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The Charge

By Adkin, Mark

London, England: Leo Cooper The Real Reason Why The Light Brigade Was Lost. Dust jacket and book very good condition. CR 1996, 285 pages with index, notes, and sources with four appendices, black and white photos, 15 maps, and seven sketches with symbols and abbreviations used on maps. One of Britain's best known glorious disasters. The Charge of the Light Brigade, is taken apart by a former professional soldier. With his military expertise and detailed research of participant's accounts and a careful study of the actual ground, the result shatters many long-held conceptions of how and why it happened, and who was to blame.. First Edition. Hard Cover.


Men-of-War. Life in Nelson's Navy

By O'Brian, Patrick

New York: W. W. Norton Dust jacket and book very good condition. CR 1974, this edition 1995, 95 pages with index, black and white and color photos from National Maritime Museum in London, Sunday Times, Science Museum in London, William Collins Sons & Co., Ltd., and National Gallery in London. A straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's Navy was like for everyone - Captain to rawest recruit. Food, songs they sang, division of prize money to officers and crew, and weapons are detailed. Line drawings and charts help to see the construction and rigging of the great ships, types of weapons and how they were used in battle. . First american Edition. Hard Cover.


A Little Book of London

By Pennell, Joseph

Published by T.N. Foulis, London/Edinburg, 50 pages. No date. Paper wraps. Front cover missing bottom inside piece, front and back covers are off but I have them. Monochrome plates, tipped-in with text opposite page. Part of "The Cities" series. Inside is in very good condition. History, London, England, tipped-in illustrations.. Soft Cover.


The History of England

By Macaulay, Thomas Babington

From the Accession of James II. Published by John W. Lovell, New York, no date. 5 Volumes. Maroon/red covers, slight fade, scuffing, slight tears on spine ends. Overall all volumes are good+. History. England. Great Britain, Royalty, English Royalty.. Hard Cover.


Albion. A Guide to Legendary Britain

By Westwood, Jennifer

Published by Salem House, Salem, NH., 1985, 1st edition, 448 pages with sources, bibliography and photo credits. Dust jacket and book are very good condition. Black and white photos. Selected local legends and traditions, not only the famous an d important tales, but also lesser ones that have no life except in old records. Author opted for variety and narrative concept at the expense of comprehensive and included ghost stories, excludes loo se traditions of hauntings. History, Britain, England, Great Britain, folk lore, legends.. Hard Cover.


The Birth of A Nation

By Churchill, Winston S

A History of the English Speaking People. Published by Dodd Mead, CR 1956, stated 1st edition, 521 pages w/index. Dust jacket has slight fading otherwise good+. History, England, Great Britain, Winsto n Churchill.. Hard Cover.


The English Peasant

By Heath, Richard

London, England: T. Fisher Unwin Studies: Historical, Local and Biographic. Dated 1893, 382 pages. Back inside hinge loose. Chapters include: The English via Dolorosa; or Glimpses of the History of the Agricultureal Labourers"; Cottage Homes of England"; "Walks and Talks with English Peasants"; "Types of Agricultural Life"; and "The Poor Man's Gospel". Slightly loose, green covers, all good. Front cover has a sticker from a book shop in London.. Hard Cover.


The Bailiwick of Jersey
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The Bailiwick of Jersey

By Balleine, G. R

Published by Hodder & Stoughton Dated 1951, this is 2nd printing in 1962, 114 photos, 170 pages w/index. Map on endpapers. Dust jacket does have tears. The Indispensable Guide to All It's Treasures and Beauty, The King's Channel Islands. Ink inscription front endpps. History, England, Channel Islands, Europe, Travel.. Hard Cover.


Woodburn Grange. A Story of English Country Life

By Howitt, William

Three volumes in one. Published by T.B. Peterson, no date, circa 1880's. 402 pages with 4 pages of ads in back. All good+. History, England, English life, Great Britain.. Hard Cover.


The Channel Islands

By Hooke, Wilfrid D

Published by Robert Hale Ltd., London, 1953, this in April 1961, 211 pages with index. Fold-out map. Day-to-day life of the islander, the pecularity of their institution, customs and government are woven into the story of their past to form a fa scinating picture. History, England, Channel Islands, Great Britain.. Hard Cover.


Hospitable England in The Seventies

By Dana, Richard H

A Diary of A Young American. 1875- 1876. Published by Houghton Mifflin, CR 1921, 1st edition, 378 pages with index. Black and white illustrations, blue w/gold covers. All good. Literature, History, England, Great Britain.. Hard Cover.


Thames Portrait

By Robertson, E. Arnot

Published by Macmillan, MCMXXXVII, (1937) , CR 1937, stated 1st printing, 168 pages. Blue with gold covers, slight fading. Photos by H.E. Turner. Life on the Thames River (London). There is a booklet inside the book with the Cunard Line 2nd C abin Passenger List of Liverpool to New York, August 29, 1896 on RMS Campenia, pink paper, slight wear to it. History. England. Great Britain.. Hard Cover.


Our English Cousins

By Davis, Richard Harding

Published by Harper & Bros., CR 1894, title date 1894, 228 pages. Red illustrated cover with silver lettering. 34 illustrations. Contents: Three English Race Meetings - General Election in England - Undergraduate Life at Oxford - London I n The Season - West and East Ends of London. All very good. History, England, English life, Oxford, Great Britain.. Hard Cover.


The Illustrated Still Glides The Stream

By Thompson, Flora

New York: Crown Dust jacket and book good+ condition. CR 1984, Design CR 1984, originally published in 1948 by Oxford University Press. 224 pages with sources for the illustrations. Exquisite full-page color illustrations. Designed by David Fordham, based upon Nicholas Thirkell's original design for the "Ilustrated Lark Rise to Candleford". Picture research by Jenny de Gex. Printed and bound in Italy. A return to the English countryside of the author's childhood. It paints an unforgettable picture of the people and the way of life of almost a century ago. Published after her death in 1948, it is entirely fictional, centered on the imaginary Oxfordshire village of Restharrow around the time of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887.. First american Edition. Hard Cover.