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There are 64 books in this catalogue.
DARE CALL IT TREASON. the story of the mutinies in the French Army in 1917 and of the thirty years of political corruption and military incompetence which led up to them.
Watt, Richard M.
Book Number: 65855
ISBN: 
Chatto & Windus, London. 1964. 8vo. hardcover. 285pp. index, b/w illus. Good+, some flecking to cloth on top edge of cover. / Fair, chipped d/w.
Price: $15.00


Andalus: Spain Under The Muslims
Hole, Edwyn
Book Number: 65826
ISBN: 
Robert Hale, London 1958. 8vo. hardcover. 189pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Fair chipped d/w.
Price: $12.00


Catherine de Medici: A Biography
Frieda, Leonie
Book Number: 65039
ISBN: 184212725X
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, UK, 2003. 8vo. hardcover. 440pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good, light toning to page edges. / Very good d/w.
Price: $20.00


THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE A Portrait in Photographs
Obolensky, Chloe:
Book Number: 2218
ISBN: 
Jonathan Cape, London, 1980. 31x24cm(4to), maroon cloth spine gilt, beige boards gilt dec, xvii + 345pp, map, chronology. 1st ed. Compilation covering the years c1855-c1914. A very good copy in slightly worn dustwrapper.
Price: $30.00


The King: A Life of King Juan Carlos of Spain
Vilallonga, Jose Luis De
Book Number: 33408
ISBN: 0297813587
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1994 8vo hardcover 194pp, b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w. This is a biography of Juan Carlos who became king of Spain in 1975, on the death of Franco in whose shadow he grew up. A man of calm personality and sharp political perception, King Juan Carlos starved off the 1981 military coup and went on to become the architect of the modern Spanish state. The author is a long-time friend of the king and has build up, through long hours of discussion with Juan Carlos, an objective view of the man, his motives, doubts and desires.
Price: $25.00


Germany and the Germans
Ardagh, John
Book Number: 25379
ISBN: 0241121167
London Hamish Hamilton New Rev 8vo hardcover 478pp very good, pages browned. / very good d/w. Bibliography: p. 465-467. b/w map. Includes index.
Price: $15.00


Napolean and Josephine: The Improbable Marriage
Bruce, Evangeline
Book Number: 39524
ISBN: 0297816098
Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1995 8vo. hardcover. 555pp. index, b/w illus. very good, owner's name verso fep. / very good d/w.
Price: $25.00


Bonaparte
Barnett, Correlli
Book Number: 37240
ISBN: 004944011X
London Allen and Unwin 1978 4to hardcover 224pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good / good+ d/w.
Price: $12.00


The Lions of July: Prelude to War, 1914
Jannen, William Jr.
Book Number: 60779
ISBN: 0891416374
Presidio 1997 Trade paperback. 456pp. Very good. Index. Jannen provides good insight into the gory details of the last days of diplomacy before the war erupted.
Price: $16.00


The Return of History and the End of Dreams
Kagan, Robert
Book Number: 52795
ISBN: 9781843548126
Atlantic Books, London, 2008 8vo. Softcover. 115pp. near fine. Hopes for a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have been dashed by sobering realities: Great powers are once again competing for honor and influence. Nation-states remain as strong as ever, as do the old, explosive forces of ambitious nationalism. The world remains “unipolar,” but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats of regional conflict. Communism is dead, but a new contest between western liberalism and the great eastern autocracies of Russia and China has reinjected ideology into geopolitics. Finally, radical Islamists are waging a violent struggle against the modern secular cultures and powers that, in their view, have dominated, penetrated, and polluted their Islamic world. The grand expectation that after the Cold War the world would enter an era of international geopolitical convergence has proven wrong. For the past few years, the liberal world has been internally divided and distracted by issues both profound and petty. Now, in The Return of History and the End of Dreams, Robert Kagan masterfully poses the most important questions facing the liberal democratic countries, challenging them to choose whether they want to shape history or let others shape it for them.
Price: $8.00


Uncovered Editions - Tragic Journeys: The Loss of the Titanic, 1912/R.101 : The Airship Disaster, 1930/the Munich Air Crash, 1958
Coates, Tim (Editor)
Book Number: 46587
ISBN: 0117024651
Uncovered Editions. The Stationery Office 2001 8vo softcover 343pp very good. Uncoverd Editions are historic official papers which have not previously been available in a popular form. The series has been created directly from the archive of The Stationery Office in London and the books have been chosen for the quality of their story-telling.
Price: $16.00


Symbolic Images. Studies In the Art Of the Renaissance II
Gombrich, E.H.
Book Number: 42237
ISBN: 0714823813
Phaidon Press 1985 Large 8vo softcover 242pp index, b/w illus. very good, faded spine.
Price: $25.00


The Habsburgs: Embodying Empire
Wheatcroft, Andrew
Book Number: 58916
ISBN: 
Folio Society, London 2004. 8vo. hardcover. 548pp. Top edge gilt. colour illus. Near Fine, spine slightly faded. / Very good+ slipcase.
Price: $18.00


