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TOP SECRET TALES OF WORLD WAR II., Breuer, William B.
1 Breuer, William B. TOP SECRET TALES OF WORLD WAR II.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2005, reprint. 
244 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785819517 B&w illustrations. "....compelling accounts of Allied and Axis intelligence throughout World War II. Here are riveting tales of patriotism and treachery, saboteurs, sleeper s, and moles, giving fresh perspectives on the best-known interceptions and deceptions of the war - the breaking of the German code Enigma and the Japanese code Purple, Operation Overlord's successful disguise of the D-Day invasion - as well a s l i t t le-known feats of civilian bravado in the face of danger. Meet Sidney Cotton, a British businessman and aviator who took the Luftwaffe's General Albrecht Kesselring aloft for a test flight at a German air show and then cooly snapped v a lu ab l e re co nn aissance photographs after handing the controls over to the Nazi officer. Shadow the covert armada that shipped the foundation of Great Britain's financial security - including $2.5 billion in gold - from London to the Bank of Ca nad a i n Ot taw a, wit hout suffering a single loss from U-boats at the height of the Battle for the Atlantic. Discover how U.S. taxpayers footed the bill for a successful Nazi propaganda effort that was documented in the 'Congressional Record' , p ubli shed b y t he G ove rnme nt Printing Office, and mailed on a congressman's postal privileges...." Small bump at bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, slight bump on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at t op/bo ttom of spin e. V ery Good/ Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS., Chiang Yee.  (The Silent Traveller.)
2 Chiang Yee. (The Silent Traveller.) CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS.
New York W.W. Norton 1977 03930879143 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Chiang Yee. 
180 pp, 9 1/2" H. Illustrated throughout with the author's b&w drawings & calligraphy. "In 1933, Chiang Yee, then the governor of a district in China, was forced to leave his homeland after an argument with a warlord. The China he left was an unhealthy country: a weak central government unable to control the power of the warlords; a deteriorating economic condition; a reputation for corruption based on an ill-defined and unsatisfactory land-tax system; widespread illiteracy and famine. In 1975, after an absence of forty-two years, he returned to China. In this book he tells of his travels and records his impressions of the new China as compared to the China he left. In addition, his two grown daughters, who, along with their mother, remained in China, provide another perspective on China's progress. As Mr. Chiang travels through China, he tells of his visits to both well-known and less familiar landmarks; he describes the communes and factories of light industry which have been built in the last twenty-five years. He attends the May First celebration - the important festival of labor. But, above all, he contrasts the backwards country he left with the brand-new independent nation that has been emerging over the last twenty-five years. He points with pride to the accomplishments: 800 million Chinese living and working together in a united spirit; the feeling of peace and prosperity; no unemployment; sufficient food for all; great technical, scientific, and educational advances; increased literacy; universal medicare; and vast improvements in the status of women." Small faint scuff at top of fore-edge of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light waviness on front panel, very light browning - mainly at edges, small light stain at top edge of spine, two line indentations across spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES:  STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING., Damrosch, Leopold, Jr.
3 Damrosch, Leopold, Jr. GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES: STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1985, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0226135799 "Combining literary criticsm with psychology, sociology, and the history of ideas, (this book) offers a fresh approach to the often-asserted connection between Puritanism and the rise of the English novel. Its premise is that the Christian myth, far from serving as a simple, unified background to fiction, was paradoxical and full of potential conflicts, and that these were particularly vivid in the Puritan ima g i n a t i o n . The extraordinary power of Puritan psychology rests in the control it granted Providence over the individual. Yet as a basis for fiction, Puritanism confronted a paradox that is the central theme of Damrosch's study - the tensio n be tw ee n fi ct io ns that confess themselves to be fictional and the Puritan faith in human life as a narrative invented by God....Damrosch holds that the eighteenth-century novel was preeminently a novel of ideas, not simply illustrating or al lu din g t o i de as but te sti ng them and fighting with them. As such, individual masterpieces found unique solutions to shared cultural problems. They demand to be understood from within, even while an attempt is made to trace their historical de velo pmen t. Acc ord ingl y, D amro sch examines a series of major works in detail. After surveying Puritan ideas about the self, time, and language, he considers two very different modes of Puritan narrative: Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Bunya n's autob iogra phy and all egori es. Damro sch then explores the transition to secular narrative in eloquent discussions of Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', Richardson's 'Clarissa', and Fielding's 'Tom Jones'. A glance at Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy' co nclu des th e book , wi th re flect ions o n th e futu re of the novel in an age when providential pattern could no longer be asserted as synonymous with literary design." 1" faint line indentation on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket moderate w rinkl ing and a few tiny tears/ chips along t op ed ge, lig ht edge wear wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND PEACEKEEPING:  FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS., Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.
