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1 Latin America: The Development of Its Civilization
Bailey, Helen Miller (Chairman Dept of Social Sciences, East Los Angeles College; Nasatir, Abraham P. (Professor of History, San Diego State College Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, U.S.A. Prentice Hall Professional Publishing 1960 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 818 pages with index; Fourth printing August 1963; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for erased name of the former owner at top right of the front-free endpaper; Color maps on endpapers; Tangerine cloth covered boards with the title in yellow and green; Has modest shelf and edge wear including tanning to the spine with title clearly seen; . (A book that openly exposes the need for the United States of American to take a new appraisal of its Latin American policies. It stresses the importance of understanding the cultural and social factors in Latin America as well as of political factors, and an awareness of the continuing influence of the Indian and colonial backgrounds.) 
Price: 5.92 USD

 
2 Canterbury Colonists Galleries: A Guide
Canterbury Museum Christchurch, New Zealand Canterbury Museum 1960 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Stapled wraps, 80 pages; Black & white photographs; Foreword by Dr. Roger Duff; Pages securely attached/no names, no marginalia; Cream pictorial cover with modest shelf & edge wear including tiny nicks; ....(The foreward by Roger Duff, Director Canterbury Museum, provides the detailed information about the Gallery as a permanent memorial to the domestic customs of New Zealand's colonial ancestors, as well as inspiration for the descendants. The guide itself is a self-tour of the Galleries with full details of the exhibits and many illustrations. Comprises an early Christchurch Street with 12 shops and a Cob House, A Gallery of Period Costume and a Gallery of Period Rooms and furniture, including two pre-colonial rooms. The actual listed contents are as follows: Foreword; The Founding of Canterbury; Early Christchurch; The Early Christchurch Street: Bookseller & Printers, Clockmaker & Jeweller's, China Shop, Hairdresser & Tobacconist's, Ironmonger's, Draper's, Picture Dealer's, Toy Shop, Chemist's, Tailor's, Needlework Shop, Bootmaker's, Cob House, Miscellaneous. Next, The Costume Gallery: Shawl Case, Lace Corner, Evening Dress, Day Dress, Outdoor Costume, Underclothing, Uniforms, Sporting Costume, Millinery, Children's Costume, Pre-Colonial Costume. And this is followed by the 'Period Rooms Gallery': Gabled Archway, Victorian Room, Georgian Room, Early Stuart Room, Armour Case, Furniture Case.) 
Price: 10.29 USD

 
 
3 The '76 Games
Clary, Jack ; Brim Decaffeinated Coffee Company (Sponsor) Belleair Bluffs, Florida Snibbe Publications Inc 1976 Soft cover Very Good Book 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
; Wraps; 96 pages; Hard to find book; Promotional for the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal; Tight textblock with unmarked, gently tanned pages; Pictorial cover with no tears, no creasing to spine & modest shelf and edge wear; ....('Brim', the company for decaffeinated coffee was a sponsor for the Olympics, and so effort was put forth to compile and publish this keepsake book. It not only provides background information about the history of the Olympic Games since 1896, it also allowed readers to follow on a day to day basis the principle events in the competition.) 
Price: 10.29 USD

 
4 Conquest With Words (How the Communist Lingo Promotes World Revolution)
Colby, Roy; Philbrick, Herbert A. (With Foreword by) U.S.A. Crestwood Books 1967 First Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
; Wraps, 186 pages; First Edition/First Printing; Includes a dictionary of double talk/foreword by Herbert A. Philbrick; Textblock is tight with no marginalia/no highlighting/no underlining; Cover is not torn & has modest shelf and edge wear; .....(Mr. Philbrick at the age of twenty-five, began an adventure which led him nine years later into a courtroom where he related the story of his three lives as a citizen, "Communist" and counterspy for the FBI. The perilous nine years lasted until the FBI had enough evidence to spring a trap on the top eleven Communist leaders, who were brought to trial in New York in April 1949. This book is a period reference book by Roy Colby about Communism, as related and understood at the time.) 
Price: 9.94 USD

 
 
