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CHINA FOR WOMEN : Travel and Culture

By: N/A

Price: $18.17

Publisher: North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Spinifex Press: 1995

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007113


xv, + 357pp., b/white halftone photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Small, light stain to corner of half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. Developed from 'China der Frauen' 1989, Frauenoffensive Verlag, Germany. "Perfect for the tourist or the armchair traveller . . . brings to life the complex culture and history of the world's most populous nation. The second volume in a series, t... View more info

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IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET?: The Truth About Female Power in Hollywood

By: Abramowitz, Rachel

Price: $17.03

Publisher: U.S.A., Random House: 2002

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 005218


xvi, + 601pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Spine firm. Several previously dog-eared pages, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper moderately edgeworn, scuffed, with reading crease, and small corner crease, to front panel. "The author interviewed the most powerful women in the movie-making business-from superstar actresses to independent directors-and together, their stories comprise a comprehensive history of women in Hollywood. Here, in their own cand... View more info

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NOBODY'S CHILD : Who Are You When You Don't Know Your Past?

By: Adie, Kate

Price: $15.04

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010364


x, + 324pp., plus 8 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "With a curiosity inspired by her own circumstances as an adopted child, Kate Adie uncovers the extraordinary, moving and inspiring stories of just such children - without mother or father, any knowledge of who they might be, or even a name to call their own. Too o... View more info

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A COMPANION TO THE FOLKLORE, MYTHS & CUSTOMS OF BRITAIN

By: Alexander, Marc

Price: $18.17

Publisher: England, BCA, by arrangement with Sutton Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Reprint

Seller ID: 007080


xii, + 356pp., plus 16 page, colour-plate illustrated section, b/white halftone illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Three very small splash stains to foot of textblock. Illustrated (Front: Green Man sculpture, Cottingley Wood, Arthur's Round Table) card wrapper nominally scuffed, soft corner crease to rear. " . . . provides a comprehensive A-Z companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland and Wales, covering everything from... 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 WOMEN OF MEXICO CITY, 1790-1857

By: Arrom, Silvia Marina

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Stanford, California, Stanford University Press: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012033


xii, + 384pp., intext b/white halftone plates and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper trivially edgeworn only. Text-block unmarked. This pioneering study confronts three main questions about the era 1790-1857 in Mexico City. Were women's roles as narrow and unimportant as has been assumed? To what extent were women dominated by men? Can significant differences be found between younger and older women, married and single, upper ... 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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VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LONDON from Old Photographs

By: Betjeman, John (Introduction and Commentaries by)

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010316


Unpaginated (approx. 160 pages). B/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. Previous owner's name to ffep., foxing to endpapers, mild tanning to textblock edges, else leaves clean. Number stamp to lower rear pastedown. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edge-rubbed, a couple of tiny nicks, foxing to reverse. " . . . illustrated entirely with contemporary photographs. T... View more info

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REPRIEVE : A Study of a System

By: Bresler, Fenton

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, George Harrap: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007121


324pp., frontispiece, and unpaginated, b/white plates, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over black panel on nominally bumped spine. Boards undamaged. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated (author portrait on rear panel), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, and faded on spine. A study of the British system of capital punishment for murder highlights the sometimes flawed system which prevailed for over 2000 years. No study of the British capital ... 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

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A HISTORY OF CANNIBALISM : From Ancient Cultures to Survival Stories and Modern Psychopaths

By: Constantine, Nathan

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, Capella: 2006

Seller ID: 008367


208pp., b/white photographic and art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very mildly edgeworn, and indented, small, soft crease to rear panel. "Desperation, duty and desire - the three primary motives for breaking what is the oldest taboo in the Western world, cannibalism. This book investigates all three and presents startling evidence that will challenge cultural and moral perceptions as never before."... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD: An Anthology

By: Dow, Gwyn and Factor, June (Edited by)

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Ringwood, Victoria, Australia, McPhee Gribble (Penguin): 1991

Edition: First Impression

Seller ID: 005912


328pp., four unpaginated colour plate sections, plus intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Slightly acidic (browned) beginning and closing leaves, otherwise clean. Art-illustrated ('Beach Scene, Balmoral, 1929' Margaret Preston) card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped, with noticeable fading on spine, and rear panel. " . . . celebrates the wide range of writing about childhood in Australia . . . " Sourced from a variety of ... View more info

