Category: History


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The Dead Sea Scrolls

By: Allegro, John M

Price: £1.50

Publisher: Penguin: 1961

Seller ID: 15821

Condition: Very Good

Revised edition. 204p, the edges browning with age, illustrated softback covers with no creases. A very clean, tight, copy. The story of the discovery of the famous manuscripts, and their significance for students of the Bible. View more info

Francis Hayman

By: Allen, Brian

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Yale: 1987

Seller ID: 16729

ISBN: 0300039530

Condition: Fine

Large format. 196p, illustrated soft covers. Colour and black and white illustrations. A very clean copy. A study of an important painter of the mid eighteenth century, who was the teacher of Gainsborough and whose work included conversation pieces, history painting, book illustration and theatrical painting. Also includes the catalogue of the exhibition in 1987. View more info

The Search for the Picturesque Landscape Aesthetics and Tourism in Britain 1760 1800

By: Andrews, Malcolm

Price: £37.50

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16748

ISBN: 0804718342

Condition: Fine

A heavy book of 269pp, with colour illustrated laminated card covers. B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The influence of poetry and landscape painting, the Wordsworths etc, and a careful reconstruction of the actual tours taken by travellers in search of the picturesque in 18th century Britain, to the Wye Valley, the Lakes, North Wales, the Highlands etc. View more info

Thessalonike Museum

By: Andronicus, Manolis

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Athens, Ekdotike: 1982

Seller ID: 10141

ISBN: 9602130156

Condition: Fine

79pp, with laminated illustrated card covers. Many colour illustrations. A very clean copy. The finds from Olynthus, and the tomb of Philip of Macedonia at Vergina etc. View more info

Olympia the Archaeological Site and the Museum

By: Andronicus, Manolis

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Athens, Ekdotike: 1995

Seller ID: 10240

ISBN: 9602130466

Condition: Fine

80pp, with laminated illustrated card covers. Many colour illustrations. A clean copy. The finds from Olympia, the buildings and the history of the early Olympic Games View more info

Abraham Lincoln From His Own Words and Contemporary Accounts

By: Appleman, Roy Edgar (ed) and Lincoln, Abraham

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Unites States Information Service: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12688

Condition: Very Good

Large format. 44pp, softback covers. B + w maps and photographs. A couple of very light spots of foxing to Contents page, otherwise a very clean Near Fine copy. Produced to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. View more info

Selected Writings

By: Aquinas, Saint Thomas and D'Arcy, M C (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Dent: 1939

Seller ID: 13613

Condition: Very Good

Reprint of the Everyman edition, edited by M C D'Arcy. 287pp, blue cloth covered boards, a very little rubbed to edges. Internally very clean and Near Fine. Selections from the work of the great theologian. View more info

The Autobiography of Joseph Arch

By: Arch Joseph and O'Leary, John Gerard (ed)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Macgibbon & Kee: 1966

Seller ID: 16034

Condition: Very Good

Preface by Frances Countess of Warwick. 147pp, complete dustjacket, a little darkened with age. Frontispiece portrait. A couple of small light spots of foxing to the foredge, otherwise a clean copy. The autobiography of the farm worker who became one of the key figures in Trade Unionism and later became an MP. View more info

Under The Parish Lantern

By: Archer, Fred

Price: £1.50

Publisher: Hodder Coronet: 1973

Seller ID: 6783

ISBN: 0340178647

Condition: Very Good

2nd impression. 160pp, softback covers, b + w photographs. One crease to corner of front cover, otherwise clean and tight. Rural life in the First World War in Ashton Under Hill in Worcestershire. View more info

The Queen's Courts

By: Archer, Peter

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Penguin Pelican: 1968

Seller ID: 14313

Condition: Very Good

Revised second edition. 293pp, the paper browning a little with age, softback covers. Previous owner's name to flyleaf, otherwise internally clean and tight. An account of the english court system, and how it works. View more info

France in the 1980s

By: Ardagh, John

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Penguin Pelican: 1982

Seller ID: 11689

ISBN: 0140224092

Condition: Very Good

672pp, the edges browning a little with age, softback covers with a couple of creases. Original owner's name to flyleaf, otherwise internally clean.The profound changes in France since the war. View more info

Books Of Bale

By: Arden, John

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Methuen: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1760

ISBN: 0413403106

Condition: Fine

532 pp. Complete dustjacket. Very clean. The story of a Tudor bishop and playwright, set in Shakespeare's London. View more info

The Empress Catherine

By: Aretz, Gertrude

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Godfrey & Stephens Ltd: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16609

Condition: Very Good

Translated by Harry C Schnur. 244pp, black boards with gilt title. B + w illustrations. Previous owner's bookplate to the flyleaf, otherwise a clean copy. A biography of the German princess who became the ruler of Russia. Includes Appendix I - Catherine in her Letters, and a second Appendix of The Palace Revolution from the Memoirs of Princess Dashkov. View more info

Man at Play Nine Centuries of Pleasure Making

By: Armitage, John

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Warne: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12603

ISBN: 0723220182

Condition: Very Good

192pp, complete dustjacket with one closed tear to edge. B + w illustrations. One small light mark to flyleaf, otherwise internally clean and Near Fine. A history of pleasure in England from medieval times to the present day. View more info


By: Armour, Margaret (Translator)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Dent: 1932

Seller ID: 17031

Condition: Very Good

Everyman edition, translated and with an Introduction and Notes by Margaret Armour. 215p, complete dustjacket with a very litttle wear to the edges. A couple of spots of foxing to the foredge, otherwise internally very clean. A prose translation of the medieval heroic poem. View more info

Last Post The Final Word From Our First World War Soldiers

By: Arthur, Max

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13192

ISBN: 0297846442

Condition: As New

272pp, complete dustjacket. B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. The last 21 surviving British soldiers from the First World War tell their stories. View more info

A Book About Sweden

By: Asbrink, Gustav

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Fritze: 1928

Seller ID: 5222

Condition: Very Good

3rd edition. Softback, published in Stockholm, in English.223pp, beige softback covers, 203 illustrations, maps and diagrams, including fold-out colour map at back. Previous owner's name and inscription on flyleaf, otherwise clean. A survey of the country, its people, culture and history. Now rare. View more info

Black Sea The Birthplace of Civilization and Barbarism

By: Ascherson, Neal

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1996

Seller ID: 15018

ISBN: 0099593718

Condition: Fine

306pp, the paper browning a little with age, illustrated softback covers. Maps. A very clean, tight, copy. Travelling among the people of the Black Sea region, and their history from Herodotus to the fall of Communism. - a travel classic View more info

Jane Austen An Anthology

By: Ash, Russell and Higton, Bernard

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Aurum: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16977

ISBN: 1854102605

Condition: Very Good

64pp, complete illustrated dustjacket. Many colour and b + w illustrations. Gift inscription on the flyleaf, otherwise a very clean copy. An anthology of selections from Jane Austen's writings, the recolections of her friends, early reviews etc. - part of the Great Writers series of concise introductions to the work of great authors. View more info

Camelot And The Vision of Albion

By: Ashe, Geoffrey

Price: £5.50

Publisher: BCA: 1975

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 6958

Condition: Very Good

Illustrated Edition. 233pp, complete dustjacket. B + w photographs. A couple of light spots of foxing to froedge, otherwise internally very clean. Why does the story of King Arthur continue to fascinate us? The facts of Cadbury and the psychological dimension View more info