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1 Ashe, David and Burnell, Joyce. OAKVILLE STREET NAMES & LANDMARKS.
London, Ontario Burnell Creighton 2007 0978428803 / 9780978428808 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs and reproductions. "This collection is based on the life's work of David Ashe, who while employed as a draftsperson with the Town of Oakville compiled a listing of legal survey plans and registry information on the streets of Oakville. Being a researcher at heart, he went further and spent countless hours of his spare time gathering the history behind Oakville's streets. Joyce Burnell has picked a selection of Ashe's street histories and has added several Oakville landmarks - some of which are not longer here. Add to this, interesting archival images - some never before seen - combined with newer colour photographs and you have an intriguing reflection of Oakville's unique history. With close to 100 street name histories and over 40 landmarks featured, these interesting vignettes make for an easy, enjoyable read. This book links Oakville's street names to local, regional, national and international people, places and things. With such a diverse selection and varied inspirations, you may be surprised!" Very small bump at top/bottom of spine, a few very small bumps at bottom edge of front board, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MODELING REALISTIC TANKS AND ARTILLERY: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE., Ashey, Mike.
2 Ashey, Mike. MODELING REALISTIC TANKS AND ARTILLERY: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE.
Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 2000. 
128 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0890243719 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Manufacturers and Suppliers; Foreword; The Basics - Modeling Tips and Techniques; Tires, Road Wheels, Sprockets, and Tracks; Building a nd Detailing Tanks; Building and Detailing Self-Propelled and Towed Artillery; Tanks and Artillery Gallery; Building and Detailing Military Vehicles. "(S)hows you how to: Remove seams; Fix fit problems; Trim resin models; Fix resin casting flaw s ; M ake flexible tracks look realistic; Assemble individual track links; Work with brass and white-metal castings; Add detail with brass photoetching; Drill out gun barrels; Detail road wheels; Scratchbuild parts; Build up interiors; Mask, paint, a nd ad d decals; Weather and drybrush." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHEAST ENGLAND.  BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES., Automobile Association.
3 Automobile Association. SOUTHEAST ENGLAND. BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES.
Reader's Digest, London, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861455185 Map endpapers. Colour photographs. "Breathtaking views, fascinating stories, archaeological treasures, links with famous characters - whether in the countryside or a town or vill age, around every corner you come face to face with Britain's heritage. All of these - and more - are to be found in this authoritative....guidebook - part of a new regional series from the AA - which captures the spirit of the best and mos t i n t e r e sting features of Southeast England. Local legends, literary, historical and architectural facts - together with items of natural history and geological interest - are just some of the topics packed into the 160 pages. The entries o n t ow ns a nd v il lages are arranged throughout the book in alphabetical order for easy reference. And over 70 photographs conjure up images of the most memorable and beautiful scenes in the region." Small bump at bottom corner of boards. Wri nk li ng at bot tom of fl ap-folds - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION., Browning, Reed.
4 Browning, Reed. THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION.
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1995 0312125615 / 9780312125615 Soft Cover Very Good 
445 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The apparent vulnerability of the Habsburg Empire at the time of Maria Theresa's accession destabilized the whole of Europe and, with Frederick the Great's invasion of Silesia, a cycle of violence was initiated that lasted for eight years and ravaged much of the continent. The vast conflict, which involved almost all the European powers and their empires, is the subject of (this book). (It) provides a highly readable narrative of a complex period that fundamentally shaped the European state system. The author explores the often changing war aims of the major belligerents - Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Piedmont-Sardinia, and Spain - and links diplomatic and military events to the political and social context from which they arose." Interior - a few pages with a tiny soft corner bump, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small coft crease at top rear corner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Bruni, Stephen T. / Wyeth, Betsy James / Wolff, Theodore F. / Crosman, Christopher. Foreword: David Michaelis. Introduction: Susan C. Larsen. WONDROUS STRANGE: THE WYETH TRADITION - HOWARD PYLE, N.C. WYETH, ANDREW WYETH, JAMES WYETH.
Boston Bulfinch Press 1998 0821225375 / 9780821225370 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Howad Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth. 
