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CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
1 Airne, C.W. CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, minor e d g e w e a r . Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 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
 
 
THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY., Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley.
3 Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley. THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY.
St James' Cathedral / Toronto University Press, Toronto, 1998. 
326 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802047149 B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings, plans, elevations. "St James' Cathedral can justly be called the Mother Church of the city of Toronto as well as of the Anglican diocese centred there. Its congregation perpetuates one that began worshipping in Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's tent at the very founding of the town of York in 1793. Its grounds were set aside for a place of worship in 1797, and the wooden church tha t o p ened there ten years later was the first to be built in the town. Four successive Anglican churches have stood on this site, which is now in the heart of downtown Toronto. This history, commissioned as part of St James' 200th-anniversary ce le b ra ti ons in 1996-7, represents a collaboration by seven respected amateur and professional historians. It is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred pictures from the cathedral's own archives and the holdings of other institutions, as well as e igh t p ages of specially commissioned colour plates. Alongside a general history of the church as both parish and cathedral and its ministry to the community through two centuries, there are chapters specially treating the architecture of t he s ucc essi ve b uildings and the development of St James' renowned music and liturgy. This book will appeal not only to students of religious, cultural, and architectural history but to all who take an interest in Toronto's heritage, and Canada' s." F our page leaves with tiny crease at top corner. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Goo d+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES IN SPAIN:  A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS., Clune, Frank.
4 Clune, Frank. CASTLES IN SPAIN: A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS.
Angus and Robertson, London, (1953), Ist edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, maps. "...(ranges) over a wide variety of scenes, history, and great personaages. The famous Good Friday processions at Seville, the great Prado museum, the caves of Altamira, the gipsies, the appearance of a land still recovering from the ravages of civil war - all these are subjects for Frank Clune's vivid description. He writes, too, of Spain's great past; of the Christian Reconquest after the period of Moorish domination; of Ferdinand and Isabella, the 'Catholic Sovereigns'; of Magellan and Columbus; of Cervantes and El Greco. But whether he is describing the cool glories of Gothic architecture in medieval times or the hot excitement of a bullfight a t the present day, he preserves his happy knack of making the reader share his own sense of curiosity and wonder..." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on front board, very slight bowing to boards. Dust jacket has creasing along top edge, a few tiny to small tears, a few tiny foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, now protected in mylar sleeve. G+/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SCENES OF MEDIEVAL LIFE.  3 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE.  1. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CITY.  2. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE.  3. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CASTLE., Gies, Joseph and Gies, Frances.  Preface by Judith Herrin.
5 Gies, Joseph and Gies, Frances. Preface by Judith Herrin. SCENES OF MEDIEVAL LIFE. 3 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE. 1. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CITY. 2. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE. 3. LIFE IN A MEDIEVAL CASTLE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
244 pp, 252 pp, 232 pp - 3 volumes, 9" H, bound in blocked printed parchment (colour illustrations on front boards), gilt lettering on spines. Volumes 1 & 3 have map endpapers, all three volumes have colour and b&w plates. Red slipcase with gilt titling on one side. Volume 1 contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Troyes: 1250; A Burgher's Home; A Medieval Housewife; Childbirth and Children; Weddings and Funerals; Small Business; Big Business; The Doctor; The Church; The Cathedral; Schools and Scholars; Books and Authors; The New Theatre; Disasters; Town Govern-ment; The Champagne Fair; After 1250; Genealogy of the Counts of Champagne; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Volume 2 contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue: Elton; The Village Emerges; The English Village: Elton; The Lord; The Villagers: Who They Were; The Villagers: How They Lived; Marriage and the Family; The Village at Work; The Parish; Village Justice; The Passing of the Medi-eval Village; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Volume 3 contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue: Chepstow Castle; The Castle Comes to England; The Lord of the Castle; The Castle as a House; The Lady; The Household; A Day in the Castle; Hunting as a Way of Life; The Villagers; The Making of a Knight; The Castle at War; The Castle Year; The Decline of the Castle; Great Medieval Castles: A Geographical Guide; Glossary of Castle Terms; Glossary of Feudal Terms; Bibliography; Index. A few very tiny dents on some board edges, volume 2 has a tiny foxing mark on bottom of text block and very small faint foxing mark on fore-edge of each board. Slipcase has minor rubbing, and two very small soiling marks on one side panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
HANNS PUCHSPAUM, DOMBAUMEISTER VON ST. STEPHAN., Grimschitz, Bruno.
