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ADAM, ALEXANDER: A Summary of Geography and History, Both Ancient and Modern Containing an account of the political nations in ancient and modern times; their manners and customs; the local situation of cities; especially of such as have been distinguished by memorable events: with an abridgment of the fabulous history of mythology of the Greeks. To which is prefixed, an historical account of the progress and improvements of Astronomy and Geography, from the earliest periods to the time of Sir Isaac Newton: also, a brief account of the principles of the Newtonian Philosophy, occasionally compared with the opinions of the ancients, concerning the general and particular properties of matter; the air, heat and cold, light, and its effects; the laws of motion; the planetary system, &c . .... The Third edition, corrected. To which is added, a geographical index ....

Item No. 16041

Item No. 16041

London: A. Strahan for T. Cadell (& others),1802. Illustrated with maps.13 engraved folding maps & 1 folding plate (complete). 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 inches), pages: xii:858:(2, advertisements):(1, errata), contemporary full marbled tan calf, spine gilt on bands with green letteing piece. Contemporary signature on title, maps browned; overall a handsome copy in very good condition.

£145.00

Enquire Item No. 16041


ALECTO HISTORICAL EDITIONS (PUBLISHERS): The County of Nottinghamshire according to the Domesday Book, 1086-1087. The County Edition of Great Domesday Book. Limited to 1000 copies.

London: Alecto Historical Editions, 1987. Number 13 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies published between 1987 and 1990. The volumes, one being a facsimile of the original manuscript relating to Nottinghamshire with maps in pocket, another being 'Domesday Book Studies' and the last being a volume of Notes and Translation. Three volumes folio, original quarter cream linen with brown boards. An excellent set in the original slipcase which is also in excellent condition.

£150.00

Enquire Item No. 10331


BAINVILLE, JACQUES: Histoire de France.

Item No. 10607

Paris: Artheme Fayard, n.d. 8vo, pp.572:(1), quarter dark blue morocco, spine decorated in gilt, marbled boards. An attractive binding in excellent condition.

£25.00

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BALLARD, ADOLPHUS: The Domesday Boroughs.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1904. First edition. Tall 8vo, pp.135, original blue cloth, no dustwrapper; binding spine headbands and corners bumped and rubbed, some edge-rubbing particularly to top edge of front cover; internally, page edges lightly browned, browning and foxing to endpapers and prelimns. Bookplate to front pastedown.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 11327


BELL, H.I; MARTIN, V; TURNER, E.G; & VAN BERCHEM, D. (Editors): The Abinnaeus Archive. Papers of a Roman Officer in the Reign of Constantius.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1962. First edition. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 191-pages, original blue cloth; binding a little marked, overall good.

£55.00

Enquire Item No. 16684


BIRCH, WALTER DE GRAY: Domesday Book: A popular Account of the Exchequer Manuscript so called, with Notices of the Principal Points of General Interest which it contains. Second edition, revised.

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1908. Small 8vo, pp.viii:328, original bevelled blue cloth; headbands and corners bumped and slight rubbed; internally, a very good copy.

£5.00

Enquire Item No. 3965


BOUCHIER, E.S: Spain Under the Roman Empire.

Oxford: Blackwell, 1914. First edition. Folding map at end. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches wide), pp.200, original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, no dustwrapper; binding headbands and corners bumped and slightly rubbed, else good; internally, page edges untrimmed and browned, endpapers browned, a small amount of foxing, some joints cracked with stitching very slightly strained between pp.64-5 but binding very firm.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 12199


CARLYLE, THOMAS: The French Revolution, a History.

Item No. 15453

London: Chapman and Hall, 1903. Plates. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 804-pages. Contemporary full tan prize calf, narrow gilt rules on sides enclosing the armorial of King's School, Canterbury. Spine gilt within compartments with lettering piece, all edges marbled. Some sunning to spine and to upper cover but overall an attractive binding in very good coondition. King's School prize label on front pastedown.

£35.00

Enquire Item No. 15453


CHURCH, A.J: Heroes of Chivalry and Romance. Fifth edition.

