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Methuen, London, (1941), 6th edition. 
79 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w maps. "This diary is reproduced exactly as written at the time of the events it records in France, with the exception of some omissions and a f ew minor alterations necessary in the interests of security...Its sole interest rests in the simple sequence of entries that accumulate and combine finally to illustrate the immeasurable complications and infinite reactions of the short campa i g n i n France as jotted down by an independent witness. The diary may, perhaps, help readers grasp even more clearly than they do already from following events in the Press, the accumulation of weight, both political and military, that piled u p du ri n g th e first phase of this universal warfare to handicap the commanders of the British Expeditionary Force and the British Air Forces in France." Previous owner's name in ink on free front end paper; very light browning to pages; brownin g to end p ap ers , edges of text block and boards; one page with a dog-ear crease; a few pages with either pen underlining and/or marginalia; one small corner bump; book cocked; light edge wear; slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; small area of co lor fad ing due t o dampness at bottom of front hinge - a few tiny faded areas elswhere; small bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has chips, corner creases, browning soiling and staining, watermarks/staining on inside of rear panel/ hin ge, soft wri nkle s. G ood -/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE QUIET FIELDS., 'BB'.  Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.
2 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. THE QUIET FIELDS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 
206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully, they can still be found by the country-lover and naturalist . This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winter winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Whatever the season of t h e y e a r t h ere is always something to see in the countryside, even when the 'quiet fields' are sheeted with snow. There are the winter migrants - the wildfowl of the wet places, the delicate fieldfares and redwings - who come to Britain to e sc ap e t he b it t er t emperatures of their native lands. 'BB' also describes the advent of the spring migrants, which bring such intense joy to the naturalist that he even had to surrender his studio to a swallow family, which honoured him wi th a v is it and tw o l us ty bro ods of young. And the arrival of frogs at his Big Pond, the first for years, was a red-letter day in his calendar. There is still magic and a sense of peace in Britain's woods and fields. This book sets out to p rov e it , a nd the illu stra tio ns by D .J. Watkins-Pitchford echo exactly the spirit of the writing...." Minor very soft crease, faint pencil erasure marks and previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper; small light crease at b otto m cor ner of half -titl e pag e; v ery mino r edge wear; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has one small closed tear, one tiny tear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, mi nor s oiling , sm all area of de lamina tion at b ottom of front panel at flap-fold, a few tiny dints on hinges - mainly rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
3 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 SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24th FOOT 1689-1937., Atkinson, C.T.
4 Atkinson, C.T. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24th FOOT 1689-1937.
Regimental History Committee, n.p., 1937 (printed by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge). 
601 pp + 4 fold-out maps at rear, small 4to (10" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine/front board) - no dust jacket. Map on front endpapers, tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w and colour plates (including colour un iform studies by Simkin), b&w illustrations, maps throughout text + 4 fold-out maps at rear - collated. Contents: Foreword; Preface; List of Colonels; The Raising of the Regiment - Ireland; Service at Sea - Camaret Bay and Catalonia; Marl b o r o u g h ' s Wars - The Earlier Campaigns and Blenheim; Marlborough's Wars - Ramillies: Oudenarde: Lille; Marlborough's Wars: Malplaquet and after; Ireland - Vigo - A Long Peace; Cartagena; Home Service - Minorca; The Second Battalion - Coasta l Ex pe di ti on s; T he Seven Years War - Westphalia; Gibraltar - Ireland - The American Rebellion - Saratoga; Reconstruction - Home Service - Canada again - Egypt; War renewed - Another Second Battalion - The Cape; The Second Battalion at Home - O rde red to th e P eni nsu la - Talavera; The Peninsular War - Torres Vedras - Fuentes; The Peninsular War - Salamanca - Burgos; The Peninsular War - Vittoria - The Pyrenees; The Peninsular War - France - The Second Battalion Disbanded; The Unlu cky Voy age - In dia - Th e Ne apul Wa r; Home Service - Canada again - Back to India; The Second Sikh War - Chilianwala; India - The Mutiny - Another Second Battalion formed - Peace-time Services; South Africa: The Kaffir War; South Africa - Isan dhlw ana; Sout h Afr ica - Ror ke's Drift : Th e Recovery of the Colour; The South Wales Borderers - Burma; South Africa - To the Occupation of Johannesburg; South Africa Concluded; From South Africa to the Great War; The Great War 1914-1918 - The R egula rs, S pecia