Hardcover. London, Cassell , 1st, 1896, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers with gilt title on spine, 488 pages. Frontis. of Lord Randolph Churchill. Ex-library with minimal traces: Bookplate inside front cover, stamp to title page, residue to rear paste-down. Interior bright and clean, top edge gilt.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, The American Philosophical Society, reprint, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 579 pages. B&w photographs. Previous owner's inscription on front flyleaf. Light foxing to top edge. Wear, chipping to dust jacket. A nice, clean copy.
Hardcover. Amsterdam, Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, reprint, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 77 pages, red cloth binding with blue and gilt stamping. A facsimile reprint of the London 1613 printing. Tight, clean copy.
Hardcover. London, 1840, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Volume one. Rebound. Some pencil underlining and notation. Previous owner's signature on front end paper. Wrinkle to front top corner. Fading to covers.
Hardcover. London, Printed for the Companie of Stationers, unknown, 1620, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Rebound, black covers w/ gilt lettering on spine. Soiling, ragged edges to front fly leaf and title page. Some foxing, staining to pages. Fore-edge soiled. This copy lacks year XXVII of Henry VIII. Else a nice, tight copy. Photos available.
Hardcover. London, Country Life, 1st, 1922, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes complete, large folio (15" X 12"). 344 and 361 pages plus 100 appendix and index pages. pale green cloth with gilt lettering and design, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece in Volume II, profusely illustrated with about 700 b&w illustrations, plans and drawings. Clean, bright set. First edition of Arthur T. Bolton's monumental monograph on the architecture of Robert (1728-1792) and James Adam (1732-1794), two Scottish brothers who were renowned neoclassical architects, interior and furniture designers.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st U.S., 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 430 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine and front cover. Covers bound in red fabric, in great shape. Dust jacket unclipped and excellent. Decorated endpapers. Top edge dyed. Clean and bright inside and out.
Softcover. Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1st, 1989, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 119 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Blue pictorial stiff wrappers. Lovely copy. Like new.
Hardcover. New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1st US, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 319 pages. Hardcover. Previous owners bookplate on preliminary pages. 16 pages of black & white illustrations. Foxing to top edge. Dust jacket with chipping along edges.
Hardcover. New York , HarperChildrens, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 240 pages. Clean, tight copy. As children, C.S. Lewis and his brother W.H. Lewis created the fantasy world of Boxen. This book collects stories and illustrations, history, geography etc of Boxen. Reproduced original illustrations by the authors. Introduction by Douglas Gresham. The History of Boxen by Walter Hooper.
Softcover. London/NY, Routledge, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 236 pages. "Colonial Desire is a controversial study that breaks new ground in analysing how concepts of culture get formed, and how racialized assumptions continue to pervade them." In this study, the author argues that today's theories on post-colonialism and ethnicity are disturbingly close to the colonial discourse of the 19th century. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1st US, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. 360 pages. Dust jacket with edgewear, sun-fading. Clean, tight copy. The first monograph on English medieval county courts, this book provides a major revision of traditional conceptions of the character of these courts and the organization of English society from the twelfth to the fourteenth century. THe county courts have been considered courts of custom dominated by local knights unskilled in the law. By analyzing county peronnel and their role of the courts, Robert C. Palmer shows that these courts were, on the contrary, clearly professional and controlled by the magnates through their lawyers. Nevertheless, as the author demonstrates by his study of the process of jurisdictional change, the county courts were increasingly relegated to lesser roles by changes meant to assure justice to county litigants, while the king's court became the normal court of original jurisdiction for most important cases.
Hardcover. East Sussex UK, Book Guild, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, b&w period photos from the turn of the last century. Like new in shrink-wrap. From a box brimming with fantastic photographs come this collection of the works of photojournalist Andrew Pitcairn-Knowles assembled by his grandson. 38 pages of text. 110 plates.
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1923, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 198 pages. Hardcover. Detailed b/w illustrations throughout. Covers bound in green fabric with gilt title and design on spine (faded) and front cover. Former owner's signature on front endpaper. Covers show some agewear with fading, a bit of soil from handling and shelf wear, and a touch of fraying to edges of spine and corners of covers. Pages and edges are age-yellowed, but binding still quite tight and all in good condition considering age.
