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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF WALES (24th/41st FOOT).  UPDATED REPRINT.
1 A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF WALES (24th/41st FOOT). UPDATED REPRINT.
Regimental Committee, 1986, updated reprint. 
91 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Badges, Distinctions and Battle Honours; Victoria Cross Roll; List of Colonels; Notable Sporting Achievements; Table of Chief Events; The Origins of the Regiment; Battle Honours of the Regiment; The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1713; The Seven Years War, 1756-1763; The American War of Independence, 1775-1782; The Napoleonic Wars - Service at Sea, 1797; Egypt, 1801; The Cape of Good Hope, 1806; The Peninsular War, 1808 - 1814; Service in the East, 1805-1825; The American War, 1812-1814; The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 - The First Burma War, 1825-1826; The First Afghan War, 1838-1842; The Second Sikh War, 1848-1849; The Crimean War, 1854-1856; The Andaman Islands, 1867; The Zulu War, 1879; The Second Burma War, 1885-1887; The South African War, 1899-1902; The First World War, 1914-1918; The Second World War, 1939-1945; Operations after the Second World War; The Reserve Battalion; Amalgamation 1969. Interior - very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, one small corner crease, small watermark and small soiling mark on front cover, minor rubbing. VG- 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
GATEWAYS OF HOPE:  BEING GLIMPSES OF THE WORK OF THE MISSION TO LEPERS.
2 GATEWAYS OF HOPE: BEING GLIMPSES OF THE WORK OF THE MISSION TO LEPERS.
London The Mission to the Lepers 1937 Revised Edition Card Very Good 
80 pp, 7 1/4" H. Sepiatone photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; Early Years; India - On Northern Plains; India - West and South; From Burma to Malaya; China; Japan and Korea; Africa and Elsewhere; Among the Children; Medical Treatment; Conclusion; Appendices: The Mission to Lepers - Its Objects and Methods; How Supported; Its Fields and Stations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fading to spine/hinge colour and at top edge of rear cover, light rubbing and soiling on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL., 'BB'.  Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
3 'BB'. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford. LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1950, "First Cheap Edition", with 7s. 6d. price on dust jacket flap. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (green boards with black lettering on spine) in dust jacket. Green, black & white map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Where is Compton Deverell? It may be anywhere you choose in the English countryside, because ' BB' has drawn a living picture of that sort of delightful old house among fields and woods, the ideal English home which thousands remember from their childhood or hope to have in that future for which they work and plan. The letters are w r i t t e n b y a countryman to a younger friend abroad and they describe the routine of country life throughout the months of the year as it engages an active man with a contemplative mind. They recount the discovery of the small signs of spri ng , th e de li gh t s of summer and long days spent in the open air, and the white beauty of the winter which the townsman hardly knows. Here then is a tranquil book designed for casual reading, calling up the very sights, sounds and smells of th e E ng lis h cou ntr ysi de . It is one of the most intimately observed of 'BB's' books, and one of the most endearing." Minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear/ wrin kli ng - m ainl y at top /bo tt om o f spine and flap-folds, browning to spine and flap-folds, a few very small closed tears and tiny chips, a 2 1/2" closed tear on front hinge - archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
ENCHANTMENT'S END.  PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN., Alexander, Marc.  Cover art by Stephen Bradbury.
4 Alexander, Marc. Cover art by Stephen Bradbury. ENCHANTMENT'S END. PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN.
Headline, London, 1992, first printing. 
434 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0747238340 "A small group of ill-assorted questers have reached the end of the Pilgrim Path - the resting place of the enchanted Princess Livia, rightful heir to the Empty Throne. But before she can be woken fr om her hundred years' slumber they must carry her to the fabled Wells of Ythan to bathe in the magical waters which will restore her to consciousness. Also travelling to the Wells is the Regent who rules in her stead - a mercilessly ambiti o u s m a n i nfected with a great evil - the poisoned bite of a homunculus threatens his life and sanity. His only hope of a cure for the creeping decay which afflicts his flesh lies in the very same Well water which, when it wakens Livia, will th re at e n hi s h ar dwon position of power. The Wells will accept all who come with faith in their efficacy - good and evil alike. And Livia's fight for Ythan begins in earnest once the ancient Mage Ysldon has dispensed his mythical panacea.... " Int eri or - sl ig ht cu rl at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, slight curl at top corners of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WINNIPEG IN MAPSM 1816-1972 / WINNIPEG PAR LES CARTES, 1816-1972., Artibise, Alan F.J. And Dahl, Edward H.
