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1 (McCrea, John McNeely.) HISTORY IN WOOD: THE McCREA MODELS.
Printed by Hunter Rose, Toronto, 1957. 
63 pp, 9 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "In the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology in Toronto there is a collection of models representing pioneer life in Old Ontario in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It is the work of John McNeely McCrea of Toronto." Mr. McCrea's scale models of agricultural, domestic and industrial buildings, implements and tools, as well as bridges, fences, gates, etc. add another dimension to the study of pioneer life. Previous owner's name on free front endpaper, minor browning and soiling to edges of boards. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, several small tears archivally taped, two small closed tears on rear hinge, light browning - more on spine and flap-folds, very small watermark on spine, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 A Gentleman. THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN; OR, ETIQUETTE AND ELOQUENCE. A BOOK OF INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE TO BECOME BRILLIANT OR CONSPICUOUS IN GENERAL SOCIETY, OR AT PARTIES, DINNERS, OR POPULAR GATHERINGS.
New York Dick & Fitzgerald 1860 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
335 pp + (12) pp publisher's catalog, 7 1/2" H. Medium brown cloth-covered boards with blind-stamped decoration, gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Publisher's advertising on endpapers. Title page continues: "Containing Model Speeches for All Occasions, with Directions How to Deliver Them. 500 Toasts and Sentiments for Everybody, and Their Proper Mode of Introduction. How to use wine at table, with rules for judging the quality of wine, and rules for carving. Etiquette; or, proper behavior in company, with an American code of politeness for every occasion; and etiquette at Washington. Remarkable wit and conversation at table, etc., etc., to which are added, the Duties of Chairmen of Public Meetings, and rules for the orderly conduct thereof, together with valuable hints and examples for drawing up preambles and resolutions." Subjects covered include: American's Toast to the Queen of England; Balls in Washington; Deportment in the Street; How to call on the President of the United States; Masonic Toasts, Naval and Military Toasts; On Dress; Opinion of Lord Byron on Eating; Port Wine; Road-maker's Toast; Strong-minded Women; Sam Slick's Speech on the Clergy; Niagara Falls; Speech on Prize-fighting; Table Wit; Speech of an Undertaker; Art of Drinking Wine, etc. Fading to spine color and very light fading to edges of boards, light edge wear - one corner has moderate wear, some darkening and tiny faint foxing marks on edges of text block, small edge tear on front free endpaper - archivally taped, small tear on inside front hinge, previous owner's embossed name stamp on title page, two very small stains on page 5, a few tiny stains on some pages throughout book. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
3 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CARVING & PAINTING A BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE WITH ERNST MUEHLMATT., Badger, Curtis J.  (Ernest Muehlmatt).
4 Badger, Curtis J. (Ernest Muehlmatt). CARVING & PAINTING A BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE WITH ERNST MUEHLMATT.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1997. 
92 pp, 9 1/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811724239 Profusely illustrated with color photographs and b&w drawings. "Award-winning carver Ernest Muehlmatt presents step-by-step instructions on how to carve and paint one of his favorite and most popular s ubjects: the black-capped chickadee. Full-color photographs and detailed text illustrate every part of the process, from roughing out the head and carving the wings, feet, and legs to adding realistic texture, preparing the colors, and painting a n d finishing the piece. Muehlmatt offers his secrets on creating a stunning lifelike carving - emphasizing the importance of sound research, tool selection, and the use of proper carving and painting techniques. Full-sized patterns, large-sca le l iv e-bird photos, and information on the species complete this first book in an exciting new bird-carving series." Light rubbing to glossy surface of covers, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS.  FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR., Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.)
5 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
 
 
FROM THE HEART:  FOLK ART IN CANADA., Blanchette, Jean-Francois, et al.
6 Blanchette, Jean-Francois, et al. FROM THE HEART: FOLK ART IN CANADA.
McClelland and Stewart/National Museum of Man, (Toronto, 1983). 
256 pp, oblong 4to (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0771090226 "...makes available the full scope of folk art from across Canada and, for the first time, introduces some of the artists who create it. The panorama of cultures and regional traditions t hat gives meaning to this vast nation is represented in the diverse objects brought together by the Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies, a branch of the National Museum of Man." Profusely illus. in b&w and colour with everything from w e a t h e r v a nes and decoys to kitchenware, quilts and oil paintings. Very light edge wear, very light rubbing on covers. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
7 Cleary, Frances. A POCKETFUL OF YEARS. ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK.
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RED IRON NIGHTS.  GARRETT P.I. SERIES., Cook, Glen.
