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Konecky & Konecky, (New York, 1993). 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "This well-illustrated collector's guide covers a wide range of nautical decorative arts and naviational instruments. The book spans the period from the sixteenth century to the present day with an emphasis on the golden age of production between 1800 and 1940. These more modern pieces are readily found in specialist shops and auctions and are therefore more affordable than earlier and rarer pieces. The book is divided into eight chapters, covering ship models, navigational instruments, ship fixtures and fittings, marine arts and crafts, ocean liner artefacts and ship portrait painting. A concluding chapter lists public and private collections where marine art can be seen and provides information on its purchase internationally. There is also practical advice on the restoration of these artefacts." Dust jacket very light edge wrinkling and very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
THE WAY OF STARS: A ROMANCE OF REINCARNATION., Beck, L. Adams.  (E. Barrington).  Aka Elizabeth Louisa 'Lily' Moresby.
2 Beck, L. Adams. (E. Barrington). Aka Elizabeth Louisa 'Lily' Moresby. THE WAY OF STARS: A ROMANCE OF REINCARNATION.
New York Sun DIAL 1940 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
408 pp, 7 3/4" H. Bright orange cloth with decorative black title block on spine, top edge orange. "When they broke into the inner chamber of the tomb, the first thing they saw was a throne of yellowed ivory poised on lion's legs and claws of gold. On it sat a figure, a figure of some queen of ancient Egypt, her youth and breath-taking beauty preserved for centuries in the sealed silence of the vault. Suddenly a thin shaft of sunlight trickled in through the blackness and the beautiful image vanished, disintegrated before their eyes into a small pile of dust. The miraculously preserved body was gone, but in the incredible, turbulent weeks that followed Miles Seton could never lose the memory of that marble-white face, the deep repose of the features and the faint, faint smile which touched the mouth - . Shifting from the musty, century-laden atmosphere of an Egyptian tomb to the garish, colorful atmos-phere of modern India this fascinating novel tells the strange story of a love that defied time and space itself, the story of a queen of prehistoric Egypt brought to life in the twentieth century. (The author) has a deep understanding of oriental mysticism and this engrossing story provides a vivid picture of Indian philosophy and thought with all its mystic beauty and curious logic. (This) is indeed a skillful, exciting blending of the spiritual and the material." Book is slightly cocked, has previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, light browning to endpapers, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor color fading on top of text block. Dust jacket has several edge tears and chips, fading to spine and front flap-fold color, small old tape mark on front panel, front flap fold is archivally taped, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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
4 Datlow, Ellen & Windling, Terri, editors. Tanith Lee, Delia Sherman, Esther Friesner, Russell Blackford, Neil Gaiman, Greg Costikyan, Jane Yolen, Debra Cash, Brian Stableford, Michael Cadnun, Scott Bradfield, Charles De Lint, Leah Cutter, et al. BLACK HEARTS, IVORY BONES.
New York Avon 2000 0380786230 / 9780380786237 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Thomas Canty, cover art. 
369 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Book club edition. "(S)howcases twenty beguiling tales for the child-that-was and the adult-that-is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite. A lovelorn prince seeking his father's blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair - A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride - A troll-killing, princess-rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries' point of view - In a blistering tell-all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear - . Rich, surprising, funny, exotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional new treasures - as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds, and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft-told tales." Contents: Introduction; Rapunzel; The Crone; Big Hair; The King with Three Daughters; Boys and Girls Together; And Still She Sleeps; Snow in Summer; Briar Rose and Witch; Chanterelle; Bear It Away; Goldilocks Tells All; My Life as a Bird; The Red Boots; Rosie's Dance; You, Little Match-girl; Dreaming among Men; The Cats of San Martino; The Golem; Our Mortal Span; Mr. Simonelli or the Fairy Widower; Recommended Reading. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, two tiny edge tears, small crease at top edge of rear flap, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE IVORY AND THE HORN:  A NEWFORD COLLECTION., de Lint, Charles. (Charles deLint).  Dust jacket art by Terri Windling
5 de Lint, Charles. (Charles deLint). Dust jacket art by Terri Windling THE IVORY AND THE HORN: A NEWFORD COLLECTION.
