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"THE CITIES OF THE EASTERN ROMAN PROVINCES" by A. H. M. Jones.  1937.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers, published by Oxford University Press in 1937. Dimensions: 25.5cm x 17cm approx.

A large volume covering Thrace, Asia, Lycia, The Gauls, Cilicia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Cyprus and much more. With 6 fold-out maps.

576 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Spine beginning to crack at title page.  Internal pages good with just slight yellowing and some minor edge wear.  Binding tight.

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"GREEK IDEALS & MODERN LIFE" by Sir. R. W. Livingstone.  1936.

Hardcover Second Edition in green cloth covers, published by Oxford University Press in 1936. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

"The substance of this book was delivered as lectures on the Charles Martin Foundation at Oberlin College, Ohio." In six main parts: "The Growing Influence of Hellenism", "Greek Humanism", "Humanism in Politics and Economy", "The Age of Plato; an Analogy", and "Christianity and Hellenism".

175 pages.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good with just slight yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"SOLON & CROESUS & Other Greek Essays" by Alfred Zimmern.  1928.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers, published by Oxford University Press in 1928. Dimensions: 23cm x 15cm approx.

6 essays on Greek history which are as follow: "History as an Art", "he Study of Greek History", "Thucydides the Imperialist", Two essays entitled "Was Greek Civilization based on Slave Labour?", and "Suggestions towards a Political Economy of the Greek City-State".

199 un-trimmed pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Boards very slightly warped.  Internal pages good with just slight yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"GREEK SOCIAL LIFE" by F. A. Wright.  1925.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers, published by J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd, London in 1925. Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

An interesting volume on Greek history covering "The Homeric Age", "Early Greece and Ionia", "Athens in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries", "The Attic Orators", "The Alexandrian Age", and "Greece under the Romans".

246 pages.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Bookplate to front paste-down.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"GREECE" by M. A. Hamilton.  1926.

Hardcover First Edition in beige cloth covers, published by Oxford University Press in 1926. Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

A useful introduction to Greek history "Illustrated from the Country, the Monuments, and Authors by B.A. & J.J."

250 pages with numerous black and white plates (both full-page and in the text).

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-library copy with normal library markings.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Spine cracked at front hinge.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"STUDIES IN ANCIENT GREEK SOCIETY - The Prehistoric Aegean" by George Thomson.  1949.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers, published by Lawrence & Wishart, London in 1949. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting volume on Greek history. Split into five main parts: "Kinship", "Matriarchy", "Communism", "The Heroic Age", and "Homer".

622 pages with a number of black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-library copy with normal library markings that has been rebound for library use.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and a few minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"LIFE AND DEATH IN THE BRONZE AGE - An Archaeologist's Field-Work" by Sir Cyril Fox.  1959.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers, published by Routledge and Kegan Paul, London in 1959. Dimensions: 25.5cm x 20cm approx.

An extremely interesting volume showing the diverse range of information - ceremonial, cultural, technical, economic, or geographhic - that Bronze age barrow excavation can yield. The book looks in detail at a number of barrow excavations - mainly in Wales.

193 pages with numerous black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Good.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"AMERICA AND BRITAIN: A MUTUAL INTRODUCTION - With Special Reference to the British Empire"  by Maurice Colbourne.  1943.

Hardcover First Edition in printed cream cloth covers, published by J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd, London in 1943.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

An unusual volume that "aims at enabling Americans and Britons to understand each other better." Clearly aimed at bettering relations between Britons and Americans whilst the US had such a large prescence in the UK during WWII.

230 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Boards very slightly warped.  Internal pages good with some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"THE BLACK DEATH 1347" by George Deaux.  1969.

Hardcover First Edition in grey cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hamish Hamilton, London in 1969.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

A fascinating book on one of the worst single disasters to affect mankind. This comprehensive volume looks at the events and the after effects of the Black Death that affected every country in the western world.

229 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Good.  Dustcover has some wear/rubbing and a small closed tear to the rear.  Some wear/rubbing to cloth covers.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"EUROPE'S DISCOVERY OF SOUTH AFRICA" by The Rev. Sidney R. Welch.  c.1935.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers, published by Juta & Co, Ltd, Cape Town. The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1935.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

A facinating and comprehensive study of the early European discovery of South Africa.

365 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Spine cracked at front hinge.  Corners slightly bumped.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"THE ADMINISTRATION OF NORMANDY UNDER SAINT LOUIS" by Joseph Reese Strayer.  1932.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers, published by The Mediaeval Academy of America, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1932.  Dimensions: 26.5cm x 17.5cm approx.

An interesting study of Normandy in the thirteenth century. Covers numerous areas including: The Duchy, The Administration of Justice, The Financial System, Knight Service, The Administration of the Forests and much more.

133 pages.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-library copy with just a bookplate to the front paste-down and a barcode to the rear endpaper.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Corners slightly bumped.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"NOAH'S FLOOD - The Genesis Story in Western Thought" by Norman Cohn.  1996.

Hardcover First Edition in blue hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Yale University Press in 1996.  Dimensions: 25.5cm x 18cm approx.

A comprehensive and compellingly narrated look at the history of the biblical tale of Noah and the Flood. Looks at the origins of the story and includes intriguing accounts of the scholars and theologians who endorsed or rejected the Flood story.

154 pages with numerous colour and black and white plates.

Condition:  Good.  Dustcover has some wear/rubbing and marking and a closed tear to the spine.  Hardcovers good.  Internal pages good with just slight yellowing to the edges.  Binding tight.

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"YEARS OF VICTORY 1802-1812"  by Arthur Bryant. 1944.

Hardcover First Edition in burgundy cloth cover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Collins, London in 1944.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx.

The follow-up volume to "The Years of Endurance 1793-1802", this provides a comprehensive coverage of British history during the period between 1802 and 1812.  A classic history volume.

499 pages.

Condition:  Good.  Dustcover has a fair bit of wear/fading/rubbing.  Some wear/rubbing to cloth covers.  Internal pages very good.   Binding tight.

