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1 100 GLIMPSES OF TORONTO: QUEEN CITY OF CANDA.
Toronto McLeod and Allen 1904 Soft Cover Good 
48 pp, oblong (6 5/8" H x 9" D). Stapled, and with string binding, in card covers. Monotone photographs of Toronto's churches, schools, government buildings, clubs, hospitals, residences, streetscapes, etc. at the turn of the 20th century. Interior - creases at bottom corner of page leaf 33/34, soft crease at top margin of all pages, staples have rusted and stained inside center gutter, small soft bump to bottom corner of pages. Exterior - covers have soft creases at corners/top edge and light soiling; staples are rusty; very light wear on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Ashe, Geoffrey. FROM CAESAR TO ARTHUR.
London Collins 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
320 p, 8 1/2" H. "(A) study of the life and career of the historical King Arthur in so far as it can be traced through early documents and remains. (The author) begins with the decay of Roman power and its slow disappearance from Britain, while invasion, anarchy and warring small kingdoms take its place. Then comes a reversal of fortune without parallel in the dissolving Empire, when a western Christian military chieftain stems the Saxon tide and imposes a long truce. In this unique recovery, it is suggested, lies a previously unnoticed clue to the whole development of the British monarchy. The kingdom finally created by Alfred the Great and his successors turns out to have been decisively affected by the earlier achievement of Arthur and the failure of the first Saxon attempt at conquest. Piecing together his fragments of history to form the most vivid possible whole, Mr. Ashe explains how the great tradition of Arthur flowed into the Arthurian Legend, and shows how that legend, fantastic and romantic as it is, nevertheless embodies a profound historical insight." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small edge tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge browning, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BEATLES' ENGLAND: THERE ARE PLACES I'LL REMEMBER., Bacon, David and Maslov, Norman.
3 Bacon, David and Maslov, Norman. THE BEATLES' ENGLAND: THERE ARE PLACES I'LL REMEMBER.
910 Press, San Francisco, 1982, first printing. 
139 pp, square 8vo (8 1/2" H x 8 1/2" D), soft cover. ISBN 096067361X B&w and colour photographs. "(A) photo-history of the places in the Beatles' lives and songs. From Liverpool to London to Hamburg, this book takes a unique look at the Beatles ' homeland. Each page combines photographs of the Beatles with views of their actual British haunts. (It) is an informative and humorous look behind the Beatles' sites - with addresses included. An in-hand guide or entertaining reference book . " Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into last two pages. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Ballinger, W.A. A CORPSE FOR CHRISTMAS. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 514. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (December, 1962], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "Sexton Blake went to Dedleigh Abbey, his intention to spend a peaceful Yuletide holiday away from trouble and crime. But Blake's quiet Christmas soon gave way to a deadly, ruthless struggle to expose a criminal mastermind. Behind London's baffling wave of motiveless, mystery killings were the blood-stained hands of a compassionless team of professional killers...the cold, sadistic murderers of Lifetakers Ltd..." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on spine, minor marks on rear cover, spine has light wrinkling. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FAMILIAR LONDON., Barton, Rose.
5 Barton, Rose. FAMILIAR LONDON.
London Adam & Charles Black 1904 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Rose Barton. 
208 pp + (4) pp of publisher's advertising, 9" H. Deep red cloth with gilt lettering, yellow banding and floral decoration in red/green/yellow on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 61 colour plates (includ-ing frontispiece) with tissue-guards bearing captions (collated). A charming illustrated tour of London at the close of the Victorian era, before the age of the motor car. Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front pastedown, inside hinges have splits in the paper but are holding firmly, book is slightly cocked, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light browning on free endpapers, light edge wear, three very small bumps to fore-edge of rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, color on spine and rear hinge area has dulled, minor soiling on bottom of text block, protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
6 Blake, Steve and Lloyd, Scott. With John Baldock. THE KEYS TO AVALON: THE TRUE LOCATION OF ARTHUR'S KINGDOM REVEALED.
Shaftesbury, Dorset Element 2000 1862047359 / 9781862047358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, family trees, decorations, colour and b&w photographs. "(The authors) unearth the truth about King Arthur and the magical realm of Avalon. They reveal how, through their investigations, they traced original key documents which had lain neglected for centuries. By combining the ancient sources with an intimate knowledge of the British landscape, they have managed to cast new light on the Dark Ages. Every piece of the puzzle they have put together fits - perfectly. The authors prove that the stories about Arthur and Avalon are rooted firmly within historical events which took place within a precise geographical setting in Wales; they also expose how and to what ends Arthurian legend has been hijacked for political gain throughout the ages. By establishing the historical facts about Arthur, his knights and the exact location of Avalon, (they) rip away the tissue of fabrication and fairy-tale that has shrouded the true origins of the British people and of anyone claiming ancestry from these isles." Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear, minor browning at inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY., Blyton, Enid.  Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright.
