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1 Photogrammetria VIII, 1951 -1952, No. 4. Special Congress Number
N. V. Wed J. Ahrend & Zoon, 1952, 
Photogrammetria VIII, 1951 -1952, No. 4. Special Congress Number. (Amsterdam: N. V. Wed J. Ahrend & Zoon), [1952]. Pp. 284. Illustrated with various charts and tables, one folding map. 8vo, light green printed card covers. A quarterly review with articles written by a number of authors on the subject of photogrammetry, which is the process of making maps or scale drawings from photographs, aerial photographs in particular. Spine and edges browned, previous owner's name inked to front cover, else vg. 40.00

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2 ABRAMOV-Van RIJK, Elena Parlar cantando : The Practice of Reciting Verses in Italy from 1300 to 1600.
Peter Lang, Bern, &c , 2009, ISBN:9783039116706 
ABRAMOV-Van RIJK, Elena. Parlar cantando : The Practice of Reciting Verses in Italy from 1300 to 1600. Bern, &c : Peter Lang, (2009). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xviii,(2),1-395,(1). With a few illustrations in the text. 8vo, rust red illustrated paper-covered boards, black lettering to front cover & spine. "This book is a pioneering attempt to explore the fascinating and hardly known realm of reciting poetry in medieval and Renaissance Italy. The study of more than 50 treatises on both music and poetry, as well as other literary sources and documents from the period between 1300 and 1600, highlights above all the practice of parlar cantando ('speaking through singing' the term found in De li contrasti, a fourteenth-century treatise on poetry) as rooted in the art of reciting verses. Situating the practice of parlar cantando in the context of late medieval poetic delivery, the author sheds new light on the origin and history of late Renaissance opera style, which their inventors called stile recitativo, rappresentativo or, exactly, parlarcantando. The deepest roots of the Italian tradition of parlar cantando ar e thus revealed, and the cultural background of the birth of opera is reinterpreted and revisited from the much broader perspective of what appears tobe the most important Italian mode of music making between the age of Dant e and Petrarch and the beginning of Italian opera around 1600." - from the rear. Contents : Part I. Parlar Cantando - History, Practice and Theory. 1.Poetry Recitation in the Italian Trecento - 2. Different Types of Music fo r Delivering Poetry - 3. From rudium inordinatum concinium to Professional Poetry Meant To Be Sung - 4. Verse Reciting as Scholarly Discipline - 5. Scansio: One Aspect of the Relation between Music and Poetic Text in Sixteenth Century Theory - Part II. Traces of the Practice of Parlar Cantando in Trecento Written Music. 6. Verse Structure in the Musical Setting of SelectedTrecento Compositions - 7. Text Underlay in Manuscripts of Trecento Music - 8. Structure of Verse and musica contrafacta in the Trecento Music. Appendices : 1. The Poem Se la mia mente.frate mio, non falla by Gidino da Sommacampagna from his Treatise De li contrasti.; 2. The Sonnet by Niccolo de' Rossi Io vidi ombre; 3. Graphic Design of the Ballata and Sonus Forms, Constructed the Basis of the Description in the Capitulum; 4. Angelo Poliziano'sletter to Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; 5. A Full Inventory of the Pointe r's and Liner's Work in the Codex Panciatichi 26; 6. Inventory of Compositions with Double Underscoring of the Poetic Text in the Codex Squarcialupi. With bibliography, index of names, and index of terms. Very good. 60.00

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3 Acadian Lines Fall and Winter Time Tables : Go Acadian, effective September 16th, 1958. Atlantic Standard Time after October 25, 1958. Acadian Lines
Acadian Lines Limited, Halifax, N.S., 1958, 
(Acadian Lines). Fall and Winter Time Tables : Go Acadian, effective September 16th, 1958. Atlantic Standard Time after October 25, 1958. Halifax, N.S.: Acadian Lines Limited, 1958. Pp (6). 8vo, single sheet folded twice, making 6 panels, printed red on white. The bus schedule for the Halifax – Amherst, Halifax – Sydney, and Halifax – Yarmouth routes. Horizontal creases, else good. 10.00

