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Image for Undermining the Japanese Miracle: Work and Conflict in a Coalmining Community

Undermining the Japanese Miracle: Work and Conflict in a Coalmining Community

By: Allen, Matthew

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06437

ISBN: 0521450098

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear and bumping. Clean copy. 290 pages, including Glossary, List of Abbreviations, Notes on Translation and Anonymity, Bibliographical Essay, Bibliography, List of Informants, and Index. Illustrated with black and white plates, maps, and figures (lists provided for each). An account of the coalminers of Chikuho, largely forgotten in the history of Japan's postwar industrialization efforts. Neglect of these miners by the coal companies and the Japanese government has created a region of poverty, unemployment, crime, and welfare. View more info

A Treasury of Canadian Humour

By: Allen, Robert Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02800

Condition: Near Fine


128 pages, numerous illustratIons. From the Canadian Illustrated Library series. Chipping and wear around the spine ends. Large tear, partially closed, on rear panel. Protected now in a new mylar cover. View more info

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The Urgent West: The American Dream and Modern Man

By: Allen, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06599

Condition: Very Good


Shelf wear and light spotting to the top-edge. Jacket chipped at the head of the spine. 244 pages, with Bibliography, Other Books to Read, and Index. The book begins with a short history of the United States through Reconstruction of the South and industrial expansion in the North. The author next discusses major American literary figures who emerged out of this historical landscape in the 19th and 20th centuries. View more info

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Central Asia: A Century of Russian Rule

By: Allworth, Edward (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02399

Condition: Very Good


Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Jacket chipped and rubbed, protected now in a new mylar cover. A look back at a hundred years of Russian-style civilization superimposed on traditional Central Asian culture. This work examines the distinctive nationalities, their ethnic origins and languages; attempts at modern methods of agricylture and industrialization; the political history under the czars and Soviet leaders; and the modernization of Central Asian literature, drama, music, architecture, and art. Sixteen chapters from six different authors; 552 pages, illustrated, with glossary, index, ... View more info

Texas and Texans

By: Anderson, Adrian N. and Ralph A. Wooster

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Steck-Vaughn: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 05692

ISBN: 0811439135

Condition: Very Good


Worn at the head of the spine. Light wear to corners. Light spotting to parts of the covers, more noticeably on the rear cover. Solid binding, clean interior. 470 pages, with Appendix, Bibliography, and Index. Numerous illustrations and maps. Textbook for either middle school or high school. Nine units, 25 chapters with questions and skill building information at the end of each chapter. View more info

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The New Clarendon Bible, Old Testament, Volume One: The History and Religion of Israel

By: Anderson, G.W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1966

Edition: Revised with Corrections

Seller ID: 06587

Condition: Very Good


Light smudge mark to fore-edge and rear endpaper, else a clean, unmarked copy. Edge wear and foxing to jacket. 210 pages, with Chronological Tables, Index of Scripture References, and Subject Index. This volume replaces that of Dr. W.L. Wardle for the original series and does not end with Ezra, but is continued as far as the Maccabaean Revolt. The history and the religion are treated together, not separately, in chronological sequence. View more info

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Famille Royale a la Mode de France (une semaine a` Louveciennes)

By: Andrau, Marianne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Paris, France-Empire: 1959

Seller ID: 08268

Condition: Very Good


Some shelf wear and light spotting to the top edge of the page block. The dust jacket s chipped and edge-worn and protected now in a clear Mylar sleeve. 291 pages. Written in French. History and genealogy of Henri of Orléans, Count of Paris (Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d'Orléans, 1908 to 1999). View more info

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Address of His Excellency John A. Andrew to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 6, 1865

By: Andrew, John A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Wright & Potter, State Printers: 1865

Seller ID: 07457

Condition: Fair


The covers have a few small stains and are darkened with age, but in otherwise good condition. The binding is tight. The bottom edge and lower fore-edge have moisture staining, which carries into the interior of the book, most noticeably in the lower-center portion of the pages. The last half of the book has a large moisture stain in the outer margin of each page. Label affixed to the title page, which is printed "With the Respect of" followed by what appears to be a facsimile signature of John A. Andrew. From information found on Wikipedia: John Albion Andrew was the 25th governor of Mass... View more info

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The Art of Fine Cigars

By: Andriote, John-Manuel; Falk, Andrew E.; Perez, B. Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown and Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08631

ISBN: 0821223496

Condition: Near Fine


Tiny amount of wear on the top edge of the boards near the spine. Otherwise, a fine, clean copy. Small book, about 5" X 7". 111 pages with photographs. From the publisher: "This guide, by three longtime cigar devotees, shows novice smokers how to savour every aspect of the cigar experience and cultivate a connoisseur's sensibility. Information on the basics of cultivation, production and variety supports instructions on buying, cutting and enjoying cigars." View more info

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The Guillotine and the Terror

By: Arasse, Daniel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane / The Penguin Press: 1989

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 08898

ISBN: 0713990082

Condition: Near Fine


Parts of the page block are a bit "wavy." Otherwise fine. 192 pages, with Notes and Appendices. Chapters organized into three parts. PART I: The Birth of the Machine, PART II: Mechanical Effects, and PART III: The Theatre of the Guillotine. Period illustrations of the guillotine and executions are reproduced. View more info

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Lighthouse on the Hill: The Bluefield College Story

By: Armbrister, Rev. David M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wordsprint, Inc.: 2007

