Category: British

Sort

Showing 1-30 of 300

Image for The Illustrated London News. Vol. LVI., Jan. to June 1870 [Volume 56, Nos. 1574-1600]

The Illustrated London News. Vol. LVI., Jan. to June 1870 [Volume 56, Nos. 1574-1600]

By: N/A

Price: $300.00

Publisher: George C. Leighton: 1870

Seller ID: 2260273

Condition: Very Good


Boards a bit rubbed with minor leather loss, front and end matter lightly foxed. 1870 Half-Leather. iv, 668 pp. Folio. Twenty-seven issues of The Illustrated London News, bound in one half-leather volume. Green leather spine and corners, gilt titles and rules, marbled boards, edges, and endpapers, five raised spine bands. Numerous engravings throughout (including several with a partial fold-out), with an index of these preceding the periodicals, and an engraved title page preceding that, which states that this volume was released on July 16, 1870. The Illustrated London News was the first illu... View more info

Image for Robin Hood Country: The County Guide to Nottinghamshire (Pitkin Guides)

Robin Hood Country: The County Guide to Nottinghamshire (Pitkin Guides)

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Pitkin: 1996

Seller ID: 2265015

ISBN: 0853728275

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1996 Stapled Binding. 28 pp. CONTENTS: Robin Hood; Parks and Gardens; The Civil War; Literary Heritage; Market Towns; Religious Heritage; Roads, Canals and Railways; Mining and Making; Farming and Food; Sporting Nottinghamshire; Family Fun. View more info

Image for Guide Book to Fort Ticonderoga: Held In Turn by France, Great Britain and the United States

Guide Book to Fort Ticonderoga: Held In Turn by France, Great Britain and the United States

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Stinehour Press:

Seller ID: 2267200

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date. Unpaginated. Topics include the fort at Ticonderoga, the stone fortress, the south wall, the French village, the interior of the fort, the west barracks, the bastions, the view from the ramparts, the canon, the museum collection, the restoration of the fort. Includes black-and-white illustrations. View more info

Image for V.C. [The Victoria Cross]

V.C. [The Victoria Cross]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Geo. Pulman & Sons, Ltd.: 1942

Seller ID: 2283084

Condition: Good


Pages 19-22 loose but included, ink stamp on front wrapper, quarter-inch tear along spine head and spine base, wrappers split along spine base. 1942 Stapled Binding. 38 pp. Here are the stories of the Victoria Cross awards of this war announced up to the end of April, 1942. The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest and most prestigious award of the British honours system. It is awarded for gallantry in the presence of the enemy to members of the British Armed Forces. It may be awarded posthumously. It was previously awarded to Commonwealth countries, most of which have established their own honou... View more info

Image for Silhouettes of British Aircraft (Prepared by the Air Ministry)

Silhouettes of British Aircraft (Prepared by the Air Ministry)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: His Majesty's Stationery Office: 1940

Seller ID: 2283090

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper creased. 1940 Soft Cover. 143 pp. An identification guide to British aircraft. CONTENTS: National Marking, Royal Air Force Aircraft; Fighters; Bombers; Army Co-operation; Fleet Air Arm; Reconnaissance; Transport, Communication and Training; Experimental; Civil. Includes illustrations. View more info

Image for British German and Italian Aircraft: How to Spot Them

British German and Italian Aircraft: How to Spot Them

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) LTD.:

Edition: 25th Thousand

Seller ID: 2283094

Condition: Very Good


25th thousand. No publisher date. No jacket, a couple light stains on front board, spine lightly toned. 96 pp. Includes 320 drawings and photographs with descriptions. An identification guide to British, German and Italian aircraft. View more info

Image for We Speak from the Air: Broadcasts by the R.A.F.

We Speak from the Air: Broadcasts by the R.A.F.

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: His Majesty's Stationery Office: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283122

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Wrapper edges lightly rubbed, smudge on front wrapper, ink stamp on half-title page. 1942 Soft Cover. 72 pp. Men of the R.A.F. describe their own experiences in their own words. These accounts of operations over Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Britain, Norway, Italy, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Atlantic give us the human stories behind the official communiques, and show us the great range and effectiveness of our Air Power. The narratives are selected from over 280 broadcasts, given anonymously by the R.A.F. and W.A.A.F. during 1941. View more info

Image for Major Richardson's Dogs [World War I; Dogs][Print]

Major Richardson's Dogs [World War I; Dogs][Print]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: .:

Seller ID: 2296524

Condition: Near Fine


Matte creased with a few smudges. No chips, no tears. Matte outside to outside dimensions: 13 3/4 x 11. Inside to inside dimensions: 10 x 7 3/4. Print reproduced from photograph of Major Richardson of the British Red Cross with two Bloodhounds and an Airedale. View more info

