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His Last Bow
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His Last Bow

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

New York: Berkley, 1964. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good-. Interior tanned but unmarked. Spine tight with light crease. Shelfwear to cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Includes "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" (1908), "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" (1892), "The Adventure of the Red Circle" (1911), "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" (1908), "The Adventure of the Dying Detective" (1913), "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (1911), "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot" (1910), "His Last Bow" (1917).

$5.65

The Venezuela-Guyana Border Dispute
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The Venezuela-Guyana Border Dispute

By Jacqueline A. Braveboy-Wagner

Boulder: Westview Press. Trade Paperback. 1984. First Edition. Ex-Library: UK Ministry of Defense, Whitehall Library. Good; Near Fine other than the library markings.

$250.00

Henderson\'s Boys Series Complete Set
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Henderson's Boys Series Complete Set

By Robert Muchamore

London: Hodder Children's Books. Set. Very Good. London: Hodder Children's Books, 2009-13. Paperback. Complete set of Robert Muchamore's Henderson's Boys series in matching paperbacks published by Hodder Children's Books. All books at least Very Good. Vol 1 is First Edition. Vols 1-4 have tears to spines where price labels were removed. Interiors are unmarked. No remainder marks. Includes: 1. The Escape, 978-0-340-95648-9 (First Printing), 2. Eagle Day, 978-0-340-95649-6, 3. Secret Army, 978-0-340-95650-2, 4. Grey Wolves, 978-0-340-99916-5, 5. The Prisoner, 978-0-340-99917-2, 6. One Shot Kill, 978-0-340-99918-9, 7. Scorched Earth, 978-1-4449-0233-4.

$43.80

CHERUB Complete Series 2 (Books 13-17)
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CHERUB Complete Series 2 (Books 13-17)

By Robert Muchamore

London: Hodder Children's Books, 2012-16. Mix of Paperback and Hardcover. Complete set of Robert Muchamore's CHERUB 2 series (books 13-17). Vols 1, 2, 3 Very Good. Vols 4 and 5 First Editions in Fine condition. Interiors are unmarked. Not from a library. No remainder marks. Not clipped. Includes: 13. People's Republic, 978-0-340-99920-2; 14. Guardian Angel, 978-0-340-99922-6; 15. Black Friday, 978-0-340-99924-0; 16. Lone Wolf, 978-1-4449-2260-8 (First Edition), Fine; 17. New Guard, 978-1-4449-1412-2 (First Edition), Fine/Fine. CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. It is a tough job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them. Follow James through his training and his action-packed missions as he learns what it means to be a true CHERUB agent.

$62.75

Dark Sun and Other Stories (CHERUB)
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Dark Sun and Other Stories (CHERUB)

By Robert Muchamore

London: Hodder Children's Books, 2013. Trade Paperback. First Edition / First printing. Fine book. Interior pristine. Black remainder dot to top edge. Spine straight and tight. Cover clean and bright. Not from a library. Not clipped. 'Dark Sun' is a short novel aimed at new readers to CHERUB, originally written for World Book Day. To go with it are three stories: 'The Switch', 'CHERUB at Christmas' and 'Kerry's First Mission'.

$9.95

Our Man in Belize: A Memoir
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Our Man in Belize: A Memoir

By Richard Timothy Conroy

New York: St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. November 1997. Near Fine book in a Fine jacket. Light foxing to edges, otherwise Fine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 340 pages. Conroy vividly and hilariously recounts his adventures as U.S. Vice Consul in British Honduras.

