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JAZZ AGE JEWS

By: Alexander, Michael

Price: $13.16

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A., Princeton University Press: 2001

Edition: First Paperback

Seller ID: 010280


viii, + 239pp., plus 12 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean (printed on acid-free paper), small black stripe to lower text-block edge. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased. "By the 1920s, Jews were - by all economic, political and cultural measures of the day - making it in America. Yet many deliberately identified with groups that remained excluded. The stories of Al Jolson, Felix Frankfurter, and Arnold Roths... View more info

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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE AFTERLIFE : Deciphering the Past from Tombs, Graves and Mummies

By: Allan, Tony

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, Duncan Baird Publishers: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007345


160pp., colour frontis, plus colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Matt-illustrated boards negligibly scuffed only. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, small, soft crease to head. " . . . offers a worldwide survey of some of the most intriguing enigmas posed to us across many centuries by death and the afterlife - and by more than 35 specific cases, all described in depth . . .... View more info

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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 82 Spring 2008

By: Arnold, John (Edited by)

Price: $15.51

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, State Library of Victoria Foundation: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007231


120pp., colour and b/white illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated ('Aurora' in McMurdo Sound nearing C. Evans, c. 1914-17) card wrapper nominally scuffed only. The 'La Trobe Journal' is a highly-regarded scholarly journal, published twice-yearly, in Autumn and Spring. "This issue of the 'Journal' has three mini-themes: one on Antarctica, the second and third on two formidable Melbourne figures, Stephen Murray-Smith and Re... View more info

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RIDDLEDOM : 101 Riddles and Their Stories

By: Astle, David

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012205


x, + 292pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. From the rear panel: " . . . uncovers relics from over 59 cultures, delving into language and deception, sampling Pompeii walls and Dothraki warriors. Readers can unravel each mini-chapter, wrestling with riddles from Wonderland or Zanzibar, Oedipus Rex or Harry Potter. Come meet French acrobats, coffee slaves, lusty maids and many more along the way . . . " Book weight ... View more info

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TASTE AND POWER : Furnishing Modern France

By: Auslander, Leora

Price: $32.90

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA, University of California Press: 1996

Edition: First Thus, 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 007713


xv, + 495pp., intext, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid metallic red title over nominally bumped quarter-cloth spine. Plain boards lightly bumped on upper foredge corners. Remainder stripe on foot of text-block, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with creased, closed tears at foot of spine, else very good. Louis XIV, Regency, Rococo, Neoclassical, Empire, Art Nouveau, and Historicist Pasti... View more info

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RUSSIA'S HEROES

By: Axell, Albert

Price: $20.68

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Carroll & Graf Publishers: 2001

Edition: First U.S.

Seller ID: 008938


xv, + (viii) plus 264pp., preliminary pages theatre-map section. Two unpaginated 8 page b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean. Vivid silver title over mildly bumped and cocked spine. A discreet remainder mark on foot of textblock, else leaves unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, else very good. A biographical testament to ordinary and extraordinary men and women soldiers and pilots who heroically came to the defenc... View more info

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CHRONICLES OF THE INDIAN WARS FROM COLONIAL TIMES TO WOUNDED KNEE

By: Axelrod, Alan

Price: $20.68

Publisher: New York, Konecky & Konecky: 1993

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 006331


(viii) + 280 pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations (mostly archival) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Indian Camp at Dawn', Jules Tavernier), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Chronicles the history of the American Indian nation and the various wars and conflicts that occurred from the early days of white settlements. Contents incl... View more info

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE ICE AGE

By: Bahn, Paul G., and Vertut, John

Price: $30.08

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1997

Edition: First U.K. Edition

Seller ID: 010747


240pp., colour photographic illustrations and b/white line-drawings throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain burgundy boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-rubbed only. "Authoritative and wide-ranging, and using the most advanced analytical techniques in archaeology, 'Journey Through the Ice Age' describes the varied background of the sites and discusses their enigmas and mysterie... View more info

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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 80 Spring 2007

By: Barnes, John (Edited by)

Price: $15.51

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, State Library of Victoria Foundation: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007233


144pp., colour and b/white illustrations, throughout, plus one fold-out. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed only. Art-illustrated (S.T.Gill) fold-out has vertical crease to outer margin (does not affect illustration). The 'La Trobe Journal' is a highly-regarded scholarly journal, published twice-yearly, in Autumn and Spring. In this issue: " . . . Fortieth Anniversary, The Library and The Journal . . . an 1840 letter... View more info

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THE CRUCIBLE OF THE MIDDLE AGES : The Ninth and Tenth Centuries in European History

By: Barraclough, Geoffrey

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2000

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 012269


xii, + 216pp., plus 2 x 8 page unpaginated (mostly colour) illustrated plate sections. Colour plate frontis. 3 b/white maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt and colour decorated title there-on. Gilt and colour decoration to front panel of undamaged green boards. Leaves clean and unmarked. No slipcase. Contents include: Preface, Prelude to Charlemagne: the Frankish ascendancy, The Carolingian Legacy, The decline and fall of the Carolingian empire, The impact of invas... View more info

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AND THEN CAME MAN (English Editon)

By: Bastian, H.