London: Seeley, Service, 1913. Coloured plates by George Morrow. 8vo, pp.vii:342, contemporary full prize tan morocco, blocked in gilt to both covers, top edge gilt. Some foxing, inscription erased from verso of front free endpaper, a few leaves working loose. The binding very good.

£18.00

Enquire Item No. 8512


D'AUBIGNE, J.H. MERLE: History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century. Translated from the French by Walter K. Kelly.

Item No. 2314

London: Whittaker & Co, n.d. c. 1850. Large 8vo, pp.582, contemporary full polished tan calf, spine gilt extra ; spine a little dulled, edges of boards damp-marked. Contemporary inscription on front fly-leaf. Generally a very good copy in a good, strong and attractive mid-19th Century binding.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 2314


DEROY, LEON: Les Chroniques du Chateau de Fontainebleau.

Paris: Pierre Roger, n.d. Plates. 4to, pp.266, quarter black morocco, spine gilt ruled on raised bands, marbled boards. In very good condition.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 10611


DES, FONTAINES, M. L'ABBE: The History of the Revolutions of Poland from the Foundation of That Monarchy, to the Death of Augustus II.

Item No. 7885

London: for T. Woodward and C. Davis, 1739. First and only edition in English. Folding engraved map. 8vo, pp.(4):428, contemporary full tan calf, spine gilt in compartments within raised bands. Lacking most of lettering piece, joints cracked but firm, base of spine a little chipped. Generally a very crisp copy. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir John Eden Bart (1740-1812)

£225.00

Enquire Item No. 7885


DUPLESSIS, ROBERT S: Transitions to Capitalism in Early Modern Europe. In the New Approaches to European History series.

Cambridge University Press, 1997. First edition. Softback. 8vo (9 x 6 inches),329-pages, original glazed wrappers. Signature on half-title else fine.

£16.00

Enquire Item No. 16148


FERGUSON, ADAM: The History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic.

Item No. 16342

Item No. 16342

London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1783. 6 engraved maps, four of which folding. Three volumes 4to ( 11 x 9 inches), contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Rubbed, joints cracked but firm, lacking lettering pieces. Volume one with piece torn from one blank lower margin, damp marking to endpapers and to a few margins within. Volume three with damp marking to endpapers.

Generally all three volumes internally good, the maps very fresh. Heavy (6kg), extra overseas postage will be requested.

£350.00

Enquire Item No. 16342


GODWIN, G.N: The Civil War in Hampshire.

Alresford: Laurence Oxley, 1973. New & Revised Edition. Coloured frontispiece, portraits. 4to (10 1/4 x 7 inches), 422-pages, original cloth in chipped and soiled price-clipped dustwrapper. Slight warp to boards, edges of text block foxed/marked, front free endpaper removed else internally good.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 13612


GOLDSMID, EDMUND [Editor]: Bibliotheca Curiosa. The Apologie of George Brisset, Lord of Gratence. Written upon consideration of the inhumane murther of the late French king .....

Edinburgh: Privately Printed, 1884. One of 75 Large Paper copies (from an edition of 350). Title in red and black. 8vo, pp.29, original printed wrappers; wrappers browned torn and chipped. Originally published 1610.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 1939


HACK, MARIA: Stories of English History during the Middle Ages.

Item No. 16045

London: Virtue n.d. circa 1875. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 264-pages. Contemporary full tan calf, double gilt rules to sides, spine gilt in 5 compartments with black lettering piece. An attractive binding in very good condition. Prize label on front pastedown.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 16045


HIGGONS, B: Historical and Critical Remarks on Bishop Burnet's History of Our Time.

Item No. 7953

London: for P. Meighan, 1725. First edition. 8vo, pp.(8):454, early 19th Century full diced tan calf, spine with burgundy lettering piece. Rubbed, spine darkened. Prelims. foxed, light scattered foxing to the text. With contemporary signature on title. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart (1774-1844).

£100.00

Enquire Item No. 7953


HONE, NATHANIEL J: The Manor and Manorial Records.

