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PRAGUE WINTER:  A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948., Albright, Madeleine.  With Bill Woodward.
1 Albright, Madeleine. With Bill Woodward. PRAGUE WINTER: A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948.
New York Harper 2012 0062030310 / 9780062030313 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)akes readers from the Bohemian capital's thousand-year-old castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the highest councils of European and American government. Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland's tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descrip-tions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exiled leaders and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are nevertheless shaped by concepts familair to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong. At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, 'Prague Winter' serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past - as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC., Arner, Frederick B., commentary.  (William H. Armstrong.)  Foreword by Charles T. Joyce.
2 Arner, Frederick B., commentary. (William H. Armstrong.) Foreword by Charles T. Joyce. RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Rockbridge, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1999, first edition. 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1883522153 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Regarded as anonymously written fiction when it was originally published in 1864, this rollicking story of the way it was in the Union 's Army of the Potomac is a thinly disguised tale of truth. It is, in fact, a scathing attack on the character and military ability of Gen. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys. The author, Lt. Col. William H. Armstrong of the 129th Pennyslvania Voluntee r I n fantry, risked a libel action to send his message, yet he recognized that abuses within the system could not be addressed without first being exposed. The tale also includes a vivid, firsthand description of the brutal history of the 129th a nd th e Tyler Brigade and poignant stories of its men - Frederick B Arner's perceptive and comprehensive commentary identifies the main players and units and taps primary sources that support Armstrong's point of view - A masterpiece of historic sl eut h ing a nd disciplined research, this volume may change the way some historians view General Humphreys." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MY LIFE IN ART., Bemelmans, Ludwig.
3 Bemelmans, Ludwig. MY LIFE IN ART.
New York Harper & Brothers 1958 Hard Cover Very Good Good Ludwig Bemelmans. 
64 pp + 32 pp of colour reproductions of gouaches and oils done between 1954 and 1958, 12 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout text, plus tipped-in colour frontispiece and one other, followed by colour plates. Ludwig Bemelmans was famous for his 'Madeline' books. "A book to delight the spirit as well as the eye, 'My Life in Art' begins with the delectable world of Mr. Bemelmans' childhood on the shore of the Traunsee in Austria. The artist then recounts his misadventures in Paris where, painting meanwhile, he attempts to turn a ramshackle bistro into a smart cafe with the help of a famous restauranteur and a few clochards. It is in Ville d'Avray, in an old ruin converted into a studio, that (he) suffers the initial despairs and frustrations of painting with oils. His success in the medium is attested to by the many color reproductions in this book. The text, with its accompanying drawings, is 'about how and why and where they were painted,' says Mr. Bemelmans." Very light edge wear with a few tiny dents, four letter pen notation at top of front pastedown, light browning to edges of free endpapers. Dust jacket has light browning, a few small edge chips, is price-clipped, one or two small edge tears with creases, light soiling/rubbing, light water stains at top/bottom edge of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGH WORLD., Bemelmans, Ludwig.
4 Bemelmans, Ludwig. THE HIGH WORLD.
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Ludwig Bemelmans. 
113 pp, 9 1/4" H. Orange/brown cloth with white lettering on spine, blue illustration on front board. Blue & white pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, colour plates. By the author/illustrator of the Madeline books. "High in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol lived the Amrainer family. They lived in a cabin wedged in among the boulders, and their life was simple and happy. But one day the Amrainers' peaceful existence was disrupted. They had gone down to the little village to spend Christmas with their relatives, the Maybocks, who kept the inn - but as the two families were sitting down to enjoy their goose dinner, an imposing-looking gentleman arrived and began demanding their attention and ordering them about. Before many days the Amrainers learned why the official had come to the little village and they realized that his mission would destroy the tranquillity of their lives. It took a near catastrophe to make the Oberministerialrat change, but change for the better he did - his heart became warm and even the expression on his face changed - and once a man starts to have love for his fellow creatures and does good, he can but continue to do so." "The incidents revolving around the avalanche in (this book) are true and are based on an account of it told to Mr. Bemelmans by an officer of the Tyrolean Gendarmerie who took part in the rescue." Small Christmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, light browning on inside hinges, light toning in margins of pages, slight fading to colour on spine and at board edges, very small worn area at top of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has small edge tears and chips, edge wrinkling/creasing, light sun fading/browning on spine and edges of front panel, light browning on rear panel and top edge of flaps, very light soiling, two small water marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Nami Matsuo Scott. 
284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.
6 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Minor colour loss at top of free front endpaper due to pencil erasure, book slightly cocked, tiny dint on top edge of front board, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped on front flap, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight at top/bottom of flap-folds, two soft creases on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.  Artwork by Ron Lowry.
