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1 Ambler, Charles. Reports of the Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, With Some Few in Other Courts.
Dublin: Printed for Chamberlaine and Rice..., 1790. 
Octavo, rebound in cream buckram, vi, [x], 782, [xxx] pp. Very Good. 
Price: 700.00 USD
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2 Andrews, Linton and Taylor, H. A. Lords and Laborers of the Press: Men Who Fashioned the Modern British Newspaper. Foreword by Howard Rusk Long.
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, [1970]. New Horizons in Journalism Series. First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), xx, 330 pp. Portraits. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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3 Ashton, John. Old Times: A Picture of Social Life at the End of the Eighteenth Century.
New York: Scribner & Welford, 1885. First American Edition. 
Octavo, gilt-stamped red cloth, rebacked with red cloth, calf label, top edge gilt, uncut, xii + 354 pp. Frontis and 87 full-page plates. Very Good; corners bumped. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Ashworth, William. An Economic History of England, 1870-1939.
London: Methuen & Co., [1960]. First Edition. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), vi, 438 pp. Very Good; Preface and first page of text have red ink underlining; dust jacket is chipped and faded. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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5 Blunt, Wilfrid. In for a Penny, A Prospect of Kew Gardens: Their Flora, Fauna and Falballas.
North Promfret, Vermont: Hamish Hamilton, (1978). Review Copy, with Publisher's note laid-in. 
Octavo, green boards (hardcover), gilt letters, xxi +218 pp. Former-owner's published review pasted to ffep; otherwise, Near-Fine, with slight sunning to spine; in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: ...[Blunt] traces the story of the development and the ultimate fusion of the two royal estates, Richmond and Kew Gardens, which constitute Kew as we know it today...Apart from describing the historical progress of the Gardens -- their rescue from the threat of extinction in 1841 and their subsequent triumphant development under Sir William Hooker and his son Joseph -- Wilfrid Blunt provides fascinating and often highly entertaining accounts of incidents and people connected with Kew, for example: the battles fought by the intrasigent Sir Joseph which gave cartoonists such scope; the eventful journey of David Nelson, a young Kew gardener, tending Captain Bligh's cargo of breadfruit; Clements Markham and Henry Wickham through whose ingenuity quinine and rubber transplanted from South America first to the Gardens and then to the Far East where they flourished; and the amazing innovation of women gardeners in Kew itself. As Wilfrid Blunt confesses, his approach to his subject is personal, capricious and irreverent. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Bolitho, Hector. A Century of British Monarchy. Decorated by Philip Gough.
London: Longmans Green and Company, 1951. 
Signed & Inscribed by the Author, “With best wishes...” Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, full-color illus. title, xii + 283 pp. Illustrated with full-color plates. From dust jacket: As a young man, Hector Bolitho lived for seven years in the Cloisters of Windsor Castle; and it was here, having access to many of the original documents and private letters relating to the reign of Queen Victoria, that his great interest in the history and traditions of the Royal Family began. Now he brings together the experience of these years in this study of A Century of British Monarchy. His book, however, is not so much an account of the political and social events of the five reigns he covers, as a series of detailed biographical studies of the reigning sovereigns and their families. In chapters of varying treatment, he gives the reader a vivid and sympathetic picture of their daily life and problems, their travels, and the extent of their influence in public affairs. Most mportant of all, perhaps, Hector Bolitho examines the unique relationship which exists between the Royal Family and the people, not only of this country, but of the whole British Commonwealth. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Bolitho, Hector. King Edward VIII: An Intimate Biography.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1937. 
1st edition. Octavo, red cloth, 328 pp. Photos. Former-owner bookplate; otherwise Near-Fine in a slightly chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Brown, Richard Howard. I Am of Ireland. [Signed].
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1974). First Edition, Stated. 
Signed and inscribed by author. Octavo, blue boards &black cloth (hardcover), 167 pp. Fine, in a Very Good, price lcipped dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. Through this intensely subjectve narrative of one Irish-American's involvement with Ireland and the IRA we come to understand how and why hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised in the United States by solid American citizens of Irish background and funneled to the IRA to buy guns and bombs... 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Burke, Edmund. [Lamont, Hammond; Ed.]. Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America. Edited with Notes and an Introduction by Hammond Lamont. [Standard English Classics].
Boston: Ginn & Company, Publishers, The Athenaeum Press, 1902. 
Octavo, olive cloth (hardcover), green letters & decoration to upper cover, 152 pp. Very Good+. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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10 Burton, Anthony. Thomas Telford.
London: Aurum Press Ltd., (1999). First Edition. 
Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, viii + 232 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Thomas Telford, sometimes known to his contemporaries as the Colossus of Roads, was one of the giants of the heroic age of civil engineering in Britain. His career, which spanned half a century up to his death in 1834, links the trial-and-error period of engineering which typified the eighteenth-century Industrial Revolution to the great age of the professionals like Brunel in the Victorian era. Today, Telford is probably is probably best remembered for his Menai Straits and Conwy bridges, and for the stunning Pontcysyllte aqueduct over the river Dee, but the variety and scope of his projects was truly awe-inspiring. They ranged from the renovation of Shrewsbury Castle to the construction of bridges by the dozen, and included several major canals, a substantial proportion of the entire transport infrastructure of Scotland -- roads, bridges, harbours and the massive undertaking of the Caledonian Canal which cuts the country in two along the line of the Great Glen -- as well as the Gotha Canal in Sweden and the reconstruction of the London-Holyhead road... 
