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PORZIO, LUCA, & G. MELE (TRANSLATORS)
Arte Gladitoria Dimicandi : 15th Century Wordsmanship of Master Filipo Vadi.
. Fillipo Vadi was Master-at-Arms under Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, to whom this work was dedicated in the 1480s. The first part of his work follows dei Liberi, but the second part contains his 'higher principles' of swordplay, a critically important addition to the early Italian tradition. First-ever translation into English. For the first time, a colour fascimile and translation will be available from this important 15th century master of late Italian Medieval swordsmanship. Master Fillipo Vadi's work, previously overlooked and underestimated by fencing scholars, presents the student of historical swordsmanship or of miltiary history a fresh, stunningly beautiful look into the mind of an Italian fencing master.Accompanying the exquisitely wrought text, finely translated by Luca Porzio, are 56 colour plates showing many of the techniques explained in the chapters and by other historical masters, but in this case, with such a beautiful rendering that they are works of art unto themselves.An absolute must for the bookshelf of anyone interested in the history of fencing or late medieval warfare, this rich volume will also appeal to collectors of illuminated manuscripts, reeactors, and literary traditions of 15th century Italy. Chivalry Bookshelf, 2002, v,204pp. Hardback, small folio with fine colour plates, d/j. (ISBN: 1891448161) .
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Catalogue: Medieval
Keywords: Loft All Military Medieval Italian History Armour Swordmanship Fencing 1891448161

 
ELZEVIER PRESS
Respublica Et Status Imperii
. Romano-Germanici. 2 volumes, Lugduni Batav. ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1634; 10.6 x 5.4 cm.; viii, 408, 382, [i]pp. with engraved title-page incorporating imperial double-headed eagle, crown, and imperial paraphernalia;; Contemporary callf, spines gilt in compartments with raised bands and double lettering pieces in green and red, gilt rule bordes to boards; edges sprinled with red; minimal wear to extremitiesshort crack to front hinge of Volume I. A handsomely bound and unusually well-preserved set of this pocket-size political and topographical handbook, with good margins.
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Book number: IS002355
GBP 210.00 [Appr.: EURO 239.5 US$ 282.02 | JP 31280]
Catalogue: German History
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FRIEDRICH DER GROSSE [FREDERICK THE GREAT OF PRUSSIA]
Der Letzte Staatshaushalt Friedrichs Des GroßEn. General Domainen Und Kriegs Cassen-Etats Von Trinitatis 1786 Bis Trinitatis 1787. .
. Geleitwort von W. Bngel in separate 8-page booklet. Wirtschaftsgrupe Druck- und Papierverarbeitung , 1937, Number 205 of a limited edition of 300 copies. Facsimile of the last national accounts [budget] of Frederick the Great. imit. leather in marbled paper covered box as issued. With the green silk ribbon. [ST].
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Book number: F157D
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Catalogue: German History
Keywords: Prussia Preussen German History

 
RAWSTORNE, LAWRENCE,
Gamonia
0. 1905. or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an improved method of making plantations and covers, explained and illustrated. With fifteen coloured drawings by J.T.Rawlins taken on the spot. A New Edition [The Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and Coloured books]. London, Methuen, 1905; c. 11 x 16.5 cm.; xiv, 136, [iv]pp. with 15 plates in colour; publisher's red cloth, printed label; head of spine slightly worn and chipped, covers dull and slightly marked, label darkened and slightly rubbed, a few scattered spots; a bright spare label for the spine, as issued by the publisher, is loosely inserted in prelims. The original edition (in larger format) was published by Ackermann in 1837.
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Book number: IS002103
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Keywords: Ianweb Sport Hunting Illustrated Books Game-Keeping Estate Management Landscape History Forestry Hunting Natural History Ecology Antiquarian

