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GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES., (Brother's Grimm.)
1 (Brother's Grimm.) GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PLAIN SERMONS PREACHED IN A VILLAGE CHURCH.  3 VOLUME SET., A Country Clergyman.  (C.G. Perceval.)
2 A Country Clergyman. (C.G. Perceval.) PLAIN SERMONS PREACHED IN A VILLAGE CHURCH. 3 VOLUME SET.
London / Stony Stratford Joseph Capes / Gossling and Egley / John Sleath 1837 Full-Leather Very Good 
3 volume set, 7 1/4" H - medium brown leather with two black leather title labels/gilt lettering on each spine. Gilt banding on spines, gilt decoration to edges of boards, gilt border to front and rear boards. All textblock edges have a dark red speckled finish. Vol. I is the third edition, printed 1837, 336 pp. Vol. II is the second edition, printed 1838, 323 pp + (1) pp advertising for other works by author. Vol. III is the first edition, printed in 1839, 348 pp. Vol. I has a 1895 gift inscription on the front free endpaper and a 1846 gift inscription on a preliminary page. Vol. II has a very small bump/crease at bottom corner of page 77 to 100. All volumres have a few scattered tiny faint foxing marks throughout pages and on edges of text blocks, a small slight bump at board corners, very light wear on bottom edges of boards, some light wear to leather, some scattered tiny foxing marks on boards. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
THE BANTAMS:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I., Allinson, Sidney.
3 Allinson, Sidney. THE BANTAMS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I.
Mosaic, (Oakville, 1982). 
287 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "At the outset of the 1914-18 War, no recruiting officer would look at any young man who was in less than the prime and peak of physical condition...Any volunteer who was less than the regulation five feet three inches in height got very short shrift...But the war was not very old before the official reaction to undersized volunteers had to change dramatically. Britain's Regular Army, the Expeditionary Force, was virtually wiped out in the first months of fighting...This book relates the history of the Bantam Battalions from beginning to bloody end - one might almost say 'out of nowhere, back into obscurity', for it is suprising how many official histories of the Great War have ignored the very real part these little men played..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of textblock, tiny stain of fore-edge of textblock, light browning to edges of covers, very light wear at top of spine, slight curling to fore-edge of covers. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BANTAMS:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I., Allinson, Sidney.
4 Allinson, Sidney. THE BANTAMS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I.
Howard Baker, London, (1981), Ist edition. 
287 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "At the outset of the 1914-18 War, no recruiting officer would look at any young man who was in less than the prime and peak of physical condition...Any volunteer who was less than the regulation five feet three inches in height got very short shrift...But the war was not very old before the official reaction to undersized volunteers had to change dramatically. Britain's Regular Army, the Expeditionary Force, was virtually wiped out in the first months of fighting...This book relates the history of the Bantam Battalions from beginning to bloody end - one might almost say 'out of nowhere, back into obscurity', for it is suprising how many official histories of the Great War have ignored the very real part these little men played..." Previous owner's embossed blindstamp on dedication page, p.63 and free rear endpaper, very small faint mark on pages 65-68. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to spine, 1" triangular piece missing from bottom of rear panel, tiny stain at top of rear flap. VG/G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
5 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WILD WALES., Borrow, George.  Introduction by Brian Rhys.
6 Borrow, George. Introduction by Brian Rhys. WILD WALES.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
602 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. George Borrow recounts his adventures touring Wales in 1854. Several creases to page leaf 559/560, small corner creases on page leaf 561/562, minor corner wear, area of darker colour on front cover. Slipcase has light to moderate edge/corner wear, a few tiny scuffs on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
7 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
SOMETHING ABOUT EVE:  A COMEDY WITH FIG-LEAVES.  (FRANK C. PAPE ILLUSTRATIONS.), Cabell, James Branch.
8 Cabell, James Branch. SOMETHING ABOUT EVE: A COMEDY WITH FIG-LEAVES. (FRANK C. PAPE ILLUSTRATIONS.)
London John Lane / The Bodley Head 1927 First Illustrated Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Frank C. Pape. 
376 pp, 9 5/8" H. The title page is undated and the copyright page states "First Published, September, 1927" with no additional printings noted - however, the authors's introduction is dated October1928. Black cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine/front board, top edge red. B&w pictorial endpapers, 12 tissue-covered b&w plates, including frontispiece (all present - tissues are complete, but some have wrinkling/creases), plus many additional b&w decorations (head/tailpieces, etc.) throughout the text. A fantasy from Cabell's Poictesme series - the protagonist, Gerald Musgrave, is dissatisfied with his life and makes a pact with the Devil which sees him transported to Antan where he meets Solomon, Odysseus, Nero and others. Some shallow bumping to fore edge of text block with some shallow creasing/short tears which do not impinge on text or illustrations, light browning to illustrated side of free endpapers, spilts in paper in inside hinges - holding firmly, very light browning to pages - mostly in margins, page leaves vii/viii and ix/x have several small tears and very small chips at bottom edge - due to rough opening of pages, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, spine is very slightly twisted, some wear at top/bottom of spine including very small tears, light wear at corners of boards, some rubbing to board surfaces. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
9 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Robert Heinlein, David Gordon, Eric Frank Russell, Dean C. Ing, Walter L. Kleine, Milton A. Rothman, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by van Dongen. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. SEPTEMBER 1957. VOLUME LX, NUMBER 1.
