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NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
1 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SLAVERY AND SOCIETY AT ROME., Bradley, Keith.
2 Bradley, Keith. SLAVERY AND SOCIETY AT ROME.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994. 
202 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0521378877 "This book is concerned with what it was like to be a slave in the classical Roman world, and with the impact of the institution of slavery on Roman society at large. It shows how and in what sense Rome was a slave society through much of its history, considers how the Romans procured their slaves, discusses the work roles slaves fulfilled and the material conditions under which they spent their lives, investigates how slaves responded t o and resisted slavery and argues that, paradoxically, slavery as an institution became more and more oppressive over time under the influence of philosophical and religious teaching. The book stresses the harsh realities of life in slave r y a n d t h e way in which slavery was an integral part of Roman civilisation." Interior - tiny dint to bottom edge of pages up to approx. page 45, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear at to p/ bo t to m of fr on t hinge, tiny dint to bottom edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUMES I & II), Brett, R. Dallas.
3 Brett, R. Dallas. HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUMES I & II)
London Aviation Book Club Hard Cover Good 
216pp + 207 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H) - 2 volumes. No date (c1934). Green cloth with black lettering on spines - no dust jackets. B&w photographs, diagrams, tables. Browning and color fading to edges of endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of most pages of vol. 2, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, both volumes have foxing on spines - heavier on vol. 2, small areas of light to moderate edge wear, afew very small scuffs on covers, three small corner bumps on vol. 2, light browning to edges of text block and fading to color on top of text block on vol. 2. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Brockhouse, Robert. THE ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE: A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS.
Toronto McArthur 2007 155278648X / 9781552786482 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Edward Burtynsky, photographer. 
346 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour, b&w and sepiatone with photographs/reproductions. "It was one of those grand civic gestures so loved by the aristocracy of the Gilded Age: a gift to Toronto meant to call the world's attention to its blossoming as a great city. The giver was Cawthra Mulock, 'the boy millionaire', one of the wealthiest men in Canada. The gift was the Royal Alexandra, a magnificent new theatre built - with no regard to cost - to equal the most splendid houses of London, Paris and New York. It was to be the lodestar of North American theatres, attracting the finest performers and the very best in dramatic art to a city that still smarted under the nickname 'Hogtown'. If Cawthra Mulock had known what obstacles lay in the way, he might never have broken ground. He could not have foreseen the cut-throat rivals who would seek to bankrupt him; nor the two World Wars; nor the coming of the movies, radio and television; nor the Great Depression that would close every other theatre in the country. This book tells the story of a Canadian national landmark and beloved Toronto institution, and of the remarkable, dogged and devoted champions - from Mulock to Mirvish - who have kept it alive, thriving and triumphant over 100 years." Small crease at top edge of pages 193 to 204., light waviness to edges og text block, very light wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing, very soft wrinkle on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Carle, Eric. (Leonard S. Marcus; Ann Beneduce; Dr. Viktor Christen; Takeshi Matsumoto.) THE ART OF ERIC CARLE.
New York Philomel 1996 039922937X / 9780399229374 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Eric Carle. 
125 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Eric Carle is one of the world's most beloved artists of children's books. Creator of the classic 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', he has captured the imagination of millions of children and adults with his bold, colorful collage illustrations. (His) life and work are explored in this comprehensive portrait that includes: more than sixty full-color illustrations from his books; artwork from his student days; a moving autobiographical account of his life, with photographs; anecdotal reflections by Ann Beneduce, his longtime friend and editor of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'; essays on the power of his art by his German publisher, Viktor Christen, and Takeshi Matsumoto, curator of the Chihiro Iwasaki Museum in Tokyo; (the text of) an insightful speech by Eric Carle originally given at the Children's Literature Center in the Library of Congress; a photographic essay on how he creates his collages; a full-color illustrated bibliography of all of his books." Tiny dent on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, yellowing on flaps and at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ASSEMBLY OF LISTENERS:  JAINS IN SOCIETY., Carrithers, Michael & Humphrey, Caroline, editors.  (Mukund Lath, K.R. Norman, Josephine Reynell, Christine M. Cottam Ellis, J. Howard M. Jones, N.K. Singhi, Paul Dunas, Padmanabh Jaini, Vilas Sangave, Marcus Banks, Michael Carithers, Caroline Humph
6 Carrithers, Michael & Humphrey, Caroline, editors. (Mukund Lath, K.R. Norman, Josephine Reynell, Christine M. Cottam Ellis, J. Howard M. Jones, N.K. Singhi, Paul Dunas, Padmanabh Jaini, Vilas Sangave, Marcus Banks, Michael Carithers, Caroline Humph THE ASSEMBLY OF LISTENERS: JAINS IN SOCIETY.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991, first edition. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0521365058 B&w photographs, map. "Although the Jains have exerted an influence on Indian society and religion out of proportion to their relatively small numbers, they have received v ery little attention from scholars until the last few years. (This) is the first book to analyse the sociology of the Jains, and to discuss the notion of the 'community' based on religious affiliation in India. The contributors include so c i o l o g i s t s, anthropologists, scholars of Indian classical religions and languages, each addressing, as a central organising principle, the conception of the Jains as a community. (It) represents an important theoretical addition to existin g st ud ie s, w hi ch h ave hitherto focussed mainly on caste and class politics as the fundamental units of Indian society, and provides unique ethnographic information on the Jains, derived from recent fieldwork." Minor wrinkling at top of spin e. D ust ja cke t h as ver y l ight edge wrinkling - mainly along top edge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
GREAT EXPECTATIONS., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by D.J. Taylor.
