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1 Gainsborough Postcard Book 30 Postcards
Leiscester, England Magna Books 1992 185422364X / 9781854223647 Card Book Near Fine 
Color Illustrations; 4 1/4 x 6 1/4; 30 pages; Soft cover is a collection of 30 different paintings by Thomas Gainsborough [1727-1788]. One of the founding members of England's Royal Academy [RA]. He was a favorite of the royal family, George III and his family, doing many portraits. Each page is a removable postcard, ready for mailing. Some slight rubbing to covers, all postcards are intact and appears as if untouched. 
Price: 16.25 USD
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2 Munnings V. The Moderns Manchester Art Gallery 13 December 1986--25 January 1987
London Pittman Publishing 1986 Soft Cover Near Fine 
Exhibition Catalogue Series; B&W Illustrations; 6 X 8 1/4; 23 pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Slight rubbing to covers. Pages are clean and tights appears as if unused. Illustrated with 27 b/w pictures. Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878 1959) was known as one of England's finest painters of horses, and as an outspoken enemy of Modernism. He often painted horses racing or hunting. The catalogue shows work by such 'Moderns' as John Bratby; Reg Butler; Lynn Chadwick; John Craxton; William Gear; Barbara Hepworth; Robert MacBryde; F. E. McWilliam; Henri Matisse; Henry Moore; Ben Nicholson; Pablo Picasso; Victor Pasmore; Graham Sutherland; Keith Vaughan; Bryan Winter. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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3 Palm Beach International Art & Antique Fair Paintings, Furniture, Silver, Jewelry, Textiles & Objects; January 30- February 9,
Florida[?] International Fine Art Expositions 2003 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Cover is dark blue with gold lettering on front and spine. Brown, monochrome flower picture on endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; this appears as if unused. This is the auction catalog from one of the most prominent American art and antique fairs. Sections are: From the Organizers; Letters of Greeting; Norton Museum of Art; Index of Exhibitors; Exhibiting Galleries; Advertisements; Future Expositions; Acknowledgements. All of the items, along with the extensive description, are accompanied by a color photo. The items are gorgeous, some of them very exotic, and makes one wish you could just zip down there for the next fair and start bidding. Even has pages for notes at the back. Oversized, 4#. ; Color Photographs; 9 x 12; 155+ pages; Cover has slight bumping. DJ has some light bumping and rubbing; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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4 Veterans Of Foreign Wars Edition Pictorial History Of The Second World War, Volume 3 The Fifth Year
No Place Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. 1948 First Edition Thus Reprint; Hardcover Very Good 
Hardcover is black with gold lettering on spine; gold blind stamp of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the USA on the front [VFA]. THIRD VOLUME ONLY. Endpapers are color with illustrations from various battle arenas. Overall pages are clean and tight, with very slight signs of careful use. Begins with September 1943 through 1 September 1944. Sections are: Story, September Through February; Picture History, September--February; Story, March Through August; Picture History, March --August. Pages 1031 through 1535. Extensively illustrated with hundreds of b/w photographs and maps. ; A Photographic Record of all Theaters of Action Chronologically Arranged, Volume 3 Series; Vol. 3; B & W illustrations; 7 1/4 x 9 3/4; 434 pages; Cover has shelf wear, rubbing, bumping, sunning, faded spine, black spots on bottom of text block, weak hinges. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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5 Veterans Of Foreign Wars Edition Pictorial History Of The Second World War, Volume 4 The Sixth Year
No Place Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. 1948 First Edition Thus Reprint; Hardcover Very Good+ 
Hardcover is black with gold lettering on spine; gold blind stamp of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the USA on the front [VFA]. FOURTH VOLUME ONLY. Endpapers are color with illustrations from various battle arenas. Overall pages are clean and tight, with very slight signs of careful wear. Begins with September 1944 through September 1945. Sections are: Story, September Through February; Picture History, September--February; Story, March Through August; Picture History, March --August. Pages 1543 through 2047. Extensively illustrated with hundreds of b/w photographs and maps. ; A Photographic Record of all Theaters of Action Chronologically Arranged, Volume 4 Series; Vol. 4; B & W illustrations; 7 1/4 x 9 3/4; 544 pages; Cover has shelf wear, rubbing, bumping, sunning, faded spine, black spots on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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6 Veterans Of Foreign Wars Edition Pictorial History Of The Second World War, Volume I First and Second Year
