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Illustrated History of the World:  An Encyclopaedia of Events from Pre-Historic Times Up to the Present Day, Arundale, Rosemary and Mertz, Tony (translators)
1 Arundale, Rosemary and Mertz, Tony (translators) Illustrated History of the World: An Encyclopaedia of Events from Pre-Historic Times Up to the Present Day
Manchester, Great Britain Cliveden Press 1969 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 


219 pp. A history of the world extensively illustrated with color and black and white drawings, photographs, and reproductions. Pictorial cover with no jacket, apparently as issued. Some staining on top edge which has lightly affected a few pages. Text is just starting to darken but in very good shape.

Contents: Prehistory; First Great Civilisations; Mediterranean World; Far East; Wars of the Antiquity; Roman Imperialism; Barbarous Invasions; New Empires; Awakening of Europe; The Renaissance; The World and Europe 1559-1600; The Great Century; The Years of Enlightenment; The End of the Ancient Regime; 19th Century: Restorations and Revolutions; Prior to World War; World War I; Failure of the Peace; World War II and the New Order.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
004841 
Price: 13.75 USD

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The Economic Organisation of England-An Outline History, Ashley, Sir William
2 Ashley, Sir William The Economic Organisation of England-An Outline History
London Longmans, Green and Co. 1957 Third Edition Cloth Very Good- in Good dust jacket 


271 pp., appendix, index, with 3 New Chapters on period between 1914 and the present day (1948) by Professor G.C. Allen. Corners bumped, sun line along bottom edge, free endpaper foxed. DJ sunned & foxed, with 1/2" chips at top of spine and flaps. Text is clean and unmarked.

"Sir William Ashley's brief sketch of the whole course of English Economic development was based on lectires which he gave at the Colonial Institute at Hamburg. ....In this new edition Professor G.C. Allen, Professor of Political Economy at University College, London, has added three new chapters on Economic Instability and the Unemployment Problem, State Intervention and the Decline in Competition."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
004720 
Price: 12.50 USD

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Socialist Representative Institutions, Bihari, Otto
3 Bihari, Otto Socialist Representative Institutions
Budapest, Hungary Akademiai Kiado 1970 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 


Black boards with white lettering down spine. 279 pp. Slight edge wear, slight spine slant, previous owner's name stamped on ffep, import stamp on half-title page. Jacket has a 1 1/2" triangular piece torn from the middle of the bottom front cover. Corners are bumped with minor edge wear. Text is clean and bright.

"The work discusses important state organizational questions of socialist States (mainly European socialist States) - the competence, actual operation of their representative organs of state power as well as the relationships of these to other state organs."
Translated by Jozef Desenyi, revised by Imre Mora. Presumed first English language printing.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
001957 
Price: 45.00 USD

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Politics, Popularization and People: A Booklet on the Occasion of the World Year of Physics, Bohr, Niels; Aaserud, Finn (editor)
4 Bohr, Niels; Aaserud, Finn (editor) Politics, Popularization and People: A Booklet on the Occasion of the World Year of Physics
Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc.,U.S. 2005 0444519149 / 9780444519146 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 


vi + 76 pp, pictorial covers. Slight edge wear. An attractive copy.

In 1972 the first volume of The Niels Bohr Collected Works was published, with volumes 2 - 10 appearing over the past 30 years. The final two volumes - 11 and 12 - were scheduled for publication in late 2005.
This booklet contains selected writings from these last two volumes, which cover Bohr's involvements with international politics, the popularization of science, and articles Bohr wrote about scientests and other people. Many of these articles are translated into English for the first time.
The cover photograph is a 1932 planning session for the 1933 Solvay Conference in Brussels, featuring Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein and others. The photographer was Queen Elizabeth of Belguim.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005240 
Price: 25.00 USD

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A Peace Policy for Europe, Brandt, Willy (translated by Joel Carmichael)
5 Brandt, Willy (translated by Joel Carmichael) A Peace Policy for Europe
New York Holt Rinehart & Winston 1969 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 


225 pp. Grey cloth boards with gold lettering. Very minor wear at corners. DJ shows a little edgewear and chipping at spine & flap ends, with 1/2" tear at bottom of front flap. A bright attractive copy.

