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Witch Hunt  -  The Great Scottish Witchcraft Trials of 1697, Adam, Isabel
1 Adam, Isabel Witch Hunt - The Great Scottish Witchcraft Trials of 1697
London Methuen 1978 0333216709 / 9780333216705 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with complete dustjacket which has some wear to front edges. The true story of a Scottish community in the grip of the terror of being surrounded by enemies who had the power to destroy lives and commit their souls to everlasting torment. It began when the Devil and his followers revealed their presence by placing afflictions on a young girl, Christian Shaw, the daughter of a lowland laird and culminated in witch trials lasting several months, in which over twenty men and women were accused. Was there witchcraft? and who was responsible for the tragic events which followed? The book suggests a new solution to the mystery. **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** 
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The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation   -  From the Louisiana Purchase to Today, Ambrose, Stephen and Brinkley, Douglas G.
2 Ambrose, Stephen and Brinkley, Douglas G. The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation - From the Louisiana Purchase to Today
Washington National Geographic 2003 0792269136 / 9780792269137 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a minor indentation to front top edge with dustjacket which has two small repaired closed tears. A large rectangular format volume of 274 pages. Produced to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase, distinguished historians Stephen Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley, with acclaimed National Geographic photographer Sam Abell, explore the length of the Mississippi - from its mouth at Delacroix Island, Louisiana, to its source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota. The result is this lavish, entertaining, engrossing chronicle of the 'father of waters' which has shaped the history , the culture, and the very landscape of America. On a map, the Mississippi cuts America neatly in half, coursing from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico and separating East from West. But the Mississippi is in fact the spine of America, knitting the nation together and connecting the heartland to the world. It is a great natural wonder, a priceless treasure bought for a fledgling America by the visionary Thomas Jefferson just 200 years ago. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.45 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Oil  -  The Real Story Behind the World Energy Crisis, Anderson, Jack with Boyd, James
3 Anderson, Jack with Boyd, James Oil - The Real Story Behind the World Energy Crisis
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1984 0283986603 / 9780283986604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A very clean, tight and unmarked copy. VG+. Dustjacket is complete with a few light creases. An in depth coverage by a Pulitzer Prize winning political reporter which tells for the first time the behind the scenes story and the deals which were the biggest transfer of wealth in history caused by the thirty fold increase in oil prices during the 1970's. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Writing in Ancient Western Asia  -  Its Origin and Development from Pictures to Letters, Anonymous
4 Anonymous Writing in Ancient Western Asia - Its Origin and Development from Pictures to Letters
London The Trustees of the British Museum 1968 0714110701 / 9780714110707 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
White titles on black vinyl binder which has metal opening clips. Comprises 42 coloured slides with accompanying notes, contained in a clear plastic sheet. 8 page essay on I- Cuneiform Writing; II - The Alphabet - A - Egyptian Hieroglyphs, B - Semitic Alphabet, C - Greek and Roman Alphabet. SCARCE TO FIND WITH ALL SLIDES PRESENT 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Struggles for Poland, Ascherson, Neal
5 Ascherson, Neal The Struggles for Poland
London Michael Joseph 1987 0718128125 / 9780718128128 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 242 pages. Map endpapers. An accessible yet authoritative account of the history of Poland in the 20th century accompanied by astonishing photographs, many of which were taken under extreme conditions during times of war and suppression. Ascherson draws upon hundreds of interviews with witnesses and survivors and upon his own experiences and vast knowledge of this extraordinary country to provide a vivid, and often moving, perspective on a nation journeying slowly towards justice and its effective independence. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.86 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Tomorrow, Austin, F. Britten
6 Austin, F. Britten Tomorrow
London Eyre & Spottiswoode and the Book Society 1930 First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾ Kermode, William 
Black title on red cloth which have minor marks to front and wear and marks to backt. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Lino cut illustrations by William Kermode. Not dated but believe same as foreword by author 1930. Twelve studies summarising the social progress of mankind through the ages. Contains Isis of the Stone Age, King in Babylon, The Buddha Walks, The Glory That Was Greece, Rome Falls, Charlemagne Reviews His Road, Michelangelo in Casa Medici, Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite, The Railroad Builders, Meet Lenin and Mother Earth. 
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The French Republic 1870-1935, Bainville, Jacques
7 Bainville, Jacques The French Republic 1870-1935
London Jonathan Cape 1940 Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾ 
Yellow motif to front with yellow title on red cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally very clean and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. 254 pages. Translated from the French by Hamish Miles. Re-issued for the Academy Books series by Jonathan Cape from the 1936 first edition. Eminent work on the history and character of the Third French Republic by the noted French historian who died in 1936 as this translation was in the course of preparation. 