4 Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J. WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1991. 
266 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550133551 Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. Fro m the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. (This book), a richly documented his t o r y o f Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars, develop into seasoned troop s wh o co u ld h o ld the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army t o kee p the p eac e, Ca nada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavis hl y il lu stra ted wit h p hot ographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, 'War and Peacekeeping' tells the often neglected story of the 'little' wars which have contributed much to our military tradition." Small soft crease a t b ottom co rner of p ages 245 to e nd of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Harney, Robert F.; Luciuk, Lubomyr Y.; Wynnyckyj, Iroida L.; Kordan, Bohdan S.; Taskey, Lu; Hryniuk, Stella; Sokolsky, Zoriana Yaworsky; Gregorovich, Andrew; Piniuta, Harry; Stefura, Mary; Romanow, Yvonna; Momryk, Myron; Krawchuk, Peter; et al. UKRAINIANS IN ONARIO. POLYPHONY: THE BULLETIN OF THE MULTICULTURAL HISTORY SOCIETY OF ONTARIO. VOL. 10 - DOUBLE ISSUE, 1988.
Toronto Multicultural History Society of Ontario 1988 07047002 Soft Cover Very Good 
298 pp, 10 15/26" H. B&w photographs, maps, etc. Contents: Preface; A Distinct Constiuency - the Ukrainians of Ontario; Ukrainians in Ontario and the 1981 Canada Census; The Religious Life Cycle; Ukrainian Immigration to Ontario; Ukrainians and Internment Operations in Ontario during the First World War; The Beginnings of Ukrainian Settlement in Toronto, 1891-1939; The Ukrainian Community in Toronto, 1914-71; Ukrainians in Waterloo and Wellington Counties; The Ukrainian Community of Fort Frances, 1980; Sudbury Ukrainian Time Line; The Ukrainian Community in Windsor - Past and Present; Ukrainians in Ottawa; Ukrainians in Kingston; The Association of United Ukrainian Canadians in Ontario; Being Ukrainian in Timmins - a Personal Reminiscence; The Decline of the Ukrainian Pro-Communist Organization; The Sitch Movement in Eastern Canada; Ukrainian War Veterans in Ontario; The Ukrainian National Federation of Canada; The Ukrainian Flying School in Oshawa; The Canadian League for the Liberation of Ukraine and Its Women's Association; The Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada; Plast-Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada Toronto Branch; Suzhero; Carpatho-Rusyns in Ontario; Tserkvy: a Survey of Ukrainian-Canadian Church Architecture in Ontario, Its Major Roots and Trends; Ukrainian Art and Artists in Otnario; The Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto; Hryhorij Skovoroda Kursy in Toronto; "Vedmedyky" - Volleyball Champions; The Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society; The Ukrainian Professional and Business Club; All in the Family: Three Generatiios of the Wrzesnewsky Family and the Future Bakery; Oral History: Ukrainian Women's Voices; The Ukrainian Collection of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario; The Bohdan Panchuk Papers; Resources on Ukrainians in Ontario at the National Archives of Canada; Ukrainians in Ontario: A Selected Bibliography; Celebrating the Millennium of Christianity in Ukraine; The Ukrainian Information Bureau at Work; Ukrainian Life in Ontario. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of pages to approx. page 100, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - nibor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover, spine slightly twisted. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
6 Jeter, K.W. MACHINES INFERNALES.
Paris J'ai Lu 1988 2277225185 / 9782277225188 Mass Market Paperback Very Good - D.B. Mattingly cover art. 
