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1 "Gilcraft". SEA PIE.
London George Philip & Son Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
32 pp, 7 7/16" H. Green paper covers with lettering and wave pattern in red and Scout crest in yellow on front cover, red lettering/illustration on rear cover. Colour and b&w illustrations. No date, but post card advising of a meeting for Patrol Leaders and Seconds, postmarked 1937, is laid in at front. Contents: Flags of the Empire; Flags of Foreign Countries; Types of Bridges; Types of Fires; Leaves of Wood that Burns Well; Knots, Bends and Hitches; Stars of the Northern Heavens; How to Find the North Star; The Deaf and Dumb Alphabet; The Braille System; Morse Signalling; Semaphore Signalling; Signal Code Flags; Numeral Pennants; Signals for Pilots; Examples of Hoists; A Glossary of Nautical Terms, etc.; How to Distinguish Ships at Sea (silhouettes); Admiralty Charts; The Plimsoll Line; Finding the Depth of the Sea; To Take Soundings; What Lights on Ships Mean; Tides, and Time at Sea; Storm Signals, etc.; Signals of Distress; Buoys and their Meanings; Shipping Companies' Flags & Funnels; Greyhounds of the Sea 1492-1934; Who's Who Among Seabirds; A Typical Light-house; Sea Pie (recipe). Interior - staples are rusty, some center pages have some light creases, previous owner's name/place stamps and small pen notation on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - very light edge wear, three corners with small soft creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN., Andersen, Hans.
2 Andersen, Hans. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN.
New York Weathervane Books 0517225557 / 9780517225554 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Arthur Rackham. 
288 pp, 10 1/4" H. Wonderfully illustrated throughout with b&w drawings, silhouettes, and 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) by Arthur Rackham. Contents: Note by the Illustrator; Little Ida's Flowers; The Goblin and the Provision-Dealer; The Ugly Duckling; The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep; The Snow Queen; The Swineherd; The Beetle; Soup from a Sausage-Peg; The Elfin Hill; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; Ole Lukoje; Little Claus and Big Claus; the Tinder-Box; Thumbelisa; Elder-Tree Mother; The Princess and the Pea; What the Old Man Does is Always Right; The Little Match Girl; Everything in the Right Place; The Little Mermaid; The Travelling Companion; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Snow Man; The Goloshes of Fortune. Previous owner's bookplate on blank preliminary page, minor edge wear, minor wrnkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, small chip and scuff mark at bottom edge of rear panel, minor browning on spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
3 Bicat, Tina. PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.
Marlborough Crowood 2003 1861265891 / 9781861265890 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the world that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era, and offers simple, practical and sometimes surprising suggestions for how the period can be represented in costume on the stage. Throughout the book, silhouettes and drawings, which capture the essence of a style or fashion, stimulate the imagination and help the designer to focus on the vital form and shape that will create a clear picture for the audience." Contents: The Ten-Minute Tour; Introduction; Basic Costume; Crusaders and Troubadurs 1066-1485; The Dark and Dazzling Tudors 1485-1603; Linen, Lace and Civil War 1603-1660; Culture, Curls and the Country House 1660-1789; Jane Austen at Home and Rebellion Abroad 1789-1840; Corsets, Communications and Queen Victoria 1840-1900; From Drawing Room to Battlefield 1900-1945; A World in the Living Room 1945-2000; Patterns, Modifications and Substitutions; Appendix - Useful Tips for Costume Makers; Bibliography; Index. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of approx first 20 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner crease on front cover, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE., Bicat, Tina.
4 Bicat, Tina. PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE.
Marlborough Crowood 2003 1861265891 / 9781861265890 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings, silhouettes, photographs. "(D)emonstrates how to use basic costume and modern clothes to recreate the styles of the past. Written for all those - professionals, students and amateurs - who create theatre costumes, it will appeal particularly to those who work within tight schedules and budgets. Each chapter offers a brief insight into the world that influenced the design ideas of a particular century or era, and offers simple, practical and sometimes surprising suggestions for how the period can be represented in costume on the stage. Throughout the book, silhouettes and drawings, which capture the essence of a style or fashion, stimulate the imagination and help the designer to focus on the vital form and shape that will create a clear picture for the audience." Contents: The Ten-Minute Tour; Introduction; Basic Costume; Crusaders and Troubadurs 1066-1485; The Dark and Dazzling Tudors 1485-1603; Linen, Lace and Civil War 1603-1660; Culture, Curls and the Country House 1660-1789; Jane Austen at Home and Rebellion Abroad 1789-1840; Corsets, Communications and Queen Victoria 1840-1900; From Drawing Room to Battlefield 1900-1945; A World in the Living Room 1945-2000; Patterns, Modifications and Substitutions; Appendix - Useful Tips for Costume Makers; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 23.00 USD
 
 
SILHOUETTES IN THE SKY: THE ART OF THE WEATHERVANE., Burks, Jean M.
