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Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle That Changed The World

By: ADKINS, Roy

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Viking Press: 2005

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 044407

ISBN: 0670034487

Condition: As New


On October 21, 1805, as Britain's Royal Navy under the command of Horatio Nelson clashed with Napoleon's forces in an epic sea battle off the coast of Spain, the fate of Europe hung in the balance. Though the cost was high--and Nelson himself was killed--the British victory prevented Napoleon from invading Britain and paved the way for the eventual defeat of the French emperor. First published under the title: 'Trafalgar: the biography of a battle'. London : Little, Brown, 2004. xxiii, 392 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. A bright, clean, fresh copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket - 'as new'. Weig... View more info

The Eleventh S. B. A. C. Show: An Illustrated Record by the Editorial Staff of 'The Aeroplane': 1950

By: AEROPLANE, The

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, The Aeroplane [Magazine]: 1950

Seller ID: 051769

Condition: VG+


An illustrated record of the aircraft displayed at the 11th Society of British Aircraft Constructors show at Farborough, England in 1950. Size - 28 by 20cm, [26pp], photo illustrated in b&w. Clean, unmarked interior. Sound, stapled binding. Top margin of front wrapper is dusty [top 2cm] from old storage. Otherwise wrappers are clean and bright. View more info

Speak for England: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry for the Forces

By: AGATE, James - Editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Company:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15655

Condition: VG+


An anthology intended to appeal to the soldier, sailor and airman. Compiled by critic and journalist, Jame Agate. 253pp. Unusual waterproof, khaki cloth binding. Book is bright and clean. No wear to cloth. Previous owner's name & date on ffep. Dustjacket has some edge wear and a little staining to back panel. Weight, 250g. View more info

Abbeys of Great Britain

By: AIRNE, C. W.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Manchester, Sankey, Hudson & Co.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32789

Condition: About Very Good


Booklet published during WWII. A Gift inscription to the title page is dated Sept. 1942. 63pp, photo illustrated. Interior is bright and clean. Stapled binding is sound, staples not rusted. Wrappers are also clean and unmarked with some little wear to the fore-edge of the front wrapper. Weight, 120g. View more info

English Letters of the XIX Century

By: AITKEN, James - Editor

Price: $4.00

Publisher: UK, Pelican: 1946

Edition: First Pelican Edition

Seller ID: 052801

Condition: VG+


A selection of letters from literary figures of 19th century England. 188pp. Clean, unmarked copy, interior pages browned. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Pelican A164. Weight, 101g. Many items under 500g qualify for inexpensive Lettermail Rates within Canada. Items under 250g qualify for similar rates to the USA. View more info

H. M. S. Virago in the Pacific 1851-1855

By: AKRIGG, G. P.; AKRIGG, H. B.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Sono Nis Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Helen Akrigg

Seller ID: 33376

ISBN: 1550390309

Condition: Fine


Based on the journals and reminiscences of five of the ship's officers and men of H. M. S. Virago. A fascinating view of life aboard a British naval vessel in the mid-nineteenth century. 209pp, illustrated, charts. Very bright, clean copy. Unmarked except for one of the author's signatures to the tp - Helen B. Akrigg. Dustjacket is unclipped and shows only slight wear. 'Near new' appearance. Weight, 460g. View more info

Handbook to the Prince Consort National Memorial

By: Albert Memorial

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1879

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 14331

Condition: Good


Small handbook, or guide, to the Albert Memorial, then recently erected. 79pp, folding frontis, 1 illustrated plate. Internally very bright and clean. Unmarked. Spine has about 40% surface loss and binding is loose. Red, card boards are a little soiled. Weight, 90g. View more info

Luggage Label from the Albion Hotel at Lincoln, England

By: ALBION HOTEL

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Lincoln, England, Albion Hotel:

Seller ID: 054490

Condition: Fine


Label from the Albion Hotel in Lincoln, England. Green square with titles on a red and white background. Fine condition, unused and without damage. The Hotel opened in the 1870s and still exists but closed in 2008. This label is not dated - 1930s t0 1950s [?]. We ship from both Canada and the United States with very competitive rates. Inexpensive Lettermail rates may apply. Image available. View more info

Arthur's Britain: History and Archaeology, AD367-634

By: ALCOCK, Leslie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Allen Lane/Penguin: 1972

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 1850

ISBN: 0713902450

Condition: Fine


The author argues for the actual historical existence of the fabled King Arthur. He traces the histry of Britain from the first major barbarianinvasion of AD367 to the failure of the last British counter-attack in AD634. xviii, 415 pages, 32 plates illustrations, maps, plans; 25 cm.Book is ery clean and bright and is quite unmarked. The bindng is tight and square and the cloth shows no wear. The unclipped dustjacket is also bright, clean and unmarked but shows wear to the head of the spine and to the top edhge of the rear wrapper. Weight, 955g. View more info

The Charm of Old Surrey

By: ALDERMAN, H. M.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, J. Coker: 1935