348 pp,6 7/16" H. "C'etait a Londres, un matin - L'orage menacait. George Dower vit entrer dans sa boutique celui qu'il appellera l'Homme de Cuir Noir - Des lors, il devint le jouet d'evenements dont le sens lui echappait. Le plus etrange etait ces etres disgracieux qu'il rencontrait partout - Peuple difforme descendant d'une race amphibie, aussi pitoyable que ces 'filles vertes' aux voluptes poissonneuses qui excitaient la convoitise de jeunes aristrocrates debauches. Au comble de l'angoisse, Dower comprit peu a peu qu'on s'acharnait a vouloir le tuer. S'agissait-il du Regulateur Etherique? Une machine infernale apparemment? Mais le pire etait encore a venir. Et le pire, il etait loin de l'imaginer - ." Interior - very light browning in gutter and margins of pages. Exterior - light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, tiny light scuffs and cup ring on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SHADOW IN HAWTHORN BAY., Lunn, Janet.
7 Lunn, Janet. SHADOW IN HAWTHORN BAY.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1986, first edition. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0886191343 "One spring morning in 1815, in the highlands of Scotland where spirits and witches are a fact of life and the ancient feast of Beltane is still celebrated, fifteen-year-old Mary U rquhart hears her beloved cousin Duncan calling her to join him - from three thousand miles away in Upper Canada. Yet his call is so urgent that Mary sets off alone across the ocean to find him, braving the sea-voyage to Quebec, and makin g h e r w a y up the St. Lawrence until she finally comes to Hawthorn Bay on Lake Ontario - only to discover that Duncan is dead, and that her aunt and uncle have moved on. Mary is not just alone in this frightening land of primeval forests - sh e i s al so mi su nd e rstood by the practical Yankees who have settled in the district, and who distrust her powers of 'second sight' and her Gaelic belief in ghosts and witches. For despite Duncan's death, Mary still hears his voice calling her to j oi n h im. Bu t a s s he battles threatening dark forces and fights for her survival, Mary unexpectedly finds friendship - with cheerful Patty and little Henry, with Owena, the quiet Indian who recognizes the healing powers in her, and with Lu ke - s o ve ry d i ffer ent from 'D uncan the black'....an enthralling historical tale of mystery and love." By the author of 'The Root Cellar'. Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bott om o f s pine . Du st ja ck et ha s ve ry mi nor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/ spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1879.  WITH NEW INDEX BY JOHN YOUNG.  ISBN 1-85567-203-3, Mackinnon, J.B. and Shadbolt, Sydney.
8 Mackinnon, J.B. and Shadbolt, Sydney. THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1879. WITH NEW INDEX BY JOHN YOUNG. ISBN 1-85567-203-3
Greenhill, London, (1995), reprint of 1882 edition. 
397 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 2 maps on fold-out at rear, 62 b&w photos of officers who lost their lives during the campaign. "In January 1979, Victorian Britain was horrified by the news of the disaster at Isandhlwana, where the Zulus surprised and massacred a British Army column of over 1,300 men. This defeat was followed by the heroic defence of the mission station at Rorke's Drift where no less than eleven Victoria Crosses were won. After minor set b a c k s , B r i tish column s rapidly advanced into Zululand and after fighting a number of major battles, occupying strategic positions en route, they subsequently fought and won the decisive battle of Ulundi, where the real military power of th e Zu lu n at io n w as e nded for ever. This volume contains: Cabinet photographs and biographical notices of sixty-two officers of the British Army and Navy who lost their lives during the campaign, including that of Lieutenant Thirkill of the 8 8th Re gt. , w hic h did no t a ppear in the original edition of 1880; Summaries of all the British Regiments and Naval Brigades in the field; Separate records of almost every British Officer engaged; Accurate accounts of the various engagem ent s; M aps etc. " " A s ig nifi cant fea ture of this new edition is an extensive index compiled by Anglo-Zula War historian John Young, giving the name, rank and unit designation of every officer, and the battles at which they fought". Light wrin kling at top/b ottom of s pin e, a few s oft c reases on fold-out. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dint on rear hinge, tiny stain on inside surface, minor wear at top of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER CLASS DESTROYERS OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY., Macpherson, Ken.  Foreword by Com. James Plomer, RCN (ret'd.).
