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THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C., McCullough, Colleen.  (Roden Cutler.)
181 McCullough, Colleen. (Roden Cutler.) THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C.
London Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 0297643924 / 9780297643920 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Roden Cutler's list of honours is long and impressive, but it is his sole decoration, the Victoria Cross, that marks him as a hero. Over 800,000 men and women served in the Australian armed forces during the Second World War, but only twenty were awarded the V.C. Colleen McCullough vividly shows us the life and times of the young soldier with the dashing good looks, the laconic humour and dislike of pretension who came back from the war determined to continue to support his mother, but, having lost a leg, with no idea how to do so. Yet by the age of 29 he was the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. His diplomatic career was to include stints in Ceylon, Egypt during the Suez crisis of 1956, Pakistan and New York. In 1966 he was appointed Governor of New South Wales; during his fifteen years in that office he shared with Captain Arthur Phillip and Lachlan Macquarie, he earned his own niche among them as the 'people's governor'. Much loved, still remembered as a man equally at home in the company of royalty or trade unionists." Light wrinkling at top of spine - less at bottom of spine, very tiny stain on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
182 McGill, David. LOWER HUTT: THE FIRST GARDEN CITY.
Lower Hutt City Council, (Petone, New Zealand), [1991]. 
235 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "...commissioned by the Lower Hutt City Council to commemorate the city's first 100 years...a very lively account of the history of the Hutt Valley from earliest recorded times, from the bustling frontier days of early European settlement to the more settled, respectable developments and innovations of this century's leading citizens and the residents who voted them into office. Twin strands run through (this book): the fertile soils and the dominance of the river that has been gradually brought under greater control. Together, they nutured great native forest centuries ago, supported successive waves of Maori and Pakeha farms and laid the foundations for market gardens, and some of the most spectacular formal gardens in the Southern Hemisphere..." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/creases - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. V G+/ VG 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
STANLEY.  2 VOLUME SET.  VOLUME I. THE MAKING OF AN AFRICAN EXPLORER.  VOLUME II. SORCERER'S APPRENTICE., McLynn, Frank.
183 McLynn, Frank. STANLEY. 2 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE MAKING OF AN AFRICAN EXPLORER. VOLUME II. SORCERER'S APPRENTICE.
Constable, London, 1989, 1991, first editions. 
411 pp, 499 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. ISBN 0094624208, ISBN 0094702209 Map endpapers, b&w plates. "Sir Henry Morton Stanley, greatest of African explorers and one of the most fascinating of late Victori an adventurers, is known popularly for his celebrated meeting with David Livingstone. But Stanley is by any reckoning a key figure in the history of the European penetration of the African continent. He was also a man of intriguing psycho l o g i c a l c omplexity - a complexity which Frank McLynn probes with sensitivity and understanding....Born into poverty and illegitimacy, with an infancy spent in a Welsh workhouse, (Stanley) survived a series of incredible adventures at sea and i n th e US A to em erge as a journalist of talent after the American Civil War. His coverage of the British Ethiopian expedition to chastise Emperor Theodore brought him to the attention of James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the 'New York Heral d T ri bun e' wh o com m iss ioned him to find Livingstone in darkest Africa. His historic meeting with Livingstone at Ujiji in 1871....was the scoop of the century. It brought him fame and fortune and the opportunity to carry out the greatest si ngle fe at i n t he w ho le o f Afri can exploration: crossing the continent from east to west and following the Congo to its Atlantic mouth. Behind these (and other) monumental achievements was a man who was a pathological liar, with sado-masochi stic tend encie s, w ho hi mse lf oc cu pied a blurred middle-ground between fantasy and reality. All this is the material of Frank McLynn's masterly study...." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines - tiny tear at top of spine of vol. 1, minor d iscol orati on at botto m of f ront board an d tin y soiling marks on top of textblock of vol. 2. Dust jackets have minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds, vol. 1 is price clipped and has tape on inside top edge in two place - tiny tear. Very Good+ /Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
184 Mears, John Henry. RACING THE MOON (AND WINNING). BEING THE STORY OF THE SWIFTEST JOURNEY EVER MADE, A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE BY AIRPLANE AND STEAMSHIP IN 23 DAYS, 15 HOURS, 21 MINUTES AND 3 SECONDS BY TWO MEN AND A DOG.