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"EUROPE - A History" by Norman Davies.  1996.

Hardcover Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Oxford University Press in 1996.  Dimensions: 24.5cm x 16.5cm approx.

A large and extremely comprehensive book covering the whole of European history in one volume ! "From the Ice Age to the Cold War, from Reykjavik to the Volga, from Minos to Margaret Thatcher, Norman Davies here tells the entire history of Europe in one single volume."

The cover states "In its range and ambition, its original structure and glittering style, Norman Davies's Europe represents one of the most important and illuminating history books ever to be published by Oxford." High praise indeed !!

1,365 pages with a number of black and white plates. Original R.R.P. £25.00.

Condition:  Very Good.  Some wear/rubbing to dustcover.  Hardcover good.  Internal pages very good with just a slight pen mark to the page face when closed.  Binding tight.

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"THE EARLY PLANTAGENETS" by Right Rev. William Stubbs.  1903.

Hardback First Edition (Eleventh impression) in brown cloth covers, published by Longmans, Green & Co, London in 1903 as part of their "Epochs of Modern History" series.  Dimensions: 16cm x 11cm approx.

A small volume but provides a fairly comprehensive look at the Early Plantagenets.

286 pages with 2 fold-out coloured maps.

Condition:  Reasonable.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and a few minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"THE REPUBLICAN TRADITION IN EUROPE" by H. A. L. Fisher.  1911.

Hardback First Edition in red cloth  covers, published by Methuen & Co, Ltd, London in 1911.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 14cm approx.

An interesting book on the role of the Republic in European history from ancient times to the end of the 19th Century. The book was developed from a series of lectures by the author at the Lowell Institute, Harvard.

305 pages plus publishers advertisements.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers (spine in particular).  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and coming away from binding.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good with some edge wear.  Binding tight.

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"WINGING WESTWARD"  by Joy Burden. 1974.

Hardcover First Edition in blue hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Robert Wall Books, Bath in 1974.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx. Signed to front free endpaper "Joy Burden".

An interesting volume which charts the history of the Dickinson family of Kingweston in mid-Somerset.  It follows the lives of a succession of Caleb Dickinsons from 1745 onwards to the last Caleb in 1941 as well as looking at the family's earlier history.  The family had links with Eton school, Millfield school and the scene shifts from Somerset to Bristol, the U.S.A., the West Indies and Ireland.  Interesting from a social history, local history and semi-autobiographical point of view.

169 pages with a number of black and white photographs..

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Dustcover has some wear/rubbing and some minor damage.  Some wear/rubbing to cloth covers.  Internal pages good.   Binding tight.

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"THE HISTORY OF ROMAN" Volume II by Theodor Mommsen.  1886.

Hardcover First Editions in burgundy cloth covers, published by Richard Bentley and Son, London in 1886.  Dimensions: 23cm x 16cm approx. Please note that this is volume II only of a II volume set.

Part II of a comprehensive and extremely interesting work covering all aspects of the history of Rome. Translated from the German by William P. Dickson.

366 pages with fold-out maps to the rear.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers (spine in particular).  Spine cracked at font and rear hinges.  Slight damage to front free endpapers where library labels have been removed.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"RETURN TO ALBION - AMERICANS IN ENGLAND 1760-1940"  by Richard Kenin.  1979.

Hardcover First Edition in brown hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York for the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution in 1979.  Dimensions: 25cm x 19cm approx.

A richly illustrated and highly entertaining account of American expatriots who, over a span of almost two centuries, lived in and left an indelible mark on England.  Includes such personalities as James McNeill Whistler, Henry James, John James Audubon, T. S. Eliot and Robert Fulton.

288 pages with a large number of black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:  Very Good.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to dustcover (which also has couple of small tears).  Hardcovers good.  Internal pages very good.   Binding tight.

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"BOROUGH SEALS OF THE GOTHIC PERIOD - A Series of Examples, Illustrating the Nature of their Design and Artistic Value, Selected, Introduced, and Described"  by Gale Pedrick.  1904.

Hardcover First Edition in blue paper covered board covers with vellum spine, published by J. M. Dent & Co, London in 1904.  Dimensions: 26cm x 19.5cm approx.

An extremely interesting and scarce volume, published by subscription and containing a list of the original subscribers.  Details examples of seals from numerous English towns during the Gothic Period.  Also includes a letter from the author to Walter Crane (a subscriber) discussing this new publication and a prospectus for it intended for subscibers.

c.200 untrimmed pages which includes 50 full-page photographic plates to the rear.

Condition:  Quite Good for its age.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to the covers, vellum spine covering quite sunned.  Spine is glued rather than bound and the glue is now quite brittle.  Internal pages good with some yellowing to the edges and some minor foxing/marking.  Binding quite tight.  Really requires re-glueing after which it would be a good copy.

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"THE END OF THE ANCIENT WORLD AND THE BEGINNINGS OF THE MIDDLE AGES" by Ferdinand Lot.  1953.

Hardcover First Edition (First Re-print) in green cloth cover, published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ltd, London in 1953.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx.

A comprehensive look at then transition between the Ancient world and the start of the Middle Ages. The volume is split into three main sections: "The Crisis of the Third Century and the Restoration of the Empire", "The Downfall", and "After the Downfall". The period covered (roughly) is 200 to 1,000 A.D.

454 pages.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Has been re-bound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good with just a slight ripple and some light pencil markings.  Binding tight.

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"GALLUS - or Roman Scenes at the Time of Augustus" by Rev. Professor W. A. Becker, translated by the Rev. Frederick Metcalfe.  1888.

Hardcover Ninth Edition in red calf cover embossed with Halleybury College coat of arms, published by Longmans, Green, & Co, London in 1888.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

A rather nice edition of this interesting work. Covers the Roman Family, the Roman House, Studies and Letters, The Journey, The Villa, Lycoris, Baths and Gymnastics, Dress, The Banquet, The Drinkers, The Catastrophe, and The Grave.

535 pages.

