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101 Bunker, Stephen;Holgate, Robin;Nichols, Marian

The Changing Face of Luton: An Illustrated History
UK
Book Castle
1993
1871199719 / 9781871199710

Soft Cover
Very Good



Illlustrated

Very slight edgewear and faint creasing of spine and covers, otherwise a fine clean tight and bright copy
NS13561

Price: 6.41 USD
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102 Burke, Edmund

Reflections on the Revolution in France - Library of Liberal Arts
USA
Bobbs-Merrill Company
1955


Soft Cover
Good





Some edgewear and creasing of covers and spine, some sunning of covers, interior contains many lightly pencilled underlining of passages but still a good reading and reference copy
082942

Price: 14.99 USD
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103 Burnley, Thomas

Thomas Burnley - Biographical Sketch - City of Brantford ( Ontario ) from the History of Brant County Ontario
Toronto
Warner, Beers & Co.
1883


Soft Cover
New





This is a biographical sketch of the individual listed in the title, and was originally published in 1883 as a part of the History of Brant County Ontario. This is a facsimile reprint copy of the original work, plain paper, staple bound card covers. As this is a faithful copy of the original there are some defects that will be reproduced, primarily a touch of foxing - text however is clean, clear, legible and unobscured.
068593

Price: 4.99 USD
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104 Burroughs, William S.;Bockris, Victor

With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker
NY
Seaver
1981
0394178289 / 9780394178288

Soft Cover
Good





some edgewear and one small stain at the base of the title page, all else good. A solid reading copy. From the publisher:"Burroughs, the eccentric, brilliant artist who burned the bridge with logic and wrote the classic Naked Lunch, has a court recorder in Victor Bockris. Bockris has collected into a cogent whole the man's most brilliant moments of conversation, thinking, and interview repartee. This fascinating material, gleaned from the fertile time at Burroughs's New York headquarters, the Bunker (which was located on the Bowery, three blocks from CBGB), encompasses the years 1974 to 1980, and also includes a 1991 Burroughs interview from Interview magazine. The Beats' devotion to subjective experience has left readers with a profound amount of objective material to analyze and debate. Choice public and private utterances, hallucinatory and prescient diatribes such as these, remain rich sources of literary history. As Americans we find the Beats' approach to life romantic, even heroic. Tearing the walls down in the name of freedom and spirituality strikes a particularly pilgrimesque chord. With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker is a fascinating compendium of Burroughs-speak, so complete it can be considered a credo"
093442

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105 Bury, J.P.T.

France : The Insecure Peace : From Versailles to the Great Depression ( Library of the 20th Century Series )
New York
American Heritage Press
1972


Soft Cover
Very Good



Illustrated

Part of the "Library of the Twentieth Century" series. Illustrated with colour photos and images. 151 pages. Slight edgewear and a small price sticker on the front cover. Interior is clean and tight. Overall an excellent reading copy.
044753

Price: 6.99 USD
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106 Bussby, Frederick

The History of Winchester Cathedral
Bedford Place, Southampton
Paul Cave Publications Ltd

NO

Soft Cover
Very Good



Sollars, E A

A beautifully illustrated history of Winchester Cathedral. Illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. Cover has slight chipping, creasing of the corners, and slight fading due to shelfwear. Otherwise a very good reading copy.
012051

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107 Butler, David

Edward the King Monarch Among Men : Volume II
New York, U.S.A.
Pocket Books
1976
0671826670 / 9780671826673

Mass Market Paperback
Good





Minor edgewear and some creasing of spine, otherwise a good reading and reference copy.
X10192

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108 Butler, David

Edward the Seventh
London
Futura Books
1974
0860071294 / 9780860071297

Mass Market Paperback
Good





some edgewear and creasing of covers and spine, age toning of pages otherwise still a good reading copy
X10082

Price: 6.99 USD
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109 Butler, Juan

Cabbagetown Diary : A Diary
Toronto
Peter Martin Associates
1970
0887780407 / 9780887780400
First Thus
Soft Cover
Good





