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HIT SONGS FROM THE "GLENN MILLER STORY".  STARRING JAMES STEWART & JUNE ALLYSON WITH FAMOUS GUEST STARS FRANCES LANGFORD, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, GENE KRUPA, BEN POLLACK, THE MODERNAIRES, ETC.
1 HIT SONGS FROM THE "GLENN MILLER STORY". STARRING JAMES STEWART & JUNE ALLYSON WITH FAMOUS GUEST STARS FRANCES LANGFORD, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, GENE KRUPA, BEN POLLACK, THE MODERNAIRES, ETC.
London Robbins Music Corporation Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
30 pp, 11" H. 9 full-page b&w photos from the film showing James (Jimmy) Stewart, June Allyson, Louis Armstrong, Frances Langford, the Modernaires, Gene Krupa, etc. Songs: Moonlight Serenade; I Know Why; Over the Rainbow; Cattanooga Choo Choo; At Last; Stairway to the Stars; Pennsylvania 6-5000; Elmer's Tune; Little Brown Jug. Musical notation for piano, accordion, guitar and ukulele. Pennsylvania 6-5000 has piano arrangement only (by Thomas "Fats" Waller). Postage to most destinations will be reduced for this light item - please inquire. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning on rear cover and on edges of text block. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
2 WHO'S WHO IN TORONTO: A CELEBRATION OF THIS CITY.
Toronto CHMH Association 1984 0969169701 / 9780969169703 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
598 pp + index and abbreviations, fold-out family tree (not filled in) at rear, 11 1/4" H. Blue imitation leather boards with gold lettering/border on spine, gold lettering/border/illustration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Media; Business; Government; Professionals (Architects / Engineers / Legal Profession / Medical); Sports; Academia; Community; Artists; Name Index (Alphabetical); Abbreviations; Family Tree Chart; Community Homes for the Mentally Handicapped. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES., (Brother's Grimm.)
3 (Brother's Grimm.) GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Axelrod, Alan, commentary. Arrangements by Dan Fox. SONGS OF THE WILD WEST.
New York Metropolitan Musem of Art / Simon & Schuster 1991 0671747754 / 9780671747756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). Decorated endpapers, profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "Nothing captures the spirit of the Old West better than the jaunty tunes and classic ballads the cowboys and settlers sang, songs richly represented in this visually stunning volume. Panoramic in scope, the 45 songs, coupled with works of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, chronicle the stirring saga of westward expansion and reflect every facet of life during one of the most exciting periods in our nation's history. The lore of the West intrigued many artists, and the works featured include paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and N.C. Wyeth, as well as a myriad of fascinating artifacts: saddles, spurs, guns, guitars, a stagecoach ticket, a Navajo blanket, and other objects that provide a vivid picture of life in the West. A lively and intriguing text further illuminates this bygone world, exploring the history of the songs, their lyrics, the accompanying art, and the development of the West. The music, arranged for beginning to intermediate musicians and accompanied by chords for the guitar or banjo, is suitable for piano, organ, violin, or recorder." Includes: Across the Wide Missouri; The Big Corral; Billy the Kid; Blood on the Saddle; The Boll Weevil; Bucking Bronco; Buffalo Gals; The Buffalo Hunters; Bury Me Not in the Lone Prairie; Cavalry Charge; Chopo; Cielito Lindo; Cindy; The Colorado Trail; Cotton-Eyed Joe; The Cowboy; Cowboy Jack; Cowboy Lullaby; The Cowboy's Lament; The Day of '49; Down in the Valley; Git Along, Little Doggies; Goodbye, Old Paint; Ho! Westward Ho!; Home on the Range; I Ride an Old Paint; Jack O'Diamonds; Jesse James; Night-Herding Song; The Old Chisholm Trail; Old Dan Tucker; Old Texas; Patsy Ory Ory Aye; The Railroad Corral; The Rainbow Cradle; Sam Bass; The Strawberry Roan; Sweet Betsy From Pike; Tenting on the Old Campground; The Texas Cowboy; The Texas Rangers; The Wabash Cannonball; The Wells and Fargo Line; The Yellow Rose of Texas; The Zebra Dun. Minor rubbing on glossy boards, 2" faint line indentation on fron board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three tiny scuffs on front flap fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
5 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION:  1940 TO THE PRESENT.  UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15., Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor.
