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THE QUIET FIELDS., 'BB'.  Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.
1 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. THE QUIET FIELDS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 
206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully, they can still be found by the country-lover and naturalist . This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winter winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Whatever the season of t h e y e a r t h ere is always something to see in the countryside, even when the 'quiet fields' are sheeted with snow. There are the winter migrants - the wildfowl of the wet places, the delicate fieldfares and redwings - who come to Britain to e sc ap e t he b it t er t emperatures of their native lands. 'BB' also describes the advent of the spring migrants, which bring such intense joy to the naturalist that he even had to surrender his studio to a swallow family, which honoured him wi th a v is it and tw o l us ty bro ods of young. And the arrival of frogs at his Big Pond, the first for years, was a red-letter day in his calendar. There is still magic and a sense of peace in Britain's woods and fields. This book sets out to p rov e it , a nd the illu stra tio ns by D .J. Watkins-Pitchford echo exactly the spirit of the writing...." Minor very soft crease, faint pencil erasure marks and previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper; small light crease at b otto m cor ner of half -titl e pag e; v ery mino r edge wear; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has one small closed tear, one tiny tear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, mi nor s oiling , sm all area of de lamina tion at b ottom of front panel at flap-fold, a few tiny dints on hinges - mainly rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
2 (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.
Michael Joseph, London, 1954, second printing. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - ki lled, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thous a n d p a g es. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of th e la te Ga br ie l Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge w ear . D ust ja cke t has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PLAIN SERMONS PREACHED IN A VILLAGE CHURCH.  3 VOLUME SET., A Country Clergyman.  (C.G. Perceval.)
3 A Country Clergyman. (C.G. Perceval.) PLAIN SERMONS PREACHED IN A VILLAGE CHURCH. 3 VOLUME SET.
London / Stony Stratford Joseph Capes / Gossling and Egley / John Sleath 1837 Full-Leather Very Good 
3 volume set, 7 1/4" H - medium brown leather with two black leather title labels/gilt lettering on each spine. Gilt banding on spines, gilt decoration to edges of boards, gilt border to front and rear boards. All textblock edges have a dark red speckled finish. Vol. I is the third edition, printed 1837, 336 pp. Vol. II is the second edition, printed 1838, 323 pp + (1) pp advertising for other works by author. Vol. III is the first edition, printed in 1839, 348 pp. Vol. I has a 1895 gift inscription on the front free endpaper and a 1846 gift inscription on a preliminary page. Vol. II has a very small bump/crease at bottom corner of page 77 to 100. All volumres have a few scattered tiny faint foxing marks throughout pages and on edges of text blocks, a small slight bump at board corners, very light wear on bottom edges of boards, some light wear to leather, some scattered tiny foxing marks on boards. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 24, 1837:  AN INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS OCCURRING 150 YEARS AGO - PREPARED AS A TALK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOV. 24th, 1987.  WITH COMMENTS ON THEIR EFFECT IN REBELLION IN DEC., 1837, Adamson, Anthony Cawthra.
4 Adamson, Anthony Cawthra. THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 24, 1837: AN INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS OCCURRING 150 YEARS AGO - PREPARED AS A TALK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOV. 24th, 1987. WITH COMMENTS ON THEIR EFFECT IN REBELLION IN DEC., 1837
Toronto Town of York Historical Society 1987 No. 80 of a limited edt'n of 250 Copies Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good 
20 pp, 11" H. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small sticker ghost mark on front cover, very minor soiling on rear cover, minor corner wear, two very small corner creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN., Ahern, Frances Robin.  (Inscribed by author)
5 Ahern, Frances Robin. (Inscribed by author) SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN.
N.p., n.p., n.d. (c1988?). 
28 pp, 8vo, soft cover, stapled in wraps. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR - "TO___ & ___ WITH LOVE -" B&w drawings. Contents: Built of Brick; Vernerville - Oakville's Forgotten Village; The Underground Railroad; "Let's Move It"; Oakville Strawberries; Winte r - A Contrast; The Summer Resort - Oakville; Recycling - World War II Style; The Tannery: Thompson Smith, Joseph Milbourne, Christopher Armstrong, The Marlatt Connection; The Doctors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s . Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 5 1974.  (VOLUME V - 1974.), Ainsworth, C.J.; Ratcliffe-Densham, H.B.A.; Breeze, David J.; Bowman, Alan K.; Drinkwater, J.F.; Frere, S.S.; St. Joseph, J.K.; Hind, J.G.F.; Hodder, Ian; Hogg, A.H.A.; Rae, Alan; Simpson, Grace; Tomlin, Roger; Wacher, J.S.; Wilson, D.R.; et al.
