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THE PROUDEST DAY: India's Long Road to Independence, Read, Anthony, and Fisher, David
141 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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THE POWER OF NEWS : The History of Reuters 1849-1989, Read, Donald
142 Read, Donald THE POWER OF NEWS : The History of Reuters 1849-1989
Oxford, England Oxford University Press 1994 0198204590 / 9780198204596 Paperback Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 431pp., plus 2 x 16 page b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly surface scuffed only. From the rear panel: "This is the story of Reuters, the international news agency. In 1851 Julius Reuter set up the London organization which was eventually to extend throughout most of the world . . . a fascinating account of the company which for over 140 years has brought us history as it is being made . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 840g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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HIGHLAND CLANSMAN 1689-1746, Reid, Stuart
143 Reid, Stuart HIGHLAND CLANSMAN 1689-1746
Oxford, England Osprey Publishing 2001 1855326604 / 9781855326606 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo (large) Angus McBride 
64pp., 12 pages of colour-art illustrations, plus b/white art, line-drawn and photographic illustrations and maps, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (a section from David Marier's 'An Incident in the Rebellion of 1745', Royal Collection) card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. A stand-alone title in the Osprey 'Warrior' series, #21. "For nearly sixty years the clans of Highland Scotland proved to be an almost constant thorn in the side of a series of British monarchs. Fiercely independent, the clans comprised an agricultural peasantry dominated by a warrior aristocracy . . . The author examines in detail the society that produced these fierce fighters and the tactics they used in battle including the feared 'Highland Charge'." Includes Bibliography. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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ISRAEL/PALESTINE : How to End the War of 1948, Reinhart, Tanya
144 Reinhart, Tanya ISRAEL/PALESTINE : How to End the War of 1948
Crows Nest, NSW, Australia Allen & Unwin 2003 1741140854 / 9781741140859 Second Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
278pp., b/white map. Book clean, square. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. Tanya Reinhart, an Israeli soldier known for her work in linguistics, and author of a biweekly column in the daily newspaper 'Yediot Aharonot', demonstrates the hoax suffered by the Palestinian people, sometimes with the complicity of their own Authority . . . " Contents include: Intro., 10 chapters, Appedix: The Oslo Aparthied, Notes, Index, About the Author. Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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THE FREEMASONS : A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society, Ridley, Jasper
145 Ridley, Jasper THE FREEMASONS : A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society
New York Arcade Publishing 2001 1559706015 / 9781559706018 First U.S. Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 357pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Art-illustrated ('Tower of Babel', Pieter Brueghel) loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. "The Freemasons are a subject of endless fascination. To the layman, they are a mysterious brotherhood . . . in this much-needed re-assessment, Jasper Ridley offers a substantial work of history that sifts the truth from the myth as it traces Freemasonry from its origins to the present day . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 22 chapters, Notes & Refs., Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF PATEA, Roberts, C.J.
146 Roberts, C.J. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF PATEA
New Zealand Patea County Council First Edition Hardcover (Original Cloth) Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No date (1937). 96pp. Tipped-in, fold-out boundary map affixed to rear pasetdown. Book clean and square. Spine firm and hinges good. A small nip on head of spine, significant colour loss on same vignetting into hinges and strips of flecked and specked blue cloth boards. Spine title still legible, gilt titles on front board patinated but clear. No dustjacket. A former owner's name, and date (1940), on front pastedown, leaves uniformly tanned, else textblock clean. The story of the County of Patea, New Zealand, from the 1860's, compiled from county and official records, and personal experiences of the pioneers . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, numerous chapters, County Chairman's Review, Councillors, Statistics. Book weight approx. 235g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 32.90 AUD
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147 Roddis, Louis H. JAMES LIND: Founder of Nautical Medicine
London Wm. Heinemann Medical Books 1951 1st British Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 177pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates and facsimiles throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards mildly bumped on corners and rear board. Corner-clipped ffep., else minor flecks on text-block edges. Printed, loose-plastic protected wrapper edgeworn, with a short, closed tear, mildly soiled, U.V.affected on spine, small circular splashes on same. "The greatest name in naval medicine . . . father of naval hygiene . . . " The fascinating narrative of the man who discovered the cure for scurvy-the dread scourge of the sea, and principal killer of sailors. James Lind was born October 4, 1716 and died in 1794. Contents include: Intro., 9 chapters, Biblio., Brief Chronology, Index. Book weight approx. 390g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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THE PAGEANT OF HERALDRY : An Explanation of Its Principles & Its Uses To-day, Rogers, Col. H.C.B.
