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 , The Book of the Words and Music Written and Composed for a Thanksgiving and Pageant to Be Held at Romsey Abbey and in Broadlands Park on June 25, 26 & 27, A.D. 1907 in Celebration of the Thousandth Anniversary of the Founding of Romsey Abbey By King Edward the Elder in the Year 907. . .
The Book of the Words and Music Written and Composed for a Thanksgiving and Pageant to Be Held at Romsey Abbey and in Broadlands Park on June 25, 26 & 27, A.D. 1907 in Celebration of the Thousandth Anniversary of the Founding of Romsey Abbey By King Edward the Elder in the Year 907. . .
Romsey, England: Mayor's Parlour / Town Hall, 1907. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Alternate title: Romsey Millenary Celebration A. D. 907-A. D. 1907. This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping, with a noticeable bump to the top corners. The white cloth spine and corners have ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable generalized toning. The milenary (thousand year celebration) for Romsey Abbey included church services on three succeeding days, the first, the 25th of June, 1907 included a visit by H. R. H. Princess Louise and the Choristers of Romsey Abbey (with a sermon by the Bishop of Bristol) , the second day included music by the Royal Chapel of S. George's Windsor, and the third day (June 27th) , included a plain song service by the Choir of S. Alphege, Southwark. Also in the book is a potted history of the abbey, and the lyrics and sheet music for the event. "Our story covers ten centuries of English History. What vast changes have taken place in those thousand years! Languages have died out. Nations have risen and fallen. Empires have been founded and have passed away...." "Romsey Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England in Romsey, a market town in Hampshire, England. Until the dissolution it was the church of a Benedictine nunnery. It is now the largest parish church in the county since Christchurch Priory is now in Dorset. The church was originally built during the 10th century, as part of a Benedictine foundation. The surviving church is the town's outstanding feature, which is all the more remarkable because the abbey, as a nunnery, would have been less well financially endowed than other religious establishments of the time.". Very Good .
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Book number: 32771
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Religion Romsey Abbey History Of Britain British History Church History Parish Church Dorset, England Religion

 BECKLES, GORDON, Coronation Souvenir Book 1937
BECKLES, GORDON
Coronation Souvenir Book 1937
London, England: Daily Express Publication, 1937. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Ivor Castle. B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized hardback book (coffee table sized book) . The book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, bumping and rubbing. The bottom spine joints have some tearing and fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have light, but noticeable foxing , especially at the edges. The frontispiece is in full color. "The coronation of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth and as Emperor and Empress of India took place at Westminster Abbey, London, on 12 May 1937. George VI ascended the throne upon the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII, on 11 December 1936, three days before his 41st birthday. Edward's coronation had been planned for 12 May 1937 and it was decided to continue with his brother and sister-in-law's coronation on the same date.". Very Good- .
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Book number: 36342
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British History Gordon Beckles British Royal History Cornonations King George VI British History

 COSTAIN, THOMAS B.   (BERTRAM), A History of the Plantagenets Including: The Conquering Family, the Magnificent Century, the Three Edwards, and, the Last Plantagenets
COSTAIN, THOMAS B. (BERTRAM)
A History of the Plantagenets Including: The Conquering Family, the Magnificent Century, the Three Edwards, and, the Last Plantagenets
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1962. Trade Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This is a Four Volume set. This is an early trade set, but not first editions. The books are in Very Good condition and are lacking the dust jackets. The covers are generally clean and bright, though there are occasional spots of ground-in dirt. The endpapers are illustrated with the Plantagenet Lions. The text pages are clean and bright. "Costain's work is a mixture of commercial history (such as The White and The Gold, a history of New France to around 1720) and fiction that relies heavily on historic events (one review stated it was hard to tell where history leaves off and apocrypha begins). His most popular novel was The Black Rose (1945) , centred in the time and actions of Bayan of the Baarin also known as Bayan of the Hundred Eyes. Costain noted in his foreword that he initially intended the book to be about Bayan and Edward I, but became caught up in the legend of Thomas a Becket's parents: an English knight married to an Eastern girl. The book was a selection of the Literary Guild with a first printing of 650,000 copies and sold over two million copies in its first year. His research led him to believe that Richard III was a great monarch tarred by conspiracies, after his death, with the murder of the princes in the tower. Costain supported his theories with documentation, suggesting that the real murderer was Henry VII. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good .
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Book number: 37730
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Keywords: British Royal history Thomas B. Costain Kings And Emperors A History of the Plantagenet Platagenet Royal Dynasties Middle Ages The Hundred Year War England

 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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