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HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN SUSSEX.  (MURRAY'S HAND-BOOK SUSSEX.)
1 HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN SUSSEX. (MURRAY'S HAND-BOOK SUSSEX.)
London John Murray 1905 Flexible Clothcovers Good- 
174 pp + 48 pp ("Murray's Handbook Advertiser, 1904-1905"), 6 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Title page states "Fifth Edition" and below the publisher information, with the date 1893, "With Index and Directory Revised to 1902". All maps, including one in the rear pocket, are present. Includes an Introduction (Extent and History / Antiquities / Products and Manuacturers / Geology and Traveller's View / Main Roads / Railway Systems / Skeleton Tour / Places of Interest / An Artistic and Antiquarian Tour). Describes a variety of routes, radiating out from London, Hastings, "Tonbridge" Wells, Brighton, Horsham and Godalming, plus an Index. The title for the advertising section continues: "Containing Useful Information for Travellers, Railway and Steamboat Companies, Hotels and Miscellaneous Advertisements." Interior - very light browning to pages except 'advertiser' pages which have moderate browning, splits in paper in inside hinges and book is lightly cracked at two places but holding firmly, small crease at top corner of approx. pages 113 to 124. Exterior - light edge wear to covers, moderate wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, heavy crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into pages up to page 20, light soiling and a few small air bubbles on covers, liquid stain and fading at top corner of front cover and small liquid mark at bottom of cover, browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 KING'S LYNN FESTIVAL 1951 (BROCHURE).
1951 Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
7 3/8" H x 4 15/16" W - light card with centre fold and two side folds - smaller piece of light card with centre fold, stapled. B&w map, black, white and reddish brown illustrations. The brochure for the first King's Lynn Festival held on July 21-28, 1951 with performances by Leon Goossens, Margaret Rtichie, Kathleen Ferrier, Osbert Sitwell, Peter Ustinov, Percy Scholes, Shura Sherkassky, Arnold Richardson, et al. Postage will be reduced for this light item to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light bump at bottom of spine, minor edge browning, soft wrinkle at top of front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 THE CANADIAN AIRBORNE REGIMENT 20th ANNIVERSARY AIRBORNE SPECTACULAR / LE REGIMENT AEROPORTE DU CANADA 20ieme ANNIVERSAIRE SPECTACLE "PARA".
Petawawa The Regiment 1988 Stapled in Wraps Fine 
8 pp (including covers), 10 15/16" H. 2 colour photographs. Bilingual (English/French). The programme for the 20th anniversary celebrations of The Canadian Airborne Regiment, held at CFB Petawawa on the 27th of August, 1988. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE MANUAL OF CRICKET.  ILLUSTRATED.
4 THE MANUAL OF CRICKET. ILLUSTRATED.
London F.H. Ayers Hard Cover Good 
57 pp + advertisements, 16mo (6 1/2" H), orange cloth with reddish brown lettering and decoration on front board, lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. No date, but advertisements reference dates between 1894 and 1896. Contents: Introduction; The Bat; The Stumps; The Ball; The Batting Gloves; The Leg Guard; The Wicket-keeping Gloves; The Dress; Hints on Batting - Playing Forward / Playing Back / The Cut / The Leg-Hit / The Drive; On Bowling; The field arranged for Slow Bowling; The Field arranged for Fast Bowling; On Fielding - The Wicket-keeper / Long-stop / Point / Short Slip / Third Man / Cover Point / Mid-off and Mid-on / Short Leg / Long Leg / Long Field / The Catch; Rules of the Marylebone Club / Rules of Single Wicket / County Qualifications. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 1 1/2" x 1/2' piece missing from bottom of first page, a few very light finger marks and soft wrinkles on first few pages, tiny foxing marks on last page, light edge wear to boards, air bubbles under cloth on both boards, some light soiling and light stains on boards, tiny dent on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
5 THE POST-OFFICE ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR 1836-37: CONTAINING AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MERCHANTS, TRADERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS: AND A SECOND LIST OF THE NAMES OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS, IN GLASGOW AND SUBURBS.
