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RASCALS, VARMINTS & CRITTERS.  DEADLANDS 1006.
1 RASCALS, VARMINTS & CRITTERS. DEADLANDS 1006.
Pinnacle Entertainment, Blacksburg, VA, 1998. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w. "This book has got everything you'd ever want to know about over 50 kinds of things you'd maybe rather not run into on a moonless night (or at any other time, for that matter). The smartest folks wandering around the Weird West never get far without reading the pages of this well-traveled tome. Other folks, well, we usually don't hear too much from the dead, although these days you never can tell...rules for animal sidekicks, new facts on undead, and dozens of adventure hooks to get the Marshal's mind spinning..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and rubbing, slight waviness to top/bottom of text block, flat uncreased spine. NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Alexander, Bevin. HOW GREAT GENERALS WIN.
Avon, New York, 1995. 
320 pp, 7 7/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0380724367 B&w photographs, maps. "Undaunted by Hannibal's elephants, Scipio Africanus ordered his outnumbered cavlary to charge directly toward the massive beasts - and, by doing so, saved Rome. Stonewall Jack son struck like l ightning throughout the Shenandoah Valley, with occasional feints toward Washington - and so frustrated a numerically superior Union Army. Despite few resouces and even less support from the German High Command, The 'Desert F o x ' , Erwin Rommel, cond ucted one of the most spectacular and successful campaigns in military history. In wars throughout the centuries, the fortunes of great armies have turned on surprise tactics and audacious maneuvers brilliantly conceiv ed b y un co n ventional officers. In this remarkable work, acclaimed historian Bevin Alexander examines some of the most astonishing campaigns and engagements of all time - providing a uniquely insightful look at the battlefield genius of Napole on, Sh er man , L aw rence of Arabia, Mac Arthur, and other military strategists who transformed rout into victory time and time again." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - mi nor edge we ar. Ver y G ood 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES., Belloc, Hilaire.
3 Belloc, Hilaire. CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Very Good Posy Simmonds. 
160 pp, 9" H. Olive green cloth printed with a design by Posy Simmonds in red, yellow, black & white, yellow endpapers, bright red slipcase. Eight full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) plus numerous b&w drawings. Contents: Cautionary Tales for Children; New Cautionary Tales; The Bad Child's Book of Beasts; More Beasts for Worse Children; More Peers; A Moral Alphabet; Ladies and Gentlemen; The Modern Traveller. Light wear at top of spine, very light wear at corners, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Slipcase has minor rubbing/soiling on one side panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Block, Francesca Lia. Cover art by Suza Scalora. THE ROSE AND THE BEAST: FAIRY TALES RETOLD. (SNOW / TINY / GLASS / CHARM / WOLF / ROSE / BONES / BEAST / ICE)
Joanna Cotler / HarperCollins, New York, 2000, 2nd printing. 
229 pp,7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060281294 "With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out. Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place. - A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of her past, finally finds release from its curse. - And Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men. - Within these s i n g u l a r , timeless landscapes, the brutal and the magical collide, and the heroine triumphs because of the strength she finds in a pen, a paintbrush, a lover, a friend, a mother, and finally, in herself." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine . D us t ja ck et h as very minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WYCLIFFE AND THE SCHOOLGIRLS., Burley, W.J.
5 Burley, W.J. WYCLIFFE AND THE SCHOOLGIRLS.
London Victor Gollancz 1976 0575020482 / 9780575020481 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
191 pp, 8" H. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. "Debbie Joyce, a young cabaret singer, is found strangled. A week later, in the same city, Elaine Bennett, a nurse, is similarly murdered. Immediately the press raise the alarm that a psychopathic killer is on the loose. But Chief Superintendent Wycliffe is not convinced that this is the answer. While police precautions are greatly increased, he quietly goes his own way, probing into the possibility, however remote, that there is some logical connection - logical at least to the murderer - between the two deaths. His absorbing investigation takes him into the past of the dead women, and finally to a 'community holiday' which a group of schoolgirls spent together. And nasty little beasts some of them were, playing a cruel trick on the teacher in charge and on one of the other girls. Can this remote escapade have triggered murder in the present? And if so, why and how? And are there other murders to come? Wycliffe learns a lot about the strangeness of human nature during his exploration of the world of the schoolgirls, and the narrative builds up to a tense climax." Faint tanning to pastedowns and half of each free endpaper, two very tiny edge tears at top corner of page leaf 37/38. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has some minor edge wrinkling, minor tanning on inside of flaps and at top inside edge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
6 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Crossley-Holland, Kevin, chosen and introduction by. (Thomas Crofton Croker, Edward Clodd, Sir John Rhys, George Waldron, Helen Waddell, Sir Walter Scott, Joseph Jacobs, Alan Garner, Thomas Keightley, Hugh Miller, Ernest M. Marwick, P.H. Emerson, et al.) FOLK-TALES OF THE BRITISH ISLES.
