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THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH.
Edition: First American edition.
New York: St Martin's, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Book published on the 400th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth, where Richard III was slain, and Henry became the first of the Tudor kings. A well-produced and written work, illustrated with many photographs, and with an extensive appendix on sources, notes, index. 199 pgs, slightly oversized format, printed on heavy stock, bound in black cloth with gold lettering on spine. ISBN: 0-312-069723.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (embossed seal of previous owner.)Book ID: 49152More details Price: $25.00
NAKED TO MINE ENEMIES: The Life of Cardinal Wolsey. Two Volumes.
Edition: Trade paperbacks, first thus.
New York: Time Incorporated 1965. New introduction by A. L. Rowse to this highly acclaimed biography of Wolsey, one which gives a vivid picture of England during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, and also includes the period after Wolsey's fall from power. Volume I has xxii, 344 pages, Volume 2 has 338. Both volumes include notes, Volume 2 has an index to both.
Condition: Very good in stiff wrappers (prev owner's name.)Book ID: 18477More details Price: $18.00
THE POLITICAL INFLUENCE OF THE BRITISH MONARCHY, 1968 - 1952.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Harper & Row, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Focuses on the reigns of Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V. A title in the History of Europe series under the editorship of J. H. Plumb. Bibliography, references, index. 224 pp.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some bleeding from the boards to the back cover of the dj)Book ID: 72617More details Price: $16.50
THE FATAL CROWN.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a sweeping historical epic set in the early years of the 12th century and centering on the conflict and love affair between the English princess Maud, whom her father, Henry I, wanted to have as his heir to the throne, and her
cousin, Stephen of Blois, whose claim to the throne was supported by the barons and the Church, outraged at the thought of a woman ruler. 556 pp.Wrap-around cover dustjacket art by Kinuko Craft. ISBN: 0-671-717332.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.Book ID: 59210More details Price: $18.50
A BOX OF DATES FOR CHILDREN: With explanatory notes for their parents.
Edition: First printing.
London: Cobden-Sanderson, (1934.). Hardcover first edition - "These doggerel rhymes were written. to make easier for a small boy the remembering of his English dates".I was told that I only had to remember 1066, but if a child wants to remember 1199 (the signing of the Magna Carta) or 1485 (Henry Tudor became king), this is certainly a useful book. Illustrated in duo-tone. 115 pp plus a l'envoi.
Condition: Very good+ in yellow cloth covers (neat gift inscription in German on front endpaper.)Book ID: 47512More details Price: $35.00
The Great Rebellion: THE KING'S PEACE, 1637-1641.
Edition: Early printing.
New York: Macmillan, 1956. dj. Hardcover - Classic study of the period just prior to the overthrow and execution of Charles I, the first of several volumes dealing with the history of the 'Great Rebellion' or the English Civil War. Illustrated. Bibliographical note, index. 510 pp.
Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.Book ID: 25266More details Price: $18.00