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The Year Of The Horsetails by R. F. [Robert Frederick] Tapsell (£128.00)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little tanned overall, heavier to the spine. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. A good copy, uncommon in the dust wrapper. Description: From the cover: “The period of The Year of the Horsetails is that of the great age of the nomads, which opened with the raids of Attila the Hun and culminated in the career of Genghis Khan : the setting, the vast Eurasian steppe-lands. The plains are ruled by a nomad horde, the Tugars, skilled soldiers and horsemen commanded by the Kagan, whose ruthless leadership has thrown into bondage many neighbouring tribes, including the Sakas. One of the Sakas, Bardiya, himself a hard-bitten campaigner well versed in the Kagan’s military skill, turns renegade. He kills one of the Kagan’s generals and is hunted by the Tugars over the plains and into the mountains. Escaping here, he finds himself among the Drevichi, inhabitants of a friendly fertile land. When the Tugars invade the Drevichi, Bardiya gradually takes charge of the resistance and finally defeats them with the military cunning he first learned in their ranks.

No summary could do justice to the scale and drama of this book. It has all the drawn-out tension of a struggle between a David and a Goliath: all the panoramic breadth of a film like The Fall of the Roman Empire . The strange, primitive civilization of the nomad Tugars is brought to life as though the author had lived among them. The breath-catching battles and sieges seem like the first-hand observations of a masterly war-correspondent. R. F. Tapsell is the sort of novelist who is unusual these days — a man bold enough to paint on the broadest of canvases: yet every inch of his picture is drawn with the precision of a craftsman’s hand.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Charles Goram. Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: goram first editions firsts printings 1st age nomads eurasian steppe lands attilla hun genghis khan military cunning tapsell
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Drawing Blood: Forty-Five Years of Scarfe Uncensored by Gerald Scarfe (£34.00)Publisher: London: Little, Brown — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316729523]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “This is a truly exceptional collection of drawings from one of our most revered cultural commentators. Gerald Scarfe began his career in the 60s working for Punch and Private Eye before taking a job as a political cartoonist for the Daily Mail. He then worked for Time Magazine in New York before starting his long association with the Sunday Times that still exists today in the form of his weekly drawings.

His varied career has seen him work with Pink Floyd (The Wall, Wish You Were Here), Roger Waters and Eric Clapton (The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking), Disney (Hercules), English National Ballet (The Nutcracker), Los Angeles Opera (Fantastic Mr Fox) as well as produce such iconic images as those for the titles of Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. His work has featured in the New Yorker and various BBC TV films such as Scarfe on Sex and Scarfe on Class. Exhibitions of his paintings and drawings have appeared in the Tate Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. He is viewed by many as both a national treasure and a genius and this is the first collection of his work to appear for 20 years.”
Notes: Size: 13" x 10". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 352 pages. Tags: english wit humor britain british cartoonist humour caricatures cartoons cartoonists 20th century politics government united states civilization comic strips art artists 0316729523 9780316729529
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Ganga: A Divinity in Flow by Vijay Singal (£31.00)Publisher: Gurgaon: Vision India Publications — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 8190587706]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Illustrated by Atul Bhardwaj (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Amitabh Bachchan. Size: 11¾" x 10¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 240 pages. Tags: photos ganges river india india’s civilization culture living goddess history mythology mother-ganga maiwa indian sub-continent himalayan ckumukh ganga
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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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The Most Beautiful Villages of France by Dominique Reperant (£28.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0500541620]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: Jacket illustration: Front: A view from the castle of the medieval streets of Turenne. Back: The village of Penne, built beneath a rock, is one of the most breathtaking sights in the gorge of Aveyron. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Plans;

From the cover: “Here is a visual celebration of France’s most beautiful and perfectly preserved medieval villages. Spectacular colour photographs capture their regional ambience and special character, while detailed texts explain the foundation of each village and the growth of the community.

The demands of defence and trade intertwine, from the walled bastides of the Southwest with their great market squares, to the hill-top refuges of the Mediterranean, precariously perched and turned towards the sun. Each village is a harmonious marriage of architecture and landscape: the ancient timber buildings of Saint-Veran are surrounded by alpine forests; the startlingly rosy village of Collanges-la-Rouge is named after the local red sandstone of which it is made. Here too are Mont-Saint-Michel, Vezelay and Conques, where settlements cluster around majestic monuments from the Middle Ages.

Complementing the selection of villages is a list of nearby hotels and restaurants. An extended list of protected villages will prove a useful guide for travellers to France and for all those with an interest in the preservation of architectural heritage.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 10¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 232 pages. Tags: villages france history architecture medieval historic sites conservation restoration civilization travel photography europe
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The Explorers Guild Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird, with Kevin Costner & Stephen Meyer (£28.00)Publisher: New York: Atria Books — 2015Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781471153723]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Developed by Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, this is a magnificently produced, illustrative adventure story about a clandestine society of rogue voyagers on a mission to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Behind the staid public rooms of an old world gentlemen’s club operates a more mysterious organization: The Explorers’ Guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely journey to those places in which light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth. The secrets they seek are hidden in mountain ranges and lost in deserts, buried in the ocean floor and lodged deep in polar ice.

