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George and Marina: The Duke and Duchess of Kent

By: Warwick, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283690

ISBN: 0297794531

Condition: Good


First edition. Pages toned, edges of jacket lightly stained (only visible on reverse). 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [5], 176 pp. 8vo. A biography of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, published on the twentieth anniversary of Marina's death. Includes 16 pages of black-and-white photographs. View more info

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England in the Reign of Edward III (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)

By: Waugh, Scott L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2289120

ISBN: 0521325102

Condition: Good


Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Pencil underlining. 1991 Hard Cover. xi, 303 pp. The reign of Edward III is usually remembered for his stirring victories over the French and Scots. Yet these triumphs occurred against a domestic backdrop of economic upheaval, crime, high taxation and the Black Death. Edward's ability to pursue his ambitions amid such challenges shows the effectiveness of his leadership and the resilience of English institutions. This book examines the strains on English life in this remarkable era, and shows how an interlocking network of hierarchies at each level enabled Ed... View more info

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British Diplomacy, 1813-1815: Select Documents Dealing with the Reconstruction of Europe

By: Webster, C.K.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G. Bell and Sons Ltd.: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289762

Condition: Good


First edition. Pencil underlining and marginalia, light stain on top corner of title page causing minor loss of text (the 'BRIT' in 'BRITISH'). 1921 Hard Cover. xlvii, [1], 409, [5] pp. 8vo. A collection of important documents regarding European diplomacy after the fall of Napoleon, with an introduction providing historical context. View more info

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Uncrowned King: The Life of Prince Albert

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Free Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285505

ISBN: 0684834863

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 478 pp. Offering a biography of Albert, this work examines how the Prince Consort was plucked from obscurity from a tiny German principality to sire the succession in the most powerful empire in the world. It examines his marriage, his popularity and the effect he made on Britain. View more info

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The Wars of the Roses

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ballantine: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275603

ISBN: 0345404335

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Pages lightly toned. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the English throne. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names were ruined while rising dynasties seized power and lands. The war between the royal houses of Lancaster and York, the most complex in English history, profoundly altered the course of the monarchy. Alison Weir, one of the foremost authorities on British history, brings brilliantly to life ... View more info

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The Life of Elizabeth I

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2280397

ISBN: 0345425502

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 532 pp. Author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Weir investigates the life of Queen Elizabeth I. Despite being the most influential sovereign in England's history, her life was quite private. Among the topics researched are her love of the Earl of Leicester and whether her status of remaining single was influenced by her mother, Anne Boleyn. View more info

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Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285032

ISBN: 0345453190

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corner of rear jacket flap bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 487 pp. Isabella arrived in London in 1308, the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Her marriage to the heir to England’s throne was designed to heal old political wounds between the two countries, and in the years that followed, she would become an important figure, a determined and clever woman whose influence would come to last centuries. But Queen Isabella’s political machinations led generations of historians to malign her, earning her a ... View more info

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Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285033

ISBN: 0345453239

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 392 pp. Acclaimed author Alison Weir has been prolific with her books on English royalty covering everything from the Houses of York and Lancaster to the reigns of the Tudors and beyond. Now this remarkable historian brings to life the extraordinary tale of the woman who was ancestor to them all: Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who was to become one of the most crucial figures in the history of the British royal dynasties. Born in the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was only twelve ... View more info

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The Children of Henry VIII

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2285113

ISBN: 0345391187

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 385 pp. At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince Edward; the Lady Mary, the adult daughter of his first wife Katherine of Aragon; the Lady Elizabeth, the teenage daughter of his second wife Anne Boleyn; and his young great-niece, the Lady Jane Grey. In her brilliantly compelling new book, Alison Weir, author of four highly acclaimed chronicles of English royalty, paints a unique portrait of these four extraordinary rulers, examining th... View more info

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The Life of Elizabeth I

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1998

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2285116

ISBN: 0345405331

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing. Jacket spine base lightly bumped. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 532 pp. Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I reigned prosperously for more than forty years, from 1558 until her death in 1603. During her rule, however, she remained an extremely private person, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one--not even her closest, most trusted advisors. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir brings the enigmatic figure of Elizabeth 1 to life as... View more info

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The Princes in the Tower

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1992

Seller ID: 2285117

ISBN: 0345383729

Condition: Near Fine


Front jacket flap price-clipped. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 287 pp. Despite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, remain two of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. Did Richard III really kill 'the Princes in the Tower,' as is commonly believed, or was the murderer someone else entirely? Carefully examining every shred of contemporary evidence as well as dozens of modern accounts, English historian Alison Weir reconstructs the entire ... View more info

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Henry VIII: The King and His Court (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2002

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2285141

ISBN: 034543708X

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Top corner of last few pages faintly dog-eared. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 632 pp. Henry VIII, renowned for his command of power and celebrated for his intellect, presided over one of the most magnificent–and dangerous–courts in Renaissance Europe. Never before has a detailed, personal biography of this charismatic monarch been set against the cultural, social, and political background of his glittering court. Now Alison Weir, author of the finest royal chronicles of our time, brings to vibrant life the turbulent, complex figu... View more info

