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1 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. WORLD AIRCRAFT: COMMERCIAL, 1935-1960.
Rand McNally, Chicago, (1979). 
317 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 528882066 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with drawings, profiles, insignia, reproductions of posters. Contents: United States; Great Britain; USSR; France; Italy; Germany; Sweden; Japan; Holl and; Canada; Poland; Czechoslovakia; Romania; Spain; Argentina; Australia; Switzerland; People's Republic of China; Major Commercial Aircraft; Civil Aviation Registration Letters - 1960; Insignia of the Major Airlines in 1960; Principal Ai r p o r t s o f the World - 1960; Engines. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book lightly cocked, very light creases on spine, minor browning to edges of textblock, very minor edge wear. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WORLD AIRCRAFT: MILITARY, 1945-1960., Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo.
2 Angelucci, Enzo and Matricardi, Paolo. WORLD AIRCRAFT: MILITARY, 1945-1960.
Rand McNally, Chicago, (1980). 
318 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with drawings, profiles, insignia. Contents: Introduction; United States; Great Britain; USSR; France; Italy; Sweden; Canada; Australia; Finland, Spain, Czechoslovakia; Holland; Japan; Poland; Switzerland; The Insignia of the World's Air Forces in the 1960s; The World's Major Combat Aircraft; Engines. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor browning to edges of covers and textblock, very light wear at bottom of spine, book slightly cocked. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FIGHTER PILOT.  A SELF-PORTRAIT BY GEORGE BARCLAY., Barclay, George.  (Edited by Humphrey Wynn.)
3 Barclay, George. (Edited by Humphrey Wynn.) FIGHTER PILOT. A SELF-PORTRAIT BY GEORGE BARCLAY.
London Kimber 1976 071830294X / 9780718302948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
224 pp, lg. 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071830294X B&w photos. "This is the outstanding story of a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reservist who flew in the Battle of Britian and kept an exciting day-to-day diary of his experiences. Later, shot down over Northern France, he evaded capture and made his way home through Spain and Gibraltar with the help of the French Resistance Workers and the Allied escape organization. Again he wrote a vivid account of his exploits, but was unable to complete it because after a few months in the UK on fighter operations he was sent off to the Middle East in command of a squadron. There, after only a few weeks he was shot down and killed over El Alamein when leading his pilots on an operation on the evening of 17th July 1942. He was 22." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling - moderate at top/bottom of spine, very small tear at top of front flap-fold - archivally taped, a few line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
4 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
5 Bartholomew, J.G. Revised By Samuel McKee. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Good Very Good 
242 pp, 6 13/16" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 8 plates depicting coins. "The transformation, bit by bit, of a wilderness into the category of a Europeanized civilization may be comprehended from a series of maps which shows the ever advancing line of settlement as it first gnawed away the forests of the sea coast, and then after trickling through mountain passes, seeped across the plains to be stopped finally by the Pacific Ocean. Waterways, roads, and more recently, the railroads, have contributed to the movement of the past towards the fulfilment of the present. The following maps portray the expanding movements of new nations as two continents were wrested from a wilderness. The coloured maps locate states, towns, waterways, advancing frontiers, routes of travel, population densities, and industries. The black and white maps, besides those showing battle alignments and military campaigns, contain many specimens of early maps with their quaint antiquarian charm." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of North and South America" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in America having a Literary or Historic Interest", "Contributions to the Literature of the United States" and an Index. Book is lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small old ink mark on bottom of text block, rubbing with slight color loss on covers, cloth is split on hinges - repaired, small edge tear on free front endaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chip at top of spine, slight fading to spine and flap-fold color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Bloch, Marc. Translated from the French by L.A. Manyon. Preface by Jacques Le Goff. FEUDAL SOCIETY.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
624 pp, 10" H. Black cloth, blocked with a gilt design by Adam McCaulay, red endpapers, colour plates & frontispiece. Red slipcase. Chapter headings: Moslems and Hungarians; The Northmen; Some Consequences and Some Lessons of the Invasions; Material Conditions and Economic Characteristics; Modes of Feeling and Thought; The Folk Memory; The Intellectual Renaissance in the Second Feudal Age; The Foundations of Law; The Solidarity of the Kindred Group; Character and Vicissitudes of the Tie of Kinship; Vassal Homage; The Fief; General Survey of Europe; The Fief Becomes the Patrimony of the Vassal; The Man of Several Masters; Vassal and Lord; The Paradox of Vassalage; The Manor; Servitude and Freedom; Towards New Forms of Manorialsim; The Nobles as a De Facto Class; The Life of the Nobility; Chivalry; Transformation of the Nobility into a Legal Class; Class Distinctions Within the Nobility; Clergy and Burgesses; Judicial Institutions; The Traditional Powers: Kingdoms and Empires; From Territorial Principalities to Castellanies; Disorder and the Efforts to Combat It; Towards the Reconstruction of States: National Developments; Feudalism as a Part of Society; The Persistence of European Feudalism. Small slight bump to bottom edge of front board. Slipcase has a small bump on one bottom side edge, a tiny bump on one front side edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780.  VOLUME II.  (VOL. 2).  (SPAIN IN THE WEST:  A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.), Bolton, Herbert Eugene.
