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RASCALS, VARMINTS & CRITTERS.  DEADLANDS 1006.
1 RASCALS, VARMINTS & CRITTERS. DEADLANDS 1006.
Pinnacle Entertainment, Blacksburg, VA, 1998. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w. "This book has got everything you'd ever want to know about over 50 kinds of things you'd maybe rather not run into on a moonless night (or at any other time, for that matter). The smartest folks wandering around the Weird West never get far without reading the pages of this well-traveled tome. Other folks, well, we usually don't hear too much from the dead, although these days you never can tell...rules for animal sidekicks, new facts on undead, and dozens of adventure hooks to get the Marshal's mind spinning..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and rubbing, slight waviness to top/bottom of text block, flat uncreased spine. NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MANUAL OF CRICKET.  ILLUSTRATED.
2 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
 
 
3 ab Hugh, Dafydd and Linaweaver, Brad. DOOM. HELL ON EARTH. BASED ON DOOM FROM ID SOFTWARE.
Pocket Star Books, New York, (1995), 2nd. printing. 
248 pp, paperback. While Corporal Flynn "Fly" Taggart is defeating demons, zombies and fire-breathing imps on Mars, the aliens start to land on Earth itself... Interior - bookstore stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous own ership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light browning to top of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Alex Taylor Co. TAYLOR SPORTS GIFTS.
New York Alex Taylor Co. Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Gift suggestions from Alex Taylor & Co. - The House That Sport Built - Taylor Building, 22 E. 42nd St., N.Y.C. Covers everything from bridge, golf, basketball, tennis, poker, health exercising, roller skating and shooting to pens, novelty lamps, smoking accessories, desk sets, home movie equipment, book ends, beverage sets and more. No date, but a set of Walter Hagen "De Luxe" Irons (9 club, steel shafted, matched and registered set) is priced at $84.50 and the Taylor "Babe Ruth" Junior Louisville Slugger is listed at $1.00. Interior - one or two small areas of ink smudging on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, one very small scuff on front cover, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
5 Andersen, Johannes C. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS.
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle 1986 0804804141 / 9780804804141 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Richard Wallwork. 
514 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Red cloth with black title block/gold lettering. 16 colour plates, 44 b&w photographs, 13 line drawings, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and Its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia; Kelea and Kalamakua; Uenuku; Fairies and Taniwha; The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui' (Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga); Hina', Sister of Maui'; Pele the Fire-goddess; The Spirit Worlds; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance; Religious Observances; Authorities; Other Books of Hawaiian Interest; Glossary and Index. Small label removal mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing/soiling, two corner bumps, light to moderate edge wear, sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
6 Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip. SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Peter Davies 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of bullets at St Valery. The way he has overcome this handicap, and other more heartbreaking losses, is the inspiring theme of this book. For Colonel Mike has never failed to 'soldier on' in the face of adversities that would have broken lesser men. Whether catching salmon on the Torridge in Devon, creating the beautiful garden at his home near Bideford, planning a new show-jumping course with his specially designed magnetic board, attending St Dunstan's reunions or sitting in his study typing this book, to everything he does Colonel Mike bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and professionalism - just as he did before the war, when, for example, he organised the famous Trick Ride for his regiment, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and show-jumped for England. Chairman of the British Show-Jumping Association and of the British Horse Society for some twenty-five years and now President of the British Equestrian Federation, he has done more than any other single man to make Britain one of the leading equestrian nations in the world, and to stimulate the ever-growing interest in riding as a competitive and leisure sport." Publishers' promotional material laid-in. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top third of both boards and on edges of text bkock, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, heavy creases at top corner of rear flap-fold, tiny foxing marks on top inside edge, some light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear on front hinge, small repair at top edge - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Architects Adventure. (Based on the world of Jhereg by Steven Brust.) DZURLORD. A CROSSROADS ADVENTURE IN THE WORLD OF STEVEN BRUST'S JHEREG.
