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THE CULTIVATED CONIFERS IN NORTH AMERICA, COMPRISING THE PINE FAMILY AND THE TAXADS., Bailey, L.H.
1 Bailey, L.H. THE CULTIVATED CONIFERS IN NORTH AMERICA, COMPRISING THE PINE FAMILY AND THE TAXADS.
Macmillan, New York, 1933. 
404 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover (green boards with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs and drawings. Chapter headings: Preview of the Systematic Treatment; The Taxads, or Yews and Their Kindred; Th e True Cone-Bearers - Pines; The True Cone-Bearers - Firs and Spruces; The True Cone-Bearers - Cedars, Larches, Cypresses, and Others; The True Cone-Bearers - Junipers; Conifers in the Landscape; Cultivation and Propagation of Conifers; Ex p e r i e n c e s with Conifers; Insects, Diseases and Injuries of Conifers in North America. Interior - browning to endpapers, a few light foxing marks on preliminaries, very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous own er sh ip m ar ks . E xt e rior - very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner crease, light soiling on bottom of textblock, browning and small faint watermark on top of textblock. VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN PRINCESS., Baron, Alexander.
2 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
 
 
THE MEASURE OF THE RULE., Barr, Robert.  Introduction by Louis K. MacKendrick.
3 Barr, Robert. Introduction by Louis K. MacKendrick. THE MEASURE OF THE RULE.
University of Toronto Press, (Toronto, 1973). 
308 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover. ISBN 0802020720 'Literature of Canada - Poetry and Prose in Reprint' series. "(This book), originally published in 1907, is the nearest (Barr) came to writing an autobiographical novel. It concerns the Toronto Normal School and the experiences there in the 1870s of a young man who undoubtedly is Barr himself. In this novel, Barr is exorcising unhappy memories and is ironic, even bitter, about the school's quality of education, the rigid discipli n e o b s e r ved by its staff and their indifference to their students, and the sexual segregation practised...As a realistic study of Ontario's only central teacher-training institution in the late nineteenth century, (it) will appeal both to th os e i nt er es te d in Canadian fiction of the period and to those more concerned with the evolution of the system of education established by Egerton Ryerson. Also included with this reprint of the novel is an essay originally published in 1899 a nd en ti tle d ' Lit era tu re in Canda'. In this essay, Barr elaborated upon his opinions of the school system and its quality of education." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light fading at e dge s a nd on s pine , li ght edg e wear/wrinkling, three tiny tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2., Beckett, Ian F.W., editor.
4 Beckett, Ian F.W., editor. THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1986, first edition. 
456 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370307380 "The events at the Curragh Camp near Dublin on 20/21 March 1914, and the drama continued in London over the following nine days, have a special significance in British military his tory. The outline of the story is well enough known: Brig.-General Hubert Gough and fellow-officers in the 3rd Cavalry Brigade threatened to resign rather than implement what seemed to them a policy of coercing Ulster into accepting Irish H o m e R u l e ; Gough secured a written guarantee from J.E.B. Seely, Secretary of State for War, that the army would not be so employed; Asquith's Liberal cabinet, however, repudiated the guarantee, which led Seely to resign, along with the Chie f o f th e I mp er ia l General Staff Field Marshal Sir John French and the Adjutant General Lt-General Sir John Spencer Ewart. Although sometimes erroneously referred to as a 'Mutiny', the Curragh Incident does remain one of the very few occasion s in mo der n ti mes wh en th e army asserted itself in face of the civil power in peacetime....The Incident has hitherto generally been seen in terms either of a Liberal plot to coerce Ulster or of a military plot to thwart the democratic process. By emp hasi si ng the wide r i mpa ct of the Incident on the army, this selection of original documents illuminates a number of aspects that have gone unremarked. The army's increasing concern that it might be drawn into civil war in Ulster is ill u str ated , and th e a ccep ted v ersi on o f events in Ireland and London is shown in a new light. New evidence shows the impact of the Curragh Incident on the army outside Ireland, and on the Royal Navy's attitude. The common assumption that A sq uith 's as suming the off ice o f Secr etary of S tate for War on 31 March 1914 closed the Incident is shown here to be false - the morale of the army and the officer corps continued to be affected by the Incident and its aftermath right up to th e out break of the Great War. (Thi s book) throw s impo rtant new light both on British militay history and the ever present Irish 'problem'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, tiny stain on fron t hi nge, b ump to top of spine and r ear hin ge area, two ti ny ligh t marks on rear board, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has small color surface paper loss (scuff) with tiny perforation and heavy creasing at top of rear hi nge/s pine ar ea - mi nor edge wrinkl ing els ewhere, minor rub bing. V ery Good -/Very Good- 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
5 Birrell, Andrew. BENJAMIN BALTZLY. PHOTOGRAPHS & JOURNALS OF AN EXPEDITION THROUGH BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1871.
