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FLASH GORDON.  BOOK ONE: MASSACRE IN THE 22nd CENTURY.  BOOK TWO: WAR OF THE CITADELS.  BOOK THREE: CRISIS ON CITADEL II.  BOOK FOUR: FORCES FROM THE FEDERATION.  BOOK SIX: CITADELS ON EARTH.  5 BOOK PARTIAL SET., (Hagberg, David.)
1 (Hagberg, David.) FLASH GORDON. BOOK ONE: MASSACRE IN THE 22nd CENTURY. BOOK TWO: WAR OF THE CITADELS. BOOK THREE: CRISIS ON CITADEL II. BOOK FOUR: FORCES FROM THE FEDERATION. BOOK SIX: CITADELS ON EARTH. 5 BOOK PARTIAL SET.
New York Tempo / Grosset & Dunlap Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Boris Vallejo cover art. 
Books 1,2,3,4 & 6 of this Flash Gordon series. 6 3/4" H. **Lacks Book 5: Citadels Under Attack.** Book One: Massacre in the 22nd Century - 202 pp, 1980, ISBN 0448129639 - "Sent on a mission to investigate the mysterious reappearance of the Interstellar Exploration ship GOODHOPE, Colonel Flash Gordon and his companions, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov discover much more than they had bargained for. Stranded in deep space, the trio find themselves drawn against their will into a war of the worlds which has lasted thousands of years - and which threatens the very existence of the planet Earth." Book Two: War of the Citadels - 203 pp, 1980, ISBN 0448172151 - "Sent on a rescue mission by the leaders of planet Earth, Flash Gordon and his companions find themselves involved in an intricate war plan which threatens the existence of the entire universe. Each step they take propels them further into the complex plots and counterplots of two warring worlds." Book Three: Crisis on Citadel II - 197 pp, 1980, ISBN 0448172313 - "Stranded in deep space, Colonel Flash Gordon and his companions discover themselves in the middle of a centuries-old battle for supremacy over the universe. Manipulated by a war-crazed android and unsure of who is friend and who is foe, they must struggle to find a way to stop the bloodshed before all life - including that on their home planet, Earth - is annihilated." Book Four: Forces From the Federation - 210 pp, 1981, ISBN 044817233X - "Returning home to earth after discovering an alien race of warriors who are bent on taking over the world, Flash Gordon and his companions find themselves caught in a web of intrigue. Declared outlaws by the very people they had come to warn, they must find a way to protect the earth from its destroyers and to survive." Book Six: Citadels on Earth - 200 pp, 1981, ISBN 0448172542 - "An ancient civilization, whose primary object is the making of war, descends upon the planet earth. In order to save his home from total destruction, Flash Gordon returns to earth only find himself arrested for murder - and treason. As the people of his planet divide into factions, Flash must maneuver to save the earth from total destruction." Interiors - light toning to pages and inside of covers, books One and Two have a fre small and tiny corner creases, book Tgree has a very small light stain on inside of front cover and on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - light toning to edges of text blocks, light edge wear, books Four and Six have slight lean to spine, three books have very light spine creases, two books have one or two creases on front cover some very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWER OF LONDON., Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison).
2 Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison). THE TOWER OF LONDON.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Paul Hardy, frontispiece. 
638 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. An historical romance of Lady Jane Grey and her short-lived career as queen of England between the reigns of Edward VI and Mary I. Very light fading to colour on spine, minor corner wear, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear and light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DOGS OF CHARACTER., Aldin, Cecil, written and illustrated by.
3 Aldin, Cecil, written and illustrated by. DOGS OF CHARACTER.
Bracken, London, 1986 (reprint of the 1927 edition). 