$39.95

The Malaspina Expedition, 1789-1794: The Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 8, 11, and 13)
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The Malaspina Expedition, 1789-1794: The Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 8, 11, and 13)

By Alessandro Malaspina; Andrew David (editor); Felipe Fernandez-Armesto (editor); Carlos Novi (editor); Glyndwr Williams (editor)

London: Hakluyt Society in Association with the Museo Naval, Madrid. Complete three volume set. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 8, 11, and 13. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New books in Fine jackets. Jacket spines slightly faded. Not from a library. Heavy item (8.5 lbs/3.9kg); extra charge for Expedited, Express or International shipping. Malaspina's journals of his expedition from July 1789 to September 1794, newly translated from Spanish into English, with substantial introduction and commentary. Vol I / Cadiz to Panama. March 2002. pp. xcviii + 338. color frontispiece, 39 color and monochrome plates, 9 maps. ISBN 978-0-904180-72-5. Vol. II / Panama to the Philippines. March 2004. pp. xx + 511. color frontispiece, 44 color and monochrome plates, 7 maps. ISBN 978-0-904180-81-7. Vol. III / Manila to Cadiz. May 2005, pp. xxi + 487, color frontispiece, 4 color half-tones, 13 sepia half-tones, 41 black and white half-tones, 6 maps. ISBN 978-0-904180-84-8. Among the voyages of exploration and surveying in the late 18th century, that of Alejandro Malaspina best represents the high ideals and scientific interests of the Enlightenment. Italian-born Malaspina entered the Spanish navy in 1774. In September 1788 he and fellow-officer José Bustamante submitted a plan to the Ministry of Marine for a voyage of survey and inspection to Spanish territories in the Americas and Philippines. The expedition was to produce hydrographic charts for the use of Spanish merchantmen and warships and to report on the political, economic and defensive state of Spain's overseas possessions. The plan was approved and in July 1789 Malaspina and Bustamante sailed from Cadiz in the purpose-built corvettes, Descubierta and Atrevida. On board the vessels were scientists and artists and an array of the latest surveying and astronomical instruments. The voyage lasted more than five years. On his return Malaspina was promoted Brigadier de la Real Armada, and began work on an account of the voyage in seven volumes. Among much else, it would contain sweeping recommendations for reform in the governance of Spain's overseas empire. But Malaspina became involved in political intrigue. In November 1795 he was arrested, stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment. Although released in 1803, Malaspina spent the last seven years of his life in obscure retirement in Italy. He never resumed work on the great edition, and his journal was not published in Spain until 1885. The first volume of this set contains Malaspina's journals from 31 July 1789 to 14 December 1790, covering his travels round South America. Among the places visited and described are Montevideo, Puerto Deseado, Port Egmont, Puerto San Carlos, Valparaiso, Callao, Guayaquil and Panama. Other texts include an introduction by Donald C. Cutter, Malaspina's introduction to his intended edition, and his correspondence with the Minister of the Marine before and during the voyage. The second volume contains Malaspina's journals from 15 December 1790 to 15 November 1792 covering his visits to the Pacific coasts of Central and North America, as far north as Alaska, before crossing the ocean to the Philippines. Other texts include the apocryphal voyage of Ferrer Maldonaldo through the Strait of Anian, which led to a major diversion of the Malaspina expedition in 1791. The final volume presents Malaspina's journals from 15 November 1792 to 21 September 1794, covering the expedition's return voyage from Manila to New Zealand, Australia, the Tonga Islands, across the South Pacific to South America, the Falklands and home to Cádiz. Appendices contain Bustamante's survey of East Falkland Island, his visit to Puerto de la Soledad and his search for Islas Auroras, an account of Malaspina's arrest and the suppression of his report, and details of the two corvettes with lists of their complement and of the scientific instruments and books taken on the expedition.

$126.00

The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger. Three Volume Set. (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 12, 20, and 21.)
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The Arctic Whaling Journals of William Scoresby the Younger. Three Volume Set. (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 12, 20, and 21.)

