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The Cambridge Shorter History of India.


Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1934.:

Seller ID: 45708

1st edition. Pp.xxii/970, 21 maps, owner's name to front free endpaper, slight toning to pages, minor spotting to endpapers but mainly affecting closed page edges, rippled creasing affecting pp.293-310. Green cloth, gilt title to spine, bleached spots (from water damage?) to rear board + top and tail of spine and edges of front board. G-. View more info

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.Young. Plus Debates: Landlords and Tenants in England in the Later Middle Ages: The Buckingham Estates by Barbara J.Harris; an... View more info


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

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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

ISBN: 0853232083

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, style, sources, mode of composition and chronology are all discussed, as is his continuing popularity through the centuries. A tr... 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; IV. A Prize of a Hundred Thousand Pesetas; V. The Escape of a Prince; VI. On Board an Enemy Submarine; VII. The Key to the Ri... 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.


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. Esdaile signed H. de Vere Coles." Clean text throughout, complete with all illustrations and maps. A very good book with... View more info

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Six Red Months in Russia.

By: BRYANT, Louise.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Colombo: A Young Socialist Publication, 1973.:

Seller ID: 45786

An Observer's Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship, originally published in 1918. Pp.201,14 pages of black & white photos. Stiff card covers,wear to spine. G+.** LOUISE BRYANT (December 5, 1885-January 6, 1936) was an American feminist, political activist and journalist best known for her sympathetic coverage of Russia and the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution. Bryant traveled to Russia with her husband John Reed in August 1917. Her news stories appeared in newspapers across the United States and Canada in the years immediately following the First World War... 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

A History of the Sikhs. From the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the Sutlej.

By: CUNNINGHAM, Joseph Davey./ GARRETT, H.L.O. (editor).

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1994. 8120609506:

Seller ID: 45754

ISBN: 8120609506

Reprint of the 1918 new and revised edition, with two maps. 18.5cms x 13cms. Pp.lii/429, map frontispiece + folding map to end, marginal mark to p.10. Black cloth, gilt title to front and spine. 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

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

A Vindication of Some Passages in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Chapters of the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

By: GIBBON, Edward.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: Oxford University Press, 1961.:

Seller ID: 45799

With a Preface by H.R.Trevor-Roper. This is a facsimile of the London edition of 1814. Pp.viii/134, slight toning to pages. Paperback, has minor toning to edges. G+. View more info

The Ancient World.


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 affecting closed page edges. Blue cloth, spine sunned and boards have uneven sunning. G+. View more info

Indian Politics. A Survey.


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 by Lord Meston). Pp.xii/344, minor toning to endpapers. Green cloth with blind-stamped title to front, gilt title to spine, d... View more info

A Decade of the Commonwealth 1955-1964.


Price: £20.00

Publisher: Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1966.:

Seller ID: 45615

1st edition. Volume 25 of Duke University Coomonwealth-Studies Center Publications. Pp.xx/567. Navy cloth, red and gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

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The Secret War. Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945. (Signed).


Price: £25.00

Publisher: London: William Collins, 2015. 9780007503742:

Seller ID: 45778

ISBN: 0007503741

1st edition. "Here are not only Alan Turing and the codebreaking geniuses of Bletchley Park, but also their German counterparts, who achieved their own triumphs against the Allies. Hastings plots the fabulous espionage networks created by the Soviet Union in Germany and Japan, Britain and America, and explores the puzzle of why Stalin so often spurned his agents, who reported from the heart of the Axis war machine." Pp.xxviii/612, 32 pages of black & white photos, document illustrated endpapers, signed by the author to title page. Grey cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. 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

ISBN: 0714631531

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/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