"No one is more aware of the crucial conflict between East and West than the man whose country strategically borders these two forces. In A Peace Policy for Europe, Germany's vigorous and seasoned Foreign Minister, Willy Brandt, outlines the facts involved in the confrontation and the vital contribution to peace that Germany can make in the coming decade. Brandt's powerful, persuasive argument is based on the fact that Germany, through geography, recent history, and other significant factors, has special qualifications for building bridges between East and West. He sees the reunification of Germany as only part of the "reunification of Europe," at which time Europe will be able to join fully with the United States and Russia, and eventually with China, in solving the social and economic dilemmas facing the world today."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005582 
Price: 12.00 USD

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The United States and India and Pakistan, Brown, W. Norman
6 Brown, W. Norman The United States and India and Pakistan
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1953 Second Printing Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 


x + 308pp, index, appendices, three demographic maps, color maps on front end papers. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, price pencilled on front end paper. Jacket shows moderate edge wear and chipping esp. along the fold of the flaps. A little darkening and rubbing. A number of pages have vertical lines neatly drawn in margins, text otherwise clean and unmarked.

Co-winner of the 1954 Watumull Prize for the best book on the History of India.
"There are few countries in the world today which are as widely separated by sheer lack of mutual understanding as the United States and India and Pakistan. This book will help create understanding among American readers. Here is the story of pre-partition India and of the historical, political, and social forces which led, first to the rise of nationalism as a protest against British rule and, second, to the Muslim demand for and independent nation. Mr. Brown describes the division of the Indian sub-continent into the two nations of India and Pakistan and the disputes now existing between them, especially that concerning Kashmir. He considers the domestic problems of education, language, press and above all those of population and production. He takes a fresh look at the difficult question of Hindu-Muslim ill-feeling. This book shows how and why the United States, if only in its own self-interest, must help India and Pakistan work toward an eventual solution of all these explosive problems."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003490 
Price: 9.95 USD

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Vietnam North, Burchett, Wilfred G.
7 Burchett, Wilfred G. Vietnam North
New York International Publishers 1966 Stated First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 


191 pp, index, 16 pp. b/w photos. Spine sunned, a little edge wear and darkening. Text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

A first hand report of North Vietnamese society during two visits by the reporter between February and May of 1966.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005147 
Price: 8.00 USD

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A History of the Ostro-Goths, Burns, Thomas S.
8 Burns, Thomas S. A History of the Ostro-Goths
Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University Press 1984 0253328314 / 9780253328311 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 


vii-xvi, 299 pp., abbreviations, notes, bibliography, index, maps, tables, drawings, figures. Very slight wear on bottom corners. A bright, attractive copy.

"Combining the latest archeological findings with information from traditional literary sources, Thomas S. Burns presents the first modern portrait of the Ostrogoths from their initial contacts with the Roman world in the third century through the dissolution of their kingdom in Italy in 554. Placing the Ostrogoths in a European social and historical perspective, Burns begins his story in the centuries before the final invasions of Rome. He introduces the reader to early Ostrogothic tribal, pagan society, and reveals the interactions between these barbarians and the Roman Empire. He analyzes the imperatives that led the Ostrogoths to expand and conquer the lands east of the Dniester River and the lower Danube and to establish the Ostrogothic kingdom of Italy."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
004556 
Price: 10.95 USD

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The Heart of Africa, Campbell, Alexander
9 Campbell, Alexander The Heart of Africa
New York Alfred A Knopf 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 


xii + 487 pp + vii (index). Red cloth with gold lettering on spine, index, 16 pp. of b/w photos. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, a couple pages dog-eared, a small scrap of bronw paper used as a bookmark resulting in browned gutters to pp 122/123. Jacket shows minor edge wear with a little chipping, spine sunned, some darkening. An attractive copy.

