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21 ASCH, Ronald G., (ed.) BIRKE, Adolf M., (ed.) Studies of the German Historical Institute series. Princes, Patronage, and the Nobility : The Court at the Beginning of the Modern Age, c. 1450-1650. First Edition in dustjacket
Oxford University Press, Oxford and London, 1991, ISBN:0199205027 
ASCH, Ronald G. and Adolf M. BIRKE, (eds.). Princes, Patronage, and the Nobility : The Court at the Beginning of the Modern Age, c. 1450-1650. London and Oxford : The German Historical Institute, London, 1991. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xii,1-507,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. In the Studies of the German Historical Institute, London series. "This book dealswith the court as a crucial center of government and politics, and as the dominant focus for the ruling elites. Princes, Patronage, and the Nobility shows how the early modern court gradually developed from the medieval royal household, and how it functioned in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Comparing England, Germany, France, Spain as well as the Netherlands and Italy, the editors find that several common themes emerge: the problem ofintegrating a number of often vastly different provinces and principalitie s through the attraction of a court; the capital city's function as the basis of the court and as its rival; the role of the Court during the great religious conflicts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; and the courtas an instrument for domesticating the nobility and a stronghold of aristo cratic influence." - from the dj. 1. Introduction : Court and Household from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Centuries by Ronald G. Asch; Part I. Court, Administration and Nobility in the Sixteenth Century. 2. The King's Court during the Wars of the Roses : Continuities in an Age of Discontinuitiesby Ralph A. Griffiths; 3. The court of the dukes of Burgundy : a model for Europe? by Werner Paravicini 4. The court of the German king and of the em peror at the end of the Middle Ages, 1440-1519 by Peter Moraw;- 5. How large was the court of Emperor Frederick III? by Paul-Joachim Heinig 6. Southern German Courts around 1500 by Dieter Stievermann. Part II. 7. Court, Council, and Nobility in Tudor England by David Starkey; 8. The Court of Philip II of Spain by M.J. Rodrguez-Salgado; 9. The Court as 'Civilizer' of the Nobility : Noble Attitudes and the Court in France in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries by Ellery Schalk; 10. Favourites and Factions at the Elizabethan Court by Simon Adams; 11. The Imperial Court of the Habsburgs : From Maximilian I to Ferdinand III, 1493-1657 by Volker Press -- Part III. Patronage and Court Politics in the Early Seventeenth Century. From Aristocratic household to princely court : restructuring patronage in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Antoni Maczak -- Papal power and family strategy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Wolfgang Reinhard -- The revival of monopolies : court and patronage during the personal ruleof Charles I, 1625-1642 by Caroline M. Hibbard -- The crown, Ministe´riat, and nobility at the court of Louis XIII / Klaus Malettke. (cont.) The Oran ge court : the configuration of the court in an old European republic by Heinz Schilling; 18. Sovereignty and Authority : The Role of the Court in theNetherlands in the First Half of the Seventeenth Sentury by Olaf Mörke. Ep ilogue 19. The Court : A Protean Institution and an Elusive Subject by R.J.W. Evans. $

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22 ASCHER, William, (ed.) MIROVITSKAYA, Natalia, (ed.) Caspian Sea : A Quest for Environmental Security. NATO Science Series 2.Environment - Vol. 67.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2000, ISBN:0792362195 
ASCHER, William and Natalia Mirovitskaya, (eds.). Caspian Sea : A Quest forEnvironmental Security. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, (2000). Pp 364. Illustrated. 8vo, printed card covers. NATO Science Series 2. Environment - Vol. 67. "This volume is based on the presentations and deliberationsof an Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) [...] that was held on March 15-19, 1999, in Venice (Italy). -from the text. Covers rubbed, pen notes to ffep, with occasional underlining to text, else very good. 45.00

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23 Associazione Archeologica Frentana) Ortona e Cassino
Amministrazione Comunale, 1991, 
(Associazione Archeologica Frentana). Ortona e Cassino : Unite Nella Tragedia Settembre 1943-Giugno 1944. Gemellaggio Cassino-Ortona 25-26 Maggio 1991. Ortona: Amministrazione Comunale, (1991). Pp [72]. Square 8vo, ill. card covers. very slightly rubbed, vertical crease to front cover, nick to rear, owner's signature, else vg. 25.00

