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Broadside - [East India Company - China - George II of Great Britain] Görtz, Fr. W. von Schlitz gen. "Georg der Andere [-] Es ist bekant, was vor eine Ost-Indische Handlungs-Compagnie zu Altona anzulegen, und Actien daraus zu machen projectiret worden [-]". Hannover den 1. Junii 1728. by Görtz, Fr. W. von Schlitz gen. [George II forbids investing in new East Indian Company in Altona] - 1728, June 1.

by Görtz, Fr. W. von Schlitz gen. [George II forbids investing in new East Indian Company in Altona]

Broadside - [East India Company - China - George II of Great Britain] Görtz, Fr. W. von Schlitz gen. "Georg der Andere [-] Es ist bekant, was vor eine Ost-Indische Handlungs-Compagnie zu Altona anzulegen, und Actien daraus zu machen projectiret worden [-]". Hannover den 1. Junii 1728. by Görtz, Fr. W. von Schlitz gen. [George II forbids investing in new East Indian Company in Altona] - 1728, June 1.

Broadside - [East India Company - China - George II of Great Britain] Görtz, Fr. W. von Schlitz gen. "Georg der Andere [-] Es ist bekant, was vor eine Ost-Indische Handlungs-Compagnie zu Altona anzulegen, und Actien daraus zu machen projectiret worden [-]". Hannover den 1. Junii 1728.

by Görtz, Fr. W. von Schlitz gen. [George II forbids investing in new East Indian Company in Altona]

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Broadside - [East India Company in Altona - China - George II of Great Britain] Görtz, Fr. W. von Schlitz gen. "Georg der Andere [-] Es ist bekant, was vor eine Ost-Indische Handlungs-Compagnie zu Altona anzulegen, und Actien daraus zu machen projectiret worden [-]". Hannover den 1. Junii 1728. (Hannover, n.p., 1728). Large oblong folio. 1 Leaf, ca. 41 x 34 cm.

Very rare broadside warning and forbidding potential investors about buying shares in the 'Ost-Indische Handlungs-Compagnie zu Altona'. In 1728, under Frederick IV of Denmark (1699-1730) efforts were made to establish an East Indian trading company in Altona, then Danish territory. This was prevented by the Netherlands, England and France in order to protect their own successful trade with China. In the present broadside George II (1683-1760) warns against the imminent failure of the initiative and simply forbids any investments in the company. Any offender will face a fine of 4 times the amount of money which he invested. Consequent to the campaign, the Ost-Indische Handlungs-Compagnie zu Altona failed to raise sufficient capital to start a business. It was not until 1732 that Christian IV signed the charter for a successful 2nd initiative, the Danish Asiatic Company (Dansk Asiatisk Compagni) in Copenhagen, that would significantly stimulate the Danish trade with China, which had already existed since the 17th century. This charter was twice renewed, in 1772 and 1792. The present broadside is signed by Friedrich Wilhelm von Schlitz genannt von Görtz (1647-1728) the Privy Councilor to George I and II of Britain. He was President of the Chamber of Elector Georg Ludwig of Braunschweig and Lüneburg (Hanover), who as King George I (1660-1727) founded the Hanoverian line on the English throne. For routine matters, George I relied on his Chamber President Görtz, who was known as incorruptible and a great financial expert. - Some sm. faults, but - A good copy.

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Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia

Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia

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London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle. 1875. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. Green gilt decorated cloth boards, corners lightly bumped & a little rubbed. Spine edge also lightly rubbed - just light shelf wear. Bookplate to front pastedown and front hinge slightly cracked. A very nice, solid and clean copy of this scarce title. Small gift inscription to top of Preface. Illustrated with eight black & white engravings and large fold-out map [with neatly repaired tears] at rear. 307 pages. Important account of the first expedition to cross from Alice Springs to Roebourne on the West Coast of Australia in 1872 Warburton left South Australia as leader of an expedition that included his son Richard and J. Lewis. It was financed and provided with seventeen camels and six months supplies by (Sir) Walter Hughes and (Sir) Thomas Elder, and sought to link the province with Western Australia. After leaving Alice Springs in April 1873, they endured long periods of… Read More
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Annales Rerum Anglicarum, et Hibernicarum, Regnante Elizabetha, ad Annum Salutis M D LXXXIX....
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Annales Rerum Anglicarum, et Hibernicarum, Regnante Elizabetha, ad Annum Salutis M D LXXXIX. Tomus Alter Annalium Rerum Anglicarum, et Hibernicarum, Regnante Elizabetha, Qui nunc demum prodit: Sive Pars Quarta

