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Fascinating Features of Fair Japan by Anon. (£253.00)Publisher: Japanese Government Railways — 1930Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Silk woven binding slightly dull, a little faded at the extremities. Binding cords also faded. All edges gilt, nicely preserved. Fly-leaf to the title page lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Full colour photographs throughout of various features of Japan with a fold-out map to the last blank. Not an overly common title. This appears to be the first, and only, edition (COPAC) it seems.Notes: Size: 6¼" x 9". 65 pages. Tags: abashiri akandake allowances amaterasu amusement antiques aquarium archipelago asahidake asahigaoka ashikaga aso-kuju azuma-san beancurd buddhism cenotaph ceramics ceremony ch’ang-an chanko-nabe chinatown chino-ike choshikei chusonji chuzenji coastline consulates cultural currency customs daibutsuden daimonji daisen-in daisetsu daisetsuzan daitokuji dani-lnari dembo-in districts dogashima earthquakes edo-tokyo embassies emperors engaku-ji enryakuji etiquette exchange excursions festivals feudalism
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History of Jewish Philosophy by Edited by Daniel H. Frank & Oliver Leaman (£54.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0415080649]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Volume 2 in the series.

From the cover: “Jewish philosophy is often presented as an addendum to Jewish religion rather than as a rich and varied tradition in its own right, but the History of Jewish Philosophy explores the entire scope and variety of Jewish philosophy from philosophical interpretations of the Bible right up to contemporary Jewish feminist and postmodernist thought. The links between Jewish philosophy and its wider cultural context are stressed, building up a comprehensive and historically sensitive view of Jewish philosophy and its place in the development of philosophy as a whole.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Routledge History of World Philosophies series. [XII] 934 pages. Tags: leaman 0415080649 routledge history world philosophies 9780415080644 jewish philosophy judaism western oriental indian eastern surveys religious religion theology
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Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822: The Search For a Christian Enlightenment in the Era of Samuel Stanhope Smith by Mark A. Noll (£54.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691047642]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Widely viewed during the Revolutionary period as a champion of both republicanism and evangelical Calvinism, the College of New Jersey nonetheless experienced great inner turmoil as its leaders tried to support the stability of the new nation by integrating sound principles of science and faith. Focusing on three presidencies — those of John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green — Mark Noll relates the dramatic institutional history of what is now Princeton University, a history closely related to the intellectual development of the early republic. Noll examines in detail the student rebellions and the trustees’ disillusionment with the college, which, despite Wither-spoon’s and Stanhope Smith’s efforts to harmonize traditional Reformed faith with a moderate Scottish enlightenment, led to the establishment of a separate Presbyterian seminary in 1812.

As a cultural and intellectual history of the early United States, this book deepens our understanding of how science, religion, and politics interacted during the period. Close attention is given to the Scottish philosophy of common sense, which Stanhope Smith developed into an educational vision that he hoped would encourage a stable social order.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 340 pages. Tags: smith samuel stanhope 1750-1819 princeton university history 18th century 19th higher education and state new jersey church teaching mark noll 0691047642 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Transformation and Tradition in the Sciences - Essays in Honor of I. Bernard Cohen by Everett Mendelsohn (£54.00)Publisher: Cambridge — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521267242]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. DJ slightly rouched on upper panel otherwise a fine copy.Description: Transformation and Tradition in the Sciences presents a sampling of current work in the history of science by colleagues and former students and associates of I. Bemard Cohen, one of the most influential figures in the rise of the history of science as a scholarly discipline. The volume is divided into four parts: the history and philosophy of the exact sciences and mathematics; the eighteenth-century tradirion; science in America; and scientific ideas in their cultural context. These major themes, each of which has been a subject of study by Professor Cohen, will interest a range of historians interested in the development of science and the history of ideas. 577pp. Index. Size: 8vo Royal (9¾" x 6¼")
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Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822: The Search For a Christian Enlightenment in the Era of Samuel Stanhope Smith by Mark A. Noll (£44.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691047642]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faint toning to the top edges of the panels otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Widely viewed during the Revolutionary period as a champion of both republicanism and evangelical Calvinism, the College of New Jersey nonetheless experienced great inner turmoil as its leaders tried to support the stability of the new nation by integrating sound principles of science and faith. Focusing on three presidencies — those of John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green — Mark Noll relates the dramatic institutional history of what is now Princeton University, a history closely related to the intellectual development of the early republic. Noll examines in detail the student rebellions and the trustees’ disillusionment with the college, which, despite Wither-spoon’s and Stanhope Smith’s efforts to harmonize traditional Reformed faith with a moderate Scottish enlightenment, led to the establishment of a separate Presbyterian seminary in 1812.

As a cultural and intellectual history of the early United States, this book deepens our understanding of how science, religion, and politics interacted during the period. Close attention is given to the Scottish philosophy of common sense, which Stanhope Smith developed into an educational vision that he hoped would encourage a stable social order.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 340 pages. Tags: smith samuel stanhope 1750-1819 princeton university history 18th century 19th higher education and state new jersey church teaching mark noll 0691047642 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Princeton and the Republic, 1768-1822: The Search For a Christian Enlightenment in the Era of Samuel Stanhope Smith by Mark A. Noll (£44.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691047642]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faint toning to the top edges of the panels otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Widely viewed during the Revolutionary period as a champion of both republicanism and evangelical Calvinism, the College of New Jersey nonetheless experienced great inner turmoil as its leaders tried to support the stability of the new nation by integrating sound principles of science and faith. Focusing on three presidencies — those of John Witherspoon, Samuel Stanhope Smith, and Ashbel Green — Mark Noll relates the dramatic institutional history of what is now Princeton University, a history closely related to the intellectual development of the early republic. Noll examines in detail the student rebellions and the trustees’ disillusionment with the college, which, despite Wither-spoon’s and Stanhope Smith’s efforts to harmonize traditional Reformed faith with a moderate Scottish enlightenment, led to the establishment of a separate Presbyterian seminary in 1812.

