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Maritime Naval History: An Annotated Bibliography

By: Albion, Robert Greenhalgh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mystic, Marine Historical Association: 1955

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 14731


Pale gray wraps with blue titles and backstrip. Light edge and corner wear. Age-toning both interior and exterior. Black markout line on both Contents and Title Pages. Very good bibliography from the 1950's. Still of interest. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 94 pages View more info

Image for Celebrating Mexico: the Grito De Dolores and the Mexican Revolution, 1810, 1910, 2010

Celebrating Mexico: the Grito De Dolores and the Mexican Revolution, 1810, 1910, 2010

By: Bancroft Library, et. al.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Bancroft Library, et. al.: 2011

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14133


Book appears as new. Large format book, issued to coincide with exhibitions on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution at the Stanford Libraries and the Bancroft Library in 2011. Beautiful copy. First Editon. First Printing. ; Color and B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 80 pages View more info

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Discours Sur L'Histoire Universelle

By: Bossuet, J. B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Paris, L. Curmer: 1839

Seller ID: 11183


This book is in French. It is a difficult book to grade. It is full dark-brown or black leather with gilt titles on the spine which has five rolled bands. Unfortunately there is significant insect damage on the front and rear covers from some little bug that really liked leather. Oddly, the spine is untouched, so the book would look great on a shelf. All foredges are gilt and in beautiful condition. The book is square and the binding secure. The book was printed on a hig... View more info

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The Secrets of Mary Celeste And Other Sea Fare

By: Bradford, Gershom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barre MA, Barre Publishing: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10904


Book has only light shelf wear. Jacket has an old dampstain along the spine that has lightened that area slightly -- see scan.. The stain must have occurred when the jacket was off the book because I see no staining on the book. Without the stain, the jacket would match the condition of the book. ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages; The Mary Celeste was one of the great sea mysteries, sometimes associated with the Bermuda Triangle. This book offers a reas... View more info

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Disease and History

By: Cartwright, Frederick F. (with Michael D. Biddiss)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Mentor / New American Library: 1974

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 10977


Orange wraps with black titles and image of a skull. Light edge and corner wear along with several surface creases. Spine is not cracked or creased and book is square . Solid, usable copy. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 240 pages; Important and influential work onthe ways that disease, especially virulent epidemics, have affected world history. View more info

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Mayday

By: Faith, Nicholas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Channel 4 Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition (?); First Printing

Seller ID: 14689


I assume that this is a first edition since it has a number line beginning with 1. Both book and jacket have only very light shelf wear. The book recounts and analyzes maritime disasters from the Titanic through the 1990's. ; Color and B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 182 pages View more info

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Pompeiana. the Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii.

By: Gell, Sir William and John P. Gandy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn: 1852

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 13380


This is actually a very nice copy of Popeiana with two major flaws -- the front cover is detached and the back cover is missing. Everything else, spine, endpapers and text block with all prints, is present and in quite nice shape. The front endpapers and second ffep are still attached to the front cover. This is a candidate fro a rebind or even a restoration if a back cover could be located. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 208 pages; Third edition of famou book on Po... View more info

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The History of Rome, from the Foundation of the City of Rome, to the Destruction of the Western Empire

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, F. C. and J. Rivington, et. al.: 1817

Edition: Twelfth Edition

Seller ID: 11565


Quarterbound leather with dark bluish brown paper. Giltitiles on spine with five raised bands. Spine backing below last band has peeled away. Otherwise the book has general and expected edge, corner and surface wear. Book is square and binding is secure. Interior is unexpectedly bright. ; Vol. 1; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 449 pages; Volume 1 only. View more info

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The Classical Greeks

By: Grant, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1989

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10723


Book has only very light shelf wear. Jacket has some wrinkling as though it had been partially and lightly crumpled at one time. Jacket is in mylar and looks near fine. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 337 pages View more info

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The Mammoth Book of Storms, Shipwrecks and Sea Disasters

By: Lawrence, Richard Russell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers: 2004

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 14670


Book has light edge and corner wear with a couple of vertical reading creases on spine, but the spine is not cracked. Overall, a solid copy. The book is, obviously, a compendium of shipwreck and sea disaster stories. It focuses maily on British and American ships. ; Maps; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 501 pages View more info

