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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.
1 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
 
 
ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE., Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady.  Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford.  Preface by John Hunter.
2 Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady. Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford. Preface by John Hunter. ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE.
London Leslie Frewin 1968 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
48 pp + 24 colour plates (reproductions of illustrations from the 1875 edition, printed on one side of leaf only), 9 1/2" H. "By the 1870s, Patience was already a popular pastime, and it is surprising to learn that Lady Adelaide's compilation was the first on the subject to appear in the English language. (It) became, and remained, a best seller. It has been reprinted many times, but without the elegant and colourful plates that made it 'the' coffe-table book of London society during the latter half of Queen Victoria's reign and throughout that of Edward VII. The book delighted me so much that I decided to republish it, if it could be exactly reproduced. The generosity of Mrs Meredith and the skill of the printers have now made that possible." from the Preface. Contents: Preface; Foreword; Explanation of the Tableaux; Explanation of Term; (Games) Belle Lucie; Le Cadran; La Quinzaine; La Loi Salique; Les Quatre Coins; Le Moulin; Le Shah; Le Blocus; L'Horloge; La Forteresse; Les Quatorze; Le Sultan; Le Calcul; La Nivernaise; The Empress of India; The Besieged City; Le Parterre; Les Hemispheres; Les Petits Paquets; Le Carre Napoleon; La Duchesse de Luynes; The British Constitution; The Zodiac; Sympathie. Light toning to edges of text block, light browning to edges of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - larger soft creases at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped, faint water stain at bottom of front panel and a smaller stain at bottom of rear panel, light soiling/rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Chambers, Ernest J., Captain (Corps of Guides). THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE: A CORPS HISTORY.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
160 pp, + (89) pp of advertisements, 4to (10 15/16" H), in slipcase. From the Coles Canadiana Collection of facsimile reprints - originally published in 1906. B&w photographs, drawings, decorations. Contents: A Big Problem for a Young Country; Organization of the NorthWest Mounted Police; The First Winter in the Far West; Col. Macleod Commissioner; The Sitting Bull Incident; Under Sir John Again; Lord Lorne's Tour; Headquarters Removed to Regina; The Rebellion of 1885; Increase of Strength and Duties; Under the Present Commissioner; Appendix. Interior - tiny light mark on rear endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, two tiny marks on fore-edge of textblock, soft crease at top corner of covers, spine flat with very faint crease. Slipcase has light edge wear, light fading to color on edges and rear panel, top of spine label missing with the word "The" of the title. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SYLVAE.  JOHN DRYDEN 1685.  A SCOLAR PRESS FACSIMILE., Dryden, John.  Introduction by James Kinsley.
4 Dryden, John. Introduction by James Kinsley. SYLVAE. JOHN DRYDEN 1685. A SCOLAR PRESS FACSIMILE.
Scolar Press, Menston, Yorkshire, 1973, facsimile of London, 1685 edition. 
495 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0854179380 "The purpose of the Scholar Press General Series is to issue in facsimile works which have contributed historically and, usually, imaginatively to the broad development of literature in the English language. Major works, which may be familiar but whose impact is often veiled by the inaccuracies and obfuscations of later editions, are included in accurate facsimiles of authoritative or otherwise significant early texts..." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear to boards, one very small corner bump, very minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, a few tiny tears with creases at top of spine - one other tiny closed tear. VG/VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
5 FitzGibbon, Mary Agnes. A VETERAN OF 1812: THE LIFE OF JAMES FITZGIBBON.
Toronto Coles 1979 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
336 pp + Appendices and Notes, 8 3/8" H. Part of the Coles Canadian Collection - facsimile of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1894 edition. B&w illustrations. "Lieutenant James FitzGibbon was one of the greatest and most venturesome leaders in the War of 1812. The commander of a troop dubbed the Bloody Boys, he practiced a form of guerilla warfare, at the time considered highly unconventional. It was the lieutenant who, in 1813, received news from Laura Secord of an impending surpise attack at Beaver Dams. And it was FitzGibbon who, despite being vastly outnumbered, obtained an American surrender two days later. After the war, FitzGibbon was twice promoted and helped supress the Rebellion of 1837. (This) biography, written by his granddaughter, includes selections of his own writing, as well as others of his time, including Isaac Brock." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LION-HUNTING IN SOMALILAND.  ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF "PIGSTICKING" THE AFRICAN WART-HOG., Melliss, C.J., Captain.
