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ENCHANTMENT'S END.  PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN., Alexander, Marc.  Cover art by Stephen Bradbury.
1 Alexander, Marc. Cover art by Stephen Bradbury. ENCHANTMENT'S END. PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN.
Headline, London, 1992, first printing. 
434 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0747238340 "A small group of ill-assorted questers have reached the end of the Pilgrim Path - the resting place of the enchanted Princess Livia, rightful heir to the Empty Throne. But before she can be woken fr om her hundred years' slumber they must carry her to the fabled Wells of Ythan to bathe in the magical waters which will restore her to consciousness. Also travelling to the Wells is the Regent who rules in her stead - a mercilessly ambiti o u s m a n i nfected with a great evil - the poisoned bite of a homunculus threatens his life and sanity. His only hope of a cure for the creeping decay which afflicts his flesh lies in the very same Well water which, when it wakens Livia, will th re at e n hi s h ar dwon position of power. The Wells will accept all who come with faith in their efficacy - good and evil alike. And Livia's fight for Ythan begins in earnest once the ancient Mage Ysldon has dispensed his mythical panacea.... " Int eri or - sl ig ht cu rl at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, slight curl at top corners of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
2 Anderson, Kevin J. STAR WARS. THE JEDI ACADEMY TRILOGY. VOLUME 1. JEDI SEARCH. VOLUME 2. DARK APPRENTICE. VOLUME 3. CHAMPIONS OF THE FORCE. 3 VOLUME SET.
Bantam, New York, (1994, 8th/1994, 2nd/1994, Ist). 
354 pp, 354 pp, 322 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by John Alvin. "As the war between the Republic and the scattered remnants of the Empire continues, two children - the Jedi twins - will come into their powers in a universe on the brink of vast changes and challenges. In this time of turmoil and discovery an extraordinary new Star Wars saga begins..." Interiors - one page dog-earred at top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear, spines are flat with very faint creases to volume 2. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ANOTHER FINE MYTH / MYTH CONCEPTIONS / MYTH DIRECTIONS / HIT OR MYTH / MYTHING PERSONS / LITTLE MYTH MARKER / M.Y.T.H. INC. LINK / MYTH-NOMERS AND IM-PERVECTIONS / M.Y.T.H. INC. IN ACTION / SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE / MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE - 11 VOLUME S, Asprin, Robert A.
3 Asprin, Robert A. ANOTHER FINE MYTH / MYTH CONCEPTIONS / MYTH DIRECTIONS / HIT OR MYTH / MYTHING PERSONS / LITTLE MYTH MARKER / M.Y.T.H. INC. LINK / MYTH-NOMERS AND IM-PERVECTIONS / M.Y.T.H. INC. IN ACTION / SWEET MYTH-TERY OF LIFE / MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE - 11 VOLUME S
Ace, New York, (1985-2002, Ist printings and reprints). 
200 pp, 217 pp, 202 pp, 170 pp, 172 pp, 167 pp, 159 pp, 200 pp, 245 pp, 226 pp, 198 pp, paperbacks - 11 volumes. "Skeeve was a magician's apprentice, until an assassin hired by an ancient enemy struck and his master was dead. Skeeve suddenly found himself alone with Aahz, a purple-tongued demon the old magician had summoned from another dimension as a practical joke just before he was killed. Aahz had lost his powers, Skeeve had lost his job. So together, they set out through a un i v e r s e p o pulated by Deveels (or devils), Imps, dragons, unicorns and more, looking for a way to get even..." Interiors - some volumes with light browning to pages, heavy browning to inside of covers of vol. 4, small light waterstain at top co rn er o f la s t fe w pages and also on inside of rear cover with some foxing of vol. 9, date stamp on first page of vol. 10, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, one small corner crease, br own ing to ed ge s o f te xtb lock of vol. 9, spines flat with light crease on vol. 2 and faint crease on vols. 3, 5, 7, & 9. Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
ARMISTICE 1918., Barclay, C.N., Brigadier.
4 Barclay, C.N., Brigadier. ARMISTICE 1918.
A.S. Barnes, New York, (1969). 
