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Japan: The Years of Triumph. From Feudal Isolation to Pacific Empire.

By: ALLEN, Louis.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London: BPC, 1971.:

Seller ID: 19720


1st ed. "Explores with a wealth of illustration the major events, movements, and personalities which have shaped our century". Pp 126. Some colour and b/w illustrations. Pbk, sunning to spine. G+. View more info

Past & Present. A Journal of Historical Studies. No.43.

By: ASHTON, T.H. (Editor).

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Oxford: The Past & Present Society, 1969.:

Seller ID: 40624


Number 43. May 1969. Contents include: 1.The Genetics of Society by C.D.Darlington; 2.The Military Orders in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Spanish Society, The Institutional Embodiment of a Historical Tradition by L.P.Wright; 3.Quakerism and the Social Structure in the Interregnum by Richard T.Vann; 4.Tax Revolt and Popular Organization in Picardy 1789-1791 by R.B.Rose; 5.Malthus and the Evolutionists: The Common Context of Biological and Social Theory by Robert M.Y... View more info

Ceylon.

By: BAILEY, Sydney D.:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1952.:

Seller ID: 11068


1st ed. "The story of Ceylon is the story of successive invasions". Pp. 168, + 1 map. Beige cloth, d/w with slight chipping to edges. G+/G. View more info

Migration Within the Empire.

By: BELCHER, Major E.A and WILLIAMSON, James A.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London: British Books Limited, 1924.:

Seller ID: 44337


1st edition. Volume XII in The British Empire series, a Survey in 12 Volumes - each self-contained. Contents includes: I.The Migration of the European Nations; II.Periods and Policies in British Migration under the Old Colonial Empire; III.The 17th Century - The English Plantation Colonies; IV.The 17th Century - The Settlement Colonies; V.Migration and Emigration in the 18th Century - 1689-1783; VI.The United Empire Loyalists; VII.Migration in the 19th Century; VIII.Migr... View more info

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Eutropius: Breviarium. (Translated Texts for Historians Volume 14).

By: BIRD, H.W. (translator).

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1993. 0853232083:

Seller ID: 44157


1st edition. The Breviarium Ab Urbe Condita of Eutropius the Right Honourable Secretary of State for General Petitions. "This is the first full-scale translation and commentary on Eutropius, whose Breviarium (Abbreviated History of Rome) was a major vehicle for transmitting knowledge of Roman history to people of the Middle Ages and beyond. The book consists of a lengthy intorduction to Eutropius, his times and the reasons for the book's composition. His attitudes, styl... View more info

Revelations from the Secret Service. The Spy on Two Fronts. (Translated by Captain Raglan Somerset).

By: BOUCARD, Robert.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London:Hutchinson & Co.Ltd, nd.(c.1930).:

Seller ID: 40926


Contents: Part One: State Secrets. I. How the Germans had Planned to Invade the United States; II. How the English Deciphered Enemy Telegrams; III. The Denouement of the Plot within Mexico; IV. "Not to be Opened for Twenty Years"; V. How the Secret Diplomatic Code of Germany was Delivered to England; VI. A Man who Vanished into Thin Air. Part Two. Tricks of the Trade: I. At the Headquarters of the Big Five; II. In the German Service; III. Dressing for the Part; ... View more info

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Egypt Under The Pharaohs. A History Derived Entiely from The Monuments By Heinrich Brugsch-Bey. A New Edition Condensed And Thoroughly Revised By M. Brodrick. with Maps, Plans, And Illustrations.

By: BRUGSCH-BEY, Heinrich / BRODRICK, M.

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1891 . 0:

Seller ID: 42572


First edition with an interesting provenance. 8vo. 23cm x 15cm x 4cm. pp.28/pp.469/pp.28 Original black cloth covered boards. Gilt image of a Pharaoh to the front board and gilt titles an decoration to the spine. Boards and spine lightly rubbed. Hinges and edges carefully strengthened. Loose letter signed by R. F. Bigg-Wither. Half title soiled with two gift inscriptions: " Wm. H de Vere Coles from his Grandmother Jane Cole May 5th. 1893." ; "To W. C. D. ... View more info

Russia and the Russians.

By: CRANKSHAW, Edward.:

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1947.:

Seller ID: 13436


1st ed. Mr. Crankshaw has set out to evoke an image of contemporary Russia arising naturally from the past. Pp. 256. Red cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w has slight tears and chipping. G+/G. View more info

Roman Society.

By: DUDLEY, Donald.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin 1978.:

Seller ID: 28488


"Provides an introduction to the art and architecture, law and literature, religion and philosophy, trade and commerce, and to the military and civil administratiion, as well as the history". Pp 330, slight toning to pages, inkstamp to verso front cover, old tape marks to endpapers, some b/w illustrations. P/b, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

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The Penguin History of Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power 1850-2008.

