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THE LAWS AND CUSTOMS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, AND PRIVILEGES OF THE CITY OF LONDON : CONTAINING THE SEVERAL CHARTERS GRANTED TO THE SAID CITY, FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUERER TO THE PRESENT TIME ETC

By: ----------

Price: £225.00

Publisher: LONDON, R.WITHY & W.GRIFFIN: 1765

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123277

Condition: Very Good


Brown Calf Leather quarter binding with blind ruled bands, gilt blocked title slip and plain gray paper covered boards. Applied two colour head and tail bands. 175 x 115 mm approx. xx + 316 pp. Title continues : the magistrates and officers thereof, and their respective creations, elections, rights , duties, and authorities; the Laws and customs of the City, as the same relate to the persons or estates of the citizens; the nature, jurisdiction, practice and proceedings of the several courts in London and the acts of Parliament concerning ( many trades, professions and institutions of the time... View more info

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PUNCH or the London Charivari VOLUME CXXX11 [ Vol 132 ] Punch Annual 1907

By: -----.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, Published at the Office Bouverie Street: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 11645

Condition: Good


Dated 1907. PUNCH or the London Charivarl VOLUME cxxxii [ vol 132 ][ published by the Bouverie Street Office] January to June 26,1907, Initial 10 pages of Punch Almanack for 1907 followed by 466pp.illustrated all pages .Victorian newspaper humour of the Government & Politics, history[ social history] of the ending of 19th century - begining of the 20th century.[ Maroon boards with bright gilt motif of Mr Punch encircled within decorative black line design, spine dulled evenly to mid-red with clear gilt illus [ Puch/books top - Dog base] & date 1907 June. Gilt all foredge.All pages soundly boun... View more info

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THE NEW SPIES EXPLORING THE FRONTIERS OF ESPIONAGE

By: ADAMS , James , Lecturer US Army & British Special Branch

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, HUTCHINSON: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3956

ISBN: 0091740630

Condition: VG +


H/b+jacket VG+/VG+.1st ed.Two of his books now considered Standard works on International Terriorism & Covert warfare. An extraordinary book that explodes many myrths.380pp. By ex Defence correspondent now Lecturer US Army Defence Intelligence, Special Branch - author of Unnatural Alliance / Financing of Terror etc.- covered the Cold War and the new order struggle gave him unique access to the intelligent community. Hellectures US Army & British Special Branch.Two of his books now considered Standard works on International Terriorism & Covert warfare.[ book - no inscsp, tight binding,minor cor... View more info

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CONFRONTING THE COLOUR LINE The Broken promise of the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago

By: ANDERSON , Alan B , PICKERING , George W ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, / London, The UNIVERSITY of GEORGIA Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119350

ISBN: 0820308439

Condition: Good


Larger format P/b 1986 1st ed.University of Georgia Press.The Broken promise of the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago. 515pp. illustrated 29 b/w plates.A Anderson & G Pickering.[CCO Chicago Freedom Movement] Intro with How this book is organised & Why , Maps, Abbrevs; ackns; set in 3 parts; - The Making of an Issue / The Pursuit of the Issue / The Deepening of the Issue.[ pink/grey P/b Reference/Learning reading copy as numerous [say 1/4 of book] ink line annotaion to the margins.Tight binding, Clean copy.mild edgewear, light crease & top cover lift. PLS See our image View more info

PETER THE GREAT

By: ANDERSON , M S , International History Reader- University London

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London, The Historical Association: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11165

Condition: VG


Paper Back slim Good+, Historical Association Pamphlet no 118 , 20pp. CM MacInnes MA Reader in Imperial History , Bristol University.Address held in Bristol April 1940 - Revised September 1940. [ tight binding but staples rusty , no inscsp / annotaion , paper lightly tanned , covers also lightly tanned edgewear , 1s.1d. View more info

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VIVA LA LIBERTA ! Politics in Opera

By: ARBLASTER , Anthony , Reader in Politics Sheffield University

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London / New York, VERSO/ New Left Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124353

ISBN: 0860913910

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE H/b in like D/j.1st.By the author of Academic Freedom etc.An ambitious and wide ranging book- attempts to disregard, or disparage, opera's politics are at best delusory, at worse a political ploy.An erudite & provocative contribution to musicology; will also be stimulating reading for all those who believe that Opera's vitality has been diminished by its traditional guardians.240x165mm.340pp.[ red cloth black titles, no inscsp.no notable defect, throughout as new] Dust Jacket minor edge-wear shelf-wear, 2 tiny white dots to front. Please see our image of the actual book offered for ... View more info

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BRITISH STATESMEN Britain in Pictures no 13

