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MOTHER GOOSE.  SEVENTY-SEVEN VERSES WITH PICTURES BY TASHA TUDOR., (Tudor, Tasha, illustrator.)
1 (Tudor, Tasha, illustrator.) MOTHER GOOSE. SEVENTY-SEVEN VERSES WITH PICTURES BY TASHA TUDOR.
New York Oxford University Press 1945 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Good Tasha Tudor. 
87 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on front board. Pictorial endpaper, beautifully illustrated throughout with Tasha Tudor's charming colour and b&w drawings. Contents include: Bye, baby, bunting; Ding, dong, bell; Georgey Porgey, pudding and pie; Heigh, diddle, diddle; Hickory, dickery, dock; Hot Cross Buns!; Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall; Jack and Jill went up the hill; Jack Spratt could eat no fat; Lady bird, lady bird, fly away home; Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep, London bridge is broken down; March winds and April showers; Mary, Mary, quite contrary; Old King Cole was a merry old soul; Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man!; Ride a cock horse; Ring-a-round-a roses; The Queen of Hearts; This little pig went to market; etc., etc. Very light browning to spine and edges of boards, light edge rubbing, tiny scuff on bottom edge of rear board, light browning on pastedowns, light toning to free endpapers, very small browning marks in gutter of title page, between pages 16 & 17 and between pages 86 & 87; a few soft handing creases at bottom corner of last few pages; slight color variation on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip. SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Peter Davies 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of bullets at St Valery. The way he has overcome this handicap, and other more heartbreaking losses, is the inspiring theme of this book. For Colonel Mike has never failed to 'soldier on' in the face of adversities that would have broken lesser men. Whether catching salmon on the Torridge in Devon, creating the beautiful garden at his home near Bideford, planning a new show-jumping course with his specially designed magnetic board, attending St Dunstan's reunions or sitting in his study typing this book, to everything he does Colonel Mike bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and professionalism - just as he did before the war, when, for example, he organised the famous Trick Ride for his regiment, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and show-jumped for England. Chairman of the British Show-Jumping Association and of the British Horse Society for some twenty-five years and now President of the British Equestrian Federation, he has done more than any other single man to make Britain one of the leading equestrian nations in the world, and to stimulate the ever-growing interest in riding as a competitive and leisure sport." Publishers' promotional material laid-in. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top third of both boards and on edges of text bkock, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, heavy creases at top corner of rear flap-fold, tiny foxing marks on top inside edge, some light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear on front hinge, small repair at top edge - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Axelrod, Alan, commentary. Arrangements by Dan Fox. SONGS OF THE WILD WEST.
New York Metropolitan Musem of Art / Simon & Schuster 1991 0671747754 / 9780671747756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). Decorated endpapers, profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "Nothing captures the spirit of the Old West better than the jaunty tunes and classic ballads the cowboys and settlers sang, songs richly represented in this visually stunning volume. Panoramic in scope, the 45 songs, coupled with works of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, chronicle the stirring saga of westward expansion and reflect every facet of life during one of the most exciting periods in our nation's history. The lore of the West intrigued many artists, and the works featured include paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and N.C. Wyeth, as well as a myriad of fascinating artifacts: saddles, spurs, guns, guitars, a stagecoach ticket, a Navajo blanket, and other objects that provide a vivid picture of life in the West. A lively and intriguing text further illuminates this bygone world, exploring the history of the songs, their lyrics, the accompanying art, and the development of the West. The music, arranged for beginning to intermediate musicians and accompanied by chords for the guitar or banjo, is suitable for piano, organ, violin, or recorder." Includes: Across the Wide Missouri; The Big Corral; Billy the Kid; Blood on the Saddle; The Boll Weevil; Bucking Bronco; Buffalo Gals; The Buffalo Hunters; Bury Me Not in the Lone Prairie; Cavalry Charge; Chopo; Cielito Lindo; Cindy; The Colorado Trail; Cotton-Eyed Joe; The Cowboy; Cowboy Jack; Cowboy Lullaby; The Cowboy's Lament; The Day of '49; Down in the Valley; Git Along, Little Doggies; Goodbye, Old Paint; Ho! Westward Ho!; Home on the Range; I Ride an Old Paint; Jack O'Diamonds; Jesse James; Night-Herding Song; The Old Chisholm Trail; Old Dan Tucker; Old Texas; Patsy Ory Ory Aye; The Railroad Corral; The Rainbow Cradle; Sam Bass; The Strawberry Roan; Sweet Betsy From Pike; Tenting on the Old Campground; The Texas Cowboy; The Texas Rangers; The Wabash Cannonball; The Wells and Fargo Line; The Yellow Rose of Texas; The Zebra Dun. Minor rubbing on glossy boards, 2" faint line indentation on fron board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three tiny scuffs on front flap fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RED COATS ON THE PRAIRIES: THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE 1886-1900., Beahen, William and Horrall, Stan.
