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Locospotters' Annual 1964

By: ALLAN, Ian

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allen: 1964

Stock No.: 78376

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A roundup of the various types of locomotives and other equipment used on United Kingdom railroads in the 1960s. With numerous b&w and color photos. Text supplies details about the trains pictured. No author or editorial names are provided. --- In pictorial hardcovers; lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- A clean, bright copy without markings but with mildly bumped cover corners. Scarce in this edition.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 64 pages View more info

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The Picture of Cricket (King Penguin Books. No.73)

By: ARLOTT,John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, U. K., Penguin Books: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81069

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


First Edition. This slim, charming volume presents the game of cricket. The first portion of the book describes the history and basics of the game, the second provides delightful illustrations on color and black & white plates. Entry 73 in publisher's "King Penguin" series. --- In pictorial green paper-covered boards, repeated on dust jacket. --- With discreet gift inscription to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm copy. Jacket with tears at head of spine, o... View more info

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Illustrated Guide to Britain

By: Automobile Association

Price: $26.50

Publisher: London, Drive Publications: 1971

Stock No.: 76201

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A hefty, comprehensive guide to Britain, encompasses England, Scotland and Wales. Dotted throughout with hundreds of color photos; a map appears on nearly every page. With satin ribbon bookmark sewed in. Indexed. --- In full brown & black cloth-covered hardcovers with gilt lettering and decorations on cover and spine. A firm, clean, unmarked volume; minor cover chafing & soiling. Lacks a dust jacket. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 544 pages View more info

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Queen Elizabeth (Twelve English Statesmen series)

By: BEESLY, Edward Spencer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1903

Stock No.: 80652

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A 1903 printing of the author's biography of Elizabeth I of England, first published in 1892. The early life and major events during her reign are discussed. With appended charts showing Parliamentary sessions during her reign as well as family lineages. An entry in the publisher's "Twelve English Statesmen" series. --- In dark green cloth, with titling on spine stamped in gilt. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Covers and spine with sunning, several leaves have been impr... View more info

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Unknown London: A Completely New Edition, Revised, with Additional Chapters By E. R. Wethersett

By: BELL, Walter George; WETHERSETT, E. R. (revisor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1966

Stock No.: 82648

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


A 1966 revised edition of work which was originally published in 1919, revised and with additional chapters by E. R. Wethersett. "Unknown London" is a guide to the hidden nooks and crannies of the city, which, per the jacket flap, ". . .[throws] light on some of the obscurer aspects of the city's exciting and eventful history." With three sections of black & white photos. Indexed. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and ... View more info

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The Vast Memory of Love

By: BOSSE, Malcolm

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Ticknor & Fields: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81248

ISBN: 0395629438

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First printing of author's novel, which captures ". . .the pulse and character of London in the 1770s." With engraved frontis and additional illustrations by William Hogarth. --- In black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Hogarth illustrations to covers. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Unclipped jacket with minor rubbing, else undamaged.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 482 pages View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson: The Works of James Boswell

By: BOSWELL, James

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Roslyn, New York, Black's Readers Service Company: 1952

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 79330

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Britain's renowned Dr. Johnson won fame by dint of this biography by his friend, James Boswell; first published in 1791. Offered in a book club reprint of the work which has been abridged, and with an introduction, by Bergen Evans. Includes a facsimile of the original title page. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With a hint of a bump to tail of spine, otherwise a clean, firm, brigh... View more info

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The Wreck Of The Wager: The Narratives of John Bulkeley and the Hon. John Byron

By: BULKELEY, John; BYRON, John

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1983

Stock No.: 79869

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A handsome Folio Society edition offering two different accounts by crew members of the aftermath of the wreck of H.M.S. Wager off the coast of present-day Chile in 1741. With maps at endpapers and numerous black and white illustrations. Edited and introduced by Christopher Hibbert. --- In patterned light blue paper-covered boards backed in navy leatherette, gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the slipcase. --- With slight soiling to lower edges of covers, otherwise a brig... View more info

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1985 National Genealogical Directory

