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Before the Normans: Southern Italy in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries (The Middle Ages Series)

By Barbara M. Kreutz

Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. xxxi + 228 pp, acknowlegments, 3 maps, list of abbreviations, introduction, 1. The Beginnings; 2. The First Arab Impact; 3. A Carolingian Crusade; 4. Firming the Elements; 5. Amalfi in Context; 6. Salerno's Southern Italy in the Tenth Centuiry7. The Late Tenth Century and SouthItalian Structures; 8. Compania and its Culture in the Tenth Century; 9. Epilogue: The Eleventh Century and After; Notes, Appendix: The Southern Lombard Rulers, 758-1000; bibliography, index. Pages clean and unmarked, binding tight, cover cloth crisp and spine lettering intact. Gray DJ Neqr Fine. DJ with removable mylar protector. 6.3" x 9.3" gray cloth boards in gray illustrated DJ.

$27.50

Europe Leaves the Middle East, 1936-1954

By Sachar, Howard Morley

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1972. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo. xx + 688 pp + xxxviii Index, Introduction by William Langer, preface, list of 16 maps, 14 chapters with cited quotes from participants, notes, bibliography, index. Ffep upper forecorner clipped, pages clean and unmarked, binding tight, cover cloth with light use-wear, text block lower foreedge with shelf-soil 1/2". 6.7" x 9.6" orange-brown cloth boards with gilt design & letters.

$17.50

Black Night, White Snow: Russia's Revolutions 1905-1917

By Salisbury, Harrison E.

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1978. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. xviii + 746 pp, principal personages - at least a hundred historical characters , author's note, 64 titled chapters, Source Notes and Acknowledgments, Sources, notes, index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, DJ with very light wear to lower forecorners, barely noticeable in mylar protector. 6.4" x 9.5" black half-cloth red papered boards, with bright spine design intact, in red gray & white illustrated DJ.

$20.00

Le Maroc saharien des origines à 1670 (French Edition)
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Le Maroc saharien des origines à 1670 (French Edition)

By Jacques-Meunié, D.

Paris, France: Librairie Klincksieck, 1982. Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Octavo. 990 pages total, tome 1 ISBN:225202111X, Table des matières pour tome 1 & 2 - 39 pages; chaque tome avec Table des cartes, Légendes des illustrations, systèmes de transcriptions. tome 2 avec Bibliographie, index, tables tome 2 ISBN: 2252021128. 6.4" x 9.4" manila covers. Previous owner's name inked on ffep of each volume, else pages clean and unmarked, bindings (reliure broché) firm. vol / tome 1 with rear upper forecorner cover slight wrinkle-bumped, with slight splay to cover, else very good overall condition. En broché, très bon état.

$125.00

The Origins of the War of 1914, Volume One

By Albertini, Luigi / Massey, Isabella M. - Editor & Translator

London New York Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1952. First English Language Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Quarto. xxviii + foldout map + 612 pp, preface by Luciano Magrini, translator's note, abreviations, analytical table of contents, text in ten parts with numbered sub-topics - footnotes throughout. fold-out map, index. Volume One of a three volume work published at intervals. Binding tight, text clean and unmarked, spine cloth with light wear to bottom spine edge, still an easy VG, DJ with slight age-toned spine fade with fr lower inner flap clipped. DJ in mylar protector. 6.4" x 10" crimson cloth boards in gray DJ.

$95.00

North of 55 degrees: Canada from the 55th parallel to the Pole

By Wilson, Clifford (ed.)

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1954. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good ++. 190 (2) + fold-out map, list of b&w illustrations, list of maps and diagrams, Editor to Reader; The Face of the Land by M. R. Montomery; First Comers by P. G. Downes; Northern Climate by J. L. Robinson; Men of the Woodlands by Douglas Leechman; Men of the Barrens by A. D. Copland; Mammals of the Land and Sea by Leonard Butler; Furs for th White Men by Clifford Wilson; Fish and Fishing by Lorne Manchester; Flowers and Forests by A. E. Porsild; Wings in the Arctic by T. M. Shortt; Food from the Soil by Grant MacEwan; Wealth from the Rocks by F. J. Alcock; Policing the North by H. Kearney; Old Time Travel by P. H. Godsell; Transport Today by Andrew Croft; Defence of the Realm by G. W. Rowley; index. First Edition, 1954. Not Price Clipped. Light edge wear dj. Only the faintest wear to bottom fore-edge corner tips, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Navy-blue / black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 6.4" x 9.4" black cloth boards in illustrated DJ.