4 Beahen, William and Horrall, Stan. RED COATS ON THE PRAIRIES: THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE 1886-1900.
Centax, Regina, Saskatchewan, (1998). 
351 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions. ".(C)uts through the romantic fantasies to expose the real heroes. It examines the social background of the men, their living conditions, their indiscretions, health, habits, training, discipline, benefits and marital relations. 'Red Coats on the Prairies' documents the influential role of the North-West Mounted Police in the political, social and cultural life of the developing western community." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny light marks on fore-edge of textblock, light crease on spine, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, book slightly cocked. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE ROYAL TOURNAMENT., Binns, P.L., Lieutenant-Colonel.
5 Binns, P.L., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE STORY OF THE ROYAL TOURNAMENT.
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1952, Ist edition. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Results of 1952 Royal Tournament laid-in. B&w photos, reproductions. "Fifty-three Tournaments have passed since the first 'Grand Assault-at-Arms' at Islington for the benefit of the volunteers of London and any Regular troops stationed 'within convenient range'. In 1883 the declared object was simply the promotion of skill-at-arms, but gradually the charitable side asserted itself until both aspects were recognized as being of equal importance. Both objects have been successfully achieved. This story tells of those early days when the sword, lance and bayonet were the main weapons of the Queen's soldiers, and describes the means by which the Tournament encouraged their skilful use. It traces the gradual decline of these weapons from the appearance of the early Maxim and Gatling guns which were diplayed in mimic warfare in the presence of enthusiastic audiences at Islington. In addition to showing development in arms and warfare, the Tournament has year by year demonstrated the progress made in the art of training the Service man in his profession..." Small surface scuff on half-title page near gutter, light wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very small dent to top edge of both boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has small chips and tears with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel. VG -/G- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD., Booth, J.B.  Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale.
6 Booth, J.B. Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale. SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD.
T. Werner Laurie, London, 1938, first edition. 
284 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "For more than a generation 'The Pink 'Un', as 'The Sporting Times' was familiarly known, occupied a position unique in the journalistic world - a position which no p aper to-day has achieved. It was more than a mere journal for the sportsman and man about town; it established itself as a social centre of a highly specialized nature, and its readers constituted a species of home and overseas club, whose b o n d o f fellowship was good humour and good sportsmanship..." Chapter headings: The "Pink 'Un" World; The "Pink 'Un" and the Stage; The Actor-Managers; Adelphi Days; The Old School of Dramatists; "The Lane"; Benefits and "Commands"; Disillusion ; A Co a ch -B a ck Ride; Character Studies; Artist and Author; Luck of the Game; Tips and Systems; Two Great Races; Low Finance; Turf Humours. Gift inscription and notation on free front end paper, moderate browning on end papers, slight browning to p age s, bo ok li ghtly cocked, book lightly cracked at several places - pages holding firmly, small slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small tears and a few chips - mai nly at top /bo ttom of sp ine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling/soft creasing, fading to spine color and slightly at edges, tiny ink smudge on rear panel, old tape residue at top edge - mainly on inside surface. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
NURSERY RHYMES AND CHILDREN'S SONGS WITH MUSIC AND PICTURES., Chambers, H.A., pianoforte accompaniments arranged by.
