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PRAGUE WINTER:  A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948., Albright, Madeleine.  With Bill Woodward.
1 Albright, Madeleine. With Bill Woodward. PRAGUE WINTER: A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948.
New York Harper 2012 0062030310 / 9780062030313 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)akes readers from the Bohemian capital's thousand-year-old castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the highest councils of European and American government. Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland's tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descrip-tions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exiled leaders and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are nevertheless shaped by concepts familair to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong. At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, 'Prague Winter' serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past - as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HAUTE COUTURE:  NOTES ON DESIGNERS AND THEIR CLOTHES IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM., Brett, Katharine B.
2 Brett, Katharine B. HAUTE COUTURE: NOTES ON DESIGNERS AND THEIR CLOTHES IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1969 Soft Cover Good+ 
68 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 10" D). B&w drawing, photographs. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Fashion Survey 1900-1967; Biographies in alphabetic order and Notes on Clothing; Milliners; Notes; Illustrations (pages 47-63); Ready-to-Wear; Selected Bibliography. Interior - previous owner's name/info. in ink at top of title page, light toning to edges of pages and inside of covers. Exterior - light edge wear - light to moderate on spine, soft wrinkles and light rubbing on covers, very light browning/soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Brookes, Ivan S. Foreword by W. Kaye Lamb. THE LOWER ST. LAWRENCE: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SHIPPING AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.
Cleveland, Ohio Freshwater Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Ivan S. Brookes. Inscribed By Author
361 pp, 11 1/4" H. Light gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings and maps (some fold-out). Inscribed on half title page: "To Edward L. Skelly / with best wishes / Ivan S. Brookes." Chapter headings: The Port of Quebec; The Island of Orleans and the Beaupre Coast; The North Channel; The Saguenay and Lake St. John; The North Shore from Tadoussac to Pointe Des Monts; Pointe des Monts to Sept Iles; Sept Iles to Anticosti; The South Shore: Gaspe to Matane; Matane to Riviere du Loup; Riviere du Loup to Quebec; Appendices: Wooden ship construction in Quebec - 1797 to 1896; Ship construction at the "Big Davie" yard, 1896 to present; Ship construction at the "Little Davie" yard, 1935 to 1968; Wrecks and Casualties on Anticosti Island, 1690 to present; Arrivals from sea at Quebec, navigation season of 1793. Top edge of page leaf 19/20 is lightly browned and wrinkled due to mis-alignment with text block - manufacturing error, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FANTASY FICTION AND WELSH MYTH:  TALES OF BELONGING., Filmer-Davies, Kath.
4 Filmer-Davies, Kath. FANTASY FICTION AND WELSH MYTH: TALES OF BELONGING.
Basingstoke Macmillan 1996 033365028X / 9780333650288 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Around the world, fantasy writers are drawing more and more from ancient Welsh mythic tales and folklore. What is the secret of their timeless appeal? (The author) examines the contemporary retelling of the old Welsh stories and explores the way they treat the deepest and most urgent of all human needs - the need to belong. She discusses fantasy novels by popular authors such as Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, Alan Garner and Stephen Lawhead. Historical romances have fantasy elements too - such as those by Sharon Penman, Edith Pargeter and Barbara Erskine. Arthurian literature and films are also reviewed in a discussion of the Celtic notion of the hero and its importance, on a personal level, for the individual reader." Contents: Introduction: Welsh Myth and the Sense of Belonging; Eternal Triangles and the Cycles of Myth; Reconstructing the Present from the Stories of the Past; Children from Dysfunctional Families: Instruments of Mythic Healing; The Place of the Pig-Keeper: To Know Oneself; Arthurian Novels and the Spirit of the Welsh Place; Belonging and the Right of Possession: Children's Novels; Welsh Myth in Historical Novels; The Film Hero and Welsh Mythology; Myth, Theology and Belonging; Notes; Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light edge wear, very light rubbing, two small areas of tiny scuffs at bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
COMPANION TO NARNIA., Ford, Paul F.  Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle.
