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The Book Of The Words And Music Written And Composed For A Thanksgiving And Pageant To Be Held At Romsey Abbey And In Broadlands Park On June 25, 26 & 27, A.d. 1907 In Celebration of the Thousandth Anniversary of the Founding of Romsey Abbey by King Edward the Elder in the Year 907...
1 The Book Of The Words And Music Written And Composed For A Thanksgiving And Pageant To Be Held At Romsey Abbey And In Broadlands Park On June 25, 26 & 27, A.d. 1907 In Celebration of the Thousandth Anniversary of the Founding of Romsey Abbey by King Edward the Elder in the Year 907...
Romsey, England Mayor's Parlour / Town Hall 1907 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; Alternate title: Romsey Millenary Celebration A. D. 907-A. D. 1907. This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping, with a noticeable bump to the top corners. The white cloth spine and corners have ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable generalized toning. The milenary (thousand year celebration) for Romsey Abbey included church services on three succeeding days, the first, the 25th of June, 1907 included a visit by H. R. H. Princess Louise and the Choristers of Romsey Abbey (with a sermon by the Bishop of Bristol) , the second day included music by the Royal Chapel of S. George's Windsor, and the third day (June 27th) , included a plain song service by the Choir of S. Alphege, Southwark. Also in the book is a potted history of the abbey, and the lyrics and sheet music for the event. "Our story covers ten centuries of English History. What vast changes have taken place in those thousand years! Languages have died out. Nations have risen and fallen. Empires have been founded and have passed away...." "Romsey Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England in Romsey, a market town in Hampshire, England. Until the dissolution it was the church of a Benedictine nunnery. It is now the largest parish church in the county since Christchurch Priory is now in Dorset. The church was originally built during the 10th century, as part of a Benedictine foundation. The surviving church is the town's outstanding feature, which is all the more remarkable because the abbey, as a nunnery, would have been less well financially endowed than other religious establishments of the time." 
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The Comic History of England with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts (Two Volumes in One), A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott
2 A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott The Comic History of England with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts (Two Volumes in One)
London, England Punch Office at Fleet Street 1864 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. Two volumes in one. Included are 20 hand-colored plates along with two-hundred woodcuts. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The green cloth covered boards have gilt lettering and decoration to the spine and gilt decoration to the front cover. There is edge wear, rubbing and light fraying to the spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers. The front top spine joint has fraying and tearing. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with some light foxing. (AEG) All edges Gilt. From Wikipedia: "Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (9 January 1811 – 30 August 1856) was an English humorist. He was born in London, the son of a lawyer, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1841. He edited the comic paper Figaro in London and was one of the original staff of Punch and a contributor until his death. He was an active journalist on The Times and The Morning Herald, contributed a series of light articles to The Illustrated London News, conducted in 1846 The Almanack of the Month and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens's shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon. " 
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THE LAST PLANTAGENETS, Costain, Thomas B.   (Bertram)
3 Costain, Thomas B. (Bertram) THE LAST PLANTAGENETS
New York Doubleday & Company 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light fading to the lettering on the spine and one small spot of fading / toning to the bottom spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of two pages where there is some toning / burning due to a newspaper clipping (regarding the succession of the Plantagenets) slipped between the pages. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks, tears and one wrinkle to the bottom front cover and spine end. This book is part of the Pageants of England Series. "There are periods in history where things are seen dimly as through a veil. Such were the years from 1377 to 1485. During this time the Chronicles were silent and the sources of information few. And yet these were eventful years, filled with important, strange, colorful and sometimes mystifying events. The Wars of the Roses were fought; a few men began to preach and a nation began to listen to new beliefs." 
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The Prince of Wales Book A Pictorial Record of the Voyages of H.M.S. Renown 1919-1920, HRH The Prince of Wales (Edward the VII)
4 HRH The Prince of Wales (Edward the VII) The Prince of Wales Book A Pictorial Record of the Voyages of H.M.S. Renown 1919-1920
London & Boston Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. 1922 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The red cloth covers have some ground-in dirt. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, bumping and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's name and date on the half title page. Included is a facsimile of the letter written by Prince Edward regarding this book. "I am publishing this book of photographs for the benefit of St. Dunstan's, the hostel for blinded sailors and soldiers in Regent's Park." 
