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Used and Out of Print Books on History and Archaeology
A Dictionary of Egyptian Civilization -by- Georges Posener, Serge Sauneron, and Jean Yoyotte.
Translated from the French -by- Alix MacFarlane. Egyptology. Egyptian History. 3500 years of Egyptian history and
culture are covered in this book; 420 articles; each article is a considered essay in its subject; every aspect of
Egyptian civilisation is covered - politics, art, religion, daily life, science, etc.; special feature is information
about the flora and fauna of Egypt and their influence on religion and life. 145 colour illustrations and 170 black
and white illustrations. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 324 pages. (Methuen and Co Ltd. London. 1962) Dust jacket
worn on edges. Spine sunned. Name written on front free endpaper. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. Else very good.
Weight 800 grams.
Ancient Rome Using Evidence -by- Pamela Bradley. ISBN 0713183284. A detailed coverage of three crucial
centuries in the history of the Roman people: the second and first centuries BC and the first century AD. Used softcover book. 644 pages.
(Edwin Arnold. Melbourne. 1990) Covers are lightly creased. Spine sunned. Light foxing inside covers and on edges of pages. Else very good.
Weight 1.4 kilograms.
Antony and Cleopatra The Reality Behind The Myth -by- Frank Anthony Sirianni. ISBN 0533079039. Mr
Sirianni attempts to disentangle the truth about Antony and Cleopatra from the conflicting historical sources.
(First Edition, 1989, Vantage Press, NY) Very good hardcover in dust jacket, 120 pages.
Beati Iordani De Saxonia Epistulae (Monumenta Ordinis Fratrum Praedicatorium Historica
Vol. XXIII) -edidit- Angelus Walz O.P., Text entirely in Latin. (Institute Storico Domenicano, Santa Sabine, Roma, 1951) Used softcover book, 77 pages.
Ex-library with the usual stamps and marks, borrower's card on rear endpaper, corners knocked and creased, pages are very good.
Caesar -by- Christian Meier. Translated from the German -by- David McLintock. C. The most fascinating ruler of
the ancient world is portrayed in his historical context, and in all his humanity, against the background of a Rome shattered
by civil war - Inge Frese. (HarperCollins, London, 1982) Used softcover book, large format, 513 pages, page edges have tanned, else very good.
Climate, History and The Modern World -by- H H Lamb. ISBN 0416334407. The history of the world's climate and its
influence on historical events and future implications. (Methuen & Co. London. 1982) Used book.
Softcover book. 387 pages. Corners bumped. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Double Vision Art Histories and Colonial Histories in The Pacific -edited by- Nicholas Thomas and Diane Losche.
ISBN 0521659981. Explores the ambivalences of European perceptions of the Pacific and juxtaposes them with the indigenous
visual cultures that challenge western assumptions about art and representation; case studies of the cultures of voyages, colonial
art and indigenous affirmations of identity. Used softcover book. 289 pages. (Cambridge University Press. Cambridge UK. 1990) Front
cover sunned at top. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition.
FitzRoy The Remarkable Story of Darwin's Captain and The Invention of The Weather Forecast -by- John
Gribbin and Mary Gribbin. ISBN 0755312902. The story of one of the 19th Century's greatest seamen, whose work helped
to enable Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution, and also made the life of all sailors who came after him so
much safer by being the founding director of the Meteorological Office and the world's first full-time professional
weather forecaster. Used softcover book. 336 pages. (Review/Headline Book Publishing. London. 2003) Covers are lightly
scuffed and creased. Pages are very good with just light foxing on edges. Weight 600 grams.
From The Silent Earth A Report On The Greek Bronze Age -by- Joseph Alsop. Photographs -by- Alison
Frantz. Introduction -by- Sir Maurice Bowra. (Secker & Warburg. London. 1965) Used hardcover book in
price-clipped dust jacket. 296 pages. Dust jacket is torn on edges and corners. Bookshop bookplate inside
front cover. Book itself is very good.
Chimneys In The Clouds An Overview Of Many Of The Historic Buildings In The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands (1845-1925)
-by- D Noo Dorning. Illustrated -by- Alex Bundock. New Edition 2007. South African History. Covers Howick; The Karkloof;
The Curry's Post Road; the Boston road; The Tweedie Area; The Dargle Area; Nottingham Road and Mooi River; Caversham and Balgowan;
Gardens, Graves and Ghosts; Country Churches and Chapels; Some leading Midlands personalities. Used spiral-bound softcover book.
