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ERINDALE AT THE CROOK OF THE CREDIT., Adamson, Jean.
1 Adamson, Jean. ERINDALE AT THE CROOK OF THE CREDIT.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1978 0919822126 / 9780919822122 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
80 pp, 10" H. Number 16, Credit Valley Series. B&w photographs, map. Contents: The Crook of the Credit; Beginning the Village; A Doctor's Letter; Life in the Village; Roads; Churches; School Days; Doctors; Social Events; Politics; Erindale Hydro; Ice Cutting on the Pond; Falconer House; Toronto House; Magrath Estate; Schreiber Estate; Evans Estate. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Armstrong, Keith, Editor. OUR VILLAGE: MEMORIES OF THE DURHAM MINING COMMUNITIES.
Seaham, Durham The People's History 2000 1902527321 / 9781902527321 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pp, 9 7/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. " 'Our Village' reflects the pains and joys of the people of the Durham Coalfield during a period of drastic change. It is a selection from a series of community publications the author has been involved in over the last 20 years. The general idea behind all these projects has been to let the people speak for themselves in conversation and in their songs and poems. Mixed with over 130 vivid photographs of their local communities, what comes across is a passionate, and often agonising, account of the social upheaval County Durham has experienced. The memories, poems and photographs will interest and enthuse young and old alike. There is gloom aplenty but also wit and vitality in what people have to say. From the banks of the Derwent to the Weardale hills, from the beaches of Easington to proud Westoe, they tell their tales and laugh and cry." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very small corner crease and minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
I HAVE NO REGRETS: THE STRANGE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT-VAGRANT., Bringolf, Lieutenant.  Edited by Blaise Cendrars.  Translated from the French by Warre B. Wells.
3 Bringolf, Lieutenant. Edited by Blaise Cendrars. Translated from the French by Warre B. Wells. I HAVE NO REGRETS: THE STRANGE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT-VAGRANT.
New York E.P. Dutton 1932 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
286 pp, 8vo (8 13/16") H, green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket. B&w photographs (collated). "Brilliant Embassy Attache in the capitals of Europe and patron of pawnbrokers; favourite partner at Court balls in Vienna and Berlin, and dishwasher at the Savoy Hotel in Rosario de Santa-Fe in Argentina; courtier and lover of Princesses, and old offender at the Assize Court; member of the 'Guestphalia' student corps at Heidelberg, and on the roll-call of the Foreign Legion; hero of many battles of the Great War, and nameless stoker on board the steamer 'Sylvia'; honoured guest in hotels de luxe, and unwilling guest in the forbidding dungeons of La Guadalupe prison at Lima in Peru; as well known to the attendants in the sleeping-cars of the great international expresses as to the drivers of prison vans; sleeping under bridges, or renting princely apartments; with handcuffs on his wrists today, and decorated with the Legion of Honour tomorrow; regarded by some as a crook, and by others as a hero; ever wavering despite himself between good and evil - in the end he succeeded in reconciling his temperament with the world, and, since he is no more, I can make public today these fragments of the 'Memoirs' of the late Lieutenant Bringolf." Foreword - Blais Cendrars. Browning to endpapers, scattered tiny foxing marks and light dust soiling on top of text block, slight browning to fore-edge of text block, light sun fading and tiny foxing marks on edges of boards, heavy sun fading to rear hinge and spine color - lettering still very legible, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on parts of rear board. 
Price: 72.50 USD
 
 
BASKETMAKING., Crook, Georgia.
4 Crook, Georgia. BASKETMAKING.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2000. 
128 pp, 11" H, glazed pictorial hard covers - interior wire binding allows book to lay open flat while following diagrams - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 1861263104 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams. "(This) is an insp iring introduction for the novice and intermediate basketmaker to tradtional willow and hedgerow basketry techniques using a series of clear diagrams and detailed text. A series of step-by-step projects illustrate how the techniques can be u s e d t o make simple and original baskets of traditional or contemporary design. The reader is encouraged to make bold use of locally available materials and to develop their own style of basketmaking." Colour off-set on title page from adjacen t fr on t is pi e ce, a few faint erasure marks on half-title page, slight wear at corners of boards, light rubbing on boards - including two faint indentation lines on front board. Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
5 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
6 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
MY SELVES., Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn.  Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart.
7 Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn. Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart. MY SELVES.
London Arthur Barron 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
355 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. The autobiography of the self-proclaimed "Artistocrat of Crooks". Lucas was a con man who charmed his way through London high society in the early 20th century, using multiple false names and personas. This book was written after his release from prison, having been arrested for attempting to sell a bogus manuscript. He died in 1940. Contents: In the Beginning; Good-Bye to All That Mattered; The House Without Laughter; Purgatory to Paradise; Raffles in Real Life; The Eighth Wonder of the World; Borstal!; Yo! Ho! For the Spanish Main; From Gaol to Journalism; An Atlantic Flight; An American Tragedy; Payment in Full; Two Against the World; Second Canadian Tour; Authorship and Marriage; Give a Dog a Bad Name; New York Nightmare; The Birth of a Notion; From Borstal to Royal Palace; From Dock to Bench!; More Literary Laurels; Wine, Women and Writing; Making Literary History; The Pitcher Begins to Crack; The Marriott Comet; "Eveyln Graham" in Full Cry!; African Adventures; The End of "Evelyn Graham"; By the World Forgot. Bump at bottom corner of front board - migrates into the first few pages, light browning to edges of text block, very light rubbing and some faint color variation on boards, light fading to spine color, small ghost sticker mark at bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few pages with a tiny corner crease, some splitting in paper at rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, two small light stains in top margin of page 39, dog-ear crease at top corner of page 197, light toning in margins of pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE BIG HORN 1876:  CUSTER'S LAST STAND.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 39., Panzeri, Peter F.  Consultant editor, David G. Chandler.
