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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE NAVIES OF WORLD WAR II

by ANTONY PRESTON

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Published
1976
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780600365693
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This is a first edition (UK/original) of An Illustrated History of the Navies of World War II, published in 1976. It was written by the British naval historian Antony Preston (1938-2004) and contains dozens of custom drawings showing various ships, in detail, by the British technical illustrator John Henry Batchelor (1936-2019). It discusses all of the… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF SHIPS

by PETER KEMP

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Published
1979
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Fine
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2nd Printing
ISBN
9780883654095
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This is a second printing of The History of Ships, an extremely popular book written by the British naval historian Peter Kemp (1904-1992). It was first published in 1978 and was continued to be reprinted; you will see the 2002 printing listed as a first edition, but the first edition was printed in 1977. … Read more
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EXPLORING THE WORLD OF THE CELTS

by Simon James

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
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First Reprint
ISBN
9780500050675
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In this generously illustrated introduction to the world of the Celts, Simon James charts their way of life from farming to feasting, their wars, their gods, and their superb craftsmanship in metal, wood, and stone. He covers the neglected subject of Celtic life under Roman rule, particularly in Gaul and Britain, and the continuing traditions… Read more
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ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL

by Paul Davidson

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Published
2000
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780764151675
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This is the stated first US edition of Antique Collector's Directory of Period Detail: How to Identify the Key Characteristics, Shapes and Forms of Period Styles. It was written by the British auction house valuer Paul Davidson. The key to object identification lies in recognizing an era's representative shapes, and this book shows how o identify antique… Read more
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ALEXANDRE DUMAS: COMPLETE SHORT STORIES

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS

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Published
1927
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Fine
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Alexandre Dumas (pere) (1802-1870) was a French writer and remains one of the most-read French authors. He is most famous for The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers; his works have been adapted into 200 films. Short Stories by Alexandre Dumas Ten Volumes in One Published by Walter J Black Inc., 1927 (UK) Then, in the US, by P.F. Collier & Son, undated (I… Read more
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BARON PHILIPPE

by PHILIPPE de ROTHSCHILD, Joan Littlewood

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Published
1984
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Very Good+
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First US
ISBN
9780517555576
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This is a stated first US edition of Baron Philippe: The Very Candid Autobiography of Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Rothschild (1902-1988) co-wrote the book with his companion, the British writer and theater director Joan Littlewood (1914-2002) Philippe, Baron de Rothschild was a member of the Rothschild banking dynasty who became a Grand Prix race-car driver, a screenwriter and playwright,… Read more
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AMIENS - DAWN OF VICTORY

by James McWilliams, R James Steel

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Published
2001
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781550023428
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$20.21

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This is a near-perfect copy of Amiens - Dawn of Victory, written in 2001 by the military historians James McWilliams and R. James Steel. This is a trade paperback--it was apparently not published in hard cover. Amiens (August 8-11 1918) was the first 'modern battle' attempted by the Allies. Employing secrecy, deception and the troops of… Read more
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IS IT GENUINE?

by John Bly

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Published
1987
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Fine
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First Reprint
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This is an unread copy of the best-selling book Is It Genuine? How to Collect Antiques with Confidence, written by the British antiques expert and Antiques Roadshow appraiser John Bly. It was first published in 1986 and was a best-seller; this is a copy of its first reprint, in 1987. It is an invaluable book for collectors of antique furniture, metalware, … Read more
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DEGAS

by Pierre Caban

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Published
1958
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780919630130
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$64.66

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You'll find some of these books listed as first editions and dated 1965, or 1957. The first edition in French was printed in 1957; the first in English was printed in 1958. This is a copy of that first edition. It is a serious work of art history, and includes survey notices, exhibition texts and comments to… Read more
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VINCENT VAN GOGH

by Jorn Hetebrugge

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Published
2010
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781407542737
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This is a first edition of the excellent 2010 biography of Vincent Van Gogh, by the German journalist Jorn Hetebrugge. It is of extremely high-quality, with about 250 high-res reproductions. It tells the story of the artist's life, and takes us through the development and production of his work. It is a large book--3 1/2 lbs, extremely high quality.… Read more
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MANET

by Paul Overy

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Published
1978
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First US
ISBN
9780834300064
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$20.21

