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MCKEAN, CHARLES.
The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction.
Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press. 1987. (ISBN: 0707304946) Soft Cover. 200 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, drawings, profiles, reproductions. "(R)aises questions concerning the nature and culture of Scotland between the Wars. What was the influence of nationalism? Why did so many people abandon tenements for bungalows? What were the politics behind the new Scottish Office in Edinburgh? Why were new factories built mainly for consumer industries? What was an 'atmospheric'? What, in short, was the spirit of the Scottish thirties? Quoting extensively from interviews, contemporary descriptions, and the literature of the period, Charles McKean gives an introduction to the Thirties through its buildings, with over 400 black-and-white and colour photographs and drawings." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - heavy bump to top front corner of book - migrates gradually to approx. page 90, very light soiling to bottom edge of text block, minor rubbing. Very Good-.
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Book number: 17119
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25.75 | JP¥ 3631]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Scottish, Scotland, 1930s, Architects, Culture, Churches, Empire Exhibition, Houses, Bungalows, Apartments, Council, Schools, Hospitals, Factories, Offices, Stores, Store Fronts, Hotels, Art Deco, Architectural Motifs, Scottish Culture, 20th Century Scotl

 
MCLACHLAN, IAN. FOREWORD BY LEN DEIGHTON.
Final Flights: Dramatic Wartime Incidents Revealed By Aviation Archaeology.
N.P. Patrick Stephens. 1989, Second Printing. (ISBN: 1852601221) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 256 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Within living memory men have flown and fought - and sometimes died - in the skies above Britain. They came from many nations - Britain, America, the British Commonwealth, occupied Europe - and their foes from Germany and its allies, equally determined and courageous. Sometimes when aircraft crashed or were shot down the remains would be quickly buried and forgotten in the turmoil of war. Decades later these wrecks can reveal their secrets to the expert investigator of wartime events, tactics and aerial battles and their excavation can serve as a tribute to the bravery and airmanship of the crews who flew them. Ian McLachlan's personal investigation of over 100 known crash sites has resulted in an outstanding collection of true stories behind some of the most fascinating wrecks. "Final Flights' makes gripping reading for young or old, enthusiast or non-expert alike." Cigarette odour, very light browning to edges o textblock. Dust jacket minor edge wrinkling, light browning on spine and at top edge. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 21506
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: World War Ii, Second, Air Operations, Royal Air Force, Raf, Fighter Aircraft, Aeroplanes, Pilots, Biography, Excavations, Archaeology, Dornier, Spitfire, Somerleyton, Wreckology, Wreckovery, P-47 Thunderbolts, B-17, Usaaf, Hurricanes, Aircrew, American, A

 
MCNIE, ALAN, COMPILED BY.
Clan Fraser. Extensively Revised.
Cascade, Jedburgh, Scotland, (1989), revised edition.. 34 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. Color plate (tartans) and sepiatone reproductions, maps. "..depicts a gripping - often grim - clan struggle set paradoxically amongst some of the world's most stunning scenery. The centuries are pushed back to chronicle the clan's exciting past. Giving visual impetus to this saga are numerous period illustrations..Clan maps - with a period setting - help clarify clan territory and its illustrious moments. Also the lives of some notable clansmen - spann ing the centuries and continents - are proudly portrayed.." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF.
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Book number: 12351
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1037]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Scottish Clans, Clan Fraser, Tartans, Scotland.

 
MERRIFIELD, RALPH.
London: City of the Romans.
London, B T Batsford. 1983, First Edition. (ISBN: 0713427450) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, plans, drawings, diagrams. "Under the Roman Empire, London became a major city - valuable to Rome as port, administrative capital and strategic base. But, despite spectacular discoveries such as that of the Temple of Mithras, the available evidence has been inconclusive on many of the basic questions that have puzzled generations of archaeologists and historians. Was there a pre-Roman London - and if not, why not? How exactly did the city develop during the four centuries of Roman occupation? What happened between 410 and 600, during the traditional 'Dark Ages'? Over the last ten years, however, the rescue excavations carried out in the City and in Southwark have produced a great deal more material evidence. By carefully correlating the archaeological discoveries, new and old, with the historical and numismatic evidence, it is possible to make some historical sense of the innumerable scraps of seemingly unconnected information. Recent excavations have also raised new questions: why were so many houses and workshops apparently abandoned in the later second century, and what is the mysterious dark earth that sometimes overlies their remains and underlies late Saxon and early medieval features? These and many other fascinating questions are probed by (the author) in his magesterial study of Roman London." Previous owner's small stamp mark on front pastedown, one small and one tiny corner bump with slight migration into adjacent pages. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 24202
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2593]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Bronze Age, Roman Conquest, Iron, Thames, Julius Caesar, Claudian, Londinium, Boudica, Classicianus, Forum, Governor's Palace, Forts, Public Baths, Ports, Hadrian, Roads, Antonine, Severan, Monuments, Carausius, Mint, Shadwell, Bastions, Soldiers, Roman L

