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1 Historical Records of the Life Guards: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Corps in the Year 1660, and of Its Subsequent Services to 1835
London William Clowes and Sons 1835, 1837 First Edition Half Morocco Very Good 
8vo. xi, ix, [1], 291 pp. With six charming hand-colored plates depicting Life Guards on horseback. Edgewear to cloth and soiling of boards. Morocco, which is more modern, is clean and attractive. Foxing in preliminaries; otherwise, only occasional soiling of leaves and overall quite clean. All plates are richly colored and handsome. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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2 Aspin, Jehoshaphat A Picture of the Manners, Customs, Sports, and Pastimes, of the Inhabitants of England, From the Arrival of the Saxons Down to the Eighteenth Century. Selected from the Ancient Chronicles, and rendered in Modern Phraseology. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, From Strutt and Others
London J. Harris 1825 First Edition Quarter Morocco Very Good 
8vo. iv, 296 pp. With 12 plates. Great miscellany of cultural history. Modern quarter morocco over original boards, with paper pastedowns. Small loss to the paper, which also has considerable soiling. Some light soiling within. Overall an attractive, tight copy. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3 Burton, Richard Historical Remarks on the Ancient and Present State of the Cities of London and Westminster with an Account of the Most Considerable Occurences, Revolutions and Transaction, as to the Wars, Fires, Plagues, &c. which Have Happened in and About These Cities for Above Nine Hundred Years Past, till the Year 1681 A New Edition, With Additional Wood-Cut Portraits, and a Copious Index
Westminster (London) Machell Stace 1810 Full Calf Very Good 
178, [2] pp. With 22 vignettes. Rebacked, with original boards. Boards have chipping, rubbing and dryness. Corners of boards are now worn and rounded, with text block touching the outer edge of the rear corners.Generally clean inside. Crack to hinge by title page. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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4 Jenkins, Js. [James] The Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies; from 1799 to 1815
London Js. Jenkins 1815 First Edition Full Morocco Very Good 
Folio, 35 by 28 cm. With 52 hand-colored aquatint plates (including title vignette) as well as hand-colored dedication to Duke of Wellington. Engraved title (uncolored). Aquatinted by Thomas Sutherland after paintings by William Heath. Plates dated 1814 and 1815. Tooley 281. Abbey, Life 365. A contemporary history of the Napoleonic Wars with plates capturing well the frenzy, action, excitement, horror and heroism of war with astonishing realism. Scattered light to moderate soiling, including finger smudges in margins of some plates. One closed tear, about 3 cm or one inch, in a plate margin repaired with archival tape. Rebacked sympathetically, and quite inconspicuously -- the spine leather is slightly darker but passes as a good match, and the gilt decoration on the spine is in a period correct style, and fits with the gilt and blind decoration on the boards. 
Price: 5000.00 USD
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