Glasgow John Graham (For the Letter-Carriers of the Post-Office) 1836 Half-Leather Good- 
xv, 341, 118 pp, 7 1/8" H. Brown leather spine and corners, marbled paper-covered boards, black leather title label on spine with gilt lettering, additional gilt date and decoration, blindstamped design. Small label at top of front pastedown: "J. Carss & Co., Bookbinders, 31, Argyle Street, Glasgow." Title page continues: "Classed and Arranged Under Each Distinct Head of Trade or Profession: With a Street Directory: and An Appendix Containing many Useful Lists. Ninth Publication." The first section (xv pp) consists of a Calendar (July, 1836 to December, 1837); Stamp Duties; Index. The second section (341 pp) contains Alphabetical List of Streets, Squares, Places &c. With a Reference to their Situation; Letter Carriers; Glasgow Post-Office Directory (arranged by name); Glasgow Post-Office Directory, Arranged by Profession. The final section (118 pp) is an Appendix of additional information, including: Postages; Foreign Post Towns; English Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in England; Irish Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in Ireland; Scotch Post Towns; Penny-Posts in Scotland; Magistrates, &c.; Hackney Coaches; Porters; Agents for Traders; Harbour Dues; Carriers' Quarters; Messengers at Arms; Tide Tables, etc., etc. Two small ink stains on page 275, inside hinges are a little weak but holding well, moderate staining to edges of endpapers from leather binding - migrates into several adjacent pages, small number in ink on front free endpaper, browning/darkening to edges of text block, wear to marbled boards and leather, staining on hinges. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
6 THE VICTORY, 1941-1945. LA VICTORIE.
Novosti Press Agency, n.p., 1975. 
124 pp, folio, hard cover (pictorial boards - no dust jacket). Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w photos and maps/battle plans, fold-outs at front and rear. A photographic record of Russia during The Great Patriotic War (World War II). Trilingual text - Russian/English/French. Contents: Introduction; Thwarting "Operation Typhoon"; The Sword of Stalingrad; 900 Heroic Days; Exploits on the Home Front Matching the Front-Line Heroism; The Collapse of "Operation Citad e l " ; A n E delweiss that Never Flowered; The Whole Nation Took to Arms; Liberation; The Final Assault; A Decisive Contribution; The Cost of the War. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, ligh t ru bb in g o n g lo ssy boards, areas of light browning on rear board, all corners and top of spine bumped. Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MONTY WOODPIG'S CARAVAN., 'BB'.  (Denys Watkins-Pitchford.)
7 'BB'. (Denys Watkins-Pitchford.) MONTY WOODPIG'S CARAVAN.
London Edmund Ward 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Good Denys Wakins-Pitchford ('BB') 
64 pp, 7 1/2" H. Yellow cloth with dark green lettering on spine, dark green silhouette on front board. Four colour plates (including frontispiece) and two b&w drawings on each page of text. Monty Woodpig (a hedgehog) has a lovely caravan but is lonely until he meets Millie Gonbysi (a dormouse). The two marry and set out on a honeymoon trek to the seaside. They have several adventures that lead them to the conclusion that home in Foxglove Spinney is best. Gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, browning to edges of text block, spine is very slightly twisted, light browning to spine, a few small very light stains on boards, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor corner wear. 
Price: 395.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL., 'BB'.  Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
8 'BB'. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford. LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1950, "First Cheap Edition", with 7s. 6d. price on dust jacket flap. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (green boards with black lettering on spine) in dust jacket. Green, black & white map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Where is Compton Deverell? It may be anywhere you choose in the English countryside, because ' BB' has drawn a living picture of that sort of delightful old house among fields and woods, the ideal English home which thousands remember from their childhood or hope to have in that future for which they work and plan. The letters are w r i t t e n b y a countryman to a younger friend abroad and they describe the routine of country life throughout the months of the year as it engages an active man with a contemplative mind. They recount the discovery of the small signs of spri ng , th e de li gh t s of summer and long days spent in the open air, and the white beauty of the winter which the townsman hardly knows. Here then is a tranquil book designed for casual reading, calling up the very sights, sounds and smells of th e E ng lis h cou ntr ysi de . It is one of the most intimately observed of 'BB's' books, and one of the most endearing." Minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear/ wrin kli ng - m ainl y at top /bo tt om o f spine and flap-folds, browning to spine and flap-folds, a few very small closed tears and tiny chips, a 2 1/2" closed tear on front hinge - archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.  A FACSIMILE EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT, TOGETHER WITH ITS CODICILS, APPENDED INVENTORIES, LETTERS AND INSTRUCTIONS, PRESERVED IN THE FRENCH NATIONAL ARCHIVES., (Bonaparte, Napoleon).  Commentaries by Jean-Pierre Babelon and Suzanne D'Huart.  Translated from the French and introduced by Alex de Jonge.
