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BY-LAWS SELECTED FROM AMONG THOSE PASSED DURING THE YEARS 1859 TO 1922.  TOWNSHIP OF TRAFALGAR, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
1 BY-LAWS SELECTED FROM AMONG THOSE PASSED DURING THE YEARS 1859 TO 1922. TOWNSHIP OF TRAFALGAR, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
Oakville, Ontario Oakville Star 1923 Hard Cover Good- 
83 pp + (2 pp) Reeves and Deputies +(2 pp) Index to By-Laws, 9" H. Green cloth boards with red leather spine - date in gold on spine, gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. By-laws include those: To provide for the obtaining and maintaining a Hall for the use of the Corporation of Trafalgar (1881); To Encourage Tree Planting in the Township of Trafalgar (1883); to Authorize the Purchase of the Bronte Harbor and Appurtenances and Other Lands in the Village of Bronte (1899); Respecting Public Morals (1899); To Commute a part of the Statute Labor of the Village of Omagh (1899); For Regulating the Time During which Stumps, Wood, Logs, Etc., May be Burned in the Open Air (1904); To Prohibit the Sale of Liquor in the Township of Trafalgar in the County of Halton (1906); To Grant Certain Privileges to the Nelson Telephone Company (1907); To Restrain Domestic Animals from Running at Large (1912); For Licensing, Regulating and Governing Billiard, Pool or Bagatelle Tables and Bowling Alleys in the Township of Trafalgar (1915); to Appoint a School Attendance Officer for the Township of Trafalgar (1920); etc., etc. The list of Reeves and Deputies at the back has been amended in pencil to update the information on Reeves to 1939, and on the front free endpaper to 1945. Two areas of light soiling in margins of page 43, small split in paper and a few areas of browning on inside front hinge, small crease at top corner of pages 13 to 18, light edge wear to boards, small piece missing at top/bottom of leather spine, tiny scuffs and rubbing on spine, figure 3 in date on spine is faded, boards have areas of slight discoloration, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THIS BLOODY WAR IS OVER:  SOLDIERS' SONGS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Arthur, Max.  Introduction by Lyn Macdonald.
2 Arthur, Max. Introduction by Lyn Macdonald. WHEN THIS BLOODY WAR IS OVER: SOLDIERS' SONGS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Piatkus, (London, 2001), reprint. 
130 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations (contemporary cartoons, drawings, reproductions). "The poignant songs of the First World War still posses a haunting power; and here are the authentic lyrics of the songs - by turns funny, cynical, bawdy, angry, wistful - that the soldiers sang on the march, in the trenches, and in their rare moments of rest. The romantic yearnings of the early stages of the war - epitomised by such songs as 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary', and 'Keep the Home Fires Burning' - later give way to the bitter humour of 'Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire' and 'If the Sergeant Steals Your Rum, Never Mind!'. The soldier who sang these songs with such gusto were asserting ordinary humanity in the face of extraordinary inhumanity. Max Arthur has collected together the lyrics of nearly 100 of the best First World War songs, from Britain and her Australian, Canadian and American allies..." Small slight bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkles. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS.  FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR., Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.)
3 Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.) HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS. FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1996. 
85 pp, 9 1/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811727602 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(This book) uses step-by-step color photos and informative text to demonstrate how four experts paint and finish carvings of the colorful species. Margar et Streams paints a queen angelfish and a long-nosed butterfly fish using a variety of techniques, including dry brushing and washing. She also carves fins for a veil-tailed goldfish. Rick Roth uses an airbrush to paint a vivid French angelfish . Bob Swain carves and paints a school of folk art cherubfish and suggests a number of innovative weathering techniques to finish the piece. Clark Schreibeis creates a cast of a tinker's butterfly fish to round out this invaluable reference." Int er i or - tiny bump to top/bottom corner of textblock. Exterior - very minor rubbing, small soft curl at corners of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEYOND THE MYTH:  THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC., Brooks, Polly Schoyer.
