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Wealth and the Wealthy in the Modern World

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 283pp, index etc
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The Unreformed Local Government System

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 173pp, index etc
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Stealing From the Saracens - How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe

Hurst & Company, London
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The Horse Trade of Tudor and Stuart England

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
8vo in green blocked and gilt embossed light brown faux cloth covered boards, 205pp, bibliography, index etc
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Maschere Grottesche - Tra Manierismo E Rococo

Cantini, Firenze
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 110pp on glossy art paper, bibliography, b/w illustrations in text, mainly very finely printed colour plates. Short text in Italian
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Karl Jaspers - A Biography - Navigations in Truth

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
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The Army of Charles II

Routledge & Keegan Paul, London
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Agincourt - My Family the Battle and the Fight for France (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 326pp, colour plates, index etc. Inscribed to a personal friend and signed by Ranulph Fiennes on the title-page, he has also written his address on the facing blank page.
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Criminal and Victim - Crime and Society in Early Nineteenth Century England

Clarendon Press, Oxford
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 146pp, bibliography, index etc
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Public Finance and Private Wealth - the Career of Sir Stephen Fox 1627 - 1716

Clarendon Press, Oxford
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City Class and Culture - Studies of Cultural Production and Social Policy in Victorian Manchester

Manchester University Press, Manchester
8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 280pp, plates, diagrams, bibliography, index etc
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Reluctant Revolutionaries - Englishmen and the Revolution of 1688 (SIGNED COPY)

Oxford University Press, Oxford
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 267pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by the author (as Bill) to John Styles who is warmly acknowledged in the authors' preface (no other marks or inscriptions)
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Popular Culture and Custom in Nineteenth Century England

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 213pp, index etc
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Reform in the Provinces - the Government of Stuart England

Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 386pp, index
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Crime and Authority in Victorian England

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 321pp, bibliography, index etc
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Class Power and Social Structure in British Nineteenth Century Towns

Leicester University Press
Large 8vo in bright marine blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 222pp, index etc
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Death in Paris - the Records of the Basse-ge?oe De La Seine October 1795 September 1801 Vendemiaire Year Iv Fructidor Year ix

Oxford University Press, Oxford
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 134pp, index etc
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Inspector General - Sir Jeremiah Fitzpatrick and the Politics of Social Reform 1783 - 1802

Croom Helm, London
8vo in black faux leather covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 344pp, bibliography, index etc
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Bound for America - the Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies

Clarendon Press, Oxford
8vo in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 277pp, bibliography, index
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Adolphe Sax 1814 - 1894 - His Life and Legacy (SIGNED COPY)

Egon Publishers, Baldock
1st printing of the first hardcover edition, revised from the 1980 paperback. Large 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 214pp, plates, bibliography, index etc. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf
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Thirteen Days - A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

W W Norton, New York
Large 8vo in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 224pp, plates, index, facsimile end-papers etc. Published to coincide with the authors funeral, which happened before he had time to finish writing this partial (in both senses of the word) tome.
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The Colour of Sculpture 1840 - 1910 (Henry Moore Institute, Leeds 13 December 1996 - 6 April 1997 and Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds / Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam / Wanders, Zwolle
Large, very heavy 4to in dark blue cloth, black lettering to spine and front cover, 277pp on thick art paper, illustrated in colour, index etc. Text in English throughout
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Baba of Karo - A Woman of the Moslim Hausa

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 299pp, portrait frontispiece, one plan in text, folding map at rear
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Keeping On Keeping On (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber / Profile Books, London
2nd Impression. Thick 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 539pp, colour plates, index. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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The Classical Sensibility in Contemporary Painting & Sculpture - with An Original Graphic by Carlo Maria Mariani

Academy Group / Art & Design, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 80pp on thick glossy art paper (some folding), the colour printed Mariani graphic is done on stiff card perforated at the spine margin
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Long Walk to Freedom - the Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (SIGNED COPY)

Macdonald Purnell, Randburg
3rd printing. Thick, heavy 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 630pp, plates, index, map end-papers. This copy was signed and dated by Nelson Mandela, on the title-page, during a reception in South Africa House in London on 12th June 1996 whilst on his first state visit to Britain. It was subsequently given to the previous owner, who could not attend the reception, by the South African High Commissioner, Mendi Msimang
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George Orwell - A Bibliography

St Paul's Bibliographies, Winchester / Oak Knoll Press, New Castle
Thick, heavy 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 426pp, index etc
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The Late Republican Villa At Posto Francolise - Report of An Excavation by the Institute of Fine Arts New York University and the British School of Rome

British School At Rome
4to in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 200pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc., 18pp plates and 3 large folding plans at rear (collated complete). ISSN 0307-2762
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The Annals of Hampstead (First Limited and Signed Edition 3 Volumes Complete)

Adam and Charles Black, London
Three uniformly bound volumes, in decoratively embossed navy blue buckram, all page-block edges gilt, xxxvi + 306pp, xix + 299pp, and xvii + 409pp, numerous illustrations in text and as full page plates, hand tipped-in colour plates with printed tissue guards, folding map and plates (including large folding map in pocket at rear of volume 2), bibliography and index at rear of volume 3. Collated complete with all parts present. One of 550 signed copies, there was a reprint of 150 copies made in 1972. Complete with the original black printed, thick brown crepe paper dust jackets
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John Ruskin - the Power of Seeing (Two Temple Place, London 26 January - 22 April 2019 and touring)

Two Temple Place, London
Small 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 72pp on stiff art paper, colour plates, etc.
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