The aim of The Explorers’ Guild: to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Set against the backdrop of World War I, with Western Civilization on the edge of calamity, the first instalment in The Explorers’ Guild series, A Passage to Shambhala, concerns the Guild’s quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion. The Explorers’ Guild is a rare publishing opportunity, powered by the creative passion of one of the world’s true storytelling masters, Kevin Costner.”
Notes: Illustrated by Rick Ross. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Illustrated Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XIII] 770 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st fantasy explorers shambhala adventure 9781471153723
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Gods of the New Millennium: Scientific Proof of Flesh and Blood Gods by Alan F. Alford (£26.00)Publisher: Walsall: Eridu Books — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0952799405]Condition: Good+ — in 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 which has a light, vertical, crease the length of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank with a small spot to the same. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [V] 467 pages. Tags: gods human beings origin evolution literature creationism civilization ancient extraterrestrial influences biology religious aspects christianity mind body spirit thought ufos theology extraterrestrials religion man
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Life in Ancient Egypt by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521440939]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken especially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 279 pages. Tags: egypt social life and customs civilization ancient egyptian art antiquities history prehistory science archaeology african prehistoric world eugen strouhal werner forman photos geoffrey martin 0521440939 deryck vineyfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Life of the Ancient Egyptians by Eugen Strouhal (£26.00)Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9774242858]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with maps. From the cover: “There is a wealth of literature on the kings of ancient Egypt, on the history of their reigns, and on their temples and pyramids. But of the ordinary, hard-working people who left us such awe-inspiring monuments as well as beautiful everyday objects, our knowledge remains hazy. Happily there is plenty of evidence, physical as well as literary and artistic, on which the author of this rare insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt has been able to draw, offering us the fruits of a lifetime of tireless research and fieldwork. He charts the progress of the ancient Egyptian step by step from cradle to grave, from children’s games to adult entertainment, from courtship to marriage and sometimes to divorce. The position of women in society is discussed in detail, as is fashion and the care of the body. The author describes the work of farmers, fishermen, and hunters, of artisans and builders, artists and scribes, priests and healers. In the closing chapter we follow the ancient Egyptian on the arduous last journey to the gates of the other world.

Few studies of ancient Egypt cover so broad a scope. The text is complemented by many illustrations of artefacts, works of art, and scenes of life in ancient Egypt as recorded in tomb reliefs and paintings and on papyri. Many of Werner Forman’s superb photographs were taken specially for this volume in Egypt and in the great public and private collections.”
Notes: Illustrated by Werner Forman (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Geoffrey T. Martin. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 278 pages. Tags: african also ancient and anthropology antiquities archaeology artefacts civilization culture customs east egypt egyptian general history life middle paleopathology science see social world
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World by Edited by John Roberts (£25.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0192801457]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 2005] Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Maps [5]; Gazeteer;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 848 pages. Tags: roberts 0192801457 classical dictionaries ancient greece rome life world civilization politics philosophy literature art history myth religion family
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Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River by Alice Albinia (£24.00)Publisher: London: John Murray — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780719560033]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Publishers review letter laid in. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “One of the largest rivers in the world, the Indus rises in the Tibetan mountains, flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan. For millennia it has been worshipped as a god; for centuries used as a tool of imperial expansion; today it is the cement of Pakistan’s fractious union.

Five thousand years ago, a string of sophisticated cities grew and traded on its banks. In the ruins of these elaborate metropolises, Sanskrit-speaking nomads explored the river, extolling its virtues in Indias most ancient text, the Rig-Veda. During the past two thousand years a series of invaders — Alexander the Great, Afghan Sultans, the British Raj — made conquering the Indus valley their quixotic mission. For the people of the river, meanwhile, the Indus valley became a nodal point on the Silk Road, a centre of Sufi pilgrimage and the birthplace of Sikhism.

Empires of the Indus follows the river upstream and back in time, taking the reader on a voyage through two thousand miles of geography and more than five millennia of history redolent with contemporary importance.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Anna Bushan. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 366 pages. Tags: albinia anna bushan 9780719560033 indus civilization river history valley travel asian middle eastern asia india south essays travelogues 954.91
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The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher (£24.00)Publisher: London & New York: Phaidon — 2001Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9780714834498]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Colour drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Size: 10" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 533 pages. Tags: design visual communication graphic arts perception art 20th century aesthetics motives history civilization aesthetic experience psychology creativity anthologies literary forms artists culture 9780714834498
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The Civilisation Of The Renaissance In Italy by Jacob Burckhardt (£24.00)Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. — 1892Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with fading to the spine. Damp marked to the leading edge of both pastedowns and blanks but no further into the text although visible at the bottom corner of the text block. Hinges weakening. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: The translation of “Cultur der Renaissance in Italien”. Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Half-Guinea International Library series. [XVI] 559 pages. Tags: renaissance italy history 15th century 16th civilization jacob burckhardt half-guinea international librray samuel george chetwynd middlemore
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The Philosophy of Civilization (2 Volumes) by Rutherford Hamilton Towner (£24.00)Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons — 1923Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Both volumes a little bruised at the spine ends and corners. Tanned at the edge of the text block. Volume II carries the dust wrapper which is worn and faded with loss at the head of the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blanks of both volumes. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned in both.Description: From the cover: “The impermanency of the great civilizations of the past is clearly recorded by history, and different causes have been assigned for the various rises and falls. Mr. Towner finds, however, certain main factors which are present in every case, and which, by their gradual appearance in the present, foreshadow the certain downfall of our own civilization. That the theories here presented will meet with much opposition is inevitable. Many of the movements which have been acclaimed as great steps forward, — the emancipation of woman, the prohibition of alcohol, as instances, — are shown to be vitally wrong. In support of his contentions, which are presented in a clear, forceful, and scholarly manner, he has marshalled an array of historical evidence that his opponents will find most formidable. This he asks us to study, that we may see in what a wrong direction we are headed, and by eliminating these dangerous factors render our civilization more stable and enduring.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 630 pages. Tags: and century civilization conscious diversity eastern emotion empire eternal europe fifth fortuitous from government hellenes intellect islam israel mothers polygamy private property spy temporal tenth the uniformity
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Theorising Modernity: Reflexivity, Environment and Identity in Gidden's Social Theory by Edited by Martin O'Brien, Sue Penna & Colin Hay (£23.00)Publisher: Longman — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582307430]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Scattered researcher's highlighting throughout. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [IX] 226 pages. Tags: and anthios anthony anthropology aspects bagguley benton beyond brien charles civilization colin criminality dave dickens difference differences divisions duality earth emancipation? environment environments exploring floya geography giddens harris hay how identity individual interview jenny know? late left lemert life limits martin modern modernity mouzelis movements neither nicos nor orders paul penna peter philosophy political politics postmodernism pure radical reflections reflexivity relations responses right? science sciences smith so? social sociology structure sue ted the theorising theory views what will with world
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Arabia Felix from the Time of the Queen of Sheba: Eighth Century B. C. to First Century A. D. by Jean-Francois Breton (£22.00)Publisher: Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0268020027]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Plates; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Sheba, or Saba, is a region of high mountains and vast deserts situated in the southwest of the Arabian peninsula, in what is known today as Yemen.

