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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Barker, Nicholas.  Preface by Charles Ryskamp.
1 Barker, Nicholas. Preface by Charles Ryskamp. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1978 0199510865 / 9780199510863 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
69 pp, + large b&w plate section (photographs, reproductions), 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. "(C)elebrates the quincentenary of the introduction of printing at Oxford with a pictorial history of its subsequent progress, illustrated by the books, documents, and pictures which are its tangible record. The story, although it properly begins with the arrival of Theodoric Rood and the first learned and educational books that he printed, stretches back to the early thirteenth century when scribes, illuminators, and binders of books were already found in Oxford; but it was not until the seventeenth century that, at the initiative of two great men, Archbishop Laud and Bishop Fell, the University Press in its present form was established. It is the dark, dominant figure of John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, and then Bishop of Oxford, who emerges as the real founder of the University Press, and the man who determined the type of books which still preoccupy the Press: learned and educational books, and the Bible." Tiny soiling mark on top of text block, small shallow bump to top of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has old tape repairs at top/bottom inside of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small surface paper loss on front panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
2 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHARIOT:  THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE., Cotterell, Arthur.
3 Cotterell, Arthur. CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.
London Pimlico 2004 0712669426 / 9780712669429 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - some 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is grapically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Illiad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 325 B.C. Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 B.C., on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Britain to Korea." Includes a chapter titled 'Survivals, Ritual and Racing'. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
4 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
 
 
5 Folio Society. (Michael Wood, Chapman Pincher, Sue Bradbury, Simon Goldhill.) FOLIO. WINTER 1998.
Folio Society, London, 1998. 
32 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; In Search of Lost Time (journey to Mesopotamia); The Second Oldest Profession (writers and spies); The Cockney Alphabet; Knowing Homer (legacy of the Odyssey myth); Keats-Shelley Memorial Prize 1999. Interior - cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny curl to top/bottom corners of book. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
STREETSVILLE:  FROM TIMOTHY TO HAZEL., Hicks, Kathleen A.  Foreword by Hazel McCallion.
6 Hicks, Kathleen A. Foreword by Hazel McCallion. STREETSVILLE: FROM TIMOTHY TO HAZEL.
Mississauga, Ontario Mississauga Library System 2008 0973972424 / 9780973972429 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Inscribed By Author
321 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 3/8" H x 11 3/4" D). Inscribed by author on title page: "Sept. 15, 2008 / Enjoy! / Kathleen A. Hicks". Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A local history of Streetsville, Ontario, now part of the city of Missisauga. Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Tribute to Timothy Street; Years: 1820-1850; James Glendenning; Henry Rutledge; The Barnharts; Years: 1851-1900; The Credit Valley Railway; The Streetsville Library; Reid Milling Company; Years: 1901-1950; The Streetsville Women's Institute; Years: 1951-2000; Sam and Hazel McCallion; Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival; Barberton; Harris' Corners; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE.  VOLUME III:  CANADIAN SCHOOL., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Charles Comfort.
7 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Charles Comfort. THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE. VOLUME III: CANADIAN SCHOOL.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1960 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
463 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w reproductions. **Volume III: Canadian School** only. "In order to make the volume of maximum value, more than one thousand works have been illustrated, through necessarily some half-tones are small in size. Check lists of the War Collections and of the Royal Canadian Academy diplomas are also included. (T)he Gallery's chief curator, Dr. R.H. Hubbard, gives detailed notes on each artist and each painting and sculpture listed." Contents: Foreword; Canadian Painting and Sculpture; Abbreviations; Paintings; Sculpture; Royal Canadian Academy Diploma Collection; Check List of Works in the Study Collection; Check List of Canadian Works in the First and Second World War Collections; Index to Accession Numbers; Index to Portraits; Index to Religious, Mythological, Allegorical, Historical, and Literary Subjects; Index to Genre Subjects; Index to Topography and Landscape; Index to Artists. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, very light edge wear, minor fading at top/bottom edges of spine, very small faint mark on top of text block. Dust jacket heavy edge wear, 1/2" piece missing at top of spine, small chip at bottom of front panel, scattered scuffs, old tape on inside edges, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
8 Laing, G. Blair. MEMOIRS OF AN ART DEALER 2.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1982 0771045719 / 9780771045714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
213 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine - no dust jacket (as issued) - dark blue slipcase with gold lettering and pastedown. VOLUME 2 ONLY. Profusely illustrated with tipped-in colour plates. Contents: Preface; Governor Simpson's Missing Paul Kanes; Cornelius Krieghoff - Some Friends and Early Patrons; The Bishop's Journal; Drawings and Other Works from Canada's Early Days; The Purloined Rembrandt; Some Artists and Collectors in the Thirties; Art Dealing During and After World War II; The Beginnings of the Great Art Boom; In the Studios of Some Great Sculptors; Reflections on a Career. Just removed from publisher's shrinkwrap for cataloguing. Very light wear at top/bottom of hinges and at corners, one or two tiny scuffs at edges. Slipcase has very light wear at corners, area of very faint color variance on rear panel. 