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24 AVRIN, Leila CARL, Malla OPHIR, Noah Scribes, Script and Books : The Book Arts from Antiquity to the Renaissance. First Printing
American Library Association / The British Library, Chicago / London, 1991, ISBN:0838905226 
AVRIN, Leila. Scribes, Script and Books : The Book Arts from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Illustrations by Malla Carl and Noah Ophir. Chicago : American Library Association / London : The British Library, 1991. First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xxxii,1-356,(4). Illustrated. Index. 4to, grey cloth, gilt ;lettering to front board and spine, maroon panel to front board. Contents : 1. Writing : Embryo writing ; Systems and stages ; The ancestors of Westernscript. 2. The alphabet : Principle and system ; Diffusion of the alphabet . 3. The book in the ancient world of Mesopotamia ; History of Mesopotamia:Sumer, Assyria, Babylonia ; Books: materials and techniques ; LIterature ; Illustration ; Scribes Colophons. 4. The Egyptian book : History and evide nce ; Materials; Scrolls ; Titles and colophons ; Literature ; Illustrations ; Scribes. 5. The Hebrew book ; History ; Materials ; The making of a Torah scroll ; Scribes ; Books other than the Torah ; Development of the Hebrew codex: the middle ages ; Adornment and illumination of Hebrew manuscripts. 6. The Greek and Hellenistic book : History and evidence ; Materials ; The writing of a scroll ; Readers and scribes ; Colophons ; Literature ; Hellenism and the book ; Parchment. 7. The Roman book : History and literature ; Materials ; Publishers, scribes and readers ; Education ; From scroll to codex. 8. Latin script : Capitals ; Cursive scripts ; Uncials ; Minuscules ; Gothic script ; Humanistic script ; Calligraphy after the invention of printing. 9. Codices manu scripti: books written by hand : The monastery and literary tradition ; Materials ; Design and preparation of the codex ; The scribe ; Colophons ; The artist ; Women and books ; The late middle ages ; Sources of manuscripts. 10. Manuscript illumination : Methodology ; Early Christian and Byzantine manuscripts ; Hiberno-Saxon ; Carolingian Renaissance ; Ottonian ; Romanesque ; Gothic. 11. The Islamic book : Materials: papyrus, parchment, and paper ; Tools, inks, and paint ; Format ; Literature ; Script and scribes ; Illustration. 12. Papermaking : From the Far East to the Near East ; Spain ; Italy ; European methods ; New raw materials ; Innovations. 13. Bookbinding : Technique: forwarding ; Finishing ; History. 14. On the eve of printing : Block printing in the Far East and Near East ; Block printing in Europe ; Block books. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. 65.00

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Italie des Alpes a Naples : Manuel Abrégé du Voyageur. Avec 25 Cartes, 29 Plans de Villes, 23 Plans d'Édifices ou de Musées. Troisième Édition, Refondue et Mise a Jour.  3d ed., BAEDEKER, Karl
25 BAEDEKER, Karl Italie des Alpes a Naples : Manuel Abrégé du Voyageur. Avec 25 Cartes, 29 Plans de Villes, 23 Plans d'Édifices ou de Musées. Troisième Édition, Refondue et Mise a Jour. 3d ed.
Baedeker, 1909, 
BAEDEKER, Karl. L'Italie des Alpes a Naples : Manuel Abrégé du Voyageur. Avec 25 Cartes, 29 Plans de Villes, 23 Plans d'Édifices ou de Musées. Troisième Édition, Refondue et Mise a Jour. Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1909. Pp 455, folding map frontis., num. maps, many folding. Small 8vo, red cloth. Slightly rubbed, else vg. 50.00

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26 BAEDEKER, Karl. Switzerland and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol : Handbookfor Travellers. With 63 Maps, 17 Plans, and 11 Panoramas. 21st Edition.
Karl Baedeker, Publisher, Leipsig, 1905, 
BAEDEKER, Karl. Switzerland and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol : Handbook for Travellers. With 63 Maps, 17 Plans, and 11 Panoramas. Twenty-First Edition. Leipsig : Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1905. Pp [i]-xxxviii,1-548, large folding frontis map + many other maps (some folding or double-page). Small 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine, all edges marbled, green and red ribbon markers. Covers worn, rubbed, waterstain to fore-edge of front cover affecting first few leaves, browning to folds ofsome maps, else good. As is. 35.00

