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1 Ackerman, Evelyn. VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURAL SPLENDOR IN A NINETEENTH CENTURY TOY CATALOGUE.
Era Industries, Culver City, California, (1980), Ist printing. 
92 pp, oblong 24 mo. (5 3/4" H x 8 1/2" L), soft cover. A reproduction in b&w of a nineteenth century German toy catalogue. Shows doll houses, stores, fire stations, shops, stables, etc. with accompanying notes. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/rubbing, light soiling and browning to some areas of covers, spine lightly browned, small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DRAWINGS FROM LOMBARDY AND ADJACENT AREAS 1480-1620., Alfred Neumeyer, preface and introduction.  History of the collection by Janos Scholz.
2 Alfred Neumeyer, preface and introduction. History of the collection by Janos Scholz. DRAWINGS FROM LOMBARDY AND ADJACENT AREAS 1480-1620.
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California, 1956. 
Unpaginated, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. The catalog of an exhibition, largely of works from the collection of Janos Scholz. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The History of the Collection of Lombard Drawings; Artists According to Geographical Location; Catalogue; Illustrations. Some corrections to the sizes of the drawings have been made in ink in the Catalogue section. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft corner creases on rear cover, minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BARE FACTS:  MY LIFE AS A STRIPPER., Ample, Annie.
3 Ample, Annie. THE BARE FACTS: MY LIFE AS A STRIPPER.
Toronto Key Porter 1988 1550130943 / 9781550130942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "She was notorious for taking off her clothes. Movies, magazines and TV shows, and fame as 'the girl with the million dollar chest' after her breasts were insured by Lloyds of London, helped create her very successful career as celebrity stripper, 'Annie Ample'. But behind all the hype was a real person. (Annie) looks back candidly on her turbulent childhood in a small town in California and her showbiz start as a 'go-go' dancer in a local club. 'Annie Ample' was the ingenuous character she devised to exploit the sex industry rather than be exploited by it. Whether she is recalling her narrow escapes from lascivious film producers, her famous plastic surgery, her wild nights with the jet set or the stampede of the paparazzi when she went sunbathing at Cannes, Annie's irrepressible sense of humor and earthy revelations make her story a compelling read, even when it borders on the tragic." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and at top of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ABSENT LORD:  ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE., Babb, Lawrence A.
4 Babb, Lawrence A. ABSENT LORD: ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996. 
244 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0520203240 "What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? What are the implications of such a relationsh ip with sacred beings for the religious life of a community? Using these questions as his point of departure, Babb explores the ritual culture of image-worshiping Svetambar Jains. Jainism is, aside from Buddhism, the only surviving exampl e o f I n d i a's ancient non-Vedic religious traditions. It is known and celebrated for its systematic practice of non-violence and for the rigor of the asceticism it promotes. 'Absent Lords' sheds light on a little-known religious tradition an d d em on s tr at es t hat divine 'absence' can be as rich as divine 'presence' in its possibilities for informing a religious response to the cosmos." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to book a t top an d bot tom , t iny dint on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Beaty, David. STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: MYSTERIES OF THE AIR.
London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLACK CROSS / RED STAR: AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT.  VOLUME I: OPERATION BARBAROSSA, 1941., Bergstrom, Christer and Mikhailov, Andrey.
7 Bergstrom, Christer and Mikhailov, Andrey. BLACK CROSS / RED STAR: AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT. VOLUME I: OPERATION BARBAROSSA, 1941.
Pacifica Military History, Pacifica, California, 2000. 