148 Rogers, Col. H.C.B. THE PAGEANT OF HERALDRY : An Explanation of Its Principles & Its Uses To-day
London Seeley Service & Co. 1957 Reprint Hardcover Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
205pp., b/white frontis illustration, plus 6 pages colour plates b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, trivially bumped at head. Plain red boards undamaged. Tape ghosting to free endpapers, previous bookseller's small label affixed to front pastedown, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, negligibly edge-creased at head of spine, very minor marking to plain white background. With an Introduction by Col. H.A.B.Lawson, Rothesay Herald and Lyon Clerk. "In this fascinating volume the author traces the origins and gradual development of heraldic devices and their meaning from the Norman Conquest to our own day. At the same time he illustrates his very lucidly written text with many drawings in black and white and plates in facsimile colour . . . Turning to today, the author gives advice on such subjects as the inheritance of Arms, the Arms of Corporate Bodies, Regimental Badges and the practical use of Heraldry in modern conditions and for modern purposes, and the correct design of Badges, Book-plates and Architectural Ornaments. Contents include 20 chapters, Appendix A & B, Index. Book weight approx. 685g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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THE IMPACT OF THE SIX-DAY WAR : A Twenty-Year Assessment, Roth, Stephen J. (Edited by)
149 Roth, Stephen J. (Edited by) THE IMPACT OF THE SIX-DAY WAR : A Twenty-Year Assessment
New York St Martin's Press, in Ass. With the Institute of Jewish Affairs 1988 0312021224 / 9780312021221 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xix, + 316pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean, but mildly acidic (browned). Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. A collection of essays from contributors on both sides of the Arab-Israel Six-Day War of 1967, written some twenty years after the event . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Part 1/The Arab-Israeli Conflict. 2/ International Dimensions. 3/ Inside Israel. In the Jewish World. Name Index, Subject Index. Book weight approx. 580g. 
Price: 35.72 AUD
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JAPANESE SEA POWER: A Maritime Nation's Struggle for Identity, Sajima, Naoko and Tachikawa, Kyoichi
150 Sajima, Naoko and Tachikawa, Kyoichi JAPANESE SEA POWER: A Maritime Nation's Struggle for Identity
Canberra, A.C.T., Australia Sea Power Centre/Commonwealth of Australia 2009 0642297053 / 9780642297051 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 202pp. Illustrated throughout: colour plates and maps, b/white halftone plates, plus multi-colour graphs. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. This title is a stand-alone Volume Two in the 'Foundations of International Thinking on Sea Power' series, published by Sea Power Centre - Australia. This work examines the highs and lows of Japanese sea power. From the late 1850s Japan developed an oceanic navy capable of defeating rival Pacific naval powers. Since 1951, contemporary Japan has become an important contributor via their Maritime Self-Defense Force to national policy and regional stability. Bringing together historical and contemporary evidence, the authors tell their story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Abbs. and Acronyms, Author Bios., Credits/Acks., Preface, 1/ Introduction to Maritime Japan. 2/ The Birth and Evolution of Japanese Sea Power: A History to World War Two. 3/ Contemporary Japanese Sea Power: Weighing Anchor. Appendices, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 390g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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A HISTORY OF GOLDMINING IN NEW ZEALAND, Salmon, J.H.M.
