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Book Title: Rétrospective, Le Moulin Rouge de 1889 à nos jours ... (Click for more info)
Author: Clérico, Jacki
Price: GBP 28.00
Non-Fiction Publisher: Vlady France Conseil - First Edition
Views: 1227
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Clérico, Jacki (Editor) - Rétrospective, Le Moulin Rouge de 1889 à nos jours ... : Vlady France Conseil, Neuilly Sur Seine. Undated(circa 1985) Unpaginated. 4to(295 x 210mm) A scarce pictorial history of the Moulin Rouge, Paris. Illustrated in colour. Preface by Msr. Jaques Chirac. (The Mayor of Paris 1977 to 1995). Text in French and English. Very good condition. See images below.

Book Title: L. FLORI De Gestis Romanorum (Click for more info)
Author: Lucius Annaeus Florus
Price: USD 369.99
Publisher: Francesco Rampazetum Published: 1559
Views: 285
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L. FLORI De Gestis Romanorum apud Francesco Rampazetum VENICE 1559. Old Latin book by Lucius Annaeus Florus on Roman history printed in Venice in 1559. Pages number: 63 + 212 leaves (424 pages) + 7. Half calf binding with label on spine. VERY FRESH AND CLEAN COPY. Page 89 missing where the seam is coming loose. Size: 4.00 in. x 3.00 in.. Category:16th Century Rare Book

Book Title: War in Britain (Click for more info)
Author: Tim Newark / Quentin Newark / Dr J F Borsarello
Price: GBP 7.50
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd Published: 2000
Views: 198
Owner: ewell books (ID:2510, Standard) Contact

POSTED IN 24 HOURS FROM EWELL BOOKS IN SURREY : BOOK LIKE NEW : 256 PAGES ILLUSTRATED IN COLOUR : English Heritage arranged re-enacted events every weekend in summer 1998. The largest, in August at Kirby Hall attracted 25,000 spectators and involved over 2,000 re-enactors. The aim was to reveal what it was like to be a soldier, soldier's wife, servant or even child on campaign in Britain. From Roman times to World War II, this "living history" investigates the practicalities of soldiering - what Romans wore under their skirts, how they rode without stirrups, how medieval knights could play leapfrog in full armour and how to fire a musket. :

Manuscript Title: 1887 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL DETAILING THE WORK AND ECONOMY OF ONE HARDWORKING MAN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE (Click for more info)
Author: FRANK W. STEELE
Price: USD 455.99
Published: 1887
Views: 339
Owner: benkatz (ID:1317, Standard) Contact

On offer is the handwritten, manuscript work journal and diary of Mr. Frank W. Steele of Thornton New Hampshire. Mr. Steele is a succinct diarist noting work, duties and his employers as he scratched out a living doing carpentry, planting, logging, painting, wheating +++ Rarely missing a day Mr. Steele's work journal will provide, with more than a casual reading, a goodly bit of local history and genealogical info given the number of employers named. Overall VG.. Category:19th Century Manuscript

Book Title: RURAL SPORTS (Click for more info)
Author: DANIEL
Price: GBP 0.00
Publisher: LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME. and BROWN 1812 Published: 1812
Views: 237
Owner: Edwin1938 (ID:3425, Standard) Contact

3RD VOL PRODUCED IN 1812
CONTENTS
Birds, and sketches from their Natural History
Birds of Game described
Statutes respecting winged game
Gamekeepers and laws concerning
Land birds of sport described
Water Fowl ditto
shooting wild Fowl
Laws relating to Wild Fowl
Dogs used in shooting
Laws respecting dogs
Pigeon Shooting
Rook shooting
Ammunition,Gun etc rules for choice of+ management

31 plates engravings excellent

Book Title: Messalina (Click for more info)
Author: Oleck Jack
Price: GBP 7.50
Views: 315
Owner: CherryBee (ID:916, Standard) Contact

In stock in England - HARDBACK - 1960 1st UK edition - Corner bumped and shelf scuffed - DJ is grubby, chipped and has some small tears, red boards are clean, gilt texyt on spine is clear and bright, page block is square and tight, pages have a little foxing and dusty edges, A surprisingly erotic dust jacket given the age in which it was printed. This is the story of a central and brutal woman; the men she destroyed, and the man she could not destroy. She was for a little while the most powerful woman in the civilised world. She used her beauty and her body to make and break emperors. This tends an absorbing story is essentially a novel, not a history. But it makes ancient Rome is intimate and contemporary as Peyton Place. My copy is the one in the scan.