9 Macpherson, Ken. Foreword by Com. James Plomer, RCN (ret'd.). THE RIVER CLASS DESTROYERS OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY.
Charles J. Musson, Toronto, 1985, first edition. 
103 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 10 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0920845002 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams, data sheets. "The Royal Canadian Navy had been in existence for 20 years before acquiring the fir st fighting ship actually built to its order. These were the destroyers 'Saguenay' and 'Skeena' who, with four other 'River class' units made up the tiny offensive force with which the RCN went to war in 1939. Later augmented by the transfe r o f e i ght more near-sisters from the Royal Navy, these formed the nucleus of what was to become the third largest Allied navy, and made a valuable contribution to the successful outcome of the Battle of the Atlantic. Their histories and speci fi c at io n s ar e accompanied by 118 photographs, most of which have never been reproduced in print. They are shown as they appeared when still in the hands of the RN, and at different periods during their RCN service. Many detailed on-board pho tos a re inc lu de d." Ships covered: HMCS Saguenay; HMCS Skeena; HMCS Fraser; HMCS St. Laurent; HMCS Ottawa; HMCS Restigouche; HMCS Assiniboine; HMCS Margaree; HMCS Ottawa (2nd); HMCS Kootenay; HMCS Saskatchwan; HMCS Gatineau; HMCS Chaudiere; H MCS Qu' App elle . Sma ll b ump at top of spine. Dust jacket has light browning, wrinkling and wear at top of spine, light wrinkling at top edge of rear panel, light rubbing - small light line indentation on front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
ANIMALS IN MOTION., Muybridge, Eadweard.  Edited by Lewis S. Brown.
10 Muybridge, Eadweard. Edited by Lewis S. Brown. ANIMALS IN MOTION.
Dover, New York, reprint. 
72 pp text & b&w illustrations, followed by 182 double-page b&w plates, each with multiple images. ISBN 0486202028 "Here is the largest, most comprehensive selection of Muybridge's famous animals photos - more than 4000 high-speed shots of 34 diff erent animals and birds, in 123 different types of action....Animals are shown walking, running, leaping, flying - in typical action. The horse alone is shown in more than 40 different ways: galloping with nude rider, trotting, pacing with s u l k y , c antering, jumping hurdles, carrying, rolling on barrels, and 36 other actions. All photos (are) taken against ruled backgrounds; most actions (are) taken from 3 angles at once: 90 degrees, 60 degrees, rear. Foreshortened views are i nc lu de d. Th e se are true action photos, stopped in series, taken at speeds up to 1/2000th of a second. Actions are illustrated in series, with as many as 50 shots per action. Muybridge worked with the U. of Pa. for 3 years, made more than 10 0,0 00 exp osu r es, a nd spent more than $50,000. His work has never been superseded as a lifetime reference for animators, illustrators, artists, art directors." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkle at bottom of spin e, o ne tiny tea r at t op of front flap-fold. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
JAINISM AND THE NEW SPIRITUALITY., Parikh, Vastupal.
11 Parikh, Vastupal. JAINISM AND THE NEW SPIRITUALITY.
Peace Publications, Toronto, 2002. 