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4 ACHESON, T.W Saint John : The Making of a Colonial Urban Community. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1985, ISBN:0802025862 
ACHESON, T.W. Saint John : The Making of a Colonial Urban Community. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1985). First Printing. Pp (14),[3]-314,(2). 8vo, white cloth with red lettering to spine. "Saint John, New Brunswick,was a small, stagnant mercantile town in 1800. Its character was set by it s British garrison, a fwe prominent Loyalist officials, and a small merchant elite. But that character changed quickly and dramatically in the first half of the nineteenth century.." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Urban Economy; 2. The Common Council; 3. The Merchant and the Social Order; 4. Bone and Sinew: The Artisans and the Social Order; 5. Irishmen and Bluenoses; 6. The Evangelical Movement; 7. Temperance; 8. Education; 9. Anatomy and Political Reform; 10. Private Capital and Public Resources; 11. Policing the City; 12. The People of a Loyalist City. Vg in dj. Signed without inscription by Acheson on the title page. 25.00

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5 ADAMS, Kirstine and Andrew BYRNES BYRNES, Andrew Gender Equality and the Judiciary : Using International Human Rights Standards to Promote the Human Rights of Women and the Girl-child at the NationalLevel : Papers and Statements from the Caribbean Regional Judicial Colloqu ium, Georgetown, Guyana. pbk.
Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 1999, ISBN:0850925770 
ADAMS, Kirstine and Andrew BYRNES. Gender Equality and the Judiciary : Using International Human Rights Standards to Promote the Human Rights of Womenand the Girl-child at the National Level : Papers and Statements from the Caribbean Regional Judicial Colloquium, Georgetown, Guyana, 14-17 April 1997 . Edited by Kirstine Adams and Andrew Byrnes. (London): Commonwealth Secretariat, (December 1999). Pp. [i]-xii,1-289,(1). 8vo, illustrated pink and purple card covers. "This publication presents papers contributed by seniorjudges, lawyers, academics and representatives of international and non-go vernment organisations involved in promoting the human rights of women and the girl-child. It provides an overviw of international and regional human rights of women, highlights the importance of using a gender perspective injudicial decision-making, examines challenges involved in promoting the hu man rights of women and the girl-child in domestic litigation, and exploresways in which international human rights standards can be relied on to ens ure gender equality at the national level." - from the rear cover. "Legislation on Violence against Women in the Areas of Sexual Offences, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment: Comparison with International Standards and Existing Commonwealth Caribbean Legislation"; "Using General Human Rights Instruments to Advance the Human Rights of Women"; "Using Gender-Specific Human Rights Instruments in Domestic Litigation: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women"; "Gender and the Judiciary; Confronting Gender Bias"; "International and Regional Standards of Women's Rights: Their Importance and Impact on the Domestic Scene - the Position in Zimbabwe "; "Domestic Litigation and the Advancement of Women's Rights: Perspectives and Experiences from the South Pacific"; "The Relevance of International Standards to Constitutional Litigation in the Commonwealth Caribbean: A General Survey with Emphasis on Gender Equality Issues "; "International Labour Standards of Particular Relevance to Women Workers: Application in the Caribbean "; "Equality Jurisprudence under Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutions Litigation relating to the Human Rights of Women, Eastern Caribbean "; "Protecting and Promoting the Rights of the Girl-Child in Commonwealth Jurisdictions with Emphasis on Commercial Sexual Exploitation "; "Protecting and Promoting the Rights of the Girl-Child in Caribbean Jurisdictions"; and more. Very good. 60.00