Book Title: The History of Wells Rural Electric Company - The Last Great Power Desert (Click for more info)
Author: Steber, Rick
Price: GBP 12.99
Non-Fiction Publisher: Wells Rural Electric Company Published: 1999
Views: 962
Owner: beckvalleybooks (ID:1452, Standard) Contact

By the late 1950s most of the families in the United States were enjoying the benefits of electricity. But rural Northeastern Nevada was still without central station power. A group of Clover Valley ranchers wanted to change that. They met and formed Wells Rural Electric Company. By working together cooperatively they were able to secure a loan through the Rural Electric Administration and eventually succeeded in bringing electric power to what was then known as the Last Great Power Desert in America.

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Manuscript Title: 1942 ORIGINAL PHOTO ALBUM AND TRAVEL DIARY OF A TRIP THROUGH ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND DISPUTED PLACES ON EARTH (Click for more info)
Author: NORMAN WRIGHT [?]
Price: USD 2,655.99
Published: 1942
Views: 167
Owner: benkatz (ID:1317, Standard) Contact

On offer is a wonderful, original photograph album and typed diary of a trip by a man we believe named Norman Wright made throughout Kashmir and parts of India. Titled: "Photographs taken during a Trek made on foot through the Sind and Liddar Valleys in Kashmir and into Ladakh during September 1942" most of the photos show scenery and mountains, including three triptych panoramas including a view of Nanga Parbat, a series of shots of "cook and ponymen haggling over number of ponies to be taken"; a view including the camp of two Royal Artillery officers, [one of whom apparently shared his name: Norman Wright; a namesake is the only indication of authorship]; a ponyman carrying a cook across a stream in front of a collapsed snow bridge, etc. Included is a 9-page typed journal of the trip, written in fairly clipped sentences but which still conveys some more interesting details of the journey. His commentary reveals the degree to which civilization was creeping into this part of the world-he comments about soon-to-be-completed motor roads, "telephone wires laid at seemingly impossible places," etc.-as well as the difficulties of photographing in mountain conditions and some of his fellow travelers. The last page is a list of food he brought. The 71 black and white photos, most 3.25 x 2.25 inches, two are 4.25 by 3.25 inches in an oblong 4to, red boards with paper label noted in ball-point pen on the upper cover. One photo is missing, the boards with some rubbing, otherwise a very good copy.. Category:20th Century Ephemera

Book Title: Inner Revolution : Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Real Happiness (Click for more info)
Author: Thurman, Robert A. F.
Price: GBP 2.00
Publisher: Rider Books Published: 1999
Views: 275
Owner: CherryBee (ID:916, Standard) Contact

In stock in England - PAPERBACK- Showing signs of having been read with usual spine and light cover creasing - 1999 edition - Inner Revolution addresses both the history and the practical contemporary uses of Buddhism. With originality and enormous scholarship, Robert Thurman reveals the principles of the movement to celebrate individual happiness, which the Buddha initiated some 2,500 years ago, and shows how to continue it. He spreads the Buddha's message that everyone has the opportunity to become fully, completely happy and he finds hope and fascinating lessons in Tibetan Buddhism, as well as a viable way to change the world.

Book Title: The History of Henry Esmond, Esq - A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne (Click for more info)
Author: Esmond, Henry/Thackeray, W M
Price: GBP 19.99
Non-Fiction Publisher: Port Sunlight/Lever Brothers Published: 1900
Views: 1068
Owner: beckvalleybooks (ID:1452, Standard) Contact

Undated. Navy cloth hardcovers, wrinkled, tear at top of spine, couple of pages marked, binding has come completely away from book. Name written in pencil at top of first page. Presents the story of Henry Esmond, one of the colonels in Queen Anne's service. A sense of insecurity follows him as the illegitimate son of a Jacobite family even after his eventual acceptance by his family members. His participation in Battle of the Boyne and the Battle of Blenheim and his subsequent acceptance of a Protestant England are portrayed.

