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REES, PHILIP.
Fascism in Britain: An Annotated Biblography.
Hassocks, Sussex, Harvester Press. 1979, First Edition. (ISBN: 0855279117) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 243 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "This new, extremely comprehensive annotated reference work covers the history of British fascism from its beginnings in 1923 to the present time (early 1977). This is the first bibliography to cover British fascism, and is intended to provide a source book for the study of the subject and of Sir Oswald Mosley. It begins with the foundation of the British fascisti by Rotha Linton-Orman in 1923 and is fully up-to-date. Philip Rees's aim has been to include as wide as possible a range of publications including the actual literature of the various movements, the opinions of contemporaries concerning these groups and their members, and later, more objective works. " Very light edgewear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny light specks on front board. Dust jacket has minor edgewear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 18495
USD 32.50 [Appr.: EURO 27 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3371]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Fascism, Britain, Bibliographies, Law, Public Order, Anti-Semitism, Lancashire, Anti-Fascism, Buf, William Joyce, National Socialist League, Sir Oswald Mosley, Radical Right, Intellectual, Periodicals, Meetings, Front, Union, Fascists, Politics, Political

 
REES, KENNETH CLARE. SIGNED.`
The Spirit of Gower.
Swansea, R & S Brown. 1991. (ISBN: 0948891033) Stapled in Wraps. 36 pp + ads, 8 1/16" H. B&w photographs, double-page centre map. Signed by author on title page. "The Gower Peninsula was the first area in Britain to be designated as being of outstanding natural beauty in 1956 and it is on the many walks in the Gower countryside that this may best be appreciated." The author gives a brief description of some of the history of the area and sights to be seen while exploring on foot and by car. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling and rubbing. Very Good. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 22045
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1037]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Gower Peninsula, Wales, Mumbles, Islands, Swansea Bay, Clyne, Churches, Walks, Oxwich, Worm's Head, Rhossili, Saints, Villages, Signed Books. 0948891033

 
REESE, M.M.
The Royal Office of Master of the Horse.
Threshold Books, London, (1976).. 360 pp, 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0901366900 Richly illustrated with 40 pages of color and over 200 monochrome plates. The first book to be published about this great office of the Royal Household which had its beginning o ver a thousand years ago. It traces the story of the Master and his dept. from obsure origins in Pre-Saxon times to the organization of the Royal Mew today. Dust jacket has gold embossed emblem on front cover of horse head and border wit h d e c o r a t ion and lion's heads. Slight fading to color on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few small closed tears - one at 1/1/2" - all archivally taped, minor delamination at edges, label mark/resi du e a t bo tt om o f front flap. Very Good+/Very Good-.
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Book number: 22442
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 24.75 | £UK 22 | JP¥ 3112]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Horses, Queen Elizabeth Ii, Royal Mews, Master of the Horse, Royal Offices, Horsemanship, Horsemen, Royalty, Riding, English History.

 
SCOLLINS, RICHARD AND TITFORD, JOHN.
Ey Up, Mi Duck! Part Two. An Affectionate Look at the Speech, History and Folklore of Ilkeston, Derbyshire and the Erewash Valley.
Ilkeston, Scollins & Titford. 1979, Reprint. (ISBN: 0950529214) Soft Cover. 64 pp, 8 3/16" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Regular Features of the Erewash Valley Dialect; The Ilson Cross Dressing; Local Place Names - The Erewash Valley Area; Ilkeston Fair; Local Pubs; Glossary ; Bibliography. Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and rear hinge, minor browning to edges of textblock and edges of rear cover, a few small yellow stains on covers, small corner crease on rear cover, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good-.
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Book number: 21352
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Derbyshire, Ilkeston, Erewash Valley, Language, Dialect, English, Vocabulary, Grammar, Baths, Local, Place Names, Fair, Pubs, Glossaries, Childhood, Threats, Humour. 0950529214

