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1 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
 
 
2 Bolitho, Hector. COMBAT REPORT: THE STORY OF A FIGHTER PILOT.
London B.T. Batsford 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
138 pp, 8 5/8" H. Blue cloth with white lettering on spine. Colour frontispiece (from a portrait by Eric Kennington), b&w photographs. A biography of John Leith, 43 Squadron, R.A.F., combining personal reminiscences of the author and diary/letter excerpts. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to color at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear hinge area, a few tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, very small bump at top corner of pages 93 to 106, a few pages with a small soft crease at top corner 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN., Bonsal, Stephen.
3 Bonsal, Stephen. WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 
263 pp, 8 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge blue, map endpapers. "(T)akes us on (an) expedition with the French in Revolutionary days, using hitherto unpublished records, letters, and diaries to supply fresh and lively detail. We sail aboard the French frigates to Newport; march with Rochambeau's men from Narragansett Bay to the capes of Virginia and Yorktown; see life in the colonies through the eyes of such distinguished visitors as Lafayette, de Grasse, Berthier, and Bougainville. Interspersed are intimate glimpses of Washington in the field, visits to Jefferson at Monitcello, and an account of the subsequent careers of the men who helped us win independence." Light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears (two old tape repairs on inside), piece missing at bottom of spine, edge creases, light browning at edges and on rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
4 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
 
 
5 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN., Fezandie, Hector.  Illustrated by Victor Perard.
6 Fezandie, Hector. Illustrated by Victor Perard. FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN.
Thomas F. Kyle, New York, 1936, second edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "At the first snowfall of the winter Felicia, instad of playing with her new sled, is in bed with a cold. The unusual prescription of the sympathetic Doctor enables her to su mmon the Sandman whom she accompanies on a round of queer adventures. They make a 'big 'normous' snowball and a funny snow man who comes to life. The trio calls on many new old friends including Miss Muffet whom Felicia reconciles with h e r s p i d e r ; Humpty, whom she saves from the dire consequences of his rash acrobatics; Simon, who explains why he objects to being callled Simple, and the Old Woman who lives in Atchoo and who, with the aid of up-to-the-minute appliances, know s ex a ct ly w ha t to do with a large family. The frolic ends in Mother Goose's Lunch Room when, after many strange incidents, it is suddenly time to go home. And then....Well, when next the Doctor sees Felicia, she is allowed to go out. In th e vac an t l ot opp osi te sh e finds a 'big 'normous' snowball and a snow man. Sandy alone is missing." Light browning to pages, browning to endpapers, small faint erased pencil marks on front endpapers, small light liquid stain on free front en dp aper , t iny sta in o n fr ont pas tedown, one page with small corner crease, light browning/staining/foxing to edges of textblock, two tiny dints on front panel, small bump and small tear/scuff to bottom corner of front board, slight bump to bo tto m of spin e, l ight disc olora tion on t he rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Dust jacket has chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, l ight fadi ng to part s of front panel, ligh t to m oderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, minor soiling, 1 1/2" irregular shaped hole on rear panel at flap-fold. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
7 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Homer. (Translated by Robert Fagles. Introduction and Notes by Bernard Knox. THE ILIAD. (HOMER'S ILIAD.)
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Very Good Grahame Baker. 
596 pp, large 8vo (10" H). Bound in quarter red-brown leather with gilt lettering on spine and gilt 'wave' pattern on edges. Pale brown cloth boards printed and blocked with a design by Grahame Baker in black; buff endpapers with maps printed in black. 8 leaves of color lithographic plates by Baker, plus b&w maps. Black slipcase with gilt 'wave' border on sides. "The text of this edition is based on that of the 1991 (Penguin Books) edition and incorporates further minor revisions made by the translator." Includes: Genealogy of the Royal House of Troy; Textual Variants from the Oxford Classical Text; Notes on the Translation; Suggestions for Further Reading; Pronouncing Glossary. Light wrinkle at top of spine, text block headpiece is not quite flush with top of spine, minute scuff to leather at bottom right of spine, faint mottling in color on top edge of text block. Slipcase has several small corner and edge bumps. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
9 Jones, Donald. FIFTY TALES OF TORONTO.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1992 080202761X / 9780802027610 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gold lettering on spine/front board. B&w photographs, reproductions. "In these pages you will meet some of the intriguing people of Toronto's past - remarkable citizens and celebrated visitors. Among them: the pilot who loaded Canada' s first airmail flight with smuggled whisky; the world's first woman war correspondent; the man who helped Sigmund Freud escape from the Gestapo; the black doctor who became a hero of the Civil War; the divine Sarah Bernhardt's 'scandalous' performance; the future bishop who was a literary forger; the secret reason for the visit of Charles Dickens; the nursing student who changed her name to Elizabeth Arden and made a fortune; the 5000 heroes of the First World War who lie buried in Prospect Cemetery." Very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR.  NUMERO 6 - 1994., Jose L. Barrio; Maria Luisa Gonzalez Alonso; Carlos Lozano Liarte; Carlos J. Medina; Antonio M. del Moral; Jose Priego Fernandez del Campo; Ricardo Serrador y Anino; Hector J. Tanzi; Josep Pedrero Lopez; Angel Garbriel Las Navas Pagan; et al.
