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The Concise History of Islam and the Origin of its Empires

By: Kozlowski, Gregory C.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Acton, Massachusetts, Copley: 1991

Seller ID: 11372

ISBN: 0874114896

Condition: Very good


Octavo (21.5cm), pp. 99. Wraps have slight edge wear. View more info

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Pirate Hunters

By: Kurson, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2015

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 13278

ISBN: 1400063361

Condition: Near fine


Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 275. Navy blue boards with quarter black binding, gilt titling. Color photo section, index. Jacket has light edge wear. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Histori ea Lesotho

By: Laydevant, Ntate F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mazenod, Basutoland, The Catholic Centre: 1965

Seller ID: 15588

Condition: Very good


Duodecimo (18.5 cm), pp. 216. Later printing. Pictorial wraps. Includes frontispiece portrait of King Moshoeshoe II, map of Lesotho, sparsely illustrated with black and white photos. Light edge wear, small stain on front cover, former owner's name written inside front cover. A Sesotho language history of Lesotho, the landlocked kingdom of Southern Africa. View more info

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Government and Change in Lesotho, 1800-1966: A Study of Political Institutions

By: Machobane, L. B. B. J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1990

Seller ID: 6816

ISBN: 0312036809

Condition: Very good


Octavo (21.5), pp. xx, 374 pages with index. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine. Jacket has light wear and is slightly tanned along spine. Boards show only the slightest wear along edges, corners. Bookstore price sticker inside front cover. The author has taught at universities in the U.S. and Europe, and is the former Minister of Education in Lesotho. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Government and Change in Lesotho, 1800-1966: A Study of Political Institutions

By: Machobane, L. B. B. J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1990

Seller ID: 23230

ISBN: 0312036809

Condition: Very good


Octavo (21.5), pp. xx, 374 pages with index. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine. Jacket has light wear and soiling, and is slightly tanned along spine. Boards show only the slightest edge wear. Bookstore price sticker inside front cover. The author has taught at universities in the U.S. and Europe, and is the former Minister of Education in Lesotho. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Paradise in the Sea of Sorrow Our Minamata Disease

By: Michiko, Ishimure

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kyoto, Japan, Yamaguchi Publishing House: 1990

Seller ID: 12019

ISBN: 4841108033

Condition: Near fine


Octavo (21.5 cm), pp. 379. Later printing. This copy was a gift from the author to naturalist/writer/activist Terry Tempest Williams (who noted the gift on the free front endpaper). Translated by Livia Monnet. White boards with black titling. All four corners of jacket flaps are clipped. A poetic, environmental memoir telling the story of those who suffer from the neurological disorder Minimata Disease, caused by methylmercury poisoning from the Chisso chemical corporation. Dust jacket present. View more info

Frontiers: The Epic of South Africa's Creation and the Tragedy of the Xhosa People

By: Mostert, Noel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1992

Seller ID: 6880

ISBN: 0679401369

Condition: Very good


Octavo (23 cm), pp. 1355. First American edition. Yellow boards with black quarter cloth, gilt lettering on spine, deckle edge. Jacket has moderate wear, boards with light wear. Dust jacket present. View more info

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The Great Cities in History

By: Norwich, John Julius, ed

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4458

ISBN: 0500251541

Condition: Very good


Quarto (26.5 cm), pp. 304. Gray cloth-covered boards with dolphin emblem stamped and silver spine text. Decorative endpapers. Lavishly illustrated. Jacket has 3" tear along fold to front flap, otherwise just minor bumping. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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In the Heart of the Whore: The Story of Apartheid's Death Squads

By: Pauw, Jacques

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Gauteng, South Africa, Southern Book Publishers: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23235

ISBN: 1868123928

Condition: Very good


Octavo (22 cm), pp. 309. Black boards with pictorial jacket. Includes two appendices documenting a 20-year period of political assassinations and disappearances of anti-apartheid activists, references, index. Spine is cocked and boards have moderate edge wear, jacket with light edge wear. Old bookstore sticker on front pastedown. A journalist's expose of crimes by South Africa's apartheid-era police force. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Santiago de Chile: Catorce Mil Anos

By: Rodríquez Villegas, Hernán and Carols Aldunate del Solar

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Santiago de Chile, best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise: 2010

Seller ID: 23914

ISBN: 956243060X

Condition: Fine


Quarto (29.5 cm), pp. 305. Pictorial wrappers, richly illustated with notes, references and indices. Gift inscription to actor and social justice activist Margot Kidder. Printed for the bicentennial of the Chilean Republic. View more info

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The Society of Malawi Journal Vol XX, No. 1

By: Society of Malawi

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Blantyre, Malawi, The Hetherwick Press: 1967

Seller ID: 10497

Condition: Very good


Octavo (21 cm), pp. 71. Yellow wraps, stapled binding. Includes line drawings, black and white photography, and a fold-out map of the "Sugar Corporation of Malwai: Nchalo Estate." Wraps are a little fady and dusty. Journal has been continously published since 1948, spanning the country's colonial period through independence to the present day. The Society exists to "promote interest in literary, historical and scientific matters." In addition to the Nchalo sugar estate, this issue covers the fish of Lake Chilwa and the Museum of Malawi. View more info

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De Chile a Guatemala Diez Años America Latina

By: Wessing, Koen and Eduardo Galeano

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Managua, Ediciones Monimbo: 1983

Seller ID: 20256

Condition: Good


Presumed first edition. Quarto (29.5 cm), pp. 95. Pictorial wrappers have moderate wear, upper right corner crimped, binding is frail but intact. Former owner's name on title page. Text by Uruguayan leftist writer/journalist Galeano accompanies Wessing's striking black and white photography depicting the politics of every day life, as well as graphic violence, in war-torn Guatemala and in the aftermath of the 1973 military coup in Chile. View more info

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Sonora: An Initmate Geography

By: Yetman, David

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 23261

ISBN: 0826317014

Condition: Fine


Signed by author on title page. Octavo (23.5 cm), pp. 248. Yellow cloth with pictorial jacket. Includes maps, color plates, bibliography and index. Written by the Emmy Award-winning host of Arizona public television's program, The Desert Speaks. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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A Child's History of France

By: Yonge, Charlotte M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, John B. Alden: 1883

Seller ID: 18426

Condition: Good


12mo (18.5 cm), pp. 279. Reprint: Includes a "Preface to New Edition" dated 1881. Olive boards are dingy, binding is frail but intact. Former owners' names on free front endpaper and following blank leaf. A prolific author (mostly of novels), Yonge produced a series of these histories including of Great Britain and China. View more info