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A history of The Book in 100 Books

By: Cave, Roderick; Ayad, Sara

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2014

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 027106

ISBN: 174331714X

Condition: Brand New


A brand new unmarked book. "From inscriptions on tombs to the first writings on papyrus; from scrolls to the first bound codex books in Roman times; from exclusive and expensive hand-scribed books to the creation of movable type and the invention of printing for the masses; and from the printed book to the digital book, the e-book reader and beyond - discover the History of the Book in 1000 books." View more info

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Lenin's Private War : The Voyage of the Philosophy steamer and the Exile of the Intelligentsia

By: Chamberlain, Lesley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2007

Edition: First U.S. Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 023400

ISBN: 0312367309

Condition: Nr. Fine


In 1922, Lenin personally drew up a list of some 160 'undesirable' intellectuals - mostly philosophers, academics, scientists and journalists - to be deported from the new Soviet State. 'We're going to cleanse Russia once and for all' he wrote to Stalin, whose job it was to oversee the deportation. Two ships sailed from Petrograd that autumn, taking Old Russia's eminent men and their families away to what would become permanent exile in Berlin, Prague and Paris. Lesley Chamberlain creates a rich portrait of this chilling historical moment, evoked with immediacy through the journals, letters, a... View more info

The Melbourne General Cemetery : History, Graves of the Famous and Infamous, Memorable Memorials, Self-Guided Walks

By: Chambers, Don

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Hyland House: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: 026661

ISBN: 1864470577

Condition: Very Good


In excellent condition, two tiny spots to first page but no other marks, faint crease to lower right corner front panel. Includes history, graves of the famous and infamous memorable memorials, self-guided walks. View more info

Celtic Sexuality : Power, Paradigms and Passion

By: Cherici, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Duckworth Publishers: 1995

Edition: First U.K. Edition

Seller ID: 023568

ISBN: 0715626884

Condition: Very Good


"Explores the impact of sexuality on war, politics, law and spirituality. Far from limiting itself to events of the distant pat, this book provides an exciting and fresh examination of the human condition by emphasizing that the Celts of ancient times were little different from the m,en and women who walked the earth after then." View more info

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How Old Are You?: Age Consciousness in American Culture

By: Chudacoff, Howard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., Princeton Univ Pr: 1992

Seller ID: 018576

ISBN: 0691006210

Condition: Very Good


Most Americans take it for granted that a thirteen-year-old in the fifth grade is "behind schedule," that "teenagers who marry "too early" are in for trouble, and that a seventy-five-year-old will be pleased at being told, "You look young for your age." Did an awareness of age always dominate American life? Howard Chudacoff reveals that our intense age consciousness has developed only gradually since the late nineteenth century. In so doing, he explores a wide range of topics, including demographic change, the development of pediatrics and psychological testing, and popular music from the e... View more info

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The Last thousand Days of the British Empire

By: Clarke, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.K., Penguin: 2007

Edition: First

Seller ID: 024131

ISBN: 071399830X

Condition: Very Good


PO name/details half title page, fore-edges lightly tanned, 7 small spots to fore-edges (? tea/coffee). D/W with sl. edgewear, small tears to upper flap folds (now protectefd in removable clear archival plastic). View more info

The Face of London : The record of a century's Changes and Development

By: Clunn, Harold P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin Marshall Ltd.: 1932

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 025772

Condition: Good


First published February 1932, second edition May 1932, this is third edition July 1932. From the library of Melbourne art collector and patron Aubrey Gibson, signed and dated 1933 on ffep with his personalised bookplate glued to front pastedown. Despite edgewear to boards, minimal foxing to eps and fore-edges, the beautiful bookplate remains clear. View more info

Album Macau 1844-1974

By: Coelho, R. Beltrao

Price: $220.00

Publisher: Fundacao Oriente: 1990

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 025281

Condition: Very Good


Oblong hardcover with decorative front cover, gilt title, all in very good condition. Internally unmarked but sl. foxing to endpapers only - the wonderfu black and white photographs throughout remain clear and bright with captions in English, Portguese and Chinese. View more info