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27 BAER, George W. Coming of the Italian-Ethiopian War. First Edition in dustjacket
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA , 1967, 
BAER, George W. The Coming of the Italian-Ethiopian War. Cambridge, Mass. :Harvard University Press, 1967. First Edition. Pp [i]-viii,(4),[1]-404. Ma p. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, green lettering to spine. “In May 1936 Benito Mussolini proclaimed the establishment of an Italian empire in East Africa. Ethiopia, the last African country free from foreign domination, had been conquered by the legions of the new Caesar and was annexed to Italy. The fallof Ethiopia was more than an incident in the later history of European imp erialism in Africa; it was also a watershed in the modern history of Europe. The affair was, in the words of Joseph Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations, “a European poison." And its most important victim was the League itself.” (from the dj). Contents : 1. Italian-Ethiopian Relations,1889-1934. 2. Mussolini Turns to Ethiopia, 1934. 3. December: The Walwal I ncident. 4- January: The French-Italian Entente. 5. January-March: EthiopiaTurns to the League. 6. April: The Stresa Conference and After. 7. May: It alia fara da sè. 8. June: British Vacillations. 9- July: No Help for Ethiopia. 10. August: Against Geneva. 11. August: The Holy See, America, and a Verdict. 12. September: Positions before the League. 13. In the Shadow of War. Penned name, else very good in spine-browned, price-clipped dustjacket (with insect damage to spine). 50.00

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28 BAER, George W. MUSSOLINI Hoover Institute Publication number 159 Test Case : Italy, Ethiopia, and the League of Nations
Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1976, ISBN:0817965912 
BAER, George W. Test Case : Italy, Ethiopia, and the League of Nations . Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, (1976). First Printing. Pp. (12),[xiii]-xiv,[1]-367,(3). 8vo, dark grey cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Hoover Institution Publication number 159. "Thisbook shows how Mussolini's African imperialism became the 'test case' of t he collective security provisions of the League of Nations. Mussolini throught neither Britain or France would stop an Italian conquest of Ethiopia. Neither had a vital interest in maintaining Ethiopia's independence. Both wanted good relations with Italy. Mussolini tried, half-heartedly, to get them to treat the war as a colonial affair, separate from European considerations. This was impossible, because the invation violated the terms of international order prescribed in the Covenant of the League of Nations and because it was not a simple colonial campaign but rather a war of modern means and European magnitude against a backward people for whom there was much popular sympathy." - from the preface. Some shelfwear to spine ends, previous owner's name inked to ffep, else vg. Scarce. 195.00

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29 BAILY, Samuel L. Immigrants in the Lands of Promise : Italians in Buenos Aires and New York City, 1870-1914. First Edition in dustjacket
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1999, ISBN:0801435625 
BAILY, Samuel L. Immigrants in the Lands of Promise : Italians in Buenos Aires and New York City, 1870-1914. Ithaca & London : Cornell University Press, (1999). First Printing. Pp. (6),v-vi,1-280. With several maps, tables and graphs in the text . 8vo, maroon cloth spine with silver lettering, off-white boards.. In the Cornell Studies in Comparative History series. "Most studies of immigration to the New World have focused on the United States. Samuel L. Baily's eagerly awaited book broadens that perspective through a comparative analysis of Italian immigrants to Buenos Aires and New York Citybefore World War I. It is one of the few works to trace Italians from thei r villages of origin to different destinations abroad. Baily examines the adjustment of Italians in the two cities, comparing such factors as employment opportunities, skill levels, pace of migration, degree of prejudice, anddevelopment of the Italian community. Of the two destinations, Buenos Aire s offered Italians more extensive opportunities, and those who elected to move there tended to have the appropriate education or training to succeed. These immigrants, who adjusted more rapidly than their North American counterparts, adopted a long-term strategy of investing savings in their New World home. In New York, in contrast, the immigrants found fewer skilled and white-collar jobs, more competition from previous immigrant groups, greater discrimination, and a less supportive Italian enclave. As a result, rather than put down roots, many sought to earn money as rapidly as possible and send their earnings back to family in Italy. Baily views the migration process as a global phenomenon. Building on his richly documented case studies, the author briefly examines Italian communities in San Francisco, Toronto, and Sao Paulo. He establishes a continuum of immigrant adjustment in urban settings, creating a landmark study in both immigration and comparative history." - from the dj. Contents: Prologue: Migration from a Participant Family's Perspective; Introduction: The Comparative Study of Transnational Italian Migration; Part I : The Italian Diaspora and the Uld and i ew world?Contexts of Migration. 1. Italy and the Causes of Emigration; 2. The Italian Migrations to Buenos Aires and New York City; 3. What the Immigrants Found; Part II : The Adjustment of the Italians in Buenos Aires and New York City.4. Fare l'America; 5. Residence Patterns and Residential Mobility; 6. Fami ly, Household, and Neighborhood; 7. Formal Institutions before the Mass Migration Era;- 8. Formal institutions during the Mass Migration Era;- 9. Constructing a Continuum. With notes, bibliography and index. Toronto pp.231-236 and other mentions. ery good in spine-sunned dustjacket. 40.00

