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THE CONFUSIONS OF PLEASURE : Commerce and Culture in Ming China, Brook, Timothy
21 Brook, Timothy THE CONFUSIONS OF PLEASURE : Commerce and Culture in Ming China
Taipei SMC Publishing 1998 9576384893 / 9789576384899 Reprint Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxv, + 320pp., b/white photographic and line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Light foxing to endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated (Early-Qing dynasty portrait of Yang Maolin), flapped card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel, minimal edgewear. "The central theme of this beautifully told social and cultural history is commercialization . . . Commerce did more than simply circulate goods, as contemporary commentators such as Zhang Tao knew. It remade society and refashioned ideas by tying producers and consumers together into relationships that bypassed Confucian values. It turned knowledge into a commodity . . . " Contents include: List of Ills., Preface, A Ming Chronology, A Genealogy of Ming Emperors, List of Abbs., Introduction: Seasons of The Ming, Dramatis Personae, Winter: The First Century, Spring: The Middle Century, Summer: The Last Century, Fall: The Lord of Silver, Notes, Bibliography, Glossary and Index. Book weight approx. 510g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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EXTREME SOUTH : Struggles and Triumph of the First Australian Team to the Pole, Brown, Ian
22 Brown, Ian EXTREME SOUTH : Struggles and Triumph of the First Australian Team to the Pole
Terrey Hills, NSW, Australia Australian Geographic 2001 1862760314 / 9781862760318 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
255pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards lightly bumped at foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly shelfworn and edge-creased only. "In the summer of 1997-1998 three Australians, Peter Treseder, Ian Brown and Keith Williams tackled one of the toughest journeys available to modern-day adventurers . . . This absorbing book relates their experiences throughout the 60 challenging days of their 1300 km trek, and thanks to Ian Brown's photography, shows us the vastness, majesty and uncompromising nature of the Antarctic landscape . . . " Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, Prologue, 8 chapters, Epilogue, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 890g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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"UNSINKABLE": The Full Story of the RMS Titanic, Butler, Daniel Allen
23 Butler, Daniel Allen "UNSINKABLE": The Full Story of the RMS Titanic
U.S.A. Da Capo Press 2002 0306811103 / 9780306811104 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 292pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Remainder mark to lower text-block edge, else leaves Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear cover: " . . . a fresh look at her incredible story. Following the great ship from her conception in a Belfast shipyard to her fateful collision and through the ambitious attempts to salvage her right up to the present day, Butler draws on his thirty years of research to explore the tragedy and its aftermath in remarkable depth and detail . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 430g. 
Price: 9.40 AUD
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BANK OF SCOTLAND 1695-1995 : A Very Singular Institution.    (Signed Copy), Cameron, Alan
24 Cameron, Alan BANK OF SCOTLAND 1695-1995 : A Very Singular Institution. (Signed Copy)
Edinburgh, Scotland Mainstream Publishing 1995 1851586911 / 9781851586912 First Edition, 2nd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
264pp., illustrated endpapers (Family Tree of the Bank of Scotland). Intext illustrations throughout: full colour, duo-tone, and b/white halftone plates (many in facsimile), plus several tables. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. A concise inscription, signed by author, on title page, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. The story of the important Scottish institution: The Bank of Scotland, celebrating in the year of publication (1995) its tercentenary, having been created by an Act of Scottish Parliament in 1695 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, 17 chapters, Appendices, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.05 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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25 Camille, Michael THE MEDIEVAL ART OF LOVE: Objects and Subjects of Desire
London Laurence King Publishing 1998 185669142X / 9781856691420 First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 
176pp., colour-plate frontispiece, plus intext colour plates, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Boards lightly bumped on lower rear foredge corner. Art-illustrated ('Uncourtly Lovers', Germany, c. 1484) dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. "This book shows how images in paintings and on beautiful objects taught men and women the 'art' of love . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Love's Lost Relics, Love's Looks, ditto Gifts, Places, Signs, Goal, Decline and Love's Renaissance. Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 1.2KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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BAD FAITH :  A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland, Carmen Callil
26 Carmen Callil BAD FAITH : A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland
London Jonathan Cape 2006 0224078461 / 9780224078467 Uncorrected Proof Softcover Very Good + Uncorrected Proof Copy 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxv, + 560 pages. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Printed card wrapper negligibly edge-bumped only. "Although personally responsible for the deportation of thousands of French Jews, Darquier was never brought to justice and spent the years after the war in Madrid. In Carmel Callil's masterful account Darquier's ascent to power during the years leading up to the Second World War comes to mirror the rise of French anti-Semitism and the role it played in the horrors that were to follow . . . " Book weight approx. 890g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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THE STRANGE LAWS OF OLD ENGLAND, Cawthorne, Nigel
27 Cawthorne, Nigel THE STRANGE LAWS OF OLD ENGLAND
Great Britain Piatkus 2008 0749950366 / 9780749950361 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
