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The Alabama Claims - Original Pamphlet 1872 - (American CIVIL War)
London, National Union of Conservative and Constitution Associations. 1872, 1st Edition. Original Sewn Binding, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book, The Alabama Claims were a series of claims for damages by the United States government brought in 1869 against the British government as a result of ships, such as the Alabama, it built that aided the Confederate cause in seizing American merchant ships during the American Civil War (Wiki). After international arbitration endorsed the United States position in 1872, Britain settled the matter by paying the United States $15.5 million for damages done by the Alabama and other warships built in Britain and sold to the Confederacy. They ended the dispute and restored friendly relations through an 1872 treaty with the US. Using international arbitration set a precedent, and the case also aroused interest in codifying public international law. Publications of the National Union. No.XIII.This 9 page sewn bound pamphlet is in fine condition without marks or signatures. No signs of it having been disbound from a larger volume. See scans. Apparently rare. Fine.
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Book number: 006445
GBP 365.00 [Appr.: EURO 424.75 US$ 503.88 | JP¥ 55548]
Keywords: American Civil War The Alabama International Law History Military

 
Albania - Geographical Handbook Series
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty. 1945, 1st Edition. Original Maroon Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book, 1st and only edition of this book published in wartime for intelligence purposes and"restricted" at that time. Comprehensive coverage of topography and geology, regional description, the coast,, climate, history, the people, public health and disease, ports and inland towns and etc.416p indexed with maps, diagrams and photographs. Endpaper map present in pocket. These books almost always have library stamps - they were never intended for public circulation. This copy is from a College library with a bookplate on the fep and library evidence. Maroon cloth; book tight and clean with a few minor marks on boards. See scans and email for several more. Heavy book - may require extra postage at cost.. Very Good.
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Book number: 010297
GBP 345.00 [Appr.: EURO 401.5 US$ 476.27 | JP¥ 52504]
Keywords: Albania Aegean Naval Intelligence Geographicakl Handbook Series Maps & Cartography History Military Geology Transport Religion & Philosophy

 
Amidst a Nightmare of Crime - Notes of Prisoners of Sonderkommando Found at Auschwitz
Oswiecim, Poland, State Museum of Oswiiecim. 1973, 1st Edition. Illustrated Coloured Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition of a publication of the State Museum of Oswiecom, Oswiecim (Auschwitz), 1973. Yellow illustrated dust jacket with black lettering on the cover and spine. 208p illustrated. A collection of first hand accounts from former members of the Sonderkommando of the atrocities committed at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. illustrated with black and white photographic reproductions of the original handwritten or typed manuscripts and photos of the camp, some o which were found buried abu the camp. The book is in VG clean condition as is the protected d/w which is also clean and unmarked. There are some neat notes at the top of the foretitle as seen in scans. Apparently uncommon. Very collectable or presentable copy. Very Good +/Very Good +.
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Book number: 010144
GBP 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 157.25 US$ 186.37 | JP¥ 20545]
Keywords: Amidst a Nightmare of Crime - Notes of Prisoners of Sonderkommando Found at Auschwitz Poland Natzi Atrocities Racial Cleansing Persecution of the Jews Jewish Faith, Murder. History Military Family History & Genealogy

 
The Ancient Ships of Pisa.
Toscana, Italy, European Heritage Laboratory. 2000, 1st Edition. Illustrated Card Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book, Well constructed book in folded card caovers of 139p well illustrated on heavy art paper. Describes the discovery, excavation and preservation of a fleet of ancient galleys discovered in Pisa, Italy. With their wider relevance described in English and Italian. With a relevant insert. See scans. Very Good.
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Book number: 008233
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.5 US$ 27.61 | JP¥ 3044]
Keywords: Ancient Grek Ships Maritime Aerchaeology History Transport

 
Anti-Apartheid Poster 1970 Cricket Tour - "If You Could See Their National Sport, You Might Be Less Keen to See Their Cricket - Original Poster
London, Anti-Apartheid Movement. 1969, 1st Edition. Poster, This powerful poster recreating an image from a photo of the Sharpeville massacre was published by the Anti-Apartheid Movement , 89 Charlotte Square, London W1 in anticipation of the 1970 Cricket Tour. The Tour was cancelled - this poster may have contributed to that decision. Size 23" x 17 1/22 (59x45cms) In VG condition - rolled . Light edge wear and a small stain (15mmx70mm) in NW corner. See scans including a copy of the original photograph on which this poster was based. Near Very Good.
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Book number: 010124
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 75.75 US$ 89.73 | JP¥ 9892]
Keywords: Anti-Apartheid Poster 1970 Cricket Tour - "If You Could See Their national Sport, You Might be less keen to see their Cricket Poster Anti-apartheid Movement Nelson Mandela South Africa English Topography and Local History Ephemera History

