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GREEN, JOHN RICHARD. EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROGER HUDSON.
A Short History of the English People.
London, Folio Society. 1993, Second Printing. Hard Cover. 878 pp, 10" H. Bound in full green buckram, blocked in gold with a design by Malcolm Harvey Young. B&w reproductions, maps, genealogical tables. "(F)irst published in 1874 by Macmillan & Company Ltd. This edition follows the text of the first edition, with minor emendations." Chapter headings: The English Kingdoms, 607-1013; England Under Foreign Kings, 1013-1204; The Great Charter, 1204-1265; The Three Edwards, 1265-1360; The Hundred Years' War, 1336-1431; The New Monarchy, 1422-1540; The Reformation; Puritan England; The Revolution; Modern England; Epilogue, 1815-1873. Slipcase has very light rubbing on bottom surface. Near Fine.
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Book number: 29074
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.5 | £UK 26.25 | JP¥ 3651]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: America, Anjou, Articles of Religion, Francis Bacon, Roger Bacon, Barons, Thomas Beckett, Bible, Boroughs, Robert Bruce, George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, Edmund Burke, William Cecil, Lord Burleigh, George Canning, Catholics, Geoffrey Chaucer, Chester,

 
EDWARDS, JILL.
Anglo-American Relations and the Franco Question 1945-1955.
Oxford, Clarendon Press. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 0198228716) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 291 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "(E)xamines the formulation of British and American policy between 1945 and 1955 towards one of the most hated regimes of this century. The Franco question, though apparently not of the first importance in the evolution of Cold War policy, nevertheless haunted British and American governments during this period. It posed a problem which epitomizes the difficulty of dealing with pariah regimes. As such it highlights for historians the attempts of these two governments to straddle the contradictions inherent in the emerging dual system of the United Nations, or internationalism, on the one hand, and the older system of balance of power, played out by the superpowers as the Cold War. Set as it is in the domestic and international context, it also exemplifies problems faced today by individual governments and by the United Nations in dealing with questions of intervention or non-intervention in distasteful regimes." Light bump to top of spine/rear hinge area. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine/rear hinge area. Very Good+/Very Good+.
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Book number: 16633
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 54.5 | £UK 48.75 | JP¥ 6781]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Foreign Policy, Anglo-American, British, American, Cold War, United Nations, Intervention, Franco, Spain, Politics, Government, Roosevelt, Churchill, Anglo-Soviet Treaty, Potsdam, Marshall Plan, Falange Party, Dean Acheson, Ernest Bevin, Truman, Soc 01982

 
EDWARDS, CLIFF.
Railway Records: A Guide to Sources.
Richmond, Surrey, Public Record Office. 2001. (ISBN: 1903365104) Soft Cover. 222 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w illustrations. "This guide shows enthusiasts and researchers how to find records relating to railway companies, individuals who served on the railways and the trains themselves. From the first days of steam to the golden age of train travel at the start of the twentieth century, the railways have played a central role in British social history. When the remaining private railway companies were nationalized in 1948, their administrative records and those of the hundreds of companies they had absorbed were passed to the Public Record Office. The records include inform-ation on the estimated half million people employed by over two hundred separate rail companies at the start of the last century, and provide an important source of material for genealogists, economic historians and railway enthusiasts alike." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at bottom of spine, very small scuff at bottom of rear hinge. Very Good+.
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Book number: 20160
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2086]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British Railways, Railway Records, Documents, Government, Policy, Staff, Maps, Plans, Technical Drawings, Photographs, Channel Tunnel, Locomotives, Gwr, Lmsr, Underground, Ministry Transport, Stephenson, Board Trade, Rolling Stock, Scottish, War Office 19

 
EDWARDS, CLIFF.
Railway Records: A Guide to Sources.
Richmond, Surrey, Public Record Office. 2001. (ISBN: 1903365104) Soft Cover. 222 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w illustrations. "This guide shows enthusiasts and researchers how to find records relating to railway companies, individuals who served on the railways and the trains themselves. From the first days of steam to the golden age of train travel at the start of the twentieth century, the railways have played a central role in British social history. When the remaining private railway companies were nationalized in 1948, their administrative records and those of the hundreds of companies they had absorbed were passed to the Public Record Office. The records include inform-ation on the estimated half million people employed by over two hundred separate rail companies at the start of the last century, and provide an important source of material for genealogists, economic historians and railway enthusiasts alike." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Near Fine.
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Book number: 29344
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2086]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British Railways, Railway Records, Documents, Government, Policy, Staff, Maps, Plans, Technical Drawings, Photographs, Channel Tunnel, Locomotives, Gwr, Lmsr, Underground, Ministry Transport, Stephenson, Board Trade, Rolling Stock, Scottish, War Office 19

