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THE CURSE OF GOLD : Democratic Republic of Congo
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THE CURSE OF GOLD : Democratic Republic of Congo

By [Human Rights Watch]

New York: Human Rights Watch, 2005. 159pp., b/white maps and photographic illustrations. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft corner crease to several. Illustrated card wrapper softly corner creased and mildly edge-rubbed. From the rear cover: "The northeast corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to one of Africa's richest goldfields. This report documents widespread human rights abuses linked to ruthless efforts by foreign armies and armed groups to control two key gold mining areas: Mongbwalu and Durba. In their battles for gold, armed groups carried out widespread ethnic slaughter, torture and rape leaving more than 60,000 civilians dead in this remote corner of Congo . . . " Book weight approx. 320g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.71

DRAWN FABRIC EMBROIDERY
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DRAWN FABRIC EMBROIDERY

By Wark, Edna

London: B.T. Batsford Limited, 1987. 136pp., four colour illustrations, plus b/white illustrations and diagrams. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. A stand-alone volume in the Batsford Embroidery Paperbacks series. From the rear panel: "Drawn fabric embroidery, sometimes called pulled work, involves pulling the threads of the background fabric to displace them and produce a pattern. Edna Wark's book looks first at the history of the techniques of drawn fabric before going on to assess its applications for modern work. The subjects covered include: design; stitches; technique and planning embroideries; drawn fabric work on dress; making small items; working panels; and finishing articles . . . " Book weight approx. 420g. . First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.33

TASK FORCE : The Inside Story of the Ships and Heroes of the Royal Navy
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TASK FORCE : The Inside Story of the Ships and Heroes of the Royal Navy

By Parker, John

London: Bounty Books, 2005. 376pp., plus 2 x 8 page b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, light bump to foot. Gloss illustrated boards very good. Leaves clean. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn, mildly indentations, and two small areas of surface abrasion to rear flap fold. "John Parker tracks the Navy's metamorphosis with dramatic first-person testimonies from those involved in some of the greatest British naval operations of the twentieth century: The Battle of Jutland in 1916; the epic campaigns of World War II and into modern times, recounting virtually every major Naval engagement culminating in the vital British Task Force . . . " Contents include: Acks., Prologue, 18 chapters, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 680g. . Reprint. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.92

THE FRUIT PALACE
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THE FRUIT PALACE

By Nicholl, Charles

New York: St Martins Press, 1985. viii, + 307pp., b/white map. Book clean, square. Spine firm, red title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Foxing flecks to textblock edges, endpapers, and pastedowns, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket foxed on reverse. " An odyssey through Columbia's cocaine underworld . . . a travel masterpiece to put with the most inspired writings of Paul Theroux and Hunter S. Thompson, a perilous, unpredictable journey to South America in search of 'The Great Cocaine Story' . . . " Contents include: Preface, 27 chapters, Author's Note. Book weight approx. 610g. . First U.S. Edition, 1st Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.00