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UNDER A SICKLE MOON : A Journey Through Afghanistan, Hodson, Peregrine
81 Hodson, Peregrine UNDER A SICKLE MOON : A Journey Through Afghanistan
London Hutchinson 1986 0091652006 / 9780091652005 First U.K. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
226pp., plus 2 x 4 page colour, and 2 x 4 page b/white, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased, tiny tear to lower front flap fold, surface indentations to rear panel. "In the Spring of 1984, Peregrine Hodson left a career at the Bar to travel to Afghanistan as a freelance reporter for the 'Sunday Times': unlike other journalists, he had the advantage of speaking Persian . . . a unique record of one man's travels in a country at war and of a people fighting for their lives and their religion against an enemy invader. Combines personal philosophy, war reportage and current history . . . " Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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VOLCANO : The Search for Vesuvius, Hoffer, William
82 Hoffer, William VOLCANO : The Search for Vesuvius
New York Summit Books 1982 0671400797 / 9780671400798 First Edition (Stated) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
189pp., b/white illustrated section. Book clean. Quarter-cloth spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Simon & Schuster stamp to lower text-block edge. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. " . . . the story of a true adventure. It takes the reader through the dramatic life of the most renowned volcano in history and its legacy of destruction . . . " Contents include: Preface, 17 chapters, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 375g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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WELLINGTON : The Iron Duke, Holmes, Richard
83 Holmes, Richard WELLINGTON : The Iron Duke
London Harper Collins 2002 0007137486 / 9780007137480 First Edition, Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xx, + 324pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour and b/white, illustrated sections. Colour-art illustrated endpapers. Store security device attached to rear pastedown. Book clean, slightly canted. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean, negligibly tanned. Art-illustrated ('Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814', by Sir Thomas Lawrence), loose-plastic protected dustjacket in excellent condition. " . . . tells the exhilarating story - both on and off the battlefield - of Britain's greatest ever soldier. Wellington began his life as Arthur Wesley, a shy, indolent boy from an impoverished Anglo-Irish noble family. He ended his life as the 'Iron Duke', the man who had saved Europe from the tyranny of Napoleon and who served as Prime Minister of Britain at a crucial time in history. At his death, Queen Victoria wept and called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had produced." Book weight approx. 706g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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BEHIND THE SCENES IN PEKING: Being Experiences During the Siege of the Legations, Hooker, Mary
84 Hooker, Mary BEHIND THE SCENES IN PEKING: Being Experiences During the Siege of the Legations
Hong Kong Oxford University Press 1987 0195842081 / 9780195842081 Reprint (with New Introduction) Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvii, + 209pp., b/white halftone illustrations, throughout. B/white map to ffep. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, but with a mild degree of browning. Art-illustrated card wrapper has negligible edgewear, light corner crease. First published by John Murray, London, 1910, this book by Polly Condit Smith (Mary Hooker) is one of the best first-hand accounts of the siege of the Legations in Peking during the Boxer uprising. The author was visiting friends who were diplomats with the American Legation, and her description of life is both light-hearted and tragic as morale fluctuated prior to their eventual rescue . . . Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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THE OCCULT CONSPIRACY : The Secret History of Mystics, Templars, Masons and Occult Societies, Howard, Michael
85 Howard, Michael THE OCCULT CONSPIRACY : The Secret History of Mystics, Templars, Masons and Occult Societies
London Rider 1989 0712622403 / 9780712622400 First U.K. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 196pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white illustrated plate section. Book clean. Spine firm, slightly canted, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly discoloured. From the jacket flap: " . . . for thousands of years secret societies and occult groups - guardians of ancient esoteric wisdom - have exercised a strong and often crucial influence on the destiny of nations . . . Sometimes idealistic and utopian, sometimes profoundly reactionary and counter-revolutionary, these movements have largely been ignored by orthodox historians yet they have been profoundly important in the shaping of the world in which we live . . ." Contents include: Preface, 8 chapters, Chronology, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 430g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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86 Humphries, Steve A SECRET WORLD OF SEX. Forbidden Fruit: The British Experience 1900-1950
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1988 028399553X / 9780283995538 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Good Large 8vo 
224pp., intext, b/white, candidly-illustrated b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards mildly bumped on lower foredge corners, plus a hint of dampstain along foot. Random flecks on several leaves, otherwise textblock clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, and minor dampstained on reverse. Based on many surprisingly frank interviews with older people, and enhanced by many rare illustrations, the author reveals that despite major pressures and barriers put before them, young British lovers managed to have sexual experiences before marriage...Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Forbidden Fruit, Facts of Life, Road to Ruin, Courtship Rituals, Street Gang Sex, Beside the Sea, more. Epilogue, Index. 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: 15.98 AUD
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87 Hunt, George T. THE WARS OF THE IROQUOIS: A Study in Intertribal Trade Relations
Madison, Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin Press 1978 0299001644 / 9780299001643 Reprint Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
209pp. Intext map. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly abraded and edgeworn. First pubished in 1940, and regularly reprinted, it is considered a classic study of Iroquois expansionist policies of the middle and late seventeenth century, as a function of the depletion of natural trade resources in the Iroquois homeland...Contents include: 11 chapters, Apendices (Dutch trade in firearms with the Iroquois, French ditto, Peace 1653), Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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SCOTLAND AND ITS WHISKIES  [The Great Whiskies, the Distilleries and Their Landscapes], Jackson, Michael
88 Jackson, Michael SCOTLAND AND ITS WHISKIES [The Great Whiskies, the Distilleries and Their Landscapes]
London Duncan Baird Publishers 2005 1844831221 / 9781844831227 Revised Edition Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Harry Cory Wright (Photographer) 
144pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout, by Harry Cory Wright. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. " . . . combines the award-winning writing of Michael Jackson with a collection of superb images by leading landscape photographer Harry Cory Wright to evoke the magic and diversity of Scotland's terrain, its distilleries, its whisky lore, its people and its most famous export - the great malts . . . Includes a comprehensive directory of Scotland's distilleries, with historical background and expert tasting notes." Book weight approx. 670g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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THE HUTCHINSON ATLAS OF BATTLE PLANS: Before and After, John Pimlott and Richard Holmes (Editors)
89 John Pimlott and Richard Holmes (Editors) THE HUTCHINSON ATLAS OF BATTLE PLANS: Before and After
Oxford, England Helicon Publishing 1998 1859862411 / 9781859862414 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xv, + 237pp., intext, line-drawn maps throughout (cartography by Olive Pearson). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over tight spine. Plain red boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Colour-art illustrated ("Charge of the Heavy Cavalry Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava on 25th October, 1854", engraving, after a painting by William Simpson, 1823-99), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. From the jacket flap: "This book contrasts battle plans with their actual outcome, from the Romans to World War II. Each in-depth battle essay is complemented by original maps, producing a fresh insight into important battles which have in many cases dictated the course of history." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Notes, Classic Ploys, Surprise, Misunderstanding, Mission Impossible, Underestimating the Enemy, Narrow Margins, Index. Book weight approx. 710g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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DUNDEE AND DISTRICT, Jones, S.J.
90 Jones, S.J. DUNDEE AND DISTRICT
Dundee, Scotland Dundee Local Executive Committee of the British Association 1968 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 391pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections (all called-for plates extant and attached), plus intext maps, graphs and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Bright gilt titles over undamaged green cloth boards. Text-block unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and creased, bumped and abraded on folds, with a repaired closed tear on rear panel. The history of the Dundee and District including Tayside, Eden, Basin, Esk River and localities. Contents, in 'parts', include: Prelims., 29 chapters, viz: Geology, Climate, Soils, Vegetation and Flora, Fauna, Hydrology, Roman/Pictish, Place-Names, Industry, Agriculture, Rural Settlements, Population, Water Supply, Architecture, Economics, Politics, Libraries, Education, University, Gazetteer. Book weight approx. 1.24 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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IDEAS OF THE RESTORATION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE 1660-71, Jose, Nicholas
91 Jose, Nicholas IDEAS OF THE RESTORATION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE 1660-71
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1984 0674442768 / 9780674442764 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 205pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain burgundy boards nominally shelfworn only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (engraving of Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, by D. Loggan), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and bumped only. "The Restoration of Charles II was an event of great moment . . . The impact of the king's return on literature of the 1660s is the subject of this book . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 465g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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HISTORY OF THAILAND AND CAMBODIA (From the Days of Angkor to the Present), Jumsai, Brig. Gen. M.L. Manich
92 Jumsai, Brig. Gen. M.L. Manich HISTORY OF THAILAND AND CAMBODIA (From the Days of Angkor to the Present)
Bangkok, Thailand Cahlermnit Press 1966 Reprint Softcover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
226pp., inferior quality, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper edgeworn, noticeably sunned on spine, tape/sticker removal evidence on rear wrap. This concise history, containing numerous short chapters (1-6 pages), opens with early periods of Thai history and covers many events that formed the Cambodia and Thailand of today. Includes Bibliography. Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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93 Katz, Jane B. (Compiler/Editor) LET ME BE A FREE MAN: A Documentary History of Indian Resistance
Minneapolis, Minnesota Lerner Publications 1975 0822506408 / 9780822506409 1st Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
183pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Original cloth boards lightly shelfworn. Supplier's stamp to ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn. Published for the juvenile library market, this volume is unissued thus, and devoid of any markings. This anthology of documentary history is in two 'parts': in the first, 'The Conquest', leaders such as Tecumseh, Black Hawk, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud and Geronimo tell of how they were robbed of their lands and freedoms by white invaders. In Part 2, 'The Recovery', native Americans describe their ongoing efforts to regain their land, rights, and control over their destiny. Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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GREAT TRAIN DISASTERS : The World's Worst Railway Accidents, Kichenside, Geoffrey
94 Kichenside, Geoffrey GREAT TRAIN DISASTERS : The World's Worst Railway Accidents
Bristol, England Parragon 1997 0752522299 / 9780752522296 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format) 
96pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss-illustrated boards negligibly edge-bumped only. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased at head of spine. From the rear cover: "Throughout the long history of railways there have been some truly terrifying accidents. 'Great Train Disasters' charts the worst of these. With accounts of furious flash floods in India, disastrous conflagrations in Russia and Christmas volcanoes in New Zealand, and over 80 highly-charged pictures, this book reveals and celebrates the efforts of the men and women who have struggled bravely to keep our railways open, learning from and overcoming all manner of obstacles along the way." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 940g. * Customers 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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SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA, Kinder, Gary
95 Kinder, Gary SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA
London Little, Brown and Company 1998 0316647470 / 9780316647472 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 507pp., two pages of b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "In September 1857 the side-wheel steamer S.S. Central America, which had been carrying five hundred passengers, many of them returning from the Gold Rush in California, sank in a hurricane two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. The tragic story of this fabled shipwreck resurfaced in 1989, when an ocean engineer and his team sailed into Norfolk harbour with over ten tons of pioneer gold recovered from the ship . . . " Contents include: Prologue, Ship of Gold, Tommy, The Deep Blue Sea, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 715g. 