 
Anticipation Containing the Substance of His M----Y's Most Gracious Speech to Both H---S of P--L--T, on the Opening of the Approaching Session, Together with a Full and Authentic Account of the Debate Which Will Take Place in the H--E of C--S......... . .
London, T.Becket. 1778, 2nd Edition. Disbound from a larger Book, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Book, Printed for T. Becket, 1778, 1778. Pages vi, (2), 74. A successful witticism, forecasting the King's and indeed all the speeches (including those of Burke and Fox) at the opening of Parliament. With an unpaginated leaf - 'The Gentlemen trading to the East-Indies, West-Indies, and other parts, who intend taking over or sending thither any pamphlets this season, are hereby informed, that this work is authentic, faithful, and strictly impartial; and as the nice and discerning eye of the British islands and settlements near us, must feel an interest in these matters, good allowance will be given in taking quantities. Also the best Dutch wax, and stationary wares.' Disbound from larger volume so begins with title page. Little toned but near VG; no marks or signatures. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 003453
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 22.09 | JP¥ 2435]
Keywords: Politics Houses of Parliament English Topography and Local History History

 
Atlas of Western Canada
Ottawa, Canada, Issued By Direction of Hon. Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interiorthe. 1st Edition?. Stapled Binding, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book, Full title: " Atlas of Western Canada (Free 160 acres farm lands) showing Maps of the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Districts of Assiniboia, Alberta, Saskatchewan - The Dominion of Canada. Undated by c.1903. A promotional production encouraging emigration to Western Canada with sections on dirfferent areas with 15 coloured maps - some double page. Advice on what to bring, job prospects.. "A newcomer with $500 could homestead 160m acres at once, and put up a house thereon..." 40 p many photos. Central fold (as designed) and rusting staples such that the centrefold pages are loose. Unobtrusive paint splash of front cover and some dustiness and corner wear. An interesting period document. See scans and email for more. Good.
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Book number: 008533
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 52.5 US$ 62.12 | JP¥ 6848]
Keywords: Atlas of Western Canada showing Maps of the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Districts of Assiniboia, Alberta, Saskatchewan - The Dominion of Canada History Transport

 
The Australian Sugar Year Book - Volume 27 - 968
Brisbane Australia, Strand Press Publishing Pty. 1968, 1st Edition. Orange Cloth, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book, 368p profusely illustrated . Some marks on boards and owners stamp on fep but stll Good +. See scans. Good +/No d/w.
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Book number: 007765
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 13.8 | JP¥ 1522]
Keywords: Sugar Industry Australia General History

 
Battle of the Somme - 24 Original Bound Postcards - Titled "Campagne 1914-1918 Bataille de la Somme)
Im. Cet,Corbeil, Paris. 1st Edition?. Original Stapled Binding, Oblong 16mo. Book, 24 Original postcards of the aftermath of the Battle of the Somme. Printed in Paris with captions in French and English. Pictures of devastation, German prisoners , shell holes, ruins and returning soldiers etc. In green card covers - each postcard with intact tissue gaurd (excepting the first - ? as issued). Some handling wear of card covers but otherwise no marks or signatures. See scans. Very Good.
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Book number: 009044
GBP 34.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.75 US$ 46.94 | JP¥ 5174]
Keywords: First World War Trench Warfare War Damage Battle of the Somme German Prisoners History Military

 
Budapest (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
DK Publishing. 2013, Reprint - Latest Edition. (ISBN: 9781409385899). Coloured Card Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book, 272p; profusely illustrated in colour. Latest edition in as new condition. See scans. Mint/Fine.
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Book number: 006209
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 US$ 8.28 | JP¥ 913]
Keywords: Budapest Hungary Europe Buda Pest 9781409385899

 
Cairns-Karunda Railway - 1882-1891 History in the Making
Published for the Railway?. 1st Edition?. Original Stapled Binding, Oblong 8vo. Book, 18p booklet with reproductions of many photographs taken during the construction of this remarkable mountain railway - a tremendous feat of engineering built to service tin miners and now a major tourist attraction from Cairns. Clean and unmaked - though one corner turned. See scans. Very Good.
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Book number: 009642
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 US$ 8.28 | JP¥ 913]
Keywords: Cairns - Karunda Railway: History in the Making Kuranda Australian Trains Queensland Cairns History Geology

