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THE OLD SCOTS SONGS WITH MUSIC., (T.S. Gleadhill).
1 (T.S. Gleadhill). THE OLD SCOTS SONGS WITH MUSIC.
Lang Syne Publishers, Newtongrange, 1983. 
Unpaginated, 11 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0946264181 38 traditional Scottish songs for voice and piano. "....present(s) dozens of marvellous works ranging from the romantic Bonnie Mary of Argyle; to the reminiscent When you and I were young, Maggi e; to the lighter songs like Wee Willie Winkie and The Deil's Awa' wi' the Exciseman. The songs are reprinted from a book by T.S. Gleadhill published in 1880." Interior - cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, tiny bump to top corner of p a g e s , o therwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges, slight bump to top/bottom of spine with closed tears and also at top corner. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CLANS, SEPTS, AND REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS., Adam, Frank.  Revised by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney.
2 Adam, Frank. Revised by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney. THE CLANS, SEPTS, AND REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS.
Edinburgh W. & A.K. Johnston 1952 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
624 pp + 56 pages of colour illustrations of tartans (showing 112 in total) + fold-out map at rear, 8 3/4" H. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped decoration on spine and front board. 17 b&w plates, including frontispiece (collated), plus additional b&w drawings in text. Section headings: History of the Clan System; Structure of the Clan System; Celtic Culture; Highland Forces; Clan Insignia and Heraldry; Clan Lists and Statistics; Appendices; List of Coloured Plates of Tartans; List of Clans in Order of Precedence; Index; Coloured Plates of Tartans; Clap Map of Scotland. Small edge tear at bottom of rear free endpaper and on fold-out map at gutter (does not effect map) - both archivally taped, very light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling abd minor tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, slight fading to colour on spine and at top 1" of rear board, very small faint water mark on both boards, minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY MAN.  A SELECTION OF HIS CYCLING ARTICLES REPRINTED FROM THE "AYRSHIRE POST" AND INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL., Bell, David E.T.  Compiled and edited  by  P. Blane, S.J. Hourston and J.B. Gambles.
3 Bell, David E.T. Compiled and edited by P. Blane, S.J. Hourston and J.B. Gambles. THE HIGHWAY MAN. A SELECTION OF HIS CYCLING ARTICLES REPRINTED FROM THE "AYRSHIRE POST" AND INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL.
Ayr Ayrshire Post 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- S.J. Hourston. Inscribed
200 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To John / From Jackie Bryden" and with an additional notation "Xmas 1970" perhaps in another hand. David Bell's (d. 1965) articles on road cycling are set mainly in Scotland, but extend to England, Ireland and the Continent. Also included are some nature notes. "Davie's interest in the bicycle started in 1927 when, encouraged by Jackie Bryden, the late Andrew Shearer and the late Tom McKean of Ayr Health and Strength Club, he became a week-end cyclist. On his first run with Jackie Bryden he pedalled from Prestwick to Stirling and back on a 'sit up and beg' upright bicycle, a distance of over 100 miles." From the biographical note. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small air bubbles on front board and one slightly larger one on the rear board, tiny slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top edge with tiny chips/tears mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling at bottom edge with two very tiny tears, browning to spine and light browning to edges and flap-folds, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
4 Bonis, Robert R. WINDSWEPT.
West Hill, Ontario Highlands Press 1980 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Robert R. Bonis, photographs. Signed by Author
202 pp,10 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page. B&w and colour photographs, music scores. A collection of poems, songs, hymns, carols, etc. about rural life in old Scarborough, Ontario where the author lived his early life and also of the Haliburton Highlands where the family summered in a lakeside cottage. Faint browning to front free endpaper and half-title page. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, 1/2" closed tear at bottom of front panel, tiny closed tears at top of spine - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
POETICAL WORKS., Burns, Robert.
5 Burns, Robert. POETICAL WORKS.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
648 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Very light browning to edges of text block, approx. first 160 pages with small to tiny crease at top corner, small tear/crease at fore-edge of page 430/440 archivally taped, minor corner wear on covers, light fading to color at top/bottom edge of spine. Slipcase has very light wear at corners, some minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SONGS AND POEMS., Burns, Robert.
6 Burns, Robert. SONGS AND POEMS.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, n.d.. 
110 pp, including colophon, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (plaid paper-covered boards with title block on spine) in slipcase with title label on front. A collection of over 100 poems and songs by Robert Burns. A line of tiny light foxing marks across page 5/6, slight darkening to spine, small area of soiling on either side of the spine (due to handling when taking the book out of the slipcase), one very small corner bump. Slipcase has some light wear at edges and corners,;light soiling; light rubbing; small waterstain, light erased pencil marks and light browning on title label; small corner tear reglued. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.
