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LIFE WITH TITINA
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1961.
Octavo, black and olive boards. pp 160 + plates. Fine copy. Dust jacket has a small chip at head of yellowed spine; light yellowing and dust soiling to rear panel; VG otherwise, flap price intact. Inscribed by the author "For Denis, With love from us all - an our thanks. Nöel. Oct., 1961". Story of Barber's married life starting at age 45, in old farmhouse on Lake Geneva.
$25.00 Book Number: 32006 Order / Enquire
BERBER, F. J., editor
LOCARNO: A Collection of Documents, with a preface by Joachim Von Ribbentrop, Ambassador of the German Reich.
London: William Hodge, 1936.
Issued under the auspices of the German Academy of Political Science, Berlin and the Institute of International Affairs, Hamburg. Navy cloth, gilt to spine, navy topstain. (xvi), 405 pp. Ex-library with spine number, stamp to front free endpaper and shadow from rear pocket removal; otherwise a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. "The Locarno Treaties were seven agreements negotiated at Locarno, Switzerland, on 5-16 October 1925 and formally signed in London on 1 December, in which the First World War Western European Allied powers and the new states of Central and Eastern Europe sought to secure the post-war territorial settlement, and return normalizing relations with defeated Germany (which was, by this time, the Weimar Republic)." - Wikipedia Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 22645 Order / Enquire
Crosby, Alfred W.
Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Fifth printing. Green cloth. pp xiv, 368 + plates. Notes, index. Ink owner name at front (twice), corner crease to two leaves, else fine. Dust jacket has two nicks, else fine. "By focusing on the ecological side of European expansion, Crosby shows how the Europeans were able to take over temperate lands because of the rapid triumph of the plants, animals and germs they brought with them."
$18.00 Book Number: 43963 Order / Enquire
LIFE AND LOVES OF MARIE WALEWSKA. With 18 illustrations including 11 hitherto unpublished
Montreal: Louis Carrier, 1934.
The trade issue (also a limited ed. of 99 copies). Octavo, decorated cloth stamped in white. pp 429,  + plates. Small tear at head of very lightly sunned spine neatly repaired, bit of bubbling to front pastedown, else a bright, fine, jacketless copy." Maria Countess Walewska (née Laczynska; 7 December 1786 - 11 December 1817) was a Polish noblewoman and a mistress of Emperor Napoleon I. In her later years she married count Philippe Antoine d'Ornano, an influential Napoleonic officer." - Wikipedia. Her life was the basis of the 1937 film "Conquest", starring Greta Garbo and Charles Boyer. Walewska claimed she became Napoleon's mistress for patriotic reasons, to elict his aid in freeing Poland from the Habsburgs, Prussia, and Russia.
$20.00 Book Number: 44289 Order / Enquire
THE COLONIAL EMPIRES: a comparative survey from the eighteenth century
New York: Delacorte, 1967.
Beige cloth. pp (xiv), 450 + plates. Index, notes, bibliography. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has small tears, rubbing at front spine fold, VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$18.50 Book Number: 44239 Order / Enquire
GORMAN, Thomas K.
AMERICA AND BELGIUM. A Study of the Influence of the United States Upon the Belgian Revolution of 1789-1790
London: Unwin, 1925.
Dark blue cloth. xii, 316 pp, indexed. Bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise fine, no owner marks, in a VG dust jacket, quite a nice copy of an uncommon book.
$65.00 Book Number: 22763 Order / Enquire
REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN WESTERN EUROPE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. Commentary and Documents for the Study of Comparative Constitutional History.
Oxford: Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, 1968.
Tall octavo, navy cloth. , xviii, 622,  pp. Index. Fine in VG dust jacket. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 13363 Order / Enquire
JUNGMAN, Nico and Beatrice
London: A.& C. Black, 1904.
Blue cloth decorated in white, gilt and dark green, top edge gilt. , (x), 212, [4, ads] pp + frontispiece and 74 other colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Small tears at head of spine; two small cloth splits to front joint neatly repaired; mild wear to lower outer corner of rear cover; Toronto bookseller's ticket on front pastedown; else a fine bright & tight copy, no owner names. Text is by Beatrice Jungman, with paintings by Nico Jungman. Particularly handsome Art Nouveau cover design. Inman 35. A volume in Black's 20 shilling series. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 23166 Order / Enquire
MacNALTY, Arthur Salusbury, Sir
THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER and Other Medical Mysteries.
London: Christopher Johnson, 1955.
Blue boards. 212 pp. Bit of tanning to front free endpaper, else fine, no owner names. Yellow price-clipped jacket has spine tanning, one inch tear at foot of spine, generally VG. Nine historical mysteries re-examined from a medical angle. Suspected poisoning of Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark; Don Carlos and Alexis, sons of Phillip II and Peter the Great respectively; the Dauphin, son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; Henry VI I didn't do it, Richard III did; and more. A volume in the publisher's Medical Viewpoint series.
$19.00 Book Number: 17906 Order / Enquire
The Story of Europe and the Nations at War : A Graphic Narrative of the Nations Involved in the Great War, Their History and Former Wars, Their Rulers and Leaders, Their Armies and Navies, Their Resources, the Reasons for Conflict and the Issues at Stake
Philadelphia: International Press, 1914.