6 Ainsworth, C.J.; Ratcliffe-Densham, H.B.A.; Breeze, David J.; Bowman, Alan K.; Drinkwater, J.F.; Frere, S.S.; St. Joseph, J.K.; Hind, J.G.F.; Hodder, Ian; Hogg, A.H.A.; Rae, Alan; Simpson, Grace; Tomlin, Roger; Wacher, J.S.; Wilson, D.R.; et al. BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 5 1974. (VOLUME V - 1974.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1974. 
519 pp + 44 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Spectroscopy and a Roman Cremation from Sompting, Sussex; The Roman Fortl et at Barburgh Mill, Dumfriesshire; Roman military records from Vindolanda; Coin-hoards and the chronology of the Gallic Emperors; The Roman fortress at Longthorpe; Agricola's Fleet and Portus Trucculensis; Some Marketing Models for Romano- B r i t i s h c oarse pottery; The Llantwit Major Villa; a reconsideration of the evidence; The Roman Fort at Cramond, Edinburgh: excavations 1954-66; Haltwhistle Burn, Corstopitum and the Antonine Wall: a reconsideration; The date of the 'Barbaria n Co ns pi ra cy '; Vi llae in Urbibus?; Romano-British Villas from the Air; Types of late Belgic and early Romano-British Pottery-kilns in the Nene valley; Carpow and Caracalla; Notes: A Coin of Tasciovanus - The end of Ermine Street at the Humber - Le ad Sea lin g f rom Old Winteringham - A Note on the Broadbridge Head - A Marble Cockerel from the Bradwell Roman villa - A Coin of Valentinian III from Wroxter - Some recent finds of late Roman Buckles - A Christian Monogram from Richboroug h; Roma n B rita in i n 19 73: S ites Explored - Inscriptions - Appendix. The Vindolanda writing tablets; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - tiny dint on first few pages, small red ink line at bottom of first pag e, sm all bump to fo re-ed ge o f appro x, first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, minor edge wear, smalll bump at top of front hinge, bump at fore-edge of front cover, soft cre asin g on t op h alf o f fron t cove r, sm al l corn er creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY., Arthur, Eric.  Revised by Stephen A. Otto.
7 Arthur, Eric. Revised by Stephen A. Otto. TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056687 / 9780802056689 Third Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
315 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps, floor plans, reproductions. "First published in 1963, (this book) sparked the preservation movement of the 1960s and 1970s and became its bible. Now a new edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition. Among these are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Toronto, recently unearthed in a British library, and the architect's drawings for King's College, commissioned in 1829." Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Village and the Ancient Trails; 'As it was in the beginning'; A Late-Flowering Georgian; Prosperity and Eclecticism; Romanesque and Cast Iron; Epilogue; Notes; Appendixes: The Architectural Profession in the Nineteenth Century / Builders and Contractors / The Origins of Street Names in Toronto; Bibliography; Index; Picture Credits. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
8 Ashe, Geoffrey. FROM CAESAR TO ARTHUR.
London Collins 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
320 p, 8 1/2" H. "(A) study of the life and career of the historical King Arthur in so far as it can be traced through early documents and remains. (The author) begins with the decay of Roman power and its slow disappearance from Britain, while invasion, anarchy and warring small kingdoms take its place. Then comes a reversal of fortune without parallel in the dissolving Empire, when a western Christian military chieftain stems the Saxon tide and imposes a long truce. In this unique recovery, it is suggested, lies a previously unnoticed clue to the whole development of the British monarchy. The kingdom finally created by Alfred the Great and his successors turns out to have been decisively affected by the earlier achievement of Arthur and the failure of the first Saxon attempt at conquest. Piecing together his fragments of history to form the most vivid possible whole, Mr. Ashe explains how the great tradition of Arthur flowed into the Arthurian Legend, and shows how that legend, fantastic and romantic as it is, nevertheless embodies a profound historical insight." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small edge tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge browning, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 9 1978.  (VOLUME IX - 1978.), Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J.,
9 Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J., BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 9 1978. (VOLUME IX - 1978.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1978. 
