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First edition of “The Pageant of England: The Three Edwards”, published in 1958 by Doubleday & Company. The blue hardcover volume features lettering on the spine and shows slight wear on the bottom of the spine. While the dust jacket is not present, the book is well bound and in almost new condition. Inside the front cover, there are small stickers with the owner’s name, but no other writing or markings are found within the book.
In this comprehensive historical account, Costain explores the reigns of three English kings: Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III. The book delves into the political, social, and cultural aspects of medieval England, providing readers with a deep understanding of this fascinating period. With meticulous research and engaging storytelling, Costain brings to life the struggles, triumphs, and complexities of these influential monarchs. The Three Edwards is a must-read for history enthusiasts and anyone interested in English history.
Volume 57, Number 4, Fall 2010 of Ethnohistory, academic publication that offers a comprehensive exploration of the field of ethnohistory. Published by Duke University Press, this softcover volume comprises 784 pages of insightful research and analysis.
While the cover shows some signs of wear with fold creases around the corners and a crease along the spine, the book is otherwise in excellent condition, tightly bound, and free from any writing or markings.
This journal is a valuable resource for academics, researchers, and anyone interested in the study of ethnohistory.
Ordinance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Bibliographical, and Historical, ed. by Francis H. Groome, volume II
The Ordinance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Bibliographical, and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome, is a comprehensive reference book that provides a detailed survey of Scotland’s topography, statistics, bibliography, and history.
Published by William Mackenzie in London in 1893, this blue hardcover volume with gilt lettering and ornamentation on the cover and spine is a valuable addition to any collection. Despite some wear to the cover, particularly around the corners and spine, which is consistent with its age, the book is in very good condition. There is minor fading and discoloration due to the passage of time, but no writing or other markings are present.
Ordinance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Bibliographical, and Historical, ed. by Francis H. Groome, volume III
The Ordinance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Bibliographical, and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome, is a comprehensive reference book that provides a detailed survey of Scotland’s topography, statistics, bibliography, and history. This particular listing is for volume III of the six-volume set, published by William Mackenzie in London in 1893.
The book features a blue hardcover with elegant gilt lettering and ornamentation on the cover and spine, adding a touch of sophistication to any bookshelf. While there is some wear to the cover, especially around the corners and spine, it is to be expected considering the age of the book. Additionally, there is minor fading and discoloration due to the passage of time. However, the absence of any writing or markings and the tight binding indicate that the volume is in very good condition.
With its wealth of information, this volume serves as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in exploring Scotland’s geography, statistics, bibliography, and history. It delves into the diverse landscapes, provides statistical data, offers bibliographic references, and presents a historical overview.
Alaska Bear Tales by Larry Kaniut is a gripping collection of true stories that delve into the fascinating world of bears in Alaska. Published by Alaska Northwest Books in the USA in 1989, this ninth printing edition spans 318 pages. With a softcover volume that exhibits minor wear to the cover, the book is otherwise in excellent condition – it is very clean and tightly bound.
In Alaska Bear Tales, Kaniut takes readers on a thrilling journey through the wild landscapes of Alaska, where encounters with bears are a common occurrence. From heart-pounding tales of survival to heartwarming stories of human-bear interactions, this book offers a comprehensive exploration of the relationship between humans and bears in the Last Frontier. With vivid descriptions and expert storytelling, Kaniut sheds light on the behaviors, habits, and challenges faced by these majestic creatures. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply intrigued by Alaska’s wilderness, Alaska Bear Tales is a must-read that will leave you both informed and entertained.
1940s – A Book of Discovery: The History of the World’s Exploration, from the Earliest Time to the Finding of the South Pole, M. B. Synge
A Book of Discovery: The History of the World’s Exploration, from the Earliest Time to the Finding of the South Pole is a non-fiction book by M.B. Synge that chronicles the history of human exploration from ancient times to the early 20th century. The book is fully illustrated with maps and images from authentic sources, providing a comprehensive and engaging account of the world’s most famous explorers and their expeditions. Although the book is undated, a pencil inscription suggests it was published in 1942, making it a valuable historical artifact in its own right.
Despite some wear and tear on the cover and spine, the book is in excellent condition and would make a wonderful gift for anyone interested in history or exploration. The pages are minimally discolored and there is only minor foxing on the front end papers and title page. The fore edges and bottom edges are deckled, adding to the book’s vintage charm.
1935 The March of Man: A Chronological Record of Peoples and Events From Prehistoric Times to The Present Day, by Lawrence H. Dawson
The March of Man: A Chronological Record of Peoples and Events From Prehistoric Times to The Present Day is a comprehensive historical reference book that provides a comparative time chart of universal history in seven sections, an historical atlas of 96 pages, and 64 plates of illustration. Written by Lawrence H. Dawson and published by the Encyclopaedia Britannica, this large format red hardcover volume is a second impression from 1935.
