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TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY., Arthur, Eric.  Revised by Stephen A. Otto.
1 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
 
 
2 Baum, L. Frank. THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE MARVELLOUS LAND OF OZ. (COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED.)
London Octopus Books 1979 0706410637 / 9780706410631 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Kevin Maddison. 
460 pp, 8 1/2" H. Illustrated yellow endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout. "The amazing people, animals and creatures that live in the land of Oz are among the best loved of all children's favourite characters. There is Dorothy and her dog Toto, and the Tin Woodman who goes rusty if he cries and the enormous, but very cowardly lion. The scarecrow stuffed with straw sadly accepts that he has no brains, but he is often the wisest of them all during their adventurous travels to find the great and terrifying wizard. Then Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead, whom the wicked witch Mombi has brought to life, travel to the Emerald City, collecting and creating friends on the way such as the temperamental wooden Saw-Horse, the Gump who flies through the air, and the Highly Magnificent Woggle-Bug." Tiny soiling mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear taped, two small areas of delamination on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ.  DELUXE FACSIMILE EDITION., Baum, L. Frank.  Illustrated by John R. Neill.
3 Baum, L. Frank. Illustrated by John R. Neill. THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ. DELUXE FACSIMILE EDITION.
Books of Wonder / William Morrow, New York, 1993, first printing of deluxe facsimile edition. 
300 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688115586 Pictorial endpapers, 90 b&w pictures and 16 color plates. The colour plates and dust jacket are enhanced with metallic 'emerald' green ink, as was the original edition. "Jo in Dorothy and the Wonderful Wizard as they take Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a fabulous tour of Oz. During their journey they encounter such amazing and amusing people as King Kleaver with his Spoon Brigade and Miss Cuttenclip in the land o f p a p e r d olls. But while Dorothy and her friends play, the wicked Nome King has joined forces with the terrible Whimsies, the fearsome Growleywogs, and the evil Phanfasms in a plot to capture the Emerald City. Will Dorothy's friends disco ve r t he d an ge r b ef ore it's too late?" Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wear at bottom, minor rubbing, small tear at top/bottom of rear flap-fold and t iny t ea r a t t op of sp in e. Near fine/Very Good 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
THE WAY OF STARS: A ROMANCE OF REINCARNATION., Beck, L. Adams.  (E. Barrington).  Aka Elizabeth Louisa 'Lily' Moresby.
4 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
 
 
5 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, one crease down spine, very tiny crease at top corner of covers, small soft crease and multiple small line indentations at bottom corner of rear cover, minor rubbing/indentation on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HURRICANE AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave.  Dust jacket art by Rex Flood.
7 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave. Dust jacket art by Rex Flood. HURRICANE AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1974, first edition. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711005648 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Hawker Hurricane has a permanent niche in the annals of military aviation history as the world's first operational eight-gun monoplane fighter and the RAF's first front-line fighter to achieve more than 300mph in level flight. But it has received little credit for its subsequent lion's share of the defence of the United Kingdom during the 1940 Battle of Britain, and its later serv ice in a score of fighting roles across every theatre of operations during the 1939-45 war. In this book the author sets out to redress this omission in due recognition of the Hurricane's magnificent record. With a collation of authentic, firs t - h a nd impressions and experiences by the men who flew and serviced the Hurricane, backed by a unique collection of specially selected photographs, many from private sources, he has recreated the genuine atmosphere of Hurricane operations. This a ma lg am of text and photographs traces the story of the Hurricane and its crews from the first prototype and pre-1939 service to France 1940; through the Battle of Britain; in the frozen wastes of North Russia; over beleagured Malta; across Sic ily an d G ree ce and as far afield as the Burmese jungle. There are pilots' accounts of low-level bombing sorties covering the disastrous Dieppe invasion, a personal story by the only fighter pilot of World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross , an d pi ctor ial sections illustrating the armament, markings and, especially, the men who knew the Hurricane best - the crews." Multiple creases at bottom of pages 27 thru 40. very small crease/bump at top corner of pages 83 thru 102, light wrin kling at t op/bo ttom of spine, one tiny corner bump, small shallow bump and a tiny scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light rubbing, areas of light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good-/ Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME XVI - 1985.  (VOLUME 16.), Boyd, W.E.; Breeze, David J.; Dobson, Brian; Evans, Edith; Dowdell, G.; Thomas, H.J.; Hutchinson, J.N.; Poole, Cynthia; Lambert, N.; Bromhead, E.N.; Jackson, Ralph; Jenkins, Ian; Wright, R.P.; Welsby, D.A.; Todd, Malcolm; Stephens, G.R.; Maxwell, et
8 Boyd, W.E.; Breeze, David J.; Dobson, Brian; Evans, Edith; Dowdell, G.; Thomas, H.J.; Hutchinson, J.N.; Poole, Cynthia; Lambert, N.; Bromhead, E.N.; Jackson, Ralph; Jenkins, Ian; Wright, R.P.; Welsby, D.A.; Todd, Malcolm; Stephens, G.R.; Maxwell, et BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME XVI - 1985. (VOLUME 16.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1985. 
