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OVER FEN AND WOLD., Hissey, James John.  Illustrated by the author.
141 Hissey, James John. Illustrated by the author. OVER FEN AND WOLD.
Macmillan, London, 1898, first edition. 
444 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark brown cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "The following pages contain the chronicle of a leisurely and most enjoyable driving tour through a portion of Eastern England little esteemed and almost wholly, if not quite, negelected by the average tourist, for Lincolnshire is generally deemed to be a flat land, mostly consisting of Fens, and with but small, or no scenic attract ions. We, however, found Lincolnshire to be a country of hills as well as of Fens, and we were charmed with the scenery thereof, which is none the less beautiful because neither famed nor fashionable." The author describes the landscape, ar c h i t e c t ure, history, social and agricultural life, folkore, etc. of the area. 1/2" x 1" piece missing from fore-edge of page159/160, very light browning in margins and gutters of pages, light browning to edges of text block, wear at corners, w ri nk li ng /w ea r and tiny tears top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, three tiny scuffs on rear edge of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE CHANNEL ISLANDS.  THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES., Hooke, Wilfred D.
142 Hooke, Wilfred D. THE CHANNEL ISLANDS. THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES.
Robert Hale, London, 1954, revised edition. 
211 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. "The Channel Islands are the oldest of Her Majesty's overseas possessions. Their self-governing status in the British Commonwealth is unique and through t heir long and often troubled history they have frequently played a part in world affairs that is out of all proportion with their size. In this book, which is illustrated from a profusion of well chosen photographs, the author has given an e r u d i t e portrait of the islands as they are at the present time. The day-to-day life of the islanders, the peculiarity of their institutions, customs and government are woven with the story of their past to form a fascinating picture. The r ea de r is s ho wn the beauty of the countryside with its prosperous agriculture and the grandeur of the towering cliffs and shares in the fascination of the little islets whose only inhabitants are the sea birds. The author....has lived in one o r o the r of the is lan d s almost all his life, becoming a Channel Islander by adoption at an early age. With the exception of a break for war service, he has devoted all the time he can spare from bookselling to the study of the islands, part icu larl y th ei r b ird life . H is enthusiasm as a field naturalist has taken him to every part of the larger islands and to most of the smaller reefs and rocks. The Channel Islands have received much publicity since their occupation by the Ger man Army durin g t he w ar, but f ew ac cou nts have presented such a comprehensive and readable story of an area that never fails to captivate for life all those who visit it." Bump to corners of boards - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, lig ht b rowni ng to edge s of text block, very ligh t wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears and chips, light browning and several light stains on rear pane l, a f ew sma ll fo xing marks . Very Good/ Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
143 Hutchinson, Lucy, Thornton, Alice, Ann, Lady Fanshawe, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, Anne, Lady Halkett & Brilliana, Lady Harley. Roger Hudson, Editor. THE GRAND QUARREL. FROM THE CIVIL WAR DIARIES OF MRS. LUCY HUTCHINSON; MRS. ALICE THORNTON; ANNE, LADY FANSHAWE; MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE; ANNE, LADY HALKETT & THE LETTERS OF BRILLIANA, LADY HARLEY.
London Folio Society 1993 Hard Cover Very Good 
256 pp, 9 1/2" H. Bound in full dark blue buckram with a repeat pattern of typographical ornaments in gold; pale blue-grey endpapers. Dark blue slipcase. 16 pages of lithographic plates reproducing contemporary prints and paintings, plus genealogical tables and maps. "There is no denying that writing - and reading - had spread rapidly out from the cloister and chancery under the stimulus of the printing press in the previous hundred years. This new climate of literacy, and a growing self-consciousness as the values of the Renaissance filtered through, combined with the natural instinct to record the extraordinary upheavals of the Civil Wars and their aftermath to produce the first great period of English biography and memoir." Less well known than their male counterparts, these women have left valuable documentation about the Civil War era through their diaries and letters. 1 1/2" soft wrinkle at fore-edge of free front endpaper. Slipcase has small bump to one front edge, light wear and 1 1/2" line indentation to one top side edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE 'CONTOUR' ROAD BOOK OF ENGLAND (SOUTH-EAST DIVISION): A SERIES OF ELEVATION PLANS OF THE ROADS, WITH MEASUREMENTS AND DESCRIPTIVE LETTERPRESS + (WESTERN DIVISION) INCLUDING WALES + (NORTHERN DIVISION) + THE 'CONTOUR' ROAD BOOK OF SCOTLAND - 4 VOLUMES., Inglis, Harry R.G.