6 Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor. FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: 1940 TO THE PRESENT. UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15.
London Arms & ARMOUR 1986 0853688060 / 9780853688068 Soft Cover Very Good - 
72 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Each volume (in this series) offers a personal selection of photographs on a particular topic or theme, and the authors have taken pains to include rare or unusual pictures highlighting technical details, operational and 'in action' views, equipment and personnel - plus all the colour and marking data so valuable to the modeller." Interior - slight separation of page gatherings at pages 14/15 - holding firmly, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price is blacked-out on rear cover, slight lean to spine; light browning on spine, rear hinge and the rear cover top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Clarke, Kenneth & Clarke, Mary. THE HARVEST AND THE REAPERS: ORAL TRADITIONALS IN KENTUCKY.
Lexington University Press of Kentucky 1974 0813102014 / 9780813102016 Hard Cover Very Good - 
98 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The oral tradition of Kentucky is one of the most interesting in the nation and has attracted a number of outstanding men and women - scholars and writers, teachers and singers - who have devoted their energies to Kentucky's folk and their ways. Some have collected examples of the state's unique speech patterns and word usages. Others have recorded local place names and the legends that surround them, or the yarns and tall tales transmitted from one generation to the next. Musicians have sought the authentic mountain folksongs, both old and new, and gifted writers have woven details of their Kentucky upbringing into poems, novels, and stories. Here is described the work of these enthusiastic students." Contents: Preface; Introduction; Folk Images of Kentucky; Kentucky Words and Brief Expressions; The Yarnspinners in Kentucky; Folk History and Legends; Kentucky Singers; Folklore in Kentucky Literature; Summing Up; Published Sources; Unpublished Sources. Book is lightly cocked, scattered areas of light color fading on spine and hinges, light edge wear, light rubbing on boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SURREY IN THE SEVENTIES:  PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES OF THE 1970s., Davison, Mark and Currie, Ian.
8 Davison, Mark and Currie, Ian. SURREY IN THE SEVENTIES: PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES OF THE 1970s.
Frosted Earth, (Coulsdon, Surrey, 1995). 
164 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with vintage b&w photos. "Surrey saw some spectacular sights as the Swinging Sixties gave way to the Seventies. Some town centres changed beyond recognition as demolition workers ma de way for the new, and on the streets, out came some strange new fashions - hot pants, loons, flared trousers, ponchos and plafform shoes. As youngsters danced to the Bay City Rollers, Slade and Gary Glitter, local cinemas were emptying a n d c l o s i n g down. The Seventies was also a decade of protests, strikes and other forms of industrial unrest, culminating in the 'Winter of Discontent' in 1978-9. The following pages look again at the Seventies in Surrey and recapture tho s e ti me s o f ha pp in es s and sorrow, Ford Capris, Austin Allegros and Morris Marinas." Interior - printers ink smudges on page 55 (text still very legible), small stain at bottom edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ow ne rsh ip ma rks . Ex ter ior - small soft creases to fornt cover, minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased, tiny scuff to edge of spine. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
QUICKSILVER.  SECOND BOOK OF THE LADY TREE TRILOGY., Dickason, Christie.
9 Dickason, Christie. QUICKSILVER. SECOND BOOK OF THE LADY TREE TRILOGY.
London HarperCollins 1999 0002243555 / 9780002243551 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
464 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Quicksilver is part romance, part psychologicl thriller. Richly evocative and subtly erotic, it gives a fascinating insight into the myth of the werewolf. Raised in exile as an English gentleman trying to forget a tragic past, Ned Malise wanted only to be left alone with his music, his rich daydreams and his love for Marika. But at the age of thirty-three, he suddenly began to turn into a wolf. Or so it seemed in 1638, when werewolves were still tried and hanged like witches. On the run from hunters with dogs, Ned takes refuge with the woman he has loved from a distance all his life, who must herself in turn make a terrifying decision. Then Ned finds that rescue can be even more horrifying than execution. Set in England and Holland, in a world where medieval superstition still warred with the emerging experimental sciences of the Age of Reason, (it) moves from court intrigue to back-street quacks, from the healing power of music to the deadly hunger of intellectual ambition. From the horror of Ned's first unravelling by his Wolf, by way of one of the strangest yet most satisfying love stories seen outside myth, it propels the reader to an astonishing but exhilarating end - (and) stretches our understanding of the beast that lurks in man." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell.
