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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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Germany and the Germans An Anatomy of Society Today

By: ARDAGH, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1990

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 72797

ISBN: 0060158395

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


"...searching and incisive portrait of contemporary German society" in a good, clean, bright copy. In black half cloth and black paperboard covers. Book and dust jacket clean, bright and sharp. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 478 pages View more info

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The Rise Of Napoleon Bonaparte

By: ASPREY, Robert

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82154

ISBN: 046504879X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The author's initial book in his two-volume detailed biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. In this series, the author strives to present the human side of Napoleon. With black & white illustrations and several maps. --- In blue and black paper-covered boards. Gold jacket features image of a bust of Napoleon. --- With prior owner's initials to front free endpaper, else a sound, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket with minor creasing and rubbing, otherwise undamaged.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xxiii, 580 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

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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The Story of the Map of Europe: Its Making and Its Changing (The Lake History Series)

By: BENEZET, L. P.

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Chicago, Scott, Foresman and Company: 1916

Stock No.: 81630

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A guide to the changing boundaries of European nations from early times to the turns of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and extending to the aftermath of World War I. The changes are illustrated in the form of numerous maps, including one entitled "Europe as It Should Be". With additional black & white photos. An entry in publisher's "The Lake History Series". (This work later published under the title "The World War and What Was Behind It: The Story of the Map of Europe.") --- In olive green cloth-covered boards with map and illustrations on cover. Volume lacks a d... View more info

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Unvergängliches Deutschland: Ein Buch von Volk und Heimat

By: BLOEM, Walter

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Berlin, Neufeld & Henius Verlag: 1933

Stock No.: 83033

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A tour of Germany showing notable buildings, scenic sights, monuments and people. In German language, with entries in "gothic" (Fraktur) blackletter typeface. With over 150 black & white photos by J. B. Malina. --- In linen cloth-covered boards with cover and spine titling in black. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A solid copy: clean and tightly-bound, though with inked inscription to front free endpaper, a little looseness to front cover and small tears to paper at front and rear gutters.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 129 pages View more info

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Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War

By: BRAITHWAITE, Rodric

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2006

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 82021

ISBN: 1400044308

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


First American edition of this examination of life in Moscow during World War II. Special attention is given to the 1941 Battle of Moscow, in which more Russians were killed than Britain and America combined lost in the entire war. With several maps and two sections of black & white plates. The author served as Britain's ambassador to Moscow from 1988 to 1992. --- In off-white paper-covered boards backed in black paper, with spine titling in silver. Dust jacket with photo of volunteers patrolling near the Kremlin. --- A very nice copy, clean, bright and newish but with remainder mark to lower ... View more info

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The Last Days of Pompeii (The Globe Edition)

By: BULWER-LYTTON, Sir Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelpha, J. B. Lippincott & Co.: 1875

Stock No.: 81365

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An 1875 reprint edition of the famed historical novel set in Pompeii near present-day Naples. This work tells of early Christians and culminates with the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. First published in 1834. --- In full pebbled green cloth-covered boards with blindstamped decorations to front and back covers; titling & decorations in gilt on spine; brown endpapers and tissue-protected engraved frontis illustration. --- With tears to cloth at front joint, to paper at front gutter, discreet bookseller label to front paste-down and prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a sound ... View more info

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The Last Days of Pompeii

By: BULWER-LYTTON, Sir Edward G. E.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, International Collectors Library: [c.1950s-60s]

Stock No.: 80986

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A reprint edition of the famed historical novel set in Pompeii at the base of Vesuvius. First published in 1834. Publisher's flyer specific to this work laid in. --- This volume is made to simulate a book with leatherbound qualities, with gilt stamped decorations and titling on full dark green paper-covered boards and satin bookmark ribbon. Lacks a dust jacket. Volume bears 1946 date, but likely published c.1950s-60s. --- Outer paper covering is brittle and has a nick to top of spine, crack to covering at rear joint and prior owner's signature and notation to verso of front free endpaper; else... 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 Journal of the Plague Year &c.: Being Observations or Memorials of the most Remarkable Occurences, both Publick and Private, which happen'd in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665. And written by a Citizen all the while in London.