144 Inglis, Harry R.G. THE 'CONTOUR' ROAD BOOK OF ENGLAND (SOUTH-EAST DIVISION): A SERIES OF ELEVATION PLANS OF THE ROADS, WITH MEASUREMENTS AND DESCRIPTIVE LETTERPRESS + (WESTERN DIVISION) INCLUDING WALES + (NORTHERN DIVISION) + THE 'CONTOUR' ROAD BOOK OF SCOTLAND - 4 VOLUMES.
Edinburgh Gall & Inglis Hard Cover Very Good 
6 1/8" H - 4 volumes - no dates. 'Scotland' - medium blue binding with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/crest on front board. 288 pp + 16 pp Index, Nineteenth Revision - Extensively Revised. 28 pp of maps preceding title page (4 b&w, 24 colour), plus unpaginated section of General Notes, Sunset Tables, Lamp-Lighting Tables, Heights of Road Passes, Heights of Principal Mountains, Suggested Tours, etc. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w elevation plans of roads. 'Northern Division' - dark red binding with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/crest on front board. xii, 272 pp + 32 pp Index - introductory section includes 'Gradient Readings', 'Optical Illusions', 'Lamplighting Tables', 'Sunset Tables', 'Pronunciation of Names', etc. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w elevation plans of roads. 'South East Division' - medium red binding with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/crest on front board. xii, (265)-512 pp + 32 pp Index - contents as for 'Northern Division. "Western Division Including Wales' - medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/crest on front board. xii, (497)-848 pp + 32 pp Index - contents as for 'Northern Division'. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spines, minor soiling on bottom of text blocks, 'Scotland' has light browning to top/bottom of text block - other vols. have toning to edges ot text blocks, 'Northern' has small faint soiling mark on top of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE SWAN, LAVENHAM., Innes, Hammond.  Illustrated by Aldo Cosomati.
145 Innes, Hammond. Illustrated by Aldo Cosomati. THE SWAN, LAVENHAM.
Trust House Hotels, n.p., 1972, 3rd printing. 
Unpaginated (12 pp + covers), 6 1/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Blue, black & white illustrations, including double-page floor plan at centre. A brief history of the Swan Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk. Interior - clean and tight with no previo us ownership marks. Exterior - clean. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
146 Ives, A.G.L. BRITISH HOSPITALS. BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES.
Collins, London, 1948, first edition. 
50 pp, 8 15/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 4 colour plates, 26 b&w illustrations. "The tale begins in the Middle Ages, when the sick were cared for by the religious orders. Later on, the eighteenth century saw a great movement for providing vo luntary hospitals throughout the country. Then came chloroform, antiseptics and the reforms of Florence Nightingale; and with the twentieth century new achievements, and a bold new plan to weld the different hospitals into a comprehensive s y s t e m . . . .(Mr. Ives') book fills a gap in our social history. It shows clearly that, whatever the changes in administration, the quality of the work done in the hospitals will still depend on the skill and devotion of individuals, as it h a s al wa ys d on e in t he past." Previous owner's name/place/date on free front endpaper, small split in paper of rear inside hinge, very light browning to edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, minor browning on boards, minor rubbing . D ust ja cke t l igh t edg e w ear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds - light edge browning elsewhere, a few tiny chips, two 1" closed tears. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SIR THOMAS STUCLEY c. 1525 - 1578.  TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY.  THE ROGUES GALLERY NUMBER FOUR., Izon, John.  (Sir Thomas Stucley.)
147 Izon, John. (Sir Thomas Stucley.) SIR THOMAS STUCLEY c. 1525 - 1578. TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY. THE ROGUES GALLERY NUMBER FOUR.
Andrew Melrose, London, (1956), Ist edition. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" h), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. "Sir Thomas Stucley was a rogue of the first order. Alleged to be the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, he persuaded Elizabeth to allow him to join an expedition to Florida. He n ever arrived. Instead, he stole the supplies and befriended the rebel Shane O'Neill in Ireland. This was only the first of many incidents in an adventurous career, in which he figured in almost every kind of treachery and desperate exploit. Stucley lived - and died - furiously. The story of his life is packed with adventure, intrigue - and humour. He was killed on a Morcoccan battlefield, having joined the Portuguese King's Crusade in North Africa." Small crease at bottom corner of pages up to page 22, slight 3" split to inside rear hinge paper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor dis-coloration to top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several chips and tears - some taped on inside, small area of surface paper loss on front panel and on spine, light to moderate rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel and spine edges. VG/Fair 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & FRANCE:  IMPRESSIONS OF A TEN THOUSAND MILES' TOUR., James, Geo. M. (George).
148 James, Geo. M. (George). ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & FRANCE: IMPRESSIONS OF A TEN THOUSAND MILES' TOUR.