6 Grimschitz, Bruno. HANNS PUCHSPAUM, DOMBAUMEISTER VON ST. STEPHAN.
Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Wein, 1947. 
54 pp text + plate section at rear, 8 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 64 b&w plates (photographs and reproductions), showing interior and exterior views, plans, drawings, architectural details. B&w floor plans in text section. GERMAN TEXT ONLY . A look at the Cathedral of St. Stephan in Vienna. Browning to endpapers, tiny foxing marks to top edge of book, very light foxing on spine/hinges, minor soiling and rubbing. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing/soi l i n g o n r e ar panel, two tiny edge tears. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DUBLIN OLD AND NEW., Gwynn, Stephen.
7 Gwynn, Stephen. DUBLIN OLD AND NEW.
George G. Harrap, London, n.d. (inscription dated 1939). Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket 
239 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), gray cloth with gold lettering on spine. B&w illustrations, fold-out map 'Dublin and Suburbs' at rear. Contents: Dublin Old and New; From Medieval to Modern; Central Dublin; The North Side; Dublin Moves Southwards; Leinster House and Dail Eireann; Dublin Society; The Universities; The Castle and the Cathedrals; Dublin's Pleasure Grounds; The Museums; Dublin Bay and the Liffey; The Slums, the Hospitals and the Sweep. Interior - gift inscription on free front endpaper, light browning to pages, small closed tear at top of page viii - archivally taped, small corner crease on map, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - small light stain on bottom of textblock, browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear to boards, very light discoloration on boards and spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GOTHIC ENGLAND:  A SURVEY OF NATIONAL CULTURE, 1300-1550., Harvey, John.
8 Harvey, John. GOTHIC ENGLAND: A SURVEY OF NATIONAL CULTURE, 1300-1550.
London B.T. Batsford 1948 Second Edition, Revised. Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 
242 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. "Here is an author ready to summarise the development of English architecture in its peculiar atmosphere of court life, court painting and sculpture, and court music, an author moreover enthusiastic on his subject, and one who has patiently accumulated a vast store of biographical material concerning all major and minor architects of about 1350-1550." Contents: Introduction; The National Style of England; The Golden Age of Gothic Genius; The Great Slump; Indian Summer; Pregnant Winter; Frozen Spring; Survival and Retrospect; Some Literary References to Building; Disturbed State of the Country under Edward II; A Noble Household in the Fifteenth Century; Meals Common and Uncommon; Wills of certain persons mentioned; A Select Classified Bibliography; Abbreviations Used in the Notes; Notes to the Text; Index. Very soft crease down front free endpaper and next two pages, small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very light browning to half of the fore-edge and half of the bottom of the text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has browning at top edge, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light soiling on rear panel, one small edge tear and a few tiny edge chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GRAND OLD BUILDINGS OF HAMILTON., Henley, Brian.
9 Henley, Brian. THE GRAND OLD BUILDINGS OF HAMILTON.
Hamilton, Ontario The Spectator 1994 0969846002 / 9780969846000 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
115 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 11" D). B&w photographs. Collected from articles published in The Spectator, this book highlights some of the architectural treasures of Hamilton, Ontario, including: Dundurn Castle, Blink Bonnie, Lakeside Yacht Club, the CN station, Royal Hotel, Ocean House on the Beach Strip, the Post Office, the SavoyTheatre, the Carnegie Library, etc., etc. Interior - 1" soft crease at top edge of pages - mainly second half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1" crease at top edge of rear cover, small corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OUT OF SEASON: A TRAVELLER'S TALE OF A WINTER JOURNEY., Hughes, Spike.
