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NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON., Roberts, Andrew.
41 Roberts, Andrew. NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2001 0297646079 / 9780297646075 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps/battle plans. "At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis of (his) compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
42 Robertson, William and Prescott, William H. HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF CHARLES THE FIFTH. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE EMPEROR'S LIFE AFTER HIS ABDICATION BY WILLIAM H. PRESCOTT. 2 VOLUME SET.
George Routledge & Sons, London, n.d. 
552 pp, 587 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard covers (brick-colored cloth with gold lettering on spines and front boards) - 2 volume set. Previous owner's name stamp on front free endpapers, very light browning to pages, small foxing marks and light to moderate browning to first and last few pages in each volume, vol. II has two page signatures slightly protuding at fore-edge of textblock, browning to edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump to some corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, light rubbing, very small bump/tear at fore-edge and bottom edge of front board of vol. I., very small dent on spine of vol. I. Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON'S EXPEDITION TO RUSSIA., Segur, Philippe de, General Count.  Edited by Christopher Summerville.
43 Segur, Philippe de, General Count. Edited by Christopher Summerville. NAPOLEON'S EXPEDITION TO RUSSIA.
New York Carroll & Graf, New York. 2003 0786711744 / 9780786711741 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
306 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "An immediate sensation when it was first published in 1824 under the title 'History of the Expedition to Russia, Undertaken by the Emperor Napoleon in the Year 1812', this remarkable chronicle offers an at once extraordinary heroic and profoundly tragic first-hand narrative of the campaign that in a space of six months claimed 1,000,000 lives and set in motion the chain of events that culminated in the fall of France's First Empire....Astutely edited by Christopher Summerville to add narrative momentum without sacrificing the power and drama of the original, this new one-volume edition of Segur's massive work concentrates on the campaign's key events - from Napoleon's fateful crossing of the Niemen into Lithuania with 500,000 men on June 24, 1812, to the final retreat, with 10,000 survivors, on 14 December....includes a specially commissioned campaign map, a chronology, a biographical list of principal personalities, historical and explanatory notes, and a bibliography to clarify the text and context of Segur's celebrated and unsparing history." Remainder mark on top of text block - bleeds slightly into page margin. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minoe rubbing, faint patterned line impression across top of rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
44 Thorpe, Gav. Cover art by Kenson Low. WARHAMMER. THE LAST CHANCERS DUOLOGY. 1. 13TH LEGION. 2. KILL TEAM. 2 VOLUME SET.
(Games Workshop, Nottingham, 2001, Ist printings.) 
274 pp, 277 pp, mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "Across a hundred blasted war-zones upon a dozen bloody worlds, the convict soldiers of the 13th Penal Legion fight a desperate battle for redemption in the eyes of the immortal Emperor. In this endless war against savage orks, merciless eldar and the insidious threat of Chaos, Lieutenant Kage and the Last Chancers must fight, not to win, but merely to survive!" Interiors - small book store stamp and old price on first page of book 2, othe rwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, small soft crease to front cover of book 1, spines flat with faint crease. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SAMURAI: THE WORLD OF THE WARRIOR., Turnbull, Stephen.
45 Turnbull, Stephen. SAMURAI: THE WORLD OF THE WARRIOR.
Osprey, Oxford, 2003, 3rd printing. 
224 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1841767409 Map endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "The world of the samurai - the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan - has for too long been associated solely with military history. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. Familiar topic s s u c h as the cult of suicide, ritualised revenge and the lore of the samurai sword are seen in the context of an all-encompassing warrior culture that was expressed through art and poetry as much as through violence. Using themed chapters, th e b oo k st ud i es the samurai through their historical development and their relationship to the world around them - relationships that are shown to persist in Japan even today." Bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of sp in e, mi no r e dge w rinkling at top edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE STOLEN THRONE / HAMMER AND ANVIL / THE THOUSAND CITIES.  THE FIRST THREE VOLUMES OF "THE TIME OF TROUBLES" CYCLE., Turtledove, Harry.
46 Turtledove, Harry. THE STOLEN THRONE / HAMMER AND ANVIL / THE THOUSAND CITIES. THE FIRST THREE VOLUMES OF "THE TIME OF TROUBLES" CYCLE.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Cover Art by Steve Youll (volumes 1&2) and Michael Herring (volume 3). 
