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GIFTS OF THE YEAR AND OTHER POEMS., Bevan, Molly.
1 Bevan, Molly. GIFTS OF THE YEAR AND OTHER POEMS.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1927, first edition. 
67 pp, 7 3/4" H, hard cover (black cloth with title blocks pasted on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece photograph of author. A collection of poems by a Canadian author, including: Canoeing at Dusk; Autumn Fires; Thanksgivin g in the Country; Armistice; Alexander Graham Bell; Hepaticas; Christmas Greetings; Ghost Ships; A Camper's Song; St. Patrick's Day; Sing a Song of Firelight; House o' Dreams; November Nights, etc. Very light browning to pages , light brow n i n g o n f ront endpapers, book cracked at pages 40/41, modersate browning to edges of textblock, slight bump and light wear at corners of boards, fraying at top of spine, wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight fading to edges of front board labe l, s pi ne la be l h as some loss at loer corners and is browned, foxing on boards. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NO ESCAPE FROM ADVENTURE., Bruce, Michael, Sir.  11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth.
2 Bruce, Michael, Sir. 11th Baronet of Stenhouse and Airth. NO ESCAPE FROM ADVENTURE.
Hastings House, New York, 1955. 
263 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "A financial disaster prevented (Sir Michael Bruce) from following the family tradition of becoming an officer in the crack Royal Regiment known as 'The Gunners', so he enlisted i n the British South African Police. At seventeen, he shot his first man; at eighteen he hunted a double-murderer across the velds of Rhodesia. By the time he was twenty-four he had fought (and was twice wounded) at ill-fated Gallipoli and o n t h e w estern front through the Great War of 1914-19. Excitement dogged his footsteps as he sailed round the Horn in a windjammer; fought in a Brazilian revolution; crossed the Andes on foot; was nearly killed in a stampede of wild cattle; and w a s th e s ol e survivor of a gold-seeking hunt in the Amazon. Back in England, jobless, he did a stint as a reporter on a gossip 'sheet'; became a stunt actor, then press agent, in the movies; and in 1938, on the continent, established an under gro un d for J ew s f leeing from Hitler's persecution, subsequently himself falling into the hands of the Gestapo. At Dunkirk in World War II, Sir Michael ferried British soldiers across the Channel, then got into the RAF - and into more hair-rai sing in ci dent s.. .." Be quest bookplate on free front endpaper, slight browning to endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning on spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown. Dust jack et h as sever al s mall edge tears and creases, small chip at top of spine, creases at bottom of ront panel, minor foxing at top inside edge, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
NURSERY RHYMES AND CHILDREN'S SONGS WITH MUSIC AND PICTURES., Chambers, H.A., pianoforte accompaniments arranged by.
3 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
 
 
'S WONDERFUL, 'S MARVELOUS, 'S GERSHWIN., Gershwin, Ira and Gershwin, George.
4 Gershwin, Ira and Gershwin, George. 'S WONDERFUL, 'S MARVELOUS, 'S GERSHWIN.
Warner Bros., New York, [c1972]. 
112 pp, 11 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs. Contains the music and lyrics for: Bess, You Is My Woman; Bidin' My Time; But Not For Me; Embraceable You; A Foggy Day; I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'; I Got Rhythm; It Ain't Necessarily So; I've Got a Cru sh on You; Let's Call the Whole Thing Off; Love is Here to Stay; Love is Sweeping the Country; The Man I Love; Maybe; Of Thee I Sing; Oh, Lady Be Good!; Rhapsody in Blue; Someone to Watch Over Me; Summertime; 'S Wonderful; They All Laughed; T h e y C a n 't Take That Away From Me; Who Cares?; A Woman is a Sometime Thing. Interior - slight cigarette odor, small bump/tiny tear at top edge of pages 1 to 10, very light browning on inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no othe r o wn er sh i p ma rk s. Exterior - light edge wear; light browning on spine; bump at top edge of front cover; very light handwriting indentations; one very small dint and two tiny edge tears archivally taped on front cover; light crease on spine . Go od+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR:  1914., Gliddon, Gerald.