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6 ADDISON, Joseph Sir Roger de Coverley : Papers from The Spectator. With Introduction and Notes.
T.C. Allan & Co., Halifax, N.S., 1898, 
ADDISON, Joseph. Sir Roger de Coverley : Papers from The Spectator. With Introduction and Notes. Halifax, N.S.: T.C. Allan & Co., (1898). Pp (2),[i]-x,[1]-67,(1). Small 8vo, pale blue printed card covers. Sir Roger de Coverley was the name of a character in The Spectator (1711). An English squire ofQueen Anne's reign, Sir Roger exemplified the values of an old country gen tleman, and was portrayed as lovable but somewhat ridiculous ('rather beloved than esteemed', making his Tory politics seem harmless but silly. Contents : Sir Roger; Sir Roger at Home; Sir Roger and Will Wimble; Sir Roger andGhosts; Sir Roger at Church; Sir Roger and the Hunt; Sir Roger and the Wit ches; Sir Roger at the Assizes; Sir Roger and Party Strife; Sir Roger and the Gipsies; Sir Roger in Town; Sir Roger in Westminster Abbey; Sir Roger atthe Play; Sir Roger's Visit to Spring Gardens; Death of Sir Roger. Rubbed and edgeworn, browned and smudged, waterstain to fore-edge, penned and pencilled names, else good. As is. 12.00

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America's Security in the 1980s. [In Two Parts].  Adelphi Papers No. 173 and 174, Adelphi Papers). LODAL, Jan TUCHMAN, Barbara WHEELOCK, Thomas R.
7 Adelphi Papers). LODAL, Jan TUCHMAN, Barbara WHEELOCK, Thomas R. America's Security in the 1980s. [In Two Parts]. Adelphi Papers No. 173 and 174
International Institute for Strategic Studies, London , 1982, ISBN:0860790584 
(Adelphi Papers). America's Security in the 1980s. [In Two Parts]. London : International Institute for Strategic Studies, (Spring 1982). Pp (3),1-52,(1); (3),1-59,(2) including covers. 8vo, white stapled wrappers, printed in red and black.

Adelphi Papers No. 173 and 174.
IISS Annual Conference Papers, held in Williamsburg, VA, September 1981.

Contents : Part I -
The American People and Military Power in an Historical Perspective (Barbara Tuchman).
Congress and the Making of US Security Policies (William Bader).
Domestic Factors in US Defence Policy (Philip Odeen).
US Strategic Nuclear Forces (Jan Lodal).
US Conventional Forces (Thomas R. Wheelock).

Part II –
The International Context for US Security (Henry Kissinger).
US Strategic Concerns and Capabilities (Laurence Martin).
America's Alliances : Europe (David Watt).
America's Alliances : Asia (Tom Millar).
America's Policy Towards the Soviet Union in the 1980s: Objectives and Uncertainties (Pierre Hassner).
The Soviet Union in the American Perspective: Perceptions and Realities (William Hyland).

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8 ADOVASIO, J.M. Aldine Manuals on Archaeology. SCHUMACHER, Edward. ANDREWS, Rhonda. Basketry Technology : A Guide to Identification and Analysis. Hardcover.
Aldine Publishing Company, Chicago, 1977, 
ADOVASIO, J.M. Basketry Technology : A Guide to Identification and Analysis. Drawings by Edward Schumacher and Rhonda Andrews. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, (1977). Pp. (7),[viii]-x,[1]-182. Illustrated in black and white, with more than 160 figures. Double column. 4to, tan cloth with black and brown lettering to spine, black lettered brown title block to spine. A volume in the Aldine Manuals on Archaeology series. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Recovery and Preparation; 3. Analysis of Twined Basketry; 4. Analysis of Coiled Basketry; 5. Analysis of Plaited Basketry; 6. Analysis of Miscellaneous Basketry Constructions; 7. The Basketry from Antelope House, A Case Study in Description and Interpretation. With index. Very good. 35.00

