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OKERLUND, A.: Elizabeth Wydeville The Slandered Queen. Illus., index; 319pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Tempus Books, 2005. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17732] £10


ORGA, A.: Chopin His Life and Times. Black and white illus., index; 144pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Midas Books, 1976. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14271] £5


ORIGO, IRIS: The Merchant of Prato Franceso di Marco Datini. 25 colour and black and white illus., index; 380pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., J. Cape, 1957. Very good copy in marked d.w. [ Ref: RGW17723] £15
*Franceso Datini was a successful Italian merchant who died in 1410. He expressly wished that both his business and private papers be preserved.

ORKNEY. ACT OF PARLIAMENT. An Act for more effectually making, repairing, and maintaining the Highways, Roads, and Bridges within the County of Orkney, and for other purposes. 24pp. folio, disbound, 1857. [ Ref: RGW16984] £10


[OSCAR WILDE] ELLMANN, R.: Oscar Wilde. 63 illus., index; xiv+632pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Hamish Hamilton, 1987. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14561] £10


PAGE, M.: A History of the King's African Rifles and East African Forces. 43 photographic illlus., maps, index; xx+298pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Leo Cooper, 1998. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14037] £16


PAGET-TOMLINSON, E.: The Illustrated History of Canal &River Navigations. 16 colour plates, numerous other illus., maps and plans, appendices, index; viii+399pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Sheffield Academic Press, 1993. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17877] £24


[PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS] Report from the Select Committee to whom it was referred to examine and state the Several Accounts, and other Papers, presented to the House in this Session of Parliament, relating to the Public Income and Expenditure: and also, to report to the House What may be expected to be the Annual Amount of the said Income and Expenditure in the future (March 21 1786) 5 folding tables, appendices; 96pp. 8vo, disbound, in paper wrappers, First Edition, Printed for J. Debrett, 1786. ESTC T516 [ Ref: RGW18768] £125
*Detailed accounts of income and expenditure. For example, one table gives the cost of the Army including the £53,502 paid to American forces.

PERRY, M.: Elizabeth I. The Word of a Prince. A Life from Contemporary Documents. Colour and black and white illus., index; 352pp. orig. cloth gilt, First Folio Society Edition, 1990. Very good copy in slipcase (very slight wear on edge). [ Ref: RGW14524] £8


ADMIRAL SIR AUGUSTUS PHILLIMORE [1822Ð1897] MANUSCRIPT MEMORANDUM OF INSPECTION, Signed, to Lt. Com. W. Farr, 'Royal Adelaide', Devonport, in ink, 2 folio sheets, joined by ribbon communicating the complimentary remarks of the Inspecting Officer Capt. B. Bosanquet on H.M.S. Wrangler, 'Ship's Company are in very good order' etc. 13 April 1885. [ Ref: RGW15615] £25
*Admiral Sir Augustus Phillimore was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1884.

PIPES, R.: Russia under the Bolshevik Regime 1919-1924. Illus., maps, index; xviii+587pp. orig. cloth, 1st UK edit., Harvill, 1994. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW15031] £15


POCOCK, T. (Ed.): Trafalgar An Eyewitness History. Colour illus., maps, index; xxii+238pp. 8vo orig. pictorial cloth gilt, First Folio Society Edition, 2005. Fine copy in slipcase. [ Ref: RGW14313] £10


POOLE, K.B.: The Two Beaux. Illus.; 152pp. orig. cloth, EP Publishing, 1976. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14587] £5
*A study of Beau Nash and Beau Brummell.

POWELL, K.: The Fall of Zion Northern Chapel Architecture and its Future. Photographic illus. folio orig. wrappers, some wear, 1st edit., Save, 1980. [ Ref: RGW16947] £15


R., J.: The Months of the Year; Or, Conversations on the Calendar. A Compendium of Biography, History and Chronology, expalining the many Remarkable Events recorded in the Almanack. Engraved frontis. after Corbould; vi+326pp; some pencilled notes. 8vo orig. cloth-backed boards, remains of papers spine label, wear on extremities, uncut, 1st edit., J. Hatchard &Son, 1824. Scarce. [ Ref: RGW17979] £30
*A work evidently aimed partly at children proceeds by a conversation beween the inquiring youngster and the more knowledgeable adult.

RACK, H.D.: Reasonable Enthusiast John Wesley and the Rise of Methodism. Index; xvi+656pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Epworth Press, 1989. Very good copy in frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW16612] £10


RAPIN DE THOYRAS, P. DE: The History of England, Continued from the Revolution to the Accession of George II by N. Tindal. Vol. IV Part II. Title in red and black, 5 engraved portraits by GEORGE VERTUE [1684-1756], 10 plates of medals of Queen Anne &King George I, engraved head and tail-pieces, 'Summary of the History of England from Invasion of Julius Caesar to Death of King George I', at end, index to vols III &IV; printed in double columns'; 393-706; 22pp, 274pp. Large folio contemp. calf, worn, hinges cracked, spine label missing, piece of leather missing from back cover, J. &P. Knapton, 1747. Bookplate of John Brymer. [ Ref: RGW17673] £60
*This is the final part of the continuation of the history written by the translator Nicholas Tindal and covers the reign of George I.