TOR, (New York, 1987), Ist printing. 
Unpaginated, paperback. Introduction by Steven Brust. "What you are holding is both a game and an adventure. Have you ever read a book and then told yourself you would have been able to think more clearly or seen a way out of the hero's dilemma? In a Crossroads adventure you have the opportunity to do just that. You make the key decisions. By means of a few easily followed steps you are able to see the results of your choices..." A self-directed adventure story based on Steven Brust's Jhereg. Interior - Pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, crease at bottom corner of front cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 40.00 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.
8 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
 
 
BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES., Ashworth, Frank.  Illustrations by Janet Smith.
9 Ashworth, Frank. Illustrations by Janet Smith. BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES.
Mid-Pennine Arts Association, n.p., n.d. 
104 pp, oblong (5 3/4" H x 8 1/8" D) soft cover. ISBN 0950987808 B&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; A Town Amidst the Pennines; Burnley's History; Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest; Local Lore and Legend; Children 's Street and Playground Games; Burnley's Football Club: One Hundred years of Sporting History; A Burnley 'XI'; Burnley Milestones; Local Organisations relating to Heritage of Burnley; Bibliography and Sources Used. Interior - tiny bump at bottom c orner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, small crease at bottom corner of covers. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES., Barker, Cicely Mary.
10 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES.
London Frederick Warne 1998 072324457X / 9780723244578 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cicely Mary Barker. 
127 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Have you ever wondered where the fairies dance at midnight balls or when fairy queens hold court? This delightful book delves into the mysterious private life of the Flower Fairies, revealing their deepest secrets and explaining the work-ings of their invisible communities. A treasure trove of whimsical information, (it) is sure to enchant readers, young and old." Contents: Introduction to the Flower Fairies; The Fairy Court; Homes and Housekeeping; Jobs; Baby Fairies; The Fairy Market; Animal Friends; Food; Music; Dance; Fun and Games; The Fairy Year; The Garden Fairies; The Woodland Fairies; The Meadow Fairies; The Way-side Fairies. Large, neat ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a 1 1/2" clean tear at bottom of front hinge archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOUIS WAIN'S CATS., Beetles, Chris.  With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton.
11 Beetles, Chris. With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton. LOUIS WAIN'S CATS.
Cambridge Worth Press 2011 1849310262 / 9781849310260 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Louis Wain. 
256 pp, square small 10to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions of Wain's art. "During their heyday, in the time before the First World War, Louis Wain's cats, dressed as humans, portrayed (the) stylish Edwardian world having fun; at restaurants and tea parties, going to the Races and the Seaside, celebrating Christmas and Birthdays, and disporting themselves with exuberant games of tennis, bowls, cricket and football. This is a titillating world of cats at play, uninhibited and slightly dangerous, with most group activities likely to turn into mishap, mayhem and catastrophe. This is Wain's world, funny, edgy and animated; a whole cat world. The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain's work was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable and collected worldwide. This new biography will show many images for the first time ever, amongst 300 plates of richness and variety, all of which are reproduced faithfully from the original artwork." Dust jacket has tiny wrinkles at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few slight wrinkles on front flap 
Price: 120.00 USD
 
 
12 Bennett, Mark; Skuka, Tom; Long, Steven S.; Andrews, Kris; Thrush, David. Cover illustration by Larry Elmore. Interior illustrations by Albert Deschesne, Ben Edlund. FANTASY HERO COMPANION II. A SOURCEBOOK FOR FANTASY HERO.
Iron Crown Enterprises, Charlottesville, VA, 1992. 