As a cultural and intellectual history of the early United States, this book deepens our understanding of how science, religion, and politics interacted during the period. Close attention is given to the Scottish philosophy of common sense, which Stanhope Smith developed into an educational vision that he hoped would encourage a stable social order.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Light Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 340 pages. Tags: smith samuel stanhope 1750-1819 princeton university history 18th century 19th higher education and state new jersey church teaching mark noll 0691047642 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History by Gerald Hallowell (£42.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0195415590]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the head of the spine. The weight of the block has strained the front hinge a little. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXV] 748 pages. Tags: hallowell 0195415590 canada history encyclopedias political military social economic cultural intellectual
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation, Works 1914-1940 by Robert Kudielka with an essay by Bridget Riley (£36.00)Publisher: Hayward Gallery in association with Lund Humphries — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853322245]Condition: Very Good+. Description: From the cover: “Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation explores diversity as the mainspring of Klee’s creative practice. Drawing on Klee’s own classifications for his work, along with those of distinguished Klee scholars, this book traces the development of the artist’s rich visual language not as a single line of enquiry but as a series of movements, counter-movements and interconnections.

By the time of his death in 1940, Klee was an acknowledged modern master, his fame and influence both as an artist and a teacher recognized throughout the western world. However, his work lost prominence for

many years from the early 1960s, re-emerging into view only fairly recently. Today, taste and cultural climate appear to have changed and the breadth and significance of Klee’s work is once again heralded.

Featuring an essay by Robert Kudielka, Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the Universitat der Kiinste, Berlin, along with a personal response to Klee’s work by renowned British artist, Bridget Riley, this book brings to the fore the seminal role Klee had in the development of twentieth-century art and asserts the continuing relevance of his work today.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9". 204 pages. Tags: klee paul 1879-1940 catalogs exhibitions studies criticism and interpretation painting modern 20th century switzerland great britain modernism art painters german swiss design styles from 1960 individual artists monographs history robert kudielka with essay bridget riley 1853322245
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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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After the Vote: The Story of the National Union of Townswomen's Guilds in the Year of Its Diamond Jubilee by Caroline Merz (£33.00)Publisher: National Union of Townswomen's Guilds — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0948038160]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “January 1989 marks the Diamond Jubilee of the founding of the first Townswomen’s Guild in the UK, and with it the first steps towards the establishment of a nationwide women’s organisation whose voice has remained powerful through six decades.

Growing from the Suffragist movement, the National Union of Townswomen’s Guilds has continued to fight for better educational, professional and creative opportunities for women, surviving times of political upheaval and social change and maintaining a loyal and enthusiastic membership.

The Diamond Jubilee marks a pinnacle of achievement for NUTG, and After the Vote has been written as a celebration of the first sixty years. The story of the movement’s development is illustrated with archive photographs and anecdotes which will stir memories among long-standing TG members and will serve to remind newer Townswomen of the achievements of their pioneering predecessors.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". 71 pages. Tags: national union townswomen guilds history women great britain societies and clubs womens organizations anniversary celebrations organisations 1929-1989 social science studies cultural gender gay lesbian caroline merz 0948038160
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe: Signing the Land by Richard Bradley (£33.00)Publisher: Routledge — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415165369]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Along the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain are numerous rock carvings made 4-5000 years ago, whose interpretation poses a major challenge to the archaeologist. This full-length treatment of the subject is based largely on recent fieldwork and asserts that these carvings should be interpreted as a series of symbolic messages that are shared between monuments, artefacts and natural places in the landscape. The author discusses the cultural setting of the rock carvings and the ways in which they can be interpreted in relation to ancient land use, the creation of ritual monuments and the burial of the dead.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". [XIV] 238 pages. Tags: rock paintings europe atlantic coast prehistory prehistoric archaeology art peoples petroglyphs lad zbs dso lhr coastal man antiquities primitive anthropology history social science richard bradley 0415165369
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
The Present Evolution of Man by G. Archdall Reid (£33.00)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — UndatedBinding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Heavily snagged at the head of the spine. Leans notably. Boards a rubbed at extremities. Ex-library with usual marks. Top edges of text block heavily tanned. Some pages unopened.Description: Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Blind stamped border to front board. Signed by the author on the reverse of the ffep - "Thomas C. Dewey with the author's compliments" - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contents: Part I. Organic Evolution: Physical Evolution; The Factors Of Evolution; Mental Evolution; Part II. The Present Evolution Of Man: Physical Evolution; Menta1 Evolution; 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 370 pages. Tags: aborigines acheulian acids adultery africanus aggression agricultural albedo alien altamira altruism amslan analysis anatomy ancient andes anhydrite antarctica antelopes ardrey ariege arrow assemblages astrology aterian aurignacian baboons baffin bakker barnett barrow barry bartholomew baumgartel behaviorist beings benign bergen bering berkeley berlyne bipedal bisexuality blanc borneo bowlby breeding broom bruckner bushmen bygott
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Hong Kong's History: State and Society Under Colonial Rule by Edited by Tak-Wing Ngo (£32.00)Publisher: London & New York: Routledge — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415208688]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Tables;

From the cover: “Hong Kong’s rise from obscure fishing port to world city is usually put down to good colonial rule by Britain. This book challenges such a view and shows how the city’s success was shaped by the ruling elite and other native Hong Kongers.

Rewriting Hong Kong’s history from the bottom up, the chapters investigate vital, but hitherto obscured, aspects of the colony’s rise. They cover the Chinese collaboration with the colonial regime, legal discrimination and intimidation, rural politics, social movements, government-business relations, industrial policy, flexible manufacturing and colonial historiography.

Drawing together contributions from historians, sociologists and political scientists, the book highlights the role played by a variety of social actors in Hong Kong’s history and differs both from recent celebrations of British colonialism and anti-colonial Chinese nationalism.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". In the Asia's Transformations series. [XII] 205 pages. Tags: asia transformations hong kong china history asian middle eastern imperialism colonization independence economic social cultural politics government conditions britain colonies administration
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The Cistercians in the Early Middle Ages: Written to Commemorate the Nine Hundredth Anniversary of Foundation of the Order At Citeaux in 1098 Under the Patronage of Blessed Vincent Kadlubek, Bishop of Krakow (1208-18), Monk of Jedrzejow (1218-1223) by David H. [Henry] Williams (£32.00)Publisher: Leominster: Gracewing — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0852443501]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Bruised at the tail of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Maps;

From the cover: “The Cistercians in the Early Middle Ages seeks to portray the growth, conventual, cultural, spiritual and economic life, of a religious Order which was second to none in medieval Europe. Published to mark the nono-centenary of the foundation of the order at Citeaux in France in 1098, this volume concerns itself with the first 250 years of Cistercian history, sometimes called the ‘Golden Age’ of the Order, brought to a close by the Black Death.