7 Bolton, Herbert Eugene. ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780. VOLUME II. (VOL. 2). (SPAIN IN THE WEST: A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.)
Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland, 1914, first edition. 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. B&w frontispiece. Title continues: "Documents Published for the First Time, From the Original Spanish and French Manuscripts, C hiefly in the Archives of Mexico and Spain; Translated into English; Edited and Annotated". Section Headings: Indian Troubles in Texas, and the Attack on De Mezieres and the Baron de Ripperda; Frontier Problems, 1774-1777; Plan for Joint C a m p a i g n s Against the Osages and Apaches by the Nations of the North and the Forces of Texas and Louisiana, 1777-1778; The Expedition of 1778 from Bexar to the Nations of the Upper Trinity, Brazos, and Red Rivers; The Expedition of 1779 to t he N at io ns b et we en Natchitoches and the Middle Brazos; Recommendations for Reforms in the Province of Texas - The Death of De Mezieres, 1779; Errata; Index. Very light browning to pages, light waterstain at top of pages up to approx. pag e 4 0 - st ain fa des qu ick ly after the title page but the light waviness continues to page 40, many pages as yet unopened, two heavy water stains on top 2" of rear board causing discoloration and loss of color, light to moderate edge wear to b oard s an d to p/bo ttom of spin e, a fe w tiny soiling marks and scuffs, heavy browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock. Scan available of rear board on request. Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
F/A-18 HORNET., Braybrook, Roy.
8 Braybrook, Roy. F/A-18 HORNET.
Osprey, London, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855321513 Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "The 'son' of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, the Hornet grew both in weight and capability after being ordered by the Navy to replace the vene rable Vought A-7 Corsair II. Now an integral part of the modern carrier air wing, the F/A-18 has dramatically increased the capabilities of fighter and attack squadrons already embarked aboard the Navy's 15-strong carrier fleet. Not all Hornet s s p otted in American skies are Navy property though, the 'flying leathernecks' of the US Marine Corps having received their first F/A-18s at virtually the same time as the 'blue water' force. Over a dozen USMC squadrons are now equipped with th e v er sa tile Hornet. Travelling further afield, Canada, Australia, Spain and South Korea have all chosen the F/A-18 to fulfill the fighter/attack requirements of their respective air forces past the year 2000. (This book) takes you aboard ship w it h a f ron tline Navy squadron as they patrol the barren expanses of the Atlantic, or takes you on a scrub skimming attack sortie over the parched wastelands of the 'outback' with the Royal Australian Air Force." Book slightly cocked, very light edg e wear , sm all faint erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
THE WARS OF NAPOLEON.  THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES., Britt, Albert Sidney.  Thomas E. Griess, series editor.
9 Britt, Albert Sidney. Thomas E. Griess, series editor. THE WARS OF NAPOLEON. THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES.
Avery, Wayne, New Jersey, (1985), 3rd printing. 
