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WALT DISNEY'S ELMER ELEPHANT.  948, (Walt Disney.)
1 (Walt Disney.) WALT DISNEY'S ELMER ELEPHANT. 948
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman 1938 Sewed in wraps Good- 
Unpaginated (12 pages including covers), 12 1/8" H. Thick stock - "Linen-like and Sewed". Colorful illustrations with text below. Mickey Mouse helps Elmer Elephant built a house, but before it is complete, the sleepy Elephant decides to take a nap in Pluto's dog house, with disastrous results. Interior - light wrinkling at top/bottom of page gutters, small dent in middle of pages, some pages with a small corner crease, 1" tear at top edge of pages - archivally taped, slight browning to page edges and in gutters. Exterior - creases at top/bottom of spine, some tears at top edge of front and rear cover - archivally taped, creases at bottom corner of front cover, 2" tear at bottom of hinge of both covers, moderate edge wear/rubbing, soiling marks and some small ink stains on covers - mainly on rear cover, small dent on front cover, some surface paper loss at top of rear cover, small dent/closed perforation on rear cover, light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY.  VOL. LXII, No. 4.  JANUARY, 1936., Capt. N. Skentebery; Maj.-Gen. Sir John Headlam, Major C.G.D. Thrupp, Lt.-Col. R.A.E. Voysey, Lt.-Col. C.O. Head, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Bannatine-Allason, Lt.-Col. O.F.G. Hogg, Major J.H. Leslie, et al.
2 Capt. N. Skentebery; Maj.-Gen. Sir John Headlam, Major C.G.D. Thrupp, Lt.-Col. R.A.E. Voysey, Lt.-Col. C.O. Head, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Bannatine-Allason, Lt.-Col. O.F.G. Hogg, Major J.H. Leslie, et al. THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY. VOL. LXII, No. 4. JANUARY, 1936.
Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich, 1936. 
i-xvi, 403-521 pp, + ads, large 8vo 9 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions, map. Among the articles in this issue: The Indian Regiment of Artillery; Marching Through Sinai; A Week with the Royal Indian Navy; "Tanks without Tears"; The Future of the Territorial Army; Our Neglect of Wellington; Campaigning in Java - 1812; Meandering in Morocco; Leaves from an African Diary - An Elephant Hunt, etc. Interior - folding map laid in opposite page 482. Exterior - faint stamp on front cover, slight curling to corners, light soiling to edges of text block, tape repair at top of front hinge, small tear and light wear at bottom of spine, top of spine bumped throughout book, crease to top corner of rear cover and approx. last 20 pages, book lightly cocked, minor edge wear - one tiny closed tear. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NELSON'S FAVOURITE:  HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809., Deane, Anthony.
3 Deane, Anthony. NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.
London Caxton 2003 184067430X / 9781840674309 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Geoff Hunt cover art. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favourite ship. For three of the most critical decades of British naval history, Agamemnon was at the centre of events, fighting at the Battle of the Saintes, Copenhagen and, of course, Trafalgar. Later she served in the West Indies, participating in the Battle of Santo Domingo, and in South American waters until she was wrecked in 1809 in Maldonado Bay, off the coast of present-day Uruguay. This fascinating account of Agamemnon's career highlights all the significant events of the period and portrays the authentic world of the Nelsonic era." Small shallow dint to bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very minor wear at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NELSON'S FAVOURITE:  HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809., Deane, Anthony.
4 Deane, Anthony. NELSON'S FAVOURITE: HMS AGAMEMNON AT WAR 1781-1809.
London Caxton 2003 184067430X / 9781840674309 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Geoff Hunt cover art. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps. "This compelling narrative recounts the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon, a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy, commanded between 1793 and 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favourite ship. For three of the most critical decades of British naval history, Agamemnon was at the centre of events, fighting at the Battle of the Saintes, Copenhagen and, of course, Trafalgar. Later she served in the West Indies, participating in the Battle of Santo Domingo, and in South American waters until she was wrecked in 1809 in Maldonado Bay, off the coast of present-day Uruguay. This fascinating account of Agamemnon's career highlights all the significant events of the period and portrays the authentic world of the Nelsonic era." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, two small faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE:  MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA., Ford, Clyde W.
5 Ford, Clyde W. THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE: MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA.
