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1 Anonymous THE JUBILEE BOOK FOR CHILDREN - to Commemorate 25 Years' Glorious Reign
London The Queensway Press 1935 First Edition Paperback Very Good Folio Savile Lumley; 
Unpaginated. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Light edge and corner wear; the top staple is a bit loose; no interior markings. Twenty-five years of King George the Fifth, commemorated with colour and black and white images. The cover features a painting by Savile Lumley of the king and queen holding their daughter, Princess Elizabeth - later, Queen Elizabeth II. The Contents are: Introduction to King George and Queen Mary; The Royal Family; The Years Before the War; The Great War; and The Reign Goes On. 
Price: 38.45 CDN
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2 Anonymous TORTURE AND PUNISHMENT - Treasures of the Tower
London Department of the Environment - Her Majesty's Stationary Office 1983 0116704446 / 9780116704443 Second Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
20 pp. Staple-bound in glossy pictorial covers. Illustrated with colour plates and black and white illustrations. Light wear at the corners; no interior markings. The Contents are: Treasures from the Tower; The Rack; The Scavenger's Daughter; Manacles and Gauntlets; Warrant for Torture of Guy Fawkes; The Bilboes; Thumbscrews; Shackles; Scold's Bridle or Brank; The Yoeman Gaoler; Tower Green; The Block and Axe; The Execution of the Earl of Strafford; Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat; The Execution of Lady Jane Grey; Execution of the Rebel Lords; Three Execution Swords; and The Gibbet. 
Price: 8.75 CDN
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Philadelphia H. C. Peck and Theo. Bliss 1850 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good- 48mo 
191 pp. Undated, circa 1850. Green boards with a small gilt pictorial on the front panel; decorated in gilt on the spine; gilt edged all round. Wear at the head and foot of the spine; some fading on the spine; hinges tight, gutters intact. Illustrated with line drawings. 
Price: 27.45 CDN
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4 Arnot, R. Page (foreword by W. Ernest Jones; E. Jones; Will Paynter) THE MINERS - In Crisis and War - A History of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain from 1930 Onwards
London George Allen and Unwin 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo A. Mendoza; 
451 pp. Black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks and small chips around the edges; price intact; no interior markings. Colour frontis painting of Robert Smillie - President - Miners' Federation of Great Britain 1912 - 1921 - by A. Mendoza. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: ONE: WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS: Foul Weather; The Owners of the Coal Mines; Crisis and Unemployment; Fallen on Evil Days; M.F.G.B. Ends the Spread-over; To Amend the Minimum Wage Act; Dialectics at Downing Street; Arthur Henderson Gets a Joint Committee; Discussions with the Owners; The Coal Mines Bill; Annual Conference July 20 - 24 1931; The Miners and Unemployment; and Appendix: Labour Party Election Manifesto. TWO: THE DEBACLE: The Gathering Storm; The Financial Crisis; The Dilemma - and its Outcome; The General Election of 1931; New Officers; Hours but not Wages; The Coal Mines Act 1932; Retrospect and Outlook in Mid-summer; Reorganisation; and Appendix: General Election 1931: Results of the Voting in Mining Areas. THREE: UNDER THE COALITION GOVERNMENT: A Long Correspondence; Hunger Marches; Ebby Edward's Programmatic Speech; Correspondence with Ramsay MacDonald; Time-honoured Tactics; A Lively Conference; Rueful Conclusions; Gresford Colliery Disaster; Reports and Debate in Commons; The Prosecutions; Royal Commission on Safety; and Appendix: Principal Colliery Disasters 1914 - 1942. FOUR: THE WAGES CAMPAIGN: Before the Campaign; The Campaign; Action to Enforce Our Demand; The Commencement of Negotiations; The General Election; The Strike Ballot and its Result; Meetings with the Owners; Higher Prices for Coal; The Final Phase; Scarborough Annual Conference 1936; The Wages Problem 1936 - 1939; and Appendices: General Election 1935: Results of the Voting in Mining Areas; M.F.G.B. Statement to the Press - December 9 1935; Statement by the Government - December 19, 1935. FIVE: THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST COMPANY UNIONS: The Fascist Danger; The Struggle Against Spencerism; Past History of the Nottinghamshire Dispute; The Dispute at Harworth Colliery; Special Conference of January 20 1937; High-handed Action by the Police; The Delegates insist on a Ballot; Breaches of the Peace at Harworth; Repugnance to Fusion; Baldwin's Swan Song; Negotiations for Fusion; Harsh Prison Sentences; and Appendix: Terms for the Amalgamation in Nottinghamshire - May 26 1937. SIX: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST FASCISM AND WAR: The Asturias Miners of Spain; Fascism and Spain; The International Brigade; Non-intervention; Non-intervention Denounced; Extraordinary Measures Demanded; The Resolution of the Special Conference; At the Miners' International; Spain and Ourselves; The