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CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE PRESIDENCY : Race and Gender in American Politics, 1960-1972, Graham, Hugh Davis
61 Graham, Hugh Davis CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE PRESIDENCY : Race and Gender in American Politics, 1960-1972
New York Oxford Univ Press 1992 0195073223 / 9780195073225 Second Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
282pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Card wrapper nominally edgeworn, light bump to front panel. "Now abridged for courses, Hugh D. Graham's groundbreaking history of national policy during the battle for civil rights re-creates the intense debates in Congress and the White House that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 banning discrimination against minorities and women . . . Based on extensive research in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidential archives and special collections of the Library of Congress, this book will be invaluable for courses in American history, political science, and black and women's studies . . . " Includes Glossary, Notes and Index. Book weight approx. 400g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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I DREAM OF PEACE : Images of War by Children of Former Yugoslavia, Grant, James P. (Introduction by)
62 Grant, James P. (Introduction by) I DREAM OF PEACE : Images of War by Children of Former Yugoslavia
New York HarperCollins 1994 0062511289 / 9780062511287 First Edition (Stated) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format) 
79pp., colour art and b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean. Spine firm, white title there-on. White title to front panel of very mildly edge-rubbed teal boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. "The drawings and writings reproduced are by children from the former Yugoslavia. They reveal the hopes and fears of thousands of children from the region whose world has been shattered by the death and destruction of war . . . UNICEF selected the letters, drawings and poems from schools and refugee camps as part of its psychosocial assistance program for war-traumatised children." Book weight approx. 522g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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SCOTLAND 100 YEARS AGO. The Charm of Old Scotland Illustrated, Green, Samuel G.
63 Green, Samuel G. SCOTLAND 100 YEARS AGO. The Charm of Old Scotland Illustrated
New York Excalibur Books 1985 067180801X / 9780671808013 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xv, + 208pp., b/white, facsimile engraving illustrations throughout, including frontispiece. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, with a non-penetrating scratch on rear panel. This copy of "Scotland 100 Years Ago" is a facsimile of a book first published in 1886 by the Religious Tract Society. Contents include: Prelims., Across the Border to Edinburgh and Glasgow, Glimpses of Edinburgh and Glasgow, By the Clyde to the Western Coast, Through the Western Highlands, Central Highlands - Stirling to Inverness, East Coast and Deeside, To the Far North, Index. Book weight approx. 770g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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CHILD LABOR : Then and Now, Greene, Laura Offenhartz
64 Greene, Laura Offenhartz CHILD LABOR : Then and Now
New York Franklin Watts Inc. 1992 0531130088 / 9780531130087 First Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
144pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (several are confronting; all are poignant), plus art facsimiles. Book clean and square. Boards very good. Durable, faux-leather, library binding (un-issued). Leaves unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated (as poignant as text illustrations), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, else very good. Written for the advanced juvenile reader, this confronting survey of the history of child labor and its abuses, with an examination of what has been done to eliminate the exploitation of children at work, will move even the hardest-hearted adult . . . With an American focus, contents include: Prelims., 10 chapters, Notes & Sources, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 25.85 AUD
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ELVES, WIGHTS AND TROLLS. Studies Towards the Practice of Germanic Heathenry: Vol. I, Gundarsson, Kveldulf Hagan
65 Gundarsson, Kveldulf Hagan ELVES, WIGHTS AND TROLLS. Studies Towards the Practice of Germanic Heathenry: Vol. I
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States iUniverse, Inc. 2007 0595421652 / 9780595421657 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 171pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft reading crease to front panel, smaller soft crease to rear. From the back cover: " . . . the most complete study yet made of the various beings with whom the Vikings shared their world, from the smallest spirits of stones and plants to the great giants who strive against or aid the Norse gods. Elves, dwarves, giants, wights dwelling in rocks, streams and oceans; these beings have been friends, foes, and even lovers of humans, and often worked more closely with farming and fishing folk on a daily basis than did the gods themselves . . . Also includes Kveldulf's new translation of the little-known Icelandic skaldic poem "Berg-Dweller's Song", in which the giant Hallmundr tells of his own folk and world-faring." Glossary and Index. Book weight approx. 300g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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66 Hanson, Neil THE DREADFUL JUDGEMENT: The True Story of the Great Fire of London 1666
