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1 MAROC.
Paris Guides Gallimard 1994 Flexible simulated Leather Near Fine Very Good- 
408 pp, 8vo (9" H), integral ribbon bookmark. FRENCH TEXT. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with maps, photographs, drawings, reproductions. Chapters: Nature; Histoire et Langue; Art de Vivre; Architecture; Le Maroc Vu Par Les Peintres; Le Maroc Vu Par Les Ecrivains; Casablanca; Rabat; Tanger; Fes, Meknes; Marrakech; Agadir; Information Pratiques. "Villes imperiales, forets de cedres et sommets en neiges de l'Atlas, dunes de sable, deserts de rocaille, oasis, routes des caravanes jalonnees de ksour et de casbahs, le Maroc, 'Royaume aux mille royaumes', trait d'union entre l'Europe et l'Afrique Noire, resume tous ces paysages et tous ces lieux. Mosaique de couleurs et de matieres ou se melent palmiers verts et sable jaune, l'ocre des roches et le pastel des cultures, la se rencontrent la dune et la mer, la neige et la pierre, l'Atlantique et la Mediterranee. Des fastes de Rabat, Fes, Meknes et Marrakech, a l'animation des ports de Tanger et de Casablanca, le Maroc vous invite a rencontrer la culture originale et chaleureuse de tout un peuple." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has edge wrinkling and tiny tear at top edge, minor rubbing, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT BATEMAN - THE EARLY YEARS.
2 ROBERT BATEMAN - THE EARLY YEARS.
Georgetown, Ontario 1984 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
12 pp (including covers), 8 1/2" H. 2 small b&w illustrations only, including photograph of Robert Bateman. The catalogue of an exhibition at Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre, Georgetown, Ontario, from June 1 to August 3, 1984. Contents: Foreword; Robert Bateman 1930 - ; Paintings in the exhibition (chronological listing of 35 works of art from 1949 to 1963 giving title, year, medium and size in inches); Honours; Exhibitions (from 1959 to 1983); Publications with articles on Robert Bateman and his art; Book on Robert Bateman; Films on Robert Bateman; Patrons of the Exhibition. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MONTY WOODPIG'S CARAVAN., 'BB'.  (Denys Watkins-Pitchford.)
3 'BB'. (Denys Watkins-Pitchford.) MONTY WOODPIG'S CARAVAN.
London Edmund Ward 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Good Denys Wakins-Pitchford ('BB') 
64 pp, 7 1/2" H. Yellow cloth with dark green lettering on spine, dark green silhouette on front board. Four colour plates (including frontispiece) and two b&w drawings on each page of text. Monty Woodpig (a hedgehog) has a lovely caravan but is lonely until he meets Millie Gonbysi (a dormouse). The two marry and set out on a honeymoon trek to the seaside. They have several adventures that lead them to the conclusion that home in Foxglove Spinney is best. Gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, browning to edges of text block, spine is very slightly twisted, light browning to spine, a few small very light stains on boards, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor corner wear. 
Price: 395.00 USD
 
 
THE QUIET FIELDS., 'BB'.  Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.
4 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. THE QUIET FIELDS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 
206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully, they can still be found by the country-lover and naturalist . This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winter winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Whatever the season of t h e y e a r t h ere is always something to see in the countryside, even when the 'quiet fields' are sheeted with snow. There are the winter migrants - the wildfowl of the wet places, the delicate fieldfares and redwings - who come to Britain to e sc ap e t he b it t er t emperatures of their native lands. 'BB' also describes the advent of the spring migrants, which bring such intense joy to the naturalist that he even had to surrender his studio to a swallow family, which honoured him wi th a v is it and tw o l us ty bro ods of young. And the arrival of frogs at his Big Pond, the first for years, was a red-letter day in his calendar. There is still magic and a sense of peace in Britain's woods and fields. This book sets out to p rov e it , a nd the illu stra tio ns by D .J. Watkins-Pitchford echo exactly the spirit of the writing...." Minor very soft crease, faint pencil erasure marks and previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper; small light crease at b otto m cor ner of half -titl e pag e; v ery mino r edge wear; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has one small closed tear, one tiny tear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, mi nor s oiling , sm all area of de lamina tion at b ottom of front panel at flap-fold, a few tiny dints on hinges - mainly rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL., 'BB'.  Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
5 'BB'. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford. LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1950, "First Cheap Edition", with 7s. 6d. price on dust jacket flap. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (green boards with black lettering on spine) in dust jacket. Green, black & white map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Where is Compton Deverell? It may be anywhere you choose in the English countryside, because ' BB' has drawn a living picture of that sort of delightful old house among fields and woods, the ideal English home which thousands remember from their childhood or hope to have in that future for which they work and plan. The letters are w r i t t e n b y a countryman to a younger friend abroad and they describe the routine of country life throughout the months of the year as it engages an active man with a contemplative mind. They recount the discovery of the small signs of spri ng , th e de li gh t s of summer and long days spent in the open air, and the white beauty of the winter which the townsman hardly knows. Here then is a tranquil book designed for casual reading, calling up the very sights, sounds and smells of th e E ng lis h cou ntr ysi de . It is one of the most intimately observed of 'BB's' books, and one of the most endearing." Minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear/ wrin kli ng - m ainl y at top /bo tt om o f spine and flap-folds, browning to spine and flap-folds, a few very small closed tears and tiny chips, a 2 1/2" closed tear on front hinge - archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE LIGHT OF DAY., Ambler, Eric.  Signed.
