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London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Motorbooks, Osceola, WI, 1988, first edition. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879382864 "The enemies were numerous. The jungle heat and the broad sea, the North Vietnamese Air Force and their arch ace Colonel Tomb, the MiG-17s and MiG-21s. Points on the Ameri can side were our elite pilots, aircraft and weapons: the Thunderchiefs, Crusaders and, of course, Phantoms. The air battles of the Vietnam War were fierce; the victors earned their wings and the kill markings emblazoned on their planes. (Th i s b o o k) spotlights the duels between America's pilots and the MiGs in the skies over Southeast Asia. Most of all, this is a book about airplanes. Here are the Phantoms Colonel Robin Olds piloted to score four kills. The intrepid Skyhawk whi ch d o wn ed a MiG-17 with an unguided air-to-ground missile. And F-4 number 155880 which finally blew Hanoi's Colonel Tomb out of the sky, earning its pilot ace status. Here are the men and machines that flew Rolling Thunder and Linebacker I a nd II. Mil ita ry expert Robert F. Dorr has collected a superb gallery of glowing color photos - many of the contemporary - and written a detailed history, chock full of anecdotes." A few tiny dints on front board, small light stain on top edge of bo th b o ards . D ust jacket has a few tiny dints on front panel, very small closed puncture on front hinge, very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal 1988 0897472136 / 9780897472135 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
64 pp, 11" H, (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, artwork. Contents: Introduction; The Players; Captain Gene Tucker; Carrier Operations during the Vietnam War; Observations on the W ar; Guy Freeborn; Tucker's First MiG Engagement; Admiral John Disher; Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III; Bill "Burner" Beardsley; Tucker's MiG Kill - 10 August 1972; Losses; Epilog. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext erior - very light edge wear, light rubbing - moderate on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
New York Vanguard Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Howard Simon. 
299 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H). B&w drawings. "Here are stories overflowing with excitement and crammed with laughs - stories about enchanted fish, friendly giants, daring hunters, trained mosquitoes, evil pirates; stories about ordinary sailors and farmers and millers, and stories about characters from history; stories about people and stories about phantoms and ghosts. These stories come from the great states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, but they will be cherished - just as was 'New England Bean-Pot', Dr. Jagendorf's first collection of folk stories - by boys and girls from every state - yes, and by their parents, too. You get some idea of what a wonderful adventure this book provides from the titles of some of its fifty-seven stories: Mighty Mose, the Bowery B'hoy; The Tale of Anthony's Nose; The Phantom Painter in the Steeple; A New Way of Tamin' Wolves; Hi-Ho, the Mosquitoes of New Jersey!; Jonas and the Sturgeon; The Best Devil in the Land; The Fiddler of Fiddler's Bridge; Fiery-Tempered Jake; Fearless John and the Giant Monster; The Hex and the Oxen; A Trickster Tricks the Devil; Chug-Chug Along the O-h-i-o; The Haunted Mine; Cookus, Bopple, and Yeakle; The Spider on the Wall;, etc., etc." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor browning on inside hinge gutters. Dust jacket is price clipped, has heavy fading to spine (lettering still very legible), light rubbing, very light soiling, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with some tiny chips and small tears, a few tiny foxing marks on inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
5 Kenin, Millea, ed. (Steve Eng, John Gregory Betancourt, Bruce Boston, Pat Merritt, Jean Youell Johnson, Wendy McElroy, Ellin Carter, Robert Randolph Medcalf, Jr., Lee Ballentine, Suzanne Bernhardt, William J. Vernon, S.R. Compton, Scott E. Green, e ALIENS & LOVERS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF EROTIC POETRY WITH FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION THEMES.
Unique Graphics, Oakland, CA, 1983. 
102 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. "(An) anthology of erotic poems and graphic art with science fiction and fantasy themes. Featuring the work of poets of the fantastic such as Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Leilah Wendell, Bruce Boston, Steve Rasnic Tem, Robert Franzier, Janet Fox, Ellin Carter, and many others." Interior - slight bump to top corner of textblock, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, one front corner and one rear corner have creases, small irregular tear (glued) on spine, two creases on spine, minor rubbing. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES OR WEIRD TALES., Le Fanu, J. Sheridan; Young, Charles, Sir, and Others.
