CALENDAR OF MEMORANDA ROLLS (EXCHEQUER) PRESERVED IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE, MICHAELMAS 1326 - MICHAELMAS 1327, H.M.S.O., 1968; index of persons and places, subject index; xlii+523pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. cloth, dust-jacket, lightly used. 10 pounds

 

 

BRAGS AND BOASTS: PROPAGANDA IN THE YEAR OF THE ARMADA, B.T. Whitehead, 1994;

analysing and placing in context the widespread manipulation of the media by which 16th century governments sought to stir the emotions of the populace; 48 illus.; xiii+226pp; 8vo; orig. cloth, dust-jacket, virtually as new. 4 pounds

 

[Manuscript] A newsy letter, signed by the Scottish M.P., Henry Home Drummond, dated London, 7 July 1840. The subject matter ranges from political news and tactics to recent marriages. He has had communications with Mr. Gordon about the case of Janet Maclaren. He believes the Scotch Prisons bill and other Scottish bills “that we have been waiting for an opportunity to oppose will not come on at all. A Regency bill is to be brought in, but Ld Melbourne & the Duke I believe have agreed that Prince Albert shall be the Regent”. Drummond expresses satisfaction with his eldest son’s marriage to Miss Hay of Dunse Castle, while James Campbell called on him two days ago to inform him of his marriage to Miss Bromley, “an English lady, daughter to Sir – Bromley, without any money”. The recipient of the letter is not named in the text.  Small 8vo; 7 sides on paper, in very good condition. 15 pounds

Henry Home Drummond (1783-1867) was M.P. for co. Stirling, 1820-1831) and for Perthshire, 1840-1852.  (Boase, Modern English Biography)

 

ENJOYING ARCHIVES, D. Iredale, reissued 1980; What they are, Where to find them, How to use them; including samples of old English handwriting; 264pp; 8vo; orig. cloth gilt, dust-jacket, almost as new. 5 pounds

 

A MID-VICTORIAN FEMINIST, BARBARA LEIGH SMITH BODICHON, Sheila Herstein, Yale Univ. Press, 1985; illus. frontispiece; index; xiv+205pp; 8vo; orig. cloth gilt, dust-jacket, lightly used. 5 pounds

 

THE BOOK OF THE MEDIEVAL KNIGHT, S. Turnbull, 1985; numerous illus.; many in colour; index; 192pp; large 4to; orig. black cloth gilt, dust-jacket, sound copy. 5 pounds

 

THE  JOURNAL OF JOHN GABRIEL STEDMAN, 1744-1797, SOLDIER AND AUTHOR, INCLUDING AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT OF HIS EXPEDITION TO SURINAM, IN 1772, ed. Stanbury Thompson, Mitre Press, 1962; illus.; pedigrees; xxiv+437pp; 8vo; orig.  red cloth gilt, without dust-jacket, otherwise  a sound copy. 5 pounds

 

THE WANDERINGS OF CHARLES I AND HIS ARMY IN THE MIDLANDS IN THE YEARS 1642-1644-1645, W.G. Bond, Birmingham, 1935; illus. with 15 plates; [6+] 52pp; small 8vo; orig. card covers with orange dust-jacket, a firm volume, dust-jacket a little faded. 4 pounds

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