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Les Manuscrits de Philippe le Geyt, Ecuyer, Lieutenant-Bailli de L'ile de Jersey, Sur la Constitution, Les Lois, Et Les Usages de Cette Ile. 4 Volume Set.
Place Royale, St.-Helier, Philippe Falle, Libraire. 1846. Half-Leather. Four volume set, 8 1/2" H. Tome I, published 1846 - XL, 533, III pp. Tome II, published 1847 - 569, III, [1] pp. Tome III, published 1847, 626, [1] pp. Tome IV, published 1847 - 497, [1], ii pp. Rebound in half leather (dark brown cloth boards with tan leather spines and corners, 2 maroon leather labels on each spine with gilt lettering, including small one at bottom of each spine - "F. Richardson le Brun" ), decorative red speckled stain to textblock edges. Small ticket of C. le Feuvre, Bookbinder, 18, Beresford Street, Jersey (fl. c.1868) at bottom right corner of front pastedown in each volume. Also the stamp of "F. Richardson le Brun, Solicitor, Jersey" [fl. c.1879] at top left corner of each front pastedown. All text is in French. Philippe le Geyt (1655-1716) was one of the foremost experts on Jersey law. All volumes have very light edge wear, all volumes have some tiny/small areas of surface leather loss - mainly on volumes I & II, volume I has a small repair at top of spine and a small piece missing from bottom edge of spine, volumes I & II have a 1" hairline crack at top of front hinge, volume IV has small loss of leather at rear bottom corner, all volumes have tiny foxing marks on the endpapers that migrate into the adjacent pages, volume I has small tear at top of page leaf 19/20 - archivally taped, volume IV has a small old paper label and some areas of light soiling on title page. All volumes are protected in a stiff mylar jacket. Very Good -.
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Book number: 30164
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Jersey, Channel Islands, Laws, Constitution, Philippe le Geyt, Code le Geyt, Jurists, Judges, Norman Coutumiers, Royal Court, 17th Century, Early 18th Century, Commissaires Royaux, Greffier, Senechaux, Executeur, Jurisdiction, Crime, Juges, Adulteres, Sei

Memoirs of the Brave: A Brief Account of the Battles of Alma, Balaklava, and Inkerman, with Biographies of the Killed and a List of the Wounded.
London, London Stamp Exchange. 1989, Facsimile Edition. (ISBN: 0948130628) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 148 pp, 6 13/16" H. "This little Victorian gem was (first) published in 1854, the first year of the Crimean War. The accounts of the battles are cursory, but the real fascination of the book lies in the biographical details of some two hundred officers who were killed or who died in those first few months of the war, written as they are in that flowery Victorian prose. They contain a great deal that would be of interest to the historian, genealogist and researcher as well as to regimental records. There is a separate list of officers wounded, divided in two parts; one for those wounded up to Balaklava (25th October) and the other for subsequent casualties. Finally there is a calendar for 1854 detailing incidents of the war." Three corners with tiny bump, two small rubs on gold fore-edge of textblock, rear board fore-edge extends 1/8" beyond front board fore-edge (manufactured this way), small excess paper at bottom corner of front pastedown, tiny corner crease on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has one tiny tear, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+.
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Book number: 16663
USD 32.50 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 24.5 | JP¥ 3390]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Crimean War, Battles, Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman, Biography, Officers, Casualties, British Army, Sebastopol, Victorian Era, 19th Century Military History, British History, 1854, Biography, Genealogy. 0948130628

Atlas of British History.
N.P. Dorset. 1984, Reprint. (ISBN: 08802917X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Arthur Banks, cartography. Unpaginated (118 b&w maps), large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Originally published 1968 as 'British History Atlas'. "(C)ontains maps that depict the history of Britain from the first Celtic settlements in 50 B.C. to the present day, providing a wealth of historical and statistical detail. Covering a wide range of subjects, they show changes in the political, social, religious, and economic development of Great Britain as well as major wars, battles, explorations, expansions, alliances, and the growth and expansion of various aspects of British life such as transportation, trade, agriculture, and industry. Each map and the accompanying legend are carefully planned and designed to provide a graphic, visual narrative of the wide sweep of British history, depicting specific events or developments in such a way that all the relevant data can be easily understood." Slight fading to top of boards near spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has tiny tear with creases at bottom of spine, very small faint scuff on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 17700
USD 14.95 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1560]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Atlases, Maps, Cartography, Celtic, Politics, Social History, Religion, Economics, Wars, Battles, Exploration, Transportation, Trade, Agriculture, Industry, Roman Conquest, Norman, Hundred Years', Black Death, Peasants Revolt, Roses, Trading Companies, Br