No less than well over six hundred monasteries of ‘white monks’ spread throughout Europe, and into the Near East, and not only endeavoured to maintain an austere life of simplicity, accompanying the daily round of worship and prayer, but also played a significant role in bringing woodland and wasteland into cultivation. Sheep-farming was one of their noted activities, but they also participated successfully in industry and trade. In all this the monks were assisted by a large number of lay-brothers (known as the converse), who often outnumbered the monks by more than two to one, and who in practice undertook much of the manual labour.

The Cistercians left their mark in Europe in other ways, not least in some splendid architectural masterpieces, and in their contribution to annals and chronicles which tell of the political history, as well as of climatic and tectonic phenomena of their day. This volume endeavours to illustrate, with original maps and plans, much of the white monks’ activity, nor does it neglect the hundreds of Cistercian-affiliated nunneries which sought to emulate the male communities of the Order.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 479 pages. Tags: monastic community cultural activity cistercians history cistercian order monasticism religious orders church christianity monasteries abbey buildings churches property granges pastoralism nunneries
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Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective by Michael Solomon, Gary Bamossy & Søren Askegaard (£31.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall Europe — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0137519834]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Consumer Behaviour: A European Perspective satisfies the need for a comprehensive, accessible and contemporary textbook which gives significant weighting to issues, illustrative examples, data and research concerning European markets and consumer behaviour. Written in parallel with the revision of the highly-acclaimed and successful US edition, the text has been significantly revised to examine the diversity of European values, popular culture, lifestyles and consumption, and their role and relationship in formulating marketing strategy. The five-part micro-to-macro ‘wheel’ structure of the text takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the discussion of consumer behaviour theory and applications, and includes the latest attitude and demographic data for profiling European consumers..” The text also includes the following features:

• European country-specific, pan-European and global applications and examples

• Full-colour illustrations, advertisements and text design

• Chapter-opening consumer vignettes, highlighted key terms and consumer behaviour challenge questions

• Comprehensive, integrative case study problems
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [XVIII] 590 pages. Tags: 0135153360 0137519834 9780135153369 age and askegaard attitude attitudes bamossy behavior business buying change class communications consumer consumers cultural culture customer decision disposing economics ethnic gary global group household income individual influence influences interactive leadership learning lifestyles making management market marketing memory michael motivation opinion organizational perception personality racial religious research rule self service services social solomon søren subcultures surveys the values
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Medieval Sculpture by Roberto Salvini (£31.00)Publisher: London: Michael Joseph — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718105788]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge dye has run slightly on the first blank and pastedown. Slight and light spotting to the start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Jacket illustration: Gothic Pieta from Seeon, Bavaria c. 1420-30. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “The history of medieval sculpture in Western Europe is often described as a gradual rediscovery of technical skill and naturalism. In this volume, the author approaches his subject from a different angle, tracing the development of sculpture against a background of changing political, social and religious structures and in relation to the growth of written and spoken languages. He demonstrates that a new kind of sculpture, a humble, popular style which developed from Roman provincial sculpture, appeared and existed side by side with courtly styles which preserved or rediscovered much of the dignity of Late Classical art.

As feudalism declined, this dichotomy between the popular and courtly disappeared. The first literary Romance languages took root and regional Romanesque styles developed, identified with religious architecture and sculptors like Gislebertus, Wiligelmo and Antelami.

In the Gothic age, national idioms developed in the figurative arts as France, England and Germany became unified monarchical states. In Italy a national consciousness, on a cultural level, evolved; with it are associated the sculptors of the Pisano family and the cathedrals they decorated in Pisa and Siena.

As the Renaissance flowered in Italy and southern France, the Late Gothic style continued in the north, especially in Germany, where the work of Riemen-schneider and Veil Stoss is outstanding in this period.

This volume, spanning over 1,000 years from the fifth to the fifteenth century, contains a remarkable selection of illustrations which follow closely the historical development and represent the finest examples of Medieval art.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Peter & Linda Murray. Size: 9¾" x 8¼". Grey boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the History of Western Sculpture series. 368 pages. Tags: 0718105788 history western sculpture medieval brunelleschi donatello middle ages romanesque gothic naturalism naturalism constantinian reliefs barbaric jewellery illumination metalwork ornamentation roman byzantine art
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The Growth of the American Republic by Samuel Eliot Morison & Henry Steele Commager (£31.00)Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press — 1942Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Both volumes heavily sunned at the spine with fading to the boards. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' name to the first blank of volume I. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 3rd (revised) edition, 5th printing [First Published: 1930] Contains: Maps; Tables; Fold-out maps; Portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI/XVI] 825/785 pages. Tags: american history, history united states, cultural developments america, books written samuel eliot morison henry steele commager
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The American Century: People, Power and Politics: An Illustrated History by Harold Evans with Gail Buckland & Kevin Baker (£30.00)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224052179]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “The British may have claimed the 19th century by force, and the Chinese may cast a long shadow over the 21st, but the 20th century belongs to the United States. This is the premise behind Harold Evans’s robust, sweeping, spectacularly illustrated account of the people and events that gave rise to America’s political and cultural dominance.

Evans begins in the 1880s, when it was still uncertain whether America, with its diverse peoples, manifold beliefs and impossible ideals, would even survive its own democratic experiment or manage to reconcile an increasingly headlong materialism with the original virtues of the Republic. He shows how, from that time forward, the citizens of the United States saw increases in wealth and personal freedom unequalled in history, paralleled by the growing power and influence of the country abroad. He covers upheavals and victories with succinct and insightful prose, aided by a splendid array of 900 fresh, remarkable images. Here are the Presidents, nineteen of them, from a Civil War general to a movie star; here are Al Capone and J. Edgar Hoover, Martin Luther King and the Ku Klux Klan.