123 pages. (D N Dorning and Alex Bundock. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. New And revised edition. 2007)) In fine condition.
Lost Paradise The Exploration of The Pacific -by- Ian Cameron. ISBN 0881622753. Exploration of the
Pacific Region. Using contemporary diaries and material and illustrations from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society, the author
chronicles both the triumph of the Pacific Voyages and the tragedy of their aftermath leaving entire peoples decimated by disease and the
total collapse of their culture. (Salem House Publishers, Topsfield, MA. 1987) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 248
pages. In very good condition.
Lullingstone Roman Villa North-West Kent -by- David S Neal. ISBN 1850743568.
Roman History. English Archaeology. Lullingstone Roman Villa is one of seven Roman villas known to have existed in the
Darent Valley in Kent. Dates from the first century A.D. Illustrated in colour. Used softcover booklet. 28 pages.
(English Heritage. London. Reprint 1994) In fine condition.
Men Of Stamina The World's Great Men. The world's great men have been those who have possessed, besides remarkable
ability, the spirit of endurance; they have not been discouraged by mounting difficulties and shaking defeats; they have always produced
that extra something which has been able to turn disaster into victory; they stuck to it and it was this invincible staying power which
won in the long run; 78 short biographies of great men of history, each with a colour portrait by Walter Jardine; the last page is a
colour advertisement for Stamina Clothes, tailored from a special Crusader Cloth guaranteed never to fade or shrink. (published -by-
The Stamina Clothing Company, Sydney, no date) Used softcover booklet, 79 pages. Ex-library with stamps inside covers only. Foxing
and some marks on covers. Foxing on eps. Last biography has a mark on outer edge. Light soiling to edges of pages, and some pages have
creased corners. Else very good.
Money A History -edited by- Jonathan Williams with Joe Cribb and Elizabeth Errington. ISBN 0312212127. Book published to
accompany the British Museum's HSBC Money Gallery, opened on 30 January 1997. (St. Martin's Press. New York.
1997) Used book. Softcover book. 256 pages. Corners of covers bumped. Else very good.
Nansen And the Frozen North With Reminicences
Of Arctic Exploration -by- John Black. Illustrated with b/w plates. (Every Boy's Library, George Routledge &
Sons, London, 1897) Antiquarian hardcover book, no dust jacket, decorative blue covers
with black lettering on cover and good gilt lettering on spine, worn on edges
and corners, some marks on covers, name written on fep, foxing on plates and
most pages, pages are uncut and have tanned on edges. Text and illustrations are good.
Old Xi'an Evening Glow of an Imperial City -text by- Jia Pingao. Old City Series. Old photographs of
the ancient Chinese city Xi'an. Photographs by the China No. 2 Historical Archive. ISBN 7119027875. (Foreign Languages Press. Jiangsu
Fine Arts Publishing House. Beijing. First Edition. 2001) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 215 pages. In excellent condition.
Quarter Sessions Your Ancestor And The Law A McLaughlin Guide -by- Eve McLaughlin. 1st Edition. 1995.
Quarter Sessions records; a microcosm of life in the counties of England and Wales. All
human life is mirrored in these records; they are a valuable resource for family historians. Covers the judicial system; officers
of the law; oaths of allegiance and sacrament certificates; officials and tradesmen; indictments and recognizances; types of crime;
civil nuisance; settlement cases; apprenticeships and work schemes; illegal trading; coining and uttering; wage fixing; bastardy
and maintenance; vagrants; planning matters; inn licences; trading standards; disasters; army and militia; rates and taxes;
land tax and electoral registers; what kind of official records existed; associated records; petty sessions and borough sessions;
location of records; higher courts; assize courts and records, bibliography. Used softcover book. 36 pages. (Varneys Press UK. 1st
Edition. 1995) In fine condition.
Romantic Britain The National Heritage Of Beauty History And Legend -edited by- Tom Stephenson.
A permanent record of Romantic Britain before the outbreak of World War Two during 1939. Photographs taken prior to 1939 and
many of the buildings shown were severely damaged or destroyed by enemy action. Over 200 b/w photographs. (Odhams Press Limited, London.
No date) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 256 pages. Dust jacket is fair: worn and torn on corners and edges and outer edge of front cover has
sections of surface lifted. Now protected with a clear plastic sleeve. Book is very good with light foxing on edges of pages and the name and
address of previous owner written on title page. Weight 800 grams.