6 Le Fanu, J. Sheridan; Young, Charles, Sir, and Others. A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES OR WEIRD TALES.
New York New Amsterdam Book Company 1896 First American Edition Hard Cover Good A. Burnham Shute. 
256 pp, 6 3/4" H. Yellow cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Four b&w tissue-covered plates (including frontispiece). A collection of supernatural tales by British and American authors, including "Dickon the Devil" by Sheridan le Fanu. Each story has its own half title page, but no indication of authorship. Contents: Dickon the Devil; A Debt of Honor; Devereux's Dream; Catherine's Quest; Haunted; Pichon and Sons, of the Croix Rousse; The Phantom Fourth; The Spirit's Whisper; Dr. Feversham's Story; The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts; What Was It? Previous owner's signature, date (1896) and a very small number in ink on free front endpaper; the odd faint foxing mark on pages or tissues - mostly on preliminary pages; slight toning to page margins; moderate browning to spine; light edge wear; light soiling to boards; two very light corner bumps; minor lean to spine; browning to edges of text block. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 325.00 USD
THE ART OF WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS:  THE GLORY OF FLIGHT., Park, Edwards.  Introduction by Stephen Coonts.
7 Park, Edwards. Introduction by Stephen Coonts. THE ART OF WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS: THE GLORY OF FLIGHT.
Shelton, Connecticut Greenwich Workshop 1994 0867130229 / 9780867130225 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ William S. Phillips. 
172 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely and beautifully illustrated in color and b&w with reproductions of the artist's work. "William S. Phillips is a triple threat in the aviation art world. Not only is he a painter who can portray aircraft with exemplary precision, but he can also place that aircraft in a panorama that rivals the work of the finest landscape artist. To top it all off, he is a master of in-flight action; his detail-ed, soaring work communicates the glory of flight. From the thrill of lift-off, the speed of low-level flying, the power of high level bombing, and the danger of the dogfight, to the extraordinary exhilaration of just flying, William Phillips is your copilot. Through the text of 'Smithsonian' and 'National Geographic' writer Ted Park and rare archival photographs, you'll meet some of the top pilots and war aces. And throught the paintings and accompanying sketches, you can experience air travel like never before. The finest reproduction possible is supervised by the artist to fill these pages with more than eighty full-color pieces of art, plus sketches and drawings direct from Phillips' personal sketches. In addition, there are two three-page fold-outs, to communicate the sensation of flying as no other book can." Faint erased pencil mark at top corner of free front endpaper, tiny dint on top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear.wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, 1 1/2" closed tear at bottom of rear flap-fold- archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
8 Reynolds, James. Introduction by Padraic Colum. GHOSTS IN IRISH HOUSES.
New York Creative Age Press 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- James Reynolds. Inscribed
283 pp, 10 3/4" H. Boldly inscribed on half title page: "All good Fortune / James Reynolds", with double underscore and a star beneath. Map of Ireland on endpapers in shades of green and white showing location of the haunted houses. 9 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated), plus 16 full page b&w drawings and 4 smaller b&w drawings. **Please note: at some time in its life, this book has been "married" to a Bonanza dust jacket of the same or similar vintage that fits it perfectly - i.e. this is not the original dust jacket.** "With senses tuned to the cry of the banshee, no people are more intimate with spirits - both horrible and friendly - than the richly imaginative Irish. In this magnificently conceived and superbly executed book, James Reynolds, Irish-born painter, horseman, and traveler, has selected and retold twenty-two folk tales from a collection of more than two hundred gathered during his life in Ireland. He invariably captures the perfect note of eerie, the terrifying, and the comic in these paintings, drawings, and this subtly polished prose; for he is 'ghost-conscious' and 'castle-conscious', as Padraic Colum says, and can describe with the words of a poet what a painter sees. Here are ghosts and demons that have flouished from the tenth to the twentieth century - the horrible, gluttonous ghost of Jason Bannott, the harpies of 'The Ghostly Catch', the madly comic ghosts of the O'Haggerty twins - all the ghosts that midnight fancy shivers to imagine." Spine color has darkened, light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a one inch very light red pencil line on blank page 12, a 1/8" strip of browning at top edge of page 6, slight toning in page margins, very small paper slub on chapter title page 89. Dust jacket has light browning on inside, tear (archivally taped) at top of rear panel with soft crease; light discoloration on fore-edge of front flap, at top of spine and under wrinkles in laminate on rear panel, light browming at top edge, tiny closed tear on spine. 