 
ROBERTSON, DAVID.
The King's School Gloucester.
Phillimore, (London, 1974), first edition.. 218 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The King's School continues an educational tradition that has lasted more than 900 years, with only one short break between the dissolution of the medieval Abbey of St. Peters and Henry VIII's establishment of the present school as part of the new Cathedral Church in 1545. A monastic school was well established when Abbot Serlo arrived in 1072, followed by an Almonry School which flourished up to the Dissolution. Through out the 17th and 18th centuries it was one of England's principal grammar schools, to which were sent the sons not only of leading Gloucestershire families but also of families of distinction from all over the country. The 19th century and the early years of this saw the School facing severe financial problems, but their eventual solution by the Ministry of Education and the Church Commissioners has led to revival and rapid expansion in recent years. Former pupils include many men who have achieved positions of national importance, including the joint founders of the Sunday School movement, one of the founders of Methodism, several bishops and an Archbishop of Canterbury, a famous explorer, and the compo ser of the American National Anthem. In these days of widespread questioning of teaching practices, Mr. Robertson's book will be of interest to historians and educationalists as an account of a school which has managed to maintain tradition and high standards over many centuries and to combine them with the most modern teaching." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, light browning to parts of endpapers, minor rub marks on front board, tiny speck on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price sticker on front flap, tiny tear and wrinkling at top of spine, several heavy creases down fore-edge of flaps, very light rubbing and soiling on rear panel. VG+/G.
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Book number: 16191
USD 30.95 [Appr.: EURO 25.75 | £UK 22.75 | JP¥ 3211]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Schools, Education, King's School, Gloucester, Monastic, Almonry, Henry, English Civil War, Maurice Wheeler, Joseph Gegg, Evans, Hugh Fowler, Old Boys, Gillespy, Noott, Masters, Ushers, Grammar, Traditions, Thomas Rich, Blue Coat, Paddock House, Cha

 
ROBINSON, JOHN MARTIN.
Royal Palaces: Windsor Castle - a Short History.
London, Michael Joseph / Royal Collection. 1996. (ISBN: 071814158X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 144 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Continuously used by British monarchs since the Middle Ages, Windsor Castle is an architectural epitome of the nation's history. Its skyline of battlements, turrets and the great Round Tower is instantly recognizable throughout the world. In this book, which includes over 150 colour illustrations, architectural historian John Martin Robinson describes the history of this most splendid and significant of European royal palaces. From its beginnings as a Norman defensive fortification, medieval expansion converted the Castle into a vast Gothic palace, of which St George's Chapel is the principal surviving architectural glory. Charles II reconstructed the Upper Ward, employing architect Hugh May and craftsmen such as Verrio and Grinling Gibbons to create new baroque state apartments. With subsequent remodelling by George IV and his architect Jeffry Wyatville, this was transformed again into a truly magnificent palace that became the principal seat of the monarchy. In Queen Victoria's reign the social life of the Castle settled into a pattern which is familiar today. Windsor is the setting for royal family life, state visits of foreign monarchs and the annual celebration of the Order of the Garter, one of the oldest orders of Christian chivalry, and one with which the Castle is specially associated. This fascinating story of the Castle includes the acquisition by successive monarchs of its artistic treasures, such as the Old Master drawings and French decorative art, that now form an incomparable part of the Royal Collection." Small bump to top corner of both boards, bottom of spine bumped. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of flap-folds and at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 22750
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25.75 | JP¥ 3631]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Windsor Castle, Castles, Royal Family, British, History, Middle Ages, Medieval, Charles Ii, George Iii, Iv, Queen Victoria, Kings, Queens, Elizabeth, Fires, Architecture, Furnishings, Architectural Details, Fortifications, St. George's Chapel, Palaces, Ro

