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BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION MANIFESTOS 1918-1966., Craig, F.W.S., compiler/editor.
81 Craig, F.W.S., compiler/editor. BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION MANIFESTOS 1918-1966.
Political Reference Publications, Chichester, 1970, first edition. 
303 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 09000178035 "(A) complete collection of the full official texts of the manifestos issued by the three major parties in Britain - Conservative, Labour, Liberal - at the fourteen General Ele ctions from December 1918 until March 1966. Apart from its obvious value as a work of political reference, the book provides a fascinating study of the many changes which have taken place in the election platforms of the parties during the pa s t f i f ty years. (It) has been compiled from the original manifestos printed by the parties and each document is reproduced verbatim. A summary of the General Election results has been added for the convenience of readers." Appendices: The La bo ur Ma ni fe stos of 1910; Manifestos for Wales and Scotland. Addendum: The General Election of 1970. Light edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light rubbing. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, minor edge wear/wrinkling, small ar ea o f l igh t w rinkling at bottom of front panel, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BEN:  THE STORY OF A CART-HORSE., Cumming, Primrose.
82 Cumming, Primrose. BEN: THE STORY OF A CART-HORSE.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Harold Burdekin, photographs. 
95 pp, 8 7/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with white and blue lettering on spine, blue lettering and white illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Charming story of Ben, a brewery horse who is 'retired' to the country after years of pulling drays on London's hard streets cause him to develop problems with side bones. As a farm horse, Ben leads a productive life, much valued by Mr. Comyn, the farmer. An interesting look at a year on an English farm pre World War II. Very soft bump at top corner of pages, some light finger marks and soft wrinkles from handling on some pages, light edge wear, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, small soft bump to top corner of boards, a few light soiling and rub marks on rear board, color of title lettering on spine has faded. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SWIMMING TIMES.  VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940.  WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE.  4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS., Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors.  Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al.
83 Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors. Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al. THE SWIMMING TIMES. VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940. WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE. 4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS.
Croydon / London Capt. B.W. Cummins / Simkin Marshall Stapled in Wraps Good 
3 issues of 'The Swimming Times' from 1940 - 20 pp, 20 pp, 24 pp - 8 1/2" H + 'Swimming Instruction', rewritten 1937, 64 pp, 7 1/8" H. All with b&w photographs. 'The Swimming Times' includes articles on: War Work by Swimmers, Officials and Coaches; The Elements of Diving; Amateur Swimming Assoc-iation: A Record of Progress; The Royal Life Saving Society; Swimmers and Swimming in the Navy; A Scottish Club in Wartime; World Classification of Swimmers; Water Polo; etc. 'Swimming Instruction' contents: Preface; General Notes; Class Instruction; Breast Stroke; Back Stroke; Crawl Stroke; Back Crawn; Learning to Dive. Interiors - some soft creasing/wrinkling at some page edges and corners; rust on staples. Exteriors - Swimming Times have rust on staples, a few rust stains on covers, some small corner/edge creases/wrinkles, light edge wear, light rubbing and soiling on rer covers. Swimming Instruction has very light corner wear, small curl at bottom corner of front cover and a few small scuffs on front cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
84 Davies, A. Mervyn. (Robert Clive.) CLIVE OF PLASSEY: A BIOGRAPHY.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
522 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. B&w frontispiece, maps. Contents: Introduction; The Exile; A Chapter of Genesis; A Tale of Misadventure; Peace But Still War; Arcot; Kaveripak and Trichinopoly; The Downfall of Dupleix; Springtime; England; Dual Capacity; The Bengal Expedition: 1. Calcutta; 2. Chandernagore; The Game; Plassey: 1. The Gambler's Throw; 2. The Action; 3. The Fruits of Victory; A Problem of Political Management; Triple Threat; An Immovable Body: Lawrence Sulivan; The Legacy of Conquest; Member for Shrewsbury; The Battle of India House; Time and Tide; The Dictator; How Augean Was the Stable?; Mutiny; Caesar Infelix; The Final Reckoning; Conclusion; Appendices - How Pitt and the Directors dealt with the "Colonel Problem"; Summary of Will of Lord Robert Clive; "The Life of Robert, Lord Clive", by Charles Caraccioli; "Warren Hastings, Maker of British India": An Important Correction; Notes and References. 1" split in inside rear hinge, light browning and very light soiling to edges of text block, light edge wear to boards, one tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
SURREY IN THE SEVENTIES:  PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES OF THE 1970s., Davison, Mark and Currie, Ian.