4 Brooks, Polly Schoyer. BEYOND THE MYTH: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1990 03973242257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
176 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Signed by author on half title page. "Inspired by her love for France, by her determination to see the rightful king rule, and especially by her private visions and voices, Joan (of Arc) overcame the doubts of everyone from her parents to the king himself. Within a year Joan led the French to a resounding victory at Orleans and made possible the coronation of Charles VII in the cathedral of Reims. But after her glorious triumph, conflicts in the French camp, bad advice, and perhaps Joan's own headstrong nature brought her to defeat and finally to imprisonment and trial for heresy and witchcraft. Burned as a witch by the English after what was largely a political trial, she was later cleared of heresy, and eventually canonized. She is now the most popular French heroine and saint. (The author) has sifted through the records of Joan's trial, examined the studies of major historians, and roamed the streets of Domremy to find out who Joan really was. Neither a cardboard saint nor - as few still think - a witch, Joan emerges as a lively, emotional, determined person who believed so strongly in her cause that she overcame every obstacle she faced. Here is a new Joan for a new generation ready to question old legends and to marvel again at her courage and faith." Part of a series of history books aimed at the teenage reader. Light wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's signed bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, a few small light line indentations on front panel and on rear flap, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Capagna, Palmiro. THE UFO FILES: THE CANADIAN CONNECTION EXPOSED.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2010, first edition. 
229 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781554886999 B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. "Digs deep into the government's archives to unravel the true story of Canada's fascinating connection to the UFO phenomenon. Weaving together eyewi tness accounts and secret government files, including newly declassified documents, (the author) relates some startling episodes in Canadian UFO history. These stories include the revelations made to Wilbert Smith, a Canadian Ministry of Tran s p o r t engineer, and the unexplained case of Stefan Michalak, whose close encounter with a strange, burning-hot craft left him physically scarred. It also explores the United States' so-called 'black' program, which may have originated with the A vr oc ar ( a lso known as Project Silver Bug), the United States Air Force flying saucer built in Canada." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, very tiny scuff on front cover. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PLANNING AND BUILDING YOUR FIREPLACE., Eastman, Margaret and Eastman, Wilbur F.
6 Eastman, Margaret and Eastman, Wilbur F. PLANNING AND BUILDING YOUR FIREPLACE.
Garden Way, Charlotte, Vermont, (1977), 2nd printing. 
124 pp, small 4to (10" H), soft cover. B&w photos, drawings, diagrams. Contents: How Efficient is a Fireplace?'; Component Parts of a Fireplace; Constructing a Fireplace; Constructing a Fireplace - Details; Cost of a Fireplace; Adding a Chimney an d Fireplaces - A Practical Experience; Getting More Heat From the Fireplace; Free-Standing Fireplaces; Styles and Designs; How to Stop a Fireplace From Smoking; Wood and Other Fuels; Maintenance and Use; Special Fireplace Section - Hagar House - 1 8 1 8, Imaginative Ideas, Ourdoors or Indoors; Sources of Information; Further Reading. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor soiling on rear cover, slight bump to bottom of spine area. V er y go od. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005.  142nd EDITION., Engel, Matthew, editor.
7 Engel, Matthew, editor. WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005. 142nd EDITION.
John Wisden, Alton, Hampshire, 2005. 
1744 pp, 6 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947766898 B&w and colour illustrations. "Wisden 2005 covers every match of the astonishing sequence that took (England) from Jamaica to Johannesburg - and a dozen test victories - in just ten mo nths. Mike Selvey traces the new dawn of English cricket back to the midnight hours of abject failure. Former team analyst Malcolm Ashton tells the story from inside the camp. And for the first time in 45 yeras, all Five Cricketers of th e Y e a r a r e English. There are full reports of all the events of 2004: the world records for Brian Lara, Murali and Shane Warne, and the rows over chucking, Zimbabwe and Sky TV. Wisden gets down to the grassroots as well. Alan Lee explains ho w t he t im e le ss ritual of village cricket is now splitting in two. But this is also a global book. Wisden explains how the mighty confusion of Indian TV bankrolls the game. One great Australian, Richie Benaud, pays homage to another, Ke ith M ill er. W isd en re por ts on South Africans' lingering love affair with Hansie Cronje and, from Sri Lanka, how cricket rose to the challenge of the Indian Ocean tsumami. Wisden recalls its own greatest editor, Sydney Pardon, the man who said (i n 19 10) that the En glan d se lectors had 'touched the confines of lunacy'. Wisden has never minced words. See this year's Notes by the Editor. Oh, and there's The Burning Bunny, the brothel that caters soley for professional crickete rs, a n in tervi ew w ith c ricke t's most famou s Slovak goalkeeper, the ground where it hasn't rained for 15 years....and Wisden's first-ever pin-up." Minor soiling on edges of textblock, four tiny scuffs on spine, small bump at top corner of rea r cove r, mi nor wr inkle s on s pine. Dus t jac ket ha s minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling, slight fading on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
A MOUSE IN MY POCKET:  MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTER PILOT., Everard, Hedley.
