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1 SWINGING THE LEAD AND SPIKING HIS GUNS.
Castle, (Edison, New Jersey, 2002), Ist American edition. 
190 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785816127 Reproductions of vintage b&w illustrations. "Drawing on the language of the fighting man throughout the ages, this A-Z collection of popular idioms and turns of phrase delves into the origin and evolution of expressions now used in common language which came into being on the battlefield, the gun-deck, and more recently, in the air....So to find out what it means to 'swear like a trooper', when something's 'gone for a Burton ' , b r o w se through this fascinating collection and discover the history of hundreds of similar words and phrases." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DOGS OF CHARACTER., Aldin, Cecil, written and illustrated by.
2 Aldin, Cecil, written and illustrated by. DOGS OF CHARACTER.
Bracken, London, 1986 (reprint of the 1927 edition). 
116 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851700498 Beautifully illustrated throughout in black, white and buff with Cecil Alden's wonderful dog portraits. "This book is about ordinary dogs - dogs of character. In particular it charts the lives of Cracker and Micky, one an Irish Wolfhound, the other a Bull terrier. Wtih them as models Cecil Aldin plots a course for would-be dog owners and dog trainers. Where do you go to buy a dog, how do you set about trainin g h i m o r her, how do you cure bad habits , how do you feed your dog. All these questions are answered. But this book contains a good deal more. It is full of the most enchanting stories of dogs....It is full of advice and stories told by a r ea l l ov er of dogs and the advice is as true and revealing now as when the book was first published in 1927." Light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block with foxing specks on top of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, l igh t bro wni ng t o p ages. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, one tiny closed tear, foxing on inside surface - mainly at top edge, light fading to spine color. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
SPLENDOUR AT COURT:  DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700., Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.
3 Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna. SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.
London Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition. 1987 0713526610 / 9780713526615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(P)rovides a lively picture of contrasting courtly scenes through the ages. It takes us from the paralysingly formal Court of Queen Anne to the outlandish ostentation of fifty years later when the Prince of Wales's dancing feet twinkled with 30,000 Pounds worth of diamonds attached to his shoe buckles. It conjures up the social butterflies of the Victorian age and a young debutante in the 1920's having difficulty tucking the essential three white feathers into her fashionably bobbed hair style. The fairy tale dresses and gold encrusted uniforms described and illustrated in this book have echoed or defied the fashions of the world right up to the present day. The last debutante to be presented at Court left Buckingham Palace in 1958, but in ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament courtly costume and tradition still linger with us." Spine is slightly twisted, minor toning on pastedowns. Dust jacket has light wear at bottom of front flap-fold, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961.  Together with:  HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND., Ashcroft, R.L.  Additional book By C.M. Matthews.
4 Ashcroft, R.L. Additional book By C.M. Matthews. HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961. Together with: HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND.
Haileybury Society 1961 Mixed: Hard Cover & Soft Cover Very Good Very Good 
1. Haileybury 1908-1961, 219 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 8 3/4" H, published 1961 - b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Council; The Masters; The Boys (An era of change / Scholarship / Heads of the School / The School Societies / Music / Art / The Combined Cadet Force / Football / Cricket / Minor Games); The Administrative Staff; New Buildings; The Houses; Chapel; Health and Hygiene; At War; The Amalgamation; Old Haileyburians (A General Survey / The Haileybury Society / The Cricket Week / The Football Club / The Guild / The Agra Mission); Miscellanea; Index. 2. Haileybury since Roman Times - 204 pp, soft cover, 8 1/2" H, self-published 1959 - b&w maps, drawings, genealogical tables - fold-out map at rear. Contents: The Place called Haileybury; Before the Norman Conquest; The Hailey of Domesday Book; The Manor in the Middle Ages; Later Goldingtons and its Records; The Manor of Great Amwell; The Manor of Geddings; The Roads round Haileybury; Tudor Farmers at Hailey Bushes; A Century of Owners; Troubled Times; William Cager and Henry Stout; Dimsdales, Stouts and Cowpers; Clarkes and Turtons; Hailey Bury; Transition; The East India College; Conclusion; Appendices (Lords of the Manors / Owners of the Estate / Notes / Sources / Notes on the Illustrations / Maps / Index). 1. small light soiling mark at bottom of page 213, very small corner bump on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at rop edge, twor tiny edge tears archivally taped. 2. Interior - fold-out map is very slightly mis-aligned with book, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small minor wrinkle at fore-edge of a few pages, soft corner crease on rear cover, minor soiling, some toning to spine and front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE., Baker, J.H.
