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Gauntlet: Five Friends, 20,000 Enemy Troops, and the Secret That Could Have Changed the Course of the Cold War

By: Masin, Barbara

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025021

ISBN: 1591145155

Condition: Near Fine


Dark red and black paper covered boards, lettered in gold and silver foil. Slight shelf wear, slightly bumped bottom corners. Stated "First printing" (not edition), yet "2" is lowest in number line, two designations that appear to contradict each other. Dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, now in archival mylar. xii,385 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Nicely preserved, scarce. View more info

The Last Alchemist: Count Cagliostro, Master of Magic in the Age of Reason

By: McCalman, Iain

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 045298

ISBN: 0060006900

Condition: Near Fine


Ivory faux-vellum and rust paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in gold foil. Remainder mark to bottom text block edge, slight moisture contact evident along fore-edge of rear flyleaf only, otherwise new, as issued. Dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. 1st ptg., complete number line. xii,272 pp. View more info

Holland and the Hollanders [2nd Edition]

By: Meldrum, David S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1899

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 032442

Condition: Very Good


Light green cloth, lettered/decorated in black, gilt and red. Modest shelf wear, lightly rubbed along joints and spine extremities with a few tiny holes along lower front joint, 1/8" tears to cloth at head and heel of spine, very minor exposure to top corners. Spine lettering a bit faded, strong on front cover. Firm binding, clean interior. xi,408 pp., b&w plates, line drawings in text. Small ex-libris tag mounted on front pastedown, evidence of repair to hinges. Map at rear partially colored, scattered occasional annotations in pencil. View more info

Holland and the Hollanders

By: Meldrum, David S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 032443

Condition: VG+


Publisher's original decorated ivory cloth, illus./lettered in blue, green and orange, deckled text block edges. xiii,405 pp., b&w plates, line drawings in text. Early printing of original edition. Light shelf wear, spine panel somewhat toned/faded with soil mark to upper portions, designs on both covers respectably intact. Firm binding, clean interior. View more info

Landmarks in Serbian Culture and History

By: Mihailovich, Vasa (editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, Serb National Foundation: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025189

Condition: Very Good


Light green wraps, lettered in black. Mild shelf/handling wear, rubbed joints. Square, uncreased binding. [iii],276 pp. Scarce. View more info

Drawing the Line: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy

By: Monmonier, Mark

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co.: 1995

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 008914

ISBN: 0805025812

Condition: Fine


xi,368 pp., illus. As issued. View more info

The Rise of the Dutch Republic

By: Motley, John Lothrop; William Elliot Griffis (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1898

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 035997

Condition: Very Good


Dark red cloth, lettered in gilt. Modest shelf wear, cover cloth lightly soiled and spine panel somewhat toned, text block edges dulled by age. Firm binding, clean interior. High school library book plate and stamp on front endsheets, no other library markings and apparently never circulated. xxiv,943 pp., illus. w/ many plates, color map. Contents composed of a condensed version of Motley's classic three-volume work + Griffis's own sketch of Dutch history from 1584 (when Motley's work concludes) through 1897, the year prior to publication. View more info

Microhistory and the Lost Peoples of Europe: Selections from Quaderni Storici

By: Muir, Edward, and Guido Ruggiero (editors) [Eren Branch (translator)]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Baltimore and London, Johns Hopkins University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009355

ISBN: 0801841828

Condition: Fine


xxviii,204 pp. Olive green cloth, lettered in gold foil. As issued. View more info

The War and America

By: Munsterberg, Hugo

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York and London, D. Appleton and Co.: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034777

Condition: Very Good


Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Mild shelf wear, top text block edge rather dulled and other edges mildly foxed. Paper call label mounted on upper spine panel, no other library marks/stamps. Foxed endpapers, otherwise clean interior. [x],210 pp. View more info

Rasputin: Satyr, Saint, or Satan

By: Myles, Douglas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1990

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 007447

ISBN: 0070442398

Condition: Fine


1st edition, 2nd ptg. 320 pp., illus. As issued. View more info

The Barbarians: Warriors and Wars of the Dark Ages

By: Newark, Tim

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Poole, Dorset, Blandford Press: 1985

Seller ID: 012971

ISBN: 071371462X

Condition: Fine


June 1986 reprint. 144 pp., illus. in color, b&w. Orange paper covered boards, as issued. Dust jacket as issued. View more info

Norge: For Et Land! / Norway: What A Country!

