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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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THE LADY QUEEN: THE NOTORIOUS REIGN OF JOANNA I, QUEEN OF NAPLES, JERUSALEM AND SICILY.

by Goldstone, Nancy.

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2009
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First Edition
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9780802716705
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New York: Walker, 2009. 365 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour plates, b&w maps, genealogical charts. "Amid intrique, betrayal, and conspiracy, Joanna I of Sicily became the only female monarch of her day to rule in her own name, and one of the most courageous women in history. Married for political advantage at the age of seven to her six-year-old… Read more
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image of THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS' WAR:  THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN, AND THE KING'S MOTHER.

THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS' WAR: THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN, AND THE KING'S MOTHER.

by Gregory, Philippa / Baldwin, David / Jones, Michael.

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2011
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First Edition
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9781451629545
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New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster , 2011. 342 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, genealogical charts, etc. Colour plates. "Philippa Gregory and her fellow historians descibe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of her Cousins' War books: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. In… Read more
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image of AN AUTUMN ON THE RHINE; OR, SKETCHES OF COURTS, SOCIETY, SCENERY, &c. IN SOME OF THE GERMAN STATES BORDERING ON THE RHINE.

AN AUTUMN ON THE RHINE; OR, SKETCHES OF COURTS, SOCIETY, SCENERY, &c. IN SOME OF THE GERMAN STATES BORDERING ON THE RHINE.

by (Dodds, Charles Edward.)

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Published
1818
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First Edition
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown., 1818. 524 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), medium brown leather spine/corners, maroon leather title block, gilt lettering/decoration on spine, marbled boards. The spine has been professionally and sympathetically replaced at some date, preserving the book in a sturdy, usable state. Fold-out colour map after title page, Errata slip bound in after final text… Read more
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THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH GIFT BOOK. IN AID OF THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF YORK HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN.

by Barrie, J.M.; Kipling, Rudyard; Young, Francis Brett; Chesterton, G.K.; Uncle Dick (B.J. Lamb); Blackwood, Algernon; Struther, Jan; Tourtel, Mary; Bagnold, Enid; Davies, W.H; Hilton, James; Mackenzie, Compton; Asquith, Herbert; de la Mare, Walter; et al.

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Published
1935
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Very Good
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First Edition
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. 224 pp, 10" H. No date, but c1935. White cloth with blue lettering/decoration & silver crown and capital 'E' on spine and front board. Endpaper and title page decorations by Rex Whistler. B&w double page spread of some of the authors/artists as children, colour plates including 2 double spreads of Mickey Mouse… 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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First Edition
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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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image of CANADA 1940:  THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF PRESENT CONDITIONS AND RECENT PROGRESS.  THE ROYAL VISIT EDITION.

CANADA 1940: THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF PRESENT CONDITIONS AND RECENT PROGRESS. THE ROYAL VISIT EDITION.

by Euler, W.D., Foreword. Prefatory Note by R.H. Coats.

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Published
1940
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Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Department of Trade and Commerce, 1940. 202 pp, 8 5/8" H. Many b&w photographs, drawings, tables, etc. (some fold out). Colour portraits of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth plus fold-out map of "The Royal Tour of Canada, May 17 to June 15, 1939. Contents: Canada's War Program and Economic Conditions at the Close… Read more
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image of THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES THE FIRST.  TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A REVIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF ENGLAND FROM THE SAXON PERIOD TO THE LAST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1603.  TWO VOLUME SET.

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London: Chapman & Hall, 1852. dclxxxviii (688) pp, 534 pp, - 2 volume set, the first being paginated in roman numerals, the second in arabic numerals, 8vo (8 3/4" H), leather spines (with five raised bands, black leather title label and green leather author label, gilt lettering and decoration), leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, all edges marbled. Marbled endpapers.… Read more
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image of THE SPIRIT OF CANADA.  DOMINION AND PROVINCES 1939.  A SOUVENIR OF WELCOME TO H.M. KING GEORGE VI AND H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH.  WITH ITINERARY SHEET.

THE SPIRIT OF CANADA. DOMINION AND PROVINCES 1939. A SOUVENIR OF WELCOME TO H.M. KING GEORGE VI AND H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH. WITH ITINERARY SHEET.

by Beatty, Edward, Sir, foreword. L.M. Montgomery, Nellie L. McClung, Duncan Campbell Scott, Clara Dennis, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Robert Choquette, Katherine Hale, W.T. Allison, Mary Weekes, Robert J.C. Stead, Mrs. George Black, Philip H. Godsell.

