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Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time

By: HEMINGWAY, Ermest (editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1992

Stock No.: 79345

ISBN: 0517066602

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A 1992 reprint edition of this hefty collection of essays, articles, short stories and other historical accounts examining the topic of warfare from multiple perspectives. 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 gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the dust jacket. --- The leaves have yellowed somewhat, otherwise a clean, firm, unmarked copy but with red remainder dot to lower textblock edge.; 8vo 8" - 9"... View more info

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How Our Bible Came to Us: Its Texts and Versions

By: HERKLOTS, H. G. G.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1954

Stock No.: 79526

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


An account of the origins of the Bible, originally published in the U.K. as "Back to the Bible". With numerous black and white plates depicting ancient locales or manuscripts/fragments. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- The spine and nearby cover areas are quite sunned (but titling is readable), otherwise an unmarked, sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 174 pages View more info

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The Persian Wars (Modern Library First Edition, ML #255.1)

By: HERODOTUS

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1947

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 82829

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Stated First Modern Library Edition, 1947 (confirmed). The ancient Greek author's account of the Persian Wars is among the earliest historical accounts ever recorded. Herodotus has been called 'The Father of History.' This English language edition, with footnotes, translated by George Rawlinson, and with an introduction by Francis R.B. Godolphin. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 379 titles in ML catalog. ML #255.1. --- With a little yellowing to leaves & dulling to cover ... View more info

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Larousse Encyclopedia of Music

By: HINDLEY, Geoffrey

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Hamlyn: 1974

Stock No.: 80195

ISBN: 0600023966

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A later printing of this hefty, comprehensive guide to the history of the music of the world. With black and white illustrations throughout, as well as many in full color. --- In white textured paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Renaissance-era illustrations on front and back. --- With a little discoloration to covers, smudge to verso of front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, firm copy. Jacket with a little creasing to edges, else bright and intact. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Quarto (11 to 13 in. ta... View more info

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The Birds of the Saskatchewan River: Carlton to Cumberland

By: HOUSTON, C. Stuart; STREET, Maurice G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Natural History Society: 1959

Stock No.: 78874

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Saskatchewan Natural History Society, Special Publication No. 2. A scholarly work, providing information on various species observed along this river: behavior, appearance, nesting, migration, etc. With a section providing history of the region; with b&w drawings and photos. --- In yellow softcovers. Bears prior owner's signature on cover; leaves are slightly yellowed, otherwise volume is clean and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages View more info

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The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding

By: HUGHES, Robert

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Stock No.: 82147

ISBN: 0394506685

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Stated fourth printing, 1987, of the author's history of the conquest and settlement of Australia by England. Starting in 1788, England sent shiploads of criminals to Australia to begin the first settlements, a practice that continued for about 80 years. These early settlers managed to build an enduring nation from these often brutal beginnings. With several maps and two sections of black & white plates. --- In pale grey cloth-covered boards with author initials to cover & titling to spine both in silver. Dust jacket with color painting of ship's arrival. --- With some cover soiling, otherwise... View more info

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Forty-Niners: The Chronicle of the California Trail

By: HULBERT, Archer Butler

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80848

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First edition. In this work the author takes the reader along with those who made the trek from Independence, Missouri to the gold fields of California in the late 1840s. Amusing illustrations are generously scattered throughout, along with maps and songs with musical notations. Indexed. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with blindstamped device on cover; titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With foxing to some leaves, dulling to spine gilding & some minor discoloration to back cover; volume is otherwise firm and clean.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall)... View more info

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Churchill A Biography

By: Jenkins, Roy

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: Sixth Printing

Stock No.: 71393

ISBN: 0374123543

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Large volume covers Sir Winston's incredible life in considerable detail. In black paperboard cover. Spine information in bright gilt; stated 6th printing on publisher's pg. DJ in great shape, slight stains back and in Brodart protector. ; Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 1002 pages View more info

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Art: A New History

By: JOHNSON, Paul

Price: $29.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd: 2003

Stock No.: 60480

ISBN: 0297829289

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Famed historian turns his eye to art in this beautifully produced history. First Edition. Covering earliest drawings on cave walls to modernist offerings. Dotted throughout with color photos, this is a treasure. 774 pgs., full index. In newish condition, slight rubbing, lower edges; else no damages. Orig. £25.00 DJ flap price unclipped.; 60480; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 774 pages View more info