l Rese ves and Te rrito rials; The Great War - The Service Battalions; Since the Conclusion of the Great War; Appendices: Roll of Officers; War Memorials; The 18th and 24th Battalions, Australian Military Forces; Index of higher f ormati ons an d unit s; Inde x of person s and places; Gene ral Index. This volume was in the signet Library Edinburgh. It has "Signet Library" and a small number written in pen on front pastedown, oval library stamp on verso of free front endpa per and on hal f-title page wi th so me very light ink offs et on adjacent page (light erasure marks in center of the stamps), small 5 digit number written in ink on copyright page, minor soiling to endpapers, small soft crease at top corner of ap prox. pa ges 290 to 390, light rub bing a nd a few light soiling marks on boards, bump to top corner of front board - very small bump at bottom corner, three small shallow bumps on edges of rear board, light edge wear and wrinkling at top/bottom o f spine, light we ar at co rners, des crete " Signet Li brary" in gold l etteri ng on spine, light browning and minor soiling on fore-edge of textblock, shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Good+ 
Price: 365.00 USD
Reader's Digest, London, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861455185 Map endpapers. Colour photographs. "Breathtaking views, fascinating stories, archaeological treasures, links with famous characters - whether in the countryside or a town or vill age, around every corner you come face to face with Britain's heritage. All of these - and more - are to be found in this authoritative....guidebook - part of a new regional series from the AA - which captures the spirit of the best and mos t i n t e r e sting features of Southeast England. Local legends, literary, historical and architectural facts - together with items of natural history and geological interest - are just some of the topics packed into the 160 pages. The entries o n t ow ns a nd v il lages are arranged throughout the book in alphabetical order for easy reference. And over 70 photographs conjure up images of the most memorable and beautiful scenes in the region." Small bump at bottom corner of boards. Wri nk li ng at bot tom of fl ap-folds - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Collins, London, 1953, 1st edition. 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. " a vivid picture of Robert Burns at the height of his creative powers, acclaimed as Scotland's national bard and yet bitterly aware of the empty glory of that fame so far as any worth-while improvement in his immediate prospects are concerned. He has left the scene of his brief triumph in the Edinburgh drawing-rooms. He is a farmer again, trying to wrest a living from the grudging soil of Ellisland . . . H e h a s very much on his mind the cares of a wife and family, for whom he is determined to make a home. Through these pages the sterling worth of Jean Armour shines like a star. Bonnie Jean has hitherto had scant justice paid to her by b io gr ap he rs . He re her character is limned with admiration and affection. One understands the strength of the bond between her and Burns, and how it could withstand the devastating impact of Burns's infatuation for Anna Park, the golden-haire d H ebe of th e G lo b e T ave rn in Dumfries....But the story is concerned too with Burns's intellectual development, not only as a poet but as a thinker peculiarly sensitive to the fresh political breezes that are blowing in so strongly from Fra nce. ...T he b ook ends wi th the aba ndonment of the farm and of the life he had known since boyhood, the never-ending struggle with the land; already the shadow of his last tragic years in Dumfies lies darkly across his path...." Four very sma ll in k che ck ma rks on ve rso of dedic ation page, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, one very small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to color at bottom edge s and on spi ne - s ligh t fadi ng a t t op edg es, bo ok slightly cocked. Dust jacket has small chips/tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 1" piece missing at bottom of rear panel, two small areas of surface paper loss on rear p anel, l ight ru bbing and so iling - m ainly o n rear panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
Epic Press, Belleville, Ontario, 2002. 
64 pp, 8 1/8" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, map. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: TO MABEL ENJOY DAVE BOWMAN. ISBN 1553063996 "It was bad enough that Royal Canadian Air Force warrant officer David S.J. Bowman was fighting in a war, but then on Ap ril 23, 1945, David encountered an unexpected and terrible twist of events that changed his life forever. After a fairly routine enemy target attack on a munitions dump near Rangoon, Burma, his Liberator aircraft was making its way back across t h e Bay of Bengal, bringing David and his comrades back to home base for a debriefing and a beer. Ten miles from the shores of Burma, David suddenly heard his skipper say these chilling words: 'Dinghy! Dinghy! Prepare for ditching.' David Bow ma n, i n his easy, humourous style, shares his true life story experiences of that fateful day in 1945 and the days following. He invites his readers to join him in reliving the ups and downs of the experience in the Bay, 'welcoming you all to th e B ay o f Bengal'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book lightly cocked, very light edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Crowood, Marlborough, 1997, reprint. 
