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Imperial Liberal Council. 1901.
(London: Imperial Liberal Council, 1901). . 8vo; cloth-backed dark green pebbled cloth, with upper cover lettered in gilt; pp. (ii) + 29 + (i) + (ii) + 12 + (ii) + (ii) + 4 + 4 + 8 + 12 + 4 + 4 + 12. Cloth a bit stippled; backstrip discoloured, and frayed at head and tail; endpapers very browned; small tear from fore-edge of rear free endpaper and final text leaf, without any loss of text; names and acquisition dates of two earlier owners on front free endpaper, incl. that of 'G (?) Murray Campbell 1901' (an 'H. Murray Campbell, F.R.G.S.', of 'The Bungalow, Bricket Wood', appears in the membership list published in this volume); some foxing and browning. The Imperial Liberal Council was a reactionary group within the Liberal Party, "desirous of promoting the large and efficient development of the British Commonwealth on Liberal lines both within and outside these islands, and [whose members], accordingly, while adhering to the traditional principles of their party, and being in full sympathy with an advanced policy of social reform on broad and generous lines, are impressed with the duty of maintaining our free, tolerant and unaggressive Empire abroad." Lord Brassey served as President, and honorary members included Sir John A. Cockburn, ex-Premier of South Australia, David Mills, the Canadian Minister of Justice, and J. Rose-Innes, ex-Attorney-General of the Cape Colony. The volume consists of an introductory section, laying out the constitution, annual report, policy statement and membership of the Council, followed by a collection of Council leaflets and pamphlets on such subjects as Gladstone's Liberal Imperialism, The British Empire: Extracts from Speeches of Lord Rosebery, What is Liberal Imperialism?, An Imperial Policy in Education, and, Liberals and the Colonies. Reference is made to the Anglo-Boer War, then being waged, and the organisation appears to be at pains to counteract any dissent regarding the conduct of the War being voiced in Liberal quarters..
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N° du livre: 5571
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 55 | CHF 59]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: . . Anglo Boer . Colonialism.

Roll of the Baronets; As Authorized by Royal Warrant; Issued with Official Sanction by the Standing Council of the Baronetage; Together with Its Objects, Rules and Regulations
(London, Adlard & Son, Limited, 1938). . Original red pebbled cloth, gilt, soiled, and with small stain on lower board, pp. 38 + (i) + 66. Some foxing throughout..
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N° du livre: 2432
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | CHF 5]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: Precedence. . . British Aristocracy.

Fifty Years of the English Constitution
(London, Longman, Green, and Co, 1880). . 8vo; half calf; spine ornately gilt; marbled boards, edges and endpapers; pp. xxxii + 495, incl. index. A little rubbing to extremities; bookplate of the Hon. Sir James Liege Hulett on front pastedown. Very good condition. James Liege Hulett (born in Sheffield, England, 1838; died in Durban on 5 June 1928), pioneer of the Natal tea and sugar industries, was prominent in the political life of the colony both before and after responsible government, to which he had been opposed. "On the death of Sir Henry Binns he was elected speaker of the Natal legislative assembly and in that capacity he attended, in 1902, the coronation ceremonies in England and was knighted." - DSAB I p. 395..
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N° du livre: 717
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44 | CHF 47.5]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: . Politics. .

Old English Handbook
(London: George Harrap, no date [1936]). . 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and in blind to upper cover; front endpaper map; pp. vii + (i) + 503; frontis. facsimile of Old English manuscript. Upper fore-corners of boards a little turned; spine very slightly crumpled at head; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown; endpapers, edges and outermost leaves somewhat foxed, occasional fox spot elsewhere; some discreet pencilled marginalia. Very good condition. The Harrap imprint of this work is uncommon. Printed by the Riverside Press of Massachusetts, OCLC suggests shortly after the more readily encountered Houghton Mifflin version of 1935. A grammar, accompanied by readings from examples of Old English literature. "Old English Handbook had its inception some years ago in the desire of [Marjorie Anderson] to present to the student a volume of selections from Pre-Conquest manuscripts... She hoped ... that the Pre-Conquest scene, in all its variety, might be conveyed by placing before the student the vocabulary of the Old English layman.".
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N° du livre: 8211
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: . Saxon England. Kent. Mercia. Northumbria. Etymology. . Linguistics. Philology

