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A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
1 Bartholomew, J.G. Revised By Samuel McKee. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Good Very Good 
242 pp, 6 13/16" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 8 plates depicting coins. "The transformation, bit by bit, of a wilderness into the category of a Europeanized civilization may be comprehended from a series of maps which shows the ever advancing line of settlement as it first gnawed away the forests of the sea coast, and then after trickling through mountain passes, seeped across the plains to be stopped finally by the Pacific Ocean. Waterways, roads, and more recently, the railroads, have contributed to the movement of the past towards the fulfilment of the present. The following maps portray the expanding movements of new nations as two continents were wrested from a wilderness. The coloured maps locate states, towns, waterways, advancing frontiers, routes of travel, population densities, and industries. The black and white maps, besides those showing battle alignments and military campaigns, contain many specimens of early maps with their quaint antiquarian charm." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of North and South America" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in America having a Literary or Historic Interest", "Contributions to the Literature of the United States" and an Index. Book is lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small old ink mark on bottom of text block, rubbing with slight color loss on covers, cloth is split on hinges - repaired, small edge tear on free front endaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chip at top of spine, slight fading to spine and flap-fold color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Bonsor, N.R.P. SOUTH ATLANTIC SEAWAY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PASSENGER LINES AND LINERS FROM EUROPE TO BRAZIL, URUGUAY AND ARGENTINA.
Jersey, Channel Islands Brookside Publications 1983 0905824067 / 9780905824062 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
525 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(T)he first comprehensive book devoted to the passenger lines and liners running from Europe to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Seventy-one lines have been deemed to merit a chapter and fleet list, but it is a sad thought that only one of them, the Costa Line, is still running a multi-passenger service between the Old World and these countries of the New, and even their sailings are not very frequent. The reason, of course, is that the steamship and motorship have been eclipsed by the aeroplane. (This book) contains about 150 illustrations of ships, together with indexes of ships and lines, a chronological list of ship losses and a list of the largest ships (14,000 tons and over)." Light waviness to edges of text block, small slight bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A TERRIBLE TOMBOY., Brazil, Angela.  Illustrated by N. Tension.
3 Brazil, Angela. Illustrated by N. Tension. A TERRIBLE TOMBOY.
Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, London, 1924, new edition. 
284 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover (green cloth with black lettering/decorations on spine and front board, pasted-down oval color illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. 6 color plates by N. Tension. The adventures of the Vaughan chi ldren on their family farm, ending with exciting discovery of a treasure trove! Browning to endpapers, faint to light foxing on preliminary pages, very light browning to pages, a few pages with light stains or finger marks, book is slight l y c r a c k e d in two or three places, soft small bump to top corner of approx. last half of pages, browning and light foxing to edges of textblock, light edge wear - wear at corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small faint water ma rk o n f ro nt b oa rd p astedown picture, browning to spine, areas of darkening on boards, minor rubbing/soiling. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE NEW YORK TIMES GREAT LATIN SONGS., Broderick, Richard, ed.  Introduction by Jose Feliciano.
4 Broderick, Richard, ed. Introduction by Jose Feliciano. THE NEW YORK TIMES GREAT LATIN SONGS.
Quadrangle / New York Times Book Co., New York, 1974. 
288 pp, 12" H, soft cover. Spanish/English lyrics. Scored for piano with guitar chord names. Over 50 songs, including: Adios Vida Mia; Babalu; Brazil; Cose, Cose, Cose; La Cucaracha; Frenesi; Feliz Navidad; Gay Ranchero; Guadalajara; Granada; Mia mi Beach Rumba; Lisbon Antigua; Malaguena; Magic is the Moonlight; Maria Elena; My Adobe Hacienda; Perfida; Say "Si Si"; Vaya Con Dios; Tico-Tico; etc. Interior - faint cigarette odor, slight bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean an d t i g h t w ith no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft corner creases on front cover, light edge wear, browning to edges of textblock, light creases on rear hinge area, 1 1/2" scuff mark on rear cover, light rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
NO ESCAPE FROM ADVENTURE., Bruce, Michael, Sir.  11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth.
5 Bruce, Michael, Sir. 11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth. NO ESCAPE FROM ADVENTURE.
Hastings House, New York, 1955. 
