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English History Collection

Large Countryhouse Library with more than 500 books on English / British History from the middle ages to the 20th century, accompanied with collections of 18th and 19th century maps of England, the British Isles, Counties, Colonial Possessions, numerous engravings of military campaigns like the Crimean War, books and art on local english history, architecture and art as well as military history etc. etc. etc.

Large Countryhouse Library with books and maps and art on English / British History

[English History / Large Countryhouse Library].

Large Countryhouse Library with more than 1000 items: Books, Maps and Engravings relevant to English / British History from the Bronze Age, Roman History in Britain and Medieval History in Britain, General English History through all the ages of Renaissance and Enlightenment to the 19th and 20th century. With many very important, historical critical publications of the 20th century, dealing with the development of english society and culture. The collection includes a wonderful amount of modern books in near mint condition, many of which are in protective Collector’s Mylar. This is not an average collection but a themed, focused assembly of materials which also include collections of 18th and 19th century Maps of England, the British Isles, English Counties and Cities as well as Maps of former Colonial Possessions of the Empire, Decorative Engravings, themed illustrations and newspapers of military campaigns like the Crimean War etc. Also included are books on British Art and Architecture, publications on English Cultural History, its Natural History and Landscape as well as many monographs on English Local History, including the Channel Islands etc. etc. [The collection includes rare and collectable historical publications as well as modern publications and is progessively catalogued with detailed descriptions and wonderful images for each item. New additions can be seen reguarly on our website under “Libraries & Collections” – please look for “English History Collection”].

London and others, 1700 – 2000. Octavo / Quarto / Folio. Binding-Variations include decrorative historical bindungs as well as: Original Softcover / Orginal Hardcover / Original Hardcover with dustjackets in Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. The international shipping of the collection with UPS Express Courier is included in the price.

EUR 78.000,-- 

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The Family History of England: Civil, Military, Social, Commercial & Religious From the Earliest Period th the Passing of the Reform Bill, 1867. [Including Genealogical Tree of Anglo - Saxon Sovereign

6. [English History Collection] – Taylor, James.

The Family History of England: Civil, Military, Social, Commercial & Religious From the Earliest Period to the Passing of the Reform Bill, 1867. [Including Genealogical Tree of Anglo – Saxon Sovereigns / Including numerous Steel-Engravings and a folded Map of England]. With several wonderful steel-engravings, maps, fold-out facsimiles etc. [for example: Birmingham, Warwick Castle, Portrait of Queen Victoria, Portrait of Henry VIII, Portrait of Cranmer, Engraving of Spires (Speyer in Germany), Portrait of Martin Luther, Engraving of Worms (in Germany), Engraving of Plunder in Monsteries, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth, Spenser, Drake, Facsimile of an official copy of the Warrant for the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots” / Lord Bacon, Kenilworth Castle, Execution of Rebels at Carlisle, Charles I., Raising of the Royal Standard at Nottingham, Death of General Lindsey, Storming of Bristol, Destruction of Royalists Property, Portrait of Cromwell, Battle of Naseby, Flight of Charles I. to the Scottish Camp before Newark, Chester, Seizure of Charles I. at Holdenby, Facsimile of the Death-Warrant for the Execution of Charles the First, King of England, Cromwell, viewing the Body of Charles I., Map of Dunbar & Vicinity – Illustrating the Battle of 1650, Escape of Prince Charles, Cromwell consulting the Lawyers, Siege of Lathom House, Portrait of Charles II., Arrest of Strafford, Archbishop Laud blessing Strafford, Defence of Warbour Castle, Portrait of William III., Engraving of Preston, Portrait of George Washington, Portrait of Napoleon I., Portrait of Wellington, Portrait of Lord Palmerston, Engraving of Manchester, Map of Lucknow, showing ooperations in 1857-1858, Portrait of Sir Colin Campbell (Lord Clyde), Portrait of Edward Geoffrey Stanley (Earl of Derby), Portrait of Prince Albert, Portrait of William Ewart Gladstone,

6 volumes (complete set). London, William Mackenzie, [1880]. 19 cm x 27 cm. II, 402 pages, LXIV / V, 336 pages, LX / VII, 360 pages, XL / VI, 336 pages / VIII, 400 pages / VIII, 344 pages, LVI. Original decorative Hardcover / Beautiful half leather bindings with gilt lettering and ornament to spine. Very good and firm condition with only minor signs of external wear. Illustrated with maps, portraits, views and other engravings.

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Shaw, The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire.

10. Shaw, Rev. Stebbing.

The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire. Complete Set of two Volumes (all published/fully restored). With an original Plan of Wolverhampton, A large map of Staffordshire, Engravings of Boscobel House, The Pedigree of Turton, Etchings of Kings Bromley, Pipe Ridware House, Lichfield, Site of Blythbury Priory, Mavesyn Ridware, Cathedral of Lichfield, View of Freeford, etc. etc. Volume I – Containing the Ancient and Modern History of Thirty Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow, arranged Geographically, with an Appendix of the most curious Charters &c. Illustrated with sixty-two copper plates and a copious Index / Volume II – Part1 (all published) – Containing the Prefatory Introduction, commencing with a Series of Original Letters from Plot’s time to the present; General and Natural History &c. Ancient and Modern History of the remaining Parishes in the Hundred of Offlow and the Whole of Seisdon, arranged Geographically with an Appendix of curious Charters and other additions and Corrections &c. Illustrated with fifty copper plates and a copious Index. Compiled from the Manuscripts of Huntbach, Loxdale, Bishop Lyttelton, and other Collections of Dr.Wilkes, the Rev. T.Reilde. Including Erdeswicke’s Survey of the County and the approved parts of Dr. Plot’s Natural History. The whole brought down to the present time. Interspersed with Pedigrees and Anecdotes of Families, Observations on Agriculture, Commerce, Mines and Manufactories and illustrated with a very full and correct new map of the County, “Agri Staffordiensis Icon” and numerous other plates.

London, J.Nichols and Son, 1798-1801. Large-Folio. Volume I: Folded Map of Staffordshire by W.Faden, Portrait of Rev. Shaw (detached), XXIV, (2), 125, XXXVIII, 434, 38 pages / Volume II, Part I: A Plan of Wolverhampton, XXXII, 290, 20 pages. With a double-page plan, a large, folded county map (coloured), 82 engraved plates, numerous vignettes within the text and 3 folded pedigree – tables. Modern Hardcover. Exceptionally restored. This work is difficult to handle if not in a sturdy binding ! Original Edition in professionally rebound halfleather with gilt lettering on spine and extra-strong boards, suited for this heavy set. This masterpiece of underestimated english local history is of great interest because of its fold out maps and numerous large folio etchings.

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