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30 BAKUNIN, Mikhail Aleksandrovich]. RAVINDRANATHAN, T.R. Bakunin and the Italians. First Edition hardcover.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 1988, ISBN:0773506462 
[BAKUNIN, Mikhail Aleksandrovich]. RAVINDRANATHAN, T.R. Bakunin and the Italians. Kingston and Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1988). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-x,(2),[1]-332,(2). 8vo, red cloth with gilt tooling and borders to boards and spine, black lettering to front board and spine. "Mikhail Bakunin was a tireless, if not always effective, revolutionary.His participation in the Dersden insurrection of 1849 and his quarrels wit h Karl Marx are well known. Less well known is the importance of his role in introducing modern socialist ideas into Italy. 'Bakunin and the Italians'is a study of his activities in Italy and his involvement with Italian rad icals who, through his influence, became the earliest proponents of socialism in Italy. During his time in Italy, Bakunin began to stress the 'spontaneity' of the masses and the need to set aside political parties and other bourgeois devices. He was influential in forming early Italian socialist groups in Naples and provided a theoretical framework for workers' organizations and struggles, introducing the concept of the class struggle into Italy for the first time. His announcements gradually came to contain a strong anarchist tone and he argued that the Italian social revolution must aim for the abolition of the state, an end to the exploitation of labour by monopoly capital, the spontaneous federation of communes and workers organizations, and the expropriation of land and capital. Overcoming the bourgeois republicanism of Mazzini, Bakunin's movement in Italy became the first socialistmovement in the country to organize a popular opposition to the establishm ent. However, following the Italian break with the General Council and the fiasco of the insurrectionary attempts of 1873-4, Bakuninism in Italy declined. T.R. Ravindranathan documents the rise and fall of Bakunin's influenceand shows how his activities in Italy influenced the shape of Italian soci ety long beyond the period of his personal power." - from the introductory preamble. Contents: 1. The Political Evolution of Bakunin; 2. Bakunin in Florence; 3. Bakunin in Naples; 4. Bakunin in Naples: 'La situazione' and the'Liberta e Giustizia' Association; 5. Bakunin and the Beginnings of the Fi rst International in Italy, 1867-70; 6. Repercussions of the Paris Commune in Italy; 7. The Rise of Bakuninism in Italy; 8. The Defeat of the General Council; 9. The Insurrectionary Fever of 1873-4; 10. The Disintegration of Bakuninism in Italy. With bibliography and index. Very good. 40.00

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31 BALDANZA, Bartolo. Guide for the excursion to Vulcano
Instituto di Vulcanologia, Universita di Catania,, Catania, 1961, 
BALDANZA, Bartolo. Guide for the excursion to Vulcano. (Catania) : Instituto di Vulcanologia, Universita di Catania, 1961. Pp (2),[1]-13,(1). Map. 8vo, printed stapled brown patterned card covers. One of a series of guidebooks to volcanoes and volcanic rocks of various parts of Italy provided to participants of the International Association of Volcanology, Symposium on “Ignimbrites and Hyalolastites,” September 1961. Namestamp, else very good. 25.00