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9 AGNEW, Vijay Resisting Discrimination : Women from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean and the Women's Movement in Canada
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1996, ISBN:0802006744 
AGNEW, Vijay. Resisting Discrimination : Women from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean and the Women's Movement in Canada. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (1996). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-x,(2),[3]-292,(2). 8vo, greycloth with metallic purple lettering to front and spine. "In her introduct ion to 'Resisting Discrimination', Vijay Agnew quotes Keibo Oiwa: 'We rarely encounter accounts of what the persecuted themselves felt, thought, wished to do, and actually did or failed to do; what meanings they attached to their thoughts and actions.' As Agnew observes, there is little Canadian feminist literature, from a minority perspective, on racism in feminist practice. 'Resisting Discrimination' is ground-breaking book. Focusing on the experiences of women from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, the volume exploresthe realities of race, class, and gender discrimination in twentieth-centu ry Canada. Agnew uses an integrated approach, adopting methodologies from political science, hiostory, sociology, and women's studies to investigate history and politics of Asian and black women throughout this century and the exclusion of these women from theory and practice of mainstream feminism.She also looks at the relationship between the state and community-based o rganizations of immigrant women, and the struggles of these women to provide social services to non-English-speaking working-class women through theircommunity-based organizations. Agnew's views are critical of white feminis t theories and practices. Her goal is to sensitize the reader to another perspective and to empower minority women by making them the subject of theirown recent history and politics. She seeks to open up the possibility of f uller cooperation among feminists across lines of race and class, and to suggest new lines of development for feminist theories and methodologies." - from the introductory blurb. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The Experience of Race and Gender Discrimination; 3. Race, Class, and Feminist Theory; 4. Race, Class, and Feminist Practice; 5. The Politics of Discourse; 6. Systemic Racism; 7. Women's Community Organizations; 8. Immigrant Women and the State; 9. Immigrant Women and Wife Abuse; 10. Conclusion. Very good. 25.00

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10 AHMAD, Muslehuddin Tale of the First Private University of Bangladesh - North South University- (Genesis - Establishment - Rise and Thereafter) : Recommendations for Re forms of the Sector. 1st ed in dj
Academic Press and Publishers Limited, Dhaka, 2004, ISBN:9840801848 
AHMAD, Muslehuddin. The Tale of the First Private University of Bangladesh - North South University - (Genesis - Establishment - Rise and Thereafter) : Recommendations for Reforms of the Sector. Dhaka : Academic Press and Publishers Limited, (February 2004). First Edition. Pp (8),iii-x,1-155,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth spine, black paper covered boards. Contents : Chapter I - 1. Emergence of the idea of a Private University in Bangladesh. 2, The name "North South University (NSU). 3. International Advisory Board.4. Collection of funds. 5. Foundation structure. 6. The process of governm ent permission. 7. The private University Act. 8. Establishment of The First Private University. 9. NSU Takes off. 10. NSU's Formal Opening ceremony. 11. Foundation Politics and Election of a Chairperson. 12. Policy Making. 13. Admission & Standard of Education. 14. President or Vice- chancellor? 15. NSU's first convocation. 16. Academic Collaboration with Foreign Universitiesn. 17. Visit to South Africa-meeting with Nelson Mandela. 18. Meeting of International Advisory Board at Harvard. 19. Meeting at Oxford University. 20. Award of "Poet Sarojini Naidu Gold Medal" 21. Admission Problem. 22. Governance & Management. 23. Writ petition field against the Chancellor's order. 24. Rule was discharged and stay order vacated by the High Court. 25.New VC was appointed. 26. Comments on the system and proceddure of the Cou rt Case. 27. Degree Certificates issued. 28. Effect of Governance & Management crises on the University. 29. Did money make the University? 30. The founders of NSU. Chaper II : The Standard of Education in Private Universities Recommendations for reforms. 1. The Standard of Education in Private Universities-recommendations for reforms of the sector. 2. Private University Act needs to be amended. 3. Role of sponsors/Trustees in the Private Universities. 4. University funds and their controls. 5. Independent accreditationcouncil to be set up. 6. Is Government permission necessary to start a pri vate University? 7. Education Loan through banks and insurance companies. 8. Workd Bank Other Donors. 9. Private University system brought good effectin the higher education sector. 10. "No student politics" In private Unive rsities. 11. Teachers' Politics. 12. Election of VC & Deans. Chapter III. 1. Colleges should Be allowed to award Degrees. 2. School Education. Some wrinkling to pages, else very good in dustjacket (with flaps attached to inside covers). 40.00