85 Davison, Mark and Currie, Ian. SURREY IN THE SEVENTIES: PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES OF THE 1970s.
Frosted Earth, (Coulsdon, Surrey, 1995). 
164 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with vintage b&w photos. "Surrey saw some spectacular sights as the Swinging Sixties gave way to the Seventies. Some town centres changed beyond recognition as demolition workers ma de way for the new, and on the streets, out came some strange new fashions - hot pants, loons, flared trousers, ponchos and plafform shoes. As youngsters danced to the Bay City Rollers, Slade and Gary Glitter, local cinemas were emptying a n d c l o s i n g down. The Seventies was also a decade of protests, strikes and other forms of industrial unrest, culminating in the 'Winter of Discontent' in 1978-9. The following pages look again at the Seventies in Surrey and recapture tho s e ti me s o f ha pp in es s and sorrow, Ford Capris, Austin Allegros and Morris Marinas." Interior - printers ink smudges on page 55 (text still very legible), small stain at bottom edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ow ne rsh ip ma rks . Ex ter ior - small soft creases to fornt cover, minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased, tiny scuff to edge of spine. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF IRELAND VOLUME EIGHT (8).  PARISHES OF COUNTY ANTRIM II, 1832-8.  LISBURN AND SOUTH ANTRIM., Day, Angelique and McWilliams, Patrick, editors.
86 Day, Angelique and McWilliams, Patrick, editors. ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF IRELAND VOLUME EIGHT (8). PARISHES OF COUNTY ANTRIM II, 1832-8. LISBURN AND SOUTH ANTRIM.
Belfast / Dublin Institute of Irish Studies / Royal Irish Academy 1991 0853893756 / 9780853893752 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 10" H. 4 b&w maps. "The Memoirs are a uniquely detailed source for the history of the northern half of Ireland immediately before the Great Famine. They were written in the 1830s to accompany the 6" Ordnance Survey maps, but with one exception were not published at the time. In this new edition they act as a nineteenth century Domesday book and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities. The Memoirs document the landscape and situation, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and livelihood of the parishes. This volume contains the Memoirs for 5 parishes on the southern border of Antrim, detailing the important town of Lisburn and including the areas of Lambeg, Drumbeg, Derryaghy and the village of Dunmurry in the immediate vicinity of Belfast. The material gives a fascinating and unique insight into life in this vibrant area over one hundred and fifty years ago." Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
87 Derham, Roy C. VINDICATRIX: THE STORY OF A SHIP WITH THREE NAMES, MANY LIVES, AND SEVERAL ROLES, FINALLY AS A TRAINING SHIP FOR 70,000 BOYS.
Buckingham Baron 2000 0860235181 / 9780860235187 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Good+ Inscribed By Author
145 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H) - glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued?). Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "With best wishes Roy Derham". Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword by J.K. Rice-Oxley CBE; Introduction; Final Voyage; Ship 338 Arranmore; The Maiden City Line; Russell & Co. Shipbuilders; Maiden Voyage; Sailing On; Algoa Bay; Back to Sea; The Last Journey?; Waltraute; Montevideo; On Submarine Service; In the Docks; Power and the Pool; School in Sharpness; Missions to Seamen; To be a Vindi-Boy; Appendices: Staff 1939-1966; Ship's fittings; Sources; Index. Small bump at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine, shallow bump on fore-edge of front board, two very small shallow bumps at top edge of rear board, light fading to color on spine and at top edge of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MAIDEN VOYAGES;  TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN.  VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA., Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by.  Inscribed.
88 Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by. Inscribed. MAIDEN VOYAGES; TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN. VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA.
