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PARKINSON, ROGER.
Moore of Corunna.
St. Albans, Hart-Davis, MacGibbon. 1976, First Edition. (ISBN: 0246107553) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 245 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Of all British generals who claim the admiration of future generations, Sir John Moore perhaps most truly embodies the ideal of the perfect leader. His courage, tactical brilliance, decisiveness, incorruptibility, and gift for firing the spirits of his men in battle were combined with a conscientious regard for the authority of his government at home - even when its dictates were at odds with his own sense of the military realities. Roger Parkinson portrays, with a vitality that matches his subject, Moore's extraordinary career: from the first taste of action against the rebel in America to his early personal triumphs against the French in Corsica, Holland and Egypt. Then came the clouds of controversy; Moore's involvement in uneasy and dangerous relationships with local authorities in Corsica, Sicily and Sweden brought criticism as well as fame, and foreshadowed the tragic role he would play in the Peninsular War. The desperate retreat to Corunna and the last heroic stand against Napoleon's armies are movingly and dramatically told. Dominating the tumult of events and intrigues is the character of a man in whom 'exertions amongst dangers and difficulties is preferred to idleness', whose private feelings were subordinated to loyalty to his country and the passionate love of his profession; a restrained eighteenth century gentleman who gave a captured French commander his own sword to make him feel more comfortable, and who continued to ask as the last life ebbed from his body, 'Are the French beaten?'." Book slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top of spine, small very light stain on text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, one tiny edge tear, light liquid stain at bottom inside spine. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 23449
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1815]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Sir John Moore, Castlereagh, Abercrombie, Alexandria, David Baird, Corunna, Egypt, Ireland, Napoleon, Henry Paget, Portugal, Spain, Stanhope, Sweden, Gustavus, Wellesley, Soult, Salamanca, Lisbon, Madrid, Koehler, Dundas, Cornwallis, Castanos, Napoleonic

 
BROCK, GEORGE; LUSTIG, ROBERT; MARKS, LAURENCE; PARKER, ROBERT; SEALE, PATRICK. WITH MAUREEN MCCONVILLE. INTRODUCED BY JOHN LE CARRE. RESEARCHED BY PAUL LASHMAR. EDITED BY DONALD TRELFORD.
Siege: Six Days at the Iranian Embassy.
London, Macmillan. 1980. (ISBN: 0333309510) Mass Market Paperback. 144 pp. B&w photographs. "A Bank Holiday, so everyone was home for the first live political siege to be televized on British soil - a sensitive, deeply patriotic nation deprived of the fun of war and the status of a Great Power - A hit team of black-uniformed frogmen roping down the side of an embassy, Action Man personified, stepping off the back of our cereal packets and performing the impossible." From the introduction. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny light stain on page 33, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, a few soft creases on covers, very light browning to edges of text block. Good+.
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Book number: 25318
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1037]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Gholam Ali Afouz, Bani-Sadr, Cobra, Jimmy Carter, Faisal, Muhammad Hashir Faruqi, Simeon Harris, Mustapha Karkouti, Trevor Lock, Khuzestan, Ayatollah Khomeini, Abbas Lavasani, David Mcnee, Sas, Oan, Margaret Thatcher, William Whitelaw, Zulu Control, Londo

 
PEACOCKE, MARGUERITE D.
The Story of Buckingham Palace: The Royal Home Through Seven Reigns.
London, Odhams. 1951. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 288 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, plans. "(T)ells the story of Buckingham Palace through the reigns of seven British monarchs, describing how and why it was built and the purposes for which it has been used since its foundation. It traces the history of the Palace from its earliest origins as the private home of Sir William Blake, erected in 1623 on a site that was formerly the scene of a rowdy, disreputable pleasure-garden. And it reacalls three centuries of replanning and rebuilding from which emerged the Palace that today is the premier residence of the British Royal Family. This is not the impersonal history of a building - it is the warm, human story of all the people who, through the years, have helped to make the Palace what it is today - from architects to ambassadors, from statesmen to stonemasons, from kings and queens to kitchen maids and cabinet-makers." 1 1/2" split to paper on inside front hinge, some very light browning to endpapers, slight small bump to corners, light foxing marks on edges of textblock, very light browning to edges of spine and boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small tears and one small chip, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, small crease on front flap and rear panel. Good/Good-.
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Book number: 12846
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Buckingham Palace, Royal Family, Palaces, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, British, Architects, King George, Mary, World War Ii, Balcony, Balls, John Nash, Picture Gallery, Princess Royal, Duke Kent, State Apartments, Private, Pets, Duke of Edinburgh, Monar

