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1 Bartholomew, J.G. (editor) The Citizen's Atlas of the World 1898 Map of Centural Europe and the Mediterranean Spaine, France, German Empire, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, Asia Minor, Greece, Italy, Switzerland Sicily, Sardinia, with insets of Gibraltar and Maltese Islands
London George Newnes, Limited 1898 First Edition; Various Map Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Map is in sleeve and may have minor soiling to edges.Taken from theCitizens Atlas of the World, published by Newnes, etc. in Southhampton Street, 1898. Bartholomew was a cartographer, born in Edinburgh, EC Scotland, UK. He studied at Edinburgh, then entered his father's firm. His works include the Survey Atlas of Scotland (1895–1912) and a Physical Atlas of the World (2 vols, 1889–1911). He is best known for his system of layer colouring of contours. These are NOT reprints they are directly from the 1898 Atlas which was damaged with the loss of some original maps. Shows major transportation routes, including railways, rivers, lakes, town names, territorial names, township names, county names, land masses, sailing routes, steamer routes, Caravan routes, etc. Map now in archival sleeve and backing board. These maps give a very contrasting view of the World in 1898 as compared to today in light of globalization. Other maps available. Scarce in this condition. Great reference and for framing.; Color Map; 14x18 inches 
Price: 71.97 USD
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The End of the War  Singapore's Liberation and the Aftermath of the Second World War, Bose, Romen
2 Bose, Romen The End of the War Singapore's Liberation and the Aftermath of the Second World War
Marshall Cavendish Editions 2005 9812610669 / 9789812610669 First Edition Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Book looks new. Where there are victors, there are also the defeated. As the Second World War comes to a close in Southeast Asia, the Japanese military forces in the region must face up to the fact that the British will soon return to reoccupy their colonies. The British, on the other hand, have to quickly organise the reoccupation of their former colonies, focusing on Singapore and Malaya. Surprised by the abrupt surrender of their enemies, planning is put into high gear. Meanwhile, prisoners of war and the general population in Malaya and Singapore, having suffered greatly under the Japanese, wait impatiently for the moment when they can once again breathe free. In the midst of this, chaos looms and racial tensions build, ready to erupt. Journeying to the past, this book unravels the intricate details of the culminating events in the history of the end of the war in Malaya and Singapore. Based on research gleaned from the classified documents only recently made public in the UK, an unprecedented exposition unfolds the events that went on behind the scenes as the British prepared to return to the region to reestablish their authority. With a cast of historical characters ranging from the great and powerful General Itagaki to the less well-known but no less significant members of the espionage Force 136, the events leading up to and following the official Japanese surrender in Southeast Asia is captured in remarkable detail here in one volume as The End of the War: Singapore’s Liberation and the Aftermath of the Second World War.; 0.5 x 8.1 x 5.8 Inches; 211 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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The Dream of Troy, Brackman, Arnold C.
3 Brackman, Arnold C. The Dream of Troy
Mason & Lipscomb 1656 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First edition stated, dust not price clipped. The dream of a small boy came to life later when Heinrich Schliemann discovered the ruins of Troy. This book traces his quest and the controversy around it. Fully indexed. Map endpapers.; 1974-01-01; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246 pages; The dream of a small boy came to life later when Heinrich Schliemann discovered the ruins of Troy. This book traces his quest and the controversy around it. 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Christian researches in Asia  With notices on the translation of the Scriptures into the oriental languages, Buchanan, Claudius
4 Buchanan, Claudius Christian researches in Asia With notices on the translation of the Scriptures into the oriental languages
Lexington KY Printed and sold by T. T. Skillman 1813 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Pages are uneven, foxing. Cover is marbled boards with leather spine. Very Worn and hing cracking. Contents complete and tight. Edges are dented and worn. ; First section has 158 untrimmed pages with an added sermon preached in the Parish Church of St. James, Bristol, on Sunday February 26, 1809 entitled "The star in the East" being 27 pages and an appendix of 55 pages containing an account of 200, 000 Christians discovered in the sequestered region of Hidostan. Some of the Chapter titles are: The Chinese, the Hindoos, Juggernaut, Immolation of Females, Letters of King George I and Archbishop Wake, Tranquebar, Tanjore, Tritchinopoly, The malabar Bible, Syriac Bible, The Persians, The Arabians, The Jews in Asia, The ten Tribes, The Armenians. A very unique and exciting book. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.; 55 pages; 
Price: 179.97 USD
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Edna Hibel  An Artist's Story of Love And Compassion, Clarkson, Millie And Edna Hibel And Theodore Plotkin
5 Clarkson, Millie And Edna Hibel And Theodore Plotkin Edna Hibel An Artist's Story of Love And Compassion
Gretna, La Pelican Publishing Company 2006 1589804279 / 9781589804272 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Illustrated by Edna Hibel Signed by Author & Illustrator
