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WORLDLY GOODS

By: Jardine, Lisa

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Nan A. Talese: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000047559

ISBN: 0385476841

Condition: Good


"Fascinating . . . Jardine's attention to the material side of things is an important explanatory complement to the many histories of the period that have dwelt on the sublime works of art . . . Real history is in the details , the small stories, of which WORLDLY GOODS is a treasure house." Richard Bernstein, The New York Times. View more info

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DUBLIN TENEMENT LIFE: AN ORAL HISTORY

By: Kearns, Kevin C.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Gill & MacMillan, Limited: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000039119

ISBN: 0717140741

Condition: Good


This book is totally unique. It is based on the original and wholly authent ic testimonies of survivors of the old Dublin tenements. For nearly 150 yea rs, the wretched, squalid tenements of Dublin were widely judged to be the worst slums in all of Europe. By the 1930's, 6400 tenements were occupied b y almost 112,000 tenants. Some districts had up to 800 people to the acre, up to 100 occupants in one building and twenty family members crammed into a single tiny room. It was a hard world of hunger, disease, high mortality, unemployment, heavy drinking, prostitution and gang warfare. But despit... View more info

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EARL OF ESSEX

By: Keay, Anna

Price: ¥3,500.00

Publisher: Historic Royal Palaces: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000042654

ISBN: 1873993153

Condition: Very Good


The life and death of a Tudor traitor. View more info

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THE PICTS AND THE SCOTS

By: Laing, Lloyd

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000016631

ISBN: 0750928735

Condition: As New


A crisp clean softcover as new: The Picts have long been known for their mysterious symbol stones, but our understanding of their links with the Scots remains unresolved. This highly readable account presents the latest archaeological discoveries and discusses the evidence for the relationship between these two peoples, tracing their development from raids on Roman Britain to the formation of rival Dark Age kingdoms that produced a unique artistic inheritance. View more info

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NELSON: BRITANNIA'S GOD OF WAR

By: Lambert, Andrew

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber:

Seller ID: RWARE0000041097

ISBN: 0571212220

Condition: Very Good


What made Nelson so special? What individual quality led Byron rightly to c elebrate Nelson's genius as 'Britannia's God of War'? Andrew Lambert demons trates how Nelson elevated the business of naval warfare to the level of th e sublime. Where his predecessors and opponents saw a particular battle as an end in itself, Nelson - even in the midst of terrifying, close-quarters action - was concerned to exploit the victory he was achieving. Nelson expl ores the professional, personal, intellectual and practical origins of the man's genius, to understand how the greatest warrior that Britain has e... View more info

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ISLAND VOICES: TRADITIONS OF NORTH MULL

By: MacKenzie, Ann

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000024147

ISBN: 1841581747

Condition: Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: Focusing on North Mull-north of Glen More, but excluding Craignure, Torosay and Brolas-this book is an anthology of the tales and traditions of Mull in the words of those who tell them. The writing covers belief and superstitions, pastimes, work, health and cures, tales and proverbs. The subjects are taken from a wide range of sources and periods, from Martin Martin in the 17th century to writing which dates from the end of World War II, a time which saw much change in Gaelic society as a whole. The material covers tradition... View more info

BLICKLING HALL

By: Maddison, John

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: 1987

Seller ID: RWARE0000001249

ISBN: 0707800862

Condition: Very Good


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MERCAT CROSS AND TOLBOOTH

By: Mair, Craig

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: John Donald: 1988

Seller ID: RWARE0000010936

ISBN: 0859761967

Condition: Near Fine


A tight clean copy, no markings throughout Includes index. View more info

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THE EIGHTEENTH BRUMAIRE OF LOUIS BONAPARTE / EDITION 1

By: Marx, Karl

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: International Publishers Com: 1965

Seller ID: RWARE0000046413

ISBN: 0717800563

Condition: Good


Considered one of Marx's most profound monographs and a brilliant history o f the proletariat, this 1852 essay-which originally appeared in Die Revolut ion magazine-is Marx's commentary on the 1851 French coup by Louis Bonapart e, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, overthrowing the constitution of 1848. Most famous as the source of Marx's dictum that history occurs twice, "the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce," this work is better known to historians as a vital early discussion of the politics of fascism in th e 20th century, which Bonaparte's coup anticipated. Students of ... View more info

