|Series:||This Sceptred Isle Ser.|
Christopher Lee’s seminal history series, which accompanied the award-winning BBC radio series, narrates the rich and gripping story of Britain, from the Roman Invasion in 55 BC to the ... read more
1999, First edition. A near fine copy only marked by a previous owners details to the front free endpaper. The d/w is also near fine with only light bumping to the head of the spine.
This highly original, extremely enjoyable book tells the story of Britain's extraordinary scramble to world power in the 18th century and how, through hubris and incompetence, it lost almost everything it had gained. Whilst Britain was an important European power,... read more
2008. A paperback copy in near fine conditon.
|Author:||Reginald Fleming Johnston|
|Series:||Oxford in Asia Paperbacks Ser.|
From 1919 to 1924, Reginald F. Johnston, a British colonial official, scholar, writer and great admirer of Chinese culture, served as tutor and adviser to the last emperor of China. The emperor P'u-i had abdicated his throne in 1912. However, in order to ensure ... read more
1988. Reprint. A very good trade paperback copy with only the usual age tanning to the pages. All the fold outs are excellent.
As it enters its sixtieth year of independence, India stands on the threshold of superpower status. Yet India is strikingly different from all other global colossi. While it is the world's most populous democracy and enjoys the benefits of its internationally competiti... read more
2007. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine, unclipped d/w.
Taking in cartography from all over the globe, Visions of the World charts the exploration and mapping of the planet - from before the age of printing to modern satellite imaging - telling the stories of the cartographers, explorers, inventors and su... read more
2005. Reprint. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine, unclipped d/w. This copy presents as new. Scans available if required.
|Author:||RICHARD K EMMERSON|
RARE AND COLLECTIBLE
2006, First thus. A 2 volume set in fine, unmarked condition with fine d/w's. The slipcase is in good condition with some edge chipping and a short tear to one bottom corner. Scans available if required.
1939, First edition. A near fine copy in orange cloth boards. Unmarked apart from light sunfading to the spine and browning to the edges of the text block.
2006. First Folio Society edition. A fine, unmarked copy in a like slipcase. This copy appears unread and presents as brand new.
It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter started to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated... read more
|Author:||Simon Sebag Montefiore|
|Reading Level:||4 Non Fiction|
WRITTEN IN HISTORY celebrates the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundred letters from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some are noble and ins... read more
2001. First edition. A very good clean copy only marked be light rubbing to the spine ends and the removal or the front free endpaper which has intruded into the front pastedown. The d/w is near fine.