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EXCALIBUR : The Search for Arthur, Williams, Gwyn A.
181 Williams, Gwyn A. EXCALIBUR : The Search for Arthur
London BBC Books 1994 0563370203 / 9780563370208 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
224pp., colour-art frontispiece, colour plates throughout, supported by several b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain brown boards undamaged. Thin remainder stripe (black felt pen) on foot of text-block, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Lancelot Fighting a Lion', French manuscript, 1344, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Produced to accompany a television series, Gwyn Williams considers the shadowy links between Arthur, Stonehedge and Celtic rituals, and slender evidence of the historical Arthur, before describing how these stories and myths developed . . . Contents include; Prelims., 12 chapters, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 835g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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WORLD WAR I, Willmott, H.P.
182 Willmott, H.P. WORLD WAR I
Great Britain DK Publishing 2007 0756629675 / 9780756629670 Reprint Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
319pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has sunned strips to front panel (see image). Contents include: The Road To War, 1878-1914, The Outbreak of War, 1914, The Widening War, 1914-1916, War and the Rise of The State, 1915, Battles of Attrition, 1916, Events Beyond The Battlefield, 1914-1918, Disillusion, Mutiny and Revolution, 1917, The Last Great Battles, 1918, A New World Order, 1919-1923, Glossary, Index, Acks. 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: 16.92 AUD
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WORLD WAR II, Willmott, H.P.., Cross, Robin, and Messenger, Charles
183 Willmott, H.P.., Cross, Robin, and Messenger, Charles WORLD WAR II
Great Britain DK Publishing 2007 0756629683 / 9780756629687 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
319pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented only. Introduction by Richard Overy. Contents include: The Path To War, 1919-39, War Begins In Europe, 1939-40, Germany Triumphant, 1940-41, The War Becomes Global, 1941-42, The Initiative Changes Hands, 1942-43, The Axis On The Defensive, 1943-44, The Allies' Great Offensives, 1944-45, The Final Battles, 1945, A New World, 1945-49, Glossary, Index, Acks. 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: 18.80 AUD
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THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES, Winchester, Simon
184 Winchester, Simon THE MEN WHO UNITED THE STATES
London (Printed in Australia) William Collins 2013 0007532393 / 9780007532391 First Thus (Aust.), 1st Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxv, + 463pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. A remainder stripe on lower textblock edge, else textblock unmarked. In this enthralling book, Simon Winchester follows in the footsteps of America's most essential explorers, thinkers and innovators revealing the breath-taking achievements of the pioneers who have helped to forge and unify America . . . Contents include: Prelims., 5 'parts', Epilogue, Acks., Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 665g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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UNCOVERING THE ANCIENT WORLD, Winstone, H.V.F.
185 Winstone, H.V.F. UNCOVERING THE ANCIENT WORLD
London Constable 1985 0094647208 / 9780094647206 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
393pp., colour frontis plate, plus colour and b/white plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on, mild bump to head. Black boards nominally bumped on a lower foredge corner, otherwise undamaged. Map illustrated endpapers. Leaves clean and unmarked, with a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, corresponding soft creases to head of spine, minimal edgewear. "Uncovering this world took place at a breathtaking speed. Schliemann at Troy; Marriette and Petrie in the Nile Valley; Evans in Crete, Woolley at Ur and Carter in the Valley of the Kings - these and other great archaeologists began to unravel the mysteries of past civilisations . . . H.V.F. Winstone tells the story with a pace and a sense of excitement that matches his subject. His text is authoritative and informed . . . " Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers 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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HAWAIIAN MONARCHS AND THEIR PALACES (A Pictorial History), Wisniewski, Richard A.
186 Wisniewski, Richard A. HAWAIIAN MONARCHS AND THEIR PALACES (A Pictorial History)
Honolulu, Hawaii Pacific Basin Enterprises 1987 0938144073 / 9780938144076 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
72pp., eight page colour illustrated section, plus duo-tone photographic illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitch, staple-bound format. Book clean. Staples firm and clean (no rust). Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a mild sunned strip to head of front panel, negligible edgewear, tiny corner crease to rear. "A condensed pictorial history of Hawaii's monarchs, beginning with Kamehameha the Great, the founder of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and ending with Queen Lili'uokalani, the last Hawaiian monarch." Book weight approx. 140g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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MONTE CRISTO, Woodhouse, Philip R., with Wood, Robert L.
