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CHARIOT:  THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE., Cotterell, Arthur.
1 Cotterell, Arthur. CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.
London Pimlico 2004 0712669426 / 9780712669429 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - some 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is grapically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Illiad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 325 B.C. Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 B.C., on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Britain to Korea." Includes a chapter titled 'Survivals, Ritual and Racing'. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
2 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ULYSSES.  (WITH DOUBLE DUST JACKET.), Joyce, James.
3 Joyce, James. ULYSSES. (WITH DOUBLE DUST JACKET.)
London The Bodley Head 1967 Seventh Impression with Corrections. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
939 pp, 7 3/4" H, medium green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, top edge blue/grey. Includes Appendix: "Corresponding Pages in Old and New Editions". With two dust jackets - the first with b&w photographs from Joseph Strick's 1967 film (Molly Bloom and Blazes Boylan on front, Leopold Bloom on back), the under dust jacket is the traditional dark green with black lettering on spine and front and white archer's bow on spine. Both have 30s Net and New Edition / Seventh Impression on front flap, but different blurbs. "Using as his framework an account of a single day in the life of Leopold Bloom, a middle-class Dublin Jew, Joyce explored the human condition in (the 20th) century with penetrating insight, and with a dazzling display of new techniques which had a revolutionary effect on literature. Its wit, its poetry, above all its unconquerable, life-enhancing charity, have won the book a vast readership, which even today is till on the increase." Very light edge wear to boards, slight fading to colour on top edge of text block, minor soiling on edges of text block, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dark green under dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Outer dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing on panels, two water stains on spine, light foxing on inside surface, very small tear at top of spine - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY.  2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES., Lang, Jeanie.  (Homer.)
4 Lang, Jeanie. (Homer.) STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY. 2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES.
London T.C. & E.C. Jack Hard Cover Good W. Heath Robinson. 
119 pp + 118 pp, 6" H - 2 volumes. 8 colour plates (including frontispiece) per volume. No date. Stories of the Trojan War and Odysseus' wanderings following it, retold for children. Each book has a blank Thoreau Macdonald bookplate at front. Books are slightly cocked, have light fading to spine color, light browning to edges of text blocks and on endpapers, small label on rear pastedown, small number stamp on rear free endpaper, some toning to page margins and gutters. Iliad has light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at botom corner of boards. Odyessy has moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling on top of text block, one very small corner bump, small area of surface paper loss on text page 105 - piece is glued to verso of opposite illustration page, three page leaves roughtly opened at bottom edge - archivally repaired. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Nickless, Will. OWLGLASS CHRONICLES. 4 VOLUME SET. 1. OWLGLASS. 2. THE NITEHOOD. 3. MOLEPIE. 4. DOTTED LINES.
John Baker, London, (1964), John Baker/Oliver & Boyd, London, (1966), John Baker, London, (1967), (1968). Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
135 pp, 136 pp, 133 pp, 122 pp, 8vo - 4 volumes. B&w illustrations by the author. A wonderful fantasy world set in the Sussex countryside, populated by characters such as Mr. Harris (later Sir Odysseus) - a wealthy rat , Meles Brock Esq., a badger, Mr. Popghose, a weasel, and the Hon. Richard William Strix Flammea de Striges, an owl, affectionately referred to as old Beak and Claws. From the finding of a pair of eyeglasses for the Hon. Richard, so he won't mistake members of the Club for his dinner, the knighting of Mr. Harris and the subsequent building of the Harris Institute, holiday celebrations, court cases, and story nights at the Club, the animals of Rotherside provide another world to escape into. Minor edge wear to boards of vols. 1, 2,& 3, light edge wear to boards and christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper of 4. Books are bright and clean. All dust jackets have light to moderate edge wear and rubbing, are price-clipped (# 4 not as neatly as the others), 3/4" dia. sticker pull on front panel of vol. 1, light wrinkling to top/bottom edges of vol.2, a few tiny nicks/closed tears/light edge wrinkling/small water mark at bottom edge to vol. 4. All jacket colors are bright and attractive and are now protected in mylar sleeves. Overall a Very Good set. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE NITEHOOD., Nickless, Will.
6 Nickless, Will. THE NITEHOOD.
Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1966, first edition. 
