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  • GEORGIANA: Duchess of Devonshire. by Foreman, Amanda.
    Foreman, Amanda.
    GEORGIANA: Duchess of Devonshire.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Random House, (1998). A biography of one of the most influential woman in the late 18th century Britain - "In 1774, at the age of seventeen, Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats, the Duke of Devonshire. Launched into a world of wealth and power, she quickly became the queen of fashionable society, adored by the Prince of Wales, a dear friend of Marie-Antoinette, and leader of the most important salon of her time. . . but Georgiana's public success. . . concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. . . For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy mŽnage ˆ trois, during…

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    New York: Random House, (1998). A biography of one of the most influential woman in the late 18th century Britain - "In 1774, at the age of seventeen, Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats, the Duke of Devonshire. Launched into a world of wealth and power, she quickly became the queen of fashionable society, adored by the Prince of Wales, a dear friend of Marie-Antoinette, and leader of the most important salon of her time. . . but Georgiana's public success. . . concealed a personal life that was fraught with suffering. . . For over twenty years, the three lived together in a jealous and uneasy mŽnage ˆ trois, during which time both women bore the Duke's children--as well as those of other men. Foreman's descriptions of Georgiana's uncontrollable gambling, all-night drinking, drug taking, and love affairs with the leading politicians of the day give us fascinating insight into the lives of the British aristocracy in the era of the madness of King George III, the American and French revolutions, and the defeat of Napoleon." Illustrated, chronology, notes, select bibliography, family tree, index. xx. 454 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine (top corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 73667
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  • WHITE SUPREMACY: A Comparative Study in American and South African History. by Fredrickson, George M.
    Fredrickson, George M.
    WHITE SUPREMACY: A Comparative Study in American and South African History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, (1981). Hardcover first edition - The first comparative history of race relations in the United States and South Africa, one which examines parallels and differences in the origin and expression of white supremacy in the two countries. Chronology, extensive notes, index. xxv, 356 pp. ISBN: 0-195027590.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80319
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  • HAWAII PONO: A Social History. by Fuchs, Lawrence H.
    Fuchs, Lawrence H.
    HAWAII PONO: A Social History.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, (196.). Hardcover first edition - A history of Hawaii, the 50th State, its people and politics, from annexation to statehood, written (as the author states) to celebrate Hawaii. Map, glossary, sources, index. vii, 501 pp

    Condition: Very good in lightly soiled cream colored cloth, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50578
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  • THE KING DANCED IN THE MARKETPLACE. by Gillmor, Frances.
    Gillmor, Frances.
    THE KING DANCED IN THE MARKETPLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the Aztec society in the Valley of Mexico 80 years before its conquest by Spain, focusing on its doomed ruler Moctezuma I. Illustrated by Carolyn Huff Kinsey. Chart of family relationships, very extensive notes, references, index. xvi, 272pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in beige cloth in very good dust jacket (tape ghosts on boards, some discoloration to inside of dj, but overall tight and clean, original price of 6.50 still present).

    Book ID: 78254
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  • Goddard, W. G.
    FORMOSA: A Study in Chinese History.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1966. Hardcover first edition - A study of the history of the island now known as Taiwan. Chapters on Admiral Cheng Ho's visit to Formosa, the house of Cheng, the age of unrest, Liu Ming-ch'uan the master builder, the first Asian Republic, the Japanese occupation, and Formosa since 1945 and more. Illustrated with ten black and white plates, 5 maps. Bibliography, index. xviii, 229 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, overall tight and clean, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 38658
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  • BLACK FLAG: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865. by Goodrich, Thomas.
    Goodrich, Thomas.
    BLACK FLAG: Guerrilla Warfare on the Western Border, 1861-1865.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover - An account of the almost unbelievable destruction along the Missouri-Kansas border from 1861-1865 and the greatest atrocities of the Civil War, including the massacres at Lawrence, Baxter Springs, & Centralia, based on contemporary documents - diaries, letters, and firsthand newspaper accounts. Illustrated, bibliography, index. 172 pp. ISBN: 9780253213037.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (prev owner's name, but otherwise a tight, clean copy which appears unread).

