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LIFE ON THE UPPER THAMES.

by Robertson, H.R.

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1875
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London: Virtue, Spalding, 1875. 214 pp, 4to (11" H). Red leather binding with gilt lettering/decoration on boards, spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering, banding/decoration. Marbled endpapers with gilt dentelle edges, all edges gilt. 36 full-page b&w plates plus 74 additional small b&w illustrations - all present. A look at the people who lived along the Upper Thames, the… Read more
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THE BIRTH OF MODERN BRITAIN. A JOURNEY INTO BRITAIN'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAST: 1550 TO THE PRESENT.

by Pryor, Francis.

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2011
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9780007299126
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London: Harper, 2011. 299 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour plates. "The pioneers of agricultural and industrial revolutions were often far too busy innovating and making things to record what was taking place around them, but fortunately for us the buildings and machines they left behind can bring the period vividly to life. During the Second World War, the… Read more
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REPROBATES: THE CAVALIERS OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR.

by Stubbs, John.

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2011
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First American Edition
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9780393068801
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New York: W.W. Norton, 2011. 549 pp, 9 1/2" H. "With conflict between the monarchy and Parliament threatening to explode, a group of courtiers and army officers known as the Cavaliers emerged to defend the king. They were jeeringly labeled 'Cavaliers' - then a term for a gallant or a rogue - by their opponents on the streets of… Read more
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HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN SCOTLAND: WITH AN INTRODUCTORY BOOK, AND AN APPENDIX. 3 VOLUME SET.

by Cook, George.

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Published
1811
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First Edition.
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Edinburgh: Peter Hill, and Archibald Constable , 1811. xvi, 395 pp; xii, 418 pp; xii, 316, cii pp - 3 volume set with appendices and index in Volume Third. 8vo (8 1/2" H), medium brown leather with five raised bands, red leather title label, gilt lettering and blind stamped decoration on spines, text block edges marbled. A history of… Read more
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MY SCOTTISH SKETCH BOOK.

by Edwards, Lionel. (1878-1966)

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Published
1929
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First Edition
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London: Country Life, 1929. VII, 32 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Gray/purple cloth with paper title label on front board, purple marbled endpapers. 16 colour plates, including frontispiece (all present - clean, bright, with no tears or creases). All pages (text & illustrations) are printed on one side only on heavy stock (versos blank). Each illustration page… Read more
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DAVID AND WINSTON: HOW THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN CHURCHILL AND LLOYD GEORGE CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY.

by Lloyd George, Robert.

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2008
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First American Edition
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9781585679300
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Woodstock: Overlook, 2008. 303 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, political cartoons. "Although from different backgrounds, David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill forged a close friendship, delighting in each other's wit, rhetoric, and unconventionality. Both were outsiders. Neither attended university. Above all, both loved political sparring - often together, in the epic parliamentary battles of the start of… Read more
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FAITH AND TREASON: TERROR & FAITH IN 1605.

by Fraser, Antonia.

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1996
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9780385256209
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Toronto: Doubleday, 1996. 347 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(Fraser) re-creates the seventeenth-century terrorist conspiracy known as the Gunpowder Plot. In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworkds displays commemorate the shocking moment in 1605 when government authorities uncovered a secret plan to blow up the House of Parliament - and King James I along with… Read more
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THE FIFTH BOOK OF PILGRIMAGES TO OLD HOMES.

by Moss, Fletcher.

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Published
1910
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First Edition
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Didsbury: Published By Author, 1910. 426 pp, 10 1/4" H. Brick-coloured cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettering on spine and front board, gilt illustration on front board, top edge gilt. 212 b&w illustrations. Contents: A Crusader's Home - Plowden; The Last Stronghold of Caratacus; Worsley Old Hall; Clayton Hall; Turton Tower; Tatton Old Hall; The Roman Wall; The… Read more
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ARRAN OF THE BENS, THE GLENS & THE BRAVE.

by MacBride, Mackenzie.

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Published
1911
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London / Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis, 1911. ix, 231 pp + (4) pp publisher's advertising, 8" H - green cloth (faded to brown on spine) with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed (some interior pages as yet unopened). 16 colour plates, including frontispiece (all present), tipped in with caption-bearing tissue guards - illustrations… Read more
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GREAT BRITAIN AND THE NEXT WAR. (A REPLY TO BERNHARDI'S "GERMANY AND THE NEXT WAR".

by Doyle, A. Conan. (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.)

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Published
1914
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First American Edition
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Boston: Small, Maynard, 1914. 48 pp, 7 5/8" H, red paper-covered boards with black lettering/illustration on front board. "First printed in the Fortnightly Review in 1913." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle calls "to the attention of his fellow-countrymen the warning so openly given them by General von Bernhardi in his 'Germany and the Next War, (taking) occasion to analyze… Read more
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RECORDS OF THE ROYAL MARINES. PRO READERS' GUIDE No 10. (PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE.)

by Thomas, Garth.