 
RENNIE, DAVID FIELD,
Bhotan and the Story of the Dooar War.
0. 1866. Including Sketches of a Three Months' Residence in the Himalayas, and Narrative of a Visit to Bhotan in May 1865. London, John Murray, 1866; xxiv, [ii], 408pp. 32pp. advertisements (dated January 1866}, with frontispiece, title-vignette, 8 plates, and folding map; publisher's green cloth embossed in gilt and blind, red endpapers (by Edmonds and Remnant, with their ticket); a little loss of colour on the joints, with slight cracks at their extreme base, tiny discolored patch on edge of rear board, very short tear in lower margin of last page, the (not integral) advertisement leaf for Rennie's "The English Embassy in China" (tipped in at the front), torn at the margin with slight loss. An excellent copy of the scarce first edition.
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Book number: IS00429
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Keywords: Ianweb Bhotan Bhutan India Exploration Military History British Empire History of Medicine Rare Travel Ian

 
RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE,
L'andrographe,
0. 1782. ou Idees d'un Honnete-Homme sur un projet de Reglement .. La-Haie ..et se trouve a Paris.. 1782; 2 parts in one volume; 478 pp. [through an error by the printer in the pagination the page numbers 471/472 are used twice]; contemporary French calf, spine richly ornamentd in gilt, gilt lettering-piece, marbled paper paste-downs; old inconspicuous scuffing to boards, outer margins of title-page a little embrowned, bound without the half-title. A fine copy of the first edition. In a note at the end, the author stated that Notes B to H, which he had intended to include here in Part Two, would be printed in a different form in a projected work to be entitled "Le Hibou".
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Book number: IS002294
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Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb 18th Century French History Bindinhs Rare 18th Century French Literature Retif de la Bretonne Erotica Cultural History History of Manners Philosophy Women's Studies

 
RICHARDSON, SAMUEL
Clarissa : Harlowe; Or, the History of a Young Lady. Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life;
. and particularly shewing the distresses that may attend the misconduct both of parents and children, in relation to marriage. In a series of letters. By Samuel Richardson, Esq. author of the celebrated histories of Pamela and Sir Charles Grandison. Formerly published in eight volumes; the whole now comprised in two large octavo volumes. Embellished with elegant copper-plates . London : printed for Alex. Hogg, at No. 16, Paternoster-Row, [1794], 1116pp . last page and blank i.e. [3] missing, missing frontispiece would have shown Jany. 11. 1794, plates missing, full very worn calf, cracked hinges, name in ink on e.p. volume 2 pp. 549 - 1116 has no title page. postage for 1.75 KG.
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Book number: F3179
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ROBERT, CARL,
Archaeologische Hermeneutik.
0. 1919. Anleitung zur //deutung klassischer Bidwerke. Mit 300 Abbildungen im Text. Berlin, 1919; c. 19cm. x 24cm.; [viii], 432pp. with 300 illustrations; publisher maroon cloth, lettered in gilt. A very good copy, If you wish to order, please ask about cost of postage, as this is a heavy book.
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Book number: IS002310
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Keywords: Ianweb German Ancient Greek Classics Classical Antiquity Art History Archaeology

 
ROBERT FORMAN HORTON (1855 - 1934), BRITISH NONCONFORMIST DIVINE
The Courage of Conviction. An Address Delivered Before the Oxford University Nonconformist Union
. Oxford, James Thornton, 1882 , 12pp. in greayprinted wrappers, rear wrapper frayed 15.00 Horton was educated at Shrewsbury School and New College, Oxford, where he was awarded a First in classics. He was president of the Oxford Union in 1877. He became a fellow of his college in 1879, and lectured on history for four years. He was the first non-Anglican to have a teaching position at the Oxford University since the Reformation. In 1880, Horton accepted an invitation to become pastor of the Lyndhurst Road Congregational Church, Hampstead, and subsequently took a very prominent part in church and denominational work. This included establishing a mission hall for the Hampstead church in Kentish Town, known as Lyndhurst Hall. Horton delivered the Lyman Beecher lectures at Yale in 1893. In 1898, he was chairman of the London Congregational Union, and in 1903 he was chair of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. In 1909, he took a prominent part in the 75th anniversary celebration of Hartford Theological Seminary. His numerous publications spanned theological, critical, historical, biographical and devotional subjects. A 2nd copy frayed wrappers detached 9.00.
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Book number: F3209
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Catalogue: Theology
Keywords: Theology Religion Oxford