Condition:  Good. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. Some wear/rubbing to covers. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"MACEDONIAN IMPERIALISM and the Hellenization of the East" by Pierre Jouget.  1928.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Ltd, London in 1928.  Dimensions: 24.5cm x 16cm approx.

An extremely interesting volume in four parts: Alenxander's Conquests, The Dismemberment of the Empire, The Rivalry of the Powers, and The Hellenization of the East.

440 pages with 7 black and white plates, 4 maps, and a plan.

Condition:  A bit tatty.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Boards slightly warped.  Corners bumped.  Spine cracked at title page and getting a bit brittle.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing.  Binding fairly tight.

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"THE AGE OF PERICLES - A History of the Politics and Arts of Greece"  by William Watkiss Lloyd. 1875.

2 x Uniform Hardcover Editions in full calf covers, published by Macmillan and Co, London in 1875.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

A rather nice history of Ancient Greece and the age of Pericles. Covers the period from the Persian to the Peloponnesian War

806 pages in total.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copies with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spines cracked front and rear hinges.  Internal pages good with just some foxing to the preliminary pages.   Bindings tight.

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"DEMOCRATIC IDEALS AND REALITY - A Study in the Politics of Reconstruction" by H. J. Mackinder.  1919.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover, published by Constable and Company, Ltd, London in 1919.  Dimensions: 20cm x 13.5cm approx.

An interesting book that expands on ideas put forward by the author prior to WWI and expanded in the light of it. 

272 hand-cut pages with numerous black and white maps.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good with some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"ALEXANDER'S EMPIRE" by John Pentland Mahaffy.  1890.

Hardcover Fifth Edition in illustrated green cloth cover, published by T. Fisher Unwin, London in 1890 as part of their "The Story of the Nations" series.  Dimensions: 20.5cm x 14cm approx.

The history of Alexander's great Empire - "how they rapidly gained and lost their independence, and finally were absorbed into the dominions of Rome."

323 pages with numerous black and white plates and fold-out maps.

Condition:  A bit tatty.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and slightly skewed.  Internal pages reasonably good with some foxing throughout.  Binding tight.

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"MEDITERRANEAN PROBLEMS" by Gordon East.  1943.

Hardcover First Edition (Third Re-print) in blue cloth covers, published by Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd, London in 1943.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

An interesting volume that gives a good overview of the Mediterannean in relation to a number of European powers including Britain, Italy, and France and updated to include problems up to the Second World War.

228 pages with a number of black and white maps.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"THE PEOPLE OF ARISTOPHANES - A Sociology of Old Attic Comedy" by Victor Ehrenberg.  1943.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers, published by Basil Blackwell, Oxford in 1943.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15cm approx.

"This book is an attempt to give a historical and sociological account of Athenian life, based on, and illustrated by, one kind of literature in particular, namely Old Attic Comedy."

A very scarce volume.

320 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and a very slight ripple to pages.  Binding tight.

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"THE FRANCO-GERMAN WAR INDEMNITY & ITS ECONOMIC RESULTS" by Horace Handley O'Farrell.  1913.

Softcover First Edition in printed card covers, published by Harrison & Sons, London for the Garton Foundation in 1913.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14cm approx.

In the context of the time it was published (just before the start of World War I) this is a fascinating little volume that looks at one of the factors that led to the War. Foreword by Viscount Esher.

A very scarce publication. This copy also has a letterhead in the name of the Garton Foundation with the typed sentence "With the Secretary's Compliments".

80 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing and some light pencil marking.  Binding tight.

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"ROYAL LETTERS ADDRESSED TO OXFORD AND NOW EXISTING IN THE CITY ARCHIVES" Transcribed by Octavius Ogle.  1892.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth covers, published by James Parker & Co, Oxford in 1892.  Dimensions: 25cm x 17cm approx.

A fascinating volume for anybody interested in the history of Oxford. Looks at the City's history from a unique perspective. Includes a preface by The Lord Bishop of Oxford.

388 pages with 4 facsimile documents that fold out.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"AEGEAN CIVILIZATIONS" Edited by Sir Henry Lunn.  1929.

Hardcover Fourth Edition in green cloth covers, published by The Epworth Press, London in 1929.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

"The following volume has been compiled from the pre-war "Proceedings of the Hellenic Travellers Club" and consists of lectures delivered during the Club cruises 1910-1912 inclusive." Includes chapters on "Debate on the Imperialism of Athens and her Downfall", "The Isles of Greece", "Olympia", "Troy", Rhodes and the Knights of St. John" and much more.

258 pages.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"CHAPTERS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY" 2 Vols by William Samuel Lilly.  1886.

2 x Uniform Hardcover First Editions in red cloth covers, published by Chapman and Hall, Ltd, London in 1886.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15.5cm approx.

A rather nice set of this well-known history. Also contains an "Introductory dialogue on The Philosophy of History". Chapters are as follow: "What Can History Teach Us?", "The Christian Revolution", "The Turning-Point of The Middle Ages", "Medieval Spiritualism", "The Renaissance and Liberty", "The Prophet of the Renaissance", "The Eighteenth Century", "The Pirnciples of '89", and "The Age of Balzac".

642 hand-cut pages plus publishers advertisements.

Each volume has an armorial bookplate to the front paste-down in the name of Charles Awdry and a library plate to the front free endpaper stating "Presented in Memory of R. W. Awdry, Esq., C.B.E., of Wiltshire, 1949."

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copies with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Spines beginning to crack at front and rear hinges.  Internal pages good with some very minor foxing and a few very minor marks.  Bindings tight.

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"CONFLICTS - Studies in Contemporary History" by L. B. Namier.  1942.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Macmillan & Co, Ltd, London in 1942.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx.

An interesting collection of essays (most of which were written after the outbreak of the Second World War). The subjects include "The German International", "Hitler's War", "1812 and 1941", "The Jews", "Two Books on Eastern Europe", and much more.

223 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"GREEK BYWAYS"  by T. R. Glover. 1932.