 
CRUWYS, ELIZABETH AND RIFFENBURGH, BEAU.
Explore Britain's Castles.
Basingstoke, Automobile Association. 1995. (ISBN: 074951048X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 160 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H) - glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, map. "Britain's heritage of castle building through the ages is uniquely rich and absorbing, and their picturesque ruins provide important clues to the past. This attractively illustrated book tells the story of over 100 of the most spectacular castles all over the country, both inhabited and deserted, making it an essential companion for anyone who just can't resist a good castle!" Small bumps at corners of boards and top/bottom of spine, glue discoloration on inside hinges, very small bump at bottom edge of rear board. Very Good-/No Jacket - (as issued).
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Book number: 22543
USD 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 17 | JP¥ 2347]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Castles, Fortifications, Architecture, English, Welsh, Scottish, Edward I, Edward Ii, Henry Ii, Henry Iii, Henry Iv, Henry Viii, James I, Robert Bruce, Llewelyn, Richard, William Conqueror, Edinburgh, Tantallon, Tower London, Chepstow, Clifford's Tower, D

 
ERICKSON, CAROLLY.
Royal Panoply: Brief Lives of the English Monarchs.
New York, St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006. (ISBN: 0312316437) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 27401
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1565]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Biography, British Royal Family, Kings, Queens, Adelaide Saxe-Meiningen, Albert Saxe-Coburg, Anglican Church, Protestantism, Queen Anne, Archbishop Anselm, Aquitaine, Arthurian Legend, Thomas Becket, Anne Boleyn, British Empire, Brittany, Bubonic Plague,

 
BRODRIBB, GERALD; CLEERE, HENRY; DARLING, MARGARET J.; JONES, MICHAEL J.; DIX, BRIAN; TAYLOR, STEVEN; DONALDSON, G.H.; FARLEY, MICHAEL; HENIG, MARTIN; TAYLOR, JOHN W.; HARBOTTLE, BARBARA; FRASER, R.; BURTON, F.C.; JACKSON, D.A.; TYLECOTE, R.F.; ET A
Britannia: A Journal of Romano-British and Kindred Studies. Volume Xix - 1988. (Volume 19 - 1988. )
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1988.. 549 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Editorial; Notes for Contibutors; The 'Classis Britannica' Bath-house at Beaupo rt Park, East Sussex; Early Settlement at Lincoln; Excavations at Bannaventa (Whilton Lodge, Northants.), 1970-1; Signalling Communications and the Roman Imperial Army; A Hoard of Late Roman Bronze Bowls and Mounts from the Misbourne Valley , n e a r A m ersham, Bucks.; The Westgate Road Milecastle, Newcastle upon Tyne; Two New Romano-British Iron-working Sites in Northamptonshire - A New Type of Furnace?; The Gallic Chronicle Restored: A Chronology for the Anglo-Saxon Invasions and th e E nd o f R om an Britain; Study of Metallography of some Roman Swords; Excavation of an Iron Age and Roman Enclosure at Werrington, Cambridgeshire; Discharge Certificates of the Roman Army; 'Prata Legionis' in Britain; A Mosaic from Boughspr ing R oma n V ill a, T ide nha m, Gloucester; Notes: Imperial Sceptre Heads in Roman Britain - The Date of the 'Celtic' Field Systems on the Berkshire Downs - A Bronze Object from Lamyatt Beacon - Amphora Stamps from Fishbourne - Two Busts from Li ttle cot e - The Rich bor oug h Fo nt: Some Additional Structural Detail - Probable Roman Road from Barnsley Park, Glos. to Cirencester; Roman Britain in 1987: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Inde xes. Int erio r - previ ous owne r's s mall stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is cocked with concave spine, light edge wear, faint creases on spine. Very Good-.
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Book number: 20042
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.75 | £UK 33.75 | JP¥ 4694]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Archaeology, Excavations, Roman-Britain, Inscriptions, Roman Baths, Lincoln, Signals, Imperial Army, Bronze, Iron-Working, Furnaces, Gallic, Anglo-Saxons, Swords, Metallography, Prata Legionis, Mosaics, Amphorae, Busts, Roads, Villas, Westgate Road,

