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CORDEAUX, E.H. AND MERRY, D.H.
A Bibliography of Printed Works Related to the University of Oxford.
Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1968, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 809 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is an enumerative bibliography classified under some 500 headings. It embraces all aspects of University and College life and institutions and comprises more than 10,000 entries. The compilers are both members of the staff of the Bodleian and they have systematically explored its vast resources as well as taking account of other likely repositories of Oxford material. In addition to books, the Bibliography includes articles from a large number of periodicals and records a mass of eighteenth and nineteenth century ephemeral literature which reflects University policy and politics, and which is probably unknown and unavailable outside the Bodleian." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, minor soiling, minor edge wear, very small dent on front hinge. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 28512
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 38 | £UK 33.75 | JP¥ 4703]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Oxford University, Educational Institutions, Great Britain, Medieval, Anthologies, Architecture, Heraldry, Descriptions, Guides, Reference, Government, Charters, Convocation, Congregation, Statutes, Decrees, Officers, Offices, Ceremonies, Discipline, Resi

 
HAMBRO, C.J. (CARL JOACHIM).
Newspaper Lords in British Politics.
London, Macdonald. 1958, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 63 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "There is hardly a more remarkable period in modern British politics, or in the history of the press, than those years when the big newspaper lords determined the attitude of governments and even the most important decisions. Viscounts Northcliffe and Rothermere, Barons Riddell and Dalziel are dead. Baron Beaverbrook, who was a factor in major decisions in the first and second world wars, is still active, and still a power in Britain. This short book is a revealing account of this period and of the life and personality of Lord Beaverbrook, and gains point and interest from the fact that its author is a Parliamentarian widely known for his contribution to international affairs." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few edge creases, light browning on inside of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good-.
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Book number: 23724
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1568]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Bonar Law, First World War, I, Lloyd George, William Robertson, Asquith, Newspapers, Daily Express, Northcliffe, Winston Churchill, Morning Post, Rothermere, Curzon, Stanley Baldwin, Mail, Edward Viii, Mrs. Simpson, Second Wo

 
HAMILTON, DUNCAN.
The Unreliable Life of Harry the Valet: The Great Victorian Jewel Thief.
London, Century. 2011, First Edition. (ISBN: 9781846058134) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 311 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "October 17, 1898, en route to Paris's Gare du Nord station, the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland's jewels were stolen from her train carriage. More than forty pieces, worth nearly 2 million Pounds today, disappeared that night, and the perpetrator along with them. It would become one of the most widely reported heists of the late Victorian era, but what no one knew was that the man who committed this most daring and well-planned theft had already committed nine almost identical crimes. A man who wore bespoke suits and handmade shoes; who used a dozen pseudonyms to dust over his tracks; who belonged to three smart London clubs and lived in the luxury of West End hotels; whose staple diet was champagne and whisky; who was pursued by London's top detectives for five and a half years and - by their own admission - proved smarter than them. A man who fell so much in love with a woman that he would steal and lie for her, only to be betrayed by her." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+.
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Book number: 27198
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Maharaja Jai Singh Prabhakar Alwar, Princess Alexandra, Adolf Beck, Bill the Dasher, Henri de Blowitz, Bow Street Magistrates, Brick Lane, London, Brighton, Cyprus Hotel, Arlington House, Kensington, Cathcart Road, Charing Cross Railway Station, Hawley Ha

 
HANNIGAN, DES.
Eccentric Britain: A Guide to Britain's Bizarre Buildings, Peculiar Places and Offbeat Events.
London, New Holland. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 1843307316) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Chris Coe, photography. 160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, maps. "The British have always held the franchise on eccentricity. Throughout this fascinating offshore and off-centre island - from Cornwall's spectacular Land's End to Scotland's lonely northern outpost of John o' Groats - the dramatic and magnificent story of Britain has always been punctuated by the quirky, the irreverent and the downright dotty. (This book) explores every quirky corner of the nation from the outrageous expose of Dorset's Cerne Abbas giant, outlined in chalk on a green hillside in all its rude glory, to chasing cheeses down helter-skelter hillsides in Cambridgeshire. Farther north things may get colder, but they're still crazy with it. There's the highest pub in England at Yorkshire's Tan Hill and a Lake District lighthouse that is miles from the sea. Wales and Scotland are not far behind either when it comes to mad-hattery. Where else would you find people eager to submerge themselves for fun in a freezing Welsh bog? And how about Scotland, with a pineapple-shaped house and the world's best worst poet? Organized by area with maps that show the location of every bizarre building, peculiar place and offbeat event and illustrated throughout with superb specially commissioned photography, this book will entertain, enlighten and more than often raise the odd eyebrow." Light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump on fore-edge of both boards. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, and on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+.
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Book number: 23583
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2613]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, London, Kent, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Wales, Scotl 18433

