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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
 
 
SOUTH CAROLINA'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLEFIELDS:  A TOUR GUIDE., Barbour, R.L.
2 Barbour, R.L. SOUTH CAROLINA'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLEFIELDS: A TOUR GUIDE.
Pelican, Gretna, 2002. 
128 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 1589800087 B&w photographs, maps. "More Revolutionary War battles were fought in South Carolina that in any other state. At least 250 well-documented conflicts took place in the Plametto State, including three of the war's most decisive battles - Camden, Cowpens and Kings Mountain. This easy-to-use handbook gives precise directions for driving and hiking to the actual locations where forty-five of the most exciting conflicts occurred. History come s alive as visitors to Hanging Rock learn that future president Andrew Jackson served there - when he was only thirteen. Read about British colonel Banastre Tarleton's massacre of surrendering Patriots, while standing right where it happen e d a t t h e former Waxhaws settlement. Each entry also features a summary, including the date and location of each battle, the commanders' names, and the number of fatalities and casualties on both sides." Interior - clean and tight with no p re vi o us o w ne rs hi p marks. Exterior - Tiny bump at top of front hinge. Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
EARTH EAGLES., Bayliss, Marguerite.  Drawings by Norman Reeves.
3 Bayliss, Marguerite. Drawings by Norman Reeves. EARTH EAGLES.
Henry Holt, New York, 1947. 
53 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Green & white illustrations. "This is a moonlit story that belongs to time-to-be. It has a horseman named Esme O'Hara, two spirited fillies named Rainbow and Golden Ripple, and it has fair K entucky for its setting. Here in a soft summer night 'the fastest horses that ever ran on earth ran the race of races'. Only a great lover of horses, blessed with understanding of that noble breed, blessed with skill in words and touched w i t h m y s t icism could portray the wonder of that race. No man had ever seen before or would see again such a contest; the contenders are Rainbow, crippled, unable to race and dead of a broken heart - and Golden Ripple, Rainbow's twin, in th e z en it h o f he r tr aining, primed for winning and alive as an electric spark. They raced in the summer moonlight, swift, rhythmic, and beautifully they raced - not horses, but earth eagles. They raced as they had when they were glossy foals, a s c ham pio ns , fo r p le asu re, until they found rest and peace together. If you love horses, read this; if you love Irishmen, read this; if you have a feeling for imaginative words, read 'Earth Eagles'." Two tiny ring dints on free rear end pap er, two tiny sp ec ks on r ear pas tedown, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several very small chips, light rubbing soiling - mainly on rear panel, darkening to flap-folds and edges, two tears at top of front panel - ta ped on i nside . V G/G 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HOUSEKEEPING IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.  (18th CENTURY.), Bayne-Powell, Rosamond.
4 Bayne-Powell, Rosamond. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. (18th CENTURY.)
London John Murray 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Decorations, furniture, pictures, china, linen, the kitchen, food, drink, entertaining, washing, sanitation, heating, lighting, servants, illness, remedies, handicrafts, money, taxation and household superstitions and customs - all, so to speak, bring grist to the author's mill and the result is a graphic and convincing presentment of life in the period. The 'good old days' may have been enjoyable for those with plenty of money and good health, for the sick and poor much of life must have been horrible, the squalor behind the grandeur, the dirt underneath the cloth of gold - but how gracious and artistic the great houses were." Light stain on page leaf 111/112, five faint line marks on fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear, several small and tiny edge chips, several cup-ring stains/impressions on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Bennett, Ethel Hume. A TREASURE SHIP OF OLD QUEBEC.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good Hazel Boswell. Inscribed By Author
266 pp, 8 1/2" H. Blue cloth with black lettering on spine. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. Most of the front panel of the dust jacket has been laid in the front of the book, but the rest is missing. Signed on title page: "Ethel Hume Bennett, / Christmas 1936 / Toronto." "Good story of a group of young people who succeed in solving the mystery of the disappearance of a model ship, a seal, a miniature and a deed -- all keys to the future happiness of one of the group. Perhaps luck is with them to a surprising degree, but, none the less, the following down of clues is well developed and less left to chance than in the average juvenile mystery yarns. The period is today -- the place Quebec and environs, but a great deal of history is made an essential part of the unravelling of the mystery." Kirkus Review. Book is very slightly cocked, soft crease down spine, light fading/toning to spine and some edges of boards, light edge wear - a little heavier at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small crease at top corner of pages 1to 6, small tear at bottom of page 3, several very small tears at bottom of page 1 and illustration list page - all tears are archivally taped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