New York Rae D. Henkle 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
320 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. In 1928, John Henry Mears, Charles B.D. Collyer and Tailwind the dog completed the fastest (at that time) circumnavigation of the globe in a Fairchild Monoplane ('The City of New York') and on the steamship 'Olympic', passing through France, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Canada. Light erased pencil marks and previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, 6 small areas of embossed lines stamp mark on rear free endpaper, half of the front and rear pastedowns have paper residue and surface paper loss, one letter imprint from front free endpaper on half-title page, page 303 has a small embossed lines stamp mark, book is cracked at pages 161 & 209 - pages are holding firmly, very small hole in top margin of pages 199 to 202, tiny bump/tear at top edge of pages 87 to 120, tiny or very small tear to top edge of pages 152 to 174 - some archivally taped, browning (with a few foxing marks) and some light color fading on spine, a few light liquid marks and small scuffs on boards, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight corner bumps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE COLOUR OF PARIS.  HISTORIC, PERSONAL & LOCAL., Messieurs les Academiciens Goncourt.  M. Lucien Descaves, editor.  Introduction by M.L. Benedite.  Essay by Yoshio Markino.
185 Messieurs les Academiciens Goncourt. M. Lucien Descaves, editor. Introduction by M.L. Benedite. Essay by Yoshio Markino. THE COLOUR OF PARIS. HISTORIC, PERSONAL & LOCAL.
Toronto Musson First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Yoshio Markino. 
264 pp, 9 1/2" H. No date, but c1908. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, black illustration on front board, top edge gilt. Preface in French, all other text in English. 48 colour plates (including tissue-covered frontispiece) plus 12 sepia drawings - all present. Chapter headings: Of the Colour of Paris; Of Open Spaces; Of the Faubourgs: The Working Class; Of Politics and the Political World; Of the Theatre; Of Women in Paris; Of Journalism; Of Military Paris; Of Paris Finance; Of Education and the Paris Schools; Index. Small light mark from old label? and a 1/2" x 1 1/2" area of paper thinning due to pencil erasure at top corner of free front endpaper, some faint paper and glue residue on front pastedown - possibly from an old bookplate, small tear at bottom of front inside hinge archivally taped, light separation between several page gatherings but holding firm in binding, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light to moderate browning and some light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE BORIGAS:  THE HIDDEN HISTORY., Meyer, G.J.
186 Meyer, G.J. THE BORIGAS: THE HIDDEN HISTORY.
New York Bantam 2013 0345526910 / 9780345526915 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
478 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour plates, b&w maps, family trees. "The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G.J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu. (Did the) Borgias of legend actually exist? Grounding his narrative in exhaustive research and drawing from rarely examined key sources, Meyer brings fascinating new insight to the real people within the age-encrusted myth. Equally illuminating is the light he shines on the brilliant circles in which the Borgias moved and the thrilling era they helped to shape, when Western civilization simultaneously wallowed in appalling brutality and soared to extraordinary heights, a time of wars and political convulsions that reverberate to the present day." Slight lean to spine, bump and very small tear at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES., Miller, David.
