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81 Mitford, Jessica. Introduced by A.N. Wilson. HONS AND REBELS.
London Folio Society 2010 Hard Cover Fine 
267 pp, 8vo (9" H), bound in cloth and printed with a design by Yann le Bec, based on a design by Gavin Morris - in slipcase. Jessica Mitford's autobiography, taking us up until the time her husband, Esmond Romilly, left her in the United States to fight in the Second World War. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MONEY THAT MONEY CAN'T BUY., Munro, James.
82 Munro, James. THE MONEY THAT MONEY CAN'T BUY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jacket design by Larry Ratzkin. 
241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The killing of a Chinese spy by three Russians in Northern England compels retaliation by Loomis, chief of Department K. John Craig abducts a Russian agents in Spain, narrowly escaping the Spanish police in a wild sea chase to Gibraltar, and picks up a batch of counterfeit money in the bargain. Meanwhile, Loomis has uncovered a fanatic anti-Communist organization in Britain which is trying to make trouble between Russia, Britain, and the United States. The suspected leader is a publishing tycoon. Before Craig is able to make sense of the situation, he undergoes some strange experiences in a simulated Wild West town and is almost broken by extreme torture. Once again, James Munro has written a superb and bizarre suspense novel." A few very small creases at top edge of pages 79 to 90. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear, light soiling on rear panel, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ART DIRECTOR'S INDEX TO PHOTOGRAPHERS 7.  VOLUME 1. EUROPE.  (I), N/A
83 N/A ART DIRECTOR'S INDEX TO PHOTOGRAPHERS 7. VOLUME 1. EUROPE. (I)
RotoVision, Geneva, 1980. 
398 pp, 4to (12 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 2880460182 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "As the world of the photograph increases and spreads so must the authoritative book. This volume of European photography contains the w ork of some 260 top professional photographers throughout the continent and is printed by Roto-Sadag in Geneva, Switzerland, to the high standards demanded by the quality of their work...." Trilingual text (English/French/German). Countri e s c o v e r e d: Austria, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom. Slight waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock, minor soiling mark on top of textblock. Dust jac ke t h as m in or e dg e wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
GUIA DEL MUSEO DEL EJERCITO., N/A
84 N/A GUIA DEL MUSEO DEL EJERCITO.
Jose M.a Fiestas, Madrid, 1984. 
151 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 8439810458 SPANISH TEXT. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with color photographs, b&w floor plans. Indice: Introduccion; Historia del Museo del Ejercit o; El edificio y su situacion; El Palacio del Buen Retiro; Vestibulo y escalera real; Planta de Infanteria; Planta de Caballeria; Planta de Ingenieros; Planta de Artilleria. Minor edge wear, minor rubbing, place and date in ink on half ti t l e p a g e . Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CREATURE IN THE MAP:  A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO., Nicholl, Charles.
85 Nicholl, Charles. THE CREATURE IN THE MAP: A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO.
New York William Morrow 1995 0688146007 / 9780688146009 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
398 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "In May 1595, a hundred Englishmen - 'gentlemen, soldiers, rowers, boat-keepers, boys, and of all sorts' - rowed up a river in South America in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado. They were led by Sir Walter Ralegh, forty years old, ready to hazard his fading reputation on this doomed gamble. Four hundred years later Charles Nicholl follows their trail into the strange terrain of this enduring international obsession. The journey begins with Ralegh's curious 'charte' in the British Museum and leads through the labyrinthine delta of the Orinoco River and up into the rugged Guiana highlands of southern Venezuela, the setting of Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'. A night with a Warao tobacco shaman, an encounter with the jungle-hermit Laime, bush pilot Jimmy Angel's stories of earlier days, life in the shantytowns of the region's gold diggers - these color and deepen the book's intense recollection of that original Elizabethan expedition. In this vivid reconstruction, Nicholls blends historical scholarship with idiosyncratic reportage in a unique and fascinating mix." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, slight fading to some of the spine and front hinge colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
86 O'Brian, Patrick. THE GOLDEN OCEAN.
Macmillan, (London, 1970), reissue, revised edition. 
253 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w double page map. Based on the true account of Commodore Anson's, (RN), circumnavigation of the world in the eighteenth century, told from the perspective of young Peter Palofox, a midshipman on the Centurion. T wo light stains to free front endpaper, minor soiling to edge of blank page at rear, light bumping to bottom corner and fore edge of front board, minor wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jac k e t h a s l i g ht edgewear/rubbing/soiling, four closed tears along top edge (up to 1"), wrinkling to edges, light scratching to rear panel. Scan available on request. VG-/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
I SERVE:  REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE 3RD CARABINIERS (PRINCE OF WALES'S DRAGOON GUARDS)., Oatts, L.B., Lieutenant-Colonel.