8 Everard, Hedley. A MOUSE IN MY POCKET: MEMOIRS OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
Valley Floatplane Services, (Picton, Ontario, 1988), Ist edition. 
408 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 096933404 B&w photos, maps, color portrait frontispiece. "...an engagingly written and unembroidered account of heroism shown by young combat pilots on both sides of the struggle for victo ry. Monumental blunders by politicians, admirals and generals are revealed that cost the lives of civilians and soldiers...The reader participates with this (RCAF) fighter pilot on active duty for almost four consecutive years in dogfights ov e r B u r ma, China, India , Africa, Sicily, Italy, and finally Europe (before he was 'forced to parachute from his burning Spitfire inside Germany on Christmas Day 1944', finishing the war as a POW)." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has som e ar e as o f very light wrinkling at top edge, small circular line indentation on front panel, Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FIRE BY NIGHT:  THE STORY OF ONE PATHFINDER CREW & BLACK THURSDAY, 16th/17th DECEMBER 1943., Gray, Jennie.
9 Gray, Jennie. FIRE BY NIGHT: THE STORY OF ONE PATHFINDER CREW & BLACK THURSDAY, 16th/17th DECEMBER 1943.
Grub Street, London, 2003. 
182 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1904010377 B&w plates. "When she was very young, the author was captivated by the story her father, Joe Mack, repeatedly told her about his astonishing rescue from a crashed and burning Lancaster one night in 1943. As an adult she decided to find out what happened to his aircraft and the countless others returning from operations that same dreadful night and to record it for posterity....She writes from the heart, honestly and at time s l y r i c a l ly and her thorough research uncovers the harsh realities of warfare, the failure of procedures and, worst of all, her father's shocking secret." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor e dg e w ea r. Ne ar F ine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE CRAWLEY AFFAIR., Haley, A.H.
10 Haley, A.H. THE CRAWLEY AFFAIR.
Seeley, Service, London, (1972), Ist edition. 
230 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "India in 1861 was not a place where the whims of a British Cavalry Colonel could be lightly ignored. When Colonel Crawley took over command of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons at Admednugger in April of that year the Regiment, already at odds with higher authority, was subjected to a man with a remarkably volatile temper and acid tongue. In a very short time the officers' mess was split into two opposing camps - a majority burning with resentment against their Commanding Officer and a few who supported him. Thus began a chain of events which led to the death of the Regimental Sergeant Major and which ended with a Court Martial in Aldershot on which was focussed the fullglare of Victorian publicity, at once prudish and purient. Mr. Haley skilfully weaves together the personal tragedy of RSM Lilley and his wife with the invidious position of Senior Officers who became personally involved in the problems of Colonel Crawley and were gradually manoeuvred into supporting him in order to maintain their own reputations..." Minor browning to endpapers, small book store label and tiny stain on front pastedown, very small scuff on inside front hinge, faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, very light edge wear/wrinkling, 1" closed tear at top or rear hinge, minor browning, minor rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE WAR OF 1812 BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA., Hannay, James.
11 Hannay, James. A HISTORY OF THE WAR OF 1812 BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Morang, Toronto, 1905. 
372 pp, large 8vo, hard cover (brown cloth, gold lettering), no dust jacket. B&w reproductions, maps. Contents: Causes Which Led to the War; War Declared by President Madison; General Hull Invades Canada; Surrender of Hull's Army; Battle of Queen ston Heights; On the Niagara Frontier; Failure of Dearborn's Campaign; Operations on the Detroit Frontier; The Capture of York; Fort George and Sacketts Harbour; Battle of Stoney Creek; Procter's Defeat on the Thames; Chateauguay and Chry s t l e r ' s F i e ld; The Burning of Newark; Wilkinson's Defeat at La Colle; Chipawa and Lundy's Lane; The Siege of Fort Erie; Plattsburg; The Capture of Washington. Interior - previous owners bookplate on front pastedown, very light browning to p ag es , wa vi ne s s to p reliminary pages up to page XV, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edgewear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very faint marks to front board. Gold l ett eri ng on fr ont bo ar d and sp ine very legible. VG 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
MUSCAVADO., Heckert, Eleanor Louise.
