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The Lion's Share: A Short History of British Imperialism 1850-1983 (2nd edition)

The Lion's Share: A Short History of British Imperialism 1850-1983 (2nd edition)

by Porter, Bernard

London/NY: Longman, 1986 reprint. 418pp. paperback 8vo: Good [minimal amount of underlining or highlighting in text; else a complete & tight copy] A brief, readable history of a vast subject.
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$4.99
The Great Mutiny India 1857

The Great Mutiny India 1857

by Hibbert, Christopher

New York: Viking, 1978 1st ed. 472pp. illus. hardback sm 4to: near Very Good in a near Fine dj [top edge is foxed; else nrVG] A popular history by the English writer Hibbert (1924-2008).
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$15.00
The Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, K.G., and His Times, Vol. I

The Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, K.G., and His Times, Vol. I

by Ewald, Alexander Charles

London: Wm. MacKenzie, 1881. 240pp. frontispiece & 5 other portraits, a.e.g. orig. navy cloth sm 4to w/gilt decorations & titles: Good+ [light shelf wear; some antique dampstains in page margins that affect neither illustrations nor text; else a nice clean, complete & tight copy] Volume I only of five volumes commemorating the life of Britain's only Jewish prime minister the Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli (1804-81), published in the year of his death.
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$25.00
World's End: British Military Outposts in the Ring Fence Around Australia 1824-1849

World's End: British Military Outposts in the Ring Fence Around Australia 1824-1849

by Powell, Alan

North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 2018. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. 277 pages Tells of Britain's ultimately successful attempts to ensure that the whole of Australia belonged to the home county. Between 1824 and 1849 British officialdom planted five strategically placed, small military outposts on the vast continental coastline. An award-winning historian's fine account of imperial assertion. . New. Reprint. Trade Paperback.
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AU$47.00
A Voyage to Virginia in 1609: Two Narratives, Strachey's True Reportory & Jourdain's Discovery of the Bermudas

A Voyage to Virginia in 1609: Two Narratives, Strachey's True Reportory & Jourdain's Discovery of the Bermudas

by Strachey, William & Silverster Jourdain edited by Louis B. Wright

Charlottesville: Univ. Press of Virginia. 1973 4th ptg. 116pp. paperback: Fine [small price sticker ghost on front cover; else F] Two important Jacobean era narratives: William Strachey's "A True Reportory of the Wreck and Redemption of Sir Thomas Gates, Knight, upon and from the Islands of the Bermudas: His Coming to Virginia and the Estate of that Colony Then and After, under the Government of the Lord La Warr, July 15, 1610, written by William Strachey, Esq." and Silvester Jourdain's "A Discovery of... Read more
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$15.00
West Africa Under Colonial Rule

West Africa Under Colonial Rule

by Crowder, Michael

London: Hutchinson. 1970 2nd ptg. 540pp. incl. folding map. brown cloth tall 8vo: near Very Good in a Very Good+ dj in Brodart poly cover [spine is slightly shaken; else nrVG] A standard work on the rise and fall of Western European colonialism in West Africa by the English historian of that region, Crowder (1934-88).
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$45.00
Dervish: The Rise and Fall of an African Empire

Dervish: The Rise and Fall of an African Empire

by Warner, Philip

New York: Taplinger, 1975 1st Am. ed. 235pp. illus. hardback 8vo: Very Good+ in a Very Good dj in Brodart poly cover [slight mustiness; else VG+; dj = closed tear back cover; else VG] A popular history of the Victorian Sudan campaigns.
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$15.00
The British Raj

The British Raj

by Judd, Denis

Hove, UK: Wayland, 1987 2nd ptg. 128pp. illus. hardback 8vo in pictorial boards: Fine/no dj [small price sticker remnant on pastedown; touch of ffep foxing; else a very nice clean and crisp copy] An attractive illustrated primer on the subject, a title in The Documentary History Series originally published in 1972.
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$4.99
Trade and Dominion: The European Overseas Empires in the Eighteenth Century

Trade and Dominion: The European Overseas Empires in the Eighteenth Century

by Parry, J. H

New York: Praeger, 1971 1st ed. 409pp. illus. green cloth sm 4to: near Fine in a Good+ dj in Brodart poly cover.
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$20.00
The Life of Olaudan Esquiano: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Esquiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African. Written by Himself

The Life of Olaudan Esquiano: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Esquiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African. Written by Himself

by Equiano, Olaudah edited by Joanna Brooks

Donnelley/The Lakeside Press, December 2004. 406pp. frontis. illus. t.e.g. green cloth 16mo w/gilt titles & decoration: Fine/no dj. Lakeside Classics No. 102. A handsome little volume of self-freed Nigerian born slave and abolitionist Equiano's (ca. 1745-97) influential autobiography, originally published in 1789.
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$6.99
Young Winston's Wars: The Original Despatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent 1897-1900

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

by Churchill, Winston S. edited by Frederick Woods

New York: Viking, 1972 1st ed. 350pp. illus. olive cloth 8vo: Very Good+ in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover [some tape ghosts on endpp; else VG+]
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$25.00
Warren Hastings

Warren Hastings

by Turnbull, Patrick

London: New English Library. 1975. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Pages a little tanned - as normal for this book. Black & white illustrations. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 232 pages This study of Hastings is deeply understanding and sympathetic, and is backed by a wealth of detail, regarding the many famoue and infamous characters, both British and indian . 1st UK Edition.... Read more
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AU$12.00
The Necessary Hell.  John and Henry Lawrence and the Indian Empire