160 pp, 10 7/8" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. "This all-new supplement contains new spells, magic items, organizations and optional rules for 'Fantasy Hero', the epic sourcebook for fantasy using the 'Hero System'. Both players and gamemasters alike will find valuable information within the 'Fantasy Hero Companion II'...includes rules for ships and naval combat, jousting, new magic options, new organizations, more locations and plenty of GM advice on how to better run a fantasy game... W hat's inside - Playing Fantasy Hero: Twelve new races and character archetypes are presented here, as well as rules for high sea adventures and naval battles. Locations: Four new fantasy settings with floor plans and descriptions. Magic: New optional magic rules, a quick construction method for magic items, and dozens of new magic items from simple potions to mighty artifacts. Spellbook: Twenty-one new spell colleges with hundreds of new spells. Guilds of the Western Shores: Organizations to fill your campaign world, to use as NPCs or as PC backgrounds. These unique groups range from mysterious assassin's guilds to conclaves of mighty wizards." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext erio r - light edge wear, light rubbing, small bump at bottom of spine, creases at bottom front corner, spine flat and uncreased. Good sound copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AGINCOURT 1415:  TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES., Bennett, Matthew.  Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn.
13 Bennett, Matthew. Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn. AGINCOURT 1415: TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES.
Osprey, Oxford, 1999, reprint. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329506 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions, costume/weapon studies. "Immortalized by Shakespeare, Agincourt is an epic of courage and hard fighting. Brou ght to bay after the long siege of Harfleur, Henry V's army was soaked, starving and riddled with disease, and facing a French army at odds of more than three to one. How the English beat off their attackers and slaughtered the flower of F r e n c h n o b ility is vividly described in this volume." Includes sections on 'The Battlefield Today' and 'Wargaming Agincourt'. Interior - very small ink circle at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership m ar ks . E xt e ri or - creases at bottom corner of front cover, tiny corner crease on rear cover, minor rubbing, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Bial, Morrison David. Pictures by Stephen Kraft. THE HANUKKAH STORY.
New York Behrman House 1952 Hard Cover Good Good Stephen Kraft. 
Unpaginated (approx. 40pp.), 8vo (8 3/4" H). Illustrated throughout with drawings by Stephen Kraft. "(T)he story of Hanukkah, written especially for children. Simply, directly, it retells the tale of the Maccabees and how they led their people to freedom more than two thousand years ago. All the drama and meaning of the holiday is conveyed within the clear and concise narrative. There is a section on the ceremonial observance of Hanukkah today - the festive preparations, the special holiday foods, the kindling of the Menorah lights, the lovely blessing, the gay dreidel game for young and old alike." Light to moderate corner wear, four tiny marks on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate at corners, small area of glue residue on rear panel, old price label on front flap, two tiny dents on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S BEDTIME ANNUAL.  1968., Blyton, Enid.
15 Blyton, Enid. ENID BLYTON'S BEDTIME ANNUAL. 1968.
Manchester World Distributors 1968 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Jo Berryman. 
93 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated in colour. A collection of stories, poems, games and puzzles. Full of fairies, goblins elves, wizards, dragons, pixies, toys and animals! Interior - Christmas gift inscription on title page, edges of pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - light rubbing to glossy boards, small bump to bottom of spine, light wear at top corners, small area of discoloration at top corner of front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Boyd, Julian P. Wood engravings by Bernard Brussel-Smith. THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS AT MONTICELLO.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1964, Ist edition. 
58 pp, 16mo (6 1/4" H), stapled in wraps with self-dust jacket. Oxford University Press 'Seasons Greetings 1964' card laid in. B&w illustrations. A look at Christmas customs and festivities in Colonial and post-Colonial Virginia. Interior - staples rusting lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wrinkling to dust jacket, several areas of color fading on dust jacket - mainly on rear panel. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
17 Bradbury, Ray. RAY BRADBURY'S THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES ADVENTURE GAME. (For Macintosh)
Byron Preiss Mutimedia, N.P., 1995. 