6 Ambler, Eric. Signed. THE LIGHT OF DAY.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1963, Ist American edition. 
243 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Map endpapers. "...Mr. Ambler returns to one of his favorite haunts - Istanbul, the most Oriental of Europen cities. The protagonist is a down-at-the-heels adventurer with the somewhat discordant name of Arthur Abdel Simpson. By birth Arthur is half English, half Egyptian; by nature - or inclination - he is wholly disreputable. For years he has led a perilous and impecunious existence as a pimp, pornographer, and petty thief, but when he suddenly finds himself involved in a mysterious international conspiracy, Arthur comes to the terrifying realization that he has finally overreached his talent for shady dealing, and that he is up to his neck in very serious trouble!" Previous owners name in pencil on back of page facing half-title page, very light browning to edges of boards and on spine, tiny faint mark on dyed top edge of textblock. Dust jacket has wrinkling along top edge, light edge wear - a little more at top of spine and flap-folds, one 1/2"closed tear a few tiny chips, light browning to spine, flap-folds, panels and flap edges, small closed tear on rear hinge, now protected in mylar sleeve . VG/G + 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE PAINTED VALLEY: ARTISTS ALONG ALBERTA'S BOW RIVER, 1845-2000., Armstrong, Christopher and Nelles, H.V.
7 Armstrong, Christopher and Nelles, H.V. THE PAINTED VALLEY: ARTISTS ALONG ALBERTA'S BOW RIVER, 1845-2000.
University of Calgary Press, Calgary, 2007. 
160 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781552382073 B&w photographs, b&w and colour reproductions. "With its dramatic landscapes and rugged beauty, Alberta's Bow River valley has inspired generations of artists. (This book) brings together a col lection of works by local and visiting artists from 1845 to 2000 that captures the many moods of the river from its source high in the Rocky Mountains down to the city of Calgary and eastward across the open prairie. (The authors) have select e d f r o m a number of Alberta museums and national collections which depict the Bow River and its valley, representing a broad array of historical periods, artistic styles, and points of view. From European topographers and military artists to p ai nt e rs c om missioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway, from the Group of Seven to modernists and abstractionists, these pictures of the Bow valley tell us much about changing attitudes towards nature and the environment as well as the evolution of an a rti sti c c ommunity in western Canada."Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to edges of text block, otherwise clean and bright. Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
8 Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Lord. SCOUTING FOR BOYS: A HANDBOOK FOR INSTRUCTION IN GOOD CITIZENSHIP THROUGH WOODCRAFT.
London C. Arthur Pearson 1941 Twentieth Edition. Soft Cover Good+ 
340 pp + 10 pp advertisements, 7 1/4" H. Khaki cloth on paper covers with dark blue lettering & decoration on covers/spine. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: Scoutcraft; Campaigning; Camp Life; Tracking; Woodcraft, or Knowledge of Animals and Nature; Endurance for Scouts, or How to be Strong; Chivalry of the Knights; Saving Life, or How to Deal with Accidents; Patriotism, or Our Duties as Citizens; Notes for Instructors. Interior - book light cracked at spine in two places - pages are holding firmly, light corner creases on first 12 pages. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, soft creases on front cover, spine is concave with light creasing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
9 Baden-Powell, Lord. Introduction by Lord Rowallan. BADEN-POWELL'S SCOUTING FOR BOYS. 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
London C. Arthur Pearson 1948 40th Anniversary Edition. Flexible cloth Covers Fair 
328 pp, 7 1/4" H. Red covers with black lettering on spine and front cover, black illustration on front. B&w frontispiece, drawings, diagrams. Interior - book cracked at two places - pages holding firmly, progressively smaller soft crease at top corner of pages 115 to 138, tiny bump to top corner of pages 227 to 282, very small crease/bump at bottom corner of first 25 pages, light staining to two 'notes' pages. Exterior - book is cocked, small crease at bottom corner of front cover, light edge wear, scattered small stains on rear cover, light creasing and a small tear on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Barfield, Thomas, editor. WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF CONFLICT FROM FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS.