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Hieroglyphs: The Writing of Ancient Egypt

By: KATAN, Norma Jean; MINTZ, Barbara

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1981

Stock No.: 77636

ISBN: 0689501765

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


4th printing. An examination of the ancient means of communication, as used by the early Egyptians. With many photos and drawings. In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in silver on spine. --- A bright, firm, clean copy. Jacket with retailer's sticker on flap & slight rubbing; else nice.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages View more info

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Fields of Battle The Wars for North America

By: Keegan, John

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Knopf: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 71853

ISBN: 067942413x

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Acclaimed historian looks at effect of American geography as it pertains to the pivotal battlefields of early America. In great shape, in plum half cloth w/green paperboard covers; interior clean & unmarked. DJ very lightly wrinkled at edges; bears orig $30 flap price and in removable mylar protective cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 348 pages View more info

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A History of Warfare

By: KEEGAN, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Stock No.: 73535

ISBN: 0394588010

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Distinguished military historian's work takes a look at warfare throughout history. Likely book club edition, in a full-sized copy. With inked presentation remarks front free endpaper; soiled (coffee?) spot, lower edge of textblock. DJ in nice shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 472 pages View more info

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Report of T. Butler King on California

By: KING, T[homas]. Butler

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Washington, Gideon & Co.: 1850

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 76221

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Second edition, errata slip is present. Georgia planter/politician T. Butler King (1800-1864) was appointed special agent to California by President Zachary Taylor c.1849-50 and as part of that assignment wrote this historic report. "2nd edition (and best) [If with errata slip, aa]. This report to the government by the Collector of Customs at San Francisco gave Washington its first official information on the gold strike" [Per Howes K153]. --- A compact, sewn volume, in paper wraps. Includes separate address label, signed 'Free/T. Butler King.' and addressed in King's hand to Elijah D... View more info

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Roosevelt and Churchill, 1939-1941: The Partnership That Saved the West

By: LASH, Joseph P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co. , Inc.: 1976

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 71403

ISBN: 0393055949

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Full-sized book club edition. Examination of relationship between Sir Winston and FDR in a good copy. In full red cloth covers with European maps (front endpapers) and Pacific theatre maps (back endpapers) as well as a section of b&w photos in mid-volume. Dust wrapper chipped at edges and in removable mylar protector.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 528 pages View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: a triumph

By: LAWRENCE, T[homas]. E[dward].

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: [c.1970s]

Stock No.: 82152

ISBN: 0140181229

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A trade paperback edition of T. E. Lawrence's famous account of the Arab revolt in 1916-18 against the ruling Ottoman Empire in the Arabian Peninsula from Lawrence's point of view as a British Army officer. With black & white drawings by Eric Kennington; as well as a section of photos and drawings including two of Lawrence in Arab costume along with other major players. Also included are maps of the Levant and Arabian Penisula areas. Mr. Lawrence is best known as 'Lawrence of Arabia'; and the 1962 David Lean movie of the same name was very successful. --- In stiff wraps with color detail from ... View more info

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Claudius

By: Levick, Barbara

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut Usa, Yale University Press: 1993

Stock No.: 71967

ISBN: 0300047347

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


The first English-language bio of Roman Emperor Claudius to be written since the 1930s, this work has received much acclaim. Nice copy, in mock cloth hard covers. Prev owner's embossed seal on front free endpaper; otherwise clean, unmarked interior. DJ lightly scuffed and in removable mylar protective cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages View more info

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Lost Atlantis New Light on an Old Legend

By: LUCE, J.V.

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1970

Stock No.: 74104

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated 3rd [U.S.] printing, July, 1970. With 14 color, 100 black & white photos; and with 20 drawings. In full red cloth-covered boards with lettering in gilt on spine. Interior firm and unmarked. Jacket a bit yellowed and with minor rubbing; orig. $9.95 flap price intact. An interesting examination of archaeological evidence to support an ancient land of Atlantis in the eastern Mediterranean, as described by Plato and others. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 224 pages View more info

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Bismarck, the History of a Fighter

By: LUDWIG, Emil

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1927

Stock No.: 75510

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A biography of the German chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. Translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul. Third printing. With numerous b&w photos. In full blue-grey cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- In good shape, volume is clean and firm but leaves have separated at front of volume, exposing webbing. Cover edges with some wear. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 661 pages View more info