10 Jose L. Barrio; Maria Luisa Gonzalez Alonso; Carlos Lozano Liarte; Carlos J. Medina; Antonio M. del Moral; Jose Priego Fernandez del Campo; Ricardo Serrador y Anino; Hector J. Tanzi; Josep Pedrero Lopez; Angel Garbriel Las Navas Pagan; et al. MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR. NUMERO 6 - 1994.
Editorial Complutnse, Madrid, 1994. 
190 pp, large 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, graphs. SPANISH TEXT ONLY. Indice: Editorial; Articulos: Algunas noticias sobre don Carlos Boniers, Baron de Auchy, militar flamenco al servicio de Felipe IV; Una escultura de plata en el Museo del Ejercito; El abolengo militar de la Orden de Isabel la Catolica; Manual basico para el tratamiento de fondos uniformologicos en museos; Los socios militares de la Real Sociedad Economica Matritense de Amigos de l Pais (1775-1815); La pintura de tema belico en la teoria del arte del siglo XVII; Condecoraciones militares (II); El regimen de guerra en la conquista de America. Notas: Guias voluntarios del Museo del Ejercito; Los recuerdos de la aeros t a c i o n m i litar en el Museo del Aire; Entrega de una bandera al Museo Militar de Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Bibliografia; Actividades. Interior - waviness to bottom 1 1/2" of textblock - no signs of dampness marks, otherwise clean and tight wi th n o pr ev io u s ow nership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY.  2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES., Lang, Jeanie.  (Homer.)
11 Lang, Jeanie. (Homer.) STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY. 2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES.
London T.C. & E.C. Jack Hard Cover Good W. Heath Robinson. 
119 pp + 118 pp, 6" H - 2 volumes. 8 colour plates (including frontispiece) per volume. No date. Stories of the Trojan War and Odysseus' wanderings following it, retold for children. Each book has a blank Thoreau Macdonald bookplate at front. Books are slightly cocked, have light fading to spine color, light browning to edges of text blocks and on endpapers, small label on rear pastedown, small number stamp on rear free endpaper, some toning to page margins and gutters. Iliad has light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at botom corner of boards. Odyessy has moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling on top of text block, one very small corner bump, small area of surface paper loss on text page 105 - piece is glued to verso of opposite illustration page, three page leaves roughtly opened at bottom edge - archivally repaired. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Lee, Betty. Foreword by Robertson Davies. LOVE AND WHISKY: THE STORY OF THE DOMINION DRAMA FESTIVAL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1973 0771052219 / 9780771052217 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
335 pp, 8 5/8" H. "For almost forty years - from 1932 to 1970 - theatre enthusiasts from across the nation congregated annually to participate in the msot spectacular cultural event in Canada - the yearly Dominion Drama Festival. Months of painstaking ajudication culminated in the staging of the best amateur theatre in the country, with further judging to choose the prize-winning performances. The drama was as intense offstage as on. (The author) recreates it within these page; the fledgling organization's struggle against overwhelming financial odds; the vying for presigious positions; the public furors and ther personalities involved in them; the ultimate transformation into Theatre Canada." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, some areas of light browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Leonetti, Mike. Forward by Frank Mahovlich. THE GAME WE KNEW: HOCKEY IN THE SIXTIES.
Vancouver Raincoast 1998 1551921987 / 9781551921983 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Harold Barkley, photograpy. 
