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The Expansion of the Anglican Communion
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The Expansion of the Anglican Communion

By The Rev. John Higgins, M.A., B.D.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "The churches of the Anglican Communion owe their particular expression of Christianity to the historic church in Britain and England, to which land the Christian faith came some time in the second century. The new religion spread rapidly from its center at Jerusalem, and the persecutions to which it was subjected had not only the effect of making it stronger but also of dispersing it more rapidly. Britain had been conquered by the Romans in 44 A.D. and Roman rule meant that the trade routes were kept open. Perhaps traders from Gaul or merchants from the Mediterranean first told the story of the Cross to the uncouth Britons...." - from The Expansion of the Anglican Communion

$14.53

A World To Win
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A World To Win

By Upton Sinclair

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is severe fraying on the spine, but no markings on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing, but clear of any markings. The dust jacket is in poor condition, but still partially together. "Book One: The Pelting of this Pitiless Storm - The Hurt That Honor Feels Lanny kept thinking: This must be the only man in France who can smile. At least it was the only one Lanny had met, and Lanny had done some traveling in this time of agony and grief. The man whose name was spelled backward the same as forward, and who all his life had taken this as an omen of good luck--this man was in power again; he was overcoming all his enemies, thousands of them, yes, even millions. He sat at his desk by the window of what had once been a luxurious hotel suite, and beamed upon his visitor, reminding him: 'It has happened just about as I told you, M. Budd.' Lanny said it was so, and thought that the death of something like a hundred and twenty-five thousand Frenchmen, and the captivity of ten or twelve times as many, signified less to Pierre Laval than the ability to say: 'C'est moi qui avait raison!'" - Chapter One from A World To Win

$164.04

Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria

By Lytton Strachey

This book is not in good condition. There is severe wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is severe bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, and are not free of writing and markings. "On November 6, 1817, died the Princess Charlotte, only child of the Prince Regent, and heir to the crown of England. Her short life had hardly been a happy one. By nature implusive, capricious, vehement, she had always longed for liberty; and she had never possessed it. She had been brought up among violent family quarrels, had been early separated from her disreputable and eccentric mother, and handed over to the care of her disreputable and selfish father. When she was seventeen, he decided to marry her off to the Prince of Orange; she, at first, acquiesced; but suddenly falling in love with Prince Augustus of Prussia, she determined to break off the engagement. This was not her first love affair, for she had previously carried on a clandestine correspondence with Captain Hess. Prince Augustus was already married, morganatically, but she did not know it, and he did not tell her. While she was spinning out the negotiations with the Prince of Orange, the allied sovereigns - it was June, 1814 - arrived in London to celebrate their victory. Among them, and in the suite of the Emperor of Russia, was the young and handsome Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. He made several attempts to attract the notice of the Princess, but she, with her heart elsewhere, paid very little attention...." - Chapter One from Queen Victoria

$101.24

Charles Simeon
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Charles Simeon

By Handley C. G. Moule

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but clear of any marking. "Charles Simeon was born at Reading, September 24, 1759. As a boy of nine he was sent to Eton, and was elected there on the foundation. At nineteen he went up with a Scholarship to King's College, Cambridge, and succeeded in due course to a Fellowship, which he held till his death. He was ordained Deacon in 1782, and Priest in 1783. In 1782 he was made Minister, or Perpetual Curate, of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Cambridge; a benefice which was originally a Vicarage of the Abbey of Dereham, and of which, after the suppression of the Abbey, and until the year 1867, the Bishop appointed the Minister. In that pastorate he lived and labored for just fifty-four years, through many vicissitudes of good report and evil, amidst serious and complicated difficulties, and with results which were felt far and wide. He died November 13, 1836, in his rooms in King's College, and was buried six days later in the great vault beneath the pavement of the ante-chapel...." - Chapter 1: Family and School from Charles Simeon

$20.52

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

By Dorothy L. Sayers

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are free from any markings. "What in the world, Wimsey, are you doing in this Morgue?" demanded Captain Fentiman, flinging aside the Evening Banner with the air of a man released from an irksome duty. "Oh, I wouldn't call it that," retorted Wimsey, amiably. "Funeral Parlor at the very least. Look at the marble. Look at the furnishings. Look at the palms and the chaste bronze nude in the corner...." - Chapter One from The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

$30.80

The Age Of Catherine De Medici
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The Age Of Catherine De Medici

