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BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 8 1977.  (VOLUME VIII - 1977.), Bogaers, J.E.; Boon, George C.; Casey, P.J.; Crummy, Philip; Davies, Jeffrey L.; Davies, R.W.; Hind, J.G.F.; Kennedy, David; Knowles, A.K.; Lloyd-Morgan, G.; Miles, Henrietta; Money, J.H.; Peacock, D.P.S.; Phillips, Bernard, Walters, Bryn; et al.
1 Bogaers, J.E.; Boon, George C.; Casey, P.J.; Crummy, Philip; Davies, Jeffrey L.; Davies, R.W.; Hind, J.G.F.; Kennedy, David; Knowles, A.K.; Lloyd-Morgan, G.; Miles, Henrietta; Money, J.H.; Peacock, D.P.S.; Phillips, Bernard, Walters, Bryn; et al. BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 8 1977. (VOLUME VIII - 1977.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1977. 
523 pp + 29 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Tile stamps from Lincoln (Lindum) and the 'Legio V Alaudae'; Gold-in-Glass Beads from the Ancient World; Carausius and Allectus - Rulers of Gaul?; Colchester: the Roman Fortress and the development of the Colonia; Roman Arrowheads from Dinorben and the 'Sagittarii' of the Roman Army; Ateco of Old Ca r l i s l e ; t he 'Genounian' Part of Britain; the 'ala I' and 'cohors I Britannica'; The Roman Settlement of Brampton, Norfolk: Interim report; Two Roman Mirrors from Corbridge; The Honeyditches Roman Villa, Seaton, Devon; The Iron-Age Hill-fort an d Ro ma no -B ri t is h Iron-working Settlement at Garden Hill, Sussex: Interim report on Excavations 1968-76; Bricks and Tiles of the 'Classis Britannica': petrology and origin; A 'Mansio' at Lower Wanborough, Wiltshire; The Forum of Roman Londo n: Ex cav ati ons of 19 68 -9; The Biglands Milefortlet and the Cumberland Coast defences; Roman defended sites at Kirmington, S. Humberside and Farnsfield, Notts., recently found from the air; Britain, A.D. 406-410; 'Famosa Pestis' and the Brita in in the Fift h Ce ntur y; A co nsid eration of the sub-fossil remains of 'Vitis vinifera' L., as evidence for Viticulture in Roman Britain; A first-century Fort near Gosbecks, Essex; A Roman Veterinary Physican from the Thames Valley; Notes: A Ma rbl e H ead from Crond all, Hamps hire - An unusal sherd from Cambridge; Roman Britain in 1976: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Review Article; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - clean and tight with no previo us o wner ship mark s. Ex terio r - bo ok ha s slig ht twist to spine, very light edge wear, slight bump and moderate wear at top of spine - light at bottom of spine, two very small corner creases. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE.  (INDIA COLOR)., Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta.  Photographs by Melba Levick.
2 Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta. Photographs by Melba Levick. INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE. (INDIA COLOR).
Chronicle, San Francisco, 2008, first printing. 
176 pp, 10" H, soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 9780811853163 "Journey through this stunning visual landscape, where bazaars offer vibrant surprises at every turn, women in lively saris and men in striking turbans turn crowded streets into dazzlin g rainbows, and shimmering palace pools arise from the desert. With its 300 photographs and insightful text, 'IndiaColor' reveals the traditions, imagination, and creativity that make India a land like nowhere else." Contents: Introduction; Do o r s & Passages; Adornment; Flowers; Bazaar; Animals Everywhere; Women at Work; Dhurries: Woven Wonders; Textiles: Threads of Time; Eternal Sari; Turbans; Puppets & Toys; Ceramics; Jewels & Bangles; Music & Dance; Sheesh Mahal: Magic with Mirrors an d Gl a ss; Fit for a King: Gold and Glitter; Painting & Murals; Stonework & Carvers; Pools, Fountains, & Pavilions of Pleasure; Two Private Homes in Jaipur; Two Havelis in Jaisalmer; Selected Resource Guide; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean an d t ig ht wi th no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS: THE LIFE OF GERALD BULL., Grant, Dale.
