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Image for Sisters in Crime: The Rise of the New Female Criminal

Sisters in Crime: The Rise of the New Female Criminal

By: Adler, Freda; Adler, Herbert M.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004291

ISBN: 0070004153

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Red cloth with black lettering, corners worn, a little edge wear and rubbing, owner's name on front end paper. Jacket in new Brodart protector, with four chips about 1" deep, some shallow tears and edge wear. Text is clean and unmarked. ; 287 pp, references, index. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾" Tall; 287 pages; "A landmark in the study of female crime. Freda Adler's total reassessment of the scope, depth, and implications of female crime shows that the excepti... View more info

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Illustrated History of the World: An Encyclopaedia of Events from Pre-Historic Times Up to the Present Day

By: Arundale, Rosemary and Mertz, Tony (translators)

Price: $13.75

Publisher: Manchester, Great Britain, Cliveden Press: 1969

Seller ID: 004841

Condition: 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; Awakeni... View more info

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The Economic Organisation of England-An Outline History

By: Ashley, Sir William

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1957

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 004720

Condition: 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 editio... View more info

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Socialist Representative Institutions

By: Bihari, Otto

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Budapest, Hungary, Akademiai Kiado: 1970

Seller ID: 001957

Condition: 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 opera... View more info

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Politics, Popularization and People: A Booklet on the Occasion of the World Year of Physics

By: Bohr, Niels; Aaserud, Finn (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc.,U.S.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005240

ISBN: 0444519149

Condition: 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 abou... View more info

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A Peace Policy for Europe

By: Brandt, Willy (translated by Joel Carmichael)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Holt Rinehart & Winston: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005582

Condition: 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 involve... View more info

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The United States and India and Pakistan

By: Brown, W. Norman

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press: 1953

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 003490

Condition: 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 co... View more info

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A History of the Ostro-Goths

By: Burns, Thomas S.

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004556

ISBN: 0253328314

Condition: 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 O... View more info

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The Heart of Africa

By: Campbell, Alexander

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005111

Condition: 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 inte... View more info

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The Twenty Years Crisis, 1919 - 1939

By: Carr, Edward H.

Price: $16.75

Publisher: New York, Harper Torch: 1973

Edition: Second Edition; Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 007087

ISBN: 0061311227

Condition: Very Good


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 anot... View more info

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Chen Village: The Recent History of a Peasant Community in Mao's China

By: Chan, Anita; Madsen, Richard; Unger, Jonathan

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1984

Seller ID: 004269

ISBN: 0520047206

Condition: 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 Chi... View more info

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The African Giant: The Story of a Journey

By: Cloete, Stuart

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004577

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 View more info

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Shadow of the Winter Palace: Russia's Drift to Revolution 1825-1917

By: Crankshaw, Edward

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1976

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 004257

ISBN: 0670637823

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


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 shallo... View more info

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Khrushchev's Russia

By: Crankshaw, Edward

Price: $3.45

Publisher: Baltimore, Penguin: 1959

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 004446

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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The New Marxism: Soviet and East European Marxism Since 1956

By: De George, Richard T.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Pegasus: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004777

Condition: 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 m... View more info

Conversations with Stalin

By: Djilas, Milovan

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005664

Condition: 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 19... View more info

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"A Very Strange Society" - A Journey to the Heart of South Africa

By: Drury, Allen

Price: $7.75

Publisher: New York, Trident Press: 1967

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 005086

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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... View more info

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Economic Development and Social Change in South India

By: Epstein, T. S.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Manchester, Great Britain, Manchester University Press: 1967

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 005294

ISBN: 0719002532

Condition: 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 ar... View more info

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Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England

By: Erickson, Carolly

Price: $11.75

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007142

ISBN: 0688060862

Condition: 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. View more info

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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

By: Erlanger, Philippe

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall: 1972

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003721

ISBN: 0135163102

Condition: 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, escape... View more info