 
HANSON, W.S.
Agricola and the Conquest of the North.
London, B.T. Batsford. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0713406070) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 210 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w maps, plans, photographs. "Under the governorship of Agricola (AD 77-84) the Romans extended their conquest of Britain to North Wales, northern Britain and, with the victory at Mons Graupius, to northern Scotland. In this thorough - yet eminently readable - reassessment of the literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence, William Hanson shows just how this rapid progress was achieved and at the same time considers how far the governor himself was responsible for the Roman successes. The major theme running through his study is that the exceptionally full literary evidence, in the form of Tacitus' biography of Agricola, should not be given undue weight against the archaeological evidence - particularly as Tacitus was writing about his own father-in-law. Indeed, the book's conclusion is that, contrary to the impression deliberately created by Tacitus, Agricola himself was not a major figure of his day and his achievements in Britain were in no way extraordinary. In particular it shows that the effects of the brief Roman presence in Scotland was negligible. Throughout, Dr. Hanson uses the latest archaeological evidence to full advantage in constructing this period of British history under the Romans. In particular, he is able to draw on his experience excavating the important Agricolan site at Red House, Corbridge and the recently discovered Agricolan fort at Elginhaugh, just outside Edinburgh." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, soft crease along top edge of rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 19158
USD 39.95 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 | £UK 30 | JP¥ 4176]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Roman Britain, Agricola, Governors, Emperors, Ardoch, Forts, Army, Barochan Hill, Boudica, Camelon, Domitian, Frontier, Dalswinton, Dalginross, Cogidubnus, Stracathro, Mons Graupius, Legions, Inverquharity, Tacitus, Ythan Wells, Verulamium, Scotland, Nort

 
HARDING, ALBERT W.
Pullars of Perth.
Perth and Kinross District Libraries, Perth, 1991.. 192 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus. "This story of the success and failure of a family engaged in the dyeing industry is the first to take an objective look at Pullars of Perth..by the mid 19th-century 'Pullars of Perth' had become a by-wo rd for fast and efficient service, especially in dry-cleaning, not only in London, but in Paris and Berlin! This was no economic miracle. The Pullars' success was due entirely to hard work, successful planning and clever advertising. A l w a y s r e a d y to introduce the latest types of machinery they had a reputation as good employers. Their success was reflected in their life-style and influence in Perth. Then, suddenly, things started to go sour. Challenged by a powerfu l Tr ad e Un io n a nd a n in creasingly militant female work-force, the Pullars, despite their long experience and compassion, could not cope. Strikes and riots led to a violent ending between the family and Perth." Dust jacket has minor wrinkl in g a t t op /bo tto m of fla p f ol ds. NF/VG+.
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Book number: 6824
USD 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.5 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2299]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Pullars Family, Perth, Scotland, Dyeing Industry, Industrial Revolution, Dry Cleaning, Family History, Genealogy, Trade Union, Dyers.

