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MAP OF WELLINGTON COUNTY INCLUDING NASSAGAWEYA, WATERLOO AND WOOLWICH TPS.  ISUED BY CHAS. L. NELLES, BOOKSELLER, GUELPH - CANADA.
1 MAP OF WELLINGTON COUNTY INCLUDING NASSAGAWEYA, WATERLOO AND WOOLWICH TPS. ISUED BY CHAS. L. NELLES, BOOKSELLER, GUELPH - CANADA.
Toronto The Map Specialty Co. 1910 Linen-Backed Paper with Card Very Good F.P. Lloyd. 
Linen-backed paper map in colour - 2' 9" wide by 4' 3" high - Wellington County, Ontario showing townships: Minto, Arthur, West Luther, Maryborough, Peel, Pilkington, Nichol, West Garafraxa, Guelph, Eramosa, Erin & Puslinch, with Woolwich, Waterloo & Nassagaweya (Halton) as at 1910. Schools, Post Offices, Railway Stations, Steam & Electric Railways, County Roads and Concessions are indicated. A 'Statistics' table at top right gives 'Year first settled', 'Acreages assessed', 'Population' and 'Total assessed value' for selected townships/towns/villages. The paper map was printed in sections and mounted on linen to facilitate folding and plain beige card stock was attached to the front & back of the folded map (folded dimensions approx. 5" W x 8 3/4" H). A previous owner has written 'Wellington County' in pencil on one of the cards. Light edge wear and corner wear, light wear at horizontal folds and a few tiny tears in paper, minor to very small areas of map detail are missing at fold intersections, minor browning to paper. Linen is in good condition with scattered soiling and small foxing marks, one or two larger light stains - do not effect map detail. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
2 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - edge wear, light rubbing with faint line indentations on rear cover, very small and small corner creases on covers, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
3 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MY FATHER AND EDWARD ARDIZZONE:  A LASTING FRIENDSHIP., Booth-Clibborn, Edward.
4 Booth-Clibborn, Edward. MY FATHER AND EDWARD ARDIZZONE: A LASTING FRIENDSHIP.
London Patrick Hardy 1983 074440018X / 9780744400182 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- Edward Ardizzone. 
48 pp, 12" H. Beautifully illustrated thoughout in monotone with reproductions of Edward Ardizzone's specially produced Christmas cards. "(A) brief, but warm and personal account by Edward Booth-Clibborn of the long friendship between his father (known professionally as an artist under the name of Augustin Booth) and Edward Ardizzone. They met as art students, though Augustin was several years older than Edward, and remained lasting friends until Augustin died in 1969. The lasting bond of their friendship is the succession of Christmas cards which Edward and Catherine sent out annually and for which Edward did a special picture each year; these were printed and then posted to special friends." Minor edgewear to boards, slight bumping to corners. Dust jacket has light edgewear, rubbing, wrinkling and very slight sun-fading to spine. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
SURREALIST GAMES.  (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD., Brotchie, Alastair.  Edited by Mel Gooding.
5 Brotchie, Alastair. Edited by Mel Gooding. SURREALIST GAMES. (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD.
Boston Shambhala Redstone 2001 0877738750 / 9780877738756 Hard Cover Near Fine 
This boxed set (approx. 6 5/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1" D) contains a 168 page hardcover book (black with silver monkey on front board) "packed with language games and techniques for creating outrageous stories, poems and collages - illustrated with works by artists such as Max Ernst, Hans Arp and Tristan Tzara, plus a 'Little Surrealist Dictionary: A Game of Re-Definitions' (stapled paper) and a fold-out, colour poster (The Goose Game) designed by Yves Tanguy, Andre Breton and others. contents of box are in fine condition. Box has a few tiny dents on the lid, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SURREALIST GAMES.  (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD., Brotchie, Alastair.  Edited by Mel Gooding.
