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NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
1 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
2 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
 
 
3 Belasco, David. Inscribed by Belasco. (William Shakespeare.) THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. A COMEDY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AS ARRANGED FOR THE CONTEMPORARY STAGE BY DAVID BELASCO.
Privately Printed, New York, 1922, Ist edition. 
174 pp, small 4to (approx. 10 1/4" H), hard cover (medium blue boards with paper title labels on spine and front board and dark blue 'bee' device at bottom of front board) - no dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER - "TO __________ WITH COR DIAL REGARDS DAVID BELASCO, JANUARY 27, 1930." Title page continues, "and Acted Under His Direction at the Lyceum Theatre, New York with David Warfield in the Character of Shylock, December 21, 1922". Includes preface, chapters titled, 'Concerning Shylock', and 'The Elizabethan Stage', the playbill for the present production, along with 'The David Belasco Stage Arrangement of The Merchant of Venice'. Interior - pages browning lightly a little more on endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of approx. pages 13-33, very light foxing to title page, dedication page, pages 29/30 and the two plates, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, two tiny marks on front board title label, light rubbing - a few small scratches on rear board, area of faint color fading on rear board and on spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling. VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
4 Chandler, David, general editor. Ian Beckett, associate editor. THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994. 
493 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, color plates. "From longbow, pike, and musket to Challenger tanks, from the Napoleonic Wars to the Gulf campaign, the Duke of Marlborough to Field Marshal Montgomery, (this book) recounts the history of the British Army from its medieval antecedents to the present day. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this survey shows how British fighting forces have evolved over the last five centuries. The continuities revealed are sometimes surprising: narrow recruitment patterns, friction between soldiers and civilians, financial constraints and recurrent political pressure for economies are constant themes. Commanders, campaigns, battles, organization, and weaponry are covered in detail within the wider context of the social, economic, and political environment in which armies exist and fight." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling. NF/VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SAILING SHIPS:  THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM.  PART I:  HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II:  CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES.  2 VOLUME SET., Clowes, G.S. Laird.
5 Clowes, G.S. Laird. SAILING SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. PART I: HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II: CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES. 2 VOLUME SET.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1932 Soft Cover Very Good - 
115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of North-Eastern Europe; The English One-Masted Ship; The Introduction of the Three-Masted Ship; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War in the Eighteenth Century; Merchant-Ships in the Eighteenth Century; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Part II Contents: Early Ships, Up to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century; The Introduction of the Three-Master; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War of the Eighteenth Century; "Prisoner-of-War" Models; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Interiors - a few tiny corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light rubbing on covers, a few light wrinkles on spines, surface paper damage (glued) at bottom rear corner of Part II 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LACE FOR DOLLS & DOLLS' HOUSES., Collier, Ann.
6 Collier, Ann. LACE FOR DOLLS & DOLLS' HOUSES.
London B T Batsford 2001 0713480572 / 9780713480573 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pp, 9 3/4" H. Colour photographs, b&w patterns, drawings. "The first chapters show how to make lace for costume dolls - Elizabethan, Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Flapper - which range in size from 6 to 24 inches. In addition to bobbin and needlelace, the book incorporates embroidery techniques such as blackwork and quilting. The projects include lace collars, petticoats, ruffles, sleeves, stoles, fans and edgings. The author then turns to dolls' houses where patterns are provided for specific rooms - the dining room, living room and bedroom. A final chapter on dressing the dolls and making up the costumes is accompanied by pattern pieces which can be traced straight from the page." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MY HISTORY:  A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP., Fraser, Antonia.
7 Fraser, Antonia. MY HISTORY: A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP.
Doubleday Canada 2015 0385685173 / 9780385685177 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
268 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Born Antonia Pakenham (in 1932), the eldest of eight children of the future Lord and Lady Longford, her childhood was spent in Oxford, where her father was a don at Christ Church. Evacuation at the beginning of the war to a romantic Elizabethan manor house nearby was an inspiration for historical imaginings. There were adventures in Anglo-Ireland at Dunsany Castle and Pakenham Hall, each offering her treasured links to the past which became private obsessions. North Oxford wartime life included four years as one of the few girls then admitted to the Dragon School for boys, followed by time at a convent school after her family's conversion to Catholicism. Her father joined the Labour Government in 1945 as a Minister, which provided an odd background for exploits such as working in a Bond Stree hat shop and a season as a self-made debutante. A job in publishing, by a fortunate coincidence, followed Oxford University and the book ends with the publishing of 'Mary Queen of Scots', which became a worldwide bestseller - to general amazement (including the author's). This magical memoir, told with inimitable humour and style, will take many readers back to their own discovery of History. It is an unforgettable account of one person's journey towards becoming a writer - and a historian." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning at bottom edge of boards, small very light soiling mark on front board, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE:  MACBETH.  A TUTOR TEXT., Frieman, Ruth.  (William Shakespeare.)