Street & Smith, New York, 1957. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas and van Dongen. Contents: Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein (Part One of Four Parts); Look Out! Duck! by David Gordon; Into Your Tent I'll Creep by Eric Frank Russell; Red Rover by Dean C. Ing; The Devil, You Say? by Walter L. Kleine; Fusion for Power (article) by Milton A. Rothman; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory, The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, corner crease at bottom of front cover, archival tape repairs to bottom of hinges, light rubbing on rear cover. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
10 Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan. A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.
Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island Breton Books 1993 1895415284 / 9781895415285 Soft Cover Very Good 
249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling - and then she lets the person tell it as they told it to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still cling to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales - miraculous in detail and in that they managed to survive. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling that a folklorist can expect along the way. Helen kept it all. And read as a whole, the reality and intensity of those smaller pieces reveals their value in among the more finished, well-told tales. (This) is a Maritime treasure." Interior - crease at bottom corner of page leaf 89/90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, minor soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
12 Dickens, Charles. Selected and introduced by Rosalind Vallance. DICKENS IN EUROPE.
London Folio Society 2010 Third impression. Hard Cover Near Fine 
212 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Dark brown cloth spine with gold lettering, black illustration of Dickens' Swiss Chalet on the mid brown paper covered front and rear covers. Map endpapers, b&w interior illustrations. Dark brown slipcase. Chapter headings: Crossing the Channel (July 1837); The First Visit to Italy (1844-45); Genoa (1844); The Adventure of 'The Chimes' (1844-45); Towards Rome (Spring 1845); Rome (1845); Naples (1845); A Secret Expedition (1845); Goodbye to Italy (June 1845); In Switzerland (1846); Paris (1851); In Provincial France (1853 and later); Switzerland and Italy (1853); Hommage a l'illustre ecrivain d'Angleterre (1855-65); Return Via Staplehurst (June 1865); At Home in the Swiss Chalet). Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE., Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler.
13 Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler. SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE.
New York Beekman House 1982 0517366037 / 9780517366035 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
368 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Poetry; Introduction to Folklore; Bairn's Rhymes; Rhymes and Saws on Places; Rhymes about the Weather; The Low Road; Two Tales (The King O' the Cats / The Story of Heather Ale); Thomas the Rhymer; The Waiting Warriors; Language; Names - Anglicized Forms into Gaelic; Days and Months in Gaelic; Clans; Clan Slogans; Appelations to Clans, Families and Towns; Clan Badges; Dyes; Place Names; Battles Fought on Scottish Soil; Land and Water; The Burghs; Ross and Cromarty; Stewartry; Weather; Law; Money and Measures; Proverbs; Toasts; Meat and Drink; Festivals and Quarter Days; A Calendar for Any Year; Fragments; Prose Extracts and Letters; Glossary; Index of Authors; Indes of First Lines; General Index. Minor edge wear, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, minor browning at top edge, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN 1861-1865.  OSPREY MILITARY WARRIOR SERIES 6., Drury, Ian.  Colour plates by Gerry Embleton.
14 Drury, Ian. Colour plates by Gerry Embleton. CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN 1861-1865. OSPREY MILITARY WARRIOR SERIES 6.
Osprey, London, 1993, first edition. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855324016 B&w photographs, drawings, 12 pages of colour illustrations. Contents: Historical Background; Chronology; Recruitment; Appearance; Equipment; Weapons; Training; Tactics; Typical Engagements; Fighting S pirit; Pat Cleburne's Career; Logistics; The Plates. Interior - small Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, very light rubbing - main l y on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DESPERATE SIEGE:  THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG., Ferguson, Ted.
15 Ferguson, Ted. DESPERATE SIEGE: THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1980 0385146949 / 9780385146944 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
252 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On Christmas Day 1941, Hong Kong, 'the Gibraltar of the Orient', crumbled under the massive onslaught of crack Japanese invasion troops. The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada, ill equipped and unblooded, fought side by side with four other British Commonwealth units to defend the Crown colony. For eighteen days, the heavily outnumbered soldiers surpassed all expectations, winning lasting honour on the battlefield before being marched off to spend four and a half years in Japanese prison camps. They had endured constant air strikes, artillery barrages, vicious assaults, and hand-to-hand combat. Their heroic sacrifice is made all the more tragic when one realizes that, from the start, they were considered expendable. Base on interviews with survivors of the battle and the POW cages, (this) is a powerful tale of human courage in the face of impossible odds." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears archivally taped, light water marks on lower inside of flap-folds, light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES., Garnett, Richard.  Introduction by T.E. Lawrence.
