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

"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 neither the pat slogans and easy clichés of the Republic's enemies nor the defensive self-serving arguments of her friends.... View more info

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A Book of Dolls

By: White, Gwen

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, MacMillan Company: 1956

Edition: Not Stated

Seller ID: 002377

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


108 pp, numerous illustrations including six full color, bibliography, museum list, list of materials for doll-making. Ex-library with stamps on title page and first illustration, front free end paper torn out. Pocket and Date due slip have been removed from back pastedown and end paper, leaving some remains. Spine a bit slanted, corners bumped, some edge wear and chipping esp to bottom corners and base and top of spine. A little rubbing, darkening to boards. Some darkening, primarily to edges, but text is unaffected. An attractive copy. An illustrated history of dolls stretching over the ... 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 Ostrogoths in a European social and historical perspective, Burns begins his story in the centuries before the final invasions... 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 involved in the confrontation and the vital contribution to peace that Germany can make in the coming decade. Brandt's powerful, per... View more info

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A Review of Economic Doctrines: 1870-1929

By: Hutchison, T. W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004961

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


456 pp., indices by name and by subject, Suggestions for Reading, Table of Dates, errata page tipped in at end of Table of Contents. PO name on front free endpaper. DJ is soiled, spine sunned, 1/2" tear, , tiny chips at bottom of spine and back flap. "This bbok attempts a fairly systematic and comprehensive survey of economic thought from the Great Depression to the World Slump, or from Jevons to Keynes."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Admiral Ambassador to Russia

By: Standley, William H.; Ageton, Arthur A.

Price: $19.75

Publisher: Chicago, Henry Regnery Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003134

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


533 pp, index. Corners bumped, some edge wear, spine sunned, no markings to text. Jacket is a little tattered, with some creaing and rubbing, spine sunned, 3" tear at base of front hinge leaving a flap at base of spine, 3" tear along crease of front flap at the bottom. Overall a solid copy which the jacket has largely protected. "In February 1942, Admiral William H. Standley was appointed United States Ambassador to Russia. This assignment, made during a highly critical period in our wartime alliance, gave Admiral Standley an unparalleled opportunity to see the inner workings ... View more info

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Adventures of the Greek Heroes

By: McLean, Mollie; Wilseman, Anne

Price: $5.75

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1961

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 003341

ISBN: 0395137144

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slightly slanted, reading crease along spine, some edgewear, corners bumped/creased. A clean, unmarked copy. A pronouncing index is included. Tales of Greek heroes from mythology: Hercules, Perseus, Theseus, Orpheus, Meleager, and the Argonauts. Black & white illustrations by Witold T. Mars. Age Level: Grades 3-7; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Against the Tide: The Story of an Unknown Partisan

By: Rubin, Sulia Wolozhinski

Price: $42.50

Publisher: Jerusalem, Posner & Sons Ltd.: 1980

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 006279

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


261 pp., dark green boards with gold lettering. Slightly shelfcocked. DJ in new Brodart. DJ has some scuffing and edgewear, crease at bottom. Text is bright and clean. "A young girl, brought up in the warmth and protection of a middle-class home, suddenly finds herself fighting for survival in the forests of the Russian border; fighting against the Nazi conquerors and against the sub-human conditions surrounding her. Her immediate family - father, mother and only sister - went the way of the six million, to cruel deaths. Memories of a pleasant sheltered childhood in the filth and ... View more info

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An Introduction to Brazil

By: Wagley, Charles

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005102

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


xi + 322 pp. Green cloth with gold lettering on spine, index, bibliography, some b/w photos. Spine slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, gift inscrip. on front end paper. Jacket shows a little rubbing and soiling, some edge wear, and a small chip at bottom of front cover. An attractive copy. "A highly readable, authoritative account of the evolution of Brazil as a nation and of Brazilians as a people." The author describes the Brazil of the 1960s in its unity and diversity, regions, social classes, Brazilian community structure, family and education, and religion and the st... View more info

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Beirut Diary: A Husband Held Hostage and a Wife Determined to Set Him Free

By: Levin, Sis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Downers Grove, IL, Intervarsity Press: 1989

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003625

ISBN: 0830817166

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Corners somewhat bumped w/ small mark at one edge. Inscribed by the author. Note laid in from Marie S. Jemison who apparently was a childhood neighbor of the author and gives biographical info about her. DJ shows some edgewear and some tiny tears at top and bottom. A bright, attractive copy. The story of a retiring Southern woman's courageous attempts to free her journalist husband held hostage in Beirut during the 1980's.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Blanche of Castile (translated By Henry Noel)

By: Pernoud Regine

Price: $16.98

Publisher: New York, Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, Inc.: 1975

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003671

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


319 pp., Notes & Sources, Index, Principal Sources, 16 pages of black & white photographs. Front and back pastedowns have family tree of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Spine slightly slanted, top slightly sunned, PO seal embossed on free endpaper. DJ has sun line along top with some small chips at top and bottom of flaps and spine. Text is clean and unmarked. "Queen of France and very nearly Queen of England, Blanche of Castile was not only a beautiful and fascinating woman, but a wise and able ruler whose personality and political power dominated Western Europe in the first half of the 13th ... View more info

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Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese

By: Mosher, Steven W.