7 Chambers, H.A., pianoforte accompaniments arranged by. NURSERY RHYMES AND CHILDREN'S SONGS WITH MUSIC AND PICTURES.
London News Chronicle Hard Cover Good+ "Baz" 
128 pp, 11" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering and blind stamped decoration on front board. Charming b&w illustrations by "Baz" throughout. No date, but Xmas inscription on front paste down is dated 1940. A collection of 85 nursery rhymes and children's songs with music notation, including: Baa, Baa Black Sheep; Dickory, Dickory Dock, Frog He Would A-Wooing Go; Georgie Porgie; Goosey, Goosey, Gander, Here We Come Gathering Nuts and May; Hey Diddle Diddle; Hot Cross Buns; I Had a Little Nut Tree; I Love Sixpence; Jack and Jill; Little Bo-Peep; Little Jack Horner; Little Miss Muffet; London Bridge; Mary Mary Quite Contrary; The Mulberry Bush; Oh, the Noble Duke of York; Old King Cole; Oranges and Lemons; O Where, O Where is My Little Dog Gone; Pop Goes the Weasel; Ride a Cock Horse; Simple Simon; Sing a Song of Sixpence; There was a Crooked Man; Three Blind Mice; To Market, to Market; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Early One Morning; Polly Oliver; Where the Bee Sucks, etc., etc. Light browming on free emdpapers, previous owner's name, a very small ink offset mark from Xmas inscription, and a few tiny foxing marks on front free endpaper; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; light edge wear; a few small edge dents; a few tiny scuffs on front board; crease/paper tear (glued) at top corner of front board - slight bump at other cormers; very small liquid mark on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Chilton, Irma. STRING OF TIME.
London Pan / Macmillan 1968 330020471 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
111 pp, 7" H. One of the Macmillan Topliners series. "Gill was an ordinary girl - doing her first job - living with her family on a new housing estate. All the things she did were ordinary too - until the day she took a dare to ride a motor-bike - and crashed! Then strange things happen - Gill gets taken on a journey into the savage past. When she recovers consciousness and lands in the hands of a sinister woman doctor, Gill is faced with a life-and-death struggle with the 'String of Time'. The fascination of science fiction, the chilling suspense of a thriller and the human touch of a novel are all here." Interior - very light browning in gutter of pages, very small soft crease at fore-edge of pages 1 to 38. Exterior - minor edge wear, small soft crease at fore-edge of front cover, crease ar top corner of rear cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Christopher, Matt. Illustrated by Leslie Morrill. DESPERATE SEARCH.
Little, Brown, Boston, (1973), Ist edition. 
116 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. "When the back door of the truck slams shut on Whitey, a snowy Persian cat, and Ginger, a high-spirited young dog, a hair-raising adventure begins for their two masters. Tommy and Jamie have grown up in the same town but have never gotten to know each other well. Now, in panic, they ride out together on the back of Tommy's horse and into a raging blizzard. What follows is an unforgettable winter night, and the blossoming of two new friendships: for Whitey and Ginger, who learn to rely on each other for protection and comfort through their ordeal; and for Tommy and Jamie, who share the pains and perils of their desperate search." Tiny soiling mark on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light rubbing, small tear/creases at top of spine - archivally taped, small closed tear across spine and rear flap-fold, a few tiny edge nicks elsewhere, very light browning to spine and flap-folds. VG/ G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CREDIT VALLEY GATEWAY: THE STORY OF PORT CREDIT., Clarkson, Betty.