London: Methuen [In the "Antiquary's Books" series], 1906. Plates. 8vo, pp.xv:357 plus advertisements at end. Original red cloth blocked in gilt. Spine faded, some foxing, label removed from front free endpaper. Generally sound.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 8172


HOYLE, R. W: The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s.

Oxford University Press, 2001. First edition. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 487-pages. Original black cloth. Signature on front free endpaper else excellent. Cut panels of dust jacket loosely inserted at end.

£45.00

Enquire Item No. 16150


KENEALLY, THOMAS: Australians Origins to Eureka. Volume 1.

Item No. 16700

Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2009. First edition. Coloured plates. Large 8vo (10 x 7 inches), 628-pages, original cloth; fine in like dust jacket.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 16700


KINGSLEY, CHARLES: The Roman and the Teuton. A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge.

Item No. 14516

Cambridge & London: Macmillan, 1864. First edition. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 340-pages. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spine floral gilt extra with crimson lettering piece. Corners badly bumped and rubbed through; internally excellent, very handsome on the shelf. With the half-title.

£40.00

Enquire Item No. 14516


KNIGHTS, MARK: Politics and Opinion in Crisis, 1678-81. In the Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History series.

Item No 16096

Cambridge University Press, 1994. First edition. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 424-pages, original brown cloth; excellent. Signature on front free endpaper, cut panel of dust jacked loosely inserted at end.

£38.00

Enquire Item No. 16096


LABAUME, EUGENE: Histoire Abregee de la Republique de Venise.

Item No. 13663

Paris: Favre & Le Normant, 1811. Two volumes 8vo (8 x 5 inches), pages: xiv:293 & 442, contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spines blocked in blind and gilt with crimson lettering and numbering pieces. Some foxing, half-title to Volume 1 holed. Overall a very attractive copy in very good condition.

£150.00

Enquire Item No. 13663


LANCIANI, RODOLFO: Pagan and Christian Rome. Profusely Illustrated.

Item No. 16677

London: Macmillan, 1895. 8vo (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 374-pages. Original redish brown cloth blocked in gilt, top edge gilt; slight bumping to corners; overal a very good copy indeed.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 16677


LANG, ANDREW: Historical Mysteries.

London: Smith, Elder, 1905. Second edition. Frontispiece. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 304-pages. Well bound in black buckram with black morocco gilt lettering piece. Some foxing.

£12.00

Enquire Item No. 11612


LOWTH, HENEAGE: A concise Historical, Biographical, and Genealogical Atlas of the principal events in the histories of France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Italy ... With the ... historical summary and observations of Le Sage [i.e. M. J. E. D. de Las Cases].

Item No. 15734

London : Simkin & Marshall , [ 1851 ]. Engraved title. Hand-coloured engraved maps and genealogical charts. Folio (17 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches), unpaginated. Original cloth blocked in blind and gilt. Upper inner joint pulled but holding. Endpapers dusty and foxed, generally internally and externally good.

£60.00

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Item No. 15734

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MCCARTHY, JUSTIN: A History of Our Own Times from 1880 to the Diamond Jubilee. Sixth thousand.

Item No. 10594

London: Chatto & Windus, 1897. 8vo, pp.viii:567, contemporary full rich polished 'tree' calf, spine gilt within raised bands, double lettering pieces, inner gilt dentelles, all edges marbled. [Eton College] presentation inscription on front flyleaf. A very handsome binding in excellent condition.

£85.00

Enquire Item No. 10594


MILLOT, L'ABBE: Elemens de l'Histoire de France. Nouvelle Edition.

Item No. 2331

Paris: Les Libraires Associes, 1809. Four volumes, small 8vo, contemporary full calf calf, spines gilt, lacking lettering pieces, several joints cracked but very firm.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 2331


MUNCK, THOMAS: The Peasantry and the Early Absolute Monarchy in Denmark 1660-1708.

Kobenhavn: Landbohistorisk Selskab, 1979. Large 8vo, pp.262, original blue cloth lettered in gilt, no dustwrapper; generally a very good copy.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 9071


NOLAN, MICHAEL: A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor.

