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The end of the old order : Napoleon and Europe, 1801-1805
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The end of the old order : Napoleon and Europe, 1801-1805

By Kagan, Frederick W. 1970-

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo Press, 2006. From a leading scholar of history and military policy, a monumental account and brilliant new analysis of the Napoleonic era in Europe and the revealing interaction of continental politics and war shaping our modern world. Perhaps no person in history has dominated his or her own era as much as Napoleon. Despite his small physical stature, the shadow of Napoleon is cast like a colossus, compelling all who would look at that epoch to chart their course by reference to him. For this reason, most historical accounts of the Napoleonic era - and there are many - tell the same Napoleon-dominated story over and over again, or focus narrowly on special aspects of it. Frederick Kagan, distinguished historian and military policy expert, has tapped hitherto unused archival materials from Austria, Prussia, France and Russia, to present the history of these years from the balanced perspective of all of the major players of Europe. In "The End of the Old Order", readers encounter the rulers, ministers, citizens and subjects of Europe in all of their political and military activity - from the desk of the prime minister to the pen of the ambassador, from the map of the general to the rifle of the soldier. With clear and lively prose, Kagan guides the reader deftly through the intriguing and complex web of international politics and war. "The End of the Old Order" is the first volume in a new and comprehensive four-volume study of Napoleon and Europe. Each volume in the series will surprise readers with a dramatically different tapestry of early nineteenth-century personalities and events and will revise fundamentally our ages-old understanding of the wars that created modern Europe. xxiv, 774 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [735]-744) and index. Super copy in like Dust Jacket. Free of any inscriptions. Size: 8vo { Heavy } [ Location: A6 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$17.28

Wales in British Politics, 1868-1922
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Wales in British Politics, 1868-1922

By MORGAN, Kenneth O.

Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1980. Third Edition: A neat clean copy in like Dust Jacket. pp: 363 [ Location : br1 ]. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo.

$8.64

THE HARROVIAN: Vol, XLIV No: 6, October 24th 1931 -  XLVII No:6 October 19th 1935
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THE HARROVIAN: Vol, XLIV No: 6, October 24th 1931 - XLVII No:6 October 19th 1935

By Harrow School.

Harrow, Middlesex: Harrow School, 1931. The Harrovian is the School's weekly newspaper, produced by the boys. It includes news, sports results, features and comment articles and dates back to 1828. The Harrovian newspaper, like its previous incarnations under different names, is an invaluable resource for historians, capturing not only details of School life, but also the concerns of the wider world which are reflected in the articles written by boys and staff, providing a fascinating insight into social history. A pretty nice copy overall, for internally the pages are truly fine. Binding is tight and secure. It is clean, but there is a small are of cloth that is faded and rubbed to the base of the spine. { Images to illustrate this will follow shortly.}. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.67

Diaries and Letters 1930 -1939, 1939-1945,  1945 - 1962 [  3 Volumes  ]
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Diaries and Letters 1930 -1939, 1939-1945, 1945 - 1962 [ 3 Volumes ]

By Nicolson, Harold 1886-1968. [ Edited By Nigel Nicolson ]

London: Collins, 1966. Published 1966, 1968 [ 3rd impression ], 1968 - 2 first editions - in Dust Jackets. A decent group. Very Good, just light rubs to extremities of Jackets .3 v. (incl. [32] l. of p. of plates) : ill., geneal. tables, ports. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. [ Location : Br1 / Fps 1 ] [ representative images to follow ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$25.91

The World Crisis, 1911 - 1918

By Churchill, William Spencer

London: Odhams, 1938. A solid copy of Volume I. Covers firm, fade to spine, else contents and binding very good. pp: 718. Preface dated . New Edition. Decent. [ Location: G7 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.28

