Roger Rea London, 1665
Hand-coloured double-page copperplate engraved map. English text on verso. Dimensions: 38 × 51 cm; Framed dimensions: 47 x 59cm A truly beautiful and outstanding map of Scotland, first produced by the famous English cartographer, John Speed (1542-1629) in 1610-11, in his atlas The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. This later state is flanked by delightful portraits of common folk inserted at the time of the Commonwealth. There is an inset map of the Islands of Orkney in the upper right corner. The map has many decorative features; a pair of royal coats of arms, a Scottish mileage scale, galleons, sea monsters, an ornate compass rose and a scrolled title. The fascinating, historic map provides a wealth of detail, and is of tremendous general interest. This is a rare example, as most examples of the Rea edition printed in 1665 were destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Chubb xxiv; Skelton 11. Artikel-Nr.: 89984.
Strasbourg Council of Europe, 1967
23 x 15,5 cm. 257 P. Original board. Cover and back cover a bit shop-soiled and also a bit blotchy. With two library sticker on the front cover. Library Exemplar. Pages permanent lightly bronzy and sometimes a bit shop-soiled. Inside with the common library notes, marks and stamps. Sometimes with small hand writen notes on the page edges. With smll charts. Adapted from the Introductory Note by the secreteriat: Throughout Europe a considerable number of offenders recive sentence which deprive tem of liberty. Sooner or later most of them are released and return to society. Do they return better or worse, or merely unaffected by the experience which they have had? What is meant by "better or "worse" nd how shall improvement or deteration be assessed? At a time when considerable interest is being shown in making prison systems nd treatment methods more effective it becomes essential to evaluate the measures used by the best scientific means avaliable. 0.500 gr. Original board. Cover and back cover a bit shop-soiled and also a bit blotchy. With two library sticker on the front cover. 0. Artikel-Nr.: 9507CB.
Western Book Clu, 1972
Hardback in Dust Wrapper. PRICE SHOWN INCLUDES 40% DISCOUNT FOR MAY. [Old man Elverson had built an empire - had clawed it out of the prairie sod with his bare hands in accordance with the unwritten Law of the Rangemen, which came before sheriffs' law and hung on despite it. But no creation of God nor man ever lasted on the Great Plains. Not buffalo nor Indians nor Spanish wild cows nor cattle kingdoms. Each and all of them had their day, and sometimes they sensed their time of passing and sometimes they did not. Jim Elverson came in the second category.Doc McGill.] For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little wear at edges of DJ, slight fading right hand front. Artikel-Nr.: 103914.
Open University Press, Buckingham, United Kingdom, 1990
Government Reference Library. paperback. Library sticker on the spine, inside of the cover and on the FEP. Stamp on title page, creasingto the cover and rubbing to the ends. Throughout the 1980s, the National Health Service has been the subject of almost continuous re-organization and constant political debate. Its sheer size and complexity, however, baffled most attempts at systematic description and analysis. This is a guide to the way the NHS works. Based on anthropological research behind the scenes in seven district health authorities, it features first-hand accounts of the age old methods of administration and the new attempts at business-style management. It will be of interest not only to health service professionals and academics in social policy, public administration and health studies, but also to anyone interested in our changing national health service. No Dust Jacket. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 037540.
Persia, Turkey and other places, 1930s., 1930
Oblong small folio. 2 albums, the first containing 237 original photographs, the majority snapshots but some larger, mostly captioned by hand, also with a loosely inserted pencil sketch captioned "Our first home Abadan '42. Drawing room with Persian rugs", the second containing 52 original photographs, snapshots or larger, and a further 27 images in paper wallet (some duplicates). Contemp. rexine or papered boards. Fascinating collection of private photos showing the Abadan Oil refinery and life on the site in the 1930s. A series of 120 or so images is devoted to William Catchpole's time on the Abadan oilfields near Basrah and Kuwait. Catchpole became a chemist with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in 1933, and presumably was asked to visit the plant in this capacity. The photographs of this period show scenes on the voyages out (aboard the MV British Pride, an Anglo-Iranian tanker), life in Abadan (including the horse races), and the refinery itself. A group of 16 images show elements of the refinery, including the "cracking plant", "distillation units", and other features. Other photographs show the docks, and several show flares in the desert. The second album is undated and uncaptioned, though examination of one loosened photograph reveals a pencilled note to the verso ("Turkey between Harida Pasha and Ankara"). The photographs in the album show recreational and work-related images, including boating events, a pipeline, and three of an unidentified refinery. - William Marcus Catchpole was a grandson of Nathaniel Catchpole, founder of the brewing company Catchpole & Co. of Suffolk. The family and the business were based at Whitton, and some of the images from the first album show scenes and people at home. William Catchpole attended Radley College, and further images show the college and rowers on the river; some 100 images in the first album relate to the family's life in the UK. Artikel-Nr.: 45407.