10 Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
289 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction / Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age / Roman Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (Architecture; Verulamium: Social and Artistic Development; The Visual Arts and Crafts; Lullingstone Villa) / Early Medieval Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (The Visual Arts and Crafts; Old English Literature; Winchester: The Rise of an Early Capital; The Arts of Late Celtic Britain (AD 600-900); Architecture; Music; The White Tower of London) / Appendix: Further Reading / Sources of Illustrations / Index. Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Friedman, Rick, compiler. Introduced by Joe O'Brien. THE BEATLES: WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1968 Soft Cover Good+ 
Unpaginated, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "John, Paul, George, and Ringo sound off about love and war, drugs and God, the Stones, the Maharishi and much more in this cheeky kaleidoscope of quotes and photos." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to covers, small ghost sticker mark and tiny dint on front cover, very light rubbing, light crease on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BOLERO:  THE LIFE OF MAURICE RAVEL., Goss, Madeleine.
12 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
 
 
PEE WEE SPEAKS:  A DISCOGRAPHY OF PEE WEE RUSSELL.  STUDIES IN JAZZ, NO. 13., Hilbert, Robert.  In collaboration with David Niven.  Preface by Dan Morgenstern.
13 Hilbert, Robert. In collaboration with David Niven. Preface by Dan Morgenstern. PEE WEE SPEAKS: A DISCOGRAPHY OF PEE WEE RUSSELL. STUDIES IN JAZZ, NO. 13.
Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press 1992 0810826348 / 9780810826342 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
377 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "This discography includes all known recorded performances by Russell, including films, radio and television broadcasts, concerts and private recordings, although no claim of completeness can be made for these types of non-commercial recordings." Includes 8 pages of b&w photos/record labels. Indexed by personnel and titles. Very light rubbing/soiling to boards - mainly on rear board, minor wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PEE WEE SPEAKS:  A DISCOGRAPHY OF PEE WEE RUSSELL.  STUDIES IN JAZZ, NO. 13., Hilbert, Robert.  In collaboration with David Niven.  Preface by Dan Morgenstern.
14 Hilbert, Robert. In collaboration with David Niven. Preface by Dan Morgenstern. PEE WEE SPEAKS: A DISCOGRAPHY OF PEE WEE RUSSELL. STUDIES IN JAZZ, NO. 13.
Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press 1992 0810826348 / 9780810826342 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
377 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "This discography includes all known recorded performances by Russell, including films, radio and television broadcasts, concerts and private recordings, although no claim of completeness can be made for these types of non-commercial recordings." Includes 8 pages of b&w photos/record labels. Indexed by personnel and titles. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
15 Hughes, Langston, editor. (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans & Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge, Dick Gregory, John H. Johnston, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams, J. Mason Brewer, et al.) THE BOOK OF NEGRO HUMOR.
New York Dodd, Mead 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
265 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Selected, edited and with many contributions by Langston Hughes. His "A Note on Humor" precedes the groupings headed: Cool Comics - Contemporary Comedy (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans and Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge and Dick Gregory); Jokes and Jive - From Then to Now; Pulpit and Pew - Parsons and Parishioners (John H. Johnson, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams); Just For Fun - Pastime Verses; Down-Home Tales - Laughter from the South (J. Mason Brewer, Zora Neale Hurston); Laugh and Live - Biography and Autobiography (Booker T. Washington, Wendell Phillips Dabney, Roi Ottley, Robert E. Turner, Taylor Gordon, Zora Neale Hurston, L.D. Reddick, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr.); Tell It In Rhyme - Ballads and Songs; Nothing But the Blues - Traditional Couplets; The Jazz People - Tales of the Music World (W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Danny Barker, Billie Holiday); Harlem Party Cards - Rustling up the Rent; Simple Speaks His Mind - Contemporary Commentary (Langston Hughes); Poets Write It Down - From Old New Orleans to Harlem (Armand Lanusse, Wendell P. Dabney, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Mary Effie Lee Newsome, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Ray Durem, Samuel Allen, Deborah Fuller Wess, Maria Evans, Ted Joans, Robert A. Johnson, LeRoi Jones, George H. Base, Julian Bond); Writers Grin and Bear It - Fact and Fiction (Alston Anderson, James Baldwin, George Houston Bass, Arna Bontemps, Dan Burley, Alice Childress, Alfred Duckett, Rudolph Fisher, Len W. Holt, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Killens, L.F. Palmer, Ted Poston, Richard Wright); Segregated Integration - Our Day and Times. Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of front board, small slight bump to top corner of text block, very small light color stain on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds several small edge tears - some with creases, a few very small edge chips, light soiling on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, small areas of waviness on spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
GREEN FAIRY BOOK., Lang, Andrew, collected by.  Edited by Brian Alderson.