New York Bantam 1999 0553105442 / 9780553105445 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; A Map of the People and Myths of Africa; Guidelines for the Pronunciation of African Words; List of Watermarks; List of Illustrations and Table; Voices of the Ancestors; The Hero with an African Face; Myths of Death and Resurrection; The Soul's High Adventure; The Heart of the Sacred Warrior; The Way of the Master Animals; The Goddess of Africa; Orishas: Mysteries of a Divine Self; Myths at the Beginning and End of Creation; Closing the Sacred Circle; Endnotes and Permissions; Bibliography; Art Credits; Index; About the Author. "African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny. Many myths reveal the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford also explores the archetypal forces of the 'orishas' - the West African deities that were carried to the Americas in the Africa diaspora." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light knife score mark on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GERMAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II., Hart, S., Dr. and Hart, R., Dr.
6 Hart, S., Dr. and Hart, R., Dr. GERMAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II.
Brown, London, 1999. 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884370 "A detailed reference directory which includes all the main German tracked armoured fighting vehicles and their variants that fought in World War II. Starting with the Panzer I, (this book) devotes a chapter to each of the most important and influential German tanks that were produced up to the end of the war in 1945. Fully illustrated throughout with colour and black-and-white photographs and stunning colour artworks, (it ) covers each main German armoured fighting vehicle - tanks, self-propelled guns, tank destroyers and assault guns. Detailed information is given on each vehicle, including design and development history, variant details and full specificatio n s t a b les. In this way the book builds into an authoritative review of such tracked vehicles as the Marder series of self-propelled guns, the Tiger, King Tiger, Jagdtiger, Jagdpanther and StuG III. However, (it) is not just a directory of tec hn ic a l in fo rmation. Full combat details are provided for all the tanks featured, including the great armoured clashes of the Eastern Front and later in Normandy in 1944. (It) also contains appendices which include detailed specifications and dev elo pm en t h ist ory relating to the other significant tracked German fighting vehicles of World War II. These include the Luchs reconnaissance tank, the Nashorn self-propelled heavy antitank gun, the Elephant (Elefant) tank destroyer and the Humm el s elf -pr opel led heavy howitzer. Finally, (it) contains extensive tables that list German armoured orders of battle for all theatres between 1939 and 1945, as well as detailed armoured fighting vehicle production figures for the whole of World War II." Du st ja cket has some small areas of minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF:  THE LEGACY OF BABAR., Hildebrand, Ann Meinzen.  (Jean de Brunhoff, Laurent de Brunhoff.)
7 Hildebrand, Ann Meinzen. (Jean de Brunhoff, Laurent de Brunhoff.) JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF: THE LEGACY OF BABAR.
New York Twayne 1991 0805782672 / 9780805782677 1st Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "In her unique study of the Babar milieu, Ann Meinzen Hildebrand looks at the de Brunhoffs' complete works, analyzing the thematic development of the stories and commenting on the essential role of the illustrations. Acknowledging the differences between the work of father and son, Hildebrand attributes the series' continuing popularity to the way in which both artists have created an elephant cosmos that is a mirror of a real and ideal life. She shows how de Brunhoff 'pere et fils' have eschewed simple 'animal fantasy' for fascinating characters who respond to everyday situations, both tragic and frivolous, thoughtfully and act on the principles of perseverance, patience, hope, and courage. Hildebrand's comprehensive study establishes the genius of the de Brunhoffs and explains how one kindly, nondidactic elephant in a derby hat has become such a socializing force for young readers.' 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
8 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 1 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. Contents: The Expedient Sherman Jumbos: Up armouring American tanks in the field during WWII; Ashigaru!: Painting Poste Militaire's 90mm Japanese Medieval Warrior kit; Cromwell's Little 'Two-Bee': Assembling and painting the 1:35 scale PzKpfw II Ausf b.; Out of the Jaws of Death: Concluding the feature about a Crimean War diorama begun last month; Luftfaust: Building a German rocket launcher and the figure to carry it; Carthaginian War Elephant: Painting the Andrea Miniatures kit; The Tank Modelling Course: Part two - Finishing off the American half-track conversion; Knight Hospitaller: Assembling and painting Pegaso Models 90mm kit; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Despatch: Readers' letters; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN., Kipling, Rudyard.
