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CHINA FOR WOMEN : Travel and Culture

By: N/A

Price: $19.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Spinifex Press: 1995

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007113

ISBN: 187555940X

Condition: Very Good +


xv, + 357pp., b/white halftone photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Small, light stain to corner of half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. Developed from 'China der Frauen' 1989, Frauenoffensive Verlag, Germany. "Perfect for the tourist or the armchair traveller . . . brings to life the complex culture and history of the world's most populous nation. The second volume in a series, this guide uniquely bridges China's past and present. Historical essays and personal narratives focus on such topics as foot-b... View more info

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IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET?: The Truth About Female Power in Hollywood

By: Abramowitz, Rachel

Price: $17.10

Publisher: U.S.A., Random House Australia: 2002

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 005218

ISBN: 0375758690

Condition: Very Good


xvi, + 601pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Spine firm. Several previously dog-eared pages, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper moderately edgeworn, scuffed, with reading crease, and small corner crease, to front panel. "The author interviewed the most powerful women in the movie-making business-from superstar actresses to independent directors-and together, their stories comprise a comprehensive history of women in Hollywood. Here, in their own candid words, are Jodie Foster, Penny Marshall, Dawn Steel, Sherry Lansing, Barbra Streisand, Nora Ephron, Meryl Streep, Jane ... View more info

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NOBODY'S CHILD : Who Are You When You Don't Know Your Past?

By: Adie, Kate

Price: $15.20

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2005

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010364

ISBN: 0340840307

Condition: Very Good +


x, + 324pp., plus 8 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "With a curiosity inspired by her own circumstances as an adopted child, Kate Adie uncovers the extraordinary, moving and inspiring stories of just such children - without mother or father, any knowledge of who they might be, or even a name to call their own. Too often, the answers different cultures have come up with to the issue of foundlings have been either inadequate or cruel . . . ... View more info

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A COMPANION TO THE FOLKLORE, MYTHS & CUSTOMS OF BRITAIN

By: Alexander, Marc

Price: $19.00

Publisher: England, BCA, by arrangement with Sutton Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Reprint

Seller ID: 007080

Condition: Very Good +


xii, + 356pp., plus 16 page, colour-plate illustrated section, b/white halftone illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Three very small splash stains to foot of textblock. Illustrated (Front: Green Man sculpture, Cottingley Wood, Arthur's Round Table) card wrapper nominally scuffed, soft corner crease to rear. " . . . provides a comprehensive A-Z companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland and Wales, covering everything from witchcraft, ghosts and fairies to legendary figures, standing stones and mythical creatures . . . over 1000 entries and over... View more info

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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE AFTERLIFE : Deciphering the Past from Tombs, Graves and Mummies

By: Allan, Tony

Price: $20.90

Publisher: London, Duncan Baird Publishers: 2004

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007345

ISBN: 1844830470

Condition: Very Good +


160pp., colour frontis, plus colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Matt-illustrated boards negligibly scuffed only. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, small, soft crease to head. " . . . offers a worldwide survey of some of the most intriguing enigmas posed to us across many centuries by death and the afterlife - and by more than 35 specific cases, all described in depth . . . Ranging across cultures, the book casts new light on the beliefs, rituals, hopes and fear of different peoples - from the Ge... View more info

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THE WOMEN OF MEXICO CITY, 1790-1857

By: Arrom, Silvia Marina

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Stanford, California, Stanford University Press: 1994

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 012033

ISBN: 0804720959

Condition: Very Good +


xii, + 384pp., intext b/white halftone plates and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper trivially edgeworn only. Text-block unmarked. This pioneering study confronts three main questions about the era 1790-1857 in Mexico City. Were women's roles as narrow and unimportant as has been assumed? To what extent were women dominated by men? Can significant differences be found between younger and older women, married and single, upper class and lower class? Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 5 chapters, Conclusion, Appendices, Bibliography, Index. More... View more info

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TASTE AND POWER : Furnishing Modern France

By: Auslander, Leora

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA, University of California Press: 1996

Edition: First Thus, 2nd Impression.

Seller ID: 007713

ISBN: 0520088948

Condition: Very Good +


xv, + 495pp., intext, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid metallic red title over nominally bumped quarter-cloth spine. Plain boards lightly bumped on upper foredge corners. Remainder stripe on foot of text-block, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with creased, closed tears at foot of spine, else very good. Louis XIV, Regency, Rococo, Neoclassical, Empire, Art Nouveau, and Historicist Pastiche: furniture styles in France have changed as regimes have risen and fallen. In this social history, the author explores th... View more info

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VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LONDON from Old Photographs

By: Betjeman, John (Introduction and Commentaries by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1969

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010316

Condition: Good+


Unpaginated (approx. 160 pages). B/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. Previous owner's name to ffep., foxing to endpapers, mild tanning to textblock edges, else leaves clean. Number stamp to lower rear pastedown. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edge-rubbed, a couple of tiny nicks, foxing to reverse. " . . . illustrated entirely with contemporary photographs. The earliest pictures belong to the 'forties, when Fox Talbot's camera was just in time to record the old Hungerford Suspensio... View more info

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REPRIEVE : A Study of a System

By: Bresler, Fenton

Price: $20.90

Publisher: London, George Harrap: 1965

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007121

Condition: Very Good +


324pp., frontispiece, and unpaginated, b/white plates, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over black panel on nominally bumped spine. Boards undamaged. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated (author portrait on rear panel), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, and faded on spine. A study of the British system of capital punishment for murder highlights the sometimes flawed system which prevailed for over 2000 years. No study of the British capital justice process would be complete without reference to the Timothy Evans (Christie) and Derek Bentley executions, and they ar... View more info

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THE CONFUSIONS OF PLEASURE : Commerce and Culture in Ming China

By: Brook, Timothy

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Taipei, SMC Publishing: 1998

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009019

ISBN: 9576384893

Condition: Very Good


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 relationship... View more info

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A HISTORY OF CANNIBALISM : From Ancient Cultures to Survival Stories and Modern Psychopaths

By: Constantine, Nathan

Price: $20.90

Publisher: London, Capella: 2006

Seller ID: 008367

ISBN: 1841934038

Condition: Very Good +


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 Canniba... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD: An Anthology

By: Dow, Gwyn and Factor, June (Edited by)

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Ringwood, Victoria, Australia, McPhee Gribble (Penguin): 1991

Edition: First Impression.