By: BURCHALL, Michael J. (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Brighton, England, Sussex Genealogical Centre: 1985

Stock No.: 77274

ISBN: 0907084109

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


[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... View more info

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The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Revised Edition (Complete 12-volume set)

By: BURKE, Edmund

Price: $266.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1865-1867

Stock No.: 82817

Condition: Very Good


A complete 12-volume set of the writings of Edmund Burke (1729-1797) in this stated Revised Edition. The writings mostly consist of essays, speeches and letters. The Irish-born philosopher, politician and author moved to England in 1750. He was an advocate for fairer taxation policies for the American colonies. He also opposed the French Revolution and as a Member of Parliament was a leader in the effort to impeach Governor Warren Hastings of the East India Company. Over... View more info

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Shrewsbury: A Pictorial History

By: CARR, Anthony

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chichester, Sussex, England, Phillimore & Co., Ltd.: 1994

Stock No.: 82522

ISBN: 0850339332

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


A pictorial guide to the charming Shropshire town in the west of England. Shrewsbury is notable in that it retains its original medieval street layout, and many of the buildings in the town center date to the 15th & 16th centuries. With 18th and 19th century maps of the town at endpapers. With 166 black & white photos. --- In textured lavender paper-covered boards with spine titling stamped in gilt. Jacket features painted images of Shrewsbury to both front and back. ---... View more info

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Chaucer According to William Caxton: Minor Poems and Boece, 1478

By: CHAUCER, Geoffrey (author); BOYD, Beverly (editor)

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas, Allen Press, Inc.: 1978

Stock No.: 82007

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Three volumes of works by Geoffrey Chaucer were first published at William Caxton's press in 1478, and are offered here in this single volume. Per the jacket flap, Mr. Caxton was the English world's first printer. Selections edited by Beverly Boyd, who also has inscribed and signed this book on the front free endpaper thus; "July 19, 1979/For Noelle with warm regards/Beverly Boyd". With a frontis image of a leaf from Boece. Back matter includes several pages of n... 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

Stock No.: 81448

ISBN: 0679409890

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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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Memories and Adventures

By: CHURCHILL, Winston

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Stock No.: 71032

ISBN: 1555841686

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


First printing of First US Edition. In maroon half cloth and maroon paper-covered boards. Clean, bright, unmarked interior. Priceclipped dust jacket has minor scuffing, otherwise in good shape. Sir Winston's grandson shares memories of his days with his famous grandfather and father. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 261 pages View more info

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Royal Survivor: The Life of Charles II

By: COOTE, Stephen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2000

Stock No.: 50361

ISBN: 031222687X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A second printing of the U.S. edition of Stephen Coote's biography of Charles II, king of England, Scotland and Ireland. He ascended to the throne following exile on the Continent during the turbulent English Civil War and Interregnum. His reinstatement to power in 1660 began the period known as the Restoration. --- In full blue paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features painted portrait of Charles II, c.1648 by an unknown artist. --- A very ni... View more info

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The Great Train Robbery

By: CRICHTON, Michael

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1975

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 80664

ISBN: 0394494016

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A book club edition of Michael Crichton's historical novel, based on a daring actual train robbery in England in 1855. With an introduction by the author. This book was made into a popular film starring Sean Connery. --- In olive paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth. With titling and image of a steam-powered train in black on front cover; gilt-stamped spine titling and green topstain. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With prior owner's inked signature to front free endp... View more info

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Literary Landscapes of the British Isles A Narrative Atlas

By: DAICHES, David; FLOWER, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1981

Stock No.: 72199

ISBN: 0140057358

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Nice copy of work, looks at famous literary figures & works and the towns and regions from whence they came in Britain. With through-volume corner crease. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 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

Stock No.: 72906

ISBN: 0713990988

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 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

Stock No.: 81314

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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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Of Dramatic Poesy and Other Critical Essays: In Two Volumes; Volume I only (Everyman's Library #568)

By: DRYDEN, John

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London/ New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1964

