World history from the modern period from the Renaissance of the 16th cenutry onwards.
Social, political, economic and cultural history.
VG G gift bookplate to fep, price clipped DW sunned with edge wear and chipping.
$15 C/B [HST 18]
Hart-Davis 1960 first edition cloth, 263pp.
A reconstruction of the events culminating in the atrocity of the Black Hole at Calcutta during the Indian Mutiny of 1756.
British Empire, Raj, East Indian Company, siege of Calcutta
VG hardback in VG dust jacket
Readers Union 1966 hard cover, 254pp.
The Newgate Calendar with contemporary engravings
VG VG- chipped and foxed DW
$25 C/C [HST 5]
Folio Society 1952 second impression, quarter cloth with marbled paper boards, lacks fep, foxing to endpapers and closed edges as well as to the DW, DW has a chip out of the top corner of the joint, 260pp + plates, a record of crime and punishment in Eighteenth Century Britain.
Illustrated 4 volume complete set, in cloth with dust jackets
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples from pre-Roman to the early Twentieth Century.
Winston Churchill, british history, cloth binding
VG hardbacks in VG dust jackets.
Some spines sunned, vol 1 has small splits top edge and corner of jacket.
$100 (3.2kg for postage by destination)
An account of the pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary era, followed by a description of the physical setting in which American settlers created their history.
Penguin 1981, 491pp.
VG stamp to fep, name to title
$15 C/B [HST 9]
Weidenfeld 1958 hardcover ix 219pp, history of Zionist Israel.
VG VG gift inscription to title, DW short closed tear bottom of upper Spine fold and minor edge creasing.
$20 C/D [HST 26]
Weidenfeld 1984 first edition hardcover, xvi 544pp + plates. ISBN 0297783815
Equal parts history and absurdity, this tongue-in-cheek treatise laments the decline of swearing and foul language in England and looks back with nostalgia at the glory days of oaths and blasphemies. Written when censorship in England was still in full sway, this was an impassionate defense of the foul-mouthed in literature and a resounding attack of hypocrisy and Puritanism.
VG clothbound hardback in G+ dust jacket with minor sun-fading. Name to free end paper.
Martin Brian and O'Keefe 1972 first thus edition, 68pp.
A rich portrait of Europe and its civilization in the 16th century - the moment when what had been known as Christendom first became Europe, an entity in the minds of its own inhabitants.
A gigantic portrait of the age, enlivened by a mass of detail about the lives of often obscure figures who Hale brings to life to give point to his multiplicity of arguments.
What precisely is meant by "civilization"?
How usefully descriptive of the period as a whole is "Renaissance"?
What, indeed, did "Italy" (for example) mean to contemporaries?
Europa, European history, heritage
HarperCollins 1993 first edition, 672pp.
This illustrated guide decribes the history of the hundred most numerous surnames in Ireland, as well as listing over 1000 others.
An overview of each County is also included.
Illustrated with colour photographs.
celtic, gaelic, genealogy, Irish history
Gill and MacMillan 1985, 192pp
From Self-Government to National Sovereignty
Collected speeches on various aspects of the British Empire and it's relationships with it's former colonies.
Irish Free State, British Constitution, British Empire, Locarno Pact, treaties, Dominions, Irish Treaty
OUP 1961, xlvii 501pp.
The Famine Decade
$20 C/C [HST 2]
Blackstaff Press 1996 softcover 274pp Contemporary Accounts 1841-1851, of the Irish potatoe famine, compiled by Killen. ISBN 0856405604 ireland irish history nineteenth century
VG VG name and address to half title, DW price clipped, creased inside flap, small taped tear top edge.
$15 C/C [BIO 3]
Hodder 1970 first Uk edition hardcover, 384pp + plates.
This fourth edition of A History of India presents the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present in a compact and readable survey. The authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the subcontinent. Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund emphasize and analyze the structural pattern of Indian history. The fourth edition of this highly accessible book brings the history of India up to date to consider, for example, the recent developments in the Kashmir conflict. Along with a new glossary, this edition also includes expanded discussions of the Mughal empire and the economic history of India. ISBN9780415329200
VG- softback, minor wear at foot of cover
Routledge 2007, 432pp. [#2816 modern history ]
G VG ex library with stamps etc, unclipped DW shelf mark to spine
$10 C/C [HST 15]
Weidenfeld 1980 first edition hardcover, 262pp. How the Allies suppressed information coming to them from within occupied Europe about the incarceration and treatment of the Jews, and how they did nothing to help Jewish rescue attempts. ISBN 0297778358
$10 B/B [HST 19]
Kregel 1976 first thus softcover, 191pp, b&w illustrations. Taken from "The Story of Grand Rapids" by ZZ Lydens.