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EDINBURGH

By: Massie, Alan

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson: 1994

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000024585

ISBN: 185619244X

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book:. View more info

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THISTLE AT WAR: SCOTLAND'S BATTLES

By: McCorry, Helen

Price: ¥890.00

Publisher: National Museums of Scotland: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000010951

ISBN: 0948636912

Condition: Near Fine


Not just the soliders, sailors and airmen, but nurses, stretcher bearers, w ives and children. Poetry, diaries and fictionalized accounts. Illsutration s from the Scottish United Services Museum. View more info

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THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF GERMANY 1848-2005

By: Miller, Heinrich Potthoff and Susanne

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Verlag J.H.W. Dietz Nachf.: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000046381

ISBN: 3801203654

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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A HISTORY OF SCOTLAND

By: Mitchison, Rosalind

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000020904

ISBN: 0415059259

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: "...on every subject and through every century she is fresh incisive, infor mative and enlightening...She has done a real service to Scotland." -- Revi ew of the first edition by The Observer About the Author Rosalind Mitchison was Professor of Social History at the University of Edinburgh until her retirement. She is author of several books on Scottish history including Lordship to Patronage: Scotland 1603-1745 (1990) and The Old Poor Law in Scotland: The Experience of Poverty (2000). View more info

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THE NORMAN CONQUEST: THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS AND THE FALL OF ANGLO-SAXON ENG LAND

By: Morris, Marc

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Pegasus Books: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000047608

ISBN: 1605986518

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This riveting and authoritative USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselle r is "a much-needed, modern account of the Normans in England" (The Times, London). The Norman Conquest was the most significant military--and cultural--episod e in English history. An invasion on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans, it was capped by one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ev er fought. Language, law, architecture, and even attitudes ... View more info

ULSTER FOLK OF FIELD AND FIRESIDE

By: Murphy, Michael J.

Price: ¥10,000.00

Publisher: Dundalgan Press: 1983

Seller ID: RWARE0000008192

ISBN: 0852211074

Condition: F/NF


A highly collectible first edition, ex-lib, and price clipped. View more info

ELIZABETH R 1953: THE QUEEN ELIZABETH CORONATION SOUVENIR MCMLIII

By: N/A

Price: ¥10,000.00

Publisher: L.T.A.Robinson Ltd: 1953

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009895

Condition: Very Good/No DJ


A highly collectible rare copy, illustrated colour and b/w plates, some wea r to boards,internally no inscriptions or marks throughout. View more info

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SCOTTISH PLACE NAMES

By: Nicolaisen, W.F.H.

Price: ¥7,000.00

Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000024151

ISBN: 0859765563

Condition: As New


THIS BOOK, THE result of twenty years' meticulous research, remains the onl y comprehensive and systematic study of Scottish place-names. From names wh ich date from the dawn of time - such as the river names Tay or the Avon - to more modern names, such as Fort William or Helensburgh, Nicolaisen bring s to life the rich tapestry of history which has shaped our country over th ousands of years. Few of us are aware of the implications, symbolism and hi story of the names which we use and take for granted every day, and indeed of the continuous process of naming and re-naming which goes on around... View more info

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ENA, SPAIN'S ENGLISH QUEEN

By: Noel, Gerard Eyre

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Constable: 1984

Seller ID: RWARE0000047558

ISBN: 009464070X

Condition: Good/Good


This biography of Queen Ena gives a balanced account of her personal life, illustrated by many anecdotes, and a wider perspective of European history and the intricacies of Spanish politics from the 18th century onwards.' --T his text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. View more info

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THE BORDERS BOOK

By: Omand, Donald

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000016702

ISBN: 1874744734

Condition: As New


A crisp clean softcover as new: This definitive story of the Scottish Borders covers the area's history, landscape and culture, including: military and sporting traditions, customs, language and music. View more info

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ANGUS & THE MEARNS : A HISTORICAL GUIDE

By: Oram, Richard

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000018496

ISBN: 1874744475

Condition: Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Angus and Kincardine, an area rich in resources, has been of strategic importance for many centuries. The diversity of sights to be found north of the Tay mirrors the variety of historical sites to be found in this part of the country: White Caterhun, north-west of Brechin, dates from the Celtic Iron Age and is a hill-fort, with the largest dry stone wall in Britain; Pictish stones, dating from AD400 on, these ancient monumnets measure up to 14-feet high and bear pagan symbols; Brechin Round Tower, one of only two surviving Irish towers and the ... View more info