155 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "After more than four years of the most fearful war in the world's history, the end came almost unexpectedly, with dramatic suddenness. At five o'clock on the morning of November 11, 1918, Marshal Foch and Admiral Wemyss, representing the Allies, concluded an armistice with German civil and military representatives. There had been a general expectation that the war would last well into 1919. The author...examines the various factors that led to the earlier conclusion of the war. He analyzes conditions in the summer of 1918 following Ludendorff's massive offensive in March...also probes the plans of the Central Powers, the Allies, and the American Expeditionary Forces, emphasizing the range of disagreements on the methods by which German could be defeated. He then goes on to consider the first and second phases of the Allied offensives of August 1918, which at last cracked German resistance. Finally the Armistice itself is studied in detail. The penultimate chapter, which comments on military operations, includes the bizarre account of the Kaiser's unheralded arrival in Holland..." Tiny marks and faint ghost marks on endpapers from old tape (removed), thin ink line smudge on page 117, a few pages with soft or full corner creases, slight bubbling to front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, some faint writing indentations on front panel, two small closed tears. VG-/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE:  A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS.  (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.), Barke, James.
5 Barke, James. THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE: A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS. (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1953, 1st edition. 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "....gives a vivid picture of Robert Burns at the height of his creative powers, acclaimed as Scotland's national bard and yet bitterly aware of the empty glory of that fame so far as any worth-while improvement in his immediate prospects are concerned. He has left the scene of his brief triumph in the Edinburgh drawing-rooms. He is a farmer again, trying to wrest a living from the grudging soil of Ellisland . . . H e h a s very much on his mind the cares of a wife and family, for whom he is determined to make a home. Through these pages the sterling worth of Jean Armour shines like a star. Bonnie Jean has hitherto had scant justice paid to her by b io gr ap he rs . He re her character is limned with admiration and affection. One understands the strength of the bond between her and Burns, and how it could withstand the devastating impact of Burns's infatuation for Anna Park, the golden-haire d H ebe of th e G lo b e T ave rn in Dumfries....But the story is concerned too with Burns's intellectual development, not only as a poet but as a thinker peculiarly sensitive to the fresh political breezes that are blowing in so strongly from Fra nce. ...T he b ook ends wi th the aba ndonment of the farm and of the life he had known since boyhood, the never-ending struggle with the land; already the shadow of his last tragic years in Dumfies lies darkly across his path...." Four very sma ll in k che ck ma rks on ve rso of dedic ation page, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, one very small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to color at bottom edge s and on spi ne - s ligh t fadi ng a t t op edg es, bo ok slightly cocked. Dust jacket has small chips/tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 1" piece missing at bottom of rear panel, two small areas of surface paper loss on rear p anel, l ight ru bbing and so iling - m ainly o n rear panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
6 Beloff, Max. Preface by H. Noel Fieldhouse. THE BALANCE OF POWER. BEATTY MEMORIAL LECTURES.
Montreal McGill University Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
73 pp, 7 1/2" H. Contents: Preface; Foreword; The Partition of Europe and Afterwards; Post-Imperial Asia; International Organizations: Records and Prospects. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling, a few tiny scuffs, small dent on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MR CHURCHILL IN 1940., Berlin, Isaiah.
7 Berlin, Isaiah. MR CHURCHILL IN 1940.
John Murray, London, n.d., first edition in volume form. 
