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1 HISTORICAL TIMES. KINGSTON COLLEGIATE AND VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE. (KCVI)
Kingston, Ontario Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute 1973 Hard Cover Good+ 
128 pp, 11" H. Peacock blue cloth with gilt lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Chapter headings: The History of a School; Epilogue; The Glass of Time: Reminiscences of Dr. E.L. Earl; The Students Association 1925-1973; The Past 80 Years; The K.C.V.I. Times; School Newspapers; Drama; Music; Literary: The Flavour of the Times; Literary: Parody and Humour; The Cadet Corps; Clubs; Sports; 27 June 1973 (Royal Visit); Acknowledgements; In the Cellars of Old K.C.I. Remains of a partially removed label at top of front pastedown, book is cracked at pages 14/15 - pages are holding firmly, slight toning to margins of pages, slight bump to rear board corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, slight darkening to edges of boards, light soiling, small line dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison). WINDSOR CASTLE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Near Fine 
382 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. A historical romance of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, intertwined with tales of Herne the Hunter, here portrayed as a spirit of Windsor Forest. Minor corner wear on covers. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny scuffs, small dark stain on one side panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Angle, Paul M. and Miers, Earl Schenck, edited, with introduction by. (Abraham Lincoln.) POETRY AND PROSE OF A. LINCOLN.
Kingsport Press, Kingsport, Tennessee, (1956), privately printed in an edition of 1500 copies, soley for distribution among friends. 
45 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), hard cover (white spine area with gold lettering on spine and front, gray boards), clear mylar dust jacket. Top edge gilt. American Keepsake No. 1. Contents: Introduction; Poetry - My Childhood's Home I See Again; Matthew Gentry; The Bear Hunt. A Story - The Trailor Murder Case; Notes; A Postscript to the Story. (After production of the 1500 copies in this edition, the plates were destroyed.) Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wrinkling at bottom of hinges, very light yelowing to spine, minor edge wear to boards. VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961.  Together with:  HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND., Ashcroft, R.L.  Additional book By C.M. Matthews.
4 Ashcroft, R.L. Additional book By C.M. Matthews. HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961. Together with: HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND.
Haileybury Society 1961 Mixed: Hard Cover & Soft Cover Very Good Very Good 
1. Haileybury 1908-1961, 219 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 8 3/4" H, published 1961 - b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Council; The Masters; The Boys (An era of change / Scholarship / Heads of the School / The School Societies / Music / Art / The Combined Cadet Force / Football / Cricket / Minor Games); The Administrative Staff; New Buildings; The Houses; Chapel; Health and Hygiene; At War; The Amalgamation; Old Haileyburians (A General Survey / The Haileybury Society / The Cricket Week / The Football Club / The Guild / The Agra Mission); Miscellanea; Index. 2. Haileybury since Roman Times - 204 pp, soft cover, 8 1/2" H, self-published 1959 - b&w maps, drawings, genealogical tables - fold-out map at rear. Contents: The Place called Haileybury; Before the Norman Conquest; The Hailey of Domesday Book; The Manor in the Middle Ages; Later Goldingtons and its Records; The Manor of Great Amwell; The Manor of Geddings; The Roads round Haileybury; Tudor Farmers at Hailey Bushes; A Century of Owners; Troubled Times; William Cager and Henry Stout; Dimsdales, Stouts and Cowpers; Clarkes and Turtons; Hailey Bury; Transition; The East India College; Conclusion; Appendices (Lords of the Manors / Owners of the Estate / Notes / Sources / Notes on the Illustrations / Maps / Index). 1. small light soiling mark at bottom of page 213, very small corner bump on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at rop edge, twor tiny edge tears archivally taped. 2. Interior - fold-out map is very slightly mis-aligned with book, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small minor wrinkle at fore-edge of a few pages, soft corner crease on rear cover, minor soiling, some toning to spine and front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Asquith, Herbert. MOMENTS OF MEMORY: RECOLLECTIONS AND IMPRESSIONS.