5 Baker, J.H. MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE.
William Smith, Reading 1970 Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
47 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: List of Illustrations; Foreword; Prefatory Note; Mapledurham Village; The Two Manors; Mapledurham Church - Position - Exterior - Interior; The Closed Aisle - date of building; Monuments. The Font - Old Brasses formerly in the Church; The Church Windows. Present Day. Original Windows; Records of Two Antiquaries: (1) The Bardolf Aisle. (2) The Chancel and Nave; Additions, Renovations, Restorations; The Bells; The Church Plate; The Church Registers and Records; The Churchyard - New Entrance Gates - Tombs and Tombstones; The Mass Dial; The Vicarage; Alien Priories; Diocese of Lincoln; Mapledurham Church's Connection with Eton College; The Charities - The Almshouses; Mapledurham School; The Parish Hall, Memorial Hall and Playing Fields; The Parish Magazine; The Story of Saint Margaret; List of Vicars of Mapledurham; Supplementary: Variations in Spelling of Place-names; Alexander Pope and the Blount Sisters; Roger Gery, Vicar 1437-1484. Revision of Income and Obligations of Incumbents; Alien Priories; The Private Road; Lord Augustus Fitz-Clarence; An Early Victorian Diary; Mapledurham House. Interior - tiny pin- hole through approx. first 12 p ages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny pin-hole in front cover, tiny closed tear at top of spine, minor browning to cover edges. tiny stain on top of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Baring-Gould, Sabine. Introduction by Michael Lord. THE BOOK OF WERE-WOLVES: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A TERRIBLE SUPERSTITION.
New York Causeway Books 1973 0883560089 / 9780883560082 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
266 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Werewolves are human beings who through magic change into animal form and lust for the flesh of other humans or animals. The tradition of werewolves goes back to the dawn of history and it is found in countries all over the world. There is even a scientific term for it - Lycanthropy - which denotes the magical transformation of man into beast or the belief that such changes take place. In this book, (first published in 1865, the author) advances as an explantion of werewolves, a theory of an innate cruelty and blood lust in mankind, dimly veiled by civilization." Chapter headings: Lycanthropy among the Ancients; The Were-wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Were-wolf; The Were-wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-lore Relating to Were-wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-wolf Myth; The Marechal De Retz - I. The Investigation of Charges; The Marechal De Retz - II. The Trial; Marechal de Retz - III. The Sentence and Execution; A Galician Were-wolf; Anomalous Case - The Human Hyaena; A Sermon on Were-wolves. A few pages with very tiny crease at top corner, bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light soiling - mainly on rear panel, yellow spine color has faded to white, light fading at top of front panel and on hinges, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
7 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CRATER TO THE CREGGAN:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974., Barthorp, Michael.