6 Brotchie, Alastair. Edited by Mel Gooding. SURREALIST GAMES. (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD.
Boston Shambhala Redstone 2001 0877738750 / 9780877738756 Hard Cover Fine 
This boxed set (approx. 6 5/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 1" D), still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, contains a 168 page hardcover book (black with silver monkey on front board) "packed with language games and techniques for creating outrageous stories, poems and collages - illustrated with works by artists such as Max Ernst, Hans Arp and Tristan Tzara, plus a 'Little Surrealist Dictionary: A Game of Re-Definitions' (stapled paper) and a fold-out, colour poster (The Goose Game) designed by Yves Tanguy, Andre Breton and others. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC:  TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS., Buckland, Raymond.
7 Buckland, Raymond. BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC: TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS.
San Francisco Weiser 2010 1578634679 / 9781578634675 Soft Cover Very Good 
205 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Weaving together lore, legend, and practices, (this book) revives the beliefs, spell-craft, and healing wisdom of the Romani people. From hexes and healing to tea leaves and tarot, the circle of the family and the rituals of death, this enchanted volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Discover the shuvani's secrets for love, craft a talisman for vitality, and cast the Gypsy Seven tarot spread. Learn how to: Pay down the Devil to prevent an unhappy marriage; Use a traditional breadboard to divine the future; Bring your lover to you across land and sea; Maintain harmony in your home; Recognize weather omens and predict coming storms; Cure headaches with a ritual, prevent baldness with rosemary, and dozens of other healing secrets. Join Raymond Buckland around the campfire to hear stories of werewolves and vampires, mistaken identity, persecution and perseverance. Learn how the gypsy people have for centuries used wisdom and enchantments to ensure good health, happy families, and heart's desire." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light crease down spine, tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE., Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady.  Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford.  Preface by John Hunter.
8 Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady. Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford. Preface by John Hunter. ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE.
London Leslie Frewin 1968 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
48 pp + 24 colour plates (reproductions of illustrations from the 1875 edition, printed on one side of leaf only), 9 1/2" H. "By the 1870s, Patience was already a popular pastime, and it is surprising to learn that Lady Adelaide's compilation was the first on the subject to appear in the English language. (It) became, and remained, a best seller. It has been reprinted many times, but without the elegant and colourful plates that made it 'the' coffe-table book of London society during the latter half of Queen Victoria's reign and throughout that of Edward VII. The book delighted me so much that I decided to republish it, if it could be exactly reproduced. The generosity of Mrs Meredith and the skill of the printers have now made that possible." from the Preface. Contents: Preface; Foreword; Explanation of the Tableaux; Explanation of Term; (Games) Belle Lucie; Le Cadran; La Quinzaine; La Loi Salique; Les Quatre Coins; Le Moulin; Le Shah; Le Blocus; L'Horloge; La Forteresse; Les Quatorze; Le Sultan; Le Calcul; La Nivernaise; The Empress of India; The Besieged City; Le Parterre; Les Hemispheres; Les Petits Paquets; Le Carre Napoleon; La Duchesse de Luynes; The British Constitution; The Zodiac; Sympathie. Light toning to edges of text block, light browning to edges of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - larger soft creases at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped, faint water stain at bottom of front panel and a smaller stain at bottom of rear panel, light soiling/rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MAN RAY.  PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM.  IN FOCUS SERIES., Callis, Jo Ann; Featherstone, David; Foresta, Merry; Naef, Weston; Naumann, Francis; Tashjian, Dickran; Ware, Katherine.  Deborah Gribbon, foreword.  Katherine Ware, introduction.
9 Callis, Jo Ann; Featherstone, David; Foresta, Merry; Naef, Weston; Naumann, Francis; Tashjian, Dickran; Ware, Katherine. Deborah Gribbon, foreword. Katherine Ware, introduction. MAN RAY. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM. IN FOCUS SERIES.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1998. 
