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1 KING'S LYNN FESTIVAL 1951 (BROCHURE).
1951 Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
7 3/8" H x 4 15/16" W - light card with centre fold and two side folds - smaller piece of light card with centre fold, stapled. B&w map, black, white and reddish brown illustrations. The brochure for the first King's Lynn Festival held on July 21-28, 1951 with performances by Leon Goossens, Margaret Rtichie, Kathleen Ferrier, Osbert Sitwell, Peter Ustinov, Percy Scholes, Shura Sherkassky, Arnold Richardson, et al. Postage will be reduced for this light item to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light bump at bottom of spine, minor edge browning, soft wrinkle at top of front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip. SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Peter Davies 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of bullets at St Valery. The way he has overcome this handicap, and other more heartbreaking losses, is the inspiring theme of this book. For Colonel Mike has never failed to 'soldier on' in the face of adversities that would have broken lesser men. Whether catching salmon on the Torridge in Devon, creating the beautiful garden at his home near Bideford, planning a new show-jumping course with his specially designed magnetic board, attending St Dunstan's reunions or sitting in his study typing this book, to everything he does Colonel Mike bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and professionalism - just as he did before the war, when, for example, he organised the famous Trick Ride for his regiment, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and show-jumped for England. Chairman of the British Show-Jumping Association and of the British Horse Society for some twenty-five years and now President of the British Equestrian Federation, he has done more than any other single man to make Britain one of the leading equestrian nations in the world, and to stimulate the ever-growing interest in riding as a competitive and leisure sport." Publishers' promotional material laid-in. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top third of both boards and on edges of text bkock, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, heavy creases at top corner of rear flap-fold, tiny foxing marks on top inside edge, some light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear on front hinge, small repair at top edge - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
3 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
 
 
THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE., Baker, Joseph Brogden.
4 Baker, Joseph Brogden. THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE.
London Longmans, Green 1882 Hard Cover Good 
527 pp, 10" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration, black banding on spine/front board, black endpapers. B&w illustrations (some fold-out). ***Please note: the illustration titled "Drawbridge of the Castle" is missing.*** Section headings: Introduction; Charters; The Castle; Siege of the Town; Religious Houses and Ancient Churches; St. Mary's; Modern Churches; Governing Body of the Borough; Parliamentary History of the Borough; Corporate History; Charities and Public Schools; Markets, Fairs, and Commerce; Harbour and Shipping; Recreations and Amusements; Biography; Folk Lore; Footpaths five miles from Scarborough; Published Works on Scarborough. Some splitting to paper on inside hinges - hinges holding well, scattered tiny foxing marks on pages and illustrations, darkening and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, a few small areas of discoloration on boards and spine, light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Book is protected in a stiff mylar jacket 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Barker, Nicholas.  Preface by Charles Ryskamp.