Price: 47.50 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.)
9 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
 
 
10 MacTavish, Newton. Introduction by Robert McMichael. THE FINE ARTS IN CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
181 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). First published by Macmillan in 1925. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The Beginnings of Art in Canada; Jacobi, Krieghoff, Fowler, Berthon; The O.S.A., the R.C.A. and the M.A.A.; The Significance of the Eighties; The Dawn of Promise; The National Gallery and the Schools of Art; The Sister Arts; The Canadian Art Club; An Awakening Interest; Sculpture; Architecture; Homer Watson; George A. Reid; James Wilson Morrice; Horatio Walker; Curtis Williamson; Maurice Cullen; John Russell; M.A. Suzor-Cote; Four Notable Landscape Painters; Canadians From Abroad; Canadian Women Painters; Others of Importance; Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Small light pencil erasure mark on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - minor elsewhere, minor soiling, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, two tiny dints on rear hinge - three on front hinge, two tiny tears at top of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
11 MacTavish, Newton. Introduction by Robert McMichael. THE FINE ARTS IN CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
181 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). In slipcase with matching titling on spine and front board. Facsimile reprint of the Macmillan Company of Canada edition of 1925. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The Beginnings of Art in Canada; Jacobi, Krieghoff, Fowler, Berthon; The O.S.A., the R.C.A. and the M.A.A.; The Significance of the Eighties; The Dawn of Promise; The National Gallery and the Schools of Art; The Sister Arts; The Canadian Art Club; An Awakening Interest; Sculpture; Architecture; Homer Watson; George A. Reid; James Wilson Morrice; Horatio Walker; Curtis Williamson; Maurice Cullen; John Russell; M.A. Suzor-Cote; Four Notable Landscape Painters; Canadians From Abroad; Canadian Women Painters; Others of Importance; Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top of front hinge. Slipcase has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER., Palmer, George Herbert, translator.  (Homer.)
12 Palmer, George Herbert, translator. (Homer.) THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Houghton Mifflin 1929 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good - N.C. Wyeth. 
314 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red boards with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Pictorial endpapers. Sixteen colour plates (including frontispiece) by N.C. Wyeth (collated). The epic story of the adventures of Odysseus, translated into prose. Contents: The Council of the Gods; The Departure of Telemachus; At Pylos; At Lacedaemon; The Raft of Odysseus; The Landing at Phaeacia; The Welcome of Alcinous; The Stay in Phaeacia; The Cyclops; Circe; The Land of the Dead; The Sirens; From Phaeacia to Ithaca; The Stay with Eumaeus; Telemachus and Eumaeus; The Recognition by Telemachus; The Return of Telemachus to Ithaca; The Fight of Odysseus and Irus; The Meeting with Penelope; Before the Slaughter; The Trial of the Bow; The Slaughter of the Suitors; The Recognition of Penelope; Peace. Previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown, small margin tear on title page and three other pages - archivally taped, some darkening to edges of text block, light wear at top/bottom of spine - a few tiny chips and tears at top of spine, very minor corner wear, light fading to color on spine and front hinge. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
13 Reid, Dennis. A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING. SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1988 0195406648 / 9780195406641 Second (expanded) Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This Second Edition covers painting to 1980. A long final chapter treats a crucial fifteen years when there developed in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms and an apparent falling off of interest in painting. In fact the cry was hear - throughout the western world - that painting was dead. It turned out, however, that this was far from true. Dennis Reid discusses the work of established artists who produced steadily in the period - including Jack Bush, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Gershon Iskowitz, John Meredith, Guido Molinari, Jack Shadbolt, and Claude Tousignant - as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Among the more recent painters discussed are David Bolduc, John Boyle, David Craven, Paterson Ewen, Ivan Eyre, Yves Gaucher, John Hall, Ron Martin, Michael Morris, Norval Morrisseau, Christopher Pratt, Shirley Wiitasalo, and Tim Zuck. Enriched by this overview, and by many additions to the original text, (this) is the widest-ranging and most authoritiative handbook available. Lucid, interesting, and informative, it is still a pleasure to read from first to last." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE NECESSITY FOR LOVE: THE HISTORY OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS., Rhodes, Clifford.
14 Rhodes, Clifford. THE NECESSITY FOR LOVE: THE HISTORY OF INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS.
Constable, London, 1972. 