144 pp, 7 5/8" H, soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 0892365110 4 b&w post cards laid in. "Man Ray (American, 1890-1976), the prolific photographer, painter, assemblagist, draftsman, sculptor, and filmmaker, is the subject of this installment in th e In Focus series, which is devoted to photographers whose pictures are well represented in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Musuem. Approximately fifty of the three hundred Man Ray prints owned by the Museum are discussed in this volume b y K a t h erine Ware, Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs. Also featured (here) is an edited transcript of a colloquium on the artist's life and works. Participants in the discussion include Ms. Ware as well as Jo Ann Callis, Da v id F e at he rs to ne, Merry Foresta, Weston Naef, Francis Naumann, and Dickran Tashjian. Following this conversation is a chronological overview of significant events in Man Ray's multi-faceted career." Small soft crease/bump at bottom corner of pa ges 1 20 to 144 , s mall soft bump at bottom corner of rear cover, minor soiling on rear cover, small soft crease on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO HOPALONG CASSIDY MEMORABILIA., Caro, Joseph J.
10 Caro, Joseph J. COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO HOPALONG CASSIDY MEMORABILIA.
Gas City, IN L-W Book Sales 1992 0895380137 / 9780895380135 Soft Cover Very Good 
190 pp, 11" H, B&w and color photographs. Contents: Introduction; Articles & Song Sheets; Cameras & Opticals; Child Readers & Books; Coloring Books, Arts & Crafts; Comic Books, Trading & Serial Cards; Endorsement Items ; Games, Entertainment & Toys; Jewelry, Coins & Money; Lamps, Nitelights & Furnishings; Miscellaneous; Movie Items, Films & Posters; Records & Record Readers; School Items, Lunch Boxes, Thermos; Utensils, Cups & Plates; Pins & Badges; Occasion Cards; Playsuits, Clot hing, Guns & Holsters. Interior - Christmas gift inscription and date as well as previous owner's small note and signature on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling, small soft corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE NEW AVENGERS.  1. HOUSE OF CARDS.  2. THE EAGLE'S NEST.  3. TO CATCH A RAT.  4. FIGHTING MEN.  6. HOSTAGE.  5 VOLUMES OF 6.  (LACKING 'LAST OF THE CYBERNAUTS'.), Cave, Peter / Carter, John / Harris, Walter / Cartwright, Justin.  (Brian Clemens, Terence Feeley.)
11 Cave, Peter / Carter, John / Harris, Walter / Cartwright, Justin. (Brian Clemens, Terence Feeley.) THE NEW AVENGERS. 1. HOUSE OF CARDS. 2. THE EAGLE'S NEST. 3. TO CATCH A RAT. 4. FIGHTING MEN. 6. HOSTAGE. 5 VOLUMES OF 6. (LACKING 'LAST OF THE CYBERNAUTS'.)
London Futura Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good 
1. House of Cards - 160 pp, ISBN 0860074722 -1976 reprint. 2. The Eagle's Nest - 190 pp, ISBN 0860074714 - 1975 first printing. 3. To Catch a Rat - 160 pp, ISBN 0860074749 - 1977 first printing. 4. Fighting Men - 159 pp, ISBN 0860075052 - 1977 first printing. 6. Hostage - 139 pp, ISBN 0860075583 - 1977 first printing. 7" H. 5 of the 6 novels from 'The New Avengers' series (No. 5 'Last of the Cyber-nauts is not included). John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey battle traitors, sleeper agents, rogue commandos and others as they keep the West safe in the Cold War era. Book #2 has slight weakness at inside front hinge. Book 4 has light browning to pages. All books have very light browning to edges of text blocks, very light wear at top/bottom of spines - a little more at top of spine of book 2. Book 6 has light fading to spine color, and multiple tiny scuff marks on front cover near hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
