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URUGUAY  (Second Edition)
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URUGUAY (Second Edition)

By Pendle, George

London: Oxford University Press (under the Auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs) , 1957. vi, + 107pp., several line-drawn maps and tables. Book clean and square. Gilt title on firm spine. A gilt emblem over undamaged, black front board - a blind-stamped number on rear board. A school prize label affixed to ffep., else textblock unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly nipped and edgeworn, with several short closed tears, and sunning to spine. George Pendle (1906-1977), having spent almost three decades in the area, was considered to be Britain's foremost authority on the River Plate region of South America. After the original publication of this title, the author revisited Uruguay for further study of the country, the result being this much rewritten and expanded second edition. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 11 chapters, Appendices x 5, Bibliography, Maps, Index. Book weight approx. 210g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Second Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.25

FLESH AND BLOOD. A History of the Cannibal Complex
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FLESH AND BLOOD. A History of the Cannibal Complex

By Tannahill, Reay

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1975. viii, + 209pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Minor biopredation on foot, else red boards undamaged. Textblock top edge tinted red, else textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated (Detail- 'The Last Judgement', by Hieronymus Bosch), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with slight biopredation on lower rear flap (text unaffected). While researching her book 'Food in History', Reay Tannahill (1929-2007) found many references to cannabilism in human society, spurring her to produce this book, the first general book in English on every aspect of the subject . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, 8 chapters, Postscript, Bibliography, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 420g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

TIME, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY : Perspectives on Family and Community History
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TIME, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY : Perspectives on Family and Community History

By Drake, Michael (Edited by)

Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishers, 1996. ix, + 302pp. B/white illustrations and figures. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Montage-illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Containing a broad range of authoritative articles, some specially commissioned, this book covers several key facets of family and community history . . . With contributions from historians, anthropologists, sociologists and geographers, it encompasses a great variety of issues within nineteenth- and twentieth-century urban and rural experience, and includes applications of qualitative and quantitative techniques, case studies and up-to-date reviews of research." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 465g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

FOOD IN CIVILIZATION : How History Has Been Affected By Human Tastes
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FOOD IN CIVILIZATION : How History Has Been Affected By Human Tastes

By Ritchie, Carson I. A.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Methuen Australia, 1981. 192pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Plain ochre boards mildly bumped on upper foredge corner. Minimal flecks on textblock edges, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. From the jacket flap: "The heritage of man has been shaped far less by wars, by geography, or by culture than it has by food . . . How man has climbed the ladder of civilization on the rungs of the foods he has cultivated - whether by agriculture, taste, or war - makes for an insightful and unique work." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 14 chapters. Book weight approx. 435g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Australian Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good.

$14.04

GREAT BORDELLOS OF THE WORLD : An Illustrated History
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GREAT BORDELLOS OF THE WORLD : An Illustrated History

By Murphy, Emmett

London: Quartet Books, 1983. 254pp., colour and b/white art and photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on, Plain blue cloth boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Turkish Bath, 1892, by Jean- Auguste- Dominique Ingres), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased and surface scuffed. From the jacket flap: "Bordellos have existed and often flourished in most societies over the last three thousand years . . . This book describes them all: from the devout temple prostitutes to the girls provided to solace the soldiers patrolling the Great Wall of China; from the superlatively intelligent hetaerae of Classical Greece to the poverty-stricken denizens of Gin Lane . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.66 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.25

THE WOMEN OF MEXICO CITY, 1790-1857
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THE WOMEN OF MEXICO CITY, 1790-1857

By Arrom, Silvia Marina

Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1994. xii, + 384pp., intext b/white halftone plates and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper trivially edgeworn only. Text-block unmarked. This pioneering study confronts three main questions about the era 1790-1857 in Mexico City. Were women's roles as narrow and unimportant as has been assumed? To what extent were women dominated by men? Can significant differences be found between younger and older women, married and single, upper class and lower class? Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 5 chapters, Conclusion, Appendices, Bibliography, Index. More. Book weight approx. 485g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

PUNISHING THE POOR : The International Isolation of Kampuchea
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PUNISHING THE POOR : The International Isolation of Kampuchea

By Mysliwiec, Eva

Oxford, England: Oxfam, 1988. xiii, + 172pp., b/white illustrations, maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly and softly creased. From the rear cover: " . . . traces the Kampuchean people's struggle to overcome the consequences of two decades of war, and the ravages of the Khmer Rouge regime. It focuses on their remarkable achievements since 1979 and the many problems which still beset their recovery . . . " Book weight approx. 300g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.42

THE MAN WHO SAVED BRITAIN : A Personal Journey Into the Disturbing World of James Bond.
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THE MAN WHO SAVED BRITAIN : A Personal Journey Into the Disturbing World of James Bond.