Stock No.: 79982

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Volume 1 only of the two-volume edition of critical essays by the first Poet Laureat of England, John Dryden (1631-1700). This Everyman's Library edition edited, with an introduction by George Watson. This complete edition was first published in 1962, following the abridged edition of 1912. --- Full EL style 4 purple cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lavender jacket with image of Dryden on cover. Everyman's Library #568. --- With inked price on front ... 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

Stock No.: 80599

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


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

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Shakespeare's Life and World

By: DUNCAN-JONES, Katherine (compiled and introduced by)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2004

Stock No.: 81896

Condition: Near Fine


The life of William Shakespeare and the England of his day are described in this illustrated Folio Society edition. Includes a wide variety of Shakespeareana, from images of documents (such as his will) and painted scenes from various of his plays. The words of the Bard are interspersed throughout. With maps of London at endpapers. Compiled and introduced by Katherine Duncan-Jones. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards backed in maroon cloth with gilt-stamped spine titli... View more info

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English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macauley (#27 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $11.00

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

Stock No.: 80698

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A selection of essays by a variety of noted English authors, ranging from Ben Jonson to Samuel Johnson to Thomas De Quincey and several others. The 27th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies introductions and notes. With sepia frontis image of Samuel Johnson at the house of Lord Chesterfield. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine... View more info

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The Forsyte Saga: The Man of Property, In Chancery and To Let

By: GALSWORTHY, John

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1933

Stock No.: 60326

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A 1933 reprint edition of this famous trilogy by John Galsworthy (1867-1933). Three inter-related novels are included in this single hefty volume: "The Man of Property" (1906), "In Chancery" (1920) and "To Let" (1921), along with two "interludes". The three novels tell the story of England's wealthy Forsyte family, starting with Old Jolyon and a large cast of other eccentric family members. Includes a fold-out chart of the Forsyte family t... View more info

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The Deserted Village and Other Poems (No. 6, Maynard's English Classics Series)

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Maynard, Merrill & Co.: 1898

Stock No.: 80920

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A selection of poems by Oliver Goldsmith, perhaps best known for his novel, "The Vicar of Wakefield". With unattributed biographical sketch and explanatory notes and black & white portrait of Goldsmith. Entry no. 6 in publisher's "Maynard's English Classics Series". --- In beige stapled wraps. Volume with numerous penciled notations; otherwise a sound copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 64 pages View more info

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The Streets of London: Moments in time from the albums of Charles White and London Transport

By: GREEN, Benny

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Pavilion Books Limited: 1983

Stock No.: 77232

ISBN: 0907516203

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A collection of b&w photos taken from 1880 to 1920, depicting the transportation scenes in the London of the turn of the 20th century. The photos were archived by London Transport, and collected by their employee: Charles White. --- In full brown textured paper-covered boards, with photo-covered dust jacket. --- With stickers at front endpapers, else a firm, bright, clean copy. Jacket w/ a small dampstain at lower center, sticker on flap and minor creasing. ; Small 4to ... View more info

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Henry the Eighth

By: HACKETT, Francis

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1929

Stock No.: 75344

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First edition. In full green cloth-covered boards with tissue-protected frontis portrait of the King. Titling in gilt on spine. Interior somewhat yellowed; otherwise clean and unmarked; textblock is firm. Cover corners bumped and with incidental soiling to cloth. With Parisian bookseller's tiny sticker on front paste-down. Lacks a dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 543 pages View more info

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The Personal History of Henry the Eighth (Modern Library #265.1)

By: HACKETT, Francis

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1963]

Stock No.: 81901

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of the author's lively biography of the despotic English King, first published in 1929 by Horace Liveright. Indexed, with a foreword by the author. Volume wrapped in jacket with colorful Paul Galdone illustration on cover. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling on maroon spine & cover blocks / faded red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 385 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1959 (though ... View more info

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In Search of British Ancestry

By: HAMILTON-EDWARDS, Gerald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1983

Edition: Fourth Edition

Stock No.: 76856

ISBN: 0806309989

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


[Genealogy] A wide-ranging look at genealogical sources in the British Isles. Offering information on where and how to find registers, census returns, marriage licenses, wills, military records, etc. With separate chapters on Scottish, Irish and Welsh records. Three separate Appendices offering useful information. Indexed. --- In dark red textured paper-covered hardcovers with titling stamped in gilt on spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A bright, firm, complete copy; dis... View more info

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To Herat and Cabul: A Story of the First Afghan War

By: HENTY, G. A.

