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Biggles Gets His Men : A further adventure of Sergeant Bigglesworth, of theSpecial Air Service, C.I.D. First Edition in dustjacket

By: JOHNS, W.E., Captain

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London, 1950,:

Seller ID: 98340


JOHNS, W.E., Captain. Biggles Gets His Men : A further adventure of Sergeant Bigglesworth, of the Special Air Service, C.I.D. London : Hodder & Stoughton Limited, (1950). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-189,(3), including frontispiece and illustrations. 8vo, decorated blue cloth with dark blue lettering tofront and spine. "Biggle Gets His Men - in Eastern Asia this time" - front dj flap. A Biggles adventure, set amid the backdrop of remote China as our hero and his team go after some kidnapped scientists. The dustjacket has a tied up Biggles with whip & pistol-wielding Mongolian behind him. O... View more info

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Biggles Gets His Men.. First Edition

By: JOHNS, W.E., Capt. BIGGLES STEAD

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1950,: 1950

Seller ID: 73261


JOHNS, W.E., Capt. Biggles Gets His Men. Illustrations by Stead. London : Hodder and Stoughton, (1950). First Printing. Pp. [1]-189,(3), including frontispiece and plates. Illustrated. 8vo, decorated blue cloth with dark blue lettering to front and spine. A Biggles adventure, set amid the backdrop of remote China. William Earl Johns (b. February 5, 1893, Bengeo, Hertford, Hertfordshie – d. June 21, 1968, London). Slightly cocked with minor splaying to front board, some faint edge-spotting, else very good. 15.00 View more info

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Biohistory. First Edition in dustjacket

By: PENMAN, Jim

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2015, ISBN:9781443871303: 2015

Seller ID: 110961


PENMAN, Jim Biohistory. (Newcastle upon Tyne) : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, (2015). First American Edition. Pp (4),[v]-vi,(2),[1]-613,(1). Graphs and tables in the text. Thick 8vo, black boards, silver lettering to spine. "Biohistory is a revolutionary new theory that explores the biological and behavioural underpinnings of social change, including the rise and fall of civilisations. Informed by significant research into the physiological basis of behaviour conducted by author Dr Jim Penman and a team of scientists at RMIT University and the Florey Institute in Melbou... View more info

Birds of the Natuna Islands

By: OBERHOLSER, Harry C Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum Bulletin 159.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: GPO / United States Government Printing Office, Washington, 1932,:

Seller ID: 37088


OBERHOLSER, Harry C. Birds of the Natuna Islands. Washington : United States Government Printing Office, 1932. Pp (2),iii-vi,1-137,(1). Tables. 8vo, printed card covers. Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum Bulletin 159. Harry Church Oberholser (b. June 25, 1870, Brooklyn, New York - d. December 25, 1963).The Natuna Islands lie in the South China Sea and are part of the Tudjuh Archipelago, off the northwest coast of Borneo. Nick to cover and title page, small, faint water-stain to top outer corner throughout, slightly rubbed, else very good. 40.00 View more info

Bishop in Honan: Mission and Museum in the Life of William C. White. in dj

By: WALMSLEY, Lewis C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, 1974,:

Seller ID: 44101


WALMSLEY, Lewis C. Bishop in Honan: Mission and Museum in the Life of William C. White. (Toronto): University of Toronto Press, (1974). Pp. 230. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth. Vg in chipped, price clipped dj. 30.00 View more info

Blooming and Contending : Chinese Literature in the Post-Mao Era. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: DUKE, Michael S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1985, ISBN:0253312027:

Seller ID: 63452


DUKE, Michael S. Blooming and Contending : Chinese Literature in the Post-Mao Era. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, (1985). First Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xi,(1),[1]-291,(1). 8vo, purple cloth, gilt lettering to spine. In the Studies in Chinese Literature & Society Series. "Chinese literature has been the slave of politics at least since 1948 and especially during theCultural Revolution. So repressed and convoluted is most Chinese literatur e that the West cannot read it as literature at all but rather as sociological and political texts. Professor Duke believes this has changed enoug... View more info

Blow Ye Winds Westerly : The Seaports & Sailing Ships of Old New England.. ex-lib in dj.