263 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "A financial disaster prevented (Sir Michael Bruce) from following the family tradition of becoming an officer in the crack Royal Regiment known as 'The Gunners', so he enlisted i n the British South African Police. At seventeen, he shot his first man; at eighteen he hunted a double-murderer across the velds of Rhodesia. By the time he was twenty-four he had fought (and was twice wounded) at ill-fated Gallipoli and o n t h e w estern front through the Great War of 1914-19. Excitement dogged his footsteps as he sailed round the Horn in a windjammer; fought in a Brazilian revolution; crossed the Andes on foot; was nearly killed in a stampede of wild cattle; and w a s th e s ol e survivor of a gold-seeking hunt in the Amazon. Back in England, jobless, he did a stint as a reporter on a gossip 'sheet'; became a stunt actor, then press agent, in the movies; and in 1938, on the continent, established an under gro un d for J ew s f leeing from Hitler's persecution, subsequently himself falling into the hands of the Gestapo. At Dunkirk in World War II, Sir Michael ferried British soldiers across the Channel, then got into the RAF - and into more hair-rai sing in ci dent s.. .." Be quest bookplate on free front endpaper, slight browning to endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning on spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown. Dust jack et h as sever al s mall edge tears and creases, small chip at top of spine, creases at bottom of ront panel, minor foxing at top inside edge, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
6 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CEREMONIAL UNIFORMS OF THE WORLD., Cassin-Scott, Jack and Fabb, John.
7 Cassin-Scott, Jack and Fabb, John. CEREMONIAL UNIFORMS OF THE WORLD.
Arco, New York, 1977. 
80 colour plates with text on verso, plus Introduction, Glossary, Bibliography and Table of Plates. 9 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0668042796 "This volume introduces the regalia of the armies of the world and with the generous use of 80 colour illust rations recreates the uniforms of various periods, illustrating the magnificent uniforms worn by both horse and foot regiments on ceremonial occasions. The superb individuality of the uniforms which, complete with their lavish embellishments a n d e l aborate embroidery both in the mens' full dress and the horse furnishings, produce an audacious array of color. The sources of information have been meticulously researched to compile an indispensable work of reference for students of m i li ta ry co st ume, the model soldier enthusiast, and for those who are engaged in film and theatrical productions." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, very light creasing on spine, minor edge w ear , l igh t we ar and laminate missing from small area at bottom corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Coffman, Bill; Barrett, Ted; Evans, Jonathan C.; Briggs, Richard; et al. SCALE F/X. FEBRUARY 1999, VOL. VI, NO. 3.
Toronto International Plastic Modellers Society - Toronto Chapter 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
20 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Articles: MPM's Grumman FF-1/G-23 Goblin; Azur's Maritimers: The Loire 130 and Latecoere 298; HMAS Darwin; Colourful Tucanos of Brazil's Esquadrilla da Fumaca; Making Tracks: Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper mit Panzerwerfer 42; Toko's 1/72 Nieuport II. Interior - very soft small and large corner creases at top of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft small and large corner creases at bottom corner of front cover, corner crease and light wrinkling at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling on rear cover, number written in ink in front cover picture margin. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
9 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NELSON'S FAVOURITE:  HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809., Deane, Anthony.  Dust jacket art by Geoff Hunt.
10 Deane, Anthony. Dust jacket art by Geoff Hunt. NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.
Caxton, London, 2003, reprint. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 184067430X Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favourite ship. For three of the most critical decades of British naval history, Agamemnon was at th e c e n t r e of events, fighting at the Battle of the Saintes, Copenhagen and, of course, Trafalgar. Later she served in the West Indies, participating in the Battle of Santo Domingo, and in South American waters until she was wrecked in 1809 in Ma l do na do B ay , off the coast of present-day Uruguay. This fascinating account of Agamemnon's career highlights all the significant events of the period and portrays the authentic world of the Nelsonic era." Small shallow dint to bottom edge of b oth bo ard s. Du st jacket has very minor wear at top of rear hinge. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Durrell, Lawrence. COLLECTED POEMS.
London Faber and Faber 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H). "It is primarily as a lyrical poet and a poet of places that (Durrell) is acknowledged to excel, but now that he has assembled in (this book) 'all that the author wishes to preseve' it will be found that the range of feeling and ideas, of wit and experience, and also of style, is remarkable. The poems have been arranged by the author himself, not in chronological order but according to their various kinds. Mr. Durrell is a romantic poet in an age of didactic and sectarian poetry; and by temperament and choice Mediterranean rather than Nordic. All those who have acquired an ear for his verse by reading the volumes in which it has been published, and all those seriously interested in the poetry of the 'thirties, the 'forties and the 'fifties, will wish to have his 'Collected Poems'; other readers will come to it from his novels or his island books." Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front/rear pastedowns - underneath the dust jacket flaps, light toning to top edge of textblock, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Small puncture to dust jacket at the last 'e' in Lawrence (see scan), minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds a few small browning marks at top edge. Dust jacket now protected by removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 105.  APRIL 1990.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Hans-Heiri Stapfer, Ian Grace, Geoffrey P. Jones, Roy Humphreys, Steve Bond, Alan Smith, Don Middleton.)
12 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Hans-Heiri Stapfer, Ian Grace, Geoffrey P. Jones, Roy Humphreys, Steve Bond, Alan Smith, Don Middleton.) FLYPAST. NO. 105. APRIL 1990. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Samford, Lincs., 1990. 