By William Scoresby; C. Ian Jackson (Editor)

London: Hakluyt Society. Complete three volume set. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Third Series, vols. 12, 20, and 21. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New books in Fine jackets. Jacket spines slightly sunned. Heavy item (6 lbs/2.7 kg); extra charge for Expedited, Express or International shipping. Volume I: The Voyages of 1811, 1812 and 1813. 2003. pp. lxi + 242. 9 monochrome illustrations, 5 maps. ISBN 0 904180 82 4 Volume II: The Voyages of 1814, 1815 and 1816. Appendix by George Huxtable. 2008. pp. xxxvii + 308. 8 monochrome illustrations, 3 maps. ISBN 978-0-904180-92-3. Volume III: The Voyages of 1817, 1818 and 1820. Appendix by Fred M. Walker. 2009. pp. xlii + 245, 2 plates, 3 maps, 6 line drawings. ISBN 978-0-904180-95-4. William Scoresby (1789-1857) made his first voyage with his father in the whaler Resolution at the age of eleven. Three years later he was formally apprenticed to his father and another three years saw him promoted to chief officer. On his twenty-first birthday, his father moved to another ship, relinquishing command of the Resolution to his son. Another ten years would see the publication in 1820 of Scoresby's two-volume An Account of the Arctic Regions, with a History and Description of the Northern Whale-Fishery, described as "the foundation stone of Arctic science for their scientific records and social and religious comment as well as detailed descriptions of navigation and whaling. The second volume of this set contains the unpublished accounts of Scoresby's three voyages in the Esk in 1814-16. These journals show the dangers inherent in annual sailings to the Greenland Sea in latitudes 78° to 80° N. The dangers were not merely those of besetment and damage by the ice where the bowhead whales had to be sought, nor of the persistent fog and frequent gales characteristic of these icy seas; human error and stupidity could be equally disastrous. For high drama, the 1816 journal is outstanding. When part of the Esk's hull was torn off by ice, various methods of repair were tried without success, including a drastic attempt to invert the empty ship in the sea at the ice-edge. Scoresby's ability to return the Esk safely to England seems as incredible now as it was to the crews of the other whaling ships who had eagerly anticipated plundering an abandoned ship in the Arctic. In addition to the journals and the editor's introduction, the second volume also contains a unique "second view" of the 1814 voyage: the journal kept by a young supernumerary, Charles Steward, and an appendix by George Huxtable, FRIN, on Scoresby's navigation methods. The third and final volume in this contains Scoresby's unpublished accounts of his three voyages of 1817, 1818 and 1820. During these years Scoresby's life changed profoundly. An unsuccessful hunt in 1817 led to several changes in partners. At the end of 1818 Scoresby moved to Liverpool, where he completed the writing of An Account of the Arctic Regions and watched the construction of his new ship, the Baffin. After his first summer ashore for many years in 1819, in 1820 he brought back to Liverpool a "full ship" of seventeen whales, despite being faced by mutineers in the crew who earlier had been involved in piracy in the Caribbean and, apparently, hoped to seize the Baffin "and convey her and her valuable cargo to a foreign country." In each of the journals, Scoresby wrote detailed descriptions of his landings: on Jan Mayen in 1817, western Spitsbergen in 1818, and the Langanes peninsula in northeast Iceland in 1820. The 1817 voyage, when Scoresby and others found the Greenland Sea relatively free of ice, involved him in the renewed British interest in arctic maritime exploration after the Napoleonic Wars. The Introduction to this volume contains a major reappraisal of Scoresby's role, especially in regard to his alleged mistreatment by John Barrow, Second Secretary of the Admiralty. The volume also contains an appendix by Fred M. Walker on the building of wooden whaleships such as the Baffin that were capable of routine ice navigation under sail as far north as 80° N.