    Book ID: 41143
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  • Gressley, Gene M.
    BANKERS AND CATTLEMEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - "The stocks-and-bonds, Havana-cigar, mahogany-and-leather side of the cowboy era. - Politics, investors and operators from 1870-1900." No gunslingers in this book, but instead it focuses on the Eastern capitalists who financed the business of raising capital and arrived in Pullman trains, rather than on horseback - men like Marshall Field, William Rockefeller, E. C. Converse and Nathan Thayer. Photographs, bibliography and index. xix, 319, vii pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32886
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  • A VICTORIAN SCRAPBOOK. by Hart, Cynthia and John Grossman; text by Priscilla Dunhill.
    Hart, Cynthia and John Grossman; text by Priscilla Dunhill.
    A VICTORIAN SCRAPBOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Workman Publishing, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Forget-me-nots from the Victorian era . . a joyful celebration of 19th century society and its ideals." Collages composed of antique ephemera - cards, calendars, and other artwork from a century ago, arranged thematically from "full steam ahead" to "down the garden path" and fashionable ladies." Full color illustrations on every page, with explanatory text, boxed facts, and more. Includes notes on the ephemera. Large square format, printed on heavy glossy paper. 152 pp. ISBN: 0-894806203.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75951
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  • DIAMOND: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession. by Hart, Matthew.
    Hart, Matthew.
    DIAMOND: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Walker, (2001). First edition - A book which "recreates the modern history of diamonds, starting in 1869 when a native boy in South Africa found a large crystal on a farm, sparking a rush that brought Cecil Rhodes and Ernest Oppenheimer their glory. . . , chronicles the sensational diamond strike in the 1990s in Canada's Northwest Territories that has shaken the fortress of the old cartel, and profiles the audacious young female geologist Eira Thomas who, against all odds, discovered near the Arctic Circle one of the richest diamond fields in the world." He writes of the dark side also -of thievery and of the "war diamonds" that finance brutal conflicts in Africa. 248 pp plus a select bibliography.

    Condition: Fine in blue illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69959
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  • BLACK EAGLES: African Americans in Aviation. by Haskins, Jim.
    Haskins, Jim.
    BLACK EAGLES: African Americans in Aviation.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1995.). An account of the struggle against racism that African Americans encountered in their attempts to be aviators - from the early days of barnstorming up to the NASA space program. A book for older children which focuses on the pioneers who suceeded despite the obstacles - daredevil Bessie Coleman, the Tuskegee airmen and astronaut Guion Blueford. Photographs, bibliography, chronology, index. 196 pp. ISBN: 0-590-459139.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 49042
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  • Hauck, Cornelius W.
    NARROW GAUGE TO CENTRAL AND SILVER PLUME: Colorado Rail Annual: A Journal of Railroad History in the Rocky Mountain West. Issue # 10, 1972.

    Edition: First printing.

    Golden, Colorado: Colorado Railroad Museum, 1972. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Detailed story of the historic Clear Creek narrow gauge; begun in 1872, this railroad was the first narrow gauge line to penetrate directly into the Colorado Rockies. Since the cost of construction was only $20,000 a mile (vs $90,000 for a standard railroad), it provided an incentive for the building of other narrow gauge lines throughout the country. Large format, profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and with 3 color plates at the beginning of the book, and a color painting on the table of contents page. Although there are several maps scattered throughout the book, the final section consists of rosters, station lists and more…

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    Golden, Colorado: Colorado Railroad Museum, 1972. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Detailed story of the historic Clear Creek narrow gauge; begun in 1872, this railroad was the first narrow gauge line to penetrate directly into the Colorado Rockies. Since the cost of construction was only $20,000 a mile (vs $90,000 for a standard railroad), it provided an incentive for the building of other narrow gauge lines throughout the country. Large format, profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and with 3 color plates at the beginning of the book, and a color painting on the table of contents page. Although there are several maps scattered throughout the book, the final section consists of rosters, station lists and more maps. Index. 223 pp. Illustrated endpapers. SIGNED by the author (one of the founders of the Colorado Railroad Museum, an avid antique auto enthusiast as well as a railroad buff, and a graduate of Williams College. Uncommon signed.

