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  • TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS by Carnac, Nicholas.
    Carnac, Nicholas.
    TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a young officer in Queen Victoria's army - settings range from St. Petersburg in Russia to Simla in India, to Peking and to the Gobi Desert. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-684-161486.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48177
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  • TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS by Carnac, Nicholas.
    Carnac, Nicholas.
    TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a young officer in Queen Victoria's army - settings range from St. Petersburg in Russia to Simla in India, to Peking and to the Gobi Desert. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-684-161486.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (hint of spine slant, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 7598
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  • Craton, Michael.
    SINEWS OF EMPIRE: A Short History of British Slavery.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Temple Smith, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Extensive notes, index. 413 pages. ISBN: 0-8511-7064x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (one closed tear on back cover.)

    Book ID: 19033
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  • BEHIND GOD'S BACK. by Farson, Negley.
    Farson, Negley.
    BEHIND GOD'S BACK.

    Edition: 3rd printing (just one month after the first)

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1940. Hardcover - A coast-to-coast trip across Africa from Dar-es-Salaam in Tanganyika to Duala in the French Cameroons. Photographs. Double page map. 448 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in black cloth (severe toning to the pages, some rubbing to the lettering on the spine, prev owner's name, but still a tight and sturdy copy)

    Book ID: 58822
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  • A VERY PUKKA MURDER: The First Maharajah Mystery. by Gaind, Arjun Raj.
    Gaind, Arjun Raj.
    A VERY PUKKA MURDER: The First Maharajah Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1909 in "the tiny princely state of Rajpore, Indian comic book writer Gaind's first novel is both a satisfying locked-room mystery and a keenly observed comedy of manners." (PW). The first book in a planned trilogy, this presents a scathing portrait of British Raj - with its appalling racism and indolence - while still letting the legacy of Sikander's ancestors represent India's glorious past. 328 pp. ISBN: 978-1464206436.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72191
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  • Gardner, Brian
    THE AFRICAN DREAM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1970.) dj. Hardcover first edition - 'From Cape to Cairo the Epic Adventure of the Conquest of Africa.' Photographs, bibliography, index. 314 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear, but in a very good dj.

    Book ID: 31667
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  • STARS & STRIPES TRIUMPHANT. by Harrison, Harry.
    Harrison, Harry.
    STARS & STRIPES TRIUMPHANT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Del Rey / Ballantine, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third and final book in his alternative history series based during the Civil War - "at the dawn of the U.S. Civil War, Britain itself committed an act of war by seizing a U.S. packet ship. In retaliation, the Confederate States rejoined the Union and took up arms against England. Repulsing a British invasion, and defeating her majestyÕs army first in Canada, then in Mexico, then in Ireland, American pride and power swelled. . . . Now, Queen VictoriaÕs empire is more dangerous than ever before, turning against the Irish on her own soil, flexing her naval might, and all but forcing a weary President…

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    New York: Del Rey / Ballantine, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third and final book in his alternative history series based during the Civil War - "at the dawn of the U.S. Civil War, Britain itself committed an act of war by seizing a U.S. packet ship. In retaliation, the Confederate States rejoined the Union and took up arms against England. Repulsing a British invasion, and defeating her majestyÕs army first in Canada, then in Mexico, then in Ireland, American pride and power swelled. . . . Now, Queen VictoriaÕs empire is more dangerous than ever before, turning against the Irish on her own soil, flexing her naval might, and all but forcing a weary President Lincoln to authorize the next step in a headlong journey toward war" SIGNED on the title page. List of characters. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-34540937X.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 69543
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  • STARS & STRIPES IN PERIL. by Harrison, Harry.
    Harrison, Harry.
    STARS & STRIPES IN PERIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Del Rey / Ballantine, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in his alternative history series based during the Civil War - "at the dawn of the U.S. Civil War, Britain itself committed an act of war by seizing a U.S. packet ship. In retaliation, the Confederate States rejoined the Union and took up arms against England." Now England is massing on the Mexican border with plans to invade Texas, and a war weary Lincoln has sent Grant to the border. " SIGNED on the title page. Illustrations by Angela Tomlinson. List of characters. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-345409353.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 69558
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  • THE MULBERRY EMPIRE or The Two Virtuous Journeys of The Amir Dost Mohammed Khan. by Hensher, Philip.
    Hensher, Philip.
    THE MULBERRY EMPIRE or The Two Virtuous Journeys of The Amir Dost Mohammed Khan.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised historical novel by this author who was selected by Granta as one of the best young British novelists. "In the spring of 1839, some fifty thousand British forces entered Afghanistan with 'the full pomp of Empire,' possessed of the certainty that they would replace the Amir with someone less hostile toward their ally, the King of the Punjab. Three years later, a single British horseman rode out of the Afghan mountains into India - the sole survivor of the original vast contingent." Includes a glossary, list of characters and bibliography. 486 pp. ISBN: 0-375414886.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 74785
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  • AMONG MALAY PIRATES: A Tale of Adventure and Peril. by Henty, G. A.
    Henty, G. A.
    AMONG MALAY PIRATES: A Tale of Adventure and Peril.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (ca 1900). Hardcover - A very attractive edition - in addition to the title story, this book contains five other shorter stories: Bears and Dacotts, The Paternosters, A Pipe of Mystery, White-Faced Dick and A Brush With the Chinese. Illustrated. "Among Malay Pirates" was only published as a serial in the UK. 295 pp plus 26 pp of advertisements.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated blue-green boards with drawings on the front cover and spine in black, red and white and a gilt panel for the title on the spine. Tinted edges. A tight, straight copy, supple pages, uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 39724
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  • THOMAS HODGKIN: Morbid Anatomist and Social Activist. by [Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866] Rosenfeld, Louis R.
    [Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866] Rosenfeld, Louis R.
    THOMAS HODGKIN: Morbid Anatomist and Social Activist.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lanham, MD: Madison Books, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A clearly wirtten and comprehensive biography of the physician whose name is still associated with the disease he discovered, but whose other accomplishments are almost unknown today. A devout English Quaker, physician and abolitionist, he was also "a scholar, educator, ethnologist and social reformer - particularly as the "father and founder of the Aborigines' Protection Society," which worked to end exported abuses of native peoples around the British Empire. [This book] portrays Hodgkin's exemplary though idiosyncratic character and multiple activities in an era of economic and sociological ferment that extended to medical practice and education. After years at London's renowned Guy's Hospital as a "morbid" (pathologic) anatomist, he was…

