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TURKISH FAIRY TALES.
1 TURKISH FAIRY TALES.
Mount Vernon, New York Peter Pauper Press 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good- Vera Bock. 
61 pp, 7 1/2" H. Illustrated in black, white, green & pink. Contents: Kara Mustafa the Hero; The Fish-Peri; The Bird-Catcher and the Crow; Kamer-Taj, the Moon-Horse; Patience-Stone and Patience-Knife. Two page leaves with small dog-ear creases, a few minor wrinkles on free front endpaper. light edge wear to boards, minor soiling on rear board, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
2 Blake, Steve and Lloyd, Scott. With John Baldock. THE KEYS TO AVALON: THE TRUE LOCATION OF ARTHUR'S KINGDOM REVEALED.
Shaftesbury, Dorset Element 2000 1862047359 / 9781862047358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, family trees, decorations, colour and b&w photographs. "(The authors) unearth the truth about King Arthur and the magical realm of Avalon. They reveal how, through their investigations, they traced original key documents which had lain neglected for centuries. By combining the ancient sources with an intimate knowledge of the British landscape, they have managed to cast new light on the Dark Ages. Every piece of the puzzle they have put together fits - perfectly. The authors prove that the stories about Arthur and Avalon are rooted firmly within historical events which took place within a precise geographical setting in Wales; they also expose how and to what ends Arthurian legend has been hijacked for political gain throughout the ages. By establishing the historical facts about Arthur, his knights and the exact location of Avalon, (they) rip away the tissue of fabrication and fairy-tale that has shrouded the true origins of the British people and of anyone claiming ancestry from these isles." Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear, minor browning at inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREENLAND FARERS., Boucher, Alan.  Illustrated by Toni Patten.
3 Boucher, Alan. Illustrated by Toni Patten. THE GREENLAND FARERS.
Constable, London, 1961, first edition. 
182 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Sequel to "The Path of the Raven". "When Halli Thordarson, compelled to serve the 'Raven' for a year and a day, sets sail with Thorfinn Karlsefni, he hopes - and expects - that he has left behind in Iceland the family blood feud which has led to his exile across the seas. But the 'Raven' has no sooner set sail than it is approached by a small rowing boat and a hooded figure, speared by an arrow, begs refuge from pursuers. A nd even in Greenland, home of Eric the Red, Halli is held by the same restless fate which seems somehow connected with the message foretold in the runes on his sword....(a) first-class adventure story in which the world of the early seafar e r s i s s t r ikingly recreated." Tiny faint scuff to fore-edge of textblock, minor soiling to edges of textblock, minor browning to pages, slight shallow bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning t o ed ge s o f t ex tb lo ck. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; browning to spine, flap-folds and some edges; one very small closed tear. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD., Brimson, Samuel.
4 Brimson, Samuel. THE AIRLINES OF THE WORLD.
Dreamweaver, Sydney, 1985. 
256 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 094982500X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "This is the story of commercial aviation - of the individual airlines which grew out of humble beginnings into the corpora te giants they are today. It is also the story of people. People such as Paterson, Six, Boeing, Fysh, Trippe, Hanshue, Plesman, Rickenbacker, Hughes, Frye and many other who pioneered commercial aviation and went on to found some of the gr e a t e s t a irlines in the world. The names of Boeing, Douglas, Lockhhed, Fokker, etc., are synonymous with flying today; but what of other pioneers, of companies which have ceased to exist or have gone out of aircraft building? Here the storie s of d eH av il l an d, Handley Page, Convair, Vickers, Stinson, Junkers, Airspeed, Avro, Bristol, Hawker Siddeley, as well as many smaller companies, are told in the context of the airlines that flew their products. With airline operations so con fu sed an d d epr ess ed to day, this book looks back on their illustrious histories - at the efforts of people who made them grow, at the attempts to halt that growth, at the transition from air travel in splendid comfort only for the wealthy to tod ay's 747 s, D C10s and L1 011s which pack in the low-fare-paying passengers like sardines. All in all, (this) is a fascinating chronicle of the world of commercial aviation from its very beginnings until the present." This is a heavy volum e an d may requ ire e xtra posta ge, depen ding on destination. Light cigarette odor, small bump to top/bottom of spine and to top corners of both boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, very light r ubbin g, thr ee ver y smal l tea rs ach ival ly tap ed, slight fading to spine color. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
5 Christianson, Nora D. TALES OF NORWAY FOR CHILDREN.
New York Vantage Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair S. Storm Syversen. 