10 Clarkson, Betty. CREDIT VALLEY GATEWAY: THE STORY OF PORT CREDIT.
Port Credit, Ontario Port Credit Public Library Board, Port Credit, Ontario, 1967. 1967 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
230 pp, 8vo (9" H) - green cloth with gold lettering on spine/front board. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Chapter headings: A Look at Port Credit Today; The Early Years; The Mississauga Indians and Trading; John Graves Simcoe; The Government Inn; Sale of Indian Land 1805; The Old Survey; The War of 1812-14; The Government Builds an Indian Village; Early Neighbours; The Mouth of the Credit; The Government Plans a Village and Harbour; Rebellion Years 1837; Growth of the Village; Government; The 1850's and the Railway; The Great Fire of 1855; Telegraph and Stonehookers; Mr. Capreol and Confederation; A Ride Through Port Credit in 1880; The End of the Century; Port Credit Becomes a Resort Area; Industry and Education; Port Credit Becomes an Incorporated Village; The Harbour; Yesterday and Today; A Walk Through the Old Section; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Two tiny corner bumps, light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor soiling, faint foxing marks near fore-edge of copyright and dedication pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PASCHAL LAMB AND OTHER POEMS., Ferne, Doris.
11 Ferne, Doris. PASCHAL LAMB AND OTHER POEMS.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1946, first edition. 
39 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of poems by a Canadian author from Victoria, British Columbia, arranged in three parts. The first, devoted to the Second World War includes the title poem as well as Four Horsemen Ride; Jew Baiting; Scorched Earth; Victory; etc., while the second, entitled 'Forest Music Lyrics' includes Winter, Autumn, Forest Fire; etc. The book concludes with a longer poem - Reindeer Saga. Light browning to endpapers, very light wrinkling at top/bot tom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few edge tears, light soiling and rubbing, two tiny closed tears on front hinge. Very Good/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Foster, Carol. BASIC RIDING. CROWOOD EQUESTRIAN GUIDES.
Crowood, Marlborough,1998, 3rd impression. 
96 pp, 9 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 1852235462 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawing/diagrams. "(A) thorough introduction, which dispels the myths surrounding riding, and clearly explains all the terminology and different techniques. It covers: Preparing to ride; Lungeing; Communicating with the horse; Working through the transitions; How to ride each pace; Choosing a riding school; Riding across country. Carol Foster's excellent guide will give all novices a thorough b a c k g r o und and a sound basis on which to develop their riding skills." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Gravett, Christopher. Colour plates by Richard and Christa Hook. MEDIEVAL SIEGE WARFARE.
Osprey, Oxford, 2000, reprint. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329476 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, plans, reproductions. "During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles. Castles controlled the countryside around them and provided bases from which squadrons of knights could ride out to attack an enemy. Though battles tend to be remembered they were a dangerous gamble. Henry V won the French c rown not by the famous but rather empty victory of Agincourt, but by the series of sieges which followed." Interior - tiny letter written in ink on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbin g . V e r y Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Henry, Marguerite. BLACK GOLD.
Chicago Rand McNally 1958 Hard Cover Very Good Good- Wesley Dennis. 
173 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Colour pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "The glorious turf record of Black Gold could almost have been foretold from three things: the character of U-see-it, his diminutive mother who was the pride of the Osage Indians; the single-purposed and inscrutable mind of her owner, Al Hoots; and the intensity of the Irish boy, Jaydee Mooney, who had no peace until he and he alone could ride Black Gold to glory. The story begins with a prophecy and ends with a soaring moment in the annals of the turf." Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear - heavy on rear flap-fold, tiny/small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and flap-folds/top edge, light creases on spine, a few tiny marks and tiny hole on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
101 ARENA EXERCISES:  A RINGSIDE GUIDE FOR HORSE & RIDER., Hill, Cherry.
15 Hill, Cherry. 101 ARENA EXERCISES: A RINGSIDE GUIDE FOR HORSE & RIDER.
Storey Communications, Pownal, Vermont, 1995, 4th printing. 
Unpaginated (over 200 pages), 4to (11" H), soft cover with cerlox binding. ISBN 088266316X Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, diagrams. "....a ringside exercise book for riders who want to improve their own and their horse's skills. The bo ok is presented in a unique 'read-and-ride' format that allows it to be hung like a calendar for quick and easy reference. Exercises - suitable for both English and Western riders - progress naturally from simple, basic skills such as the ' W o r k i n g Walk and Jog' to the more advanced 'Two Squares' and 'Flying Change'. Hill presents recognized classic exercises along with her original patterns and maneuvers, offering a wide variety of useful drills for anyone who rides. In add it io n, ( th is ) is a valuable workbook for trainers and instructors interested in exploring new teaching methods." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny curl at three corners. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GHOSTS OF OLD EUROPE., Holzer, Hans.