Belleville, Ontario The James' Texts Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
79 pp, 8 3/4" H. c1932. "Mr. and Mrs. G.M. James left their home, 339 Charles St., Belleville, Ontario, on April 25, 1932, and sailed from Montreal on April 29 for London, England. After visiting many important places in London and throughout England, they went to Edinburgh and various parts of Scotland and finally to Paris and many historic places in France. Their return journey began at Southampton on July 16 and they arrived back home on July 30, after an absence of over three months. The following matter appeared from time to time in The Ontario Intelligencer, Belleville's splendid daily newspaper, in the form of letters descriptive of the scenes, facts and incidents encountered by Mr. James . At the request of many enthusiastic readers, the fifteen long letters have been revised and printed in combined form along with some other details which Mr. James did not have time while abroad to write out in full." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of textblock, tiny tear at top of spine, small soft crease at bottom corner of covers and soft crease at bottom edge of covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY OF LONDON., Jarvis, Stan.  Illustrated by David Baker.
149 Jarvis, Stan. Illustrated by David Baker. AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY OF LONDON.
Bell & Hyman, London, 1981, first edition. 
127 pp, oblong (7 3/16" H x 8 3/8" D) hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0713512490 B&w drawings, map. "No square mile in England is so packed with drama and history as the City of London. Here are the landmarks of the Roman occupation, the Great Fire, the Plague and the devastation of the Second World War. Here the visitor will find the centuries-old traditions of the livery halls and the bustling markets; the commercial heart of London in the great banks and f i n a n c e houses; the simple dignity of Sir Christopher Wren's city churches; and the world-famous sights such as the Tower of London. Stan Jarvis's sympathetic text reveals his wide knowledge of the City and David Baker's line drawings captur e th e un iq ue c haracter of streets, buildings and people." 2" very light line indentation on preliminary pages, tiny dint at bottom fore-edge of both boards, very light rubbing on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PARLIAMENTARY ENGLAND:  THE EVOLUTION OF THE CABINET SYSTEM., Jenks, Edward.
150 Jenks, Edward. PARLIAMENTARY ENGLAND: THE EVOLUTION OF THE CABINET SYSTEM.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1903, [1912]. 
441 pp, 8vo, HC. The Story of the Nations series, volume 60, Subscription Edition. Chapters include: The Politics of the Restoration; The Glorious Revolution; The Last of the Old Order; Signs of Change; The System of Walpole; The System on its Trial; The Patriotic King; The King's Friends; Revival of the Cabinet System; Pitt; Reaction and Reform; History and Criticism; Leading Dates in the History of the Cabinet System; List of Selected Authorities for the Period. B&w illus. Light browning of pages. Text block cracking at spine (gutter) between pages 176/177 and 192/193 - still very sound. Top of text block dust stained and speckled, patch of light browning on bottom of text block near spine. Top and bottom of spine slightly creased, one tiny nick at bottom of spine, very light scuffing and edge wear. Boards are medium blue with white, dark blue and gilt decoration. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO 1204., Jerrold, Douglas.
151 Jerrold, Douglas. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO 1204.
Collins, London, 1949, first edition. 
614 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 5 fold-out maps + 10 maps in the text (collated). "....full-length presentation of the history of England from prehistoric times to the loss of Normandy in 1204." Contents: Introduction; Origins and Foundations; From Neolithic Times to the Late Iron Age; The Roman Conquest of Britain; Britain and Rome: A.D. 61 - A.D. 297; The Origins and Character of Christianity; The End of Roman Rule and the Coming of the Anglo-Saxons; From the C o n v e r s i o n to the Viking Invasions; From the Viking Invasions to 978; From 978 to the Norman Conquest; The Beginnings of the Anglo-Norman State; The Anglo-Norman Feudal System; The Church Under William I; England Under William II; England U nd er H en ry I a nd S tephen; Henry II and the Angevin Empire; From 1154 to the Loss of Normandy; Appendices: Diagrams Illustrating the Sequence and Relative Duration of the Geological Eras; The Main British Prehistoric Cultures; Genealogical T abl es; Ch art ers of En feo ffm ent; The Barony of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dec. 1093 - Oct. 1096); Chronological Table; Index. Light "old book" odor, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling to top of textblock, small bu mp t o to p co rner of rear boa rd, mino r rubbing, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling, several tiny to small tears, one or two tiny chips, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine, browning to spin e an d fla p-fol ds, l ight edge wear . Ve ry G ood/G ood+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A GALLERY OF HEROES & HEROINES., Johnston, Harry, Sir.
