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MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE., Baker, J.H.
21 Baker, J.H. MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE.
William Smith, Reading 1970 Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
47 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: List of Illustrations; Foreword; Prefatory Note; Mapledurham Village; The Two Manors; Mapledurham Church - Position - Exterior - Interior; The Closed Aisle - date of building; Monuments. The Font - Old Brasses formerly in the Church; The Church Windows. Present Day. Original Windows; Records of Two Antiquaries: (1) The Bardolf Aisle. (2) The Chancel and Nave; Additions, Renovations, Restorations; The Bells; The Church Plate; The Church Registers and Records; The Churchyard - New Entrance Gates - Tombs and Tombstones; The Mass Dial; The Vicarage; Alien Priories; Diocese of Lincoln; Mapledurham Church's Connection with Eton College; The Charities - The Almshouses; Mapledurham School; The Parish Hall, Memorial Hall and Playing Fields; The Parish Magazine; The Story of Saint Margaret; List of Vicars of Mapledurham; Supplementary: Variations in Spelling of Place-names; Alexander Pope and the Blount Sisters; Roger Gery, Vicar 1437-1484. Revision of Income and Obligations of Incumbents; Alien Priories; The Private Road; Lord Augustus Fitz-Clarence; An Early Victorian Diary; Mapledurham House. Interior - tiny pin- hole through approx. first 12 p ages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny pin-hole in front cover, tiny closed tear at top of spine, minor browning to cover edges. tiny stain on top of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Barker, Nicholas.  Preface by Charles Ryskamp.
22 Barker, Nicholas. Preface by Charles Ryskamp. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1978 0199510865 / 9780199510863 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
69 pp, + large b&w plate section (photographs, reproductions), 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. "(C)elebrates the quincentenary of the introduction of printing at Oxford with a pictorial history of its subsequent progress, illustrated by the books, documents, and pictures which are its tangible record. The story, although it properly begins with the arrival of Theodoric Rood and the first learned and educational books that he printed, stretches back to the early thirteenth century when scribes, illuminators, and binders of books were already found in Oxford; but it was not until the seventeenth century that, at the initiative of two great men, Archbishop Laud and Bishop Fell, the University Press in its present form was established. It is the dark, dominant figure of John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, and then Bishop of Oxford, who emerges as the real founder of the University Press, and the man who determined the type of books which still preoccupy the Press: learned and educational books, and the Bible." Tiny soiling mark on top of text block, small shallow bump to top of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has old tape repairs at top/bottom inside of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small surface paper loss on front panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
23 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FAMILIAR LONDON., Barton, Rose.
24 Barton, Rose. FAMILIAR LONDON.
London Adam & Charles Black 1904 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Rose Barton. 
208 pp + (4) pp of publisher's advertising, 9" H. Deep red cloth with gilt lettering, yellow banding and floral decoration in red/green/yellow on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 61 colour plates (includ-ing frontispiece) with tissue-guards bearing captions (collated). A charming illustrated tour of London at the close of the Victorian era, before the age of the motor car. Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front pastedown, inside hinges have splits in the paper but are holding firmly, book is slightly cocked, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light browning on free endpapers, light edge wear, three very small bumps to fore-edge of rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, color on spine and rear hinge area has dulled, minor soiling on bottom of text block, protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY MAN.  A SELECTION OF HIS CYCLING ARTICLES REPRINTED FROM THE "AYRSHIRE POST" AND INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL., Bell, David E.T.  Compiled and edited  by  P. Blane, S.J. Hourston and J.B. Gambles.
25 Bell, David E.T. Compiled and edited by P. Blane, S.J. Hourston and J.B. Gambles. THE HIGHWAY MAN. A SELECTION OF HIS CYCLING ARTICLES REPRINTED FROM THE "AYRSHIRE POST" AND INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL.
