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The First Crusade

By: RUNCIMAN, Steven

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Canto/Cambridge University Press: 1992

Stock No.: 80325

ISBN: 0521427053

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An abridged version of volume one of the author's 1951 "The History of the Crusades". The 11th Century crusade culminated in the capture of Jerusalem by the Crusaders. --- A softcover book, with a color scene from "The Capture of Antioch" on the cover. --- A nice copy, but with a litte soiling to covers.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; vi, 201 pages View more info

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Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive

By: SANDYS, Celia

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 2001

Stock No.: 41394

ISBN: 0786708166

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A softcover edition of the account by Celia Sandys of her grandfather Winston Churchill's exploits during the Boer War at the end of the 19th century. During the conflict, he served both as journalist and combatant, was captured and imprisoned but made a daring escape to Mozambique. With black & white photos and maps, as well as facsimiles of letters and other writings. --- In wraps with black & white image of a youthful Sir Winston in uniform to cover. --- A good copy: clean, bright and unmarked but with a few dings and creases to covers; remainder mark to lower textblock edge.; 41394; Octavo... View more info

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The Little Bighorn Campaign, March-September 1876 (Great Campaigns Series)

By: SARF, Wayne Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Combined Publishing: 1993

Stock No.: 71115

ISBN: 0938289217

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


The author provides a detailed examination of the entirety of the Little Bighorn Campaign, made famous for the battle which resulted in the massacre of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry. Besides Custer's famous debacle, the entire 1876 campaign against the Plains Indians, involving General George Crook and several other notables, is described. With dozens of black & white photos and many maps. An entry in publisher's "Great Campaigns Series." --- In blue-on-blue paper-covered boards with spine titling in silver. Dust jacket with Ralph Heinz color painting depicting t... View more info

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You Can Trust the Communists (...to Do Exactly as They Say!)

By: SCHWARZ, Dr. Fred

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1961

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82214

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


A signed later printing of the author's examination of the perils of Communism. Dr. Schwarz, per the jacket, was an Australian physician who sacrificed his medical practice to travel the world alerting citizens of the pitfalls of Communism. Signed by author on front free endpaper. --- Stated ninth printing, in black paper-covered boards with titling and star motif in red to cover and spine. In unclipped dust jacket. --- With prior owner's boldly written name to front free endpaper, pasted newsclip to rear endpaper, otherwise a bright, clean, tightly-bound copy. Jacket with noticeable rubbing, ... View more info

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The Book of Splendor

By: SHERWOOD, Frances

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71340

ISBN: 0393021386

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Popular novel set in Jewish community in 1601 Prague. In sharp condition; minor scratch back of DJ, otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. DJ in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 348 pages View more info

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The Arts and Man

By: STITES, Raymond S.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1940

Stock No.: 80064

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In this work, the author seeks to trace the history of man and art and he explains how art has helped mankind cope with darker challenges such as war and poverty. With illustrations throughout, many in full color. --- This hefty volume in olive cloth-covered boards with brown titling on cover, decorations and titling on spine in brown and maroon. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- Prior owner's signature to front paste-down, with rubbing and discoloration to cloth and black spots on back cover; otherwise a clean, firm copy.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall) ; xiii, 872 pages View more info

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World War II in the Air The Pacific

By: Sunderman, Major James F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bramhall House: 1962

Stock No.: 73519

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The air war in Pacific theater is detailed here in words and pictures. With some rippling as the result of exposure to dampness; and with edgewear and inked signature on front free endpaper; overall a tight copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages View more info

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A Systematic Study of the C. O. C. 1893-1928

By: SWARTH, Harry S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Cooper Ornithological Club: 1929

Stock No.: 78191

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A history of the Cooper Ornithological Club (later renamed the Cooper Ornithological Society) by a former President, Harry S. Swarth. Written, perhaps as a joke, in a scholarly manner as though a bird species were being examined. The club was established in 1893 with the purpose being the study of birds. With many b&w photos and with descriptions and listings of publications and officers. --- In beige paper wraps. A clean, firm copy but with previous owner's signature on cover.; Small 8vo 7-1/2" - 8" tall; 78 pages View more info

