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FAMILIAR LONDON., Barton, Rose.
1 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
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME XVI - 1985.  (VOLUME 16.), Boyd, W.E.; Breeze, David J.; Dobson, Brian; Evans, Edith; Dowdell, G.; Thomas, H.J.; Hutchinson, J.N.; Poole, Cynthia; Lambert, N.; Bromhead, E.N.; Jackson, Ralph; Jenkins, Ian; Wright, R.P.; Welsby, D.A.; Todd, Malcolm; Stephens, G.R.; Maxwell, et
2 Boyd, W.E.; Breeze, David J.; Dobson, Brian; Evans, Edith; Dowdell, G.; Thomas, H.J.; Hutchinson, J.N.; Poole, Cynthia; Lambert, N.; Bromhead, E.N.; Jackson, Ralph; Jenkins, Ian; Wright, R.P.; Welsby, D.A.; Todd, Malcolm; Stephens, G.R.; Maxwell, et BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME XVI - 1985. (VOLUME 16.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1985. 
370 pp + 28 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; John Gillam: A Bibliography, 1939-84; Palaeobotanical Eviden ce from Mollins; Roman Military Deployment in North England; A Third-Century Maritime Establishment at Cold Knap, Barry, South Glamorgan; Combined Archaeological and Geotechnical Investigations of the Roman Fort at Lympne, Kent; Cosmetic Se t s f r o m L ate Iron Age and Roman Britain; A Group of Silvered Horse-Trappings from Xanten ('Castra Vetera'); Auchendavy Roman Fort and Settlement; Two 'Topoi' in the 'Agricola'; Fortlets and Distance Slabs on the Antonine Wall; Civic Aqueducts i n B ri ta in ; T he Roman Fort at Bury, Barton, Devonshire; Pottery Production in Muncaster, Eskdale in the Second Century A.D.; Official Tile-Stamps from London which cite the Province of Britain; Notes: Iron Age 'Coin Moulds' - A Miniature Bro nze A xe fr om Tid di ng ton , Warwickshire - An Inscribed Intaglio - A Decorative Bronze Applique from Silchester - A Bronze Lion from Hanbury, Worcestershire - Romano-British Fields and Farms in the Vale of Glamorgan - A Gold Ring from Littlecot e Pa rk - A Rev ise d Re sto rat ion of the Inscription on the Mosaic Pavement found in the Temple of Lydney Park, Gloucestershire; Roman Britain in 1983: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Inte rio r - clean and tigh t wi th n o pr evious ownership marks. Exterior - book is very slightly cocked, very light edge wear, small surface paper loss at bottom of rear cover, soft crease at top of rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.
3 Burton, Anthony. THE CANAL BUILDERS.
London Eyre Methuen 1972 413284107 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WENTWORTH BYGONES.  FROM THE PAPERS AND RECORDS OF THE HEAD-OF-THE-LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  VOL. NO. 2.  1960., Charlton, R.S; Campbell, Marjorie Freeman; Springer, H. Isabel; Goodale, Edward; Johnson, William F.; Woodhouse, T. Roy; Burkholder, Mabel.
4 Charlton, R.S; Campbell, Marjorie Freeman; Springer, H. Isabel; Goodale, Edward; Johnson, William F.; Woodhouse, T. Roy; Burkholder, Mabel. WENTWORTH BYGONES. FROM THE PAPERS AND RECORDS OF THE HEAD-OF-THE-LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. VOL. NO. 2. 1960.
Hamilton, Ontario Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society 1960 Stapled in Wraps Good 
48 pp, 8 15/16" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: The President's Message; Report; Administrative Beginnings in the Town of Hamilton 1833-1838; Seventy Years with Hamilton's Street Railway; A History of the Hamilton Street Railway Company; The Origin of Some Street Names of Hamilton; The Historical Evolution of Hamilton Beach; The Story of Jean Baptiste Rousseau (continued) 1758-1812; Crown Patentees of Ancaster Township. In the article on Street Names, a name has been crossed out in ink and another added, the article on Roussea has quite a few words highlighted in yellow and there is an ink notation on the inside of the rear cover. Interior - minor browning in page gutters, minor ink offset on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to color on spine area. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI., Cushing, Frank Hamilton.  Edited by Barton Wright.
5 Cushing, Frank Hamilton. Edited by Barton Wright. THE MYTHIC WORLD OF THE ZUNI.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1994 0826313876 / 9780826313874 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good - Barton Wright. 
