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HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
1 Cokinos, Christopher. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 22.  DECEMBER 1995.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Bertrand Malvaux, Eric Lefevre, Pierre Besnard, Horia Serbanescu, Martin Brayley, Richard Ingram, John D Clarke, Francois Vauvillier.)
2 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Bertrand Malvaux, Eric Lefevre, Pierre Besnard, Horia Serbanescu, Martin Brayley, Richard Ingram, John D Clarke, Francois Vauvillier.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 22. DECEMBER 1995. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1995 Soft Cover Very Good + 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: British Campaign Awards for the Great War, 1914-1919; US Army Patches of the Pacfic Campaign, 1941-1945; Auxiliary T erritorial Service Uniforms: Part 1. Service Dress 1938-1945; The BT-5 and BT-7 Soviet Fast Tanks; The Romanian Army 1916-1918: Part Two. 1917-1918; The U.S. Cavalry, 1912-1917: Part 3. Equipment for officers, the cavalry saber; Kriegsmarine Flotill a and Vessel Headwear Badges; Cafe des Allies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, small old price label on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 19.  SEPTEMBER 1995.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Ed Storey, Jonathan Gawne, Louis Delperier, Bertrand Malvaux, Philippe Charbonnier, Jocelyn Garnier, Christopher Allenby, Robert F Stedman, Martin Brayley.)
3 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Ed Storey, Jonathan Gawne, Louis Delperier, Bertrand Malvaux, Philippe Charbonnier, Jocelyn Garnier, Christopher Allenby, Robert F Stedman, Martin Brayley.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 19. SEPTEMBER 1995. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1995 Soft Cover Very Good 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: The Canadian War Museum; Close-Up: British Infantryman, Normandy 1944; The Helmets of the French Cuirassiers and Dra gons, 1914-1915; Close-Up: DP-28 Assistant Gunner, Byelorussia 1944; Luftwaffe Combined Pilot's and Observer's Badges; Mine Detectors of the U.S. Army, 1941-1945; Uniforms of the Provisional Reichswehr, 1919-1921; The Italian Semovente; The Black Wa tch of Canada during the Great War: Uniforms and insignia of the 13th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force - Part 2. 1916-1918. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, light rubbing on rear cover, small old price label and one tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 25.  MARCH 1996.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Dagnicourt, Jonathan Gawne, Alain Masset, Alain Taugourdeau, Pierre Besnard, Jean-Philippe Morange, Eric Sauvage.)
4 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Dagnicourt, Jonathan Gawne, Alain Masset, Alain Taugourdeau, Pierre Besnard, Jean-Philippe Morange, Eric Sauvage.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 25. MARCH 1996. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1996 Soft Cover Very Good 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: U.S. Army Patches of the Pacific Campaign, 1941-1944: Part 2; Stars and Stripes: The U.S. Army's authorized, unofficial newspaper, 1942-1945; The Canadian Expeditionary Corps in France and its badges, 1914-1918: Part 3; Close-Up: Bersaglieri in the 'Italia' Division, Jan. 1945; The French Officer, 1920-1940: Cotton Uniforms for Home Forces and Troops in Africa; T he Bren Carrier and the Universal Carrier; The TENO Officer's Dagger and NCO's Hewer. Interior - several pages after page 32 with a small crease at bottom corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 18.  AUGUST 1995.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Lefevre, Gerard Gorokhoff, John D Clarke, Jonathan Gawne, John Smith, Maurice Stokes, Yves Mouchet.)
5 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Eric Lefevre, Gerard Gorokhoff, John D Clarke, Jonathan Gawne, John Smith, Maurice Stokes, Yves Mouchet.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 18. AUGUST 1995. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1995 Soft Cover Very Good 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: Panzerjager Abteilung Stabskompanie 1944; London-Brighton Run 1995 - Photo Report; United States Army British Made E quipment, 1943-1945: Part 2. The ETO Field Jacket; German Army Identity Disks, Western Front 1914-1918: Part 4; The Australian Soldier in World War Two: 1 - The Wool Serge Uniform; A French Photographer's Studio under the German Occupation, 1943-194 4; The Sherman 76mm; Close-Up: The 2nd 'Littorio' Grenadiers Division, French Alps, December 1944; The Uniforms and Insignia of the Imperial Japanese Army: Part 1. 1930-1940; The 1939-1945 British Campaign Stars and Their Bars. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, light rubbing/soiling on rear cover, small old price label on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO.11.  DECEMBER 1994.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Yves Mouchet, Eric Hernandez, Eric Lefevre, Bertrand Malvaux, Bruno Alberti, Eric Dagnicourt, Laurent Jego, Francois Vauvillier, Jan Rutkiewicz.)
