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B/w photographs from the Francis Smith collection of mid-Victorian times. Glazed pictorial boards. ISBN: 1859377726. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little scuffed to rear panel.
Blue cloth spine, gilt title. Pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations. Contained in publisher's blue slipcase in very good condition.
FIELDS ELYSIAN: A PORTRAIT OF HUNTING SOCIETY
Written by Simon Blow.
Stock no. 1818232
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1983. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A fascinating history of hunting society: stories of various hunting packs, such as the Belvoir, the Pytchley, the Beaufort, and Quorn, the Middleton and the Fernie; recounting the activities of colourful sporting personalities such as Sir Gilbert Breenall, Lord Lonsdale, Lord Willoughby de Broke and more. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. Sepia photos. vi and 152 pages including index. ISBN: 0460045342. A few minor foxpsots to endpapers. Top edge of text block foxed. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is lightly browned.
Blue cloth spine, gilt title. Pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations. Slip case is better than very good - some light wear.
The British Soldier Fighting for Empire, 1837-1902. Insight into the world of the Victorian soldier. Large format. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 260 pages. ISBN: 1853672378. Damp marks to covers, contents are still excellent. Wrapper is edge-creased.
The British Soldier Fighting for Empire, 1837-1902. Insight into the world of the Victorian soldier. Large format. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 260 pages. ISBN: 1853672378.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FRANCIS FRITH'S GLAMORGAN PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES
Written by Aeres Twigg. Illustrated by Francis Frith.
Stock no. 681683
Published by Frith Book Company. 1st 2002. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
An evocative collection of archive photographs from the world famous Francis Frith Collection showing Glamorgan from mid-Victorian times, and depicts the considerable changes it has undergone during the twentieth century. Pictorial glazed boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 1859374883.