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Image for Insurrection in Wales. The Rebellion of the Welsh led by Owen Glyn Dwr (Glendower) against the English Crown in 1400.

Insurrection in Wales. The Rebellion of the Welsh led by Owen Glyn Dwr (Glendower) against the English Crown in 1400.

By: ALLDAY, D. Helen.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Lavenham: Terence Dalton Limited, 1981. 0861380010:

Seller ID: 43226

ISBN: 0861380010

1st edition. "Owen Gly Dwr (Glendower) could claim descent from the princely rulers of Northern Powys and from the royal rulers of Dinefwr in South Wales; educated in England he had fought beside the English in Scotland. But when the fires of rebellion finally ignited and he was proclaimed Prince of Wales by the assembled patriots he accepted the role as his hereditary right..." Pp.xii/182, frontispiece map + 38 black & white illustrations, maps to endpapers. White cloth, dustrapper slightly rubbed with 1cm tear to top front edge. VG/G+. View more info

The Oaken Heart.

By: ALLINGHAM, Margery.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1941.:

Seller ID: 39075

1st edition. "In 1941 she published The Oaken Heart, based on letters written to American friends and shaped into a book at the suggestion of Doubleday, her American publisher. Under a light disguise of fiction, it records the life of D'Arcy House and its neighbourhood as they adapted to war and the threat of invasion. The book was intended to stir America into joining the Allies in the fight against Germany."(MargeryAllinghamorg). Pp.276, owner's name to front free endpaperlight spotting to endpapers and pages slightly toned. Red cloth, dustwrapper has edge tears with small losses but... View more info

The Register of the George Cross. (Revised edition).


Price: £10.00

Publisher: Exeter: BPCC Wheatons Ltd, 1990. 0906324173:

Seller ID: 44461

ISBN: 0906324173

Second edition (revised). "Brief biographical details are given, together with a photograph in most instances, and this book, in addition, contains accounts of the actions in which the awards were won." Pp.151. Blue cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. View more info

Suffragettes in the Purple White & Green. London 1906-14.

By: ATKINSON, Diane.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Museum of London, 1992. 0904818535:

Seller ID: 39769

ISBN: 0904818535

"Purple...stands for freedom and dignity, white stands for purity in private and public is the colour of hope and the emblem of spring" (Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, 1908). "This book examines the largely unrecognised merchandising and image-building skills of the suffragettes, who turned fashion and consumerism to brilliant political advantage." 26.5cms X 19.5cms. Pp.136, many black & white and colour illustrations. Paperback. VG. View more info

Image for Suffragettes (London Connection No.12).

Suffragettes (London Connection No.12).

By: ATKINSON, Diane.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London: Museum of London, 1988. 0904818284:

Seller ID: 44638

ISBN: 0904818284

"A fascinating insight into the dramatic and sometimes violent campaign for Votes for Women waged by the militant members of the women's suffrage movement, the Suffragettes". 20cms x 21cms. Pp.16, illustrated throughout with black & white photos, ownership inkstamp of City of London Police Museum to bottom of final page. Illustrated card covers. G+. View more info

Historical Interpretation: Sources of English Medieval History, 1066 - 1540.


Price: £4.00

Publisher: Middlesex: Pelican Books, 1965.:

Seller ID: 12270

1st ed. "J.J.Bagley's original contribution offers the general reader the chance to accompany the historian on the whole fascinating voyage of detection and discovery which is his profession". Pp.285, pages slightly toned. P/b.G+. View more info

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A History of The Worshipful Company of Farmers. The First Fifty Years 1952-2002.

By: BERLIN, Michael.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chichester: Phillimore, 2001. 1860771696:

Seller ID: 41266

ISBN: 1860771696

1st edition. Limited edition of 1000 of which this is No.43. "Its late foundation, by comparison with related companies such as the Butchers, Poulters and Woolmen, probably relates to the lack of business interests by farmers in the City of London. This changed after the Second World War, when the Chairman's Committee of the Agricultural Fund of the British Red Cross and the Society of St John decided to establish 'The Company of Agriculturists', later known as the Farmers of the City of London, with a Grant of Livery on 10 June 1952." 25cms x 19cms. Pp.xiv/114, 4 colour photo plates + 52 bla... View more info

Tudor England.


Price: £4.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981.:

Seller ID: 11309

"Takes the reader back to the sixteenth century...the excitement of living history with a future still to be made." Pp, 319, slightly toned pages. P/b, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Private Words. Letters and Diaries from the Second World War.

By: BLYTHE, Ronald.:

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London: Viking, 1991.:

Seller ID: 22571

1st ed. "... This is a really marvellous compilation of letters which, for those of us who endured, braved and survived that amazing period, captures exactly the very essence of courage and quiet good humour which got us through." Pp. 310. Green cloth, portrait illustrated d/w. VG/VG. View more info



Price: £35.00

Publisher: Birmingham: The Publications Department, Bournville, nd.(c.1940s?).:

Seller ID: 40585

A vintage guide round the Cadbury's Bournville factory, looking at the work and leisure of the workers who were housed in the Model Village. The booklet shows a day in the life of the factory - at the time, the largest chocolate and cocoa making factory in the world. "If the place where we work is fresh and bright and airy, the people healthy and cheerful, the work as interesting as it can be made, it is bound to show in the goods we produce. This - which the world is beginning to realise to-day - was realised a long time ago by Cadburys. They took what was then an extraordinary step. They... View more info

England. A Portrait.

