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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
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

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Gardens of the Great Mughals by C. M. [Constance Mary] Villiers-Stuart (£36.00)Publisher: London: Adam & Charles Black — 1913Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with very heavy fading to the spine. Shaken, slightly loose overall. Hinges weak at start and finish. Personal book plate to the pastdown. Text and plates remain bright and clean. A decent reading copy, really. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Plates; Chronological Tables; Colour Plates [14]; Black & White Drawings [7]; Colour frontispiece; Advertisements; Plans;Notes: Illustrated by C. M. Villiers-Stuart. Size: 9" x 5¾". Decorative Blue boards with Yellow & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XVII] 290 [2] pages. Tags: villiers-stuart gardens mogul mughal emperors principal built islamic garden history design india
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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The Imperial Ming tombs: Text and Photos by Ann Paludan (£22.50)Publisher: Hong Kong University Press — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 962209029X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “In the Ming Valley just outside Peking, thirteen of the sixteen emperors of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) lie buried in one of the largest and most splendid Imperial mausolea in the world. Although almost every visitor to Peking is taken to see the Ming Tombs, surprisingly little has been written about them, and only two of the tombs are widely known to foreigners. This excellent contemporary guide to the tombs handsomely illustrated with the author’s own photographs, will awaken both scholars and tourists to the history and monuments of the entire valley.

The book opens with a brief history of the mausolea and accounts of the classical Chinese philosophy of death and geomancy and the traditional principles of Chinese architecture. In descriptions that are marked by a sensitivity not only to architectural and sculptural details but to total surroundings, the author then familiarizes us with each of the tombs and the emperors buried in them. Paludan’s view is an encompassing one, and her observations range from decorative ornament and drainage systems to birdlife and flora.

A map of the Ming Valley is included, along with charts for each tomb showing the current state of walls and buildings.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by L. Carrington Goodrich. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 251 pages. Tags: china ming monuments peking royal sepulchral shih-san-ling shisanling tombs valley
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72
A New History of Rome by E. Berkley (£15.50)Publisher: Thomas Laurie, Undated — 1890Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Mildly bumped at head & tail of spine and corners and a little rubbed / frayed. End papers spotted. Discreet inscription on ffep. Hinges weakening. Top edges dusty.Description: Blue cloth with gold titling on spine, embossed titling and motif on front cover. Pull out map pre title page. 487pp. Index. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
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

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Lessons from History: The Tokushi Yoron by Arai Hakuseki (£14.00)Publisher: St Lucia, London, New York:: University of Queensland Press — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 070221485X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is heavily faded at the spine and margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Genealogical Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [LX] 417 pages. Tags: japan history period child rulers fujiwara kampaku emperors daigo murakami empire minamoto shoguns go-daigo yoritomo muromachi toyotomi hideyoshi politics government
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72
The Grandeur That Was Rome by J. C. Stobart (£13.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jacdso — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 028348456X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: This work on Roman culture and civilization has been acknowledged as a masterpiece. Few books have so successfully conveyed the scope and sweep of a period and yet retained such a scrupulous concern for scholastic accuracy. The author measures the achievements of the Romans not so much by their military success and imperial expansion, but by their cultural and political contribution to the welfare of mankind.Illustrated with B&W photographs.Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitutio marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius usurpation
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Germany by Luisa Tschabushnig (£11.50)Publisher: Tiger — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781855012929]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Germany has assumed a significant political and economic role on the world stage and has asserted itself as one of the great industrial powers. However, this modern and industrial nation also contains monuments which bear witness to a rich historical and cultural past and which increase the charm of the landscape. The town of Dinkelsbuhl with its 14th-century houses, towers and ramparts, or Rothenburg ob der Tauber with its splendid Gothic cathedral, are two examples of the many city-museums to be found in Germany. The Rhine valley contains an extraordinary series of romantic, idyllic and historical landscapes and, although it is not far from the country’s modern metropolises, it often gives the impression of being an area in which time has stood still.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: germany german historical heritage german civilization cathedrals abbeys cities kirchner gropius germans thuringians bavarians saxons slavs saxon frank swabian emperors feudal framework westphalia german states bavaria prussia frederick leipzig congress vienna german confederation bismarck chancellor german economic politics rhine st. castor st. florin liebfrauenkirche romanesque architecture german towns trier
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The Last Great Empress of China by Charlotte Haldane (£11.50)Publisher: Constable — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dustwrapper. Edges of the dustwrapper frayed, creases and short closed tears to the corners and spine ends. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Blanks and pastedowns tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Portraiture frontispiece. From the flap: “From 1861-1908 Tzu His, the Empress Dowager, was the undisputed ruler of China. She spent nearly all her life in the magnificent but impenetrable seclusion of the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, which she entered in 1853 as a minor concubine of the Hsien Feng Emperor. Her enemies claimed that she was more vicious and depraved than Messalina; crueller than Lucrezia Borgia; more despotic than Catherine the Great. Her British and American admirers have placed her above Elizabeth I of England as the greatest stateswoman the world has ever known.”Notes: Jacket designed by Graham Bishop. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt on Red Title Plate titling to the Spine. 304 pages. Tags: first wife tung chih an-te-hai chief eunuch big sword society bogue forts boxer rising rebellion peking empress dowager british east india company buddhist canton province celestial empire chang ju-mei chekiang chefoo chi hsiang emperor chia ching communists chinese christians imperial customs dynasty chu hung-teng chung cochin-china cold palace dragon throne consort
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
History by Neil Grant (£9.50)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 060056892X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with slight tanning to the margins. Text complete, clean and tight. Lacks the 4pp pull out unfortunately.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs and drawings. From the cover: “Journey through History is one of a series of exciting new reference hooks designed especially for older children. Divided into four sections — The Ancient World, The Medieval World, Reform and Revolution, The Modern World — it takes its readers on a step-by-step trip through the exciting world of the past, from the earliest times, through the splendours of many great civilizations, to the stirring events and revolutions of our own century.