Price: 14.48 AUD
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MY MOTHER'S DIAMONDS: In Search of the Holocaust Assets, Kirby, James
96 Kirby, James MY MOTHER'S DIAMONDS: In Search of the Holocaust Assets
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Prentice Hall Australia 1998 072481129X / 9780724811298 First Edition, First Impression Softcover Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 212pp., two unpaginated b/white sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper minimally bumped on upper rear foredge fold, else good. Textblock slightly wavy and tanned. The author, James Kirby, tells for the first time what happened to family fortunes lost in the Holocaust, revealing the battle to recover bank accounts, insurance policies, property and art collections looted during the Nazi era . . . Contents include: Prelims., Author Bio., Preface, 15 chapters, Endnotes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 390g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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FIT TO LEAD?, L'Etang, Hugh
97 L'Etang, Hugh FIT TO LEAD?
London William Heinemann Medical Books 1980 0433192216 / 9780433192213 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(vii) + 211pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, and creased. This interesting book looks at how personal ill-health, mental aberrations, drug use and abuse and other maladies have affected the various leaders of power and influence. These weaknesses, it may be argued, affected their respective nations, and, indeed, the world . . . Contents include: Prelims., 12 chapters, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 295g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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THE FRENCH RADICAL PARTY IN THE 1930's, Larmour, Peter J.
98 Larmour, Peter J. THE FRENCH RADICAL PARTY IN THE 1930's
Stanford, California Stanford University Press 1964 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
327pp., several intext graphs/tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Plain original cloth boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Sepia, art-illustrated (H.P. Gassier), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with a mild sticker ghost on front flap. During the fateful decade of the 1930's, with shadows of war darkening in European countries, France was governed principally by the Radical Party - loosely organized, undisciplined, anachronistic, incapable of real decision. The Radical Party were unsuited to respond to the enormous challenges of the time. This book tells the story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Part 1/ The Basis of Radical Politics. 2/ The End of the Radical Republic. Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 655g. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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TARPORLEY : The History of a Cheshire Village. (Signed Copy), Latham, Frank A. (Editor)
99 Latham, Frank A. (Editor) TARPORLEY : The History of a Cheshire Village. (Signed Copy)
Tarporley, Cheshire, United Kingdom The Tarporley Local History Group 1973 First Edition Softcover, with Dustjacket Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Other
142pp., line-drawn map endpapers. Unpaginated b/white halftone plate section, plus intext sketch art illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles over undamaged, stiff card covers. A dated (Jan, 1974) concise inscription, possibly signed by a contributor (Marie) on the front fly sheet, an annotation (probably in the same hand) on the rear endpaper map, else leave clean. Sketch-art ('Pear Wood', Peter Willis), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly soiled on rear panel. A well compiled, and exceptionally rare, local history of the ancient Cheshire (U.K.) village of Tarporley. Contents include: Prelims., "A Cheshire Cluster" (poem). Part 1: Saxons, Romans, Tudors, Civil War . . . Part 2: (covers later years), Appendices (Rectors, Council Chairmen, Clerks), Biblio., Index (People, Place Names, General Index). Book weight approx. 340g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 82.72 AUD
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COSTUMES THROUGH THE AGES, Laver, James (Intro. by)
100 Laver, James (Intro. by) COSTUMES THROUGH THE AGES
London Thames & Hudson 1963 First Thus Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
144pp., b/white sketch-drawings throughout, drawn and arranged by Erhard Klepper. Book clean. Spine firm, nipped and chipped on head and heel of same. Leaves clean. Illustrated stiff card wrapper has some laminate lifting on spine, nipped as noted, plus general edgewear. Erhard Klepper has produced 1,000 drawings of 'Costumes through the Ages', beginning with the first century; a continuous series of representative costumes, ending in 1930 . . . Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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