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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

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

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.


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

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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

ISBN: 0646494554

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.


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

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

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.


Price: £40.00

Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998. 0199240094:

Seller ID: 43904

ISBN: 0199240094

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 central government, including the cities' role in the economic life of the Empire." Pp.xvi576/2(publisher's catalogue),... 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