Category: HISTORY


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By: Hill David

Price: $45.00

Publisher: William Heinemann, 2008

Edition: First Edition

As New condition. "Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Eleven of the tiniest ships sailed for eight months over the roughest of seas, carrying fifteen hundred people, food for two years and all the equipment needed to build a colony of convicts in a land completely beyond their experience and imagination. In Portsmouth the fleet's preparation was characterised by disease, promiscuity and death. The journey itself was one of unbea... View more info

1918 War and Peace

By: Dallas, Gregor

Price: $32.00

Publisher: USA, The Overlook Press, 2001

Edition: 1st

On the night of 7 November 1918 French troops at La Capelle, on the Western Front, saw a huge white flag: the Germans were crossing the line to seek peace. But who were these Germans and what exactly did they represent? By the time they had signed an armistice, four days later, not even they knew. The Kaiser's Reich had collapsed and Germany faced chaos, while the war in Eastern Europe continued. This book traces the transition from war to peace across Europe. This book ... View more info

77 Samurai Japan's Fist Embassy to America

By: Bush, Lewis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1968

247pp providing a comprehensive reconstruction of the arrival of Japanese diplomats in the 1860s - includes a section of plates. The previous owner's name clipped from title page, otherwise all pp in great order, dj has plastic wrap. View more info

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A Brief History of the Crusades: Islam and Christianity in the Struggle for World Supremacy

By: Hindley, Geoffrey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UK, Constable & Robinson, 2004

A Brief History of the Crusades: Islam and Christianity in the Struggle for World Supremacy by Hindley is 300pp & less than 500g to post. Why did the medieval Church bless William of Normandy's invasion of Christian England in 1066 and authorise cultural genocide in Provence? How could a Christian army sack Christian Constantinople in 1204? Why did thousands of ordinary men and women, led by knights and ladies, kings and queens, embark on campaigns of fanatical conquest... View more info

A Companion to Arthurian and Celtic Myths and Legend

By: Mike Dixon-Kennedy

Price: $26.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing, 2004

Mike Dixon-Kennedy's book brings together two of the most fertile areas of myth and legend, The Companion to Arthurian & Celtic Myths & Legends is a unique reference tool which is based on wide research and contains some of the most colourful myths and legends in history. It sets out to clarify this fascinating field and to provide an authoritative guide to the people, places, events and traditions associated with Arthur and Ireland, Wales and the Celtic fringe. Clearly ... View more info


By: Hoyle Fred

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Scientific Bookclub, 1955

Very Good/Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. Clean compressed page edge. Faded spine. Clean and unmarked boards. Stamp on first page. View more info

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A Dictionary of Battles 1816-1976

By: Young, Brigadier Peter

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Mayflower, 1978

Edition: 1st

A useful reference for any and all battles, seiges, or campaigns fought during the early 19th Century through to the year 1976. In this volume, the author takes us through battles, campaigns and sieges from 1816 to 1976. Since this was an era which marked the demise of such hallowed institutions as cavalry and naval supremacy and in addition instituted tank warfare and ariel bombardment, the innovative contributions which specific battles made to the advancement of milit... View more info

A Dress for Diana

By: Emanuel, David & Elizabeth

Price: $36.00

Publisher: UK, Pavilion Books Limited, 2006

208 snowy pp, 1.5 kilo to post. July 29,1981-The Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer was one of the iconic moments of the twentieth century. It remains a day embedded in the memory of millions of people around the world over 800 million people were watching at home on television. Of all the images from the day, the most unforgettable is Diana's arrival at St. Paul's Cathedral in a glass carriage and the public's first glimpse of the best kept sec... View more info

A Guide to the Transport Museums of Great Britain

By: Garvey, Jude

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Pelham Books, 1982

The book describes all the Transport museums in Great Britain and Northern Ireland with important collections, 52 museums each with a chapter placed in hsitorical context plus a Gazetteer including all 106 museums with a brief description of their contents. Map at rear showing where they can be located. 238pp This covers boats, planes, trams trains cars etc. View more info


By: Chandler David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Silkworm Books, 2003

Edition: Third Edition

Very Good condition. "The third edition of this acclaimed text has been completely revised and updated to include all-new material examining the death of Pol Pot and the collapse of the Khmer Rouge." View more info

A History of Cyprus Volume 1

By: Hill, Sir George

Price: $325.00

Publisher: London, Cambridge University Press, 1949

Edition: Reprint

Previous owner's gift inscription 1st page. dj clipped & darkened on spine, upper corners bumped. 352pp, endpaper maps & numerous bw photos. Sir George Francis Hill (1867-1948), was perhaps best known as a numismatist, although his scholarly interests and accomplishments included a range of time periods and subjects. A classicist by training, Hill built his career at the British Museum's department of coins and medals. In his forty-three years there he produced volumes o... View more info

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A History of English Costume

By: Brooke, Iris

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen, 1961

Book has previous owner's plastic wrap (tape marks now on the 1st & last pp) 224pp with numerous line artwork. In this single volume she covers a history of dress in England from earliest times. The book contains an ample text amongst the reference art & historical notes. Tightly bound. View more info


By: Jervis James

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Genealogical Publications of Australia, 1973

Edition: Revised Edition

A history of the township of Berrima and its surrounding district from pre-European Settlement. Includes maps, sketches and early photographs as well as a social history of the towns of Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale. View more info

A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 1 The Birth of Britain

By: Churchill, Winston, S

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cassell, 1956

344pp & 900g bubbled/carded for post, dj wear & repaired tears at spine top & bottom. Early pp foxed & fox spots random throughout. View more info

A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 2 The New World

By: Churchill, Winston, S

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cassell, 1956

344pp & 900g bubbled/carded for post, dj wear & repaired tears at spine top & bottom. View more info