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Notes on the Abbey Churches and Notes on the Cathedrals (2 volumes)
1 Notes on the Abbey Churches and Notes on the Cathedrals (2 volumes)
London Photochrom Co., Ltd. Half-Leather 
Undated, though circa early 20th century. Both volumes are in Very Good condition condition. Half-bound in black cloth with beautiful marbled boards. Raised bands on the spines.The spines, the boards, and the top-edges are gilt. Unpaginated. There is some rubbing wear to the board-edges, the tips, and along the spines. A previous owner's bookplate is affixed to both front pastedowns. Otherwise clean, tight, and bright. Interesting little volumes filled not only with text concerning the abbey churches and cathedrals of Britain, but with numerous highly-detailed half-tone engravings by the Photochrom company.

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Miss Howard and The Emperor : The Story of Napoleon III and His Mistress , Andre Maurois, Simone
2 Andre Maurois, Simone Miss Howard and The Emperor : The Story of Napoleon III and His Mistress
London Collins 1957 First Edition SIGNED by the Author
Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Fully bound in red cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. 224pps., plus 8 pages of illustrations. There is mild bumping to the lower tips. Also, there is a faint strip of tanning to the half-title page (due, likely, to a clipping having been laid in). Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a modestly sunned spine, light edgewear, and a 1" closed tear in the front panel; the original price is intact. Generically SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Translated from the French by Humphrey Hare.

"...The subject of Madame Maurois' first book is Miss Howard, alias Miss Harryett, alias the Countess of Beauregard. She was the daughter of a shoemaker in Brighton, mistress of Napoleon III, and a political supporter whose financial resources and immense generosity provided him with the money he needed to obtain the throne of France.
Miss Howard's career was not that of the conventional royal mistress. She fell in love with Napoleon when he was a relatively obscure exile in London, and she can be said to have remained faithful to him for the rest of her life. Nor does it generally fall to a mistress to put her lover on a throne and by doing so lose his favour. Yet so it was with Miss Howard, for the Empire demanded an heir, and the Empress Eugenie was chosen to provide one.
In this book Madame Maurois introduces us to a beautiful and tragic figure who lived at the very centre of French life and who died alone in her gigantic chateau at Beauregard, an exile from the man she loved and the society which had never accepted her..."


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Trooper 3809 : A Private Soldier of the Third Republic , Decle, Lionel
3 Decle, Lionel Trooper 3809 : A Private Soldier of the Third Republic
New York Scribner's 1899 First Edition 
In Near Fine condition. Gray boards. Both the spine and the decorative front panel are stamped in red. Octavo. [ix] + 300pps. 6 illustrations. No dustjacket. The spine is a bit sunned and there are minor touches of rubbing to the boards. Also, a small, vintage bookseller's label is affixed to the rear pastedown. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no inscriptions. The author's account of his experiences in the French military in the 1880's.

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The World of The Celts , Dottin, G
4 Dottin, G The World of The Celts
Geneve Minerva 1977 First Edition 
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. 144pp. Textured green boards. Pictorial endpapers. The spine is stamped in gilt. The top edge of each board is sunned; the volume is, otherwise, in excellent shape. The dustjacket has very minor wear. It is nearly as new except that each flap corner has been carefully clipped. Lavishly illustrated, both in color and in black and white. Buy with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Money back guarantee.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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The She-Wolf of France, Druon, Maurice
5 Druon, Maurice The She-Wolf of France
London, United Kingdom Rupert Hart-Davis 1960 First Edition Hard Cover 
Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full burgundy cloth. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. 335pps. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a small chip at the top of the front panel and a soil-mark near the top of the rear panel; the original price (18s net) is intact. The fifth book in the author's 'Accursed Kings,' series and the original English language edition, translated by Humphrey Hare.

"Though much of the story takes place in France, where Charles IV is now king, the real focus of interest in is England where his sister, Isabella, is Edward II's Queen. It opens with the escape of Roger Mortimer from the Tower of London, where he had been imprisoned by Edward II as leader of the rebellious barons. It follows him in his exile in France, through the war against the English in Aquitaine and his love-affair with Queen Isabella, the 'She-Wolf of France,' who had come to France nominally to negotiate a treaty of peace, but actually to escape her weak and depraved husband, and in time to wreak her revenge."

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The Strangled Queen, Druon, Maurice
6 Druon, Maurice The Strangled Queen
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1956 First Edition Hard Cover 
Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Burgundy boards. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. 213pps. There is moderate dustspotting to the top of the textblock as well as some slight specks to the fore-edge. Otherwise clean, tight, square and bright. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a faintly sunned spine, light rubbing wear to the extremities, and a couple of small, closed tears. The original price (15s net) is intact. Overall, a collector's-quality copy, nicely jacketed, of volume 2 of The Accursed Kings.

"In this exciting novel Maurice Druon has brought to life one of the lesser known dramas of the Middle Ages. Philip the Fair, the Iron King, has recently died and been succeeded by his son, Louis X. When the story opens, Louis' wife, convicted of adultery, is a prisoner in a fortress. How is the new King to be freed of her, so that he may marry again and assure the succession? This is the problem that the novel explores with precise attention to historical fact.
The Strangled Queen is the second installment of a vast historical panorama based on meticulous research and interpreted by a creative and scholarly imagination."


