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ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & FRANCE:  IMPRESSIONS OF A TEN THOUSAND MILES' TOUR., James, Geo. M. (George).
161 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.
162 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.
163 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.
164 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.
165 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
 
 
A CARTOON HISTORY OF THE MONARCHY., Jones, Michael Wynn.
166 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.
167 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
 
 
168 Kavanagh, Gordon. FAMINE IN IRELAND AND WEST KERRY.
Self-published 2003 Soft Cover Very Good Signed by Author
152 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w map, photograph. Signed by author on title page (signature only). "West Kerry was to experience equal, if not worse devastation (than Connacht and West Cork) during the Famine. Due to the remoteness of Dingle and the townlands west of the town it received much less publicity. The reports that are available of what the people had to endure are horrific, indicating a district, which was to be completely neglected during a period of extreme suffering." From the Introduction. Interior - tiny crease at top/bottom corner of approx first 25 pages, small soft crease/curl to bottom corner of approx. first 36 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at corners of front cover, very small crease at bottom corner of rear cover, small black mark at bottom of spine - from manufacturing process. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970., Keevil, Ambrose.
169 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.
170 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.
171 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.
172 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.)
173 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
 
 
174 Lane, Margaret. HILL TOP SAWREY.
National Trust, London, (1949), new edition (originally published 1947). 
12 pp, 12 mo, soft cover (stapled wraps). The village of Sawrey in Cumbria, England was the home of Beatrix Potter. Her first home there was "Hill-Top", a small farmhouse she bought with the royalties from her books. This little booklet, illustra ted with pictures from her stories, is about Beatrix Potter and Hill-Top. Foxing on front cover, small repaired tair. Rear cover moderately soiled. Text is clean and tight. Scan available on request. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LES MANUSCRITS DE PHILIPPE LE GEYT, ECUYER, LIEUTENANT-BAILLI DE L'ILE DE JERSEY, SUR LA CONSTITUTION, LES LOIS, ET LES USAGES DE CETTE ILE.  4 VOLUME SET., Le Geyt, Philippe.
175 Le Geyt, Philippe. LES MANUSCRITS DE PHILIPPE LE GEYT, ECUYER, LIEUTENANT-BAILLI DE L'ILE DE JERSEY, SUR LA CONSTITUTION, LES LOIS, ET LES USAGES DE CETTE ILE. 4 VOLUME SET.
Place Royale, St.-Helier Philippe Falle, Libraire 1846 Half-Leather Very Good - 
Four volume set, 8 1/2" H. Tome I, published 1846 - XL, 533, III pp. Tome II, published 1847 - 569, III, [1] pp. Tome III, published 1847, 626, [1] pp. Tome IV, published 1847 - 497, [1], ii pp. Rebound in half leather (dark brown cloth boards with tan leather spines and corners, 2 maroon leather labels on each spine with gilt lettering, including small one at bottom of each spine - "F. Richardson le Brun" ), decorative red speckled stain to textblock edges. Small ticket of C. le Feuvre, Bookbinder, 18, Beresford Street, Jersey (fl. c.1868) at bottom right corner of front pastedown in each volume. Also the stamp of "F. Richardson le Brun, Solicitor, Jersey" [fl. c.1879] at top left corner of each front pastedown. *All text is in French.* Philippe le Geyt (1655-1716) was one of the foremost experts on Jersey law. All volumes have very light edge wear, all volumes have some tiny/small areas of surface leather loss - mainly on volumes I & II, volume I has a small repair at top of spine and a small piece missing from bottom edge of spine, volumes I & II have a 1" hairline crack at top of front hinge, volume IV has small loss of leather at rear bottom corner, all volumes have tiny foxing marks on the endpapers that migrate into the adjacent pages, volume I has small tear at top of page leaf 19/20 - archivally taped, volume IV has a small old paper label and some areas of light soiling on title page. All volumes are protected in a stiff mylar jacket. 
Price: 385.00 USD
 