RAPIN DE THOYRAS, P. DE: The History of England, Continued from the Revolution to the Accession of George II by N. Tindal. Vol. IV Part II. Title in red and black, 5 engraved portraits by GEORGE VERTUE [1684-1756], 10 plates of medals of Queen Anne &King George I, engraved head and tail-pieces, 'Summary of the History of England from Invasion of Julius Caesar to Death of King George I', at end, index to vols III &IV; printed in double columns; 393-706; 22, 274pp. Large folio contemp. calf, worn, joints cracked, J. &P. Knapton, 1747. [ Ref: RGW17674] £60
*This is the final part of the continuation of the history written by the translator Nicholas Tindal and covers the reign of George I.

RATTENBURY, J.E.: The Evangelical Doctrines of Charles Wesley's Hymns. Index; 365pp. orig. cloth, 3rd edit., 1954. Very good copy in frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW14980] £10


REYBURN, W.: Bridge Across the Atlantic The Story of John Rennie. Numerous illus., index; 160pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Harrap, 1972. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17896] £5


RICHARDSON, C.: The Waterways Revolution from the Peaks to the Trent 1768-1778. Maps and plans, index; xviii+287pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Hanley Swan, 1992. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17880] £10


RICHARDSON, T. (Ed.): A Gardener's Year. Colour illus. from historical sources, index; xii+250pp. Large 8vo orig. pictorial cloth, First Folio Society Edition, 2008. Fine clean copy in slipcase (slight mark on side) [ Ref: RGW14296] £10


ROBERTS, ANDREW: A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900. Colour and black and white illus., index; xiv736pp. Large 8vo orig. maroon cloth gilt, with heraldic emblem on front cover, corners bumped Folio Society, Weidenfeld &Nicolson, 2006. Very good copy in slipcase (slight knocks on corners). [ Ref: RGW14817] £15
*The binding matches that of the Folio Society Churchill volumes.

ROBERTS, ANDREW: A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900. Colour and black and white illus., index; xiv736pp. Large 8vo orig. maroon cloth gilt, with heraldic emblem on front cover, slight knock at foot of spine Folio Society, Weidenfeld &Nicolson, 2006. Very good copy in slipcase (slight knocks on one corner). [ Ref: RGW14818] £15
*The binding matches that of the Folio Society Churchill volumes.

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM: The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. With A View of the Progress of Society in Europe, from the Subversion of the Roman Empire, to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century. 4 vols. Half-titles, engraved frontispieces, index. Large 8vo contemp. calf, spines gilt with red and green spine labels, worn, three joints cracked, 2nd edit., Printed for W. Strahan, T. Cadell and J. Balfour, 1772. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Wright. A pleasing set in period binding. [ Ref: RGW19444] £85


RONAN, C.A.: The Cambridge Illustrated History of the World's Science. Numerous illus. and diagrams, index; viii+543pp. orig. cloth, Cambridge University Press, 1984. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW10549] £12


ROSEBERY, LORD: Napoleon The Last Phase. Index; vi+261pp. orig. half morocco gilt, spine with raised bands, wear on extremities, 1st edit., A.L. Humphreys, 1900. [ Ref: RGW19446] £20


ROYAL ENGINEERS IN SECOND WORLD WAR. Bridging Normandy to Berlin. (Introduction by Maj. Gen. Inglis) Numerous photographic illus., some folding, index; 197pp. Large folio (14 x 10in) orig. cloth-backed boards, covers slightly warped, 1st edit., 1945. In torn d.w. [ Ref: RGW18426] £35
*Records the bridges that were constructed following the D-Day invasion.

ROYAL ENGINEERS IN SECOND WORLD WAR. Bridging Normandy to Berlin. (Introduction by Maj. Gen. Inglis) Numerous photographic illus., some folding, index; 197pp. Large folio (14 x 10in) orig. cloth, spine faded, joints torn, 1st edit., 1945. [ Ref: RGW18428] £15
*Records the bridges that were constructed following the D-Day invasion.

RUSSELL, WILLIAM: William Russell Special Correspondent of the Times. (Ed. R. Hudson) Introduced by Max Hastings. Photographic illus. and maps, index; xxviii+426pp. Large 8vo orig. pictorial cloth gilt, First Folio Society Edition, 1995. Fine copy in orig. slipcase. [ Ref: RGW14248] £10
*A selection from the writings of the great war correspondent.

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