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And So My Garden Grows (The Mother Goose Library)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1969

Seller ID: 2291335

ISBN: 0437765040

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date (circa 1969). No jacket. Board corners lightly rubbed, ink gift note on front flyleaf verso. Unpaginated. From silver bells and cockle shells to roof-top flower pots, every kind of garden grows in these pictures of 19th-Century Italy.--Rear board. Illustrations by Peter Spier. View more info

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The Record of the Mediterranean Cruise of the United States Ship Saratoga CVA-60, Fall, Winter, Spring, 1959-1960

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Publisher: H. G. Roebuck and Son, Inc.: 1960

Seller ID: 2291347

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front endpaper, ink date on title page. Ink notes by previous owner on VA-34 Blue Blasters pages, providing names, nicknames, and assignments of other members. 1960 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60), was the second of four Forrestal-class supercarriers built for the United States Navy in the 1950s. Saratoga was the sixth U.S. Navy ship, and the second aircraft carrier, to be named for the Battles of Saratoga in the American Revolutionary War. Commissioned in 1956, she spent most of her career in th... View more info

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The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man

By: Attenborough, David

Price: $13.00

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 Sea had been born. ...explores the history and current state of this fascinating region, which became the cradle of civilizat... 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

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 justice, and thus are capable of being independent of male political and moral authority. Pamela Benson argues that the writers u... View more info

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At the Court of the Borgia, Being an Account of the Reign of Pope Alexander VI [6]

By: Burchard, Johann; Parker, Geoffrey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1997

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2290454

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. 1997 Hard Cover. 245, [3] pp. 8vo. Maps on endpapers, maps and illustrations in text. The diary of the master of ceremonies to Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Lanzol Borgia), providing a firsthand account of the ecclesiastical and political influence of the powerful Italian/Spanish family of the Italian Renaissance. While there is a great deal of speculation regarding the immorality and criminal activity of the family, this account concentrates primarily on diplomacy and political procedures of the day. View more info

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Sweet Mother

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

Price: $20.00

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

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 style. They show a great self-regard and self-assertion, sometimes running into extravagances which are impossible to credit. ... 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

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

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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Secrets of the Swamp

By: Delta, Penelope; Bobick, Ruth

Price: $15.00

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 and dedication. A child and an adolescent dominate a plot resembling that of a spy story: Jovan, the little Bulgarian, and A... 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

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. 1451; The Judges of Israel, B.C. 1426-1095; Saul the King, B.C. 1095-1056; Jonathan the Friend; David the Beloved, B.C. 1056-1... View more info

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The Road in Tuscany: A Commentary, in Two Volumes

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: $25.00

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

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 to the 'discourses' (as Horace called his satires and epistles) but also look towards the famous Odes, in four books, in the o... View more info

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Naval Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1940-1945

By: Koburger, Charles W.

Price: $25.00

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 Mediterranean during World War II. He delineates that strategy, showing its two halves, and demonstrates the roles of Yugosla... View more info

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

By: Larrabee, Stephen A.

Price: $95.00

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 juxtaposition of American and Greek history which illuminates new aspects of each society. View more info

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A Wanderer in Venice

By: Lucas, E.V.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co., Ltd.: 1923

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 2291623

Condition: Near Fine


Sixth edition. No jacket. Spine very faintly toned, ink name and date on frontispiece recto. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 318, 8 pp. Red boards. Gilt titles on spine. Front endpapers illustrated with maps of a bird's eye view of Venice. Color frontispiece. With sixteen illustrations in colour by Harry Morley. Thirty-two photographs from paintings and a map. CONTENTS: Preface to First Edition; Preface to the Revised Edition, 1923; The Bride of the Adriatic; St. Mark's: The Exterior; St. Mark's: The Interior; The Piazza and the Campanile; The Doges' Palace: ... 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

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

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

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, Naples; House of the Vettii, Pompeii, - Street in Pompe; Capri; Sorrento; Tasso Before Lenora d'Este, by Kaulbach; Positano; Rav... View more info

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Michelangelo: A Record of His Life as Told in His Own Letters and Papers

By: Michelangelo; Carden, Robert W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Constable & Company Ltd: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293316

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front hinge repaired, spine a bit faded. 1913 Hard Cover. xiv, [2], 335, [1] pp. 8vo. A biography of the famous painter of the Sistine Chapel, sculptor of the Medicean tombs, architect, and writer, compiled from his own letters and papers. Translated and edited by Robert W. Carden. Includes frontispiece and 11 plates. View more info

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In the Land of Mosques and Minarets

By: Miltoun, Francis

Price: $75.00

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

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 sunk in battle or scuttled by their own crews. U-Boats in the Mediterranean looks at the perilous history of the German submari... View more info

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U-Boats in the Mediterranean, 1941-1944

By: Paterson, Lawrence

Price: $8.00

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 scuttled by their own crews. U-Boats in the Mediterranean looks at the perilous history of the German submarine operations in th... View more info

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The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Cathaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians, in Ten Volumes [Ornithologist John Gould's Copy]

By: Rollin, [Charles]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Wilson, Robertson, and Tennent, for A. Kincaid and J. Bell, J. Dickson, Edinburgh; J. Gilmour and Son, Glasgow; E. Wilson, Dumfries; J. Meuros, Kilmarnock; and A. Angus and Son, Aberdeen: 1770

Seller ID: 2289607

Condition: Good


Half of set lacks spine labels, other labels with some loss, edges rubbed, spine leather dried, bookplate of ornithologist John Gould on front paste-down endpapers of each volume, with his name in ink on opposite page. John Gould was best known for his Birds of Australia. 1770 Full-Leather. Complete in ten volumes. 12mo. Charles Rollin (30 January 1661 – 14 December 1741) was a French historian and educator. He was born in Paris. He was the son of a cutler, and at the age of twenty-two was made a master in the Collège du Plessis. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris, rendering g... View more info

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Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth.

By: Roscoe, William

Price: $500.00

Publisher: T. Cadell: 1827

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2289645

Condition: Fair


Third edition, corrected. Some loss from spines, volume 1 frontispiece stained, ink name and owner bookplate on front endpapers of each volume. A good candidate for restoration. 1827 Hard Cover. Complete in four volumes. Vellum spines and corners, morocco spine labels, gilt titles and decorations, marbled boards. A biography of Pope Leo the Tenth, who served from 1513-1521. A member of the influential Medici family, Leo granted indulgences to donors for the reconstruction of St. Peter's Basilica, which Martin Luther denounced in his 95 Theses. Despite these difficulties, Leo is also remembered... View more info

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Lives of the Early Medici as Told in Their Correspondence

By: Ross, Janet

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290357

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine faintly toned. 1910 Hard Cover. xix, 351 pp. Blue boards. Deckled edges. With 12 portraits and facsimiles. CONTENTS: Introductory; Cosimo Di Giovanni De' Medici (1389-1464); Piero Di Cosimo De' Medici (1416-1469); Lorenzo Di Piero De' Medici (1450-1492); Index. Includes illustrations. View more info

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The Medici

By: Schevill, Ferdinand

Price: $10.00

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 Medici Bank. This bank was the largest in Europe during the 15th century, and it facilitated the Medicis' rise to political power ... View more info

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Battle for Crete

By: Spencer, John Hall

Price: $10.00

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 War Cabinet and commanders in the field; the near capture of the King of Greece; the lack of preparation by the defenders and t... 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

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 art. The unexcelled sculpture figures and the impassioned sonnets suggest two facets of his complex creative personality. Th... 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

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 reigns of Caligula and Claudius. The remaining books cover the reign of Nero, perhaps until his death in June 68 or until the ... View more info