5 Ford, Paul F. Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle. COMPANION TO NARNIA.
San Francisco Harper & Row 1980 0062503405 / 9780062503404 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - Lorinda Bryan Cauley. 
315 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. "A complete, illustrated guide to the themes, characters, and events of C.S. Lewis's imaginary world." "Beginning anywhere - with a character, an object, an overview, a theme - readers can pursue a thread of inquiry as far as they wish with this simple-to-use, comprehensive system of cross-references. No matter how familiar you may be with the saga of Narnia, this magical 'Companion' will lead you to a fuller understanding and appreciation of the treasures - hidden as well as overt - enriching these now-classic tales. Paul Ford brings careful scholarship and contagious enthusiasm to his research. He examines classical, scriptural, and literary references; unearths the origins of crucial terms and concepts; and provides insight into the symbolic and thematic threads that amplify and unify the series. Ford is also able to shed light on the influence of events in C.S. Lewis's life upon the composition of the 'Chronicles' - for example, the curious matter of the 'disappearance' of the Dark Island in the differing British and American editions of 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader'. The thoughtful, informative, lively entries invite casual perusal while affording the serious student a refreshing and satisfying key to what has been termed 'the allusive subtext' of the seven books - that valuable substrata of psychological, philosophical, and spiritual ideas that inform and enhance these stories." Very small stain on fore-edge of text block, small bump at top edge of spine, very small remainder mark (red star) and very tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - very light edge wear elsewhere, one very small edge tear with crease, protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BOLERO:  THE LIFE OF MAURICE RAVEL., Goss, Madeleine.
6 Goss, Madeleine. BOLERO: THE LIFE OF MAURICE RAVEL.
Henry Holt, New York, 1940. 
303 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Beginning with that dramatic November evening in 1928 at the Opera when the irresistible rhythm and power of 'Bolero' first swept the musical public of Paris off its feet....Mrs. Goss tells the story of Ravel's life as the adventure in creative living which it was. She relates the artist to the man, and both to their time, in a manner which is both rare and exciting....Ravel's work and its varying reception by th e c r i t i c s and the public, his relations to the other great musicians of his time - Debussy, Satie, Faure, and many others - the account of his years of study, of the Conservatoire, and of the Prix de Rome competitions which were so heartbrea ki n g fo r hi m, a re set down with a meticulous regard for fact....As source references, the appendices as well as the text will prove invaluable to the student. The present volume provides, for the first time in any language or publication, a com pl et e, ac cur ate li st o f all Ravel's compositions, together with the dates of their writing, publication, and first performance. There is also a list of recordings of Ravel's music....a carefully selected bibliography, and an index." Lig ht b row nin g t o p ages and edg es of textblock, light soiling to bottom of textblock, slight fading to color on top of textblock and top edge of boards, very light wrinkling and fading to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clipped at corners , has lig ht t o mo dera te ed ge we ar/wr ink lin g, small chips and tears, light rubbing and soiling on rear panel, light browning on inside. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974., Macpherson, Ken.  Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate.
7 Macpherson, Ken. Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate. FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277225 / 9780920277225 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
109 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book's) particular purpose is to reproduce more than one illustration of each ship, especially those that were rebuilt to 'Prestonian class' configuration after the war." Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs of frigates and crews and one fold-out diagram. Descriptions include: Builder; Launch/Commission dates; Wartime career; Postwar career; Fate. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974., Macpherson, Ken.  Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate.
8 Macpherson, Ken. Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate. FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277225 / 9780920277225 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
109 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book's) particular purpose is to reproduce more than one illustration of each ship, especially those that were rebuilt to 'Prestonian class' configuration after the war." Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs of frigates and crews and one fold-out diagram. Descriptions include: Builder; Launch/Commission dates; Wartime career; Postwar career; Fate. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor to light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and at top/bottom edges, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE., Marston, Edward.
