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Indian Boyhood

By: Eastman, Charles A. / Obiyesa

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: New York, McLure, Phillips & Co.: 1902

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 009620

Condition: Good Plus


Red cloth on boards with inset of Indian boy. "The North American Indian was the highest type of pagan and uncivilized man." - Foreword. The author shares his life experiences for the benefit of his young son. Previous owner's name on torn endpaper. Hinges cracked and glued. View more info

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Diplomacy and Its Discontents

By: Eayrs, James

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012098

ISBN: 0-8020-1807-6

Condition: Very Good


Grey cloth on boards. Beginning with Quebec's October Crisis of 1970, the author mounts a vital attack against the diplomatic profession. Sobering. 198 pp. View more info

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Legends of Greece Ancient and Modern

By: Economides, Irene

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Athens, 1970

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007826

Condition: Very Good


Original small, white booklet with illustrated cover. 68 pp. Signed. View more info

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House & Garden's Complete Guide to Interior Decoration

By: Editors of House and Garden

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Simon and Schuster: 1953

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 005519

Condition: Very Good


Original black paper boards. DJ corner-clipped and taped to boards. Clear plastic jacket. Valuable reference for movie or live theatre sets featuring interiors in the 50's, whether traditional or modern. Library bookplate, discard stamp, card envelope, etc. Very informative description/illustration of various styles and periods. 319 pp. This heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

Tales of the Observer

By: Edwards, Richard H. (Jr.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, MA, Jordan Marsh Company: 1950

Seller ID: 012962

Condition: Near Fine


An insider's version of the first hundred years of one of Boston's premier businesses. 116 pp. View more info

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Imperial Reckoning; The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya

By: Elkins, Caroline

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co.: 2005

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010698

ISBN: 0-8050-7653-0

Condition: Very Good


White paper boards backed in green cloth. No writing or damage. Appears to be a comprehensive and well-founded study of British domination of native tribes in Kenya, especially the Kikuyu. While immigrants from Britain were given large tracts to farm, native farmers were restricted and taxed, often being forced to work for the large landholders. Natives were forced to carry identification and live in camps where corporal punishment was the rule, often ending in death. This book made me understand and appreciate how and why the Mau Mau began. 475 pp. View more info

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A Social History of Scottish Dance; Ane Celestial Recreatioun

By: Emmerson, George S.

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: Montreal, McGill-Queens University Press: 1972

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007642

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. No writing or damage. DJ has a few tiny tears head and foot. Jigs, reels, hornpipes, and a whole lot of history ! This meaty volume will be of much interest to the student or teacher of dance as well as the historian. ISBN 0-7735-0087-1. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Mennonites in Canada, 1920-1940; A People's Struggle for Survival

By: Epp, Frank H.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1982

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009187

Condition: Near Fine


Original bright blue cloth on boards. Just reading the author's bio is enough to make me want to read this book. That should ameliorate my ignorance when asked, "What's the difference between the Mennonites and the Amish ?" Heavy book will need extra postage. 640 pp. View more info

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Der Volkerbund; Der Veg Zum Weltfrieden

By: Erzberger, M.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Berlin, Reimar Hobbing: 1918

Seller ID: 001058

Condition: Very Good


Original grey soft cover with black lettering. No DJ. Text in German. 196 pp. View more info

English Church Monuments 1510 to 1840

By: Esdaile, Katharine A.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford, Ltd.: 1946

Edition: First - First Published 1946

Seller ID: 009333

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ missing thumbnail-size piece base of spine. This book exudes quality, taste, and craftsmanship of style. In her Preface, the author assures the reader that the information given is trustworthy, at the same time admitting that there is much more to discover . This she hopes to do in future works. 144 pp., including index. View more info

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The Sanusi of Cyrenaica

By: Evans-Pritchard, E.E.