5 Barker, Nicholas. Preface by Charles Ryskamp. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1978 0199510865 / 9780199510863 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
69 pp, + large b&w plate section (photographs, reproductions), 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. "(C)elebrates the quincentenary of the introduction of printing at Oxford with a pictorial history of its subsequent progress, illustrated by the books, documents, and pictures which are its tangible record. The story, although it properly begins with the arrival of Theodoric Rood and the first learned and educational books that he printed, stretches back to the early thirteenth century when scribes, illuminators, and binders of books were already found in Oxford; but it was not until the seventeenth century that, at the initiative of two great men, Archbishop Laud and Bishop Fell, the University Press in its present form was established. It is the dark, dominant figure of John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, and then Bishop of Oxford, who emerges as the real founder of the University Press, and the man who determined the type of books which still preoccupy the Press: learned and educational books, and the Bible." Tiny soiling mark on top of text block, small shallow bump to top of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has old tape repairs at top/bottom inside of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small surface paper loss on front panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
AMONG THE GENTLY MAD:  PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
6 Basbanes, Nicholas A. AMONG THE GENTLY MAD: PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
New York Henry Holt 2002 0805051597 / 9780805051599 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) delightfully discursive twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that combines a fresh respect for proven methods of acquisition with sound advice on how to use the exciting electronic tools now available. Drawing on the superb insight he has gathered from some of the world's most notable collectors, dealers, and librarians, (the author) offers a penetrating consideration of the pastime as it enters an era in which 'everything', it seems, has become collectible, an era in which the computer has become an indispensable tool. For newcomers, this book presents the rare opportunity to look over the shoulders of accomplished book hunters, all with their own successful strategies, as they pursue their prey, to glean some invaluable tips from the pros. Along with conveying the thrill of the chase, their stories remind readers that good books bought shrewdly are 'always' wise inventments. Traditionalists who believe that preparation and knowledge remain the soundest foundations for success will not be disappointed by Basbane's contention that for all the wonders of the Internet, there is still no substitute for going out into the field, meeting up with kindred spirits at book fairs, open shops, auctions, and flea markets, and learning how to 'handle the goods' from people who have been there. At the same time, he questions the relevance of a few axioms that have been accepted as gospel, while explaining the timeless wisdom of others." Tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny scuff at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOYALIST VIGNETTES AND SKETCHES., Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry, editors.
7 Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry, editors. LOYALIST VIGNETTES AND SKETCHES.
Governor Simcoe Branch, The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 1984. 
183 pp + Index, 4to (11" H), hard cover (simulated red leather with gold lettering on spine and front cover, decorative emblem in gold on front cover) - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w illustrations. "This book is the principal bicentennial project of the Governor Simcoe Branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. Its purpose is to gather and preserve a collection of anecdotes, biographies and achievements of the United Empire Loyalists and their descendants." Contains over 80 pieces on various United Empire Loyalists, families, incidents, etc. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 2 1971.  (VOLUME II - 1971.), Branigan, Keith; Brown, P.D.C.; Cleere, Henry; Davies, R.W.; Dunnett, Rosalind; Frere, S.S.; Keppie, Lawrence J.F.; Mann, J.C.; Margary, I.D.; Mattingly, Harold B.; Osborne, P.J.; Reed, Nicholas; Wacher, J.S.; Wainwright, G.J.; Welch, M.G.; Williams
8 Branigan, Keith; Brown, P.D.C.; Cleere, Henry; Davies, R.W.; Dunnett, Rosalind; Frere, S.S.; Keppie, Lawrence J.F.; Mann, J.C.; Margary, I.D.; Mattingly, Harold B.; Osborne, P.J.; Reed, Nicholas; Wacher, J.S.; Wainwright, G.J.; Welch, M.G.; Williams BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 2 1971. (VOLUME II - 1971.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1971. 
347 pp + 41 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, graphs, tables (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: List of Plates; Lists of Illustrations in the Text; Notes for Contributors; Editorial; Co rrigendum to Vol. I; Pavements and Poverty in the Chiltern Villas; The Church at Richborough; Ironmaking in a Roman Furnace; The Roman Military Diet; The Excavation of the Roman Theatre at Gosbecks; The Forum and Baths at Caistor by Norwich ; L e g i o V III Augusta and the Claudian Invasion; Spoken Latin in Britain as evidenced in the Inscriptions; The Fishbourne Story; The Verulamium (1960) Hoard of 'Barbarous Radiates'; An Insect Fauna from the Roman Site at Alcester, Warwickshire ; T he F if th Y e ar of Agricola's Campaigns; Roman Iron Beams; The Excavation of a fortified Settlement at Walesland Rath, Pembrokeshire; Late Romans and Saxons in Sussex; Roman Building-materials in South-East England; Notes: A Relief of a Rom an o- Bri tis h W arr ior -G od - A Pottery Mould-Fragment from Littlemore, Oxford - A Roman coarse-ware pottery Strainer from Brockley Hill, Middlesex; Roman Britain in 1970: Sites explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roma n S tud ies; Ind exes . I nter ior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, minor edge wear - very light at bottom of spine, very light bump at three corners - migrates into adjacent pages. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
I WOULD DO IT AGAIN:  REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES., Campbell, Robert E.  Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose.
