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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

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


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.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xxviii, 512, 463 pages 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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 extensive index of the events of European history from 1815-1852 for all four volumes of this series. A handsome, though faulti... 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

ISBN: 0091479207

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


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 page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 267 pages 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 140004345X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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

Image for Wanted!   The Search for Nazis in America

Wanted! The Search for Nazis in America

By: Blum, Howard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Quadrangle Books: 1977

Stock No.: 71290

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


[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 official records such as wills and deeds; along with other written works such as letters. Indexed. --- In navy cloth-covered hard... 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

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


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" tall; 415 pages View more info

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The Pioneer Fringe (American Geographical Society Special Publication No. 13)

By: BOWMAN, Isaiah

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, American Geographical Society: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82392

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


An examination of efforts at pioneering areas of the world not previously explored or inhabited as of the publication date of 1931. With lots of black & white photos of scenes in America, Africa, Australia, Mongolia and Manchuria and elsewhere. American Geographical Society Special Publication no. 13. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on black cover and spine blocks. --- With black smudges and other soiling to covers, exposure to dampness has caused some rippling to most leaves; binding remains tight and sturdy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); ix... 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 prior owner's signature in pencil on front free endpaper, with ticked-off titles, cover soiling and light wear; otherwise a sou... View more info

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Stranger than Fiction: A Short History of the Jews from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

By: BROWNE, Lewis

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1925

Stock No.: 83339

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


The author tells the story of the Jewish people in a highly-readable, friendly fashion. Beginning with semi-savage tribesmen in the Arabian Peninsula to the 1922 League of Nations ratification of the British Mandate over Palestine, the Jews persisted despite many attempts at eradication. With fifty animated maps and charts in black & white by the author. --- An early printing, in red cloth-covered boards with illustration in black to cover, cover and spine titling in gilt. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- A very nice copy but with some sunning to spine along with dulling to spine titling, a c... View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne (Modern Library Giant #G14.1)

By: BULFINCH, Thomas

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1954]

Stock No.: 83446

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Thomas Bulfinch made it his life's work to present classical fables and myths from the ancient world to the modern world. Includes 16 photos of famed artworks depicting the subjects herein. --- In Toledano spine G5 / green cloth / gilt titling on black cover & spine blocks / black topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Gd, verso advertises 370 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1954 (no publication date appears in book). ML #G14.1. --- A partial split near front of volume has been carefully repaired prior to this listing, and with prior owner's signature to front paste-down, ... 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

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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 bright, firm, clean copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages 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

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


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, ENDPAPERS-blank, JACKET-none, ML#G-47.1. --- A partial split near title page has been carefully reinforced prior to this listi... View more info

Image for The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (The Hinges of History series)

The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels (The Hinges of History series)

By: CAHILL, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Nan A. Talese / Doubleday: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 60178

ISBN: 0385482485

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first printing of the author's assessment of the important role played by the early Jews toward the advancement of Western Civilization. The author tells of such Biblical notables as Abraham, Sarah, Moses, David, Amos, Isaiah, Naomi and Ruth. Includes biblical and general indices. Volume two in author's "Hinges of History" series (of a planned total of seven). --- In black and beige paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Giliola Chiste photographic portrait of the author to rear flap. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and newish, in similar, undamage... View more info

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Hands on the Past: Pioneer Archaeologists Tell Their Own Story

By: CERAM, C. W. (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1966

Stock No.: 82068

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated second printing. The editor uses the descriptions of early archaeologists to describe some of their significant finds. With 31 black & white photos. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt and blue to cover and spine; blue topstain. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With a little dark soiling to covers and prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, otherwise a sound, clean, unmarked copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 434 pages 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

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


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. Jacket features black & white photographic portrait of Churchill on back. Unlike many of these volumes, this is not the book cl... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Idea of History

By: COLLINGWOOD, R. G.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Galaxy: 1964

Stock No.: 79885

Condition: Very Good-


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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0933472757

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


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 spine; in removable mylar protector. Everyman's Library #300. ; Everyman's Library History Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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A Day in Old Athens: A Picture of Athenian Life