151 Salmon, J.H.M. A HISTORY OF GOLDMINING IN NEW ZEALAND
Wellington, New Zealand R.E. Owen, Government Printer 1963 First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket, 8vo Very Good Very Good 
Original green cloth hardcover. 309pp., b/w portraiture frontispiece and unpaginated halftone plate illustrations throughout, plus intext locality maps. Book clean and square, Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Foxing flecks on text-block edges [mainly head], otherwise leaves clean. Green cloth boards trivially bumped and colour flecked, Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, foxing splotches on flaps, and a dramatic amount of gold ink set-off on reverse [blame the printer!]. Comprehensive in its scope, this history of the goldmining industry in New Zealand, which has waned considerably in the last fifty years [read 1963], was released in a pseudo-centenary celebration of gold discovery in New Zealand. Contents include: Intro., 12 chapters, viz: Coromandel, Collingwood, Gabriel Read, Tuapeka, The Dunstan West Coast, Thames, Dredge Battery-Hydraulic Elevator, Waihi, Last Days, Biblio., Appendix: Gold Export Figures, Index. Book weight approx. 750g. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 51.70 AUD
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THE ESCUMINAC DISASTER, Saunders, Roy
152 Saunders, Roy THE ESCUMINAC DISASTER
London Oldbourne Book Co. 1960 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
120pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone illustrations (1 leaf=4 plates). Book clean and square. Spine firm, blue title there-on. Leaves clean and unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated (Net repairs-Storm aftermath), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and abraded. A freak storm that hit the fifty-four craft salmon fishing fleet, from the Port of Escuminac, New Brunswick in Canada, on 19 June, 1959 destroyed almost half of the fleet, cost a contemporary C$750,000, and, most tragically, took the lives of thirty-five men and boys. . . This book tells of astonishing courage, endurance, audacity and determination in the face of utter terror. Many grieving local families lost multiple members . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 6 chapters, Epilogue, Appendices: Official Citations for Gallantry. The Casualty List. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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153 Sheehy, Jeanne THE REDISCOVERY OF IRELAND'S CELTIC REVIVAL 1830-1930
London Thames and Hudson 1980 0500012210 / 9780500012215 Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
208pp., 177 illustrations intext, of which 25 are colour plates, the rest, in b/white, are a mix of b/white art and photograph halftones. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated [detail: Stole Embroidered for Honan Chapel, Cork, 1916], loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. The search for an Irish identity in the visual arts has been long and fervent. Early antiquarians, led by Petrie, rediscovered ancient ruins, Celtic Crosses, and such treasures as the Tara Brooch and the Book of Kells. This volume is testament to the work undertaken, and the discoveries by these dedicated people. Contents include: Intro., 10 chapters, viz: Antiquarians, Young Ireland, Painting-Sculpture-Architecture, Celtic Revival, Arts & Crafts Movement, Painting-Sculpture after 1900, Conclusion, Notes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 1.02 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, Sherman, Joseph
154 Sherman, Joseph INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA
New Jersey, U.S.A. Crescent Books 1996 0517015056 / 9780517015056 Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
144pp., colour map, plus colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, slightly canted, white title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and scuffed only. "Captivating portraits of many tribes are presented on a region-by-region basis, covering every aspect of native American life, from breathtaking examples of native dress to weaponry and artefacts. Through concise text and full-colour photography, this book conveys the majesty of tribal life, expressed in both full-dress traditional ceremonies and the high art of native American crafts . . . Historic, haunting black-and-white photographs of bygone tribal moments and reproductions of paintings of Native American life as it was captured in the American frontier period, complement contemporary photography of families sharing time-honoured traditions . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.04 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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155 Shorto, Russell THE ISLAND AT THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD : The Untold Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Founding of New York
London Black Swan 2005 0552999822 / 9780552999823 Second Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
506pp., 2 page b/white map, plus 8 page, mostly colour, illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Engraver Carolus Allard's 1673 view of New Amsterdam) card wrapper 'as new'. " . . . tells how a wilderness populated by wolves and native tribes became the melting pot from which developed the free-trade, multi-cultural and upwardly mobile spirit of New York that in turn would shape the whole American nation . . . " Contents include: Prologue: The Missing Floor, 15 chapters over three 'parts', Epilogue: The Paper Trail, Notes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 415g. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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MURDER IN THE MIDLANDS : Larry Gene Bell and the 28 Days of Terror That Shook South Carolina, Shuler, Rita Y.