5 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." A group of five small, circular shallow dents on front board; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a group of five small, circular shallow dents on front panel; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 GROLIER SOCIETY TITLES: MARIGOLD GARDEN / THE QUEEN OF HEARTS / A VISIT TO THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS / FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; PEPPER; WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN: LOBO AND BINGO; JACKANAPES; FIVE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; SAMSON'S BREAKFAST (EMMA AND HER TIGER), Greenaway, Kate; Uncle John; Fontain, Jean de la; Pyle, Howard; Seton, Ernest Thompson; Ewing, Juliana Horatia; and Makower, Sylvia.
7 Greenaway, Kate; Uncle John; Fontain, Jean de la; Pyle, Howard; Seton, Ernest Thompson; Ewing, Juliana Horatia; and Makower, Sylvia. 9 GROLIER SOCIETY TITLES: MARIGOLD GARDEN / THE QUEEN OF HEARTS / A VISIT TO THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS / FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; PEPPER; WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN: LOBO AND BINGO; JACKANAPES; FIVE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; SAMSON'S BREAKFAST (EMMA AND HER TIGER)
New York Grolier Society 1967 Soft Cover Very Good Kate Greenaway, Randolph Caldecott, Gustave Dore, Howard Pyle, Ernest Thompson Seton, M.B. de Monvel & Slyvia Makower. 
Nine books from a series put out by the Grolier Society in the mid 1960s, each approx. 7 5/8" H, with colour and/or b&w illustrations. 1. Marigold Garden: Pictures and Rhymes, by Kate Greenaway (T16), 61 pp, no date. 2. The Queen of Hearts & Sing a Song of Sixpence, illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (T23), 64 pp, no date. 3. A Visit to the Zoological Gardens, by Uncle John (T27), 64 pp, 1967. 4. Fables of La Fontaine, retold by Roberta Sewal, illustrated by Gustave Dore (T30), 63 pp, 1967. 5. Pepper: Seasoning for Young Folk, by Howard Pyle, edited by Roberta Sewal (T32), 63 pp, 1967. 6. Wild Animals I Have Known: Lobo and Bingo, by Ernest Thompson Seton (T34), 59 pp, 1967. 7. Jacka-napes, by Juliana Horatia Ewing, illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (T36), 61 pp, no date. 8. Five Fables by La Fontaine, by Roberta Sewal, illustrated by M.B. de Monvel (T41), 64 pp, 1967. 9. Samson's Breakfast (Emma and her Tiger), by Sylvia Makower (T64), 57 pp, 1968. Interiors - Samson's Breakfast has soft bump to bottom corner of pages, otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear - mainly on spines, soft bump to bottom corner of Samson's Breakfast, very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE LOVE SONGS AND HEROINES OF ROBERT BURNS., Hill, John C., Rev.  (Robert Burns.)
8 Hill, John C., Rev. (Robert Burns.) THE LOVE SONGS AND HEROINES OF ROBERT BURNS.
J.M. Dent, London, 1961, first edition. 
155 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Many who sing the love songs of Robert Burns have no idea of the heroines in whose honour they were composed. Mr. Hill's book provides the necessary information, for it comprises a collection of the poet's love lyrics set in a series of pen pictures of the 'garden of girls' to whom they are addressed. The songs are thus given their proper background, and the story connected with each heroine is fully and admirably told. This identification adds greatly to the interest of the songs....The poems are annotated where Scottish expressions need definition." Small light label mark on free front endpaper, minor wrinkkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom c o r n e r o f boards, small shallow dint on fore-edge of read board, small faint stain on both boards, minor soiling. Dust jacket has light soiling, slight darkening to spine and fllap-folds, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of f la p- fo ld s, t i ny s tains along bottom rear edge. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Huff, Tanya. SING THE FOUR QUARTERS QUARTET. 1. SING THE FOUR QUARTERS. 2. FIFTH QUARTER. 3. NO QUARTER. 4. THE QUARTERED SEA. 4 VOLUME SET.
