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Roanoke
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Roanoke

By Lee Miller

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The last 60 pages and the back cover board have sustained some water damage. The damage is located on the lower left hand corner of the bottom of the pages. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. There is little to no yellowing and no tanning of the pages. Also, the pages are clear of any markings. "Roanoke Island, North America - July 1587. A mystery is unfolding. One hundred and seventeen people have landed on a remote island off the North American coast. The men, women, and children sent out by Sir Walter Raleigh, are the first English colonists in America. Despite the care taken for their safety, the explicit instructions, the plans for provisions, all will vanish. The only known survivor will be their Governor, John White - an artist and veteran of Raleigh's previous Roanoke expeditions. He had known, from the moment they landed, that they could not survive on Roanoke Island...." - Chapter One from Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

$34.90

The Parting of Friends
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The Parting of Friends

By David Newsome

This book is in very good condition. There is little wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. There is no bumping and minimal fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has put her signed bookplate on the first blank page across from the inside cover board. The pages are white and crisp except for the edges that are beginning to yellow or tan. The pages are clear of any markings. There are some tears at the top of the dust jacket. "The children of William Wilberforce never knew their father as a young man. He was, after all, in his thirty-eighth year when in 1797 he married Barbara Ann Spooner, the eldest daughter of Isaac Spooner of Elm-den Hall, near Coventry, and had already become a national figure. He had been Member for Yorkshire for thirteen years. His youthful intimacy with William Pitt - when they had played faro into the night at Brooks's and Goosetree's and paid court to Mrs. Crewe and Mrs. Siddons - had years ago passed into a more sober, if no less affectionate, friendship; ever since, in fact, William had first felt the call of 'true' religion in the winter of 1784. He was already the acknowledged champion of the reformation of public manners and the abolition of the slave trade...." - Chapter One from The Parting Of Friends: The Wilberforces and Henry Manning

$9.32

Thomas Cranmer
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Thomas Cranmer

By Diarmaid MacCulloch

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has little to no wear as well as the cover boards. The pages are yellowing but clear of any markings. "This book tells a man's life-story, and tries to do it as far as possible in sequence. It is selective in what it tells of the story, although readers may find that hard to believe in what has ended up as an extensive text. Certainly, it is not an impartial narrative: as I have written the tale, I have afforded myself the luxury of having opinions about the actions, motives and influence of one who attracted controversy and wildly polarized comment in his life and in the manner of his death. Ever since he was burned at the stake in Oxford in 1556, Thomas Cranmer's story has frequently been told in two completely contrasting ways: he has been portrayed as a hero or as a villain...." - Introduction from Thomas Cranmer: A Life

$101.28

The Many-Headed Hydra
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The Many-Headed Hydra

By Peter Linebaugh, Marcus Rediker

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges and spine of the coverboards. There is no bumping or fraying on the coverboards and the pages are clear of any markings. The pages are crisp and clean, without tanning, or yellowing. "On July 25, 1609, the sailors of the Sea-Venture scanned the horizon and spotted danger. Separated from their convoy of eight other vessels sailing from Plymouth westward to Virginia, England's first New World colony, they spied a tempest - or what the Carib Indians called a hurricane - scudding swiftly toward them. With "the clouds gathering thick upon us and the winds singing and whistling most unusually," wrote passenger William Strachey...." - Chapter One from The Many-Headed Hydra

$28.77

The Feudal Monarchy In France And England
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The Feudal Monarchy In France And England

By Charles Petit-Dutaillis

This book is in very good condition.There is little wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is slight bumping on the corners.The pages are tanned, but clear of any markings. "Here is a book which, among other merits, has that of showing quite clearly how the work of scholarship can finally lead to a good historical synthesis and even to a truly scientific synthesis. Charles Petit-Dutaillis has collected here the results of scholastic work on the period from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries, a work to which he has himself made important contributions, to which, on certain points, he makes contributions even here.He does not attempt to hide the gaps in our knowledge of facts and he points out those which are particularly serious and urgently need to be made good...." - Preface: Institutions And Individuals from The Feudal Monarchy In France And England: From the Tenth to the Thirteenth Century

$7.50

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

$7.27

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

$82.02

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

$50.62

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

$10.26

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

$15.40

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

$7.24

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

$17.29

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

$8.38

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

$57.50

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

$8.07

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

$3.07

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

$43.49

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

$66.09

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

$12.94

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

$9.40

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