167 pp, 10" H. B&w illustrations. "First recorded over a hundred years ago by Frank Hamilton Cushing (the first participant observer of a native American Indian population), these tales have remained buried in an 1891 Bureau of American Ethnology report. Barton Wright has collected twenty-five of them, edited them, and provided extensive annotation. He shows how each myth compares to its parallel among other pueblos, glosses native terms, and illustrates each story with excellent scratchboard drawings. Within the Zuni world of myth and legends lies tales of adventure, epic journeys, and tragedy, which relate history, teach moral values, explain ceremonies, and offer amusement as well. Representing just a sampling of what is available in Zuni oral tradition, these twenty-five myths present Zuni thought on the origins of the cosmos, the deities, the earth, and the all important food, corn. They explain social organization, the Kach'ina Cult, and the early wanderings of the Zuni or A'shiwi around the Southwest." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small crease at top corner of front cover, minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MARY BARTON:  A TALE OF MANCHESTER LIFE., Gaskell, Elizabeth.  Introduced by Jenny Uglow.
6 Gaskell, Elizabeth. Introduced by Jenny Uglow. MARY BARTON: A TALE OF MANCHESTER LIFE.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Very Good Alexy Pendle. 
391 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green and buff coloured cloth in a design by Frances Button, gold title block on spine with black lettering, dark green endpapers. Nine b&w illustrations, plus colour frontispiece, by Alexy Pendle. Originally published in 1848, "(t)his edition follows the text of Macdonald Daly's edition, published by Penguin Books in 1996, with minor emendations." "(T)he first novel to have a truly working-class girl as its heroine, and it let middle-class readers into her home and into her heart. It was a Manchester melodrama, a tale of the desperate 'Hungry Forties', with breath-stopping scenes of drama and excitement - a fire, a murder, a trial. It was a love story, and a tight, entangled portrayal of conflicting loyalties. But it was also a thoroughly sympathetic depiction of the lives of mill-workers, and of the gulf between them and their masters, uncovering an abyss of incomprehension and lack of communication that would lead inevitably to tragedy." Slipcase has very tiny scuff on one side panel, very small bump at top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
LONDON MIDLAND STEAM ON THE EX-L & Y., Greenwood, R.S.  Photographs by W.H. Ashcroft, J.G. Blears, A.J. Cocker, J.A. Cox, D. Greenwood, R.S. Greenwood, Barry Hilton, Brian Hilton, I.G. Holt, P. Hutchinson, G.W. Morrison, K. Roberts, Eric Treacy.
7 Greenwood, R.S. Photographs by W.H. Ashcroft, J.G. Blears, A.J. Cocker, J.A. Cox, D. Greenwood, R.S. Greenwood, Barry Hilton, Brian Hilton, I.G. Holt, P. Hutchinson, G.W. Morrison, K. Roberts, Eric Treacy. LONDON MIDLAND STEAM ON THE EX-L & Y.
D. Bradford Barton, Truro, Cornwall, 1975. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 08511532314 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway spread itself for some 600 miles across the two counties of the Red and White Rose. Much of this w ay it ran through industrial areas where the typical backdrop was angular cotton mills, stone quarries and colliery spoilheaps, although in the Pennines hill scenery alternates with industrial towns....The book is broadly divided into the f o l l o w i n g subjects: Main line services; Yorkshire locals; Manchester and the Residentials; Liverpool; Horwich; Freight power; L & Y locomotives; Pugs; Todmorden; Summit Tunnel; the Oldham branch; Rochdale; Bury; Bolton; Southport; Blackburn; Ac cr in gt on ; th e S cotswood - Red Bank ECS; and excursions." Previous owner's small stamp small business label on front pastedown, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small bumps to top edge of rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped , h as min or edg e wea r, l ight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and two small bumps at top edge of rear panel, minor browning at edges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK:  THE STORY OF THE SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA., Harris, George H.
8 Harris, George H. THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK: THE STORY OF THE SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA.
Montreal Sun Life Assurance 1928 First Edition Full-Leather Good+ S.H. Maw and A. Sherriff Scott. Inscribed
284, xxvi pp, 10 3/8" H, full dark brown leather with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt border to front and rear boards and gilt decoration bordering fixed endpapers. Dark brown endpapers, top edge gilt. Inscribed on second free endpaper: "With the Compliments of / Arthur B. Wood / Feb/10/30". At the time, Mr. Wood was Head of the Actuarial Department and would later go on to become President himself. 15 tissue-covered b&w plates (portraits and company building) plus 12 b&w decorations. The history of the Sun Life Assurance Company, produced to celebrate Mr. Thomas Bassett Macaulay's fifty years of service with the company. Three page leaves have a small fore-edge tear which are archivally taped and two leaves have a small edge chip. Leather has light to moderate edge wear, faint to light rubbing on boards - light to moderate on spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
BANZAI ATTACK: KOREA 1951., McLeod, Alistair Sinclair.  (Alan Barton.)