116 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851700498 Beautifully illustrated throughout in black, white and buff with Cecil Alden's wonderful dog portraits. "This book is about ordinary dogs - dogs of character. In particular it charts the lives of Cracker and Micky, one an Irish Wolfhound, the other a Bull terrier. Wtih them as models Cecil Aldin plots a course for would-be dog owners and dog trainers. Where do you go to buy a dog, how do you set about trainin g h i m o r her, how do you cure bad habits , how do you feed your dog. All these questions are answered. But this book contains a good deal more. It is full of the most enchanting stories of dogs....It is full of advice and stories told by a r ea l l ov er of dogs and the advice is as true and revealing now as when the book was first published in 1927." Light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block with foxing specks on top of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, l igh t bro wni ng t o p ages. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, one tiny closed tear, foxing on inside surface - mainly at top edge, light fading to spine color. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 9 1978.  (VOLUME IX - 1978.), Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J.,
4 Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J., BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 9 1978. (VOLUME IX - 1978.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1978. 
525 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Recent Finds of Ancient Artillery; Knowle dge of the Literary Classics in Roman Britain; The Adherence of Britain to Vespasian; A First-Century Shield from Doncaster, Yorkshire; Amphorae from Brockley Hill, 1975; The Organisation of Roman Military Timber-Supply; Excavations at Wake r l e y , N o r thants, 1972-75; The Case of the Redundant Official; Excavations at Hayton Roman Fort, 1975; A Bronze Skillet-handle from Chester and other vessels from the British Isles; The Production and Distribution of Tiles in Roman Britain wi th p ar ti cu l ar r ef erence to the Cirencester region; The Last British Entry in the 'Gallic Chronicles'; An Enamelled Skillet-handle from Brough-on-Fosse and the distribution of similar vessels; The Camp at Durno, Aberdeenshire, and the site o f M ons Gr aup ius ; Exc ava tio ns near Hadrian's Wall at Tarraby Lane, 1976; Halls or Yards? A problem of villa-interpretation; Two Romano-British Genii; Property-boundaries and the Sizes of Building-plots; Tile-stamps of the Ninth Legion found i n Br itai n; N otes : A fu rthe r ve ssel of the Aldgate-Pulborough Potter - An ususual late Roman Mortarium from Caister by Yarmouth, Norfolk - Another Intaglio from Wroxter - A possible Roman Lyre-sculpture fragment in the British Museum - A frag ment of a Roman cava lry tom bston e fro m Cir encester - A Roman camp near Girvan, Ayreshire; Roman Britain in 1977: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - faint small bump at top c orner of s ome pa ges, o ther wise clean and t ight w ith no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is lightly twisted on spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE WILLIAM COMPANION., Cadogan, Mary and Schutte, David.  With contributions from Kenneth C. Waller.  (Richmal Crompton.)
5 Cadogan, Mary and Schutte, David. With contributions from Kenneth C. Waller. (Richmal Crompton.) THE WILLIAM COMPANION.
London PAPERMAC / Macmillan 1990 033356524X / 9780333565247 Soft Cover Very Good 
239 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "Richmal Crompton created William Brown just over seventy years ago as a pot-boiler, but his instant and enduring success kept her writing about him for five decades. His name is now part of the language, synonymous with robust and riotous boyhood. Profusely illustrated with the drawings of Thomas Henry, who portrayed William so vividly in all his vicissitudes, this companion provides an A-Z of exactly who's who and what's what in the splendidly witty saga." Contents: Acknowledgements; List of Plates; Sources of Illustrations; A Note on References; Introduction: The World of William; The William Companion; Appendix 1: The William Books; Appendix 2: The William Stories in Date Order of Magazine Appearance; Appendix 3: Characters Not Listed Individually in the A-Z Section; Appendix 4: Articles 'By William' (by Richmal Crompton). Interior - light browning to edges of first and last pages, soft crease at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small dents to bottom of textblock. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM KING ARTHUR AND HIS ROUND TABLE., Clay, Beatrice.
6 Clay, Beatrice. STORIES FROM KING ARTHUR AND HIS ROUND TABLE.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1931 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Dora Curtis. 