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11 Air France - Ephemera) Vickers Viscount
Hubert Baille & Cie., Paris, 1953, 
(Air France - Ephemera). Vickers "Viscount". (Paris : Hubert Baille & Cie.), n.d. [1953?]. Pp (8) panels. Illustrated. Square 8vo, single sheet foldedthree times making 8 panels. Contains two panels with information on the V ickers "Viscount", and three double panel illustrations of the aircraft (one in the air, one boarding, and one cutaway drawing showing the inside of the plane). Text in French. SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REDUCED DUE TO ITS LIGHT WEIGHT. Tape marks to spine, else very good. 40.00

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12 Air Ministry) Bomber Command Continues : The Air Ministry Account of the Rising OffensiveAgainst Germany. pbk.
Musson, Toronto, 1942, 
(Air Ministry). Bomber Command Continues : The Air Ministry Account of the Rising Offensive Against Germany . Issued for the Air Ministry by the Ministry of Information. Toronto: The Musson Book Company, Ltd., 1942. Pp. [1]-64. Illustrated. 8vo, decorated stapled red card covers. Contents: 1. T.2619Flies Home; 2. The Building of a Bomber; 3. Giants in the Making: The Stir lings; 4. The Story Continued: The Assault on the Sea-Bases; 5. "I Chose a Ship..."; 6. Maschinen Fabrik Augsburg; 7. Help to Russia; 8. Bombing by Day; 9. The Greater Offensive Opens: Bostons Over France; 10. Bomber Command Builds Up its Strength; 11. The Men on the Ground Prepare; 12. The Hammer Falls: One Thousand Bombers Over Cologne; 13. The Blow Strikes Home. Vg. 20.00

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13 AITKEN, Hugh G.J. Welland Canal Company : A Study in Canadian Enterprise. First Edition in dustjacket.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1954, 
AITKEN, Hugh G.J. The Welland Canal Company : A Study in Canadian Enterprise. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1954. First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-ix,(3),-[1]-178,(2) + map. Another map in text. Tables, charts in text. 8vo, tan cloth, black lettering to spine. In the Studies in Entrepreneurial History series. "Among the transportation improvements of the nineteenth century in North America the Welland Canal occupies a position of uniqueimportance. Opened for traffic in 1829, the Canal provided a navigable wat erway around Niagara Falls, making it possible for ships to pass freely from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Its significance for the expansion of shippingon the Great Lakes can hardly he overestimated; in addition it played a vi tal roie in the rivalry between American and Canadian transportation routesfor the trade of the West, being designed initially as Canada's answer to the Erie Canal between Buffalo and New York. Enlarged no less than three times since its original construction, the Welland Canal continues in active use at the present day and promises to acquire even greater importance, both for Canada and for the United States, with the completion of the proposedSt. Lawrence Seaway. In this book Mr. Aitkcn relates the history of the pr ivate corporation which constructed the first Welland Canal and analyzes its operations and problems in detail. He focuses particular attention on theentrepreneurial group responsible for the inception and execution of the p roject, upon their partlv conflicting interests, and upon the way in which thev created an organization to their purposes. Mr. Aitken deals chiefly with problems of promotion, construction, finance, and management, and identifies the sources of the Company's principal difficulties: managerial inexperience, scarcity of capital, inadequate engineering skills, and political opposition. While the book is primarily a biography of the Company rather than of the men who composed it, considerable emphasis is laid on the influence of individuals upon the formation and execution of policy, particularly on the roles played by three men: William Hamilton Merritt, a mill owner and merchant in the Niagara peninsula, later an important Canadian politician; John B. Yates, a capitalist of Albany, New York, by profession a manager of lotteries; and John H. Dunnn, receiver general in the government of Upper Canada. These individuals are identified as the nucleus of the entrepreneurial group and an attempt is made to analyze their motives and appraise the functions they performed in the Company." (from the dj). Contents :Preface; 1. Upper Canada: The Inland Province; 2. Promotion; 3. Construction; 4. Finance; 5. Entrepreneurshp. Appendix : Revenue, Traffic, Costs, and Sources of Capital. With notes and index. A few small marginal coffee spots, elsevery good in price-clipped dustjacket. 60.00

