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Sieur Amelot de la Houssaie, Secretary to the French Ambassador at Venice:
The History of the Government of Venice. Wherein the Policies, Councils, Magistrates, and Laws of that State are fully related; and the use of the Balloting Box exactly described. [Histoire du Gouvernement de Venise]

London: Printed by H.C. for John Starkey, 1677. First English edition. [xvi], 325pp. With facsimile replacing missing original title page. Pages faintly tanned, but otherwise clean and unmarked, with wear to tips at some page corners. Small hole to margin of final page. 8vo, in recent half binding of Victorian brown cloth with marbled boards, spine title gilt on black label. Spare (red) label laid in. Very Good.

Price: 180.00


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The Author of the Wars of England [ Mante, Thomas:]; and [Vol IV]: Henry-Francois le Blois:
A New and Authentic History of France, from the earliest records of time, to the end of the grand revolutional contest. [Vol IV title ends instead: 'to the Peace of Presburg, in 1806'.] 4 volumes.

London: Printed for the author, and sold by Champante and Whitrow, Jewry St.... and at the British Directory Office: n.d. [1805-06] Presumed first edition. Vol I: iv, 454; Vol II: [vi], (iii-)480; Vol III: (vi), (3-)500; Vol IV: (viii), 624. With the folding map and 64 of the 66 plates called for. All the 14 folding plates are present, although several of these have some staining, soiling, false folds, or repairs, and the map and Vol I title have some staining. The other plates are mostly clean and good, as is the text. Some page edges in Vol I have old worm holes. The plates absent from Vol III are the portraits of Hyder Ali and the Prince of Saxe Cobourg. Firm, 216x136mm, in contemporary half calf, spines with red labels and ruled gilt braid, refurbished, with worn marbled boards with vellum corners. Very Good.
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Price: 450.00


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Professor John Hugh Wyttenbach (from the German of), edited under the direction of Dawson Turner:
The Stranger's Guide to the Roman Antiquities of the City of Treves. [present-day Trier]. PLUS: ALs: letters from Wyttenbach tipped in. To which are added, plates from unpublished drawings, and other illustrations.

London: John W. Parker, 1839. First English edition. viii, 143, (i), +16 adverts. With 10 plates, and a number of vignettes in the text. Tipped in at the front are two items of correspondence (in German) from Wyttenbach to the antiquarian James Yates: An 1837 note, thanking him for his learned works; and an 1839 letter, barely legible, with Yates' interlinear transcription (which I struggle to interpret). Both are accompanied by part of the envelopes addressed to Yates in which they came, the second still bearing its seal. At page 60, are also tipped in two illustrations which echo the type of arch illustrated in the facing plate and vignette: one, a loose sketch in brown ink, and the other a finely-done ink drawing(?) - apparently taken from the view in the vignette. Besides these, there is a note in Yates' hand at the foot of p.58, and a reference to another work on Trier on the first blank leaf. Contents very clean. 22.5x14cms, with the original yellow endpapers, in the original binding of green cloth, ruled and decorated in blind, spine titled in gilt. Gilt a little dulled, spine caps refurbished. A clean, firm and very nice association copy. Very Good+.

Price: 425.00


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[Reginald Lane Poole: with contributions from J.B. Bury, Hugh E. Egerton, and other historians:]
Europe and Her Colonies: being twenty-seven maps selected from Reginald Lane Poole's Historical Atlas of Modern Europe.

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press; Henry Frowde; 1903. First edition thus. The maps interleaved with extensive text. Unpaginated. Contents fresh and clean, with foxing to the endpapers, and a little to the title page. Top edge gilt. Folio, 39x30.5cms, in the original crimson binding of half calf with matching cloth boards, spine titled gilt. A very attractive, firm, bright copy with slight scuffs to joints and foot of spine, and a small nick to the head. VG+.
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Price: 85.00


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Maximilian A Mugge:
Serbian Folk Songs Fairy Tales and Proverbs. [Inscribed Copy]

London: Drane's, n.d. [1916]. First edition. 167pp, including a bibliography and a few pages of music. Front free endpaper bears a neat 1918 gift inscription by the author, followed by this note: 'Written under the auspices of the Serbian Government. The author's royalties go to the Berkshire home for Serbian Boys.' Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original binding of grey buckram over bevelled boards, upper titled in blind, spine titled in gilt. Boards good and firm, spine slightly darkened, gilt bright, ends puckered, with slight fraying at the head. Good copy. VG.

Price: 35.00


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Katharine Tynan:
Life in the Occupied Area.

London: Hutchinson, n.d. [1925]. First edition. [vi], 274pp. Contents very clean, only the blank leaves at front and back show some tanning. In the original binding of red cloth, front ruled in blind, spine titled in gilt. Spine rather faded, ends puckered: a little minor soiling. A good copy of a scarce title, describing her time in Germany during the British occupation. Very Good.