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32 BALFOUR, Michael Adversaries : America, Russia and the Open World 1941-62. Firs Editon in dustjacket
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, Boston and Henley, 1981, ISBN:071000687X 
BALFOUR, Michael. The Adversaries : America, Russia and the Open World 1941-62. London, Boston and Henley : Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1981). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-259,(1). Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The AtJantic Charter of 1941 constituted the West's blue-print for post-war society. Accordingly it is here that Michael Balfour begins his account of how America and Russia developed as the rival super-powers' in that society. By 1962 the American concept of an Open World had brought a widedegree of political and economic freedom to half the globe, together with an unprecedented and apparently lasting affluence. Command Economies, however, are incompatible with Open Worlds. Rather than fall into line with the American design, the Soviet Union persevered with its conflicting system and thereby divided the world into two antagonistic halves. This new political pattern generated the crucial question of the post-war years: will the clash of views end in war or can the two halves learn to co-exist ? By 1962 it began to look as if this question could be answered optimistically, and it is here that the narrative part of the book ends after covering the economic and strategic aspects as well as the politics. In a concluding chapter the author relects on these developments and on the possibility that 1962 was a false dawn." (from the dj), Contents : Chapter 1. 1941-5. 1. The signing of the Atlantic Charter. 2. Roosevelt rejects a compromise peace. 3. Articles 2 and 3 of the Charter and political freedom. 4. Article 4 of the Charter and economic freedom Chapter 21. 1845-7. 1. Truman and the Roosevelt legacy. 2. America and the reconstruction of Russia, 3. Compromise in Germany. 4. The punishment of war criminals. 5. Control of the atomic bomb, 6. Britain after 1945. 7. France and Italy. 8. The US and the USSR in Eastern Europe. 9. Breakdown in Germany. 10. Hull's policies come to a halt. 11. The unnecessary panic. 12. A tragedy without villains. Chapter 3. 1947-9. 1. Marshall Aid. 2. The Russian reaction. 3. The Berlin blockade. 4. The Brussels Pact and NATO. 5. The establishment of two German Republics. 6. The Council of Europe. 7. The establishment of Israel. Appendix: World production and consumption of oil 1938-77. Chapter 4. 1950-2. 1. The Korean War. 2. The impact of the Korean War in Europe. 3. West Germany's economic miracle (Wirtschaftswunder). , 4. Britain in the 1950s. 5. The Schuman Plan. 6. The European Defence Community. 7. Communist reactions to the EDC. Chapter 5. 1953-5. 1. The death of Stalin. 2. Western European Union. 3. The path towards detente. 4. The transient triumph of Tito. 5. The European Economic Community. 6. The Suez crisis. 7. The Twentieth Party Congress.- Poland and Hungary. Appendix: The Russian system of government. Chapter 6. 1957-60. 1. The Sputnik/ 2. Khrushchev and Berlin. , 3. Algeria and de Gaulle. 4. Britain fails to fit the EEC into the OEEC. 5. The American and Russian economies compared. 6. Half the American dream comes true. Appendix: Annual average rates of growth of output per head of population 1870-1962. Chapter 7. 1961-2. 1. The building of the Berlin Wall. 2. Adenauer m decline. 3. Britain tans to enter the EEC. 4. The Cuban crisis. Chapter 8. Concluding reflections. 1. Adjusting to change. 2. The prospects for growth. 3. Is growth desirable ? 4. The days of horse and candle are over. 5. The limits of co-existence. Very good in spine-browned, unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