Shaka's Children A History Of The Zulu People -by- Stephen Taylor. ISBN 0002551446. African History. The founder
of the Zulu nation, Shaka, has been portrayed as a pitiless and savage conqueror who depopulated much of southern
Africa; yet, on first encountering the Zulu, British fortune-seekers of the 1820s described a civilized and
dignified people, whose martial qualities were tempered by generosity and hospitality; within a few years all this
changed, as expanding colonial populations entered Zulu territory, and an image grew up of the Zulu warrior as a
regimented killing machine. Taylor's writing is resonant and acute conjuring the atmosphere of the past without
losing sight of historical accuracy; the Zulu world, its passions, intrigues and ideals, the sly white traders,
the Squabbling Boers, the thunderous battles and the bright African landscape rise fresh and startling from the page.
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 416 pages. (HarperCollins Publishers. London. First Edition., 1994) In excellent
condition, with just a little spotting on upper edges of pages. This book weighs just over one kilogram.
Simple Latin For Family Historians A McLaughlin Guide -by- Eve McLaughlin. 5th Edition. 1994.
Standard Latin words and phrases that are regularly found in parish registers; also covers words and phrases in common
usage which were not Latin at all but sounded impressive, some of which you will never find in a normal dictionary or even
Latin word lists. Used softcover book. 28 pages. (Varneys Press UK. Revised and expanded 5th Edition. 1994) In fine condition.
The Bells Shall Ring An Account of The Chime Bells of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, and How The Boyhood
Dreams of Dr. Nathanaiel T Coulson At Last Came True -by- Rosa Lee Baldwin. Biography of Dr Nathaniel T Coulson, from his poverty-stricken
youth in England to very successful businessman and benefactor; he donated a great carillon of bells to
Grace Episcopalian Cathedral in San Francisco and built the north tower (the "singing tower" to house them, after more than 30 years in
correspondence with bell founders; illustrated with b/w plates. (self published by Rosa Lee Baldwin, San Francisco, 1940) Used hardcover book,
no dust jacket, 96 pages. Marked red cloth with black lettering. Marks on eps, foxing on first and last few pages and page edges, else good.
The Black Death (Problems in European Civilization Series) -edited by- Elizabeth A Lehfeldt. General editor
Merry W Wiesner. ISBN 0618463429. Anthology of authoritative and provocative surveys of major scholarly controversies
relating to the Black Death plagues of the middle ages. Used softcover book. 206 pages. (Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston. 2005)
Knocked at both ends of spine. Small section of laminate lifted from cover. Else in very good
The Clan Gillean 1899 By The Rev. A MacLean Sinclair 1899 With Additional Changes, Corrections, And Notes Transcribed By
David Robertson From Two Author's Copies (modern reissue edition). History of the Clean MacLean; printed from a scan of a microfiche
version of the original 1899 book; each page is a picture of the page in the original book; the additional notes transcribed by Mr Robinson
follow the pages of the original edition. Used softcover book. Pages unnumbered. (No publisher. No place. No date) In fine condition.
Weight 900 grams.
The Crossford-Hazelbank District A Survey of Seventy Years 1875 to 1945 -by-
Charles F Hoy. British Local History. (David J Clark Limited, Glasgow. First Edition. 1946) Used hardcover book in dust jacket.
155 pages. Dust jacket is poor: worn, soiled, torn, with large sections torn away. Gift inscription written on fep. Foxing on
endpapers, half title page and on edges of pages. Else book is very good.
The Great Wall The Extraordinary History Of China's Wonder Of The World -by- John Man. ISBN 9780593055748. Chinese History of the Great Wall.
The author has travelled the Great Wall of China from the far western deserts to the pacific, and is the first writer to
describe two unknown walls in Mongolia. Illustrated with full colour plates. (Bantam Press.
London. 2008) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 335 pages. Dust jacket is worn on corners
and at both ends of spine. Else in excellent condition.
The History Of Britain In Africa From The Fifteenth Century To The Present -by- John Hatch. (Frederick
A Praeger Publishers. New York. First Edition. 1969) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 320 pages.
Dust jacket is worn on edges with some foxing on the flaps. Light foxing and some marks on edges
of pages. Else very good.
The Horse in West African History The Role of the Horse in the Societies of Pre-Colonial West Africa
-by- Robin Law. ISBN 0197242065. The author deals with the role of the horse in the societies of West Africa during
the pre-colonial period. Maps and black and white plates. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 224 pages. (Published for
the International African Institute by Oxford University Press. 1980) Private ex-libris sticker of previous owner pasted
on reverse of front free endpaper. Name also whited out on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is scuffed and sunned on
edges and spine. Pages are very good. Weight 600 grams.
