Softcover. Manchester, VT, Friends of Hildene, Inc., 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 280 pages. Softcover. "Vermont and the North Shire in the Civil War". B/w illustrations throughout. Very clean inside and out. From the back cover: "This is the story of the Equinox Guards, who joined to fight for the Union cause in the fall of 1861."
Hardcover. NY, Time Life, reprint, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 392 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Dark blue leather bound with gilt titles to front cover and spine. Embossed decoration on front cover. Gilt text block edges, red ribbon marker. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 360 pages. Published in association with the American Heritage Publishing Co. Text by Bernard Lewis, Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Fritz Meier, Charles Pellat, A. Shiloah, A.I. Sabra, Edmund Bosworth, Emilio Garcia Gomex, Roger M. Savory, Norman Itzkowitz, S.A.A. Rizvi, Elie Kedourie. Illustrated with 495 reproductions, photographs, drawings, and maps, 160 of them in full color.
Hardcover. London, printed by C. & R. Baldwin for Thomas Payne, 1st, 1808, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, polished brown calf, 253 pages. A clean copy of the First Edition of Samuel Johnson's tract on the Corn Laws written in 1766 for the use of his friend William Gerard Hamilton - an important politician of the period who achieved a brilliant reputation as an orator - despite his nickname of 'Single Speech Hamilton' The volume was edited by Malone, who found the tract among Hamilton's papers and contributed a long preface. 8vo., xlvi, 253, p colophon.; Stipple engraved frontispiece portrait. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover, edgewear/rubbing to calf along gilt ruled border on covers, spine with gilt decoration, red morroco label on spine. Front cover hinge tender, but holding.
Hardcover. London, Ashgate, reprint, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 248 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Silver gilt on spine. 'Like "the ring" itself, this book is viral: it gathers into itself literature and film, disease and survival, cultural studies and aesthetics, Japan and America, technology and the family. We won't read Suzuki's novels or watch the films in the same way again. A thoroughly readable and teachable text!' Steven Bruhm, Robert and Ruth Lumsden Professor of English, The University of Western Ontario, and author of Reflecting Narcissus: A Queer Aesthetic 'Taking as its point of departure the phenomenon of The Ring in all its manifestations"the Japanese novel, the Japanese film, the American film, and the various sequels"The Scary Screen offers an in-depth and sustained speculation about the anxiety created by the development of communication technologies. The collection introduces startling insights into the relationship between changes in media forms and widespread fears of contagion, while also identifying a new universal form of horror that has emerged in recent decades as the status of reproduction"both technological and biological"has undergone a profound transformation. The essays included here represent a powerful theoretical response to this transformation.' Todd McGowan, University of Vermont, and author of The Impossible David Lynch and The Real Gaze '... The Scary Screen is a useful contribution to studies of The Ring, horror film, and cultural anxieties evoked by technology.' Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.
Hardcover. NY, Warner Books, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 544 pages. SIGNED BY WITCOVER on the front fly leaf. Together with Jack Germond, Witcover co-wrote "Politics Today," a five-day-a-week syndicated column, for over 24 years. Witcover began working in Washington for Newhouse Newspapers in 1954. He was reportedly steps away from where Robert F. Kennedy was shot in 1968. He was also one of the reporters featured in the 1972 book on campaign journalism, The Boys on the Bus, and eventually came to be seen as a "journalistic institution," according to media critic Howard Kurtz. Witcover draws on reminiscences by Al Gore, John Ehrlichman, Allard Lowenstein, and George McGovern, among others, to chronicle the year 1968. Witcover's narrative acquires depth when he recalls his own experiences as a reporter, reliving the good old days of seemingly unlimited expense accounts and one-on-one interviews with the politicos of the day. Autographed Copy sticker on front cover, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st US, 2009, Book: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. This masterful political treatise, first published in 1962, examines the history and nature of Communism as it developed in the Soviet Union and in Poland. Jozef Mackiewicz, known for his relentless opposition to Communism, argues that accommodation with the Communists simply helped them to impose their vision of the world and pursue their goal of global domination. He compares Communism to Nazism and insists that the former was the greater threat to the future of humanity. Now available in English for the first time, The Triumph of Provocation will be compelling reading for those interested in Polish history, Communism, and Nazism. Mackiewicz's unique interpretation of the differences and similarities between Communism and Nazism is highly relevant to debates about these two systems and to major contemporary issues which are of particular importance to the U.S. and Europe, including radical Islam and the necessity of war and the responsibility for war. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia , John Wanamaker, 1st, 1899, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth with gilt and black decoration, 147 illustrations by Joseph Pennell and others. Folded Map laid In. Covers with light edgewear and chipping. Top edge gilt.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 392 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to edges of dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout. Tight copy.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Naval History Division, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 1641 pages. B&w illustrations throughout. Foreword by President Nixon. Light edgewear to cover. Else a very clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1st Edition, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 382 pages. Softcover in very good condition with full color photo of Isaiah Berlin to cover. Tight copy. Clean & unmarked text.