London Folio Society 1985 Hard Cover Very Good Hannah Firmin. 
393 pp, 9" H. Bound in quarter black cloth, light green paper boards with a pattern in dark green based on a design by Birgitte Cramer, light green endpapers. Gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Medium brown slipcase. Hannah Firmin's b&w wood-engravings consist of a frontispiece and 57 head-pieces, one of which is used seven times. A collection of folk-tales, legends and fairy tales from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man, under the headings: Fairies; Origins and Causes; Kings and Heroes; Fabulous Beasts; Nursery and Jocular; Ghosts; Fables and Animal Tales; Giants and Strong Men; Historical; Saints and Devils; Enchantment; Envoi. Tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Slipcase has tiny dent on one front edge, light soiling on bottom panel, very small bump at one top rear corner. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
COLLECTING THE ANIMALS., Everwine, Peter.
8 Everwine, Peter. COLLECTING THE ANIMALS.
Atheneum, New York, 1972, Ist edition. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" ), hard cover in dust jacket. The Lamont Poetry Selection for 1972. Cover art reproduces William Blake's 'Adam Naming the Beasts'. "The voice of these poems is clear and strong, rising as it does out of the earth to 'the celebrations of the reeds,' living simply and daily among cat-tail, wren, peacock, children, women - These are poems of the real triumphs we seldom understand, the visions of dawn and dusk over the fields and cities where we live, poems that finally embrace even the emptiness 'tasting it bitten face'. The book also includes a group of superb reconstructions of Aztec poems - They are among the best we have today." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, small closed tear at top of rear panel. VG+/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
COMPANION TO NARNIA., Ford, Paul F.  Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle.
9 Ford, Paul F. Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle. COMPANION TO NARNIA.
San Francisco Harper & Row 1980 0062503405 / 9780062503404 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - Lorinda Bryan Cauley. 
315 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. "A complete, illustrated guide to the themes, characters, and events of C.S. Lewis's imaginary world." "Beginning anywhere - with a character, an object, an overview, a theme - readers can pursue a thread of inquiry as far as they wish with this simple-to-use, comprehensive system of cross-references. No matter how familiar you may be with the saga of Narnia, this magical 'Companion' will lead you to a fuller understanding and appreciation of the treasures - hidden as well as overt - enriching these now-classic tales. Paul Ford brings careful scholarship and contagious enthusiasm to his research. He examines classical, scriptural, and literary references; unearths the origins of crucial terms and concepts; and provides insight into the symbolic and thematic threads that amplify and unify the series. Ford is also able to shed light on the influence of events in C.S. Lewis's life upon the composition of the 'Chronicles' - for example, the curious matter of the 'disappearance' of the Dark Island in the differing British and American editions of 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader'. The thoughtful, informative, lively entries invite casual perusal while affording the serious student a refreshing and satisfying key to what has been termed 'the allusive subtext' of the seven books - that valuable substrata of psychological, philosophical, and spiritual ideas that inform and enhance these stories." Very small stain on fore-edge of text block, small bump at top edge of spine, very small remainder mark (red star) and very tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - very light edge wear elsewhere, one very small edge tear with crease, protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN / THE POOL OF TWO MOONS / THE CURSED TOWERS / THE FORBIDDEN LAND / THE SKULL OF THE WORLD.  THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF "THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN" SERIES. (5 BOOKS.), Forsyth, Kate.
10 Forsyth, Kate. THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN / THE POOL OF TWO MOONS / THE CURSED TOWERS / THE FORBIDDEN LAND / THE SKULL OF THE WORLD. THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF "THE WITCHES OF EILEANAN" SERIES. (5 BOOKS.)
New York ROC First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Daniel Horn (1) and Judy York (2-5). 