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The Nile: The Life-Story of a River

By: LUDWIG, Emil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1937

Stock No.: 76115

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated fourth printing. This hefty volume tells the story of the Nile River and its tributaries in the style of a biography. Translated from the German by Mary A. Lindsay. With large fold-out color map of the Nile watershed at rear of volume; also w/numerous b&w photos. In full gold cloth-covered boards with titling in blue on spine; titling blindstamped to front cover. Lacks a dust jacket. Indexed. --- In good shape, volume is clean and firm but leaves have yellowed. Covers with incidental soiling.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xvi, 619 pages View more info

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Little Masterpieces: Lord Macaulay [Selected Writings]

By: MACAULAY, Lord (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 79445

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A 1901 edition in this collection of selected writings by the noted 19th Century British historian Lord Macaulay (Thomas Babington Macaulay). Includes his "The Puritans", "Dr. Samuel Johnson" and other writings. With tissue-protected black and white engraved frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine; publisher's blindstamped vignette to front cover. Lacks a... View more info

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Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

By: MacCULLOCH, Diarmaid

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2010

Stock No.: 82677

ISBN: 0670021261

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A 5th printing of the American edition of this hefty one-volume history of Christianity. The author, a professor at Oxford University, begins at c.1000 BCE and follows the rise of the Church in the world through pubication date in 2009. With several sections of black & white and color plates; and with several b&w maps. --- In gold and black paper-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine. Jacket with anonymous Painting of the Eternal Blessing to cover. --- With specks of white soiling to front cover, faint soiling to textblock fore-edge, otherwise a bright, unmarked, tightly-bound copy. Unc... View more info

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The Prince (Everyman's Library #280)

By: MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò

Price: $20.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1938

Stock No.: 82957

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


The infamous statesman's essays on power and governance in an Everyman's Library reprint edition. Translated from the Italian and with an introduction by W. K. Marriott. Entry 280 in Everyman's Library Essays & Belles-Lettres series, edited by Ernest Rhys. --- A 1938 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full orange cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling, blindstamped Eric Ravilious-designed "shell" to cover and dark topstain. Dust jacket in blue, with Ravilious "knot" to cover. --- With prior owner's signature & pencilings to front free endpaper, otherwise ... View more info

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The Adventure of Sail 1520-1914

By: MACINTYRE, Captain Donald

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1970

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 80196

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Stated First American Edition, copyright page. A history of the four centuries of wind-powered ships by Captain Donald Macintyre, accompanied by a selection of period writings from 1520 to 1914 by the likes of Sir Francis Drake, Captain James Cook, Joseph Conrad and many others. With an introduction by Uffa Fox . With 44 color and 305 black and white illustrations which depict the fascinating array of various sailing ships. --- This oversize work (measuring 12.5 in. wide x 10 in tall) in full blue cloth-covered boards with spine titling in lighter blue, blindstamped compass image to cover. Unc... View more info

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Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World

By: MacMILLAN, Margaret

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82024

ISBN: 140006127X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first edition of author's study of the historic visit made by U.S. President Richard Nixon to the China of Chairman Mao in 1972. The visit triggered a major shift in U.S.-Chinese relations. With a section of black & white plates. --- In black paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Dust jacket with photo of Nixon and Mao greeting one another. --- A very nice copy, clean, bright and newish. Unclipped jacket with slight rubbing, is otherwise undamaged.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xxii, 406 pages View more info

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The Great Liners

By: MADDOCKS, Melvin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alexandria, Virginia, Time-Life Books: 1978

Stock No.: 77688

ISBN: 0809426641

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The story of the gargantuan passenger ships of the past, such as the Normandie and the Queen Mary, presented along with many color and b&w photos & drawings. With portfolio of 6 paintings of sail and engine-powered ships laid in. --- In brown padded leatherette covers w/painting of the Queen Mary on cover. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With dampstains to a few corners near rear of volume, else a bright, firm, unmarked copy.; The Seafarers; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 176 pages View more info

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The Sage of Monticello

By: MALONE, Dumas

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1981

Stock No.: 73948

ISBN: 0316544639

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Sixth and final volume in author's Pulitzer-winning examination of the life of the third US President; covers the period from the end of his presidency through his retirement years in Monticello. In navy full-cloth covers with Jefferson medallion design in gilt on cover; titling in gilt on spine. Publisher's navy topstain. With an introduction by the author; plus several inserted plates featuring b&w photos and index. With bumped corner; otherwise clean, unmarked and firm. Dust jacket has slight sunning at spine, insignificant chafing; with orig. $19.95 flap price and in removable mylar protec... View more info

