Garden City: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1970. Hardcover. Very good in very good minus white illustrated dust jacket. Minor rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. Chipping to head of spine and small closed tear to bottom edge of rear panel. Interior is pristine with frontis. Index, 367 pages. 20th Century England. ENG/1103. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
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London: Robert Hale, (1990). Hardcover. 1st Edition. Near fine in a very good black illustrated dust jacket with pink and black title to front panel and pink title to spine. Jacket is bumped and creased at bottom of spine. Tells the story of old London from Roman times through the 18th century. Illustrated throughout. 288 pages. England. ENG/8052. Near Fine / Very Good.
London: Printed by T.H. for Richard Chiswell, J. Churchill, 1679, 1683, 1715. Hardcover. Written by Scottish philosopher and historian Gilbert Burnet (1643 - 1715), this was considered to be the standard reference on this subject for over a century. The Parliament of England voted to formally thank Burnet after he published the first volume and he was later awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Oxford University. Three volumes bound in full black morocco with gilt decoration, raised bands, and title labels reading "Burnet's Historical Works" to spines. Gilt emblems reading "Honi soit qui mal y pense" (a French saying that translates to: "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it") to front and rear boards of all volumes. This was the motto of the Order of the Garter, which Burnet became the Chancellor of in 1689. He served as the Bishop of Salisbury for the order from 1689 to 1715. Gilt rules to boards and dentelles. Full gilt edges to all volumes. Long cracks to front and rear boards of first volume, but boards remain attached. Chipping and wear to spine ends, edges, hinges, spine bands, and corners of all volumes. Minor rubbing to boards and to gilt emblems. Bookplates of William Pochin, Barkly Hall, Leichester, Lynden Bonnie Evans, and Blanche Guthrie Miller to endpapers. Previous ownership stamp "Withrow" and name "Mary Guthrie Miller Naquin" in pen to front endpapers, dated 1966. Another previous owner's name in pen to top margin of title page of volume two. William Pochin (1731 - 1798) was a member of the English Parliament and held the office of sheriff of Leichester from 1756-7. Illustrated title page plus seven plates to first volume, illustrated title pages plus eight plates to second volume, five plates to supplement. Interiors are clean overall with occasional smudge marks and spots of soiling. Volume I: Progress Made in it during the Reign of K. Henry the VII, 368 pages; Volume II: of the Progress made in it till the Settlement of it in the beginning of Q. Elizabeth Reign, 416 pages; Volumes III: Supplement, 426 plus a table of records and papers. An oversized, heavy set that may require an extra shipping fee. REL/032119. Very Good.
San Francisco: Cameron and Company, (1980). Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Near fine in very good white illustrated dust jacket with gilt title to front panel and black title to spine. Minor rubbing and one small closed tear to rear panel of dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright and filled with full color photographic illustrations. 159 pages. ENGHIS/030712. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
New York: Farar, Straus & Company, (1964). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. A few light spots of soiling to exterior. Previous owner's name to front paste down. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 466 pages. English History. ENGHIST05/0522. Very Good.
New York: G. P. Putnam and Co., 1853. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Spine faded and minor wear to edges and corners. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Moderate foxing to first and last few pages and sporatic foxing throughout the rest of the book. Text is bright. 277 pages. English History. ENG2/2042. Very Good.
New York: British Heritage Press, 1983. Hardcover. Fine blue cloth 4to., bright gilt title to cover and spine. In mint pictorial d.j. Interior is beautiful, clean and tight. Profusely illustrated; double columned text. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown ep. Index, 320 pp. English History. ENG/6063. Fine.
New York: John Lane Company, 1913. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in grey cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Minor rubbing to front board, edges, and hinges. Top edge gilt. Light sporatic foxing throughout. Binding cracked but tight. 247pages , plus approximately 20 pages of ads. English History. ENG105310. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. 5th Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light wear to spine ends and few small spots of discoloration to rear board and spine. Interior is clean and bright with tight binding. 434 pages. English History. ENG108231. Very Good+.
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1962. Paperback. Includes laid in three page typed report with pencil annotations from a Conservative Agricultural Committee M.P's Fowl Pest Report meeting, which began in 1960 and wasn't "signed" until 1962. Bound in blue paper wrappers with black title to front cover and handwritten black title to spine panel. Minor wear to covers and previous owner's name to top of front cover. Some underlining in pencil to text. Includes two fold-out charts. 108 pages. ENG/091015. Very Good.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1953). Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Interior is clean and bright. White and grey price clipped dust jacket with black and red title to front and spine panels. Browning to spine panel and top edge of front panel and minor soiling to dust jacket. Index, 224 pages. ENGHIS/070716. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York and London: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Dark blue cloth backed light blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light browning to spine. First edition. Profusely illustrated with more than 100 black and white drawings and photographs accompanied by extensive notes. Index, 410 pages. English History. ENGHIS15/062699. Very Good+.
New York: John Wiley's Sons, 1883. Hardcover. Small quarto. Very Good in original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Corners a bit bumped and rubbed, light rubbing to spine ends, owner name on front pastedown. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Includes lovely frontispiece etching with intact tissue guard. 152 pages. English History. ENG1/05221. Very Good.
London: Oriel Press, 1987. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper covered boards with silver title to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Blue, white, and black illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Slight yellowing to top edge of dust jacket. Index 191 pages. English History. ENGHIS09/071099. Fine / Near Fine.
Chippenham, Bath, London: R.F. Houlston, Houlston & Sons, 1894. Hardcover. The History of Chippenham begins with the founding of the land around 700 AD and it's first mention by name in history - 853 AD - at which time it was the site of the King of Wessex's (King Ethelwulf's) country home. On this date he "celebrated the marriage of his daughter Ethelswitha, with Buthred, King of Mercia, in the Villa Regia, the King's Country House, which is called Chippenham" (page 5). While most of the book details the history of the town through geology, charters, schools, war, plague, trade, etc. - it also includes a list of monuments with inscriptions noted, church records, persons of note, a list of sheriffs from 1163 - 1893, and more. Also - it includes a list of Celtic and Saxon words and expressions in use in the parish of Chippenham and neighboring towns at the time of writing such as "Dunch" meaning dull or stupid, "Ninnyhammer" meaning a simpleton, and "Guzzle" meaning a sink. A fascinating collection of information about this English town and its environs with two illustrations. Bound in the original brown leather boards with modern leather spine. An expert rebacking / restoration with tooled dummy bands on the spine and black leather title label. Marbled endpapers and edges. Minor wear to edges of boards and minor bumping to corners. 248 pages. ENG/122917. Very Good.