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1 Evans, Martin Marix. BATTLES OF WWI: AN ILLUSTRATED ACCOUNT OF WARFARE ALONG THE WESTERN FRONT AND ON THE GALLIPOLI PENINSULA.
London Arcturus 2008 1848371438 / 9781848371439 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9" H). "The Great War of 1914-1918 was among the most devastating ever fought. From the first shots in Serbia to the failed German spring offensive and eventual victory by the Allies, 'Battles of WWI' covers the major campaigns fought on the the Western Front, including Ypres, The Somme and Passchendaele, as well as the conflict on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It examines the introduction of new and terrible weapons - the machine-gun, the hand grenade, and poison gas - while never forgetting the horrific human cost of these innovations. Includes over 130 photographs and battle maps." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
2 Foer, Joshua. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SENSE OF ORDER:  A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART., Gombrich, E.H.
3 Gombrich, E.H. THE SENSE OF ORDER: A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART.
Oxford Phaidon 1980 0714817325 / 9780714817323 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
411 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "After an Introduction on Order and Purpose in Nature, which offers a novel approach to the study of pattern, the first chapters deal with the criticism of ornament, the cult of simplicity and the debates about design in Victorian England, in which such eminent critics as Ruskin, Owen Jones and Gottfried Semper made a permanent contribution to theoretical issues. The craftsman's practice of pattern-making is studied as a response to the challenges of material, of geometrical laws and psychological constraints, after which the author examines the perception and the effects of visual orders in the light of recent research. The relation-ship between psychology and history is the theme of four final chapters which deal with the tenacity of ornamental traditions, their modification by the changing styles and fashions of different periods, the role of symbolism in the origin and the use of motifs, and the psychological roots of the grotesque, oscillating between magic and humour. An Epilogue reviews some of the analogies between the spatial orders of decorative design and the temporal patterns of the dance, of poetry and, notably, of music, not forgetting the 'kinetic art' of our century. This absorbing work, the fruit of a lifetime's interest in the most universal and yet strangely neglected manifestation of human creativity, is based on the Wrightsman Lectures given by the author in 1970 under the auspices of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University." Very minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING., Grey, Zane.
4 Grey, Zane. TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING.
South Brunswick A.S. Barnes 1971 0498077896 / 9780498077890 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
277 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book) was first published in 1928, and has now been reprinted in a new format. With the flick of his rod and a twist of his pen, this well-known sportsman-novelist takes you with him on his trips through inland waters. From Pennsylvania to Oregon, from the calm waters of the Delware to the rushing torrents of the Klamath River, Mr. Grey casts and strikes his way. Salmon, black bass, and steelhead trout come tumbling to his line, though none too easily. There are many disappointments and many battles lost. The author tells stories of his fishing adventures with excitement and zeal. His vivid descriptions of the places he fished and the people he fished with are filled with enthusiasm. You'll learn about his techniques for outwitting the piscatorial species and the variety of baits he experimented with. You'll read about the many types of reels and rods, and those that he used. Come with Zane Grey as he takes you to the Rogue River, the most beautiful stream in Oregon, and the coldest, deepest, and swiftest he ever fished. Read about Ken, a fellow fisherman, who followed his catch down Rocky Riffle, forgetting about the deep channel below. Feel the author's anxiety as he battles with a Chinook salmon on the line. The long tug gave him aching arms and cramped hands, but he won - a prize 57-pound beauty. The 100 illustrations, many of them full-page photographs taken by the author, give you an even fuller opportunity of following every joyous tug of the line." Book slightly twisted, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several very small tears - one with crease, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with light color loss on front panel. 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
5 Marchington, James. KNIVES: MILITARY EDGED TOOLS & WEAPONS. BRASSEY'S MODERN MILITARY EQUIPMENT SERIES.
London Brassey's, London, 1997, first English edition. 1997 1857531876 / 9781857531879 First English Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
153 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "(C)overs the whole range of blades available to the modern soldier, from fighting knives and bayonets, through combat and survival knives, to the versatile multi-tools and folders, not forgetting special purpose blades such as the machete, special forces shovel, combat tomahawk and even the assegai. It is often erroneously thought that these knives were designed solely for killing; this book seeks to show that they are in fact truly multi-purpose tools." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KNIVES:  MILITARY EDGED TOOLS & WEAPONS.  BRASSEY'S MODERN MILITARY EQUIPMENT SERIES., Marchington, James.
6 Marchington, James. KNIVES: MILITARY EDGED TOOLS & WEAPONS. BRASSEY'S MODERN MILITARY EQUIPMENT SERIES.
London Brassey's, London, 1997, first English edition. 1997 1857531876 / 9781857531879 First English Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
153 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "(C)overs the whole range of blades available to the modern soldier, from fighting knives and bayonets, through combat and survival knives, to the versatile multi-tools and folders, not forgetting special purpose blades such as the machete, special forces shovel, combat tomahawk and even the assegai. It is often erroneously thought that these knives were designed solely for killing; this book seeks to show that they are in fact truly multi-purpose tools." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LOVE OF TWO STARS., Park, Janie Jaehyun.
7 Park, Janie Jaehyun. THE LOVE OF TWO STARS.
Toronto Groundwood 2005 0888996721 / 9780888996725 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Janie Jaehyun Park. Signed by author/illustrator.
Unpaginated, 11 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. Signed on dedications page: "Janie Jaehyun Park". In Ms Park's retelling of the Korean legend, "Kyonu and Jingnyo, a farmer and a weaver, live in a kingdom in the starry sky. They fall in love the instant they meet, forgetting all about the cattle to care for and the cloth to be made. This angers the king of the starry realm, who separates them, but he tells the lovers they can meet in the Milky Way once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh moon month. But when the time finally comes, (they) cannot get across the river of stars to be together. Their tears of sorrow cause endless rain upon the earth - until the magpies and crows think of a way to help them." Very small slight bump to corners and top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom of fron panel, top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge wear, tiny tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JEWS AND THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION., Szajkowski, Zosa.
8 Szajkowski, Zosa. JEWS AND THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION.
KTAV Publishing House, New York, 1975. 
280 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0870682709 B&w illustrations. Contents: The World Forgetting, by the World Forgotten; Their Heroism Lies in Their Suffe ring; We are French Soldiers but Not French Citizens; The Legions Works, the Legions Gets No Pay!; The Right to Plunder; Jews Among the Old-Time Legionnaires; Volunteers for the Defense of France; Engage pour la Gamelle; The Revolt of Care n c y ; U n i o n Sacre in an Atmosphere of War-Time Antisemitism; Americans in the French Foreign Legion; In the Atmosphere of Muncih; Again in the Foreign Legion; Forced Volunteers; Demobilization for the Antechambers of Death Camps; In North Af ri ca - " T hi s Ho st il e Place with a Perfumed Name"; Building the Trans-Saharian Railroad; A Most Atrocious Camp; North Africa Liberated - Internees Punished for Hoisting the American Flag; Suffering and Death After the Liberation; Join the Fo rei gn Leg ion o r G o to Pri son ; The World Will Never Understand; The Joint Commission on Political Prisoners and Refugees; Anything Which Might Offend French Susceptibilities Has Been Omitted; Volunteers Forced Not to Fight; "Incredible" Politi cs o f C ompr omis e; Post sc rip t; A ppen dix; Notes; Sources; Index. Minor soiling to front endpapers, previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, minor edge wear, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 70.00 USD
 


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