Buckingham Baron 2002 0860236714 / 9780860236719 Limited Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
211 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Number 528 of a limited edition. INSCRIBED ON LIMITATION PAGE, "WITH BEST WISHES, ROY DERHAM". B&w illustrations. "Twelve weeks with TS 'Vindicatrix' prepared young lads for a life at sea, but not for the first trip - on liner, coaster, collier or cargo boat, cruise ship, tanker or tramp steamer. Often bullied, invariably seasick; cold, wet, hungry and initially miserable, most matured to become old hands - stewards, cooks or sometimes Master. Others swore never to go to sea again, and over four hundred lost their young lives for their country. Many became Distressed Seamen, yet survived. Some were torpedoed, sometimes more than once; some found themselves in prison camps. Others sailed to exotic places and met strange people. A few jumped ship and several fell overboard. Some were pushed. Most of them had strange experiences, saw far flung lands, and made lifetime friends. Many fell in love with the sea while some hated it but it earnt the respect of them all. Most express few regrets and all those in this book remember it well - that first trip as a graduate Vindi-boy, untried, uncertain and just a little afraid. This is the sum of the maiden voyages of over fifty Vindi-boys, who learnt their trade with the old lady of Sharpness between 1939 and 1966." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly cocked, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE., Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler.
89 Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler. SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE.
New York Beekman House 1982 0517366037 / 9780517366035 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
368 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Poetry; Introduction to Folklore; Bairn's Rhymes; Rhymes and Saws on Places; Rhymes about the Weather; The Low Road; Two Tales (The King O' the Cats / The Story of Heather Ale); Thomas the Rhymer; The Waiting Warriors; Language; Names - Anglicized Forms into Gaelic; Days and Months in Gaelic; Clans; Clan Slogans; Appelations to Clans, Families and Towns; Clan Badges; Dyes; Place Names; Battles Fought on Scottish Soil; Land and Water; The Burghs; Ross and Cromarty; Stewartry; Weather; Law; Money and Measures; Proverbs; Toasts; Meat and Drink; Festivals and Quarter Days; A Calendar for Any Year; Fragments; Prose Extracts and Letters; Glossary; Index of Authors; Indes of First Lines; General Index. Minor edge wear, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, minor browning at top edge, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE., Douglas-Home, Jessica.
90 Douglas-Home, Jessica. A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE.
Wilby, Norwich Michael Russell 2011 0859553213 / 9780859553216 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
131 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of a young Anglo-Irish beauty's visit to Delhi for the 1911 Royal Durbar, where a new King, George V, is to be proclaimed Emperor to reinforce the loyalty to the Crown of India's ruling Princes. For a fortnight of relentless ceremony, unheard of extravagance and imposing military spectacle, in the setting of a vast Tented City complete with its own farms, railway, telegraph and post offices, Lilah Wingfield meets many of the most remarkable colonial characters of the day, including some of the foremost Indian Princes, vying to stage the most lavish display to prove their devotion to the Raj. As the tents are dismantled, Lilah travels through India - to the dangerous Khyber Pass on the Afghan border, to Rajasthan, to the gory sites of the Mutiny and to stay with India's only female ruler, the Begum of Bhopal. Her diary shows her deepening awareness of the ambivalence of certain maharajahs towards British Rule even while she is being entertained royally in their lakeside palaces. Her Irish upbringing gives her an instictive feeling for the mixture of their longing for independence and an affection for the mother country." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a few tiny/small dints on hinges, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN.  THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES., Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon.
91 Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon. PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN. THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES.
JM Dent, London, 1994, second edition. 
305 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1857973429 Colour plates. "From 'A Bit on the Side' and 'The Swan with Two Necks' to 'The Laughing Fish' and 'The World Turned Upside Down', Britain's pubs and inns are steeped in tradition and folklore....(this book) investigates the stories, legends, history and meaning behind 10,000 different pub names. Ranging from heraldry and local heroes, military achievements and natural history to professions, pastimes, sports, visual jokes and verbal puns , t h e o rigins of each of the pub names is explained. Scores of extra entries examine the general background to names: from cricket, blood sports and literary references to place names, numbers, and women in pub names. With over 100 colour pho to g ra ph s, an Introduction and a Postscript on modern trends, this is a superb guide to a peculiarly British institution." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light creases on concave spine, very light edge we ar , l igh t w r ink ling at top edge of front cover, area of tiny indentations on front cover that migrate into preliminary pages. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CLAN MACKENZIE: INDEPENDENCE IN THE NORTH.  WITH TARTAN AND CHIEF'S ARMS IN COLOUR, AND A MAP.  W. & A.K. JOHNSTON'S CLAN HISTORIES SERIES., Dunlop, Jean.
