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Tuli, Neville
Produced in conjunction with the Auction of the same name held in Mumbai on March 27, 2003, this publication takes forward Osian's focus on providing an increasingly rare opportunity for the serious collector to possess masterpieces and museum-quality works. 123pp.
Mapin Publishing, 2003, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1890206598
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Inventory #28093
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Simmons, Diane
Widely read in the age of British imperialism and still popular today, the five writers studied here have allowed millions to participate vicariously in the imperial project. Yet all of these writers, so instrumental in popularising the imperial agenda of power and dominance, bore deep emotional scars and as adults bolstered their fragile psychic states through fantasies of empire. While soldiers and politicians may know to bury or at least camouflage their fears and desires, inner fantasy is the necessary ingredient of literature, and popular fiction often offers the opportunity to probe the mind of an age. The connection between childhood loss and the desire for imperial escape, power and dominance is illuminated by De Quincey's mad screeds against the Chinese as both terrifyingly powerful and laughably weak, while Stevenson's romances, though written from an invalid's bed, are credited with 'selling' the idea of empire as manly adventure. Conan Doyle's tales of a Britain menaced at home by imperial blowback are models of Great Power paranoia that resonate today, and Kipling's stories of imperial Britain grow increasingly grandiose as childhood's psychic wounds are re-opened. Finally, Dinesen portrays plantation life in British East Africa as a gentle romance in which displaced African "squatters" serve as loyal and adoring retainers, providing the aristocratic aura for which the author yearns. It is sometimes said that, "Love's loss is empire's gain", and for these writers, Simmons shows, empire presented a magnificent opportunity to compensate for childhood calamity.148pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191560
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Inventory #17826
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Watson, John
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. 251pp.
Thoemmes Press, 1992, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Facsimile Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1855061554
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Inventory #25754
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Mitchell, Henry
Essays extol the seasons, gardens, and the natural world, and include observations and advice on gardening. Slight mark on inside front cover. Edges very slightly creased. 244pp.
Mariner Books, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0395957680
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Inventory #22473
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Edited By Mishler,Craig and Simeone,William E.
One of Alaska's premier ethnographers, Robert A. McKennan (1903-1982) spent the years between 1929 and 1933 in several remote Native villages where he documented Interior Athabaskan life in a series of books and journals. McKennan's journals are an extraordinary window onto Athabaskan culture before it was radically transformed by social changes following World War II. While McKennan's two major ethnographies - on the Tanana and the Gwich'in (Kutchin) - represent the scientific aspects of his work, his voluminous letters and journals form an equally significant part of anthropology's humanistic tradition. McKennan chronicles his day-to-day struggles to survive in the Alaska wilderness, giving readers a fascinating personal memoir of a dedicated researcher and sensitive observer. Historic photographs, maps and a bibliography of McKennan's publications honour his legacy and highlighting his lasting contributions to Alaska Native history and anthropology. 266pp.
University of Calgary Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 155238201X
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Inventory #13933
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.25 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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