The mysteries and riches of Sheba and its people enticed the likes of Alexander the Great, the Emperor Augustus, and the kings of Ethiopia and Byzantium. From the 8th century to the 1st century BC, the kingdom of Sheba dominated other realms in Southern Arabia, imposing its language, institutions and artistic forms throughout the region.

This book provides a detailed synthesis of this remote civilization, the uniqueness of the region’s geography and climate, and the major events that shaped its history. It offers valuable insights into the Sabeans’ daily life, their customs and religion, their relations with neighbouring civilizations, and their modes of commerce.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Juanita Dix. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 216 pages. Tags: arabia southern civilization ancient east sheba saba sabeans yemen history middle wadi dhana mukarribs sabaean empire qataban linaeans hadramawt society tribal organization hierarch athtar ceremonial costumes
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Egypt: From Prehistory to the Romans by Dietrich Wildung (£22.00)Publisher: Köln, Lisboa, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo: Taschen — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 3822882526]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Dietrich Wildung gives a compelling account of the breathtaking architectural achievements in the Valley of the Nile during one of the oldest architectural eras: from the earliest royal tombs from c. 3000 B. C. to the pyramids of Giza and the temples of Karnak and Luxor. This volume provides a fascinating insight into a civilization that has caught the imagination of countless generations since its demise, elucidating not only 3000 years of architectural history, but also outlining the related visual arts, reliefs and wall paintings. With more than 250 colour illustrations, computer-aided reconstructions, plans of famous buildings and clear chronological tables that place architectural developments within the context of historical events, this publication makes a considerable and highly readable contribution towards a more profound understanding of Egyptian culture.”
Notes: Illustrated by Anne & Henri Stierlin (Photos.). Size: 12" x 9¾". Yellow boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Taschen's World Architecture series. 237 pages. Tags: architecture ancient egypt sudan mediterranean monumental pyramids tombs decoration ornament antiquities history art classical pre-history egyptian civilization design styles
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Japan by Michel Random & Loues Frederic (£22.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715390503]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper water stained on the reverse of the foot of the upper panel with a little light wrinkling to the head of the same. Text complete, clean and tight but with light age-tanning to the margins of the leaves. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1]; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “For us, said a leading Japanese businessman, Budo, Noh theatre, Kabuki are nourishment, for our soul is basically very ancient. This is why we can be modern or ultra-modern without losing our roots. Nothing in Japan is separate: the light flavour of Sake (rice wine), the taste of Sushi (raw fish), the respect that we pay to our traditions, the veneration we bear to our emperor, all these only make up one Whole. The difference between us and the West is that we have kept a centre, or what you call a soul. The centre is also the kernel. Without it, the fruit withers and dies. This book, created by Nebojsa Bato Tomasevic, is the latest publication in a distinguished series. Past titles include China, Tibet and India. Yugoslav by birth, internationalist by conviction, Tomasevic has travelled extensively in Japan speaking to representative figures in all spheres of activity. Employing French scholars, Japanese, English, Italian and Yugoslav photographers, Japanese expertise and his own personal experience, Tomasevic has assembled an informative and exciting report on this remarkable country. This book is indeed a product of international co-operation at its most effective.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 287 pages. Tags: japan social life and customs 1945- conditions civilisation civilization japanese culture history ancient architecture beliefs traditions sports martial arts the psychology today cultural heritage michel random loues fre´de´ric 0715390503 alexandra campbellfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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The Oxford Illustrated History Of Christianity by John McManners (£22.00)Publisher: Guild Publishing — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “THIS richly illustrated book tells the story of Christianity from its origins to the present day; Written by a team of scholars, all authorities in their fields, it spans 2000 years of colourful incident to give a uniquely authoritative history of Christianity for the general reader. Every aspect of the faith is explored. The introduction discusses Christian interpretations of the historical process and the relations between religious and artistic inspiration. The first section runs chronologically from the earliest Christian communities to 1800. There are chapters on Western Europe in the Middle Ages, and on Eastern Christendom, Christianity and Islam, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the expansion of Christianity. The second section is divided by geographical area, and covers the period from 1800 to the present day. There are special studies of Britain and Europe, North America, South America, Africa, India and the Far East, and the Orthodox Churches of Eastern Europe. The final section, ‘Christianity Today and Tomorrow’, considers questions of Christian conscience and belief and explores new images of the Christian community, ending with a glimpse of the future of Christianity. Throughout, the book reflects the changing world in which Christians have found themselves, and gives full weight to events and movements where the Christian response has been challenged and re-evaluated. There are over 350 illustrations, and 32 full-colour plates, all specifically chosen to complement the broad-ranging text. The book also includes ten maps, a chronology, annotated guides to further reading, and a full index. Authoritative, comprehensive and highly readable, this book captures the richness and vitality of Christian art and thought in a wide variety of cultures and times.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 724 pages. Tags: church history christianity the early christian community henry chadwick from rome barbarian kingdoms 330-700 robert markus west age conversion 700-1050 mayr-harting eastern christendom kallistos ware and islam jeremy johns civilization colin morris late-medieval its reformation 1400-1600 patrick collinson enlightenment secular 1600-1800 john mcmanners expansion 1500-1800 part since 1800 great britain europe owen north america fredrick pike africa peter hinchliff asia kenneth ballhatchet helen orthodox churches sergei hackel today tomorrow what christians believe maurice wiles new images bryan wilson conscience basil mitchell future taylor
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Chartism: Past and Present by Thomas Carlyle (£21.50)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards faded and marked, somewhat rubbed. Spine dulled. All edges dusty or soiled, top edges especially so. Unopened at some top and foredges. Small sticker to ffep. Internally clean & bright.Description: Suspect this is a later reprint circa 1900 but no indication of revisions or previous editions to be found.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 324 pages. Tags: ecclesiastical nonconformists public-houses intelligencer macclesfield christianity chamberlayne corporations institutions consolidated independents hetherington civilization spitalfields shakespeare shaftesbury shaitesbury aristonicus hellenistic demosthenes stalybridge commissions tremenheere improvement castlereagh montesquieu evangelical statistical association rostovtzeff fairweather devonshire canterbury newspapers buckingham archbishop brotherton protection cornwallis nottingham chichester jacobinism manchester population birmingham birkenhead chatsworth industrial commission warrington enclosures