By: DEFOE, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1968

Stock No.: 83298

Condition: Very Good+


The author's semi-fictional account of the great London plague of 1665 first appeared in 1722. This reprint edition with an introduction by James Sutherland. Illustrations in color and black & white by Domenico Gnoli. --- Bound in tweed-look textured green paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with spine titling in red and 1665 date to cover, also in red; black topstain. Sandglass flyer not present. Volume housed in the same tweedy paper-covered slipcase. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, else an unmarked, bright and tightly-bound copy. Excellent slipcase with... View more info

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Karlstein: Das Rätsel um die Burg Karls IV (in German language)

By: ESCHBORN, Michael

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Verlag Urachhaus: 1971

Stock No.: 82593

ISBN: 3878381468

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


A German-language guide to Karlstein, the castle of Emperor Charles IV (Karl IV) of the Holy Roman Empire. Built in 1348-1367 near Prague, the castle served as a repository for treasures of the Empire such as the crown jewels, artwork and other relics. With multiple black & white illustrations, as well as several color plates tipped onto leaves. --- In vivid red cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to cover and spine; maroon endpapers. Jacket with color reproductions of paintings. --- A clean, tightly-bound and bright copy. Jacket with light chafing at spine ends, and with mild separation... View more info

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Napoleon

By: Fisher, Herbert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1913

Stock No.: 73234

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Attractive, compact volume provides essential biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. In full yellow cloth on board covers w/black decorations & lettering, cover & spine. Interior w/prev. owner's bookplate @ frt. pastedown; otherwise clean and tight. Protected with mylar cover. ; Home University Library of Modern Knowledge; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 256 pages View more info

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The Weaker Vessel

By: FRASER, Antonia

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Stock No.: 74628

ISBN: 0394513517

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Stated First American Edition. With bold gift inscription, half title page; otherwise a clean, bright, firm interior. Price-clipped dust jacket in great shape. --- Author examines the wide variety of women's lives in 17-century England. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 544 pages View more info

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The Chronicles of England, France, Spain, Etc. (Everyman's Library #57, in "Flatback" style 1 binding)

By: FROISSART, Sir John

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1915

Stock No.: 82636

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The famous writings of Jean Froissart chronicle the battles and court intrigues of the first part of the Hundred Years War, including the notable battles of Crécy and Poitiers, as well as the exploits of England's Black Prince. This Everyman's Library edition presents a condensed version of these writings, written with flair and enjoyed by the youthful reader for centuries. Adapted from the translation of Thomas Johnes by H. P. Dunster in 1853 (per Ross, pp. 195-6). With a brief preface by editor Ernest Rhys. An entry in Everyman's Library "For Young People" series. E.L. no. 57. --- I... 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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The Germans

By: Gordon, Craig

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1982

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 72796

ISBN: 0399124365

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


The German nation and it people are profiled in this work, which emphasizes the post-war events. Not intended as a scholarly work, but rather as a readable book which clarifies the mindset of the German people. In brown half cloth and black paperboard covers; interior clean and bright. Dust jacket a bit rippled due to exposure to dampness, otherwise in undamaged condition. Likely book club edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 350 pages View more info

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The Principles of Peace: Exemplified in the Conduct of the Society of Friends in Ireland During the Rebellion of the Year 1798; With Some Preliminary and Concluding Observations.

By: HANCOCK M.D., Thomas

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, William Phillips: 1825

Stock No.: 82422

Condition: Fair


A delicate relic from 1825, examining the role of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in the Irish Rebellion of 1798. This conflict pitted Irish rebel forces against their British overlords, which had a considerable effect upon the Irish Quakers. Possible first edition, but not confirmed thus. --- This compact edition in half leather with boards covered in green marbled papers; stippled textblock edges. Spine titling and decorations stamped in gilt. --- A fragile copy, with weakened hinges, considerable rubbing and chafing to leather and covers, prior owner's signature in pencil to front free end... View more info

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Trafalgar The Nelson Touch

By: Howarth, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum Publishers: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 71963

Condition: Very Good


The famous battle is described in detail in this sharp copy of work first published in the U. K. With multiple black & white and color illustrations; 6 maps. In black half cloth & mustard yellow paperboard covers; interior clean, w/prev owner's embossed gold sticker ffep. DJ has back cover tear; is in mylar protector. $8.95 flap price intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Underground City