Hardcover First Edition in one third green calf and blue cloth cover, published by Cambridge University Press in 1932.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

A collection of 13 essays on Greece and the Ancient Greeks. Chapter headings are: "The Greek on the Sea", "Diet in History", "Metallurgy and Democracy", "The Wandering Greek", "The Boy and the Theorist", "Curiosities of Natural History", "The Manners of a Gentleman", "The Antiquaries", "Foreign Gods", "Strabo - the Greek in the World of Caesar", "The Daemon Environment", "The Study of Ancient History", and "The Vitality of Greece".

319 pages.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-Library copy with nromal library markings.  Has probably been re-bound for library use.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with a few very minor marks.   Binding tight.

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"CISALPINE GAUL - Social and Economic History from 49 B.C. to the Death of Trajan" by G. E. F. Chilver.  1941.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers, published by Oxford University Press in 1941.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16.5cm approx.

An extremely interesting volume on the Roman province in North Italy. Looks in some detail at The Augustan Settlement, Communications, Population, Military Service, Agriculture, Industry, Religion, and more.

235 pages with fold-out map to the rear.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"ENGLISHMEN AT REST AND PLAY - Some Phases of English Leisure 1558-1714" by Members of Wadham College & Edited by Reginald Lennard.  1931.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Oxford University Press in 1931.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx.

An unusual look at the leisure hours of the English between the accession of Queen Elizabeth and the death of Queen Anne.

248 pages with 7 black and white plates.

Condition:  A bit tatty.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Has been re-bound for library use.  Spine skewed.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages have at some time (probably before being re-bound) been affected by damp.  Pages from the front free endpaper to the end of the preface have a damp mark. All pages have a ripple and there are further damp marks sporadically through the book. The text is complete as are the plates.  Binding tight.

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"THE GREEK VIEW OF LIFE" by G. Lowes Dickinson.  1898.

Hardcover Second Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Methuen & Co, London in 1898.  Dimensions: 18.5cm x 13cm approx.

Intended as "a general introduction to Greek literature and thought, for those, primarily, who do not know Greek." The volume covers Religion, the State, the Individual, and Art in Ancient Greece.

236 pages plus publishers advertisements. Inscription in the name of J. L. Sager.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Corners bumped.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and a couple of places internally.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and a slight ripple.  Binding fairly tight.

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"THE DAYS OF ALKIBIADES" by C. E. Robinson.  1925.

Hardcover Third Edition in brown cloth cover, published by Edward Arnold & Co, London in 1925.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

A rather facinating volume that looks in some detail at the period of Greek history covered by the life of Alkibiades - mainly that of the Peloponesian War.

301 hand-cut pages with 19 black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Corners bumped.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges.  Internal pages good with a few minor marks and some foxing mainly to preliminary pages.  Binding quite tight.

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"GREECE AND ROME" by W. H. Boulton.  c.1920.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth cover, published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co, Ltd, London as part of their "Ancient Lands and Bible" series.  The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1920.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

An interesting volume on the histories of the Greek and Roman Empires.

198 pages with 8 black and white plates.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"IN THE STEPS OF THE NORMANS AND PLANTAGENETS" by Leighton Houghton.  c.1930.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth cover, published by Rich and Cowan, London.  The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1930 though it could be a bit earlier.  Dimensions: 18.5cm x 12.5cm approx.

Described as "A journey round the British Isles in search of the Church of the Middle Ages."

256 pages with a number of sepia plates.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Has been re-bound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Slight lean to the spine.  Internal pages good with a few taped repairs to the gutters.  Binding tight.

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"MR. W. & I - Being the Authentic Diary of Caroline Le Roy Webster During a Famous Journey with the Hon. Daniel Webster to Great Britain and the Continent in the Year 1839" With an introduction by Claude M. Fuess. 1949.

Hardcover First Edition in green hardcover, published by Nicholson & Watson, London in 1949.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

A rather interesting autobiographical account of this 19th Century journey from the United States, where Daniel Webster was, in fact, Senator Webster. Written in the form of a diary.

240 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to hardcover.  Spine cracked at page 162.  Internal pages good with just slight yellowing.  Very slight lean to spine.  Binding tight.

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"FRANCE IS DIVIDED - La Seconde Patrie" by Jean Dorgot.  1945.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Frederick Muller, Ltd, London in 1945.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 12.5cm approx.

A rather interesting look at France at the end of World War II. The "divide" of the title refers to what the author calls the "official France of 'Pere Petain' and the true France of the Resistance."

238 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"AN EXPOSITION OF EMPIRE" by C. E. Carrington.  1947.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Cambridge University Press in 1947 as part of the "Current Problems" series.  Dimensions: 18cm x 11cm approx.

An interesting little volume that looks at a number of problems facing the Commonwealth and its dependencies at the time including: "What is the British Empire?", "Colonial Reform", "India and Africa", "Anti-Imperialism", "Dominion Status" and more.

140 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"HELLENIC STUDIES"  by Stanley Casson. 1920.

Hardcover First Edition in brown board cover, published by Elkin Mathews, London in 1920.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14.5cm approx.

A scarce and interesting volume by the author of "Ancient Greece - A Study". The book is actually a series of essays written by Casson between 1913 and 1914. It is actually dedicated to those he knew who died in World War I. The essays are entitled: "Hymettos", "Sacred to Pan and the Nymphs", "Kings of the Sail", "The Cyclades", "L'exaltation de la Fleur", and "A Cult of Athena".

117 un-trimmed pages with seven black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Boards very slightly warped.  Internal pages good.   Binding tight.

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"THE EUROPEAN COMMONWEALTH - Problems Historical and Diplomatic"  by J. A. R. Marriott.  1918.

Hardcover First Edition in burgundy cloth cover, published by Oxford University Press in 1918.  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 15.5cm approx.

A rather interesting collection of essays that have an "underlying unity....in the problem presented to Europe by the evolution of the Nation-State and the working of the influential though elusive principle of nationality." Almost all the essays were written after the outbreak of World War I and the book provides a great insight into the problems faced throughout Europe during this hugely significant time.