8 Cook, Glen. RED IRON NIGHTS. GARRETT P.I. SERIES.
New York ROC 1991 0451451082 / 9780451451088 1st Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
270 pages, 6 13/16" H. "Blood-soaked blades had been taking their toll among the luscious lovelies in Garrett's home city of TunFaire. And though Garrett could be as civic-minded as the next guy - unless the next guy was Captain Block of the Watch - the private eye wasn't sure he really wanted to take on a serial killer psycho who did too good a carving job and never left any of the blood behind. Still, having Block pay him for his services with lots of ill-gotten government funds, and having his own partner, the Dead Man, strenuously urge him to take the case, proved an irresistible combination for Garrett. And so the top - and only - private eye around found himself lining up his allies for a search that would take him from the lowest slums to the highest estates, from confrontations with butterfly- and magic-spitting enemies to run-ins with the king of crime's wayward daughter to a final encounter with an ancient evil which had once again been loosed on his unsuspecting town." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft corner crease on front cover, small corner crease on rear cover - migrates into pages, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DECOYING - ST. CLAIR TO THE ST. LAWRENCE., Crandell, Bernard W. "Barney".  Foreword by Donal C. O'Brien Jr.
9 Crandell, Bernard W. "Barney". Foreword by Donal C. O'Brien Jr. DECOYING - ST. CLAIR TO THE ST. LAWRENCE.
Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario, 1988. 
208 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919783570 Map endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. Contents: Foreword by Donal C. O'Brien Jr.; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The St. Clair Flats; The Detro it River; Long Point Bay, The Screeners of Burlington Bay; From an Island off Toronto; Prince Edward County; Color Plates; Index. Includes decoys of William James Mason, Tom Chambers, Phineas Reeves, George Warin, John R. Wells, Nate Quill e n , C h a r l es Reeves, Ben Schmidt, Thomas Dalton, the Jasper Dodge Factory, the St. Clair Flats Co., etc., etc. Birthday gift inscription on half-title page, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, yiny dint on front hinge. Dust jacket has ve ry l i gh t ru bb in g, very light edge wrinkling, a few very small dints on hinges, very light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very light hand-writing impressions on front panel, light browning at top edge. Very Good/Very Goo d- 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
FROM MY PEOPLE:  400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE., Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor.  (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.)
10 Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor. (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.) FROM MY PEOPLE: 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE.
New York W.W. Norton 2002 0393047989 / 9780393047981 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
736 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and color illustrations. Promotion bookmark laid in. "Folklore displays the heart and soul of a people. African American folklore no only hands down traditions and wisdom through the generations, it tells the history of a people who were banned from reading and writing during slavery. (This anthology) collects a wealth of tales that have survived and been adapted throughout the years, many featuring characters (like Brer' Rabbit) and motifs from Africa. (It) leaves out no genre of folklore, including everything from proverbs and recipes to folk songs and rumors." Chapter headings: Folktales; Folk Music (Spirituals and Other Freedom Songs / Blues / Ballads and Other Folk Songs / Zydeco and Ballads from Louisian Creoles of Color / Rap); The Style of Soul; Folk Arts and Crafts (Carvings and Sculptures / Pottery / Dolls and Other Toys / Musical Instruments / Everyday Objects / Graffiti); Sermons and Other Speeches; Family Folklore and Personal Memorates; Soul Food; Proverbs and Other Memorable Sayings; Folk Rhymes, Work Songs, and Shouts; Riddles and Other Verbal Tests and Contests; Superstitions and Other Folk Beliefs; The Rumor Mill; Techlore. One page with a very small corner crease, small tear in paper at top of front hinge - repaired. Dust jacket has very light wear at top of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
VICTORIAN INDIA IN FOCUS: A SELECTION OF EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION IN THE INDIA OFFICE LIBRARY AND RECORDS., Desmond, Ray.
11 Desmond, Ray. VICTORIAN INDIA IN FOCUS: A SELECTION OF EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION IN THE INDIA OFFICE LIBRARY AND RECORDS.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1982, first edition. 