Ayr Ayrshire Post 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- S.J. Hourston. Inscribed
200 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To John / From Jackie Bryden" and with an additional notation "Xmas 1970" perhaps in another hand. David Bell's (d. 1965) articles on road cycling are set mainly in Scotland, but extend to England, Ireland and the Continent. Also included are some nature notes. "Davie's interest in the bicycle started in 1927 when, encouraged by Jackie Bryden, the late Andrew Shearer and the late Tom McKean of Ayr Health and Strength Club, he became a week-end cyclist. On his first run with Jackie Bryden he pedalled from Prestwick to Stirling and back on a 'sit up and beg' upright bicycle, a distance of over 100 miles." From the biographical note. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small air bubbles on front board and one slightly larger one on the rear board, tiny slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top edge with tiny chips/tears mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling at bottom edge with two very tiny tears, browning to spine and light browning to edges and flap-folds, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF ULVERSTON:  A SHORT HISTORY.  BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PEOPLE OF ULVERSTON, AND THE GROWTH OF THE TOWN., Birkett, Henry F.
26 Birkett, Henry F. THE STORY OF ULVERSTON: A SHORT HISTORY. BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PEOPLE OF ULVERSTON, AND THE GROWTH OF THE TOWN.
Titus Wilson & Son, Kendal, 1949. 
183 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations - photographs, reproductions. "....(brings) together for the first time the many references to Ulverston in the local books of the last two-hundred years. With them there is muc h new and hitherto unpublished information, the whole being skilfully wrought into a continuous story. In it the growth of the town during eight-hundred years is traced, and the life of its people, their work and pleasure, their high-momen t s a n d t h eir troubles, revealed. The author feels he has written a social history, one that not only lets the reader see Ulverston, but lights up in a small degree the larger life of England of which the Story of Ulverston forms part." Cont en ts : Th e T ow n; Ancient History; The Seventeenth Century; The Empory of Furness; The Flowering; The Years Between; Victorian Ulverston; A New Century; The Wars Years and After; The Country-side. Very minor soiling and browning on endpapers, pre vio us own er 's bo okp late on front pastedown, light browning and tiny light foxing marks on edges of textblock, light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny areas of color fading on b oard s. Dust ja cke t ha s mo derate to heavy edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and tears - some with creases, faint foxing marks, light rubbing/soiling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Bishop, James.  Foreword by Lord Blake.
27 Bishop, James. Foreword by Lord Blake. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Angus & Robertson 1982 0207148260 / 9780207148262 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
144 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, drawings, advertisements. "The First World War, which claimed the lives of so many men on the battlefields of the Western Front, also profoundly affected the character and everyday life of the nation at home. It was the first 'total war' and the whole country contributed to the war effort. The unrelenting demands of the trenches eventually forced the Government to introduce conscription while, for those left behind, the state intervened more and more in the lives of its citizens. Hardships increased: food and fuel were in very short supply and rationing had to be imposed in 1916. The civilian population was also directly involved in the hostilities with the bombing raids of zeppelins and aeroplanes. But the war did bring some changes for the better. The salaried classes grew, working conditions improved and the war also helped liberate women who replaced men in factories and public services, and joined the armed forces. When the armistice finally came, in November 1918, Lloyd George promised 'a fit country for heroes to live in' - though the reality proved to be less Utopian. The Illustrated London News continued to publish throughout the First World War and was supplemented by The Illustrated War News. These magazines provided a vivid pictorial chronicle of contemporary events and enable us, today, to enter into the spirit of a bygone era. (The author) has written a fascinating and fully-documented account of these momentous years, complemented by over 200 pictures from the original issues." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light foxing at top & bottom inside edges, very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny dents and faint line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
28 Black, M.H. Foreword by Geoffrey Cass. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1584-1984.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1984 0521264731 / 9780521264730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
343 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 1984 the Press celebrates four hundred years of continuous printing and publishing, and this history gives a readable and not-too-formal introduction to that unique record. It is the story of the development of the printing and publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, from the medieval system of resident stationers who dealt in manuscripts to the present large printing and publishing house which produces computer software and audio cassette tapes as well as books (mostly now computer-set). The narrative is given its proper setting in the development of the University, which has inevitably determined the history of the Press itself; in the history of the book trade as a whole; and in the intellectual and political history of England which has at times affected the fortunes of the Press. There are anecdotes about powerful personalities, from Richard Bentley to Stanley Morison, which give colour and life to the sober black-and-white history of printing and publishing." Previous owner's name label tipped-in on half-title page, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