TOR, New York, (1995), Ist edition. 
318 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312855737. Contents: Waifs and Strays; Mr. Truepenny's Book Emporium and Gallery; The Forest is Crying; The Wishing Well; Dead Man's Shoes; Bird Bones and Wood Ash; A Tempest in Her Eyes; Sa xophone Joe and the Woman in Black; The Bone Woman; Pal O' Mine; Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night; Dream Harder, Dream True; The Pochade Box; Coyote Stories; The Forever Trees. "In de Lint's capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something o t h e r than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth - In the fictional city of Newford, replete with brutal realities of modern urban life, de Lint's characters encounter magic in strange and unexpected places. Magic is found und er c on cr ete streets, amid the faces of the destitute, and in the dark alleys that lead to surprising destinations." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
MINIATURES ARMENIENNES., Dournovo, L.A.  Redaction et preface de R.G. Drampian.
6 Dournovo, L.A. Redaction et preface de R.G. Drampian. MINIATURES ARMENIENNES.
Institut Mesrop Machtots des Anciens Manuscrits - Matenadaran Galerie d'art d'etat de la RSS d'Armenie, 1967. 
234 pp, large 4to (12 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Trilingual text - Armenian/Russian/French. Color plates. Previous owners 2" square label with Armenian text on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light rubbing/soiling, 1 1/4" closed tear, light edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly along parts of top edge. tiny tears/creases at top of spine, a few tiny scuffs. VG+/VG- 
Price: 65.00 USD
Daw, New York, (1989, 1992, 1992), Ist printings. 
319 pp, 319 pp, 316 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. "Ivory, exotic and dangerous, where everything is for sale, and law exists only to protect the most powerful families. And to anthropology student Theodora of Pyrene, Ivory - the one place in the known universe where magic works and where those who command it can control society - is an irresistible world to explore on her all-too brief vacation..." Interiors - insides of covers browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, small bumps/one tiny tear to top of spine of Book 1, spines lightly creased but still very legible. VG- 
Price: 65.00 USD
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell.
8 Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
289 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction / Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age / Roman Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (Architecture; Verulamium: Social and Artistic Development; The Visual Arts and Crafts; Lullingstone Villa) / Early Medieval Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (The Visual Arts and Crafts; Old English Literature; Winchester: The Rise of an Early Capital; The Arts of Late Celtic Britain (AD 600-900); Architecture; Music; The White Tower of London) / Appendix: Further Reading / Sources of Illustrations / Index. Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
CHARLES FIELD HAVILAND CHINA IDENTIFICATION GUIDE.  BOOK 1., Head, Margaret G.  History/background by Henry Schartz.
9 Head, Margaret G. History/background by Henry Schartz. CHARLES FIELD HAVILAND CHINA IDENTIFICATION GUIDE. BOOK 1.
Margaret G. Head, Monroe, Michigan, 1982. 
129 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, marks. Contents: Preface; History of Charles Field Haviland China; Charles Field Haviland (1832-1896); The G.D.M. Company (Gerard, Dufraisseix & Morel); Back Stamp s; Identification of Your China Made Easy; The Patterns; Ivory China. Interior - small slight bump/crease at top corner of textblock - mainly at front of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small cre a s e a t t o p corner of front cover, minor wear at top/bottom of spine, tiny scratch on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
THE IVORY SWING., Hospital, Janette Turner.