The first five volumes of "The Witches of Eileanan" series, 6 3/4" H. 1. The Witches of Eileanan - 411 pp, 1998, ISBN 0451456890 - "On the Day of Reckoning, the witches of Eileanan were outlawed - and violations of the new order were punishable by death. Eileanan's Great Towers, once meccas of magic and learning, were left in ruins. And now, the entire land trembles in fear. Yet deep in the mountains, in the shadow of Dragonclaw, a young girl is being tutored in the old ways. Ignorant of her past, uncertain of her future, the foundling Isabeau will soon be forced down a dangerous path of prophesy, conspiracy and magic. It is a world where dragons possess the key to ancient mysteries - where a lost prince will discover a strange and wondrous destiny - and where the ultimate battle between good and evil will be waged." 2. The Pool of Two Moons - 557 pp, 1999, ISBN 0451456904 - "It has been sixteen years since the Day of Reckoning, when magic and witchcraft were outlawed throughout all of Eileanan. And though rumors say that she is dead, the Arch-Sorceress Meghan o' the Beasts still lives. Traveling with her are the true heir to the throne, and the red-haired warrior Iseult. Their fates are woven together in a quest to bring magic back to the land." 3. The Cursed Towers - 544 pp, 2000, ISBN 0451456912 - "(T)he Righ, Lachlan the Winged, overturns his dead brother's decrees against witchcraft. But sixteen years of hatred and superstition have cloaked Eileanan in darkness. And though he has won the power of the Lodestar, Lachlan's rule is challenged by a mere babe - and a civil war erupts. The flame-haired twins - Iseult the Scarred Warrior and Isabeau the apprentice-witch - must go their separate ways. Iseult to fight side by side with her husband, Lachlan. Isabeau to the Cursed Towers, to master her powers - and find the family she has never known." 4. The Forbidden Land - 403 pp, 2001, ISBN 0451458281 - "After her adventures with the League of the Healing Hand, Finn the Cat finds life at Castle Rurach boring. Snowbound for the winter and faced with the prospect of being molded into 'Lady Fionnghal' by her mother, she pines to be on the battlefront with her father against the sea demons. But Finn's talents are needed elsewhere. Summoned by the Righ, Lachlan the Winged, she must embark on a perilous journey into the Forbidden Land. Imprisoned in the Black Tower is a rebellious prophet whose beliefs have made him an enemy among his own people. Now Finn must help rescue the one whose words can free a land enshrouded in darkness." 5. The Skull of the World - 385 pp, 2002, ISBN 0451458699 - "Isabeau the witch longs to rejoin her sister and her home in these uncertain times, but she must first complete one last task for her teachers. To find her true purpose in life, she must reach the Skull of the World and listen to the silent words of the White Gods. Few survive. But those who do are changed forever. Now, when she does return home, she does so with an extraordinary gift. But when Margrit of Arran decides to take advantage of Lachlan's absence by kidnapping his son and heir to the throne, Isabeau must learn to use her gifts in the face of evil - and overcome her enemy once and for all." Interiors - vol. 1 has a small piece missing at top edge of first page and one dog-ear crease, very light browning to inside of covers of vols. 1 & 2, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, one or two tiny corner creases, two faint creases on spine of vol. 5. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
WYVERN WINTER / WYVERN SPRING / WYVERN FALL.  3 VOLUMES OF 4., Forward, Toby.
11 Forward, Toby. WYVERN WINTER / WYVERN SPRING / WYVERN FALL. 3 VOLUMES OF 4.
London Puffin 1994 First Puffin printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Near Fine Michael Foreman. 
142 pp, 149 pp, 166 pp, 7" H. Three volumes of the Wyvern quartet (lacking Wyvern Summer). Colour cover art and b&w interior drawings. "No one will say when the wyverns of Wivern Manor last flew over Herpeton. But Thomas Ketch gradually realizes that his family is linked to the mythical beasts, and when Towser mysteriously disappears Thomas knows that danger lies ahead." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY., Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles.
12 Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY.
New York Gramercy 1993 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Graham Johnston, Herald Painter to the Lyon Court. 
647 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illlustrated with b&w drawings, photographs, colour plates. "(A) thorough explanation of the rules governing the establishment and use of coasts of arms which includes an extraordinarily detailed compendium of the individual elements and designs in the coats of arms of England and Scotland. Because every representation has a specific meaning, based on recognized historical interpretation, Fox-Davies has divided the book into chapters on such symbols as beasts, birds, trees, flowers, crests, crowns, coronets, badges, and mottoes. The inheritance pattern of each heraldic symbol is described and there is an explanation of what happens when one noble family intermarries with another and the coats of arms must be combined.." Very light browning to page margins and edges of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinge and flap-folds, minor browning on inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NORTHERN FRIGHTS., Hutchison, Don, ed.  (Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Steve Rasnic Tem, Tanya Huff, Robert Bloch, Galad Elflandsson, Karen Wehrstein, Terence M. Green, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Lucy Taylor, Andrew Weiner, Edo Van Belkom, Shirley Meier, Charles De Lint, et al.)