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The Eagles Die

By: Marek, George

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1974

Edition: Book Club Edition

Stock No.: 72740

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and his family are profiled in this book club edition. In black covers w/minor corner bumps; clean & bright interior. Dust jacket slightly wrinkled. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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HMS Victory: Her Construction, Career and Restoration

By: McGOWAN, Alan

Price: $41.00

Publisher: London, The Caxton Publishing Group: 2003

Stock No.: 83347

ISBN: 1840675322

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The story of what is described on the back cover as ". . .the world's best-known warship. She was the flagship of Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. . ." Includes information about her original construction, her Royal Navy service, and her restoration and repair, which was accomplished over a period of time from 1922 to 1964. With dozens of black & white photos (and a few in color), as well as drawings by John McKay along with tables and charts. Backmatter includes much technical information about the ship. Originally published in 1999 by Chatham publishing as part of their Cha... View more info

Image for The Decade of Disillusion British Politics in the Sixties;

The Decade of Disillusion British Politics in the Sixties;

By: McKie, David

Price: $13.00

Publisher: MacMillan: 1972

Stock No.: 71525

ISBN: 0333130642

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Collection of 10 essays examining the 1960s in a good copy. W/blue sticker ffep, otherwise clean. DJ lightly chipped at edges, w/orig price intact on flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages View more info

Image for Les Grands Sieclès De La Peinture: La Peinture Égyptienne [French Language] (Great Centuries of Painting: The Egyptian Paintings)

Les Grands Sieclès De La Peinture: La Peinture Égyptienne [French Language] (Great Centuries of Painting: The Egyptian Paintings)

By: MEKHITARIAN, Arpag (text)

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Geneva, Editions Albert Skira: 1954

Stock No.: 80199

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


In this French language work, paintings of the ancient Egyptians are showcased on 95 bright color illustrations, tipped onto the leaves of the book. With accompanying text by Arpag Mekhitarian. One in the publisher's series: "Les Grands Sieclès de la Peinture". --- In full green cloth-covered boards with titling in orange on cover and spine. Jacket with colorful Egyptian painting on cover. No particular edition or printing has been observed. --- A clean, sound, bright copy but with marks to textblock edges and another on verso of half title page. Dust jacket with small tears and a lit... View more info

Image for Our Eastern Question: America's Contact with the Orient and the Trend of Relations with China and Japan

Our Eastern Question: America's Contact with the Orient and the Trend of Relations with China and Japan

By: MILLARD, Thomas F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82372

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A first edition of this illustrated report on the status of China and Japan in the early 20th century. Particular attention is paid to military matters, and to the relationships between the countries and the United States. With numerous black & white illustrations and with maps, one of which folds out. Appendices include copies of several various important documents, treaties and agreements. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards with gilt and orange medallion to cover, orange titling to cover and gilt-stamped spine titling. --- A sound copy but with faded spine titling. Overall, volume is tig... View more info

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History of World War II: Armed Services Memorial Edition (Salesman's Dummy)

By: MILLER, Francis Trevelyan

Price: $32.00

Publisher: [Philadelphia], The John C. Winston Company: 1945

Stock No.: 78526

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A slim pre-publication salesman's dummy (mock-up) of a work which eventually was published at about 966 pages. Includes sections bearing b&w photos, descriptions of campaigns and battles, blank service record pages (likely for returning veterans), color frontis Iwo Jima flag-raising photo, and blanks at rear of volume for the salesman to record orders. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards w/elaborate gilt-stamped decorations and titling on cover; mock-up of gilt-stamped spine embossed to rear cover. Irregularly paginated, but runs about 40-50 pages. --- With just a little discoloration and ch... View more info

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The White Nile

By: MOOREHEAD, Alan

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1960

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 31528

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Book club edition. Reporter and popular historian Alan Moorehead presents the history of the upper tributary of the Nile River; in so doing he tells of major historical events and personages along the river in his engaging, highly-readable style. With maps of the Blue Nile drainage at endpapers and three sections of plates depicting people and scenes along the way. B-O-M-C promotional material about this work laid in. --- In reddish-brown cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on cover and spine. Jacket features unattributed photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- P... View more info

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The Russian Revolution.