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    Condition: Fine in navy blue cloth with silver lettering, in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31898
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  • A TERRIBLE LOVE OF WAR. by Hillman, James.
    Hillman, James.
    A TERRIBLE LOVE OF WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - An important book by this noted psychologist, one which "examines the origin, needs, and rewards of war, filling the void of why no one understands why war is constant in history by asking such questions as why humans need enemies." The four chapter titles summarize the themes of this book: War is normal, war is sublime, war is inhuman, relition is war. Notes, bibliography, index. 256 pp. ISBN: 1-594200114.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name).

    Book ID: 72180
    Keywords: history, Psychology
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  • GERMAN SECRET WEAPONS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR : The Missiles, Rockets , Weapons and New Technology of the Third Reich. by Hogg , Ian V.
    Hogg , Ian V.
    GERMAN SECRET WEAPONS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR : The Missiles, Rockets , Weapons and New Technology of the Third Reich.

    Edition: First printing.

    London & Pennsylvania: Greenhill Books / Stackpole Books, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed examination of the revolutionary new weapons developed by Germany during WW 2, incl. V-Weapons - "The sheer magnitude of the secret weapon projects of the Third Reich is now revealed in this comprehensive study written by one of the world's great experts on weaponry, which captures both the reality behind the weapons actually produced and the intentions behind projects still in their infancy when the war ended." Illustrated with line drawings and photographs. List of German code names, index. 224 pp. ISBN: 1853673250.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 42785
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  • Humphrey, Robert E.
    ONCE UPON A TIME IN WAR: The 99th Division In World War II.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (2008.). First edition - Based on interviews with more than three hundred surviving veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, seamlessly woven to create a collective biography: a gritty account of World War II from the enlisted man's point of view. Maps and photographs, notes, bibliography. 335 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower edge slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 47365
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  • NO ORDINARY HEROES: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners and a Category 5 Hurricane. by Inglese, Demaree, M. D. with Diana G. Gallagher,
    Inglese, Demaree, M. D. with Diana G. Gallagher,
    NO ORDINARY HEROES: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners and a Category 5 Hurricane.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A true account of just one of the disastrous events following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005, by the Medical Director of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, one of the largest jails in the country. From the dustjacket: "No Ordinary Heroes recounts the drama that unfolded at the jail between August 26 and September 2, 2005. Faced with a prison compound that administrators had refused to evacuate, Dr. Inglese and his colleagues - deputies, nurses, and doctors - had a monumental disaster on their hands. Massive flooding transformed the sprawling jail complex into an island in the crippled city. Without power or running water, and with food…

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    New York: Kensington, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A true account of just one of the disastrous events following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005, by the Medical Director of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, one of the largest jails in the country. From the dustjacket: "No Ordinary Heroes recounts the drama that unfolded at the jail between August 26 and September 2, 2005. Faced with a prison compound that administrators had refused to evacuate, Dr. Inglese and his colleagues - deputies, nurses, and doctors - had a monumental disaster on their hands. Massive flooding transformed the sprawling jail complex into an island in the crippled city. Without power or running water, and with food stores dwindling, conditions at the jail deteriorated rapidly as temperatures inside soared in the blistering summer heat. Cut off from help, the medical staff struggled to care for thousands of inmates, staff, and neighborhood residents while deputies struggled to maintain order. Through it all loomed the constant menace of the prison inmates, many of them desperate to survive or possibly escape. Rioting prisoners, burning buildings, SWAT team rescues, and medical emergencies all conspired to create a storm within a storm: a trial weathered by the courage and perseverance of a dedicated few who worked to the breaking point and beyond." Illustrated with an inserted section of 47 color photographs and drawings of the floor plan. Author's note. vii, 327 pp. ISBN: 9780806528311.

