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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV (Volume 1)

By: Alison, Sir Archibald, Bart. FRSE

Price: £8.91

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons: 1853

Seller ID: 10022

Condition: Fair


Volume One. 367 pages. 7 3/4" x 5 1/4". Condition: Fair - . Front Cover only half attached. Spine missing. Browning, foxing, staining to front endpapers reducing through to page 33. Complete and all pages attached. Retains Frontispiece of "Meeting of the States General, 5th May 1789" Though this has some staining. View more info

The Second Diary of a Diplomatic Correspondent. Signed and Inscribed By George Bilainkin

By: Bilainkin, George

Price: £68.92

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10704

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed and inscribed by George Bilainkin with a personal message to John and Mary Mills "For Mary and Johnnie, from George. In friendship and admiration February 18 1957 (after that their party !). 1946 First edition. Size 8¾" x 5½", 423 pages including index. Blue cloth covered boards with silver titles to the spine. Tan dustjacket with black and white photograph of George Bilainkin with Winston Churchill. Book condition near fine, cover and spine slightly grubby, edge ever so slightly rubbed, else fine. Dustjacket condition ver... View more info

Hitler A Study in Tyranny

By: Bullock, Alan

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, The Companion Book Club: 1954

Seller ID: 10289

Condition: Good


Size 8½" x 5½" 776 pages. Blue cloth covered boards with decorative gilt title on blue leather panel on spine. Condition good/fair. the cover is rather grubby and the spine sunned but contents clean complete and intact View more info

C. Velleii Paterculi quae supersunt ex Historiae Romanae, Voluminibus Duobus,cum integris scholiis,notis,variis lectionibus, et Animadversionibus Doctorum, curante Petro Burmanno. Editio secunda auctior & Emendatior.

By: C. Velleii Paterculi. Burman, P

Price: £71.58

Publisher: Rotterodami, apud Joh.Danielem Beman Filium: 1756

Seller ID: 11763

Condition: Very Good


Printed in Rotterdam in 1756. Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Calf, gilt decorations to spine, engraved frontis, Red & Black title page, decorated pages edge. Book Condition: Very Good, bottom of spine rubbed, top worn with slight loss.back hinge partly cracked, corners bumped, pages slightly toned.Else fine copy.748 pages Index app 120 pages Praefatio 38 pages. Auctores classici, Graeci et Latini in officina Luchtmanniana. 2 pages View more info

Chartres : The Making of a Miracle

By: Colin Ward

Price: £6.48

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1986

Seller ID: 12104

Condition: Near Fine


Maroon Decorative Cloth. Many full page colour illustration of cathedral and stained glass. Top of spine sl. rubbed, else fine. Decorative slipcase in Near Fine condition. 98pp in fine condition. View more info

Origins Of English History

By: Elton, Charles I.

Price: £54.53

Publisher: London, Bernard Quaritch: 1890

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 11690

Condition: Good


1890 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Brown Decorative Calf with a family crest on front cover with Res Non Verba in gold gilt, 5 raised band to the spine, marbled page edges & end papers. Book Condition: Good, repaired split to upper third of front calf joint, corners slightly bumped with boards showing. All pages very clean, 10 fold-out maps all very clean 450 pages. "It has been the author's wish to collect the best and earliest evidence as to the different peoples with which the English nation in any of its branches is connected by blood and descent. There are few that have studie... View more info

The Decline of the Roman Empire in the West

By: F. W. Walbank

Price: £11.66

Publisher: London, Cobberts Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00302

Condition: Very Good


1946 First edition. Size 7.5" x 5", 97 pages. Beige cloth with red titles and border to front cover and spine. Titled dustjacket. Book condition very good, slight edgewear owner's labelon front pastedown, few spots to endpapers else contents clean. Dustjacket condition good, 2 x 1 inch section missing from spine, slight edgewear, slightly toned, not price clipped. View more info

The Great Dutch Admirals

By: Jacob De Liefde

Price: £34.08

Publisher: London, W. Swan Sonnenschein: 1884

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 11637

Condition: Very Good


1884 Fifth Edition, W. Swan Sonnenschein, Hard Cover, Blue Decorative Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 351pages. Book Condition: Very Good, spine faded, corner slightly bumped, top and bottom of spine slightly worn. Pages all very clean, gilt edges. prev owners name on end paper.11 illustrations by townley green and others. View more info

The Sun King and His Loves

By: Lucy Norton

Price: £7.29

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1982

Seller ID: 11941

Condition: Very Good


4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Blue cloth cover with gilt titles on spine. Colour pictorial front cover 160 pages Family Tree endpapers. 96 b/w and colour illustrations, including frontis of The Pursuit of Glory, Louis XIV, 1673. 10 x 6 455g, 1982. An in depth look at King Louis XIV and his loves. Book Condition Very Good, spine slightly faded only fault. View more info

Actors Cross the Volga

By: Macleod, Joseph

Price: £36.35

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10691

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Size 8¾" x 5½" 359 pages. Red cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Red dustjacket with cream titles. Book condition near fine, edges slightly rubbed, else fine. Dustjacket condition very good, top edge a little rubbed, spine faded and grubby, else fine, not price clipped, price 16s. net. A study of the 19th Century Russian Theatre & of Soviet Theatres in War. View more info