40 pp, 8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece (Karsh photographic portrait). "This essay originally appeared in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Sir Winston Churchill's War Memoirs and all quotations are from that work. It was p ublished in 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'The Cornhill Magazine' under the title 'Mr. Churchill and F.D.R.'." "The Churchillian essence has never been more brilliantly appraised than by Sir Isaiah Berlin who portrays 'a man larger than life, co m p o s e d of bigger and simpler elements than ordinary men, a gigantic historical figure during his own lifetime, superhumanly bold, strong and imaginative, one of the greatest men of action his nation has produced, an orator of prodigious powers , th e sa vi ou r of his country, a mythical hero who belongs to legend as much as to reality, the largest human being of our time'." Minor waviness at top of front free endpaper, tiny bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light ed ge we ar - l igh t at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Bloch, Marc. Translated from the French by L.A. Manyon. Preface by Jacques Le Goff. FEUDAL SOCIETY.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
624 pp, 10" H. Black cloth, blocked with a gilt design by Adam McCaulay, red endpapers, colour plates & frontispiece. Red slipcase. Chapter headings: Moslems and Hungarians; The Northmen; Some Consequences and Some Lessons of the Invasions; Material Conditions and Economic Characteristics; Modes of Feeling and Thought; The Folk Memory; The Intellectual Renaissance in the Second Feudal Age; The Foundations of Law; The Solidarity of the Kindred Group; Character and Vicissitudes of the Tie of Kinship; Vassal Homage; The Fief; General Survey of Europe; The Fief Becomes the Patrimony of the Vassal; The Man of Several Masters; Vassal and Lord; The Paradox of Vassalage; The Manor; Servitude and Freedom; Towards New Forms of Manorialsim; The Nobles as a De Facto Class; The Life of the Nobility; Chivalry; Transformation of the Nobility into a Legal Class; Class Distinctions Within the Nobility; Clergy and Burgesses; Judicial Institutions; The Traditional Powers: Kingdoms and Empires; From Territorial Principalities to Castellanies; Disorder and the Efforts to Combat It; Towards the Reconstruction of States: National Developments; Feudalism as a Part of Society; The Persistence of European Feudalism. Small slight bump to bottom edge of front board. Slipcase has a small bump on one bottom side edge, a tiny bump on one front side edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA., Bradley, John.
9 Bradley, John. ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1968. 
251 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps. "The attempts by the Western powers to intervene in Russia after the Bolshevik coup d'etat of 1917, and the abortive attempt of the Red Army to destroy Poland, are subjects which have be en badly neglected by historians. John Bradley has consulted French and British archives for the first time, and his book provides a wealth of completely new material on the subject. As a result of this new research many hitherto accepte d i d e a s o f the intervention are challenged and a clearer perspective is given to this period of history. The most obscure phase of the intervention, November 1917 to August 1918, is thoroughly dealt with, and the place of Japan and the Czec ho s lo va k Co rp s i n the military strategy of the Allies is examined. The book also deals with the South, the Far East and the Polish campaigns, the 'last march of the Entente' against Soviet Russia." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket h as ve ry lig ht ed ge we ar/ wr inkling, minor browning, two tiny tears with old tape on inside, small light dampness stain at top inside edge of spine, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL., Brand, Max.
10 Brand, Max. FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1996. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1557500886 B&w photographs, maps. "(A)fter more than fifty years and a string of fortunate coincidences, Brand's stirring account of the 212th Marine Fighter Squadron's operations at Guadalc anal in 1942 has been set in print. Once of the very first examples of oral history, this treasure trove of personal and historical detail was the result of hundreds of hours of interviews with the pilots and ground crew of the 212th, as wel l a s w i th Marine infantrymen and Navy personnel, conducted soon after the events took place. Stories of thrilling, yet deadly, air-to-air combat are recounted in the words of the men who were there - who also share their innermost thoughts abo ut fe ar , c ou rage, and their resolve to defeat the Japanese. Lost when Brand was killed while covering the Italian campaign for Harper's magazine, this unique and important find wuld never have appeared in print except for a meeting of squadro n v e ter ans a nd the author's daughter. Graced with the poetic spirit and descriptive powers of his well-loved novels, Brand's account deserves a place among the classics of World War II literature for both its literary merit and its rich legac y of p erso nal ins igh ts i nto one of the pivotal campaigns of the Pacific War. In addition to being a revealing and informative historical bonanza, this work serves as a dramatic, inspirational testament to the men of an outstanding squadron wh o tri ump hed u nder dur ess, and to their legendary squadron commander, Lt. Col. Harold (Joe) Bauer, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor." Dust jacket has light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Bromhead, P.A. THE HOUSE OF LORDS AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICS 1911-1957.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1958, first edition. 