 
CUNNINGTON, PHILLIS AND LUCAS, CATHERINE. WITH ALAN MANSFIELD.
Occupational Costume in England from the Eleventh Century to 1914.
London, Adam & Charles Black. 1967, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 427 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with drawings, reproductions and photographs. "(This book) fills a wide gap in the history of costume, since former books on the subject have concentrated on the fashions of the more leisured classes (a minority) rather than on the clothes worn by people at work. The occupations covered include those of outdoor manual worker, tradesmen, craftsmen, miners, seamen, public and domestic servants. In describing working clothes, the authors show that they gradually evolved from a comparative uniformity in medieval times to a later rich variety related to particular occupations. (An) entertaining book for the general reader as well as a source of historically accurate information for teachers and students of social history, theatrical producers and all interested in the dress of working men and women through the centuries." Chapter headings: Introduction; Worker on the Land; Seamen and Fisherfolk; Miners, Coal Carriers, Navvies; Tradesmen and Craftsmen Part 1 (Carpenters / Paper Caps / Builders / Smiths / Textile Workers / Tailors); Tradesmen and Craftsmen Part 2 (Butchers / Millers, Bakers and Cooks / Liquor Trade / Street Vendors); Household Servants - Men; Household Servants - Women; Transport (Railways / Cabbies and Cads, Bus and Tram Crews); Postal Service and Stage Coaches; Police; Firemen; Miscellaneous Servants of the Public (Dustmen / Chimney-sweeps / Linkboys / Lamplighters / District Messengers / Barbers); Medical Profession (Barber-surgeons / Physicians / Surgeons and Hygiene / Quacks / Apothecaries / Nurses); Evolution of Protective Clothing; Some Special Relations of Clothing to Work (Clothing in Relation to Carrying / Sartorial Symbols / Costume for Advertisement / The Rationale of Irrational Clothes); Bibliography and List of Museums; Souces of Figures; Index. Light browning and some foxing on endpapers - mostly front endpaper, light browning to edges of text block, slight fading to colour of spine and also a very small light stain, very light edge wear, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, slight browning to board edges, scattered tiny water marks on top of text block causing colour fading. Dust jacket is price clipped, has edge browning, edge wear/wrinking with several small tears and chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. Good+/Good.
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Book number: 30571
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 33 | £UK 29.5 | JP¥ 4149]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Clothing, Fashion, Working Class, England, Agricultural Workers, Sailors, Seamen, Fishing, Fishermen, Tradesmen, Craftsmen, Carpenters, Builders, Smiths, Textile Workers, Weavers, Tailors, Butchers, Millers, Bakers, Cooks, Liquor Trade, Street Vendors, Se

 
PICARD, LIZA. INTRODUCED BY JENNY UGLOW.
Restoration London: Everyday Life in London, 1660-1670.
London, Folio Society. 2012. Hard Cover. 320 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), maroon cloth blocked in gilt with design by Neil Gower - in slipcase. Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. Chapter headings: London; The Houses; Interiors; Gardens, Parks and Open Spaces; Communications; Medicine and Dentistry; Clothes, Jewellery, Cosmetics, Hairdressing, Washing and So On; Housework, Laundry and Shopping; Cooking, Meals, Food and Drink; Sex; The Household; Education, Literacy and Speech; Hobbies, Excursions, Family Occasions and Etiquette; Divers Events and Acts in the Law; Money, Poverty and Class; Religion and Popular Beliefs; The World Picture; Epilogue. Fine.
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Book number: 27337
USD 27.50 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2853]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Streets, Water Supply, Pollution, Waste Disposal, Noise, Treswell's Surveys, Treswell, Newcourt, Maps, Buildings, Building Materials, Interior Decorating, Heating Lighting, Furniture, Furnishings, Gardens, Royal Parks, Pleasure, Open Spaces, Communication