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The Shadow of Vesuvius: Pompeii AD 79

By: TREVELYAN, Raleigh

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1976

Stock No.: 77964

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The numerous volanic eruptions of Mount Vesuvius near Naples throughout history are described here, with multiple photos, paintings, sculpture, drawings, etc. --- In brown quarter cloth and paper-covered boards with striking image of Pompeiian in gilt on cover. --- With a bit of bubbling of the paper covering on front cover & a scratch to gilt cover image and previous owner's bookplate affixed to front pastedown, else a clean, unmarked and bright copy lacking other damages. Volume lacks a slipcase or dust jacket.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 128 pages View more info

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A Colorado History: Seventh Edition

By: UBBELOHDE, Susan; BENSON, Maxine; SMITH, Duane A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Pruett Publishing Company: 1995

Stock No.: 77851

ISBN: 0871087421

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A history of Colorado, from prehistoric times through the late 20th Century. With extensive endnotes and index. --- A firm, bright, intact copy but with highlighting throughout. ; The Pruett Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 431 pages View more info

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Seventy-Seven Keys to the Civilization of Japan

By: UMESAO-Tadeo (editor)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Osaka-shi, Japan, Sogensha, Inc.: 1985

Stock No.: 70428

ISBN: 4422300083

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


An English language guide to the historic traditions, culture, geography, history, politics and other characteristics that made up the Japan of 1985. With black & white photos throughout. Chronology of important dates in Japan's history to rear of volume. --- A softcover copy in brown wraps. Volume wrapped in dust jacket with color photo of Mount Fuji with bullet train passing in the foreground. --- A clean, newish, unmarked copy. Jacket also in excellent condition.; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; viii, 315 pages View more info

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The Dead Sea Scrolls

By: VERMES, Geza (translation)

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1967

Stock No.: 83568

Condition: Near Fine


A deluxe edition of this translation and examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The scrolls were found in the late 1940s and early 1950s near the western shore of the Dead Sea. The content has been translated into English, with introduction and commentaries, by Giza Vermes. With color and black & white illustrations by Shraga Weil. --- In full terra cotta cloth-covered boards with gilt Weil image of tribesman blowing a ram's horn to cover & gilt spine titling on white block; reddish topstain. Volume housed in red paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (NY, no. XI:31). --- A very nice co... View more info

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The Oxford History Of Christian Worship

By: WAINWRIGHT, Geoffrey; TUCKER, Karen B. Westerfield

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2006

Stock No.: 60353

ISBN: 0195138864

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


"A comprehensive and authoritative history..." Giant 916 pg. volume covers the gamut from early traditions through recent trends in Christianity. In full black cloth cover w/bright gilt spine lettering. First US Edition. Cover has reproduction of coptic tapestry. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. Solid, tight and newish. Orig. $55 DJ price unclipped and in Brodart. Smudge back endpaper.; 60353; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 916 pages View more info

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883

By: WINCHESTER, Simon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 2003

Edition: BCE

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 50244

ISBN: 0066212855

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


A book club edition of Simon Winchester's highly readable account of the massive volcanic explosions of Krakatoa in Indonesia in 1883, described by Wikipedia as ". . .among the most violent volcanic events in recorded history". The resulting tsunami killed nearly 40,000 people. The volume includes a number of eye-pleasing black & white illustrations and maps. Signed by Mr. Winchester on title page in bold black marker. --- In black paper-covered boards. Jacket with detail from map to back panel. --- A clean, bright, newish copy but with slight scuffing to lower cover edge. Bright jacke... View more info

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The Story of the Rocky Mountains

By: YOUNG, Bob & Jan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Hawthorn Books, Inc.: 1969

Stock No.: 74615

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated First Edition. In full turquoise cloth-covered boards, with black titling cover & spine. Prev. owner's bookplate, front free endpaper. Price-clipped dust jacket; otherwise clean & bright. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 114 pages View more info