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Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges
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Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges

By Plant, Cornell

First edition. Kelly and Walsh. Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore, Yokohama, Hankow. 1921. Octavo. 86pp. Colour frontispiece. 40 further photo plates, numerous pen and ink sketches. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board with vignette. Slightly faded, light wear. Occasional faint toning. Signature "Amory" to ffep. Chinese red booksellers stamp to ffep and title. Small vestige of a tipped in letter to ffep. Samuel Cornell Plant (1866-1921) Know as Pu Lan Tian. The first shipmaster to command a merchant steamer on the Upper Yangtze River through gorges from Yichang to Chongqing. Plant created the Sichuan Steam Navigation Company, providing the first steam service on the Upper Yangtze as Captain of SS Shutung and SS Shuhun. From his houseboat, The Junie, he charted the waters of the gorges. "Plant installed the river's navigational marks, established signaling systems, wrote a manual for shipmasters, and trained hundreds of foreign and Chinese pilots." [A.C. Bromfield & Rosemary Lee, "The Life and Times of Captain Samuel Cornel Plant, Master Mariner and Senior Inspector, Upper Yangtze River, Chinese Maritime Customs," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, Vol. 41 (2001)]

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The Cabinet. By a Society of Gentlemen
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The Cabinet. By a Society of Gentlemen

By A Society of Gentlemen

3 volumes bound in 2. Printed and Sold for J March. Norwich & J S Jordan, Fleet Street. London. 1795. 8vo. Title pages bearing the spear and defiant cap of liberty, together with the insignia of Libertas. vi, 310, (2)pp; 318, (2)pp; (bl.), 41-318, (2)pp. Lacking b-f: 1-40 [On Habeas Corpus, which was censored due to the political intervention and government persecution known as the "gagging acts", the Seditious Meetings Act and the Treasonable Practices Act]. Recent quarter calf, marbled boards, spines in six compartments with raised banding and gilt lettering. Bookplates to ffep's. Small ink inscription to titles. Occasional spotting, mottling to title page of Volume II, ink stain to index vol III. Published by Thomas Paine's publisher, J S Jordan. Contributors were identified only by initial or pseudonym to escape prosecution. Rare. ESTC P2535 The Preface reads: "No work in the English language, perhaps, ever appeared to the world under circumstances more inauspicious and depressing than the Cabinet... the giant arm of a ferocious and unrelenting despotism threatened destruction to the defenders of liberty and truth". 1794 The British Treason Trials/French Revolution. The Cabinet was published by J S Jordan, Thomas Paine's publisher, (subsequently tried and imprisoned). It published articles taking an anti government stance. On January 31, Thomas Paine gave the manuscript of The Rights of Man to publisher Joseph Johnson. A visit by government agents dissuaded Johnson, so Paine gave the book to publisher J.S. Jordan, then went to Paris, on William Blake's advice. He charged three good friends, William Godwin, Thomas Brand Hollis, and Thomas Holcroft, with handling publication details. The Rights of Man continues to face challenges today for its "subversive" and "radical" ideas, and remains one of history's most banned political narratives. Penelope Corfield and Walter Graham have identified a number of the contributors: William Taylor (G?) (1765–1836), "often called William Taylor of Norwich, essayist, scholar and polyglot. A political radical, a member of the "Tusculan School" for political discussion, and the Speculative Society, founded by William Enfield for philosophical debate. Taylor became a leader of the Speculative Club." Marsh, Charles (X) (c.1774–1835), barrister and politician. Amelia Opie, née Alderson ("N") (12 November 1769 – 2 December 1853), "Miss Alderson had inherited radical principles and was an ardent admirer of John Horne Tooke. She was close to activists John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. Amelia Alderson contributed fifteen poems to the first three issues of The Cabinet. Increasing revolutionary violence and warfare polarized public opinion, however, and a large show trial of leading 'English Jacobins', including the Aldersons' acquaintances Thomas Holcroft and John Horne Tooke, was scheduled for November 1794. A month earlier Amelia Alderson had told Susannah Taylor that she was pessimistic at the outcome, that The Cabinet was considered a 'dangerous' publication." Equiano, Olaudah (OTHELLO) [Gustavus Vassa] (c.1745–1797), "author and slavery abolitionist. Equiano, the African by Vincent Carretta. "Equiano's association with the members of the Tusculan School may have continued beyond his stay in Norwich. The school debates evolved into the Cabinet. The author of the anti-war essay entitled "Mischievous Effects of War" used the pseudonym "Othello", which suggests that the writer was of African descent. Equiano may have been "Othello". Of the twenty known contributors to the Cabinet, all publishing pseudonymously, thirteen subscribed to Equiano's Norwich edition." Mary Wollstonecraft (L.R. ?) Advocate of women's rights. Married to William Godwin. William Youngman (Alcanor) d. 1836. "A wine merchant and member of the Independent Congregation at Norwich." John Pitchford (Y) (1772-1839) "educated at Norwich under Samuel Parr and at St. Omer, he was a chemist and political radical in Norwich." Taylor, John (CLIO + H.D.?) (1750–1826), "Surgeon and hymn-writer, and founder of the literary family of the Taylors of Norwich." P. Meadows Taylor (P.S.R.) William Dalrymple (O.O.O) Norwich surgeon Thomas Starling Norgate (Z) (1772–1859) writer, journalist and newspaper editor Henry Crabb Robinson (H.C.R.) (1775–1867), diarist and journalist. Annabella [Bell] Plumptre (A.C., possibly also A.B.) (1769–1838) Dr Edward Rigby Sir William Jones Orientalist and jurist. Edward Rigby (W) (1747-1821) William Pattison (Rusticus) (1775-1848) Thomas Drummond (G?) Presbyterian minister. William Enfield (Homo) Unitarian minister. The following contributors are as yet unidentified: I.L., Philolethes, A, P.P.A., Civis, D., P.E., C.G., H, Honorius, ONEIR, Gwilym Dyfed, C, O.S., S.S., U.S., Z. References: Corfield, Penelope J. The case of The Cabinet: did Mary Wollstonecraft join the Norwich radicals? The Times Literary Supplement ISSN: 0307-661X 1997 Issue 4903. Corfield, Penelope J & Evans, C. Youth and Revolution in the 1790's. Sutton. 1996. Graham, Walter. The Authorship of the Norwich Cabinet 1794-5. Notes and Queries 162 (1932) pp294-5. Thompson, Edward P. The Making of the English Working Class. Penguin. 1963.