The American Century is an epic work, an incomparable telling of the rise of the most powerful nation in the world.”
Notes: Size: 11½" x 9¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XXIII] 710 [1] pages. Tags: united states history 20th century political and cultural dominance social usa politics government
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Hundert Jahre in Wort und Bild. Eine Kulturgeschichte des XIX. Jahrhunderts by Dr. S. Stefan (£29.00)Publisher: Ernst Leonhard — 1899Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Shaken. Hinge starting at title page. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: Hundred years in word and picture. A cultural history of the 19th Century. Illustrated with B&W photographs and diagrams, single colour plate.Notes: Size: 10" x 7". 768 pages. Tags: stefan german language
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Politics UK 3rd Edition by Bill Jones; Andrew Gray; Dennis Kavanagh; Michael Moran; Philip Norton; Anthony Seldon; (£29.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0132696061]Condition: Very Good. First few pages a little dog eared otherwise a well presented copy.Description: With additional material by Simon Bulmer, Andrew Flynn, Bill Jenkins, Jonathan Tonge, The Rt Hon. Lord Biffen, David Coates, The Rt Hon. Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Peter Riddell, David Vincent and David Walker. From the cover: “The third edition of this best selling and highly respected textbook builds on the comprehensive coverage and pedagogical innovation of previous editions, while bringing the text right up to date with the changes wrought by the 1997 general election. Politics UK 3/e covers the core elements of introductory undergraduate and A-level British politics courses — the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and departments, elections and voting behaviour, the media, pressure groups, local government and the judiciary. These are accompanied by chapters which look at the wider context of British political life. The political institutions are examined alongside the historical, ideological, socio-economic and cultural context, the policy making process and a number of key policy areas and political issues, including economic management, the environment, law and order and Europe. Each chapter in the third edition has been extensively revised and updated. It includes an entirely new chapter on political concepts. Its coverage of the social context in Britain is enhanced. A new guest writer, Jonathan Tonge, provides a revised and extended chapter on Northern Ireland.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". 571 pages. Tags: assessments behaviour blair britain cabinet changing civil commons communication concepts constiution contexts crown defence departments devolution economic elections environmental european explaining foreign fringes globalisation groups historical ideas ideology integration judiciary kingdom labour liberal local lords management mass media ministers parties pathways plus policy policy-making political politics pressure prime processes referenda research servants service social structure themes theory tradition united voting
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The California Landscape Garden: Ecology, Culture, and Design by Mark Francis & Andreas Reimann (£29.00)Publisher: Berkley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0520214501]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “The beauty, resources, and natural processes of the California landscape are brought to the home garden in this testament to ecological gardening. The authors connect history, culture, region and design to help us understand how California and its human population have evolved historically and how individuals today can make a difference in the state’s future in the their own backyards. The authors’ goal is to bring the history of the Californian garden up to date with the ecological and cultural concerns of the late-20th century.”
Notes: Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 234 pages. Tags: natural landscaping california gardens gardening attract wildlife landscape art architecture garden design planning applied ecology descriptions history usa 0520214501
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MARS: The Monuments At Risk Survey of England, 1995 Main Report by Timothy Darvill, Andrew K. Fulton assisted by Mark Bell & Bronwen Russell (£28.50)Publisher: Bournemouth & London: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University Sciences, and English Heritage — 1998Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1858990491]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Charts; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables; Plans; With contributions from Kate Anderson, Michael Baxter, Hugh Beamish, Jeffrey Chartrand, Karen Gracie-Langrick, Robert Haslam, Nicola King and Melanie Pomeroy.

From the cover: “MARS, The Monuments at Risk Survey of England 1995, was commissioned by English Heritage in its role as statutory advisor to the Government on archaeology and was carried out within the School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University between July 1994 and November 1996. The survey represents the first national census of England’s archaeology. It focuses on the survival of archaeological monuments, structures and buildings since 1945, and their condition in 1995. Consideration is given to the threats and impacts that have caused, and continue to cause, the loss of monuments, and to the effects of the main land-uses under which archaeological monuments are typically found. The conclusions of the study will be central to the development and evaluation of future policy towards the conservation and management of England’s archaeological monuments.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 8½". Pictorial boards. [XLVI] 328 pages. Tags: 1858990491 9781858990491 monuments england historic sites risk survey mars conservation restoration buildings ecology regional planning cultural resource management archaeological surveying antiquities ancient archaeology urban rural preservation
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Law and Sexuality: The Global Arena by Edited by Carl Stychin & Didi Herman (£28.00)Publisher: University of Minnesota Press — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0816638705]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. First published by The Athlone Press in 2000 as Sexuality in the Legal Arena

From the cover: “What does your sexuality have to do with your status as subject, citizen, or spouse? In our global political economy, this question has moved out of the domestic closet and into the world of public policy, human rights, and cultural norms, and is increasingly mediated, negotiated, and legislated in the legal arena. Prominent scholars of law and sexuality on four continents cross disciplines and national boundaries to explore provocative legal and political issues raised by the cultural, social, and political organization of intimate life. Encompassing a broad spectrum of perspectives, from literary analysis and postcolonial studies to feminist, queer, and race theory, their critical, skeptical, and often pragmatic analysis maps the current state of the global intersections between law and sexuality and social change.

