Kay's Secondhand Books & Music Australia
Second hand History & Archaeology books
A Dictionary of Egyptian Civilization (1962) -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.; a 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 second hand 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.
A Dictionary Of Heraldry And Related Subjects (1985) -by- Col. A G Puttock. ISBN 0907854931. The interest in Heraldry
& Genealogy has steadily grown and is now the favourite pastime of many millions of people; this dictionary provides readily assimilated facts
presented in an easy to understand manner, and the lucid text is complemented by a large number of line drawings. Used second hand hardcover book
in dust jacket. 256 pages. (Blaketon Hall Ltd, Exeter, 1985) Some foxing on edges of pages, else very good. Weight 700 grams.
Ancient Rome Using Evidence (1990) -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 second hand 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.
British Radical Culture Of The 1790s (2002) -edited by- Robert M Maniquis. ISBN 0873281969.
Contributors to this edited volume are John Barrell, Frederick Burwick, Nigeleask, Philippe Roger, Michael S C Smith,
Fredrika J Teute. Used second hand softcover book. 172 pages. (Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, 2002)
Covered in clear contact. Some foxing on edges of pages. else very good. Weight 520 grams.
Butler Or Blood -by- John Gaule (2007). ISBN 9780953576944. Irish History. The Battle of Carrickshock.
The 1735 introduction of a new tax called a 'Tithe' for the upkeep of the Protestant Church
and its ministers was intolerable to Irish Catholic families, and on 14 December 1831 a local
community in South Kilkenny united to take a stand against this unjust tax; the focus of their fury
was a Tithe Proctor called Butler who carried out his duties in a loathsome manner. This book explains the
historical, social and economic background to this angry encounter; it graphically describes the Battle itself
and its aftermath. Used second hand paperback book. 376 pages. (Red Lion Press. Callan, Co Kilkenny. 2007) Corners of
cover bumped. Else very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
City Of The Sharp-Nosed Fish Greek Papyri Beneath The Egyptian Sand Reveal A Long-Lost World -by- Peter Parsons (2007).
ISBN 9780753822333. Egyptian Archaeology. In 1897 sand-covered mounds south of Cairo turned out to be the rubbish dumps
of a thriving city at the time of the Roman Empire inhabited by descendents of the Greek immigrants who had colonised Egypt after
Alexander The Great's conquest in 332 BC; half a million fragments of papyrus were uncovered; lost masterpieces of Greek literature and
fragments of censored Christian gospel rub shoulders with tax returns, private letters, wills and shopping lists. Colour and black and
white photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 258 pages. (Phoenix/Orion Books, London, 2007) A few marks on edges of pages, else
in very good condition.
Edison And The Electric Chair -by- Mark Essig (2003). ISBN 0143000586. In 1879 Thomas Edison brought the world
electricity, an invisible force that produced light, powered streetcars and carried telephone conversations; a decade later Edison,
formerly an avowed opponent of the death penalty, championed the creation of a completely different device - the electric chair;
author Mark Essig delivers a provocative new examination of Edison, and explores America's fascination with technology and violent death.
Used second hand softcover book. 358 pages. (Penguin Books, Camberwell, 2003) Foxing on edges of pages. Initials on first page. A few spots
of text highlighted or underlined in red pen. Else very good condition. Weight 400 grams.
Endurance The Greatest Adventure Story Ever Told -by- Alfred Lansing -photography- Frank Hurley (2001).
ISBN 1842121375. An illustrated account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 epic journey to cross the Antarctic overland; the mission
failed but the resulting adventure became one of the most celebrated accounts of man's survival against unbelievable odds;
illustrated with photographs by the expedition's photographer Frank Hurley. Used second hand softcover book. 278 pages. (Phoenix
Press/Orion Publishing Group, London, 2001) Corners of cover bumped, label on rear cover, else in very good condition. Weight 1 kg.
Double Vision Art Histories and Colonial Histories in The Pacific -edited by- Nicholas Thomas & Diane Losche (1990).
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 second hand 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 & Mary Gribbin (2003). 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 second hand 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.
Frank Hurley In Papua Photographs Of The 1920-1923 Expeditions -by- Jim Specht and John Fields. ISBN
0909197903. Captain Frank Hurley's Papua New Guinea photographs taken on expeditions along the Papuan coast and
hinterland between 1920 and 1923 provide a unique record of a way of life unhindered by the white man; Hurley captured on
film the simplicity of the Papuan's daily existence, rituals and skills; in the Western Division he was the first ever to
record on glass plates the tribal life and forbidding customs of the natives of Lake Murray; 100 of Hurley's Papuan plates
are presented in this volume printed in duotone. Used second hand large hardcover book in dust jacket. 193 pages. (Robert Brown and
Associates. Bathurst. First Edition 1984) Dust jacket is lightly scuffed and has some grubby marks mostly on rear cover.
Written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Else very good.
Weight 1.4 kilograms.
Indians In The Rockies -by- Jon Whyte (1985). ISBN 0919381154.
Indians of Rocky Mountain Region of North America History. Assiniboine Indians History. The history of Indians in
the mountains, from the Paleo-Indians to the modern mountain Indian tribes. Illustrated with many photographs and
colour reproductions of paintings. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 128 pages. (Altitude Publishing
Ltd, Banff, Alberta, Canada. 1985) Name of previous owner on half title page. Dust jacket lightly sunned on spine.
Else in very good condition. Weight 650 grams.