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Reglement für die Beförderung von Truppen und Armee-Bedürfnissen auf den Staats-Eisenbahnen und den unter Staats-Verwaltung stehenden Privat-Eisenbahnen im gegenseiten Verkehre zwischen den Staatsgebieten des Norddeutschen Bundes, des Königreichs Bayerns, des Königreichs Wirttemberg, des Großherzogthums Baden. [Regulations for the transport of troops and army needs on the state railways and the state-owned private railways in relation to traffic between the territories of the North German Confederation, the Kingdom of Bavaria, the Kingdom of Wurttemberg, the Grand Duchy of Baden]
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Reglement für die Beförderung von Truppen und Armee-Bedürfnissen auf den Staats-Eisenbahnen und den unter Staats-Verwaltung stehenden Privat-Eisenbahnen im gegenseiten Verkehre zwischen den Staatsgebieten des Norddeutschen Bundes, des Königreichs Bayerns, des Königreichs Wirttemberg, des Großherzogthums Baden. [Regulations for the transport of troops and army needs on the state railways and the state-owned private railways in relation to traffic between the territories of the North German Confederation, the Kingdom of Bavaria, the Kingdom of Wurttemberg, the Grand Duchy of Baden]

Gedruckt bei J. Gotteswinter & Mößl [Mossl] in Munchen. 1870. 12mo. 29; 22; 8pp. 3 folding charts. Original blue paper covers. Small area of slight discolouration to upper cover. Lightly toned. Charts unopened. Appears unread. One copy only recorded worldwide: held at The Bavarian State Library, Munchen. Rare. In 1862, the company founder Joseph Gotteswinter received the "Concession in the Name of His Majesty" Maximilian II to operate a book printing company and moved into rooms on Theatinerstraße 18. Ludwig II succeeded to the title in 1864 and remained King of Bavaria until his death in 1886. In 1870 Bavaria fought alongside Prussia. After the Prussian victory, Bismark moved to complete the Unification of Germany, #Franco Prussian War; #Germany railways, #Germany military history, #Germany Unification, #Bismark

