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There are 59 books in this catalogue.
Wordly Goods. A New History of the Renaissance
Jardine, Lisa
Book Number: 50840
ISBN: 0333638107
Macmillan. London: 1996 8vo. hardcover. 470pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good, white-out mark on fep. / Very good, creased d/w.
Price: $18.00


Vienna, 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna
King, David
Book Number: 51872
ISBN: 9780307337160
Harmony Books, New York 2008 8vo. hardcover. 434pp. index. Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Price: $15.00


The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior. Leonardo Machiavelli Borgia A fateful collusion.
Strathern, Paul
Book Number: 55165
ISBN: 1845951212
United Kingdom Vintage 2010 8vo softcover 456pp index, colour illus. very good+.
Price: $15.00


Early Medieval Europe 300-1000
Collins, Roger
Book Number: 55909
ISBN: 0333368258
Macmillan History of Europe 1991 8vo. Softcover. 453pp. Index. In this classic textbook history of early medieval Europe, Roger Collins provides a comprehensive account of the centuries during which Europe changed from being an abstract geographical expression to a new culturally coherent, if politically divided, entity. This essential volume: • examines how the social, economic and cultural structures of Antiquity were replaced by their medieval equivalents. * defines the European context by looking at the external forces which helped to shape it through conflict. • explores key topics such as the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of both Christianity and Islam, the Vikings, and the expansion of Latin Christian culture into eastern Europe. • features maps, genealogies, a chronology and bibliography to aid understanding and further study.
Price: $18.00


The Oxford History of Medieval Europe
Holmes, George
Book Number: 57636
ISBN: 0192801333
Oxford 2001 8vo. softcover. 395pp. Very good. This is the most authoritative account of life in Medieval Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of the Renaissance. Full coverage is given to all aspects of life in a thousand-year period which saw the creation of western civilization: from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne, the Byzantines, and the Hundred Years War, to the ideals of the crusades, the building of great cathedrals and the social catastrophe of the Black Death; the cultural worlds of chivalric knights, popular festivals, and new art forms. The chapters show the movement of the centre of gravity in European life from the Mediterranean to the north; and the authors explore the contrast between Byzantine and Renaissance cultures in the south and the new, complex political and social structures of north-west Europe, which by 1300 had the most advanced civilization the world had ever seen.
Price: $10.00


The Discovery of France
Robb, Graham
Book Number: 57996
ISBN: 9780330427609
Picador, London 2007. 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. 455pp. Near fine. Illuminating, engrossing and full of surprises, The Discovery of France is a literary exploration of a country few will recognize; from maps and migration to magic, language and landscape, it’s a book that reveals the ‘real’ past of France to tell the whole story – and history – of this remarkable nation. ‘With gloriously apposite facts and an abundance of quirky anecdotes and thumbnail sketches of people, places and customs, Robb, on brilliant form, takes us on a stunning journey through the historical landscape of France’ Independent ‘Certain books strain the patience of those close to you. How many times can you demand: “Look at this! Can you imagine? Did you know that?” without actually handing over the volume? This is such a book’ Mail on Sunday ‘An extraordinary journey of discovery that will delight even the most indolent armchair traveller’ Daily Telegraph
Price: $22.00


Invention of Paris
Hazan, Eric
Book Number: 58606
ISBN: 9781844677054
Verso, London 2011 8vo. softcover. 384pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine.
Price: $15.00


The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe
Holmes, George (editor)
Book Number: 58716
ISBN: 0192852205
Oxford University Press 1990 Large 8vo. softcover. 398pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $18.00


Mussolini As Diplomat: Il Duce's Italy on the World Stage
Lamb, Richard
Book Number: 60604
ISBN: 0880642440
Fromm International, U.S.A., 1999. 8vo. hardcover. 356pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+. / Very good+ d/w.
Price: $15.00


The Spanish Labyrinth. An Account of the Social and Political Background of the Spanish Civil War
Brenan, Gerald
Book Number: 60797
ISBN: 0521398274
Cambridge 2000 8vo. Softcover. 384pp. Very good. Index. The Spanish Labyrinth has become the classic account of the background to the Spanish Civil War. Written during and immediatley after the Civil War, the book has all the vividness of personal experience. It represents a struggle to see the issues in Spanish politics objectively, while bearing witness to the deep involvement which is the only possible source of much of this richly detailed account.
Price: $15.00


Vlad the Impaler: In Search of the Real Dracula
Trow, M. J.
Book Number: 61194
ISBN: 0750929650
Sutton Publishing, UK 2003. 8vo. hardcover. 280pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, spine slightly slanted. / Very good d/w.
Price: $25.00


A Royal Recluse: Memories of Ludwig II of Bavaria
Bertram, Werner
Book Number: 28569
ISBN: 
Martin Herpich & Sons, Munich. n.d. Small 8vo. laminated boards. hardcover. 266pp. colour illus. very good+.' ' '
Price: $12.00