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Londini [London]: Guilielmi Stansbij,Impensis Simonis Watersoni, 1615 2 volumes bound in one, in contemporary full leather binding, 1615 and 1627 respectively. 1st edition of Annales and 1st London edition of Tomus Alter. The binding retains the original boards and spine which has been rebacked, retaining the title label. It is slightly worn at the top of the spine joint with the front board and there is wear to corners with some loss of leather. Internally there is a label of Wimbledon College Community Library pasted to the rear of the front board and a small circular stamp of 'The Sacred Heart, Wimbledon' at the side of the Annales title page together with a very faint signature at the top. Contents: 2 blanks; title page; Lectori 6pp; Apparatus pp 1-15; Pars Prima pp 17-20; Pars Secunda pp 171-314; Pars Tertia pp 315-459; Index 20pp; Title page Tomus Alter; tribute to Camden 2pp; Pars Quarta p 1-186; Index 10pp; blank. All with decorative head and tail pieces and initial capitals. Generally… Read More
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Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.  Introduction by Neil Armstrong.

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. Introduction by Neil Armstrong.

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Atlanta:: Turner Publishing Inc,, 1994.. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright price clipped dust jacket. Inscribed "To Chuck, Alan Shepard" on titlepage. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nations most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASAs effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth centurys greatest featlanding humans on another world. Collaborating with NBCs veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of Americas space exploration from the time of Shepards first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.
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An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island; and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli....
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An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island; and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli. Illustrated with a New and Accurate Map of Corsica

by Boswell, James

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Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly in the Poultry, London, 1768. An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island; and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli. Illustrated with a New and Accurate Map of Corsica. First edition, first issue, bound with scarce half title, last leaf blank, Z3 in uncorrected state, all misprints present, map in its first form without scale or degrees. Published Glasgow: Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly in the Poultry, London, 1768. 8vo., 5 1/2" x 8 5/16", xxi, [1, blank], [1, table of contents], [1, blank], 382 pp., [1, blank]. Large folding engraved frontispiece map of Corsica by Thomas Phinn inserted between half title and title page. Engraved coat-of-arms on title-page. Table of Contents (b2) follows the Preface (a3-b1); Z3 in original state with "Maraina" typo; D2 in first state, with the words "John Home" incorrectly placed following the first quotation on p. 51; E2 with… Read More
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GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN POSTER.
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GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN POSTER.

by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

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Printed by Maysigns, East Ham, London for W. H. Barlow-Wheeler. South Woodford. E18. 1959. One leaf. (14.5 x 10 inches). Bright blue silhouette image of Churchill, smoking cigar, printed on white background. No date or no artist named. Page just a little creased but overall a very good bright example. Published by Churchill's election campaign manager for the 1959 general election, the last that Churchill stood in. An interesting poster for the time. With no text and just a bold one colour silhouette the poster relies on an instantly recognisable image to get it's message across.
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COMPENDIO DELL'ISTORIA DEL REGNO DI NAPOLI [Compendium of the History of the Kingdom of Naples]...

