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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

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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.

£12.00

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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

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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.

£13.00

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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

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FREEMAN, R. M: A Second Diary of the Great War & The Last Diary of the Great War by Saml Pepys Junr. With Effigies by John Kettelwell.

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Item No. 19052

London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1917. The 2nd volume published 1919. 2 volumes. Plates (the 2nd volume with coloured frontispiece). 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches) pages 304 & 308 both with 4-pages of advertisements at end. Original cloth-backed boards. Spines faded, some wax marking to boards. Fore-edges of text blocks roughly opened. 

£15.00

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GIBBON, EDWARD: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Complete in Eight Volumes.

London: G. Cowie & Co. [ & many others ], 1825. Engraved portrait and 3 folding engraved maps. 8vo (9 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: 418;480;496;521;523;534;478; & 450. Original cloth-backed drab boads with printed paper labels, uncut. Some chipping to backstrips, backstrip of volume 1 very worn and with upper board detached. Some foxing to prelims. but overall internally very clean.

Weight 6kg thus extra postage will be requested. 

£120.00

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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

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GREEN, JOHN RICHARD: A Short History of the English People.

Item No. 17562

London: Macmillan, 1877. Folding coloured maps. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), 847-pages. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spine gilt extra with green lettering piece, all edges marbled; excellent and attractive.

£35.00

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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

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HALLAM, HENRY: View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages. Eighth edition.

Item No. 17217

London: John Murray, 1841. Volume 2 only (of 2). 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches), 560-pages. Contemporary half brown calf, marbled boards, spine gilt extra with green lettering piece and small circular crimson numbering piece. Corners scuffed, narrow band of fading to backstrip on lower cover. A handsome binding in very good condition.

£20.00

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HARDY, W. J: The Handwriting of the Kings & Queens of England. With Photogravures and Facsimiles of Signatures and Historical Documents.

Item No. 16941

London: The Religious Tract Society, 1893. First edition. Plates with tissue guards. Small folio (12 x 8 inches), 176-pages. Original blue cloth blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Several small punctures to the surface of the upper cover; foxing to prelims. and occasionally elsewhere.

£21.00

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HARRISON, C: A Humorous History of England.

Item No. 18157

London: Warrick & Bird, 1920. The Essentials of England's History told in Rhyme. 48 illustrations. 4to (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches), 24-pages, original coloured pictorial wrappers. Published at 3d. Seemingly sponsored by "Iron Jelloids" as advertisements for this tonic for men appear throughout. Vertical central fold, else good.

£10.00

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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

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HOFFMAN, SYLVAN (Editor): News of the World. A History of the World in Newspaper Style.

Item No. 18418

Item No. 18418

Item No. 18418

N.J.: Prentice-Hall (1953). 52 4-page illustrated newspapers, commencing with the issue "up to 3000 B.C" and ending with the issue "1945 tp Present" [1953]. 208-pages in all. For example the issue for Oct 14th 1066 the headline reports that the Normans have invaded England "French Duke's Forces Rout Harold, King, 2 brother killed".

Each 16 x 11 inches and folded as issued. Complete with title and index leaves. All contained in the original wallet; a little marked, the contents very good indeed. A curious but entertaining publication.

£55.00

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JUBE, AUGUSTE & SERVAN, JOSEPH: Histoire des guerres des Gaulois et des Francais en Italie; avec le Tableau des Evenements civils et militaires qui les accompagnerent, et leur Influence sur la Civilisation et les Progres de l'esprit humain. Dediee a sa Majeste l'Empereur.

Item No. 18563

Item No. 18563

Item No. 18563

Paris: Chez Bernard, 1805. First edition. 5 volumes 8vo (8 x 5 inches), pages: viii:555; 578; 635; 624; & 581. Contemporary half green calf, marbled boards, spines blocked in blind within gilt raised bands and gilt lettered direct. Volume 4 not uniform, half dark green calf, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. All five volumes in excellent condition and very good internally. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Bannerman of Elsick, Crimonmogate on front pastedowns apart from Volume 4.

£180.00

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LOUIS XVIII, KING OF FRANCE (1755-1824): Narrative of a journey to Brussels and Coblentz. 1791 by his most Christian majesty Louis XVIII King of France and Navarre.

London: Henry Colburn, 1823. First edition. 8vo (9 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches), original drab boards, with printed paper label to upper cover. Light wear to headbands, rubbing to corners, a little light foxing to prelims; overall very good. 

£60.00

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McCARTHY, JUSTIN: A Short History of Our Own Times. Popular Edition.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. 8vo (6 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches), 448-pages. Contemporary full prize crimson calf, College arms in gilt on upper cover, spine gilt with lettering piece. Spine dulled and marked, joints rubbed but generally sound. Prize label on front pastedown. 

£10.00

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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.