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33 BAR-YOSEF MAYER, Daniella E. (ed.) Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozo Archaeomalacology : Molluscs in former environments of human behaviour. First Edition
Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2005, ISBN:1842171208 
BAR-YOSEF MAYER, Daniella E. (ed.). Archaeomalacology : Molluscs in former environments of human behaviour. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology, Durham, August 2002. (Oxford) : Oxbow Books, (2005). First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-viii,[1]-184. Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. 4to, ilustrated pale and dark blue paper-covered boards (hardcover), lettered in dark blue and white. Molluscs are the most common invertebrate remains found at archaeological sites, but archaeomalacology (the study of molluscs in archaeological contexts) is a relatively new archaeological discipline and the field of zooarchaeology is seen by many as one mainly focused on the remains of vertebrates. Contents : Preface (by Keith Dobney, Peter Rowley-Conwy and Umberto Albarella). 1. An Introduction to Archaeomalacology (by Daniella E Bar-Yosef Mayer). [Part I] America : 2. Land Snails, Artifacts, and Faunal Remains: Understanding Site Formation Processes at Prehistoric/Protohistoric Sites in the Southeastern United States (byEvan Peacock et al). 3. Seasonal collection of coquina clams {Donax variab ilis Say, 1822) during the Archaic and St. Johns Periods in coastal Northeast Florida (by Irvy R. Quitmyer, Dougals 5. Jones and C. Fred T. Andrus). 4. Pre-Ceramic Precolumbian Shellfish Consumption and Shell Tool Production:Shell Remains from Orient Bay, Saint-Martin, Northern Lesser Antilles (by Nathalie Serrand and Dominique Bonnissent). 5. Shell middens in the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua: Prehistoric Patterns of Molluscs' Collection and Consumption (by Ermengol Gassiot Ballbe). [Part II] Europe : 6. Marine Mussel Shells - Wear is the Evidence (by Janice Light). 7. The malacofauna of the Upper Paleolithic levels at Grotta della Serratura (Salerno, southern Italy). Preliminary data (by Andre Carlo Colonese and Barbara Wilkens). 8. Shells at the Bronze Age Settlement of Coppa Nevigata (Apulia - Italy) (by Claudia Minniti). 9. The Evidence of Spondylus Ornamental Objects in the CentralMediterranean Sea. Two case studies: Sicily and Malta (by Salvatore Chilar di et al). 10. Shells from Prehistoric Sites of Northern Greece (by LilianeKarali). 11.Reconstructing Murex Royal Purple and Biblical Blue in the Aeg ean (by Deborah Ruscillo). 12. Molluscs from a Middle Bronze Age site and two Hellenistic sites in Thessaly, Greece (by Wietske Prummel). 13. Early Preceramic Neolithic Marine Shells from Shillourokambos, Cyprus (9th-8th mill. cal. BC): A Mainly Ornemental Set with Similarities to Mainland PPNB (by Nathalie Serrand, Jean-Denis Vigne and Jean Guilaine). [Part III[ Asia : 14. The Mollusc Fauna from the Late Bronze and Iron Age Strata of Tell Abu Hawam (by Inbar Baruch et al). 15. Shifts in Epipaleolithic Marine Shell Exploitation at Wadi Mataha, Southern Jordan (by Joel Janetski). 16. The Use ofMarine Shells at Sumhuram, Oman (by Barbara Wilkens). 17. The shell materi al from Suwayh 1 (Oman, Neolithic) (by Chloe Martin). 18. Marine Shell Utilisation by the Chalcolithic Cultures of the Western Deccan Region of India (by Arati Deshpande-Mukherjee). Very good. 60.00

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Via del Corso.  in dj. , BARBERINI, Urbano et al BOCCA, Alessandro. CECCARIUS. De ANGELIS, Pietro.
34 BARBERINI, Urbano et al BOCCA, Alessandro. CECCARIUS. De ANGELIS, Pietro. Via del Corso. in dj.
Staderini, 1961, 
BARBERINI, Urbano et al. Via del Corso. A Cura della Cassa di Risparmio di Roma nel 125º Anniversario della Fondazione. Rome: (Staderini), 1961. Pp 353, [294] pp plates, [18] leaves tipped-in colour plates, 1 folding plate. 4to, maroon cloth. Vg in dj. 350.00

