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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.

By: N/A

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, 1729

Seller ID: 000122

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Manual of Rank and Nobility; or Key to the Peerage.

By: N/A

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Saunders & Otley: 1832

Seller ID: 000159

Condition: Fair


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. View more info

A List of parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, 1987

Seller ID: 005348

ISBN: 090187888X


Small 8vo, pp 54, paperback, a good copy. View more info

Census Indexes in the Library of the Society of Genealogists

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, 1987

Seller ID: 005351

ISBN: 0901878960


Small slim 8vo, pp 30, paperback, a few corners very slightly turned, otherwise a bright copy. View more info

England in the Sixteenth century; or, a History of the Reigns of the House of Tudor

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: 1841

Seller ID: 007485

Condition: 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. View more info

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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.

By: N/A

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Printed for J. Murray, number 32, Fleet Street and G & T Wilkie, number 71 St Paul's Church Yard:

Seller ID: 007492

Condition: 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 inv... View more info

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Coronation Guide to London for Visitors

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Kaye & Ward Ltd: 1971

Seller ID: 009616

Condition: 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.] View more info

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Life of the Emperors and Empresses in the Forbidden City (1644 - 1911)

By: N/A

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Beijing, China Travel and Tourism Press:

Seller ID: 009620

Condition: 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. View more info

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American Advertising, 1800 - 1900

By: N/A

Price: £3.75

Publisher: Maynard, Mass, Chandler Press: 1988

Seller ID: 011155

ISBN: 0944593038

Condition: 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. View more info

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JOURNAL ROYAL SOCIETY ARTS COLLECTION, 217 PARTS BETWEEN 1888 & 1969

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London,

Seller ID: 012976

Condition: Fair


Journal of the Society of Arts (later The Royal Society of Arts, and later still, in 1964 The Journal of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) - an extensive and rare collection of c.217 parts, mainly duplicates from a National Botanic Garden library, with neat withdrawn stamps on most of the upper covers. Paperbacks, as issued. The covers of the early issues are extremely fragile and crumbling, though the contents are sound. A few early covers are either detached or missing. The remaining parts are overall in good sound condition. The Journal contain... View more info

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THE LOCAL HISTORIAN - JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL HISTORY Volumes 10 - 24 prt 3, in 89 parts (LACKING only two parts - Volume 11 number 5 and Volume 20 number 1).

By: N/A

Price: £35.00

Seller ID: 012978

Condition: Very Good


Volumes 10 - 24 prt 3, in 89 parts (LACKING only two parts - Volume 11 number 5 and Volume 20 number 1). A very good run of this important publication. Paperbacks as issued, a few covers slightly rubbed, but overall in very good condition. An idea of the range of subjects present can be judged by the articles in the first and also one of the later issues offered here: Surnames and Placenames, Leases and Tenancy Agreements, The Traveller in Gloucestershire, Studying Beerhouses, Scratch Dials - an explanation, The Welsh Patronymic Custom, English Fonts and Font Covers, Industrial Colonies and ... View more info

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THE STORY OF THE BIBLE, TOLD BY LIVING AUTHORITIES - A complete set in 44 original parts

By: N/A

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Amalgamated Press:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012979

Condition: Good


Published 1937 - 1938 by The Amalgamated Press, Fleetway House, Farringdon Street, London. An attractive period work, complete in 44 original parts, and difficult to find in this format and in such good condition. Extremely thoroughly illustrated throughout, paperback as issued, with overall only slight signs of wear, creasing or ageing, (though part 1 is slightly more worn). {A heavy set - extra postage will be necessary} View more info

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Les Songes du Chevalier de la Marmotte

By: N/A

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions d'Histoire Sociale: 1970

Seller ID: 013758

Condition: Very Good


[Originally published 1745). Facsimile reprint, slim 12mo, pp 108, marbled endpapers, extremely clean internally, full calf with gilt decorated spine, corners very slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy. [Number 84 of a limited edition of 250 copies.] View more info

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Airship - The Story of R34

By: Abbott, Patrick

Price: £3.95

Publisher: Studley, Brewin Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014481

ISBN: 185858020x

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp viii, 101, paperback, a very good copy. [Tells the story of the R34 and the first East-West crossing of the Atlantic by air in July 1919. The author has taken the opportunity to update and extend the original text in the light of further information which has become available since the first edition appeared 18 years before.] View more info

Popular Fallacies - a book of common errors explained and corrected with copious references to authorities

By: Ackermann, A.S.E.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Old Westminster Press: 1950

Seller ID: 006435


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. View more info

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The Complete Servant

By: Adams, Samuel & Sarah

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Lewes, Southover Press: 1993

Seller ID: 010949

ISBN: 1870962095

Condition: 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. View more info

Poland. (Revised edition)

By: Alcuin

Price: £4.00

Publisher: 1944

Seller ID: 004460


Illustrated, 12mo, pp 57, paperback, covers a little marked, otherwise a good copy. View more info

The Victorian Fern Craze - a history of Pteridomania

By: Allen, D.E.

Price: £38.50

Publisher: Hutchinson of London: 1969

Seller ID: 004208

ISBN: 0090998707


Illustrated, small 8vo, decorated cloth, pp xii, 85, a good copy in, as usual, a faded and frayed dustwrapper. SCARCE . View more info

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The Haberdashers' Company in the Later Twentieth Century

By: Archer, Ian W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chichester, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011527

ISBN: 1860773184

Condition: New


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp xiv, 178, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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Land to the West: St.Brendan's Voyage to America

By: Ashe, Geoffrey

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014616

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 352, fore-edge foxed, red cloth, spine very slightly worn, a sound copy in a dustwrapper which is rather marked and worn. [A newspaper cutting shows the launch of a replica leather boat - this has been taped to the reverse of the title page, and the tape marks show through slightly.] View more info