100 pp, oblong 8vo (8 7/8" H x 11" D), hard cover (simulated brown leather with gold lettering on spine and gold border on front board) in dust jacket. ISBN 0115802274 B&w photographs. "Despite the primitive cameras and the cumbersome ancillary e quipment early photographers had to use, not to mention the formidable technical problems peculiar to photography in the tropics, much of what has survived of nineteenth-century photography in India is of an exceptionally high standard, compa r a b l e w ith the best of European photography of the same period. The dramatically varied landscapes, the contrasts of opulence and poverty, and the complexity of India's racial and cultural heritage were all potent stimuli to professional and am at eu r al i ke ....(The author) has selected a magnificent album of photographs (from the India Office Library and Records) illustrating people, places and events in such a way as to convey the quality of life in Victorian India. His authoritat ive te xt an d c ap tio ns trace the early progress of photography in the sub-continent and place the photographs, many published now for the first time, in their social and historical context." Several very small glue marks on front pastedown, mi nor wavi nes s t o ed ges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, very light edge wrinkling, two tiny edge tears with crease, 4 light 2" line indentations on front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
12 Enlow, Harold L. HOW TO CARVE FOLK FIGURES AND A CIGAR-STORE INDIAN.
New York Dover 1979 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
57 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, patterns and drawings showing techniques. "(P)rofessional carver Harold Enlow uses simple steps to produce distinctive features on his folk figures. Following the step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations, you can make any of ten projects conceived by the Dogpatch, Arkansas wood carver: Bust of an Old Man; Grandpa with a Cane; Granny Sweeping; Bust of a Young Girl; Little Girl with a Rag Doll; Barefoot Boy with Frog; Retirement Fund; Concertina Player; Indian Bust; Cigar-Store Indian. Naturally, the projects do increase in difficulty, especially with the last four projects, which are several times larger than the earlier ones. The method is purposeful, though, for it is designed to prepare you to tackle the culmination of folk figure carving, the cigar-store Indian. Whether you are experienced or just beginning, you will fnd these folk figures a charming and challenging collection to carve." Interior - very light browning to page edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to edges of rear cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 2.  MEDIEVAL BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN:  THE MIDDLE AGES.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Derek Pearsall, Nicola Coldstream, Nigel Nicolson, Stephen Medcalf, Richard Axton, T.A. Heslop, R.B. Dobson, Nick Sandon, Christopher Page, Tom Williamson, Carol Meale.
13 Ford, Boris, ed. Derek Pearsall, Nicola Coldstream, Nigel Nicolson, Stephen Medcalf, Richard Axton, T.A. Heslop, R.B. Dobson, Nick Sandon, Christopher Page, Tom Williamson, Carol Meale. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 2. MEDIEVAL BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE MIDDLE AGES.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
290 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Middle Ages; Architecture; Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk; Literature and Drama; Festive Culture in Country and Town; The Visual Arts and Crafts; The City of York; Music; The Working Landscape; Further reading and artists' biographies; Index. Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell
14 Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
289 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction / Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age / Roman Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (Architecture; Verulamium: Social and Artistic Development; The Visual Arts and Crafts; Lullingstone Villa) / Early Medieval Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (The Visual Arts and Crafts; Old English Literature; Winchester: The Rise of an Early Capital; The Arts of Late Celtic Britain (AD 600-900); Architecture; Music; The White Tower of London) / Appendix: Further Reading / Sources of Illustrations / Index. Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PAPER STAYS PUT:  A COLLECTION OF INUIT WRITING., Gedalof, Robing, editor.  Mary Panegoosho, Akeeko, Leah Idlout, Markoosie, Eepilk, Alootook Ipellie, John Weetaluk, Anthony Apkark Thrasher, John Ayaruaq, Charlie Patsauq, Peter Pitseolak, Ohokto, Leonie Kappi, Kiakshuk, Nuligak, Mrs. Louis Tapatai, et a
15 Gedalof, Robing, editor. Mary Panegoosho, Akeeko, Leah Idlout, Markoosie, Eepilk, Alootook Ipellie, John Weetaluk, Anthony Apkark Thrasher, John Ayaruaq, Charlie Patsauq, Peter Pitseolak, Ohokto, Leonie Kappi, Kiakshuk, Nuligak, Mrs. Louis Tapatai, et a PAPER STAYS PUT: A COLLECTION OF INUIT WRITING.
Edmonton Hurtig 0888301812 / 9780888301819 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - Alootook Ipellie. 
172 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. " 'By ear we forget, but paper says put' - this was how one Inuk, the heir of an oral cultural tradition, summed up the importance of a written literature. Over the past few decades, Inuit writers have responded with enthusiasm to the challenges and opportunities provided by a written language. This anthology fills a significant gap in bringing together, for the first time, a selection of Inuit writings that are often not easily available to readers in the South. The stories, poems, essays, plays, memoirs, and songs included in this book draw the reader irresistibly into the world of the Inuit, to share their memories and their hopes, their joy and their grief, their anger and their laughter." Contents include: The Little Arctic Tern, the Big Polar Bear; A Spring Seal Hunt; So You Want to Kill an Eskimo; The Whale and the Char; The Giant Bear; Marble Island; Akulak the Shaman; Blood-thirsty Enemies; Medicines of the Past; The Half-Fish; Nipikti the Old Man Carver; I Make My Living by Carving; A Story of Starvation; Remembering Old Times; In the Spring When the Sun Never Sets; Story of Inukshuk; The Faithless Wife; We Must Have Dreams, etc., etc. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and top edge of rear flap, light soiling and rubbing, one tiny edge tear archivally taped, some areas of very light browning on front flap and on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A CROWN OF LIFE:  THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE., Graves, Dianne.  (John McCrae.)