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Korea the Beautiful: Treasures of the Hermit Kingdom [1988 Olympic Games Commemorative Edition] by Yushin Yoo (£21.00)Publisher: The Golden Pond Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0942091019]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: 3rd printing. [First Published: 1987] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 226 pages. Tags: yoo 0942091019 korea civilization south description travel survey korean culture three kingdoms koryo kingdom choson unique arts calligraphy music dance religions shamanism confucianism buddhism christianiy customs traditions national parks korea’s natural beauty
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Sorceress Or Witch?: The Image of Gender in Medieval Iceland and Northern Europe by Katherine Morris (£21.00)Publisher: Lanham, New York & London: University Press of America — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0819182575]Condition: Very Good. Faint lean. Title page lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Sorceress or Witch? is principally a literary study highlighting the thematic content of Icelandic literature as it compares with the legal, literary, and historical Germanic sources of early medieval Europe. The text discusses the characteristics of female witches: the seeress, the sorceress, witches and animals, the lascivious witch, and the cannibal woman. It is a kind of case study on how the change in the medieval religious Weltanschauung (from pagan to Christian) affected the role of women and magic.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [XIII] 214 pages. Tags: norse literature history criticism women middle ages iceland civilization medieval witches witchcraft satanism demonology cultural gender literary european 9780819182562
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The Babylonians: A Survey of the Ancient Civilisation of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley by H. W. F. Saggs (£21.00)Publisher: The Folio Society — 2001Binding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Slip Case. Description: 5th printing. [First Published: 1999] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Genealogical Tables; Originally published as The Greatness That Was Babylon by Sidgwick & Jackson, 1962.Notes: Foreword or introduction by T. G. H. [Thomas Garnet Henry] James. Size: 10" x 6¾". Gilt Decorative Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXVI] 444 pages. Tags: prehistoric peoples iraq civilization assyro-babylonian babylonia history social life and customs antiquities babylonian sumer babylon extinct city saggs thomas garnet henry james
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Impressions of Singapore by Geoffrey Dutton (£20.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333337239]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Gently bruised at head and tail. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Maps to the endpapers. Produced in association with Mobil Oil Singapore.Notes: Illustrated by Harri Peccinotti (Photos.). Size: 10" x 10". 152 pages. Tags: accommodation addresses adventure aerial airline airlines airport alley al-lslamiah amoy arab arrival arts asia asian association astrology auspicious ayer baba bahru balm banks barings bars basah batok bay beach bencoolen bidadari bin bio bird blangah boats botanic brewery bridge britain buddha buddhist bugis bukit buloh butterfly camping cane canning cards cargo
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The Timetables of History by Bernard Grun (£20.50)Publisher: Touchstone — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 067174271X]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: The New Third Revised Edition Based on Werner Stein’s Kulturfahrplan. From the cover: “Vast and absorbing, spanning millennia of human history, The Timetables of History achieves a goal in the study of the past that is unmatched by any other reference volume — it gives us a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world. This remarkable book maps out at a glance what was happening simultaneously, from the dawn of history to the present day. Never before has progress been presented with such clarity or with a view that fully captures the essence and the excitement of civilization.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin. Size: 11" x 8½". 724 pages. Tags: History historian cultural scientific epoch economic system social class Europe America dates chronology civilization Dark Ages historical dating ancient political economy Milestones religion philosophy learning breakthroughs achievements Landmarks
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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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Unroman Britain: Exposing the Great Myth of Britannia by Miles Russell & Stuart Laycock (£19.00)Publisher: The History Press — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0752455664]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: laycock 0752455664 great britain history roman period control social life customs lifestyle britons adopted ways civilization influences
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Venice: A Thousand Years of Culture and Civilization by Peter Lauritzen (£19.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297774476]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short tear to both head and foot of the upper panel and slight fraying at the head of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the half-title page with a pasted in gift-card facing. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Venice is one of the world’s most magical and enchanting visual experiences. Other cities may be built on islands, linked by canals and have a rich cultural heritage, but there is only one Venice: her pervasive atmosphere, her peace and her serene beauty seem to set her apart not only from other cities but from the contemporary world.

In this book Peter Lauritzen recounts the rich history and evokes the extraordinary atmosphere of the thousand-year Republic which gave birth to so much beauty. Against the background of the Republic’s rise from a lagoon settlement to a great imperial power, her decay and her collapse in 1797, the author describes the works of the men of genius — artists such as Giovanni and Gentile Bellini, Canaletto, Rosalba Carriera, Giorgione, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Titian; architects such as Longhena, Palladio, Sanmichele and Sansovino; musicians such as Vivaldi and Monteverdi — who together created one of the great cultures of the western world. The history of this supremely visual civilization is completed by photographs of the treasures which crowd this most beautiful and photogenic of cities.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Charlton Eltou. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 232 pages. Tags: venice civilization italy 1797 history italian venetian date peter lauritzen 0297774476 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Andes by Enrico Guidoni & Roberto Magni (£18.50)Publisher: Cassell — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0304294969]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little fraying to the dust wrapper as a result. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1977] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Cassell’s Monuments of Civilization Series is a planned series of breathtakingly beautiful books which sets out to evaluate the history and social developments of early civilizations by an examination of the architecture of the periods in which those civilizations grew, flourished, and declined.

