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HISTORY (VICTORIAN)

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MAKING THE METROPOLIS: CREATORS OF VICTORIA'S LONDON
Written by Stephen Halliday.
Stock no. 1813312
Published by Breedon Books Publishing Co.. 1st 2003. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

How the ramshackle collection of communities that entered the 19th century became the world's first metropolis. Told through the lives of eight men who created the Victorian capital: John Nash; Marc Brunel; Thomas Cubitt; Sir Charles Barry; Sir Joseph Paxton; Alfred Waterhouse; Sir Joseph Bazalgette; and Sir Edward Watkin. Cream boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 199 pages including index. ISBN: 1859833578.
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TRAVELS IN WEST AFRICA
Written by Mary Kingsley.
Stock no. 2121906
Published by Folio Society. 2007. Fine condition.

Observations of Charles Kingsley's sister of life in Africa in Victorian times. Edited by Elspeth Huxley. Green, brown & cream decorated covers. B/w photos. Contained in near fine slip case - just a couple of light scuff marks.
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A COTSWOLD VILLAGE SCHOOL FROM VICTORIAN TIMES
Written by Michael Boyes.
Stock no. 1811455
Published by The Rissingtons Local History Society. 1st 1997. Nearly fine condition.

An account of the development of education in one rural village - Great Rissington - of which much of this account could apply equally to other small villages in the Cotswolds and elsewhere. Cardwraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 095306610x. A nice, clean copy.
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SEEN AND NOT HEARD
Written by Nigel Temple.
Stock no. 1504610
Published by Hutchinson. 1st 1970. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A selection of Victorian improving tales and pious horror stories. Burgundy cloth covers with gilt titles to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. 272 pages. ISBN: 009104040X. Minimal bumping to spine. A little light page edge browning. Contents clean. Dustwrapper spine is sunned with bump at top. Corner creases to rear flap.
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye

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THE ASHANTI RING: SIR GARNET WOLSELEY'S CAMPAIGNS 1870-1882
Written by Leigh Maxwell.
Stock no. 1712467
Published by Leo Cooper. 1st 1985. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

"The Ashanti Ring" was the name given to the select group of officers who belonged to the coterie which gathered around Garnet Wolseley, one of the most influential senior British officers of the latter part of the Victorian Era. Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. B/w maps & illustrations. ISBN: 0436274477. Wrapper spine faded.
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AFFAIR OF STATE: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE 8TH DUKE AND DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE
Written by Henry Vane.
Stock no. 1807678
Published by Peter Owen. 1st 2004. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The story of the nineteenth-century politician Lord Hartington - later the 8th Duke of Devonshire - and of Louise Alten, who was his mistress as Duchess of Manchester and later his wife. A tale that spans the world of politics and the high-living circle around the Prince of Wales, with whom Hartington and Louise were intimate friends. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w plates. 272 pages including index. ISBN: 0720612330. Wrapper has a few minor marks.
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern

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THREE VICTORIAN TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES
Written by David St John Thomas.
Stock no. 1207024
Published by David & Charles. 1st 1970. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Extracts from the 1884 and 1885 United Telephone Company's directories. ISBN: 0715347713. Book: Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Wrapper: Edge-rubbed with slight loss.
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WHAT I CANNOT TELL MY MOTHER IS NOT FIT FOR ME TO KNOW
Written by Brian Rees-Williams; Gwladys Rees-Williams.
Stock no. 1306646
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1981. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Stories, lessons, poems and songs taught to our forefathers in school and at home during the late-Victorian period. Beautifully decorated throughout with contemporary pictures in colour and b/w. A document of social history, an entertainment for all ages and an eye-opener for the young of today. 8.75 x 6". 198pp includes index. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0192122231. Spine slightly bumped. Erased pencil markings (old prices) to front endpaper. Covers and contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed.
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DIANE A VICTORIAN
Written by Macdonald Hastings.
Stock no. 1206263
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1974. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The author's search to discover a woman who concealed her identity behind the covers of a 19th century book. 232 pages. B/w photos. ISBN: 0718112547. Wrapper slightly rubbed at edges.
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IMPERIAL VANITIES
Written by Brian Thompson.
Stock no. 1801785
Published by Harper Collins. 1st 2002. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The Adventures of The Baker Brothers and Gordon of Khartoum. The entwined story of three extraordinary Victorians. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour pictorial endpapers. B/w illustrations. xxxi and 271 pages including index. ISBN: 0002571889. Top edges of boards and wrapper lightly bumped else a fine copy.
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THE VICTORIAN POST OFFICE
Written by C.R. Perry.
Stock no. 596075
Published by The Boydell Press. 1st 1992. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The growth of a beaurocracy. The process by which the Post Office grew and evolved, took on new tasks and participated in the first two cases of nationalisation in British history. viii + 308 pages. ISBN: 086193220X. Dustwrapper: price-cut.
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VICTORIAN HOMES
Written by David Rubinstein.
Stock no. 574548
Published by David & Charles. 1st 1974. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The homes of all social classes both inside and out, in towns and countryside. ISBN: 071536765X.
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