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A history of Greece [ 12 Volume Set ]

By Grote, George 1794-1871.

London: John Murray, 1883. Widely acknowledged as the most authoritative Victorian study of ancient Greece, George Grote's twelve-volume work, begun in 1846, established the view of Greek history which still prevails in textbooks and popular accounts of the ancient world today. Grote employs direct and clear language to take the reader from the earliest times of legendary Greece to the death of Alexander and his generation, drawing upon epic poetry and legend, and examining the growth and decline of the Athenian democracy. The work explains Greek political constitutions and philosophy, and interwoven throughout are the important but outlying adventures of the Sicilian and Italian Greeks. Volume 1 focuses on the legendary Greece, the times of epic poetry and legend, and explains how what we read today as myth was once, as Grote describes it, 'accredited history which the first Greeks could conceive or relish of their past time'. A New Edition: Volume I: Preface; Part I. Legendary Greece; Volume II: Part I. Legendary Greece (cont.); Part II. Historical Greece; Volume III: Part II. Historical Greece (cont.); Volume IV: Part II. Historical Greece (cont.); Volume V: Part II. Historical Greece (cont.); Volume VI: Part II. Historical Greece (cont.); Volume VII: Part II. Historical Greece (cont.); Volume VIII: Part II. Historical Greece (cont.); Volume IX: Part II. Historical Greece (cont.); Volume X: Part II. Historical Greece (cont.); Volume XI: Part II. Historical Greece (cont.); Volume XII: Part II. Historical Greece (cont.); Index. 12 v. : port., plans, maps (fold. leafs) ; 19 cm. Preface to Vol.1 dated 1846. Includes bibliographical references and index (v. 12). All retaining their original blind embossed terracotta cloth boards, gilt titles to spines. Very good copies, light bumps to spine ends. [ Location: BR2 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by With Portrait and Plans . 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$250.94

Dudley Carleton to John Chamberlain, 1603-1624 : Jacobean letters .
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Dudley Carleton to John Chamberlain, 1603-1624 : Jacobean letters .

By Dorchester, Dudley Carlteton. [ Edited By: Lee, Maurice.

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1972. x, 335 p. : port. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliography and index. A very nice copy, in a decent enough Jacket, one tiny nick and light extremity rubs. { Location: Landing Case }. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good - See Below / Images. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.38

The ancient state, authoritie, and proceedings of the Court of Requests
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The ancient state, authoritie, and proceedings of the Court of Requests

By Caesar, Julius Sir 1558-1636.; L. M. Hill. [ Edited and with an introduction By

London: Cambridge University Press, 1975. Series - (Cambridge studies in English legal history.) CONTENTS: 1. The Epistle Dedicatory; 2. The Court's authority as demonstrated in the records of the Court of Requests; 3. Excerpts from the Order and Decree Books and other records of the Court of Requests; 4. Statutory and common-law precedents concerning the Court of Requests; 5. Orders, notes and commissions from 4. Henry VI until 1630 dealing with the Court Council or the Court of Requests. SUMMARY: Sir Julius Caesar was the servant of Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I, serving as Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, Master of Requests, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Master of the Rolls and Privy Councillor. He also sat in the later Elizabethan parliaments and all but one in James' reign. Throughout his long and active career, Caesar preserved hundreds of volumes of his papers. They are largely in the custody of the British Museum and the text of this edition has been taken from BM Lansdowne MS 125. At the end of the sixteenth century English civilians were pressed to defend themselves and their courts against the judicial monopoly which the common lawyers were asserting. While this has often been regarded as a problem of conflicting legal systems and jurisprudential ideologies, it is apparent from Sir Julius Caesar's work that the questions were far more pragmatic than ideological. xivii, 281 p. ; 23 cm. A very nice copy in a similar dust jacket, a trifle rubbed at corners. [ Location: Dark Oak 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.26

Political culture and cultural politics in early modern Europe : essays presented to David Underdown
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Political culture and cultural politics in early modern Europe : essays presented to David Underdown