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Manuscript Title: HER PERSONAL COMPACT RESEARCH LIBRARY OF FAMED JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR AND ANTI-SHARIA FREEDOM FIGHTER (Click for more info)
Author: ORIANA FALLACI et al
Price: USD 9,525.99
Non-Fiction
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On offer is a compact research library of the noted and famous journalist, author and untiring freedom fighter against sharia law and for women's rights Oriana Fallaci. This research library of 27 contemporary and one [1] antiquarian books [detailed below] were recently recovered from the same and original source of the research files of Ms. Fallaci that this company recently sold. Ms. Fallaci was of one of the 20th century's most celebrated, notable and influential women. A prolific writer and author and a world renowned interviewer and journalist, [a term she loathed to define her work] and in her later years a true heroine fighting on the front lines of the War on Terror speaking out against terrorism, islamofascism and sharia law. As an author she is held in high esteem among the likes of Hemingway and Malraux. As an interviewer her subjects included Henry Kissinger, Willy Brandt, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and the late Pakistani leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, from whom she extracted such criticism of India's Indira Gandhi that a 1972 peace treaty between the two countries almost went unsigned. She also interviewed Norman Mailer, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Nguyen Cao Ky, H. Rap Brown, Geraldine Chaplin, Hugh Hefner, Federico Fellini, Sammy Davis Jr, Anna Magnani, Jeanne Moreau, Dean Martin, Duchess of Alba, Alfred Hitchcock, Mary Hemingway, El Cordobes to name a few. This small research library belonged to one of the worlds most celebrated and enigmatic women of the late 20th Century contain. There are books that were signed and inscribed by the authors to Ms. Fallaci; some books were collected and left untouched by Oriana; some have post-its and bookmarks; some holograph notes; some interesting personal notes and ephemera. There are two [2] personal copies of her own books. As stated along with the contemporary books there is an 1845 handwritten manuscript [more fully described below] that was important to Ms. Fallaci's personal genealogical studies. The collection: English books: 'Human Rights in Guatemala: No Neutrals Allowed'; 'Report on Human Rights in El Salvador'1982 [July 20]; 'Report on Human Rights in El Salvador'1982 [Jan. 26]; 'Report on Human Rights in El Salvador'1983; 'Kamal' 1982 [w/TLS from publisher]; 'Burden of Desire' [a novel by Robert MacNeil w/intimate ALS from Nan Talese]; The Hamas Charter [Janet Levy and Georgette Gelbart noted in gilt on the front free endpaper.]; and 'Four Steps to Love Florence' [inscribed, signed]. Italian books: 'Lettre di condannati a morte della Resistenza europea' 1954; La Rabbia e L'Orgoglio 2004; 'Vita di Vittorio Alfieri' 1922; 'L'Italia del Risorgimento' 1972; 'Da Quarto al Volturno' 1932; 'La Forza della Ragione' 2004; 'Nuovi Documenti su Giuditta Sidoli' 1957; 'Guida Storica ed Artistica' 1981; 'L'Italia Giacobina e Carbonara' 1971; 'Voglia di Violino' [inscribed, signed] 2002; 'Il Cuoco Galante' 1990; 'Il Contratto D'Enfiteusi' ???; 'Dialoghi Filosofici' 1981 Vol. 1 & 2; 'Castro' 1969; 'Alberi d'Italia'1996; 'Amerigo Vespucci' ????; and 'Oriana Fallaci' [Hungarian]. The 700+ page, 1845 manuscript book, coverless, once held by string as evidenced by the remnants of such. Her personal bookplate is tucked inside the front pages. In Italian, the front page dates the book and ownership, and authorship assuredly, by a man named Vincento Muccio. He has stamped his name throughout the book. The manuscript is entitled "DI REALI DI FRANCIA" or "THE ROYAL HOUSE OF FRANCE" being an important compilation of prose, in the form of a chronicle of romance material concerning Charlemagne and Roland (Orlandino) from various legends. The original book was written in the 14th Century book by Andrea De Barberino [also called Andrea Mangiabotti]. While many wealthier people would hire a scribe to copy an important text this manuscript is not the work of a scrivener but a multi year task of Vincento more likely. The book begins with a title page and then hand-numbered pages begin at '3' and run out sometime over 600 but there are easily over 700 pages but save for Page '2' all appears accounted for. Pages are loose, text blocks broken down but all otherwise accounted for save for page 2 which we surmise was an index after the title page. This book is entirely in one hand and where Vinceto was lacking in the handwriting arts he made up for in creating or reproducing a number of charming drawings that, again maybe, perhaps, he copied from the original book. We believe this manuscript was an essential resource in researching her genealogy and completing her last and final book. This is an extraordinary unique opportunity to peek into the mind of this fascinating woman and to travel in her own research footsteps. BIO NOTES: A true Renaissance woman, who traveled the world routinely and on any given day even she herself was unsure where she might be heading next. Though she has written novels and memoirs, Italian author Oriana Fallaci remains best known as an uncompromising political interviewer, or, as Elizabeth Mehren puts it in the Los Angeles Times, "the journalist to whom virtually no world figure would say no." Already as famous as many of the figures she interviews, Fallaci is a freethinker passionately committed to her craft. "I do not feel myself to be, nor will I ever succeed in feeling like, a cold recorder of what I see and hear," she writes in the preface to Interview with History. "On every professional experience I leave shreds of my heart and soul; and I participate in what I see or hear as though the matter concerned me personally and were one on which I ought to take a stand (in fact I always take one, based on a specific moral choice)."While Fallaci's morality has seldom been questioned, her interviewing techniques are highly controversial. According to New York Times Book Review contributor Francine du Plessix Gray, Fallaci combines "the psychological insight of a great novelist and the irreverence of a bratty quiz kid." Known for her abrasive interviewing tactics, Fallaci often goads her subjects into revelations. "Let's talk about war," she challenged Henry Kissinger in their 1972 interview. "You're not a pacifist, are you?" When a subject refuses to cooperate, he becomes "a bastard, a fascist, an idiot," notes Esquire contributor David Sanford. Fallaci denies her reputation as a brutal interrogator, insisting instead that she merely frames the questions other reporters lack the courage to ask. Where others seek objectivity, Fallaci prefers an approach that she calls "correct" and "honest." Each interview, "is a portrait of myself," she told Time contributor Jordan Bonfante. "They are a strange mixture of my ideas, my temperament, my patience, all of these driving the questions." Although Ted Morgan complains in the Washington Post that Fallaci "wants to be more than a brilliant interviewer, she wants to be an avenging angel," Fallaci defends her unique approach on the grounds that she is not simply a journalist but a historian as well. She told Bonfante: "A journalist lives history in the best of ways, that is in the moment that history takes place. He lives history, he touches history with his hands, looks at it with his eyes, he listens to it with his ears." To Jonathan Cott in a Rolling Stone interview, she explained: "I am the judge. I am the one who decides. Listen: if I am a painter and I do your portrait, have I or haven't I the right to paint you as I want?". Category:20th Century Ephemera