Koba the Dread. Laughter and the Twenty Million. Signed By Author

By: Martin Amis

Price: £19.76

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2002

Edition: First Edition First Impression

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 13439

ISBN: 022406956X

Condition: Near Fine


2002 First Edition, First Impression. Uncorrected Proof Copy. Signed by Martin Amis to the half-title. Size Octavo, 8.5" x 5.25", 306 pages including index. Paperback with black and white photograph of Stalin to front cover. Condition near fine, front cover has been opened, white rear cover very slightly marked, else fine. Signed by Martin Amis, the successor to his memoir "Experience". Political History - USSR - Communism - Stalin. View more info

Princess Lieven

By: Montgomery Hyde, Harford

Price: £22.72

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10683

Condition: Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Size 9" x 5¾", 288 pages including index. Royal blue cloth covered boards with blind stamped vertical and horizontal lines on the front cover and gilt titles to the spine. Condition good, spine and top front edge faded, covers grubby, corners and spine edges slightly rubbed. light spotting to prelims and index, main contents clean. With frontispiece portrait of Princess Dorothea Christopherovna Lievin in 1815 and 23 further illustrations throughout. View more info

The Russian Revolution

By: Moorehead, Alan

Price: £5.67

Publisher: London, Readers Union / Collins with Hamish Hamilton: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 11169

Condition: Very Good


Size 7¾" x 4½", 272 pages. Red hard cover with black titles to the spine, top page edge red. Condition very good/near fine, corners very slightly rubbed, else fine. Illustrated with black and white photographs. View more info

The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland; with A View of the Primary Causes and Movements of the Thirty Years' War.

By: Motley John Lothrop

Price: £54.53

Publisher: Albemarle Street, London, John Murray: 1875

Seller ID: 11715

Condition: Very Good


Complete in 2 Volumes . 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Maroon cloth with decorative gilt blindstamping on cover and spine,with gold lettering to spine, pages uncut in both volumes. Book Condition Very Good, spine faded, slightly rubbed at ends, some foxing to end papers and title pages of both volumes, occasional minor marginal marks, occasional spotting. Vol 1 446 pages, Vol 2 545 pages, with Plates. View more info

History of the Netherlands; From the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Years' Truce - 1609.

By: Motley John Lothrop

Price: £85.20

Publisher: Albemarle Street, London, John Murray: 1876

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 11716

Condition: Very Good


Four Volumes Complete 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Original Maroon cloth with decorative gilt blindstamping on cover and spine, with gold lettering to spine, pages uncut. Book Condition Very Good, spine faded, cloth slightly rubbed, pages edge foxed, very light occasional foxing else pages very clean. Vol 1 with foldout map in fine condition, frontis to each volume. Vol 4 has 32 page catalogue of John Murray. View more info

Roman Britain

By: R G Collingwood

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1953

Seller ID: 00343

Condition: Good


Size 5" x 7.4" tall,craem dustjacket with blue title and author to front and spine,in good condition,pastedown has small sticker to top corner and pastedowns and endpapers have some age browning,160 pages with illustrations, all pages clean,large pull out map attached to spine at the back,not price clipped. View more info

Critica Historico-Chronologica in Annales Eminentmi et Reverendmi Caesaris Cardinalis Baronii, Illustrissimi & Reverendissimi Henrici Spondani Appamiarum Episcopi, Ejus Epitomatoris, Ordine Servato: In Qua Rerum Narratio Defenditur, Illustratur, Suppletur

By: R. P. Antonio Pagi

Price: £594.00

Publisher: Lutetiae Parisiorum, Via Jacobaea, Sub Sole Aureo., Apud Viduam Edmundi Martin, Joannem Boudot, & Stephen Martin,: 1689

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11685

Condition: Very Good


Elephant Folio, Size 15" x 9.5". Contemporary binding of mid brown calf, six gilded raised bands to the spine, gilt titles in the second & heavy gilt decoration in the other compartments. Page edges speckled blue and red. Half title present. Title page with an elaborate woodcut vignette including books open & on a shelf and a young lady's face. Condition very good plus, corners/edges rubbed, a couple of minor marks to cover, leather chipped/cracked at the head/foot of the spine. Internal condition near fine, small monastery library inscription in margin of title dated 1713 else free of... View more info

Southey's Life of Nelson

By: Southey. Edited with an Introduction By Michael MacMillan, B. A. Oxon.

Price: £5.67

Publisher: London, London. MacMillan and Co., Limited. New York: The MacMillan Company: 1900

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10392

Condition: Good


Size 7" x 4½" 376 pages. Brown cloth covered boards with black stamped titles and emblem on front cover and spine. Condition good, the cover is rather grubby all over the cloth at the top of the spine is a bit tatty, contents clean, complete, intact. With illustrations of battle plans and a nice engraving of HMS Victory. View more info

Rose of Claremont, or Daughter, Wife & Mother. 2 Volumes

By: Ward, Catherine G.

Price: £18.41

Publisher: London, London; Published By J. Tallis: 1821

Seller ID: 10450

Condition: Fair


No date c.1821-1825. 8¼" x 5" Tan leather covers with tooled lattice on the covers and frame of gilt dentelles, red speckled page edges. Lovely engravings throughout each volume including frontispiece and decorative title page in each. Condition fair. Both spines have lost their leather, the front board of volume I is detatched, there is foxing in each volume, mainly in the prelims, title, frontispiece, endpapers, pretty clean throughout the rest of the books. Scarce biography of Princess Charlotte. View more info

The Eighteenth Century Background. Studies on the Idea of Nature in the Thought of the Period

By: Willey, Basil

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1974

Seller ID: 10270

Condition: Good


Size 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" 302 pages. Taupe cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Condition Very good, ex-library, a few stamps on prelims else fine. View more info