8 Panzeri, Peter F. Consultant editor, David G. Chandler. LITTLE BIG HORN 1876: CUSTER'S LAST STAND. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 39.
(Osprey, Oxford, 1998), reprint. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "The death of George Armstrong Custer, and over half of his now immortal 7th Cavalry Regiment in the valley of the Little Big Horn on 25 June 1876, has become the most celebrated battle of the Indian wars. It was the greatest, and the last, victory of the American Indians over the United States military. The largest concentration of warriors the North American continent had ever seen united under the spiritual leadership of Sitting Bull, and on a hillside in southern Montana Custer's Luck finally ran out." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative account s of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of textblock, otherwise clean and bright, flat uncreased spine. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Parsons, Anthony. THE CASE OF THE PRINCE'S DIARY. THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 285. 3RD SERIES.
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, n.d.]. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Full-page b&w illustrations. "It meant a fortune to the crook, but death to a couple of 'Jacks on a spree' - until Sexton Blake arrived. Then things happened!" Interior - pages browning very lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers), tiny tears/chips/creases along bottom edge of first two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small closed tear and creases along bottom edge of front cover, bo ttom corner of book lightly creased, spine has light wrinkling, browning and rubbing, small #4 written on front cover, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge, light browning/soiling to rear cover. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FRANK HARRIS.  TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES 103., Pearsall, Robert Brainard.
10 Pearsall, Robert Brainard. FRANK HARRIS. TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES 103.
Twayne, New York, 1970. 
196 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Frank Harris was one of the strangest and yet one of the finest of the transatlantic men of letters. His recent fame has been based on his monumental book of reminiscences, 'My Life and Loves', w hich was sold on the underground market for many years, and was issued in a blaze of publicity by Grove Press in 1963....Pearsall's book will go far toward rectifying the wrong image of Harris as a crook, philanderer, and literary freak. T h e H a r r i s he presents is charged with finer accomplishments. He was one of the ablest editors in London, and one of the finest conversationalists. He was the friend of poets, novelists, critics, scientists, and statesmen. His work as a bi og ra p hi ca l es sa yi st made George Bernard Shaw call him 'a greater Plutarch'. His stories were anthologized everywhere, and his criticism could make or break a new reputation. And best of all, his own creative works possessed, and do to this da y, a qui te ma rve llo us freshness, skill, and modernity. At several times in his life, Harris reached peaks of financial and political success. That he systematically threw away all such successes, and returned to study and to writing, is pa rt o f h is cha rac ter as pres ent ed by Pearsall. For Harris was above all a writer, and it was to writing that he dedicated his best thought and finest energy." Dust jacket has heavy fading to spine color - black lettering still very legible, ligh t br own ing, mino r wr inkl ing a t to p of spine. Near Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE:  THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN., Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain.  Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney.  Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr.
11 Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain. Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney. Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr. MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE: THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1997 0806129735 / 9780806129730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
179 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "Cochise was a name that struck terror into hearts across the Southwest. Yet in the autumn of 1872, Brigadier General Oliver Otis Howard and his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Joseph Alton Sladen, entered Arizona's rocky Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive Chirichua Apache chief. Accompanied only by a guide and two Apache scouts, they sought to convince Cochise that the bloody fighting between his people and the Americans must stop. After twelve years of war, Cochise had already reached that conclusion, but he had found no American official he could trust. Known as the 'Christian general' during the Civil War, General Howard was a man of courage, honesty, and compassion. When he went bravely to visit Cochise, who later recalled that 'to do so might have caused his death', he won the Indian's sincere respect. Howard's devoted aide, Joseph Sladen, maintained a journal during their two-month quest from Fort Tularosa, New Mexico, to Cochise's stronghold. During the time he spent with Cochise and his Chokonen band, Sladen had the opportunity to observe the chief among his people. A student of medicine and human nature, Sladen found much ot admire in Apache culture. His anecdotes about Cochise offer a perspective on the man that no other account provides." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one small light corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, two 2" light line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYING THE OLD PLANES., Tallman, Frank.  Preface by Ernest K. Gann.  Introduction by Joe Brown.
12 Tallman, Frank. Preface by Ernest K. Gann. Introduction by Joe Brown. FLYING THE OLD PLANES.
Doubleday, Graden City, New York, 1973. 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385091575 B&w and colour photographs. "Frank Tallman has flown them all - large and small, fragile and resilient, reliable and eccentric. And in this book, the 'King of the Stunt Pilots' takes you along, into the cockpit, on flights in twenty-five historic aircraft, from a 1909 Bleriot to the ubiquitous Flying Fortress of World War II, with a hot-air balloon and a Goodyear blimp thrown in for good measure. Using a skillful blend of prose and pictures, he demonstrates, for example, the unforgiving rudder of the Fokker Eindecker, the hazards of landing the narrow-gear Spad, the fantastic burst of power as the throttle is rammed home in the gull-winged Corsair, the speci a l c h a r m of the Maurice Farman - 'a gracious, tractable old crook'. Here, too, is the story of how Tallman rescued these grand old pioneers of flight for his collection of historic planes, the world's largest. Each detail was scrupulously s tu di e d, a nd a ll parts were checked for authenticity. His goal, in this book as well as in his collection, is to make the early days of manned flight not a group of hazy memories or dusty models in a museum, but a vivid experience of unique gra ce an d b eau ty. " Pre vious owner's name on front pastedown, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, old tape residue at corners of free endpapers, tiny dint at top edge of front board book light cracked at pages 176/177. Dust jacket has be en pric e-cl ippe d, has light browning at edges and on hinges, small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and hinges, minor soiling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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