5 Artibise, Alan F.J. And Dahl, Edward H. WINNIPEG IN MAPSM 1816-1972 / WINNIPEG PAR LES CARTES, 1816-1972.
Ottawa National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada 1975 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
80 pp, 12 1/8" H. B&w maps. Bilingual text (English/French). "In this volume we present thirty-one maps, dating from 1816 to 1972, in the hope that those interested in Winnipeg's history will become aware of the wealth and variety of cartographical material available to them." Includes: Red River Settlement, 1816; Upper Fort Garry and Vicinity, 1848; Village of Winnipeg, 1872; Bird's Eye View of Winnipeg, 1880; Hudson's Bay Company's Reserve, 1887; Street Railways of Winnipeg, 1882-1914; Armstrong's Point, c.1905; Tuxedo Park, c.1910; Housing in the North End, 1917; Housing in the South End, 1930; Outline Map of St. Vital Park, 1929; Metropolitan Winnipeg, 1960, Unicity, 1972, etc. Interior - old price label on first page with light offset on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear on covers - light on spine, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RIVER OF LIFE., Ballard, Joy Mackinnon.
6 Ballard, Joy Mackinnon. RIVER OF LIFE.
Self-published 1983 4th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good - Signed by Author
72 pp, 8 1/2" H. Signed on back of title page: "Joy M. Ballard". "This collection of verses expressing some of my thoughts and feelings, is presented in the hope that it may be of help to someone, by bringing back memories, evoking a smile, lifting a spirit, stimulating positive thinking, or renewing a faith." "Joy Mackinnon Ballard was born in Toronto on April 23, 1922. She was educated at Brank-some Hall School in Toronto, received her B.A. degree from Victoria College, University of Toronto and her M.D. degree from the University of Toronto Medical School." Mother and doctor, "(s)he was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 39 and gradually became more physically disabled", but even after additional illnesses forced her to retire, she remained active in community and church groups in Toronto and Haliburton, maintaining the positive attitude and sense of humour demonstrated in her poetry. Interior - staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny edge tears/creases - archivally taped, tiny scuff on front hinge area and on spine, staples are rusty, scattered tiny light foxing marks on covers - mainly at edges, small faint stain on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CRATER TO THE CREGGAN:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974., Barthorp, Michael.
7 Barthorp, Michael. CRATER TO THE CREGGAN: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974.
Leo Cooper, London, 1976, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 085052229 Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, 'family tree'. "In the early 1960s a new concept for the organisation of the Infantry was devised - the voluntary formation of Large Regiments. This is the story of the first: the Royal Anglian Regiment, with four regular battalions, formed from the seven county regiments of East Anglia and the East Midlands. These regiments, each with long and highly individual histories and tradition s , m a d e a decision to unite, a step which required goodwill, tolerance, trust and determination to made the union succeed. In some quarters, the Large Regiment concept was a nail in the coffin of the treasured regimental system; to others, i t wa s a m ea ns of retaining the essential features of that system while withstanding the stresses of change in the Army as a whole. The Royal Anglians have had ten years in which to test their experiment, years of futher reductions in the Arm y, of t rai nin g a s a i rpo r table and mechanized infantry, keeping the peace in distant garrisons, as United Nations troops, and above all the years of bullet and bomb in Aden and Ulster. This book describes how the dangers and difficulties o f t hose ye ars have wel ded to geth er a new regiment of modern infantry, highly trained and professional yet still conscious of inherited traditions. Chiefly, it is a picture of the contemporary British infantryman, disciplined and brave in ac tion , pat ient and chee rful in a dve rsity , a new breed in many ways but with all the best qualities of his forefathers and, in a confused world, a figure of hope and reassurance." Very faint cigarette odor, small soft bump to top corner of p ages, light wear at t op of front hing e/sp ine, l ight rubbing, fore-edge of front cover is lightly faded, minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, very faint crease and s light fading on spi ne. V ery Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SHOE:  BEST FOOT FORWARD., Blanchard, Tamsin.