 
FENTON, R.S.
Mersey Rovers: The Coastal Tramp Ship Owners of Liverpool and the Mersey.
Gravesend, Kent, World Ship Society. 1997. (ISBN: 0905617843) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 344 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w profiles on endpapers, colour reproductions of flags & funnels. "In 'Mersey Rovers' will be found many of the owners of bulk-carrying steam and motor coasters which were primarily engaged in, for want of a better word, the tramp trades. All began their shipowning careers at Liverpool or another Mersey port; several migrating from Wales to do this, others succumbing to the lure of Liverpool after a successful start at a minor port on the Mersey. Several important Liverpool owners covered in past or planned World Ship Society publications have been omitted, including the Coe, Kennaugh, Monks and Monroe families. Also left out are owners of craft engaged largely in regular liner services and in river and estuarial trades. As the inclusions and exclusions are likely to become confusing, all the local coastal shipowners of significance have been listed in the Miscellany section. The emphasis in this book is on steam and motor coasters and, for reasons explained in 'Cambrian Coasters', sailing ships will not be found in the fleet lists, although some are referred to in the histories. (I) have attempted to examine common strands in the histories of Mersey coasters and their owners and the Introductory Survey aims to place the ports, trades, owners and ships of the river in an historical and geographical context. Writing this, I have tried to answer the question, 'Why did the Mersey become such a centre for coastal shipowning?'." From the Foreword. Light waviness to edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 26099
USD 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.25 | £UK 41.25 | JP¥ 5738]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Liverpool, Steam Ships, Ship-Building, Baile, Gaskel, Thomas G. Best, Bundrit, Richard R. Clark, William Cooper and Sons, John Edwards, Joseph E. Fisher, Thomas Grieve, Hughes, Hume, Smith, R. And D. Jones, Lowden, Connell, J.J. Mack, Manchester, North Wa

 
FRASER, ANTONIA.
My History: A Memoir of Growing Up.
Doubleday Canada. 2015, First Canadian Edition. (ISBN: 9780385685177) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 268 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Born Antonia Pakenham (in 1932), the eldest of eight children of the future Lord and Lady Longford, her childhood was spent in Oxford, where her father was a don at Christ Church. Evacuation at the beginning of the war to a romantic Elizabethan manor house nearby was an inspiration for historical imaginings. There were adventures in Anglo-Ireland at Dunsany Castle and Pakenham Hall, each offering her treasured links to the past which became private obsessions. North Oxford wartime life included four years as one of the few girls then admitted to the Dragon School for boys, followed by time at a convent school after her family's conversion to Catholicism. Her father joined the Labour Government in 1945 as a Minister, which provided an odd background for exploits such as working in a Bond Stree hat shop and a season as a self-made debutante. A job in publishing, by a fortunate coincidence, followed Oxford University and the book ends with the publishing of 'Mary Queen of Scots', which became a worldwide bestseller - to general amazement (including the author's). This magical memoir, told with inimitable humour and style, will take many readers back to their own discovery of History. It is an unforgettable account of one person's journey towards becoming a writer - and a historian." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning at bottom edge of boards, small very light soiling mark on front board, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good+.
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Book number: 30420
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1565]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Antonia Fraser, English Authors, Women Authors, 20th Century, Autobiography, Biography, Memoirs, Oxford, Catholics, Catholicism, Conversion, Education, Schools, Ireland, Publishing, Siblings, Families, Elizabeth Longford, Frank Longford, World War Ii, Sec

 
FRASER, WILLIAM C.
The Yelpin' Stane: Stories of Scottish Village Life.
Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1928, first edition.. 180 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Page edges untrimmed. By the author of "Waups of Durley". Contents: The Yelpin' Stane; The Roup; Moses Fopperbeck; The Clocker; Charlie Rob ison Crusoe; The Muckle Troot; The Twelfth; A Wireless Message; The Muirburn; A Student's Flitting; Robbie Lindsay; The Laird's Harangue. Tiny light stain in margin of pages 171 to 175, book lightly cracked at two places, browning to edge s o f t e x t b lock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few small faint marks on boards. Very Good.
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Book number: 18334
USD 97.50 [Appr.: EURO 81.75 | £UK 73 | JP¥ 10171]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Whaups of Durley, Elfin Burn, Glendurley, Glens, Village Life, Social.