Book Title: Day of Judgment (Click for more info)
Author: Jack Higgins
Price: GBP 5.00
Publisher: Bantam Published: 1979
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In stock in England - PAPERBACK- Showing signs of having been read with usual spine and light cover creasing - 1979 Bantam edition - different cover - see picture - It's 1963 and the eve of John F.Kennedy's historic visit to Berlin. Locked away inside the impregnable fortress of Schloss Neustadt, Father Sean Conlin, survivor of Dachau and lifelong champion of human freedom is fighting to deny his jailers their ultimate goal. On this momentus day, when the whole world is watching they must make him admit to being a CIA hireling. But the West is determined to save him, and gambling with their lives a small band of men begin a daring rescue mission that could change the course of history.

Book Title: Europe and the Mystique of Islam (Click for more info)
Author: Rodinson, Maxime;Veinus, Roger
Price: GBP 5.00
Publisher: Univ of Washington Press Published: 1987
Views: 154
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In stock in England - PAPERBACK- Showing signs of having been read with usual spine and light cover creasing - 1987 edition - my copy is the one in the scan - For centuries the Islamic world has, by turns, been both reviled and admired in the West. Since the time of the Crusades, Europeans have viewed Muslim culture and religion through the unique distorting lens of Orientalism, colouring all aspects of their perception and generating a curious blend of fascination and distrust. Historian, sociologist and Middle East specialist Maxime Rodinson presents an account of this relationship, in a history that is balanced and concise yet insightful.

Book Title: The Pursuit of Pleasure: High Society in the 1900s (Click for more info)
Author: Middlemas, Robert Keith
Price: GBP 5.00
Publisher: BCA Published: 1977
Views: 94
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In stock in England - HARDBACK- printed by BCA under licence from original publisher - good condition - no dust jacket - boards are clean but show some shelf scuffing and corner bumping - spine is uncreased and the spine text is clear - page block is clean but has some tanning and slight signs of foxing - it also has some shelf scuffing and corner bumping - 1977 edition - Illustrated in black-and-white with photographs, art works - A social history of the upper classes during the period 1900-1914, essentially the rich and famous of Edwardian England.

Book Title: Putney and Roehampton Past [Illustrated] (Click for more info)
Author: Dorian Gerhold
Price: GBP 10.00
Publisher: Historical Publications Ltd Published: 2000
Views: 143
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Posted in 24 hours from Ewell Books in Surrey. Book is clean throughout,Clipped dust jacket.144 pages illustrated throughout.Written by a knowledgeable architectural historian, this graceful history describes the key influences on Putney, namely London and the Thames. One brought trade, especially for market gardens, and the building of country villas and mansions for rich people. The latter provided employment for the watermen - the ferry landing was at the bottom of the High Street. Roehampton often described as a 'hamlet', led a quieter, almost remote life of secluded villas until modern times when local authority housing was built on their generous acres.

