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Ho Chi Minh: The Man Who Made a Nation
1 Ho Chi Minh: The Man Who Made a Nation
Vietnam Gioi Publishers 2002 Eighth Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
245 pp. Top corner lightly bumped. Wraps with light edgewear and some creasing at spine. Internally as new. Black-and-white photos in plates. Edited by the Commission for Research on the Party History. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Oxford Encyclopedia of World History
2 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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3 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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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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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb : And the Architecture of an American Myth, Alperovitz, Gar, et al.
6 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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The Exploration of Africa: From Cairo to the Cape (New Horizons), Anne Hugon
7 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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The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Armstrong, Karen
8 Armstrong, Karen The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Hammersmith HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2004 0006383483 / 9780006383482 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
442 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Internally as new. Glossary, notes, bibliography, index. "Explains brilliantly and perceptively how and why [fundamentalists'] understanding of religion and society differs so starkly from that of their contemporaries." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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9 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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The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures (New Accents), Ashcroft, Bill; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin
10 Ashcroft, Bill; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures (New Accents)
London and New York Routledge 1989 0415012090 / 9780415012096 First Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
246 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners a little curled. Some pencilled underlining and marginalia, but only in the introduction. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Reader's Guide; Notes; Bibliography; Index. "The experience of colonialization and the challenge of the post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies, Africa, and Canada, and challenges the existing canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture. 
Price: 15.00 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 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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Luther's Earliest Opponents: Catholic Controversialists, 1518-1525, Bagchi, David V. N.
13 Bagchi, David V. N. Luther's Earliest Opponents: Catholic Controversialists, 1518-1525
Minneapolis Fortress Press 1991 080062517x / 9780800625177 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ex-Library Octavo 
305 pp. Very light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Spine lightly sunned. A few faint scuffs to edges of text block, faint library stamps to fore- and lower edges (one more library stamp to lower edge of title page; all other library impedimenta -- stickers, stamps, etc -- confined to rear endpapers.) Text throughout is clean, bright, unmarked. Solidly bound. Footnotes, bibliography, index. "The first work comprehensively to describe and analyze the writings of Luther's Catholic opponents during the crucial early years of the Lutheran Reformation. With great clarity and acumen he manages to lay out the controversialists' concerns on a variety of topics and show how all these topics converge on the issue of authority." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Flight to Varennes (Famous Events series), Barbary, James
14 Barbary, James The Flight to Varennes (Famous Events series)
London Macdonald 1968 First Clothbound Very Good Very Good 12 mo Anne Mieke 
95 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings in the text. History for children. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Trial of the Templars, Barber, Malcolm
15 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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16 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
17 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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18 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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19 Barton, R.M. Life in Cornwall in the Early Nineteenth Century
Truro D. Bradford Barton Ltd 1970 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
248 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is price clipped and has some light edgewear; back panel has some worn-in dirt. Book covers have bright gilt lettering on olive cloth, grey endpapers. Only noticeable flaws are a previous price inked on the ffep and some very light dust foxing on the top edge. Ten black-and-white reproductions of 19th-century etchings. "Being extracts from the West Briton newspaper in the quarter century from 1810 to 1835 selected and edited by R. M. Barton." 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, Beevor, Antony
20 Beevor, Antony The Mystery of Olga Chekhova
London Penguin 2004 0670915203 / 9780670915200 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
xvi, 300 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is a littled wrinkled along the top edge. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Black-and-white photos, references, notes, index. "Shows how people lived under the terrible pressures of a totalitarian age. It reveals a confusion of courage, idealism, fear, self-sacrifice, opportunism and betrayal. The astonishing part of this epic tale is that both Olga and Lev survived the most murderous era known in history. What they had to do to stay alive may have left deep but hidden scars." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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