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35 BASILY, Lascelle Meserve de Memoirs of a Lost World. First Edition in dustjacket
Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1975, ISBN:0960092811 
BASILY, Lascelle Meserve de. Memoirs of a Lost World. Stanford, California : Distributed by Hoover Institution Press, [Stanford University], 1975. First Edition.(4),v-vii,(1),1-308,(4), frontispiece. Illustrated. 8vo, purple cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. "The lost world luminously recalled here by Lascelle de Basily encompasses a charmed past in which shetraveled and resided in countries on four continents - a past studded with piquant adventures, with countless moments of sheer joy with terror-filled days and nights during the Russian Revolution, with meetings and friendshi ps with notables of many nationalities. [...] The world described here is truly a lost world. Yet, as these pages reveal, Lascelle de Basily, unlike so many of us, whatever our circumstances, has never lost one of the most precious things in life - a sense of wonder." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. Childhood : - My Grandfather; - My Mother; - School Days in Paris; - Journeys with Mother; - Korea, Land of Morning Calm; - Hyang-San Monastery; -The Russo-Japanese War; - Egypt and the Sudan (Before World War I). Memori es ot Imperial Russia and of Two Revolutions, 1915-1917 : - Lire in St. Petersburg; - Journey to the Caucasus; - The Revolution Breaks; - Moscow; - The Bolshevik Revolution in Moscow; - Journey Across Siberia. Journeys with Father to Spain and Belgium. I Marry Nicolas Alexandrovich : - The Russian Colony in Paris; , - Dinner at the Russian Embassy; - Nicolas AJexandrovich;- The International Conference at Spa; 1920. Journevs in Central Europe : - Berlin - Prague — Budapest — Belgrade — Sofia. Italy. Memories of Paris, 1925-19999939 : - Le Clos Saint Nicolas; - Baroness Sophie de Buxhoeveden; - Another False Anastasia; - Days to Remember. War Is Declared. Conciusion.Appendix: Korea, Land of Morning Calm: A Book of Memories by Lascelle de B asily, Paris, November 1973. Very good in rubbed, unclipped dustjacket. 75.00

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36 BASS, George F. (ed.) McKEE, Alexander THROCKMORTON, Peter WHEELER, Robert C. History of Seafaring Based on Underwater Archaeology. 1st Omega edition
Omega, London, 1974, ISBN:0860077055 
BASS, George F., (ed.). A History of Seafaring Based on Underwater Archaeology. (London) : Omega, (1974). First Omega Edition. Pp (8),9-320. Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 4to, illustrated black and white card covers. Contents: 1. "The Earliest Seafarers in the Mediterranean and the Near East" by George F. Bass; 2. "Greek, Etruscan and Phoenician Ships and Shipping" byKeith DeVries; 3. "Romans on the Sea" by Peter Throckmorton; 4. "Greek and Roman Harbour Works" by Joseph W. Shaw; 5. "Ships of the Roman Period and after in Britain" by Peter Marsden; 6. "Byzantium, Mistress of the Sea: 330-641" by Frederick van Doorninck; 7. "Scandinavian Ships from Earliest Times to the Vikings" by Arne Emil Christensen; 8. "The Vikings and the Hanseatic Merchants: 900-1450" by Ole Crumlin-Pedersen; 9. "The Maritime Republics: Medieval and Renaissance Ships in Italy" by Enrico Scandurra; 10. "The Influence of British Naval Strategy on Ship Design: 1400-1850" by Alexander McKee; 11. "Traders and Privateers across the Atlantic: 1492-1733" by MendelL. Peterson; 12. "Waterways Open the New World" by Robert C. Wheeler and R ichard C. Van Gemert. Very good. 15.00

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37 BAYLEY, C.C. Mercenaries for the Crimea : The German, Swiss, and Italian Legions in British Service, 1854-1856. in dj.
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and London, 1977, ISBN:0773502734 
BAYLEY, C.C. Mercenaries for the Crimea : The German, Swiss, and Italian Legions in British Service, 1854-1856 . Montreal and London: McGill-Queens University Press, 1977. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,[1]-197,(1). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The more dramatic episodes of the Crimean War havenever lacked historians, but less attention has been paid to the unspectac ular but crucial problem of recruiting for the army which confronted British ministries in 1854-55. This book is the first detailed and comprehensive account of the attempt to find a partial solution of the problem by the traditional method of foreign recruiting. The attempt was abortive and the venerable custom of enlisting and subsidizing troops on the Continent proved to be one of the ultimate casualties of the war." -from the dj. Contents: 1.Army Recruiting before the Crimean War; 2. The Search for Allies; 3. The S earch for Recruits; 4. The Foreign Enlistment Bill (origins, Parliamentary debate on the Bill); 5. Press and Public Opinion on the Bill; 6. Preparations for Foreign Recruiting (Germany, Switzerland, Sardinia); 7. Problems of Foreign Recruiting (Germany, Italy, Switzerland); 8. The Period of Trainingand Service; 9. Disbandment (Swiss Legion, German Legion, Italian Legion); 10. Conclusion. With numerous appendices, including a short survey of fore ign recruitment post-Napoleon, lists of officers in the German, Italian, and Swiss Legions, among others. Very good in sticker-ghosted dust jacket. 50.00