157 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1852237635 "All horses and ponies have some aptitude for jumping, but it is up to the rider to develop the natural talent that a horse may possess in order for it to realize its full po tential. One of the most effective ways of doing this is through using gridwork, a logical system of training that increases the horse's confidence, encourages the development of good musculature, and improves the horse's accuracy, agility a n d t e c h nique. It can be adapted to suit the individual needs of any horse and can be introduced at any stage of its jumping career. The benefits of gridwork are beyond dispute, but too often it is the subject of misunderstanding and, cons e qu en tl y , ab us e, which can lead to the onset of problems rather than to the resolution of them. In (this book), gridwork is demystified and explained in a way that will enable anyone to develop a safe and effective training programme. Ther e is pra cti ca l ins tru cti on and advice on prepatory work, choosing equipment, building fences, calculating distances, and developing gridwork exercises; there is also an invaluable trouble-shooting chapter, which aims to identify the causes of an y p robl ems and s ugge st r emed ies. At every stage, from the basics to the more advanced, the reader is encouraged to consolidate progress and move forward in a step-by-step, logical fashion towards improved performance and, ultimately, grea ter suc cess. Cl earl y w ritte n and prof usely illustrated with photographs and explanatory line-drawings, this book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive work on the subject of gridwork yet published." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrin klin g at top/bo ttom of sp ine and fl ap-fol ds, li ght rubbing, tiny scuff at top of spine. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
Manor House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994, first edition. 
349 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0964066505 Maps. "....a well-researched biography of the brilliant Hannibal as seen through the eyes of an interesting, yet fictional, officer. It retains a close fidelity to known facts ab out the life of one of the finest generals the world has ever known, but it reads like an historical novel....This book recreates the amazing life and times of this military genius, charismatic leader, astute manager of resources, efficien t p u b l i c a dministrator, and great champion of democracy. Most of what we know about Hannibal was written by his enemies over 2,000 years ago. Their writings show a grudging admiration for the brilliant Hannibal, but they are written from t he Ro ma n pe rs pe c ti ve, with the prejudices of his bitter enemies. 'Hannibal's Lieutenant' interprets the fascinating facts and situations as Hannibal and his supporters would have seen them, with their own prejudices. Once war was declared by h is gov er nme nt, Ha nn iba l became a victim of political gridlock and inaction by politicians of the Carthaginian government in Africa. Political enemies in Carthage, more than the Roman soldiers in Italy, were responsible for his failure t o d ef eat Rom e.. ..Ha nnib al c ome s al ive as the story follows his life: from his early years to commanding general of Carthaginian forces in Spain at age 25; from climbing the hazardous Alps with his army and elephants to invade Italy at age 26 t o f ight ing R oman s in Italy for 16 y ears with no major defeats; through public adminstrator in Carthage for seven years after the war, where he reformed the government by eliminating graft and corruption and changed it from rule by a privi leged few to t he mos t dem ocrat ic gov ernme nt in the Hellenistic world; from military consultant of the king of Syria in Ephesus where he accompanied the king during Syria's invasion of Greece and later led a fleet of warships in a sea battle to hi s ref uge on the is land o f Cret e; thro ugh hi s stin t as consultant to the king of Bithynia after fleeing Crete; and finally to his suicide at age 64 in 183 B.C." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket h as mino r wrink ling at top of spine a nd fl ap-folds. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 37.50 USD
THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT.  (THE 9th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Carew, Tim.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
10 Carew, Tim. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT. (THE 9th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1967, first edition. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, music (Rule Britannia). "In this short history of the Royal Norfolk Regiment Tim Carew describes the interesting story of one of the most famous regiments of the li ne. From 1685 to the sad day in 1959 when the Royal Norfolks were amalgamated with the Suffolk Regiment to found the 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk), theirs has been a record of uninterrupted service in nearly every cam p a i g n f ought by the British Army since its early days. Indeed in the Second World War they won five V.C.s, more than any other Regiment. It is a magnificent story and this book justly presents the deeds of this great regiment in a form which w il l ap pe a l not only to those who served in the Royal Norfolks, but to anyone interested in military history." Book slightly cocked, light cigarette odor, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block. Du st jac ke t h as be en price clipped, has moderate browning, light water stain at top inside edge, light edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
MAPLE LEAF ROUTE:  FALAISE., Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert.