8 Frieman, Ruth. (William Shakespeare.) UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH. A TUTOR TEXT.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
189 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)he reader is guided by Ruth Frieman's clear and penetrating explanations into the rich complexities of meaning, imagery, and characterization of 'Macbeth' - and gains a deeper understanding of the greatest playwright in English Literature. Macbeth as obedient husband, fearful and indecisive conspirator, calculating murderer, and finally as the haunted man who faces death with courage - all sides of this complex protagonist are revealed as the author traces Macbeth's steady movement towards his inexorable destiny in one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies. Featuring a helpful, introductory historical background on the Elizabethan theatre and Shakespeare's life, the 'Macbeth' TutorText will be an invaluable aid to high school English students and to all who seek a deeper comprehension of the famous Bard. (Includes a) line-by-line discussion of the text. (Miss Frieman's) lucid analysis bridges the gap between the obscure words and archaic idioms of the 16th century and the language of the 20th century, and she accompanies the text with discussions of the nature of tragedy and the tragic hero, Shakespeare's use of prose and poetry, the relationship between rhythm, rhyme, and meter, the effects of metaphor, and the use of dramatic and stage devices." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to top of text block, slight bump to top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SIR THOMAS STUCLEY c. 1525 - 1578.  TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY.  THE ROGUES GALLERY NUMBER FOUR., Izon, John.  (Sir Thomas Stucley.)
9 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
 
 
WESTWARD HO!, Kingsley, Charles.
10 Kingsley, Charles. WESTWARD HO!
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good+ G.C. Hindley. 
638 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. Set in the times of Elizabeth I, and loosely based on the adventures of the privateer, Amyas Preston (here renamed Amyas Leigh), the novel follows the privateers' adventures along the coast of Venezuela in search of gold and their return to England at the time of the Spanish Armada. Very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light toning to pages, very minor edge wear. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, crease along top panel, separation at top/bottom rear edges and partially on one bottom side edge, light rubbing/tiny scuffs to panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Peter Beauchamp, Hazel Hunt, June D Troy, Peter Razzell, Peter Wilson Coldham.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. JUNE 1998. VOL. 26 NO. 2. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1998. 
Paging runs 41 - 80 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The Queen's Peace: Lawmen officiating in the control of itinerants in Elizabethan England; The Dorcas Society: Religion, philanthropy and community - the interrelationshi ps in a Dorset fishing village in the 1880s; Ephemera - the Editor's jottings; Federation News; What a difference a date makes; Same-name children - alive or dead?; Notes and news insert; Felons transported to America; Correspondence; Deat h s ; B o o k r eviews; Readers' queries; Library update; Additions to the library and documents collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear/wrinkling, one very small corner crease. V er y Go o d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE PATH TO THE THRONE.  A BIOGRAPHY OF THE PRINCESS WHO WAS CROWNED QUEEN ELIZABETH THE FIRST OF ENGLAND., Lethbridge, Peter.
12 Lethbridge, Peter. THE PATH TO THE THRONE. A BIOGRAPHY OF THE PRINCESS WHO WAS CROWNED QUEEN ELIZABETH THE FIRST OF ENGLAND.
World's Work, Tadworth, 1969. 
240 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "(A) biography of the Lady Elizabeth up to the time of her accession as Queen Elizabeth I. It portrays her as the talented and witty girl she undoubtedly was, whose steadiness in the face of threats and imprisonment in the Tower enabled her to out-wit those scheming against her. In describing the princess's early life, (the author) shows how she acquired the qualities which were to win the affection and respect of her subjects and w hich were to inspire Englishmen in her time and ours. (He) has included, as an appendix, a list of places where the reader may persue his own research into Elizabethan history." Two monor bumps at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge w e a r / w r i nkling, light rubbing, one very small tear with creases archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH HOUSE:  FROM PRIMITIVE TIMES TO THE VICTORIAN PERIOD., Lloyd, Nathaniel.
13 Lloyd, Nathaniel. A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH HOUSE: FROM PRIMITIVE TIMES TO THE VICTORIAN PERIOD.
Omega, Ware, 1985, reprint. 