London Hutchinson 1937 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good - 
382 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. The author's memories of his father, Herbert H. Asquith, Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1908-1916. Contents: Cricket at Keats Grove; Early Friends; Grasmere and London; The Journey to Scotland; Fact and Fancy; A New Outlook; Winchester; Some Oxford Characters; A Generous Settlement; Asquith and Balfour; Force and Ferment; A Poet in Revolt; The Outbreak of War; Flanders in 1915; Men and Problems; The Somme and Whitehall; Arras and Passchendaele; The Battle in the Mist; Lord Oxford in Later Years; Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump at three corners, tiny dent on fore-edge of front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
6 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir.  Foreword by  Reginald McKenna.
7 Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir. Foreword by Reginald McKenna. THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L.
London Cassell 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
565 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine, blue, gold, white and red crest on front cover. Protractor/bookmark missing. Photographs, maps, charts, plans. Contents: Preface; Bibliography; Boyhood and School-time, 1859 to 1872; 1872 to 1874; 1874 to 1878; Sub-Lieutenant to Lieutenant; 1889 to 1896; China up to the Boxer Expedition; Boxer Campaign - Part I; Boxer Campaign - Part II; End of Service in China, 1900 to 1907; Rear-Admiral in the Atlantic Fleet, 1907 to 1908; Controller and Third Sea Lord, 1908 to 1910; 1910 to 1912; 1912 to 1914; The Grand Fleet - Part I: Preliminary Remarks; The Grand Fleet - Part II, 1914 to 1915; The Grand Fleet - Part III, January, 1915 to May, 1916; Jutland - Preliminary Remarks; Jutland - Part I; Jutland - Part II; Remarks on Jutland; Grand Fleet - Jutland to November, 1916; 1916 to 1918. Admiralty; 1918. Leaving Admiralty; February, 1919 to August, 1919. The World Cruise - Part I; 1919 to 1920. The World Cruise - Part II; 1919 to 1926. The Harper Record and Admiralty Narrative; 1919 to 1924. Governor-General of New Zealand - Part I; Governor-General of New Zealand - Part II; 1924 to 1935. Later Years; The Man; Appendices: Genealogical; Naval Service of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe; Chart of the Battle of Jutland; Glossay; Index. Previous owner's signature and date in pencil on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, 1" x 2" light foxing mark on free front endpaper, double crease and very small edge tear at bottom corner of page v - archivally taped, progressive bump to top corner of approx. pages 65 to 155, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine with a few tiny tears, small bump at both corners of front board, minor rubbing and minor edge wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  WINTER, 1952.  VOL. XXX.  NO. 124., Baldry, W.Y., ed.  (L.E. Buckell, Major P. Young, S.G.P. Ward, C.C.P. Lawson, W.Y. Carman, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, A.R. Cattley, C.T. Atkinson, G.O. Rickword, Col. R.M. Glazebrook, Col. H.C.B. Rogers, Major N.P. Dawnay, et al.)
8 Baldry, W.Y., ed. (L.E. Buckell, Major P. Young, S.G.P. Ward, C.C.P. Lawson, W.Y. Carman, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, A.R. Cattley, C.T. Atkinson, G.O. Rickword, Col. R.M. Glazebrook, Col. H.C.B. Rogers, Major N.P. Dawnay, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. WINTER, 1952. VOL. XXX. NO. 124.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1952. 
Paging runs 143 to 190, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps, 2 pages b&w illustrations (belt plates). Contents include: The First Hussar Uniform worn by the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, c. 1832; The Royalist Army at the Relief of Newark; Milgapey, May, 1809 (with maps); Two Portraits in the Bernard Gallery; The Grenadier Guards, 1831; The British Army and the Transvaal, 1875 to 1885; Lieutenant-General Sir George MacMunn, K.C.B., K.C.S.I., D.S. O.; Eight Military Miniatures; Badges of The Household Cavalry / Notes: Early 19th-Century Belt-Plates; Regiments "For the Sea Service"; Yeomanry Cavalry Uniforms, 1795; Drums Beating, Colours Flying and Bayonets Fixed; British Standards an d C o l o u r s at Les Invalides; Field-Marshal John, Earl Ligonier; etc. / Questions; Replies (Badges of Rank; etc.); Index to Volume XXX, 1952. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext er i or - l ig ht t o moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, three very small edge tears. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Barker, Nicholas.  Preface by Charles Ryskamp.