12 Heckert, Eleanor Louise. MUSCAVADO.
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1968. 
348 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "In the old Danish Virgin Islands, around the turn of the Eighteenth Century, the gulf between white plantation owner and black slave was wide and deep. Brutality on the part of th e one engendered hatred and fear in the other - and finally, a burning desire for vengeance. The night of Prince's birth, in a slave hut at Fortuna plantation, a terrible hope and a prophecy were born with him. As this exciting historical n o v e l u n folds, the fulfillment of those auguries touched many lives in many different ways. Based in part on actual people and events, 'Muscavado' is steeped in the lore and romance of the Virgin Islands of Denmark. It is a tale of forbidd e n lo ve b et w ee n the daughter of a white planation owner and a mulatto slave, where discovery meant death for both. It is the story of a desperate struggle for freedom and its savage consequences. Above all, it is the story of the workings o f a sin ist er voo do o p ro phecy and its legacy of passion, violence, terror, and despair. Today, Fortuna plantation, where Prince toiled in the cane fields, is a crumbled ruin, overgrown with thornbush. The gravestone of the woman he loved is e ro di ng a way, an d ti me has tra nsformed the violent past into an unforgettable legend. Here is a first-rate historical romance, carefully researched, giving a memorable picture of a vanished way of life." One page with dog-ear crease, light b row nin g to edges of textb loc k, t iny stain on top of textblock, minor edge wear, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, light browni ng t o in side of spi ne a nd fla p-fo lds/e dges , faint waterstain at bottom inside of spine. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT SEA, 1914-1918., Hough, Richard.
13 Hough, Richard. THE GREAT WAR AT SEA, 1914-1918.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1983, first edition. 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0192158716 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The author) describes the years leading up to 1914, the Kaiser's burning resentment of Britain's unchallenged supremacy at sea, and the headlong race to war, accelerated by the construction of the 'Dreadnought', the biggest, fastest, and most heavily gunned battleship in the world. During the course of the war there were shocks and disappointments for both sides. The Royal N a v y f o und itself dogged by a lack of secure bases, over-rigid battle orders, uncoordinated planning, and poor signalling. Operations, from the North Sea to the South Atlantic, were carried out against a background of feuds, scheming, and per so na li ty cl as hes at the Admiralty. Was there 'something wrong with our bloody ships', to echo David Beatty at Jutland? Could the appalling losses have been avoided during the Darndanelles campaign? Why were crucial signals received at the A dmi ral ty fil e d i nst ead of being acted upon? The Battle of Jutland was the greatest naval battle of the war, but also the greatest disappointment: who was really to blame for the inconclusive outcome? But despite the losses and the mistakes, the bril lia nce an d co urag e of many men shine through: the invaluable decoding work of 'Room 40'; the resilience of the commanders; the unfailing bravery and high morale of the men on the lower decks; and the excellent relations between the Brit ish and A meri can Nav ies t oward s the end of the war. It is Hough's contention that the Royal Navy not only beat the Kriegsmarine without resort to a bloody Trafalgar, but that its unrelenting pressure was the prime factor which led to the defea t on land of th e Ce ntra l Powe rs by the end of 1918. This account shows how that victory was achieved between 4 August 1914 and the abject surrender of the High Seas Fleet over four years later." Slight bump at top/bottom of spine, a few pages with tiny corner crea se, m inor br owning mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dint on rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE., Mason, Herbert Molloy, Jr.
14 Mason, Herbert Molloy, Jr. THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE.
Smithmark, New York, 1995. 