By: DAVIS, William Stearns

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Biblo and Tannen: 1960

Stock No.: 83419

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


In this reprint edition, University of Minnesota professor William Davis attempts to describe everyday life in ancient Athens. With numerous drawings and photos, as well as a couple of maps. --- In full light blue cloth-covered boards with spine titling in black. Pink and yellow jacket with images of armored soldiers to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and sturdy, though some age-toning to cloth and endpapers. Somewhat brittle jacket with tears and chips; now protected in removable archival mylar protector.; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; xii, 242 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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

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The Australians from 1788 to Modern Times

By: FISHER, John

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Limited: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 60587

ISBN: 0709101228

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


A U.K. first edition of this history of Australia, from the arrival of the British Government's "First Fleet" under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788 to the time of publication in the 1960s. Much of the early history was rather miserable, as the principal residents were prisoners sent from England. With several black & white photos and a two-page map of Australia show early explorations. --- In full grey paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features an image of the First Fleet in Botany Bay to cover. --- With dampstains to lower portion of both cover... 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

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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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The Search for Alexander

By: FOX, Robin Lane

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83165

ISBN: 0316291080

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first edition. Though Alexander the Great set out from Greece and conquered much of present-day Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Egypt and the Levant, there are many questions about this man, who died at age 32. In this work, the author seeks to answer some of those questions. With numerous color and b&w photos of present-day areas conquered by Alexander and his forces; also with images of sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, drawings and maps (including map of areas conquered to endpapers). --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on spine. Jacke... 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

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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 and small tears along edges, is otherwise intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xiv, 220 pages View more info

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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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Naval War of 1812 (Caxton Pictorial Histories series)

By: GARDINER, Robert (editor)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, Caxton Publishing / The National Maritime Museum: 2001

Stock No.: 83345

ISBN: 1840673605

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A pictorial history of the War of 1812 from the perspective of both the Royal and U.S. Navies. Originally published in 1998 by Chatham publishing as part of their Chatham Pictorial Histories series, this 2001 later reprint by Caxton Publishing Group. With dozens of black & white illustrations, as well as additional maps, drawings and charts. The ships themselves are depicted on the water, cruising or in battle, as well as scehmatically. The editor drew on a number of other publications to describe the ships and battles; these sources are detailed near the front of the volume. The work is organ... View more info

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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

ISBN: 0394604016

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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 style Gk dust jacket / verso blank. Likely published c.1977-80 though no specific publication date appears in book. ML #G6.2. --... View more info

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (3 Volume Set in Slipcases)

By: GIBBON, Edward

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1946

Stock No.: 83553

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


A handsome, three volume reprint set of Edward Gibbon's most famous work in the field of world history, in which Mr. Gibbon clearly and thoroughly details the decline of the Empire of Rome and offers theories as to why it happened. Text edited by J. B. Bury, and with Mr. Gibbon's notes in the margins throughout all volumes. Includes eye-catching illustrations from the etchings by Gian Battista Piranesi. With six different maps (based on the varying dates) of the Roman Empire at front and rear endpapers. Extensive index at rear of volume III. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards backed in brow... View more info

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Goldsmith's Roman History, Abridged by Himself for the Use of Schools: Ninth American Edition

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Poughkeepsie, Paraclete Potter: 1816

Stock No.: 82447

Condition: Fair


A leatherbound relic from the early 19th century, this history of the Roman Empire was later revised by others. --- In brown leather, with spine titling in gilt. Minimal publication details provided. With prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, and rubberstamping to front endpaper, age-toning and some foxing to leaves, chafing to cover edges. Though somewhat battered and soiled, this copy is holding together rather well and remains tightly bound.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 263 pages 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

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0941533026

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0806309989

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


[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; discreet penciled underlinings and notations on various pages & previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. This volume ideal ... 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

ISBN: 0684127075

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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 covers with 4 photos of glass busts of Caesar on cover. Printed on quality, coated papers. Back matter includes bibliography, glos... View more info