By: GEMMING, Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, 1971,:

Seller ID: 35517


GEMMING, Elizabeth. Blow Ye Winds Westerly: The Seaports & Sailing Ships ofOld New England. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1971). Pp 183. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. A handsome souvenir of New England's close relations with the sea. The author considers the fisheries, whaling, the trade with China , and the coastwise trade in a text illustrated with dozens of contemporaryimages. Ex-library (pouch leavings, inkstamps, spine label), slightly rubb ed, else vg in dj. 25.00 View more info

Blue Mountains of China. First Edition in dustjacket

By: WIEBE, Rudy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1973,:

Seller ID: 101088


WIEBE, Rudy. The Blue Mountains of China. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1970). "Copyright 1970 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co." "Printed in the United States of America". First Printing. Pp. (4),5-227,(5). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 2232. The third novelby the Saskatchewan-born author. "'a broad sage recounting the flight of t he Mennonites from Russia, and their subsequent wanderings around the world. Spanning nearly a hundred years, The Blue Mountains of China follows the lives of several Mennonite families in their long arduo... View more info

Blue Silk Underwear of the Incredible Miss Rainwater. First Printing.

By: HARRIS, Gail

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Coach House Press, Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0889103143:

Seller ID: 103339


HARRIS, Gail. The Blue Silk Underwear of the Incredible Miss Rainwater. Toronto: The Coach House Press, (1986). First Printing. Pp. (10),11-77,(3). 8vo, illustrated pale blue card covers with yellow lettering to front cover and black lettering to spine. "The ironies of sex. The metaphysics of angels. These and other concerns find a clear voice in Gail Harris's first published book of poetry. Harris's work is eclectic, passionate, unabashed, funny." - from the rear cover. Includes the following poems: Part I: I Kept You In my Suitcase: "I kept you in my suitcase", "corrosion... View more info

Bluejackets and Boxers. in dj.

By: NICHOLLS, Bob

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1986, ISBN:0868617997:

Seller ID: 31552


NICHOLLS, Bob. Bluejackets and Boxers : Australia's Naval Expedition to theBoxer Uprising. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, (1986). Pp 164. Illustrated. Large 8vo, black cloth. A lively popular history of an obscure chapter in BritishImperial history: the Australian intervention in China of 1900. "In 1900, five hundred sailors of the New South Wales and Victorian naval brigades and the South Australian warship Protector were sent to China as part of an international force raised to suppress the Boxer uprising." -from the Preface. Vg in dj. 65.00 View more info

Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan For the Art of Self-Defense. 3rd ed.

By: CHEN, William C.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: William C.C. Chen, New York, 1985,:

Seller ID: 79383


CHEN, William C.C. Body Mechanics of Tai Chi Chuan For the Art of Self-Defense. (New York : William C.C. Chen, 1985). Third Edition. Pp (8).i-xxv,1-128,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, white card covers, printed in black. Corners creased, else very good. 25.00 View more info

Bolshevik Culture : Experiment and Order in the Russian Revolution. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: GLEASON, Abbott, Peter KENEZ, and Richard STITES, eds. Studies of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1985, ISBN:025331206x:

Seller ID: 114610


GLEASON, Abbott, Peter KENEZ, and Richard STITES, (eds.). Bolshevik Culture: Experiment and Order in the Russian Revolution. Edited by Abbott Gleason , Peter Kenez, and Richard Stites. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, (1985). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xii,(2),[1]-304. 8vo, grey cloth withmetallic red lettering to spine. A volume in the series Studies of the Ken nan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at The Wilson Center. "In the tumultuous years after the Russian Revolution of 1917 the traditional cultureof Imperial Russia was both destroyed and preserved, as a new Soviet cu... View more info

Book of Famous Ships. First Edition.

By: SMITH, C. Fox. SMITH, Phil W., frontispiece

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Methuen, London, 1924,:

Seller ID: 102805


SMITH, C. Fox. A Book of Famous Ships. With six illustrations by Phil W. Smith. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1924). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-vi,(2),1-181,(3),(8) of ads, frontispiece, + 5 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with pressed lettering to front board and gilt lettering to spine. ""Of all their long voyagings, fortunate and unfortunate, of all their gales weathered, their buffetings endured; all their escapes from ice, from fog, from strandings, from hurricanes, from typhons, from collisions, from a hundred sea perils great and small: of all these things it is the... View more info

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Book of Navy Songs. 1932 in dj.