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The Living Age

By: Littell, E. (Founder)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, The Living Age Company: December 23, 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6047


Mild edge and corner wear. Small mailing sticker in middle of front cover. There is a very light vertical crease through the first few pages, where someone probably absentmindedly folded the magazine lightly while holding it. Otherwise only light general aging. Some pages are unopened. ; 7; Vol. 5; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 735-798 pages; The Living Age was a weekly magazine that dealt with world affairs. This issue has articles on Singapore, Hong Kong, Siberia a... View more info

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Shipwrecks along the Atlantic Coast

By: Quinn, William P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Beverly, Commonwealth Editions: 2004

Seller ID: 14716


Book has light edge and corner wear along with light aging. Jacket has some edge and corner wear. Compendium of shipwrecks of the Eastern Seaboard of the US. Many photographs. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 242 pages View more info

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The Wreck of the Barque Stefano off the North West Cape of Australia in 1875

By: Rathe, Gustave

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Canongate Press PLC: 1992

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14672


Both book and jacket have only light shelf wear. Story of the wreck of a Croatian vessel in 1875 and the incredible survival of two young men whose harrowing story involved cannibalism. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 136 pages View more info

Image for Cyclopaedia of Universal History (History of the world), Being an Account of the Principal Events in the Career of the Human Race from the Beginnings of Civilization to the Present Time, from Recent and Authentic Sources, Vol. II, Part I

Cyclopaedia of Universal History (History of the world), Being an Account of the Principal Events in the Career of the Human Race from the Beginnings of Civilization to the Present Time, from Recent and Authentic Sources, Vol. II, Part I

By: Ridpath, John Clark

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, The Jones Brothers Publishing Co.: 1885

Seller ID: 14403


Reading copy only unless you want to have the front cover reattached. It looks as if someone, years ago, tried to reattach the cover with glue and a paper towel!? Anyway, this is the complete Volume II, Part 1. What you see is what you get. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 752 pages; Columbian Edition. This heavy volume will require extra postage - please inquire before paying. Sold ABE 12.17.11 View more info

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Homosexuals in History: A Study of Ambivalence in Society, Literature and the Arts

By: Rowse, A. L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan: 1977

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10903


Book has only light shelf wear. Square and securely bound. Jacket has minor wear on back top edge. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 346 pages; Rowse is always interesting. View more info

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Women in Antiquity

By: Seltman, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: N.D.

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 14662


Book has only very light shelf wear and minor aging. Jacket has some light edge wear, mainly along top edges. This book is an interesting survey of the depictions of women in the ancient world, including real and fictional women. This book is not dated, but the first edition was in 1957, and this is probably a later printing from that year or the next. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages View more info

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Maps That Made History : The Influential, the Eccentric and the Sublime.

By: Smart, Lez

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Surrey, England, The National Archives: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13071


Very light shelf wear. About new and unread. Jacket is like book. ; Color and B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 191 pages; Excellent and interesting survey of important maps in world history. Many illustrations. View more info

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Unsolved Mysteries of Sea and Shore

By: Snow, Edward Rowe

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd Mead & Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14697


Book has light edge and corner wear along with minor discoloration on covers. Expected aging; square and securely bound. Price-clipped jacket has edge and corner wear with an almost square acrape near the bottom of the spine. See scan. No other indication that this might be a library copy. Interesting collection of mysterious stories of the seas. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages View more info

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The History of the French Revolution

By: Thiers, M. A. (trans. Frederick Shoberl)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1838

Seller ID: 9952


One half bound leather with brown marbled paper. Gilt titles on spine badly faded or worn away though Vol. V is still bright. Much edge, surface and corner wear but square and securely bound. ; B&W Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 469 pages; Volume V only. View more info

Image for Imperial Legend The Mysterious Disappearance of Tsar Alexander I

Imperial Legend The Mysterious Disappearance of Tsar Alexander I

By: Troubetzkoy, Alexis S

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Arcade Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 10372


New and unread, minor bump to top right corner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages View more info