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1 CANADA'S AVIATION HALL OF FAME.
Wetaskiwin, Alberta Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame 1974 First Edition Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good+ Irma Coucill. 
94 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). B&w portraits. Single page biographical sketches of Canadian aviation pioneers and heroes. Interior - clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY., Andersen, Han Christian.  Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst.
2 Andersen, Han Christian. Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst. HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY.
Haywards Heath Tony Potter 2006 1905288042 / 9781905288045 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Helen Stratton. 
192 pp, 10 1/8" H. "This enchanting collection of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved fairy tales has been brought to life with illustrations by the Victorian artist, Helen Stratton. Her delicate and detailed black and white drawings have been exquisitely hand coloured (by Nicola Burley) for this treasury." Contents: Introduction; The Red Shoes; The Little Mermaid; The Fellow Traveller; The Snow Queen; The Garden of Paradise; The Ice Maiden; The Fir Tree; The Little Match Girl; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Tinder Box; The Wild Swans; The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Small bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Bigelow, William F., editor. Foreword by Helen Judy Bond. (Ernest R. Groves, James L. McConaughy, Ellsworth Huntington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gladys Hoagland Groves, Elizabeth Bussing, Jessie Marshall, Hornell Hart, Frances Bruce Strain, et al.) THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MARRIAGE BOOK: TWELVE WAYS TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE.
New York Prentice-Hall 1946 Sixth printing Hard Cover Good Good- 
173 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Equipped by years of study and experience to write of marital problems, the authors of these twelve articles establish in this book on marriage a new standard of sincerity and helpfulness. The list of contributors includes such well-known names as Eleanor Roosevelt, William Lyon Phelps, and Ellsworth Huntington of Yale." Contents: Introduction; Foreword; When He Comes A-Courting; Now That You Are Engaged; Ought I to Marry?; Should Wives Work?; Learning to Live Together; Marriage Makes the Money Go; Children? Of Course!; Detour Around Reno; Sex Instruction in the Home; Religion in the Home; It Pays to be Happily Married; The Case for Monogamy. Light foxing at top/bottom edges of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has faint foxing at top/bottom edges, spine and flap-folds; several small edge tears archivally taped, two very small scuffs on spine, light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION., Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds.  (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.)
5 Blakeley, Phyllis R. and Grant, John N., eds. (John N. Grant, Phyllis R. Blakeley, Mary Archibald, Helen Caister Robinson, Darrel Butler, Donald Wetmore, Robert Morgan, Mary Beacock Fryer, Robert Allen.) ELEVEN EXILES: ACCOUNTS OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1982. 
336 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0919670636 B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "(This) is a personal account of the American Revolution. By focusing on eleven different people who were on the losing side of the American Revolution, and wh o had to make new lives for themselves in what remained of British North America, 'Eleven Exiles' reflects the major themes of those turbulent years. What were the attitudes of these men and women towards the significant social and politic a l i d e a s of the time? What motivated them to leave their homes and move to a wilderness? What challenges and hardships did they face?" Contents: Foreword; "....those in general called Loyalists: John Howe, Senior: Printer, Publisher, Post ma st e r, S py ; Fr a ncis Green: For Honour and the King; Josheph Durfee: Shelburne Pioneer; Molly Brant: Mohawk Heroine; Ward Chipman, Senior: A Founding Father of New Brunswick; William Schurman of Bedeque, Prince Edward Island; Sir John Johnso n o f J oh nso n H all : Kni gh t of the Revolution; Ranna Cossit: The Loyalist Rector of St. Georges, Sydney, Cape Breton Island; Sarah Sherwood: Wife and Mother, an "Invisible" Loyalist; Boston King: A Black Loyalist; Mr. Secretary Jarvis: William Jar vis of Conn ecti cut an d Yo rk; Appendices: Chronology of Major Events from 1763-1791; Diary of the Military Events of the American Revolution, 1775-1784; Bibliography; Index. Interior - one page with small corner crease, tiny paper fold at botto m of gu tter of pa ges 80/ 81, o ther wise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ART OF THE SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN FABRIC ART., Bradfield, Helen; Pringle, Joan; Ridout, Judy.  Introduction by Nancy-Lou Patterson.  Brian J. Thompson, photographer.
6 Bradfield, Helen; Pringle, Joan; Ridout, Judy. Introduction by Nancy-Lou Patterson. Brian J. Thompson, photographer. ART OF THE SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN FABRIC ART.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1992. 