258 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0094590508 "Starting with the heroic age of Homer and ending with the Women's Liberation Movement, Clifford Rhodes reviews the major developments in the western tradition of relationships between people. H e has drawn on the writings of philosophers, poets, theologians and psychologists to illustrate his theme - which broadly speaking is summed up in the one word 'Love'. The scope of the subject is wide and is examined in all its aspects from t h e s u blime to the near pornographic...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny corner creases, light creases/wrinkles on spine, minor soiling on top/bottom of textblock, slight bump t o b ot to m c or n er of book, old prince inked out on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ATLAS OF ANCIENT & CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 451., Rhys, Ernest, editor.
15 Rhys, Ernest, editor. ATLAS OF ANCIENT & CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 451.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1933 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
268 pp, 6 7/8" H. Decorated endpapers and title page. Colour and b&w maps. Includes Historical Gazetteer and Index. "We begin with the voyages of the Argonauts, and the world of Homer, representing a Europe on whose outer western rim these islands lay in Cimmerian darkness, with no western hemisphere of the future Americas beyond them. The eastern survey of Herodotus, and the Eratosthenes' map which ranges from Ultima Thule in the far north to Arabia Deserta and the Indian limits, carry the record to the point where the live contact between geography and ancient history occurs. It is seen in the voyage of Nearchus who sailed as far southeast as the mouth of the Indus in 325 B.C.; and Strabo and Ptolemy bring us to the partition of the old world at the beginning of the Christian era. It was in the library of Alexandria that Eratosthenes wrote the work which began the real mapping out of the globe eith the lines of latitude and longitude. Turning to the more special maps we realize in that of Greece, as Professor Bury has shown us, how vitally its physical features affected its history and its place among the nations. We see how its ridged headland, broken by a great sea rift, and how the heights of Olympus, Ossa, and Pelion, and those of Euboea and the island chain beyond, and how again Epirus and the Pelopennesus, gave the land its mountain barriers. But finally it was the sea decided the fate of the people; they were fairly driven to seek their outlet and their defence on its waters; and the decisive factor was the Aegean, which became in a sense the fluid axis of Greek conquest, commerce, and colonial life. In the same way, it is the map that makes us aware of the effect of position in the case of an old rival to Rome like Carthage. The line-maps of the cities include Syracuse, Thebes, Babylon, Jerusalem, Tyre, Pompeii; and among the battlefields are Marathon and Salamis, Issus and Thermopylae." From the Introduction. Slight fading to spine color, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block, small light scratch on front cover, two tiny corner bumps, book lightly cracked in several places - book very sound, line indentation with a series of tiny dints down free front endpaper - migrates into adjacent preliminary pages. Dust jacket has light fading to spine and flap-fold color, very light edge wrinkling, two tiny tears at top of spine, tiny light white mark on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ACHILLES IN VIETNAM: COMBAT TRAUMA AND THE UNDOING OF CHARACTER., Shay, Jonathan.
16 Shay, Jonathan. ACHILLES IN VIETNAM: COMBAT TRAUMA AND THE UNDOING OF CHARACTER.
Atheneum, New York, 1994, second printing. 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0689121822 "Gradually, it has come to be known that the combat veterans of Vietnam suffer, in appalling numbers, from what is known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Indeed, of the three quarters of a million surviving combat veterans, one quarter of a million suffer from this disorder and the personal costs it imposes. Dr. Jonathan Shay casts new, challenging, and irrefutable lights on the lives of these men and the r a v ages of combat trauma on their minds and spirits. For many years, Dr. Shay has been the psychiatrist for a group of Vietnam veterans. In that time, he has come to see an overwhelming and undeniable similiarity between their experiences and t ho se o f the soldiers in the 'Iliad'; after all, this centuries-old epic is about soldiers in war and its disastrous consequences for their character. More specifically, the elements of Achilles' story - the betrayal by his commander, the shrin ki ng of his moral and social world to a small group of friends, the death of one or more of these comrades, the accompanying feelings of grief, guilt, and numbness followed by a 'berserk' rage - are heard over and over in the stories of these men who we re once soldiers and are still caught up in that old struggle. Drawing at length on these men's vivid and heart-rending words, as well as on Dr. Shay's own close, ingenious, and persuasive reading of Homer's classic story, (this book) has alre ady bee n acc laimed by soldiers, writers, classicists, and psychiatrists. It should transform any and all future discussions of the Vietnam War." Moderate wrinkling and two creases down front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of sp ine. Dus t ja cket h as minor edge wrinkling, very small tear at bottom of rear flap-fold. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
KITCHENER:  A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE., Stanton, Ray and Pearce, Richard.