Hodder And Stoughton Ltd. Apr 2014, 2014
215x136x35 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - The Mighty Shandar, the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, returns to the Ununited Kingdoms. Clearly, he didn't solve the Dragon Problem, and must hand over his fee: eighteen dray-weights of gold. But the Mighty Shandar doesn't do refunds, and vows to eliminate the dragons once and for all - unless sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekicks from the Kazam house of enchantment can bring him the legendary jewel, The Eye of Zoltar. The only thing that stands in their way is a perilous journey with a 50% Fatality Index - through the Cambrian Empire to the Leviathan Graveyard, at the top of the deadly Cadir Idris mountain. It's a quest like never before, and Jennifer soon finds herself fighting not just for her life, but for everything she knows and loves . . . 401 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781444707281.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988
Cloth. This is a hard cover book with brown cloth covered boards. Gilded titling on spine. Dust jacket is unclipped. Chapter headings include: "The Kingdom of God is At Hand"; Christians against the Roman order; Gnostic improvements on Genesis; The "Paradise of Virginity" regained; The Politics of Paradise; The Nature of Nature. Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care. Satisfaction guaranteed. First English Edition. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 029407.
Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Relating to the Constitutional Law of Hungary [Manuscript]. [Kingdom of Hungary]. Observationes In Tripartitum Opus Juris Consuetudinarii Inclyti Regum Hungariae per Commissionem Systematicam in Arlo 24. 1715 Fundatum hoc 1717 Anno Posony Celebratum, Elaborate. [Arlo, Hungary, 1715-1717, 1726]. [101, 9 blank, 32 pp.] Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary paneled calf, ties lacking. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine and corners, rear hinge partially cracked, two leaves at rear of text detached, occasional worming to margins with no loss to text, contemporary armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Some toning to interior, text in neat secretarial hand. The second group of notes, 32 pp., are dated 1726. * Two sets of student notes on the Tripartitum. Compiled in 1514 by Istvan Werboczy [c.1465-1541], a Hungarian jurist and statesman, this collection of early customary laws, though never incorporated formally, was regarded as the second pillar of the Hungarian constitution. It was a de facto law-book of Hungary until 1848. According to the doctrine of the Holy Crown, which appeared in the Tripartitum, the king and the legally equal noblemen formulated the "corpse of the Holy Crown," which symbolized the Hungarian state. This manuscript is one such effort, in the early eighteenth century, to coordinate the Tripartitum with Hungary's constitutional statutes. Artikel-Nr.: 61066.
London: Smith Elder & Co, 1824
Hand-coloured aquatint, 'drawn on the spot by I. Clark'. Image size (including text): 14 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. An historically important topographical view of Glasgow in Scotland, from John Clark's 'Views in Scotland'. There is some debate as to who executed this stunning print. There is no reference which identifies the author of this view, but there is some indication that it is the work of the celebrated painter John Heaviside Clark (1770-1863). Born in Scotland, Clark exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1801 and 1832. He was primarily a landscape and marine painter, but he also produced a number of fine aquatints, which exhibit his exceptional talents as an engraver. Known as "Waterloo Clark" for his early sketches of the battle of Waterloo, he was a painter of some repute across the British Isles, and his beautiful views remain some of the most attractive images of the English countryside. A contemporary gazetteer notes that the city was 'the manufacturing and commercial metropolis of Scotland, and the third city of the United Kingdom in point of population, and perhaps of wealth also.' (Fullarton [publisher's] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, III, p.615). According to the same source the population in 1821 was 147,043, the present view taken at about that time shows a city that is increasingly industrialised: factory chimneys are beginning to cast a pall of smoke over the city, but it has not yet come to completely overrun the landscape in which it is set. The population was to more than double in the next 20 years with the census of 1851 recording a population of 346,984. Cf. Abbey Scenery 489; cf. Prideaux p.331; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol 3, p. 676. Artikel-Nr.: 77359.
Oxford University Press Jul 2010, 2010
23,5 cm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - The Variety of Life can be read at many levels. Not least it is an extraordinary inventory - an illustrated summary of all the Earthly creatures that have ever lived. Whatever living thing you come across, from E coli to an oak tree or an elephant, The Variety of Life will show you what kind of creature it is, and how it relates to all others. Yet there are far too many creatures to present merely as a catalogue. The list of species already described is vast enough - nearly two million - but there could in reality be as many as 30 million different animals, plants, fungi and protists - and perhaps another 400 million different bacteria and archaea. In the 4,000 million years or so since life first began on Earth, there could have been several thousand billion different species. The only way to keep track of so many is to classify - placing similar creatures into categories, which nest within larger categories, and so on. As the centuries have passed, so it has become clear that the different groups are far more diverse than had ever been appreciated. Thus Linneus in the 18th century placed all living things in just two kingdoms, Animals and Plants. By the 1950s this had become five kingdoms - with fungi, protists, and bacteria hived off into their own separate groups. But leading biologists today acknowledge three vastly different domains, each divided into many kingdoms - so that animals and plants, spectacular though they are, are just a fragment of the whole. The Variety of Life explains the means by which systematists have attempted such a mammoth classification of so many various creatures - which in turn leads us into some of the most intriguing and knottiest areas of modern biology: evolutionary theory, molecular genetics, and the history of biological thought. Finally, however, The Variety of Life can simply be seen as a celebration. We should all share Miranda's pleasure in Shakespeare's Tempest - 'How many goodly creatures are there here!' - and feel, as she did, what a privilege it is to share this planet with such wonders. Their fate is in our hands; and first, we must begin to appreciate them. 704 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780198604266.