7 Burton, Anthony. THE CANAL BUILDERS.
London Eyre Methuen 1972 413284107 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped top and bottom, light creasing to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear/soiling. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS., Cavalier, Julian.  Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt.
9 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped at top and bottom, minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 71.  JUNE 1987., Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Geoffrey Jones, Francois Prins, Don Middleton, Michael Irvin, Stuart Howe, William Jesse, Arthur Pearcy, Stuart McKay, Malcolm Fillmore, Robbie Shaw, Jeremy Collins, Dave Smith.)
10 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Geoffrey Jones, Francois Prins, Don Middleton, Michael Irvin, Stuart Howe, William Jesse, Arthur Pearcy, Stuart McKay, Malcolm Fillmore, Robbie Shaw, Jeremy Collins, Dave Smith.) FLYPAST. NO. 71. JUNE 1987.
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1987. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Castrol Challenge; Kermit opens up (Kermit Weeks' Florida Air Museum); Pathfinder (Don Bennett); Airspeed (Oxford aircraft manufacturer); Tunes of Glory (Pierce McKennon, 4th Fighter Group); Convair Survivors (Convair twins); Chalk's Seaplanes (Chalk's International Airline); News (P-38 Lightning); Airshow 87; Type Report (C-47s of SAAF, Moths); Aviation Archae ology (wrecks in highlands); Register Review; Museums of the World (Turkey); Preservation Project (Invader); Airfield (Chester, home of the HS.125), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge w e a r , v e r y light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, tiny tear with crease on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA., Elting, John R.  Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips.
11 Elting, John R. Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips. THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA.
Philip Freneau, Monmouth Beach, NJ, 1977. 
96 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and image of soldier on front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in at rear. B&w maps/battle plans. "Historians and students of the Burgoyne Cam paigns have, for over 125 years, referred to the Battles of Saratoga as the most decisive series of engagements of the American Revolution....Yet, with all its acknowledged importance, the campaign remains one of the least accurately portr a y e d a n d m ost poorly researched in American history....To do battle with (the) myriad of myths, inaccuracies, and misinterpretations, Colonel John R. Elting brings an impressive arsenal of professional historical skills and background knowle dg e. .. .i t i s no t s urprising that his analysis of the practical problems of campaigning and logistics in the Northern Department is masterful. Supply and transportation problems played a major role in Burgoyne's defeat. By using 'Mad Johnn y' M'A lpi ne' s 'Na rr ati ve ' - extensively yet critically and in balance with a number of other primary sources - these problems are brought into proper perspective...(Colonel Elting dissects) the role of the British artillery on Sugar Loaf Hil l ( Moun t De fian ce ) in th e ev acu atio n of Fort Ticonderoga, the effect of the death of Jane McCrea on the mustering of the American militia against Burgoyne, and the tactical importance of the terrain west of the American fortified lines nea r th e Nei lson Farm. ( He) b ring s new pri mary source material to bear upon the investigation of the Burgoyne Campaign. 'A Military Journal' - thought to be written by Richard Pope (an officer of the 47th Regiment of Foot) and the 'Memoirs' o f E. Schuel er vo n Send en ( a Brun swick offic er of the Regiment von Specht) add fresh and valuable information." From the Foreword. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
12 Fraser, Elisabeth. (Robert Burns.) AULD LANG SYNE: A PORTRAIT OF ROBERT BURNS.
Jarrold, Norwich, 1985. 
64 pp, 9 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0711701873 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Scotland's Farmer Poet; Robert Burns Country Map; The Burns Federation; Verses (including My Heart's in the Highlands, A Man's a Man for a' That, Afton Water, The Bonny Banks of Ayr, The Banks o' Doon, Scots, Wha Hae, The Cotter's Saturday Night*, To a Mouse, Address to Edinburgh, The Highland Laddie, Tam o' Shanter*, etc.). * indicates selected v erses only. Interior - very slightly cracked at contents page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small minor crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 32nd AND 46th REGIMENTS OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Goldsmith, R.F.K.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
13 Goldsmith, R.F.K. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 32nd AND 46th REGIMENTS OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
122 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520363 B&w photographs, reproductions. "In (this volume) we have a regiment that began life as Marines at the time when the Royal Navy first penetrated into the Mediterranean; we have an other regiment, quite separate at that time from the first, taking part as the only complete unit in the otherwise best forgotten foray into the Highlands after Bonny Prince Charlie that ended disastrously at Prestonpans; and we have the crow n i n g g l ory of the defence of the Residency at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. This in addition to participation in the American War of Independence, a reminder of which is still worn by all light infantrymen in their cap badge; the Peninsul ar W ar a n d Wa terloo and the wars in the Crimea, in Egypt and in South Africa. The story goes into two world wars and in the exploits here recorded it was west country men who, particularly in the second of them, provided the backbone of the D .C. L.I .'s ba tt al ion s. A regimental history would be a dull affair were it not for the records and diaries that past members have left behind them. The D.C.L.I. is particularly fortunate in its 'other rank' chroniclers and Privates Waterfiel d an d Me tcal fe, Cor por al R yder and Sergeant Philip are a quartet the interest and pungency of whose anecdotes it would be hard to beat...." Includes the music and lyrics for the Regimental March 'One and All' and lyrics for 'Trelawny'. Fain t cig arett e odo r, l ight wri nkli ng at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds. Very G ood/Go od+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Harris, Deborah Turner. Cover art by Don Maitz (1 & 2) and Daniel Horne (3). THE CALEDON SAGA. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. CALEDON OF THE MISTS. 2. THE QUEEN OF ASHES. 3. THE CITY OF EXILE.
