History And Travel from Capricorn Books

New Arrivals

image of POMPEII:  THE LIVING CITY.

POMPEII: THE LIVING CITY.

by Butterworht, Alex & Laurence, Ray.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2005
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780297645603
Item Price
NZ$28.91

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$28.91
image 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.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2011
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780007299126
Item Price
NZ$21.68

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$21.68
image 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.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2012
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780307271648
Item Price
NZ$21.68

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$21.68
image 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.)

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
1958
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
NZ$28.91

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$28.91
image 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.)

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
NZ$28.91

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$28.91
image of THE POISON KING: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF MITHRADATES, ROME'S DEADLIEST ENEMY.

THE POISON KING: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF MITHRADATES, ROME'S DEADLIEST ENEMY.

by Mayor, Adrienne.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2010
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780691126838
Item Price
NZ$28.91

Show Details

Description:
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 448 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions & maps, color plates. "Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. He fled into exile and returned in triumph to become a ruler of superb intelligence and… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$28.91
image of A HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE.  V. RIDDLES OF IDENTITY IN MODERN TIMES.

A HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE. V. RIDDLES OF IDENTITY IN MODERN TIMES.

by Prost, Antoine and Vincent, Gerard, Editors. Arthur Goldhammer, Translator. Perrine Simon-Nahum, Remi Leveau, Dominique Schnapper, Kristina Orfali, Chiara Saraceno, Ingeborg Weber-Kellermann, Elaine Tyler May.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
1991
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780674399792
Item Price
NZ$32.53

Show Details

Description:
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap / Harvard University Press, 1991. 630 pp, 9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and reproductions, colour plates. "(Charts) the remarkable inner history of our times from the tumult of World War I to the present day, when personal identity was released from its moorings in gender, family, social class, religion, politics, and nationality. Nine… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$32.53
image of THE FIRST CLASH:  THE MIRACULOUS GREEK VICTORY AT MARATHON AND ITS IMPACT ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

THE FIRST CLASH: THE MIRACULOUS GREEK VICTORY AT MARATHON AND ITS IMPACT ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

by Lacey, Jim.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2011
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780553807349
Item Price
NZ$21.68

Show Details

Description:
New York: Bantam, 2011. 233 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps. "(R)eveals why the battle happened, how it was fought, and whether, in fact, it saved Western civilization. Lacy brilliantly reconstructs the world of the fifth century B.C. leading up to the astonishing military defeat of the Persian Empire by the vastly outnumbered but determined Greek defenders. He shows… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$21.68
image of ON THE SPARTACUS ROAD:  A SPECTACULAR JOURNEY THROUGH ANCIENT ITALY.

ON THE SPARTACUS ROAD: A SPECTACULAR JOURNEY THROUGH ANCIENT ITALY.

by Stothard, Peter.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2010
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780007340781
Item Price
NZ$28.91

Show Details

Description:
London: HarperPress, 2010. 353 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "In the final century of the first Roman Republic an army of slaves brought a peculiar terror to the people of Italy. Its leaders were gladiators. Its purpose was incomprehensible. Its success was something no one before had ever known. The Spartacus Road is the route along… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$28.91
image of FAITH AND TREASON:  TERROR & FAITH IN 1605.

FAITH AND TREASON: TERROR & FAITH IN 1605.

by Fraser, Antonia.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
1996
Condition
Very Good+
ISBN
9780385256209
Item Price
NZ$21.68

Show Details

Description:
Toronto: Doubleday, 1996. 347 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(Fraser) re-creates the seventeenth-century terrorist conspiracy known as the Gunpowder Plot. In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworkds displays commemorate the shocking moment in 1605 when government authorities uncovered a secret plan to blow up the House of Parliament - and King James I along with… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$21.68
image of ARRAN OF THE BENS, THE GLENS & THE BRAVE.

ARRAN OF THE BENS, THE GLENS & THE BRAVE.

by MacBride, Mackenzie.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
1911
Condition
Good
Item Price
NZ$36.14

Show Details

Description:
London / Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis, 1911. ix, 231 pp + (4) pp publisher's advertising, 8" H - green cloth (faded to brown on spine) with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed (some interior pages as yet unopened). 16 colour plates, including frontispiece (all present), tipped in with caption-bearing tissue guards - illustrations… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$36.14
image of THE DARDANELLES DISASTER:  WINSTON CHURCHILL'S GREATEST FAILURE.

THE DARDANELLES DISASTER: WINSTON CHURCHILL'S GREATEST FAILURE.

by van der Vat, Dan.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2009
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781590202234
Item Price
NZ$21.68

Show Details

Description:
London / New York: Duckworth Overlook, 2009. 226 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The British Navy's failled attempt to capture Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia in 1915 marked a turning point of World War I. (The author) argues that the disaster at the Dardanelles not only prolonged the war for two years and brought Britain… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$21.68
image of THE LADY QUEEN:  THE NOTORIOUS REIGN OF JOANNA I, QUEEN OF NAPLES, JERUSALEM AND SICILY.