£24.00

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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

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PHILIPS, C.H. (Editor): Historical Writing on the Peoples of Asia Series, Volume 1: Historians of India, Pakistan and Ceylon.

Item No. 15535

London: Oxford University Press, 1961. First edition. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches), 504-pages. Original cloth. Very good in browned and faded, slightly edge worn dust jacket which has the editor's name inscribed in ink on the backstrip

£20.00

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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

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SELDEN SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS:

SELDEN SOCIETY: GAYLES, G.O.(Edit.): Select Cases in the Court of King's Bench under Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V. Volume VII. Volume LXXXVIII of the Selden Society publications.

London: Bernard Quaritch for the Selden Society, 1971. 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 287-pages. , original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Signature on front free endpaper.

£45.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: ADAMS, NORMA & DONAHUE, CHARLES (Edit.): Select Cases from the Ecclesiastical Courts of the Province of Canterbury, c. 1200 - 1301.. Volume XCV of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 1981. 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches),756-pages, original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Very good. Neat signature, place & date on front free endpaper.

£22.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: SUTHERLAND, DONALD W (Edit.): The Eyre of Northamptonshire 3-4 Edward III A.D. 1329-1330. Volumes XCVII & XCVIII of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 1983. Two volumes.8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 922-pages, original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Very good. Neat signature in vol. 2.

£40.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: ARNOLD, MORRIS S. (Edit.): Select Cases of Trespass from the King's Courts 1307-1399. Volume 1. Volume C of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 1985. 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches),pages: lxxxv:179, original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Very good.

£35.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: STOLJAR, S.J. & DOWNER, L.J. (Edit.): Year Books of Edward I. Volume XXVII: 14 Edward II Michaelmas 1320. Volume CIV of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 1988. 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 176-pages,original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Neat signature, place & date on front free endpaper.

£30.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: PRICHARD, M.J. & YALE, D.E.C. (Edit.): Hale and Fleetwood on Admiralty Jurisdiction. Volume CVIII of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 1993. 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 420-pages, original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Fine.

£30.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: BRAND, PAUL A.. (Edit.): The Earliest English Law Reports. Volume 1. Common Bench Reports to 1284 & Volume 2 Common Bench Reports 1285-1289 & Undated Reports 1279-1289. Volumes CXI & CXII of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 1996. Two volumes 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 430-pages, original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Fine.

£40.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: BAKER, J.H. (Edit.): Reports of Cases by John Caryll. Part 1: 1485-1499, Part 2: 1501-1522. Volumes CXV & CXVI of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 1999. Two volumes 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 802-pages, original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Fine.

£25.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: BRYSON, W.H. (Edit.): Cases concerning Equity and the Courts of Equity 1550-1660. Volumes CXVII & CXVIII of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 2001. Two volumes 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 821-pages, original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Fine.

£25.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: BAKER, J.H. (Edit.): Year Books of Henry VIII. 12-14 Henry VIII 1520-1523. Volume CXIX of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 2002. 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 225-pages, original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Fine.

£15.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: BAKER, J.H. (Edit.): Reports of Cases from the time of King Henry VIII. Volumes CXX & CXXI of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 2003. Volume 2 published 2004. Two volumes 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 547-pages. original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Fine.

£20.00

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SELDEN SOCIETY: LYALL, ANDREW (Edit.): Irish Exchequer and Chancery in Ireland 1716-1734. Reports of Cases in the Courts of Exchequer. Volume CXXV of the Selden Society publications.

London: Selden Society, 2009. Coloured frontispiece. Plates. 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 455-pages, original grained blue cloth lettered in gilt. Fine.

£15.00

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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

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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

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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

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TAYLOR, A.J.P: English History 1914-1945.

Item No. 17879

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1966. First reprint, with corrections. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 709-pages. Finely bound contemporary full blue crushed morocco, the sides with gilt rules and, to the upper cover, the gilt insignia of the RAF, and gilt blocked "Royal Air Force", the spine richly gilt in compartments with double crimson lettering pieces, all edges gilt. Presentation label from the RAF to Doctor Morgans Grammar School, Bridgwater, to mark the success of a former pupil in passing out at the top of his class at RAF Halton". Number and date in ink above label, remains of two small labels on front pastedown. Very good.

£48.00

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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

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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

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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

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YONGE, C. D. (Trans.) MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER: The Flowers of History especially such as relate to the Affairs of Britain....collected by Matthew of Westminster.

Item No. 17126

London: Henry G. Bohn,1853. Two volumes 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: viii:566 & viii:604. 19th Century contemporary half maroon calf, the spines gilt on raised bands, gilt floral ornaments in compartments, gilt lettered direct, all edges marbled, chip out of one corner piece. The blue cloth sides unattractively mottled from damp, the attractive leather binding not affected neither is the text, internally excellent. The cloth sides would benefit by re-colouring.

£45.00

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