Seller ID: 005912

ISBN: 0869141597

Condition: Very Good


328pp., four unpaginated colour plate sections, plus intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Slightly acidic (browned) beginning and closing leaves, otherwise clean. Art-illustrated ('Beach Scene, Balmoral, 1929' Margaret Preston) card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped, with noticeable fading on spine, and rear panel. " . . . celebrates the wide range of writing about childhood in Australia . . . " Sourced from a variety of unpublished memoirs, outbursts from administrators, extracts from oral histories, autobiographies and fiction. They include M... View more info

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TIME, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY : Perspectives on Family and Community History

By: Drake, Michael (Edited by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Oxford, England, Blackwell Publishers: 1996

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 012352

ISBN: 0631192379

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 302pp. B/white illustrations and figures. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Montage-illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Containing a broad range of authoritative articles, some specially commissioned, this book covers several key facets of family and community history . . . With contributions from historians, anthropologists, sociologists and geographers, it encompasses a great variety of issues within nineteenth- and twentieth-century urban and rural experience, and includes applications of qualitative and quantitative techniques, case... View more info

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EDUCATION OF THE SENSES. Volume 1. The Bourgeois Experience : Victoria to Freud

By: Gay, Peter

Price: $14.25

Publisher: U.S.A., W W Norton & Co: 1999

Edition: First Paperback.

Seller ID: 009639

ISBN: 0393319040

Condition: Very Good


534pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Psyche Opening the Golden Box', John William Waterhouse, 1903) card wrapper mildly edgeworn only. " . . . the first volume in Peter Gay's panoramic study of the European and American middle classes from the 1820s to the outbreak of World War I. Drawing on psychoanalytic insights and a rich array of primary sources, Gay reexamines the sexual behaviour and attitudes of the Victorians, overturning a myriad of stereotypes, especially about women . . . " Contents include: General Introduction, orientations, 2, & 6 chapters, Appe... View more info

ANATOMY OF HATRED: The Wounded Land

By: Habe, Hans

Price: $16.15

Publisher: London, George Harrap & Co.: 1964

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 005345

Condition: Very Good +


296pp. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Bright gilt title on nominally bumped backstrip. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Conrad Bailey), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and soiled. European by birth and education, American citizen Hans Habe was on a journalistic assignment in the U.S.A. at the time of President Kennedy's assassination. In the aftermath of that event, he wrote 'Anatomy of Hatred', a critical assessment of the contemporary problems facing the United States. He discusses political implications, the colour-bar controversy, and other issues including po... View more info

A SECRET WORLD OF SEX. Forbidden Fruit: The British Experience 1900-1950

By: Humphries, Steve

Price: $16.15

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1988

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004089

ISBN: 028399553X

Condition: Good+


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 hav... View more info

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LAMENT FOR THE MOLLY MAGUIRES

By: Lewis, Arthur H.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1965

Edition: 1st U.K..

Seller ID: 006272

Condition: Very Good


ix, + 308pp. Book clean and square. bright gilt title on lightly bumped spine. Leaves clean, trivially flecked on head of textblock. Green boards undamaged. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn. The Irish famine of the mid 19th century saw many desperately poor Irish people head for America, and work in the coal fields of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, for many they again found hunger, poverty-and bitter prejudice against them. The response of the resistance gangs, known as 'Molly Maguires', that arose, is detailed in this tragic story . . . Book weight approx. 560g. Size:... View more info

GREAT IRISH SPEECHES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

By: McLoughlin, Michael

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Poolbeg: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004110

ISBN: 1853716138

Condition: Very Good


430pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit tanned. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped. "The twentieth century has seen the transformation of Ireland from a colony to a nation state, from a rural subsistence province to an export dominated urban manufacturing economy, split into two states." Anyone interested in Ireland and its history will find this a fascinating read, with every major event, North and South, introduced and then described through the oratory of a contemporary leader. Subjects covered include: First World War, Easter Rising, War of Independenc... View more info

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GREAT BORDELLOS OF THE WORLD : An Illustrated History

By: Murphy, Emmett

Price: $24.70

Publisher: London, Quartet Books: 1983

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012081

ISBN: 0704323958

Condition: Very Good +


254pp., colour and b/white art and photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on, Plain blue cloth boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Turkish Bath, 1892, by Jean- Auguste- Dominique Ingres), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased and surface scuffed. From the jacket flap: "Bordellos have existed and often flourished in most societies over the last three thousand years . . . This book describes them all: from the devout temple prostitutes to the girls provided to solace the soldiers patrolling the Great Wall of China... View more info

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PUNISHING THE POOR : The International Isolation of Kampuchea

By: Mysliwiec, Eva

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Oxford, England, Oxfam: 1988

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011727

ISBN: 0855980893

Condition: Very Good


xiii, + 172pp., b/white illustrations, maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly and softly creased. From the rear cover: " . . . traces the Kampuchean people's struggle to overcome the consequences of two decades of war, and the ravages of the Khmer Rouge regime. It focuses on their remarkable achievements since 1979 and the many problems which still beset their recovery . . . " Book weight approx. 300g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info