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cover of JERUSALEM:  CITY OF THE BOOK.

JERUSALEM: CITY OF THE BOOK.

by Mack, Merav & Balint, Benjamin.

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2019
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9780300222852
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. 263 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour photographs. "In this enthralling book, (the authors) explore Jerusalem's libraries to tell the story of this city as a place where some of the world's most enduring ideas were put into words. The writers of Jerusalem, although renowned the world over, are not usually though… Read more
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cover of THE WISDOM OF THE BEGUINES:  THE FORGOTTEN STORY OF A MEDIEVAL WOMEN'S MOVEMENT.

THE WISDOM OF THE BEGUINES: THE FORGOTTEN STORY OF A MEDIEVAL WOMEN'S MOVEMENT.

by Swan, Laura.

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Published
2016
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Third Printing
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9781629190082
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Golden Bridge, New York: BlueBridge, 2016. 202 pp, 8 1/4" H. "The beguines began to form in various parts of Europe over eight hundred years ago. Beguines were laywomen, not nuns, and they did not live in monasteries. They practiced a remarkable way of living independently, and they were never a religious order or a formalized movement. But there… Read more
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cover of A STORY WAITING TO PIERCE YOU:  MONGOLIA, TIBET AND THE DESTINY OF THE WESTERN WORLD.

A STORY WAITING TO PIERCE YOU: MONGOLIA, TIBET AND THE DESTINY OF THE WESTERN WORLD.

by Kingsley, Peter. Foreword by Joseph Rael.

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Published
2018
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9781890350215
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Point Reyes, California: Golden Sufi Center, 2018. 174 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(A) breathtaking account of our past and our future as human beings. Firmly and gracefully it traces the ancient threads that connect Mongolia, Tibet and Native Americans to the very origins of western civilization - showing how these sacred ties have shaped our lives today. This is… Read more
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cover of THE OLD INNS OF ENGLAND.

THE OLD INNS OF ENGLAND.

by Richardson, A.E. Foreword by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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Published
1952
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Sixth Editiion
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London: B.T. Batsford, 1952. 118 pp, 8 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, map - 4 colour plates (including frontispiece). A volume of the 'British Heritage' series. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Note to the Sixth Edition; Acknowledgment; The Inn and the Road; The Larger Inn; The Small Inn and Alehouse; Inn Names and Their Lore; The Inn in… Read more
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cover of HANDBOOK TO LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME.

HANDBOOK TO LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME.

by Adkins, Lesley & Adkins, Roy A.

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Published
1994
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First Edition
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9780816027552
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New York: Facts on File, 1994. 404 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations - photographs, maps, plans, drawings. "(P)rovides full access to the 1,200 years of Roman rule from the 8th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D., including information that is often hard to find and even harder to decipher. Organized thematically, nine chapters provide in-depth analysis of all… Read more
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cover of GLASGOW IN THE "FORTIES".

GLASGOW IN THE "FORTIES".

by Simpson, William, R.I. Revised, with Notes and Biographical Sketch by A.H. Millar.

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Published
1899
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Limited Edition
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Glasgow: Morison Brothers, 1899. Unpaginated, 13 1/8" H x 10 1/2" D. Medium green cloth covered bevelled boards (spine faded to brown), with dark green lettering and gilt decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Dark brown endpapers. From a limited edition of 500 copies, this one with "Review" written in place of a number and the initials… Read more
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cover of THE DEBATABLE LAND:  THE LOST WORLD BETWEEN SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND.

THE DEBATABLE LAND: THE LOST WORLD BETWEEN SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND.

by Robb, Graham.

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Published
2018
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Edition
First American Edition
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9780393285321
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New York: W.W. Norton, 2018. 334 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour and b&w plates, b&w maps. "When Graham Robb moved to a lonely house on the very edge of England, he discovered that the river winding around his new home had once marked the southern boundary of the legendary Debatable Land. The oldest detectable territorial division in Great Britain,… Read more
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cover of ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY:  THE ARTS THROUGH THE AGES.  AN ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE.  VOLUMES XI and XII, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1921.  BOUND IN ONE VOLUME.

ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY: THE ARTS THROUGH THE AGES. AN ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE. VOLUMES XI and XII, JANUARY-DECEMBER 1921. BOUND IN ONE VOLUME.

by William H. Holmes, Editor-in-Chief. Edgar L. Hewett, Zelia Nuttall, Arles Hrdlicka, Oldrich Heidrich, Henry Brush-Brown, Lena McCauley, Wilfred Jordon, Alfred Fowler, Lansing B. Bloom, Wesley Bradfield, Baron Cooke, W.G. Bowdoin, Frank Owen Payne, et al.

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1921
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Washington, D.C.: Archaeological Institute of America, 1921. 268 pp + 284 pp, 10 7/8" H. Volumes XI (January-June 1921) and XII (July-December 1921), bound in one volume with brown leather spine and corners, teale blue cloth boards. Spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering/decorations (including college crest). Floral endpapers, red 'splatter' effect to text block edges. ** Ex-college library** … Read more
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cover of HOME & DRY IN NORMANDY.  A MEMOIR OF ETERNAL OPTIMISM IN RURAL FRANCE.

HOME & DRY IN NORMANDY. A MEMOIR OF ETERNAL OPTIMISM IN RURAL FRANCE.

by East, George.

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Published
2005
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First Edition
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9780752869247
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London: Orion, 2005. 276 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w map. "Follows the adventures of George and Donella East as they gamble everything and try to survive living off the land in rural France. After months of property hunting, the couple discover The Mill of the Flea set in ten acres of fields, woods, streams (and mud) in the heart… Read more
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cover of CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF POISON.  MURDER, MAGIC, AND THE FIRST POLICE CHIEF OF PARIS.

CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF POISON. MURDER, MAGIC, AND THE FIRST POLICE CHIEF OF PARIS.

by Tucker, Holly.

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Published
2017
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First Edition
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9780393239782
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New York: W.W. Norton, 2017. 310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, map. "Appointed to conquer the 'crime capital of the world', the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Appointed by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it… Read more
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cover of A TASTE OF PARIS:  A HISTORY OF THE PARISIAN LOVE AFFAIR WITH FOOD.

A TASTE OF PARIS: A HISTORY OF THE PARISIAN LOVE AFFAIR WITH FOOD.

by Downie, David.

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Published
2017
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Fine
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Third Printing
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9781250082930
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017. 280 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Following the contours of history and the geography of the city, Downie sweeps readers on an insider's gourmet walking tour of Paris and its environs, revealing the locations of Roman butcher shops, classic Belle Epoque bistros serving diners today, and Marie Antoinette's exquisite vegetable garden, which still supplies… Read more
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cover of JOHN MARSH, PIONEER:  THE LIFE STORY OF A TRAIL-BLAZER ON SIX FRONTIERS.

JOHN MARSH, PIONEER: THE LIFE STORY OF A TRAIL-BLAZER ON SIX FRONTIERS.

by Lyman, George D.

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Published
1930
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. 394 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine/front board, map endpapers. B&w illustrations - all present. "John Marsh graduated from Harvard in 1823. He was the first schoolmaster in Minnesota. He wrote a dictionary and a grammar of the Sioux language. He married a beautiful French/Indian woman,… Read more
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cover of FORTY YEARS ON:  REMINISCENCES.

FORTY YEARS ON: REMINISCENCES.

by Cox, A.P. (Aubrey Paul) Foreword by Rao Raja Narpat Singh.

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Published
1968
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Christchurch, New Zealand: Self-published, 1968. 235 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "Municent / with Salaams / & Best Xmas wishes / Aubrey P. Cox". Mr. Cox (1881-1972) was an educator, who spent much of his career in Jodhpur, India, progressing to Director of Education. Contents: … Read more
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cover of I WAS BORN GREEK.

I WAS BORN GREEK.

by Mercouri, Melina.

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Published
1973
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New York: Dell, 1973. 288 pp - mass market paperback. "Only the free-spirited star of 'Never on a Sunday' could have lived the incredible life she has. Only the inimitable Melina Mercouri would tell it with such total candour." Interior - light toning to the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior -… Read more
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cover of HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE.  VOLUME CXXV.  JUNE, 1912 TO NOVEMBER, 1912.  (VOLUME 125)

HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE. VOLUME CXXV. JUNE, 1912 TO NOVEMBER, 1912. (VOLUME 125)

by Booth Tarkington, Norman Duncan, James Oppenheim, George Weston, Ellen Glasgow, Mary Wilins Freeman, Gilbert Parker, Hiram Bingham, Richard Le Gallienne, Arnold Bennett, Louise Collier Willcox, Harrison Rhodes, Sydney Adamson, Forrest Chrissey, et al.