By: Norberg, Svein Nic.; Margaret Forbes (transl.)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Trondheim, Norway, Aune Forlag: 1995

Seller ID: 016728

ISBN: 8290633300

Condition: Fine


Color laminated boards. As issued. 96 pp., fully illus. w/ color plates. Dual-language edition, in Nordic with English translations. View more info

Innocent Espionage: The La Rochefoucauld Brothers' Tour of England in 1785

By: Norman Scarfe

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, Boydell Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044462

ISBN: 0851155960

Condition: Fine


Blue paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Gift inscription on half-title, otherwise as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows 1/4" chip at head of front joint, 1" closed tear at top of rear flap fold, a few light creases, price-clipped front flap, now in mylar. xx,270 pp., illus. View more info

The Animal Style of Perm [Chudskie Drevnosti Rifeia: Permskii Zverinyi Stil]

By: Oborin, V. A., and G. N. Chagin

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Permskoe knizhnoe izd-vo: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035222

ISBN: 5762500721

Condition: Fine


Black cloth, blind ruled, decorated and lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, otherwise as issued, now in archival mylar. 183 pp., illus. w/ 162 color plates of artifacts, additional color photographs. Catalogue at rear has an additional 197 thumbnails, with captions in Russian (Cyrillic) and English. Remainder of text is in Russian (Cyrillic). Scarce. View more info

Innovation Statt Resignation: 35 Perspektiven Fur Eine Neue Zeit

By: Oertli-Cajacob, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bern and Stuttgart, Verlag Paul Haupt: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023462

ISBN: 3258038708

Condition: Fine


Color laminated paper covered boards. As issued. 378,[2] pp. Text in German. View more info

Copenhagen Open Spaces

By: Olesen, Peter (text); Rasmussen, Peter Bak (photographs); Peter Shield (transl.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Denmark, Borgen: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015859

ISBN: 8741860071

Condition: Fine


Burgundy leatherette, lettered in orange. As issued. 128 pp., illus. w/ color plates. Dust jacket shows light surface rubbing, else nearly as issued. View more info

In the Russian Style

By: Onassis, Jacqueline (editor); Audrey Kennett (intro.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Studio-Viking Press: 1976

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 012888

ISBN: 0670396966

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth. 184 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w plates. Slight shelf wear. Dust jacket shows light shelf/edge wear, with approx. 1/2" closed tear at top rear joint. View more info

Celtic Sacred Landscapes

By: Pennick, Nigel

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson: 2000

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 021994

ISBN: 0500282013

Condition: Fine


Color pictorial wraps. 224 pp., illus. As issued. 1st softcover edition. View more info

Among the Danish Farmers

By: Perry, E. J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Danville, IL, The Interstate: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 037101

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, lettered/illus. in black. Slightly rubbed spine extremities, former owner's address stamp on front and rear pastedowns (inside covers), otherwise nearly as issued. [xv],191 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Lacking dust jacket (none issued?). Scarce. View more info

Monte Carlo Casino

By: Polovtsoff, General Pierre

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Hillman-Curl, Inc.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009186

Condition: VG+


Rust cloth, lettered in silver foil. Slight binding lean, minor shelf wear. Front endpapers are toned. Monastery library stamps on front and rear blanks, title page, otherwise unmarked. 288 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Approximate date of publication 1937, given publication date of British 1st by Stanley Paul. View more info

The Alhambra and the Kremlin: The South and the North of Europe

By: Prime, Samuel Irenaeus

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Anson D. F. Randolph and Co.: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024847

Condition: Very Good


Gray cloth, lettered and illus. in gilt. Modestly rubbed with a bit of fraying at spine extremities, minor exposure at corners. Text block edges toned by age, contents clean. Spine panel darkened, joints mildly rubbed. VIntage gift inscription, dated 1887, on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. xxiv,482 pp., illus. w/ reproductions of engravings. Respectably preserved copy. View more info

Le Littoral Bulgare de la Mer Noire

By: Rachev, Strachimir (photographs); Boian Bolgar (text)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sofia-Presse: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038890

Condition: VG+


Dark blue cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in white. Light shelf wear, minor indentation along bottom front edge, binding lean. Foxing to pastedown portions in contact with dust jacket flaps, some toning/foxing to text block edges. 96 pp., illus. w/ color photographs. Color pictorial dust jacket shows light shelf wear. Text in French. View more info

New Zealand

By: Reeves, Hon. W. Pember

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, England, A. & C. Black: 1927

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 006780

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth, lettered in black and gilt, blind-stamped. xx + 241 pp., illus. w/ 32 full page color plates, maps. Note that this is the 2nd Edition, with 32 color plates rather than the original's 75. Slightly rubbed at extremities, a few very slight surface marks to binding. Clean, bright, fully intact interior and plates. View more info

Secret Societies: Inside the Freemasons, the Yakuza, Skull and Bones, and the World's Most Notorious Secret Organizations

By: Reynolds, John Lawrence

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Arcade Publishing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032696

ISBN: 161145042X

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. Light shelf/corner wear, with light dampstaining to top corner of several latter leaves, a minor distraction. Square, uncreased binding, unmarked interior. 320 pp. View more info

Hero Tales of the Far North

By: Riis, Jacob A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033095

Condition: VG+


Green cloth, illus. in dark green and white, lettered in gilt. Mild shelf wear, lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, text block edges somewhat dulled by age. Firm, square binding, clean interior beyond gift inscription in pencil dated 1910 on front flyleaf. xiv,328,[4] pp., illus. w/ 24 b&w plates. Author was far better known for his "How the Other Half Lives" than for his collections of European folklore, but this is a nicely preserved copy of a rather scarce issue. 1st edition: Sept. 1910. View more info