Ace, New York, (1994,1995, 1997), Ist printings. 
402 pp, 448 pp, 365 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. B&w maps. "For decades, the last scions of the Dunladry have languished in luxurious exile, growing soft and weak in the comforts of the Feyan court. Now their highland home cries out for its rulers - Duncan, with his virgin blade, and Mhairi, his sister - to lead the clans in a struggle for freedom from the usurping tyrant. But their battle is no ordinary one of sword and steel. For the priest-servants of the usurper have the very forces of darkness at their command. In the first test of his sword against a shape-shifting demon, the young king falls...And the fate of the empire lies in the hands of Mhairi, who must answer the call of her blood...as woman, as warrior, and as queen!" Interiors - two creases to first page in book 1, small book store stamp and old price on first page of book 2, soft corner crease to top of pages 329 to end of book 3 and light browning to inside of covers of book 3, other wise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, soft crease down rear cover of book 3, spines flat with two very faint creases on book 3. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Harris, Nigel, editor. (David L. Smith, Chris Leigh, Gordon Biddle, Peter Holmes, A.A. Harrison, Trefor Thompson, Keith Beck.) TRAINS ILLUSTRATED 52. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1984. RAILWAY HERITAGE.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1984. 
39 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, map, colour reproduction. Contents: Taking the high road, 1924 (Scottish Highlands); Spotting on the Southern; Station Port rait: Perth; Armoured Trains; Built to last....The Furness Railway 'A5' 0-4-0s; Of railway officers and railwaymen; Researching railway history; The GWR 'County' 4-6-0s: the last of Churchward's line. Interior - clean and tight with no oth e r o w n e r s hip marks. Exterior - old price on front cover, very light rubbing on rear cover, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
THE LOVE SONGS AND HEROINES OF ROBERT BURNS., Hill, John C., Rev.  (Robert Burns.)
16 Hill, John C., Rev. (Robert Burns.) THE LOVE SONGS AND HEROINES OF ROBERT BURNS.
J.M. Dent, London, 1961, first edition. 
155 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Many who sing the love songs of Robert Burns have no idea of the heroines in whose honour they were composed. Mr. Hill's book provides the necessary information, for it comprises a collection of the poet's love lyrics set in a series of pen pictures of the 'garden of girls' to whom they are addressed. The songs are thus given their proper background, and the story connected with each heroine is fully and admirably told. This identification adds greatly to the interest of the songs....The poems are annotated where Scottish expressions need definition." Small light label mark on free front endpaper, minor wrinkkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom c o r n e r o f boards, small shallow dint on fore-edge of read board, small faint stain on both boards, minor soiling. Dust jacket has light soiling, slight darkening to spine and fllap-folds, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of f la p- fo ld s, t i ny s tains along bottom rear edge. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Howard, Philip.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
17 Howard, Philip. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, reprint. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520193 B&w photographs, reproductions. "The Royal Highlanders....the Gallant Forty-Two....The Germans christened them 'the ladies from hell'. Down the stormy centuries from Fontenoy to the Hook in Korea Britain's enemies have called them other less printable names. But when they were first raised as a police force to keep the peace in the turbulent and inaccessible Highlands, the locals nick-named them (in Gaelic, of course) the Black Watch. And the menacing name has stuck. Their old 'black' tartan has stuck too, and today is worn by imitators around the world from Tokyo to Trinidad. It was the first kilted regiment in the British army, the original ancestor of all the o ther famous regiments that were later raised in the Highlands. Until Waterloo Gaelic was the language of the Black Watch, and it is still spoken on occasions. They brought the bagpipes into the British army, because the Highlanders refused t o m a r c h without their pipes. In those early days they charged with claymore and dirk. Today they are fully motorized and mechanized for nuclear war. But the heart of the Black Watch is still Highland. The stern old regiment still keeps it s un i qu e tr ad itions. In the wild places of the world, in the most ferocious battles of the British army where victory was balanced on a bayonet point, the Black Watch has usually been there. And still today he is a man of lead whose imaginati on do es no t tin gl e when the hears the pipes play 'Hieland Laddie' (pipe score at rear of book), and sees the long lines of kilts swinging jauntily down the hill." Faint cigarette odor, minor edge wear, minor browning on spine. Dust jacket is pric e c lipp ed , ha s li ght edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very small edge tears, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