226 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0968986307 "Jainism is an ancient Indian religion, one with historical wisdom surprisingly relevant for the 21st century. This book is intended for two audiences: for those who want to understand the bas ic ideas and story of Jainism and also for those who seek ethical principles that may help society meet current challenges. The book begins with Professor Parikh's own search for meaning, starting from a career as a scientist where religion a n d r e l ated philosophy were seen as somewhat secondary pursuits. The struggle to understand the many problems of the 20th century led the author to rediscover for himself key Jain teachings. He found that the logic of the Jain worldview, and i ts d o ct ri ne s....would resonate well with the rational mindset of the modern generations, and would, thereby assist them in their struggle to resolve many issues currently facing our planet. The book explains key Jain principles and practic es in a s im ple lu cid language and reconciles these with current topics that might be understood as 'new spirituality' - the widespread attempts to reassert human rights, recognize the interdependence of humans and the environment, and achieve b oth pe rson al fulf illm ent and social justice." Interior - previous owners chop mark (stamp) on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - a few wrinkles on spine, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WORKING GIRLS:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLDEST PROFESSION., Philip, Neil.
12 Philip, Neil. WORKING GIRLS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLDEST PROFESSION.
Bloomsbury, London, 1991, first edition. 
156 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 074751030X Colour and b&w illustrations. "....provides a historical context for prostitution in the modern Western world, and explores the sexual politics of the oldest profession. ( Philip) calls on testimony from prostitutes, clients and reformers from the last three centuries, in Britain, America and continental Europe, to build a revealing account of this complex and many-sided phenomenon. The emphasis is on the hu m a n s t o r y behind the bare commercial transaction. The author's non-judgemental stance allows us to see prostitutes as they see themselves: as working girls. The text is amplified and illuminated by over sixty illustrations, many in colour, i nc lu d in g wo rk s by artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Picasso, Grosz and Kitaj, and master photographers such as Brassai and E.J. Bellocq. Anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to be a prostitute, or has pondered the qu est ion s o f pow er , c ont ro l , independence and slavery that prostitution raises, should read this book." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Near Fine/ Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY., Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky.
13 Phillips, Roger and Foy, Nicky. A PHOTOGRAPHIC GARDEN HISTORY.
Macmillan, (London, 1995). 
320 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), soft cover. Beautifully and profusely illustrated with full color photographs. "...a unique personal journey of discovery into the history of gardens and the great movements that have influenced that history. Featuring ov er 900 beautiful color shots specially taken for the book, the authors take examples from extant gardens to illustrate the representative features of particular garden styles and movements. Moving from the Western European tradition of ga r d e n i n g t o Eastern techniques seen in China and Japan, the book covers a fascinating range of styles and periods and brings us right up to date with developments in the 20th century which have stressed the importance of wild plant conservat io n. Th e il lu s tr at ions and text give an intimate portrait of a huge range of gardens: from the extravagant flourishes of the Italian Baroque to the contemplative landscapes of the Japanese tradition." Covers garden buildings, mazes, rockeri es, pa r ter re s, wat er fe atu res, garden furnishings, topiary, borders, arbours, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, small corner crease on front cover - migrates lightly into approx. p age 25. V G 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE:  THE REMINISCENCES OF JAMES BODELL, 1831-92., Sinclair, Keith, edited by.  (James Bodell.)
14 Sinclair, Keith, edited by. (James Bodell.) A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE: THE REMINISCENCES OF JAMES BODELL, 1831-92.
Bodley Head, London, 1982, first edition. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370302249 B&w plates. "James Bodell was born in 1831 near Nottingham, the son of poor parents. At sixteen, he enlisted in the army and was sent first to Ireland, then slowly recovering fro m the great potato famine, and then to Hong Kong, where most of his regiment died of malaria or other tropical diseases. He bought himself out of the army and went to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) where he kept a hotel, but eventuall y b e c a m e d isgusted with the atmosphere of a recent convict settlement. In 1856 he moved to Victoria, where the great gold rush had begun, prospered, but finally lost his money in unwise speculation during a period of excessive drinking. In 1 8 63 h e vo lu nt e er ed to serve in New Zealand in the Maori wars. Discharged in 1866, he was given a town lot of land as well as farming land by the government at the town of Tauranga, where he was an outstanding pioneer, making money and be com in g M ayo r. H e l ate r mad e two return trips to England to visit his family in Leicester. In about 1881, he began to write his reminiscences, an ambitious undertaking for a man with so little formal education, and in 1978, on the death of one of his Eng lis h de scen dant s, the original manuscript was offered to the Bodley Head for publication. It has been edited by Keith Sinclair and presents a unique picture of how the British Empire was colonised and what life in the Briti sh ar my o f the time was like in t he ra nks . Th is is a frank, often amusing and very colourful account of the Empire seen from below." Previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, slight bump to top of spine. Dust jacket is pri ce cl ipped, has l ight crease s at t op of spin e. Ve ry Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LATVIESU PASTELIS / LATVIAN PASTEL PAINTING., Smagre, Rita.