FIRST PRINTING - A Toronto Bukowski? A late 60s early 70s account of a sex filled, boozy, grimy life in Cabbagetown - a section of Toronto also made (in)famous by Hugh Garner. Butler's works are considered anarchist and more social documentary despite being fictional. An important author to include in any collection of Canadiana. Some edgewear and creasing of spine and covers, some age toning of pages otherwise a good solid copy. First printing.
086810

Price: 24.99 USD
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110 Buzinkay, Geza

Hungarian History in a Nutshell
Budapest
Merhavia
2003
9639172405 / 9789639172401

Soft Cover
Very Good



Illustrated

Nicely illustrated and lively text - a great introduction to the history of Hungary
092490

Price: 5.91 USD
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111 Call, F. Oliver ; Pierce, Lorne - Editor

Marguerite Bourgeoys - Ryerson Canadian History Readers Series
Toronto
Ryerson Press
1930

First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good





This volume is part of the wonderful "Ryerson Canadian History Readers" issued in the 1920s and 1930s for use in Canadian schools. All volumes in this series were issued in wraps (soft cover), staple bound. Created to fill a void in the study of very specific areas of Canadian history and biography, each reader contains a wealth of historical information through the characters and events covered. The books are written in a charming and vivid manner. This particular copy is in very good shape, clean and tight, with very minor edgewear and only a touch of age toning.
048807

Price: 17.99 USD
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112 Cameron, Rev. Robert et al

Rev. Robert Cameron - Biographical Sketch - City of Brantford ( Ontario ) from the History of Brant County Ontario
Toronto
Warner, Beers & Co.
1883


Soft Cover
New





This is a biographical sketch of the individual listed in the title, and was originally published in 1883 as a part of the History of Brant County Ontario. This is a facsimile reprint copy of the original work, plain paper, staple bound card covers. As this is a faithful copy of the original there are some defects that will be reproduced, primarily a touch of foxing - text however is clean, clear, legible and unobscured.
068594

Price: 4.99 USD
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113 Campbell, Robert

The Golden Years of Broadcasting: A Celebration of the First 50 Years of Radio and TV on NBC
Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Scribner
1976
0684148161 / 9780684148168
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fair to Good
Fair to Good
Ex-Library

Illustrated

Hardcover - ex librqry, rather generally worn and well read but still quite assceptable as a reading copy
088035

Price: 14.99 USD
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114 Campbell, W. S.

W. S. Campbell - Treasurer brant and Brantford - Biographical Sketch - City of Brantford ( Ontario ) from the History of Brant County Ontario
Toronto
Warner, Beers & Co.
1883


Soft Cover
New





This is a biographical sketch of the individual listed in the title, and was originally published in 1883 as a part of the History of Brant County Ontario. This is a facsimile reprint copy of the original work, plain paper, staple bound card covers. As this is a faithful copy of the original there are some defects that will be reproduced, primarily a touch of foxing - text however is clean, clear, legible and unobscured.
068595

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115 Cantor, Norman F.

The Last Knight: The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era
U.S.A.
Harper Perennial
2005
0060754036 / 9780060754037

Soft Cover
As New





Minor age toning of pages otherwise appears UNREAD! FRom the publisher:"There may not be a more fascinating a historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and elsewhere. It was a world in transition, soon to be replaced by the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration -- and John of Gaunt was its central figure. In today's terms, John of Gaunt was a multibillionaire with a brand name equal to Rockefeller. He fought in the Hundred Years' War, sponsored Chaucer and proto-Protestant religious thinkers, and survived the dramatic Peasants' Revolt, during which his sumptuous London residence was burned to the ground. As head of the Lancastrian branch of the Plantagenet family, Gaunt was the unknowing father of the War of the Roses; after his death, his son usurped the crown from his nephew, Richard II. Gaunt's adventures represent the culture and mores of the Middle Ages as those of few others do, and his death is portrayed in The Last Knight as the end of that enthralling period."
097163

Price: 6.99 USD
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116 Carcopino, Jerome

Daily Life in Ancient Rome
Toronto, ON, Canada
Penguin Group (Canada)
1962
0140550232 / 9780140550238

Soft Cover
Fair to Good





Light edgewear and some creasing of spine, binding split at page 72, but still a very readable copy
092853

Price: 6.99 USD
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117 Careless, J. M. S.

