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Oxford Encyclopedia of World History
1 Oxford Encyclopedia of World History
New York Oxford University Press 1998 0198602235 / 9780198602231 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Quarto 
775 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Bookplate to front pastedown. Internally as new. "Its detailed but practical approach allows the reader to gain both an overview of history and a broad understanding of the underlying issues. A clear and extensive network of cross-references ensures that the text is eaasy to navigate, and 100 maps, portraits, and engravings depict major historical events and personalities." A heavy book -- will require extra postage to be shipped to addresses outside of Australia. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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2 The British Empire - No 98 - Contents and Index
London TimeLife/BBC 1973 Magazine Good 
30cm X 23cm. TimeLife advertising laid in. Index and contents for entire 98-volume series. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Titanic Disaster. Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce United States Senate (Senate Documents Vol. 28, 62d Congress, 2d Session)
3 Titanic Disaster. Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce United States Senate (Senate Documents Vol. 28, 62d Congress, 2d Session)
Washington D.C Government Printing Office 1912 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library Octavo 
1163 pp. "Pursuant to S. Res. 283 Directing the Committee on Commerce to investigate the causes leading to the wreck of the White Star Liner "Titanic". Light brown cloth boards with decorative panels for gilt lettering to spine. Lettering ("Senate Documents Vol. 28" on red background; "No. 726 Wreck of the Steamship Titanic" on black background); "62d Congress 2d Session 1911-1912" on dark brown background) is worn and indistinct. Library number in white ink near base of spine. Debossed gilt stamp "Public Library of South Australia" on upper board. Boards are worn, with some insect damage, considerable rubbing (worn through at heel of spine) and light stains and smudges. Edges of text block are scuffed and faintly foxed. Hinges are beginning to split, but binding remains solid throughout. Main title page is detached but present. Pages are generally clean and bright, with only very occasional small stains or smudges. Minimal library markings: small accession stamp opposite title page with pencilled date (1.3.1915); blind-stamped library seal to title page, first page; and the three charts; small brown cardholder pasted to rear pastedown, with no markings. The three fold-out charts are in very good condition: Chart 1: Ice as Reported near Titanic; Chart 2: Titanic Ice Barrier -- Nearby Ships; Chart 3: Ships' Positions Near Titanic. Includes list of witnesses and very interesting Digest of Testimony, in which individual points of testimony are sorted according to the issue involved (eg Collision, Point of; Discipline; Distinction between Passengers; Distress Signals Fired; Drill or Boat Stations; Ice. 
Price: 750.00 AUD
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4 Abramson, Joan Photographers of Old Hawaii
Hawaii Island Heritage Limited 1981 0896100820 / 9780896100824 Third Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
228pp. B&W photographs throughout. "A view of the Islands from about 1850 to 1920, through the eyes of some of the photographers who lived and worked here." Light foxing to top page edge. Edgewear (rubbing, a few chips) to boards, particularly at spine and corners. Unclipped dj sunned and faded towards the spine. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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5 Adams, Gerry Hope and History: Making Peace in Ireland
Australia Hardie Grant Books 2003 1740661206 / 9781740661201 First Australian Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
x, 406 pgs. DW, now protected, is not clipped. Top corners of book very slightly bumped. Black/white photos, Glossary, Biographies, Index. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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6 Allan, William The British Empire - No 72 - The Army at Ease Military Manners at Home and Abroad
London TimeLife/BBC 1973 Magazine Good 
30cm X 23cm. Part of a 98-volume series. 
Price: 4.00 AUD
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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb : And the Architecture of an American Myth, Alperovitz, Gar, et al.
