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THE AUDACITY OF HOPE

by BARACK OBAMA

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Published
2006
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First
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9780307237699
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This is a pristine first edition of The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, the second book written by Barack Obama. In it, Obama expounds on many of the subjects that became part of his 2008 campaign for the US presidency. It was a massive best-seller. 376 pages, unclipped dust jacket. This book has not been… Read more
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SLIM: THE STANDARDBEARER

by Ronald Lewin

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Published
1976
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Very Good+
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First
ISBN
9780850522181
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$29.61

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This is a near-perfect first edition of Slim: The Standardbearer, a brilliant biography written by Ronald Lewin. It documents the life of William, Field Marshal Viscount Slim, in the two World Wars, and the inter-war years he spent in India and Burma as leader of the 14th Army, where he was known as Uncle Bill to his devoted soldiers. Slim… Read more
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INFANTRY ATTACKS

by ERWIN ROMMEL

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Published
1990
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Very Good+
Edition
First Re-Issue
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9780773724433
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Infantry Attacks is a classic book on military tactics written in 1937 by then-lieutenant colonel Erwin Rommel, about his experiences in World War I. In this book, Rommel critiques his own strategies in an attempt to learn from his losses and victories. The book was an immediate success, and is mostly the reason why Hitler gave Rommel high command in… Read more
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THE PHILBY CONSPIRACY

by Bruce Page, Phillip Knightley, David Leitch

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Published
1968
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Very Good+
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First
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This is a stated first edition of The Philby Scandal, a chronicle written by three journalists, introduced by John Le Carre, and published in 1968. It tells the story of one of the greatest spy scandals of all time: The Cambridge Five, aka The Cambridge Spy Ring, were five young students who were recruited by the… Read more
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THE NOOSE OF LAURELS

by Wally Herbert

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Published
1989
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Very Good+
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First
ISBN
9780340412763
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This is a first edition of The Noose of Laurels, The Discovery of the North Pole, published in 1989. It is both a valuable addition to Arctic history, and a gripping adventure story. Who was the first to reach the North Pole: Frederick Cook or Robert Peary? Or did neither? This book provides a plausible answer. After the British… Read more
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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD SEA POWER

by Chris Bishop

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Published
1989
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Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780600332749
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This is the second printing (UK) of The Encyclopedia of World Sea Power, which was first published in the UK in 1988. It shows and describes the capabilities of submarines, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, patrol craft, hovercraft, missiles, anti-aircraft weapons, and underwater weapon systems used by the world's navies. It includes 250 color… Read more
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JANE'S NAVAL HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II

by Bernard Ireland

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Published
1998
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780004721439
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$46.54

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This is a first edition (British) of Jane's Naval History of World War II, written by Jane's editor Bernard Ireland. It covers the different types of warships that fought in the war, from aircraft carriers to submarines, assault ships to destroyers and cruisers. Ireland offers new insights, investigating how German U-boats ultimately lost the battle of the… Read more
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KINGS OVER THE WATER

by Theo Aronson

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Published
1979
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Near Fine
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First
ISBN
9780304303243
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Of all royal lost causes, none has greater fascination than that of the Stuart Pretenders to the British throne. For over a century, four successive Stuart kings laid claim to the crown: James II (deposed by his daughter Mary and her husband, William of Orange), James III (the Old Pretender), his son, Charles III… 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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THE BEST OF JAMES HERRIOT

by JAMES HERRIOT

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Published
1982
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Fine
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First
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$55.00

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This is a pristine copy of The Best of James Herriot, Favourite Memories of a Country Vet, published by Reader's Digest (UK) and St Martin's in 1982. This is Herriot's own selection from his original books, with additional material by Reader's Digest editors. It is loaded with photos and illustrations, mostly in sepiatone but there are many in… Read more
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FOREST RANGER AHOY!

by Michael Coney

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Published
1983
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780919931008
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The west coast of Canada has an unusual navy. Since 1911, the wooden ships of the British Columbia Forest Service have sailed the seas and channels of 16,000 mile coastline, and this book tells the story of those ships. It talks about the men, the forests, their jobs and their famous boats. This book was published in… Read more
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EMPEROR OF THE NORTH

by James Raffan

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Published
2007
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First
ISBN
9780002007832
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This is a stated first edition of Emperor of the North: Sir George Simpson and the Remarkable Story of the Hudson's Bay Company. Canada, and North America, cannot be understood without discussing the influence of the Hudson's Bay Company, which once covered 1/12th of the world's land, and remains the world's oldest retailer. It played a huge … 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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$67.69

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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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THE DAVID & CHARLES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EVERYDAY ANTIQUES

by Ronald Pearsall

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Published
1982
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780715398685
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This is ex-library, but it's a lovely book, in excellent condition. You can easily remove all of the library fittings. In its main A-Z section, this British publication covers ground not often explored by American guides to antiques and collectibles, including Axminster carpets, "Billies and Charlies,'' fairings, garden gnomes, and trench art. There are other sections as well.… Read more
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THE COOKING OF ITALY

by WAVERLEY ROOT

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Published
1974
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Near Fine
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First
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This is an excellent cookbook. But it's not just recipes; it tells the story of Italian Cooking. The editorial goes into great detail and there are loads of color photos, including maps and demos. Hard cover, 208 pages. There are a few marks on the cover. The spine is greatly darkened, just from sitting on a shelf for all… Read more
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THE COMMANDING SEA: SIX VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

by Clare Francis, Warren Tute

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Published
1981
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780720713077
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$33.84

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This is ex-library, but it's a lovely book, in excellent condition. You can easily remove all of the library fittings. In the 1970s, British writer Clare Francis made six ocean voyages, which were documented by the BBC. This is the companion book to that. In addition, it includes essays by experts on specific aspects of the sea, … Read more
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BYRON OF THE WAGER

by Peter Shankland

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Published
1975
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780002160568
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$21.15

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This is a first edition of Byron of the Wager, written by the British historian Peter Shankland in 1975. The wreck of the Wager stands next to the mutiny on the Bounty as one of the most powerful and gripping stories in maritime history. The HMS Wager was a square-rigged Royal Navy ship of 28 guns, which was detailed to accompany George Anson in… Read more
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ANCIENT CARPENTERS' TOOLS

by Henry Chapman Mercer

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Published
2000
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780486409580
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The full title of this book is Ancient Carpenters' ToolsIllustrated and Explained, Together with the Implements of the Lumberman, Joiner and Cabinet-Makerin Use in the Eighteenth Century It was first written in 1929. The fifth edition was published in 1975. This is a re-print of that 5th edition. Trade paperback, 340 pages.250 illustrations depict the rare artifacts identified by the American archeologist… Read more
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THE BRITISH SEAFARER

by Michael Mason, Basil Greenhill, Robin Craig

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Published
1980
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780563178521
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In 1980, the National Maritime Museum (British) and the BBC collaborated to produce a radio series on the history of the British Seafarer. From that, the writers of that series published a book. The British Seafarer is a lavishly illustrated history of sailors. It shows what they saw, and includes their thoughts about their life and profession, in their … Read more
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READERS DIGEST BEDSIDE BOOKS (TWO)

by Various

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Published
1959
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Very Good+
Edition
First
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$59.23

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In 1959, Reader's Digest (UK) produced The Reader's Digest Bedside Library, which was a collection of 6 books. It was only printed once and they are now collectors' items. These little books are 5 1/2" x 4", and each has a different theme. This is two books from that set. The Bedside Book of the Art of Living 320 pages Bound-in silk bookmark, which… Read more
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