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The New York Herald American Guide to Paris: Olympic Games 1924 Issue

New York: New York Herald, 1924. 12mo (19 cm.). Wrappers. Poor. 206 pp. Apart from being a noteworthy ephemeron of Olympic history, this guide to Paris reflects in the flavour of its articles, in its advertisements,... [read more] | $60.00

An Illustrated History of the Big Bend Country. Embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin Counties: State of Washington

Western Historical Publishing Company, Facsimile Edition. quarto (11.5"). Leatherette. Near Fine No reprint information within the volume, but this is a facsimile of the original edition of 1904.... [read more] | $80.00

London Fire Brigade: History and Development

Leeds: Vernon Publishing Company, Small 8vo. Stapled Card Covers. VG-. n.d. (but circa 1953); 80 pp. A sound copy of an uncommon item of the history of the London Fire Brigade with material from the Great... [read more] | $35.00

The Nines, Summer 1952: The Journal of the Hertfordshire Fire and Ambulance Brigade

Hertfordshire: Self Published, 1952. Small 8vo. Stapled Card Covers. Very Good +. 44 pp. in blue, pictorial card covers; illustrated throughout, with sources on tipped-in listing inside front cover. Apart... [read more] | $50.00

Long Live the King! George V – King and Emperor. Prince and Sovereign – Edward VIII
Acland, Eric and Ernest H. Bartlett.

John C. Winston Co., Toronto, 1936. 375 pp.; bibliography; illustrated with photos, including frontis port. Signed (not inscribed) by Acland on the front free endpaper. Bright red cloth with gilt and... [read more] | $20.00

History of Arizona and New Mexico 1530-1888. Volume XVII of The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe

San Francisco: The History Book Company, 1889. First Edition Thus. Octavo (9"). Full Leather. Near Fine This volume of The Works of Hubert Bancroft is quiite common in cloth and various reprints;... [read more] | $195.00

Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization. Volume I: The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985; Volume II: The Archaeological and Documentary Evidence.
Bernal, Martin

Rutgers University Press, New Jersey, 1987 and 1991. Trade Paperback octavos; pp. [xxxii] + 575; [xxxiii] + 736. Chronological Tables, internal maps, Notes, Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Volume... [read more] | $50.00

Oktober 43. Oplevelser Og Tilstande Under Jodeforfolgelsen I Danmark
Bertelsen, Aage

Aarhus. Jydsk Centraltrykkeri’s Forlag; MCMLII [1952]. pp. [10] 11-142 + [1]. 1 map (non-fold-out); Introduction by Hans Hedtoft; Foreword by Jul. Margolinsky. Quarto (9.5”) in cardcovers.... [read more] | $180.00

Britain as a Military Power 1688-1815
Black, Jeremy

[viii] [1] [3, maps] 332 pp.; Notes, Index, illustrated. Black, Professor of History at Exeter University, has presented a carefully researched, documented, yet readable account of Britain at war, both... [read more] | $30.00

1494. How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the World in Half.
Bown, Stephen R.

Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver & Toronto, 2011. A Fine First Edition copy in Fine dustwrapper; Bibliography; Further Reading list; Timeline; Index. The untold story of the explosive feud among... [read more] | $15.00

Women in Czechoslovakia
Brejchova, Jirina et al (Dr. Evzen Zeman, translator)

The Role of Women in Czechoslovakia Prior to the Occupation of Prague by the Warsaw Pact and Russian Tanks Czechoslovak Women’s Committee, Prague, 1963; square octavo; map endpapers; pp. 47 + [1];... [read more] | $65.00

The Moors: Islam in the West
Brett, Michael

“Michael Brett traces the rise and fall of the great dynastic empires, describes daily life under their rule and discusses their remarkable contributions to astronomy, philosophy and the natural... [read more] | $25.00

Solution Gamma
Brodsky, Jaroslav

Self-published, Toronto, 1971; translated from Czech by Kaca Polackova. Octavo in stiff card covers, and Signed (not inscribed) by the author in bold hand on dedication page. Illustration (b&w) on... [read more] | $80.00

The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy. An Essay.
Burckhardt, Jacob

Translated by S.G.C. Middlemore (1878) of the original German text of 1860, with the addition of colour plates and an Introduction to this edition by Anthony Grafton. The Folio Society, London, 2004.... [read more] | $40.00

Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World.
Cahill, Thomas

Doubleday, New York, 2013. A Fine, First Edition in like dust jacket. 341 pp.; pictorial endpapers; 29 colour plates: b&w illustrations in text; Map of the Religious Divisions of Europe after 1648;... [read more] | $15.00

De Mexico A La Alta California: Una Gran Epopeya Misional
Canedo, Lino Gomez (Ed.)

Mexico: Editorial Jus., 1969. Limited/Numbered. Octavo. Wrappers. VG+ A very clean copy, in tight binding, of the first printing thus, number 1115 of a limited print run of 2,000 copies. A collection from... [read more] | $40.00

The Colonies and India in London. Read before the Literary and Scientific Society of Ottawa, 5th April. 1887
Cross, Thomas.

Sewn in wrappers; 26 pp. Light soiling and creasing. The meeting was Chaired by the Hon. Sir Charles Tupper, later Primer Minister of Canada (1896). Cross was the Late Secretary to the Canadian Commission... [read more] | $40.00

Harem: The World Behind the Veil
Croutier, Alev Lytle.

Abbeville Press, New York, 1989. Trade paperback. Well-researched and exquisitely illustrated. 224 pp. Chronology, bibliography, Index; colour and b&w illustrations throughout.... [read more] | $25.00

The Warsaw Diary of Adam Czerniakow: Prelude to Doom
Czerniakow, Adam (Raul Hilberg, et al, Eds.).

The Warsaw Ghetto New York: Stein & Day, 1979. First Thus. Octavo. Cloth. This first English printing of Dziennik getta warszawskiego (1968) was translated by Stanislaw Staron with the assistance... [read more] | $25.00

History of the Intellectual Development of Europe
Draper, John William

Harper & Bros., New York, 1876; Revised Edition. Two Volumes (Complete); pp. [xii] + 438; [ix] + 435 + [Advts] Pages 402ff contains an Index for both volumes; bound in brown cloth, gilt spine titles... [read more] | $100.00