All 12 volumes in uniform dark red cloth with gilt titling. Part of 'The Silver Library '.
Volume one has "Frederick W Gale Kaikoura May 1901" in India ink to fly leaf.
VG hardbacks in red buckram cloth with faint foxing to closed edges. 8 x 5 " HEAVY set ideal for furnishing the decor of your home library, spines uniformly sunned to the set.
$300 +postage by destination at 12KG rate.
Longmans Green and Co, London, 1898.
The life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world.
Myra MacPherson deconstructs and lays bare the manners and mores of Victorian America, illuminating the struggle for equality that women are still fighting today.
feminism, suffrage, USA, america, biography
Twelve Books 2015, 399pp + plates.
G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Inscribed at front 'Mardan NWFP India'. $9 C/C Cape1927 (December, 8th impression) [#2302 history ]
Three paperback volume set of Jean Plaidy's history of the Spanish Inquisition.
Witchcraft, Heresy, Heretic, Torquemada, Religion, Christianity
VG paperback, vol 2 and 3 have remainder stripes to bottom edges.
Star Books 1978 first paperback editions, 200-220pp per volume
VG creased lower board, soiled closed edges
$8 C/B [HST 7]
Dent Everyman's library 1911 red cloth gilt spine, xlii 649pp 12mo. pizarro inca spain south america conquistador
VG VG chipped DWs, vol 1 hole to DW spine
$20 C/C [HST 8]
Dent Everyman's library 1948 red cloth gilt spine,xviii 407pp + ix 436pp. cortes cortez mexico spain south america conquistadors
VG lightly sunned spine, faint foxing prelims, prize plate tipped onto fep.
$30 C/C [BIO 11]
Oxford University 1936 first reprint, dec. cloth, 250pp + plates and col. frontis. portrait. Lawrence of Arabia.
A history of malaria, quinine and European expansion
HarperCollins 2003, 348 pages.
ISBN 9780002572033 [#2289 modern history ]
Published prior to the Nazi invasion.
Political, economic and social survey with a look towards Germany and Russia's ambitions towards Polish territory.
wwii, ww2, politics, polish history
G paperback with foxed covers and prelims, split at bottom of upper joint.
Penguin 1939 first edition, sewn sheets in papercovers, 244pp + adverts.
In this seminal work that has redefined our understanding of colonialism and empire, Said surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way of dealing with the 'otherness' of eastern culture, customs and beliefs.
Tracing this view through the writings of Homer, Nerval and Flaubert, Disraeli and Kipling.
Drawing on his own experiences as an Arab Palestinian living in the West, Said examines how these ideas can be a reflection of European imperialism and racism.
middle east, cultural studies, arab, palestine
VG paperback, pen gift inscription to first page.
Penguin Modern Classics 2003, xxv 396pp.
G+ G worn with tears to folds
$10 C/D [HST 1]
BCA 1980 hardcover 480pp B&W photo illustrations in text, survey of sexuality in various cultures and historical periods, covers art, literature,religion. Name to fep.
$15 C/C [HST 4]
Folio Society 1978 first edition decorative cloth, 192pp + plates in b&w and colour, colour dec endpapers, a few spots of foxing to closed edge. Concentrates on the sea battle, compiled from contemporary documents.
VG- softback with sunfaded spine, name to first page
Century 1984, xiv 417 pages. ISBN0712604553 [#2672 history, india ]
A historical study of Dr John Dee (1527-1608), alchemist, theurgist, spy, astrologer, and discoverer of the Enochian language, latterly used by Aleister Crowley and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn occultists.
VG softback $15 C/B HarperCollins 2002 394pp. [#2290 modern history ]
$15 C/C [HST 3]
Folio Society 1983 first edition decorative cloth, 256pp + plates in colour & b&w, colour dec endpapers, the American Revolution 1774-1783.
Chinese journalist visits China in 1946 before the Kuomintang succumbed to the Communists
VG hardback in VG lightly worn dust jacket $10 C/C Heinemann1946 (Australian edition), 324 pages. [#2345 modern history china ]