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 037684

Condition: Solid VG


Brief descriptions and sketches of interesting old surviving buildings and features, of the old villages of Surrey, England. 3rd edition, 8vo, 215pp, illus with drawings and a map. Hardcover in green cloth, no dustjacket. Clean, tight copy with gift inscription on fpde. A few notes in light, erasable pencil in some margins, are noted - of relevance. Weight, 430g. View more info

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The Endurance: Shakleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

By: ALEXANDER, Caroline

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

Edition: First Edition, Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 041082

ISBN: 0375404031

Condition: As New


An exciting account of Shakleton's Antarctic expedition in 1914 and their epic struggle to survive. Accompanied with fabulous photographs by Frank Hurley. 212pp, b&w photo illustrated. Bright, clean and unmarked, still fresh. Unclipped dustjacket shows some light creasing alnog the bottom edge of the front panel. Almost 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 922g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Canadian GST included. Images always available. View more info

British Folklore

By: ALEXANDER, Marc

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Crescent Books: 1982

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 20730

ISBN: 0517379376

Condition: Fine


The book examines the rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs that provide a unique insight into Britain's history. 224pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Bright, fresh, unmarked copy. Previous owner's bookplate to htp. No wear to cloth or to dustjacket. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 1.01kg unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates are based o... View more info

Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow; Programme for Performances of Ivor Novello's 'The Dancing Years on Ice'

By: ALHAMBRA THEATRE

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Glasgow, Alhambra Theatre: 1954

Seller ID: 055024

Condition: VG


Programme from the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow, for performances of the Musical Play written by Ivor Novello and produced by Tom Arnold, for 'The Dancing Years on Ice'. Stars - Olive Gilbert and Sylvia Cecil. [16pp], progrmme, performers, advertising. Ticket stub laid-in for the third performance. Bright, clean, unmarked front wrapper. Small tape marks to the rear wrapper where removed from an album. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. Images available. Enquire for rates to Worldwide destinations. View more info

Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow; Handbill for Performances of Ivor Novello's 'The Dancing Years on Ice'

By: ALHAMBRA THEATRE

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Alhambra Theatre: 1954

Seller ID: 055025

Condition: VG


Handbill from the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow, for performances of the Musical Play written by Ivor Novello and produced by Tom Arnold, for 'The Dancing Years on Ice'. Stars - Olive Gilbert and Sylvia Cecil. One sheet, printed on both sides. Bright, clean, unmarked but with light quarter folds. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. Images available. Enquire for rates to Worldwide destinations. View more info

Durham Cathedral, the story of a thousand Years

By: ALINGTON, Cyril

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Durham, Dean & Chapter of Durham/Bailes: 1950

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 047386

Condition: Near Fine


Thousand year history of Durham Cathedral, England. 'Related by the genius loci to some young gentlemen of the choir'. With drawings by John Bentley. ix, 207 p. plates. 19 cm. OCLC Number: 4384862. Book is bright and clean, inside and outside. Small name/date to thehtp, otherwise unmarked. Cloth is bright and clean, corners sharp. Weight, 303g. View more info

Great Western Tribute

By: ALLAN, Ian Ltd.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UK, Ian Allan Ltd.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15308

ISBN: 0711015449

Condition: Near Fine


Tribute to England's Great Western Railway, 1835-1947, consisting of nine articles on various aspects of the Railway's operations. 48 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked with a sound, stapled binding. Weight, 159g. View more info

York, from the Wall

By: ALLAN, J. B. - Engraver

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, William Mackenzie:

Seller ID: 18542

Condition: About Fine


Black and white steel plate engaving of a view of the City of York in Yorkshire, England. Originally a plate in Thomas Milner's 'Gallery of Geography'. From the painting by Henry Warren. Undated. Book published in the 1860's. Size of image, exclusing titles, 18.6cm by 13.6cm. Bright & clean. Engraving is sharp and clear. No foxing. Not matted. View more info

Sheffield

By: ALLAN, J. B. - Engraver

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Glasgow, William Mackenzie:

Seller ID: 18546

Condition: About Fine


Black and white steel plate engaving of a view of the Industrial City of Sheffield in Yorkshire, England. Originally a plate in Thomas Milner's 'Gallery of Geography'. From the painting by Henry Warren. Undated. Book published in the 1860's. Size of image, exclusing titles, 18.5cm by 13.5cm. Bright & clean. Engraving is sharp and clear. No foxing. Not matted. View more info

North East Lowlands of Scotland (Regional Series)

By: ALLAN, John Robertson

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Ltd: 1974

Edition: Second Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 1067

ISBN: 0709139861

Condition: Fine


History and description of the North-East part of the Lowlands of Scotland, from the North Esk to John o' Groats. 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, still quite fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Similar, unclipped, bright and glossy dustjacket. Weight, 506g. View more info

Salute to the Great Western

By: ALLEN, Cecil John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UK, Ian Allan: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15312

ISBN: 0711001812

Condition: About 'As New'


Overview of the history of England's Great Western Railway, profusely illustrated with vintage photographs. 62 p. ill. 25 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked, almost 'as new'. Weight, 290g. View more info