 
MILANI, LOIS DARROCH.
Robert Gourlay, Gadfly. The Biography of Robert (Fleming) Gourlay, 1778-1863, Forerunner of the Rebellion of Upper Canada, 1837.
Thornhill, Ontario, Ampersand. 1971, First Edition. (ISBN: 0969044208) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 275 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w plates. Signed by author on title page. The date, 1971, is supplied in ink on copyright page. "Robert Gourlay has been adulated and scorned in three countries. He was involved in the tumult of the movement for political and social reform in Scotland and England (that has often been overshadowed by the French Revolution and war with Napoleon) and in the political protest in Upper Canada between the war of 1812 and the rebellion of 1837." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine, one small tear - several pieces of old tape on inside edges. Very Good/Good+. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 28188
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Absentee Landlords, Agricultural Societies, Agriculture, Ancaster, Ontario, Lord Henry Bathurst, Richard Beasley, John Benett, Jeremy Bentham, Barnabas Bidwell, Marshall S. Bidwell, D'arcy Boulton, Henry Boulton, Lord Henry Brougham, Sir Francis Burdett,

 
MILES, HAMISH.
Fair Perthshire.
London, John Lane / The Bodley Head. 1930, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: John McGhie. 184 pp, 10" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. 8 colour plates and 76 b&w illustrations (plates and line drawings in text). "(A) miscellany covering many sides of Perthshire's life, past and present; and author and artist have combined to portray the County not only as the summer visitor sees it, but also as it is in its unfrequented glens and villages and in the quiet seasons of the year. The Trossachs have often been described, but in these page the reader will learn also of the wealth of beauty and historic glamour that lie in other parts - in Rannoch and Athol, Glenshee, Glenlyon, or the Sma' Glen, in villages like Fortingal, Taymouth or Killin, and something too of unfamiliar Perthshire characters, like Struan Robertson, Neil Gow, the fiddler, or Charles Macintosh of Inver." Very light browning and a few foxing marks on one preliminary page, two small bumps to bottom edge/corner of pages, very light browning and a few tiny foxing marks to fore-edge and bottom edge of text block, small bump to bottom corners of boards and bottom edge of front board, three other tiny edge/corner bumps, very slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has edge wrinkling/creasing, small edge tears, a few very small and small edge chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good -/Good.
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Book number: 30189
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 33 | JP¥ 4668]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Scotland, Perthshire, Illustrated Books, John Mcghie, Glen Ogle, Rob Roy, Glasgow, Loch Katrine, Trossachs, Lochs, Callander, Soune Castle, Moray, Blair Drummond, Dunblane Cathedral, Archaeology, Carsebreck, Tullibardine, Glens, Glen Eagles, Scottish Hist

 
MILLION, IVOR R. FOREWORD BY LADY SIMON OF WYTHENSHAWE.
A History of Didsbury.
Didsbury Civic Society / E. J. Morten, Didsbury, Manchester, 1969, reprint.. 142 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "In this book the author presents the results of research he has made into the history of a more than usually interesting suburb of a great city (Manchester), based not so much on the work of earlier writers as on the inspection of original documents wherever they might have been. It was inevitable that a quest so detailed should have yielded a crop of original discoveries. How many people know that the artificial banks of the River Mersey date back to the thirteenth century; that armies of both Cavaliers and Roundheads mustered on the very land where Didsbury Library stands or that, in 1651, an army of invading Scots was routed on Didsbury Golf Course where many of them lie buried today? Mr. Million has taken nothing for granted and does not ask his readers to take anything on trust. His book is liberally provided with quotations from original sources, many of which have never previously been published. There ar e few districts in the country of which so comprehensive a history has been written." Gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, minor browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Du s t j a c k e t is price clipped has heavy edge wear/creasing, small chips and some tears, light browning, light to moderate rubbing, paper pull on front panel, faded color on spine and hinges. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: 21148
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Didsbury, Wilmslow Road, Churches, Schools, Houses, Lancashire, Manor, English Civil War, Georgian, Bamforth, Barlow Moor, Birley, Bolton Wood, Bland, Broome, Burnage, Cheadle, Egerton, Feilden, Fog Lane, Millgate, Fletcher Moss, Parrs, Palatine, Ri