$20.00

Siberia and the Exile System (Two Volume Set)

By Kennan, George

New York: The Century Co, 1891. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine/Glassine. Large 8vo. Volume I. xv, 409 pp, tissue-protected frontis, preface, I. From St. Petersburg to Perm; II. Across the Siberian Frontier; III. The Flowery Plains ofTobolsk; IV. The Tiumen Forwarding Prison; V. A Siberian Convict Bargs; VI. First Impression of Post Travel; VII. The Great Kirghis Steepe; VIII. Our First Meeting with Political Exiles; IX. Bridle Paths of the Altai; X. Two Colonies of Political Exiles; XI. Exile by Administrative Process; XII. The Province and the City f Tomsk; XIII. The Tomsk Forwarding Prison; XIV. The Life of Political Exiles; XV. The Great Siberian Road; XVI. Deportation by Etape with b&w illustrations throughout. Volume II. x, 575 pp, tissue-protected frontis, list of b&w illustrations and maps, I. Prisons and Exiles in Irkutsk; II. Under Police Surveillance; III. A Visit to the Selenginsk Lamasery; IV. A Ride Through the Trans-Baikal; V. The Convict Mines of Kara; VI. The Kara "Free Command"; VII. State Criminals at Kara; VIII. The History of the Kara Political Prison; IX. The Silver Mines of Nerchinsk; X. Adventures in Eastern Siberia; XI. The Great Siberian Road in Winter; XII. Our Last Days in Siberia; XIII. The Character of Political Exiles; XIV. Evils and Projected Reforms; Appendix: A. List of authorities cited; B. The Russian Press Censorship; C. Revolutionary Documents; C. Laws and Orders of the Government with Regard to Political Offenses and Offenders; E. The Tomsk Forwarding Prison; F. Condition of Prisons; G. Reports of the Governor-General of Eastern Siberia to the Tsar, index. First Edition, 1891. Clear glassine wraps protected boards. Minor edge wear with lightly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edge, and 1" closed tear to rear free endpaper, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with decorative embossed floral pattern and gilt lettering to front board and spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$200.00

The El Dorado Trail: The Story of the Gold Rush Routes Across Mexico

By Egan, Ferol

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1970. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Large 8vo. xvi, 313 pp, map, acknowledgments, Prologue: The Birth of Ed Dorado; I. Something in the Wind; II. Sellers of the Dream; III. Which Way s El Dorado, Senor?; IV. The Deadly Land; V. Ay!, Chihuahua!; VI> Jornada del Muerto; VII. Barrancas and Playas: The Central Crossing; VIII. Following Cortes: The Southern Route; Epilogue: The Death of El Dorado; notes, bibliography, index. Books in the American Trail Series: First Edition, 1970. "The routes from Corpus Christi to Mazatlan, from Parras to Janos, from Vera Cruz to Mexico City and on to Acapulco and San Blas are explored fully. The perilous journey across the Sierra Madre is also described: the spread of cholera, the Indian raids, the Mexican bandits, the treacherous canyons. Journals of such goldseekers as John Woodhouse Audubon and John Durivage are used in rendering a day-by-day account of what the men of the rail encountred, how thsy were able to survive, or how their journey was cut short by their death." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brick-red cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine, and brown top text block edge.

$25.00

The Early History of the Church at Canterbury: Christ Church from 597 to 1066

By Brooks, Nicholas

London: Leicester University Press, 1996. First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Large 8vo. xiv, 402 pp, list of b&w illustrations, abbreviations, foreword, preface, Part I. The Church and Its Setting: 1. The Foundation of the See of Canterbury; 2. The Urban Setting: Anglo-Saxon Canterbury;; 3. The Pre-Conquest Cathedral. Part II. The Rule of the Kentish Kings, c597-762; 4. The Early Archbishops and the See of Canterbury, c. 604-762; 5. The Early Community, 597-762. Part III. Mercian and West Saxon Overlordship, 762-900: 6. Canterbury and Lichfield, 762-803; 7. Archbishops, Kings and the Lordship of Canterbury in the 9th Century; 8. The Community in the 9th Century; 9. The Struggle for Control of the Kentish 'Monasteries'. Part IV. Christ Church and the English Monarchy, 900-1066: 10. Sancity and Obscurity: The Archbishops and the Community in the 10th Century; 11. Reform and Pressures of Secular Society, 989-1066; Appendix: A. notes on some problematic charters; B. the diplomatic of 9th-century charters; notes, indeces. Studies in Early History of Britain: First Paperback Edition, 1996. "Now reissued in paperback, this critical study of the cathedral church of Canterbury, of its archbishops and of the community, from its foundation in AD 598 to the Norman Conquest is based on liturgical, art-historical, numismatic, architectural and archaeological evidence. An attempt is made throughout to understand the early history of the church without misleading interpretations and myths created by post-Conquest writers." Faintly bumped bottomfront fore-edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding and no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Illustrated wrappers.