London T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808
First edition. 5 volumes, 4to., a few spots otherwise very good, contemporary half russia, marbled boards, gilt panelled spines in five compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, numbered in fourth, others richly gilt, light wear, an excellent set. "In 1784 he [Mitford] published the first volume of his principal work, the History of Greece. This was on an unprecedentedly large scale. Previous treatments (the Grecian histories of Temple Stanyan and Oliver Goldsmith) had been moralistic compilations. Mitford's first volume covered events from early times to the end of the Persian wars (479 BC). The outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 had a great impact on Mitford. The second volume of his History, which appeared in 1790, took the story of events in Greece down to 404 BC and gave ample scope for an analogy between the radical democrats of fifth-century Athens and the revolutionaries in France. In 1797 he published the third volume of his History, covering the period from the oligarchic coup of the Thirty Tyrants in Athens at the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC to the peace of Antalcidas (between Sparta and Persia) in 386. This volume covers the rise of Mitford's hero, Philip of Macedon; but it is prefaced by a résumé of the late fifth century, in order to re-emphasize what is repeatedly called 'a tyranny in the hands of the people' at Athens. Such was now the climate of opinion in England that, whereas in 1790 Mitford had incurred liberal criticism, his more extreme comments in 1797 won wide acclaim. In 1808 appeared the fourth volume of the History, covering events from 386 to the battle of Chaeronea in 338 (when Philip established his supremacy in Greece). The fifth and final volume of his History was published in 1818, ending with the death of Alexander the Great in 322 BC. In the fourth and fifth volumes he praised the monarchy of Macedon, as in the first he had praised the kingdoms of early Greece: in both he saw (with some straining of the evidence) parallels to the balanced constitution of Britain in his own day." (precis from ODNB). Artikel-Nr.: 90363.
His majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1833
Ex Library. hardcover. Bound in brown cloth with a different brown cloth on spine and corners. Some wear to exterior; class number on spine; binding broken at right hand edge of spine, front cover and pages to iv detached. (Page iii/iv is torn, partially missing, and reattached with a paper strip.) Ink stamps, bookplate on front matter. Some minor foxing to first few pages; contents remain otherwise clean and sound throughout. No Dust Jacket. Acceptable. Artikel-Nr.: 217210.
CitroExpert 1998, 1998
Hardcover, with dustjacket, 211pp., 26.5x23cm., oblong, ills. in col. and b/w., new. ISBN 9076537011. Today, over twenty five years since manufacturing ceased there, the story of Citro'n's factory at Slough ( in its hey-day one of the largest car assembly plants in the United Kingdom ) is little appreciated by Citro'n enthusiasts in both Britain, France and the Netherlands alike - and virtually unknown by the wider motorbook readership around the world. This carefully researched and lavishly illustrated book, the first officially approved and sponsored account of Citro'n's right-hand-drive vehicles, should set the record straight! In examining the first seventy five years of Automobiles Citro'n's presence in Great Britain, Citro'n from A to X reviews the history of Citro'n Cars Ltd and Citro'n UK Ltd at Slough, recalling the vehicles built at the Slough Works between 1926 and 1966 and all those subsequently imported from France from 1966 onwards until the present day. For the benefit of readers unfamiliar with the marque, it begins with a short account of the founding of the Citro'n firm in France and discusses the earliest imports of Citro'n vehicles into the UK by the first concessionaires, Gaston Ltd. It then goes on to examine the complete span of activities that took place at the Slough factory between its opening in February 1926 and its closure in February 1966 - exactly forty years to the day - during which time it assembled vehicles to supply Citro'n's export markets throughout the entire British Commonwealth as well as the home market in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Finally, it records the Citro'n models imported into the UK from Citro'n's contintental factories between 1966 and 1998, and gives a full account of the activities of Citro'n UK Ltd up to the present day. Pre-war, post-war and even wartime vehicle production is fully illustrated by over 200 archive pictures ( many previously unpublished ) together with contemporary advertising and publicity material, and also by a new series of full-colour pictures showing some of the very best surviving historic cars photographed by the leading motoring photographer Neill Bruce. The complete span of right-hand-drive vehicles featured and illustrated includes, amongst others, the conventional pre-war rear-wheel-drive models, the Light Fifteen and Six Cylinder Traction Avant, the 2CV and the Bijou, the DS and ID models and the Citro'n Maserati SM, the GS & GSA and the CX, together with the full range of Citro'n's recent and contemporary products. 0 g. Artikel-Nr.: 46359.
