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Victorian Designs for the Home

By: Charles Newton

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Victoria & Albert Museum: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03921

ISBN: 1851772847

Condition: Near Fine


During the Victoria's reign a wealth of diverse and innovative design was produced, characterised by conflicting desires for tradition and progress. The relationship of design to finished object is explored through both a lively text and many handsome photographs of a wide range of important pieces from the V & A's rich collection. A tight ,clean book View more info

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English Architecture at a Glance.

By: Chatterton Frederick

Price: £7.68

Publisher: London UK, The Architectural Press: 1946

Edition: 5th Edition - 6th impression

Sellers ID: 02017

Condition: Good


The plain light brown boards shows signs of sun fading and markings with light wear to the spine corners. View more info

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Gallantry Medals and Awards of the World

By: Clarke, John D.

Price: £13.55

Publisher: UK, Patrick Stephens Ltd: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03137

ISBN: 1852603038

Condition: Very Good


This detailed analysis of rewards describes and illustrates more than 220 examples from 37 countries. Dates of establishment of each award are given, together with a brief insight into the requirements for the bestowal of each and a clearly detailed description of both medal and ribbon. With copious illustrations of the awards, some in colour, this book provides a unique record of how different nations recognise outstanding military and civil gallantry. There is a small ... View more info

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Villages of Britain. The 500 Villages that made the Countryside.

By: Clive Aslet

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03679

ISBN: 1408883716

Condition: Near Fine


In Clive Aslet's compendium of five hundred English, Welsh and Scottish villages, each one has been chosen to put a single aspect of rural Britain under the spotlight: a country poet, a way of building, an agricultural innovation, a horrible death, a rare survival, or an exceptional person or event. Aslet revels in local history an anecdote, but also explores the villages as they are today. There are some marks to the fore edge of the text block. otherwise a near fine co... View more info

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The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857

By: Dalrymple,William

Price: £13.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03578

ISBN: 074758639X

Condition: Fine


The Last Mughal is a portrait of the dazzling Delhi Zafar personified, the story of the last days of the great Mughal capital and its final destruction in the catastrophe of 1887. William Daylrymple's powerful retelling of the fateful course of events is shaped from groundbreaking material. The D/W shows light scratching to the front black panel. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Fleet Battle and Blockade: The French Revolutionary War 1793-1797 (Caxton pictorial histories)

By: Gardiner, Robert

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Caxton Editions: 2004

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03476

ISBN: 184067363X

Condition: Near Fine


This volume is the first of five covering the whole of the French Revolutionary, Napoleonic and 1812 Wars based on contemporary images, a series depicting the reality of warfare under sail in a depth never previously attained. The D/J has a little edgewear and a small mark to its leading edge. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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The Dreadful Judgement

By: Hanson, Neil

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Doubleday: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03609

ISBN: 0385601344

Condition: Fine


Meticulously researched, vividly written, this astonishing true story of one of the most famous yet least understood events in history casts fresh light on the shadowy background to the Great Fire, and brings to startling life the power of one of mankind's oldest , most implacable enemies. We have covered this book in a removable protective plastic cover which will come with the book. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The King's Glass: A Story of Tudor Power and Secret Art

By: Hicks, Carola

Price: £10.84

Publisher: UK., Chatto & Windus: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02859

ISBN: 0701179929

Condition: Very Good


Each year more than 250,000 people visit the chapel of King's College, cambridge, one of Europe's best known buildings. This book tells the untold story of the chapel's crowning glory, its stained glass windows and of the people who created them - the triumphant culmination of a project completed despite years of wars, the death of kings and violent religious conflict. There is some light creasing to the DJ. PLEASE NOTE: International economy shipping to world zones 1 ... View more info

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English Manor Houses.

By: Hugh Montgomery - Massingbred & Christopher Simon Sykes

Price: £266.53

Publisher: London, Lawrence King: 2001

Edition: First Editon

Sellers ID: 00992

ISBN: 1856692221

Condition: Very Good


This book is signed with a small dedication by the author and is filled with 300 colour photographs of Manor Houses, a delight to look at. View more info

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The Oxford History of England: The Fifteenth Century 1399-1485

By: Jacob. E.F.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., The Oxford University Press: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03208

Condition: Good


In recent years historians of Lancastrian and Yorkist England have paid increasing attention to its society and institutions. This work aims at a restatement under narrative form of English history in the light of this study. The text block is spotted and tanned and a little grubby. The D/W although protected by a plastic cover is faded and grubby especially down the spine, it is also priced-clipped. View more info