Toronto Coach House Press 1978 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Benjamin Baltzly, photographer. 
159 pp, oblong (9" H x 10 3/4" D). Illustrated with 71 of Baltzly's magnificent b&w photographs, plus a folded map (on thin tissue paper) - "Detail of map of British Columbia drawn by Joseph Trutch, 1871". "(B)rings together for the first time the photographs and journal of Benjamin Baltzly from his trip through British Columbia in 1871. Baltzly was a talented photographer working in the Montreal studio of William Notman. His trip to British Columbia was made with a party sent out by the Geological Survey of Canada to examine the geology along one of the proposed routes for the Canadian Pacific Railway - the North Thompson River through the Yellowhead Pass. Although a few of Baltzly's photographs have appeared in print, they have never been examined as a body. His journal, which appeared in 'The Gazette' of Montreal in 1872, is one of the very few written records left by Canadian photographers of the (19th) century. The photographs are probably the earliest taken of the rugged British Columbia interior." Two very small ink smudges on title page, tiny ink mark at bottom edge of rear pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light wrinkle at bottom of spine and tiny tear at nottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 43rd/52nd REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Booth, Philip.  Introduction by Lt. General Sir Brian Horrocks.
6 Booth, Philip. Introduction by Lt. General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 43rd/52nd REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520290 B&w photographs, reproductions, music to Regimental March. Errata sheet tipped in on half-title page. "Since their formation in the mid-eighteenth century the 43rd and 52nd Regim ents of Foot have had a variety of changes in title, achieving in 1908 the name by which they will always be remembered, that of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, although the old cherished numbers, by which the regiments w e r e k n o w n before the Cardwell Reforms, have always b een unofficially used by the regular battalions. In 1803 they were the first regiments to become light infantry in Sir John Moore's Light Brigade, and achieved further fame in the Penins ul ar W ar as p ar t of Craufurd's Light Division. Perhaps the 52 nd's most famous success was at Waterloo, when, under Sir John Colborne's skilful handling, they made the famous charge which carried the day for the allies. With customary skill an d c our age suc cee din g generations in the Regiment lived up to their illustrious predecessors, particularly in the First and Second World Wars; their stand on the Somme in 1918 against the full weight of the German army, and their part in th e gl ider -bor ne l a ndin gs a t D- Da y are only two examples of the fighting skill which has made this regiment famous. Together with the 60th Rifles and the Rifle Brigade they are now part of the Royal Green Jackets - indeed a happy issue out o f the affl ictio n of po st wa r org anisa tio n." Minor browning to pages, small paper pull at fore-edge of front endpapers, light browning to edges of textblock, book is lightly cocked, small bump at bottom edge of front board and at bottom corn er of both b oards, mino r e dge we ar, li ght wr inkl ing at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has tiny/small chip/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear archivally taped, light browning - moder ate on spine and fla p-fold s, w ater st ains on inside of s pine, light water marks at top inside of front flap-fold/top edge. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
1812: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF NAPOLEON'S DEFEAT IN RUSSIA., Brett-James, Antony, editor.
7 Brett-James, Antony, editor. 1812: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF NAPOLEON'S DEFEAT IN RUSSIA.
St. Martin's, New York, 1966. 