128 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550021524 Colour and b&w photographs. "Rich colours and arresting designs capture the mood of celebration and joy that characterizes this photographic record of contemporary religious work s of art. Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, these works represent the achievements of artists who have created art, in fabric, for places of worship. This book celebrates this important artistic expression, a significant p a r t o f our heritage. Pieces are selected from communities across Canada: from a small parish on a Micmac reserve in Nova Scotia to a large urban synagogue in Vancouver; from the igloo-shaped chathedral in Iqaluit to a suburban church nestled b es id e a w il dlife marsh in southwestern Ontario." Very light stain (1 1/2" x 3/8") on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Britton, Helen E. THE WINDS OF FORTUNE.
Hamilton Primavera Press 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
359 pp, 9" H. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes / Helen E. Britton". "Set in Eastern Ontario, the story has a prologue set in the atmosphere of a village at a time just before the First World War and opens in a town, Rossac, on the St. Lawrence River, following the interlinking lives of characters from the end of the Second World War through the 1950s and into the 'new morality' of the late 1960s and the present decade (1970s). Idyllic love stories, loneliness, the machinations of frustrated passions, the violence and tragedies of a sex-drug culture, all enter into the story; and at its hub is a crippled physician-philosopher who is both observer and counselor to the characters." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, front board slightly curved, two very light soiling marks on top of tex block and one on bottom of text block, tiny bump at top of spine, minor fading at top/bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear and very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on rear panel and on spine, light fading to spine color and top 1 1/2' of rear panel, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Brockhouse, Robert. THE ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE: A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS.
Toronto McArthur 2007 155278648X / 9781552786482 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Edward Burtynsky, photographer. 
346 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour, b&w and sepiatone with photographs/reproductions. "It was one of those grand civic gestures so loved by the aristocracy of the Gilded Age: a gift to Toronto meant to call the world's attention to its blossoming as a great city. The giver was Cawthra Mulock, 'the boy millionaire', one of the wealthiest men in Canada. The gift was the Royal Alexandra, a magnificent new theatre built - with no regard to cost - to equal the most splendid houses of London, Paris and New York. It was to be the lodestar of North American theatres, attracting the finest performers and the very best in dramatic art to a city that still smarted under the nickname 'Hogtown'. If Cawthra Mulock had known what obstacles lay in the way, he might never have broken ground. He could not have foreseen the cut-throat rivals who would seek to bankrupt him; nor the two World Wars; nor the coming of the movies, radio and television; nor the Great Depression that would close every other theatre in the country. This book tells the story of a Canadian national landmark and beloved Toronto institution, and of the remarkable, dogged and devoted champions - from Mulock to Mirvish - who have kept it alive, thriving and triumphant over 100 years." Small crease at top edge of pages 193 to 204., light waviness to edges og text block, very light wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing, very soft wrinkle on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 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
 
 
CELTIC TALES., Chmelova, Elena.  Foreword by Frank Delaney.
10 Chmelova, Elena. Foreword by Frank Delaney. CELTIC TALES.
Twickenham Tiger Books International 1998 1840560266 / 9781840560268 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Zdenka Krejcova. 
205 pp, 4to (11" H). Pictorial endpapers. B&w and colour illustrations. A collection of 21 "most unusual folk and fairy tales. The Irish stories go back to the great Sagas, and there are also Celtic tales from Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The characters - kings, elves, peasants, monsters, heroes and lovely ladies - talk to one another the way real people do. The countryside as it was long ago is precisely and powerfully evoked; the stories are full of high adventure and romance, humour and pathos. They take the reader into a world of fantasy which is at the same time intensely real." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; King Conal's Horse (Ireland); How Gwion Became the Most Renowned of All the Singers (Wales); The Silver Hare (Brittany); Jamie and the Sleeping Beauty (Ireland); Big-Eyes (Wales); Diarmuid Redbeard the Magician (Ireland); The Three Miller's Sons (Brittany); The Fruit from the Garden of Vleago (Ireland); Glen Gowan (Scotland); The Truthful Prince (Galicia); Liam Donn (Ireland); How the Proud Town of Is Was Engulfed by the Sea (Brittany); How the Fisherman's Wife Saved the Elf-Queen's Child (Scotland); Master Goban (Ireland); How the Beautiful Helen Became Queen of Rome (Wales); How the Korrigans Dried their Gold (Brittany); Foxglove and the Little People (Ireland); How Janet Fought against the Queen of the Elves (Scotland); The Princess from the Enchanted Castle (Ireland); The Younger Brother (Brittany); What the Storyteller Did when He Ran out of Stories (Ireland). Bump to top of spine, tiny bump to three corners. Dust jacket has light wrinkling to top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR:  THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY., Conrod, W. Hugh.  Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn.
