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THE ENGLISH CEREMONIAL BOOK : A History of Robes, Insignia and Ceremonies Still in Use in England, Milton, Roger
121 Milton, Roger THE ENGLISH CEREMONIAL BOOK : A History of Robes, Insignia and Ceremonies Still in Use in England
Newton Abbot, Devon, England David & Charles 1972 0715353314 / 9780715353318 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
216pp., 8 pages of colour-art illustrations, plus b/white line illustrations by Philip Mugford. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards trivially bumped on lower corner of front panel. Foxing flecks to text-block head, plus several faint foxing spots to pages, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, mildly edge-tanned on reverse. This book provides the background knowledge necessary to understand the significance of the pageantry and symbolism which attend so many English institutions and customs . . . Includes Short Bibliography, and Index. Book weight approx. 518g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE PANZER LEGIONS : A Guide to the German Tank Divisions of WWII and Their Commanders, Mitcham, Samuel W. (Jr.)
122 Mitcham, Samuel W. (Jr.) THE PANZER LEGIONS : A Guide to the German Tank Divisions of WWII and Their Commanders
Mechanicsburg, PA, USA Stackpole Books 2007 081173353X / 9780811733533 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 312pp., plus 16 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "Drawing on years of research and covering all of the German Army's panzer divisions from their creation through their destruction or surrender, Samuel Mitcham chronicles the combat histories of the tank units that formed the backbone of the Nazi war machine. He also details the careers of the divisions' commanders . . . " Contents include: Preface, Part I and II, Appendix I-V, Bibliography, Index: Individuals, Unit Index. Book weight approx. 575g. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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WAINEWRIGHT THE POISONER, Motion, Andrew
123 Motion, Andrew WAINEWRIGHT THE POISONER
London Faber and Faber 2000 057119401x / 9780571194018 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xix, + 305pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white, photographic and art-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Dark blue boards minimally scuffed, and lightly bumped on upper foredge corners. Art-illustrated ('Titiana's Awakening', Henry Fuseli), loose-plastic protected dustjacket moderately edgeworn only. "Andrew Motion brings all his lyricism and inventiveness to bear in this fictional autobiography of the great swindler, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright. A painter, writer, and friend of Blake, Byron, and Keats, Wainewright was almost certainly a murderer. When he died in a penal colony in Tasmania, he left behind fragments of documents and a beguiling legend which Motion uses to create an imagined confession laced with facts, telling the story as no straightforward history could . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 21 chapters, Afterword, Select Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 610g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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GREAT BORDELLOS OF THE WORLD : An Illustrated History, Murphy, Emmett
124 Murphy, Emmett GREAT BORDELLOS OF THE WORLD : An Illustrated History
London Quartet Books 1983 0704323958 / 9780704323957 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
254pp., colour and b/white art and photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on, Plain blue cloth boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Turkish Bath, 1892, by Jean- Auguste- Dominique Ingres), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased and surface scuffed. From the jacket flap: "Bordellos have existed and often flourished in most societies over the last three thousand years . . . This book describes them all: from the devout temple prostitutes to the girls provided to solace the soldiers patrolling the Great Wall of China; from the superlatively intelligent hetaerae of Classical Greece to the poverty-stricken denizens of Gin Lane . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.66 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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PUNISHING THE POOR : The International Isolation of Kampuchea, Mysliwiec, Eva
125 Mysliwiec, Eva PUNISHING THE POOR : The International Isolation of Kampuchea
Oxford, England Oxfam 1988 0855980893 / 9780855980894 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 172pp., b/white illustrations, maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly and softly creased. From the rear cover: " . . . traces the Kampuchean people's struggle to overcome the consequences of two decades of war, and the ravages of the Khmer Rouge regime. It focuses on their remarkable achievements since 1979 and the many problems which still beset their recovery . . . " Book weight approx. 300g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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RED, WHITE AND BLACK : The Peoples of Early North America, Nash, Gary B.