6 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Yves Mouchet, Eric Hernandez, Eric Lefevre, Bertrand Malvaux, Bruno Alberti, Eric Dagnicourt, Laurent Jego, Francois Vauvillier, Jan Rutkiewicz.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO.11. DECEMBER 1994. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1994 Soft Cover Very Good + 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: The Free French Commandos: Part 3. The Dutch campaign and demobilisation; German Identity Disks, Western Front, 1914 -1918: Part 4 - Reserve units, the Landwehr, Brigade-Ersatz-Bataillonen and new units created during the war; United States Army Officers, 1938-1941: Part 8; The Lithuanian Army 1918-1944; Kriegsmarine Armed Forces Officials Sleeve Insiginia, 1936-1 945; Japanese Medium Tanks; Close-Up: Spanish Republican, 1938; Cafe des Allies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, very minor rubbing, small old price label on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH, 1933-1945., Davis, Brian Leigh.  Illustrations by Pierre Turner.
7 Davis, Brian Leigh. Illustrations by Pierre Turner. GERMAN UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH, 1933-1945.
Arms and Armour, London, 1997, reprint. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1854094203 "Within the 240 colour figures included in this illustrated guide are uniforms of the fighting and security forces, members of the National Socialist Party and other political groups, and other governing and supervisory officials; the range extends from Adolf Hitler himself to medical personnel, bus conductors and factory guards. The finely detailed colour drawings are complemented by full descriptive captions which, along w i t h t h e author's commentary on the hierarchy and structure of the Party, combine to create an introductory guide to the German administration in the years of the Third Reich. In its new larger format this book, already a proven international be st se l le r, w ill continue to provide excellent reference to historians, modellers, collectors and students of World War Two." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - rmainder mark on top of text block. Very Goo d+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
8 Dempsey, Hugh A. TREASURES OF THE GLENBOW MUSEUM.
Calgary, Alberta Glenbow-Alberta Institute 1991 1895379008 / 9781895379006 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
200 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(P)rovides a glimpse into the vast collections of the museum and tells the stories of their origin and acquisition. From 1954 to 1966, Glenbow was the pride of Eric L. Harvie, Calgary philanthropist. During those years, he brought priceless objects from all parts of the world, while his staff concentrated on collecting western Canadian artifacts. Since then, Glenbow has added significantly to its collections and has gained international acclaim for its exhibitions and museum programs." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 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
 
 
10 Dorn, Gunter and Engelmann, Joachim. THE CAVALRY REGIMENTS OF FREDERICK THE GREAT, 1756-1763.
Schiffer, West Chester, Pennsylvannia, (1989), Ist American edition. 
160 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Marble endpapers, 70 color plates showing uniform details. "...presents 70 colorful, large-format drawings of all cavalry regiments of the great King. The extensive text about all the regiments was written by Joachim Engelmann...shows the cuirassier, dragoon and hussar regiments with great precision of detail and authentic uniform colors in Dorn's splendid drawings. The most important events and the commanders of each regiment, plus an index of perso ns, a statement of battle uses, and a list of the geographical division of the regiments make this volume an excellent reference work for military scholars, historians, uniform researchers, model soldier collectors, cavalry fans and the m a n y f r i e n d s of Prussia..." Very slight bump to two corners, and light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light crease on rear flap, minor rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
THE SIGN OF THE BOOK.  A CLIFF JANEWAY NOVEL., Dunning, John.
