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1 (Bentham, Jeremy). Steintrager, James BENTHAM
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, (1977). 0801410967 / 9780801410963 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Slight wear to the shelf edges, else very nearly fine in blue cloth with silver titles to the spine; in a mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
A balanced account of the development of Bentham's political thought which devotes enough time to his philosophy of language, ethics, and philosophy of law to demonstrate the unity of his total thought. 133 pages; notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Bonaparte, Napoleon). Fregosi, Paul DREAMS OF EMPIRE: Napoleon and the First World War 1792-1815
(New York, N.Y.): A Birch Lane Press Book/Published by Carol Publishing Group, (1990). 1559720360 / 9781559720366 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in burgundy cloth over cream boards with copper titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 373 pages; figures; ten maps; bibliography; and index. 
The war correspondent, journalist and historian explores Napoleon's global ambitions focusing on Napoleon's campaigns and conquests outside continental Europe. "An account, admirably written, of what was really the first world war..."--Graham Greene. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Christophe, Henry). Cole, Hubert CHRISTOPHE: KING OF HAITI
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1967). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in rose cloth with gilt spine titling; in a price-clipped, illustrated dust jacket with some light edgewear and mild age-toning. 307 pages, including notes, index, appendices. Illustrated. 
Biography of the lieutenant of Toussaint L'Ouverture who made himself ruler of the renamed kingdom of Haiti. "His rise and fall are excitingly set against a background of revolution, idealism, atrocities, and voodoo." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 (Damien, Father). Compton, Piers FATHER DAMIEN
London: Alexander Ousley Limited, (1935). B0006AM91W Reprint. Hardcover. Mild spine slant, light wear, faint foxing to endsheets, dust soiling to upper page edges, mild soiling to fore-edge, thus very good, in blue binding with gilt spine stamping; no dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait of Damien. 204 pages. 
Biography of the Belgian Roman Catholic missionary revered for his work among the lepers on the island of Molokai, Hawaii. With Foreword by Archbishop Goodier. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 (De Veuster, Father Damien). Stewart, Richard LEPER PRIEST OF MOLOKA'I: The Father Damien Story
Honolulu: A Latitude 20 Book/University of Hawai'i Press, (2000). 0824822323 / 9780824822323 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"Traces the life of Father Damien from his boyhood in rural Belgium to his death at the leper settlement after sixteen years of remarkable accomplishments...presents and analyzes much new information about Damien and his years in Hawai'i." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 (Fleming, Ian). Winder, Simon. THE MAN WHO SAVED BRITAIN: A Personal Journey into the Distrubing World of James Bond
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2006). 0374299382 / 9780374299385 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 
Winder combines cultural history, memoir and a formidable knowledge of James Bond plot lines to produce a hilarious and thoughtful narrative of the fall and rise of Britain from WWII to the present day. 288 pages. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 (Gates, Percival T.) Vaughan, David K.,editor AN AMERICAN PILOT IN THE SKIES OF FRANCE: The Diaries and Letters of Percival T. Gates, 1917-1918
Dayton, Ohio: Wright State University Press, (1992). 1882090020 / 9781882090020 First edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear to the bottom edges, else nearly fine in blue-gray cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
This represents the only first-person account of the American Air Service as seen through the eyes of an ordinary pilot, who, like his fellow pilots, had to worry about mechanical failure of the developmental aircraft of the era, in addition to the enemy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 (Henry II). Schlight, John HENRY II PLANTAGENET
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1973). 0805730443 / 9780805730449 First edition, first printing. 219 pages; chronology; 2 maps; notes; bibliography; and index. Hardcover. Light soiling to upper page edges, 8 ink underlines, very good in burgundy linen with gilt titles, rules and devices to front cover and spine; in a very good rubbed dust jacket with edge tears, slightly faded spine panel, and faint stains to flap folds. 
Octavo. Nicely bound with matching burgundy endpapers. The 19th volume in Twayne's Rulers and Statesmen of the World series. Schlight, a history professor and Lt. Col. in the U.S. air force, presents a detailed biography of the ruler's life. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 (Hitler, Adolf). Flood, Charles Bracelen HITLER: The Path to Power
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. 0395353122 / 9780395353127 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 686 pages, twenty-three b&w photographs, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
A biography that begins at the end of World War I, when lance corporal Hitler joins the new Nazi political party that is attempting to unify the country after losing the War which caused social chaos, economic hardships, and weak political leadership. 
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10 (Leopold II, King). Ascherson, Neal THE KING INCORPORATED: Leopold II in the Age of Trusts
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, (1963). B0006DAYCK First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint soiling to the upper page edges, else near fine; in a near fine dust jacket, which appears to have been trimmed at the upper edge by about 1/4 inch. 310 pages, bibliography, and an index. Small octavo. 
A biography of the King of Belgium in the late nineteenth century, who made his country rich and a cultural leader, but achieved this on the forced labor of the people of the Congo. Frontispiece b&w photograph of Leopold and thirty b&w plates. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11 (Nabuco, Joaquim). Nabuco, Carolina THE LIFE OF JOAQUIM NABUCO
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, (1950). First edition, first printing. Translated and edited by Ronald Hilton, et alia. Hardcover. A whisper of fading to spine, else a fine copy in sapphire blue cloth with gilt lettering; no dust jacket. 373 pages; map endpapers; frontisportrait of Nabuco. 