Daw, New York, (1994, 2nd./1995, 2nd./1996, 2nd./1999, Ist printing). Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Jody Lee. 
410 pp, 416 pp, 413 pp, 406 pp. - 4 volumes. "To call the Kigh was the height of bard's magic. Only those born with the gift could learn to Sing these spirits of earth, air, fire, and water into doing their bidding, and even someone as gifted as the Princess Annice must spend years studying at the Bardic Hall to truly master the art. And for Annice, one of those rare talents able to Sing the elemental spirits from each of the four quarters, the call of magic was too strong to be denied, even if it meant renouncing her royal blood and privileges. But Annice might have made a different choice if she could have foreseen that ten years after she'd transferred her life and loyalties from the royal palace to the Bardic Hall, she'd find herself fleeing from the King's Guards. For Annice was twice guilty of treason, first for imperiling the order of succession by becoming pregnant, and second for aiding the father of her unborn child, the Duc of Ohrid, to escape the palace dungeons and the sentence of death hanging over his head. Now the fugitives' only hope lay in tracking down and bringing to justice the enemy who'd masterminded the Duc's downfall, a dangerous foe who had found a way to tie lies and truths together into a knot even the most powerful of Bardic spells could not unravel." Interiors - vol. 1 has a few pages with small corner crease and one page with large corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear to covers; vol. 4 has light creases on spine, is lightly cocked and has 3 tiny dents on rear cover - light migration in rear pages; vol 1 has large soft corner crease on front cover, slight corner curling on rear cover, light browning to edges of textblock and tiny bump/tear at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Huff, Tanya. (Book 4 Inscribed by Author.) Cover art by Jody Lee. SING THE FOUR QUARTERS QUARTET. 1. SING THE FOUR QUARTERS. 2. FIFTH QUARTER. 3. NO QUARTER. 4. THE QUARTERED SEA. 4 VOLUME SET.
Daw, New York, (1994, 3rd/1995, 2nd/1996, Ist/1999, Ist printing). 
410 pp, 416 pp, 413 pp, 406 pp. - mass market paperbacks - 4 volumes. BOOK 4 INSCRIBED AND DATED BY TANYA HUFF. "To call the Kigh was the height of bard's magic. Only those born with the gift could learn to Sing these spirits of earth, air, fire, and water into doing their bidding, and even someone as gifted as the Princess Annice must spend years studying at the Bardic Hall to truly master the art. And for Annice, one of those rare talents able to Sing the elemental spirits from each of the four quarters, the call of magic was too strong to be denied, even if it meant renouncing her royal blood and privileges. But Annice might have made a different choice if she could have foreseen that ten years after she'd transferred her life and loyalties from the royal palace to the Bardic Hall, she'd find herself fleeing from the King's Guards. For Annice was twice guilty of treason, first for imperiling the order of succession by becoming pregnant, and second for aiding the father of her unborn child, the Duc of Ohrid, to escape the palace dungeons and the sentence of death hanging over his head. Now the fugitives' only hope lay in tracking down and bringing to justice the enemy who'd masterminded the Duc's downfall, a dangerous foe who had found a way to tie lies and truths together into a knot even the most powerful of Bardic spells could not unravel..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - clean and bright with minor edge wear to covers, spines flat with the very faintest of creases on book 1. VG+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE COMPLETE PEDDLER'S PACK: GAMES, SONGS, RHYMES, AND RIDDLES FROM MOUNTAIN FOLKLORE., Justus, May.  Introduction by Edwin C. Kirkland.
11 Justus, May. Introduction by Edwin C. Kirkland. THE COMPLETE PEDDLER'S PACK: GAMES, SONGS, RHYMES, AND RIDDLES FROM MOUNTAIN FOLKLORE.
