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  • EARTHLY POWERS: The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War. by Burleigh, Michael.
    Burleigh, Michael.
    EARTHLY POWERS: The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Great War.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A sweeping history covering two hundred years of the battles between religion and politics. Illustrated with both full color and black and white plates. Notes, an extensive bibliography and index. 530 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0580933.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47359
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  • COAL: A Human History. by Freese, Barbara.
    Freese, Barbara.
    COAL: A Human History.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Perseus Books, (2003.). First edition - A fascinating look at the history and uses of coal from the days of the Romans and ancient Brits and 12th China to its role in fueling the industrial revolution - with an emphasis on the social costs of coal, including the exploitation of miners, the deadly smoke that hung over the cities and the continuing contribution to global warming. Photographs, notes, bibliography. 295 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 30454
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  • WILLIVER'S LUCK. by Hadfield , Alice Mary.
    Hadfield , Alice Mary.
    WILLIVER'S LUCK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in 'The Williver Chronicles', a series for older children tracing the history of the Williver family within the setting of British and Commonwealth history from the 18th Century onwards. This focuses on The adventures of Tom Williver, a young boy in a world of poverty, slums and knavery, but also a world of James Watts modern machinery and the changes brought in the turbulent years of the early Industrial Revolution. 186 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in light green cloth in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77928
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  • THE RAPE OF THE ROSE. by Hughes, Glyn.
    Hughes, Glyn.
    THE RAPE OF THE ROSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A highly praised novel by this award winning writer. Set in 1812 in an England gripped by poverty and hunger - a revolution erupts across northern England, sending angry Luddite mobs on a rampage. A self educated weaver and schoolmaster is caught up in the events and is forced to flee. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-671725165.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line, short tear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 66764
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