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

    Book ID: 40294
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  • THE LAKE OF THE SKY: Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras of California and Nevada. Its History, Indians, Discovery By Fremont, Legendary Lore, Various Namings, etc. by James, George Wharton
    James, George Wharton
    THE LAKE OF THE SKY: Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras of California and Nevada. Its History, Indians, Discovery By Fremont, Legendary Lore, Various Namings, etc.

    Edition: First thus.

    Chicago: The Charles T. Powner Co., 1956. dj. Hardcover - Reissue of the 1915 edition with a new foreword by the Rt. Rev. Noel Porter, describing some of the changes that have affected Lake Tahoe but saying that this is still the best guide to the unchanging aspects - the history, geology, etc . Includes many new photographs, showing the area around Lake Tahoe in the 1950's (the newer photos are at the front, the historical photographs from the original edition are in a section following the index. xlvi, 414 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine condition in blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine in a poor dustjacket (missing the front flap, staining on front cover, chipping to all edges.)

    Book ID: 38971
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  • THE BYERLEY TURK: The Incredible Story of the World's First Thoroughbred. by James, Jeremy.
    James, Jeremy.
    THE BYERLEY TURK: The Incredible Story of the World's First Thoroughbred.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Slightly revised from the first edition published in England. Photographs, appendices, endnotes, bibliography. xviii, 347 pp. Map endpapers showing the journey from Istanbul to Ireland between 1678-1803. ISBN: 0-811701557.

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

    Book ID: 69577
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  • GEOLOGIC GUIDEBOOK OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY COUNTIES: History, Landscape, Geology, Fossils, Minerals, Industry, and Routes to Travel. Division of Mines, Bulletin 154, December 1954. by Jenkins, Olaf P. , California Division of Mines. Chales V Averill, Edgar H. Bailey, Dorothy G. Jenkins, et al, contributing authors.
    Jenkins, Olaf P. , California Division of Mines. Chales V Averill, Edgar H. Bailey, Dorothy G. Jenkins, et al, contributing authors.
    GEOLOGIC GUIDEBOOK OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY COUNTIES: History, Landscape, Geology, Fossils, Minerals, Industry, and Routes to Travel. Division of Mines, Bulletin 154, December 1954.

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: State of California, 1951. Hardcover first edition - Includes information on 12 counties ranging from the historical background - including chapters on Native Americans, adobe houses and the lime kilns at Olema - to the geologic history, the mineral industry (saline, quicksilver, manganese, to mention a few), a chapter on the Farallon Islands by G. Dallas Hanna, and much more. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings, including a large folding sectional map. Glossary, Index. 392 pp. Oblong format.

    Condition: Near fine in tan cloth with dark brown lettering (prev owner's name).

    Book ID: 40307
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  • NEW MEXICO WOMEN: Intercultural Perspectives. by Jensen, Joan M. and Darlis A. Miller, editors.
    Jensen, Joan M. and Darlis A. Miller, editors.
    NEW MEXICO WOMEN: Intercultural Perspectives.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1986.). SIGNED first edition - The first work to focus on the rich and varied historyof the women of New Mexico from colonial times to the modern era. This includes thirteen essays ranging from Native American women, the women who accompanied the conquistadores, the correspondance of an upper class Hispanic family, the lives of army followers and prostitutes, of farm wives, and in more modern times, of those women who are writers and artists. Illustrated with many photographs. Notes at the end of each chapters, sources and index. 409 pp. ISBN: 0-8263-08279.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the dedication page by BOTH editors (and contributors) and uncommon thus. Fine in stiff wrappers.

