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Suffolk and Norfolk - a perambulation of the two counties with notices of their history and their ancient buildings  -by M R James, Illustrations / Illustrated By G E Champbers ( 100 Drawings Plus Photos ), James, M R ( Montague Rhodes ), Illustrations / Illustrated By G E Chambers
101 James, M R ( Montague Rhodes ), Illustrations / Illustrated By G E Chambers

Suffolk and Norfolk - a perambulation of the two counties with notices of their history and their ancient buildings -by M R James, Illustrations / Illustrated By G E Champbers ( 100 Drawings Plus Photos )

London, England: London, UK: J M Dent and Sons, Ltd., 1950, 1st Edition, 5th Impression (originally Published in 1930 )
1950 
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see desciption)

Very Good (see description) G E Chambers (drawings) Plus b&w Photographs
Not Signed
----------hardcover, about 7w x 9.75h inches, a lovely Near Fine example, tight and square with bright clean covers, red cloth boards with black cloth spine, in a very nice Good to Very Good dustjacket, a bit of light edge wear, some small chips, some sunning to the spine, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 240 pages, b&w illustrations, b&w photos as well, by the master of the ghost story, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
161641


Price: 59.78 CDN
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Titanic Survivor:  The Newly Discovered Memoirs of Violet Jessop Who Survived Both the Titanic and Britannic Disasters ( Sinking / White Star Line ), Jessop, Violet; Introduced, Annotated and Edited By John Maxtone-Graham
102 Jessop, Violet; Introduced, Annotated and Edited By John Maxtone-Graham

Titanic Survivor: The Newly Discovered Memoirs of Violet Jessop Who Survived Both the Titanic and Britannic Disasters ( Sinking / White Star Line )

Dobbs Ferry, New York: Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Sheridan House, 1997, 1st edition, Later Printing
1997 1574090356 / 9781574090352
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Ken Marschall Cover Art
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, small ink initials, 238 pages, b&w photos, ---"After a childhood in Argentina and formative years in England, Violet Jessop spent her entire career at sea. She was a stewardess for first-class passengers on the Titanic and she wrote an absolutely unique eyewitness account on the most written about disaster of our time. Four years later, Violet was a nurse onboard the hospital ship Britannic when it struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Aegean. But Titanic Survivor is much more. A unique autobiography for those who want to know how it really felt, a story that could be told only by a Titanic Survivor. ---'I did not like big ships...I was secretly afraid' admits Violet Jessop in this unique eyewitness account of the most written about disaster of the twentieth century. Joining the Royal Mail Line in 1908 at the age of twenty-one, Violet Jessop spent her entire career at sea, travelling on more than 200 voyages. She was a stewardess for first-class passengers on the Titanic when it sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg. Her description of the sinking is chilling as she sees to the needs of the passengers before finding a warm coat for herself. While in the lifeboat, someone threw her a 'forgotten baby', and she watched, fascinated as the ship went down 'as if by looking I could keep her afloat'. Four years later, she was a wartime nurse aboard the hospital ship, Britannic, when it struck a mine and sank to the bottom of the Aegean. These memoirs give us a unique glimpse of life below decks aboard one of the great ocean liners. From Jessop's unusual vantage point, we learn what life was like for those who worked on the ships: hilarious fellow stewardesses, cramped quarters, wartime alerts, impossible passengers ('the haughty, gimlet eyes of a certain well-known society woman'), philandering shipmates, exotic ports, unrequited love and tragic deaths."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155786


Price: 10.57 CDN
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103 Johnston, David E

An Illustrated History of Roman Roads in Britain

Buckinghamshire: Spur Books / SpurBooks, 1979, 1st Edition, 1st Printing
1979 0904978338 / 9780904978339
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine

Very Good Price Clipped Photo Cover

----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in an attractive Very Good price clipped dustjacket with some short closed tears, 158 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, contents include: Roads in the Roman Empire; Fact and Fiction; The Beginning of the Road System; The Development of the Road Network; The Roman Surveyor; Building of the Roads; Major Roads; Visiting the Roads - the South / the North and West; Researching the Roads; Bibliography, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150777