Book Title: Times, Persons, Places Essays in Literature (Click for more info)
Author: A. L. Rowse. This book was signed by Rowse in March 1974.
Price: GBP 50.00
Non-Fiction Publisher: Macmillan. London, Melbourne, Toronto. 1965 Published: 1965 - First Edition
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This book has been signed by Rowse on the 7th March 1974.
Alfred Leslie Rowse, CH, FBA (4 December 1903 – 3 October 1997), known publicly as A. L. Rowse but to friends and family as Leslie, was a British historian from Cornwall. Rowse is best known for his work on Elizabethan England and his poetry about Cornwall. He was also a Shakespearean scholar and biographer. Rowse is further renowned for his irascibility and intellectual arrogance.
Rowse was born at Tregonissey, near St Austell, Cornwall, the son of Richard Rowse, a china clayworker, and Annie (née Vanson). Despite his parents being poor and semi-illiterate, he won a place at St Austell County Grammar School (now Poltair School - which has named part of its curriculum the Rowse Pathway) and then a scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford in 1921. He was encouraged in his pursuit of an academic career by a fellow Cornish man of letters, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, of Polperro, who recognised his ability from an early age. Rowse endured doubting comments about his paternity, thus he paid particular attention to his mother's association with a local farmer and butcher from Polgooth, near St Austell, Frederick William May (1872–1953). Nonetheless any such frustrations were channelled into academia, which reaped him dividend later in life.
Rowse had planned to study English literature, having developed an early love of poetry, but was persuaded to read history. He was a popular under-graduate and made many friendships that lasted for life. He graduated with first class honours in 1925 and was elected a Fellow of All Souls College the same year. In 1929, he was awarded his Master of Arts degree, and in 1927 was appointed lecturer at Merton College, where he stayed until 1930. He became a lecturer at the London School of Economics.
In 1931, he contested the parliamentary seat of Penryn and Falmouth for the Labour Party, but was unsuccessful, finishing third behind the Liberals. In the general election of 1935 he again proved unsuccessful, however, managed to finish ahead of the Liberal in second place. In both the 1931 and 1935 elections, Maurice Petherick, was returned as Conservative MP to Parliament, albeit with a minority of the vote. Rowse became a supporter of calls made by the likes of Sir Stafford Cripps for a 'Popular Front' whereby Labour and Liberals should unite at election time to defeat the National Government. While Cripps was expelled for his views, Rowse worked on getting 'local arrangements' agreed by Labour and Liberal parties in Devon and Cornwall, making a common cause with the Liberal MP Sir Richard Acland. A general election was expected to take place in 1939, and Rowse, who was again Labour's candidate for Penryn & Falmouth, was not expected to have a Liberal opponent which would make his chances of winning much greater. However, due to outbreak of war, the election did not take place and effectively ended his political career.
Undeterred, he chose to continue his career at Oxford becoming Sub-Warden of All Souls College. In 1952, he failed in his candidacy for election as Warden against John Sparrow and shortly afterwards began his regular trips to The Huntington Library in California where for many years he was a Senior Research Fellow. He received a doctorate (DLitt) from Oxford University in 1953. After delivering the British Academy's 1957 Raleigh Lecture on History about Sir Richard Grenville's place in English history he became a Fellow of the Academy (FBA) in 1958.
Rowse published about 100 books. He also became a celebrated author and much-travelled lecturer in the mid-20th century, especially in the United States. He also published many popular articles in newspapers and magazines in Great Britain and the United States. His brilliance was widely recognised, and his knack for the sensational, as well as his academic boldness (which some considered to be irresponsible carelessness), sustained his reputation. His opinions on rival popular historians, such as Hugh Trevor-Roper and A.J.P. Taylor, were expressed sometimes in very ripe terms. In his later years, Rowse moved increasingly towards the political right, and many considered him to be part of the Tory tradition by the time he died. One of Rowse's life-long themes in his books and articles was his condemnation of the National Government's policy of appeasement in the 1930s and the economic and political consequences for Great Britain of fighting a second war with Germany. Another was his horror at the degradation of standards in modern society. He is reported as saying : "This filthy twentieth century. I hate its guts.”
Despite international academic success, he remained proud of his Cornish roots. He retired from Oxford in 1973 to Trenarren House, his Cornish home, from where he remained active as writer, reviewer and conversationalist until immobilised by a stroke the year before his death. His ashes are buried in the Campdowns Cemetery, Charlestown near St Austell. There is a commemorative plaque to him in Truro Cathedral and a memorial stone on Black Head, overlooking St Austell Bay almost within sight of Trenarren.
Elizabethan and Shakespearean scholarship
Rowse's early works focus on 16th-century England and his first full-length historical monograph, Sir Richard Grenville of the Revenge (1937), was a biography of a 16th-century sailor. His next was Tudor Cornwall (1941), a lively detailed account of Cornish society in the 16th century. He consolidated his reputation with a one-volume general history of England, The Spirit of English History (1943), but his most important work was the historical trilogy The Elizabethan Age: The England of Elizabeth (1950), The Expansion of Elizabethan England (1955), and The Elizabethan Renaissance (1971–72), respectively examine the society, overseas exploration, and culture of late 16th-century England.