185 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w with drawings, reproductions, photographs, battle plans. Contents: The Italian and Egyptian Campaigns; The Empire and the Grande Armee; The Ulm and Austerlitz Campaigns; The Jena and Fr iedland Campaigns; Defensive on the Danube and in Spain; Offensive Into Russia; Defeat at Leipzig and Napoleon's Abdication; The Downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo; Epilogue; Selected Bibliography; Glossary. Interior - faint cigarette odor, o t h e r w i s e clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, soft crease on rear cover, very minor edge wear, minor bump at bottom of spine, small remainder mark on bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT:  A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL., Capps, Robert S.
10 Capps, Robert S. HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT: A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL.
Manor House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994, first edition. 
349 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0964066505 Maps. "....a well-researched biography of the brilliant Hannibal as seen through the eyes of an interesting, yet fictional, officer. It retains a close fidelity to known facts ab out the life of one of the finest generals the world has ever known, but it reads like an historical novel....This book recreates the amazing life and times of this military genius, charismatic leader, astute manager of resources, efficien t p u b l i c a dministrator, and great champion of democracy. Most of what we know about Hannibal was written by his enemies over 2,000 years ago. Their writings show a grudging admiration for the brilliant Hannibal, but they are written from t he Ro ma n pe rs pe c ti ve, with the prejudices of his bitter enemies. 'Hannibal's Lieutenant' interprets the fascinating facts and situations as Hannibal and his supporters would have seen them, with their own prejudices. Once war was declared by h is gov er nme nt, Ha nn iba l became a victim of political gridlock and inaction by politicians of the Carthaginian government in Africa. Political enemies in Carthage, more than the Roman soldiers in Italy, were responsible for his failure t o d ef eat Rom e.. ..Ha nnib al c ome s al ive as the story follows his life: from his early years to commanding general of Carthaginian forces in Spain at age 25; from climbing the hazardous Alps with his army and elephants to invade Italy at age 26 t o f ight ing R oman s in Italy for 16 y ears with no major defeats; through public adminstrator in Carthage for seven years after the war, where he reformed the government by eliminating graft and corruption and changed it from rule by a privi leged few to t he mos t dem ocrat ic gov ernme nt in the Hellenistic world; from military consultant of the king of Syria in Ephesus where he accompanied the king during Syria's invasion of Greece and later led a fleet of warships in a sea battle to hi s ref uge on the is land o f Cret e; thro ugh hi s stin t as consultant to the king of Bithynia after fleeing Crete; and finally to his suicide at age 64 in 183 B.C." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket h as mino r wrink ling at top of spine a nd fl ap-folds. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
11 Castejon, Rafael & De Arizala, Martinez. LA MEZQUITA DE CORDOBA. (ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION.)
Mardri Editorial Everest 1979 8424147138 / 9788424147136 Soft Cover Very Good 
63 pp, 9 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, floor plan. Contents: The Aljama Mosque of Cordoba; Historical Remembrance; General Description of the Mosque; The Door of Saint Stephen; The Portals of Alhaquem II; The Portals of the Eastern Front; The Orange Tree Courtyard; The Tower; Blessing Arch and Arabian Tablet; The Mosque of Abderrahman I; The Enlargements; The Skylights; The Vaults over Arches; The Kibla; The Miharab; The Great Cufic Tablets; The Inscriptions on the Miharab; The Capitals of the Mosque; The Panelled Ceilings; The Lighting of the Mosque; The Pavement of the Mosque; Communications with the Alcazar of the Caliphs; The Strain of the Mosque; Religious Life in the Mosque; The Naves of the Cathedral. Interior - very light browning at edges of pages and inside of covers, oherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Chandler, David G. DICTIONARY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS.
London Greenhill Books 1993 1853671509 / 9781853671500 New Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
570 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w maps/battle plans, portraits, photographs. "1200 entries covering all significant military leaders, battles, armaments, political developments, and more; all entries completely cross-referenced; over 120 illustrations; 86 battle maps and diagrams, 44 of which were specially commissioned for this book; detailed chronological table of signicant world events of the era; day-by-day chart of all Napoleon's military movements from 1796 to 1815." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor wear at one corner, text block has a tiny light stain on top and a small faint scuff on the fore-edge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing, small light line indentation on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IMAGE OF SPAIN., Cleugh, James.
