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Portraits of the English, Volume V: Working Lives

By: Audrey Collins

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999, 2005)

Seller ID: C0094

ISBN: 953646149

Condition: 60 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999, 2005), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 60 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This volume contains selections from Heads of the People, a two-volume set (published in 1840) that portrays "the many faces of the English with their faults as well as their virtues." Detailed essays introduce the reader to a postman, a linen-draper's assistant, a factory child, an undertaker, and an auctioneer. These character sketches, that reflect the values of their times, along with glimpses of daily life (including vivid descriptions of everything from attire to working conditions), are presented in an entertaining narrative style that keeps the pages turning. The chapters repro... View more info

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Portraits of the English, Volume II: Law and Order

By: Audrey Collins

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999, 2004)

Seller ID: C0001

ISBN: 953646114

Condition: 60 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999, 2004), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 60 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


"Heads of the People" was published in 1840 as a two-volume set, edited by Douglas Jerrold, who also contributed several chapters. This volume contains extracts from that work. A number of the contributors, including Jerrold, were liberal or radical journalists who went on to write for Punch, which was established in the following year. The aim was to entertain the reader, but the authors also claimed a "moral seriousness of purpose" in portraying the many faces of the English, with their faults as well as their virtues. As well as describing the current state of affairs, the w... View more info

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Portraits of the English, Volume III: In Sickness And In Health

By: Audrey Collins

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999, 2004)

Seller ID: C0002

ISBN: 953646122

Condition: 60 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999, 2004), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 60 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


"Heads of the People" was published in 1840 as a two-volume set, edited by Douglas Jerrold, who also contributed several chapters. This volume contains extracts from that work. A number of the contributors, including Jerrold, were liberal or radical journalists who went on to write for Punch, which was established in the following year. The aim was to entertain the reader, but the authors also claimed a "moral seriousness of purpose" in portraying the many faces of the English, with their faults as well as their virtues. Volume III engages the reader with characterizations of ... View more info

Portraits of the English, Volume VI: Country Lives

By: Audrey Collins

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999, 2005)

Seller ID: C0095

ISBN: 953646157

Condition: 56 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999, 2005), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 56 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This volume contains selections from Heads of the People, a two-volume set (published in 1840) that portrays "the many faces of the English with their faults as well as their virtues." Detailed essays introduce the reader to an old squire, a young squire, an English peasant, a farmer's daughter, and a farmer. These character sketches, that reflect the values of their times, along with glimpses of daily life (including vivid descriptions of everything from attire to carriages), are presented in an entertaining narrative style that keeps the pages turning. The chapters reproduced in this... View more info

Atlas & Guide to London, 1896, with street index

By: Audrey Collins

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1896, 2005)

Seller ID: C0097

ISBN: 953646173

Condition: 54 pages, 8.5x11, (1896, 2005), 2011, 8.5x11, paper, 54 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


54 pages, 8.5x11, (1896, 2005), 2011, 8.5x11, paper, 54 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

Portraits of the English, Volume I: Parish Characters

By: Audrey Collins

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999, 2005)

Seller ID: C0090

ISBN: 953646106

Condition: 60 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999, 2005), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 60 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


60 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999, 2005), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 60 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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The Shorter Family: England, America and Africa in the History of a Family

By: Aylward Shorter and Maggie Price Taylor

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: T2293

ISBN: 0788422936

Condition: 314 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 314 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This extraordinary saga begins in 1298, with the earliest known makers of glass in England, spans more than 700 years and entwines two races. The first of the family settled in America in 1635, developed in Virginia with branches in Georgia and then Alabama. Lawyers, generals, a Governor of Alabama, television stars, a renowned jazz musician, and many other prominent individuals have sprung from these roots. England, America and Africa all played a role in this remarkable family. Part One, The Shorter Family in England 1298-2001, opens with a discussion on the derivation of the name (Shorter i... View more info

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Most Illustrious Hereditary Prince: Letters to Their Prince from Members of Hesse-Hanau Military Contingent in the Service of England During the American Revolution