In 1963 Rowse began to concentrate on Shakespeare, starting with a biography in which he claimed to have dated all the sonnets, identified Christopher Marlowe as the suitor's rival and solved all but one of the other problems posed by the sonnets. His failure to acknowledge his reliance upon the work of other scholars alienated some of his peers, but he won popular acclaim. In 1973 he published Shakespeare the Man, in which he claimed to have solved the final problem - the identity of the 'Dark Lady': from a close reading of the sonnets and the diaries of Simon Forman, he asserted that she must have been Emilia Lanier, whose poems he would later collect. He suggested that Shakespeare had been influenced by the feud between the Danvers and Long families in Wiltshire, when he wrote Romeo and Juliet. The Danverses were friends of the 3rd Earl of Southampton.
Rowse's "discoveries" about Shakespeare's sonnets amount to the following:
• 1. The Fair Youth was the 19-year-old Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, extremely handsome and bisexual.
• 2. The sonnets were written 1592-1594/5.
• 3. The "rival poet" was the famously homosexual Christopher Marlowe.
• 4. The "Dark Lady" was Emilia Lanier. While Rowse's confidence that he had identified the Dark Lady caused some amusement, his use of the diaries of Simon Forman influenced other scholars.
• 5. Christopher Marlowe's death is recorded in the sonnets.
• 6. Shakespeare was a heterosexual man, who was faced with an unusual situation when the handsome, young, bisexual Earl of Southampton fell in love with him.
Rowse was dismissive of those who rejected his views, but he did not make such assertions without supplying reasons. In the case of Shakespeare, he emphasised heterosexual inclinations by noting that Shakespeare had managed to get an older woman pregnant by the time he was 18, and was consequently obliged to marry her. Moreover, he had saddled himself with three children by the time he was 21. In the sonnets, Shakespeare's explicit erotic interest lies with the Dark Lady; he obsesses about her. Shakespeare was still married and therefore carrying on an extramarital affair.
Literary career
His first book was On History, a Study of Present Tendencies published in 1927 as the seventh volume of Kegan Paul's Psyche Miniature General Series. In 1931 he contributed to T. S. Eliot's quarterly review The Criterion. In 1935 he co-edited Charles Henderson's Essays in Cornish History for the Clarendon Press. His best-seller was his first volume of autobiography A Cornish Childhood, first published by Jonathan Cape in 1942, that has gone on to sell nearly half a million copies worldwide. It describes his hard struggle to get to the University of Oxford and his love/hate relationship with Cornwall. Highly readable, it contains some of his best prose, as does his book on Tudor Cornwall.
His most controversial book (at the time of publication) was on the subject of human sexuality: Homosexuals In History (1977).
Rowse wrote poetry all his life. He contributed poems to Public School Verse whilst at St Austell Grammar School. He also had verse published in Oxford 1923, Oxford 1924, and Oxford 1925. His collected poems A Life were published in 1981. The poetry is mainly autobiographical, descriptive of place (especially Cornwall) and people he knew and cared for, e.g. The Progress of Love, which describes his platonic love for Adam von Trott, a handsome and aristocratic German youth who studied at Oxford in the 1930s and who was later executed for his part in the July Plot of 1944 to kill Hitler. Unusually for a British poet, Rowse wrote a great number of poems inspired by American scenery. He maintained that in writing poetry one could get to the truth of a matter rather more than in prose.
Biographer
He wrote other biographies of English historical and literary figures, and many other historical works. His biographies include studies of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and the Earl of Southampton, the major players in the sonnets, as well as later luminaries of English literature such as Milton, Swift and Matthew Arnold. A devoted cat-lover, he also wrote the biographies of several cats who came to live with him at Trenarren, claiming that it was as much a challenge to write the biography of a favourite cat as it was a Queen of England. He also published a number of short stories, mainly about Cornwall, of interest more for their thinly veiled autobiographical resonances than their literary merit. His last book, My View of Shakespeare, published in 1996, summed up his life-time's appreciation of The Bard of Stratford. The book was dedicated "To HRH the Prince of Wales in common devotion to William Shakespeare".
Bibliophile
One of Rowse's great enthusiasms was collecting books, and he owned many first editions, many of them bearing his acerbic annotations. For example, his copy of the January 1924 edition of The Adelphi magazine edited by John Middleton Murry bears a pencilled note after Murry's poem In Memory of Katherine Mansfield: 'Sentimental gush on the part of JMM. And a bad poem. A.L.R.'
Upon his death in 1997 he bequeathed his book collection to the University of Exeter, and his personal archive of manuscripts, diaries, and correspondence. In 1998 the University Librarian selected about sixty books from Rowse’s own working library and a complete set of his published books. The Royal Institution of Cornwall selected some of the remaining books, and the rest were sold to dealers.