16 Holzer, Hans. GHOSTS OF OLD EUROPE.
New York Dorset 1992 0880297182 / 9780880297189 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(O)ffers a very different kind of tour to the armchair traveler. Wander through the haunted castles and cottages of Europe with Hans Holzer, the world's most famous psychic investigator, and explore a full range of psychic phenomena from the spirits of the British Isles to the haunts of Imperial Vienna. In England, Anne Boleyn's legendary ghost walks headless within the Tower of London; a procession of transparent monks appears in the Cathedral of Winchester, where no monks have trod since the sixteenth century; and Bloody Queen Mary still visits the four-poster bed where she slept in the dark days of 1553. At Kilkea Castle in Kildare, it is said that the Wizard Earl and his companions ride at night and will return someday from the beyond to 'put things right in Ireland'. Room No. 2 in the Hotel de l'Europe in Avignon holds a shocking surprise for the unwary guest; and in Paris, No. 3 avenue Montaigne offers a special concert of ghostly piano music from a spectral grand. Ghost occur wherever great tragedy has left an unfortunate person stranded between the next world and this one, someone who has not yet been freed from their emotional turmoil. The true accounts presented in this book are based on Dr. Holzer's personal investigations." One page leaf with two very small scollops at fore-edge. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor browning to inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Immler, Robert. BICYCLING THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1995. 
150 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971709 B&w photographs, maps. "The Connecticut River Valley runs through New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts and offers everything for which New England is famous, including country roads and sc enic byways that are just right for bicycle touring. You can pedal to the top of Mount Greylock, Massachusetts' highest peak, on a road bike; ride through the longest covered bridge in Vermont; take your mountain bike on a gondola to the t o p o f t h e Mount Snow ski resort; or cycle through the spectacular colors of a New England autumn. This book describes 50 trips - 25 for road bikes and 25 for mountain bikes only. The trips range in difficulty from trips of 1-3 miles with li tt le mo re th an 1 00 feet of elevation gain, to 50 miles with more than 3,000 feet of gain. Most of the trips cover about 20 miles. Each trip description includes a route map, directions to the start of the ride, total ride distance, elevatio n g ain , ti me n eed ed to complete the route, difficulty, and type of bike needed for the trip. Also included are information on restaurants, markets and water sources along the route, and notes on the area's rich history." Interior - clean and tig ht w it h no pr ev ious ow ner ship marks. Exterior - minor edge wear and rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HORSES I'VE KNOWN., James, Will.
18 James, Will. HORSES I'VE KNOWN.
World, Cleveland, 1946, 3rd printing. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontispiece, b&w illustrations by author. "Will James knows the horse of the Western plains and ranges better than any other American writer. Not only does (he) stand in a class by himsel f for his writing about the horse, but his vivid drawings of cowboys, horses and ranch life generally are unsurpassed. In this book, Will James tells the stories of a number of horses, good and bad, that he has known. Writing in the same c o w b o y v e rnacular that made 'Smoky', 'Lone Cowboy' and other James books so successful, and illustrating his text with better drawings than he has done for a long time, (he) here records spectacular incidents in the lives of 'Little Eage', t he h or se w ho ac te d as 'seeing eye' for a blind rancher and saved his life in the flood that followed one of the sudden range storms; of 'Bearcat', the bucking horse that nobody could ride and whose final conquest lost a job for the cowboy wh o m ast ere d h im; of hil ari ous cowboy high-jinks with borrowed horses and a couple of ghostly white equines who turned a practical joke into a stampede that had unfortunate results for the jokers; and many other stories, all of them brimmin g w ith acti on a nd r ich with the colo r of the Western range that Will James portrays so well. As a reminiscent 'round-up' of horses that the author and illustrator has ridden and owned this book is the equal of anything Will James has written. " L ight brow ning to fo re-e dge o f tex tbloc k, minor bump at corners, small area of slight fading at bottom of rear hinge/spine, small faint watermark at bottom of rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has small chips and tear s - s ome wi th cr eases, mode rate t o heavy edge wear, darkening to spine and flap-folds/edges, light rubbing/soiling, tiny scuff on spine. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: LIFE AND LOVE IN INDIA., Kennedy, Miranda.