168 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Swashbuckling, romantic, mysterious, fantastical - all these words can be used to describe the art in this splendid book of 'wondrous strange' paintings by four great American artists. Conceived and entitled by Betsy James Wyeth, (it) focuses on an aspect of American realism that stems from the great turn-of-the-century illustrator Howard Pyle and continues in the work of his student N.C. Wyeth, N.C.'s son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. The thread that links the four artists is an imaginative, often disquieting, dreamlike imagery - 'the incarnation of the fantastic in everyday reality'. The colourful paintings - thirty by each artist - are brimming with madness, mystery, high emotion, and drama. As Susan Larsen notes in the introduction, this book 'is full of literary flights of fancy, exotic adventures, spiritual journeys, romantic encounters, and children's fables played out on the stage of ordinary life'. Other insightful essays examine the relationships among Pyle and the Wyeths, suggesting how illustration and the fine arts intersect in their work. (This) is an enchanting collection of art by America's most famous family of artists." Small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has come light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and front hinge color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
6 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and tiny dint/scuff on rear panel, very small faint sticker pull repair on panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II., Connell, G.G.
7 Connell, G.G. JACK'S WAR: LOWER-DECK RECOLLECTIONS FROM WORLD WAR II.
Crecy 1995 0947554556 / 9780947554552 Revised Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
236 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Ordinary seamen far outnumber their officers, yet most naval books are written from the officers' standpoint. In a wide variety of reminiscences the author reconstructs the matelot's life, whether in corvette, battleship or destroyer, or whether as Royal Navy, Reservist, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes both of the pleasures of shipboard life and of the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses from the strict naval code. There were happy ships and unhappy ships, lucky ships and unlucky ships, and he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book he links the experiences of the seamen to the great actions of the war taking place around them, which are thus seen not from the viewpoint of the captain or admiral but the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. Thus we get new perspectives on the Battle of the River Plate, Convoy PQ17, the invasion of Sicily, the Battle of Sirte, and many other actions." Includes a Glossary of Lower-deck words and phrases and Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor wear or wrinkling at top/bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff from sticker removal on front panel title. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DEMOCRACY AND ODD FELLOWSHIP., Cooke, L. Hamel.  Inscribed.
8 Cooke, L. Hamel. Inscribed. DEMOCRACY AND ODD FELLOWSHIP.
Privately published, Canada, 1943. 
90 pp, small 8vo (7 11/16" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. INSCRIBED TO THE PREVIOUS OWNER ON FRONT PASTEDOWN: "________. SIGNED WITH FRATERNAL AFFECTION BY THE AUTHOR, L. HAMEL COOK. BURLINGT ON, ONT." Contents: General History; History in Ontario; Democracy; Friendship; Love; Truth; Service; Life; Enthusiasm; Death; Three Other Links; The Future. Minor browning to endpapers, light browning to edges of textblock - tiny foxing marks on top and one foxing mark on bottom, light edge wear, small bump to top of rear hinge, light fading to spine color, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing on boards. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
KNIGHT'S CROSS: A LIFE OF FIELD MARSHAL ERWIN ROMMEL., Fraser, David.
9 Fraser, David. KNIGHT'S CROSS: A LIFE OF FIELD MARSHAL ERWIN ROMMEL.
HarperCollins, New York, 1993, book club edition. 
601 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060182229 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)hows how inspiringly spontaneous and superficially haphazard Rommel's style of leadership could be: 'Rommel believed that war is a re ckless, untidy business, and that the habits of mind of a methodical manager are alien to what is required'. Instead, his hallmarks were boldness of manoeuvre, ferocity of attack, and tenacity in pursuit. These were the qualities he display e d i n h is great battles in the North African desert; they were, David Fraser demonstrates, evident from his earliest battles in the First World War to his last, defending Fortress Europe from the Allied invasion of 1944....Rommel reached a posi ti on in w h ic h he almost inevitably became embroiled in politics. When he realized that the Allied invasion was going to succeed, he realized also that the only way to save Germany was somehow to negotiate a peace settlement. He tried to pres ent Hi t ler - to wh om he had always been devoted, and who had always shown him a particular respect and affection - with the military realities: he was branded a defeatist and ignored. But his opinions, and his apparent links (meticulously dis cuss ed b y Fras er) wi th t he Stauffenberg plotters of July 1944 - one of them, under interrogation, mentioned Rommel as a possible head of post-Hilterian Gemany - condemned him is the eyes of the Fuhrer he had served so loyally. He was offered the c hoice o f tri al b y a Peopl e's Court - a sham of course - or suicide, a state funeral and protection for his family. He chose the latter. Rommel is not, to David Fraser, a flawless hero: his failings as well as his genius are recorded here . But he ha d t hat in stinc t fo r batt le and leadership which set him apart from his contemporaries and places him among the great commanders." Light browning at bottom edge of rear board, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has lig ht rubb ing on rear panel , lig ht wrin kling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, tiny tear with wrinkles at bottom edge of rear flap. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT NEW GOLF COURSES OF CANADA., Gordon, John.  Photography by Doug Ball & Gordie Ball.