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11 Carson, Ciaran, transl. The Tain: A New Translation of the Tain Bo Cuailnge. Translated and with an Introduction by Ciaran Carson.
New York: Viking, (2008). First American Edition, Stated. 
Octavo, black & yellow boards (hardcover), 223 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: The kingdoms of Connacht and Ulster are preparing to do battle with each other. Medb, the sly and envious queen of Connacht, is on a mission to steal the fabled Brown Bull of Cooley from the men of Ulster. The Ulstermen, crippled by an ancient curse, face defeat from her armies until a hero emerges in the shape of the young warrior Cu Chulainn: a man of superhuman strength and supernatural powers. Through guerrilla tactics and great chariot fights he manages to defend his province and hold off the Connacht army --until Medb tricks him and it seems victory may come at a biitter price. Dating from the eighth century, Tain Bo Cuailnge is the oldest Irish epic, a herioic mythic tale on a par with Beowulf and the Aeneid. The sprawling saga of the legendary warrior Cu Chulainn and his battle against the invading army of Connacht, The Tain is an enthralling classic of heroism, magic, bloodshed and betrayal. The wellsring of Irish literature from Yeats to Joyce, The Tain is the story of the emergence of a superhuman hero, a paean to the Irish landscape and a bawdy and contentious marital farce. Filled with phenomenal battle scenes from hand-to-hand combat to clashes between massive armies, The Tain contains the historical seeds of the struggle for Irish nationalism. 
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12 Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Letters Written by The Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esp...Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects.
London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1774. Two Volumes. First Edition, First State, with “qui aroit” reading on p. 55. 
Tall quarto, full contemporary vellum, morocco labels, all edges gilt, vii, 568 pp. + 606 pp. Frontis. portrait. Near-Fine; covers a bit flared, labels slightly chipped. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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13 Churchill, The Right Honourable Winston S. Marlborough: His Life and Times.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. 2 volumes only (of 6). Both are first American editions. 
Octavo, bound at The Atelier Bindery for Lewis Hatch and Co. in 3/4 crimson levant & red linen, top edges gilt, uncut, 311 pp + 311 pp. Few minor scuffs and abraisions. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 Clarke & Sherwell Ltd. Tower of London Regalia, Set 2. 6 Coloured Picture Postcards.
London: Printed for H.M. Office of Works, and Sold at the Tower, n.d. [ca. 1945.] 
Six color postcards, in original envelope. Cards are Fine; envelope is Very Good. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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15 Cluer, Andrew; Editor. Waklin' the Mat: Past Impressions of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen: Andrew Cluer, [1980]. 
Signed by a contributing author, David Duncan, on frontis and by editor, Andrew Cluer, on Acknowledgements page. Oblong octavo, softbound (black & white photo illus. wrappers), 184 pp. Very Good, with light wear to covers. Pictorial history of the city illus. with numerous b&w photos. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Colwell, Eileen. Round About and Long Ago: Tales from the English Counties. Illustrated with lino-cuts by Anthony Colbert.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974. First Edition, First Printing. 
Royal octavo, red cloth (hardcover), [125] pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to page edges, in a Very Good dust jacket with light chipping to edges. “The twenty-eight stories in this book have been drawn from the different counties of England and retold in a simple, vivid style that recaptures the oral traditions from which they sprang. The stories range from the comic, such as Jack Buttermilk from Nottinghamshire, to the sad, like the Suffolk story, Brother Mike, but whether funny or sad, fantastic or tragic, these stories from the rich folk-tale heritage of English-speaking people will be enjoyed by children of all ages.” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Cook, Joel. England: Pituresque and Descriptive, Reminiscences of Foreign Travel. Illustrated. In Two Volumes.
Philadelphia: The International Press, The John C. Winston Co., (1899). 
Two volumes. Octavo, navy blue illus. cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decorations to upper cover and spine, xii + 402 pp; viii + 412 pp and folding map. Near-Fine, in a Near-Fine dust jacket with slight rubbing to edges. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 Council of Chatham House. British Interests in the Mediterranean and Middle East. A Report by a Study Group of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
London: Oxford University Press, 1958. 
Octavo, light green cloth, silver letters, 123 pp. Fine, in a Near-Fine dust jacket with light fading to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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19 Crawford, Marion. Elizabeth The Queen: The Story of Britain's New Sovereign.
New York: Prentice-Hall, [1952]. 
1st American edition. Octavo, cloth & boards, 236 pp. Photos. Near-Fine in a slightly chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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20 Cunningham, Peter. The Story of Nell Gwynn: And the Sayings of Charles the Second.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852. First Edition. 
Octavo, navy blue levant (hardcover, leather), gilt panels front and rear, elaborate gilt-stamped spine with armorial devices of Charles II, paneled dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, xi, 212 pp. Frontis, small portrait on title. Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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