13 Cleugh, James. IMAGE OF SPAIN.
George G. Harrap, London, 1961, first edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, B&w photographs. "Besides giving a background to Spanish life as a whole (this book) pays particular attention to the geography, economics, principal industries, architecture, paint ing, sculpture, music, cooking, and science of Spain, and describes its government, law, and education. Bullfighting is scarcely touched upon. The history of Spain is traced from Roman times, and the author shows those developments which h a v e m o s t influenced Spanish life. There is also a short section on the Spanish-speaking peoples overseas...." Small heavy bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, crease at bottom of rear flap-fold , v er y li g ht r ub bi ng, minor soiling, very small foxing mark on spine ad on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
CASTLES IN SPAIN:  A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS., Clune, Frank.
14 Clune, Frank. CASTLES IN SPAIN: A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS.
Angus and Robertson, London, (1953), Ist edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, maps. "...(ranges) over a wide variety of scenes, history, and great personaages. The famous Good Friday processions at Seville, the great Prado museum, the caves of Altamira, the gipsies, the appearance of a land still recovering from the ravages of civil war - all these are subjects for Frank Clune's vivid description. He writes, too, of Spain's great past; of the Christian Reconquest after the period of Moorish domination; of Ferdinand and Isabella, the 'Catholic Sovereigns'; of Magellan and Columbus; of Cervantes and El Greco. But whether he is describing the cool glories of Gothic architecture in medieval times or the hot excitement of a bullfight a t the present day, he preserves his happy knack of making the reader share his own sense of curiosity and wonder..." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on front board, very slight bowing to boards. Dust jacket has creasing along top edge, a few tiny to small tears, a few tiny foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, now protected in mylar sleeve. G+/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
15 Connelly, Karen. ONE ROOM IN A CASTLE: LETTERS FROM SPAIN, FRANCE & GREECE.
Turnstone, (Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1995). 
432 pp, small 8vo, Hard Cover in dust jacket. "An adventurous, intimate portrait of the rural Mediterranean, its culture and its inhabitants. Karen Connelly allows the reader private glimpses of her world, and the world at large in a new collection of letters and stories based on her travels in Spain, France and Greece." Very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLUNDERING TO GLORY: NAPOLEON'S MILITARY CAMPAIGNS., Connelly, Owen.
16 Connelly, Owen. BLUNDERING TO GLORY: NAPOLEON'S MILITARY CAMPAIGNS.
Scholarly Resources, Wilmington, 1987, book club edition. 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Maps/battle plans. " 'You engage, and then you wait and see' - so Napoleon characterized his art of war. The greatest general of his day was a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactica l, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field. He was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those of his enemies that he repeatedly plunged his arm i e s i n t o uncertain, seemingly desperate situations, only to emerge victorious, 'blundering' to glory. In this absorbing new book, historian Owen Connelly explores for the first time this aspect of Napoleon's battlefield genius. At the same t im e, h e o ff er s a complete account of the Napoleonic campaigns - at once the most concise and most accurate history in print." Faint erased pencil marks on free front end paper, slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrin kli ng at to p/b ott om of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
ROUGH NOTES OF SEVEN CAMPAIGNS IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE AND AMERICA DURING THE YEARS 1809-1815., Cooper, John Spencer.  Introduction by Ian Fletcher.
17 Cooper, John Spencer. Introduction by Ian Fletcher. ROUGH NOTES OF SEVEN CAMPAIGNS IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE AND AMERICA DURING THE YEARS 1809-1815.
Spellmount, Staplehurst, 1996. 
150 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 187337665 B&w frontispiece. "....one of the very best - and one of the most sought after - of the many volumes of Peninsular reminiscences. Originally published in 1869, 'Rough Notes' is an account of the military career of a man who saw action with the 7th (Royal Fusiliers) at many of the greatest battles and sieges of the Peninsular War, including Talavera, Busaco, Albuera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Vittoria and the Pyrenee s . . . . a w o n derful book which combines much detail of the day-to-day life of a soldier in Wellington's army, with honest and vivid accounts of the battles in which he took part. Undoubtedly, this is one of the finest personal accounts of the P en in su la r W ar a nd of the ill-fated New Orleans campaign of 1815." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, a few soft creases at bottom of rear panel, m ino r r ubb ing . Ve ry Go od+ /Ve ry Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
POWERS OF DARKNESS, POWERS OF LIGHT:  TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS AND THE DEMONIC., Cornwell, John.