10 Hughes, Spike. OUT OF SEASON: A TRAVELLER'S TALE OF A WINTER JOURNEY.
London Robert Hale 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
156 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "The term 'out of season' is purely relative, of course. The winter's journey which took Spike Hughes and his wife to Sicily and back, by way of Germany and Austria, was made at a time of year which, so far from being out of season, was at the very height of the seaons for their purpose: the study of famous Italian opera houses in full operatic cry, as it were. In the course of a journey of some 4,000 miles (they) found many things to delight them, not the least important being an atmosphere of leisure and an opportunity to stand and stare which can be achieved only out of season. So it was that by visiting in winter places which normally thrive as summer resorts he found time to learn many things which would 'come in useful' to anybody willing to profit from his experiences and likely to spend holidays in those places at a more conventional time of year. In the end, the difference between visiting Italy in winter was the difference between being fussed over and spoiled as a guest and being allowed to live one's own life without having to distinguish one day from another. And that, Spike Hughes believes, is the greatest luxury any form of travel can take." Scattered foxing marks on edges of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning on endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling and a few tiny tears, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel, foxing on inside surface. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD., Hurlimann, Martin.
11 Hurlimann, Martin. MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD.
Thames and Hudson, London, 1958, first British edition. 
136 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings. Contents: The Setting; The Reality; The Third Rome; The Early Days o f Moscow; Ivan the Terrible and the West; 'The Time of Troubles' and the First Romanov; The Founding of St Petersburg; St Petersburg's Imperial Court in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Napoleon in the Kremlin; The Old and the New C a p i t a l ; T he Golden Age of Russian Civilization; Enduring Traditions; The Revolution; Petrograd becomes Leningrad; Moscow as the Soviet Capital; Experiencing Present-Day Moscow; Trips in the Environs of Moscow; Leningrad; The Summer Residence s of t he T sa rs ; A potheosis Below the Ground. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one small corner bump, shallow bump at top edge of front board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BAROQUE IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL AND ITS ANTECEDENTS., Lees-Milne, James.
12 Lees-Milne, James. BAROQUE IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL AND ITS ANTECEDENTS.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1960, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, floor plans/elevations. "(S)tarting in the sixteenth century, author and reader begin their survey of Iberian Baroque with the Plateresque in Spain and the Manoel ine in Portugal, and continue it until, two hundred or so years later, they reach the High Baroque conclusion of Castile, Seville and Granada, and the Rococo decadence of eighteenth-century Portugal. On the way they will have examined some ar c h i t e c tural and sculptural masterpieces of astonishing quality and individuality: the palaces or houses of Mafra, Queluz and La Granja; Santiago da Compostela, the Escorial, the Cartuja of Coimbra; sculpture at Macarena, Alcobaca and Arouca; t he T ra ns pa ra nte of Toledo Cathedral, the convents of Bom Jesus, Tomar and Evora. - These, and many other churches, cathedrals, palaces and domestic buildings are illustrated in a collection of nearly 100 pictures which show, as unmistakably as Mr . L ees -Mi lne 's text, that Baroque, while it transcends frontiers, partakes as fully as any other style in regional and national characteristics." A few foxing marks on rear free endpaper, slight bump at top corner of both boards, two shallo w bu mps on f ore- edge of front board, light edge wear - mainly at corners and at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wear/wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, slight browning o n spi ne, sever al fo xing mark s on rear flap. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE BOY KNIGHT OF REIMS., Lownsbery, Eloise.
13 Lownsbery, Eloise. THE BOY KNIGHT OF REIMS.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, c1955, 13th printing. 