Canada : A Story of Challenge - Volume One
New York
St Martins Press
1970
0770512534 / 9780770512538

soft Cover
Good



Illustrated

Light edgewear, former owners name on the inside front cover, age tonning of the pages and minor creasing of the spine otherwise a fine tight copy.
C3229

Price: 16.99 USD
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118 Careless, J.M.S.

Canada A Story of Challenge
Toronto, Ontario Canada
MacMillan
1963


Soft Cover
Fair



Illustrated

Heavy edgewear and creasing of spine and covers. Interior pages have light age toning, and heavy underlined and highlighted areas of text, otherwise is an excellent reference copy.
X02209

Price: 15.99 USD
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119 Carlyle, Thomas

Sartor Resartus Latter Day Pamphlets
London
Chapman & Hall
1893

First Thus
Hard Cover
Good





Hardcover, first combined thus - green cloth with gilt titles. Some edgewear, shelfwear, bowing of covers and bumped corners. Light foxing and age toning of text blocks. Despite stated flaws, still a good solid vintage copy. From Wikipedia: Thomas Carlyle's major work, Sartor Resartus (meaning 'The tailor re-tailored'), first published as a serial in 1833-34, purported to be a commentary on the thought and early life of a German philosopher called Diogenes Teufelsdröckh (which translates as 'god-born devil-dung'), author of a tome entitled "Clothes: their Origin and Influence", but was actually a poioumenon.Teufelsdröckh's Transcendentalist musings are mulled over by a skeptical English editor who also provides fragmentary biographical material on the philosopher. The work is, in part, a parody of Hegel, and of German Idealism more generally. However, Teufelsdröckh is also a literary device with which Carlyle can express difficult truths. Because Carlyle had difficulty finding a publisher for Sartor, he began composing it as an article in October 1831.[2] Fraser's Magazine serialised it in 1833-1834 and the text was published as an independent volume in Boston in 1836 and London in 1838.[3] Sartor Resartus was intended to be a new kind of book: simultaneously factual and fictional, serious and satirical, speculative and historical. It ironically commented on its own formal structure, while forcing the reader to confront the problem of where "truth" is to be found. In this respect it develops techniques used much earlier in Tristram Shandy, to which it refers. The imaginary "Philosophy of Clothes" holds that meaning is to be derived from phenomena, continually shifting over history, as cultures reconstruct themselves in changing fashions, power-structures, and faith-systems. The book contains a very Fichtean conception of religious conversion: based not on the acceptance of God but on the absolute freedom of the will to reject evil, and to construct meaning. This has led some writers to see Sartor Resartus as an early existentialist text. This book is extremely famous and discused.[citation needed] Sartor Resartus had a limited success in the USA, where it was admired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, influencing the development of New England Transcendentalism, and by Herman Melville, whose Moby-Dick was strongly influenced by Carlyle. Dwight Eisenhower, who kept this book with him from 1942 through 1945 while Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, noted “Regarding the second part of this edition, again from Wiki: It is a wise man who has read this masterpiece and acts upon its call. Latter-Day Pamphlets was a series of "pamphlets" published by Thomas Carlyle in 1850, in vehement denunciation of what he believed to be the political, social, and religious imbecilities and injustices of the period. The book, which at one point vindicated slavery, failed to gain the approval of the Victorian public, and is often seen as a negative turning point in Carlyle's career. The best known of the essays in the collection is Hudson's Statue, an attack on plans to erect a monument to the bankrupted financier George Hudson, known as the "railway king". The essay expresses central theme of the book — the corrosive effects of populist politics and laissez faire capitalism. Carlyle also attacked the prison system, which he believed to be too liberal, and democratic parliamentary government. The imaginary figure of "Bobus", a corrupt sausage-maker turned politician, is used to epitomise the ways in which modern commercial culture saps the morality of society.
088959

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120 Carter - Digby - Murray

History of the west Indian Peoples Book III from the Earliest Times to the 17th Century
USA
Thomas Nelson
1959

First Edition
Hard Cover
Poor





Hardcover - very worn and well loved, but still acceptable as a reading and reference copy
096821

Price: 8.99 USD
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