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  • 1000 NUDES : A History of Erotic Photography from 1839-1939 - 2ND HAND
    1000 NUDES : A History of Erotic Photography from 1839-1939 - 2ND HAND
    ISBN: 9783822847688
    Title: 1000 NUDES : A History of Erotic Photography from 1839-1939 - 2ND HAND
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy.

    This book offers a cross-section of the history of nude photography, ranging from the earliest nude daguerrotypes and ethnographic nude photographs to experimental nude photography. All the pictures shown are taken from the late Uwe Scheid?s collection, which was one of the world?s largest and most important collections of erotic photography.


    Imprint: TASCHEN - NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 1001 ALBUMS YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE - 2ND HAND
    1001 ALBUMS YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE - 2ND HAND
    DIMERY ROBERT (ED)
    ISBN: 9780733316531
    Title: 1001 ALBUMS YOU MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE - 2ND HAND
    Author: DIMERY ROBERT (ED)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a musical reference book first published in 2005 by Universe Publishing. It compiles writings and information on albums chosen by a panel of music critics to be the most important, influential, and best in popular music between the 1950s and the 2010s.[1] The book was edited by Robert Dimery, an English writer and editor who had previously worked for magazines such as Time Out and Vogue.[2]

    Each entry in the book's list of albums is accompanied by a short essay written by a music critic, along with pictures, quotes, and additional information (such as the album's running time and producer). Only albums consisting fully of original material by a particular artist were included, which meant that compilations by various artists, including film soundtracks, were also excluded.



    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 1914 : The Year the World Ended - 2ND HAND
    1914 : The Year the World Ended - 2ND HAND
    HAM PAUL
    ISBN: 9781864711424
    Title: 1914 : The Year the World Ended - 2ND HAND
    Author: HAM PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition.

    "Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth- 1914 did. In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient political systems and set the course for the bloodiest century in human history. In the longer run, the events of 1914 set the world on the path toward the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism and the Cold War. In 1914- The Year the World Ended, award-winning historian Paul Ham tells the story of the outbreak of the Great War from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives.Along the way, he debunks several stubborn myths. European leaders, for example, did not stumble or sleepwalk into war, as many suppose. They fully understood that a small conflict in the Balkans the tinderbox at the heart of the continent could spark a European war. They well knew what their weapons could do. Yet they carried on. They accepted and, in some cases, even seemed to relish what they saw as an inevitable clash of arms.

    Imprint: WILLIAM HEINEMAN
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES - 2ND HAND
    ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES - 2ND HAND
    ISEGAWA MOSES
    ISBN: 9780375406133
    Title: ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES - 2ND HAND
    Author: ISEGAWA MOSES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, signed and dated by the author (5/03/08 Adelaide), in a near fine dust jacket. First Edition.

    Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children" and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Moses Isegawa's Abyssinian Chronicles tells a riveting story of twentieth-century Africa that is passionate in vision and breathtaking in scope.
    At the center of this unforgettable tale is Mugezi, a young man who manages to make it through the hellish reign of Idi Amin and experiences firsthand the most crushing aspects of Ugandan society: he withstands his distant father's oppression and his mother's cruelty in the name of Catholic zeal, endures the ravages of war, rape, poverty, and AIDS, and yet he is able to keep a hopeful and even occasionally amusing outlook on life. Mugezi's hard-won observations form a cri de coeur for a people shaped by untold losses.




    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ADELAIDE : A SENSE OF DIFFERENCE - 2ND HAND
    ADELAIDE : A SENSE OF DIFFERENCE - 2ND HAND
    WHITELOCK DEREK
    ISBN: 9780875606576
    Title: ADELAIDE : A SENSE OF DIFFERENCE - 2ND HAND
    Author: WHITELOCK DEREK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy of the revised third edition. Signed.

    Renowned for its Victorian stone architecture, green belt parklands, international Festival of Arts, Mediterranean climate, and fine wines the city of Adelaide has always been admire. Now, historian and environmentalist, Dr Derek Whitelock tells his story of Adelaide, and includes 12 essays by eminent Adeladians.

    Imprint: ARCADIA BOOKS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PASTRY CHEF - 2ND HAND
    ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PASTRY CHEF - 2ND HAND
    FRIBERG BO
    ISBN: 9780471359265
    Title: ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PASTRY CHEF - 2ND HAND
    Author: FRIBERG BO
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.