COMPENDIO DELL'ISTORIA DEL REGNO DI NAPOLI [Compendium of the History of the Kingdom of Naples] .. Di M. Pandolfo Collenuccio da Pesaro, e di Mambrin Roseo da Fabriano. Con la Giunta per tutto l'anno MDLXXXVI. di Tomaso Costo .. Ed alcune Utili Annotazioni del medesimo in fine di ciascun libro ..

by Collenuccio de Pesaro,Pandolfo (1444-1504), Tomaso Costo and M. Roseo da Fabriano

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Venice: Barezzo Barezzi, 1591. Hardcover. Very Good. Fine Royal Neapolitan coat of arms on each titlepage, head- and tail-pieces, fine foliated initials to the Signori di Capuana. . Three Parts in Two Volumes complete, octavo speckled 18th century calf, decorated gilt spines (one spine label missing, tips & edges rubbed hinges split but held by cords) fine marbled end-papers All edges rouged. First titlepage +[31] leaves +244 leaves +2nd title +[15] leaves +258 leaves +[2] leaves +3rd title +[11] leaves +96 leaves. Early paper repair to lower corner of page 1 otherwise crisp & clean throughout, neat pencil notes in Italian to rear end-papers with "the following passage by Costo copied from the edition of 1563 .. at Florence 24 Mar. 1832 W.M Tarlt". Bookplates with presentation to Cheltenham Public Library by Miss Carrington [1886]. *Revised & enlarged edition of this important historical work by Collenuccio, an early Italian humanist, first published in 1539 after his death.
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[Color Plate] Tour of The Grand Junction, illustrated in a series of engravings; with an...
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London: Printed for J Hassell, 27, Richard Street, Islington; and sold by all book sellers, 1819. Full Leather. Very Good +. First Edition of this work issued as a celebration of the newly completed Grand Union Canal. 8vo: viii,147,[5] pp, with hand-colored frontispiece and 23 full-page hand-colored plates "of great topographical interest" (Hardie; according to Abbey, some copies were issued uncolored). Full period black straight-grain morocco, spine elaborately tooled gilt in six compartments, boards tooled in blind and gilt, turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt. A Very Good or better copy, the plates clean and bright, with sporadic, mostly marginal (occasionally heavy) foxing to text. Provenance: book plate to front paste-down of Howard Calhoun Davidson (1890-1984), U. S. Air Force Major General and veteran of both World Wars. Abbey (Scenery) 30. Tooley 252. Martin Hardie, pp. 140-141. Prideaux, p. 272. The Grand Junction Canal's 93 miles of waterway, from Braunston in Northhamptonshire to the River… Read More
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The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland:...
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The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland: being a new, complete, accurate and extensive tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, The Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney, And other Islands adjoining to and dependent on the Crown of Great-Britain.

by George Augustus Walpoole, David Wynne Evans, Alexander Burnet, Robert Conway et al

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London: Alex Hogg, 1784 A very good copy in contemporary full calf binding. Originally issued in 60 parts, this work claims to be a comprehensive and accurate picture of Great Britain and Ireland. In reality the work mostly covers England with very small sections on everywhere else. There does not appear to be a definitive collation. There are directions to the binder but these number the contents 1-60, probably reflecting the 60 part issue and are very difficult to relate to the actual maps and scenes. This copy has: frontispiece; engraving to the preface; 2 folding maps of England and Wales; 29 single view plates; 52 double view plates; 4 triple view plates; 4 single page county maps; 12 double county map pages; 2 triple county map pages; 3 quad county map pages; and one page of portraits. The binding has been rebacked preserving the original spine and rebuilding the corners. It is in full calf with an intricate panelled diamond design to the boards, and with raised bands, title label and further… Read More
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Antiquities of London and its Environs
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Antiquities of London and its Environs: Containing views of houses, monuments, statues and other curious remains of Antiquity

by John Thomas Smith

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Collection of 96 engraved plates by Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries. Engraved title-page and 96 plates, of which 3 tinted (One duplicated plate bound in.) Plates include portraits of King Lud, King Richard II, King James I, Sir Thomas Gresham, William Earl of Craven, historian John Stowe, famous London buildings such as Bruce Castle, Sion College, Lincoln's Inn Gate, Bloody Tower, Newgate, Savoy Prison, Lollards Prison, old Tudor houses, ruins, gravestones, etc. The engraver John Thomas Smith was Keeper of Drawings at the British Museum, and this series of prints earned him the nickname Antiquity Smith.Condition: Leather spine with five-raised bands and gilt lettering, marble boards, scuffed and worn. Engraved plates mostly clean and bright with slight spotting and foxing to a few. Damp stain to lower edge of first 15 plates outside the plate area.
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Liber Qvintvs Chronici Carionis A' Friderico Secvndo usq[ue] ad Carolum Quintum. Expositvs Et...
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1566 Caspar Peucer Holy Roman Empire Charles V Reformation RARE German Binding