Contributors: Heather Brook, Richard Collier, Derek Dalton, Pierre de Vos, Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, Patrick Hanafin, Emma Henderson, Adrian Howe, Rebecca Johnson, Thomas Kuttner, Derek McGhee, Leslie J. Moran, Wayne Morgan, Oliver Phillips, Jennifer Spruill, and Claire Young.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [IX] 293 pages. Tags: herman 0816638705 sex law gays legal status laws studies sexuality initial social change deconstruction literary analysis feminist queer critical race theory post colonial anthropology masculinity radical political
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Making Enterprise Risk Management Pay Off: How Leading Companies Implement Risk Management by Thomas L. Barton; William G. Shenkir; Paul L. Walker; (£28.00)Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0130087548]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Small area of light spotting to the edges of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Risk managers can no longer operate in a vacuum: they must understand all the risks that impact today’s enterprise, and involve all of the firm’s leaders in managing those risks. Enlightened companies are meeting these challenges through enterprise risk management, a set of revolutionary techniques that go beyond mere “control” to contribute measurable business value. This book takes you behind the scenes at companies that are leading the way in developing and deploying enterprise risk management. You’ll learn how they’re developing new tools for identifying today’s new risks; how they’re improving the accuracy of their risk assessments and recalibrating their responses; and how enterprise risk management can identify not just debacles and “downsides”, but breakthrough growth opportunities as well.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 257 pages. Tags: enterprise-wide diversification self-assessment mark-to-market communications corporate-wide identification infrastructure quantification environmental risk-adjusted manufacturers opportunities international manufacturing organization fluctuations implementing applications perspectives face-to-face nonfinancial corporations environment shareholder accountants measurement association mismanaging integration syndication application value-added uncertainty sensitivity enhancement explanation composition corporation consultants interaction developers integrated technology securities statistics accounting e-commerce geothermal commission successful
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The Novels of André Chamson by Leonard H. Rolfe (£28.00)Publisher: Vantage Press — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with some small nicks at the head, tail and spine. Previous owners inscription to the first blank. Endpapers and pastedowns gently tanned.Description: From the flap: “For some reason not easy to understand this modern major French novelist is little known in this country. It is to be hoped that Leonard Rolfe’s current book will remedy that situation. Carefully he has traced Chamson’s career as essayist, poet, film maker, editor and polemicist, president of PEN, cultural ambassador, art critic, curator, underground warrior in World War II during the Occupation, member of the French Academy, and so on. More painstakingly he has followed the development of Chamson’s genius in the novels that make up that part of the corpus of his achievements.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 204 pages. Tags: cevenol novels chamson composition style themes essayist philosopher history polemicist literary french academy french literature cevennes vigan sorbonne ecole des chartes provincial museum lucie mazauric
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The Political Dimension in Teacher Education: Comparative Perspectives on Policy Formation, Socialization and Society by Mark B. Ginsburg & Beverly Lindsay (£28.00)Publisher: The Falmer Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0750703938]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Wisconsin Teacher Education series. [VIII] 284 pages. Tags: africa americas and asia aspects central comparative cross-cultural cultural education educational europe government inservice making ocean pacific policies policy political politics professional research state studies teacher teachers teaching the training
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India by Antonio Monroy (£27.00)Publisher: Orbis — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0856139467]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “India, the world’s second most populous country, possesses an extraordinary diversity of peoples whose complex religious, cultural and linguistic divisions are lost in antiquity. But this huge subcontinent is distinguished by an intense religious consciousness which permeates the whole of life. Every aspect of Indian culture is rooted in powerful religious and philosophical ideas — whether Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Muslim or Sikh; or the product of one of the many tribal and traditional cults still prevalent in village life.

This volume presents India as it is today, and discusses the history and geography of the land as it has influenced the development of myth, religion and language. India is a conjunction of contradictory elements where modern society is still influenced by the pressures of tribe and caste; where her art and architecture combine subtle metaphysics with an extraordinary sensuality and raw physical energy. This book celebrates, in words and pictures, the vigour and abundance of an age-old culture where traditions have been re-animated by the impetus of folklore, legend and imagination.

The brilliant colour photography of Antonio Martinelli and Roberto Meazza captures the events, places, and sensations of everyday India with sensitivity and sympathy. Antonio Monroy, who knows India and its culture well, has provided a text which describes and explains in detail the qualities which make India, its history, religion, society, architecture, even its cinema, unique amongst the world’s cultures. The result is a magnificent study of the subcontinent, both past and present.”
Notes: Illustrated by Antonio Martinelli & Roberto Meazza. Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 287 pages. Tags: and architecture caste cities city communal cults cut dance family festivities great hinduism history holy india indian indo-islamic into life literature mahavira major marriage modern monasteries mountainsides music practices regional religion sanctuaries system the today traditions tribes uniquely village villages vishnu
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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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The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery by C. D. B. [Courtlandt Dixon Barnes] Bryan (£27.00)Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0810981351]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine with a crease to the head. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “For a century the National Geographic Society has been bringing to an audience of millions the thrilling world of adventure, discovery and natural wonders. Robert E. Peary’s determined, successful struggle to be first to reach the North Pole; Hiram Bingham’s exciting discovery of the mysterious lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu; the awesome deadly eruption of the Mont Pelee volcano; the devastating San Francisco earthquake; Reinhold Messner’s superhuman solo climb to the summit of Mt. Everest — these are but a few of the spectacular events reported at first hand by the Society.

In 1888, in Washington, D. C. , thirty-three gentlemen met to consider the advisability of organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. From a membership of 165 at the time of its founding, the National Geographic Society has grown to number almost 11 million members in 170 of the 174 nations of the world.