    Up-to-date, advanced techniques for the professional pastry chef and serious home baker The Advanced Professional Pastry Chef brings up-to-date coverage of the latest baking and pastry techniques to a new generation of pastry chefs and serious home bakers. This book covers advanced material and - like chef Bo's classic The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, Fourth Edition - contains contemporary information to meet the needs of today's pastry kitchen. This volume contains nearly 500 recipes, which emphasize the techniques and presentations offered in top restaurants and bakeshops today. Topics covered in depth include:* Decorated cakes* Modernist desserts* Wedding cakes and holiday favorites* Sugar work* Marzipan figures* Chocolate decorationsIllustrated step-by-step instructions demystify even the most complex techniques and preparations, while over 100 vivid color photographs bring finished dishes to life

    Imprint: WILEY
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • AFTER THE VICTORIANS - 2ND HAND
    AFTER THE VICTORIANS - 2ND HAND
    WILSON A N
    ISBN: 9780091794842
    Title: AFTER THE VICTORIANS - 2ND HAND
    Author: WILSON A N
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages tanned, in a very good, lightly scuffed , dust jacket. First edition.

    The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson has charted, in vivid detail, Britain's rise to world dominance, a tale of how one small island nation came to be the mightiest, richest country on earth, reigning over much of the globe. Now in his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians, he describes how in little more than a generation Britain's power and influence in the world would virtually dissolve.

    In After the Victorians, Wilson presents a panoramic view of an era, stretching from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 to the dawn of the cold war in the early 1950s. He offers riveting accounts of the savagery of World War I and the world-altering upheaval of the Communist Revolution. He explains Britain's role in shaping the destiny of the Middle East. And he casts a bright new light on the World War II years: Britain played a central role in defeating Germany but at a severe cost. The nation would emerge from the war bankrupt and fatally weakened, sidelined from world politics, while America would assume the mantle of dominant world power, facing off against the Soviet Union in the cold war. Wilson's perspective is not confined to the trenches of the battlefield and the halls of parliament: he also examines the parallel story of the beginnings of Modernism-he visits the novelists, philosophers, poets, and painters to see what they reveal about the activities of the politicians, scientists, and generals.

    Blending military, political, social, and cultural history of the most dramatic kind, A.N. Wilson offers an absorbing portrait of the decline of one of the world's great powers. The result is a fresh account of the birth pangs of the modern world, as well as a timely analysis of imperialism and its discontents.


    Imprint: HUTCHINSON PUBLISHERS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • AGAINST A DARK BACKGROUND - 2ND HAND
    AGAINST A DARK BACKGROUND - 2ND HAND
    BANKS IAIN M
    ISBN: 9781857230314
    Title: AGAINST A DARK BACKGROUND - 2ND HAND
    Author: BANKS IAIN M
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition.

    Sharrow was once the leader of a personality-attuned combat team in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the civilisation based around the planet Golter. Now she is hunted by the Huhsz, a religious cult which believes that she is the last obstacle before the faith's apotheosis, and her only hope of escape is to find the last of the apocalyptically powerful Lazy Guns before the Huhsz find her. Her journey through the exotic Golterian system is a destructive and savage odyssey into her past, and that of her family and of the system itself.


    Imprint: ORBIT
    RRP: $60.00

    Price: $60.00
  • AMERICAN JOURNEYS - 2ND HAND
    AMERICAN JOURNEYS - 2ND HAND
    WATSON DON
    ISBN: 9781740513166
    Title: AMERICAN JOURNEYS - 2ND HAND
    Author: WATSON DON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, ghost of erased price on FFE in a near fine dust jacket.
    First edition.

    Only in America - the most powerful democracy on earth, home to the best and worst of everything - are the most extreme contradictions possible. In a series of journeys in 2005 and 2006, acclaimed author Don Watson set out to explore the nation that has influenced him more than any other. Travelling by rail gave Watson a unique and seductive means of peering into the United States, a way to experience life with its citizens: long days with the American landscape and American towns and American history unfolding on the outside, while inside a tiny particle of the American people talked among themselves. Watson's experiences are profoundly affecting: he witnesses the terrible aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast; explores the savage history of the Deep South, the heartland of the Civil War; and journeys to the remarkable wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. Yet it is through the people he meets that Watson discovers the incomparable genius of America, its optimism, sophistication and riches - and also its darker side, its disavowal of failure and uncertainty. Beautifully written, with gentle power and sly humour, AMERICAN JOURNEYS investigates the meaning of the United States: its confidence, its religion, its heroes, its violence, and its material obsessions. The things that make America great are also its greatest flaws.



    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art In America - 2ND HAND
    AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art In America - 2ND HAND
    HUGHES ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781860465338
    Title: AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art In America - 2ND HAND
    Author: HUGHES ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy.

    Beginning where American art itself began - five centuries ago, with the native Americans and the first Spanish invaders in the Southwest - this book travels through to the late 1990s. It tells the story of how American artistic tradition was created: by public taste; by a landscape of unparalleled variety and richness; by a culture that stretched into dozens of foreign lands; and by a gallery of brilliant and idiosyncratic painters, sculptors and architects. Biographies, critical commentaries and anecdotes are included.