78 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Latin American Meteors (Gloster Meteors in Argentina and Brazil); Red Luftwaffe (Axis aircraft in Soviet hands); G raceful de Havillands (Chilbolton workshop); Electra-flying (Lockheed L.188); Lend-Lease Training (Empire Air Training Scheme in USA); Norseman (Noorduyn bushplane); Channel Avengers (Navy on Battle of Britain station); News (Brooklands ga i n s V i s c o u nt....); RAF in the 1950s (V-Force); FotoPost (Stearman at Falcon Field); Airfield (Lincolnshire Heritage Trail); Type Report (Chipmunks, Dakotas, Pilatus P.2s); Go Racing! (Paris-Malaysia thrash); Preservation Project (Spitfire s pe ci al i st s Tr en t Ae ro); Originators (early airliners), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rea r c ove r, mi nor b row nin g to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD., Fisher, Margery.
13 Fisher, Margery. WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0030150914 / 9780030150913 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Various. 
399 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and colour plates. "Who does not have vivid memories of characters from the books of childhood? Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit, Dr Dolittle, Paddington Bear, the Railway Children, Winnie the Pooh, Tom Sawyer - the list is endless. Many names are so familiar - favourites from generation to generation - that they need no repeating; others are half forgotten; some may be almost unknown. This book is for everyone who wishes to recapture those memories and to find fresh inspiration for reading. It is a personal collection of characters from the world of children's fiction, by an author widely known and respected for her extensive knowledge on the subject. Entries include not only human characters but humanized or personalized animals, toys and vehicles, fairy and folk tale characters. The distinctive qualities of each are evoked in the writing - their appearance, mannerisms, speech, details of background, their role within the story - so that the reader recaptures or is introduced to the essential personality of the character concerned. From Margery Fisher's pertinent critical comments one is given an indication of the quality and status of the book in question. Approximately 400 illustrations accompany the text, showing not only the well-known representations of the characters, but title pages, authors' photographs, and scenes from film treatments. This is an invaluable treasury in which to look up characters from children's books, trace where they appeared, find their authors and first publication dates. It will inspire enthusiasm to read books not previously known and can be read by anyone for pure enjoyment." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name and date on half-title page. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
VOYAGES & DOCUMENTS.  THE WORLD'S CLASSICS SERIES 562., Hakluyt, Richard.  Selected, with introduction and glossary, by Janet Hampden.
14 Hakluyt, Richard. Selected, with introduction and glossary, by Janet Hampden. VOYAGES & DOCUMENTS. THE WORLD'S CLASSICS SERIES 562.
Oxford University Press, London, 1958. 
471 pp, 16mo (6" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Selections from Haklyut's works, including voyages of the Cabots, Thomas Windham, John Hawkins, Francis Drake, Martin Frobisher, Humphrey Gilbert, John Davis, etc. Waviness to top edge of preliminary and introduction pages, light browning to endpapers and edges of text block, light edge wear to boards, light liquid marks and soiling on front board and fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacke t h a s b e en price-clipped, has light browning, small stains on rear panel, light wear and tiny tears - mainly at top of spine, fading to spine color, small water marks on spine. Good-/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Heaton, P.M. BOOTH LINE.
Pontypool, Gwent P. M. Heaton 1987 0950771481 / 9780950771489 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
84 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Many b&w photographs, map endpapers. "The Booth Line is one of Liverpool's smaller but nonetheless well known Liner shipping companies. They have been involved in the North Brazil and Amazon River trade for over 120 years, and at one time were probably the major industrial body in the Rubber Boom of the Amazon Basin. (T)his book concentrates more on the ships and trades of the Booths, and does not deal with their many other interests over the years, including hides, construction and allied businesses." From the Introduction. Contents: Author; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Alfred and Charles Booth, Their Origins and Early Careers; The Entry into Shipowning; The Booth Steamship Co. Ltd.; Amalgamation; The First World War; The Inter-War Years; The Second World War; Acquisition by the Vestey Group; Further Developments; Containerisation; Appendix 1 - Booth Line: Fleet List; Appendix 2 - Red Cross Line: Fleet List; Appendix 3 - Vessels Operated in North Brazil and the River Amazon; Appendix 4 - Vessels Operated in Portugal; Abbreviations. Book is lightly cocked, small light bump at bottom of front hinge, small crease at bottom of gutter of pages 55 to 58. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS:  CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES., Heriot, George.  Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman.
16 Heriot, George. Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman. TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS: CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300360 / 9780888300362 First Hurtig Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ George Heriot. 