$37.50

Frederick the Great: The Philosopher King

By Thaddeus, Victor

New York: Bretano's, 1930. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good - Fine. Large 8vo. 330 pp, list of b&w illustrations, I. Born to be King; II. Waiting; III. Whirlwind of Events; IV. The Bad Man; V. The Philosopher of Sans Souci; VI. Three Whores and a Clothes-Horse; VII. Glory; Postscript; some books of reference, index. First Printing, 1930. "A vivid intimate of the greatest monarch of his age, whose character, with its amazing contradictions, bewildered friends and foes alike. The mystery of Frederick's sex life, his aversion to women, his years spent with Voltaire are all revealed in the light of the new psychology." Price clipped. Tiny chips to top and bottom edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with black backstrip, gilt lettering to front board and spine, and red top text block edge.

$27.50

America's Shame and Redemption [Signed by the Author]

By Dumond, Dwight Lowell

Marquette, MI: Northern Michigan University Press, 1965. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. xvi, 171 pp, foreword, introduction, Guidelines of American History; A Nation and a Legend; Drummer Boy to General; Responsibilities of Power; The Power to Opress; An Empire of Hate; New Horizons. First Edition, 1965. Inscribed by the Author on ffep. "History comes alive through the author's pen and voice. Reflected in his series of seven lectures entitled 'Wooden Spoons' are a lifetime of study and research, a beleif in the dignity and natural rights of man, and a conern for the wel-being of all people in a world of conflicting and shifting values." from the Foreword. Price clipped. minute chip and slight edge wear to dj with age-toned spine of same, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$24.00

The Sinbad Voyage

By Severin, Tim

Norfolk, CT: The Easton Press, 1982. Collector's Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 238 (2) pp, the crew of Sohar, map: track of Sohar, list of color illustrations, foreword by Tim Severin, 1. Back to the Arabian Nights; 2. The Coast of Malabar; 3. the Greenshirts; 4. Sailors of Oman; 5. The Sea of Arabia; 6. The Coconut Rope Islands; 7. Christmas in Calicut; 8. The Kingdom of Serendeeb; 9. The Doldrums; 10. Spar Break; 11. Malacca Strait; 12. South China Sea; 13. China; Appendix: I. The Texts; II. Sohar; acknowledgments with laid-in Easton Press Collector's Notes. Collector's Edition, 1982.. Easton Book Plate but with no name. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, brown moire end-papers, and a brown satin ribbon.

$44.00

The Sentimental Novel In America 1789-1860

By Brown, Herbert Ross

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1940. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-Very Good +/No Jacket. Large 8vo. ix, 407 pp, preface, Book I. The Beginnings, 1789-1820: I. The Triumph of the Novel; II. Richardson and Seduction; III. The Elegant Epistolarians; IV. Sterne and Sensibility; V. Sex and Sensibility; VI. The Sentimental Formula. Book II. The Sentimental Years, 1820-1860: I. Popular Isms and Ologies; II. Ten Thousand and One Nights in a Barroom; III. Uncle Tom's and Other Cabins; IV. Home, Sweet Home; V. Stepping Hevenward; VI. The Sentimnental Compromise; bibliography, index. First Edition, 1940. "Although very few of these once popular novels are read today by critical readers, the secret of their wide appeal is not entirely obscured by their feverish sentiment. The provided a welcome compensation for the emotions, activities, and ideals which life denied to countless readers. The contained an amazing vitality which often transcended their preposterous plots. Frequently they voiced the genuine aspirations of their age." from the preface. Ex Library with donation plate on ffep and stamp on title page, else, no other library markings. Inked underlining and notation in margin of page 33, 40, 358 and 359. Light age-tonning to text block edges, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Russet textured cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

To Katanga and Back: a UN Case History

By O'Brien, Conor Cruise

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1962. First American Edition / 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. Octavo. x + 370 pp, Introduction, 17 chapters, 11 b&w photos, 3 maps, appendices 1-3, Books Consulted, index. Binding tight, pages fresh & white, black cover cloth with gilt spine lettering, DJ, worn at the extremities, chipped at top fr hinge, handles nicely in mylar protector. 6.3" x 9.3" boards in DJ.