7 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. Artwork by Ron Lowry. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Top corners of both boards are bumped. Dust jacket has creasing at top of flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL., Brand, Max.
8 Brand, Max. FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1996. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1557500886 B&w photographs, maps. "(A)fter more than fifty years and a string of fortunate coincidences, Brand's stirring account of the 212th Marine Fighter Squadron's operations at Guadalc anal in 1942 has been set in print. Once of the very first examples of oral history, this treasure trove of personal and historical detail was the result of hundreds of hours of interviews with the pilots and ground crew of the 212th, as wel l a s w i th Marine infantrymen and Navy personnel, conducted soon after the events took place. Stories of thrilling, yet deadly, air-to-air combat are recounted in the words of the men who were there - who also share their innermost thoughts abo ut fe ar , c ou rage, and their resolve to defeat the Japanese. Lost when Brand was killed while covering the Italian campaign for Harper's magazine, this unique and important find wuld never have appeared in print except for a meeting of squadro n v e ter ans a nd the author's daughter. Graced with the poetic spirit and descriptive powers of his well-loved novels, Brand's account deserves a place among the classics of World War II literature for both its literary merit and its rich legac y of p erso nal ins igh ts i nto one of the pivotal campaigns of the Pacific War. In addition to being a revealing and informative historical bonanza, this work serves as a dramatic, inspirational testament to the men of an outstanding squadron wh o tri ump hed u nder dur ess, and to their legendary squadron commander, Lt. Col. Harold (Joe) Bauer, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor." Dust jacket has light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Broughton, R. Peter. LOOKING UP: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA.
Toronto Dundurn 1994 1550022083 / 9781550022087 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "One hundred and twenty-five years ago eight men met on December 1, 1868, to form the Toronto Astronomical Club. Among them were a tailor, a teacher and a cabinet-maker. How surprised these ordinary citizens would be to see that their little group has grown into an organization of over 3000 members in all parts of the country, in the United States and overseas. Twenty-two cities from St John's to Victoria have local chapters or 'Centres' of the RASC. Novices and naturalists, amateurs and professional scientists all play important roles in this remarkable success story. General readers will be surprised to find out what amateurs can learn from the sky, at meetings and through the Society's publications. Leaders of other volunteer organizations, educators looking for ways to promote greater appreciation of science, and local historians interested in the role of the Society in the life of their communities will find helpful ideas in this book. And members themselves will be better equipped to make decisions for the future through an appreciation of the development of the Society, its individual Centres and the men and women who have led them." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small shallow dents at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top rear edge and at bottom of spine, minor rubbing, 2" faint scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Brown, Palmer. CHEERFUL.
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1957. 
58 pp, 16mo (6 1/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Charmingly illustrated in color and b&w. The story of Cheerful, a little mouse born in a city church, who dreamed of living in the countryside. Very light browning to endpapers, minor browning t o pages, light browning to edges of textblock, previous owners bookplate/date/name on free front endpaper, slight browning to edges of boards and on spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a few tiny chips, two small closed tears, light b r o w n i n g t o edges and flap-folds - moderate browning and small light waterstain on spine, very light edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling, tiny dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
HISTORICAL ATLAS OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY.  5 BOOK SET.  VOLUME I: THE WAY OF THE ANIMAL POWERS, PARTS 1 & 2.  VOLUME II: THE WAY OF THE SEEDED EARTH, PARTS 1, 2 & 3., Campbell, Joseph.
11 Campbell, Joseph. HISTORICAL ATLAS OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY. 5 BOOK SET. VOLUME I: THE WAY OF THE ANIMAL POWERS, PARTS 1 & 2. VOLUME II: THE WAY OF THE SEEDED EARTH, PARTS 1, 2 & 3.