9 (Bonaparte, Napoleon). Commentaries by Jean-Pierre Babelon and Suzanne D'Huart. Translated from the French and introduced by Alex de Jonge. NAPOLEON'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. A FACSIMILE EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT, TOGETHER WITH ITS CODICILS, APPENDED INVENTORIES, LETTERS AND INSTRUCTIONS, PRESERVED IN THE FRENCH NATIONAL ARCHIVES.
Paddington, New York, 1977. 
106 pp, + 6 pages of b&w illustrations, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0448221861 " 'France, armee, tete d'armee, Josephine...' These were the strangely moving, strangely revealing last words spoken by Napoleon Bonaparte as he lay dying on the isle of S t. Helena in 1821. Ever since, they have contributed to the popular heroic image of the man who commanded the loyalty of millions, conquered almost the whole of Europe and lost the woman he loved. But his will, reprinted here in facsimile a n d t r a n slated into English for the first time, throws fascinating new light on one of the most enigmatic and extraordinary figures in history. From the detailed lists of his shirts and snuff boxes to the distribution of millions of francs, fr om h i s bi tt er denunciation of the 'English oligarchy and their hired assassin' to his fervent attempts to keep the Napoleonic legend alive through his son, 'The Last Will and Testament' illustrates the contradictions of the Corsican turned Fre nch man , th e ' pet it caporal' turned 'Empereur', the man turned superman and, finally, the man." Interior - light cigarette odor, slight browning in margins of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light brow ning t o e dges of tex t block, browning to edges of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.  VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.  SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED., (Debrett)
10 (Debrett) DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND. SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.
Printed by J. Moyes, London, 1825, 16th edition, considerably improved. 
v-x, 549-1218 pp, + 2 pp ads, 16mo (6 11/16" H), three-quarter leather (leather spine and corners with gold outlines, gold lettering/decoration on spine), paper-covered boards. VOLUME II ONLY. Contents: Peerage of Scotland - Dukes; Marquesses; Ea rls; Viscounts; Barons. Peerage of Ireland - Duke; Marquesses; Earls; Viscounts; Barons; Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland. English titles conferred from the accession of Geroge III; English titles extinct from the accession of George I I I ; E n g l i s h titles extinct, dormant, and in abeyance, from the Conquest; Forfeited English titles; Scots titles extinct or dormant; Scots titles forfeited; Irish titles conferred from the accession of George III; Irish titles extinct; Irish t it le s f or fe it ed , either attainted or outlawed; Irish titles granted by James II., after his Abdication; English and Irish Peerages conferred or restored by each of our Sovereigns during their respective Reigns; Number of Chaplains the Pee rs may qu al ify ; K nig hts of t he Most Honourable Order of the Garter; Knights of the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle; Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath; Knights Grand Crosses; Knights Commanders; Companions of the Order of the Bath ; K nigh ts o f t he M ost Illu stri ous Ord er of St. Patrick; Order of St. Michael and St. George; Alphabetical List of the Present Knights of England; Names of British Subjects who have been invested with Foreign Orders of Knighthood; Alphabetica l Li st of the Marr ied D augh ters of Pe ers. So ft crease at top corner of last three text pages, faint erased pencil numbers on free rear endpaper, light edge wear - a few very small scuff marks, light rubbing and small light liquid mark on re ar bo ard, v ery l ight rubbin g on front board , ver y sma ll light stain on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
FUJIWARA TEIKA'S SUPERIOR POEMS OF OUR TIME.  A THIRTEENTH-CENTURY POETIC TREATISE AND SEQUENCE., (Fujiwara Teika).  Translated, with an introduction and notes by Robert H. Brower and Earl Miner.
11 (Fujiwara Teika). Translated, with an introduction and notes by Robert H. Brower and Earl Miner. FUJIWARA TEIKA'S SUPERIOR POEMS OF OUR TIME. A THIRTEENTH-CENTURY POETIC TREATISE AND SEQUENCE.
Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 1967, first edition. 