332 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, color frontispiece, b&w illustrations. "Jean d'Orbais ws born under the shadow of Reims Cathedral. From his earliest childhood he sees it growing in beauty through the efforts of t he master craftsmen who are at work on it. When he is ten years old, he is apprenticed to a goldsmith, and begins his education in the arts. The story of his career, his apprenticeship, his escapades, his ambitions, and his final success , i s e n t h r alling. But it is not Jean alone who interests us. Through his eyes the child sees the bustling town of Reims in the fourtheenth century, with its crafts and guilds, its merchants and its beggars, its nobles and its soldiers. He h e ar s t oo o f th e Maid of Orleans, and her fight for France. Miss Lownsbery combines historic truth and accuracy with an interesting and living story. No textbook would give a child so vivid a picture as this does, and few other stories wil l s o com pl et ely ca pt ure h is imagination." Previous owner's name on front pastedown, light browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, slight soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has several small chips and tears, light browning, sm all wa term ark on spi ne, two sma ll areas of surface paper loss on rear panel, minor soiling, slight fading. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A SWARM IN MAY.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 25., Mayne, William.
14 Mayne, William. A SWARM IN MAY. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 25.
London Oxford University Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ C. Walter Hodges. 
199 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by C. Walter Hodges, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. First printing in the Oxford Children's Library series. "Every years the youngest Singing Boy had brought a swarm of the Cathedral bees to be blessed, so that their beeswax would furnish good candles throughout the coming year. When John Owen became Beekeeper, all this was long ago in the past; but the tradition had been kept up, and the Beekeeper still sang an introit before the Bishop once a year - though few people remembered why. John Owen wriggled out of being Beekeeper because he hated the idea of the solo in the Cathedral; but he soon found that he was thought to have shirked his duty. And about the same time, helping Dr Sutherland and the organist with 'his' bees, he found that he was quite good as a real beekeeper, if not a singing one; and then he and Trevithic discovered a forgotten passage high up in one of the Cathedral towers - ." Gift inscription in ink on front preliminary page, minor browning to edges of text block, three tiny to very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, small crease at top corner of flaps. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ST PAUL'S IN ITS GLORY:  A CANDID HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL, 1831-1911., Prestige, G.L.
15 Prestige, G.L. ST PAUL'S IN ITS GLORY: A CANDID HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL, 1831-1911.
S.P.C.K., London, 1955, first edition. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "When Sydney Smith was admitted to a Canonry at St Paul's in October, 1831 'the two most conspicuous features of the Cathedral were vast emptiness and encompassing dirt'. The eighty y ears which followed, until Gregory relinquished the deanery in 1911, were a period of immense changes in the life, operation, and embellishment of St Paul's. To every aspect of this reformation the author has brought a thorough knowledge o f C a t h e d r al records, fine judgement, and agility in exposition. Much of the work is necessarily concerned with the mechanics of operating a great Church. Here and throughout the book the treatment is not only lucid but entertaining....As w el l a s le ar ni ng t o understand the problems of Cathedral finance or the organization of the Choir School, we discover, for example, how the restive horses of Queen Victoria's carriage were pacified during the Diamond Jubilee Service of 189 7. Dr P res ti ge' s s tud ies of the remarkable men who guided and served the affairs of St Paul's in these years show real depth and insight." Light soiling to edges of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light ed ge wear - main ly at t op/b otto m of spi ne and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, two very small tears with creases at top of rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, very light rubbing on front panel, browning to s pin e and fl ap-fo lds . Ve ry Go od+/V ery G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WIEN ANNO 1786.  (VIENNA, 1786.), Reinohl, Karl.
16 Reinohl, Karl. WIEN ANNO 1786. (VIENNA, 1786.)
Kunstverlag Wolfrum, Wien, (Austria), 1947. 
33 pp of text (IN GERMAN) + 32 full page b&w and color plates. 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. A brief look at Vienna c1786, illustrated with reproductions of contemporary prints showing the palaces, gardens, churches, markets, etc. Light browning to edges of boards and on spine, foxing to top of book. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing, waviness on front panel - around glued on picture, minor foxing at top inside edge. VG/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORST JOBS IN HISTORY:  TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF MISERABLE EMPLOYMENT., Robinson, Tony and Willcock, David.
17 Robinson, Tony and Willcock, David. THE WORST JOBS IN HISTORY: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF MISERABLE EMPLOYMENT.