3 volumes, 6 13/16" H. 1. The Stolen Throne: 356 pp, 1995 1st printing, ISBN 0345380479 - "An uneasy peace had prevailed these last few years between the Empire of Videssos and rival Makuran. But now Makuran's King of Kings alerted his border holdings - even the small fortress where Abivard's father was lord - to prepare for barbarian raids. But Abivard himself received a warning of a different sort: an eerie prophecy of a field, a hill, and a shield shining across the sea. Before a season had turned, his father and his King lay dead upon the field of battle - the very place foreseen in the vision. Abivard hastened home to defend his family and his land. To his dismay, the most urgent danger came not from marauding tribes, or from Videssos, but from the capital. An obscure and greedy bureaucrat had captured the crown; the rightful heir had disappared, and no mortal man would say where he might be found." 2. Hammer and Anvil: 372 pp, 1996 1st printing, ISBN 0345380487 - "A pretender held the throne (of Videssos) - a despot who cared little that barbarian hordes and rival realms carved away at his empire, so long as the wealth and booty of the land satisfied his unbridled appetites. Only one name held hope for freedom: Maniakes. And from his exile on the very edge of the civilized world, young Maniakes took up the challenge, rallied his forces, and sailed off to topple the tyrant. But the tyrant would use every means at his disposal - fair or most hideously foul - to destroy the crusading upstart. And even if Maniakes could stay alive, he would still have to pull together a battered, divided land as well as fend off a host of enemies - and thwart the former friend who had become his empire's most deadly foe!" 3. The Thousand Cities: 404 pp, 1997 1st printing, ISBN 0345380495 - "Abivard, marshal of Makuran, pondered the impossible. How could he carry out the command of Sharbaraz, King of Kings, to destroy the invincible Empire of Videssos? Then, against all expectations, the Emperor of Videssos invaded Makuran itself. Abivard was thrust on the defensive, forced homeward to drive the invaders from the fabled land of the Thousand Cities. Abivard needed not only his greatest battle skills but his most powerful magicians, for no one doubted that Videssian military strategy would be accompanied by the finest sorcery. Yet even as reality reversed itself and renegades plotted Abivard's ruin, the undaunted warrior vowed never to surrender - ." Interiors - book I has previous owner's name in inside of front cover, book II has light to moderate wrinkling at top corner of pages 301 to 332 - small tear archivally taped on the last four page leaves, otherwise books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - book II spine is slightly concave and has slight lean, book III has bookstore stamp on inside of front cover, 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
47 Waley, Arthur, translator. Abridged by Alison Waley. ADVENTURES OF THE MONKEY GOD
Singapore Graham Brash 1988 9971490455 / 9789971490454 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - Georgette, Boner. Cover by Elaine Wee. 
223 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(O)ne of China's favourite classics, (this) is the Far East's story of evolution: the religions, the philosophies, the legends of the oldest civilisation on earth. Monkey is mankind - full of faults, mischievous, ambitious and vain. But he is also generous, valiant and intrepid. He is deliquent, but also delightful. He cannot resist challenge; he loathes self-pity; above all, he despises despair." Interior - bump to top corner of text block, tiny ink "x" on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - bump at top corner of covers, minor rubbing on covers, slight twist to spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROMAN EMPIRE., Wells, Colin.
48 Wells, Colin. THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1992 Second Edition, Updated. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
366 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps/plans. "In this updated edition of his classic work, Colin Wells offers a vivid, sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235. He has three aims: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Wells centers his narrative in a comprehensive chronological account of Roman political life from Augustus to the Severans. Interspersed are lively discussions of events occuring outside Rome and conditions throughout the rest of the empire. Reflecting the most recent scholarship, Wells pays particular attention to what literary and archaeological sources can reveal about Roman art and architecture, religion, education, law, and government." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, thin 1" light stain on top of two page leaves, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine/front hinge area - very light elsewhere, some light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
49 Williams, Michael, Williams, Terri, Kirchoff, Mary, Niles, Douglas, Severson, Ellen Dodge, Grubb, Jeff. DRAGONLANCE. VILLAINS SERIES. VOLUME I. BEFORE THE MASK. VOLUME II. THE BLACK WING. VOLUME III. EMPEROR OF ANSALON. VOLUME IV. HEDERICK THE THEOCRAT. VOLUME V. LORD TOEDE. VOLUME VI. THE DARK QUEEN. 6 VOLUME SET.
TSR, (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 1993/2nd, 1993/4th, 1993/1st, 1994/1st, 1994/1st, 1994/1st). 
312 pp, 314 pp, 308 pp, 310 pp, 313 pp, 313 pp, paperbacks - 6 volumes. Cover art by Jeff Easley, interior b&w art by Karl Waller and Jeff Butler. "The Villains Series explores the corrupted origins of the malevolent minions of Takhisis, Queen of Darkness ." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor/light edge wear/rubbing, tiny area of surface paper loss at top of spine of vol 5, a few tiny corner creases, spines are flat with very light creases on vol. 5. Overall, a very attractive set. VG+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND., Wilson, Colin.
50 Wilson, Colin. A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND.
London Granada 1984 0246116366 / 9780246116369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
702 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)ells the story of human violence from Peking Man to the Mafia, taking into account the calculated sadism of the Assyrians, the opportunism of the Greek pirates, the brutality that made Rome the 'razor king of the Mediterranean', the mindless destruction of the Vandals, the mass slaughter of Genghis Khan, Tamurlane, Ivan the Terrible, Vlad the Impaler - - . Each age has its own characteristic pattern of crime. In the past three centuries crime has changed and evolved until the sex killer and the mass murderer have become symbols of all that is worst about our civilization. But this is not just a study of human depravity: it is an attempt to place crime in perspective against human discovery, exploration and invention. The result is a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence." Light toning to top edge and fore-edge of text block, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, light browning at top edge of flaps and top inside edge of jacket, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRY TALES., Zwerger, Lisbeth, selected and illustrated by.  Translated by Anthea Bell.  (Hans Christian Andersen.)
51 Zwerger, Lisbeth, selected and illustrated by. Translated by Anthea Bell. (Hans Christian Andersen.) HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRY TALES.
Saxonville, MA Picture Book Studio 1991 0887081827 / 9780887081828 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - Lisbeth Zwerger. 
104 pp, 10 7/8" H. Colour illustrations. "The Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration is aptly named, for it is the highest international award, recognizing lifetime achievement and contribution to the field of illustration for children. It seems fitting that as Lisbeth Zwerger was accepting this Medal in 1990, she was already at work on this book which honors the namesake of the award." Contents: The Sandman; The Jumpers; Thumbeline; The Tinderbox; The Rose Tree Regiment; The Naughty Boy; The Swineherd; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Princess and the Pea; The Nightingale; The Little Match Girl. Bump to top corner of boards - migrates slightly into first 30 pages, light wear at bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - more at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with a few very small chips/tears (archivally taped), minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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