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Published
1994
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First Edition
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9781873162194
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London: PRO, 1994. 64 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Colour frontispiece. "From the reign of Charles II, Britain's 'Sea Soldiers' have played an important dual role: soldiers and sailors, ready for duty on ship or on land, part of the Navy but organized along Army lines. The records that they have left provide a comprehensive account of their role worldwide.… Read more
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A CASEBOOK OF MURDER. (A COMPELLING STUDY OF THE WORLD'S MOST MACABRE MURDER CASES.)

by Wilson, Colin

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1969
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London: Leslie Frewin, 1969. 288 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(Wilson) discusses crimes in Britain and Europe, in America and Australia, and breaks down the motives of the killers in an attempt to isolate a common denominator. He draws strongly on psychological and psychiatric authorities and offers new hope for the future, patricularly in connection with murders of a violent,… Read more
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ZULU WARRIORS: THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER.

by Laband, John.

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2014
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First Edition
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9780300180312
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 345 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "The Anglo-Zulu War, the most famous of Britain's late nineteenth-century campaigns of colonial conquest, was not fought in isolation. Along with the two Anglo-Pedi Wars, the Ninth Cape Frontier War and the Northern Border War, it was one in a brutal series of… Read more
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THE TRIAL & EXECUTION OF CHARLES I. JACKDAW NO. 21.

by Langdon-Davies, John.

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Published
1965
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London: Jackdaw / Jonathan Cape, 1965. Mauve folder (approx. 8 3/4" H x 13 1/2" W) with black tape/stapled edges, black lettering/decoration. A collection of facsimile documents pertaining to the trial and execution of Charles I. All items, including the introductory folder (contents list), are present. Contents: l. Triple portrait of Charles I painted by Sir Anthony Van Dyke… Read more
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TITANIC: THE OFFICIAL STORY.

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Kew, Richmond: Public Record Office / National Archives Pictorial folder (9" H x 14" W), containing 18 facsimile documents (some multi-page, some fold-out) pertaining to the Titanic story - plus 15 page introductory pamphlet. No date - c1990. Contents: Transcripts of Registrar General's copy of the Register for transmission to Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen; Report of Survey of an… Read more
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THISTLEDOWN: A BOOK OF SCOTCH HUMOUR, CHARACTER, FOLK-LORE, STORY & ANECDOTE.

by Ford, Robert.

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Toronto: Bell & Cockburn 463 pp, 8 1/4" H. No date, c1913. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & decoration on front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 16 illustrations - 8 tissue-covered tipped in colour plates on heavy stock with captions plus 8 b&w plates - all present. Chapter headings:… Read more
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REMINISCENCES OF SCOTTISH LIFE AND CHARACTER.

by Ramsay, Dean.

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1912
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London / Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis, 1912. 370 pp + (6) pp publisher's advertisements, 8 1/4" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 16 tissue-covered, tipped in colour plates, including frontispiece - all present. Pastedown colour illustration on front of dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Introductory; On Religious… Read more
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JEPPE'S MAP OF THE TRANSVAAL. SHEET NO. 3 (NORTH-EAST SECTION.)

by (Jeppe, Frederick A.)

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London, (1899): Edward Stanford Folding linen map (42 sections), approximately 28" W x 39" H - folds down to approximately 4 1/4" W x 7" H when enclosed in blue cloth-covered card covers bearing title "Jeppe's Map of the Transvaal / Sheet No. 3. Map shows Lydenburg to the southwest and British Protectorate at northwest (bordered by the Limpopo… Read more
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London: George Routledge and Sons, 1878. 524 pp, 7" H. Medium brown leather binding, spine with five raised bands, gilt decoration, black leather title label with gilt lettering, gilt borders to boards, gilt crest (Vniversitatis Collegivm Apvd Torontonenses) on front board. All eges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Title page continues: "With a Preliminary Essay, Notes, Fac-similes, &c.". B&w frontispiece,… Read more
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COMBINED OPERATIONS: MORE PICTURES FROM PUNCH BY SILLINCE.

by Sillince, W.A.

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Published
1944
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London: Collins, 1944. 96 pp, 7 3/4" H. A collection of b&w cartoons, presenting a "comic commentary on war-time England". Contents: Agriculture and Fisheries; R.A.F. and C.D.; Journeys - Unnecessary and the Other Sort; The Navies - R. and M.; Science, Art and Industry; The Soldier and the Home Guard; Unclassified. Slight corner bumps and also at top… Read more
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