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THE SILENT CONSPIRACY : Inside the Intelligence Services in the 1990s, Dorril, Stephen
41 Dorril, Stephen THE SILENT CONSPIRACY : Inside the Intelligence Services in the 1990s
London Mandarin Paperbacks 1994 0749310944 / 9780749310943 First Thus Softcover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xii, + 562pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. " . . . frightening reading . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 29 chapters, Conclusion, Appendix, Notes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 328g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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42 Downton, Eric WARS WITHOUT END
Toronto, Canada Stoddart Publishing 1987 077372091X / 9780773720916 Softcover, 8vo Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
350pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Remainder spot on head of text-block, random foxing flecks on all block edges, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated [Wes Lowe] card wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased. "The harrowing account of a war correspondent's journey through the battle-fields of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East". From the Spanish Civil War to the disintegration of Lebanon, Canadian war journalist Eric Downton was there...Contents, in two 'books' ;1/ The Terrible Riddle and 2/ The Silent War, collectively 36 chapters, plus Index, are the dramatic close-ups of a man who has, many times, witnessed history in the making...Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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HELL ON HIGH GROUND Volume 2. World War II Air Crash Sites, Earl, David W.
43 Earl, David W. HELL ON HIGH GROUND Volume 2. World War II Air Crash Sites
Shrewsbury, England Airlife Publishing 1999 1840370823 / 9781840370829 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 308pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (some poignant in nature). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-art illustrated (Jim Brown) card wrapper nominally shelfworn only. Text-block unmarked. In this book the author describes the events surrounding 110 high-ground crashes, using information gleaned from accounts of those involved - survivors, rescuers or eye-witnesses, and other official sources . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Areas covered - Peak District, Yorkshire Moors, Lake District, Western Pennines, Isle of Man, South-west Moorlands, Scotland and The Highlands, Border Hills, Welsh Mountains, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, The Islands and Outer Hebrides, Appendices (Roll of Honour, Additions and Amendments to Volume One, Mountain Rescue Service, Abbreviations), Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 715g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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THE CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH PLACE-NAMES, Ekwall, Eilert
44 Ekwall, Eilert THE CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH PLACE-NAMES
Oxford, England Oxford University Press 1980 0198691033 / 9780198691037 Fourth Edition, Seventh Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
546pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped spine. Plain black boards bumped on upper foredge corner and top edge. Text-block unmarked. Colour-illustrated (details from Saxton's map of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Berkshire, 1574), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped and slightly edgeworn. "Ekwall's 'Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names' was first published in 1936 and has become the standard work of reference on English place-name etymology. This Fourth Edition gives historical and modern forms of over 10,000 place-names, together with explanations of their meaning . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 7 chapters, more. Book weight approx. 885g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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HISTORY OF SLAVERY, Everett, Susanne
45 Everett, Susanne HISTORY OF SLAVERY
New Jersey Chartwell Books 2006 1555217680 / 9781555217686 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
253pp., plus (iii). Illustrated throughout: b/white halftone, duotone and full colour plates. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally canted. Colour-art illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, with a nip on foot, else good. From Ancient Greece to the American South of a century ago, slavery was part of everyday life. 'History of Slavery' tells the story of the development of slavery, describing the trans-Atlantic trade that brought 11 million slaves from Africa to the Americas over the course of 300 years . . . Contents include: Prelims., 10 chapters, Acks., Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.35KG. *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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CHICAGO '68, Farber, David
46 Farber, David CHICAGO '68
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. University of Chicago Press 1988 0226238008 / 9780226238005 2nd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxi, + 304pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Vivid, metallic green title over nominally bumped spine. Undamaged blue cloth boards. Leaves clean and unmarked. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. The 1968 Democratic Convention, cops, kids, the Mayor and his city, violence, bloody confrontation between protesters and the forces of law and order. This is Chicago, Ill. 1968 . . . David Farber, not seeking to apportion blame, attempts to reconstruct this event from three different voices, the perspectives of each of the major protagonists. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Narratives (7 chapters), Analysis (3 chapters, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 720g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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ALMOST A MIRACLE : The American Victory in the War of Independence, Ferling, John
47 Ferling, John ALMOST A MIRACLE : The American Victory in the War of Independence
New York Oxford University Press 2007 0195382927 / 9780195382921 Fourth Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 679pp., b/white illustrations and maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. The author brings to this book nearly forty years of experience as a historian of early America. Numerous contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 25 chapters over four 'parts', Abbs., Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 910g. * Buyers 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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BYGONE BRADFORD : The 'Lost World' of J.B. Priestley, Firth, Gary
