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The Rape of Greece: The King, the Colonels and the Resistance by Peter Murtagh (£129.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Singapore & Toronto: Simon & Schuster — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0671710389]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages gently age-tanned with light spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “IN the early hours of 21 April 1967, Greece, the birthplace of democracy, became the home of the most repressive military dictatorship seen in Europe since the end of the Second World War. A junta of army colonels espousing extreme right-wing views seized power, outlawed political parties and began a seven-year reign of terror.

The Rape of Greece is about democracy betrayed. In laying bare the atrocities of the colonels’ regime, it reveals how this small European country became a pawn in the Cold War ideological battleground, and how agents of the Central Intelligence Agency sought to control Greek politics through their infiltration of the Greek royal family and armed forces.

But The Rape of Greece is also about people fighting back and ultimately winning. When the tanks of the neo-fascist junta rolled through the streets of Athens in 1967, resistance was not far behind. Here is the story of one resistance group, Democratic Defence, its leaders under siege in Athens and their foreign helpers. In the face of a brutal dictatorship that tortured its victims at will, this motley group of men and women — from England, France, Germany, Scandinavia and America — tirelessly smuggled resistance activists out of Greece and bombs and propaganda in. Their astonishing story of bravery and commitment, failures and triumphs, appears here for the first time in print.

Peter Murtagh, who spent five years researching and writing the book, combines the analytical insight of an award-winning investigative journalist with the narrative drive of a natural storyteller. Filled with political intrigue, adventure and larger-than-life characters, The Rape of Greece is a startling and compelling read, and an important chronicle of modern history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: government resistance greece history 20th century military coup d’etat politics european irregular guerrilla forces warfare espionage greek junta imposition military fascism cyprus internal affair collaborators
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Galatea by Philip Pullman (£88.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575024984]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, a little tanned, with a ½" closed tear to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. First few pages slightly dog-eared at the top corners.Description: The authors 2nd novel. From the cover: “‘Everything what it seems’ is the quotation that stands at the head of this novel; and Galatea both seems and is the story of a man who loves his wife, and who goes to look for her when she disappears. What Martin Browning cannot know, however, is that his search for the elusive Catherine will lead him first to Valencia and ultimately into the wilds of South America; that it will take him into the company of rich people and poor, zombies, businessmen, cyclists, dogs, electric whores, an astrologer doubling as a werewolf and a deranged midget who is also a magistrate, as well as unreal people of various kinds; or that at its end, in the remote snow-filled Anderson Valley, he will learn from the clean-smelling angelic messenger perhaps sent to him by his wife that it is no bad thing to be unreal.”Notes: Jacket designed by Linda Garland. Size: 8" x 5¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 287 pages. Tags: galatea man who loves his wife disappears valencia south america rich people zombies businessmen cyclists dogs electric whores astrologer werewolf deranged midget magistrate anderson valley angelic messenger
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The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta [3 Volumes] by Frank Frazetta (£69.00)Publisher: London & Sydney: Pan Books — 1976Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330247972]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers with a scuff to the spine of volume III which also has a short tear to the join at the tail of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned on all volumes and just encroaching the margins of some of the plates. Description: 3 volumes of 5, only. Volume I is a reprint of the 1975 edition. Volume II is the first US edition of 1977. Volume III is the first US edition of 1978. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “Frazetta is without question the master of Fantasy Art. He exploded all the old preconceptions of Fantasy as a pastoral realm of cute elves, sprites and wise wizards, and re-envisioned it as a brutal wilderness inhabited by virile, ruthless warriors hewn from pure muscle, and armour-clad amazons with astonishingly voluptuous bodies, locked in perpetual combat with horrific primeval monsters and demons.

Once Frazetta had wielded his paints Fantasy could never be the same again. Born in Brooklyn in 1928, he absorbed the colourful pulp adventures of Tarzan and Flash Gordon, and in the fifties he excited the next generation of Fantasy-lovers with his comics and illustrations for the seductive lady blood-sucker, Vampirella, and most fatuously Robert E. Howard’s hero, Conan The Barbarian. His work, with its high levels of testosterone, wicked humour and compositional skill, has been a profound influence on film-makers such as John Milius, Clint Eastwood and George Lucas. In the sixties Frazetta’s images became the poster art for psychedelic counterculture.

Frazetta was no political radical, but his art ripped apart the clean, ordered world of suburban America and replaced it with a gorgeously rendered wasteland of violence and sensuality.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Betty Ballantine. Size: 11¼" x 9". 0 pages. Tags: frazetta ballantine american fantastic comic books strips fiction artists drawing drawings illustration commercial art science
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Sacrifice by Gramam Masterton (£53.00)Publisher: W H Allen — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: What would happen if America and Russia redefined their spheres of influence? If the Soviets withdrew their interests in Cuba, South America, Afghanistan - and the US pulled their troops out of Europe? 356pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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The Puritan Gift: Triumph, Collapse and Revival of An American Dream by Kenneth Hopper & William Hopper (£53.00)Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Co. — 2007Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1850434190]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Where does the Protestant work ethic come from? And how did America achieve such dominance in management for so long?

The Puritan Gift traces the origins and characteristics of an American managerial culture which, over the course of three centuries, turned a handful of small colonies into the greatest economic and political power on earth. It argues that the energy, social mobility, competitiveness and capacity for innovation, all of which lie at the heart of that culture, have their origins in the discipline and ethos of America’s first wave of European immigrants: the Puritans. Drawing lessons from their own extensive experience, the authors warn that, as America distances itself from the core values which underlay its commercial and economic success during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it puts its own future prosperity and security at risk.

The book also explores how American managerial culture has spread throughout the world. In particular it examines the impact of the US occupation of Japan on the social and manufacturing mores of that country and explains how America’s inherited style of management interacted with Japanese traditions.