12 Cooper, Heather. CARNAVAL PERPETUEL: A COLLECTION OF WORKS BY HEATHER COOPER.
Le Carnaval Perpetuel, Toronto, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0920668445 Profusely illustrated in vivid colour and b&w. "To many, the name Heather Cooper conjures visions of finely detailed paintings in mythical and romantic themes. As posters and pr ints, her works have become a medium of their own in celebrating North America's performing arts. But as 'Carnaval Perpetuel' quickly comfirms, the work of Heather Cooper goes much further, with a range that takes in the design of packagin g , p o s t a g e stamps, corporate trade marks, greeting cards, annual reports, even retail displays....Her work has been featured internationally in Graphis, Idea Magazine, CA Magazine, and Heidelberger Qualitat. But 'Carnaval Perpetuel', with 1 60 p a ge s of f ul l color illustrations, tells the whole story in Heather Cooper's own words. It's a story to be enjoyed not just by those in the business of art, advertising or communications, but by anyone with a feeling for the graphic arts who wo ul d l ik e t o k now a little more about the world in which they're created." Slight waviness on rear pastedown, slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Ver y Go od/ Very Go od 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
13 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316174939 / 9780316174930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 11 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Light edge wear, bump at top of spine, one small light corner bump, ramainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Doggett, Frank. CIGARETTE CARDS AND NOVELTIES.
Michael Joseph, (London, 1981). 
96 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w examples. "Cigarette cards, introduced in the 1870s and immensely popular until the Second World War, provide a richly illustrated history of the period. With real artistic merit they showed heroes of sport and war; stars of stage, screen and radio; classic cars; and many other images. During their golden age, card, albums and novelties were collected avidly, and these fascinating brand advertisements are still items of great interest to many thousands of collectors throughout the world. Many of us will remember the joy of searching in packets for the card to complete the set. This book brings back all the splendours of that time." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - book slightly cocked and twisted, heavy bump to spine/front hinge causing tear which migrates through the majority of pages in gutter area, several small scuffs on front cover in general area of spine tear, soft creases at rear cover corners. Good reference copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 70.  MAY 1987.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, Alastair Goodrum, Allan Curry, Frank Goodridge, Francois Prins, Tom Meikle, Robbie Shaw, Ken Wixey.)
15 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, Alastair Goodrum, Allan Curry, Frank Goodridge, Francois Prins, Tom Meikle, Robbie Shaw, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 70. MAY 1987. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1987. 
70 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Magnificent Obsession (Sea Fury); Disposal (B-57 at War); Fallen Eagles (Luftwaffe intruder losses over the Fens); Sw ift Saga; Pathfinder (tribute to Don Bennett); Museums of the World (Venezuela); Collectair Special (Aeronautical cigarette and trade card collecting); Tasty Hawaii; FotoPost (French connection, flying boats and Lancasters); American Class i c s ( P o r t e rfield clan); Register Review (Two DC-6s and another Hunter); Between the Wars Bombers (Bristol Bombay), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom o f sp i ne , ve ry l ig ht rubbing on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SOLO-WARGAMING., Featherstone, Donald.
16 Featherstone, Donald. SOLO-WARGAMING.
New York Frederick Warne 1973 072326063X / 9780723260639 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). 60 b&w illustrations. "Many wargamers, particularly during the early stages of their interest in the hobby, are unable to find live opponents to fight on their table-top battlefields. Their efforts at wearing two different hats, as they manipulate both armies, and with the full knowledge of what each intends to do, soon palls. Their interest in wargaming retreats. Then there are those wargamers whose enthusiasm is so great that fighting one, or even two, battles a week is not sufficient, and who are led to seek a means of carrying on their table-top battles when a live opponent is not available. (This book) caters to both, describing innumerable methods of manoeuvring two wargames armies, under such conditions of secrecy and surprise that the result of the battle is in the balance until the last cannon is fired. It opens many doors to ingenious and practical methods of doing battle with model soldiers, raising the pastime in some sense almost to the level of chess. It enables the 'lonely wargamer' to find pleasure rather than boredom in his solitary state." Contents: Why solo-wargaming?; 'Instant' solo-wargaming; Domestic wargaming; The press-gang; Realism through continuous combat; Concealment in solo-wargaming; Personalized wargaming; Solo-wargaming in the New World; Solo musket wargame (by John Schuster, USA); Solo-wargames campaigns; The matchbox system of solo-wargaming; The importance of War Diaries; Chance cards; Tactical cards; Regimental cards; A small spark of courage; More books for solo-wargamers; Battles by mail; Weather in wargames; Wargaming in bed; A Prince of solo-wargamers; Retasol; Setting up a realistic battlefield; Appendices: Model Soldiers - Sources of Supply; Books and Magazines; Rules for Use in Solo-Wargames; Sources of Inspiration and Instruction for the Solo-Wargamer. Very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light browning on inside, on the spine and on flap-folds, very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