By J. E. Neale

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. "Our story begins in March 1559 with the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis. It was primarily a peace between Spain and France, though England too was a party, for Mary Tudor had entered the war in the train of her husband, Phillip II, and had lost Calais. This peace marks the close of an epoch in European as well as French history...." - Chapter One from The Age Of Catherine de Medici

$14.48

A History Of The Church In England
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A History Of The Church In England

By John R. H. Moorman, D.D. Litt.D, Lord Bishop Of Ripon

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. "The exact date when the Christian message first came to England is unknown. At the time when the Christian Church was gradually extending its influence in the countries on both sides of the Mediterranean, England was in process of being colonized by Rome. Roman legionaries were marching along their own well-made roads, Roman officers were bringing the old British tribes to heel, Roman law was being administered, and one more province was in process of being absorbed into the great Roman Empire which now dominated the known world...." - Chapter One from A History Of The Church In England

$34.57

Trafalgar
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Trafalgar

By David Howarth

This book is in very good condition with little wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards, and no markings on the inside cover boards. The horizontal edges of the pages are yellowing, but there are no markings on the pages. "At ten to six in the morning of the 21st of October 1805, off Cape Trafalgar in the south of Spain, Napoleon's French and Spanish fleet was sighted against the dawn sky, and men in the British fleet who were not on watch swarmed up on deck to look...." - from Trafalgar: The Nelson Touch

$16.75

The Forsyte Saga
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The Forsyte Saga

By John Galsworthy

This book is in fairly good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards, as well as spots on the outside back cover board. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, with some vertical fraying and warping, but the pages are clear of markings. A few of the pages are dog-eared and edges torn. "The Forsyte Saga was the title originally destined for that part of it which is called 'The Man of Propery; and to adopt it for the collected chronicles of the Forsyte family has indulged the Forsytean tenacity that is in all of us. The word Saga might be objected to on the ground that it connotes the heroic and that there is little of heroism in these pages. But it is used with a suitable irony; and, after all, this long tale, though it may deal with folk in frock coats, furbelows, and a gilt-edged period, is not devoid of the essential heat of conflict. Discounting for the gigantic stature and blood-thirstiness of old days, as they have come down to us in fairy-tale and legend, the folk of the old Sagas were Forsytes, assuredly, in their possessive instincts, and as little proof against the inroads of beauty and passion as Swithin, Soames, or even Young Jolyon. And if heroic figures, in days that never were, seem to startle out from their surroundings in fashion unbecoming to a Forsyte of the Victorian era, we may be sure that tribal instinct was even then the prime force, and that 'family' and the sense of home and property counted as they do to this day, for all the recent efforts to 'talk them out...." - Author's Preface from The Forsyte Saga

$114.99

Daughter Of Eve
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Daughter Of Eve

By Noel B. Gerson

This book is in good condition. There seems to be little or no wear on the front, back, edges and the spin e of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. The vertical edges are not smooth. "In the opinion of the late Queen Elizabeth, Captain John Smith was the most accomplished and versatile liar in England. Nostalgic partisans of the old regime had created the myth that her judgments of men had been infallible, and her appraisal of Smith was still widely accepted three years after her death in 1603. Sir Walter Raleigh, the most distinguished prisoner currently being held in the Tower of London, had more time and better reason than most to recall the reign of Gloriana, and he certainly remembered her estimate of the young man...." - from Daughter Of Eve, A novel about Pocahontas

$16.13

The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church
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The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church

By Claire Cross

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corner have slight bumping. The previous owners names are written on the front end page. Another previous owners seal is also affixed on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp and clean of any markings. "The reader and the teacher of history might be forgiven for thinking that there are now too many series of historical documents in existence, all claiming to offer light on particular problems and all able to fulfil their claims. At any rate, the general editor of yet another series feels obliged to explain why he is helping one more collection of such volumes into existence...." - General Introduction from The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church

$6.13

The History Of England
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The History Of England

By Thomas Babington Macaulay

The books in this set are in good condition.There is significant wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards on all the books in this set. The corners of the cover boards are all bumped considerably in the set. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and on the first end page of all of the books in this set. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but there are only a few markings in this five set volume. "I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time which is within the memory of men still living. I shall recount the errors which, in a few months, alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart. I shall trace the course of that revolution which terminated the long struggle between our sovereigns and their parliaments, and bound up together the rights of the people and the title of the reigning dynasty...." - Chapter 1, Volume I from The History Of England: From The Accession Of James II in Five Volumes