75 pp, 81/8" H. B&w illustrations. "Here are exciting tales of Norway's giants and dwarfs, of the kind little nisse, the ugly troll, the horrible draug, the invisible huldre folke. From the beautiful Norseland's dim past and from recent adventures there, (the author) has collected an enchanting group of 'tall tales' to delight America's boys and girls. (She) has visited the old haunts of Norway's legendary 'little people'. She has seen the mysterious stone carvings and other actual physical evidence of strange, unexplained events of long ago in the land of the Norsemen. Some of these stories Mrs. Christianson heard as a child as she sat by her grandmother, who related the old tales to the accompaniement of her spinning wheel. Some she heard directly from the lips of present-day Norwegian farmers and fishermen." Minor edge wear, slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, 2" piece missing from top of spine, small sticker mark on front panel, light fading to spine, several archivally taped tears - one with creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
6 Cole, Adrian. Cover art by Kevin Johnson. OMARAN SAGA. 4 VOLUME SET. BOOK ONE. A PLACE AMONG THE FALLEN. BOOK TWO. THRONE OF FOOLS. BOOK THREE. THE KING OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS. BOOK FOUR. THE GODS IN ANGER.
Avon, New York, (1990, 1990, 1990, 1991). 
374 pp, 370 pp + appendices, 376 pp, 370 pp - mass market paperbacks - 4 volumes. "Omara: The last surviving domain of the human race, where magic is a heresy punishable by death at the hands of Simon Wargallow and his bloodthirsty Deliverers. To this land of repression and darkness comes the giant called Korbillian - an exiled mage crossing ruined dimensions to confront the terrifying forces that destroyed his world. Armed with awesome forbidden powers, he gathers the hidden strength of Omara to his side - leading his small, magical band through mysterious realms of wickedness and wonder...toward the lost city of Xennidhum and the ultimate battle against an all-powerful evil..." Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, light rubbing, edges of textblock browning, books lightly cocked and light creases on spines. VeryGood- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICIAN'S BOY., Cooper, Susan.  Illustrated by Serena Riglietti.
7 Cooper, Susan. Illustrated by Serena Riglietti. THE MAGICIAN'S BOY.
Margaret K. McElderry, New York, 2004, first American edition. 
101 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068987622X B&w illustrations. "The Boy polishes the Magician's wands, and catches the rabbits that the Magician pulls out of hats. But the Boy's favorite job is operating the puppets for th e Magician's famous puppet play, 'Saint George and the Dragon' - until one terrible day when, in the middle of a performance, the Boy can't find the Saint George puppet. The Magician is furious. He points a long magical finger at the Boy, a n d - p o of! - the Boy is suddenly in the strange Land of Story, where he must find Saint George. The Boy's hunt for Saint George is full of adventures with oddly familiar people. He saves the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe from losing her ch i ld re n; he sp oi ls the wolf's plan to eat Little Red Riding Hood; and he narrowly escapes being eaten himself by the Giant at the top of Jack's beanstalk. But the Boy's last adventure is the most amazing of all - and changes his life forever. No chi ld w ho r ead s t his delightful tale by master storyteller Susan Cooper is likely to forget it." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
8 Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan. A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.
Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island Breton Books 1993 1895415284 / 9781895415285 Soft Cover Very Good 
249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling - and then she lets the person tell it as they told it to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still cling to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales - miraculous in detail and in that they managed to survive. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling that a folklorist can expect along the way. Helen kept it all. And read as a whole, the reality and intensity of those smaller pieces reveals their value in among the more finished, well-told tales. (This) is a Maritime treasure." Interior - crease at bottom corner of page leaf 89/90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, minor soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Crossley-Holland, Kevin, chosen and introduction by. (Thomas Crofton Croker, Edward Clodd, Sir John Rhys, George Waldron, Helen Waddell, Sir Walter Scott, Joseph Jacobs, Alan Garner, Thomas Keightley, Hugh Miller, Ernest M. Marwick, P.H. Emerson, et al.) FOLK-TALES OF THE BRITISH ISLES.
