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HISTORY BOOKS, ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, MODERN, ORIENTAL, OUT-OF-PRINT , FIRST EDITIONS & RARE COPIES

Book Id: 06nfh01020

Price: $22.40

Title: THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE - The Search over five centuries - FIRST EDITION

Author: GEORGE MALCOLM THOMSON - Author of Sir Francis Drake

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London, 1975, First Edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 288 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, lt brown eprs, 28 Chapters & Index

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket.

Description: This is the story of the search for the N.W. Passage, which encompasses five centuries and such names as Cabot, Frobisher, Hudson, Ross, Champlain, Franklin, Parry and Admundsen

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Book Id: 06nfh0988

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Title: A DICTIONARY OF NICKNAMES - The History of the Nicknames of the world. REFERENCE HISTORY NAMES

Author: L. G. PINE Historian & Editor of Bourkes Peerage. Names, Nicknames, Genealogy, Derivations, History of names from many countries.

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1984, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 207pp., A-Z & INDEX.

Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight fading to spine, slight foxing to inside, small tear to back cover slight edgewear

Description: The rise of surnames in Europe is comparatively recent (in the last 900 years or so), and some nicknames have become surnames. Interesting and historical. In this dictionary L. G. Pine brings together a wealth of detail to delight his readers.

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Book Id: 06nfh0986

Price: $31.50

Title: American Indian The PEOPLE of the TOTEM - Pacific Northwest of America - 1979 COLOUR PHOTOS Masks Sculpture RITUAL

Author: by Norman Bancroft-Hunt F.R.A.I. with colour Photographs by Werner Forman -

Publisher: BCA, London, 1979, hardcover 4to with dj, 5 chapters,colour photo plates & b/w illustrations, 128pp., index.

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions and a mild corner bump, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very mild rubbing.

Description: A study of an affluent society of fishing & trading. The Potlatch ceremony, Shamen, Way of Life; Artifacts; The supernatural; Myth & Cosmology; Dance; Ceremony. Featuring the Tlingit, Tsimshian, Haida, Kwakiutl, Salish, Nootkan and Bella Coola people.

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Book Id: 06nfh0978

Price: $38.40

Title: THE IMPERIAL HORSE : THE SAGA OF THE LIPIZZANERS 1986 First English Edition large book w Dustjacket and FULL COLOUR

Author: HANS-HEINRICH ISENBART and EMIL M. BUHRER with contributions by: Kurt Albrecht, Andrej Franetic, Leo Mazakarini, Heinz Nurnberg - GLORIOUS COLOUR

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1986, First American Edition, hardcover large quarto with dj, 204pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout,9 Chapters.

Condition:Two-tone cloth-bound hardcover of horses mane with red title to spine, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, has 3 Japanese style red name stamps to freprs, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small tear to front cover & very slight edging

Description: This is a celebration in words and pictures of the Lipizzaner. Here is its four-hundred-year history: its ancestors from Spain and Arabia and the Balkan hinterlands, its development under imperial sponsorship at the height of the Hapsburg power.

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Book Id: 06nfh0971

Price: $28.80

Title: The Pictorial Encyclopedia of FASHION by Ludmila Kybalova, Olga Herbenova Milena Lamarova. Translated by Claudia Rosoux

Author: by Ludmila Kybalova - Olga Herbenova - Milena Lamarova with over 1000 Photographs Translated by Claudia Rosoux Foreword by James Laver

Publisher: Paul Hamlyn/Crown Publishers, London/New York, 1970, Second impression, 1st pub. in NY in 1968, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 608pp., COLOUR & B/W ARTWORKS, PHOTOS

Condition:Pale green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr with design to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr,very slight foxing to eprs, in an unclipped FAIR DUSTJACKET with edgewear

Description: Divided into two parts; the first half of the volume comprises a concise history of fashion from the fourth millennium B.C. right down to the present day (1960s) - the second half consists of a detailed glossary of the various garments and accessories.

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Book Id: 06nfh0961

Price: $24.80

Title: OXFORD CLASSICAL DICTIONARY - GREEK & ROMAN Civilisations HUGE

Author: Edited by M. Cary - A. D. Nock - J. D. Denniston - W. D. Ross - J. Wight Duff - H. H. Scullard - With assistance H. J. Rose - H. P. Harvey - A. Souter

Publisher: Clarendon Press, Oxford U.K., 1964, Fifth reprint, 1st pub. 1949, hardcover quarto without dj, 971pages, A-Z & Bibliographies.

Condition:Classic Oxford blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine (slight fading to spine), rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, inscription to frepr, without dustjacket.

Description: This dictionary has been designed for the general reader as well as the specialist, with it being a scholarly yet readable guide in one volume to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilisation. USA shipments ONLY now incur a U.S. Govt. Security Fee

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Book Id: 06nfh0956

Price: $17.40

Title: LEGAL & GENERAL -ON THIS EVIDENCE a 1936 study of the Legal & General Assurance Society since formation in 1836

Author: by E. P. LEIGH-BENNETT with colour & b/w illustrations and some old maps reproduced on quality paper.

Publisher: Baynard Press, London, not dated, assumed 1936, hardcover narrow 8vo without dj, 121pp., B.W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 2 COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 Chapters, Append

Condition:Blue two-tone cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & title to frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners with small tears & fadingto top spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket.

Description: A history of LEGAL & GENERAL ASSURANCE - Chapters include : Pageantry and Print - People of Their Pavement - Assurance Adolescence - The Pendulum of Business - Victorian Vignettes and Aspects of 1936.

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Book Id: 06nfh0871

Price: $12.20

Title: WEST AFRICA under COLONIAL RULE - FIRST EDITION

Author: Michael Crowder - HISTORY BOOKS, ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, MODERN, ORIENTAL

Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1968, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 540 pages, 4 Maps including a Fold-Out Map, 7 Parts, Chapters, Appendices A-G & INDEX.

Condition:Maroon cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, an ex-library copy with stamps to eprs & Univ. of Sydney Library stamped to outside page edges, a small amount of underlining with pencil p

Description: The author has treated the history of colonial rule from the point of view of the African as well as the European.

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