By Winder, Simon

London: Picador, 2006. 293pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edge-creased on lower rear panel, short closed tear to upper front. From the jacket flap: "To grow up in England in the 1970s was to grow up with James Bond, and 'The Man Who Saved Britain' is first of all a story of the author's relationship with the 'national religion'. Simon Winder lovingly and ruefully recreates the nadirs and humiliations of fandom while illuminating what Bond's evolution - from books to film, from his roots in the 1940s to his 'managed decline' today - says about class, sex, the monarchy, food, attitudes toward America and a host of other things. The result is an insightful and, above all, entertaining cultural history of post-war Britain through the palliative influence of the legendary Agent 007." Book weight approx. 430g. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

RED, WHITE AND BLACK : The Peoples of Early North America
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RED, WHITE AND BLACK : The Peoples of Early North America

By Nash, Gary B.

New Jersey, U.S.A.: Prentice Hall, 2000. vi, + 362pp., b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft corner crease to a section at rear. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front and rear panel. From the rear panel: "Written by a highly acclaimed historian, this book presents an interpretive account of the interactions between Native Americans, African Americans, and Euroamericans during the colonial and revolutionary eras. Nash argues that, for a fuller and deeper understanding of the nation's underpinnings, it is crucial to see how interlocked were the destinies of North America's many peoples and how fluid were their interactions in the first two centuries of European and African presence on the continent . . . A new chapter explores the American Revolution as a tri-colored movement in which enslaved Africans, free blacks, and Native Americans were intricately involved." Book weight approx. 465g. . Fourth Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

WAR MEMORIAL
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WAR MEMORIAL

By Barber, Laurie

Auckland, New Zealand: Heinemann Reed, 1989. 304pp., plus 1 x 24 page b/white photographically-illustrated section, b/white maps intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Minimal foxing to textblock edges, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented. From the rear panel: "9.30pm, Sunday, 3 September, 1939: New Zealand declares war on Germany, within three minutes of receiving news of Britain's declaration. Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of this event, 'War Memorial' is a detailed chronology of New Zealand's involvement in World War II. Illustrated with numerous maps and contemporary photographs, it is the definitive reference work on New Zealand and World War II." Book weight approx. 490g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

HERE'S THE YEAR
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HERE'S THE YEAR

By Watkins, Peter & Hughes, Erica

London: Julia MacRae Books, 1981. 128pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations throughout by Gill Tomblin. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Original bookseller's label affixed to lower ffep., previous owner's name to front pastedown, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a soft crease to rear panel, faint foxing to reverse. From the jacket flap: "The authors take the high days and holy days of the year, beginning with Advent and write informatively and entertainingly about their backgrounds and traditions. Important non-Christian events are included, but the main focus is on the significant events of the Christian Calendar . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 405g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. Illus. by Gill Tomblin. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

NOBODY'S CHILD : Who Are You When You Don't Know Your Past?
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NOBODY'S CHILD : Who Are You When You Don't Know Your Past?

By Adie, Kate

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2005. x, + 324pp., plus 8 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "With a curiosity inspired by her own circumstances as an adopted child, Kate Adie uncovers the extraordinary, moving and inspiring stories of just such children - without mother or father, any knowledge of who they might be, or even a name to call their own. Too often, the answers different cultures have come up with to the issue of foundlings have been either inadequate or cruel . . . " Book weight approx. 525g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LONDON from Old Photographs
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VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LONDON from Old Photographs

By Betjeman, John (Introduction and Commentaries by)

London: B.T. Batsford, 1969. Unpaginated (approx. 160 pages). B/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. Previous owner's name to ffep., foxing to endpapers, mild tanning to textblock edges, else leaves clean. Number stamp to lower rear pastedown. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edge-rubbed, a couple of tiny nicks, foxing to reverse. " . . . illustrated entirely with contemporary photographs. The earliest pictures belong to the 'forties, when Fox Talbot's camera was just in time to record the old Hungerford Suspension Bridge and the erection of Nelson's Column. The latest show the London of seventy years further on, when the motor-car had begun to supplant the carriage, the Hansom and the horse-drawn bus. These photographs illustrate every aspect and district of London . . ." Book weight approx. 903g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good+/Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.04

FESTIVALS OF CORNWALL
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FESTIVALS OF CORNWALL

By Williams, Douglas

Cornwall, England: Bossiney Books, 1987. 112pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square, Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. " . . . Douglas Williams explores some of the great Cornish occasions in the calendar: Hurling and Gorsedd, Crying the Neck and Marhamchurch Revel, Flora Day at Helston and Obby Oss at Padstow are only some of the events covered in words and photographs . . . " Book weight approx. 350g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

EDUCATION OF THE SENSES. Volume 1. The Bourgeois Experience : Victoria to Freud
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EDUCATION OF THE SENSES. Volume 1. The Bourgeois Experience : Victoria to Freud

