Archives at the Millenium the 28th Report of the Royal Commission on Historical
The Royal Commission on Historical
Paperback, vi + 78 pp.
ISBN 0117026646 $20.00
Book of Iron Age Britain.
English Heritage. 1995.
ISBN 0713472995 $32.00
Creating a Good
300 Years of the Stamp Office & Stamp Duties.
Dagall, The Stamp Office. 1994.
The Stamp Office and Stamp Duties were both established under the first British Stamp Act
of 1694. This book is a record of the 300 year history of the Stamp Office, not only of
its position in the country's taxation system, but also of its impact on social history,
and in one case, on world history. Stamps have appeared on newspapers, playing cards,
dice, pill boxes, banknotes, lottery tickets, perfumes, hats, and other items. Hardcover,
ISBN 0116414189 $40.00
The Crown Jewels.
The History of the Coronation Regalia in the Jewel
House of the Tower of London.
Claude Blair et al. 1998.
The Crown Jewels require
no introduction. This history does, for it has several special features for the
reader. It is the first
full-scale scholarly catalogue of the regalia ever to be published, with distinguished
authors who are experts in their field. It is also the first work on the subject to
contain large numbers of illustrations, many in color, details of the pieces and
analyses of the precious stones. The individual history of each piece is
described in detail and this is set against the history of the coronation. Much
of the information is derived from original research and has never been
published before. The Crown Jewels is an exclusive publication, with only 650 copies being
produced. Each of the fully illustrated two volumes is quarter leather bound, numbered and fully
certificated. It is a masterpiece of the photographer's, publisher's
and bookbinder's arts. 2 volumes in slipcase, 1492 pp.
ISBN 0117013595 $1800.00
Fun Without Vulgarity.
Victorian & Edwardian Popular
Roll up! Roll up! ladies and
gentlemen, prepare to have the greatest shows on Earth unfold before your very eyes!
Thrill to the Battle of the Bladders and cricket played entirely on water. Gasp at the
Great Continental Facial King, Graceful Gertrella's tightrope skirt dance and the saucy
double entendres of the music hall. Marvel at The Ugliest Woman on Earth and be amazed by
The Beautiful Florences, dental athletes extraordinaire. The eighty popular entertainment
posters featured here in startlingly fresh color are drawn from the vast archive
of Victorian and Edwardian advertising materials preserved by the Public Record
Office at Kew. Originally deposited to safeguard their copyright, the represent
a magnificent record of how posters developed from early, over-fussy styles to a
bold new art from, combining fine art with popular culture. Paperback, viii + 22
pp. + 80 color plates.
ISBN 0114402639 $30.00
Medieval Household: Daily Living c. 1150 - 1450.
Medieval Finds from Excavations in London Museum of London 6.
Geoff Egan. 1998.
This book covers the
period from c. 1150 to 1450, bringing together for the first time an astonishing diversity
of excavated furnishings and artifacts from medieval London homes. These
include roofing and other structural items, decorative fixtures and fittings, an
assortment of culinary utensils, some writing instruments and a number of toys
and weights. The catalog provides a fascinating account of how metalwork and
glassware manufacturing trends changed over the 300- year period, and close
dating of many finds has resulted in several startling insights. Over 1000 items
are presented, with the same quality and accuracy of photographs, illustrations,
diagrams and informative, authoritative commentary that have brought earlier
books in this series to such acclaim. The very latest research is presented here
in a highly readable form that will appeal to historians and archeologists, as
well as the general researcher and reader. Hardcover, 355 pp., illustrated in
color and B&W.
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Pilgrim Souvenirs and
Medieval Finds from Excavations in London Museum of London 7.
Brian Spencer. 1998.
This comprehensive catalog is primarily concerned with souvenirs collected at centers of
religious attraction by pilgrims who lived in London or journeyed through it between the
late 12th and early 16th century. By going on a pilgrimage, medieval folk would aim to
pursue the path to salvation, and like most travelers today, wanted tangible evidence of
their religious or spiritual journeys. However, as the "acquisition" of holy
materials at pilgrimage destinations became more difficult, medieval merchants decided to
sell cheap, manufactured souvenirs to satisfy growing demand. These objects mainly took
the form of badges, whereas in England, ampullae (miniature flasks) were the chosen form
of memento until these were replaced by badges in the early 14th century.
Hardcover, xii + 349 pp., illustrated in B&W.
ISBN 0112905749 $100.00
Private Papers of British
Colonial Governors 1782-1900.
Royal Commission on
Historical Manuscripts. 1986.
Paperback, 66 pp.
ISBN 011440206X $12.00
Private Papers of British Diplomats 1782-1900.
