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STORIES FROM KING ARTHUR AND HIS ROUND TABLE., Clay, Beatrice.
1 Clay, Beatrice. STORIES FROM KING ARTHUR AND HIS ROUND TABLE.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1931 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Dora Curtis. 
127 pp, 7 1/8" H. 8 colour plates, including frontiespiece (collated), plus b&w drawing at the top of each chapter beginning. Contents: Introduction; The Coming of Arthur; Of the Finding of Excalibur; Of the Treachery of Queen Morgan le Fay; Of the Birth of Sir Tristram; The Magic Potion; How Sir Tristram rescued the Fair Isolt; The Adventures of Gawain and Gareth; The Adventures of Geraint; The Coming of Sir Galahad; How Sir Galahad won the Red Cross Shield; The Adventures of Sir Launcelot and the End of the Quest; How Mordred plotted against Sir Launcelot; The Trial of the Queen; How King Arthur and Sir Gawain went to France; The Morte D'Arthur; The Death of Sir Launcelot and of the Queen. Light browning to pages and edges of text block, two thirds of page 46 has moderate browning due to old newspaper clipping, one page leaf with small corner crease, very light edge wear to boards, minor soiling on rear board. Dust jacket has light soiling, moderate browning on spine - light browning elsewhere, several tiny and small edge chips/tears, light to moderate edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TRISTAN AND ISOLDE:  RESTORING PALAMEDE., Erskine, John.
2 Erskine, John. TRISTAN AND ISOLDE: RESTORING PALAMEDE.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
347 pp, 8 1/8" H. Black cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine and front board, blind stamped decoration and image of mounted knight on front board. Decorated endpapers. Erskine re-introduces the Saracen, Palamede, to the story of Tristan, Isolde and King Mark. Previous owner's name/address in ink on half-title page, light browning to pages, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightlty cocked, some areas of light discoloration on boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TAPESTRY OF WAR:  A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR., Gwyn, Sandra.
3 Gwyn, Sandra. TAPESTRY OF WAR: A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1992 000215787X / 9780002157872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
552 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "For some, like the aging man-about-town Agar Adamson, and the promising politician Talbot Papineau, the war was both the climax and the denouement of their careers. For others, like Harold Innis, just off an Ontario farm, the horror of the trenches changed the direction and purpose of their lives. For Vancouver secretary Grace MacPherson, war was a great adventure; for Ottawa socialite Ethel Chadwick, it was a wave that pushed her aside and left her stranded for life. For Max Aitken, better known as Lord Beaverbrook, it was an opportunity to be exploited. For Newfoundlander Owen Steele, it was an heroic duty that ended in a rain of bullets at Beaumont-Hamel. Sandra Gwyn has woven the intimate threads of these lives into a composite portrait that is overwhelming in its power." Minor wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HITLER & GELI., Hayman, Ronald.
4 Hayman, Ronald. HITLER & GELI.
Bloomsbury, London, 1997, first edition. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0747527237 B&w photographs, family tree. "Few people know about the affair Adolf Hitler had with his niece, Geli Raubal. It started in 1927, when he was thirty-eight and she was nine teen. Already leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, he had been imprisoned after the unsuccessful putsch of 1923, released at the end of 1924 and had been banned from speaking in public. It was then that he decided to rent a h o u s e in Obersaltzberg, an small alpine village close to the Austrian border. Geli came to live with him there, together with her mother, Angela Raubal, his widowed half-sister, but the ban was lifted before the Raubals moved in. Hitler could r e la x wi th his niece as he never had before with anyone else, and enjoyed her constant availability. He adored her and they could talk to each other uninhibitedly. The couple shared a strangely intense, passionate relationship, but it was al way s dog ge d b y H itler's intolerance, his chauvinistic attitude to womanhood and his possessive jealousy. Later, the weakening of the bond between (them) coincided with the phenomenal rise in the popularity of the Nazis...In 1931, aged twenty-t hree , Geli Ra ubal was found dead in the Munich flat she shared with Hitler, his revolver on the floor and an unfinished letter on the table. Hitler was shattered by his niece's death, and for the rest of his life couldn't speak of her without becom in g emo tion al... (This book) examines the degeneracy in the family Hitler and Geli came from and the emotional and sexual problems Hitler suffered, thus giving the reader an opportunity to take new bearings on Hitler as a man." Light brow ning t o p ages a nd ed ges of text block, slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
HEL'S CRUCIBLE DUOLOGY.  BOOK ONE. INTO THE FORGE.  BOOK TWO. INTO THE FIRE., McKiernan, Dennis, L.
