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A History of the Indians of the United States, Debo, Angie
A History of the Indians of the United States

The Jameson Raid, Hole (C.M.G.), Hugh Marshall
The Jameson Raid

The Penguin History of the USA, Brogan, Hugh
The Penguin History of the USA

Hinde's Courtiers - 900 years of English Court Life, Hinde, Thomas
Hinde's Courtiers - 900 years of English Court Life

The Praise of Folly, Erasmus, Desiderius
The Praise of Folly

Agincourt, Hibbert, Christopher
Agincourt

The Unfortunate Colonel Despard, Jay, Mike
The Unfortunate Colonel Despard

Nineteenth-Century Britain - Integration and Diversity, Robbins, Keith
Nineteenth-Century Britain - Integration and Diversity

 

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The Navy Eternal, "Bartimeus",
1 The Navy Eternal
"Bartimeus",. Hodder & Stoughton, London, Hardback, 190mm x 126mm brown cloth boards, black titles, , 332pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Douglas Swale. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, block also a little wobbly. No date or edition stated for this account of military action on - and under - the high seas of the world, but publication surely not long after the First World War events described therein. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Navy, war, submarine, Atlantic. 774

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The Serpent and the Moon - Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King, (of Kent), Princess Michael
2 The Serpent and the Moon - Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King
(of Kent), Princess Michael. Touchstone, New York, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm grey card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 412+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Book is not new but still tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Just a little fading to bottom edges of boards. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. A true story of love amongst European Royals written by a true-life European Royal. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Medici, Diane, Catherine, Henry. 10441

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The Advance of the Dental Profession - A Centenary History 1880-1980, ,
3 The Advance of the Dental Profession - A Centenary History 1880-1980
,. British Dental Association, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 217mm x 153mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 289+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight, bright and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with just a little wear and chipping to edges. A centennial history of a worthy British professional body, with a Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Catalogue: Institutions. Keywords: Dentistry, BDA, professional. 1027

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The Coronation in Pictures - Complete Camera Record of the Mighty Pageant 1937, ,
4 The Coronation in Pictures - Complete Camera Record of the Mighty Pageant 1937
,. Allied Newspapers Limited, London & Manchester, 1937. Hardback, 245mm x 175mm red and blue decorated cloth boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, , 224pp. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription October 1937. Book is old and well read, spine and boards bumped and scuffed, two light stains to front. Block clean save for grubby edges with stain to right edge near base. Pictorial record of the Coronation of George VI. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Coronation, 1937, George. 7170

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5 Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2000
,. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 443 prelims, ivpp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Sixth Series, X. No wrapper (as issued). Contains papers on: Nkrumah, Sassoferrato and Free Cities, English economy in Seventeenth and Eighteenth century, regional diversity in the later Russian Empire and eleven papers on the English Irish Union, in addition to the Royal Historical Society's Report of Council 1999 - 2000. Catalogue: History.. 3203

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6 Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2001
,. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, v prelims, 449pp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Sixth Series, XI. No wrapper (as issued). Contains papers on "The Blues, the Folk and African-American History, "A Profane History of Early Modern Oaths", "Politeness in Eighteenth Century England", "Fifteenth Century Durham and Provincial Liberties", Late Medieval Europe, "The Impact of Napoleon III on British Politics", and twelve papers on Churchill, in addition to the Royal Historical Society's Report of Council for 2001. Catalogue: History.. 3204

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7 Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2002
,. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, iv prelims, 508pp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Sixth Series, XII. No wrapper (as issued). Contains papers on: England and the Continent in the Ninth Century (presidential Address by Janet L Nelson), Early English Indulgences, Travellers and the Oriental City, the Atlantic Slave Trade, the South Sea Bubble, "The Place of England in the Messianic Vision of Phillip II of Spain", "Charity of Early Modern Londoners" Modernity and multiple papers on "English Politeness: Conduct, Social Rank and Modern Virtue c1400 - c1900", in addition to the Royal Historical Society's Report of Council. Catalogue: History.. 3205

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8 Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2003
,. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, v prelims, 428pp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Sixth Series, XIII No wrapper (as issued). Contains papers on: "Vikings and Others", Alters in the Restoration Church of England, Einhard, "Migrants, Immigrants and Welfare from the Old Poor Law to the Welfare State", "Jack Tar and the Gentleman Officer", Medieval Leyrwite, Resistance in Occupied France and numerous papers on Architecture and History, in addition to the Royal Historical Society's Report of Council. Catalogue: History.. 3206

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9 Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2004
,. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, iv prelims, 359pp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Sixth Series, XIV No wrapper (as issued). Contains papers on: "England and the Continent in the Ninth Century", "The Legacy of the nineteenth Century Bourgois Family and the Wool Merchant's Son", Liberty and the Anglo-Saxons Travel in the Nineteenth Century Culture in the Twentieth Century and numerous papers on "Elizabeth I and the Expansion of England", in addition to the Royal Historical Society's Report of Council. Catalogue: History.. 3207