5 Tintern Abbey, Gwent = Abaty Tyndyrn, Gwent
Craster, O. E. (Inspector of Ancient Monuments); The Department of the Environment on Behalf of the Secretary of State for Wales London, United Kingdom Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1974 0116700734 / 9780116700735 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Stapled wraps; 32 pages with glossary and plans (neatly folded inside the back cover); Ninth Impression 1977; Black & white photographs; Introduction page in Welsh as well as English - the main text is in English; Textblock is tight and bright with no internal markings and no names; Cover is unfaded with no tears and minimal shelf and edge wear; Please see our photo-image (Tintern Abbey was founded in 1131 for monks of the Cistercian order - before that date Tintern has no known history. The Abbey lies at the sound end of the village of Tintern beside the main Chepstow-Monmouth road, being 5 miles north of Chepstow and 11 miles south of Monmouth. The Chapters are: Abaty Tyndyrn (Welsh Summary), History, Description, Church, Monastic buildings, Infirmary, Abbot's lodging, Precinct, Glossary and Conversion Table, with the plans inside the back cover.) 
Price: 6.00 USD

 
6 The Geography Behind History: How Physical Environment Affects Historical Events (Revised and Enlarged)
East, W. Gordon New York, New York, U.S.A. W W Norton & Co Inc 1967 0393004198 / 9780393004199 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Sigrid Spaeth (Cover Design) 
; Wraps; 203 pages with index, reprint; Has 74 black & white maps and diagrams; Textblock is tight and free of internal markings; Unfaded pictorial cover with no tears, no creasing to the spine and modest shelf and edge wear including a single crease to front cover (causing light cover flip); . (Professor East discusses the vital relationship between history and geographical conditions, draws examples from ancient times up to the present and demonstrates that a study of history must include consideration of the physical conditions under which an event occurs. The text is illustrated with 74 maps and diagrams. His topics also include the role played by geography in modern politics, particularly that in relation to questions raised by Berlin, Cuba, the Common Market, and the Commonwealth.) 
Price: 5.90 USD

 
 
7 Circus: A Spectacularly Colorful Display of the Wonders of the Big Top Past and Present
Editors of Country Beautiful Magazine; Country Beautiful Magazine Elm Grove, Wisconsin Country Beautiful Foundation 1964 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
; 64 pages; No edition indicated 1964; Oversize book; Color photographs, color Illustrations, black & white photographs; Textblock is tight & square with no names, no marginalia; Gently tanned pages; Pictorial boards with modest shelf wear; .....(The contents are: Introduction; Wagons Roll (the circus comes to town); Before the Golden Era (the story of the early circus); Hoofprints in Sawdust (of performing horses, bareback riders and Wild West Shows); The Wild Beasts (animals of the menagerie); Laugh Clown Laugh (white face and tramp); The Daring Young Men (of flyers, wire-walkers, jugglers and bands); Faces Behind the Show (of the Ringlings and the people who put up the show and keep it going); Followed by Epilogue: The Circus why do we love it. Generously illustrated.) 
Price: 7.53 USD

 
8 The Plot to Kill Wallis Simpson
Fisher, Graham Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. St Martins Pr 1989 0312039115 / 9780312039110 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 189 pages with index; First printing; Textblock is tight & clean; Boards & spine are black with title in gold; Dust-jacket is bright with modest shelf wear including small close tear back panel, bottom right hand corner; We have placed it in a protective, removable mylar cover; . (It's a fact that on the Thursday before the abdication of King Edward VIII, that Wallis Simpson disappeared and that the King himself was unreachable that weekend. Half a century later, the wife of British author, Graham Fisher, bought a small second-hand writing desk that contained a manuscript without identifying marks, and in the manuscript it had a detailed plan to prevent the abdication by assassinating Mrs. Simpson. Hence, author Graham Fisher has pennned this absorbing story leaving the final truth up to the reader. An involving tale that adds an aura of suspense to the historic romance which affected the true history of Great Britain.) 
Price: 5.95 USD

 
 
9 A History of Ireland
Fry, Peter; Fry, Fiona Somerset New York, New York, U.S.A. Barnes & Noble Books 1993 1566192153 / 9781566192156 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall The National Gallery of Ireland (Cover Painting) 
; 366 pages with index; Black & white photographs and illustrations; Textblock is tight with unmarked pages; Light mark to fore-edge; Oatmeal-colored boards with a brown spine and title in bronze; Bright pictorial dust-jacket with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; . (Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry present here a concise and enjoyable introduction to the history of Ireland. Starting in about 6000 B.C., they cover the neolithic, bronze and iron ages describing Irish tombs, artifacts and buildings. Then there was the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, the golden age, the great Viking period, the takeover of Ireland by Henry II in 1171, the long association with England, the struggle between Protestant and Catholic, colonial settler and native Irishman, and the fight for independence which was achieved by the south in 1921.) 
Price: 6.45 USD