Knoxville University of Tennessee Press 1967 Expanded Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jean Tamburine. 
87 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, music notation. "A treasure for collectors of folklore and for the young of all ages, this book has a rare distinction. As Edwin C. Kirkland points out in the foreword, 'The author is both the collector and the source of the material, and this gives a particular character to the book that is impossible for most other collections of folklore. It has an authenticity, a sincerity, and an air of being alive and present.' Music as well as the words to nineteen songs are now included in this expanded edition of (the book), originally published in 1957. Whenever possible, the source of the material is identified, thus adding an important record for scholars of our cultural heritage. The author's love for the Great Smoky Mountains and the people there is evident throughout the book. She has recorded a way of life for all to remember or to learn about." Contents: A Legacy of Folkore; Nonsense Rhymes (Pocket Full of Rocks; Had a Little Mule; Possum up a Gum Tree; Warning to Book Thieves; Indian Brew; There Was an Old Woman; Raccoon on a Rail; et al.); Riddles, Tongue-Twisters, and Counting-Out Rhymes; Songs and Singing Games (Diller, Diller Dollar; The Whistle Pig Song; Sing a Little Hoe-Down Jordan; Wishing Song; Who Will Shoe My Little Feet; Whoa, Mule Whoa; Some Love Coffee, Some Love Tea; Fiddler's Fair; Here Come the Dukes; Green Gravel, et al); Play-Party Games (Club Fist; Old Cat Tiggy; Bogey Man Boo; Witch Pot; Rabbit in the Turnip Patch; Chicken Thief; Chickie, My Cranie-Crow; Froggie in the Mill Pond, et al.); Signs and Predictions (Weather Rhymes; Witchwood; Spring Calendar; Sneeze Rhyme; Hearthfire; Luck for Hallowe'en, et al); Index of Titles and First Lines. Previous owner's small label on front pastedown, previous owner's name/info. in pen on free front endpaper, book is slightly cocked, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs, 1" tear archivally taped, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Kaiser, Robert G. COLD WINTER, COLD WAR.
Stein and Day, New York, 1974, first edition. 
226 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812816250 "....sheds new light on the origins of the Cold War. (Kaiser) brings into the debate factors that others have ignored, most notably the influence on foreign policy of domes tic political and economic conditions in 1946 and 1947 in the United States and Great Britain. 'The Truman Doctrine - the beginning of the Cold War - was closely tied to the events of its time, events largely forgotten now, but crucially i m p o r t a n t then', writes Kaiser. 'Who recalls the fuel crisis of February, 1947, when Britain appeared for a moment on the verge of utter collapse? Yet without the crisis, there would have been no Truman Doctrine and no Marshall Plan in 1947 . W ho r ec al ls t h e strength of the anti-British feeling in the American Congress after the War? Yet it was that emotion, and President Truman's fear of its influence, that was largely responsible for the strident tone of the Truman Doctrine s pee ch. ' (Th is boo k) is more than a reassessment. It is based in part on the author's personal interviews with world leaders who played important parts in the events discussed - Dean Acheson, Clark Clifford, Averell Harriman, Clement Atlee, and Ric hard H .S. Cro ssma n, amo ng others." Small ridge and corresponding dint on front endpapers, small sticker ghost mark on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of boards. Dust jacket ha s mo derat e edg e w ear/ crea sing at top/ bottom of spine and flap-folds - heavier at top of spine with one tear, light rubbing, a few very small edge tears. Very Good/Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
COCKNEY DING DONG., Keeping, Charles.
13 Keeping, Charles. COCKNEY DING DONG.
Kestrel Books / EMI Music Publishing, Harmondsworth / London, 1975. 