487 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1850070776 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, floor plans, drawings. "(This) reissue is prompted by the growth in general interest in historic buildings, for there is no work that prov ides such a complete record in text, pictures, plans and drawings of the whole development of English domestic architecture. Indeed, its value to scholars is literally unique, for Nathaniel Lloyd, who devoted a lifetime to its compilation, w a s a b l e to record many buildings which have either disappeared or been altered out of recognition. The book is divided into two parts. The first part consists of text which begins by tracing the development of the house from primitive tim e s to t h e No rm an period and, thereafter, devotes a chapter to each succeeding century. In the second part the same development is described in pictures, nearly nine hundred in number, which are grouped into sections under the headings of ext er io rs, en tr an ces , w ind ows, chimneys, interiors, wall treatment, ceilings, fireplaces, staircases, metalwork, etc. The arrangement of the illustrations allows the reader to study the chronological development of any one feature. When writ ing , t he a utho r c ons ider ed n ot o nly the professional architect (who will find it an invaluable source of reference, particularly in relation to conservation work) but also the general reader who, in the author's words, 'finds architecture a n at trac tive subje ct, but so so mplex as t o be difficult to grasp'. Those who want to know more about identifying features and construction methods of the various periods of English architecture will find this book an unrivalled guide to the r eward ing p astim e of l ooki ng i ntelli gently at ou r architectural heritage." Four pages with small crease at top corner, one page with small area of creasing and tiny tear at top corner. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/V ery Go od+ 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE., Mark Girouard.
14 Mark Girouard. ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1983 0300031343 / 9780300031348 Updated edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
328 pp, 10 3/8" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, architectural drawings. "(B)egins with the general history of Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture and the ideas behind it. Girouard then describes the buildings that can be connected with Robert Smythson and his architect son and grandson, discussing their design and decoration, as well as the personalities who commissioned them. The Smythson patrons come vividly to life; the irascible Sir John Thynne, the neurotic classicist and industrial tycoon Sir Francis Willoughby, the conscientious and harassed Earl of Shrewsbury, and, above all, three generations of the Cavendish family - the formidable Bess of Hardwick, Sir Charles Cavendish with his curious taste for sham castles, and the cavalier Duke of Newcastle with his passion for horses and the haute-ecole." Contents: Introduction; Longleat; Wardour & Wollaton; Worksop & Related Houses; Hardwick; Robert Smythson: The Later Houses; Bolsover Castle & the Revival of Chivalry; The Buildings of John Smythson; Robert Smythson: A Summing Up; Appendix I. The Letters from Smythson & Maynard to Thynne; Appendix II. The Building Chronology of Bolsover Castle; Appendix III. The Smythson Family Tree & the Later Smythsons; Notes to the Text; List of Illustrations; Index of Names and Place; Subject Index. Large gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate title page, very light edge wear, two small corner creases, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease at top edge of rear panel, light rubbing and faint writing/line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WARRIORS & WARLORDS: THE ART OF ANGUS McBRIDE., McBride, Angus.  Foreword by Martin Windrow.
15 McBride, Angus. Foreword by Martin Windrow. WARRIORS & WARLORDS: THE ART OF ANGUS McBRIDE.
Osprey, Oxford, 2002, first edition. 
144 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1841766402 Profusely illustrated in colour. "Angus McBride is one of the world's most popular historical illustrators, who has won international respect and accolade for his vivid paintings of figures and events, real and imagined. He has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles over the past three decades. This book is a journey through some of Angus' best artwork, depicting history's most fearsome warriors, from Gladiators t o P i r ates to Zulus. Battle dress and arms are shown in unrivalled detail and brought to life in vivid scenes of fighting, pillaging and carousing." Light edge wear, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards, small scuff/bump at top edge of r ea r b oa rd , barcode label indent on rear pastedown, small ink circle on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, plastic barcode label on inside of rear flap, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1" tear with creases at top of re ar p ane l ( ar chivally taped). Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  JUNE, 1959.  VOL. XXXVII.  NO. 150., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major P.E. Abbott, Sir Patrick Cadell, R.Scurfield, W.Y. Carman, Major A.F. Flatow, Major S.H.F. Johnston, Major G. Tylden, Major A. McK. Annand, Carson I.A. Ritchie, H.G. Tibbutt, et al.)
16 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major P.E. Abbott, Sir Patrick Cadell, R.Scurfield, W.Y. Carman, Major A.F. Flatow, Major S.H.F. Johnston, Major G. Tylden, Major A. McK. Annand, Carson I.A. Ritchie, H.G. Tibbutt, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. JUNE, 1959. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 150.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1959. 
Paging runs 47 - 94, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 b&w map, 1 page b&w drawings (pistols). Contents include: An Officer, Royal Artillery, c. 1792; The Autobiography of an Indian Soldier; Two British Pe rcussion Pistols; A Colour-Sergeant, Royal Regiment of Artillery, c. 1846; Crimean Photographs of the 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment; Letters of Samuel Noyes, Chaplain of The Royal Scots, 1703-4; The Third Kaffir War, 1799-1803; Sevastopol afte r i t s C a p ture, 1855; Wandering Elizabethan Soldiers in Hertford. / Notes: The Civil War Letter-Books of Sir Samuel Luke; Royal Bristol Volunteers; etc. Museum Supplement No. 39 June, 1959 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, other wi s e cl ea n a nd t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, corner crease on rear cover, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CREATURE IN THE MAP:  A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO., Nicholl, Charles.