Price: 23.28 CDN
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Claddagh Ring Story:  An Account of the World's Most Famous and Enduring Love Token ( Hardcover Edition ), Joyce, Cecily ( Joyce-Cunningham )
104 Joyce, Cecily ( Joyce-Cunningham )

Claddagh Ring Story: An Account of the World's Most Famous and Enduring Love Token ( Hardcover Edition )

Ireland: Ireland: Cecily Joyce ( Printed By Clodoiri Lurgan Teo ), 1990, 1st Edition, First Printing
1990 0951705806 / 9780951705803
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good (see description) Christopher J O'Donohue Cover Art
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good dustjacket, couple of small nicks, small piece of tape on rear panel, 88 pages, colour and b&w illustrations and photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150279


Price: 10.57 CDN
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Migrating Tales: The Talmudís Narratives & Their Historical Context by Richard Kalmin / University of California Press - The S Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies, Kalmin, Richard / University of California Press - The S Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies
105 Kalmin, Richard / University of California Press - The S Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies

Migrating Tales: The Talmudís Narratives & Their Historical Context by Richard Kalmin / University of California Press - The S Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies

Oakland, California: Oakland. CA: University of California Press - The S Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewish Studies ( UC Press ), 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing
2014 0520277252 / 9780520277250
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
------------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 282 pages, ,---"Migrating Tales situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian literature of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, much of it Christian in origin. In this nuanced work, Richard Kalmin argues that non-Jewish literature deriving from the eastern Roman provinces is a crucially important key to interpreting Babylonian rabbinic literature, to a degree unimagined by earlier scholars. Kalmin demonstrates the extent to which rabbinic Babylonia was part of the Mediterranean world of late antiquity and part of the emerging but never fully realized cultural unity forming during this period in Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, and western Persia. Kalmin recognizes that the Bavli contains remarkable diversity, incorporating motifs derived from the cultures of contemporaneous religious and social groups. Looking closely at the intimate relationship between narratives of the Bavli and of the Christian Roman Empire, Migrating Tales brings the history of Judaism and Jewish culture into the ambit of the ancient world as a whole. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo..
158745


Price: 31.85 CDN
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Medieval Medicus:  A Social History of Anglo-Norman Medicine, Kealey, Edward J
106 Kealey, Edward J

Medieval Medicus: A Social History of Anglo-Norman Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore, MD / London, UK: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981, 1st Edition, First Printing
1981 0801825334 / 9780801825330
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, 211 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, contents include: Preface; Miracles, marvels and Monarchs; Anglo-Norman Practitioners -a composite portrait; Henrican Court Physicians; The Rise of Institutional care; Early Hospital Regulations; Diagnosis; APPENDIX: Directory of A-N Physicians / Register of A-N Hospitals; Bibliography, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
148088


Price: 33.18 CDN
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Nelson's Band of Brothers ( Lord Horatio Nelson ), Kennedy, Ludovic
107 Kennedy, Ludovic

Nelson's Band of Brothers ( Lord Horatio Nelson )

London, England: London, Uk: Odhams Press, 1951, 1st edition, First Printing
1951 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Good (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light wear, in a chipped and torn but generally intact Good price clipped dustjacket, a bit of age toning to paper, hospital stamp on front endpaper, 352 pages, b&w illustrations, contents include: Prologue; The Retreat from the Mediterranean; The Elite of the Navy of England; The band of Brothers; Champion of the North; Against Invasion; Epilogue; Appendix; Bibliography; Index, LIST of PLATES: Horatio, Viscount Nelson; John jervis, Earl of St Vincent; Thomas Fremantle; Thomas Foley; Benjamin Hallowell; Edward Berry; Tho. Troubridge; Tho. Hardy; Alexander Ball; ,James, Baron de Saumarez; Tho. Thompson; Samuel Hood; Tho. Louis; Cuthbert, Baron Collingwood; Eve of Copenhagen; William Hoste; Henry Blackwood; Edward Riou; Richard Keats, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
145973


Price: 13.23 CDN
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The Big Oyster:  History on the Half Shell  -by Mark Kurlansky ( New York / New York City / Manhattan Social History ), Kurlansky, Mark
108 Kurlansky, Mark

The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell -by Mark Kurlansky ( New York / New York City / Manhattan Social History )