A survey of Africa south of the Sahara at mid-20th century by a long-time resident who shares his observations and interviews during tens of thousands of mile of travel up and down the continent. Campbell deals with the impact of education, industrialization, detribalization and all the many ethnicities which make up African society.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005111 
Price: 13.00 USD

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The Twenty Years Crisis, 1919 - 1939, Carr, Edward H.
10 Carr, Edward H. The Twenty Years Crisis, 1919 - 1939
New York Harper Torch 1973 0061311227 / 9780061311222 Second Edition; Ninth Printing Trade Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Bernstein, Ted (cover)

xii + 244 pp, index, introductions to both editions, 11 page listing of 1970 Harper Torch publications. Spine shows what seems to be light insect damage, corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little darkening. Interior is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

Originally written in 1937 - 39, this book went to press just as the bombs started falling in Europe. The second edition was published in 1946, but with only minimal changes to reflect the fact that there had been another world war beyond the 1914-1918 war.
". . . this book is a monument to the human power of sane and detached analysis. In its examination of the collapse of the international system, it is utterly devoid of national bias, or that bitter denunciation of government and men which marks so much recent literature dealing with the crisis . . . In the development of his thesis, Professor Carr has produced one of the most significant contributions to the systematic study of the theory of international politics that this reviewer has seen in years." - W. P. Maddox (American Political Science Review)."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
007087 
Price: 16.75 USD

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Chen Village: The Recent History of a Peasant Community in Mao's China, Chan, Anita; Madsen, Richard; Unger, Jonathan
11 Chan, Anita; Madsen, Richard; Unger, Jonathan Chen Village: The Recent History of a Peasant Community in Mao's China
Berkeley University of California Press 1984 0520047206 / 9780520047204 Trade Paperback Good+ 


viii + 293pp, index. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, some spotting to top and leading edge, some underlining, notes scribbled on rear free end paper.

The New York Times Book Review says: "The authors of Chen Village vividly bring to life the effect of the Chinese Communist Party's constantly changing policies on the villagers from the mid-1960s through the early 80s. . . penetrates to the bottom layer of Chinese society. . . a richer, more in-depth view of Chinese society. . . sensitively described."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
004269 
Price: 6.95 USD

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The African Giant:  The Story of a Journey, Cloete, Stuart
12 Cloete, Stuart The African Giant: The Story of a Journey
Cambridge, Mass Houghton Mifflin Company 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Cloete, Rehna

vii-xiv, 400 pp, index, 41 black and white photographs. Pastedown has map depicting route followed on the journey depicted in the text which covered the lower two-thirds of Africa. Spine is sunned. Text is clean and unmarked. A very nice copy.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
004577 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Khrushchev's Russia, Crankshaw, Edward
13 Crankshaw, Edward Khrushchev's Russia
Baltimore Penguin 1959 Reprint Edition Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Minor edgewear, PO name inside. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked.

From the cover: "This book deals neither with the Russia of the tourist nor with that much discussed enigma, the Russia of the conference room. There is a third country, Khrushchev's Russia, too seldom seen for what it is, too often confused with the mask it wears in the world arena. The author does not discuss Russian foreign policy, or (except in a brief account of the war and of the re-shuffling after Stalin's death) Russian history. He is concerned with the material progress and internal aims that have established themselves under Khrushchev, with the targets set to bring the country level with America in both per capita and total production, with Khrushchev the man (whom the author sees primarily as a superb practical administrator), with the new young Russians and their mental climate, an with the inside story of the Pasternak affair, of which he gives a fascinating account. The result is a book not about an international symbol, but about a reality."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
004446 
Price: 3.45 USD

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Shadow of the Winter Palace:  Russia's Drift to Revolution 1825-1917, Crankshaw, Edward
14 Crankshaw, Edward Shadow of the Winter Palace: Russia's Drift to Revolution 1825-1917
New York Viking Press 1976 0670637823 / 9780670637829 Apparent First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Fili, Louise [cover]