 
UNCLE HARDY, RE-TOLD BY.
Notable Shipwrecks: Being Tales of Disaster and Heroism at Sea.
London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.. Hard Cover. 278 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 3/8" H, brown cloth with bevelled boards, gold lettering on spine and front board, green, black & gold floral decoration on spine, front/rear boards. No date, but presentation slip attached to front pastedown ("Presented by The Commissioners of Schools for the City of Halifax / To John U. Power / ? School / First Department / July, 1883.) Tissue-covered b&w frontispiece. Contents: Introduction; Wrecks of the Olden Time; An Ill-Fated Couple; Wreck of the "Halsewell"; Wreck of the "Earl of Abergavenny"; Burning of the "Kent"; Wreck of the "Rothsay Castle"; Lost on the Reef; Burning of the "Ocean Monarch"; Burning of the "Amazon"; Perils of the Scotch Coast; Wreck of the "Birkenhead"; Wrecks on the Irish Coast; Burnt at Sea; Wreck of the "Royal Charter"; Loss of the "London"; Loss of the "Captain"; Missing Ships; Wreck of the "Megaera"; Wreck of the "Northfleet"; Wreck of the "Atlantic". Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, heavy browning to edges of text block, faint liquid stains and some puckering of cloth on rear board, old 1883 school presentation plate on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, three small tears and two small holes in frontispiece protective tissue, two very small glue residue marks on title page, minor soiling. Good.
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Book number: 27816
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.25 | £UK 37.5 | JP¥ 5226]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Shipwrecks, Sailing Ships, Icebergs, Captain Thomas James, Storms, Engledue, Africa, Africans, Royal George, Spithead, Rations, Drownings, Kempenfelt, Queen Charlotte, Victory, St George, Defence, Halsewell, Snow, Tempests, Sails, Rocks, Pierce, Earl of A

 
HARRIS, JOHN.
The Indian Mutiny. The British at War Series.
London, Hart-Davis MacGibbon. 1973, First Edition. (ISBN: 024610600X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 208 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). Map endpapers, illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, maps, portraits, reproductions. "(V)ividly recaptures the whole atmosphere of the time - the smell of battle , the cruel heat, the forced marches, the sieges, the appalling massacres. It was a war filled with treachery and incompetence, fought without mercy on either side - but also a war of incredible acts of heroism. It threw up remarkable personalities: Nicholson, who recaptured Delhi; Henry Lawrence, the defender of Lucknow; 'Holy' Havelock, the bible-thumping general who fought his way through to the relief of Lucknow only to find himself trapped there; and the dour uncompromising Colin Campbell who was sent to India after forty-years service to bring it back to sanity. (This book), with its exciting text and numerous illustrations, vividly evokes the huge and bloody struggle that stretched through the jungles and hills and across the parched plains of India." Cigarette odour, very light browning in margins of pages, boards slightly warped, browning to edges of textblock, slight bump at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on rear board. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning at edges, minor rubbing, tiny dint on front hinge, two small shallow bumps on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good-.
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Book number: 22228
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Indian Mutiny, Indian, British Empire, Nicholson, Delhi, Sieges, Henry Lawrence, Lucknow, Havelock, Colin Campbell, Meerut, Massacres, Cawnpore, Rebellions, Oudh, Outram, Allahabad, British Army, Nana Sahib, Victorian Wars, Colonial Wars, India, 19th Cent

 
HARVEY, JOHN.
Gothic England: A Survey of National Culture, 1300-1550.
London, B.T. Batsford. 1948, Second Edition, Revised. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 242 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. "Here is an author ready to summarise the development of English architecture in its peculiar atmosphere of court life, court painting and sculpture, and court music, an author moreover enthusiastic on his subject, and one who has patiently accumulated a vast store of biographical material concerning all major and minor architects of about 1350-1550." Contents: Introduction; The National Style of England; The Golden Age of Gothic Genius; The Great Slump; Indian Summer; Pregnant Winter; Frozen Spring; Survival and Retrospect; Some Literary References to Building; Disturbed State of the Country under Edward II; A Noble Household in the Fifteenth Century; Meals Common and Uncommon; Wills of certain persons mentioned; A Select Classified Bibliography; Abbreviations Used in the Notes; Notes to the Text; Index. Very soft crease down front free endpaper and next two pages, small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very light browning to half of the fore-edge and half of the bottom of the text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has browning at top edge, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light soiling on rear panel, one small edge tear and a few tiny edge chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good-/Good+.
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Book number: 30324
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2090]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Gothic England, 14th Century, 15th Century, 16th Century, Architecture, Court Life, Painting, Sculpture, Musi, Poets, Composers, Carpenters, Carpentry, Carvers, Carving, Masons, Alabasterwork, Bath Abbey, Beauchamp, Bertie, Bartewe, Black Death, Cambridge

