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Kerr, Donald Jackson
N.B. Crease to title page and contents page. Sir George Grey, governor of New Zealand, South Australia and the Cape Colony, was an outstanding British colonial statesman in the nineteenth century. Brilliant and inscrutable, Grey, who was in contact with key Victorians from Darwin to Whately throughout his life, played a central role in overseeing the development of British colonies into politically autonomous entities. Less well-known of Grey is that he was also an obsessive collector of rare books and artefacts, which he selflessly bequeathed to the people he governed. This study, written by a former librarian of the Auckland Grey Collection, sheds desperately needed light on the genius and magnanimity of an increasingly controversial figure, demonstrating the complex humanity underlying his apparent remoteness. It is the first study on Grey of its kind. 351pp.
Otago University Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 1877372218
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Inventory #20639
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Sandham, Fran
"Traversa" is a fascinating account of the hardships and hilarity Fran Sandham experienced during his epic solo journey on foot across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean through Namibia, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. Inspired by the legendary crossings of the great explorers, Sandham left the daily grind of London to undertake an extraordinary adventure. "Traversa" describes his brushes with danger in the form of lions and snakes, land mines and bandits, his 2-month battle with a syphilitic donkey, malaria and the everyday troubles that arise when walking across Africa. Underpinned with stories of the great explorers themselves - Livingstone, Stanley and Galton among others - "Traversa" is the written proof of Sandham's grit, determination and sheer obsession with the continent of Africa.
Duckworth, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 9780715637029
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Inventory #19368
Price: £ 6.50 GBP ($ 8.47 approx. - € 7.18 approx.)
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Bjrndal, Ivar
152pp. N.B. Two inscriptions on half title page.NORWEGIAN TEXT.
Forum Bjrndal, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Signed First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 8299494052
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Inventory #24428
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Edited By Eliassen,Finn-Einar;Mikkelsen,Jorgen and Poulsen,Bjorn
In the Nordic countries regions and regionalism have played a central role in politics, administration, economic and cultural life for a long time. The differences in voting behaviour, language, religious views, social structure and attitudes between districts, regions, and provinces within each country are often striking. In addition to these internal regions, there are also greater, transnational regions, cutting across state and national boundaries, and incorporating parts of several present-day states. The heterogeneous body of recent and ongoing research in regional history provides the foundation and raison d'être of the present volume. The editors have brought together a number of the most active and experienced practitioners in this field, inviting them to present some of the most interesting results from their own research and readings in regional history, in a form accessible also to a non-Nordic readership. We decided to concentrate on the early modern period, in a wide sense, ranging from the fifteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. This is both the period which seems to be best covered by research and publications, and, even more important, it is a crucial period in the integration of the Nordic regions into wider economic, cultural and political units and networks nationally and internationally: the nation-state, the modern world economy, even civilization itself! 287pp.
Univ Press of Southern Denmark, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 8778386586
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Inventory #15579
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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De La Harpe, Roger
A view of The Top Touring Spots of South Africa to suit all pockets for example the Kruger Park, Mala Mala down to three basic tent accommodation in the Kruger Rest Camps is covered. Geographical area of the country is suited, together with a map of its regions and within that region the best of the holiday spots are previewed. Some like the Waterfront and Lost City, which are regular attractions and other that, are out of the way places, which you may not otherwise visit. The idea is to give the tourist whether their are overseas or local plenty of scope in terms of price and different type of holiday one can have whether it's touring the shebeens in Soweto or the flash box of the Lost City. Enjoying the solitude of the Richtersveldt or white waterrafting in the Eastern Cape. The book tells you where to go and what to do and how to get there and where to stay. At the end of each chapter there's an information box containing all of the useful telephone numbers and e-mail addresses and fax numbers of the Tourist Bureau's, hotels etc. 144pp. N.B. Top of D/J spine slightly creased.
Sunbird Publishers Ltd, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0624039501
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Inventory #22960
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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