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14 AKAHA, Tsuneo Japan in Global Ocean Politics. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Hawaii Press , Honolulu, 1985, ISBN:0824808983 
AKAHA, Tsuneo . Japan in Global Ocean Politics. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press and Law of the Sea Institute, University of Hawaii, (1985). First Printing. Pp (8),[ix]-xii,[1]-224,(4). Text maps. 8vo, blue cloth. "National enclosure of the world's oceans is one of the most important global trends to have emerged during the second half of the twentieth century. Awareness of the real and potential value of the ocean and its resources and recognition of the growing s carcity of natural resources on land have promptednation-states to claim and exert control over wide areas of the hitherto u nclaimed oceans and their riches. Japan in Global Ocean Politics is a detailed study of a mighty ocean nation's reaction to the demise of the traditional ocean regime based on the principle of freedom of the seas and its adjustment to the emergence of a new order characterized by national ocean enclosure. Japan's traditional maritime interests, particularly shipping and fishing, defined the country's role in global ocean politics until the middleof the 1970s; its posture was reactive, and even recalcitrant, on most law of the sea issues. In 1976-1977 Japan changed its policy in favor of accep ting extended coastal jurisdiction for others as well as for itself. The author explains why and intricately describes the process of policy making that took place amid competing domestic and interna tional pressures. In accommodating its diplomatic, economic, and security interests Japan imposed a formidable task on its public and private sectors, one that was accomplished with innovative policy adjustments, particularly in the manner in which the territorial sea limit and fishery jurisdiction were extended." Chapters : 1. The International Political Economy of Ocean Management and Japan; 2. The First and Second United Nations Conferences on the Law of the Sea; 3. Japan's Fight against the Proliferation of Expansionist Coastal States' Claims; 4. The United Nations Seabed Committee; 5. The Caracas-to-Geneva Session of the Third UNCLOS; 6. Japan's 12-Mile Territorial Sea Decision; 7. The Soviet 200-Mile Fishery Zone and Japan's 200-Mile Fishery Zone Decision. With conclusion, appendix, notes, bibliography and index. A few penned page numbers on end-paper, else very good in lightly worn dustjacket. 40.00

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15 AKENSON, Donald Harman If the Irish Ran the World: Montserrat, 1630-1730. First Edition, Paperback
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 1997, ISBN:0773516867 
AKENSON, Donald Harman. Being Had : Historians, Evidence, and the Irish in North America. Being the Joanne Goodman Lectures of the University of Western Ontario, 1997. Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1997). First Edition, Paperback. Pp (8).[ix]-x,(4),[3]-273,(1). With maps and tables in the text. 8vo, grey, black and red cardcovers, black spine. Donald Harman Akenson FRSC, FRHS (b. May 22, 1941, Minneapolis, Minnesota). . "What would have happened if the Irish had conquered and controlled a vast empire? Would they have been more humane rulers than the English? Using theCaribbean island of Montserrat as a case study of "Irish" imperialism, Don ald Akenson addresses these questions and provides a detailed history of the island during its first century as a European colony. Montserrat, although part of England's empire, was settled largely by the Irish and provides an opportunity to view the interaction of Irish emigrants with English imperialism in a situation where the Irish were not a small minority among whitesettlers. Within this context Akenson explores whether Irish imperialism o n Montserrat differed from English imperialism in other colonies. Akenson reveals that the Irish proved to be as effective and as unfeeling colonists as the English and the Scottish, despite the long history of oppression in Ireland. He debunks the myth of the "nice" slave holder and the view that indentured labour prevailed in the West Indies in the seventeenth century. He also shows that the long-held habit of ignoring ethnic strife within the white ruling classes in the West Indies is misconceived. If the Irish Ran the World provides interesting insights into whether ethnicity was central to the making of the colonial world and the usefulness of studies of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English imperialism in the Americas." -p. [i]. 1. Who's in Charge?; 2. Ireland's Neo-Feudal Empire, 1630-1650; 3. From Neo-Feudalism to Crown Rule, 1650-1680; 4. Capitalism at a Gallop, 1680-1730; 5. The Long Wind-Down: After 1730; 6. Usable Traditions; Appendix A: The 1678 Census; Appendix B: The Census of 1729; With Notes; Bibliography; Index.Very good. 30.00

