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100 Years at Mackinac : A Centennial History of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1895-1995 (Michigan)

By: Armour, David A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mackinac State Historic Parks, 1996-01-01


Very Good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has light shelf wear. Former owner's name written in blue pen on the first free end page and his name and address in pen on the title page. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

111 Days in Stanleyville (First Edition)

By: David Reed

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, 1965

Edition: First Edition


The Congo massacre account that ended on November 24, 1964 in which Dr. Paul Carlson and other missionaries lost their lives an hour before Belgian paratroopers arrived to rescue them. Black cloth with red and gold lettering and design on spine and front cover. Illustrated. No writing in the book. 279pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

1859: Turning Point of the Modern Era (Signed First Edition)

By: Joseph J. Snyder

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Shepherdstown, WV, Juniper House Library, 2001

Edition: First Edition


This is the Juniper House Library Publication Series No. 6, December 2001. Inscribed by the author on title page. There is no other writing in the book. Spiral bound paperback. 107pp. Rare. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War (First Edition)

By: Morris, Benny

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2008

Edition: First Edition


This history of the foundational war in the Arab-Israeli conflict is groundbreaking, objective, and deeply revisionist. A riveting account of the military engagements, it also focuses on the war's political dimensions. Benny Morris probes the motives and aims of the protagonists on the basis of newly opened Israeli and Western documentation. The Arab side where the archives are still closed is illuminated with the help of intelligence and diplomatic materials. Morris str... View more info

A Child's History of England

By: Charles Dickens

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Company, c. 1912


Bound in 1/2 red leather with marbled boards and endsheets. Gilt head edge. Gilt decoration to spine, but much of backstrip is peeled away, so missing most of lettering. Leather of boards shows moderate wear; rear board is loose with gauze exposed. Textblock is tight and square with clean, crisp pages. Portrait frontispiece of Dickens protected by tissue guard. Ink inscription to flyleaf - else no other writing or markings. An attractive copy despite defects. Full refund... View more info

A Companion to Chrétien de Troyes (Arthurian Studies)

By: Lacy, Norris J. [Editor]; Grimbert, Joan Tasker [Editor];

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, D.S.Brewer, 2008

Edition: Reprint


Chretien de Troyes is arguably the creator of Arthurian romance, and it is on his work that later writers have based their interpretations. This book offers both crucial information on, and a comprehensive coverage of, all aspects of the work of Chretien de Troyes - the literary and historical background, patronage, his influence on other writers, manuscripts and editions of his work and, at the heart of the volume, major essays on the themes, techniques and artistic ach... View more info

A Concise History of the Middle East (6th Edition)

By: Goldschmidt Jr., Arthur

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford, Westview Press, 1999

Edition: Sixth Edition


The sixth edition of Arthur Goldschmidt's widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East, including an updated concluding chapter on events since Rabin's assassination. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. Written for college students, t... View more info

A Conspiracy So Immense

By: David M. Oshinsky

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Easton Press,


Full leather binding with gilt decoration and gilt lettering. Hubbed spine. Gilt page edges. Decorative end sheets. Silk ribbon bookmark.Easton's notes are laid in. View more info

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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (First American Edition)

By: Charles Anthon

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, 1843

Edition: First American Edition


Full leather, original leather spine label, head and tail of spine a bit worn, small chip at tail of spine, illustrated, one very small gouge on spine below label, all page edges marbled, a little worming on last two free end papers, ix, 1,124pp., no writing in the book, mild foxing, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Dictionary of Napoleon and His Times

By: Hubert N. B. Richardson, B.A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Funk and Wagnalls Company, No date


Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine and engraved "N" design to front board. Modest edgewear to cloth. Minimal writing in pencil to first pages - text is unmarked. Light toning/foxing. Closed tear to title page. Interior hinges starting but binding is tight. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Distant City: Images of Urban Experience in the Medieval World

By: Frugoni, Chiara; McCuaig, William [Translator]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1991

Edition: First Edition


In a remarkable synthesis of iconography and social history, Chiara Frugoni addresses the changing concept of the city as revealed in visual and literary images throughout medieval Europe. By exploring the sentiments expressed through the image of the city, she traces how notions of civic identity became fused in the consciousness of the people and in the daily flow of their lives. An examination of cities depicted in early medieval illustrations suggests a widespread fe... View more info

A History of Britain, Vol. 2: The Wars of the British, 1603-1776 (First Edition)

By: Schama, Simon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Miramax, 2001

Edition: First Edition


Inside these pages lies the bloody epic of liberty, the British Iliad. The second volume of Simon Schama's A History of Britain brings the histories of Britain's civil wars -- full of blighted idealism, shocking carnage, and unexpected outcomes -- startlingly to life. These conflicts were fought unsparingly between the nations of the islands -- Ireland, England, and Scotland -- and between parliament and the crown. Shattering the illusion of a "united kingdom," ... View more info

A History of Olf Fort Berthold (Offprint)

By: Adrian R. Dunn

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bismarck, ND, The State Historical Society of North Dakota, 1964

Edition: Offprint


Stapled booklet, 88pp., illustrated, no writing in the booklet, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A History of our own Times from 1880 to the Diamond Jubilee in 2 volumes

By: Justin McCarthy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, 1897

Edition: Reprint Edition


3/4 leather bindings by E. P. Dutta. Marbled boards. Marbled end-papers. Dual leather labels mostly gone. vii, 473; 686pp., index. No writing in the books. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A History of Our Own Times: From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880 (Two Volumes)

By: Justin McCarthy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, c. 1890


Two volumes bound in handsome green cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Covers show moderate wear/soiling and are slightly cocked. Each volume contains small dealer's price penciled in corner of endsheet and previous owner's name in ink on first blank flyleaf. Text pages are lightly tanned, but clean, crisp and unmarked. A few pages have small tear at fore edge (appears to have been cut improperly at printers). A nice set, attractive and tight. Full refund if not satisf... View more info