Hardcover. Yorkshire UK, Pen and Sword Military, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 320 pages. So much has been written about the Battle of Stalingrad - the Soviet victory that turned the tide of the Second World War - that we should know everything about it. But the history of the war, and the battle, is evolving and is being written anew, and Alexey Isaev's engrossing account is a striking example of this fresh approach. B&w photos, color maps. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, reprint, 1949/1926, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Three hardcover volumes, bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. 667, 743 and 823 pages, index, folding color maps. The most comprehensive and reliable history in English. The major single resource which covers it all from the beginning down to the Meiji Restoration. A classic, based on Japanese historical works. Volumes 1 and 2 dated 1949, Volume 3 is dated 1926 and is a little darker green. All clean, tight copies.
Hardcover. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1st, 1943, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, maroon cloth with gilt lettering, 367 pages. B&w illustrations. Lt. Col Bayler carries his narrative from Wake Island shortly before Pearl Harbor, through Midway Island and the contest for Guadalcanal. Bayler arranged for radio control and communication between planes and the air base on all three islands, but confides he was also under secret orders. This is an upbeat book on the earlier part of the Pacific War, with eyewitness combat conditions on Guadalcanal. Clean copy. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY/London, Verso, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dustjacket. The violence that has ravaged Algeria has often defied explanation. Regularly invoked in debates about political Islam, transitions to democracy, globalization, and the right of humanitarian interference, Algeria's tragedy has been reduced to a clash of stereotypes: Islamists vs.a secular state, terrorists vs. innocent civilians, or generals vs. a defenseless society. The prevalence of such simplistic representations has disabled public opinion inside as well as outside the country and contributed to the intractability of the conflict. This collection of essays offers a radical corrective to Western misconceptions. Rejecting essentialist and determinist approaches, Hugh Roberts explores the outlook and evolution of the various internal forces as they emerged--the Islamists, the Berberists, the factions within the army, and the regime in general--and he looks at external interests and actors. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Grub Street, First Edition , 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 224 pages. Hardcover SIGNED BY AUTHOR to title page. 50th Anniversary Edition. Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Black & white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket, bright & in very good condition. Clean, unmarked text.
Hardcover. London, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. This revisionist study of Allied diplomacy from 1941 to 1946 challenges Americocentric views of the period and highlights Europe's neglected role. Fraser J. Harbutt, drawing on international sources, shows that in planning for the future Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and others self-consciously operated into 1945, not on "East/West" lines but within a "Europe/America" political framework characterized by the plausible prospect of Anglo-Russian collaboration and persisting American detachment. Harbutt then explains the destabilizing transformation around the time of the pivotal Yalta conference of February 1945, when a sudden series of provocative initiatives, manipulations, and miscues interacted with events to produce the breakdown of European solidarity and the Anglo-Soviet nexus, an evolving Anglo-American alignment, and new tensions that led finally to the Cold War. This fresh perspective, stressing structural, geopolitical, and traditional impulses and constraints, raises important new questions about the enduringly controversial transition from World War II to a cold war that no statesman wanted. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Briggs and Co., 1887, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 352 pages, includes many ads with line illustrations. Black cloth spine with ad-illustrated cardboard covers, chipping to the paper covering the boards at edges. Otherwise clean, solid.
Hardcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press , 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two hardcover volumes, dark blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spines. Emilie Haspels (1894 - 1980), a Dutch archeologist, tells about her excavation of Midas City that we nowadays know to have been the religious center of the Phrygian empire (9th - 7th century BC). She also writes about the adventurous quest for Phrygian rock-cut monuments in a romantic landscape that is still intact today. Woven into the presentation of her archaeological findings, she tells about the customs and culture in rural Turkey before and after World War II. Volume I - text, 421 pages. Volume II - 640 b&w photographic plates and plans. Very clean set, no dust jackets.
