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Treasure and Intrigue: The Legacy of Captain Kidd

By: HARRIS, Graham

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn Press - Hounslow: 2002

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 041275

ISBN: 1550024094

Condition: As New


Three hundred years ago, Captain William Kidd was hanged for piracy, but before he died he claimed to have hidden a vast fortune in the Indies. In the years since, maps to the fabled island have appeared and there have been many attempts to recover that treasure. This book examines Kidd's life against the backdrop of piracy in the Indian Ocean and concludes that there is much to justify his claim, and even more to his story - a life of piracy thrust upon him by noble backers, men who broke their own laws and then let him die for their crimes. 348pp, illustrated. Bright, fresh and unmarked. Tig... View more info

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Irish Hunger: Personal Reflections on the Legacy of the Famine

By: HAYDEN, Tom - Editor

Price: $9.95

Publisher: USA, Roberts Rinehart Madison: 1998

Edition: Second Printing, Trade Paperback

Seller ID: 2359

ISBN: 1570982333

Condition: Near New


'A comprehensive, invaluable contribution to the Famine story by some of Ireland's best-known wriets and scholars. Compiled and edited by Tom Hayden, with a new introduction. 295pp, illus., 23cm. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked except for a previpus owner's name in ink to the htp. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no creases to the spine. BRight, glossy, unmarked wrappers. Unpacked weight, 450g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, s... View more info

Italien: Ansichten Und Streiflichter

By: HEHN, Victor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berlin, Verlag Von Gebruder Borntraeger: 1909

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 22725

Condition: VG+


Collection of essays on Italy written from 1864 to 1887. German language text. 335pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Very tight, sound binding. Only very minor wear to black cloth. Weight, 740g. Reduced 40%. View more info

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1815 The Waterloo Campaign: 1. Wellington, His German Allies and the Battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras

By: Hofschroer, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Greenhill Books: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 275

ISBN: 1853673048

Condition: As New


A unique reassessment of the Hundred Days and a powerful analysis of the events of the epic confrontation at Waterloo. This study is the first of two volumes [both in stock] and is a thoroughly researched examination of the opening moves of the campaign from an entirely new perspective, based on evidence never before presented to an English-speaking audience. 398 pages, maps, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 781g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very... View more info

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1815: The Waterloo Campaign. 2. The German Victory

By: HOFSCHROER, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Greenhill Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 276

ISBN: 1853673684

Condition: As New


A unique reassessment of the Hundred Days and a powerful analysis of the events of the epic confrontation at Waterloo. This study is the second of two volumes [both in stock] and is a thoroughly researched examination of the opening moves of the Battle of Waterloo from an entirely new perspective, based on evidence never before presented to an English-speaking audience. 384 pages, maps, illustrations, portraits, diagrams, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 754g. We use both the Canada Post and ... View more info

The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck: 2 Volumes

By: HOLCROFT, Thomas - Translator

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company: 1886

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 22997

Condition: Good +


Autobiography of Prussian adventurer, Baron Trenck [1926-1794], guillotined in the French Revolution. Two small volumes. 192pp + 192pp. Both interiors are clean, bright and unmarked except for tiny ink signatures to both fpd's. Tight binding, no weakness to hinges. Red leather spines show wear at both heads. Marbled boards have a little wear to edges . Vol. 1 has a small area of surface loss [.5" by 1"]. Weight, 340g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Images always avai... View more info

Louis & Victoria: The Family History of the Mountbattens

By: HOUGH, Richard

Price: $16.50

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1984

Edition: Second Edition of 1974

Seller ID: 23425

ISBN: 0297785206

Condition: Near Fine


Story of the Battenberg Family over 100 years or so. xvii, 424 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm cased., genealogical tables, portraits. Includes index. Previous edition: London : Hutchinson, 1974. Overall a bright, clean copy. Unmarked. One defect - a large corner clip to the front endpaper to remove ownership details. Tight, square binding - never fully opened? No spine creases. Bright, glossy, unmarked wrappers. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item ... View more info

The Voyage of the Armada: The Spanish Story

By: HOWARTH, David

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1981

Edition: First American Printing

Seller ID: 037919

ISBN: 0670748285

Condition: Fine


Basing his narrative on previously unexplored Spanish sources, David Howarth shows that there is always another side to every conflict. The' Voyage of the Armada' , 1588. recounts the adventures of these brave men as they go from battles to storms to wrecks and then finally - for the lucky ones - return home. A landmark event seen fom the Spanish view. 256 pages, [13] pages of plates : illustrations. A bright, clean, unmarked copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Looks almost 'as new'. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges ... View more info

Trafalgar: The Nelson touch

By: HOWARTH, David

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Galahad Books: 1974

Edition: Reprint Edition, of 1969

Seller ID: 624

ISBN: 0883652722

Condition: Near Fine


An account of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, in which the Royal Navy led by Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson [1758-1805], defeated the French. 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Brightr, clean interior, unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. Unpacked weight, 554g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World ra... View more info

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The Horse in the Ancient World

By: HYLAND, Ann

Price: $75.00

Publisher: USA, Praeger: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 040707

ISBN: 0275981142

Condition: Almost 'As New'


