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Reformation and Society in Sixteenth-Century Europe

by DICKENS, A. G.

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Published
1967
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Very Good+
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[New York]: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.. Very Good+. 1967. Softcover. An advance review copy of an examination of the impact of sixteenth-century religion on society by A. G. Dickens. The author studied movements headed by the likes of Luther, Zwingli, Calvin and others. With plenty of black & white illustrations and a few in color.… Read more
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The Last Days of Pompeii

by BULWER-LYTTON, Edward George

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Published
[c.1880s]
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Fair with no dust jacket
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NZ$38.06

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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.. Fair with no dust jacket. [c.1880s]. Hardcover. The famous historical novel set in Pompeii at the base of Vesuvius in an American reprint edition. The story reaches its climax when the ancient Roman city was buried under volcanic pumice and ash with the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. First… Read more
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Civilisation: A Personal View

by CLARK, Kenneth

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Published
1971
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780719519338
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NZ$22.98

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London: British Broadcasting Corporation and John Murray. Very Good+. 1971. Softcover. 0719519330 . A softcover edition of this tie-in to the very popular BBC series which presents Kenneth Clark's ". . .personal view of how Western Europe evolved after the collapse of the Roman Empire and produced the ideas, books, buildings, works of art and great individuals… Read more
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History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella

by PRESCOTT, William Hickling

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Published
1967
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Very Good+
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New York: The Heritage Press. Very Good+. 1967. Hardcover. The landmark work of Spanish history first appeared in 1837 and is presented here in a handsome reprint edition. Edited, and with a preface, by C. Harvey Gardiner, with eye-catching color illustrations by Lima De Freitas. With brightly colored map of Spain at endpapers. Sandglass leaflet laid… Read more
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History of Charles XII, King of Sweden (Everyman's Library #270)

by VOLTAIRE (François-Marie Arouet)

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Published
1925
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Very Good with no dust jacket
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NZ$28.00

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London / New York: Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1925. Hardcover. A 1925 reprint of the 1908 issuance. Banished from France and living in England, Voltaire, pen-name of François-Marie Arouet (1694-1778), wrote a biography of Sweden's King Charles XII while living… Read more
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The Medici (Modern Library #179.1)

by YOUNG, G. F.

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[c.1950]
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Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. [c.1950]. Hardcover. A Modern Library edition of this profile of the House of Medici, who wielded great power in Florence and Tuscany starting in the 14th century through the early 18th century. With a preface by the author and extensive end notes.… Read more
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Bauhaus

by FIEDLER, Jeannine; FEIERABEND, Peter (editors)

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Bluebird Books
Published
2000
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Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
ISBN
9783829025935
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NZ$96.22

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Cologne: Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2000. Hardcover. 3829025939 . A first printing of the English-language edition of an examination of the Bauhaus school of art and arts & crafts. The institution was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany. It only existed for 14 years, but its impact on… Read more
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A History of Europe

by ROBERTS, J. M.

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Bluebird Books
Published
1997
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Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First US Edition
ISBN
9780713992045
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NZ$28.00

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New York: Allen Lane / The Penguin Press. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1997. First US Edition. Hardcover. 0713992042 . A first U.S. printing of Oxford historian J. M. Roberts's in-depth telling of the history of Europe. He begins with the first Europeans and the ancient Greeks, and proceeds through both World Wars to the downfall of… Read more
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City of Darkness, City of Light

by PIERCY, Marge

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Bluebird Books
Published
1996
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780449912683
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NZ$22.98

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New York: Fawcett Columbine / Ballantine Books. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. 044991268X . A first printing of Marge Piercy's novel, which tells of the French Revolution through the eyes of three different women. With chart depicting cast of characters at rear of volume. --- In pictorial boards, wrapped in clear… Read more
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The Chronicles of England, France, Spain, Etc. (Everyman's Library #57, in "Shield Era" style 2 binding)

by FROISSART, Sir John

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Published
1930
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Very Good with no dust jacket
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London / New York: Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1930. Hardcover. The famous writings of Jean Froissart chronicle the battles and court intrigues of the first part of the Hundred Years War, including the notable battles of Crécy and Poitiers, as… Read more
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Ten Days That Shook the World (Modern Library #215.1, in spine 7 balloon cloth)

by REED, John

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Published
[c.1936]
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Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
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NZ$56.73

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New York: The Modern Library. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. [c.1936]. Hardcover. The story of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia is detailed here by this sympathetic American who was there as it happened. With a foreword by Soviet leader V.I. Lenin and introduction by Granville Hicks. Includes reproductions of revolutionary posters and other documents; appendix… Read more
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The Underground City

by HUMES, H. L.