7 Blyton, Enid. Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright. ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY.
London Hodder Children's Books 1999 0340765135 / 9780340765135 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Pat Harrison, E.H. Davie, Eileen Soper, George Brook, G.W. Backhouse, Stuart Tresilian, J. Abbey, H.M. Brock, Stanley Lloyd, Gilbert Dunlop, Beattie, Bruno Kay, et al. 
371 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) Integral ribbon bookmark. 'Gameboard' endpapers (at front 'The Way to the Castle', a 'Secret Seven' game, at rear, a 'Famous Five' game), stories and extracts illustrated in colour, plus colour plates showing book covers, magazines, puzzles, boxes. "This glorious treasury contains stories and extracts from the adventures of the 'Famous Five' (1942-63), the 'Secret Seven' (1949-63), the 'Adventure' series (1944-55), the 'Adventurous Four' (1940-52) and the 'Five Find-Outers' (1943 -61), as well as classic out of print stories from the 'Enid Blyton Magazine' and 'Sunny Stories'." Concludes with a memoir of Enid Blyton. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and light edge wrinkling at top of rear flap and fold. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY., Blyton, Enid.  Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright.
8 Blyton, Enid. Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright. ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY.
London Hodder Children's Books 1999 0340765135 / 9780340765135 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Pat Harrison, E.H. Davie, Eileen Soper, George Brook, G.W. Backhouse, Stuart Tresilian, J. Abbey, H.M. Brock, Stanley Lloyd, Gilbert Dunlop, Beattie, Bruno Kay, et al. 
371 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) Integral ribbon bookmark. 'Gameboard' endpapers (at front 'The Way to the Castle', a 'Secret Seven' game, at rear, a 'Famous Five' game), stories and extracts illustrated in colour, plus colour plates showing book covers, magazines, puzzles, boxes. "This glorious treasury contains stories and extracts from the adventures of the 'Famous Five' (1942-63), the 'Secret Seven' (1949-63), the 'Adventure' series (1944-55), the 'Adventurous Four' (1940-52) and the 'Five Find-Outers' (1943 -61), as well as classic out of print stories from the 'Enid Blyton Magazine' and 'Sunny Stories'." Concludes with a memoir of Enid Blyton. Book has very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front flap-fold, very light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
A SECRET HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR., Butler, Alan and Dafoe, Stephen.
9 Butler, Alan and Dafoe, Stephen. A SECRET HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.
Magpie, London, 2009. 
233 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781849010368 "The true genesis of the Knights Templar belongs far back in time, long before Christianity even developed. The Templars were an offshoot of a little understood monastic brotherhood, the Cistercian s, who themselves danced to the tune of an extremely powerful group of individuals inhabiting Burgundy and Flanders from the time of the Romans onwards. Butler and Defoe offer a detailed account of the rise of a specific group identified as ' t h e T r oyes Fraternity' which did not simply respond to the caprices of history, but made it. Behind the Knights Templar lay a belief pattern almost as old as humanity and a heritage that was already ancient before recorded history began. Th e st or y i s bo th fascinating and compulsive. It will leave the reader in no doubt as to the true intentions of the Knights Templar, or of the shadowy but immensely influential organization that brought them into being. This story is both surpris in g a nd sh oc ki ng, and its implications for our orthodox view of history are staggering." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very tiny corner crease. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBES OF THE REALM:  300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS., Campbell, Una.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.  Introduction by Michael W. Middleton.
10 Campbell, Una. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Introduction by Michael W. Middleton. ROBES OF THE REALM: 300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS.
