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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

Condition: Reading Copy


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 sufferings from n extreme propensity to friendship. etc. 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

Condition: Reading Copy


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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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News of the World Year Book & Dictionary 1897

By: N/A

Price: £42.50

Publisher: London, News of the World: 1897

Seller ID: 066973

Condition: Reading Copy


Described as a reading copy only as boards have been untidily re-glued. Rear board is half detached but holding. Spine strip is missing. Binding is loose but holding. Title page is creased/torn lengthways. First few pages are loose. Pages are very tanned and fragile - due to the quality of the paper. Includes a brief review of the News of the World; calendar; astronomical section; historic events section; British section; British & Foreign Section; miscellaneous section; dictionary; the solution of a problem of four centuries; newspaper printing machinery, and numerous advertisements of th... View more info

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Victorian Shopping: Harrods 1895 Catalogue

By: N/A

Price: £47.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1972

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 067053

ISBN: 0715357379

Condition: Good


Facsimile copy of the 1895 Harrod's catalogue showing the artefacts of upper middle-class life at the height of Victorian England from fire-irons to dinner gongs, ladies umbrellas to pork sausages. A little foxing to page edges, and creasing to both front and rear endpapers else a good clean hardback in dustjacket which is a little stretched and shows signs of wear/tear. 1510 pages. 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

ISBN: 0435327534

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0521083559

Condition: As New


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

ISBN: 0521083699

Condition: As New


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

ISBN: 052108380X

Condition: As New


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

Condition: Good


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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The Black Hole of Calcutta - a Reconstruction

By: Barber, Noel

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Readers Union: 1966

Seller ID: 042882

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0521148111

Condition: As New


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

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

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

ISBN: 1849542198

Condition: Near Fine


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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Victorian Prints

By: Bedford, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066716

Condition: Very Good


No. 20 in the Collectors' Pieces Series. Handy-sized, 64 page booklet aimed to suit the enthusiast of more modest means. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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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Simla the Summer Capital of British India

By: Bhasin, Raaja

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Rupa & Co: 2011

Seller ID: 066368

ISBN: 8129117681

Condition: Very Good


The story of the 'summer capital of British India'. Very good clean paperback illustrated with b/w photographs. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 458 pages Fold-out map to rear. Prompt dispatch. 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

ISBN: 0340509775

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0415255694

Condition: Near Fine


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