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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Macmillan, New York, 1920, Ist edition. 
229 pp, 8vo, hard cover (green boards, gold lettering/lines on spine) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Acne Comedo; Alopecia; Alopecia Areata; Carcinoma; Chloasma; Dermatitis Medicamentosa; Dermatitis Repens; Dermatitis Venenata; Eczema; Eczema Seborrhoicum; Erythema Muliforme; Erythema Nodosum; Favus; Furunculus; Herpes Simples; Herpes Zoster; Icthyosis; Impetigo Contagiosa; Keloid; Keratosis Pilaris; Lichen Planus; Lupus Erythematosus; Miliaria; Miliaria Crystallina; Milium; Naevus; Pediculosis; Pityriasis Rosea; Pruritus; Psoriasis; Purpura; Ringworm; Scabies; Seborrhoea; Sycosis Vulgaris; Syphilis; Tinea Versicolor; Tuberculosis; Urticaria; Verruca; Vitiligo. Interior - previous owner's name and information on free front endpaper, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, scattered light pencil underlining of text, margin notes and pencil erasure marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few small light stains, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good sound copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Daw, New York, (1982, 6th/1983, 6th/1985, 2nd printing). 
240 pp, 304 pp, 352 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. Serroi is small of stature with pale olive skin and certain strangely heightened sensitivities - she is a woman warrior. Once the pawn of Ser Noris the most villainous wizard of all time, she is now the one chance in a battle between good and evil... Interiors - Book 1 has browning to inside of covers, Books 1 & 2 have light browning to pages, 'No Exchange' written in pen at top of first page of Book 2 - otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - light edge wear/rubbing, small creases at bottom corner and minor soiling to rear cover of Book 2, light creasing to spine of Book 2. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
4 Duffy, Michael, ed. (Larry D. Gragg, J.D. Alsop, Edward Sargent, David Eastwood, John H. Harland, Michael Whitby, Lawrence Phillips, C.D. Lee, Canon Peter Raban, A.G.E. Jones, J.E. de Courcy Ireland.) THE MARINER'S MIRROR. THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH. VOL. 77 NO. 2. MAY 1991.
Society for Nautical Research, Portsmouth, 1991. 
Paging runs 101 - 212, 9 9/16" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents include: Shipmasters in Early Barbados; British Intelligence for the North Atlantic Theatre of the War of Spanish Succession; The Planning and Early Buildings of the West In dia Docks; The Design of Winches Used at Sea in the 1800s; In Defence of Home Waters: Doctrine and Training in the Canadian Navy During the 1930s; Lord Torrington's Trial; A 'Prussian' Privateer in 1759; Interpreters in the Royal Navy; Ski n B o a t s , e tc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing and soiling, minor wrinkle at top edge of front cover and first page, book slightly cocked. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
5 Harrison, M. John. THE COMMITTED MEN.
(New Authors Limited/Hutchinson, London, 1971), Ist edition. 
184 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "The scene is England after the apocalypse. Social organisation has collapsed, and the survivors, riddled with skin cancers, eke out a precarious scavenging existence in the ruins of the Great Society...Among the mutants are a group of reptilian humans - alien, cancer-free but persecuted by the smoothskins. When one of them is born of a human mother in Tinhouse, a group of humans sets off to deliver it to its own kind. The search of these committed men for the tribes of mutants is the theme of this powerful and strangely hypnotic novel." Minor edge wear, top/bottom of spine very lightly wrinkled, a few faint rub lines on boards, book very slightly cocked. Dust jacket is price clipped, very small tears (archivally taped)/chips with light creases along top edge, light edge wear. Scan available on request. VG/VG- 
Price: 50.00 USD
TAB / McGraw-Hill, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 1991, first edition. 