8 Barthorp, Michael. CRATER TO THE CREGGAN: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974.
Leo Cooper, London, 1976, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 085052229 Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, 'family tree'. "In the early 1960s a new concept for the organisation of the Infantry was devised - the voluntary formation of Large Regiments. This is the story of the first: the Royal Anglian Regiment, with four regular battalions, formed from the seven county regiments of East Anglia and the East Midlands. These regiments, each with long and highly individual histories and tradition s , m a d e a decision to unite, a step which required goodwill, tolerance, trust and determination to made the union succeed. In some quarters, the Large Regiment concept was a nail in the coffin of the treasured regimental system; to others, i t wa s a m ea ns of retaining the essential features of that system while withstanding the stresses of change in the Army as a whole. The Royal Anglians have had ten years in which to test their experiment, years of futher reductions in the Arm y, of t rai nin g a s a i rpo r table and mechanized infantry, keeping the peace in distant garrisons, as United Nations troops, and above all the years of bullet and bomb in Aden and Ulster. This book describes how the dangers and difficulties o f t hose ye ars have wel ded to geth er a new regiment of modern infantry, highly trained and professional yet still conscious of inherited traditions. Chiefly, it is a picture of the contemporary British infantryman, disciplined and brave in ac tion , pat ient and chee rful in a dve rsity , a new breed in many ways but with all the best qualities of his forefathers and, in a confused world, a figure of hope and reassurance." Very faint cigarette odor, small soft bump to top corner of p ages, light wear at t op of front hing e/sp ine, l ight rubbing, fore-edge of front cover is lightly faded, minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, very faint crease and s light fading on spi ne. V ery Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881., Beeler, John.
9 Beeler, John. BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881.
Caxton, London, 2003, reprint. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840675349 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, plans. "The 1870s and 1880s have traditionally been seen as the 'Dark Ages' of British warship design, where techn ological conservatism and a lack of any definite design policy produced a confusing mix of ship types, with armament and machinery which were outmoded before the ships were even completed. This new book, however, is a powerful refutation of t h a t v i ew, expanding the scope of its study of the ships of this period beyond the narrowly technological to reveal the full range of strategic, logistical and administrative factors which influenced warship development, arguing that it is her e th at t h e or igins of the modern battleship can be found. The author gives an insight into the difficulties faced by warship designers in an age of rapid technological change, and sets out the valid strategic and technical reasons that lay beh in d s uch se em in gly 'reactionary' policies as the fitting of sails in cruising ironclads, and the Navy's retention of muzzle-loading guns well into the 1880s. Far from having no plan, it is shown that the warship designers of this period had a v ery clea r id ea of the types of ship required to meet the range of roles the Royal Navy was called upon to fulfill in defence of a global empire, and that the problems that the ships of this period had owed more to political, financial and admi nist rati ve pr essur es tha n an y lack of competance on the part of their designers." Dust jacket has some areas of minor edge wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY., Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley.
10 Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley. THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY.
St James' Cathedral / Toronto University Press, Toronto, 1998. 
326 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802047149 B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings, plans, elevations. "St James' Cathedral can justly be called the Mother Church of the city of Toronto as well as of the Anglican diocese centred there. Its congregation perpetuates one that began worshipping in Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's tent at the very founding of the town of York in 1793. Its grounds were set aside for a place of worship in 1797, and the wooden church tha t o p ened there ten years later was the first to be built in the town. Four successive Anglican churches have stood on this site, which is now in the heart of downtown Toronto. This history, commissioned as part of St James' 200th-anniversary ce le b ra ti ons in 1996-7, represents a collaboration by seven respected amateur and professional historians. It is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred pictures from the cathedral's own archives and the holdings of other institutions, as well as e igh t p ages of specially commissioned colour plates. Alongside a general history of the church as both parish and cathedral and its ministry to the community through two centuries, there are chapters specially treating the architecture of t he s ucc essi ve b uildings and the development of St James' renowned music and liturgy. This book will appeal not only to students of religious, cultural, and architectural history but to all who take an interest in Toronto's heritage, and Canada' s." F our page leaves with tiny crease at top corner. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Goo d+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Nami Matsuo Scott. 
284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY.  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Bidwell, Shelford.  Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
12 Bidwell, Shelford. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY. FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973, first edition. 
