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1 Ballinger, W.A. Cover art by Symeoni & Hugh Pratt. Sketches for novel by D.J. Gold THIS MAN MUST DIE! SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 447. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (March, 1960], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "He was trapped between a girl he couldn't trust and a war he couldn't fight!" Interior - pages browning lightly, staple rusting, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, front cover has two large soft creases, rear cover has minor browning/soiling and a few foxing marks, spine has light wrinkling. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
2 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS., Boyle, David.
3 Boyle, David. WORLD WAR II IN PHOTOGRAPHS.
Rebo, Lisse, Netherlands, 1998. 
600 pp, 4to (11 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840530898 "World War II was the most intensively photographed conflict in history. Military and press photographers, propagandists, camera-wielding soldiers and civilians - all took the opportunity to record the tumultuous events of 1939-45. The scenes they captured of mass suffering and individual heroism, of atrocious cruelty and humanitarianism against the odds, of hate and comradeship, misery and hope, remain undiminished in t heir intensity and constitute a vital record of an extraordinary period. (This book) features 900 clearly captioned images selected from a wide variety of sources. Every major theatre of conflict is covered, from the icy seas of the Arctic C i r c l e to the jungles of the South Pacific, from the deserts of North Africa to the steppes of Russia. Throughout, proper historical grounding is given by an informative, indexed commentary summarizing the many complex events of the period. Wi th i ts w ea l th of memorable images, this book provides an unrivalled overview of a time when three-quarters of the globe went to war." Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; tiny bump at top edge, near spine, of a few pages. Dust jacket has li ght ed ge wri nk ling/creasing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
4 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
5 Carle, Eric. (Leonard S. Marcus; Ann Beneduce; Dr. Viktor Christen; Takeshi Matsumoto.) THE ART OF ERIC CARLE.
New York Philomel 1996 039922937X / 9780399229374 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Eric Carle. 
125 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Eric Carle is one of the world's most beloved artists of children's books. Creator of the classic 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', he has captured the imagination of millions of children and adults with his bold, colorful collage illustrations. (His) life and work are explored in this comprehensive portrait that includes: more than sixty full-color illustrations from his books; artwork from his student days; a moving autobiographical account of his life, with photographs; anecdotal reflections by Ann Beneduce, his longtime friend and editor of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'; essays on the power of his art by his German publisher, Viktor Christen, and Takeshi Matsumoto, curator of the Chihiro Iwasaki Museum in Tokyo; (the text of) an insightful speech by Eric Carle originally given at the Children's Literature Center in the Library of Congress; a photographic essay on how he creates his collages; a full-color illustrated bibliography of all of his books." Tiny dent on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, yellowing on flaps and at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WEEKEND WARRIORS., Cooper, Paul L.
6 Cooper, Paul L. WEEKEND WARRIORS.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, KS, 1996. 
248 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 089745202X B&w photographs. "(Paul Cooper) was called to active naval service in 1950 and served as an enlisted man aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier 'Princeton' (CV-37) during the Korean War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small sticker pull on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ZERO TOLLERANCE:  AN INTIMATE MEMOIR BY THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FIGURE SKATING., Cranston, Toller.  With Martha Lowder Kimball.
7 Cranston, Toller. With Martha Lowder Kimball. ZERO TOLLERANCE: AN INTIMATE MEMOIR BY THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FIGURE SKATING.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1997, first edition. 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771023340 B&w photographs. "Toller Cranston is: six-time Canadian figure-skating champion, celebrity, costume designer, artist extraordinaire, broadcaster, choreographer of skating ro utines, raconteur, bon vivant, coach, world traveller, art collector, legend and enigma. In 1976 he won Olympic bronze (so why did it feel like defeat?). This book tells the story of his life after those fateful games at Innsbruck. The r i s e a n d f all of Toller's first professional ice show is described in soul-searing detail. His subsequent triumphant tour of Europe as the Skater of the Century is recounted, in contrast, with wicked humour. There are vignettes here of his e nc ou nt e rs w it h t he rich and famous from Leonard Bernstein to Pierre Cardin and of his life among Europe's aristocrats and bohemians. Toller has experienced the high life and the low. He has stayed in the most luxurious hotels, held court in pal ati al ho use s, so ugh t seclusion in beautiful estates. But the hard times took their toll. In the early 1990s a combination of circumstances, including a disatrous professional association with out-of-control American skater Christopher Bo wman and a laws uit tha t d ragg ed on for years (ending in complete victory for Toller), led to a personal crisis from which recovery came slowly. But even in the blackest hours, Toller's humour and creative powers never deserted him....an e xtra ordin ary s elf -port rait wri tten by a uniquely gifted individual. Toller's wit, insight, and delicious way with words will entertain and astound readers whether they are skating fans or not." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/N ear Fi ne 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
REDNEY:  A LIFE OF SARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN., Fowler, Marian.  Inscrbed by author.  (Sara Jeannette Duncan.)
8 Fowler, Marian. Inscrbed by author. (Sara Jeannette Duncan.) REDNEY: A LIFE OF SARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN.
