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RES BALTICA. A Collection of Essays in Honor of the Memory of Dr. Alfred Bilmanis (1887-1948). Preface by Professor Loy W. Henderson.
Leyden: A.W. Sijthoff, 1968. Blue cloth. 303 pp + frontispiece portrait. Slight yellowing to page edges, ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. Dust jacket has short tears at head of spine, VG otherwise. "Among the many unresolved world problems, the fate of the three independent states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, absorbed by the USSR in 1940, provides a striking illustration of the perennial struggle of right versus might. RES BALTICA, published in honor of the memory of Dr. Alfred Bilmanis, a prominent Latvia diplomat, journalist and scholar, attempts to throw some light on the lesser known aspects of the Baltic problem." - jacket.
Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 16110More details Price: USD $25.00
REVOLUTIONS OF 1848: a social history
Edition: First printing
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1952. Brown cloth; pp 464; index. Light sunning to spine and margins of sides; ink owner name; VG clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise. 1.5 kg parcel.
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RULERS OF THE WORLD AT HOME: how they look and how they live
Edition: First Edition
New York: Christian Herald, 1899. Octavo, red decorated cloth stamped in white. pp 416 + frontispiece with tissue guard and numerous other plates; many photos in text (over 220 illustrations). Spine sunned with most of imprint flaked away; old ink owner name at front; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 44151More details Price: USD $25.00
Stefan Stambolov and the Emergence of Modern Bulgaria, 1870-1895
Edition: First printing
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1993. Grey cloth. pp 309 + plates; index. Ink owner name at front, black stripe to bottom page edges, else fine in fine jacket.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 48685More details Price: USD $19.95
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF FRANCE AND GERMANY 1815-1914
Cambridge University Press, 1951. Later printing of the 1936 fourth edtion. Dark green cloth. pp 420 + 4 foldiing maps at rear. Index. Ink owner name, page edges yellowed, else fine. Pale grey jacket has yellowing to spine, price-clipped, else fine.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 48322More details Price: USD $19.95
THE HISTORY OF COMINES. Englished by Thomas Danett anno 1596. With an Introduction by Charles Whibley
London: David Nutt, 1897. Two volumes. pp , (xli), . (328), ; , (xv), , (384), . Recent rebinding in quarter vellum and marbled boards, top edges gilt. The Tudor Translations series. Text paper lightly toned; a fine, handsome pair. "Philippe de Commines (or de Commynes or 'Philippe de Comines'; Latin: Philippus Cominaeus; 1447 - 18 October 1511) was a writer and diplomat in the courts of Burgundy and France. He has been called 'the first truly modern writer' (Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve) and 'the first critical and philosophical historian since classical times' (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Neither a chronicler nor a historian in the usual sense of the word, his analyses of the contemporary political scene are what made him virtually unique in his own time." - Wikipedia. 2 kg parcel
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 49694More details Price: USD $125.00
THE LORDS OF HUMAN KIND: Black Man, Yellow Man, and White Man in an Age of Empire
Edition: First US printing
Boston: Little, Brown, 1969. Yellow boards. pp 336; notes, plates, index. Bookplate and ink owner name at front, VG otherwise. Dust jacket has tears, rubbing, good. " Best known for THE LORDS OF HUMAN KIND (1969), V. G. Kiernan created a work ‘concerned with the impressions and opinions of Europeans and non-Europeans about one another, their attitudes and behaviour towards one another, in the century or century and a half before the First World War, the epoch when Europe's importance in the world was greatest.’ The Palestinian intellectual Edward Said regarded it as a central influence in developing his modern-day classic Orientalism (1978)." - publisher.
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THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER and Other Medical Mysteries.
Edition: First printing
London: Christopher Johnson, 1955. Blue boards. 212 pp. Bit of tanning to front free endpaper, else fine, no owner names. Yellow price-clipped jacket has spine tanning, one inch tear at foot of spine, generally VG. Nine historical mysteries re-examined from a medical angle. Suspected poisoning of Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark; Don Carlos and Alexis, sons of Phillip II and Peter the Great respectively; the Dauphin, son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; Henry VI I didn't do it, Richard III did; and more. A volume in the publisher's Medical Viewpoint series.