6 Bouckley, Thomas. PICTORIAL OSHAWA.
Oshawa Self-published 1976 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 3/16" D). Black boards with gold lettering on spine. Foreword and Introduction, followed by 208 b&w captioned illustrations (the majority being photographs) of people, places and events in and around Oshawa, Ontario. Houses, churches, schools, businesses, mills, parks, parades, sporting events, floods, fires, sports, railways, etc. are represented. Concludes with a List of Plates and Bibliography. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light rubbing on board, small faint ring mark on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME XVI - 1985.  (VOLUME 16.), Boyd, W.E.; Breeze, David J.; Dobson, Brian; Evans, Edith; Dowdell, G.; Thomas, H.J.; Hutchinson, J.N.; Poole, Cynthia; Lambert, N.; Bromhead, E.N.; Jackson, Ralph; Jenkins, Ian; Wright, R.P.; Welsby, D.A.; Todd, Malcolm; Stephens, G.R.; Maxwell, et
7 Boyd, W.E.; Breeze, David J.; Dobson, Brian; Evans, Edith; Dowdell, G.; Thomas, H.J.; Hutchinson, J.N.; Poole, Cynthia; Lambert, N.; Bromhead, E.N.; Jackson, Ralph; Jenkins, Ian; Wright, R.P.; Welsby, D.A.; Todd, Malcolm; Stephens, G.R.; Maxwell, et BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME XVI - 1985. (VOLUME 16.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1985. 
370 pp + 28 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; John Gillam: A Bibliography, 1939-84; Palaeobotanical Eviden ce from Mollins; Roman Military Deployment in North England; A Third-Century Maritime Establishment at Cold Knap, Barry, South Glamorgan; Combined Archaeological and Geotechnical Investigations of the Roman Fort at Lympne, Kent; Cosmetic Se t s f r o m L ate Iron Age and Roman Britain; A Group of Silvered Horse-Trappings from Xanten ('Castra Vetera'); Auchendavy Roman Fort and Settlement; Two 'Topoi' in the 'Agricola'; Fortlets and Distance Slabs on the Antonine Wall; Civic Aqueducts i n B ri ta in ; T he Roman Fort at Bury, Barton, Devonshire; Pottery Production in Muncaster, Eskdale in the Second Century A.D.; Official Tile-Stamps from London which cite the Province of Britain; Notes: Iron Age 'Coin Moulds' - A Miniature Bro nze A xe fr om Tid di ng ton , Warwickshire - An Inscribed Intaglio - A Decorative Bronze Applique from Silchester - A Bronze Lion from Hanbury, Worcestershire - Romano-British Fields and Farms in the Vale of Glamorgan - A Gold Ring from Littlecot e Pa rk - A Rev ise d Re sto rat ion of the Inscription on the Mosaic Pavement found in the Temple of Lydney Park, Gloucestershire; Roman Britain in 1983: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Inte rio r - clean and tigh t wi th n o pr evious ownership marks. Exterior - book is very slightly cocked, very light edge wear, small surface paper loss at bottom of rear cover, soft crease at top of rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY.  1. PIGS DON'T FLY.  2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES.  3. DRAGONNE'S EG.  THREE VOLUME SET., Brown, Mary.  Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton.
8 Brown, Mary. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton. UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY. 1. PIGS DON'T FLY. 2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES. 3. DRAGONNE'S EG. THREE VOLUME SET.
Baen, (Riverdale, 1994, 1995, 1999), Ist printings. 
370 pp, 373 pp, 339 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet (Books 1 & 2) and Bob Eggleton (Book 3). "Left an orphan with a small dowry and a magic ring, all Summer wanted was to find a husband and settle down. But she hadn't reckoned on the raggle-tail assortment of creatures who needed her help...the blaspheming dog, broken-down horse, crippled pigeon, half-dead tortoise and flying pig had ideas of their own, and Summer was to find her journey's end - and love - very different from what she expected..." (Books 1 & 2). "Life was hard for Sophie: tragically orphaned not so long ago, she eked out a living as a teacher in a poor-house school in a Dickensian London slum. Then her life was turned upside down when she was informed that a previously unsuspected uncle, now deceased, had left her a handsome legacy - which she could redeem only after fulfilling a Last Request: to return a dragon's egg to its rightful place in the uncharted wastes of Central Asia..." (Book 3). Interiors - very light browning in books 1 & 2, bookstore stamp in book 3, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, edges of textblock of books 1 & 2 lightly browned. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DARK TWIN., Campbell, Marion.