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Journal of a Residence in Ashantee. Comprising notes and researches relative to the Gold Coast, and the interior of Western Africa; chiefly collected from Arabic MSS. and information communicated by the Moslems of Guinea: to which is prefixed an account of the origin and causes of the present war.
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Journal of a Residence in Ashantee. Comprising notes and researches relative to the Gold Coast, and the interior of Western Africa; chiefly collected from Arabic MSS. and information communicated by the Moslems of Guinea: to which is prefixed an account of the origin and causes of the present war.

By Dupuis, Joseph

First edition. Printed for Henry Colburn. London. 1824. 4to. (2), vii, (1), xxxviii, 264, cxxxv, (1)pp. Folding map, 11 further plates (2 of which are folding). Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Spine in five compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering. Worn and rubbed to joints, boards and extremities. Title page reinforced to gutter margin. Spot to margin of title page. Short closed marginal tear to vii. Map misfolded, with some closed tears to folds (no loss). Closed fold tears to Plate 1 (no loss). Plates 3 & 5 with short closed edge chips/tears. Plate 6 loose, with corners to margin cropped. Plate 8 loose, cropped to upper margin. Occasional spotting/browning. Pertinent marginal annotation dated 1874 to pages 192 & 241 in Cary's handwriting. Vestiges of a tipped in note to fep. Lacks plates 2, 9, 10, 11. Provenance of note: Inscribed to endpaper: "To C. Adams from Her Godfather Tom – after residing two years in this Garden of Eden 1864-5. Dated June 8th 1866". Front free endpaper inscribed with the account of Thomas Cary of the 4th West Indian Regiment, in his handwriting, during the Second Ashanti War under Colonel Conran, based at Cape Coast Castle, dated 13 May 1864. With a first hand account of the hardships of the four month Prah encampment. To the verso is inscribed "What Jacob Says (Jacob was a parrot)", with his sayings continued onto the rear free endpaper. [Jacob the Parrot appears to have been extremely loquacious] To the verso of the rear free endpaper is listed "Places visited by John Cary from January 1859". To 1887 "retired and lived at Ruthin". "Thomas Alphonso Cary, born February 8th 1840, in Canada, joined the army as an ensign in the West India Regiment on 13 May 1859. He was a lieutenant on 11 Apr 1862 and went to West Africa with his regiment for the disastrous campaign of 1863-64. He reached the rank of captain on 23 Mar 1866, and on 13 Dec of that year exchanged to the 13th Light Infantry. On 1 May 1887 he relinquished command and, on his retirement was promoted to honorary major-general. He lived in Denbighshire with his wife Caroline (nee Haskell) who he married in 1887." [13th Regiment of Foot record] Major General Cary retired to Ty Mawr, Pentrecoch Manor, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Ruthin, he died on December 26th 1922 and is buried at St Cynfarch & St Mary's there. Dated signature "Hy. Barnes" 24th Nov '39. to upper corner of the Dedication. Dated signature in the same hand Henry Barnes 24th November 1839 to the upper corner of the first page. Henry Barnes, of Prospect Hill, Cape Coast Castle, a merchant of the Africa Gold Coast. Henry Barnes (1800 - September 23, 1865), was born to a "Captain Barnes of a trade schooner" in either Anomabo or Cape Coast. He began in government service, making commercial contacts with Forster and Smith. The first man to cut timber for export in the hinterland of "Anamaboe" as early as 1843. He was called, together with David Livingstone, Aspinall Tobin, & Capt James Croft, , on the 18th May 1865 to give evidence to the Select Committee on Africa (Western Coast), and was questioned immediately after Livingstone. References: "Sketches of the Lives and Labours of Our Great Men: Henry Barnes of Prospect Hill, Cape Coast Castle". The Gold Coast Aborigines, 19 March 1898. Statement by Henry Barnes, 18 May 1865, in United Kingdom, Parliament, "Report of the Select Committee on Africa (Western Coast)" Raymond E. Dumett. Tropical Forests and West African Enterprise: The Early History of the Ghana Timber Trade. African Economic History. No. 29 (2001), pp. 79-116. Reindorf, Carl Christian. History of the Gold Coast and Asante, based on traditions and historical facts, comprising a period of more than three centuries from about 1500 to 1860. 1895. Abbey, J.R. Travel, 281

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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d\'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.
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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.