19 Kennedy, Miranda. SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: LIFE AND LOVE IN INDIA.
New York Random House 2011 1400067863 / 9781400067862 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
342 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman - it's next to impossible - and the proper way for a woman in India to ride scooters - perched sideways - are early signs that life here is less Westernized than she'd counted on. Living in Delhi for more than five years, and finding a city pulsing with possiblity and hope, Kennedy experiences friendships, love affairs, and losses that open a window onto the opaque world of Indian politics and culture - and alter her own attitudes about everything from food and clothes to marriage and family. Along the way, she is drawn into the lives of several Indian women, including her charismatic friend Geeta, a self-described 'modern girl' who attempts to squeeze herself into the traditional role of wife and mother; Radha, a proud Brahmin widow who denies herself simple pleasures in order to live by high-caste Hindu principles; and Parvati, who defiantly chain-smokes and drinks whiskey, yet feels compelled to keep her boyfriend a secret from her family. In her effort to understand the hopes and dreams that motivate her new friends, Kennedy peels back India's globalized image as a land of call centers and fast-food chains and finds an ancient place where, in many ways, women's lives have scarcely changed for centuries. Incisive, witty, and written with a keen eye for the lush vibrancy of the country that Kennedy comes to love, (this) is both a remarkable memoir and a cultural revelation." Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Knaak, Richard A. FIREDRAKE / ICE DRAGON / WOLFHELM / SHADOW STEED / THE DRAGON CROWN / THE HORSE KING / THE SHROUDED REALM / CHILDREN OF THE DRAKE. (VOL. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7 OF 'THE DRAGONREALM' + VOL. 1 & 2 OF 'ORIGIN OF DRAGONREALM'. 8 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Warner Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good 
'Firedrake' - 268 pp. ISBN 0445209402 - 1989, 1st printing - "In the ultimate war between humans and fiery, shape-shifting beings, Duke Toma, bent on utter supremacy, has unleashed every conceivable evil on the world of the Dragon Kings. Only one person will dare to challenge him: Cabe Bedlam, a mere youth cast adrift in a world where none can be trusted. Yet at his command is a formidable arsenal - a fierce warrior tradition imparted by regal, still-living forebears - the fabulous gifts of witch Gwen, the ravishing lady of the Amber - and the magical Horned Blade, the sword that promises its bearer total mastery over the many menacing forms of man and beast." 'Ice Dragon' - 248 pp. ISBN 0445209429 - 1989, 1st printing - "He was a novice warrior, young and untrained, yet Cabe Bedlam fought the fierce shape-shifting Dragon Kings who sought to rule the world of man. Wielding his magic sword against their glittering scaled armor, he drove them back into their petty Dragonrealms. The Dragon Kings still schemed to usurp Cabe and his wife, the gifted spellcaster, Gwen, but none could pierce the potent magic that guarded the humans. Then from the Northern Wastes, the merciless Ice Dragon unleashed the Final Winter - his lethal scheme to conquer the Dragonrealms, and sweep mankind into oblivion. Only Cabe has the courage and the power to prevent such disaster. And so he must journey to a distant, frozen land - and to an epic confrontation with the bone-white, utterly evil Ice Dragon." 'Wolfhelm' - 251 pp. ISBN 0445209666 - 1990, 1st printing - "The Dragon Emperor is dead, yet his lust for power leaves a wicked legacy: The dragonrealms and human kingdoms alike lie in ruins. Tomorrow's hope - the Emperor's hatchlings - live on, protected by human warrior Cabe Bedlam and his wife, the potent witch Gwen. Even so, the future of dragon and man alike teeters on the brink of disaster. Only Cabe's good friend, the Gryphon, can save the shape-shifting dragons from losing their magical powers. Half-humanoid lion, half-bird, he has set sail in search of the mysterious Dream Lands of his birth. Armed with illusion cloaks and a navy of seasoned drakes, he must find and conquer the fearsome Dark God called the Ravager - before all hope for the future is destroyed." 