THE LADY QUEEN: THE NOTORIOUS REIGN OF JOANNA I, QUEEN OF NAPLES, JERUSALEM AND SICILY.

by Goldstone, Nancy.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2009
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780802716705
Item Price
NZ$21.68

Show Details

Description:
New York: Walker, 2009. 365 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour plates, b&w maps, genealogical charts. "Amid intrique, betrayal, and conspiracy, Joanna I of Sicily became the only female monarch of her day to rule in her own name, and one of the most courageous women in history. Married for political advantage at the age of seven to her six-year-old… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$21.68
image of A CASEBOOK OF MURDER.  (A COMPELLING STUDY OF THE WORLD'S MOST MACABRE MURDER CASES.)

A CASEBOOK OF MURDER. (A COMPELLING STUDY OF THE WORLD'S MOST MACABRE MURDER CASES.)

by Wilson, Colin

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
1969
Condition
Good+
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$21.68

Show Details

Description:
London: Leslie Frewin, 1969. 288 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(Wilson) discusses crimes in Britain and Europe, in America and Australia, and breaks down the motives of the killers in an attempt to isolate a common denominator. He draws strongly on psychological and psychiatric authorities and offers new hope for the future, patricularly in connection with murders of a violent,… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$21.68
image of THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS' WAR:  THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN, AND THE KING'S MOTHER.

THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS' WAR: THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN, AND THE KING'S MOTHER.

by Gregory, Philippa / Baldwin, David / Jones, Michael.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2011
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781451629545
Item Price
NZ$21.68

Show Details

Description:
New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster , 2011. 342 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, genealogical charts, etc. Colour plates. "Philippa Gregory and her fellow historians descibe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of her Cousins' War books: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. In… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$21.68
image of AN AUTUMN ON THE RHINE; OR, SKETCHES OF COURTS, SOCIETY, SCENERY, &c. IN SOME OF THE GERMAN STATES BORDERING ON THE RHINE.

AN AUTUMN ON THE RHINE; OR, SKETCHES OF COURTS, SOCIETY, SCENERY, &c. IN SOME OF THE GERMAN STATES BORDERING ON THE RHINE.

by (Dodds, Charles Edward.)

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
1818
Condition
Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$252.98

Show Details

Description:
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown., 1818. 524 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), medium brown leather spine/corners, maroon leather title block, gilt lettering/decoration on spine, marbled boards. The spine has been professionally and sympathetically replaced at some date, preserving the book in a sturdy, usable state. Fold-out colour map after title page, Errata slip bound in after final text… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$252.98
image of DARWIN'S ARMADA:  FOUR VOYAGES AND THE BATTLE FOR THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION.

DARWIN'S ARMADA: FOUR VOYAGES AND THE BATTLE FOR THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION.

by McCalman, Iain.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2009
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780393068146
Item Price
NZ$21.68

Show Details

Description:
New York: W.W. Norton, 2009. 423 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour plates, b&w maps, illustrations. "In 1831 Charles Darwin set sail on the HMS Beagle for what would become a five-year voyage to South America, New Zealand, and Australia. His exploits and discoveries led to the groundbreaking theory of evolution by natural selection and the subsequent publication… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$21.68
image of ZULU WARRIORS: THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER.

ZULU WARRIORS: THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER.

by Laband, John.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2014
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780300180312
Item Price
NZ$32.53

Show Details

Description:
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 345 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "The Anglo-Zulu War, the most famous of Britain's late nineteenth-century campaigns of colonial conquest, was not fought in isolation. Along with the two Anglo-Pedi Wars, the Ninth Cape Frontier War and the Northern Border War, it was one in a brutal series of… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$32.53
image of THE LOST DINOSAURS OF EGYPT

THE LOST DINOSAURS OF EGYPT

by Nothdurft, William. With Josh Smith, Matt Lamanna, Ken Lacovara, Jason Poole, and Jen Smith.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
2002
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780375507953
Item Price
NZ$21.68

Show Details

Description:
New York: Random House, 2002. 242 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "(R)ecounts an amazing but little-known episode in the history of dinosaur hunting. On the eve of World War I, an amazing cache of strange Cretaceous-age dinosaurs was discovered in the Great Western Desert of Egypt. With considerable difficulty, this collection was brought to Munich, only to… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$21.68
image of CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO.

CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO.

by Lupini, Mario.

Seller
Capricorn Books
Published
1988
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Limited edition - #286/1000 copies.
ISBN
9780947025489
Item Price
NZ$108.42

Show Details

Description:
Melville, RSA: Scripta Africana, 1988. 228 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), burgundy faux leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark - in maroon pebbled slipcase. No. 286 of limited edition of 1,000 copies with limitation certificate signed by the Director after title page. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. "Camillo Ricchiardi's love… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
NZ$108.42