11 Conrod, W. Hugh. Foreword by Colonel Margaret (Eaton) Dunn. ATHENE, GODDESS OF WAR: THE CANADIAN WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS - THEIR STORY.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Writing and Editorial Services 1983 0969149204 / 9780969149200 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Mary Lamb. (Mary Lamb-Bobak.) 
397 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(This) is a history, but it's also a love story, an unexpected unveiling of the first days of women's liberation in Canada, and a retrospective look at how more than 21,000 Canadian women convinced a federal government, a reluctant Army and a doubting Canadian public that they not only had the right to serve their country in time of war, but could be of valuable assistance as well." Minor edge edge wear/winkling at bottom of spine, faint 1" scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine; flap-folds and front hinge; two light scuff marks on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BETWEEN THE SEVERN AND THE WYE:  POEMS OF THE BORDER COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES., Coppin, Johnny, selected by.  (Francis Brett Young, Mary Webb, Margery Lea,  Leonard Clark, John Masefield, John Betjeman, Molly Holden, Ivor Gurney, Laurie Lee, A.E. Housman, W.H. Auden, U.A. Fanthorpe, et al.)
12 Coppin, Johnny, selected by. (Francis Brett Young, Mary Webb, Margery Lea, Leonard Clark, John Masefield, John Betjeman, Molly Holden, Ivor Gurney, Laurie Lee, A.E. Housman, W.H. Auden, U.A. Fanthorpe, et al.) BETWEEN THE SEVERN AND THE WYE: POEMS OF THE BORDER COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES.
Gloucestershire Windrush 1993 0900075236 / 9780900075230 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Ray Hedger, wood engravings. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w map, wood engravings. "This collection of poems has been selected by the singer and songwriter, Johnny Coppin, to celebrate the 'spirit of place' and evoke the atmosphere and character of the area. (It) is a meandering journey from the source to the sea, featuring spectacular hills and quiet valleys, moorlands and forests, cathedral cities, historic towns and villages. John Betjeman, Mary Webb, A.E. Housman and Ivor Gurney are some of the established poets chosen, but the anthology also has many contemporary writers such as R.S. Thomas, U.A. Fanthorpe, and Helen Dunmore who have found inspiration in the border counties." Includes 'Index of First Lines', 'Index of Poets', and 'Information on Albums and Settings'. Dust jacket has minor soiling, one tiny closed tear on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BETWEEN THE SEVERN AND THE WYE:  POEMS OF THE BORDER COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES., Coppin, Johnny, selected by.  (Francis Brett Young, Mary Webb, Margery Lea,  Leonard Clark, John Masefield, John Betjeman, Molly Holden, Ivor Gurney, Laurie Lee, A.E. Housman, W.H. Auden, U.A. Fanthorpe, et al.)
13 Coppin, Johnny, selected by. (Francis Brett Young, Mary Webb, Margery Lea, Leonard Clark, John Masefield, John Betjeman, Molly Holden, Ivor Gurney, Laurie Lee, A.E. Housman, W.H. Auden, U.A. Fanthorpe, et al.) BETWEEN THE SEVERN AND THE WYE: POEMS OF THE BORDER COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES.
Gloucestershire Windrush 1993 0900075236 / 9780900075230 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Ray Hedger, wood engravings. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w map, wood engravings. "This collection of poems has been selected by the singer and songwriter, Johnny Coppin, to celebrate the 'spirit of place' and evoke the atmosphere and character of the area. (It) is a meandering journey from the source to the sea, featuring spectacular hills and quiet valleys, moorlands and forests, cathedral cities, historic towns and villages. John Betjeman, Mary Webb, A.E. Housman and Ivor Gurney are some of the established poets chosen, but the anthology also has many contemporary writers such as R.S. Thomas, U.A. Fanthorpe, and Helen Dunmore who have found inspiration in the border counties." Includes 'Index of First Lines', 'Index of Poets', and 'Information on Albums and Settings'. Book is fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, small tear archivally taped at top of front flap-fold, small sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
14 Corn, Joseph J. THE WINGED GOSPEL: AMERICA'S ROMANCE WITH AVIATION, 1900-1950.
New York Oxford University Press 1983 0195033566 / 9780195033564 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(R)econstructs America's first era of manned flight and brings back to life the famous and less-known aviators who became the nation's heroes: Charles Lindberg, whose achievement was the great event of the 1920s - Amelia Earhart, one of the many women 'aces' (the aviation industry encouraged women because, as pilot Louise Thaden put it, 'If a woman can handle a plane, the public thinks it must be 'duck soup' for men.') - Calbraith P. Rogers, who made the first transcontinental flight, surviving a dozen crashes, a broken arm and collarbone, and a score of wounds caused by the metal fragments of an exploded engine - and many others. The book provides a vivid picture of America in the first half of the century - its aspirations and concerns - as expressed in the exuberant and often utopian response to a major new technology." Dust jacket has very minor edge browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
15 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
 
 
MARITIME FOLK SONGS., Creighton, Helen.  With musical transcription and chord symbols by Kenneth Peacock.