152 Johnston, Harry, Sir. A GALLERY OF HEROES & HEROINES.
London Wells Gardner, Darton 1915 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Joseph Simpson. 
140 pp, 10 7/8" H. The text is printed on, and the colour portraits are affixed to, light grey stock. Contents: Francis Drake; Walter Raleigh; James Wolfe of Quebec; Captain James Cook; Nelson of the Nile; Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington; Elizabeth Fry; Havelock of Lakhnau; David Livingstone of Central Africa; Florence Nightingale; General Gordon; Robert Falcon Scott of the Antarctic. Very light browning on free endpapers, small gift inscription on front free endpaper, slight bump/light wear at corners of boards, light to moderate edge rubbing on boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing to boards, light soiling and small scuff on rear board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
153 Johnstone, the Chevalier de. Edited with an Introduction by Brian Rawson. A MEMOIR OF THE 'FORTY-FIVE.
London Folio Society 1970 Second Edition (revised). Hard Cover Very Good- 
251 pp, 8 3/4" H. Blue cloth with maroon title block and gold lettering/decoration "reproduced, with permission, from an Edinburgh binding of the period". Gray slipcase with blue top and base, gray endpapers with map on pastedowns. B&w reproductions, maps. "(W)hen news arrived in Edinburgh that the Young Pretender (Charles Edward Stuart) had landed, (Johnstone) was one of the first to join the cause. Through relations, he gained an introduction to Lord George Murray and was appointed his aide-de-camp. Also, for a short period, he was assistant aide-de-camp to the prince himself. This composite duty he not unnaturally found increasingly wearing, and when, after Prestonpans, he was given a captain's commission, he raised his own company and with it joined the Duke of Perth's regiment. His own account tells how he fought through the whole campaign and of his wanderings following Culloden. After a number of narrow escapes, some feats of considerable endurance, and not a few interludes of amorous dallying, he finally escaped to Holland." from the Introduction. Light fading to spine color, minor rubbing on boards, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper. Slipcase has light edge wear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A CARTOON HISTORY OF THE MONARCHY., Jones, Michael Wynn.
154 Jones, Michael Wynn. A CARTOON HISTORY OF THE MONARCHY.
London Macmillan 1978 0333198050 / 9780333198056 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
207 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. "There have been few more consistent, or more satisfying, targets for cartoonists over the centuries than Royalty - above all in Britain where for over three hundred years our reigning monarchs have been satirised or flattered, ridiculed or glorified in the public print. (This book) sets out to document this continuing confrontation between the establishment and the caricaturists, from the reign of Elizabeth I to the present day. Political crises, religious schisms, national scandals and passing indiscretions all kindled the fires of contemporary cartoonists' inspiration: Charles I and Parliament, Popish plots and Jacobite invasions, Hanoverian mistresses, the excesses of the Regency, William IV and reform, Victoria and her ministers, Edward VII and his escapades, the Abdication crisis. Here too are the foreigners' views of our kings and queens and royal relatives, and generations of royal courtships and coronations, pomp and patronage seen through the eyes of some of Britain's greatest cartoonists. The work of Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshank, Tenniel, May, Beerbohm, Giles, Trog, and many others is testament to freedom of expression in this country and gives a fascinating perspective on the chequered careers of our rulers." Previous owner's initials, place and date in ink on free front endpaper; two tiny soiling marks on free front endpaper; light wear on bottom of boards; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FURTHER DOWN MEMORY LANE AND MEMORIES OF WELTON ROVERS., Jones, Reg.
155 Jones, Reg. FURTHER DOWN MEMORY LANE AND MEMORIES OF WELTON ROVERS.
Privately Published 1987 0951034014 / 9780951034019 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated (approx. 72 pp.), 8 3/16" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. The author's memories of life in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, including many of the local soccer club. Interior - tiny piece missing form top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small corner creases, tiny piece missing from top corner of front cover, minor rubbing, minor wrinkles and tiny light stain on rear cover, very tiny light stain on top of text block, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970., Keevil, Ambrose.
156 Keevil, Ambrose. THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970.
Phillimore, (Chichester, 1972), first edition. 
304 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates. "Company histories are often as dull and stale as a collection of old annual reports, having been dutifully compiled by a professional author from official records. Rarely is a major company fortunate enough to have an ex-Chairman who, after a lifetime in the business, is both willing and able to put pen to paper and record the events, recount the anecdotes and recall the excitement of its beginnings, its growth and its success. Sir Ambrose Keevil has done just this for the Fitch Lovell Group - company by company, from their beginnings as small family businesses in the 18th and 19th centuries, through to the period of vigorous growth and eventua l merger within his own lifetime. He has provided a highly readable and entertaining account of an important piece of London's commercial history, and of the history of the provisions trade. It is also a vivid and moving human story of the ordinary (and extraordinary) men who built up the several components, now united in the highly successful group of companies that plays such a powerful part in the contemporary food industry." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price sticker on front flap, minor edge wear/wrinkling, soiling around edge of laminate. NF/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAYFAIR:  A SOCIAL HISTORY., Kennedy, Carol.