9 Kipling, Rudyard. JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN.
Toronto George N. Morang 1902 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Good- Rudyard Kipling. 
249 pp, 9 3/4" H. Light green cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 22 b&w plates (all present) plus additional small b&w drawings. Contents: How the Whale Got His Throat; How the Camel Got His Hump; How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin; How the Leopard Got His Spots; The Elephant's Child; The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo; The Beginning of the Armadillos; How the First Letter was Written; How the Alphabet was Made; The Crab that Played with the Sea; The Cat that walked by Himself; The Butterfly that Stamped. Many pages are wrinkled as though turned by an enthusiastic young reader. Splitting to paper on inside hinges (repaired) but boards are holding firmly with fabric still intact, areas of very light browning on endpapers, very small ink mark on front pastedown, fraying and tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, spine is browned, some edge and corner wear, soiling to boards including a small white paint stain on rear board, 2' thin scuff on rear board, small area of damage at fore-edge of fron board, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
THE UNSEEN UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE.  TERRY PRATCHETT'S DISCWORLD QUIZBOOK., Langford, David.  (Terry Pratchett).
10 Langford, David. (Terry Pratchett). THE UNSEEN UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE. TERRY PRATCHETT'S DISCWORLD QUIZBOOK.
Vista, (London, 1996), Ist Vista printing. 
224 pp, paperback. ISBN 0575600004 "The Unseen University Challenge: Trolls have smashed down the door, there's a banshee on the roof, the river's caught fire, the librarian has turned into some kind of ape, and this is your starter for ten... Q uestions about figgins, DEATH, mind-destoying footnotes, carnivorous Luggage with lots of little legs, quantum butterflies, the magico-numerical significance of what we must always call twice four or seven plus one, and even the precise tax o f t h e G reat Turtle who supports Terry Pratchett's phenomenal planet (via four elephant middlemen). This is a quizbook for fans of fantasy and fun alike - and the ultimate challenge for all Terry Pratchett and Discworld afficionados." Inter i or - cl ea n a nd tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine amd some edges, tiny surface paper loss at top corner of front cover. This is a new, unread book. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORD OF THE DOCTRINE (DHAMMAPADA).  PALI TEXT SOCIETY TRANSLATION SERIES NO. 46., Norman, K.R., translated by with introduction and notes.
11 Norman, K.R., translated by with introduction and notes. THE WORD OF THE DOCTRINE (DHAMMAPADA). PALI TEXT SOCIETY TRANSLATION SERIES NO. 46.
Pali Text Society, Oxford, 1997, first edition. 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (brown cloth, gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 0860133354 "In making (this) edition, great attention was paid to metre, and the results of the analysis which was made are categorised in the section of the introduction entitled 'Metres of the Dhammapada', and are included in the Notes. I have also included there, in as much detail as seemed necessary, the grammatical syntactical and lexicographical information which I found of h e l p when making the translation." - from the Preface. Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper. Near Fine 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE TIGER TANKS.  ARMOR SERIES VOL. 1., Nowarra, Heniz J.; Feist, Uwe; Maloney, Edward T.
12 Nowarra, Heniz J.; Feist, Uwe; Maloney, Edward T. THE TIGER TANKS. ARMOR SERIES VOL. 1.
Aero Publishers, Fallbrook, California, 1966. 
Unpaginated (approx. 52 pp.), small 4to (10 5/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings, color plates. Covers the 'Tiger' series of WWII German tanks, including: Konigstiger (King Tiger), Jagd Tiger (Hunting Tiger), Tiger (P) Elephant, and Sturmtiger (Storm Tiger). Interior - previous owners small stamp on inside of front cover and at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, ver y l i g h t r u bbing/soiling on rear cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHACKLETON:  HIS ANTARCTIC WRITINGS., Shackleton, Ernest.  Selected and introduced by Christopher Ralling.