312 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w reproductions, maps/battle plans. "(The author) has recreated the Russian campaign and the retreat from Moscow through the eyes of those who took part on both sides - some of them leading acto rs in the tragedy, others writers and diarists whose contemporary accounts reflect the impact of the campaign on the European scene, and still others who suffered the privations and brutality of war without understanding the reasons or meanin g b e h i n d it all. The result is a narrative of compelling interest." One page with small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at to p/ b ot to m of s pine and flap-folds, light browning on inside and on edges of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
8 Carter, Elizabeth F. A HIKING GUIDE TO THE TRAILS OF FLORIDA. THIRD EDITION.
Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, AL, 1997, 3rd edition. 
107 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 08973219600 B&w drawings, maps. "(A) comprehensive guide to natural Florida, a book that will help the novice and experienced hiker alike enjoy all the state has to offer. This book concentrates on trails tha t are at least three miles long, including public sections of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Florida is still over twelve percent wilderness, with over eight million acres of state and federal lands. Many endangered and ecologically s i g n i f i c a n t areas in the state are maintained, protected, and offer public access. (This book) contains information on where trails are located, how to go about hiking them, and what the hiker may expect to see along the way. Revised maps in di ca te t ra il a cc ess points, while the text describes the flora, fauna, and geology, as well as hiking difficulty and distances." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE., Chalmers, Margaret Piper.
9 Chalmers, Margaret Piper. POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, c1944, reprint. 
322 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. "Friendly, cheerful Pollyanna is back again in this delightful new story, busier and more helpful than ever before. An this time she introduces to us a new heroine - ch arming Rosemary Lane, orphan daughter of a French mother and an American father. Discouraged and depressed, Rosemary is taken into Pollyanna's home, and under the loving guidance of her new friend changes from a sad, unhappy girl, to a fa s c i n a t i n g young woman. How this comes about; how Rosemary finds a long-lost relative; how she and the Pendletons mend broken hearts and lives; and what is the fate of the young men who fall in love with Rosemary, are all part of this story o f wo rt h- wh il e an d gallant people...." moderate browning to pages, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, edges of textblock browned, one tiny corner crease, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s lig ht edg e w ear /w rin kl ing - moderate at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a line of rubbing down spine - light color loss, very small faint lquid watermark on spine, a few closed tears - some with creases, a few very small chips at to p/bo tt om o f s pine , li ght rub bing . Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HARDANGER EMBROIDERY., Ciotti, Donatella.
10 Ciotti, Donatella. HARDANGER EMBROIDERY.
Sterling, New York, 2006. 
96 pp, 9 5/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781402732270 Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "Hardanger embroidery - counted and pulled thread work - forms stunning patterns with a classic look on evenweave fabrics like linen. First learn an assortment of exquisite stitches, from the Net Motif to Alternating Linked Bars. Then use your new skills on lovely projects, including coordinated place mats and napkins, a lacey doily, pretty curtains, and whimsical candy sachets. A pleasure to work, these v ersatile designs will brighten your home and make great gifts." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny corner creases, very small crease at top edge of rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY TO THE TRENCHES: THE LIFE OF ISAAC ROSENBERG 1890-1918., Cohen, Joseph.