29 Blake, Steve and Lloyd, Scott. With John Baldock. THE KEYS TO AVALON: THE TRUE LOCATION OF ARTHUR'S KINGDOM REVEALED.
Shaftesbury, Dorset Element 2000 1862047359 / 9781862047358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, family trees, decorations, colour and b&w photographs. "(The authors) unearth the truth about King Arthur and the magical realm of Avalon. They reveal how, through their investigations, they traced original key documents which had lain neglected for centuries. By combining the ancient sources with an intimate knowledge of the British landscape, they have managed to cast new light on the Dark Ages. Every piece of the puzzle they have put together fits - perfectly. The authors prove that the stories about Arthur and Avalon are rooted firmly within historical events which took place within a precise geographical setting in Wales; they also expose how and to what ends Arthurian legend has been hijacked for political gain throughout the ages. By establishing the historical facts about Arthur, his knights and the exact location of Avalon, (they) rip away the tissue of fabrication and fairy-tale that has shrouded the true origins of the British people and of anyone claiming ancestry from these isles." Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear, minor browning at inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
30 Bloch, Marc. Translated from the French by L.A. Manyon. Preface by Jacques Le Goff. FEUDAL SOCIETY.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
624 pp, 10" H. Black cloth, blocked with a gilt design by Adam McCaulay, red endpapers, colour plates & frontispiece. Red slipcase. Chapter headings: Moslems and Hungarians; The Northmen; Some Consequences and Some Lessons of the Invasions; Material Conditions and Economic Characteristics; Modes of Feeling and Thought; The Folk Memory; The Intellectual Renaissance in the Second Feudal Age; The Foundations of Law; The Solidarity of the Kindred Group; Character and Vicissitudes of the Tie of Kinship; Vassal Homage; The Fief; General Survey of Europe; The Fief Becomes the Patrimony of the Vassal; The Man of Several Masters; Vassal and Lord; The Paradox of Vassalage; The Manor; Servitude and Freedom; Towards New Forms of Manorialsim; The Nobles as a De Facto Class; The Life of the Nobility; Chivalry; Transformation of the Nobility into a Legal Class; Class Distinctions Within the Nobility; Clergy and Burgesses; Judicial Institutions; The Traditional Powers: Kingdoms and Empires; From Territorial Principalities to Castellanies; Disorder and the Efforts to Combat It; Towards the Reconstruction of States: National Developments; Feudalism as a Part of Society; The Persistence of European Feudalism. Small slight bump to bottom edge of front board. Slipcase has a small bump on one bottom side edge, a tiny bump on one front side edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
31 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE., Bobrick, Benson.
32 Bobrick, Benson. THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2001, first British edition. 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297607723 "(T)races the story across the Protestant-Catholic divide of the sixteenth century as the struggle to complete a vernacular Bible was fought among competeing factions. As ( the author) tells in his enthralling history it was the culmination of centuries of work by various translators and a committee of scholars who in 1604 were brought together to collaborate on what became known as the King James version. Their t r a n s lation - substantially based on the work of John Wycliffe and William Tyndale and others - shaped English literature and speech for centuries giving us what have become such commonly used expressions as: 'labour of love', 'a thorn in the fle sh ', ' th e root of all evil', 'the fat of the land', 'the sweat of thy brow', 'to cast pearls before swine' and 'the shadow of death' among a host of others. (This book) shows the profound effect the English Bible had on law and society. By giv ing ev ery li terate person access to the sacred text it helped to foster the spirit of inquiry through reading and reflection. Once individuals were free to interpret the word of God according to the light of their own understanding, they began to q uest ion the authority of their inherited institutions, both religious and secular. This led to the reformation within the Church, the rise of constitutional government in England and ultimately the end of the divine right of kings. In Benson Bobr ick's vie w th e English Civil War was fought in the light (and shadow) of such ideas, culminating in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. 'The Making of the English Bible' is about a crucial epoch in the history of Christianity, about the Engli sh lan guage and s ociet y, and about a book that changed the course of human events." Minor indentation on rear board, a few very small bumps (one with tiny tear) at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and fl ap-fold s, one tiny tear a rchivally taped, tiny corner crease at top corner of front flap. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LAKONIA., Bond, Geoffrey.