9 Campbell, Robert E. Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose. I WOULD DO IT AGAIN: REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "Urged many times to write the story of his life, Mr. Robert Campbell, now in his eighty-eighth year, finally acceded to the request. The result is this very readable book of reminiscence, rich in humour and history, adventure and anecdote, told by a master storyteller. In a breezy and colloquial style the author tells of his experiences in and around Banff, of his political life, experiences in the army during World War I, and his encounters with important visitors in the Canadian Rockies. This is not only a fascinating story, but a valuable record of early days when the Rockies were just beginning to attract attention as a tourist centre for the world." A few scattered very small light stains on page 49, light edge wear, small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, creases at top of rear panel, several edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PRINTED WORD., Chappell, Warren.
10 Chappell, Warren. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PRINTED WORD.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970 0394445341 / 9780394445342 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
244 pp + Index, 9 9/16" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) book that will inform the layman and give pleasure to the typophile. In it the aesthetic and technical considerations basic to the art and process of printing, from the earliest formulation of the letters of the alphabet to recent developments in twentieth-century graphic technology, are made clear through a lucid and lively narrative interspersed with more than 200 pertinent illustrations - calligraphy, typefaces, great books and their pages, presses and workshops - all carefully chosen and fitted into the text. Here is the evolution of the printing press - the ingenious and imaginative contributions of the great printers. And always the interaction between printing and the society and culture in which it grew is underlined." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny tear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
11 Clay, Catrine. KING, KAISER, TSAR: THREE ROYAL COUSINS WHO LED THE WORLD TO WAR.
London John Murray 2007 0719565375 / 9780719565373 Soft Cover Very Good 
416 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "The King, the Kaiser and the Tsar - George V, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II - were close cousins who knew each other as Georgie, Willy and Nicky. Between them they ruled half the world. Their lives had overlapped since childhood, in palaces of unimaginable opulence, surrounded by flattery and political intrigue. They saw themselves as a trade union of kings, standing firm against Socialism, Republicanism and revolution. But behind the friendliness lurked quarrels and, as the First World War loomed, they turned on each other. Ultimately, when Nicholas II begged for exile in the midst of Russia's revolution, his cousins denied him. This compelling tale of privilege, power and political machination explores whether their blunders caused the lead-up to war and the end of autocratic monarchy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book is very slightly cocked, spine has light creases and is slightly concave. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BLEAK SEASONS.  BOOK ONE OF THE GLITTERING STONE.  THE SIXTH CHRONICLE OF THE BLACK COMPANY., Cook, Glen.
12 Cook, Glen. BLEAK SEASONS. BOOK ONE OF THE GLITTERING STONE. THE SIXTH CHRONICLE OF THE BLACK COMPANY.
New York Tor / Tom Doherty 1996 0312861052 / 9780312861056 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket art by Nicholas Jainschigg. 
316 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). "(T)he harrowing tale of the defense of Dejagore, as told by Murgen, a seasoned veteran of many brutal campaigns. The Black Company has taken the fortress of Stormgard from the evil Shadowlanders, lords of darkness from the far reaches of the earth. Now the waiting begins. Exhausted from the long siege, vastly outnumbered, and beset by powerful sorcery, the Company have risked their souls, as well as their lives to hold their hard-fought-for prize. But this is the end of an age, and great forces are at work. The ancient race known as the Nyeung Bao swear that ancient gods are stirring. The Company's commander has gone mad and flirts with the forces of darkness. Only Murgen, touched by a spell that has set his soul adrift in time, begins at last to comprehend the dark design that has made pawns fo men and gods alike." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at top, Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE BRITISH CONQUEST OF MANILA 1762-1763.  CAMDEN FOURTH SERIES VOLUME 8., Cushner, Nicholas P., editor.