126 Nash, Gary B. RED, WHITE AND BLACK : The Peoples of Early North America
New Jersey, U.S.A. Prentice Hall 2000 0139567569 / 9780139567568 Fourth Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vi, + 362pp., b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft corner crease to a section at rear. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front and rear panel. From the rear panel: "Written by a highly acclaimed historian, this book presents an interpretive account of the interactions between Native Americans, African Americans, and Euroamericans during the colonial and revolutionary eras. Nash argues that, for a fuller and deeper understanding of the nation's underpinnings, it is crucial to see how interlocked were the destinies of North America's many peoples and how fluid were their interactions in the first two centuries of European and African presence on the continent . . . A new chapter explores the American Revolution as a tri-colored movement in which enslaved Africans, free blacks, and Native Americans were intricately involved." Book weight approx. 465g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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GODS AND GRAVEN IMAGES : The Chalk Hill-Figures of Britain, Newman, Paul
127 Newman, Paul GODS AND GRAVEN IMAGES : The Chalk Hill-Figures of Britain
London Robert Hale 1987 0709027990 / 9780709027997 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
222pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white illustrated section, b/white line-drawn illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on, Plain blue boards mildly bumped on rear lower foredge corner. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, short close tear, minor surface abrasion. An authoritative guide to all the chalk figures cut deep into Britain's landscape. Contents include: List of Illustrations, Acks., Hill-Figures by Date, 15 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 475g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE REAL HISTORY BEHIND THE TEMPLARS, Newman, Sharan
128 Newman, Sharan THE REAL HISTORY BEHIND THE TEMPLARS
Australia Viking/Penguin Books 2008 0670072249 / 9780670072248 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 432pp., b/white map, archival illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Historian Sharan Newman elucidates the mysteries and misconceptions surrounding the Templars, from their founding and the part they played in the Crusades, to more modern intrigues and their role in popular culture, including 'The Da Vinci Code' and the Indiana Jones films . . ." Contents include: Prelims., 48 chapters over four 'parts', Templar Timeline, Index, more. Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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IN DEFENSE OF LEON TROTSKY, North, David
129 North, David IN DEFENSE OF LEON TROTSKY
Michigan, U.S.A. Mehring Books 2010 1893638057 / 9781893638051 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 194pp., several b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has minor laminate lift to foredge of front panel. From the rear panel: "Seventy years after Trotsky's murder, long-discredited Stalinist distortions and falsifications of the historical record are finding their way into mainstream academic literature. In this penetrating analysis and comprehensive refutation of three recently-published biographies of Leon Trotsky by well-known British historians - Professors Robert Service, Ian Thatcher and Geoffrey Swain - David North raises questions about the state of contemporary historical scholarship." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 360g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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130 Owen, Roderic THE FATE OF FRANKLIN
Richmond, Victoria Hutchinson Group [Australia] 1978 009131190X / 9780091311902 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Cloth hardcover. 471pp., unpaginated [16 page] b/white halftone plate section. Area map endpapers. Halftone plate frontispiece, intext maps and sketch illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright silver title there-on. Small flecks randomly on cloth, lightly bumped head and heel of backstrip, minor shelfwear, a hint of dampstain on rear board. minor splotch on several adjacent leaves, plus slight pressure warp on foredge of text-block. Art-illustrated [Admiral William Smyth], loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, plus a non-intrusive offset of dampstain on inner rear panel. The quest for the North West Passage, the last great discovery to be made on the world's oceans, gnawed away at the minds of Victorian era explorers. Foremost among the Arctic explorers was Sir John Franklin, whose three journeys of exploration became famous for different reasons-on his first he 'ate' his boots, on his second he found oil, on his fateful third-he vanished into the ice . . . Contents include: Prelims., three 'parts', Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 920g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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131 Palm, Rolf DIE BRUCKE VON REMAGEN (German Text)
Bern & Munchen Scherz 1985 3502165521 / 9783502165521 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
318pp., intext maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and bumped. German text throughout. The story of the capture, on March 7, 1945, of the strategically important Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen-the last standing span over the Rhine-by American soldiers of the U.S. 9th Armored Division. A psychologically devastating loss to the German High Command, desperate attempts were made to destroy it by bombing and using frogmen. On March 17, 1945, the bridge, by then less strategically significant, collapsed from sustained damage, killing twenty-eight American soldiers . . . Book weight approx. 560g. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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MUSEUMS AND THE HOLOCAUST, Palmer, Norman
132 Palmer, Norman MUSEUMS AND THE HOLOCAUST
London Institute of Art and Law 2000 0953169669 / 9780953169665 First Edition. Softcover Very Good + 
xvii, + 327pp., plus 1 x 12 page, b/white art-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Art-illustrated (Front cover: 'Tower of Blue Horses' by Franz Marc) card wrapper has a tiny corner crease to front panel, minor edge-creasing to top edge of same. From the back cover: "The years 1933-1945 witnessed the most convulsive shift in human population since the Great Plague . . . Accompanying this human displacement was a colossal deprivation of property, both private and institutional. The agents of the Holocaust liquidated bank accounts, jewellery, insurance policies, gold, furniture, businesses and land holdings, as well as people . . . This book examines the fate which befell some of the great artistic works taken during the Nazi era, and explores the ways in which such things are being regained or retained and the modern initiatives that are being taken to assist claimants . . . ." Book weight approx. 480g. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt, Parsons, Peter