266pp., small b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain tan boards undamaged. Leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "Nigel Cawthorne takes the reader on an entertaining tour of the wilder shores of the British legal system: he has unearthed an extraordinary collection of the most bizarre and arcane laws that have been enacted over the centuries. Some of the laws, incredibly, are still in force. It is still illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour . . . This elegant and amusing book is perfect for everyone fascinated by the eccentric history of these islands." Contents include: Introduction, 23 chapters. Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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FALUN GONG : The End of Days, Chang, Maria Hsia
28 Chang, Maria Hsia FALUN GONG : The End of Days
Carlton North, VIC, Australia Scribe Publications 2004 1920769242 / 9781920769246 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 188pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, several with soft corner crease. Fine pen stripe to foot of textblock. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, plus small, soft corner crease. Author Maria Hsia Chang investigates events in the wake of the 1999 demonstration, when more than 10,000 Falun Gong followers protested before the Chinese Communist headquarters in Beijing; she discusses the Falun Gong's beliefs; attempts to explain the Chinese government's brutal treatment of the sect, and concludes with a chronicle of the ongoing persecution of religious groups in China . . . Includes Index. Book weight approx. 225g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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29 Chary, M. Srinivas THE EAGLE AND THE PEACOCK: U.S. Foreign Policy Toward India Since Independence
Westport, Connecticut Greenwood Press 1995 0313276021 / 9780313276026 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover (Green Cloth) Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 194pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles on dark green cloth, trivial specks there-on. Leaves clean. No dustjacket (as issued). Prior to World War II, the nations of India and the United States of America lacked substantial knowledge of each other, contact at all levels was limited and ephemeral. WW2 and India's drive for independence from British rule, the latter's alliance with the U.S.A., and it's anti-colonialist policy began a somewhat, and sometimes, acrimonious relationship between India and the U.S. . . . This interesting report outlined that relationship from the mid 1940s. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 10 chapters, Conclusion, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 31.02 AUD
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30 Claiborne, Robert CLIMATE, MAN AND HISTORY
London Angus and Robertson [U.K.] 1973 0207955018 / 9780207955013 First British Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
444pp., colour-map endpapers. Several intext halftone illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a non-problematic overstrain crease there-on. Light splash-stains on text-block edges, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. In this fascinating book on Earth's climate[s] and man, the author gives a thorough explanation, in part using simple analogies, to give the reader a clear understanding of climate, its history, and our place in it...Contents include: 40 interesting chapters, divided into four 'parts', viz: Climate Past & Present, Emerging Man, Civilization, History. Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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31 Clark, Alan BARBAROSSA : The Russian-German Conflict, 1941-1945
London, United Kingdom Phoenix Press/Orion Publishing 2000 184212434x / 9781842124345 Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxii, + 522pp., plus 16 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. B/white maps and charts. Book clean. Slightly concave spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very mildly edgeworn. "At dawn on Midsummer's day, 1941, the Wehrmacht rolled forward across the Soviet frontier, Barbarossa - the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany - had begun . . . Drawing on Soviet and German sources, 'Barbarossa' covers a vast and dramatic canvas, as for four years the two sides were locked in a desperate and merciless struggle." Contents include: List of Maps and Charts, Author's Note, Preface, 22 chapters over four 'books', Epilogue, Appendices x 5, Bibliography, Note on Sources, Index. Book weight approx. 720g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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HELL AND PARADISE : The Norfolk, Bounty, Pitcairn Saga, Clarke, Peter
32 Clarke, Peter HELL AND PARADISE : The Norfolk, Bounty, Pitcairn Saga
Norfolk Island Shearwater Press 1995 0670815217 / 9780670815210 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
189pp., colour and b/white historical art, plus contemporary colour photographic, illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket mildly surface-scuffed only. From the jacket flap: "This book will have tremendous fascination to Australians as it explores the very fabric of their heritage. But its appeal is universal, as its story ranges from Captain Cook, to eighteenth century Tahiti - a sensual utopia that captured the world's imagination, to Norfolk island - the world's most abominable penal colony, to the Isle of Man - where Fletcher Christian's forbears dominated the world's oldest parliament for five hundred years, to H.M.S. Bounty on which was enacted to world's most famous mutiny, and on to life today on Pitcairn and Norfolk Islands . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.05KG. * Customers 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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PHOENIX: The Decline and Rebirth of the Indian People, Coffer, William E. (Koi Hosh)
33 Coffer, William E. (Koi Hosh) PHOENIX: The Decline and Rebirth of the Indian People
New York Van Nostrand Reinhold 1979 0442261314 / 9780442261313 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
v, + 281pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout; halftone plates, chapter-heading art, and line-drawn maps. Book clean. Gilt title on slightly cocked spine. Brown boards lightly bumped on corners, plus head and heel of backstrip. A concise, nondescript inscription on ffep., random splotches and dogears throughout, flecked text-block edges. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and crudely price-clipped. "Here, told in uncompromising detail, is the brutal and awesome story of the Indian people's struggle for survival after the European discovery of America . . . " Contents include: Intro., 17 chapters, Footnotes, Biblio., Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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TUTANKHAMUN. THE EXODUS CONSPIRACY : The Truth Behind Archaeology's Greatest Mystery, Collins, Andrew, and Ogilvie-Herald, Chris
