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Image for The Grand Turk - Sultan Mehmet II - Conqueror of Constantinople and Master of an Empire

The Grand Turk - Sultan Mehmet II - Conqueror of Constantinople and Master of an Empire

By: Freely, John

Price: £8.50

Publisher: New York, The Overlook Press: 2009

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7055


Hardback, 234mm x 135mm green and black card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, xvii prelims, 265+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. US edition of Biography of the Muslim conqueror who finally ended the Eastern Roman Empire in 1453. Catalogue: European History. Keywords: Mehmet, Ottoman, Constantinople, 1453 View more info

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Prince in Captivity - based on the memoirs and unpublished letters of Antoine Philippe d'Orleans, Duc de Montpensier 1775-1807

By: Hay, Malcolm

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7061


Hardback, 216mm x 144mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 252pp. Good +/Good. Tiny mark to front board, spine and boards otherwise impressively clean. Book has been read and block edges show evidence of handling. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear with chipping to edges. Memoirs of a French aristocrat who suffered imprisonment during the Revolution. Catalogue: European History. Keywords: France, Revolution, aristocrat View more info

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April Blood - Florence and the Plot against the Medici

By: Martines, Lauro

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7020


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition6th state, xviii prelims, 302pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book has been read, block just a little wobbly, single tiny mark to right block edge, still very good condition. Dustwrapper spine is just a little bumped, else clean with minimal wear. Account of a failed 1478 plot to assassinate the two heads of the Medici family in Florence cathedral, revealing all the simmerin... View more info

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The Rise of the Dutch Republic - A History

By: Motley, John Lothrop

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons:

Seller ID: 1223


Hardback, 185mm x 121mm nar cloth boards, gilt titles, , ix, xi, viii prelims, 485, 527, 518pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Three-volume set of books has been read - some darkening and grubby edgewear to block, spines and boards bumped, colour of spines with small stains to vols. 1 and 3. Binding tight throughout. Very isolated pencil notes No date or edition given for this comprehensive history of the nascent Dutch nation, but internal and external evidence suggests... View more info

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The United Netherlands

By: Motley, John Lothrop

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1875

Seller ID: 1224


Hardback, 184mm x 124mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , xii, vii, viii, x prelims, 503, 535, 580, 563pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Four-volume set is generally bumped and worn, with fraying to spines, darkening to blocks whose edges are a little ragged. Fold-out map in v.1 present but creased. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. "New Edition" of Motley's massive history of the early Dutch nation from the death of William the Sile... View more info

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The Life and Death of Louis XVI

By: Padover, Saul K.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Alvin Redman: 1965

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7057


Hardback, 220mm x 144mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xiv prelims, 373pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +. Ends of spine bumped and faded, book has been read but pages still clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear to edges, light grubbiness to rear. First UK edition of 1963 biography of the French monarch who became the most high-profile victim of the Revolution's lust for blood. Catalogue: European History. Keywords: France, Revolution, Louis View more info