11 Cohen, Joseph. JOURNEY TO THE TRENCHES: THE LIFE OF ISAAC ROSENBERG 1890-1918.
Robson, London, 1992. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0860517969 B&w illustrations. "When Isaac Rosenberg was killed in action on the Western Front in April 1918, the world lost one of the most striking talents of that ill-fated generation. He differe d from Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon - the two poets with whom he is most often compared - in that his was a double-faceted gift: he was both poet and painter. Also, unlike the other celebrated war poets, he was a private in the ranks, g i v i n g his poetry its particular, harrowing perspective. This moving and definitive biography is a fitting tribute to Rosenberg's tragically short life. Born to impoverished Russian Jewish immigrants, he grew up in London's East End, and onl y en li st ed t o escape the grinding poverty of home. After a short period in camp, he was sent straight to the Somme battlefields. Dr Cohen's study is based on an exhaustive examination of Rosenberg's drawings, paintings, prose pieces, poetry, l ett ers an d p riv at e family papers, and a close collaboration with the poet's late sister who was for many years his literary executrix. It is a story fraught with anxious striving, unremitting deprivation and unmerited neglect - neglect whi ch unti l re cent ly d ogge d h is reputation despite acclaim from a number of eminent critics, among them F R Leavis, who wrote 'genius is the word for Rosenberg'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fad ing to s pine color , min or ed ge w ear, soft crease at top of front cover, minor to light soiling on edges of text block, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
12 Crawford, Bess Hillery. ROSEDALE.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 2000 1550463233 / 9781550463231 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
176 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 11 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, maps, reproductions. "This lavishly illustrated and compellingly written pictorial history recounts the origins and evolution of Toronto's most prestigious neighbourhood from its beginnings in the mid-1850s to the protection of its heritage homes within the modern mega-city. Chapters are devoted to the subdivision plans of 1854-1910, the impact of generations of the Jarvis family, a who's who of Rosedale's first century, the origins of the street names, the first landowners, early estates, and Rosedale's principal architects. Featured properties include Rosedale House, Drumsnab, Chestnut Park, Caverhill, Idlewold, The Dale, Lorne Hall, Denbrae, Hollydene, Thom House, and Guiseley House. Whether you are a Rosedale resident, an admiring neighbour, a Rosedale expatriate, or a lover of history and architecture, you are sure to find this book fascinating and enlightening. Small crease at bottom corner of last page, book is lightly cocked, small bump at top corners of boards. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE., Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald.  Photographs by Jan Baldwin.
13 Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald. Photographs by Jan Baldwin. MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE.
Viking / Penguin, London, 1991, first edition. 
239 pp, 10" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670841420 B&w and colour photographs, drawings. "(A) mixture of delightfully written anecdotes covering Roald Dahl's family upbringing, his youth and early days in Africa, and his happiness at home with Liccy, his wife, and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends. For this extensive family, there is no more enjoyable way of relaxing than sharing good food and wine. The meals they enjoy together round the old pine farmhouse table a t Gipsy House are either fine examples of national dishes of their heritage - Norwegian, French, British, etc. - or favourite recipes that have delighted three generations of discerning eaters. Many recipes have acquired a particular significan c e f or the Dahl family over the years, and these are introduced with reminiscences rich in nostalgia and humour. This book has many sections. The text has been written by Roald and Liccy Dahl, their children, close family and friends. The illus tr at i on s are by Quentin Blake, photographs by Jan Baldwin and all the recipes have been cooked by Josie Fison. The recipes are for all occasions, covering family birthday parties, Christmas and Easter celebrations, Roald's passion for chocolate , o nio ns an d wine, his enthusiasm for gambling and gardening and finally, a Dahl-style chapter: Hangman's Suppers - contributed by Francis Bacon, P.D. James, John le Carre, Peter Ustinov and others. It is a medly of great reading and good cooki ng." Li ght rem ainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small tear archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN., Du Cane, Florence.
14 Du Cane, Florence. THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN.
London Adam & Charles Black 1908 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Ella Du Cane. 
249 pp + publisher's advertising, 9" H. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and dark green decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 50 colour plates, with tissue coverings bearing captions (collated). Contents: Preface; Landscape Gardening; Stones - Garden Ornaments and Fences; Landscape Gardens; Nursery Gardens - Dwarf Trees and Hachi-niwa; Temple Gardens; Summer Flowers; Plum Blossom; Peach Blossom; Cherry Blossom; Wistaria and Paeony; Azaleas; The Iris; The Morning Glory; The Lotus; The Chrysanthemum; The Maple Leaves; The Bamboo; The Pine-Tree. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, gift inscription dated 1912 on front free endpaper, abbey library label on front pastedown, slight fading to spine color, light soiling on rear board, a few tiny areas of slight color fading on front board, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
STIRRING STORIES FOR BOYS., Duthie, Eric, ed.  (Anthony Buckeridge, Arthur C. Clarke, Lord Dunsany, C.S. Forester, W.E. Johns, Rudyard Kipling, Frank Knight, Jim Corbett, Algernon Blackwood, Philip McCutchan, John Keir Cross, Ross Salmon, Wilfrid Robertson, John Pudney, et al.
15 Duthie, Eric, ed. (Anthony Buckeridge, Arthur C. Clarke, Lord Dunsany, C.S. Forester, W.E. Johns, Rudyard Kipling, Frank Knight, Jim Corbett, Algernon Blackwood, Philip McCutchan, John Keir Cross, Ross Salmon, Wilfrid Robertson, John Pudney, et al. STIRRING STORIES FOR BOYS.