Price: 40.00


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Christopher Burney:
Dungeon Democracy.

London: Heinemann, 1945. First edition. x, 100pp. Contents clean and unmarked, with faint tanning to front endpapers where newscuttings were laid in. In the original binding of black cloth, spine titled in silver. Boards in good order, spine slightly rubbed, fraying at the head, with a small split to the upper joint. The protected unclipped dust jacket is in poor condition: the front panel extensively chipped, and most of the spine gone, some internal repairs done with Magic Tape. Vehement account by a British Officer who spent 15 months in Buchenwald before liberation, with his views as to what the behaviours of the different nationalities in the camp might augur for the future of Europe. Good in poor dust-jacket.

Price: 50.00


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C.M. Woodhouse:
Capodistria: The Founder of Greek Independence.

London: Oxford University Press, 1973. First edition. xi, 544pp. Contents very fresh, clean and unmarked. Map endpapers. In the original binding of blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, clean and bright, corners sharp. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Almost as new, an excellent copy. Near fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Price: 80.00


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Owen Chadwick:
The Popes and European Revolution. Oxford History of the Christian Church.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1981. First edition. x, 646pp. Contents very clean: there may be a few light pencil marginalia. Laid in is a signed letter from the then (1986) President of Italy, Francesco Cossiga, thanking the British Ambassador for a copy of the book which he had given him. In the original Oxford binding of navy cloth, spine titled in gilt, bright and firm, corners sharp, foot of spine blunted. In the protected price-clipped dust jacket, bright and clean, spine sunned from purple to maroon. Very nice copy. Very Good+ in very good dust-jacket.
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Price: 50.00


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Maria Paraskevopoulou:
Researches into the Traditions of the Popular Religious Feasts of Cyprus.

Nicosia: 1982. First edition. xiv, 165pp, plus 8pp of plates, some in colour. Contents clean, with bookseller's label to half-title. Quarto paperback, 235x165mm, in glossy pictorial covers. Bright and firm but with a little light creasing, corners splaying slightly. Very Good.

Price: 30.00


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J. N. Westwood:
Endurance and Endeavour: Russian History 1812-1992. Fourth Edition. (The Short Oxford History of the Modern World)

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. First printing of the Fourth Edition. Much enlarged and with an extra chapter to cover the Gorbachev years. Fine Hardback copy in jacket. xii, 624pp. Contents very fresh and unmarked. Two tiny black ink spots to closed fore-edge, affecting five pages, possibly a printing fault. In the original cloth-textured navy binding, spine titled in gilt: clean and bright, with a faint mark to front, corners sharp. In the protected (unclipped, unpriced) red and black pictorial jacket, very bright and fresh, with a very faint knock to the top edge. Brilliant copy of the best edition of an acclaimed work. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: 90.00


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Richard West:
Tito: And the Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia.

London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994. First edition. xii, 436, illustrated. Contents clean and unmarked, toning slightly. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, bright and sharp, with slight blunting to foot of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and sharp, with small scuffs to extremities. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: 50.00


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Stuart Woolf, edited by:
Nationalism in Europe, 1815 to the Present. A reader.

London: Routledge, 1996. First edition. vi, 215. New unread copy. Paperback. Completely fresh, clean, bright and sharp. Mint..

Price: 20.00


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edited by Christopher Allmand:
The New Cambridge Medieval History Volume VII c.1415-c.1500.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. First edition. xxii, 1048pp, with plates, maps, tables and a colour frontis. Contents fresh and unmarked, appears unread. In the original binding of maroon cloth, with black label and gilt title, firm, bright and sharp. In the protected maroon dust jacket, clean and bright with slight sunning to spine and very slightly knocked at the head. Lovely fresh copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Price: 50.00


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edited by Michael Jones:
The New Cambridge Medieval History Volume VI c.1300-c.1415.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000 First edition. xxx, 1110pp, with plates, maps, tables and a colour frontis. Contents fresh and unmarked, appears unread. In the original binding of maroon cloth, with black label and gilt title, firm, bright and sharp. In the protected maroon dust jacket, clean and bright with barely discernible sunning to spine and a small scratch near the foot. Lovely fresh copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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Richard Chamberlain:
Cyprus Scenes and Way of Life in 1954.

Collective Colour, 2010. First edition. [iii-iv], [172]pp. Glossy production, 24.3x16.8cms. Monochrome photographs of people, ships and scenery, taken in the author's youth, before the division of the island, captioned from memory. Appears to be a proof copy: unlike another copy seen, the pages are not numbered, and the first (half-title) page is missing. Crease across lower corner of cover, and slight cockling to edge of first two pages. Otherwise all very bright, clean and fresh. VG.

Price: 25.00


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