19 Century British History


Aldington, Richard THE DUKE. Being an account of the LIFE & ACHIEVEMENTS OF ARTHUR WELLESLEY, 1st Duke of Wellington. N.Y.: World Book, 1943. Reprint of Viking edn. Illus from maps and contemporary portraits. Blue cloth. Good sound copy. $ US15.00

Bourne, Kenneth PALMERSTON: The Early Years. 1784-1841. London: Allen Lane (1982) Roy 8vo xiv+749 pp. Illus from portraits. Black boards. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $ US35.00

Briggs, Asa THE AGE OF IMPROVEMENT 1783-1867. London: Longmans (1964) Reprint of 1960 corrected edition. 8vo 547 pp. Blue cloth. Very good in like d/w with spine lightly sunned. $ US30.00

Charlot, Monica VICTORIA. The Young Queen. Oxford: Blackwell (1991) 8vo viii+492 pp. 16 pp of illus. Near fine in like d/w. $ US22.50

Checkland, S. G. THE RISE OF INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY IN ENGLAND 1815-1885. London: Longmans (1964) 8vo xiv+471 pp. 6 maps. Blue cloth. Ink name on ffep, offsetting to half-title and verso of ffep from paper inserted therein, else near fine in like d/w with light wear to bottom edge. Social & Economic History of England Series. $ US25.00

Childs, W. M. THE TOWN OF READING DURING THE EARLY PART OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. Reading: University College, 1910. 8vo 96 pp. Map of Reading in 1813. Grey paper boards. Three quarters of backstrip lacking, faint ink signature on top cover. Still quite a good, sound copy with an early photo and four postcards which appear to be from early 20th century photos laid in. $ US30.00

Clapp, B. W. JOHN OWENS. Manchester Merchant. Manchester Univ. Pr. (1965) 8vo viii+193 pp. Portrait frontis. Illus. Maroon cloth; ink name on ffep else fine in like d/w. $ US20.00

Cobbett, William COBBETT. Selections with Hazlitt's Essay and Other Critical Estimates. Intro and Notes by A. M. D. Hughes. Oxford: Clarendon (1951). Reprint. Cr 8vo xv+176 pp. Frontis portrait. Blue cloth. Ink name on ffep. A very good bright copy. $ US15.00

Cobbett, William RURAL RIDES in the Counties....during the years 1821 to 1832; With Economical and Political Observations. London: Reeves and Turner, 1886. A New edition with Notes by Pitt Cobbett. 2 vols 8vo xlviii+406; 409 + 30 pp catalogue. Portrait frontis from medal. Foldout map in volume II. Green cloth, cover vignettes and lettering gilt. Bookplates on front pastedowns, small W.H. Smith blindstamp on front free endpaper of volume I. Cloth is a bit worn and scuffed and gilt on spines a bit faded. Glue is cracking at spines but bindings are still solid. A good, still attractive set. $ US85.00

Creevey, Thomas CREEVEY'S LIFE AND TIMES. A Further Selection from the Correspondence of Thomas Creevey. Born 1768 - Died 1838. Edited by John Gore. London: John Murray (1937). Reprint. 8vo xxi+466 pp. Illus Green cloth. Light pencil annotations throughout, else very good. $ US20.00

Dicey, A. V. LECTURES ON THE RELATION BETWEEN LAW & PUBLIC OPINION IN ENGLAND during the Nineteenth Century. London: Macmillan, 1924. Reprint of the 2nd edition. 8vo xciv+506 pp. Brown cloth. Light browning to endpapers, extremities rubbed and some edge-soiling. Else a very good copy. $ US35.00

Ereira, Alan THE PEOPLE'S ENGLAND. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul (1981) 8vo xviii+285 pp. Many illus from photos, etchings and caricatures. Black boards. Fine in near fine dustwrapper. A social history of working people, soldiers, and sailors in 19th century England. $ US20.00

Fortescue, Chichester. Edited by Osbert Wyndham Hewett. '...AND MR. FORTESCUE' A Selection from the Diaries from 1851 to 1862 of Chichester Fortescue, Lord Carlingford, K.P. London: John Murray, (1958). 8vo. xi + 209pp. Portrait frontis + 7 pp of plates from photos and portraits. Red cloth. Abrasion from sticker removal at front pastedown, else a fine copy in very good dustwrapper with sticker removed from top panel and small ink stamp on rear. $ US20.00

Glover, Richard BRITAIN AT BAY. Defence against Bonaparte, 1803-1814. London: George Allen & Unwin (973) 8vo 235 pp. 1 map. Blue boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. Reprints ca. 100 pages of contemporary documents, including intelligence reports and tables. $ US25.00

(Hamilton) Constantine, David FIELDS OF FIRE. A Life of Sir William Hamilton. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001. 8vo. xxvii+324 pp. 16 pp of illus from portraits and contemporary artwork. Brown boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. $ US20.00

Knowles, L. C.A. THE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL REVOLUTIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. London: Routledge, 1933, Reprint of 1926 revised edn. 8vo xii+416 + 15 p catalogue. Blue cloth, gilt stamped spine. Ink name on ffep, free endpapers and edges lightly foxed, minor rubbing to extremities. Very good copy. $ US25.00

