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Image for The Expansion of Europe: A Social and Political History of the Modern World, 1415-1789 (Volumes I and II bound as one)

The Expansion of Europe: A Social and Political History of the Modern World, 1415-1789 (Volumes I and II bound as one)

By: ABBOTT, Wilbur Cortez

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1924

Stock No.: 80840


A 1924 reprint edition of the author's hefty, comprehensive history of the expansion by European powers into the wider world. Volumes I and II combined in this single volume. With plenty of black & white illustrations, as well as maps in b&w and in color. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with faded gilt spine titling. --- Book is in fairly rough condition, with warped boards, soiled covers, with dampstains and rippling to leaves but remains intact and fully readable.; Oc... View more info

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History of Europe From the Fall of Napoleon in MDCCCXV [1815] to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in MDCCCLII [1852]. Volume IV only: June 1844 through 1852.

By: ALISON, Sir Archibald

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1860

Stock No.: 73690


Volume 4 only in author's four volume series (Spine says Vol VIII but title page has work as Volume IV). In tan calf leather with raised bands and titling on spine in gilt on black blocks. Endpapers and text block edges marbled. Hinges good, with some abrading to the calf at the spine. Volume has been exposed to dampness, interior pages are rippled but with no apparent dampstains. Prev. owner's bookplate at front pastedown. Textblock firm and intact. Includes 147-page ex... View more info

To America Personal Reflections of an Historian

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71133


Slight frt cover corner bump; otherwise undamaged. Beloved late historian's last work, reminiscing on his long career and his ruminations on America. In great shape; w/full number line publisher's page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages View more info

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The Galleys At Lepanto

By: Beeching, Jack

Price: $34.95

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Company: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 72234


Decisive 16th century naval battle pitted the so-called "Holy League" vs Turkish forces is detailed in this volume. With b&w photos and map of the Mediterranean, circa 1571. In faux cloth orange covers w/bright gilt lettering, spine. Corners bumped; faint traces of erased pencil markings front free endpaper. Dust jacket bears orig £10.95 flap price; in removable mylar protector. First edit identified by "First Published 1982" statement on publisher's pag... View more info

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Still Time to Die

By: BELDEN, Jack

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Blakiston Company: 1941

Stock No.: 78225


An analysis of significant worldwide military battles, from a tactical point of view. In full brown cloth-covered boards. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With soiling and discoloration to covers; interior firm and clean and lacking frequently-seen browning from this publisher. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages View more info

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Marco Polo From Venice to Xanadu

By: Bergreen, Laurence

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 71756


Stated First Ed. In great shape, clean and bright. No interior or exterior markings; DJ w/orig $28.95 flap price and in removable mylar protector. Comes complete w/numerous full color photos. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages View more info

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Wanted! The Search for Nazis in America

By: Blum, Howard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Quadrangle Books: 1977

Stock No.: 71290


Story of Nazi refugees from WWII living in USA and the efforts to locate and prosecute them. In good shape; some evidence of exposure to dampness has caused minor rippling & staining. Price clipped DJ flap; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for Historical Southern Families, Volume VIII [The Drake, Mehringer, Clayton, Harris, Harrison, Herring, Bowen, Bell, Lawrence, Betts, Hinton, Breazeales, Bathurst, Porter, Barham, Flake, Hablin-Hamlin, Taylor, Gayle, Darden and Lotholtz families]

Historical Southern Families, Volume VIII [The Drake, Mehringer, Clayton, Harris, Harrison, Herring, Bowen, Bell, Lawrence, Betts, Hinton, Breazeales, Bathurst, Porter, Barham, Flake, Hablin-Hamlin, Taylor, Gayle, Darden and Lotholtz families]

By: BODDIE, John Bennett

Price: $85.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Edwards Brothers, Inc.: 1964

Stock No.: 76883


[Genealogy] Likely first edition of work later reprinted in various forms. Descriptive information and relations of selected American families largely from the South. The volume with numerous b&w photos and family tree charts. Includes data regarding the Drake, Mehringer, Clayton, Harris, Harrison, Herring, Bowen, Bell, Lawrence, Betts, Hinton, Breazeales, Bathurst, Porter, Barham, Flake, Hamblin-Hamlin, Taylor, Gayle, Darden and Lotholtz families. Data gleaned from offi... View more info