    Book ID: 43654
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  • AFRICANS IN AMERICA: America's Journey through Slavery. by Johnson, Charles; Patricia Smith and the WGBH Research Team.
    Johnson, Charles; Patricia Smith and the WGBH Research Team.
    AFRICANS IN AMERICA: America's Journey through Slavery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Produced in conjunction with the PBS series on slavery in America from the viewpoint of the Africans who were brought here as slaves. Illustrated with many photographs. Includes 12 short stories by Charles Johnson. SIGNED on the title page by Charles Johnson, and uncommon thus. Howard Zinn described this as 'a magnificent achieverment, history at its suberb best , brilliantly researched, poetically written...' notes, index, 494 pp. ISBN: 0-151003394.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23188
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  • Johnson, Henry Clark, X, and Edward Higginson Williams, Jr., editors.
    THE TENTH GENERAL CATALOGUE OF THE PSI UPSILON FRATERNITY, 1888.

    Edition: First edition.

    (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:) Executive Council of the Fraternity (by The Comenius Press) 1888. Hardcover first edition - "published under the direction of the Executive Council in the 55th year of the Fraternity." Gives the complete roll of each chapter; according to the introduction it was the intention to provide accurate statistical and biographical information on each member from the time he left college until the present (or until his death, for deceased members.) Also includes statistical reports on geographical distribution, those who served in the Union and Confederate armies, a summary of occupations, a table of relationships, and an index. Engraved frontispiece and small vignette on the title page. A large and very heavy book at 1038 pp.

    Condition: Very good- condition in dark red cloth with gilt illustration on front cover, gilt lettering on the spine (front hinge cracked, rear hinge partially cracked, some bumping to corners). An uncommon book, and one which would be valuable for genealogical purposes and to social historians.

    Book ID: 33332
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  • CALIFORNIA MISSIONS: A Pictorial History. by Johnson, Paul C. and the editorial staff of Sunset Books.
    Johnson, Paul C. and the editorial staff of Sunset Books.
    CALIFORNIA MISSIONS: A Pictorial History.

    Edition: First printing.

    Menlo Park, CA: Lane Book Company, (1966.). Hardcover first edition - A Sunset Book - "A comprehensive, readable text enhanced by historical illustrations, the lavish use of new photographs, maps, decorative renderings, plans and drawings." Large format. Bibliography, index. 322 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 55447
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  • THE TRIAL OF DON PEDRO LEON LUJAN: The Attack Against Indian Slavery and Mexican Traders in Utah. by Jones, Sandra.
    Jones, Sandra.
    THE TRIAL OF DON PEDRO LEON LUJAN: The Attack Against Indian Slavery and Mexican Traders in Utah.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which "explores and corrects historians' errors surrounding the [1851] trial of Pedro Leon Lujan of New Mexico for Indian slave trading in the Utah Territory. Jones examines the case and the clashing racial, cultural, and religious beliefs and biases that characterized it, looking at Mormon policy and doctrine concerning black and Indian slavery and indenture." Includes a chronology of compulsory Indian labor laws. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Notes, bibliography and index. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-87480615.

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

    Book ID: 78793
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  • Kata, Elizabeth.
    KAGAMI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Ballantine, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the author of "A Patch of Blue." Titled Kagami, or sacred mirror, which is said to reflect the sacred self. This novel gives a resplendent image of Japan in all its complexity as it follows the history of 3 families during the turbulent years after the 'opening of Japan' by Commodore Perry in 1853 through the World War I and the Great Earthquake of 1923. ISBN: 0-345-368746.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.(price-clipped)

    Book ID: 28448
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  • KAGAMI. by Kata, Elizabeth.
    Kata, Elizabeth.
    KAGAMI.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York Ballantine, (1992.). First edition - From the author of "A Patch of Blue." Titled Kagami, or sacred mirror, which is said to reflect the sacred self. This novel gives a resplendent image of Japan in all its complexity as it follows the history of 3 families during the turbulent years after the 'opening of Japan' by Commodore Perry in 1853 through the World War I and the Great Earthquake of 1923. 549 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58958
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  • THE CAROLINE KENNEDY FIRST LADY DRESS-UP BOOK. by [Kennedy, Caroline] Arlene Dalton; illustrated by Charlotte Jeter.
    [Kennedy, Caroline] Arlene Dalton; illustrated by Charlotte Jeter.
    THE CAROLINE KENNEDY FIRST LADY DRESS-UP BOOK.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Rolton House Publishers, 1963. Hardcover first edition - Charming book with Caroline Kennedy pictured as dressing up like 16 First Ladies, from Martha Washington to her mother Jacqueline Kennedy. Poems -mostly on presidential themes - by Arlene Dalton interspersed with the illustraitions; information is given about each First Lady depicted as well as on the costumes shown. Illustrated by Charlotte Jeter in full color and duotones. Large format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Very good in glossy red illustrated boards - some delamination near the spine, and a flaw in the lamination process has caused some 'alligatoring' to the boards (apparently common to just about all copies) - contents are just about fine. Very uncommon and appealing.