No Place Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. 1948 First Edition Thus Reprint; Hard Cover Very Good- 
Hardcover is black with gold lettering on spine; gold blind stamp of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the USA on the front [VFA]. FIRST VOLUME ONLY. Endpapers are color with illustrations from various battle arenas. Overall pages are clean and tight, with very slight signs of careful wear. Begins with 3 September 1939 through September 1941. Extensively illustrated with hundreds of b/w photographs and maps. ; A Photographic Record of All Theaters of Action Chronologically Arranged, Volume 1 Series; Vol. 1; B & W illustrations; 7 1/4 x 9 3/4; 512 pages; Cover has shelf wear, rubbing, bumping, sunning, faded spine, black spots on bottom of text block, faint wet mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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7 'HANNAH HAUXWELL, BARRY COCKCROFT' HANNAH THE COMPLETE STORY
London RANDOM CENTURY 1991 0712651144 / 9780712651141 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
B & W and Color photorgraphs; 9.20 X 6.40 X 1.20 inches; 319 pages; Soft cover has light rubbing/scuffing. Tan spine with green and black lettering. Illustrated with 10 color photographs and numberous b/w photographs. Born in 1927, "Hauxwell emerged form a howling blizzard, in 1971, to become the most unlikely celebrity of her generation. Viewers worldwide were fascinated by the story of the solitary woman farmer with a poetic turn of phrase, living a life of extraordinary hardship on a remote Pennine farm without electricity or running water". 
Price: 11.50 USD
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8 A S I L [ASIL] Club, Ed. ; Foreword by Georg Olms ASIL Arabians The Noble Arabian Horses; Fourth Edition: in English and German
Hildesheim, Germany ASIL Club/Georg Olms 1993 3487083493 / 9783487083490 Fourth Edition Hardcover New in Fine dust jacket 
Cover is black board with gold lettering and club logo on front in German and English; on spine in German, English and Arabic. End pages illustrated. Application form for club laid in at rear. Magnificently illustrated with 500+, mostly color, pictures. Foreword by W. Georg Olms. Printed in Italy. Pages are clean and tight; printed on glossy paper. This is a NEW book! DJ is NEW; and also in cardboard slipcase, also NEW. Book originally sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap, removed to check the book, but book will be put back into it. All of the comments on the DJ are in German; there are comments by Dr. Helmut Kohl; Prince Chaled al Feisal; Gen. Kurt Albrecht [noted expert on dressage]; Gen. Pierre Durand, Chief Rider of the Cadre Noir in Saumur, France. The sections of the book are: ASIL Arabians; Stud Book; ASIL Club List of Members and List of Horses. The book is written in German and English, with the English on the left [verso] page, and the German on the right [recto] page. Part Two, the Stud Book of Selected ASIL Arabians, with pedigrees and photos of horses owned by members of the Asil Club. Also a section on Outstanding Breeds Owing to the Best of Sires: the ASIL Arabians. These breeds include: English Thoroughbred, Anglo-Arabian [Thoroughbred/Arabian cross], Lipizzaner [with commentary by Gen. Kurt Albrecht], Trakehner, Hannoverian. An absolutely gorgeous book that any lover of Arabians would adore to have in their collection. The Arabian has been influential in many breeds; all thoroughbreds anywhere in the world trace back to three foundation Arabian stallions; many breeds, when they wish to upgrade or lighten the build of that breed, will cross to Arabians. The Andalusian and Lusitano breeds of Iberia have a huge amount of Arabian in their background, as well as the wild mustangs of the American west, many of them descended from the Arabian crossed horses the conquistadors brought over with them. Very overweight, ships at 8#. Alibris media mail shipping only. Very scarce book. ; Color Illustrations; 7 1/4 x 11 1/4; 923 pages 
Price: 92.50 USD
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The Black Death  The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents, Aberth, John
9 Aberth, John The Black Death The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents
Boston Bedford/St. Martin's 2005 031240087X / 9780312400873 Paperback Near Fine 
Bedford Cultural Editions Series Series; B&W Map & Illustrations; 8.10 X 5.50 X 0.50 inches; xv, 199 pages; Soft cover has a white spine, with black lettering. Slight rubbing, bumping. Pages are clean and tight. Ilustrated with 1 b/w map and 7 b/w pictures. "This is an excellent collections of sources. The selected texts are well chosen, often otherwise unavailable, comprehensive in the views they present, and long enogh to be very useful. The inclusion of sources from throughout Europe and the Middle East is excellent and fills a gap". 7 chapters, each with their own citations at the end; appendices; bibliography; index. 