14 Shackleton, Ernest. Selected and introduced by Christopher Ralling. SHACKLETON: HIS ANTARCTIC WRITINGS.
British Broadcasting Corporation, (London, 1983), Ist edition. 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w and color photos, maps, reproductions. "...throws light on the character and actions of this remarkable man through a chronological selection from Shackleton's own writings, public and private. Much of the material comes from his own books, 'The Heart of the Antarctic' and 'South', both long out of print, which recount the triumphs and disasters of the 'Nimrod' and 'Endurance' expeditions with the freshness and immediacy of the diaries on which they are largely based. Together with his poetry and letters - especially those to his wife, Emily - they build up to the lively self-portrait of a many-sided, complex and fascinating man...Christopher Ralling's biographical notes provide a framework for Shackleton's own words, setting them in their time." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing, one 1" closed tear at top of front hinge, tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. NF/V G 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE WANDERINGS OF MUMFIE., Tozer, Katharine.
15 Tozer, Katharine. THE WANDERINGS OF MUMFIE.
London John Murray 1938 Reprint Hard Cover Good Fair Katharine Tozer. 
111 pp + publisher's advertising, 8 3/4" H. Top edge red. Colour and b&w plates, plus additional b&w drawings throughout. When Mumfie, the baby elephant, meets Scarecrow, they set out on a series of adventures that introduce them to a family of friendly squirrels, witches, a black cat, Father Christmas and others. Mumfie's "courage and kindness outweigh his vices and have given him fame." *Please note: this book is a product of its time and has elements that may cause offense - for example: the "N" word is used several times in reference to a character also referred to as the "Sambo the coloured gentleman".* Light browning on free endpapers and adjacent pages; previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper; tiny foxing marks on last page, page 1 and preceding page; large corner crease on rear free enpaper and last page; varying size foxing marks/light brown stains on some pages - mostly front half of book, soft large corner creases on page leaf 81/82, slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has edge tears (some archivally taped), creases and a few small chips; light browning on spine - very light browning elsewhere; scattered light brown stains and light soiling - mostly on rear panel; small area of front hinge has light fading; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
16 Upson, Nicola. Photography by David Buckland. (Helaine Blumenfeld.) MYTHOLOGIES: THE SCULPTURE OF HELAINE BLUMENFELD.
Elephant's Eye / Overlook Press, Woodstock, 1998. 
160 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879518804 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "....the first comprehensive exploration of Blumenfeld's work, (this book) forms a uniquely detailed study of her development. D ividing her sculpture into eight themed chapters, it concentrates on the major ideas and technical concerns that have preoccupied the artist from the beginning: Two Sides of a Woman; Creation; Metamorphosis; Options; Shadow Figures; Dreams; S o u l s ; a nd, finally, Mythology. Early and recent works are illustrated side by side, highlighting the aesthetic and conceptual growth which has earned her respect from critics and collectors throughout Europe and the United States....(Upson ' s) t ex t il lu m i nates Blumenfeld's intense working methods and reveals how her life - divided between Italy, where she works, England, where she now lives, and the United States, where she was born - contributes to her creativity. Each chapt er pr ovi des a n i ntr od uc tion to the individual pieces, a review of Blumenfeld's contribution to twentieth-century sculpture, and concludes with Blumenfeld's own thought-provoking comments on her work." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wea r/wr inkl ing at top/ bott om of s pine and flap-folds. tiny tear at top of spine. Fine/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF BABAR:  THE WORK OF JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF., Weber, Nicholas Fox.
17 Weber, Nicholas Fox. THE ART OF BABAR: THE WORK OF JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1989 0810918935 / 9780810918931 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff. 
191 pp, 12" H. Bright red cloth with blindstamped Babar on front board, white lettering on spine, yellow endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w and colour reproductions. "Babar was created by the painter Jean de Brunhoff, who produced the first seven books of the series between 1931 and 1937, the year of his untimely death. In 1946 his artist son Laurent took up where Jean had left off. He wrote and illustrated his first Babar book when he was twenty-one and has now done thirty Babar books. In bringing Babar back, Laurent was holding on to an enchanted childhood as well as keeping alive the legacy of his beloved father. The elephant actually had been the invention of his mother, Cecile, who thought up the first adventure one evening as a bedtime story for Laurent and his younger brother, Mathieu. In 'The Art of Babar' (the author) has worked with Laurent de Brunhoff to recapture aspects of the artist's childhood in France and the values that he grew up with. He has a lot to say about how both he and his father used watercolor, and the author has explored this technical aspect of their art. The reader is presented with the development from rough sketches to final illustrations; much of this material has never before been reproduced." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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