127 pp, 7 1/8" H. 8 colour plates, including frontiespiece (collated), plus b&w drawing at the top of each chapter beginning. Contents: Introduction; The Coming of Arthur; Of the Finding of Excalibur; Of the Treachery of Queen Morgan le Fay; Of the Birth of Sir Tristram; The Magic Potion; How Sir Tristram rescued the Fair Isolt; The Adventures of Gawain and Gareth; The Adventures of Geraint; The Coming of Sir Galahad; How Sir Galahad won the Red Cross Shield; The Adventures of Sir Launcelot and the End of the Quest; How Mordred plotted against Sir Launcelot; The Trial of the Queen; How King Arthur and Sir Gawain went to France; The Morte D'Arthur; The Death of Sir Launcelot and of the Queen. Light browning to pages and edges of text block, two thirds of page 46 has moderate browning due to old newspaper clipping, one page leaf with small corner crease, very light edge wear to boards, minor soiling on rear board. Dust jacket has light soiling, moderate browning on spine - light browning elsewhere, several tiny and small edge chips/tears, light to moderate edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE., Dumas, Alexandre.
7 Dumas, Alexandre. LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Harold Piffard. 
378 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. When Republican Maurice Lindey meets a beautiful young woman during the Reign of Terror, he unwittingly becomes involved in a royalist plot to rescue Marie Antoinette. Slight fading to spine colour, very light corner wear, two tiny scuffs in "LE" of spine title. Slipcase has light edge wear and some light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO.  VOLUME I  and VOLUME II.  (2 VOLUME SET.), Dumas, Alexandre.
8 Dumas, Alexandre. THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO. VOLUME I and VOLUME II. (2 VOLUME SET.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
762 pp + 703 pp - 2 volume set - 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spines - gold lettering and decoration on spines, top edges gilt - in slipcases. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispieces. When Edmond Dantes is wrongly imprisoned during the Bourbon Restoration, he plans his escape and revenge on those plotted against him. Volume II has minor fading to spine colour. Volume II has four very light small stains on fore-edge of text block. Both volumes have minor soiling and a few small rub marks on covers. Slipcases have light to moderate edge wear and one or two splits at the rear joints. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE SHEIKH AND THE DUSTBIN AND OTHER McAUSLAN STORIES., Fraser, George MacDonald.  Cover illustration by Quentin Blake.
9 Fraser, George MacDonald. Cover illustration by Quentin Blake. THE SHEIKH AND THE DUSTBIN AND OTHER McAUSLAN STORIES.
Collins Harvill, London, 1988, 1st edition. 
189 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 000222707X Export edition, without price on dust jacket flap. Continues the career of "The Dirtiest Soldier in the World", Private McAuslan, first seen in "The General Danced at Dawn" and th en in "McAuslan in the Rough". In these pages "he appears as the unlikeliest of batmen to his long-suffering protector and persecutor, Lieutenant Dand MacNeill, as guardroom philosopher and adviser to the leader of the Riff Rebellion, as t r e n c h a n t commentator on Scotland's World Cup performance, and even as Lance-Corporal McAuslan, the Mad Tyrant of Three Section. Whether map-reading his erratic way through the Sahara by night, confronting mobs of Arab rioter ('Mither o' Goa d! Wu ll y e lo ok at yon!), or falling hapless victim to the plots of poachers and illicit distillers in the wilds of darkest Perthshire, McAuslan's talent for comic catastrophe is as sure as ever, waking happy memories of an Army life and chara cte r s t hat ar e fas t f a ding away." Faint cigarette odor, light soiling to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear - mainly at top of hinges, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FLASHMAN AND THE MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT: FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS 1845-46., Fraser, George MacDonald.  Dust jacket art by Arthur Barbosa.
10 Fraser, George MacDonald. Dust jacket art by Arthur Barbosa. FLASHMAN AND THE MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT: FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS 1845-46.
Collins Harvill, London, 1990, first edition. 