340 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0831757124 B&w photographs, maps. "Presents the full, authoritative story of that 'brave band of brothers' who were the first Americans to fight in World War I. Patriots, adventurers, even soldiers of fortune, they came from all walks of life, burning with a kind of idealism which has now all but disappeared. They began their fight against the Hun in the trenches - as members of the Foreign Legion they kept their U.S. cit i z e n s h ip - but turned naturally and enthusiastically to the new war that was being waged high in the sky. They flew French planes and at first were scattered among various French squadrons. Then a special 'escadrille' was formed for the Amer ic an s, a nd s oon its reputation spread far beyond the front. While the United States was sending obsolete 'Jenny' training planes against Pancho Villa in Mexico, the Lafayette Escadrille - and Americans like Norman Prince, Raoul Lufbery, Victo r C hap man , B ill Th aw, Kiffin Rockwell and Jim McConnell - was meeting in deadly dogfights the best pilots Germany had to offer. (This book) is based on years of research in Europe and in America, including interviews with survivors of the Esc adri lle. It is ther efor e not only the definitive story of the Escadrille but also a unique portrayal of the first war in the air. It reveals the full spectrum of their existence - in the air as well as on the ground. It tells of pet lion cub s (na med W hiske y an d Sod a) as well as ambitious air raids; of dogfights as well as highjinks in Paris. More than any other book, this dramatic narrative tells honestly and in depth what it was like to be an American pursuit pilot in the Great War." Mino r wrin kling at to p/bott om of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of front hinge and at top of rear flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
15 Munsey, Terence. (Inscribed.) THE STONEMAN SERIES. 4 VOLUME SET. BOOK 1. THE FLIGHT OF THE STONEMAN'S SON. BOOK 2. THE KEEPER OF THREE. BOOK 3. THE LABYRINTHS OF LIGHT. BOOK 4. MARKS OF STONE.
Munsey Music, Toronto, (1995, 2nd/1994, Ist/1995, Ist/1996, Ist printing). 
208 pp, 220 pp, 234 pp, 304 pp, paperbacks - 4 volumes. Volumes 1, 2 & 3 - INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. B&w illustrations by author. "Imagine a world where myth and reality converge. A village where war has become legend. All is changed by a visitor. Now the people of Jard must renew an ancient struggle. Only the Chosen Ones can return the balance...But first they must awaken to the power they hold within. They must fight the Gotts and the power of Dorluc, a being from a time and world long forgotten!..." Interiors - pages browning lightly, pen notation on inside of rear cover of book 1, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - light edge wear and rubbing, small scuffs to rear cover of book 2, small crease to front/rear cover of book 2, light soiling to edges of text blocks, spines very lightly creased. A sound reading set. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 Prebble, John. CULLODEN.
London Secker & Warburg 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
367 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of a battle and of what followed: the destruction of a way of life and the persecution of a people. There is little in this book about Bonnie Prince Charlie and other principals of the last Jacobite Rising of 1745. This is the story of ordinary men and women involved in the Rebellion, who were described on the gaol registers and regimental rosters of the time as 'Common Men'. The romantic figure of the Young Pretender, and his now hackneyed story, has stood between us and them for too long. 'Culloden' recalls them by name and action, presenting the battle as it was for them, describing their life as fugitives in the glens or as prisoners in the gaols or hulks, their transportation to the Virginias, or their deaths on the gallows of Kennington Common. The book begins with the rain at five o'clock on the morning of Wednesday, April 16th, 1746, when the Royal Army marched out of Nairn to fight the clans on Culloden Moor. It is not a partisan book, its feeling is for the 'Common Man' on both sides - John Grant charging with Clan Chattan and seeing the white gaiters of the British infantry suddenly as the east wind lifted the cannon smoke, and Private Alexander Taylor in a red coat waiting for Clan Chattan to reach him, likening them to 'a troop of hungry wolves'. (It) reminds us, too, that many of the men who harried the glens as ruthlessly as the Nazis in Occupied Europe were in fact Scots themselves. It recalls the fact that many men in Prince Charles's army had been forced to join him. It shows that a British foot-soldier's wish for a sup of brandy on a cold morning before battle is as much a reality as a Prince's pretensions to a throne. The detail of the story told in 'Culloden' has come from regimental Order Books and manuals, from contemporary newspapers and magazines, from the letters and memoirs of soldiers and officers, eyewitness accounts of atrocity and persecution, and the personal stories of the victims themselves, like young Ranald Macdonald, aged seven, skulking in the hills above his burning home. 'Culloden' is the story not of a Prince, but of a people." Light browning and minor soiling marks to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, rubbing and soiling to rear panel, light rubbing on front panel, small scuff on front panel, a few tiny tears and chips. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES:  THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE., Prestwich, Michael.