7 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Marcus Stone. 
478 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has small bump at one bottom front corner, tiny dent and tiny scuff on one side panel, small shallow bump to one front edge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005.  142nd EDITION., Engel, Matthew, editor.
8 Engel, Matthew, editor. WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005. 142nd EDITION.
John Wisden, Alton, Hampshire, 2005. 
1744 pp, 6 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947766898 B&w and colour illustrations. "Wisden 2005 covers every match of the astonishing sequence that took (England) from Jamaica to Johannesburg - and a dozen test victories - in just ten mo nths. Mike Selvey traces the new dawn of English cricket back to the midnight hours of abject failure. Former team analyst Malcolm Ashton tells the story from inside the camp. And for the first time in 45 yeras, all Five Cricketers of th e Y e a r a r e English. There are full reports of all the events of 2004: the world records for Brian Lara, Murali and Shane Warne, and the rows over chucking, Zimbabwe and Sky TV. Wisden gets down to the grassroots as well. Alan Lee explains ho w t he t im e le ss ritual of village cricket is now splitting in two. But this is also a global book. Wisden explains how the mighty confusion of Indian TV bankrolls the game. One great Australian, Richie Benaud, pays homage to another, Ke ith M ill er. W isd en re por ts on South Africans' lingering love affair with Hansie Cronje and, from Sri Lanka, how cricket rose to the challenge of the Indian Ocean tsumami. Wisden recalls its own greatest editor, Sydney Pardon, the man who said (i n 19 10) that the En glan d se lectors had 'touched the confines of lunacy'. Wisden has never minced words. See this year's Notes by the Editor. Oh, and there's The Burning Bunny, the brothel that caters soley for professional crickete rs, a n in tervi ew w ith c ricke t's most famou s Slovak goalkeeper, the ground where it hasn't rained for 15 years....and Wisden's first-ever pin-up." Minor soiling on edges of textblock, four tiny scuffs on spine, small bump at top corner of rea r cove r, mi nor wr inkle s on s pine. Dus t jac ket ha s minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling, slight fading on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
RED STARS OVER EUROPE.  CONCORD COLOR SERIES 3003., Fulber, Marcus.
9 Fulber, Marcus. RED STARS OVER EUROPE. CONCORD COLOR SERIES 3003.
Hong Kong Concord 1993 9623617097 / 9789623617093 Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; Airfields of the 4th Air Army; Airfields of the 16th Air Army; Su-17 Fitter; Su-24 Fencer; Su-25 Frogfoot; Su-27 Flanker; L-39 Albatros; MiG-23 Flogger; MiG-27 Flogger; MiG-25 Foxbat; MiG-29 Fulcrum; Mi-6 Hook; Mi-8/9/17 Hip; An-2 Colt; An-22 Cock; An-26 Curl; IL-76 Candid. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one very small corner crease tiny dint at top fore-edge of text block and rear cover, small area of laminate missing on rear cover due to sticker removal. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
INTRODUCTING AUSTRIA., Gedye, G.E.R.
10 Gedye, G.E.R. INTRODUCTING AUSTRIA.
London Methuen 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jacket design by Philippe Jullian. 
