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Who Killed Hanratty?

By Foot, Paul

London: Jonathan Cape, 1971 Account of the famous sixties rape and murder case and the subsequent execution by hanging of James Hanratty.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



By Bersani, Leo

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995 American media now regularly focuses an often sympathetic beam on gay life and, with AIDS, on gay death. Gay plays on Broadway, big book awards to authors writing on gay subjects, Hollywood movies with gay themes, gay and lesbian studies at dozens of universities, openly gay columnists and even editors at national mainstream publications, political leaders speaking in favour of gay rights: it seems that straight America has finally begun to listen to homosexual America. Even so, Bersani notes, not only has homophobia grown more virulent, but many gay men and lesbians themselves are reluctant to be identified as homosexuals. In "Homos", he studies the historical, political and philosophical grounds for the current distrust, within the gay community, of self-identifying moves, for the paradoxical desire to be invisibly visible. While acknowledging the dangers of any kind of group identification (if you can be singled out, you can be disciplined), Bersani argues for a bolder presentation of what it means to be gay. In their justifiable suspicion of labels, gay men and lesbians have nearly disappeared into their own sophisticated awareness of how they have been socially constructed. By downplaying their sexuality, gays risk self-immolation - they will melt into the stifling culture they had wanted to contest. In his chapters on contemporary queer theory, on Foucault and psychoanalysis, on the politics of sadomasochism and on the image of "the gay outlaw" in works by Gide, Proust, and Genet, Bersani discusses the possibility that same-sex desire by its very nature can disrupt oppressive social orders. His theory of "homo-ness" should be of interest to straights as well as gays, for it designates a mode of connecting to the world embodied in, but not reducible to, a sexual preference. The gay identity Bersani advocates is more of a "force" as such, rather cool to the modest goal of social tolerance for diverse lifestyles which can lead to a massive redefining of sociality itself, and of what we might expect from human communities.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


The Banned Books of England

By Craig, Alec

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1937 Alexander George (Alec) Craig (1897-1973) was a British author and poet, who wrote extensively about banned books. Craig was interested more generally in sexual behaviour and reform, and was also engaged with the socialist movement. He was involved with the Progressive League, reviewing books for their journal. His papers are in the archives of Senate House Library. . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Movements of Religious Thought in Britain During the Nineteenth Century

By Tulloch, John

Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1971 First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Sex Tomorrow

By Simons, G.L.

London: New English Library, 1971 A provocative commentary on the sexual revolution yet to come. Geoffrey Leslie Simons (23 November 1939 31 August 2011) was a British freelance writer. In the 1980s, he was chief editor at the National Computing Centre in Manchester. A prolific author of non-fiction, he wrote books about sex, computers and politics, particularly the history of the Middle East.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Development in the Japan's Industrial Structure Since Oil Crisis

By Mutoh, Hiromichi

Tokyo: The Japan Economic Research Center, 1980 First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


The Electric Telegraph: A Social and Economic History

By Kieve, J.L.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973 First Thus. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


The Church and Man's Struggle for Unity

By Waddams, Herbert M.

London: Blandford Press, 1969 First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Cassandra: Reflections in a Mirror

By Connor, Robert

London: Cassell, 1969 Second Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Shelburne and Reform

By Norris, John

London: Macmillan & Co., 1963 Biography of William Petty, Earl of Shelburne, Marquess of Lansdowne. Although Shelburne played a leading role in many important reforms, including reform the British Civil Service, establishment of modern public accounts and modern systems of taxation and debt redemption. In the 1760s he spent two years as Pitt's Secretary of State, and in the late 1770s led the Whigs in Opposition. On Rockingham's death he formed a government, with the 23 year old Pitt the Younger as his Chancellor. During his short term he succeeded in securing peace with America, France and Spain, and presided over the beginning of Britain's trade recovery. Shelburne's policies were appropriated by Pitt the Younger without acknowledgement. He was, according to Norris, "one of the magnificent failures of the eighteenth century." Includes notes, appendices, manuscript bibliography, index.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Market Gardening: History of Commercial Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Growing

By Webber, Ronald

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1972 First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


The First Fabians

By MacKenzie, Norman and Jeanne

London: Quartet Books, 1979 The story of six friends, including George Bernard Shaw, William Morris, Keir Hardie, Bertrand Russell and H.G. Wells, who dominated the Fabian Society from 1884-1914 and were dedicated to converting the British to socialism. An unread copy.. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Milocca: A Sicilian Village

By Chapman, Charlotte Gower

London: Schenkman Books, 1971 Written in 1935, was the outcome of one of the first in-depth studies of under-developed communities, based on direct observation of life in the village by the author after living among 2,500 villagers in remote South West Sicily in 1928 for 18 months. Jacket showing wear.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Social and Religious History of the Jews Vol. 8: High Middle Ages: Philosophy and Science

By Baron, Salo Wittmayer

New York: Columbia University Press, 1958 Second Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


A Popular Life of George Fox the First of the Quakers

By Marsh, Josiah

London: Charles Gilpin, 1847 Compiled from Fox's journal and other authentic sources; and interspersed with remarks on the imperfect reformation of the Anglican church, and the consequent spread of dissent. With the ownership signature of R. B. Marsh, possibly the son. Family bookplate on fep and marked up with corrections and additions for a possible second edition. Unique. Pictures available.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Living and Dying at Murray Manor

By Gubrium Jaber F.

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1975 First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Children Apart: Problems of Early Separation from Parents

By Rowlands, Peter

London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1973 First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Antiquities Acquired: Spoliation of Greece
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Antiquities Acquired: Spoliation of Greece

By Bracken, C.P.

London: David & Charles, 1975 First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


The Migrant Cocoa-Farmers of Southern Ghana: A Study in Rural Capitalism

By Hill, Polly

London: Cambridge University Press, 1970 Foreword by Professor Meyer Fortes. Some damp to boards.. Second Printing. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.


English Local Administration in the Middle Ages

By Jewell, Helen M.

London: David & Charles, 1972 First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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