Hardcover. Stowe. VT, Walter J. Bigelow, 1st, 1934, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 251 pages. Hardcover with NO dust jacket. Moderate fading to green cover boards, Gilt lettering on front and spine. Light scratches on rear cover board. Internally, Previous owner's writings on front fly leaf, otherwise bright, tight copy.
Hardcover. Urbana IL, University of Illinois Press, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 171 pages. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY CO-EDITOR TAPER. Superbly edited and annotated, this collection of the writings of John Wilkes Booth constitutes a major new primary source that contributes to scholarship on Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and nineteenth-century theater history. The nearly seventy documents--more than half published here for the first time--include love letters written during the summer of 1864, when Booth was conspiring against Lincoln, explicit statements of Booth's political convictions, and the diary he kept during his futile twelve-day flight after the assassination.
Hardcover. Berryville, VA, Rockbridge Publishing Company, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 300 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Very clean inside and out. Buff fabric covered with gilt title on spine. From the back cover: "Season of Fire is the most complete and dramatic study to date of Early's invasion of the north and battle of Monocacy--an engagement that may well have saved the Nation's Capitol from capture."
Albany NY, Joel Munsell, 1st, 1854, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, Contemporary blind-stamped dark brown cloth. Frontispiece and full page plates with tissue guards plus text illustrations. 601 pages. Mild to moderate foxing thoughout. Binding sound, top of spine worn with chipping to cloth. A few dog-eared/creased pages.
Hardcover. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co, 1st, 1940, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 288 pages. Two-color frontispiece with B&w illustrations by Vera Bock.Turquoise stain to top edge. Minor wear and rubbing to cover edges. Price-clipped dust jacket with some wear and chipping to edges No markings.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Infantry Journal Press, 1st, 1946, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in orange and black dust jacket, 261 pages. 46 pages of b&w photos in rear of book. Stated First Edition. Map on endpapers. Spine sunned otherwise a tight, clean copy.
Hardcover. Rutland VT, Rutland Historical Society, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 464 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Map suppliment envelope included. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY EDITOR DAWN SWAN on title pages, otherwise, clean, tight copy with light foxing to top page block.
Hardcover. London, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1957, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 257 pages. Hardcover. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Inside front hinge cracked. Minor dust jacket edge wear - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, unmarked text.
Hardcover. Iowa City, State Historical Society of Iowa, 1st, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 575 pages. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Some numbered Stickers on front endpaper. Foxing along edges of dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Frankfort, KY, Robert's Printing Co., 1st, n.d., Book: Good, 219 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Top front corner heavily damaged. Signed and inscribed by Lydia Bond on front fly leaf. Front hinge tear at top. Soil to front cover.
Nafziger Collection , reprint, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 214 pages. Large size 28cm x 21cm in soft card covers. Clean and sound. History of the Polish Revolution of 1830 by Joseph Hordynski - Major of the Late Tenth Regiment of Lithuanian Lancers (Originally pub. in 1833) .
Hardcover. NY, W W Norton, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 724 pages. Illustrated in b&w and color. A revisionist panorama of the nineteenth century examines the era's material and spiritual changes in the wake of emerging British capitalism and imperialism, as told through the writings of such figures as Darwin, Marks, George Eliot, and Kipling. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Printed for the Companie of Stationers, unknown, 1620, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Rebound, black covers w/ gilt lettering on spine. Soiling, ragged edges to front fly leaf and title page. Some foxing, staining to pages. Fore-edge soiled. This copy lacks year XXVII of Henry VIII. Else a nice, tight copy. Photos available.
Hardcover. NY, Norton, 1st US, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 192 pages. The photos are breathtaking not necessarily for their quality - many are washed out and most of the subject matter is routine day to day military stuff - but for their rarity. While the Germans seem to have been at least as far advanced in the use of color photography as the Americans, there is still a paucity of color photography in the public record. That is being addressed by the various nations who took large amounts of color film in an official capacity, including the US, UK, Germany and Canada.The book's captions are adequate to the task, and there are good historical sections, as well as an introduction by Max Hastings as well as commentary by an actual German war correspondent. The strength of the book is in its ability to bring the participants of the subject campaign - the German invasion of Russia up to and including Stalingrad - to life. The use of a large format allows one to note small details of the photos, and relate to the subject matter on a personal level. Despite the lack of "action" shots, there is much to see in facial expressions, uniform details, and especially geography as the Russian steppe is shown in summer and winter, as well as the famous Russian mud (Rasputitsa) about which so much has been written.
