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AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930., Adamson, Jeremy.  Photography by Kit Latham.
1 Adamson, Jeremy. Photography by Kit Latham. AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930.
Rizzoli, New York, (1993). 
175 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0847816702 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. Contents: Wicker in History; The Emergence of an American Industry, 1840-1873; The Great Rivals: Wakefiel d Rattan Company and Heywood Brothers and Company, 1874-1897; Victorian Wicker and the American Home, 1876-1900; The Search for New Materials, Styles, and Meanings in the Progressive Era, 1893-1914; Novel Uses, Technologies, and Designs for t h e M o d e rn Age, 1915-1930; Wicker in the 1930s. A few tiny dints on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, tiny dint on front panel. Very Good +/ Ve r y Go od 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN., Bonsal, Stephen.
2 Bonsal, Stephen. WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 
263 pp, 8 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge blue, map endpapers. "(T)akes us on (an) expedition with the French in Revolutionary days, using hitherto unpublished records, letters, and diaries to supply fresh and lively detail. We sail aboard the French frigates to Newport; march with Rochambeau's men from Narragansett Bay to the capes of Virginia and Yorktown; see life in the colonies through the eyes of such distinguished visitors as Lafayette, de Grasse, Berthier, and Bougainville. Interspersed are intimate glimpses of Washington in the field, visits to Jefferson at Monitcello, and an account of the subsequent careers of the men who helped us win independence." Light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears (two old tape repairs on inside), piece missing at bottom of spine, edge creases, light browning at edges and on rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S YORK RANGERS, AN HISTORIC REGIMENT, Bull, Stewart H.  Foreword by David Macdonald Stewart.
3 Bull, Stewart H. Foreword by David Macdonald Stewart. THE QUEEN'S YORK RANGERS, AN HISTORIC REGIMENT
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822665 / 9780919822665 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
248 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour pictorial endpapers. Illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, maps, reproductions. The story of a Canadian regiment that can trace its lineage through more than two hundred years to the early days of European history on this continent. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Rogers' Rangers; The Queen's Rangers in the American Revolution; The Queen's Rangers in Upper Canada; The York Militia in the 19th Century; The 12th Regiment York Rangers; World War I; Reorganization, Amalgamations and Affiliations; World War II; The Regiment since 1945; Appendices: Rogers' Rules of Discipline for Rangers; The Story of the Colours; The Allied Regiments; The Queen's York Rangers' Cadet Corps; Changes in the 20th Century / Commanding Officers since 1919 / Honorary Colonels and Lieutenant-Colonels / Regimental Sergeant-Majors; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index. Slight cigarette odor, small bump causing soft creases to top corner of pages 1-42, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, a few light wrinkles in laminate, very light rubbing, very light browning to top inside edge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
5 PAMPHLETS.  1. SAVE AMERICA.  2. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY: ITS PRESENT DUTY AND OPPORTUNITY.  3. COLOSSAL DEBTS AND HEAVY TAXES.  4. A CALL TO ACTION.  5. THE HIGH COST OF GOVERNMENT., Butler, Nicholas Murray.
4 Butler, Nicholas Murray. 5 PAMPHLETS. 1. SAVE AMERICA. 2. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY: ITS PRESENT DUTY AND OPPORTUNITY. 3. COLOSSAL DEBTS AND HEAVY TAXES. 4. A CALL TO ACTION. 5. THE HIGH COST OF GOVERNMENT.
