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. 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 was a different kind altogether, a soured-up ex-army medic who'd been at Shiloh, though he, too, was trying to buck retirement for as long as he could. He and Elverson were old friends, but that friendship went up in coal oil and gunsmoke the day they burned Jim's town Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase 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.
London, W. Heinemann; New York, Scribner, 1903
Hardback. 1st Edition. Modern Boards. [xii], 323 pages ; 18 cm. A very clean copy of Evans-Gordons’ widely influential and highly controversial book. "Major Sir William Eden Evans Gordon (1857 – 1913) , was a British MP who previously served as a military diplomat in India After leaving the Army, Evans Gordon returned to Britain and in 1900 was elected as Conservative Party MP for Stepney on an anti-alien platform. As a result of the pogroms in Eastern Europe, an increasing number of Jews were arriving in Britain either to stay, or en route for America. Evans Gordon, as a 'restrictionist', was heavily and actively involved in the passing of the Aliens Act 1905, which sought to limit the number of people allowed to enter Britain Over a two-month period Evans-Gordon travelled extensively in Eastern Europe, finding out at first hand about the highly restrictive conditions imposed on Jews in the Pale of Settlement and in Rumania. His book (with map) about his fact-finding mission, ‘The Alien Immigrant’ (1903) is an even-handed account of his research The book was used in the evidence that he presented to the Aliens Commission in its inquiries. This eventually resulted in the Aliens Act 1905 which placed restrictions on Eastern European immigration, although discussion of the Bill in Parliament provoked considerable opposition. " (Wikipedia, 2016) Includes map and numerous illustrations from authors photographs of Jewish life in the Pale of Settlement and Eastern Europe including Pinsk, Cracow, Grodno, Dvinsk, Libau, Lodz and St Petersburg. SUBJECT(S) : Jews. Emigration and immigration. Paper browning and a few pages have small chips but overall in about very good condition. (AMR-48-6). Artikel-Nr.: 37361.
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.
St. Martin's Press Macmillan US Okt 2015, 2015
203x129x11 mm. Taschenbuch. Neuware - 'Critically acclaimed author Kai Ashante Wilson makes his commercial debut with this striking, wondrous tale of gods and mortals, magic and steel, and life and death that will reshape how you look at sword and sorcery.' Since leaving his homeland, the earthbound demigod Demane has been labeled a sorcerer. With his ancestors' artifacts in hand, the Sorcerer follows the Captain, a beautiful man with song for a voice and hair that drinks the sunlight. The two of them are the descendants of the gods who abandoned the Earth for Heaven, and they will need all the gifts those divine ancestors left to them to keep their caravan brothers alive.The one safe road between the northern oasis and southern kingdom is stalked by a necromantic terror. Demane may have to master his wild powers and trade humanity for godhood if he is to keep his brothers and his beloved captain alive. 224 pp. Englisch. Neu. Artikel-Nr.: 9780765385246.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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") Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase 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. 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") Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase 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.
Privately Printed, London, 1991
Elephant folio. Original black cloth-backed colored paper boards by Vogt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), 10 ff. (5 full-page etchings of poems by Ratushinskaya in Russian followed by their English translations), 128, [i] (note on commission and first performance), 1f. (composer's note on the poetry), [i] (orchestration), [ii] (biographies of Ratushinskaya, Vogt, and Elias), [i] (blank), 1f. (acknowledgements and limitation statement) pp. + 5 ff. etched poems by Vogt. Music in facsimile of the composer's autograph. Printed on handmade paper. In original full black cloth slipcase. With the autograph signatures in pencil of Elias, Ratushinskaya, and Vogt to lower margin of limitation statement. Boards very slightly worn and warped. Occasional light soiling to blank upper margins. An exceptionally good copy overall. Limited to 35 numbered copies and 7 proof copies, this number 25. Very rare (2 copies only, one in The British Library and the other at The Royal Academy of Music, ex libris Yehudi Menuhin).The Five Songs were commissioned by the BBC for the 1988-89 Winter Season and first performed at the Royal Festival Hall on April 23, 1989 by Elizabeth Laurence and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lothar Zagrosek. The songs " show [Elias] in command of a technique able to clothe words in emotionally descriptive music that places the work alongside the great orchestral song cycles of the past." Susan Bradshaw in Grove Music Online.Elias was educated at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Searle, Bernhard Stevens, and privately with Elisabeth Lutyens. For a time he earned his living as a statistician in New York and London. In 1979 he resumed a full-time career as a composer and freelance teacher.The artist, Andres Vogt, was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1945. His artwork is held in collections in the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Israel. For her incendiary poems and political activism, Ratushinskaya was arrested by the KGB and sentenced to seven years' hard labor in 1983. In 1986, on the eve of the Reykjavik summit between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachov, she was released. The poems in this collection were written between 1978 and 1982. Artikel-Nr.: 26708.