Caspar Peucer was a 16th-century German scholar who was involved in the Reformation, studied philosophy, and was an aid to Tycho Brahe and his astronomical findings. Peucer also published an important history of the Holy Roman Empire beginning with Frederick II in the 13th-century through Charles V.

This 1566 edition is notably rare, as it does not appear in any institutional library in the entire western hemisphere! Exceedingly rare!

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PEUCER, Caspar

Liber Qvintvs Chronici Carionis A' Friderico Secvndo usq[ue] ad Carolum Quintum. Expositvs Et Avctvs A' Casparo Pevcero. Pertinet Hic Liber ad partem tertiam Chronici. Accessit In Hac Postrema æditione locupletissimus rerum & verborum memorabilium index.
Frankfurt am Main: P. Fabricius für S. Feyerabend und Simon Huter, 1566.

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Conquistador
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Conquistador

by Guedalla, Philip

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Guedalla, Philip: "Conquistador " 1928 First Edition, Harper & Brothers. New York and London Used. VG/ No DJ included. Attractive red boards with gilt titling on front and spine. 5 7/8 X 8 7/8. 1928 First Edition Impression A-C on copyright page. 276 pages plus adverts.. HISTORICAL FICTION.
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The Berenstain Bears Go To Camp, A First Time Book
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The Berenstain Bears Go To Camp, A First Time Book

by Berenstain, Stan and Jan

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Berenstain, Stan and Jan: The Berenstain Bears Go To Camp ( A First Time Book) Random House 1982 First Edition, full number line. Ex-lib hardcover library-bound edition Brown cloth boards. Good Condition/ No dust jacket included. A nice find for Berenstain Bears fans.
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South American Journals 1858-1859
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South American Journals 1858-1859

by Peabody, George Augustus

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Salem, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum, 1937. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 209pp. Marbled boards, black spine, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt, slipcase. Corners lightly rubbed, spine lettering mildly sunned, contents are clean and some pages still unopened. Slipcase is lightly edge-chipped. One of 481 copies printed on Hazelbourn paper by The Southworth-Anthoensen Press.
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A General Description of the East Coast of Scotland from Edinburgh to Cullen
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A General Description of the East Coast of Scotland from Edinburgh to Cullen

by Douglas, Francis

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Paisley, 1782. Hardcover. Fair. PRESUME FIRST EDITION ??? >>>Title page has large top corner trimed off. Ink name top of preface. Foxing / spotting . TP 1782 (roman numerals) "Printed for the author, by Alexander Weir ,M.DCC.LXXXII. Preface dtd feb,13 1782 . 310 pg. List of subscribers + errata .Rear endpaper missing. Pencil notes on front & rear pastedowns Bound content tight. No loose/pulled pages. Rear board detached.
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The Discovery of River Gambra (1623)
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The Discovery of River Gambra (1623)

by Richard Jobson edited by David P. Gamble and P. E. H. Hair

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xvi+341 pages with 2 color plates including frontispiece, 13 half tone plates and illustrations, 8 line drawings, 3 maps, bibliography and index. Small quarto (10" x 7") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial sailing ship to front cover. Edited by David P Gamble and P E H Hair. Third Series, volume 2. First edition.In 1623 Richard Jobson published an account of a 1620-1621 English voyage up River Gambia, during which a party, led by himself, penetrated to a point some 460 miles up river. The purpose of the voyage was to make contact with the gold trade of the West African interior, but in this there was little success. However, Jobson's account of the river, its commerce, natural history, peoples, religions, and politics, was the earliest to appear in print, in this fullness of detail, in any language. it was also the earliest detailed account of any part of Black Africa, by an Englishman. Although, in contemporary English, a probing of access to a new trade might be accounted… Read More
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The Journal and Letters of Captain Charles Bishop on the North-west Coast of America, in the...
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The Journal and Letters of Captain Charles Bishop on the North-west Coast of America, in the Pacific and in New South Wal