429 pp., list of illustrations (31 illustrations), two maps source notes, bibliography, chronological table, index. Article entitled "New Light Shed on Tsar's Assassination," dated Oct 24, 1976 is tipped in at the rear free endpaper. Text has some underlining and highlighting and a few notes on front free endpaper and the first page of the illustrations which identify those pictured, but text is not obscured. DJ has edgewear and some light scuffing, two shallow tears along bottom mended with tape and a 2" tear at the top of spine.

"The Shadow of the Winter Palace is a panoramic, illuminating account of a dynasty in decline-but it is much more than that. Edward Crankshaw's brilliant history of Russia under the last four Tsars shows how that colorful and mysterious country had within it the seeds not only of revolution but also of many aspects of modern Russia which we are apt to think of as peculiar to the Soviet state."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
004257 
Price: 7.00 USD

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The New Marxism:  Soviet and East European Marxism Since 1956, De George, Richard T.
15 De George, Richard T. The New Marxism: Soviet and East European Marxism Since 1956
New York Pegasus 1968 First Edition Cloth Very Good in Good dust jacket 


Spine slanted, some edgewear/chipping along back bottom edge. DJ scuffed, 3/4" tear, minor edgewear. Text is clean, bright, and unmarked.

In the Preface the author states: "Since Khrushchev's 1956 speech on Stalin, a great deal has happened in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. There has been a shift from Moscow as the center of the communist movement to what has become known as 'polycentrism.' The brute force associated with Stalin's reign has been mitigated, the countries of Eastern Europe have asserted their nationalism, and there has been a noticeable thaw in the cold war. Has there been any corresponding change in theory, in the Marxism or Marxism-Leninism which flourishes in the countries of Eastern Europe? This book is an attempt to answer this question by describing the changes which have taken place, the relation of present positions to previous ones, and the divergencies among the East European Marxists. It further attempts to evaluate the significance of these developments. Though my primary emphasis is on theory and especially on Marxist ideology and philosophy, other aspects necessarily enter into the discussion."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
004777 
Price: 80.00 USD

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16 Djilas, Milovan Conversations with Stalin
New York Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1962 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 


DJ has minor shelfwear at spine and flap ends. A very nice copy.

"Conversations with Stalin is a unique book, at once an historical document and a personal drama. Milovan Djilas in his own character combines the roles of a famous participant and a profoundly literary observer of some of the most important events of our time [to] tell the story of Stalin seen by Communists as he wielded his power over men and nations. Djilas went to Moscow in 1944, 1945, and 1948 on missions from the Yugoslav Government, of which he was a leader second only to Tito. Each time he met with Stalin in the essentially feudal setting of his powerful court. Here, through Djilas' eyes, we see Stalin, cunning, cruel, and enormously talented, directing the Russian forces against Nazism and at the same time anticipating his postwar struggle against the West. Here are the brilliantly etched portraits not only of Stalin and Molotov and Zhukov but of Beria, Malenkov - and Khrushchev. Djilas is never merely anecdotal - throughout, one perceives his underlying philosophical analysis of Communist power and its uses."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005664 
Price: 9.95 USD

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"A Very Strange Society" - A Journey to the Heart of South Africa, Drury, Allen
17 Drury, Allen "A Very Strange Society" - A Journey to the Heart of South Africa
New York Trident Press 1967 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Brooks, Walter (cover)

Green boards with gold lettering, 465 pp. Corners slightly bumped, a little scuffing. Jacket shows slight edge wear with a small tear at base of spine. An attractive copy.