87 Oatts, L.B., Lieutenant-Colonel. I SERVE: REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE 3RD CARABINIERS (PRINCE OF WALES'S DRAGOON GUARDS).
Self-published, 1966. 
333 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold badge represented on front board) - no dust jacket. Color plates, b&w photographs, fold-out maps. Contents: Sedgemoor to the Treaty of Utrecht, 1685-1714; Th e Jacobite Rebellions and the Seven Years' War, 1715-1789; The Napoleonic Wars and Their Aftermath, 1799-1830; Industrial Troubles, The Crimean War and the Consolidation of the British Empire, 1831-1899; The South African War to the Outbrea k o f t h e First World War, 1899-1914; The First World War, 1914-1918; Amalgamation, Mechanisation, The Second World War, and Postscript, 1919-1965; Appendices: The 25th Dragoons; The Natal Carbineers; The Windsor Regiment (Royal Canadian Armour ed Co rp s ); C ol o nels of the Regiment; Lieutenant-Colonels in Command; Uniforms and the Standard; Regimental Music; Casualties, Honours and Awards; Regimental Collect. Minor browning to edges of pages and edges of textblock, light shelf soil ing on bot to m o f t ext bl ock, slight cigarette odor, light edge wear, light wrinkling to bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST LINGUA FRANCA:  ENGLISH UNTIL THE RETURN OF BABEL., Ostler, Nicholas.
88 Ostler, Nicholas. THE LAST LINGUA FRANCA: ENGLISH UNTIL THE RETURN OF BABEL.
New York Walker 2010 0802717713 / 9780802717719 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "English has become the world's lingua franca - the most widely spoken in human history, (but the author argues that it) stands to be displaced as the world's language. The primary causes for the spread of lingua francas over time have been military empire-building, networks of commercial enterprise, and missionary religion. Ostler explores each of these inspirations through the lens of civilizations spanning the globe, from China and India to Persia, Africa, and Europe. Two long-term trends emerge that suggest the reasons for ultimate decline: Elites are the prime users of lingua francas, yet democratization in politics and rising equality in society tend to bring them down. At present, international English worldwide is spoken not by majorities, but by elites; and the countries where English is spoken natively are losing their command of the world's economic heights. Soon, the rising wealth of states such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China will shrink any international preference for English. These trends are now reinforced by a new development in modern technology. There will soon be instant translation among major languages, enhancing the global usefulness of mother tongues and lessening the necessity for any future lingua franca to be learned. Increasingly, each nation will speak as it pleases, and yet the world will understand." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling light at bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of front flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOLLOWING THE DRUM: WOMEN IN WELLINGTON'S WARS., Page, F.C.G., Brigadier.  Foreword by Elizabeth Longford.
89 Page, F.C.G., Brigadier. Foreword by Elizabeth Longford. FOLLOWING THE DRUM: WOMEN IN WELLINGTON'S WARS.
Andre Deutsch, London, 1986, first edition. 
150 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0233979603 B&w illustrations. "Although the Duke of Wellington's Peninsular War and Waterloo campaigns (1808-15) have been well documented by the great military historians, biographers and diarists of the period, many general readers are unaware that it was the custom of each regiment to be accompanied by a number of wives when it left England to go to war. Now Brigadier Page has unearthed a wealth of fascinating detail a b o u t t h ese dedicated women, who made a contribution to morale, and hence to victory, that has never before been fully acknowledged. In an elegant and lively style, he describes the selection process whereby wives drew 'To-Go' of 'Not-to-Go' t ic ke ts o u t of a hat, their life on the troopships and their semi-official role as cooks and washerwomen to the invading army. He also recounts the experiences of the large entourage of Spanish, Portuguese and French women who shared the suffe rin g a nd dan ge rs en dured by their English admirers until the fighting was over, and were very often abandoned when the troops returned home. Many of the women were faithful, courageous and hardworking, others flighty and lacking in discipline , bu t th ey all cop ed with incredible harship in order to keep their families together and to bring some light and comfort into the brutal lives of the fighting soldiers. (This book weaves) authentic historical detail in accounts of individual h erois m, tr age dy a nd c ome dy, a ll of which are tremendously engaging and very well told. Culled from diaries and memoirs of the men who fought in Wellington's campaigns, and enhanced by contemporary illustrations, these stories make a genuine contri bution to schol arshi p an d prov ide a lasting tribute to the women who followed the drum." Dust jacket has been price clipped, minor wrinkle at top of spine, minor rubbing, wrinkle in laminate on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
90 Parkinson, Roger. THE PENINSULAR WAR.
Hart-Davis MacGibbon, London, (1973). 