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Ambassador's Report

By: BOWLES, Chester

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1954

Stock No.: 74607


Stated First Edition, copyright page. Lacks the dust jacket. With a section of b&w photo plates and maps of south Asia at endpapers and frontis. In full dark blue cloth-covered boards. Beginnings of cracks at mid-volume and near the front. Prev. owner's signat. at half title page. --- The author was the 3rd US ambassador to India and this volume, his memoir, recounts his time in that role. He was re-appointed to the same post in the early 1960s. ; 8vo 8" - 9" ta... View more info

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War or Peace

By: BRANT, Alfred; LAW, Frederick Houk (editors)

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1938

Stock No.: 79232


A collection of 21 essays and stories on the subject of warfare by noted authors such as Jack London, Leo Tolstoy and Ernest Hemingway. With 9 black & white photos. This work intended for students, with class discussion and life application notes for each entry. --- In full grey cloth covers with titling in black on maroon cover and spine blocks. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Paper is scraped away from front paste-down, a pasting has been removed from rear paste-down, with pr... View more info

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Harps Upon the Willows: The Johnston Family of the Old Northwest [Sault Ste. Marie & upper Great Lakes]

By: BRAZER, Marjorie Cahn

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, The Historical Society of Michigan: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80597


Stated first edition. This work details the history of John Johnston and his wife Oshaw-guscody-way-quay (a/k/a "Susan") who met in the 1790s. They went on to raise a family who were influential in the history of the Sault Ste. Marie area of Michigan. With a few black & white photos; indexed. --- In dark green cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in gilt on spine. Attractive dust jacket with historic maps of Great Lakes areas on front and back. --- A bright,... View more info

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The Wreck Of The Wager: The Narratives of John Bulkeley and the Hon. John Byron

By: BULKELEY, John; BYRON, John

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1983

Stock No.: 79869


A handsome Folio Society edition offering two different accounts by crew members of the aftermath of the wreck of H.M.S. Wager off the coast of present-day Chile in 1741. With maps at endpapers and numerous black and white illustrations. Edited and introduced by Christopher Hibbert. --- In patterned light blue paper-covered boards backed in navy leatherette, gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the slipcase. --- With slight soiling to lower edges of covers, otherwise a brig... View more info

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The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill (Modern Library Giant #G-47.1)

By: BURTT, Edwin A. (editor)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c1967]

Stock No.: 79369


From the jacket flap, this Modern Library Giant edition offers: ". . . 13 essays [which] comprise a complete survey of the golden age of English philosophy." Includes entries by Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and others. Edited, with an introduction by Edwin A. Burtt. --- In Toledano spine G7 with full purple cloth covers, silver & lavender titling & decorations on cover & spine; plain endpapers. Jacket style Gh. 1939 date appears in ... View more info

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The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill (Modern Library Giant #G-47.1)

By: BURTT, Edwin A. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1939-44]

Stock No.: 79778


A Modern Library Giant edition offering: ". . . 13 essays [which] comprise a complete survey of the golden age of English philosophy." Includes entries by Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and others. Edited, with an introduction by Edwin A. Burtt. Volume bears 1939 date, but likely published c.1939-44. Lacks the dust jacket. --- MODERN LIBRARY PARTICULARS: SPINE-Toledano G-4, CLOTH-Blue-Green, SPINE TITLE BLOCKS/TOPSTAIN COLORS- Black, E... View more info

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Closing the Ring (The Second World War series, Volume 5 only)

By: CHURCHILL, Sir Winston S.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1951

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 80951


First U. S. Edition. Volume 5 only of Sir Winston Churchill's definitive history of World War II, which spans six volumes when complete. "Closing the Ring" is focused on the ever-tightening Allied encroachment on the Nazis and Hitler's Germany as well as the war in the Pacific Theatre. Dotted throughout with maps and diagrams. --- In salmon red full cloth with WSC facsimile signature in gilt on black cover block; spine titling in gilt and with orange topstain. Ja... View more info

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The Island Race

By: CHURCHILL, Winston; BAKER, Timothy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Corgi Books: 1964

