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161 Springer, Francis W. WAR FOR WHAT
Nashville, Tennessee Bill Coats Ltd. 0931709024 / 9780931709029 Softcover, 8vo Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date [1990]. iv, + 221pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. An important errata stamp on lower margin of Page 1. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and dented. The subject: Civil War...America. In this volume, the author discusses events from well before that lead, eventually, to the war between the states. Beginning with the activities of the Spanish and Paortugese, through to slavery, tobacco and 'The First Shot' are some of the situations leading finally to war. Contents include: 30 chapters, Refs., Population Charts, Index, Biblio., Addenda. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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UNCOVERING THE PAST: A History of Archaeology, Stiebing, William H. Jr.
162 Stiebing, William H. Jr. UNCOVERING THE PAST: A History of Archaeology
United States Oxford Univ Press 1994 0195089219 / 9780195089219 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
315pp., over 80 b/white photographic illustrations, including maps, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked, soft corner crease to several pages. Illustrated (David Tran) card wrapper negligibly splayed. " . . . an absorbing, non-technical history of archaeology, tracing the study of ancient material culture from its beginnings in the Renaissance through its development into the sophisticated modern discipline we know today." Contents include: Preface, Introduction, 10 chapters over two 'parts', Appendix, Recommended Reading, Index. Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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THE NEW GUINEA DIARIES OF PHILIP STRONG, 1936-1945, Strong, Philip [Edited By David Wetherell]
163 Strong, Philip [Edited By David Wetherell] THE NEW GUINEA DIARIES OF PHILIP STRONG, 1936-1945
South Melbourne, VIC, Australia Macmillan 1981 0333337220 / 9780333337226 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 254pp., unpaginated b/white plates, plus five tipped-in maps. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly canted. Plain green boards very lightly bumped. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, plus minor colour loss on spine. Archbishop Philip Strong was the often unwilling witness to the tragedies that befell Papua New Guinea during the Second World War and the immediate aftermath. From the almost daily diary entries kept by Philip Strong, David Wetherell (while omitting some personal details and other non-relevant data) has compiled this moving volume . . . Contents include: Prelims., four 'parts', Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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HOW TO READ A COAT OF ARMS, Summers, Peter G.
164 Summers, Peter G. HOW TO READ A COAT OF ARMS
London The National Council of Social Service for The Standing Conference for Local History 1967 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
24pp., intext, b/white line drawn illustrations by Anthony Griffiths. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format pamphlet. Staples clean and firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped, with foxing flecks (mostly to rear wrap). This pamphlet is the writer's endeavour to provide a minimum amount of information to enable anyone ignorant of heraldry to take the first steps toward 'reading' a coat of arms . . . Contents include: Introduction, Reading a Coat of Arms, Recording a Coat of Arms, Identifying a Coat of Arms, Funeral Hatchments and Armorial Panels, Notes, Glossary, more. Item weight approx. 80g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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GETTYSBURG : A Battlefield Atlas, Symonds, Craig L.