Image for Sport & Country: The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News: Holly Leaves, the Christmas Number, November 11, 1955, Vol. 200, No. 3910A

Sport & Country: The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News: Holly Leaves, the Christmas Number, November 11, 1955, Vol. 200, No. 3910A

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ingram House: 1955

Seller ID: 2298819

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers intact. Quarter inch tear to top edge of front wrapper and to bottom edge of rear wrapper, ink name on first page, general wear. 1955 Stapled Binding. Color illustrations and black-and-white photographs. Articles and photographs include Beckoning Signs; Nature's Climatic Jokes, Illustrated by J. E. Tickner; The Qualities of Charm, by P. Stephens; The Royal Scots Greys, by Major P. Pereira; A Tour of Hadrian's Wall; Newcastle and the Royal Shows, by Sydney Moorhouse; A King's Travels by Gwyneth Pennethorne; Animal Innocence; Beyond the Wall, by Hamish MacAlistair; Silhouettes, Cut by H... View more info

Image for The Illustrated London News, April 4, 1953, No. 5946--Volumes 222: In Memoriam Number Queen Mary

The Illustrated London News, April 4, 1953, No. 5946--Volumes 222: In Memoriam Number Queen Mary

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Illustrated London News: 1953

Seller ID: 2299940

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers intact. No chips, no tears. Light general wear. 1953 Stapled Binding. Includes two-panel color photograph of Queen Mary. View more info

Image for Salute to the R.A.F.: A Souvenir to Commemorate 25 Years' Happy and Progressive Association with the R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]

Salute to the R.A.F.: A Souvenir to Commemorate 25 Years' Happy and Progressive Association with the R.A.F. [Royal Air Force]

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd.: 1943

Seller ID: 2299958

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers creased, a few small tears to wrapper edges. 1943 Stapled Binding. 28 pp. As a memento of twenty-five years' service to the R.A.F. this brochure illustrates some of the achievements in the field of aviation which stand behind this company. ...This brochure shows the succession of aircraft designed and built by the organisation. View more info

Image for Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The National Trust: 1989

Seller ID: 2300663

Condition: Near Fine


Three color postcards laid in. A very nice copy. 1989 Stapled Binding. 30 pp. A brief history and visitors' guidebook to the famed site. Sissinghurst Castle Garden, at Sissinghurst in the Weald of Kent in England, was created by Vita Sackville-West, poet and writer, and her husband Harold Nicolson, author and diplomat. It is among the most famous gardens in England and is designated Grade I on Historic England's register of historic parks and gardens. It was bought by Sackville-West in 1930, and over the next thirty years, working with, and later succeeded by, a series of notable head gardener... View more info

Image for Rochester and Other Literary Rakes of the Court of Charles II. With Some Account of Their Surroundings.

Rochester and Other Literary Rakes of the Court of Charles II. With Some Account of Their Surroundings.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co.: 1903

Seller ID: 2303180

Condition: Very Good


Boards and edges lightly rubbed, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper and university library stamp on title page. 1903 Three-Quarter Leather. x, 330 pp. Three-quarter leather with marbled boards and marbled endpapers. Top page ridge gilt. With portraits. Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685)[c] was king of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He was king of Scotland from 1649 until his deposition in 1651, and king of England, Scotland and Ireland from the 1660 Restoration of the monarchy until his death in 1685. Charles II was the eldest surviving child of Charles I of England, Scotland an... View more info

Image for An Answer to John Robinson of Leyden, Now First Published from a Manuscript of A.D. 1609 (Harvard Theological Studies Series Volume IX [9])

An Answer to John Robinson of Leyden, Now First Published from a Manuscript of A.D. 1609 (Harvard Theological Studies Series Volume IX [9])

By: A Puritan Friend; Burrage, Champlin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2006047

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. An exceptional copy. 1920 Trade Paperback. xiii, 94 pp. Printed wrappers. The first appearance in print of an early 17th century manuscript written in response to the religious teachings of John Robinson, part of whose congregation became the group we now know as the Pilgrims. Text from Bodleian MS. Jones 30 at Oxford. Robinson, John (1575/6? - 1625), Church of England clergyman and separatist theologian, was born at Sturton, Nottinghamshire... When Robinson moved from Cambridge into the wider world, his nonconformist ideas were soon revealed... Before the... View more info

Image for The Comic History of England

The Comic History of England

By: A'Beckett, G.A. [Gilbert Abbott]

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Bradbury, Evans, and Co.: 1864