London Doubleday 2001 0385601344 / 9780385601344 First Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxi, + 378pp., illustrated endpapers, and intext b/white, facsimile woodcuts throughout. Unpaginated (8 page) colour-plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean, albeit lightly acidic. Art-illustrated (Lieve Verschuier,1630-86), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. By September of 1666 London was a tinderbox, having been in the grip of drought for 10 months. Using meticulous research, and vivid description, the author takes us back to September 2nd, 1666, when London ignited. For four days the citizens battled the inferno . . . Contents include: Prelims., Glossary, 18 chapters, Notes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 780g. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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DEFENDING CAPTAIN LORD. A Titanic Myth. Part Two, Harrison, Leslie
67 Harrison, Leslie DEFENDING CAPTAIN LORD. A Titanic Myth. Part Two
Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, England Images Publishing 1996 1897817746 / 9781897817742 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
191pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughput. Ex-Public library copy with all expected identifiers (labels, cancelled barcode, stamps, etc.). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over cocked spine. Identifiers excepted, text-block lightly soiled and fingermarked. Illustrated, minimally edgeworn dustjacket covered with clear, library-attached, plastic. 'Defending Captain Lord' is a powerful sequel to 'A Titanic Myth', and contributes a wealth of 'new' background information to the tragedy . . . Contents include: Prelims., 11 chapters, Appendices, Index, more. Book weight approx. 510g. 
Price: 18.61 AUD
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WHAT THE PAST DID FOR US, Hart-Davis, Adam
68 Hart-Davis, Adam WHAT THE PAST DID FOR US
London, United Kingdom BBC Books 2004 0563522070 / 9780563522072 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
224pp., plus 2 x 8 page colour illustrated sections, b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "Based on the television series 'What the Past Did for Us', this book will change the way that we look at the everyday inventions we take for granted and until now thought were from the modern age . . . presenter and enthusiast Rupert Hart-Davis takes us on a journey into the ancient world, revealing an astonishing array of innovations." Contents include: Introduction, The Britons, The Mesopotamians, The Egyptians, The Indians, The Chinese, The Greeks, The Romans, The Arabs, The Mesoamericans, Index, Acks., Picture Credits. Book weight approx. 525g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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LIFE AND TRADITION IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES, Hartley, Marie, and Ingilby, Joan
69 Hartley, Marie, and Ingilby, Joan LIFE AND TRADITION IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES
England Dalesman Publishing 1981 0852066325 / 9780852066324 First Paperback Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
207pp., b/white photographic and line drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's gift inscription to half-title page, tiny foxing flecks to textblock edge, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. First paperback edition, re-set with minor corrections. "The authors have lived in the Dales for many years and the present work, based on knowledge gained over a generation, was the result of three years' intensive study in the mid-1960s photographing and recording the old ways of life still lingering . . . Change on the farm and in the home has overtaken the once traditional life, and the old people -especially the craftsmen - have retired or are no longer here to hand on their invaluable recollections . . . " Includes Glossary and Index. Book weight approx. 630g. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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70 Hassall, W.O. HISTORY THROUGH SURNAMES
