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Languages of the British Isles past and present (The Language library)

By W. B Lockwood (William Burley Lockwood)

London, UK: Andre Deutsch, 1975. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. 262 pp, Preface, 14 chapters / 4 Parts; Part I. Antecedents, ch 1. Before the written records. 2. Pre-Celtic Languages; Pietish; Part II: British Celtic, ch 3 Ancient British; 4. Welsh, 5. Manx; part III irish Celtic, ch 6. Irish, ch 7. Scots Gaelic; 8. Manx; Part IV: Later Arrivals, ch 9 Latin, ch 10 English, ch11 Norse and Norn; ch 12 Norman French; ch 13 Flemish; ch 14 Romany; Appendix: The Paternoster in the languages of British Isles; Pages clean & unmarked, binding tight, brown cover cloth crisp, gilt spine letters bright. Light blue-green DJ Near Fine. ships in removable mylar protector.

$17.50

Boudica: the British Revolt Against Rome A.D. 60
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Boudica: the British Revolt Against Rome A.D. 60

By Webster, Graham

Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1978. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. 152 pp, list of illustration - glossy b&w plates, maps & diagrams, acknowledgments, preface, introduction, 7 chapters, epilogue, references, bibliography, glossary of Latin terms and words, index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, cover cloth unworn and gilt spine lettering bright, DJ with light wear at the very top of spine but still near fine - preserved in removable mylar DJ protector. 6.4" x 9.5" marron cloth boards, gilt spine lettering, in copper illustrated DJ.

$17.50

The British Post Office: A History

By Robinson, Howard

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. xvii, 467 pp, preface, list of 36 b&w plates, list of text figures, list of 12 maps, 30 chapters, appendix, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1948. "This first comprehensive treatment of British postal development from the time of Henry VIII to 1948 will interest the social historian, the economist, and the philatelist alike. The author traces, with attention to its effect on social relations and its contribution to cultural commercial advance. It is profusely illustrated with portraits and prints; with postmarks and stamps and varying styles of letters and envelopes; and with a number of mapsof postal routes prepared, from official materials, especially for this book." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the faintest wear to spine edges with faintly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with black lettering to spine.

$48.00

Holland House [Complete in One Volume]

By Liechtenstein, Princess Marie

London: Macmillan and Co, 1875. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. Large 8vo. xx, 370 (1) pp, tissue-protected frontis, preface to the second edition, preface, list of numerous b&w illustrations, 28 chapters, appendix: A-F; index. Third Edition, 1875. "Holland House with engraved illustrations, plates, facsimile letters, and numerous annotations by John T. Taylor of the British Museum who assisted Princess Marie in her research. Holland House was home to a brilliant circle of whig politicians and men of letters which flourished around Henry Richard Fox and his remarkable wife, Elizabeth Vassall Fox at their magnificent Jacobean mansion at Kensington." In Mylar protector. Minor wear top and bottom edge spine with some additional wear to fore-edge coner tip, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Royal-blue cloth with decorative gilt front motif and lettering to board and spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$48.00

A Chronicle of London, from 1089 to 1483; Written in the Fifteenth Century, and for the First Time Printed from MSS. in the British Museum: to which are added Numerous Contemporary Illustrations, consisting of Royal Letters, Poems, and Other Articles

By Anonymous

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio. Complete Title: A Chronicle of London, from 1089 to 1483; Written in the Fifteenth Century, and for the First Time Printed from MSS. in the British Museum: to which are added Numerous Contemporary Illustrations, consisting of Royal Letters, Poems, and Other Articles Descriptive of Public Events, or of the Manners and Customs of the Metropolis. viii, 274 pp. Limited Edition of which this is 1/250: 1827. "Most of the pieces have escaped the notice of historians; and as they tend in an important degree to illustrate manners and customs of the metropolis, their appearance in this volume cannot fail, it is hoped, to be acceptable to those who are interested in the early history of London or of this Kingdom." from the Preface. Moderate external wear and age-toning to text block edges, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark blue quarter-cloth with heavy card boards, and a paper title plate and black lettering to spine.

$350.00

Great Britain Illustrated: A Series of Original Views from Drawings By William Westall, A.R.A.; Engraved By and Under the Direction of Edward Finden

By Moule, Thomas (With Descriptions by)

London: Charles, Tilt, 1830. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. vi, 118 pp. + tissue-protected plates on facing pages. Ibotson and Palmer, Printers: 1830. "The descriptions accompying the Views have been compiled with care, and are introduced to convey some idea of the character of the scenery, as well as of the history and antiquities, so far as the limits would allow." from the Preface. Moderate external wear and age-toning to text block edges with some foxing and and age-toning, mostly to marginsr, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black quarter-leather with heavy card boards, and raised ribs and gilt lettering to spine.

