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  • Pax Britannica: the Climax of an Empire; Heaven's Command: an Imperial Progress; Farewell the Trumpets.

    MORRIS, James.
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    The Pax Britannica trilogy. James (later Jan) Morris was a British historian, author and travel writer. Educated at Lancing College, West Sussex, a...

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  • The Abridgement or Summarie of the English Chronicle,

    STOW, John; [HOWES, Edmund].
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    The first edition of Edmund Howes' abridgement to this popular history of England by the chronicler John Stow, a concise historical record running...

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  • Sammelband of Political Pamphlets.

    HONE, William; CRUICKSHANK, George (illustrator).
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    A sammelband of seven political pamphlets from the pen of the satirist and champion of the free press, William Hone (1780-1842), with illustration...

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  • Arms and the Covenant.

    CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer.
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    One of Churchill's more important collections of essays.First edition, first impression; 8vo (23 x 16 cm); frontispiece; publisher's blue cloth, t...

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  • A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    CHURCHILL, Winston.
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    A rousing account of the early history of Britain, the work describes the great men and women of the past and their impact on the development of t...

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  • The Second World War.

    CHURCHILL, Winston.
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    This magnum opus took the ageing Churchill some years to complete although he started making copious notes as early as 1940. Interestingly enough ...

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  • The History of Christina, Queen of Sweden.

    LACOMBE, Jacques.
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    'Minerva of the North'. The first edition in English of Lacombe's (1724-1811) History of Christina, Queen of Sweden, an early biography of this 'qu...

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  • Churchill Said...

    CHURCHILL, Winston.
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    Two of these leaflets are described by Woods (A18/1 and A18/2) and both have sections for personal details of prospective applicants to apply to j...

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  • ...So Few,

    PIERCE, Michael; et al.
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    [second world war]. A lavish and stunning tribute. The fighter pilots commemorated in this volume are :Wing Commander P.P.C Barthropp; Wing Command...

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  • Our Campaign for the Presidency in 1940.

    BABSON, Roger W.
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    Inscribed by the author to prohibitionist leader Earl Dodge. A reflection on electoral defeat by Roger Babson (1875-1967), an economist and tempera...

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  • Bond-Certificate Campaign.

    [American Commission on Irish Independence].
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    God Irrevocably Fixed the Boundaries of IRELAND'. A rare political pamphlet promoting the first American bond-drive to finance the newly declared I...

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  • Annals of The King's College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor.

    STERRY, Wasey.
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    Eton College interest. The first edition of Sterry's history of Eton College, from its grammar-school foundation under Henry VI to its function at ...

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  • Discours dv Bon et Loial Subiet de la Grande Bretagne,

    [CIVIL WAR PAMPHLET].
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    A curious and rare anonymous English Civil War pamphlet published in Paris by Michel Mettaier (sometimes spelt Mettayer) in 1648 following the cap...

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  • A History of Eton College (1440-1898).

    LYTE, Sir H.C. Maxwell.
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    Gift inscription for Sir James Horlick. A handsome presentation copy of Lyte's (1848-1940) popular history of Eton College. Inscribed to 'James Noc...

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  • The history of jewels, and of the principal riches of the East and West,

    [CHAPPUZEAU, Samuel].
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    The wealth of the East. 'There is nothing more admirable in this lower World then Precious Stones, seeing they are the Starres of the Earth, and sh...

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  • Calligraphic manuscript:

    PONCET DE LA GRAVE, Guillaume.
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    A unique manuscript on the French navy presented from Louis XVI to Marie-Antoinette. An exceptional presentation & association manuscript, boun...

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  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    GIBBON, Edward.
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    First great history of Rome's fall. A beautiful six-volume set of this classic work. Gibbon's (1737-1794) History of the Decline and Fall of the Ro...

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  • A Bill to provide a general Form of Affirmation for all Persons who believe the taking of any Oath to be forbidden by their Duty towards God.

    [PRIVATE MEMBER'S BILL].
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    A private member's bill presented to the House of Commons by Benjamin Hawes, Joseph Brotherton, and William Ewart on 28th May 1840 relating to the...

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  • An Impartial Account of many Barbarous Cruelties exercised in the Inquisition in Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

    [INQUISITION].
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    First edition. An extremely scarce collection of works on the Inquisition in Spain, Portugal and Italy compiled anonymously from several tracts pop...

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  • Memoirs of Celebrated Etonians.

    JESSE, J. Heneage.
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    Eton College interest. A beautifully bound copy of Heneage Jesse's (d.1874) two-volume collection of biographies on noted Eton alumni including Wil...

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  • A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis;

    COLQUHOUN, Patrick.
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    Sixth edition of this work about the capital's criminal tendencies, including those in the Jewish communities.This work provides a summary of the ...

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  • Arms and the Covenant.

    CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer.
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    First edition. This copy is a colonial issue, sold by A.H. Spencer of Melbourne and with UK price clipped from jacket. A letter from Government Ho...

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  • Le Capital.

    MARX, Karl
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    First edition in French of the first volume of Das Kapital. This is the first issue with the publisher Lachâtre's imprint. The book was publishe...

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  • The Souvenirs of Léonard.

    TEIXEIRA DE MATTOS, Alexander.
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    Comparing this with certain other publications of the time, such as The Life and Times of Madame du Barry, and given the format of the stated limi...

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