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. London, Cassell and Company, 2nd Ed., 1885, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 520 pages plus publisher's ads. Frontispiece portrait of Disraeli. The author was one of the most famous English political journalists of the Victorian era. Small ink name on title page, otherwise tight and clean copy.
Hardcover. London/Portand OR, Fank Cass, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. This work examines in a comparative historical way the socialist, liberal and conservative strands of Anglo-American anticommunist thought before the Cold War. In so doing, this book provides us with an intellectual pre-history of Cold War attitudes and policy positions. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Henry Holt, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 16 plates, 13 text maps, bibliography, index; An insightful history of Churchill's lifelong commitment-both public and private-to the Jews and Zionism, and of his outspoken opposition to anti-SemitismWinston Churchill's commitment to Jewish rights, to Zionism, and ultimately to the State of Israel never wavered. In 1922, he established on the bedrock of international law the right of Jews to emigrate to Palestine. During his meeting with David Ben-Gurion in 1960, Churchill presented the Israeli prime minister with an article he had written about Moses, praising the patriarch. In between these events he fought harder and more effectively for the Jewish people than the world has ever realized.
Hardcover. London, Bradbury & Evans, 1st, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 252 full page engravings of Leech's 19th century political cartoons. 3/4 leather front cover (detached) deletes "Early" from title. Back cover mostly detached, but good internally. Shipping extra for this volume.
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 , Bell & Daldy, reprint, 1869, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in 3/4 polished leather with marbled boards, spine with gilt lettering, raised bands. Engraved title and twelve full-page engraved plates and 116 engravings on wood by Cruikshank. 277 pages, humorous essays and commentary throughout by various writers. Reprint of the 1845 Edition.
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. London, Williams & Norgate, 1st, 1911, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth wit gilt stamping, 338 pages with index. 12 tipped-in illustrations. Autobiography of the Right Hon. Robert Farquharson, Member of Parliament. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf otherwise clean.
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. 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, A & E Black, 1st, 1926, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 293 pages. Nevinson (1858-1932) was a journalist and women's rights activist. A nice reading copy of this hard-to-find autobiography. Covers edgeworn but a clean copy.
Hardcover. Netherlands, Dordrecht/Republic of Letters, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, illustrated glossy boards, 281 pages. For the first four decades of the twentieth century Philip Kerr, the Eleventh Marquess of Lothian, hovered on the fringes of power in Britain. As a commentator on public affairs, private secretary to Liberal prime minister David Lloyd George, secretary to the Rhodes Trust, Liberal peer, and ambassador to the United States at the beginning of World War II, Lothian's greatest interest was in preserving and strengthening the British Empire and building close bonds with the United States. This international collection of essays by seven scholars explores Lothian's impact on Anglo-American relations and his role, behind the scenes and as a government official, in forging what would eventually become known as the "special relationship." Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Arno Press, reprint, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark green cloth with gilt stamping, 220 pages including index. Reproduced in facsimile from the 1882 edition. One of Trollope's scarcer titles, especially in hardcover. No dust jacket issued.
Hardcover. NY, Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1st, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 379 pages. The origin and contents of the Magna Carta, its meaning in history and relevance today. Clean copy.
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.
Softcover. Brighton UK, Sussex Academic Press, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 283 pages. The first book to study the history of the Nazis in Britain. In September 1930, the Nazi Party newspaper, Volkischer Beobachter, sent its first representative to London. Soon afterwards, German residents in London established an Ortsgruppe, or local Nazi group, which provided Party members with a place to congregate and support the new movement. By 1933, more than 100 members belonged to the London group. The Nazis in pre-war London created a dilemma for the Foreign Office and the Home Office, who were divided as to how best to treat residents whose allegiance was to the German Reich. Some felt that all Nazi organizations should be banned, and Party Members should not be allowed to enter the UK. Others, including MI5, argued that it would be easier to keep track of Nazis if they were in-country. Previously unpublished German documents reveal the fates of German diplomats, journalists, and professionals, many of whom were interned in Britain or deported to Nazi Germany once war broke out on September 3, 1939. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, printed by C. & R. Baldwin for Thomas Payne, 1st, 1808, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, polished brown calf, 253 pages. A clean copy of the First Edition of Samuel Johnson's tract on the Corn Laws written in 1766 for the use of his friend William Gerard Hamilton - an important politician of the period who achieved a brilliant reputation as an orator - despite his nickname of 'Single Speech Hamilton' The volume was edited by Malone, who found the tract among Hamilton's papers and contributed a long preface. 8vo., xlvi, 253, p colophon.; Stipple engraved frontispiece portrait. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover, edgewear/rubbing to calf along gilt ruled border on covers, spine with gilt decoration, red morroco label on spine. Front cover hinge tender, but holding.
Hardcover. London, Chapman & Hall, 1st, 1912, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth covers with gilt lettering, 325 pages including index. Front endpaper glued to inside cover, Clean copy. Memoirs of a journalist who covered the British Parliament for 45 years.
Hardcover. London, George Newnes Ltd., 1st, 1903, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, gray cloth, black, white and gilt decoration with Speaker of the house in profile on cover, 378 pages. Illustrated with text cartoons throughout and a color frontis by Gould. Sir Henry William Lucy JP, (1842 -1924) was one of the most famous English political journalists of the Victorian era. He was widely known on both sides of the Atlantic. Known as serious commentator of parliamentary affairs, he was also an accomplished humorist, and a parliamentary sketch-writer; acknowledged as the first great lobby correspondent. Owner's signature on blank prelim page, cloth is worn at spine edges with some fraying, title on spine faded. Binding is sound, tight.