10 Hospital, Janette Turner. THE IVORY SWING.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1982, 1st edition. 
252 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042205 Winner of the $50,000 Seal First Novel Award. " evocative story of a Canadian couple caught in personal and cultural conflict in the lush and volatile climate of contemporar y South India. Seeking to escape the stultifying atmosphere of a small university town in Ontario, Juliet accompanies her husband David on a research sabbatical to southern India. There, the relentless swelter of life near the equator sei z e s t h e m in a timeless drift; they become part of the life process. And, divested of familiar defences, they are vulnerable and raw. Their past experiences become reorchestrated in memory, and their life together is called into question. T he ir c o nf ro nt at i on with an alien and tradition-bound culture becomes critical when they befriend Yashoda, a beautiful young widow whose life is made intolerable by the austerity of family law. Yashoda's seductive helplessness engages David an d J uli et in se par ate b ut compelling ways, and their involvement in her plight draws them into a situation of terrifying consequence. Janette Turner Hospital is a superb stylist with unusual insight and a skill for sensuous description. Bas ed o n fi rst -han d kn owle dge, he r portrait of India is exotic and often disturbing. She has written a novel full of passion, atmosphere, and the drama of human interaction." Light edge wear, area of light damp staining on front board. Dust jacke t has lig ht ed ge we ar/wr inkli ng - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, area of faint damp staining on inside front panel/flap-fold. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
11 Hunter, Martin. STILL HUNTING: A MEMOIR.
Toronto ECW Press 2013 1770411267 / 9781770411265 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Richard Williams, cover art. Inscribed By Author
260 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "To L___ / Martin June 18, 2013". "Picking up where 'Young Hunting' left off, Martin Hunter's second memoir explores Toronto in the 1960s as he marries his high school sweetheart, goes to work for the family paper company, fathers three children, and settles into a bourgeois lifestyle. But things don't stay settled for long. His flamboyant brother-in-law moves in with his gay lover, and peace, love, and experimentation arrive in Rosedale with wild parties. Hunter writes a play about Toronto's changing social dynamic that's considered racy but wins an award. The University of Toronto offers him a position as playwright-in-residence, and there he consorts with the likes of Robertson Davies and Marshall McLuhan. 'Still Hunting' takes readers on Hunter's adventures in Europe and the Middle East, reveals his stories of working in the theatre, and shares tales of his spirited friends, colleagues, and loved ones. From Greek shipping tycoons to up-and-coming actors to the Maharaja of Jaipur and filmmaker James Ivory, this memoir of a life well lived is full of unforgettable characters - chief among them Martin Hunter." Clean and tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Oxford University Press, New York, 1956, Ist printing. 
29 pp, 16 mo (6 1/8" H), soft cover stapled in wraps with attached, embossed gold-colored dust wrapper. Gift card from Hilton A. Grant of Oxford University Press dated 1956 laid in. A selection of illustrations from medieval and renaissance illuminated manuscripts with biblical verses on facing pages. Notes on the selections appear at the end of the booklet. "The format of 'The Christmas Story' was designed by John Begg and reproduced on Ivory Colophon by the Meriden Gravure Company with the permission of the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library." Interior - some light rusting to staples, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - dust wrapper has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, faint finger marks. VG/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
New York Bloomsbury 2011 1608195058 / 9781608195053 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
235 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w and color plates. "For over five millenia, in every culture and every major religion, indigo - a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub through a complex process that even scientists still regard as mysterious - has been at the center of turbulent human encounters. 'Indigo' is the story of this precious dye and its ancient heritage: its relationship to slavery as one of the 'hidden commodities' of the transatlantic slave trade, its profound influence on fashion (blue jeans, anyone?), and its spiritual significance that is little recognized but no less alive today. It is an untold story, brimming with rich, electrifying tales of common women, everyday heroines, as well as those who wielded great social and political power as renowned master dyers and traders, whose indigo wealth became cornerstones of ancient African empires and twentieth-century anticolonial movements, shaping the course of history and world economics. But (it) is also the story of a personal quest: McKinley's adoptive parents descend from a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan as their virile armor; she's also the kin of several generations of Jewish 'rag traders', the maternal granddaughter of a Massachusetts textile factory worker, and the paternal granddaughter of African slaves - her ancestors were traded along the same Saharan routes as indigo, where a length of blue cotton could purchase a human life. (Her) journey across the ancient trade routes of West Africa in search of this rare, luminous, and costly blue pigment - in search of beauty and her own history - ultimately leads her to a new and satisfying path, to finally 'taste life'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Country Life / George Newnes, London, 1915, first edition. 
