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ARLISS, GEORGE
Up the Years from Bloomsbury an Autobiography
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1927. Reprint. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The spine of the book has some toning / sunning. The text pages are clean and bright. "George Arliss (born Augustus George Andrews, 10 April 1868 – 5 February 1946) was an English actor, author, playwright and filmmaker who found success in the United States. He was the first British actor to win an Academy Award – which he won for his performance as Victorian-era British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli (1929) , as well as the earliest-born actor to win the honour. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 40137
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British History George Arliss Bloomsbury Group Authors Actors British History

 
BALSDON, DACRE
Oxford Life
London, England: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1962. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The dust jacket has several edge tears and small chips missing, along with some rubbing and edge wear. "Oxford was first settled by the Anglo-Saxons and was initially known as Oxenaforda, meaning "ford of the oxen", as referenced in Florence of Worcester's Chronicon ex chronicis. A river crossing for oxen began around AD 900. In the 10th century, Oxford became an important military frontier town between the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex and was raided by Danes. In 1002, many Danes were killed in Oxford during the St. Brice's Day massacre ordered by AEthelred the Unready. The skeletons of more than thirty suspected victims were unearthed in 2008 during the course of building work at St John's College. The ‘massacre’ was a contributing factor to King Sweyn I of Denmark’s invasion of England in 1003 and the sacking of Oxford by the Danes in 1004. " (from Wikipedia) ; Signed by Author. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 40125
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 2216]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British History Dacre Balsdon Signed Edition Oxford, England Colleges British History

 MEMBER OF THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD, The Private Life of King Edward VII (Prince of Wales, 1841-1901)
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD
The Private Life of King Edward VII (Prince of Wales, 1841-1901)
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1901. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. There is a light slant to the spine of the book and fading / sunning. The text pages are clean and bright. "Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910. The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. Before his accession to the throne, he served as heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power, and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties, and represented Britain on visits abroad.". Very Good .
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Book number: 35908
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.25 | £UK 21.75 | JP¥ 3324]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British History King Edward VII British Empire Queen Victoria Prince Regent British History

 HUGHES, THOMAS (M. A P. ), Alfred the Great
HUGHES, THOMAS (M. A P. )
Alfred the Great
London, England: MacMillan & Co. Publishers, 1887. Reprint. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wera, bumping and spots of fraying. The spine of the book has noticeable toning. Both front and rear endpapers have the hinge stuck to the pastedown pages about half an inch, and the front inner hinge has cracked. The text pages are clean and bright. "Alfred the Great (Old English: AElfred, "elf counsel" or "wise elf"; 849 – 26 October 899) was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England. He is one of only two English monarchs to be given the epithet "the Great", the other being the Scandinavian Cnut the Great. He was also the first King of the West Saxons to style himself "King of the Anglo-Saxons". Details of Alfred's life are described in a work by the 9th-century Welsh scholar and bishop Asser." "Thomas Hughes QC (20 October 1822 – 22 March 1896) was an English lawyer, judge, politician and author. He is most famous for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857) , a semi-autobiographical work set at Rugby School, which Hughes had attended. It had a lesser-known sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford (1861). Hughes had numerous other interests, in particular as a Member of Parliament, in the British co-operative movement, and in a settlement in Tennessee reflecting his values.". Very Good- .
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Book number: 35405
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.25 | £UK 21.75 | JP¥ 3324]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British History Thomas Hughes Alfred The Great Emperors Kings And Emperors English Royal Biography British History

 SANDERS, LLOYD, The Holland House Circle
SANDERS, LLOYD
The Holland House Circle
New York / London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1908. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The covers have several small spots of discoloration. The text pages are clean and bright. TEG (Top Edge Gilt). "Under the 3rd Baron Holland and his wife Elizabeth, the house became noted as a glittering social, literary and political centre with many celebrated visitors such as Byron, Thomas Macaulay, the poets Thomas Campbell and Samuel Rogers, 'Conversation' Sharp, Benjamin Disraeli, Charles Dickens and Sir Walter Scott. The figure of the political and historical writer John Allen was so associated with the house that he was known as Holland House Allen and there was a room in the house named after him. The prestige of Holland House extended to British colonies. In 1831 Henry John Boulton, who was born in Holland House, erected a baronial-like home in the city of Toronto. Henry John Boulton had been born in the famous English house, and he commemorated that fact by naming the Toronto home Holland House.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 35847
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 2216]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British History Lloyd Sanders Holland House Holland House Circle Authors Politics Baron Holland British History

 HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES (EDWARD THE VII), The Prince of Wales Book a Pictorial Record of the Voyages of H.M. S. Renown 1919-1920
HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES (EDWARD THE VII)
The Prince of Wales Book a Pictorial Record of the Voyages of H.M. S. Renown 1919-1920
London & Boston: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1922. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The red cloth covers have some ground-in dirt. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, bumping and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's name and date on the half title page. Included is a facsimile of the letter written by Prince Edward regarding this book. "I am publishing this book of photographs for the benefit of St. Dunstan's, the hostel for blinded sailors and soldiers in Regent's Park.". Very Good .
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Book number: 29962
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.5 | £UK 25.25 | JP¥ 3879]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British History The Prince of Wales Edward VII Kings And Emperors Princes and Princesses World War I World Travel Travel & Exploration British History

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