7 Alperovitz, Gar, et al. The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb : And the Architecture of an American Myth
London Harper Collins 1995 0002556146 / 9780002556149 First UK Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Large Octavo 
xiv, 847 pp. Light edgewear to unclipped dj. Short (1 cm) shallow scratch to lower edge of front cover and just a little faint dusting to upper edge of text block. All else as new. "A masterpiece of historical archaeology which at last recovers the remains of the truth from the elaborate ruins of the Cold War." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Chambers Dictionary of World History, Anderson, Trevor, managing editor
8 Anderson, Trevor, managing editor Chambers Dictionary of World History
London Chambers 2002 0550130004 / 9780550130006 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Quarto 
950 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A little scuffing and two small, shallow dents to edges of text block. Prev. owner's name inked to front free endpaper. All else as new. Includes list of contributors, list of panels, list of maps, list of tables. Appendices: Monarchic Dynasties of Europe, and International Organizations and World Population Maps. A heavy book -- will require extra postage to be shipped to addresses outside of Australia. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The Exploration of Africa: From Cairo to the Cape (New Horizons), Anne Hugon
9 Anne Hugon The Exploration of Africa: From Cairo to the Cape (New Horizons)
London and New York Thames & Hudson Ltd 1993 0500300275 / 9780500300275 Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
175 pp. A little wear to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Colour and black-and-white illustrations throughout. "'Dr Livingstone, I presume.' Everyone knows Stanley's famous words. But what of the other great explorers of the mysterious interior of Africa? Speke, Grant, Baker, Kingsley: in the space of barely fifty years these extraordinary men and women travelled to the sources of the Nile and tracked the course of the Congo and Zambezi. Yet their achievements led to commercial exploitation and ruthless colonization. This is the story of physical horrors endured, euphoric success, and the dramatic consequences of a momentous meeting of cultures." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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10 Aronson, Theo Crowns in Conflict: The Triumph and the Tragedy of European Monarchy 1910-1918
London John Murray 1986 0719542790 / 9780719542794 First Hard Cover Very Good + Good + Octavo 
xiv, 222 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in clear removable sleeve, is not price clipped but has very light general and edgewear. Spine is sunned. A little faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Illustrated with b/w plates of photos and line drawings (maps) in the text. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Living in the Future, Asimov, Isaac, editor
11 Asimov, Isaac, editor Living in the Future
London New English Library Ltd 1985 0450060713 / 9780450060717 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto 
288 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A little discolouration to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white photos in the text. "Is our planet over-exploited? Who runs things? Is the family obsolete? Will the future be 'science fiction'? What can we do to ensure our survival?" 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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12 Aubrey, John Brief Lives
London The Folio Society Reprint Hard Cover Very Good + No Jacket (as issued) Quarto 
Near Fine in Good slipcase (bump to upper edge of sc and a short closed tear to the base). 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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13 Axelson, Eric Congo to Cape: Early Portuguese Explorers
London Faber 1973 0751095615 First Hard Cover Very Good Good + 8vo 
224 pp. Light edgewear to unclipped dustwrapper. Very light rubbing to corners of orange cloth boards. Faint foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally unmarked, uncreased and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 32.00 AUD
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Sources of English Legal History: Private Law to 1750, Baker, J. H., and S.F.C. Milson
14 Baker, J. H., and S.F.C. Milson Sources of English Legal History: Private Law to 1750
London Butterworths 1986 0406016402 / 9780406016409 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Octavo 
698 pp. Extremely light wear to head and heel of spine. A little scuffing to edges of text block. Prev. owner's name tidily inked to ffep. All else as new. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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15 Barbary, James The Flight to Varennes (Famous Events series)
London Macdonald 1968 First Cloth Good+ Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Mieke, Anne 
95 pp. History for children. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Trial of the Templars, Barber, Malcolm
16 Barber, Malcolm The Trial of the Templars
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1980 0521280184 / 9780521280181 First Paperback Paperback Good Octavo 
311 pp., incl. notes, bibliography, index. Cover worn and creased. First 25 pages or so are creased in the top margin, not affecting the text, which is clean and clear throughout. History of the French trials of 1307-1314. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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17 Barnard, George N. Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign
New York Dover 1977 0486234452 / 9780486234458 First Thus Soft Cover Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
"With a New Preface by Beaumont Newhall." 61 large b&w plates. Originally published in 1866. In excellent condiditon internally, only light edgewear to pages. Wraps with minor general and edgewear, corners bumped. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Gannibal: The Moor of Petersburg, Barnes, Hugh
18 Barnes, Hugh Gannibal: The Moor of Petersburg
London Profile Books Ltd 2005 1861973659 / 9781861973658 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
300 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Maps and genealogical tables. Black-and-white plates. Maps, sources, bibliography, index. "Whether he was really an African prince or not, the ex-slave founded a dynasty of his own in Russia, where he came to embody the strengths and weaknesses of the country itself -- volatile, courageous, handsome, gifted and always astonishing. His descendants included not only Alexander Pushkin, Russia's greatest poet, but also, in England, several Mountbattens and others close to the royal family." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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19 Barnett, Corelli The British Empire - No 35 - Guardians of Empire the Far Flung Imperial Army
London TimeLife/BBC 1972 Magazine Good 
30cm X 23cm. Part of a 98-volume series. 
Price: 4.00 AUD
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20 Bartlett, Robert The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change 950-1350
London Penguin 1994 0140154094 / 9780140154092 Reprint Paperback Good + Small Octavo 
xv, 432 pp. Light edgewear to illustrated wraps. Small dent and tear (1/2 cm) to upper edge of spine. Spine uncreased, internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w maps in the text and b/w plates. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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