11 Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert. MAPLE LEAF ROUTE: FALAISE.
(Maple Leaf Route, Alma, Ontario, 1983). 
143 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919907024 Profusely illus. with b&w maps, photos, drawings and plans. The second volume in a series on the Canadian campaign in Northwest Europe 1944-45. "...contains the stor y of Allied and German strategy in the last month of the Normandy Campaign as well as a detailed account of the battles fought by the Canadians along the road to Falaise. The text is complemented by contemporary photographs, War Art, a new s e r i e s o f maps oriented to illustrate the thrust of the Allied assault, and facsimiles of War Diaries from many Canadian regiments." Waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock - no evidence of dampness, minor edge wear, soft crease down front f re e en dp ap e r. Dust jacket has fading to spine/front hinge color, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to inside edges. Very good/Very Good- 
Price: 47.50 USD
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1957, first edition. 
304 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Jalna, the tremendous tribe of Whiteoaks, the distant Canadian background, with its maple trees, its great lake, its fascinating mixture of primitive outdoors and civilised comfo rt: was it from such a background that Mazo de la Roche sprang? In this long family chronicle stretching from generation to generation, has she been telling us something of herself? (This book) answers these questions. Here is a vivid re-cr e a t i o n of (her) life, in some ways so like the life of a Whiteoak, but always individual and characteristic. The background is the same, the beautiful section of Ontario that borders on one of the great Canadian lakes, but the experience is d if fe re nt . S he gives us a spontaneously written account of the rather strange childhood of one who was born with the writer's eye, who grew to use her gifts, and for whom discerning Fortune gave the opportunity of finding a world-wide audience, ap pro ach ed in so many languages, retained through so many years. - But (it) is not only about a writer's work. It is a story of friendships and travel, of animal friends as well as human ones; and of a perfect companionship that has endured n earl y a life tim e, and is honoured in the dedicatory inscription to the book." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped; has light edge wear and tiny chip/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; moderate br ownin g on rear pan el, spi ne and flap-folds, slight waviness along top/bottom edges of both panels. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1982, first edition. 
100 pp, oblong 8vo (8 7/8" H x 11" D), hard cover (simulated brown leather with gold lettering on spine and gold border on front board) in dust jacket. ISBN 0115802274 B&w photographs. "Despite the primitive cameras and the cumbersome ancillary e quipment early photographers had to use, not to mention the formidable technical problems peculiar to photography in the tropics, much of what has survived of nineteenth-century photography in India is of an exceptionally high standard, compa r a b l e w ith the best of European photography of the same period. The dramatically varied landscapes, the contrasts of opulence and poverty, and the complexity of India's racial and cultural heritage were all potent stimuli to professional and am at eu r al i ke ....(The author) has selected a magnificent album of photographs (from the India Office Library and Records) illustrating people, places and events in such a way as to convey the quality of life in Victorian India. His authoritat ive te xt an d c ap tio ns trace the early progress of photography in the sub-continent and place the photographs, many published now for the first time, in their social and historical context." Several very small glue marks on front pastedown, mi nor wavi nes s t o ed ges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, very light edge wrinkling, two tiny edge tears with crease, 4 light 2" line indentations on front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
Ziff-Davis, Chicago, 1939. 
94 pp, 16mo (6 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. One of the Ziff-Davis "Little Technical Library" series. "An introduction to color photography could not be written by a more capable man than Ivan Dmitri, for his masterful color pictures have ap peared regularly in many great magazines. In this volume, he tells you what you need to know to make good pictures on natural color film. There are very complete chapters on solving the typical problems of landscapes, family pictures, tra v e l s c e n e s, action and sports pictures, beach and snow scenes, home interiors, theater and night street scenes. Final chapters explain in simple fashion how color prints can be made at home." Minor browning to endpapers, slight browning to s pi ne an d ed ge s of boards, foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, sveral small closed tears and tiny chips, light to moderate soiling, slight darkening to spine, flap-folds and edges; light browning on i nsi de sur f ace . Ve ry Go od-/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN AIR SERVICE: FAMOUS PILOTS & AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ONE., Durkota, Alan; Darcey, Thomas; Kulikov, Victor.  Drawings by Ian Stair & Harry Woodman.  Illustrations by Alan Durkota, Terry Waldron & James Dietz.