17 Nicholl, Charles. THE CREATURE IN THE MAP: A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO.
New York William Morrow 1995 0688146007 / 9780688146009 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
398 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "In May 1595, a hundred Englishmen - 'gentlemen, soldiers, rowers, boat-keepers, boys, and of all sorts' - rowed up a river in South America in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado. They were led by Sir Walter Ralegh, forty years old, ready to hazard his fading reputation on this doomed gamble. Four hundred years later Charles Nicholl follows their trail into the strange terrain of this enduring international obsession. The journey begins with Ralegh's curious 'charte' in the British Museum and leads through the labyrinthine delta of the Orinoco River and up into the rugged Guiana highlands of southern Venezuela, the setting of Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'. A night with a Warao tobacco shaman, an encounter with the jungle-hermit Laime, bush pilot Jimmy Angel's stories of earlier days, life in the shantytowns of the region's gold diggers - these color and deepen the book's intense recollection of that original Elizabethan expedition. In this vivid reconstruction, Nicholls blends historical scholarship with idiosyncratic reportage in a unique and fascinating mix." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, slight fading to some of the spine and front hinge colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KENILWORTH, Scott, Walter, Sir.
18 Scott, Walter, Sir. KENILWORTH
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - C.J. Stanliland. 
498 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, is married to Amy Robsart, but his ambition to rise at Queen Elizabeth's court causes him to keep the marriage secret. Plots abound and in the end, Amy is murdered while Dudley entertains the Queen at Kenilworth Castle. Previous owner's name, date (1924) and a small number in ink on a preliminary page; small business stamp at bottom of half-title page; light browning to pages; moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; minor edge wear; light fading to spine colour; a few very light scuffs on rear cover. Slipcase has light edge wear - more at corners, light rubbing, bottom of rear panel has a crease and is concave. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH ARCHITECTS AND CRAFTSMEN:  A SURVEY OF TASTE, DESIGN, AND STYLE DURING THREE CENTURIES, 1600 TO 1830., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
19 Sitwell, Sacheverell. BRITISH ARCHITECTS AND CRAFTSMEN: A SURVEY OF TASTE, DESIGN, AND STYLE DURING THREE CENTURIES, 1600 TO 1830.
London B.T. Batsford 1947 Third Edition with Revisions. Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
196 pp, 8 7/8" H, red cloth with gild lettering/banding on spine, top edge red. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions and some colour plates, including frontispiece. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgment; Introduction; Elizabethan and Jacobean Building; Inigo Jones; Sir Christopher Wren; The Craftsmen; Sir John Vanbrugh; Hawksmoor and the Baroque; Gibbs and the Rococo; Kent and the Palladians; Adam; Non-Adam; The Regency; Index. "(T)he British Architects and Craftsmen are related here to the general European background and tradition. Wren, Vanbrugh, Kent - to name three instances - take their places as figures in the European Renaissance. Then again, the inclusion of craftsmen - of clockmakers and silversmiths, of bookbinding and tapestries - is something never before attempted upon this comprehensive scale. (T)he reader may as well accompany Mr. Sitwell upon a tour of Georgian Dublin, to an old shop in Spitalfields, to the Assembly Room at Shrewsbury, to Hardwick Hall, to the City Churches, to an old almshouse, or to the village of Great Tew." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump on front board, very light rubbing and a very small stain on each board, very light edge and corner wear. Dust jacket has heavy browning at top edge, small edge tears and chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MAPS THAT MADE HISTORY:  THE INFLUENTIAL, THE ECCENTRIC AND THE SUBLIME., Smart, Lez.
20 Smart, Lez. MAPS THAT MADE HISTORY: THE INFLUENTIAL, THE ECCENTRIC AND THE SUBLIME.
Kew, Richmond National Archives 2004 1903365643 / 9781903365649 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
191 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with maps, battle plans, photographs, reproductions. "Here we present 25 glorious examples (of maps), reproduced large-scale with magnified details. This thought-provoking collection features maps that record major and minor events; maps that have influenced and inspired; even maps that have deceived. Each gives a fascinating insight into the times in which it was created. Lez Smart tells the story behind each map and reflects on what it reveals about its makers and users, from the early cartographers to the Elizabethan explorers to the soldiers of the Second World War. Join him on a journey across time and territory to encounter: the location of Noah's Ark and El Dorado; the spa 'holiday resorts' strung across the Roman Empire; human sacrifice in the sacred precinct at Tenochtitlan; the catastrophic battle that led to the banning of Scottish tartan; the ghost stations of the London Underground; Polar bears in Antarctica, 'gyants' in Virginia, and the first European sighting of a kangaroo." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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