 
MILLS, DAVID.
The Place-Names of Lancashire.
London, B.T. Batsford. 1986. (ISBN: 0713452366) Soft Cover. 154 pp, 8 7/16" H. "The place names of Lancashire are as fascinating as any in Britain, but until the appearance of this book, there had been none to which the interested layman could readily turn for an explanation of their origins and meaning. David Mills, who is a professional medievalist and philologist as well as being an amateur local historian, has made available for the local enthusiast, in a form that can be readily understood, the specialist work done by Eilert Ekwall and other scholars. In addition to the A-Z gazetteer of place names, Dr Mills provides extensive background information about the history, patterns of settlement, topography, administration and language of the country and explains the principles on which the gazetteer has been selected and arranged." Interior - previous owner's small notation, place, date and signature on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small bump at bottom of spine, a few small soft creases on covers. Very Good.
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Book number: 25442
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Gazetteers, Origins, Towns, Villages, French, Norse, Irish, Norwegian, Celtic, Scandinavian, Danish, Lancashire, Northern England, Local History, Place-Names, Topography, Settlement Patterns. 0713452366

 
MITCHELL, W.R.
Life on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. Anecdotes Collected from Railwaymen and Their Families.
Clapham, Dalesman. 1984, First Edition. (ISBN: 0852067739) Soft Cover. 96 pp, 8 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "(R)ailwaymen recall the busy, exciting days of the Settle-Carlisle line - 72 miles of engineering brilliance and scenic splendour, which began life as the Midland Company's fast, all-weather route to Scotland. Conditions were often bad. The company could be mean-minded towards its staff, expecially in the inter-war years, when a man might be sacked before the year's end and re-employed at the old terms shortly afterwards. Yet the workforce kept a strong spirit, a sense of pride and good humour." Content: An Introduction; The Permanent Way; On the Footplate; A Signalman's Life; Wild Weather; Station Staff; Garsdale Head; Tunnels and Viaducts; Bed and Work; Animals in Transit; A Railway at War; Footplate Tales; Random Memories. Interior - Xmas 2008 and signature on half-title page, small soft bump at top/bottom corners of pages, soft crease at fore-edge of last two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at fore-edge of rear cover, light wear at top of spine, tiny and small corner creases on covers, light rubbing. Good.
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Book number: 27899
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Carlisle, Crosby Garrett, Hellifield, Tracks, Buxton, Hawes, Blea Moor, Personal Reminiscences, Narratives, Garsdale, Steam Engines, Locomotives, Tunnel, Tunnels, Signalmen, Peak District, Grizeburn, Duchess of Hamilton, Junction Boxes, Aisgill, Snow, Den

 
MITFORD, MARY RUSSELL. INTRODUCTION BY RONALD BLYTHE. WOOD ENGRAVINGS BY JOAN HASSALL.
Our Village.
London, Folio Society. 1997. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Joan Hassall, wood engravings. 423 pp, 8vo (8" H) - quarter blue buckram with paper sides marbled by Anne Muir, endpapers and top edge of textblock dark green, in dark green slipcase. B&w illustrations. "Many of the sketches which form 'Our Village' were first published in various periodicals. They were first published in book form under the title 'Our Village' in five volumes which appeared between 1824 and 1832. This edition is a selection from the five-volume edition." Chapter headings include: Frost and Thaw; The First Primrose; The Cowslip Ball; A Country Cricket Match; The Copse; The Old Gypsy; A Christmas Party; The Two Valentines; A Country Apothecary; Our Maying; The Mole-Catcher; Cottage Names; Going to the Races; The Haymakers, etc. etc. Several small light soiling marks on bottom of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine.
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Book number: 25290
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Village Life, Rural, England, English, Violets, Cowslips, Primroses, Cricket, Aberleigh, Gipsies, Gipsy, Apothecary, Cottages, Dolls, China, Hannah Bint, Races, Rosedale, Matthew Shore, Harvest, Maying, Valentines, Rat Catching, Jack Hatch, Agricultural L

 
MOFFAT, GRAHAM.
The Pawky Scot.
Dundee, Valentine & Sons. 1928, First Edition. Card with dust jacket. Ill.: Arthur Moreland. 36 pp, 8 13/16" H, card covers (with gold lettering and decoration on front cover) in dust jacket. Tipped-in photographic frontispiece, b&w cartoons. Advertising sheet for 'Valentine's Books of Canny Tales' laid in. A collection of humorous stories on the Scottish character. Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wrinkling, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and tears - some with creases, old tape residue marks on inside surface, one tear archivally taped, very small closed puncture on front panel. Very Good/Fair.
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Book number: 21382
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Humour. Scots, Scottish, Scotland, Money, Spending, Thriftiness, Frugality, Frugal, Jokes, Pawkiness, Canny, Canniness. , Language, Dialect, Religion, Drink. Arthur Moreland.