Stapled Good 
5 pamphlets by Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947). Mr. Butler was president of Columbia University for 43 years, was president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and twice sought to be the Republican nominee for the presidency (unsuccessfully). 1. Save America: An Address. Delivered at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Copley-Plaze Hotel, Boston, October 23, 1919. 20 pp, 7 1/4" H. / 2. The Republican Party: Its Present Duty and Opportunity. An Address Delivered before the Union League of Philadelphia, November 22, 1919. 26 pp, 9" H. / 3. Colossal Debts and Heavy Taxes. An address delivered on the invitation of the National Economy League at the Commodore Hotel, New York, and broadcast from the National Broadcasting Company's Station WEAF, New York, Wednesday, November 16, 1932. [12 pp], 9" H. / 4. A Call to Action. An address delivered at the invitation of the League of Nations Association from the Columbia Broadcasting Station, 485 Madison Avenue, New York, at 9:45 p.m., Friday, January 13, 1933. 7 pp, 9" H. / 5. The High Cost of Government. An address delivered on the invitation of the National Security League from the Columbia Broadcasting Station, 485 Madison Avenue, New York at 10:15 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 1933. 8 pp, 9" H. Interiors - pamphlets have varing amounts of rust on staples and rust staining in gutters. Exteriors - two pamphlets have rust on staples and stain on spine, three pamphlets have rust on staples, 1. has some very light staining rear cover; 2. has small soft bump at top and bottom corner, light toning to edges of covers, small tear chip at bottom of front cover; 3. has areas of light browning on rear cover and on two edges of front cover; 4. has some soft edge creasing, light browning and foxing at edges of covers, small light waterstain on spine/front hinge; 5. has some light browning at edges of covers. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
5 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped top and bottom, light creasing to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear/soiling. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS., Cavalier, Julian.  Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt.
6 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped at top and bottom, minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THOMAS MORRIS CHESTER, BLACK CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENT.  HIS DISPATCHES FROM THE VIRGINIA FRONT., Chester, Thomas Morris.  (R.J.M. Blackett, ed.)
7 Chester, Thomas Morris. (R.J.M. Blackett, ed.) THOMAS MORRIS CHESTER, BLACK CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENT. HIS DISPATCHES FROM THE VIRGINIA FRONT.
Da Capo, (New York, 1991), reprint. 
375 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "In 1864 the Philadelphia Press commissioned Thomas Morris Chester, son of an ex-slave, to cover the activities of black troops on the Virginia front. The only black correspondent for a major daily during the Civil War, Ch ester covered the crucial final year of the war around Richmond. His dispatches constitute the most sustained and extensive first-hand account of black soldiers in existence...In this volume, R.J.M. Blackett provides a concise biography of C h e s t e r and reproduces in annotated form his Civil War dispatches, which are remarkable for their detail and their graphic accounts of the destruction, the excitement, and the liberation of Civil War experience." Interior - clean and tight wit h no p re vi ou s ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on bottom of text block, light rubbing on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
8 Devins, Joseph H., Jr. THE VAAGSO RAID: THE COMMANDO ATTACK THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II.
Chilton, Philadelphia, 1968. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "In the dark, early morning hours of Saturday, December 27, 1941, a small force of British warships escorting two camouflaged excursion steamers slipped past a German lookou t station and sailed boldly into one of the great fjords of occupied Norway. Aboard the two steamers a tense group of British and Norwegian commandos rechecked their weapons and waited for the reaction of the nearby German coastal batteries . T h e t arget: Vaagso Island. Earlier thrusts by British raiding parties had deliberately avoided heavily defended sectors of the enemy coast. This was to be the first raid of the war on a fortified postion, a demonstration that the offensive sp i ri t wa s s trong in Britain despite the Nazi conquest of the Continent and the humiliation of Dunkerque. But the consequences of this sortie would reach far beyond the snow-covered mountains which reverberated that Saturday with the thud of ex pl o sio ns an d the snarl and rattle of sub-machine guns. The British gained vital experience in inter-service cooperation and information that would prove invaluable in subsequent raids on Dieppe and St. Nazaire. But in Berlin, Hitler was asto nis he d at th e da ri ng a nd apparent