370 pp + 28 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; John Gillam: A Bibliography, 1939-84; Palaeobotanical Eviden ce from Mollins; Roman Military Deployment in North England; A Third-Century Maritime Establishment at Cold Knap, Barry, South Glamorgan; Combined Archaeological and Geotechnical Investigations of the Roman Fort at Lympne, Kent; Cosmetic Se t s f r o m L ate Iron Age and Roman Britain; A Group of Silvered Horse-Trappings from Xanten ('Castra Vetera'); Auchendavy Roman Fort and Settlement; Two 'Topoi' in the 'Agricola'; Fortlets and Distance Slabs on the Antonine Wall; Civic Aqueducts i n B ri ta in ; T he Roman Fort at Bury, Barton, Devonshire; Pottery Production in Muncaster, Eskdale in the Second Century A.D.; Official Tile-Stamps from London which cite the Province of Britain; Notes: Iron Age 'Coin Moulds' - A Miniature Bro nze A xe fr om Tid di ng ton , Warwickshire - An Inscribed Intaglio - A Decorative Bronze Applique from Silchester - A Bronze Lion from Hanbury, Worcestershire - Romano-British Fields and Farms in the Vale of Glamorgan - A Gold Ring from Littlecot e Pa rk - A Rev ise d Re sto rat ion of the Inscription on the Mosaic Pavement found in the Temple of Lydney Park, Gloucestershire; Roman Britain in 1983: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Inte rio r - clean and tigh t wi th n o pr evious ownership marks. Exterior - book is very slightly cocked, very light edge wear, small surface paper loss at bottom of rear cover, soft crease at top of rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WEATHER STUDY., Brunt, David.
9 Brunt, David. WEATHER STUDY.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1942 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
215 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. 50 b&w figures (collated). Chapter headings: Meteorological Observations and Instruments; Variations of Meteorological Factors with Time of Day and Height above Ground; Average Conditions over the Globe / General Circulation of the Atmosphere; Meaning of some of the Observations: Elementary Physics of the Atmosphere; The Upper Air; Radiation in the Atmosphere; Water Vapour in the Atmosphere: Condensation and Precipitation; Clouds and their Classification; Visibility: Fog and Mist; Plotting the Observations: A Primary Study of the Synoptic Chart; The Typical Frontal Depression; Further Study of Depressions and other Pressure Disturbances; Appendix; Index. The author was Professor of Meteorology, Imperial College, South Kensington. Very tiny chip to fore-edge of pages 125 to 138, very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor soiling to edges of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly top edge, browning to spine and flap-folds a few tiny edge tears. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE., Carroll, Lewis.  (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.)
10 Carroll, Lewis. (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.) THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.
London Macmillan 1927 Reprint Hard Cover Good Sir John Tenniel. 
236 pp, 8 1/4" H. Green cloth with black lettering and red/black decorations on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers, 16 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated), plus many smaller b&w drawings. Alice's journey through the looking-glass, with its many wonderful characters, including Tiger-Lily, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, The Red and White Queens, and the knitting Sheep. Includes the poems 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', 'Jabber-wocky', 'Christmas Greetings [from a fairy to a child.], etc. Very small tear with crease at top edge of front free endpaper - archivally taped, Christmas gift inscription and a small bookplate on front free endpaper, light separation between page gatherings at page 224 and coloured plate but pages are holding firmly, book is lightly cocked, spine is moderately browned and has two tiny stains, wear at top/bottom of spine and light wrinkling, light edge wear, shelf soiling and a few small line indentations on bottom of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
11 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES.  4 VOLUME SET.  VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD.  VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION.  VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES., Churchill, Winston S.  Introduction by Roy Jenkins.
