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Crown and Parliament in Tudor-Stuart England: A Documentary Constitutional History, 1485-1714

By Hughes, Paul L. and Robert F. Fries (eds.)

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1959. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good -. Large Octavo. xvi, 359 (1) pp. Edited and with Introductions and Commentary by Paul L. Hughes and Robert F. Fries: First Edition, 1959. Price clipped. 1/2" square chip to top edge front panel near spine dj with three 3/4" closed tears and creases along top and bottom edge, and a few additional smaller closed tears, all to front pane of same. Faintly scuffed bottom text-block edge corner, else, Pristine. No markings, tight binding, pages clean and white. 7.5" x 10.25". Red cloth with black lettering to front board and spine, and genealogical chart on endpapers. In removable acetate protector. to teacher and student, general introduction, Documents of the Reign of Henry VII; of Henry VIII; of Edward VI; of Mary; of Elizabeth; of James I; Charles I; Documenets of the Civil War and Interregnum; of Charles II; of James II; of William and Mary; of Anne; additional readings, index.

$24.00

Henry V. Illustrated

By Mowat, R. B.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/No Jacket. Octavo. (5) 343 (1) pp. First American Edition, 1919. Bumped fore-edge corners with only the slightest additional wear. Frontis tissue has left the title page with age-toning, and lightly age-toned text block edges. No markings, tight binding, pages clean and white. 6" x 8.75". Maroon cloth with blind-stamped borders and gilt lettering to front board, and gilt lettering to spine. b&w frontis, list of b&w illustrations and maps, 16 chapters, appendices: I. Itinerary of Henry V., II. Bibliography, index.

$17.50

The Great South Sea: English Voyages and Encounters, 1570-1750
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The Great South Sea: English Voyages and Encounters, 1570-1750

By Williams, Glyndwr

New haven, CT and London, UK: Yale University Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Large Octavo. xvi + 300 pp, list of 42 b&w glossy illustrations & 4 maps, Documents - Abbreviations and Locations, Preface, Introduction El Mar del Sur: The Spanish Lake; Chapter I 'The World Encompassed':Drake and his Successors; Chapter II Geographical Enigmas and Literary Utopias; Chapter III 'They Were Not Come Out to Go upon Discovery': Buccaneers and Interlopers in the South Sea; Chapter IV 'I Speak as to the Compass of my own Knowledge': Dampier's Explorations and Writings; Chap V The 'Cruising Voyages' of Dampier and Rogers; Chap VI 'A Gross, Palpable Illusion': The Founding of the South Sea Company; Chap VII The Age of the Bubble (1): Castaways and Projectors; Chap VIII The Age of the Bubble (2): Voyages Real and Fictitious; Chap IX 'Our Second Drake': Anson's Circumnavigation; Chap X Widening Horizons, Bibliography, Index. Binding tight, pages clean and nmarked, paper white, cover cloth crisp, gilt letters bright on spine. DJ with tiny wear at fr fore-edge tips else Fine. Illustrated DJ in mylar protector.

$17.50

Pateas Amicis: The Story of the House of Graemeshall in Orkney

By Graeme, Patrick Sutherland

Kirkwall: The Proprietor of the 'Orkney Herald, 1936. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. Octavo. (4) 64 pp, foreword, The Lairds of Graemeshall, The Story of Graemeshall in Orkney with b&w illustrations and plans. Inked inscription of ffep. Original glassine dust jacket with small chips and tears along the edges. Faintly bumped fore-edge corner tips, else, Pristine, no wear.N o markings, tight binding, pages clean and bright. 5.5" x 8". Beige paper-covered boards with maroon cloth back strip, and white-paper title plate and black lettering to spine, and gilt top text block edge. Scarce Title.

$27.50

The Shorter Cambridge Medieval History (2 Volumes)

By Previté-Orton, C. W.