Well-Annotated 1599 Edition of Fortescue's De Laudibus Fortescue, Sir John [1394?-1476?]. Mulcaster, Robert [16th. c.], Translator. A Learned Commendation of the Politique Lawes of England: Wherein, By Moste Pitthy Reasons and Evident Demonstrations, They are Plainely Proved Farre to Excell, As well the Civil Lawes of the Empire, As Also All Other Lawes of the World, With a Large Discourse of the Difference Betwene the Two Governements of Kingdomes, Whereof the One is Onely Regall, And the Other Consisteth of Regall and Politique Administration Conjoyned. Written in Latine by the Learned and Right Honorable Master Fortescue Knight, Lord Chauncellor of England, In the Time of King Henie the Sixt. And Translated into English by Robert Mulcaster. London: Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, 1599. [i], 132,  ff. Collates complete. English and Latin in parallel columns. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning to text, light soiling to title page, inkstains to margins of a few leaves. Early owner signature, of J or I Ley, dated 1755, to head of title page, underlining and brief annotations throughout text, some affected slightly by trimming. An appealing copy. * Third edition with an English text. De Laudibus Legum Angliae, a history of English law, was written for the instruction of Edward, the young Prince of Wales. Cast in dialogue form, it demonstrates that the common law was the oldest and most reasonable legal system in Europe. It also compares the common and Roman systems and extols the superiority of a constitutionally limited monarch to an absolute monarch. De Laudibus was written around 1470 and first published (in Latin) in 1537. "Fortescue was a favorite among the old lawyers, and will be read with profit in modern times by those who are interested in the origin and progress of the Common Law" (Marvin). This was the first work to examine trial by jury and the Inns of Court at length. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 321. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T359. English Short-Title Catalogue S102543. London, 1599. Well annotated in an early hand. Artikel-Nr.: 63024.
Harvest (EMI Italiana),, Italy, 1973
Original, Vintage Vinyl in original sleeve - Album Cover by Hipgnosis. Italy, Harvest (EMI Italiana), 1973. 3C 154 50203 / Excellent condition of Sleeve and Record with only minor signs of wear to the sleeve / Sleeve VG + / Record NM - A Nice Pair is a compilation album by Pink Floyd, re-issuing their first two albums—The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets—in a new gatefold sleeve. The album was released in December 1973 by Harvest and Capitol in the United States and the following month in the United Kingdom by Harvest and EMI. It reached number 36 in the US Billboard album charts, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in March 1994. There are a few differences between the US and UK issues on the first disc of this compilation. In the US Harvest Records and its distributor Capitol Records reconstructed their edition from tapes that had been previously altered for the debut 1967 US album Pink Floyd (the original U.S. title for Piper) and other recordings, which were cut from the UK version. As explained in a note on the back cover of the US edition of A Nice Pair, songs dropped from the US 1967 Pink Floyd album, "Flaming", "Astronomy Domine" and "Bike", are restored for this re-issue. However, some of the restored songs appear in versions that are different from the UK Piper release: the eight-minute live Ummagumma recording of "Astronomy Domine" replaces the original four-minute studio recording; "Interstellar Overdrive" fades out slightly early (as it did on the US debut album) and adds a few seconds of silence before "The Gnome", rather than using a segue between these songs as found on the UK version; and "Flaming" is an alternate mix and edit which previously appeared on a US single, and the only track to appear on this album in mono. In later pressings, the correct stereo version of "Flaming" was restored, while the other songs continued to appear in the versions described here. The US version of this album was also released in Canada. The cover is by the Hipgnosis group, who did many other Pink Floyd covers, and consists of 4 grids of 9 small pictures of proposed but previously unused album cover designs. Several images depict a well-known phrase or saying in the form of a visual pun; for instance, the centre right-hand panel on the front depicts "a fork in the road", while the bottom right represents "a fine kettle of fish". Another picture presents two puns on the album title: a nice pear, and an image of a woman's pair of breasts; the latter is censored with a black bar on some copies, while other US copies opted to cover it with a purple and white sticker over the shrink wrap. Initial copies had a picture of a Mr. W.R. Phang's dental surgery on the cover (a genuine business), but Dr. Phang objected because dentists were not allowed to advertise, and the picture was replaced with one of a gargling monk. US editions from the 1980s restored both the nudity and the W.R. Phang photo. The album was the band's next US release after The Dark Side of the Moon, and introduced new fans to the earlier psychedelic sound of the Syd Barrett period of Pink Floyd, which contrasted greatly to the style of their more recent work. Following the worldwide re-issue of the original two albums on CD, including the original UK version of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, A Nice Pair is now out of print. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English 3C 154 50203 / Excellent condition of Sleeve and Record with only minor signs of wear to the sleeve / Sleeve VG + / Record NM -. Artikel-Nr.: 371AG.