16 Lang, Andrew, collected by. Edited by Brian Alderson. GREEN FAIRY BOOK.
London Kestrel 1978 0722652798 / 9780722652794 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- Antony Maitland 
408 pp, 9 7/16" H. Over 100 b&w drawings/decorations. "Fairy tales gathered from the folkore of Russia, Germany, Italy, France, China, Scotland, and England." Contents: Preface; The Story of Caliph Stork; The Half-chick; The Blue Bird; The Enchanted Watch; The Enchanted Ring; The Snuff-box; Princess Narcissus and the Princess Potentilla; Prince Featherhead and the Princess Celandine; Heart of Ice; The Story of the Three Little Pigs; The Golden Blackbird; The Old Flea-bag; The Little Soldier; The Enchanted Snake; The Biter Bit; King Kojata; Prince Fickle and Fair Helena; Puddocky; The Story of the Three Bears; Prince Vivien and the Princess Placida; The Golden Mermaid; The War of the Wolf and the Fox; The Three Musicians; The Three Dogs; Little One-eye, Little Two-eyes, and Little Three-eyes; Jorinde and Joringel; Allerleirauh or, The Many-furred Creature; The Twelve Horsemen; Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle; The Crystal Coffin; The Three Snake-leaves; The Riddle; The Golden Lads; The White Snake; The Tale of the Clever Little Tailor; The Story of the Fisherman and his Wife; Hans My Hedgehog; Appendix I: Andrew Lang's 1892 Preface; Appendix II: Andrew Lang's 1892 Retelling of 'The Three Little Pigs'; Notes. Bump at bottom corner of rear board, small bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has a few faint line indentations on rear panel, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OPERATION ELVIS., Levy, Alan.  Illustrated by Dedini.
17 Levy, Alan. Illustrated by Dedini. OPERATION ELVIS.
Henry Holt, New York, 1960, 3rd printing. 
117 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w cartoons. "A book as outrageously comic as the phenomenon it explores, 'Operation Elvis' offers a trenchant view of a modern cultural diaster: the mass hysteria that all but thwarted the trans formation of a million-dollar idol into an $83.20-a-month GI. On March 24, 1958, the United State Army undertook a mission as hazardous as Valley Forge, as complex as a D-Day invasion. The objective: to convert a controversial millionaire ( n o m e n c l ature: Elvis 'The Pelvis' Presley) into an army private and treat him 'just like everyone else'. Operation Elvis was staged before a grandstand many times larger than all the auditoriums Elvis Presley had ever filled. Tennagers twi tc he d, v et er an s and servicemen raised apprehensive eyes, and reporters raced for seats on the nearest aisle. Soon the dignitaries began to arrive. Chamber of Commerce groups, senators, and congressmen crowded toward the center of the stage, al l o f t hem of fer ing a dvice. The cast was swelled by Frauleins on both sides of the Elbe, by Russians, and by the State Department brass. The Army, scanning the terrain, discovered itself in a state of siege. By hewing to its original ba ttle lin e, i t ha d qu ickl y be en outflanked. Are the Selective Service and Celebrity systems truly compatible? Is the Mother of Democracy sturdy enough to support the unlikely marriage of the two? What did the active service duty of US533107 61 re veal about our Army? Abo ut ou r h ero? About ourselves? These are just a few of the questions raised in this wry and amusing book." Ligth wear at top/bottom of spine and at bottom rear corner. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrink ling, one t iny tr ar, v ery li ght ru bbing/ soil ing 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIDDLING WITH DISASTER: CLEARING THE PAST., MacIsaac, Ashley.  With Francis Condron.