New York, NY: N.Y./ New York: Ballantine Books, 2006, 1st edition, First Printing
2006 0345476387 / 9780345476388
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 6 x 8.25 inches, a near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 307 pages, b&w illustrations, Kurlansky is so good and this book is no different, always a fascinating read, here he talks about all things OYSTER from earliest times to the 20th century with the emphasis on the New York City area, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157626


Price: 10.57 CDN
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Skellig:  Island Outpost of Europe ---by Des Lavelle -a Signed Copy ( County Kerry, Ireland / Little and Great Skellig ), Lavelle, Des (signed)
109 Lavelle, Des (signed)

Skellig: Island Outpost of Europe ---by Des Lavelle -a Signed Copy ( County Kerry, Ireland / Little and Great Skellig )

Ireland: Dublin, Ireland: O'Brien Press, 1981, 2nd Edition, 2nd Printing
1981 0905140036 / 9780905140032
Later printing(s)
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good (see description) Jarlath Hayes Cover Design
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, former owner's bookplate on half-title page, , in an attractive Very Good dustjacket with some light wear and age toning, signed and inscribed by Lavelle, 110 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155293


Price: 17.22 CDN
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The History of Louisiana or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina, Containing a Description of the Countries That Lie on Both Sides of the River Mississippi with an Account of Settlements, Inhabitants, Soil, Climate and Products, Le Page Du Pratz, M ( Antoine-Simon ), Foreword By Henry C Dethloff (includes the 1941 Edition Foreword By Stanley Clisby Arthur )
110 Le Page Du Pratz, M ( Antoine-Simon ), Foreword By Henry C Dethloff (includes the 1941 Edition Foreword By Stanley Clisby Arthur )

The History of Louisiana or of the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina, Containing a Description of the Countries That Lie on Both Sides of the River Mississippi with an Account of Settlements, Inhabitants, Soil, Climate and Products

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Baton Rouge, LA.: Claitor's Publishing ( Reprints the MDCCLXXIV [ 1774 ] Single Volume Edition Published By T Becket ), 1972, 1st Edition Thus, First Printing, One of 500 Copies
1972 
First Edition Thus
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

No Jacket as issued No Dustjacket as Issued
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, no dustjacket as issued, 366 pages, includes the original b&w illustrations, this is a limited edition reprint of the 1st British edition which collected the three books into one volume, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157347


Price: 39.83 CDN
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111 Levin, Alex (signed), Maps By Sir Martin Gilbert; Edited By Naomi Azrieli and Andrea Knight / The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs

Under the Yellow and Red Stars / The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs -by Alex Levin -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing
2009 189747007X / 9781897470077
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed by the author, 174 pages, b&w photos, ---"Under the Yellow & Red Stars is a remarkable story of survival, coming of age and homecoming after years as a stranger in a strange land. Alex Levin was only ten years old when he ran deep into the forest after the Germans invaded his hometown of Rokitno and only twelve when he emerged from hiding to find that he had neither parents nor a community to return to. A harrowing tale of escape, endurance and exceptional emotional resilience, Levinís story also draws us into his later life as an officer and eventual outcast in the USSR, and as an immigrant who successfully builds a new life in Canada. This poetically written memoir is imbued with loss and pain, but also with the optimistic spirit of a boy determined to survive."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151786


Price: 10.57 CDN
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The Churches of Liverpool -by David Lewis ( Liverpool, England / Church Architecture / History ), Lewis, David
112 Lewis, David

The Churches of Liverpool -by David Lewis ( Liverpool, England / Church Architecture / History )

England: Liverpool, UK: The Bluecoat Press, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing
2001 0872568769
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see desciption)

Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------softcover, about 10w x 9.75h inches, a near Fine example, this softcover was issued with flaps (much like the flaps on a dustjacket), the front flap on this copy has been price clipped, 175 pages, colour photos throughout, a very nice book, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
161349