10 Gordon, John. Photography by Doug Ball & Gordie Ball. THE GREAT NEW GOLF COURSES OF CANADA.
Warwick, Toronto, 2006. 
213 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1894622820 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(Examines) thirty-four of the best courses built (in Canada) since 1990. Each course is given a lavish six-page treatment that inc ludes gorgeous photos of the best holes and a 900-word essay on its history, design philosophy, and toughest hole descriptions. The result is an ideal gift for the avid golfer." Contents: The Algonquin; Andersons Creek Golf Course; Bear Mounta i n G olf & Country Club; Bigwin Island Golf Club; Blackhawk Golf Club; Dakota Dunes Golf Links; Dundarave; Eagles Nest Golf Club; Club de Golf le Fountainebleau; Fox Harb'r; Georgian Bay Club; Glen Arbour Golf Course; Glencairn Golf Club; Grandvie w Go l f Club; Humber Valley Resort; King's Riding Golf Club; Kingswood; The Lake Joseph Club; Legends on the Niagara; Magna Golf Club; Le Maitre de Mont Tremblant; Le Mirage; The Okanagan Golf Club; Osprey Valley Resorts; Rattlesnake Point Golf Clu b; Th e Ro ck; Rocky Crest Golf Club; Royal Oaks Estates & Golf Club; St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort; Silvertip Golf Coruse; Speargrass Golf Club; Stewart Creek Golf Club; Taboo; The Wilds at Salmonier River. A heavy book which may require extra p ost age. Sli ght waviness to edges of text block, bottom of spine bumped, tiny bump at top corner of front board, small bump at top edge of rear board, slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fl ap-f olds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MANITOBA LINKS: A KALEIDOSCOPIC HISTORY OF GOLF., Hackett, J. Alan.  Signed.
11 Hackett, J. Alan. Signed. MANITOBA LINKS: A KALEIDOSCOPIC HISTORY OF GOLF.
Winnipeg, MB Gold Quill 1998 0969905416 / 9780969905417 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Signed by Author
281 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), glazed pictorial boards. **SIGNED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER** B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Absorbed by this fascinating pastime, (J. Alan Hackett) delved into Manitoba's early golf history, recording by means of word and old photographs, forgotten information of that bygone era. In (this book, he) takes us back to early courses such as the Stony Mountain course built by prisoners around 1889 and golf clubs, beginning with the first established club in Virden in 1892. And, of course, Manitoba golf history would not be complete without the Scots who brought the game to the keystone province." Very minor rubbing to glossy boards. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NOW YOU KNOW GOLF., Lennox, Doug.
12 Lennox, Doug. NOW YOU KNOW GOLF.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
181 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028706 "Everybody seems to be a golfer or at least know someone who is. The game is one of the world's most popular sports, and now Doug Lennox, the links pro of Q&A, hits the green with a barrage of golfing trivia on everything from albatrosses and barkies to stymies and yips. All the titans, male and female, take a swing, including Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Kathy Whitworth, Vijay Singh, Annika Sorenstam, Michell e Wie, and, of course, Tiger Woods. What is the oldest playing golf course in the world? Where was golf invented? How does the term 'sandbagger' connect golf with criminals? Who has won the most professional championships? When was golf firs t p l a y ed in the Summer Olympics? What member of British royalty introduced golf to Continental Europe? Who was the first female golfer to compete in a major men's professional match? What type of golf club did astronaut Alan Shepard use on the mo o n? " T he se and many other questions are answered in this book. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEAD ON A WIRE:  MAKING HANDCRAFTED WIRE AND BEADED JEWELRY., Miller, Sharilyn.
13 Miller, Sharilyn. BEAD ON A WIRE: MAKING HANDCRAFTED WIRE AND BEADED JEWELRY.
North Light, Cincinnati, 2005. 
128 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 1581806507 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Packed with techniques, projects and insider tips, (this book) is all you need to make stunning beaded wire jewelry....(It) features a comprehensive introdu ctory section and more than 20 step-by-step projects. With in-depth, clearly-illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to: Construct jewelry without soldering tools or other intimidating equipment; Fashion beautiful earrings, bracelets, nec k l a c e s a nd fibulas not readily found in stores; Stock your 'jewelry toolkit' with only the necessary tools; make jump rings, links, clasps and other basic jewelry components to keep on hand for future projects; Create project variations and n ew d es ig ns w i th your own one-of-a-kind look." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft crease line across top half of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE VIETNAM CONNECTION., Molyneux, Isabel.