Hardcover. London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1st, 1911, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth with gilt titles, top edge gilt, 456 pages. Preface, editorial notes accompanying each speech from Cromwell, delivered September 17, 1665 to Gladstone, May 7, 1877. Some light foxing to first 12 pages, otherwise clean, no markings.
Hardcover. London, British Library Publishing, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 256 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy with color illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. Austin, TX, University of Texas Press, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 164 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Covers and spine slightly yellowed from age. Very clean inside. From the back cover: "The years 1839-1920 were a period of the most intense creative ferment in early photography. For the eight decades Great Britain, birthplace of the challenging new medium, led the world in photographic innovations and established most standards of photographic artistry and application. (This book) describes the extraordinary breadth of photography during this dynamic era."
Hardcover. London, Folio Society, 1st thus, 1987, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: None, 441 pages, edited and introduced by Richard Barber, a selection from "The History of the Worthies of England" by Thomas Fuller. Gilt title and decorations on dark blue cloth board with slipcase, spotless and tight copy.
Hardcover. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1st, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 304 pages. Hardcover. Black & white map opposite preface. Dust jacket with light wear, foxing along edges - dust jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked pages.
Softcover. Great Britain, Midnight Press, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 64 pages. Softcover. B/w illustration throughout. In excellent shape. Wrapper has a little label residue, but otherwise pristiine and unripped. Clean and unmarked inside. Binding tight.
Hardcover. London, Ward & Downey, 1st, 1885, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 567 pages. Expertly rebound in a plain black buckram with the gilt title on spine. INSCRIBED BY O'CONNOR on the half-title page and dated March 2 1895. O'Connor was a famous Irish politician and journalist. Very clean.
Hardcover. London, Jonathan Cape, 1st, 1925, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers. Selection of the writings of Henry William Massingham (1860-1924), an English journalist and editor of The Nation from 1907 to 1923. 368 pages, frontis portrait. Clean, unmarked.
Hardcover. New York , D. Appleton and Company, 1st, 1899, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 519 pages. Blue cloth with gilded lettering. Top edge gilt. Minor bump on edges and spine. Previous owner inscription on front fly leaf. Many b&w illustrations by various artists. Nice, clean interior.
Hardcover. Kent, U.K., Midas Books, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 407 pages, with b&w illustrations throughout. Very slight foxing on top edge and minor edge wear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black, 2nd, 1873, Book: Very Good, Hardcover. Color frontis, title page vignette, four color plates. Folding map in rear with some tears but all these repairable. Front hinge cracked.
Hardcover. London, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 408 pages. Jacobitism, or support for the exiled Stuarts after the revolution of 1688, has become a topic of great interest in recent years. Historians have debated its influence on Parliamentary politics, but none has yet attempted to explore its broader implications in English society. This study offers a wide-ranging analysis of every aspect of Jacobite activity, from pamphlets and newspapers to songs, cartoons, riots, seditious words, clubs, and armed insurrection. Previous owner's inscription on first page, light marginal notes to about 20 pages. In a bright dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, First Edition, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 107 pages. Hardcover. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf. Black & white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with moderate wear, tears to edges & chipping, now protected with a plastic cover. Toning throughout. Clean & unmarked.
Hardcover. Abington UK, Professional Books Ltd., reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Unpaginated, approximately 500 pages. A hardcover reprint of the 1679 London edition published by Sawbridge, et al. Latin text. Clean and tight.
Hardcover. Abington UK, Professional Books Ltd., reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Unpaginated, approximately 400 pages. A hardcover reprint of the 1679 London edition published by Sawbridge, et al. Latin text. Clean and tight.
Hardcover. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1st, 1912, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth with gilt titles, 351 pages. Preliminary pages with foxing, stamp on title page otherwise good plus. Complete with 27 pages of publisher's ads in rear.
Hardcover. London, Eliot Stock, 1st, 1896, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, AUTHOR'S INSCRIPTION on tipped-in card. 241 pages, b&w illustrations by Alfred Beaver and others. Light green cloth covers w/ gilt lettering and design. Ink markings to first few pages. Wear to cover corners. Hinges cracked. Staining to end papers and some pages.