 
ROSS, JOSEPHINE.
Kings & Queens of Britain.
London, Artus. 1982. (ISBN: 1898799067) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 192 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "This lively account of the reigns of the kings and queens of England and Scotland is a capsule history of Britain studded with a vast variety of facts both well-known and obscure. While it is no surprise to read in these pages that Henry VIII had a marital record unequalled in the history of the British monarchy, it is less common knowledge that not one but two kings were crowned in England in the year 1066. American schoolchildren to this day are unlikely to be taught that George III, so reviled by the Colonists, led an exemplary family life, was a fine gardener and the first Hanoverian king to speak English without a foreign accent. Richard the Lionheart, the twelfth century crusader-king, never learned English at all; he raised as much money as he could for the costly Crusades and was reported to have said that he would sell London itself if he could find anyone to buy it. (This book) is a treasury of such information, entertainingly written and beautifully illustrated, which also serves as a biographical dictionary of the British monarchs from the Norman Conquests to Elizabeth II. It includes family trees, tables of dates and events, and a gazetteer describing places of royal interest to visit throughout Britain." Small bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, creasing and small tear archivally taped at bottom of spine, colour on spine has faded. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 23719
USD 27.50 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2853]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Norman, Angevin, Plantagenet, Lancaster, York, Tudor, Scotland, Stuart, Hanover, William Orange, Saxe-Coburg Gotha, Windsor, British Royal Family, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth I, Ii, Mary Scots, George, William, Charles, James, Edward, Henry Viii, Kings, Que

 
ROUTLEDGE, PAUL.
Public Servant, Secret Agent: The Elusive Life and Violent Death of Airey Neave.
London, Fourth Estate. 2002, First Edition. (ISBN: 1841552447) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 392 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "On 30 March 1979 for the first time in more than 100 years an MP was killed in the precincts of the House of Commons. And his was a very violent death: a bomb, triggered by the ascent of his car up the ramp from the underground car park, detonated enough explosives to sever his legs from his body and render him unrecognisable. Airey Neave was a loyal Tory backbencher who had last held ministerial office in 1959. What, then, had he done to deserve such a vicious and bloody attack? Neave was an extraordinary man. Eton and Oxford educated, he served in the Royal Artillery and was captured and ultimately imprisoned in Colditz. He became the first Briton to escape. On the strength of his experience he was recruited by the security services to a divison of MI6 and was an advisor on escape and insurrection in occupied Europe until the end of the second world war. (After his work at the Nuremberg trials he) moved into open politics, as MP for Abingdon from 1953, without ever losing his taste for the covert. A shadowy figure on the right of the Conservative party, he ploted the overthrow of Ted Heath and the installation of Margaret Thatcher. (When Neave asked Thatcher for Northern Ireland, the) intelligence services found they had one of their men in a pivotal role at a crucial moment. To Irish Nationalists, Neave was a threat that could not be allowed to thrive. His life and death were enacted in the deep shadows just behind the glare of public life." Slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny edge tear on page leaf 259/260, slight toning to edged of text block, tiny white stains on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, minor rubbing, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - light wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good -/Good+.
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Book number: 29761
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Airey Neave, Pows, Escapers, World War Ii, Colditz, Escapes, Abingdon, Clement Atlee, British Politics, Politicians, Northern Ireland, Blue Streak Missile, Room 900, Ronnie Bunting, James Callaghan, Sir Winston Churchill, Colditz Castle, Comet Line, Escap

 
ESSEX EDUCATION COMMITTEE. JOHN SARGENT, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION.
South-East Sussex Technical College. Programme of Full and Part Time Art, Commercial, Domestic, Technical and Science Educational Facilities for Senior Students Together with Particulars of the Full Time Day School. Session 1937-38.
Dagenham, Essex Education Committee. 1937. Stapled in Wraps. 68 pp, 8 1/2" H. Beige paper covers with blue lettering/school crest on front cover, blue lettering/map on rear cover. Floor plans, b&w photographs of students, classrooms/labs. Colour dividers between sections. Contents: General Information; Industrial and Fine Arts; Commerce; Domestic Science; Engineering; Science; Social and Recreative Activities; Day School. Interior - small bump to bottom corner of pages - tiny bump at top corner, staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at corners of covers, small tear at bottom of front hinge - repaired, very light edge wear, light soiling, slight discoloration on front cover. Good+.
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Book number: 28746
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25.75 | JP¥ 3631]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: South-East Essex Technical College, Early 20th Century, England, Education, Dagenham, London, Engineering, Commerce, Art, Domestic Science, Science, Industrial, Fine Arts, Social Activities, Percy J. Haler, Prospectus.