 
POOLEY, ERNEST, SIR.
The Guilds of the City of London. Britain in Pictures Series.
William Collins, London, 1945, first edition.. 48 pp, 9" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 19 b&w illustrations. "Much of the early character of the Trade Guilds has gone, insofar as it related to the control of the trade, the strict organisation of apprentices and master craftsme n, the sale and distribution of goods; although some Companies, such as the Fishmongers' which continues to manage the great market at Billingsgate, are still closely connected with their original trade. The Companies still maintain their a n c i e n t c eremonies and take responsibility for considerable works of charity and benevolence and for the support of schools and colleges, such as the Merchant Taylor's, St. Paul's, Oundle, Tonbridge, and many others. The annual Lord Mayor' s S ho w is t he o n e occasion in the year when the ordinary public is made vividly aware of the active existence of the City Companies but their work goes on throughout the year and readers of this book will learn not only the origins of the Co mp ani es an d t hei r h ist or y but will also undertand what they now contribute to the life of the City and the country as a whole. Three tiny foxing marks on free front endpaper, very light edge wear, tiny scuff on front board, tiny foxing mark s o n to p o f t extb lock , li ght bro wn ing to edges of textblock, tiny bump to bottom of front hinge area, very light rubb marks on rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small closed tear, browning on spine. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 19443
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Guilds, Trades, Associations, City London, Guildhall, Halls, Coopers, Skinners, Barber-Surgeons, Drapers, Coats of Arms, Fishmongers, Lord Mayors, Processions, Irish Plantations, Ulster, Virginia, Loving Cups, Haberdashers, Cutlers, Grocers, Almshou

 
PRESTIGE, G.L.
St Paul's in Its Glory: A Candid History of the Cathedral, 1831-1911.
S.P.C.K. London, 1955, first edition.. 262 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "When Sydney Smith was admitted to a Canonry at St Paul's in October, 1831 'the two most conspicuous features of the Cathedral were vast emptiness and encompassing dirt'. The eighty y ears which followed, until Gregory relinquished the deanery in 1911, were a period of immense changes in the life, operation, and embellishment of St Paul's. To every aspect of this reformation the author has brought a thorough knowledge o f C a t h e d r al records, fine judgement, and agility in exposition. Much of the work is necessarily concerned with the mechanics of operating a great Church. Here and throughout the book the treatment is not only lucid but entertaining..As w el l a s le ar ni ng t o understand the problems of Cathedral finance or the organization of the Choir School, we discover, for example, how the restive horses of Queen Victoria's carriage were pacified during the Diamond Jubilee Service of 189 7. Dr P res ti ge' s s tud ies of the remarkable men who guided and served the affairs of St Paul's in these years show real depth and insight." Light soiling to edges of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light ed ge wear - main ly at t op/b otto m of spi ne and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, two very small tears with creases at top of rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, very light rubbing on front panel, browning to s pin e and fl ap-fo lds . Ve ry Go od+/V ery G ood.
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Book number: 18339
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: St Paul's Cathedral, Cathedrals, London, Sydney Smith, Hale, Administration, Milman, Gregory, Finances, Dome, Decoration, Choirs, Music, Stainer, Virgers, Religion, Architecture, Henry Scott Holland, Bishop Bloomfield, Churches.