367 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002711354 "With the mighty Sikh Khalsa, the finest army ever seen in Asia, poised to invade India and sweep Britainnia's ill-guarded empire into the sea, every able-bodied man was needed to defend the frontier - and one at least had his answer ready when the Call of Duty came: 'I'll swim in blood first!' For stalwart Harry Flashman, arch-rotter of the Victorian era and the most decorated poltroon in the Army, had not lately escaped fr om Borneo pirates, London bookies, slavery in Madagascar, and the embraces of a mad black queen, just to be plunged into even more dreadful peril - not if he could help it. Alas - there was no avoiding the terrors of secret service in the deba u c h e d and intrigue-ridden Court of the Punjab, the attentions of its beautiful nymphomaniac Maharani (not that he minded that, really), the horrors of its torture chambers, the plots of such fearsome figures as the Tartan Pathan, the Golden Hen , an d th e mysterious Man Who Would Be King, or the baleful influence of the Mountain of Light. And that was only the beginning: ahead lay the carnage of the bloodiest campaign ever fought in India, when Sikh, Briton, and Sepoy contended for an em pi re, a nd it s fate rested on a crazy old Irish gneral and the panic-stricken Flashy vainly trying to hide behind him." Remainder mark across bottom of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny rem ain der mar k o n i nside edge. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CONCISE OXFORD COMPANION TO CLASSICAL LITERATURE., Howatson, M.C. and Chilvers, Ian, editors.
11 Howatson, M.C. and Chilvers, Ian, editors. THE CONCISE OXFORD COMPANION TO CLASSICAL LITERATURE.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1993). 
575 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. "...the ideal reference book for anyone interested in the classical world and its literary heritage. (Contains:) accounts of the lives and works of the classical authors; character entries and plot summaries; general entries tracing the development of literary forms such as comedy and tragedy; wide coverage of the historical, political, social, and artistic background; translations of all Greek and Latin words." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very small corner crease, very light browning to edges of textblock, uncreased spine, slight curl to bottom of book. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Innes, Michael. THE APPLEBY FILE.
London Gollancz 1975 0575019565 / 9780575019560 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
207 pp, 8vo (8" H). "(A) brilliant collection of Michael Innes short stories about the varied adventures of his great detective, Sir John Appleby, Commissioner of Metropolitan Police (and, later, retired). Appleby has to cope with many diabolically ingenious modes of crime: a faked poltergeist; an exploding antique; a balloon to remove a weapon; an arrow to obliterate a trail. Many of the clues that lead to solutions are equally remarkable: a shubunkin in a pocket; the overpainting of a portrait; photocopies that have stuck together; a broken wine-glass; a coat worn inside-out; a London taxi-cab on the Simplon Pass. And the plots involve elaborate double bluffs: suicides designed to look like murders; X disguised as Y disguised as X; and in 'The Memorial Service' the tangle of impersonation develops into a triple - or is it a quadruple? - bluff." Contents: The Appleby File: The Ascham; Poltergeist; The Fishermen; The Conversation Piece; Death By Water; A Question of Confidence; The Memorial Service. Appleby's Holidays: Two on a Tower; Beggar With Skull; The Exploding Battleship; The Body in the Glen; Death in the Sun; Cold Blood; The Coy Mistress; The Thirteenth Priest Hole. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corner of boards, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block very small faint mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has two faint line indentations and tiny dint on front panel, light wrinkling at top of flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A CARTOON HISTORY OF THE MONARCHY., Jones, Michael Wynn.
13 Jones, Michael Wynn. A CARTOON HISTORY OF THE MONARCHY.
London Macmillan 1978 0333198050 / 9780333198056 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
207 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. "There have been few more consistent, or more satisfying, targets for cartoonists over the centuries than Royalty - above all in Britain where for over three hundred years our reigning monarchs have been satirised or flattered, ridiculed or glorified in the public print. (This book) sets out to document this continuing confrontation between the establishment and the caricaturists, from the reign of Elizabeth I to the present day. Political crises, religious schisms, national scandals and passing indiscretions all kindled the fires of contemporary cartoonists' inspiration: Charles I and Parliament, Popish plots and Jacobite invasions, Hanoverian mistresses, the excesses of the Regency, William IV and reform, Victoria and her ministers, Edward VII and his escapades, the Abdication crisis. Here too are the foreigners' views of our kings and queens and royal relatives, and generations of royal courtships and coronations, pomp and patronage seen through the eyes of some of Britain's greatest cartoonists. The work of Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshank, Tenniel, May, Beerbohm, Giles, Trog, and many others is testament to freedom of expression in this country and gives a fascinating perspective on the chequered careers of our rulers." Previous owner's initials, place and date in ink on free front endpaper; two tiny soiling marks on free front endpaper; light wear on bottom of boards; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Konsalik, Heinz G. Translated by Oliver Coburn. Cover art by Brian Sweet. BATTALION 999.
