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[G.M. YOUNG (ED.)]
Early Victorian England 1830-1865. NEAR FINE COPY
"Oxford University Press, 1934" "2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with frontispieces and 137 plates, small neat contemporary inscription on front free endpapers; original navy blue cloth, upper boards and backstrips elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, uncut, a near fine copy. Lovely set of this standard reference first published in 1934. UNCOMMON IN THIS CONDITION"
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Book number: 15117
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 70.25 US$ 79.3 | JP¥ 8716]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "history, victorian england, victoria"

 
[G.M. YOUNG (ED.)]
Early Victorian England 1830-1865. H S TOYNBEE'S COPY WITH BOOKPLATE
"Oxford University Press, 1934" "2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with frontispieces and 137 plates; original navy blue cloth, upper boards and backstrips elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy. With the typographical bookplate of H S Toynbeee on front paste-downs. Hugh Stanley Toynbee was a Fellow of the Royal Economic Society, and of the Economic History Society. Universally known as 'Toyno', he worked for the British Journalists' Union for over forty years."
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Book number: 20096
GBP 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 56.25 US$ 63.44 | JP¥ 6973]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "history, victorian england, g m young, h s toynbee"

 
[CHARLES DARWIN]
"Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of the Darwin Memorial at Downe House, Downe, Kent. NEAR FINE COPY"
"E&S Livingstone, 1969" "8vo., First Edition, with pedigree in the text; printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy."
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Book number: 26449
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.5 US$ 26.43 | JP¥ 2905]
Keywords: "natural history, darwin, evolution, genetics, downe house, downe"

 
[A. BOYER]
The History of the Reign of Queen Anne digested into Annals. Year the Second [the year 1703 only]. Containing the most memorable Transactions both at Home and Abroad: In which are several valuable Pieces never printed. IN PANELLED CALF
"Printed for F. Coggan, in the Inn-Temple-Lane, 1704" "8vo., First Edition, with a fine portrait frontispiece engraved on copper, small inoffensive fox-mark on title; attractively bound in early eighteenth-century panelled calf, sides with spot-tooled multiple frame border stopped at corners with a floral device all in blind, neatly rebacked with new endpapers to style, gilt back, sprinkled fore-edges, a remarkably bright, crisp copy. One of eleven volumes compiled by Abel Boyer and covering the years 1703-13, though each volume (covering one year as it does) is complete in itself. Davies, 70 (recording the full series of eleven volumes)."
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Book number: 5979
GBP 168.00 [Appr.: EURO 196.5 US$ 222.04 | JP¥ 24405]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "history, english history, queen anne, stuart period, eighteenth century"

 
[J. FISHER (ED.)]
The New Naturalist: A Journal of British Natural History. A Journal of British Natural History. Woodlands. The Western Isles of Scotland. Migration. The Local Naturalist.
"Collins, [1948]" "Roy. 4to., First Edition, with numerous coloured and monochrome photographs (many full-page) and maps in the text; original beige cloth, backstrip lettered in green, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter a little rubbed at extremities, and lightly browned at backstrip and on (predominantly white) rear panel. This bound volume contains the first four of the only six numbers of the Journal. 'So the New Naturalist Journal became another of the might-have-beens of the series. There would be nothing to compare with it for many years to come, not at any rate until the appearance of 'Animals' magazine in the 1960s; and not until the launch of 'British Wildlife' in 1989 has any journal bridged the divide between scientist and field naturalist half so effectively' (Marren). See Marren pp.216-218."
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Book number: 19197
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.5 US$ 26.43 | JP¥ 2905]
Keywords: "natural history, new naturalists, newnats, nn, james fisher"

 
[F.J. MOBERLY]
Operations in Persia 1914-1919. Facsimile Edition with Introduction by Dr. G.M. Bayliss. [Official History of WW1].
"HMSO, [1987]" "8vo., Second Edition, with 9 plates on 6, 8 folding maps coloured in outline and 6 large folding coloured maps in pocket at end, small personal book-label on front free endpaper; cloth, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly creased at extremities. Compiled at the request of the Government of India, this is one of the so-called 'mystery' volumes in the British official history of the First World War. Printed in an edition of just five hundred copies by HMSO in 1929, its very existence was classified because of political objections on the part of the Indian Office. This much-needed facsimile reissue gives a detailed account of the British military involvement in Persia between 1914 and 1919 and goes on to reveal the story behind the book's suppression. Already scarce, especially in this condition. Not recorded by Enser"
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Book number: 14410
GBP 98.00 [Appr.: EURO 114.75 US$ 129.52 | JP¥ 14236]
Keywords: "mstock, military, ww1, great war, persia, moberly, iran"