9 McLeod, Alistair Sinclair. (Alan Barton.) BANZAI ATTACK: KOREA 1951.
New Horizon, Bognor Regis, 1981. 
283 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861164709 "....a story about the men who were allocated the honour of being the first British troops to land in Korea and consequently spearheaded the advance of the United Nations Forces fo r the next 140 miles before being forced back by the hordes of Chinese 'volunteers' who poured into North Korea just when it seemed that the war was about over. It is not a biography of the 1st Argylls, it is simply a story based on the R e g i m e n t w h ich fought so valiantly in that far off land and gained the distinction of winning the first Victoria Cross to be awarded in that war. The book outlines the cruel winter conditions which these tough Highlanders had to cope with w it ho ut b ei ng e q ui pp ed with winter clothing. The humour, pathos and horror of war have been clearly outlined in this story and will clearly refresh the memory of any ex-soldier who served in that theatre. Many biographies have been writte n a bou t p rac tic all y e ve ry Reg iment that served in the Korean War, all by professional writers, this story is a 'Voice from the Ranks' as it were, a story written by a Ranker." A fictionalized narrative with the following disclaimer: "This is a sto ry w hich rev olve s ar oun d o ne S ection of men who lived and died fighting with the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in Korea in 1950/51. Their names and characteristics are completely fictional and any resemblance to any person livin g or dead is pu rely coinc ident al." Pre viou s own er's small stamp, small bookstore label partially covering old sticker pull with glue residue, and very small area of glue residue on front pastedown - minor offset on free front endpaper; slight wrin kling at bo ttom of spi ne. D ust j acket has light edge wear - slightly more at top of spine/flaps, soft wrinkle on rear panel, minor rubbing, a few scattered very tiny ink specks on panels - fromt printing process. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THEY GAVE ME A HURRICANE:  FROM FIGHTING IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN TO THE DEFENCE OF MALTA AND SABOTAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA., Palliser, Charles 'Tich', DFC, AE.  Foreword by Wing Commander Tom Neil.
10 Palliser, Charles 'Tich', DFC, AE. Foreword by Wing Commander Tom Neil. THEY GAVE ME A HURRICANE: FROM FIGHTING IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN TO THE DEFENCE OF MALTA AND SABOTAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Hitchin, Herts. Fighting High 2012 0956269680 / 9780956269683 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "As a teenager 'Tich' Palliser became 'hooked on this flying game', and aspired to take to the skies. The Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve provided the opportunity and a few months before the Second World War broke out the Yorkshire-born novice was called-up to learn and develop his skills as a combat fighter pilot. In August 1940 the young sergeant aviator, at the controls of a Hawker Hurricane, entered the ferocious aerial melees of the Battle of Britain, fighting for his life, and his colleague's lives, as he became one of Churchill's 'Few', in the defence of his homeland. Tich met with some combat success but also witnessed the attrition of war at a personal level, losing many squadron friends. Indeed in December 1940 Tich fell victim to enemy fighters. Tich was commissioned in April 1941 and arrived in Malta a month later to play his part in the defence of the beleaguered island. Steadily his score of combat kills rose. He passed the 'ace' status and early in 1942 was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Soon after he took up instructing duties, and for the remainder of the war, despite the continual threat of sabotage, Tich passed on his hard-won experience to novice pilots in South Africa. This is Tich's story in his own words, illustrated with numerous previously unpublished photographs, as the reader accompanies him through the physical tensions and emotional trials of being a Second World War fighter pilot. Tich provides an intimate account of squadron life, including the acquaintances made and coping with the loss of friends." Small bump to top of front hinge, light waviness to edges of texblock. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very tiny edge tears, faint scratch down rear panel, small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
COMPLETE WORKS.  SINGER OF THE BUSH, 1885-1900, and SONG OF THE PEN, 1901-1941.  2 VOLUME SET.  (A.B. 'BANJO' PATERSON.), Paterson, A.B. 'Banjo'.  Collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie.
