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Vanishing England
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Vanishing England

By Ditchfield, Peter Hampson and Roe, Fred

London, England: Bracken Books/Studio Editions Ltd Publishers, 1993. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Fred Roe. Type: Hardback First published 1910 in England. This is the first reprinting, 1993, since then. Hardcover in Very Good Condition with a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Illustrated with delightful pencil drawings by Fred Roe to provide an atmospheric visual description of a wide range of architectural and culturtal jewels of England. The book is bound in clean and unmarked blue cloth with sharp and bright gilt titles on spine, the corner tips and the tips of the spine corners are lightly rubbed; binding is tight, solid and square, with sharp corners. Internals are As New. Publisher's Note states that the book reflects the author's concerns for what he saw as the decline in traditional English life and customs. Eighty plus years later much of what he wrote about has taken place. The publisher's intention in reprinting this volume in 1993 is to provide a window into the past and allow the reader to experience not only the glories of English cultural heritage but also the concerns which were pevalent at that time--Most this is directly from the publisher's note in the book. 403 pages, indexed. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. 1993, Bracken Books/Studio Editions Ltd Publishers, London, England.

$14.06

Historic Cambridge
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Historic Cambridge

By Delbos, J. M. (Illustrator)

Cambridge, England: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd, 1923. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. J. M. Delbos. Type: Hard Back Assumed First Edition. Pencil Sketches of Colleges by J. M. Delbos with a Foreword by L. F. Salzman. Original illustrations, white cloth spine with gold titles and original cloth backed printed purple boards with light blue titles and illustration. Endpapers illustrated, Title page illustrated, 24 Arms of the Colleges precede description and illustration of each college. Unpaginated. Boards clean and unmarked, rubbed on edges and lightly scuffed at corners. Endpapers lightly fixed or shadowed. Inner hinge cracked, lining or spine piece partially separated from crash, but sewn binding is tight. Pages very clean and completely unmarked. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. W. Heffer & Sond, Ltd, Cambridge, England, 1923.

$7.40

The English:The Countryside and Its People
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The English:The Countryside and Its People

By Watkins, Michael

London, England: Harvest Books/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Peter Pugh-Cook. Trade Paperback with Pictorial Wrappers in Very Good Condition. Photographs by Peter Pugh-Cook. A comprehensive photo-essay on the inhabitants of Great Britain--the yeoman, the shepardess, the lobster fisherman, the thatcher, the publican, the gardener--and many more--essays and full color and b/w photos of each. 255 pages. 9.75 x 7.5 inches. 1982, Arrow Books, London, England.

$6.66

The Oppressed English
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The Oppressed English

By Hay, Ian

Garden City, N. Y: Doubleday, Page and Co, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Small Thin Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No jacket. Binding of Green ribbed cloth gilt titled on front and spine; very clean with a small (less than half inch) brownish spot near the fore-edge and a half inch whitish mark on the edge itself. Light corner and spine edge wear. Tight and solid sewn binding. Interior is quite clean, pages 64 and 65 have a small browninh mark in the margin, otherwise free from any markings, lightly and evenly toned. A 'tongue-in-cheek' humorous look at the English, 1917, a comparison of English and American behaviors, the irish question, Scotland, the Church. Interesting and humorous in its way. 88 pages. 6.8 x 4.3 inches. Doubleday, Page and Co, Garden City, NY 1917.

$7.40

Social Change in the Industrial Revolution: An Application of Theory to the British Cotton Industry
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Social Change in the Industrial Revolution: An Application of Theory to the British Cotton Industry

By Smelser, Neil J

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A: Univ of Chicago Press, 1973. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hard Back Fourth Printing, 1973. Originally Published in 1959. Hardcover Book in Near Fine Condition. No jacket. Social history of the working class in Great Britain during the changes brought about during the Industrial Revolution, changes to the cotton industry, weaving, families, unemployment. 13 Illustrations, 14 Tables. Green cloth binding, gilt lettered on spine. Clean and unmarked. Tight and solid. Slightest touch of wear to spine heel. Internals very clean, no markings of any kind, no creases. 440 pages with Bibliography and Index. 1973, Univ of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

$16.65

Out in the Noonday Sun: Edwardians in the Tropics
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Out in the Noonday Sun: Edwardians in the Tropics

By Pakenham, Valerie

New York, New York, U.S.A: Random House Inc, 1985. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Type: Hard Back Hardcover Book As New with a Very Good Dust Jacket, with archival protective cover. Delightfully Illustrated. Endpapers are a treat--a safari of sorts, with many small separate drawings. Very clean and unmarked bright yellow cloth, bold silver titles on spine. Jacket is clean and bright and unmarked; upper corner has a small diagonal piece missing, chipping of upper spine, small closed tear on lower edge. An entertaining social history of late 19th - early 20th century Colonial England. Drawing from letters, diaries and memoirs, Pakenham brings us the lives of the remarkable men and women who passed their days--flamboyantly, desperately, and sometime degeneratively- with little company but the mongoose and a cup of tea. You will meet traders, soldiers, sportsmen, land-hungry younger sons, hunters in search of ivory, missionaries in search of souls, prancing proconsuls and earnest young men who enlisted to bear the White Man's burden in the wilds of Asia or the African bush. 425 pages with biographical notes, notes to the text, and index. 8.5 x 10.5 inches. 1985, Random House Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A

$9.06

My Dear Mrs. Jones--The Letters of the First Duke of Wellington to Mrs. Jones of Pantglas 1851-1852
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My Dear Mrs. Jones--The Letters of the First Duke of Wellington to Mrs. Jones of Pantglas 1851-1852

By Duke of Wellington

London, England: Miniature Books-The Rodale Press, 1954. Hardcover. As New/Very Good. Type: Hard Back Collectible. Hardcover Small Book As New with a Near Fine Jacket. 7.75 x 5 inches. 58 pages. The Duke's (Arthur Wellesley-The Iron Duke) letters during the last two years of his life to Mrs.Jones, a young society woman nearly sixty years younger than Wellesley. Prints of Apsley House and Strathfieldsaye, in full color; full color full portraits of The Duke and of Margaret Charoltte Jones. Bound in cream cloth over spine and burgundy boards, with script in cream across burgundy front. Very clean and unmarked. No edgewear. Internals pristine. Red jacket is unclipped, with black lettering and design, and has just slight wear on the upper edge and smudges near the corners on the back side. MiniatureBooks/The Rodale Press, London, England, 1954.

$7.96