London: Printed by A. Strahan for J. Butterworth, Law-Bookseller, Fleet-Street, 1805. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: xxxix:(1):390 & xxxi:384:188(appendix), plus substantial unpaginated index. Recent quarter mottled tan calf, spines with raised bands and crimson lettering pieces. Browning to foremargin of title to volume 1, contemporary signature on front fly. Generally very good indeed both internally and externally. The rare 1st edition. The 2nd edition, in 2 volumes, was published in1808; the 3rd edition, in 3 volumes, in 1814.

£650.00

Enquire Item No. 13000


OLDCASTLE, HUMPHRY: Remarks on the History of England.

Item No. 7998

London: for R. Francklin, 1743. First edition. 8vo, pp. xv:328:(6),early 19th Century full diced tan calf, spine gilt on bands, blocked in blind in compartments, with lettering piece; joints cracked, spine and area of upper board darkened. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart (1774-1844).

£60.00

Enquire Item No. 7998


PHIPSON, DR T.L: The Storm and its Portents. Scenes from the Reign of Louis XVI.

London: Richard Bentley, 1878. First edition. Large 8vo, pp.334:(1, advertisements), original dark green cloth blocked in gilt; binding headbands bumped, else very bright; internally, top page edges browned, ne gathering partly detached and stitching strained, joints cracked, with a W.H. Smith Library blindstamp on front free-endpaper, some foxing, some pages unopened.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 9821


PINCUS, STEVEN C. A: Proyestantism and Patriotism. Ideologies and the making of English foreign policy, 1650-1668. In the Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History series.

Item No. 16095

Cambridge University Press, 1996. First edition. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 506-pages, original brown cloth; excellent. Signature on front free endpaper, cut panel of dust jacked loosely inserted at end.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 16095


PRESCOTT, WILLIAM H: History of the Conquest of Mexico. New & Revised Edition.

Item No. 16104

London: Bickers & Son, 1892. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 713-pages. Contemporary full tan tree calf, sides with decorative gilt border with the gilt arms of Mill Hill School to the centre of the upper board, spine floral gilt in compartments with black lettering piece, all edges marbled. Prize label on front pastedown; some light rubbing to raised bands and headband, small dark mark to upper spine compartment. Overall in very good condition and with firm joints.

£38.00

Enquire Item No. 16104


PRESCOTT, WILLIAM H: History of the Conquest of Peru. New & Revised Edition.

Item No. 16103

London: Bickers & Son, 1893. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 510-pages. Contemporary full tan tree calf, sides with decorative gilt border with the gilt arms of Mill Hill School to the centre of the upper board, spine floral gilt in compartments with black lettering piece, all edges marbled. Prize label on front pastedown; some light rubbing to raised bands and headband. Overall in very good condition and with no rubbing or cracking to the joints.

£42.00

Enquire Item No. 16103


PUREY-CUST, ARTHUR P: Coronations: Their Rise and Dvelopment in England.

Leeds: Richard Jackson, 1911. First edition. Plates. 4to, pp.83:(5), original purple cloth blocked in gilt. Binding spotted, unevenly faded, headband pulled. Signature of Archer Cust on front free endpaper.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 7078


ROBERTS, MICHAEL: The Early Vasas. A History of Sweden 1523-1611.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968. First edition. Black & white portrait frontispiece and four plates, maps. 8vo, pp.xiv:509, original cloth in dustwrapper; binding very good; dustwrapper frayed and rubbed at edges of spine and top outer corners, slightly soiled; internally excellent.

£25.00

Enquire Item No.9175


SHARPE, REGINALD R: London and the Kingdom. A History derived mainly from the Archives at Guildhall in the Custody of the Corporation of the City of London. Three volumes.

Item No. 12012

London: Longmans, Green, 1894. Three volumes. Frontispiece to each volume, 2 folding. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: 566; 650; & 565:(1 errata). Original green cloth armorially blocked in gilt. Prelims. of volume 3 foxed, corners bumped, generally a very good bright and sound set. Presentation copy from the Corporation of London with labels to this effect on front pastedowns.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 12012


SHAW & SONS (Publishers): The Whole of the Tithe Acts to the Present Time.