readiness of the British to hurl their forces into the teeth of a well prepared defense. As a result, he made decisions of major strategic importance. This is the story of a group of courageous men, of how they de velop ed a new typ e of fighting force, how they fought, how they died, and how they altered the course of the war." One tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, two small light soiling marks at bott om of rear pas tedown , lig ht da mpne ss ma rks at top/bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing - mainly on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, several dampness stains on inside top/bottom edge of front panel, several very s mall t ears/ chips. Very Good-/ Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Fowler, William M., Jr. REBELS UNDER SAIL: THE AMERICAN NAVY DURING THE REVOLUTION.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1976, book club edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Almost as soon as the smoke had settled at Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution was being fought on the sea as well as on land. A fragile and disunited coalition of thirteen colonies, embarking on a war with a great naval power, began to build a navy for the 'preservation of the lives, liberty and property of the good people of these Colonies'. (This book) provides a vivid and authoritative history of h o w t h e new American nation set about its task. Americans have always been a sea-minded people, and even before the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Congress resolved to build a strong navy. The maritime skills of New England and th e ti m be r, p itch and turpentine of the colonies had made them a major resource for the British navy; this resource the Americans now turned toward their own ends. Fowler describes how a small group of delegates to Congress, led by John Adam s an d str on gly su ppo rted by Washington, labored to form a powerful fighting fleet. He describes the difficulty of enlisting men for the navy (they preferred to sail on privateers where they could reap rich rewards from capturing enemy vessel s) , th e jock eyi ng f or c omma nd by captains, the building of ships in shipyards all up and down the coast. The fledgling navy made some terrible blunders - most notably the disastrous Penobscot expedition which cost the Americans dearly - but it also en joyed mom ents of gr eat g lory, particularly under its greatest commander, John Paul Jones. Fowler describes both the failures and the successes, and he surveys the story not just of the navy itself but of the privateers and merchant s hip s tha t f ought along side it." Light wrinkling and edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has slight edge browning on inside, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MISS PAT AND COMPANY LIMITED., Ginther, Pemberton.
10 Ginther, Pemberton. MISS PAT AND COMPANY LIMITED.
John C. Winston, Philadelphia, (c1916). 
256 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (olive cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, color illustration on front board) - no dust jacket (although front panel of dust jacket has been glued to free front endpaper). One of the 'Miss Pat' series. Interior - book lightly cracked at pages 192/193 - pages firmly held, pages browned very lightly, one small dog-ear crease. Exterior - light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of textblock, colors bright. VG- 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
11 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Ed King, Janet Greenstein Potter, Michael Zega, John C. Illman, William D. Middleton, David W. Salter, Ralph D. Pierce, Allan W. Miller, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 13. JULY/AUGUST 1998.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
114 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures; Public Art in Stations (Cincinnati Union Terminal and Philadelphia's 30th Street Station); Great Northern Indian Calendars (Winold Reiss, artist); TV Club for Flyer's Faithful (The Boys' Railroad Club); Pacific Great Eastern Trip (Vancouver to Quesnel, 1951); Photo Album; Indiana Railroad: All-American Interurban; Georgia Steam Trip Adventures (Gainesville Midland / '50s Dixie Decapods); Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1967 (Great Northern's new colors, Metroliners, SAL/ACL merger); Unforgettable Railroad Days (cherry trains & extra engines); Railroad Collectibles (brochures & postcards from world's fair); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad (Great Northern's 1921 ad for Glacie National Park). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SIXTY YEARS OF CANADIAN CRICKET., Hall, John E. And McCulloch, R.O.  Introduction by G.G.S. Lindsey.  Remarks by  Mr. F.W. Terry.  (Colonel Wallace, V.H. Steele, T.C. Patteson, Rev. T.D. Phillipps, Frederick Gale.)
12 Hall, John E. And McCulloch, R.O. Introduction by G.G.S. Lindsey. Remarks by Mr. F.W. Terry. (Colonel Wallace, V.H. Steele, T.C. Patteson, Rev. T.D. Phillipps, Frederick Gale.) SIXTY YEARS OF CANADIAN CRICKET.