    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art in America - 2ND HAND
    AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art in America - 2ND HAND
    HUGHES ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781860463723
    Title: AMERICAN VISIONS : The Epic History of Art in America - 2ND HAND
    Author: HUGHES ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, showing signs of use, in a very good dust jacket. First edition.

    Beginning where American art itself began - five centuries ago, with the native Americans and the first Spanish invaders in the Southwest - this book travels through to the late 1990s. It tells the story of how American artistic tradition was created: by public taste; by a landscape of unparalleled variety and richness; by a culture that stretched into dozens of foreign lands; and by a gallery of brilliant and idiosyncratic painters, sculptors and architects. Biographies, critical commentaries and anecdotes are included.


    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • ANASTASIA : THE LIFE OF ANNA ANDERSON - 2ND HAND
    ANASTASIA : THE LIFE OF ANNA ANDERSON - 2ND HAND
    KURTH PETER
    ISBN: 9780712662673
    Title: ANASTASIA : THE LIFE OF ANNA ANDERSON - 2ND HAND
    Author: KURTH PETER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy. Pages tanned.

    In 1918, Tsar Nicholas II and his family were shot in the Russian Revolution. In 1920, a woman who many believe was the Grand Duchess Anastasia was rescued from a canal in Berlin. This is her story.



    Imprint: PIMLICO
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • ANATOMY OF A WAR : Vietnam the United States and the Modern Historical Experience - 2ND HAND
    ANATOMY OF A WAR : Vietnam the United States and the Modern Historical Experience - 2ND HAND
    KOLKO GABRIEL
    ISBN: 9781565842182
    Title: ANATOMY OF A WAR : Vietnam the United States and the Modern Historical Experience - 2ND HAND
    Author: KOLKO GABRIEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy. Reprint

    A synthesis of the revolutionary struggle and war in Vietnam, the most controversial political event in recent American history. This book balances the three sides in the protracted struggle: the Communist Party, the Republic of Vietnam and the United States, and explores the underlying political and social structures that determined significant elements of the war.

    Imprint: THE NEW PRESS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ANCIENT EVENINGS - 2ND HAND
    ANCIENT EVENINGS - 2ND HAND
    MAILER NORMAN
    ISBN: 9780333340257
    Title: ANCIENT EVENINGS - 2ND HAND
    Author: MAILER NORMAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition.

    "Norman Mailer's dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era- the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer's reincarnated protagonist is carried through the exquisite gardens of the royal harem, along the majestic flow of the Nile, and into the terrifying clash of battle. An extraordinary work of inventiveness, Ancient Evenings lives on in the mind long after the last page has been turned. bPraise for Ancient Evenings i Astounding, beautifully written . . . a leap of imagination that crosses three millennia to Pharaonic Egypt. USA Today Mailer makes a miraculous present out of age-deep memories, bringing to life the rhythms, the images, the sensuousness of a lost time. The New York Times i Mailer's Egypt is a haunting and magical place. . . . The reader wallows in the scope, depth, the sheer magnitude and yes the fertility of his imagination.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - 2ND HAND
    ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - 2ND HAND
    MCCULLOUCH COLLEEN
    ISBN: 9780732283209
    Title: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCCULLOUCH COLLEEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition.

    McCullough continues her Masters of Rome series with the seventh and final installment, Antony and Cleopatra. The novel spans the years 41 BC to 27 BC, from the aftermath of the Battle of Philippi and the suicide of Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus until the downfall of the second triumvirate, the final war of the Roman Republic and the renaming of Octavian to Augustus in 27 BC . The novel, which was McCullough's last in the series, focuses mainly on the famous love story between Mark Antony, victor at Philippi, and queen Cleopatra, earlier the lover of Julius Caesar.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ARABESQUE : MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    ARABESQUE : MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF GREG / MALOUF LUCY
    ISBN: 9781864980738
    Title: ARABESQUE : MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF GREG / MALOUF LUCY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in a very good jacket, spine a little faded. First edition.

    With over 170 recipes complementing this guided tour of forty-two essential ingredients, the Maloufs passion for the aromas, flavours and textures of modern Middle East cuisine come bursting through on every page. Almonds - Apricots - Artichokes - Beans - Burghul - Cardamom - Cheese - Chickpeas - Chillies - Cinnamon - Coriander - Couscous - Cumin - Dates - Eggplants - Figs - Garlic - Ginger - Honey - Lamb - Lemons - Lentils - Mint - Olives and Olive Oil - Orange-Blossom Water - Parsley - Pastry - Pine Nuts - Pistachios - Pomegranates - Quinces - Rice - Rosewater - Saffron - Sesame Seeds - Siverbeet and Spinach - Sumac - Thyme - Turkish Coffee - Vine Leaves - Watermelon - Yoghurt



    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
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