 
[G. SMYTHE].
The Prettiest Girl in England. The Love-Story of Mrs. Fitzherbert's Niece. From Journals edited by Richard Buckle.
"John Murray, [1958]" "8vo., First Edition, with 24 plates on 12, neat inscription on front free endpaper; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly frayed and creased at edges. The journal of Georgina (and Louisa) Smythe, written in 1832-33 and edited by her great-great-grandson. Scarce, especially in this condition."
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Book number: 16781
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 US$ 23.79 | JP¥ 2615]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "mstock, history, georgina smythe, mrs fitzherbert, nineteenth century, journals"

 
(FRENCH REVOLUTION). [DUCHESS OF (MARIE THERESE CHARLOTTE DE BOURBON) ANGOULEME]
"Private Memoirs, which, with the Work of M. Hue, and the Journal of Clery, complete the History of the Captivity of the Royal Family of France in the Temple. Hue, and the Journal of Clery, complete the History of the Captivity of the Royal Family of France in the Temple. Translated from the French, with Notes. RARE ACCOUNT OF THE 'TERROR' IN ENGLISH"
"John Murray, 1817" "Sm. 8vo., First English Edition, small age-mark on half-title verso; contemporary half calf, marbled boards, back ruled in gilt, second compartment with red leather label lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt with a floral motif, joints cracked (but hinges and binding entirely sound), a most attractive and remarkably crisp, clean copy. Complete with half-title, and 6pp publisher's catalogue (dated February 1817) bound in at end. RARE. We have seen this edition confused with a very similar but shorter (and apparently less elusive) version of Angouleme's memoirs published by Constable in Edinburgh later the same year. NICE COPY OF A KEY DOCUMENTARY RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF FRANCE, THE REVOLUTION AND THE TERROR, AND AFTER CLERY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS OF THE IMPRISONMENT OF LOUIS XVI."
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Book number: 8406
GBP 486.00 [Appr.: EURO 568.5 US$ 642.32 | JP¥ 70601]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "history, europe, france, french revolution, terror, louis xvi, guillotine, bourbons, angouleme"

 
[REFORM ACT].
Three Early Nineteenth Century Diaries. NEAR FINE COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER
"Williams & Norgate, [1952]" "8vo., First Edition, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in dustwrapper. Extracts relating to the Reform Act of 1832 from the diaries of Sir Denis Le Marchant, Edward John Littleton, Baron Hatherton, and Edward Law, Earl of Ellenborough"
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Book number: 24227
GBP 34.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 44.94 | JP¥ 4939]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "mstock, history, reform act, 1832"

 
JOY ADAMSON
"[The Born Free trilogy complete, comprising] Born Free [with] Living Free [ with] Forever Free. THE 'BORN FREE' TRILOGY COMPLETE IN DUSTWRAPPERS"
"Collins & Harvill Press, 1960-62" "3 vols., 4to., Mixed Editions, with 3 coloured frontispieces, very numerous coloured and monochrome photographs throughout, and endpaper maps in the last two volumes, first volume wanting front free endpaper, second volume with inscription on front free endpaper verso, third volume wanting blank preliminary; pictorial cloth, a very good, bright, clean set in price-clipped dustwrapper, the wrappers with lightly creased at extremities and with minor loss (affecting lettering) at heads of backstrips. Vol. I eighth impression; Vol. II: first edition: vol. III: first edition. The trilogy comprises Born Free. A Lioness of Two Worlds. With Extracts from George Adamson's Letters. Preface by Lord William Percy. Foreword by Captain Charles Pitman, 1960; Living Free. The Story of Elsa and her Cubs. Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley, 1961; Forever Free. Elsa's Pride, 1962. Good set of George and Joy Adamson's account of their pioneering conservation project involving three generations of lions in Kenya's Serengeti in the late 1950s/early 1960s. The first volume formed the basis of James Hill's 1966 Oscar-winning movie of the same name starring husband and wife team Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers. So involved did McKenna and Travers become that they founded independently the Born Free Foundation which flourishes to this day."
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Book number: 13875
GBP 72.00 [Appr.: EURO 84.25 US$ 95.16 | JP¥ 10459]
Keywords: "natural history, adamson, elsa, lions, mammals, conservation, kenya, serengeti, born free"

 
JOY ADAMSON
Queen of Shaba. The Story of an African Leopard. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Collins, [1980]" "8vo., First Edition, with plates and endpaper maps; blue cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
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Book number: 25449
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.25 US$ 39.65 | JP¥ 4358]
Keywords: "natural history, adamson, leopards"