London: Shaw and Sons, 1860. 8vo (7 x 4 1/4 inches), 139-pages plus unpaginated index. Contemporary grained binder's cloth with handwritten label to spine; label chipped. Some foxing. Signatures to front free endpaper and first leaf of text.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 13002


SOUTHERN HISTORY SOCIETY: Southern History. A Review of the History of Southern England. Volumes 7-19. A run of 13 volumes.

Lancaster: Carnegie Publishing, 1985 onwards. 13 annual volumes published 1985-1997. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches) each around 200-pages. Softbacks. Original green glazed printed wrappers. Very good. covering the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Gloucester, Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Oxford, Buckingham, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, & Kent.

£40.00

Enquire Item No. 13322


SWATLAND, ANDREW: The House of Lords in the Reign of Charles II. In the Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History series.

Item No. 16089

Cambridge University Press, 1996. First edition. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 288-pages, original brown cloth; excellent. Signature on front free endpaper, cut panels of dust jacked loosely inserted at end.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 16089


TAYLOR, A.J.P: A Century of Conflict 1848 - 1948.

Item No. 15078

London: The Folio Society, 2000. Second printing. 5 volumes 8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), original black cloth blocked in red & gilt. Fine in slightly scuffed else excellent slipcase. Heavy; extra postage will be requested.

£40.00

Enquire Item No. 15078


TAYLOR, W.C: Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr Goldsmith's Abridgement of the History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Death of George II ......

London: Whittaker , 1837. Frontispiece, woodcuts in the text, folding map. 8vo, pp.viii:508:24 (Whittaker's list), full contemporary burgundy roan; headband a little rubbed.

£18.00

Enquire Item No. 1838


TESTU (Publisher): Almanach National de France, Année commune M. DCC. XCIII [1793], l'an IIe de la République

Item No. 15175

Item No. 15175

Paris: Testu, [1793]. First edition. Folding engraved map. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), 567-pages. Contemporary very attractive revolutionary binding of full marbled tan calf, the spine blocked in gilt with spears and Phrygian caps within 4 compartments within raised bands, lettering pieces to the 2 remaining compartments; the binding in very good order. Internally front free endpaper partly detached, browning to margins of title and first few leaves, browning to last few leaves othewise good.

£250.00

Enquire Item No. 15175


TOYNBEE, A.J: The Tragedy of Greece. A Lecture delivered for the Professor of Greek to Candidates for Honours in Literae Humaniores at Oxford in May 1920.

14955

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1921. First edition. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches), 42-pages, original printed wrappers; wire-stitched as issued. Good.

£35.00

Enquire Item No. 14955


TULARD, JEAN: The French Revolution in Paris. Seen Through the Collections of the Carnavalet Museum.

Item No. 9228

Paris-Musees, February, 1989. First edition. English text. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Folio, pp.241, original burgundy vinyl decoratively blocked in gilt on spine and lettered and blocked in gilt on front cover, no dustwrapper; two lower corners of binding bumped and with small white marks to front corner; in all other respects, excellent.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 9228


SMITH, DAVID L: Constitutionall Royalism and the Search for Settlement, c. 1640-1649. In the Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History series.

Item No. 16099

Cambridge University Press, 1994. First edition. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 371-pages, original brown cloth; excellent. Signature on front free endpaper, cut panel of dust jacked loosely inserted at end.

£18.00

Enquire Item No. 16099


VARLEY, FREDERICK JOHN: Cambridge during the Civil War, 1642-1646.

Item No. 16565

Cambridge: W. Heffer, 1935. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 150-pages, original pale blue cloth; foxing to edge of text block else very good. Inscribed by the author on front pastedown.

£20.00

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WELLS, STEPHEN: The Tudor, Queen Mary, being an Abridged History of the Events and Personages connected with her reign.

Item No. 10460

London: Richardson and Son, 1854. First edition. 12mo, pp.(4, list of subscribers):(2, contents):83, original red cloth armorially blocked in gilt. Binding spotted, a little worn at head and base of spine. Presentaion copy from the author, so inscribed and dated, 1854, on endpaper, further later inscription below. Ink annotation to the list of subscribers by the author.

£35.00

Enquire Item No. 10460


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