15 Durkota, Alan; Darcey, Thomas; Kulikov, Victor. Drawings by Ian Stair & Harry Woodman. Illustrations by Alan Durkota, Terry Waldron & James Dietz. THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN AIR SERVICE: FAMOUS PILOTS & AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ONE.
Flying Machines Press, Mountain View, California, 1995, first edition. 
546 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0963711024 Map endpapers. "(This) is the first comprehensive story of the men, women, and machines that pioneered aviation in Czarist Russia. Historians, aviation enthusiasts, and modelers alike will find this lavishly-illustrated book vital. Detailed biographies of every Russian ace and every foreign ace who flew in Russia during World War One are included, together with victory information on each pilot. The WWI career of I g o r S i korsky and Dimitry Grigorovich, the most important early Russian designers, are covered in separate sections together with their aircraft. Key manufacturers Anatra, Dux, and Lebedev and their aircraft are detailed. The stories of other no ta bl e R us sian aviation pioneers, including the first women pilots to fly in combat, are told. Medals and awards are discussed in their own section and illustrated with colour photos. Pilots and aircraft are illustrated in more than 600 rar e p hot ogr ap hs, ma ny published here for the first time. The 48-page color section includes paintings, photos of awards, and colour illustrations of 85 aircraft. In addition, 40 aircraft are detailed in 3-view drawings to standard 1/48 or 1/72 sca les. " L igh t wr inkl ing at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has small soft crease at top of spine, minor rubbing, corner crease at top corner of front flap. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 165.00 USD
COLONIAL SMALL WARS, 1837-1901., Featherstone, Donald.
16 Featherstone, Donald. COLONIAL SMALL WARS, 1837-1901.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1973. 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715357115 "45 Victorian campaigns described and illustrated with 79 maps." "From 1837 to 1901 in Canada, Afghanistan, India, Africa, and elsewhere, military expeditions were underta ken to protect British interests, extend a frontier or repel an unprovoked attack. It became in the Victorian era an accepted way of life. In this lively and useful study Donald Featherstone, after defining 'small wars' and describing th e V i c t o r i a n soldier and his weapons, covers all the minor actions in detail. Most of the accounts are complemented by specially drawn maps and plans which have never before been collected together in a single volume." Previous owner's sma ll st am p on e ac h of the front endpapers, soft crease down free rear endpaper, small bump at top rear corner, tiny bump at top/bottom corner of front board, very light rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip and cr eas e s a t t op of re ar fl ap- fold, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 47.50 USD
Basingstoke Macmillan 1996 033365028X / 9780333650288 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Around the world, fantasy writers are drawing more and more from ancient Welsh mythic tales and folklore. What is the secret of their timeless appeal? (The author) examines the contemporary retelling of the old Welsh stories and explores the way they treat the deepest and most urgent of all human needs - the need to belong. She discusses fantasy novels by popular authors such as Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, Alan Garner and Stephen Lawhead. Historical romances have fantasy elements too - such as those by Sharon Penman, Edith Pargeter and Barbara Erskine. Arthurian literature and films are also reviewed in a discussion of the Celtic notion of the hero and its importance, on a personal level, for the individual reader." Contents: Introduction: Welsh Myth and the Sense of Belonging; Eternal Triangles and the Cycles of Myth; Reconstructing the Present from the Stories of the Past; Children from Dysfunctional Families: Instruments of Mythic Healing; The Place of the Pig-Keeper: To Know Oneself; Arthurian Novels and the Spirit of the Welsh Place; Belonging and the Right of Possession: Children's Novels; Welsh Myth in Historical Novels; The Film Hero and Welsh Mythology; Myth, Theology and Belonging; Notes; Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light edge wear, very light rubbing, two small areas of tiny scuffs at bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1960, first American edition. 