Price: 85.00 USD
GHOSTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES:  THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN MEDIEVAL SOCIETY., Schmitt, Jean-Claude.  Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan.
9 Schmitt, Jean-Claude. Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan. GHOSTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN MEDIEVAL SOCIETY.
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1998 0226738884 / 9780226738888 Soft Cover Very Good 
290 pp, 9" H. "(E)xamines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, revealing the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other during the middle ages. Schmitt also discusses Augustine's influence on medieval authors; the link between dreams and autobiographical narratives; and monastic visions and folklore. Including numerous color reproductions of ghosts and ghostly trappings, this book presents a unique and intriguing look at medieval culture." Interior - soft crease at top corner of pages 80 to 140, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one very tiny corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Hamlyn, (London, 1989), first edition. 
80 pp, oblong (6 1/8" x 8 1/2") hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0600564355 Profusely illustrated with color photographs and drawings. Contents: Strike Fighter Requirement; 'A Very Low-Key Affair'; Enter the 'Vark; Improved Phantoms; Electric Jet; Combat in the 80s; US Fighter Inventory. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
Toronto Dundurn Soft Cover Near Fine Joe Silvey and John Mantha. 
58 pp, 86 pp - 2 volumes 9" H. Spirit Quest (ISBN 9781550028317 - second printing, 2009 - b&w illustrations by Joe Silvey) - "Told in the tradition of rich Coast Salish legend, Diane Silvey recounts the adventures of teenaged twins Kaya and Tala as they journey into the British Columbian wilderness confronting fish and fowl, beast and phantom, on their mission to retrieve a sacred box which symbolizes the spirit of their people. They encounter wolverines, snakes and sharp-toothed fish of the deep as well as ferocious hawkmen and the evil spirits of the underworld as they and their mystical friend Y push ahead on the back on an eagle." Time of the Thunderbird (ISBN 9781550027921 - first printing, 2008 - b&w illustrations by John Mantha) - "Kaya and Tala are on a new mission to discover why the children from a village in British Columbia have disappeared. Earth dwarves are being blamed for the missing children, but the twins are sure they're not at fault. Something very sinister has happened, so the sister and brother set out with Yaket, their friend and companion, to rescue the kidnapped children. Along the way they undergo a series of tests and meet a mysterious owl, a talking rock, a cedar ogre, Aixos, the most ferocious of all sea serpents, and the Thunderbird himself!" Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - clean and bright. 
Price: 22.50 USD
THE ROYAL MEWS., Stewart-Wilson, Mary.  Photographs by David Cripps.  Foreword by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
12 Stewart-Wilson, Mary. Photographs by David Cripps. Foreword by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. THE ROYAL MEWS.
Bodley Head, London, 1991. 
192 pp, oblong 8vo (8 11/16" H x 10 5/8" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370313453 Profusely illustrated in colour. "The Royal Mews behind Buckingham Palace is the department of the Royal Household responsible for the horse-drawn and motor travel arrangements of Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family. Its buildings form a hidden village of stables, workshops, homes, offices and garages, and the Mews community, despite modernisation, flourishes on customs and traditions that have been handed down over nine reigns. The Queen's regular use of horses and carriages has provided essential patronage for the skills of the craftsmen who also work there and are involved in their upkeep. The international media co v e r a g e t hat is given to many domestic and ceremonial occasions throughout the Royal year means that Her Majesty's carriages and cars are very much in the public eye. But whether seen on the streets, the television screen or the printed page, t he re i s li t tl e time for the spectator to absorb the wealth of historic detail that is on view in any royal procession. In their new book, Mary Stewart-Wilson and David Cripps present an unrivalled account of the carriages, horses, harness, li ver y a nd ca rs of th e Royal Mews. What they have done is to stop the procession to allow a closer look at two and a half centuries of regal splendour and service to the Crown." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Fin e/Ne ar F ine 
Price: 25.00 USD

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