    Book ID: 54768
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  • EARLY KINGDOMS IN MADAGASCAR 1500-1700. by Kent, Raymond K.
    Kent, Raymond K.
    EARLY KINGDOMS IN MADAGASCAR 1500-1700.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on detailed research into the precolonial history of Madagascar in an attempt to provide a more balanced answer to the questions of how the early kingdoms formed, their growth, and why did they change. He discovered that African influences -versus those from Asia - were more significant than previously thought. Illustrated with black and white photographs and 12 maps. xvi, 336 pp. ISBN: 0-030841712.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (sunning to spine and upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 47215
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  • THE STORY OF SWAT As Told by the Founder Miangul Abdul Wadud Badshah Sahib to Muhammud Asif Khan. by Khan, Muhammad Asif.
    Khan, Muhammad Asif.
    THE STORY OF SWAT As Told by the Founder Miangul Abdul Wadud Badshah Sahib to Muhammud Asif Khan.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Peshawar, Pakistan: Ferozsons Ltd, (1963) dj. Hardcover - In 1849, the Yousafzai established their own Yusafzai State of Swat under the leadership of Akhund Abdul Ghaffur, but this book focuses on the transformation of the state under Miangul Golshahzada Abdul-Wadud, founder of the dynasty of Swat. Swat was uncommon in that its government was not imposed on the area by an imperial power or individual, but was established by the Jirga in 1915, who appointed Abul-Wadud as leader in 1917. The British recognised this ruler and the state as a princely state in India in 1926. Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the ruler acceded the state to Pakistan, although it retained considerable autonomy for many years. Abdul…

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    Peshawar, Pakistan: Ferozsons Ltd, (1963) dj. Hardcover - In 1849, the Yousafzai established their own Yusafzai State of Swat under the leadership of Akhund Abdul Ghaffur, but this book focuses on the transformation of the state under Miangul Golshahzada Abdul-Wadud, founder of the dynasty of Swat. Swat was uncommon in that its government was not imposed on the area by an imperial power or individual, but was established by the Jirga in 1915, who appointed Abul-Wadud as leader in 1917. The British recognised this ruler and the state as a princely state in India in 1926. Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the ruler acceded the state to Pakistan, although it retained considerable autonomy for many years. Abdul Wadud abdicated in 1949, and his son succeeded him as ruler, continuing his developmental works, but also becoming more autocratic. Although not mentioned in this book, it was written when both opposition to the leader and persecution and imprisonment of opponents were increasing, a movement which finally resulted in the dissolution of the state by the government of Pakistan in 1969. Translated from the Urdu by Ashruf Altaf Husain. Illustrated with photographs. Includes a translator's note, a long introduction and several appendices. lxix, 143, xxvii pp.

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    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decoration on front board, in a good only dust jacket with significant rubbing and edgewear.

    Book ID: 69930
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  • Koppel, Ted.
    OFF CAMERA: Private Thoughts Made Public.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the events of the year 1999 by this respected television newsmen, and also a look back at his own life. As the long time anchor of "Nightline" he won 32 Emmy's and numerous other awards. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-375-410775.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34629
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  • Kurlansky, Mark.
    A CONTINENT OF ISLANDS. Searching for the Caribbean Destiny.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992. dj. Hardcover - A wide-ranging collection of Caribbean vignettes, historical, personal, and cultural. With photographs and suggestions for further reading. Map. Index, 324 pp. ISBN: 0-201-523965.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 5516
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