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The Buchanan Book: The Life of Alexander Buchanan, Q.C. , of Montreal, Followed By an Account of the Family Buchanan. Plus: Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book. 2 Volumes.
Montreal, Privately Printed. 2 volume set. "The Buchanan Book", privately printed, Montreal, 1911in a limited edition of 300 copies. This is No. 240 and is unsigned , contrary to the limitation statement. Dark blue cloth with paper title label on spine, top edge gilt, (v)-xiii, 476 pp, + Appendix (5 pp), Index (viii pp), 9 5/8" H. Addenda et Corrigenda sheet laid in. Thirteen tissue-covered b&w portraits, including frontispiece (collated). Contents: Life of Alexander Buchanan, Q.C. of Montreal; The Buchanans of that Ilk; The Buchanans of Blairlusk; James Buchanan, H.B.M. Consul at New York; The Buchanans of Carbeth; The Buchanans of Ardoch; The Gray-Buchanans of Scotstown; The Buchanans of Auchmar; Ditto of Hales Hall; Ditto of Spittal; Ditto of Blairvockie; Ditto of Montreal; Family of Dr. George Buchanan of Fintona, co. Tyrone; The Buchanans of Arnpryor; Ditto of Lenny; Ditto of Auchineden; Ditto of Arnpryor (second family); Ditto of Powis; Ditto of Gartacharne; The Carrick Buchanans of Drumpellier; The Buchanans of Auchintorlie; The Buchanans in Campsie and Baldernock; The Buchans of Drummikill; Ditto of Drumhead; Ditto of Finnick-Drummond; The Leith-Buchanans of Ross Priory; The Buchannans late of Miltoun; A Genealogical Note; The Quater-centenary of George Buchanan; Some Distinguished Buchanans; Some Buchanans in the United States of America; Appendix. "Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book", printed for private circulation by Editions Edouard Garand, Montreal 1929. Paper covers, 482 pp. 9 7/8" H. Eight b&w plates, including frontis-piece (collated). "The Buchanan Book" has very small bump to fore-edge of pages 405 to end of book, minor edge wear, minor rubbing to boards, light run marks to top edge gilt. "Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book" - page 6 has some small light soiling marks including a small area of red ink in margin, some page edges have wrinkles and very small chips, the top/bottom edges of text block are not trimmed, there is wrinkling/creasing to edges of covers and top/bottom of spine - there are also tiny tears, light soiling to covers. Very Good.
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Book number: 28715
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 328.75 | £UK 292.5 | JP¥ 41501]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Limited Editions, Genealogy, Buchanan Family, Quebec, Montreal, Blairlusk, New York, Carbeth, Ardoch, Gray-Buchanans, Scotstown, Hales Hall, Spittal, Blairvockie, Fintona, County Tyrone, Dr. George Buchanan, Alexander Buchanan, Arnpryor, Lenny, Auchineden

The Canal Builders.
London, Eyre Methuen. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 413284107) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. Very Good/Good+.
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Book number: 29407
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Aqueducts, Embankments, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Barton Aqueduct, Baskingstoke Canal, Canals, Thomas Bentley, Bilston Canal, Birmingham, Bridgewater Canal, Duke Bridgewater, James Brindley, Caledonian Canal, Coventry Canal, Ellesmere Canal, Forth and Clyde Cana

British Universities: Purpose and Prospects.
University of Toronto Press, n.p. (1969).. 272 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Recent Basic Developments; Nature and Objects of Universities; The Part of the University in the Pattern of Education; Universities and Research; Degrees and Teaching; Student Malaise; The Governme nt of Universities; The Response of Universities to the Changing Situation; The Universities and the Government; The Criteria of Decision on University Growth; Other Ways of Financing Universities; Reflections on Policy. Previous owners m a m e s t a m p e d at top of front endpapers, small book store stamp on front pastedown, light edgewear to boards, small bump to rear bottom corner. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light/moderate edgewear, three closed tears to top edge archi va ll y ta p ed , sm al l cr eases at top of spine, rubbing to rear panel, spine lightly browned. VG-/G.
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Book number: 8925
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Universities, University, Britian, British, Education, Teaching, Research, Entrance Requirements, Financing, Degrees.