11 Paterson, A.B. 'Banjo'. Collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie. COMPLETE WORKS. SINGER OF THE BUSH, 1885-1900, and SONG OF THE PEN, 1901-1941. 2 VOLUME SET. (A.B. 'BANJO' PATERSON.)
Landsdowne, Sydney, 1983. 
723 pp, 790 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. Patterned endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. " 'Singer of the Bush' contains Paterson's literary works up to his return from the Boer War. This in cludes his famous poems 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and 'Waltzing Matilda', the poignant 'On Kiley's Run' and the well-loved Saltbush Bill poems. Previously unpublished work includes 'Illalong Children', Paterson' s r e m i n i s c ences of his childhood on properties in western and southern New South Wales....'Song of the Pen' presents Paterson's literary works of the period 1901-1941. During these years he produced a significant amount of poetry and many pr o se w or ks . A mo ng st the poetry, readers will be pleased to find more of Saltbush Bill and the favorites, 'In the Stable', 'The Old Timer's Steeplechase' and 'Any Other Time'. Previously unpublished work includes 'The Cook's Dog', a novel se t in the Au str al ian bu sh; the treatise, 'Racehorses and Racing', a layman's guide to the turf; 'Constantine the Great', a delightful short story for children; and the talks on a wide selection of topics that Paterson gave for wireless and liv e aud ienc e du ring th e 19 30s. ...I n both volumes, the works are presented in chronological order, according to date of publication, except where publication was delayed. In these cases, they are included according to date of writing....P aters on 's w ritin gs ha ve be en m eticu lousl y res earched by the author's grand-daughters, and with the exception of his first two collections of verse, where he was personally involved in the editing, all works are printed in their original fo rm, an d d ate a nd pla ce of first publi cation are g iven f or each. Many of the original line illustrations of Paterson's poems and prose pieces are reproduced, as well as works from his own art collection, original manuscripts, and family memo rabilia .... " Ver y light edge wear, light wrinkli ng at t op/bott om of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine on volume II, light shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jackets have light rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling. VG+/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
ATLANTIC MERCHANT-APOTHECARY: LETTERS OF JOSEPH CRUTTENDEN 1710-1717., Steele, I.K., editor.  (Joseph Cruttenden.)
12 Steele, I.K., editor. (Joseph Cruttenden.) ATLANTIC MERCHANT-APOTHECARY: LETTERS OF JOSEPH CRUTTENDEN 1710-1717.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802053645 / 9780802053640 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
135 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brown cloth with black title blocks and decorations on spine and front board - gilt lettering. "The letters of Joseph Cruttenden, London merchant-apothecary, form a unique document in early modern economic, medical, and social history. Cruttenden, who carried on trade in colonial America and the British West Indies, did not represent the powerful merchant houses that handled much of the colonial trade as commission agents and staple traders. He was one of the thousands of small traders whose names survive, like rows of miniature tombstones, only in the English portbooks. The remedies his colonial customers ordered suggest that these physicians, clerics, and merchant apothecaries were better informed about new drugs and practices than has been assumed. Cruttenden's letters provide a rare opportunity to evaluate the pharmacy of his time, in terms not of huge pharmacopoeias but of the ingredients and remedies actually sought by practitioners. In frank and engaging style, Cruttenden reveals a little about himself, a great deal about the drug and medicine trade, and even more about the business practices of a small trader in England's Atlantic empire." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Weaver, Lawrence, Sir. LUTYENS HOUSES AND GARDENS.
London Country Life 1921 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
203 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Cloth spine with gold lettering/banding, paper-covered boards with title pastedown on front board. Marbled endpapers, tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, b&w photographs and floor plans. Contents: Introductory; Typical Early Works (1890-1898); Three Surrey Houses of 1899; Two Houses Built in 1900-1; More Houses in the Tudor Manner, 1901-3; The Reparation of Lindisfarne Castle; The Gardens of Hestercombe; Four Houses Built 1905-7; Heathcote, Ilkley, 1906; Three Altered Houses, 1906-9; Lambay Castle, 1908-12; Temple Dinsley, Herts, 1909; Three Smaller Houses, 1908-9; Nashdom, Taplow, Bucks, 1909; Two Large Houses in Kent, 1910-12; Reparation of a Sussex Manor House and an Irish Castle; Folly Farm; Designs for Furniture; Index. Book slightly cocked, very light edge wear, slight bump to corners, binding is cracked in several places but pages are holding firmly, light dust staining to top of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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