12 Churchill, Winston S. Introduction by Roy Jenkins. A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES. 4 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN. VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD. VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION. VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES.
London Folio Society 2003 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ 
445 pp, 366 pp, 352 pp, 347 pp - 9 1/2" H - 4 volume set. Bound in maroon buckram, blue title blocks with gold lettering, blocked with a design in blue ad gold by David Eccles on front boards. Dark blue endpapers, colour and b&w plates, b&w maps. Maroon slipcase with photographic portrait of Winston S. Churchill on one panel. Vol. 1 has a small very faint scratch just above tthe spine title block, Vol. 3 has very small area of minor glue residue on bottom of text block. Slipcase is structurally sound, has various small scratches and soiling marks, 1" dia light stain on top surface, a few tiny dents - mainly on bottom surface, faint liquid splashes on top of side panel portrait, portrait has light wear on front edge. 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
CHEMISTRY AND THE AEROPLANE., Clancey, Vernon J.
13 Clancey, Vernon J. CHEMISTRY AND THE AEROPLANE.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
176 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. B&w illustrations. Contents: Making Flight Possible; Petrol; Substitute Fuels; Petrol Plus Engine; Steel; Non-Ferrous Alloys; Plastics; Chemical Energy; The Gas Laws; Behaviour of Gases; Accessories; Index. Minor browning on free endpapers, two large corner creases on rear free endpaper, two tiny corner bumps, one tiny edge bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate at top of spine, light browing to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Cooksley, Peter G. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE AIR VCs.
Wrens Park 1999 0905778340 / 9780905778341 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
204 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Of more than 600 Victoria Crosses awarded to British and Empire servicemen during the First World War, nineteen were awarded to airmen of the newly formed Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Of these, four were posthumous awards and all but one of the total were for officers. Some of these valorous airmen were from humble backgrounds and with limited education, others were collegiate men from wealthy families, but in the words of one senior officer they all had in common 'the guts of a lion'. (This book provides fascinating insights into the lives of these bravest of the brave, and of the circumstances in which they won their country's highest award for valour." Clean bright copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AERODYNAMICS OF THE AEROPLANE., Cowley, W.L.
15 Cowley, W.L. AERODYNAMICS OF THE AEROPLANE.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
201 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. 42 b&w figures (collated). Contents: Sustentation of Aeroplanes; The Aerofoil; The Complete Aeroplane; The Propeller; The Aeroplane in Steady Flight; Aerodynamic Measurements - I Model Tests; Aerodynamic Measurements - II Full-scale Tests; Fluid Motion - Aerofoil Theory; Fluid Motion; Vibrations in Aircraft; Answers; Index. Light browning to edges of text block, tiny bump to fore-edge of rear board, light wrinkling at top of spine, small crease at top corner of front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling, browning to spine and flap-folds, small indentation on flap-folds and on spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
16 Cranmer-Byng, J.L., editor. Introduced by Jonathan Spence. (Lord Macartney.) AN EMBASSY TO CHINA. BEING THE JOURNAL KEPT BY LORD MACARTNEY DURING HIS EMBASSY TO THE EMPEROR CH'IEN-LUNG 1793-1794.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine William Alexander. 
314 pp, 10 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth spine with gilt lettering, decorated paper-covered boards (dragon and lion motif), map endpapers. "Illustrated with watercolour sketches made during the embassy by William Alexander." Slipcase decorated with reproduction of "a view of the city wall of Poan-gin with vessels of various kinds lying under it, 4 November 1792". "The text of Lord Macartney's journal is reprinted from 'An Embassy to China', edited by J.L. Cranmer-Byng, first published by Longmans in 1962. For the present edition, (his) extensive annotation and appendices accompanying the journal have been abridged, and a few other minor emendations made." Contents: Introduction; Editorial Note; Members of the Embassy; A Journal of the Embassy to China; Lord Macartney's Observations Upon China; Appendices: An Edict from the Emperor Ch'ien-lung to King George III; Biographical Notes on Lord Macartney and William Alexander; Notes; Index. Book is Fine. Slipcase has minor edge rubbing, a tiny scuff on the rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS., Crowlesmith, J., Rev.
17 Crowlesmith, J., Rev. STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.
London Aldine Hard Cover Good Fair H.S. Greig. 
