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Author: Wendy Goldman Rohm
Publisher: Times Business/Random House, NY, 1998, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 313pp., 17 Chapters, Index, b/w plates, crisp eprs.
Condition:Burgundy cloth-bound spine hardcover boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very minor rubbing
Description: A fly-on-the-wall account of Microsoft's intention to monopolise the computer industry.
from many "Deep Throats"
the claim of "fair competition" and the reality
Hidden Codeswithin Windows
Author: by Christopher Sexton Foreword by HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Preface by G. J. V. Nossal
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia, Melbourne, 1991, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with dj, 301pp., B/W PHOTOS 4 Parts, 15 Chapters, Endnotes, Glossary, Appendices, Index.
Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight fading to spine & slight edgewear.
Description: Christopher Sexton recreates the multifaceted genius of Burnet: his early life in Traralgon; his brilliant, solitary years as a medical student at Melbourne University; his pioneering discoveries in the fields of virology & immunology; & his Nobel prize.
Author: ROBERT K. MASSIE
Publisher: Hutchinson Australia with Victor Gollancz 1981 H/c large 8vo with Dj 909 Pages 5 Parts Bibliography & Index, MAPS, B/W & COLOUR Illustrations & Plates MAPS to eprs
Condition:Black H/c gilt title to spine, indent design to frcvr, minimal edgewear no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, pages uneven cut, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: Peter the Great was a giant among men; and this truly epic biography spans a continent, covers an epoch, and charts a social revolution. Peter found Russia in Oriental semi-barbarity; he left it a part of Europe.
Author: Gitta Sereny
Publisher: Macmillan London 1995 1st Edition H/c large 8vo with Dj 757 Pages B/W PHOTOS 26 Chapters & Index, Photo to endpapers
Condition:Black H/c bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION very slight foxing to top of pages in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: Albert Speer was Hitler's architect before the Second World War. This book is a compelling and readable work, one of the greatest on Hitler's Germany, the WWII and its awful aftermath, seen through the life of an extraordinary man.
Author: LAURO MARTINES
Publisher: Jonathan Cape London 2006 1st Edition H/c 8vo with Dj Maroon endpapers 336 Pages 20 Chapters Bibliography & Index COLOUR PHOTOS / ARTWORKS ISBN 9780224072526
Condition:Brown H/c gilt title to spine indent pub. design to frcvr, minimal edgewear no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight edgewear.
Description: A 'little friar' from Ferrara, Savonarola mingled the fervour of religion with the ardour of republican politics, this is the story of his impact on Florence and of the city's spell over him.
Author: Frederic Morton
Publisher: Secker & Warburg London 1962 2nd Imp. 1st Pub. 1961 H/c 8vo with Dj 264 Pages B/W PHOTOS 10 Chapters, Bibliography & Index plus Fold-out Genealogical Table.
Condition:Maroon H/c Gilt title on blue to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, previous owner's name to frepr, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few small tears, slight fading to spine, rubbing & edgewear
Description: This welds 200 years of history into one absorbing story. Morton captures its drama, its elegance, and the humour that has always enlivened these unforgettable and vivid people.
Author: RICHARD HOUGH
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson London 1980 1st Edition H/c 8vo with Dj 290 Pages 11 Chapters & Index B/W PHOTOS Family Tree to Endpapers
Condition:Maroon H/c gilt title to spine slight rubbing to spine & corners no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with edgewear & slight foxing to i/s
Description: The last godson of Queen Victoria, Lord Mountbatten was a relative and intimate of Europe's Kings and Queens, and the beloved 'Uncle Dickie' of the British Royal Family. A fitting tribute to a Viceroy of India.
Author: J. G. LOCKHART and THE HON. C. M. WOODHOUSE
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton London 1963 1st Edition H/c 8vo with Dj 511 Pages Map to Endpapers B/W PHOTOS 28 Chapters Appendices A-C & INDEX
Condition:Green H/c gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, frontcover slightly loose to spine (all intact), slight foxing to eprs & outside page edges CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with edgewear.
Description: The authors have steered a middle course on the divided life of Cecil Rhodes using unpublished material, and shows not only Rhodes himself but of the turbulent times in which he lived.