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41 Rand, Christopher GRECIAN CALENDAR
Oxford University Press 1962 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Author knows the background, the culture and the history of Greece, and packs an amazing amount of into his account of his visit to Greece. ; 203 pages 
Price: 5.00 USD
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42 Redford, Bruce DILETTANTI The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England
Getty Publications 2008 0892369248 / 9780892369249 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. ; 232 pages; With elegance and wit, Bruce Redford re-creates the vibrant culture of connoisseurship in Enlightenment England by investigating the multifaceted activities and achievements of the Society of Dilettanti. He dissects the British connoisseurs whose expeditions, collections, and publications laid the groundwork for the Neoclassical revival and for the scholarly study of Graeco-Roman antiquity. After the foundation of the society in 1732, portraits of the Dilettanti were painted by George Knapton, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and Sir Thomas Lawrence. These include a striking group of mock-classical and mock-religious portraits, which Redford deconstructs deliciously. The society's support of expeditions to the Levant yielded pioneering architectural and archaeological folios, from The Antiquities of Athens (1762) to Specimens of Ancient Sculpture (1809). These monumental volumes aspired to empirical exactitude in text and image alike. As Redford shows, they combine the didactic (detailed investigations into technique, condition, restoration, and provenance) with the connoisseurial (plates that bring the illustration of ancient sculpture to new artistic heights). 
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43 Salmon, Edward Togo NEMESIS OF EMPIRE
Oxford University Press 1974 0192116207 / 9780192116208 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ is price-clipped. One small closed tear on back panel of DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Ex-library copy with pocket and stamp to textblock. Tapes stains to boards. ; Compares the British Empire to the Roman Empire in their powers and their disintegration. ; Whidden Lectures; 106 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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44 Shay, Jonathan ACHILLES IN VIETNAM Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
Simon & Schuster 1995 0684813211 / 9780684813219 Softcover Very Good+ 
Light Shelfwear. Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; 0.68 x 8.41 x 5.53 Inches; 272 pages; Shay works from an intriguing premise: that the study of the great Homeric epic of war, The Iliad, can illuminate our understanding of Vietnam, and vice versa. Along the way, he compares the battlefield experiences of men like Agamemnon and Patroclus with those of frontline grunts, analyzes the berserker rage that overcame Achilles and so many American soldiers alike, and considers the ways in which societies ancient and modern have accounted for and dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder---a malady only recently recognized in the medical literature, but well attested in Homer's pages. 
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45 Shepherd, William R ATLAS OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN HISTORY
Henry Holt and Company 1932 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Discoloration to boards. Former institution stamp on fly-page. One map is torn in half but still present. Binding is still tight. ; 80 maps 
Price: 27.00 USD
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46 Smout, T. C. A CENTURY OF THE SCOTTISH PEOPLE, 1560-1830
Charles Scribner's Sons 1969 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book has light shelfwear. DJ has a bit of browning with chipping and small tears to head of DJ spine. ; 576 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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47 Smout, T. C. A CENTURY OF THE SCOTTISH PEOPLE, 1830-1950
Yale University Press 1986 0300037740 / 9780300037746 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has a bit of browning with light sunning to DJ spine. ; Second volume of T. C. Smout’s magnificent – and indispensable – account of the Scottish people, from 1830–1950.; 318 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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48 Spadolini, Giovanni (Intro) LE MONNIER Due Secoli Di Storia
Firenze Felice Le Monnier 1996 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book is fine. DJ has light shelfwear with faint sunning to spine. ; xliv+300pp + 14pls.; 300 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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49 Thiele-Dohrmann, Klaus EUROPÄISCHE KAFFEEHAUSKULTUR
Dusseldorf Artemis & Winkler 1997 353807044X / 9783538070448 Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Book is fine. Some scratches to front panel of DJ with small tear to upper corner (1 cm). ; 264pp, a few illustrations.; 264 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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50 Trevelyan, Humphry GOETHE AND THE GREEKS
Cambridge University Press 1942 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Former owner's signature on fly page. Light soiling to textblock. Back cover is lightly creased. ; 325 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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51 Trypanis, C. A. MEDIEVAL AND MODERN GREEK POETRY An Anthology
Oxford Clarendon Press 1951 Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Inner covers foxed with a bit of browning. Scholar's bookplate to inner cover (G. P. Goold). Front hinge starting to crack. Foxing/dustsoiling to top of textblock. DJ has a few tears along edges. ; Traces the evolution of Greek poetry from the end of the Ancient World to the present day, ... From the foundation of the Eastern Roman Empire to the Second World War. Shows how the heroic verse of the middle Byzantine period gradually replaced the religious poetry of the early Christian centuries; how poems displaying Western influences and the lovely folk-songs of the years of Turkish domination came next; and how these led on to the poetry of the nineteenth century, which with the demotic established as the poetic language, has once more become a poetry of a value and significance appreciated in countries far beyong Greece. ; 285 pages; Extensive English introduction and notes and glossary. Texts are in Greek. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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52 Vance, William AMERICA'S ROME Volume Two: Catholic and Contemporary Rome
Yale University Press 1989 0300044534 / 9780300044539 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A couple of corners lightly bumped. Minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; Xx, 498pp, illustrated. ; Volume 2 Only; Vol. 2; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 498 pages 
Price: 28.00 USD
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53 Varas, Augusto MILITARIZATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL ARMS RACE IN LATIN AMERICA
Boulder, CO, U.S.A. Westview Press 1985 0813300045 / 9780813300047 Hardcover Very Good 
Library of Congress ink stamps on ffep and front pastedown. Small mark to top of textblock. ; Foreign Relations of the Third World; 160 pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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54 Wilson, Isabel INDIAN EXCURSION
Longmans Canada 1966 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Canadian woman's travel memoirs on a trip to Indian cities. ; 202 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 8.00 USD
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