This is an original exploration of the dramatic and far-reaching consequences of the Puritans’ ‘gift’ to America — the ethos which produced the early success of America and what came to be known as the American dream.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVI] 334 pages. Tags: puritans united states influence industrial management history moral and ethical aspects kenneth hopper william first editions firsts printings 1st
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The History of America Volume the First by William Robertson (£52.00)Publisher: W. Strahan; T. Cadell & J. Balfour — 1777Binding: Hardback [Full Leather] Condition: Poor. Leather is shabby and worn. Upper board detached, lower board near so. Heavy tanning to the margins of the pastedowns and blanks. Pages lightly age-tanned with spotting throughout although the text is better than acceptable. Lacks map leaves and illustrations. Description: Notes: Size: 11" x 9". [XVII] 488 pages. Tags: robertson american history america columbus new world discovery explorers
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The Delirium of the Liberator: Biography of General Simón Bolívar by Luis Alberto Villamarín Pulido (£47.00)Publisher: Bogota: Penclips Publicidad & Disen~o — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9589780709]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank.Description: Illustrated with line drawings and maps.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". Pictorial boards. 279 pages. Tags: pulido 9589780709 boli´var simon 1783-1830 heads state south america history wars independence
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History of America Before Columbus: According to Documents and Approved Authors Volume II: European Immigrants by Peter De Roo (£44.00)Publisher: Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company — 1900Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Roughly trimmed edges of the text block are a little tanned. Previous owners' name to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Maps [3]; Frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Ruled Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 613 pages. Tags: roo indians antiquities origin christianity america history sources discovery exploration pre-columbian norse greenland
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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£43.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded and somewhat edgeworn with several small closed and open tears with a little loss. Price Clipped. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Offset to endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Includes a letter from Feiffer to David Brook dated October 4, 1966 on his personal letter headed paper. In a series of a dozen or so pictures the author shoes the shifts of mood that flicker across the faces of men and women as they try, often vainly, to explain themselves to the world. Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship by John Rousmaniere (£36.00)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0671674471]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly water-rippled at the top corner. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but has a slight ripple running throughout the block.Description: Revised edition. From the cover: “Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has indeed set the standard. The best-selling book in its field, it is used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons. Now lengthened and updated to cover changes in regulations, equipment, and skills, it remains the last word on sailing skills for all sailors — beginners and experts alike.

A monumental undertaking, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is a complete, authoritative, and fully illustrated guide to every aspect of sailboat handling. Based on the curriculum materials used in the sailing program of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis — one of the largest and most successful sailing programs in existence anywhere — this book emphasizes the standardized skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure safe handling and security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for true enjoyment on the water.

From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.”
Notes: Illustrated by Mark Smith. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Red Spine Strrip with Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 402 pages. Tags: aerodynamics aground all and basic boat boats buoyage coast design evacuation for guard helicopter life navigation prediction running sail sailing seamanship skills systems theory trim weather
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Ronald Colman: A Very Private Person: A Biography by Juliet Benita Colman (£31.00)Publisher: London: W. H. Allen — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491017855]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is lightly faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Filmography;

From the cover: “Blessed with the magnificent voice millions of people remember, Ronald Colman was an actor of great talent and charm who first became a star of the silent screen and was more successful than any other actor in making the transition to talking pictures — a success that carried over into The Halls of Ivy on both radio and television. Although he lived in America for more than thirty-five years, he was always the urbane and sympathetic English gentleman who consistently underplayed his roles in such classic films as Raffles, Arrowsmith, Lost Horizon, Random Harvest and The Late George Apley.

This delightfully nostalgic biography of the famous actor is the work of his only daughter who was thirteen years old when he died. Ten years later she found herself wanting to know all about him, and she corresponded with and interviewed scores of his friends: Jack Benny, Charlie Chaplin, Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy, David Niven and Loretta Young as well as many others. Among other things she learned what happened that Hallowe’en night in 1 914 when he almost lost a leg in World War I, and why his first marriage was a disaster that haunted him for much of his life and explained his pursuit of privacy.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 294 pages. Tags: hollywood goldwyn, colman ronald, cooper tommy, cinema films acting colman, biographies, first edition books, books written juliet benita colman, 0491017855
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Englishness and Empire 1939-1965 by Wendy Webster (£29.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0199258600]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Did loss of imperial power and the end of empire have any significant impact on metropolitan culture and identity after 1939? Within a burgeoning literature on national identity and Englishness, this is a question that has received surprisingly little attention.

Drawing on extensive research in the media archive, Wendy Webster’s highly readable study investigates popular narratives of nation, and the significance of empire and its legacies in shaping national identity after 1939. What were the tensions and uncertainties involved in defining a post-imperial nation? How did imperial legacies inform questions about who belonged in Britain and debates about race, immigration, and nationality? What did the Commonwealth mean? What was the significance of America to the making of a post-imperial nation? Focusing on stories told through prolific filmic and television imagery — the Second World War, the Coronation and Everest, colonial wars of the 1950s, Winston Churchill’s funeral — the book explores how far, and in what contexts and unexpected places, imperial identity and loss of imperial power resonated in popular narratives of nation.

A novel thematic focus on empire and Englishness in the post-1945 period makes this an important study for scholars and students of modern British history, empire and Commonwealth, decolonization, migration, gender, ethnicity, and race.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 253 pages. Tags: webster 0199258600 nationalism great britain imperialism public opinion history 20th century postcolonialism commonwealth nations national characteristics mass media english colonies george england civilization elizabeth
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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£28.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some small chips and nicks. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Blanks a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Jacket designed by Kenneth Tynan. Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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Miss Cutler & The Case of the Resurrected Horse: Social Work and the Story of Poverty in America, Australia, and Britain by Mark Peel (£27.00)Publisher: Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780226653631]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Small nick to the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Matt Avery. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Historical Studies of Urban America series. [XI] 325 [2] pages. Tags: peel 9780226653631 historical studies urban america poor services united states england australia social case work cultural history american british irish australasian pacific welfare usa kingdom britain science poverty homelessness sociology
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A Horseman Through Six Reigns: The Reminiscences Of A Royal Riding Master by Horace Smith (£26.00)Publisher: Odhams Press — 1955Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed and rubbed with loss at the spine ends and tips. Boards sunned at the margins. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Horace (‘Cadogan’) Smith—the man who taught the Queen to ride — is known and respected throughout what he himself calls the “Horsey” world. He has lived and worked among horses for three-quarters of a century, and has won prize after prize at major horse shows all over Britain, from the International Horse Show at Olympia downwards. As a dealer he has bought and sold nearly twelve thousand horses during his lifetime. And as a judge of horses Horace Smith has been — and still is — in great demand at all the leading shows in Britain and many in Europe and America as well.