 
HARVEY, JOHN H.
Henry Yevele, C 1320 to 1400: The Life of an English Architect.
London, B.T. Batsford. 1946, Second Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 86 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, floor plans, colour frontispiece. "Henry Yevele's life ranged roughly from 1320 to 1400, a period during which the architectural experiments of the previous century gradually became crystallised in the enduring national style which, for want of a better term, the textbooks call 'Perpendicular'. At the time of his apprenticeship, the new fashion had been devised, but not mastered, and many patrons of art must have been reluctant to find money for costly experiements, so long as the final effect was in doubt. Only the appearance of Perpendicular masterpieces would be convincing; and for the making of masterpieces the first requisite is a master. The master, a truly great one, was at hand, and his name was Henry Yevele. This book, which brilliantly surveys one of the greatest periods of architectural achievement in the history of our race, is the first full-length biography of an English architect of the Middle Ages. With a wealth of detail and a balanced critical insight, John Harvey convinces us that, throughout the period, Yevele was giving to English architecture a unity and strength comparable to the qualities with which his friend, Chaucer, was endowing our language. It includes a great deal of recent research never before brought together, and is richly illustrated with plans and details, and by views of the work of Yevele and his contemporaries." A few very small foxing marks on pastedowns, two sharp creases down the front free endpaper - very soft impression of creases up to page x, tiny dent at bottom edge of boards, slight fading to spine and hinge color and also at top edge of boards, ver light edge wear/soiling. Dust jacket has pieces missing at topand bottom of spine, edge creases, several small edge tears and very small chips, some light browning, some soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. Good/Fair.
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Book number: 30325
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Henry Yevele, English Architects, 14th Century, Fourteenth Century, Architecture, Perpendicular, Middle Ages, Medieval, Biography, Geoffrey Chaucer, Plans, Details, Anne of Bohemia, Arundel, Black Death, Canterbury Cathedral, West Gate, Canterbury, John C

 
HAYTHORNTHWAITE, PHILIP J.
The English Civil War 1642-1651: An Illustrated Military History.
London, Arms and Armour. 1994, Reprint. (ISBN: 1854092383) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Colour illustrations by Jeffrey Burn. 160 pp, small 4to (10" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings, uniform studies. "The English Civil Wars represent the most vital watershed in British history, effectively extinguishing the vestiges of feudalism and originating the concepts of constitutional monarchy and standing army. This history concentrates upon the military aspects (of the three distinct wars of the period). In addition to a detailed and chronological account of the campaigning, and insights into the characters of the military and political leaders, the book includes an important section on a subject frequently neglected: on how an army was formed, how its members were recruited (or impressed), how regiments were raised, trained and equipped, how an army was provisioned, marshalled in the field, how its infantry and cavalry were employed, how its artillery was managed, and ultimately how it fought, advanced or retreated. In all these matters, as in the chronological account of the war which follows, most extensive use has been made of contemporary drill-books, manuals, accounts by military theorists and practical soldiers, eye-witness accoounts and memoirs." Slight cigarette odour, minor browning to edges of text block, tiny dint/wear at top corner of both boards, slight darkening to colour at top corner of rear board due to dampness. Dust jacket has dampness/dye stains at inside bottom of spine and inside top of rear flap-fold, faint water mark at top inside edge of rear panel, minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good-/Good+.
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Book number: 24020
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1829]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: English Civil War, Parliamentary Army, Royalist, Roundheads, Cavaliers, Organization, Tactics, Equipment, Foot, Horse, Artillery, Engineers, New Model, Uniforms, Medals, Colours, Standards, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, Fairfax, Hopton, London, Manchester,

 
HEGEDUS, ADAM DE.
Home and Away: Notes on England After the Second World War.
London, Hutchison. 1951, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 232 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). "(T)he most exciting, most illuminating and probably the most profound study of post-war England yet published. A journey through the country - westwards to Cornwall, north to Lancashire and Yorkshire - has been used as a framework for the real theme of the book: the social-economic revolution of England. Every single social group is presented and few people know them better than the author, who combines the precision of the trained sociologist with the insight of the born novelist. He employs a contrast technique full of surprise and excitement. From an aristocratic mansion he leads us to a London slum; from the emotional life of the debutante to the emotional life of the young dock-worker; from the problems of the new Oxford undergraduate to the problems of the new coal-miner; from the struggles of provincial youth to the struggles of the Displaced Person in our midst; from the open doubts of the middle class to the tragic secret of many a new writer - presents a valuable, and at the same time vastly entertaining picture of the new England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, a few very tiny chips, one very small closed tear, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel, light scuffing on spine, some darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good+.
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Book number: 17417
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1829]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cornwall, Barnsley Feast, Blackpool, Suffolk, Spivs, Post-War England, Social Life, Economics, Sociology, Aristocracy, Slums, London, Debutantes, Dock-Workers, Oxford, Undergraduates, Coal-Miners, Displaced Persons, Middle Class, Po