190 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0722650612 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with Charles Keepings wonderful drawings of London and Londoners of the past. "Charles Keeping, one of Britain's finest illustrators, was brou ght up in Vauxhall, South London, where a Saturday-night sing song (or 'ding dong', as it was called) was part of the way of life. Over many years, including the height of the Blitz, these sing songs scarcely varied in style or content. A r m e d w i t h plenty of beer and food, the family gathered in the parlour to sing and dance to their favourite songs, each member of the family being expected to sing the song that 'belonged' to him. Charles Keeping has now brought together and l ov in gl y i ll us tr ated many of these songs. They come from a variety of sources: from Edwardian music hall, from the First World War trenches, from the American dance hall, or, quite simply, from the streets. And they take in a complete ra nge of mo ods , fro m t he sen timental 'My Old Dutch' to the favourite Cockeny dance song, 'Knees Up Mother Brown'. Musical notation, for guitar and piano, and full lyrics are given for each song. But this is a book to treasure as much as to us e - Char les Keep in g's deli ght ful illustrations, whether they are portraying characters from the songs or members of the family singing, help to capture a part of Cockney life that is fast disappearing." Previous owner's small stamp on front pa sted own; a se ries of tiny hole s fr om t o to bottom on pages 81 to 88 - also a small area of creases on these pages and an area of ink smudging on page 88 - probably caused by printing/maunfacturing process; book lightly cocked; two tiny corner bumps . Du st ja cket has very light wrin kling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN., Kipling, Rudyard.
14 Kipling, Rudyard. JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN.
Toronto George N. Morang 1902 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Good- Rudyard Kipling. 
249 pp, 9 3/4" H. Light green cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 22 b&w plates (all present) plus additional small b&w drawings. Contents: How the Whale Got His Throat; How the Camel Got His Hump; How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin; How the Leopard Got His Spots; The Elephant's Child; The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo; The Beginning of the Armadillos; How the First Letter was Written; How the Alphabet was Made; The Crab that Played with the Sea; The Cat that walked by Himself; The Butterfly that Stamped. Many pages are wrinkled as though turned by an enthusiastic young reader. Splitting to paper on inside hinges (repaired) but boards are holding firmly with fabric still intact, areas of very light browning on endpapers, very small ink mark on front pastedown, fraying and tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, spine is browned, some edge and corner wear, soiling to boards including a small white paint stain on rear board, 2' thin scuff on rear board, small area of damage at fore-edge of fron board, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
MY LIFE STORY.  Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS.  Plus: CARD., Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai.  Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell.
15 Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai. Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell. MY LIFE STORY. Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. Plus: CARD.
London The GURKHA WELFARE TRUSTS Stapled in Wraps Very Good Signed by Author
Unpaginated (20 pp), undated (c1978), 10" H. Signed on title page: "R B Limbu V.C. 12 Aug 78" then, in other hands: "Pipe Major 10 GR J. B. Rai / Pipe Major Yom Bahadur Gurung (QGE)". (GR = Gurkha Rifles / QGE = Queen's Gurkha Engineers.) B&w photographs. A short biography of Rambahadur Limbu's life before and during his time with the Gurkha Rifles, including the text of the Official Citation detailing how he came to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Also included: a pamphlet, 9" H, stapled in wraps, with colour and b&w photographs, "The Brigade of Gurkhas", with Foreword by Major General D G T Horsford, CBE DSO, Major General, The Brigade of Gurhkas, containing: Gurkha Origin and History; The Gurkha's Background; Gurkha recruitment and training; The Brigade of Gurhkas; The Brigade of Gurkhas Band Contingent 1971; The Gurkhas, Bravest of the Brave, by Sir Arthur Bryant; Gurkha VC's (up to 1945); Legendary - But true stories; The Pensioner's Song; Return to Civilian Life: The Gurkha Welfare Appeal. Plus: A colour card (6 1/16" H x 5 1/16" W) "6th Gurkha Rifles" after a water colour by Major A.C. Lovett, 1910 - signed on back: "Rambahadur Limbu V.C. / Capt Kaman Sing Gurung / Kesar Limbu". An interesting grouping of three items in total. Interiors - 'The Brigade of Gurkhas' has a faint dampness mark at bottom edge of last two pages and rear cover. Exteriors - 'My Life Story' has light soiling/rubbing on rear cover and very light edge wear, 'The Brigade of Gurkhas' has very light rubbing, very light tiny foxing marks and a few very small stains on front cover, very light edge wear, a few light wrinkles at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
CRUISING IN TROPICAL WATERS AND CORAL., Lucas, Alan.