9 Marston, Edward. THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE.
Allison & Busby, London, 2004, reprint. 
261 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0749006331 "London, 1851. The London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, injuring the driver and others aboard. With the opening of the Great Exhibition at hand, interest is mo unting in the engineering triumphs of the railways, but not everyone feels like celebrating. Planned with military precision, this crime challenges the new Police Force to its limits and leads Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck to discover a ta n g l e d web of murder, blackmail and destruction. As the momentum gains pace, Colbeck closes in on the criminal masterminds. But just as the police begin to think the villains are within their grasp, events take an unexpected turn - Madeleine An dr ew s, t he beautiful daughter of the injured train driver, becomes an unwilling pawn in the criminals' game. In a final race against time, good and evil, new and old, are pitted against each other. But will the long arm of the law be quick eno ugh ? (Th is) is an action-packed dip into murky 1850s London. Full of historical detail, unexpected twists and memorable characters, (it) is a mystery that will surprise you at every turn." Remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates sligh tly in to p age margin. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and rubbing, remainder mark on bottom edge of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
10 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
OLD & RARE:  THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
11 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD & RARE: THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS.
New York Abner Schram 1974 0839001304 / 9780839001300 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
234 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The scholar-partners of the firm of Leona Rostenberg - Rare Books have produced a lively, informative memoir of their years in the rare book trade. From the Renaissance archives of Strasbourg on the verge of Nazi occupation, to a refugee-bookseller's Manhattan office, to an old house in the Bronx, the authors trace the engrossing and sometimes hilarious story of the founding of the business and partnership that were to bring them lasting and fruitful associations with booksellers, librarians and collectors throughout the world." Slight lean to spine, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear with a tiny chip at top of rear flap-fold, light wrinkling at top of spine and top of rear flap/flap-fold, one tiny edge tear with crease and a tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped, light rubbing, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD:  REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
12 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD: REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll 1996 1884718183 / 9781884718182 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
175 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the 'Holmes and Watson' of antiquarian books. After the (Second World War), Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg & Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian book-selling world, went to Europe to buy old books. (This book) glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales of steamships, cobblestone streets and dusty rare bookshops, this illustrated journal draws from original diaries and letters and contemporary recollections. Full of history and bookish tales, this personal insight into postwar Europe and the antiquarian bookselling scene will be of interest both to the seasoned bibliophile and to the casual reader." Very small area of slight surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped; has fading to color on spine, rear hinge and at top edge; small corner crease on rear flap; light wrinkling at top edge; light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Stratford, Philip and Thomas, Michael, editors. (Jean-guy Pilon, Michele Lalonde, Louis Honore Frechette, Gabrielle Roy, Andre Laurendeau, Antonine Maillet, Jacques Ferron, Yvon Deschamps, Michel Tremblay, Claire Martin, Marcel Dube, et al.) VOICES FROM QUEBEC: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TRANSLATIONS.
Toronto Van Nostrand Reinhold 1977 0442298730 / 9780442298739 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
215 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(A) rich and fascinating insight into Quebec's sense of its own identity. An exuberantly cheeky history lesson by Yvon Deschamps, the popular entertainer and monologuist; a reasoned and impassioned essay on the attitudes encountered by French Canadians outside Quebec from the pen of the late Andre Laurendeau, one of the province's finest journalists; or a 'memoire' of early childhood experiences expressed with a cool sense of outrage by Claire Martin - all of these are among the many fine pieces of writing presented (here). They explore the major themes of Quebec life and thought from the past and present, as well as views on the shape of the future. The list of authors is, in itself, a spectacular tribute to the vitality of the province's literary tradition. Poets, story tellers, historians, journalists, entertainers, playwrights, song writers - each has a special focus and casts a special light on Quebec's life and heritage." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny pen mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear wrinkling, two very small edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
14 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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