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WATERLOO:  BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES., Chalfont, Lord, editor.  (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.)
1 Chalfont, Lord, editor. (William Seymour, Jacques Champagne, Colonel E. Kaulbach.) WATERLOO: BATTLE OF THREE ARMIES.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1980, Ist American edition. 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 394511190 123 illustrations - 15 in full color, 9 maps. "To read the account of Waterloo in the history books of England, France and Germany is to read of three utterly different battl es. Each nation has made its own glowing tapestry of martial glory and national heroes out ot this mighty encounter. Can there be a true story of the day when Napoleon, Wellington and Blucher - three of the masters of combat - met on a comp a c t b a t tlefield to decide the fate on an Empire, and when the course of nineteenth-century history was transformed? In this book, from dawn to nightfall on June 18, 1815, hour by hour, sometimes minute by minute, we follow each twist of the a ct io n i n tu rn from: The English point of view (by William Seymour)...The French point of view (by Jacques Champagne)...The German point of view (by Eberhard Kaulbach)...As the action unfolds, each country's writer gives his own view (plus the won der fu ll y imm edi ate voices of his countrymen who survived to write of their experience) of the day that called forth some of the most brilliant tactical maneuvering - and the bloodiest and fiercest fighting - in the history of warfare." Sli ght fadi ng to to p ed ge o f boards, small area of browning at top edge of free endpapers. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has areas of browning on inside surface, large corner crease on front flap, curling at top edge of flaps. Very Good/Ver y Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC., Davies, Robertson.
2 Davies, Robertson. A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
360 pp + index, 8vo (8 1/2" H), dark blue cloth with silver lettering and medium blue decoration on spine, medium blue initials and decoration on front board. A collection of essays on the subjects of literature, literary criticism and drama, gathered under the headings: A Call to the Clerisy; Enjoying and Enduring; Ovid Is Not Their Master; From the Well of the Past; Making the Best of Second Best; The Hue and Cry after a Good Laugh; In Pursuit of Pornography; Spelunking on Parnassus; Epilogue; Index. Two pages with small dog-ear creases, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Doyle, Arthur Conan. THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR.
London John Murray 1912 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good 
274 pp, + publisher's advertising, 7 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. 16 b&w plates (collated). The creator of Sherlock Holmes discusses his favourite authors and books. "Come through the magic door with me, and sit here on the green settee, where you can see the old oak case with its untidy lines of volumes. Smoking is not forbidden. Would you care to hear me talk of them? Well, I ask nothing better, for there is no volume there which is not a dear personal friend, and what can a man talk of more pleasantly than that? The other books are over yonder, but these are my own favourites - the ones I care to re-read and to have near my elbow. There is not a tattered cover which does not bring it mellow memories to me." Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light browning to endpapers, moderate browning to title page, book is slightly cocked, light fading to spine and rear hinge, one small corner bump and one slight edge bump, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - includes tiny tear, light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD., Fisher, Margery.
4 Fisher, Margery. WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0030150914 / 9780030150913 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Various. 
399 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and colour plates. "Who does not have vivid memories of characters from the books of childhood? Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit, Dr Dolittle, Paddington Bear, the Railway Children, Winnie the Pooh, Tom Sawyer - the list is endless. Many names are so familiar - favourites from generation to generation - that they need no repeating; others are half forgotten; some may be almost unknown. This book is for everyone who wishes to recapture those memories and to find fresh inspiration for reading. It is a personal collection of characters from the world of children's fiction, by an author widely known and respected for her extensive knowledge on the subject. Entries include not only human characters but humanized or personalized animals, toys and vehicles, fairy and folk tale characters. The distinctive qualities of each are evoked in the writing - their appearance, mannerisms, speech, details of background, their role within the story - so that the reader recaptures or is introduced to the essential personality of the character concerned. From Margery Fisher's pertinent critical comments one is given an indication of the quality and status of the book in question. Approximately 400 illustrations accompany the text, showing not only the well-known representations of the characters, but title pages, authors' photographs, and scenes from film treatments. This is an invaluable treasury in which to look up characters from children's books, trace where they appeared, find their authors and first publication dates. It will inspire enthusiasm to read books not previously known and can be read by anyone for pure enjoyment." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name and date on half-title page. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HELL ISLAND.  CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA., McCaffery, Dan.