Cambridge, UK / New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. v. 1 - xxii + 644 pp, The Later Roman Empire to the Twelfth Century. Editorial Note. Table of Contents Books I - VI, List of 132 b&w Illustrations, list of 15 maps, list of 17 genealoigcal tables, v. 2 - xx + pp 645 - 1202 pp. Table of Contents Books VII - X, The Twelfth Century to the Renaissance. list of illustrations #133 - 265, List of Maps 16-26, List of Genealogical Tables #18 - 27; Retrospect, Appendices (I) Roman Emperors (284-476 A.D.) p 1123; (2) Byzantine Emperors (from 491 A.D.), p 1124; (3) German Kings & Holy Roman Emperors, p 1125; (4) Popes (from 314 AD), p 1126; (5) Chronological Table of Leading Events; Index to both Volumes in v.2, Previous owner's name rubber stamped in small letters on ffep's, else tight bindings, clean unmarked pages, crisp & bright covers in Near Fine DJ's. 6.2" x 5.9" dark blue cloth, gilt letters on spine, gilt design to fr cover, in two-tone brown illustrated DJ's.

$52.50

Boudica: the British Revolt Against Rome A.D. 60
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Boudica: the British Revolt Against Rome A.D. 60

By Webster, Graham

Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1978. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. 152 pp, list of illustration - glossy b&w plates, maps & diagrams, acknowledgments, preface, introduction, 7 chapters, epilogue, references, bibliography, glossary of Latin terms and words, index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, cover cloth unworn and gilt spine lettering bright, DJ with light wear at the very top of spine but still near fine - preserved in removable mylar DJ protector. 6.4" x 9.5" marron cloth boards, gilt spine lettering, in copper illustrated DJ.

$17.50

The British Post Office: A History

By Robinson, Howard

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. xvii, 467 pp, preface, list of 36 b&w plates, list of text figures, list of 12 maps, 30 chapters, appendix, bibliography, index. First Edition, 1948. "This first comprehensive treatment of British postal development from the time of Henry VIII to 1948 will interest the social historian, the economist, and the philatelist alike. The author traces, with attention to its effect on social relations and its contribution to cultural commercial advance. It is profusely illustrated with portraits and prints; with postmarks and stamps and varying styles of letters and envelopes; and with a number of mapsof postal routes prepared, from official materials, especially for this book." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the faintest wear to spine edges with faintly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with black lettering to spine.

$48.00

Holland House [Complete in One Volume]

By Liechtenstein, Princess Marie

London: Macmillan and Co, 1875. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. Large 8vo. xx, 370 (1) pp, tissue-protected frontis, preface to the second edition, preface, list of numerous b&w illustrations, 28 chapters, appendix: A-F; index. Third Edition, 1875. "Holland House with engraved illustrations, plates, facsimile letters, and numerous annotations by John T. Taylor of the British Museum who assisted Princess Marie in her research. Holland House was home to a brilliant circle of whig politicians and men of letters which flourished around Henry Richard Fox and his remarkable wife, Elizabeth Vassall Fox at their magnificent Jacobean mansion at Kensington." In Mylar protector. Minor wear top and bottom edge spine with some additional wear to fore-edge coner tip, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Royal-blue cloth with decorative gilt front motif and lettering to board and spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$48.00

A Chronicle of London, from 1089 to 1483; Written in the Fifteenth Century, and for the First Time Printed from MSS. in the British Museum: to which are added Numerous Contemporary Illustrations, consisting of Royal Letters, Poems, and Other Articles

By Anonymous

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio. Complete Title: A Chronicle of London, from 1089 to 1483; Written in the Fifteenth Century, and for the First Time Printed from MSS. in the British Museum: to which are added Numerous Contemporary Illustrations, consisting of Royal Letters, Poems, and Other Articles Descriptive of Public Events, or of the Manners and Customs of the Metropolis. viii, 274 pp. Limited Edition of which this is 1/250: 1827. "Most of the pieces have escaped the notice of historians; and as they tend in an important degree to illustrate manners and customs of the metropolis, their appearance in this volume cannot fail, it is hoped, to be acceptable to those who are interested in the early history of London or of this Kingdom." from the Preface. Moderate external wear and age-toning to text block edges, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark blue quarter-cloth with heavy card boards, and a paper title plate and black lettering to spine.