13 Hutchison, Don, ed. (Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Steve Rasnic Tem, Tanya Huff, Robert Bloch, Galad Elflandsson, Karen Wehrstein, Terence M. Green, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Lucy Taylor, Andrew Weiner, Edo Van Belkom, Shirley Meier, Charles De Lint, et al.) NORTHERN FRIGHTS.
Oakville, Ontario Mosaic Press 1992 088962514X / 9780889625143 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Henry Van Der Linde. 
203 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w illustrations. "A collection of 18 dark fantasies including: 'Underground' by Tanya Huff, 'The Man Who Cried Wolf!' by Robert Bloch, 'Ashland, Kentucky' by Terence M. Green, 'The Witches' Tree' by Shirley Meier, 'Toronto Necropolis' by Carolyn Clink and 'The Soft Whisper of Midnight Snow' by Charles de Lint. Curl up in front of the fire - but keep the doors locked and the curtains closed!" Very minor edgewear to boards. Very minor edgewear and scuffing to dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURES IN AFRICA BY AN AFRICAN TRADER., Kingston, William H.G.
14 Kingston, William H.G. ADVENTURES IN AFRICA BY AN AFRICAN TRADER.
London George Routledge and Sons New Monumental Edition. Hard Cover Good- 
188 pp, 7 3/8" H. Dark green cloth with black lettering, red, yellow and black decoration on spine and front board. No date. 34 full page b&w illustrations plus additional vignettes (collated). Victorian boys' adventure in South Africa where nature is definitely 'red in tooth and claw' with attacks on both men and beasts by enormous lions, elephants, leopards, rhinoceros, hippopotamus and, of course, the traders themselves. Very light browning or toning to some page margins, inside hinge paper is split - hinge fabric is still strong, light separation between some page gatherings but they are still firm in the binding, several very small stains in margins of pages 176/177, title page and page 188 are moderately browned, corner crease on page 69, areas of light browning on rear endpapers, one tiny corner bump, tiny bump at bottom of dutter of some pages, browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
15 Kushner, Donn. Cover art by Jamer Warhola. Interior illustrations/design by Nancy Ruth Jackson. A BOOK DRAGON.
Avon, New York, (1991), Ist Avon printing. 
197 pp, mass market paperback. Charming b&w illustrations/decoration. "Even more important than besting knights or devouring maidens and livestock, a dragon's first priority is to guard something. Following the maxims learned at his grandmother's scaly knee, young Nonesuch has found his personal treasure - an exquisitely illuminated manuscript created by a dedicated abbey monk. But an unorthodox turn of events has trapped Nonesuch within the pages of the very work he is sworn to protect - only to release him some 600 years later into a modern society sorely in need of a good dose of dragon-style justice..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EDWARD LEAR'S COMPLETE NONSENSE., Lear, Edward.  Introduced by Quentin Blake.
16 Lear, Edward. Introduced by Quentin Blake. EDWARD LEAR'S COMPLETE NONSENSE.
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Fine Edward Lear and Richard Beards. 
286 pp, 9" H. Bound in full yellow cloth "printed with a design by Richard Beards who also designed the slipcase and title page, and coloured (Edward Lear's) illustrations (for this volume). Red end-papers, yellow decorated slipcase. Decorated throughout with Lear's drawings of incredible beasts, plants and people, including the Jumblies, the Dong with the Luminous Nose & the Owl and the Pussy-cat. Contents: Introduction; A Book of Nonsense (1846); Nonsense Song, Stories, Botany and Alphabets (1871); More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc. (1872); Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems (1877), Songs, Botany, Music, etc.; Nonsense Songs and Stories (1895). Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE.  BEING THE HISTORY OF HIS PECULIAR LIFE AT HOME AND ASTONISHING ADVENTURES IN FOREIGN PARTS., Lofting, Hugh.  Foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack.  Afterword by Peter Glassman.