The Diary of Colour-Serjeant George Calladine, 19th Foot, 1793-1837.
London, Eden Fisher. 1922, First Edition. Hard Cover. 210 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H) - dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine. "George Calladine was born in 1793 and lived to be 83 years old. His wife predeceased him by thirty years and of his 13 children, only one outlived him. In 1810, he enlisted in the Derbyshire Militia and embarked on a military life that saw him posted to Ceylon and Ireland. His diary gives details of a soldier's life, the military and the social aspects, promotions, postings, family incidents, travels, observations of unfamiliar customs and wildlife, marches and engagements." Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages and endpapers, light browning to edges of textblock, a very light scuff and two small very light stains on top of textblock, light edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, small chip/rub through cloth on rear spine edge, minor rubbing to cloth, a few small faint liquid splash marks on spine. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 16884
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 226 | £UK 201 | JP¥ 28532]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Diaries, George Calladine, 19th Foot, Ceylon, Cingalese, Massacres, Kandy, Colombo, Chatham, Ireland, Dublin, Limerick, Catholics, Social Life, Politics, Soldiers, Personal Reminiscences, Tigers, Diseases, Garrisons, Rebels, Rebellions, Cape Town, Early 1

With Axe and Bible: The Scottish Pioneers of New Brunswick, 1784-1874.
Toronto, Natural Heritage. 2007, First Edition. (ISBN: 9781897045220) Soft Cover. 206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, including passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small faint rub mark on front cover. Near Fine.
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Book number: 29559
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2594]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Scots, 18th Century, 19th, Emigration, Immigration, Ships, Passenger Lists, Loyalists, Charlotte County, Miramichi, Northumberland, Timber Trade, Restigouche, Skye Settlers, New Kincardinshire, 42nd Highland Regiment, Argyll Highlanders, 74th, Digby, Dumf

Birmingham Pals: 14th, 15th & 16th (Service) Battalions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. A History of the Three City Battalions Raised in Birmingham in World War One.
Barnsley, Pen & Sword. 1997. (ISBN: 0850525470) Soft Cover. 288 pp, 4to (12 7/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Prelude; Birmingham; Birmingham: August 1914; Birmingham Pals: The Turn of the Middle Class; Training Commences - 'Berlin via Sutton'; 14th, 15th & 16th Royal Warwicks: Birmingham Pals to France; The Arras Front; The Somme: July to October 1916; October 1916 to December 1917: La Bassee, Vimy Ridge, Arras and 3rd Ypres; December 1917 to November 1918: Italy, Nieppe Forest and the Advance to Victory; Conclusion; Gallantry Awards; Roll of Honour; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing to glossy covers, tiny corner creases. Very Good.
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Book number: 22794
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29 | £UK 25.75 | JP¥ 3631]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: World War I, First World War, Birmingham Pals, Birmingham, Social History, Early 20th Century, Middle Class, Military Training, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 14th Battalion, 15th Battalion, 16th Battalion, Sutton, France, Arras, Somme, Trenches, Trench War

A Jersey Childhood.
Mont Felard, Jersey, Self-published. 1990, Third Edition. Stapled in Wraps. Ill.: Cover and interior art by Gerald Palmer. 39 pp, 8 1/4" H. Sepiatone photographs, drawings. The author reminisces about her childhood on Jersey, under the headings: L'Ecole Paroissiale; Our Lane; The Sabbath; Cousin Rachel; Our Daily Bread; Pastimes; Aunt Ann; La Chapelle; Postscript. Very slight bump to fore edge of covers/text block, minor edge wear. Near Fine.
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Book number: 23002
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1038]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Jersey, Channel Islands, Personal Reminiscences, Narratives, le Pont, St John's, School Days, Sabbath, Family Life, Domestic, Social, Diet, Entertainment, Early 20th Century, Doris Sarre, Doris Mary Carter, Autobiography. Cover and Interior Art By Gerald

Long Lease! the Story of Slough Estates 1920-1991.
Pencorp, (London), [1991].. 200 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color illustrations. "The story of Slough Estates is the unlikely tale of a group of businessmen who bought up the entire surplus stock of British army vehicles used in World War One and ended up as a powerful force in the nation's property development industry..(It) is also the story of a company that made a town. With a community of just 15,000 in 1918, the town of Slough today boasts a prosperous population of almost 100,000 with a density inextricably linked to a host which takes an extraordinary interest in its community welfare..The company could not have grown without the patronage of a good number of businesses down the years, many of which started their own corporate stories on the estate. Some, like No-Pe-Lo Potatoes and the O'Cedar Mop Co. have long since vanished but other have survived the roll call of business life, among them Mars, Flexello, Berlei, Aspro, Horlicks and Black and Decker. This is their story, too." Small light bump to top corners, small bump with closed tear/wrinkles/scuff at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small closed tear at bottom edge of front panel. VG-/VG.
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Book number: 13427
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Slough Estates, London, Trading Company, Real Estate, Industrial, Business, Parks, Property Companies, Buckinghamshire, Mars Bars, Mobbs, Wallace Mackenzie, Lord Perry, Mcgrath.