525 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Recent Finds of Ancient Artillery; Knowle dge of the Literary Classics in Roman Britain; The Adherence of Britain to Vespasian; A First-Century Shield from Doncaster, Yorkshire; Amphorae from Brockley Hill, 1975; The Organisation of Roman Military Timber-Supply; Excavations at Wake r l e y , N o r thants, 1972-75; The Case of the Redundant Official; Excavations at Hayton Roman Fort, 1975; A Bronze Skillet-handle from Chester and other vessels from the British Isles; The Production and Distribution of Tiles in Roman Britain wi th p ar ti cu l ar r ef erence to the Cirencester region; The Last British Entry in the 'Gallic Chronicles'; An Enamelled Skillet-handle from Brough-on-Fosse and the distribution of similar vessels; The Camp at Durno, Aberdeenshire, and the site o f M ons Gr aup ius ; Exc ava tio ns near Hadrian's Wall at Tarraby Lane, 1976; Halls or Yards? A problem of villa-interpretation; Two Romano-British Genii; Property-boundaries and the Sizes of Building-plots; Tile-stamps of the Ninth Legion found i n Br itai n; N otes : A fu rthe r ve ssel of the Aldgate-Pulborough Potter - An ususual late Roman Mortarium from Caister by Yarmouth, Norfolk - Another Intaglio from Wroxter - A possible Roman Lyre-sculpture fragment in the British Museum - A frag ment of a Roman cava lry tom bston e fro m Cir encester - A Roman camp near Girvan, Ayreshire; Roman Britain in 1977: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - faint small bump at top c orner of s ome pa ges, o ther wise clean and t ight w ith no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is lightly twisted on spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
REMARKS ON RIFLE GUNS: BEING THE RESULT OF SIXTY YEARS' PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION WITH SPECIFIC REMARKS ON FOWLING PIECES, THE PERCUSSION LOCK, AND FIRE ARMS IN GENERAL., Baker, Ezekiel.
10 Baker, Ezekiel. REMARKS ON RIFLE GUNS: BEING THE RESULT OF SIXTY YEARS' PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION WITH SPECIFIC REMARKS ON FOWLING PIECES, THE PERCUSSION LOCK, AND FIRE ARMS IN GENERAL.
Standard Publications, Hunting, West Virginia, n.d. - facsimile reprint of the Joseph Mallett, London, 1835 Eleventh Edition. 
269 pp + illustrations and tables at rear of book, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in glassine dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Facsimile reprint. Title continues: To Which are Subjoined Descriptions of a New Bullet Mould and Clipper, Various Improveme nts in Gun and Door Locks, and Spring Bolts, a Description of Fire Arms Deposited in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, Including All the Improvements and Inventions for Which Three Silver Medals Have Been Awarded by the Society of Arts, Together W i t h T ables of Weights of Balls, Descriptive Plates, &c. Contents: Preface to This Edition; Of Loading; Of Presenting and Taking Aim; Of Judging Distances; General Observations; An Experiment Tried at Woolwich With Rifles; Ditto With Wall-Pie c e Ba rr el s ; Of Proving and Re-Proving Barrels; Specific Remarks on Fowling Pieces; Of Bursting of Blunderbusses; On Percussion Locks; Of Casting Balls; Of the Bullet Mould; Regulating Screw-Pin; On the Stocking of Guns; Refutation of Errors; De sc ri pti on of Ar ms Deposited at the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, With All the Improvements in Bayonet, Lock, Stock, &c.; Another Musket Sent to the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, With Additional Improvements; Conclusions; Analytical Index. Minor wrin kli ng at t op/ bot tom of spine, small ink stamp of previous owner on front pastedown, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown. Glassine dust jacket is heavily browned and has chips, tears and creases. Very Good+/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE., Baker, Joseph Brogden.
11 Baker, Joseph Brogden. THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE.
London Longmans, Green 1882 Hard Cover Good 
527 pp, 10" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration, black banding on spine/front board, black endpapers. B&w illustrations (some fold-out). ***Please note: the illustration titled "Drawbridge of the Castle" is missing.*** Section headings: Introduction; Charters; The Castle; Siege of the Town; Religious Houses and Ancient Churches; St. Mary's; Modern Churches; Governing Body of the Borough; Parliamentary History of the Borough; Corporate History; Charities and Public Schools; Markets, Fairs, and Commerce; Harbour and Shipping; Recreations and Amusements; Biography; Folk Lore; Footpaths five miles from Scarborough; Published Works on Scarborough. Some splitting to paper on inside hinges - hinges holding well, scattered tiny foxing marks on pages and illustrations, darkening and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, a few small areas of discoloration on boards and spine, light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Book is protected in a stiff mylar jacket 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
BURLINGTON:  IMAGES OF A CITY..., Balbar, George.
12 Balbar, George. BURLINGTON: IMAGES OF A CITY...
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277284 / 9780920277287 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine George Balbar. 
65 pp, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). "(E)scorts you on a watercolor and pen-and-ink tour of Burlington (Ontario) yesterday and today. Through George's eyes, you can wander among the majestic residences in Roseland, revel in the rural beauty of Kilbride, thrill at the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and become part of the exciting, new development in Millcroft. The side by side depictions of Burlington's past and present are sure to inspire in both longtime residents and visitors feelings of pride and appreciation for a vital and enduring community." As new. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BURLINGTON:  IMAGES OF A CITY..., Balbar, George.
13 Balbar, George. BURLINGTON: IMAGES OF A CITY...
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277284 / 9780920277287 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ George Balbar. 