254 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "With (Gedye) the reader is introduced to the wonders of Austria's natural beauties, her architectural treasures, her famous collections of pictures, her music and the character of her delightful inhabitants; and expert advice is given on where to swim, ski, fish or shoot, and on the choice of local dishes and wines. (At the time of writing - 1955) more than two-thirds of Austria is open to the western tourist, and in the Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Salzburg, Upper Austria, Carinthia and Styria he will find some of the most attractive scenery in Europe. Although Vienna is surrounded by the Russian zone, there is no difficulty in visiting it. In spite of the scars of battle, the splendours of the gothic and baroque churches, the medieval alleyways, and the picturesque suburbs of the lovely old city are almost unchanged." Minor edge wear, tiny foxing marks on top of text block, three tiny stains on fore-edge of text block, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light browning - mainly on spine, edges and flap-folds, a few tiny foxing marks, a few tiny edge tears and one 1" edge tear - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Gibson, James R. FARMING THE FRONTIER: THE AGRICULTURAL OPENING OF THE OREGON COUNTRY, 1786-1846.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1985 0774802197 / 9780774802192 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
265 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations, tables. "(P)rovides the first comprehensive history of the agricultural development of the Oregon Country. Based on extensive research in primary source materials including Hudson's Bay Company documents, missionary records, and military and private papers, (this book) traces the crucial transition of the Pacific Northwest from a fur-trading outpost to an agricultural settlement - a process which also saw the shift from British to American jurisdiction in the area. Gibson explores the reasons for the development of farming, describes the localities where farming took place, and discusses the degree of its success or failure, placing particular emphasis on geographical factors such as terrain, climate, and soil type. The statistical material he has compiled adds a quantitative dimension to his findings and presents important new information about the fur trade west of the Rockies." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small tear and two tiny tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHIEF ENGINEER:  LIFE OF A NATION BUILDER - SANFORD FLEMING., Green, Lorne.
12 Green, Lorne. CHIEF ENGINEER: LIFE OF A NATION BUILDER - SANFORD FLEMING.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1993. 
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550021958 B&w photographs. "(T)he story of one of the most creative, adventurous, and yet too-often overlooked giants of the Industrial Age - Canada's Sandford Fleming. His influence spanned the North American continent and beyond. As chief engineer of the Intercolonial and Canadian Pacific railways, he shaped and steered the greatest engineering challenge of his day: the laying of the ribbons of railway steel that bound together a fledgling country. He can be credited as well with the telegraph cables that began to criss-cross the globe. Few are aware that it was Fleming who gave us the system of universal time. He also designed the first Canadian adhesive postage stamp, which was issued in 1851. Sandford Fleming's triumphs are all the greater considering the natural and human adversities obstructing every step of his way. Jealousies, back-stabbing, pork-barrel politics, and bureaucratic ineptitude were as intrinsic to mega-projects then as they are now. Fleming's life story constitutes a compelling and universal drama." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has corner crease on front flap. Very Good+/Very Good + 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COOKSVILLE:  COUNTRY TO CITY.  ALSO INCLUDES:  BRITANNIA., Hicks, Kathleen A.  Foreword By Sir Lou Parsons.
13 Hicks, Kathleen A. Foreword By Sir Lou Parsons. COOKSVILLE: COUNTRY TO CITY. ALSO INCLUDES: BRITANNIA.
Mississauga, Ontario Friends of the Mississauga Library System 2005 0969787375 / 9780969787372 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Inscribed By Author
345 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 12" D). Personalized inscription by author on title page. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A local history of Cooksville, Ontario, now part of the city of Missisauga. Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Tribute to Jacob Cook; Years: 1807-1850; Daniel Harris; Joseph & Jane Silverthorn; Years: 1851-1900; The Great Fire of 1852; The Credit Valley Railway; Years: 1901-1950; William Stanislaus Romain; Toronto Township Police Department; Years: 1951-2000; Reeve Mary Fix; Robert W. Speck; Mississauga the Town; Mississauge the City; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small corner crease on rear cover, minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
GREAT INTERRUPTION.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45., Irving, Laurence.
14 Irving, Laurence. GREAT INTERRUPTION. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1983 0906393299 / 9780906393291 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
235 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs. "As Senior Intelligence Officer of 35 Wing, Irving studied and furthered the technical and tactical resources of low level photographic reconnaissance and the prompt distribution of intelligence derived from it. The unacceptable casualties incurred by 35 Wing in supporting the raid on Dieppe were proof of the tardy recognition by Army/Air planning staffs of the need for total co-operation between the Services in action if the liberation of Europe was to be achieved. The theme of this book is the contribution of 35 Wing to the preparation and achievement of Operation Overlord, the reconnoitring of V1 missile sites in France that subsequent bombing rendered inoperable and, above all, its services to 1st Canadian Army throughout the ensuing campaign. This personal record reflects an abiding memory and admiration for the skills, the devotion to duty, the light hearted companionship and dauntless courage of pilots inspired by exemplary and discerning commanding officers." Slight bump to bottom corner of rear board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GREAT INTERRUPTION.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45., Irving, Laurence.