 
ROEHR, JOHANN FRIEDRICH
Gedaechtniszpreddigt Bei Der Oeffentlichen Todesfeier Der Hoechtseligen Frau Groszherzogin Zu Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach Louise Geborenen Landgraefin Von Hessendarmstadt
. am Sonntage Reminiseere, den 7. Maerz 1830, in der Haupt- und Stadtkirche zu Weimar. Mit erlaeuternden Anmerkungen. Zweite Auflage, Weimar, Wilhelm Hoffmann, 1830, 32pp. in blank green wraapers as issued. Small stamp on title page.
Johann Friedrich Rhr (1777 - 1848 ) , Doktor der Theologie, Generalsuperintendent und Oberhofprediger in Weimar. In seinen Schriften und Predigten erklaerte er das Christentum als reine Vernunftreligion. Roehr gilt als einer der letzten Vertreter des theologischen Rationalismus. Dazu hielt er 1832 die Trauerrede zur Bestattung Johann Wolfgang von Goethes in Weimar.
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Keywords: Theology German History

 
ROENTGEN, WILHELM,
Eine Neue Art Von Strahlen
Meeuws. Facsimile edition of the Wrzburg 1895 edition (Verhandlungen der Physik.-Medizin.-Gesellschaft zu Wrzburg,December 1895) Oxford, Mouette Press, 1972 (ISBN 0-902672-12-6) 10pp. + added photography of Rntgen. paperwrappers, also wrapped around is a facsimile of the red band, about 2" wide. 0902672126 [postage ?1.50 ] 60 Exemplare uebrig. (ISBN: 0902672126) .
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Book number: F3090-5
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Keywords: Kieferall Auctiongerman Wim Meeuws X-Rays Xrays Roentgen Rntgen Radiology Sch1 Roentgenologie Strahlenheilkunde Medical History 0902672126

 
ROEVER, FRIEDRICH,
Hydriasis
0. 1832. odeer die Heilkraft des kalten Wassers. Eine Anweisung, wie durch das kalte Wasser, als das beste Heilmittel, 160 Krankheiten und Koerperfehler gruendlich zu heilen sind. Nebst einem Anhang, wie das kalte Wasser in der Thierarzneikunde anzuwenden sei. Aus alten und neuen Schriften zusammengetragen und in alphabetischer Ordnung gebracht. Leipzig & Naumburg, bei Heinrich Franke, 1832; xiv, 312, [ii] pp.; contemporary marbled boards, gilt label, red edges; spine a little rubbed. A good copy of a rare work. A neat entry in contemporary hand on the front paste-down seems to read "Pincas Livn.", with three neat library numbers added.
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Book number: IS002232
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Keywords: Ianweb German Medicine Medical History the Water Cure Heinrich Franke Verlag Antiquarian Rare Medical Books History of Medicine

 
ROLLIN, LEDRU,
The Decline of England.
0. 1850. Second edition, London, 1850; vi, 360pp.; publisher's cloth; professionally rebacked, old lettering-panel mounted on spine. A very good copy.copy..
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Book number: IS002228
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb English History Victorian History 19th Century French in Translation Antiquarian Economic History Social History

 
ROSCOE, WILLIAM,
The Life and Pontificate
0. 1893. of Leo the Tenth. Seventh Edition, revised by his son, Thomas Roscoe. InTwo Volumes. London, George Bell & Sons, 1893; xxxii, 502, [32], 540, [32] pp. with two frontispiece portraits; publisher's maroon cloth, spines lettered in gilt.
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Book number: IS001096
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Catalogue: Renaissance
Keywords: Ianweb Renaissance History Italy Italian History Rome Papal History Biography

