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1 Fille de Joie: The Book of Courtesans, Sporting Girls, Ladies of the Evening, Madams, a Few Occasionals & Some Royal Favorites
NY: Grove Press 1967 First Edition Large Format Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Large quarto. Fully illustrated. Literary and historical overview of Sporting Life the world over, from the Kama Sutra to the impact of the telephone on the modern call girl, and in literature from Casanova to Henry Miller. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing to several corners. Splendid stuff! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Titanic: The Official Story April 14-15, 1912
NY: Random House Inc. 1997 0375501150 / 9780375501159 First Edition Unbound As New As New 
First printing. Boxed set of facsimile documents reproduced from the originals, including the Titanic's deck plans, lifeboat certification, the final telegram from the ship, newspaper front pages, etc. Over one hundred pages of documents. A must for the Titanic enthusiast, now out of print. Very fine, still sealed in the publisher's original shrink wrap. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Aldred, Cyril Jewels of the Pharaohs
NY: Praeger Publishers 1971 Hard Cover Very Near Fine Very Near Fine 
First edition. With 193 illustrations, 100 in full color. Distinguished Egyptologist Aldred discusses jewelry pieces from the greatest collections in the world, detailing their meaning and history, their artistic significance, and the techniques used in their execution. A Very Near Fine copy (PO's name penned to FFEP) in a very near fine dust jacket. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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4 Anonymous (John Shepley, Translator) Berlinguer and the Professor
NY: Viking 1976 0670158828 / 9780670158829 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Very Near Fine Very Near Fine 
First US edition, first printing. Infamous novel of a Communist takover in Italy. Very near fine in like dust jacket. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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5 Attenborough, Richard In Search of Gandhi
London & NY: The Bodley Head and New Century Publishers 1982 0-8329-0237-3 / 9780832902376 First Edition Large Format Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Large format hardcover, fully illustrated with color and b/w photographs. Attenborough's tale of his obsession with filming the story of Gandhi, taking him to near bankruptcy and sparking controversy in India, and the triumphant resulting film (which won the Best Picture Oscar). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Behr, Edward Hirohito: Behind the Myth
NY: Villard 1989 0394580729 / 9780394580722 
First edition. By the author of The Last Emperor. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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7 Butler, John The Quest for Becket's Bones: The Mystery of the Relics of St. Thomas Becket of Canterbury
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press 1995 0300061153 / 9780300061154 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Fully illustrated in color and b/w. Recounts the quest for St. Thomas Becket's bones over eight centuries, and includes startling new evidence that has only recently come to light. An intriguing story of politics, science, religiion, conjecture, and romanticism, it explores the mystery of the survival of Catholic England's most precious relics, and presents a telling hypothesis as to their fate. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Carter, Howard, A. C. Mace and Harry Burton Wonderful Things: The Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb
NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1977 0870991523 / 9780870991523 Original Wraps Very Good+ 
Spiralbound. Abridged from the three-volume set by Carter and Mace; photographs by Burton. Profusely illustrated. 84 pp. PO's name and date to the half-title page. Very good to near fine condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Diamond, Jared Guns, Germs and Steel : The Fates of Human Societies
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1997 0-393-03891-2 / 9780393038910 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Later printing. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Illustrated with photographs. A clean, very near fine copy in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Dodek, Miriam Selker River of Wonders
Tel-Aviv: Joshua Chachik Publishing House 1967 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
First printing. Illustrated in two-color and b/w drawings. Enchanting stories based on the lore of Ancient Egypt. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good or better dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Beast Within/a History of the Werewolf, Douglas, Adam
11 Douglas, Adam The Beast Within/a History of the Werewolf
London: Chapmans Publishers Ltd 1993 1855925745 / 9781855925748 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Illustrated. A history of one of man's most potent symbols, ranging from early Palaeolithic animal cults to modern psychiatric wards, examining lycanthropy in Classical Greece and Ancient Egypt, in Celtic, Norse and even Christian mythology. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Duggan, Alfred My Life for My Sheep: A Biography of Thomas A Becket
NY: Coward McCann 1955 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
First edition. Biography of the twelfth century priest who became the Chancellor of England and then Archbishop of Canterbury. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some toning. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13 Dupuy, Trevor Nevitt, and Grace Person Hayes The Campaigns on the Turkish Fronts (The Military History of World War I Series)
NY: Franklin Watts 1967 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Fully illustrated with photographs. Includes Turkish offensives in the Caucasus, Egypt, and the Persian Gulf, the naval effort at the Dardanelles, Gallipoli, the Mesopotamian Front, and many other campaigns. PO's small stamp to top of FFEP, else fine in fine, price-clipped dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Goodenough, Simon Citizens of Rome
NY: Crown 1979 0-517-53750-8 / 9780517537503 First Edition Large Format Hard Cover Very Near Fine Very Near Fine 
First printing. Fully illustrated in color and b/w. Looks behind the calm and austere mask of empire and finds out how the ordinary Roman spent his day. A very near fine copy in like dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Gruener, James Olmec Riddle: An Inquiry into the Origin of Pre-Columbian Civilization
Rancho Santa Fe, CA Vengreen Pubns 1987 0942185560 / 9780942185560 First Edition Hard Cover Very Near Fine Very Near Fine 
First printing. Illustrated with color and b/w photographs and in line. A very near fine copy in like dust jacket. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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16 Howarth, David 1066: The Year of the Conquest
NY: Viking 1977 0670696013 / 9780670696017 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Illustrated. Brings alive the struggle for the English succession, won by the able and fated Harold, the separate invaion from Norway by raucous King Harald Hardrada and Tostig, the deposed Earl of Northumbria, brilliantly foiled by Harold at Stamford Bridge only days before William's landing, and vividly re-creates the invasion and battle themselves. PO's (small) name to top of FFEP, else fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Huizinga, J. The Waning of the Middle Ages
NY: St. Martin's Press 1984 0312855400 / 9780312855406 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing of this reissue of the 1924 edition. Illustrated. PO's name and date to the top of FFEP, else fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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18 Kann, Robert A. A History of the Habsburg Empire 1526-1918
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press 1977 0520024087 / 9780520024083 Hard Cover Very Near Fine Fine 
Second printing with corrections. Describes, surveys, and discusses the major historical aspects of the Habsburg empire -- diplomatic, political, socioeconomic, and cultural. A very near fine copy in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Miller, John, and Benedict Cosgrove Gluttony: Ample Tales of Epicurean Excess
San Francisco: Chronicle Books 1996 0811812693 / 9780811812696 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. From "The Chronicles of Sin" series. Illustrated. Short stories, essays, and excerpts by a wide range of authors, from Shakespeare to Woody Allen. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Moorhead, Caroline The Lost Treasures of Troy
London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1994 0-297-81500-8 / 9780297815006 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First edition. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Small PO's name to FFEP, else very fine in like dust jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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