Octavo, blue cloth gilt lettered, colour pictorial label on front cover. pp (2), (400) + colour map at front and 32 double-sided photo plates. Ink owner name at front, else a VG+ bright, tight, and uworn copy. Historical background to WWI. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$19.50 Book Number: 44152 Order / Enquire
GLADSTONE AND THE BULGARIAN AGITATION 1876. With an Introduction by G.S.R. Kitson Clark.
(Hassocks, Sussex, and Hamden, Connecticut): Harvester Press / Archon Books, 1975.
Second edition (first was Nelson, 1963). Red boards. xii, v-xxviii, 308 pp. Fine copy, no previous owner marks. Orange dust jacket very lightly sunned to spine, narrow corner chip to rear panel repaired with cellotape, VG otherwise. Adds a new 6+ page introduction by Shannon.
$25.00 Book Number: 18357 Order / Enquire
SINDING, Paul C.
THE SCANDINAVIAN RACES; the sea-kings and Vikings, their manners and customs, discoveries, maritime expeditions, struggles, and wars, up to the present time. Second Edition
New York: Author, 1877.
Octavo, dark blue cloth, yellow endpapers. pp , (iii)-xiv, 15-493,  + frontispiece with tissue guard. Yellowing to page edges; a fine, bright copy, no owner marks. Sinding was an honorary member of the Quebec Historical Society. First published 1858 as A HISTORY OF SCANDINAVIA. Sinding, a Danish emigrant, was Professor of the Scandinavian Languages and Literature at the University of the City of New York. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$85.00 Book Number: 41818 Order / Enquire
Vienna's Golden Autumn 1866-1938
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1987.
Brown boards. pp 248 + plates (some in colour). Index. Ink owner name at front, small bumps to outer corners of covers, soft bump to lower outer corner of text, VG otherwise in fine, price-clipped jacket.
$15.00 Book Number: 44238 Order / Enquire
SPRUDZS, Adolf and Armins Rusis, editors.
RES BALTICA. A Collection of Essays in Honor of the Memory of Dr. Alfred Bilmanis (1887-1948). Preface by Professor Loy W. Henderson.
Leyden: A.W. Sijthoff, 1968.
Blue cloth. 303 pp + frontispiece portrait. Slight yellowing to page edges, ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. Dust jacket has short tears at head of spine, VG otherwise. "Among the many unresolved world problems, the fate of the three independent states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, absorbed by the USSR in 1940, provides a striking illustration of the perennial struggle of right versus might. RES BALTICA, published in honor of the memory of Dr. Alfred Bilmanis, a prominent Latvia diplomat, journalist and scholar, attempts to throw some light on the lesser known aspects of the Baltic problem." - jacket.
$25.00 Book Number: 16110 Order / Enquire
Balaton albuma : emlék Füred s környékéro"l = Album des Balaton : Erinnerung an Füred und seine Umgebung / rajzolta s szerkesztette Szerelmey Miklós.
Budapest: Állami Könyvterjeszto" Vállala, 1983.
Facsimile reprint of the Pest: Edelman, 1851, with text in German and Hungarian. Octavo, blue leather grain boards gilt. pp (ii), (30) plus maps and views. A fine copy, no owner names.
$25.00 Book Number: 32685 Order / Enquire
Taylor, A. J. P.
From the Boer War to the Cold War: Essays on Twentieth-Century Europe. Edited with an introduction by Chris Wrigley
New York: Allen Lane / Penguin / Viking, 1995.
Black boards. pp (xxvi), 454. Index. Ink owner name at front, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$22.00 Book Number: 44219 Order / Enquire
THE HAPSBURG MONARCHY 1809-1918:a history of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1966.
Later priinting. Blue boards, endpaper maps. pp 279 + frontispiece.and 7 other plates. Index. Rubber stamp price on front pastedown crossed out with black ink, ink owner name on half-title leaf, three small light spots on spine, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy.
$15.00 Book Number: 44026 Order / Enquire
CONSERVATISM REVISITED: the revolt against revolt 1815-1949
London: John Lehmann, 1950.
12mo, black cloth. pp 168. Notes at end. Ink owner name at front, foxing to endpapers and page edges, VG+ otherwise. Dust jacket has a few nicks, small corner chip at head of spine, VG otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 44197 Order / Enquire
WILLETS, Gilson, compiler
RULERS OF THE WORLD AT HOME: how they look and how they live
New York: Christian Herald, 1899.
Octavo, red decorated cloth stamped in white. pp 416 + frontispiece with tissue guard and numerous other plates; many photos in text (over 220 illustrations). Spine sunned with most of imprint flaked away; old ink owner name at front; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 44151 Order / Enquire
WAR AND PEACE IN EUROPE 1815-1870 and other essays
London: Constable, 1931.
Octavo, maroon cloth. pp (viii), (292). Index. Minor wear to ends of lightly sunned spine, very light damp spotting to covers, ink owner names at front, just a mite leaned, VG otherwise.
$19.50 Book Number: 44047 Order / Enquire