Seller ID: 04634

ISBN: 0615166210

Condition: Fine


Small scratch to front panel of jacket, else fine. 157 pages, with Endnotes. History of the Bluefield, Virginia college, founded in 1922. View more info

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From POW to Blue Angel: The Story of Commander Dusty Rhodes

By: Armstrong, Jim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norman Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10631

ISBN: 0806137649

Condition: Near Fine


297 pages with Glossary and Sources. Black and white photos. Foreword by Roy M. "Butch" Voris. From the publisher: "As a young naval aviator, Dusty Rhodes was shot down by the Japanese on his first combat mission in World War II. Toughing out the rest of the war in POW camps, he wondered if he would ever fly again. But Rhodes was destined to take flying to new heights." "As a leader of the Blue Angels, Raleigh E. "Dusty" Rhodes participated in developing the most famous aerobatics team ever formed. Jim Armstrong draws on interviews with Dusty and his colleagues, Dusty's scrapbooks, flight logs... View more info

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NACLA Report on the Americas, Volume XIV, Number 2, Mar-Apr 1980: El Salvador - Why Revolution?

By: Armstrong, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, North American Congress on Latin America: 1980

Seller ID: 09627

Condition: Good


Stapled covers with rubbing and edge wear. Bi-monthly publication of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) focusing on the political economy of the Americas. The feature for this issue is titled, El Salvador - Why Revolution, by Robert Armstrong. This 33-page article discusses the history of El Salvador from the 1930s and the coffee oligarchy, postwar development and modernization, and the political struggles of the 1970s. The article has two Appendices and References. Appendix I: Foreign Military Assistance to El Salvador, Appendix II: Direct Foreign Investment in El Salvador.... View more info

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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Volume 32, Number 1, Winter 2002; Special Issue: The Cultural Process of "Appropriation"

By: Ashley, Kathleen and Veronique Plesch (Issue Editors)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Durham, North Carolina, Duke University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 04000

Condition: Near Fine+


226 pages. Some of the articles include: Cult Lines and Hellish Mountains: The Development of Sacred Landscape in the Early Medieval Alps; From Prostitutes to Brides of Christ: The Avignonese Repenties in the Later Middle Ages; and Creating Family Identity in Books of Hours. View more info

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Swedish Christmas in America

By: Astrom, Catarina Lundgren and Peter Astrom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sweden, Bokforlaget Arena: 2003

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 08637

ISBN: 9178431778

Condition: Fine


English translation by Roger Tanner. Beautifully photographed and produced book about the customs and history of Christmas in Sweden and the author's attempt to recreate a Swedish Christmas in America. 155 pages with an Index of Recipes. Two silk ribbon bookmarks sewn into the binding. View more info

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Eyewitness on Alcatraz: Escapes Prisoners And Families On The Rock

By: Babyak, Jolene (SIGNED)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, Ariel Vamp Press: 1996

Edition: Revised

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 04010

ISBN: 0961875208

Condition: Near Fine


127 pages, Index. Illustrated with historical b&w photos. Signed by the author on the title page. View more info

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The German Jew: A Synthesis of Judaism and Western Civilization, 1730-1930

By: Bach, H.I.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University (for the Litman Library of Jewish Civilization: 1985

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 06165

ISBN: 0197100333

Condition: Near Fine


255 pages, with Index. The history and achievement of Jews in Germany in the two centuries preceding the Nazi Era, when their contributions to German intellectual, scientific, and cultural life came to an abrupt halt. Intended more for the general reader, with highlights of the main stages of progress. Jacket illustrations, none in the text. View more info

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Two Hundred Years of American Clocks & Watches

By: Bailey, Chris H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10065

ISBN: 0139351302

Condition: Fine


Minimal wear to the head of the spine and upper corner of the dust jacket. 254 pages with Selected Bibliography and Suggested Readings, Bibliography, and Index. Numerous illustrations in color and black and white. View more info

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Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, Two Volume Set

By: Baille, G.H. (Volume 1) and Brian Loomes (Volume 2)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, N.A.G. Press Ltd: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 09716

ISBN: 0719800404

Condition: Very Good


Both volumes show signs of shelf wear and bumping to book and dust jacket. No writing or marks--clean copies. VOLUME 1 (G.H. Baillie) is a 1976 reprint of the Third Edition (First Edition was 1929). 388 pages. Contents include Prefaces to First and Second Editions, Conventions, Abbreviations, List of Names with Alternative Spellings, List of Initials and Monograms, List of Place Names, and Maps. VOLUME 2 (Brian Loomes) is a 1978 first reprinting of the 1976 First Edition. 263 pages. Written as a supplement to the late G.H. Baillie's work, which became Volume 1 of this reprint set. Contents in... View more info

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The Engine Powered Vessel: From Paddle-Wheeler to Nuclear Ship

By: Baker, W.A. and Tre Tryckare

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Crescent: 1972

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 03133

Condition: Very Good


Red and black pictorial cloth, 10 x 11 inches oblong. Very mild wear to boards. Jacket price-clipped and rubbed, light edge wear. A beautifully designed volume that traces the history of increased efficiency in the use of energy by ships. This history uses 98 ships to illustrate the story, along with 225 detailed illustrations and drawings, 50 of which are in 4 to 6 colors and 175 of which are in black, brown or grey. An indispensible source for the reader/collector interested in this era of maritime transportation. 267 pages. View more info