In the summer of 1812 Britain stood alone against Napoleon's French Empire. In that dark time America saw a chance to challenge British dominance. In three titanic single-ship actions, the challenge was decisively met by the Royal Navy. Illustrated.
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 538 pages. NEW
A history of the Methodist Missions within the United States, Africa, South America, China and Scandinavia, Europe, Mexico and Japan. Includes illustrations and maps. Two volumes. Undated but the 1888 edition as has a date inscribed to paste downs May '89.
Phillips and Hunt, New York, (1888). Hardback cloth. 462 + 471 pages + plates etc. SECONDHAND
Memoir of 9 years living in the north of the Arctic Circle, by the wife of the Governor of Spitzbergen. Everyday life in the harsh climate, and amongst the unique individuals.
Souvenir Press, London, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND
Rare book on the Hebridean islands of Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra. With a chapter on the geology and natural history of the group by William Morrison. Illustrated.
Alexander Gardner, Paisley, 1903. Hardback with no dust jacket. 623 pages. SECONDHAND
The settler revolution and the rise of the Anglo-World 1783-1939. How predominantly British based colonial expansion greatly increased the English speaking population and spread it across vast areas.
Oxford University Press, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 573 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the Italo-Turkish, or Libyan War (1911-1912), by a war correspondent embedded with the Ottoman Empire combatants. Descriptions of Italian aerial warfare, the campaign in Tripoli and the Balkans. Illustrated. Colonial Edition.
G Bell and Sons Ltd., London, 1913. Hardback with no dust jacket. 308 pages. SECONDHAND