165 Symonds, Craig L. GETTYSBURG : A Battlefield Atlas
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company 1992 187785316x / 9781877853166 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall 
103pp., b/white photographic illustrations and three-colour maps, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain burgundy boards lightly bumped at head of back panel. Previous owner's neat gift inscription to front pastedown, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edge-creased at head, slight tanning to reverse, minimal indentations. Cartography by William J. Clipson. "This compact but comprehensive volume provides both a narrative history and a cartographic display of the battle of Gettysburg that makes the events of the engagement both vivid and comprehensible . . . Includes 24 full-page, three-colour maps accompanied by a page of explanatory text keyed to the maps. Introductory essays to each section place the events in context and introduce the major characters." Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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MIRROR TO DAMASCUS, Thubron, Colin
166 Thubron, Colin MIRROR TO DAMASCUS
London Heinemann 1967 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good + Fair 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xiv, + 226pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections, plus a green stock (8 page) section (first and last pages blank) of locality maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over slightly bumped spine. Plain cerise-coloured cloth boards have a minor colour variation on rear board and minimal shelfwear. Tinted endpapers and textblock top edge, else leaves unmarked. Colour, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, plus jagged short tears and abraded folds, seller's sticker on front flap. The author, who lived with a poor Arab family in the world's oldest capital, Damascus, attempts to describe the city in its entirety . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 18 chapters, Chronology, Bibliography, 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: 23.50 AUD
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TASMANIA : Microcosm of the Federation or Vassal State, 1945-1983, Townsley, W. A
167 Townsley, W. A TASMANIA : Microcosm of the Federation or Vassal State, 1945-1983
Hobart, TAS, Australia St. David's Park Publishing 1994 0724623450 / 9780724623457 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 449pp. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally canted. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, with minor chips. Textblock unmarked. Following on from 'Tasmania from Colony to Statehood, 1803-1945', this stand-alone volume in Professor W.A. (William Asquith) Townsley's history of Tasmania considers politics in infrastructure and rapid change. Contents include: Prelims., 20 chapters, Notes to Chapters. Index. More. Book weight approx. 1.05 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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168 Trevelyan, Mary Caroline WILLIAM THE THIRD AND THE DEFENCE OF HOLLAND 1672-1674
London Longmans, Green & Co. 1930 First Edition Blue Cloth Hardback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, 359pp., four b/w plates, including tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece. Rear of volume has three fold-out coloured maps. Book square, tight with very mildly tanned untrimmed leaves. Mild colour stripping to top edge of cover, a degree of general rubbing, else no damage. No dustjacket. 16 chapters including: The Youth of William 111, De Witt and the triple alliance, Rise of the Prince of Orange, Outbreak of war, Measures of defence, Feb-May 1672, The war opens, May-June 1672, Retreat to Holland and French advance, June 1672, Peace negotiations with France, June-July 1672, Massacre of De Witts, Aug 1672, Autumn and Winter campaigns, 1672-73, Turn of the tide, Summer 1673, Peace with England, Winter 1673-74, Index. Book weight approx. 740g. 
Price: 17.39 AUD
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ARTHUR: Roman Britain's Last Champion, Tvala, Beram
169 Tvala, Beram ARTHUR: Roman Britain's Last Champion
Newton Abbot, Devon David & Charles 1971 0715352016 / 9780715352014 3rd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
221pp., several, intext, b/white maps and illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. A small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, with re-inforcing clear tape on inner folds. The legendary figure of King Arthur was the 'last champion of Roman Britain, and the last great commander of the Romanised Britons in their struggles against the Anglo-Saxon invaders . . . ' The author, an expert in Roman Britain knowledge, explains . . . Contents include: Prelims., 14 chapters, Appendices, Index, more. Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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RAMSES II  AND HIS TIME, Velikovsky, Immanuel
170 Velikovsky, Immanuel RAMSES II AND HIS TIME
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1978 0283984120 / 9780283984129 First British Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 270pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section, plus intext, line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. A stand-alone volume in Immanuel Velikovsky's monumental 'Ages in Chaos' series, which began in 1950. Contents of this title (with many references to Nebuchadnezzar) include: Prelims., 8 chapters, Epilogue, Synchronical Tables, Index. Additional inclusion: A small, unrelated leaflet re Velikovsky's theories as discussed by S.I.S. Review specialists. Immanuel Velikovsky was born in Russia in 1895, and died in the U.S.A. on 17th November, 1979. Book weight approx. 570g. 