 
SAWYER, JOHN, COMPILER. INTRODUCTION BY COLONEL GEORGE DIXON. BIBLIOGRAPHY BY E.C. BROWN.
Cheshire: Its Chief Towns, Resources and Characteristics. Burrow's County Guides.
Cheltenham, Ed. J. Burrow. Soft Cover. 96 pp, 6 15/16" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. No date (c1914). Contents: Publisher's Preface; Folding Map of Cheshire; In and Out Plans of Chester and Liverpool; Folding Map of the Main Roads of Cheshire; Introduction; The Royal Visit; The City of Chester; The Salt District (Northwich / Nantwich); Eastern Cheshire (Stockport / Macclesfield / Congleton / Altrincham / Sale / Knutsford); Western Cheshire (Runcorn / Frodsham / Tarporley / Crewe / Malpas); The Wirral Peninsula (Birkenhead / Hoylake and West Kirby / New Brighton / Neston and Parkgate); The Cheshire Lines System; Bibliography of Cheshire; Folding Street Plan of Chester; Folding Street Plan of Altrincham; Key to the Street Plan of Altrincham; List of Golf Courses in Cheshire and Surrounding District; Index to Advertisements. Postage will be reduced on this light item to most destinations. Interior - soft crease at top corner of some pages. Exterior - browning to edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, light to moderate soiling on covers, repair at bottom of spine, 2" tear at bottom of front cover hinge, small bump at bottom of spine, wear at top/bottom of spine. Good-.
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Book number: 27857
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25.75 | JP¥ 3631]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Local History, Maps, Towns, Chester, Liverpool, Salt District, Northwich, Nantwich, Stockport, Macclesfield, Congleton, Altrincham, Sale, Knutsford, Runcorn, Frodsham, Tarporley, Crewe, Malpas, Wirral Peninsula, Birkenhead, Hoylake, West Kirby, New Bright

 
SCHAMA, SIMON.
A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World? 3000 Bc - Ad 1603.
London, BBC. 2000. (ISBN: 0563384972) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 416 pp, small 4to (10" H). Colour and b&w illustrations. Volume 1 of 2, published to accompany the BBC television program. "Change - sometimes gentle and subtle, sometimes shocking and violent - is the dynamic of Schama's unapologetically personal and grippingly written history, especially the changes that wash over custom and habit, transforming our loyalties. At the heart of his history lie questions of compelling importance for Britain's future as well as its past: What makes or breaks a nation? To whom do we give our allegiance and why? And where do the boundaries of our community lie - in our hearth and home, our village or city, tribe or faith? What is Britain - one country or many, one culture or several? Has British history unfolded 'at the edge of the world' or right in the heart of it? All these themes are delivered to the reader in the stories which Schama loves to tell, and in a form that is at once traditional and excitingly fresh. The great and the wicked are here - Becket and Thomas Cromwell, Robert the Bruce and Anne Boleyn - but so are countless more ordinary lives: an Irish monk waiting for the plague to kill him in his cell at Kilkenny; a small boy running through the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Elizabeth I. They are all caught on the rich and teeming canvas on which Schama paints his brilliant portrait of the life of the British people: 'for in the end, history, especially British history with its succession of thrilling illuminations, should be, as all her most accomplished narrators have promised, not just instruction but pleasure." Small faint soiling mark on rear board, slight wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, wrinkling at top of spine and along parts of top edge. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 22757
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25.75 | JP¥ 3631]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Royal Family, Kings, Queens, Church, Gilbert Becket, Bible, Religion, War, Rome, England, Castles, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Henry Viii, Plague, Ireland, Tudor, Parliament, Oath-Taking, Normans, Monasteries, Scotland, Succession, Wolsey, Vikings, British