The Taverns in the Town: A Walk Round the Pubs of Burnley of the 1920-30s.
Burnley, Burnley & District Historical Society. 1986. Soft Cover. 60 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Interior - small bump and creases at top corner of pages 15 thru 24, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rub marks and very small corner crease on front cover, some small soft wrinkles on covers, minor rubbing. Very Good-.
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Book number: 25451
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Burnley, Lancashire, Public Houses, Taverns, Drinking, Manchester Road, Todmorden, Accrington, Church Street, St James's, Calder Vale, Market, Bank Parade, Fulledge, Pickup Croft, Westgate, Mitre, Gannow Top, Kiddrow, Lowerhouse, Sandygate, Trafalgar, Pub

Historic Architecture of the Royal Navy: An Introduction.
London, Victor Gollancz, London, 1983. 1983, First Edition. (ISBN: 0575032774) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, plans, elevations, maps. "From the 1690s to the First World War, British maritime power, though often challenged, ruled supreme. It was a key factor in the nation's commercial growth which fuelled and underpinned industrial and imperial expansion. Central to the creation and maintenance of that supremacy were the royal dockyards, and the naval hospitals. Without these there could have been no Royal Navy, and Britain's modern history would have been very different. (This book) concentrates on the period from 1700 to 1900, with particular emphasis on the dockyards built to service the sailing navy. They are rich in naval and architectural history and were industrial centres in England well before the Industrial Revolution. They go far towards explaining how it was that Britain was able to maintain and sustain one of the greatest navies the world has seen. With numerous illustrations featuring surviving buildings in Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, Devonport, Harwich, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Bermuda and Antigua, (it) is a fascinating and important book." Tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 27428
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.25 | £UK 36.75 | JP¥ 5188]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Navy-Yards, Stations, Royal Navy, Bases, Architecture, Dockyards, Warehouses, Houses, Churches, Schools, Provisioning, Warships, Hospitals, Armaments, Antigua, Bermuda, Chatham, Devonport, Docks, Gibraltar, Gosport, Malta, Portsmouth, Sheerness, Sto 05750

Twilight of Truth: Chamberlain, Appeasement and the Manipulation of the Press.
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0297795481) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 229 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(A) study of how the British Government manipulated the 'free' and 'independent' British press between 1937 and 1940. It tells the story of a hitherto neglected aspect of Neville Chamberlain's ill-fated search for a 'rapproachement' with Nazi Germany and Italy, namely his assiduous and largely successful attempts to curb the hostility of the British press towards the Fascist states and enlist the newspapers as active supporters in his policy of appeasement. Soon after coming to power in May 1937, Chamberlain learnt that Hitler regarded a 'tame' British press, free of adverse criticism of Germany, as an essential prerequisite to any agreement between Germany and Britain; and for the next three years Chamberlain and his entourage at Downing Street set out to comply with Hitler's wishes - aided and abetted by the press barons. Chamberlain used a system of personal contacts to curb the press, fully documented here for the first time, and he also relied heavily on the 'lobby' system of non-attributable political reporting to completely mislead the British people about the state of European affairs. (This book) throws new light on the role of some hitherto obscure members of Chamberlain's entourage, including his Press Secretary at Downing Street, George Steward, and Sir Joseph Ball, an ex-MI5 officer who ran the Conservative Research Department. At Chamberlain's behest, Ball ran a scurrilous, anti-semitic newspaper called 'Truth' to slander his political opponents and even members of his own Cabinet. The involvement of Lord Beaverbrook, the most famous of the contemporary press proprietors, is also fully revealed for the first time. Using original material from the Public Record Office and private archives, (it) exposes the way in which the peculiarly English customs and habits that governed relations between government and press became institutionalized in the 1930s to the permanent advantage of the government. (It) is thus a study of the system of government manipulation of the press - a system that exists to this day - as well as of Chamberlain and appeasement." Light browning to pages and edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 22037
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 78.25 | £UK 69.5 | JP¥ 9857]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British Government, Press, Whitehall, Neville Chamberlain, Munich, Information, Harold Nicolson, Appeasement, Lord Beaverbrook, Newspapers, Joseph Ball, Bbc, Censorship, Winston Churchill, Geoffrey Dawson, Anthony Eden, Foreign Office, Reginald Leep 02977

The British Commonweal.
William Heinemann, London, (1937), Ist edition.. 248 pp, small 8vo, HC (no dust jacket). B&w charts. Contents: The Government of Man; Local Government; Central Government (King; House of Lords; Commons; Cabinet; Laws; The Budget); Justice and Law; The Services (Navy; Army; Air Force; Civil Serv ice; Disarmament); The British Commonwealth of Nations; International Government (incl. League of Nations). Interior - pages browning lightly, two foxing marks on preliminaries. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, darkening to textblock t o p . V G -.
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Book number: 7651
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Government, British, Britain, Local, Elections, King, House of Lords, Commons, Law, Cabinet, Justice, Courts, Police, Punishment, Navy, Army, Air Force, Civil Service, Disarmament, Commonwealth, Empire, India, Mandated Territories, League of Nations