8 Blanchard, Tamsin. THE SHOE: BEST FOOT FORWARD.
Carlton, London, 2000. 
144 pp, square 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220667 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "From the erotic pull of the killer high heel to the trendiest cross-trainer (this book) takes you on an extravagant tour through the fashions of footwear. Capturing the latest trends and sensations and celebrating the enduring classics that have helped define the styles of today, (it) is every footwear aficionado's dream. 'No Pain, No Gain' surveys key shoe des igns - from dagger-sharp stilettos and high-rise wedges to barely-there thongs and foot-hugging slippers. It also looks at designs that provoke month-long waiting lists, as well as shoes that shriek money and status, glamourpuss styles enc r u s t e d w i th jewels, kinky boots, hi-tech cross-trainers, and the innovative designs that are paving the way to the future. Find out who wears what in 'The Who's Who of Shoes', and see what this reveals about your own personality - do you sl in k ab ou t in st ra ppy sandals or slouch around in Birkenstock clogs? With an A-Z of over 30 international designers and brands, 'The Shoe' will prove irresistible to all modern Imeldas." Small creases at top corner of page 113/114. Dust jack et ha s l igh t wea r /wr ink ling along top edge, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CATEGORICALLY INCORRECT: ETHICAL FALLACIES IN CANADA'S WAR ON TERROR., Borovoy, A. Alan.
9 Borovoy, A. Alan. CATEGORICALLY INCORRECT: ETHICAL FALLACIES IN CANADA'S WAR ON TERROR.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2006, first edition. 
205 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1550026283 "If humanity has learned anything from the horrors of the past century, it is that our one hope is democracy. The goals of Canada's actions at home and abroad should be the preservation of democracy. Thi s is the lens through which our policies should be discerned, dissected and amended. (The author) argues that Canada has pursued an ethically and categorically incorrect war against terror. We have been needlessly dovish abroad and excessive l y h a w kish at home. In order to use military force abroad, the government fussed over the need for United Nations approval. At home, however, there are no such restraints; without even asking a court, the government may effectively deprive ce rt ai n p eo pl e of the right to make a living. As (he) summarizes: 'Internationally, key fallacies stem from an undue respect for a rule of law that does not exist. Domestically, key fallacies stem from an undue neglect of a rule of law that do es exi st ." In ter ior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS., Boyle, David.
10 Boyle, David. WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS.
Rebo, Lisse, Netherlands, 1998. 
600 pp, 4to (11 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840530898 "World War II was the most intensively photographed conflict in history. Military and press photographers, propagandists, camera-wielding soldiers and civilians - all took the opportunity to record the tumultuous events of 1939-45. The scenes they captured of mass suffering and individual heroism, of atrocious cruelty and humanitarianism against the odds, of hate and comradeship, misery and hope, remain undiminished in t heir intensity and constitute a vital record of an extraordinary period. (This book) features 900 clearly captioned images selected from a wide variety of sources. Every major theatre of conflict is covered, from the icy seas of the Arctic C i r c l e to the jungles of the South Pacific, from the deserts of North Africa to the steppes of Russia. Throughout, proper historical grounding is given by an informative, indexed commentary summarizing the many complex events of the period. Wi th i ts w ea l th of memorable images, this book provides an unrivalled overview of a time when three-quarters of the globe went to war." Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; tiny bump at top edge, near spine, of a few pages. Dust jacket has li ght ed ge wri nk ling/creasing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Brin, David. (Nancy Kress, Sheila Finch, Roger MacBride Allen.) DAVID BRIN'S OUT OF TIME TRILOGY. 1. YANKED! 2. TIGER IN THE SKY. 3. THE GAME OF WORLDS. 3 VOLUME SET.