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 1984

Seller ID: 004337

ISBN: 0029217202

Condition: Very Good+


vii-xii, 317 pp., index, black and white photographs. Very minor shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy. A portrait of the sociology of village life in rural China in the late 1970's. "Steven W. Mosher is an anthropologist and Sinologist who lived and worked in rural China in late 1979 and early 1980. His shocking revelations about conditions there have earned him the condemnation of the Beijing government, which denounce[d] him as a 'foreign spy.'"; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 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 Chinese society. . . sensitively described."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Chester: 1900 Years of History

By: Kennett, Annette M. (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chester, England, Council of the City of Chester: 1979

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 004342

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


48 pp, 11 illustrations, post card from Chester laid in. Top corner bumped, small spot on front wrap. A clean, unmarked copy. "Few cities have had such a long and distinguished history as Chester. It has been a Roman fortress, a Saxon burh, and a port. In the Middle Ages Chester defended the Northern Marches against the Welsh, and in the 17th century it supported Charles I against Parliament. Chester has been a Cathedral city since 1541, and a trading center throughout its history. It is therefore with pride that Chester celebrates in 1979 its 1900th Anniversary."; 8vo - over... View more info

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Christianity and Classical Culture: The Metamorphosis of Natural Theology in the Christian Encounter With Hellenism

By: Pelikan, Jaroslav

Price: $27.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1993

Edition: History Book Club

Seller ID: 006327

ISBN: 0300055544

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


368 pp., abbreviations, glossary, bibliography, index. Top corners slightly bumped, tiny indent on top edge. Jacket in new Brodart with a bit of edge wear. A bright, attractive copy. "The momentous encounter between Christian thought and Greek philosophy reached a high point in fourth-century Byzantium, and the principal actors were four Greek-speaking Christian thinkers whose collective influence on the Eastern Church was comparable to that of Augustine on Western Latin Christendom. In this erudite and informative book, a distinguished scholar provides the first coherent account of... View more info

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Cleanliness and Godliness

By: Reynolds, Reginald

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004780

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


Black boards with white design on front, title/author in white with design on spine. Top corner bumped, pastedowns yellowing. DJ's spine/edges sunned, somewhat scuffed, some chipping along edges, two 1" tears at bottom of spine. Text is clean and unmarked. "From the water-closets of Crete and Mohenjo-Daro (3500-2500 B.C.) to the latest modern developments of sanitary engineering, this historical survey covers developments by Hindus, Chinese, Greeks, Romans, and all the rest; the sanitation, or lack of it, in cities ancient and modern; the curious measures taken to combat plague ... View more info

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Communism and Freedom of the Individual

By: Frantsev, Y.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing Houses:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003438

Condition: Very Good


40 pp, green paper wraps, b/w photos. Corners bumped, minor edge wear, "Printed in the Soviet Union" stamped on title page. Publication date not stated but makes reference to President Kennedy in the present tense. An attractive copy. Written by an associate member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, this tract extols the economic and social progress of the Soviet Union and its supposed individual freedoms, e.g. "The Soviet people are advancing to a genuinely free society and have already travelled a long way."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 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 1948 on missions from the Yugoslav Government, of which he was a leader second only to Tito. Each time he met with Stalin in th... View more info

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Cryes of Londontown: Being a Recreation of the Fantasia By Orlando Gibbons

By: Gibbons, Orlando

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1968

Seller ID: 004860

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, front free endpaper removed, ex-library with usual stamps. DJ in protective wraps taped to boards. Orlando Gibbons lived between 1583 and 1625. Primarily a composer of church music, Gibbons also produced many secular fantasies and madrigals including this collection of the cries of London pedlars "selling everything from cakes and dolls to swords and mousetraps. This book is suitable for children, but enjoyable for adults as well. Extensively illustrated with the drawings of Erwin Schachner.; Ex-Library; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Danish Journal: Denmark - USA: 200 years of Close Relations

By: Linvald, Steffen; Bladt, Holger J.; Kjolsen, Klaus; Hvidt, Kristian; Kaarsted, Tage; Ringsted, Henrik V.; Bjol, Erling

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Royal danish Ministry of Forair Affairs: 1976

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 007447

Condition: Good


This is a special edition of the Danish Journal commemorating the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution. Orange wraps, 48 pp, numerous photos and illustrations throughout. The cover is a drawing by Vilhelm Pedersen illustrating the Hans Christian Andersen poem 'Thousands of Years Hence'. Ex-library with typical marks, it has been protected with stiff cardboard covers that are taped to the Journal. Interior is very good with a little edge wear. Articles included are: 'Copenhagen A. D. 1776' (Linvald); 'The Founder' (Bladt); 'New York's Most Useful Citizen' (Bladt); 'Kingdom and Repub... View more info