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.
Printed for Henry Rhodes near Bride-Lane in Fleetstreet; Luke Meredith at the Star in St. Paul's Church-Yard; John Harris at the Harrow in the Poultry, London, 1694
Buch. Leder. 437 nicht nummerierte Blätter (5 Bll., 863 nicht nummerierte Seiten), goldgeprägter Ganzlederband der Zeit, Titelvergoldung auf rotem Lederrückenschildchen, 37 x 22,5 cm. Band 1 und 2 (in einem Band) des Universallexikons, das auf Louis Moreris Grand Dictionnaire Historique fußt - aktualisiert u.a. durch Edmund Bohun. - Der Band enthält das Titelblatt, den Widmungstitel (der die Verdienste der vier Verleger hervorhebt), das Subsribentenverzeichnis und den lexikalischen Teil von A bis Z. - Eingehend anhand des über EEBO digitalisierten Exemplars der University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign Campus) digitalisierten Exemplars kollationiert und vollständig (allerdings - wie das Illinois-Exemplar ohne separates Titelblatt für den zweiten Teil). Der Band besteht aus 437 Blättern (Titelblatt, Widmungstitel, 3 Bll. Subskribentenverzeichnis, 863 nicht paginierte Seiten). Bei der auch über EEBO kolportierten Seitenzahl "ca. 1205 p." scheint es sich schlicht um einen Mythos zu handeln, der die geringe Neigung von Bibliothekaren reflektiert, ein sehr dickes Buch ohne Paginierung eingehend zu kollationieren; sie erklärt sich zwanglos aus den Seitenzahlen späterer Auflagen. - Deutlich berieben und bestoßen, der Rücken an Kopf und Fuß deutlich eingerissen und mit kleineren Abplatzungen. Insgesamt etwas fleckig oder randfleckig, teils etwas wasserrandig. Das erste (leere) Blatt mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand (unleserlich). Einige wenige Seiten mit Kindergraffiti (Buntstift). Sonst ordentliches Exemplar von guter Substanz. --- Volume 1 and 2 in one volume. Contains the titel page, dedication title, list of subscribers and the dictionary entries from A to Z. The copy was compared in detail with the EEBO-digitialized copy of the University of Illinois and is complete (alas lacking the separate title page for the second volume - just as the Illinois copy). - The volume consists of 437 unnumbered leafs (5 leafs and 863 unpaginated pages)The alleged collation "ca. 1205 p." is a myth explained by the lazyness of bibliographers when it comes to page-counting unpaginated folios. It also reflects the larger page count of later editions. - Some wear to the boards; the back with rather deep tears in the joints and damage to the top and bottom of the back. Some foxing, marginal foxing or minor water staining throughout. An English-language owner's mark (handwritten, unlegible) is on the first (empty) leaf. Some pages show graffity of a child's hand. Otherwise a better than fair copy of good substance. 6002 Gramm. Artikel-Nr.: 47598.