New York Perennial Library / Harper & Row 1988 Soft Cover Very Good 
5 book set, 14" H, profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions. Comprising Volume I: The Way of the Animal Powers in two parts and Volume II: The Way of the Seeded Earth in three parts. Volume I, Part 1: Mythologies of the Primitive Hunters and Gatherers - 125 pp + appendices, 1988, first printing - Chapter headings: The Mythological Dimension; The Living Ground; The Awakening of Awe; The Peopling of the Earth; Early Hunters of the Open Plain; Living Peoples of the Equatorial Forest; Appendices. Volume I, Part 2: Mythologies of the Great Hunt - pagination runs 128 - 276 + 'Art as a Revelation', 1988, first printing - Chapter headings: Art as a Revlation; The Migration of X-Ray Style Art; Myths of the Australian "Dream Time"; Circumpolar Cults of the Master Bear; The Bear Cult; Shamanic Lore of Siberia and the Americas; The Siberians; Myths and Tales of the North Pacific and Arctic Folktales of the Maritime and Reindeer Koryak; Eskimo Tales; Four Raven Episodes from the American North Pacific Coast; The Idea and Ideas of God; Mythologies of the North Pacific Coast - Landscape and Culture; The Woodland Indians; Prehistoric Societies in the American Midwest; The Rocky Mountain Medicine Wheels; The Plains Indians; Myths and Tales of the Northern Plains - ThreeBlackfoot Medicine Legends; Mythologies of the North American Southwest; Not Man Apart; Cultural Geography; At the Uttermost Part of the Earth - Myths of the Selk'nam of Tierra del Fuego; Myths of the Yamana of Tierra del Feugo; Appendices. Volume II, Part 1: The Sacrifice - 126 pp, 1988 - Chapter headings: Prologue - Of the Will in Nature - Agricultural Origins and Dispersals - Diffusion, Convergence, and Parallelism in the Formation of Cultures - Two Ways to Rapture; The Sacrifice: The Prime Symbol - The Myth - The Festival - The Offering - The Historical Forms; Appendices. Volume II, Part 2: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The North Americas - pagination runs 116 - 251 + appendices, 1989 - Chapter headings: Agricultural Origins in the New World (Two Agricultural Systems / From Nomadism to Seed Gardening); North American Agriculturalist Rites and Myths (The Northeast Woodland / The Iroquois / The Algonquians / Tales of the Northeast Woodland / The Southeast / The People of the Trail of Tears / The Origin of Maize and Game); Appendices. Volume II, Part 3: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Middle and Southern Americas - pagination runs 252 - 387 + appendices, 1989 - Chapter headings: Agricultural Developments in the Mesoamerican Matrix (The Tide of History / The Olmec Enigma); Agricultural Rites and Myths of Middle America (Southwestern North America / Northwest Mexico: The Huichol / A New World Discovered and Divided / The Antilles); South American Agricltural Rites and Myths (The South American Rain Forest / The Pacific Coast); Appendices. **Please Note: This is a heavy set and extra postage will be required for shipping outside of Canada/United States.** Interiors - light toning to edges of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - Volume I, Part 1 has a small corner crease on front cover, some covers have minor edge wrinking and/or very light rubbing - Volume II, Part 3 has slightly more rubbing but no colour loss. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
FAST CIRCUIT., Carter, Bruce.  (pseud. of Richard Hough.)
12 Carter, Bruce. (pseud. of Richard Hough.) FAST CIRCUIT.
New York Harper & Brothers 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
181 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). Layout of Silverstone. "Nick Bailey, the hero of 'Four-Wheel Drift', has now become the number one driver on the works team of Sir Reginald Yates, blustery owner of Yates Carburetors, Ltd. With the aid of his friend Sam Jetson, the brilliant mechanic with the inquiring mind and nimble fingers, Nick has pushed his Lioness to victory in the Monaco and Dutch Grand Prix and hopes to finish the season as World Champion. Then in the trial runs for the Belgian Grand Prix, the Lioness of the team's number two driver, Eddy Lash, is sabotaged and cracks up. Eddy is seriously injured, and Sir Reggie's top-secret fuel-injector is missing from the wrecked car! More troubles follow (and) Nick's bid for the World Championship seems doomed, as victory eludes him in one race after another. In a book that is as packed with thrills as any Grand Prix, Bruce Carter once again proves himself to be a masterful storyteller with a thorough knowledge of racing men, machines, and events." Small light soiling mark on front pastedown, previous owners name on free front endpaper, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clipped at bottom of front flap - old price at top, has light rubbing, minor edge wear, two very small closed tears - one with creases, small chip at top of spine, a few very tiny chips. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
13 Dana, Robert. STARTING OUT FOR THE DIFFICULT WORLD.
Harper & Row, New York, (1987), Ist edition. 
95 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "(Dana) is a writer of strong, rich experience, which spans the city slums where he was born and came of age to the fields and skies and town life of Iowa where he has lived and taught for the past thirty years...his poems are often rooted in the harsh soil of his early memories...Tense to the point of being enigmatic, Dana is a poet whose voice one trusts: what he says he feels is validated by the precision and force of the saying itself..." Minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY IN THEIR BLOOD:  THE INDIAN PORTRAITS OF NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON., Dempsey, Hugh A.  Introduction by J. Russell Harper.