Ede and Ravenscroft / Michael O'Mara, London, 1989, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948397616 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. ISBN 0948397616 "(This book) marks (Ede and Ravencroft, royal robemakers of Chancery Lane)'s tercentenary , celebrates a unique history of service to the State, Church and Law, as well as describing some of the many ceremonies at which their robes are displayed to such magnificent effect....Coronations provide the robemakers with their greatest chall e n g e. Royal coronation robes are truly spectacular, being made of the finest and richest materials, elaborately embroidered in gold, while the officers of Church and State are arrayed in the full panoply of their ceremonial dress in honour of th e So ve reign. The Peers in robes of crimson velvet with ermine trimming and cape, the Knights of the Orders of Chivalry in richly coloured robes and insignia, the Officers of Arms in their tabards and the great Officers of State are massed in rank s of rar e and unforgettable splendour. There are many other occasions on which ceremonial robes are regularly worn, and seen and admired by millions. The State Opening of Parliament brings together the Peers and Judges, the Officers of State and t he Bish ops to hear the Queen's Gracious Speech from the Throne. The annual Garter Ceremony at Windsor is an opportunity to see the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in their blue silk velvet Garter robes, accompanied by the Knights of th e Garte r and the Heralds of the College of Arms. At the Lord Chancellor's Breakfast in October, marking the beginning of the legal year, the most senior Judges wear their splendid black and gold gowns - made of black damask elaborately trimmed wit h gold l ace and handmade gold ornaments - and the High Court Judges their scarlet robes trimmed with ermine, as they process with black-gowned barristers between the House of Lords and Westminster Abbey. The annual election of the Lord Mayor of Lo nd on give s rise to a whole series of events at which civic robes are worn, and also sees the gathering together of the members of the livery companies, whose officers wear a great variety of ceremonial dress. In the summer, degree ceremonie s take pl ace all over the country, and an extraordinary number of variations on the basic theme of the academic gown and hood can be seen. (This book) contains a full account of Ede and Ravenscroft's central role in these occasions as makers of robes a nd w igs for three centuries. They enter their fourth century determined to uphold and maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship and skill in keeping with the ancient traditions of which they are so much a part." Book is slightly coc ked, has plac e and da te in pencil at top of free front endpaper. dust jacket has light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very soft diagonal crease on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN., Du Cane, Florence.
11 Du Cane, Florence. THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN.
London Adam & Charles Black 1908 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Ella Du Cane. 
249 pp + publisher's advertising, 9" H. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and dark green decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 50 colour plates, with tissue coverings bearing captions (collated). Contents: Preface; Landscape Gardening; Stones - Garden Ornaments and Fences; Landscape Gardens; Nursery Gardens - Dwarf Trees and Hachi-niwa; Temple Gardens; Summer Flowers; Plum Blossom; Peach Blossom; Cherry Blossom; Wistaria and Paeony; Azaleas; The Iris; The Morning Glory; The Lotus; The Chrysanthemum; The Maple Leaves; The Bamboo; The Pine-Tree. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, gift inscription dated 1912 on front free endpaper, abbey library label on front pastedown, slight fading to spine color, light soiling on rear board, a few tiny areas of slight color fading on front board, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS., Edwards, Bernard.
12 Edwards, Bernard. DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.
Brockhampton, London, 1999, reprint. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860199275 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The U-boat, the submarine of the German Navy, was a hidden predator, which would steal up on its prey out of sight beneath the waves. T he tactics were much like the wild wolf of the forest, whose grey camouflage would keep it out of sight until it chose to attack. Just as the wolf was even more effective when it roamed in groups, cornering its quarry before catching it, so A d m i r a l Karl Donitz chose to use the grey hulls of his submarines in packs - 'wolf packs'. This simple yet stunningly successful tactic came very close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic and inflicted huge losses of Allied merchant and nava l ve ss el s a nd their crews. With the packs dispersing after an attack as quickly as they had gathered for it, defence against the strategy was fraught with difficulty and only the U-boats' inability to wage their warfare without surfacing gave th e A lli es a ch a nce of fighting back. In this empathetic and deeply researched volume, (the author) delves beneath the myths and legends of submarinal action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf pack deployment. He explains wha t ca used Do ni tz to employ the plan and how close his scheme came to destroying Allied resistance. It is an account of a remarkable naval tactic, cunningly used with great brutality by men who themselves withstood awesome deprivation, secur ing the a dulat ion of the ir nation." Edge crease at top corner of last two pages, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
CANADA 95.  THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS., Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth.
13 Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth. CANADA 95. THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS.
Canada Canada Post Corporation 1995 066059837X / 9780660598376 Hard Cover Near Fine 
66 pp, 10 3/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped maple leaf and lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, colour and b&w photographs, drawings throughout. Colour illustrated slipcase. Contains 68 stamps (collated), which have been removed from the original envelope and inserted into the protective plastic sleeves on the appropriate pages - face value over $32.00. Louisbourg (5); Manitoba 125 (1); Bridges (4); Golf (5); Group of Seven (7); New Members (3); Historic Vehicles (6); Alfred Pellan (1); Comic Book Superheroes (5); Lunenburg Academy (1); The Arctic (5); Christmas - Emile Brunet Stone Carvings (3); Animal Migration - Canada/Mexico (4) 1945 (4); The Holocaust (1); United Nations (1); La Francophonie (1); 30th Anniversary of Flag (1); Definitive Stamps (8); Greeting Stamps (2). Bilingual text (English/French). Book and slipcase are in fine condition. Minor wear on edges of original envelope that contained stamps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
14 Fermor, Patrick Leigh. A TIME OF GIFTS. ON FOOT TO CONSTANTINOPLE: FROM THE HOOK OF HOLLAND TO THE MIDDLE DANUBE.
London Folio Society 1999 Hard Cover Near Fine Daniel Whistler. 