9 Barker, Nicholas. Preface by Charles Ryskamp. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1978 0199510865 / 9780199510863 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
69 pp, + large b&w plate section (photographs, reproductions), 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. "(C)elebrates the quincentenary of the introduction of printing at Oxford with a pictorial history of its subsequent progress, illustrated by the books, documents, and pictures which are its tangible record. The story, although it properly begins with the arrival of Theodoric Rood and the first learned and educational books that he printed, stretches back to the early thirteenth century when scribes, illuminators, and binders of books were already found in Oxford; but it was not until the seventeenth century that, at the initiative of two great men, Archbishop Laud and Bishop Fell, the University Press in its present form was established. It is the dark, dominant figure of John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, and then Bishop of Oxford, who emerges as the real founder of the University Press, and the man who determined the type of books which still preoccupy the Press: learned and educational books, and the Bible." Tiny soiling mark on top of text block, small shallow bump to top of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has old tape repairs at top/bottom inside of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small surface paper loss on front panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
HITLER'S GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli, editor.  (Robert O'Neill, Klaus-Jurgen Muller, Brian Bond, Barry A. Leach, Walter Gorlitz, Earl F. Ziemke, Field-Marshal Lord Carver, Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., Shelford Bidwell, Martin Blumenson, Carlo D'Este, Martin Middlebrook, et
10 Barnett, Correlli, editor. (Robert O'Neill, Klaus-Jurgen Muller, Brian Bond, Barry A. Leach, Walter Gorlitz, Earl F. Ziemke, Field-Marshal Lord Carver, Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., Shelford Bidwell, Martin Blumenson, Carlo D'Este, Martin Middlebrook, et HITLER'S GENERALS.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, (1989). 
497 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "...(gathers) todgether an outstanding team of military historians to write about the characters and careers of twenty-six generals - the men in field-grey and carmine-red whose expertise enabled the Wehrmacht to win the early dazzling victories of 1939-41 and then to endure so long against such heavy odds...probes the central mystery of why a generation of able commanders and staff officers from the most deeply professional officer corps in the world became subservient to Hitler's purposes and why even the best of them failed to deflect Hitler from his disastrous decisions..." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, minor edge wear and rubbing. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate soft wrinkling - mainly on spine and top edge, small closed tear at top of rear hinge, a few soiling specks on inside surface. VG/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Bayne-Powell, Rosamond. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. (18th CENTURY.)
London John Murray 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Decorations, furniture, pictures, china, linen, the kitchen, food, drink, entertaining, washing, sanitation, heating, lighting, servants, illness, remedies, handicrafts, money, taxation and household superstitions and customs - all, so to speak, bring grist to the author's mill and the result is a graphic and convincing presentment of life in the period. The 'good old days' may have been enjoyable for those with plenty of money and good health, for the sick and poor much of life must have been horrible, the squalor behind the grandeur, the dirt underneath the cloth of gold - but how gracious and artistic the great houses were." Light stain on page leaf 111/112, five faint line marks on fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear, several small and tiny edge chips, several cup ring stains/impressions on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE.  ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR:  TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND., Betcherman, Lita-Rose.
12 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.
Toronto HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce 2005 0002007894 / 9780002007894 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Percy sisters came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle - the 'court lady' - dominated the royal scene thanks to her position at the center of power. Her beauty, captured in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, and her political skill attracted prominent lovers, and her charm and talents as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the Queen's inner circle. Then, her machinations during the Civil WAr led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester - the 'country wife' - had twelve surviving children and managed the family estates while her husband traveled abroad or immersed himself in books. As a diplomat's wife, she was brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics. This early ancestor of Princess Diana's family was also a shrewish wife who bossed her mate for more than thirty-seven years before he rebelled publicly, causing a scandal. (This book) brilliantly depicts the position of upper-class women in seventeenth-century Britain and illuminates a grand and turbulent era." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BLACK CAMEL., Biggers, Earl Derr.