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16 AKINS, Thomas Nova Scotia Historical Society 08 History of Halifax City in Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 8
Morning Herald Printing and Publishing Company / Nova Scotia Historical Society, 1895, 
(AKINS, Thomas). History of Halifax City. An essay making up the entirety of Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society for the years 1892-94, volume VIII. Halifax: Morning Herald Printing and Publishing Company, 1895.Pp. [i]-x,[1]-272. 8vo, printed grey limp paper covered boards. Volume nea rly broken about a third of the way through as a result of spine split, inch-long split to head of front hinge, else vg. 150.00

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17 ALEXANDER, Martin S. Republic in Danger : General Maurice Gamelin and the Politics of French Defence, 1933-1940. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992, ISBN:0521372348 
ALEXANDER, Martin S. The Republic in Danger : General Maurice Gamelin and the Politics of French Defence, 1933-1940. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1992). First Edition. Pp (12),[xi]-xiv,1-573,(3). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This is the first full-length study in English of the career of one of France's most controversial military leaders, General Maurice Gamelin (1872-1958). Gamelin was reviled by many of his contemporaries and denigrated by historians as 'the man who lost the Battle of France'. Here Gamelin is re-appraised in the context of the unstable civil-military relations and national decline of the years 1933-40. Basing his account on hitherto inaccessible primary sources and on public and private archives. The evidence reviewed, including Gamelin's private headquarters' diary, provides the basis for a revision of the earlier hostile portraits of the general. The author argues that less attention should be paid to the campaign in France in 1940, by which time Gamelin's role was that of co-ordinator and adviser. Rather, he suggests that great credit is due to Gamelin for his success in holding together the pre-war civil-military consensus, and for re-arming France by 1939." Contents : Introduction : Maurice Gamelin,the defence of France and the decline of the Third Republic. 1. The making of a republican general; 2. Gamelin and the rebirth of German power; 3. Fi rst responses: defence versus détente in the Laval era; 4. The Popular Front, the army and politics; 5. The road to rearmament: Gamelin, Daladier and Popular Front defence policy; 6. Gamelin and air support of the army; 7. Gamelin, the Maginot Line and Belgium; 8. Gamelin, Yugoslavia and the easternalliances: assets or embarrassments?; 9. Men or material? Gamelin and Brit ish support for France; 10. Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Soviet Union: from appeasement to war; 11. Gamelin and the fall of Poland; 12. The Twilight War: military stagnation and political conflict; Conclusion; Appendices: (1) Diagrammatic organisation of the French high command. (2) Distribution of the four-year armaments programme of September 1936 (Le programme de 14 milliards). Very good in dustjacket. Signed with inscription by the author. 100.00

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18 ALLEN, Arthur James Whaler & Trader in the Arctic, 1895 to 1944 : My Life with the Bowhead. 2ndprinting
Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, Anchorage, 1988, ISBN:088240105X 
ALLEN, Arthur James. A Whaler & Trader in the Arctic, 1895 to 1944 : My Life with the Bowhead. Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Northwest Publishing Company,(1988). Second Printing. Pp (4),[v]- ix,(3),[3]-213,(1). With over 40 b&w photos in the text as well as other illustrations and maps. 8vo, illustrated white cardcovers. The author's account of a half century of whaling activity among the native peoples of the Arctic. Foreword by Rusty Heurlin. Chapters : 1. San Francisco; My First Voyages; 2. From the Oil Works Dock to Port Clarence; 3. Arrival in the Arctic; 4. Theatricals, Runaways and Baseball on the Ice; 5. The Worst Storm I've Ever Seen; 6. Departure from King Point; 7. Elusive Bowheads and Crushed Ships; 8. Shipwrecked Crews Prepare forthe Winter; 9. Charles Brower Takes Charge; 10. Surviving the Winter at Ba rrow; 11. Back to the Big Outside; 12. Moore Wins in Court and I Become a Harpooner; 13. My First Whales; A Runaway's Ordeal; 14. A Peaceful Winter and a Nightmare Voyage; 15. A Trader without Trading Goods; 16. I Make a Commitment; 17. Captain of My Own Crew; 18. Eskimo Customs and an Eskimo Death;19. Partnership; A Trip on an Ice Floe; 20. Summer Vacation on the Herman; 21. A Hike from the Belvedere to Barrow; 22. Trapping and Tragedy; 23. Jim my Macguire's Insanity; 24. Movie-Making in Wainwright. With epilogue and glossary. Very good. 15.00