 
SCHUCKBURGH, JULIAN.
London Revealed: Uncovering London's Hidden History.
London, HarperCollins. 2003. (ISBN: 0007166389) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 192 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H). Profusely illustrated with aerial photographs/maps. "(V)entures through all periods and all aspects of the capital's formation, development and ages of glory, combining Getmapping's high quality aerial photography with thematic and historical information. London is perhaps the most complex and multilayered city in the world. (This book) takes the portrait of London one stage further by stripping away and revealing the many layers which lie under and have contributed to the London we see today. This fascinating insight peels back the layers of 21st-century London. The forum, walls and public buildings of Roman London are shown on one spread overlain on the modern view of the capital; on another the reader can see the locations of the Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel; the spread of the Victorian cholera epidemics; importants sites in the Dickens novels; the theatres of Shakespeare's London, or the effects of the Blitz. With nearly 90 spreads covering a vast breadth of London subjects, (it) is a unique approach to the history of one of the world's greatest cities." Dust jacket has minor rubbing and minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 23581
USD 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 31 | £UK 27.5 | JP¥ 3890]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Geology, Roman, Saxon, Norman, Tudor, Medieval, Fetter Lane, Jewish, Underground, Whitechapel, Hyde Park, Victorian, Islington, Irish, Knightsbridge, Docklands, Gordon Riots, Trafalgar Square, Canaletto, Sex, Plague, World War Ii, Stuart, Fire, Poll 00071

 
SENCOURT, ROBERT.
The Reign of Edward Viii.
London, Panther. 1964. Mass Market Paperback. 224 pp. B&w photographs. "With many hitherto undisclosed facts, Professor Robert Sencourt blows away the dust that has settled on the memory of those controversial and dramatic events and presents a new and absorbing picture of one of the most astonishing periods in British history." Interior - light browning to pages, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, light to moderate rubbing on rear cover, three corners with small soft creases - migrate into pages lightly, wrinkling to paper on spine small light foxing mark on front cover. Good+.
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Book number: 16414
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1037]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Edward Viii, British Kings, Royal Family, Duke of Windsor, Abdication, Duchess, Wallis Simpson, Love Affairs, Politics, Prince of Wales, Stanley Baldwin, Churchill, Marriage, Romance, 20th Century Britain.

 
SHAW, MATTHEW. FOREWORD BY HON. DUFF ROBLIN.
Great Scots! How the Scots Created Canada.
Winnipeg, Heartland. 2003. (ISBN: 1896150446) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 224 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Through the fur trade, Scots formed the backbone of North America's first continent-wide industry more than two hundred years ago. They then used their power to create the first banks, railways, shipping lines, universities, and media. They also branched into and dominated politics, the military and literature. This book demonstrates the astounding extent to which Canada's fundamental institutions and culture are a product of early, tough-minded Scottish immigrants." Bump at top corner of boards, tiny bump at bottom corner of boards and front hinge, slight fading at bottom edge of front board and spine. 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: 24817
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 24.75 | £UK 22 | JP¥ 3112]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Scottish Canadians, Politics, Emigration, Explorers, Explorations, Simon Mctavish, William Tomison, Fur Trade, Traders, Alexander Mackenzie, Mcgillivray, Fraser, North West Company, Hudsons Bay, Lord Selkirk, Red River, Colin Robertson, Simpson, Jam 18961

 
SHEPHERD, THOMAS.
London in the Nineteenth Century.
Bracken Books, London, (1983).. 160 pp, 4to(11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket Pictorial endpapers. A facsimile of the original published in 1827 which was an illustrated, historical and descriptive record of almost 200 of London's finest buildings. Slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket areas of light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Please note that there will be extra shipping charges due to the weight of this book. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 22466
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2593]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: London, City Planning, Architecture, Buildings, Streets, Street Planning, England, Urban Planning.

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