As New condition including dust. Blue cover with gold lettering. This is not only the story of Edna Hibel (who turns 90 in 2007) but a collection of some of her most beautiful work. From Europe to Russia and Asia this wonderful women artist has produced some of the most cherished work in lithographs, serigraphy, porcelain, plates, and dolls. Her subjects are mostly women and children. Her magnificant lithographs (drawings on stone that are transferred to the print) have as many as 32 colors, more than any other artist since lithography was invented in 1798. Ms. Hibel signed this book personally "with love, Edna Hibel" along with the author at an art show in Naples, Florida, February 11, 2007. Owning it almost like having a collection of her works signed personally. Extremely rare and beautiful. ; Color and B&W illustrations; 0.9 x 14.1 x 11.1 Inches; 176 pages; p; Signed by Author & Illustrator 
Price: 179.97 USD
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Blood Trail  (Author Signed), Cook, Gary J. R.
6 Cook, Gary J. R. Blood Trail (Author Signed)
Dennis McMillan Publications 2006 0939767538 / 9780939767533 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
We provide delivery tracking to all US orders. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. "Ben Tails (aka "Mr. Slide") leaves a bloody trail indeed in Cook's gripping tale of a modern warrior's journeys from Montana to Vietnam and other parts of Asia, always returning home, always searching. His skills as hunter and marksman turn him into a deadly sniper, while his Vietnam War experiences leave him disillusioned and aware that he has been manipulated for evil purposes. He stays for years in Asia, where he learns Mandarin and does his best to suppress the violent side of himself he calls Mr. Slide. Tails's core values make him far more interesting than the run-of-the-mill action hero, and when one of the rare people he trusts lures him from Montana to Japan for a simple job selling motorcycles—and sussing out bad guys—Mr. Slide may have to reappear. Tails soon discovers that he's being used as a pawn in a deadly and vicious high stakes game. Graphic violence, penetrating, incisive analysis of complex cultural and historical events and one man's heroic defiance make Cook's long overdue second novel (after 1988's Graveyard Rules) an event to celebrate. This is a writer with something to say and immense skills with which to say it." (May) ; 1.75 x 9 x 6.25 Inches; 465 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.97 USD
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The Military History of World War II, Volume 1-11 and 14-18, Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt, Col., Retired
7 Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt, Col., Retired The Military History of World War II, Volume 1-11 and 14-18
Franklin Watts, Inc. 1962 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Not the Complete set. Missing volumes 12 & 13. Red covers with photo insets and white and/or black lettering. May have minor rubs to edges and/ or corners. Contents clean and tight. No dust (as issued) as covers have stunning images appropriate to subject.. 1. European Land Battles 1939-1943 2. European Land Battles 1944-1945 3. Land Battles: N. Africa, Sicily, and Italy 4. The Naval War in the West: The Raiders 5. The Naval War in the West: The Wolf Packs 6.The Air War in the West: Sept.1939-May 1941 7. The Air War in the West: June 1941-April 1945 8. Expansion of Japan in Asia 9. Japanese ambitions in the Pacific 10. Allied Victories in China and Burma 11. The Air War in the Pacific: air power leads the way 14. The Air war in the Pacific: Victory in the air 15. European Resistance Movements 16. Asian and Axis Resistance Movements 17. Combat Leaders of World War II 18. Strategic Direction of World War II These books are written to give a brief overview and history of the battles or conflicts with photos, maps, and diagrams. They are not extensive accounts, but give a concise account of the subjects covered. The author was Born in New York, the son of noted military historian, R. Ernest Dupuy, attended West Point, graduating in the class of 1938. During World War II he commanded a U.S. Army artillery battalion, a Chinese artillery group, and an artillery detachment from the British 36th Infantry Division. It is as a military historian and a theorist that Trevor Dupuy would make a lasting mark on the world. (Wiki); The Military History of World War II; Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches 
Price: 49.97 USD
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One Day in a Long War  May 10, 1972 Air War, North Vietnam, Ethell, Jeffrey & Alfred Price
8 Ethell, Jeffrey & Alfred Price One Day in a Long War May 10, 1972 Air War, North Vietnam
Random House 1989 0394576225 / 9780394576220 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
A chronicle of a day at war in Vietnam. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Signed by author on end paper Jan 28, 92. Scarce ; Photographs, Maps; 1.1 x 6.5 x 6.3 Inches; 217 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 44.97 USD
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Viet-Nam Witness 1953-66, Fall, B. Bernard
9 Fall, B. Bernard Viet-Nam Witness 1953-66
Frederick A. Praeger 1966 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
English. Third printing. Book and dust in very good condition. Dust now in mylar cover. "Bernard Fall shows us why he was an expert on Vietnam history. If you are serious about the Vietnam War it is a must read." (reviewer); Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 363 pages 
Price: 17.97 USD
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10 Gibson, Charles Dana & E. Kay Gibson Over Seas U.S. Army Maritime Operations, 1898 Through the Fall of the Philippines
Camden, Me Ensign Pr 2002 0960899669 / 9780960899661 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
1.4 x 11.2 x 8.6 Inches; 474 pages 
Price: 10.97 USD
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Before Columbus  Links Between the Old World and Ancient America, Gordon, Cyrus H.
