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The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man

By: Attenborough, David

Price: $13.00  $10.40

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2202128

ISBN: 0316057509

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Pages faintly toned.Jacket lightly toned. 1987 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. Five and a half million years ago, the waters of the Atlantic flooded across an isthmus joining Morocco and Spain and into a vast trench in the earth's crust. The resulting cataract plunged for a century or so over a cliff many miles long and fifty times higher than Niagara, until at last the basin was filled and the Mediterranean ... View more info

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Rome and Its Story

By: Baddeley, St. Clair; Gordon, Lina Duff

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 2287250

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Ink gift note on half-title page, endpapers lightly foxed. 1904 Hard Cover. xv, 384 pp. Gilt decor on spine and front board. Top page ridge gilt. Deckeled edge. Color frontispiece and plates by Aubrey Waterfield. Part I., dealing with the traditions and monuments of classical Rome down to the establishment of Christianity... Part II., dealing with Christian Rome from the days of the Apostles down to the Sack of the city under Pope Clement VII... View more info

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The Invention of the Renaissance Woman: The Challenge of Female Independence in the Literature and Thought of Italy and England

By: Benson, Pamela Joseph

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2279076

ISBN: 0271008148

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly toned, minor general wear, ink name on half-title page. 1992 Trade Paperback. x, 325 pp. During the Renaissance the nature of womankind was a major topic of debate. Numerous dialogues, defenses, paradoxes, and tributes devoted to sustaining woman's excellence were published, and in them history was rewritten to include the achievements of womankind. Often these texts demonstrate that women are capable of acting with prudence, temperance, fortitude, and just... View more info

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Sweet Mother

By: Caggiano, Pietro; Rak, Michele; Turchini, Angelo

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Pontifical Sanctuary of Pompeii: 1990

Seller ID: 2286735

ISBN: 8885291023

Condition: Near Fine


Minor general wear. 1990 Large Softcover. 202 pp. Collaboration between three friends of the Sanctuary: Msgr. Pietro Caggiano, Prof. Michele Rak and Prof. Angelo Turchini, has given us an authentic trilogy of popular sacredness. In their own particular fields, each of them has seen the popular expressions of Marian devotion in Pompeii in the ex voto sector. View more info

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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Modern Library)

By: Cellini, Benvenuto; Symonds, John Addington

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 1927

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2260192

Condition: Very Good


First thus (Toledano 3.2). Flexible boards. Edges lightly rubbed, front hinge starting. 1927 Hard Cover. 485 pp. The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini was started in the year 1558 at the age of 58 and ended abruptly just before his last trip to Pisa around the year 1563 when Cellini was approximately 63 years old. The memoirs give a detailed account of his singular career, as well as his loves, hatreds, passions, and delights, written in an energetic, direct, and racy s... View more info

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The Mediterranean and Its Borderlands, in Two Volumes: Western Countries; Eastern Countries

By: Cook, Joel

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: The John C. Winston Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287167

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 609, [3]; 648 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, elaborate gilt decorations, gilt titles and top edges. Photographic plates with captioned tissue guards throughout. A descriptive guide to the various countries along the Mediterranean Sea. View more info

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Salve Venetia: Gleanings from Venetian History

By: Crawford, Francis Marion

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266483

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 517, [7]; x, [2], 441, [7] pp. 8vo. Teal cloth, gilt titles, white and gilt decorations. Includes 225 illustrations from etchings by Joseph Pennell. View more info

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Traditional Portuguese Cooking

By: de Lourdes Modesto, Maria

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Verbo: 1993

Seller ID: 2278799

ISBN: 9722211730

Condition: Good


No jacket, binding shaken, board edges very lightly rubbed, ink name on half-title page. 1993 Large Hardcover. 335 pp. A collection of traditional Portuguese cooking with color illustrations. View more info

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Secrets of the Swamp

By: Delta, Penelope; Bobick, Ruth

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publishers: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262959