33 Bond, Geoffrey. LAKONIA.
Oldbourne, London, 1966, first edition. 
200 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, frontispiece. "During the evening of 19 December 1963 the twin-screw Motor Ship 'Lakonia' slid through the grey waters of the Solent, bound for sunshine and warmer seas. Her hull and superstructure gleamed like 'a newly iced Christmas cake, for she had been recently overhauled and completely redecorated'. (651) passengers were aboard the liner for her Christmas cruise --- The 'Lakonia' began to burn on Sunday, 22 Decem b e r . Four days later she was a pitiful, smoke-grimed wreck, wallowing at the mercy of the waves. On Sunday, 29 December - just a week after the initial diaster - she slid beneath the waters of the North Atlantic to her last resting-place. (Th is ) is t he story of unfortunate, originally minor circumstances, slowly building up until they finally overwhelmed the ship, her crew and passengers. But the pattern of crew and passenger heroism is at least as great as that of any perhaps more dra ma tic di saster. Reluctant to leave the ship, the crew - and many passengers - tried desperately to overcome events and save her. There was no panic - from first to last. Air-sea-rescue, radio, telephone, and computers went into action to s ave tho se i n pe ril on the sea - and it was the first time that the system of A.M.V.E.R. (Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Report), had been used in any major shipping disaster. Ships of all nationalities sped towards the stricken liner. The B riti sh f reigh ter ' Montcalm', the Argentine 'Salta', the Pakistani 'Mehi' - and then there was the ship that passed 'Lakonia' by in her hour of need ---. (This) is a graphic account of the strength and bravery of ordinary persons under threat of deat h. I t is a n open , objective and factual reconstruction of what happened." Wrinkling at bottom of spine, light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling and a few tiny edge tears, ver y ligh t rubb ing. V ery Goo d/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD., Booth, J.B.  Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale.
34 Booth, J.B. Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale. SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD.
T. Werner Laurie, London, 1938, first edition. 
284 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "For more than a generation 'The Pink 'Un', as 'The Sporting Times' was familiarly known, occupied a position unique in the journalistic world - a position which no p aper to-day has achieved. It was more than a mere journal for the sportsman and man about town; it established itself as a social centre of a highly specialized nature, and its readers constituted a species of home and overseas club, whose b o n d o f fellowship was good humour and good sportsmanship..." Chapter headings: The "Pink 'Un" World; The "Pink 'Un" and the Stage; The Actor-Managers; Adelphi Days; The Old School of Dramatists; "The Lane"; Benefits and "Commands"; Disillusion ; A Co a ch -B a ck Ride; Character Studies; Artist and Author; Luck of the Game; Tips and Systems; Two Great Races; Low Finance; Turf Humours. Gift inscription and notation on free front end paper, moderate browning on end papers, slight browning to p age s, bo ok li ghtly cocked, book lightly cracked at several places - pages holding firmly, small slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small tears and a few chips - mai nly at top /bo ttom of sp ine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling/soft creasing, fading to spine color and slightly at edges, tiny ink smudge on rear panel, old tape residue at top edge - mainly on inside surface. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
35 Brackley, Frida H., compiler. Foreword by Admiral the Lord Mountevans. (Herbert George Brackley.) BRACKLES: MEMOIR OF A PIONEER OF CIVIL AVIATION.