 
10 The Register of the Spencer Museum of Art: Volume V, Number 6
Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art; The University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A. University of Kansas Museum of Art 1978 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; Wraps; 96 pages; The Register, Volume V, No. 6; Illustrations and photographs; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Bright pictorial cover with no tears, no creasing to the spine and modest shelf and edge wear; . (The Fall 1978 issue of the Spencer Museum's periodical, 'The Register'. Includes exhibitions, art and reporting, with the first major feature being 'Form and Force: The Sculpture of Manolo Hugue', which was translated from the Spanish by Nancy Dineen. The detail, history and art seen and enjoyed here is just a taste of what the museum had to offer.) 
Price: 10.20 USD

 
 
11 Questions on German History (English Edition of: Fragen an Die Deutsche Geschichte, Ideen, Krafte, Entscheidungen Von 1800 Bis Zur Gegenwart)
Historical Exhibition in the Berlin Reichstag Berlin, Germany German Bundestag Press 1984 3924521042 / 9783924521042 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 471 pages; [English Edition of Questions on German History Ideas, Forces, Decisions from 1800 to Present] - 2nd Updated edition; Black & white photographs with color illustrations; Also includes the Constitution Chart folded inside the back cover; Textblock is tight and bright with no underlining & no marginalia, save for former owners details neatly written to bottom of front-free endpaper; Bright pictorial cover with no fading, no tears, no creasing to spine; Has modest shelf and edge wear; . (This is such an impressive book, also referred to as a catalog, released by the Historical Exhibition in the Berlin Reichstag, the 2nd updated edition. It covers: Political Awakening and Congress of Vienna; Pre-1848; The Revolution of 1848/49; Industrial Revolution and the Establishment of the Empire - Imperial Germany; The Weimar Republic; The Third Reich; Establishment and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany plus several supplements. Includes photographs and stunning illustrations throughout the book.) 
Price: 6.07 USD

 
12 Cape Town: City of Good Hope
Honikman, Alfred H. Cape Town Howard B. Timmins 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; 279 pages with index, oversize-heavy book; First Edition/First Printing; Black & white photographs, color photographs, color illustrations, line drawings, map; Textblock tight with no names/no marginalia -pages are gently tanned; Illustrated endpapers; Yellow cloth-covered pictorial boards with lovely illustration on front board, title on spine; Pictorial dust-jacket has pieces missing from top & bottom-edge of jacket which caused some close-tears, dust-jacket is solid and strong; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; .......(A well documented and pictorial survey of Cape Town in a single volume. This book records the development of the City through the years in all it's many sides, its history, its culture, its fascinating multi-racial people, its bird life, its flora, its art and architecture, its great variety of scenic beauty renowned throughout the world.) 
Price: 19.22 USD

 
 
13 Iowa the Pioneer Heritage
Houlette, Dr. William Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A. Wallace-Homestead Book Co. 1970 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Sketches By Barbara Houlette King 
; 292 pages with index; No edition indicated; Black & white photographs; Pages are clean and bright with no underlining, no highlighting, and no marginalia, save for former owners name neatly written to top of front-free endpaper; Boards are a bright yellow with a pictorial cover and title in dark green; Has modest shelf and edge wear including some shelf-rubbing and wear at corners; . (The history of the state of Iowa from a third generation Iowan, Dr. William D. Houlette, Professor Emeritus, Drake University.) 
Price: 6.47 USD

 
14 How to Prepare for the College Board Achievement Tests in European History and World Cultures
James, Leonard Frank U.S.A. Barrons Educational Series Inc 1977 0812006569 / 9780812006568 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; Wraps; 432 pages with index, second edition; Oversize book; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for former owners bookplate neatly placed inside the front cover; Pages are gently tanned; Unfaded pictorial cover with no tears and no creasing to the spine with minimal shelf & edge wear; . (A comprehensive subject review and extensive practice for the college board achievement tests. It surveys the major topics of Western and Non-western cultures from ancient times to present (at time of publication). Also includes discussions of events in the Far East, Africa and Latin America. Examines the roles of political, geographical, economic, social and cultural influences upon history. Includes 11 practice tests with answers and glossary of significant terms, chapter-by-chapter breakdowns of important names, places and events.) 
Price: 5.92 USD

 
 
