You are viewing stock in the "HISTORY GENERAL" category. We currently have 284 books in this category in stock.
284 stock records found. Did you know that you can now search our sold stock? Look for the 'sold stock' filter at the bottom of the filter options.
Cream mottled boards with colour illustration to front and gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. Edited by Postan, foreword by Ladurie, introduced by Berg. A fine copy in red slipcase which has a few tiny marks to one panel.
WIND IN THE WIRES A GOLDEN ERA OF FLIGHT 1909-1939
Written by Mike Vines.
Stock no. 1326662
Published by Airlife Publishing Ltd. 1997. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Black boards, gilt title to spine.Colour photos. ISBN: 1853102296. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is just a little edge creased.
Saviours, Traitors and Supermen. Beginning beneath the walls of Troy, ending in 1930s Europe when the cult of the hero was turning politically lethal, this is a book about mortality and dictatorship, about money and sorcery, about seduction and mass-hysteria. The author explores the ancient but still politically potent phenomenon of hero-worship through the careers of eight extraordinary men. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Illustrations and photos. ISBN: 1857026802. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to title page. Page browning throughout. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scratched to rear panel.
THE TRANSFORMATION OF CITIZENSHIP VOLUME 3: STRUGGLE, RESISTANCE AND VIOLENCE
Written by Jurgen Mackert; Bryan S. Turner.
Stock no. 1326568
Published by Routledge. 1st 2017. Nearly fine condition.
Examining the fact that all over the world the rights of citizens have come under enormous pressure and addresses the many ways in which people are 'making claims' against both autocratic and democratic authority. Black boards. 154 pages. ISBN: 9781138672888. Lower corners of preliminary pages are lightly creased else a fine copy.
The history of the Martello tower from the construction of the early towers built to protect the Mediterranean shores of Spain and Italy right up to the final ones built in the United Kingdom during the First World War. Black boards, gilt title to spine. 240 pages. B/w photos throughout. ISBN: 9781848845350. Minimal bumping to spine of book and wrapper.
FOUNTAIN PENS: VINTAGE AND MODERN
Written by Andreas Lambrou.
Stock no. 1827110
Published by Philip Wilson Publishers. 1st 1989. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
This edition specially produced for Parker Pen Limited. A book for all collectors and historically-minded users of modern pens. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour photos. ISBN: 0856673625. Corners of boards lightly bumped. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
Blue cloth spine, cream pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Being an English version of the Bodleian Library manuscript. Translated and introduced by Richard Barber. Top of spine is lightly bumped, contents fine. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is a little scuffed and lightly knocked at edges.
New foreword by Melvyn Bragg. Blue cloth spine, gilt title. Blue paper boards with blocked design. Colour & b/w illustrations. xvii and 302 pages. Still in original shrinkwrap. One side open edge corners are crushed, book believed to be unharmed.
Black cloth, gilt title to spine and small vignettes to front cover. B/w photos. Second printing. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is a little scuffed and lightly rubbed at corners.
STRANGER MAGIC: CHARMED STATES & THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
Written by Marina Warner.
Stock no. 1826782
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 2011. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A dazzling history of magical thinking and storytelling, its power to cross boundaries and its enduring legacy. As part of her exploration into the prophetic enchantments of Arabian Nights, the author retalls some of the most wonderful and lesser-known stories. Her narrative reveals that magical thinking, as conveyed by these stories, governs many aspects of experiences, even now. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780701173319. Text block browned, contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lgithly rubbed at edges and lightly scuffed to rear panel.
Revised and Expanded edition. An illustrated reference guide for collectors. Includes more advice to novice collectors on the international marketplace, the basis for selecting items for collections, means of renovating and restoring bayonets and methods of storage and display. Over 270 b/w photographs of bayonets. Red boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 1854093444. Boards clean. Foxing to top edge of text block. Else contents clean. Red pictorial dustwrapper is very clean.
THE FOREST OF MEDIEVAL ROMANCE: AVERNUS, BROCELIANDE, ARDEN
Written by Corinne J. Saunders.
Stock no. 1826582
Published by D.S. Brewer. 1st 1993. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The author employs close textual analysis and comparison within a chronological framework to show how the forest of medieval romance developed as a literary construction with its own logic, associations and ramifications. Green cloth boards, silver title to spine. ISBN: 0859913813. SIGNED by the author to verso of front endpaper with dedication. Small knock to lower edge of boards. Text block slightly grubby. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly rubbed at corners, grubby to rear panel with a small closed tear to top edge.