Guides to sources for British
history based on the National Register of Archives 4.
Royal Commission on Historical
Paperback, 80 pp.
ISBN 0114401888 $12.00
Papers of British Churchmen 1780-1940.
Guides to sources for British history
based on the National Register of Archives 6.
Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts.
Paperback, 96 pp.
ISBN 0114402124 $16.00
The History of
From the Weald to the World.
The origins of cricket are lost in a haze of
sentimental obscurity. With painstaking care and fascinating detail, this book explodes
old myths, and provides new insights not only into how the game began, but also into how
it developed from a rudimentary ball-game into a highly sophisticated sport that is still
spreading to new parts of the world. In a revealing foreword Richie Benaud, one of the
world's most respected former players and captains, and a favorite commentator on the
game, recalls the cricket books which inspired him as a boy and describes his hopes and
fears. for the games future. Cricket has always responded and adapted to national and
world trends and events: the English class structure, British Empire, world wars,
apartheid, commercialization. Highly regarded author and authority on cricket, Peter
Wynne-Thomas, has drawn on his vast knowledge of the game to produce the first full-length
history for many years. By placing cricket in its wider social and political context he
has revealed the most comprehensive picture yet of this extraordinary game's
history. Paperback, 200 pp.
ISBN 0117020486 $50.00
Historical Manuscripts Annual Review 1998-1999.
Commission on Historical Manuscripts. 1999.
Paperback, vi +
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Honours and Titles. 2nd edition.
Aspects of Britain.
Great Britain Central Office of Information.
Paperback, 165 pp., illustrated.
ISBN 0117020273 $20.00
The India Museum, 1801-79.
Ray Desmond, Great Britain India Office
Library and Records. 1982.
Hardcover, xvi + 216 pp.
ISBN 0115800883 $25.00
Simon Olding, Great Britain Museums and Galleries
Commission Museums Association. 1989.
London is the museum capital of the world with
perhaps 300 museums and museum projects in the area. Many of these museums are world
famous, such as the British Museum, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, however some
are less known such as the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood and the Grange Museum of
Community History, the Cutty Sark, etc. This guide offers directions, opening times,
admission requirements, and discussion on the museum holdings. Paperback, xiii + 110 pp.
ISBN 0112904653 $16.00
The London Conference.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 1998.
Over the past few years, the tragic
episode of world history which has universally been described as 'Nazi Gold' has
been debated and analyzed in great depth by the world's historians, media and
the general public. This, one of the darkest chapters of the Nazi holocaust, has
become a focal point of international attention and the need to reflect on its
significance was symbolized by the organization of the London Conference in late
1997. The Stationery Office is proud to publish the official Foreign and
Commonwealth Office report of this unique international conference which
addressed one of the most notorious acts of plunder in history: the seizure of
huge quantities of gold by the Nazis from the central banks of countries they
occupied during the Second World War and from individual victims of Nazi
persecution. This report contains an enormous body of information on the origins
of the gold looted by the Nazis and what happened to it. The conference was
attended by 41 national delegations and set out to bring together all the
information available in order to establish a sound body of fact on which
decision makers could base their future policy in this sensitive area. All the
papers tabled by the national delegations at Lancaster House are presented here
in full, together with the main introductory speeches by Foreign Secretary Robin
Cook, US Under-Secretary of State Eizenstat, Lord Janner and the summing-up by
the Chairman, Lord Mackay of Clashfern. The book is without doubt the most
definitive guide to the legacy of Nazi Gold from a unique multi-national
perspective. Hardcover, x + 834 pp.
ISBN 0115917608 $50.00
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The Norwich Shawl.
Its History and a Catalogue of the Collection at Strangers Hall
The city of Norwich, a major
textile centre in the 18th century, led the way in the manufacture of shawls
based on traditional Indian styles and designs. The first major work to be
published on the Norwich shawl, (which was in fashion for nearly a century) and
its manufacture, this book includes extensive background information, placing
the garment in the context of contemporary fashion design and the history of the
textile industry. Paperback or hardcover available, xiv + 145
ISBN 0117015849 $26.00
ISBN 0117015911 $50.00
Nick Merriman. 1990.
tells the story of half a million years, following amazing changes in landscape and human
society. It starts with ice-sheets expanding further and further south, pushing the River
Thames into its present position, and ends with the arrival of the Roman legions. In
between are Ice Age hunters camping by the Thames, followed by elephants and hippos whose
bones have been found in Trafalgar Square. Later came hunters, the first farmers,
settlements and chiefdoms. Using the latest research, this colorful book gives a glimpse
into the lives of the thousands of generations of people who have lived in the region we
now call London. This title is part of the series which includes Roman London, Saxon
and Norman London. Written for the general reader, this book will have special appeal for
schools. Paperback, 48 pp., illustrated.