The Necessary Hell. John and Henry Lawrence and the Indian Empire

by Edwardes, Michael

London: Cassell. 1958. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Red cloth boards. Black & white illustrations. 213 pages This is not a biography of the Lawrences but rather uses the experiences of these two people to illuminate the structure of nineteenth century India. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$15.00
Verandah: Some Episodes in the Crown Colonies 1867-1889

Verandah: Some Episodes in the Crown Colonies 1867-1889

by Pope-Hennessy, James

New York: Knopf. 1964 1st Am. ed. h387pp. + x index pp. illus. burgundy cloth 8vo w/gilt titles: Fine in a generally Good dj that is edge worn but not tattered in Brodart poly cover. A biography of the author’s grandfather, Victorian colonial governor Sir John Pope Hennessy (1834-91).
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$25.00
The End of Empire

The End of Empire

by Strachey, John

New York: Random House, 1960 1st Am. ed. 351pp. beige cloth 8vo: Very Good in a Very Good dj in Brodart poly cover [bookplate; edges are age browned; else a clean, complete & tight copy] A study by the British Labour MP and prolific writer Strachey (1901-63).
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$25.00
Lancer at Large

Lancer at Large

by Yeats-Brown, Francis

New York: Garden City Publishing Co. 1939 reissue. 323pp. illus. red cloth 8vo: near Fine in a Good+ dj in poly cover [ink name; bookplate; else nrF] A follow-on to Major Yeats-Brown's (1886-1944) "Lives of a Bengal Lancer."
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$9.95
Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India

Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India

by James, Lawrence

London: Abacus, 1998 1st ed. thus. 722pp. illus. paperback tall 8vo: near Fine [text is age browned; else a nice crisp, uncreased copy] A massive popular history of the British Empire in India, praised by Jan Morris who says "It will remain unsurpassed in our generation as a scholarly survey for the educated general reader."
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$6.99
Naval Surgeon: The Voyages of Dr. Edward H. Cree, Royal Navy, as Related in His Private Journals, 1837-1856

Naval Surgeon: The Voyages of Dr. Edward H. Cree, Royal Navy, as Related in His Private Journals, 1837-1856

by Cree, Edward Hodges edited by Michael Levien

New York: Dutton, 1982 1st Am. ed. 276pp. illus. hardback sm 4to: Good+ in a near Fine dj in Brodart poly cover [pp. 97-98 are torn in outer blank margins but text is untroubled; several creased corner tips; else a clean, complete & tight copy; dj = p-c; else nrF] A handsome personal memoir of the Royal Navy in the early Victorian era, mostly on the far eastern station, by the English naval surgeon Cree (1814-1901). Illustrated beautifully throughout with nearly 200 watercolors and line drawings by... Read more
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$9.95
Burmese Days

Burmese Days

by Orwell, George w/note by Peter Davison

London: Penguin, 1989 reprint. 201pp. paperback: near Fine [few turned page corner tips; else a nice crisp copy] Eric Blair's (1903-50) bitter novel about empire and the ugly Englishman, originally published in 1934 and praised by such literary worthies as Cyril Connolly and John Cowper Powys. The author's first novel, if you don't count "Down and Out in Paris and London."
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$4.99
The Horizon History of the British Empire

The Horizon History of the British Empire

by Sears, Stephen W., editor

New York: American Heritage Publishing Co. 1973. 511pp. illus. hardback 4to: Very Good+ in a tape-patched dust jacket. A colorful coffee table volume on the subject.
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$25.00
Bayonets to Lhasa

Bayonets to Lhasa

by Fleming, Peter w/intro. by Brian Shaw

Oxford Univ. Press. 1986 2nd ptg. 319pp. illus. paperback 8vo: near Very Good [coffee splash on fore edge; text is untroubled; else a clean, complete & tight copy]
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$6.99
The Destruction of Lord Raglan: A Tragedy of the Crimean War 1854-55

The Destruction of Lord Raglan: A Tragedy of the Crimean War 1854-55

by Hibbert, Christopher

Boston: Little, Brown. 1961 1st Am. ed. 338pp. illus. black cloth sm 4to: Very Good+ in a generally Good dj w/some loss @ spine tail] A nice copy of this military biography of the English Field Marshal FitzRoy James Henry Somerset (1788-1855), 1st Baron Raglan, whose career ended badly in the Crimea. Lord Birkenhead observed that the author "has given us a work as gripping and terrible as the chapters on Borodino in ‘War and Peace.’" Harold Nicolson called this book "among the best war books that I... Read more
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$9.95
The Savage Wars of Peace: Soldiers' Voices 1945-1989

The Savage Wars of Peace: Soldiers' Voices 1945-1989

by Allen, Charles

London: Michael Joseph, 1990 1st ed. 290pp. illus. hardback sm 4to: Very Good+ in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover [some age foxing to top & fore edges; thin rem. line bottom edge; else a nice clean and crisp copy] Fascinating oral history featuring interviews with British soldiers beginning with colonial wars in Malaya and Borneo after World War II and moving on to Kenya, Cyprus and Suez, Southern Arabia and Oman and, finally, Northern Ireland.
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$35.00
Around Australia

Around Australia

by Barrett, Charles

Melbourne: Cassell, 1942 1st ed. 163pp. illus. hardback sm 4to: Good/no dj [foxing and age browning of endpp. & edges; corners bumped; else a clean, complete & tight copy] Australia as seen at the beginning of the Second World War. Printed on high quality paper with photographic illustrations.
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$9.95
SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS

SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS

by Howarth, David

London: William Collins. 1974. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. Maps to endpapers. 382 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$18.00