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The Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Invasion

By William of Poitiers & Thorpe, Lewis

London: Folio Society, 1973. With an introduction and a translation from the contemporary account of William of Poitiers by Lewis Thorpe. Coloured plates of the tapestry [in sections] 110p. bibliography . 1st Edition, Second Impression. Hardcover. Very Good.

$10.00

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

By Lee, Laurie

New York: W.W.Norton, 1985. Reissued in a large format illustrated edition At the age of 19 the author left his English village to walk to London... and then onwards to the Spain of the Civil War ".... from Vigo to the Mediterranean, sleeping in fields, olive groves and the courtyards of inns, and playing his fiddle in streets and cafes. He saw a country still in the grip of mediaevalism, and a people who were at first an exotic spectacle for his pleasure but who became as real as himself."1192p. illus [some col.] Exceptionally clean crisp copy. Name of previous owner inside front cover,else fine.. First Thus. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$15.00

The London of Charles Dickens: Dickens Centenary 1970

By Roberson, Peter

London: London Transport / Dickens Fellowship, 1970. Small handbook issued by London Transport to guide visitors to the various places in London associated with the stories of Charles Dickens. Includes a section on how to get to them by public transportation. Foreword by Monica Dickens. 166p. illus. . First Pbk.Ed.. Pbk. Near Fine.

$12.50

The Peak Distruct, the Dale and the North Midlands (Letts Tour Guides)

By Loftus, Harry [ed]

London: Charles Letts & Co., 1976. Pocket sized tourist guide. 64p. illus maps. index. Revised Edition. Softcover. As New.

$5.00

Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery
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Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery

By Matar, Nabil I.

New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. "During the early modern period, hundreds of Turks and Moors traded in English and Welsh ports, dazzled English society with exotic cuisine and Arabian horses, and worked small jobs in London, while the "Barbary Corsairs" raided coastal towns and, if captured, lingered in Plymouth jails or stood trial in Southampton courtrooms. In turn, Britons fought in Muslim armies, traded and settled in Moroccan or Tunisian harbor towns, joined the international community of pirates in Mediterranean and Atlantic outposts, served in Algerian households and ships, and endured captivity from Salee to Alexandria and from Fez to Mocha. In Turks, Moors, and Englishmen, Nabil Matar vividly presents new data about Anglo-Islamic social and historical interactions. Rather than looking exclusively at literary works, which tended to present unidimensional stereotypes of Muslims?Shakespeare's "superstitious Moor" or Goffe's "raging Turke," to name only two?Matar delves into hitherto unexamined English prison depositions, captives' memoirs, government documents, and Arabic chronicles and histories. The result is a significant alternative to the prevailing discourse on Islam, which nearly always centers around ethnocentrism and attempts at dominance over the non-Western world, and an astonishing revelation about the realities of exchange and familiarity between England and Muslim society in the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods. Concurrent with England's engagement and "discovery" of the Muslims was the "discovery" of the American Indians. In an original analysis, Matar shows how Hakluyt and Purchas taught their readers not only about America but about the Muslim dominions, too; how there were more reasons for Britons to venture eastward than westward; and how, in the period under study, more Englishmen lived in North Africa than in North America. Although Matar notes the sharp political and colonial differences between the English encounter with the Muslims and their encounter with the Indians, he shows how Elizabethan and Stuart writers articulated Muslim in terms of Indian, and Indian in terms of Muslim. By superimposing the sexual constructions of the Indians onto the Muslims, and by applying to them the ideology of holy war which had legitimated the destruction of the Indians, English writers prepared the groundwork for orientalism and for the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century conquest of Mediterranean Islam. Matar's detailed research provides a new direction in the study of England's geographic imagination. It also illuminates the subtleties and interchangeability of stereotype, racism, and demonization that must be taken into account in any responsible depiction of English history..268p. bibliography. index . First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. New.

$27.50

East Midlands : Derbyshire, Leiscestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire

English Tourist Board , 1977. Where to Stay'78. A vintage guide to tourist facilities in the East Midlands such as Hotels/Motels/Holiday camps/Farmhouses/Inns/ Caravan and Camping Sites/ Holiday Flats/Hostels/ Bed & breakfast/ Holiday Cottages/ Guesthouses.. 68p. illus.map. First Thus. Softcoer. As New.

$5.00

English Lakeland, Cumbria

English Tourist Board , 1977. Where to Stay'78. A vintage guide to tourist facilities in the Lake Distrct and North West England. such as . A vintage guide to tourist facilities in the East Midlands such as Hotels/Motels/Holiday camps/Farmhouses/Inns/ Caravan and Camping Sites/ Holiday Flats/Hostels/ Bed & breakfast/ Holiday Cottages/ Guesthouses.154p. illus maps.. First Thus. Softcover. Fine.

$5.00

Shakespeare's Country

By Russell,John

London: Batsford, 1949. Red cloth binding embossed with seal of Bishop Strachan School,Toronto , given as a prize (details on bookplate inside front cover) 152p. plates (some col.) maps on endpapers.. 4th.Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$17.50

Literary Houses:Ten Famous Houses in Fiction

By Ashe, Rosalind

New York: Facts on File, 1982. Offers an imaginative visual reconstruction of the houses that played a critical role in "Rebecca," "Dracula," "Great Expectations," "Jane Eyre," "Northanger Abbey," and other fictional works.139p. Illus.. 1st US Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$20.00

A Fortunate Grandchild
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A Fortunate Grandchild

By Read, Miss (Pseud .Dora Jessie Saint )

New York: Houghton Mifflin., 1983. Nostalgic account of her childhood memories of her two grandmothers. Illustrated by Derek Crowe. 108p. Decorative endpapers. Name of previous owner on ffep, else fine. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Illus. by Derek Crowe.