Insignia of C.H.
Honours
Rowse was a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) and of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL). He was awarded an Honorary D.Litt by the University of Exeter in 1960 and a D.C.L. by the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, the same year. He was elected to the Athenaeum under Rule II in 1972 and received the Benson Medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1982.Later he was appointed a Companion of Honour (CH) in the 1997 New Years Honours List. In 1968 he was made a Bard of Gorseth Kernow, taking the bardic name Lef A Gernow ('Voice of Cornwall'), reflecting his high standing in the Cornish community.
Posthumous reputation
Rowse was a hoarder and boasted that his unpublished diaries, journals, letters and pocket books would keep a Rowse industry going long after his death, in the manner of Boswell or Horace Walpole. The full force of this industry has taken time to get up steam: extracts chosen from his diaries for posthumous publication in 2003 proved disappointing, as it appeared that most of the more interesting material had already been quarried by Rowse himself for publication in his lifetime and the remainder seemed somewhat banal. It remains to be seen whether there is scope for a more lively (and possibly controversial) edition of diary extracts. A collected edition of Rowse's many letters has yet to be undertaken. Meanwhile, his posthumous academic reputation is on the rise. In books such as Tudor Cornwall and The Expansion of Elizabethan England he can be seen as a pioneer of the new British historiography that recognises the cultural differences of the constituent parts of the British Isles. Several of his best books remain in print or have been reprinted, and various authors have attempted analysis of his notoriously complex personality. A chapter of a forthcoming biography of Rowse by Donald Adamson appeared in the Cornish magazine An Baner Kernewek February, 2012 - see Biography below.
In the mass media
As well as his own appearances on radio and television, Rowse has been depicted in various TV drama documentaries about British politics in the 1930s and appeasement.
Christopher William Hill's radio play Accolades, re-broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2007 as a tribute to its star, Ian Richardson, who had died the previous month, covers the period leading up to the publication of Shakespeare the Man in 1973 and publicity surrounding Rowse's unshakable confidence that he had discovered the identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets. It was broadcast again on 9 July 2008.[citation needed]
A Cornish Childhood has also been adapted for voices (in the style of Under Milk Wood) by Judith Cook.
Mentioned in the parody "Diary by Isaiah Berlin as told to Craig Brown", Private Eye no 1239, 9 July 2009, in which Rowse plans a dinner for Princess Margaret at All Souls College.
This book is in excellent condition with a very fine dust jacket. Price tag not clipped, 30s.