Hardcover. New York, Hill and Wang , 1st, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 144 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w drawings by Paul Hogarth throughout. Gilt titles on spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Pantheon, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 96 pages. A collection of b&w images Brandt made in the 1930s of how the various classes of English society lived their lives. Brandt personally supervised the printing of the plates. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, otherwise clean copy.
Hardcover. London, V&A Publishing, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 160 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Beautifully illustrated with new photography of Firbank's evening gowns, tailored suits, and hats, the book also features contemporary photographs and pages from Firbank's own fashion cuttings albums.
Hardcover. NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1st, 1971, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 378 pages. From dust jacket notes: "For most Americans, the Second World War started on December 7, 1941, and much of the fighting took place in strange, faraway places. For the British, the war started on September 3, 1939, and much of the action took place in the skies over England. In the spring of 1940, after months of uneasy calm, Germany invaded the Lowlands and conquered France within a few days, leaving England without her only meaningful ally on the Continent. A year would pass before the Soviet Union was drawn into the war, and eighteen months before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The United Kingdom, with a land area about the size of Wyoming, was alone, all alone, with only the Straits of Dover separating the island from Hitler's war machine. For six years Mollie Panter-Downes covered the war for The New Yorker magazine from her native England. Even at the height of the air war over London, when 'all that is best in the good life of civilized effort appears to be slowly and painfully keeling over,' she continued to file her fortnightly reports in an understated but dramatic fashion that reflected the fortitude of her fellow countrymen: 'The announcements of the first air-raid deaths are beginning to appear in the obituary columns of the morning papers. No mention is made of the cause of death, but the conventional phrase "very suddenly" is always used.' William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker, has assembled Miss Panter-Downes' 'Letter from London' columns into a consecutive, on-the-spot chronicle of the war in England."
Hardcover. Birmingham AL, The Legal Classics Library, reprint, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 612 pages, thick 8vo, full tan gilt decorated leather, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, engraved frontispiece, decorative engraved borders each page. The charters of liberties and confirmations, granted by Henry III. and Edward I.; the original charter of the forests; and various authentic instruments connected with them: explanatory notes on their several privileges; a descriptive account of the principal originals and editions extant, both in print and manuscript; and other illustrations. Originally published in 1829.
Hardcover. Edinburgh, Sterling and Slade, 1st Revised, 1819, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Five volumes complete. Bound in half leather with marbled boards. Spines with raised bands and gilt lettering., Marbled design to all edges. Each volume with an engraved frontispiece portrait. Covers rubbed , worn, moderate foxing (mostly to early pages) otherwise clean, solid copies. Gilt lettering on spine faded, rubbing and wear to ribs and edges. Gutter crack in Vol. 1 at rear in middle of appendix, This is the first revised and corrected edition with a new appendix.
Hardcover. Carlton Books, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 128 pages, illustrated throughout with numerous plates in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 157 pages. A study of the popular English children's writer, Mrs Sherwood, 1775-1851 considering her style, writings, relations with publishers, etc. Includes reprints of The little woodman and his dog Caesar originally published: London, Houlston, 1850 and Soffrona and her cat Muff originally published: Wellington, Salop, Houlston, 1828. Includes a 38 page bibliography. "No study of nineteenth - century children's books in England can afford to ignore Mrs. Sherwood. She produced over four hundred different titles - books, tales, tracts, texts, magazines, articles in periodicals, cbapbooks, and Sunday School rewards. There is evidence that the writings of her Evangelical period, in particular, had a remarkable influence upon Victorian literature for the young.
Hardcover. New York , Skira, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The artists included: Victoria Miro or Maureen Paley, as well as in the collections of the Saatchi Gallery and the Tate Modernare Lucy Levene, Lisa Castagner, Sarah Pickering, Anne Hardy, Esther Teichmann, Gareth McConnell, Melissa Moore, Suzanne Mooney, Harold Offeh, Sophie Rickett, Annabel Elgar, Danny Treacy, Kirk Palmer, Becky Beasley, Bianca Brunner, Simon Cunningham, and Heiko Tieman.