More BOOKS for Tucson — Rich With History!

Hi,  I am continuing to go through an interesting selection of old books that I acquired.  Looks like I’m going to have the BEST HISTORY SECTION IN TUCSON…   But History isn’t ALL that’s here…   a lot of OTHER things are turning up~   See below! I LOVE CURIOUS AND UNUSUAL BOOKS, Here is a small part of the batch I’m going through right now:  I researched these titles today!

Abbot Guibert of Nogent and Benton, John F. (editor, and introduction). SELF AND SOCIETY IN MEDIEVAL FRANCE :  THE MEMOIRS OF ABBOT GUIBERT OF NOGENT. New York, Harper & Row, 1970. Rrprint edition. Good, with notations on f.e.p., and variously, in about a third of the book. Covers very good.  $6.00

Abel, Theodore. WHY HITLEE CAME INTO POWER. Cambridge, Harvard University Press. 1986. Softcover.  Very good condition throughout with onr light diagonal crease to lower front cover.  $8.00

Auden, W.H.  POEMS. London.  Faber & Faber, 1934.  Hardcover. This is the reprint of the 1933 second edition, the third printing overall. Light blue lettering on a kind of light gray-green cloth. Deckled outer and lower edges. Lower corners and a few edges slightly bruised. Tidy gift inscription to f.e.p. Text and interior are very good to fine throughout. $25.00

Baldwin Hanson W.  WORLD WAR I : AN OUTLINE HISTORY. New York, Grove Press / Black Cat Book. 1962. Softcover.181 pgs incl. index. Very good to fine condition throughout, Light cover rubbing. $6.00

Balston, Thomas. THE LIFE OF JONATHAN MARTIN INCENDIARY OF YORK MINSTER. London, Macmillan, 1945.  Very good to fine in a very good dustjacket which is a bit dark, with a couple o small stains and 1/2 tears at top edge. Scarce.  $25.00

Batchelder, Samuel F.,  BITS OF HARVARD HISTORY. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1924.  Second Impression. Faded gilt lettering and design on blindstamped light red cloth covers. Top edge gilt;  deckled. Text and interior are fine condition throughout. Scarce. $34.00

Boulogne, Charles-Damian.  MY FRIENDS THE SENSES. Translated by Jane Howes. London, Burns & Oates. 1954.  Hardcover. Black lettering on light blue boards. In dustjacket which is torn about 1/2″ at the spine extremities.  Text and interior are very good throughout.  $18.00

Branner, Robert (editor) CHARTRES CATHEDRAL : ILLUSTRATIONS : INTRODUCTORY ESSAY : DOCUMENTS : ANALYSIS : CRITICISM. New York, W.W. Norton, 1969. Softcover. Later printing.  Price excized with black ink on cover, and corners slightly creased. Otherwise very good throughout, without a bit of wear or damage to the text or interior.   $10.00

Brown, Peter.  THE WOELD OF LATE ANTIQUITY : AD 150–750. With 130 Illustrastions, 17 in color.  New York, Harcourt Brace.  1978.  Softcover.  Very good condition throughout with no wear, markings, etc.  $7.50

Chuduba, Bohdan. THE MEANING OF CIVILIZATION.  New York, P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1951.  First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition throughout, with dustjacket having a few very small abrasions or spots, but texxt and interior is very good throughout.  $20.00

Cotterilll, H.B. ANCIENT GREECE. Oracle Books, Royston, 1996. Softcover. Very good throughout. Bright illustrated covers. Odd, vague light crease to cover. $9.00

Fest, Joachim C.  THE FACE OF THE THIRD REICH : PORTRAITS OF THE NAZI LEADERSHIP. New York. Pantheon Books, 1970. Very good condition throughout, with the very tips of corners slightly bent, and mild page tanning.  $7.00

Forster, Robert and Greene, Jack P., PRECONDITIONS OF REVOLUTION IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE.  Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press.  First Paperbook Edition, 1972.  In the Johns Hopkins Symposia in Comparative History series. Slight shelf-wear at some edges and corners. Text and interior very good throughout.  $8.00

Gay, John.  POEMS OF JOHN GAY. Edited by John Underhill.  Vol. II.  London. George Routledge. No date given. Hardcover. Very good throughout, with light stain to fore edge, lower corners bumped. Text and interior are very good to fine throughout. $10.00

Greenaway, Kate (illustrator).  MOTHER GOOSE OR THE OLD NURSERY RHYMES. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. London, Frederick Warne & Co.  No date.  Illustrated hardcover in illustrated wraps. Green cloth with rose lettering mostly covered by milkmaid illustration. This copy has been in an estate for many years. Printed by Edmund Evans in Rose Place, London E. Very good to fine throughout, in a very good dustjacket that has less than an inch of the top edge chipped  $75.00