In The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery, author C. D. B. Bryan covers the entire history of the Geographic, focusing on the guiding personalities behind it — from Gardiner Greene Hubbard and Alexander Graham Bell to three generations of the Grosvenor family; he brings to life its flamboyant explorers and innovative photographers. In this celebration of the Society’s centennial, ten lively chapters of historical narrative alternate with ten special theme sections on subjects such as polar exploration, natural disasters, glorious expeditions, war and conflict, archaeology, and space, — and each of these chapters is jam-packed with dramatic pictorial material selected from the Society’s far-ranging archives. These superb photographs and illustrations form an assemblage of images that, along with Bryan’s absorbing text, recreates the National Geographic Society’s exciting legacy of science and adventure, one that mirrors America’s changing perception of itself and the world over the past one hundred years.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9½". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 484 pages. Tags: national geographic society history studies united states geography organisations social cultural travel natural history ecology magazines periodicals
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Lietuva Tevyne Musu by Juozas Polis (£26.50)Publisher: Agvila — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9986907411]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, a little dulled but not unpleasantly so. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; A tri-language (Lithuanian, English, German) photographic album of Lithuania, the authors' homeland.Notes: Size: 13¼" x 11". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 98 pages. Tags: polis 9986907411 colour photo album photographer lithuania lithuanian panoramic european land geographer traveller phenoscandian glaciers trakai castle gediminas tower vilnius departments factories cultural historical juozas
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Philosopy by James. L Christian (£26.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace — 1994Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0155003739]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: 6th Edition. An Introduction to the Art of Wondering. From the introduction: “This is a textbook in synoptic philosophy. It is an invitation to ponder, in the largest possible perspective, the weightier, more stubborn problems of human existence. It is an invitation to think — to wonder, to question, to speculate, to reason, even to fantasize — in the eternal search for wisdom. In a word, synoptic philosophy is an attempt to weave interconnecting lines of illumination between all the disparate realms of human thought in the hope that, like a thousand dawnings, new insights will burst through.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 664 pages. Tags: human condition search for meaning world-riddle love wisdom freedom wonder ask questions western dilemma belief doubt critical thinking faith philosophic mind philosophize analysis skills listening synoptic synthesis understand philosophy annihilation boundaries aristotle activist philosophers antinomian analytic coherent world-view predicament illusion egocentric aristocentric claims illusions time and space albert
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Myths & Legends by Arthur Cotterell (£25.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Myths and legends are not merely curiosities from the past. These age-old stories from many cultures and traditions express poetry and power to which people continue to respond. The endlessly diverse body of world mythology is increasingly seen as a living link to the beginnings of our attempts to understand the natural world, and how human communities fit into its scheme. This is a new and comprehensive guide to its subject which includes individual entries for more than 1250 characters of myths and legends from 18 different cultural traditions around the world. Enhanced with a wealth of colour illustrations, line drawings and photographs, the book explores the historical, social and geographical reasons for the differences between the traditions, as well as identifying the universal human themes — from love and fertility to war and death — that bind them together. Every important myth and legend earns a place in these pages, along with many less well-known — but equally fascinating — stories specially selected for this volume. Meticulously researched, beautifully illustrated and produced, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends is a major work of reference for everyone interested in this unique world heritage of human experience and imagination.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 259 pages. Tags: cotterell mythology legends juvenile literature myths encyclopaedias folklore social science
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Angkor by Claude Jacques in collaboration with Reme Dumont (£24.00)Publisher: Cologne: Konemann — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 3829005040]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “Since the rediscovery of the lost city of Angkor deep in the jungles of Cambodia in 1860s, it has been seen as one of those magical places that all travelers dream of visiting one day. A vast site, comprising temples, palaces, reservoirs and canals, it was the spiritual and political heart of the once-mighty Khmer kingdom. It is the remarkable story of this city that Claude Jacques, a celebrated authority on ancient Cambodia, retells in this elegant and lavishly illustrated book.

During the turbulent history of Angkor (from the 9th to the 16th century AD) one “king-of-kings” succeeded another against a backdrop of wars and revolts… and yet they managed to conceive and build monumental architectural projects of great daring and imagination.

Drawing upon a range of recent discoveries, and on the results of his own extensive research in Cambodia, Claude Jacques helps to transform our understanding not only of Angkor itself, but also of the many isolated, often ravishingly beautiful Khmer temples long ago abandoned to the jungle. He clearly sets out the religious, political, and cultural factors that shaped the evolution of Angkor, and also explains what we can learn — through their literature and inscriptions, their sumptuous temples, and their ingenious system of reservoirs, canals and roads — about the Khmer themselves and their long-neglected civilization, one of the greatest Southeast Asia has seen.

Over 150 photographs by Luc lonesco and Guy Nafilyan and numerous detailed plans of the great temples help to make this an outstanding book.”
Notes: Illustrated by Luc Ionesco, Jacqueline & Guy Nafilyan. Foreword or introduction by Frederico Maor. Size: 13" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: temples cambodia angkor extinct archaeology southeast asia antiquities history architecture khmer buildings structures art design styles travel antiques collectibles 3829005040
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Francesco's Venice: The Dramatic History of the World's Most Beautiful City by Francesco Da Mosto (£24.00)Publisher: London: BBC Books — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563521376]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Photographic end papers & blanks;

From the cover: “Francesco’s Venice is the extraordinary story of the life of this intriguing city, told by a descendant of an old and distinguished Venetian family.

Francesco da Mosto’s ancestral history is inextricably intertwined with that of this amphibious city. Fiercely proud and protective of the rich cultural and architectural heritage of his birthplace, Francesco gives us a unique insight into the inner workings of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. He explores Venice’s remarkable history, from the fifth century when the first settlers retreated to the safety of the lagoon and began to create their homes on its tiny islands, through its glorious years as a successful maritime nation, adept at trade, exploration, diplomacy and protecting its independence, to the fragile city of the twenty-first century.

Venice’s history is a tale of warfare and conspiracies, of artistic excellence and ingenuity, of the battle of wills and of ideas, and of strength in the face of disaster, and Francesco vividly brings to life the places, events and people that have sculpted this living theatre through the ages. These include a colourful array of his own ancestors, such as the six da Mostos who were involved in the rise and fall of the ambitious and corrupt Doge Falier, and the young Alvise da Mosto, a courageous and determined explorer of the fifteenth century.