published and sold by the author at his house ., 17701777, London, 1770
3 volumes. Imperial folio (54 x 38 cm). Contemporary uniform gold-tooled mottled calf, sewn at 7 stations, richly gold-tooled spine with red and green title labels, each board with a border made with a flower roll, gold-tooled board edges, curl-marbled endpapers. Richly engraved frontispiece with medallion portraits of Miller and Linnaeus at the head, 3 engraved title-pages (identical except for the manuscript volume numbers), 2 series of engraved botanical plates (each series numbered in manuscript 1-104), each series printed from the same 104 plates, but that in volume 1 in proof-states (with no headings, imprints or other text in the plates) and beautifully hand-coloured, that in volumes 2 & 3 in black and white with titles and imprints, and 4 further plates, numbered I-IV, showing 178 varieties of leaves, finely hand-coloured. With a full-page allegorical dedicatory pen and watercolour drawing for Queen Charlotte of England on the end-leaf before the frontispiece of the first volume, and a professionally lettered index covering all 3 volumes, specially made for this dedication copy, at the end of volume 3. Dedication copy, with a stunning original pen and watercolour drawing in honour of Queen Charlotte of England, of the first edition of a highly esteemed illustrated book on the sexual system of Linnaeus, published in 20 parts from 1775 to 1777, with some plates issued as completed from 1770 onward. Our copy is bound in three volumes, with the volume numbers professionally lettered on the title-pages in ink. Volumes 2 and 3 contain the suite of plates in black and white (1-51 and 52-104 respectively) plus the four hand-coloured plates showing 178 varieties of plant leaves, each plate with an engraved title and imprint. Volume 1 contains a suite of the same 104 plates in proof states with no lettering, all in a fine contemporary hand-colouring. Each suite of plates is numbered in ink (1-104). After the title-page, volume 1 contains a letterpress leaf with preface in Latin and English on the recto with the texts of 4 letters from Linnaeus to Miller below. The verso gives a list of subscribers headed by Queen Charlotte ("2 sets", meaning the two sets bound in the present three volumes), with the others following alphabetically. The entire list accounts for only about 85 subscribers to about 114 copies, including the booksellers P(eter) Elmsley, (James) Robson and B(enjamin) White (10 sets each), famous figures such as Joseph Banks, David Garrick, William Pitcairn and Philip Earl Stanhope, and many major libraries and noblemen, including several abroad. But the list also includes a few professional gardeners: (William) Aiton, gardener to His Majesty at Kew, and two men described as nurserymen: James Lee in Hammersmith and William Malcolm in Kennington. Volumes 2-3 include a 4-page letterpress explanation of the classification system, and each plate faces a leaf with a letterpress page in Latin and English giving botanical details of the various parts of the plant, keyed to figure numbers and element letters in the plate. The four plates with various kinds of leaves at the end are accompanied by 3 letterpress leaves with 1 or 2 pages of text for each plate. A leaf with a professionally lettered 1-page manuscript index covering all three volumes (specially made for this dedication copy) ends the final volume. John Miller, born as Johann Müller at Nuremberg in Germany in 1715, went in 1744 to England where he lived and worked until his death in 1790. He sent some of his plates to Linnaeus, who was greatly impressed, and replied to Miller that his plates were more beautiful and accurate than any seen since the beginning of the world. The work also contained the first description and illustration of the "Cassyta bassifera" (= Rhipsalis baccifera). The present copy of this rare and impressive flower book is especially valuable for its beautiful dedicatory watercolour drawing for Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of King George III. Artikel-Nr.: 3518.
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 1986
15 x 23 cm. Hardcover. The New History of the Marathas treats in detail the events of two centuries and a half from AD 1600, i.e. the rise of the Marathas as a political power, the apogee of their fortunes in 1761, their misfortune after Panipat, the weakening of the Peshwa`s authority, rise of splinter Maratha principalities, conflict with the British and their eclipse. The first volume discusses at length the careers of Shahji Bhosle, Shivaji, Sambhaji, short set back and revival under Raja Ram. The second volume takes up the rise of Peshwa, stupor after the Third Battle of Panipat, their attempts and failure to recapture their lost power and prestige. The third volume examines the relationship of the Maratha Central Authority with the Mughals, Maratha splinter kingdoms and the British in northern India on the one hand and the Nizam, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore and the British in South India on the other. The author treats his theme with rare objectivity and warmth. He has relied on the Mughal, Maratha and British source material. This is the first authoritative book in English language on the history of the Marathas. A great work of a great historian and indispensable for those interested in Maratha history and India`s struggle for freedom. Printed Pages: 388. 2nd edition. AsNew. Artikel-Nr.: 59251.
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 1986
15 x 23 cm. Hardcover. The New History of the Marathas treats in detail the events of two centuries and a half from AD 1600, i.e. the rise of the Marathas as a political power, the apogee of their fortunes in 1761, their misfortune after Panipat, the weakening of the Peshwa`s authority, rise of splinter Maratha principalities, conflict with the British and their eclipse. The first volume discusses at length the careers of Shahji Bhosle, Shivaji, Sambhaji, short set back and revival under Raja Ram. The second volume takes up the rise of Peshwa, stupor after the Third Battle of Panipat, their attempts and failure to recapture their lost power and prestige. The third volume examines the relationship of the Maratha Central Authority with the Mughals, Maratha splinter kingdoms and the British in northern India on the one hand and the Nizam, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore and the British in South India on the other. The author treats his theme with rare objectivity and warmth. He has relied on the Mughal, Maratha and British source material. This is the first authoritative book in English language on the history of the Marathas. A great work of a great historian and indispensable for those interested in Maratha history and India`s struggle for freedom. Printed Pages: 566. 2nd edition. AsNew. Artikel-Nr.: 59255.