By Gay, Peter

U.S.A.: W W Norton & Co, 1999. 534pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Psyche Opening the Golden Box', John William Waterhouse, 1903) card wrapper mildly edgeworn only. " . . . the first volume in Peter Gay's panoramic study of the European and American middle classes from the 1820s to the outbreak of World War I. Drawing on psychoanalytic insights and a rich array of primary sources, Gay reexamines the sexual behaviour and attitudes of the Victorians, overturning a myriad of stereotypes, especially about women . . . " Contents include: General Introduction, orientations, 2, & 6 chapters, Appendix, Bibliographical Essay, Illustrations and Sources, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 720g. . First Paperback. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.53

THE CONFUSIONS OF PLEASURE : Commerce and Culture in Ming China

By Brook, Timothy

Taipei : SMC Publishing , 1998. xxv, + 320pp., b/white photographic and line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Light foxing to endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated (Early-Qing dynasty portrait of Yang Maolin), flapped card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel, minimal edgewear. "The central theme of this beautifully told social and cultural history is commercialization . . . Commerce did more than simply circulate goods, as contemporary commentators such as Zhang Tao knew. It remade society and refashioned ideas by tying producers and consumers together into relationships that bypassed Confucian values. It turned knowledge into a commodity . . . " Contents include: List of Ills., Preface, A Ming Chronology, A Genealogy of Ming Emperors, List of Abbs., Introduction: Seasons of The Ming, Dramatis Personae, Winter: The First Century, Spring: The Middle Century, Summer: The Last Century, Fall: The Lord of Silver, Notes, Bibliography, Glossary and Index. Book weight approx. 510g. . Reprint. Softcover with Fold-in Flaps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.84

A HISTORY OF CANNIBALISM : From Ancient Cultures to Survival Stories and Modern Psychopaths
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A HISTORY OF CANNIBALISM : From Ancient Cultures to Survival Stories and Modern Psychopaths

By Constantine, Nathan

London: Capella, 2006. 208pp., b/white photographic and art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very mildly edgeworn, and indented, small, soft crease to rear panel. "Desperation, duty and desire - the three primary motives for breaking what is the oldest taboo in the Western world, cannibalism. This book investigates all three and presents startling evidence that will challenge cultural and moral perceptions as never before." Contents include: Introduction, Cannibalism and Ritual, Cultural Cannibalism, Cannibalism and Disasters, Famine and Cannibalism, Infamous Cannibals Through The Ages, The Fascination with Cannibalism, Looking to the Future, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 710g. . Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.44

ELVIS AFTER ELVIS : The Posthumous Career of a Living Legend
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ELVIS AFTER ELVIS : The Posthumous Career of a Living Legend

By Rodman, Gilbert B

London: Routledge, 1996. xiii, + 231pp., plus 32 page, b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, small indented area to front panel (price-sticker removal?). " . . . traces Elvis Presley's myriad manifestations in contemporay popular and not-so-popular culture . . . Bradley draws upon an extensive and eclectic body of Elvis 'sightings' . . . shows how Elvis has become inseparable from many of the defining myths of US culture, enmeshed with the American dream and the very idea of the 'United States', caught up in debates about race, gender and sexuality, and in the wars over what constitutes a national culture." Book weight approx. 625g. . First Edition. Softcover with Fold-in Flaps. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.44

TASTE AND POWER : Furnishing Modern France
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TASTE AND POWER : Furnishing Modern France

By Auslander, Leora

Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1996. xv, + 495pp., intext, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid metallic red title over nominally bumped quarter-cloth spine. Plain boards lightly bumped on upper foredge corners. Remainder stripe on foot of text-block, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with creased, closed tears at foot of spine, else very good. Louis XIV, Regency, Rococo, Neoclassical, Empire, Art Nouveau, and Historicist Pastiche: furniture styles in France have changed as regimes have risen and fallen. In this social history, the author explores the changing meaning of furniture from the mid-seventeenth to the early 20th centuries . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 3 'parts', viz: Paradox of Absolutism, From Style to Taste, The Borgeois Stylistic Regime. Epilogue, Biblio., General Index, Index of Names. Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Thus, 2nd Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.56

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE AFTERLIFE : Deciphering the Past from Tombs, Graves and Mummies
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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE AFTERLIFE : Deciphering the Past from Tombs, Graves and Mummies

By Allan, Tony

London: Duncan Baird Publishers, 2004. 160pp., colour frontis, plus colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Matt-illustrated boards negligibly scuffed only. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, small, soft crease to head. " . . . offers a worldwide survey of some of the most intriguing enigmas posed to us across many centuries by death and the afterlife - and by more than 35 specific cases, all described in depth . . . Ranging across cultures, the book casts new light on the beliefs, rituals, hopes and fear of different peoples - from the Germanic and Celtic warrior peoples of northern Europe to the imperial dynasties of ancient China . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 970g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.44

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