Orphans of the Spanish Miners; The Miners Support China; Munich; Swansea Annual Conference July 3 1939; and Appendix: List of Resolutions Passed at the Swansea Annual Conference 1939. SEVEN: THIRTY MONTHS OF WAR: The First Effects of the War; A Cost of Living Formula; Output and Man-power; Blackpool Annual Conference 1940; The Growth of the Coal Crisis; M.F.G.B. Plans for the Coal Crisis; Compulsion over Mine-workers; The Attendance Bonus; Climacteric of the War; Nationalisation and/or Control; Non-Unionism; and Appendix: War Additions Agreement March 1940. EIGHT: THE GREENE BOARD: Set-backs at Home and Abroad; The White Paper of June 1942; A Wages Demand; The Award of June 18 1942; The Dual Control of the Industry; The Organisation of the Mining Unions; The Second Front - and India; Further Work of the Greene Board; Fifty Years of Conciliation; and Appendix: Appointment of Board of Investigation. NINE: THE DILEMMA OF DUAL CONTROL: The First Award - Boys' Wages; The Fall in Man-power and Output; Difficulties of Dual Control; A Critical Debate in Parliament; The Porter Award; The Four-year Agreement of April 1944; and Appendices: Heads of Agreement between the Mining Association of Great Britain and the Mineworkers' Federation of Great Britain; National Reference Tribunal Awards. TEN: A SINGLE UNION: The Reorganisation of Sub-Committee Work; The Executive's 1943 Report; At the 1943 Annual Conference; Unavoidable Postponements; The Objects of the Union; The Rules: Membership; How Much Money; and The Ballot Vote; followed by General Appendices: Note on Absenteeism; Table of Membership; Executive Committee Members M.F.G.B 1931 - 1944; with a bibliography and an index. 
Price: 32.95 CDN
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5 Ault, Susan; Workman, Bernard TUDORS AND STUARTS - Time Remembered
Oxford, England Basil Blackwell 1974 0631971602 / 9780631971603 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo J. Yunge-Bateman; 
96 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Profusely illustrated. The Chapters are: The First Tudors; The Elizabethan Age; and Civil War and Later Stuarts. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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6 Bolitho, Hector THEIR MAJESTIES
London Max Parrish 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Only 8vo 
135 pp. Beige cloth with a small gilt pictorial on the front panel; lettered in gilt on the spine; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. Chipping on the corners of the dustjacket with a fragment missing from the upper left of the front panel; price intact; previous owner's name on the front pastedown. Gaining the throne because his older brother, Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry a twice-divorced American socialite, Wallis Simpson, George VI and his queen, Elizabeth, had two children, Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth, and Margaret. The Chapters are: Treat Him as a Cadet; Royal Apprenticeship; Your Undoubted King; The New Elizabethans; and The Gift of Vision. 
Price: 21.95 CDN
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7 Bowood, Richard THE STORY OF OUR CHURCHES AND CATHEDRALS - A Ladybird Achievements Book
England Wills and Hepworth 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 12mo Robert Ayton; 
50 pp. Beige boards with a blue pictorial and blue lettering on the front panel; blue lettering on the spine; endpaper maps. The dustjacket has very minor rubbing at the corners with a short closed tear on the lower right of the front panel; another short tear and some rubbing on the upper front; price intact; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. Dropped in with this are three postcards (only one of which bears writing) from England showing various cathedrals, 1965. Illustrated with line drawings and colour paintings by Robert Ayton. A Ladybird Achievements book, the Contents are: Stories in Stone; Saxon Churches; Saxon Towers; Norman Architecture; Norman Walls and Towers; Triforium and Clerestory; Norman Roofs Crypts and Windows; Early English Architecture; The Flying Buttress; Pillars and Cloisters; The Decorated Period; The Great Lantern of Ely; The Perpendicular Period; Large Windows and Fan Vaulting; Timber Roofs; Fonts Moulding and Gargoyles; Shrines and Tombs; English Renaissance; St Paul's Cathedral; Wren Churches; Eighteenth Century Chapels; The Gothic Revival; Coventry; and The Cathedral of Today. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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Portlaoise, Ireland The Dolmen Press 1980 0851053629 / 9780851053622 First Soft Cover Edition Paperback Very Good 4to Martin Brennan; 
(vii) 120 pp. Oversized softcover. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine and a small scuffed patch on the back cover; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by the author. The Contents are: The Boyne Valley Vision; Silent Stones; The Light Beam Symbol; The Vision of the Triple Spiral; On the Plains of Royal Meath; Burning Water; Confronting the Demon; The Secret of the Stones; Stones of Cycles; The Master Diallers of the New Stone Age; Cycles of Spheres; and The Vision Over the Sacred Isle. 