11 Dunning, John. THE SIGN OF THE BOOK. A CLIFF JANEWAY NOVEL.
Scribner, New York, 2005, first edition. 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743255054 A bibliomystery. "Denver bookman and ex-cop Cliff Janeway is enjoying the good life, buying and selling the books he adores as he ekes out a living in his store on seedy Eas t Colfax. And it doesn't hurt that superstar lawyer Erin D'Angelo has joined him as a partner in both business and love. Erin is a special lady, so it's hard for Janeway to refuse her when she asks a favor. Will he travel to the little m o u n t a i n t own of Paradise, Colorado, to check on one of Erin's girlhood friends who's in deep trouble? Laura Marshall sits in the county jail, accused of murdering her husband Bobby. The situation is delicate because Bobby and Erin were a c ou pl e be fo re h e m arried Laura. In fact, it was Laura's affair with Bobby that ended Erin's relationship with each of them, and the women have been estranged ever since. Now Laura has called on Erin for help, but Erin's not sure she even wa nts to s ee her on eti me be st friend, let alone get involved in the case. Could Janeway visit Laura on Erin's behalf and try to find out what happened the night Bobby died? The clincher for Janeway: Bobby Marshall was a book collector, and J anew ay c an' t r esis t a hous e f ull of books any more than he can resist Erin's uncharacteristic request...." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH., Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers.
12 Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1981 0802023940 / 9780802023940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering/illustration on front board. Black endpapers. Contents: Introduction; Reference Materials: Bibliographies and checklists; Periodicals; General: Historical, Descriptive, Overviews / Works containing more than one genre; Folktales (General / Anglophone and Celtic / Francophone / Indian and Inuit / Other Cultural Groups); Folk Music and Dance (as above); Folk Speech and Naming; Minor Genres: Proverbs, riddles, games, practical jokes, children's lore; Superstitions and Popular Beliefs: Including folk medicine, folk religion, and the supernatural (as above); Folklife and Customs (as above); Folk Art and Material Culture (as above); Biographies and Appreciations (Collectors and Scholars / Folk Artists and Informants); Records (Field Recordings / Other Recordings); Films; Theses and Dissertations; Index of Authors and Editors. Faint erased pencil mark at top of first page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE COVENANT CHAIN:  INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER., Fredrickson, N. Jaye.  Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb.  Foreword by John E. Langdon.
13 Fredrickson, N. Jaye. Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb. Foreword by John E. Langdon. THE COVENANT CHAIN: INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER.
National Museum of Man, Ottawa, 1980. 
168 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0660103478 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Indian trade silver is a fascinating and little-known part of our cultural heritage - a product of the interaction between two prof oundly different cultures during the European exploration of North America. Originating in the early diplomatic gifts of medals to friendly Indians, the distribution of silver became widespread during the height of the fur trade, 1760 to 18 2 1 . S i l ver ornaments designed specifically for the fur trade included brooches, gorgets, armbands, legbands, earrings, nose-rings, crosses and headbands. A travelling exhibition of over two hundred of these ornaments was organized by the Nati on al M u se um o f Man, Ottawa, and this book was written to accompany it. Previously known only to scholars and collectors, this unusual art form has now become accessible to a much wider public. The silver ornaments created for the fur trade we re pro du c ed by bot h European and colonial silversmiths, but the Iroquois began to make similar pieces for their people after silver ceased to be available through the fur trade. Although the craft died out, it has recently been revived, and the ex hibi tio n inc lud es m any examples of modern Iroquois workmanship. Some pieces are based on traditional trade-silver patterns, but others are of the silversmiths' own design. The book illustrates and describes all the silver chosen for the e xhib ition fro m muse ums in Ca nada and the United States. Paintings and portraits of the period shows the colourful and unexpected ways the Indians wore their silver jewellery." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has lig ht wri nklin g at t op/bo tt om of spi ne and flap-folds. minor rubbing, fading to color on rear hinge area, light browning at top of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
APOLLO 10: THE NASA MISSION REPORTS.  COMPILED FROM THE NASA ARCHIVES AND EDITED BY ROBERT GODWIN.  WITH BONUS WINDOWS CDROM: "TO SORT OUT THE UNKNOWNS" AND "GREEN LIGHT FOR A LUNAR LANDING"., Godwin, Robert, compiler.