Blakeney, Norfolk F.H. Brackley 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Poor 
695 pp, 8 5/8" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "Although this book is a parade of historic events the memoirs are not a mere record thereof nor it it a recital of progress in air transport. It is a narrative which throbs through the fascinating letters, the intimate diary notes and the author's comments. The story reveals the man; to very many in aviation his life work is legend - the memoirs will give intimate knowledge and bring reality." Section headings: Early Days; R.N.A.S. and R.A.F.; Canada and U.S.A.; The Cape Flight; Japan; Imperial Airways; Survey Flights; Coastal and Transport Command; Post-War Civil Aviation; B.S.S.A.; Epilogue. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; light edge wear, some light color fading at top 1" of spine, at top edge of boards and at bottom of front hinge; minor soling to top of text block and on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has tears, chips and old tape repairs; creasing and wrinkling; light soiling and rubbing; now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WALL OF ENGLAND: THE CHANNEL'S 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY., Brandford, Ernle.
36 Brandford, Ernle. WALL OF ENGLAND: THE CHANNEL'S 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY.
Country Life, London, 1966, first edition. 
112 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "(V)ividly describes how the 350-mile-long English Channel has moulded the fate of Britian since, some 8,000 years ago, the Atlantic tide-race eventually severed our island from the Continent. Through the centuries it has been the moat against many enemies, the arena of battling navies, the highway of trade, the jumping-off point for countless ventures across the world, the way of life of a great maritime race. On the 'Chops of the Channel' Britain has fought not only against the might of foreigners - French, Spanish, Dutch - but also against the natural hazards of gale and fog. Throughout the long Age of Sail and after, na v a l n e e ds and the demands of traders decided the varying fortunes of towns and dockyards of the coast - the Cinque Ports, Southampton, Portsmouth, Plymouth - and it was a passion for the 'new-fangled sea bathing' that started the growth of the ' wa te r in g re sorts' from former fishing villages. (The author) tells of the activities of the press gang, the long struggles between smugglers and Excisemen and the spread of the sport of yachting in the 'off-shore island of Europe'....No lon ger th e s up rem e bas tion against an enemy in these days of nuclear threat, the English Channel, whose last great occasion was the D-Day invasion of Normandy, is restricted to battles of trade." Light soiling on top/bottom edges of boards, two smal l bu mps to bott om edg e of rear board, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor wear at bottom of spine, light fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CATUVELLAUNI., Branigan, Keith.
37 Branigan, Keith. THE CATUVELLAUNI.
Alan Sutton, Gloucester, 1987, reprint. 
225 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0862992559 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, plans. "The eighth volume in the 'Peoples of Roman Britain' series, covering the crucially important area centred on Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshir e and Bedford. The Catuvellauni, under the leadership of Caratacus, led the resistance to the Roman Invasion of 43 A.D. The volume contains sections on the Tribal Territory and the pre-Roman Iron Age; the history of the area from A.D. 43-367; comm unications and urban settlement; rural settlements; religion; industry and the economy." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light browning at edges, small closed tear a t top of rear hinge - archivally taped, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
38 Bromhead, P.A. THE HOUSE OF LORDS AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICS 1911-1957.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1958, first edition. 
283 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Chapter headings: The House of Lords and Constitutional Development; The Composition of the House of Lords; Active and Inactive Peers; Special Class es of Peers; Procedure and Organization of Business; The Representation of the Government in the House of Lords; Party Organization and Discipline in the House of Lords; Legislative Procedure in the Lords; The Parliament Act of 1911 and Its Ef f e c t s ; Conservative and National Government Bills, 1922-39; Labour Government Bills in 1924 and 1929-31; Labour Government Bills of 1945-51; Conservative Government Bills of 1951-6; Bills First Introduced in the Lords; The Lords and Private Me mb er s' B il ls ; The Death Penalty Question; The House of Lords and General Debates; The Question of Reform of Powers; Proposals for Minor Modifications of Composition; Proposals for Wholesale Reconstruction of the House; Conclusion; Appendix: Th e E lec tio n o f t he Scottish Representative Peers; Bibliographical Note; Index. Progressively heavy creases at fore-edge of approx pages 221 to end of book, tiny edge tear at fore-edge of pages 257-260 (archivally taped), darkening to top of tex t bl ock, sma ll i nk d ot on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine color, minor browning to pages, minor edge wear. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS., Brown, Jane.