The volume is arranged in chapters that deal with subjects such as "A Chapter of English Diplomacy", "World Politics: A New Orientation of History", "The Problem of Small Nations and Big States", "The Problem of Poland" and many more.

370 un-trimmed pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine cracked front and rear hinges.  Internal pages good with just some light yellowing and a few minor marks.   Binding fairly tight.

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"IN THE MARGIN OF HISTORY"  by L. B. Namier. 1939.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Macmillan & Co, London in 1939.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14.5cm approx.

A rather interesting collection of essays on "Modern History" subjects. The essays are collected under 6 subject headings: "Foreign Affairs", "Judaica", "Under the Georges", "Napoleon", "Men Who Floundered into the War", and "T. E. Lawrence".

304 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine cracked at front hinge.  Internal pages good with just a few minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"THE STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN PRIOR TO 1848 - A Study in Anglo-French Relations"  by James Edgar Swain.  1933.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by The Stratford Company, Boston, Massachusetts in 1933.  Dimensions: 23cm x 16cm approx.

An interesting study of the struggle between Britain and France for control of the Mediterranean between the 16th Century and 1850.

152 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Boards very slightly warped.  Internal pages good.   Binding tight.

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"FRANCE HERSELF AGAIN"  by Ernest Nimnet.  1914.

Hardcover First Edition in beige cloth cover, published by Chatto & Windus, London in 1914.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 16cm approx.

A rather fascinating review of France just before the start of World War I. The object of the book (according to the introduction) was to "investigate the transformation of the public spirit which has been visible in France since the beginning of the Twentieth Century". The book is split into four parts: "The Deterioration of France", "The Return of the Light", "The Political Problems and the Future" and a "Conclusion." Given the impending war, the wisdom of the book may have been rather suspect!!

511 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine a little soft.  Internal pages good with just some edge wear.   Binding tight.

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"THE FRUITS OF FASCISM" by Herbert L. Matthews.  1943.

Hardcover First Edition in blue/grey cloth covers, published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York in 1943.  Dimensions: 21cm x 14cm approx.

A detailed and fascinating account of the development of Fascism in Italy from its earliest days. The author was, for a long time, the "New York Times" correspondent in Italy. A really interesting account of the rise of Mussolini and the Fascists.

341 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Corners lightly bumped.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing and edge wear.  Binding tight.

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"A SHORT HISTORY OF THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY" taken from the work of John Addington Symonds by Lieut-Colonel Alfred Pearson.  1893.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth cover, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd, London in 1884.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15.5cm approx.

An interesting revision of the very comprehensive work by Symonds that has been reduced to one volume - with the blessing of Symonds' wife who has added a preface. Includes chapters on "The Spirit of the Renaissance", ""The Rise of the Communes", "The Rule of the Despots", and much more.

354 pages with black and white frontispiece portrait of Symonds.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Has been rebound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"CORONATION SOUVENIR BOOK 1937" by Gordon Beckles.  1937.

Hardcover First Edition in illustrated gold cloth cover, published by The Daily Express, London in 1937. Dimensions: 31cm x 27.5cm approx.

A superb pictorial record of the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on May 12th, 1937 following the abdication of King Edward VIII.

160 pages full of black and white plates and with a number of colour plates.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine covering is damaged to top and is a bit fragile.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges.  Internal pages good with some minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"THE OLD ENGLISH COUNTRY SQUIRE" by P. H. Ditchfield.  1912.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Methuen & Co, Ltd, London in 1912.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15cm approx.

A rather fascinating look at the role of the English Squire from the earliest days of the title. The volume covers The Elizabethan Squire, The Squire in the Seventeenth Century, the Sporting Squire and much, much more. A really interesting book on one particular aspect of English Social History.

347 un-trimmed pages with 24 illustrations (8 in colour) plus publishers advertisements.

Condition:  A little tatty.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Spine beginning to split at front hinge and starting to come away from binding. Spine is also cracked at front and rear hinges with taped repairs.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers and spine covering in particular.  Corners bumped.  One plate loose.  Internal pages reasonably good overall with some yellowing, foxing and edge wear.  Binding a little loose.

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"ITALY FROM 1494 TO 1790" by Mrs H. M. Vernon.  1909.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by cambridge University Press in 1909.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

A rather interesting history of Italy that is divided into two parts: 1494-1559 and 1559-1790.

516 pages with three coloured fold-out maps to the rear.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges with taped repairs.  Internal pages good.  Binding fairly tight.

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"THE MIDDLE AGES" by E. B. Osborn.  1927.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Hodder and Stoughton, London in 1927.  Dimensions: 18cm x 11.5cm approx.

A useful volume that looks at all aspects of the Middle Ages in Europe.

247 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Corners lightly bumped.  Internal pages good with some minor foxing to preliminary pages and extreme page edges.  Binding tight.

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"ANGLO-VENETIAN MEMORIALS" by Rawdon Brown.  c.1851.

Hardcover First Edition in beige board covers with brown cloth spine, publisher not stated and undated.  We believe the volume to have been published in 1851.  Dimensions: 35cm x 25.5cm approx.

An extremely interesting and scarce volume in its own right, this unusual publication contains various facsimile documents, a letter from Henry VII to the Venetian Ambassador Francesco Capello in 1502 and numerous "autographs concerning England from the archives in Venice". The facsimile autographs include those of Queen Elizabeth (1570), King James VI of Scotland (1596), King James I (1619), Oliver Cromwell (1655) and numerous others.

What makes this volume even more interesting (and probably unique) is the fact that it is inscribed on the front free endpaper "George Moffatt Esq. M.P. from Rawdon Brown. October 1, 1856" - we presume written by the author himself. The volume also has a bookplate in the name of George Moffatt to the front paste-down.

The author, Rawdon Brown (1803-1883), was a well known historian who visited Venice around 1833 and, fascinated by the city to such a degree, he stayed there until his death. He is mainly known for his research into the Venetian archives and wrote "Four Years at the Court of Henry VIII" (written in 1854) - based on the dispatches of Sebastiano Giustiniani, the Venetian ambassador in London at the beginning of Henry VIII's reign. In 2003, an International Conference was held on Rawdon Brown under the title "Venetian Sources and Historians of Venice in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries".