307 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0935553487 B&w photographs, maps. **VOLUME 1 ONLY**. "The air war on the Eastern Front in World War II was history's largest and longest air campaign. Nevertheless, it has been one of the least known and least understood chapters of aviation history. This is because earlier publications on this immense subject have been based on material taken almost exclusively from the German side. (The 4 volume set, of which this is Volum e 1 ) i s to be the most complete and detailed series ever published on the air war on the Eastern Front. It presents for the first time a true balance between German and Soviet accounts. (The authors) have undertaken a huge research effort to g le a n th e t rue events of this air war. Thanks to their painstaking research and brilliant analysis of German archival material, some of the first Soviet Air Force records ever to be seen in the West, and new information from German and Soviet a irm en , the y are able to present many valuable insights into the vast Eastern Front aerial struggle." Section headings in this volume: The Enemies; Background of a Disaster; Sunday, June 22, 1941; The Swan Song of the Red Bombers; Lightning War; Rec ove ry of th e Re d Air Force; "The Greatest Battle of All Time"; The Arctic Front; Fall of 1941: Stiffening Resistance; Barbarossa's Last Gasp; The Death of Barbarossa; Conclusions; Appendices; Notes; Sources. Light bump at top corner of tex t blo ck, mod erat e b ump a t top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light wrinkling at of flap-folds, wrinkling at archivally taped tear at bottom of rear hinge, Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 400.00 USD
 
 
THE SONORAN DESERT., Bowden, Charles.  Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga.
8 Bowden, Charles. Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga. THE SONORAN DESERT.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1997. 
167 pp, oblong small 4to (10 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D), soft cover. ISBN 0810926695 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico sizzles in the sun. Daytime temperatures common ly soar above 120F. The parched, mineral earth gets less than three inches of rainfall a year on average; some years, none at all. Yet this is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in North America. A large variety of plants - cr e o s o t e bush, the fabled boojum, and numerous other cacti and succulents - flourish here, as do a wealth of birds, insects, and small mammals. Man is an uneasy resident, and, although modern cities such as Phoenix and Tucson survive on its fri ng es , th e na tural heart of the desert still rejects all but the most intrepid sojourners. Two who know this desert well are (the author and photographer of this book). Interwoven together, the personal visions of these two remarkable observers ev oke t he So nor an Desert with extraordinary power. We may or may not wish to be in the desert as they have been, but in these pages we will come as close as possible to being there." Price includes extra postage due to weight of book. Inter ior - cl ean an d t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few tiny faint liquid marks on front cover, one light crease down spine, very minor corner wear. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
9 Cremony, John C. LIFE AMONG THE APACHES.
New York Indian Head Books 1991 0880296526 / 9780880296526 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
322 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Facsimile reprint of 1868 edition. From the Introduction: "We have never striven to make ourselves intelligently acquainted with (the various tribes occupying the vast region which extends from the Colorado river on the west, to the settlements of Texas on the east, and from Taos in New Mexico to Durango in the Mexican Republic). Nearly all that relates to them is quite as uncertain and indefinite to our comprehension as that which obtains in the center of Africa. Those who were best informed on the matter, and had given it the closest attention, were, at the time - most unfortunately - the least capable of imparting their information; while those who were ignorant of the subject have been the most forward to give the results of their fragmentary gleanings. If this volume shall have the effect of bettering our present deplorable Indian policy, by letting in some light, it will accomplish the author's object." The author was "Interpreter to the U.S. Boundary Commission, under the Hon. John R. Bartlett, in 1849, '50 and '51, and late Major of California Volunteer Cavalry, operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Western Arkansas." Dust jacket has a few areas of very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Crickmore, Paul F. Forewords by Robert Gilliland & B.C. Thomas. LOCKHEED SR-71: THE SECRET MISSIONS EXPOSED. REVISED EDITION.
Osprey Aerospace, London, 1997, revised edition. 
