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1 Beaty, David. STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: MYSTERIES OF THE AIR.
London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
2 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
3 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DANCING GODS:  INDIAN CEREMONIALS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA., Fergusson, Erna.
4 Fergusson, Erna. DANCING GODS: INDIAN CEREMONIALS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1957 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The dances and ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest are described and explained in this informal, authentic guidebook. The principal religious ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians of the Rio Grande, as well as those of the Zuni and Hopi are presented with an understanding of their background and significance. The reader learns about such colorful events as the Corn Dances and the Eagle Dance, and spectacular ceremonies like the Shalako of Zuni and the Snake-dance of the Hopis. Navajo and Apache ceremonials are covered at length, with an introduction to the life-patterns of these remarkable people. Besides the principle dances widely attended by tourists, this book discusses many of the lesser-known but equally interesting and dramatic happenings which have been a part of the religious life of Southwestern Indians for hundred of years." Some faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, two very small stains on fore edge of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light browning to spine and edges, several small chips and small closed tears, minor soiling, two small foxing marks, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BEYOND WORDS:  MYSTICAL FANCY IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE., Higgins, James E.
5 Higgins, James E. BEYOND WORDS: MYSTICAL FANCY IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.
Teachers College Press, New York, 1971, second printing. 
112 pp, 7 3/16" H, soft cover. "The art of creativity in children's literature is evaluated according to a different set of criteria and standards from that applied to adult literature - namely, the writer's ability to show respect for the 'innate rights' of the child and to write with a sensitive feeling for the integrity of childhood. Like Coleridge, James E. Higgins defines art, in concepts 'beyond words', as the fusion of new identities through the extraordinary functions of the imaginat ion. Classically known fairy tales and books of mystical fancy appeal directly to the 'inner child', an aspect of childhood that grownups, teachers, and writers for children can get to know it they look through the child's looking glass wi t h o u t t h e adult's perception. In this discussion of children's literature, ranging from the works of W.H. Hudson and George MacDonald through 'The Hobbit' of J.R.R. Tolkien and 'The Little Prince' of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Professor Higg in s co nt in u al ly e mphasizes the importance of things that are not seen as essential to the development of the child's spirit of security in today's educational society, which often tends to relinquish the concentration on things of wonder and fa it h f or mor e rel eva nt everyday identities." Interior - one page with two upper corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few very small scuffs, fading to spine color - lett erin g v ery leg ible , mino r so ili ng. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Horwood, Harold JOEY. THE LIFE AND POLITICAL TIMES OF JOEY SMALLWOOD.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722939 / 9780773722934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he first complete portrait of Joey Smallwood - the most loved, feared and hated of Newfoundlanders who, through a singular will, not only changed his country's history but also held political power continuously, almost unchallenged, for twenty-one years and eight months. Smallwood was a man who, in his time, played many parts: a union organizer who became a strike breaker, a journalist who carried on a running battle with the press, a self-proclaimed socialist whose private friends included the right-wing premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis, the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar, and the most controversial president of the United States, Richard Nixon. He trusted no one and believed that the only way to get somewhere was to take the wheel himself. It was this singleness of mind and purpose that saw him through two bitter and hard-fought constitutional campaigns that would see Newfoundland enter Confederation as our tenth province. Horwood cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legend, to get at the man and his times." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge area, minor rubbing, faint water mark at top inside of front hinge area. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RESURGO:  THE HISTORY OF MONCTON.  VOLUME II - THE HISTORY OF MONCTON FROM 1890-1990., Larracey, Edward W.
7 Larracey, Edward W. RESURGO: THE HISTORY OF MONCTON. VOLUME II - THE HISTORY OF MONCTON FROM 1890-1990.
Moncton, New Brunswick City of Moncton 1991 0969463421 / 9780969463429 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
498 pp, 9 1/4" H. Volume II only. Black cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Mollie Filled the Coal Box; The War At Home; The Decade of Natural Gas; Transformation in the Twenties; The News-Filled Thirties; From Peace to War and Back Again; The Television Era; The Stormy Leonard Jones Era; A Violent Crime Wave; A Dramatic Decade; Appendices: Captain Lou Kenedy; Senator Wark; A Stroll Along Main Street; City Council List (1890-1990); The Sea Captains; Index. Minor browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Lerner, Alan Jay & Loewe, Frederick. MY FAIR LADY VOCAL SELECTION.
New York Chappell 1956 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
30 pp, 11 7/8" H. Musical notation (piano) and lyrics. Contents: Get me to the church on time; On the street where you live; With a little bit of luck; Show me; I could have danced all night; Wouldn't it be loverly; I've grown accustomed to her face. Postage will be reduced for this light item to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of covers, small sticker residue on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Maiden, Cecil. LIGHTED JOURNEY: THE STORY OF THE B.C. ELECTRIC.
Vancouver British Columbia Electric Company 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor 
170 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. A history of power generation and urban transportation in lower B.C. from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Three very tiny stains on front pastedown, previous owner's address label on copyright page, area of light browning on free rear endpaper, slight browning on copyright page and on front pastedown, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of boards, very light browning to edges of text block, minor bumps to top edge of rear board. Dust jacket several chips and tears, old tape and tape marks, one 4' tear on rear flap fold has been archivally taped, moderate browning, foxing on rear panel, edge creases and edge wear, several tiny scuffs, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Parsons, R.A. (Richard Augustus) Foreword by Harry A. Cuff. SALUTE TO PORT DE GRAVE AND OTHER POEMS.