The Illustrated London News. Christmas Number 1955, No. 6081a, Vol. 227 + Christmas Number 1956, No. 6126a, Vol. 229 + Christmas Number 1959, No. 6274a, Vol. 235. 3 Items.
London, Illustrated London News. Stapled in Wraps. Ill.: E.H. Shepard, Daphne Allen, Kate Greenaway, Lotte Reiniger, Neave Parker, Juliet Pannett, Alan Crisp, Alan Reynolds, Stan Bult, Gordon Nicholl, Eliot Hodgkin, Jack Matthew, Raymond Booth, Victor Bertoglio, et al. 3 Christmas Numbers of The Illustrated London News (1955, 1956 & 1959), 14 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W. Christmas 1955 - 56 pp, articles include: Trafalgar from the French Point of View: The Report of Captain Lucas; "Give me a ring" by Anthony Gilbert; Art in cap and bells: Trompe-l'oeil masterpieces designed to cheat the eye by their astonishing effect of reality; Double spread Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni; 4 full page colour portraits "The Beauty of early Girlhood"; 2 full page colour illustrations - "Fairy-tale creatures (1. Hans Andersen, 2. Brothers Grimm), by Neave Parker. // Christmas 1956 - 64 pp, articles include: Nursery Rhymes by Kate Greenaway; The Doo's Nest, by Marie Muir, illustrated by Victor Bertoglio; Ghosts of the Footlights: Favourites of Fifty Years Ago; The Crystal Star by Dorothy Macardle, illustrated by Jack Matthew; Oh! Wondrous Face! Portraits of clowns painted on egg-shells by an expert on clown make-up - Stan Bult; How Christmas customs came about, by John Pudney, illustrated by E.H. Shepard; Told by a ghost, by Marion Bucke, illustrated by Gordon Nicholl. // Christmas 1959 - (12) pp advertisements + 40 pp + (12) pp advertisements, articles include: "Jimmy, the dog in my life", by Sir Arthur Bryant; "From Nudity to Pantalettes": an account of children's dress through the ages, by James Laver, illustrated in b&w by E.H. Shepard; "English ghoulies and ghosties", by Robert Aickman, illustrated by Juliet Pannett; "Home for Christmas", by Marie Muir, illustrated by Alan Crisp. Many additional illustrations including 3 full page (1 double spread) colour illustrations by E.H. Shepard, 19 black & gold silhouettes of Thumbelina (10) and Puss-in-Boots (9) by Lotte Reiniger, reproductions of Old Masters, etc. Many vintage advertisements, including full page colour ones for: King George IV Old Scotch Whisky; Grants Stand Fast; Black & White Scotch; Long John Scotch; Campari; Drambuie; Harveys of Bristol; Rothmans; Player's Gold Leaf; Land Rover; Morris Motors; Jaguar; Standard Triumph; Hillman Minx; Coty; Cow & Gate, etc. Interiors - some edge wrinkling/creasing on anumber of pages due to handling, several pages with corner creases, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - '1955' has two small ink letters written at bottom of front cover, small entry of ink numbers in crossword on back cover advertisment, a crease down the rear cover. '1959' has a small light stain at top edge at spine, soft crease down rear cover. '1956' has a 2" 'V' shaped tear archivally taped on rear cover. All items have some level of edge wrinkling/creasing, small edge tears archivally taped, very light rubbing/soiling. Good+.
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Book number: 30178
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Kate Greenaway, Nursery Rhymes, Victorian England, Clowns, Clown Make-Up, Pantomime, Christmas Customs, Christmas, Children, Costumes, Fashion, Flemish Painters, Craftsmen, Tools, New Testament, Illuminated Manuscripts, Duc de Berry, Margot Fonteyn, Balle

The Harpur Trust 1552-1973.
Harpur Trust, Bedford, 1973, first edition.. 191 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0950291706 Map endpapers. B&w plates. "On 27 February 1574 died Sir William Harpur - a Bedford boy who went to London, became Lord Mayor, and endowed his old school. On 4 August 1873 Qu een Victoria approved a revision of the scheme under which the Harpur Trust operates. This book traces in lively detail the educational battles of the past up to those of today. It shows how the Trust till 1897 supplied practically all Be d f o r d ' s e ducation. It describes how government intervention obliged the Trust to concentrate on four main schools, which have since become know all over the world. The subject matter goes beyond Bedford and Bedfordshire. The book oulines th e ba si s fo r t he Trust's work, the development of farmland in the village of Holborn to becoming part of the heart of London. This endowment has made the Trust one of the most important educational foundations in the country. Comparisons wi th ot her sc ho ols i nd ica te the rich complexity of England's educational system. The influx of service and professional families brought to Bedford boys and girls who later served country and Commonwealth, and an appendix gives some indicatio n o f t heir ran ge of s erv ice ." Additional appendices: Officers of the Trust; Headmasters and Headmistresses; Memorials to Harpur; The exchange of 1654. Light edge wear, slight bump at bottom corner of front board, light wrinkling at bottom of spi ne, tiny speck on bott om o f te xtb lock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light soiling and rubbing, tiny closed puncture on both flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 21052
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Bedfordshire, Charities, Charitable Foundations, Sir William Harpur, Schools, Welfare, Endowments, Trusts, Education, Bedford, Farming, Holborn, Memorials.