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19 ALLEN, Charles KIPLING, Rudyard Kipling Sahib : India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author
Little, Brown, London, 2007, ISBN:9780316726559 
ALLEN, Charles. Kipling Sahib : India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling. (London) : Little, Brown, (2007). First British Edition. Pp (8),ix-xix,(3),1-426,+ 16 pp plates. Text illustrations. Maps. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, red lettering to spine, illustrated endpapers. "This is the story of the forgotten Kipling: 'Ruddy' the troubled youth eager to be accepted by Anglo-Indian society but too arrogant for his own good. A boy terrified of heat, darkness, and disease; a teenager who suffered a series of physical and mental breakdowns and turned to opiates for relief. A young man compelled to take dangerous 'night walks' into the native city of Lahore. This is Ruddy the breaker of taboos: who visited prostitutes; who wrote about love across the racial divide and wives who committed adultery in the hill-stations; who wrote sympathetically about the drunks and vagabonds of the British underclass. But when Kipling used his pen to attack figures in the highest tiers of the establishment, he became too scandalous for British India's comfort. At twenty-three, Ruddy left India to make a name for himself in literary London." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction: 'Seek not to question.' 1. 'Mother of cities': Bombay and a beginning, 1865-7. 2. 'Youth in the eye of thesun': Bombay and expulsion from Eden, 1867-71. 3. 'A double death': Souths ea and Lahore, 1871-7. 4. 'One school of many': United Services College, Westward Ho!, and Bikaner House, Lahore, 1877-82. 5. 'As a prince entering his kingdom': Lahore and Simla, 1882-3. 6. 'The seething city': Lahore and the Family Square, 1883-4. 7. 'The Oldest Land': The Punjab and Simla, 1885. 8. 'In vigil or toil or ease': The Plains and the Hills, 1886. 9. 'Forty foolish yarns': From Lahore to Allahabad, 1887-8. 10. 'Who travels the fastest': Simla, Allahabad and an ending, 1888-9. 11. 'Life and Death ... and Love and Fate': London and fame, 1889-91. 12. 'Try as he will': Weddings and funerals, Vermont and Sussex, 1892-9. Envoi: 'In the faith of little children: Kim and after, 1899-1936. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without insription by the author. 30.00

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20 ALLEN, Lucy G. Choice Candy Recipes. Illustrated.
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston , 1930, 
ALLEN, Lucy G. Choice Candy Recipes. Illustrated. Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, (January) 1930. First Printing. Pp [i]-ix,(1),[1]-138, frontis + 7 leaves plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth. Contents : 1. Essential Points in Candy-making. 2. Fudges: Beaten, Opera and Genesee. 3. Fondants. 4. Caramels and Soft Butterscotch. 5. Pulled Candies. 6. Nougat and Noogatines. 7. Brittles and Hard Candies. 8. Glacé Candies. 9. Bonbons. 10. Chocolates. 11. Miscellaneous Candies. 12. Crystallization. 13. Packing the Candy Box. Wear to spine ends and corners, cloth rubbed and soiled, front inner hinge cracked, lacking frontis, first plate loose, stains to some leaves, else goodonly. As is. 35.00

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