 
Cape of Good Hope. - Reports on Government Aided Hospitals and Invaliid Homes, on Asylums for Lunatics and Lepers, and on Chronic Sick Hospitals, Including Report of the Inspector of Lunatic Asylums. For the Calendar Year 1909
Cape of Good Hope, Colonial Secretary's Office. 1910, 1st Edition (as such). Original Blue Wrappers, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Book, 68p + (4). Detailed reports on the Valkenbery Asylum, Robben Island Lunatic and Leper Asylums, Grahamstown, Port Alfred, Fort Beaufort and etc. With tables and much detail about administration, accomodation etc. Emjanyana Leper Asylum: "Dystentry has been rife..scurvy to has appeared again. The general conduct of the patients has been good and there have been no irregularities between the sexes....the number of escapes was altogether unprecendented..the position is an absurd one ..I feel it is my duty to continue to urge that civilizatiuon is the remedy for Leprsoy.. In VG clean condition with some reading wear and a few nminor spalshes on front card cover. Still VG. Rare. See scans. Very Good.
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Book number: 008414
GBP 56.00 [Appr.: EURO 65.25 US$ 77.31 | JP¥ 8522]
Keywords: South Africa Mental Health Cape of Good Ghope Lunatic Asylums Robben Island History Medicine

 
( China - Yunnan Province ) Colorful Clouds Crossing the Southern Sky - Photographic Album in Chinese and English
China, 1st Edition?. (ISBN: 09628261673). Original Illustrated Card Cove, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Book, "Colorful Clouds Crossing the Southern Sky" is a photographic album illustrating the plateau landsape of Yunnan. It is here that the high northwestern Tibetan mountain meets the rising hills of the south east, crossed by endless mountains. Mt.Gaoligong and Mt. Nu rise to meet Mt.Wumeng and Mt. Ailao marked by the Jinsha Lancang and Honghe rivers".79 pages of stunnng pictures of remarkable landsape In thick card covers with a map - all in full colour. Clean and unmrked. See scans. Near Fine.
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Book number: 009451
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.25 US$ 34.51 | JP¥ 3805]
Keywords: China Yunnan Province Photography Mt.Gaoligong and Mt. Nu rise to meet Mt.Wumeng and Mt. Ailao marked by the Jinsha Lancang and Honghe Rivers 09628261673

 
Christchurch - New Zealand. Eatrly Album of Photographs of the Cityphoptog
Auckland N.Z. Frank Duncan. 1st Edition?. Taped Binding, Oblong 8vo. Book, 21 monochrome plates of Christchurch New Zealand - some full page some two two to a page. Undated but in tranquil times. Front card cover reads "In 1840 a waste of tussock grass; now a splendid city set in lovely gardens" Tourist Series No.19. A number of views of Cathedral Square; also Colombo street corner Cashel Street and etc. Full of bustling activity. All Trams, bicycles carts - a very few motor vehicles. Undated c.1920? Clean and unmarked apart from spot of foxing of corner of first plate - see scans. Very Good.
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Book number: 007722
GBP 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.75 US$ 30.37 | JP¥ 3348]
Keywords: New Zealand Earthquakes Christchurch History Trams Cathedral Square Cashel Street Cathedral Square Ephemera

 
Communion of the Early Bohemian Protestants - Framed Sepia Print
1st Edition?. Book, The Moravian Church (Latin: Unitas Fratrum, meaning "Unity of the Brethren"[1]) is a Protestant denomination. This church's nickname comes from the original exiles who came to Saxony in 1722 from Moravia to escape persecution, but its religious heritage began in 1457 in Kunvald, Bohemia, today Czech Republic, an autonomous kingdom within the Holy Roman Empire. The Moravian Church places a high premium on Christian unity, personal piety, missions, and music. (Wikipedia) This mounted and framed sepia print titled as above measuring 20 1/2" x 16 1/2" (52x 42cms) would appear to predate its reprint in the Art Journal in 1895. The mount and frame are in ony fair condition - and if posted witrh the frame will arttract extra postage. The Print, though toned is in VG condition. See scans. Very Good.
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Book number: 006271
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 US$ 24.85 | JP¥ 2739]
Keywords: Moravian Church Czech Republic Protestant Faith Bohemia Religion History Religion & Philosophy

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