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1 Aspin, Les, Rep. & Dickinson, William, Rep. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Congress. DEFENSE FOR A NEW ERA: LESSONS OF THE PERSIAN GULF WAR.
Brassey's (US), Washington, (1992), first edition. 
93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN: 0028810287 "The House of Representatives' official report on Operation Desert Storm, (this book) discloses what went right, what went wrong, and what was learned for tomorrow's defense planning and budgets. It is the first such congressional postwar analysis ever published. With responsiblity to go far beyond the media reports, the House Armed Services Committee interviewed nearly a thousand participants while thoroughly scrutinizing the coalition victory over Iraq. The culmination of that wide-ranging analysis, this book provides unique insights into such crucial topics as personnel, planning and deployment, the bombing and ground campaigns, the role of high technology, logicistics and communications, and intelligence. It is a tough, bipartisan evaluation that leads to provocative suggestions for future defense in a rapidly changing world." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing - no color loss. VG+/G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AMONG THE GENTLY MAD:  PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
2 Basbanes, Nicholas A. AMONG THE GENTLY MAD: PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
New York Henry Holt 2002 0805051597 / 9780805051599 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) delightfully discursive twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that combines a fresh respect for proven methods of acquisition with sound advice on how to use the exciting electronic tools now available. Drawing on the superb insight he has gathered from some of the world's most notable collectors, dealers, and librarians, (the author) offers a penetrating consideration of the pastime as it enters an era in which 'everything', it seems, has become collectible, an era in which the computer has become an indispensable tool. For newcomers, this book presents the rare opportunity to look over the shoulders of accomplished book hunters, all with their own successful strategies, as they pursue their prey, to glean some invaluable tips from the pros. Along with conveying the thrill of the chase, their stories remind readers that good books bought shrewdly are 'always' wise inventments. Traditionalists who believe that preparation and knowledge remain the soundest foundations for success will not be disappointed by Basbane's contention that for all the wonders of the Internet, there is still no substitute for going out into the field, meeting up with kindred spirits at book fairs, open shops, auctions, and flea markets, and learning how to 'handle the goods' from people who have been there. At the same time, he questions the relevance of a few axioms that have been accepted as gospel, while explaining the timeless wisdom of others." Tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny scuff at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Bigelow, William F., editor. Foreword by Helen Judy Bond. (Ernest R. Groves, James L. McConaughy, Ellsworth Huntington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gladys Hoagland Groves, Elizabeth Bussing, Jessie Marshall, Hornell Hart, Frances Bruce Strain, et al.) THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MARRIAGE BOOK: TWELVE WAYS TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE.
New York Prentice-Hall 1946 Sixth printing Hard Cover Good Good- 
173 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Equipped by years of study and experience to write of marital problems, the authors of these twelve articles establish in this book on marriage a new standard of sincerity and helpfulness. The list of contributors includes such well-known names as Eleanor Roosevelt, William Lyon Phelps, and Ellsworth Huntington of Yale." Contents: Introduction; Foreword; When He Comes A-Courting; Now That You Are Engaged; Ought I to Marry?; Should Wives Work?; Learning to Live Together; Marriage Makes the Money Go; Children? Of Course!; Detour Around Reno; Sex Instruction in the Home; Religion in the Home; It Pays to be Happily Married; The Case for Monogamy. Light foxing at top/bottom edges of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has faint foxing at top/bottom edges, spine and flap-folds; several small edge tears archivally taped, two very small scuffs on spine, light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME TWO (2): GEORGE W. CABLE TO TIMOTHY DWIGHT.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 0300003110 / 9780300003116 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
(xxiv), 534 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Two; Illustrations; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. One very slight corner bump, minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
5 DeMond, C. W. PRICE, WATERHOUSE & CO. IN AMERICA: A HISTORY OF A PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM.
Price Waterhouse, New York, 1951. 
356 pp, 8vo, hard cover (dark green boards, gold lettering on spine/front cover) - no dust jacket. "The present volume is essentially a history of the United States firm and its practice. The first chapter gives some of the highlights of the initial development of the London firm. References are later made to many of the associated firms in other countries, particularly to the early days of the Canadian firm when the American practice was all one. The London firm during its second 50 years developed and expanded its practice throughout Great Britain and initiated many of the overseas developments of the international organization. This record is written for the intimate family of Price Waterhouse & Co., not for outside distribution. It closes with the death of one of our most colorful figures, J.C. Scobie, in 1944." Interior - a few erased pencil check marks against peoples names listed at the rear of the book who were linked to Price Waterhouse, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear to boards minor soiling to bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE.  VOLUMES 1 - 12., Grant Bowden, Mrs.  (Mary Grant Bowden.).  Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al.