14 Molyneux, Isabel. THE VIETNAM CONNECTION.
Molyneux, Edmonton, Alberta, (1991). 
221 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos, maps, political cartoons, reproductions. "Links the tragic events of modern times in Vietnam with the country's history and culture and US cold war foreign policy." Interior - clean and tight with no pr evious ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE SEEDS:  THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH., Pare, Lucy Griffith.  With Antoine Pare.
15 Pare, Lucy Griffith. With Antoine Pare. THE SEEDS: THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH.
Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Quebec L'aRPENT PERDU 1984 0969138717 / 9780969138716 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
353 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) profusely illustrated slice of history giving a first-hand account of Lucy Griffith Pare's 96 years. Beginning in Australia, the story follows the fortunes of the author and her family from the relative comfort of Melbourne to the harsh conditions of the Western Australian Goldfields. As a child of seven in 1895 the author travels by camel train along with her sisters and mother to join her father in the thick of the goldrush. The story traces the growth of a desert camp of tents to the twin cities of Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. Then, just before the First (World) War, the author meets and marries Alphonse Pare, a French Canadian mining engineer, and moves into a new life in Canada. The story continues in Montreal and recounts the growth of their family through the turbulent years of the two wars and the Depression. In the First (World) War Alphonse serves in the cavalry and Lucy awaits him in the British Isles; in the Second (World) War, they are represented by four sons and three sons-in-law in uniform. After the Second (World) War, the author finds herself in the centre of a burgeoning Canadian family that spans four generations and includes nine children, forty-six grandchildren and an ever-increasing number of great-grandchildren." Interior - small hand-written notation in margin of page 135 in black ink and also in red ink in top margin of page 195, small stain at top of pages 132 and 133 - migrates lightly through page. Exterior - small stain on top of text block, small crease at fore-edge of front cover, very light edge wear, two light stains at bottom edge of front cover, two tiny scuffs on front cover, light creases and some wrinkles on spine, a very small stain on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE CONSTANTINE AFFLICTION.  A PIMM AND SKYE ADVENTURE., Payton, T. Aaron.
16 Payton, T. Aaron. THE CONSTANTINE AFFLICTION. A PIMM AND SKYE ADVENTURE.
San Francisco Night Shade Books 2012 1597804002 / 9781597804004 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket art by Mark Nelson. 
279 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "1864. London is a city in transition. The Constantine Affliction - a strange malady that kills some of its victims and physically transforms others into the opposite sex - has spread scandal and upheaval through society. Scientific marvels and disasters, such as clockwork courtesans, the alchemical fires of Whitechapel, electric carriages, and acidic monsters lurking in the Thames, have forever altered the face of the city. Pembroke 'Pimm' Halliday is an aristocrat with an interest in criminology, who uses his keen powers of observation to assist the police or private individuals - at least when he's sober enough to do so. Ellie Skyler, who hides her gender behind the byline 'E. Skye', is an intrepid journalist driven by both passion and necessity to uncover the truth, no matter where it lies. When Pimm and Skye stumble onto a dark plot that links the city's most notorious criminal overlord with the Queen's new consort, famed scientist Sir Bertram Oswald, they soon find the forces of both high and low society arrayed against them. Can they save the city from the arcane machinations of one of history's most infamous monsters - and uncover the shocking origins of 'The Constantine Affliction'?" Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, soft wrinkle at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAMAGE'S PRIZE., Pope, Dudley.  Dust jacket illustration by Dave Webster.
17 Pope, Dudley. Dust jacket illustration by Dave Webster. RAMAGE'S PRIZE.
London Alison Press / Secker & Warburg 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 
344 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Double page b&w map. "At the peak of the war against Bonaparte's France a vital link in the Admiralty's communications with the West Indies is inexplicably cut. The elegant Post Office packets, specially designed for speed, are not arriving at Falmouth. Whitehall and the merchant community are starved for information, as crucial a commodity in this bitter conflict as powder and shot. Meanwhile Lieutenant Nicholas Ramage, fuming with impatience, is ashore in Jamaica waiting for his next posting. Tracing the reasons for the mysterious disappearance of the Post vessels in a million square miles of ocean will be difficult, hazardous, and possibly suicidal, but Ramage's superiors regard him as expendable: the mission is his. Ramage sets out to track down the cause of these sinister losses - is it treachery, privateers or a new French secret weapon? Whatever the cause, the problem must be solved and the vital links restored. The story of Ramage's dangerous expedition and the unexpected involvement of the woman he loves is told with Dudely Pope's usual brio, with his expert knowledge of the period and with the true sailor's feeling for the sea and all its perils." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one small edge tear with crease, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTIAN NAMES IN LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY., Redmonds, George.