5 Burks, Jean M. SILHOUETTES IN THE SKY: THE ART OF THE WEATHERVANE.
Shelburne, Vermont Shelburne Museum 2006 0939384329 / 9780939384327 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
36 pp, 8 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Color photographs. Shows examples of New England weathervanes in a variety of forms and materials from the Shelburne Museum's collection. Interior - very small light bump/crease at top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at top corner of front cover, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Canadian Kodak Co., Limited. KODAK MOVIE NEWS. SUMMER 1964. VOL. 12, NO. 2.
(Canadian Kodak Co., Limited, Toronto, [1964].) 
7 pp, 8 5/8" H, stapled in wraps. Color photos. Gives tips on filming at the New York World's Fair, filming fireworks, shooting backyard picnics, lens setting at the beach, shooting silhouettes, planning animated shots. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - previous owner's mailing label on rear cover, minor rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT., Downie, Mary Alice, retold by.
7 Downie, Mary Alice, retold by. HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT.
Kingston, Ontario Quarry Press 1988 0919627862 / 9780919627864 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ Jillian Hulme Gilliland. Signed by Author
Unpaginated, 9" H. Signed and dated (June 1988) by author on title page. Illustrated throughout with charming b&w silhouettes. This traditional French-Canadian folktale tells how Mother Superior got a new bridge built to the convent and outwitted the Devil. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at corners and at bottom of front hinge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHERLOCK HOLMES: COMPLETE STORIES.  5 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE:  THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / HIS LAST BOW:  SOME REMINISCENCES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES., Doyle, Arthur Conan.  Introduced by Peter Cushing.
8 Doyle, Arthur Conan. Introduced by Peter Cushing. SHERLOCK HOLMES: COMPLETE STORIES. 5 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / HIS LAST BOW: SOME REMINISCENCES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.
London Folio Society 1993 Hard Cover Near Fine Francis Mosley. 
317 pp, 257 pp, 327 pp, 204 pp, 250 pp, 8 3/4" H in black five-volume slipcase with with lettering and illustration of a magnifying glass in gold on front panel. First printing. Bound in full green-brown cloth with design in black by David Eccles; dark brown endpapers. Eccles's binding design shows silhouettes of Holmes and Watson which advance across the binding with each volume. When the spines are lined up in order, the silhouette of Holmes, in deerstalker hat with pipe and magnifying glass, appears. B&w illustrations by Francis Mosley. The volumes comprise: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (12 short stories); The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (11 short stories); The Return of Sherlock Holmes (13 short stories); His Last Bow, Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (8 short stories; and, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (12 short stories). The Return of Sherlock Holmes has a very small mark of light glue on front board (probably from manufacturing process). Slipcase has a light bump/wrinkle on one rear edge, most panels have scattered light white rub marks - more on bottom panel. 
Price: 120.00 USD
 
 
THE OBSERVER'S BASIC BOOK OF AIRCRAFT - MILITARY., Green, William.  Silhouettes by Dennis Punnett.
9 Green, William. Silhouettes by Dennis Punnett. THE OBSERVER'S BASIC BOOK OF AIRCRAFT - MILITARY.
Frederick Warne, London, (1968), reprint. 
272 pp, 5 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and silhouettes. "The most compact reference source to the entire spectrum of today's military aircraft...illustrates the vast majority of the aeroplanes serving with the world's air forces and naval air arms, from attack bombers to assault transports; from strike fighters to support helicopters...comparison silhouette drawings are provided to enable differing versions of one basic aircraft design to be readily compared, and in addition to no fewer than 406 individual drawings and 140 photographs, the reader will find an enormous wealth of information, much of which has remained previously unpublished, concerning the production status of each aircraft type, quantities built of each version, the air arms by which it is used, its characteristics and its history." Interior - book slightly cracked at pages 208/9, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing, light browning to spine and flap-folds, light water stain on half of spine, several very small chips and tears . VG-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Hamilton, James. ARTHUR RACKHAM: A LIFE WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.