$225.00

The Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies

By Insh, George Pratt

London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. 343 pp, tissue-protected frontis, preface, list of five b&w illustrations, list of four maps, Prologue: An Act for Encouraging Trade; Book I. Europe: I. The London Venture; II. The Company in Scotland; III. Amsterdam and Hamburg. Book II. Africa and the Indies: I. The African Merchant: An Interlude; II. The Speedy Return: A Melodrama; III. The Speedwell: A Romance; IV. The Worchester: A Tragedy; Epilogue: The Redding Up; appendix: documents relating to the voyage of the content and speedy return from Port Glasgow to Madagascar, 1701; index. First Edition, 1932. Inked name on front pastedown. Only the slightest edge wear with faintly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$22.50

Medieval England: A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600 A.D.
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Medieval England: A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600 A.D.

By Platt, Colin

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. xix, 292 pp, list of b&w illustrations, list of color plates, preface and acknowledgments, 1. The Anglo-Norman Settlement; 2. Economic Growth; 3. Set-Back; 4. After the Black Death; 5. Stability at a Reduced Level: The Church; 6. Conspicuous Waste; 7. Reorientation Under the Tudors; abbreviations, notes, index. First Edition, 1978. "The author offers a fresh view of social England from the Norman Conquest to the reign of Elizabeth I, the last of the Tudors. He reconciles the archaeology and social history of Medieval England in a single treatment which brings together two established disciplines more usually developed on their own." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Minor edge wear dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Young Winston's Wars: The Original Dispatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900
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Young Winston's Wars: The Original Dispatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900

By Woods, Frederick (ed.)

New York: The Viking Press, 1972. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xxviii, 350 pp, list of b&w illustrations, acknowledgments, Introduction, Editorial Note, The North-West Frontier, 1897; Sudan, 1898; South Africa, 1899-1900; index. Edited and with an Introduction and Notes by Frederick Woods: First Edition, 1972. "Few people realize that Winston Churchill's fame began with the name he made for himself as a war correspondent during the years of Britain's last imperial wars. Beginning 1897 and continuing for about 3 years thereafter, he sent electrifying and unusual despatches to two London morning papers from the front lines of battle at the Northwest Frontier in India, where he had found service with the Bengal Lancers; from General Kitchener's campaign to resubjugate the 'whirling' Dervishes in the Sudan; and from the height of the Boer War in South Africa. Churchill's brilliant and fluent writing, infused with immediacy and the genuine excitement of a soldier at the front, earned him a place beside the most famous correspondents of the era. Time and again he intruded on his own reports with comments which went far beyond the normal scope of war correspondence, the rolling Churchillian perorations ringing sonorously from the tightly packed columns of type." Price clipped. Only the faintest wear near bottom edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with black and gilt lettering to spine, and tan top text block edge.

$17.50

In God's name: Examples of preaching in England from the Act of Supremacy to the Act of Uniformity, 1534-1662;

By Chandos, John

Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs - Merrill Company, 1971. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. xxxi, 586 pp, foreword, introduction, Part I. Tudor; Part II. Jacobean; Part III. Carolean and Civil Wars; Part IV. Commonwealth and Protectorate; Part V. Restoration; epilogue, further reading, with b&w illustrations index. First American Edition, 1971. "The author has documented all the tactical moves in this war of words, the battlefield of which was sometimes political, sometimes religious, sometimes social. Never in English history has the sermon been used so militantly as a weapon, and no period has produced a body of sermons so eminently deserving a permanent place of all who enjoy English prose at its most siney, its most direct, its most eoguent and imapssioned." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the slightest wear to top edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with glossy bronze lettering to spine.

$20.00

Marching with the Tigers: The History of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment 1955-1975
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Marching with the Tigers: The History of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment 1955-1975

By Goldschmidt, Michael

South Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword Books, Ltd, 2009. First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarto. 400 pp, list of 17 maps, foreword, preface, battle honours, family tree of Leicestershire's Infantry 1935-2008, portraits of Colonels & Colonels-in-Chief, 14 chapters with photos, appendices A-Q, index of names & places. Pages clean & unmarked, binding tight. DJ inner fr lower flap corner clipped, else Near Fine in mylar protector. 7.7" x 10.25" black covered board in illustrated DJ.

$25.00

British Adventure

By Turner, W. J. (ed.); Introduction by Nigel Tangye

London: Collins, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 323 (1) pp, Introduction by nigel Tangye, British Merchant Adventurers by Maurice Collis; British Polar Explorers by Admiral Sir Edward Evans; British Mountaineers by F. S. Smythe; British Seamen by David Mathew; British Soldiers by S. H. F. Johnston; Britain in the Air by Nigel Tangye, list of 48 plates in color, list of 120 b&w illustrations, index. First Edition, 1947. Price clipped. Minor edge wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

The Medieval Legacy

By Lincoln, E. F.