3 Grant, Dale. WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS: THE LIFE OF GERALD BULL.
Prentice-Hall, Scarborough, Ontario, 1991. 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0139594388 B&w drawings. "Gerald Bull was a gifted designer of military hardware who, early in his career, seemed destined for scientific stardom. At age twenty-two he was a doctor of aerophysics, the youngest doctoral graduate of the University of Toronto. On March 22, 1990, at the age of sixty-two, he was dead; gunned down at the door of his Brussels apartment by 'a person or persons not currently known to the authorit i e s ' , a ccording to Belgian police. His murder remains unsolved, although theories abound: Iraq, another Arab nation, the C.I.A., Canada, and Israel's dreaded Mossad. During the intervening forty years, Bull did pioneering work in artillery t ec hn ol og y, le ading to a two-decade-long relationship with the U.S. Department of Defense; developed a system for launching projectiles into space using a giant cannon; became an arms manufacturer and dealer; spent time in an American federal p ris on for vo ila t ing the Arms Export Control Act and the United Nations arms embargo against South Africa; and became involved in Iraq's Project Babylon, the so-called Super Gun. This latter endeavor probably cost him his life....(This book lo oks) at Bul l's fami ly bac kground, his friends and colleagues; (attempts) to explain the technology involved in his military developments; and to show the effects of his work on events in Canada and throughout the world." Slight wrinkling at b ottom of spine . D ust j ack et ha s minor rubbing and minor edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
4 Innes, Michael. APPLEBY AND THE OSPREYS.
London Gollancz 1986 0575039167 / 9780575039162 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
188 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Clusters (a great English country house) is being troubled by bats - bats in the belfry, bats around the moat, as Lord and Lady Osprey complain to their luncheon guests, who include Sir John Appleby, sometime Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and, though now retired, still keenly interested in any puzzling crime. In the matter of the bats he is unhelpful, but soon he faces the challenge of a murder: the murder of Lord Osprey, stabbed with an oriental dagger, and in the library too. The conventions are properly observed. There's an omniscient butler, Bagot. The moat gleams darkly, guarding its secrets. Inspector Ringwood sets up his 'incident room' in the ballroom, which dazzles with mirrors, chandeliers and trompe l'oeil. The house guests include another title, a QC, and two or three experts on numismatics. And that last point takes us to the heart of the mystery: where, in this vast architectural pile, did Lord Osprey conceal his collection of antique coins? There are clues: the key in the library, the skiff on the moat, the intruder glimpsed through the French doors; even, possibly, the local publican's claim that an Osprey has raped his daughter. Appleby solves the problem with all his usual wit, ingenuity and aplomb. And the bats have the last word: very startling so." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SCENERY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM MODEL RAILROADER MAGAZINE.  MODEL RAILROAD HANDBOOK NO. 26., Johnson, Greg; Short, Brad; Hughes, Bernard; Kuchar, Bob; Curren, Art; Holtz, Brian; Furlow, Malcolm; Bronsky, Eric; Van Wickel, J.F.; Foster, Dean; Nehrich, Joh; Holland, Gail M.; et al.
5 Johnson, Greg; Short, Brad; Hughes, Bernard; Kuchar, Bob; Curren, Art; Holtz, Brian; Furlow, Malcolm; Bronsky, Eric; Van Wickel, J.F.; Foster, Dean; Nehrich, Joh; Holland, Gail M.; et al. SCENERY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM MODEL RAILROADER MAGAZINE. MODEL RAILROAD HANDBOOK NO. 26.
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach 1996 0890240957 / 9780890240953 Fifth Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
116 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, drawings/diagrams. Contents: Forms and shells; Rocks; Ground textures; Bushes and trees; Water; Scenic detailing; Buildings; Backgrounds and backdrops. "Over 100 pages of hints and ideas to bring your layout to life! From the experts - for all scales and gauges." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on rear over, minor soft crease at corners of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE END OF ORDER: VERSAILLES 1919., Mee, Charles L., Jr.
