MODERN HISTORY BOOKS

World history from the modern period from the Renaissance of the 16th cenutry onwards.
Social, political, economic and cultural history.

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AGAR Herbert
The Saving Remnant, an account of Jewish survival since 1914.

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.


BARBER Noel  The Black Hole of Calcutta a reconstruction
VG VG DW lightly rubbed $5 C/B Readers Union 1966 first thus edition hard cover, 254pp. Indian Mutiny atrocity [#1489 modern history]
BIRKETT Norman

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.



BLOCH Michael  Operation Willi The Plot to Kidnap the Duke of Windsor, July 1940
VG+ VG+ $15 C/C Weidenfeld 1984 first edition hard cover, xiv 264pp+ plates. The Dukes alleged sympathy for the Nazi Third Reich caused some to consider using him as a puppet over a defeated Britain. ISBN 0297784625 [# 921 modhst]

BOOKER Christopher  The Neophiliacs a study of the Revolution in English life in the fifties and sixties
VG $6 A/A Fontana 1970 paperrback, 379pp. [PB# 974 modern history]

BULLOCKE J G   Sailors' Rebellion
A Century of Naval Mutinies
G sunned spine, rubbed joints, soiled cloth, shaken, lightly foxed, inscription to paste down. $15 C/C Eyre & Spottiswoode 1938 first edition, cloth, 318pp + plates. Includes Mutiny of Admiral Benbow's Officers/ Loss of the Wager / The Bounty / Mutiny at Spithead / Mutiny at the Nore / Mutiny on the Hermione [# 912 mod hst]

CARLTON Charles  Charles I The Personal Monarch
VG sunend spine $8 C/C Ark 1984 paperback, 426pp. ISBN 0744800161 [# 984 mod hst]

CHURCHILL Winston S  A History of the English-Speaking Peoples
Illustrated 4 volume complete set, in cloth with dust jackets
VG in VG dust jackets, some spines sunned, vol 1 has small splits top edge and corner of jacket. $100 ask for quote on shipping approx 4kg. Cassell 1980 cloth, vp, from pre-Roman to early twentieth century. Red cloth set with top edge dusted red. [HST 14]

COLEMAN Ann Raney   Victorian Lady on the Texas Frontier The Journal of Ann Raney Coleman
edited by Richard C King
VG paperback with light soiling, $5 A/A New English Library 1973,157pp. ISBN 0450015688 American west, historical womens writing, feminist studies [PB#140 mod hst]

de CREVECOEUR J. Hector St John edited by Albert E Stone 
Letters from an American Farmer
and
Sketches of 18th-Century America
cover image of Letters from an American Farmer and Sketches of 18th-Century America

An account of the pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary era, followed by a description of the physical setting in which American settlers created their history.
ISBN0140390065

VG paperback
$8 A/B
Penguin 1981, 491pp.
[PB1542 ]





CRONIN Vincent  Napoleon
biography
VG $8 C/C Penguin 1982 paperback,592pp. ISBN 0140061568 [# 985 mod hst]

EARLE Peter  The World of Defoe
VG VG $7 C/C reader's Union 1977 first thus hardcover, 353pp Printed on newsprint. Survey of the social climate of Defoe's time. Seventeenth Century Britain. [# 1373 modern history

EDMONDS Mark   Inside Soho
VG paperback $5 A/B Nicholson 1988, 256pp. The history, restaurants, pubs, clubs and bars etc of the Soho district. An in depth guide. ISBN 094857612X [PB# 129 hstmod]
EYTAN Walter
The First Ten Years a diplomatic history of Israel

VG stamp to fep, name to title

$8 C/B [HST 9]

Weidenfeld 1958 hardcover ix 219pp, history of Zionist Israel.


FRASER Antonia
The Weaker Vessel, Woman's lot in Seventeenth-Century England

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


HUXLEY Elspeth edits  Nine Faces of Kenya
VG VG name to fep $ 20 C/D Collins Harvill 1990 first edition hard cover 8vo, xxv 451pp Study of Kenya in nine fields; exploration, travel, settlement, war, hunting, wildlife, environment, lifestyles,and legend and poetry, from the first century CE to the present. Huxley and other famous authors contribute pieces which she has edited into a cohesive whole. ISBN 0002724081 [# 788 modern history]

GRAVES Robert 
Lars Porsena
Or the future of Swearing and Improper Language.

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.
ISBN085616030X

VG clothbound hardback in G+ dust jacket with minor sun-fading. Name to free end paper.
$10 A/B
Martin Brian and O'Keefe 1972 first thus edition, 68pp.
[#3001 ]




KILLEN John

The Famine Decade

FN

$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


KING Coretta Scott
My Life with Martin Luther King Jr

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.



KULKE Hermann and Dietmar Rothermund 
A History of India, fourth edition

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
$15 B/C
Routledge 2007, 432pp. [#2816 modern history ]




LAQUER Walter
The Terrible Secret an Investigation into the suppression of information about Hitler's 'Final Solution'

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


LASLETT Peter  The World We Have Lost
social history of pre-Industrial England
VG light wear, name at front $8 C/C Methuen 1971 second edition soft cover, xiv 325pp ISBN 0416084001 [#1953 modern history]
LYDENS Z Z
A Look at Early Grand Rapids, a short history of Grand Rapids Michigan

VG

$10 B/B [HST 19]

Kregel 1976 first thus softcover, 191pp, b&w illustrations. Taken from "The Story of Grand Rapids" by ZZ Lydens.