Longford, Elizabeth EMINENT VICTORIAN WOMEN. New York: Knopf, 1981. 1st US edn. 4to. 256 pp. Numerous illus. from photos, portraits, many in colour. Decorative ep's. Maroon boards. Light rubbing to extremities, else very good in some worn pictorial d/w. $ US20.00

Mahan, Alfred Thayer THE LIFE OF NELSON. The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. Annapolis: Naval Institute Pr., 2001. Facsimile reprint of the original 1899 edition. 8vo. xxiv+764 pp. Illus from portraits, battle plans and maps. Grey cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ US25.00

Morley, John THE LIFE OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE. 2 Vols. 1809-1872; 1872-1898. London: Macmillan, 1905; 1906. Reprint. 2 Vols. 8vo. Frontis portrait in vol. 1. Blue cloth; spine lettering gilt. Ink name and small name plate on front free endpaper of both vols. Pages browning. Binding is tight, bright and clean. $ US40.00

Palmerston ( Henry John Temple, Viscount) THE LETTERS OF THE THIRD VISCOUNT PALMERSTON TO LAURENCE AND ELIZABETH SULIVAN. 1804-1863. Edited by Kenneth Bourne. London: Royal Historical Society, 1979. 8vo xii+350 pp. Khaki boards. A fine copy. $ US25.00

Pollock, John. KITCHENER. The Road to Omdurman. London: Constable, 1998. 8vo. xxi+281+24 pp of illus from photos, portraits and drawings. Maps & family tree. Blue boards. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper with a small chip from back panel. $20.00

Priestly, J. B. THE PRINCE OF PLEASURE And His Regency 1811-20. London: Heinemann (1969) Sm 4to 304 pp. Profusely illus from paintings, portraits, caricatures; 44 colour plates. Red cloth. Very good bright copy in d/w a bit worn at edges and corners. A fascinating history of the period as well as of the Prince. $ US35.00

Roe, W. G. LAMENNAIS AND ENGLAND. The Reception of Lamennais's Religious Ideas in England in the Nineteenth Century. (London); Oxford, 1966. 8vo. viii + 241 pp. Brown cloth. Ink name on front free end paper and red ink scoring in the bibliography. A very good, bright copy. $ US30.00

Russell, George, W. E. PRIME MINISTERS AND SOME OTHERS. A Book of Reminiscences Toronto: Dent, 1919 8vo 345 pp. Rust cloth. Cheap paper browned. A good working copy. Principally interesting as insider's gossip on these luminaries of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. $ US20.00

Saab, Ann Pottinger THE ORIGINS OF THE CRIMEAN ALLIANCE. Charlottesville: Univ of Virginia (1977). 8vo x+223 pp. Red cloth. A fine copy. $ US35.00

Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn THE LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS ARNOLD, D.D. N.Y.: Scribner's, n.d. [originally published in 1844.] Two volumes in one. 8vo xxv+378+400 pp. Frontis portrait engraving. Brown cloth, paper spine label. Top edge gilt. Ink name on fly-leaf. A good sound copy, faded and worn at spine tips and corners; label rubbed. $ US25.00

Stephen, J. Thomson HOW LEICESTER WON "HOME RULE," An Example and a Warning. Leicester, n.d. [ca 1880] 16mo, 4page tirade on the dangers and ineffectiveness of compulsory smallpox vaccination and how the town of Leicester conquered the disease by good hygiene and efficient hospitals. "...are Englishmen, Scotchmen and Irishmen fit to enjoy Home Rule over their own bodies....?" Plus ca change.... $ US20.00

Stirling, A. M. COKE OF NORFOLK AND HIS FRIENDS. The Life of Thomas William Coke, first Earl of Leicester of Holkham....Including Many Unpublished Letters from Noted Men of the Day, English & American. London: Bodley Head, 1908 2 vols. 8vo xviii+449; x+548 pp. Illus from 20 photogravures and 43 other reproductions from contemporary portraits, prints, etc. Red cloth, Leicester arms gilt on covers, T.E.G. Spine expertly rebacked. Some foxing throughout but good sound working copies. $ US85.00

Thomas, David AGRICULTURE IN WALES DURING THE NAPOLEONIC WARS. A Study in the Geographical Interpretation of Historical Sources. Cardiff: Univ of Wales, 1963 8vo [16]+196 pp. Blue cloth, spine lettering argent. Ex-lib with the usual markings. Very good bright copy. $ US25.00

Thompson, Allan THE DYNAMICS OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. London: Edward Arnold (1973) 8vo x+174 pp. Maroon cloth. Rubbed at corners, ink name on ffep, paper browning somewhat. Very good in like d/w. $ US15.00

Walmsley, Robert PETERLOO: The Case Reopened. Manchester Univ. Press (1969) Roy 8vo. ix+585 pp. Illus from portraits, caricatures and maps. Blue cloth, ink name on ffep, else fine in very good d/w. $ US35.00

Young, G. M. & W. D. Handcock, eds. ENGLISH HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS. 1833-1874. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1956 Roy 8vo xxiii+1017 pp. Blue cloth. Ink name on front free endpaper, spine a trifle faded. A very good copy. Vol XII(1) of English Historical Documents. $ US40.00