14 Godwin, Robert, compiler. APOLLO 10: THE NASA MISSION REPORTS. COMPILED FROM THE NASA ARCHIVES AND EDITED BY ROBERT GODWIN. WITH BONUS WINDOWS CDROM: "TO SORT OUT THE UNKNOWNS" AND "GREEN LIGHT FOR A LUNAR LANDING".
Apogee, Burlington, Ontario, (1999). 
175 pp, + CD ROM in pouch at rear, 10" H, soft cover. B&w and colour photographs, b&w maps, drawings/diagrams. ISBN 1896522521 "On May 18th 1969 NASA launched the last in a series of daring test flights of the Apollo hardware. Apollo 10 would fo llow swiftly on the heels of the successful flight of Apollo 9. The goal was to send a second crew into deep space but this time with the fully equipped hardware that would be required for a lunar landing. Veteran astronauts Commander Tom Staff o r d and Lunar Module Pilot Gene Cernan were to fly tantalisingly close to the barren lunar surface - a mere eight nautical miles, while Command Module Pilot John Young would be required to conduct the first rendezvous in lunar orbit to ensure the s af e return of his crew mates. 'Apollo 10 The NASA Mission Reports' finally puts in one place four of the most important documents from this auspicious flight, The Apollo 10 Press Kit, The Apollo 10 Pre-Launch Mission Operation Report, The Apoll o 1 0 P os t Launch Mission Operation Report and The Apollo 10 Post Launch Mission Operation Report Supplement. For the interest of collectors, students or historians alike (this book) follows the final test flight of Apollo through a series of ast onis hing te chnological accomplishments including the accurate measurement of distortions in the moon's gravitational field which would finally pave the way for man's first landing on another world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ow nersh ip ma rks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SLIGHTLY CHIPPED:  FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
15 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. SLIGHTLY CHIPPED: FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE.
New York St. Martin's 1999 0312205872 / 9780312205874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
213 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(A) companion piece for 'Used and Rare', (this book) details the warm and witty story of the (authors') further explorations into the curious world of books. The Goldstones get hooked on the writing, correspondence, and couplings of the Bloomsbury group; they track down Bram Stoker's earliest notes for 'Dracula'; they set their sights on a single lot of 128 leather-bound books at Sotheby's auction of the Paris home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; they try out book collecting on the Internet; and they are introduced to hypermoderns. 'Slighty Chipped' is filled with anecdotes, esoterica, and fun facts about the world of book collecting. The Goldstones have discovered new places to buy rare tomes and new eccentric personalities along the way." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine, minor lean to spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small tear at bottom of front flap-folds - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
USED AND RARE:  TRAVELS IN THE BOOK WORLD., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
16 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. USED AND RARE: TRAVELS IN THE BOOK WORLD.
New York St. Martin's 1997 0312156820 / 9780312156824 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
215 pp, 8 1/2" H. 3rd printing. "What started as a last resort on the quest for a cheap gift soon became an addiction. (The authors) found themselves visiting every rare-book store between Boston and Manhattan, spending ever increasing amounts of money on first editions, leather-bound classics, and out-of-print volumes. Along the way, they gained an education in books - and in people - that we can all savor. This warm and witty story is filled with eccentric characters, from snobby book dealers to bearded backwoodsmen (who just happen to have a fortune in rare books in their barns). ('Used and Rare') is an enjoyable education and a love letter to book lovers everywhere." The remains (backing paper) of two large labels on the free front endpaper, tiny dent/scuff on top of text block, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE., Green, Gillian.
