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image of Cromwell's Army. A History of the English Soldier during the Civil Wars, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate. [Facsimile reissue. With a new Introduction by John Adair.] NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

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Greenhill,, [1992]. 8vo., First Edition; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. With personal bookplate on front paste-down. High-quality facsimile reissue, with fresh introduction, of the third edition of 1921. ALREADY SCARCE.
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image of Studies and Illustrations of the Great Rebellion.  REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION

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Parker,, 1858. 8vo., First Edition, last few leaves lightly spotted at margins; original navy coarse-grain cloth, boards framed in blind, gilt back, chocolate endpapers, uncut, expertly recased, a remarkably bright, clean, crisp copy. With nineteenth-century engraved armorial bookplate of T.B. Cornish on front paste-down, and 8pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Davies 209.
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image of Cromwell's Deputy. The Life and Times of General Charles Fleetwood. Foreword by Dame Joan Fleetwood Varley. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

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Ulric Publishing, [Church Stretton],, 2008. 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations in the text and pictorial endpapers, green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in silver, a fine copy in unc;lipped dustwrapper. Surprisingly, the first dedicated biography of the man most likely to have been Cromwell's true successor
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image of The Battle of Naseby and the Fall of King Charles I.  NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER

The Battle of Naseby and the Fall of King Charles I. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER

by Maurice ASHLEY

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[1992]
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Alan Sutton, [Stroud],, [1992]. 8vo., First Edition, with 6 coloured plates (2 double-page), 63 monochrome illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and pictorial endpapers; black cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in dustwrapper.
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Bushell and Harman of Lundy. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

by Wyndham S. BOUNDY

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Published
[1961]
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Grenville, Bideford,, [1961]. 8vo., with illustrations and full-page map in the text; red cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Graphic accounts of Civil War coinage of the period Charles I 1642-49, together with a unique law case concerning the issue of illegal currency.
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image of His Majesty Preserved. An Account of King Charles II's Escape after the Battle of Worcester dictated to Samuel Pepys by the King himself. Reprinted from the First Edition with an Introduction by William Reese-Mogg. NEAR FINE COPY

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Falcon Press,, [1954]. vo. First Edition thus; original red boards gilt back covers just a little dust-soiled else a near fine copy
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Blackwood, Edinburgh,, 1830. 8vo., First Edition, with an engraved frontispiece, 4 engraved plates, 2 engraved plans and a lithographed plate, frontispiece, plates and a few leaves moderately spotted; light toned half calf, marbled boards, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, compartments ruled in blind, second compartment with brown leather label ruled and lettered in gilt, a very good,… Read more
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Oliver Cromwell. BRIGHT, FIRM COPY

by John BUCHAN

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Published
[1934]
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Hodder & Stoughton,, [1934]. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with portrait frontispiece, plates and maps (a number coloured in outline); green cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy.
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Clarendon Press, Oxford,, 1894. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece; original red cloth, gilt backs, uncut, covers very lightly age-marked else a very good, bright, clean copy. The autobiography of a republican. Firth's classic edition is enhanced by many documents and extensive notes. Davies, 925.
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image of Cheriton 1644. The Campaign and the Battle. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

Cheriton 1644. The Campaign and the Battle. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

by John ADAIR

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Published
1973
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Roundwood Press, Kineton,, 1973. 8vo., First Edition, with coloured portrait frontispiece, plates, illustrations, maps (one with captioned overlay) and diagrams; original blue buckram, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped, lightly browned dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO [COMMANDER] PETER LLOYD-BOSTOCK, WITH THE FORMER'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPGH INSCRIPTION ON HALF-TITLE. SIGNED COPIES OF ANY OF… Read more
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image of The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in his Solitudes and Sufferings. [With four Prayers]. A Reprint of the Edition of 1648, and a Facsimile of the original Frontispiece, with an Introduction. FRESH LIGHT ON SOURCES

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Elliot Stock,, 1880. 8vo., with a folding facsimile on japon and a facsimile title-page; faux-vellum, stained edges, covers a little age-marked, endpapers mildly browned else a very good, clean copy. Last edition recorded by Almack. The three-quarter folding plate, with Explanation at foot, was reproduced specially for this edition. Scott's text is taken from Stewart's 1879 issue [Almack, 72].… Read more
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Members of the Long Parliament. Introduction by R.H. Tawney.

by D. BRUNTON and D.H. PENNINGTON

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Published
[1954]
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Allen & Unwin,, [1954]. 8vo., First Edition; red cloth, gilt back, red top, covers lightly sunned else a very good, clean copy.
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image of England's Worthies, under whom all the Civill and Bloudy Warres since 1642 to Anno 1647 are related. [Facsimile reissue]. CRISP, CLEAN COPY IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

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John Russell Smith,, 1845. 8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, with a fine engraved portrait frontispiece and 17 fine engraved portraits; original brown pebble-grain cloth, gilt back, uncut, primrose endpapers, very short split in upper joint (but binding entirely sound), a remarkably well-preserved, crisp, clean copy. THIS COPY WAS PRESENTED BY EDMUND BLUNDEN TO HIS ALMA MATER CHRIST'S… Read more
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£176.15
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Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England. IN FULL MOROCCO

by (Oliver CROMWELL). Charles FIRTH

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1900
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£402.62

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Putnam,, 1900. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 32 plates and 7 maps (one folding on japon); handsomely bound in burgundy full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, a most attractive copy ideal… Read more
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image of The Community of Kent and the Great Rebellion 1640-60.

The Community of Kent and the Great Rebellion 1640-60.

by A. EVERITT

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Published
1966
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£20.13

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Leicester University Press,, 1966. 8vo., First Edition, with 2 full-page maps in the text; original green cloth, gilt back, green top, a very good, clean copy. Sold from an institution with its stamp on front free endpaper and fore-edge.
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Sussex in the Great Civil War 1642-1660.

by Charles THOMAS-STANFORD

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Published
1910
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£138.40

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Chiswick Press,, 1910. 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations and maps; original brown buckram, gilt back, gilt top, a very good, clean copy. One of the most elusive Civil War County histories. Extremely scarce
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The Trial of Charles I. [Second Impression].

by C.V. WEDGWOOD

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Published
[1964]
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£15.10

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Collins,, [1964]. 8vo., Second Impression, with 10 plates on 8 and pictorial endpapers; cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at backstrip and (predominantly white) rear panel. Third and final volume of Wedgwood's classic trilogy on Charles I. Published a month after the first edition.
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Imperial Press,, [1990]. 4to., original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a fine copy. First published in London in 1643, these tracts were reprinted at Birmingham in 1815 and again at the Birmingham School of Printing in 1931. Very scarce.
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image of Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham. By his Widow Lucy. Edited from the Original Manuscript by the Rev. Julius Hutchinson. To which are added the Letters of Colonel Hutchinson and other Papers. Revised with Additional No.

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Routledge,, 1906. 8vo., First Edition thus, with a portrait frontispiece in photogravure and a large folding pedigree, neat signature on half-title; original decorative buckram gilt, gilt back, gilt top, covers lightly rubbed and faded, backstrip lightly sunned (but all gilt still entirely legible), a very good, clean copy. Published in Routledge's 'London Library' series. Lucy Hutchinson's memoir of her… Read more
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£44.04
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1880. 8vo., with a folding facsimile on japon and a facsimile title-page; vellum, coloured edges, covers a little age-marked, endpapers a little browned else a very good, clean copy. FRESH LIGHT ON SOURCES. This is the last edition recorded by Almack. The three-quarter folding plate, with Explanation at foot, was reproduced especially for this edition. Scott's text is taken… Read more
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