17 Prestwich, Michael. ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1996 0300064527 / 9780300064520 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
396 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)e-creates the real experience of medieval warfare, examining how men of all ranks of society were recruited, how troops were fed, supplied and deployed, the development of new weapons, and the structures of military command. (The author) challenges many common assumptions about medieval warfare. He shows that medieval commanders were capable of far more sophisticated strategy than is usually assumed: spies were an important part of the machinery of war, and the destruction of crops and burning of villages were part of a deliberate plan to force a foe to negotiate, rather than an indication of lack of discipline. Sieges, often lengthy and expensive, were more prevalent than physical battles. And in actual engagement the mounted knight was never as dominant as is often supposed: even in the twelfth century, many battles were won by unmounted men. Written by a leading scholar of the period and rich with anecdote and illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the social history of war in the Middle Ages." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.
18 Roberts, Chris. HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.
London Granta 2004 1862077657 / 9781862077652 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GEOGRAPHY OF WITCHCRAFT., Summers, Montague.
19 Summers, Montague. THE GEOGRAPHY OF WITCHCRAFT.
Evanston, Illinois University Books 1958 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
623 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(R)elates in considerable detail famous cases of witchcraft and demonology from earliest times to the present day. Summers limits himself to Greece and Rome and the Christian heirs of their tradition - England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain, with a long look at the fantastic outbreaks of witchcraft in New England. (In) the present work he is careful to distinguish everywhere between genuine instances of demoniacal possession and those outbreaks of contagious hysteria that led to the sacrifice of many harmless lives." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, very small label from bookstore on rear pastedown, small light watermark on bottom of text block, tiny bump to top of text block, light toning to edge of text block, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has light edge wear, small tears, very small chips and creases at top/bottom of spine; fading to spine color - lettering still very legible; two small liquid marks on front panel; soiling to rear panel; light browning; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BEST FLYING STORIES., Taylor, John W.R., ed.  (Guy Gilpatric, Igor Sikorsky, Floyd Gibbons, Clayton Knight, Hanna Reitsch, Quentin Reynolds, Kenneth Poolman, Jules Roy, Elleston Trevor, Antoine De St.-Exupery, Pierre Clostermann, Gerald Bowman, Walter Dornberger, et al.)
20 Taylor, John W.R., ed. (Guy Gilpatric, Igor Sikorsky, Floyd Gibbons, Clayton Knight, Hanna Reitsch, Quentin Reynolds, Kenneth Poolman, Jules Roy, Elleston Trevor, Antoine De St.-Exupery, Pierre Clostermann, Gerald Bowman, Walter Dornberger, et al.) BEST FLYING STORIES.
Faber and Faber, London, 1956, first edition. 
315 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(C)ontains stories on almost every aspect of aviation. They range from fact to fiction, peace to war, gliders to rockets, from the ice-cold stratosphere miles above the burning Californian Desert to the frigid wastelands of Earth's surface in the Antarctic. They have one thing only in common - that they are, as the title of the book implies, among the best flying stories ever written, anywhere in the world, in the first exciting half-century o f powered flight. Their authors include not only famous writers, but men like Igor Sikorsky, the great aircraft designer, and General Dornberger, scientist in charge of Germany's wartime V-2 rocket development, women like Hanna Reitsch, who flig h t tested rocket-fighters, and Jacqueline Cochran, first woman to fly faster than sound. None of these stories appeared in the original 'Best Flying Stories', which we published before the days of jet propulsion and Kamikazef, and before the 'sou nd b a rrier' became at first dreaded and then abolished by aircraft designers. Each story in this new anthology is put into perspective against the vast background of flying history by a short introductory note from the Editor, who has himself wr itt en mo re than thirty books and innumerable magazine articles on aviation." small area of soiling on front pastedown, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of boards. dust jacket has been price-c lipp ed, ha s several small archivally taped tears and chips, closed tear and light browning on spine, light browning and a few very small stains on rear panel, now in mylar sleeve. Very Good-/Good+ 
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