London Magpie 2006 1845292707 / 9781845292706 Soft Cover Very Good 
320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers. These photographs of battle from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day - many of them rarely seen before - convey the horror and the pity of war as seen by those who were there to document it. From images of compassion and companionship, suffering and bravery to visual testaments to the terrifying destructive forces of bombs and bullets, this selection of photographs - accompanied by concise descriptions to set each picture in context - offers fresh and compelling insights into the nature of war." Minor edge wear, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover and small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into a few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN PRINCESS., Baron, Alexander.
11 Baron, Alexander. THE GOLDEN PRINCESS.
Cape, London, 1954, first edition. 
402 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "When Hernan Cortez landed in Mexico in 1519 he met an Indian slave girl, Marina, whose beauty and intelligence destined her to a remarkable career. Few records of her life exist, but she is still a l egendary figure among the people of Mexico. The background of her story is one of the most astonishing adventures in history, the conquest of the mighty Aztec empire by four hundred white men; an episode replete with the ingredients of roman c e - N a ture's barriers surmounted, feats of arms, fantastic stratagems, enemies overcome. In this novel, Alexander Baron sees Marina and Cortes not only as lovers but as adversaries in a terrible struggle. Cortes, one of history's classical h er oe s , i s de picted in all his power and glory, but the flaw in him, the seed of human weakness in the 'man of destiny', is laid bare. Against him stands Marina, primitive and untaught, but growing, with experience, in mental and moral stature; aw ake ni ng t o som ething to which her lover is blind - the human search for good - so that a conflict between them becomes inevitable. (The author's) approach to his theme is avowedly romantic. He believes that some aspects of the nature and dest iny of man ar e most truthfully revealed by the romantic vision. His novel abounds with big, vivid characters; but each of them is examined with insight, and is a unique, complex human being." Small bump to fore-edge of front board, one ver y sma ll c orn er b ump, v ery l ight edge wear and slight fading at top/bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has fading to spine color small closed tear with crease at top of front panel - archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/ bottom of s pine , ver y sma ll water/ dye stain at front bottom/inside edge, one tiny scuff on front panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CAMP LOCHINVAR FOR BOYS.  LAKE BERNARD, BURKS FALLS, ONTARIO., Barr, Morrison W.
12 Barr, Morrison W. CAMP LOCHINVAR FOR BOYS. LAKE BERNARD, BURKS FALLS, ONTARIO.
Burks Falls, Ontario Camp Lochinvar Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
Unpaginated (12 pp excluding covers), oblong (5 13/16" H x 8 11/16" D). No date, but circa 1960. Medium brown paper covers, patterned to simulate leather, with black lettering and crest on front cover. B&w photographs, map in red and black, red titles and decoration. Camp poem by Douglas Firth. Laid in is a perforated & folded appliation form for 1961, giving general information and a list of parents of boys who have attended the camp (Oakville and Clarkson predominate). The booklet lists Camp Activities; Supervision and Facilities; and a page entitled "For Your Peace of Mind". Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY MAN.  A SELECTION OF HIS CYCLING ARTICLES REPRINTED FROM THE "AYRSHIRE POST" AND INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL., Bell, David E.T.  Compiled and edited  by  P. Blane, S.J. Hourston and J.B. Gambles.
13 Bell, David E.T. Compiled and edited by P. Blane, S.J. Hourston and J.B. Gambles. THE HIGHWAY MAN. A SELECTION OF HIS CYCLING ARTICLES REPRINTED FROM THE "AYRSHIRE POST" AND INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL.