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The Princes in the Tower

By: Weir, Alison; Rendell, Ruth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1999

Seller ID: 2200342

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase edges rubbed. 1999 Hard Cover. xv, [3], 264 pp. 8vo. Foreword by Ruth Rendell. Despite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, remain two of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. Did Richard III really kill 'the Princes in the Tower,' as is commonly believed, or was the murderer someone else entirely? Carefully examining every shred of contemporary evidence as well as dozens of modern accounts, English historian Alison Weir reconstructs ... View more info

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Macaronic Sermons: Bilingualism and Preaching in Late-Medieval England

By: Wenzel, Siegfried

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Michigan: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271049

ISBN: 0472105213

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1994 Hard Cover. Examines the controversies surrounding preaching in both Latin and the English language during the Middle Ages. View more info

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Recollections, 1832 to 1886, in Two Volumes

By: West, Algernon

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1899

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2289599

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. A few small spots on boards. 1899 Hard Cover. xiii, [3], 378, [6]; xii, [2], 333, [3] pp. 8vo. Includes portraits and illustrations. The memoirs of the Principal Private Secretary to British Prime Minister William Gladstone. View more info

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Spare the Rod: The Journal of a Victorian Schoolmaster in Dorset, 1863-64

By: Wheeler, Barry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Winterborne Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2206913

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear. 1988 Stapled Binding. 36 pp. ...this Journal literally does give an impression of sparing the rod without spoiling the child, and the general picture is of earnest, kind endeavour to lift the children of the poor out of what the teachers no doubt thought of as a morass of benighted ignorance and prejudice. Barry Wheeler has compiled his journal of a Victorian schoolmaster from carefully researched facts drawn from school log-books and journals of the mid-nineteenth century in Dorset.KEYWORDS: SPARE THE ROD JOURNAL VICTORIAN SCHOOLMASTER DORSET 1863 1864 EDUCATION HISTO... View more info

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King George VI: His Life and Reign

By: Wheeler-Bennett, John W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283694

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. 1958 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 891, [1] pp. Fold-out genealogical table follows text. Illustrated with color plates and black-and-white photographs. A study of the life and political career of King George VI, by his official biographer. View more info

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Tales of Liverpool: Murder, Mayhem and Mystery (Liverpool Dossier Series)

By: Whittington-Egan, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Gallery Press: 1987

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2295275

ISBN: 0900389109

Condition: Fine


Second printing. A fine copy. 1987 Soft Cover. 64 pp. CONTENTS: When Spring-heeled Jack Visited Everton; Cylinder of Death; The Hope Street Cellar of Horrors; Killings that Changed a Street Name; The Twitching-face Slayer; The Gentle Chinaman; The Barbarous Sea-captain; The Borgia Sisters of the Liverpool Slums; Who was Hannah Brade?; Corpse in the Parlour; Motif in Fly-papers; How Death Came to Florence Maybrick; The Archer-Shee Case. View more info

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Early English Stages, 1300 to 1660, Volume Two [2]: 1576 to 1660, Part I

By: Wickham, Glynne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited: 1971

Seller ID: 2266402

ISBN: 0710022867

Condition: Very Good


Jacket rubbed, jacket spine faded. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiv, 408 pp. 8vo. The first of the two parts in the larger series of English theatrical history, covering the period from 1576 to 1660. View more info

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Early English Stages, 1300 to 1660, Volume Two [2], 1576 to 1660, Part II

By: Wickham, Glynne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited: 1972

Seller ID: 2266403

ISBN: 0710071442

Condition: Very Good


Jacket rubbed, jacket spine faded, corner of front jacket flap clipped. 1972 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 266, [2] pp. 8vo. The second of the two parts in the larger series of English theatrical history, covering the period from 1576 to 1660. View more info

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The Pursuit of Virtue & Other Tory Notions

By: Will, George F.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206445

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1982 Hard Cover. George F. Will's second collection of columns, covering the time period from the beginning of 1978 to the first days of the Reagan presidency in 1981. View more info

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The Age of Drake: The Story of the Greatest Age in English Sea History

By: Williamson, James A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Meridian Books: 1965

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2208657

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. Lightly toned. 1965 Mass Market Paperback. v, 399 pp. Elizabethan England, a country in the springtime of modern history, was set in a dangerous world of ideologies and despots, religious persecution, broken treaties, and war under the pretense of peace. The economic and political history of England during this remarkable age is largely reflected in the history of her maritime activities, and in this important volume, James A. Williamson, the leading authority on Tudor sea history, gives a fascinating account of maritime England in the sixteenth century. Following the exploits of... View more info

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Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