Odhams, London, (1960). 
320 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Contents: A Boy in the Jungle by Jim Corbett; Dawn Patrol by Captain W.E. Johns; Nightmare in New York by Algernon Blackwood; The Examination for Lieutenant by C.S. Forester; Ad venture Underground by Sylvia Green; April Fools by John Pudney; Sentenced to Die by Arthur Catherall; Rescue Squadron by Philip McCutchan; The Dam by Halliday Sutherland; See Luna and Die by John Keir Cross; Two Tales of Africa by Wilfrid R o b e r t s o n ; A.N. Other by Anthony Buckeridge; Trapped by Wild Boar by Ross Salmon; Jorkens Practises Medicine and Magic by Lord Dunsany; The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes by Rudyard Kipling; A Nose Like a Dog by Gordon Langley Hall; Most Qu ie t in t he G ar de n by Frank Knight; Red Fingle's Treasure by Geoffrey Williamson; Little Tales of Tomorrow by Arthur C. Clarke. A few pages with small stain in gutter, small stain at top of page 172, light brown mark (2" x 1/2") in text o f p age 2 57 - d oes no t a ffe ct legibility, browning to edges of textblock, small faint water mark and light foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, three tiny foxing marks on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, fading t o to p/bo tto m e dges of boar ds/s pine , tiny corner bump to corners. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small chips/creases and wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, creases at top of frotn panel, soft wrinkles and light soiling o n pan els, smal l ar ea of bro wning on i nside rear panel. Good-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GIRLS GROWING UP IN LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ENGLAND., Dyhouse, Carol.
16 Dyhouse, Carol. GIRLS GROWING UP IN LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ENGLAND.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1981, first edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071000821X "Girls learn about 'femininity' from childhood onwards, first through their relationships with the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector's reports, Carol Dyhouse studies the socialization of middle- and working-class girls in late-Victorian and early-Edwardian England. She traces the ways in which schooling at all social levels at this time tended to r e i n f o r c e lessons in the sexual division of labour and patterns of authority between men and women, which girls had already learned at home. In Elementary Schools, social anxieties about 'National Efficiency', high infant-mortality figures a nd a d ec li ni ng b i rth-rate helped to shape the curriculum offered to working-class girls through the period 1870-1920. The author then focuses on the emergence of a social psychology of adolescent girlhood in the early-twentieth century wit h i ts edu cat ion al imp lic at ions. Finally, she examines the relationship between feminism and girls' education through the period studied." Small faint area of soiling on fornt board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bott om o f s pine and fla p-f olds , fa din g to spine color - lettering very legible, blank label on front flap, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005.  142nd EDITION., Engel, Matthew, editor.
17 Engel, Matthew, editor. WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005. 142nd EDITION.
John Wisden, Alton, Hampshire, 2005. 
1744 pp, 6 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947766898 B&w and colour illustrations. "Wisden 2005 covers every match of the astonishing sequence that took (England) from Jamaica to Johannesburg - and a dozen test victories - in just ten mo nths. Mike Selvey traces the new dawn of English cricket back to the midnight hours of abject failure. Former team analyst Malcolm Ashton tells the story from inside the camp. And for the first time in 45 yeras, all Five Cricketers of th e Y e a r a r e English. There are full reports of all the events of 2004: the world records for Brian Lara, Murali and Shane Warne, and the rows over chucking, Zimbabwe and Sky TV. Wisden gets down to the grassroots as well. Alan Lee explains ho w t he t im e le ss ritual of village cricket is now splitting in two. But this is also a global book. Wisden explains how the mighty confusion of Indian TV bankrolls the game. One great Australian, Richie Benaud, pays homage to another, Ke ith M ill er. W isd en re por ts on South Africans' lingering love affair with Hansie Cronje and, from Sri Lanka, how cricket rose to the challenge of the Indian Ocean tsumami. Wisden recalls its own greatest editor, Sydney Pardon, the man who said (i n 19 10) that the En glan d se lectors had 'touched the confines of lunacy'. Wisden has never minced words. See this year's Notes by the Editor. Oh, and there's The Burning Bunny, the brothel that caters soley for professional crickete rs, a n in tervi ew w ith c ricke t's most famou s Slovak goalkeeper, the ground where it hasn't rained for 15 years....and Wisden's first-ever pin-up." Minor soiling on edges of textblock, four tiny scuffs on spine, small bump at top corner of rea r cove r, mi nor wr inkle s on s pine. Dus t jac ket ha s minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling, slight fading on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
STIRLING AT WAR., Falconer, Jonathan.  Foreword by Murray Peden.