A History of Architecture in and Around London. Arranged to Illustrate the Course of Architecture in England Until the End of the Nineteenth Century with a List of Principal Twentieth-Century Buildings.
London, Phoenix House. 1962, Revised Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 264 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). Over 150 b&w illustrations (drawings and photographs) showing buildings, floor plans, architectural details. "(Studies the architecture of London and) beyond to Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and elsewhere up to a limit of forty miles to introduce and describe the fine houses, churches, abbeys, palaces, and other buildings deserving of public interest in some of the home counties. It could justly be claimed that no major building of architectural merit from Norman to our own time is overlooked, and some of the greater glories of London's stone are the subject of concise yet comprehensive essays, Westminster Abbey, for example, and the peculiarly beautiful Eltham Palace, so surprisingly situated in what is now one of London's populous suburbs. But Mr Godfrey is far from a mere guide. His book brims with profound knowledge and an engaging enthusiasm. He understands that most of his readers are not versed in the terms and references of architecture, and these are introduced one by one, and the wonders and excitements of the art of building are revealed in their various beauty. Architectural features and comparative styles, together with plans and detailed drawings, are included in the 59 text figures, and there are 64 pages of plates containing 104 photographs and rare prints of buildings as they appeared in the past." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edgewear, three very small tears - one with creases, creasing at top/bottom of spine, moderate rubbing with colour loss on spine - no lettering loss, slight fading to parts of spine. Very Good+/Good.
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Book number: 17344
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: London, England, English, Norman, Romanesque, Gothic, Perpendicular, Tudor, Renaissance, Inigo Jones, Architects, Christopher Wren, Georgian, Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Houses, Churches, Abbeys, Palaces, Westminster, Eltham Palace, Architectural Feature

The Story of Our Railways.
London, The Religious Tract Society. New Monumental Edition. Hard Cover. 159 pp (17) pp of publisher's advertising, 7 1/2" H. No date. Red cloth with black lettering/banding on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. 22 b&w illustrations including frontispiece (collated). Contents: The Railway in Its Infancy; The Railroad as It is; The London and North-Western; The Midland; The Great Western; The North-Eastern and Great Northern; The Great Eastern; The Lancashire and Yorkshire; The London and South-Western; Other English Lines; The Scottish Lines; Conclusion. Bookplate on front pastedown, some separation between several page gatherings - pages still firmly held in binding, small areas of light soiling on a few pages, small crease at top corner of approx. pages 24 to 54 - small piece missing at top corner of page leaf 23/24, small ghost sticker mark on front board, light edge wear - more at top/bottom of spine with wrinkling, light fading/darkening to spine color, light soiling/rubbing to boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. Good-.
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Book number: 29481
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.5 | £UK 26.25 | JP¥ 3651]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Railways, Railroads, England, Great Britain, 19th Century, London and North-Western, Midland, Great Western, North-Eastern, Great Northern, Great Eastern, Lancashire, Yorkshire, London and South-Western, Scottish Lines, English Lines, George Stephenson, R

The Sphere. Royal Marriage Number. November 29, 1947. Vol. Cxci No. 2495.
London, The Sphere. 1947. Stapled in Wraps. Paging runs 257 - 292, 13 3/8" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w, sepiatone and colour photographs. The wedding of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) to Prince Philip. Interior - very light wrinkling in gutters of pages, minor wrinkling to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, very light soft wrinkles on covers, small closed tear at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom of front hinge, rubbing and a few tiny edge tears on rear cover, minor rubbing on front cover. Good.
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Book number: 19271
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Princess Elizabeth, Queen, Ii, Prince Philip, Mountbatten, British Royal Family, Weddings, Rehearsal, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Pageantry, Ceremonies, Fashions, Fashion, Wedding Dresses, Brides, Grooms, Presents, Attendants.