5 McKiernan, Dennis, L. HEL'S CRUCIBLE DUOLOGY. BOOK ONE. INTO THE FORGE. BOOK TWO. INTO THE FIRE.
Roc, (New York, 1998, 1999), Ist MM printings. 
410 pp, 531 pp, paperbacks - 2 volumes. "A fell and ancient sorcery has thrust the kingdoms surrounding the might Grimwall mountains into battle with forces of great evil. When Tip and Beau, two Warrows from the village of Twoforks, try to save a mortally wounded soldier, they inherit a vital mission. The dying swordsman gives them a simple copper coin and a cryptic message: 'Take the coin east to Agron, and warn all'." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear, spines flat and uncreased. Clean, bright set VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
RIBBON OF FIRE., McLean, Allan Campbell.
6 McLean, Allan Campbell. RIBBON OF FIRE.
Collins, London, 1962, first edition. 
189 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The day that Alasdair was dragged off by the police to the factor's house, accused of writing an anonymous letter threatening murder to the laird, was the day of Lachlann Ban's return from prison. For the year is 1884 and the crofters in the small township of Skye are being oppressed to the limit of their endurance by the laird and his harsh factor. Already they have fought back by pulling down the laird's fine new wall; and now w i t h L a c h l ann Ban again at their head are determined to resist to the last the laird and his crippling reforms....Lachlann Ban was a bold leader and a fiery one. Who but he would have fought a pitched hand battle with the factor? Who but h e wo ul d h av e da re d to rescue a man from prison in Portree and then convey him safely in another man's coffin? Who but he would have gathered an army of men to march to the laird, their torches a ribbon of fire through the hills? Allan Campbe ll Mc Lea n' s new n ove l f or older boys and girls is filled with the conflicts and struggle of the times: the fierce antagonism between Lachlann Bann and the factor; the mounting tension of the men hidden on the hillside waiting to roll bould ers on the hea ds of the sol dier s i n the pass below; the treachery of those who betrayed them. And the characters in the story - Alasdair himself; Lachlann Ban; Alasdair's father; his embittered mother; the crippled tailor; the laird and his dark -hai red daug hte r wh o pr oves a rea l al ly - are memorably drawn." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, 1" closed tear and a few tiny closed tears, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. V G+/VG - 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A VIOLENT PEACE:  GLOBAL SECURITY AFTER THE COLD WAR., Rogers, Paul and Dando, Malcolm.
7 Rogers, Paul and Dando, Malcolm. A VIOLENT PEACE: GLOBAL SECURITY AFTER THE COLD WAR.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 0080366945 / 9780080366944 First English Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Contents: Preface; A New World Order?; The Nuclear Arms Race and Global Militarisation; Arms Control and Disarmament; Military Momentum in the 1990s; Proliferation: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Conventional; Military Force Projection and the New World Order; Oil and US Security; The Gulf - Crisis into War; The Gulf Conflict and its Implications; New Global Pressures; An Arms Control Agenda for the 1990s; Wider Concepts of Security - Preventing New World Disorder; Notes and Further Reading; Index. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds and light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A VIOLENT PEACE:  GLOBAL SECURITY AFTER THE COLD WAR., Rogers, Paul and Dando, Malcolm.
8 Rogers, Paul and Dando, Malcolm. A VIOLENT PEACE: GLOBAL SECURITY AFTER THE COLD WAR.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 0080366945 / 9780080366944 First English Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Contents: Preface; A New World Order?; The Nuclear Arms Race and Global Militarisation; Arms Control and Disarmament; Military Momentum in the 1990s; Proliferation: Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Conventional; Military Force Projection and the New World Order; Oil and US Security; The Gulf - Crisis into War; The Gulf Conflict and its Implications; New Global Pressures; An Arms Control Agenda for the 1990s; Wider Concepts of Security - Preventing New World Disorder; Notes and Further Reading; Index. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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