39 Brown, Jane. LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS.
London Viking 1996 0670858714 / 9780670858712 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "The great architect and his architecture are well known, but what about his patrons, his clients? Who were they? Why did they build? What did they pay for their buildings? From his earliest patrons, a stream of repressed gentlewomen of intelligence and means, through a galaxy of Edwardian heroes and villains, this book tells their stories. Some of them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyen's clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, the beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. The complex networking of families and friends threads through the events and settings of Edwardian society, like a richly patterned embroidery. Everything of significance that Lutyens did had its roots in the Edwardian decade - and his clients turn out to be both the triumph and the tragedy of his career. (L)avishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from family archives all over England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, slight browning to spine, edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BUCHANAN BOOK:  THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, Q.C., OF MONTREAL, FOLLOWED BY AN ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY BUCHANAN.  PLUS:  LATER LEAVES OF THE BUCHANAN BOOK.  2 VOLUMES., Buchanan, A.W. Patrick, K.C.
40 Buchanan, A.W. Patrick, K.C. THE BUCHANAN BOOK: THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, Q.C., OF MONTREAL, FOLLOWED BY AN ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY BUCHANAN. PLUS: LATER LEAVES OF THE BUCHANAN BOOK. 2 VOLUMES.
Montreal Privately Printed Very Good 
2 volume set. "The Buchanan Book", privately printed, Montreal, 1911in a limited edition of 300 copies. This is No. 240 and is *unsigned*, contrary to the limitation statement. Dark blue cloth with paper title label on spine, top edge gilt, (v)-xiii, 476 pp, + Appendix (5 pp), Index (viii pp), 9 5/8" H. Addenda et Corrigenda sheet laid in. Thirteen tissue-covered b&w portraits, including frontispiece (collated). Contents: Life of Alexander Buchanan, Q.C., of Montreal; The Buchanans of that Ilk; The Buchanans of Blairlusk; James Buchanan, H.B.M. Consul at New York; The Buchanans of Carbeth; The Buchanans of Ardoch; The Gray-Buchanans of Scotstown; The Buchanans of Auchmar; Ditto of Hales Hall; Ditto of Spittal; Ditto of Blairvockie; Ditto of Montreal; Family of Dr. George Buchanan of Fintona, co. Tyrone; The Buchanans of Arnpryor; Ditto of Lenny; Ditto of Auchineden; Ditto of Arnpryor (second family); Ditto of Powis; Ditto of Gartacharne; The Carrick Buchanans of Drumpellier; The Buchanans of Auchintorlie; The Buchanans in Campsie and Baldernock; The Buchans of Drummikill; Ditto of Drumhead; Ditto of Finnick-Drummond; The Leith-Buchanans of Ross Priory; The Buchannans late of Miltoun; A Genealogical Note; The Quater-centenary of George Buchanan; Some Distinguished Buchanans; Some Buchanans in the United States of America; Appendix. "Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book", printed for private circulation by Editions Edouard Garand, Montreal 1929. Paper covers, 482 pp., 9 7/8" H. Eight b&w plates, including frontis-piece (collated). "The Buchanan Book" has very small bump to fore-edge of pages 405 to end of book, minor edge wear, minor rubbing to boards, light run marks to top edge gilt. "Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book" - page 6 has some small light soiling marks including a small area of red ink in margin, some page edges have wrinkles and very small chips, the top/bottom edges of text block are not trimmed, there is wrinkling/creasing to edges of covers and top/bottom of spine - there are also tiny tears, light soiling to covers. 
Price: 400.00 USD
 
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