By: FENBY, Jonathan.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: Allen Lane (Penguin), 2008. 9780713998320:

Seller ID: 40618


1st edition. "China has emerged amazingly in the last three decades as an economic powerhouse set to play a major global political role, its future posing one of the great questions for the twenty-first century. Understanding how that transformation came about and what China constitutes today means understanding its epic journey since 1850, and recognizing how the past influences the present." Pp.xlviii/763, 54 black & white and colour illustrations + 8 maps. Red cloth,... View more info

A Week With Gandhi.

By: FISCHER, Louis.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London: George Allen & Unwin, 1943. 0:

Seller ID: 33850


Introductory note by Carl Heath. "a racy journalistic account of a lively time spent in the remarkable entourage of India's great man." Pp.122, 15 b/w photo plates to rear, owners name to fep. Red cloth, title to spine rubbed. G+. View more info

The Ancient World.

By: GLOVER, T.R.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Pelican Books, 1948.:

Seller ID: 9510


Rep. A survey of the origins of the Western World. Pp. 340/3(ads). 12 figs., + 6 maps. Toning to pages. P/b. G. View more info

War Over Peace.

By: GRAVES, Charles.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: Hutchinson & Co.Ltd,1940. 0:

Seller ID: 37719


1st edition. Describes a series of four journeys across the Channel to Marrakech and Fez; the French-Spanish frontier; South of France; and finally to the British zone G.H.Q and B.E.F. The book concludes with a visit to aerodromes in England and Scotland to see how they are coping with the War on the Home Front. Pp.256/24(ads), black & white photo portrait frontispiece, owner's name to front free endpaper, toning to endpapers and occasional light spotting mainly affecti... View more info

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Tamils in Sri Lanka. A Comprehensive History. (c.300 B.C. - c.2000 A.D.).

By: GUNASINGAM, Dr Murugar.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Sydney: MV Publications, 2008. 9780646494555:

Seller ID: 41639


1st edition. "Presents a comprehensive history of the Sri Lankan Tamils covering the entire Traditional Tamil Homeland of the north and east and north-western parts of the country." Pp.xiv/573, occasional black & white photos, inscribed to front free endpaper(?). Blue/grey boards. VG. View more info

Indian Politics. A Survey.

By: GWYNN, J.T.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London: Nisbet & Co., 1924. 0:

Seller ID: 34915


1st ed. "In his letters we have no rodomontade or propaganda; we have only the talk of the plain man - the busy merchant in the town, the village worthies over their evening piple, the doctor and the schoolmaster, the petty official and the student, Hindu, Moslem and Sikh. Mr Gwynn also takes us up and down the country, through the vastly diverse racial areas, and shows how the popular attitude to our administration varies with local conditions." (Introduction b... View more info

The First British Commonwealth. Essays in Honour of Nicholas Mansergh.

By: HILLMER, Norman & WIGLEY, Philip.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Frank Cass, 1980. 0714631531:

Seller ID: 44059


1st edition. "focuses attention on the 'first' British Commonwealth, whose development may be said to span the years from the turn of the (20th) century to 1947. In this period at least, distinctions between empire and commonwealth were not nearly so clear-cut as they would later be....Even in the most sensitive, nationalistic and isolationist of the dominions, something of the imperial remained". Pp.192, errata slip loosely enclosed. Red cloth, dustwrapper. VG/... View more info

The Evolution of Modern Latin America.

By: HUMPHREYS, Robin A.:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1946.:

Seller ID: 31170


1st ed. Originating from a series of lectures given at Cambridge in 1945. Pp.196, 13 maps, minor sptting to closed page edges. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

Raj. The Making and Unmaking of British India.

By: JAMES, Lawrence.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Gt. Britain: Little, Brown & Co., 1998.:

Seller ID: 8840


1st ed. by Softback Preview. Study of the Raj. Pp. 14/722, 59 b/w photos, + 8 maps. P/b. Illustd. cover. (The India Mutiny and the Relief of Lucknow by Thomas Jones Baker), creasing to spine. G+. View more info

Cities of the Eastern Roman Provinces.

By: JONES, A.H.M.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998. 0199240094:

Seller ID: 43904


Special edition for Sandpiper Books. "Traces the diffusion of the Greek city as a political institution throughout the lands of the Roman Empire bordering the Eastern Mediterranean over a period extending from Alexander's conquest of the East to the sixth century....Professor Jones describes the restrictive effect of centralized administrative policy on some dynasties and the growth of cities in their dominions, and various aspects of the relations between cities and... View more info

Dictionary of Wars. (Revised Edition).

By: KOHN, George Childs.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: New York: Checkmark Books, 1999.:

Seller ID: 28517


"Contains detailed summaries of all notable wars from earliest recorded history to the present day, spanning more than 4,000 years. An authoritative source of information on the global conflicts, civil wars, mutinies, punitive expeditions, undeclared wars, rebellions, and revolutions that have occurred throughout the world". 23.5cms x 19cms. Pp 614, 2 owners inkstamps to verso front cover. P/b, illustrated cover. VG. View more info