Something of the splendour of Inca civilization is known to everyone: the fabulous treasure, the highways, the rigidly organized society, the knowledge of astronomy, the horrors of the Spanish Conquest. Yet even today it is not always realized how deeply rooted were the Inca in the culture of the Andes, and it is this aspect of the Inca and the Andean peoples which is here portrayed.

The ‘monuments’ of this volume are interpreted in the widest sense, including not only great temples and pyramids, terraces and aqueducts, cities, houses and tombs, but also textiles, sculptures and ceramics. There are translations from indigenous songs, poems, drama and prayers, and excerpts from early sixteenth and seventeenth century chroniclers.

The book contains over 100 magnificent photographs, some giving panoramic views of virtually unknown sites, others showing architectural details unseen even by visitors. Also included are plans and drawings, a map, a chronological chart, and a list of museums which exhibit collections of Andean art and artifacts.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Pablo Neruda. Size: 13" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Monuments of Civilization series. 189 pages. Tags: peru inca structures architecture 0304294969 art andes region history indians south america antiquities andean visual arts 1532 ancient 0448020254 pre-columbian incas enrico guidoni roberto magni pablo neruda monuments civilization
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British Culture and the End of Empire by Edited by Stuart Ward (£18.00)Publisher: Manchester University Press — 2001Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0719060478]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Based on a conference in February 1999 at the University of Southern Denmark.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Studies in Imperialism series. [XI] 241 pages. Tags: ward 0719060478 decolonization social aspects great britain postcolonialism commonwealth countries history 20th century imperialism civilization colonies life customs britainzxcolonies change attitudes culture popular migrations
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Webs of Reality: Social Perspectives on Science and Religion by William A. Stahl, Robert A. Campbell, Yvonne Petry & Gary Diver (£18.00)Publisher: Rutgers University Press — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0813531071]Condition: Very Good+.Description: From the cover: “Science and religion are often thought to be advancing irreconcilable goals and thus to be mutually antagonistic. Yet in the often acrimonious debates between the scientific and religions communities, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that both science and religion are systems of thought and knowledge that aim to understand the world and our place in it.

Webs of Reality, a rare examination of the interrelationship between religion and science from a social science perspective, offers a broad view of the relationship, and poses practical questions regarding technology and ethics. Emphasizing how science and religion are practiced instead of highlighting the differences between them, the authors look for the subtle connections, tacit understandings, common history, symbols, and implicit myths that tie them together. How can the practice of science be understood from a religious point of view? What contributions can science make to a religious understanding of the world? What contributions can the social sciences make to understanding both knowledge systems? Looking at religion and science as fields of inquiry and habits of mind, the authors discover not only similarities between them but also a wide number of ways in which they complement each other..”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 239 pages. Tags: religion and science social aspects civilization sociology campbell petry diver stahl 0813531071 0813531063 william robert yvonne gary
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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 Bleak Age: Based On The Age Of The Chartists by J. L. Hammond; Barbara Hammond; (£17.00)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1934Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine and a generally worn appearance. Leans heavily. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “The first half of the 19th Century may well be named “The Bleak Age” or “The Age of Discontent”. In this acute study the Hammonds illumine the dark places in the lives and hearts of the Working People of that time and by a brilliant comparison with the conditions of other times bring out the underlying causes of this discontent. This is a wise book and one to be read by all who wish to understand the root causes of our social troubles and so be the better able to judge the many remedies that are to-day being put forward for the future ordering of this country.”Notes: Size: 7" x 4¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Swan Library series. 148 pages. Tags: ecclesiastical nonconformists public-houses intelligencer macclesfield christianity chamberlayne corporations institutions consolidated independents hetherington civilization spitalfields shakespeare shaftesbury shaitesbury aristonicus hellenistic demosthenes stalybridge commissions tremenheere improvement castlereagh montesquieu evangelical statistical association rostovtzeff fairweather devonshire canterbury newspapers buckingham archbishop brotherton protection cornwallis nottingham chichester jacobinism manchester population birmingham birkenhead chatsworth industrial commission warrington enclosures
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The Seven Keys to Colour Healing: A Complete Outline of the Practice by Roland Hunt (£17.00)Publisher: The C. W. Daniel Company — 1958Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, slightly faded appearance. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and with some underlining to the contents list.Description: From the introduction: ‘The manuscript of this book comes into my hands at a time when gallant England is crucially involved in a fight for life, and indeed, civilization as we know it, when so much chaos and destruction have been loosed upon the world by the forces of darkness. In these circumstances, and with all the attendant difficulties conspiring to upset the normal rhythm in writing and publishing, it is remarkable and utterly praiseworthy that such a splendid constructive healing effort, carrying the torch of Light and Colour, should be put forward to relieve and raise stricken humanity. I therefore extend to Mr. Hunt and his publishers my admiration for their courage and resourcefulness in presenting this timely and urgently needed work to ‘fill the breach’ for ‘Using Colour.’ I can but add — ‘that which is done in times of stress is doubly done!’ Colour-breathing, mentioned for the first time in this book as an integral part of the prescribed Colour-treatments, is in fact the greatest of all advanced methods and is destined to restore the coming New Race to its God-given physical perfection.” Er, right… no, I have no idea either…Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ivah B. Whitten. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Green titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 124 pages. Tags: characteristics arch-transmuter cerebro-spinal schizophrenia transmutation inflammation menstruation relationship convulsions indigestion concussion leucorrhea phlegmatic bronchitis advantages weaknesses meningitis rheumatism prolapsus dyspepsia infantile blindness paralysis chemicals arch-uses cessation obsession disorders neuralgic pneumonia treatment bronchial whooping headache neurosis baldness dementia delirium locality debility insanity phthisis cataract affinity troubles granular hysteria epilepsy deafness abnormal diseases bleeding creeping dandruff sciatica stomach healing bladder tumours effects nervous cholera dynamic tremens chronic through earache kidneys violet sounds scurvy kidney lunacy facial indigo asthma fevers metals stones orange mental cramps yellow sun's white foods cough croup cases smell palsy shock faith acute lungs
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A Century in Oil: The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company 1897-1997 by Stephen Howarth (£16.50)Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297822470]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Tiny nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight but with a hint of tanning to the very margins of the leaves. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; From the cover: “No other single industry has affected 20th-century civilization more rapidly or more profoundly than that of oil. The century was nearly half over when the nuclear age began and the computer revolution swept the world. Throughout the 20th century, oil has been the great enabler providing from one basic resource a rainbow range of products.