15 Smagre, Rita. LATVIESU PASTELIS / LATVIAN PASTEL PAINTING.
Izdevnieciba, Liesma, 1990. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11 5/8" H), hard cover in clear plastic dust jacket and publisher's plain cardboard slipcase. Profusely illustrated in colour. Trilingual section at rear (Latvian/Russian/English) giving Introduction, Biographies of Painters, Lis t of Plates. Presents the work of Latvian artists, including: Janis Rozentals, Peteris Kalve, Peteris Krastins, Uga Skulme, Voldemars Irbe, Erna Geistaute, Fridrihs Milts, Aleksandra Belcova, Felicita Pauluka, Rita Valnere, Edvins Kalnenie k s , I n d u l is Landaus, Valdis Licitis, Baiba Vegere, Irena Luse, Anita Kreituse, Boriss Berzins, et al. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has slight bump at top/bottom of rear panel, re-g lu ed a t o ne r ea r edge joint. Fine/Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
SONG WITHOUT MUSIC: CHINESE TZ'U POETRY., Soong, Stephen C., editor.
16 Soong, Stephen C., editor. SONG WITHOUT MUSIC: CHINESE TZ'U POETRY.
Renditions / Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, (1980). 
282 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Chinese calligraphy, music examples, 2 color plates. "Tz'u originally was written to music to be sung; the word itself means 'song words' in Chinese. While the literary aspect of tz'u is derived from the five and seven-syllable lines of regulated verse or shih, its musical element can be traced back to the triumph, in the early T'ang dynasty, of popular foreign songs over native ones. Tz'u, in fact, is an overflow of shih. When T'ang poetry could no longer express adequately man's more refined and delicate feelings, and when the simple quatrains could not longer contain the spirit of song, it was natural for a new genre to emerge...The approach of the present volume of essays and translations of tz'u is an intimate rather than a pedantic one, for its purpose is to take the poetry-loving reader, as it were, by the hand, and welcome him into a new world. It is an attempt to present a comprehensive view of tz'u poetry, its intrinsic qualities as well as the achievements of individual writers. Through the nine interpretive essays and the eight translations of individual tz'u poets in the present anthology, the reader will gain a deeper in sight in to tz'u poetry and see its continuity in the history of Chinese literature." Previous owners chop (stamp) on free front endpaper, very light edge wear to boards. VG+/NF 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ANTIETAM 1862: THE CIVIL WAR'S BLOODIEST DAY.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 32., Stevens, Norman S.
17 Stevens, Norman S. ANTIETAM 1862: THE CIVIL WAR'S BLOODIEST DAY. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 32.
Osprey, London, 1994, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855323702 "Antietam was one of the critical battles of the American Civil War. The fortunes of the South were riding high after the resounding victory of Second Manassas. While Bragg and Kirby Smith invaded Ken tucky, Lee's invasion of Maryland was intended to maintain the Southern offensive momentum, to wrest Maryland from the Union and to win the recognition of the European powers. But his bold plan was compromised - and at the Antietam River the Army o f Northern Virginia was fighting for its very life." "Each volume (of the Campaign series) begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, inc lu ding maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." S mall Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; light erased pencil mark at top corner of title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, very light corner wear, minor r ubbi ng. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
AMERICANS IN PARIS (1921-1931).  MAN RAY, GERALD MURPHY, STUART DAVIS, ALEXANDER CALDER., Turner, Elizabeth Hutton.  With essays by Elizabeth Garrity Ellis, Guy Davenport.