ISBN: 1931807876

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. First English translation of the 1937 work. Very minor tear along top edge of jacket front. A very nice copy. 2012 Hard Cover. ix, 475 pp. As the Macedonian Struggle intensifies in 1906, two Greek military officers arrive at the swamp at Lake Giannitsa to lead the Greek rebels. Captain Agras--the ideal hero--radiates energy and spirit; Captain Nikiphoros, in contrast, is more deliberate and reflective. Both are courageous and fearless--united in their aims... View more info

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Remarkable Characters and Places of the Holy Land: Comprising an Account of Patriarchs, Judges, Prophets, Apostles, Women, Warriors, Poets, and Kings. With Descriptions of Ancient Cities and Venerated Shrines.

By: Elliott, Charles W.

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: J.B. Burr & Company: 1867

Seller ID: 2275018

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed, a few pages lightly foxed. 1867 Hard Cover. xxiii, 640 pp. Gilt title and page ridges. Includes hand-colored map of the Holy Land (page 339) and steel engravings. CONTENTS: The Patriarchal Life, By Theodore D. Woolsey; Abraham the Wanderer, B.C. 1921; Isaac and Ishmael; Jacob, Esau, and Joseph; Did the Patriarchs Live to the Age of One Hundred and Eight?; Egypt in Darkness; Moses the Leader--B.C. 1625, Poole: 1491, A.V.; Joshua the Conqueror, B.C. 1... View more info

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The Borgias

By: Fusero, Clement; Green, Peter (Translator)

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Praeger Publishers: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285920

ISBN: 0275577406

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small chip along top edge of rear jacket panel, two very minor tears to jacket spine head. 1972 Hard Cover. 352 pp. A presentation of the lives of the four great Borgias as well as serving as a guide to Renaissance Italy. The Borgia family (aka Borja, Borjia and Borges) became prominent during the Renaissance in Italy. They were from Valencia, the name coming from the family fief of Borja, then in the kingdom of Aragon, in Spain. The Borgias became promine... View more info

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The Road in Tuscany: A Commentary, in Two Volumes

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201424

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small light stain on volume 1 spine, volume 1 spine slightly faded. 1904 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 383; xiii, 377, [7] pp. 8vo. A profusely illustrated Italian travelogue, with photogravures, etchings, and woodcuts throughout text.Keywords: TRAVEL ITALY TUSCANY TUSCAN View more info

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Horace: Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica (Loeb Classical Library) (Latin Text)

By: Horace; Fairclough, H.R.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: William Heinemann, Ltd.: 1970

Seller ID: 2288953

ISBN: 0434991945

Condition: Very Good


Half-inch chip to jacket spine head, corners of front jacket flap clipped, pencil note on rear jacket flap. 1970 Small Hard Cover. xxx, 508, 8 pp. Dual text in Latin and in English. Translated by H.R. Fairclough. In the two books of Satires Horace is a moderate social critic and commentator; the two books of Epistles are more intimate and polished, the second book being literary criticism as is also the Ars Poetica. The Epodes in various (mostly iambic) metres are akin t... View more info

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Naval Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1940-1945

By: Koburger, Charles W.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Praeger: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204424

ISBN: 0275944654

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, near fine. 1993 Hard Cover. xiv, 169 pp. The purpose of this book is two-fold. First, it presents in a single place a coherent account of the tumultuous naval events that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean between 1940 and 1945 during World War II. Second, the book aims to demonstrate in an interesting fashion what naval warfare in the narrow seas is really like.Koburger demonstrates that there was a definite Allied strategy in the Eastern ... View more info

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Hellas Observed: The American Experience of Greece, 1775-1865

By: Larrabee, Stephen A.