283 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Chapter headings: The House of Lords and Constitutional Development; The Composition of the House of Lords; Active and Inactive Peers; Special Class es of Peers; Procedure and Organization of Business; The Representation of the Government in the House of Lords; Party Organization and Discipline in the House of Lords; Legislative Procedure in the Lords; The Parliament Act of 1911 and Its Ef f e c t s ; Conservative and National Government Bills, 1922-39; Labour Government Bills in 1924 and 1929-31; Labour Government Bills of 1945-51; Conservative Government Bills of 1951-6; Bills First Introduced in the Lords; The Lords and Private Me mb er s' B il ls ; The Death Penalty Question; The House of Lords and General Debates; The Question of Reform of Powers; Proposals for Minor Modifications of Composition; Proposals for Wholesale Reconstruction of the House; Conclusion; Appendix: Th e E lec tio n o f t he Scottish Representative Peers; Bibliographical Note; Index. Progressively heavy creases at fore-edge of approx pages 221 to end of book, tiny edge tear at fore-edge of pages 257-260 (archivally taped), darkening to top of tex t bl ock, sma ll i nk d ot on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine color, minor browning to pages, minor edge wear. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Brown, Mary. Cover art by Larry Elmore. STRANGE DELIVERANCE.
Baen, Riverdale, NY, 1997, Ist printing. 
374 pp, mass market paperback. "They called the village 'Deliverance', for that was what it seemed to be to the group of refugees who stumbled across it. Mysteriously deserted, untouched by war or pestilence, the village seemed to welcome the survivors of the great Collapse. In their desperation no one thought it odd that the village was both empty and picture-perfect. Or that the nearby forest, 'The Wilderness', was so strangely impenetrable. And anyway, they figured, if they left the Wilderness strictly alone it would return the favor. As the village's previous occupants could have told them, they were wrong about that last part..." Interior - slightly cracked a pages 372/373, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, flat uncreased spine. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION., Browning, Reed.
13 Browning, Reed. THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION.
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1995 0312125615 / 9780312125615 Soft Cover Very Good 
445 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The apparent vulnerability of the Habsburg Empire at the time of Maria Theresa's accession destabilized the whole of Europe and, with Frederick the Great's invasion of Silesia, a cycle of violence was initiated that lasted for eight years and ravaged much of the continent. The vast conflict, which involved almost all the European powers and their empires, is the subject of (this book). (It) provides a highly readable narrative of a complex period that fundamentally shaped the European state system. The author explores the often changing war aims of the major belligerents - Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Piedmont-Sardinia, and Spain - and links diplomatic and military events to the political and social context from which they arose." Interior - a few pages with a tiny soft corner bump, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small coft crease at top rear corner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
14 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
15 Cole, Adrian. Cover art by Kevin Johnson. OMARAN SAGA. 4 VOLUME SET. BOOK ONE. A PLACE AMONG THE FALLEN. BOOK TWO. THRONE OF FOOLS. BOOK THREE. THE KING OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS. BOOK FOUR. THE GODS IN ANGER.
Avon, New York, (1990, 1990, 1990, 1991). 
374 pp, 370 pp + appendices, 376 pp, 370 pp - mass market paperbacks - 4 volumes. "Omara: The last surviving domain of the human race, where magic is a heresy punishable by death at the hands of Simon Wargallow and his bloodthirsty Deliverers. To this land of repression and darkness comes the giant called Korbillian - an exiled mage crossing ruined dimensions to confront the terrifying forces that destroyed his world. Armed with awesome forbidden powers, he gathers the hidden strength of Omara to his side - leading his small, magical band through mysterious realms of wickedness and wonder...toward the lost city of Xennidhum and the ultimate battle against an all-powerful evil..." Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, light rubbing, edges of textblock browning, books lightly cocked and light creases on spines. VeryGood- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SPELLJAMMER.  THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF THE CLOAKMASTER CYCLE.  ONE. BEYOND THE MOONS.  TWO. INTO THE VOID.  THREE. THE MAELSTROM'S EYE.  FOUR. THE RADIANT DRAGON.  FIVE. THE BROKEN SPHERE., Cook, David; Findley, Nigel; Moore, Roger E.;  and Cunningham, Elaine
16 Cook, David; Findley, Nigel; Moore, Roger E.; and Cunningham, Elaine SPELLJAMMER. THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES OF THE CLOAKMASTER CYCLE. ONE. BEYOND THE MOONS. TWO. INTO THE VOID. THREE. THE MAELSTROM'S EYE. FOUR. THE RADIANT DRAGON. FIVE. THE BROKEN SPHERE.