224 pp + ads, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (ivory vellum with gold lettering on spine, gold border & badge on front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. B&w plates, maps/battle plans, drawings, 2 color plates (uniform studies). One of the "Country Life" Series of Military Histories. Chapter Headings: With Wolfe at Quebec, 1741-1759; Fall of French Empire in Canada, 1759-1764; American War of Independence, 1765-1782; Fighting in East and West Indies, 1782-1799; Sir John Moore and the Light Infantry, 1799-1808; The Peninsula: Vimiero to Corunna, 1808-1809; The Peninsula: Talavera to Fuentes D'Onor, 1809-1811; The Peninsula: Ciudad Rodrigo to Salamanca, 1812; The Peninsula: Vittoria to the Nive, 1813; Close of Peninsular Campaign, 1814; The American War, 1815; Waterloo, 1815; The Indian Mutiny, 1809-1859; New Zealand, Tirah, and South Africa, 1859-1914; The Great War, 1914; Appendices: Introduction; A List of Regimental Officers Serving on August 31, 1915; The Regimental Roll of Honour (Officers Killed, Wounded, Prisoners of War and Missing in the Great War): Made up to August 31, 1915; Index. Faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, book cracked at four places - pages holding firmly, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, moderate foxing/rubbing marks and moderate discoloration to vellum covered boards. G+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
Arum, London, 1988. 
80 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854105531 Colour illustrations. "Colour and colour mixing are the foundation of watercolour painting. Here is a guide which helps you to make an intelligent choice of which pigments to buy and s hows you how to create a rainbow of exciting colour codes. Part One: Colours of the Palette - A simple selection from the basic spectrum, describing some of the important characteristics which will be useful in helping you to create your own mi x e s . Part Two: Problems and Possibilities - Explores common queries from students and correspondents, including which colours bleed, which lift easily, layering different types of colours, finding good skin colour, an exploration of sky tones - -- a nd m uch, much more. Part Three: Colour Codes - A wide-ranging selection of colour mixes that you will want to use all the time, with careful suggestions about how the subtleties of modulating colours can be explored. Appendix - How to make yo ur own Co lour Codes, for use in the studio or out of doors." Front free endpaper has been removed. Dust jacket has very minor edge werinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
16 Stegmann, Hans, Dr. THE SCULPTURE OF THE WEST.
Dent, London, n.d. The Temple Primers series. 
162 pp, 16mo, hard cover with embossed front cover. Chapters: Greece; Roman Sculpture; The Christian Era to A.D.1000; The Early Middle Ages; The Later Middle Ages; The Italian Renaissance; Germany - Fifteenth to Nineteenth Century; France From the Close of the Fifteenth Century. Illus with b&w plates. Endpapers browning, light wear at top/bottom of spine/corners, darkening to edges of text block. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
Big 3 Music Corporation, New York, n.d. 
49 pp, 12 " H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Amazing Grace; Brighten the Corner Where You Are; Crying in the Chapel; God is Ever Beside Me; God Painted a Picture; God's Little Candles; Have Faith; He; He's Got the Whole World in His Hand s; His Eye is on the Sparrow; The Holy City; I Found a Friend; In the Garden; It Took a Miracle; Ivory Palaces; The Keys to the Kingdom; The Little White Church on the Hill; The Love of God; Mansion Over the Hilltop; Oh Happy Day; The Old R u g g e d C r o ss; (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley for Me; Put Your Hand in the Hand; Suddenly There's a Valley; Supper Time; There's a Rainbow Shining Somewhere; With These Hands. Interior - faint cigarette odor, minor browning in page margins , ot he rw is e c le an and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of covers and textblock, small bump to bottom rear corner - migrates into pages. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD

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