The Lost Pharaohs The Romance Of Egyptian Archaeology -by- Leonard Cottrell. ISBN 0237444291.
51 illustrations. (Evans Brothers Limited, London, reprint, 1976) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 256 pages, light wear to
edges of dust jacket, else very good.
The Marriage Of Likeness Same-Sex Unions In Pre-Modern Europe -by- John Boswell. ISBN 0002555085.
The author is one of the world's pre-eminent historians of the Middle Ages; he conclusively demonstrates that contrary to the
belief that gay marriages are an unprecedented, unnatural modern aberration, same-sex unions have been sanctioned and even
idealised in western societies for long periods of our history. (HarperCollinsPublishers, London, First Edition, First Printing,
1994) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 412 pages. Light foxing on edges of pages, else in excellent condition.
The Megalith Builders -by- Euan Mackie. (Book Club Associates, London, 1977) No ISBN. Used hardcover book
in dust jacket, 208 pages. dust jacket is worn on edges and corners and chipped at top of spine. Light
foxing on eps. Overall very good.
The Tomb Of Tutankhamen -by- Howard Carter. With 17 colour plates and 65
monochrome illustrations and two appendices. (Sphere Books Ltd, London, reprint, 1972) No ISBN. Used softcover book. 238 pages. Edges of
covers are worn. Corners curled. Else good.
There Once Was a World: A 900-Year Chronicle of The Shtetl of Eishyshok -by- Yaffa Eliach. Jewish History.
ISBN 0316232521. The Holocaust. A well-researched
saga of nine centuries of Eastern European Jewish life. The author illuminates the early history of Lithuania, the last pagan country in
Europe and one in which Jews lived on equal terms with the rest of the population. She addresses the most troubling question:
why were the Jews so blind to the Nazi threat? The answer is that the German occupiers of World War One had been so civilised
that no-one could believe that their sons would be so different! In the United States Holocaust Museum, 1,600 photographs from
the shtetl of Eishyshok constitute the exhibit The Tower of Life. Illustrated with many sepia photographs. 818 pages.
(Little, Brown & Co. Boston. 1998) Used large hardcover book in a clear mylar dust jacket. Dust jacket has small tears on
edges and at top of spine. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. This book weighs 1.8
Trafalgar Square A Visual History of London's Landmark Through Time -by- Jean Hood. ISBN 0713478677. British
History. Although Trafalgar Square, with its famous column, lions and fountains, provides an iconic image of London today,
it was not until 1830 that the Square acquired its name, and later still, in 1843, that Nelson's Column was erected; this
fascinating book traces the evolution of the Square through the rise of the buildings that surround it and the statues that
decorate it; includes biographies of the architects, designers and prominent figures who created the
Square, and explores themes such as national celebration, political protest and artistic controversy; illustrated with maps,
engravings, paintings and photographs. (Batsford, London, 2005) Used oblong hardcover book in dust jacket, 144 pages, in excellent condition.
Vindolanda A Roman Frontier Post on Hadrian's Wall -by- Robin Birley. ISBN 0500390142. New Aspects of
Antiquity -general editor- the late Sir Mortimer Wheeler. 99 plates (15 in colour),
43 line drawings and 2 maps. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 184 pages. (Thames and Hudson Ltd. London. 1977)
Dust jacket is stretched on edges with a few small tears at both ends of spine. Name of previous owner on
front free endpaper. Foxing on endpapers and edges of pages. A small section of insect damage to upper edge of rear board.
Else very good. Weight 800 grams.
William Caxton (1424-1491) -by- Henry R Plomer. A biography of England's first printer and an evaluation of Caxton as translator,
editor and author; with a list of principal dates and a bibliography; frontispiece of William Caxton. (Leonard Parsons, London, First
edition, 1925) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 195 pages. Good green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Names and an address of
previous owners on fep. Bumped on corners, foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages, else very good.
Wonderful London The World's Greatest City Described by its Best Writers & Pictured by its Finest Photographers,
3 volumes -edited by- St. John Adcock. Illustrated with over 1,200 original views reproduced in photogravure, with tipped in
coloured frontispieces. (undated, circa 1920, The Fleetway House, London) 3 hardcover volumes in dark blue cloth embossed with skyline of St.
Paul's Cathedral, gilt lettering on boards & spine, gilt columns on spines, light wear at top &
bottom of spine, all in very good condition.
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