Hardian's Wall in the Days of the Romans.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Frank Graham. 1984, First Edition. (ISBN: 0859831779) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Ronald Embleton, R.O.I. 320 pp, 9 5/8" H. "With well over 400 illustrations, 71 of them in colour, this book describes what the Roman Wall was like when in use. It tells us about the soldiers who built and garrisoned it and the civilians who lived in the towns and villages scattered along its length. Never before has such a grand attempt been made to show in vivid colourful detail the life of Roman Britain. Every building to be found inside the Roman forts and camps has been carefully reconstructed." Previous owner's name stamp at top of front pastedown, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dents on panels/spine. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 30363
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1826]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Hardian's Wall, Roman Britain, Bath Houses, Footwear, Funerals, William Hutton, Latrines, Roman Army, Mithras, Outpost Forts, Robin of Risingham, Altars, Standard Bearers, Tombs, Wating Street, Turrets, Writing Tablets, South Shilds, Hardian's Monument, W

Palace Extraordinary: The Story of St James's.
Cassell, London, 1963, first edition.. 245 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "St James's Palace is one of London's most famous landmarks, its Tudor clock-tower familiar to residents and visitors in its dramatic position at the far end of St James's Street. T here is, however, no other building in London of comparable age about which so little is known, since the public is rarely allowed beyond the well-known facade. Ironically enough, the site on which Henry VIII had the palace built for Anne B o l e y n w a s once occupied by a nunnery, but the odour of sanctity seems soon to have dispersed and its history revolves around ladies of a lighter kind. Here lived Prince Henry, the brilliant elder son of James I who, had he survived to inh e ri t th e th ro n e, w ould probably have altered completely the course of history. But on his death his brother Charles took the fatal path which led finally to imprisonment in the Guard Room at St James's, from where he walked across the park to th e sca ff old . In 16 97 the palace was officially designated the Court of St James's and from then until the accession of Victoria was the sovereign's official residence. Here died George III, the record of whose last mad years makes poigna nt read in g in th is p os t-F reud ian age. But was it on him alone that the curse of madness lay? What was behind the ghastly murder of Sellis, the Duke of Cumberland's servant, found dead in bed with his head nearly severed from his body? Th e r iddle of his deat h has ne ver been solv ed but it seems likely that the royal Duke was himself implicated. Although the main flood of history has been diverted to other channels and the palace now lives mostly in the past, there are yet lin ks w ith th e tw entie th ce ntury: if the pala ce gh ost - for there is, of course, a ghost - looks over the shoulder of an official in the Lord Chamberlain's office when plays are being scrutinized before performance, the bawdy situations in t hem w ill har dly c ause h er to raise a n eye brow. Life at St James's was always like that." Samll store label on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wear/wrinkling, very light ru bbing, tiny pu ncture on spi ne. V ery Good /Very Good.
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Book number: 18454
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: St James's Palace, Court, Palaces, Royal Residences, Kings, Queens, Anne Boleyn, Prince Henry, Charles, William, I, Ii, Iii, Queen Caroline, Victoria, Sellis, Murder, Madness, Insanity, Park, Ghosts, Cumberland, Mistreses, James, Levees, Iv, Hanover

Wings over Lincolnshire.
Leicester, Midland. 1994. (ISBN: 1857800249) Soft Cover. 60 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 13/16" H x 8 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The rural county of Lincolnshire can lay claim to being England's premier aviation county. It is the home of the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell, and was host to many thousands of Allied aircrew during the Second World War. This pictorial chronicles Lincolnshire's strong ties with the worlds of both civil and military aviation from before the First World War. The five sections begin with ballooning in the nineteenth century and continue through the First World War, the inter-war period, the Second World War and post-war to the Tornado, Tucano and Sentry of today. In addition to the aircraft, the personalities such as B C Hucks, Sir Alan Cobham and Alex Henshaw are included. The photographs, 140 in all, have been selected from local archives and private collections." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edgewear, minor rubbing. Very Good+.
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Book number: 22140
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 12 | JP¥ 1669]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Lincolnshire, England, Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, World War Ii, Second World War, First World War, World War I, Ballooning, Balloons, Tornado, Tucano, Sentry, B C Hucks, Sir Alan Cobham, Alex Henshaw, Airfields, Aircraft, 20th Century Aviation, Ci