 
G. ADLARD
"Amye Robsart and the Earl of Leycester; a Critical Enquiry . And a History of Kenilworth Castle, including an Account of the splendid Entertainment given to Queen Elizabeth by the Earl of Leycester. THE ORIGINAL EDITION IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING"
"John Russell Smith, 1870" "8vo., First Edition, with an engraved and tinted frontispiece, title in red and black, an engraved and tinted plate, and 5 engraved plates; original brown diced cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, uncut, yellow endpapers, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a remarkably fresh, clean copy. A lovely copy in the original binding of a key work of Tudor historiography. Read, not noted for overstatement, terms this a 'careful study'. Very scarce, especially in this condition. Read, 500."
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Book number: 22417
GBP 165.00 [Appr.: EURO 193 US$ 218.07 | JP¥ 23969]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "mstock, history, earl of leicester, leycester, amy robsart, amye robsart, kenilworth george adlard"

 
G.C. AINSWORTH
Introduction to the History of Mycology.
"Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1976" "8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece and numerous illustrations throughout; cloth, a very good, bright, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Valuable standard reference."
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Book number: 15456
GBP 54.00 [Appr.: EURO 63.25 US$ 71.37 | JP¥ 7845]
Keywords: "mstock, shelfka, natural history, fungi, mycology, toadstools, mushrooms"

 
(NAPOLEON). A. ALISON
"History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV. Seventh Edition. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN WHOLLY UNRESTORED PUBLISHER'S BINDING"
"William Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1847" "20 vols., 8vo., Seventh Edition, with an engraved portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), original brown ribbed cloth, boards blocked with an elaborate pattern of frames and panels, backs blocked in blind and lettered in gilt, uncut, yellow endpapers, a remarkably well-preserved, bright, crisp set. The set comprises: Vol. I: 1774-1789; Vol. II: 1789-1792; Vol. III: 1792-1793; Vol. IV: 1793-1794; Vol. V: 1794-1797; Vol. VI: 1797-1799; Vol. VII: 1799-1801; Vol. VIII: 1801-1804; Vol. IX: 1805-1806; Vol. X: 1806-1807; Vol. XI: 1807-1808: Vol. XII: 1808-1809; Vol. XIII: 1809-1811; Vol. XIV: 1811-1812; Vol. XV: 1812; Vol. XVI: 1812-1813; Vol. XVII: 1813; Vol. XVIII: 1813-1814; Vol. XIX: 1814-1815; Vol. XX: 1815-Index. A SPLENDID SET OF A CORNERSTONE OF ANY NAPOLEONIC COLLECTION."
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Book number: 18730
GBP 660.00 [Appr.: EURO 772 US$ 872.29 | JP¥ 95878]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "history, napoleonic wars, napoleon, france, french revolution, bourbons, archibald alison"

 
QUEEN ANNE
The Letters and Diplomatic Instructions of Queen Anne. Edited by Beatrice Curtis Brown. NEAR FINE COPY
"Cassell, [1935]" 8vo. First Edition with portrait frontispiece; burgundy buckram upper board blocked in gilt gilt back red top a near fine copy.
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Book number: 27548
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.25 US$ 39.65 | JP¥ 4358]
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Keywords: "history, queen anne"

 
ANON.
"An Historical Account of the Luddites of 1811, 1812 and 1813. With Report of their Trials at York Castle from 2dn to 12th January 1813, before Sir Alexander Thompson and Sir Simon le Blanc, Knights."
"John Cowgill, Huddersfield, 1862" "12mo., First Edition, very neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; publisher's original red cloth, upper board elaborately blocked in blind enclosing title and price in gilt, red edges, orange endpapers, neatly rebacked to style, a remarkably bright, clean copy . The Luddite riots began in Nottingham and spread rapidly to Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. This is a very scarce trial report. Very scarce"
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Book number: 20557
GBP 168.00 [Appr.: EURO 196.5 US$ 222.04 | JP¥ 24405]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "mstock, history, luddites, luddite riots, ned ludd, general ludd, industrial revolution"

 
ANON
"The Language of Flowers: with Illustrative Poetry and Introductory Observations. BRIGHT, CRISP COPY WITH HAND-COLOURED PLATES"
"James White, 1847" Sm. 8vo. with lithographed frontispiece illustrated title and 5 fine plates (with blank interleaves) ALL FINELY COLOURED BY HAND; black calf boards framed in blind upper board blocked and lettered in gilt gilt back gilt top very neatly rebacked to style w The publisher is styled 'James Whyte' on illustrated title; the preface to The Language of Flowers is signed Pera of Constantinople. The language glossary includes individual sentiments words phrases compound expressions and the like. A MOST ATTRACTIVE
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Book number: 27829
GBP 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 158 US$ 178.42 | JP¥ 19611]
Keywords: "natural history, botany, flowers, language of flowers"