16 Graves, Dianne. (John McCrae.) A CROWN OF LIFE: THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 15506809149 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
300 pp, lg.8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps, drawings, photographs. "Born in Canada, (John) McCrae served in the South African War before carving out a career as an eminent doctor. It was during the Great War, whilst serving in 1915 as both an artillery and medical officer in the Second Battle of Ypres, that he wrote his famous poem (In Flanders Fields). Set against a background of nearly half a century of history, (the author) brings alive in fascinating detail John McCrae and his world - amongst them Rudyard Kipling, Leo Amery, Sir Alexander Fleming, and Stephen Leacock; the threads that linked their lives; and the story of four people who, after the war, were instrumental in the events that led to poppies being manufactured and sold to raise funds." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
17 Graves, Dianne. (John McCrae.) A CROWN OF LIFE: THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 15506809149 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
300 pp, lg.8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps, drawings, photographs. "Born in Canada, (John) McCrae served in the South African War before carving out a career as an eminent doctor. It was during the Great War, whilst serving in 1915 as both an artillery and medical officer in the Second Battle of Ypres, that he wrote his famous poem (In Flanders Fields). Set against a background of nearly half a century of history, (the author) brings alive in fascinating detail John McCrae and his world - amongst them Rudyard Kipling, Leo Amery, Sir Alexander Fleming, and Stephen Leacock; the threads that linked their lives; and the story of four people who, after the war, were instrumental in the events that led to poppies being manufactured and sold to raise funds." Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel, small area of laminate loss on front panel. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CELTIC ART IN CROSS STITCH., Hammet, Barbara.
18 Hammet, Barbara. CELTIC ART IN CROSS STITCH.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 2002, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715312138 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and patterns, b&w drawings. "(Brings) the world of our Celtic ancestors within the reach of today's cross stitcher. (The author) ha s been inspired by a wide range of Celtic artefacts including stone-carving, illuminated manuscripts, and metalwork to bring a fresh but thoughtful approach to this enduring art form. There are more than 25 beautiful projects to choose fro m r a n g i n g from pot lids and cards to pictures and a firescreen. Celtic key patterns provide the inspiration for a striking black and terracotta desk set, which includes a paperweight, a notebook cover and two simple bookmarks. A needlework s e wi ng a cc es so ry set is based on a carved stone cross, while a pair of bright and colurful cushions feature the interlaced dogs and birds that adorn the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels. In addition, a fully charted motif library of over 50 de sig ns wil l p rov ide yo u with a wonderful resource of patterns that is sure to spark ideas of your own." Slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor soft wrinkle on rear panel minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WIZARD SERIES.  7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE., Hawke, Simon.
19 Hawke, Simon. WIZARD SERIES. 7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE.
New York Popular Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Dave Mattingly, cover art. 
