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Image for A History of Tollcross and Dalbeth ( Glasgow, Scotland Local History )

A History of Tollcross and Dalbeth ( Glasgow, Scotland Local History )

By: Adams, Gordon

Price: $11.46

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, No Place ( Glasgow ): No Publisher / Self Published, No Date ( 1992 / 1993 ), 1st edition, First Printing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155573

ISBN: 1873586353

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 80 pages, illustrated with b&w photos, contents include: INTRODUCTION; Tollcross -Historical background; The Tobacco Lords of Tollcross; Farms and Houses; Churches and Schools; Work and Recreation; Transport; People and a Few Places --- DALBETH - Dalbeth; Easterhill; Westhorn; Belvidere; Springbank ---Bibliography, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED/// View more info

Image for The Gulf in Historic Maps - 15th to 19th Centuries ( UAE / United Arab Emirates:  Dr Sultan Al-Qassimi Centre of Gulf Studies ) ( English and Arabic Text )( Fifteenth to Nineteenth C. / Persian Gulf / Middle East )

The Gulf in Historic Maps - 15th to 19th Centuries ( UAE / United Arab Emirates: Dr Sultan Al-Qassimi Centre of Gulf Studies ) ( English and Arabic Text )( Fifteenth to Nineteenth C. / Persian Gulf / Middle East )

By: Al-Qassimi, Sultan Bin Muhammad ( His Highness ) UAE / United Arab Emirates: Dr Sultan Al-Qassimi Centre of Gulf Studies

Price: $51.14

Publisher: Asia, UAE / United Arab Emirates: Dr Sultan Al-Qassimi Centre of Gulf Studies, No Date ( 1990's?), 1st Edition, First Printing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163024

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------trade paperback,about 9.25w x 8h inches, a near Fine example, 197 pages, colour and b&w photos of historically important maps of the Gulf area accompanied by brief essays about each, text is in English and Arabic, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED/// View more info

Image for Empire War and Cricket in South Africa, Logan of Matjiesfontein by Dean Allen ( James Douglas Logan /  Central Karoo District Municipality in the Western Cape )

Empire War and Cricket in South Africa, Logan of Matjiesfontein by Dean Allen ( James Douglas Logan / Central Karoo District Municipality in the Western Cape )

By: Allen, Dean; Foreword By Professor Andre Odendaal

Price: $21.70

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa, Cape Town, SA: Zebra Press / Penguin Random House South Africa, 2015, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158755

ISBN: 1770228470

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, about 7 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 334 pages, b&w and two-tone photos, ---"Cecil John Rhodes once said he had only met two creators in South Africa: himself and James Douglas Logan, the Scottish-born founder of Matjiesfontein. Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa explores in detail how Matjiesfontein was created and how Logan developed this little Karoo town into a renowned health resort, attracting the rich and ... View more info

Image for Northumberland and Cumberland Mining Disasters / Mining Heritage Series

Northumberland and Cumberland Mining Disasters / Mining Heritage Series

By: Anderson, Maureen; Brian Elliott, Series Editor / Mining Heritage Series

Price: $19.14

Publisher: England, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Wharncliffe Books, a Division of Pen and Sword Books, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154965

ISBN: 1845630815

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------softcover, about 6.5 x 9.25 inches, a Very Good+ copy, 168 pages, one page corner turned, a bit of crinkling to some pages, b&w photos and illustrations, ---"The limited size and depth of early coal mines restricted potential hazards but as mines were deepened and enlarged from the 18th century, the danger of collapses, inundation by water and gas explosions became far greater and resulted in many tragic accidents. This study tells the stories of mining di... View more info

Image for Hindenburg: An Illustrated History, Illustrated / Illustrations By Ken Marschall  ( Zeppelins )

Hindenburg: An Illustrated History, Illustrated / Illustrations By Ken Marschall ( Zeppelins )

By: Archbold, Rick, Illustrated / Illustrations By Ken Marschall

Price: $15.30

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Viking Studio / Madison Press Books, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163567

ISBN: 0670852252

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 12w x 11.25h inches, depending on destination extra shipping may be required ---if an issue please inquire before ordering, a Near Fine example in a Near Fine dustjacket, 229 pages, colour and b&w photos, colour illustrations, -Full-color illustrations complement a history of the era of dirigible flight, revealing what travel was like aboard the luxury German airship, the Hindenburg, and detailing its spectacular and tragic 1937 demise. ---inc... View more info

Image for Journey to a Nineteenth Century Shtetl: The Memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik  / Wayne State University Press ( WSUP ) / with The Diaspora Research Institute, Tel Aviv University Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology   ( 19th C.)

Journey to a Nineteenth Century Shtetl: The Memoirs of Yekhezkel Kotik / Wayne State University Press ( WSUP ) / with The Diaspora Research Institute, Tel Aviv University Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology ( 19th C.)