Hatton, Ragnhild. EUROPE IN THE AGE OF LOUIS XIV. New York, Harcourt, Brace. 1969. Softcover. 213 illustrations,  14 in color.  263 pg. incl. index. Bookshop’s stamp in light purple on inside back cover.  Otherwise, very good throughout. $8.00

Havelock, Eric A., THE LITERATE REVOLUTION IN GREECE AN ITS CULTURAL CONSEQUENCES. Princeton, NJ.  Princeton University Press, 1982. Softcover. 362 pgs. Good to very good throughout, save few edges and corners slightly bent, and annotations on a dozen pages or less. Scarce. $24.00

Hoffman, David (editor). A NEW HIEROGLYPHICAL BIBLE. WITH FOUR HUNDRED EMBELLISHMENTS ON WOOD. (Orig. publ. date: 1836).  New York. An American Heritage Attic Reprint. 1970. Hardcover.  Quarter-leather over paper boards illustrated with Biblical scenes. $12.00

Holbein, Hans. DIE MALERFAMILIE HOLBEIN IN BASEL, AUSSTELLUNGSKATALO KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL 1960. Softcover. Illustrated throughout. 342 pgs. + 113 pgs of b&w plates. Mild shelfwear, edges and corners are very good. Text and interior are very good throughout, a few of the very tips of page corners,  sl bumped.  $20.00

Holt, Elizabeth Gilmore.  A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF ART: THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE  Volume I : The Middle Ages and the Renaissance.  Very good condition throughout, with several tips of corners sl creased.  $8.00

Jansen, Rudy. THE BOOK OF HINDU IMAGRRY : GODS, MANIFESTATIONS, AND THEIR MEANING. Binkey Kok, Diever, Holland. 1995. Softcover. More than 100 illustrations and several photos. Very good to fine condition throughout. Inocuous sticker removal from cover.  $12.00

Kopp, Joseph V.  TEILHARD DE CHARDIN EXPLAINED. Cork, The Mercier Press. Second Printing, 1965. Softcover. Very good to fine throughout without.  But can one really explain de Chardin in 72 pgs? Rare. Couldn’t find another copy anywhere. $20.00

Kung, Hans. THE CHURCH — MAINTAINED IN TRUTH : A THEOLOGICAL MEDITATION. New York, Vintage Books, 1982. First Vintage edition, February 1982. Softcover. Very good to fine condition throughout. No visible signs of wear.  $7.00

Luvaas, Jay (editor and translator) and Frederick the Great. FREDERICK THE GREAT ON THE ART OF WAR. New York, Da Capo Press, 1999.  Softcover. Fine condition throughout without a sign of wear.  $8.00

Male, Emile.  THE GOTHIC IMAGE. RELIGIOUS ART IN FRANCE OF THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY. New York, Harper & Row, 1958. First edition thus. Illustrated throughout. Very good condition throughout, with some corners and edges showing slight shelf-wear. Tiny creases, first few page-edges.  $7.00

Maltin, Leonard.  MOVIE COMEDY TEAMS. New York. Plume / New American Library. 1985. Softcover. First Plume paperback edition. Very good throughout, with tiny crease on one corner only.  $15.00

Mann, Thomas.  MEISTERERZAHLUNGEN. Tristan, Tonio Kroger, Der Tod in Vnedig, & Mario und der Zauberer. Conzett & Huber. 1945. Hardcover. Gilt lettering on blindstamped brown cloth covers. Very good to fine throughout. In a very good dustjacket, a little rough at top and bottom edges, otherwise very good.  $12.00

Maeeiorr, J.A.E. and Robertson, C.G. THE EVOLUTION OF PRUSSIA : THE MAKING OF AN EMPIRE. Oxford, 1946. Revised Edition. Bright gilt on black covers. 499 pgs. Square, tight, lower edges sl bumped. Text and interior are very good throughout. $15.00

Miller, Henry.  BLACK SPRING. Paris, The Obelisk Press.  Wraps. 1938.  Deckled edges. 269 pgs. ending ‘1934-35’. Worn edges and corners, and missing the lower portion of the spine-covering.  Just starting to come apart. Research indicates this is the rare and desirable second printing.  $75.00

Miller, Henry. TROPIC OF CAPRICORN. Paris. The Obelisk Press.  Wraps. ‘Le 30 Novembre, 1954″.  362 pgs. Spine starting to peel at the bottom.  Covers somewhat used and worn, but text and interior are good+. Light blue mark resembling lipstick kiss on a latter page.  Rare. $75.00