115 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521386 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Music for Regimental Slow March, Trot Past, Gallop Past. "Many people's visual image of the Royal Horse Artillery is probably confined to the dazzling equestrian performances of the King's Troop which annually entrance schoolboys of all ages at the Royal Tournament. How many people pause to wonder why, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, there should be a King's Troop? How many stop to consider why indeed there should have been a separate formation of mounted artillery in the British Army at all? Brigadier Bidwell answers these and most other questions about the Royal Horse Artillery, and as an experienced author, as e d i t o r o f the Royal United Services Institute Journal and an ex-Horse Gunner himself he could hardly be better suited to his task. From their formation in 1793 to the present day the Royal Horse Artillery have had but one objective - to exc e l. Th ey a re in deed a corps d'elite but a corps d'elite whose claim to distinction is based entirely on merit and, as Brigadier Bidwell shows, for nearly two hundred years they have rigidly adhered to their self imposed standard of excellence . He has pa id wor t hy tribute to a body of men whose name will shine forever in the annals of British military history." Very light cigarette odor, very light browning to pages and edges of text block, faint water marks at top/bottom edge of b oa rds - mai nly on rear b oar d. Dust jacket has very light browning, small closed tear at top of rear hinge, very light edge wrinkling, water marks at edges - mainly inside top edge, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 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
 
 
THE PUDDLEMAN., Briggs, Raymond.
14 Briggs, Raymond. THE PUDDLEMAN.
Jonathan Cape, London, 2004, first edition. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11 151/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0224070096 Profusely illustrated in colour. " 'The Puddleman' is the story of the touching relationship between Tom and his grandfather (called 'Collar' because he drags him around on a lead). One day, Tom decides that he will take Collar for a walk to see the puddles that are named after members of the family. Tom's grandfather tries to tell him that they won't be there because it hasn't rained for ages, and when they arrri ve, there are indeed no puddles. Tom insists that it is just because they haven't been put in yet. When Mrs Whitbobblehat turns up with her dog, Robson, Tom takes the opportunity to escape the silly, grown-up convesation about gardens cry i n g o u t f or rain and wanders off down the path. Before too long, he comes across just the person he needs....Magical, beguiling and utterly in tune with the richness of a child's imagination, 'The Puddleman' is classic Briggs." Dust jacket ha s sm a ll a re a s of minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PLEASURES OF THE PAST:  A LIGHT-HEARTED COMMENTARY ON THE ENJOYMENTS OF PAST GENERATIONS., Brooke, Iris.
15 Brooke, Iris. PLEASURES OF THE PAST: A LIGHT-HEARTED COMMENTARY ON THE ENJOYMENTS OF PAST GENERATIONS.
Odhams, London, 1955, first edition. 
175 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontispiece, 16 pages of b&w plates, 80 line drawings. "Iris Brooke, who is well-known for her many authoritative books on English costume through the ages, has gathered together in these pages , a charming record of the pleasures that beguiled the hours of bygone generations that knew neither radio nor television, neither cinema nor jazz. The book, which covers the period from the mid-fifteenth century to the early nineteenth c e n t u r y , i s made up largely of carefully-selected quotations from the works of contemporary diarists, poets and authors, writing of their own pleasures and the sights they witnessed - cameos full of life and vitality, painted in the colourfu l vo ca bu la ry o f t he ir day and age, better by far than any modern description could make them." Chapter headings: Pleasures of the Palate; Sadistic Sport and Sights; Games and Amusements; Ornamental Gardens; Public Parks and Gardens; Dress an d D res sin g; Pri de of Po sse ssion; Travel and Sight-Seeing; Music and Dancing; Masques, Pageants and Spectacles; Conceits and Solaces; Urban Diversions; Fairs and Freaks. Light browning to edges of textblock, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text bloc k, l igh t wr ink lin g an d sl ight browning at top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling - tiny tears and creases at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light foxing on inside surface. Ver y Goo d/Ver y Goo d- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Cabell, James Branch. Signed. THE WORKS OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL. CHIVALRY: DIZAIN DES REINES. THE STORISENDE EDITION. VOLUME 5.