Avon, New York, (1999),. Ist printings. 
246 pp, 242 pp, 246 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Peter Bollinger/Cliff Nielsen. "Young heroes yanked from the 20th century and beyond must fight an enemy more skilled, cunning, and dangerous than they ever imagined. But these young heroes are the world's only hope..." Interiors - bookstore stamp/old price on first page of books 1 & 2, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - minor edge wear, spines flat with very faint creases to books 1 & 2. A clean, bright set. VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR., Brown, Kingsley.  Foreword by Dave McIntosh.
12 Brown, Kingsley. Foreword by Dave McIntosh. BONDS OF WIRE: A MEMOIR.
Collins, Toronto, 1989, first edition. 
267 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002159724 B&w drawings. "On July 3, 1942, RCAF Bomber Pilot Kingsley Brown was shot down over Holland, and shortly afterwards incarcerated in Stalag Luft 3. He spent the next three years t here. When the gates slammed shut behind him, much to his surprise Brown found himself in a fascinating environment where hardship and trial were more than matched by the bizarre, the absurd and the comical. A seasoned raconteur, Brown brin g s t o l ife a whole array of unusual characters: Wally Floody, the indefatigable digger of tunnels and the engineer of the Great Escape; Hermann Glemnitz, the tough, good-humoured chief guard; and Christel Achtelik, the teenaged girl who spirite d th e c am p 's bean soup to beleaguered German troops in the last days of the Battle of Berlin. These remarkable adventures of a Canadian prisoner-of-war portray hope in the midst of dreary winters, wonderful cameraderie, and the imperishable b on ds th at lin ke d f riend and foe alike." Remainder mark on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wear. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SWAMP SAILORS:  RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842., Buker, George E.
13 Buker, George E. SWAMP SAILORS: RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842.
University of Florida, Gainesville, 1975. 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813003520 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Until the Second Seminole War the United States Navy had generally employed the Federalist doctrine (cruiser-commerce-raiding), but the un iqueness of this Indian conflict caused the navy to adopt a new offensive strategy. For the first time in history the American Navy was pitted against a nonmaritime foe. There were no single merchantmen to attack; there were no cruisers t o e n g a g e in single-ship combat; there were no enemy fleets to be repelled from the nation's harbors. Instead, there were Indians practicing guerilla tactics in a watery environment - the Everglades of Florida. Athough it was not apparent at t h e be gi nn in g o f the war, the navy's only hope for victory lay in the development of a strategy for riverine warfare. It was a kind of warfare that demanded specially trained combat groups, organized for sustained land/sea operations. I t r equ ir ed jo int ac tio n wi th the army. It called for a naval command familiar with setting up and directing complex operations and diverse forces to achieve an overall objective. In developing a strategy of riverine warfare, United States Nav y po lic y e volv ed f rom a de fe nsi ve to an offensive position, from a society of highly individualistic and inflexible sea captains into a well-meshed cooperative unit capable of working not only alone but also with the army. Between 1835 and 1842, the nav y cam e of age. Her e i s a dramatic account of that vital time, enhanced by an awesome setting, which will engage and enlighten both the scholar of naval history and the armchair sailor." Previous owner's small stamp on fron t pas tedown . Du st ja cket h as ve ry li ght ed ge w ear/ wrinkling, two very small closed tears with crease, light browning, very light soiling on rear panel and spine, tiny light stain on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FLOWERS FROM A CANADIAN GARDEN., Burpee, Lawrence J., editor.  (Jean Blewett, George Frederick Cameron, Wilfred Campbell, Bliss, Carman, Helena Coleman, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Charles Heavysege, Archibald Lampman, Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald, Marjorie L.C. Pickthall, et al.)
14 Burpee, Lawrence J., editor. (Jean Blewett, George Frederick Cameron, Wilfred Campbell, Bliss, Carman, Helena Coleman, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Charles Heavysege, Archibald Lampman, Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald, Marjorie L.C. Pickthall, et al.) FLOWERS FROM A CANADIAN GARDEN.