Price: 54.95 CDN
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9 Briggs, Asa; Macartney, Anne TOYNBEE HALL - The First Hundred Years
London Routledge and Kegan Paul 1984 0710202830 / 9780710202833 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 4to 
(xiii) 208 pp. Burgundy boards lettered in silver on the spine; endpaper maps; illustrated with black and white photographs. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Time and Place: The Victorian Prelude; Samuel Barnett and His Friends 1884 - 1913; Beveridge and After 1903 - 1919; The Mallon Years 1919 - 1954; and Unfinished Agenda 1954 - 1984; followed by Appendix: Wardens and Chairmen of Toynbee Hall; and an index. 
Price: 43.95 CDN
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10 Charlotte - Lady Wake (edited by Lucy Wake) THE REMINISCENCES OF CHARLOTTE - LADY WAKE
Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons 1909 First Edition Hardcover Good Only 8vo 
326 pp. followed by a 32-page catalogue of Blackwood books. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on the front panel and spine; gilt upper edge; blue endpapers; illustrated with black and white plates. Light wear on the corners with a faded spine; chipped at the head of the spine; clipped on the upper right corner of the half-title page; hinges tight, gutters intact. 
Price: 43.95 CDN
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11 Claypole, Jack JAMES BOYCE IS LATE - A Country Schoolroom and Beyond
Belfast, Northern Ireland Friar's Bush Press 1990 0946872333 / 9780946872336 First Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo Barbara Allen; 
164 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside; not store stamped. Watercolour cover art by Barbara Allen. This is the story of life in a small rural school in Northern Ireland just after the second world war. The school facilities and resources were very basic and the children's experiences of the outside world were limited. However, the ingenuity of the teacher and the gentle, co-operative nature of the children make this a story of success rather than frustration. The times sure have changed. The Chapters are: James Boyce Is Late; Kinowla Public Elementary School; Early Days; Widening Horizons; At Home; Around and About; Some Neighbours; Colleagues and Friends; Children Growing Up; Visitors to School; and Goodbye to Kinowla. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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London Faber and Faber 1979 0571114148 / 9780571114146 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Juliet Renny; 
159 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Wraparound dj art by Juliet Renny. The Chapters are: Faint in the East; The View from the Peak; The Unlovely Ladies; The Goodness and the Grace; Nicht Hinauslehnen; The Right Time; The Loftiest Heights; The Stuff to Give 'Em; Dear Old Blighty; A Single Cheer; Ain't We Had Fun; and Twilight in the Woods. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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13 Craton, Michael SINEWS OF EMPIRE - A Short History of British Slavery
New York Anchor Books - Doubleday 1974 0385063393 / 9780385063395 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 
(xxii) 413 pp. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with diagrams and charts. The Chapters are: Origins: The Need; The Supply. Organization: Over-all Pattern of the Slave Trade; Monopoly vs Free Trade; West Africa; Middle Passage; Destinations. Slaves in the Economy: Slave-trading Profits; Employment; Plantation Capitalization and Profits; Colonial Slavery and the Metropolis. Slave Society: Caste; Attitudes and the Law; Slave Conditions; The Creole Whites; Creolization of the Slaves; Alienation and Accomodation. Mounting Attack and Rearguard Action: Outline of the Debate; The Roots of Opposition; Abolition - the Parliamentary Campaign; From Abolition to Emancipation; Apprenticeship 1834 - 1838. Aftermath and Legacies: The Fading Impulse of Philanthropy; The Colonial Freedmen - Optimism 1838 - 1846; The Colonial Freedmen - Decline 1846 - 1945; Lingering Traces; and Present and Future; followed by an index. 