92 Dunlop, Jean. THE CLAN MACKENZIE: INDEPENDENCE IN THE NORTH. WITH TARTAN AND CHIEF'S ARMS IN COLOUR, AND A MAP. W. & A.K. JOHNSTON'S CLAN HISTORIES SERIES.
W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh, 1953. 
30 pp, 7 1/2" H, hard cover (yellow paper-covered boards with black lettering on spine and boards, clan tartan on front board) - no dust jacket. Colour coat of arms and clan tartan, b&w map and view of Kintail/Loch Duich. Provides a brief history of the Clan Mackenzie, followed by: Miscellaneous Clan Notes; Septs of Clan Mackenzie; Cadets of Clan Mackenzie; The Earldom of Cromartie; notes on Clan Music. Small areas of erased pencil marks on front pastedown, minor browning to pages, light ed ge wear, moderate soiling to boards, wear and tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of textblock, darkening to spine. Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENGLISH COURT LIFE, FROM HENRY VII TO GEORGE II., Dutton, Ralph.
93 Dutton, Ralph. ENGLISH COURT LIFE, FROM HENRY VII TO GEORGE II.
London B.T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
232 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The atmosphere of a Court is enclosed and artificial. The monarch has in the past enjoyed a wide degree of power without a corresponding sense of obligation or responsibility; and for the courtiers, whose position depended on their agreeableness, flattery has always been at a premium just as frankness has been inhibited. How do men and women react in circumstances where normal standards of behaviour are inapplicable? This is the question which, by implication, Ralph Dutton answers in this book. Since his survey covers the three centuries from Henry VII to George VII it is natural that, in so many different courts and under the reign of so various a series of kings and queens, Court Life should appear in most of its possible forms. But in the moral forcing house of the Court a constant element, from 1485 to 1760, has been the tendency for personal virtues and defects of character to become exaggerated to an extent seldom met with in the prosaic outside world. As to the Courts themselves: the Coronations, Drawing-rooms, Progresses, Births and Funerals; the favourites, mistresses and politicians, and the palaces in which they met, intrigued and lived: as to all these, they provide Mr. Dutton with a rich topic on which to exercise his accustomed gifts for description, quotation and deprecatory comment." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge and corner wear, bump at top corner of front board - migrates as a small bump at top corner of pages up to approx. page 40, small store label at bottom of front pastedown. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge of flaps, small crease at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GIRLS GROWING UP IN LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ENGLAND., Dyhouse, Carol.
94 Dyhouse, Carol. GIRLS GROWING UP IN LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ENGLAND.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1981, first edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071000821X "Girls learn about 'femininity' from childhood onwards, first through their relationships with the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector's reports, Carol Dyhouse studies the socialization of middle- and working-class girls in late-Victorian and early-Edwardian England. She traces the ways in which schooling at all social levels at this time tended to r e i n f o r c e lessons in the sexual division of labour and patterns of authority between men and women, which girls had already learned at home. In Elementary Schools, social anxieties about 'National Efficiency', high infant-mortality figures a nd a d ec li ni ng b i rth-rate helped to shape the curriculum offered to working-class girls through the period 1870-1920. The author then focuses on the emergence of a social psychology of adolescent girlhood in the early-twentieth century wit h i ts edu cat ion al imp lic at ions. Finally, she examines the relationship between feminism and girls' education through the period studied." Small faint area of soiling on fornt board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bott om o f s pine and fla p-f olds , fa din g to spine color - lettering very legible, blank label on front flap, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
RAILWAY RECORDS:  A GUIDE TO SOURCES., Edwards, Cliff.
95 Edwards, Cliff. RAILWAY RECORDS: A GUIDE TO SOURCES.
Richmond, Surrey Public Record Office 2001 1903365104 / 9781903365106 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w illustrations. "This guide shows enthusiasts and researchers how to find records relating to railway companies, individuals who served on the railways and the trains themselves. From the first days of steam to the golden age of train travel at the start of the twentieth century, the railways have played a central role in British social history. When the remaining private railway companies were nationalized in 1948, their administrative records and those of the hundreds of companies they had absorbed were passed to the Public Record Office. The records include inform-ation on the estimated half million people employed by over two hundred separate rail companies at the start of the last century, and provide an important source of material for genealogists, economic historians and railway enthusiasts alike." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at bottom of spine, very small scuff at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RAILWAY RECORDS:  A GUIDE TO SOURCES., Edwards, Cliff.
