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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. 
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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 Soft Cover Very Good Ephemera 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. 
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3 Anonymous. FAMOUS MEN OF BRITAIN
Philadelphia H. C. Peck and Theo. Bliss 1850 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good- 48mo 
(vii) 191 pp. Undated miniature, 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. The Contents are: Introduction; Augustin, First Archbishop of Canterbury; Venerable Bede; Egbert; Alfred the Great; Canute; Edward the Confessor; Harold; Thomas-a-Becket; Roger Bacon; Bruce and Baliol; Sir William Wallace; Edward the Black Prince; John Wickliffe; John of Gaunt - or Ghent - Duke of Lancaster; Geoffrey Chaucer; William Caxton; Cardinal Pole; Gardiner and Bonner; Simnel and Warbeck; Sebastian Cabot; Sir Thomas More; Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex; Archbishop Cranmer; John Knox; Hooper, Ridley, and Latimer; Sir Thomas Gresham; William Shakspeare (Shakespeare); Hawkins, Drake and Frobisher; Sir Walter Raleigh; Lord Bacon; Prince Rupert; John Hampden; John Milton; Admiral Blake; General Monk, Duke of Albemarle; Robert Boyle; John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough; Sir Christopher Wren; Sir Isaac Newton; The Pretenders; Colonel Gardiner; James Brindley; Alexander Selkirk; Captain Cook; James Watt; and John Howard. 
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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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8 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. 
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9 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 8 black and white plates, all present and accounted for. 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. Born on June 9, 1800, the daughter of Craufurd and Susan Tait. In 1822 she married Charles Wake, son of Sir William Wake, a descendent of Hereward the Wake, the Saxon hero, whom he succeeded in 1847. Her brother, Archibald, became the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Contents are: Preface by Lucy Wake; Forefathers of the Taits; Cumlodden - Harviestoun; Little Ilay's LimbParalysed; Summer at Harviestoun; Our Mother's Death; Winter in Edinburgh - Sir Walter Scott; Campbell and Archie Under the Whitworth Doctors - My First Season in London; Campbell's Death; George IV's Coronation; My Marriage to Charles Wake; Tapton Grove; Castle Campbell; Our Journey to France - Revolution of 1830; Kinrara; Or Father's Death; Powick Court - Switzerland; Our Return to England; Sir William Wake's Death; The Crimean War; The Dean's Life at Carlisle; The Bishop's Work in London; The Indian Mutiny; The Bishop's Visit to Rannoch; Sir Charles Wake's Death; Life at Fulham and the Garden Parties - Archbishopric of Canterbury; Addington - Archbishop's Illness at Stonehouse - Franco Prussian War; Lord Brougham's Villa at Cannes; Lambeth and Addington 1882 - Last Illness and Death of the Archbishop; Lady Wake's Interviews and Correspondence with Queen Victoria. 
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10 Cole, J. A. THE VIEW FROM THE PEAK
London Faber and Faber 1979 0571114148 / 9780571114146 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 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. An exploration of some woods by an estate near London, a study of the locals through their gathering place. 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. 
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11 Courtauld, George (editor) THE POCKET BOOK OF BRITISH PATRIOTISM - The History of Great Britain and the World
New York Sterling Publishing 2005 1402728352 / 9781402728358 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Author's First Book 8vo 
62 pp. White boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. In late November 2004, a little self-published book called The Pocket Book of Patriotism created a publishing sensation in the United Kingdom. Rejected by every major British publisher because "patriotism is an obsolete concept," this book nevertheless sold 140,000 copies in just over a month. Who was Admiral Lord Nelson? Who were the Plantagenets? When did Henry VIII behead Anne Boleyn? When was Bloody Sunday in Ireland? When was the Book of Kells produced? It's all here and more. 
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12 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. 
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13 Duke, Winifred IN THE STEPS OF BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE
London Rich and Cowan 1953 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Only 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. Rough dustjacket over a great book about the rising of 1745, Prince Charles Edward's desperate venture to regain the throne for the Stuarts. Here, we follow Bonnie Prince Charlie from the moment of his landing in Scotland to the last years of his dreary exile in France and Rome, after losing his great stake but winning a nation's devotion. 
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14 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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15 Glover, Brian BREWING FOR VICTORY - Brewers, Beer and Pubs in World War II
Cambridge, England The Lutterworth Press 1995 071882928X / 9780718829285 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xi) 179 pp. Red boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. The Contents are: Enemy Behind the Lines; Blockhouse on the Home Front; Nation's Liquid Asset; The Blitz; Pubs in the Front Line; Miracle in the Mash Tun; No Beer Today; Better than Bullets; Davy Jones' Delight; Brewing Under the Jackboot; and The Pint in Peace; followed by an index. 