There is a strong sense of nostalgia about his brightly written autobiography. In these pages he transports the reader back through the years to a world that is no more, picturing spacious, leisurely days that had a charm all their own.

The horse was the normal form of road transport when Mr. Smith’s career began in the last decade of Queen Victoria’s reign. He joined his father in the well-established family business of W. J. Smith Limited, Horse Dealers, when he was sixteen. And many are the fascinating stories he has to relate of the cut-throat competition in the horse trade in London at the turn of the century.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: and biography britain coaching correspondence great horace horsemanship horsemen horsewomen reminiscences smith
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Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-confident Living by Jules Feiffer (£23.00)Publisher: London: Collins — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier fading to the spine. Tanned on the reverse. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated with cartoons by the author. From the cover: “Includes a letter from Feiffer to David Brook dated October 4, 1966 on his personal letter headed paper. In a series of a dozen or so pictures the author shoes the shifts of mood that flicker across the faces of men and women as they try, often vainly, to explain themselves to the world. Jules Feiffer has revolutionised the strip cartoon. Until recently his satirical comments on the war between the sexes and the H-Bomb, mother figures and enfants terribles, psychiatry and the outsider, were known only in Greenwich Village. But to-day fifty newspapers in America carry his strips and his weekly cartoon is a regular feature of The Observer.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Kenneth Tynan. Size: 8¼" x 6¼". Matching Pictorial boards. Tags: satirical america nonconformity american comic strip journalism social political feiffer’s cartoons village voice greenwich radical drawing pictures newspapers beatniks cartoonist graphic artist illustrated comedy comedians sardonic affection
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World Drama: From Aeschylus to Anouilh by Allardyce Nicoll (£22.50)Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. — 1949Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with 64 half-tone plates.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 1000 pages. Tags: dramatic conventions greece greek theatre sophocles aristophanes old comedy menander mimes comic world plautus roman stage religious drama profane middle ages liturgy liturgical plays moralities farces interludes renaissance tragedy melodrama pastorals operas french romanticism classicism spanish lope vega calderon cervantes moreto jesuits professional public shakespeare tragi-comedies history seventeenth-century realistic ben
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Bing: A Voice for All Seasons by Sheldon O'Connell with Gord Atkinson (£22.00)Publisher: Tralee: The Kerryman Limited — 1984Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Discography; Filmography; Vignette to the title page; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Rich Little & Phil Harris. Size: 8" x 8¼". 251 pages. Tags: atkinson rich little phil harris bing crosby history decca record company toronto radio pioneers america award 1976
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Monarchs of the Sea: The Great Ocean Liners by Kurt Ulrich (£22.00)Publisher: London: Taurus Parke — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860643736]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, untidy, tear at the head of the spine and light fading to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: The Navarino sailing into Venice. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “THE TITANIC SET SAIL on her maiden voyage on 10 April 1912, the ship represented the essence of glamour, romance, high technology and not a little frisson of danger in an age when travel by sea could still prove hazardous. But the mythology surrounding the Titanic has overshadowed the fact that this ship also represented a new age of transportation when commerce, the rapid expansion of the US economy and mass migration from Europe to North America was forging a new travel industry.

The disaster of the Titanic in no way inhibited the rapid development of luxury liners. The 60 years that followed the saga of the Titanic are laden with the names of even greater liners — the Imperator, Ile de France, Normandie, Empress of Britain, Bremen, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, SS United States, France and many others.

This book surveys the colourful history of sea travel, from the early days through to the age when the great luxury liners of the twentieth century ruled the waves. It portrays the imposing presence of the Imperator, the haughty grandeur of the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, the elegance and glitter of the Normandie and the France, the efficiency and style of the Bremen, the speed and the brash daring of the SS United States and finally the last of the great liners — the QE2, attempting, like Britain, to define a new role for itself without abandoning its traditions. Each great ship epitomised the designs and fashions of its age while at the same time representing the national aspirations of its flag nation. With national prestige at stake, competition between these ships — whether for elegance, luxury, technology or speed — was intense.

Through the pages of this lavishly illustrated book we not only witness the evolution of twentieth-century style and design which was encapsulated in the luxury liners, but also meet some of the icons of the century: the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra.

No other book charts so beautifully the new generation of luxury ships that have inherited the seas. Today’s cruise liners, with names like Carnival Destiny, Pacific Princess and Song of Norway represent a new level of sophistication and have heralded a renaissance of interest in luxury ocean travel.”
Notes: Size: 12¾" x 12¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 264 pages. Tags: ocean liners pictorial works history 20th century merchant vessels ships
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Pocahontas and Her World: A Chronicle of America's First Settlement in Which Is Related the Story of the Indians and the Englishmen - Particularly Captain John Smith, Captain Samuel Argall, and Master John Rolfe by Philip L. Barbour (£22.00)Publisher: London: Robert Hale & Company — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709121881]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper a little frayed with slight loss at the spine ends and a triangular tear with loss to the foot of the lower panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but with several leaves having the corners folded. Description: First British Edition. [First Published: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969] Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Plates; Maps [2];

From the cover: “Pocahontas has an unassailable place in romantic history as the Red Indian princess who saved the life of Captain John Smith. She was the first woman of her race to visit England. Becoming sick at the start of the return voyage back to her homeland, she was taken ashore and died at Gravesend. Charming and attractive she was barely twenty-one, and her story made her a heroine and a legend.

But it was not only Pocahontas who was made a legend. The whole story of early Virginia has seemed more legendary than historical. Though American history began in Virginia, the Pilgrims and the Puritans have been regarded as the founders of historical America. Only of late has Captain John Smith been accorded his due, and the Pocahontas of history, along with Captain Samuel Argall, who kidnapped her, and John Rolfe, who married her — all have remained clouded figures.