Brown Book Group Little Mai 2016, 2016
231x151x27 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - Sie ist die Frau des wohl berühmtesten Bloggers der Welt: Ensaf Haidar liebt den Mann, der den Wunsch nach einem freien Leben mit Folter und Gefängnis bezahlt. Raif Badawi wurde in Saudi-Arabien verhaftet und zu 1000 Stockschlägen und zehn Jahren Haft verurteilt - de facto ein Todesurteil. Dass die ganze Welt um ihn bangt, ist seiner Frau zu verdanken. Mit einem selbstgemalten Plakat startete Ensaf Haidar eine Solidaritäts-Kampagne, die die Welt bewegt. Sie sorgt für enormes Interesse an Raifs Schicksal und bringt so das gnadenlose Regime ihres Heimatlandes in Bedrängnis. Die Geschichte von Ensaf und Raif ist eine berührende Liebesgeschichte. Sie erzählt von der Kraft zweier Herzen im Kampf gegen das Unrecht und davon, wofür es sich zu leben lohnt. The whole world knows the face of the young man with the bright black eyes. He is in the process of becoming an icon, a symbol, similar to the famous photo of Che Guevara. The face is that of Raif Badawi, who was nominated for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Arrested in Saudi Arabia, he was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment and 1000 lashes - a de facto death sentence. The woman who succeeded in getting such people as Barack Obama and Prince Charles to appeal personally to the Saudi King for Badawi's release is his wife, Ensaf Haidar, who began the campaign to free her husband with a self-painted poster in front of a small church in Sherbrooke, Canada. When Raif Badawi and Ensaf Haidar fell in love with each other as adolescents, they did so in violation of every moral precept in the strictly Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During their clandestine love affair, the young couple had no idea that, more than a decade later, Ensaf's love for Raif would attract the attention of politicians from around the world as the blogger's wife now mobilises global public opinion in an effort to save her husband from murder at the hands of the Saudi judiciary. With a courage born of desperation, she is fighting from exile in Canada to secure the release of the father of her three children, and is bringing great pressure to bear on the murderous regime in her native country. Ensaf Haidar tells Raif's and her own story: the story of their shared liberal ideas and her fight for her husband's release. 246 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9781408707937.
Peter Lang Nov 2000, 2000
236x156x25 mm. Buch. Neuware - The Kingdom of David has been the focus of disagreement among biblical interpreters practically since the ascension of Christ. Since Christ was enthroned at the right hand of God the Father when he ascended, many believe he began ruling from that throne at that time. But is this kingdom over which he rules the Davidic Kingdom Reformed scholars say yes; dispensational scholars say no. A new breed of dispensational scholars says yes and no. These 'Progressive Dispensationalists' say Jesus has inaugurated the Kingdom of David but will return to the earth to consummate this kingdom with a millennial reign from Jerusalem. Are they right This book uses Psalm 110 in the Old and New Testaments to find an answer. 342 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780820445748.
Harrassowitz Verlag Apr 2009, 2009
24x17x cm. Buch. Neuware - Erschienen im Jahr 2004 Letzte ISBN: 978-3-941336-23-0 This work casts light on the actions of the United Kingdom during the Cyprus Crisis of 1963-64. In particular, the volume concentrates on a very specific period of events, charting the course of British actions from the start of fighting to the moment when UN Security Council Resolution 186 passed responsibility for peacekeeping and peacemaking over to the United Nations. As is shown, Britain actually undertook several different roles during this period. On the one hand, it was a crisis manager and peacekeeper. Its timely decision, along with Greece and Turkey, to establish a peacekeeping force, the Joint Truce Force, certainly helped to limit the extent of fighting on the island, and thus reduced the chance of direct Turkish intervention. However, as this work shows, it was not an easy role to play and required a significant manpower commitment from the United Kingdom. On the other hand, Britain also tried to act as peacemaker. At first this was done informally on the island, but was later supplemented by a formal peace process in London. Unfortunately, the process failed in its objective and in doing so created a rift between Britain and the Greek Cypriots, which ended all hopes that Britain might be able to broker a compromise between the parties. It also affected Britain's efforts to find an alternative peacekeeping force to replace the Joint Truce Force - an effort that involved looking at the Commonwealth and NATO as possible peacekeepers. In the end, the United Nations was called upon to keep the peace, a role that is forty years old. However, the book also shows that the 1963-64 Crisis is profoundly important for two other reasons. First of all, it was during these months that the Greek Cypriots were accorded international legitimacy as the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. As will be shown, this came about partly as a requirement of international peacemaking and peacekeeping. However, it also becomes clear that the actual confirmation of this recognition involved a certain amount of what the Turkish Cypriots see as betrayal - betrayal by Britain, by the United States, and, most surprisingly, by Turkey. Secondly, this period saw the acceptance by the international community of the legality of the Treaty of Guarantee. As a result, Turkey retained an internationally accepted constitutional right to intervene in the island's affairs. This right was put into effect in 1974 after a coup ordered by the then military government in Athens overthrew Archbishop Makarios, the first president of the independent state. As a result the island was divided and the more modern understanding of the 'Cyprus Problem' was created. Drawing on official British government documents and interviews with many of the protagonists of the period, this work is the first in-depth study of Britain's leading role during this critically important juncture in the modern history of Cyprus. 143 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9783447059732.
