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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

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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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

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Canada - In Flanders

By: Aitken, Sir Max

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Toronto & New York, Hodder & Stoughton: 1916

Seller ID: 015494

Condition: Very Good


Seventh edition. Illustrated, small thick octavo, pp xx, 243, (4), very slightly age-toned, fore-edge slightly marked, red blind-stamped cloth slightly marked and worn , the spine a little faded, still a good sound copy. ("The official story of the Canadian Expeditionary Force"). View more info

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The Victorian Fern Craze - a history of Pteridomania (Richard Fitter's copy)

By: Allen, D.E.

Price: £39.00

Publisher: Hutchinson of London: 1969

Seller ID: 004208

ISBN: 0090998707

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small octavo, decorated cloth, pp xii, 85, a very good copy in a better than average dustwrapper which is slightly worn and marked, and faded on the spine. [From the library of the conservationist and naturalist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the half-title). 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

Peter the Great of Russia at Zaandam and Amsterdam (1697 - 1698)

By: Balbian Verster, J.F.L. De

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands Historical Shipping Museum: 1924

Seller ID: 004647


Quarto, pp 14, with two plates and a vignette portrait title page, original cloth backed boards, rather rubbed and marked. Hinge at title page cracked. Signed by author in pencil on the front endpaper. very scarce. [Presented to the Congress of Americanists on their trip through the port of Amsterdam, to Zandaam and its environs, at the invitation of the Royal Dutch Geographical Society, Friday 15th August, 1924.] View more info

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Prehistoric Farming in Europe

By: Barker, Graeme

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011018

ISBN: 0521269695

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xviii, 327, extremely clean and sound internally, paperback, the slightest signs of use to the covers, but really a very good copy, almost as new. View more info

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Le Cabinet de Curiosites de Thoutmosis III -plantes et animaux du "Jardin Botanique de Karnak

By: Beaux, Nathalie

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Leuven, Belgium, Peeters Press: 1990

Seller ID: 008248

ISBN: 9068312685

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, small quarto, pp x, 349, a very good copy in slightly scuffed dustwrapper. View more info

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The Town of Maiden Castle

By: Benfield, Eric

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Ltd: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014157

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 70, fore-edge slightly bruised, the upper corner of two pages and one plate creased, a neat inscription on the front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, red cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped but just a little worn and slightly age-toned. View more info

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The Clouds and the Rain - the art of love in China

By: Beurdeley, Michel; Schipper. Kristofer; Fu-Jui, Chang & Pimpaneau, Jacques

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Fribourg & London, Office du Livre, and Hammand, Hammond & Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013230

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, including many mounted colour plates, folio, pp xiv, 209, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing very slight signs of age-toning. In the original plain card slipcase. [A heavy book - extra postage may be required]. View more info

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Travellers in Arabia

By: Bidwell, Robin

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014322

ISBN: 0600329003

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 224, a neat inscription on the half-title, otherwise very clean internally, blue cloth, binding leaning slightly, a good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

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The Ninth of Thermidore: The Fall of Robespierre

By: Bienvenu, Richard (editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York & London, Oxford University Press: 1968

Seller ID: 014074

Condition: Good


Small octavo, pp x, 355, rather age-toned and slightly used, paperback, covers age-toned and slightly worn. SCARCE. View more info