By: HUMES, H. L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1958

Stock No.: 83340

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


This novel, set in Paris after World War II, is a suspenseful, fast-paced story of intrigue and danger. Many of the novel's characters were active in the Underground Movement during the war. The author was co-founder of the literary journal "Paris Review". --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with image of the Eiffel Tower in blind to cover, titling in gilt to spine, and with pink topstain. Jacket has more imagery of the Eiffel Tower on both front and back panels. --- With some sunning to spine ends, otherwise a tightly-bound, clean copy. Fair only, unclipped dust jacket with chipping... View more info

Image for Kristofer Columbus Hans Lefnad Och Resor (Swedish Language) Translation of: Christopher Columbus, His Life and Travels

Kristofer Columbus Hans Lefnad Och Resor (Swedish Language) Translation of: Christopher Columbus, His Life and Travels

By: IRVING, Washington

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chas. Webb & Co.: 1893

Stock No.: 73596

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


In dark brown cloth-covered beveled edge boards with gilt, black and navy decorations and lettering, covers & spine. With dozens of illustrations and maps in black and white. Front and back covers cracked at hinges but solidly attached; textblock is firm. With cover edgewear. Published by The Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Co. with an imprint by Chas. Webb & Co. of Chicago. This Swedish language version of Washington Irving's history of Spain and their hired Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus is a large, heavy, unique volume.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 513, (3, ads) pages View more info

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Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe

By: JORDAN, Jonathan W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NAL Caliber: 2012

Stock No.: 78319

ISBN: 0451235835

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A profile of each of the three American generals who led the Allied effort in World War II in Europe. Includes a section of black & white plates. --- A firm, clean copy but with a little cover soiling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 654 pages View more info

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The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945

By: KERSHAW, Ian

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Penguin Press: 2011

Stock No.: 82288

ISBN: 1594203148

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A second printing of the U.S. edition of the author's examination of the last days of Germany's Third Reich. Ian Kershaw's comprehensive biographies of Adolph Hitler have been highly praised. With numerous maps and black & white photos. --- In red and black paper-covered boards with author initials and titling stamped in silver to cover and spine. Jacket featurees a snowy war scene photo on cover. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Unclipped jacket with small tear to lower edge, slight soiling & slight creasing to edges, else in great shape.; Octavo (8 t... 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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The History of Napoleon Buonaparte (Everyman's Library #3)

By: LOCKHART, John Gibson

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1909

Stock No.: 82416

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A 1909 reprint edition of the biography of France's Napoleon Bonaparte by the Scottish son-in-law of Sir Walter Scott. Lockhart's biography of Scott has been compared to James Boswell's "Life of Johnson". With an unattributed introduction (likely penned by EL series editor Ernest Rhys). An entry in Everyman's Biography series; EL #3. --- In the style 1 Dutton library binding in full rust cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling, decorations, and loop to spine; Dutton name to tail of spine. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, discol... 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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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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Peter the Great His Life and His World

By: MASSIE, Robert K.

Price: $28.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1980

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 74759

ISBN: 0394500326

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Full-sized book club edition. With 24 pgs. of photos and maps. In full black cloth-covered boards w/titling in gilt on spine. Maps of Western Europe and of St. Petersburg at endpapers. With prev. owner's inked name, front free endpaper; otherwise a bright, firm, clean copy. Jacket with some rubbing and small tears; in removable archival mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 909 pages View more info

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The Grass Crown (Masters of Rome series, volume two)

By: McCULLOUGH, Colleen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82853

ISBN: 0688093698

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated first edition with full number line on copyright page. The author's hefty second volume in her Masters of Rome series, following her acclaimed "The First Man in Rome". With numerous maps of ancient Rome and Italy, and with drawn portraits of some of author's key characters. Lengthy glossary at rear of volume. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in red cloth with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket in cream, with drawn crown of grass to cover. --- With remainder mark to lower textblock edge, else a clean, tightly-bound, sound copy. Unclipped jacket in excellent shape; protect... View more info

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Caesar: Let the Dice Fly (Masters of Rome series, volume five)

By: McCULLOUGH, Colleen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82854

