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A Brief History of France (Barnes' One Term History series)

By: STEELE, Joel Dorman; STEELE, Esther Baker

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, American Book Company, 1875


A compact, illustrated history of France, probably used as a textbook at some point and covering the country from ancient Gaul days through about 1875. With 2-page color map of Provinces of France at front of volume. With black & white illustrations throughout. Back of volume with tables and genealogical charts. An entry in publisher's "Barnes' One Term History" series. --- In full dark blue cloth-covered boards with blindstamped designs and illustrations to cove... View more info

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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

By: TUCHMAN, Barbara Wertheim

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1978

Edition: BCE


Book club edition. Barbara Tuchman's lengthy work sheds light on the tumultuous events of the 14th century. With maps at endpapers, black & white and color plates inserted in several sections. --- In full black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on spine and cover. Dust jacket with color period painting. --- With prior owner's notations and sticker to front endpapers, slight wear to covers at extremities; otherwise a clean, firm copy. Dust jacket with chippin... View more info

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A History of Wales

By: Davies, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1994

Edition: BCE


Full-sized book club edition of author's sweeping history of Wales, first published in Welsh as "Hanes Cymru". Clean, bright, tight and in great shape. DJ has sm. tears.; 6.1 x 9.3 x 6.2 Inches; 718 pages View more info

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Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe

By: JORDAN, Jonathan W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NAL Caliber, 2012


A profile of each of the three American generals who led the Allied effort in World War II in Europe. Includes a section of black & white plates. --- A firm, clean copy but with a little cover soiling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 654 pages View more info

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Claudius

By: Levick, Barbara

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut Usa, Yale University Press, 1993


The first English-language bio of Roman Emperor Claudius to be written since the 1930s, this work has received much acclaim. Nice copy, in mock cloth hard covers. Prev owner's embossed seal on front free endpaper; otherwise clean, unmarked interior. DJ lightly scuffed and in removable mylar protective cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages View more info

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Flemish Cities: Their History and Art

By: GAUNT, William

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1969


The history, art and architecture of four Flemish cities is examined here: Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels. In grey buckram cloth-covered boards with titling in maroon on spine. Interior features dozens of photos, mostly in b&w but a few in full color by Wim Swaan and others. Lacks a dust jacket. A clean, firm, bright copy; but with a slight bit of unraveling at a cover corner. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages View more info

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Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich

By: Owings, Alison

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey, U. S. A., Rutgers University Press, 1993

Edition: BCE


29 German women are interviewed about their lives during WWII in this clean, bright, sharp copy. Likely book club edition; stated 2nd printing. In full red cloth covers w/bright gilt lettering & decorations, spine. Tiny frayed spot, lower corner. Dust jacket has slight creasing vicinity of head of spine & sm stains, tail of spine; otherwise undamaged. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 494 pages View more info

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Germany and the Germans An Anatomy of Society Today

By: ARDAGH, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers, 1990

Edition: BCE


"...searching and incisive portrait of contemporary German society" in a good, clean, bright copy. In black half cloth and black paperboard covers. Book and dust jacket clean, bright and sharp. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 478 pages View more info

Heimskringla: The Olaf Sagas (Everyman's Library "flatback" style 1 binding)

By: STURLASON, Snorre

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., [c.1906-1927]


An Everyman's Library reprint edition of the Norse "historiography", written in Iceland c.1230. Includes "King Olaf Trygvesson's Saga" and "Saga of King Olaf the Saint"; along with biography and list of writings of Snorre Sturlason. Translated into English by Samuel Laing; introduction and notes by John Beveridge. An entry in Everyman's Library Romance series. --- In flatback binding style 1, full blue cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald ... View more info

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History of Europe From the Fall of Napoleon in MDCCCXV [1815] to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in MDCCCLII [1852]. Volume IV only: June 1844 through 1852.

By: ALISON, Sir Archibald

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860


Volume 4 only in author's four volume series (Spine says Vol VIII but title page has work as Volume IV). In tan calf leather with raised bands and titling on spine in gilt on black blocks. Endpapers and text block edges marbled. Hinges good, with some abrading to the calf at the spine. Volume has been exposed to dampness, interior pages are rippled but with no apparent dampstains. Prev. owner's bookplate at front pastedown. Textblock firm and intact. Includes 147-page ex... View more info

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Hitler's Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-1943

By: KNOX, MacGregor

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press, 2000

Edition: First American Edition


This scholarly work ". . .tries to explain why the Italian armed forces and the Fascist regime were so remarkably ineffective at an activity - war - central to their existence." With map of the Meditteranean area at front of volume. --- In black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with black & white photo of Hitler and Mussolini on cover. --- A bright, crisp, newish, likely unread copy. Jacket with the merest rubbing; else bright and un... View more info

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In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign

By: WOLFF, Leon

Price: $39.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society, 2003


First Folio Society edition. Beautifully produced copy of author's examination of the horrific third battle at Ypres and elsewhere during World War I; first published 1959. --- In pictorial, full cloth covers. With numerous photos and maps. Lacks the slipcase. --- A Fine copy: bright, clean and unmarked.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xviii, 298 pages View more info

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In the Lion's Court Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII

By: Wilson, Derek

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press, 2002

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing


In-depth look at six men who surrounded Henry VIII and their part in the story of this sometimes unbelievable monarch. In top shape, w/prev owner's gold embossed sticker front free endpaper. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 576 pages View more info

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Kristofer Columbus Hans Lefnad Och Resor (Swedish Language) Translation of: Christopher Columbus, His Life and Travels

By: IRVING, Washington

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chas. Webb & Co., 1893


In dark brown cloth-covered beveled edge boards with gilt, black and navy decorations and lettering, covers & spine. With dozens of illustrations and maps in black and white. Front and back covers cracked at hinges but solidly attached; textblock is firm. With cover edgewear. Published by The Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Co. with an imprint by Chas. Webb & Co. of Chicago. This Swedish language version of Washington Irving's history of Spain and their hired Italian explore... View more info

Legends of Charlemagne (Everyman's Library "flatback" binding style 1)

By: BULFINCH, Thomas

Price: $15.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., [c.1906-1912]


An Everyman's Library reprint edition of this work by Thomas Bulfinch which attempts to shed light on the events during the Reign of Charlemaigne, King of the Franks and Ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in the 8th and 9th Centuries. Edited by Ernest Rhys, who also provides an introduction. An entry in Everyman's Library "For Young People" series. --- In flatback binding style 1, full blue cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titl... View more info