16 Lucas, Alan. CRUISING IN TROPICAL WATERS AND CORAL.
International Marine, Camden, Maine, 1987. 
228 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0877429545 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, diagrams. "The bulk of the world's cruising fleet emanates from non-coral areas and carries out most of its crui sing within coral waters. There is therefore a positive need to understand the realities: the seasons of trade winds; the behaviour of destructive winds; the special foods to be found in the tropics; the dangers of coral waters and the spe c i a l p r o b lems of navigating and anchoring there. Cruising in coral is different. Not terrifyingly so, as some sailing authors might have you believe, but different enough to warrant a general overhaul of nautical attitudes and practices as w el l as ga in in g general knowledge pertinent to that environment." Contents: Introduction; The Coral Reef; The Best Boat in Coral; Navigating in Coral Waters; Anchoring in Coral; Trade Winds; Destructive Winds; Wet Season Layover; Tropical M ain ten an ce; Sta yin g H ea lthy; Swimming and Diving; Fishing; Preparing Fish for Cooking; Cooking Ashore; Preserving Food without Refrigeration; Tropical Fruits and Vegetables; The Coconut; Emergency Repairs and Salvage; Survival; Survival Navi gati on; Cor al C o mmun itie s; I nde x. Tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing to glossy boards, light scuff line down rear board. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 McDermott, Gerald. Inscribed, with illustration. COYOTE: A TRICKSTER TALE FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST.
Harcourt Brace, San Diego, 1994. 
Unpaginated, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, WITH A DRAWING OF COYOTE'S HEAD. ISBN 0152207244 "Wherever Coyote goes, you can be sure he'll find troubl e. Now he wants to sing, dance and fly like the crows, so he begs them to teach him how. The crows agree but soon tire of Coyote's bragging and boasting. They decide to teach the great trickster a lesson. This time, Coyote has found rea l t r o u b l e ! In his unique style master storyteller Gerald McDermott deftly combines rhythmic language with bold art inspired by Zuni folklore and southwestern design to bring this Native American tale to life." Dust jacket has minor wrinkli ng at t op o f re ar panel. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS., Metcalfe, Willis.
18 Metcalfe, Willis. CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS.
South Bay, Ontario South Marysburgh Marine Society 1979 0920028187 / 9780920028186 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good 
185 pp + (9) pp +indexes, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. A history of shipbuilding, shipwrecks, schooners, sloops, lighthouses, sailors, etc. on the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County. Section headings: Prince Edward County Ships; Ships that Came & Ships that Stayed; Ports of Call; Life and Light; Sing of Sailors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - some light fading to colour on spine, hinges, and top edge of rear cover; spine has some light creases, is concave and is lightly twisted. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MEN-OF-WAR.  LIFE IN NELSON'S NAVY., Patrick O'Brian.
19 Patrick O'Brian. MEN-OF-WAR. LIFE IN NELSON'S NAVY.
New York W.W. Norton 1995 0393038580 / 9780393038583 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
95 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "This richly illustrated book offers a concise overview of the historical background to Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series, a straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's navy was really like for everyone from the captain to the rawest recruit. What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of the watches? What was the division of prize money to offices and crew? How did these men end up at sea in the first place? These questions and many more are answered in O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. Contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings renders the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail. Any Aubrey/Maturin reader determined to learn the locations of the orlop and the mizenmast, the etiquette of epaulettes, or the range of a 32-pounder will delight in this invaluable reference companion to O'Brian's majestic series." 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.
20 Roberts, Chris. HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.
London Granta 2004 1862077657 / 9781862077652 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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