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The Story of English

by McCrum, Robert, with William Cran and Robert MacNeil

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(London: Faber and Faber, and BBC Publications, 1986) 0563202475. 4to; original blue boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 384, incl. index; liberally illustrated with colour maps, and artwork and photographs, in colour and monochrome. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; light bump to bottom fore-corners of boards; earlier owner's discreet book label to… Read more
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(New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008) 9780521842471. 8vo; original tan cloth, lettered in black on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xxii + 218, incl. index; maps; battle plans. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed. Very good condition. ' "In 325 BCE, Alexander and his conquering army prepared to return home, after overcoming everything in their path: armies, terrain, climate,… Read more
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(Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1896). Pictorial bookplate of Sir Arthur Mitchell, K.C.B. Crown 8vo; original dark green buckram, lettered in gilt on spine, with gilt coat of arms to upper cover; pp. xii + 247, incl. index. Corners slightly turned, and extremities rubbed; lower hinge starting; a little foxing to edges and endpapers, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good… Read more
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(Roodepoort: Baanbreker-Uitgewers, 1960). Dustwrapper title reads 'Jy Kan Die Kommuniste Vertrou (om Kommuniste te wees)'. 8vo; original black boards, lettered in red on spine, with red star emblem to upper cover; dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 205. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn, with small archival tape repairs to reverse; regular browning throughout. Good to very good condition.… Read more
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Cleopatra

by Bradford, Ernle

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9780141390147
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(London: Penguin, 2000) 014139014X. 246 x 189 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. 279, incl. index; monochrome illustrations in text; maps. Wrappers a touch rubbed. Very good condition. "The 'Queen of the Nile' was only seventeen when she ascended the throne of Egypt in 51 BC. This ambitious young woman - married to her younger brother and co-ruler… Read more
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(New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000) 9780300137538. 234 x 154 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xi + (i) + 222, incl. index; some illustrations. Fine condition. "Why during the lifetime of Augustus (63 B.C. to A.D. 14) did Roman civilization spread so quickly, influencing art and architecture, religion, law, local speech, and city design throughout the ancient world?… Read more
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Edward VII. A Portrait

by Hibbert, Christopher

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9780713909470
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(London: Allen Lane, 1976) 0713909471. Armorial bookplate of Edward F. Lydall to front pastedown. Edward F Lydall, the earlier owner of this book, enjoyed a distinguished career in the Indian Civil Service, including involvement in earthquake relief operations. 8vo; original rust-coloured boards, lettered in metalllic red to spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xi + (i) + 339, incl.… Read more
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(Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1960). 8vo; original maroon boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper genealogy; pp. xiv + (ii) + 220, incl. index. Dustwrapper a little tanned and edgeworn; trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "THEY SAW IT HAPPEN is a book for all who enjoy reading history. It is… Read more
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Historie en Leven. Vierdie Deel

by Colenbrander, H. T.

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(Amsterdam: P. N. van Kampen & Zoon, [1918]). Small 4to; original dark green pebbled cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; pp. (iv) + 268 + (i). Very slightly rubbed; some leaves unopened; regular browning throughout; occasional fox spot. Good. Dutch text. Herman Theodoor Colenbrander (1871-1945) was a Dutch historian and archivist with… Read more
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Josephus Complete Works

by Josephus, Flavius

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(Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1966). Translated by William Whiston. Foreword by William Sanford LaSor. 234 x 153 mm; wrappers; pp. xxi + (i) + 770, incl. index; 20 full-page illustrations. Wrappers slightly rubbed; earlier owner's ink stamp to title page; old tape marks to wrapper inners and facing pages; some foxing and occasional underlining. Good. … Read more
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(London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006) 0297852302. 8vo; original red boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xxv + (i) + 259, incl. index. Slightest curl to top edge of dustwrapper's lower panel. Near fine condition. "George Soros ... looks at the fatal flaws not merely of the current Administration - with whom his… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 1990) 0947464247. 8vo; original blue boards; laminated dustwrapper; pp. (xiv) + 764, incl. index; several tables. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed; earlier owner's name signed on title page. Very good condition. "An important scholarly vacuum is being filled by this work by Geldenhuys. Our understanding of the dynamics of international and domestic politics of… Read more
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(London: Thornton Butterworth, 1928). 8vo; original red cloth, with black lettering to spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; pp. 287, incl. index; maps; plates. Cloth lightly soiled; binding a little slack; gift inscription to front free endpaper; regular browning throughout; some foxing and fingering; pencilled annotations to rear endpaper. Fair to good. "Seven hundred years ago a… Read more
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(London: Cassell, 1974) 0304293628. Bookplate of J. Willis Dixon to front pastedown. 8vo; original chocolate coloured boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xii) + 212, incl. index; maps; plates. Dustwrapper a little sunned; some spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "Geoffrey Amey has made an absorbing reconstruction of the whole… Read more
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The Black Death

by Ziegler, Philip

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(London: Collins, 1969). 8vo; original green boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; tinted top edge; pp. 319, incl. index; frontis.; map. Dustwrapper a little sunned on spine panel, and very slightly edgeworn. Very good condition. "No human event has been more aptly named than the Black Death. Europe of the mid-fourteenth century suddenly found… Read more
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Sicily: Phoenician, Greek & Roman

by Freeman, Edward A.

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(London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892). Volume 31 in "The Story of the Nations" series. Crown 8vo; original pictorial green cloth, with gilt title to spine and upper cover; pp. xvi + 378 + adverts.; frontis.; full-page illustrations and line drawings in text; maps, incl. 1 folding. Spine darkened, and somewhat frayed at head and tail; cloth a little… Read more
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(London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1890). Volume 8 in "The Story of the Nations" series. Crown 8vo; original pictorial green cloth, with gilt title to spine and upper cover; pp. xvi + 453, incl. index; frontis.; full-page illustrations and line drawings in text; map. Light wear to cloth; spine a little darkened; binding slack; upper hinge reinforced with archival… Read more
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(Zwolle: La Rivière & Voorhoeve, 1923). Limited edition: "No. 31. Christelijk-Nationaal Gedenkboek Van deze Luxe-Uitgave is slechts een beperkt aantal genummerde exemplaren in den handel gebracht." 4to; original white papered boards, ornately gilt; t.e.g.; pp. 412 + (iii); portrait plates with tissue guards; occasional text illustrations. Boards somewhat bowed and scuffed; upper joint starting at head;… Read more
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(London: Macmillan, 1989) 0333480996. 4to; original black boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper facsimiles; pp. 288, incl. index; profusely illustrated in monochrome and full colour. Free and pastedown rear endpapers adhering (aboriginal fault). Near fine condition. "On the one hand, the private correspondence of the Pastons gives us an astonishingly intimate picture… Read more
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(Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1969). 8vo; original charcoal boards; dustwrapper; pp. 180, incl. index. Dustwrapper a little rubbed. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. The first in a projected series of three books on the significance of nationalism in history. "Nasionalisme is een van die belangrikste ideologieë en motiverende kragte van die afgelope honderd jaar. As… Read more
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