17 Stanton, Ray and Pearce, Richard. KITCHENER: A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE.
Burlington, Ontario Windsor Publications 1991 0897813812 / 9780897813815 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
136 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. "In its days as 'Busy Berlin', the city known today as Kitchener took great pride in its reputation as a thriving business and manufacturing centre. The heritage of Berlin's original German-speaking inhabitants - a tradition of hard work and craftsmanship - remained woven into the cultural fabric of the city long after the name change of World War I. Today the city has come full circle, and 'Made in Kitchener' has again become a trademark of excellence. (This book) brings the story to life, capturing the essence of Kitchener as never before. (It) brings together all the elements, both of the past and of the present, which make Kitchener such an exciting place to live, work, and play. In addition, those businesses and organizations which have contributed to the city's growth are profiled in a special section, 'Kitchener's Enterprises', by corporate profile writer Richard Pearce." Minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has some very light to minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
18 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD., Wilkens, Iman.
19 Wilkens, Iman. WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1991, first U.S. edition. 
365 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312059949 Map endpapers, b&w maps, plans, drawings, reproductions. "Arguing, convincingly, that the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey' do not fit the topography, geology, climate, and oceanic tidal patterns of the eastern Mediterranean, Wilkens relocates the Homeric scene in western Europe and the northern Atlantic, revealing the precise site of Troy itself and the plain on which the Trojan War was fought. By examining the texts in det ail, Wilkens has identified over 400 place-names in western Europe and concludes that the original oral version was composed by Homer several hundred years before it was written down. He reveals that the Trojan War was fought on a far larger scale than previously thought, by Celts from regions as far apart as Scandinavia and Spain, and that the 'Odyssey' provided an oral map for illiterate Celtic seafarers - an extraordinary and enlightening journey into prehistory that is as exciting as the voyages of Odysseus. Thanks to Wilkens' patient detective work, many of the most puzzling aspects of Homer's epic poems now fall into place, enabling the reader - perhaps for the first time - to understand fully the meaning and significance of Euro pe's oldest literary masterpieces.' Very light dust soiling on top of textblock, minor soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge w ear, very light edge wrinkling, light creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at bottom of front flap, light rubbing to glossy surfaces, very small faint scuff on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
THE JUNIOR CLASSICS.  POPULAR EDITION, ILLUSTRATED.  10 VOLUME SET.  (THE YOUNG FOLKS' SHELF OF BOOKS.), Williams, Mabel and Dalphin, Marcia, editors.  Introduction by William Allan Neilson.
20 Williams, Mabel and Dalphin, Marcia, editors. Introduction by William Allan Neilson. THE JUNIOR CLASSICS. POPULAR EDITION, ILLUSTRATED. 10 VOLUME SET. (THE YOUNG FOLKS' SHELF OF BOOKS.)
P.F. Collier & Son 1957 Popular Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) Leslie Brooke, John D. Batten, Walter Crane, Warren Chappell, John Tenniel, Richard Doyle, Charles Dana Gibson, Frank Shields, Lois Lenski, Wilfred Jones, Hugh Thomson, Tom Hall, Randolph Caldecott, Dorothy Lathrop, W. Heath Robinson, et al. 
358 pp, 368 pp, 364 pp, 377 pp, 392 pp, 392 pp, 376 pp, 380 pp, 389 pp, 390 pp - 10 volume set (9 3/4" H). Books are bound in different colors (red, green, blue, orange and brown) with black title blocks & gilt lettering on spines, black illustrations on spines and front boards. Pictorial endpapers, color frontispieces, color and monotone illustrations throughout by Howard Pyle, John D. Batten, L. Leslie Brooke, E. Verbeck, Walter Crane, Wanda Gag, Warren Chappell, Lockwood Kipling, Dorothy Lathrop, H.M. Brock, Boris Artzybasheff, John Flaxman, Wilfred Jones, Reginald Birch, Richard Doyle, Randolph Caldecott, Gustave Dore, Sir John Tenniel, Frank Shields, Tom Hall, W. Heath Robinson, and others. 1. Fairy Tales and Fables; 2. Stories of Wonder and Magic; 3. Myths and Legends; 4. Hero Tales; 5. Stories That Never Grow Old; 6. Stories About Boys and Girls; 7. The Animal Book; 8. Stories from History; 9. Sport and Adventure; 10. Poetry / Reading Guide / Indexes. Most volumes have very light wrinkling - either at the topof the spine, at the bottom of the spine, or at both; very light edge wear at top/bottom of spines and at corners; volume 5 has a very small stain at top edge of rear board (old glue) and and a faint tiny stain on top of text block; volume 6 has two very small light stains on rear board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
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