$350.00

Great Britain Illustrated: A Series of Original Views from Drawings By William Westall, A.R.A.; Engraved By and Under the Direction of Edward Finden

By Moule, Thomas (With Descriptions by)

London: Charles, Tilt, 1830. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. vi, 118 pp. + tissue-protected plates on facing pages. Ibotson and Palmer, Printers: 1830. "The descriptions accompying the Views have been compiled with care, and are introduced to convey some idea of the character of the scenery, as well as of the history and antiquities, so far as the limits would allow." from the Preface. Moderate external wear and age-toning to text block edges with some foxing and and age-toning, mostly to marginsr, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black quarter-leather with heavy card boards, and raised ribs and gilt lettering to spine.

$225.00

The Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies

By Insh, George Pratt

London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. 343 pp, tissue-protected frontis, preface, list of five b&w illustrations, list of four maps, Prologue: An Act for Encouraging Trade; Book I. Europe: I. The London Venture; II. The Company in Scotland; III. Amsterdam and Hamburg. Book II. Africa and the Indies: I. The African Merchant: An Interlude; II. The Speedy Return: A Melodrama; III. The Speedwell: A Romance; IV. The Worchester: A Tragedy; Epilogue: The Redding Up; appendix: documents relating to the voyage of the content and speedy return from Port Glasgow to Madagascar, 1701; index. First Edition, 1932. Inked name on front pastedown. Only the slightest edge wear with faintly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$22.50

Medieval England: A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600 A.D.
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Medieval England: A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600 A.D.

By Platt, Colin

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. xix, 292 pp, list of b&w illustrations, list of color plates, preface and acknowledgments, 1. The Anglo-Norman Settlement; 2. Economic Growth; 3. Set-Back; 4. After the Black Death; 5. Stability at a Reduced Level: The Church; 6. Conspicuous Waste; 7. Reorientation Under the Tudors; abbreviations, notes, index. First Edition, 1978. "The author offers a fresh view of social England from the Norman Conquest to the reign of Elizabeth I, the last of the Tudors. He reconciles the archaeology and social history of Medieval England in a single treatment which brings together two established disciplines more usually developed on their own." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Minor edge wear dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Young Winston's Wars: The Original Dispatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900
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Young Winston's Wars: The Original Dispatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900

By Woods, Frederick (ed.)

New York: The Viking Press, 1972. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xxviii, 350 pp, list of b&w illustrations, acknowledgments, Introduction, Editorial Note, The North-West Frontier, 1897; Sudan, 1898; South Africa, 1899-1900; index. Edited and with an Introduction and Notes by Frederick Woods: First Edition, 1972. "Few people realize that Winston Churchill's fame began with the name he made for himself as a war correspondent during the years of Britain's last imperial wars. Beginning 1897 and continuing for about 3 years thereafter, he sent electrifying and unusual despatches to two London morning papers from the front lines of battle at the Northwest Frontier in India, where he had found service with the Bengal Lancers; from General Kitchener's campaign to resubjugate the 'whirling' Dervishes in the Sudan; and from the height of the Boer War in South Africa. Churchill's brilliant and fluent writing, infused with immediacy and the genuine excitement of a soldier at the front, earned him a place beside the most famous correspondents of the era. Time and again he intruded on his own reports with comments which went far beyond the normal scope of war correspondence, the rolling Churchillian perorations ringing sonorously from the tightly packed columns of type." Price clipped. Only the faintest wear near bottom edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with black and gilt lettering to spine, and tan top text block edge.

