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The Story of Scotland Yard

by Thomson, Sir Basil

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1936
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The Literary Club, NY, 1936. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. "Sir Basil's book is a careful and painstaking study of Scotland Yard, enlivened throughout by the recital of various famous cases like the Crippen case, the Cutteridge murder, the robbery of the Dover Mail, the McNaughton Case, and the Hampstead murder. London of the 18th century; without police protection,… Read more
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The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know his World and Himself

by Boorstin, Daniel J.

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Published
1983
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Random House, NY, 1983. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 1st edition, later printing. "An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our… Read more
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The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination

by Boorstin, Daniel J.

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Published
1992
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Random House, NY, 1992. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. Even as he tells the stories of such individual creators as Homer, Joyce, Giotto, Picasso, Handel, Wagner, and Virginia Woolf, Boorstin assembles them into… Read more
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The Quest of Columbus: An Exact Account of the Discovery of America, Being the History written by Ferdinand Columbus

by Meredith, Robert and E. Brooks Smith (editors)

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Published
1966
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Little Brown, Boston, 1966. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A Detailed and Exact Account of the Discovery Of America with the Many Difficulties, Dangers, And Triumphant Return; Being the History Written By Ferdinand Columbus, Son of Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Ocean Sea, Who, as a Boy of Thirteen, Sailed with His Father on the Fourth Voyage, And Heard… Read more
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The Ascent of Man

by Bronowski, Jacob

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1973
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Little Brown & Co Boston, 1973. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Jacob Bronowski traces the development of science as an expression of the special gifts that characterize man. It journeys back through intellectual history in order to find 'the great monuments of human invention.' Bronowski considers the qualities of thought and imagination that compelled man first to analyze the… Read more
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A Land

by Hawkes, Jacquetta; drawings by Henry Moore

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Published
1952
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1st edition
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Random House, NY, 1952. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. "A pioneering work of modern nature writing; a natural history of the author's beloved British Isles that inhabits a lush territory somewhere between science and poetry." Drawings by Henry Moore. FIRST EDITION
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Time Frame AD 200-600: Empires Besieged

by Editors of Time Life Books

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1987-1988
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Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1987-1988. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Imperiled Rome; China's Great Wall Breached; Disorder In Guba, India; The Persian Renewal; New World Migrations; Fine/ As New. An entire college course between two covers!
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Time Frame AD 800-1000: Fury of the Northmen

by Editors of Time Life Books

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1987-1988
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Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1987-1988. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. The Viking onslaught; Byzantium Resurgent; The Changing Face of Southeast Asia; Japan's Distinctive Stamp; Monument Builders in the America; Fine/ As New. An entire college course between two covers!
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Time Frame 600-400 BC: A Soaring Spirit

by Editors of Time Life Books

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1987-1988
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Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1987-1988. Hardcover. Fine/ No Jacket. The Fearsome Celts; Persia at the Crest; Buddhas' Message; The Hellenic Unfolding; Dawn of the Romans; The Way of Confucius; Fine/ As New. An entire college course between two covers!
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Time Frame 1500-600 BC: Barbarian Tides

by Editors of Time Life Books

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1987-1988
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Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1987-1988. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. The Aggressive Empires; Egypt's Golden Age; The Greek Crucible; The Mediterranean; Asian Evolution; Awakening in the Americas; Fine/ As New. An entire college course between two covers!
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Time Frame 3000-1500 BC: The Age of God -Kings

by Editors of Time Life Books

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1987-1988
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Time-Life Books VA, 1987-1988. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. The Kingdom of the Nile; The Ziggurats of Ur; Master Builders in he Indus Valley; Lords of the Labyrinth; Yellow River Dynasties; he Sacred Megaliths; Fine/ As New. An entire college course between two covers!
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Great Museums of the World: Vatican Museums - Rome

by Ragghianti, Carlo Ludovico (editorial director)

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1967-1968
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Newsweek, NY, 1967-1968. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. "From the glorious marble statues and frescoes of classical antiquity through the illuminated leaves of Medieval manuscripts to the full splendors of High Renaissance and Baroque painting. A painted terra cotta Pegasus; the Vatican amphora; antique marbles - Apollo Belvedere; Venus Belvedere; a Roman copy of the Venus of Cnidus; the marble Augustus;… Read more
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Landmarks: Man and the Renaissance

by Martindale, Andrew

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1965-66
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McGraw Hill, NY, 1965-66. Hardcover. Fine/Good. "Enthusiasm for recreating the style of ancient Rome combined with the abundant genius of Italians artists to produce the mounting tide of creativity known as the High Renaissance. Rome became the the center for the highest quality art of the age, symbolized by the work of Michelangelo and Raphael." [Pub. Info] The book… Read more
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Winston Churchill's Funeral

by Life Magazine

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Life Magazine. Softcover. "During the days when every flag was at half-mast England was closer to Churchill that at moment since the las war. We often disagreed with him, but we never had cause to mistrust him. Like them or loathe them, his principles did not budge. For this alone he was always respected and sometimes very greatly loved."… Read more
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On Going to Bed

by Burgess, Anthony

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Published
1982
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Abbeville, NY, 1982. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "An irresistible combination of pictures and prose, tells us much about a subject that tickles nearly everyone's curiosity. Anthony Burgess, author of the best-selling 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'Earthly Powers', here turns his investigatory talents to the fact and fancy, the history and psychology of beds and mankind..." [Pub. Info] 121 color… Read more
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Cambridge Commemorated: An Anthology of University Life

by Fowler, Laurence and Helen Fowler (editors)

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1984
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University of Cambridge, NY, 1984. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "An illustrated anthology of passages of prose and poetry describing life at the University of Cambridge from its foundation to the present day. Change and continuity in letters, diaries, memoirs, novels, college records, newspapers and magazine articles. The human face of the university emerges through accounts of Cambridge… Read more
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Oxford in the History of England

by Rowse, A. L.

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1975
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Putnam, NY, 1975. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 70 black and white and 16 color illustrations. 256 pages. 1ST EDITION
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Sir Walter Ralegh

by Lacey, Robert

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1974
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Atheneum, NY, 1974. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A favorite of Queen Elizabeth, this world-famous explorer conceived and organized the colonizing expeditions to America; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England, and ended up in the Tower, where he was executed. This insightful study is the first based on an accurate chronology of Ralegh's own writings." [Pub. Info] Excellent… Read more
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The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance

by Hale, John

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1994
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Athenaeum, NY, 1994. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Exploring every aspect of art, philosophy, politics, life and culture between 1450 and 1620, this enthralling panorama examines one of the most fascinating and exciting periods in European history. 'A rich, dense book which combines inspiring generalizations with idiosyncratic detail' -The Spectator." [Pub. Info] Photos. 648 pages. 1ST US EDITION
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Scotland in Trust

by Calder, Jenni

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Published
1990
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Preservation Press, Washington DC, 1990. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A history of Scotland through stories of the Trust properties.
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