6 Grant Bowden, Mrs. (Mary Grant Bowden.). Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al. JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE. VOLUMES 1 - 12.
Boston, Massachusetts Mrs. Grant Bowden Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
12 volumes of "Journey Through New England: A Guide", dating from 1964 to 1975, each approx. 8 1/2" H and containing between 123 to 128 pages. The first volume is inscribed on the page titled "A Welcome": "For Clinton Toms / With every good wish - / Mary G. Bowden." B&w photographs, reproductions, advertisements for local businesses. Articles about local history, architecture, art, artists, antiques, towns & cities, museums, authors, etc., including Early American Silver / Mary Baker Eddy and Her Church / Winslow Homer at Prouts Neck / Monhegan Island / The Clipper Ship / Newburysport Illustrated / The Ship Building Town of Essex / Baking in a Brick Oven / Phillis Wheatly, America's First Black Poetess / Melville Comes to New Bedford / Benedict Arnold and the March to Quebec / Norman Rockwell - Noted Portraitist of America / Portland Glass / Emily Dickinson, Journey into Immortality / The Art of the Colonial Cabinet Maker / The Wreck of the Palatine, A Winter's Tale / Augustus Saint Gaudens and the Cornish Colony / Colonel John Stark and That Unlucky Affair at Bennington, etc., etc. Interiors - Vol 1 has a soft small crease at top corner of last four page leaves, light water stain at top inside edge of rear cover; vol 11 has a very small crease to fore-edge of pages 89 to 94; otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - Vol 1 has water stain at top 1" edge of rear cover, light soiling to rear cover, small areas of faint scuffing and some light toning on spine; vol 2 has light soiling on rear cover; vol 3 has some light rubbing and tiny scuff (last letter missing in 'A Guide') and wrinkling on spine, small price label on front cover; vol 6 has a small price label on front cover; vol 9 has a tiny light stain at top of front hinge; vol 10 has tiny bump to top of rear hinge; vol 12 has minor browning at top /bottom edges of covers; very minor edge wear to some volumes. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
LEARNING NOT TO BE FIRST: THE LIFE OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI., Jones, Kathleen.  (Christina Rossetti>)
7 Jones, Kathleen. (Christina Rossetti>) LEARNING NOT TO BE FIRST: THE LIFE OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI.
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1992) Ist U.S. edition. 
252 pp., 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. ISBN 0312070179 "(E)xamines Christina Rossetti's life alongside those of of other nineteenth-century women writers - notably Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Brown ing, and Emily Dickinson. (She) was the youngest of four children, born in England to Italian parents. Although she and her brother, Dante Gabriel, were known as the 'two storms', Christina's passionate nature was curbed in a way that her broth e r ' s was not, as she submitted to the social and religious pressures that lay so heavily on Victorian women. Like E.B.B., Christina suffered the tyranny of a loving family. Her sister Maria's influence was described as 'a species of police surv ei ll an ce', and Christina was always careful never to write anything that would hurt her mother. As her personal life became increasingly tragic, her output of religious poetry grew. Her desire for both poetic and moral excellence kept her conti nua lly in conflict, a struggle whose corrosive effects deeply affected her writing. (Her) deliberate self-effacement, Dante Gabriel's portrayal of her as the meek virgin, and William Rossetti's role as editor and interpreter of her work have gra dual ly b lott ed out the passionate, lively spirit who wrote with such simplicity and power. (The author's) fascinating work finally strips away the shadows of Christina's life to reveal her true self." Varying levels of sun fading to spine, top/ botto m edg es & top 1 1/2" of rear board; tiny printers ink mark in margin of pages 4 & 5. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF FORT WILLIAM AND PORT ARTHUR NEWSPAPERS FROM 1875., Macgillivray, George G.  Foreword by R.A. Barford.