 
SEALSFIELD, CHARLES [KARL POSTL],
Das Cajutenbuch
0. 1847. oder Nationale Characteristiken. In zwei Theilen. Zweite, durchgesehene Auflage [Gesammelte Werke XIV]. Two volumes bound as one, Stuttgart, 1847; 312, 390, [ii]pp.; with series title-page and separate title-page to each volume; contemporary scarlet half morocco, spine lettered in gilt - "Sealsfield Werke" - with raised bands, marbled boards, endpapers and edges; contents very slightly spotted. A very good copy of the second edition. Postl was an Austrian exile, who adopted an American pseudonym, and wrote this novel on American themes, including the system of slavery - which he does not criticise - and the early history the state of Texas.
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Book number: IS00553
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SEILER, DIETER AND HEIDEMARIE ANDERLIK (EDS.)
1848 - Politik, Propaganda, Information Und Unterhaltung Aus Der Druckerpresse
. [1848 - Politics, Propaganda, Information and Entertainment from the Printing Press] in German. Muenchen, Saur, 1998, CD-ROM, IBM-kompatibler PC mit 80486 Prozessor, empfohlen wird Pentium; mindestens 8 MB Arbeitsspeicher (RAM); mindestens 1 MB freier Speicherplatz auf der Festplatte; MS DOS 3.3 oder hher; MS Windows 3.1 oder hher; MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions (MSCDEX); DIN/ISO 9660 CD-ROM-Laufwerk, empfohlen wird vierfache Laufgeschwindigkeit; VGA+Monitor mit mind. 65.000 Farben sowie die erforderlichen Treiber fr die Farbdarstellung unter WINDOWS; Maus. ISBN-13: 978-3598403149. (ISBN: 3598403143) .
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Keywords: Germany Printing 3598403143

 
SMITH,R.E.F.
Sable and Sputnik.
. An Inaugural Lecture delivered in the University of Birmingham on 9th November, 1967; 16pp. paper; covers evenly soiled. Signed by the author [ DR - M - 2 acht ].
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Book number: R70448
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SOLZHENITSYN, A.,
Awgust Tschtyrnadzatogo
0. 1971. Paris, YMCA-Press, [1971]; 576 pp. including two maps at the end; original printed wrappers; front wrapper slightly dust-marked and very slightly creased at top, rear wraper creased, edges a little spotted. The scarce first edition [in Russian] of "August 1914".
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Book number: IS002084
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SOTHEBY
Catalogue of the Valuable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents Relating to the History of the Netherlands and Dutch Colonisation in America
. and autograph letters and manuscripts of artists, and a few others, the property of Martin B. Asscher .. which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Sotheby & Co.. at their large galleries .. on Monday, the 10th April, 1961 ..88pp..
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Book number: F3173
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Catalogue: Colonial History
Keywords: Netherlands Auction Catalogue Autograph Letters Colonies Dutch East Indies

 
SOWERBY, JOHN E.,
The Fern Allies;
0. 1856. A Supplement to the Ferns of Great Britain. Illustrated by John E. Sowerby .. The Descriptions, Synonyms &c. by Charles Johnson, Esq. London, for the Proprietor , John E. Sowerby, 1856; t.p. 52pp. with 31 hand-coloured plates; finely bound in contemporary green polished calf, spine lettered longitudinally and richlly gilt with fine tooling, double gilt rule and inner gilt border to boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt;; slight rubbing in one or two places on hinges, boards very slightly marked,, very slight spotting, mainly to prelims but also appearing minimally on two or three plates. A very good copy, finely bound.
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Book number: IS002319
GBP 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 136.75 US$ 161.15 | JP 17874]
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Keywords: Ianweb Fine Bindings Ferns Botany Colour Printing Botanical Illustration Natural History Botanical Books