172 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red boards with black lettering/illustration on spine and front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. No date, but Xmas greetings on free front endpaper dated 1936. "The stories that follow are taken from Sir Thomas Malory's 'Morte D'Arthur', the great collection of romances about King Arthur which was written in the fifteenth century, and printed first of all by Caxton. Scholars say that Arthur was a British hero, one of the leaders of the Britons against the English invaders in the sixth century. In course of time legends centred round his name in the memory of the defeated race. To the original stories the Middle Ages added others, some of which belonged to later heroes, and, finally, these were combined with various legends of the Christian Church about the finding of the Holy Grail, the cup from which Christ is said to have drunk at the Last Supper with His disciples. Thus we get the beautiful cycle of romances which shines in the pages of Malory's great book. This version has been written for younger children. As far as possible the old-world style of Malory's narrative has been preserved, while the stories chosen are those which seem to present a message to youth." Contents: Introduction; The Sword in the Stone; King Arthur sees a Strange Knight; The Sword Excalibur; Balin, the Poor Knight; The Invisible Knight; The Battle of the Brothers; The Table Round; The Merciful Knight; The Death of Merlin; King Arthur and Accolon; The Lady of the Lake; The Marvellous Giant; The Two Giants; The Disguised Knight; The Shipwreck of Sir Lamorak; Launcelot and the Dragon; Sir Bors in the Castle Adventurous; Sir Gawaine's Rescue; The Knight with the Ugly Coat; Sir Tristram and King Mark; The Story of Sir Alisander; When Sir Launcelot was Mad; Seeking the Holy Grail; Sir Galahad's Shield; Sir Launcelot and the Holy Grail; Sir Percivale and the Lion; The Holy Grail is Seen; Fed by the Holy Grail; The Death of Sir Galahad; The Poisoned Apple; The Lady of Astolat; End of the Table Round; The Death of Arthur. Light to moderate edge wear, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading at top edge of spine, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, wrinkling on frontispiece near gutter. Dust jacket has edge tears and chips, creases on front panel, rubbing/soiling on rear panel - light rubbing elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE., Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler.
18 Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler. SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE.
New York Beekman House 1982 0517366037 / 9780517366035 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
368 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Poetry; Introduction to Folklore; Bairn's Rhymes; Rhymes and Saws on Places; Rhymes about the Weather; The Low Road; Two Tales (The King O' the Cats / The Story of Heather Ale); Thomas the Rhymer; The Waiting Warriors; Language; Names - Anglicized Forms into Gaelic; Days and Months in Gaelic; Clans; Clan Slogans; Appelations to Clans, Families and Towns; Clan Badges; Dyes; Place Names; Battles Fought on Scottish Soil; Land and Water; The Burghs; Ross and Cromarty; Stewartry; Weather; Law; Money and Measures; Proverbs; Toasts; Meat and Drink; Festivals and Quarter Days; A Calendar for Any Year; Fragments; Prose Extracts and Letters; Glossary; Index of Authors; Indes of First Lines; General Index. Minor edge wear, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, minor browning at top edge, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INHERITANCE.  THE FIRST BOOK OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Drinkwater, John.
19 Drinkwater, John. INHERITANCE. THE FIRST BOOK OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Henry Holt, New York, (1931), Ist U.S. edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with silver lettering/decoration on spine, silver coach and horses on front board) - no dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos. English poet and playwright John Drinkwater's biography up until about the age of sixteen, covering his family background and their involvement with coaching inns, his early interest in the theatre and his school days. Interior - bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, spine color darkened, browning to fore-edge of textblock, light rubbing. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN.  THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES., Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon.
20 Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon. PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN. THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES.
JM Dent, London, 1994, second edition. 
305 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1857973429 Colour plates. "From 'A Bit on the Side' and 'The Swan with Two Necks' to 'The Laughing Fish' and 'The World Turned Upside Down', Britain's pubs and inns are steeped in tradition and folklore....(this book) investigates the stories, legends, history and meaning behind 10,000 different pub names. Ranging from heraldry and local heroes, military achievements and natural history to professions, pastimes, sports, visual jokes and verbal puns , t h e o rigins of each of the pub names is explained. Scores of extra entries examine the general background to names: from cricket, blood sports and literary references to place names, numbers, and women in pub names. With over 100 colour pho to g ra ph s, an Introduction and a Postscript on modern trends, this is a superb guide to a peculiarly British institution." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light creases on concave spine, very light edge we ar , l igh t w r ink ling at top edge of front cover, area of tiny indentations on front cover that migrate into preliminary pages. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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