Ayr Ayrshire Post 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- S.J. Hourston. Inscribed
200 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To John / From Jackie Bryden" and with an additional notation "Xmas 1970" perhaps in another hand. David Bell's (d. 1965) articles on road cycling are set mainly in Scotland, but extend to England, Ireland and the Continent. Also included are some nature notes. "Davie's interest in the bicycle started in 1927 when, encouraged by Jackie Bryden, the late Andrew Shearer and the late Tom McKean of Ayr Health and Strength Club, he became a week-end cyclist. On his first run with Jackie Bryden he pedalled from Prestwick to Stirling and back on a 'sit up and beg' upright bicycle, a distance of over 100 miles." From the biographical note. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small air bubbles on front board and one slightly larger one on the rear board, tiny slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top edge with tiny chips/tears mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling at bottom edge with two very tiny tears, browning to spine and light browning to edges and flap-folds, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
14 Bissell, Keith. SINGING IN SCHOOLS: TEN SONGS.
Oxford University Press, Canada, 1962. 
24 pp, 9 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Aupres de ma Blonde (French Canadian folk song); Once When I Lived With Father (French Canadian folk song); Jesus, Thou Little Child; Alleluia (Kirchengesang Cologne 1623); The Willows; Be Quiet, Wind; She's Like the Swallow (Newfoundland folk song); The Succession of Flowers (Flemish Song, 16th century); May-Day Carol (English folk song); Quam Dulcis est Amor (Old Christmas song). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownershi p marks. Exterior - Minor soiling on covers. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF GREEN HEDGES., Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Joyce Johnson.
15 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Joyce Johnson. TALES OF GREEN HEDGES.
World Distributors, Manchester, c1946. 
169 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (yellow boards with black lettering/illustration on spine, black illustration on front board) - in dust jacket. Pictoral endpapers, attractively illustrated throughout with b&w drawings by Joyce Johnson. "I n these four-and-twenty charmingly told tales Enid Blyton has journeyed round the year, choosing a flower, an animal, a bird, a fish or a tree, and telling two fascinating stories to illustrate some incidents of nature life characteristic o f e a c h m o nth. Some of the stories are delightful fantasies of fairies, witches, naughty gnomes and pixies, but all contain factual information about interesting and often unnoticed aspects of nature, which will be remembered and treasured by M i ss B ly to n 's e ager young readers." Large gift inscription on half-title page, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom rear corner - slight bump to other corners, very light colored watermark at top edge of free re ar end pa per , f adi ng an d v ery small watermark to top of textblock, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, slight darkening to spine and edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has small to medium tears and chips at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -fol ds - some with creases, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling on rear panel, faint writing indentation on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
16 Bobak, Molly Lamb. Foreword by David P. Silcox. Introduction by Joe Plaskett. WILD FLOWERS OF CANADA: IMPRESSIONS AND SKETCHES OF A FIELD ARTIST.
Toronto Pagurian Press 1978 0889320772 / 9780889320772 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Molly Lamb Bobak. 
96 pp, 12 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated with full-page reproductions of watercolours of flowers. "Molly Lamb Bobak was born in 1922, the daughter of H. Mortimer Lamb, art critic and art collector. Her father introduced her to art and artists at an early age - Emily Carr, Frederick Varley, A.Y. Jackson - and her mother instilled in her a love for nature and humble work. She grew up on the West Coast, attended the Vancouver School of Art when Jack Shadbolt was a teacher there, and joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps in 1942, eventually becoming Canada's only woman war artist. In London, she met Alex Colville, Lawren Harris, and Bruno Bobak, whom she married after the war. She and her husband returned to Canada and became an integral part of the Vancouver art scene in the 1950's. They won fellowships, lived in England for a time, and in 1960 moved to Fredericton where she has lived and painted ever since. 'Wild Flowers of Canada' is a very personal book. Friends, family, feelings are examined in the light of present maturity, and reminiscences of A.Y. Jackson, Kathleen Fenwick, Alex Colville, Charles Comfort, Douglas Duncan, Miller Brittain, Frederick Varley, Tom Thomson, David Milne, Donald Buchanan, and many others promient in the world of Canadian art add colour to a sensitive biography by one of Canada's great artists." Tiny bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears - archivally taped, very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 Bonis, Robert R. (Signed.) WINDSWEPT.
Hightlands Press, West Hill, Ontario, 1980. 
202 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. B&w photos, color plates, music scores. A collection of poems, songs, hymns, carols, etc. about rural life in old Scarborough, Ontario where the author lived his early life and also of the Haliburton Highlands where the family summered in a lakeside cottage. Faint browning to ffep and half-title page. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, 1/2" closed tear at bottom of front panel, tiny closed tears at to p o f s p i n e - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD., Booth, J.B.  Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale.