Seven books from Simon Hawke's 'Wizard Series', 6 3/4" H. *The group on offer here does not include the prequel (The Wizard of Camelot), the final volume (The Last Wizard) or the spinoff (The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez).* 1. The Wizard of 4th Street - 247 pp, 3rd printing, ISBN 0445208422 - Wyrdrune (a less-than-competent student wizard) and Kira (a beautiful cat burglar) have "managed to pull off the heist of the 23rd century. The place was a posh Fifth Avenue gallery. The room was full of sorcerers bidding their heads off - and Wyrdrune and Kira made off with three invaluable jewels. Now, they've got hired killers, Arab magnates, and every punk magician in New York after them. The real trouble is that the stones are enchanted. Which means they keep coming back to Wyrdrune, and he can't get rid of them - or Kira - for love or money. It's going to take serious thaumaturgic research to unravel a mysterious spell that goes back to the dawn of time." 2. The Wizard of Whitechapel - 215 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445203048 - "A telephathic dream shared by (Wyrdrune and Kira); a dream that called them to England to save the last survivor of Camelot. Only when they awoke, the nightmare became real. An enchantment from the dawn of time united (them) with a shady French witch, a 300-pound fairy, and a feisty thirteen-year-old English punk street urchin named Billy Slade - who is a lot more than what he seems. But can this unlikely team prevail over the awesome, ancient power that is loose in London, stalking the mist-enshrouded streets at night and savaging its victims? Can anything defeat the necromancy of the Dark Ones?" 3. The Wizard of Sunset Strip - 202 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445207027 - "A devil haunts the City of Angels - a fiend who is carving his own Hollywood legend on the bodies of young women. Is the killer a psychopath? Or a relentless evil from the dawn of time? Only (Wyrdrune, Kira and Billy Slade) can tackle the case that baffles the police. Why are people disap-pearing? Why was the only suspect torn to pieces in his jail cell? From the glitz and glamour of Tinsel-town to movie sets where ominous shadows leave footprints in the ground, Wyrdrune and his band must find a way to stop the murders - before a fantasyland of eternal horror is created in a temple of innocence." 4. The Wizard of the Rue Morgue - 201 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0445207043 - "Responding to an ally's plea, the bearers of the runestones must outwit the gendarmes to free an innocent man. Meanwhile, Parisian street children are disappearing as a chain of bizarre slaughters brings a new horror to the Rue Morgue. And beneath the streets, in the seweres and Catacombs, the immortal Dark Ones prepare a gruesome trap to destroy the runestones. Their plan: unleash a bestial army on Paris and drown the city in a sea of blood." 5. The Samura Wizard - 214 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361321 - "Tokyo, Japan, a thriving metropolis powered by a blend of technology and magic. But some inhuman entity is murdering women and Inspector Akiro Katayama, sorcerer agent in charge of crimes involving magic, has just one clue to work with - a dragon's scale. Enlisting the aid of Japan's greatest wizard and a streetwise homicide detective, he tries desperately to solve the case - but he has no idea of the awewome power he is dealing with. (Wyrdrune, Kira, Billy Slade & Modred are the only ones who) know the identity of the beautiful necromancer behind the killings - but can they stop her before she unleashes the most deadly spell of all?" 6. The Wizard of Santa Fe - 349 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361941 - "The Pueblo Indians called it the Dancing Ground of the Sun, but now an evil force from the dawn of time threatens to turn this peacful city into a place of eternal darkness. With the coming of the Second Thaumaturgic Age magic has returned to the city, and it is here that adept Paul Ramirez hopes to pass on the old knowledge he has gained from the legendary Merlin Ambrosius. Soon, however, he'll find himself tracking down a vicious killer - in league with (Kira, Wyrdrune, Billy Slade) and a tough-talking one-eyed cat named Gomez. He'll need all the help he can get - on a Santa Fe trail of necromancy fast turning into a blood-soaked Festival of the Damned!" 7. The Wizard of Love-craft's Cafe - 210 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446365173 - "Undercover cop John Angelo had enough to worry about, posing as a contract killer to infiltrate the mob. Then a necromantic ambush results in his death, and Angleo comes back as something more than what he was - a blend of his own personality with that of a two-thousand-year-old sorcerer - Modred. His wizard half is needed to help Wyrdrune and Kira defeat the ancient Dark Ones now united to destroy the mystic Runestones, whose magic spell has pursued evil from the dawn of time. But his undercover cop half has lost his memory and thinks he's the lethal hit man Johnny Angel. And now Johnny is being stalked by an immortal killer - one who makes even the mob look like a bunch of amateurs!" All volumes have a slight lean to the spine, light edge wear - a little more on '...4th street' and '...Whitechapel', light browning to edges of text block; '...Samurai' and '...Sante Fe' have light creases on spine; ...Whitechapel has a looped ink line at top of front cover and water stains/waviness at bottom of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME IV, NUMBER 2.  SPRING 1991: INDONESIAN PERFORMING ARTS., Jessup, Helen Ibbitson; Harnish, David; Sedyawati, Edi; Rodgers, Susan.
20 Jessup, Helen Ibbitson; Harnish, David; Sedyawati, Edi; Rodgers, Susan. ASIAN ART. VOLUME IV, NUMBER 2. SPRING 1991: INDONESIAN PERFORMING ARTS.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1991 0894234X Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, map. Contents: Voices of the Ancestors or Internationalism?: The Dilemma of the Indonesian Artist; Map of Indonesia; Balinese Performance as Festival Offering; Traditional Dramatic Performances of Indonesia; A Single Indonesian Art World?: Continuities Across the Archipelago; Glossary. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at top of rear hinge, light bump at botton corner of rear cover - migrates into last few pages, light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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