Based upon unrestricted access to company archives, A Century in Oil marks the 100th anniversary of The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company one of the parents of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group. By most measurements Shell is the largest oil enterprise in the world, and the largest organization of any kind in Europe. In a phenomenal industry, Shell could fairly claim to be a phenomenon in its own right — global in scope but always human in scale. Century in Oil tells the frank and dramatic story of a company — daring, inventive, and sometimes controversial — whose work has touched, and continues to touch, all our daily lives.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Terry Anthony. Size: 10¾" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 397 pages. Tags: transport trading company history oil firm international chemical petroleum industry trade united states manufacturing britain fuel refining royal dutch business energy resources companies industries
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Ancient Egypt: A Social History by B. G. Trigger, B. J. Kemp, D. O’Connor & A. B. Lloyd (£16.50)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0521284279]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables; Genealogical Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XIII] 450 pages. Tags: trigger 0521284279 egypt history civilization ancient african bce social conditions life customs civilisation science archaeology
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Spirit of Asia by Michael Macintyre (£16.50)Publisher: London: British Broadcasting Corporation — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563177918]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the head of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “South-East Asia is all too familiar as a battleground, but rarely has there been any intimation that the people caught up in the fighting were heirs to a splendid and ancient cultural tradition which produced many of the greatest artistic achievements of all time, and which continues to this day with remarkable vigour. To Asians, art is a natural part of daily life, an aspect of religious devotion, whether Hindu as in Ball, or Buddhist as in Burma and Thailand,

The photographs in this book, all reproduced in colour, were taken between July 1976 and May 1979, during preparation of the BBC Television series of documentary films Spirit of Asia. Like the films, they reflect the author’s interest in the artistic achievements and cultural life of the countries visited -from the magnificent temples of Angkor in Cambodia or Borobudur in Java, to the vivid and exciting dance-drama of Ball, the old and new forms of music and dance in Thailand, the water festivals of Burma, the great epic poems of India, and the effigies and rituals of animist tribes who still practise their ancient religion in remote corners of the Indonesian archipelago.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough. Size: 12" x 8½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages. Tags: macintyre attenborough 0563177918 asia southeastern travel india civilization south-east asian culture southeast indonesia bali fava cambodia thailand burma irrawaddy salween mekong
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Athens to Atlanta: 100 Years of Glory by Edited by Lisa H. Albertson (£16.00)Publisher: Commemorative Publications — 1995Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0918883059]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: Atlanta 1996 — Servin' It Up Southern Style • Athens 1896 — A Revival Of The Fittest • Paris 1900 — Under Exposure • St Louis 1904 — The Third Act • Athens 1906 — Officially Unofficial • London 1908 — What's Happened To Civilization • Stockholm 1912 — The Stuff Of Legends • Antwerp 1920 — Let The Games Begin (Again) • Paris 1924 —If At First You Don't Succeed • Amsterdam 1928 — Women On Track • Los Angeles 1932 — Hard Times, Good Times • Berlin 1936 — Ulterior Motives • London 1948 — The Austere Olympics • Helsinki 1952 — USSR Rsvps • Melbourne 1956 — No Worries, Mate • Rome 1960 — Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee • Tokyo 1964 — Against All Odds • Mexico City 1968 — Attitude And Altitude • Munich 1972 — A Shattered Dream • Montreal 1976 — Identity Crisis • Moscow 1980 — Political Pawns • Los Angeles 1984 — 911 Hollywood Style • Seoul 1988 — Rest Secured • Barcelona 1992 — A New Olympic OrderNotes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 283 pages. Tags: angeles aspects athletes berlin britain calif drugs economic films games korea los munich olympics political recreation seoul services sociological sociology sports tourism
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One China, Many Paths by Edited by Chaohua Wang (£15.00)Publisher: London & New York: Verso — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1859845371]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small nick to the bottom corner of the lower panel. Top edges of both board slightly faded. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Charts [1]; Maps [1]; The world's largest country is now a constant topic of fascination or fear in the West, producing an ever increasing literature of scholarship, reportage and tourism. In this book, the differing voices and views of leading Chinese thinkers can for the first time be heard in English translation, debating the future of their society and its place in the world.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey Spine Strip to Dark Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 368 pages. Tags: china intellectual history civilization social conditions politics government area ideas political science essays
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A Picture of Britain by David Dimbleby (£14.50)Publisher: Tate Publishing — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854375660]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Published to accompany the exhibition held at Tate Britain, 16 June-4 September 2005. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “Accompanying a major new BBC1 series presented by David Dimbleby and an important exhibition at Tate Britain, A Picture of Britain is a celebration of the British landscape and the art that it has inspired, from Constable to Lowry, from Turner to Nash. Written by David Dimbleby and leading experts on British art, it is beautifully illustrated with landscape photography and great works of art.