 
PRESTWICH, MICHAEL.
Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience.
New Haven, Yale University Press. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 0300064527) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 396 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)e-creates the real experience of medieval warfare, examining how men of all ranks of society were recruited, how troops were fed, supplied and deployed, the development of new weapons, and the structures of military command. (The author) challenges many common assumptions about medieval warfare. He shows that medieval commanders were capable of far more sophisticated strategy than is usually assumed: spies were an important part of the machinery of war, and the destruction of crops and burning of villages were part of a deliberate plan to force a foe to negotiate, rather than an indication of lack of discipline. Sieges, often lengthy and expensive, were more prevalent than physical battles. And in actual engagement the mounted knight was never as dominant as is often supposed: even in the twelfth century, many battles were won by unmounted men. Written by a leading scholar of the period and rich with anecdote and illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the social history of war in the Middle Ages." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 29431
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2593]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Great Britain, Plantagenets, Military Art, Military Scienc, England, Armies, Medieval Warfare, Infantry, Mercenaries, Strategies, Intelligence, Chivalry, Logistics, Navy, Siege Warfare, Battles, Agincourt, Alnwick, Anglesey, Archers, Geoffrey Baker, Banno

 
PRIESTLEY, J.B., INTRODUCTION. TEXT BASED ON ARTICLES BY J.K. CLAYTON.
Manchester - Heart of the Industrial North.
Manchester, Manchester Chamber of Commerce. 1937. Hard Cover. Ill.: Arnold Radcliffe and L.G. McKibbin, water colour sketches. 48 pp, 9 5/16" H. Brown suede-covered boards. Lacks original metal label on front cover, but bears a ghost impression. 12 full-page colour illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Traditional; Commercial; Industrial; Financial; Navigational; Educational; Municipal; Medical; Cultural; Social; Recreational; Acknowledgements. Book very slightly cracked at three places but holding firmly, tiny bump to top corner of last few pages, bump and wear at top corner of rear board, tiny bump at other corners of boards, suede is rubbed and soiled colour illustrations are bright. Good reading copy only.
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Book number: 21158
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Manchester, Northern England, English Cities, Industrial, Chetham's Hospital, Royal Exchange, Architecture, Chamber Commerce, Cotton Mills, Industry, King Street, Financial District, Docks, Ports, Ship Canals, Trafford Park, University, Education, R Arnol

 
MORGAN, PRYS AND THOMAS, DAVID.
Wales: The Shaping of a Nation.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, (1984).. 272 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071538418X B&w photos and maps. "Here is a long-awaited general and cultural history of Wales, a fascinating introduction to the country in all its key aspects. Both authoritative and attractively written it isolates the distinctive themes that have shaped the characteristics of the nation and which to this day distinguish it strongly from its powerful neighbour, England.." Minor rubbing to boards, two minor shallow dints on rear board, two very slight corner bumps, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, ghost tape marks and tiny paper pull on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has ghost tape marks on fore-edge of front flap, two very small closed tears (archivally taped) and tiny mark on fore-edge of rear flap, light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, faint small stain at bottom inside of spine. Very good-/Very Good-.
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Book number: 10489
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2593]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Wales, Welsh, Language, Names, Rural, Industrialisation, Church, Chapel, Brecon, Caernarfon, Cardiff, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Coalfields, Coal, Eisteddfod, Glamorgan, Gwynedd, Powys, Neath, Swansea, University of Wales.

 
JUNIUS. PSEUDONYM.
Junius: Including Letters By the Same Writer, Under Other Signatures (Now First Collected). To Which Are Added, His Confidential Correspondence with Mr Wilkes, and His Private Letters Addressed to Mr H.S. Woodfall. (the Letters of Junius. )
London, George Routledge and Sons. 1878. Full-Leather. 524 pp, 7" H. Medium brown leather binding, spine with five raised bands, gilt decoration, black leather title label with gilt lettering, gilt borders to boards, gilt crest (Vniversitatis Collegivm Apvd Torontonenses) on front board. All eges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Title page continues: "With a Preliminary Essay, Notes, Fac-similes, &c.". B&w frontispiece, 5 fold-out facsimile letters. Junius' letters, written between 1769-1772, were an attack on Whig politicians of the day whom he believed to be guilty of corruption and immorality. He also wrote to make the public aware of their historical and constitutional rights as well as in the cause of democracy, and in support of freedom of speech and the press. Large contemporary presentation book plate on front pastedown with light foxing, light browning to pages and fold-outs, four fold-outs have some fold tears archivally taped (up to 2"), some waviness to top half of pages up to approx. page 160 more at beginning of book, foxing on preliminary pages and on the last few pages of book, light edge wear to boards, 1/2" high water stain across bottom of rear board. Very Good-.
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Book number: 30581
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25.75 | JP¥ 3631]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Junius, 18th Century English Correspondence, Letters, Historical Rights, Constitutional Rights, English Politics, Politicians, Augustus Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton, Corruption, Corrupt Officials, Corrupt Politicians, Political Corruption, Whigs, Willia