9 Campbell, Marion. THE DARK TWIN.
London Turnstone 1973 0855000058 / 9780855000059 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- Jacket design by Roy Tunnicliffe. Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "To Suzanne / with best wishes from / Marion Campbell". "The old man knows death is near. He has travelled a long road since he was simply Drost, son of no man, the only child of Malda, the Middle Priestess. From the warmth of the consecrated Hearth he was taken with the King's son to undergo the cruel schooling of the priests of the New Way. From childhood his life had been ruled by his duty as the Dark Twin to share with the treacherous Ailill the onerous burden of kingship. He had been sustained by the wisdom of the Old Way during his trials at the hands of the priests, in the combat and dancing by which he proved his manhood, and through the web of intrigue pervading the lives of his people. But when the bitter time came for commitment to a princely marriage he felt only the pang of loss. For always, breaking through his dreams, there was someone for whom his whole being yearned - someone who was his other half from past time and for all time. Yssa. 'You'll wed young and widow young and it will be more of her making than yours,' said the Old One. And so it happened. Now Drost is about to die and urgency grips him. He must forge the chain of memory to link his spirit with the lost sould of Yssa. Each link must ring true if they are to find their way. Marion Campbell has woven the strands of this complex and moving saga with consummate skill. It is all there: the lore of ancient Britain, the layers of symbolic meaning, the experience of strength struggling against evil and secret knowledge. This love story as old as time will strike a resposive chord in everyone alive to the pervading reality of eternal myth." Some scattered tiny marks of silver ink from spine title on exterior of book - mainly on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny chips and tears with creases, light scuffing and rubbing marks - mainly on spine and rear panel, light browning at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SAGAS OF VASTER BRITAIN:  POEMS OF THE RACE, THE EMPIRE AND THE DIVINITY OF MAN., Campbell, Wilfred.
10 Campbell, Wilfred. SAGAS OF VASTER BRITAIN: POEMS OF THE RACE, THE EMPIRE AND THE DIVINITY OF MAN.
Musson, Toronto, 1914, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering and decorations/black borders on spines and front boards) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, pages browning lightly, a little weakness to inside front hinge, book slightly cracked at pages 48/48 & 64/65, small chip/tear at fore-edge of page 129/130 - archivally taped, light edge wear, faint partial small cup-ring mark on front board, wrinkling at top/bo t t o m o f s p ine, slight fading to spine color, light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
NURSERY RHYMES AND CHILDREN'S SONGS WITH MUSIC AND PICTURES., Chambers, H.A., pianoforte accompaniments arranged by.
11 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
 
 
ONE QUEST, HOLD THE DRAGONS.  BOOK TWO OF CUPS AND SORCERY., Costikyan, Greg.  Cover art by Paul Jaquays.
12 Costikyan, Greg. Cover art by Paul Jaquays. ONE QUEST, HOLD THE DRAGONS. BOOK TWO OF CUPS AND SORCERY.
Tor / Tom Doherty, New York, 1995, first printing. 
376 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0812522699 "The motley crew of adventurers who rescued the invaluable (and virtually undisguisable) statue of King Stantius from the dungeons below Urf Durfal in 'Another Day, Another Dungeon' are taking their s how on the road to Arst-Kara-Morn. Along the route, Timaeus the wizard rescues an old school-fellow, Sidney takes on her cat form to escape from a dungeon, and new companion Frer Mortise rescues them all from a fairy ring where they could d a n c e f o r ever. When Broderick of Biddleburg steals the statue, the band is galvanized into action....in their own inimitable style! With great polymage Vic's uncanny ability to disappear when he's needed, pickpocket Nick's penchant for bea ut if ul w om e n, a nd Kraki the barbarian's constant eagerness to start a brawl, things never stay quiet for long! But Nick made one rule before setting off on this quest, and he intends to keep it: NO DRAGONS!" Interior - clean and tight w ith no pr evi ous o wne rsh ip marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MONGOLS: A HISTORY., Curtin, Jeremiah.  Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.
13 Curtin, Jeremiah. Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. THE MONGOLS: A HISTORY.
Combined Books, (Conshohocken, PA, 1996), reprint. 