Prince in captivity Based on the Memoirs and Unpublished Letters of Antoine Philippe D''Orleans Duc De Monpensier, 1775-1807
Hay, M.
Book Number: 30905
ISBN: 
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1960. 8vo. hardcover. 252pp. colour frontis. good, ex-lib. / poor d/w.
Price: $10.00


The Kaiser: Warlord of the Second Reich
Palmer, Alan Warwick
Book Number: 41639
ISBN: 0297773933
Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1978 8vo hardcover 276pp index, b/w illus. very good / good d/w with large tear on front panel (repaired).
Price: $18.00


The Lost King of France: A True Story of Revolution, Revenge, and DNA
Cadbury, Deborah
Book Number: 41902
ISBN: 0312283121
St. Martin's Press 2002 8vo hardcover 299pp index, b/w illus. very good+ / very good d/w.
Price: $18.00


Love and Louis XIV
Fraser, Antonia
Book Number: 43817
ISBN: 0753822938
Phoenix 2007 8vo softcover 570pp index, colour illus. very good+.
Price: $15.00


The Charles Bridge of Prague
Kamil Novotny; Emanuel Poche
Book Number: 60424
ISBN: 
Prague Publishing House, 1947. 8vo. hardcover, 156pp, b/w illus some fold-out. Very good. / Fair, chipped d/w.
Price: $15.00


Russia in "War and Peace"
PALMER, Alan.:
Book Number: 1537
ISBN: 0297995651
W & N 1972 VG in DW, many ills. (some coloured), 4to 1972. : An introductory survey of Russia in the early 19th century, attempting to place events of Tolstoi's War & Peace, 1805-14 in their historical context, & tracing the development of Russia after the Napoleonic campaign.,
Price: $12.00


The "Goldener Hirsch" Countess Walderdorff remenbers
Walderdorff, Countess
Book Number: 4345
ISBN: 
Druckhaus Nonntal-Salzburg 8vo. Green cloth Hardcover.132pp. Last 20pp contain recipies from the hotel. Very good, front board has a slight bow. / near fine d/w.
Price: $15.00


The Nineteen Days, A Broadcaster's Account of the Hungarian Revolution.
Urban, George
Book Number: 7308
ISBN: 
Heinemann: London, 1957 8vo. Hardcover. 361pp. Index. + b/w plates. Very good, , some wear to top of spine. Light foxing to endpapers. / good, chipped d/w.
Price: $12.00


History of the Reign of Philip II. in Three Volumes I, II, III
Prescott, William
Book Number: 54671
ISBN: 
George Routledge & Sons London n.d. 8vo. brown cloth with gilt title to spine and front board. Covers very good, with no major faults - volume II has some spots on the cover and a very slight slant. copy is very good+ in each volume.
Price: $75.00


THE IMPOSSIBLE COUNTRY: JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAST DAYS OF YUGOSLAVIA
HALL, BRIAN
Book Number: 45384
ISBN: 074939997X
MINERVA 1996 8vo softcover 432pp very good.
Price: $8.00


Olympia; Paris in the Age of Manet
FRIEDRICH, Otto
Book Number: 62118
ISBN: 1854102281
Aurum 8vo hardcover 329pp very good. / Very good d/w. In this entertaining book Friedrich succeeds in evoking the period in all its aspects. The high drama of its politics, the underlying squalar of its back streets, and above all the personalities of the players and the network of influences, friendships, feuds, and rivalries that linked them together. At the centre of the stage is the figure of Manet, along with his great protagonist, Emile Zola, Proust and Flaubert, Degas, Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir, Offen bach and Wagner plus a whole host of supporting players.
Price: $15.00


The Dream King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Blunt, Wilfrid,[Ludwig II of Bavaria] ).
Book Number: 6556
ISBN: 
London. Book Club. 1973 4to. cloth hardcover. 264p Illustrated by 150 Illustrations including full page 46 color plates. very good+, minor wear to corners. / good, chipped d/w.
Price: $25.00


Paradise of Cities. Venice and Its Nineteenth-century Visitors
Norwich, John Julius
Book Number: 61512
ISBN: 0385509049
Doubleday 2003. 8vo. hardcover. 336pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Price: $18.00


The Rothschilds
Morton, Frederic
Book Number: 3914
ISBN: 
 Secker & Warburg. London. 1962. Maroon cloth. 8to. Hardcover. 264pp. Index. Bibliography. Fold-out family tree. 22pp. b/w plates. Good condition, slightly skewed. Good d/w.
Price: $12.00


Changing Enemies : The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany
Annan, Noel
Book Number: 39360
ISBN: 0002556294
Harper Collins Publishers, London, 1995. 8vo. hardcover. 266pp. index, b/w illus. very good, light foxing. / very good d/w.
Price: $18.00


April Blood Florence and the Plot Against the Medici
Martines, Lauro
Book Number: 50692
ISBN: 0224061674
Jonathan Cape, London, 2003 8vo. hardcover. 302pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $18.00


In the Beginning: The Advent of the Modern Age Europe in the 1840's
Blum, Jerome
Book Number: 51291
ISBN: 0684195674
Scribner, 1994. 8vo. hardcover. 405pp. index. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00