118 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "The 1960s was a decade of major transition for the National Hockey League. Bitter rivalries were the order of the day, especially between Canada's two teams, as the Leafs and the Canadiens accounted for nine of the decade's Stanley Cup winners. The league doubled in size as new teams in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Oakland brought hockey to new fans throughout North America. Aging superstars like Maurice 'Rocket' Richard passed the torch to the next generation of stellar players such as Bobby Orr. Hall of Famers like Johnny Bower, Dave Keon, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk and Glenn Hall were at their peak. Through it all, innovative action photographer Harold Barkley was rinkside, recording for posterity the greatest moments of hockey in the sixties. To his stunning colour photographs, accomplished hockey writer Mike Leonetti adds intriguing, fact-filled captions and comments. (A) treasure trove for dedicated hockey fans as well as newcomers to the game." Previous owner's place, Christmas date and signature on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, some light creasing at top edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
14 MacKenzie, David. Foreword by Pierre Berton. ARTHUR IRWIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 080202632X / 9780802026323 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
323 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From 1925 to 1950 Arthur Irwin was the driving force behind the success of 'Maclean's Magazine', first as associate editor, then managing editor, and, finally, as editor. He had strong views on what it meant to be Canadian, and under his direction 'Maclean's' was moulded into 'Canada's National Magazine', mirroring the development of Canada as an independent nation in the twentieth century. In the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, he was at the centre of the Maclean company's investigation of defence contracting, or what has become known as the 'Bren Gun Scandal'. In the 1940s Irwin actively sought out writers of talent and potential and gradually added to the magazine's staff many Canadian writers who went on to distinguished careers, including Ralph Allen, Pierre Berton, Blair Fraser, and Scott Young. After leaving 'Maclean's' in 1950, Irwin was appointed film commissioner at the National Film Board, during a time when the board's survival was in doubt because of allegations of espionage and subversion. Irwin was the man called in to deal with the NFB's 'red scare', and, afterwards, he reorganized the board and moved its operations from Ottawa to Montreal. Irwin subsequently went on to a career as a diplomat: he was appointed high commissioner in Australia, and ambassador to Brazil and Mexico. In his last professional position he was publisher of an Victoria newspaper. This book, in describing a man who was profoundly representative of his times, and whose presence in major Canadian institutions was influential, captures the mood of Irwin's period and raises important questions about the roots of present-day Canadian nationalism and cultural identity." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DON'T TELL ALFRED., Mitford, Nancy.  Jacket design by Cecil Beaton.
15 Mitford, Nancy. Jacket design by Cecil Beaton. DON'T TELL ALFRED.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1960, first edition. 
248 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The myriad admirers of 'The Pursuit of Love' and of 'Love in a Cold Climate' will rejoice to learn that many of their favourite characters are here again in (this book); older no doubt, but as refreshingly unconventional as ever, and the younger generation has inherited much of the family dottiness..." Book slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at corners of boards, small faint liquid splash on top of tex t block, light browning on front endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny chips and tears, finger print soiling on rear panel. Good+/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MUCK AND MAGIC: STORIES FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE.  (BLACK AND WHITE; BELLA'S DEN; SCARED; WHERE IS THE KEY TO UNIVERSE?;  RATS OF MEADOWSWEET FARM; MR HASBINI'S GARDEN; SECRET STONES; HECTOR'S GREAT ESCAPE; DEREK DUNGBEETLE & LOST LOVER; EVERYTHING MUST, Morpurgo, Michael, ed.  (Rachel Anderson, Berlie Doherty, Anthony Horowitz, Ted Hughes, Dick King-Smith, Elizabeth Laird, Joanna Lumley, Bel Mooney, Alick Rowe, Ian Strachan, Sean Rafferty.)  Introduction by H.R.H. The Princess Royal.
16 Morpurgo, Michael, ed. (Rachel Anderson, Berlie Doherty, Anthony Horowitz, Ted Hughes, Dick King-Smith, Elizabeth Laird, Joanna Lumley, Bel Mooney, Alick Rowe, Ian Strachan, Sean Rafferty.) Introduction by H.R.H. The Princess Royal. MUCK AND MAGIC: STORIES FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE. (BLACK AND WHITE; BELLA'S DEN; SCARED; WHERE IS THE KEY TO UNIVERSE?; RATS OF MEADOWSWEET FARM; MR HASBINI'S GARDEN; SECRET STONES; HECTOR'S GREAT ESCAPE; DEREK DUNGBEETLE & LOST LOVER; EVERYTHING MUST
London Heinemann 1995 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), in dust jacket (with Quentin Blake illustration). B&w illustrations. "Written in support of 'Farms for City Children', the charity established by Clare and Michael Morpurgo, this unique and special anthology has contributions from some of the very best children's writers of today. With illustrations by: Christian Birmingham, Quentin Blake, Aafke Brouwer, Anthony Browne, Martin Chatterton, Michael Foreman; Elizabeth Frink, Jonathan Heale, Anthony Kerins, John Lawrence, Tony Ross and John Vernon Lord. (T)his wonderful and original collection of newly-commissioned stories, each with a specially commissioned illustration, celebrates the countryside and its inspiration to children." Very small bump at bottom corner of boards, previous owner's names on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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