17 Foer, Joshua. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL AUCTION BRIDGE WITH NULLOS., Foster, R.F.
18 Foster, R.F. ROYAL AUCTION BRIDGE WITH NULLOS.
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1914 Second Printing Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
377 pp, 7 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board. "This is a new edition of Foster's recognized handbook, brought completely up-to-date, and incuding a full section on the 'Nullo' count, its rules and tactics." "Foster's Manual of Royal Auction explains the game instead of giving hard and fast directions which will surely mislead inexperienced players. Foster, by working out sample hands, shows how certain combinations of play result and trains the reader to make the most of his hand under any circumstances. After a perusal of this book one will have an understanding of the game which will give him superiority over players who stick to rules learned by rote." Very light browning to endpapers, small stamp from bookstore on front free endpaper, a few tiny stains on edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, faint water marks at bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning - mainly on rear panel and on spine, 1 1/2" piece missing at top of spine, very small chips at top/bottom of flap-folds and bottom of hinges, a few tiny light stains and light scuff mark on front panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DIRTY TRICKS OR TRUMP CARDS:  U.S. COVERT ACTION AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE., Godson, Roy.
19 Godson, Roy. DIRTY TRICKS OR TRUMP CARDS: U.S. COVERT ACTION AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE.
Brassey's, Washington, 1995, first edition. 
337 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574880349 "Are covert operations merely 'dirty tricks' or can they be trump cards, skillfully played to provide decisive advantages in world politics? Throughout history, what has hap pened to states that have developed and effectively used these covert instruments - and to those that have not? What is needed to maintain effective covert capabilities? Roy Godson, one of the country's foremost experts on intelligence, u n t a n g l e s fact from fiction and provides often surprising answers to these provocative questions. Drawing on scholarly literature, broad-ranging contacts and discussions with foreign intelligence services, considerable experience as a cons ul ta nt t o th e U. S. intelligence community, and his own research, Dr. Godson traces the history of U.S. covert action and counterintelligence, focusing on its successes and failures. As the United States struggles to deal with new challenges to its se cur it y - r egi ona l , ethnic, and religious conflicts; weapons proliferation; terrorism; and organized crime - this groundbreaking study explains the circumstances under which covert capabilities can be used most effectively." Slight wr inkl ing at b ott om o f s pine . D us t jacket has minor rubbing and minor edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
20 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Allan W. Miller, Vernon J. Glover, Steve Patterson, Ron Flanary, Greg Palumbo, Theodore Shrady, Arthur M. Waldrop, James D. Porterfield, A. W. Somerville, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 10. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1998.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures; A Moo-ving Experience in Lionelville (Operating Milk Car); Narrow Tracks and "Slow Time"; Trainmastering the Narrow Gauge; Kentucky Racehorses; Artist Bern Hill; What on Earth Is a Perishable Diversion Clerk?; Classic Railroad Stories; Departments: Operator's Desk (Colorado-New Mexico narrow gauge); Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1957 (Boston & Maine's logo); Executive Suite (UP's Kenefick on the "Yellow Peril"); Unforgettable Railroad Days (hand and lantern signals); Railroad Collectibles (playing cards); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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