In this book Philip L. Barbour reconstructs the history of the whole Jamestown world, and the English and Indian worlds from which it grew. The miracle of the survival of that world, that kernel or germ of English America, was of John Smith’s and Pocahontas’ making, and of ArgalPs, and of Rolfe’s. Their lives were so intermingled that no one of them can be understood without reference to the other three. And with any one of them lacking, it is hard to conceive of English America at all.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XX] 316 pages. Tags: pocahontas argall rolfe indian powhatan women indians north america virginia first contact europeans jamestown history colonial period biographies princess united states southern
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Ronald Reagan and the American Presidency by David Mervin (£22.00)Publisher: Longman — 1990Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0582034930]Condition: Good. Wraps a little rubbed at extremities. Ffep excised. Leans slightly. Inscription to verso upper wrap.Description: Ronald Reagan and the American Presidency is much more than an analysis of the Reagan years in the White House. It is also a stimulating and highly accessible introduction to the study of American politics and political culture that should be required reading for all students of American politics and society. 237pp. Index. Introduction / preface by Leon D. Epstein.Notes: Size: C Format (Approx 9¼" x 6"). Tags: regan america usa presidency0582034930
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The Royal Navy and the Peruvian-Chilean War 1879-1881: Rudolf De Lisle's Diaries & Watercolours by Gerard De Lisle (£21.50)Publisher: Barnsley: Pen & Sword Maritime — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844156528]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Maps;Notes: Jacket designed by Jon Wilkinson. Size: 9" x 9". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: diaries war pacific naval operations british history american forces warfare chile peru united kingdom britain military latin america europe veterans
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Attack on the Somme by Edward G. D. Living (£21.00)Publisher: SPA Books/Tom Donovan Military Books — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090759011X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Edward Living’s ‘Attack On The Somme’ was one of the earliest published books by a Serviceman recounting a personal tale of that terrible conflict. This is one man’s view of July 1st 1916, the first day of one of the most massive offensives in the history of modern war. The great struggle over the Somme was to drag on all through the summer of 1916 and was brought to a standstill by the winter weather in November. During these months the number of casualties incurred by both sides reached an incredible 1,300,000.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Masefield. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 90 pages. Tags: 12th 1916 56th abbeville accrington aisne alan alanbrooke albert alice allenby alley also america amiens ancre and andn anzac argyll armies army arras arrow artillery attack australian barnsley basil battalion battalions battle beach bertie bloch blunden bombardments border bottomley bouchavesnes bouzincourt bradford brigade brigades british brooke brophy brown buchan bucket bucquoy
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Endless Nevada: A Photo Essay by Larry Prosor & Richard Moreno (£21.00)Publisher: Stephens Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 193217303X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by John L. Smith. Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 178 pages. Tags: 193217303x 9781932173031 nevada’s history mojave ruby lake tahoe basin las vegas americas america america’s mountainous state acre humboldt toiyabe
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Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot by Elisabeth Elliot (£21.00)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a nick to the top edge of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Top edge of the boards sunned. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Photographic endpapers & blanks; Black & White Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. So wrote Jim Elliot at the age of twenty-two, sweating over Greek roots and patristics at Wheaton College.

Seven years later, writes his widow,he and four other young men… sat together on a strip of white sand on the Curaray River, deep in Ecuador’s rain forest, waiting for the arrival of a group of men whom they loved, but had never met — savage Stone Age killers, men known to all the world now as Aucas.

The circumstances of the death of these men are by now known throughout the world in one of the great missionary adventure stories of modern times. But this is the first account of the whole life of one of them — a life that, though hid with Christ in God , was in part revealed in some of the most poignant and moving spiritual writings of our time.

Using to the full these rich journals, his widow has selected the most powerful, revealing passages and woven round them the story of his life. Shadow of the Almighty is a tremendous biography of an adventurous life and is also exceptional devotional literature. Jim Elliot’s life and testament may well be counted among those truly great Christian writings that will endure.”
Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 256 pages. Tags: missionaries ecuador united states christian missions huao indians south america missionary biographies mission evangelism religious spiritual religion ministry
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America: A Rediscovery by Lance Morrow (£20.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709031866]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “From the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, from the lights of Las Vegas to the Washington Monument, America is a landscape of the mind and spirit as well as a country of cities and towns, farms and highways, soil and rock. America is its history and its people, and all the hopes and dreams that have been brought to its shores.

This magnificent volume captures both the idea and the reality of the most powerful nation on earth. America’s diversity, its energy, its wild beauty and its excitement are shown here in over 170 full colour photographs. The accompanying text by noted journalist and author Lance Morrow explores America’s myths and history as well as evoking scenes that are uniquely American: the ranches of Texas, the skyscrapers of New York, the waters of the Florida Keys, the quiet of the small towns of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Morrow examines the country’s moments of pride and its periods of shame. He finds new meaning in the immigrant experience, in the importance of a small-town childhood, and in Texas humour. The photographs, taken by the country’s best photographers, highlight and enrich the themes of his writing.

The patriotism of a Fourth of July Parade, the peace of a lonely lighthouse, the garish glories of street art, and the wondrous variety of the people and the landscape — all these are in AMERICA for you to discover..”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 9¾". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 238 pages. Tags: 0709031866 pictorial and civilization customs description lance life morrow pictorial social states travel united works
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The Twelve Metre Challenges For The America's Cup by Norris D. Hoyt (£20.00)Publisher: London: Angus & Robertson — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0207957797]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little fraying to the corners. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates [36]; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “For those who like yacht racing nothing in modern sporting competitions equals the excitement of a challenge for the America’s Cup. A twelve metre match race is an extremely complex combination of skill, teamwork, the use of the highest and most expensive technology available to a country, understanding of wind, water and sail, and split-second tactical decision making. But even if one is actually there, a view from half a mile away tells one little of what is actually happening — nor do most spectators have any comprehension of the planning, financial manoeuvrings, technical skill and sheer hard work that enables two of the most expensive racing yachts in the world to meet and compete.