Aidan Ellis, (Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, 1976), Ist English edition. 
238 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "This is the second in the Konsalik war series which began with 'Doctor of Stalingrad'...Konsalik once again captures the appalling and often gruesome life of a Russian labour camp. He recounts the experiences of Dr. Deutschmann who experiments on himself to avoid conscription; the doctor and his battalion are sent to the front under the command of Sergeant Krull. The plots and sub-plots unfold a harsh landscape of life which, after many an ordeal, leaves the blinded doctor and his wife reinstated which allows them to continue their beloved research." Faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, pages browning very lightly. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HARLEQUIN ON THE MOON: COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE AND THE VISUAL ARTS., Lawner, Lynne.
15 Lawner, Lynne. HARLEQUIN ON THE MOON: COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE AND THE VISUAL ARTS.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998. 
208 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810911949 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Commedia dell'arte is the first modern theater - inspiration to Shakespeare, Moliere, Goldoni, Mozart, and Balanchine and forerunner of the modern stage comedy. Since its invention as a popular entertainment in Renaissance Italy, commedia, with its stock characters, its absurd and witty plots, and its utterly charming personalities, has captivated audiences high and low, from the street fairs where Punch and Judy reigned to the exquisitely refined court of the Sun King. This book traces the history of commedia from its beginnings through many transformations to its rediscovery in the experimental theater of today. The depictions of commedia in the visual arts has a rich history. From Tiepolo and Watteau to Beardsley, Picasso, Hockney, and other modern masters, painters have found great resonance and meaning in the clowns and lovers of commedia. Here the visual and dramatic arts meet, giving birth to styles of art and performance at once clever, hilarious, poignant, tragic, and eternal. Lynne Lawner traces all these threads, unearthing rare texts of commedia plays, discovering myriad version of the ever-fascinating Harlequin, Pierrot, Columbine, and Pulcinella, relating the gossip of courts and theaters, and revealing the ways in which these figures and their classic stories - the sly servant, the foolish soldier, the clever maid, the quack doctor - have arisen again and again in art." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
ROSAMOND FANE, OR THE PRISONERS OF ST. JAMES'S.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 29., Lee, M. and C.  Introduction by Gillian Avery.
16 Lee, M. and C. Introduction by Gillian Avery. ROSAMOND FANE, OR THE PRISONERS OF ST. JAMES'S. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 29.
London Oxford University Press 1963 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Heather Standring. 
195 pp, 7 7/8" H. Dust jacket art by William Stobbs. B&w illustrations. First printing in the Oxford Children's Library series - first published in 1870. "The seventeenth-century Civil War was a time of intrigues and divided loyalties in which, against her will, Rosamond Fane found herself taking part. Her own sympathies, like those of all the Fanes, were for the King, yet her guardian, Colonel Carewe, had just been appointed Commander of the Guard at St. James's Palace where the royal children were confined. The children were allowed to play with Rosamond and her cousins and she soon became a close friend of the unhappy Princess Elizabeth. Rosamond's loyalties were put to the test when her brother Henry arrived secretly in England with a plan to help the Duke of York to escape to the Continent - a plan in which Rosamond was required to play a leading part. Should she be disloyal to her uncle, who trusted her, or to the heir to the Throne? This was a question only Rosamond could answer - and her final decision was not an easy one." School presentation bookplate on half-title page, small light liquid mark on top of text block, tiny bump at top corners and on fore edge of boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE BOOKMAN'S TALE:  A NOVEL OF OBSESSION., Lovett, Charlie.