13 Biggers, Earl Derr. THE BLACK CAMEL.
Bobbs-Merril, Indianapolis, c1929. 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (gray cloth with red lettering on spine and front board, red camel on spine) - no dust jacket. A Charlie Chan murder mystery, set in Hawaii. Very light browning to pages, browning to edges of textblock - wi th light dust soiling on top of textblock, small bump to bottom corner of page 293 to end of book and slight bump to bottom corner of rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor soiling and tiny light mark on s p i n e . V ery Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CHINESE PARROT., Biggers, Earl Derr.
14 Biggers, Earl Derr. THE CHINESE PARROT.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, c1926, first Canadian edition. 
316 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (green cloth with orange/red lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Charlie Chan escorts a valuable necklace from Honolulu. Slight discoloration on endpapers at gutter, tiny tear with creases at bottom edge of pages 31/32 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of textblock, and few tiny dints and tiny light stain on top of textblock, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD., Booth, J.B.  Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale.
15 Booth, J.B. Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale. SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD.
T. Werner Laurie, London, 1938, first edition. 
284 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "For more than a generation 'The Pink 'Un', as 'The Sporting Times' was familiarly known, occupied a position unique in the journalistic world - a position which no p aper to-day has achieved. It was more than a mere journal for the sportsman and man about town; it established itself as a social centre of a highly specialized nature, and its readers constituted a species of home and overseas club, whose b o n d o f fellowship was good humour and good sportsmanship..." Chapter headings: The "Pink 'Un" World; The "Pink 'Un" and the Stage; The Actor-Managers; Adelphi Days; The Old School of Dramatists; "The Lane"; Benefits and "Commands"; Disillusion ; A Co a ch -B a ck Ride; Character Studies; Artist and Author; Luck of the Game; Tips and Systems; Two Great Races; Low Finance; Turf Humours. Gift inscription and notation on free front end paper, moderate browning on end papers, slight browning to p age s, bo ok li ghtly cocked, book lightly cracked at several places - pages holding firmly, small slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small tears and a few chips - mai nly at top /bo ttom of sp ine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling/soft creasing, fading to spine color and slightly at edges, tiny ink smudge on rear panel, old tape residue at top edge - mainly on inside surface. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME., Bowers, Dorrance.  Inscribed.
16 Bowers, Dorrance. Inscribed. NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME.
Self-published, Kelowna, British Columbia, 2009. 
768 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781436335065 Promotional postcard laid in. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE AUTHOR DORRANCE BOWERS JUNE 2009 RECOLL (?), UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MEDICAL SCHOOL TRINITY COLLEGE FLEET AIR ARM ENGLAND & THE U.S.A." "The self-destruction of the highest and mightiest among us seems incomprehensible to the average mortal. One can only ask 'How could it happen?' In the case of the 37th President of the U n i t e d States of America, Richard Nixon, January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974, the answer seems clear. His undoubted intelligence, ambition and industry were simply overwhelmed by his deviousness, paranoia and mendacity. 'Nixon: Acclaim and S h am e' i s a sa d but instructive story. Its message deserves repeated re-telling." Bump at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at top edge, two tears archiva ll y t ape d, li gh t r ubbing and scratches on rear panel,. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH AND BORDER BATTLES AND BALLADS., Brander, Michael.  Musical arrangements by Jimmie Macgregor.
17 Brander, Michael. Musical arrangements by Jimmie Macgregor. SCOTTISH AND BORDER BATTLES AND BALLADS.
Seely Service, London, 1975, first edition. 