Howlett and Brimmer for Thomas M'Lean,, London, 1821
Large octavo (29.5 x 20.5 cm). 19th-century polished blue morocco, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers (ZAEHNSDORF). With 24 hand-coloured aquatints, each plate with a title, two lines of verse, and an imprint dated May 1821. VIII, 136 pp. First edition of this entertaining and well-illustrated caricatural work, "written at intervals to pass away the winter evenings", as the author explains in his preface. 'John Careless' is a pseudonym, and the work is sometimes erroneously (?) attributed to William Andrew Chatto, who published a work with the same title in 1838. The fine plates are reminiscent of Rowlandson's famous caricatures and include several hunting scenes and some unfortunate horse accidents. Fine uncut copy, with the original printed title label pasted to the last blank. Abbey, England 387; Podeschi 112; Schwerdt I, p. 95; Tooley, Coloured Plates 128. Artikel-Nr.: A14FIF01U79O.
Two Rare English Items that Address Abolition and the Expansion of Public Education [Alexander, William (1768-1841)]. The Powers of Britain. Respectfully Addressed to the Legislature and the People of the United Kingdom. York: Printed for the Author, 1813. 30 pp. [Bound with] Brougham, Henry [1778-1868]. Report of the Proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the Leeds' Mechanics' Institution, On the 20th September, 1830: Including the Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq. M.P. Corrected by Himself. [Leeds, 1830]. 16 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent marbled wrappers, printed paper title panel to front, extra engraved portraits of Lord Hood and Lord Brougham inserted, unrelated clippings from newspaper pasted to verso of half-title, to title pages, one covering bibliographical data of the Report, portrait of Brougham and foot of p. 16 of the Report. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places. Brief annotations in early hand to title page of Report and a few other places, interior otherwise clean. * Only editions located. The Powers of Britain is a poem extolling the triumphs of the Royal Navy. Among other topics, it celebrates its actions against the slave trade. The Report, apparently the fifth based on the annotation in our copy, features a speech by Lord Brougham supporting the expansion of public schools and other forms of educational support for skilled workers. OCLC locates 16 copies of Powers worldwide, no copies of the Report. Artikel-Nr.: 64600.
First edition. 8vo (12.3 x 18.5 cm.), iv, 239 pp., iii; original colour printed paper wrappers, rubbed and worn, edges rubbed with occasional marginal tears. This is copy Number 50 out of a first limited edition of 50 on 'Papier Verge'. A hilarious example of Jewish humour illustrated by the renowned artist Arthur Szyk. Contains numerous black and white caricatures. The book contains a collection of humorous Jewish stories and jokes in French, with a preface by M. Anatole de Monzie, France's Minister of Education and Fine Arts at the time. Szyk (1894-1951) was a graphic artist, book illustrator, stage designer and caricaturist. He was born into a Jewish family in Lodz, in the part of Poland which was under Russian rule in the 19th century. He always regarded himself both as a Pole and a Jew. From 1921, he lived and created his works mainly in France and Poland, and in 1937 he moved to the United Kingdom. In 1940, he settled permanently in the United States, where he was granted American citizenship in 1948. Szyk is best known for his political drawings, namely of Hitler during his rise to power, as well as for his 'Haggadah'. It was published in London in 1940 and the artist dedicated i t to King George VI. The work was widely acclaimed by critics; according to The Times, it was 'Worthy to be placed among the most beautiful of books that the hand of man has ever produced.' Artikel-Nr.: 89210.
Auguste Bry, Paris 1861, 1861
33 x 24 cm (sheet size) Lithograph with full hand colour. La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer;) is a ballet, originally staged in four acts and seven tableaux by French choreographer Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus. La Bayadère was first performed by the Imperial Ballet at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg. A scene from the ballet, known as The Kingdom of the Shades, is one of the most celebrated excerpts in all of classical ballet. Artikel-Nr.: 28486.
The Best English Law Dictionary of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries Cowell, John [1554-1611]. The Interpreter: Or Booke Containing the Signification of Words: Wherein is Set Foorth the True Meaning of All, Or the Most Part of Such Words and Termes, as are Mentioned in the Lawe Writers, or Statutes of This Victorious and Renowned Kingdome, Requiring Any Exposition or Interpretation. A Worke not Onely Profitable, but Necessary for Such as Desire Throughly to be Instructed in the Knowledge of Our Lawes, Statutes, and Other Antiquities. London: Printed for William Sheares, 1637.  pp. Text in parallel columns within black-ruled borders. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, hinges mended, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few negligible scuffs to boards, corners bumped. Woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, light staining to a few leaves. Early owner annotation to head of title page in small hand, another annotation in miniscule later hand to foot of another leaf, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Second edition, one of two issues from 1637. The Interpreter is considered to be the best law dictionary until Jacob's and it is still used by scholars of early English legal documents. Its publication provoked controversy. At a time when Parliament and crown were vying for power, the Commons disapproved of Cowell's royalist sympathies, which were evident in such definitions as "King," "Parliament," "Prerogative," "Recoveries" and "Subsidies." When a joint committee of Lords and Councilors reviewed the work, the ensuing controversy nearly halted the affairs of government. What is more, it contained a quotation that criticized Littleton's scholarship, which angered Sir Edward Coke. James I intervened in fear that his own fiscal interests would not be approved by Parliament. Encouraged by Coke, the king imprisoned Cowell, suppressed the book and ordered all copies burned by a public hangman on March 10, 1610. The present edition contains several changes that were made posthumously to placate the dictionary's enemies. Despite its stormy reception, The Interpreter remains a useful gloss to Coke's Littleton and other early. Artikel-Nr.: 63772.