11 Gordon, Cyrus H. Before Columbus Links Between the Old World and Ancient America
Crown Pub 1971 0517504413 / 9780517504413 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and dust in very good condition. First Edition. Not price clipped. Map endpapers. A revolutionary treatise by one of the world's most eminent scholars, BEFORE COLUMBUS provides startling new evidence linking ancient Mesoamerica with the civilizations of Europe, Africa, and Asia. ; Illustrations, Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages 
Price: 18.97 USD
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Life and travel in Tartary, Thibet, and China  Being a narrative of the Abbé Huc's travels in the Far East, Huc, Evariste Régis
12 Huc, Evariste Régis Life and travel in Tartary, Thibet, and China Being a narrative of the Abbé Huc's travels in the Far East
London T. Nelson 1872 First Edition (?); First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Brown leather cover with newly restored leather spine with gold print. Contents complete with browning to pages due to age. Color plates and black and white engraving throughout. Very colorful. Évariste Régis Huc, or Abbé Huc, (1813–1860) was a French missionary traveller, famous for his accounts of China, Tartary and Tibet. Since the travels of the Englishman, Thomas Manning, in Tibet (1811–1812), no European had visited Lhasa. Huc stimulated European interest in Central Asia and blazed a trail for Asian studies. Huc devoted himself to the study of the dialects and customs of the "Tatars," for whom he translated several religious texts. Scarce if not rare in this condition.. ; 120 pages 
Price: 69.97 USD
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Spiritual Reconstruction "By the Author of Christ In You", No Author Listed
13 No Author Listed Spiritual Reconstruction "By the Author of Christ In You"
London, England John M. Watkins 1918 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Rare original 1918 edition not a reprint, Blue cloth cover has minor rubs to corners. Contents very clean. Fully indexed. About the publisher "Over a century ago, Watkins, the "University of Rejected Sciences", was born. In April 1897, John M. Watkins issued the first second-hand and remaindered book catalogue in his own name, giving 26 Charing Cross in the centre of London as his business address. Since 1895, perhaps earlier, he had published similar lists on behalf of "The Theosophical Publishing Society', initially from 7/8 Duke Street,' Adelphi, later from Charing Cross and then from "... a shop near the Friends' Meeting House in St. Martin's Lane." These lists had been preceded by Book-notes, which he had edited from March 1893. The premises of this profitable business would shift location from nautical Whitehall to thespian St.Martin’s Lane.John Watkins eventually moved the business to its present famous site in No.21 in Cecil Court in 1901. Two frequent visitors in those very early days were the Irish poet W. B. Yeats, himself a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and G. R. S. Mead, author of numerous works on gnosticism and a prominent figure in the Theosophical Society. J. Watkins himself introduced our famous Egyptian logo that depicts the Great God Thoth, ancient deity of learning, writing, science and magic. He has been affectionately called the "scribe of the gods" by the bookshop' s staff of every epoch, and can be seen today adorning the creaking sign outside – but way back in 1901 the shop had only begun its tradition as a London nexus, a Mecca for occultists and mystics from all over the world - people from all walks of life.The Early Intellectual EnvironmentThe Watkins story starts in the innovative intellectual ferment of Victorian London. For many people the 'Victorian Age' evokes images of steaming industrial and smoky commercial power, iron & funerals, reminiscent of Blake's 'Satanic Mills', moral evangelical conservatism and starch-collared high mindedness although as history begins to peel off the onion layers it seems that it may not all have been as 'moral' and 'high' as some of us were taught at school. The hustle & bustle of the West End in this heyday was that of packed-out multicoloured omnibuses and tipped hats, the ringing cries of the newspaper boys echoing and the scuffling barrow boys of the busy Covent Garden markets rumbling forward the quality market centre of the huge British Empire. The rich mixing scents of soot, horse manure, perfumed blooms of flowers downwind, open bakeries and the gas lamps filled the air.The late 19th century was a time of vigorous questioning of long-held beliefs about the nature of man, his origins and his destiny as well as of the universe, which he