Lake Geneva, WI TSR First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Cover art Jeff Easley, Kelly Freas, Michael Scott. 
The first five volumes of 'The Cloakmaster Cycle' - 7" H. **Volume Six: The Ultimate Helm is not included here.** 1. Beyond the Moons - 311 pp, 1991, ISBN 1560761539. "Little did Teldin Moore know there was life beyond Krynn's moons - until a crashed spelljamming ship demolished his farm and changed his life! With a dying alien's magical cloak and cryptic words, he quickly discovers that he's a popular fellow. He and his giff companion race to find Astinus of Palanthas and the gnomes of Mount Nevermind to learn why, before the mostrous neogi can find them!" 2. Into the Void - 311 pp, 1991, ISBN 1560761547. "Plunged into a sea of alien faces, Teldin Moore isn't sure whom to trust. His gnomish sidewheeler is attacked by space pirates, and he is saved by a hideous mind flayer who offers to help the human use his magical cloak - but for whose gain? Teldin learns the basics of spell-jamming, and he seeks an ancient arcane, one who might tell him more." 3. The Maelstrom's Eye - 313 pp, 1992, ISBN 1560763442. "From an elven admiral at the Rock of Bral, Teldin Moore learns more about his cloak's past and its potential powers - but he doesn't count on being caught up in the hurri-cane of the second Unhuman War. Vengeful humanoids rampage through the Known Spheres, and they're on Teldin's trail even as he hunts for the ultimate spacefaring ship of all: the mighty 'Spell-jammer'!" 4. The Radiant Dragon - 312 pp, 1992, ISBN 1560763469. "Teldin Moore is looking for the great ship 'Spelljammer'. A radiant dragon holds the key to commanding the great ship but needs Teldin's help to take control. Meanwhile, the elves seek his assistance in the second Unhuman War, where a group of elf-hating monsters trades with goblinoids for a secret weapon against the elven Imperial Fleet. But someone in Teldin's inner circle is pulling all parties toward battle." 5. The Broken Sphere - 314 pp, 1993, ISBN 1560765968. "Teldin Moore's magic amulet allows him to 'see' through the eyes of the great ship 'Spelljammer', across the wilds of space. Following clues from an ancient gnomish library and the vision he sees, he traces the mighty craft through the crystal spheres. He employs his magical cloak's powers and discovers his quarry's home, but Teldin's cloak - and the possibility it could give him control over the 'Spelljammer' - continues to draw enemies, often in the guise of friends. Will he survive long enough to face the final danger that awaits him at the point of the 'Spelljammer's' origin - the Broken Sphere?" Interiors - very light to light browning to inside of covers, slight toning to pages; book five has light creases at top corner of last few pages and a few tiny corner creases elsewhere; otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - book two has a twist to the spine, one crease down spine, small number on bottom of text block and a small sticker removal mark on front cover; book three has light edge wear on front cover and tiny dents on rear cover; book four has very light edge wear; book five has lean to spine and two creases down spine, creases at top corner of rear cover, edge wear, and a tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
POWERS OF DARKNESS, POWERS OF LIGHT:  TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS AND THE DEMONIC., Cornwell, John.
17 Cornwell, John. POWERS OF DARKNESS, POWERS OF LIGHT: TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS AND THE DEMONIC.
London Viking 1991 0670821039 / 9780670821037 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
395 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)ells the story of a journey in the strange world of alleged apparitions, prophecies, miracles of healing, levitation, holy relics, weeping statues, stigmata and demonic possession. Cornwell follows the trail through Yugoslavia, Ireland, Spain, the United States, Canada, Italy and Britain, in search of proof of divine, or diabolical, intervention. He encounters the teenage Marian visionaries of Medjugorje, Sister Briege McKenna, the healing nun, and the ghostly influence of the stigmatic Padre Pio. He investigates the Shroud of Turin, the liquefaction of the blood of St Januarius in Naples, a Eucharistic miracle in the Bronx and a weeping plaque of the Virgin in Sicily. He describes a curious and sometimes sinister landscape inhabited by prophets, saints, charismatic political leaders and exorcists, and finds himself in conversation with Graham Greene, Professor A.J. Ayer and the distinguished Jesuit philosopher Father Frederick Copleston. Cornwell's journey culminates in an imaginative and original perspective that demonstrates the moral and spiritual benefits of popular mystical phenomena, while redeeming them from scientific debunking and fundamentalist literalism." One tiny corner bump, small light number indentation on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and at bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff on spine, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Coville, Bruce. Illustrated by Katherine Coville. THE EVIL ELVES. VOLUME 3 OF "MOONGOBBLE AND ME".