Toronto Bryant Printing and Publishing 1895 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
572 pp, 9" H. Green cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. Errata slip tipped in at rear. 56 b&w plates, including frontispiece, showing individual players and teams. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Remarks; Early Canadian Cricket: 1834-1860; Parr's English Eleven in Canada; Canadian Cricket: 1860 to 1870; Canadian Cricket: 1870 to 1880; Reminiscences of Canadian Cricket, by Colonel Wallace; Cricket in Ottawa, by V.H. Steele; Canadian Cricket: 1880 to 1890; Canadian Cricket: 1890 to 1894; Reminiscences, by T.C. Patteson; International Matches from 1844 to 1894: United States v. Canada; Upper Canada College v. The Province of Ontario; Fitzgerald's Eleven in Canada, 1872; Halifax Tournament, 1874; The Australians in Canada, 1878; Hamilton in the United States, 1879; Daft's English Eleven in Canada, 1879; Gentlemen of Ireland in Canada, 1879; Early Cricket at Upper Canada College, by the Rev. T.D. Phillipps; Intercollegiate Matches: Trinity College School v. Upper Canada College; Canadian Cricket, with some sound advice to Canadian Cricketers, by Frederick Gale; Canadians in England, 1880; Tours of American Clubs in Canada, 1880; Chicago Club in Canada, 1881 and 1882; Winnipeg's Tour of 1882; Pittsburg in Canada; English Gentlemen in Canada in 1885; Tour of the West Indian Cricketers in Canada, 1886; Mr. E. J. Sanders' English Eleven in Canada, 1886; Tour of the Belmont Club, 1887; Canadian Gentlemen in England, 1887; Seabright, N.J., in Canada, 1888; Tour of the St. Paul's School Club in Canada, 1889; Tour of Manitoba and the Northwest, 1890; Rosedale (Toronto) in the United States, 1891; Tour of the Germantown Club in Canada, 1891; University Matches; Lord Hawke's English Eleven in Canada, 1891; Tour of the Phoenix Club of Chicago in Canada, 1892; Brooklyn Cricket Club in Canada, 1892; Halifax Tournament of 1892; Australia in Canada, 1892; Philadelphia's Tour in Canada, 1892; Interprovincials, East and West, I Zingari, etc. Ex-library copy with minimal library markings (number and label residue at bottom of spine, old label covered with newer white card on front pastedown, number and small date stamp on copyright page, label removal residue on free rear endpaper); one illustration page has damaged edges - small pieces missing and creases; book is cracked at several places but pages are holding; some light creasing on title page; light foxing at top of endpapers; book is slightly cocked; light to moderate edge wear; tiny ears at top/bottom of spine; slight corner bumps; edges of text block are darkened; light soiling on boards. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE., Hopkins, J. Castell.  Introduction by Cameron Nish.
13 Hopkins, J. Castell. Introduction by Cameron Nish. FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
431 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.B&w illustrations. A facsimile of the edition published by John Winston Co., Philadelphia, 1913 - with a new introduction for the Coles Canadiana Collection. "After establishing the physical setting of French Canada and its natural splendor, Hopkins examines and describes the types - religious, social, psychological - who were responsible for the creation of French Canada, and French Canadian society. As themes, Hopkins emphsizes the discoverers Cartier and Champlain, the explorers - fur traders Lasalle, and LaVerendrye, the roles of the Church, the martyrs, the early government administrators. Hopkins' views and sentiments reflected the philosophies of many of his contemporaries, including John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Thomas Chapais. Despite the strong and steady current of Imperial sentiment prevailing, an incipient Canadian nationalism was emerging, fostered by the creation of national heroes, villains and saints." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling/rubbing at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARS MEDICA:  ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION.  PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART., Karp, Diane R.  (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.)
14 Karp, Diane R. (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.) ARS MEDICA: ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION. PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1985. 
231 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812279530 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. "In an age of laser surgery and artificial organs, it is easy to forget that many medical treatments have been successfully administered f or millennia and that previous eras also had their startling medical developments and discoveries: circulation of the blood, vaccination, anesthesia, and public sanitation, to name but a few. The more than 140 works in this volume convey a v i t a l p i cture of the history of anatomy and medicine since the fifteenth century as well as the artists' reactions to the human condition in its myriad states of health and illness, from birth to death. Arranged into four thematic sections - A na to my ; H ea le rs; Disease, Disability, and Madness; and The Cycle of Life - these images are from the Ars Medica Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which includes over 1,100 prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Among th e w ork s r epr es en ted ar e prints by Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden, Durer, Hogarth, Goya, Sloan, and Rauschenberg; drawings by Batoni, Tiepolo, and West; and photography by Muybridge, Eakins, and Smith." Large Christmas gift inscription and f ain r er ased pen cil mar ks on f ree front endpaper, two small light soiling marks on half-title page, light edge wear to boards, light soiling to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap- fold s, a fe w tin y te ars at top of spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