The person to whom the volume is dedicated, George Moffatt, was probably the British Liberal Politician who was variously Member of Parliament for Dartmouth, Ashburton, Honiton, and Southampton.

22 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking to covers.  Boards slighty warped.  Internal pages good with foxing and yellowing to the preliminary pages, heavy yellowing to the first main page (because of the paper used) and some foxing to extreme page edges.  Pages slightly "thumbed".  Binding tight.

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"WESTERN EUROPE IN THE EIGHTH CENTURY AND ONWARD - AN AFTERMATH" by E. A. Freeman.  1904.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover, published by Macmillan & Co, Ltd, London in 1904.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15.5cm approx.

A latge and comprehensive volume that looks at Western Europe during the 8th Century. Divided into Four main chapters: "Balthild and Ebroin", "Charles and Pippin and the Change of Dynasty", "The Italian and Saracen Wars of Pippin", and "TheStrife of Paris and Laon".

470 pages.

Condition:   Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with a very slight "ripple".  Binding tight.

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"MEDIAEVAL HISTORY - Europe from the Second to the Sixteenth Century" by Carl Stephenson.  1943.

Hardcover "Revised" Edition in green cloth cover, published by Harper & Brothers, London in1943.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 15.5cm approx.

A comprehensive account of Europe in Mediaeval times with 19 maps (some fold-out) and a number of illustrations in the text.

700 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages quite good with some minor yellowing and edge wear.  Binding tight.

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"THE MIDDLE AGES IN THE WEST - A Study of European Unity" by The Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Slesser.  c.1950.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover, published by Hutchinson & Co, Ltd, London.  The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1950.  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 16.5cm approx.

A fairly comprehensive account Europe in the Middle Ages.

252 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages quite good with some minor yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"MEDIEVAL PEOPLE" by Eileen Power.  1924.

Hardcover First Edition in one third calf and red board covers, published by Methuen & Co, Ltd, London in 1924.  Dimensions: 19cm x 12.5cm approx.

A rather fascinating look at 6 medieval characters being: Bodo - A Frankish Peasant in the Time of Charlemagne, Marco Polo - A Venetian Traveller of the Thirteenth Century, Madame Eglentyne - Chaucer's Prioress in Real Life, The Menagier's Wife - a Paris Housewife in the Fourteenth Century, Thomas Betson - A Merchant of the Staple in the Fifteenth Century, and Thomas Paycocke of Coggeshall - An Essex Clothier in the days of Henry VII.

216 pages with 8 black and white plates and a map.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages fairly good with some wear, yellowing and light foxing.  Binding tight.

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"THE MISSION OF GREECE - Some Greek Views of Life in the Roman World" Edited by R. W. Livingstone.  1928.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by Oxford University Press in 1928.  Dimensions: 18.5cm x 13cm approx.

An interesting volume that looks primarily at the writings of Epicurus, The Cynics, The Stoics - Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Dion Chrysostom, Plutarch, Maximus Tyrius, Apollonius, Polemon and Herodes Atticus, Aelius Aristides, and Lucian.

302 pages with a number of black and white plates.

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ondition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Has been re-bound for library use with new paste-downs and free endpapers.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to hardcover.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"HISTORY IN LEICESTER 55 B.C. - A.D. 1900" by Colin D. B. Ellis.  1948.

Hardcover First Edition in illustrated hardcover, published by City of Leicester Publicity Department Information Bureau, Leicester in 1948.  Dimensions: 25.5cm x 16cm approx.

An interesting and informative volume looking at the history of the City of Leicester from Roman times up until the end of the nineteenth Century.

138 pages with a number of black and white plates, maps and illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges.  Frontispiece coming loose.  Internal pages good.  Binding fairly tight.

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"ITALY AFTER THE RENAISSANCE - Decadence and Display in the Seventeenth Century" by Lacy Collison-Morley.  1930.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth cover, published by George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, London in 1930.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15cm approx.

A rather interesting volume that looks in some detail at Seventeenth Century Italy.

324 pages with 17 black and white plates.

Condition:   Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Corners bumped.  Spine slightly brittle.  Internal pages good with just some edge wear.  Binding fairly tight.

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"THE ROYAL STEWARTS" by T. F. Henderson.  1914.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth hardcover, published by William Blackwood & Sons, London in 1914. Dimensions: 23cm x 16cm approx.

An extremely comprehensive look at "the careers and fortunes of the Royal Stewarts of the elder line." The volume covers the Stewarts from the earliest times up to Henry Benedict, Cardinal York. Includes a number of black and white portrait plates and a fold-out family tree to the rear.

590 pages .

Condition:   Reasonable.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges.  Lacks front free endpaper.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing.  Binding fairly tight.

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"BRITISH OPIUM POLICY IN CHINA AND INDIA" by David Edward Owen.  1934.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by Yale University Press, New Haven in 1934.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15.5cm approx.

A fascinating volume that looks at the history of the Indo-British opium trade. The trade accounted at one time for one-seventh of the revenue of British India.

399 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking to covers.  Boards slighty warped.  Internal pages good with a very slight "ripple".  Binding tight.

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"AN OUTLINE OF ITALIAN CIVILIZATION" by Decio Pettoello.  1932.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Cassell and Company, London in 1932.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15.5cm approx.

Descibed by the author as a "compromise between a Social History and an interpretation of the Civilization of Italy."

464 pages.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"ITALY MEDIAEVAL AND MODERN" by E. M. Jamison, C. M. Ady, K. D. Vernon and C. Sanford Terry.  1919.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Oxford University Press in 1919.  Dimensions: 20cm x 13.5cm approx.

An interesting and quite comprehensive look at Italian history.

567 pages.

Condition:   Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing and some edge wear.  Binding a little loose.