Oxford and London Pergamon Press 1967 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket, 8vo Good Fair + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 224pp., intext, b/white and duo-tone halftone plate illustrations, plus a fold-out family tree of royal rulers. Book clean. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards very slightly splayed, minor bumps on backstrip head and heel. Tanned splotches on several leaves, otherwise clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped and abraded, along with several jagged closed tears. In a word: Fascinating. An insight [and some clarity] as to how many of our surnames came to be. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Personal names, Occupational surnames, Pet names, Nicknames, Surnames from places, Surnames with several origins, Modern surnames, Influence of surnames, Sounds of surnames, Mottoes from surnames, Compound surnames, Index. Book weight approx. 600g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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THE BATTLE FOR THE FALKLANDS, Hastings, Max and Jenkins, Simon
71 Hastings, Max and Jenkins, Simon THE BATTLE FOR THE FALKLANDS
London Book Club Associates 1983 1st Thus, 2nd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, + 384pp., conflict area map endpapers, plus three, unpaginated, b/white halftone plate illustrated sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. First published by Michael Joseph Limited, this BCA edition tells the story of Britain's greatest postwar crisis: the war with Argentina over that country's occupation of the Falkland Islands, a British dependant group deep in the South Atlantic. Told over 17 chapters, Chronology, Glossary, Appendices (inc. Honours List), Index, more. Book weight approx. 940g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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THE INTELLIGENCE AND DECEPTION OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS, Haswell, Jock
72 Haswell, Jock THE INTELLIGENCE AND DECEPTION OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS
London Batsford 1979 0713421223 / 9780713421224 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
208pp., unpaginated, 8 page, b/white halftone plate illustrated section, plus an intext, double-page spread, line-drawn map. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain burgundy coloured boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Line map illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket neatly price-clipped, nominally edgeworn, and noticeably background-colour faded on spine. The story of D-Day, 6 June, 1944 is well documented. Another story, one of equal drama and less known, is the subject of intelligence and deception, two aspects of much significance, hitherto often undocumented and, until now, untold . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., 15 chapters, Glossary of Titles and Codenames, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 510g. 
Price: 26.88 AUD
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AUSTRALIA AND THE ANTARCTIC TREATY SYSTEM. 50 Years of Influence, Haward, Marcus and Griffiths, Tom (Edited by)
73 Haward, Marcus and Griffiths, Tom (Edited by) AUSTRALIA AND THE ANTARCTIC TREATY SYSTEM. 50 Years of Influence
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia University of New South Wales Press 2011 174223223X / 9781742232232 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvii, + 414pp., colour map endpapers (different). Illustrated throughout: intext colour map, plus b/white halftone plates and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated matt boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. This book reviews Australia's significant role in the Antarctic Treaty System, an agreement in place for fifty years. With contributors from an expert team of Australian academics and practitioners who draw on historical records, scientific research, legal analysis and political interviews, this title examines Australia's place in this remarkable southern continent . . . Contents include: Prelims., Contributors, Introduction, 16 chapters, Timeline, Acronyms, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 980g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 61.10 AUD
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GRAY RAIDERS OF THE SEA : How Eight Confederate Warships Destroyed the Union's High Seas Commerce, Hearn, Chester G.
74 Hearn, Chester G. GRAY RAIDERS OF THE SEA : How Eight Confederate Warships Destroyed the Union's High Seas Commerce
Camden, Maine, U.S.A. International Marine Publishing 1992 0877422796 / 9780877422792 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 351pp., plus 80 page, b/white illustrated section (plates, facsimiles, maps). Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. A smattering of tiny spots to rear endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated ('The C.S.S. Nashville burning the ship Harvey Birch', by Duncan McFarlane, 1886), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, and minimally edge-creased. "Meticulously researched and powerfully written, 'Gray Raiders of the Sea' is an engrossing account of one of the least understood facets of a complex war that tore a nation apart. This is the story of the Confederate cruisers - eight ships, built mostly in Great Britain, charged with the difficult mission of destroying Union commerce and drawing off capital ships from the blockading squadron strangling the southern economy . . . " Book weight approx. 540g. 
Price: 39.48 AUD
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THE INDIAN ARMY : The Garrison of British Imperial India, 1822-1922, Heathcote, T.A.