By: Wilson, Angus; Smiley, Jane

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York Review Books: 2005

Seller ID: 2200972

Condition: Near Fine


Faintly toned. 2005 Trade Paperback. ix, 346 pp. Gerald Middleton is a sixty-year-old self-proclaimed failure. Worse than that, he’s a failure with a conscience. As a young man, he was involved in an archaeological dig that turned up an obscene idol in the coffin of a seventh-century bishop and scandalized a generation. The discovery was in fact the most outrageous archaeological hoax of the century, and Gerald has long known who was responsible and why. But to reveal the truth is to risk destroying the world of cozy compromises that, personally as well as professionally, he has long made hi... View more info

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Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England

By: Wood, Michael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Facts on File Publications: 1986

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2275598

ISBN: 0816018324

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Faint edge wear. 1986 Large Hardcover. 224 pp. Many illustrations throughout, including illuminated manuscripts, tapestries, crop circles, maps, etc. In 1086 the Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical document in existence, was compiled. This tremendous survey of England and its people was made at the behest of the Norman, William the Conqueror. Michael Wood's Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England is a study of the ancient manuscript and an attempt to analyse the world that the Domesday Book portrayed. He uses the Domesday record to examine Norman societ... View more info

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Shakespeare

By: Wood, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283945

ISBN: 0465092640

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Half inch tear along bottom edge of rear jacket panel. Faint stain on top page ridge. 2003 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. A brilliant piece of historical investigative journalism, Shakespeare is a fresh telling of the playwright's life based on a wide range of newly discovered sources, such as police and torture records. Rather than approaching Shakespeare as an isolated genius, Wood argues that he was very much a product of his place and time--a period of upheaval that straddled the medieval and modern worlds. It was a time of great tensi... View more info

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In the Finest Tradition: The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers & Greys) - Its History and Treasures

By: Wood, Stephen; Jameson, M.S. (Foreword); Arthur, Norman (Preface)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Ltd: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1938802

Condition: Near Fine


First edition.Near Fine. 1988 Hard Cover. 160 pp. A history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment, told through a description of its accumulated treasures. The result is a unique picture of a long-lived military family, with details of interest to the military historian, but also to those fascinated with cultural objects, fine art, antiques, and Scottish folklore. View more info

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The Diary of a Country Parson: The Reverend James Woodforde. 1758-1781. in Five Volumes.

By: Woodforde, James; Beresford, John

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press: 1924

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2290584

Condition: Very Good


1926 3rd printing of the first appearance in book form. Former library copy, rebound in blue cloth with gilt titles and new end sheets. Usual library marks, boards faintly soiled. 1924 Hard Cover. Complete in five volumes. ix, [3], 364; xvi, 392;' xiv, 423, [1]; xiii, [1], 355, [1]; xiv, 449, [3] pp. Frontispiece and black-and-white plates, fourth volume includes a fold-out map of Norfolk following text. Woodforde was a very ordinary man. He read little, and his exclusively classical education left only the faintest impression on his mind. His one outstanding characteristic is that he wrote hi... View more info

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The London Scene

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Snowbooks: 1988

Seller ID: 2202413

ISBN: 095457592X

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy.Light general wear to jacket. 1988 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 95 pp. The London Scene is a collection of essays written by one of London's most acclaimed writers. Virginia Woolf was born and lived much of her life in the city, using it as the backdrop for many of her works. She was a fervent walker and her keen eye keeps pace as she strides across the city that she loved above all others. The London Scene begins in the docks of the east and flows against the Thames tide westwards, following the commercial pulse of the city from the disembar... View more info

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Historical Memoirs of My Own Time. in Two Volumes. Part the First, from 1772 to 1780. Part the Second, from 1781 to 1784.

By: Wraxall, N. William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand. / J.M'Creery, Printer: 1815

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289839

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front joint of first volume neatly repaired by previous owner, spines toned and a bit dried, owner bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden on front endpaper of first volume, a few pages lightly foxed, minimal marginalia on just a couple pages. 1815 Full-Leather. iv, 549, [3]; 583, [5] pp. 8vo. Full calf, black morocco spine labels, gilt titles and rules, marbled edges and endpapers. Wraxall references intent for a third volume in the preface, but this would not be published until 1818. After receiving some sort of education in Bristol, he was sent to Bombay in 1769 with the East In... View more info

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The Quest for the Secret Nile: Victorian Exploration in Equatorial Africa

By: Yeoman, Guy

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Charcer Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2089166

ISBN: 1904449158

Condition: Near Fine


2004 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. The Nile, stretching for a distance of 4,163 miles, is the longest river in the world. The ancient Greeks were obsessed by the provenance of so much water, feeding a river that flowed out of the desert. Aeschylus, in 500 BC, talked of Egypt being nurtured by the snows. For centuries, the only sporadic reports from the heart of equatorial Africa came from Arab seafarers, land travellers and slavers. In the mid-1850s in Britain, the great thirst for adventure and discovery, combined with the challenge posed by the ancient riddle of the secret sources of the Nile and... View more info