The Natural History of Britain and Ireland
(London, Michael Joseph, 1981). . 4to; original green boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper slightly marked on lower side; tape marks to endpapers; previous owner's signature on front free endpaper; pp. 256, incl. index; profusely illustrated with colour photographs and maps. Good to very good condition. "This beautiful book is a new natural history of Britain and Ireland, illustrated by one of Britain's finest natural history photographers. Heather Angel records nature as it is seen - the pine woods of the Cairngorms laden with snow, the flocks of barnacle geese on the banks of the Solway Firth, the immense charm of a southern chalk stream. But, as a creative photographer, she uses her art to explain the intricate ways of plants and animals resulting in an exquisite tribute to the British countryside.".
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N° du livre: 1795
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: Wildlife Photography. . Isles. Islands. Wetlands. Grasslands. Heaths. Woodlands. Hedgerows. Suburban

English Country Life in the Eighteenth Century
(London: John Murray, 1937). . 8vo; original green cloth, with lettering to spine, and horse-drawn coach device to upper cover; no dustwrapper; pp. xiii + (i) + 319, incl. index; plates. Cloth irregularly sunned, and slightly worn at extremities; discoloration and dent to lower board; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; moderate foxing throughout. Fair to good condition. English social history at its finest. The author shows how great was the divide between the townsman and the country dweller in eighteenth century England, and how parochial the lives of those living in the country could be. "Village life [Trevelyan tells us] embraced the chief daily concerns of the majority of Englishmen. It was the principal nursery of the national character. The village was not then a moribund society, as in the nineteenth century, nor was it, as in our day, a society hoping to revive by the backwash of life returning to it from the towns. The village and the country town, for the latter was only the village writ larger, were the nucleus and core of national life.".
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N° du livre: 4236
GBP 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 | CHF 10.5]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: . Villages. . . Occupations. Rustic Crafts. Pre Industrial

Victorian and Edwardian Brighton from Old Photographs
(London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1972). . Small 4to; original oatmeal boards; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; unpaginated; 154 period photographs. Dustwrapper very slightly worn at head of spine panel; light foxing to endpapers and reverse of dustwrapper. Very good condition. "The earliest photographs in this book show Market Street and Duke Street as they were about 120 years ago. The latest, taken some 70 years later, records a portent: a solid-tired mail van in collision with a lamp standard in 1909. Between these dates the pictures reflect with uncanny verisimilitude the changing life of Brighton at a period when, by present-day standards, change seems imperceptible... Besides Brighton itself, it should be emphasised, the book includes Hove, Shoreham, Portslade, Roedean, Lewes, and Rottingdean. The photographs have been selected principally from the collection, consisting of several thousand items, of Mr J. S. Gray (who has also contributed the information for the picture captions). Sir John Betjeman's introduction, while setting the scene for the illustrations, suggests something of the part which Brighton played in his own early days.".
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N° du livre: 3954
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: . Sussex. . Photography. . Age. Local History. Topography.

Complete Lakeland Fells. Over 120 Classic Walks to All Fell Tops
(London, Ted Smart/Harper Collins, 1994). . 4to, laminated pictorial boards, pp. 288, crease to corner of pp. 235-240, lavishly illustrated with full colour photographs, maps and fact sheets. Very good condition. A breathtaking book, to be enjoyed at home as an appreciation of the fells, or studied minutely in preparation for the climbs..
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N° du livre: 2057
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: Lake District. . Mountaineering. Climbing. Walking. Scenery.

Annals of the University of Stellenbosch. Volume IV, Section B, No. 2 (October, 1926)
(Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1926). . 245 x 185 mm; card wraps; pp. x + 101. This edition: David Hopwood, M.A, (Oxon): "The Place-Names of the County of Surrey including London in Surrey". Wraps a little worn on backstrip. Very good condition..
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N° du livre: 838
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: England. . . Toponymy. Place Names.