6 Melliss, C.J., Captain. LION-HUNTING IN SOMALILAND. ALSO AN ACCOUNT OF "PIGSTICKING" THE AFRICAN WART-HOG.
St. Martin's Press, New York, (1991), Ist edition thus - reprint of the original edition with editor's note. 
186 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312054637 From the Peter Capstick Library - reprints of hunting and adventure classics. B&w frontis by Cecil Aldin, b&w photos. "A captain in the 9th Bombay Infantry, C.J. Melliss was a pi oneer of those professional soldiers of the Thin Red Line of Empire on Indian duty who found new areas of sport (in Somaliland). Ranging well inland (M)elliss was able to hunt lions and 'pigstick' warhogs, replacing the Indian sport of tiger and w ild boar hunting. He tells in this book of a day long gone when gentlemen holding the King's commission could pit their rifles against lions in the most primitive conditions, as well as their hand at warthogs with a bamboo and steel lance." Tiny b ump on top edge of rear board and at bottom of spine, light fading to top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkle at top of spine. Very good+/Near fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS.  3 BOOKS., Moffat, Alfred.
7 Moffat, Alfred. DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS. 3 BOOKS.
London Galliard / Stainer & Bell Reprints Hard Cover Very Good - H. Willebeek Le Mair. 
Reprints of three books originally published by Stainer & Bell of London between 1911-12 - oblong format (8 3/4" H x 11 5/16" D), in glazed pictorial boards - 32 pp each. Each book contains the musical notation and lyrics for 15 songs and each song is preceded by a full page colour illustration. 1. Dickory Dickory Dock - ISBN 852493398 - Georgy-Porgy; Little Miss Muffet; Dickory, dickory, dock; Girls and boys come out to play; Jack and Jill; Yankee Doodle; Twinkle, twinkle, little star; Little Bo-Peep, Oranges and Lemons; Ride a cock-horse; What are little boys made of?; There was a little man; Little Boy Blue; Polly put the kettle on; Hush-a-bye Baby. 2. Curly Locks - ISBN 852493401- Dame get up and bake your pies; Dance a Baby Diddy; Young lambs to sell; Over the hills and far away; Little Polly Flinders; The North Wind does blow; Old King Cole; Dance to your daddy; I saw three ships come sailing in; Curly Locks; London Bridge is broken down; Little jumping Joan; Oh dear, what can the matter be?; There came to my window; The babes in the wood. 3. Four and Twenty Tailors - ISBN 85249341X - Simple Simon; Where are you going to, my pretty maid?; Lazy sheep, pray tell me why; Three mice went into a hole to spin; Four-and-twenty tailors; See-saw, Margery Daw; There was a crooked man; Lavender's blue; Little Tommy Tucker; A frog he would a-wooing go; The spider and the fly; I had a little nut tree; Goosey, goosey, gander; A little cock-sparrow; Sleep baby, sleep. Minor toning to edges of pages and endpapers, tiny to very small bump at top/bottom of spines and at most corners of boards, minor toning to spines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII., Norman, C.B.
8 Norman, C.B. BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII.
Newton Abbot David & Charles Reprints 1971 0715353985 / 9780715353981 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 
500 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, tables, plates. "(G)ives details of army battle honours from Tangiers, 1662, to the years of the Boer War. It recalls the glories of regiments which are now long gone, of famous battles like Blenheim, Mysore, Corunna, Sevastopol and Khartoum. Each section contains brief accounts of every major campaign with tables showing the casualties - officers and men - killed and wounded. The whole work is supplemented with full indexes, as well as maps and illustrations." Very light browning to edges of pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor scuff on fore-edge of textblock, light browning to edges of textblock, light soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is browning, has light edge wrinkling, tiny tear,and delamination at bottom of spine, some delamination at bottom of front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII., Norman, C.B.