75 Heathcote, T.A. THE INDIAN ARMY : The Garrison of British Imperial India, 1822-1922
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Wren Publishing 1974 085885130X / 9780858851306 First Australian Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good + Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
215pp., b/white, archival halftone plates, line-drawn maps, and tables. Book clean, bright gilt title over mildly canted spine. Plain black boards in good condition. A small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, textblock edges and margins flecked, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped on head of spine, else short closed tear and slight edgewear. A stand-alone volume in the "Historic Armies and Navies" series, this title covers the century during which a force of seventy-five thousand British soldiers, and a hundred and fifty thousand Indian troops under the British officers, held India for the British . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, 9 chapters, Appendices, Glossary, Bibliography, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 740g. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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GANDHI & CHURCHILL : The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, Herman, Arthur
76 Herman, Arthur GANDHI & CHURCHILL : The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
Great Britain Hutchinson 2008 0091921325 / 9780091921323 First Edition, 2nd Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
is, + 721pp., plus 3 x 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated sections, two b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has small, soft corner crease to rear panel. " . . . Gandhi and Churchill were bitter enemies throughout their lives. This book reveals, for the first time, how that rivalry shaped the twentieth century and beyond. For more than forty years, from 1906 to 1948, Gandhi and Churchill were locked in a tense struggle for the hearts and minds of the British public, and for world opinion. Although they met only once, their titanic contest of wills would decide the fate of nations, continents, peoples and ultimately an empire . . . " Contents include: Prologue, 31 chapters, Conclusion, Significant Dates, Glossary of Terms, Acks., Notes, Reference List, Index, Photographic Credits, About the Author. Book weight approx. 950g. * 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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THE STORY OF FORDINGBRIDGE IN FACT AND FANTASY  (Signed Copy), Hewitt, A.T.Morley
77 Hewitt, A.T.Morley THE STORY OF FORDINGBRIDGE IN FACT AND FANTASY (Signed Copy)
Hampshire, U.K. Privately Published 1966 First Edition Staplebound Softcover Good+ Limited Edition 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Dated By Author
iv, + 125pp., side-staplebound format. Five unpaginated, b/white halftone plates, plus intext sketch illustrations. Book square. Spine firm. Signed and dated (Oct. '66) by author on title page. Limp wrap cover soiled, splash-stained, and bumped, with a sticker ghost on inside front. A privately published, limited edition (1,000), with chapters on the area's pre-history, Roman period, Saxon period, The Town and its Houses, Medieval Manors, Ancient Coins, Roads, Fires & Fire Precautions, Institutions, Schools, Inns, Industries, Sport, Villages & Churches, WW2 Memories, Some Statistics, Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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THE KOREAN WAR: The West Confronts Communism 1950-1953, Hickey, Michael
78 Hickey, Michael THE KOREAN WAR: The West Confronts Communism 1950-1953
London John Murray 1999 0719555590 / 9780719555596 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii(v), + 397pp. Line-drawn theatre maps. Two, unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards mildly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, else very good. "This book tells the full story of the first, and critical, test by the Communist bloc of Western military resolve." The author considers all the Western participants, with an emphasis on the Commonwealth forces . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Maps, Prelude, Part 1/ Into the Fray. 2/ The Alliance in Crisis. 3/ On the Offensive. 4/ Final Confrontations. Postscript. Glossary. Appendices (4). Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 850g. *Customers 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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THE BATTLE FOR ZIMBABWE: The Final Countdown, Hill, Geoff
79 Hill, Geoff THE BATTLE FOR ZIMBABWE: The Final Countdown
Cape Town, South Africa Zebra Press 2003 1868726525 / 9781868726523 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 308pp., unpaginated (8 page) colour and b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Red ribbon bookmark. Small splash-stain on text-block foredge, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially illustrated, french-fold dustjacket nominally scuffed only. An insightful narrative of the problems that have beset Zimbabwe, that, unfortunately for many of its citizens, have escalated further post publication . . . Contents include: Prelims., 14 chapters, Epilogue, Appendix, Notes, Biblio., Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 780g. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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SEEDS OF WEALTH : Five Plants That Made Men Rich, Hobhouse, Henry
80 Hobhouse, Henry SEEDS OF WEALTH : Five Plants That Made Men Rich
United Kingdom Macmillan 2003 0333903552 / 9780333903551 Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 255pp., four b/white line-drawings. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards near fine. Remainder stripe to lower text-block edge. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and scuffed only. " . . . tells the story of four plants that made men rich, and how these plants inadvertently changed the course of history. The four crops Hobhouse has chosen are timber, the wine grape, rubber and tobacco . . . " Includes Introduction, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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