 
NEWMAN, F.G. WITH THE SUNNISIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
The Turnpike Road - Sunniside, Marley Hill, Byermoor.
Seaham, Durham, The People's History. 1998, First Edition. (ISBN: 1902527011) Soft Cover. 128 pp, 9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. "This new collection of over 200 photographs once again acknowledges the part coal mining played in our lives, but we also dwell on the vital role played by the farmers, market gardeners and food distributors. Throughout the grim years of the Second World War, when our island was virtually under siege, the agricultural industry fed the natiion and their contribution to the war effort was vital. The role of the agricultural industry has not diminished - home grown produce is still a vital commodity. The book pays tribute to the 'ordinary' people of our villages and we have included many of the families and individuals who have contributed to our community in their own special way. It is unfortunate but inevitable that some people will be omitted, but the selection appearing within these pages are representative of the many characters who have lived and worked along and around 'The Turnpike Road'." Contents: Introduction: The Coming of The Turnpike; Sunniside; Marley Hill; Byermoor to The Hobson; Remember the Blessings; On the Front Line; Acknowledgements and Dedication. Interior - small light soiling mark in text of page 19 (fully legible), otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease. Very Good.
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Book number: 26038
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2608]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Watergate, Streetgate, Sunniside, Marley Hill, Byermoor, Hobson, Blessings, Colliery Band, Collieries, Weddings, World War Ii, Snow Storms, Football, Sacred Heart School, Mining, Coal, Schools, Miners. 1902527011

 
GADSBY, ELSIE.
Once Round the Umbrella Tree.
BBC Radio Derby/Derbyshire Library Service, (Derby, 1984).. 101 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos and drawings. The author's reminisences of Derbyshire from the late 1920s through the war years. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing/soiling, s mall area of surface paper loss at edge of back cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG-.
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Book number: 3830
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.25 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1252]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: World War Ii, Darbyshire, Kings Lynn, Ikleston, Personal Reminisences, Nottingham.

 
GARBUTT, PAUL E.
London Transport and the Politicans.
London, Ian Allan. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0711014787) Soft Cover. 128 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Enter the Politicans; The GLC Takes Over; After the Honeymoon; Horace Cutler in Command; The Axeman Cometh - and Goeth; Ken Livingstone and the Fares Fiasco; Under New Management; Fresh Challenges; A Chance to Get Things Right. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one small soft corner crease, minor edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good.
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Book number: 17348
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2608]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: London, Public Transit, Transport, Politics, Politicans, Glc, Horace Cutler, Ken Livingstone, Fares, Management, British Railways, Greater Council, Heathrow Airport Rail Link, Finances, Private Bus Operators, Ridley, Traffic Congestion, Plummer, Reo 07110

 
GAWLER, JIM.
Lloyd's Medals, 1836-1989. A History of Medals Awarded By the Corporation of Lloyd's. (Awards for Courage and Exceptional Services. )
Toronto, Hart. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0969373201) Soft Cover. 180 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life (at Sea); Lloyd's Medal for Meritorious Services; Lloyd's Medals for Services to Lloyd's; Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at Sea; Bars, Designers; Alphabetical Index of Medal recipients. "(A) complete history of the medals awarded by the Corporation of Lloyd's since inception (providing) details of a cross-section of awards. The index gives a full list of recipients, and covers the period of awards up to the end of December, 1989." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, heavy bump at bottom of rear hinge area. Very Good -.
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Book number: 29363
USD 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 17 | JP¥ 2347]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life (at Sea), Meritorious Services, War Medal for Bravery at Sea, Bars, Designers, Insurance Companies, Lloyd's of London, Jim Hartford, Reward Fund, Signal Stations, Shipwrecks. 0969373201

 
GAWLER, JIM.
Lloyd's Medals, 1836-1989. A History of Medals Awarded By the Corporation of Lloyd's. (Awards for Courage and Exceptional Services. )
Toronto, Hart. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0969373201) Soft Cover. 180 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life (at Sea); Lloyd's Medal for Meritorious Services; Lloyd's Medals for Services to Lloyd's; Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at Sea; Bars, Designers; Alphabetical Index of Medal recipients. "(A) complete history of the medals awarded by the Corporation of Lloyd's since inception (providing) details of a cross-section of awards. The index gives a full list of recipients, and covers the period of awards up to the end of December, 1989." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Very Good+.
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Book number: 29824
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2608]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Lloyd's Medal for Saving Life (at Sea), Meritorious Services, War Medal for Bravery at Sea, Bars, Designers, Insurance Companies, Lloyd's of London, Jim Hartford, Reward Fund, Signal Stations, Shipwrecks. 0969373201

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