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TIME, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY : Perspectives on Family and Community History

By: Drake, Michael (Edited by)

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Oxford, England, Blackwell Publishers: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012352


ix, + 302pp. B/white illustrations and figures. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Montage-illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Containing a broad range of authoritative articles, some specially commissioned, this book covers several key facets of family and community history . . . With contributions from historians, anthropologists, sociologists and geographers, it encompasses a great variety of issues within nineteenth-... View more info

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ABORIGINAL MEN OF HIGH DEGREE (Second Edition)

By: Elkin, A.P.

Price: $24.44

Publisher: St Lucia, Queensland, Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1977

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 012590


xxii, + 185pp., monochrome, line-drawn map endpapers (one with tribal dispersion). Several similar intext maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain brown boards undamaged. Textblock lightly flecked on head, else unmarked. Illustrated (Design: Ted Poulter), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Originally published in 1945, this title is the first general account of Australian Aboriginal medicine men. A stand-alone title in the series: 'Studies ... View more info

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DIGGING PEOPLE UP FOR COAL: A History of Yallourn

By: Fletcher, Meredith

Price: $39.48

Publisher: Carlton South Vic, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013131


xii, + 252pp. Unpaginated, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped, with a soft crease on lower front foredge corner. An abraded area on half-title page (name removal?), else textblock unmarked. Massive brown coal deposits in Gippsland, Victoria, and their use in the generation of coal-fired electricity plants led to the birth of the worker-housing town of Yallourn. Those same... View more info

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EDUCATION OF THE SENSES. Volume 1. The Bourgeois Experience : Victoria to Freud

By: Gay, Peter

Price: $14.10

Publisher: U.S.A., W W Norton & Co: 1999

Edition: First Paperback

Seller ID: 009639


534pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Psyche Opening the Golden Box', John William Waterhouse, 1903) card wrapper mildly edgeworn only. " . . . the first volume in Peter Gay's panoramic study of the European and American middle classes from the 1820s to the outbreak of World War I. Drawing on psychoanalytic insights and a rich array of primary sources, Gay reexamines the sexual behaviour and attitudes of the Victorians, overturning a myriad o... View more info

ANATOMY OF HATRED: The Wounded Land

By: Habe, Hans

Price: $15.98

Publisher: London, George Harrap & Co.: 1964

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 005345


296pp. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Bright gilt title on nominally bumped backstrip. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Conrad Bailey), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and soiled. European by birth and education, American citizen Hans Habe was on a journalistic assignment in the U.S.A. at the time of President Kennedy's assassination. In the aftermath of that event, he wrote 'Anatomy of Hatred', a critical assessment of the contemporary prob... View more info

A SECRET WORLD OF SEX. Forbidden Fruit: The British Experience 1900-1950

By: Humphries, Steve

Price: $15.98

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004089


224pp., intext, b/white, candidly-illustrated b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards mildly bumped on lower foredge corners, plus a hint of dampstain along foot. Random flecks on several leaves, otherwise textblock clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, and minor dampstained on reverse. Based on many surprisingly frank interviews with older people, and enhanced by many rare ill... View more info

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CATTERN CAKES AND LACE : A Calendar of Feasts

By: Jones, Julia and Deer, Barbara

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Georgian House: 1987

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 012008


128pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards lightly bumped on upper foredge corners. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good+. From the jacket flap: " . . . a delightful, nostalgic celebration of our British heritage; a charming scrapbook of festivals through the year, and the customs, recipes and handicrafts associated with them . . . Each festival day is exquisitely decor... View more info

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LAMENT FOR THE MOLLY MAGUIRES

By: Lewis, Arthur H.

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1965

Edition: 1st U.K.

Seller ID: 006272


ix, + 308pp. Book clean and square. bright gilt title on lightly bumped spine. Leaves clean, trivially flecked on head of textblock. Green boards undamaged. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn. The Irish famine of the mid 19th century saw many desperately poor Irish people head for America, and work in the coal fields of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, for many they again found hunger, poverty-and bitter prejudice against them. The response of the re... View more info