Price: $42.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son: 1902

Stock No.: 82391

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A fictionalized account of the ill-conceived 1842 war in Afghanistan by British East India Company and Indian forces versus Afghan forces. It has been estimated that 4500 losses were suffered among the combined British and Indian forces. This account is accompanied by 7 (of the original 8) Charles M. Sheldon black & white illustrations on plates; as well as a two-page b&w map of the Afghanistan/western India region. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A likely later printing,... 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:

Stock No.: 72642

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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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Trafalgar The Nelson Touch

By: Howarth, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum Publishers: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 71963

Condition: Very Good


The famous battle is described in detail in this sharp copy of work first published in the U. K. With multiple black & white and color illustrations; 6 maps. In black half cloth & mustard yellow paperboard covers; interior clean, w/prev owner's embossed gold sticker ffep. DJ has back cover tear; is in mylar protector. $8.95 flap price intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Little Masterpieces: Charles Lamb Selections from His Essays, Letters and Verses

By: LAMB, Charles (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 79439

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A 1901 edition in this collection of principal writings by the noted English author. Includes selections from his essays, letters and verse. With black and white engraved frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine; publisher's blindstamped vignette to... View more info

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England's Past Presented: A Popular History.

By: LOW, Professor A. M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1953

Stock No.: 77206

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First American Edition of work first published in England under the title 'The Past Presented'. With illustrations by Mendoza, depicting period costumes worn over the centuries and technological items. A lightning-fast trip through English history, from the Roman invasion through 1951. With brief glossaries at each chapter end and index. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling in white on spine. Jacket w/Mendoza illustrations on cover. --- With mildly bumped co... View more info

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Little Masterpieces: Lord Macaulay [Selected Writings]

By: MACAULAY, Lord (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 79445

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A 1901 edition in this collection of selected writings by the noted 19th Century British historian Lord Macaulay (Thomas Babington Macaulay). Includes his "The Puritans", "Dr. Samuel Johnson" and other writings. With tissue-protected black and white engraved frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red ... 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

Stock No.: 80921

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Visions of Glory, 1874-1932

By: MANCHESTER, William

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown & Company: 1983

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 78481

ISBN: 0316545031

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Full-sized book club edition. This work, also known as simply "Visions of Glory", is the first in planned but sadly unrealized trilogy solely by Manchester of the life of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill who only made it through two volumes. Exhaustive detail of the period from his birth in 1874 up through 1932. With copious photos, maps, select bibliography and extensive index and source notes. --- In full black cloth covers with gilt-stamped titling on spine. Jack... View more info

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The Genealogist's Guide (4th Edition)

By: MARSHALL, George W.

Price: $51.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1980

Stock No.: 77275

ISBN: 0806302356

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


[Genealogy] No dust jacket. 1980 hardcover printing of the 1903 fourth edition of a work first published in 1879. With a new introduction by Anthony J. Camp. A fundamental guide to tracing one's English ancestry, listing pedigrees and other family accounts. In alphabetical order, with many thousands of surnames listed, along with cross-references for further research on those names. --- In navy cloth-covered boards w/titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. A clean, fir... 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]

Stock No.: 78055

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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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Ring of Bright Water

By: Maxwell, Gavbin

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1968

Edition: Seventeenth Printing

Stock No.: 72673

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Beautifully written account of author's stay in a remote Scottish cottage and the animals he befriended. In full blue cloth covers with minor edgewear, slight bumping to corners. With inked presentation remarks, endpage. Interior clean, bright and otherwise unmarked. Dust jacket chipped edges & priceclipped flap; otherwise in good shape. In removable mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info