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Slaves in the Family, Ball, Edward
8 Ball, Edward Slaves in the Family
London Viking 1998 0670881066 / 9780670881062 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine price clipped dustjacket. 504 pages. 110 illustrations and 2 maps. First UK edition. In 1698 when Elias Ball sailed into the harbour at Charleston, South Carolina, he was just 22 years old and had travelled 3,500 miles from his home in England, a journey of some 6 weeks, to claim his inheritance - part of a plantation and 25 slaves. Elias and his progeny built a slave dynasty that lasted for 167 years, buying more than a dozen plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, and selling 'Carolina Gold' (rice). The family had assembled close to 4,000 slaves before 1865, when Union troops arrived from the North on the lawns of the Ball estates to force emancipation. The author, a direct descendant of Elias, has written a magnificent history using the copious plantation records of his family, supplemented by both black and white folklore and interviews with the descendants of the slaves themselves, uncovering the story of the people who lived and worked on his ancestors' lands - the violence and opulence, the slave uprisings and escapes, the dynastic struggles, and the mulatto children of Ball slaveholders and Ball slaves. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.04 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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Costumes and Characters of the British Raj, Battye, Evelyn
9 Battye, Evelyn Costumes and Characters of the British Raj
Exeter Webb & Bower 1982 0906671426 / 9780906671429 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Elgee, Cecil 
A Fine unmarked copy with complete dustjacket which has some foxing to the reverse side. Foreword by M.M. Kaye. A marvellous account of Indian costumes and people during the British Raj. The water colour paintings by Miss Cecil Elgee illustrate the lost India and were painted in India between 1922-1927 and depict different castes and creeds. Evelyn Battye's text reflects her long association with India and her first hand knowledge of the people and customs, interspersed with anecdotes of these idiosyncratic and colourful characters. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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Victory of the Spirit  -  Meditations on Black Quotations, Bell, Janet Cheatham
10 Bell, Janet Cheatham Victory of the Spirit - Meditations on Black Quotations
New York Warner 1996 0446672009 / 9780446672009 First Edition Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. 157 pages. Rooted in pride and drawn from the great thoughts of great minds, the book offers insights to help you face life's many challenges. Hard-won words of wisdom, as well as African proverbs, thoughtfully and provocatively interpreted by Janet Cheatham Bell. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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For All the World to See  -  Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, Berger, Maurice
11 Berger, Maurice For All the World to See - Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
New Haven Yale University Press 2010 0300121318 / 9780300121315 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xv + 206 pages. Visual culture is rarely included in the history of the modern civil rights movement. This book, a companion for a major exhibition, is the first comprehensive examination of the ways images mattered in the struggle, covering a broad range of media including photography, television, film, magazines, newspapera, and advertising. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Levant  -  History and Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean, Binst, Olivier
12 Binst, Olivier The Levant - History and Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean
Cologne Könemann 2000 3829004958 / 9783829004954 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. A very large format voume of 320 pages. Coloured pictorial endpapers. Lavishly illustrated in colour. 4,000 years of history and archaeology in the Levant - from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages - are presented in this volume. Uncovering buried history, a team of French archaeologists follows the significant cultural developments and their impact on the gate between the Orient and the Occident: relics of the first cities in the Bronze Age, traces of the Phoenician conquests in the Mediterranean, characteristics of the fusion of cultures in the Greco-Roman era, monuments to the kingdoms of the Nabataeans and their mythical capital Petra, evidence of the golden age of oriental Christianity, and finally the manifestation of Islamic conquest as a battle for power during the crusades. In his pictures, the photographer Robert Polidori shows much more than just the special highlights of each epoch, but rather the cultural-historical meaning of the Levant as a region in which the face of civilization was dramatically shaped. Containing a synoptic chronology presenting the developments of the Levant in the context of the high cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Iran, a glossary of historical and archaeological terminology, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index. PLEASE NOTE: A VERY LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 2.3 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Palestine/Israel : Peace or Apartheid  -  Occupation, Terrorism and the Future, Bishara, Marwan
13 Bishara, Marwan Palestine/Israel : Peace or Apartheid - Occupation, Terrorism and the Future