48 Firth, Gary BYGONE BRADFORD : The 'Lost World' of J.B. Priestley
Lancaster, England Dalesman Books 1986 0852068786 / 9780852068786 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
84pp., b/white illustrations throughout (mainly photographic). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased and mildly surface indented. From the rear panel: "As Bradfordians put the Victorian age behind them, two young men of Belle Vue School in the first years of the new century were writing and photographing the city which had nurtured them. This book brings together the writings of J.B. Priestley and the photographs of Christopher Pratt with the focus of Edwardian Bradford . . . " 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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THE ATLANTIS BLUEPRINT : Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization, Flem-Ath, Rand, and Wilson, Colin
49 Flem-Ath, Rand, and Wilson, Colin THE ATLANTIS BLUEPRINT : Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization
London Little, Brown and Company 2000 0316853798 / 9780316853798 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxv, + 415pp., plus 8 page, b/white halftone illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper moderately scuffed, with nominal edgewear. "In 1982, the American scholar Charles Hapgood made an astonishing claim to a young librarian, Rand Flem-Ath - that civilization was almost a hundred thousand years old, and that he had the evidence to prove it. Before he could substantiate these remarkable assertions, Hapgood was killed in a car crash. Together with fellow author Colin Wilson, Flem-Ath set out to track down the truth . . . " Contents include: Analytical Table of Contents, Acks., Preface, 10 chapters, Appendix 1-7, Notes, Biblio. Index. Book weight approx. 710g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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EXPLOSION IN HALIFAX HARBOUR : The Illustrated Account of a Disaster That Shook the World, Flemming, David B.
50 Flemming, David B. EXPLOSION IN HALIFAX HARBOUR : The Illustrated Account of a Disaster That Shook the World
Halifax, Nova Scotia Formac Publishing 2004 0887806325 / 9780887806322 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
96pp., b/white and colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented only. "On the morning of December 6, 1917, the residents of Halifax's North End witnessed first-hand the terrifying destruction of the First World War. A fully-loaded munitions ship collided with a larger vessel - the resulting fire sparked the largest man-made explosion prior to the detonation of an atomic bomb in 1945. David B. Flemming gives a complete account of life in Halifax before, during, and in the aftermath of this catastrophe . . . " Book weight approx. 399g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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51 Foster, Wm. Z. THE REVOLUTIONARY CRISIS OF 1918-1921 IN GERMANY, ENGLAND, ITALY and FRANCE
Chicago, Ill. The Trade Union Educational League First Edition Hardcover (Original Red Cloth) Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date (c. 1922). 63pp. Red cloth boards specked and splashed, stained and faded. Remnant front of dustjacket affixed to front board. Dampstained and acidic (browned) textblock. Red cord, spine-attached bookmark. The author, a Federated Press correspondent, had an opportunity to study the post-World War One revolutionary movements in Germany, England, Italy and France. In these pages he attempts to portray the general outlines and causes of their failure, together with other relevant events . . . Contents include: Intro., German Revolution, Failure of British Triple Alliance, White Terror in Italy, War Between Reds and Yellows in France, Conclusion. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 31.02 AUD
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A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY, Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles
52 Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY
New York Bonanza Books 1978 0517266431 / 9780517266434 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 647pp., plus 2 x 4 page, colour plate illustrated sections, b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Royal Arms), loose-plastic protected dustjacket has several foxing spots to head and foot, mostly to reverse. A reprint of the 1909 edition, published by Dodge Publishing Co., New York. "Arthur Charles Fox-Davies has written 'the' story of heraldry - a thorough explanation of the rules governing the establishment and use of coats of arms, and an extraordinarily detailed compendium of the individual elements and designs in the coats of arms of England and Scotland." Contents include: Introduction, 42 chapters, Index. 920g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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HERALDRY EXPLAINED, Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles
53 Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles HERALDRY EXPLAINED
United Kingdom David & Charles Reprints 1971 0715350374 / 9780715350379 Second Edition, Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xxi, + 126pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Tape stains to front and rear free endpapers, foxing spots to text-block head and randomly on several pages, else leaves clean. Illustrated, (removable) plastic protected dustjacket negligibly scuffed only. First published in 1906, with a Second Edition in 1925. This reprint of the 2nd edition published in 1971. "This is a new impression of one of the best and most easily read explanations of the meaning of heraldry . .. " With a new Introduction by L.G.Pine, contents include: 12 chapters. Book weight approx. 270g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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HERALDRY, Franklyn, Julian
54 Franklyn, Julian HERALDRY
London Arco Publications 1965 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Alan Keith-Hill 
154pp., plus 12 page colour illustrated section. B/white line-drawings by Alan Keith-Hill. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Tape stains to front and rear free endpapers, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, (removable) plastic protected, price-clipped dustjacket negligibly scuffed only. Contents include: To All and Singular, 12 chapters, Blazon, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 324g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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BOUDICEA'S CHARIOT : The Warrior Queens, Fraser, Antonia