15 Irving, Laurence. GREAT INTERRUPTION. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1983 0906393299 / 9780906393291 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
235 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs. "As Senior Intelligence Officer of 35 Wing, Irving studied and furthered the technical and tactical resources of low level photographic reconnaissance and the prompt distribution of intelligence derived from it. The unacceptable casualties incurred by 35 Wing in supporting the raid on Dieppe were proof of the tardy recognition by Army/Air planning staffs of the need for total co-operation between the Services in action if the liberation of Europe was to be achieved. The theme of this book is the contribution of 35 Wing to the preparation and achievement of Operation Overlord, the reconnoitring of V1 missile sites in France that subsequent bombing rendered inoperable and, above all, its services to 1st Canadian Army throughout the ensuing campaign. This personal record reflects an abiding memory and admiration for the skills, the devotion to duty, the light hearted companionship and dauntless courage of pilots inspired by exemplary and discerning commanding officers." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front flap, light browning at top inside edge and at top edge of flaps, faint thin line indentation down front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOLDING ALOFT THE BANNER OF ETHIOPIA:  CARIBBEAN RADICALISM IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA., James, Winston.
16 James, Winston. HOLDING ALOFT THE BANNER OF ETHIOPIA: CARIBBEAN RADICALISM IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA.
London Verso 1998 1859849997 / 9781859849996 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
406 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. "Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, Richard B. Moore, Amy Jacques Garvey, Cyril Briggs, Claude McKay, Claudia Jones, C.L.R. James, Stokely Carmichael - the roster of immigrants from the Carribean who have made a profound impact on the development of radical politics in the United States is extensive. In this magisterial and lavishly illustrated work, Winston James focuses on the twentieth century's first waves of migrants from the Caribbean and their contribution to political dissidence in America. Examining how the characteristics of the societies they left shaped their perceptions of the land to which they traveled, James draws sharp distinctions between Hispanic, Anglophone, and other non-Hispanic arrivals. He explores the interconnections between the Cuban independence struggle, Puerto Rican nationalism, Afro-American feminism, and black communism in the first turbulent decades of the twentieth century. He also provides fascinating insights into the peculiarities of Puerto Rican radicalism's impact in New York City and recounts the remarkable story of Afro-Cuban radicalism in Florida." Light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
17 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
18 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
19 McDonald, Lois Halliday. (Francis Ermatinger.) FUR TRADE LETTERS OF FRANCIS ERMATINGER. WRITTEN TO HIS BROTHER EDWARD DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY 1818-1853.
Glendale, California Arthur H. Clark 1980 0870621300 / 9780870621307 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
317 pp, 9 1/2" H. Northwest Historical Series XV. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Sepia tone frontispiece, portrait and three maps, fold-out b&w map. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Ermatinger Family Background - Merchants of Montreal; Apprentice Clerks at the Bay; Reassignment to the Columbia Department; Brother Edward Leaves the HBC; Indian Troubles - Ermatinger Keeps a Journal; Domestic Troubles; Among Flatheads and Americans; Ministering to Missionaries and Nursing a Grudge with the HBC; Keepng the Cowlitz Farm and the Willamette Falls Store; Exile in Athabasca; Last Days of an Old Fur Trader; Bibliography; Index. Tiny tear on inside front hinge - archivally taped, two soft creases at top corner of front free endpaper, three corners slightly bumped, light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, some light rubbing on boards 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
20 Nichols, Ruth. THE LEFT-HANDED SPIRIT.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1978. 
220 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0770517013 "A thousand years before Marco Polo, a young woman from Rome makes the journey along the Silk Road to China: her name is Mariana, and she is a skilled jeweller who also posseses th e gift of healing. It is this gift, given by the god Apollo, that moves the Chinese ambassador to kidnap her. The despairing Mariana finds herself taken by ship, horse, camel and foot across a vast area of the ancient world: from the soph i s t i c a t e d Rome of Marcus Aurelius, across northern Mesopotamia to the haunted ruins of Babylon; through Samarkand, the Tarim Basin, to the Taklamakan desert, and at last, after many dangerous encounters, to a China threatened by civil war, an d a pr in ce o nl y Mariana can save....(this book) evokes a long-vanished society in fascinating detail and against this brilliant background, exquisitely described, (Nichols) as written a striking tale that speaks from the ancient civilization s i n a voi ce tha t i s u tt erly contemporary." Book slightly cocked, faint watermark at bottom of both boards and spine, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling - tiny piece of laminate missing at top of spi ne. V er y Go od- /Ver y Go od 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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