148 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Bilingual text (romanized Japanese and English) on facing pages, with annotations. "This is a complete translation of an important document of traditional Japanese poetics: the 'Kindai Shuka' of F ujiwara Teika (1162-1241), one of the greatest Japanese poets and critics. The work consists of a short critical essay by Teika and a carefully arranged sequence of eighty-three poems by other hands. His essay discusses the state of poetry i n t h e early thirteenth century and offers advice and standards for aspiring poets; the sequence of poems teaches the same standards by example. Despite the title, the poems are taken from the full range of Japanese poetry to Teika's time, wit h em p ha si s o n the precding three centuries. Pehaps the most striking characteristic of the sequence is the unique construction. As the translators demonstrate in their Introduction and commentary, the poems are linked by subtle techniques of as soc ia tio n a nd p rogression into a unified whole that can be read as a single long poems of more than 400 lines." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front end paper. Dust jacket has been price clipped, very small closed puncture tea r o n fr ont hin ge, sli ght fading to color on spine, flap-folds and some edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY., Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar.
12 Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar. TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY.
Al Shark, Jerusalem, 1986. 
144 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Bilingual text (Arabic/English). Largely focuses on the wedding costumes (dresses, shawls, hats, veil s and jewelry) of Palestinian brides of different regions. Light scuffing to bottom edge of rear board and at corners, bump at bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970., Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M.  With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski.  Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor.
13 Abler, Thomas S., Weaver, Sally M. With Claire C. Veillette and Iris V. Yuzdepski. Case Law Digest prepared by Douglas E. Sanders with Paul C. Taylor. A CANADIAN INDIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1960-1970.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1974 0802020925 / 9780802020925 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
732 pp, 9 1/4" H. "This bibliography lists and annotates material published between 1960 and 1970 of interest to the serious student of the Indians and Metis in Canada. A team of researchers worked through books, monographs, journals, theses, unpublished papers and reports, publications by Indians, and federal and provincial government documents to generate over three throusand entries covering a multi-disciplinary range of aspects of current society and culture. Some aspects such as physical anthropology, biomedicine, archaeology, and linguistics had to be excluded, however. Both English- and French-language sources were covered. The entries are arranged by topic or tribe, and there is an index to assist in cross-reference or finer selection. Of special note is the Case Law Digest, which describes briefly the facts and decisions of all significant legal cases involving Indians since 1867. The systematic exposition of these decisions should help increase understanding of the legal situation in which Indians now live." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
14 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
 
 
CASTLES OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
15 Airne, C.W. CASTLES OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - staples are rusty, very light browning to pages, very soft crease down title page, browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers and to edges of textblock, s t a p l e s r usting, very light wear on spine, soft crease down front cover, corner crease on front cover. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PERSON & PLACE:  A CANADIAN GARLAND., Alden, John, foreword by.  (Inscribed by John Alden.)  (L'Ange, Pierre Motin, Marc Lescarbot, Roger Viets.)
16 Alden, John, foreword by. (Inscribed by John Alden.) (L'Ange, Pierre Motin, Marc Lescarbot, Roger Viets.) PERSON & PLACE: A CANADIAN GARLAND.
G.K. Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, 1974. 
Unpaginated (approx. 27 pp.), 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Produced as a Christmas gift by G.K. Hall & Co., 1974. INSCRIBED BY JOHN ALDEN ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Frontispiece is reproduction of monograph poem by Marc Lescarbot, 1618. Reproduces three poems , two from the seventeenth century in French on the subject of Champlain's explorations and one from the eighteenth century in English entitled Annapolis Royal. Interior - previous owners bookplate on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover, slight crease at top of spine/rear cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LIGHT OF DAY., Ambler, Eric.  Signed.
17 Ambler, Eric. Signed. THE LIGHT OF DAY.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1963, Ist American edition. 
243 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Map endpapers. "...Mr. Ambler returns to one of his favorite haunts - Istanbul, the most Oriental of Europen cities. The protagonist is a down-at-the-heels adventurer with the somewhat discordant name of Arthur Abdel Simpson. By birth Arthur is half English, half Egyptian; by nature - or inclination - he is wholly disreputable. For years he has led a perilous and impecunious existence as a pimp, pornographer, and petty thief, but when he suddenly finds himself involved in a mysterious international conspiracy, Arthur comes to the terrifying realization that he has finally overreached his talent for shady dealing, and that he is up to his neck in very serious trouble!" Previous owners name in pencil on back of page facing half-title page, very light browning to edges of boards and on spine, tiny faint mark on dyed top edge of textblock. Dust jacket has wrinkling along top edge, light edge wear - a little more at top of spine and flap-folds, one 1/2"closed tear a few tiny chips, light browning to spine, flap-folds, panels and flap edges, small closed tear on rear hinge, now protected in mylar sleeve . VG/G + 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE ALTERATION., Amis, Kingsley.