Biography of the distinguished Brazilian, the emancipator of the slaves of his country and the first Brazilian ambassador to the U.S., by his daughter. This copy dated in the year of publication, warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to half-title. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 (Rommel, Erwin). Irving, David THE TRAIL OF THE FOX: The Search for the True Field Marshall Rommel
New York: Thomas Congdon Books/E.P. Dutton, (1977). 0525222006 / 9780525222002 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's address label to front free endsheet, else fine, in black cloth with blind-embossed portrait of Rommel to front, silver lettering and copper devices to spine; in a near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket with light wear at the edges. 
"I am tremendously impressed.... A superb character study and a fine work."--Matthew B. Ridgway. Illustrated with photos reproduced on coated stock inserts. 496 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 (Shackleton, Ernest). Fisher, Margery and James SHACKLETON AND THE ANTARCTIC
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. B0006AV3WS First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in sea-blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules against a navy blue spine panel; map-decorated endsheets; in a mildly rubbed, faintly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 37 drawings and maps, 48 pages of photographs. 559 pages, including index. 
Chronicles the four great expeditions on which Shackleton served, often in the vivid words of the explorers themselves. The Fishers had access to unpublished letters and diaries, and interviewed all the surviving members of the expeditions. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 (Stanley, Henry Morton). Hall, Richard STANLEY: An Adventurer Explored
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. 0395194261 / 9780395194263 First U.S. edition, first printing. Maps of Central Africa to the endpapers, and forty-two b&w photographs and illustrations. Hardcover. Fine, in brown cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a nearly fine, price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. 400 pages, bibliography, sources and notes, and indexes of persons and places. 
"Now, more than a century after his greatest journey, Stanley has been revealed in all his complexity and greatness in Hall's magnificent biography."--New Statesman. "Reads like a first-rate detective story."--Peter Farb. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 (William, Crown Prince). Jonas, Klaus W.; Bangert, Charles W., translator THE LIFE OF CROWN PRINCE WILLIAM
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1961). First U.K. edition. Red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; photo-pictorial dust jacket. Hardcover. Blacked-out area of copyright page (often seen in U.K. editions meant for overseas sale)--off-setting to title-page, sticker ghost to front free endpaper, else very nearly fine; in a price-clipped dust jacket with fading to spine panel, light edgewear. 
A biography of the former heir to the German throne who lived under the regime of the Kaiser, the Weimar Republic, and the Nazi Third Reich. 252 pages, thirty-eight b&w plates printed on coated stock inserts, bibliography, and an index of names. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: Columbia University Press, 1959. 0231125747 / 9780231125741 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Corner tips lightly bumped, near fine in rose linen with gilt titles and rules to the spine; in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with age-toning to the spine. Octavo. 253 pages; selected bibliography; and index. 
Translated with introduction and notes by Francis J. Tschan. This complete four-book annotated history vividly reflects the firsthand accounts Adam received from travelers, traders, and missionaries on the peripheries of medieval Europe. Primary source. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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17 Ahmaranian, John, compiler AN ANSWER TO TURKISH DENIALS: Quotations and Caricatures from Her Majesty the Media (1896-1923): Volume I
Pasadena, California: John Ahmaranian, 1989. First edition, first printing: Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Light soiling to covers, else near fine and tight in illustrated wraps. 
A collection of annotated political cartoons and short articles published by the British and American presses that strikingly depict differing opinions about the Armenian genocide. 246 pages; references. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Anonymous THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE COURT AND CABINET OF ST. CLOUD: in a series of letters from a Gentleman at Paris to a Nobleman in London, written during the months of August, September, and October, 1805
London: H.S. Nichols & Co., 1895. First edition thus: one of 500 two-volume sets issued. In blue cloth with gilt lettering, vignettes and rules; fore-edge and lower edges untrimmed. Hardcover. Owner's discreet rubber-stamp to a flyleaf of each volume, else internally sharp and clean; light wear at the edges of the covers, a hint of darkening to spine, and substantial insect flecking to front and rear covers of both volumes, a few dots of stain. 
Tissue-guarded frontispiece of Napoleon to Volume I, Talleyrand to Volume II. 324 pages, Volume I; 281 pages, Volume II. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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19 Atwell, Lester PRIVATE
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Inner hinges just beginning to crack, a few small stains to the top page edges, else near fine; in a lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket that shows some light dampstaining, soiling, nicks, edge tears, and a small abraded area to the front panel. 
Drawing comparison with THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE, this non-fiction novel is an account of medics with a battalion aid station of G Company, 345th Infantry Regiment, in Europe in 1944. "...single-most compelling and authentic account written about WW II." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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20 Barrow, G.W.S. THE KINGDOM OF THE SCOTS: Government, Church and Society from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1973). 0713156821 / 9780713156829 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red boards, spine titles gilt; in an illustrated dust jacket. 404 pages; indexed. 
Seminal collection of essays gathered together to provide a comprehensive view of medieval Scottish society and its church and royal government. Illustrated with maps and tables. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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