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The Mirror: Periodical Paper Published at Edinburgh in the Years 1779 & 1780 Volume III

By: N/A

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Taylor & Hessey: 1809

Seller ID: 048247


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 difficulty in attainment to heighten our keenness in pursuit; Letter from John Hearty giving an account of his su... View more info

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The Recreations of a Country Parson Third Series

By: N/A

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co: 1878

Seller ID: 048704


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. View more info

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Pictorial Records of the English in Egypt with a full and descriptive life of General Gordon, the hero of Khartoum.

By: N/A

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, James Sangster:

Seller ID: 054264


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. View more info

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A Year at Chequers 1875 : The Diary of Miss Georgiana Williams

By: N/A

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Telescope Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 065018


Clean bright booklet drawing on a long-lost diary to a time when Chequers was a private country house in the Chilterns. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Heinemann Advanced History : British Imperial & Foreign Policy 1846-1980

By: Aldred, John

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 2004

Seller ID: 063094


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. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 1

By: Altholz, Josef L. & McElrath, Damian

Price: £19.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambrdige University Press: 2008

Seller ID: 055842


Volume 1 covers the period between February 1858 -August 1859. With full introduction and explanatory notes. As new, unread paperback. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 2

By: Altholz, Josef L. & McElrath, Damian

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambrdige University Press: 2008

Seller ID: 055843


Volume 2 covers the period between September 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. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 3

By: Altholz, Josef L. & McElrath, Damian

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Seller ID: 062591


Volume 3 covers the period between July 1862 and Simpson's death. 369 pages including index. As new, unread paperback. 342 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Workshop Receipts (Fourth Series)

By: Anon

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, E. & F. N. Spon Ltd: 1889

Seller ID: 060395


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, straw plait etc View more info

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Passages in the Life of a Radical

By: Bamford, Samuel

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Oxford Paperbacks: 1984

Seller ID: 063748


Writings of Samuel Bamford, the English radical and writer, whose dramatic account of political events, including the Peterloo massacre, paint an important picture of working-class social and political life. Tanning to page edges, and light reading creases to spine. 368 pages. Prompt dispatch View more info

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The Black Hole of Calcutta - a Reconstruction

By: Barber, Noel

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Readers Union: 1966

Seller ID: 042882


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. View more info

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Thomas Munro and the Development of Administrative Policy in Madras 1792-1818

By: Beaglehole, T. H.

Price: £14.50

Publisher: Cambrdige,, Cambridge University Press: 2010

Seller ID: 056041


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. View more info

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Under Every Leaf : How Britain Played The Greater Game From Afghanistan to Africa

By: Beaver, William

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Biteback Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 060386


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. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Victorian Scene : A Picture Book of the Period 1837-1901

By: Bentley, Nicolas

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045910


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. View more info

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'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts XII - In Lighter Vain

By: Bethell, Lieut Colonel L.A. [Editor]

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, William Blackwood: 1942

Seller ID: 049932


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. View more info

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Dark Safari : Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley

By: Bierman, John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1991

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 037349


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. View more info

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Europe and the World :1650-1830

By: Black, Jeremy (Editor)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London & New York, Routledge: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 063214


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. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Desert Hawk - Abd El Kader and the French Conquest of Algeria

By: Blunt, Wilfrid

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 063922


Ex- Boots Library book with sticker to front cover and library label removed from rear endpaper. Cloth to spine ends is worn with minor losses and boards are soiled. Occasional odd blemish to margins but text block is clean. Binding is tight. 292 pages including index. 16 gravure plates and a map. The story of the Algerian "Sharif" religious and military leader who led a struggle against the French colonial invasion in the mid-19th century. View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson - 2 Volumes

By: Boswell,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Heron:

Seller ID: 057584


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. View more info

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The Bousfield Diaries : A Middle-Class Family in Late Victorian Bedford

By: Bousfield, Charlotte

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Bedfordshire Historical Record Society: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 063061


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. Prompt dispatch. View more info