Toronto Musson 1909 Hard Cover Very Good 
112 pp, 24mo (5 9/16" H) - blue cloth with elaborate gold decoration/lettering on front board, gold lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. A collection of poetry by: Jean Blewett (The King's Gift / The Barley Fields / Margaret / Woman / Youth and June / She); George Frederick Cameron (Remember Thee! / My Fate / First Love); Wilfred Campbell (Wind / Sleep / Return No More / Earth / The Soul's Bath / The Humming-bee); Bliss Carman (The Gravedigger / Noons of Poppy / A Son of the Sea / A Sea Child / Outbound); Helena Coleman (In the Garden / Inaction / Candle-flame / Maturity / Mother-born); Isabella Valancy Crawford (Oh! Love Builds on the Azure Sea / Faith, Hope, and Charity / "Bite Deep and Wide, O Axe, the Tree" / The Lily / Baby's Dreams / Forget-me-not); Louise C. Glasgow (The Deeper Note); Charles Heavysege (Childhood Alone is Glad / Secrets of the Heart / The Infinite / Morn / The Cavern of Night / Beyond the Veil); Archibald Lampman (The Mystery of a Year / Good Speech / The Islet and the Palm / Snowbirds / March / Paternity / Forest Moods / A Forecast / Goldenrod / We Too Shall Sleep); Agnes Maule Mahar (Untrodden Ways); Elizabeth Roberts Macdonald (Whiteness / The House Among the Firs / At the End of the Road); Marjorie L.C. Pickthall (The Immortal / The Sea-witch / To Alcithoe); Duncan Campbell Scott (The River Town / For Remembrance / A Little Song / A Nest of Hepaticas / Song / The End of the Day); Frederick George Scott (The Laurentians / In the Woods / The Cripple / The River / My Little Son); Robert W. Service (Unforgotten / My Madonna); Arthur Stringer (Northern Pines / The Wordless Touch / On a Child's Portrait / Non Omnis Moriar / The Final Lesson); Ethelwyn Wetherald (Children in the City / In the Grass / The Sun in the Woods / Moonlight). Prize label on front free endpaper from the Witanstede School (New Brunswick) to Constance Murray, dated 1919 and signed (?) by the Principal, Jessie I. Lawson. Jessie Isabel Lawson (1879-1961) was an author and educator. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, very light edge wear, a few small air bubbles under cloth on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
15 Cameron, Austin W. Illustrations by John Crosby. A GUIDE TO EASTERN CANADIAN MAMMALS.
National Museum of Canada / Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa, 1956. 
72 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. "This paper has been written in the hope that it wil fill the need for a semi-popular treatment of the mammals known to occur, or believed to occur, in that part of Quebec which lies s outh and east of the St. Lawrence River, and in the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland (exclusive of Labrador)....The prime purpose of the paper....is to provide the amateur with simple descripti o n s o f t h e mammals (including whales, dolphins, etc.) so that he can identify them with a minimum of effort." Interior - minor browning to pages, minor curling at top corner of pages, staples are rusting, otherwise clean and tight with no ot he r ow n er sh i p ma rks. Exterior - a few soft wrinkles on covers, minor soiling, minor fading on spine, staples are rusting, small creases at top part of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 11.95 USD
 
 
16 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.
17 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
 
 
HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
18 Cokinos, Christopher. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ANTEROS QUARTET.  1. THE FAR KINGDOMS.  2. THE WARRIOR'S TALE.  3. KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT.  4. THE WARRIOR RETURNS.  (THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES).  4 VOLUME SET., Cole, Allan and Bunch, Chris.
19 Cole, Allan and Bunch, Chris. ANTEROS QUARTET. 1. THE FAR KINGDOMS. 2. THE WARRIOR'S TALE. 3. KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT. 4. THE WARRIOR RETURNS. (THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES). 4 VOLUME SET.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Cover art by Keith Parkinson (1&2) and Gnemo (3&4). 