While the spine and parts of the front and back cover have faded, and there is some wear and rubbing present, the book is well bound, clean, and in very good condition given its age. The volume is a great resource for any student of history, as it is filled with old world maps and plates. The owner’s signature can be found on the inside cover, but there are no other markings or writing in the book.
1961 set of 2: The Outline of History The Whole Story of Man, H.G. Wells, 200 maps and illustrations
The Outline of History: The Whole Story of Man is a two-volume account written by H.G. Wells, revised and updated by Raymond Postgate. The book covers the entirety of human history, from the earliest civilizations to the present day, and is accompanied by 200 maps and illustrations. The set was published in 1961 by Garden City Books and is a Book Club Edition.
The book provides a comprehensive overview of human history, including the rise and fall of empires, major world events, and the development of science and technology. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in history, and the inclusion of maps and illustrations helps to bring the content to life. The set is in near mint condition, with only slight wear on the dust jackets.
The High Road of Song, Book Two is a collection of religious hymns compiled by Hollis Dann, Robert Foresman, and G. Roy Fenwick. Published by W. J. Gage & Co., Limited in Toronto, the vintage sheet music book consists of 124 pages and is undated. The softcover volume shows significant wear on the cover and throughout the book, with some pencil markings present. Despite its age and use, all pages appear to be intact.
This book is a valuable resource for those interested in religious music and hymns. With a wide range of songs included, it offers a glimpse into the musical traditions of the past. The wear and markings on the book also provide a sense of its history and use, making it a unique addition to any collection.
1919: Hygiene for Young People, a Reader for Pupils in Form III on the Public Schools, by A. P. Knight
Hygiene for Young People is a non-fiction book written by A. P. Knight, a Professor of Physiology at Queen’s University in Kingston. The book was published in 1919 and recommended by the Minister of Education for use in school libraries in Ontario. The book is intended for pupils in Form III on public schools and provides information on hygiene and health practices.
The book is a historical artifact with a grey hardcover cloth volume and black lettering on the cover and spine. The wear, staining, and fading on the cover are due to heavy use and the passage of time. The book belonged to Jack Dudgeon, as signed on various pages, and has some fingerprints and dog ears throughout.
1985 vol. I, II: Yachting, by Sir Edward Sullivan The Badminton Library, His Grace the 8th Duke of Beauford
Yachting is a comprehensive guide to yachting, written by a team of experts including Sir Edward Sullivan, Bart, Lord Brassey, K.C.B., C.E. Seth-Smith, C.B., G.L. Watson, R.T. Pritchett, Sir George Leach, K.C.B., Vice-President Y.R.A., ‘Thalassa’, The Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, E.F. Knight and Rev. G.L. Blake. The bookset is a facsimile of the first edition, with an introductory note by the Eleventh Duke of Beauford. The Badminton Library, His Grace the 8th Duke of Beauford, and The Field Library published the book, which is 479 pages long in volume I and 501 pages long in volume II. The volumes are beautifully bound in blue cloth hardcovers with gilt decoration and lettering on the cover and spine, and both volumes come in protective sleeves.
The set is a comprehensive guide to yachting, covering everything from the history of yachting to the construction and design of yachts, as well as the different types of yachts and their uses. The two books cover navigation, racing, and cruising, as well as yachting etiquette and the social aspects of yachting. The books are illustrated with drawings and photographs, and are an essential resource for anyone interested in yachting, whether they are a beginner or an experienced sailor.
Dornoch Cathedral and Parish, written by the Rev. Charles D. Bentinck, with a chapter on the architectural history of the Cathedral by W. Douglas Simpson. The book was published in 1926 by The Northern Counties Newspaper and Printing and Publishing Company, limited. The book is a comprehensive guide to the history and architecture of Dornoch Cathedral and Parish. It includes detailed illustrations and maps, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of Dornoch Cathedral and Parish.
The book is a large volume with grey boards and a black leather spine with gilt lettering. Despite moderate wear to the cover and water staining on the top that reaches through the first 10-15 pages, the book is in very good condition. The book is tightly bound and clean, with no other writing or markings. The top edges are gilt, and the fore-edges are deckled.
Painting as a Pastime is a collection of essays discussing Churchill’s personal experience with painting as a hobby and the benefits it can bring to one’s life.
The book is a vintage hardcover with gilt lettering on the cover and spine. It is in very good condition, with only slight fading and foxing on the edges. The book is well bound and contains 18 colored plates, making it a valuable addition to any art lover’s collection.