18 Booth, J.B. Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale. SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD.
T. Werner Laurie, London, 1938, first edition. 
284 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "For more than a generation 'The Pink 'Un', as 'The Sporting Times' was familiarly known, occupied a position unique in the journalistic world - a position which no p aper to-day has achieved. It was more than a mere journal for the sportsman and man about town; it established itself as a social centre of a highly specialized nature, and its readers constituted a species of home and overseas club, whose b o n d o f fellowship was good humour and good sportsmanship..." Chapter headings: The "Pink 'Un" World; The "Pink 'Un" and the Stage; The Actor-Managers; Adelphi Days; The Old School of Dramatists; "The Lane"; Benefits and "Commands"; Disillusion ; A Co a ch -B a ck Ride; Character Studies; Artist and Author; Luck of the Game; Tips and Systems; Two Great Races; Low Finance; Turf Humours. Gift inscription and notation on free front end paper, moderate browning on end papers, slight browning to p age s, bo ok li ghtly cocked, book lightly cracked at several places - pages holding firmly, small slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small tears and a few chips - mai nly at top /bo ttom of sp ine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling/soft creasing, fading to spine color and slightly at edges, tiny ink smudge on rear panel, old tape residue at top edge - mainly on inside surface. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE BOY AND THE RIVER.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 46., Bosco, Henri.  Translated by Gerard Hopkins.
19 Bosco, Henri. Translated by Gerard Hopkins. THE BOY AND THE RIVER. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 46.
London Oxford University Press 1967 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Lynton Lamb. 
119 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). The first edition of this title in the Oxford Children's Library series. B&w illustrations by Lynton Lamb, dust jacket design by Glenys Ambrus. Originally published under the title: "L'Enfant et la Riviere". "This is the story of Pascalet and the river that at first filled him with fear and curiosity and later, when he knew it better, became his friend. It ran beyond the flat French fields that surrounded his home, and though he was forbidden to go to the river, once or twice every year the river came to him. It came when the flood waters ran swiftly over the low fields almost to Pascalet's door; but it came more urgently and mysteriously in the shape of Bargabot,the poacher, whose tempting talk of the joys that awaited those who ventured down to the water's edge filled Pascalet with a longing to escape from the monotony of his quiet home and seek for himself the magic beyond the fields. One fine spring day Pascalet's chance came to explore the river. He found there all the dangers his parents had warned him against, and many beautiful things beside, but chief among all he found Gatzo - a boy of his own age - and together they launched a boat and floated away into a world of enchantment: Pascalet dreaming and fearful, Gatzo sharp and practical and brave." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wear and light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Dust jacket is in the original publisher's removable plastic sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ARMS & ARMOUR OF THE SAMURAI.  (ARMOR.), Bottomley, I. and Hopson, A.P.
20 Bottomley, I. and Hopson, A.P. ARMS & ARMOUR OF THE SAMURAI. (ARMOR.)
Bison, London, 1988, first edition. 
192 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 086124415X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "A member of the aristocracy, from the tenth century the Samurai was primarily a mounted archer . This is reflected in the light, lamellar yoroi armour which left the right arm free for drawing his bow. Helmets were simple, with leather neckpieces. Battle began with an exchange of arrows, and was followed by a series of hand-to-han d c o m b a t s among champions who relied on the sword. The long wars of Kusonoki and Ashikaga produced several changes in the nature of warfare. Fighting in wooded, mountainous countryside, hand-to-hand combat came into its own. The bulky yor oi wa s su pe rc ed ed by the lighter, less constricting do maru and the no dachi, a longer version of the naginata (glaive), was introduced. The renowned Samurai cult of the sword began in this period. The Samurai's most ornate and elaborate ar mou r da te s f rom th e T oku gawa era, and was probably not intended for use in actual battle. The long development of arms and armour in the Samurai's 700-year history is fully detailed in this handsome volume. Illustrated with over 300 photo grap hs , (i t) will be a we lcom e ad dition to the libraries of all military enthusiasts." Small bump to top of front hinge, two tiny corner bumps, slight bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling - mainl y at top edge , l ight rub marks , tin y scu ff at bottom of spine, scattered light foxing marks on inside top edge, small light soiling marks and tiny surface paper pull on inside surface of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
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