Old Series Ordnance Survey Author: John Rocque First Published: 1746 ISBN: 0 903541 16 5 Chart of the routes taken by Bonnie Prince Charlie in Great Britain and the marches of his army and of the English. The sieges are distinguished as are the battles that were fought in this enterprise more information... Author: John Rocque First Published: 1748 ISBN: 0 903541 21 1 This is the sixth volume in the series of eight and covers the Welsh counties (except for small parts of Flintshire, Radnorshire and Eastern Monmouthshire, and including parts of Cheshire, Herefordshi more information... Reproduction of maps of the counties have been published as part of an expanding series. The Yorkshire Rose This is the seventh volume in the series of eight and covers the North Central England (Cheshire, Derbyshire, most of Flint, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire, southern La more information... Each pack has been faithfully reproduced on thick card and contains an introduction; both are contained in a card packet similar to those found in modern playing cards. Author: Pieter Van Den Keere First Published: 1605 ISBN: 0 903541 00 9 The 1850s had seen a growth in the demand for universal knowledge and with it the establishment of a free public library system. Publishers were not slow to grasp the implications of the Public L more information... Not all of us have plan chests in our houses! The maps concerned have been faithfully reproduced in the original scale (with the exception of one large scale map that has been slightly reduced) on high quality paper and case bound in A4 format together with a dust jacket.This publication contains a collection of the most important maps published during the period. 26 sheets plus an introduction by the late R A Skelton, sometime Superintendent of the Map Room of the B more information...This is an extract from A Map of the County of Sussex from an Actual Survey made in the years 1823 and 1824 by C & I Greenwood. This map is part of the collection 250 Years of Mapmaking in the Count more information... Atlas of the British Isles Author: Filippo Morghen First Published: 1768 ISBN: 0 903541 43 2 British Colonies in North America Index of the Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark

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Arms of English Peers Playing Cards
Author: N/A First Published: 1688
In 1644 King Louis XIV of France issued a licence to print certain educational cards. The resulting cards sparked off a great fashion, which spread to Holland, Germany and England, and the most popula  more information...
Beggars' Opera Playing Cards
Author: N/A First Published: 1728
The Beggar's Opera with lyrics and dialogue by the poet John Gay (1685-1732) was first performed on 29 January 1728. The music was taken from many popular tunes of' the day, mostly English and Scotti  more information...
Cries of London Playing Cards
Author: N/A First Published: 1754
The theme of street cries is one that has been popular with writers, composers, artists, and the public at large for close on 500 years. Criers earned their living by walking the streets, selling the  more information...
Fortune Telling Playing Cards
Author: John Lenthall First Published: 1714
John Lenthall was a Fleet Street stationer who, in the course of the first quarter of the 18th century re-issued, re-engraved or imported at least forty different packs of pictorial cards. Although t  more information...
Knavery of the Rump Playing Cards
Author: N/A First Published: 1679
The end of Commonwealth government was followed, predictably, by a Royalist reaction upon the accession of Charles II to the throne in 1660. The austere regime which discouraged unproductive forms of   more information...
Marlborough's Victories Playing Cards
Author: N/A First Published: 1707
These are pictorially the most elaborately engraved set of playing cards ever issued, and demonstrate fully the adulation at that time accorded to the first Duke of Marlborough during his overseas cam  more information...
Morden Playing Cards
Author: N/A First Published: 1676
This most interesting Pack of Cards, of which only one Pack complete with the two Preliminary Cards is thought to exist, forms a small Atlas of England and Wales. As such, it is the first Atlas to i  more information...
South Sea Bubble Playing Cards
Author: N/A First Published: 1720
The original Stock Market crash! 2008 was not the first major meltdown. This is the rarer of two packs of playing cards published by Thomas Bowles dealing with the financial scandals and faulty projec  more information...
Transformation Playing Cards
Author: N/A First Published: 1811
For the whole of the 19th century, plus a few years at either end, a minor but attractive social fashion flourished - the "transformation card". This name is derived from the idea of "transforming" a  more information...

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