Stock No.: 71782


A summary of Sir Winston's great series, "The History of the English-Speaking Peoples" in a richly-illustrated version by Timothy Baker. Cover edges curled, sm abrasion head of spine, edges stained, vol is sparingly marked inside. Otherwise clean and tight. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 312 pages View more info

Image for Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero -and- Letters of Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (Pliny the Younger) (#9 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero -and- Letters of Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (Pliny the Younger) (#9 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: CICERO, Marcus Tullius; CAECILIUS Secundus, Gaius Plinius (PLINY the Younger); ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1909

Stock No.: 80682


Selections of letters by two prominent ancient Romans, Cicero and Pliny the Younger. Cicero's letters include his treatises on friendship and old age, and translated by E. S. Shuckburgh. Pliny's letters translated by William Melmoth, revised by F. C. T. Bosanquet. The 9th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies an introduction and notes. With sepia frontis illustration of Cicero addressing the... View more info

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The Idea of History

By: COLLINGWOOD, R. G.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Galaxy: 1964

Stock No.: 79885


One might describe this work by the Oxford Philosophy professor as a "history of history". This 1957 U.S. edition follows the original 1946 English edition. Indexed. --- A clean, firm softcover copy but with pencil marks to cover, prior owner's rubberstamping to half title page and faint coffee ring soiling to cover.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxvi, 339 pages View more info

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Colorado Heritage 1981, Issue 1

By: Colorado Historical Society

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado, Colorado Historical Society: 1981

Stock No.: 74358


Seven articles on varied subjects, indexed. Includes an article on the Hollywood western. With numerous photos. In nice shape, clean and firm. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pages View more info

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The Great Diamond Hoax: And Other True Tales (Wyoming Frontier Series)

By: CONROE, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Johnson Publishing Company: 1983

Stock No.: 79538


Five true stories about hucksters and adventure seekers in the early days of what became the State of Wyoming. With map of Wyoming and many black and white photos. In orange stapled wraps. Exposure to moisture and dampstains and rippling to leaves, otherwise a sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 64 pages View more info

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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (Everyman's Library #300)

By: CREASEY, Sir Edward S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London And New York, J.M. Dent and E.P. Dutton: 1943

Stock No.: 72899


Good copy of scarce historical work first published in 1851. Part of the Everyman's Library history series; in full scarlet cloth covers w/blindstamped design, front cover. Lettering on spine in gilt; very lightly bumped corners. Interior bears inked inscription, front free endpaper; is otherwise clean and unmarked. Published during wartime and on very light but durable papers. Dust jacket very thin and fragile; chipped and with missing pieces espec. at head and tail of ... View more info

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A History of Wales

By: Davies, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane The Penguin Press: 1994

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 72906


Full-sized book club edition of author's sweeping history of Wales, first published in Welsh as "Hanes Cymru". Clean, bright, tight and in great shape. DJ has sm. tears.; 6.1 x 9.3 x 6.2 Inches; 718 pages View more info

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Spanish Alta California

By: DENIS, Alberta Johnston

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80843


A first edition of this history of early California, as claimed and settled by Spaniards. With "decorations" by Loren Barton. --- In full olive cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With small crack at front gutter (which doesn't affect the stability of the binding), inked signature to front paste-down and minor cover discoloration, else a firm, clean, sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); x, 537 pages View more info

Image for The Colonial History: City of San Francisco  Being a Narrative Argument in the Circuit Court of the United States for the State of California, for Four Square Leagues of Land, Claimed by That City Under the Laws of Spain, and Confirmed to it by That Court and the Supreme Court of the United States

The Colonial History: City of San Francisco Being a Narrative Argument in the Circuit Court of the United States for the State of California, for Four Square Leagues of Land, Claimed by That City Under the Laws of Spain, and Confirmed to it by That Court and the Supreme Court of the United States

By: DWINELLE, John W.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Ross Valley Book Co.: 1978

Stock No.: 80841


A modern facsimile of the 1867 fourth edition of the author's ". . .colonial history of San Francisco. . .[author's legal brief used in. . .court in support of San Francisco's suit against the U. S.]" per Howes D.614. Provides details about the earliest days of San Francisco, not available elsewhere. --- In black leatherette, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Maps at endpapers. --- About Fine, lacking damages worthy of mention.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xlv, 106,... View more info

