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THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR
Written by Edouard Perroy; David C. Douglas.
Stock no. 1814554
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1965. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Originally published as La Guerre de Cent Ans in 1945. This is the first authorized English edition. Introduction by David C. Douglas. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Top edge red. Reprint. Light erasure scuffing to top corner of front endpaper. Price-cut dustwrapper is browned at spine and edges and worn to top of spine.
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CATULLUS AND HIS WORLD: A REAPPRAISAL
Written by T.P. Wiseman.
Stock no. 1814530
Published by Cambridge University Press. 1st 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

An attempt to read the poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus in his own context; to look at the poet and his works against the cultural realities of the first century B.C. as recent advances in historical research allow us to understand them. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w plates. ISBN: 0521266068. Neat inscription in ink to front endpaper. Text block lightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper slightly faded to spine.
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THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR
Written by Herbert Langer.
Stock no. 1814476
Published by Blandford Press. 1st 1978. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

German history interwines with European history of the early 17th century, and 'The Thirty Years War' vividly presents a fascinating view of this entire era. Square format. White cloth boards with purple title block to spine, black vignette to front. Purple illustrated endpapers. Colour plates & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0713710985. Contained in original cardboard sleeve which is unevenly browned.
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THE ASSASSIN LEGENDS: MYTHS OF THE ISMAILIS
Written by Farhad Daftary.
Stock no. 1814434
Published by I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.. 1994. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Since the twelfth century fantastical tales of the Assassins, their mysterious leader and their remote mountain strongholds in Syria and northern Iran have captured the European imagination... Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. B/w frontis. ISBN: 185043705X. Second printing.
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THE FAIRGROUND ORGAN: ITS MUSIC, MECHANISM AND HISTORY
Written by Eric V. Cockayne.
Stock no. 1814386
Published by David & Charles. 1st 1970. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

The mechanical organ used to be one of the fairground's most popular attractions. Supplying the background music for the rides, it also acted as a 'front of house' enticement for the side-shows. The mechanisms of the organs, the music they played and their history. Light tan boards, green title to spine. B/w plates and illustrations. ISBN: 0715349856. Minor foxing to top edge of text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine.
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A HISTORY OF ENGLISH FURNITURE (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Percy Macquoid. Illustrated by S. Slocombe.
Stock no. 1814367
Published by Lawrence And Bullen Ltd.. 1st 1904. Very good condition.

The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany, and The Age of Satinwood. Very large, heavy volumes. Red cloth boards, gilt titles with publisher vignette to front. Top edges gilt. 15 colour plates, after Shirley Slocombe, per volume with titled tissue-guard. Numerous b/w illustrations by the author. First published 1904; 1905; 1906; and 1908 respectively. Uneven fading to cloth and spines are very faded with a few marks. Slight fraying to board corners. Some scattered foxing present, some foxing to plates - some badly foxed to margins, others just a little, others clean. All plates and tissue-guards present. Some plates detached mostly in The Age of Oak, some of these are worn at edges and creased but not affecting the subject of the plate. All volumes are first editions 1904-1908. A few margin marks. A very nice set for someone with an interest in furniture making.
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THE FOLIO BOOK OF HISTORICAL MYSTERIES
Written by Ian Pindar.
Stock no. 1609673
Published by Folio Society. 2008. Fine condition.

Selected, Edited and Introduced by Ian Pindar. Black cloth boards, silver title to spine, silver decorations to covers. Silver endpapers. Colour & b/w illustrations. Contained in very good slipcase.
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THE BLACK DEATH
Written by Philip Ziegler.
Stock no. 1609671
Published by Folio Society. 1998. Fine condition.

Dramatic black, red and gold pictorial cloth. Colour plates. Brown endpapers depicting the Spread of the Black Death in Europe. Second printing. Contained in black slipcase which has a few marks.
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IF THIS IS A MAN
Written by Primo Levi. Illustrated by Jane Joseph.
Stock no. 1609668
Published by Folio Society. 2000. Fine condition.

The author's time in the death camp at Auschwitz. Blue cloth boards, silver title to spine & vignette to front & rear. B/w illustrations. Contained in dark blue slipcase.
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COLOUR TRAVELS THROUGH THE PAINTBOX
Written by Victoria Finlay.
Stock no. 1609660
Published by Folio Society. 2009. Fine condition.

How humans have attempted to reproduce nature's colours. Vivid colours of the rainbow covers. Colour illustrations. 424 pages. Contained in slipcase.
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RULERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD (5 VOLUMES)
Written by Robin Lane Fox; Christian Meier; et al.
Stock no. 1609659
Published by Folio Society. 2004. Nearly fine condition.

Five volumes: Alexander the Great; Julius Caesar; Cleopatra; Nero; Hannibal. Each volume has a different colour cloth. Gilt titles to spines and gilt designs to sides. Colour plates. Reprint. Contained in very good slipcase.
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THE STORY OF THE RENAISSANCE
Written by Boies Penrose; G.R. Elton; J.R. Hale; Vincent Cronin.
Stock no. 1609658
Published by Folio Society. 2009. Nearly fine condition.

Five volume set: Travel and Discovery in the Renaissance; Europe from Renaissance to Reformation; The Renaissance in Europe; The Flowering of the Renaissance; and The Florentine Renaissance. Three volumes in burgundy cloth with gilt titles and decoration, two volumes in blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration. Colour plates. Third printing. Small dark mark to top edge of front board of Florentine Renaissance volume. Small mark to top edge of textblock on a couple of volumes. Contained in very good slipcase.
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