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10 The Trial of Mussolini - Being a Verbatim Report of the First Great Trial of War Criminals held in London sometime in 1944 or 1945
, "Cassius". Victor Gollancz, London, 1943. first edition, Hardback, 188mm x 128mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 82pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Wartime hardback has been well read, now a little grubby around edges but pages basically clean, if a little tanned. Intriguing pseudonymous work written long before the end of WW2 which nonetheless anticpates a legal reckoning with fascism at the end of hostilities. Catalogue: History. Keywords: war, crime, fascism, Nuremburg. 12352

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The Long Walk - A History of the Navajo Wars, 1846-1868, Bailey, Lynn R.
11 The Long Walk - A History of the Navajo Wars, 1846-1868
Bailey, Lynn R.. Westernlore Press, Tucson, AZ, 1988. first edition, Hardback, 214mm x 138mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , xiii prelims, 254+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Fair. Spine and boards bumped, scuffed at edges, front has advanced c.8mm ahead of rear, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally worn and rubbed on surface, some fraying also. First published in 1964, this is the definitive account of an infamous episode in the white conquest of the native peoples of North America, and of the wars which preceded it. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Carson, Pecos, Sumner. 13879

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The Symbols of Sovereignty, Barker (O.B.E.), Brian
12 The Symbols of Sovereignty
Barker (O.B.E.), Brian. Westbridge Books, Newton Abbot, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 254pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally but still clean with minimal wear. Engaging and rewarding account of how prehistoric symbols of personal power evolved through history to the familiar symbols of kingly and monarchical rule in our own time. Foreword by J.P. Brookes-Little, MVO Catalogue: History. Keywords: Sovereignty, symbol, sceptre, sword. 6937

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The Coming of the Barbarians, Barr, Pat
13 The Coming of the Barbarians
Barr, Pat. Macmillan, London, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 236pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Previous owner's name to half title page.. Foxing to block edge. Dustwrapper (now protected, has slight chipping/creasing. A Story of Western settlement in Japan, 1853 - 1870. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Japan, Shogun, Meiji, mercantile nations.. 2665

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From Dawn to Decadence - 500 years of Western Cultural Life - 1500 to the present, Barzun, Jacques
14 From Dawn to Decadence - 500 years of Western Cultural Life - 1500 to the present
Barzun, Jacques. Harper Collins, London, 2000. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 877pp. plus index, Good +/Good +. Block edges are grubby with some foxing, hint of a crease to spine, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with some wear and darkening along top and bottom edges. Weighty volume which promises a page-turning trip through half a millennium of Western cultural achievement, and delivers without recourse to visual illustration of any kind. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Renaissance, enlightenment, romantic, artist. 13311

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Stalin's Silver, Beasant, John
15 Stalin's Silver
Beasant, John. Bloomsbury, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 216pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read. Spine bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled and has some shelfwear. The story of the sinking - and salvage - of the USS John Barry, US merchant ship loaded with $300 million of silver in 1944, its destination unknown... Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Barry, Arabian, Stalin, silver. 5084

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The Age of Absolutism 1660-1815, Beloff, Max
16 The Age of Absolutism 1660-1815
Beloff, Max. Hutchinson University Library, London, 1958. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 124mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , ix prelims, 190pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Good/Good. Owners inscription. Spine and boards clean, block also clean save for dusty edges and occasional ink underlinings. Dustwrapper has soem shelfwear with chipping to edges, one small tear at top of rear. A concise but high-powered account of a tumultuous age in European politics by a historian of the first rank. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Europe, nations, Napoleon, Prussia. 7002

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17 'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - II - Small Wars of the Empire
Bethell, Lieutenant-Colonel L. A. (ed). William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, 1932. Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 273pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine and bords bumped but basically clean. Differential fading to endpapers with some foxing also to block edges, with light staining to base of final pages. Text clean and unmarked. A collection of 12 short accounts of obscure military engagements in remote corners of the British Empire. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Empire, British, army. 5092

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The Sword & the Pen, Brander, Michael             (ed)
18 The Sword & the Pen
Brander, Michael (ed). Leo Cooper, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 160pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine a little bumped, top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear and evidence of handling. Selections from eight military diaries kept during conflicts from the eighteenth century to the First World War. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: war, diaries, India, officer. 5038

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The 7th Queen's Own Hussars, Brereton, J.M. ;   Horrocks, Lieutenant-General Sir Brian
19 The 7th Queen's Own Hussars
Brereton, J.M. ; Horrocks, Lieutenant-General Sir Brian. Leo Cooper, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 221pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good/Good +. Boards faded around edges and stained at base. Block edges discoloured with some staining. Includes ephemeral leather regimental bookmark. Dustwrapper (now protected) is slightly faded with age and has some shelfwear, with slight creasing along top. The proud history of "The Saucy Seventh" - one of the most famous of all British cavalry regiments - from its 17th century origins through to service on all fronts during World War Two. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Cavalry, regiment, Waterloo, war. 2465