18 Redmonds, George. CHRISTIAN NAMES IN LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY.
National Archives, Kew, Richmond, 2004, first edition. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 190336552X B&w photographs, maps, tables. "Surnames have long provided key links in historical research. This ground-breaking work shows that English christian names are also signifi cant for those researching local communities and family history - and that they are a fascinating topic in their own right. Did you know, for instance, that the names Philip and Thomas were once used for girls? Or that there was a woman c a l l e d D i o t Coke in 1379? When George Redmonds became intrested in christian names, he found that information on his own name in dictionaries was contradicted by local records - and that the standard works' emphasis on etymology only give pa rt o f th e s to ry . Half a lifetime's research has convinced him that every christian name has a 'pedigree', which can be regional, local or even centred on one family. Here he explores the implications of this for both amateur and academic his tor ian s. D ra wi ng on ex amples from Anne to Zaccheus, he covers a wealth of topics including the stabilisation of first names as surnames; the influence of individuals, parents, godparents and communities on naming; the popularity of names ove r th e la st 700 yea rs; an d m ore recent changes in naming practice. He challenges many published assumptions - and offers new insights into the customs and attitudes of our ancestors from the Middle Ages to the present day." dust jacket has m inor wrink lin g at top of fron t pa nel. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
19 Reid, Ed. MAFIA.
New York Random House 1952 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
238 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "Popularly know as The Black Hand, the Mafia, which began in medieval Sicily as a patriotic group, has been and still is in control of organized crime in the United States. It has achieved this dubious distinction by the systematic liquidation of rival, non-Sicilian gangs. The mere itemization of this long and bloody reign of underworld terror will give every responsible citizen pause for thought - after he has stopped shivering! This book contains much new material derived from secret sources. Perhaps the most sensational of its revelations links key Mafia figures with the Allied Military Government in Italy. How one of the most powerful Mafia heads, under indictment for murder in this country, turned up as an aide to AMG, received letters of recommendation from United States Army officers, and at the same time conducted huge blackmarket operations in American supplies, is one of the monstrous disclosures. Why this same notorious criminal, following his arrest, was not returned to the U.S. until after the strange death of the key witness against him, is another part of the riddle that hints at the enormous secret strength of Mafia terrorism. (The author) courageously digs deep into the muck of vice and crime to throw light upon a ruthless gang of killers and racketeers whose influence is as evil as it is widespread." Small initials in pen on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wear, creases at top edge with color loss - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, one very small edge tear, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL HOMES IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE.  HIGHGROVE, GATCOMBE PARK, NETHER LYPIATT., Sanders, Geoffrey and Verey, David.  Foreword by Rosemary Verey.  Photographs by Paul Felix.  Edited by Sian Ellis.
20 Sanders, Geoffrey and Verey, David. Foreword by Rosemary Verey. Photographs by Paul Felix. Edited by Sian Ellis. THE ROYAL HOMES IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE. HIGHGROVE, GATCOMBE PARK, NETHER LYPIATT.
Alan Sutton, Stroud, 1992, updated edition. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0750900784 Colour and b&w photographs. "Highgrove, Nether Lypiatt and Gatcombe Park are set only a few miles apart on the south-western edge of the Cotwolds, and in recent times have firmly established Gloucestershire's links with royalty. Yet royal links with the county can be traced back to Saxon times. William I kept Christmas at Glouceter and held his Parliament there, the Forest of Dean was of course a renowned royal hunt ing ground, while in modern times Queen Mary stayed at Badminton between the two world wars and the Duke of Windsor frequented Tetbury during the 1920s and '30s. This book, first published in 1981 and now extensively updated, traces the his t o r y a n d ownership of the three present-day royal homes - Highgrove, home of The Prince and Princess of Wales, Nether Lypiatt, home of Prince and Princess Michael Kent, and Gatcombe Park, home of The Princess Royal. It includes architectural d et ai ls an d de scribes the changes that have been made to the properties over the years, as well as looking back on the Gloucestershire worthies, ghosts and distinguished visitors who haunted these relatively modest houses until comparatively rec ent ly. T h e t ex t i s complemented by old engravings, historical and architectural illustrations, and new specially commissioned colour photographs....This new edition also includes a foreword by Rosemary Verey, who also provides fresh info rmat ion on t he g ar dens of the se royal Gloucestershire homes." Minor rub on front board, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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