By Underdown, David.; Amussen, Susan Dwyer.; Kishlansky, Mark A. [ edited By

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995. SUMMARY: The history of early modern England has too often been characterized by sharp divisions between those adopting particular approaches to the past. More recently, however, historians have sought to integrate social and political history at the intersection of politics and culture. Whether politics is seen as inscribed within a matrix of social relations and cultural assumptions or culture is seen as an expression of political enfranchisement outside of conventional institutional arrangements, subjects and approaches which were once carefully categorized are now becoming mutually illuminating. Combining the work of major scholars on both sides of the Atlantic this volume seeks to explore the interconnections between popular culture and political activism at both the local and central levels. Strongly influenced by the work of David Underdown, the contributions range across a spectrum of social and political history from witchcraft to the aristocracy, from forest riots to battles of the Civil War. Within this diversity, the contributors offer a cohesive approach to the study of early modern Europe encouraging the exploration of mentalities and political activities, as well as artistic rendering, writing and ceremony, within the widest context of cultural politics. CONTENTS: Introduction - political culture and cultural politics in early modern England, Susan Amussen and Mark Kishlansky. Part 1 The culture of politics: the unweariableness of Mr Pym - influence and eloquence in the Long Parliament, J.S. Morrill; the faith of Joseph Hall, Peter Lake; honour, rhetoric and political culture - the Earl of Huntingdon and his enemies, Richard Cust; the Wentworth forest riot - property rights and political culture in restoration England, Molly McClain; in the midst of ceremony - cathedral and community in 17th century Wells, Carl B. Estabrook; gender and politics in Leveller literature, Ann Hughes; "If I did say so, I lyed" - Elizabeth Cellier and the construction of credibility in the Popish plot crisis, Rachel Weil. Part 2 The politics of culture: "The part of a Christian Man" - the cultural politics of manhood in early modern England, Susan Amussen; companionate marriage versus male friendship - anxiety for the lineal family in Jacobean drama, Lisa Jardine; remembering Marston Moor - the culture of politics, Maija Jansson; underground verse and the transformation of early Stuart political culture, Thomas Cogswell; wit in a roundhead - the dilemma of Marchamont Nedham, Blair Worden; turning frogs into princes - Aesop's fables and the political culture of early modern England, Mark Kishlansky. vii, 369 p : ill ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$53.14

Report on the manuscripts of Lord De l'Isle and Dudley preserved at Penshurst Place. V.1. [ Only Vol 1 ]
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Report on the manuscripts of Lord De l'Isle and Dudley preserved at Penshurst Place. V.1. [ Only Vol 1 ]

By Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge [ prepared and ed. By

London: H.M.S.O., 1925. Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. Historical Manuscripts Commission ; 77 . A very good copy indeed. lx, 550p.[ Location: Dark Oak 1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Report on the manuscripts of Lord De l'Isle and Dudley preserved at Penshurst Place. V.1. [ Only Vol 1 ]. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.26

The Puritan gentry besieged, 1650-1700
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The Puritan gentry besieged, 1650-1700

By Cliffe, J. T. (John Trevor)

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1993. Summary: The latter half of the seventeenth century saw the Puritan families of England struggle to preserve the old values in an era of tremendous political and religious upheaval. Even non-conformist ministers were inclined to be pessimistic about the endurance of `godliness' - Puritan attitudes and practices - among the upper classes. Based on a study of family papers and other primary resources, Trevor Cliffe's study reveals that in many cases, Puritan county families were playing a double game: outwardly in communion with the Church, they often employed non-conformist chaplains, and attended nonconformist meetings. CONTENTS: 1. The Godly Divided 2. Disaffection 3. Bringing Back the King 4. Bartholomew Day 5. Change and Decay 6. A Godly Elite 7. In communion 8. Gospel Preaching 9. Conenticles and Meeting Houses 10. Keeping a Chaplain 11. The Godly Household 12. Education in an Ungodly World 13. Getting and Spending 14. Parliament and the Nonconformist Interest 15. Fin de Siecle. xii, 295 p. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-276) and index. A fine copy. Free of any inscriptions. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/None Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.43

The letter book of John Parkhurst, Bishop of Norwich, compiled during the years 1571-7
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The letter book of John Parkhurst, Bishop of Norwich, compiled during the years 1571-7

By Houlbrooke, Ralph A (Ralph Anthony); Parkhurst, [ Parkhurst, John Bishop of Norwich.

Norwich: Norfolk Record Society, 1974. SERIES: Norfolk Record Society ; 43; 288p. Bibliography: p. [13]-14.. A very nice copy in the Maroon cloth gilt. Title page preceded by various reports of the Norfolk Record Society. [ Location: Dark Oak 1 ]. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.81

Eirenarcha: Or the office of justices of peace, 1581/2 (Classical English Law Texts)
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Eirenarcha: Or the office of justices of peace, 1581/2 (Classical English Law Texts)

By Lambard, William ; P R Glazebrook

Abingdon: Professional Books Ltd, 1980. Series: - Classical English law texts. Facsim. of 1581/2 ed. printed by Ra. Newbery and H. Bynneman, London. 16, [8], 511, [14] pages ; 24 cm. A firm clean copy in Burgundy cloth. Excellent.. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$29.52

The growth of political stability in England: 1675-1725
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The growth of political stability in England: 1675-1725

By Plumb, Sir John Harold, 1911-2001, Knight.