To make readers’ journey into the past as vivid and exciting as possible, Journey through History includes a wealth of full-colour illustrations and photographs. You will be able to see what people such as Julius Caesar and Louis XIV probably looked like, to imagine yourself caught up in a Viking raid, or to marvel at the artistic skills of Michelangelo. In addition, explanatory maps will help you follow the text.

Journey through History also features fact strips at the foot of each page which highlight important dates and.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. In the Journey Through series. 80 pages. Tags: absolutism african american ancient byzantine chinese christian civilizations crete dictators egypt emperors empire franks german independence israel japanese juvenile literature living lslam machines medieval mesopotamia muslim mycenae nonfiction peace prosperity railway reformation religion renaissance revolution roman vikings wars ways
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The History of the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire: 28 Selected Chapters by Edward Gibbon (£9.50)Publisher: Wordsworth Editions — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1853264997]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Edited and annotated, with an Introduction by Antony Lentin and Brian Norman. From the cover: “Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published between 1776 and 1788, is the undisputed masterpiece of English historical writing which can only perish with the language itself. Its length alone is a measure of its monumental quality — seventy-one chapters, of which twenty-eight appear in full in this edition. With style, learning and wit, Gibbon takes the reader through the history of Europe from the second century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453 — an enthralling account by ‘the greatest of the historians of the Enlightenment’. This edition includes Gibbon’s footnotes and quotations, here translated for the first time, together with brief explanatory comments, a precis of the chapters not included, 16 maps, a glossary, and a list of emperors.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Classics of World Literature series. 1056 pages. Tags: antoniniana trebonianus argentorate valentinian babylonians crucifixion constitution marcomannic destruction citizenship persecution triumvirate independent constantius herculaneum institution cassiodorus constantine burgundians mithridatic usurpations charlemagne consulships catalaunian timesitheus mercenaries annexations augustulus adrianople aemilianus foundation eliminates theodosian magnentius hortensian censorship accessions diocletian theodosius anastasius radagaisus visigothic mauretania belisarius annexation allobroges ostrogoths elagabalus germanicus pescennius
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