 
THE AGE OF ADAM., Lees-Milne, James.
176 Lees-Milne, James. THE AGE OF ADAM.
London B.T. Batsford 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
184 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour plates, including frontispiece, b&w floor plans. "James Lees-Milne sets out to show of what the work of Robert Adam and his three brothers really consisted, from what sources it was derived, what contemporary architects were affected by it, and what its influence was overseas. Using information from letters, diariees and records of the times, some of it hitherto unpublished, (he) traces the biographies of the Brothers Adam from their beginnings in Scotland to their eventual position as the most fashionable and influential architects and designers in Britain. He then proceeds to a critical examination of their work in England, Scotland and Ireland - their town houses and country houses, squares and terraces, ceilings, furniture and monuments. Next, there is an assessment of the work of the Adam's contemporaires and rivals, among them Wyatt, Taylor, Holland and Leverton; and a succeeding section deals with the Adam influence as it spread to Ireland, America, Russia and Sweden. A final chapter gives a short account of the lives and individual contributions of the Adams' collaborators - artists and craftsmen such as Chippendale, Angelica Kauffmann, Zucchi, Joseph Rose and Biagio Rebecca. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three light edge/corner bumps. Dust jacket has browning at top edge of flaps, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several very small tears at top of spine, very small red ink stain on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865., Lewis, June, editor.  (Sarah Thomas.)
177 Lewis, June, editor. (Sarah Thomas.) THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865.
Moreton-in-Marsh Windrush 1994 0900075384 / 9780900075384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good June Lewis. 
180 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, maps. "Sarah Thomas wrote these diaries from her home in the quiet market town of Fairford in Gloucestershire at the height of Queen Victoria's reign. This was a time when people still travelled by coach and pair, or pony and trap or shared the carrier's cart with bundles and crates or maybe even a coffin - for the railway had not yet reached this pocket of the Cotswolds. Sarah (was the) daughter of a Baptist Chapel Minister, single and single-minded, head of the household following the death of both parents, caring for her invalid younger sister and her step-brother. There is no doubt that within this Victorian lady, who coped with running a home and over-seeing the affairs of the local chapel, there beat a passionate heart and a rebellious spirit. The diaries cover a crucial part of Sarah's life as she has to decide on marriage and which of her suitors to accept. The themes of conflict in love and the demands of her strict religious upbringing and the frailties of human emotions, make the diary as rich to read as any novel. Sarah's diary was not meant for anyone else's eyes. The entries are too frank, too intimate and too revealing, to have been designed for any other purpose than a secret repository for her heartfelt feelings. And herein is its charm and value, as one imagines Sarah writing in her tiny notebooks by the light of a candle in the privacy of her room, recounting the daily events and reflecting on her innermost thoughts. Now, some one hundred and thirty years later, we can share them with her." Tiny shallow dint on front board, slight wrinkles at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, very soft crease on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865., Lewis, June, editor.  (Sarah Thomas.)
178 Lewis, June, editor. (Sarah Thomas.) THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865.
Moreton-in-Marsh Windrush 1994 0900075384 / 9780900075384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ June Lewis. 
180 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, maps. "Sarah Thomas wrote these diaries from her home in the quiet market town of Fairford in Gloucestershire at the height of Queen Victoria's reign. This was a time when people still travelled by coach and pair, or pony and trap or shared the carrier's cart with bundles and crates or maybe even a coffin - for the railway had not yet reached this pocket of the Cotswolds. Sarah (was the) daughter of a Baptist Chapel Minister, single and single-minded, head of the household following the death of both parents, caring for her invalid younger sister and her step-brother. There is no doubt that within this Victorian lady, who coped with running a home and over-seeing the affairs of the local chapel, there beat a passionate heart and a rebellious spirit. The diaries cover a crucial part of Sarah's life as she has to decide on marriage and which of her suitors to accept. The themes of conflict in love and the demands of her strict religious upbringing and the frailties of human emotions, make the diary as rich to read as any novel. Sarah's diary was not meant for anyone else's eyes. The entries are too frank, too intimate and too revealing, to have been designed for any other purpose than a secret repository for her heartfelt feelings. And herein is its charm and value, as one imagines Sarah writing in her tiny notebooks by the light of a candle in the privacy of her room, recounting the daily events and reflecting on her innermost thoughts. Now, some one hundred and thirty years later, we can share them with her." Slight waviness to bottom edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME., Linnane, Fergus.
179 Linnane, Fergus. LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME.
Robson, London, 2008. 
372 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781861057426 B&w plates. "London is a city that thrives on crime and the myths of crime, as its violent history and the colourful portrayal of criminals in fiction, from Defoe to Dickens, attest. (This book) e xamines the murky underside ot the capital, surveying three centuries of vice and crime and a variety of perilous underworlds. Linnane's writing is full of vivid detail as he describes the city's underworld characters, such as the loathed, murder o u s, eighteenth century bounty hunter Jonathan Wild, the Italian Sabini gang which dominated London in the early twentieth century, and the more recent Billy Hill, Jack Spot, Frankie Fraser, Kray twins and Adams family. (It) takes us on the night ma ri sh last journeys of condemned criminals to the gallows at Tyburn. We enter death-trap eighteenth century prisons, one of which the novelist Henry Fielding described as a 'prototype of hell'. We walk the crowded streets of Victorian London wi th its swarms of prostitutes and follow the ingenious villains who carried out the first great train robbery in 1854. We see the rise and fall of the interwar racecourse gangs and the bloody battle for control of the West End. This fascinating bo ok, con taining 25 images, illustrates how crime in the capital has evolved from the extreme violence of the early eighteenth century to the vastly more complex and lucrative, but no less brutal, gangland of today." Interior - previous owner's pla ce, date and signature along with small area of liquid paper on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, faint crease on spine, one very small corner crease. Ver y Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
180 Longmate, Norman. THE REAL DAD'S ARMY: THE STORY OF THE HOME GUARD.
London Arrow 1974 009909830X / 9780099098300 Soft Cover Good 
128 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs, cartoons, reproductions. "Norman Longmate, an authority on wartime Britain, has collected together a wealth of hilarious anecdote as well as all the unlikely facts to produce the first popular history of the real Dad's Army." Interior - faint cigarette odour, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, very light edge wear, very light browning to edges of textblock, two soft corner creases, book slightly cocked, two tiny scuffs on front cover, slight bump at top of spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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HENRY YEVELE, c 1320 to 1400:  THE LIFE OF AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT., Harvey, John H.
HENRY YEVELE, c 1320 to 1400: THE LIFE OF AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT.
Harvey, John H.
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GOTHIC ENGLAND:  A SURVEY OF NATIONAL CULTURE, 1300-1550., Harvey, John.
GOTHIC ENGLAND: A SURVEY OF NATIONAL CULTURE, 1300-1550.
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