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"ROYALTY AND REPUBLICANISM IN ITALY or Notes and Documents Relating to The Lombard Insurrection and to the Royal War of 1848" by Joseph Mazzini.  1850.

Hardcover First Edition in embossed brown cover, published by Charles Gilpin, London in 1850.  Dimensions: 18cm x 11.5cm approx.

An interesting and scarce volume that seeks to "correct public opinion in England" regarding the National Italian Cause.

237 pages plus publishers advertisments.

Condition:  Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking to covers.  Spine covering becoming brittle and beginning to split.  Corners bumped.  Front free endpaper loose.  Internal pages good .  Binding tight.

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"DARK CONTINENT - Europe's Twentieth Century" by Mark Mazower.  1998.

Hardcover First Edition in black hardcover, published by Allen Lane, London in 1998.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx.

A fascinating look at Europe through the 20th Century when it was locked in a finely balanced struggle between tolerance and racial extermination, imperial ambition and national self-determination, liberty and the tyrannies of Right and Left.

486 pages.

Condition:  Very Good.  Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover.  Hard cover good.  Internal pages good .  Binding tight.

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"STEPHEN - A LEGEND OF READING ABBEY" by C. MacFarlane. Edited with introduction and notes by George Laurence Gomme. 1903.

Hardcover Edition in red cloth covers, published by Archibold Constable & Co, London in 1903.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx.

An rather interesting edition of the legend of King Stephen, the Saxon King. Complete with a very comprehensive introduction.

248 hand-cut pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers which have suffered some damp damage and are slightly warped.  Corners are bumped.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and a couple of places internally.  Internal pages reasonably good with some yellowing but almost no foxing.  Binding tight.

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"THE NARROW GROUND - Aspects of Ulster, 1609 - 1969"  by A. T. Q. Stewart.  1977.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Faber and Faber, London in 1977.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx.  Ex-Libris copy from Devon & Cornwall Police Library (now closed).

"The view that the present troubles in Ulster are simply the product of Irish history is widely accepted.  But how, exactly, does the influence of the past operate on the present?  This book examines five important aspects of Ulster history since 1609, when the plantation of Ulster began, and in the mosaic of rebellion, siege, secret armies, ambushes and riots traces patterns which suggest a new and challenging interpretation of what has been going on in Ulster since 1969."

208 pages with a number of black and white maps/diagrams.

Condition:  Good.  Some wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover and cloth covers.  Internal pages very good with just normal library markings.   Binding tight.

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"THE GREATNESS OF OLIVER CROMWELL"  by Maurice Ahsley. 1957.

Hardback published by Hodder & Stoughton 1957 1st Edition. Wonderful History of Cromwell looking at the man with a fresh eye for the 300th Anniversary of his death in 1658. By the foremost scholar of the period and chair of the Cromwell Association.

370 pages with illustrations and maps throughout.

Condition: Excellent throughout complete with dustcover in good condition, some small tears around edges, but generally good and totally intact - no discolouring.

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"BOTHA, SMUTS and SOUTH AFRICA"  by Basil Williams. 1946.

Hardcover First Edition in grey cloth cover, published by Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd, for the English Universities Press, London in 1946.  The book formed part of the "Teach Yourself History" series. Dimensions: 18cm x 12cm approx.

An interesting volume on the history of South Africa during the nineteenth Century and the huge influences of Generals Botha and Smuts.

216 pages with maps to front and rear paste-downs.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and very minor foxing to extreme page edges.  Binding tight.

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"A HISTORY OF IRELAND IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY" Vol IV. by William Edward Hartpole Lecky.  1913.

Hardcover Edition in red cloth covers, published by Longmans, Green & Co, London in 1913.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13.5cm approx. Please note that this is volume IV only of a four volume set.

An interesting history of Ireland from the author of "A History of England in the Eighteenth Century", "Leaders of Public Opinion in Ireland" and other well known history titles.

This volume covers such subjects as "Disturbances in the North", "The Disarming", "Influences that acted on the Catholic Masses", "Negotiations at Lille", "Disaffection in the Fleet", and "The Rebellion".

473 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading to covers.  Corners are slightly bumped.  Internal pages good with some yellowing but almost no foxing.  Binding tight.

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"ANIMALS, MEN AND MYTHS. A History of the Influence of Animals on Civilization and Culture"  by Morus (Richard Lewinsohn).  1954.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Victor Gollancz, Ltd, London in 1954.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15.5cm approx.

An fascinating book divided into six parts: Prehistoric Times, Ancient Times, Middle Ages, The Age of Discovery, The Age of Ideas, The Machine Age, and The Chemical Age.

374 pages with numerous black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to dustcover and cloth covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing to extreme page edges.   Binding tight.

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"A MANUAL OF HERALDRY"  by Gale Pedrick.  c.1920.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers, published by T. Werner Laurie, London.  The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1920.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

An interesting study of heraldry whose full title is "A Manual of Heraldry being a Popular Introduction to the Origin, Significance and Uses of Armorial Bearings; a Guide to the forms and regulations of the Art-Science of Blazonry and a Prelude to the Influence of Heraldry upon Poetry, Art, Architecture and Literature."

291 pages with black and white frontispiece and a number of black and white illustrations.

Condition:   Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and foxing to page edges.  Binding fairly tight.

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"MAYHEW'S LONDON - Being selections from 'London Labour and the London Poor" by Henry Mayhew.  Edited by Peter Quinell.  1969.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Spring Books, London in 1969.  Dimensions: 21cm x 15.5cm approx.

A fascinating book on mid-Victorian London.  The full volume was originally published in 1851 in three volume with a fourth being added later on. This is an abridged edition of the three volumes. A fascinating book for anyone interested in London and English history.

592 pages with a number of black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Dustcover has a fair bit of wear/rubbing and some damage.  Cloth covers good but slightly grubby to extreme edges.  Internal pages very good with just a couple of very minor marks and a bit grubby to the extreme outside edges.   Binding tight.

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"FROISSART'S CHRONICLES"  Translated by John Jolliffe.  1968.

