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Red cloth boards, gilt titles. Spine browned, boards grubby and stained. Several inscriptions in ink to free front endpaper. Front joint is starting to split. Browning and foxing to text block and endpapers.
Being the True Story of Marie-Antoinette and the Cardinal de Rohan in which her reputation was left in tatters, being implied as defrauding the jewellers of an expensive diamond necklace. Translated by Edwards. Green cloth boards, gilt titles and 'diamond' pattern to spine and front board. 12 b/w plates. Inscription in pencil to front pastedown and in ink to front endpaper. Small closed tear to vertical edge of front endpaper. Front joint cracked. Endpapers browned, foxing throughout, heavy in places.
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS: HER ENVIRONMENT AND TRAGEDY (2 VOLUMES)
Written by T.F. Henderson.
Stock no. 1819232
Published by Hutchinson & Co.. 1st 1905. Good condition.
A biography of Mary Stuart. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spines & vignette to front boards. 102 b/w illustrations including 2 photogravure plates. Spines browned. Uneven browning to boards. Boards marked and grubby. Front board of volume I has the remains of a sticker to top. Rear board of volumes II heavily faded. Inscription in ink and browning to front endpapers. Joints cracked. Some neat pencil annotation to volume I. Foxing throughout.
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE MEDIEVAL ENGLISH MONARCHY
Written by John Steane.
Stock no. 2132592
Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd.. 1st 1993. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Gilt title to spine. B/w diagrams and photos. ISBN: 0713472464. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few marks. Foxing to outer page edges.
SECRET MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF LOUIS XIV AND OF THE REGENCY
Written by Duchess Of Orleans.
Stock no. 1819112
Published by G. And W.B. Whittaker. 1st 1824. Very good condition.
Extracted from the German correspondence of the Duchess of Orleans, Mother of the Regent. Preceded by a Notice on this Princess, and accompanied with notes. Three quarter leather binding with marbled paper boards. B/w frontis of Duchess d'Orleans. viii and 472 pages. Front edge of spine split to top half but still firm. Edges rubbed. Name in ink to front endpaper and a few ink annotations to front pastedown. Foxing mainly to prelims and last few pages. Binding tight.
ASOKA AND THE DECLINE OF THE MAURYAS
Written by Romila Thapar.
Stock no. 1818897
Published by Oxford University Press. 1963. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
An authoritative work based largely on the edicts of the Emperor Asoka, whose policies are analysed against the background of Mauryan civilization during the fourth and third centuries B.C. - on e of the most important periods of Indian history, which saw the emergence of a pattern that throws much light on the later developments of Indian civilization. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. 6 B/w plates. A few minor marks and bumps to boards. Minor foxing and browning to text block. Dustwrapper is lightly browned.
Based mainly on accounts left behind by those who personally knew the emperor well, the result of several years of research. Insight into the character and achievements of the founding fathers of the celebrated Mogul dynasty in India. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.
Blue decorated cloth. 246 pages. Colour paintings. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is a little scuffed & marked.
ROYALS AND THE REICH: THE PRINCES VON HESSEN IN NAZI GERMANY
Written by Jonathan Petropoulos.
Stock no. 1818249
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 2006. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The author uses unprecedented access to royal archives to tell the fascinating story of the Princes of Hesse and the important role they played in the Nazi regime. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0195161335. Inscription in pencil to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed to rear panel.
AN EXILED KING GUSTAF ADOLF IV OF SWEDEN (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Sophie Elkan.
Stock no. 2125659
Published by Hutchinson & Co.. 1st 1913. Almost very good condition.
Purple cloth with gilt titles to spines. B/w plates. Spines are both faded and bumped. A few marks to covers. Some corners are bumped. Foxing. Some uncut page edges.
CHARLES XII AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE SWEDISH EMPIRE 1682-1719
Written by R. Nisbet Bain.
Stock no. 1816186
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1st 1895. Very good condition.
Heroes of the Nations series. Red cloth boards, gilt tooling and title to spine, gilt tooling and vignette to boards. B/w plates. xviii and 320 pages including index. Spine slightly sunned and rubbed at top and tail. Rear cover a little mottled. Bookplate to front pastedown. Name in ink to front endpaper. Front joint cracking. Binding tight and all plates present.
Large oblong pictorial cardwraps. Includes stand-up model of the Royal State Coach. A little creasing to couple of edges. Pop-up in very good working order.