London: Macmillan, 1967. Plumb looks at English Political stability and how it was achieved. xviii, 206 p. ; 22 cm. A very good solid copy in a like dust jacket. [ Location: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$10.34

Essays in Leicestershire History
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Essays in Leicestershire History

By Hoskins, William George, 1908-1992.

Liverpool: University Press, 1950. viii, 196 p., [1] leaf and [6] p. of plates : ill., [3] leaves of folded maps ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. A very nice copy indeed, fine in a similar dust jacket, just a small nick to rear cover. [ Location: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.98

The House of Lords in the reign of Charles II
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The House of Lords in the reign of Charles II

By Swatland, Andrew.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. SERIES: Cambridge studies in early modern British history. CONTENTS: 1. Introduction; Part I. From Abolition to Restoration: 2. In the wilderness, 1649-1660; Part II. Members and the Business of the House: 3. Membership, attendance and privileges; 4. Legislation; 5. Justice; Part III. King, Lords and Commons: 6. King and Lords; 7. Lords and Commons; Part IV. Religion: 8. Religious composition; 9. Church settlement; 10. Religious nonconformity; Part V. Politics: 11. Factions, country peers and the 'Whig' party; 12. Court and 'Tory' peers; Conclusion; Appendices. SUMMARY:This is the first comprehensive study of the House of Lords in the reign of Charles II. It examines the House's institutional and political activities, and reveals the vital role played by the peerage in Caroline parliaments. Andrew Swatland draws on an extensive range of sources to analyse the membership and procedural developments of the House of Lords, relating these to legislative, judicial and political issues in Restoration England. He sheds light on the Lords' relations with the king and the Commons, and assesses the contribution made by peers and bishops to the Restoration church settlement. He also describes the emergence of political parties, reinterpreting 'Toryism' and 'Whiggism' during the succession crisis of 1679-81. This detailed and balanced study is both a major institutional history and an important contribution to the history of Restoration politics and political culture. This is a study of the House of Lords in the reign of Charles II. It examines the House's institutional and political activities, and reveals the vital role played by the peerage in Caroline parliaments. Andrew Swatland draws on an extensive range of sources to analyse the membership and procedural developments of the House of Lords, relating these to legislative, judicial and political issues in Restoration England. He sheds light on the Lords' relations with the king and the Commons, and assesses the contribution made by peers and bishops to the Restoration church settlement. He also describes the emergence of political parties, reinterpreting 'Toryism' and 'Whiggism' during the succession crisis of 1679-81. This detailed and balanced study is both a major institutional history and an important contribution to the history of Restoration politics and political culture. xv, 288 p. ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.43

Truth (British periodical); Xmas Numbers for 1882, 1883 & 1885 Bound in; The Winter Number of Vanity Fair 1885 Also Bound in.
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Truth (British periodical); Xmas Numbers for 1882, 1883 & 1885 Bound in; The Winter Number of Vanity Fair 1885 Also Bound in.

By Henry Du Pré Labouchère (9 November 1831 - 15 January 1912)