Price: 16.25 USD
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10 Aikman, Lonnelle Rider With Destiny: George Washington
Mclean, VA Link Press, Publishers 1983 0912991011 / 9780912991016 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Softcover is heavy cardboard; black ground with gold lettering on front and spine. Blue monochrome endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with dozens of b/w drawings and photographs. Sections are: Behind Myth and Monument; a Capital is Born; "My Own Vine and Fig Tree"; bibliography; index. Oversized, 3#. ; B & W illustrations; 9 x 12; 173 pages; Cover has shelf wear, light rubbing/scuffing, bumping and some minor, shallow scratches towards the bottom of the rear cover. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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11 Aldebaran Conquest Of Coomassie; An Epic Of The Mashanti Nation
Los Angeles Worth While Publishing Company/Coomassie Pulishing Co. , California 1923 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Illustrated by Henry M. Brooks 
Hard cover is light tan colored with dark brown lettering on front. Overall, pages are clean and tight; stitched binding. Extremely scarce book. Frontispiece is a b/w photograph of the author, 'Aldebaran,' probably a psuedonym. Illustrated with 9, tissued protected b/w drawings. Book is written as poetry, with 5 cantos. On the title page is a sticker, with 'Coomassie Publishing Co. , Los Angeles, Calif. , U. S. A. ' on it. "Against the glorious background of culture, under the rule "of wisdom, truth, and right," is thrown the pitiful picture of a money-mad world; where the rapacity of Insatiable greed bankrupts the human soul..." in the preface, by George S. Grant. In the introduction is found "...the great United States of West Africa now a British possession, and referred to as 'Ashanti and Ashantee,' is written in the Ochi tongue, M'shanti, and called by themselves, Mashanti, which orthography I shall adhere to, except when quoting other writers..." Ashanti was one of the few African states able to offer serious resistance to European colonizers. Between 1823 and 1896, Britain fought four wars against the Ashanti kings (the Anglo-Ashanti Wars). In 1900, the British finally defeated the kingdom and incorporated it into the Gold Coast colony as a protectorate. The Ashanti comprise ca. 20% of the population of modern Ghana. ; B&W Illustrations; 4 3/4 x 6 1/4; xxiv, 97 pages; Hard cover has rubbing/scuffing, bumping, shelf wear, finger sized, shallow indentation on back cover; some spotting along the spine, gift inscription, tidily written in ink, inside front cover, dated 1935. Owner's name written along gutter, inside back cover, dated 1935. Pages in the introduction have some notes and marks in light purple [probably with a fountain pen]. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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12 Anaya, S. James Indigenous Peoples in International Law
New York Oxford University Press, USA 2000 0195140451 / 9780195140453 Second Edition Paperback Fine 
Tables; 9.10 X 6.10 X 0.40 inches; xi, 267 pages; Soft cover is brown with white lettering on front and spine; shallow vertical crease on front cover. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. "James Anaya has done for indigenous people in international law what Felix Cohen did for Native Americans in the United States. He has brought clarity, understanding, and order to a field previously understood only in isolated bits and pieces. It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". It will now be impossible to think about this topic without consideration of Professor Anaya's prodigious research and deeply analytical jurisprudential and pragmatic insights". Appendix, bibliography; tables; index. 