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Turning Points by Vaughan Roberts (£8.50)Publisher: Authentic Lifestyle — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1850783365]Condition: Near Fine.Description: From the cover: “Is there meaning to life? Is human history a random process going nowhere? Or is it under control — heading towards a goal, a destination? And what about my life? — Where do I fit into the grand scheme of things? These are topical questions in any age, but perhaps particularly so in a largely disillusioned postmodern era such as ours. Vaughan Roberts addresses these questions and others as he looks at what the Bible presents as the ‘turning points’ in history, from creation to the end of the world. This book does not read like a normal history book. No mention is made of the great battles and emperors of whom we learnt at school. It will not help you pass exams or score extra marks in a pub quiz. It aims to do something far more important, to help you see history as Cod sees it, so that you might fit in with his plans for the world.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 170 pages. Tags: potentialities interpretation materialistic philosophical consciousness reincarnation christianity implications self-denying perspectives materialism particular devotional meditation philosophy challenges scientific paranormal conversion literature questions salvation pessimism professed suffering education mysticism awareness movements religious existence christian formulate spiritual favourite universal evolution survival humanism distress classics personal comforts theology ordinary profound suggests material mystery purpose outlook western calvary meaning passion history aspects christ virtue modern poetry higher wider sense means bring human woman basic jesus faith great evil once life deep more vice good mind what love lost aims into all the man sin and for
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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Japan by David Scott (£7.50)Publisher: Automobile Association — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0749516127]Condition: Very Good. Includes the original plastic protector with the map tucked into the pocket at the rear.Description: Revised edition. [First Edition: 1996] Illustrated with colour photographs & maps. From the cover: “AA Explorer Japan unfolds the mysteries behind one of Asia’s most enigmatic countries. From the imperial city of Kyoto to the streets of Tokyo, evocative photography and informed text reveal a land of ancient tradition and startling modernity. History and culture; Wildlife and environment; Where to go and what to see; Practical information; Where to stay; What to eat and drink; Drives and walks;”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the A. A. Explorer series. 288 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 daibutsuden daimonji daisen-in daisetsu daisetsuzan daitokuji dani-lnari dembo-in districts dogashima earthquake earthquakes edo-tokyo embassies emperors engaku-ji enryakuji etiquette exchange excursions festivals feudalism
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

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Japan by Lesley Chan (£7.00)Publisher: A. A. — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0749512032]Condition: Very Good.Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white and maps. From the cover: “The Thomas Cook Traveller to Japan comes from the world’s leading travel experts and has everything you need to plan the perfect trip. It is up to date, easy to use and packed with hints and tips: What To See — the top sights and the less well known ones; First Steps — how to feel at home; Walks and tours with clear maps; Themes and lifestyle features bringing the real place alive; Getting Away From It All; A-Z practical guide; Shopping; Nightlife; Restaurants;”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Thomas Cook Travellers series. 192 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 daibutsuden daimonji daisen-in daisetsu daisetsuzan daitokuji dani-lnari dembo-in districts dogashima earthquake earthquakes edo-tokyo embassies emperors engaku-ji enryakuji etiquette exchange excursions festivals feudalism
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
Days without Number by Robert Goddard (£3.50)Publisher: Corgi — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0552148784]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Michael Paleologus, retired archaeologist and supposed descendant of the last Emperors of Byzantium, lives alone in a remote and rambling house in Cornwall. His son, Nicholas, is summoned to resolve a dispute which threatens to set his brothers and sisters against their aged and irascible father. An overly generous offer has been made for the house, but Michael refuses to sell. Only after the stalemate is tragically broken do Nick and his siblings discover why their father was bound at all costs to reject the offer. Their desperate efforts to conceal the truth drag them into a deadly conflict with an unseen enemy, who seems as determined to force them into a confrontation with their family’s past as he is to conceal his own identity. Nick realizes that the only way to escape from the trap their persecutor has set for them is to hunt him down, wherever — and whoever — he may be. But the hunt involves excavating a terrible secret from their father’s past. And, once that secret is known, nothing will ever be the same again.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 458 pages. Tags: alarming baffling calculating chilling chronicle cliff-hanger compelling conniving cornwall county crime cunning danger denouement detective devious disturbing engrossing fanatical fast-paced fear-provoking fervent fiction gripping grisly gruesome hair-raising inexplicable intricate killings macabre machiavellian moody morbid mouse murder murders mysterious mystery mystifying nail-biting nerve-jangling nerve-racking novels obsessive page-turner passion passionate plot psychological puzzling scheming shadowy spine-tingling sting suspense suspenseful tale tension terrifying threatening thriller thrilling trepidation turns twists unexplained unnerving unsolved utterly whodunit yarn
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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