96 Edwards, Cliff. RAILWAY RECORDS: A GUIDE TO SOURCES.
Richmond, Surrey Public Record Office 2001 1903365104 / 9781903365106 Soft Cover Near Fine 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w illustrations. "This guide shows enthusiasts and researchers how to find records relating to railway companies, individuals who served on the railways and the trains themselves. From the first days of steam to the golden age of train travel at the start of the twentieth century, the railways have played a central role in British social history. When the remaining private railway companies were nationalized in 1948, their administrative records and those of the hundreds of companies they had absorbed were passed to the Public Record Office. The records include inform-ation on the estimated half million people employed by over two hundred separate rail companies at the start of the last century, and provide an important source of material for genealogists, economic historians and railway enthusiasts alike." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TRUE BRITS: INSIDE THE FOREIGN OFFICE., Edwards, Ruth Dudley.  Photographs by David Secombe.
97 Edwards, Ruth Dudley. Photographs by David Secombe. TRUE BRITS: INSIDE THE FOREIGN OFFICE.
BBC Books, London, 1994, first edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0563369558 B&w photographs. "The British Foreign Office is famous, venerable and misunderstood. While its public face is one of grandeur and formality, its inner workings are shroud ed in mystery. Now, for the first time, the Foreign Office has opened its doors to the BBC; in this book, and the television series which it accompanies, we can find out what life is really like for those who represent the UK abroad or serve m i n i s t ers at home. Among the many issues (the author) considers are what diplomats do and how they do it, why it is a difficult job for a woman, how the Foreign Office compares with the other foreign services, and why Britain seems out on a l im b in E ur op e. She looks at diplomats doing work which ranges from negotiating complicated deals in Brussels to visiting drug traffickers in Bangkok and dealing with death in Delhi. Throughout the book (she) captures the heady excitement that ca n go wit h b ein g a diplomat, but shows too how gruelling can be the demands the life makes on diplomats and their families." Two tiny scuffs on front board, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small area of discolorization at top edge of rear boa rd . Dust jac ket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling on rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
98 Emmerson, George S. SCOTLAND THROUGH HER COUNTRY DANCES. 2nd EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
London, Ontario Galt House 1981 0969065302 / 9780969065302 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
191 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Here is Scottish history and Scottish folklore as seen through a tapestry of her country dances and the tunes and the events that have inspired them. The first part of the book presents a history of the Scottish Country Dance in what the late Hugh Foss described as the most concise and lucid account of the subject he had read; a dissertation on the music for Scottish Country Dancing and on such related topics as Highland dress and the Tartan. The second, and major portion of the book, deals with the meaning and significance of, or story behind, the titles of most of the Scottish Country Dances in the R.S.C.D.S. collection. This involves much of the history, social as well as political, folklore and poetry of Scotland." Cigarette odor, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, minor browning in margins of pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, edges of boards, spine; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and flap-fold/edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
99 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
100 Essex Education Committee. John Sargent, Director of Education. SOUTH-EAST SUSSEX TECHNICAL COLLEGE. PROGRAMME OF FULL AND PART TIME ART, COMMERCIAL, DOMESTIC, TECHNICAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES FOR SENIOR STUDENTS TOGETHER WITH PARTICULARS OF THE FULL TIME DAY SCHOOL. SESSION 1937-38.
Dagenham Essex Education Committee 1937 Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
68 pp, 8 1/2" H. Beige paper covers with blue lettering/school crest on front cover, blue lettering/map on rear cover. Floor plans, b&w photographs of students, classrooms/labs. Colour dividers between sections. Contents: General Information; Industrial and Fine Arts; Commerce; Domestic Science; Engineering; Science; Social and Recreative Activities; Day School. Interior - small bump to bottom corner of pages - tiny bump at top corner, staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at corners of covers, small tear at bottom of front hinge - repaired, very light edge wear, light soiling, slight discoloration on front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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NINETEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE IN BRITAIN., Turnor, Reginald.
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