By Baugean, Jean Jerôme

First edition. Se vend a Paris, chez Ostervald. 1817. Plate 80. Barque de l'Ariatique au mouillage. 24.5cm x 20.5cm to include margins. (17.5cm x 13cm) Some browning and chipping to lower corner and edges of margin.We have more plates from this work. Please contact us for details.

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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d\'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.
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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.

By Baugean, Jean Jerôme

First edition. Se vend a Paris, chez Ostervald. 1817. Plate 39. Galliotte Suedoise au mouillage allongeant une houssiere pour se touer. Tartane a trait quarre. 24cm x 18cm including margins (16cm x 12cm). Some browning to lower corner. Light spotting.We have more plates from this work. Please contact us for details.

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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d\'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.
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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.

By Baugean, Jean Jerôme

First edition. Se vend a Paris, chez Ostervald. 1817. Plate 33. Site pittoresque. Bateau Espangnol. Arrier d'un Pinque Genois. 24.5cm x 20.5cm to include margins. (17.5cm x 13cm) Some light spotting and browning to lower corner and edges of margin.We have many more plates from this work. Please contact us for more details

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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d\'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.
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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d\'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.
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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.

By Baugean, Jean Jerôme

First edition. Se vend a Paris, chez Ostervald. 1817. Plate 89. Petit Batiment de Cabotage, de Rouen au Havre. 24.5cm x 20.5cm to include margins. (17.5cm x 13cm) Some spotting and browning to lower corner and edges of margin.We have many more plates from this work. Please contact us for more details.

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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d\'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.
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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.

By Baugean, Jean Jerôme

First edition. Se vend a Paris, chez Ostervald. 1817. Plate 3. Costumes. Bateau et Pecheurs Catalans. 24.5cm x 20.5cm to include margins. (17.5cm x 13cm) Some browning to lower corner and edges of margin. Light spotting. Small paper fault to margin.We have many more plates from this work, please contact us for more details.

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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d\'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.
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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.

By Baugean, Jean Jerôme

First edition. Se vend a Paris, chez Ostervald. 1817. Plate 50. Brick marchand, abattu en crene sur un ponton. 24.5cm x 20.5cm to include margins. (17.5cm x 13cm) Some browning to lower corner and edges of margin.We have many more plates from this work. Please contact us for more details.

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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d\'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.
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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.

By Baugean, Jean Jerôme

First edition. Se vend a Paris, chez Ostervald. 1817. Plate 52. Brick marchand abattu en carene, sur sa Chaloupe. 24.5cm x 20.5cm to include margins. (17.5cm x 13cm) Some browning to lower corner and edges of margin.

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Recueil de petites marines; Représentant des navires de diverses nations, et de toutes espèces, sous différentes voilures; intérieurs d\'arsenaux, travaux des ports, costumes de pêcheurs, de matelots, et principales professions attachées à la marine; phares, sites pittoresques; barques de rivières etc. Dessiné et gravé par Baugean, Graveur du Roi.
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Grim and Gay. A Calendar of Wit and Wisdom.
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Grim and Gay. A Calendar of Wit and Wisdom.

By Churchill, Rt. Hon Winston C.H. M.P.

G. Delgado Ltd. London. [1945]. 26pp. Original paper wraps, photo and red and black lettering to title. Ribbon tie. 1946 calendar in red and black to foot of each page. Headpieces in red. Covers lightly toned. Includes "Into Battle", "The End of the Beginning", "The Unrelenting Struggle", "Onwards to Victory, "We Can Take It" etc.