168 pp, 9 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0830635939 B&w photographs, drawings. "The introduction of the Boeing 247 in 1933 is widely regarded as the beginning of modern air transport. With an all-metal, stressed-skin design and a cruising speed of 17 0 miles an hour, the 247 marked the end of the slower, flimsy wood-and-dope frame biplanes used by the military and mail service. Though quickly overshadowed by its competitors, the 247 proved to the American public that commercial air travel c o u l d be both safe and efficient. In fact, this innovative airplane determined the direction of aircraft design for nearly the next two decades. (This books) traces the evolution of the 247, describing the technological and social circumstan c es d ur in g and after World War I that led to its development. You'll find fascinating descriptions of William Boeing's struggle to implement his unique designs, the public's reception of the 247, the aircraft's commercial and military uses, an d the 24 7's ul ti mate impact on aviation." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
E.P. Dutton, New York, 1973, first edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, drawings, maps. "The main outline of the mutiny is widely known and usually seen in strong blacks and whites. It is only through the author's painstaking scholars hip and reinterpretation of the major characters that the classical quality of this saga takes on a new meaning. Mr. Hough's research took him on prolongued journeys from Christian's birthplace to the other side of the world where Christian' s d e a t h and Bligh's miraculous open-boat escape occurred. For the first time Christian is seen as a troubled and guilty man, proud but soft beneath the skin. Bligh, who had been Captain Cook's brilliant navigator and inadvertent assassin, em er g es a s a co urageous but uncertain leader out of touch with the needs of his men....(This book) throws new light on the relations between Bligh and Christian, on Bligh's voyages to the Pacific, and his incredible journey to New South Wales." Lig ht wr ink li ng at top/bottom of spine, minor fading at top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, soiling around edges of flaps, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1981, first edition. 
32 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042566 B&w illustrations by the author. "Since their father's death, it has been a starvation winter for Pitohok, his siste Upik, their mother, baby sister and grandfather. Frozen lake t rout that they find, with the help of a snow owl, provide their first food in three days. Though winter is nearly over, how can they survive when the fish is gone? Their only hope is a frozen caribou their grandfather had buried last fall , t h r e e d ays' walk away, because he was not strong enough to carry it. Pitohok and Upik must make the arduous journey to find the caribou. Using frozen caribou skin, with the remaining fish as cross supports, Grandfather fashions them a pri mi t iv e sl ed . Th en brother and sister set out on their perilous trek across the storm-swept tundra, sheltering at night in small igloos they build. The caribou is there, they load it on the sled and turn homeward - only to face a terrifying or dea l. A h uge ba rr en- ground grizzly bear, know as Long Claws, picks up their trail and follows them. Helped again by a great snow owl when they lose their way in an ice fog, the children are nearly home before the bear closes in. How can they fi ght him ? A nd y et t o gi ve up the caribou means certain death by starvation...." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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
10 Logan, Patrick. IRISH FOLK MEDICINE.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817676 / 9780862817671 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine 
180 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. Related bookmark laid in. "Folk medicine was long practised in Ireland and has not completely died out. In many ways it has blended into the New Age interest in natural and non-invasive treatments and holistic medicine. The great mass of the population had no access to a doctor: the local wise woman or bonesetter was the only hope. But folk medicine, particularly before the rise of medical science in the nineteenth century, was always a curious blend of common-sense and nonsense. Practical observation, and natural cures, went hand in hand with useless and often dangerous remedies. To cure a child of dropsy by tying it up in a rope used to hang an innocent man was not likely to help. Whooping cough was not driven away by medicine made from sheep droppings boiled in milk. Dr Patrick Logan traces a comprehensive range of country cures, both for people and animals, practised in Ireland throughout the centuries. Some go back to early or pre-Christian times and beliefs. Others are much more recent and often perpetuate practices discarded by orthodox medicine. The entire book is a striking testimony to human ingenuity, optimism and endurance." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  DECEMBER, 1959.  VOL. XXXVII.  NO. 152., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Brigadier B.W. Webb-Carter, Major S.H.F. Johnston, Major G. Tylden, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Lothar W. Ilbert, H.Y. Usher, John Mollo, Brian Mollo, G.O. Rickword, D.W. King, et al.)
11 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Brigadier B.W. Webb-Carter, Major S.H.F. Johnston, Major G. Tylden, Brigadier T.F.J. Collins, Lothar W. Ilbert, H.Y. Usher, John Mollo, Brian Mollo, G.O. Rickword, D.W. King, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. DECEMBER, 1959. VOL. XXXVII. NO. 152.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1959. 
Paging runs 143 - 190, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: Lieutenant-Colonel The Honourable Arthur Wesley, 33rd Regiment; Letters of Samuel Noyes, Chaplain of The Royal Scots, 1703-4; Comman dant George Hamilton-Browne of the Colonial Forces; Officers' Belt Lockets of The Green Howards; The Early Years of the British Military Attache Service in British Diplomacy; Lieut.-Colonel John Piper, C.B., 4th Foot, 1783-1821; Three Penin s u l a r B r o thers. / Notes: 17th Lancers Depot Mess, 1854; etc. / Replies: Tiger and Leopard-skin Aprons; etc. Museum Supplement No. 41 December, 1959 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, book cracked at pages 158/159, otherwise cle an a nd t ig h t wi th no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, one very small edge tear. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Dominion Bureau of Circulation, Toronto, 1929. 