292 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), full blue cloth printed and blocked with a design by Malcolm Harvey Young in green, gold and silver; map endpapers by Denys Baker - in dark green slipcase. 10 b&w drawing by Daniel Whistler. Contents: Introductory Letter to Xan Fielding; The Low Countries; Up the Rhine; Into High Germany; Winterreise; The Danube: Seasons and Castles; The Danube: Approach to a Kaiserstadt; Vienna; The Edge of the Slav World; Prague under Snow; Slovakia: A Step Forward at Last; The Marches of Hungary. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SCENES OF MEDIEVAL LIFE.  3 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE.  1. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CITY.  2. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE.  3. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CASTLE., Gies, Joseph and Gies, Frances.  Preface by Judith Herrin.
15 Gies, Joseph and Gies, Frances. Preface by Judith Herrin. SCENES OF MEDIEVAL LIFE. 3 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE. 1. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CITY. 2. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE. 3. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CASTLE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
244 pp, 252 pp, 232 pp - 3 volumes, 9" H, bound in blocked printed parchment (colour illustrations on front boards), gilt lettering on spines. Volumes 1 & 3 have map endpapers, all three volumes have colour and b&w plates. Red slipcase with gilt titling on one side. Volume 1 contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Troyes: 1250; A Burgher's Home; A Medieval Housewife; Childbirth and Children; Weddings and Funerals; Small Business; Big Business; The Doctor; The Church; The Cathedral; Schools and Scholars; Books and Authors; The New Theatre; Disasters; Town Govern-ment; The Champagne Fair; After 1250; Genealogy of the Counts of Champagne; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Volume 2 contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue: Elton; The Village Emerges; The English Village: Elton; The Lord; The Villagers: Who They Were; The Villagers: How They Lived; Marriage and the Family; The Village at Work; The Parish; Village Justice; The Passing of the Medi-eval Village; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Volume 3 contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue: Chepstow Castle; The Castle Comes to England; The Lord of the Castle; The Castle as a House; The Lady; The Household; A Day in the Castle; Hunting as a Way of Life; The Villagers; The Making of a Knight; The Castle at War; The Castle Year; The Decline of the Castle; Great Medieval Castles: A Geographical Guide; Glossary of Castle Terms; Glossary of Feudal Terms; Bibliography; Index. A few very tiny dents on some board edges, volume 2 has a tiny foxing mark on bottom of text block and very small faint foxing mark on fore-edge of each board. Slipcase has minor rubbing, and two very small soiling marks on one side panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN AND AROUND LONDON.  ARRANGED TO ILLUSTRATE THE COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WITH A LIST OF PRINCIPAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY BUILDINGS., Godfrey, Walter H.
16 Godfrey, Walter H. A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN AND AROUND LONDON. ARRANGED TO ILLUSTRATE THE COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WITH A LIST OF PRINCIPAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY BUILDINGS.
Phoenix House, London, 1962, revised edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Over 150 b&w illustrations (drawings and photographs) showing buildings, floor plans, architectural details. "....(studies the architecture of London and) beyond to Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, a nd elsewhere up to a limit of forty miles to introduce and describe the fine houses, churches, abbeys, palaces, and other buildings deserving of public interest in some of the home counties. It could justly be claimed that no major buildi n g o f a r c h itectural merit from Norman to our own time is overlooked, and some of the greater glories of London's stone are the subject of concise yet comprehensive essays, Westminster Abbey, for example, and the peculiarly beautiful Eltham P al ac e , so su rp ri si ngly situated in what is now one of London's populous suburbs. But Mr Godfrey is far from a mere guide. His book brims with profound knowledge and an engaging enthusiasm. He understands that most of his readers are not v ers ed in t he t erm s a nd ref erences of architecture, and these are introduced one by one, and the wonders and excitements of the art of building are revealed in their various beauty. Architectural features and comparative styles, together with pla ns and de tai le d dr awin gs, are included in the 59 text figures, and there are 64 pages of plates containing 104 photographs and rare prints of buildings as they appeared in the past...." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jac ket i s p rice cli pped , h as mo derat e ed ge we ar, three very small tears - one with creases, creasing at top/bottom of spine, moderate rubbing with color loss on spine - no lettering loss, slight fading to parts of spine. VG+/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SPHERE.  ROYAL MARRIAGE NUMBER.  NOVEMBER 29, 1947.  VOL. CXCI NO. 2495., Gore, John; Graves, Charles, et al.
