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By Linda Colley

Ranging over 1 / 4 of a millennium and 4 continents, Captives uncovers the studies and writings of these tens of hundreds of thousands of fellows and ladies who took half in Britain's upward push to imperial pre-eminence, yet who obtained stuck and stuck out. listed here are the tales of Sarah coloration, a camp follower imprisoned along defeated British legions in Southern India; of Joseph Pitts, white slave and pilgrim to Mecca; of Florentia Sale, captive and diarist in Afghanistan; of these people who crossed the cultural divide and switched identities, just like the Irishman George Thomas; and of others who made it again, just like the onetime Chippewa warrior and Scot, John Rutherford. Linda Colley makes use of those stories of normal contributors trapped in striking encounters to re-examine the nature and variety of the British Empire. She explores what they demonstrate approximately British responses to, kinfolk with, and common dependence upon various non-European peoples. She indicates how British attitudes to Islam, slavery, race, and American Revolutionaries glance varied as soon as the captive's standpoint is admitted. and he or she demonstrates how those person captivities remove darkness from the boundaries of Britain's international energy over the years - in addition to its volume. Richly illustrated and evocatively written, Captives is either an impressive and compelling paintings of historical past, and a strong and unique reappraisal of the importance and survivals of empire now.

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All in gilt. On upper cover: ‘HARRY | POTTER | and the Philosopher’s Stone | [double ruled border, 104 by 104mm with the outer border thicker than the inner and colour illustration by Thomas Taylor laid down] | JKRowling [facsimile signature]’ (all width centred). All in gilt. Lower cover: blank. All edges gilt. Blue sewn bands at head and foot of spine together with blue marker ribbon. Binding measurements: 241 by 152mm (covers), 241 by 30mm (spine). End-papers: red wove paper. Dust-jacket: none Publication: 27 September 1999 in an edition of 4869 copies (confirmed by Bloomsbury) Price: £18 Contents: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (‘Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say…’) Notes: Interviewed in September 2013, Nigel Newton recalled that this edition was specifically created for the gift market.

All in gilt. On upper cover: ‘HARRY | POTTER | and the Philosopher’s Stone | [double ruled border, 104 by 104mm with the outer border thicker than the inner and colour illustration by Thomas Taylor laid down] | JKRowling [facsimile signature]’ (all width centred). All in gilt. Lower cover: blank. All edges gilt. Blue sewn bands at head and foot of spine together with blue marker ribbon. Binding measurements: 241 by 152mm (covers), 241 by 30mm (spine). End-papers: red wove paper. Dust-jacket: none Publication: 27 September 1999 in an edition of 4869 copies (confirmed by Bloomsbury) Price: £18 Contents: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (‘Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say…’) Notes: Interviewed in September 2013, Nigel Newton recalled that this edition was specifically created for the gift market.

A report compiled by the printers, Clays Ltd, notes that the initial print run was ‘followed quickly by a reprint of 1,000 copies and three reprints of 500 copies’. These figures confirm the widely-held view that the book was an instant success. For years the book trade has claimed that the total edition of A1(a) and A1(aa) was 500 copies. The usual statement has been that there were 300 copies of A1(a) and 200 copies of A1(aa). With confirmation from the publisher that there were 500 copies of A1(a) and 5,150 copies of A1(aa), the old statement is exposed as woefully inaccurate.

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