$33.38

Essays in Polynesian ethnology
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Essays in Polynesian ethnology

By Williamson, Robert W.; Piddington, Ralph (ed)

First edition. University Press, Cambridge. 1939. xlii, 373pp. 10 plates, folding map, text map, 7 tables. Original green cloth, gilt to spine. Edges untrimmed. Corners lightly rubbed. Map misfolded, with minor chipping to edge. Bookplate to fep of Lancashire Education Committee. Date due label removed from ffep. Brown pocket with card and original catalogue card to rep. Faint mark to top of upper board. This volume, published under the Polynesian Bequest embodies Williamson's manuscripts both published and unpublished. It covers Warfare in Central Polynesia, Kava in Samoa and Tonga, Kava in other Polynesian Islands, The Arioi, and Sex, Courtship and Infanticide. It includes a 14 page bibliography.

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Secrets of Crewe House. The story of a famous campaign.
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Secrets of Crewe House. The story of a famous campaign.

By Stuart, Sir Campbell

First edition. Hodder and Stoughton. London. 1920. xiii, 240pp. Photo frontis., 42 further photos and illus., 4 maps. Original red and black cloth, slightly faded to spine. Occasional light spotting. A bright copy. British propaganda under Northcliffe during the First World War. Sir Campbell Stuart was Northcliffe's Deputy Director and responsible for the day to day running of Crewe House, working with Henry Wickham Steed and H. G. Wells amongst others.

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Signed typewritten letter to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore
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Signed typewritten letter to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore

By Hore-Belisha, Rt Hon Leslie

Typewritten letter, 25cm x 20cm. 1pp. signed and addended in blue ink to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Moore, C.B.E., M.P. 186 Piccadilly W1. On headed notepaper, dated 23rd January 1948. Regarding the Yugoslav Aid Committee, mentioning the Duchess of Atholl, Moore's son-in-law James Harrower and Moore's daughter Priscilla. Short fold split to edge. Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha Liberal MP, Cabinet Minister, Secretary of State for War, dismissed in 1940, revealing widespread anti-Semitism in government. Oswald Mosely calling him a "Jewish Warmonger", Henry Pownall called him a "political jewboy". H.G. Wells named him in "The Shape of Things to Come" 1934 – prophetically it turned out. (Belisha Beacons were introduced by him) Lieut. Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore MP for Ayr 1925-1964. In the 1930's he publicly supported Adolf Hitler and the policies of Nazism. The British Yugoslav Aid Committee under the chairmanship of the Duchess of Atholl, Sir Thomas Moore M.P.: Post Holocaust and Tito-Stalin split aid for Yugoslavia.

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The sword in Anglo-Saxon England.
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The sword in Anglo-Saxon England.

By Davidson, H. R. Ellis

First edition. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1962. xxvii, 237pp. 16 plates. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine. Edges lightly spotted. A nice copy. Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (1914-2006) English antiquarian and academic, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities.

$46.73

Steamship Models
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Steamship Models

By Chatterton, E. Keble

Signed limited edition. 923/1000. T. Werner Laurie. London. 1924. Quarto. xii, 84pp. 128 plates including 8 tipped in colour plates on heavier art paper. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Gilt rules, lettering and vignette to upper board. Spine darkened and slightly rubbed. Slight shelf wear. Edward Keble Chatterton (1878-1944) LtCdr RNVR and prolific naval and maritime writer.

$66.76

The Diary of 85 (Essex) Medium Battery Royal Artillery 1943-1945
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The Diary of 85 (Essex) Medium Battery Royal Artillery 1943-1945

By Tilney, Major John D. R. T. & Officers of 85 Bty

First edition. Printed by W. J. Parrett Ltd. 25 Cech Square, Margate. 1947. Original blue buckram, gilt lettering to upper board. (5), 144pp. 8 photo plates. 8 maps. Covers slightly darkened, a nice crisp copy with no inscriptions. Line drawn maps of England Battery Locations, Battery Routes, From the Beaches to Falaise, The Pursuit to the Seine, The Channel Ports, The Scheldt, The Maas and the River, The Reichswald Forest and the Rhine "This Diary is not meant to be good prose. It is not meant to be official. It almost certainly offends against a number of K.Rs. It is the Diary of a Battery Officers Mess. Its several authors wrote, when the spirit moved them and often in the oddest of places"

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