426 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" h), soft cover. Originally published in 1908. "Curtin's narrative provides exhaustive detail on the clans, feuds, battles, and conquests of the Mongol era. Every aspect of Mongol intrigue, logistics, planning and tactics is covered, along with many incidents illustrating their cunning, cruelty and ingenuity. Full coverage is given of the Mogols in China, India and the Middle East. Of particular interest is the detailed account of the Mongols' relationship wit h the Crusaders, and how their appearance upset the balance of power between Christendom and Islam. Perhaps the most dramatic aspect of the Mongols' career in the Middle East was their lengthy rivalry with the Assassins' cult. A detailed and colorful account of the Assassins' evolution and doctrine is given, and the description of a long and murderous conflict that has a curiosly modern ring to it. A comprehensive and highly descriptive index serves as a valuable guide to the numerous individuals, places and events discussed." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - corner crease on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE US ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE: A CENTENNIAL HISTORY., Dastrup, Boyd L.
14 Dastrup, Boyd L. THE US ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE: A CENTENNIAL HISTORY.
J.H. Johnston III / Sunflower University Press, Leavenworth / Manhattan, Kansas, 1982. 
157 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0897450337 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Commander in Chief's Congratulations (President Ronald Reagan); Foreword (Lieutenant General William R. Richardson ); Introduction; The Beginnings; Reviving Leavenworth's Sagging Image; An Era of Reform; Growing Up in the Twenties and Thirties; War and Change; Leavenworth and the Cold War: 1945-1960; Vietnam and After; Epilogue; Bibliography; Appendixe s ; I n d e x . Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has one tiny tear (archivally taped), very light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling/waviness to spine and on panels, faint partial cup ring and a small area of very li gh t s oi li ng o n fr o nt panel, minor soiling on rear flap-fold. VG+/VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
15 Dean, Pamela C. Cover art by Dawn Wilson (1) and Dean Morrissey (2 & 3). SECRET COUNTRY TRILOGY. 1. THE SECRET COUNTRY. 2. THE HIDDEN LAND. 3. THE WHIM OF THE DRAGON. 3 VOLUME SET.
Ace, New York, (1985, 2nd/1986, Ist/1989, Ist printing). 
293 pp, 202 pp, 328 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. "The Land of Unicorns was just an imaginary place...They'd made it up one day while enacting a fantasy role-playing game, and filled it with sorcerous creatures, enchanted swords, and dragon kings. Then they found the sword under the hedge, and the Secret Country became all too real. The magic was real, the swords drew real blood, and the Dragon King was their sworn enemy..." Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: HORNEPAYNE 1928-1978, Easton, Joyce; King, Kathleen; Collins, Janice; Berry, Kim; McKinnon, Debbie; Gammon, Krista; Easton, Jana; Vallance, Debbie; Furlong, Cindy, et al.
16 Easton, Joyce; King, Kathleen; Collins, Janice; Berry, Kim; McKinnon, Debbie; Gammon, Krista; Easton, Jana; Vallance, Debbie; Furlong, Cindy, et al. A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: HORNEPAYNE 1928-1978
Hornepayne, Ontario Township of Wicksteed 1978 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Good- 
78 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. A local history of Hornepayne, Ontario, giving information on the personalities, buildings, businesses, sports and other clubs, schools, hospitals, industries, etc. of the town. Interior - light browning to inside of covers and to edges of some pages, small area of light soiling at bottom of page 3. Exterior - light to moderate browning, light to moderate soiling, faint cup ring on front cover, bottom edge of front cover mis-aligned with text block, minor edge wear, soft wrinkles - mainly on rear cover, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA., Elting, John R.  Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips.
17 Elting, John R. Foreword by Anthony Wayne Tommell and Michael Phillips. THE BATTLES OF SARATOGA.
Philip Freneau, Monmouth Beach, NJ, 1977. 
96 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and image of soldier on front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in at rear. B&w maps/battle plans. "Historians and students of the Burgoyne Cam paigns have, for over 125 years, referred to the Battles of Saratoga as the most decisive series of engagements of the American Revolution....Yet, with all its acknowledged importance, the campaign remains one of the least accurately portr a y e d a n d m ost poorly researched in American history....To do battle with (the) myriad of myths, inaccuracies, and misinterpretations, Colonel John R. Elting brings an impressive arsenal of professional historical skills and background knowle dg e. .. .i t i s no t s urprising that his analysis of the practical problems of campaigning and logistics in the Northern Department is masterful. Supply and transportation problems played a major role in Burgoyne's defeat. By using 'Mad Johnn y' M'A lpi ne' s 'Na rr ati ve ' - extensively yet critically and in balance with a number of other primary sources - these problems are brought into proper perspective...(Colonel Elting dissects) the role of the British artillery on Sugar Loaf Hil l ( Moun t De fian ce ) in th e ev acu atio n of Fort Ticonderoga, the effect of the death of Jane McCrea on the mustering of the American militia against Burgoyne, and the tactical importance of the terrain west of the American fortified lines nea r th e Nei lson Farm. ( He) b ring s new pri mary source material to bear upon the investigation of the Burgoyne Campaign. 'A Military Journal' - thought to be written by Richard Pope (an officer of the 47th Regiment of Foot) and the 'Memoirs' o f E. Schuel er vo n Send en ( a Brun swick offic er of the Regiment von Specht) add fresh and valuable information." From the Foreword. Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Very Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
BLACK AJAX., Fraser, George MacDonald.