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1912
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1912. iv, 972 pp, 9 7/8" H. Black cloth with blind stamped decoration on boards and spine, gilt lettering on spine and front board (giving the title as "Harper's New Monthly Magazine"), plain light green endpapers. Colour, b&w and sepiatone illustrations, photographs throughout. Contents include: Adventuring Along the Upper Orinoco, by Caspar Whitney; Beauty… Read more
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cover of POMPEII:  THE LIVING CITY.

POMPEII: THE LIVING CITY.

by Butterworht, Alex & Laurence, Ray.

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2005
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First Edition
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9780297645603
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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. 354 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour plates. "Drawing together the most recent archaeological and historical research, 'Pompeii' offers a vivid, and unprecedented, portrait of the city during the eventful twenty-five years leading up to the eruption (of AD 79) that destroyed it. Focusing on key individuals from each stratum of Pompeian society, a compelling… Read more
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cover of THE BIRTH OF MODERN BRITAIN.  A JOURNEY INTO BRITAIN'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAST:  1550 TO THE PRESENT.

THE BIRTH OF MODERN BRITAIN. A JOURNEY INTO BRITAIN'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAST: 1550 TO THE PRESENT.

by Pryor, Francis.

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Published
2011
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9780007299126
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London: Harper, 2011. 299 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour plates. "The pioneers of agricultural and industrial revolutions were often far too busy innovating and making things to record what was taking place around them, but fortunately for us the buildings and machines they left behind can bring the period vividly to life. During the Second World War, the… Read more
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cover of GHOST ON THE THRONE:  THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE WAR FOR CROWN AND EMPIRE.

GHOST ON THE THRONE: THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE WAR FOR CROWN AND EMPIRE.

by Romm, James.

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2012
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9780307271648
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. 341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The story of Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire is known to many readers, but the dramatic and consequential saga of the empire's collapse remains virtually untold. It is a tale of loss that begins with the greatest loss of all, the death of the Macedonian… Read more
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cover of CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL.  JULY 1958.  VOLUME LVII, NUMBER 1.  INCLUDES: FIFTY YEARS AFTER BADDECK - CANADA'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY; FESTIVAL OF DANCE AT LA PAZ; UNGAVA BAY - UNGAVA PENINSULA; THE WEAVERS OF WITNEY.

CANADIAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL. JULY 1958. VOLUME LVII, NUMBER 1. INCLUDES: FIFTY YEARS AFTER BADDECK - CANADA'S AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY; FESTIVAL OF DANCE AT LA PAZ; UNGAVA BAY - UNGAVA PENINSULA; THE WEAVERS OF WITNEY.

by Dallyn, Gordon M., editor. (Arthur Macdonald, H.M. Berney, Robert Bergeron, Kay Rex.)

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1958
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Ottawa: Royal Canadian Geographical Society, 1958. 34 pp + XV pp (which include advertisements, many relating to Canadian aviation), 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small number notation in ink on the front cover, minor wear at the top/bottom of the spine and at the… Read more
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cover of ON MAPS AND MAPPING.  ARTSCANADA  SPRING 1974,  ISSUE NUMBER 188/189.

ON MAPS AND MAPPING. ARTSCANADA SPRING 1974, ISSUE NUMBER 188/189.

by Brodzky, Anne Trueblood, Editor. (John Warkentin, Peter Perrin, Robert Arn, John Noel Chandler, Roald Nasgaard, Joe Bodolai, Dan Tooker.)

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1974
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Toronto: The Society for Art Publications, 1974. 106 pp, 11 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations. Articles: Discovering the Shape of Canada, by John Warkentin; Mapping Time: Three New Works by Vera Frenkel, by Peter Perrin; The Moving Eye: Nancy Graves Sculpture, Film, and Painting, by Robert Arn; Reflections on/of Michael Snow, by John Noel Chandler; Claude Breeze: Canadian Atlas… Read more
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