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Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 2001

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3204

Condition: Near Fine


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

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Burgundy: the Splendid Duchy - Studies and Sketches in South Burgundy

By: Allen, Percy

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Francis Griffiths: 1912

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5222

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xix prelims, 302pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Marjorie Nash. Less than good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Ex-lib with ink number on spine and sticker on inner board. Boards and spine bumped and scuffed, block edges profoundly ragged. Book has been much read over a century. Attractively illustrated journey through a historic region of Western Europe. Catalogue: Travel.... View more info

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Towns, Villages and Countryside of Celtic Europe - From the beginning of the second millennium to the end of the first century BC

By: Audouze, Francoise ; Buchsenschutz, Olivier

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, BCA: 1992

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13177

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 256mm x 192mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 256pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with just a hint of foxing to top block edge, front endpaper also affixed to block at an angle, surely as (erroneously) produced. Dustwrapper is clean and bright with minimal wear along top edge. Spine colour a little faded. Book club edition of excellent account of life in pre-Roman... View more info

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European Porcelain

By: Bacci, Mina

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1969

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8153

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 195mm x 139mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 157pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is bright and clean with no obvious signs of wear. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with little or no wear. Originally published in Italy in 1966, this is a smart guide to European porcelain in English translation by Adeline Hatcup, with extensive colour photograph illustration. Catalogue: An... View more info

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Henry Plantagenet - A Biography of Henry II of England

By: Barber, Richard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Purnell Book Services: 1973

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15513

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 223mm x 140mm brown hard card boards, black titles, first thus, 278+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good. Exterior nice and clean, spine creased, some foxing to block edges, endpapers also tanned at edges. Dustwrapper has wear to edges, grubbiness from handling, spine colour faded. Book club edition of 1964 biography of a great 12th century ruler of England - and much of Continental Europe beyond. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywor... View more info

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Look Back Look Forward

By: Beddington-Behrens (C.M.G., M.C. and Bar, Ph.D), Edward

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1963

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 2444

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , viii prelims, 217pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Spine faded, front board faded at right edge.Top of block dusted. Inner boards have old sticky tape, with front inner board having personal library sticker. The recollections of an well-connected Establishment man with interests in business and politics during a turbulent period of history. ... View more info

A Summer in Northern Europe, including Sketches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Aland Islands, Gothland &c. - Volumes 1 & 2

By: Bunbury, Selina

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett: 1856

Seller ID: 16625

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 202mm x 122mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 310+309pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book is old and tired; spine and boards bumped, scuffed and discoloured, spine also creased; binding weak with spine only precariously attached; block edges worn and grubby from handling, pages clean overall. Combined two-volume account of 19th century travels in Scandinavia, rich in social, historical and cultural detail concerning the Europeans of the North. Catalogue:... View more info

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Heloise and Abelard - A twelfth-century love story

By: Burge, James

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Profile Books: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16762

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xv prelims, 299+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear, block just a little wobbly, likely as produced. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Excellent account of the coming-together of two remarkable hearts and minds in the scholarly world of 12th century Europe, drawing heavily on Heloise and Abelard's letters to each othe... View more info

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People of the Wetlands - Bogs, Bodies and Lake-Dwellers

By: Coles, Bryony ; Coles, John

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12606

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 247mm x 164mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 215pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Ends of spine bumped and faded, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some chipping at edges, colour fading to right edge of spine. Excellent and superbly illustrated review of knowledge of prehistoric people and cultures gained by modern wetland archaeology in Europe and North A... View more info

Europe's Apprenticeship - A Survey of Medieval Latin with Examples

By: Coulton, G.G.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1940

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7000

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 186mm x 124mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 288pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. No d/w. Book has been read but not greatly. Just a little wear here and there with some dusting to block edges, Differential fading to endpapers, binding good. Fascinating guide to the development and use of Latin as a living language for a thousand years after the fall of Western Rome, with 33 passages of original texts (with translations) by such l... View more info

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The Linz File - Hitler's Plunder of Europe's Art

By: de Jaeger, Charles

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Exeter, Webb & Bower: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7030

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is bright and clean with little or no wear. The true-life detective story of how thousands of great works of art looted by Nazis during World War Two were tracked down after the war. Catalogue: Art. Keywords: Hitler, art, Linz, loot View more info

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The History of Charles XII

By: de Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17439

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 229mm x 145mm cream hard card boards, gilt titles, first edition, 285+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is in excellent condition with little or no wear; spine colour just a little faded. Orange card slipcase also faded around entrance slot. Lovely FS presentation of Voltaire's 1731 biography of the warrior King of Sweden, as translated by Antonia White with an Introduction by R.M. Hatton, Catalogue: Folio Society. Ke... View more info

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Marching to the Sound of Gunfire

By: Delaforce, Patrick

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Stroud, Alan Sutton: 1996

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 17200

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 163mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 218pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Personal recollections by British soldiers of the final year of WW2 in North-West Europe after D-Day. Catalogue: Military History. Keywords: Normandy, Arnhem, Ardennes, Rhine View more info

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Lucia in the Age of Napoleon

By: di Robilant, Andrea

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15590

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 240mm x 157mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxi prelims, 336+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear. Biography of Lucia Mocenigo, a well-connected Venetian woman who became involved with amazing events and amazing people of an amazing age in Europe. Catalogue: Historical Biography. Keywords: Napoleon, Byron, Hapsburg, Eugene View more info

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Once Upon Another Time - Ventures Behind the Iron Curtain

By: Douglas-Home, Jessica

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Michael Russell: 2000

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5488

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 220mm x 143mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 231pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Gift Inscription. Just a little wear and bumping to top of spine else near fine. Dustwrapper has been handled once or twice else near fine. A rewarding account of a well-connected English woman and her secret work assisting dissident artists in Eastern Europe during the rule of the Communists. Catalogue: Political Biography. Key... View more info

