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The Life and Times of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty

By Wilson, A. J.

London: Cadogan Publications Limited, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. A bit of label residue on flyleaf. 315 p. w/ a few illus., endnotes, bibliography, index. Th biography of the British international mining magnate, art & book collector, and philanthropist of the arts and medicine. He was also one of Churchill's informal advisors of WWII, esp. on the acquition of strategic natural resources.

$35.00

Lender to the Lords, Giver to the Poor

By Black, Gerry

London: Vallentine Mitchell, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 389 p. w/ illus., endnotes, bibliography, index. a biography of the British financier Samuel Lewis, a Jewish business man well known for large loans to he aristocracy and for his humanitarian donations.

$45.00

LLoyd George : the People's Champion 1902 - 1911

By Grigg, John

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978. First US Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Small dent in text block at bottom edge of some pages. 391 p. w/ illus., footnotes, notes on sources, index. The second part of Grigg's major work on this important British Liberal Party political figure and Prime Minister (though LG was Welsh). This particular effort won the WHITBREAD for biography. The last volume in the series was finished by Magaret Macmillan, as Grigg died before he could finish it.

$35.00

The Stuart Parliaments 1603 - 1689

By Smith, David L.

London: Arnold, 1999. Trade Paperback. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Slight soiling to bottom edge of textblock. xi (1), 260 p. w/ endnotes, glossary, appendices, bibliography, index. A study of the background and function of the Stuart Parliament, the changing relationship betweem King, Lords, and Commons, and more.

$45.00

Commonwealth Principles : Republican Writings of the English Revolution

By Scott, Jonathan

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight ear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. xii, 402 p. w/ footnotes, bibliography, index. A study of republican writing in 17th century England, noting it came in the "moral service of a religious revolution".

$65.00

England's Maritime Empire : Seapower, Commerce and Policy 1490 - 1690

By Loades, David

Harlow, UK: Longman, 2000. Softcover with glossy covers. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. xi (1), 277 p. w/ maps, illus., chapter endnotes, select bibliography, index. A study charting the rise of England's leader in Europe and as a colonial and naval power over the 16th and 17th centuries.

$30.00

Historiography. Vol. V, The Oxford History of the British Empire

By Winks, Robin W. editor Alaine Low, associate editor

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thick octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. One corner page creased. 731 p. w/ footnotes, chapter bibliographies, index. A work lookign at how "historical judgement has changed" over time conerning he British empire and its colonialism. 41 scholarly essays.

$30.00

Elizabeth I : War and Politics 1588 - 1603

By MacCaffrey, Wallace T.

Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. xv, 592 p. w/ footnotes, bibliography, index. A study of the major political decisions of Elizabeth and her ministers in the last years of her reign.

$25.00

England on the Edge : Crisis and Revolution 1640 - 42

By Cressy, David

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. xiv (2), 446 p w/ map, b&w illus., footnotes, chronology, index. A detailed study of the collapse of the government of Charles II and the panic that lead o the Civil War.

$35.00

Archbishop Laud 1573 - 1645

By Trevor-Roper, Hugh

London: Macmillan, 1988. 3rd edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 446 p. w/ footnotes, a few illus., appendices (incl. letters), index. A detailed biography and study of the most powerful man in England during the latter years of the reign of Charles I, ultimately executed at Tower Hill during the Civil War. This is the 3rd edtion, updated from the 2nd ed of 1961 with the addition of a new appendix of unpublished documents.

$30.00

The Duke of Newcastle

By Browning, Reed

New Haven, CT.: Yale University Press, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. xiv, 388 p. w/ frontis portrait, endnotes, bibliographical essay, index. A biography of this English noble and prime minister, who hled varous offices from 1717 to 1766. While acknowledging the Duke's profound weaknesses and shortcomings, Browning also finds laudable and important contributions he made during his various tenures, and discusses his admirable thiugh at times almost blind loyalty to his friends.

$35.00

Deliver Us From Evil : the Radical Underground in Britain, 1660-1663

By Greaves, Richard L.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. x, 291 p. w/ endnotes, suggested further readings, index. An examination of the choices and issues of the religious and politcal radicals after the Restoration of the monarchy to the end of the northern rebellion.

$60.00

The Foreign Office and Foreign Policy 1898 - 1914

By Steiner, Zara S.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dust jacket. Heel of spine bumped. Pages slightly browned at edges. Name of former owner on flyleaf. 5 pages at the front have red underlining. 262 p. w/ illus., footnotes, appendices, bibliography, index. A study of how the Foreign Office grew from a secretarial department into a major department of state, covering both administrative history and British foreign policy.

$35.00

Reactions to the English Civil War 1642 - 1649

By Morrill, John editor

New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 257 p. w/ bibliography, notes, index. A collection of essays covering the various responses from across England to the war and breakdown of order, suggesting there is no simple pattern in the reactions based on region or group.

$30.00

Britain and the Netherlands in Europe and Asia : Papers Delivered to the Third Anglo-Dutch Historical Conference

By Bromley, J.S. and E. H. Kossmann editors

London: Macmillan, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Name of former owner on flyleaf. 264 p. w/footnotes, further reading, index. 11 scholarly articles covering the two countries from the 17th c. to both empires decline after WWII.

$30.00

Society and Religion in Elizabethan England

By Greaves, Richard L.

Minneapolis MN: University of Minnesota, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/no dust jacket. Very thick octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Long crease in cloth at spine. Foxing at all edges of textblock. 925 p. w/ bibliographic essay, index, and extensive notes. This study analyzes Anglican and Puritan social thought and relates it to social practice, noting areas of dissimilarities and agreement. An important work.

$60.00

Pitt the Elder

By Black, Jeremy

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 320 p .w/ bibliographical note, index. A introductory though critical look at the life of Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham (1708 -1778), who Black argues was remarkable in part because of his position as an outsider, often plagued by illness and mental stress.

$35.00

Devonshire Studies

By Hoskins, W. G. and H. P. R. Finberg

London: Jonathan Cape, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good, price clipped. Thick octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to dges and corners of boards. Head and heel of spine are a bit bumped. Dj has more wear, with a bit of soiling to covers. 470 p. w/ illus., eleven maps (some folding), bibliography, good index. A number of shorter essays on various aspects of Devonshire County in England, covering boundaries, certain families, documents of the county, estates, laborers, and more.

$35.00

The Rise of Popular Literacy in Victorian England : the Influence of Private Choice and Public Policy

By Mitch, David F.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more so to dj. 340 p. w/ many tables, bibliography, index, and extensive notes. A study examining both increasing government involvement in elementary education but also the popular demand that was an importat factor in that eventual involement.

$30.00

All Souls Under the Ancien Régime : Politics, Learning & the Arts, c. 1600 - 1850 [ All Souls College, Oxford University ]

By Green, S. J. D. and Peregrine Horden editors

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo ( standard size) . Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 400 p. w/ fotnotes, index, and a few illustrations. A collection of 16 historial essays on All Souls during the time of the "old order" before the Victorian reformers. Includes articles on Christopher Wren, Blackstone, the Fremantle Affair, the effect of the English Civil War, and more.

$60.00

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