55 Fraser, Antonia BOUDICEA'S CHARIOT : The Warrior Queens
London Weidenfeld And Nicolson 1988 0297794868 / 9780297794868 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 383pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour and b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edgeworn, tiny nick to head. " . . . Antonia Fraser moves on from examining the facts about Boudicea to her 'chariot', the symbol of the journey through history of an infinite variety of Warrior Queens, found in almost every culture . . . Zenobia of Palmyra, Isabella of Spain, Elizabeth I, Queen Jinga of Angola, Catherine the Great and the Rani of Jhansi, right up to the twentieth-century democratically elected 'Warrior Queens' - Indira Gandhi, Golda Meir and Margaret Thatcher." Book weight approx. 860g. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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THE MAGDALENE LEGACY : The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy, Gardner, Laurence
56 Gardner, Laurence THE MAGDALENE LEGACY : The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy
London Harper Element (Imprint) 2005 0007200854 / 9780007200856 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxii, + 504pp., plus 16 page, mostly colour-art, plus several b/white, plates. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Laurence Gardner, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, constitutional historian, Knight Templar of St Anthony and Jacobite Historiographer Royal moves the themes of the hidden archives and lineage of Jesus and Mary to new levels . . . Contents include: Intro., 18 chapters, Notes and Refs., Genealogical Chart, Bloodline of the Holy Grail, Appendices I-VI, Bibliography, Dan Brown and 'The Da Vinci Code', Index. Book weight approx. 465g. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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57 Glees, Anthony THE STASI FILES: East Germany's Secret Operations Against Britain
London The Free Press 2004 0743231058 / 9780743231053 1st Impression [p/b] Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 461pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. "This is the history of the UK operations of the East German Secret Service, simply called 'The Stasi'. The book is based on unique unpublished documentary evidence, chiefly from the Stasi files in Berlin, as well as interviews with some of those who were involved...Contents, in chaptered 'parts', include: Prelims., Chronology 1979-89, Intro., 1/ Prelude to Espionage. 2/ The Fruits of Stasi Espionage. 3/ The Invisible Front. 4/ Penetration and Recruitment. Conclusion, Appendices, Biblio., Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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THE BALKANS 1804-1999 : Nationalism, War and the Great Powers, Glenny, Misha
58 Glenny, Misha THE BALKANS 1804-1999 : Nationalism, War and the Great Powers
London Granta Books 2000 1862070733 / 9781862070738 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxvi, + 726pp., 8 pages b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn, soft corner crease to rear. " A passionate survey of Balkan history since the early nineteenth century, providing the essential background to recent terrible events in this war-torn area . . . covers the entire region and offers profound insights into the roots of Balkan violence, explaining vividly the origins of modern Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Albania . . . " Contents include: Acks., Maps, Intro., 8 chapters, Epilogue: The Balkan Vortex, Glossary, Notes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 974g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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WHO WROTE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS? : The Search for the Secret of Qumran, Golb, Norman
59 Golb, Norman WHO WROTE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS? : The Search for the Secret of Qumran
New York Scribner 1995 002544395x / 9780025443952 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 446pp., intext, b/white illustrations; halftone plates, facsimiles, and area maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title on black quarter-cloth spine. A nondescript inscription on tinted ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Plain boards undamaged. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn. The subject of endless fascination and controversy since their discovery in the Qumran Caves in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been subjected to a "compelling new interpretation" by Professor Norman Golb. Contents include: Prelims., Part 1/ A New Theory of Scroll Origins. 2/ Science, Politics and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Epilogue, Glossary, Endnotes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 880g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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MEDIEVAL CHINESE WARFARE, 300-900, Graff, David A.
60 Graff, David A. MEDIEVAL CHINESE WARFARE, 300-900
London Routledge 2002 0415239559 / 9780415239554 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 288pp., b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft corner crease to small section, short pen strip to lower text-block edge. Illustrated (Cave 285 Mao Grotto) card wrapper negligibly indented, short, soft crease. A stand-alone title in the 'War and History' series. " . . . explores the military strategies, institutions and wars that reconstructed the Chinese empire which survived into modern times. Drawing on classical Chinese sources and the best modern scholarship from China and Japan, David A. Graff connects military affairs with political and social developments to show how China's history unfolded. Between 300 and 900 AD, both Chinese and barbarian regimes experimented with many different forms of military service, including the tribal warrior, the hereditary military retainer, the part-time farmer-soldier, and the full-time mercenary. 'Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900' is the first survey of medieval Chinese military history to be published in English. This seminal text will be of interest to both students of military history and to anyone with an interest in Chinese history." Contents include: List of Maps, Preface and Acks., Introduction, 11 chapters, Conclusion, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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