208 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w and color reproductions, maps. "It began in 1808 with Napoleon at the height of his power, and ended with his attempted suicide in 1814; he called it his 'Spanish ulcer'. It began w ith the young Sir Arthur Wellesley eighth in official line of command, and saw his rise to the title of Duke of Wellington and Britain's greatest general; in a series of savagely-fought battles - Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vitoria - Wellington's 'scum' avenged Corunna and swept Spain clean of France's finest troops..." Very light edge wear to boards, top corners of boards light bumped, small bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has crease at top of rear flap, light edge wrinkling, scuffs at top edge of front flap, minor edge wear elsewhere. VG/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
REVISTA DE HISTORIA MILITAR.  ANO XLV.  2001.  NUM. 90.  (SHOWS "ANO XLIV" ON SPINE), Pedro Canas Navarro; Ana Echevarria Arsuaga; Ignacio Cervello Buranes; Guillermo G. Calleja Leal; Enrique Perez Perez; Gustavo Placer Cervera; Franscisco Perez Guzman; Fernando Castillo Caceres.
91 Pedro Canas Navarro; Ana Echevarria Arsuaga; Ignacio Cervello Buranes; Guillermo G. Calleja Leal; Enrique Perez Perez; Gustavo Placer Cervera; Franscisco Perez Guzman; Fernando Castillo Caceres. REVISTA DE HISTORIA MILITAR. ANO XLV. 2001. NUM. 90. (SHOWS "ANO XLIV" ON SPINE)
Instituto de Historia y Cultura Militar, Madrid, 2001. 
298 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. SPANISH TEXT ONLY. Articles: Aspectos juridico-censales en el ejercito romano; La guardia morisca: un Cuerpo desconocido del ejercito medieval espanol; La informaci on y las decisiones en la Batalla de Bailen; Madrid: de la noche de San Daniel al Cuartel de San Gil; El fondo de franquicias postales militares en el Museo del Ejercito de Madrid; Las campanas militares del general Valeriano Weyler durante l a g u e r r a de Cuba: apuntes para una valoracion historica; La Segunda Guerra Mundial en Siria y Libano; Documentos: Sentencia recaida contra el Excelentisimo Senor General de Division Don Jose Toral y Velazquez y otros por las capitulacion al em en i go d e fu er zas del Ejercito en Santiago de Cuba (1899). Interior - tiny crease to top corner of approx. page 200 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small corner creases on covers, slight bu mp at to p/b ot tom of spine, book very slightly cocked, soft creases on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
HEMINGWAY AND FILM., Phillips, Gene D.  Introduction by Carlos Baker.  (Ernest Hemingway.)
92 Phillips, Gene D. Introduction by Carlos Baker. (Ernest Hemingway.) HEMINGWAY AND FILM.
Frederick Unger, New York, 1980. 
192 pp, 8 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0804466440 B&w photographs. "Ernest Hemingway's fiction presents the film adaptor with special problems....In his penetrating study, Gene Phillips pinpoints the difficulty in turning Hemingway's subtle fiction into movie material. Some of Hollywood's finest talents have responded to the challenge. Beginning in 1932 with Frank Borazge's 'A Farewell to Arms', starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes, several directors have tried their hand - Sam Wood ('For Wh om the Bell Tolls', 1943), Howard Hawks ('To Have and to Have Not', 1944), and Henry King ('The Sun Also Rises', 1957). They drew on the not inconsiderable skills of such screenwriters as Dudley Nichols, William Faulkner, and John Houston. The r e s ults met with varying success. In exploring the reasons why, the book draws added validity from interviews with many of the directors and cinematographers involved in the persistent attempts to translate Hemingway into cinematic images. Carl os B ak er's moving essay, 'Hemingway's Last Appeal', sets the tone for this thematic investigation. For the interested reader or film student, the book also includes a filmography, selected bibliography, and photographs." Interior - very light b row nin g t o inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, very minor soiling, old price sticker on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DAILY LIFE IN HOLLAND IN THE YEAR 1566 AND THE STORY OF MY ANCESTOR'S TREASURE CHEST., Poortvliet, Rien.  Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford.  Calligraphy by Diane Lynch.
93 Poortvliet, Rien. Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford. Calligraphy by Diane Lynch. DAILY LIFE IN HOLLAND IN THE YEAR 1566 AND THE STORY OF MY ANCESTOR'S TREASURE CHEST.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1992, first American edition. 