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My Country: The Story of Modern Israel

By: EBAN, Abba

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1972

Stock No.: 81305


A history of the modern state of Israel, by the former diplomat, politician and scholar Abba Eban (1915-2002). This book covers the period from the founding of the modern Israel in 1948 through the 1970s. With 16 color and nearly 100 black and white photos & drawings. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with Israeli flag in gilt on cover, gilt-stamped spine titling; navy jacket. --- With gift inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, bright copy. Unclipped... View more info

Image for Egypt and its Monuments:  Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

Egypt and its Monuments: Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

By: EDWARDS, Amelia B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1891

Stock No.: 81609


Possible later printing, as words "Published for the Bay View Reading Club [of] Detroit, Mich." appear on title page. The author tours ancient ruins in Egypt and presents her findings. With lots of black & white photos. --- In light blue cloth-covered boards with navy cover and spine titling. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy but with some sunning to spine and prior owners' signatures to front endpapers.; Octavo (8 to 9 in... View more info

Image for Chronicle and Romance: Writings of Froissart, Mallory and Holinshed (Number 35 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

Chronicle and Romance: Writings of Froissart, Mallory and Holinshed (Number 35 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Stock No.: 81118


A collection of famous tales from the Middle Ages to the Elizabethan era. Includes: Chronicles of Jean Froissart, The Holy Grail from the Book of King Arthur by Thomas Malory and The Raphael Holinshead Chronicles, which attempt to tell the histories of England, Scotland and Ireland. --- The 35th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who has supplied introductions and notes. With sepia painting of the Bat... View more info

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Red Poppies and White Marble A Journal on the Riviera of Antiquity

By: Flavin, Martin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1962

Stock No.: 72216


Pulitzer-winning author travelled in the ancient lands of present-day Turkey. With eroded frontiespiece author portrait; map of travels at endpapers. Traces of erased pencilings, half title page. Dust jacket lightly chipped at edges, has orig $5 flap price. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Bridgehead: The Drama of Israel

By: FRANK, Waldo

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller, Inc.: 1957

Stock No.: 81032


Likely later printing of this examination of the state of Israel in the mid-1950s. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with blindstamped Star of David to cover, with titling stamped in white on spine; blue topstain. Dust jacket repeats the Star of David, in red, white, blue and black. --- With prior owner's penciled notation to verso of front free endpaper, and dampstains to top edge; otherwise a clean, firm copy. Unclipped dust jacket with yellowing to spine, chipping... View more info

Image for Ramses II:  The Great Pharaoh and His Time, an Exhibition in the City of Denver

Ramses II: The Great Pharaoh and His Time, an Exhibition in the City of Denver

By: FREED, Rita E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Denver, Denver Musuem of Natural History: 1987

Stock No.: 76788


Stated second printing of work first published by the City of Memphis, Tennessee. Large-format guide to the objects which were part of the (apparently) traveling exhibition. With numerous color photos and drawings. --- A nice copy, but with a tear to an interior page and minor cover rubbing. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 215 pages View more info

Image for La Sombra de un Cazador de la Edad de Piedra (The Shadow of a Stone Age Hunter)

La Sombra de un Cazador de la Edad de Piedra (The Shadow of a Stone Age Hunter)

By: FREEMAN, L. G.; ECHEGARAY, J. Gonzalez

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Santander, Spain, Museu Municipal de Bellas Artes: 1972

Stock No.: 80957


A slim, Spanish-language guide to an exhibit at the Santander (Spain) Museum of Fine Arts, the title of which (roughly translated into Engish) is: "The Shadow of a Stone Age Hunter: Exhibition of the Man of Morin in the Exhibition Hall of the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts". --- In stiff tan stapled wraps. --- A clean, bright copy but with a hint of soiling to covers.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 19 pages View more info

Image for The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume I: The History of the Empire from A.  D. 180 to A. D. 395 (Modern Library Giant #G6.2)

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume I: The History of the Empire from A. D. 180 to A. D. 395 (Modern Library Giant #G6.2)

By: GIBBON, Edward

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1977-1980]