inhabited. All these developments were to have a considerable impact on the thinking of many intellectuals preoccupied with spiritual and metaphysical questions.Amidst this intellectual upheaval there arose several organisations putting forward alternative views of man and his spiritual nature. There was an upsurge of interest in the hermetic and kabbalistic traditions, an impulse that lay behind the formation of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Additionally the new interest in the spiritual and metaphysical culture of Asia was to find an outlet in the founding of H.P.Blavatsky's Theosophical Society in America, Britain and India. Thirdly, there was the phenomenon of the appearance of mediumship, and the possibility of establishing the fact of personal survival after death. This last resulted in the establishment of the Society for Psychical Research as well as the growth of the Spiritualist movement.John WatkinsIt is into this concentrated context that we may view the establishment of Watkins Bookshop in the mid 1890's. John Maurice Watkins, the founder of this bookshop, was a friend and disciple of H P. Blavatsky and was himself personally involved in seeing the first edition of The Secret Doctrine, her great metaphysical classic, through the press.The ideal of founding the bookshop is said to have occurred to Mr Watkins in a conversation with Madame Blavatsky in which she lamented the fact that there was nowhere in London one could buy books on mysticism, occultism and metaphysics.This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Original book not a reproduction. Rare.; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 210 pages 
Price: 149.97 USD
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Retreat of the West; the white man's adventure in eastern Asia, Park, No-yong
14 Park, No-yong Retreat of the West; the white man's adventure in eastern Asia
Hale, Cushman & Flint, Inc. 1937 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author. Orange cover with blue lettering. No dust. Very clean contents. Park No-Yong, who was born in 1899 in Liaoning, received a bachelor of arts from the University of Minnesota in 1927. Park won the John S. Pillsbury Prize at the University in 1926. After graduating from the University, He enrolled at Harvard University and received a master of arts in 1930 and a doctorate in political science and international relations in 1932. Park was an accomplished author, his works included “Making a New China,” “An Oriental View of American Civilization,” “Retreat of the West: the White Man’s Adventure in Eastern Asia,” and “Chinaman’s Chance.” During his time at Harvard University, Park often came back to the University of Minnesota to teach courses or deliver lectures related to China politics. He went on various speaking tours under the auspices of the Community Service Department at the University of Minnesota.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.97 USD
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The Second Book of History, including The Modern History of Europe, Africa, and Asia, Parley, Peter
15 Parley, Peter The Second Book of History, including The Modern History of Europe, Africa, and Asia
Boston Charles J. Hendee, Jenks and Palmer 1840 25th Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Hardback cover with leather spine. Title page says as listed, but Cover says The Second Book of History, for Children and Youth, being a Sequel to the "First Book of History, by the Author of Peter Parley's Tales" written by Peter Parley. Green cover with black print has illustration on front. Spotting.Contents has heavy foxing, and is complete with illustrations and individual maps of the contenients. Inscription in front says "Alexander Reynolds book 1842" rare. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. ; Engravings and maps 
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16 Robins, Fred C. Overseas Diary India and Burma, World War II
Rumaro Pr 1990 0962728004 / 9780962728006 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Looks new.; 8.75 x 1 x 6 Inches; 232 pages 
Price: 15.82 USD
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The United States Coast Guard in South East Asia during the Vietnam conflict, Tulich, Eugene N
17 Tulich, Eugene N The United States Coast Guard in South East Asia during the Vietnam conflict
Public Affairs Division, U.S. Coast Guard 1975 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Rare monograph. Blue cover with black print. 1986 edition. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; U.S. Coast Guard historical monograph program; 65 pages 
Price: 25.97 USD
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