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2004, first edition. 
71 pp, 8 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068985756X B&w illustrations. "Moongobble has successfully completed two of his three Mighty Tasks: He's collected the Golden Acorns of Alcoona and bottled the tears of the Weeping Werewolf. There 's only one more Mighty Task to go and Moongobble will become a member of the Society of Magicians. But this might be the most difficult one of them all. Moongobble must go deep into the Great Forest of Boodle to recover the Queen's Belly B u t t o n , a magical stone that was plucked off an ancient statue by a band of elves. The Belly Button has the power to tempt its owner to do evil things - and those elves have been causing trouble left and right. Moongobble enlists the help of Ed wa rd , Ur k, the Rusty Knight, Fireball the Dragon, and Arfur, an old friend. Even with their help, this task won't be easy. Anyone who attempts to steal the Belly Button and fails will be turned into stone! Will Moongobble be able to succe ssf ull y s te al the stone and resist its powers?" Ages 6-10. Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ZERO TOLLERANCE:  AN INTIMATE MEMOIR BY THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FIGURE SKATING., Cranston, Toller.  With Martha Lowder Kimball.
19 Cranston, Toller. With Martha Lowder Kimball. ZERO TOLLERANCE: AN INTIMATE MEMOIR BY THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FIGURE SKATING.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1997 0771023340 / 9780771023347 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Toller Cranston is: six-time Canadian figure-skating champion, celebrity, costume designer, artist extraordinaire, broadcaster, choreographer of skating routines, raconteur, bon vivant, coach, world traveller, art collector, legend and enigma. In 1976 he won Olympic bronze (so why did it feel like defeat?). This book tells the story of his life after those fateful games at Innsbruck. The rise and fall of Toller's first professional ice show is described in soul-searing detail. His subsequent triumphant tour of Europe as the Skater of the Century is recounted, in contrast, with wicked humour. There are vignettes here of his encounters with the rich and famous from Leonard Bernstein to Pierre Cardin and of his life among Europe's aristocrats and bohemians. Toller has experienced the high life and the low. He has stayed in the most luxurious hotels, held court in palatial houses, sought seclusion in beautiful estates. But the hard times took their toll. In the early 1990s a combination of circumstances, including a disastrous professional association with out-of-control American skater Christopher Bowman and a lawsuit that dragged on for years (ending in complete victory for Toller), led to a personal crisis from which recovery came slowly. But even in the blackest hours, Toller's humour and creative powers never deserted him - an extraordinary self -portrait written by a uniquely gifted individual. Toller's wit, insight, and delicious way with words will entertain and astound readers whether they are skating fans or not." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Darwin, Charles. Introduction by Richard Dawkins. THE ESSENTIAL DARWIN. 4 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE: A NATURALIST'S VOYAGE / ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES / THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS / THE DESCENT OF MAN.
London Folio Society 1990 Hard Cover Very Good 
395 pp, 298 pp, 258 pp, 592 pp, 10" H. 4 volumes in dark green slipcase with gold lettering/profile of Darwin on side panels. Bound in dark green buckram with gold banding, brown leather labels with gold lettering on spine - gold borders, lettering and Darwin profile on front boards. Dark brown endpapers, top edges dark green. B&w illustrations. 'A Naturalist's Voyage' has a tiny faint dent/scuff on rear board. 'The Descent of Man' has small bump at top corner of front board and top of front hinge. 'The Expression of the Emotions' has wrinkle at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a small bump at one top front and rear corner, very light rubbing. The gold lettering on spine labels is all complete - scan does not show it well. 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
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