London: Sampson Low et al , 1881. Truth was a British periodical publication begun by the diplomat and Liberal politician Henry Labouchère. He founded 'Truth' after he left a rival publication, The World. Truth was known for its exposures of many kinds of frauds, and was at the centre of several civil lawsuits. Although Labouchère himself contributed to Truth, it was for the most part controlled by Horace Voules in its early days. Under Labouchère, whom media of the time called an "unruly" man,Truth became known for both its investigative journalism into frauds and its legal troubles. The newspaper was sued many times, mostly unsuccessfully. This copy is an amalgam of differing parts within the years listed, 1881-1886. One page has been repaired, one plate has had part of the illustration neatly cut out. Nevertheless, this is a very interesting Journal with numerous articles of interest. Some are hilarious, looking at them from the present. Labouchère is remembered for the Amendment to British law, which for the first time made all male homosexual activity a crime. THE COLLATION AS IT FOLLOWS WITHIN THE BINDING { some appear out of sequence }: 1881:- Nov 24th p.681 -685, 1882:- Feb 23rd p.277-282, April 27th p.585-590, May 4th p.611-628, Nov 9th p.661-668, 1883:- Jan 5th p.117-118, Truth Xmas Number 25th Dec 1882 p1-52, 4 plates [ 1 with the cut out] 1 with large repair]; Jan 25th 1883 p.119 -128, Feb 22nd p.261-266, March 15th p.363-368, March 28th p.401-406, April 12th p.507-514, June 14th p.p833-838, August 3oth p.307-312, June 28th p.909-916, October 11th p.513-518, October 18th p.549-554, October 25th p.585-588, October 2nd 1884 p.525-528, October 16th 1884 p.599-604, October 23rd 1884, p.633-644, October 3oth 1884 p.681-684, October 25th 1883 p.589-590, November 1st 1883 p.619-624, November 8th p.655-662, November 15th 1883 p.693-698, November 29th 1883 p.759-764, December 27th 1883 p.911-918. Truth Xmas Number 1883, December 25th p.1-64, 4 plates { 3 Tinted J.C.Gould }. 1884:- January 17th p.95-100, January 24th p.133-136, January 31st p.169-172, February 28th p.311-316, March 6th p.347-350, March 13th p.385-390, March 20th p.425-430, May 1st p.725-736, June 5th p.849-858, June 19th p.925-930, July 10th p.63-70, July31st p.183-186, August 14th p.263-266, August 28th p.325 ( tear/small loss) -340, September 11th p.411-414, September 25th p's. 475-478 & 483-486, November 6th p.721-724, November 13th p.755-762, December 4th p.869-872, December 11th p.909-914, December 18th p.947-952, December 25th p.985-992. 1885:- January 22nd p's.133 -138 & 141-146, February 5th p's. 211-216 & 219-222, February 19th p.295-296, March 5th p.379-384, March 12th p.417-424, April 16th p.609-620, April 23rd p.655-660, May14th p.775-778, May 21st p.813-818, June 18th p.977-982, July 30th p.175-180, July 2nd p.23-26, August 20th p.301-306, August 6th p.223-228, September 3rd p's. 367-370 & 375 - 380, September 10th p.411-416, September 17th p.447-452, October 8th p's. 555 -562 & 567-570, October 22nd p.645-650, October 29th p's 677-68- & 685 -688, November 12th p.765-768. INSERTED: 'The Winter Number of Vanity Fair 1885 p.1-50 [ Very Good ], 'Truth Xmas 1885 p.1-58, 4 plates [ 2 tinted ]; 1886:- January 7th p.15-20, January 28th p.145-150, February 4th p.179-186, February 11th p.217-222, March 25th p.453-456, April 1st p.491-496, April 8th p.537-544, April 15th p.575-578, April 22nd p.613 -616 & finally April 29th p.651-658 { representative images to follow } Total number of pages = 526 plus 50 pages for the Vanity Fair Winter Number.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good - Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$141.71

Scotland from 1603 to the present day.[ Volumes 1 & 2 ]
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Scotland from 1603 to the present day.[ Volumes 1 & 2 ]

By Pryde, George S.

London: Thomas Nelson and Sons , 1962. 2 EXACT MATCHING VOLUMES: Reprints of May 1962, first published February 1962.: SERIES: The new history of Scotland ; 1st Listed: A fine copy in a very good Jacket, is now within a removeable plastic sleeve viii, 359 p. ; cm. 2nd listed:: Vol 2. A decent copy, book is fine, while the dust jacket presents well having been repaired sensitively and is now within a removeable plastic sleeve. [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good - See Comm. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.34

The ship-money returns for the County of Suffolk, 1630-40, Harl. mss. 7, 540-7, 542
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The ship-money returns for the County of Suffolk, 1630-40, Harl. mss. 7, 540-7, 542

By Redstone, Vincent B.; Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History.

Ipswich: W. E. Harrison, 1904. Appears to be cased within a modern green binding with gilt to spine. As a result, this is a well preserved original and clean copy. At head of title: Suffolk institute of archaeology and natural history. Transcribed and edited by Vincent B. Redstone xvi, 255 pages. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine - See Below. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$53.14

Man of mercury : an appreciation of the mind of Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke
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Man of mercury : an appreciation of the mind of Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke

By Jackman, S. W. (Sydney Wayne)