136 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations by the author. "Mr Harris, (a rat) who has come into money, is eager to improve the social tone of his friends and neighbours, and to win for himself the recognition of an esta blished place in society; he aspires to a knighthood. His efforts to enlighten the deeply conservative little animals around him meets with little success: how he fares in his more ambitious aim is told in the pages of this story. Assist e d b y t h e ingenious poet (and valet, Beddoes Waterbrook, a rabbit) and by the accidental cross purposes that occur in the larger world of the Others, strange things happen and curious things emerge....To suspend disbelief and begin the story is t o e nt e r a ne w world: a world separate but intertwined with that of our everyday experience. There is a cricket match, of which the strangest thing is perhaps that it remains unrecorded by Neville Cardus, for it is impossible to imagine him ab se nt on su ch a n o cc asion. Then there is Old Beak and Claws (the owl) and his collection of snuff boxes....It may not always be, as Otter Mullet the fishmonger remarks on one occasion, 'good natural history', but it is as well to remem ber some tim es tha t t her e a re o the r sorts of truth (and the poetic not least among them) that are even more important to human beings than that particular variety found within the covers of text books...." Publisher's label (John Baker) glue d ov er or igin al publ ishe r's name (Oli ver & Boyd) on title page, previous owner's name/date on rear pastedown, small bump to bottom corner of both boards, light wrinkling and slight fading at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to mo derat e e dge w ear/w rink ling, light rub bing and soiling - mainly on rear panel and on spine, old price written in pen on front flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER., Palmer, George Herbert, translator.  (Homer.)
7 Palmer, George Herbert, translator. (Homer.) THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Houghton Mifflin 1929 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good - N.C. Wyeth. 
314 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red boards with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Pictorial endpapers. Sixteen colour plates (including frontispiece) by N.C. Wyeth (collated). The epic story of the adventures of Odysseus, translated into prose. Contents: The Council of the Gods; The Departure of Telemachus; At Pylos; At Lacedaemon; The Raft of Odysseus; The Landing at Phaeacia; The Welcome of Alcinous; The Stay in Phaeacia; The Cyclops; Circe; The Land of the Dead; The Sirens; From Phaeacia to Ithaca; The Stay with Eumaeus; Telemachus and Eumaeus; The Recognition by Telemachus; The Return of Telemachus to Ithaca; The Fight of Odysseus and Irus; The Meeting with Penelope; Before the Slaughter; The Trial of the Bow; The Slaughter of the Suitors; The Recognition of Penelope; Peace. Previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown, small margin tear on title page and three other pages - archivally taped, some darkening to edges of text block, light wear at top/bottom of spine - a few tiny chips and tears at top of spine, very minor corner wear, light fading to color on spine and front hinge. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
GODS AND HEROES OF THE GREEKS: THE LIBRARY OF APOLLODORUS., Simpson, Michael.
8 Simpson, Michael. GODS AND HEROES OF THE GREEKS: THE LIBRARY OF APOLLODORUS.
Amherst University of Massachusetts Press 1976 0870232061 / 9780870232060 Sixth printing Soft Cover Very Good+ Leonard Baskin 
311 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The immortal characters of Greek mythology enact their dramas, conflicts, and passions in the 'Library of Apollodorus'. Probably composed in the first century A.D., it is the only Greek handbook of mythology to survive antiquity, and is a major source of our knowledge of Greek myths. Beginning with the birth of the gods and ending with the death of Odysseus, the 'Library' traces the destinies of such great mythic figures as Prometheus, Oedipus, Heracles, Daedalus, and the heroes of the Trojan War. Michael Simpson's new translation captures the fine simplicity and straightforwardness of the original. Leonard Baskin's drawings throw a unique contemporary light on this ancient world." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny scuff on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD., Wilkens, Iman.
9 Wilkens, Iman. WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1991, first U.S. edition. 
365 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312059949 Map endpapers, b&w maps, plans, drawings, reproductions. "Arguing, convincingly, that the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey' do not fit the topography, geology, climate, and oceanic tidal patterns of the eastern Mediterranean, Wilkens relocates the Homeric scene in western Europe and the northern Atlantic, revealing the precise site of Troy itself and the plain on which the Trojan War was fought. By examining the texts in det ail, Wilkens has identified over 400 place-names in western Europe and concludes that the original oral version was composed by Homer several hundred years before it was written down. He reveals that the Trojan War was fought on a far larger scale than previously thought, by Celts from regions as far apart as Scandinavia and Spain, and that the 'Odyssey' provided an oral map for illiterate Celtic seafarers - an extraordinary and enlightening journey into prehistory that is as exciting as the voyages of Odysseus. Thanks to Wilkens' patient detective work, many of the most puzzling aspects of Homer's epic poems now fall into place, enabling the reader - perhaps for the first time - to understand fully the meaning and significance of Euro pe's oldest literary masterpieces.' Very light dust soiling on top of textblock, minor soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge w ear, very light edge wrinkling, light creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at bottom of front flap, light rubbing to glossy surfaces, very small faint scuff on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 


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