Price: 20.85 CDN
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14 Crossley, F. H. THE ENGLISH ABBEY
London B. T. Batsford 1962 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
192 pp. Batsford Book 17. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside; some darkening on the inside of the covers. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: Monasticism and the Orders; The Convent: Organization and Personnel; The Fabric of the Monastery; Daily Life; Financial Administration; Building Operations; Monasteries and Society; and The Suppression and After; followed by Appendix: County List of the More Important Remains of Medieval Religious Houses; and an index. 
Price: 5.45 CDN
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15 Dawson, Richard RED TERROR AND GREEN
London NEL - New English Library 1972 0450012611 / 9780450012617 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
156 pp. Light wear on the corners with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. Essential reading for a full understanding of Ireland's troubled heritage. This is a crucial book for anyone who wishes to trace the roots of the Irish problem that has taken so many lives... The Contents are: Ireland Changes Her Mind; Idealism Awakes; Sinn Fein; Enter James Connolly; Labour and the Union; The Revolutionary Movement; The Nineteenth Century; Stormy Petrels; Undercurrents; Arms and the Man; Privy Conspiracy and Rebellion; Makers of Mischief; The Bolshevik Alliance; A State of War; and Conclusions. 
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16 Dickson, Lovat THE HOUSE OF WORDS
London Macmillan and Company 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo Signed by Author
304 pp. Personalised inscription by Lovat Dickson. Red cloth decorated with gilt on the spine. A few short nicks and tears with associated creasing along the edges of the dustjacket; price clipped; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. 
Price: 27.45 CDN
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York, England A. Ward 1768 First Edition Hardcover Good Only 12mo 
136 pp. Bound in full leather. Worn around the edges and on the panels; some darkening around the edges of the edges of the text block; no writing and or scoring; hinges tight, gutters intact. Illustrated with fold-out copper plates. No author credit is actually given here; it was only subsequent editions that attributed it to Francis Drake. This appears to have been re-bound at least once; the amount of wear suggests it was last done in the 1800s. 
Price: 274.95 CDN
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London Rich and Cowan 1953 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Poor 12mo 
280 pp. Black cloth decorated in gilt on the spine; endpaper maps. Illustrated with sepia plates. The dustjacket is chipped, torn and worn; price intact; two stains on the first blank page; no other interior markings; hinges tight, gutters intact. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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19 Franklyn, M. E.; MacAulay, Isobel THE WEARING OF THE TARTAN
Halifax, Nova Scotia Petheric Press 1979 First Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo 
56 pp. Light rubbing on the corners with a crease on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings. The Chapters are: A Brief Historical Sketch on: The Tartan; The Clan; The Plaid; The Kilt. Men's Highland Dress: Bonnets; Jackets; The Plaid; The Kilt; Sporrans; Hose; Shoes; Belts; Weapons. Ladies' Dress: Tartan; Daytime Dress; Evening and Formal Wear. Dress for Children; and Dancers; followed by a glossary and a bibliography. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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20 Gahan, Daniel J. (foreword by Bernard Browne) REBELLION - Ireland in 1798
Dublin, Ireland The O'Brien Press 1998 0862785480 / 9780862785482 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
143 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a faint crease on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. The Chapters are: The Rise of the People 1760 - 1789; The Storm Breaks 1760 - 1794; The United Irishmen and their Plan 1794 - 1797; Bright May Meadows January 1 - May 23 1798; The Rising of the Moon May 24 - 27 1798; The Harrow and Gibbet Rath May 26 - 30 1798; The Boys of Wexford May 31 - June 4 1798; The Darkest Days June 5 - 6 1798; Presbyterian Rebellion and the Attack on Arklow June 7 - 9 1798; Ballynahinch and Limerick Hill June 10 - 16 1798; Lake's Foxhunt June 16 - 22 1798; The Second Wexrod Rising June 22 - July 4 1798; The Long March to Ulster July 5 - 14 1798; The Defeated July 15 - August 22 1798; The French at Last August 22 - September 4 1798; The Last Chance September 4 - 12 1798; and Legacies 1798 - 1998; followed by a chronology and an index. 
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