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38 BEAZLEY, Morton Patrick Ravages of World War II : A Soldier's Story. First Edition
M.P.B. Marketing, Bedford, N.S., 2006, ISBN:9780987675408 
BEAZLEY, Morton Patrick. The Ravages of World War II : A Soldier's Story. As told by Cpl. Morton Patrick Beazley (a.k.a. Dunkirk). (Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada : M.P.B. Marketing, 2006). Pp (4),1-73,(1). Illustrated with 4 photos. 8vo, illustrated black card covers, lettered in pink and white, plain black spine. Morton Gervais "Patrick" Beazley (b. November 11, 1917 - d. November 2, 2013, Halifax) was a corporal with the West Nova Scotia Regiment, aka the West Novies. Contents : My Story Begins; Roll on ocean, roll on (The Orcades - The ship that took us to War); England; Training and Placement; Operation Husky; Italian Campaign; Taking Ill; Back Into the Fray; LiriValley; Cassino; Other Interesting Skirmishes; One of the Last Battles Fou ght In Italy; Europe; On May 8th of 1945 : The war in Europe was officiallyover; Going Home. Very good, with an original newer photograph of the late author taped in to last page. 35.00

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39 BECHTEL, Edwin de T. CALLOT, Jacques) Jacques Callot
George Brazillier, Publisher, New York, 1955, 
BECHTEL, Edwin de T. Jacques Callot. New York: George Brazillier, Publisher, 1955. First Printing. Pp. (6),5-46,(2), + 96 p. of plates and 3 double-leaf plates. Illustrated with black and white engravings. 4to, black cloth with gilt decoration to front and gilt titles to spine. With 237 reproductions of Callot's engraved works. "For over three hundred years, Jacques Callothas been revered among artists and art historians of Western Europe as one of the greatest graphic artists and the father of French etching, while fo r the French the story of his life approaches the legendary. In all countries today his work appeals to collectors and students of the graphic arts, while the remarkable achievement of his short life, about 1400 known plates,illuminates for the layman the whole pageant of his life and times." - fro m the dust jacket. Contents: 1. Jacques Callot of Lorraine; 2. Nancy and the Boyhood of Callot (1592-1608); 3. Callot in Italy: i. In Rome 1608-11, ii. In Florence 1611-21; 4. At Nancy, in the Netherlands, and at Paris: i. AtNancy 1621-27, ii. In the Netherlands and at Nancy 1627-29, iii. In Paris 1629-31, iv. At Nancy 1631-35. Very good in spine-browned, chipped dust jacket. 30.00

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40 BEKKER, C.D. K-Men : The Story of the German Frogmen and Midget Submarines.
William Kimber, London , 1955, 
BEKKER, C.D. K-Men : The Story of the German Frogmen and Midget Submarines.Preface by Hellmuth Heye. London : William Kimber, (1955). First Edition. Pp [1]-206,(6), frontis + 8 pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Anderson 88. Contents : 1. The Special Naval Commandos. 2. The Niggers—One-man Torpedoes. 3. Niggers Attack the Invasion Fleet. 4. The Lentils—Explosive Motor-boats. 5. The Fighting Frogmen. 6. Special Operations Against Batteries and Locks. 7. The Attack on the Nijmegen Bridges. 8. The Beaver—One-man Submersible. 9. The Seal—Two-man Submarine. 10. The K-Force in Italy. 11. Frogmen and Lentils Against Russia. 12. Last Projects of the K-Force. Waterstaining to bottom- and fore-edge, else good in wrinkled, price-clipped dustjacket. As is. 25.00

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