297 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The Crimean War was a little war, a seemingly unimportant war which England entered - as Trevelyan wrote - for no better reason than that she was bored with pe ace. When, in 1854, the London crowds saw their soldiers marching off to fight, they cheered with delight. The war against Russia, into which Britain and France had drifted in alliance with Turkey - and which had grown out of a petty quarre l b e t w e en some monks in Jerusalem - was to be a lighthearted and glorious adventure. True, the Crimean was a war to capture only one town. Nonetheless the suffering was appalling and 300,000 lives were lost. It was in the Crimean War that t he te le gr ap h was first used to apprise statemen at home of events at the front. It was then that Florence Nightingale, horrified by the unnecessary waste of life and by the inhumanity of the treatment of the troops, organized the nursing servi ce t hat wa s t o m ak e history. It was, in fact, Crimea that finally ended the myth that war had glamor. In (this book, the author) tells the full story of this strange conflict, how the errors and blunders and optimism on the part of Palmersto n a nd Que en V icto ria, Lo uis Napoleon and Tsar Nicholas developed into a nightmare. Here is the story of the fantastic, gallant and infamous Charge of the Light Brigade, but here also is the unforgettable drama of the ordinary soldier - Briti sh, Fre nch, Russi an an d Tur kish - who fought steadfastly on, though sacrificed again and again by the stupidity of his commanders." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clip ped, has very small chip/ tears with moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wear elsewhere, light fading to spine color, some light browning, minor soiling. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 12.00 USD
THE INUIT PRINT / T'ESTAMPE INUIT., Goetz, Helga.  Foreword by William E. Taylor, Jr.
19 Goetz, Helga. Foreword by William E. Taylor, Jr. THE INUIT PRINT / T'ESTAMPE INUIT.
National Museum of Man, Ottawa, 1980, 2nd impression. 
267 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 3/8" H x 10 5/16" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 066050278X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour reproductions. Bilingual text (English/French). "The 155 prints reproduced in this widely acclaimed catalogue, 12 of them in full colour, constitute a retrospective survey of the first twenty years of Inuit printmaking in the Canadian Arctic. Selected for exhibition internationally, the prints provide exciting insights into the traditions and belie f s o f a unique group of artists. Five widely scattered communities are represented - Cape Dorset (where James Houston introduced the Inuit to this form of expression in 1957 and guided their first experiments), Holman, Baker Lake, Pangnirtung, a nd Po vu n gn i tuk and other centres in Arctic Quebec. Each community's printmaking history, artists and stylistic techniques are comprehensively documented. The texts accompanying the prints explain the events that are depicted or elucidate the lo r e a nd my tho lo gy represented." Minor edge wear, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, one very small closed tear, light fading to spine color, slight fading on fl ap-f olds a nd t op edg e of fl aps. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 55.00 USD
THE GREAT NEW GOLF COURSES OF CANADA., Gordon, John.  Photography by Doug Ball & Gordie Ball.
20 Gordon, John. Photography by Doug Ball & Gordie Ball. THE GREAT NEW GOLF COURSES OF CANADA.
Warwick, Toronto, 2006. 
213 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1894622820 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(Examines) thirty-four of the best courses built (in Canada) since 1990. Each course is given a lavish six-page treatment that inc ludes gorgeous photos of the best holes and a 900-word essay on its history, design philosophy, and toughest hole descriptions. The result is an ideal gift for the avid golfer." Contents: The Algonquin; Andersons Creek Golf Course; Bear Mounta i n G olf & Country Club; Bigwin Island Golf Club; Blackhawk Golf Club; Dakota Dunes Golf Links; Dundarave; Eagles Nest Golf Club; Club de Golf le Fountainebleau; Fox Harb'r; Georgian Bay Club; Glen Arbour Golf Course; Glencairn Golf Club; Grandvie w Go l f Club; Humber Valley Resort; King's Riding Golf Club; Kingswood; The Lake Joseph Club; Legends on the Niagara; Magna Golf Club; Le Maitre de Mont Tremblant; Le Mirage; The Okanagan Golf Club; Osprey Valley Resorts; Rattlesnake Point Golf Clu b; Th e Ro ck; Rocky Crest Golf Club; Royal Oaks Estates & Golf Club; St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort; Silvertip Golf Coruse; Speargrass Golf Club; Stewart Creek Golf Club; Taboo; The Wilds at Salmonier River. A heavy book which may require extra p ost age. Sli ght waviness to edges of text block, bottom of spine bumped, tiny bump at top corner of front board, small bump at top edge of rear board, slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fl ap-f olds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
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