157 Kennedy, Carol. MAYFAIR: A SOCIAL HISTORY.
Hutchinson, London, 1986, first edition. 
300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091555906 B&w plates. "For more than 250 years Mayfair has been the best address in London - rivalled now by Belgravia but still a glamorous and desirable place in which to live and work. I n this century it has had a glittering image as the playground of high society, and Mayfair is still shorthand for a moneyed way of life, though these days the money comes mainly from expense accounts and Middle East oil wells. And the des i r a b l e p roperties in the glossy ads in 'Country Life' and 'Tatler' are more likely to be offices than private homes. From its raffish Restoration origins this has been an area which boasted an extraordinary mixture of residents, from member s of C ha rl es II ' s court to Clive of India, Beau Brummell, Mrs Fitzherbert (who secretly married the Prince Regent in the drawing-room of a house in Park Street), through eminent Victorians like Disraeli and Florence Nightingale to plutocrats l ike Ba rne y B arn a to an d J.P. Morgan, and leaders of pre-war society like the Mountbattens and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Until the late nineteenth century it was also a village of all the talents, a cross-section of society where aristocrats and art isan s li ved back t o b ack a nd their neighbours included politicans, playwrights, poets and craftsmen. Finally, in this fascinating social history, Carol Kennedy looks hard at post-war Mayfair; at what happens on the real-life Monopol y bo ard w hen t he le ases fall in ." Slig ht darkening to top of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR: THE UNCOMMON LIFE OF WALLIS SIMPSON., King, Greg.
158 King, Greg. THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR: THE UNCOMMON LIFE OF WALLIS SIMPSON.
Citadel / Kensington, New York, 2003. 
556 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0806524642 "It was the love story of the century - the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry ' the woman I love,' Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world . Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait t h a t has often been painted. Using previously untapped sources, (the author) presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. F ro m he r birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of cha ra cte rs is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of (b&w) photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership mar ks. Ex ter ior - three light creases down a concave spine. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BADENOCH: A CAR GUIDE TO THE HISTORICAL BUILDINGS OF THE DISTRICT.  WITH MAP AND ILLUSTRATIONS.  (AN HISTORICAL GUIDE.), Kingussie High School.
159 Kingussie High School. BADENOCH: A CAR GUIDE TO THE HISTORICAL BUILDINGS OF THE DISTRICT. WITH MAP AND ILLUSTRATIONS. (AN HISTORICAL GUIDE.)
Kingussie High School, n.p., 1975. 
14 pp, 9 15/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Compiled and produced by pupils of Kingussie High School in commemoration of European Architectural Heritage Year 1975." Interior - very light browning and some s cattered light foxing marks on pages, very soft crease at top of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - moderate fading to color on covers, browning a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, t i n y foxing mark and soft crease on front cover, minor edge wear. Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT AS INTERPRETED IN THE POEMS OF WORDSWORTH., Knight, William.  (William Wordsworth.)
160 Knight, William. (William Wordsworth.) THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT AS INTERPRETED IN THE POEMS OF WORDSWORTH.
Edinburgh David Douglas 1904 Third Edition Hard Cover Good- 
271 pp, 6 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt borders and illustration of Dove Cottage on front board. The aim of this book is "to interpret the poems, by bringing out the singularly close connection between them, and the district of the English lakes, and by explaining Wordsworth's numerous allusions to the locality. It aims at being a guide to the Poems, as much as to the District; and to the District, only in so far as it is reflected in, and interpreted by, the Poems." Contents: Preface; Cockermouth, etc.; Hawkshead, Windermere, Coniston, etc.; Dove Cottage; Grasmere, etc.; Helvellyn, Ullswater, etc.; Ambleside, Langdale, Blea Tarn, etc.; Rydal Mount, Lake, etc.; Thirlmere, Keswick, Borrowdale, etc.; The Penrith District, etc.; The Duddon Valley; Notes. Previous owner's name, date (1911) and place in ink on verso of fronispiece - also a small light water mark at top corner; small air bubbles under rear pastedown; light browning to edges of text block; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; corners are lightly bumped; light soiling, tiny dents and areas of light discoloration on boards; small stain at bottom of front board; a few very small dents on edges of boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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Browning, Reed.
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