18 Amis, Kingsley. THE ALTERATION.
London Jonathan Cape 1976 022401305X / 9780224013055 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Tom Adams, dust jacket art. 
208 pp, 8" H. "It is 1976, but things are not the same. Due to a slight alteration in history involving Catherine of Aragon, Martin Luther, Thomas More and others, a Holy Victory was won in an event called the War of the English Succession, and today England, like most of the world, is virtually ruled by a Machiavellian Pope who hails from Yorkshire. Piety is rampant, science is a forbidden word and New England is a wild abode of exile for Schismatics and common criminals. Hubert Anvil is simply the best boy singer in living memory, and the Abbot is soon to propose that he undergo a simple operation to preserve his heavenly voice at the cost of his earthly pleasure. Hubert's pious father agrees to the 'alteration', reassuring the boy that his voice is a special gift from God and that, as he will never experience manhood, he won't miss it. Hubert's more wayward mother is forced to admit that the love of men and women, though less exalted than the love of God, is a very powerful force indeed, and the family confessor, who is also her lover and an overbold foe of authority, has to agree. With his suspicions aroused that the glory of God may not be much compensation for what he will be missing - Hubert plans his escape - into a world where to be a runaway is a dangerous crime and a deadly sin." Front pastedown is trimmed to edge of front board instead of being inset from edge, slight fading to color on top of text blcok near spine, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Amundsen, Roald. Translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. THE SOUTH POLE: AN ACCOUNT OF THE NORWEGIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION IN THE "FRAM", 1910-1912. (2 VOLUMES IN 1.)
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976, facsimile reprint of John Murray, 1912 editions. 1976 0771001304 / 9780771001307 Facsimile Reprint of John Murray 1912 Ed Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
393 pp + 449 pp (2 volumes in 1), 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps (1 fold-out), fold-out plan of the 'Fram'. "In the southern spring of 1911 two separate expeditions left their respective winter quarters in Antarctica in a desperate bid to achieve the glory of being first at the South Pole - a British party, led by Captain R.F. Scott, and a Norwegian one under Captain Roald Amundsen. Scott reached the Pole on 18 January 1912, only to find that the Norwegains had forestalled him over a month previously. Disconsolate, Scott and his four companions retraced their footsteps across the polar plateau, a 'via dolorosa' which was to lead to the deaths of all five from hunger and exposure. Scott's edited diary of the events has been a perennial bestseller ever since. Amundsen's own account, translated into English as 'The South Pole', never achieved the same popularity. Lacking in personal charisma, Amundsen was to some extent a victim of British chauvinism, which stereotyped him as a devious foreigner not above gaining the Pole by a deceitful stratagem and, worse by far, sacrificing his dogs to do so. His complaint in later years that British schoolchildren were being taught to regard Scot t as the true discoverer of the South Pole was probably no exaggeration. Today we can look back to these distant events more dispassionately, and freely give Amundsen the credit that is his due. He was a truly professional explorer who took pains to put all his theories to the test and left nothing to chance. 'The South Pole', which so successfully exemplifies Amundsen's philosophy of exploration, is a polar masterpiece which deserves to be in print again after so many years in limbo." Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, a few edge creases and tiny tear archivally taped on fold-out map at rear, tiny speck on top of textblock, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, ghost sticker mark on front panel, some darkening to flap-folds and spine edges, very light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, very small scuff mark on front panel. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE MERMAID., Andersen, Hans Christian.  Afterword by Claire Booss.
20 Andersen, Hans Christian. Afterword by Claire Booss. THE LITTLE MERMAID.
Avenel JellyBean Press 1993 0517064952 / 9780517064955 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Charles Santore. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "This magnificent edition combines the original and authentic story, as it was written by Hans Christian Andersen more than one hundred and fifty years ago, with dazzling illustrations by Charles Santore, in a spectacular vision that is as fresh as it is profoundly moving. Faithful to Andersen's story as it was first published in Denmark in 1837, this classic translation includes all the fascinating episodes in the life of the brave and resourceful child-woman of the sea, who falls in love not only with the handsome prince but also with the idea of becoming a human being. It tells of her courage and steadfastness in pursuing her goals, through pain, hardship, and sacrifice. There have been many translations of this fairy tale, but this edition presents the original story in all its wonder, essentially as it was translated with grace and elegance by Mary Howitt, a correspondent and friend of Andersen, who introduced his work to the English reading public." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear archivally taped at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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