18 Hughes, Monica. THE SEVEN MAGPIES.
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002245493 / 9780002245494 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
148 pp, 8 5/8" H. "Britain has just declared war on Germany and (Maureen's) father has been sent to the Front, where casualties are heavy. Her mother is trooping off eagerly - too eagerly, (she) thinks - to London 'to help with the war effort'. And Maureen is being shipped off to the stuffy-sounding Logan Academy for Young Ladies, a remote but supposedly safe boarding school in the Scottish Highlands. The girls at the school are just as Maureen expects: cold and cliquish, completely cowed by their cruel ringleader, Kathleen. But there's also something weird about these girls, something sinister. Why do they slip away in the middle of the night, one by one, to visit the woods surrounding the school? What's their secret society, called the Seven Magpies, all about - and why does it make them seem so nervous? It isn't until Maureen herself falls under the spell of a strange stone, a stone that compels her to leave it offerings of food, that she begins to understand what's making her schoolmates seem so strange. And then she discovers what the real danger is - - . A realistic yet magical story of what happens when a group of teenagers tampers with the ancient power of the Celts." Both book and dust jacket are clean and bright. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE SEVEN MAGPIES., Hughes, Monica.
19 Hughes, Monica. THE SEVEN MAGPIES.
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002245493 / 9780002245494 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
148 pp, 8 5/8" H. "Britain has just declared war on Germany and (Maureen's) father has been sent to the Front, where casualties are heavy. Her mother is trooping off eagerly - too eagerly, (she) thinks - to London 'to help with the war effort'. And Maureen is being shipped off to the stuffy-sounding Logan Academy for Young Ladies, a remote but supposedly safe boarding school in the Scottish Highlands. The girls at the school are just as Maureen expects: cold and cliquish, completely cowed by their cruel ringleader, Kathleen. But there's also something weird about these girls, something sinister. Why do they slip away in the middle of the night, one by one, to visit the woods surrounding the school? What's their secret society, called the Seven Magpies, all about - and why does it make them seem so nervous? It isn't until Maureen herself falls under the spell of a strange stone, a stone that compels her to leave it offerings of food, that she begins to understand what's making her schoolmates seem so strange. And then she discovers what the real danger is - - . A realistic yet magical story of what happens when a group of teenagers tampers with the ancient power of the Celts." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny tear (archivally taped) and minor wear at bottom of front flap-fold, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE., Keightley, Thomas.
20 Keightley, Thomas. THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE.
New York Avenel 1978 0517263130 / 9780517263136 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
560 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. First Avenel reprinting of the 1878 G. Bell edition. "Kelpies, Korrigans, Pixies and Peries, Deeves, Brownies, and Bugaboos - these are just a few of the fantastic figures you will encounter in this unique collection of fairy mythology. Gnomes, faries, and elves of every imaginable size, shape, color, and demeanor spring to life in this marvelously illustrated guide to the fairy realm. Just one glance at the extensive table of contents reveals the scope and variety of fairy folklore explored here - from Persian and Arabian romance to the mythology of Scandinavia, England, France, Germany, and Switzerland. In addition, the author includes sections dealing with the more obscure fairy folkore and tradition of Greece, Spain, Italy, Africa, and the Middle East. Indeed, (he) has left no stone unturned in accomplishing the task he set for himself: 'to collect, arrange and classify and give under one point of view the various ideas and legends respecting fairies and similar beings of the popular creed.' Taken from a variety of sources of popular myth and legend, (it) forms a rich compendium of the superstitions surrounding those enchanting lesser deities, 'the little people'. Not only does (he) explore every type and species, but he also traces resemblances and similarities among the fairy traditions of different countries. For instance, did you know that the Nis (Scandianavia), the Kobold (Germany), and the Goblin (England) are all names for one species, which appears in Scotland under the name of Brownie, and that the Brownie is a person of small stature and wrinkled visage, is covered with short and curly brown hair, and wears a brown mantle and hood? In addition, Keightley discusses the fairy tradition as it appears in major works of English literature, from the Middle Age epic of 'Beowulf' and Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' to Spencer's 'The Faerie Queene' and Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'." Light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two repaired small tears at top of spine. Dust jacket has several archivally taped tears - mainly at top of spine/hinges - one with creases, light browning at top inside of spine. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
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