187 Miller, David. BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES.
Washington, D.C. Brassey's 2001 1574882929 / 9781574882926 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The crusades, of which there were several, conducted by many forcees from different nations, were ultimately unsuccessful, the last crusaders being forced out of the Holy Land in 1291. However, as this fascinating history shows, they did serve to advance many military concepts. Notable among these were the logistics involved in moving thousands of combined forces across frequently hostile regions; fortifications and siege warfare; and armour and weapons. There were heroes and villians, too - again on both sides - and examples of great generalship, military ineptitude, magnamity, and atrocity. The most notable leaders during these conflicts were Richard I, Lionheart, King of England, and the saracen commander, Saladin. While they never met, each had a justifiable respect for the other. This handsome volume encapsulates all the intriguing contrasts between the combatant forces, outlining the formation of the Christian Military Orders - such as the Knights Hospitallers - and the ferocious saracen armies. It describes the major weapons, such as siege machines, as well as personal arms and armour, and the important battles. Liberally illustrated with maps and diagrams, plus contemporary and other illustrations of the people, places and warfare, (this book) is a highly readable military history of a period and events that have an enduring fascination for military enthusiast and general reader alike." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some small areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
188 Miquelon, Dale. DUGARD OF ROUEN: FRENCH TRADE TO CANADA AND THE WEST INDIES, 1729-1770.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1978 0773502998 / 9780773502994 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
282 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables, map. "From the letters and fragmentary accounts of Robert Dugard of Rouen, Professor Miquelon has brought to life the history of an eighteenth-century trading company. Robert Dugard and his associates were men who came of age at the right moment to capitalize on the political and financial stability of France during the thirty years after Utrecht, and on the widening opportunities of colonial trade. Their Societe du Canada was founded in 1729 to handle the Quebec trade, but soon they were also testing the sugar island trade. By 1742 their business with the West Indies was more profitable than their Canadian trade. But catastrophe trod upon the heels of success: between 1744 and 1748 most of their fleet was lost to shipwreck and war. Of the three remaining ships one was broken up, another relegated to the fishery, and the third given over to sugar hauling. At Quebec, Dugard's factors, Havy and Lefebvre, had remained and prospered in the fur trade, Labrador sealing, and the trade with France. Professor Miquelon describes their activities, which continued until their business was completely destroyed by the Conquest of Canada." Bump to top of spine, three corners have tiny or small bump. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BONNIE SCOTLAND., Moncrieff, A.R. Hope.
189 Moncrieff, A.R. Hope. BONNIE SCOTLAND.
London A. & C. Black 1912 Third Printing Hard Cover Good Sutton Palmer. 
255 pp, 9" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, black lettering on front board, green, pink and black floral decorations (thistles on spine, thistles and heather on front board). 75 colour plates with tissue covers bearing captions (collated). "The author does not attempt elaborate word-pictures that would seem pale beside the artist's colouring. His design has been, as accompaniment to these beautiful landscapes, an outline of Scotland's salient features, with glimpses at its history, national character, and customs, and at the literature that illustrates this country for the English-speaking world. The mainland only is dealt with in this volume, which it is intended to follow up with another on the Highlands and Islands." Chapter headings: The Borders; Auld Reekie; The Trossach Road; The Kingdom of Fife; The Fair City; The Highland Line; "Aberdeen Awa'!"; To John o' Groat's House; The Great Glen; Glasgow and the Clyde; The Whig Country; Galloway. Light toning to endpapers, colour plate opposite page 152 has fore-edge wear/creasing and a few tiny stains at top corner - tissue guard has fore-edge creasing/wear/tiny tears and chips, colour plate opposite page 122 has two very small areas of green printing ink in margin with some offset on tissue guard, some light foxing between pages 47 & 49 including a colour plate/tissue, light browning to edges of text block including a few very small foxing marks, light edge wear, light rubbing and some light discolouration on boards, darkening to the spine colour, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
190 Morse, Eric W. Foreword by Sigurd F. Olson. CANOE ROUTES OF THE VOYAGEURS: THE GEOGRAPHY AND LOGISTICS OF THE CANADIAN FUR TRADE.