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 668 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine. Dust jacket unclipped. Front cover board slightly splayed. Dust jacket has a touch of agewear. In good shape for its age.
Hardcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 281 pages, b&w illustrations. "For, Lo! We live in an Iron Age--In the age of Steam and Fire!" wrote a poet mesmerized by the engines that were transforming American transportation, agriculture, and industry during his lifetime. Indeed, by the nineteenth century fire had become America's leitmotif--for good and for ill. "Keeping the flame" was deadly serious: even the slightest lapse of attention could convert a fire from friendly ally to ravaging destroyer. To examine the cultural context of fire in "combustible America," Margaret Hazen and Robert Hazen gather more than a hundred illustrations, most never before published, together with anecdotes and information from hundreds of original sources, including newspapers, diaries, company records, popular fiction, art, and music. What results is an immensely entertaining and encyclopedic history that ranges from stories of the tragic "great fires" of the century to fire imagery in folktales and popular literature. Dealing more with technology than with fire in nature, the book provides a vast amount of information on fire manipulation and prevention in urban life. Hazen and Hazen discuss the people who worked with fire--or against it. Founders, gaffers, blacksmiths, boilers at saltworks, and housewives knew how to "read" a fire and employ it for their purposes. A few dedicated investigators inquired about the scientific nature of heat and flame. And firefighters gradually progressed from "bucket brigades" to "using fire to fight fire" with the newly invented steam engine. The colorful stories of these Americans--the risks they took and the rewards they received--will fascinate not only social historians but also a broad audience of general readers. Clean copy.
Hardcover. The Hague, Netherlands, Martinus Nijhoff, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 273 pages. Slight wear and fading to dust jacket spine. Tape mark on front of dust jacket. Otherwise, clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tragedy. Just as FDR was proven right by the D-day landings he had championed, so was he found to be mortally ill in the spring of 1944. He was the architect of a victorious peace that he would not live to witness. Using hitherto unpublished documents and interviews, Hamilton rewrites the famous account of World War II strategy given by Winston Churchill in his memoirs. Seventy-five years after the D-day landings we finally get to see, close-up and in dramatic detail, who was responsible for rescuing, and insisting upon, the great American-led invasion of France in June 1944, and why the invasion was led by Eisenhower. As FDR's D-day triumph turns to personal tragedy, we watch with heartbreaking compassion the course of the disease, and how, in the months left him as US commander in chief, the dying president attempted at Hawaii, Quebec, and Yalta to prepare the United Nations for an American-backed postwar world order. Now we know: even on his deathbed, FDR was the war's great visionary.
Hardcover. Long Beach, CA, Safari Press, Inc., 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 281 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Time Life, reprint, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 376 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Dark blue leather bound with gilt titles to front cover and spine. Embossed decoration on front cover. Gilt text block edges, red ribbon marker. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Mystic CT, Mystic Seaport Museum , 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 156 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w photographs throughout. Illustrated frontispiece. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. 117 photographs are grouped by chapter, depicting T Wharf and its successor the South Boston Fish Pier; schooner construction at Essex, Massachusetts; outfitting for voyages; departures and arrivals; discharging dish; the passing of the fishing schooner; the emerging steam trawler fleet; and the Italian boat fishermen. Published here for the first times, these photographs are now in the collection of Mystic Seaport Museum.
Hardcover. Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a dust jacket. 374 pages, b&w photos. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. "At the dawn of the nineteenth century, Saratoga Springs hosted no more than a thousand hardy travelers yearly, Newport floundered in the midst of a fifty-year commercial decline, and Coney Island's beach resembled a wind-swept wilderness. A hundred years later, the number of summer visitors to Saratoga had increased a hundredfold, the antics of high society at Newport transfixed America, and at least five million pleasure seekers visited Coney annually. 'Those who talk of the mushroom growth of our Western cities,' declared an astounded writer for Harper's Weekly in 1878, 'might better spend their wonder and enthusiasm upon our Eastern watering-place.'" -- From the Introduction. Fifty-nine illustrations enliven Sterngass's unique study of the commodification of pleasure that occurred as capitalist values flourished, travel grew more accessible, and leisure time became democratized.