18 Fraser, George MacDonald. BLACK AJAX.
New York Carroll & Graf 1998 0786705531 / 9780786705535 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
249 pp, 9 1/4 " H. Bookplate, signed by author, affixed to half title page. "When Captain Buckley 'Mad Buck' Flashman, father of the notorious Harry, sees a black American boxer catch a fly in mid-flight, he realizes he has discovered the prize ring's best, and potentially most lucrative fighter ever. What follows in George MacDonald Fraser's colorful re-creation of Regency England is the powerful, rollicking, and moving tale of Tom Molineaux, a freed slave from New Orleans who challenged Britain's celebrated Tom Cribb. The 'Black Ajax' became no less famous a figure in England than Napoleon - and just as much a threat to the establishment - as he boxed his way into legend and created the precedent for modern black prizefighters. Bringing historical fact spiritedly to life, 'Black Ajax' shows Fraser is without question, in the words of Kingsley Amis, 'a first-rate historical novelist'." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, irregular 3" very light scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
19 Grotta, Daniel. (J.R.R. Tolkien.0 THE BIOGRAPHY OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN, ARCHITECT OF MIDDLE-EARTH.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1978 0448148374 / 9780448148373 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
197 pp, 10" H. J.R.R. Tolkien, the "man who was embarrassed by success lived most of his life as an Oxford scholar in the surrounds of a cloistered academic community. As a child in South Africa, (he) was kidnapped by a native and taken into the bush. As a youngster in the English industrial city of Birmingham, Tolkien was raised by a Catholic priest. As a young adult, (he) lived throught the bloody horror of the trenches of World War I. How much of Tolkien's own personal experience fired that incredible imagination is just one of the areas that Daniel Grotta uncovers. Here, for the first time, the door is opened to the life and thoughts of the masterful creator of Middle-earth." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump, slight fading to color on front board and at top/bottom edges, small remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SHILLING SHOCKERS:  STORIES OF TERROR FROM THE GOTHIC BLUEBOOKS., Haining, Peter, editor.  (Isaac Crookenden, Sarah Wilkinson, Dr Nathan Drake, et al.)
20 Haining, Peter, editor. (Isaac Crookenden, Sarah Wilkinson, Dr Nathan Drake, et al.) THE SHILLING SHOCKERS: STORIES OF TERROR FROM THE GOTHIC BLUEBOOKS.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1978. 
183 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0575024178 6 b&w illustrations. "The Shilling Shockers came about in the great days of the Gothic novels, at around the turn of the nineteenth century, many of which were enormously long three-d eckers. In those days, before copyright existed, such titles....were plagiarised and abridged by hacks into what were known as 'Bluebooks', paper-covered pamphlets retailing at between 6d and 1s....when the supply of three-decker Gothic no v e l s r a n thin, a good trade was done in Bluebooks comprising original short stories in the macabre field. It is on these short stories that Peter Haining has largely drawn for this collection....The book has a general introduction which expl ai ns t he de ve lo p ment, success and eventual demise of the Bluebooks, and in addition each story is introduced with details of its provenance and other relevant information." Contents: The Vindictive Monk: Or, The Fatal Ring; The Mysterious Nov ice : O r, C onv ent of t he Grey Penitents; Captive of the Banditti: A Terrific Tale Concluded; The Spectre Mother: Or, the Haunted Tower; The Life and Horrid Adventures of the Celebrated Dr Faustus; The Old Tower of Frankenstein; The Bride o f th e Is les: A Ta le F ound ed o n t he Popular Legend of the Vampire; The Lunatic and His Turkey: A Tale of Witchcraft; The Severed Arm, Or, The Wehr-wolf of Limousin; Five Hundred Years Hence!; Bibliography. Faint cigarette odor, very light br ownin g to edges of te xtblo ck, t iny b ump at tbottom of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, light browning at top of fl ap-fo lds. Very Goo d/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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