ISBN: 0688093728

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated first edition with full number line on copyright page. The author's hefty fifth volume in her Masters of Rome series is centered on her treatment of lead character Julius Caesar. With numerous maps of ancient Rome, Italy, Europe and Asia; and with drawn portraits of some of the novel's key characters. Lengthy glossary at rear of volume. --- In red and black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color John Rush illustrations depicting scenes from ancient Rome. --- A clean, tightly-bound, sound copy. Unclipped jacket in excellent shape; protected in clear remov... View more info

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Caesar's Women (Masters of Rome series, volume four)

By: McCULLOUGH, Colleen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82855

ISBN: 068809371X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first edition with full number line on copyright page. The author's hefty fourth volume in her Masters of Rome series is focused on the women in Julius Caesar's life. With numerous maps of ancient Rome and Italy, and with drawn portraits of some of the novel's key characters. With lengthy glossary at rear of volume. --- In cream and grey paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color John Rush illustrations portraying some of the people of this work. --- With a remainder mark to lower textblock edge and some light cover soiling, else an unmarked tightly-bound, s... View more info

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The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome series, volume one)

By: McCULLOUGH, Colleen

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1990

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82856

ISBN: 068809368X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


A full-sized Book-of-the-Month Club edition of the initial work in the author's Masters of Rome series. The story is focused on some of the early influential Roman leaders starting in 110 B.C. With numerous maps of ancient Rome and Italy, and with drawn portraits of some of the novel's key characters. Lengthy glossary at rear of volume. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in red cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Honi Werner painting of toga-clad Romans. --- Covers with light soiling and a little sunning. Interior clean, bright and tightly bound. Jacket with small tea... View more info

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The Highland Clans: The Dynastic Origins, Chiefs, and Background of the Clans and of Some Other Families Connected with Highland History

By: MONCREIFFE, Iain

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Bramhall House: 1967

Stock No.: 81603

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The history, heritage and surviving artifacts as described in this work tell the story of the Scottish Highland clans. Arranged by clan name, with tartans, drawings and photos. Photography by David Hicks. With conjectural trees of Clans at endpapers. Indexed. --- In dark brown paper-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with photos of representative Scottish castles on front and back covers. --- With a gift inscription to half title page and soiled spot to textblock top edge, otherwise a clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edg... 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

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Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich

By: Owings, Alison

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey, U. S. A., Rutgers University Press: 1993

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 72795

ISBN: 0813519926

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


29 German women are interviewed about their lives during WWII in this clean, bright, sharp copy. Likely book club edition; stated 2nd printing. In full red cloth covers w/bright gilt lettering & decorations, spine. Tiny frayed spot, lower corner. Dust jacket has slight creasing vicinity of head of spine & sm stains, tail of spine; otherwise undamaged. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 494 pages View more info

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The Life and Death of Lenin

By: PAYNE, Robert

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1964

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 80812

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


A comprehensive guide to the life of the ruthless leader of the Russian Revolution, who led his forces through the subsequent Civil War and later oversaw the birth of the Soviet Union. With a section of black & white photos, holographs and endpaper maps of Saint Petersburg and of Russia, and an introduction by the author. Back matter includes end notes, bibliography, index and more. --- In a full-size book club edition. In black cloth-covered boards with facsimile signature of Lenin on cover in gilt, spine titling in gilt and orange. Cover features image of Lenin. --- A clean, firm copy though... View more info

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Stalin's Folly: The Tragic First Ten Days of World War II on the Eastern Front

By: PLESHAKOV, Constantine

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82022

ISBN: 0618367012

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition of author's account of the first ten days after Nazi Germany invaded Russia during World War II, during which the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin essentially took no action. The result was the Russian army lost hundreds of thousands. With three maps and a section of black & white plates. --- In black paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Dust jacket with photo of soldiers on the attack. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and newish. Price-clipped jacket is otherwise undamaged.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (10), 326 pages View more info

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History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella

By: PRESCOTT, William Hickling

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1967

Stock No.: 83295

Condition: Very Good+


The landmark work of Spanish history first appeared in 1837 and is presented here in a handsome reprint edition. Edited, and with a preface, by C. Harvey Gardiner, with eye-catching color illustrations by Lima De Freitas. With brightly colored map of Spain at endpapers. --- With De Freitas color portraits of the subjects on paper-covered boards, backed in olive quarter cloth with titling in gilt on red spine block. Volume housed in De Freitas illustrated paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer not present. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to half title page, otherwise a clean, unmark... View more info