300 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0854221050 Music notation, maps. "....(selects) a number of the better-known (Scottish ballads) and place(s) them in their historical setting. Each ballad is introduced by an account of the events which led to its composition and accompanied by a map of the battle where appropriate. There then follows the words of the ballad and the tune or tunes to which it is sung, arranged by Jimmie Macgregor. To aid the unenlightened Sasse nach, those words which are only used north of the border have been translated. It is hoped that in this way the ballads themselves may become more meaningful to more people and that those who live or travel in Scotland will find the book o f u s e w h en visiting the battlefields which gave birth to so many of the ballads." Note: music notation is not provided for all ballads. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, one minor corner bump. light wrinkling at bottom of s p in e, mi no r s oi li ng on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE RAILWAYS PAINTINGS OF DON BRECKON., Breckon, Don.  Introduction by Roger Malone.
18 Breckon, Don. Introduction by Roger Malone. THE RAILWAYS PAINTINGS OF DON BRECKON.
Greenwich Editions, London, 1995. 
80 pp, oblong 8vo (8 7/16" H x 10 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0862880505 Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions, b&w drawings. "Admirers of Don Breckon's unerring blend of a faultless eye for detail and an irresistible nosta lgia for the era of steam will need no prompting to acquire and treasure this beautifully produced book. It is all here: the shapely majesty of the locomotives (with the emphasis on the Great Western, but with all the Big Four well repres e n t e d ) , s e t in landscapes of a 'classical Constable calmness'; the stations, accurate in every evocative period detail; the hidden rituals of the engine shed; the porters, signalmen and passengers who were privileged to play their part in t hi s gl or io us p a no ra ma. The artist himself has provided the commentary, and Roger Malone has written an introduction full of delightful revelations of the life and work of a painter who, he says, 'reminds us of what we are missing in a worl d t ha t h as dis mis sed c har act er and individuality in favour of streamlined efficiency'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, small area of delamination at bottom edge of front panel. Very G ood+ /Ve ry G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BEYOND THE MYTH:  THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC., Brooks, Polly Schoyer.
19 Brooks, Polly Schoyer. BEYOND THE MYTH: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1990 03973242257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
176 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Signed by author on half title page. "Inspired by her love for France, by her determination to see the rightful king rule, and especially by her private visions and voices, Joan (of Arc) overcame the doubts of everyone from her parents to the king himself. Within a year Joan led the French to a resounding victory at Orleans and made possible the coronation of Charles VII in the cathedral of Reims. But after her glorious triumph, conflicts in the French camp, bad advice, and perhaps Joan's own headstrong nature brought her to defeat and finally to imprisonment and trial for heresy and witchcraft. Burned as a witch by the English after what was largely a political trial, she was later cleared of heresy, and eventually canonized. She is now the most popular French heroine and saint. (The author) has sifted through the records of Joan's trial, examined the studies of major historians, and roamed the streets of Domremy to find out who Joan really was. Neither a cardboard saint nor - as few still think - a witch, Joan emerges as a lively, emotional, determined person who believed so strongly in her cause that she overcame every obstacle she faced. Here is a new Joan for a new generation ready to question old legends and to marvel again at her courage and faith." Part of a series of history books aimed at the teenage reader. Light wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's signed bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, a few small light line indentations on front panel and on rear flap, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION., Browning, Reed.
20 Browning, Reed. THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION.
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1995 0312125615 / 9780312125615 Soft Cover Very Good 
445 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The apparent vulnerability of the Habsburg Empire at the time of Maria Theresa's accession destabilized the whole of Europe and, with Frederick the Great's invasion of Silesia, a cycle of violence was initiated that lasted for eight years and ravaged much of the continent. The vast conflict, which involved almost all the European powers and their empires, is the subject of (this book). (It) provides a highly readable narrative of a complex period that fundamentally shaped the European state system. The author explores the often changing war aims of the major belligerents - Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Piedmont-Sardinia, and Spain - and links diplomatic and military events to the political and social context from which they arose." Interior - a few pages with a tiny soft corner bump, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small coft crease at top rear corner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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