Seller ID: 2283682

Condition: Very Good


Two books in one volume. Binding repaired, corners a bit rubbed. 1864 Hard Cover. xviii, 320, 304 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Color frontispiece (one of 20 color plates) and reproductions of 200 engravings by John Leech. The classic work by one of the original staff of Punch magazine, the weekly British humor magazine. A'Beckett also wrote the Comic History of Rome (to which John Leech also added illustrations), Comic Blackstone, etc., as well as two operas for which his wife composed the music. View more info

Image for The Adventures & Brave Deeds of the Ship's Cat on the Spanish Maine, Together with the Most Lamentable Losse of the Alcestis & Triumphant Firing of the Port of Charges

The Adventures & Brave Deeds of the Ship's Cat on the Spanish Maine, Together with the Most Lamentable Losse of the Alcestis & Triumphant Firing of the Port of Charges

By: Aldridge, Alan; Adams, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266328

ISBN: 0224014412

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, light crease along spine, pages very faintly foxed. 1977 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Full-page illustrations enhance the story of a fighting cat of Good Queen Bess's time who goes to sea for the honor of fair England. View more info

Image for Mistress Dorothy Marvin: Being Excerpta from the Memoirs of Sir Edward Armstrong, Baronet, of Copeland Hall, in the County of Somerset (Appletons' Town and Country Library, No. 188)

Mistress Dorothy Marvin: Being Excerpta from the Memoirs of Sir Edward Armstrong, Baronet, of Copeland Hall, in the County of Somerset (Appletons' Town and Country Library, No. 188)

By: Armstrong, Sir Edward; Snaith, J. C.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Company: 1896

Seller ID: 2302634

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Spine lightly toned. 1896 Hard Cover. viii, 419 pp. A fictitious account set in Somerset Country, England. View more info

Image for Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes

Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes

By: Aronson, Theo

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296700

ISBN: 0672513757

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed. Spine very slightly cocked, page ridges very faintly foxed. 1972 Hard Cover. ix, 260 pp. What do you say to the wonderful proceedings in Paris, which really seem like a story in a book or a play? wrote Queen Victoria to her uncle, King Leopold of the Belgians, in December 1851. Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of the great Napoleon Bonaparte, had made himself dictator of France, stealing the limelight of the European stage to open the first act of a play that would last for more than thirty years—and in which Queen Victoria was herself to play a maj... View more info

Image for George the Third

George the Third

By: Ayling, Stanley

Price: $8.00

Publisher: History Book Club: 1972

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2297867

ISBN: 0002114127

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Frontispiece and a few plates foxed. 1972 Hard Cover. 510 pp. Family Tree of George III illustrated on endpapers. Bolt-eyed, addle-witted, the royal bully-boy of caricature and legend, George III, for sixty years King of Great Britain and Ireland and last king of America, has come down to us as a fumbling reactionary who only confirmed everyone's worst suspicions of his capacities (or lack of them) by finally going mad. Now, in this elegant, warmly sympathetic biography, Stanley Ayling gives us an unrefracted view of this maligned and complex man. It is a new portrait, both politica... View more info

Image for The Pastons: A Family in the Wars of the Roses

The Pastons: A Family in the Wars of the Roses

By: Barber, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boydell Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2280244

ISBN: 1843831112

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Front wrapper edge very lightly bumped. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. Within three generations (1426 to 1485), and through the dark and dangerous years of the Wars of the Roses, the Pastons established themselves as a family of consequence, both in their native Norfolk and within court circles. Ambitious and highly mobile - womenfolk as well as men - they kept in touch by correspondence, usually but not invariably through the medium of a clerk. These letters, a rare survival, break upon us across the centuries with the urgency - and... View more info

Image for The Zulu War: A Pictorial History

The Zulu War: A Pictorial History

By: Barthorp, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Blandford Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2302818

ISBN: 0713710055

Condition: Good


Edge wear. 1986 Hard Cover. ix, [1], 181, [1] pp. Of all the many colonial campaigns of the Victorian era, few have gripped the imagination more than the Zulu War of 1879. Its dramatic events and the high courage displayed by men of both sides have provided the material for books, articles and paintings, while in recent times its more remarkable incidents have featured in television programmes and films. Among military and colonial history enthusiasts its fascination has few equals. Even though a century has passed, there can be few who are not aware of the annihilation of a British column at ... View more info

A Chronology of Printing, XVIII Century, Excerpts from the Typographic Treasures in Europe

By: Bartlett, Edward E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Rochester, New York, Press of the Good Mountain, Rochester Institute of Technology:

Seller ID: 2303578

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 26 pp. A chronology of print history in18th century Europe. View more info

Image for Jack the Ripper: Anatomy of a Myth

Jack the Ripper: Anatomy of a Myth

By: Beadle, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Wat Tyler Books: 1995

Seller ID: 2296793

ISBN: 0952448904

Condition: Near Fine


A few light smudges to jacket. 1995 Hard Cover. x, 181 pp. Extremely well-researched and comprehensive book. Beadle covers all the facts and reviews nearly every previous theory on the case. His case for Bury as the Ripper is perhaps not as strong as he would have it seem, but the book itself is a wonderful overview of the case. View more info

Image for History of South Africa and the Boer-British War. Blood and Gold in Africa. The Matchless Drama of the Dark Continent from Pharaoh to 'Oom Paul.' The Transvaal War and the Final Struggle between Briton and Boer over the Gold of Ophir. A Story of Thrilling Romance and Adventure among Wild Beasts and Wilder Men, in Search of Sport and Gems and Gold.