14 Dempsey, Hugh A. Introduction by J. Russell Harper. HISTORY IN THEIR BLOOD: THE INDIAN PORTRAITS OF NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1982 0888943601 / 9780888943606 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Nicholas de Grandmaison. 
124 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "(P)resents 64 of de Grandmaison's finest Indian portraits, all from the Bank of Montreal collection. Superbly reproduced in color, they are enhanced by J. Russell Harper's introduction and a text from Hugh A. Dempsey, Chief Curator of the Glenbow Museum. Dr. Dempsey sketches in the details of de Grandmaison's life, provides a background to the history and way of life of the native peoples the artist painted, and writes informative, sometimes anecdotal, captions about the subjects themselves. The very names of these people are fascinating: Favorite Ill Walker, Blue Flash of Lightning, Sinew Feet, Mrs. Shot Both Sides." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and mnor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA., Dowbiggin, Bruce.
15 Dowbiggin, Bruce. THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA.
Toronto Key Porter 2008 1554700418 / 9781554700417 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In a series of essays that is a road trip across the nation's cultural landscape, (Dowbiggin) shows how the national passion for hockey reflects - or deflects - the issues of globalization, regionalism, anti-Americanism, militarism, violence, racism and greed. Why are Canadians, for instance, such strenuous advocates of pacifism and non-militarism around the world while simultaneously embracing - and promoting - the world's most vicious and violent brand of hockey? As the legion of apologists for Todd Bertuzzi's thuggish play dramatize, it's not the Americans who popularize violence in hockey. It's us. Dowbiggen tries to come to terms with the absurd hero worship of The Great One. Or why Canadians so smugly spoof American ignorance while making a 'cultural' icon of Don Cherry. Is it because in a nation without rules or standards he still stands for something, however distasteful? (The author) conducts an autopsy on the essentially permanent futility of the Toronto Maple Leafs and shows how the team's declining fortunes mirror the shift in power and influence from Ontario to the West, particularly Alberta. As fans outside Ontario chafe at the Toronto-centrism of 'Hockey Night in Canada', they seek a new locus of hockey influence. Dowbiggin explores questions such as: Why the Vancouver Canucks are the new frontier? What do you mean the Montreal Canadiens are owned by an American? Why is hockey such a safe place for characters such as Alan Eagleson, Graham James and David Frost to hide? And why is it so hard to get them out once they've attached themselves to power? Most of all: Why does the sniff of the Canadian jock have such a hypnotic effect on our culture? 'The Meaning of Puck' is a funny, acidic, irreverent, argumentative and often infuriating but always thought-provoking look into the fabric of a nation straining to keep old traditions alive and incorporate new national myths." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHARLES' GIFT:  SALUTE TO A MARYLAND HOUSE OF 1650.  WITH SIGNED LETTER., Footner, Hulbert.  (William Hulbert Footner.)
16 Footner, Hulbert. (William Hulbert Footner.) CHARLES' GIFT: SALUTE TO A MARYLAND HOUSE OF 1650. WITH SIGNED LETTER.
New York Harper & Brothers 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Paul Braun & Arthur Mooney, photography. Inscribed By Author
290 pp, 8 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth spine (with gilt lettering/decoration) and corners, light blue paper-covered boards and endpapers. B&w photographs by Paul Braun, Arthur Mooney and others. Inscribed on half title page: "Norah and Chew Atkins / their book inscribed in / memory of old times by / Hulbert Footner / Jan 22nd 1940". Also included, an autograph letter signed by Footner, on Charlesgift notepaper, referring to a possible visit and mentioning that "For August everything too, is uncertain. I have a lot of theatrical business coming to a head, and it may be necessary for me to be in New York at that time." (Footner uses small x's instead of periods in the text.) The envelope is postmarked Solomons, MD, 1916. During the 1916-17 season, Footner's play "Shirley Kaye" had a reasonably successful run at the Hudson Theatre, New York and the proceeds helped in the restoration of Charles' Gift. Also laid in at front, the previously folded, chipped and wrinkled/creased front panel and flap from the original dust jacket. Hulbert Footner (1879-1944) explored large areas of Northern Canada by canoe in his early years and produced works of fiction and non-fiction based on his experiences. He was also a playwright and in later life, a successful mystery writer, creating such characters as Madame Rosika Storey. This semi-autobiographical book details the purchase and restoration of an historic house, but also looks back into the history of Calvert County and recounts the people and events that played a part in Footner's life for over thirty years. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, light browning and scattered tiny/small foxing marks on edges of text block - mainly on top and top corner, a few small foxing marks on preliminary pages and on the last few blank papes, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
COMPANION TO NARNIA., Ford, Paul F.  Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle.