13 Cushner, Nicholas P., editor. DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE BRITISH CONQUEST OF MANILA 1762-1763. CAMDEN FOURTH SERIES VOLUME 8.
Royal Historical Society / University College, London, 1971. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (beige/olive cloth with black title blocks and gold lettering/banding on spine) - no dust jacket. Documents are in the original English or Spanish, without translations. Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Introduc tion; Preparations; The Siege and Capture; Aftermath of Conquest; Epilogue; List of Documents; Index. Previous owner's notation (7 lines) in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear boa r d , tiny bump at bottom corner of rear board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822., Davis, Richard C., editor.  (Sir John Franklin.)
14 Davis, Richard C., editor. (Sir John Franklin.) SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822.
Toronto Champlain Society 1995 0969342543 / 9780969342540 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
cix, 463 pp, (xxiii), large 8vo (9 1/2" H), red cloth with gold lettering/banding/emblem on spine (no dust jacket - as issued). Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1250 copies, this copy unnumbered. B&w illustrations, 3 maps (2 double-page). "This volume contains nearly complete transcriptions of the extant journals kept by John Franklin during his expedition to the unknown northern coast of the North American continent in the years 1819 to 1822. Only a few abstracts and tables of observations from the extant journal books have been excluded, and they, for the most part, are available in the appendices to Franklin's published 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22'. The present volume also includes transcriptions of a selection of correspondence written during the preparation for and execution of Franklin's first expedition. While most of the letters included here were written by Franklin, some were written by other correspondents to Franklin. A few highly selective pieces were neither written nor recieved by Franklin, but bear special relevance to letters that Franklin wrote. The Introduction provides short biographies of some of the men involved, and then establishes an historical context in which to situate the 1819-22 expedition. The sources of the various documents are next identified, followed by an attempt to understand what brought about the deaths of 11 out of 20 men under Franklin's leadership." Some minor wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS., Delderfield, R.F.  (Ronald Frederic Delderfield.)
15 Delderfield, R.F. (Ronald Frederic Delderfield.) NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS.
Philadelphia Chilton 1966 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
242 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Napoleon, that master strategist, created twenty-six Marshals of France between the years 1804 and 1815. These men, who held the highest positions in the Empire after Napoleon himself, came from diverse, and often humble backgrounds. Among the twenty-six were officers, sergeant majors, rankers, apprentices, a farmer's boy, a brewer, a poet, a smuggler, an actor, a barber, and a prince. The two qualities they all had in common were courage and ambition. During the years when Napoleon was conqueror of most of Europe, the marshals acquired titles and great riches, and in the end there was only one who was not to some extent corrupted by greed or ambition, and who remained loyal to the man who had elevated them all to power. Through their stories, and the eyes of the author, the entire panorama of French history, from the first days of the French Revolution until the restoration of the Bourbons, is seen. The color and excitement of the great battles, the strategy, the roll of history is here in (this book), the first to follow the actual careers of the marshals from July, 1789, until their deaths." Light cigarette odor, a few pages with small a soft wrinkle at top corner, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light browning at top edge, very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Christopher Hibbert. Illustrations by Charles Keeping. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
London Folio Society 1994 Reissue Hard Cover Fine Charles Keeping. 
820 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), in maroon slipcase with Dickens' signature in gold. Bound in the new series binding of full cream cloth printed with a montage of Charles Keeping's illustrations from the text, maroon spine label and endpapers. The illustrations consist of a frontispiece and 65 smaller b&w sketches by Keeping. Slipcase has minor rubbing, minor soiling on bottom. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
17 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Simon Callow. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz". 
835 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 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Tiny faint soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  WINTER, 1967.  VOL. XLV.  NO. 184., Erskine, David, ed.  (W.Y. Carman, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. H. Moyse-Bartlett, J.P. Entract, Richard L. Blanco, Major G. Tylden, Major R.M. Collins, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, et al.)
18 Erskine, David, ed. (W.Y. Carman, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. H. Moyse-Bartlett, J.P. Entract, Richard L. Blanco, Major G. Tylden, Major R.M. Collins, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. WINTER, 1967. VOL. XLV. NO. 184.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1967. 