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7 Hughes, Kathleen Early Christian Ireland (The Sources of History: Studies in the Uses of Historical Evidence)
Ithaca, New York Cornell University Press 1972 First Edition Cloth 
In Near Fine condition. Bound in full gray cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 320pps. No dustjacket. The original owner's blindstamp is impressed at the bottom of the title page. Also the edges of the boards are vaguely faded. Otherwise clean, bright, square and soundly bound. All tips are sharp. A very nice copy.

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Price: 30.00 USD
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French Nationalism in 1789 According To The General Cahiers, Hyslop, Beatrice Fry
8 Hyslop, Beatrice Fry French Nationalism in 1789 According To The General Cahiers
New York Octagon Books 1968 Hardcover 
In Near Fine condition. Red cloth. Both the spine and the decorative front board are gilt-stamped; all gilt is still brilliant. No dustjacket. This is a re-print of a 1934 book "with Additions and Corrections". 353pps. Other than the original owner's blind library-stamp in the lower corner of the half-title page, this is an excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Absolutely no reading wear. Out of print. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibilophile. Money back guarantee. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Jeffery, Keith Northern Ireland (The Divided Province)
New York Crescent Books 1985 0-517-473526 / 9780517473528 First Printing 
Very Good+ in a Near Fine dustjacket. Tan boards. The spine is stamped in silver. Folio. Buff endpapers. 128pp., with numerous photos. Mild bumping to the extremities. Also, there is a touch of sunning along the top edge of the boards. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The pages are immaculate. The dustjacket has crinkling at the spine-ends and tips; no chips or tears. A very nice copy. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Money back guarantee. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Judy, Will A Soldier's Diary : A Day to Day Record in the World War
Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Judy Publishing Company 1931 First Edition Cloth 
[1931]. In Very Good condition. Bound in full brown cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in black. Quarto. Brown endpapers. 216pps., with numerous line drawings. No dustjacket. Stated First Edition. There are touches of rubbing wear to the edges of the cloth and the pages are slightly and uniformly tanned due to their acidity. Otherwise clean and soundly bound. No previous ownership markings.

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The History of Scotland, and An Historical Disquisition Concerning Ancient India, Robertson, William (Principal of the University of Edinburgh)
11 Robertson, William (Principal of the University of Edinburgh) The History of Scotland, and An Historical Disquisition Concerning Ancient India
Francfort O. M. 1828 Hard Cover 
In Very Good condition. Green and black marbled boards quarterbound in green cloth. The spine is stamped in black and gilt (still brilliant). Decorative multi-color staining to all the page-edges. 695pps. There is rubbing wear to the board-edges and scratchings to the marbled boards themselves. A split of about 1/4" is at the bottom of the front joint. Internally, there is a bit of waviness to the pages and a moderate -- but not undue -- amount of foxing, which is confined primarily to the margins. The binding is slightly shaken, though sound, with all pages intact. Other than the faint foxing, the text is clean and bright with no previous ownership markings. Includes 'An Essay on The Life And Writings of William Robertson, D. D.', 'Extracts from Dr. Robertson's Correspondence', and prefaces to the first and eleventh editions. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Pagan Celtic Britain (Studies in Iconography and Tradition) , Ross, Anne
12 Ross, Anne Pagan Celtic Britain (Studies in Iconography and Tradition)
London Routledge 1968 Hard Cover 
Second edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Chocolate-brown boards. The spine is stamped in black and gilt. 433pp. Includes 10 maps and numerous plates. A previous owner's blindstamp is in the bottom corner of the half-title page. A couple of tips have minor bumping. This volume is, otherwise, in splendid shape: clean, tight, square, and bright. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has light touches of edgewear and toning; no chips or tears. A very nice copy.

"...Although some aspects of pre-Roman and pre-Christian beliefs remain shrouded in mystery, the author of this comprehensive, profusely illustrated volume contends that neither the Roman invasion of Britain nor the coming of Christianity eliminated pagan religious practice. Dr. Anne Ross writes from wide experience of living in Celtic-speaking communities where she has traced vernacular tradition. She employs archaeological and anthropoligical evidence, as well as folklore, to provide broad insight into the early Celtic world..."

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Price: 85.00 USD
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Old Edinburgh : Being an Account of the Ancient Capital of the Kingdom of Scotland Including Its Streets, Houses, Notable Inhabitants, and Customs in the Olden Time, Watkeys, Frederick W.
13 Watkeys, Frederick W. Old Edinburgh : Being an Account of the Ancient Capital of the Kingdom of Scotland Including Its Streets, Houses, Notable Inhabitants, and Customs in the Olden Time
Boston L. C. Page & Company 1908 First Edition Cloth 
Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full red cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are decoratively and brightly stamped in gilt and blue. Octavo. Top-edge gilt. viii + 361pps. With many illustrations from rare old prints and photographs. Stated First Impression, October, 1908. This is Volume II only. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The rare dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a faintly sunned spine, a couple of closed tears, and a few smaller chips at the edges. Part of the Travel Lovers' Library. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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