262 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855326817 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, technical drawings, color plates. "Designed at the height of the Cold War to be the ultimate surveillance platform, the SR-71 was operated exclusively by the USAF's 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. In this new edition of Paul Crickmore's best-selling history, the fruits of an alliance between NASA and the Lockheed project (which began when NASA engineers lent a ha nd at Edwards AFB way back in 1967) are reviewed, as the 'space men' use the SR-71 for experiments on the outer edge of the atmosphere. Also new is a complete list of USAF missions flown out of Kadena, detailing duration, pilots, Reconnais s a n c e S y s tems Officers, altitude, etc. It is a fascinating addition to the history of operational flights over North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, Yemen, the Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Cuba....Also revealed are details o f fl ig ht s c on du ct ed from Beale AFB, in California and RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, into the Arctic Circle and over the Baltic to monitor the movements of Soviet nuclear submarines. With more than 250 illustrations, and full appendices p ro vid ing te ch ni cal sp eci fications and performance data, there is no more definitive work on this extraordinary aircraft." Small bump to top corner of rear board, tiny crease at top corner of last few pages, very small tear and bump at top of spin e. Dust ja cke t ha s ve ry m inor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CALIFORNIA IN 1792:  A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT., Cutter, Donald C.  (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)
11 Cutter, Donald C. (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.) CALIFORNIA IN 1792: A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1990 0806127317 / 9780806127316 Soft Cover Fine 
176 pp, 8 3/6" H. B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1792, two Spanish schooners, the 'Sutil' and the 'Mexicana', were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey. The schooners were commanded by two youthful naval officers, Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes. Assisted by their scribe and artist, Jose Cadero, they recorded their efforts to find the so-called Strait of Anian, a Spanish Northwest Passage. The full account, here translated into English, reveals much new information on the indigenous peoples of California, Spanish-Indian relations, and the successes and failures of the Franciscan missionaries. Also included is a vocabulary and catechism of the Carmel Mission Indians missing in earlier editions. In introductory chapters and notes, Donald C. Cutter supplements the authors' observations with a brief history of California and biographical information on the authors, other naval officers, and the soldiers and friars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Darby, William O. and Baumer, William H. WE LED THE WAY: DARBY'S RANGERS.
Presidio, San Rafael, California, 1980. 
198 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891410821 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The heroism of William Darby and his Rangers in World War II has become legend. Experts at amphibious landings, night attacks, and clos e combat, they led the assaulting troops in the initial North Africa landings, fought in Tunisia, landed through concentrated hell at Gela, and were in on the final kill at Messina. At Sorrento they stood off forces that outnumbered them by a t l e a s t eight to one, and they spearheaded the desperate struggle at Anzio. This is Darby's own story of those climactic days, as dictated, just a few months before his death, to his friend General William H. Baumer. Baumer has added backgr ou nd in fo rm at ion about the war and on Darby's life, plus a summary of the exploits of other Ranger units. Darby was a combat leader in the highest tradition of the United States Army - a forceful, charismatic man who inspired loyalty and in t urn ga v e l oya lty to his troops. He refused battlefield promotions three times in order to stay with his Rangers. During his colorful and brilliant career, he received ten high military decorations, and was posthumously promoted to brigadier gen eral ." Fa int eras ed p encil marks on free front endpapet, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on inside edge of rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light rubbing, one 1" tear archivally taped, very light edge wear /wrin kli ng at top /bott om of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SURVIVE!  MY FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE HIGH SIERRAS., DeLeo, Peter.
13 DeLeo, Peter. SURVIVE! MY FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE HIGH SIERRAS.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005, first edition. 