Paging runs 191 - 254, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: Major Timothy Raper - 19th Regiment, c. 1829; Nicholas Brown - 10th Hussars, c. 1809; "Ronald": The Balaclava Charger of Lord Cardiga n; Military Historiography: 1850-1860; "Cumming of the 9th"; Lieutenant-General Norman MacLeod: 1754-1801; An Officer of the East York Militia: 1850; The Attempted Control of Venereal Disease in the Army of Mid-Victorian England; The Princi p a l S m a l l Arms Carried by British Regular Infantry / Notes: 12th Lancers at Leeds, 1860; etc. Interior - very tiny bump at bottom corner of textblock, minor crease in fore-edge margin of pages, tiny stain in top margin of pages 207/208, oth er wi se cl ea n an d tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, minor wrinkling on spine, minor bump to fore-edge of rear cover, light soiling a few very small stain s o n t op o f t ext bl ock - migrate slightly into top margin of pages. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TORONTO IN ART:  150 YEARS THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES., Firth, Edith G.
19 Firth, Edith G. TORONTO IN ART: 150 YEARS THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside / City of Toronto 1983 0889027129 / 9780889027121 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, 11 1/4" H. (B)rings together reproductions of over 170 paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, in which 130 individual artists have interpreted aspects of the city of Toronto, from its incorporation in 1834 right up to the present day. Although organized in five chronological sections, it is not simply an illustrated history of the city. Rather it is a gallery of pictures accompanied by explanatory texts. Special emphasis has been given to new and unfamiliar material, and over 100 of the pictures in the book have never been reproduced before. Care has also been taken to reflect the ethnic, religious, social and cultural diversity of the city. The big names are here, among them such figures as Paul Kane, Sanford Fleming and Robert Harris from the Victorian period, several members of the Group of Seven, and more recent masters such as Jack Bush and David Milne. But here also are a host of less famous artists: some city residents, some passing visitors, some anonymous, some amateurs whose enthusiasm was greater than their talent. All, however, in their own ways, have made a vital contribution to our record of Toronto as it was and is." Minor scuff on bottom edge of front board, book slightly curved. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, very light edge wrinkling, three small edge tears archivally taped, slight waviness to back panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
20 Gelardi, Julia P. FROM SPLENDOR TO REVOLUTION: THE ROMANOV WOMEN, 1847-1928.
New York St. Martin's Press, 2011 0312371152 / 9780312371159 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
482 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "The years between the early 1850s and the late 1920s marked a turbulent and significant era for Russia. During that time the country underwent a massive transformation, taking it from days of grandeur under the tsars to the chaos of revolution and the beginnings of the Soviet Union. At the center of this tumult were four women of the Romanov dynasty. Marie Alexandrovna and Olga Constantinovna were born into the family, Russian grand duchesses at birth. Marie Feodorovna and Marie Pavlovna married into the dynasty: the former born a princess of Denmark, the latter a duchess of the German duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. These Romanov women, distinguished in varying degrees by their beauty and elegance, their wealth and power, savored a life of privilege and unsurpassed luxury. Marie Alexandrovna, Tsar Alexander II's pampered daughter, astonished her mother-in-law, Queen Victoria, with her strength of character. Thrust into the role of queen at age sixteen, Olga Constaninovna's altruistic streak benefited Greeks and Russians alike. Charming and vivacious, Marie Feodorovna, the mother of the ill-fated Tsar Nicholas II, excelled in her role as empress. Formidable and ambitious, Marie Pavlovna emerged as a rival to Tsarina Alexandra, Nicholas II's embattled consort. (This book) presents the unforgettable political and personal dramas of these extraordinary women. What began for them as a time of splendor ended after World War I with Russia destroyed by revolution." Small soft bump to top corner of pages 367 to 436, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - two tiny tears at top, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, soft crease down front hinge area, light edge wrinkling - maily at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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