Price: 26.88 AUD
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PISTOLS! TREASON! MURDER! : The Rise and Fall of a Master Spy, Walker, Jonathan
171 Walker, Jonathan PISTOLS! TREASON! MURDER! : The Rise and Fall of a Master Spy
Carlton, Vic, Australia Melbourne University Press 2007 0522852556 / 9780522852554 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 271pp., b/white maps, plus b/white cartoon illustrations created by Dan Hallett. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Very small felt pen mark to lower text-block edge, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly corner creased on rear panel. From the rear cover: "Historian Jonathan Walker uncovers the shadowy world of seventeenth-century espionage where truth is stranger and more elusive than the fiction being told. Including vividly illustrated comic strips, a bar tour around contemporary Venice and painstaking detective work . . . " Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 9.40 AUD
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172 Walker, R.J.B. OLD WESTMINSTER BRIDGE: The Bridge Of Fools
London David and Charles 1979 0 7153 78376 / 9780715378373 Hard Cover + D/J Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
319pp., green cloth boards, 48 b/w plates.Book has negligible shelf wear. Pictorial d/jacket, minor scuffing only. For centuries, there was no bridge over the Thames, between London Bridge and Kingston. Various attempts to build frustrated either by the City, jealous of it's privileges and commercial monopolies, or by the company of Waterman, fearful for the livelihood of it's members, who operated ferries and river traffic generally. This book traces the struggle to overcome these prejudices, and the eventual success of a "Society of Gentlemen", determined to force the issue through. Weight approx. 800g. 
Price: 14.89 AUD
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PAKISTAN : In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan, Weaver, Mary Anne
173 Weaver, Mary Anne PAKISTAN : In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 2002 0374228949 / 9780374228941 First Edition, Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, + 284pp., one b/white map. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bronze title there-on. Plain black boards very good+. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "Mary Anne Weaver elucidates a country in turmoil through two decades of eyewitness reporting and unparalleled access to Pakistan's presidents, prime ministers, generals, and politicians . . . Weaver provides an essential background for those seeking to understand Pakistan and the problems confronting the international community, and poses some deeply disturbing questions about the future of conflict in South Asia." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 545g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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174 Webster, Graham BOUDICA: The British Revolt Against Rome AD60
London Book Club Associates 1978 1st Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good + Book Club 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
152pp., intext, b/white halftone plate section, plus line-drawn maps and plans throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Backstrip lightly bumped on head and heel. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and U.V. affected on spine. The story, using archaeological and written evidence, of Boudica, Queen of the East Anglican Client Kingdom of the Icena, who rebelled against Rome in AD60, encouraged by the Druids in Anglesey. Contents include: Prelims., 7 chapters [all sub-chaptered], Epilogue, Refs., Biblio., Glossay of Latin Terms and Words, Index. Book weight approx. 410g. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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APARTHEID : The Closing Phases?, Weeramantry, C.G.
175 Weeramantry, C.G. APARTHEID : The Closing Phases?
South Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Lantana 1980 0908265026 / 9780908265022 First Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, + 302pp., b/white map. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper edge-rubbed, mild soiling to rear (text) panel, surface abraded on spine. From the back cover: "Researched in depth, and ranging over the fields of history, politics, sociology and law, the book's fresh insights and information update all current studies of apartheid. It will probably be necessary reading for any discussion of apartheid hereafter." Contents include: Preface, Acks., 8 chapters, Epilogue, Appendices A - E, Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 370g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE WOMEN OF ZIMBABWE, Weiss, Ruth
176 Weiss, Ruth THE WOMEN OF ZIMBABWE
London Kesho Publications 1986 090830501x / 9780908305018 First U.K. Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
151pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Chris Burke) card wrapper negligibly edge-creased and slightly tanned. From the rear panel: "This book is about the women of Zimbabwe: about their dynamic role in the war of liberation and their active commitment to the challenge of independence . . . Much of the book is written in the words of the women themselves . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 6 chapters, Appendix i and ii. Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE ANTI-PHILOSOPHERS: A Study of the Philosophes in Eighteenth Century France, White, R.J.