Price: $95.00  $76.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2097826

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed, signed, & dated by author on half-title page. Jacket spine faded with minor loss from head, jacket price clipped. 1957 Hard Cover. xv, 357 pp. 8vo. Includes two sections of black & white reproductions of historical illustrations. An examination of the travels of American citizens in Greece from the revolutionary era through the American Civil War, and the Greek influence upon American literature, culture, and politics. An interesting juxtapositi... View more info

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Greece [Rambles in Greece] (The World's Famous Places and Peoples)

By: Mahaffy, J.P.

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Merrill and Baker: 1895

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2123362

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, one of 1000 copies. No date - late 19th century, probably 1890s. Edges rubbed. 1895 Half-Leather. Part of a larger history of various countries, but these two volumes comprise the full portion dedicated to Greece. Red leather spines & corners, marbled boards & endpapers, gilt titles, top edge gilt. View more info

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Aircraft Identification: Friend or Foe? Part Three, Italian Fighters, Bombers and Seaplanes

By: Masefield, Peter G.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Temple Press, Ltd.: 1941

Seller ID: 2283117

Condition: Very Good


Wrapper edges rubbed. 1941 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. Thirty-seven types of Italian aeroplanes are described in this book. This book serves as a record of all the types in service with the Regia Aeronautica... View more info

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The Spell of Italy (Illustrated) (The Spell Series)

By: Mason, Caroline Atwater

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Page Company: 1920

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2286973

Condition: Near Fine


Eighth printing. No jacket. An excellent copy. 1920 Hard Cover. 400 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Includes color frontispiece, fold-out map, photographic plates. CONTENTS: On Lake Como; Map of Italy; Naples from the Ship; Where We Lived in Naples; Statue of Count Cavour, Milan; Giuseppe Mazzini; Statue of Vittorio Emanuele II., Genoa; Giuseppe Garibaldi; Bust of Homer, Museo Nazionale, Naples; Farnese Bull, Museo Nazionale, Naples; Ganymede and the Eagle, Museo Nazionale, Nap... View more info

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In the Land of Mosques and Minarets

By: Miltoun, Francis

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286946

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. A very nice copy. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 442 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Color frontispiece by Blanche McManus. With illustrations from drawings and paintings done by Blanche McManus. A travelogue of Mediterranean Africa. View more info

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U-Boats in the Mediterranean, 1941-1944

By: Paterson, Lawrence

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203952

ISBN: 1591148936

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 2007 Hard Cover. v, 202 pp. Between September 1941 and May 1944 the Germans sent 62 U-boats into the Mediterranean. To get there, the boats had to pass through the Straits of Gibraltar the British-held entry point, where nearly a third of them were sunk or forced to turn back. Of the U-boats that made it into the clear, calm waters of the Mediterranean, not one of them ever made it back into the Atlantic: they were all either su... View more info

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U-Boats in the Mediterranean, 1941-1944

By: Paterson, Lawrence

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285063

ISBN: 1591148936

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. 2007 Hard Cover. v, 202 pp. Between September 1941 and May 1944 the Germans sent 62 U-boats into the Mediterranean. To get there, the boats had to pass through the Straits of Gibraltar the British-held entry point, where nearly a third of them were sunk or forced to turn back. Of the U-boats that made it into the clear, calm waters of the Mediterranean, not one of them ever made it back into the Atlantic: they were all either sunk in battle or scu... View more info

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The Mycenaeans in History

By: Samuel, Alan E.

Price: $2.00  $1.60

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1966

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1527816

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Lightly rubbed. 1966 Trade Paperback. 158 pp. A study of the ancient culture that preceded the Greek society of Plato and Aristotle. CONTENTS: Introduction; 1. The Discovery of Mycenaean Civilization; 2. The Forerunners of the Mycenaeans; 3. The Centers of Mycenaean Civilization; 4. Records of the Past; 5. Early Greek Religion; 6. The Mycenaeans in Greece; 7. Traders to the World; 8. The World of the Mycenaeans; 9. The End and the Beginning; Bibliography;... View more info

