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Thomas Telford, Engineer - proceedings of a seminar, Penfold, Alastair (editor)
Thomas Telford, Engineer - proceedings of a seminar
Penfold, Alastair (editor)
3.00 GBP

La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West: France and England in North America, Parkman, Francis
La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West: France and England in North America
Parkman, Francis
9.00 GBP

Prince Henry Sinclair - his expedition to the New World in 1398, Pohl. Frederick J.
Prince Henry Sinclair - his expedition to the New World in 1398
Pohl. Frederick J.
12.00 GBP

Routledge's  Guide to London and its suburbs : comprising descriptions of all its points of interest, including the most recent improvements and public buildings, Pardon, George Frederick (Routledge)
Routledge's Guide to London and its suburbs : comprising descriptions of all its points of interest, including the most recent improvements and public buildings
Pardon, George Frederick (Routledge)
25.00 GBP

The Archaeology of Disease, Roberts, R. & Manchester, Keith
The Archaeology of Disease
Roberts, R. & Manchester, Keith
6.00 GBP

Drink, Temperance and the Working Class in Nineteenth Century Germany, Roberts, James S.
Drink, Temperance and the Working Class in Nineteenth Century Germany
Roberts, James S.
5.00 GBP

A Voyage Round the World, Shelvocke, George [with introduction and notes by W.G. Perrin]
A Voyage Round the World
Shelvocke, George [with introduction and notes by W.G. Perrin]
15.00 GBP

The Art of Legging, Sidney, Charles
The Art of Legging
Sidney, Charles
22.50 GBP

 

