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A Year at Chequers 1875 : The Diary of Miss Georgiana Williams
1 A Year at Chequers 1875 : The Diary of Miss Georgiana Williams
London Telescope Publishing 1997 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Oblong Irving, Eleanor 
Clean bright booklet drawing on a long-lost diary to a time when Chequers was a private country house in the Chilterns. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Pictorial Records of the English in Egypt with a full and descriptive life of General Gordon, the hero of Khartoum.
2 Pictorial Records of the English in Egypt with a full and descriptive life of General Gordon, the hero of Khartoum.
London James Sangster Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Rebound in plain burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Undated circa 1890. Illustrated with 8 colour portraits and upwards of 120 wood engravings. Together with graphic narratives of the lives and adventures of Lord Wolseley, Stewart, Burnaby, Horatio Nelson, Abercromby, Sidney Smith, Sir John Moor, Bruce, and other world-famous heroes. 502 pages + adverts. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Mirror: Periodical Paper Published at Edinburgh in the Years 1779 & 1780 Volume III
3 The Mirror: Periodical Paper Published at Edinburgh in the Years 1779 & 1780 Volume III
London Taylor & Hessey 1809 Full Leather Reading Copy 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
This is Volume III only. Described as a reading copy because of cracking and loss to leather along spine strip edge and rear board. Otherwise a good clean copy. Contents include:- Letter from Timothy Shuttleworth stating his difficulties in reading newspapers; Dinner at Mr Melfort's - hard drinking. Mr Umphraville's reflection on modern manners; The effect of difficutly in attainment to heighten our keenness in pursuit; Letter from John Hearty giving an account of his sufferings from n extreme propensity to friendship. etc. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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The Recreations of a Country Parson Third Series
4 The Recreations of a Country Parson Third Series
London Longmans, Green & Co 1878 Hard Cover Reading Copy No Jacket 8vo 
Small tear to cloth along the edge of spine strip and wear to cloth at head and tale of spine strip. Boards are lightly soiled. Internally text block is clean. Small tear to margin of page 3. A perfectly acceptable reading copy. 324 pages. Concerning the life of a Victorian Country Parson. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Heinemann Advanced History : British Imperial & Foreign Policy 1846-1980, Aldred, John
5 Aldred, John Heinemann Advanced History : British Imperial & Foreign Policy 1846-1980
London Heinemann 2004 0435327534 / 9780435327538 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Written to help students studying the rise and fall of Britain's imperial power, and the policies adopted during this period. Very good clean large format paperback. 188 pages. Next post UK dispatch. 
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The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 1, Altholz, Josef L. & McElrath, Damian
6 Altholz, Josef L. & McElrath, Damian The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 1
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Cambrdige University Press 2008 0521083559 / 9780521083553 Soft Cover As New 8vo 
Volume 1 covers the period between February 1858 -August 1859. With full introduction and explanatory notes. As new, unread paperback. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 19.00 GBP
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The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 2, Altholz, Josef L. & McElrath, Damian
7 Altholz, Josef L. & McElrath, Damian The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 2
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Cambrdige University Press 2008 0521083699 / 9780521083690 Soft Cover As New 8vo 
Volume 2 covers the period betweenSeptember 1859 - June 1862 when Acton was editor of the Rambler until its transformation into the Home and Foreign Review. . As new, unread paperback. 342 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 27.50 GBP
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The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 3, Altholz, Josef L. & McElrath, Damian
8 Altholz, Josef L. & McElrath, Damian The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 3
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Cambridge University Press 2008 052108380X / 9780521083805 Soft Cover As New 8vo 
Volume 3 covers the period between July 1862 and Simpson's death. 369 pages including index. As new, unread paperback. 342 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. 
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Workshop Receipts (Fourth Series), Anon
9 Anon Workshop Receipts (Fourth Series)
London E. & F. N. Spon Ltd 1889 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Good clean hardback with small tear to cloth at base of spine. Text block clean. Binding square and tight. 495 pages + publisher's adverts. This edition covers such topics as :- waterproofing, packing and storing, embalming, leather polishes, pumps and siphons, bookbinding, staw plait etc 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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In Hard Times - Reformers Among the Late Victorians, Ausubel, Herman
10 Ausubel, Herman In Hard Times - Reformers Among the Late Victorians
London Oxford University Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Shows how the reformers of late Victorian England, broughtabout a major transformation in England's social thought from John Bright to Florence Nightingale, Bernard Shaw to Beatrice and Sidney Webb, they attacked the old order and paved the way for our modern welfare society. A very good clean copy in an unclipped jacket. 403 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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The Black Hole of Calcutta - a Reconstruction, Barber, Noel
11 Barber, Noel The Black Hole of Calcutta - a Reconstruction
London Readers Union 1966 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Looks at one of the most dramatic events in British Imperial History, where a handful of men defended the East India Company's fort from the siege of 50,000 Indians. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which has stain to rear cover. 254 pages. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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Thomas Munro and the Development of Administrative Policy in Madras 1792-1818, Beaglehole, T. H.