241 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743270061 B&w photographs. "When Peter DeLeo set out one Sunday morning on a sightseeing and photography trip over the central Sierra Nevada mountains in California, he had no idea th at he would soon be fighting for his life with the odds stacked very much against him. DeLeo's single-engine plane encountered turbulence, and he and his two passengers crashed in the mountains. All three survived the accident but sustain e d m u l t i p le injuries. DeLeo had broken ribs, a shattered ankle, and a badly damaged shoulder. After assessing their situation, they decided that the passengers should remain with the plane while DeLeo would hike out to bring back help. It w as al re ad y wi nt er; he left the limited emergency supplies with the plane's passengers; and he was hampered by his injuries, but DeLeo was determined to get help. He found or improvised shelter at night, carefully warmed himself during the day tim e , d ran k f ro m s mal l pools of melted snow and ice, and slowly but steadily made his way toward civilization. Suffering from exhaustion and on the verge of collapse, he found a hot spring that provided him with temporary warmth and ins ects to ea t. Inju ries , d ehyd rati on, malnutrition, and a two-day blizzard slowed him, and a rockslide nearly killed him just as he glimpsed the valley and highway that he so desperately sought, but De Leo's courage saw him through....Peter DeL eo te lls his re marka ble s tory in g rippi ng detail. His amazing saga is destined to become a classic." Bump to top corner of both boards, slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of flap-folds, minor wrinkl ing at top of spin e. Ve ry Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SANTA FE IN THE MOUNTAINS.  THREE PASSES OF THE WEST: RATON, CAJON, AND TEHACHAPI.  THE GOLDEN YEARS OF RAILROADING SERIES., Drury, George H.
14 Drury, George H. SANTA FE IN THE MOUNTAINS. THREE PASSES OF THE WEST: RATON, CAJON, AND TEHACHAPI. THE GOLDEN YEARS OF RAILROADING SERIES.
Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 1995. 
127 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D) soft cover. ISBN 0890242291 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Brief History of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway; Raton Pass; Cajon Pass; Tehachapi Pass; The passes as they are today; In dex. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two soft corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
SOUTHERN PACIFIC IN THE BAY AREA: THE SAN FRANCISCO-SACRAMENTO-STOCKTON TRIANGLE.  THE GOLDEN YEARS OF RAILROADING SERIES., Drury, George H.
15 Drury, George H. SOUTHERN PACIFIC IN THE BAY AREA: THE SAN FRANCISCO-SACRAMENTO-STOCKTON TRIANGLE. THE GOLDEN YEARS OF RAILROADING SERIES.
Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 1996. 
128 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D) soft cover. ISBN 0890242747 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Brief History of the Southern Pacific; San Francisco to San Jose; Oakland Pier; Electric lines in the East Bay; Oakland to Sacrame nto; Oakland to San Jose and Stockton; Northwestern Pacific; Southern Pacific today; Author's confession; Index; The three principal photographers. Interior - small bump at top/bottom corners of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no o t h e r o wnership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, small corner creases. Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN AIR SERVICE: FAMOUS PILOTS & AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ONE., Durkota, Alan; Darcey, Thomas; Kulikov, Victor.  Drawings by Ian Stair & Harry Woodman.  Illustrations by Alan Durkota, Terry Waldron & James Dietz.
16 Durkota, Alan; Darcey, Thomas; Kulikov, Victor. Drawings by Ian Stair & Harry Woodman. Illustrations by Alan Durkota, Terry Waldron & James Dietz. THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN AIR SERVICE: FAMOUS PILOTS & AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR ONE.
Flying Machines Press, Mountain View, California, 1995, first edition. 
546 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0963711024 Map endpapers. "(This) is the first comprehensive story of the men, women, and machines that pioneered aviation in Czarist Russia. Historians, aviation enthusiasts, and modelers alike will find this lavishly-illustrated book vital. Detailed biographies of every Russian ace and every foreign ace who flew in Russia during World War One are included, together with victory information on each pilot. The WWI career of I g o r S i korsky and Dimitry Grigorovich, the most important early Russian designers, are covered in separate sections together with their aircraft. Key manufacturers Anatra, Dux, and Lebedev and their aircraft are detailed. The stories of other no ta bl e R us sian aviation pioneers, including the first women pilots to fly in combat, are told. Medals and awards are discussed in their own section and illustrated with colour photos. Pilots and aircraft are illustrated in more than 600 rar e p hot ogr ap hs, ma ny published here for the first time. The 48-page color section includes paintings, photos of awards, and colour illustrations of 85 aircraft. In addition, 40 aircraft are detailed in 3-view drawings to standard 1/48 or 1/72 sca les. " L igh t wr inkl ing at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has small soft crease at top of spine, minor rubbing, corner crease at top corner of front flap. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
CABERNET SAUVIGNON.  GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES., Eyres, Harry.