 
(QUEEN ELIZABETH II). ANON.
Our Queen's Year 1977. A Unique Souvenir of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee.
"Favcrest, 1977" "4to., First Edition, with numerous coloured and monochrome photographs throughout; original photographic wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy."
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Book number: 14500
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 US$ 15.86 | JP¥ 1743]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "history, royalty, queen elizabeth, silver jubilee"

 
MRS. [H.] ARBUTHNOT.
The Journal of Mrs Arbuthnot 1820-1832. Edited by Francis Bamford and the Duke of Wellington.
"Macmillan, 1950" "2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispieces and 16 plates on 14, some mild offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, small neat contemporary inscription on front free endpapers; original green buckram, gilt backs, a very good, clean set. The set comprises: Vol. I: February 1820 - December 1825; Vol. II: January 1826 - January 1832. Harriet Arbuthnot's celebrated journal throws detailed light on George IV and his brothers as well as her close friend Wellington in the post-Napoleonic period. See Brown & Christie 203."
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Book number: 21512
GBP 96.00 [Appr.: EURO 112.5 US$ 126.88 | JP¥ 13946]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "mstock, history, wellington, arbuthnot, journals,"

 
(QUEEN VICTORIA). T. ARCHER
Our Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria. Her Life and [Golden] Jubilee.
"Blackie, 1888" "4 vols., First Edition, with four engraved portrait frontispieces (original tissue guards present) and 24 fine engraved plates (all original tissue guards present); original decorative cloth, front boards richly blocked with an ornate heraldic device incorporating the royal arms heightened in gilt and surrounded by a multiple decorative border in black, backs gilt extra, all edges gilt, bevelled edges, a splendid set. Published to commemorate Victoria's Golden Jubilee of 1887 and scarce in this condition"
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Book number: 5768
GBP 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 146.25 US$ 165.21 | JP¥ 18159]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "victoria, victorian england, victyorian period, queens, history, jubilee, nineteenth century"

 
INDIAN ARMY.
Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War 1939-45. Technical Services: Ordnance and IEME. THE OFFICIAL HISTORY IN THE DUSTWRAPPER
"Combined Inter Services Historical Section (India & Pakistan), [Agra], 1962" "8vo., First Edition, with 22 plates on 14 and numerous folding maps and charts; original blue cloth, gilt back, green silk marker, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with minor loss at centre and tail of backstrip. Published in the series 'Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in the Second World War 1939-1945' edited by Bisheshwar Prasad."
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Book number: 16501
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 76.25 US$ 85.91 | JP¥ 9443]
Keywords: "military, ww2, indian army"

 
F.H. ARNOLD
"Flora of Sussex, or, a List of the Flowering Plants & Ferns found in the County of Sussex, with Localities of the less common Species."
"Hamilton Adams, 1887" "8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map on green stock; original green cloth gilt, gilt back, chocolate endpapers, a very good, bright, clean copy. Freeman, 106."
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Book number: 13010
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 70.25 US$ 79.3 | JP¥ 8716]
Keywords: "mstock, natural history, botany, floras, county floras, sussex"

 
P. ASHBEE
The Earthern Long Barrow in Britain. An Introduction to the Study of the Funerary Practice and Culture of the Neolithic People of the Third Millennium BC.
"Dent, 1970" "4to., First Edition, with 36 plates and 58 illustrations in the texct; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly frayed at edges. A standard reference"
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Book number: 9397
GBP 34.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 US$ 44.94 | JP¥ 4939]
Keywords: "mstock, topography, archaeology, stone age, neolithic, barrows, chambers, funerals"

 
M. ASHLEY
James II. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Dent, [1977]" "8vo., First Edition, with plates; red cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
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Book number: 23982
GBP 44.00 [Appr.: EURO 51.5 US$ 58.15 | JP¥ 6392]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "history, james II"

 
J. ASHTON
Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign. Illustrated by Reproductions from Cartoons and other Drawings.
"Hurst & Blackett, 1903" "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 31 illustrations in the text, free endpapers very lightly spotted; original pictorial green cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in black, backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt and black, gilt top, backstrip very lightly chafed at head and tail else a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy. With 4pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Scarce in this condition."
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Book number: 13537
GBP 46.00 [Appr.: EURO 54 US$ 60.8 | JP¥ 6682]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: "history, victoria, victorian social life, victorian period, gossip, tittle tattle, john ashton"

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