$15.00

Shakespeare's Country

By Russell,John

London: Batsford, 1949. 152p. plates (some. 4th.Ed... Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good with slight chips & Tears.

$10.00

Vanishing England: A photographic journey through England's threatened landscapes

By Davies, Gareth Huw [Le Carre John]

Topsfield MA: Salem House Publishers, 1987. Produced for the Council for the Preservation of Rural England. Introduction by John Le Carre. " From the Lake Districtto Dartmoor the ever inceasng march of progress fuelled by private profit, lpcal gain, government requirement or the national interest is laying seige to the hearltand of England .... This book is a record of 24 of the most beautiful places in England. ...each.by an outstanding photographer. A "withdrawn" stamp on ffep, but no other library marks, else near fine. 173p. illus.. 1st US Ed.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$15.00

England Is a Garden a Wayfarers Companio

By Hamilton, Catherine

Devizes: Select Editions, 1988. A charming book. Pencil sketches of different places in Eng;and are overlaid with delightful watercolours of wild and garden flowers that she assocates with them. 72p. illus.. Re-issue. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

$12.00

To Marry an English Lord or, How Anglomania Really Got Started

By MacColl, Gail & Wallace, Carol McD.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1989. This delightful account of how American heiresses in the post-Civil War era packed up their trunks and went husband-hunting in England demonstrates that our national infatuation with British aristocracy is nothing new. The young women had good looks and big bucks; the often debt-ridden Brits had titles, castles and a society that was "more stimulating and more permissive, more leisurely and more sophisticated than Old New York." MacColl and Wallace (editor of and contributor to, respectively, The Preppy Handbook ) chronicle the lives of the rich and famous on both sides of the ocean, dishing up spicy gossip, pithy social commentary (by 1910, "Society in America became more sure of itself. Social climbers no longer needed titles for legitimacy") and obscure historical tidbits (because they were almost never allowed to sit in Queen Victoria's presence, her ladies-in-waiting "habitually bought shoes a size too big since their feet swelled so badly"). The book also includes witty profiles of leading American ladies and their British lords, piquant period photographs and handy tips on proper etiquette, such as "Any man who reverses changes the direction in which he's spinning his partner during a waltz is a cad." 403p. illus. bubliography.index. Small crease of front cover, else fine. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$20.00

England: The Beautiful Land

By Swinglehurst, Edmund

Toronto: Collins, 1984. Coffee table book showcasing the most beautiful places in England. Unpaginated.. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$15.00

A Brief History of Magna Carta: The Origins of Liberty from Runnymede to Washington
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A Brief History of Magna Carta: The Origins of Liberty from Runnymede to Washington

By Hindley.Geoffrey

London: Robinson, 2015. 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the influence of which is still felt today around the world. In 1215 the barons of England forced King John to sign a revolutionary document which would change the political landscape not only of thirteenth-century Britain, but of the modern world. Magna Carta was the forerunner of the constitution that limited the powers of the crown and its echoes can be found in the seventeenth-century Civil Wars, the struggles for American Independence, the work of Thomas Paine and in the bedrock constitutional legislation of just about every democratic country today. As civil Liberties and the rule of law are increasingly brought into question throughout the world, leading medieval historian Geoffrey Hindley breathes vivid life into the story behind the signing of Magna Carta, and reveals the undiminished significance of this ancient document in today's world. [An updated version of " Book of Magna Carta" orignially published Constable 1990] 349p. lllus bibliography. incdex. FirstThus. Softcover. As New.

$10.00

Cotswolds Little Souvenir Books Boxed Set: With Free Photo CD and Screensaver

By Andrews, Chris

Oxford: Chris Andrews Publications, 2005. This boxed set contains three books in the "Little Souvenir" series featuring delightful illustrations of Cotswolds North, Cotswolds South and Stratford-Upon-Avon, together with a CDRom with photographs and a Screensaver.. 1st UK Edition. Boxed Set. New.

$30.00

West Yorkshire Coalfield

By Goodchild, John

Stroud: Tempus Publishing Ltd., 2000. Illustrated history of coal production in west Yorkshire and its significance for local industry transportation and history. 138p. illus . 1st UK Edition. Softcover. New.

$25.00

Companion Into Cheshire.

By Ingram, J.H.

London: Methuen, 1948. "... Cheshire is as full of interest as any county in England. Here are descriptions of the lonely grandeur of the eastern moorlands, where for forty miles the tall hills rise like a wall from out of the lush , green plain. In Central Cheshire, also, rugged hills rise dramatically from typical dairying country, and even the low, green land of Wirral has its uplands. Do history and architecture interest you? Cheshire has its share of old castles, houses, churches, towns (what town in England can equal walled Chester?). Scenery, history, archaeology, folkore and character sketches all find their place in this book." 228. illus.b & w) maps on endpapers.. 2nd Ed. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$12.50

Lost Country Life : The story of how English folk lived, worked, threshed, thatched, rolled fleece, milled corn, and brewed mead.

By Hartley, Dorothy

New York: Pantheon, 1981. "An encyclopedia of rural life in the middle ages. Using as a framework a 16th-century calendar of advice for farmers, takes us month by month through the country-dweller's year, and opens up the customs and traditions of a vanished rural life." Quotations from ThomasTusser's memorable advice to farmers in rhyming verse.374p. illus index. First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. Fine.

$30.00

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