$114.00

The Refusal of Work
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The Refusal of Work

London: Echanges et Mouvement. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. 1979. Very Good. Rare! Translation of a pamphlet published in 1978 in France. Contents: Foreword 1. The origin of the debate: the traditional worker's movement and the new movement 2. A discussion about consciousness, and organisations, on individual and collective behaviour 3. The critical contest: organised labour versus 'the revolt against work 4. The 'revolt against work' or Fight for the right to be lazy 5. Political ideology and social reality 6. Revolt of work or the end of leftism 7. Anything new in the 'Revolt against work'? The job, the wage itself are forms of social control both at the workplace and during the red of the day . What's new about the 'revolt against work? A new perspective. The 'Revolt against work' and 'Collective struggle'. Work and wage Labour 8. A few reflections concerning the refusal of work, sabotage, etc. 9. Work and capital: first outline of a theoretical approach 10. Bringing the debate out of the rut 11. How some isolated workers see the problem: Escape from poverty or the poverty of escape Repression against absenteeism in France 12. It's always the same ones 13. Refusal of work and the crisis 14. The refusal of work, a tendency towards another society 15. The refusal of work, the movement of capital and the movement of the class struggle 16. Bibliographical notes.

$18.95

A Brit Among the Hawkeyes
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A Brit Among the Hawkeyes

By Richard Acton

Ames, Iowa: Iowa State Press. May 1998. Hardcover. Signed by the author. First Edition/second printing. Very Good book in Fine jacket. Binding is square and tight. Interior is pristine. Corners are sharp. Cover is clean and crisp. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. 207 pages. Since his marriage to an Iowan, Richard, Lord Acton has divided his time between England and Iowa. Much of his American life is spent writing the historical studies and whimsical observations of the worlds around him that have endeared him to Iowans. This collection of Acton's essays reflects the rich diversity of the author's interests and experiences. The first chapter, "Finding Myself in Iowa, " concerns the author's attempts to discover what on earth he was doing in the heartland of America and his growing affection for his adopted state. "London Bridges" describes something of the other half of the author's life in "the greatest city in the world." Other chapters invoke a southern African childhood, surprises in the House of Lords, fascinating fragments of Iowa's past, and why "power tends to corrupt."

$8.95

Dirty Diplomacy
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Dirty Diplomacy

By Craig Murray

New York: Scribner. Hardcover. October 16, 2007. First U.S. Edition / full number line. Published in UK as Murder in Samarkand. Good+ book in a Good+ jacket. Text has a few black ink emphasis marks from a prior reader. Spine straight and tight. 1/4" inch tear at spine tail. Rubbing to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xvi + 366. An irreverent former British ambassador in Uzbekistan discusses his witness to regional brutality under the regime of dictator and western ally Islom Karimov, describing the political dogma he encountered from London's Foreign Office and their senior partners in Washington.

$9.95

Sir John Hawkins
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Sir John Hawkins

By Harry Kelsey

New Haven: Yale University Press. Hardcover. March 11, 2003. First Edition / full number line. Quarter-bound boards. Near Fine book in a Very Good jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Rubbing and light edgewear to jacket. xiv + 402 pages.

$39.95

The British Seaborne Empire
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The British Seaborne Empire

By Jeremy Black

New Haven: Yale University Press. Hardcover. September 10, 2004. First printing / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped. Light edgewear to jacket. No tears. Interior is pristine. Spine straight and tight. Cover clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii + 420 pages.

$32.50

Green Mansions
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Green Mansions

By W. H. Hudson

New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Hardcover. c. 1931 [No date stated]. Black cloth over boards with art nouveau design to front and spine printed in silver and green with a plant motif. Heavy light green endpapers. Sewn binding. 5.5 inch x 8 inch. Very Good book. Text unmarked. Spine straight, ends bumped and worn. 1/2 inch chip to inside top of rear cover near spine. Sun fading to spine. No jacket. Not from a library. 261 pages. William Henry Hudson was an English author and naturalist, born in Buenos Aires of American parents. He was a sensitive observer of nature, particularly of birds. In his books he describes plants and animals in a highly personal manner with great force and beauty. His best-known work, Green Mansions, is a romance set in the jungle of British Guiana. It tells the story of Abel, a wealthy, young Venezuelan who flees Caracas for political reasons and soon finds himself in the uncharted forests of British Guiana. There Abel meets the mysterious Rima, the Bird Girl. As Abel chases after his secret admirer, she leads him further and further into her invisible trap of love. Then the secret begins to unfold. The language of Green Mansions is exquisite, and the book will be especially intriguing to anyone with an interest in nature, for it is not only a wonderful love story, but also a vivid description of the rain forest and indigenous peoples of the Guianas. The plot and pacing are superb, and Hudson's storytelling is particularly fascinating.