In this book, however, a seasoned sailor and reporter lays out the whole story of the post-war challenges, and an artist of rare knowledge brings the whole scene vividly to life by depicting the favours of the different cup seasonsthe golden drifting days of Intrepid-Courageous . the bitter grey afternoon of Sovereign’s first defeat, the beautiful symmetry of five twelves in a consolation race, the dance of wind on water and the lean of power in hull and sail.

Why in well over a hundred years has no challenge ever been successful? The answer is given here, by starting at the designer’s drawing Board, following the subtle process through the testing tank, building, evaluating, learning, correcting mistakes, selecting crew and helmsman, and then putting it all together. The difference between winning and losing is often a few seconds over a course of well over twenty-four miles — less than half of one per cent — so very small margins loom large, and Norris Hoyt explains just how these small margins are carefully built up. It is never just one single factor — as demonstrated by Gretel I and Gretel II, both of which were faster hulls than the American defender — but an almost unbelievably complex combination of elements, and Hoyt sorts out for us what those elements are and how they work. It is the inside story by an insider.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Joseph W. Golinkin. Illustrated by Joseph W. Golinkin. Size: 8¾" x 10½". Mottled Brown boards with White titling to the Spine. 252 pages. Tags: racing york club nyyc sir thomas lipton twelves consolation race hull sail crew helmsman designer sailmaker yachts competitions america cup races yacht
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The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent by Richard Florida (£19.50)Publisher: HarperBusiness — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 006075690X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. A pleasant copy.Description: From the cover: “For the first time ever, the United States is truly in danger of losing its most crucial economic advantage — its status as the world’s greatest talent magnet — argues best-selling author and economist Richard Florida. Where America was once the first destination for foreign students and the last stop for scientists, engineers, musicians, and entrepreneurs wishing to engage in the most robust and creative economy on the planet, it has now become only one place among many where cutting-edge innovation occurs. Burgeoning global technology hotspots. The outsourcing of ingenuity. Rising intolerance. A faltering education system. Cities torn by inequality. Disconnected political leadership. According to Florida, they all point to the looming creativity crisis that is causing the decline of American economic might. In the groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida introduced the United States to the rules of engagement in the creative age. Florida’s 3 Ts of economic development — Technology, Talent, and Tolerance — took him around the world and back again, sparking an international debate over the causes and effects of long-term prosperity, development, and innovation.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey & White boards with Red titling to the Spine. 326 pages. Tags: international 0-06-075690-x globalization 9780060756901 technological intellectual competition immigration innovations emigration conditions innovation creativity 2004060663 prosperity 331.12791 economics education business economic creative states capital florida richard aspects ability united states flight global talent 12791 class 2004 dc22 hd53 and for f65 new 331 the
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From the Ends of the Earth by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her Living Plant Museum. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [V] 225 pages. Tags: lamb christian travel plant collectors biography gardens england cornwall plants ornamental garden history
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From the Ends of the Earth: Passionate Plant Collectors Remembered in a Cornish Garden by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her ‘Living Plant Museum’. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 225 pages. Tags: lamb christian travel plant collectors biography gardens england cornwall garden plants history ornamental
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From the Ends of the Earth: Passionate Plant Collectors Remembered in a Cornish Garden by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishers — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her ‘Living Plant Museum’. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: cornwall england travellers plant collectors biography gardens garden plants history nature ecology gardening science lamb christian travel ornamental essays reference life sciences botany 1903071089 first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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Marriages and Infidelities by Joyce Carol Oates (£19.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0575016914]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with several short, closed, tears. Bruised at the spine ends. Small mark to the bottom corner of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: 2nd Impression. From the flap: “This new volume of stories explores the complex, mysterious relationship between love and its frequent betrayal. Its world is a desperate place and the betrayal of love — or, anyway, of marriage — contributes substantially to this desperation. Marital infidelity is a theme, though not necessarily the main theme, in perhaps a majority of the stories, and its causes are meticulously probed. Miss Oates makes us acutely aware, too, that if her characters had not had their specific troubles, they would have found others.”Notes: Jacket designed by Jan Van de Watering. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 497 pages. Tags: collections apocalyptic shenandoah disasters delusions unnatural american marriage stalking national violence southern mccall’s novelist fiction america written popular passion despair redbook natural united boston mundus artium vision review sacred states short award prize north young death henry iowa book love u.s.
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Prokofiev: From Russia to the West 1891-1935 by David Nice (£19.00)Publisher: Yale University Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0300099142]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Small personal monogram stamp to the first blank otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Jacket illustration: Prokofiev in the early 1920s by Natalya Goncharova. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Musical scores;

From the cover: “Since 1991 — the year that marked both the fall of the Soviet Union and the centenary of Sergey Prokofiev’s birth — a new assessment of the life and work of this remarkable and often elusive composer has become both possible and necessary. For this definitive study David Nice has drawn on an unprecedented range of new archival material, manuscripts of works previously unexamined and interviews.

The book follows Prokofiev’s personal and musical journey from his childhood on a Ukrainian country estate to the years he spent travelling in America and Europe as an acclaimed interpreter of his own works, Nice sheds new light on the striking compositions of Prokofiev’s early years, his training at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and the circumstances of his departure from Russia in 1918 for what the composer thought would be a short tour of America. Through letters and documents, a thorough picture is also presented of his marriage and family relationships.