History of South Africa and the Boer-British War. Blood and Gold in Africa. The Matchless Drama of the Dark Continent from Pharaoh to 'Oom Paul.' The Transvaal War and the Final Struggle between Briton and Boer over the Gold of Ophir. A Story of Thrilling Romance and Adventure among Wild Beasts and Wilder Men, in Search of Sport and Gems and Gold.

By: Beck, Henry Houghton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Globe Bible Publishing Co.: 1900

Seller ID: 2303153

Condition: Good


Hinges loosening, gilt titles a bit rubbed. 1900 Hard Cover. 496 pp. Blue cloth, gilt titles, red, black and gold decorations, floral endpapers. Color fold-out map of South African Republic, Orange Free State, and Cape Colony opposite title page. Black-and-white plates. A history of South Africa, including accounts of the First Boer War (also called the Transvaal Rebellion), and the Second Boer War, thought it was published during the latter. View more info

Image for Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History

Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History

By: Begg, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longman: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285384

ISBN: 058250631X

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2003 Hard Cover. xii, 310 pp. England in the 1880s was a society in transition, shedding the skin of Victorianism and heading towards a more modern age. Promiscuity, moral decline, prostitution, unemployment, poverty, police inefficiency ... all these things combined to create a sense of uncertainty and fear. The East End of London became the focus for that fear. Here lived the uneducated, poverty-ridden and morally destitute masses. When Jack the Ripper walked onto the streets of the East End he came to represent everything that was wrong with the area and with soc... View more info

Image for Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600

Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600

By: Bennett, Judith M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2303225

ISBN: 0195126505

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. An excellent copy. 1996 Trade Paperback. xiv, 260 pp. Women brewed and sold most of the ale consumed in medieval England, but after 1350, men slowly took over the trade. By 1600, most brewers in London were male, and men also dominated the trade in many towns and villages. This book asks how, when, and why brewing ceased to be women's work and instead became a job for men. Employing a wide variety of sources and methods, Bennett vividly describes how brewsters (that is, female brewers) gradually left the trade. She also offers a compelling account of the endurance of patriarchy... View more info

Image for The Invention of the Renaissance Woman: The Challenge of Female Independence in the Literature and Thought of Italy and England

The Invention of the Renaissance Woman: The Challenge of Female Independence in the Literature and Thought of Italy and England

By: Benson, Pamela Joseph

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2279076

ISBN: 0271008148

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly toned, minor general wear, ink name on half-title page. 1992 Trade Paperback. x, 325 pp. During the Renaissance the nature of womankind was a major topic of debate. Numerous dialogues, defenses, paradoxes, and tributes devoted to sustaining woman's excellence were published, and in them history was rewritten to include the achievements of womankind. Often these texts demonstrate that women are capable of acting with prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice, and thus are capable of being independent of male political and moral authority. Pamela Benson argues that the writers u... View more info

Image for Churches in Nottinghamshire

Churches in Nottinghamshire

By: Billson, Peter

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Heritage Books: 1993

Seller ID: 2266919

ISBN: 0900986115

Condition: Good


Stain to upper part of last few pages. 1993 Soft Cover. A guide to the history and architecture of all the famous churches of Nottinghamshire. View more info

Image for Fighter Boys: The Battle of Britain, 1940

Fighter Boys: The Battle of Britain, 1940

By: Bishop, Patrick

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303199

ISBN: 0670032301

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light edge wear. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Traces the 1940 defense campaign of Britain by its young RAF airmen, drawing on survivor interviews, diaries, and letters to describe their combat experiences and their victory against Luftwaffe fighters. View more info

Image for Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945

Bomber Boys: Fighting Back 1940-1945

By: Bishop, Patrick

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper: 2008

Seller ID: 2303201

ISBN: 0007192150

Condition: Very Good


Faint crease. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The men and boys who flew the heavy bombers over Europe performed acts of extraordinary courage. A staggering number of these men perished in the course of the war. Bishop, through skillful interweaving of overall bomber command histories and personal accounts, puts a human face on the story, covering everything from living conditions on the bases, to the controversial British policy of LMF--lack of moral fiber. View more info