Hardcover Edition in embossed blue cloth cover, published by The History Book Club, London in 1968.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15.5cm approx.

A truly fascinating book, written by John Froissart - French historian, poet, priest, Canon and Treasurer of the Collegial Church of Chimay and sometime chaplian to Guy of Chatillon.  The book gives a first-hand account of the 14th Century and in particular, the constant wars which characterised the period.  

448 pages with colour frontispiece.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers (spine in particular).  Internal pages very good with just some minor foxing/marking to extreme edges.   Binding tight.

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"A BURNING HUNGER - One Family's Struggle Against Apartheid" by Lynda Schuster.  2004.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Jonathon Cape, London in 2004.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx.

"A Burning Hunger" is the history of a South African family that suffered, resisted, and finally triumphed over apartheid; a book that is as fascinating as the best novels."  "A story of imprisonment, torture, seperation and loss; it is also one of dignity, courage and strength in the face of appalling adversity."

451 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

R.R.P. £18.99.

Condition:  Brand new.

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"ALEXANDRIA - THE SUBMERGED ROYAL QUARTERS" by Franck Goddio, Andre Bernard, Etienne Bernard, Ibrahim Darwish, Zsolt Kiss and Jean Yoyotte.  1998.

Hardcover First Edition in marbled hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped) and in its own blue slipcase, published by Periplus, Ltd, London in 1998.  Dimensions: 30cm x 35cm approx.

A very high quality publication which is extremely well illustrated mainly in colour.  The book describes in detail the archaeological campigns of 1996 and 1997, looking at the submerged Royal Quarters of Alexandria. The book provides the topography of the ancient harbour, the discovery of exceptional archaeological remains, the enigmas posed by the vast fields of submerged remains, the study of the stone blocks found, the epigraphy and pharaonica and much more.  An incredibly interesting book.

274 pages with numerous colour photographs and many black and white and coloured maps/plans.

R.R.P. over £50.

Condition:  Brand new.

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"THE TOMB OF SIPHTAH with THE TOMB OF QUEEN TIYI" by Theodore M. Davis.  2001.

Softcover First Edition in printed covers, published by Duckworth, London in their "Duckworth Egyptology" series in 2001.  Dimensions: 30cm x 21cm approx.

Theodore M. Davis (1837-1915) was a wealthy American who was one of the key figures in the history of archaeological exploration in the Valley of the Kings.  This fascinating volume re-prints two of Davis' publications, detailing the excavations and finds from the tombs of Siphtah and Queen Tiyi.  Extremely well illustrated.

Approx 90 pages plus numerous pages of black and white photographic plates.

R.R.P. £19.99.

Condition:  Brand new.

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"THE DAWN OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION"  by V. Gordon Childe. 1925.

Hardcover First Edition gilt embossed blue cloth cover, published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Ltd, London in 1925.  Dimensions: 24.5cm x 16cm approx.

A classic and fairly scarce history volume.  Tells the story of European Civilization from the earliest times of the food-gatherers to the bronze age in Britain and the rest of Europe.  Well illustrated with 148 black and white illustrations in the text and 4 maps of Europe.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading to covers.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges.  Internal pages good but yellowed with some very minor foxing.   Binding tight.

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"THE OXFORD HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE"  by Samuel Eliot Morison. 1965.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Oxford University Press, London in 1965.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16.5cm approx.

Described on the dustcover as "the perfect one-volume American history", this is an interesting and extremely comprehensive volume.

1150 pages with a large number of black and white photographic plates, illustrations and maps.

Condition:  Very Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking to dustcover which has some minor edge damage.  Cloth covers good.  Internal pages good.   Binding tight.

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"GARIBALDI's DEFENCE OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC 1848-9"  by George Macaulay Trevelyan. 1935.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd, London in 1935.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

Part of Trevelyan's "Garibaldi Trilogy" which also included "Garibaldi and the Making of Italy" and "Garibaldi and the Thousand - May 1860".  Comprehensive and fascinating.

314 pages with a number of black and white maps and plans.

Condition:  Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine lightly cracked at title page.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"GARIBALDI AND THE MAKING OF ITALY - June-November 1860"  by George Macaulay Trevelyan. 1937.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd, London in 1936.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

Part of Trevelyan's "Garibaldi Trilogy" which also included "Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic" and "Garibaldi and the Thousand - May 1860".  Comprehensive and fascinating.

320 pages with a number of black and white maps and plans.

Condition:  Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Slight damage to spine covering.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"THE PRICE OF VICTORY"  by Michael Charlton. 1983.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by the BBC, London in 1983.  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 16.5cm approx.

An interesting volume which came out of a series of interviews conducted by Charlton with surviving British Prime Ministers, Foreign Secretaries, Cabinet Ministers and political advisers.  The book looks in detail at Britain's diplomacy in Europe after the Second World War.

316 pages with a number of black and white photographs..

Condition:  Very Good.  Dustcover has slight wear/rubbing.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.  Looks unread.

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"NIGHT'S BLACK ANGEL - The Forms and Faces of Victorian Cruelty"  by Ronald Pearsall. 1975.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hodder and Stoughton, London in 1975.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16.5cm approx.

An interesting volume which looks in depth at the use of cruelty as a class weapon and social deterrent in Victorian Britain.

282 pages with a number of black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Dustcover has a fair bit of wear/rubbing and minor damage.  Some wear/rubbing to cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"FAITH AND THE FLAG - The Opening of Africa"  by Jeremy Murray-Brown.  1977.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by George Allen & Unwin, London in 1977.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx.

An extremely interesting history of Africa in the 19th Century as seen through the eyes of 6 notable figures: Robert Moffat, the outstanding pioneer of Southern Africa, David Livingstone, Ludwig Krapf, the first Protestant missionary in East Africa, Henry Morton Stanley, Cardinal Lavigerie and General Gordon.  An absorbing story of faith and suspicion, patriotism and politics, self-aggrandisement and self-denial, nationalism and adventure.

238 pages with a number of black and white photographs, illustrations and maps.

Condition: Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover (which is protected by plastic) and cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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