Nice re-evaluates the music of Prokofiev’s years in the west and traces his unique approach to new melodic thinking from the early works through the more complicated music of the early 1930s and on to the fresh simplicity of his early Soviet scores. He also examines the complex reasons that led Prokofiev to move his family to the Soviet Union in 1936. A second volume, The Soviet Years, will cover Prokofiev’s life from this period until his death in 1953.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVI] 390 pages. Tags: nice 0300099142 prokofiev studies urss biographies composers soviet union biography petersburg conservatory class lyadov leningrad opera era works maryinsky theatre
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America The Beautiful by Anon. (£18.50)Publisher: Montral: Brompton Publications — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861244117]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “America is a land rich and spacious, stunning in beauty and still, in places, savage in spirit, a land complex and ever-changing yet unquestionably ‘American’ in essence. The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone’s Old Faithful, Mt Rushmore, Florida’s magical Disney World and the Statue of Liberty are only a few of America’s most well-known and best-loved sights. But in this vast and varied land lie many more places of unsuspected beauty and charm, places which will kindle the imagination and satiate the curiosity, places which but for America The Beautiful would go by unnoticed and unacclaimed. Whether it be the extraordinary pastel hues of Arizona’s deserts or a blinding bright Midwestern winter morning, the intricate waterways of Florida’s Everglades or a lonely farmstead tucked away in the rolling hills of Vermont, the smiling and welcoming faces of Hawaii’s ‘Aloha girls’ or an Alaskan Eskimo clad in furs, the ghost towns of the West or a busy New York street, ‘America The Beautiful’ brings it to life.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 400 pages. Tags: description photography travelogues pictorials literature pictorial regional subjects holiday peoples united places essays themes states guides views works usa
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of American Literature by Peter Conn (£18.50)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Single, but distinct, vertical crease to the spine of the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “The Cambridge Illustrated History of American Literature is a richly illustrated, authoritative account of the entire span of American literature from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to the writing of the 1980s. In a single, comprehensive volume Peter Conn summarizes the distinctive achievements of the novelists, poets, playwrights, and prose writers who have produced America’s literary heritage. While the focus is on literary texts, the book’s seven chapters also locate American writing in relevant historical and cultural contexts.”Notes: Jacket designed by Ken Vail. Size: 10" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 587 pages. Tags: literature america american history criticism puritan prose sermons diaries histories poetry anne bradstreet edward taylot independence early novels romanticism writers new england transcendentalism ralph waldo emerson henry david thoreau margaret fuller historians utopians nathaniel hawthorne herman melville walt whitman civil war emily dickinson literary enterprise realism james samuel clemens
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A Short History of the British Army to 1914 by Eric William Sheppard (£18.00)Publisher: Constable — 1926Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners, somewhat dull and faded. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted.Description: 18 Maps. From the introduction: “The military history of this country may be divided into two parts, the campaigns fought by British troops in Europe, India or America against the armies of Continental powers, and the small wars within the British Empire which have recurred at given intervals since that empire was first won. Of necessity such a narrative as this must deal mainly with the former of these two categories of operations, the latter being but briefly touched on.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 313 pages. Tags: british military history british army duke marlborough louis xiv france overseas empire anglo-french rivalry india loss america conquest india revolutionary france napoleon waterloo campaign american war boer war indian wars south african war crimea persian war china wars abyssinian war somaliland ashanti wars sudan maori wars oudenarde regular standing army continental campaigns conduct war campaigns british triumphs
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Indian Gaming & Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise by Steven Andrew Light & Kathryn R. L. Rand (£18.00)Publisher: University Press of Kansas — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0700614060]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “From Connecticut to California, Native American tribes have entered the gambling business, some making money and nearly all igniting controversy. The image of the “casino Indian” is everywhere. Some observers suspect corruption or criminal ties, or have doubts about tribal authenticity. Many tribes disagree, contending that Indian gaming has strengthened tribal governments and vastly improved the quality of reservation life for American Indians.

This book provides the clearest and most complete account to date of the laws and politics of Indian gaming. Steven Light and Kathryn Rand explain how it has become one of today’s most politically charged phenomena: at stake are a host of competing legal rights and political interests for tribal, state, and federal governments. As Indian gaming grows, policymakers struggle with balancing its economic and social costs and benefits.

Light and Rand emphasize that tribal sovereignty is the very rationale that allows Indian gaming to exist, even though U. S. law subjects that sovereignty to strict congressional authority and compromised it even further through the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. Their book describes Indian gaming and explores today’s hottest political issues, from the Pequots to the Plains Indians, with examples that reflect a wide range of tribal experience: from hugely successful casinos to gambling halls with small markets and low grosses to tribes that chose not to pursue gaming. Throughout, they contend that tribal sovereignty is the key to understanding Indian gaming law and politics and guiding policy reform — and that Indian gaming even represents a unique opportunity for the emergence of tribal self-determination.

As political pressure on tribes to concede to state interests grows, this book offers a practical approach to policy reform with specific recommendations for tribal, federal, state, and local policymakers. Meticulously argued, Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty provides an authoritative look at one of today’s most vexing issues, showing that it’s possible to establish a level playing field for all concerned while recognizing the measure of sovereignty — and fairness — to which American Indians are entitled.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XIII] 240 pages. Tags: north american indians reservations gambling economic conditions national self determination law united states america indian government relations sovereignty casinos management
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The Common-Wealth Challenge by Derek Ingram (£18.00)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with two circular sticker marks to the upper panel, small scuff at the top corner and a closed tear to the foot of the lower panel. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: This book is based on, and is a much expanded version of, ‘Partners in Adventure’, first published by 1960 by Pan Books. From the front panel: “Has the commonwealth a future? Never have its potentialities been so great or as important as in these critical times. The commonwealth offers a challenge as momentous as any in Britain’s history.”Notes: Illustrated by Rt Hon Robert G. Menzies & Alhaji The Rt. Hon. Sir Abubakar Tafava Balewa. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 291 pages. Tags: commonwealth nigeria country national association nations empire into commonwealth tragedy cyprus colonial record changing africa west africa central africa common market the queen’s role commonwealth relationships information services immigration tory labour attitudes prime ministers action hendrik verwoerd south african prime minister disintegration the commonwealth lord carnarvon colonial secretary british north america act india pakistan kenya decolonization
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The Prospect Before Us by John Dos passos (£18.00)Publisher: John Lehmann — 1951Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short closed tears and slight loss at the spine ends and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the flap: “How can the ordinary man, whether in a free or a socialized economy, avoid being crushed by the growing despotism of the State? This question sets Dos Passos on a long journey in space as well as time, and his book records humanly, vividly and with remarkable justice the unfolding of the problems and the conditions for a solution as he found them in Britain, South America and the United States.”Notes: Jacket designed by Biro. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Good pages. Tags: creation world view deceiving ideologies social currents new society ordeal government americas ambitious citizens ethical jumbled world cosmogony despotism the state
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Heaven's Mirror: Quest for the Lost Civilization by Graham Hancock & Santha Faiia (£17.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718143329]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, pulled at the head of the upper panel with a slight tear to the top corner of the same. Ding to the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “In Heaven’s Mirror, author Graham Hancock continues the quest begun in his No. 1 international bestseller Fingerprints Of Thf Gods to rediscover the hidden legacy of mankind — the revelation that the cultures we term ancient were, in fact, the heirs to a far older forgotten civilization, and the inheritors of its archaic wisdom…