17 Gore, John; Graves, Charles, et al. THE SPHERE. ROYAL MARRIAGE NUMBER. NOVEMBER 29, 1947. VOL. CXCI NO. 2495.
London The Sphere 1947 Stapled in Wraps Good 
Paging runs 257 - 292, 13 3/8" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w, sepiatone and colour photographs. The wedding of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) to Prince Philip. Interior - very light wrinkling in gutters of pages, minor wrinkling to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, very light soft wrinkles on covers, small closed tear at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom of front hinge, rubbing and a few tiny edge tears on rear cover, minor rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Gruber, John, Editor. (Wally Abbey, Don L. Hofsommer, Bill Withuhn, Ted Bronson, Robert A. Le Massena, Fred Matthews, Doug Riddell, Robert W. Downing, Robert Janz, Ralph Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 2. WINTER 1996.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
90 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Views about the Vintage Rail Era; Steinheimer's Half-Century of Rail Photography; The Rail-Guided Gravity-Powered Missile; Photo Album; Upcountry Passenger Twilight (New England); Tootles Gibson and the Yellowbellies (C&O streamlined Hudsons); Northern Pacific's Great Posters; Great Northern and Burlington Northern Merger Days; Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables; Unforgettable Railroad Days (relay crews and switch engines); Railroad Collectibles (dating post cards); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light wear on spine, small tear at top of spine - archivally taped, tiny tears on front cover at top hinge - holding, minor rubbing, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Hanson, Neil.
19 Hanson, Neil. UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005, first American edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0307263703 B&w photographs, map. "The First World War was a conflict of unprecedented ferocity that unleashed such demons as mechanized warfare and mass death on the twentieth century. After the last shot was fired and the troops marched home, approximately three million soldiers remained unaccounted for. Some bodies were found, but they bore no trace of identification; many more men had been blown to smithereens or had s i m p l y vanished into battlefields where as many as a hundred shells had fallen on every square yard. An unassuming English chaplain first proposed a symbolic burial of one of those unknown soldiers in memory of all the missing dead. The idea w as p ic ke d u p by almost every country that had an army in the war, and each laid a body to rest amid an outpouring of national grief - in London's Westminster Abbey, Paris's Arc de Triomphe, Rome's Victor Emmanuelle Monument, and, for the United St ate s, Arl in gt on National Cemetery in Virginia. In (this book, the author) offers an unflinching yet compassionate account of the reality of battle on the front lines. He focuses on three soldiers - an American, an Englishman, and a German - an d na rra tes the ir war experiences through their diaries and letters. (He) describes how each man endured the nearly unbearable conditions in the trenches and in the air and relates what is known about their deaths; all three died on the batt lefie lds o f th e So mme, wi thin gunshot sound of one another. He delves into their familial ties, the ideals they expressed in their letters, and he explains how the death of one, the American pilot George Seibold, was instrumental in the creat ion of the G old S tar M other s, a n organization caring for bereaved mothers, wives, and families that is still active today. Hanson animates and brings to life the combatants who perished without a trace, and shows how the Western world arrived at the now ti me-hon ored w ay of mourn ing and paying tribute to all those who die in war." Tiny piece missing from edge of rear pastedown, two tiny tears at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has tiny tear and very l ight wri nkling a t top o f spine , mino r wrin kling at top/bottom of flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OVER FEN AND WOLD., Hissey, James John.  Illustrated by the author.
20 Hissey, James John. Illustrated by the author. OVER FEN AND WOLD.
Macmillan, London, 1898, first edition. 
444 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark brown cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "The following pages contain the chronicle of a leisurely and most enjoyable driving tour through a portion of Eastern England little esteemed and almost wholly, if not quite, negelected by the average tourist, for Lincolnshire is generally deemed to be a flat land, mostly consisting of Fens, and with but small, or no scenic attract ions. We, however, found Lincolnshire to be a country of hills as well as of Fens, and we were charmed with the scenery thereof, which is none the less beautiful because neither famed nor fashionable." The author describes the landscape, ar c h i t e c t ure, history, social and agricultural life, folkore, etc. of the area. 1/2" x 1" piece missing from fore-edge of page159/160, very light browning in margins and gutters of pages, light browning to edges of text block, wear at corners, w ri nk li ng /w ea r and tiny tears top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, three tiny scuffs on rear edge of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
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