Price: 15.25 USD
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13 ANDERSON, Bonnie S. & Judith P. Zinsser A History of Their Own Women in Europe From Prehistory to the Present: Volume II
New York Harper 1989 Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 1 1/2; xix, 572 pages; Soft cover has cream colored spine with black writing on it. Covers have slight rubbing, bumping, scuffing. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with b/w photographs. "Women's history from prehistoric times to the present, focusing on the developments, achievements, and changes in women's roles in society, organized within a loose chronology with chapters focusing on women's place and function in society. Topics include the roles of female monarchs and women of the court, the application of the new tools of the Scientific Revolution to prove traditional views of women, the salons and parlors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and wealthy women's contributions to the arts and social services, the impact of city-living and the Industrial Revolution on women's roles and family life, and the emergence, evolution, and impact of the modern feminist movement". Notes; bibliography; index. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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14 Angel, Marie A Floral Calendar And Other Flower Lore
London Pelham Books 1985 0720716101 / 9780720716108 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Marie Angel 
Color Illustrations; 8.27 X 7.17 X 0.63 inches; 73 pages; Hard cover has slight bumping. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing, shelf wear; in a mylar cover. Cover is red with white lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. Lavishly illustrated with charming, colorful drawings of the various flowers. Flowers arranged by month, then alphabetically in 'The Language of Flowers'; and includes a Chinese and Japanese Calendar of Flowers. Flowers have long had many meanings, in art, in floral gifts, in romance. This book covers many of these fascinating and disappearing meanings. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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15 Backhouse, Janet Books of Hours
London British Library 1985 071230052x / 9780712300520 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Soft cover is heavy paper. Red spine with black and red lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Extensively illustrated with 68 pictures; ca. Half in color, half in b/w. "An introduction to some of the most beautiful and historically interesting manuscripts in the collections of the Briitsh Library. The book follows the arrangment of a Book of Hours, giving the reader an opprotunity to gain a clear understanding of the traditions and intentions of the creators of the manuscripts." ; B&W and Color Illustrations; 0.3 x 9 x 6.7 Inches; 80 pages; Cover has slight bumping, rubbing/scuffing; former owner's name tidily written on front end paper. 
Price: 10.25 USD
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16 Barton, Lucy Historic Costume For The Stage
Boston Walter H. Baker Company 1963 Second Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by David Sarvis 
Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 10.10 X 7 X 1.80 inches; x, 609 pages; Hardcover is former library book. Has Dewey number on spine and some stamps on end papers, plus a pocket, but otherwise shows little to no signs of being a popular book, or used much. Cover has light rubbing, bumping and some fading. No DJ as issued. Pages are very clean and tight. Lavishly iilustrated by David Sarvis, with a color frontispiece. Originally published in 1935, this is a revised and expanded edition from 1963. Covers costume history from the ancient world to early 20th century. Bibliography: More books; books, periodicals; index. Oversized, 4#. 
