20th Century British History


Agar, Herbert THE DARKEST YEAR. Britain Alone. June 1940-June 1941. Garden City: Doubleday, 1973. 8vo 228 pp. Illus from photos; map. Black cloth. Very good in dustwrapper worn at corners. $ US20.00

Amery, L. S. MY POLITICAL LIFE. 3 Volumes. England Before The Storm, 1896-1914; War and Peace, 1914-1929; The Unforgiving Years, 1929-1940. London: Hutchinson, 1953 & 1955. 3 Vols. 8vo. 492+536+464 pp. Illlus from photos, portraits and drawings. Blue cloth. A very good sound set with front endpaper split over inner hinge on two volumes. Dustwrappers chipped at spine tips. Book plates in each volume from Herbert A. Bruce who was the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, 1932-1937 and Inspector General for the Canadian Army Medical Corps, WWI. ALS from Florence Amery laid in as well as a photo portrait card of Amery. C$165.00

Bates, H. E. THE FACE OF ENGLAND. London: Batsford, (1952) 1st edn. 4to. 128 pp. With 40 photos in colour by A. F. Kersting. Red cloth. Ink inscription on ffep; extremities sunned with a bit of shelf wear. Top board slightly bowed, else a good sound copy with bright attractive interior in bright pictorial d/w, worn at edges. $ US30.00

Bryant, Arthur LIQUID HISTORY. To Commemorate Fifty Years of the Port of London Authority, 1909-1959. London: Privately Printed at the Curwen Press, 1960 4to xvi+84 pp. Illus in colour and b&w from engravings, watercolours and photos. Blue cloth, Port Authority arms stamped in gilt. Ink name on ffep, else fine. "Compliments of Port of London Authority" slip laid in. $ US30.00

Clunn, Harold P. THE FACE OF LONDON. The Record of a Centruy's Changes and Development. London: Simpkin Marshall, 1935. Sixth edition. Royal 8vo. xvi+533+115 pp of illus reproduced in photogravure. Blue cloth; spine lettering gilt. Bump to foot of spine and corners, else a very good copy. Twenty-five walks and five drives in and around London, described and illustrated. $ US35.00

Crossman, Richard THE DIARIES OF A CABINET MINISTER. Vol. 1 1964- 1966. N.Y.: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1976). 8vo. 688 pp + 12 pp of photos in b/w. Brown cloth spine over paper boards. Pencil notes on rear free end paper and occasional pencil marks throughout; a very good copy in like dustwrapper. $ US25.00

Gardner, Brian MAFEKING. A Victorian Legend. London: Cassell, (1966). First Edition. 8vo. [vi]+246 + 24 pp of plates from photos. Maps. Red cloth. Ink name/date on front free endpaper. Small address label and browning to front free endpaper, else very good in like dustwrapper with two short tears to rear panel, enclosed in mylar. $ US20.00

Hyde, H. Mongomery NORMAN BIRKETT. The Life of Lord Birkett of Ulverston. London: Reprint Society (1965) 8vo x+638 pp. Illus from photos. Red boards. Top corner slightly bumped else very good. Birkett defended Radclyffe Hall's WELL OF LONELINESS before the courts in 1929 and was a judge at Nuremburg among many other notable events in his long career. $ US20.00

Hynes, Samuel THE AUDEN GENERATION. Literature and Politics in England in the 1930's. New York: Viking, (1977). 8vo. 430 pp. Brown cloth. A very good copy with rubbing to extremities and tiny bump to cloth, in d/w, worn at edges. Price clipped. $ US25.00

Lloyd George, David BETTER TIMES. Speeches by the Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, M.P. Chancellor of the Exchequer. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910. 8vo vi+326 pp. Red cloth, lettering gilt with paper cover label in gilt rules. Free endpapers browned and foredge faintly foxed else a bright near fine. $ US25.00