ISBN 0112904475 $5.00
People of Consequence.
Roger East. 1999.
People of Consequence
is a biographical dictionary of 111 people from around the world who have made a great
impact on the history of the 1990s. It Includes politicians, entrepreneurs, humanitarians,
business people and media stars. People of Consequence is unique in that profiles are
purely objective and a completely new approach has been taken to their selection and
inclusion. Unlike other guides, the profiles are not written by the subject themselves but
independently. Combine this with the pedigree of the editorial team at the Cambridge
International Reference on Current Affairs and no wonder this a truly world-class almanac
of the men and women who shaped the decade. Paperback, 150 pp.
ISBN 0117026573 $99.00
Principal Family and
Part 1: Families A - K.
Part 2: Families L - Z. *Please
note that there are no names X-Z.
Guides to sources for British history based on the National Register of
Archives 10 & 11.
Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts.1999.
separately: Part 1 (1996, 136 pp. ISBN 0114402655- $60.00); Part 2 (1999, 170
pp. ISBN 0114402760- $79.00)]
The estate and family records of the great British landowners over the last
seven or eight centuries are probably, of their kind, unequalled in range and
continuity, and provide a rich source for the study of the 'ruling families.' This guide will
comprehensively cover the contents of 120 collections. A rich tapestry is presented here
in the documentation not only of the landowners and family members themselves but also
their stewards, land agents, solicitors, architects, housekeepers, private secretaries and
librarians. Paperback, Vol. I: xviii + 118 pp, Vol. II: xviii + 182 pp.
ISBN 0114402779 $100.00
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From William the Conqueror to the Present Day.
National Portrait Gallery. 1990.
Paperback, 68 pp.
Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the
Collection of the Victoria
and Albert Museum.
John Murdoch, Victoria & Albert Museum. 1997.
This beautiful boxed book is the first complete catalogue of the seventeenth
century miniatures in the national collection at the Victoria and Albert museum.
More than a comprehensive resource for students of miniatures, it is also a
lively and readable book for those with a general interest in art and society. It
offers a full account of the physical construction of the miniatures, setting each object
in its historical context both in terms of the artist's oeuvre and of the
portraiture of the known sitters. A biography of each artist is followed by individual
catalogue entries, which cover details of the sitter, the object's format and size, the
materials and techniques used, the signature or inscription, the miniature's condition,
frame, provenance, and references to any supporting exhibitions and literature. More than
200 B&W photos and 20 full color plates.
Boxed in slipcase, hardcover, xx + 375 pp.
ISBN 011290498X $225.00
So Dearly Loved,
So Much Admired.
Letters to Hester Pitt, Lady Chatham from her
Relations and Friends 1744-1801.
Edited by Vere Birdwood,
Great Britain Public Record Office. 1994.
Paperback, xxxii + 362 pp.
ISBN 0118875469 $50.00
Richly Adorn'd: the Decoration of Salisbury Cathedral.
Sarah Brown. 1999.
Salisbury Cathedral is often cited as the epitome of the 13th
century cathedral in England. This book recreates an impression of the cathedral's
interior at key points in its history from the 13th century to the present day by drawing
on documentary and antiquarian resources. Its rich collections of monuments, stained glass
and other furnishings is placed in a wider context and the accompanying inventory provides
an invaluable guide to the serious visitor. Illustrated with many B&W and color
photos, it begins with an historical summary, followed by discussions on
decorations and furnishings, including furniture, glass, monuments, floor slabs, coffins,
brasses, indents, paintings, tiles, textiles, sculpture, masonry and architectural
features. Paperback, xii + 218 pp.
ISBN 0113000960 $90.00
Rosemary Weinstein. 1994.
The Tudor period was one of change
and growth for London. The city quadrupled its population and established itself as the
political and social capital of the country. People were drawn to the metropolis from all
over Britain and also from abroad. The fabric of the city altered as the monasteries were
dissolved and Henry VIII began a massive building program for royal residences. Under
Elizabeth I, London became the centre for overseas exploration and trade, literature and
arts. Not all Londoners benefited from the changes. Many areas of the city became
desperately overcrowded, and rising prices and inflation during Henry VIII's reign made
life miserable for the less well off. This beautifully illustrated book draws on recent
archaeological finds and other evidence - including the very first maps and guides to
London - to describe a dynamic period of the capital's history. Paperback, 57 pp., illustrated.
ISBN 0112904955 $15.00
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