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Published
1939
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Good
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Canada: Canadian Pacific Railway, 1939. 59 pp, 13 1/8" H. With single sheet (printed on both sides) "The Itinerary of the Royal Visit Across Canada" laid in at front. This souvenir of the King & Queen's visit begins with "Loyal Greetings" and a colour portrait of the royal couple in regalia, both with gilt borders, followed by Contents… Read more
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image of THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE MONGOL QUEENS:  HOW THE DAUGHTERS OF GENGHIS KHAN RESCUED HIS EMPIRE.

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE MONGOL QUEENS: HOW THE DAUGHTERS OF GENGHIS KHAN RESCUED HIS EMPIRE.

by Weatherford, Jack.

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2010
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First Edition
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9780307407153
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New York: Crown, 2010. 317 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w map, family trees, drawings. "The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the greatest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from 'The Secret History of the Mongols', leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: 'Let… Read more
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image of ENGLISH COURT LIFE, FROM HENRY VII TO GEORGE II.

ENGLISH COURT LIFE, FROM HENRY VII TO GEORGE II.

by Dutton, Ralph.

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Published
1963
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First Edition
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London: B.T. Batsford, 1963. 232 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The atmosphere of a Court is enclosed and artificial. The monarch has in the past enjoyed a wide degree of power without a corresponding sense of obligation or responsibility; and for the courtiers, whose position depended on their agreeableness, flattery has always been at a premium just as… Read more
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image of COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE.  ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR:  TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.

COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.

by Betcherman, Lita-Rose.

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Published
2005
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9780002007894
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Toronto: HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce, 2005. 384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of… Read more
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THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1919. NINETEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE.

by Hopkins, J. Castell.

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Published
1920
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Toronto: The Canadian Annual Review, 1920. 955 pp, 9 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing, map (Official Map of the Western Front When the Hindenburg Line was broken through by the British and Canadian Forces). Advertising section, pages 908-932. Chapter Headings: Canadian Echoes of the World War; Canadian Relations with Foreign Countries;… Read more
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image of THE TOUR THROUGH CANADA OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES, AUGUST-OCTOBER: 1919.  EMBRACING THAT PORTION OF THE GRAND TRUNK SYSTEM IN THE PROVINCES OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC TRAVERSED BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS.  ANNOTATED TIMETABLE.

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Montreal: Grand Trunk Railway, 1919. 63, (3) pp + b&w plates and folding map at rear, 9 1/2" H. White spine with gilt lettering, brown paper-covered board with gilt lettering/decoration, black & gilt crest on front board, brown endpapers. 27 b&w plates with tissueguards bearing captions in red. An annotated timetable of the route taken by the… Read more
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SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.

by Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.

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Published
1987
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780713526615
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London: Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition., 1987. 128 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(P)rovides a lively picture of contrasting courtly scenes through the ages. It takes us from the paralysingly formal Court of Queen Anne to the outlandish ostentation of fifty years later when the Prince of… Read more
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MEMOIRS OF WILHELMINE, MARGRAVINE OF BAIREUTH.

by Her Royal Highness Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein, translator & editor. (Frederica Sophie Wilhelmine of Brandenburg-Baireuth.)

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Published
1887
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London: David Stott, 1887. 458 pp + (1) pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Tissue-covered sepiatone frontispiece. Inscribed on half title page: "For dearest Louisechen / from her devoted Sister / Helena (underlined with a flourish) / July. 1887. (underlined)". Helena Augusta Victoria was Queen Victoria's 5th child and married Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, becoming Princess Christian. The… Read more
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1854. 8 volumes bound in 4 - 7 1/2" H. Brown leather spines and corners, brown cloth covered boards. Five raised bands on each spine, gilt lettering (title and volume numbers) and darker banding/decoration. All edges marbled, marbled endpapers. A few small b&w illustrations in text only (reproductions of signatures, map,… Read more
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JOHN PRINCE: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.

by Douglas, R. Alan, edited and with introduction by. Foreword by William G. Davis.

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Published
1980
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Limited Edition
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Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1980. 229 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H) - red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 844 of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Copies of this Volume prnted for the Champlain Society. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John Prince was undoubtedly one of the most colourful individuals to reside in Upper Canada during the… Read more
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HONOURS FOR SALE: THE STRANGE STORY OF MAUNDY GREGORY.

by Macmillan, Gerald.

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Published
1954
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First Edition
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London: Richards Press, 1954. 244 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H) - red cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. How much would a knighthood or a baronetcy cost? In the time of British Prime Minister Lloyd George, the man to ask would have been Arthur John Peter Michael Maundy Gregory. This is the story of… Read more
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