Documents on international affairs. { 1928 & 1929 } 2 VOLUMES

By Wheeler-Bennett, John Wheeler, Sir,

London: Oxford University Press, 1928. TWO VOLUMES: General Note: Editor: 1928-1936, John W. Wheeler-Bennett. Related Titles: "Prepared . to accompany and supplement the annual survey of international affairs produced by Professor Arnold J. Toynbee."--P. 5. ; Hitler's Europe. Lovely copies in red cloth with Gilt titles to spine. Includes: Liquadation of the War; Naval Disarmament; Permanent Court of International Justice; The Kellog Pact; Europe; America; Pan America; Asia; Middle East, China, Africa. p.xiii, 349; To include: The Kellog Pact,; The League of Nations; The Anglo French Naval Compromise; Rhineland Evacuation; Reparations; Communist International; Europe etc as per Vol for 1928. p. xiii, 254. Excellent. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$21.59

Back to Rwanda
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Back to Rwanda

By Bengt Loosdrecht, Koert Lindijer

The Hague / Antwerp: Sdu Publishers / Standard Publishers, 1997. 83 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm. Civil War in Rwanda. Many colour photographs. Uncommon. [ Location: BR4/3 ]. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.08

The present world situation as I see it
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The present world situation as I see it

By Bibby, Joseph.

Liverpool: J. Bibby & Sons Ltd, 1938. Bibby, Joseph (1851 - 1940), animal feed and soap manufacturer. Joseph Bibby often said that, if the accident of birth had not made him a miller, he would certainly have gone into journalism; as the opportunity arose, he spent more and more time on writing and editorship. Here we have a Rare example of his work. In the original Green and navy wrappers, p. 24, illustrated, with colour double page illustration to centre of the book. A fine example for Collectors of Bibby material. Undated, but was printed in 1938. Size: 8vo [ Location: G7 ]. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo.

$8.64

Delivered from evil : the saga of World War II
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Delivered from evil : the saga of World War II

By Leckie, Robert 1920-2001.

New York: Harper & Row, 1987. On cover "The First Complete One Volume History". A fine copy, in a like Dust Jacket. Free of any inscriptions. xv, 998 p : ill., maps ; 21 cm. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 949-955. A comprehensive book. A fine copy, in a like Dust Jacket. Free of any inscriptions. Size: 8vo [ Location: A5 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$17.28

Seven Years' Service On the Slave Coast of Western Africa, Volume 1

By Huntley, H. V. (Henry Vere), Sir, 1795-1864.

London: T.C. Newby, 1850. Sir Henry Vere Huntley (1795 -7 May 1864) was an English naval officer and colonial administrator. He was the eleventh Governor of Prince Edward Island. From 1840 to 1841, he was the Lieutenant Governor of The Gambia. From 1841 to 1847, he was Governor of Prince Edward IslandVolume 1 only of this Rare title. Recased professionaly, using the original blind boards, but with new gilt spine. Covers somewhat marked and darkened, but binding now preserved and totally secure. Pages are clean, but with occasional mark, but very good. New ep's. Solid copy. . First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$35.99

National Union Gleanings; Volume XXII. January to June 1904

By National unionist assoc.

London: Publication Committee Of The National Union Of Conservative And Constitutional Associations, 1904. Uncommon Journal in the original dark maroon cloth, Square copy, binding tight and pages clean. Cloth a bit marked but decent solid copy. No inscriptions. Covers subjects such as Africa; Army; Asia; China, Church; Home affairs; Ireland, Indian and Colonial Affairs, Foreign affairs, London and far more. p. xlv; 440 Size: 8vo [ Location G2]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$23.39

National Union Gleanings; Volume X. January to June 1898

By National unionist assoc.

London: Publication Committee Of The National Union Of Conservative And Constitutional Associations, 1898. Uncommon Journal in the original dark brown cloth, with a bit of bubbling, light fade spine. Square copy, binding tight and pages clean. An inscription "Chester Courant" to front free endpaper. This was a local Cheshire Paper of historical interest of the time and indeed until at least the 1970's. Covers subjects such as Ireland, Indian and Colonial Affairs, Navy & Army, Foreign affairs, London and far more. p. xxvi; 340 Size: 8vo [ Location G2]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$20.59

Russian economic development since the Revolution

By Dobb, Maurice, 1900-1976; Stevens, Henry Charles

London: G. Routledge & Sons Ltd, 1928. Bibliography Note: "A list of sources": p. 403-408 Further information: by Maurice Dobb; assisted by H. C. Stevens. xii, 415 p. incl. Soviet poster frontis., diagrs ; 23 cm. Although Ex Ref. Library, and with labels to prelims, this remains a firm, clean and very solid copy. Ref Nos to base spine, which has faded. Size: 8vo [ Location: E4 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good ( See Comments). 8vo. Ex Reference Library.