by Bishop, Charles (1765?-1810), edited by Michael Roe

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lvi+342 pages with frontispiece, 6 maps including two folding maps, bibliography and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial representation of the ship Victoria embossed on front cover with cover and blind stamped ruled edges with original jacket. Edited by Michael Roe. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, second series, volume 131. First edition.In 1794, Charles Bishop sailed from Bristol as master of the Ruby, a trading ship bound for north-west America. He had instructions to procure otter furs fro the Indians and then to proceed to Canton via japan and sell the cargo. During the years 1794-1802, he rounded South America to reach the Pacific coast, then visited the Pacific islands and the coasts of Asia and Australia. In the Moluccas, he sold the Ruby and purchased the Nautilus; correspondingly, the test is divided into two sections. This narrative is Bishop's journal of his voyages and relates a minor epic of adventure,… Read More
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Panama: And The Canal In Pictures and Prose

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This book is an antique but it is in poor condition. The binding is loose and peeling off the spine of this book. The cover is worn substantially on the edged, corners and all over. The previous owners name is written on the inside front board and the front end page. The inside pages are yellowed and tanned and the page is torn. "A complete story of Panama, as well as the history, purpose and promise of its world famous canal - the most gigantic engineering undertaking since the dawn of time. Approved by leading officials connected with the great enterprise. Profusely illustrated by over 600 unique and attractive photographs taken expressly for this book by our special staff." - Panama
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Across the Continent. A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific...

Across the Continent. A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States...

by Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878

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Springfield, Mass., S. Bowles & Co.; NY, Hurd & Houghton, 1865. First Edition. Hard Cover. xx, 452 p., fold. map; 20 cm. Advts. [2] p. at front and 6 p. at end. The second issue with the added pages on California and the mines by William Ashburner. Published in 32 Letters. Bowles, publisher of the influential Springfield Weekly Republican, friend of the Dickinsons (thought to be Emily's secret love), claims to be the first to cross the country just to see it. Wagner-Camp 410: 2; Flake 767; Sabin 7077; Graff 370; Cowen p. 67. Good+, original brown publisher's cloth, spine faded; sound, tight copy, folding map repaired & vg; some foxing. Stock#OB956.
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Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings (1589-1605)
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Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings (1589-1605)

by Allen, W[illiam] E[dward] D[avid] (1901 – 1973) [editor]

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2 Volumes: xxxii+368 pages with frontispiece, five folding maps and ten plates; ix+[369]-640 pages with frontispiece, two folding maps, six plates, bibliography and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt sailing ship to front cover. Translated by Anthony Mango. Second Series, volumes 138 and 139. First edition.By the early sixteenth century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarch of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighboring Ottoman and Safavid empires, and by the end of the century the southward drive of the Russians intensified the struggle for military and diplomatic control over the whole of the Caucasian isthmus. As a result of this struggle seventeen embassies were exchanged between the Russian tsars and the Georgian kins ruling in Kakheti during the years 1564-1605. W E D Allen and Anthony… Read More
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Volunteers in the African Bush: Memoirs from Sierra Leone
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Volunteers in the African Bush: Memoirs from Sierra Leone

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Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, January 2013. Trade Paperback. Fine. Slight reading wear to corners, otherwise pristine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Not damaged. Suitable for gifting. 163 pages. The 25 authors of this book were volunteers in the first Peace Corps rural community development project in Africa: Sierra Leone, 1965-67. They are also the first group to tell a collective story of Peace Corps volunteers, anywhere. The Peace Corps was in its infancy then, and memories of John Kennedy were strong among the young volunteers. Sierra Leone was also in its infancy in the first few years after independence, before military coups and tribal warfare became common. The authors forthrightly recount their feelings of loneliness and isolation, and their frightening experiences with secret societies and witchcraft, but their uniquely optimistic "can-do" American attitude brought most through a great life experience.
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