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16 Goldberg, P. J. P. (editor) (P. J. P. Goldberg; Richard M. Smith; P. P. A. Biller; Helena Graham; Rowena E. Archer; P. H. Cullum; Roberta Gilchrist) WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL ENGLISH SOCIETY
Gloucestershire, England Sutton Publishing 1997 0750916400 / 9780750916400 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xvii) 229 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with maps and charts. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The dustjacket features a detail from MS. Bodl - 764 - courtesy of The Bodleian Library, Oxford. The Contents are: Marriage Migration and Servanthood: The York Cause Paper Evidence by P. J. P. Goldberg; Geographical Diversity in the Resort to Marriage in Late Medieval Europe: Work Reputation and Unmarried Females in the Household Formation Systems of Northern and Southern Europe by Richard M. Smith; Marriage Patters and Women's Lives: A Sketch of a Pastoral Geography by P. P. A. Biller; For Better or Worse - Marriage and Economic Opportunity for Women in Town and Country by P. J. P. Goldberg; A Woman's Work - Labour and Gender in the Late Medieval Countryside by Helena Graham; How Ladies Who Live on Their Manors Ought to Manage Their Households and Estates: Women as Landholders and Administrators in the Later Middle Ages by Rowena E. Archer; And Hir Name Was Charite - Charitable Giving by and for Women in Late Medieval Yorkshire by P. H. Cullum; and Blessed Art Thou Among Women: The Archeology of Female Piety by Roberta Gilchrist; followed by an index. 
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17 Guedall, Philip THE DUKE - Arthur Wellesley - Duke of Wellington
London Wordsworth Editions - Wordsworth Military Library 1997 1853266795 / 9781853266799 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo William Derby; 
523 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The cover features The Duke of Wellington by William Derby. The Chapters are: The Education of Arthur Wesley; Sepoy General; Dublin Castle; Peninsular; 1815; Occupied Territory; The Cabinet; Prime Minister; Rearguard Action; and Apotheosis; followed by Authorities and the index. 
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18 Hadley, William (edited by Sir Arthur T. Quiller-Couch) THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY - The Englishman Series
London J. M. Dent and Sons 1926 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good 12mo Adrian de Friston; 
(viii) 214 pp. Blue cloth decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine; endpaper maps; illustrated with line drawings by Adrian de Friston. Light wear on the corners with some minor fading on the spine; hinges tight, gutters intact; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper; no dustjacket. The Chapters are: Political Life in the Fifteenth Century: The Beginning of the Lancastrian Dynasty - Henvry IV; Victory in France under Henry V; Defeat in France under Henry VI; Events in England Leading to the Wars of the Roses; The Wars of the Roses; Peace at Home and Discoveries Abroad. Social Life in the Fifteenth Century: The Englishman's House; His Family; His Meals; His Dress; His Health; His Children's Education; His Books; The Englishman at Work; The Englishman at Play; The Englishman in the Town; The Englishman in the Country; His Church and His Clergy; The Englishman at Law; The Englishman on a Journey; The Englishman on the Sea; The Englishman at War; His Attitude to Foreigners and Their Opinion of Him; His Knowledge of the World; and His Literature; followed by a Conclusion. 
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19 Hamilton, Iain SCOTLAND THE BRAVE
London Michael Joseph 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo 
198 pp. Blue tweed cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few short tears around the edges and a small chip from the lower edge of the front panel; price intact. Growing up in Scotland during the 1920s and 1930s, the days of the Scottish Renaissance, Iain Hamilton shows in vivid portraits the spirit of the times and the influences which both moulded his personality and his attitude to his native country. His Highland ancestry and the industrial Clydeside, the tough slum kids and the relatives with countryside farms, the arguments for and against Scottish Nationalism and Communism, and the violent philosophical discussions... 
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20 Harrison, F. THE STORY OF YORK MINSTER
London Herald Printing 1946 Ninth Edition Paperback Very Good Ephemera 12mo 
78 pp. Staple-bound in brown card covers decorated in black. Illustrated with black and white plates and a fold-out floor plan. Light edgewear; no interior markings. The first recorded church on the site of the Cathedral was a building made from wood in the year 627. The Chapters are: Notes for the Visitor; The First Four Churches; The Present Church and Its Glass; The Transept or Cross-arm; The South Transept; The Lantern Tower; The Choir Screen; The North Transept; The Nave; The Chapter House; The Vestibule; The Lady Chapel; The North Aisle of the Choir; The Choir; The Zouche Chapel; The Crypt; The Workmen; The Year 1472; The Exterior; and Conclusion. 
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