17 Ford, Paul F. Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle. COMPANION TO NARNIA.
San Francisco Harper & Row 1980 0062503405 / 9780062503404 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - Lorinda Bryan Cauley. 
315 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. "A complete, illustrated guide to the themes, characters, and events of C.S. Lewis's imaginary world." "Beginning anywhere - with a character, an object, an overview, a theme - readers can pursue a thread of inquiry as far as they wish with this simple-to-use, comprehensive system of cross-references. No matter how familiar you may be with the saga of Narnia, this magical 'Companion' will lead you to a fuller understanding and appreciation of the treasures - hidden as well as overt - enriching these now-classic tales. Paul Ford brings careful scholarship and contagious enthusiasm to his research. He examines classical, scriptural, and literary references; unearths the origins of crucial terms and concepts; and provides insight into the symbolic and thematic threads that amplify and unify the series. Ford is also able to shed light on the influence of events in C.S. Lewis's life upon the composition of the 'Chronicles' - for example, the curious matter of the 'disappearance' of the Dark Island in the differing British and American editions of 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader'. The thoughtful, informative, lively entries invite casual perusal while affording the serious student a refreshing and satisfying key to what has been termed 'the allusive subtext' of the seven books - that valuable substrata of psychological, philosophical, and spiritual ideas that inform and enhance these stories." Very small stain on fore-edge of text block, small bump at top edge of spine, very small remainder mark (red star) and very tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - very light edge wear elsewhere, one very small edge tear with crease, protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED CONFEDERATE READER., Gragg, Rod.
18 Gragg, Rod. THE ILLUSTRATED CONFEDERATE READER.
Harper & Row, New York, 1991, reprint. 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060157984 "Here is the Southern story of the War Between the States - in the words of the men and women who experienced it. Enhanced with almost 200 period photographs and illustratio ns - including many never before published - this is a personal, firsthand account of Southern soldiers and civilians caught in the deadliest, most destructive war ever to be fought in America. The book opens with a parade of period photogra p h s d e p icting the soldiers of the South as they appeared, and concludes with a pictorial essay on the South's aging veterans - young Confederates grown old, holding on to the memories of the Lost Cause. In between - in the words of the partic ip an ts , a cc om panied by contemporary photographs and illustrations, are depicted the daily life of Johnny Reb, the sacrifices and perils of the South's civilian population, the unforgettable elements of combat in the nation's bloodiest war, th e a gon y o f Nor the rn prison camps, and the fiery destruction wrought against the South by Sherman's victorious, vengeful army. Featured, too, is a biographical album of famous Confederates - Lee, Jackson, Cleburne, Morgan, Semmes, Stuart, Davis , Lo ngst reet , and Forr est - first-person accounts of the Legends in Gray. Unique in the historiography of the War Between the States, (this book) is a handsomely designed, freshly researched study of the epic Southern struggle for independence ." T hree tiny fa int stain s on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PRINCESS IDLEWAYS:  A FAIRY STORY., Hays, W.J., Mrs.
19 Hays, W.J., Mrs. THE PRINCESS IDLEWAYS: A FAIRY STORY.
Harper & Brothers, New York, (c1879). 
124 pp, small 8vo (7 13/16" H), hard cover (blue cloth with pictorial front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A spoiled and lazy Princess is sent to live in the forest with Motherkin, a fairy, and learns to be useful and happy. Interior - previous owner's name on front pastedown, Sunday School prize label tipped in on free front endpaper, small letter "G" written on rear pastedown, endpapers browned with a few foxing marks, pages browning lightly. book very lightly cracked in a few places. Exterior - small letter "D" written on bottom part of spine, darkening and fading to lettering/design on spine, edges have light to moderate edge wear and moderate foxing, wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, moderate to heavy wear at corners. Good reading copy only 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
20 Jewell, Nancy. Pictures by Leonard Weisgard. TRY AND CATCH ME.
Harper & Row, New York, (1972), Ist edition. 
32 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in color by Leonard Weisgard. "...a little girl runs through a field, savoring its offerings - inviting a lazy turtle for a walk, stroking a cow's soft muzzle, saying hello to the fence at the end of the field, turning three perfect cartwheels in a row. A boy, fascinated by the girl, shies away at first. But then, intrigued by her exuberance, he asks her to go for a swim. Chidlren will be delighted with this little girl whose imagination runs wild. The beautiful full-color illustrations by Leonard Weisgard are as free and joyous as the text." "Ages 4-8". Tiny dints to bottom edges of boards, tiny nick to fore-edge of front board. Dust jac ket is clipped at top/bottom of front flap, child has drawn on inside surface and on front flap in crayon, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing/soiling. VG-/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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