London Folio Society 1985 Hard Cover Very Good Hannah Firmin. 
393 pp, 9" H. Bound in quarter black cloth, light green paper boards with a pattern in dark green based on a design by Birgitte Cramer, light green endpapers. Gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Medium brown slipcase. Hannah Firmin's b&w wood-engravings consist of a frontispiece and 57 head-pieces, one of which is used seven times. A collection of folk-tales, legends and fairy tales from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man, under the headings: Fairies; Origins and Causes; Kings and Heroes; Fabulous Beasts; Nursery and Jocular; Ghosts; Fables and Animal Tales; Giants and Strong Men; Historical; Saints and Devils; Enchantment; Envoi. Tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Slipcase has tiny dent on one front edge, light soiling on bottom panel, very small bump at one top rear corner. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS., Crowlesmith, J., Rev.
10 Crowlesmith, J., Rev. STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.
London Aldine Hard Cover Good Fair H.S. Greig. 
172 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red boards with black lettering/illustration on spine and front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. No date, but Xmas greetings on free front endpaper dated 1936. "The stories that follow are taken from Sir Thomas Malory's 'Morte D'Arthur', the great collection of romances about King Arthur which was written in the fifteenth century, and printed first of all by Caxton. Scholars say that Arthur was a British hero, one of the leaders of the Britons against the English invaders in the sixth century. In course of time legends centred round his name in the memory of the defeated race. To the original stories the Middle Ages added others, some of which belonged to later heroes, and, finally, these were combined with various legends of the Christian Church about the finding of the Holy Grail, the cup from which Christ is said to have drunk at the Last Supper with His disciples. Thus we get the beautiful cycle of romances which shines in the pages of Malory's great book. This version has been written for younger children. As far as possible the old-world style of Malory's narrative has been preserved, while the stories chosen are those which seem to present a message to youth." Contents: Introduction; The Sword in the Stone; King Arthur sees a Strange Knight; The Sword Excalibur; Balin, the Poor Knight; The Invisible Knight; The Battle of the Brothers; The Table Round; The Merciful Knight; The Death of Merlin; King Arthur and Accolon; The Lady of the Lake; The Marvellous Giant; The Two Giants; The Disguised Knight; The Shipwreck of Sir Lamorak; Launcelot and the Dragon; Sir Bors in the Castle Adventurous; Sir Gawaine's Rescue; The Knight with the Ugly Coat; Sir Tristram and King Mark; The Story of Sir Alisander; When Sir Launcelot was Mad; Seeking the Holy Grail; Sir Galahad's Shield; Sir Launcelot and the Holy Grail; Sir Percivale and the Lion; The Holy Grail is Seen; Fed by the Holy Grail; The Death of Sir Galahad; The Poisoned Apple; The Lady of Astolat; End of the Table Round; The Death of Arthur. Light to moderate edge wear, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading at top edge of spine, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, wrinkling on frontispiece near gutter. Dust jacket has edge tears and chips, creases on front panel, rubbing/soiling on rear panel - light rubbing elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Cummings, Ray. EXPLORERS INTO INFINITY.
Avalon, New York, (1965), Ist edition. 
192 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Size (matter), Space and Time were the great trinity around which Ray Cummings wrote his most famous novels, and the present story - which appeared as two short serial novels in 1927 and 1928, in Wierd Tales magazine - incorporates all three. The story is set in an indeterminate 'future' where interplanetary commerce is routine, as we see our narrator employed in communications involving the Martian mail. Among his friends is Brett Gryce, son of a famous scientist and inventor. Dr. Gryce has constructed what he calls a myrdoscope. There are, he says, normally invisible rays, akin to light, crossing Space, which this device makes visible. And these rays come from a super-universe, beyond the stars - a universe in which our own universe is but an atom!..." Old price in ink at top of ffep, light edge wear to boards, tiny bump to bottom of rear board, light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear, light wrinkling, small chip and creases at top of rear flap, two tiny closed tears at top edge, a few small indentations. VG/VG- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
AIRSHIPWRECK., Deighton, Len and Schwartzman, Arnold.