'Shadow Steed' - 263 pp. ISBN 0445209674 - 1990, 1st printing - "The prosperous mountain kingdom Talak suvived war with the Ice Dragon unwounded - except for young, mutilated King Melicard's hatred of dragons, drakes, and magical humans like Cabe and Gwen Bedlam. Pursuing his twisted vendetta, Melicard captures the demon steed Darkhorse but unwittingly frees the sinister pan-dimensional entity Shade, a being who has found the ultimate spell of world-dominating power. At once Shade plans to test his deadly rites - on Melicard's betrothed, the beautiful Princess Erini. Now, to save his beloved and his world, the mad king must trust his foes, join with his enemies, and ride with Darkhorse on a lethal plunge into the depths of what he fears most - the heart of Dragon magic." 'The Dragon Crown' - 323 pp. ISBN 0446364649 - 1994, 1st printing - "Son of the sinister Gold Dragon, the young shapeshifter Kyl is about to be crowned Dragon Emperor, lord of the drake kingdoms. But should the throne be his? For while some dragons are good and wise, others are driven mad by their own magic. And some are born evil, demons of murder and blood. Which is Kyl? With the future of the world at stake, Kyl must survive ordeals of assassinations, manipulation, and conspiracies that began before his birth. These lethal tests may purify the dragon - or unleash his dark lusts. Instead of bringing peace and justice, Emperor Kyl may plunge dragons, wizards, and humans into a nightmare reign of deadly horror." 'The Horse King' - 346 pp. ISBN 0446603538 - 1997, 1st printing - "With an army of evil wizards, the power-mad Horse King Lanith launches a war of genocide. Then Cabe Bedlam, Emperor Gryphon, and Darkhorse the Eternal join the battle against him - and discover their true foe is a hideous, sdadistic force from Beyond. The Void Lord is the Horse King's ally and master, and the one being Darkhorse fears. Freed from eons of captivity, the monster enslaves the soul of Cabe's son, and plans to torture and then devour the entire Dragonsrealm. Darkhorse, the Bedlams, and the drakes are helpless. But the world has one last weapon: the uncanny power of Yssa, the Green Dragon's half-human daughter." 'The Shrouded Realm' - 297 pp, ISBN 0446361380 - 1991, 1st printing - "Trapped on a world poisoned by foul magics, Dru Zeree has one hope to save humankind. He must lead his people into a mirage, to a spectral land of ghosts. But the path between realms is a gauntlet of elementals, treachery, and the demons of a lost race. And beyond the gateway, the mirage of life might become a dark abyss of horror, death - and shadows." 'Children of the Drake' - 284 pp. ISBN 0446361534 - 1991, 3rd printing - "A race of sorcerers finds new life on a new world - but is losing its magic and immortality. Desperate to regain their powers, the followers of evil Lord Barakas capture Darkhorse, torture the Avian Seekers - and are condemned to a living nightmare. For the secret heart of the unnamed realm is transforming the wizards into terrifying reflections of their dark, horror-filled souls." Interiors - 'The Shrouded Realm' has bookstore stamp on inside of front cover; 'Children of the Drake' has bookstore stamp on inside of front cover, has one page with tiny edge tear archivally taped; all volumes have very light to light page browning; otherwise all are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light to light edge wear, one or two tiny corner creases, five vols with tiny number stamp on bottom of text block; 'The Horse King' has old tape on one corner; 'The Dragon Crown' has scuffing on rear cover; 'The Shrouded Realm' has light rubbing, is lightly cocked, soft crease down rear cover, faint creasing on spine; 'Children of the Drake' has old tape wrapped around bottom of spine/hinges, & small bump on rea hinge. 
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