Price: 37.17 CDN
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Vinland Revisited:  The Norse World at the Turn of the Millennium / Viking Millenium International Symposium, Sept 15-24, Newfoundland - Labrador ( L'Anse Aux Meadows related), Lewis-Simpson; Shannon (ed.) Viking Millennium International Symposium (Peter Sawyer; R A Hall; Birgit Sawyer; Kristjan Ahronson; Magnus Magnusson; Svend E Albrethsen; Jette Arneborg; Mats G Larsson; George M Shendock; Trond Woxen; et al
113 Lewis-Simpson; Shannon (ed.) Viking Millennium International Symposium (Peter Sawyer; R A Hall; Birgit Sawyer; Kristjan Ahronson; Magnus Magnusson; Svend E Albrethsen; Jette Arneborg; Mats G Larsson; George M Shendock; Trond Woxen; et al

Vinland Revisited: The Norse World at the Turn of the Millennium / Viking Millenium International Symposium, Sept 15-24, Newfoundland - Labrador ( L'Anse Aux Meadows related)

St John's, Newfoundland / Labrador: St John's, NL.: Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador / Viking Millennium International Symposium, 2000, 1st Edition, First Printing
2000 091973507X / 9780919735071
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

No Jacket as issued Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 7 x 10 inches, a near Fine copy, looks new, no dustjacket as issued, 465 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155992


Price: 53.13 CDN
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Four LIFE MAGAZINES: President John F Kennedy 1917 - 1963 (Nov. 29 1963); Lee Harvey Oswald (Feb 21 1964); A Matter of Reasonable Doubt -FRAME 230 (Nov 25 1966); Kennedy Assassination, 4 Days That Stopped America (Nov 1983 )( JFK ), Life Magazines / John F Kennedy Issues; Contributors Include:  Paul Mandel; Richard Oulahan; Ernest Havemann; Donald Jackson; Shana Alexander; Hugh Sidey; Jane Howard; Bill Wise; Don Moser; Loudon Wainwright; et al
114 Life Magazines / John F Kennedy Issues; Contributors Include: Paul Mandel; Richard Oulahan; Ernest Havemann; Donald Jackson; Shana Alexander; Hugh Sidey; Jane Howard; Bill Wise; Don Moser; Loudon Wainwright; et al

Four LIFE MAGAZINES: President John F Kennedy 1917 - 1963 (Nov. 29 1963); Lee Harvey Oswald (Feb 21 1964); A Matter of Reasonable Doubt -FRAME 230 (Nov 25 1966); Kennedy Assassination, 4 Days That Stopped America (Nov 1983 )( JFK )

Toronto, Ontario: Chicago, IL: Life Magazine / Time Inc., 1963, 1964, 1966, 1983, 1st Edition, First Printing
1963 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good (see description)

Yousuf Karsh and Others Photo Covers
Not Signed
-----------4 volumes (ONE SHIPPING CHARGE), magazines, 4 issues of LIFE, all are solid Good to Very Good copies, some wear and rubbing, address label on 3 of the mags, each issue is devoted to JFK and the assassination, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160183


Price: 59.78 CDN
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Brotherly Love:  Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France -by Kenneth Loiselle / Cornell University Press ( Freemasons / Masons / Masonic ), Loiselle, Kenneth / Cornell University Press
115 Loiselle, Kenneth / Cornell University Press

Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France -by Kenneth Loiselle / Cornell University Press ( Freemasons / Masons / Masonic )

Ithaca, New York: Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing
2014 0801452430 / 9780801452437
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
------------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 261 pages, b&w illustrations, ---"Friendship, an acquired relationship primarily based on choice rather than birth, lay at the heart of Enlightenment preoccupations with sociability and the formation of the private sphere. In Brotherly Love, Kenneth Loiselle argues that Freemasonry is an ideal arena in which to explore the changing nature of male friendship in Enlightenment France. Freemasonry was the largest and most diverse voluntary organization in the decades before the French Revolution. At least fifty thousand Frenchmen joined lodges, the memberships of which ranged across the social spectrum from skilled artisans to the highest ranks of the nobility. Loiselle argues that men were attracted to Freemasonry because it enabled them to cultivate enduring friendships that were egalitarian and grounded in emotion. Drawing on scores of archives, including private letters, rituals, the minutes of lodge meetings, and the speeches of many Freemasons, Loiselle reveals the thought processes of the visionaries who founded this movement, the ways in which its members maintained friendships both within and beyond the lodge, and the seemingly paradoxical place women occupied within this friendship community. Masonic friendship endured into the tumultuous revolutionary era, although the revolutionary leadership suppressed most of the lodges by 1794. Loiselle not only examines the place of friendship in eighteenth-century society and culture but also contributes to the history of emotions and masculinity, and the essential debate over the relationship between the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo..
158759