Phares Ouest: Les phares majeurs de l'arc Atlantique (French Edition) Lighthouses
Plisson, Philip and Guillaume Plisson and Text by Daniel Charles
Book Number: 59543
ISBN: 0842771168
Editions Du Chene 1999 Folio Hardcover in d/w. Very good. Maps. Illustrated throughout with photographs of Lighthouses of the Atlantic. Text is in French. Includes Portugal, Spain, France, Ports of Industry and Commerce ( in Britain I think), Ireland, Scotland.
Price: $45.00


THE TRAGEDY OF LEON TROTSKY.
SEGAL, Ronald
Book Number: 5482
ISBN: 0091385008
London, Hutchinson & Company, 1979. First edition. Black cloth, 445pp, illustrated. An important intellectual biography of the great revolutionary. Very good. / Very good d/w. Po name on fep.
Price: $12.00


Making Victorians: The Drummond Children's World, 1827-1832.
Lasdum, Susan
Book Number: 7222
ISBN: 
London: Victor Gollancz, 1983 first edition. Square 8vo. Hardcover. 95pp. Index. Colour drawings. Near fine. / near fine d/w.
Price: $15.00


The Wall Came Tumbling Down
Bornstein, Jerry
Book Number: 4794
ISBN: 
New York, New York: Arch Cape Press, 1990 First edition. 4to. Hardcover. 93pp. Colour & b/w illus. Very good / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00


Venice 697-1797. A City, A Republic, An Empire.
Zorzi, Alvise
Book Number: 58889
ISBN: 1585671320
The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers 2001 4to. hardcover. 302pp. index, colour illus. Near Fione, remainder dot on bottom edge. / Very good+ d/w
Price: $25.00


Galileo: Heretic
Redondi, Pietro
Book Number: 37271
ISBN: 0713990074
London Allen Lane 1988 8vo hardcover 356pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w with creased front flap. A look at the politics surrounding the persecution of Galileo.
Price: $25.00


FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE
Dreyfus, Alfred
Book Number: 3852
ISBN: 
 New York, N.Y. Peebles Press 1977. 253pp.b/w illus. Near fine/good price clipped d/w
Price: $12.00


Men of Liberty:Europe on the Eve of the French Revolution 1774-1778
Manceron, Claude
Book Number: 4887
ISBN: 
London, Eyre Methuen 1977 8vo. Hardcover. 650pp. Index. B/w illus. Very good, slight skew. / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00


The Fair Face Of Flanders.
Carson, Patricia.
Book Number: 21659
ISBN: 
Ghent: E. Story-Scientia, 1978. Large 8vo. hardcover. 282pp. index. two fold-out maps at rear, (one has minor damage). b/w illus. very good. / good d/w with chipped top edge.
Price: $18.00


Benito Mussolini
Hibbert, Christopher
Book Number: 27550
ISBN: 
London: The Reprint Soc, 1962. 8vo. hardcover. 415pp. index, b/w illus. very good, outer page edges browned. / good, lightly chipped d/w.
Price: $15.00


Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence
Brucker, Gene Adam
Book Number: 34156
ISBN: 0520056558
Berkeley University of California Press 1986 8vo hardcover 138pp b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. In 1455, Lusanna, the beautiful widow of an artisan, brought an ultimately un successful suit against Giovanni, an aristocrat, seeking legal recognition of their clandestine marriage. The author skillfully reconstructs the story of these former lovers. Their dispute, and affair, is amply documented in the sometimes seamy witness testimony contained in Florentine court records. While this case is a highly atypical example of one woman's determined challenge to the social norm, the resultant court battle sheds additional light on Renaissance Florence's class system as well as con temporary legal, moral, and sexual con ventions. This work is a fine example of microhistory, which emphasizes the story of specific events or ordinary peo ple hitherto ignored. Recommended particularly for academic history and women's studies collections. William F. Young, SUNY at Albany Lib.
Price: $15.00


The Other Europe
Rupnik, Jacques
Book Number: 32229
ISBN: 0297794655
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson in association with Channel Four Television Co. Ltd 1988 8vo hardcover 279pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00


Seven days of freedom: The Hungarian uprising 1956
Barber, Noel
Book Number: 32369
ISBN: 0812817303
New York Stein and Day 1974 8vo hardcover 266pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $15.00


Hannibal
Bradford, Ernle
Book Number: 34254
ISBN: 0333281918
Macmillan, London 1981 8vo hardcover 223pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $22.00


The French Revolution in Two Volumes
Carlyle, Thomas
Book Number: 34387
ISBN: 
UK: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1967. Everyman''s Library. 8vo. hardcovers. pp.351,399. index. very good. / very good d/ws
Price: $25.00


METTERNICH 1773-1859. A Study of his Period and Personality.
CECIL, Algernon.
Book Number: 35068
ISBN: 
Eyre and Spottiswoode, London.1947 8vo. hardcover. 324pp. index, b/w frontis. good, owner's name and stamp on fep. / no d/w.
Price: $15.00


The Age of Louis XIV ( The Story of Civilization;Part VIII)
DURANT, Will and Ariel
Book Number: 43067
ISBN: 
Simon & Schuster 1963 8vo. hardcover. 804pp. index, b/w illus. very good, small chip on fep. / no d/w.
Price: $22.00



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