MACAULAY Thomas Babington, Lord 
Macaulay's Complete Works
The Albany Edition
6 vols History of England, 4 vols Essays And Biographies 2 vols Speeches, Poems & Miscellaneous writings

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.
[#3098 ]





MAYO Katherine   Mother India
A controversial work condemning the then backward state of Indian society, by an American commonly held to be a racialist.

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Inscribed at front 'Mardan NWFP India'. $9 C/C Cape1927 (December, 8th impression) [#2302 history ]



MICHEL Lou & Dan Herbeck  American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the tragedy at Oklahoma City
VG+ $8 C/B Avon 2002 paperback 530pp + photos. Updated for paperback release with new material. Patriot movement, militia.ISBN 0061065188 [PB# 31 hstmod]
NORBU Thubten & HARRER Heinrich
Tibet is my Country, the autobiography of Thubten Norbu brother of the Dalai Lama, as told to Heinrich Harrer

VG VG name to fep, minor scattered foxing to prelims, light edge wear DW.

$20 C/C [BIO 12]

Hart Davis 1960 first edition hardcover, 264pp + colour plates. Includes his exile after the Communist Chinese invasion.


PENDLE George  A History of Latin America
Pelican A620
VG aged paper, owner details at front $5 A/B Pelican 1969 revised edition paperback, 256pp. [PB# 964 modern history ]
PRESCOTT William H
History of the Conquest of Peru (Everyman)

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


PRESCOTT William H
The Conquest of Mexico 2vols

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


READ Donald  The Power of News, the History of Reuters
second edition
VG+ VG+ near fine $15 C/D Oxford University Press 1999 second edition hardcover, xvii 540pp+ plates ISBN 0198207689 [#1848 modern history]

ROBERTS J. M.   The Penguin History of Europe
Near FINE $15 C/C Penguin 1997 soft cover, 722pp. European history from the Neolithic to the present. ISBN 0140265619 [#2158 history]
ROBINSON Edward
Lawrence, the Story of His Life

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.


ROCCO Fiammetta   The Miraculous Fever-Tree; Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that changed the world
A history of malaria, quinine and European expansion

VG paperback $10 C/C HarperCollins 2003, 348 pages. ISBN 9780002572033 [#2289 modern history ]


ROSE W J
Poland, a Penguin Special

G foxed covers and prelims, split at bottom of upper joint. $8 A/A [Item# 385 HIST] Penguin 1939 first edition, sewn sheets in papercovers, 244pp + adverts. Published prior to Nazi invasion. Political, economic and social survey with a look towards Germany and Russia's ambitions.


SUMMERS Anthony & Tom Mangold  The File on the Tsar The Fate of the Romanovs
VG hardback in VG dust jacket $10 C/C Gollancz 1976 second impression, 416pp + plates, map endpapers, dramatic new evidence from a four year investigation. ISBN 0575021195 Imperial Russia [#511 mod hst]
TANNAHILL Reay
Sex in History

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.


TANNENBAUM Frank  Ten Keys to Latin America
VG aged paper, owner details at front $5 A/B Vintage 1962 paperback, 236pp + index. Overview of 10 fundamental aspects of Latin American history and culture. [PB# 966 modern history]

THEIMER Walter  The Penguin Political Dictionary An ABC of International Affairs
(Penguin Special S48)
VG $10 A/B Penguin 1940 (reprint of 1939 original) approx 260pp, sewn sheets in orange and white wrappers. Shows Allied bias against Axis ideology etc. Covers all nationalities, personalities, ideologies and recent events pertaining to a study of the Second World War. [PB# 420 modern history]

THOM James Alexander  Long Knife American Revolution
VG light reading creases to sunned spine $7 A/B Avon [44735] 1979 first edition paperback, xi 592pp + folding map at rear. Novelisation of the life and deeds of General George Rogers Clark, frontier warrior and Revolutionary commander. Firmly based on extensive research, more fact than fiction. [PB# 724 modern history united states of america]
USHERWOOD Stephen
The Great Enterprise, the history of the Spanish Armada

VG

$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.


Lady WILSON   Letters from India
The collected letters of the wife of a civil servant in the British Raj in India in the late 19th and early 20th century.

VG- softback with sunfaded spine, name to first page
$8 C/C
Century 1984, xiv 417 pages. ISBN0712604553 [#2672 history, india ]





WOODWARD Bob  Veil The Secret Wars of the C.I.A. 1981-1987
VG $5 C/B Headline 1988 paperback, 543pp + plates. ISBN 0747289964 [PB# 393 modhst]

WOOLLEY Benjamin   The Queen's Conjuror; The Life and Magic of Dr Dee
A historical study of Dr John Dee (1527-1608), alchemist, theurgist, spy, astrologer, and discoverer of the Enochian language

VG softback $10 C/B HarperCollins 2002 394 pages, ISBN 9780006552024 [#2290 modern history ]


WRIGHT Esmond
The Fire of Liberty

VG

$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.


YUTANG Lin   The Vigil of a Nation
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 ]




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