8 Macgillivray, George G. Foreword by R.A. Barford. A HISTORY OF FORT WILLIAM AND PORT ARTHUR NEWSPAPERS FROM 1875.
Fort William, Ontario Self-published 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
101 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "It is a truism that wherever and whenever men formed settlements on this continent a newspaper of some kind would soon be born. This is that kind of story for the Twin Cities in Thunder Bay District at the head of Lake Superior. They represent, because of their isolated position in the centre of Canada, not only a typical but almost a classic situation. With no major Canadian market closer than 425 miles in one direction and 1,000 miles in the other, with no airlines or even roads to such markets and with one rail line in its infancy, newspapers in these two pioneer communities existed for many years in a relatively uncomplicated milieu. Commencing in 1875, more than 30 newspapers have been published in Fort William and Port Arthur. They have run all the way from small handwritten newspapers to the large size, well-printed and comprehensive newspapers of our time. Even though today's newspapers differ mightily in appearance and coverage of news from the old-time weeklies, one similarity has persisted through the years - genuine interest in and loyalty to their communities." From the Foreword. very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel, small stain on front panel, several edge tears with old tape repair on inside. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SPRING, 1967.  VOL. XLV.  NO. 181., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major A. McK. Annand, Adrian W. Preston, A.S. White, H.T. Dickinson, H.Y. Usher, Lt.-Col. R.J.T. Hills, et al.)
9 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major A. McK. Annand, Adrian W. Preston, A.S. White, H.T. Dickinson, H.Y. Usher, Lt.-Col. R.J.T. Hills, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SPRING, 1967. VOL. XLV. NO. 181.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1967. 
62 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: An Officer of the 17th Lancers, c. 1865; Sir Garnet Wolseley and the Cyprus Expedition, 1878; Sir Cecil Bysshopp, Bart. (Later 12th Baron Zouche) and the Parham Troop of Sussex Yeomanry, c. 1798; Captain Henry Thurburn (1826-1897) 52nd Madras Native Infantry; The Army List, 1939 to 1960; The Earl of Peterborough's Campaign in Valencia, 1706 / Notes: Regimental Medals of Merit, 47th and 9 1 s t R e g i ments; The Uniform of The Warwickshire Yeomanry to 1914; etc. / Questions; Reply; Regimental Museums (The Museums of The Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry, 1966; The Museu Militar, Lisbon). Interior - soft crease at bottom corne r of a pp r ox . fi rs t 25 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, minor wrinkling on spine, small tear at bottom of spine - re-glued, soft cr eas e a t b ot tom c orn er of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Reade, Brian and Dickinson, Frank. (Aubrey Beardsley.) AUBREY BEARDSLEY EXHIBITION AT THE VICTORIAN AND ALBERT MUSEUM 1966: CATALOGUE OF THE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, PAINTINGS; AND OF BOOKS, POSTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS ETC.
London [Victoria & Albert Museum 1966 Soft Cover Very Good 
Unpaginated, 8 3/4" H x 4 1/2" D x 5/8" W. Corrigenda laid in. Catalogue of an exhibition of over 600 pieces. Not illustrated. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to covers and edges of textblock, light wear at top of spine, top corners very slightly curled, minor soiling, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
11 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY., Untermeyer, Louis, ed.  Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush.  (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells,
12 Untermeyer, Louis, ed. Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush. (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells, THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY.
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1952. 
288 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "With the sure taste and wide range of a master anthologist, (the editor) has made a fresh and exciting collection of the best poetry that will lure the young reader by the story it tells or the character is portrays. More than a hundred poems are grouped under eight general headings: Strange Tales, Gallant Deeds, Unforgettable People, Our American Heritage, Fables, All in Fun, Ballads of the Old Days, and Folk Tales o f O u r T imes. Many old favorites are included as well as more recent verse giving balance and a contemporary flavor to the whole. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Robert Nathan, Kipling and Browning, Chaucer and Shakespeare, Doro th y P ar ke r , and Ogden Nash are a few of the poets whose work enriches these page. This is not an academic volume. It is a work of love, and the reader will find it a book to keep throught the years, with something for every mood and taste." Mi no r w rin kli ng a t top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name on free front end paper, two tiny corner bumps, light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling and tiny chips/tears at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -folds, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light rubbing soiling on rear panel, one small and one tiny tear, a few tiny water marks on inside of spine/rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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