From the slopes of Snowdonia to the industrial Black Country, the grandeur of the Scottish Highlands to the meadows of Suffolk, the British landscape has inspired artists and writers for generations. But the authors show how it is only in the last three hundred years, stirred up by art and poetry, that large numbers of people have come to admire and visit the wilder and more rugged vistas. In paintings, photographs and words, this remarkable book captures our rich cultural heritage, creating for the reader A Picture of Britain.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 9". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: landscape great britain landscapes exhibitions painting british art photography civilization dimbleby david brown blayney humphreys richard riding christine tate london exhibition catalogues views 18th 19th 20th centuries 21st 1700-2004 1854375660 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Dangerous Inheritance by Dennis Wheatley (£14.50)Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ has been wrapped in mylar and taped to the reverse. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ with a couple of tiny nicks, overall nice and bright. Top edges faintly dusty with a couple of small spots to leading edges of text block.Description: Maps to the end papers. From the cover: “The action of this book takes place in two islands, Corfu and Ceylon. Its characters are also of two very different worlds — the old and the new. On the one hand we have the Duke de Richleau and his friends, Richard Eaton, Simon Aron and Rex Van Ryn, who still believe in all that the British Empire stood for and that marriages between people with different coloured skins rarely bring lasting happiness. On the other we have Douglas Rajapakse (a cultured and charming Sinhalese lawyer), Truss (Rex’s son) and Fleur (Richard’s daughter), a product of her age and the University of London, who is a red-hot Socialist and believes passionately in all the ‘freedoms’, including that of sex.”Notes: Jacket designed by Edward Mortelmans. Size: 8" x 5". 349 pages. Tags: ceylon sinhalese theft arson blackmail murder richleau gentleman corfu ceylon civilization egypt wheatley
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The Civilization of Ancient Egypt by Paul Johnson (£14.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297824643]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Indent Egypt, with its legacy of pyramids, pliaraohs and sphinxes, is a land of power and mystery to the modern world. In The Civilization of Ancient Egypt Paul Johnson explores the growth and decline of a culture that survived for 3,000 years while maintaining a purity of style that rivals all others. Johnson’s study looks in detail at the State, religion, culture and geographical setting, which all combined in this unusually enduring civilization. From the beginning of Egyptian culture to the rediscovery of the pharaohs, the book covers the totalitarian theocracy, the empire of the Nile, the structure of dynastic Egypt, the dynastic way of death, hieroglyphs, the anatomy of pre-perspective art and, finally, the decline and fall of the pharaohs.

In this thoroughly illustrated and updated edition of Paul Johnson’s authoritative text. Johnson seeks, through an exciting combination of images and analysis, to discover the causes behind the collapse of this great civilization while celebrating the extraordinary legacy it has left behind.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: egypt civilization history ancient egyptian totalitarian theocracy empire the nile dynastic hieroglyphs decline and fall pharaohs antiquities
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The Compleat Astrologer by Derek Parker; Julia Parker; (£14.50)Publisher: Mitchell Beazley — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0855330331]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ heavily snagged at the head of the spine with a small nick at the top corner of the lower panel, tanned at the edges on the reverse. Endpapers and pastedowns gently tanned. Some small marks on the cover.Description: Revised and updated. The most comprehensive guide to astrology ever published. It is a history of more than 6,000 years, from the astrologer-priests of Babylon to modern interpreters of the Age of Aquarius. The illustrations nearly 600, 130 in full colour are in themselves a pictorial history of civilization told in terms of astrology. Many new drawings and diagrams clarify such complexities as the workings of the solar system, the movement of planets and how to measure their positions, the signs of the zodiac, and an original, full colour Atlas of Astrology.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". 256 pages. Tags: astrology Babylon solar system Aquarius zodiac planets
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The Gilded Age by H. [Howard] Wayne Morgan (£14.50)Publisher: Syracuse: Syracuse University Press — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0815621507]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, rubbed and marked overall. Edges of the text block lightly tanned, top edge spotted. Top corner of the first blank clipped. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: 2nd (revised) edition. [First Published: 1963] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 329 pages. Tags: morgan 0815621507 united states politics government addresses essays lectures civilization history
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A History Of Spanish Civilisation by Rafael Altamira (£14.00)Publisher: Constable & Co. — 1930Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps (Fold-Out);Notes: Foreword or introduction by J. B. Trend. Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIX] 280 pages. Tags: geographical gonditions spain the celtic invasion iberians givilizing influence carthagmians roman spanish-roman material givilization civilization visigoths jmuslim hegemony mozarabes economic life gultivation sciences social glasses rest cortes and democracy inquisidon american colonies downfall catholic imperialism literature spanish infiuences abroad effects reforms political ideal bourbons juridical unificadon end dominion america moroccan question philosophical studies rafael altamira trend volkovfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Modernity And Its Futures by Stuart Hall, David Held & Tony McGrew (£14.00)Publisher: Polity Press — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780745609669]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: A Later Printing. From the cover: “Modernity and its Futures is a major introductory textbook which examines the forces reshaping modern industrial societies and the new patterns, structures and relationships that are emerging in the contemporary world. The key debates about these changes are introduced and critically discussed: they include the transformation of Eastern Europe, the collapse of the USSR, globalisation, environmental challenges, post industrialism, cultural change and post-modernism. The book also looks back to the formation of modern societies, and of social science, to explore the character of ‘modernity’ and the relationship between ‘early-modern’ and ‘post-modern’ societies, and assess whether the paradigms and theories used to analyse ‘modern’ societies are adequate for social formations today. Designed as an introduction to modern societies and modern sociological analyses, this book is of value to students on a wide variety of social science courses in universities and colleges, and also for readers with no prior knowledge of sociology. Selected readings from major social theorists are integrated into each chapter, together with student questions and exercises..”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". In the Understanding Modern Societies series. [VIII] 381 pages. Tags: 20th addresses adn allen and anthony aspects century challenges change civilization cultural culture david democracy enlightenment environmnetal essays ethics global gregor hall held history identity industries industry john kenneth lectures liberalism marxism mcgrew mclennan modern modernism modernity moral philosophy pluralism political post-fordism postmodernism post-modernity project question revisited science social socialism society sociology steven stuart studies the thompson yearley
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Roman Britain and Early England 55 B.C.-A.D. 871 by Peter Hunter Blair (£14.00)Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Newspaper clipping folded and pasted in against the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Roman Britain was part of a vast, powerful empire; Anglo-Saxon England was politically its own master. The difference is reflected in the written sources. For Roman Britain they are small in bulk, recording matters that primarily concerned not Britain but the empire — its rulers, its military governors and its soldiers. For Anglo-Saxon England, no longer subject to any outside governmental control, they are larger in quantity and more richly varied. Because of this difference in quantity as well as quality, Mr Hunter Blair has turned to other sources of evidence and shown that a rounded narrative of both the Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon periods is possible.

