New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1921. Second Printing.
Seller ID: 12334scs
Large octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, untrimmed, xxi, 176 pp. Near-Fine, with slightly bowed covers, in a darkened dust jacket with hair-line tear. From jacket: The Gentleman with a Duster who so mercilessly and brilliantly clarified the mirrors of Downing Street, now turns his attention to English Society -- and what a drubbing it gets. Perhaps the sorriest victims to fall under his cleanser are Col. Reppington and Margot Asquith...But society at large is not spared, and there can be no question as to the sincereity of the author... View More...
North Promfret, Vermont: Hamish Hamilton, (1978). Review Copy, with Publisher's note laid-in.
Seller ID: mfs50
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 ... View More...
London: Longmans Green and Company, 1951.
Seller ID: qms665
Signed & Inscribed by the Author, ÒWith best wishes...Ó 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. ... View More...
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1974). First Edition, Stated.
Seller ID: mfs235
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... View More...
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974. First Edition, First Printing.
Seller ID: 06005scs
Royal octavo, red cloth (hardcover),  pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to page edges, in a Very Good dust jacket with light chipping to edges. ÒThe 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-s... View More...
Cork University Press, (1993). First Edition.
Seller ID: mfs241
Octavo, orange cloth (hardcover), ribbon marker, xiii + 434 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: The Cork Anthology is a splendid and varied tapestry, a personal map of Cork city and county compiled by a well known poet and journalist. It contains poetry and prose on Cork life written over twelve centuries by internationally acclaimed writers, and includes accounts of famine, war, street life, sport, music and poeple. The Anthology is an inner geography formed over a long period symbolizing a sense of place shaped by memory, culture and experience. View More...
London: George Routledge & Sons Limited, 1886. Second Edition, Revised.
Seller ID: 9770gcs
Octavo, red buckram (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, portrait frontis., top edge gilt, xli, 214 pp. Very Good, with sunned spine and light foxing (age darkened spotting) to page edges. From Preface: It may be of service to the reader to explain the arrangement of this volume. In the Introduction which precedes the Autobiography, I have attempted -- firstly, to describe Lord Herbert's varied character, as displayed in his own writings and historical records; and secondly, to review his eminent achievements in literature and philosophy, of which he himself has given ... View More...
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, . First American Edition, As Stated.
Seller ID: 90156sc
Folio, gold cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 320 pp. Illustrated in full-colour. Near-Fine, with former-owner's embossed stamp, in a Fine dust jacket. Òhere is the authentic voice of medieval England, the monks, clerks, and laymen, recounting in vivid and often racy detail the story of Britain from the accession of the capricious dilettante Richard II in 1377 to the death of Richard III on Bosworth Field in 1485...More than 100 short essays, lavishly illustrated in color and black and white, provide background information on the people and politics, manners, mores and customs of a formative... View More...