Price: 42.49 CDN
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News of the Day - Yesterday -by Donald E Loker -Signed / Number 20 of the Occasional Contributions of the Niagara County Historical Society ( New York )( Articles from 19th Century Niagara Newspapers )(inc. News, Weddings, Births, Menus and Recipes etc), Loker, Donald E (signed); John and Michael Walsh (signed) / Niagara County Historical Society ( New York )
116 Loker, Donald E (signed); John and Michael Walsh (signed) / Niagara County Historical Society ( New York )

News of the Day - Yesterday -by Donald E Loker -Signed / Number 20 of the Occasional Contributions of the Niagara County Historical Society ( New York )( Articles from 19th Century Niagara Newspapers )(inc. News, Weddings, Births, Menus and Recipes etc)

Niagara Falls, New York: Niagara Falls, NY: Niagara County Historical Society ( New York ), 1971, 1st Edition, First Printing
1971 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Text Cover
Signed
-----------softcover, about 7 x 10 inches, a Very Good copy, short crease on front cover, 94 pages, signed by Loker, signed as well by the Walsh brothers who contribute a short article titled "A Nineteenth Century Niagara County Editor", any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157151


Price: 33.18 CDN
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The History of England, from the Ascension of James the Second ---by Thomas Babington MacAulay ( 5 Volumes in a Single Book -an Omnibus )( King James the 2nd ), MacAulay, Thomas Babington / E H BUTLER Edition
117 MacAulay, Thomas Babington / E H BUTLER Edition

The History of England, from the Ascension of James the Second ---by Thomas Babington MacAulay ( 5 Volumes in a Single Book -an Omnibus )( King James the 2nd )

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, PA: E H Butler edition, No Date (circa 1870 - 1880), 1st Printing
1880 
First Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good (see description)

No Jacket as issued No Dustjacket as Issued
Not Signed
------------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy, brown cloth, light wear mainly to tips and edges, short tear at upper spine tip has been glued, a tight solid binding, 1004 pages, frontispiece of Macaulay, contains all 5 volumes, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
152981


Price: 13.23 CDN
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118 Mack, Gerstle (signed) with an Introduction By Dianne Feinstein

Surviving San Francisco's 1906, Great Earthquake and Fire -by Gerstle Mack ---a Signed Copy ( San Francisco, California )

San Francisco, California: San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1981, 1st Edition, First Printing
1981 0877011761 / 9780877011767
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
----------trade paperback, Very Good, 128 pages, inscribed on half title by Gerstle Mack, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153192


Price: 10.57 CDN
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From Far Formosa:  The Island, Its People and Missions, with Portraits, Illustrations and Maps, by George Leslie MacDonald, 23 Years a Missionary in Formosa  ( Taiwan )( Presbyterian Church History ), MacKay, George Leslie ( Geo. L. ), Edited By Reverend J A MacDonald
119 MacKay, George Leslie ( Geo. L. ), Edited By Reverend J A MacDonald

From Far Formosa: The Island, Its People and Missions, with Portraits, Illustrations and Maps, by George Leslie MacDonald, 23 Years a Missionary in Formosa ( Taiwan )( Presbyterian Church History )