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1 A List of parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index
London 1987 090187888X / 9780901878885 
Small 8vo, pp 54, paperback, a good copy. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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American Advertising, 1800 - 1900
2 American Advertising, 1800 - 1900
Maynard, Mass Chandler Press 1988 0944593038 / 9780944593035 Paperback Good 
Well illustrated, small slim 8vo, pp (32), papeback, a little wear and foxing to the covers, upper cover slightly creased, otherwise a good sound copy. [A collection of amusing and bizarre advertisements]. Postage will be reduced. 
Price: 3.75 GBP
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Catalogue of Manuscripts and Other Objects in the Museum of the Public Record Office, with brief descriptive and historical notes
3 Catalogue of Manuscripts and Other Objects in the Museum of the Public Record Office, with brief descriptive and historical notes
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1948 Paperback Good 
Small slim 8vo, pp xii, 92, paperback, slightly worn, binding leaning a little. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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4 Census Indexes in the Library of the Society of Genealogists
London 1987 0901878960 / 9780901878960 
Small slim 8vo, pp 30, paperback, a few corners very slightly turned, otherwise a bright copy. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Coronation Guide to London for Visitors
5 Coronation Guide to London for Visitors
London Kaye & Ward Ltd 1971 Paperback Good 
Limited edition of 650 copies. Small illustrations within the text + period advertisements, 16mo, (measures 138mm x 108mm), pp (4), 63 (+ 17), paperback with cloth spine, slightly worn. {Originally published in 1901 for visitors to London for the Coronation of King Edward VII, and extremely scarce. This reprint is scarcely any commoner. With presentation slip loosely inserted, signed by directors of the company. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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England in the Sixteenth century; or, a History of the Reigns of the House of Tudor
6 England in the Sixteenth century; or, a History of the Reigns of the House of Tudor
London The Religious Tract Society 1841 Full-Leather Good 
Illustrated with a few engravings throughout, 12mo, pp xii, 436, all edges gilt, very slightly worn internally, a late-Victorian signature and date on the front endpaper, in an ornate black leather binding, a little worn, corners rather rubbed, joints rubbed, spine head a little pulled, upper joint splitting a little at the top. VERY SCARCE. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Exhibition of Spanish Royal Armour in H.M. Tower of London, 9th April - 25th September, 1960
7 Exhibition of Spanish Royal Armour in H.M. Tower of London, 9th April - 25th September, 1960
London Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1960 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated, slim 8vo, pp24, paperback, a very good copy. [Postage will be reduced] 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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LA VIEILLE ALLIANCE FRANCE-ECOSSE (Exposition, 11 Octobre - 2 Decembre 1989)
8 LA VIEILLE ALLIANCE FRANCE-ECOSSE (Exposition, 11 Octobre - 2 Decembre 1989)
Paris Fondation Mona Bismarck 1989 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
[French text]. A few illustrations, pp 122, paperback, a very good copy. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Life of the Emperors and Empresses in the Forbidden City (1644 - 1911)
9 Life of the Emperors and Empresses in the Forbidden City (1644 - 1911)
Beijing China Travel and Tourism Press Paperback Very Good 
Very well illustrated with superb photographs, 121 pages, quarto, paperback, covers very slightly worn. Chapters include The Grand Ceremony, Imperial Wedding, Birthday celebrations, Routine affairs, Meals, Royal Wardrobe, Bedchambers, Cultural accomplishments, Theatrical performances in the Palace, and Sacrificial rites and religious services. [The captions are in Chinese. However a translation booklet of 12 pages is inserted which gives, in English, all the captions and chapter introductions. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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Report of a Committee Appointed by the Admiralty to Examine and Consider the Evidence Relating to the Tactics Employed by Nelson
10 Report of a Committee Appointed by the Admiralty to Examine and Consider the Evidence Relating to the Tactics Employed by Nelson
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1913 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
Tall quarto, pp xvi, 107, with four charts and plans at the rear, foxed, one with a tear and old sellotape repair, nicely bound in cloth, the spine very slightly worn, original blue wrappers bound in, some writing in blue crayon on upper paper cover. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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The Historian's Pocket Dictionary; annexing dates to the memorable occurences from the earliest period of history to the present time.
11 The Historian's Pocket Dictionary; annexing dates to the memorable occurences from the earliest period of history to the present time.
London Printed for J. Murray, number 32, Fleet Street and G & T Wilkie, number 71 St Paul's Church Yard Full-Leather Good 
[Not dated - c.1788 ?]. Small 12mo (binding measures 80mm x 140mm), pp viii, 352, a little age-toned throughout and slightly worn, title page a little browned and with neat contemporary initiials in the upper corner, hinge at title page a little cracked and sprung, in an interesting dull green contemporary lozenge calf, outer dentelles gilt, spine gilt decorated, a little rubbed overall, and with two cracks to the spine. VERY SCARCE. {The title continues ".relative to academies in Europe, accidents & incidents, battles and seafights, conquests, discoveries of countries, discoveries and inventions, remarkable events, famines and deaths, earthquakes and storms, frosts and inundations, foundation of kingdoms, institution of laws and courts, military knighthoods, remarkable buildings, religions of states, religious institutions and orders, titles of honour, sacred writers, incorporated societies, universities, also the sovereigns of England and Scotland, distinguished painters and eminent men of all professions."} 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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12 The Manual of Rank and Nobility; or Key to the Peerage.
London Saunders & Otley 1832 
Hand coloured frontispiece depicting crowns and coronets (offset onto title page), pp xx,598, uncut, rather weak internally, hinges weak, frontispiece detached, original polished cloth, rubbed, spine poor, joints breaking. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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13 The True State of England, Containing the Particular Duty, Business and Salary of Every Officer, Civil and Military, in All the Publick Offices of Great Britain.
London 1729 Full-Leather Poor 
Small 8vo, pp (2),204, some staining, front endpaper nearly detached, hinge at title page cracked, full contemporary calf, very worn, calf on upper cover peeling from board. (Title page continues: "Complete Lists of the Lords and Gentlemen of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council; of their Majesties Households; of the Households of the Prince of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family;and of the Great Officers of the State etc. Together with an Account of the Government of the Cities of London and Westminster, with the names of the principal officers etc.") VERY SCARCE. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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Popular Fallacies - a book of common errors explained and corrected with copious references to authorities, Ackermann, A.S.E.
14 Ackermann, A.S.E. Popular Fallacies - a book of common errors explained and corrected with copious references to authorities
London Old Westminster Press 1950 
Large 8vo, pp xvi, 843, very slightly worn internally, endpapers and title page foxed, occasional foxing in text, pages 625-628 folded at upper corner, front hinge cracking very slightly, cloth a bit worn and faded. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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The Complete Servant, Adams, Samuel & Sarah
15 Adams, Samuel & Sarah The Complete Servant
Lewes Southover Press 1993 1870962095 / 9781870962094 Paperback Good 
Small illustrations from contemporary sources within the text, large 8vo, pp x, 180, slightly worn internally (mainly at the corners), paperback, covers slightly worn at the margins. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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16 Aickman, Robert The Story of Our Inland Waterways
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd 1955 
Illustrated, slim 8vo, pp x, 69, dark blue cloth, faded along the spine, very slightly worn. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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17 Alcuin Poland. (Revised edition)
1944 Zulawski, M. 
Illustrated, 12mo, pp 57, paperback, covers a little marked, otherwise a good copy. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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18 Allen, D.E. The Victorian Fern Craze - a history of Pteridomania
Hutchinson of London 1969 0090998707 / 9780090998708 
Illustrated, small 8vo, decorated cloth, pp xii, 85, a good copy in, as usual, a faded and frayed dustwrapper. SCARCE . 
Price: 38.50 GBP
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Silk, Anquetil, Jacques & Ballesteros, Pascale
19 Anquetil, Jacques & Ballesteros, Pascale Silk
Paris & New York Flammarion 1996 208015616X Cloth Very Good Fair 
Very well illustrated, small folio, pp 199, very clean internally, black cloth very slightly rubbed, in a dustwrapper which is a little worn and which has two closed tears on the top of the lower cover. [Very heavy - extra postagfe may be required] 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Haberdashers'  Company in the Later Twentieth Century, Archer, Ian W.
20 Archer, Ian W. The Haberdashers' Company in the Later Twentieth Century
Chichester Phillimore & Co Ltd 2004 1860773184 / 9781860773181 First Edition Cloth New New 
Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp xiv, 178, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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