London Pavilion 1990 1851455310 / 9781851455317 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Arthur Rackham. 
199 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Beautifully illustrated with b&w photographs and b&w and colour reproductions of Arthur Rackham's work. "Arthur Rackham's magical illustrations for such works as 'Rip Van Winkle', 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'The Wind in the Willows' have attained the classic status of the writings themselves - indeed, in some cases, they have become synonymous with them, making his versions among the most highly collected of all illustrated books. Rackham himself, however, has remained a shadowy figure, half-glimpsed and as elusive as the fairies and gnomes that inhabit his pictures. Here - with the full cooperation of Rackham's family and using previously unpublished documentary and pictorial evidence from British, European and American sources - James Hamilton provides a revealing examination of the artist and his work. In a detailed biographical survey he focusses on the various phases of Rackham's artistic development, and considers his family background and influences, his travels and his professional progress in the decade before the First World War from minor illustrator to celebrated artist. He reveals Rackham's considerable talents as a landscape and portrait painter, and traces his responses both to his successes and mid-career setbacks, and his subsequent rediscovery and return to cult status in America. (He) also discusses Rackham's artistic methods and his skill in creating work that was technically suited to contemporary printing processes, and reviews his fluctuating financial successes in the context of the business of book illustration. Detailed appendices include a chronology of Rackham's life, discussions of his technique and how he was able to make freelance illustration pay, and a complete bibliography of books illustrated by him." Fading to color at top/bottom edge of spine, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate fading to color on spine and on hinge areas, light browning to top edge of flaps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 MacGillivray, Royce. Edited by Vivian Webb. Illustrations by Mark Grice. THE HOUSE OF ONTARIO.
(Natural Heritage/Natural History Inc., Toronto, 1983), Ist printing. 
144 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w silhouettes by Mark Grice. "A collection of satires, sketches and imaginary histories amounting to a mythical history of the premier province of Canada...It contains in shocking and sometimes unforgettable detail the w hole history of Ontario except for the facts." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edgewear, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A SELECTION OF SHIPS' BADGES OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL NAVIES., N/A
12 N/A A SELECTION OF SHIPS' BADGES OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL NAVIES.
Gutta Percha & Rubber, Limited, Toronto, 1942. 
16 pp, 8 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Colour badges, sleeve markings and shoulder straps of naval officer, b&w silhouettes of British warships. A patriotic promotional piece from the Gutta Percha & Rubber Company, touting their contribut ion to the war effort and exhorting the public to save rubber. The back cover shows the badge of the Canadian Merchant Navy. Interior - water stains at fore-edge of pages and inside of covers, small soft crease at top corner of pages, . Exter i o r - water stain on covers - mainly on front, light edge wear - moderate on spine, a few soft wrinkles, one tiny edge tear. Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 119: BREAK-OUT ACROSS THE SEINE., Ramsey, Winston G., editor-in-chief.  Karel Margry, editor.
13 Ramsey, Winston G., editor-in-chief. Karel Margry, editor. AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 119: BREAK-OUT ACROSS THE SEINE.
London Battle of Britain International 2003 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
55 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, silhouettes, plan. Contents: Break-Out Across the Rhine; Friendly-Fire Incident; From the Editor. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very faint sticker removal mark on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER PILOT., Strong, Colin & Hart-Davis, Duff.  Forward by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Williamson.
14 Strong, Colin & Hart-Davis, Duff. Forward by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Williamson. FIGHTER PILOT.
Queen Anne Press/Macdonald & BBC Publications, (London, 1981), reprint. 