15 Paper Planes
Joho, Phil New York, New York, U.S.A. Mud Puddle Books, Inc. 2003 1594120218 / 9781594120213 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 48 pages; Color illustrations throughout; The textblock is tight with no internal markings; Bright pictorial cover with no tears, no creasing to the spine and minimal shelf and edge wear; . (These easy-to-follow step by step instructions will help yo create your own classic paper plane designs. You'll have spectacular designs in this full-color guide and you'll also learn about the 2,000 year history of paper planes plus secrets to make the paper planes fly.) 
Price: 5.88 USD

 
16 Understanding International Relations: The Value of Alternative Lenses
Kaufman, Daniel J.; United States Military Academy; Parker, Jay M.; Field, Kimberly C. U.S.A. McGraw-Hill Book Company 1999 0072386088 / 9780072386080 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 791 pages with index; Fourth edition; Maps; Fold-out color map; Textblock is tight and bright save for some light highlighting; Bright pictorial cover with no tears and no creasing to the spine; Has modest shelf and edge wear; . (The purpose of this book is to sharpen our ability to think about international relations with the book consciously and deliberately anchoring on four points, the cornerstone, the theoretical text, imparting the scientific method to students and a structured approach to understanding international relations.) 
Price: 9.90 USD

 
 
17 Political Trends In the Arab World: The Role of Ideas and Ideals In Politics
Khadduri, Majid London, United Kingdom The Johns Hopkins Press 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 298 pages with index; First Edition/First printing; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Modest wear to fore-edge & top of textblock; Red boards with title in gold; Dust-jacket has shelf wear to tips/corners, some nicks/rubbing, a close tear to back panel; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable mylar cover; .... (Majid Khadduri analyzes the Arab search for accommodation with the West in the realm of ideas and institutions, particularly with regard to the search for a political system that will facilitate the process of acculturation and modernization. He presents a conceptual framework, or interpretive model that clarifies the progress of the debate among Arab reformers and thinkers as they have grappled with the problem of revitalizing the Islamic polity to meet the challenge of the West. In the final chapter he moves from regional to international issues to discuss the Arab view of the world on major issues, especially the question of Israel.) 
Price: 13.34 USD

 
18 The Arabs: Journeys Beyond the Mirage (Revised)
Lamb, David New York, New York, U.S.A. Vintage Books 2002 1400030412 / 9781400030415 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 348 pages with index; Black & white map; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Beige, tan and red cover with modest shelf and edge wear including some nicks; . (The author, David Lamb, spent years as a correspondent in Cairo exploring the Arabs' religious, political and cultural views, noting the differences and key similarities between the many segments of the Arab world. Here he shares and explains Arab attitudes and actions toward the West and situates current events in a larger historical backdrop that goes back more than a thousand years. This revised and updated edition takes the story up to the present (at time of printing) where Lamb analyzes the developments that led up to the September 11, 2001 attacks.) 
Price: 6.28 USD

 
 
19 The Romance of the Rails: Volume 1
Laut, Agnes C. New York City, New York Robert M. McBride & Company 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 307 pages; FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTING; August 1929; VOLUME ONE; Ex-library with library markings; Illustrated; Black & white illustrations; Book block is tight with tanned pages but no marginalia; Some occasional, scattered light marks with light rubbing; Top of textblock is light red as published; Red cloth covered boards with sun-fade to spine; Has shelf & edge wear including rubbing; Worn at tips/top/tail of spine; Still a solid copy; .....(This is Volume 1 only and is priced accordingly. 'The Romance of the Rails, Volume 1' is a unique history of the rails, or what some older people refer to as the iron horse. Besides the informative text, this also made available a large number of rare older prints, cartoons and documents. The main sections are divided into: Hitching the Kettle to Steam Power, The Lure of the West, The West Moves From the Lakes to the Prairies, The Land Grant Era, The Vulture Era Begins.) 
Price: 6.36 USD

 
20 The New York Times Official Sports Record Book 1969
Litsky, Frank (Editor); Tyno, Steve (Editor); New York Times Sport Staff New York, New York, U.S.A. Bantam Books 1969 First Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
; Wraps; 372 pages, First printing; Textblock is tight with unmarked pages; Has light mark to top of textblock; Unfaded pictorial cover with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear including some light rubbing and gentle creasing; . (Part 1: The sports year 1968; Part 2: All-Time Sports Records. This will have the sports records you're looking for, not only in 1968 but prior. If you're looking for statistics on angling, archery, auto racing, baseball, basketball, barrel jumping, biathlon, bicycle racing, bowling, bobsledding, boxing, court tennis, cricket, cross-country, curling, dog racing, fencing, field hockey, football (college and professional) and the many other sports, you'll no doubt find it here.) 
Price: 5.90 USD

 
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