By: BOWLE, John.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Readers Union, 1968.:

Seller ID: 12476

1st Readers Union ed. An historical portrait of England. Pp. 9/262. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w with slight chippings to spine and edges. VG/G. View more info

Georgian London. Discovering London. 6

By: BRECHIN, Derek.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London: Macdonald, 1969.:

Seller ID: 28814

1st ed. "How to find the London of Queen Anne and the first two Georges in present-day London". Pp.110, some b/w illustrations. P/b, illustrated cover slightly rubbed. G+. View more info

Gladstone's Boswell: Late Victorian Conversations. (By Lionel A. Tollemache and other documents.)

By: BRIGGS, Asa. (Editor).:

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Sussex: The Harvester Press, 1984.:

Seller ID: 15834

1st ed. Introduced and edited by Asa Briggs. "... is a text of central importance not only for students of the great Liberal Prime Minister but for anyone interested in the ideas and attitudes of the Victorians." Pp. 25/229, portrait frontis., 2 b/w illustrations. Dark brown cloth, gilt title to spine, portrait illustrated d/w slightly creased at edges. VG/G+. View more info


By: BRIGGS, Asa.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London: George Philip & Son. 1951.:

Seller ID: 26147

"A year of national festival, the climax of early Victorian England, the turning point of the century. It was also a year of political uncertainty and ministerial instability". Pp 28. P/b, slight rusting to staples. G+. View more info

England's Hour. (Signed).


Price: £120.00

Publisher: London: Macmillan & Co.Ltd, 1941.:

Seller ID: 45030

1st edition. A vivid impression by the author of "Testament of Youth" of civilian life under fire. Pp.xviii/301, frontispiece + 7 further black & white photo plates, inscribed by the author "Inscribed for Edith Freeman with greetings & best wishes. Vera Brittain. February 17th 1941" to front free endpaper, slight toning to front free endpaper. Red cloth, bleached to top of spine affecting title and also to base of spine. Dustwrapper darkened and worn with edge losses to top and tail of spine corresponding to bleached areas of boards. G+/Fair. View more info

Meagre Harvest: The Essex Farm Workers' Struggle Against Poverty, 1750-1914.


Price: £8.50

Publisher: Chelmsford: Essex Record Office, 1990. 0900360771:

Seller ID: 33687

ISBN: 0900360771

"Arthur Brown's account of the struggle of the Essex farm worker to achieve a living wage and a measure of dignity and self-respect focuses on the activities of the National Agricultural Labourers Union in Essex from 1872-1894." Pp.252, underlining and notations affecting 5 pages. Paperback, scuffing to spine. Good. View more info

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The Palace of Poor Jack.

By: BULLEN, Frank T.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London: James Nisbet & Co.Limited, 1900.:

Seller ID: 43285

1st edition. The story of the proposed "Sailors' Palace" (built for the British and Foreign Sailor's Society and opened by The Duke of York in 1901) made possible by the philanthropist J.Passmore Edwards. 17cms x 11.5cms. Pp.82, black & white frontispiece + 5 further black & white illustrations, browning to endpapers. Stiif white boards with gilt title and lifebuoy motif to front board, publisher's label (File Copy) to front board, covers a little soiled. G+.** "Sailors from all over the world came to Docklands. Many needed a place to stay while they waited for their ships to be loaded and a n... View more info

Private Vices - Public Virtues. Bawdry in London from Elizabethan Times to the Regency.

By: BURFORD, E.J. and WOTTON, Joy.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London; Robert Hale, 1995. 0709057245:

Seller ID: 41348

ISBN: 0709057245

1st edition. "An exuberant social history of the seamier side of London's life....This is a rampant history of bawds and their various lodgings, from coffee-house to whore-house. It delineates the growth of a sub-culture shaped by the development of the professional pimp and procuress, and details the uneasy relationship of the court and the courtesans." Pp.199, frontispiece + 29 further black & white illustrations. Black cloth, dustwrapper has minor wear to corners and a small tear to the top front corner. VG/G+. View more info

Political Parties in the Reign of William III and Anne: The Evidence of Division Lists.


Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: University of London/ The Athlone Press, 1968.:

Seller ID: 44369

Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, Special Supplement No.7, November 1968. Contents include: The Political Situation in the First Session of the Parliament of 1695-8; A Forecast for the Divisions on the Proposed Council of Trade, 31 January 1695/6; The List on the Price of Guineas; The Attainder of Sir John Fenwick. Pp.viii/72, original card covers bound in to end, date stamp to inside rear cover. Grey cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

England Before Elizabeth.

By: CAM, Helen.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London: Arrow Books, 1961.:

Seller ID: 11154

"English history from the first prehistoric immigrations to the accession of Elizabeth." Pp, 204, 8 sketch maps. P/b. G+. View more info