The Isles of Scilly: The Standard Guide Book; with Large Scale Folding Map
(St. Mary's, Isle of Scilly, the author, no date, circa 1947). . 12mo, pictorial wraps, slightly creased and lightly soiled, pp. 54, advertisements and illustrations, folding map inside lower wrap, little creased. Staples little rusted, very small ink-mark on the fore-edge, very slight foxing. Good..
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N° du livre: 2063
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 2.75 | CHF 3]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: British . Duchy Cornwall. Gcb. Islands. Fortunate. English Topography.

Oliver Cromwell
(London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1934). . Demy 8vo; original green cloth with the Protector's signature in gilt on upper cover, and spine lettered in gilt; no dustwrapper; bookplate of J. Willis Dixon on front pastedown, and gift inscription, with date, on front free endpaper; pp. 554, incl. index; frontis. portrait; several maps. Light wear to spine extremities; top edges of boards bumped; some, largely moderate, foxing. Good condition, with the bookplate of a member of the famous Sheffield silver family. Highly readable biography of the first civilian ruler of England..
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N° du livre: 4109
GBP 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 | CHF 10.5]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: . Charles I. Parliament. English CIVIL War. Roundheads. Cavaliers. Puritans. Reform

The Liquidation of the British Empire
(London, George G. Harrap, 1961). . 8vo; original blue cloth; price-clipped dustwrapper, somewhat soiled with small tear and the number "922" marked in ink; pp. 96; name of previous owner on front free endpaper; moderate foxing throughout. Good condition. "This book, by the Professor of British Commonwealth Relations in the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is based on his three Reid lectures delivered at the Acadia University, Nova Scotia. It gives a spirited reply to certain views of British policy that are often current in the United States, and expresses a reasoned confidence in the future of Central Africa. The book is divided into three sections: Empire to Commonwealth, The New Partition of Africa, and The Last Phase.".
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N° du livre: 1786
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: . Commonweath. . . Colonialism

The History of All Souls Library
(London, Faber & Faber, 1971). . Edited by E.F. Jacob. Dustwrapper, a little soiled, original slate grey cloth, pp. 128, frontispiece, plates. Top edge slightly dust-stained. 'After he had retired from being Bodley's Librarian, Sir Edmund Craster took on the Librarianship of the Codrington Library at All Souls. Here he found rich material for the history of the Library from the early days of its foundation (1438 - 1440), to the time when chaining came to an end and the printed books superseded all other forms. The progress of the Library, through donations made by the Fellows, purchases both at home and abroad, and alterations to the shelving system, is carefully charted, and full use is made both of the important Vellum Inventory which listed additions throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth century, and of the Benefactor's Book... Sir Edmund did not live to finish his history, which has been completed by his successor, Professor E.F. Jacob.'.
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N° du livre: 2587
GBP 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.25 | CHF 13]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: Collecting. Collections. Oxford College . Bibliophily. Medieval Libraries.

From the Foundation to Gilbert Scott. A History of the Buildings of St John's College, Cambridge, 1511 to 1885
(Cambridge: Printed for the College, 1980) 0950108537. . Large 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. viii + 183, incl. index; plates; figures; folding colour plan of the College and grounds. Very good condition. "But it is more than just a description of buildings, being also an absorbing account of the great effort of Masters and Fellows to maintain and develop the College that was growing up on the Foundation of 1511. The narrative avoids technical discussion, but more details will be found in the Appendixes for readers who wish to go deeper into such matters. Mr Crook's earlier book 'From Penrose to Cripps' told the story from 1885 to 1978. The present book goes back to the beginning and brings the story up to 1885.".
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N° du livre: 5116
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: University. John's . Architecture. Local . Topography

Preserving London
(London, Robert Hale). . Pict. dw, pp. 240, line illus. Edges vsl. foxed..
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N° du livre: 2615
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | CHF 5]
Catalogue: Britain
Mots-clés: Urban Conservation. . Architecture.

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