187 Woodhouse, Philip R., with Wood, Robert L. MONTE CRISTO
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The Mountaineers 1996 0898860717 / 9780898860719 First Thus Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
307pp., b/white photographic illustrations and maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. A short, fine blue biro mark to foredge, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-creased only. "The Monte Cristo area, pocketed in spectacularly beautiful mountains in the Pacific Northwest, has long intrigued visitors with its colourful history, rooted in the search for gold and silver 'as rich as the Count of Monte Cristo'. Here is the complete story, from discovery to disillusionment as dreamed-of riches became the dust of a gold town . . . " Contents include: Author's Note, Preface, 15 chapters, Epilogue, Notes, Appendix I - IV, Bibliography, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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DISCOVER NEW YORK WITH HELEN WORDEN, Worden, Helen
188 Worden, Helen DISCOVER NEW YORK WITH HELEN WORDEN
New York American Women's Voluntary Services 1943 First Edition Printed Stiff Card, Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
128pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Printed card cover chipped and creased. Previous owner's name and address on title page. A guide to services, canteens, restaurants, shops, places of interest, etc., in New York at a time when America was involved in World War Two. An interesting book which includes many b/white advertisements from the era. Weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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189 Young, Alfred E. (Edited by) THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Explorations in the History of American Radicalism
Dekalb, Illinois, USA Northern Illinois University Press 1984 0875805191 / 9780875805191 1st Thus, 5th Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 481pp., several intext illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Minor paragraph-indicating lines on several margins, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, bumped on heel, and minor stains. "This is a volume of original essays exploring radical themes in the era of the American Revolution. These essays deal with three subjects: radical movements, groups & social classes at 'the bottom' or on the outside of Colonial society. Contents, in 'parts', include: Common Folk and Gentle Folk, Patriots and Radicals, Outsiders, Index, more. Book weight approx. 740g. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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190 [Compiled by] Nottinghamshire Federation of Women's Institutes NOTTINGHAMSHIRE: Within Living Memory
Newbury, Berkshire, U.K. Countryside Books/Notts, FWI 1995 1853063568 / 9781853063565 First Edition Stiff Card Paperback Very Good + 
256pp., candid, historic b/w illustrations, sketches., locality map, throughout. Pages clean, binding tight and square. Illustrated stiff card wrapper has minor corner bumps, creases, deletion fluid applied inside front cover. Contents include: Town and Country Life, House and Home, Childhood and Schooldays, World of Work, War and Peace, Highdays and Holidays. An interesting Local History, with numerous contributors. Book weight approx. 470grams. 
Price: 10.55 AUD
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191 [Edited by] Davis, Rex MAGNA CARTA : Icon of Liberty
U.K. Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, jointly with Lincoln Magna Carta Trust 1988 0950269042 / 9780950269047 Card Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
55pp. Intext, colour illustrations plus several sketches by Sheila Sancha. Book clean, square. Mildly sunned on spine and front [very minor], otherwise v/good. Produced in conjunction with an Australian Bi-Centennial visit of the historic Magna Carta...Contents include: Prelims., Habit of feudalism, Magna Carta; Affirmation of Liberty, Charter revived-Seventeenth century England, The links with Australia, Magna Carta, Epilogue, More. Book weight approx. 290gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, [None noted]
192 [None noted] CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Beijing Foreign Language Press 1994 7119016997 / 9787119016993 3rd Edition Hardcover [Original Cloth] Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
96pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gilt titles on red cloth. Backstrip nominally bumped on head. No dustjacket [probably unissued]. English edition of the 'Constitution of the People's Republic of China' may have lost something in the translation, i.e. Article 35: Citizens of the P.R.C. enjoy freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, association, procession and demonstration. Article 36: Citizens of the P.R.C. enjoy freedom of religious belief... Contents include: Preamble, General Principles, The fundamental rights and duties of citizens, The structure of the State-Sections I to VII, The National Flag, The National Emblem and the Capital. Amendments [1988] [1993]. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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193 [None noted] OLD MEMORIES REVIVED
London Battersby Cord-tied Yapped S'cover B'let Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date [c.1920]. Unpaginated [20 pages]. B/w, historic halftone and line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book square, cord-tie binding sound. Random foxing spots throughout. Yapped black card wrapper has colour portrait [Nelson?] overlay with minor damage and spot. This booklet appears to be primarily a promotional booklet for the 'Battersby Hat Shop', but encompasses local areas of interest. I.E. Nelson's Column, Statue of Charles 1, Admiralty Arch, The Cenotaph, Royal Mews, Nelson relics, St. Martins-In-The-Fields, and 'some quaint trades', all in proximity to the Battersby Hat Shop in London. Booklet weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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