208 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D) hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810933098 Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. "Characteristically evocative, the words and images in 'Daily Life in Holland' are rich in detail and delicate in colo ration, and perhaps the most beautiful of any of Poortvliet's works to date. In this fascinating saga, he recreates the lives of his forebears as they toiled and celebrated their way through daily existence. He does not conjure up a romantic v i s i o n of the past - the Dutch countryside was not all tulips and windmills! There were adversity and hard work, and we learn that 1566 was an extraordinary year in Holland, marked by famine and plague, great freezes, floods and droughts, comets a nd e ar thquakes, and an invasion by the Spanish as well. Poortvliet's colorful account unfolds before us to reveal how ordinary men, women, and children lived: what kinds of clothes they wore, what their houses were like, what they ate and how th ey coo ked . How did they celebrate Christmas? What did the people do for a livng and what kind of money did they have? What did a girl's engagement ring look like? How many different kinds of swords and firearms did they have? Exploring hi s ow n r oots , Po ortvliet captures the beauty of everyday life and livelihood in turbulent sixteenth-century Holland." Tiny stain on top of text block, a few tiny dints on bottom edges of boards, previous owner's signed bookplate on half-title pa ge. Dust jack et ha s very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dints on front panel, very light rubbing, very small bump on edge of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
94 Prucha, Francis Paul. THE SWORD OF THE REPUBLIC: THE UNITED STATES ARMY ON THE FRONTIER, 1783-1846.
Macmillan, (Toronto, 1969). 
442 pp, large 8vo (9 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w maps, plates. "....the story of federal troops called up to enforce paper possession with physical occupation when treaty and purchase opened up the region from the Appalachians west to the Mississippi and the vast new frontiers in the Louisiana Territory. The duties of these soldiers were to protect the settlers and to establish a military presence that maintained American rights with honor in the face of Indian intransigence and British and Spanish scheming. These soldiers, in accomplishing their mission, became farmers, roadbuilders, scientists, and lumbermen: pioneers of the new West. At Fallen Timbers, Tippecanoe, and the Thames, the federal military forces met the early challenge from the Indian nations and their British allies. Military control of strategic points on the Great Lakes and western rivers enforced American control of the fur trade. Army endeavors shored up crumbling territorial edges where Spanish and British officials or traders weakened American power. (This book) recounts vividly the Blackhawk War and the Florida War. It details the construction of western forts and tells the tragic story of the removal of Indians from the East. It is a chronicle of the transition from wilderness to hard-core settlement." Two imprints of previous owners stamp on free front endpaper, light browning to fore-edge of textblock, light wrink ling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness in cloth at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear, light to moderate edge wrinkling, small tear with creases at top of rear panel, tiny tear at top of spine, small closed puncture on front hinge, crease down rear flap, light rubbing. VG/G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SPANISH CAPE MYSTERY:  A PROBLEM IN DEDUCTION.  BLAKISTON 137., Queen, Ellery.
95 Queen, Ellery. THE SPANISH CAPE MYSTERY: A PROBLEM IN DEDUCTION. BLAKISTON 137.
Philadelphia Triangle Books 1946 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
354 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H). Pale orange/buff cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering and decoration on front board. "Marco was sitting in his chair in the little private beach on rocky Spanish Cape, and he was quite dead. The dashing, handsome despoiler of women seemed to be musing no doubt on the hold he had over the frantic, desperate women in the house above him. For there was a faint smile on his strong and mocking face. But around his neck was an ugly line of red. The really startling thing about Marco's corpse was that he was naked. Under the long opera cloak draped about his virile figure, he was without coat, trousers or shirt - completely nude! Yet of all the people gathered at the house of Walter Godfrey, eccentric millionaire, on remote Spanish Cape, Marco's was the only face that did not wear the tense mask of dread. It was fortunate indeed that Ellery Queen, that amiable maestro of murder, happened to be vacationing nearby. He it is that solves the brutal and baffling case of the murdered philanderer, to the mingled horror and delight of the most hardened reader." Light browning to pages, a few pages with wrinkle at top part of page, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling and a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, minor darkening at top/bottom edges of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NEW CONQUISTADORS., Read, Jan.
96 Read, Jan. THE NEW CONQUISTADORS.
Evans Brothers, London, 1980. 