17 Green, Gillian. TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE.
Bangkok River Books 2003 9748225399 / 9789748225395 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
320 pp, large 4to (11 5/16" H). "Subtle, enigmatic patterns woven into Cambodian silk textiles speak of origins in an ancient past, with resonances continuing to the present. While Cambodian textiles may justifiably be regarded as works of art in Western terms, their cultural relevance and vitality, which defines their quintessential character, is only beginning to be be appreciated and understood. This is the first book to document and explain this rich textile and costume tradition. Written for collectors, curators, travellers, textile artists and aficionados, it identifies and explains the essential role textiles play in traditional Cambodian life, society and religious practices. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 colour images, the book includes images of antique textiles held in both private collections and major public institutions, historic images and specially-commissioned line drawings and diagrams. (It) also includes: end notes supplementing the information in each chapter; appendices with a word list in Khmer script and transliterated Roman forms; a technical and foreign language glossary; a full bibliography and index." One tiny dint on front board. Dust jacket has some small line indentations and light rubbing on rear panel, a series of very small and tiny dints on front panel - mainly at top. one or two other very small dints elsewhere on jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
MASTERPIECES IN MINIATURE:  TEDDY BEARS.  COLLECTORS' GUIDES TO ILLUMINATE, INSPIRE - AND TREASURE.  SLIPCASE CONTAINING THREE BOOKS: ANTIQUE BEARS; ARTISTS' BEARS; AND, BEAR EPHEMERA., Grey, Gerry.
18 Grey, Gerry. MASTERPIECES IN MINIATURE: TEDDY BEARS. COLLECTORS' GUIDES TO ILLUMINATE, INSPIRE - AND TREASURE. SLIPCASE CONTAINING THREE BOOKS: ANTIQUE BEARS; ARTISTS' BEARS; AND, BEAR EPHEMERA.
Barron's, (Hauppauge, NY, 1999), Ist US edition. 
3 volumes in slipcase - 64pp each, approx. 5 3/4" square, hard covers in dust jackets. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. Covers "classic miniature bears from (such) prestigious manufacturers (as) Steiff and Schuco, (providing) an overview of miniature bears since 1900...whimsical bear collectibles in glass, ceramics, and wood, (providing) a gallery of the best in miniature teddy bear ephemera...(and) a gallery of the best in contemporary teddy bear making...detailed information on materials, dimensions, and rarity..." Minor rubbing to slipcase. This is a new unread set. Fine books in a NF slipcase. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Guggenheim, Peggy. Foreword by Gore Vidal. Introduction by Alfred H. Barr, Jr. OUT OF THIS CENTURY: CONFESSIONS OF AN ART ADDICT.
Universe, New York, 1979, first edition. 
396 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0876633378 B&w and color plates. "....Peggy Guggenheim's own story of her flamboyant life and loves - a life of wild, brawling parties and stormy relationships with Laurence Vail, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Samuel Beckett and other famous writers and artists. It is also the story of an important period in art history, and of Mrs. Guggenheim's undeniable influence on its course. Here is an inside look at the bourgeois and eccen tric Guggenheim family, from a mother who skimped on tips to an uncle who gave fur coats to any woman who asked. Here too is a unique perspective on pre-war Europe, when Peggy, armed with a 'shopping list' provided by Marcel Duchamp, was a b l e t o b u y valuable works at the rate of one a day. We are taken behind the scenes at Art of This Century, Peggy's renowned New York gallery, where she actively promoted the Abstract Expressionists: Pollock, Motherwell, Hans Hofmann, Rothko. Fi na l ly , t hi s honorary citizen of Venice describes her later years in that 'enchanted city', and her continuing involvement with the avant-garde in, for example, a trip to Japan with John Cage and Yoko Ono...." Very light browning on free fr o nt end pa per , mi nor w rinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BOOKS: AN ILLUSTRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE BOER WAR OF 1899-1902., Hackett, R.G., compiler.
20 Hackett, R.G., compiler. SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BOOKS: AN ILLUSTRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO THE BOER WAR OF 1899-1902.
Privately published, London, 1994, one of 1200 copies. 
205 pp, 4to (12 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0952003902 "(A) comprehensive guide to Boer War literature published up to 1920. The author, drawing on his extensive collection, and other sources, has produced an important reference embr acing general histories, regimental records, official publications, personal accounts and numerous other items, many privately printed. Over 200 reproductions of covers and title pages are present, many printed in colour. The volume will be o f c o n siderable value to collectors and dealers and to those generally interest in Victorian military history." A few areas of light to moderate wrinkling/creasing at top/bottom edges of panels, very light rubbing, several faint line indentation s o n re ar panel. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
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