By: Assaf, David (editor); Yekhezkel Kotik / Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology

Price: $37.06

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press ( WSUP ) / with The Diaspora Research Institute, Tel Aviv University, 2002, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163527

ISBN: 0814334210

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a Near Fine example, 540 pages, some b&w photographs, ---"Originally published in Warsaw in 1913, this beautifully written memoir offers a panoramic description of the author’s experiences growing up in Kamieniec Litewski, a Polish shtetl connected with many important events in the history of nineteenth-century Eastern European Jewry. Although the way of life portrayed in this memoir has disappeared, the historical, cultu... View more info

Image for Leeuwin Lighthouse: A Brief History -by Cyril Ayris ( Western Australia )

Leeuwin Lighthouse: A Brief History -by Cyril Ayris ( Western Australia )

By: Ayris, Cyril

Price: $19.14

Publisher: Australia, West Perth, AU: Cyril Ayris Freelance / Self Published, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160496

ISBN: 0646277871

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


---------softcover, about 8.25w x 7.5h inches, a Very Good+ copy, looks new but there is a some sunning to the spine, 40 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Fridtjof Nansen:  His Life and Explorations -by J Arthur Bain  ( Polar Explorer / Arctic )

Fridtjof Nansen: His Life and Explorations -by J Arthur Bain ( Polar Explorer / Arctic )

By: Bain, J Arthur ( Fridtjof Nansen related)

Price: $19.14

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: S W Partridge & Co., 1897, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 159040

Condition: Very Good (see description)


----------hardcover, about 5 x 7.5 inches, a solid Very Good copy in red cloth, decorated front board and spine, light rubbing and tip wear, sunning to the spine, ink name and date on front blank endpaper, a bit of age toning predominately to the endpapers, faded patch on rear board, 160 pages plus 16 pages of ads, b&w illustrations and plates, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Pitcairn:  Children of Mutiny -a Study of an Extraordinary Society with a New Look at the Bounty Mutiny and the Roles of William Bligh and Fletcher Christian ( Pitcairn Island )

Pitcairn: Children of Mutiny -a Study of an Extraordinary Society with a New Look at the Bounty Mutiny and the Roles of William Bligh and Fletcher Christian ( Pitcairn Island )

By: Ball, Ian M

Price: $11.46

Publisher: Boston, Massachussetts, Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156487

ISBN: 0316079383

Condition: Good (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 5.75 x 8.5 inches, a solid Good exlibrary copy in an attractive Very Good price clipped dustjacket, usual library marks and stamps in book, library sticker on the spine of the jacket, 380pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo, View more info

Image for The Face of Britain:  Scottish Border Country - Travellers' Edition  / Roxburghshire and Parts of Northumberland, Cumberland, Berwickshire, Selkirkshire and Dumfrieeshire ( Scotland )

The Face of Britain: Scottish Border Country - Travellers' Edition / Roxburghshire and Parts of Northumberland, Cumberland, Berwickshire, Selkirkshire and Dumfrieeshire ( Scotland )

By: Banks, F R

Price: $11.46

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: BT Batsford Ltd, 1951, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156339

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------trade paperback, about 5.5 x 8.25 inches, a Very Good+ copy, in an attractive Good dustjacket with some browning to the spine, half inch to an inch loss at upper spine tip of jacket, 152 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood by Beth Baron / Stanford University Press

The Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood by Beth Baron / Stanford University Press

By: Baron, Beth / Stanford University Press

Price: $19.14

Publisher: California, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158743

ISBN: 0804791384

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, 245 pages, b&w photos, ---"On a sweltering June morning in 1933 a fifteen-year-old Muslim orphan girl refused to rise in a show of respect for her elders at her Christian missionary school in Port Said. Her intransigence led to a beating—and to the end of most foreign missions in Egypt—and contributed to the rise of Islamist organizations. Turkiyya Hasan left the Swedish Salaam Mission with scratches o... View more info

Image for SCREEN STYLE:  Fashion and Femininity in 1930s Hollywood -by Sarah Berry / University of Minnesota Press ( Marlene Dietrich Photo Cover )( 1930 s / 1930's )

SCREEN STYLE: Fashion and Femininity in 1930s Hollywood -by Sarah Berry / University of Minnesota Press ( Marlene Dietrich Photo Cover )( 1930 s / 1930's )

By: Berry, Sarah

Price: $25.54

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2000, 1st edition, First Printing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162451

ISBN: 0816633126

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, about 6w x 9.25h inches, a near Fine example, in a Near Fine dustjacket, 234 pages, b&w photos, ---"Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich-all were icons of beauty and glamour in 1930s Hollywood. Screen Style reveals the impact of celebrities like these on women filmgoers, looking beyond the surface of the films and fashions of the era-often described as forms of escapism from the difficult realities of the Depression-to show how Hollywood ... View more info