Hardcover. NY, Harper & Brothers, 1st, 1903, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green clith with gilt titles on front and spine, 340 pages. Illustrated with several photographs, top edge gilt. Essays on the literary and political figures of the 1860s, including Charles Dickens, W. M. Thackery, Thomas Carlyle, Alfred Tennyson, Richard Owen, Richard Cobden, John Bright, Sir Stafford Northcote, Sir Richard Burton, Lady Burton, J.A. Blake, Sir Patrick O"Brien, Lady Russell, Lord John Russell, Garibaldi, Robert Keeley, John Arthur Roebuck, Lord Clarence Paget, Thorold Rogers, and Goldwin Smith. Justin McCarthy (1830 ? 1912) was an Irish nationalist, a Liberal historian, a novelist and a politician. He was a Member of Parliament from 1879 to 1900 in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and an ardent proponent of Irish Home Rule. He is perhaps best remembered for his five volume work--A History of Our Own Times which covers the Victorian Era from Queen Victoria"s accession to her Diamond Jubilee.
Hardcover. London, Smith Elder & Co., 3rd Ed., 1836, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, brown calf covers with embossed design, black leather spine label with gilt lettering, gilt-decorated raised bands. Title page states Third Edition. Clean, bright copy. If we used Fine as a condition (we don't), this volume would qualify.
Hardcover. London, Smith Elder & Co., 2nd Ed., 1836, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 3/4 black calf with marbled boards, spine with leather labels, gilt lettering, raised bands. Title page states Second Edition. Previous owner's name in pencil on front fly leaf, otherwise clean. If we used Fine as a condition (we don't), this volume would qualify.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Inc., 2nd Printing, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 448 pages. Illustrated with 16 pages of black & white photographs. Dust jacket with wear and darkening along top edge. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Longman, Orme, Green & Longmans, 1st, 1841, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, leather bound, two volumes in one: 631 plus 480 pages. All edges gilt, ribbon marker, spine has black calf label with gilt lettering, raised bands with gilt decoration. Both covers with gilt design around edges, elaborate bookplate on inside front cover. A small notation dated 1854 on last page states the publication of the work was discontinued. So never a Volume 2. Covers with light scars, some discoloration to rear board, otherwise a spectacular copy of a very scarce book.
Hardcover. Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black, 1st, 1838, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Four volumes complete, [x], 676p, ; [iv], 632p; [iv], 626p; 571p+Index. Full calf binding, marbled edges, spine ribbed with 6 sections, 2 with leather labels and gilt titles. Gilt edge design on all edges, ornate gilt design on spine. Bookplate of Herbert John Gladstone on inside covers. He was a British Liberal politician. The youngest son of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, he was Home Secretary from 1905 to 1910 and Governor-General of the Union of South Africa from 1910 to 1914. All volumes are bright and clean. Some minor wear to spine edges.
Hardcover. Chapel Hill NC, University of North Carolina Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The personal correspondence between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Prime Minister Anthony Eden during the time they were simultaneously in office tells the dramatic story of a relationship that began with great promise but ended in division and estrangement. Many of the letters have only recently been declassified, making it possible for the first time to publish this unique historic collection in its entirety. Peter G. Boyle's introduction, annotations, and conclusion provide context for the letters--details about the personalities and careers of Eden and Eisenhower and major issues that influenced the Anglo-American relationship up to 1955, such as relations with the Soviet Union, nuclear concerns, colonialism, the Middle and Far East, economic issues, and intelligence matters. The letters themselves offer an intimate look into the special connection between Britain and the United States through the often eloquent words of their leaders. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Brentano's, 1st, 1930, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, original publisher's blue cloth, lettered silver on spine and on front cover. Signed presentation from Stephen Wise on front fly leaf. 294 pages. A critique of the White Paper of Lord Passfield and the charges of betrayal hurled at the British Labor Government by Jews regarding British-Zionist relations. Mild shelf wear, clean copy. Remnants of dj laid in.
Hardcover. London, Macmillan, 1st, 1892, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcovers. Vol. 1: 586 pages. Vol. 2: 625 pages. Bright blue cloth covers with gilt lettering. An important historical work, including chapters on the Middlesex elections of 1768-69 (the first great platform campaign), the economy agitation, the legal position of the platform, the French Revolution agitation, Roman Catholic Emancipation, the Reform Bill, Chartism, the Anti-Corn Law League, accounts of notable libel and sedition trials, etc. Clean copies with light shelf wear.
Hardcover. Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo & Co, reprint, 1881, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, original gilt-blocked half buckram over sandgrain cloth, 544 pages with index. Top edge gilt. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Ithaca NY, Cornell University Press , 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dustjacket, 255 pages. Laura Tabili is the first historian to examine the concrete connections between the legacy of imperialism and the problem of racial antagonism inside Britain. Previous efforts to explain ethnic conflict have often resorted to pessimistic "common-sense" assumptions about the universality of xenophobia and racism; here Tabili recovers the historical conditions under which racial inequality was institutionalized in Britain. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, George Allen & Unwin , 1st, 1926, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Very good copy in the original title-blocked black cloth with red lettering. 178 pages including index. The Russian revolutionary's thesis on the economic and political decline of England. Clean copy.