Monk, Samuel H., THE SUBLIME : A STUDY OF CRITICAL THEORIES IN XVIII-CENTURY ENGLAND. Ann Arbor Paperbacks, University of Michigan. Second Printing, 1962.  Very good throughout, with no visible damage. A title that is hard to find in very good conditon. $24.00

Moritz, Carl Philip. JOURNEYS OF A GERMAN IN ENGLAND : A WALKING-TOUR OF ENGLAND IN 1782. London, Eland Books, 1982. First Paperback edition.  Very good to Fine condition throughout, without signs of wear, except very tips of top corners slightly bent.  $12.00

O’Dea, John. HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS AND LADIES’ AUXILIARY. In Three Volumes — I, II & III. Philadelphia. National Board of the A.O.H.  1923.  Hardcover. Partly-faded gilt, slightly uneven on the three volumes, on patterned shiny dark green covers. Some corners slightly bumped. Text and interior good to very good throughout.  One leaf in Vol. I was printed incorrectly, too large, and was folded diagonally;  present, but out of the way. Scarce set!   $200.00.

Phillips, Mark. THE MEMOIR OF MARCO PARENTI  A LIFE IN MEDICI FLORENCE. Heinemann. London. 1990. Softcover.  A “vivid description of the world of a Florentine patrician.” Rmbellishments upon a true story.  Very good to fine condition throughout, without signs of wear, and no markings. $18.00

Reinhardt, Kurt F.  GERMANY : 2000 YEARS. Revised Edition. Volume I.  THE RISE AND FALL OF THE HOLY EMPIRE. New York. Continuum / Frederick Ungar. 1992. Softcover. Very good to fine throughout;  no signs of wear or damage. $9.00

St. Francis de Sales. INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVOUT LIFE. London, Methuen. 1906. Hardcover. Dark cloth covers stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. Good to very good. Some tiny edge bumps. Top of spine torn 1/2″. Text and interior, very good throughout.  $15.00

Schultz, Vernon B.  SOUTHWESTERN TOWN : THE STORY OF WILLCOX, ARIZONA. Friends of the Elsie S. Hogan Community Library, no place given, 1994.  With 1990 Update by Don Dale and 1994 Update by Phyllis de la Garza. Softcover.  154 pgs. + index.  Very good throuough without markings or any signs of wear,  trace of price sticker removal on cover.  Scarce. $14.00


Sime, William.  HISTORY OF THE INQUISITION FROM ITS ESTABLISHMENT TO THE PRESENT TIME. Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1913. Hardcover. Gilt lettering and patterns on slightly foraged black cloth, slightly sunned spine.  Two rough edges , slight discoloration. Text and interior  One plate shows: “Torture — the pulley and fire,” and frontis shows “an Auto-da-fe.” $20.00

Tawney, R.H.  RELIGION AND THE RISE OF CAPITALISM. Pelican, Harmondsworth, 1969. Reprint edition. Was Puritanism one of the parents of Capitalism? A study of religious thought on social issues during three centuries. Bottom of title page is torn in a strange, unaccountable way. Otherwise, very good throughout, nice, bright covers.  Scarce.  $8.00

Thucydides. THE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF THUCYDIDES : THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR. The Unabridged Crawley Translation with an Introduction by Joseph Gavorse. New York, Modern Library, 1934.  First Modern Library Edition. 516 pgs.  Gilt stamped on green cloth covers, sunned spine. Fold-out color map at frontis. Very good to fine condition throughout without any markings or signs of wear.  $20.00

Tyrrell, S.J., George, LEX ORANDI Or PRAYER AND CREED. Longmans, Green. London. 1904.  Hardcover.  Gilt on brown cloth covers. 216 + xii. Very good condition throughout text and interior,  with small light stains on back cover and a touch on the spine.  With the bookplate of the Pacific Union Club, San Francisco, on the front pastedown and a stamp on a blank page prior to half-title showing this was given to the Pacific Union under the Will of Captain Albert H. Payson, 1931.  $22.00

Wu-Chi, Liu. A SHORT HISTOEY OF CONFUCIAN PHILOSOPHY. New York, Dell / Delta Book, 1964. (1955 was First). Softcover.  Very good throughout, lightly rubbed, and with a few marks,  minor illiterate mumblings, on back cover over. $7.00

Wycherley, R.E.  HOW THE GREEKS BUILT CITIES. New York,  W.W. Norton, 1976. Softcover. Illustrated with drawings and graphs. Very good throughout with no visible signs of wear.  $9.00

Zimmern, Alfred.  THE GREEK COMMONWEALTH : POLITICS AND ECONOMIC IN FIFTH-CENTURY ATHENS. Fifth Edition, Revised.  New York. A Galaxy Book, Oxford University Press, 1961. Very good throughout.  Light shelfwear to very edges and corners, text and interior are very good throughout.  $8.00


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