6 Mee, Charles L., Jr. THE END OF ORDER: VERSAILLES 1919.
New York E.P. Dutton 1980 0525098100 / 9780525098102 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
301 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The first world war and the Versailles Treaty that followed produced the most serious upheaval in the long and stormy course of modern world history. Four great empires - Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Russia - were part of the war's rubble. Far from restoring the world to order, the diplomats who met in 1919 at Paris and at Versailles plunged the world again, this time irretrievably, into the chaos of the twentieth century. It was the end of order. At three o'clock on the afternoon of May 7, 1919, the head of the German delegation to the Paris Peace Conference entered a room in the Trianon Palace of Versailles and was 'dazzled and disoriented by the sudden explosion of sunlight reflected in the vast mirrors, the chandeliers and white walls'. Brockdorff-Rantzau was further bewildered by the Treaty that was presented to him - 'a mass of cross references and changed paragraphs' covering 200 printed pages and 140 articles. Yet nobody had studied the document - not the barrel-chested, shrewd, ferocious Clemenceau, commonly called 'The Tiger'; not the mercurial and crafty Lloyd George; and not Woodrow Wilson, the orator who looked like a Presbyterian minister and had been hailed as the Savior of Europe. What happened when the three most powerful heads of state gathered to establish a new world order is the subject of this important book. By turns appalling and hilarious, but informed throughout by a tragic sense of irony, this book is at once a work of art and a relentless disclosure of human beings caught in the process of making their own history." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, soft crease down spine, faint tiny foxing marks on edge of text block - mainly top edge, small light soiling mark in bottom margin of page 101. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small light stain under laminate of front flap - text is legible, light foxing on inside top edge - mainly on front panel, minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Shackleton, Philip. Signed. THE FURNITURE OF OLD ONTARIO.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, (1973), 1st. edition. 
399 pp, 4to, hard cover in slipcase. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON LIMITATION PAGE. Printed by the Hunter Rose Company on Rolland Primacote Dull and bound in Columbia Bolton Buckram. This is numbered copy 233 out of a limited edition of 250 copies. 600 il lus. including 12 col. plates. "This superb, fully illustrated volume provides an authoritative guide to some of the most interesting furniture made in Ontario from the beginnings of settlement to 1860 ...(describes) nearly 600 pieces of t h e f u r niture of old Ontario. Each item is fully described with careful attention to the woods used, original finish, and outstanding details; and each is accompanied by a photograph..." Chapters cover: Chairs; Sofas and Settees; Bedsteads; Cr ad l es ; Ch ests; Chests of Drawers; Desks and Secretaries; Cupboards; Sideboards; Clocks; Tables; Washstands; Looking-glasses; Misc. furniture. Slicase has light fading to edges and some panels, tiny scuff on each large side panel. Near Fine/ Ver y G oo d- 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
BETTY BOOP IN SNOW-WHITE.  ASSISTED BY BIMBO AND KO KO.  ADAPTED FROM THE MAX FLEISCHER-PARAMOUNT TALKARTOON.  BIG LITTLE BOOK NO. 1119., West, Wallace.
8 West, Wallace. BETTY BOOP IN SNOW-WHITE. ASSISTED BY BIMBO AND KO KO. ADAPTED FROM THE MAX FLEISCHER-PARAMOUNT TALKARTOON. BIG LITTLE BOOK NO. 1119.
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman 1934 Hard Cover Fair 
234 pp + (2) pp, 5 1/2" H. An adaptation of the Snow White story, starring Betty Boop, although it seems to roll several fairy tales into one! Inside hinge paper is spilt but hinges are holding well, pages and endpapers are browned, tiny chip at bottom edge of page leaf 97/98, binding is tight, old tape across top of spine/hinges, moderate edge wear, small ink smudge on front board, light soiling, a few tiny scuffs/rubbing, very small slight corner bumps. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE DRAGON KING'S DAUGHTER:  TEN TANG DYNASTY STORIES., Yang Xianyi and Gladys Yang, translators.  (Shen Jiji, Li Chaowei, Jiang Fang, Li Gongzuo, Bai Xingjian, Xue Tiao, Li Fuyan, Pei Xing, Du Guangting.)
9 Yang Xianyi and Gladys Yang, translators. (Shen Jiji, Li Chaowei, Jiang Fang, Li Gongzuo, Bai Xingjian, Xue Tiao, Li Fuyan, Pei Xing, Du Guangting.) THE DRAGON KING'S DAUGHTER: TEN TANG DYNASTY STORIES.
Beijing Foreign Languages Press 1980 3rd Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
93 pp, 8 1/2" H. 5 b&w plates (taken from late sixteenth or seventeenth century editions of plays based on the Tang Dynasty stories), plus fold-out map of Chang'an during the Tang Dynasty. Contents: Foreword; The White Monkey; Ren the Fox Fairy; The Dragon King's Daughter; Prince Huo's Daughter; Governor of the Southern Tributary State; Story of a Singsong Girl; Wushuang the Peerless; The Spendthrift and the Alchemist; The Kunlun Slave; The Man With the Curly Beard. Very small bump on top edge of rear board - tiny bump on bottom edge, soft wrrinkle and emall taped edge tear on free front endpaper, pages 51-54 have small wrinkle at top edge - several adjacent pages have an indent from wrinkle. Dust jacket has very light fading to spine color and lettering, very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling 
Price: 12.00 USD
 


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