By: BARKER , Ernest ,

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London, COLLINS: 1942

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 123820

Condition: VG


VG H/b.1942 2nd ed.48pp, with 12 colour plates & 17 b/w illustrations. From Thomas Wolsey born1475 - through to - Churchill born 1874. Britsih government.of yesteryear..[ tight binding, no inscsp. lightly creamed paper ] light edgwear plus small scuff./loss top spine. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

THE IRISH TROUBLES A Generation of Violence 1967 - 1992

By: BELL , J Bowyer , Historian at Columbia University & Institute of War Studies New York

Price: £20.00

Publisher: DUBLIN 8, Gill & Macmillan Ltd: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123240

ISBN: 0717121194

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b.VG D/j.1st.Spine width 60mm.872pp.Based on countless interviews with government officials, military men, IRA leaders, Middle East Arms merchants & smugglers, Sinn Fein militants & Ulster Protestant paramilitaries."It is particularly skilled at demonstrating the fearful internal logic.Among the spate of titles on northern Ireland published since 1985 this extraordinary tomb ranks amongst the very best.Apenetrating treatment - analytically detached & yet historically intimate" 4 Maps [ sand boards 1/4 spine of pale eggshell green, black titles, 2 small marks to base, ink inscsp to... View more info

Image for THE DOTTED RED LINE Britain's Defence Policy in the Modern World

THE DOTTED RED LINE Britain's Defence Policy in the Modern World

By: BLACK , Jeremy , M.B.E. Professor , World-wide Lecturer , Military History Author etc

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Social Affairs Unit: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123128

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE Slim H/b & D/j.J Black Professor of History, Exeter University, graduated from Cambridge with a Starred First. - A World-wide Lecturer. Intro; Historical Note, Further Reading.[ legacy / end of Cold War / Current problems / Future scenarios / conclusions ]red cloth gilt titles, No inscsp. no annotation. no fox paper white, tight binding. no notable defect to book or Dust Jacket, not price clipped.118pp. 220x145mm. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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BOOTHBY Recollections of a Rebel

By: BOOTHBY , Lord

Price: £27.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10306

ISBN: 0091348307

Condition: VG+


SIGNED Copy.H/b+D/j.VG+/VG+.1st ed. Lord Boothby's Memoirs.[Battle of Jutland / European Movement 1950 ] , index , 16 chpts set in 3 Interludes of Churchill , Lloyd George and Musicians & Writers [ includes fascinating material about the personalities involved with The Brains Trust , Free Speech , Face to Face and Any Questions etc.,illustrated 16 b/w plates & 1 Colour Frontis + 2 Letters reproduced in the text from TE Shaw & W Somerset Maugham Estate , Prologue , Epilogue , 2 Appendices.272pp.[ navy cloth + gilt lettering ink Signed & dated by the author only, minor shelf wear.o/w no notable ... View more info

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JUDGE FOR YOURSELF

By: BRISTOW, Sir Peter , Queen's Bench Judge

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, WILLIAM KIMBER: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author.

Seller ID: 8946

ISBN: 0718306163

Condition: VG+


SIGNED Copy.VG+ H/b.VG D/j.1st ed.1986.PLEASE NOTE Abe has used OUR image; Please see Our images of the Actual book offered for sale. Memoirs of a Queens Bench Judge , Sir Peter Bristow, in which he recalls some of his early cases at the Bar - his 6 years in the RAF; and what those experiences taught him. 236pp. 23 b/w photo- plates.[ brown cloth gilt titles, Signed & inscribed by th author; No other inscsp. tight binding, clean throughout] Dust Jacket not price clipped, minor edgewear, sunned titles. View more info

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LIVING HISTORY (THE MEMOIRS OF A GREAT ISRAELI FREEDOM-FIGHTER, SOLDIER, DIPLOMAT AND STATESMAN)

By: CHAIM HERZOG

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, WEIDENFELD AND NICOLSON: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123617

ISBN: 0297819410

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Green Boards with gilt titles, 240 x 165 mm approx. xiv + 448 pp. 16pp of b/w photo. plates. Born in Ireland in 1918 to Ireland's Chief Rabbi in the midst of the violent Irish Revolution, he spent his formative years in the Irish-Jewish ghetto, the ghetto of James Joyce's Leopold Bloom, before being sent to school in Palestine. He returned to fight for Britain in World War II, helping to liberate the German concentration camps, one of the first outside witnesses to the atrocities of the Holocaust. In his role as a British officer he was present for the surrender of Heinrich Himmle... View more info

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CONSERVATIVE SOCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL REFORM 1800 TO 1945

By: CHARLES E. BELLAIRS

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL CENTRE: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120381