Don Mills, Ontario Ontario Publishing 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Inscribed By Author
94 pp, 8 3/8" H. Inscribed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper. "In this little volume, Dr. Parsons has distilled the essence of his keen insight into the everyday world around us. Once again he reveals those aspects of our Province and its people which strike a familiar chord within and evoke memories and association of other times. Adrift as we seem to be in an apparently irreversivble tide of North American 'culture', we are grateful to R.A. Parsons who has done so much to preserve those characteristics of Newfoundland and Newfoundlanders which form part of a precious heritage." Contents: Salute to Port de Grave; The Story Teller; To Austin; To the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's; To Rusty; The Portrait; To the Memory of the Honourable Mr. Justice James D. Higgins; The Tree; Again the Loon; To Paul, Ambassador at Large; To John Lewis Paton; Land, Sea and Sky; Israel; On New Year's Resolutions; To Charles Dickens; The Pensioners; The Captain; Of Shipmates and Companions Strange; The Lucky Man; Postscript. Book is slightly bent at top edge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, slight browning on spine, soft creases on front and rear panels, small scuff mark at top of front panel, light rubbing, a few tiny edge tears. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Paterson, T.W. BRITISH COLUMBIA SHIPWRECKS.
Langley, B.C. Stagecoach Publishing 1976 0889830053 / 9780889830059 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
195 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The rugged coasts and rivers of British Columbia, Alaska and the Arctic Ocean have exacted a heavy toll of ships and seamen during the past 200 years. During this time, hundreds of vessels and thousands of lives have been lost to storms, uncharted reefs, treacherous currents and primitive navigational aids. Shipwreck, piracy, heroism and infamy; all have played their roles on this stormy stage of sea, ice and river rapid. (The author) covers the more spectacular of these ship disasters from the so-called 'mystery wrecks' to the comical salvage of the poor 'Nanette'. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/rubbing, several small edge tears archivally taped, wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE NEW CONQUISTADORS., Read, Jan.
13 Read, Jan. THE NEW CONQUISTADORS.
Evans Brothers, London, 1980. 
175 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0237455161 B&w maps, reproductions. "The war in which the native-born inhabitants of South America wrested control from the Spanish and Portuguese is little known in Britain. Yet, during the nineteenth century, the South American people were helped in their struggle for independence by thousands of British volunteers and mercenaries - the New Conquistadors of this book. In this fascinating account, Jan Read has both outlined the or igins and course of a campaign fought the length and breadth of a continent and drawn a vivid picture of the participants - the swashbuckling and fearless Lord Cochrane; William Brown, the amateur admiral; the embattled William Miller of Peru - a n d of the rank and file of the British and Irish Legions, conned into a desperate overseas adventure with promises of 'flags, banners, glory and riches'." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, minor bump at bottom of spine. Du s t j ac ke t h as minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Segger, Martin. Introduction by Leonard K. Eaton. VICTORIA: A PRIMER FOR REGIONAL HISTORY IN ARCHITECTURE.
Watkins Glen, NY Pilgrim Guide to Historic Architecture / American Life Foundation and Study Institute 1979 0892570296 / 9780892570294 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Photographs by Douglas Franklin. Signed by Author and Photographer.
377 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Signed on title page by Martin Segger and Douglas Franklin. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, drawings. Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Four Essays (The Townscape: Images of Permanence, Prosperity, and Pleasure / The North-South Axis: Trade, Commerce, and Communications / Technology and Convenience: Developments in Civic Amenities / Style and Function: Insitutions, Politics, and People); Four Tours (Map / Tour One: Old Town / Map / Tour Two: James Bay / Map / Tour Three: Victoria's Churches / Map / Tour Four: Victoria's Residences); Biographies of Architects; Bibliography; Glossary of Terms; Index. Minor wrinkle on spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
COCHRANE: BRITANNIA'S SEA WOLF., Thomas, Donald.
15 Thomas, Donald. COCHRANE: BRITANNIA'S SEA WOLF.
Cassell, London, 2002, reprint. 
383 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 030435659X "The life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane was more extraordinary than that of Nelson, and more than outshines his fictional counterparts, Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. He made his name battling Napoleo n's Navy in a series of outstanding and heroic actions, often fighting his ship against seemingly overwhelming odds. His life on land was equally dramatic. As a campaigner against corruption in the Admiralty he won himself many enemies, and w a s l a ter framed in a Stock Exchange fraud. Following his imprisonment he returned to the sea and, in a series of dramatic actions again famous for their disregard of the most daunting risks, helped liberate Brazil and Chile from colonial rule . I n t hi s fascinating biography, Donald Thomas tells the astounding story of one of the most daring and successful real-life heroes the naval world has ever seen." Interior - minor browning tin page margins, otherwise clean and tight with no pr ev iou s ow ner sh ip marks. Exterior - minor browning to edges of text block, one tiny corner crease, soft crease on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
16 Thomas, Roy. (Michael Moorcock.) MICHAEL MOORCOCK'S ELRIC: THE DREAMING CITY.
New York Marvel Comics Group 1982 0939766124 / 9780939766123 Soft Cover Very Good - P. Craig Russell. 
Unpaginated, 10 7/8" H. Marvel Graphic Novel No.2. Colour illustrations. Interior - light erased pencil marks at top corner of title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing on front cover - a little more on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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