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The Navy Eternal

By: "Bartimeus",

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 774


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 Hist... View more info

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The Serpent and the Moon - Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King

By: (of Kent), Princess Michael

Price: £8.50

Publisher: New York, Touchstone: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10441


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. Catalog... View more info

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The Advance of the Dental Profession - A Centenary History 1880-1980

By: ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, British Dental Association: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1027


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 View more info

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2000

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3203


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. View more info

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2001

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3204


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... View more info

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2002

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3205


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 Lond... View more info

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2003

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3206


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 Histo... View more info

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2004

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3207


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 Engla... View more info

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The Coronation in Pictures - Complete Camera Record of the Mighty Pageant 1937

By: ,

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London & Manchester, Allied Newspapers Limited: 1937

Inscription: Gift Inscription October 1937

Seller ID: 7170


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 View more info

The Trial of Mussolini - Being a Verbatim Report of the First Great Trial of War Criminals held in London sometime in 1944 or 1945

By: , "Cassius"

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1943

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12352


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 View more info

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By the Sword Divided - Eyewitness Accounts of the English Civil War

By: Adair, John

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London?, Wrens Park: 2001

Edition: second thus

Seller ID: 16451


Hardback, 244mm x 166mm decorated boards, 240pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is bright and clean with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. First published in 1983, this is an excellent account of the English Civil War, as told by the original words of those involved, illustrated throughout. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Cromwell, Stuart, Verney, Hopton View more info

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The Long Walk - A History of the Navajo Wars, 1846-1868

By: Bailey, Lynn R.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Westernlore Press: 1988

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13879


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 o... View more info

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The Symbols of Sovereignty

By: Barker (O.B.E.), Brian

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Westbridge Books: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6937


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 t... View more info

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The Coming of the Barbarians

By: Barr, Pat

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1967

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name to half title page.

Seller ID: 2665


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. View more info

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Battle Royal - A New Account of Simon de Montfort's Struggle against King Henry III

By: Beamish, Tufton

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15537


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 284+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been well read, some light wear, spine bumped, faint foxing to block edges, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and substantial chipping around edges. A rewarding account of the Second Barons' War of 1264-65 and its principal combatants. Foreword by Sir Charles Petrie. Catalogue: History. ... View more info

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Stalin's Silver

By: Beasant, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5084


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 View more info

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The Age of Absolutism 1660-1815

By: Beloff, Max

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Hutchinson University Library: 1958

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 7002


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:... View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - II - Small Wars of the Empire

By: Bethell, Lieutenant-Colonel L. A. (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood: 1932

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5092


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 273pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards 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 View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - XII. In Lighter Vein

By: Bethill, Lieutenant-Colonel L.A. (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood: 1933

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16235


Hardback, 182mm x 122mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 336pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is clean and tight, some bumps and scuffs to exterior edges. Collection of light-hearted vignettes and stories from the lands and seas of the British Empire at the peak of its extent. Catalogue: History. Keywords: empire, colonial, military View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - I. Frontiers of Empire

By: Bethill, Lieutenant-Colonel L.A. (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood: 1933

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16236


Hardback, 182mm x 122mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 285pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Some bumps and scuffs to exterior edges, inner front board inscription has stained endpaper opposite, pages otherwise clean and bright. Collection of vignettes and stories from the lands of the British Empire at the peak of its extent. Catalogue: History. Keywords: empire, colonial, military View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - VI. Tales of the Sea

By: Bithell, Lieutenant-Colonel L.A. (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood: 1936

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16237


Hardback, 182mm x 122mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 331pp. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Some bumps and scuffs to exterior edges, block edges and endpapers grubby, pages clean overall. Collection of vignettes and stories from the seas of the British Empire at the peak of its extent, including two tales by Conrad and one by Buchan. Catalogue: History. Keywords: empire, Conrad, navy, Noyes View more info

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The Sword & the Pen

By: Brander, Michael (ed)

Price: £6.95

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5038


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 View more info

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The 7th Queen's Own Hussars

By: Brereton, J.M. ; Horrocks, Lieutenant-General Sir Brian

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2465


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 famou... View more info

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The Penguin History of the USA

By: Brogan, Hugh

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Penguin: 2001

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 13959


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 View more info

The Devonshire Diary 1759-1762

By: Brown, Peter D.; Schweizer, Karl W. (eds)

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Royal Historical Society: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3431


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 View more info

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The Fire and the Rose

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1966

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3725


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: Eng... View more info

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Emperor to Emperor - Italy before the Renaissance

By: Burman, Edward

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Constable: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16468


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 288pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled but still clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Excellent history of Italy in the Middle Ages. Catalogue: history. Keywords: medieval, papacy, republic, Benedictine View more info

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The Lisle Letters - An Abridgement

By: Byrne, Muriel St. Clare; Boland, Bridget

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London / Chicago, Secker & Warburg / University of Chicago Press: 1983

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16448


Hardback, 290mm x 172mm blue and red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxvi prelims, 436pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book is ex-lib with stickers, stamps and tape residue, has been well read but pages clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, light wear to edges. A single-volume presentation of a remarkable first-hand account of 16th century life, abridged by Boland from Byrne's original six volumes, with a Foreword by Hugh Trevor-Ro... View more info

Bank of Scotland 1695-1995

By: Cameron, Alan

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1266


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 transact... View more info

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The Sacred Chain - A History of the Jews

By: Cantor, Norman

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1995

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 13091


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 View more info