602 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red cloth covered boards, black title block with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Original publisher's cardboard slipcase with titling on spine and one side. Black, white & cream illustrations (several fold-out) plus colour fold-out map (collated). Title continues: "To which is sub-joined a comparative view of the manners and customs of several of the Indian nations of North and South America." "Heriot went to Quebec in 1792 as a civil servant and became deputy postmaster general of Canada in 1799. Until 1816 he remained in Canada, travelling at least as far west as Niagara Falls, perhaps Detroit, and to some extent in the United States, sketching along the way. His legacy - his water-colors and this book, an unsurpassed intimate history of 'the lakes, the rivers, and cataracts, the villages, farm-houses, and townships of Canada'. Although British reviewers of the day were unimpressed by richly detailed descriptions of a mere colony, the extent and precision of Heriot's account is a virtue one hundred and sixty years later. He wrote at length of each of the major waterways in Upper and Lower Canada which were, as James Talman points out in his introduction, 'of first importance in the life of the people as a means of travel and a source of water power'. And his sketches of buildings, particularly in Quebec, are invaluable since many of those buildings were already falling into ruin when Heriot saw them." Very minor wrinkling at top og spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Slipcase has very light edge wear/rubbing, tiny slight puncture on one side, slight bump at top of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
17 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
18 Judd, Alfred. IN QUEST OF PERIL. BEING THE TRILLING ADVENTURES OF MAJOR BRAND, HIS SON DICK, AND TRUSTY TIM O'FLANNEL IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, n.d. 
329 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black lettering and illustrations on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. Contents: The Golden Ira (Brazil); The Keg of Pearls (China Seas); The Prisoner of Kaar Zharta (Morocco); Kwali's Treasure (New Guinea); The Repal Ivories (England); The River of Tibet (Burmese Border); The Prey of the Weed (Sargasso Sea); Old Gaspard's Gold (Klondike); Hang Loo the Pirate (Gulf of Siam); The Crystal Gods (Scotland); The Jewelled Quetzal (Costa Rica); The Captive of Swamp Island (Fiji). Interior - light browning to free rear endpaper, light foxing marks on preliminary pages, free front endpaper missing, small light dye stain and minor soiling on front pastedown. Exterior - moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light rubbing/fingerprint marks, tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock. G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S TOP COUNTER-TERRORIST FORCES.  CONCORD 5001., Katz, Samuel M.
19 Katz, Samuel M. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S TOP COUNTER-TERRORIST FORCES. CONCORD 5001.
Concord, Hong Kong, 1995. 
256 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9623616023 B&w and color photographs. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Americas (Argentina / Brazil / Canada / Colombia / Mexico / USA - FBI HRT - Marshals Service SOG - Army Military - Washington D.C. ERT - NYPD ESU - LAPD SWAT - Seattle ERT - Chicago HBT - Portland SERT - Metro-Dade SRT - Las Vegas SWAT - Kansas City TRT); Europe (Austria / Belgium / Denmark / Finland / France / Germany / Greece / Hungary / Ireland / Italy / Netherlands / N orway / Poland / Portugal / Russia / Spain / Switzerland / UK - SAS, SBS - Police Units); Middle East & Africa (Egypt / Israel - IDF - Border Guards & Police Units / Jordan / South Africa); Asia & Oceania (Australia / China / Hong Kong / India / I n d onesia / Japan / Korea / Macao / New Zealand / Pakistan / Singapore / Taiwan / Thailand). Interior - small bump at bottom corner of pages from page 207 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - mino r r ub bi ng, crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 MacKenzie, David. Foreword by Pierre Berton. ARTHUR IRWIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 080202632X / 9780802026323 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
323 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From 1925 to 1950 Arthur Irwin was the driving force behind the success of 'Maclean's Magazine', first as associate editor, then managing editor, and, finally, as editor. He had strong views on what it meant to be Canadian, and under his direction 'Maclean's' was moulded into 'Canada's National Magazine', mirroring the development of Canada as an independent nation in the twentieth century. In the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, he was at the centre of the Maclean company's investigation of defence contracting, or what has become known as the 'Bren Gun Scandal'. In the 1940s Irwin actively sought out writers of talent and potential and gradually added to the magazine's staff many Canadian writers who went on to distinguished careers, including Ralph Allen, Pierre Berton, Blair Fraser, and Scott Young. After leaving 'Maclean's' in 1950, Irwin was appointed film commissioner at the National Film Board, during a time when the board's survival was in doubt because of allegations of espionage and subversion. Irwin was the man called in to deal with the NFB's 'red scare', and, afterwards, he reorganized the board and moved its operations from Ottawa to Montreal. Irwin subsequently went on to a career as a diplomat: he was appointed high commissioner in Australia, and ambassador to Brazil and Mexico. In his last professional position he was publisher of an Victoria newspaper. This book, in describing a man who was profoundly representative of his times, and whose presence in major Canadian institutions was influential, captures the mood of Irwin's period and raises important questions about the roots of present-day Canadian nationalism and cultural identity." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
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