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Alfred The Great, Hughes, Thomas (M. A P. )
5 Hughes, Thomas (M. A P. ) Alfred The Great
London, England MacMillan & Co. Publishers 1887 Reprint Hardcover Very Good- 
This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wera, bumping and spots of fraying. The spine of the book has noticeable toning. Both front and rear endpapers have the hinge stuck to the pastedown pages about half an inch, and the front inner hinge has cracked. The text pages are clean and bright. "Alfred the Great (Old English: Ælfred, "elf counsel" or "wise elf"; 849 – 26 October 899) was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England. He is one of only two English monarchs to be given the epithet "the Great", the other being the Scandinavian Cnut the Great. He was also the first King of the West Saxons to style himself "King of the Anglo-Saxons". Details of Alfred's life are described in a work by the 9th-century Welsh scholar and bishop Asser." "Thomas Hughes QC (20 October 1822 – 22 March 1896) was an English lawyer, judge, politician and author. He is most famous for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857) , a semi-autobiographical work set at Rugby School, which Hughes had attended. It had a lesser-known sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford (1861). Hughes had numerous other interests, in particular as a Member of Parliament, in the British co-operative movement, and in a settlement in Tennessee reflecting his values." 
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The Private Life Of King Edward VII  (Prince of Wales, 1841-1901), Member Of The Royal Household
6 Member Of The Royal Household The Private Life Of King Edward VII (Prince of Wales, 1841-1901)
New York D. Appleton and Company 1901 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. There is a light slant to the spine of the book and fading / sunning. The text pages are clean and bright. "Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910. The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. Before his accession to the throne, he served as heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power, and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He travelled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties, and represented Britain on visits abroad." 
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The Holland House Circle, Sanders, Lloyd
7 Sanders, Lloyd The Holland House Circle
New York / London G. P. Putnam's Sons 1908 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The covers have several small spots of discoloration. The text pages are clean and bright. TEG (Top Edge Gilt). "Under the 3rd Baron Holland and his wife Elizabeth, the house became noted as a glittering social, literary and political centre with many celebrated visitors such as Byron, Thomas Macaulay, the poets Thomas Campbell and Samuel Rogers, 'Conversation' Sharp, Benjamin Disraeli, Charles Dickens and Sir Walter Scott. The figure of the political and historical writer John Allen was so associated with the house that he was known as Holland House Allen and there was a room in the house named after him. The prestige of Holland House extended to British colonies. In 1831 Henry John Boulton, who was born in Holland House, erected a baronial-like home in the city of Toronto. Henry John Boulton had been born in the famous English house, and he commemorated that fact by naming the Toronto home Holland House." 
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The Way We Were in Newport, Underwood, Terry
8 Underwood, Terry The Way We Were in Newport
Pontypool, Gwent Terry Underwood 1981 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light, but noticeable bumping to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some edge wear, nicking and several small edge tears. "Terry Underwood was born in Newport and is well known throughout South Wales for his theatrical work. Actor, comedian, songwriter and author of several full length musicals are but just a few strings to his bow." 
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The Marrying of Anne of Cleves Royal Protocol in Tudor England, Warnicke, Retha M.
9 Warnicke, Retha M. The Marrying of Anne of Cleves Royal Protocol in Tudor England
London, England Cambridge University Press 2000 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The rear endpaper has several spots of dirt. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and nicking to the top rear panel. "On 6 January 1540 Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves, his fourth wife but only his second foreign-born one, with the goal of siring more male children to secure the succession. It was so expected a practice for a monarch to select a foreign bride, as Henry did in 1509 and 1540, that Erasmus felt it necessary to warn against these unions in The Education of a Christian Prince, which was published in 1516." 
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