 
PUSHMAN, MURIEL GANE.
One Family's War.
Stroud, Gloucestershire, Tempus. 2000. (ISBN: 075242002X) Soft Cover. 128 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "(A) real-life saga highlighting the trials and tribulations experienced by one family during the Second World War. The story is told by Muriel, the eldest daughter, who was eighteen when war broke out in 1939. The household initially consists of Sir Irving Gane and his Canadian wife, Monty (from Bowmanville, Ontario), Audrey and Diana (middle and youngest daughters), Flo the nanny and her sister, Nellie, the cook, with many and varied family pets completing the picture. Each and every one of them does their bit towards the war effort, though in very different ways. Everyday life changes beyond all recognition as the war progresses with the family learning to cope with everything from the hardship of rationing to the terror of air raids. The household grows at the beginning of the war, with evacuees, military personnel and many others finding a warm welcome at the farm, then declines as the war ends with two of the daughters leaving home to follow their foreign servicemen husbands to distant shores. Over the six years of war many incidents occur, from the momentous to the mundane. All are related in a warm and loving style. Illnesses suffered, marriages made and new children brought into the world are but a few of the events endured and enjoyed while the world continues at war. This slice of one family's history reminds us of the many important roles which women performed during the war. Their initiative, energy and determination played a large, though sometimes overlooked, part in winning the war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - crease at top corner of rear cover. Very Good+.
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Book number: 18832
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Families, Family Life, Second World War, World War Ii, Sir Irving Gane, Monty, Audrey, Diana, Flo, Nellie, Servants, Rationing, Air Raids, Civilians, Evacuees, Farms, Illness, Marriages, Housewives, Wartime, Social History, Mid 20th Century Britain, Domes

 
AINSWORTH, C.J.; RATCLIFFE-DENSHAM, H.B.A.; BREEZE, DAVID J.; BOWMAN, ALAN K.; DRINKWATER, J.F.; FRERE, S.S.; ST. JOSEPH, J.K.; HIND, J.G.F.; HODDER, IAN; HOGG, A.H.A.; RAE, ALAN; SIMPSON, GRACE; TOMLIN, ROGER; WACHER, J.S.; WILSON, D.R.; ET AL.
Britannia: A Journal of Romano-British and Kindred Studies. Volume 5 1974. (Volume V - 1974. )
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1974.. 519 pp + 44 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Spectroscopy and a Roman Cremation from Sompting, Sussex; The Roman Fortl et at Barburgh Mill, Dumfriesshire; Roman military records from Vindolanda; Coin-hoards and the chronology of the Gallic Emperors; The Roman fortress at Longthorpe; Agricola's Fleet and Portus Trucculensis; Some Marketing Models for Romano- B r i t i s h c oarse pottery; The Llantwit Major Villa; a reconsideration of the evidence; The Roman Fort at Cramond, Edinburgh: excavations 1954-66; Haltwhistle Burn, Corstopitum and the Antonine Wall: a reconsideration; The date of the 'Barbaria n Co ns pi ra cy '; Vi llae in Urbibus?; Romano-British Villas from the Air; Types of late Belgic and early Romano-British Pottery-kilns in the Nene valley; Carpow and Caracalla; Notes: A Coin of Tasciovanus - The end of Ermine Street at the Humber - Le ad Sea lin g f rom Old Winteringham - A Note on the Broadbridge Head - A Marble Cockerel from the Bradwell Roman villa - A Coin of Valentinian III from Wroxter - Some recent finds of late Roman Buckles - A Christian Monogram from Richboroug h; Roma n B rita in i n 19 73: S ites Explored - Inscriptions - Appendix. The Vindolanda writing tablets; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - tiny dint on first few pages, small red ink line at bottom of first pag e, sm all bump to fo re-ed ge o f appro x, first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, minor edge wear, smalll bump at top of front hinge, bump at fore-edge of front cover, soft cre asin g on t op h alf o f fron t cove r, sm al l corn er creases on front cover. Very Good-.
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Book number: 20037
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 33 | JP¥ 4668]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Archaeology, Excavations, Roman-Britain, Forts, Fortifications, Fortresses, Walls, Villas, Coins, Coinage, Ermine Street, Buckles, Inscriptions, Pottery Kilns, Agricola, Ships, Gallic, Burials, Barbarian Conspiracy, Coin-Hoards, Vindolanda, Bradwell