 
SPD
Protokoll Ueber Die Verhandlungen Des Parteitages Der Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands Abgehalten Zu Nürnberg Vom 13. Bis 19. September 1908 Sowie Bericht ûber Die Fünfte Frauenkonferenz. Am 11. Und 12. September 1908 in Nuernberg.
. Bln. Buchhandlung Vorwaerts, 1908; 566, [ii]pp.; Printed on paper with a high wood content, this is a scarce but fragile book. title page repaired, the original front and rear covers have been pasted to a separate leaf and bound in following the title page, initial 6 text pages also repaired . In recent cloth with new title label. [ ST ].
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SPEARS, M.K. (ED)
The Sewanee Review
. The University of the South. Sixteen issues, c.174pp, comprising Volumes LXIII (4 parts: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, 1955), LXV (4 parts, 1957), LXVI (Spring, Summer, Autumn, 1958), LXVII (4 parts, 1959) and LXVIII, Winter only (1960). All in original paper wrappers; extremities bumped/creased; two backstrips torn at head; contents good throughout. Contains wide-ranging articles relating to literary culture, plus poetry and prose, by many distinguished authors including (among many others) : C.S.Lewis: On obstinacy in belief-a paper read to the Socratic club in Oxford (14pp.) Sylvia Plath: Two poems: I: Departure of the ghost. II:Point Shirley. Robert Penn Warren: The destiny of Hamish Bond - a story . Knowledge and the image of man. The natural history of Ikey Sumpter formerly of John Town, Tenn (a story). A first novel Prognois, a poem. Stephen Spender: Pages froma journal R. Ellman: The limits of Joyce's naturalism Rene Wellek: Literary theory, criticism and history John Wain: English poetry: the immediate situation Special issue 77/4 (1959) Homage to Allen Tate with a.o. ccontributions by T.S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Jacques & Raissa Maritain, Herbert Read E. Heller & R.H. Heilman: Essays on Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus and Felix Krull John Lehmann: The Wain-Larkin myth Arnold J Toynbee: Phaarisee or publican ? Wallace Stevens: Four poems F.R. Leavis: Joseph Conrad Herbert Read: The sorrows of Priapus Ted Hughes: four poems. Etc.
Having never missed an issue in more than a century, the Sewanee Review is the oldest continuously published literary quarterly in the country. Begun in 1892 at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, the Review is devoted to American and British fiction, poetry, and reviews -- as well as essays in criticism and reminiscence.
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Book number: F3048
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Keywords: Rbd English Literature American Literature Cultural Stu C S Lewisdies Literary Journals. Syliva Plath Spender Ted Hughes Bowra Leavis Weblists3

 
ST. AMAND, GEORGE,
An Historical Essay
0. 1725. on the Legislative Power of England. Wherein the Origin of Both Houses of Parliament , their Ancient Constitution, and the Changes that have happened in the persons that compos'd them .. are related in a chronological order .. London, for Tho. Woodward, 1725; [viii], 198, [xviii], [iv] pp.; contemporary panelled calf, professionally rebacked with bands and simple blind ornament, maroon lettering-piece, antique-style endpapers; corners of boards split and rubbed, with slight loss, first gathering a little loose. A good copy of the first edition.
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Book number: IS002145
GBP 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 154 US$ 181.3 | JP 20108]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Ianweb English History Constitutional History Political History Eighteenth Century Medieval Antiquarian Rare Bindings Legal History Law

 
STAEL-HOLSTEIN, A.L.G.NECKER, MME DE
Corinna
0. 1810. ossia L'Italia. Six volumes bound in three, Napoli, Angelo Trani, 1810; 6mo (c. 9 x 14 cm.); cont. half calf, spines gilt-ruled with ornament in blind, double red morocco labels; rubbed and worn, some headbands or tailbands a little chipped. An attractive set, each volume with the book-binder's ticket of Thomas Rigden of Dover [Ramsden, p. 140 (also half calf, gilt)], and the slightly later ownership entry on the title-pages "Frampton, Malta, 1828". 1810 was the notorious year in the author's life when her newly completed "De l'Allemagne", though passed by the Paris censor, was nevertheless seized and suppressed. This may possibly have have been the occasion for the Naples publisher to issue the romance "Corinne", which was first published in Italian in Firenze, in 1808.
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Book number: IS002177
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 85.5 US$ 100.72 | JP 11171]
Catalogue: Italian
Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Bindings Bookbinding History Italian Italy Romanticism European History French Literature Woman Writers Napoleonic Era Antiquarian Rare Italian Translations

 
NSDFB (STAHLHELM) (ED. / HRSG. )
Der Nsdfb (Stahlhelm) Geschichte, Wesen Und Aufgabe Des Frontsoldatenbundes.
. Herausgegeben vom NSDFB (Stahlhelm) Mit 117 Bildern in Kupfertiefdruck. Berlin, Freiheitsverlag G.m.b.H. 1935, 117 photographs (Hitler, Gring. Von Hindenburg, Himmler, von Mackensen etc. orig. black cloth binding, silver embossed on spine and front board. 2 cm split in front hinge. Texts by various members of the Stahlhelm including the change of name declaration of 28 March 1934 after the Nazis came to power.
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Book number: F0204-H
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Catalogue: German History
Keywords: Nazi Germany German History

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