156 Shuler, Rita Y. MURDER IN THE MIDLANDS : Larry Gene Bell and the 28 Days of Terror That Shook South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina The History Press 2007 1596292504 / 9781596292505 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
253pp., b/white halftone illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "Former South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) forensic photographer Lieutenant Rita Y. Shuler leads us through the 28 days of terror and shocking events of one of the most notorious double murders and manhunts in South Carolina history . . . " Book weight approx. 345g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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157 Sir Almroth E. Wright THE UNEXPURGATED CASE AGAINST WOMAN SUFFRAGE
London Constable and Co. 1913 First Edition Hardcover (Original Cloth) Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 86pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Gilt titles. Mild surface [insect] damage on edges, otherwise very good. Tanned endpapers, and minor foxing flecks throughout. Untrimmed text-block edges, the folded signature[s] separation left to the abilities of the first purchaser, resulting in some 'jagged' edges. " . . . The task which I undertake here is to show that the Woman's Suffrage Movement has no real intellectual or moral sanction, and there are very weighty reasons why the suffrage should not be conceded to woman . . . " [Author's Intro.]. Predicting dire outcomes if implimented, like the decline of the country's military power[?], contents include: Intro., Arguments which are adduced in support of Woman's Suffrage. Arguments against the concession of the Parliamentary Suffrage to woman. Is there, if the suffrage is barred, any palliative or corrective for the discontents of woman? Appendix. The author was a pioneer in vaccine therapy, and an instructing mentor to Sir Alexander Fleming. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 35.16 AUD
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THE STUDENT'S GREECE: A History of Greece, from the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest, Smith, William
158 Smith, William THE STUDENT'S GREECE: A History of Greece, from the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest
London John Murray 1868 Hard Cover Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xiv, + 626pp., illustrated by numerous b/w 'Engravings on wood', including frontispece. Book square. Abraded and frayed extremities. Blind stamped covers. Gilt title on backstrip. Publisher's promotional endpapers. Red textblock edges. Light foxing spots restricted to just a few leaves. Hinges weakened, but holding. Contents, in 'Books', include: Intro., Mythical age, Growth of the Grecian States [B.C. 776-500], Persian Wars [B.C. 500-479], Athenian supremacy, Spartan and Thebian supremacies, Macedonian supremacy, Chronological table, Index. Book weight approx. 570g. 
Price: 34.78 AUD
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WARLORDS AND HOLY MEN : Scotland AD 80-1000, Smyth, Alfred P.
159 Smyth, Alfred P. WARLORDS AND HOLY MEN : Scotland AD 80-1000
Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh University Press 1998 0748601007 / 9780748601004 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 279pp., 2 b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated card wrapper mildly indented only. A stand-alone title in the 'New History of Scotland' series. "Basing his work strongly on documentary and archaeological sources, Alfred Smyth covers traditional topics in a thoroughly unconventional manner. Winner of the 1985 Spring Book Award for Literature (Scottish Arts Council) . . . " Contents include: Maps and Genealogical Tables, Preface, 7 chapters, A Note on Further Reading, Appendix: Chronological Table, Index. Book weight approx. 310g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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ATLANTIS OF THE NORTH, Spanuth, Jurgen
160 Spanuth, Jurgen ATLANTIS OF THE NORTH
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1979 0283984953 / 9780283984952 First U.K. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good + Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
302pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain orange boards worn on one foredge corner, small bump to head. Light stain to lower rear endpapers and margin of Index, tanning to ffep., else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a thumbnail size piece missing from lower edge, minor edgewear, two stains to reverse. By studying the original documents in great detail Jurgen Spanuth proves that the Atlantis narrative describes conditions in the Aegean and Egypt in about 1200BC . . . Includes Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 810g. 
Price: 9.40 AUD
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