"For two months, after a year of research and study, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Allen Drury traveled through the Republic of South Africa - without preconceptions, without pre-packaged solutions, with neither automatic condemnation nor automatic approval of what he saw. Here you will find neither the pat slogans and easy clichés of the Republic's enemies nor the defensive self-serving arguments of her friends. Here you will find South Africa as South Africa is, speaking directly to you in the words of all her peoples, White, Black, Indian and Coloured. You will find a prosperous, surging, vigorously booming nation filled with well-meaning, desperately worried citizens of all races who hope against hope that time and mutual effort will permit them to achieve a peaceable, truly constructive answer for one of the toughest problems history ever handed any country."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005086 
Price: 7.75 USD

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Economic Development and Social Change in South India, Epstein, T. S.
18 Epstein, T. S. Economic Development and Social Change in South India
Manchester, Great Britain Manchester University Press 1967 0719002532 / 9780719002533 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 


xvi + 353 pp., index, 9 b/w plates, 3 maps, references, 50 tables. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, bookplate inside cover, owner's name embossed on front end paper. Jacket in protective cover, spine sunned, slight edge wear. A nice copy.

"The two villages discussed in this book represent two types of village in the plains of Mysore, South India. Wangala is a 'wet' village in the centre of the irrigated area. Dalena is a 'dry' village on the fringe. Before irrigation reached the area the two villages were almost identical in all aspects of their social and economic life. Irrigation has been the determining factor in the distinct roles the two villages have assumed in the regional economy. . . The author argues that economic development need not necessarily produce economic change. She finds, however, that where economic change does take place, there are corresponding changes in political and ritual roles and relations and in the principles of social organization."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005294 
Price: 17.00 USD

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Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England, Erickson, Carolly
19 Erickson, Carolly Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England
New York William Morrow & Company 1986 0688060862 / 9780688060862 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 


Beige cloth over ivory boards, 302 pp, chapter notes, index, 12 pp of b/w illustrations. Spine slightly cocked, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear. A bright, attractive copy.

"From 1810 to 1820, while his father, King George III, declined into madness at Windsor, besieged by nightmares of England sinking into the sea, George, the Prince of Wales, served as Regent, creating an epoch in England now known as the Regency Period.
"This was the age of the opulent interiors of the prince's palace, Carlton House, the grand scenic architecture of his Brighton Pavilion, outlandish fashion, extravagant balls, the age of Austen, Shelley, and Lord Byron. Yet, beneath the veneer of the chinoiserie and the grand facades, it was also a time of explosive popular unrest, political radicalism, and the European struggle against Napoleon. Aristocratic ennui and decadence contrasted with economic upheavals in the Midlands. While Caroline, Princess of Wales and wife of the Regent, had flagrant affairs and made outrageous scenes at court, the Luddites made mignight raids on textile machinery and murdered the mill owners.
"The fascinating personalities both at court and in society - the Royals, Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, Hannah More and others - provide the dramatic intrigue of this excellent social history, tempered by the larger, dynamic forces of English society in flux. It is history told through the people who made it happen."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
007142 
Price: 11.75 USD

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The King's Minion:Richelieu, Louis XIII, and the Affair of Cinq-Mars: Richelieu, Louis XIII, and the Affair of Cinq-Mars, Erlanger, Philippe
20 Erlanger, Philippe The King's Minion:Richelieu, Louis XIII, and the Affair of Cinq-Mars: Richelieu, Louis XIII, and the Affair of Cinq-Mars
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice-Hall 1972 0135163102 / 9780135163108 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 


247 pp. with index. Spine very slightly slanted, very minor edgewear, PO's name on free endpaper. DJ has minor edgewear, tear at top of spine which has been repaired with tape, darkening along top edge, light soiling. Text is bright and attractive.

"If French history reads like a good novel, the episode of Henri de Cinq-Mars, Master of the Horse is easily its most astounding chapter. To borrow a Hollywood phrase, this book has everything: duels, wars, escapes, secret treaties, spies, chaste and profane love, hubris, high treason. A dazzling portrait of three of history'' most complex men, The King's Minion far surpasses the most exciting historical fiction, and yet every word is true."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
003721 
Price: 8.50 USD

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