18 Cornwell, John. POWERS OF DARKNESS, POWERS OF LIGHT: TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS AND THE DEMONIC.
London Viking 1991 0670821039 / 9780670821037 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
395 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)ells the story of a journey in the strange world of alleged apparitions, prophecies, miracles of healing, levitation, holy relics, weeping statues, stigmata and demonic possession. Cornwell follows the trail through Yugoslavia, Ireland, Spain, the United States, Canada, Italy and Britain, in search of proof of divine, or diabolical, intervention. He encounters the teenage Marian visionaries of Medjugorje, Sister Briege McKenna, the healing nun, and the ghostly influence of the stigmatic Padre Pio. He investigates the Shroud of Turin, the liquefaction of the blood of St Januarius in Naples, a Eucharistic miracle in the Bronx and a weeping plaque of the Virgin in Sicily. He describes a curious and sometimes sinister landscape inhabited by prophets, saints, charismatic political leaders and exorcists, and finds himself in conversation with Graham Greene, Professor A.J. Ayer and the distinguished Jesuit philosopher Father Frederick Copleston. Cornwell's journey culminates in an imaginative and original perspective that demonstrates the moral and spiritual benefits of popular mystical phenomena, while redeeming them from scientific debunking and fundamentalist literalism." One tiny corner bump, small light number indentation on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and at bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff on spine, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Cuthbertson, Brian. (John Cabot.) JOHN CABOT & THE VOYAGE OF THE MATTHEW. LIVING HISTORY IN COLOUR.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Formac 1997 0887804160 / 9780887804168 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
72 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps. "The innovative Cabot had the skills and knowledge of a master mariner. Born in Genoa, he lived in Venice and Spain before arriving in Bristol where he sought the support of merchants in his plan for a northerly voyage of discovery. Cabot's background made him the perfect candidate to serve the Bristol merchants and the King of England in their efforts to find a shorter and surer route to the spices and splendour of Cathay. Drawing on paintings, colourful maps and illustrations from Europe's finest museums, (the author) brings to life the places and events that shaped Cabot's life and his age." Interior - very tiny crease at top corner of approx. last 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SECRETS OF THE GOTHA.  PRIVATE LIVES OF THE ROYAL FAMILIES OF EUROPE., Diesbach, Ghislain de.  Translated from the French by Margaret Crosland.
20 Diesbach, Ghislain de. Translated from the French by Margaret Crosland. SECRETS OF THE GOTHA. PRIVATE LIVES OF THE ROYAL FAMILIES OF EUROPE.
New York Barnes & Noble. 1993 156619086X / 9781566190862 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
392 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "For this witty account of the European nobility, (the author) has taken as his inspiration that most illustrious of social registers: the 'Almanch de Gotha', first published in 1764 and still on the shelves of all who look back with nostalgia upon 'that happy period - when the monarchic principle was so firmly anchored in people's minds that it seemed impossible for a country to exist unless there was a sovereign, emperor, king, prince, or grand duke at its head'. The author, himself a scion of a princely family, has inherited a clear perspective of the main thoroughfares of history, and a great knowledge of its byways. He approaches his subject with a light touch, even at times with irreverence - for, in his own words: 'The secrets of the Gotha, whispered to me by the ghosts of long-dead chamberlains, evoke the spirit on an age whose frivolities alone have survived. The inheritance of the duchies of Schleswig or Holstein no longer vexes the world at large; but the fate of the unfortunate Electress of Hanover, shut up for thirty years by her husband for having shown too much enthusiasm for the handsome Koenigsmark, still moves us; and the madness of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the indecorous loves of Queen Isabella of Spain, or the eccentricities of Caroline, Princess of Wales, are more interesting today than the War of the Roses, the continence of Scipio or the virtues of Blanche of Castile. It is by their weaknesses that men are human, and kings cannot escape being men. But though their weaknesses may be the cause of their undoing, it is their humanity that most engages our sympathy today. Bad examples are the easiest to follow ; they are also the most amusing to relate." Dust jacket has slight fading to color and lettering on spine, minor edge wrinkling and minor browning on inside top edge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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