Lloyd George, Earl Richard MY FATHER, LLOYD GEORGE NY: Crown (1961) 8vo 248 pp. Illus from photos. Blue cloth. Very good in good d/w. $ US15.00

MacKenzie, Norman & Jeanne THE FABIANS. New York: Simon & Schuster (1977) 8vo 446 pp. Illus from photos and portraits. Black cloth. Small remainder stamp on bottom edge else near fine in like dustwrapper. $ US20.00

Maillaud, Pierre THE ENGLISH WAY. London: Oxford Univ Press (1945). Reprint. 8vo 270 pp. Grey cloth. Ink inscription and rubbed-stamped name on front free endpaper, else very good in some worn dustwrapper. A Frenchman's view of England in the 30's and just after World War II. $ US18.50

Mosley, Nicholas RULES OF THE GAME. Sir Oswald and Lady Cynthia Mosley 1896-1933. London: Secker & Warburg (1982) Roy 8vo x+274 pp. Illus from photos. Brown boards. Bit of bruising to foredge, else very good in like d/w. $ US18.50

Nicolson, Harold CURZON: THE LAST PHASE. 1919-1925. A Study in Post-War Diplomacy. London: Constable, 1934. 8vo. xvi+416 pp. Portrait frontis. Illus from photos and maps. Map endpapers. Blue cloth, spine lettering gilt. 1cm tear to head of spine and some light wear to binding, still an attractive copy, interior clean and sound. 'Macmillans in Canada' bookplate on verso of front free endpaper and 'Edgar Innis' in pen on half title. C$35.00

Orlans, Harold UTOPIA LTD. The Story of the English New Town of Stevenage. New Haven: Yales University, 1953. 8vo xv+313 pp. 2 maps and town plan; tables. Blue cloth. Ink name on front pastedown; spine tips and corners rubbed but a very good or better copy in some worn dustwrapper. $ US25.00

Owen, Frank TEMPESTUOUS JOURNEY. Lloyd George, His Life and Times London: Hutchinson (1954) 8vo 784 pp. Illus from photos. Blue cloth. Faint wear to bottom of front cover, else very good in chipped d/w. $ US25.00

Rolph, C. H. KINGSLEY: The Life, Letters and Diaries of Kingsley Martin. London: Gollancz, 1973 8vo 413 pp. Illus from photos. Blue boards. Fine in near fine d/w. $ US20.00

Scott, C. P. THE POLITICAL DIARIES OF C. P. SCOTT 1911-1928. Edited with an Introduction and Commentary by Trevor Wilson. London: Collins, 1970. 8vo 509 pp. Illus from photos. Blue cloth. Ink names on front free endpaper. A very good copy with a bit of edge-soiling and faded extremities. In worn dustwrapper. $ US25.00

Spence, Basil PHOENIX AT COVENTRY. The Building of a Cathedral. London: Geoffrey Bles (1962). Reprint. 8vo xvii+141 pp. Illus from photos, some in colour, and Spence's architectural drawings, models and designs. Yellow cloth, gilt phoenix on top cover, spine lettering gilt. About fine in very good dustwrapper which is sunned at spine and margins. $ US20.00

Taylor, A. J. P. BEAVERBROOK London: Hamish Hamilton (1972) 8vo xvii+712 pp. Illus from photos. Blue cloth, about fine. $ US20.00

Twyford, H.O. IT CAME TO OUR DOOR. Plymouth in the World War. Underhill (Plymouth) ltd., 1946 5th impression Cloth, 151 pp. Profusely illus from photos by Dermot P. Fitzgerald.. Intro by Lord Astor - Lord Mayor 1939-1944. Spine faded, extremities bumped. A good sound copy. $ US17.50

Wilson, Harold THE LABOUR GOVERNMENT. 1964-1970. A Personal Record London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1971). Roy 8vo xviii+[2]+836 pp. Illus from photos and cartoons. About fine in like d/w with minor shelfwear. $ US25.00