$20.00

The True Travels, Adventures, & Observations of Captaine John Smith

By Fletcher, John Gould (Introduction by)

New York: Rimington & Hooper, Publishers, 1930. Limited/Numbered Edition. Buckram. Near Fine. 4to. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. ix (xix), 80 (1) pp, b&w frontis, Introduction; Facsimile of the Title Leaf; My Lords...; The Epistle Dedicatory; The Contents of the Overall Chapters; Dedications; Facsimile of the Folded Plate in the Original Edition; The True Traveled: Chapters I-XXVIII; Bibliographical Note. Faithfully reprinted from the Original Edition: with an Introduction by John Gould Fletcher & a Bibliographical Note by Lawrence C. Wroth. Limited Edition, 1930. Three hundred and seventy-seven copies; This is copy No. 376. "The first part, dealing with Smith's adventures from 1596-1604, between the ages of 16 and 24, comprises the first 24 chapters of the narrative. The second part, comprising the last 8 chapers, treats in very summary fashion of the progress of colonization in Virginia, the Bermudas, New England, Guiana, the West Indies, and Barbados, during the five years that had elapsed since Smith wrote his 'Generall History of Virginia'; and concludes with a brief chapter describing the rise of piracy, whihc as becoming a thorny problem at the time." from the Introduction. Lacking slipcase. Age-toned title plate with lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Rose-red heavy coarse weave with white paper title plate and black lettering to spine.

$75.00

Residences royales et imperiales de France. Historie et monuments

By Bourasse, J. J. (Jean Jacques)

Tours, France: Alfred Mame et Fils, Editeurs, 1864. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Small 4to. 464 pp, tissue-protected frontis, foreword, Introduction; 32 chapters with b&w illustrations. First Edition, 1864. Text in French. Minor edge wear with some foxing to page margins, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red boards with red-leather backstrip, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, and gilt text block edges.

$125.00

Cathedrals and Cloisters of Northern France [In Two Volumes]

By Rose, Elise Whitlock

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1914. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Large 8vo. Volume I. xvii, 297 pp, tissue-protectged b&w frontis, pareface, list of b&w illustrations, list of works consulted, Northern France; Alsace-Lorraine; Champagne; The Nivernais; Maine; Anjou; Laval. Volume II. x, 345 pp, tissue-protected frontis, list of b&w illustrations, French Flanders; Normandy; Brittany with a Pristine fold-out map at back of Volume II and Illustrations from Original Photographs by Vida Hunt Francis: First Edition, 1914. In Mylar protector. Inked name on front pastedown. Only the slightest edge wear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with color illustrated front board, and gilt lettering to front board and spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$65.00

Byzantium: The Empire of New Rome

By Mango, Cyril

London, UK: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1980. First British Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. xiv + 334 pp, list of approx 35 illustrations (12 b&w glossy plates, 24 unpaginated sides), list of 3 b&w line maps, preface, introduction, 3 Parts / 14 chapters, Appendix: Chronological List of Byzantine Emperors, abbreviations in the Notes, notes, bibliography, index. Previous owner's two line rubber stamp on ffep, else unmarked with Fine Crisp smooth black cloth & bright gilt spine stampings, binding Fine, in Near fine multicolored unclipped DJ in dealer added mylar protector (removable). 6.5" x 9.75" black cloth boards in colorful DJ.

$27.50

My Wild Life

By Chipperfield, Jimmy

New York: G. P. Putman's Sons, 1976. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 219 pp, list of 33 bf&w illustrations, 14 chapters, index. First American Edition, 1976. "Jimmy Chipperfield (1912-1990) was a showman extraordinaire. He grew up in a family with a 250-year tradition of traveling circuses. From modest beginnings in his father's troupe, Jimmy and his brother Dicky built the greatest circus in Europe. Later he originated safari parks in England, enclosing a variety of animals, all allowed to run free." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the slightes wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Mottled black and white cloth with black lettering to spine.

$15.00

The Golden Trade of the Moors

By Bovill, E. W.

London: Oxford University Press, 1958. Revised Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. (8) 281 pp, b&w frontis, preface, list of maps, 22 chapters bibliography, index with large fold-out map of North Western Africa, . Reprinted with Corrections, September 1958. "There seemed to me a need for a book showing how the Sahara enriched the Carthainian and bewildered the Roman: how in later times the great caravan routes, linking the sophisticared cities of the north with the great markets and modest seats of learning of the south, not only influenced bhe course of events in Barbary, and even beyond, but sometimes determined it; how all down the centuries, Berbers and Arabs, Jews and Christians, never ceased to draw on the wealth and industry of the Sudanese. This book seeks to satisfy that need." from the author's note. Price clipped. Very small chipping along top edge edge spine dj with partial minute chips along bottom edge of same. Only the faintest wear to bottom front fore-edge corner cloth-tip, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

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