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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] | $70.00

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

The Native Races. Vol. II. Civilized Nations. (Volume II of The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft)
Bancroft, Hubert Howe

A. L. Bancroft & Company, Publishers, San Francisco; 1883. Royal octavo, full calf, marbled edges with bevelled fore edge. Pp. [x], (fold-out map) + 805 pp.; 1 fold-out chart of 20 columns showing... [read more] | $80.00

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

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

Beira : Provincia De Mocambique
Goncalves, Armando (editor)

Beira: 1934. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine. (2) + 94 pp., approx. 6"x10"; photographic travel booklet, with text in three languages, Portuguese, French and English. Short introduction by the... [read more] | $85.00

Property Concepts of the Navaho Indians.
Haile, Berard O.F.M.

The Catholic University of America Press, Washington, 1954. Small octavo in stapled card covers. [viii] + 54 + [2] pp. The volume is No. 17 of this university’s Anthropological Series and in its... [read more] | $30.00

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

The Natural History of Canterbury
Knox, G. A. [Editor}

A.H. & A. Reed, Wellington, 1969. Very Good quarto – name stamp on ffep, else a clean copy - in VG- dustjacket, the latter having been taped into a mylar sleeve. 620 pp.; map endpapers; Index;... [read more] | $30.00

Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping and Medicine
Koch, Tom

ESRI Press, Redlands, California, 2005. Softcover, quarto. Pp. [xxvi], [3] 389; maps throughout (some in colour), extensive bibliography and index. Fine, unmarked copy in tight binding. “Dr.... [read more] | $25.00

The Haitian People
Leyburn, James G

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955. 8vo. Cloth. Near Fine / Good -. This is a fourth reprint of the original 1941 version of this fundamental social history of Haiti and its peoples, including a discussion... [read more] | $35.00