Britain at Arms: A Scrapbook, from Queen Anne to the Present Day.
London, Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1953, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 361 pp, 12mo (7 1/8" H). "Here will be found famous passages of martial literature, but in the main this book goes to diaries, dispatches, recollections and reflections little known or out of print. It is both an anthology for the general reader to dip into and a companion to historical studies. Gay and grumbling, high-flown and understated, dramatic and humdrum, comic and tragic, these pieces illustrate the British temper in war - a business unpremeditated and often bungled at the beginning, conducted prodigally and doggedly but without neurosis, and then finished and done with. They start with the brilliant switch from the Meuse to the Danube which confounded the Europe of 1704 and end with Korea where again the world has seen the characteristic stubborness without display of ruthlessness or heroics - ." Pages are lightly browned, edges of text block are browned - small light stain on fore-edge, light browning to edges of boards and on spine, light edgewear - mainly at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has heavy browning on spine and some edges, repaired tear on hinges with tape on inside, tear at bottom of front flap - archivally taped. Small chips at top of spine, light edgewear. Good/Fair.
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Book number: 22804
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.5 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1297]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British Army, British Military History, Soldiers, Diaries, Dispatches, Recollections, War, Korea, Korean War, Crimea, Crimean War, Marlborough, American Revolution, World War I, First World War, World War Ii, Second World War, Anthologies.

A Treatise on the Commerce and Police of the River Thames.
New Jersey, Patterson Smith, Montclair. 1969, Facsimilie reprint of 1800 edition. Hard Cover. 676 pp + index, large 8vo (9 1/4" H) - burgundy cloth with gold lettering on spine. Fold-out map at title page, tables (two fold-out). Title continues: "Containing an historical view of the trade of the Port of London ; and suggesting Means for preventing the Depredations thereon, by a Legislative System of River Police. With an account of the functions of the Various Magistrates and Corporations exercising jurisdiction on the river; and a general view of The Penal and Remedial Statutes connected with the subject." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, small very faint soiling mark at top of title page, small soft crease at top of pages 385-402, faint foxing marks on fore-edge of text block, minor soiling to top/bottom of textblock, one small corner bump - slight bump at other corners, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny light marks on front board small area of very slight fading to spine colour. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 16883
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 164.5 | £UK 146.25 | JP¥ 20751]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: River Thames, London, Shipping, Trade, Commerce, Vessels, Coal, Police, Policing, Ports, Smuggling, Pirates, Warehouses, East India Company, West, Fisheries, Prize Ships, Medway, Mudlarks, Scuffle Hunters, Light Horsemen, Legislation, Duties, Port of Lond

London: The Northern Reaches. The County Book Series.
Robert Hale, London, 1951, first edition.. 268 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, fold-out map at rear. "The area which is the subject of this book is one of great variety and contrast. From Highgate Woods and Hampstead Heath the land slopes away to busy and conge sted Camden Town; in Somers Town vast building schemes are carried out beside quiet old squares; historic houses stand near to new and prosperous residential quarters. There is an astonishing variety of institutions, from the Zoo and Holl o w a y a n d P entonville prisons to University colleges and other places of learning and research, from the Caledonian Market to the ancient foundation of Queen Matilda. Over the whole scene hangs the atmosphere both of accomplished and pending c ha ng e. T he g r ea t railway companies, four of whose termini profoundly affect the life of parts of the area, are nationalised; the well-run private house, once the hall mark of the Northern Heights, is giving way to blocks of flats. Mr Co lvi lle de scr i bes th is ch ang ing scene and its implications in an objective and impartial manner. Although the time is the present, the past is used to explain developments and tendancies, and a clear picture of an area in transition appears ." Ligh t br owni ng to endp ape rs, sli ght bowing to rear board, corner crease and tiny hinge tear (archivally taped) on folding map, very light edge wear, small wrinkle across lower spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing ma rks on t op of text blo ck. Dust jac ket has m oderate edge wear/wrinkling along with small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing on rear panel. Very Good/Good+.
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Book number: 19174
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2594]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Hampstead, Highgate, Holloway, St Pancras, Regent's Park, Primrose Hill, Marylebone, Willesden, London, Cities, Golders, Churches, Prisons, Architecture, Industry, Parks, Train Stations, Zoos.

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