17 Lofting, Hugh. Foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack. Afterword by Peter Glassman. THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE. BEING THE HISTORY OF HIS PECULIAR LIFE AT HOME AND ASTONISHING ADVENTURES IN FOREIGN PARTS.
New York Books of Wonder / William Morrow 1997 0688140017 / 9780688140014 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Michael Hague. 
157 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Doctor Dolittle prefers the company of animals and after he learns to speak to them with the assistance of Polynesia the parrot, he becomes world famous. "Then one day a swallow brings word that the monkeys of Africa are ill, and only the doctor who talks with animals can save them. Together, Doctor Dolittle and his friends must sail across the sea, battle a band of cut-throat pirates, flee across a gorge on a bridge made of acrobatic apes, and convince the king of the beasts that even he must help an animal in need." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock, page leaves 61 & 62 have small crease at top corner, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP:  THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE., Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a
18 Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP: THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE.
Plenum Trade, New York, 1998, first edition. 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0306459914 "(This book) represents the best of the nature-writing genre in over three dozen works from the past three centuries. Echoing the pastoral lyrics of Theocritus and Virgil, n ature writing crosses the Middle Ages and Renaissance under changing guises, and comes into its own, first during the Romantic era and then in the nineteenth century when Charles Darwin burst onto the scene. Today, the genre has been reviv e d b y a w ide and diverse group of imaginative writers - scientists, naturalists, and adventurers among them. Alberto Manguel, a great reader and literary connoisseur, serves as our guide. First outlining a 'literary' history of nature writin g, h e h as or g an ized this anthology into four sections: Landscape, Birds, Beasts, and Insects and Fish. He has included authors who did not train as scientists (D.H. Lawrence and Vladimir Nabokov). There are zoologists (John James Audubon) , c ons er vat ion i sts ( Rac hel Carson), the great classic figures (Charles Darwin and J.H. Fabre), and well-known contemporary writers (Diane Ackerman, Annie Dillard, and Barry Lopez). A cornucopia of the marvelous and the earthbound, (it) wil l ta ke i ts plac e al on gsid e t he m ore popular prose anthologies of our time." Minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MABON AND THE MYSTERIES OF BRITAIN:  AN EXPLORATION OF THE MABINOGION., Matthews, Caitlin.
19 Matthews, Caitlin. MABON AND THE MYSTERIES OF BRITAIN: AN EXPLORATION OF THE MABINOGION.
London Arkana 1987 1850630526 / 9781850630524 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Chesca Potter. 
205 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "On one level (this) is a literary guide and deals with the mythological patterns which underlie the Mabinogion. On another, it is a deep exploration of the Western Mysteries as they emerge from the tales of the Four Branches, of Colhwch and Olwen and Taliesin. Within these stories lie the identities of two major figures of the native tradition: Mabon, the Wondrous Youth who is lost and found, and Modron, his mother, the Great Goddess herself. Here the initiatory pattern of Britain's inner guardians is revealed in the Succession of the Pendragons; the release of Mabon is affected with the help of the Totem Beasts, before the birth of time; while the cosmic harp of the Wondrous Youth ushers in the Aquarian Age. Drawing on this first exploration of the Mabinogion, the reader can trace for himself the archetypes and mythological themes from which these medieval stories, themselves descendants of proto-Celtic oral tradition, are derived." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, soft crease at top part of front hinge, light browning to edges of text block, small soft corner crease on rear cover, spine flat and uncreased, ISBN label on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A NURSERY HISTORY OF ENGLAND., O'Neill, Elizabeth and O'Neill, Mary.
20 O'Neill, Elizabeth and O'Neill, Mary. A NURSERY HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons Upadated, Later Printing. Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket George Morrow and Marjory Whittington. 
168 pp, 9 5/8" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on front board. No date, but post 1952 as it records the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the coming of television. The charming George Morrow illustrations have been augmented to bring the book 'up-to-date' by Marjory Whittington. Profusely illustrated with colour plates and b&w drawings (some on pages with lots of blank space, as if to encourage the young artist, although no additional work appears in this book!). Contains small paragraphs on events in British history from the time of the "Little Mean and Big Beasts" when mammoths and the like "ran around everywhere", through the Roman conquest, the Danes, Plantagenets, Tudors, the Restoration, American Revolution, Queen Victoria, the First and Second World Wars, etc. Touches on social, military and religious history. Small area of white-out tape on front free endpaper, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown, light toning to endpapers, small bump at top of spine and at corners of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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