Toronto / St. Paul Quetico Foundation of Ontario / Minnesota Historical Society 1962 Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
41 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This account of the life and times of the voyageurs appeared as a series of three articles in the May, July and August, 1961, issues of the Canadian Geographical Journal under the title 'Voyageur's Highway', and has been reprinted expressly for the Quetico Foundation of Ontario and the Minnesota Historical Society." Section headings: The Waterways of the Fur Trade; Overcoming Navigational Obstacles; The Logistics of the Canadian Fur Trade; Contribution to the Development of Canada; Reading List. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one slight corner crease, 6" knife cut on front cover - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ACADIENSIA NOVA (1598-1779).  VOLUME I.  NEW AND UNPUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND OTHER DATA RELATING TO ACADIA (NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, MAINE, ETC.), Morse, William Inglis, editor.
191 Morse, William Inglis, editor. ACADIENSIA NOVA (1598-1779). VOLUME I. NEW AND UNPUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND OTHER DATA RELATING TO ACADIA (NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, MAINE, ETC.)
London Bernard Quartich 1935 Limited edition of 375 copies. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
222 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Top edge gilt. **VOLUME I ONLY.** B&w maps, photographs, reproductions - collated. Errata slip tipped in. Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Bibliography; Introduction (Extracting fiction from history - Range of inquiry - Ancient bounds of Acadie - Influence of geographical discovery - Loss of documents - Age of Louis XIV and his colonial policy: missions and fisheries; Authenticity and history of the documents - Watermarks - Social conditions); Chapter I (Minute of Condition between Sir William Alexander and Duncan Forbes, 1625, and Document of Council for New England, 1634-5, with Biographical details and other observations); Chapter II (Account of the Voyage of Monsieur de Meulles to Acadie, 1685-1686); Chapter III (Original and unpublished Census of Acadie by Gargas, 1687-1688); Chapter IV (Sojourn of Gargas in Acadie, 1687-1688); Chapter V (Letter of Vincent de Saccardy relating to Acadie, from Rochelles, 12th January 1690). Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling, darkening to the edge of flaps and flap-folds. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
192 Mowat, Farley ORDEAL BY ICE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "POUR LE MADAME! FARLEY MOWAT 1960". "Read of the voyages of the intrepid Martin Frobisher, who found a fortune in fool's gold; of Henry Hudson's tragic end in a bay which bears his name; of Jens Munk's living nightmare which lasted a full winter and which ended with the death of 61 of his 63-man crew; of Captain Thomas James, trapped in the ice and forced to sink his ship to survive; of James Knight's unsuccessful attempt to find that elusive chimera, the North West Passage; of Captain William Scoresby and the whalers who again and again braved the ice so that the ladies of England could be properly corseted; of John Ross, who was held prisoner by the ice for four winters; of the mysterious disappearance of the Franklin Expedition and the horrifying discoveries made by his would-be rescuers; and of Charles Hall who lived as an Eskimo and showed that white men could survive in the Arctic. In this book Farley Mowat takes us on a vicarious journey through the full saga of Arctic exploration from the time of Pytheas to the present day." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corner of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, small jagged tear with crease at top of page 159/160 - archivally taped. Dust jacket has chips and edge tears with creases; light to moderate edge wear, edge wrinkling and rubbing; light fading to spine colour; 3" tear on front flap-fold; minoe soiling; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
193 Mowat, Farley SIBIR: MY DISCOVERY OF SIBERIA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good- Signed by Author
313 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). Map endpapers, 2 b&w maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "In over 29,000 miles of Siberian travel over mountains, steppes, taiga and tundra, the author visited regions not seen by any westerner since 1917, including the diamond mines at Mirny; the golden Kolyma; the new Leningrad; and Tchersky, once the most remote place of exile in all Russia but now a burgeoning new city on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Lively, anecdotal, highly personal, Mowat's graphic prose brings to life a people who share the top of the world with us, their hopes and aspirations, their humour, their dedication to the dramatic awakening of 'Sibir' - The Sleeping Land." Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of endpapers. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds with some very small tears and chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
194 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BIRDS OF A DIFFERENT PLUMAGE: A STUDY OF BRITISH-INDIAN RELATIONS FROM AKBAR TO CURZON., Mudford, Peter.