New York, Charles Scribner`s Sons, 1940
Original cloth, xviii, 393 pp., 181 b/w ills., 3 col. plates, 3 beautiful coloured maps, very good condition. Wonderfully illustrated book on the travels of a rich American, mostly undertaken with his wife and mostly made in Tibet. Cutting was one of the very few Americans with official invitation to visit Lhasa, but also Kathmandu (where he stayed with the ambassador Eric Bailey), at that time perhaps even more difficult. But he even could visit Russian Turkestan, the Nagas in Assam (still difficult today) or the Nakhi in Southeastern Tibet, as well as the Tibetan Kingdom Muli - amazing and a very good read. Heavy book. First edition. Presendation copy "To Roy from Suydam" in other hand noted that it is actually Roy Chapman Andrews copy. Also with the bookplate and ownership inscription of noted collector Richard Tevier Daniel. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1300. Sehr gut. Artikel-Nr.: 16649.
Oxford University Press, 1933
Hardback (No Dust Wrapper.). PRICE SHOWN INCLUDES 40% DISCOUNT FOR MAY. The transactions of the Royal Society of Literature in the United Kingdom. Blue cloth with white title plate to spine. 162pp. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good. Title plate a little soiled, lifting at one edge. Top edges dusty. Small, faint, inscription to ffep. Artikel-Nr.: 116698.
Oxford University Press, 1930
Hardback (No Dust Wrapper.). PRICE SHOWN INCLUDES 40% DISCOUNT FOR MAY. The transactions of the Royal Society of Literature in the United Kingdom. Blue cloth with white title plate to spine. 148pp. Advertisements. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good. Title plate nicked, lifting, with a little loss. A little crushed at head and tail of spine. Top edges dusty. Internally bright and clean. Artikel-Nr.: 116695.
Prior to 1707, Scotland was a separate nation from England, even though the two kingdoms were ruled by the same monarch. While England had a burgeoning global empire, Scotland had no colonies and was eager to enter the realm of global imperialism and trade. From 1698 to 1700 she endeavored to set up her own colony of ‘New Caledonia’ on a remote section of the Caribbean cast of Panama known as the Isthmus of Darien. The present map sheet features two attractive and fascinating maps depicting and contextualizing the so-called ‘Darien Scheme’. The upper map, A Draft of the Golden & Adjacent Islands, focuses closely in on the main Scots base of ‘New Edinburg’ and the adjacent area. The lower map depicts the greater region, extending from Nicaragua, in the northwest, over the Colombia, in the southeast. It shows that, in theory, New Caledonia occupied a strategic location that could potentially become a great entrepôt of trade between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Historical Context During the mid-1690s, Scotland was in an ebullient mood. It’s economy was buzzing and it finances seemed to be on a stable and progressive footing upon the establishment of the Bank of Scotland in 1695. Yet, the Scots were envious of the vast wealth flowing into London from England’s overseas colonial ventures, most notably the West Indies sugar trade and the profits yielded by the English East India Company (EIC). As many Scots had served and thrived in English colonial service, Scotland felt confident that it had both the financial and human resources to find its own place in the sun. In 1695, the Scottish parliament ratified the ‘Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies’ to manage Scotland’s overseas ventures. The Company had credibility as it was led by William Patterson, the founder of the Bank of Scotland, who was universally regarded as a ‘safe pair of hands’. The Company’s prospects sparked almost obsessive euphoria amongst the country’s elite, as merchants and nobleman flocked to buy shares. Within a short time, the Company had soaked up at least 25% of Scotland’s liquid capital! The Scottish Company’s main strike was the ‘Darien Scheme,’ a design to establish New Caledonia at the Isthmus of Darien. This was a daring plan, as it involved setting up a Protestant colony amidst a region that had long been claimed and dominated by Spain. Indeed, while Spain had long developed Central Panama and much of the Caribbean coast of New Granada (Colombia), the Darien had been a blank spot that she had generally avoided. As the Scots would soon find out, this was for good reason. In 1698, the Scottish company established New Edinburgh at this site noted on the map, and over the next year 3,000 colonists arrived. Almost immediately the dream became as a nightmare. The Darien was a hellish place full of mosquitos, malaria, yellow fever, torrential rain, and unwelcoming natives. In 1699, the Spaniards attacked and sacked the colony. The Scots abandoned the endeavour in 1700, with only 10% of the colonists surviving to make it home. The spectacular failure of New Caledonia was not only a national humiliation, but a financial catastrophe that plunged Scotland into a deep recession. Many prominent investors were brought to bankruptcy and Scotland’s heavily-leveraged government was unable to pay its debts. England opportunistically offered to pay off Scotland’s debt and to stabilize its economy in return for Scotland agreeing to give up it independence. Scotland accepted the deal and the Act of Union was signed in 1707, forming the United Kingdom. From that day onwards, Scots would play a disproportionately large role in overseas colonial ventures, however, it would be under the Union Jack, as opposed to the Solitaire. The present map is the second edition of the map, having been published by John Senex within his New General Atlas (London, 1721). The first edition was issued in 1699 by William Hacke and Robert Morden and is identical to the present. Artikel-Nr.: 63203.