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Bluebird Books
Published
1958
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Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket
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New York: Random House. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1958. Hardcover. This novel, set in Paris after World War II, is a suspenseful, fast-paced story of intrigue and danger. Many of the novel's characters were active in the Underground Movement during the war. The author was co-founder of the literary journal "Paris Review". --- In full… Read more
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Unvergängliches Deutschland: Ein Buch von Volk und Heimat

by BLOEM, Walter

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Published
1933
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Good+ with no dust jacket
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NZ$23.70

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Berlin: Neufeld & Henius Verlag. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1933. Hardcover. A tour of Germany showing notable buildings, scenic sights, monuments and people. In German language, with entries in "gothic" (Fraktur) blackletter typeface. With over 150 black & white photos by J. B. Malina. --- In linen cloth-covered boards with cover and spine titling in black.… Read more
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The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome series, volume one)

by McCULLOUGH, Colleen

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Published
1990
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Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
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BCE
ISBN
9780688093686
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NZ$22.26

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New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1990. BCE. Hardcover. 068809368X . A full-sized Book-of-the-Month Club edition of the initial work in the author's Masters of Rome series. The story is focused on some of the early influential Roman leaders starting in 110 B.C. With numerous maps of ancient Rome… Read more
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Karlstein: Das Rätsel um die Burg Karls IV (in German language)

by ESCHBORN, Michael

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Bluebird Books
Published
1971
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Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket
ISBN
9783878381464
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NZ$48.83

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Stuttgart: Verlag Urachhaus. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1971. Hardcover. 3878381468 . A German-language guide to Karlstein, the castle of Emperor Charles IV (Karl IV) of the Holy Roman Empire. Built in 1348-1367 near Prague, the castle served as a repository for treasures of the Empire such as the crown jewels, artwork and other relics.… Read more
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London: William Phillips. Fair. 1825. Hardcover. A delicate relic from 1825, examining the role of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in the Irish Rebellion of 1798. This conflict pitted Irish rebel forces against their British overlords, which had a considerable effect upon the Irish Quakers. Possible first edition, but not confirmed thus. --- This compact edition… Read more
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Shadow and Light

by RABB, Jonathan

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Bluebird Books
Published
2009
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Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780374261948
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New York: Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. 0374261946 . A first printing of Jonathan Rabb's novel, which features his Nikolai Hoffner character who is assigned to investigate a supposed suicide in seamy Weimar Republic-era Berlin. --- In black paper-covered boards with spine titling and… Read more
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The Rise Of Napoleon Bonaparte

by ASPREY, Robert

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Bluebird Books
Published
2000
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Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780465048793
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NZ$28.00

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New York: Basic Books. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 046504879X . First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The author's initial book in his two-volume detailed biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. In this series, the author strives to present the human side of Napoleon. With black & white… Read more
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Stalin's Folly: The Tragic First Ten Days of World War II on the Eastern Front

by PLESHAKOV, Constantine

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Bluebird Books
Published
2005
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Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
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First Edition
ISBN
9780618367016
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. 0618367012 . First edition of author's account of the first ten days after Nazi Germany invaded Russia during World War II, during which the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin essentially took no action. The result was the Russian army lost hundreds of thousands. With… Read more
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Moscow 1941: A City and Its People at War

by BRAITHWAITE, Rodric

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Bluebird Books
Published
2006
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Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
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First US Edition
ISBN
9781400044306
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. First US Edition. Hardcover. 1400044308 . First American edition of this examination of life in Moscow during World War II. Special attention is given to the 1941 Battle of Moscow, in which more Russians were killed than Britain and America combined lost in the entire… Read more
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