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THE SCANDINAVIAN RACES; the sea-kings and Vikings, their manners and customs, discoveries, maritime expeditions, struggles, and wars, up to the present time. Second Edition
New York: Author, 1877. Octavo, dark blue cloth, yellow endpapers. pp , (iii)-xiv, 15-493,  + frontispiece with tissue guard. Yellowing to page edges; a fine, bright copy, no owner marks. Sinding was an honorary member of the Quebec Historical Society. First published 1858 as A HISTORY OF SCANDINAVIA. Sinding, a Danish emigrant, was Professor of the Scandinavian Languages and Literature at the University of the City of New York. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
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THE SECRET HISTORY OF EUROPE, PART I. [bound with] PART II
London: A. Baldwin, 1712. The title page continues: " Shewing that the late greatness of the French power was never so much owing to the number or goodness of their troops, and the Conduct of their Ministry at Home, as to the treachery and corruption of the ministers abroad. Giving a full Account Of the Insincerity of England, Sweden, and Holland, in the Triple League,. Of the Sieur De Wit’s Correspondence with France, and his Murder by the Rabble, Of the close Alliance between Charles II. and Lewis XIV, Of the Poisoning of Madam___, Of the Intrigues of Mr. Montague Ambassador in France, and the E. of D. T___r in England, and Of the Secret Treaty between King James,…(more)
London: A. Baldwin, 1712. The title page continues: " Shewing that the late greatness of the French power was never so much owing to the number or goodness of their troops, and the Conduct of their Ministry at Home, as to the treachery and corruption of the ministers abroad. Giving a full Account Of the Insincerity of England, Sweden, and Holland, in the Triple League,. Of the Sieur De Wit’s Correspondence with France, and his Murder by the Rabble, Of the close Alliance between Charles II. and Lewis XIV, Of the Poisoning of Madam___, Of the Intrigues of Mr. Montague Ambassador in France, and the E. of D. T___r in England, and Of the Secret Treaty between King James, and the French King. The whole Collected from Authentick Memoirs, as well Manuscript as Printed. The second edition, with additions." pp (4), 251, (12, Index), ; (6), (2, ads), 292, (12, Index). Part II, which has a separate title leaf and is the first edition, treats of the Duke of Monmouth's reception at the Hague and by the Prince of Orange, remarks on Father Orleans history of the Revolution, of the French king's personal hatred of King William, and much more. Contemporary calf, sides decorated in blind, later rebacking with raised bands and red label. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with paper, browning to endpaper margins, ink name on title crossed out, armorial bookplate on verso of title of Jacob Harcourt; in all VG or better, text lightly yellowed but fine, tight in the binding. Two more parts were published, in 1713 and 1715. Published anonymously. Oldmixon was an English historian and pamphleteer. His histories of England are said to be very biased(less)
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The Story of Europe and the Nations at War : A Graphic Narrative of the Nations Involved in the Great War, Their History and Former Wars, Their Rulers and Leaders, Their Armies and Navies, Their Resources, the Reasons for Conflict and the Issues at Stake
Philadelphia: International Press, 1914. Octavo, blue cloth gilt lettered, colour pictorial label on front cover. pp (2), (400) + colour map at front and 32 double-sided photo plates. Ink owner name at front, else a VG+ bright, tight, and uworn copy. Historical background to WWI. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 44152More details Price: USD $19.50
Vienna's Golden Autumn 1866-1938
Edition: First Edition
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987. Brown boards. pp 248 + plates (some in colour). Index. Ink owner name at front, small bumps to outer corners of covers, soft bump to lower outer corner of text, VG otherwise in fine, price-clipped jacket.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 44238More details Price: USD $15.00
WAR AND PEACE IN EUROPE 1815-1870 and other essays
Edition: First Edition
London: Constable, 1931. Octavo, maroon cloth. pp (viii), (292). Index. Minor wear to ends of lightly sunned spine, very light damp spotting to covers, ink owner names at front, just a mite leaned, VG otherwise.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 44047More details Price: USD $19.50