Beautifully illustrated with stunning images by John Parker of both the magnificent symbols of the city, including St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and the more secluded corners, Francesco’s Venice celebrates the mesmerizing beauty and surprising strength of this unique city.”
Notes: Illustrated by John Parker (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 10". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: mosto john parker venice italy history travel writing social cultural art design styles europe 0563521376
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Project Management Practitioner's Handbook by Ralph L. Kliem; Irwin S. Ludin; (£24.00)Publisher: Amacom — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780814403969]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Project management has emerged as the crucial business discipline for the coming decades—so much so that doing it successfully could well be the key to your company’s future. Here is the first practical handbook that leads you through the entire process, ties it all together, and ensures not only success but excellence. Emphasizing the “people” side of project management, this welcome guide shows you how to accomplish project goals while continuously dealing with ambiguity, change, and time pressures all along the way. You’ll see how to: • Lead a project through its cycle. • Define goals and objectives clearly and precisely. • Plan the project’s tasks, assignments, and schedule. • Organize resources cost-effectively. • Control momentum and direction. • Close a project smoothly — on time and within budget. Packed with easy-to-understand principles, tools, and techniques, Project Management Practitioner’s Handbook delivers the know-how that lets you steer any type of project, in any industry, to exactly the right outcome. You’ll be able to: • Plot a project road map that everyone can follow. • Create self-directed work teams that meet or exceed expectations. • Demonstrate significant contribution to your company’s bottom line. • Master alternative methods of obtaining the expertise you need. • Encompass team members’ diversity, mobility, and flexibility. • Build in proven risk-management measures from the outset. • Use metrics to assess quality and reduce waste. • Incorporate network, web, and videoconferencing technologies. At the end of most chapters, you’ll find a list of “Questions for Getting Started” that will help you to identify what steps you need to take — and what resources you may already have in place —t o accomplish the project segment presented in that chapter. In addition, throughout the book, the authors apply each principle and technique to a practical case study — a groundbreaking project conducted by a wedding-services business — with checklists and diagrams to clarify every application. Project Management Practitioner’s Handbook is an A-to-Z resource that gives all managers practical, step-by-step access to the experience and insight of professional project managers. It will be of enormous value to executives and consultants in all spheres of business.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Purple / Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 242 pages. Tags: achieving administration audits beneficial calculating capability charts checks close-out company-wide concurrent configuration context controlling corporate costs creating crmo cultural culture cycle data definition delivering developing development diagnostic dimensions documents economics effective engineering epilogue equipment estimate estimating execution failure formation gathering goals governance health histograms implementation implementing industrial initiation international introducing involved
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Force, Fate, and Freedom: On Historical Sociology by Reinhard Bendix (£23.00)Publisher: University of California Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0520049314]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and title page. Text complete, clean and tight. A reasonable copy, uncommon in this hardback edition. Description: From the cover: “An introduction to historical sociology, Force, Fate, and Freedom also serves as a critical analysis of the belief in economic and political progress through social knowledge. The book develops the historicist approach to social change first championed by Max Weber. Following a theoretical introduction, Professor Bendix presents an overview of the foundations of political authority in Japan, Russia, Germany, France, and England, giving special attention to the development of authority in industry. Two remaining chapters analyze the problems of citizenship of the lower classes in the process of nation-building and the role that intellectual mobilization plays in the process of modernization..”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 144 pages. Tags: addresses conflict cultural essays historical history influence lectures liberty max philosophy political rationalism science sciences social sociology studies theories weber
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John Laurens: Envoy to Paris by Juliet Cox Coleman (£23.00)Publisher: Vantage Press — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0533024943]Condition: Very Good - in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper edge worn with some slight nicks and very small loss. Bookplate to front paste down. Ex-libris Crosby Hall sticker to front pastedown, small sticker to rear pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Signed by the author on the title page "To Her Royal Highness Princess Alice the Duchess of Gloucester in appreciation of beautiful visits to county hall over a span of twenty-five years. Sincerely yours, Juliet Cox Coleman (Mrs Brig. R Hunter) October 2, 1981." — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Also carries a signed plate to the pastedown.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 159 pages. Tags: colonel john laurens bayard the american revolution continental captain jack callaway tory mischief molly godwin authentic cultural historical setting crosscurrents love and war charles towne philadelphia mount vernon williamsburg york towne plantation historical fiction fictional history
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New Hyperion: Poems and Critical Essays by Edited by Geoffrey Handley-Taylor (£23.00)Publisher: George Ronald — 1950Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the spine ends and a generally grubby appearance. Boards faded at the spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Signed by the author on the ½-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Vol II in the series. From the cover: “Geoffrey Handley-Taylor, Founder and chairman of British Poetry-Drama Guild, is one of the country’s most versatile and active creative artists. His books and critical commentaries on the ballet and kindred arts have already earned him wide recognition. His lecture tours keep him constantly before appreciative audiences and are becoming a well-known feature in the cultural life of the British Isles. As Vernon Noble commented in a B.B.C. programme in 1947, ‘He has built up an international reputation, especially distinguished, and when he is not travelling round the world he may be found residing in the City of York’. York is the home of British Poetry-Drama Guild, a voluntary organisation which promotes cultural activities throughout Great Britain and overseas. Its membership includes many famous writers and artists.

New Hyperion is the second volume in the Guild series and contains new items of absorbing interest written specially for it by distinguished authors.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the British Poetry-Drama Guild series. 88 pages. Tags: 20th acrostic alliteration ambiguity and anthologies aristotle’s assonance bard biblical canzone century cinquain couplet criticism diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable ghazal haiku hymns incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary literature lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical modern narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile sonnet speech stanzas symbolism symposium tanka terza traditions uses verse versifier villanelle
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20th Century: History As You've Never Seen It Before by Richard Overy (£22.00)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 2012Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9781409383918]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 320 pages. Tags: overy 9781409383918 world changing events 20th century decade people political cultural milestones timelines historical moments twentieth history modern
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Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts by Harry Y. Gamble (£22.00)Publisher: New Haven & London: Yale University Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0300060246]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white drawings;

From the cover: “This fascinating and lively book provides the first comprehensive discussion of the production, circulation, and use of books in early Christianity.

