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1985 National Genealogical Directory

By: BURCHALL, Michael J. (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Brighton, England, Sussex Genealogical Centre, 1985


[U. K. Genealogy] The sixth in the series. With fine-print listings of Subscribers, Surname Interests, and Special Interests. Back of volume with several pages of ads for genealogical search firms and people seeking family members. The 'National' in the title refers to the United Kingdom. --- In white paper wraps; volume is clean, firm and bright but with a bruise to tail of spine, inking on first page and a couple of tick marks inside. Scarce in this edition.; 8vo 8&#3... View more info

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A Child's History of England: Arranged for Young Readers (Altemus' Young People's Library)

By: DICKENS, Charles

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Philadelpha, Henry Altemus Company, 1897


An illustrated reprint edition of the famous history of England by Charles Dickens. Per the title page, the book has been "arranged" for young readers. With color frontis and lots of black & white illustrations, 80 in all. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards with image of two royal guards on cover in red and white; cover titling in black. Titling & decorations to spine in red and black. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With a tear to cloth near tail of spine, pr... View more info

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A Country Naturalist's Year

By: McKelvie, Colin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Shrewsbury, U.K., Swan Hill Press, 1994


Naturalist's year of exploring the woods, lochs and varied landscapes of Britain is detailed in a beautiful work. Featuring the full color artwork of Rodger McPhail. Birds, animals, insects, plants and fish are all scrutinized. In full pale orange covers w/bright gilt lettering, spine. Interior of book clean, bright and unmarked; with remainder mark lower edge. Dust jacket undamaged; with orig £19.95 flap price unclipped. ; 0.5 x 12 x 8.75 Inches; 144 pages View more info

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A History of Wales

By: Davies, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1994

Edition: BCE


Full-sized book club edition of author's sweeping history of Wales, first published in Welsh as "Hanes Cymru". Clean, bright, tight and in great shape. DJ has sm. tears.; 6.1 x 9.3 x 6.2 Inches; 718 pages View more info

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A Shropshire Lad

By: HOUSMAN, A. E

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, New York,, Peter Pauper Press,


Lovely book of Mr Housman's 63 poems in a distinctive slipcased edition with decorations by Aldren Watson. Author's works were famous and struck a chord in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for their depiction of the fatalism hanging over young men in the Boer War and WWI eras. In green decorated covers in solid but faded slipcase. Undated copy; likely published between 1942 and 1961. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 74 pages View more info

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An Essay on John Milton (Eclectic English Classics series)

By: MACAULAY, Lord (Thomas Babington Macaulay)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company, 1894


A critical review of the writings of 17th Century English poet John Milton by the noted historian and statesman Lord Macauley (Thomas Babington Macaulay). With an engraved frontis portrait of Milton and a rather lengthy, unattributed introduction. An entry in publisher's "Eclectic English Classics" series. --- In brown paper-covered boards with titling and decorations in darker brown. No particular edition stated. --- With penciled notations & inked owner informa... View more info

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Arthurian Chronicles (Everyman's Library Series #578)

By: WACE, Robert; LAYAMON

Price: $15.50

Publisher: London/New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1966


In this 1966 Everyman's Library edition, the Arthurian chronicles as told by Robert Wace (in the 12th Century) in his "Roman de Brut" and the 13th-Century priest Layamon's "Brut" are presented. Translated by Eugene Mason, and with an introduction by Gwyn Jones. --- In binding style 4, brown cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and orange topstain. Green jacket features Geoffrey Fraser drawing on cover. --- A clean, bright copy but with pri... View more info

Arthurian Chronicles: Represented by Wace and Layamon (Everyman's Library "flatback" binding style 1)

By: WACE and LAYAMON; PATON, Lucy Allen (introduction)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., [c.1906-1927]


Early accounts of King Arthur and his court were provided in these two collections taken from the writings of Wace and Layamon. The two wrote in the 12th and early 13th centuries of Arthur and his Round Table, as well as other topics of the day such as the Norman Invasion. Includes an introduction, with reference material, by Lucy Allen Paton. An entry in Everyman's Library Romance series. --- In flatback binding style 1, full blue cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reg... View more info

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Back Door Britain

By: BURTON, Anthony

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch, 1977

Edition: First Edition


First edition. In this work, Anthony Burton borrows a boat from the British Waterways Board and uses it to ply the canals and rivers of England to tour from London north through Nottingham and Leeds to Manchester and back to London via Birmingham and Oxford. With numerous black & white plates depicting the "back door" of many of the towns and cities visited. With maps of the route and waterways at endpapers. --- In full blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine titling... View more info

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Canterbury Tales (Everyman's Library #74)

By: CHAUCER, Geoffrey (author); CAWLEY, A. C. (editor)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Everyman's Library / Alfred A. Knopf, 1992


The Canterbury Tales are a collection of 14th century tales, written in Middle English, which take the form of verse and are set against the backdrop of a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Offered in a quality Everyman's Library reprint edition, edited by A. C. Cawley. Includes an introduction by Derek Pearsall, bibliography, preface by the editor, and a chronology of events during Chaucer's life. Back matter includes notes on pronunciation, grammar and versification. Number 74 ... View more info

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Chronicle and Romance: Writings of Froissart, Mallory and Holinshed (Number 35 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son, 1910


A collection of famous tales from the Middle Ages to the Elizabethan era. Includes: Chronicles of Jean Froissart, The Holy Grail from the Book of King Arthur by Thomas Malory and The Raphael Holinshead Chronicles, which attempt to tell the histories of England, Scotland and Ireland. --- The 35th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who has supplied introductions and notes. With sepia painting of the Bat... View more info

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Churchill: Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran, The Struggle for Survival 1940-1965

By: WILSON, Sir Charles (Lord Moran)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966

Edition: BCE


A book club edition of the memoirs of Lord Moran (Sir Charles Wilson), personal physician to Winston Churchill from 1940 to 1965. Lord Moran accompanied Churchill wherever he went: Scapa Flow, Teheran, Washington, etc. during the course of World War II and into the Cold War years. Includes two sections of black & white plates bearing photos of scenes and notable personages from this time. --- In full blue cloth covers w/gilt & red decorations to spine & cover; brown tops... View more info

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Disraeli: A Picture of the Victorian Age (Modern Library #46.2)

By: MAUROIS, André

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library, [1957]


A Modern Library edition of the biography of the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Translated from the French By Hamish Miles. With unattributed biographical note about the author. --- In Toledano spine 8, w/red cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1943 (though 1942 date appears in book, along with erroneous "First Modern Library Edition 1942" statement). Jacket style g, ... View more info

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Early English Ballads (No. 96, Maynard's English Classics Series)

By: CLARK, J. Scott (introduction and notes)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Maynard, Merrill & Co., 1892


A selection of five traditional English ballads. Includes "Twa Corbies", "Robin Hood", "Sir Patrick Spens", "Chevy Chase" and "Not-Brown Mayd". Lyrics provided, but without musical notations. With introduction and explanatory notes by J. Scott Clark. Entry no. 96 in publisher's "Maynard's English Classics Series". --- In beige stapled wraps. Volume with numerous penciled notations & tear to cover; otherwise a sound copy.; 1... View more info

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England and the English

By: DUFF, Charles

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1955

Edition: First American Edition


Stated first American edition, 1955. In this work, the history and traditions of England are detailed in a first section; with a tour of England in a second section. With plenty of black & white photos scattered throughout; indexed. Decorative map of England at endpapers. --- In blue cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine. Jacket features angelic-looking knight slaying a dragon. --- Insertion of newspaper clipping has resulted in acid... View more info