The horse has played a vital part in the development of all major civilisations. In this book Ann Hyland recounts its role in the ancient world, concentrating on the Near and Middle East and adjacent territories by working from archaeological, literary, illustrative and historical sources. Scattered though references are, as the time-span from 2300 B.C. to 300 B.C. unfolds certain trends of continuity emerge, xxi, 210 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. Foreword by Professor F. W. Walbank. An almost 'as new' copy - only defect - a prvious owner's name to the ffep. We s... View more info

Gold Fields of the Klondike

By: INGERSOLL, Ernest

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Langley, B . C., Mr. Paperback: 1981

Edition: Condensed Edition

Seller ID: 32281

ISBN: 0889830401

Condition: Very Good


Originally published as: Gold fields of the Klondike and the wonders of Alaska. St. John, N.B. : Earle Pub. House, ©1897. THis reprint is condensed.128 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm. Clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. From $3.00 to $6.50 depending on exact weight and location. Image available. Enquire for rates to Worldwide destinations. View more info

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The Habsburg Monarchy 1618-1815 (New Approaches to European History)

By: INGRAO, Charles

Price: $8.50

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 1995

Edition: Third Printing of 1994

Seller ID: 040711

ISBN: 0521389003

Condition: As New


A major new textbook which provides an accessible and comprehensive history of the Habsburg monarchy. 'New approaches to European history, 3'. xiii, 262pp, maps. A completly 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. No marks or creases to the wrappers or the spine. Bright, white pages. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 401g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the U... View more info

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Ancient Mysteries

By: JAMES, Peter; THORPE, Nick

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition, Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 13147

ISBN: 0345401956

Condition: Near New


Presents the latest scientific information on many age-old mysteries including Atlantis, the star of Bethlehem, Stonehenge, the Sphinx, the first Americans, Amazons, Dracula, King Arthur's grave, the curse of Tutankhamun and more. xvi, 651 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. A 'near new' copy -bright, clean, unmarked interior still quite fresh. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no spine creases. Very, very slight top-edge wear in a couple of spots. Unpacked weight, 1.050kg. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based o... View more info

Crispin's Day: The Glory of Agincourt

By: JARMAN, Rosemary Hawley

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1979

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 047248

ISBN: 0316457833

Condition: Fine


"On the morning of October 25, 1415, Saint Crispin's Day, King Henry V of England led his troops to victory in one of history's greatest battles: the Battle of Agincourt ... [The author] reconstructs the momentous campaign that would forever link Henry V's name with courage, valour, and a seemingly impossible victory". 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. A bright, clean, unmarked copy in a nearly similar, unclipped dustjacket. Almost 'as new'. Only defect - sun fading to the spine of the dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 500g. View more info

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Byzantium: The Imperial Centuries Ad 610-1071

By: JENKINS, Romilly

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Downsview, Ontario, Canada, Univ of Toronto Press: 1995

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 042265

ISBN: 0802066674

Condition: About 'As New'


History of the middle period in Byzantine history, from 610 to 1071 AD. viii, 400pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Bright, glossy wrappers. Scan available. Weight, 620g. View more info

The Popes: A Concise Biographical History: Volume 1

By: JOHN, Eric - Editor

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Hawthorne Books: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22605

Condition: VG+


Odd Volume - Volume 1 out of a 2 volume set. This volume cover the papcy from Peter [c.33-c.67] to Celestine V [1294]. 238pp, illustrated in b&w and in color. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Weight, 710g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Canadian GST included. Images always available. View more info

The French Cavalry 1792-1815

By: JOHNSON, David

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Belmont Publishing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 807

ISBN: 0950354910

Condition: Fine


An authoritative account of the French mounted arm from the outbreak of the Revolutionary Wars to the final downfall of Napoleon. 190pp, illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no wear to the blue cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. Unpacked weight, 456g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Canadian's GST is included. Images always available. Shipped well packed. View more info

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Buckskins, Blades & Biscuits: Text and Drawings

By: JOHNSTON, Allen Kent

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Surrey, B. C., Hancock House Pub Ltd: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33054

ISBN: 0888393636

Condition: Almost 'As New'


In his 'Buckskins, Blades, & Biscuits', the author provides detailed instructions as well as illustrations to real frontier living from clothing and shelter to fires and food. 175 p., : ill. (some col.) 22 cm. Near new - bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding and no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 284g. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates to Canada and the USA ; other Countries somewhat more. View more info

The Battle for Peace

By: JONES, F. Elwyn

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1938

Edition: Left Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 20358

Condition: Good +


Analysis of the state of the world in the immediate pre-World War II period. 352pp. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Sound binding. Minor wear to boards and minor soiling to front board. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 310g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates are based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Site m... View more info

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Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book

By: JONES, Gerard

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2005

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 29309

ISBN: 0465036570

Condition: Fine


Gerard Jones, a longtime insider to the comic book business, draws on years of research and interview to reveal how the collision of Yiddish and American culture shaped the modern vision of the hero. He recounts the frightened counterattack against comics that nearly destroyed the industry in the 1950s and traces the underground resurgence that inspired a new generation to transmute those long-ago fantasies into art, literature, and blockbuster movies. . . xv, 384pp, illustrated. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no spine creases. Appears unused. Unpa... View more info