5 McCaffery, Dan. HELL ISLAND. CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA.
Toronto James Lorimer 1998 1550286250 / 9781550286250 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Paul Tuttle, jacket art. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The 1942 Siege of Malta was an incredible, against-the-odds triumph for England's Royal Air Force and a small band of Canadian flyers. (This book) describes the way Allied submarines and bombers operating from the tiny island effectively controlled shipping in the Mediterranean. In retaliation, Hitler and Mussolini decided to starve and bomb Malta out of the war. McCaffery vividly captures the tension of the devastating offensive, bringing to life all the key events of the battle from the March Blitz to the final Allied victory in October. The heroic exploits of air aces Buzz Beurling, Wally McLeod, Moose Fumerton, and John Williams are described in colourful detail. Air history and military history fans will not want to miss this fascinating new account of the important role played by Canadians in one of the most exciting campaigns of World War II." Company label on free front endpaper, very small bump to top corner of both boards, light edge wear, slight lean to the spine, small crease at the bottom corner of page leaf 203/204. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LONDON OLD & NEW., Thackeray and Kinglsey Hotels.
6 Thackeray and Kinglsey Hotels. LONDON OLD & NEW.
Thackeray and Kinglsey Hotels, London, 1931. 
32 pp, 5 1/2" H, soft covers bound with cord. B&w photographs, double-page map at centre. A small guidebook put out by two Temperance hotels, giving details of their rates and amenities, with information on walking tours of London, the museums, ga lleries, public buildings, etc., and concluding with the 'Motor-Bus Services running near the Hotels'. Interior - small light stain on center map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - a few small very light s t a i n s o n front cover, very light browning, very small scuff on rear cover, a few soft small creases on covers. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOVELS BY EMINENT HANDS. (GEORGE DE BARNWELL; CODLINGSBY; LORDS & LIVERIES; BARBAZURE; PHIL. FOGARTY; CRINOLINE; STARS AND STRIPES; PLAN FOR A PRIZE NOVEL; MR AND MRS FRANK BERRY; DENNIS HAGGARTY'S WIFE; RAVENSWING; TREMENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MAJOR GAHAGAN), Thackeray, W.M.
7 Thackeray, W.M. NOVELS BY EMINENT HANDS. (GEORGE DE BARNWELL; CODLINGSBY; LORDS & LIVERIES; BARBAZURE; PHIL. FOGARTY; CRINOLINE; STARS AND STRIPES; PLAN FOR A PRIZE NOVEL; MR AND MRS FRANK BERRY; DENNIS HAGGARTY'S WIFE; RAVENSWING; TREMENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MAJOR GAHAGAN)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Victor Prout. 
388 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. Contents: Novels by Eminent Hands (George de Barnwell / Codlingsby / Lords and Liveries / Barbazure / Phil. Fogarty / Crinoline / The Stars and Stripes / A Plan for a Prize Novel); Men's Wives (Mr and Mrs Frank Berry / Dennis Haggarty's Wife / The Ravenswing); The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan. Very light browning to pages, light edge wear, some very light small rub marks on front cover, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Slipcase has very light edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE VIRGINIANS.  (SEQUEL TO "HENRY ESMOND".), Thackeray, W.M.  (William Makepeace Thackeray.)
8 Thackeray, W.M. (William Makepeace Thackeray.) THE VIRGINIANS. (SEQUEL TO "HENRY ESMOND".)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Good+ Harold Piffard. 
890 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. In this sequel to "Henry Esmond", Henry's twin grandsons find themselves on opposing sides of the American War of Independence. Light separation between two page gatherings at pages 256/257 - pages holding firmly, very small crease at top corner of pages 1 to 25, minor rubbing on coloured endpapers, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, three faint creases down spine. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear - heavier at corners, some small splits at edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VANITY FAIR.  2 VOLUMES IN 1 BOOK., Thackeray, W.M.  (William Makepeace Thackeray.)
9 Thackeray, W.M. (William Makepeace Thackeray.) VANITY FAIR. 2 VOLUMES IN 1 BOOK.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good- 
381 pp + 384 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H) - 2 volumes bound in 1. Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A tale of wealth & poverty, love & deception, the upper classes & social climbers, set at the time of the Battle of Waterloo - this book brought the unforgettable Becky Sharp to the world of literature. Light wrinkling at top of half-title page, light edge wear - moderate at corners, two tiny light stains on fore-edge of text block, faint crease down spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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