$30.00

John Maynard Keynes: Volume 1: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920
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John Maynard Keynes: Volume 1: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920

By Robert Skidelsky

New York: Penguin Books. Trade Paperback. 1994. Full number line. Near Fine. Text unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Light shelfwear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 447 pages.

$33.95

Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition: The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual (New World Studies)
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Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition: The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual (New World Studies)

By Maurice St. Pierre

Charlottesville: University of Virginia. Hardcover. March 5, 2015. First Edition / full number line. Fine book. No jacket as published. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 254 pages. A leader in the social movement that achieved Trinidad and Tobagos independence from Britain in 1962, Eric Williams served as its first prime minister. Although much has been written about Williams as a historian and a politician, Maurice St. Pierre is the first to offer a full-length treatment of Williams as an intellectual. St. Pierre focuses on Williams's role not only in challenging the colonial exploitation of Trinbagonians but also in seeking to educate and mobilize them in an effort to generate a collective identity in the struggle for independence. The author shows how William' experiences in Trinidad, England, and America radicalized him and how his relationships with other Caribbean intellectuals--along with Aimé Césaire in Martinique, Juan Bosch in the Dominican Republic, George Lamming of Barbados, and Frantz Fanon from Martinique--enabled him to seize opportunities for social change and make a significant contribution to Caribbean epistemology.

$47.75

A Concise History of Britain, 1707-1975
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A Concise History of Britain, 1707-1975

By W. A. Speck

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Trade Paperback. May 28, 1993. First Edition. As new. No remainder mark. 228 pages. A concise, illustrated history of Great Britain over nearly three centuries since the union with Scotland in 1707. The general theme is the interaction of state and society--specifically the interplay of parliament and the electorate. The author argues that conservative politics prevailed largely in a deeply conservative society, and that reactionary causes generally obtained more support than radical campaigns.

$30.00

The Anarchists In The Russian Revolution (Documents of Revolution)
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The Anarchists In The Russian Revolution (Documents of Revolution)