18 Turner, Elizabeth Hutton. With essays by Elizabeth Garrity Ellis, Guy Davenport. AMERICANS IN PARIS (1921-1931). MAN RAY, GERALD MURPHY, STUART DAVIS, ALEXANDER CALDER.
Counterpoint / Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1996. 
171 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "Paris welcomed Gerald Murphy, whose billboard-sized cubist icon dominated the 1924 Salon des Independants and launched a brief but brilliant career; Stuar t Davis, who explored the continuity between cubist painting, lithography, and jazz at the atelier Desjobert,; Man Ray, who abandoned oils to begin 'painting with light' in his movies and rayographs; and Alexander Calder, whose wire circus e s a n d p o r traits inspired critics to acknowledge art's inherent playfulness. (This book) documents the work and influence of these four notables of the avant-garde who startle and delight us even today...Richly illustrated and beautifully d es ig n ed , th i s vo lu me is a feast for the eyes and the intellect. It is published on the occasion of the exhibition...organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. America's first modern art museum." Two very faint erasure marks on tit le pa ge, v ery m in or soi ling to edges of boards. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light wrinkling along top edge. NF/VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE BADER WING., Turner, John Frayn.
19 Turner, John Frayn. THE BADER WING.
Wrens Park, n.p., 1999, reprint. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0905778413 B&w photographs. "Douglas Bader, the indomitable legless air ace, became a legend in his own lifetime, and is today remembered as one of the greatest combatants to emerge during W orld War II. But less is known about the Bader Wing and its crucial contribution to the Battle of Britain. For the first time, this book reveals the fascinating story of the charismatic Wing Commander and the five squadrons which he led: th e B a d e r Wing, consisting of some sixty pilots in all. The book highlights the dramatic aerial action of the Canadian aces in Baders's own 242 Squadron - Stan Turner, Willis McKnight and G E Ball. It describes in absorbing detail their many s uc c es se s, a nd also the inevitable moments of disaster and death. Moreover, the story is set against the broader canvas and controversy of the Big Wing. The tactics and strategy favouring the Wing are forcibly argued by the author, who comes do wn he avi ly on the side of Douglas Bader, the man whose outspoken views and forceful personality made the Wing possible. In 'The Bader Wing', some of the greatest names of World War II testify to Bader's leadership qualities, including Johnn ie J ohn son, Lad die Lu cas, Sholto Douglas, Hugh Dundas and Alan Deere. Their opinions lend great weight to a book which blends the best of aviation action with a cool reappraisal of the Battle of Britain." Book is slightly cracked at rear, d arken ing of co lor a t to p of rear hinge. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
20 Upson, Nicola. Photography by David Buckland. (Helaine Blumenfeld.) MYTHOLOGIES: THE SCULPTURE OF HELAINE BLUMENFELD.
Elephant's Eye / Overlook Press, Woodstock, 1998. 
160 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879518804 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "....the first comprehensive exploration of Blumenfeld's work, (this book) forms a uniquely detailed study of her development. D ividing her sculpture into eight themed chapters, it concentrates on the major ideas and technical concerns that have preoccupied the artist from the beginning: Two Sides of a Woman; Creation; Metamorphosis; Options; Shadow Figures; Dreams; S o u l s ; a nd, finally, Mythology. Early and recent works are illustrated side by side, highlighting the aesthetic and conceptual growth which has earned her respect from critics and collectors throughout Europe and the United States....(Upson ' s) t ex t il lu m i nates Blumenfeld's intense working methods and reveals how her life - divided between Italy, where she works, England, where she now lives, and the United States, where she was born - contributes to her creativity. Each chapt er pr ovi des a n i ntr od uc tion to the individual pieces, a review of Blumenfeld's contribution to twentieth-century sculpture, and concludes with Blumenfeld's own thought-provoking comments on her work." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wea r/wr inkl ing at top/ bott om of s pine and flap-folds. tiny tear at top of spine. Fine/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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