$86.98

The Crusades
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The Crusades

By Harold Lamb

This book is in fair condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned but clear of any markings.The binding is cracking on the seam between the the front cover board and the spine. "AT THE END of the night of the Dark Ages a multitude of our ancestors left their homes. They started out on what they called the voyage of God...." - Foreword from The Crusades: Iron Men And Saints

$132.18

Digging For Richard III
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Digging For Richard III

By Mike Pitts

This book is good as new. There is little to no wear on the dust jacket, and absolutely no wear on the cover boards. The pages inside are crisp, clean and white. "In 2012, archaeologists found the grave of Richard III. Its site had been unknown for centuries.The quest had taken years of preparation followed by intensive archaeological study and almost no one had expected a result. As the astonishing story of the discovery emerged, millions watched around the world...." - Digging For Richard III: The Search For The Lost King

$17.90

The Road To Tyburn
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The Road To Tyburn

By Christopher Hibbert

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There are also some stains on the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards are also worn and the corners are bumped. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but there are no markings in the book "This biography of Jack Sheppard is based mainly on contemporary pamphlets, newspapers, and trial reports in the British Museum, the Bodleian Library, and the Inner Temple Library. It is intended as a work of entertainment rather than of scholarship; but for those who may be interested I have added a list of books of which i have made use in filling in the background to Sheppard's strange story. Of recent writers I am particularly indebted to Dr. M. Dorothy George, Mr. Peter Quennell, Mr. Patrick Pringle, and Dr. Leon Radzinowicz...." - Note from The Road To Tyburn: The Story of Jack Sheppard And The Eighteenth-Century London Underworld

$25.88

History of the American Revolution
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History of the American Revolution

By Bruce Lancaster

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear to the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is some light fading of the cover boards.The pages are crisp, clean, white and free of markings. There is a stain on the edge of the pages.The binding is tight and solid. "This new edition of the American Heritage History of the American Revolution is a reason for celebration-and wonder. It testifies to the amazing vitality of the story of the founding of the United States of America. If anything, the story is more relevant today than it was when the book was published in 1958." - Foreword by Thomas Fleming, History of the American Revolution

$18.80

The Cathedrals Of England
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The Cathedrals Of England

By M. J. Taber

This antiquarian book is in poor condition. The cover has major wear on the front, back, spine, edges and corners. There are also stains on the cover boards. The previous owners mark is on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned and the binding is loose but still intact. This book is 112 years old and is a perfect collectors item. "In a book this size it is clearly impossible to give a full description of the architecture of the thirty cathedrals of England. The principal aim of this book is to throw something of a personal interest around the cathedrals, by giving glimpses of the bishops, rulers, and other noted personages who have been connected with them through the long series of years which have elapsed since their erection. At the same time, an attempt has been made to state briefly but comprehensively the salient and distinguishing characteristics of each edifice." - Author's Forward, The Cathedrals Of England

$100.00

Historical Essays And Studies
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Historical Essays And Studies

By John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

This book is in fair condition. The cover has significant wear and water damage on the front, back, spine, edges and corners. The previous owners mark is on the inside of the front cover board. There is also a mark on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned and there is significant discoloration to the page edges. The binding is still tight and solid. "Half a century ago a writer of great authority delivered the opinion that few things in history were better known than the divorce of Catharine of Aragon. Since that time the archives have been explored, and the old story which satisfied Hallam will never be told again. Mr. Brewer has done more than any other man to dispel the dark tradition, and to pour light upon an epoch which will always interest every description of educated men." - Historical Essays And Studies

$26.25

Thomas More
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Thomas More

By Richard Marius

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine edges and corners. There is spotting on the spine. There are no marking on the pages and they are white and crisp. "Biographers of Thomas More have always praised him and made him an example of their own times. This exemplary mood was set by the first biographical account we have of him, that written by Erasmus of Rotterdam in a letter to young Ulrich von Hooten of Germany in 1519, when when More was in the prime of life." - Thomas More: A Biography

$17.96

The Pre-Conquest Church In England
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The Pre-Conquest Church In England

By Margaret Deansley

This book is in good condition.There is some wear on the cover corners and edges as well as a large stain on the front board. The previous owners signature is on the inside of the front board. The pages inside are yellowed and tanned. "In trying to deal with so large a subject as church history in Britain from the Roman occupation till 1066, I am very conscious of writing with sufficient knowledge. I have tried chiefly to look at the Celtic and English church from the human angle, so far as the sources permit:; I have not aimed at writing a constitutional history of the church, nor an art history." - Preface To The First Edition, The Pre-Conquest Of The Church Of England

$18.81

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