133 Parsons, Peter CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2007 0297645889 / 9780297645887 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxviii, + 258pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour and b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the rear panel: "When Grenfell and Hunt began digging near the Nile in 1807 they made what has turned out to be one of the great archaeological discoveries which is still today enriching what we know about the ancient world . . . The total lack of rain in Middle Egypt preserved the papyri beneath the sand, as nowhere else in the Roman Empire. The result is a unique picture of everyday life in the Nile Valley as it was lived by its Greek-speaking settlers between Alexander the Great and the Arab Conquest a thousand years later." Book weight approx. 645g. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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A STRANGE LIBERATION: Tibetan Lives in Chinese Hands, Patt, David
134 Patt, David A STRANGE LIBERATION: Tibetan Lives in Chinese Hands
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. Snow Lion Publications 1992 1559390131 / 9781559390132 First U.S. Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
268pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Norbu-la Pass, above Terdrom Nunnery, near Drikung Monastery, Tibet; subjects portraits) card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. The author presents the "inspiring and unforgettable accounts of two Tibetans who tell what it was like to be Tibetans in Chinese hands during thirty years of the Chinese occupation. Ama Adhe, now a well-known spokeswoman for the Tibetan cause, was born in Eastern Tibet to a family of nomadic farmers . . . Tenpa Soepa was a government official who was intimately involved in organizing the flight of the Dalai Lama from Lhasa in 1959 . . . " Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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URUGUAY  (Second Edition), Pendle, George
135 Pendle, George URUGUAY (Second Edition)
London Oxford University Press (under the Auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs) 1957 Second Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vi, + 107pp., several line-drawn maps and tables. Book clean and square. Gilt title on firm spine. A gilt emblem over undamaged, black front board - a blind-stamped number on rear board. A school prize label affixed to ffep., else textblock unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly nipped and edgeworn, with several short closed tears, and sunning to spine. George Pendle (1906-1977), having spent almost three decades in the area, was considered to be Britain's foremost authority on the River Plate region of South America. After the original publication of this title, the author revisited Uruguay for further study of the country, the result being this much rewritten and expanded second edition. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 11 chapters, Appendices x 5, Bibliography, Maps, Index. Book weight approx. 210g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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PLUNKET PIONEERS: Recollections of Plunket Nurses 1940-2000  (Signed Copy), Powell, Joyce
136 Powell, Joyce PLUNKET PIONEERS: Recollections of Plunket Nurses 1940-2000 (Signed Copy)
Greenhithe, Auckland, New Zealand Heritage Press 2003 0908708572 / 9780908708574 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
120pp., b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (various sources - archival and private). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, halftone plate illustrated card wrapper slightly splayed and bumped on foredge corners, else very good. Signed: "Best wishes, Joyce Powell (Beryl)" on title page, else textblock unmarked. This book is a collection of recollections from some of the Plunket Nurses in the service between the years 1940 and 2000. The Plunket Nurses have specialty qualifications in childcare and parenting. Started in Dunedin in New Zealand in 1907 by Sir (Frederic) Truby King under the patronage of Victoria Plunket, wife of the New Zealand Governor-General, the primary focus of the society was disease and malnutrition in young children . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Early History of Plunket Nurses, 14 'recollections', Plunket Present and Future, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 335g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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WEAPONS OF THE WAFFEN-SS : From Small Arms to Tanks, Quarrie, Bruce
137 Quarrie, Bruce WEAPONS OF THE WAFFEN-SS : From Small Arms to Tanks
London Guild Publishing 1988 Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
168pp., b/white photographically-illustrated endpapers, b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn and scuffed only. "This fully-illustrated and thorough reference work discusses the weapons allocated to and used by one of the most fascinating military organizations ever created - from daggers and hand guns to heavy artillery and tanks. Full details and specifications for each weapon and an analysis of its use in combat complete the picture to provide a comprehensive study of immense value to military historians and other enthusiasts." Includes Introduction and Index. Book weight approx. 670g. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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COLLISION COURSE : The Truth About Airline Safety, Ralph Nader, and Wesley J. Smith
138 Ralph Nader, and Wesley J. Smith COLLISION COURSE : The Truth About Airline Safety
Roseville, NSW, Australia McGraw-Hill Book Company Australia 1993 0074701193 / 9780074701195 First Thus Softcover Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxii, + 378pp. Australian edition, printed and published 1993, but consisting of American data. Book clean, square. Spine firm, mildly colour-faded. Illustrated card wrapper slightly creased and edgeworn. Textblock minimally dampstained on last six leaves, else unmarked. "Scary stuff, best read after your aircraft has landed." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 20 chapters over 7 'parts', Epilogue, Appendix (NTSB accidents), Abbreviations, Glossary, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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139 Randle, Kevin, and Estes, Russ SPACESHIPS OF THE VISITORS: An Illustrated Guide to Alien Spacecraft
New York Fireside 2000 0684857391 / 9780684857398 1st Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vii, + 327pp., intext b/white illustrations throughout; some are sketch drawings, most are reproduced halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper lightly splayed and bumped. From the first UFO sighting [17 November, 1896, Sacramento, California] to the present time, reported sightings of UFOs have grown to number hundreds of thousands. This volume records more than one hundred, based on 'actual' eye witness accounts . . . Contents include: Intro., 6 chapters, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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THE PROUDEST DAY: India's Long Road to Independence, Read, Anthony, and Fisher, David
140 Read, Anthony, and Fisher, David THE PROUDEST DAY: India's Long Road to Independence
New York Norton 1999 0393318982 / 9780393318982 First Edition, First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxv, + 565pp. Unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections. Intext map section. Book clean, Spine firm, slightly canted. Colour-art illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. "The Proudest Day" is a riveting account of the end of the Raj, the most romantic of all the great empires . . . A powerful narrative . . . Contents include: Prelims., Glossary, Maps, Acks., Prologue, 30 chapters, Epilogue, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 765g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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