$17.50

In God's name: Examples of preaching in England from the Act of Supremacy to the Act of Uniformity, 1534-1662;

By Chandos, John

Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs - Merrill Company, 1971. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. xxxi, 586 pp, foreword, introduction, Part I. Tudor; Part II. Jacobean; Part III. Carolean and Civil Wars; Part IV. Commonwealth and Protectorate; Part V. Restoration; epilogue, further reading, with b&w illustrations index. First American Edition, 1971. "The author has documented all the tactical moves in this war of words, the battlefield of which was sometimes political, sometimes religious, sometimes social. Never in English history has the sermon been used so militantly as a weapon, and no period has produced a body of sermons so eminently deserving a permanent place of all who enjoy English prose at its most siney, its most direct, its most eoguent and imapssioned." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the slightest wear to top edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with glossy bronze lettering to spine.

$20.00

Marching with the Tigers: The History of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment 1955-1975
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Marching with the Tigers: The History of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment 1955-1975

By Goldschmidt, Michael

South Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword Books, Ltd, 2009. First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarto. 400 pp, list of 17 maps, foreword, preface, battle honours, family tree of Leicestershire's Infantry 1935-2008, portraits of Colonels & Colonels-in-Chief, 14 chapters with photos, appendices A-Q, index of names & places. Pages clean & unmarked, binding tight. DJ inner fr lower flap corner clipped, else Near Fine in mylar protector. 7.7" x 10.25" black covered board in illustrated DJ.

$25.00

British Adventure

By Turner, W. J. (ed.); Introduction by Nigel Tangye

London: Collins, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 323 (1) pp, Introduction by nigel Tangye, British Merchant Adventurers by Maurice Collis; British Polar Explorers by Admiral Sir Edward Evans; British Mountaineers by F. S. Smythe; British Seamen by David Mathew; British Soldiers by S. H. F. Johnston; Britain in the Air by Nigel Tangye, list of 48 plates in color, list of 120 b&w illustrations, index. First Edition, 1947. Price clipped. Minor edge wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

The Medieval Legacy

By Lincoln, E. F.

London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1961. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. E. F. Lincoln. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 224 pp, list of b&w illustrations, preface, 1. The Historic Background; 2. Anglo-Saxon England; 3. To the Greater Glory of God; 4. The Norman Castle; 5. From Fortress to Palace; 6. Abbey and Priory; 7. Life in Town and Country; 8. Towards the Renaissance; 9. The Age of Adventure; 10. Wales before the Union; 11. Scotland in the Middle Ages; index with 40 b&w illustrations by the author. First Edition, 1961. "This is a study of Medieval monuments and buildings from which a new social history of Britain emerges. It covers the period from the 10th century to the 16th century and continues the study of British social life during the Middle Ages, which the author began in his previous book, Britain's Unwritten History. The author reconstructs a vivid picture of medieval town and country life, of the social conditions of the feudal lord and the tenant farmer, supported by evidence which can be studied and interpreted at first hand by its readers." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the faintest edge wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with black lettering to spine.

$15.00

Church and State in Early Modern England 1509-1640
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Church and State in Early Modern England 1509-1640

By Solt, Leo F. (Leo Frank)

Oxford, UK / New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1990. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. xii + 272 pp, preface, 5 chapters, conclusion, notes, bibliography, index. Binding tight, pages unmarked - clean, cover cloth Very Good or better, DJ near fine. 6.2" x 9.5" gray cloth with green lettering in blue-green DJ (in clear mylar protector).

$40.00

The Stuart Princesses
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The Stuart Princesses

By Plowden, Alison

Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: Sutton Publishing, 1997. First Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Octavo. vi + 234 pp, genealogical table, note on dates, 8 chapters, notes, Select bibliography, index. Binding tight, text unmarked & clean, wraps Fine. 6.2" x 9.2" brown illustrated cover and black wraps.

$19.00

Scotland & Ulster

By Wood, Ian S. - Editor

Edinburgh: The Mercat Press, 1994. First Trade Paperback. Soft Cover Folding Wraps. Very Good. Octavo. xii + 212 pp, a note on the cover by Marcel O'Connor, acknowledgments, editor's preface, 11 chapters by contributors, notes, notes on contributors, index. Binding tight, pages clean & unmarked, wraps with folding flaps. . North American import sticker afffixed to lower edge of back wrap. 6.1" x 9.2" multi-colored wraps.

$19.00

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