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The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power (European History in Perspective)

By: Colin Imber

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2004

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 030606

ISBN: 0333613872

Condition: As New


A "gift quality" unmarked book which "surveys the history of the Ottoman Empire from its obscure origins in the fourteenth century, through its rise to world power status in the sixteenth century." View more info

American Indian Ceremonial Dances Navajo - Pueblo - Apache - Zuni

By: Collier, John (text)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Bounty Books: 1972

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 028041

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition of Patterns and Ceremonials of the Indians of the South-west. Drawings, lithographs and etchings by Ira Moskowitz. An unmarked hardcover copy in very good condition. D/W intact but edgeworn with chipping to spine ends and flap folds (now protected in removable clear archival plastic cover). View more info

A Play of Passion: Life of Sir Walter Raleigh

By: Coote, Stephen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1993

Edition: First/First Printing

Seller ID: 027159

ISBN: 0333557417

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked apparently unread book in "gift quality"condition." As an explorer, pirate, lover, poet, courtier, philosopher and political prisoner, he is a man of timeless fascination - a hero at once glamorous and tragic." View more info

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Traitors and Turncoats : Twenty Tales of Treason from Judas Iscariot to Burgess, Philby and Maclean

By: Crofton, Ian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Quercus: 2009

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 028983

ISBN: 1848660111

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked "gift quality" b ook View more info

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Medieval Islamic Political Thought. Patricia Crone (New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys)

By: Crone, Patricia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 030019

ISBN: 0748621946

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked copy with minimal edgewear to wraps, no cresing to spine. View more info

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Saint Patrick, AD 493-1993

By: David N. Dumville

Price: $28.00

Publisher: U.K., The Boydell Press: 1999

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 030767

ISBN: 0851157335

Condition: Nr. Fine


An unmarked apparently unread copy, no creasing to spine, minimal shelfwear to wraps.l View more info

Policing Provincial England, 1829-1856: The Politics of Reform

By: David Philips; Robert D. Storch

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Cassell/Leicester University Press: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: 030947

ISBN: 0718501128

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked copy with sl. slant to spine, sl. edgewear to boards View more info

The war that never was: The fall of the Soviet Empire, 1985-1991

By: David Pryce-Jones

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1995

Edition: First

Seller ID: 031171

ISBN: 029781320X

Condition: Nr .Fine


An unmarked copy in excellent condition. View more info

A History of Wales

By: Davies, John

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane: 1993

Edition: Stated First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 022169

ISBN: 0713990988

Condition: Very Good


Internally unmarked, fore-edges lightly tanned, D/W with sl. creasing (now protected in removable clear plastic). View more info

Herculaneum : Italy's Buried Treasure

By: Deiss, Joseph Jay

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1966

Edition: First

Inscription: Inscribed to PO by Author

Seller ID: 026363

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed on title page by the author to Alfred Stirling, Australia's ambassador to Italy. Alfred Stirling's name on half title page, also book review pasted in. Opposte half title is pasted a copied newspaper clipping of a painting and sculpture exhibition attended by Alfred Stirling. A second book review (from the Melbourne Age) is pastes to last free end paper. View more info

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The English Amongst the Persians: Imperial Lives in Nineteenth-Century Iran

By: Denis Wright

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, I.B.Tauris: 2001

Edition: Revised Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 030367

ISBN: 1860646387

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked copy with no creasing to spine, minimal shelfwear to wraps, faint crease lower right corner back panel. "Illuminates a little known corner of British imperial and diplomatic history and has become a classic since its original publication." View more info

The Scottish Nation: 1700-2007

By: Devine, T. M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 2006

Edition: Reprinted With new Material

Seller ID: 027998

ISBN: 014102769X

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked copy with minimal shelfwear to wraps. "A new edition of the number one Scottish bestseller." View more info