London Zed Books 2002 1842772732 / 9781842772737 Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy. Second Updated Edition. Foreword by Richard Falk. xxii + 173 page. 'Both a Palestinian and an Israeli, Marwan Bishara is the ultimate insider to the current conflict. This book, written in the aftermath of the Sharon election, has proved prophetic. While events may move on, the choices faced by Israelis and Palestinians remain the same.' 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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The Black Man's Burden, Burger, John
14 Burger, John The Black Man's Burden
London Victor Gollancz 1943 First Thus Cloth Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Dark blue title on light blue cloth boards which are clean and unmarked apart from some minor marks to spine with little sign of wear. Internally there are small inscriptions to front pastedown and endpaper, some foxing to closed edges and two pages have a few paragraphs neatly marked with parallel lines in the margin else clean and unmarked.Map of South Africa frontispiece. The South African author originally wrote this book in 1939 and revised and brought it up to date in 1942 and this is the first revised edition. Covers the historical background, the reserves, European rural areas, towns, industries, crime and punishment, government, health and food, colonies et al. **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Costume and Fashion in Colour 1760-1920, Cassin-Scott, Jack
15 Cassin-Scott, Jack Costume and Fashion in Colour 1760-1920
London Blandford Press 1971 0713707402 / 9780713707403 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Cassin-Scott, Jack 
An unmarked copy which has a very thin line of fading to lower boards but no wear. Internally there are a few spots of light foxing to top and fore edges else a clean, tight copy. Dustjaket is VG+ and is not price clipped. 209 pages. 96 colour plates. 6 pages of sketches with many more throughout the text. The author has made a life-long study of costume and fashion, and here presents an authoritative encyclopedia of interest to the fashion designer, photographer, wardrobe mistress or theatrical performer, as well as to the general reader. 
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The Plantation Mistress  -  Woman's World in the Old South, Clinton, Catherine
16 Clinton, Catherine The Plantation Mistress - Woman's World in the Old South
New York Pantheon 1982 0394722531 / 9780394722535 Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, the author sets before us in vivid detail the daily life of the plantation mistress and her ambiguous intermediary position in the hierarchy between slave and master. 
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The Jew of Linz  -  Wittgenstein, Hitler and Their Secret Battle for the Mind, Cornish, Kimberley
17 Cornish, Kimberley The Jew of Linz - Wittgenstein, Hitler and Their Secret Battle for the Mind
London Century 1998 0712679359 / 9780712679350 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First UK edition, first printing. An near Fine unmarked copy with light age darkening to page edges with dustjacket which has a small closed tear to front and is not price clipped. A work of historical detection which uncovers a schoolboy encounter in 1904 between Adolf Hitler and Ludwig Wittgenstein and traces their hidden battle to control history in the aftermath of their meeting and the strange correspondence between their ideas. The author also asserts that Wittgenstein was the recruitment officer for the Cambridge spies - the notorious 'fifth man' whose identity has always remained elusive. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Opposing Hate Speech, Cortese, Anthony
18 Cortese, Anthony Opposing Hate Speech
Westport, Connecticut Praeger 2006 0275984273 / 9780275984274 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. xvii + 229 pages. Professor Cortese traverses the terrain between the First and Fourteenth Amendments with skill and precision. His discussion takes the seam between freedom of expression and equal protection apart thread by thread, uncovering bias in the application of First Amendment rights which society should do well to acknowledge and rectify. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Habsburgs, Crankshaw, Edward
19 Crankshaw, Edward The Habsburgs
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson / Fritz Molden 1971 3217004213 / 9783217004214 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy in blue cloth boards with gilt title and crest (Fine apart from minor indentations to top edge) with VG+ dustjacket. 272 pages in large format. Illustrated throughout. The story of the Hansburgs is no less than the story of Austria and the formation of all Europe as we know it. For nearly 650 years this extraordinary family contrived to back their considerable territorial power with the quasi-mystical authority of the imperial crown, and at times came close to dominating half the world. The author, a distinguished writer and authority on Austrian history, presents an impressive gallery of highly individual portraits, explores the private mysteries of the Habsburg rulers, relating them, stage by stage, to the history of Europe as a whole. **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.14 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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In the Words of Nelson Mandela, Crwys-Williams, Jennifer
20 Crwys-Williams, Jennifer In the Words of Nelson Mandela
London Michael Joseph 1998 071814306X / 9780718143060 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Through his words and deeds,Nelson Mandela has been embraced by the whole world as a symbol of courage, hope and reconciliation. Collected in this small book are his comments on subjects as diverse as Humanity, Racism, Friendship, Oppression and Freedom which provide an insight into the man and all he stands for. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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