195 Mudford, Peter. BIRDS OF A DIFFERENT PLUMAGE: A STUDY OF BRITISH-INDIAN RELATIONS FROM AKBAR TO CURZON.
London Collins 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
314 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w plates, maps. "(N)ot intended as a 'history' of British India, but as the study of a relationship and the way of life that grew from it. The story begins nearly four hundred years ago, on 5th April 1584, when the first three Englishmen - prisoners in neighbouring Portuguese Goa - escaped across the border into India. It ends with the Imperial climax - the Viceroyalty of Lord Curzon - at the start of the long struggle which led to Independence in 1947. The cast includes the very famous, from Clive, Hastings and Burke to Kipling and Rabindranath Tagore, but also the less well known, the diarists, explorers and travellers, who recorded their impressions of a land understandably strange and dangerous - ." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, small shallow bump at top edge of front board, fianr erased pencil marks on free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny chips, one tiny closed tear, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, very small stain at bottom edge of front panel, fading to spine color. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875.  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
196 Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by. MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875. A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto Champlain Society for the Government of Ontario 1965 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
445 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth, gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations, maps - collated. "The volume begins in the seventeenth century with the arrival of the first Europeans known to have seen the Georgian Bay shore, and with the Jesuit fathers who ministered to the Algonkin Indians hunting in the area. It concludes over two hundred years later with the establishment of community life, the coming of the railways, the lumber industry and the beginning of the tourist trade." A collection of source documents. Light toning to edges of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, light rubbing/soiling, light fading to spine colour, some darkening to spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
CATALOGUS VAN KAARTEN.  UITGEGEVEN DOOR DE TOPOGRAFISCHE DIENST.  JUNI 1968., N/A.
197 N/A. CATALOGUS VAN KAARTEN. UITGEGEVEN DOOR DE TOPOGRAFISCHE DIENST. JUNI 1968.
Topografische Dienst, Delft, 1968. 
30 pp text (DUTCH ONLY) + 18 colour and b&w maps (several fold-out). Interior - a few pages with tiny soft crease at top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soil ing. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
198 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
VISA TO RUSSIA., Newman, Bernard.
199 Newman, Bernard. VISA TO RUSSIA.
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1959, first edition. 
244 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. At the time of the author's tour, visits to Russia were carefully orchestrated affairs, watched over by government officials. "But what if you go as a private individual? Bernard Newman determined to find the answer to this question during the summer of (1958), and his account of his lone pilgrimage makes a fascinating book of the first importance. By simple devices at the disposal of any tourist he went m o r e o r l ess where he pleased, had dozens of conversations with ordinary people and enjoyed the hospitality of many a Russian home. Once the barrier of suspicion was penetrated, he found the Russians as friendly as the people of most other g re at n at i on s. H is meetings with them were disarmingly informal and quite the contrary to common experience. Then he was arrested, and he saw at first hand the police state at work. He saw something of the power of the Communist party lead er, of th eir d isr ega r d f or truth, of individual freedom, of human rights. It was a grim experience, and was in marked and sombre contrast to his earlier friendly encounters with the Man-in-the-Street. (This) is a balanced and trustworthy pict ure of a nat ion liv ing un der Communism, an existence which has been variously described by other writers as heaven, or as hell. In his description of it Bernard Newman has not fallen into the pitfalls of extremes. Instead, he has set asi de pr ejud ice a nd in an objec tive an d no n-political account tells us precisely what he saw and did." Top edge dye has migrated to top fore-edge of last 6 pages, tiny light stain on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small book store label on f ront p asted own, mino r bump at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, light browning. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CREATURE IN THE MAP:  A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO., Nicholl, Charles.
200 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. 
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