12 Deighton, Len and Schwartzman, Arnold. AIRSHIPWRECK.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1978), first edition. 
73 pp, oblong large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photos. "...Len Deighton calls the airship one of the greatest triumphs of structural engineering the world has seen. Through this remarkable collection of photographs, many of them never published before, he bears witness to the magic of those gentle, awesome giants of the sky - 'cathedral arches twisted into a tracery of aluminium'..." Book lightly cracked at pages 28/29 - pages holding firmly, small crease at b ottom of pages 27 to 30. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Dundas, Howard. WRINKLED ARROWS: GOOD OLD DAYS IN WINNIPEG.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Queenston House 1980 0919866417 / 9780919866416 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
111 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w drawings. "Howard Dundas casts an irreverent eye on many of the sacred cows of yesteryear. With humorous insights, he lays bare many of the underlying assumptions so dear to our forefathers. He touches on many issues which are still current in the West: colonial attitudes, male chauvinism, the French fact in Manitoba, the revolution in social and sexual mores. Mentioned in passing are the deals past governments made with the CPR and the HBC, to say nothing of the exploitation of Westerners for Eastern interests. Whether Dundas stretches the truth or not, what matters is that he expresses the feelings of the average intelligent Winnipeg citizen growing up and learning in the most lively and witty of Canadian cities." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light browning to spine, flap-folds and top edge; old tape at inside of top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - some small tears; tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG., Edwards, Tudor.
14 Edwards, Tudor. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TALES FROM A DUGOUT., Empey, Arthur Guy.
15 Empey, Arthur Guy. TALES FROM A DUGOUT.
Century, New York, 1918, first edition. 
269 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering and decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. The author's reminiscences of time in the trenches during World War I. An American serving at the time with British 'Tommies', he also wrote 'Over the Top' and other books about his experiences. Contents: Jim - Soldier of the King; The Pacifist; Private Ginger; The Lone Tree Sentinel; Christmas in a Dugout; A Siren of the Boches; Winning a D.C.M.; Th e F u s i l i e r Giants Under Fire; "Blighty! - What Hopes?"; Rounding Up Spies; "Horses for France". Front inside hinge weak with split paper but holding well, small edge tear (archivally taped) on title page, book cracked at pages 94/95 - ligh tl y c ra ck ed a t fo ur other locations, book lightly cocked, top of textblock is dust soiled, fore-edge and bottom of textblock are lightly browned, light soiling on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, slight fadi ng to sp ine co lor , l ig ht dis coloration on front board, a small light water marks on spine and boards, small bump at corners. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE BOOKROOM:  ELEANOR FARJEON'S SHORT STORIES FOR CHILDREN CHOSEN BY HERSELF., Farjeon, Eleanor.
16 Farjeon, Eleanor. THE LITTLE BOOKROOM: ELEANOR FARJEON'S SHORT STORIES FOR CHILDREN CHOSEN BY HERSELF.
London Oxford University Press 1960 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good Edward Ardizzone. 