By: Bruce E. Burgoyne

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: B2375

ISBN: 0788423754

Condition: 196 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 196 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Letters (1776-1783) from 26 men, most of them officers of the Hesse-Hanau Hereditary Prince Regiment, have been translated from the German into English by Mr. Burgoyne. The prince of the title was the Count of Hanau. He ruled over Hesse-Hanau on the Rhine River and sent a total of 2,257 men to support the English war effort in North America. (He would later become Wilhelm IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, upon the death of his father.) Most of these letters serve as reports on the troops' activities and situations such as food supply problems, deserters and their punishments, illnesses, recommend... View more info

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English Surnames, their Sources and Significations: 6th edition

By: Charles Wareing Bardsley

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1898)

Edition: 6

Seller ID: B3298

ISBN: 1556132980

Condition: 612 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1898), reprint, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 612 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


A very comprehensive discussion of surname origins with chapters on patronymic surnames, locality derived surnames, surnames based on office, surnames from occupations, and nicknames. There are innumerable examples. 612 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1898), reprint, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 612 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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English Fairy & Folk Tales

By: Editor: Edwin Sidney Hartland

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 411354

ISBN: 0486411354

Condition: 320 pages, 53/16 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


Classic collection of more than 70 time-honored tales includes such popular stories as "Jack the Giant-killer," "The History of Tom Thumb," narratives of Lady Godiva and Dick Whittington and his cat, as well as stories about witches, goblins, ghosts, and the devil himself-all favorites with generations of collectors and fairy tale enthusiasts.320 pages, 53/16 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications View more info

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Fragmenta Genealogica: Volume 7

By: Frederick Arthur Crisp

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1902)

Seller ID: C0577

ISBN: 0788405772

Condition: 180 pages, 8.5x11, (1902), reprint, 8.5x11, paper, index, illus., 180 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


An outstanding compilation of English genealogical information drawn from many ancient sources, such as the Munimenta Antiqua, apprentice books, will books, church records, brass rubbings and historical documents from the author's personal collection. Most of the data is from the 1600s and 1700s, but a few families have records going back to the 1500s and earlier. Included are descriptions of family coats of arms (with some illustrations), autographs, deeds, entries in Bibles, grants of arms, lists of rectors, monumental inscriptions, pedigrees, register extracts, seals and wills. 180 page... View more info

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Fragmenta Genealogica: Volume 8

By: Frederick Arthur Crisp

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1902)

Seller ID: C0578

ISBN: 0788405780

Condition: 162 pages, 8.5x11, (1902), reprint, 8.5x11, paper, index, illus., 162 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


An outstanding compilation of English genealogical information drawn from many ancient sources, such as the Munimenta Antiqua, apprentice books, will books, church records, brass rubbings and historical documents from the author's personal collection. Most of the data is from the 1600s and 1700s, but a few families have records going back to the 1500s and earlier. Included are descriptions of family coats of arms (with some illustrations), autographs, deeds, entries in Bibles, grants of arms, lists of rectors, monumental inscriptions, pedigrees, register extracts, seals and wills. 162 page... View more info

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Fragmenta Genealogica: Volume 3

By: Frederick Arthur Crisp

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1902)

Seller ID: C0492

ISBN: 078840492X

Condition: 93 pages, 8.5x11, (1902), reprint, 8?x11, paper, index, illus., 93 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


An outstanding compilation of English genealogical information drawn from many ancient sources, such as the Munimenta Antiqua, apprentice books, will books, church records, brass rubbings and historical documents from the author's personal collection. Most of the data is from the 1600s and 1700s, but a few families have records going back to the 1500s and earlier. Included are descriptions of family coats of arms (with some illustrations), autographs, deeds, entries in Bibles, grants of arms, lists of rectors, monumental inscriptions, pedigrees, register extracts, seals and wills. 93 pages... View more info

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Fragmenta Genealogica: Volume 9

By: Frederick Arthur Crisp

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1903)

