in their excellence as types within the scope of the collection viewed as a whole. View more info

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The Farringford Journal of Emily Tennyson, 1853-1864

By: Tennyson, Emily; Hutchings, Richard J.; Hinton, Brian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Isle of Wight County Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2198822

ISBN: 0951037919

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1986 Trade Paperback. 153 pp. Emily Sarah Tennyson, Baroness Tennyson was the wife of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and a creative talent in her own right. She was born Emily Sarah Sellwood at Horncastle in Lincolnshire. Her father was a solicitor who acted for the Tennyson family many times over the years. During Tennyson's lifetime, Emily was his strong supporter and employed her own talents in setting some of his lyrics to music. After his death in 1892, Lady Tennyson devoted herself to helping her son write the authorized biography. View more info

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100 Years of Aviation History (The Royal Air Force Museum)

By: The Royal Air Force Museum

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Garrod and Lofthouse International Limited, Caterham and Crawley / Pitkin Pictorials: 1974

Seller ID: 2207352

Condition: Near Fine


Sticker to rear wrapper. 1974 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. Stapled binding. A pictorial history of a century of aviation, illustrated with color and black & white photographs and illustrations from the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. View more info

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Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places., in Six Volumes - A New Edition, Carefully Revised and Corrected.

By: Thornbury, Walter

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.: 1890

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2271255

Condition: Very Good


Light mottled staining on rear board of first volume, spines and endpapers toned, small tear to corner of rear free endpaper of first volume. 1890 Half-Leather. Green morocco spines and corners over navy blue cloth boards, gilt tiles, gilt and blind-stamped rules and decorations, marbled edges and endpapers, numerous engraved illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for Who's Who in British History, in Eight Volumes: Roman Britain & Anglo-Saxon England, 55 B.C. - A.D. 1066; Early Medieval England, 1066-1272; Late Medieval England, 1272-1485; Tudor England, 1485-1603; Stuart Britain, 1603-1714; Early Hanoverian Britain, 1714-1789; Late Hanoverian Britain, 1789-1837; Victorian Britain, 1851-1901

Who's Who in British History, in Eight Volumes: Roman Britain & Anglo-Saxon England, 55 B.C. - A.D. 1066; Early Medieval England, 1066-1272; Late Medieval England, 1272-1485; Tudor England, 1485-1603; Stuart Britain, 1603-1714; Early Hanoverian Britain, 1714-1789; Late Hanoverian Britain, 1789-1837; Victorian Britain, 1851-1901

By: Treasure, Geoffrey; Fletcher, Richard; Tyerman, Christopher; Hicks, Michael; Routh, C.R.N.; Hill, C.P.; Ellis, Roger

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Stackpole Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2174181

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Top edges lightly foxed. 2002 Hard Cover. xvii, 248; xii, 386; xxii, 358; xiii, 446; xvi, 416; xiii, 416; xii, 435; x, 436 pp. 8vo. A biographical dictionary of notable figures in Great Britain from 55 B.C. through 1901, edited by Geoffrey Treasure, with contributions by various authors. Arranged chronologically, and placing each individual in the context of their time period, this set can be read as if it were a chronological history of Britain. Includes maps, family trees, chronological timelines, glossaries, bibliographical notes, and an index for each volume. View more info

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England Under the Stuarts (Volume V)

By: Trevelyan, George Macaulay

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co., Ltd. / Barnes & Noble Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 2198809

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine very slightly cocked, pages very lightly toned. 1965 Hard Cover. xiii, 546 pp. Volume five of eight volume set. A history of England under the Stuarts from 1603 - 1715. Includes maps. View more info

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The Golden Oriole: A 200-Year History of an English Family in India

By: Trevelyan, Raleight

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 1987

Seller ID: 2200979

ISBN: 067081184X

Condition: Good


Pages lightly foxed, spine slightly cocked. Jacket toned. 1987 Hard Cover. xiii, 536 pp. Includes black-and-white maps, family trees, and illustrations. Raleigh Trevelyan's great longing was always to return to the place he had remembered best, Gilgit, on the borders of Sinkiang and the USSR. Could any place have been so beautiful? Could he ever have been so happy? For eight months of the year what had seemed like Shangri-La had been cut off from the world by snow. Summer was spent in a 'hut' at Gulmarg with a vast view over the Vale of Kashmir. As for his birthplace, he was determined to revi... View more info