 
HENNESSEY, THOMAS.
A History of Northern Ireland, 1920-1996.
New York, St. Martin's Press. 1997. (ISBN: 0312211120) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 347 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Book club edition. "Founded upon the partition of Ireland in 1920, Northern Ireland experienced fifty years of nervous peace under the rule of a devolved government in Belfast. This government was representative only of the majority Protestant unionist community while the Catholic minority sought union with the rest of the island. The Protestant fortress held firm until the emergence of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s, following which the province subsided into the civil unrest widely known as 'the Troubles'. Hennessey's even-handed history attempts to understand the reasons for the long history of communal division, mutual suspicion, Catholic alienation, and Protestant siege mentality. It traces the sequence of events, decade by decade, in the history of the troubled province. The great value of the book, however, is in providing an overview of events since the outbreak of the Troubles up to and including the present uncertain peace process. It is the first comprehensive history of Northern Ireland for over fifteen years and brings a contemporary perspective to historical events, taking account of the scholarship which has developed in Northern Ireland studies over the last twenty years." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 15805
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2613]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Northern Ireland, Ulster, Cold War, Civil Rights, Settlement, Belfast, Protestants, Catholics, Unionists, Troubles, Royal Constabulary, Anglo-Irish, Army, Violence, Craig, General Elections, Faulkner, Healy, Free State, Irish Republican Army, Ira, Gerry A

 
FELTON, HERBERT AND HARVEY, JOHN.
The English Cathedrals
London, B.T. Batsford. 1950, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Herbert Felton, photographer. 99 pp + b&w photographic plates, 9" H, red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, top edge red. 175 b&w photographs, plus floor plans and drawings, colour frontispiece. Contents: Writer's Preface; Photographer's Foreword; Acknowledgment; Introduction; The English Cathedral; Norman Cathedrals; Early English Cathedrals; Decorated Cathedrals; Perpendicular Cathedrals; The Renaissance and Conclusion; Historical and Descriptive Notes on Each Cathedral; The Descent of Architectural Features; Bibliographical Note; Index. Very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block slight bump at top corner of front baord, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate browning at top edge, one small edge tear, very light edge wear, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine, 1/2" dia. light stain on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 30374
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1568]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: English Cathedrals, Architecture, Norman Cathedrals, Decorated Cathedrals, Decoration, Perpendicular Cathedrals, Renaissance, Architectural Features, Bath, Bristol, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chichester, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Lich

 
HIBBS, JOHN.
The History of British Bus Services. 2nd Revised Edition.
Newton Abbot, David & Charles. 1989, Second, Revised Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 306 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The bus industry is going through a period of rapid change, and this is best understood against the background of events, for decisions taken as long ago as 1916 still influence its structure, and the way busmen think about their function. There are many strands to the story, the longest taking us back to the appearance of the hackney carriage and the stage coach in the seventeenth century. There are the combine companies of the inter-war years, and their battle with the four main line railways for control of their services; there are the 'pirates', old and new; and there are the municipal transport fleets, stemming usually from tramway operations. We have to go to nineteenth century France for the origin of the name 'omnibus' itself. Professor Hibbs discusses the effect of technical advances on the provision of public services, and writes of ticket systems, timetables, fleet names and liveries, and some of the odder regulations that govern operations and the travelling public. There is an objective discussion of methods of licensing and control, and of the economic and political background of the bus operators. But this is the story of the men and women as well as motor vehicles; of shrewd pioneers, international financiers, trade unionists and well-known politicians. Not least it is the story of the crews on the buses, for whom the industry is not just a living, but a way of life as well. (This new edition includes a chapter that brings) the story from 1968 to 1988." Slight waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly along bottom edge, one minor chip, minor rubbing, very small area of light colour offset on inside surface. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 17349
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2090]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Buses, British Bus Services, London Combine, Transport, Transit, Road Traffic Act, Vehicles, Unions, Management, Designs, Coach, Scotland, Ireland, Railways, Nationalisation, Public Ownership, Planning, Finances, Structure, Technical Advances, Tickets, Ti

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