$17.28

London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria
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London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria

By Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.

London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1900. First Edition - 1st Impression: Churchill's fourth book and the first of his two books based on his newspaper despatches sent from the front in South Africa.He was captured by the Boers and his escape brought him to the political limelight.Professionally recased to a high standard, making this copy extremely tight, clean and attractive. Square and pages excellent. New pastedowns and an additional endpapers in brown help further protect this copy. The Spine has been relaid, lightly toned. Folding color frontispiece map, xiv, 498 p., (2)pp. advertisement for Churchill's The River War and The Malakand Field Force, 32pp [ dated 10/99 ]. publisher's ads, 3 other maps (2 folding), and 4 plans. Excellent, minor fox to prelims, else occasional, a nice example. [ Location : Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$359.90

Germany Under the Treaty

By Dawson, William Harbutt

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1933. Uncommon first edition. Being an account based on recent exhaustive investigations of the actual conditions created in Germany by the annexation provisions of the Treaty of Versailles. Including the ruin and impoverishment of once prosperous towns, forcible transfer of German children, dislocation of great populations, scrapping of roads and railway lines, sabotage of canal and river navigation et al. BOOK: a neat and clean copy, Pp: 421 + 3 Maps; in a very welcome Dust Jacket, only light rubs, but with tanning. Nice copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: E8 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$21.59

The Nationalist, a Non Political Magazine for Wales Vol IV No: 31 April 1910 - NO: 41 October 1912

By Anon

Cardiff: 6, Tyddaw Road, Roath Park Cardiff, 1910. A quarterly Magazine in English Text. Bound in blue cloth, very soiled, but covers are firm and contents clean and tight. Various articles of Welsh culture, Eisteddfodau, Poetry etc. Very Interesting.. Please ask for quote outside Uk. Size: 8vo ( Heavy ) [ Location: E6 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo.

$18.71

The Long Week-end. A Social History of Great Britain 1918-1939.

By GRAVES Robert & Alan HODGE

London: Faber & Faber, 1940. A nice clean copy, firm and square, two tiny ink spots to spine, some foxing to prelims. pp: 472, Index Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: a2 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$8.64

The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield with the Characters Volumes 1 & 3 Only

By Bradshaw, John

London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co, 1905. Qtr Bound Cloth & Boards - Philip Dormer Stanhope was born in London on 22 September 1694. Stanhope was educated at home by private tutors and at the age of eighteen he went to Trinity Hall, Cambridge. After spending two years at university, Stanhope left England to visit Antwerp, The Hague and Paris. Later he was appointed Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales and entered the House of Commons as a Whig member for St. Germans, Cornwall. He was again elected to the Commons in 1722 as the member for Lostwithiel. On the death of his father in January 1726, Stanhope became the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield. In 1727, Chesterfield was appointed Ambassador to the Dutch Republic. As ambassador, Chesterfield negotiated Britain's way into the Treaty of Vienna in 1731. For his services, Chesterfield was appointed Lord Steward of the King's Household and made a knight of the garter in 1730. In the House of Lords Chesterfield spoke out against Walpole's administration. He also voiced his opposition by writing essays for opposition periodicals such as Fogs Journal and Common Sense. Chesterfield was appointed to the office of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, a post he held for eight months between 1745-1746. He left Ireland on 23 April 1746 to become the Secretary of State for the Northern Department on 29 October 1746. Chesterfield resigned his secretaryship in February 1748. On retiring Chesterfield spent much time and money building Chesterfield House in South Audley Street, Mayfair, London. Although Chesterfield made his last speech in the House of Lords in 1755 he continued to offer his skills as a negotiator to the king. He died at Chesterfield House on 24 March 1773.A nice looking pair. Books are in neat and bright order. Maroon spine and overlay, with elaborate gilt decor. Geen grained boards. Would make a handsome set if one could locate Volume 2. Size: 8vo. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$14.40