66 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (pale orange boards with red spine, black and red lettering/decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Exotic 'reptile skin' patterned endpapers in shades of brown, green, peach and gold. Profusely illustr ated with b&w comic illustrations. When travelling salesman Zep Hawker pulls into Mud Creek with his "cure-alls", we meet villagers like Kiss-Proof Kelly, Eppy Demmick, Bacteria Bates, Hippo Potts and Daley Tipple - and he gets run out of t o w n o n a rail! Title page has become detached from the staples but is still firmly hels to the binding (manufacturing flaw), light liquid mark at bottom of page 53 - tiny mark on pages 54 & adjacent picture page, light to moderate edge wea r , a fe w l ig ht sc uffs and small area of soiling on rear cover, minor general soiling, very light beowning to edges of textblock, very small light stain at front cover fore-edge, book now protected in stiff mylar sleeve. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
13 Nylund, Eric S. A GAME OF UNIVERSE.
New York Avon 1997 0380785412 / 9780380785414 1st Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good Eric Peterson cover art. 
355 pp, 6 7/8" H. "Germain is more than one man: a top-level corporate assassin in a cutthroat universe...the tormented guardian of his victims' souls - a powerful muse capable of casting spells both mundane and miraculous. In a Golden City casino, he saves his skin but wagers his soul - in a competition with twelve of the galaxy's most ruthless thieves, pirates, zealots and mercenaries. Germain now has one year to scour the cosmos for the legendary Holy Grail that will alter his reality and existence - or destroy him." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light wear to bottom edge and small crease to bottom corner of rear cover, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 25.00 USD
HEMINGWAY AND FILM., Phillips, Gene D.  Introduction by Carlos Baker.  (Ernest Hemingway.)
14 Phillips, Gene D. Introduction by Carlos Baker. (Ernest Hemingway.) HEMINGWAY AND FILM.
Frederick Unger, New York, 1980. 
192 pp, 8 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0804466440 B&w photographs. "Ernest Hemingway's fiction presents the film adaptor with special problems....In his penetrating study, Gene Phillips pinpoints the difficulty in turning Hemingway's subtle fiction into movie material. Some of Hollywood's finest talents have responded to the challenge. Beginning in 1932 with Frank Borazge's 'A Farewell to Arms', starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes, several directors have tried their hand - Sam Wood ('For Wh om the Bell Tolls', 1943), Howard Hawks ('To Have and to Have Not', 1944), and Henry King ('The Sun Also Rises', 1957). They drew on the not inconsiderable skills of such screenwriters as Dudley Nichols, William Faulkner, and John Houston. The r e s ults met with varying success. In exploring the reasons why, the book draws added validity from interviews with many of the directors and cinematographers involved in the persistent attempts to translate Hemingway into cinematic images. Carl os B ak er's moving essay, 'Hemingway's Last Appeal', sets the tone for this thematic investigation. For the interested reader or film student, the book also includes a filmography, selected bibliography, and photographs." Interior - very light b row nin g t o inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, very minor soiling, old price sticker on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
London Greenhill Books 1985 0947898107 / 9780947898106 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, 8vo (8" H). Greenhill Books' Vintage Crime Classics series. "Near six foot tall, lithe and powerful, November Joe is a Canadian woodsman who would sooner hunt deer than man any day. In these stories of detection, set in the wilderness far away from city streets, November Joe shows that he is not only the product but also the master of his environment. The author was a sportsman and naturalist who spent much of his life travelling and hunting, and used his own experiences and wilderness lore as background for this book. First published before the outbreak of World War One (during which Prichard organized a corps of sharp-shooters), these stories capture the clear, crisp outdoor atmosphere of the North-American backwoods. 'November Joe' is recommended in 'Queen's Quorum' as one of the 106 most important detective-crime story books published." Contents: Preface; Sir Andrew's Advice; November Joe; The Crime at Big Tree Portage; The Seven Lumber-Jacks; The Black Fox Skin; The Murder at the Duck Club; The Case of Miss Virginia Planx; The Hundred Thousand Dollar Robbery; The Looted Island; The Mystery of Fletcher Buckman; Linda Petersham; Kalmacks; The Men of the Mountains; The Man in the Black Hat; The Capture; The City or the Woods? Very light fading at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light creasing at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD., Raynor, John.  Illustrated by Dennis Flanders.