Excavation and aerial photography have won a great deal of new evidence during the last thirty years, and it is chiefly within an archaeological context that the earlier part of this volume rests. Despite the paucity of eye-witness account, the author has presented a comprehensive, fascinating study not only of the military vicissitudes of the Roman occupation but also of provincial government, town and country life, communications and religious beliefs. The picture is reconstructed very largely from inscriptions — a centurion’s tombstone, altars dedicated to Neptune and Ocean by members of a legion anxious to placate the deities of river floods and tides… these are the contemporary, authoritative evidence upon which this absorbing narrative is based.

The later chapters emphasise the interdependence of archaeological and literary evidence in a survey of tie nature of Anglo-Saxon society. The splendid treasure unearthed at Sutton Hoo in 1939 illuminates that great monument of the Anglo-Saxon age, the poem Beowulf, as does the recently excavated site of a royal palace at Old Yeavering. Place-names, too, tell us something about old pagan practices and throw light upon innumerable aspects of life in Anglo-Saxon England.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 292 pages. Tags: great britain history 1066 romans civilization medieval ancient britons anglo-saxons roman period early english anglo-saxon england 449-1066 peter hunter blair first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Glory That Was Greece by J. C. Stobart (£14.00)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1918Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily faded at the spine. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with a snag at the head of the spine and again at the join with the lower board. Shaken. Fragile. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete but a little age-tanned.Description: Maps to the endpapers.Notes: Size: 10" x 6½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 292 pages. Tags: aegean ages alphabet anabasis ancient anthology antiquities architecture aristocracy arts assembly athens athletes attains barbarians citizenship civilization claudius comedy commerce community consciousness decline democracy dionysiac distribution divination empire environment festivals finances fourth funeral generals geographical geography gods grand greece greeks hellenism hellenistic helots heroic ideas individual jymnasium kingship league linear literature
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The Illustrated Bede by John Marsden (£14.00)Publisher: MacMillan — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 033347595X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with a small sticker covering the price on the flap. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “I, Bede, have composed this ecclesiastical history of Britain, and of the English people … using what information I could acquire from ancient documents, from the tradition of my elders, and from my own knowledge.

Thus Bede, writing from his monastery on the Tyne in the early eighth century ad, describes his extraordinary masterwork. The first English history to be written by an Englishman and the incomparable chronicle of Northumbria’s golden age, it has been read for more than twelve hundred and fifty years.

The Illustrated Bede offers specially commissioned new translations from Bede’s historical writings — his Life of Cuthbert and Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth & Jarrow as well as the great Ecclesiastical History — telling of the land and the people of ‘an island in the Ocean’, of the warlords who forged the Saxon kingdoms, and the abbots and abbesses, hermits and holy men who dominate the dawn of English Christianity

- Aidan of Lindisfarne, Etheldreda of Ely, John of Beverley, Wilfrid of Hexham, the poet Caedmon, and Cuthbert, the hermit bishop who remains the great saint of the north country.

Bede’s writings are splendidly illustrated with full-colour photographs of the wealth of masonry and manuscript surviving from his time and of landscapes that he himself would have recognised.

This new translation, written and researched in Jarrow and County Durham, captures the distinctive flavour of Bede’s Latin, while the location photography evokes all the atmosphere of the historic sites and holy places associated with Bede’s life and writings — from Northumberland’s coastline and countryside to Columba’s isle of lona and the martyr’s shrine at St Albans.”

The detailed and illuminating introductions draw on modern historical and archaeological research to seek out the man himself in his time

  • Teacher, poet, musician, scientist and historian
  • The scholar monk who travelled no further than York and Lindisfarne yet won renown as the most learned man in Europe
  • One of the north country’s greatest sons, still remembered with an affection that has endured for over twelve centuries as the Venerable Bede of Jarrow…
Notes: Illustrated by Geoff Green (Photos.). Size: 11½" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: bede the venerable saint 673-735 monasticism and religious orders england history middle ages 600-1500 authors latin medieval modern biography english old 450-1100 christian saints anglo-saxons intellectual life civilization anglo-saxon northumbria kingdom church historiography 1066-1485 sources 449-1066 primitive early 30-600 great britain 1066 british irish bce christianity hagiography united john marsden geoff green photos 033347595x gregoryfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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What Are the Seven Wonders of the World?: And 60 Other Great Cultural Questions by Peter D'Epiro & Mary Desmond Pinkowish (£14.00)Publisher: The Folio Society — 2011Binding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Slip Case. Faint circular marks to one side of the slip case otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Richard Beards. Size: 8½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 304 pages. Tags: pinkowish richard beards civilization miscellanea curiosities wonders encyclopedias dictionaries questions answers
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