167 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and color photos, silhouettes. "Only a select few in today's RAF pass out to fly fast jets - the Tornado, Harrier, Jaguar, Buccaneer, Phantom or Lightning. Flying at up to 950 feet per second, som etimes less than 250 feet above the ground to avoid enemy radar, a fast-jet pilot must possess formidable flying skills. His training must therefore also be formidable - and it is his exacting three-year training schedule that (this book ) f o l l o w s . . ." Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, slight fading to spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Surgeoner, D. Hay. FIRST PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT / AIRCRAFT CONSTRUCTION / NAVIGATION AND METEOROLOGY / AERO-ENGINES / RADIO FOR AEROPLANES. 5 VOLUMES FROM THE "AIR TRAINING SERIES".
London Longmans, Green Hard Cover Good+ E. Jeffrey, cover art. 
1.'First Principles of Flight' - 108 pp, 7 1/2" H, new impression September 1941 - b&w illustrations, including sectional diagram of Spitfire on front endpapers. Contents: Introduction; The Atmosphere; Fluid Motion; Aerodynamics; Practical Considerations; Stability; Control; Airscrews; Index. 2. 'Aircraft Construction' - 116 pp, 7 1/2" H, first edition 1942 - many b&w illustrations including double page sectional diagrams of Hurricane (front endpapers), Wellington (rear endpapers) and Spitfire (in main text). Contents: General Considerations; The Aeroplane Structure; The Flying Control System; Materials of Construction; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems; Index. 3. 'Navigation and Meteorology' - 108 pp, 7 1/2" H, no date - b&w illustrations. Contents: Preparation; Maps and Charts; Problems of Navigation; Position Fixing; D.R. Navigation; Navigation in Practice; Some Navigational Problems; Instruments; Magnetism and Compasses; Meteorology; Index; Appendix: International Maps Signs. 4. 'Aero Engines' - 110 pp, 7 1/2" H, first edition 1942 - b&w illustrations. Contents: Introductory; The Internal Combustion Engine; Carburation; Supercharging; Ignition; Fuels and Fuel Systems; Lubrication; Engine Construction; Index. 5. 'Radio for Aeroplanes' - 122 pp, 7 1/2" H, no date - b&w illustrations. Contents: Electricity; Magnetism; Alternating Currents; The Alternating Current Circuit; Electromagnetic Waves; The Thermionic Valve; Principles of Transmission; Principles of Reception; Principles of Direction-Finding; Beam Approach; Aircraft Radio Equipment; Index. Each volume has a different colour scheme for the covers, but incorporate the same motif of the side profile of an eagle with wings spread and silhouettes of four airplanes in the background. A sixth book is mentioned on the back of four of these volumes ('How to Fly'), but is not included here. Books are lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text blocks, light edge wear, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block of 'Radio for Aeroplanes', tiny bump and tear at bottom of spine of 'Aircraft Construction' 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
16 Tuer, Andrew W. STORIES FROM OLD-FASHIONED CHILDREN'S BOOKS.
London Bracken 1985 1851700005 / 9781851700004 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
439 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Reprint of the Leadenhall Press edition of 1899. Many b&w illus. "In this collection of children's stories the author collates early works, with illustrations, woodcut or copperplate engravings that capture the elusive pleasure these books brought to children of past centuries. The author leads the reader into a fascinating study of the most imaginative field of literary history, both from the satisfaction derived in enjoying these charming and often precious books, and from the sound investment a collection represents." Pages browning lightly, and very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edgewear and light wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Young, Ron. THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SHIPWRECKS OF THE NORTH EAST COAST. VOLUME ONE (1740-1917).
Stroud, Gloucestershire Tempus 2000 0752417495 / 9780752417493 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
224 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, silhouettes, maps. "Sailors and adventurers have always known that every voyage at sea, whether short or long, is fraught with danger. Violent storms can wreck the most sturdy of ships or they can be attacked by pirates, enemy fire or be blown up by a mine. Many vessels have succumbed to the treacherous waters around the British coast, after a safe journey, only to be wrecked at the mouth of the harbour, with the loss of valuable cargoes, passengers and crew. In this comprehensive volume, covering the period from 1740 to 1917, Ron Young, an experienced diver of many years, catalogues the histories of the ships that have been stranded and wrecked along the north-east coast of England, from Whitby to Berwick-upon-Tweed. He records the bravery of the lifeboat crews that have risked their lives to rescue the survivors, including the heroic Grace Darling and the SS Forfarshire, as well as assessing the potential of the wrecks as dive-sites." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight waviness to edges of book, small soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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