16 Creighton, Helen. With musical transcription and chord symbols by Kenneth Peacock. MARITIME FOLK SONGS.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1972. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0070929629 "In the secluded farms and fishing villages of the Maritimes are the people who have kept Canada's favourite folk songs alive over the years. It was to them that Helen Creighton turned dur ing her extensive search for the native songs that have been passed through generations of Maritimers. With musical transcriptions and chord symbols by Kenneth Peacock, the resulting collection of more than one hundred lyrics faithfully re t a i n s t h e authentic rythms and colour of Canada's Atlantic coast. Haunting Negro spirituals of Nova Scotia, simple Scottish love songs, and rollicking English sea chanties, all written in the native musical vernacular, are but some of the f ol k so ng s r ep re se nted here for the enjoyment of music lovers." Interior - Christmas label on first page, bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small area of su rfa ce pa per l os s a t b ott om corner of front cover, very light browning, very tiny foxing marks on front cover, a few faint scuff marks on front cover, bump to top corner of covers, very light rubbing. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 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
 
 
LISTENING TO VOICES.  A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH, NOVEMBER 20, 1997.  THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES.  NUMBER TEN., Doyle, Brian.
18 Doyle, Brian. LISTENING TO VOICES. A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH, NOVEMBER 20, 1997. THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES. NUMBER TEN.
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, 1997, limited to an edition of 500 copies. 
Unpaginated, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w frontispiece. The text of a lecture by Brian Doyle, Canadian children's book author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. NF 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
HELL-RAISERS OF HISTORY., Emmons, Earl H.  Illustrated by Herb Roth.
19 Emmons, Earl H. Illustrated by Herb Roth. HELL-RAISERS OF HISTORY.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1948. 
92 pp, including colophon, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (patterned paper-covered boards with title block on spine) in slipcase with pictorial title label on front. B&w illustrations. A collection of humorous verse. Contents: Jupiter - He Had Wom en on His Mind; Ulysses - His Heart Was True to Helen; Samson - He Just Didn't Like Philistines; David - Magnificent Sinner; Lancelot - Chivalry Should Begin at Home; Villon - Victim of Necessity; Bluebeard - Neatness Is Next to Godliness; H e n r y V I I I - Monarch of Marital Marathon; Cyrano - Fortune's Fabulous Phoney; D'Artagnan - Gascon Glamour Boy; Ben Franklin - America's Gift to Mankind; Casanova - Great Lover; Gasparilla - Pious Pirate; Geronimo - Juggernaut of Justice; Des pe ra te D es m on d - An Amatory Washout. Small area of soiling on either side of spine (due to handling when taking book out of slipcase), light browning to spine. Slipcase has light rubbing, light browning/darkening to edges, very light soilin g. Ve ry Goo d/V er y G oo d- 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
BODYSNATCHERS:  A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832., Fido, Martin.
20 Fido, Martin. BODYSNATCHERS: A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1988. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297793934 B&w illustrations. "From 1740 to 1832, freshly buried corpses were dug up and surreptitiously hawked to surgeons and anatomists in London and Edinburgh to dissect for research and teaching purposes. The resurrection trade brought together Fellows of the Royal Society and slum-dwelling criminals in an unholy alliance. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the illicit trade had become one of London's most effic i e n t l y o rganized departments of crime, with gang-leader Ben Crouch securing a virtual monopoly of delivery to half the teaching hospitals. In Scotland, several surgeons of great eminence loved the adventure of association with desperadoes and w il li ng ly a c co mpanied them on their nocturnal excavations. Not surprisingly, there was great public consternation about the activities of the bodysnatchers, but it was only when Burke and Hare introduced murder as a means of acquiring 'sub jec ts' th at the au th ori ties acted to eradicate the ghoulish practice. Martin Fido's book is an enthralling study of a strange byway of criminal low life. It provides the first full and accurate accounts of murderers Helen Torrence and Jean Wald ie, Bish op and Head an d El iza Ross. With sketches of the great surgeons who encouraged and sought to control the trade, 'Bodysnatchers' will interest many in the medical profession and social historians as well as devotees of the true crim e gen re." Pev iou s ow ner's nam e/dat e on free front endpaper and embossed stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
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