By: TRIDENT SOCIETY, coll. and ed CROSLEY, Joseph W., arranger. United States Naval Academy.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran, 1932,:

Seller ID: 32184


TRIDENT SOCIETY, coll. and ed. The Book of Navy Songs; collected and edited by the Trident Society of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; music arranged and harmonized by Joseph W. Crosley. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1932. Pp 200. Frontis. 4to, blue cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to front board. "[A] carefully compiled collection of the most typical songs sung by the men and officers of the United States Navy from its very birth right down to the present day. Not only are these the songs of the battleship wardroom and fo'c'sle, but the songs the men of the... View more info

Brave New World First Edition in dustjacket

By: NEARING, Helen NEARING, Scott

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Social Science Institute, Harborside, ME, 1958,:

Seller ID: 108827


NEARING, Helen and Scott NEARING. The Brave New World. Harborside, ME: Social Science Institute, 1958. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-viii,1-247,(1). 8vo, blue cloth spine; red marbled paper-covered boards, with red lettering to spine. Contents: I. The Soviet Union. 1. A New World in the Making; 2. Stepsin the Educational Ladder; 3. Six Million Experts; 4. Stalingrad, a City R eborn; 5. The Green and Blackof Baku; 6. Socialist Triplets; 7. Tashkent and its White Gold; 8. The Soviet Union over the Top. II. People's China. 1. The Chinese People Win; 2. China's Good Earth; 3. One Big Family; 4. Educat... View more info

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Break-up of China. 1st US

By: BERESFORD, Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899,:

Seller ID: 45573


BERESFORD, Lord Charles. The Break-up of China : With an Account of its Present Commerce, Currency, Waterways, Armies, Railways, Politics and Future Prospects. NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. First US Edition. Pp. 491. Port. frontis with [1] folding maps, [1] folding table and [1] plate. 8vo, yellow cloth with red lettering and decorative illustration to front and spine. Hinges cracked, two tears to map and one to folding plate, boards and spine soiled, a few nicks to spine, corners bumped, previous owner's nameinked to front paste down, else vg. 75.00 View more info

Brief History of Neoliberalism. First Printing in dustjacket

By: HARVEY, David

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005, ISBN:0199283265:

Seller ID: 106414


HARVEY, David. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. (Oxford) : Oxford University Press, (2005). First Printing. Pp (5),vi-vii,(1),1-247,(1). Figures. Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Neoliberalism—the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action—has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are... View more info

Britain and the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1939 : A Study in the Dilemmas of British Decline. First Edition 'in dustjacket

By: LEE, Bradford A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press / Oxford University Press, Stanford, California / London, 1973, ISBN:0804707995:

Seller ID: 113110


LEE, Bradford A. Britain and the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1939 : A Study in the Dilemmas of British Decline. Stanford, California : Stanford UniversityPress / London : Oxford University Press, 1973. First Edition. Pp (6),[vii ]-ix,(5),[1]-319,(3). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, black lettering to spine. "Important new information on the road to war in the Pacific and on Britain's decline as an Asian power is revealed in this book, which is based largely on newly opened, unpublished British Foreign Office and Cabinet records. The book also takes a fresh look at the continuing debate over appeasemen... View more info

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Britain's Sea Soldiers : A History of the Royal Marines and their Predecessors and of their services in action, ashore and afloat. 3 vols

By: FIELD, Cyril, Colonel BLUMBERG, H. E., General Sir (comp.) BEATTY, Earl, Admiral of the Fleet (foreword)

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Lyceum Press / Swiss & Co., Liverpool / Devonport, 1924,:

Seller ID: 52561


FIELD, Cyril, Colonel. Britain's Sea Soldiers : A History of the Royal Marines and their Predecessors and of their services in action, ashore and afloat, and upon sundry other occasions of moment ; with numerous illustrationsand plans ; foreword by Admiral of the Fleet, Earl Beatty. Liverpool: The Lyceum Press, 1924. Two volumes. Pp. [8]. (i)-x, (1)-324 ; [4], (i)-viii, [2], (1)-357, [1], frontis. in each volume, + 59 p. of plates in Volume One,+ 57 p. of plates in Volume Two, many of which are in colour. 4to, dark bl ue cloth spine with blue cloth boards, with gilt titles and devices to front... View more info

Britain, China, and the Antimissionary Riots, 1891-1900

By: WEHRLE, Edmund S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 1966,:

Seller ID: 58574


WEHRLE, Edmund S. Britain, China, and the Antimissionary Riots, 1891-1900. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, (1966). Pp. 223. 8vo, orange cloth, black spine with orange titles. Some underlining in pencil and pink ink, spine ends worn, owner's name inked to ffep, name expunged from top edgewith black marker, else vg. 40.00 View more info