By: MOOREHEAD, Alan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1958

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 78747

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Book club edition. A straightforward, readable description of the events leading up to and climaxing in the last months of 1917. With 24 pages of b&w photos. Maps of Russia at endpapers. --- In full red cloth-covered boards, and in dust jacket. --- A clean, firm copy lacking markings or other obvious damages. Jacket with sunned spine, tears and small chips along edges and in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiv, 301 pages View more info

Image for Burgen der Kreuzritter im Heiligen Land, auf Zypern und in der Ägäis (Crusader castles in the Holy Land, Cyprus and the Aegean Sea, in German language)

Burgen der Kreuzritter im Heiligen Land, auf Zypern und in der Ägäis (Crusader castles in the Holy Land, Cyprus and the Aegean Sea, in German language)

By: MÜLLER-WIENER, Wolfgang (text); KERSTING, A. F. (photos)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: München, Deutscher Kunstverlag: 1966

Stock No.: 82611

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A German language guide to the remains of various crusade-era castles that survived to the 20th century. The first half of the book provides descriptions and plans of the castles which are presented in the latter half on black & white plates depicting the castle remnants and statues that survive. With color frontis photo of Marqab castle in present-day Syria tipped in. Map of eastern Mediterranean area to rear endpapers. --- In white cloth-covered boards with titling in grey to cover and spine. Dust jacket repeats the image of Marqab. Book protected in stapled slipcase. --- An excellent copy: ... View more info

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A Short History of the Chinese: The Four Hundred Million

By: NOURSE, Mary A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The New Home Library: 1943

Stock No.: 50502

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


A stated third edition of this reprint of the original Bobbs-Merrill work published simply as "The Four Hundred Million". This work provides an elemental look at the enormity of the history of China and her people. --- In full rust cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in black and yellow on cover and spine; all textblock edges in yellow. Jacket with color image of a Chinese stage performance. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down; otherwise a sound, intact, unmarked copy. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges; and with minor rubbing, ... View more info

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The Pacific Islands

By: OLIVER, Douglas L

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts,, Harvard University Press: 1952

Stock No.: 79177

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Stated second printing of this description of the history, peoples, and modern conditions in the many islands of the Pacific. With decorations and maps by Sheila Mitchell Oliver. --- In full olive cloth-covered boards with titling and illustration in dark brown on spine. Jacket with further illustrations on cover and spine. --- Good only copy with numerous student's interior markings and underlinings & retailer's sticker; otherwise a sound, intact copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with small tears and light chafing to edges.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 313 pages View more info

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The Oregon Trail-An Authoritative Text Containing Full Critical and Literary Analysis Based On...[Writings] in Parkman's Lifetime

By: PARKMAN, Francis; FELTSKOG, E. N. (editor)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin: 1969

Stock No.: 72618

ISBN: 029905070X

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Famed first-hand account of a 19th century traveller on the Oregon Trail first published in 1892; presented here with extensive literary and academic background material. Liberally sprinkled with illustrations by Frederic Remington. In full tan cloth covers w/clean, unmarked interior. Price-clipped dust jacket has sm tears and chipping; now in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 758 pages View more info

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The Stream of History: Volume III only (of four)

By: PARSONS, Geoffrey

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1931

Stock No.: 83094

Condition: Very Good


Volume III only (of four) in this overview of world history in a later printing. Lavishly illustrated with four color and several black & white drawings, photos and maps. This volume covers the time period from the Roman Empire through the Middle Ages to Chinese and American ancient empires. Includes tissue-guarded frontis N. C. Wyeth color illustration of jousters at the time of King Arthur. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with decorations and titling in red and gold to cover and spine. Maps of the world at endpapers. Volume has no dust jacket. --- With dampstains to lower corner of several ... View more info

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The Life and Death of Trotsky

By: Payne, Robert

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1977

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71425

ISBN: 0070489408

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Early leader of Soviet Union is profiled in this exceptionally clean, sharp copy. In full red cloth covers with facsimile signat of Trotsky in gilt cover; spine bright and sharp gilt lettering. Interior clean and bright; no markings. Dust jacket is in great shape, sm hole at spine, minor wrinkling; now in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 498 pages View more info