9 Norman, C.B. BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII.
Newton Abbot David & Charles Reprints 1971 0715353985 / 9780715353981 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
500 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, tables, plates. "(G)ives details of army battle honours from Tangiers, 1662, to the years of the Boer War. It recalls the glories of regiments which are now long gone, of famous battles like Blenheim, Mysore, Corunna, Sevastopol and Khartoum. Each section contains brief accounts of every major campaign with tables showing the casualties - officers and men - killed and wounded. The whole work is supplemented with full indexes, as well as maps and illustrations." Ghost mark from removed bookplate and a small label from bookstore on front free endpaper, faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block - mostly on top, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on inside surface, slight toning on spine and top outside edge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
RUPERT:  A BEAR'S LIFE., Perry, George.  With Alfred Bestall.
10 Perry, George. With Alfred Bestall. RUPERT: A BEAR'S LIFE.
London Pavilion 1986 0907516769 / 9780907516767 Second Impression. Soft Cover Very Good Alfred Bestall / Mary Tourtel. 
169 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(T)ells the story of Britain's longest-lived children's comic character, Rupert Bear. Rupert commenced his existence in the pages of the Daily Express in 1920 and for generations of Britons he has been part of childhood mythology. The central character, apart from the small bear himself, is the late Alfred Bestall, who drew Rupert daily for thirty years. He was interviewed at length, and gave the book his full co-operation. The book assesses Rupert's popularity and includes full descriptions of the associated enterprises, the fan clubs, the annuals, the book reprints, the merchandising and his appearances on television, in the cinema as an animation, and even the notorious piracy in the underground paper, Oz. The evocative illustrations include not only familiar images of Rupert, but also material never before published from the archives of the Daily Express." Interior - gift inscription in ink on inside of front cover, small soft crease at top corner of first two pages, otherwise clean & tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease down spine, small crease at top corner of front cover, laminate is loose at top of front hinge area, some small faint rub marks on edges of text block and at bottom of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE., Sage, Dean.  Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr.  Introduction by Arnold Gingrich.  Notice by DeWitt Sage.
11 Sage, Dean. Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr. Introduction by Arnold Gingrich. Notice by DeWitt Sage. THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE.
Goshen, Connecticut Angler's and Shooter's Press 1973 Limited Edition. Full-Leather Very Good+ Charles DeFeo and Ogden M. Pleissner. 
(xxxvi), (xvi), 304 pp, 12 3/4" H. No. 115 of 250 copies, initialled on limitation page by both editors. Full dark blue leather with bevelled edges, five raised bands and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt banding and illustration of bird of prey with salmon on front board. Top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark, marbled endpapers. A facsimile of the 1888 edition, reproducing the original b&w illustrations, fold-out map, decorative headpieces and initial capitals, etc., with the addition of a tissue-covered colour frontispiece by Charles DeFeo - "Dean Sage's Favorite Flies" (signed) and a colour plate by Ogden M. Pleissner (signed). Chapter headings: The River; Canoes and Indians; Camp Harmony; The Salmon; Tackle and How to Use It; The Salmon of the Matapedia Bridge; Hours for Angling; The Waugan et Infra; The Season of 1885; The Adventures of 1886; Angling Literature. Includes an Introduction by Arnold Gingrich, "A Notice of Dean Sage" by DeWitt L. Sage and a Bibliography. The verso of the free front endpaper shows some separation at the hinge (not visible from the front) - probably due to the thickness of the paper. Very minor wear at top/bottom corner of rear board and at bottom of rear hinge, very minor wear on bottom edge of both boards, small light scuff (approx. 3/4") to gilt on top of text block. A very handsome production. Additional pictures available on request. Very Good+ to Near Fine 
Price: 1250.00 USD
 
 
12 Smucker, Barbara. BARBARA SMUCKER COLLECTION. 3 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE. AMISH ADVENTURE; DAYS OF TERROR; AND, UNDERGROUND TO CANADA.
Puffin, (Harmondsworth, 1984, 1984, 1985), reprints. 
158 pp, 152 pp + Notes & Bibliography, 144 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes in slipcase. Three adventure stories for children. In 'Amish Adventure' a modern day boy learns about the life of local Amish farmers, in "Days of Terror', the exodus of Mennonites to Canada and the United States is seen through the eyes of 10-year-old boy, and in 'Underground to Canada' a young slave girl escapes to Canada via the Underground Railway. Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear on edges of spine, 1/2" knife cut on each spine, one small corner crease and one soft corner crease. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing. G+/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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