Lullingstone Roman Villa North-West Kent -by- David S Neal (1994). 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 second hand 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. Undated) Used second hand 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.
Memoirs Of Heinrich Schliemann -by- Leo Deuel (1978). ISBN 0091337003. Archaeology. A documentary portrait
of controversial 19-Century archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, who discovered ancient treasures at Troy and Mycenae, drawn from
his autobiographical notes, letters and excavation reports; illustrated with black and white photographs, plates and drawings.
Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 407 pages. (Hutchinson of London, 1978) Name written on front free endpaper, a
few spots of foxing on first few pages, spine of dust jacket faded, else in very good condition.
Money A History -edited by- Jonathan Williams with Joe Cribb & Elizabeth Errington (1997). ISBN 0312212127. Book published to
accompany the British Museum's HSBC Money Gallery, opened on 30 January 1997. Currency and Numismatics History.
Illustrated in colour and black and white. Used second hand softcover book. 256 pages. (St. Martin's Press. New York.
1997) Corners of covers bumped. Else very good. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
Nansen And The Frozen North With Reminiscences Of Arctic Exploration -by- John Black. Every Boy's Library 1897.
Illustrated with b/w plates. (Every Boy's Library. George Routledge & Sons, London. 1897) Antiquarian hardcover book.
No dust jacket. 155 pages. 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 front free endpaper. Foxing on plates and most pages. Pages have
tanned on edges. Text and illustrations are good. Weight 300 grams.
Old Xi'an Evening Glow of an Imperial City -text by- Jia Pingao (2001). 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 second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 215 pages. In excellent condition.
Petticoat Whalers Whaling Wives At Sea 1820-1920 -by- Joan Druett & Ron Druett (1991). ISBN 1869500431.
The result of five years' research on two continents, this book is the colourful tale of the windjamming whaling ships
that plied the Pacific, Atlantic and Antarctic oceans in the 19th Century, visiting the boisterous, brawling ports of
19th Century New Zealand, Hawaii, Australia, Chile and Peru, as well as a host of exotic islands, and the men and women
who worked on them; a great many wives accompanied their husband-skippers on these long and perilous voyages for a
variety of motivations: to keep their men from the demon grog and the voluptuous, sexually-generous maidens of the Pacific,
to spread the Christian word and morals of the day, or simply to avoid loneliness for the four or five years each voyage
typically lasted. Illustrated with black & white photographs and paintings by Ron Druett. Used second hand hardcover book
in dust jacket. 214 pages. (Collins Publishers New Zealand, Auckland, 1991) Very good condition. Weight 900 grams.
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 second hand 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 (1940). 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 second hand 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.
Weight 400 grams.
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 second hand 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 Bounty The True Story of The Mutiny on The Bounty -by- Caroline Alexander (2003). ISBN 067003133X.
In the South Pacific, on April 28 1789, The Bounty's Captain William Bligh was apprehended by Master Mate Fletcher Christian and
three other men armed with cutlasses, bayonets and a musket, and was placed with eighteen officers and crewmen in a small boat, leading
to a historic boat voyage; whilst Fletcher Christian and some of his fellow mutineers settled undisturbed on Pitcairn Island;
Alexander has gleaned details from wills, diaries and correspondence of figures not obviously connected to the events, obscure news
items and details from biographies and family pedigrees of seemingly minor players, to cast a radical new light on the events, on
Bligh's character and on family connections and special interests that play crucial roles at different moments in the story. Used
second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 492 pages. (Viking/Penguin, London, 2003) In fine condition except for a few small marks
on edges of pages. Weight 1 kg.
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 second hand softcover book. Pages unnumbered. (No publisher. No place. No date) In fine condition.
Weight 900 grams.
The Crusades And The Expansion Of Catholic Christendom 1000-1714 -by- John France (2005). ISBN 0415371279. Church History
Middle Ages. European History.
A fascinating and accessible chronologically structured survey that places the medieval crusades in their European context,
and examines for the first time their impact on European expansion; includes illustrations, maps, timelines, guides for further
reading and a detailed list of rulers across Europe and the Muslim world; an essential guide to a central aspect of medieval
history. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 380 pages. (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. London. 2005) Some grubby marks on
edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
The Find Of A Lifetime: Sir Arthur Evans and The Discovery of Knossos -by- Sylvia L Horwitz (1981). ISBN 0670135755.
The story of the discovery of the Palace of Minos at Knossos and of Sir Arthur Evans himself. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket.
278 pages. (The Viking Press, New York, 1981) Front flap on dust jacket creased. Name written on front free endpaper. Foxing on page edges.
Else very good. Weight 700 grams.
The History Of Britain In Africa From The Fifteenth Century To The Present -by- John Hatch (1969). African History.
Britain's involvement with Africa dates from the fifteenth century; this book is a narrative of the relations between
the peoples of Britain and Africa throughout the four hundred years of their association. (Frederick
A Praeger Publishers. New York. First Edition. 1969) Used second hand 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 (1980). 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 second hand 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 Tomb Of Tutankhamen -by- Howard Carter (1972). With 17 colour plates and 65
monochrome illustrations and two appendices. (Sphere Books Ltd. London. Reprint March 1972) No ISBN. Used second hand softcover book. 238 pages. Edges of
covers are worn. Corners curled. Else good. Weight 700 grams.
There Once Was a World: A 900-Year Chronicle of The Shtetl of Eishyshok -by- Yaffa Eliach (1998). 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 second hand 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 kilograms.
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 second hand 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.
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