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The Penguin History of the USA, Brogan, Hugh
20 The Penguin History of the USA
Brogan, Hugh. Penguin, London, 2001. second edition, Paperback, 197mm x 127mm , ix prelims, 738pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been dampened at rear, last 150 pages crinkly, also a little worn from handling with spine creased. Second edition of Brogan's massive history of America from first colonial times to the age of Reagan. Catalogue: History. Keywords: colonies, slavery, constitution, Washington. 13959

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21 The Devonshire Diary 1759-1762
Brown, Peter D.; Schweizer, Karl W. (eds). Royal Historical Society, London, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 8vo light green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 199pp. plus index, Very Good/NoWrapper. Book appears unread. Very faint marking to rear. The Memoranda on State of Affairs of the Fourth Duke of Devonshire, a senior British politician during an important period for British imperial ambitions. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Cavendish, Devonshire, Pitt, Whig. 3431

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The Age of Elegance 1812-1822, Bryant, Arthur
22 The Age of Elegance 1812-1822
Bryant, Arthur. Collins, London, 1975. second edition, Hardback, 225mm x 152mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 410+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight, just a hint of darkening and pinpoint foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal edgewear. The third volume in Bryant's superb account of the Napoleonic wars covers the tumultous years from The invasion of Russia to Waterloo, with a lengthy follow-on narrative covering the early post-war in England. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Revolution, Wellington, Moscow, Waterloo. 13728

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The Fire and the Rose, Bryant, Arthur
23 The Fire and the Rose
Bryant, Arthur. Collins, London, 1966. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 320pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Small number of foxing spots to block edge. Spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) is a little darkened around edges but bright and clean with no shelfwear. Great events from seven hundred years of English history are brought to life and unified by a master narrative historian. Catalogue: History. Keywords: England, history, Peasant, Waterloo. 3725

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The Third Reich - A New History, Burleigh, Michael
24 The Third Reich - A New History
Burleigh, Michael. Pan - Macmillan, London, 2001. first thus, Paperback, 196mm x 130mm , xxv prelims, 965pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, block edges a little worn, else clean with no creasing. Softcover edition of Burleigh's superb 2000 account of the rise and fall of German National Socialism. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Hitler, Nazi, holocaust, blitzkrieg. 14319

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25 Bank of Scotland 1695-1995
Cameron, Alan. Mainstream, Edinburgh, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 4to blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, reprint impression, , 253pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Corners bumped, very clean. Catalogue: Scotland. This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 1266

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The Sacred Chain - A History of the Jews, Cantor, Norman
26 The Sacred Chain - A History of the Jews
Cantor, Norman. Harper Collins, London, 1995. second edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, xix prelims, 480pp. plus index, Good +++/Very Good. Book is tight and clean save for some faint discolouring on top block edge only. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Marvellous single-volume history of the Jewish people from Abraham to Zionism. Catalogue: History. Keywords: monotheism, exile, diaspora, rabbi. 13091

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Master & Artisan in Victorian England - The Diary of William Andrews and the Autobiography of Joseph Gutteridge, Chancellor, Valerie E.
27 Master & Artisan in Victorian England - The Diary of William Andrews and the Autobiography of Joseph Gutteridge
Chancellor, Valerie E.. Evelyn, Adams & Mackay, London, 1969. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, red titles, first edition, vii prelims, 238pp. Very Good/Good +++. Spiner slightly bumped. Book has been little read. Dustwrapper (now protected) has s little shelfwear along top. Small tears to top and bottom left of rear. Two complete texts from Victorian times, giving an eye-witness account of working life in England at that time. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Victorian, work, artisan, factory. 3509

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The Later Stuarts 1661 - 1714, Clark, Sir George
28 The Later Stuarts 1661 - 1714
Clark, Sir George. Oxford University Press, London, 1964. second edition, Hardback, 8vo Brown cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, xxiii prelims, 479pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Very Good/Very Good. Faint staining to top and base of block. Top of spine bunped. Block and boards tight, clean and solid, fold-out genealogical table at rear intact Dustwrapper has spine faded and slightly bumped at top, fading also around edges Vol X of the Second Edition of the Oxford History of England, in the 1964 Readers' Union edition Catalogue: History. Keywords: England, History, Stuart, Restoration, Revolution. 2834

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The Union Discount - A Centenary Album, Cleaver, George ;   Cleaver, Pamela
29 The Union Discount - A Centenary Album
Cleaver, George ; Cleaver, Pamela. Union Discount Company, London, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 9" x 8.5" grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Two (very small) brown spots on half-title. Dustwrapper has a handful of small scratch marks on front and back covers. An intimate history of a London financial instutition, written to celebrate the company's centenary. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: City, discount house, finance. 1749

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Sixty Years of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Cockerell, H.A.L.
30 Sixty Years of the Chartered Insurance Institute
Cockerell, H.A.L.. Chartered Insurance Institute, London, 1957. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red full leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, 92pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Some discolouring and staining to boards. A concise history of the Chartered Insurance Institute, from its incorporation in 1897. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Insurance, charter. 1743

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