A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852. Complete in Two Volumes.
New York, D. Appleton. 1885. Hard Cover. 576 pp, 598 pp, 8vo (8" H), olive green cloth with gold lettering and banding on spines, gold crest on front boards. These two volumes form the second part of 'The Greville Memoirs' which began with the reigns of George IV and William IV, but are complete in themselves, being numbered Vol. I and Vol. II. "(T)he present publication embraces a period of fourteen years, extending from the accession of Her Majesty Queen Victoria in 1837 to the coup d'etat of Napoleon III in 1851. The occurrences which took place after the close of 1851, the subsequent establishment of the Imperial power in France, the formation of the Cabinet of Lord Aberdeen, followed in 1853 by the Crimean War, mark an important epoch in the history of this country and Europe. I have therefore thought that this date is the appropriate conclusion of this portion of the work. Mr. Greville continued his Journal for nine years more, until the close of 1860, though in his later years he was less conversant with public affairs than he had been in the more active period of his life." From the Preface. Vol. I has a small bump to bottom corner of approx. first 50 pages, small finger print on verso of front free endpaper, small bump to bottom corner of rear board, small light stain at top fore-edge of textblock - scattered tiny faint foxing marks on lower fore-edge, small line scuff on front board. Vol. II has tiny crease/tear at bottom of two pages. Both volumes have light browning to edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear. slight bump at some corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good-/No Jacket.
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Book number: 19078
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.75 | £UK 33.75 | JP¥ 4694]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Charles Greville, Victorian Era, Queen Victoria, Politics, Government, Canada, Duke Wellington, Bills, Acts of Parliament, Irish, Foreign Affairs, India, Lord Durham, Court, Palmerston, Robert Peel, Corn Laws, Gladstone, Military, Catholic. , Journals, Di

The Roof of England.
Robert Hale, London, (1968), Ist edition.. 192 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Many b&w photos. "In his fourth Lakeland book, A.H. Griffin, who lives in the district and has been climbing and walking the hills all his life, provides personal portraits of fifty of the most interesting o f these fascinating mountains and fells from Scafell to High Street, from Gable to little Catbells." Inscription on front pastedown, top front corner of book bumped with soft creases to top corner of all pages. Dust jacket is price-clip p e d , h a s s m all chips/closed tears to edges (one tear with crease), edge wrinkling, crease down each flap. Jacket colors are bright. Good sound reading copy.
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Book number: 9184
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Lake District National Park, Dales, Lakeland, A.H. Griffin, Mountains, Fells, Scafell, High Street, Great Gable, Catbells, Hill Walking, Mountain Climbing, Tracks, Tarns, Pillar, Dow Crag, Place Fell, Dodds, Helm, Causey Pike, Black Combe, Howgills.

Pioneer Inns & Taverns. Volume V. The Origins of Tavern Names and Signs in Great Britain and America.
Toronto, Self-published. 1962, Ltd to 600 copies, this one unnumbered. Hard Cover. 94 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H - green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. 148 b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Tavern Names and Signs; Taverns in Literature; Names of Canadian and American Taverns. Includes reproductions of Ontario Hotel Covers. Very light edge wear. Very Good+/No Jacket.
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Book number: 16583
USD 27.50 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 20.75 | JP¥ 2869]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Taverns, Inns, Signs, Names, Great Britain, United States, America, Canada, Canadian, American, Literature, Covers, Poems, Poetry, Pioneer Inns, Pioneer Taverns, Signboards.

England-By-the-Sea: Where to Go, What to See and Things to Do. (England By the Sea. )
London, Severn Huse. 1982. (ISBN: 0727820168) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Roman forts: invaders and invaded; Castles of the Middle Ages; Tudor and Stuart defences; 19th-century fortifications; Historic buildings: palatial and workaday; Historic ships: great and small; Emigrants and refugees; Smugglers through the centuries; Shipwrecks and marine archaeology; Coastal churches; Museums of maritime interest; Seaside resorts: traditional style; Piers for pleasure; Sailing, marinas and races; Boat-trips; Maritime ceremonies; Sand and shingle beaches to explore; Cliffs and rocks: the dramatic coast; Beachcombing among rocks and pools; Fossils for the finding; Coastal walks with a view; The coast by bus; Islands accessible from the shore; Birds of beach and cliff; Fish from English waters; Lighthouses: beacons of the night; Life-saving: coastguards and volunteers; Lifeboats and lifeboatmen; The Navy on view; Commercial ports at work; Fishermen today; A taste of England-by-the-sea; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny dint and one slight line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Line indentation across rear panel, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 23774
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Lighthouses, Beacons, Ports, Maritime, Inns, Roman Forts, Castles, Ships, Smugglers, Seaside Resorts, Ceremonies, Beachcombing, Fossils, Islands, Birds, Fish, Lifeboats, Coastguards, Pleasure Piers, Sailing, Archaeology, Shipwrecks, Middle Ages, Tudor, En

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