15 Leonetti, Mike. Forward by Frank Mahovlich. THE GAME WE KNEW: HOCKEY IN THE SIXTIES.
Vancouver Raincoast 1998 1551921987 / 9781551921983 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Harold Barkley, photograpy. 
118 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "The 1960s was a decade of major transition for the National Hockey League. Bitter rivalries were the order of the day, especially between Canada's two teams, as the Leafs and the Canadiens accounted for nine of the decade's Stanley Cup winners. The league doubled in size as new teams in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Oakland brought hockey to new fans throughout North America. Aging superstars like Maurice 'Rocket' Richard passed the torch to the next generation of stellar players such as Bobby Orr. Hall of Famers like Johnny Bower, Dave Keon, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk and Glenn Hall were at their peak. Through it all, innovative action photographer Harold Barkley was rinkside, recording for posterity the greatest moments of hockey in the sixties. To his stunning colour photographs, accomplished hockey writer Mike Leonetti adds intriguing, fact-filled captions and comments. (A) treasure trove for dedicated hockey fans as well as newcomers to the game." Previous owner's place, Christmas date and signature on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, some light creasing at top edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE STAR SEEKERS.  A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL., Lesser, Milton.  Jacket design by Paul Calle.  Endpaper design by Alex Schomburg.
16 Lesser, Milton. Jacket design by Paul Calle. Endpaper design by Alex Schomburg. THE STAR SEEKERS. A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL.
John C. Winston, Philadelphia, 1953, first edition (stated). 
212 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "When man tackles the first really long journey - across twenty-six trillion miles of uncharted space - to the nearest star, it will take him two hundred years to complete the flight. Not until th e sixth generation nears maturity will the starship reach its destination. Around this fascinating theme, Milton Lesser has woven a tale of the first starship's final days of flight. He pictures the ship as a hollowed-out meteorite composed of f o u r concentric circles - a world in which civilization has deteriorated and superstition risen to a high pitch, making those within unaware of the fact that they are traveling through space or that their journey is destined to end. All Mikal kn ew w he n he embarked on the 'Journey of the Four Circles' was that every eighteen-year-old from Astrosphere, the outermost circle, must visit each of the other circles if he hoped to become an Engineer. But before he completed his trip, he uneart hed st art ling truths that threw the four circles into a state of chaos. Gradually Mikal discovered that unless the people of the four circles took immediate action the ship was doomed to crash. Mikal's desperate efforts to unite the four circle s in ord er t o save their world is a story of rising tension and clashing interests. Not only is this a tale of man's triumph over the barriers of space, but a fabulously exciting epic of civilization's victory over superstition and complacency. With subt le sa tire the author has written one of the most realistic and unforgettable stories ever to appear in the science fiction field." Light edge wear, a few very small light stains on fore-edge of text block, a few small and tiny light st ains o n page s 64 & 65, slight mark on copyright page, scattered color los on both outside hinges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has rubbing and a few tiny scuffs - mainly on front panel and spine, a few edg e tears archva lly taped, a few edge creases/wrinkling, light edge wear, scattered tiny light foxing marks, light fading to color on spine, now in a mylar sleeve. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
17 Lockridge, Frances and Lockridge, Richard. Illustrated by Elinore Blaisdell. THE PROUD CAT.
J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1951, first edition. 