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In 1963, an Italian company gathered together the works of various artists and published them as a series called The Great Artists: A library of their lives, times and paintings. In 1978, Funk & Wagnalls published them in the US. Each book is the same: 10" x 14", high quality images and paper, an essay on the life of the… Read more
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MONET

by Alberto Martini

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Published
1978
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Near Fine
Edition
First US
ISBN
9780834300064
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In 1963, an Italian company gathered together the works of various artists and published them as a series called The Great Artists: A library of their lives, times and paintings. In 1978, Funk & Wagnalls published them in the US. Each book is the same: 10" x 14", high quality images and paper, an essay on the life of the… Read more
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TRAFALGAR: COUNTDOWN TO BATTLE 1803-1805

by Alan Schom

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Published
1990
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780718131999
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$36.37

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This is a first edition of Trafalgar: Countdown to Battle 1803-1805, by the American historian Alan Schom. From a review, which calls it 'riveting and lively': The Battle of 21 October 1805, a meeting of the might of the British and French navies, was the result of a strategy laid out by the British Admiralty two years earlier, in… Read more
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TRAFALGAR: THE NELSON TOUCH

by David Howarth

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Published
1969
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Very Good+
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First
ISBN
9781199175076
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This is a first edition of Trafalgar, the Nelson Touch, published in 1969. The battle of Trafalgar decided a nation's fate, and this fascinating account tells the story of that crucial confrontation as it has never been told before. Many people know the facts about Nelson's death, but far less of the battle in which he died: a… Read more
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SEA POWER: A MODERN ILLUSTRATED MILITARY HISTORY

by Louis S. Casey

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Published
1979
Condition
Fine
Edition
First US
ISBN
9780896730113
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$121.25

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This is the first US edition of Sea Power, A Modern Illustrated Military History, which was first published in the UK in the same year (1979). (It is the first US edition, but it was printed in the UK.) It is a thorough, professionally-illustrated study of the three most important aspects of naval power in the 20th century: the… Read more
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THE PENINSULAR WAR

by Roger Parkinson

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Published
1973
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780246640963
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$40.42

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This is a mint-condition first edition (1973) of The Peninsular War, by the military historian Roger Parkinson. The Peninsular War was the military conflict fought by Spain and Portugal, assisted by the United Kingdom, against the invading and occupying forces of France for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. It began in 1808 with… Read more
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HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS

by CHRISTOPHER CHANT

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Published
2001
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Fine
Edition
2nd Printing
ISBN
9781552671580
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$48.50

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History of the World's Warships, written by the British military expert Christopher Chant, presents the complete historical spectrum from the most primitive fighting vessels to the most sophisticated mammoths in use today -- with full technical specifications and building histories. An excellent reference for marine warfare through the ages. It is a thick, heavy book on high-quality… Read more
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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ANTIQUES

by MARTIN MILLER

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Published
2003
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780681783607
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$32.33

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The Complete Guide to Antiques is a a comprehensive guide to antiques and collectables from around the world. The book is a collection of over 8000 antiques of every variety; each entry is illustrated with a color photograph, and includes information on dealer prices, date and origin which will assist you in identifying and valuing… Read more
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MASTERPIECES OF FURNITURE

by Verna Cook Salomonsky

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Published
1953
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780486213811
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$24.25

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This well-known reference work was first published in 1931, but is still consulted by cabinetmakers, craftsmen, collectors, curators, dealers and historians. It is measured drawings, each accompanied by a photograph of the finished piece, of 101 of the most striking furniture pieces of the 16th through 19th centuries. The accompanying text indicates stylistic… Read more
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GUIDE TO FURNITURE STYLES, ENGLISH & FRENCH 1450-1850

by John Gloag

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Published
1972
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780684129389
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$32.33

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This is a first edition of Guide to Furniture Styles, English and French 1450 to 1850, published in 1972. It is an authoritative book describing design, form, construction and decoration of furniture from the Gothic tradition, through Elizabethan and Jacobean, the Baroque, Rococo and Regency, to early Victoria. It is a very useful reference for designers,… Read more
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