Four volume set, 6 7/8" H. 1. The Far Kingdoms - 439 pp, 1994 1st printing, ISBN 0345380568 - "a place of bright sunlight and magic, where wine and song were always sweet, every purse was fat with gold, and every heart at ease. (It was) said to lie in the distant east, across the straits of the Narrow Sea, beyond the benighted Pepper Coast, in uncharted territory. Young, pampered Amalric Antero cared only for real places and possible dreams. But then he meet Janos Greycloak, a dashing soldier who dabbled in forbidden magic and who carried on him proof of riches and mysteries beyond imagination. And suddenly Amalric found himself setting out on the adventure of a lifetime, a daring and perilous quest through unknown lands peopled by nightmares, to seek the ultimate in fables." 2. The Warrior's Tale - 471 pp, 1995 3rd printing, ISBN 0345387341 - Captain Rali Emilie Antero came from an illustrious family of traders, wizards, and adventurers. But Rali cared little for magic, and even less for journeying. She was a soldier, captain of the elite Maranon Guard, staunch defenders of the magestic city of Orissa. But her family legacy was about to catch up with her. For the Guard's latest mission was sheer suicide: a sea-going odyssey in search of an evil master wizard - the last Archon of Lycanth - who had fled with an secret doomsday spell that could destroy all of civilization. It would be Rali's greatest challenge: a desperate pursuit, raging across the great Western Sea to the fire reefs that marked the end of the world - and beyond, to places unmarked even in legend." 3. Kingdoms of the Night - 436 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0345387325 - "Ever since Amalric Antero returned from the legendary Far Kingdoms, bringing with him magic and riches, the people of Orissa believed they lived in a golden age. Even Amalric did not suspect the truth: that dark forces from another world threatened his beloved city. Then a beautiful stranger arrived claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Janos Greycloak, master-wizard and betrayer of Amalric's youth. And Amalric learned that the idyllic lands he had thought were the Far Kingdoms were not - and that the real Far Kingdoms, The Kingdoms of the Night, were all that stood between civilization and unimaginably evil powers from another world. But now the strength of the Kingdoms was flagging. Only someone with a stout heart and a legacy of magic flowing through his veins - someone like Amalric Antero - could hope to unravel the secrets of the Old Ones and lock the door between realities once and for all. And so Amalric set out, with little more than his wits and the magic of another Greycloak, to find the Kingdoms of the Night." 4. The Warrior Returns - 440 pp, 1997 1st printing, ISBN 0345413121 - "All of Orissa believed that Rali Emilie Antero, legendary warrior and sorceress extraordinaire, was dead, lost at sea during some grand adventure gone wrong. In fact, Rali was not dead, but left entombed in ice to dream for eternity - until a goddess needed her for one last quest. Novari, a beautiful succubus intent on achieving ultimate power, had swept the world by storm. All the Anteros has been assassinated - save one: a golden, magical child named Emilie. Novari had succeeded in taking Orissa. Now she had only to seize little Emilie, as well. She never counted on the return of Rali Antero - ." Interiors - vol. 4 has a bookstore stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear - vol. 1 has a 1/2" scuff at top of front hinge, vol. 1 has a small date stamp on bottom of text block, vol. 2 has a few faint creases on the spine and a light spine lean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Collard, Elizabeth. THE POTTERS' VIEW OF CANADA: CANADIAN SCENES ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY EARTHENWARE.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1983 0773504214 / 9780773504219 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, marks. "This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to potters' views of Canada. The potters' views of Canada have a many-sided appeal, linking the world of artists, printmakers, and photographers to the ceramics industry. Covering the period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of Queen Victoria's reign, this volume focuses chiefly on wares made for the dinner table or the washstand. All are earthenware, decorated by transfer printing, and produced by British potters. The scenes they depict range from the awesome falls at Niagara to early steamboats on the St Lawrence, from igloos in the Arctic to a governor's residence in New Brunswick. Elizabeth Collard traces the evolution of these wares, placing them in their historical setting and identifying the sources from which many of the views were derived. She also provides much detail on the English and Scottish potters and on the artists whose work they adapted to their own use." Very minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing to glossy surface. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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