London: Pall Mall, 1965. Dr. Jackman examines the fascinating life of Viscount Bolingbroke, his political, literary and personal achievements, and presents a determined and powerful man who was equally fallible and vain. This masterly reconstruction recreates the man and his times, and portrays a character with whom we can all identify. The author refutes the belief that Bolingbroke was the progenitor of George III's 'Constitutional Experiment' and sets his subject among the number of those 'true conservatives' who do not beget a school of followers. Yet Bolingbroke occupies a special position in that he attempted to define a conservative political philosophy - perhaps the only speculative politician to do this reasonably successfully. The author examines in detail the different aspects of Bolingbroke's thought and shows that, far from trying to put back the historical clock, this leading Tory of the Augustan Age was at one with the rationalist, empirical movement of his day. Of all the great 18th century personalities, Bolingbroke has been the most depreciated and neglected. There has been little attempt to give a general estimation of his ideas on philosophy, history and politics. Dr. Jackman's book addresses this deficiency. Bolingbroke left a definite mark upon English History, and whether his career is to be admired or regretted, it cannot be ignored. Author's Foreword; Introduction by Sir Charles Petrie Bart; Life and Political Career; On History; On Religion and Philosophy; On Society and Government; On Political Parties; On The Patriot King; Bolingbroke's Place in the English Political Tradition; Appendix; References; Select Bibliography; Index.ix, 166 pages frontispiece : (portrait) ; 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. A very good copy in a like dust jacket. No inscriptions. [ Location: Fp1]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.17

The letters and the life of Francis Bacon : including all his occasional works ...  [ Volume V Only ]
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The letters and the life of Francis Bacon : including all his occasional works ... [ Volume V Only ]

By Bacon, Francis 1561-1626.; Spedding, James.

London: Longmans, Green Reader and Dyer , 1869. Newly collected and set forth in chronological order with a commentary biographical and historical by James Spedding. Vol.5. Spine title: Lord Bacon's letters and life. A very decent example in the original brown embossed decorated covers. Gilt to spine. xvi, 422, [ii], [ii], [iii]. Includes bibliographical footnotes and index.[ Location: Fp1]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$23.62

Renaissance essays : 1400-1620
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Renaissance essays : 1400-1620

By Trevor-Roper, H. R. (Hugh Redwald)

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. Series -The Collected essays of Hugh Trevor-Roper. viii, 312 p. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. CONTENTS: Doge Francesco Foscari -- Emperor Maximilian I, as patron of the arts -- Sir Thomas More and Utopia -- Erasmus and the crisis of Christian humanism -- Lisle letters -- John Stow -- Richard Hooker and the Church of England -- Queen Elizabeth's first historian : William Camden -- Paracelsian movement -- The sieur de la Riviere -- Culture of the Baroque courts -- Robert Burton and The anatomy of melancholy -- Outbreak of the Thirty Years War. A decent copy in a like dust jacket. No inscriptions. [ Location: Fp1]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.17

Robert Spencer, Earl of Sunderland, 1641-1702.
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Robert Spencer, Earl of Sunderland, 1641-1702.

By Kenyon, John Philipps

London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1958. John Kenyon's scholarly biography of Sunderland is widely regarded as an unsurpassed classic both on its subject and for the penetrating insights it provides into the turbulent decades at the end of the 17th century. Sutherland, one of the prickliest characters on the contemporary political stage, was one of the era's great survivors and came to exert considerable influence on the policies adopted by three successive monarchs. He was at the very heart of the major constitutional and religious upheaval which centred on the "Glorious revolution", and gradually came to shoulder responsibility for political and religious decisions way above his station. Towards the end of his life, Sunderland became the first of the great intermediaries between Court and faction, reviving the fortunes of the "Court whigs" and bringing their leaders back into line with the pre-revolutionary governing classes. John Kenyon's remarkable work of scholarship remains a fundamental source to any serious understanding of the period..396 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Neat clean copy, in similar Jacket, a slight hint of tone at edges, light rubs. Nice copy. Free of inscriptions. [ Location: Fp1]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by [With plates, including portraits.]. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.53

Society and government in France under Richelieu and Mazarin, 1624-61
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Society and government in France under Richelieu and Mazarin, 1624-61

By Bonney, Richard 1947- ; Huguenot Library

Basingstoke, Hants, United Kingdom: Macmillan, 1988. xiv,247p : maps. Neat clean copy, no real faults, in similar Jacket. [ Location: Fp1]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.17

The Place names of Essex
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The Place names of Essex

By Reaney, Percy Hide, 1880-1968.

Cambridge: University Press, 1969. First pub. 1935 - Reissue of 1969. Series - English Place-Name Society ; v. 12. xlix, 698 p. ; 22 cm. Afine copy, in a good but handled Jacket. No inscriptions. . Hard Cover. Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.26

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