Taipei: Taipei: SMC Publishing, 1998 (reprints in Facsimile the Fleming H Revell, 1896 ), 3rd Edition, 1st Printing
1998 9576380723 / 9789576380723
First Printing
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket but there is some splashes of spray paint along one side and at the edge of the spine so I am calling this Very Good+, still a very attractive copy, , 346 pages, b&w photos, fold-out maps are present, ink name and address on front blank endpaper, a very nice re-issue of the 19th century work, all contents in English, ---contents include: INTRODUCTORY: Early Years of the Author; At Princeton and Edinburgh; Toronto to Tamsui; First View of Formosa ---The ISLAND: geography and History; Geology; Trees, plants and Flowers; Animal Life; Ethnology in Outline ---AMONG the CHINESE: The People; Government and Justice; industrial and Social Life; Religious Life; Beginnings of Mission Work; First Native Preacher and His Church; Establishing Churches; How Bang-Kah Was Taken; Touring in the North; The Waiting Isles; Coming of the French ---The CONQUERED ABORIGINES: Pe-Po-Hoan Characteristics; Rice Farming; Mission Work; Trip Down the east Coast; A Sek-Hoan Mission; Life Among the Lam-Si-Hoan ---The MOUNTAIN SAVAGES: Life and Customs; With the Head Hunters ---AT HEADQUARTERS: Sketch of Tamsui; Training a Native Ministry; Oxford College; Native Workers for Native Women; Medical work and the Hospital; Foreigners and the Mission; With the English Presbyterians; Retrospect and Prospect ---Index, ----sent to mainland China in 1871 by the Canadian Presbyterian Church but settled in Tamsui, Formosa --- natives destroyed several of his churches but his knowledge of endeared him to the native Taiwanese ---called "the blackbearded barbarian," he built a hospital, a school and established Oxford College, as well as 60 missions in 20 years, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
144596


Price: 17.22 CDN
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120 MacLean, Nancy

Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan ( KKK )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Oxford University Press ( OUP ), 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing
1994 0195072340 / 9780195072341
First Edition
Hard Cover
Good (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Photo Cover
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------------hardcover, a solid Good or better exlibrary copy in a Very Good+ dustjacket, usual library marks and stamps, library stickers on spine and rear panel of jacket, 292 pages, b&w photos, ---"On Thanksgiving night, 1915, a small band of hooded men gathered atop Stone Mountain, an imposing granite butte just outside Atlanta. With a flag fluttering in the wind beside them, a Bible open to the twelfth chapter of Romans, and a flaming cross to light the night sky above, William Joseph Simmons and his disciples proclaimed themselves the new Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, named for the infamous secret order in which many of their fathers had served after the Civil War. Unsure of their footing in the New South and longing for the provincial, patriarchal world of the past, the men of the second Klan saw themselves as an army in training for a war between the races. They boasted that they had bonded into "an invisible phalanx...to stand as impregnable as a tower against every encroachment upon the white man's liberty...in the white man's country, under the white man's flag." Behind the Mask of Chivalry brings the "invisible phalanx" into broad daylight, culling from history the names, the life stories, and the driving passions of the anonymous Klansmen beneath the white hoods and robes. Using an unusual and rich cache of internal Klan records from Athens, Georgia, to anchor her observations, author Nancy MacLean combines a fine-grained portrait of a local Klan world with a penetrating analysis of the second Klan's ideas and politics nationwide. No other right-wing movement has ever achieved as much power as the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, and this book shows how and why it did. MacLean reveals that the movement mobilized its millions of American followers largely through campaigns waged over issues that today would be called "family values": Prohibition violation, premarital sex, lewd movies, anxieties about women's changing roles, and worries over waning parental authority. Neither elites nor "poor white trash," most of the Klan rank and file were married, middle-aged, and middle class. Local meetings, or klonklaves, featured readings of the minutes, plans for recruitment campaigns and Klan barbecues, and distribution of educational materials--Christ and Other Klansmen was one popular tome. Nonetheless, as mundane as proceedings often were at the local level, crusades over "morals" always operated in the service of the Klan's larger agenda of virulent racial hatred and middle-class revanchism. The men who deplored sex among young people and sought to restore the power of husbands and fathers were also sworn to reclaim the "white man's country," striving to take the vote from blacks and bar immigrants. Comparing the Klan to the European fascist movements that grew out of the crucible of the first World War, MacLean maintains that the remarkable scope and frenzy of the movement reflected less on members' power within their communities than on the challenges to that power posed by African Americans, Jews, Catholics, immigrants, and white women and youth who did not obey the Klan's canon of appropriaite conduct. In vigilante terror, the Klan's night riders acted out their movement's brutal determination to maintain inherited hierarchies of race, class, and gender. ---Compellingly readable and impeccably researched, The Mask of Chivalry is an unforgettable investigation of a crucial era in American history, and the social conditions, cultural currents, and ordinary men that built this archetypal American reactionary movement."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
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