18 Falconer, Jonathan. Foreword by Murray Peden. STIRLING AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711020221 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "Weaving his narrative around the detailed eyewitness accounts of aircrews, groundcrews and those who built the Stirling, (t he author) reveals the troubled life story of the Shorts' big bomber. Through the eyes of a factory worker at Queen's Island, Belfast, we witness the birth of one of the RAF's first four-engined 'heavies'. We climb the crew ladder, follow th e s k i p per up the long dark fuselage to the cockpit and fly with him and his crew on one of the first Stirling raids over Germany. Lie on your belly in the bomb aimer's position as the skipper dodges flak and fighters at low level: 'We crossed th e e ne my c oast at Wilhelmshaven and were soon flying at low level between two of the Friesian Islands - the guns on each island appeared to be firing horizontally or down at us.' Sit in on a top secret briefing for an SD Stirling crew at Tem psf or d, and fl y w ith them to a DZ 'somewhere in Occupied Europe' to deliver their 'Joe'. Freeze in the biting East Anglian wind with the groundcrews on dispersals as they try to change an exhaust manifold: 'The Bristol Hercules engines were su perb - the re w as v irtu ally nothing to leak from them. But it was a long way down to the ground if you slipped on the wings.' Fly in the greatest aerial armadas ever seen as you carry crack paratroops to Normandy on the eve of D-Day, or tow a lumbe rin g Ho rsa g lider thro ugh flak-peppered skies to Arnhem." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, has very light wrinkling and minor wear at top/bottom of s pine a nd f lap-f olds. Very Good/V ery Good 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST., Fergus, Charles.  Illustrated by Amelia Hansen.
19 Fergus, Charles. Illustrated by Amelia Hansen. TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2002. 
272 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0811720926 B&w drawings. "Natural history narratives and identification information for some sixty species of trees found throughout the state and the northeast - natives and some common introduced species. A highly readable handbook and ready reference complemented by wonderful line drawings." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A THOUSAND GOLDEN HORNS: THE EXCITING AGE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST DANCE BANDS., Fernett, Gene.
20 Fernett, Gene. A THOUSAND GOLDEN HORNS: THE EXCITING AGE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST DANCE BANDS.
Pendell, Midland, Michigan, 1966. 
175 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The years 1935 to 1945 might well be called 'The decade of a thousand golden horns'. There never was a time, before or since, when so many Americans danc ed. They were times when, no matter where you lived, there was a vast, cavernous ballroom nearby, its ubiquitous ceiling fixture a gigantic rotating sphere whose fragments of mirror splashed the ballroom with shifting, moving splinters of s o f t l y - c o lored lights. And those great bands! Who can forget them? Glenn Miller...Tommy Dorsey...Benny Goodman...Chick Webb...Jimmy Lunceford...Jan Savitt...Artie Shaw...and all the others! It's all here, inside these covers: The true s to ri es o f th os e gr eat bands, with real photos of the men who shaped the sounds, who blazed the trails for all the big bands of today...assembled and recorded so they may not be lost to posterity. Nowhere, up until now, could the American r ea der fi nd, in o ne vol um e, the warm, wonderful, exciting stories of the big dance bands...told by a musician-scholar. Open this book and you are with the men who were part of 'the golden age of the bands' - at a time when ALL America danced !" Ver y sl ight bum p t o b otto m o f s pine, very light browning to edges, light soiling to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very small tear at top/bottom of spine and on rear panel, light rubbing, small scuff on front flap -fold , lig ht b rown ing o n in side surface. VG/VG- 
Price: 18.95 USD
 
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