Price: $55.00 USD

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005725

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. DJ chipped at foot of spine, with price tag removal stain. Previous owner's name in ink with no other writing or damage. A Muslim order in Libya and Sudan, founded in Mecca in 1837. This book describes the nature of an Islamic order and how this particular order was founded and spread, with special reference to its relations with Italy. Origin and expansion of the Sanusiya, Bedouin of Cyrenaica, Sanusiya and the tribes, Turkish administration, First Italo-Sanusi war, Period of the accords, Second Italo-Sanusi war, Italian rule and colonization, Appendices... View more info

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Complete Story of the San Francisco Earthquake; Illustrated

By: Everett, Marshall

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Chicago, Henry Neil: 1906

Edition: Memorial Edition

Seller ID: 004501

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original red cloth decorated and lettered in gold on boards. Also records eruption of Mount Vesuvius and many other natural disasters. Lots of photos with historical text. 304 paginated leaves plus a gallery of approx. 30 full-page illustrations. Minor wear to front joint and corner tips. Clean inside. View more info

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Rum Road to Spokane; A Story of Prohibition

By: Fahey, Edmund

Price: $24.00 USD

Publisher: Missoula, Montana, University of Montana: 1972

Seller ID: 010053

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Grey tweed cloth on boards. Previous owner's name inside front cover. Otherwise, very clean. The Wickersham Report. Honour among thieves. Liars can figure ! The tricks of the trade. 127 pp. View more info

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Excerpta Cypria for Today; A Source Book on the Cyprus Problem

By: Faulds, Andrew (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Lefkosha, Cyprus, Friends of the North Cyprus Parliamentary Group: 1988

Edition: First

Seller ID: 009092

Condition: Near Fine


Original white trade paperback. Edited by a British Member of Parliament, this book is an excellent case study for anyone interested in human relations. This island has a history of victimization by outside interests. Recently it has been a standoff between Greeks in the South and Turks in the North, stirred up by Britain and chastised by the United Nations. Although 95% of voters in 1949 favoured "enosis" (union with Greece) it still hasn't happened. 224 pp. View more info

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The Feminist Case Against Bureaucracy

By: Ferguson, Kathy E.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Philadelphia, Temple University Press: 1984

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010589

ISBN: 0-87722-357-2

Condition: Good Plus


Dark blue paperback. From the Series, Women in the Political Economy, by Ronnie J. Steinberg. This book has light-medium underlining and highlighting. Disagreement of ISBN - back cover lists it as 0-87722-400-5. "Ferguson maps new terrain for radical feminism, reduces liberal feminism to a heap of false promises, forces Leftists toward feminism to a degree unapproached by the 'Marxist-Feminist' literature, and, of course, makes a case against bureaucracy." - back cover. 286 pp. View more info

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Dancing Gods; Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona

By: Fielding, Henry

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1934

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 010555

Condition: Very Good


Grey cloth with spine designs on boards. Various dances of Southwestern U.S. as practiced by Pueblo groups, Hopis, Navajos, and Apaches. Dance as prayer and of "things that matter." 276 pp. plus index. View more info

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Red Carpet

By: Finder, Joseph

Price: $125.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., New Republic/ Holt, Rinehart, and Winston: 1983

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 004716

ISBN: 0030604842

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red paper boards. Unclipped DJ. A revelation of how wealthy, well-known American businessmen have associated with top Kremlin figures for years. 372 pp. View more info

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The English Heritage

By: Finn, Rex Weldon

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, Ltd.: 1937

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009071

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original royal blue cloth on boards. Remains of DJ taped to covers. Purchased at library book sale, but no evidence of circulation (Notes on title page.) Withdrawn stamp on bottom edge. Celtic and Pre-Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, Norman, Middle Ages, Tudor, Puritan, The Inventors. Black-and-white photos. 264 pp. View more info

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India (Peeps at Many Lands)

By: Finnemore, John

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black, Ltd.: 1924

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 007200

Condition: Good Plus


Original grey cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Eight full-page colour drawings. Reading the Contents page impressed upon me the variety of both geography and society in this ancient country. Truly a land of great contrsts ! Some foxing spots to front edges. 92 pp. View more info

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Eye-Witness; An Anthology of British Reporting

By: Fisher, John (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1960

Edition: First - First Published 1960

Seller ID: 007752

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ shows water stain. One chilling account from 1958 records the execution of a couple for murder - the man by decapitation and the woman by stoning - in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 284 pp. View more info