It explores the extent of literacy in early Christian communities; the relation in the early church between oral tradition and written materials; the physical form of early Christian books; how books were produced, transcribed, published, duplicated, and disseminated; how Christian libraries were formed; who read the books, in what circumstances, and to what purposes.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 337 pages. Tags: christian literature latin authors history christians books reading literacy church libraries publishing christianity scriptures ancient biblical exegesis literary social cultural english religion 0300060246
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Domesday Book: A Complete Translation by Ann Williams & G. H. Martin (£22.00)Publisher: London: Penguin Books — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140515356]Condition: Very Good. Slight inward bow to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. A Later Printing.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [X] 1436 pages. Tags: land tenure england history law legislation medieval domesday book sources real property britain norman period 11th century british estate social cultural business economics
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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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Contemporary France: Politics and Society Since 1945 by D. L. Hanley; A. P. Kerr; N. H. Waites; (£21.50)Publisher: Routledge — 1984Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415025222]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Contemporary France aims to set the working of the French political system into its historical, social and economic context. The first section gives a succinct description of the main developments since 1944 in all major contexts — economy, society, domestic politics and foreign relations. The authors then analyse the economic, social and cultural structures of present-day France, and discuss the institutional framework of decision-making and the major political forces involved in it. There are also chapters on French external and defence policy and on the education system, all of which are set in the context of the political system as a whole. Aimed primarily at students of European history and politics or of French society and culture, the book assumes little knowledge in the social sciences and will be readily accessible to beginners in this field.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 384 pages. Tags: french experience fourth republic fifth republic gaullism giscardism socialist france mitterrand years contemporary france social stratification political culture 944.082 france politics government social conditions political framework central government french party system agricultural workers french industry french production value french exports french energy consumption french agricultural production tertiary sector defence expenditures main political forces electorate major parties french households population decline rural departments french student population socio-professional category parents
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Health And Cultures: Exploring the Relationships Volume I by Ralph Masi; Lynette Mensah; Keith A. Mcleod; (£21.50)Publisher: Mosaic Press — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0889625492]Condition: Very Good. Wraps slightly curled.Description: This volume, I of III, focuses on the development of policies, the principles of multicultural health care within practice settings, the importance of recognition of racial and cultural diversity within core health concepts, and the need for the continuing education of health professionals and health workers. Today the relevance of cultures to health policies is even more important than it ever was before - the world is smaller, international health care is a reality, and the immigration of people from country to country has brought increasing challenges to health practitioners, institutions, and systems.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 345 pages. Tags: racial health care health concepts health workers
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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 Bed and Border Planner: Over a Million Ways to Mix and Match Perfect Borders by John Walker (£21.00)Publisher: Merehurst — 1999Binding: Hardback (Spiral Bound) First Edition. [ISBN: 1853917524]Condition: Very Good. Bruised and faded at the spine ends otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs in a split page (4 sections) format. From the cover: “An essential guide to creating brilliant beds and borders using three key planting criteria — colour, shape and texture; its revolutionary design allows you to experiment with real life examples before going ahead and buying or growing the plants yourself.

Dip into the encyclopaedic mix-and-match pages to sample the combined effects of 320 tried-and-tested plants and discover thousands of possible planting schemes. You’ll find the answers you need to match the plants you love to the site and soil where they will flourish.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 7½". Pictorial boards. 197 pages. Tags: access according acidity alkalinity annuals arranged aspect assessing a—z basics beds borders bulbs buying characteristic choosing colour considerations contrasts corms cultural designing directory disease distances echoing edges enjoying existing extending feeding flap flower fold-out fully further gardens glossary grouping growing habit and half-hardy height illustrated importance impressions improving index influence jobs lists maintaining membranes mix-and-match mood needs patterns peak perennials pest planning planting plant's preparation redesigning season seasonal secrets selecting selector setting shapes sharing shrubs site staking suitable suppliers tender textural texture three-page trees types understanding using watering
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Economic Theory and Marketing Practice by Angela Hatton; Mike Oldroyd; (£20.50)Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0750602414]Condition: Near Fine.Description: This book has been designed to address the needs of those students of business and marketing who are studying economics. The prime focus of the book is students of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), but many business students will find our marketing oriented approach to economics valuable and easy to relate to their business shidies. 386pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")Tags: standardization problem-solving market-oriented experimentation post-industrial communications below-the-line pre-industrial intermediaries manufacturing undiversified eighty-twenty questionnaire reinforcement communication multinational international fundamentals organization contribution post-testing distributors coordination distribution quantitative descriptions segmentation demographics availability non-reactive multivariate remuneration intelligence qualitative convenience penetration uncertainty operational observation advertising diversified promotional orientation environment forecasting assumptions expectation unitization integration information discussions
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Europe 1880-1945 by John Roberts (£20.50)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine, a little faded overall. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps [8];

From the cover: “This book provides a guide to the most important changes in European history between 1880 and 1945. Not all of these are political in the conventional sense as they embrace cultural and philosophical ideas which are often neglected in more traditional books.

The core of the work is an examination of the process by which Europe, while displaying extraordinary vitality and creativity, failed to solve many of her own problems and therefore deployed many of her energies in self destruction. The clearest evidence we have of this is the way in which Europeans rejected the very ideas and institutions on which so much of the achievements of the previous half-century were founded: for example, tolerance, rationality, the belief in the individual and his rights, the common code of humanitarianism.

At the same time Europe was living in a world where other forces were beginning to appear which were also, in the long run, to help to undermine her power and influence; a dwarfing of Europe and the loss of her world hegemony is the major theme of international politics and this, too, owes much to Europe’s suicidal proneness to internecine struggle after 1914.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the General History of Europe series. [XV] 575 pages. Tags: europe history world ancien regime international competition constitutional states autocracy conservatism anti-traditional relations great war postwar economy society democratic totalitarianism dictatorship social cultural change approach second john roberts first editions firsts printings 1st
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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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Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale: Sport, Health and Exercise in Eighteenth-Century England by Julia Allen (£20.50)Publisher: Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press — 2012Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780718892760]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “In this well researched and highly readable exploration of the history of British sport, Julia Allen shows that our nation’s obsession with sport is no new phenomenon. Drawing extensively on contemporary writings, reports and journals, Allen introduces Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale while exploring the medical theories upon which eighteenth-century notions about exercise were based. The role of the physician, the work of the surgeon, the social context in which exercise was held and an in-depth description of the state of sport at the time are given including the rules, specific health benefits and whether women were permitted to join in.

Casting a historian’s eye over swimming, dancing, running, boxing, riding and skating as well as providing biographies of those who took part, this book promises to keep alive the love of sport long after the buzz of the Olympics has died down.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6¼"). [VII] 297 pages. Tags: sports britain history 18th century exercise social cultural outdoor recreation england health fitness medical literary criticism english 9780718892760
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