65 pp, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). "(E)scorts you on a watercolor and pen-and-ink tour of Burlington (Ontario) yesterday and today. Through George's eyes, you can wander among the majestic residences in Roseland, revel in the rural beauty of Kilbride, thrill at the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and become part of the exciting, new development in Millcroft. The side by side depictions of Burlington's past and present are sure to inspire in both longtime residents and visitors feelings of pride and appreciation for a vital and enduring community." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Barker, Nicholas.  Preface by Charles Ryskamp.
14 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
 
 
15 Bayne-Powell, Rosamond. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. (18th CENTURY.)
London John Murray 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Decorations, furniture, pictures, china, linen, the kitchen, food, drink, entertaining, washing, sanitation, heating, lighting, servants, illness, remedies, handicrafts, money, taxation and household superstitions and customs - all, so to speak, bring grist to the author's mill and the result is a graphic and convincing presentment of life in the period. The 'good old days' may have been enjoyable for those with plenty of money and good health, for the sick and poor much of life must have been horrible, the squalor behind the grandeur, the dirt underneath the cloth of gold - but how gracious and artistic the great houses were." Light stain on page leaf 111/112, five faint line marks on fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear, several small and tiny edge chips, several cup ring stains/impressions on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A WARTIME LOG., Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee.
16 Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee. A WARTIME LOG.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1994 0943231906 / 9780943231907 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Authors.
208 pp, 9 3/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Art Beltrone / Lee Beltrone". Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed World War II American airmen recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of war in blank books provided by the Y.M.C.A. With remarkable ingenuity and creativity, prisoners used their Wartime Logs as a mental escape from the physical confinement of German prison camps. Sketches, illustrations, poetry, diary entries - all were recorded in each prisoner's log book. (This book), printed and bound in roughly the size and format of the originals, features artwork and anecdotes from more than a dozen log books kept by U.S. Army Air Force pilots and crewmen held prisoner in German camps during WWII. Adventure, boredom, laughter, horror, and courage fill these pages. (It) provides a unique look into a chapter of history that should never be forgotten and will inspire us all." Minor lean to spine, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on panels, three very small dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOTEL BEMELMANS., Bemelmans, Ludwig.
17 Bemelmans, Ludwig. HOTEL BEMELMANS.
New York Viking 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Ludwig Bemelmans. 
380 pp, 8 5/8" H. Yellow cloth with turquoise title blocks, red and turquoise banding on spine and front board, red illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings throughout. The author/illustrator, best known for his Madeline books, worked in the hotel business for many years and in "this new book, the menu is a table d'hote arrangement of his entire hotel repertoire: 36 stories of backstairs life in a great caravansary, including all of the ones from two earlier books, 'Life Class' and "Hotel Splendide', plus several gathered from his other books and three delicious new concoctions especially written for this volume." Very light browning to edges of endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of pages, very light browning to edges of text block, small bump at top corner of boards, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few faint foxing marks on boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, several edge tears with creases, several very small chips, very light browning and foxing - mainly on rear panel, protected in a paper/mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
18 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. THE LITTLE BAND: THE CLASHES BETWEEN THE COMMUNISTS AND THE POLITICAL AND LEGAL ESTABLISHMENT IN CANADA, 1928-1932.
Ottawa Deneau 0888790716 / 9780888790712 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
247 pp, 9 1/4" H. "In 1921, a 'little band' of disparate activists formed the Communist Party of Canada. Civil authorities across the country reacted with fear, even though R.C.M.P. officers described the party as 'a handful of ineffective English-speaking leaders, a negligible French-speaking element, an isolated Jewish element, with the agitators drawn from the Finnish and Ukrainian immigrants, whose benevolent societies paid for the Party's maintenance'. (This book) documents the ensuing clashes between the Canadian communists and Canada's political and legal establishments, from 1928 to 1932. Dr. Betcherman skillfully recreates the excitement of street fights and court cases, culminating in the spectacular trial of communist Tim Buck. (She) interviewed Communist Party members, Crown attorneys and Defence lawyers of the period, and was granted access to rare transcripts of trials, appeals and correspondence in compiling this, the first detailed and thoroughly entertaining history of these events." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps. Dust hacket has very light edge wear and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge, tiny scuffs on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE., Bierman, John.
20 Bierman, John. NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE.
New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
439 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "Louis Napoleon, nephew of the famous Bonaparte, is one of the most colorful historical actors of the nineteenth century. Bohemian, adventurer and compulsive Don Juan, he managed to the astonishment of virtually everyone to be elected President of France in 1848 and within three years staged the coup d'etat that made him emperor." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling; light browning at some edges; some light fading to front panel (top edge and at front flap-fold area) and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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