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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

Scenes and Incidents in Irish Life.
An Irishman [F. H. Clayton].

Montreal: John Lovell & Son, 1884. First Canadian Edition. 12mo (7.5"). Cloth. Very Good + Green cloth with beveled edges; border thick single rule in blind; gilt harp motif repeated with titles... [read more] | $55.00

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

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

London: UCL Press, 1999. Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine / Fine. [viii] [1] [3, maps] 332 pp.; Notes, Index, illustrated. Black, Professor of History at Exeter University, has presented a carefully researched,... [read more] | $45.00

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

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

The Hundred Years War: A Military History
Burne, Alred H.

Folio Society, London, 2005, with Introduction by Jonathan Sumption. pp. [xxviii] + 588 pp.; map endpapers and 24 internal maps. The definitive single-volume reference, published with typical care by the... [read more] | $40.00

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

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

Thirsk & Sowerby Through Time
Harding, Cooper

Amberley Publishing, Stroud, 2009, First Printing; pictorial paperback; 96 pp.; close to 200 images of the area that was the home of James Herriot. From the publisher: "Thirsk Sowerby Through Time... [read more] | $15.00

Perseus and the Gorgon
Hulst, Cornelia Steketee

The Open Court Publishing Co., La Salle, Illinois, 1946. Small 8vo; [xvii] + 222 pp.; photographs and line drawings throughout; map rear endpapers; bibliography and ornately decorated black cloth. Lacking... [read more] | $25.00

Nineteenth-Century Borneo: A Study in Diplomatic Rivalry
Irwin, Graham

Singapore: Donald Moore Books, 1967. Octavo. Card Covers. Very Good + [xi], 251 pp.; index and extensive bibliography; four fold-out maps all present. This reprint of the 1957 edition of the impeccably... [read more] | $30.00