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X-Craft Versus Tirpitz: The Mystery of the Missing X5

By: Jacobsen, Alf

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK., Sutton Publishing: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02506

ISBN: 075094112X

Condition: Very Good


Award winning journalist Alf Jacobsen relates one of the most incredible tales of the Second World War, when Royal Navy X-craft midget submarines attacked the mighty German battleship Turpitz planting high explosives beneath the keel as it lay in the fjords of northern Norway. X5 and her crew were never heard of again, and were thought to have failed in their operation, but new evidence by Jacobsen may point to them actually succeeding in their mission. This book is a f... View more info

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Shadows Of The Workhouse

By: Jennifer Worth

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2008

Edition: 6th Edition

Sellers ID: 03765

ISBN: 0297853260

Condition: Near Fine


Jennifer Worth, is indeed a natural storyteller and her detailed account of being a midwife in London's East End is gripping, moving and convincing from beginning to end ... a powerful evocation of a long-gone world. The d/w has been priced clipped. View more info

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Forgotten Battle: Torrington 1646

By: John Wardman

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Fire & Steel Ltd: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03769

ISBN: 095267260X

Condition: Near Fine


This book has been published to mark the 350th Anniversary of the Battle of Torrington. It tells the history of the last major battle of the English Civil War1642-1646 and the campaign of 1645-46 throughout the South West The d/w shows creasing to the top edge and the top of the text block is lightly speckled. View more info

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Attila the Hun: Barbarian Terror and the Fall of the Roman Empire

By: Kelly,Christopher

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bodley Head: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03435

ISBN: 0224076760

Condition: Fine


Challenging our own ideas about Huns and Romans, imperialism and civilisation, barbarians and superpowers, this is the absorbing story of an extraordinary and complex individual who helped to bring down an empire and forced the map of Europe to be redrawn forever. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

Larkhill's Wartime Locators: Royal Artillery Survey in the Second World War

By: Massimo Mangilli-Climpson

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03776

ISBN: 1844155145

Condition: Very Good


Larkhill's Wartime Locators, which as been supported by the Royal Artillery Historical Society and the Defence Surveyors Association, is the first complete study of artillery survey in the Second World War, and often neglected but vital aspect of gunnery. Illustrated with photographs and line drawn maps. The D/W shows signs of edges wear and creasing and there is a small tear at the base of the spine. View more info

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France Romane XIe Siecle

By: Oursel Raymond

Price: £45.18

Publisher: Zodiaque: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 01534

ISBN: 2736901711

Condition: Very Good


This book is written in french throughout and is full of colour and black and white photographs.It comes in a slipcase. View more info

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A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of World War 2

By: Paddy Ashdown

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03701

ISBN: 1845137019

Condition: Fine


Paddy Ashdown has tracked down surviving witnesses and consulted previously unseen archives in Britain, France and Germany to produce a truly gripping narrative of this daring mission. There is light wear to the front of the D/W. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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Hope and Glory: Britain 1900-1990

By: Peter Clarke

Price: £12.20

Publisher: UK, Viking Adult: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03735

ISBN: 0713990716

Condition: Fine


Hope and Glory, explains the political changers that transformed Britain. It gives a clear account of the course of party leaders as Joseph Chamberlain, David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillan and Margaret Thatcher. It shows too how the outlook of ordinary people made a difference as, with the coming of an equal suffrage for men and women, democratic elections made and unmade Governments. The D/W shows light wear to its front and back panels. A good, clea... View more info

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Sacheverell Sitwell's England

By: Raeburn Michael ( Editor )

Price: £11.30

Publisher: London, Orbis Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00216

ISBN: 0856135089

Condition: Very Good


Sacheverell Sitwell, as a poet or a writer of prose, is one of the most individual stylists in English letters this century, and his descriptive works on art and architecture, written during a liftime of travelling, have made him a notable influence on taste since the 1920s. This is a first edition hardback copy with a D/W in V/G condition due to rippling at the top and some scratching to the back.and wearing to the corners. View more info

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The Royal Berkshire Hospital 1839-1989

By: Railton Margat

Price: £9.03

Publisher: London, Marshall Barr: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 01294

ISBN: 0951437305

Condition: Very Good


Several dedications and christmas wishes inthe book and has had the price cut as an oblong on lower flap. View more info