34 Collins, Andrew, and Ogilvie-Herald, Chris TUTANKHAMUN. THE EXODUS CONSPIRACY : The Truth Behind Archaeology's Greatest Mystery
London Virgin Books 2002 1852279729 / 9781852279721 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 338pp., plus 1 x 12 page b/white illustrated section, b/white maps and line-drawings intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small indentation to front and rear panel. From the jacket flap: "The tomb of Tutankhamun was undoubtedly the greatest archaeological discovery of all time . . . What is not so well known is that among the wonderful treasures Carter and Carnarvon unearthed were also rumoured to be papyri that held the 'true account' of the biblical Exodus . . . The existence of the controversial papyri and the background of their explosive contents is the subject of this book, which explores the age of Tutankhamen and its relationship with the biblical Exodus story." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 800g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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A HISTORY OF CANNIBALISM : From Ancient Cultures to Survival Stories and Modern Psychopaths, Constantine, Nathan
35 Constantine, Nathan A HISTORY OF CANNIBALISM : From Ancient Cultures to Survival Stories and Modern Psychopaths
London Capella 2006 1841934038 / 9781841934037 Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
208pp., b/white photographic and art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very mildly edgeworn, and indented, small, soft crease to rear panel. "Desperation, duty and desire - the three primary motives for breaking what is the oldest taboo in the Western world, cannibalism. This book investigates all three and presents startling evidence that will challenge cultural and moral perceptions as never before." Contents include: Introduction, Cannibalism and Ritual, Cultural Cannibalism, Cannibalism and Disasters, Famine and Cannibalism, Infamous Cannibals Through The Ages, The Fascination with Cannibalism, Looking to the Future, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 710g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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TERRORISM : Inside a World Phenomenon, Davies, Barry
36 Davies, Barry TERRORISM : Inside a World Phenomenon
London Virgin Books 2003 1852279648 / 9781852279646 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 280pp, two unpaginated plate sections of colour and b/white halftone illustrations. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over nominally bumped spine. Black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgworn only. Written by an 18 year British SAS veteran, Barry Davies, this title is the first complete guide to a phenomenon that affects us all . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, History, Organisations, Attacks, Anti-Terrorist Units, Successful Counter-Terrorism, Future of Terrorism, Summary, Postscript, Appendices, more. Index. Book weight approx. 660g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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GERONIMO : The Man, His Time, His Place, Debo, Angie
37 Debo, Angie GERONIMO : The Man, His Time, His Place
London Pimlico/Random House 1993 0712658998 / 9780712658997 Fourth Printing Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xx, + 480pp., two-page b/white map, b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very mildly edgeworn only. "On 5 September, 1886 America rejoiced as the news flashed from the Southwest that the Apache war leader Geronimo had surrendered. With Geronimo, at the time of his surrender, were Chief Naiche - son of the great Cochise - 16 other warriors, 14 women and six children. It had taken a force of 5,000 regular army troops and a series of false promises to capture the land. Here is the enthralling narrative of revenge and raids, of escape, pursuit and uneasy peace. It is also a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Geronimo - one of the greatest, most feared and most elusive of Indian leaders . . . " Book weight approx. 930g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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CHASLANDS : Pioneering Days in Southern New Zealand, Dewar, G.E.
38 Dewar, G.E. CHASLANDS : Pioneering Days in Southern New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand A.H. & A.W. Reed 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
136pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Spine firm, slightly bumped and faded. Plain red boards bumped on foredge corners, else good. No dustjacket. Heavy foxing on front and rear free endpapers, flecks on textblock edges, else lightly tanned leaves. Stories of pioneering days around Chaslands, Otago region, Southern New Zealand. Contents include: Prelims., 21 chapters. Book weight approx. 365g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 32.90 AUD
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THE ANCIENT ROMANS : How They Lived and Worked, Dilke, O.A.W.
39 Dilke, O.A.W. THE ANCIENT ROMANS : How They Lived and Worked
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Wren Publishing 1975 0858852012 / 9780858852013 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
199pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates, plus intext line-drawings, graphs and tables. Book clean. Bright gilt title over nominally cocked spine. Plain green boards trivially bowed only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, else very good. " . . . a fresh look at the elaborate and forceful organisation of the Roman Republic and Empire, on how the Roman citizens lived, their everyday lives, their ways of thought, how their economy worked. What work did the Romans do . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 9 chapters, Chronological Table, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN  Volume 2, Doren, Carl Van
40 Doren, Carl Van BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Volume 2
Fl, U.S.A. Simon Publications 2002 1931541868 / 9781931541862 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Note: Volume 2 only! 402-845pp. (run-on pagination from Volume I), one b/white halftone illustration. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Subject-illustrated card wrapper has negligible edgewear, plus a barely discernable corner crease. First published in 1938 by The Viking Press, New York, and winner of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize, Carl van Doren's work incorporates material from Benjamin Franklin's published works, journals, letters and manuscripts. Volume 2 encompasses chapters 16-26, commencing with 'Philosopher In England' . . . Includes Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 710g. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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