Book Title: Pardon My French: From Paris to the Pyrenees and Back by Hammond, Sally (Click for more info)
Author: Hammond, Sally
Price: GBP 27.45
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In stock in England. PAPERBACK - Corner bumped, slight shelf scuffing. 2007 1st edition, Pardon My French! is Sally's travel journal as she samples the local food, stays in local places (both on and off the beaten track), struggles with the language, discovers history and mysteries, and, of course, collects reciipes en route. From Paris to the snowy Pyrnes and back again, Sally and Gordon Hammond go in search of delightful food and charming company. So sit back and enjoy an entertaining and delicous tour of France. Bon apptit!

Book Title: Around Alcester, 1915-1945 : From Old Photographs (Click for more info)
Author: Unknown
Price: GBP 20.00
Publisher: The Alcester & District Local History Society Published: 1989
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In stock in England - HARDBACK- fair condition - boards have shelf scuffing and corner bumping - spine is discoloured and the spine text is fading - page block is clean but has tanning and foxing - it also has some shelf scuffing and corner bumping - Ex-library with all the usual library paraphernalia, stamps etc - DJ is protected by a plastic library sleeve - well used but complete and intact and still very readable - some ex-library copies have the front (blank) flypage removed by the librarian prior to being sold - 1989 edition -Not a great copy but brilliant old photographs

Book Title: The Shire Horse: A History of the Breed, the Society and the Men (Click for more info)
Author: Keith Chivers & HRH Prince Philip
Price: GBP 30.00
Publisher: J.A.Allen & Co Ltd Published: 1988
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Posted in 24 hours from Ewell Books in Surrey. Book is clean throughout.Very good unclipped dust jacket. 872 pages b/w & coloured illustrations.A heavy book and extra postage may be required.The author has an amazing amount of research in this book. It is an excellent read for any horseperson - but for Shire Horse enthusiasts it is a must! This is a BIG book - it starts way before the Shire was a breed, in the 11th Century. It continues all the way up to the 20th century; including information on breeding practices, relationships with other breeds, key people involved with the horses, and other pertinant information. There are also many excellent illlustrations.

Book Title: 1890 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY BY A CONTRARY, CRITICAL, XENOPHOBIC ENGLISH MAN (Click for more info)
Author: RICHARD ROUSE BOUGHTON ORLEBAR
Price: USD 2,385.99
Published: 1890
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On offer is an interesting manuscript relic of late 19th Century travel and xenophobia handwritten by Richard Rouse-Boughton Orlebar [R. R.-B. Orlebar] (1862-1950) of Hinwick House, near Wellingborough, Bedfordshire on an extended trip to Italy. The largish, 8.5 x 7 inch cloth bound book has 54 pages of detailed observations and entries. Beginning at Charing Cross January 15th 1890 Orlebar is not shy to criticize: 'I revile the luggage registering official at Charing Cross', the landscape 'how hideously ugly France seemed', the locals in Basle 'capacious…dirty…swarm of porters', to the old lady who scowled at him 'for the rather profuse [amount of luggage] to the unaccustomed eye'. He also notes; awaking a 'strong John Bull feeling' in him. In Basle it is too dark to see anything but the 'fine station', with its 'villainous lot of porters'. In Italy, he is appalled 'by the nauseous abundance of olive oil', and 'the habits of certain natives [...] eating macaroni with their fingers, dangling it on high as it flapped against their eye teeth. The women were as bad as the men. Eugh! John Bull for ever.' While fulminating against the 'eccentricities of Italian railways' he declares that 'verily there is much need for warning wherever the spur of the Englishman doesnt penetrate deeply enough'. Where the natives 'are left to their own unhappy devices civilization is sure to suffer'. He finds this view confirmed on the discovery that his wife's pocket has been picked in Rome, and that he himself has lost 'a friendly walking stick, & a still more friendly knife that B had given me 10 years ago'. Embarking at Brindisi they discover Sir Greville Smyth 'at the head of the gangway'. The feel they are 'almost like getting home again', until they discover that 'a 4th. being had been made happy in Italy that day through having obtained unlawful possession of one of the straps off a Gladstone bag - that most willing & suffering of all articles of baggage - but to whom a strap is as invaluable as a belt to an over hungry man.' Matters are more to Orlebar's satisfaction on board ship, until he discovers 'sand from those villainous Italian Railways' inside his portmanteau' - the culprit is revealed as an open mustard tin.` Even the ancient Romans had to bear his ill will at times. Orlebar though can be quite charming as a writer with many nice turns-of-phrase and when all is well and there aren't other people around he can be quite tolerant. The travel diary is further enhanced with his tucked in drawing of Aden Harbor [2], Cape St. Vincent and Valleta, Historians and researchers of the era and overland European travel may well relish a 'contrary' diarist who is not afraid to 'dish'. BIO NOTES: One online reference finds: 'Richard Rouse Boughton Orlebar born 1862 married 1889 died1950. Was a Captain in the 5 Bt Bedfordshire Regiment 1904-1912. Lt Col 5th Bt (Res) 1915-1918 mentioned in Despatches. Hon Lt Col TF (Res) from 1918. Lived at Hinwick House near Wellingborough. Appointed a JP in 1911. Listed in Kelly's Handbook, funeral notice in The Times says the funeral was at St Mary's Podington.' The book proper has some bend to the cover, curl to the tips and rubbing but the interior is very good otherwise. Overall G.. Category:19th Century Manuscript

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