16 Garnett, Richard. Introduction by T.E. Lawrence. THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES.
London John Lane / The Bodley Head 1924 First Illustrated Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Henry Keen. 
279 pp, 9 1/2" H. Black cloth, gilt and orange lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge red. B&w pictorial endpapers, 28 b&w plates, including frontispiece (all present), plus additional b&w decorations (head/tailpieces) throughout the text. Many pages as yet unopened. A collection of fantasy short stories, including: The Potion of Lao-Tsze; The City of Philosophers; The Demon Pope; The Dumb Oracle; The Claw; Alexander the Ratcatcher; Madam Lucifer; The Talisman; The Elixir of Life; The Poet of Panopolis; Pan's Wand; A Page from the Book of Folly; The Bell of Saint Euschemon; The Philosopher and the Butterflies; Truth and her Companions; The Poison Maid; etc. Very light browning and some splitting in paper on inside hinges - holding firmly, light toning to pages, half-title page has moderate browning with outline of illustration on front pastedown, free endpapers have very light browning from boards, four very tiny stains at bottom corner margin of illustration page opposite page 216, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; wrinkling, wear and very small tears at bottom of spine; some wear at top of spine (with some light wrinkling) and also some wear at corner of boards, minor scuff mark on top of text block, very light edge wear to boards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
17 Givry, Grillot de. LE MUSEE DES SORCIERS MAGES ET ALCHIMISTES.
Librarie de France, Paris, 1929, Ist edition. 
450 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. TEXT IN FRENCH. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color reproductions. Interior - bequest bookplate on front pastedown, very light to light browning to pages and endpapers, slight bump to top corner of most pages, 1/2" split at top/bottom of rear inside gutter, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - moderate to heavy edge/corner wear, moderate rubbing, a few light scratches and browning on rear board, darkening to spine, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of textblock. Good reference copy. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
HARDIAN'S WALL IN THE DAYS OF THE ROMANS., Graham, Frank.
18 Graham, Frank. HARDIAN'S WALL IN THE DAYS OF THE ROMANS.
Newcastle upon Tyne Frank Graham 1984 0859831779 / 9780859831772 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ronald Embleton, R.O.I. 
320 pp, 9 5/8" H. "With well over 400 illustrations, 71 of them in colour, this book describes what the Roman Wall was like when in use. It tells us about the soldiers who built and garrisoned it and the civilians who lived in the towns and villages scattered along its length. Never before has such a grand attempt been made to show in vivid colourful detail the life of Roman Britain. Every building to be found inside the Roman forts and camps has been carefully reconstructed." Previous owner's name stamp at top of front pastedown, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dents on panels/spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE NEW BEST OF GRATEFUL DEAD.  (PIANO/VOCAL/GUITAR.), Grateful Dead. (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, et al.)
19 Grateful Dead. (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, et al.) THE NEW BEST OF GRATEFUL DEAD. (PIANO/VOCAL/GUITAR.)
Warner Bros., Secaucus, N.J., n.d. 
71 pp, 11 7/8" H, soft cover. Contains: Bertha; Box of Rain; Casey Jones; Eyes of the World; Friend of the Devil; The Golden Road; Playing in the Band; Stella Blue; Sugar Magnolia; Truckin'; Uncle John's Band. Interior - clean and tight with no p revious ownership marks. Exterior - crease at bottom corner of front cover, very light rubbing and edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE DEVIL'S GRIN:  WHY AND HOW THE JAPANESE MILITARY IMPRISONED DUTCH CIVILIANS LIVING IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES DURING THE 1941-1945 PACIFIC WAR., Harting, Toni.
20 Harting, Toni. THE DEVIL'S GRIN: WHY AND HOW THE JAPANESE MILITARY IMPRISONED DUTCH CIVILIANS LIVING IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES DURING THE 1941-1945 PACIFIC WAR.
Toronto Self-published 2013 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Signed by Author
186 pp, 9" H. Signed on title page: "Toni Harting / 31 May (?) 13". B&w photographs, map. "(A)ims to provide insight into, and information about, the mentality, philosophy, and motivation of the Japanese people, especially the Japanese military, before and during the 1941-1945 war in the Pacific, as well as their system of civilian concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies colony in Southeast Asia. The book also portrays the story of a young Dutch teenage boy developing into an eighteen-year-old man under brutal circumstances as a civilian prisoner of war in Japanese concentration camps in the Dutch East Indies. The story is formatted not as a conventional detailed memoir but as an information-presenting, journalistic report inspired by, and to a large extent based on, my own experiences, observations, and thoughts as a civilian prisoner of war." Interior - light soft crease to fore-edge of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two very small faint soiling marks on top of text block, one small light stain on fore-edge of text block, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
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