Working with the photographer Santha Faiia, his wife, Hancock traces a network of sacred sites around the globe on a spectacular voyage of discovery that takes us from the pyramids and temples of ancient Egypt to the enigmatic statues of Easter Island, from the haunting ruins of pre-Columbian America to the splendours of Angkor Wat, in order to crack the code of our lost ancestors. It is an odyssey that leads to sunken monuments and hidden chambers — a journey through myth and magic, and astounding archaeological revelations, that forces us to rethink our entire conception of the origins of civilization.

Much more than a sequel to Fingerprints Of The Gods, Heaven’s Mirror is a plunge into the spirituality of the ancients — a search for the revelation of a secret written in the language of astronomy, and recorded in the very foundations of the holiest sites of antiquity…

A secret which speaks of a mysterious connection between earth and heaven…

A secret which transforms temples into stars and men into gods…

The deepest and darkest secret of our forgotten past.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: astronomy ancient prehistoric peoples megalithic monuments civilization lost continents sacred places archaeology lab people body mind spirit thought practice world prehistory anthropology controversial knowledge reference curiosities wonders social science mysticism self-awareness graham hancock santha faiia 0718143329 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The History of the American People Volume I: The Rise of the Union by James Truslow Adams (£17.50)Publisher: London: George Routledge & Sons — 1943Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed at the spine ends and corners with a short tear to the heads of both panels, untidy v-shape to the lower, and loss at the head of the spine. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;

From the cover: “This vivid narration of the events which have distinguished the origin of the American people and their astounding ascent to world pre-eminence, is history in its finest form. Here mellow wisdom and accurate knowledge are presented with enthusiasm, vigour, and a remarkable technical skill.

Mr. Adams presents the facts and occurrences from which so many inferences about the American people have been drawn. His purpose has been to depict the interplay of thought and action as they have combined in the evolution of the American nation, to describe the actual events which have swept across this continent in the last few centuries, so that all who read may make their own interpretation, may complete their own understanding of the drama of America.