CD-Rom in Pictorial box. "Journey to Mars, the mysterious red planet, to embark on an urgent mission that could influence the future of the Earth or cost you your life. Explore the Martian city to uncover the secrets of the mysterious extinction of the Martians and the settlers from Earth. Rumors abound of sightings of Martians and of a potent Martian object that could have a major effect on Earth. But do the Martians still exist? Or are they just illusions? Find the key in the lost Martian archives and unlock the secrets of a lost world! * High resolution 3-D graphic adventure game with fully-animated characters and original music score! * Includes free Martian Chronicle hints and tips for all levels of players ! * Includes direct link to Martian Chronicles World Wide Web Hints and Tips site!" System requirements: Any Macintosh or Power Macintosh with a 68030/25 Mhz or better processor; 13" or larger color monitor (256 colors with 640 x 480 resolution); 8 MB RAM; Macintosh-compatible double speed CD-ROM drive or faster; System 7.0 or later; Quicktime 2.1 or later (included on this disc); Indeo video (include on this disc). Box and CD-ROM have been opened but disc has not been used . Box has light edge wear/rubbing, and some light creasing. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VANCOUVER'S FAIR: AN ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION., Breen, David & Coates, Kenneth.
18 Breen, David & Coates, Kenneth. VANCOUVER'S FAIR: AN ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1982 07748016111 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, tables, maps. "(F)ocuses on the political and administrative history of a highly visible, controversial provincial institution. The book deals with two main themes: the fair's evolution from a small urban exhibit to one of the largest of its type in North America, and the often stormy relationship between the fair directors, residents of the Lower Mainland, city councillors, and members of the provincial government." Contents: Fairs and Exhibitions: An Historical Background; Origins of the Vancouver Exhibition Association, 1907-1910; First Years, 1910-1914; The War Years, 1914-1918; Controversy, Defiance, and Expansion, 1918-1930; Prosperity in Times of Trouble, 1930-1939; The V.E.A. and World War II, 1939-1946; The Pacific National Exhibition: The "New" Fair and the British Empire Games, 1946-1954; Fall from Favour, 1954-1960; Politics of Change, 1960-1973; Vancouver's Fair in Retrospect; Epilogue: 1973-1982; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color, soft creases at top of spine and at top of front panel, minor edge wrinkling elsewhwere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Brimelow, Peter. THE PATRIOT GAME: NATIONAL DREAMS & POLITICAL REALITIES.
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PLEASURES OF THE PAST:  A LIGHT-HEARTED COMMENTARY ON THE ENJOYMENTS OF PAST GENERATIONS., Brooke, Iris.
20 Brooke, Iris. PLEASURES OF THE PAST: A LIGHT-HEARTED COMMENTARY ON THE ENJOYMENTS OF PAST GENERATIONS.
Odhams, London, 1955, first edition. 
175 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontispiece, 16 pages of b&w plates, 80 line drawings. "Iris Brooke, who is well-known for her many authoritative books on English costume through the ages, has gathered together in these pages , a charming record of the pleasures that beguiled the hours of bygone generations that knew neither radio nor television, neither cinema nor jazz. The book, which covers the period from the mid-fifteenth century to the early nineteenth c e n t u r y , i s made up largely of carefully-selected quotations from the works of contemporary diarists, poets and authors, writing of their own pleasures and the sights they witnessed - cameos full of life and vitality, painted in the colourfu l vo ca bu la ry o f t he ir day and age, better by far than any modern description could make them." Chapter headings: Pleasures of the Palate; Sadistic Sport and Sights; Games and Amusements; Ornamental Gardens; Public Parks and Gardens; Dress an d D res sin g; Pri de of Po sse ssion; Travel and Sight-Seeing; Music and Dancing; Masques, Pageants and Spectacles; Conceits and Solaces; Urban Diversions; Fairs and Freaks. Light browning to edges of textblock, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text bloc k, l igh t wr ink lin g an d sl ight browning at top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling - tiny tears and creases at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light foxing on inside surface. Ver y Goo d/Ver y Goo d- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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