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Book Id: 06nfh0463

Price: $14.60

Title: Did men of Bristol reach America before Columbus? THE COLUMBUS MYTH : Maps and espionage.

Author: IAN WILSON

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, London, 1991 1st Ed., Hardcover 8vo with d/j, 240pp., B/W & a few COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, MAPS throughout, 14 Chapters, Chronology.

Condition:Red cloth-bound Hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, inscription to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.

Description: Could these lines from an English spy's letter to Christopher Columbus, misfiled in the Spanish archives and only recently brought to light, explode the myth that Columbus sailed 'out of the blue' to discover America in 1492?

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Book Id: 06nfh0462

Price: $13.40

Title: THE MEN AND THE MUTINY CAPTAIN BLIGH & MR CHRISTIAN

Author: RICHARD HOUGH

Publisher: RU, Devon U.K., 1974 1st Ed., hardcover 8vo with d/j, 320pp., Original Artworks/Charts/Illustrations throughout, Chronology & INDEX.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight edgewear to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's small name-stamp to frepr in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few tiny tears & slight edgewear.

Description: A thoroughly researched account of the mutiny on 'The Bounty'. Characters and events are studied in depth & with understanding - the two protagonists are not seen simply as hero and villian, but as imperfect people. including origin maps & sketches

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Book Id: 06nfh0455

Price: $18.80

Title: BRITISH ARCHITECTS AND CRAFTSMEN - A Survey of Taste, Design, and Style during Three Centuries 1600 to 1830

Author: SACHEVERELL SITWELL - With 200 Illustrations from Photographs, Prints and Drawings

Publisher: B.T. Batsford, London, 1948 Fourth ed., Revised (twice), 1st pub. 1945 hardcover 8vo without dustjacket, 196 Pages, B/W Photographs, 2 Parts, 11 Chapters & Index

Condition:Maroon cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine (slight fading to spine), rubbing to spine & corners with small rubb patch to frcvr, no inscriptions, Colour Frontispiece, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to outside page edges.

Description: From Elizabethan and Jacobean Building, Sir Christopher Wren through to Gibbs and the Rococo and The Regency and so much in-between.

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Book Id: 06nfh0410

Price: $23.40

Title: RIVERS OF GOLD The Rise of the Spanish Empire

Author: Hugh Thomas

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2003, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo with dj, 604pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & MAPS, coloured Map to eprs, 10 Parts, 38 Chapters.

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with edgewear. Yes! We combine items so you save on postage

Description: Within thirty years, Spain had created an empire that made her the most envied nation in the world. In an epic history the prize-winning author, Hugh Thomas, brings the early years of Spain's imperial achievement vividly to life.

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Book Id: 06nfh0409

Price: $22.40

Title: THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA

Author: GARRETT MATTINGLY

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1959, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo without dj, 382pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, illustrated eprs, 34Chapters, Epilogue, Notes & INDEX

Condition:Tan cloth-bound hardcover with gilt on red title to spine with red boat design to frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with very slight foxing to just a few outside page edges, without dustjacket.

Description: 'Since this book is addressed not to specialists but to the general reader interested in history, there are no footnotes. I have appended a general account of the documents & the printed books most relied on, followed by short notes on the chief sources.

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Book Id: 06nfh0407

Price: $17.40

Title: SAMURAI WILLIAM The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan

Author: GILES MILTON

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2002, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with dj, 400pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS & MAPS, illustrations to eprs, 13 Chapters & INDEX.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside, slight edgewear.

Description: In the spring of 1611, London's merchants received an intriguing and wholly unexpected letter. Written by a marooned English mariner named William Adams, it revealed that he had been living in the unknown land of Japan for more than a decade.

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Book Id: 06nfh0367

Price: $82.40

Title: THE ANCIENT WORLD three-volume set published under the auspices of UNESCO THE HISTORY OF MANKIND: Cultural and Science

Author: Luigi Pareti, assisted by Paolo Brezzi and Luciano Petech Translated from the Italian by Guy E F Chilver and Sylvia Chilver

Publisher: published for the International Commission for a History of the Scientific and Cultural Development of Mankind by George Allen & Unwin, London 1965. Copyright UNESCO

Condition:Three matching blue cloth-bound hardcovers with black-boxed gilt title to spines, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in clipped GOOD DUSTJACKETS with mild fox-spots and chips to edges of dustjackets.

Description: Vol 1. 1200BC to 500 AD, Vol 2 500 BC to the Christian Era Vol 3 From the Christian Era to about AD 500. Total 1047 pages,This is a massive multi-volume work produced under the auspices of UNESCO that gives a lively, readable global history of man.

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Book Id: 06nfh0338

Price: $13.40

Title: CONSORTS AND CASTLES Josephine Bonaparte; Manela Saenz (Mistress of Bolivar) and Carlotta, Empress of Mexico.

Author: by ALISON NICHOLAS

Publisher: Vantage Press, New York, 1970 1st Ed., 8vo, 265pp., 3 Parts & Chronological Table.

Condition:Maroon cloth-bound Hardcover with minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped GOOD-minus DUSTJACKET with a couple of small repaired tears & a few small holes to rear fold-in.

Description: "Malmaison, C'est Josephine" (Josephine Bonaparte (1763-1814) and Malmaison) To Plow the Sea - Manela Saenz, Mistress of Simon Bolivar (1797-1856) and the Quinta de Bolivar "They Must Not Play with Nations" - Carlotta, Empress of Mexico (1840-1927)

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