17 Lovett, Charlie. THE BOOKMAN'S TALE: A NOVEL OF OBSESSION.
New York Viking 2013 0670026476 / 9780670026470 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Peter Byerly isn't sure what drew him into this particular bookshop in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amada, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it can't be her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture's origins. Peter follows the trail of clues across the centuries - from a raucous London tavern where the unscrupulous bookseller Bartholomew Harbottle plots against the 'upstart crow' William Shakespeare to the unfinished ramparts of an Oxfordshire mansion where a frustrated Victorian painter mourns his lost love and takes revenge on his book-collecting rival. Along the way Peter discovers his holy grail: a priceless literary artifact that could prove the truth about Shakespeare's identity. Fearing the book may be a forgery, Peter races against time to prove its authenticity, evading the clutches of a murderer, meeting a woman who may hold the key to the mystery of the portrait, and finally discovering the truth about his own past and precious Amanda." Book is very slightly bowed. Dust jacket has one minor soft edge crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OVER TO TUNIS: THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN., Marshall, Howard.
18 Marshall, Howard. OVER TO TUNIS: THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN.
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair Maps by L. Potter. 
168 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers + 14 additional b&w maps. "It was Howard Marshall's job to broadcast the Tunisian campaign to the world. No other eye-witness not an actual protagonist has so complete a knowledge of the facts, and in this book he is able to give what could obviously not be given in a broadcast commentary - a balanced, comprehensive and outspoken account of both the military and political sides. The book opens with the first landings in November, 1942, and the failure of the first bid for Tunis. It then traces the development of the small original landing force into a magnificent army, and moves in a crescendo towards the final pulverising attack. The author analyses the reasons for the Allied success and the lessons to be derived from it. He deals at length with the political situation: the plots and counterplots of French political parties; the appointment and assassination of Darlan; the problems of General Giraud's administration; the whole confused background of intrigue and conspiracy in Algiers. The author also discusses the problems of broadcasting from a theatre of war, and describes the special complications of the work of a radio reporter." Some tiny light foxing marks on endpapers, darkening and three scratch marks to top of text block, light browning to edges of text block, book is slightly cocked, small bump to top edge of boards, minor soiling, small light stain on spine. Dust jacket has soiling, large piece missing from top of spine and part of rear panel, several small edge chips and tears, small piece missing from middle of spine, light edge wrinkling, moderate edge wear on spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ANNE OF INGLESIDE., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
19 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE OF INGLESIDE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good 
323 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - medium blue boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1939, but this is a later printing. A continuation of the "Anne of Green Gables" series. "Plots thicken and more and more characters are introduced in their satisfactory solution, in this story of the Four Winds Harbour folk. Here we meet all the Ingleside young folk - Jem, Shirley and Walter Blythe, and a long succession of Meridiths, their close friends. We share in the vivid accounts of their good times, their work and their play. A fine story of real children, imaginative and high-spiritied, set in lovely Prince Edward Island, and undisturbed by the ominous shadow of world events." Two pages with large soft dog-ear creases, several pages with a very soft edge crease, light browning to edges of some pages, light browning to edges of boards and on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling, minor edge wear with one tiny tear, slight color fading at top 1" of spine, 2" scratch on front panel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
20 Peacock, Max. MEN OF WRATH.
London Allan Wingate 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
224 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine. "At his trial before King Charles the Second, after his attempt to steal the Crown Jewels, Colonel Blood caused some sensation by declaring that a few months before he had saved His Majesty's life. His statement is true up to a point, but the reason he gave for performing the kind act was a mere fabrication, intended to flatter the King's vanity or tickle his sense of humour. This book is an attempt to portray the matter as it really was." Light edge rubbing, tiny bump and light wear at bottom corner of boards, tiny dent on top of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small rub marks on front board and on spine, slight color fading on spine, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, very light browning on endpapers, two small tears on fore-edge of page 29/30 - archivally taped, two tiny chips on fore-edge of page leaf 31/32, very light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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