Price: 32.25 USD
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17 Beard, Geoffrey Attingham: The First Forty Years 1952-1991: First Edition
Leeds, England The Attingham Trust for the Study of the Country House in Britain 1991 First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Cover is tan with some light bumping and edge wear. DJ has some edge wear; 1 3/4" tear at front, bottom of spine; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight. Published in a very limited run of only 1100. Illustrated with 70 b/w photos and drawings. Chapters are: The First Five Years 1952-1956; Years to Consolidate 1956 to 1962; The American Connection Strengthens 1962 to 1970; Changes at Attingham Park 1970 to 1975; Attingham, A Changing Order 1975 to 1979; Attingham, New Challenges 1980 to 1985; Strength on Strength 1985 to 1991; appendix. Attingham Summer School was founded to allow interested people, many of them professionals in the art and museum world, primarily aimed at Americans, to come over to England and study, in situ, the great treasures of British architecture and the decorative arts, and their history, while benefitting from the personal attention of some of the leading scholars of their day. These include Harold Nicolson, Anthony Blunt [before he was exposed as a Soviet spy], Geoffrey Webb, Prof. Nikolaus Pevsner and Wittkower. R. W. Ketton-Cremer, Sir John Summerson, Alec Clifton-Taylor; Prof. Ellis Waterhouse, Sir Francis Watson, A. L. Rowse, Phelps Warren, Mark Girouard, et al. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 6 1/4 x 9 1/2; x, 217 pages 
Price: 20.25 USD
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18 Bentley Historical Library Bentley Historical Library: Its Purpose And History: Issued On The Occasion Of The Dedication Of The Addition To The Building October 2004
Ann Arbor, Michigan University of Michigan 2004 First Edition (?) Soft Cover Near Fine 
B & W and Color; 8 1/2 x 11; 54 pages; Stapled wraps. Slight bumping and rubbing to soft covers, shallow upper crease on back cover. Illustrated with mostly b/w photographs, a few color ones, some charts and graphs. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Laid in is Spring 2004 issue of 'The Bentley Historical Library' quarterly. Very nice and clean copy. "The Bentley Historical Library houses the Michigan Historical Collections, which documents the history of the state of Michigan and the activities of its people and organizations. Its rich collections draw university students, Michigan citizens, and scholars from all over the world. Situated on the North Campus of the University of Michigan, it constitutes one of the primary historical research facilities at the university and in the state of Michigan. Founded in 1935, the Michigan Historical Collections is composed of more than 6,500 archival collections, 65,000 printed works, over 10,000 maps, nearly 1.5 million visual images (including photographs, negatives, films, and videos) , and over 700 collections of digital materials. This is a statewide collection for Michigan covering all periods from the days of exploration through to the present, with collections drawn from each of Michigan's 83 counties". 
Price: 26.50 USD
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19 Bercovici, Konrad The Story of the Gypsies [Reprint of Cosmopolitan Book Company 1928 Edition]
Detroit, MI Gale Research Co 1974 0810340429 / 9780810340428 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Charlotte Lederer 
Hard cover is dark blue with gold lettering on spine. Pages are fine; appears as if unused. Has 4 b/w illustrations. Originally published by the Cosmopolitan Book Company, of New York, in 1928. Has sections on Macedonian, Roumanian, Hungarian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, English, Nordic and American gypsies. ; B&W Illustrations; 5 3/4 x 8 3/4; 294 pages; Hardcover has light shelf wear, bumping, 1 1/4 x 4" lightly faded rectangle at bottom front cover. No DJ. 
Price: 26.50 USD
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Growing Up American  Immigrant Children in America Then and Now, Berrol, Selma Cantor
20 Berrol, Selma Cantor Growing Up American Immigrant Children in America Then and Now
New York Twayne Publishers 1995 0805741046 / 9780805741049 First Edition First Printing; Paperback Near Fine 
9.20 X 6 X 0.50 inches; xiii, 132 pages; Soft cover has rust colored spine with white lettering. Slight rubbing/scuffing to covers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unread. "The child of Italian parents growing up at the turn of the century in New York City and the child of Mexican parents growing up today in Los Angeles likely share much in common. To suffer the loss of a familiar place, to feel like an outsider in a new one, to be torn between the cultural values of those old and new places, to know discrimination, to grow up in poverty: this has long and often been the lot of immigrant children. Growing Up American is a testament to the struggles, the defeats, and the accomplishments of these children - be they Italian or Mexican, German or Irish, West Indian or Asian - on their way to becoming adults." Notes; bibliography; index. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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