177 White, R.J. THE ANTI-PHILOSOPHERS: A Study of the Philosophes in Eighteenth Century France
London Macmillan 1970 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vii, + 175pp., unpaginated (8 page) b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated [ 'Le Repas de Philosophes', Jean Huber (styled after)] loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, and sunned. A study of 'Les Philosophes', the revolutionary thinkers of eighteenth-century France, who, in the closing years of the Ancien Regime, tried and considerably succeeded in making their countrymen think in a new way, especially about politics and religion. Contents, in 4 'parts', include: Prelims., Philosophes & Philosophers, Second Generation, Encyclopedia, Philosophes & The Revolution, Epilogue, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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HISTORIC FORESTS OF ENGLAND, Whitlock, Ralph
178 Whitlock, Ralph HISTORIC FORESTS OF ENGLAND
South Brunswick and New York A.S.Barnes & Company 1979 0498024296 / 9780498024290 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
176pp., plus 4 x 2 page, colour art and photographically-illustrated sections. B/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Silver foliage illustration to front panel of undamaged brown boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has clear tape reinforcing to reverse of spine and flap folds, sunning to spine. "This book traces the history of the indigenous forests from earliest times and demonstrates the significant part they have played in English life . . . While today the forests are largely deserted, for many centuries they were bustling with activity - with the king and his huntsman; with officials: verderers, woodwards, rangers, agisters, regarders, and warreners; and with a variety of workers who gained their livelihood in the woods such as bowyers, fewterers, bee-wardens, fletchers, truffle-hunters and charcoal-burners - not to mention outlaws and twelve different breeds of dog . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 855g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE ELEMENTS OF HERALDRY Containing an Explanation of the Principles of the Science and a Glossary of the Technical Terms Employed and with an Essay Upon the Use of Coat-Armor in the United States, Whitmore, William H.
179 Whitmore, William H. THE ELEMENTS OF HERALDRY Containing an Explanation of the Principles of the Science and a Glossary of the Technical Terms Employed and with an Essay Upon the Use of Coat-Armor in the United States
Rutland, Vermont, and Tokyo, Japan Charles E Tuttle 1968 Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
vii, + 106pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Minor tape stains to printed free endpapers, light erasure mark to ffep., previous owner's name and date to half-title page, foxing flecks to text-block head, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, (removable) plastic protected dustjacket negligibly scuffed only. "First published in 1866, 'Elements of Heraldry' was prepared expressly for the American public . . . it defines and illustrates the basic formats for heraldic design: the shield and crest; supporters, mantling and mottos; the division of the shield and meaning of division lines; the sub-ordinaries and cantons. It includes a glossary of terms and heraldic charges, and an alphabetical list of heraldic terms. Book weight approx. 303g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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A CENTURY IN ABERDEEN. Two Papers, William Watt, and Lord Provost Edward W. Watt
180 William Watt, and Lord Provost Edward W. Watt A CENTURY IN ABERDEEN. Two Papers
Aberdeen, Scotland Private Press (The Aberdeen University Press) 1941 First Thus Softcover Good Limited Number Edition 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
55pp., b/white halftone plate portrait of each author. Edition limited to 50 copies, of which this is hand-numbered '48'. Booklet clean and square. Card wrapper mildly soiled and bumped. Leaves clean, text-block bumped (as wrapper) on upper foredge corner. Intext statistical tables and expenditure for Aberdeen (Scotland) in 1938. "A brief survey of the progress of the City of Aberdeen during the last hundred years is given in the two papers which are here reprinted from the Transactions of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society. The first paper, entitled 'Fifty Years' Progress in Aberdeen' was communicated to the Society on April 1, 1900, by Mr William Watt, of the 'Aberdeen Free Press'; and the second, on October 20, 1938, by his son, Lord Provost Edward W. Watt, who, as president of the Society, read it at the opening meeting of the Hundredth Session." Minor value point: Included loose with book is a printed 'With Compliments' slip from Dr. Edward W. Watt, with a printed date of December, 1941, which is in undamaged condition. There is no dustjacket supplied. Booklet weight approx. 130g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 113.74 AUD
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