18 MacIsaac, Ashley. With Francis Condron. FIDDLING WITH DISASTER: CLEARING THE PAST.
Warwick, (Toronto, 2003). 
279 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover with self-flaps. B&w photos. "Celtic-punk musician Ashley MacIsaac hails from the tiny village of Creignish in rural Cape Breton Island...Cape Breton is the home of a vibrant Scottish and Celtic music scene known to fans of this style of music the world over..." Details McIsaac's early rise to fame and fortune and his subsequent fall. "By the summer of 2000 he hits bottom. Broke, suffering from severe substance abuse, and unmanageable - he has been spit out by the industry that used him up by the age of 26. From the close vantage point of being just 28, but significantly on the road to resurrecting his career, MacIsaac tells his story with his notorious black humour and equally notorious honesty. The result is a riveting read." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
PALMYRA OF THE NORTH:  THE FIRST DAYS OF ST. PETERSBURG., Marsden, Christopher.  Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell.
19 Marsden, Christopher. Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell. PALMYRA OF THE NORTH: THE FIRST DAYS OF ST. PETERSBURG.
Faber and Faber, London, 1943, 2nd impression. 
280 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Early in the eighteenth century Russia, like Japan, in the nineteenth, suddenly decided to adopt Western ideas and to extract herself from the slough of darkness and mediaevalism in which for many centuries she had been plunged. This wrench, carried out with that magnitude and ruthless, exaggerated completeness which has characterized all Russian revolutions, was inaugurated by the titanic Peter the Great - who buil t a n e w c a pital, St. Petersburg (now Leningrad) for the purpose - and brought to fulfillment by his successors, that series of flamboyant and high-spirited Empresses. Among them Peter's daughter, Elizabeth Petrovna, was the most frivolous, c er t ai n ly t he be st -looking and certainly the least known today. Mr. Marsden's fascinating book brings the St. Petersburg of Elizabeth's time vividly before us. It was mainly from France and Italy that she and the other Russian autocrats of th e eig ht een th cen t ury dr ew the fashionable painters, architects, actors, musicians and others who designed the glittering 'mise en scene' against which the changing tableaux of this budding Versailles were posed. But in spite of the stupe ndou s roco co pala ces , th e feve rish display and extravagance, the often highly artistic gaiety (the beginnings and gradual development of the Russian ballet are among the subjects of the book), there was always an element of comedy in the hast y ama lg amati on of Fr ench eleg an ce an d bas ic Muscovite rudeness. This history of sixty years of Russian court life contains many amusing tales and scandalous anecdotes as well as a sober and detailed account of the creation - from literally nothi ng but ba rre n wast es - of a c api tal an d cour t whose grandeur by the time of Catherine the Great had become second to none." Light browning to endpapers - darker at top corner and fore-edge of free endpapers, a couple of very small fox ing mar ks on endp aper s, book ligh tly cra cked at pag es 112/ 113 and 208/209, bump at top/bottom corners of front board and tiny bumps at top/bottom edges, rear corners slight bumped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear on inside rear hi nge , slight wavi ness to top ed ge of pr elimi nary pag es. Dus t jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, browning to spine and flap-folds, several small tears and tiny chips, old tape residue on inside edges, small li ght watermark at bo ttom of spine. Good/Goo d only . 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
20 Pitman, Walter. VICTOR FELDBRILL: CANADIAN CONDUCTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE.
Toronto Dundurn Press 2010 1554887682 / 9781554887682 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
430 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. "(A)n account of the life and cultural contribution of one of Canada's most talented conductors. Born in 1924, he made his Toronto Symphony conducting debut at the age of eighteen. He went on to become the artistic director of the Winnipeg Symphony, a conductor with the Toronto Symphony, and a guest conductor of virtually every major symphony orchestra in Canada. Feldbrill was also the first conductor-in-residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, from 1968 to 1982. However, what really set Feldbrill apart was his limitless enthusiasm and support of Canadian music and young musicians, as well as his insistence on playing the music of Canadian composers despite the reluctance of some orchestral managers and the initial opposition of audiences at the time. In doing so he reached out to young people and trained many to take their places as members of Canadian orchestras from coast to coast." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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