London Boxtree 2004 0752215337 / 9780752215334 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Tony Robinson has set out to investigate life in the underbelly of history. Whether it's swilling out the crotch of a knight's soiled armour after the Battle of Agincourt, risking his neck on a bleak cliff collecting guillemot eggs or, as 'Groom to the Stool', going to places where none of Henry VIII's six wives would venture - Tony endures it all to get to the bottom (quite literally) of the story. Covering the Roman invasion to the reign of Queen Victoria, Tony uncovers how - behind all the great men and women who have made the headlines - there has been an unseen army undertaking hard, dangerous and unpleasant work. The very names 'Powder Monkey', 'Seeker of the Dead' and 'Spit Boy' underline the fact that the past is a different and fairly disgusting country. The Gunpowder Plot draws Tony to the role of the 'Saltpetre Man' who collected human waste for its nitrate content to turn into gunpowder. In the same vein, he looks at some of the worst jobs behind the building of the great medieval cathedrals and at the dire conditions on Nelson's 'Victory' where the most common form of retirement was being sewn into your hammock with a couple of cannon balls and dropped over the side. Then there's the impact of the Industrial Revolution, a source of wealth and power for the few, but a cornucopia of lousy jobs for the many." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE RHINE., Ruland, Wilhelm.
18 Ruland, Wilhelm. LEGENDS OF THE RHINE.
Stollfuss Verlag, Bonn, n.d., 3rd edition. 
288 pp, 6 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A collection of myths and legends, gathered under the headings: The Source of the Rhine; The Upper Rhine; The Romantic Rhine; The Lower Rhine. "The legends of the Rhine are interwove n with the history of centuries. Long forgotten figures arise out of the misty past and bring back life to the ancient walls as they stride along the castles and cathedrals. Marching songs and wedding bells resound again! One hears again t h e g u r g le of the moss covered spring and in the forest the huntsman's horn reverberates through the trees and spears whirl through the air; royal crowns sparkle in the magic twilight...." Bump at bottom of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket h a s bu mp at b ot to m of spine, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, a few very tiny dints on front panel. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEAUTIFUL OLD SALZBURG., Schmiedbauer, Alois.
19 Schmiedbauer, Alois. BEAUTIFUL OLD SALZBURG.
Verlag fur Wirtschaft und Kultur, Salzburg, Austria, 1954. 
XVI (text and captions), 48 pp sepiatone photographs, 9 5/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. "....a new book of photographs, carefully selected to show the rich variety of Salzburg's beauty. The intentionally brief introduction and the complementar y notes on the illustrations give a good survey of the history and artistic development of this old seat of the Prince-Archbishops and its transformation into a festival town. These four dozen photographs are produced with a delicate 'exp e r t i s e ' f a r-removed from any cheap effects. They capture much of the magic atmosphere of Salzburg. Often an entirely new view-point has been found, which reveals some hitherto hidden aspects of this city whose proud and honoured monuments b ea r el oq ue nt wi tn ess to the common history of a long time of princely rulers and worthy burghers....Whether it is a shimmering landscape, the spacious squares of the archbishops or the huddled lanes of old houses, the master hand has been abl e t o mak e a ge nui n e p ort rait, not confining himself to a mere visual reproduction but going beyond the actual field of vision to give us the very essence of an inner experience...." Boards slightly bowed, two tiny foxing marks on top of tex tblo ck . D ust jack et h as ver y li ght edge wear, light edge wrinkling/creasing, minor browning, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SPAIN., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
20 Sitwell, Sacheverell. SPAIN.
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
148 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour (4) and b&w plates, b&w maps. "The author has visited, in person, every single building of note in all Spain, while viewing the incomparable landscape and taking note of Spanish music, the art and costume of Spain, and Spanish persons. He writes of such masterworks as Burgos Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela, or the Alhambra, but he is no less interested in places which are equally characteristic and whose merits are far less well known. Thus, he is equally at home with the people and their customs; the processions of Holy Week, the Gypsies, the bull fights, the cave dwellers of the Barrio de Santiago." Very small business stamp at bottom of rear pastedown, very light edge wear, minor rubbing, small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has light browning to spine, flap-folds and some edges; light edge wear/wrinkling; a few very small edge tears; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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