302 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "As a little girl, rapt among the dusty overflow volumes of her father's library, in a room that was known as the Little Bookroom, the small Eleanor Farjeon found a treasure house of delight; just such a treasure house is this collection of her own best stories, chosen by herself - 'The Little 'Bookroom'. Contents: The King and the Corn; The King's Daughter Cries for the Moon; Young Kate; The Flower Without a Name; The Goldfish; The Clumber Pup; The Miracle of the Poor Island; The Girl Who Kissed the Peach-Tree; Westwoods; The Barrel-Organ; The Giant and the Mite; The Little Dressmaker; The Lady's Room; The Seventh Princess; Leaving Paradise; The Little Lady's Roses; In Those Days; The Connemara Donkey; The Tims; Pennyworth; And I Dance Mine Own Child; The Lovebirds; San Fairy Ann; The Glass Peacock; The Kind Farmer; Old Surly and the Boy; Pannychis. Bookplate on front free endpaper, tiny erased number on rear pastedown, small soft bump to top corner of most pages, light edge wear, light fading to bottom edges of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at top corner of boards, small faint soiling marks on top of text block, three tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, slight toning at top edge of flaps amd on flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Foster, Robert. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE-EARTH: TOLKIEN'S WORLD FROM A TO Z.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine 2003 0345465296 / 9780345465290 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
569 pp, 8 1/2" H. Map endpapers. "Whether you are a seasoned traveler in the lands of Middle-earth or are visiting for the first time, a proper guidebook is essential to get the most out of your journey. One guidebook rules them all: 'The Complete Guide to Middle-earth". This treasure trove of deftly organized knowledge and information is sure to enrich every reading experience. Every character, from Adaldrida Brandybuck to Zaragamba - every Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf, Man, Ent, Wizard, Orc or other resident of Middle-earth is fully described and accurately located in relation to the events and characters of Tolkien's epic body of work. Colorfully detailed descriptions of Middle-earth's natural and unnatural wonders - from the Misty Mountains to the Mines of Moria - will aid you in following Bilbo and Frodo step-by-step through Tolkien's vividly imagined world. Every star and stream, every creature great and small - everything found anywhere in Tolkien's published writings on Middle-earth is alphabetically listed and cross-referenced for easy access. Plus - Appendixes setting forth the time line of the First Age and genealogies of the great ruling houses of Middle-earth's long and evenful history." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Gantz, Jeffrey, translated with introduction by. THE MABINOGION.
New York Dorset 1985 0880290390 / 9780880290395 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 8 1/4" H. "These eleven medieval Welsh tales were first written down in the 13th century, but were the product of countless generations of oral tradition. This fresh and exciting new translation presents the classic stories in a highly readable, but still authentic style. All the color and energy of the Celtic world emerges through the myths, folklore, history and pseudo-history of Celtic Britain. 'Pwyll', 'Branwen', 'Manawydan' and 'Math' are mythological fragments bound by central, unifying themes. Other stories show British courage and intelligence in Roman and pre-Roman days, while King Arthur makes his first appearance in Celtic prose in a tale of the hero's quest for the giant's fair daughter. Like Cretien de Troyes and Thomas Malory, 'Owein', 'Peredur' and 'Gereint' use the legends of Arthur's court as backdrop and ancient themes as material for heroic and romantic adventure. Just as the ancient mystical world is evoked in these stories so is Wales, whose lakes, valleys and rivers are very much rooted in history. The 'Mabinogion' combines myth and history, reality and illusion, and magic and the ordinary to recreate the essence of ancient Celtic life. Includes: Bibliography, Index, Map of Wales, and a Note on the Pronunciation of Welsh Names." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light rubbing, very light browning to inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND., Goldstein, David.
19 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
 
 
CHIEF ENGINEER:  LIFE OF A NATION BUILDER - SANFORD FLEMING., Green, Lorne.
20 Green, Lorne. CHIEF ENGINEER: LIFE OF A NATION BUILDER - SANFORD FLEMING.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1993. 
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550021958 B&w photographs. "(T)he story of one of the most creative, adventurous, and yet too-often overlooked giants of the Industrial Age - Canada's Sandford Fleming. His influence spanned the North American continent and beyond. As chief engineer of the Intercolonial and Canadian Pacific railways, he shaped and steered the greatest engineering challenge of his day: the laying of the ribbons of railway steel that bound together a fledgling country. He can be credited as well with the telegraph cables that began to criss-cross the globe. Few are aware that it was Fleming who gave us the system of universal time. He also designed the first Canadian adhesive postage stamp, which was issued in 1851. Sandford Fleming's triumphs are all the greater considering the natural and human adversities obstructing every step of his way. Jealousies, back-stabbing, pork-barrel politics, and bureaucratic ineptitude were as intrinsic to mega-projects then as they are now. Fleming's life story constitutes a compelling and universal drama." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has corner crease on front flap. Very Good+/Very Good + 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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