Seller ID: C0607

ISBN: 0788406078

Condition: 148 pages, 8.5x11, (1903), reprint, 8.5x11, paper, index, illus., 148 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


An outstanding compilation of English genealogical information drawn from many ancient sources, such as the Munimenta Antiqua, apprentice books, will books, church records, brass rubbings and historical documents from the author's personal collection. Most of the data is from the 1600s and 1700s, but a few families have records going back to the 1500s and earlier. Included are descriptions of family coats of arms (with some illustrations), autographs, deeds, entries in Bibles, grants of arms, lists of rectors, monumental inscriptions, pedigrees, register extracts, seals and wills. 148 page... View more info

Fragmenta Genealogica: Volume 12

By: Frederick Arthur Crisp

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1906)

Seller ID: C0648

ISBN: 0788406485

Condition: 154 pages, 8.5x11, (1906), reprint, 8.5x11, paper, index, illus., 154 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


154 pages, 8.5x11, (1906), reprint, 8.5x11, paper, index, illus., 154 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Fragmenta Genealogica: Volume 13

By: Frederick Arthur Crisp

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1909)

Seller ID: C0649

ISBN: 0788406493

Condition: 158 pages, 8.5x11, (1909), reprint, 8.5x11, paper, index, illus., 158 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


An outstanding compilation of English genealogical information drawn from many ancient sources, such as the Munimenta Antiqua, apprentice books, will books, church records, brass rubbings and historical documents from the author's personal collection. Most of the data is from the 1600s and 1700s, but a few families have records going back to the 1500s and earlier. Included are descriptions of family coats of arms (with some illustrations), autographs, deeds, entries in Bibles, grants of arms, lists of rectors, monumental inscriptions, pedigrees, register extracts, seals and wills. 158 page... View more info

Fragmenta Genealogica: Volume 6

By: Frederick Arthur Crisp

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1901)

Seller ID: C0546

ISBN: 0788405462

Condition: 169 pages, 8.5x11, (1901), reprint, 8?x11, paper, index, illus., 169 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


169 pages, 8.5x11, (1901), reprint, 8?x11, paper, index, illus., 169 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

Fragmenta Genealogica: Volume 10

By: Frederick Arthur Crisp

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1903)

Seller ID: C0608

ISBN: 0788406086

Condition: 166 pages, 8.5x11, (1903), reprint, 8?x11, paper, index, illus., 166 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


166 pages, 8.5x11, (1903), reprint, 8?x11, paper, index, illus., 166 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Pierce Genealogy. Being the Record of the Posterity of Capt. Michael, John and Capt. William Pierce Who Came to this County from England

By: Frederick Clifton Pierce

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1889)

Seller ID: P2104

ISBN: 0788421042

Condition: 442 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1889), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 442 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The name Pierce is very common in England. It is thought to be derived from the baptismal name Peter or Pirse, or Pierse, so called after the Conquest when French was still the court language. "Three brothers, John, Captain William and Captain Michael, took a leading part in the early struggle of the infant colonies in New Englad." They played an especially prominent role in the early history of the Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies. This work focuses attention on the descendents of Michael Pierce. There are a total of 605 entries spanning 11 generations. Each entry provides: a name,... View more info

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Some Descendants of Rev. Leonard Metcalf of Tatterford Parish, Norfolk, England

By: Howard H. Metcalfe

Price: $92.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: M2290

ISBN: 0788422901

Condition: 768 pages, 8.5x11, 2003, 8.5x11, cloth, index, 768 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc


This work compiles a record of some of Rev. Leonard Metcalf’s descendants, mainly those of his son Michael Metcalf, who emigrated from England to Dedham, Massachusetts, in 1637. The compilation includes some 11,700 of those descendants. (The Rev. Leonard probably has at least 800,000 descendants alive today in the United States alone.) Encompassing nine generations, the period covered extends to the beginning of the 20th century. Equal attention has been paid to progeny of female descendants. As a result, five out of six descendants recorded in this book in the seventh generation, those... View more info