12 Beaglehole, T. H. Thomas Munro and the Development of Administrative Policy in Madras 1792-1818
Cambrdige, Cambridge University Press 2010 0521148111 / 9780521148115 Soft Cover As New 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gives a detailed chronological study of Munro's administrative career up to 1820, and the reforms he made later as the Governor of Madras and East India. As new, unread paperback. 183 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 14.50 GBP
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Under Every Leaf : How Britain Played The Greater Game From Afghanistan to Africa, Beaver, William
13 Beaver, William Under Every Leaf : How Britain Played The Greater Game From Afghanistan to Africa
London Biteback Publishing 2012 1849542198 / 9781849542197 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Reveals the story of the shadowy Intelligence Division of the British War Office and its unsung role in the formation of the Victorian Empire and imperial policy-making from Asia to Africa. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 341 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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The Victorian Scene : A Picture Book of the Period 1837-1901, Bentley, Nicolas
14 Bentley, Nicolas The Victorian Scene : A Picture Book of the Period 1837-1901
London George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
The distinguished artist uses his acute and selective eye to look at the domestic life of Victorian times in putting together a beautiful and unusual book. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean, large volume hardback in a price-clipped d/w showing sunning to spine protected in a plastic film - 296 pages including index. From the reference collection of the costume designer Colin Lavers and with his name/date to the ffep. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts XII - In Lighter Vain, Bethell, Lieut Colonel L.A. [Editor]
15 Bethell, Lieut Colonel L.A. [Editor] 'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts XII - In Lighter Vain
London William Blackwood 1942 Hard Back Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Very good clean hardback offering a sketch of life in various outposts of the Empire. Previous owner's name to top of first page. Minor foxing to page edges but text block is clean. 336 pages. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Dark Safari : Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley, Bierman, John
16 Bierman, John Dark Safari : Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley
London Hodder & Stoughton 1991 0340509775 / 9780340509777 First British Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Looks at the life of Henry Morton Stanley, reassessing his achievements in the light of post-colonial realities, to tell one of the greatest adventure stories of all times - who should be remembered for far more that the phrase "Dr. Livingstone, I presume". A clean, crisp hardback in unclipped dustwrapper whose edges have been neatly reinforced with clear tape. 401 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Europe and the World :1650-1830, Black, Jeremy
17 Black, Jeremy Europe and the World :1650-1830
London & New York Routledge 2002 0415255694 / 9780415255691 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Professor Black analyses European attitudes, exploration, trade and acquisition of knowledge in this important thematic study of the first age of globalisation. Clean, unread paperback - 192 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The British Seaborne Empire, Black, Jeremy
18 Black, Jeremy The British Seaborne Empire
New Haven and London Yale University Press 2004 0300103867 / 9780300103861 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
Professor Black's masterful analysis of the role of the sea in the history of the British Empire. Clean, square hardback in a d/w - 420 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Boswell's Life of Johnson - 2 Volumes, Boswell,
19 Boswell, Boswell's Life of Johnson - 2 Volumes
London Heron Hard Cover Very Good 8vo 
Considered the greatest biography in the English language about the man who became the most accomplished conversationalist who has every lived. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpapers of both volumes. Brown decorated leatherette boards with gilt lettering to spine. Volume I - 638 pages. Volume II - 646 pages. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Bousfield Diaries : A Middle-Class Family in Late Victorian Bedford, Bousfield, Charlotte
20 Bousfield, Charlotte The Bousfield Diaries : A Middle-Class Family in Late Victorian Bedford
Bedfordshire Historical Record Society 2007 085155072X / 9780851550725 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Volume 86 in the Publications of the Bedfordshire Historical Record Society Series paints a vivid picture of the activities of the multi-talented Bousfield family of Bedford, led by a strong-minded matriarch. Clean, square hardback in a d/w - 233 pages including index. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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