By Paul Avrich

London: Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. 1973. First edition (not stated). Red cloth over boards, stamped in gold. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Interior is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Ends and corners lightly bumped. Rubbing, edge and corner wear to jacket. 179 pages. A collection of documents from the anarchists in the Russian Revolution and Civil War of 1917-1921, includes contributions from Kropotkin, Goldman, Makhno, Sokolov, Volin, Pavlov, Grachev, Berkman, Maksimov and many others. Contents: Part 1. The February Revolution; 1. The revolution ahead / Volin (V.M. Eikhenbaum) (23 March 1917); 2. A greeting to freedom / Iuda Roshchin (May 1917); 3. Why I am an anarchist / N. Petrov (23 October 1917); 4. Appeal (poem) / Stepan Stepanov (23 October 1917); Part 2. Aspects of anarchism; 5. Atheism; a. Arise! / I. Selitsky (12 October 1917); b. Atheist manifesto (12 May 1919); c. My God (poem) / E. Zaidner-Sadd (7 January 1920); 6. Anti-militarism : reply / Geneva Group of Anarchist-Communists (August 1916); 7. Anti-intellectualism; a. Proclamation (27 January 1918); b. Pan-anarchist manifesto (1918); c. Anarcho-futurist manifesto (14 March 1919); 8. Individualism; a. Nothing forgotten and nothing learned / A.L. and V.L. Gordin (22 October 1917); b. Anarchist manifesto / A.A. Borovoi (1918); 9. Anarchist youth : comrades! (April 1919); 10. Education : theses on the cultural organization of Russia (November 1918); 11. The future society; a. The free commune and the free city / N.I. Pavlov (16 September 1918); b. Anarchist communism / A. Grachev (15 September 1917); Part 3. Workers' control; 12. Declaration of the Petrograd Union of Anarcho-Syndicalist propaganda (4 June 1917); 13. On trade unions and factory committees / G.P. Maksimov (August 1917); 14. A note on syndicalism / A.A. KIarelin (28 November 1917); 15. To the worker / Ia. Masalsky (19 December 1917); Part 4. Social revolution; 16. The Durnovo dacha (9 June 1917); 17. Towards the moment / I.S. Bleikhman (9 September 1917); 18. The crisis of power / A.M. Shapiro (8 September 1917); 19. Two anarchist speeches (10 September and 19 October 1917); 20. Marxism and revolution / Gregory Raiva (29 September 1917); 21. Revolutionary dead end (22 October 1917); 22. What next? / E.Z. Dolinin (2 October 1917); 23. Is this the end? (20 October 1917); 24. Down with words! / Anna Vladimirova (29 September 1917); Part 5. The October insurrection; 25. Two editorials (3 and 6 November 1917); 26. Party blindness / N.I. Pavlov (18 November 1917); 27. Speech on the Constituent Assembly (10 October 1917); 28. The Bolsheviks and the Constituent Assembly / I.S. Bleikhman (28 November 1917); 29. The soviets of workers', soldiers', and peasants' deputies / G.P. Maksimov (22 December 1917); 30. The people / Volin (26 February 1918); Part 6. Civil war; 31. "Soviet anarchists" / Bill Shatov and Iuda Roshchin (1920); 32. Declaration on expropriations (11 March 1918); 33. Raids on anarchists (April 1918); 34. Arise people!: two proclamations (14 and 24 July 1918); 35. Era of dynamite (song) (1918); 36. To the anarchists (poem) / Victor Triuk (5 March 1918); 37. Three resolutions (August-September 1918); 38. The state and state socialists / A. Sokolov (14 July 1918); 39. Paths of revolution / M. Sergven (16 September 1918); 40. The Red Army (April 1919); Part 7. Makhno; 41. Manifesto (1918); 42. Agricultural communes / Nestor Makhno (1918); 43. To all peasants and workers of the Ukraine (7 January 1920); 44. Who are the Makhnovists and what are they fighting for? (27 April 1920); 45. Pause! Read! Consider! (June 1920); Part 8. Anarchists in prison; 46. A letter from prison / P. Mogila (April 1919); 47. One day in the Cheka's cellar / G.P. Maksimov (Spring 1919); 48. Two letters to Lenin / Peter Kropotkin (4 March and 21 December 1920); 49. Message to the workers of the West / Peter Kropotkin (June 1920); Part 9. Kronstadt; 50. The Petropavlovsk resolution (28 February 1921); 51. What we are fighting for (8 March 1921); 52. Where there is authority there is no freedom (March 1921); 53. The Bolshevik myth / Alexander Berkman (March and September 1921); 54. My disillusionment in Russia / Emma Goldman.

$42.75

The Ambassadors (Konemann Classics)
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The Ambassadors (Konemann Classics)

By Henry James

Cologne: Konemann. Hardcover. 1998. As New book in an As New jacket. Remainder dot on bottom edge. 463 pages. The collision of American innocence with European experience.

$39.95

The Golden Bowl
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The Golden Bowl

By Henry James

New York: Tom Doherty Associates / Tor. Mass Market Paperback. November 15, 2000. First Tor edition (stated) / full number line. Near Fine. Not from a library. 634 pages. Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery explores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses.

$19.95

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