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, Museum Press: 1963

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013067


354pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections (all called-for plates extant and attached). Intext, line-drawn sketch illustrations, diagrams, maps and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Text block top edge tinted (a faded) green, else leaves unmarked. Art-illustrated (Youngman Carter), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. Originally published in the German, as 'Und D... View more info

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THE WORLD OF ISLAM

By: Belt, Don (Edited by)

Price: $18.75

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U.S.A., National Geographic Society: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008356


285pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and scuffed, with a small, faint stain to inside rear cover. "Islam's long, rich tradition and often far-flung and exotic locales have been explored in the pages of National Geographic magazine from the very first article on an Islamic subject in 1904 to the most recent in 2001. This extraordinary collection of t... View more info

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ANDEAN CULTURE HISTORY

By: Bennett, Wendell C, and Bird, Junius B.

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1965

Edition: First British

Seller ID: 008401


236pp., two unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections, plus intext b/white line-drawings and maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Black boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked. Illustrated (Laszlo Acs), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with several short closed tears. First published in 1949 by the American Museum of Natural History, this first British edition primarily authored by the foremost South American archaeologist... View more info

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THE DEBT WE OWE: The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund 1919-1989

By: Bishop, Edward

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Shrewsbury, England, Airlife Publishing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012705


(vi), + 216pp., colour-plate frontispiece, plus unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. The story of the founding and ongoing work of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund: a fund that Sir Winston Churchill described as "the debt we owe to the paladins of the Royal Air F... View more info

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TOOLS OF WAR : The Weapons That Changed the World

By: Black, Jeremy

Price: $18.75

Publisher: London, Quercus Publishing: 2007

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007122


207pp., b/white halftone plate chapter-title illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Leaves unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, flapped card wrapper slightly bumped on lower foredge corner. " . . . tells the stories of 50 of the most significant advances in military technology. From Stone Age spears through to cruise missiles, the tales are told, including the Battle of Crecy in which English archers launched a barrage of a 'million deadly missiles' to decim... View more info

OCEANA: The Tempestuous Journey of J.A. Froude, 1884 & 1885

By: Blainey, Geoffrey [Edited by]

Price: $12.22

Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W., Australia, Methuen Haynes: 1985

Edition: Abridged Edition

Seller ID: 004298


xix, + 211pp. EX-LIBRIS. B/white rescreened engraving [frontis, and intext] illustrations. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Every expected [ex] library identifier is present. Boards lightly bumped. Illustrated, clear plastic covered dustjacket slightly edgeworn, library sticker on spine, and clear tape adhering all to pastedowns. Edited and abridged by Australian historian Geoffrey Blainey, this travel description was originally published as 'Oceana: Or England... View more info

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SCURVY : How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail

By: Bown, Stephen R.

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Camberwell, VIC, Australia, Viking/Penguin: 2003

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 011209


284pp., b/white illustrations and maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain blue boards lightly bumped. Leaves clean, very lightly tanned on textblock edge. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased at head of spine. From the jacket flap: "This is both a history and a detective story; it is about class, wilful ignorance and ludicrous decision-making, and about how a cure for scurvy was found, ignored, lost, and finall... View more info

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THE OTHER HUNDRED YEARS WAR: Japan's Bid for Supremacy 1941-2041

By: Braddon, Russell

Price: $15.98

Publisher: London, Collins: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006044


246pp. Book clean. Bright gilt title on slight cocked spine, which is lightly bumped on heel. Leaves clean. Illustrated (author portrait on rear panel), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn. In this provocative assessment, the author, a P.O.W. of the Japanese in World War Two, expounds the theory that Japan has a 100 year plan for obtaining supremacy by 2041 . . . Contents include: Prelims., 24 chapters, Biblio., more. Book weight approx. 580g. View more info

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HISTORICAL THEOLOGY : An Introduction

By: Bromiley, Geoffrey William

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A., William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007813


xxix, + 464pp. Book clean and square. Black title over lightly bumped spine. Plain cloth boards mildly bumped on upper foredge corner. A former owner's name stamped on ffep., light flecks to textblock head, else leaves clean. Art-design illustrated (T.M.Williams), loose-plastic protected dustjacket has several closed tears, else mild edgewear. " . . . this work is composed for beginners, for enquirers, for those who know nothing or very little of the history of theol... View more info

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THE CONFUSIONS OF PLEASURE : Commerce and Culture in Ming China

By: Brook, Timothy

Price: $22.56

Publisher: Taipei, SMC Publishing: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009019


xxv, + 320pp., b/white photographic and line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Light foxing to endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated (Early-Qing dynasty portrait of Yang Maolin), flapped card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel, minimal edgewear. "The central theme of this beautifully told social and cultural history is commercialization . . . Commerce did more than simply circulate goods, as contemporary commentator... View more info