London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1961. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. E. F. Lincoln. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 224 pp, list of b&w illustrations, preface, 1. The Historic Background; 2. Anglo-Saxon England; 3. To the Greater Glory of God; 4. The Norman Castle; 5. From Fortress to Palace; 6. Abbey and Priory; 7. Life in Town and Country; 8. Towards the Renaissance; 9. The Age of Adventure; 10. Wales before the Union; 11. Scotland in the Middle Ages; index with 40 b&w illustrations by the author. First Edition, 1961. "This is a study of Medieval monuments and buildings from which a new social history of Britain emerges. It covers the period from the 10th century to the 16th century and continues the study of British social life during the Middle Ages, which the author began in his previous book, Britain's Unwritten History. The author reconstructs a vivid picture of medieval town and country life, of the social conditions of the feudal lord and the tenant farmer, supported by evidence which can be studied and interpreted at first hand by its readers." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the faintest edge wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with black lettering to spine.

$15.00

Church and State in Early Modern England 1509-1640
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Church and State in Early Modern England 1509-1640

By Solt, Leo F. (Leo Frank)

Oxford, UK / New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1990. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. xii + 272 pp, preface, 5 chapters, conclusion, notes, bibliography, index. Binding tight, pages unmarked - clean, cover cloth Very Good or better, DJ near fine. 6.2" x 9.5" gray cloth with green lettering in blue-green DJ (in clear mylar protector).

$40.00

The Stuart Princesses
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The Stuart Princesses

By Plowden, Alison

Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: Sutton Publishing, 1997. First Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Octavo. vi + 234 pp, genealogical table, note on dates, 8 chapters, notes, Select bibliography, index. Binding tight, text unmarked & clean, wraps Fine. 6.2" x 9.2" brown illustrated cover and black wraps.

$19.00

The Canmores: Kings & Queens of the Scots 1040-1290
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The Canmores: Kings & Queens of the Scots 1040-1290

By Oram, Richard

Charleston, SC / Stroud - Gloucestershire, UK: Tempus Publishing Inc, 2002. First Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Octavo. 126 pp, acknowledgment, genealogy, introduction, 10 chapters, selected reading, list of 70 illustrations, index. Book shows only light general use at wrap foreedges, else binding tight, pages unmarked. 6.5" x 9.25" light pinkish wraps.

$17.50

Scotland & Ulster

By Wood, Ian S. - Editor

Edinburgh: The Mercat Press, 1994. First Trade Paperback. Soft Cover Folding Wraps. Very Good. Octavo. xii + 212 pp, a note on the cover by Marcel O'Connor, acknowledgments, editor's preface, 11 chapters by contributors, notes, notes on contributors, index. Binding tight, pages clean & unmarked, wraps with folding flaps. . North American import sticker afffixed to lower edge of back wrap. 6.1" x 9.2" multi-colored wraps.

$19.00

The Great Rebellion 1642-1660
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The Great Rebellion 1642-1660

By Roots, Ivan

Gloucestershire, U.K.: Alan Sutton Pubishing, Ltd, 1995. Revised Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Fine. Octavo. x + 326 pp, preface, prologue, Three Parts / 28 chapters, references, abbreviations, further reading, index. The 8th printing with a new ontroduction & bibliography. A standard work on the origins & course of the English Civil War. This copy bright, tight, unmarked, unworn. 5.5" x 8.5" illustrated wraps.

$17.50

The Tournament in England, 1100-1400
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The Tournament in England, 1100-1400

By Barker, Juliet

Woodbridge, UK / Rochester, NY: Boydell Press / Boydell & Brewer, 2003. Trade Paperback Reprint. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Octavo. First Published @1986. viii + 206 pp, list of illustrations, list ofabbreviations, preface, 8 chapters & conclusion, appendixes I - II, bibliography, index. Lower forecorner bumped just slightly, else as New. 6.1" x 9.2" maroon illustrated wraps.

$17.50

Damn' Rebel Bitches: the Women of the '45
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Damn' Rebel Bitches: the Women of the '45

By Craig, Maggie

Edinburgh and London: Mainstream Publishing, 2000. First Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Octavo. First published 1997. 192 pp, acknowledgment, preface, author's note - Dates, 25 chapters, 8 pp of b&w glossy plates, select bibliography, index. Binding tight, text clean & unmarked, wraps near fine. 6.4" x 9.2" colorful illustrated wraps.

$17.50

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