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The Medici

By: Schevill, Ferdinand

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Konecky & Konecky:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2285907

ISBN: 156852191X

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. A nice copy. xi, 240 pp. Modern reissue of 1949 original. The House of Medici (English: /?m?d?t?i/ MED-i-chee or UK: /m??di?t?i/ m?-DEE-chee, Italian: [?m??dit?i]) was an Italian banking family and political dynasty that first began to gather prominence under Cosimo de' Medici in the Republic of Florence during the first half of the 15th century. The family originated in the Mugello region of Tuscany, and prospered gradually until it was able to fund the Medic... View more info

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Battle for Crete

By: Spencer, John Hall

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: White Lion Publishers Limited: 1976

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2205228

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned.Near Fine. 1976 Hard Cover. xii, 306 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. After two years' extensive research the author has written a thorough account of the political and military background to the German invasion of Crete and the bitter fighting that followed the first airborne assault on an island in history. The book tells of confused negotiations between the British and Greek governments; the misunderstandings between Winston Churchill's Wa... View more info

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The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Symonds, John Addington

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Modern Library / Random House:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2262324

Condition: Good


Rear jacket flap stained, carries over lightly to boards, jacket price clipped, jacket edges rubbed. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 344, [6] pp. Even more than a study of one of the most heroic personalities of history, John Addington Symonds' biography of Michelangelo becomes an evaluation of the Renaissance and its most titanic symbol. Of the ninety years of Michelangelo's life, three quarters of a century was consecrated to his great works of... View more info

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The Works of Tacitus, in Two Volumes: Volume I. The Annals; Volume II. The History, Germany, Agricola, and Dialogue on Orators (The Oxford Translation, Revised, with Notes)

By: Tacitus, Cornelius

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd.: 1914

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2289115

Condition: Very Good


1914 reprint. Board edges of both volumes lightly rubbed, minor ink marginalia in volume one. We have more books available by this author!. Two volume set. The Oxford translation, revised, with notes. The Annals, Tacitus' final work, covers the period from the death of Augustus Caesar in 14 AD. He wrote at least sixteen books, but books 7–10 and parts of books 5, 6, 11 and 16 are missing. Book 6 ends with the death of Tiberius and books 7 to 12 presumably covered the r... View more info

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Florence: Its History, the Medici, the Humanists, Letters, Arts

By: Yriarte, Charles; Lansdale, Maria Hornor

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Henry T. Coates & Co.: 1897

Seller ID: 2288799

Condition: Very Good


Ink name and date on second blank, a few pages faintly foxed. 1897 Hard Cover. viii, 476 pp. Red boards with gilt titles and decor. Top page ridge gilt. Includes fold-out map. CONTENTS: Introduction; History; The Medici; The Renaissance; Illustrious Florentines; Etruscan Art; Christian Art; Architecture; Sculpture; Painting. View more info

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Venice: Its History, Art, Industries and Modern Life

By: Yriarte, Charles; Sitwell, F.J.

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The John C. Winston Co.:

Seller ID: 2287247

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date (circa 1900s). Jacket spine faintly toned, minor tear along spine head of jacket. Pencil mark on rear endpapers. 449 pp. Red cloth, gilt titles and decorations, red cloth dust jacket. Photographic plates. Fold-out map of Venice. Translated from the French by F.J. Sitwell. CONTENTS: Origin--Development--Fall of the Republic; The Archives of Venice in the Monastery of Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari; The Commerce of the Venetians--Their Navigation; The Ars... View more info

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Picasso (Gallery of Art Series)

By: [Picasso]; Apollonio, Umbro; Foligno, Cesare

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Uffici Press: 1954

Seller ID: 2276916

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, boards and pages faintly toned. 1954 Large Hardcover. 26 pp. Tipped in color illustrations. Pablo Ruiz Picasso (/p??k??so?, -?kæso?/;[2] Spanish: [?pa?lo pi?kaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invent... View more info