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    Lanham, MD: Madison Books, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A clearly wirtten and comprehensive biography of the physician whose name is still associated with the disease he discovered, but whose other accomplishments are almost unknown today. A devout English Quaker, physician and abolitionist, he was also "a scholar, educator, ethnologist and social reformer - particularly as the "father and founder of the Aborigines' Protection Society," which worked to end exported abuses of native peoples around the British Empire. [This book] portrays Hodgkin's exemplary though idiosyncratic character and multiple activities in an era of economic and sociological ferment that extended to medical practice and education. After years at London's renowned Guy's Hospital as a "morbid" (pathologic) anatomist, he was forced to resign by an elitist, regressive medical establishment that disapproved of his proposed reforms, both social and medical. Deprived of research resources, he continued his humanitarian campaigns until his death in 1866 in Jaffa, where he had gone to work on behalf of poor and persecuted Jews." [Publishers' Weekly] Illustrated with photographs. Extensive notes, bibliography, index. xiv, 344 pp. ISBN: 0-819186333.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 85409
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  • MY LIFE AND TIMES: Octave Nine 1946-1953. by Mackenzie, Compton [1888-1972.]
    Mackenzie, Compton [1888-1972.]
    MY LIFE AND TIMES: Octave Nine 1946-1953.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth volume of his ten volume autobiography. This begins with Mackenzie at age sixty-three, travelling to every battleground between Tunis and Hong Kong where the Indian Army had fought, in preparation for a book on the history of India's achievements during World War II. Photographs. Eight appendices. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-701115777.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (underlining - some in pencil and some in ink- affecting some of the first 80 pages of the book, dj is price-clipped.) Rather hard-to-find.

    Book ID: 40176
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  • THE CHAOS OF EMPIRE: The British Raj and the Conquest of India. by Wilson, Jon.
    Wilson, Jon.
    THE CHAOS OF EMPIRE: The British Raj and the Conquest of India.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Public Affairs / Perseus Books, (2016). First edition - A "dramatic revisionist history, [which] upends the carefully sanitized image of unity, order, and success to reveal an empire rooted far more in violence than in virtue, far more in chaos than in control. . . the Raj's institutions-from law courts to railway lines-were designed to protect British power without benefiting the people they ruled. This self-serving and careless governance resulted in an impoverished people and a stifled society, not a glorious Indian empire." Notes, bibliography. 549 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71640
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  • THE SPUR OF PRIDE. by Wren, Percival Christopher Wren (1875 - 1941)
    Wren, Percival Christopher Wren (1875 - 1941)
    THE SPUR OF PRIDE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1937. Hardcover first edition - Adventure novel by the author best known for the classic 'Beau Geste,' set on the Afghan frontier in pre-Mutiny British India. Originally published in the UK under the title 'Man of a Ghost.'

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with red lettering (spine faded, a hint of spine slant.)

    Book ID: 55574
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