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PERSONAL NOTE., Bruce, Charles.
1 Bruce, Charles. PERSONAL NOTE.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1941 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Inscribed By Author
8 pp, 7 7/8" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Esther Latimer with best regards Charles Bruce". A poem written after the death of Bruce's friend, Sam Robertson, Canadian Press War Correspondent, who was lost at sea through enemy action in 1941. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor edge wrinkling, browning to edges of covers, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
2 Datlow, Ellen & Windling, Terri, editors. Tanith Lee, Delia Sherman, Esther Friesner, Russell Blackford, Neil Gaiman, Greg Costikyan, Jane Yolen, Debra Cash, Brian Stableford, Michael Cadnun, Scott Bradfield, Charles De Lint, Leah Cutter, et al. BLACK HEARTS, IVORY BONES.
New York Avon 2000 0380786230 / 9780380786237 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Thomas Canty, cover art. 
369 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Book club edition. "(S)howcases twenty beguiling tales for the child-that-was and the adult-that-is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite. A lovelorn prince seeking his father's blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair - A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride - A troll-killing, princess-rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries' point of view - In a blistering tell-all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear - . Rich, surprising, funny, exotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional new treasures - as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds, and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft-told tales." Contents: Introduction; Rapunzel; The Crone; Big Hair; The King with Three Daughters; Boys and Girls Together; And Still She Sleeps; Snow in Summer; Briar Rose and Witch; Chanterelle; Bear It Away; Goldilocks Tells All; My Life as a Bird; The Red Boots; Rosie's Dance; You, Little Match-girl; Dreaming among Men; The Cats of San Martino; The Golem; Our Mortal Span; Mr. Simonelli or the Fairy Widower; Recommended Reading. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, two tiny edge tears, small crease at top edge of rear flap, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BLEAK HOUSE., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Peter Ackroyd.
3 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Peter Ackroyd. BLEAK HOUSE.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz" 
874 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book has minor rubbing to leather at top/bottom of hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, a very small dent at on lower rear edge. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
TOO MANY PARTIES, TOO MANY PALS., Fitzgerald, Jack.
4 Fitzgerald, Jack. TOO MANY PARTIES, TOO MANY PALS.
Jesperson, (St. John's, Newfoundland, 1982). 
118 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "...covers celebrated criminal cases in Newfoundland spanning 200 years of history...brings to light many unknown but interesting criminal cases such as the murder of Pat Yetman at Cape Broyle by an American banking skipper, the Michael Whelan story in which Whelan after being sentenced for murder, escapes from Her Majesty's Penitentiary and is never recaptured, and the graveyard crime of James Murphy of Harbour Main...covers more recent crimes such as the infamous Dr. Alfred Valdmanis story, tracing his life from Latvia to Berlin during the Second World War and then into great detail on the method he used to defraud the Newfoundland Government of $470,000..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge - archivally taped, a few small soft creases on front cover, hinge creases. G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND., Goldstein, David.
5 Goldstein, David. JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND.
London Hamlyn 1980 0600363651 / 9780600363651 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
176 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Judaism, has flourished for millennia in a myriad of environments; each has contributed something to the Jewish tradition. Far from being a religion ossified in the world of the Bible; it has produced countless legends and stories, built up on Bible inspiration but reflecting the ideas of the cultures within which they emerged. (This book) explores the core of the Jewish faith by retelling the stories made up and told by Jews throughout the world. The author develops essential ideas of Judaism, including the creation of the universe, the history of man, the history of Israel and the future of Israel. He retells the familiar Biblical stories surrounding the great Biblical personalities such as Abraham, Moses and Elijah. He then goes on to show how their ideas and their characters were developed in the legends and folklore surrounding the Torah, and elaborated throughout the rabbinical tradition. With its great variety of stories told in clear and simple style, written for Jew and Gentile alike, (it) provides a fascinating insight into the wealth and vitality of Judaism." One page with small dog-ear crease - indent on adjacent page, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear panel, some light water staining on inside top surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JEAN BATTEN: THE GARBO OF THE SKIES., Mackersey, Ian.