Condition: Good


Illustrated card wraps, staplebound, 215 x 140 mm approx. 64pp. Published to mark the centenary of the "Ten Hours Act" of 1847 the booklet is a record of the work of the Conservative Party in the improvement of conditions of life and labour in Britain. Good (Booklet- A little general wear and soiling to covers. 2/- , Previous owner name and date in ink to title page. Paper of book block a little tanned and staples a little rusty with no annotations. (a few errased). Binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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Liberalism in Ninteenth -Century Europe

By: Collins, Irene. Lecturer in History, University of Liverpool.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Routledge and Kegan Paul for The Historical Association: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119025

Condition: Good


Stapled Paper Wraps,215x140mm approx. 26pp. Booklet G.34 of the Historical Association. Good Light general shelf rubbing and liquid splash to front cover which has leached through leaving a lesser stain to title page. A couple of light foxing spots. No other notable defects. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. View more info

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THE QUOTABLE Sensible Words for a New Century

By: COOLIDGE , Calvin , Former US President [ 1872 - 1933 ] , HANNAFORD , Peter , Ed. [ Author & Public Relations / Affairs Consultant ]

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Vermont , US., Images From The Past: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123435

ISBN: 1884592333

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.FINE D/j.States 2001 Copyright.192pp.Small Vol as new. Compiled & edited by P Hannaford.No 6 in his Presidential series .American President Calvin Coolidge believed in , and practiced , lean, direct, clear prose; [ 1872 - 1933 ]Size 190x130. no inscsp. Dust Jacket not price clipped, book as new] Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY 1494 - 1788 A Select Bibliography Helps for Students of History No 68

By: DAVIES , ALUN

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London ., THE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11971

Condition: VG


Paper Back slim VG, Historical Association Pamphlet, Helps for Students of history no 68. 39pp+ 1-1xpp. A select bibliography by A Davies.[ tight binding, clean staples, no inscsp / annotaion , paper lightly tanned , covers also lightly tanned edgewear View more info

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THE SEARCH FOR PEACE

By: DOUGLAS HURD

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 120920

ISBN: 0316640379

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Blue/Grey Paper covered boards with gilt titles to spine. 240 x 195 mm approx. x + 266 pp. Illustrated with many b/w photos and drawing on the author's own experience in the Diplomatic Service and in politics as Foreign Secretary this book focuses on four key events, the Congress of Vienna, the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, the Yalta settlement of 1945 and the collapse of Communism. It also addresses the continuing challenges of Civil War, political genocide and ethnic violence. The copy offered by us is a first edition first printing signed by Douglas Hurd in ink to the title page... View more info

AUSTRALIA ADVANCES

By: DOW , DAVID M , Australian Government Official of Thirteen years

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New York / London, Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1938

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 9176

Condition: VG


H/b+D/j VG/Poor+ .1st ed.1935. 268pp. Maps to end papers. D M Dow , an Australian Government Official of 13 yrs experience, herein corrects many misconceptions ; not neglecting the personalities.[ no inscsp , sound binding , mushroom cloth+ dark brown title to front & spine.fox tanning to spine+ 2mm softness top/tail spine [ Dust Jacket not price clipped , cover paper+foredge fox tanning. edgwear col loss/rub with assoc crease ,small corner losses max top/front 10x4mm. 97%. . now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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CRUDE CONTINENT The Struggle for Africa's Oil Prize ( SIGNED )

By: DUNCAN CLARKE , 40 years Experiece Economy of Africa & 30 Years Experience World Exploration Industry & published / Taught Widely on Global Oil

Price: £29.00

Publisher: LONDON, PROFILE BOOKS: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123947

ISBN: 1846680972

Condition: Near Fine


Red Boards with silver titles to spine, 240 x 160 mm approx. xiv + 674 pp. 8 pp of maps on glossy paper. First Edition 1st printing 2008. The first in depth book on the scramble for oil and gas in the continent of Africa; the flawed and fragile governments, shadowy politicians, warlords, militia, oil executives, financiers, state institutions and myriad "masters" all seeking their piece of the prize. Written by a leading writer on the subject of global oil issues and geopolitics the copy offered by us is signed by Clarke in blue ink to the title page with no other name or insc. Near Fi... View more info

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THE OUTBREAK OF WAR 1914

By: E. F.BENSON

Price: £60.00

Publisher: LONDON, PETER DAVIES: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123566

Condition: Near Fine


Cream Cloth boards with red and gilt blocked titles. 200 x 140 mm approx. 170 pp + 2 of publisher's adverts.Top edge of book block atained Red. Frontis with tissue guard + 7 other b/w illustrations as called for. First Edition 1st printing 1933. One of a series of books published by Peter Davies on historical events of note by prominent authors of the day called "Great Occasions." This one penned by Benson - who's books Dodo and the Mapp and Lucia series brought him most acclaim. The book knits the political events of Europe which were making the daily news with the author's day to day... View more info