 
RAMSAY, DEAN.
Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character.
London / Edinburgh, T.N. Foulis. 1912, Sixteenth Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Henry W. Kerr, R.S.A. 370 pp + (6) pp publisher's advertisements, 8 1/4" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 16 tissue-covered, tipped in colour plates, including frontispiece - all present. Pastedown colour illustration on front of dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Introductory; On Religious Feeling and Religious Observances; On Old Scottish Conviviality; On the Old Scottish Domestic Servant; On Humour Proceeding from Scottish Language, Including Scottish Proverbs; On Scottish Stories of Wit and Humour; Conclusion; Appendix; Index. Book has a light cigarette odour, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, small bump with varying creasing/damage at fore-edge of pages 57 to 119, very small area of damage or hole at top corner of last four page leaves and rear free endpaper, some text pages and some tissue pages have very light browning in margins, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small bump at bottom of spine, very light edge wear, two small shallow dents on spine, 1" bump/dent to fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has edge wear/creases/chips; heavy browning and small red stain on spine; light browning on flap-folds and at edges; small area of damage to edge of colour plate on front panel, waviness to front panel around pastedown picture, protected in a mylar sleeve. Good-/Fair.
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Book number: 30594
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Scotland, Scots, Scottish Life, Religion, Religious Observances, Conviviality, Social Life, Domestic Servants, Humour, Humor, Scottish Language, Proverbs, Wit, Kirk, Weavers, Shepherds, Lairds, Churches, Erskine, Funerals, Parish Idiots, Sir Walter Scott,

 
REDMONDS, GEORGE.
Christian Names in Local and Family History.
Kew, Richmond, National Archives. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 190336552X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 190 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, tables. "Surnames have long provided key links in historical research. This ground-breaking work shows that English christian names are also significant for those researching local communities and family history - and that they are a fascinating topic in their own right. Did you know, for instance, that the names Philip and Thomas were once used for girls? Or that there was a woman called Diot Coke in 1379? When George Redmonds became intrested in christian names, he found that information on his own name in dictionaries was contradicted by local records - and that the standard works' emphasis on etymology only give part of the story. Half a lifetime's research has convinced him that every christian name has a 'pedigree', which can be regional, local or even centred on one family. Here he explores the implications of this for both amateur and academic historians. Drawing on examples from Anne to Zaccheus, he covers a wealth of topics including the stabilisation of first names as surnames; the influence of individuals, parents, godparents and communities on naming; the popularity of names over the last 700 years; and more recent changes in naming practice. He challenges many published assumptions - and offers new insights into the customs and attitudes of our ancestors from the Middle Ages to the present day." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front panel. Near Fine/Very Good+.
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Book number: 20157
USD 29.95 [Appr.: EURO 24.75 | £UK 22 | JP¥ 3107]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Christian Names, First, Parents, Godparents, Twelfth Century, Saints, Foreign, Legends, Literature, Surnames, Customs, Traditions, Family, Biblical, Gender, English, Popular, Agnes, Paul, Nicholas, William, Walter, Thomas, Simon, Robert, Mary, Martin, Eng

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