Printed by Tho. Roycroft for the undertaker Richard Blome London, 1673
First edition. Folio (36.5 x 24.5 cm), , 464, pp., bound without final leaf ("Benefactors to this work ."), 24 pages (on 13 leaves) of coats-of-arms (22 in contemporary hand-colour), 1 leaf in black-and-white supplied from a shorter copy, last leaf frayed; large folding general map, 45 folding county maps (21 hand-coloured, 1 duplicate (Isle of Wight), North Riding with short split along plate mark and slight fraying to margins, single-sheeet map of London, 5 large folding maps (Wales 2 plus 1 duplicate, Scotland, Ireland); modern calf gilt antique. A beautiful copy of one of the most famous cartographic works of the 17th century. Richard Blome (1641-1705) was one of the most active publishers of illustrated books in post-Restoration London. His cartography flourished in the second half of the 17th century, from about 1670 to 1705. He produced a great amount of maps, all of which were attractive and quaintly designed. He published two series of English county maps. The large series appeared in Blome's "Britannia, or a Geographical Description of the Kingdomes of England, Scotland and Ireland", with each map measuring approximately 300 x 250mm. Published in 1673, the work was based on the latest editions of mapmaker John Speed's "Maps" and William Camden's "Britannia". It was followed in 1681 by an issue of smaller maps (approximately 240 x 180mm) entitled "Speed's Maps Epitomiz'd". The "Britannia" was originally conceived as the third volume of an "English atlas" which was to deal with the whole world. It includes more than 50 beautiful maps, some of them in colour. The volume deals with England county by county, as well as Wales, Scotland , various islands (Orkneys, Jersey, Guernsey, Isles Of Man & Wight) and the British colonies of the time. Along with the maps are precise geographical descriptions of every region, including local topography, history, folklore, nobility and settlements. Blome financed the atlas by selling subscriptions and was the first to exploit the opportunities of subscriptions on a large scale, relying on them to finance all his major publications. For the subscription fee, the subscriber would not only receive a volume of the work but his arms would also could be engraved on the map of his choice and, in the "Britannia", he would receive honourable mention within the text. According to the proposal, a subscriber to the Britannia was charged 20s., 10s. in advance, this including the engraving of the arms, 10s. on delivery, and 5s. for a mention in subsequent counties, as appropriate. Blome tried to get new material by submitting a request for information about the country from people with local knowledge, to correct and update existing printed authorities, most particularly Camden's "Britannia", the most extensive description of the British Isles available at the time. Most of Blome's work was engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar, Richard Palmer, and Francis Lamb, and embellished with dedications to county dignitaries which were added or omitted in later editions. Blome also issued a world atlas, the Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World, in 1670, which was re-issued as the Cosmography and Geography, in 1682 and 1693. The maps from this atlas were Anglicized copies of Nicolas Sanson's work. Blome also issued a number of Bible maps, usually after Visscher. Chubb XCIX; Skelton 90; Wing B3207. Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 40% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. The price shown is already discounted. Artikel-Nr.: 85447.
London & New York: Longmans, 1978
Hardback. | Dust Wrapper over Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 8¾" x 5¾". [XIX] 280pp. Index. Bibliography. | First Edition (First Printing).Signed by author. Introduction by Marshall E. Dimock. Signed by the author on the first blank - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Laid in are two letters, one hand-written, from the author to Sir Patrick Nairne. Sir Patrick Nairne GCB MC PC was a senior British civil servant. He was Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Security and Master of St Catherine's College, Oxford. Nairne was a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, appointed in 1982 when he became a member of Lord Franks' official inquiry into the Falklands War, and a governor of the Ditchley Foundation. He was Chancellor of the University of Essex from 1982 to 1997, an Honorary Fellow of University College, Oxford ad was the first Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics from 1991-1996. Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Diagrams; Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase 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 Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine. Artikel-Nr.: 177887.
A Blend of Martindale-Hubbell and Burke's Peerage H.P., Gent. [Henry Philipps]. The Grandeur of the Law, or, An Exact Collection of the Nobility and Gentry of this Kingdom: Whose Honors and Estates Have by Some of Their Ancestors Been Acquired or Considerably Augmented by the Practice of the Law or Offices and Dignities Relating Thereunto: the Name of Such Ancestor, Together with the Time in Which he Flourished, the Society in Which he was a Member, and to What Degree in the Law he Arrived, Being Perticularly Expressed. London: Printed for Arthur Jones, 1684. [viii], 276,  pp. Last leaf blank. Copperplate portrait frontispiece (of Francis, Lord Guilford, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, to whom the work is dedicated). Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, gilt spine with raised bands and later lettering piece and label at foot reading "Lon: 1684." Some rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to joints and spine ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front board partially detached, some offsetting to margins of endleaves. Light toning to text. Early owner signature to head of title page, pen doodle to verso, "B" in small early hand to front free endpaper. An appealing copy. * First edition. A work that combines elements of the Martindale-Hubbell directory and Burke's Peerage, this is a biographical dictionary of eminent lawyers who became members of the nobility, or achieved higher ranks as nobles, due to their legal careers. A second edition was published in 1685. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 413. English Short-Title Catalogue R30532. Artikel-Nr.: 65337.
Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1995
Clean Copy. hardcover. There are strange goings-on at the Opera House in Ankh-Morpork. A ghost in a white mask is murdering, well, quite a lot of people, and two witches (it really isn't wise to call them "meddling, interfering old baggages"), or perhaps three, take a hand in unravelling the mystery. Fans of the popular Discworld series will be happy to see some old friends again in Maskerade, the 18th novel in the series. No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 017917.