17 Eyres, Harry. CABERNET SAUVIGNON. GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES.
Viking, (London, 1991), first edition. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w maps in text. ISBN 067082481X "This unique series looks at each of the major grape varieties and assesses the wines made all over the world from that variety...Each volume includes background information on the grape variety and advice on the best way to buy, store and serve the wines. An extensive gazetteer lists the main wines made from the variety in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. A special feature of this series is the individual ratings given for quality, price and best recent vintages...Cabernet Sauvignon is best known as the most important red grape variety in Bordeaux, the region that produces the world's most generally admired red wines. It has also been widely exported and now flourishes in countries as diverse as Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, the USA and Australia...This volume not only looks at wines suitable for early drinking but includes advice on the potential of both the top Bordeaux Chateaux traditionally favoured by investors and the many excellent Cabernet Sauvignon now being made beyond the borders of France." Minor rubbing to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. NF/VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE GERMAN PANZERS FROM MARK I TO MARK VI "PANTHER'.  ARMOR SERIES VOL. 2., Feist, Uwe in cooperation with Heinz J. Nowarra.
18 Feist, Uwe in cooperation with Heinz J. Nowarra. THE GERMAN PANZERS FROM MARK I TO MARK VI "PANTHER'. ARMOR SERIES VOL. 2.
Aero Publishers, Fallbrook, California, 1966. 
Unpaginated (approx. 52 pp.), small 4to (10 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings, color plates. Technical data. Interior - previous owners small stamp on inside of front cover and at top of first pag e, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing/soiling on rear cover, minor browning along top edge of rear cover. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLD CRUSADES:  A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD RUSHES, 1849-1929., Fetherling, Douglas.
19 Fetherling, Douglas. THE GOLD CRUSADES: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD RUSHES, 1849-1929.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 071592876 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
(259) pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The first great international gold rush began in 1849 after news about spectacular discoveries in California leaked out to the rest of the world, setting off one of the largest peace-time migrations in history. The final one, using dog-teams as well as aircraft, took place in the wilderness of northwestern Ontario in the Roaring Twenties, when corporate manoeuvring had nearly eclipsed the fierce individualism so central to the idea of the gold rush. The period saw every type of person - saints and charlatans, nobles and peasants, plutocrats and radicals, Asians, Blacks and Europeans - racing off to the Rocky Mountains, Australia, South Africa or Alaska and the Yukon. As they gained cumulative force, the gold rushes produced certain stock characters: the happy-go-lucky millionaire, the golden-hearted prostitute, the aging veteran of some previous frontier search for one final fling. In every instance, the gold rush was not merely an anarchic type of economic development but a signal and informing event in the history of the host country. In nearly all cases, there was great tension between the forces of authority on the one hand and the miners' instinctual libertarianism on the other. Often the result was violence - followed by reform. (This book) throws new light on a popular subject and ties part of one country's history and folkore to that of the others." Small bump at each corner of boards, slight bump at top of spine, very light browning at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GEORGE STUART COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL FIGURES., Foster, Keith, foreword.  Inscribed by George Stuart.
20 Foster, Keith, foreword. Inscribed by George Stuart. THE GEORGE STUART COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL FIGURES.
Ventura County Historical Society/Museum, Ventura, California, 1985. 
31 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY GEORGE STUART ON THE FOREWORD PAGE. The catalog of an exhibition of the amazing one-quarter life-size historical figures of George Stuart. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword; George Stuart - artist and historian; The Collection; The Renaissance and Reformation; The Tudors; The Stuarts; The Hanovers; The Three Louis; Marie Antoinette; The Romanoffs; The Fall of the Tz ars; The American Patriots; The American Founders; Queen Victoria; Abraham Lincoln; The Manchus. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean, very minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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