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Sicily - Archaeological and Artistic Museum of Europe

By: Dragotta, Anna Maria

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Palermo, Poligraf: 1978

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7141

Condition: Good


Paperback, 312mm x 216mm , 144pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback in protective transpapernt jacket. Spine faded, front cover binding loose from spine, block edges a little grubby, pages otherwise bright and clean. Generously illustrated with colour photographs, this is a big book of pictures of Sicily with text in a curiously stilted translation from the Italian by Artur Oliver. Catalogue: A... View more info

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Collecting Postcards in Colour 1894-1914

By: Duval, William ; Monahan, Valerie

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Poole, Blandford Press: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14463

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 197mm x 137mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 212pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean and bright with some wear to corners. With 64 pages of colour illustrations, this is a lovely guide to collecting colour postcards from the golden age of production in Europe prior to WW1... View more info

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The Genius of Europe

By: Ellis, Havelock

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Williams & Norgate: 1950

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2423

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 252pp. plus index, Good +/Good. Foxing to top of block and slightly to block edge. Dustwrapper has shelfwear, with top of cover, flaps, and spine all frayed, with some very slight general fading, else bright and clean. A consideration of the national characteristics of the major European peoples, as expressed through their arts and literature especially, with special chapters on the historic relations between... View more info

Big Frogs and Little Frogs

By: Ertz, Susan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1938

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 4956

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo light blue cloth boards, green titles, first edition, 320pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Book is tight and solid, pages clean and unmarked, but spine is faded and boards are stained. Fifteen children's tales. Catalogue: Childrens. Keywords: Ertz, Frogs, Europe View more info

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A History of Europe - Volumes I and II

By: Fisher, H.A.L.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1972

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16467

Condition: Good


Paperback, 178mm x 107mm , ix prelims, 1376pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Books have been well read, block edges tanned and a little grubby in places, some bumping and scuffing also, slipcase intact but faintly foxed with stain to spine. Two-volume softcovered and slipcased edition of Fisher's classic 1935 history of European civilization before and after 1713, with continuous pagination. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Europe, civilization, Renaissance, Germans View more info

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The Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe

By: Fitter, Richard ; Fitter, Alastair

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Collins: 1980

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 16048

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 190mm x 115mm , 336pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Marjorie Blamey. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read, exterior a little tanned, faint foxing to block edges, clean and bright overall. Handy guide to over 1200 trees, shrubs and flowering plants growing wild in the British Isles and in Europe from the Alps to the Arctic. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: plant, shrub, flower, nature View more info

The American Discovery of Europe

By: Forbes, Jack D

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Illinois Press: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2129

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, tall 8vo dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 190pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Near Fine/Near Fine. An examination of the journeying from America earlier than Columbus. Catalogue: History. View more info

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Beloved Emma - The Life of Emma Lady Hamilton

By: Fraser, Flora

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13285

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 240mm x 165mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 410+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Hardback has been well read, some foxing and grubbiness to block edges, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with some wear from handling. Excellent biography of Nelson's celebrated mistress, drawing on original letters and other primary sources to create a compelling portrait of t... View more info

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The Paper Men

By: Golding, William

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16058

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 221mm x 143mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 191pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper has some light wear at top of spine, clean and presentable overall. Superb novel of conflict-ridden middle age by the 1983 Nobel prizewinner for Literature. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Europe, middle age, alcoholism View more info

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Birds of Mountain and Moorland

By: Gooders, John (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Orbis Publishing Ltd: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 732

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 31cm x 23cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 264pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Large-scale book is bright and clean save for a little darkening and foxing to block edges. Spine and boards bumped, otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear along top edges but still smart and presentable overall. Second of five volumes in the Orbis Encycloped... View more info

Gone Abroad Again

By: Graves, Charles

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Ivor Nicholson & Watson: 1933

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16360

Condition: Good


Hardback, 210mm x 132mm brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 316pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, lightly worn and grubby from handling, some foxing to block edges and opening/closing pages, text nice and clean. Engaging account of travels in Southern and South-East Europe. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Venice, Balkans, Rhodes, Turkey View more info

The Life of Laurence Bishop of Holar in Iceland (Laurentius Saga)

By: Haflidason, Einar

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Rivingtons: 1890

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6224

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 168mm x 126mm light blue cloth boards, viii prelims, 152pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Book is aged, but still feels tight and solid in the hands. Spine and boards bumped and a little grubby around edges. Block edges darkened, also a little ragged, and binding is just a little stiff. Notable darkening of endpapers. Title sticker on spine darkened and worn. In translation from the Icelandic by Oliver Elton, this is a twelfth-century saga describing the comi... View more info

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Robert Browning - his life and work

By: Halliday, F.E.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Jupiter Books: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10984

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 215mm x 155mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 203+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear, though protective film itself has some residue on rear on outside. Price sticker on front flap. "A straightforward study of the life and work of Browning in the setting of the Victorian ... View more info

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The Coin Collector

By: Hazlitt, W. Carew

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Grant: 1905

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 17205

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 20mm x 137mm green cloth boards, black titles, second edition, 304+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards basically clean, if bumped and faded at some edges. Block edges grubby and ragged, with some foxing, later also to endpapers, inner boards a little stained. Binding still good and pages/plates clean overall. Revised edition of volume from "The Collector Series" offers an excel... View more info

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Journey Through Europe

By: Hillaby, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1972

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1068

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 272pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Block edges just a little dusty and grubby from handling, some dusting also to boards, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is bright and clean save for a handful of spots to spine. Follow-up volume to Hillaby's 1968 "Journey Through Britain" in which the author undertakes an even more ambitious walk, and records his experie... View more info