95 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Diana had cause to be proud: she was beaufiful; she was well bred; she was beloved. And she loved her people in return. But not, oh certainly not, the two strange small-sized humans who arrived one summer day to live with the Wilsons. Patty and Howdy grieve that Diana will not make friends, but being smart children - and cat lovers too - they are patient. Even when the kittens come - the little morsels that look like b ig oysters when Patty first sees them - Diana remains aloof. Then things begin to happen - tiffs, battles, and rescues - and little by little, being wise as well as proud, Diana accepts Patty and Howdy as her friends - the happy ending of t h i s s t o r y." Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock (tiny foxing marks on top of textblock), light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom corner of both boards, minor soiling. Dust jacket has ver y se ve ra l c hi ps - larger at bottom of spine, darkening to sun faded spine color (lettering is very legible) and flap-folds, dust marking on rear panel - mainly at hinge a few tiny foxing marks, small watermark on inside of spine. Good+/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Lowe, Kevin. With Stan and Shirley Fischler. CHAMPIONS: THE MAKING OF THE EDMONTON OILERS.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1988 0132356236 / 9780132356237 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
356 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "When the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup in 1984, Albertans rejoiced. They had waited 91 years for just this moment. When they won it again in 1985, a new era in hockey was born: The Edmonton Era. Just six years after being incorporated into the National Hockey League, the Oilers had won back-to-back Stanley Cups and rewritten half the record book. In these few years they had grown from a cocky, immature team into a championship team with character and charisma. Kevin Lowe describes all of this and more. In particular, he talks about his teammates - the magnificent Mark Messier, the Flying Finns, the unbeatable Grant Fuhr, Boy Wonder Wayne Gretzky and, of course, the controversial Glen Sather. (This) is the complete, dynamic chronicle of the team that Gretzky helped to propel to greatness, told from the point of view of (his) roommate and teammate Kevin Lowe." Slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has soft wrinkling at bottom of spine and bottom of rear flap, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FIERCE PAWNS., Macrory, Patrick A.
19 Macrory, Patrick A. THE FIERCE PAWNS.
J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1966, (published in Britain as 'Signal Catastrophe'). 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "In the autumn of 1839, Britain's Army of the Indus marched into the heart of Afghanistan, stormed the reputedly impregnable fortress of Ghazni, and entered Kabul in tri umph, thereby scoring considerably in the long-term struggle with Russia for control of Central Asia. For two years the conquerors lived in a fool's paradise; they sent for their wives and children and servants, set up cricket and polo field s . T h e Afghans bided their time. Then suddenly struck. One of the British authorities was slain, horribly, and the entire band of invaders - troops, tamilies, camp-followers - was compelled to set out for India, through one hundred miles of mo un t ai n de files in the depth of the Afghan winter. Seven days later, one bruised and weary horseman arrived at a British garrison ninety miles away - the only European from that enormous caravan who was not either killed or captured. (This) is a co m pre he nsi ve and admirable account of the entire war and of the curious, fascinating personalities - British and Afghan - most directly involved in the tragedy." Faint cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, light browning to for e-ed ge of te xt b loc k, s mall bump at top corner of rear board, small crease at top edge of page 161/162. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FIERCE PAWNS., Macrory, Patrick A.
20 Macrory, Patrick A. THE FIERCE PAWNS.
J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1966, (published in Britain as 'Signal Catastrophe'). 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "In the autumn of 1839, Britain's Army of the Indus marched into the heart of Afghanistan, stormed the reputedly impregnable fortress of Ghazni, and entered Kabul in tri umph, thereby scoring considerably in the long-term struggle with Russia for control of Central Asia. For two years the conquerors lived in a fool's paradise; they sent for their wives and children and servants, set up cricket and polo fields. T h e Afghans bided their time. Then suddenly struck. One of the British authorities was slain, horribly, and the entire band of invaders - troops, tamilies, camp-followers - was compelled to set out for India, through one hundred miles of mounta in d ef iles in the depth of the Afghan winter. Seven days later, one bruised and weary horseman arrived at a British garrison ninety miles away - the only European from that enormous caravan who was not either killed or captured. (This) is a com pre hen siv e and admirable account of the entire war and of the curious, fascinating personalities - British and Afghan - most directly involved in the tragedy." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear; place, date and signature in pen on fre e fr ont endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few edge tears - some with creases, a few small edge chips, now in mylar sleeve. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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