A word on the method Mr. Adams has employed in writing this interesting history. By means of an unusual skill in assimilating material he has been able to give the reader a clear, complete, easily comprehensible and interesting account of the vast and active history of American life.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 438 pages. Tags: the colonial system takes form duel with france federal union formed jeffersonian democracy presidency jefferson war l8l2 jacksonian period william penn’s meeting-house chester ani first appearance hallams america fight lexington common battle bunker hill paper money issued congress 1779 pittsburgh 1796 girard’s bank philadelphia 1831 city election state house ralph waldo emerson henry thoreau white 1840 whitman mission waiilatpu 1843 perry expedition march 1854 commodore mathew fhe mayflower compact burning john jay effigy map showing railroads before civil nebraska and kansas territories abolitionist cartoon james truslow adams
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The Population of the California Indians 1769-1970 by Sherburne F. Cook (£17.00)Publisher: Berkley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0520029232]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: Contains: Graphs; Tables; References;Notes: Jacket designed by Eric Jungerman. Foreword or introduction by Woodrow Borah & Robert F. Heizer. Size: 9¼" x 6". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 222 pages. Tags: population history, north american, achomawi indians california, athapascan california, america population, miwok california, modoc california, shasta california, tolowa california, wintun indians, rok california, california history, demographic aspects california, physical anthropology, first edition books, books written sherburne cook, books introduced woodrow borah robert heizer, 0520029232
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Diplomacy To Politics by Wynn Hugh-Jones (£16.50)Publisher: The Memoir Club — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1841040630]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of text block very lightly spotted otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “This is a true story of twentieth-century travel and venture, told in an unusually informative and entertaining way, including the author’s diplomatic career in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Africa, and an inside account of the ‘Great Debate’ campaign of 1971 and the parliamentary battles of 1971/72 which took Britain into Europe.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 466 pages. Tags: llangollen lloyd george jesi house common jedda paris standard athletic club’s arosa touré guinea ashley clarke campidoglio raf diplomatic career foreign and commonwealth europe
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Images of America by ANON (£16.50)Publisher: Smithsonian — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0895990237]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ. Boards lightly mottled.Description: A Panorama of History in Photographs. From the cover: “For a century and a half, the camera’s candid eye has captured this nation on the move — exploring the West, enduring the trauma of the Civil War, encountering the Industrial Revolution, and emerging as a world power. Relive this momentous era — times both tough and tender-hearted — through a selection of more than three hundred stunning images, most of them discovered in Smithsonian collections, exhibits, and curatorial files.”Notes: Size: 11" x 9¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: e661.i43 1989 agriculture aviation antietam new york skyline empire state building george washington brooklyn bridge cassidy chaplin child labor civil war battles radio telegraph telephone confederate states america construction skyscrapers cooper-union building cowboys daguerreotype education eastman eickemever empire state building farming agriculture foreign relations geronimo great white fleet heinz humorists immigration native americans industrialists ironclads korean war lincoln conspirators motion pictures apache cherokee hopi sioux streetcar stereographs reotype process public health revolutionary war patriots rural life sharpsburg union army u.s. presidents goldrush home- steading indian wars world war world war writers
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Flint and Feather: Collected Verse by E. Pauline Johnson (£16.00)Publisher: Toronto: The Musson Book Company — 1931Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, a short closed tear to the head of the upper panel, which is sunned at the spine. Description: 24th edition.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Theodore Watts-Dunton. Size: 8½" x 5½". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXX] 170 pages. Tags: indians north america poetry, books written pauline johnson, books introduced theodore watts-dunton
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History of World Exploration by John Keay (£16.00)Publisher: Mallard Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0792453255]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs, maps and drawings. From the cover: “The history of the exploration of our world is a heroic adventure, a centuries-old quest to extend the limit of our physical horizons and to test our courage and fortitude. The stories of these explorers and their expeditions have, from ancient times, inspired and embodied the ascent of man. From Marco Polo, Columbus and Cook, Livingstone, Burton and Speke, to those intrepid polar explorers Scott and Amundsen, to Edmund Hillary who scaled the peak of Everest — all are a breed apart and all have their own remarkable stories to tell.”Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Cream boards with Black titling to the Spine. 322 pages. Tags: royal geographical society early exploration asia africa north america central south america oceanography antarctic exploration explorers expeditions equipment expeditionary records motives for exploration discovery migrations colonization spanish conquistadores polynesians remotest islands terrestrial explorers david livingstone zambezi cartographv great geographer eratosthenes expedition earth chinese exploration zheng venetian traveller trade luxury
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Landslide: The Unmaking of the President 1984 - 1988 by Jane Mayer; Doyle McManus; (£15.50)Publisher: Collins — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans. Small stain to the leading edge of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “A charmed politician, a masterful president for six years, Ronald Reagan seemed invincible. But behind the glowing image of success was an administration courting disaster. In this spellbinding book, two top Washington reporters tell the dramatic story ofa hidden White House and a flawed presidency.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards. Spine. 468 pages. Tags: secrecy-obsessed arms-for-hostage administration autobiography power-hungry presidential over-zealous ineffectual biographies iran-contra much-feared leadership government operations presidents historical lieutenant poindexter presidency unlimited tormented mcfarlane president political structure processes biography dealings profound military national politics intrigue american disaster courting security rivalry process adviser state's colonel hostage general america mandate episode mission science failure affair during robert george donald tehran oliver flawed secret hidden covert united empire states reagan ronald chief white petty regan house north staff deals first nancy loyal iran lady john vice with bush the and usa
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Sand Against The Wind by Barbara W. Tuchman (£15.50)Publisher: MacMillan & Co. — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333131037]Condition: Good+ — in Poor Dustwrapper. Edges of the dustwrapper frayed, notably at the spine ends and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Slightly shaken. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. Maps to the endpapers. Stilwell and the American Experience in China 1911—1945. From the flap: “The theme of this book is the relation of America to China, in a larger sense to Asia. The vehicle of the theme is the career of General Stilwell. Why Stilwell? Because he combined a career focused en China with background and character that were quintessentially American; because his connection with China spanned the period that shaped the present from the dramatic opening moment of 1911, year of the Revolution, to 1944, decisive year in the decline of the Nationalist Government; because his service in the intervening years was a prism of the times — as language officer from 1920 to 1923 in the time of the warlords, as officer of the 15th Infantry in Tientsin from 1926 to 1929 at the time of the rise to power of Chiang Kai-Shek, as Military Attaché from 1935 to 1939 at the time of Japanese invasion, lastly as theatre commander in World War II.”Notes: Illustrated by Brigadier General Frank Dorn (Maps). Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt on Red Title Plate titling to the Spine. 621 pages. Tags: sino-japanese hsueh-liang mountbatten yao-hsiang revolution morgenthau conference evacuation fei-p’eng chungking ying-chin yu-hsiang chennault generals tientsin japanese shanghai division training invading shantung warlords infantry kai-shek compound american hungchow tse-tung winifred general hsuchow benning tso-lin kiangsi bombing chinese marshal ramgarh monsoon barrett liuchow colonel admiral li-jen school kweilm poster center scenes taihpa troops verdun anhwei hurley nelson peking mihiel pei-fu connor chiang chang north yenan point smith burma soong great river cairo china west fall feng road fort ledo 22nd 38th army 1943 liao chu uyu war st. sun the mao
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Triumph in Paris by David Schoenbrun (£15.50)Publisher: Harper & Row — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0060138548]Condition: Very Good - in Poor DJ. Large closed tears to head and tail of spine of the DJ, further rubbing to the corners and a little soiled. Gently bruised at head and tail. Text bright and tight.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Tells the story of the man who took the American Revolution to Europe and kept it alive there. In 1776, Franklin diplomat, lover, scientist, writer and bon vivant extraordinaire - postponed his long-overdue retirement and, at age seventy, went to Paris to negotiate America's first foreign alliance and secure the arms, men and money that made our independence possible.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". 420 pages. Tags: Schoenbrun America American Revolution Franklin
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History of Slavery by Susanne Everett (£14.50)Publisher: Grange — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1856279634]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages lightly age-tanned, slightly more heavily at the margins. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Slavery has been an essential part of countless societies. From Ancient Greece to the American South of a century ago, slavery has been a normal part of everyday life.

History of Slavery tells the story of the development of slavery, describing the trans-Atlantic trade that brought 11 million slaves from Africa to the Americas in the course of 300 years and reviews the life of the slaves under the forcible subjugation and exploitation by other human beings. In strictly objective terms it deals with the historical controversies that have surrounded the study of slavery. Illustrated with over 300 pictures, including 40 in full colour, drawn from archives around the world, that highlight vital facets of the subject, it includes eyewitness accounts and other documentary evidence that complement the text.

The book also traces the history of the abolition movement. Beginning in eighteenth-century England (one of the prime movers in establishing the slave trade in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries), this humanitarian philosophy is now taken for granted (at least officially) by every nation on earth.

The author, Susanne Everett, also reviews those societies that did not readily accept abolition — the Arabs, who ravaged East Africa for slaves until well into this century, the Belgians, who initiated a reign of terror in the Congo in the late nineteenth century, and the Southerners who struggled to preserve their dominant position through the confrontations of Civil Rights.

The book concludes with a reminder that slavery remains a vital issue today. Slave labor was imposed by Russians and Germans during the Second World War and there are isolated instances — in South America and parts of Africa -that require continued policing by the Anti-Slavery Commission of the United Nations.

History of Slavery a comprehensive, thoroughly illustrated account of human bondage, is an essential volume . for everyone concerned with society and man’s part in it.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 253 pages. Tags: slavery history plantation economies british west indian slave emancipation and cuban slaves brazilian trade importation africans labor africa central merchants’ route across the serfdom
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