Robert M. McBride, New York, 1928, number 1077 of an edition of 1590 copies. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (dark green boards with gold lettering on spine and blind stamp of rearing horse on front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AT END OF AUTHOR'S NOTE. Contents: Precautional; The Prologue; The Story of Sestina; The Story of the Tenson; The Story of the Rat-Trap; The Story of the Choices; The Story of the Housewife; The Story of the Satraps; The Story of the Heritage; The Story of the Scabbard; The Story of the Navarrese; The Story of the Fox-Brush; The Epilogue. Interior - pages browning lightly, some pages unopened, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fore-edge and bottom edge of textblock browned, darkening to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing to bottom of boards and rear board surface, faint foxing marks on front board surface. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SEVEN AGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY., Carver, Field Marshall Lord.
17 Carver, Field Marshall Lord. THE SEVEN AGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, (1984), Ist ed. 
332 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297783734 B & w photos, illustrations and maps. The story of the British Army from the 17th C, when Britian first had a standing army, up to the time of writing. The seven stages are those of C romwell; Marlborough; Wellington; Wolseley and Roberts; Haig; Montgomery; and Templer. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very minor edge wear, and minor wrinkling, slight waviness to fore-edge of text bl o c k . V ery Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
18 Chisnall, Peter. Illustrated by Richard Grasby. POTTERS PROGRESS: A SHORT HISTORICAL SURVEY OF THE ART OF POTTERY MAKING FROM THE EARLIEST AGES.
Allied English Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent, 1966. 
27 pp, 8vo, hard cover in glassine wrapper. Monotone illus by Richard Grasby. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Glassine is lightly browned at spine and edges, minor creasing at corners, top/bottom of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
19 Cluness, A.T. THE SHETLAND ISLES. THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES.
London Robert Hale 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
308 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. "Here is a detailed description of the islands with their headlands, skerries, tide-streams and lonely tarns; the inhabitants are more intimately and accurately analysed and depicted than ever before. The individuality of the Shetlander is well-known; here that individuality is explained. The saga of the race's endurance and successful efforts throughout the ages to wrest a livelihood from the ocean occupies a fair part of the book, while misconceptions of the Southron regarding the isles are so firmly exposed that the book will alter radically the existing ideas of both English and Scots about the islands and their inhabitants. Space has been devoted to legend and folk-lore, and philologists will find much of interest in the chapters treating of the dialect, which, the author claims, still contains the purest survivals in the British Isles of old Norn and Anglo-Saxon tongues. And throughout there is the rough of the sea, playing its part in the lives of the Shetlander, from the days when Leif the Lucky sailed past Furthurstrander to the times of the Altmark and the Hood. The ornithologist will have especial pleasure in the fine photographs of sea bird life." Light browning on endpapers, darkening to board edges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at board corners, small bump to bottom corner of most pages - heaviest on pages 225 to 240, book slightly cocked, faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has archival tape down inside of rear hinge, moderate browning - mainly on rear panel, edge creasing, several small closed tears, large chips at top of spine, light edge wear, small waterstains on spine - now protected in removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Coville, Bruce. Illustrated by Katherine Coville. THE EVIL ELVES. VOLUME 3 OF "MOONGOBBLE AND ME".
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2004, first edition. 
71 pp, 8 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068985756X B&w illustrations. "Moongobble has successfully completed two of his three Mighty Tasks: He's collected the Golden Acorns of Alcoona and bottled the tears of the Weeping Werewolf. There 's only one more Mighty Task to go and Moongobble will become a member of the Society of Magicians. But this might be the most difficult one of them all. Moongobble must go deep into the Great Forest of Boodle to recover the Queen's Belly B u t t o n , a magical stone that was plucked off an ancient statue by a band of elves. The Belly Button has the power to tempt its owner to do evil things - and those elves have been causing trouble left and right. Moongobble enlists the help of Ed wa rd , Ur k, the Rusty Knight, Fireball the Dragon, and Arfur, an old friend. Even with their help, this task won't be easy. Anyone who attempts to steal the Belly Button and fails will be turned into stone! Will Moongobble be able to succe ssf ull y s te al the stone and resist its powers?" Ages 6-10. Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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