6 Mackersey, Ian. JEAN BATTEN: THE GARBO OF THE SKIES.
London Macdonald. 1991 0356195732 / 9780356195735 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
465 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), B&w photographs, maps. "Jean Batten, whose sudden disappearance in Majorca in 1982 created a mystery for nearly five years, was one of the great aviation megastars of the 1930s. Her spectacular flights ranked with those of Britain's legendary Amy Johnson and America's Amelia Earhart. Yet, despite her brilliance as a pilot, she remained the least well-known of them all. For the dentist's daughter from New Zealand bu ilt an impregnable wall around her private life - which was dominated, though few ever knew it, by the shadowy Svengali figure of her mother. Drawing on secret memoirs found after (her) death and on hundreds of interviews with people who knew her, this first biography of Jean's sad and elusive life explodes the enduring myths of happiness and perfection that she created for herself. The real Jean Batten emerges as a fascinating woman, who combined bravery and ruthlessness with the stunning a nd seductive beauty she used so effectively to achieve her destiny. After her disappearance, the search for Jean during the mid-1980s went on fruitlessly for five years. But where the diplomatic initiatives of the New Zealand Government failed to find her, the determination of Ian Mackersey - and his wife Caroline - succeeded. In a major amateur detective operation they established at last in 1987 the truth about this remarkable woman's bizarre and lonely fate." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny dint on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE REBEL COUNTESS:  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ., Marreco, Anne.
7 Marreco, Anne. THE REBEL COUNTESS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1967, first edition. 
330 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. B&w photographs. "In writing Constance Markievic's (nee Gore-Booth, born into a well known Anglo-Irish family yet condemned to death for fighting against England in the 1916 Rebellion) story, I have set out to give a full account of herself and her times. I have not set out to interpret the political events in which she figured passively or actively....(and) my account of the Easter Rising is mainly confined to Constance Markievic's own p art in it....The Easter Rising was called the Sinn Fein rebellion by the British, but this was an over-simplification. Of those who fought in Easter Week, the Irish Volunteers (non-Redmondite) consisted of Sinn Fein members, IRB members, a n d s o m e who were neither - not to speak of the Citizen Army (a creation of the Labour movement) who started the Rebellion alone, and Constance Markievicz's militant Boy Scouts, Na Fianna Eireann...." Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/b ot to m o f sp in e , a few light soiling marks on boards, faint small mark on bottom of textblock, very light dust soiling to top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
8 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
 
 
9 Vilnay, Zev. Rendered from the Hebrew by Esther Vilany in collaboration with Max Nurock. THE HOLY LAND IN OLD PRINTS AND MAPS. SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED.
Jerusalem Rubin Mass 1965 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
296 pp, 4to (12 1/2" H). 595 b&w illustrations. Contents: I. General Survey: Foreword; Towns of the Holy Land on Egyptian and Assyrian Monuments; Designs of Towns upon Ancient Mosaics; Views in the Writings of Christian Pilgrims; The Holy Land in Ancient Christian Maps; Illustrations in Hebrew Manuscripts and Prints. II. The Illustrations: Jerusalem and Surroundings; Bethlehem and Hebron; Jericho, Jordan and the Dead Sea; The Negev and the South; Jaffa and Surroundings; Ramla and Lydda; Shechem and Samaria; Caesarea, Dor and Atlit; Haifa and Mount Carmel; Acco (Acre) and Surroundings; The Valley of Jezreel and Mount Tabor; Nazareth and Surroundings; Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee; Zefat (Safed) and Surroundings; The Valley of Hula and Jordan; Transjordan: Gerasa - Philadelphia and Petra; The Desert of Sinai and the Red Sea; Index of Place-Names. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small soft bump at bottom corner of boards, a few tiny light liquid stains on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny/small chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, narrow strip torn from top edge of front flap, some small areas of light soiling and light browning on spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
POLTERGEIST!  A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING., Wilson, Colin.
10 Wilson, Colin. POLTERGEIST! A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING.
London New English Library 1981 0450048802 / 9780450048807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. "The Black Monk of Pontefract began disturbing the Pritchard family in 1966. Bangings in the night, objects flying across rooms, and a mysterious black-robed figure, whose appearances became more and more frequent. The police, the local MP and the vicar were all witness to the extraordinary happenings which continued to plague the household, and all attempts to exorcise the presence were met with mockery. In this definitive work (Colin Wilson) examines the recorded evidence of this and other famous poltergeists. Cases of hauntings have been recorded since ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeist means 'banging ghost', because of their habit of making loud noises and throwing objects around. This book is not about Black Magic. But it is about the strange forces that surround us, and of which most of us are totally unaware. These forces may make us feel uncomfortable and may even terrify us, but there is not point in closing our eyes to them." Chapter headings: Professor Lombroso Investigates; Possession is Nine Points in the Law; Cases Ancient and Modern; The Black Monk of Pontefract; Fairies, Elementals and Dead Monks; The Black Magic Connection; Ghost Hunters and Ghost Seers; Speculations and Conclusions. A few very tiny light stains on title page, a 1"x3/4" area of surface paper loss at top corner of front pastedown - paper is glued to top corner of free front endpaper, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of pages 300 to 328, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates into bottom edge of some pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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