 
MOIR, SCOTT, EDITOR. (J.E. COOKSON, K.W. SCHWEIZER, GEORGE M. BRUNSDEN, ANDREW D. NICHOLLS, SCOTT MOIR.)
Scottish Tradition. Volume 24. 1999.
Guelph, Ontario, Canadian Association for Scottish Studies. 1999. Soft Cover. 133 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H). Articles: Scotland's National Monument, 1816-1828; Neglected Source Materials on the Jacobite Risings; Religious Stalwarts: Knox's Presbyterian helps shape the character of early Galt (Ontario); "Pillars of the Authority of Princes": Reflections on the Employment of Bishops in the British Isles in the Reign of James IV/I; Collections Update: Hope's Major Practicks and the Study of Scots Law. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at top of spine, very tiny stain on top of text block, very small faint stain on front cover, some waviness to covers and adjacent pages near spine. Very Good.
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Book number: 20658
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.5 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1297]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Jacobites, Jacobite Risings, Knox Presbyterian Church, Galt, Ontario, Bishops, James I, Vi, Scots, Law, Scottish, Scotland, National Monument.

 
(ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MONUMENTS, ENGLAND)
An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of Oxford.
His Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1949, reprint.. i-xxxiii, 243 pp, 4to, HC (burgundy cloth w/coat of arms in gold on front panel). A concise historical statement and pictorial record of the city. Every college, chruch and ancient building or monument has been inspected and a record made of the e ssential facts relating to each one. Illus. with many photo. reproductions, plans, fold-out plans and a large location map in rear pocket. Boards have a few light scuffs and finger print marks. Dj has 1" x 1" piece missing from botto m o f s p i n e . Spine of dj is browned, has a few closed tears, light chipping and light soiling. VG/G+.
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Book number: 371
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 53.75 | £UK 47.75 | JP¥ 6743]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: England, Monuments, Historical Monuments, Oxford, Colleges, Churhes, Ancient Buildings, Architecture, Universities, Ecclesiastical Buildings.

 
MOORE, LUCY.
Amphibious Thing: The Life of Lord Hervey.
London, Viking. 2000, First Edition. (ISBN: 067087986X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 376 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Colour plates. "Lord Hervey was one of the most controversial figures of the Georgian age. The consummate courtier - strikingly handsome, elegant and witty - he was both the favourite of the Queen and right-hand man to Walpole. Painted by Hogarth, satirized by Fielding and Pope, and confidant of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hervey counted among his friends and enemies some of the most brilliant men and women of the age. Yet for all his hard-won fame, there was a scandalous private side to Hervey. He was certainly a rake (rumour had it that he shared a mistress with the Prince of Wales), but such behaviour was quite normal among the eighteenth-century aristocracy. Less usual, however, was his ten-year affair with another man. From the outset, Hervey was fascinated by Stephen Fox. His engaging, delightfully witty letters reveal the depth of their passion for one another, and the lengths to which they were driven in order to escape detection. Finally, theirs became an 'open secret', one of many factors that was to contribute to Hervey's downfall. In this entertaining and wonderfully observed biography, Lucy Moore brings to life an entire age, with its shimmering artifice and its poisonous deceit, its highly wrought melodrama and its grand passions." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Near Fine/Very Good+.
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Book number: 27455
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1815]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Francesco Algarotti, Anne, Princess Royal, Augusta Saxe-Gotha, Bath, Lord Bolingbroke, Bristol, Elizabeth Hervey, Baron, Princess Caroline, Queen, Lord Chesterfield, House Commons, Court Life, Craftsman, William Duke Cumberland, Charlotte Digby, George Bu

 
MOORE, PETER.
Damn His Blood: Being a True and Detailed History of the Most Barbarous and Inhumane Murder at Oddingley and the Quick and Awful Retribution.
London, Chatto & Windus. 2012, First Edition. (ISBN: 9780701186449) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 364 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The brutal murder of the Reverend George Parker in the secluded village of Oddingley on Midsummer's Day in 1806 gripped everyone from the Home Secretary in London to newspapermen across the country. It was a strange and stubborn case. The investigation lasted more than two decades, involving multiple inquests, judges and coroners, each more determined than the last to solve Oddingley's most gruesome crime - or crimes, as it turned out. (This) is a fascinating glimpse into English rural life at the beginning of the nineteenth century, so often epitomised by the civilised drawing rooms of Jane Austen or the rural idylls of Constable. England was exhausted and nervous, dogged by Pitt's war taxes, mounting inflation and the lingering threat of a French invasion. Violence was rife, particularly in rural communities where outsiders were regarded with deep suspicion. With a cast of characters straight out of Hardy, 'Damn His Blood' is a nail-biting true story of brutality, greed and ruthlessness which brings an elusive society vividly back to life.". Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 27864
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: True Crime, Murder, Richard Allen, Eugene Aram, Bailiffs, George Banks, John Barnett, Birmingham, Bromsgrove Fair, Charles Burton, John Chellingworth, Church Farm, Church Lane, Thomas Clewes, Reverend Robert Clifton, Constables, Crowle, John Curwood, Tave

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