16 Raynor, John. Illustrated by Dennis Flanders. A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD.
Cassell, London, 1973, first edition. 
213 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0304291838 B&w illustrations. "When John Raynor, composer of nearly seven hundred song settings, died so tragically in a road accident in 1970, he left behind not only his lifetime's musical work, but the manuscript of this enchanting account of the years of his childhood. His father was Arthur Guy Sandars Raynor, a famous Master of the King's Scholars at Westminster School, and the young John spent his earliest years in the g r e y p r e s ence of London's great Abbey. History and tradition were the day-long companions of the perceptive, sensitive child, who indeed was born at No. 3, Little Dean's Yard, 'that inmost court of an inner court, the quietest and dreamies t p la ce i n L on do n' . But there were sounds and colours and images that were to stay with him all his life and which he recorded so evocatively in this book: the brilliant-hued flowers of Westminster's secluded gardens; the magic of first h ea rin g t he Abb ey 's glo rio us organ; the clocks of London that became a lifelong passion; nursery fires and braziers; his mother's jewel case and his father's butterfly case, full of dazzling, glittering, shimmering things to feast a child's ey es. Te rror an d sa dne ss also cas t their shadows, to persist into later life: a haunted bedroom which drove the five-year-old boy to the brink of a nervous breakdown; the nameless, primitive horror borne on the wind from a tannery; the dreade d ch urch door whic h pro ved to have had h um an skin nailed to it; the death of a brother, killed in the holocaust of 1918. This is a quiet, gentle book, written by a gentle man whose love for the England that he knew shines as surely in these 'r ecoll ectio ns in tran quilit y' o f a happ y, com ple te childhood at the beginning of the century as it does in the songs by which he has so greatly enriched English music." Light fading at top edge of spine and at part of rear board, very smal l ligh t stai n on b ottom of text block , ve ry min or edge wea r. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling and wear at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color, one small and one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Arum, London, 1988. 
80 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854105531 Colour illustrations. "Colour and colour mixing are the foundation of watercolour painting. Here is a guide which helps you to make an intelligent choice of which pigments to buy and s hows you how to create a rainbow of exciting colour codes. Part One: Colours of the Palette - A simple selection from the basic spectrum, describing some of the important characteristics which will be useful in helping you to create your own mi x e s . Part Two: Problems and Possibilities - Explores common queries from students and correspondents, including which colours bleed, which lift easily, layering different types of colours, finding good skin colour, an exploration of sky tones - -- a nd m uch, much more. Part Three: Colour Codes - A wide-ranging selection of colour mixes that you will want to use all the time, with careful suggestions about how the subtleties of modulating colours can be explored. Appendix - How to make yo ur own Co lour Codes, for use in the studio or out of doors." Front free endpaper has been removed. Dust jacket has very minor edge werinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO:  THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN., Williams, Susan Millar.  (Julia Peterkin.)
18 Williams, Susan Millar. (Julia Peterkin.) A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO: THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN.
Athens, Georgia University of Georgia Press 1997 0820319120 / 9780820319124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
343 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Julia Peterkin revolutionized American literature by writing seriously about the lives of plain black farming people. In five bold, lyrical books she pushed the bounds of realism to earn the startled praise of such intellecturals and literary artists as W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes. A plantation mistress who vowed to 'write what is, even if it is unpleasant', she took up writing at the age of forty, produced two best-selling novels, and won a Pulitzer Prize before mysteriously abandoning writing twelve years later. Peterkin's fiction chronicles the collapse of plantation agriculture on the Gullah coast of South Carolina. At the same time her writings are a thinly veiled autobiography of a southern white woman struggling to create something new out of the beauty and sorrow around her. Writing to her mentor H.L. Menckn in 1922, Peterkin declared, 'These black friends of mine live more in one Saturday night than I do in five years. I envy them, and I guess as I cannot be them, I seek satisfaction in trying to record them.' The first full account of Peterkin's life is an exemplary biography of a brilliant, enigmatic women who defied convention, lived as she pleased, and wrorte what she knew." Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, some fading to spine colour (still very legible) and parts of top edge/front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD

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