175 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0237455161 B&w maps, reproductions. "The war in which the native-born inhabitants of South America wrested control from the Spanish and Portuguese is little known in Britain. Yet, during the nineteenth century, the South American people were helped in their struggle for independence by thousands of British volunteers and mercenaries - the New Conquistadors of this book. In this fascinating account, Jan Read has both outlined the or igins and course of a campaign fought the length and breadth of a continent and drawn a vivid picture of the participants - the swashbuckling and fearless Lord Cochrane; William Brown, the amateur admiral; the embattled William Miller of Peru - a n d of the rank and file of the British and Irish Legions, conned into a desperate overseas adventure with promises of 'flags, banners, glory and riches'." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, minor bump at bottom of spine. Du s t j ac ke t h as minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MYSTERY ON THE DESERT / GEHEIMNIS DER WUSTE / SECRETO DE LA PAMPA., Reiche, Maria.  Signed.  Foreword by Professor Dr. Hermann Trimborn.
97 Reiche, Maria. Signed. Foreword by Professor Dr. Hermann Trimborn. MYSTERY ON THE DESERT / GEHEIMNIS DER WUSTE / SECRETO DE LA PAMPA.
(Maria Reiche, Nazca, Peru, 1987), 6th edition. 
92 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover with pictorial front board, no dust jacket (as issued). SIGNED AND DATED ON PRELIMINARY PAGE. Trilingual text (German/English/Spanish). B&w photos (1 fold-out with fold-out overlay), drawings, maps (1 fold- out), color photos. "Preliminaries for a scientific interpretation of the prehistoric ground-drawings of Nazca, Peru and introduction to their study." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny bump on front cover, minor rubbing. VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
98 Reyes, Luis. Illustraciones: Dionisio Alvarez Cueto. ESPANOLES EN LA SEGUNDA GUERRA MUNDIAL.
Aldaba Militaria, (Madrid, 1990). 
103 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. SPANISH TEXT. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, color plates (uniform studies). Introduccion; El Exilio Republicano y El Inicio de la Guerra Mundial; La 13 Demi-Brigade de la Legion Ext ranjera; La Division Leclerc; Los Comunistas Espanoles en la Gran Guerra Patria; Laminas; Explicacion de las Laminas. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine and rear hinge area. NF/VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
POEMS 1912-1926., Rilke, Rainer Maria.  Selected, translated and with an introduction by Michael Hamburger.
99 Rilke, Rainer Maria. Selected, translated and with an introduction by Michael Hamburger. POEMS 1912-1926.
Black Swan, Redding Ridge, CT, 1981. 
115 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0933806175 Bilingual text (German and English) on facing pages. "Subtitled 'An Unofficial Rilke', the poems selected by Hamburger lie mostly outside the official canon: experiments, unfinish ed workings, drafts and fragments. If some were 'occasional pieces', they are such from the hands of a master craftsman. Largely these poems probe and explore depths and angles partially hidden by the poet's public persona. Poems expressin g u n c e r tainty, doubt and despair - as well as moments of transcendence - these intimate works further round out Rilke's complex stature, revealing a kinship to D.H. Lawrence, alongside that of Nietzsche and Holderlin." Previous owner's chop m ar k ( st am p) o n half-title page. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light wear aon rear flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
100 Robertson, James Alexander. LOUISIANA UNDER THE RULE OF SPAIN, FRANCE, AND THE UNITED STATES, 1785-1807. 2 VOLUME SET.
Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland, Ohio, 1911 (c1910). 
Volume 1 - 376 pp, volume 2 - 391 pp., large 8vo, hard cover (no dust jacket). "The Social, Economic, and Political Conditions of the Territory represented in the Louisiana Purchase as portrayed in hitherto unpublished contemporary accounts by Dr. Paul Alliot and various Spanish, French, English and American Officials. Translated or trascribed from the original manuscripts, edited, annotated, and with bibliography and index by James Alexander Robertson. With special map of the Territory and other early maps and plans." The chapter containing the "Historical and Political Reflections on Louisiana" by Paul Alliot has the text in both English and French. Volume 1 has water damage to top of front board and top of spine causing heavy color loss, damage to cloth, distortion to board/spine in that area (up to 3/4" deep, but less in most areas), less damaging water marks at top of rear board, causing color loss and slight dye migration to top corner of rear pastedown and rear free endpaper, bottom of spine is faded and slightly frayed, some scattered water spots on boards and spine with varying degrees of color loss, center of spine is slightly concave, very light bump to bottom corner of front board, inside hinges startingto tear slightly, otherwise interior is clean and tight with many pages unopened. T.E.G. Volume 2 has light wear to corners of boards and top/bottom of spine, some light areas of soiling, scuffing and color loss to boards but no water damage like volume 1. The inside is clean and tight with many pages unopened. T.E.G. Both spines are slightly darkened. A scan of covers of volume 1 available on request. Volume 1 - G-, Volume 2 - VG 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
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