Image for Biggle Berry Book: Small Fruit Facts from Bud to Box Conserved Into Understandable Form -The Biggle Farm Library (inc. Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Dewberry, Currants, Gooseberries, The Grape, Huckleberry, Buffalo Berry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Goumi)

Biggle Berry Book: Small Fruit Facts from Bud to Box Conserved Into Understandable Form -The Biggle Farm Library (inc. Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Dewberry, Currants, Gooseberries, The Grape, Huckleberry, Buffalo Berry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Goumi)

By: Biggle, Jacob

Price: $31.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.: Wilmer Atkinson Co. ( Biggle Farm Library Berry Book ), 1913, 5th Edition, 1st Printing: 1913

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157348

Condition: Good (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 3.75 x 5.5 inches, blue cloth with decorated front board with lettering on the spine and front board, a solid Good copy, light tip wear, a bit of rubbing, one page has a short closed tear, 144 pages, colour plates as well as b&w photos, all plates are present and are nice and bright, contents include: Making a Beginning; Cultivation, Mulching, Irrigation; Spray Pumps and Formulas; The Strawberry; The Raspberry; The Blackberry; The Dewberry; C... View more info

Image for The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham

The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham

By: Birmingham, Kevin ( James Joyce related)

Price: $15.30

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y./ New York: Penguin, 2014, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 2014

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158758

ISBN: 1594203369

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 417 pages, b&w photos, ---"For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce’s big blue book, Ulysses, ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of Ulysses was also its dan... View more info

Image for Flight of the Eagle:  A Strategic History of the United States -by Conrad Black -a Signed Copy ( USA / United States of America )

Flight of the Eagle: A Strategic History of the United States -by Conrad Black -a Signed Copy ( USA / United States of America )

By: Black, Conrad (signed); Introductory Note By Henry Kissinger

Price: $28.10

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Signal / McClelland and Stewart / M&S, 2013, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 2013

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 161077

ISBN: 077101371X

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed with inscription "To T_____, with best wishes. Conrad Black", 746 pages, b&w photos, ---"spanning from the New World through the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, acclaimed writer and historian Conrad Black examines the rise of the world's supreme power, its recent decline, and its ultimate strengths and future, and the contributions of leading figures, including Benj... View more info

Image for Ways of Staying:  Kevin Bloom -a Signed Copy ( South Africa / African Journalist / Journalism )

Ways of Staying: Kevin Bloom -a Signed Copy ( South Africa / African Journalist / Journalism )

By: Bloom, Kevin (signed)

Price: $12.74

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Portobello, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 148347

ISBN: 1846272653

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------softcover, about 6 x 8 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed by Bloom, ---"As a journalist, Kevin Bloom had witnessed and reported on the rising tide of violence in post-Apartheid South Africa. But when his own cousin was killed in a vicious random attack, the questions he'd been asking about the troubling political and social changes in his country took on a sickeningly personal urgency. Suddenly, it felt as though this South Africa was no longe... View more info

Image for Royal Marines Records 1837 - 1914, Part iii:  Royal Marines Historical Society Special Publication No. 5

Royal Marines Records 1837 - 1914, Part iii: Royal Marines Historical Society Special Publication No. 5

By: Blumberg, General Sir H E; Edited By Donald, Major A J and J D Ladd / The Royal Marines Historical Society

Price: $24.26

Publisher: England, Eastney, Southsea, Hants, UK: RM Museum / The Royal Marines Historical Society, 1982, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155347

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------softcover, about 8.25 x 11.5 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light rubbing, 55 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . View more info

Image for Burton in Wirral -A History ( Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire, England / Local History )

Burton in Wirral -A History ( Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire, England / Local History )

By: Booth, P H W (editor)

Price: $12.74

Publisher: England, Burton, South Wirral, UK: The Burton and South Wirral Local History Society, 1984, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154462

ISBN: 0950914509

Condition: Very Good (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Very Good copy, a bit of light rubbing and edge wear, a tight square copy, 259 pages, b&w photos, includes maps including PLAN for use with A Tour of Burton in 1851, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED/// View more info

Sterner Years: An Exhibition on the Life and Works of Sir Winston Churchill from the John G Edison Collection: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto 20 September - 31 October 1990

By: Bradshaw, Graham ( Exhibition and Text )Landon, Richard, Director, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library / Winston Spencer ( S ) Churchill Related

Price: $12.74

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 1990, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148576

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------stapled pamphlet, a Near Fine copy, 23 pages, b&w photographs, small band of lighter colour along bottom edge of front cover, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Sterner Years: An Exhibition on the Life and Works of Sir Winston Churchill from the John G Edison Collection: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto 20 September - 31 October 1990

By: Bradshaw, Graham ( Exhibition and Text )Landon, Richard, Director, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library / Winston Spencer ( S ) Churchill Related

Price: $12.74

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 1990, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148577

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------stapled pamphlet, a Near Fine copy, 23 pages, b&w photographs, small band of lighter colour along bottom edge of front cover, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info