Stock No.: 80009


Volume I only (of the three volume set). A Modern Library reprint edition of one of the most famous works of world history, in which Mr. Gibbon has clearly and throughly detailed the decline of the Empire of Rome; and has offered theories as to why it happened. This volume covers the period from A.D. 180 to A.D. 395. --- In Toledano spine G8 / brown paper-covered boards / gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stitched) / plain style GA endpapers / plain tan sty... View more info

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The History of Western Science 1543-2001

By: Gribbin, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2006

Stock No.: 72152


Gorgeous volume traces the people and their discoveries. In decorative light blue and gilt design front & rear covers. Top edge bright gilt. Interior liberally dotted with pictures, is clean, bright & unmarked. Slipcase in generally good shape, but with small corner tears. [Any reference to dust jacket refers to this volume's slipcase. ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Victorian Delights Reflections of Taste in the Nineteenth Century

By: HADFIELD, John

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, New Amsterdam Books: 1987

Stock No.: 73739


In pale blue paper-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. With color and black and white photos and illustrations scattered throughout. Includes foreward by the author. Covers bumped, otherwise a clean, undamaged copy. Dust jacket bears orig. $24.95 flap price; is in very nice condition. Compilied by the editor of Britain's 'The Saturday Book'; this volume looks at 'popular art forms of the nineteenth century.' ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 128 pages View more info

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The Constant Rebel

By: HAMADA, Kengi

Price: $33.50

Publisher: New York, Comet Press Books: 1955

Stock No.: 74539


First Edition. Advance review copy in full brown cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt. Interior clean and bright; includes brief glossary of Japanese terms used in the text. Jacket has lightly toned spine; minor chafing at extremities. Volume includes pre-publication info. from the publisher. --- The author, a Hawaiian, centered this, his first novel, on everyday people of Japan in the 16th century. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages View more info

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In Search of British Ancestry

By: HAMILTON-EDWARDS, Gerald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1983

Edition: Fourth Edition

Stock No.: 76856


[Genealogy] A wide-ranging look at genealogical sources in the British Isles. Offering information on where and how to find registers, census returns, marriage licenses, wills, military records, etc. With separate chapters on Scottish, Irish and Welsh records. Three separate Appendices offering useful information. Indexed. --- In dark red textured paper-covered hardcovers with titling stamped in gilt on spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A bright, firm, complete copy; dis... View more info

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Japan: A Historical Survey

By: HANE, Mikiso

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1972

Stock No.: 74535


Advance Review Copy. In full blue cloth-covered boards with bright copper-toned titling, spine. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. Jacket bears orig. $15 flap price. Very slight chafing to covers and jacket edges; slight rounding of corners. --- A comprehensive history of Japan, presented chronologically, with 9 maps and numerous illustrations. With extensive bibliography and index at rear of volume, as well as other information. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 650 pages View more info

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Glass of the Caesars

By: HARDEN, Donald B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Milan, Olivetti: 1987

Stock No.: 80864


A selection of glass items of varying types, which have been recovered from archeological digs and other ancient sources. This work serves as a catalog of glass artifacts, which were displayed at the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), The British Museum (London), and Römish-Germanisches Museum (Cologne). Principal photographer Mario Carrieri and others have supplied about 161 color photos; with accompanying drawings of each as well as descriptions. --- In blue cover... View more info

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The Adventurer (Volume I only of Two-Volume Set)

By: HAWKESWORTH, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, J. Parsons: 1794

Stock No.: 77462


Volume one only of a two-volume set. The contents of this work were presumably taken from the author's bi-weekly newspaper, to which he contributed, along with Dr. Samuel Johnson. --- This compact leatherbound volume with gilt-decorated spine titling and frontis portrait of the author. --- Though the textblock is firm, the volume has lost its back cover and has browned leaves. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; iv, iv, vi, 360 pages View more info

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Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time

By: HEMINGWAY, Ermest (editor)

Price: $35.50

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1942

Stock No.: 79344


A hefty collection of essays, articles, short stories and other historical accounts examining the topic of warfare from multiple perspectives in this 1942 hardcover edition. The stories are by all manner of authors, from Julius Caesar to Winston Churchill to Leo Tolstoy. Edited and with an introduction by Ernest Hemingway; based on a plan by William Kozlenko. --- In black cloth-covered boards with faded gilt-stamped spine titling; yellow topstain. Lacks the dust jacket. ... View more info