Anansi, Toronto, (1983), Ist edition. 
333 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. "(T)ells the story of Sara Jeannette Duncan, a popular Canadian writer at the turn of the century. Redney began as a beautiful young journalist, a restless romantic and a world traveller. Her writing career took her from her home in Brantford, Ontario, first to New Orleans - where she had a romantic fling with the 'Byron of the Rockies', the flamboyant Joaquin Miller - and then to adventures in Washington, Toronto, Montreal, and as far afield as Tokyo and London. Redney married and settled in India - feeling trapped, she began to write her many novels and at last summoned up the Canada of her childhood in her masterpiece, 'The Imperialist'. (This book) explores the psychology and talent of a remarkable woman and evokes for us the scenes and manners of a vanished, colourful past." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very tiny scuffs on spine. VG+/VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WIZARD SERIES.  7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE., Hawke, Simon.
9 Hawke, Simon. WIZARD SERIES. 7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE.
New York Popular Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Dave Mattingly, cover art. 
Seven books from Simon Hawke's 'Wizard Series', 6 3/4" H. *The group on offer here does not include the prequel (The Wizard of Camelot), the final volume (The Last Wizard) or the spinoff (The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez).* 1. The Wizard of 4th Street - 247 pp, 3rd printing, ISBN 0445208422 - Wyrdrune (a less-than-competent student wizard) and Kira (a beautiful cat burglar) have "managed to pull off the heist of the 23rd century. The place was a posh Fifth Avenue gallery. The room was full of sorcerers bidding their heads off - and Wyrdrune and Kira made off with three invaluable jewels. Now, they've got hired killers, Arab magnates, and every punk magician in New York after them. The real trouble is that the stones are enchanted. Which means they keep coming back to Wyrdrune, and he can't get rid of them - or Kira - for love or money. It's going to take serious thaumaturgic research to unravel a mysterious spell that goes back to the dawn of time." 2. The Wizard of Whitechapel - 215 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445203048 - "A telephathic dream shared by (Wyrdrune and Kira); a dream that called them to England to save the last survivor of Camelot. Only when they awoke, the nightmare became real. An enchantment from the dawn of time united (them) with a shady French witch, a 300-pound fairy, and a feisty thirteen-year-old English punk street urchin named Billy Slade - who is a lot more than what he seems. But can this unlikely team prevail over the awesome, ancient power that is loose in London, stalking the mist-enshrouded streets at night and savaging its victims? Can anything defeat the necromancy of the Dark Ones?" 3. The Wizard of Sunset Strip - 202 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445207027 - "A devil haunts the City of Angels - a fiend who is carving his own Hollywood legend on the bodies of young women. Is the killer a psychopath? Or a relentless evil from the dawn of time? Only (Wyrdrune, Kira and Billy Slade) can tackle the case that baffles the police. Why are people disap-pearing? Why was the only suspect torn to pieces in his jail cell? From the glitz and glamour of Tinsel-town to movie sets where ominous shadows leave footprints in the ground, Wyrdrune and his band must find a way to stop the murders - before a fantasyland of eternal horror is created in a temple of innocence." 4. The Wizard of the Rue Morgue - 201 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0445207043 - "Responding to an ally's plea, the bearers of the runestones must outwit the gendarmes to free an innocent man. Meanwhile, Parisian street children are disappearing as a chain of bizarre slaughters brings a new horror to the Rue Morgue. And beneath the streets, in the seweres and Catacombs, the immortal Dark Ones prepare a gruesome trap to destroy the runestones. Their plan: unleash a bestial army on Paris and drown the city in a sea of blood." 5. The Samura Wizard - 214 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361321 - "Tokyo, Japan, a thriving metropolis powered by a blend of technology and magic. But some inhuman entity is murdering women and Inspector Akiro Katayama, sorcerer agent in charge of crimes involving magic, has just one clue to work with - a dragon's scale. Enlisting the aid of Japan's greatest wizard and a streetwise homicide detective, he tries desperately to solve the case - but he has no idea of the awewome power he is dealing with. (Wyrdrune, Kira, Billy Slade & Modred are the only ones who) know the identity of the beautiful necromancer behind the killings - but can they stop her before she unleashes the most deadly spell of all?" 6. The Wizard of Santa Fe - 349 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361941 - "The Pueblo Indians called it the Dancing Ground of the Sun, but now an evil force from the dawn of time threatens to turn this peacful city into a place of eternal darkness. With the coming of the Second Thaumaturgic Age magic has returned to the city, and it is here that adept Paul Ramirez hopes to pass on the old knowledge he has gained from the legendary Merlin Ambrosius. Soon, however, he'll find himself tracking down a vicious killer - in league with (Kira, Wyrdrune, Billy Slade) and a tough-talking one-eyed cat named Gomez. He'll need all the help he can get - on a Santa Fe trail of necromancy fast turning into a blood-soaked Festival of the Damned!" 7. The Wizard of Love-craft's Cafe - 210 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446365173 - "Undercover cop John Angelo had enough to worry about, posing as a contract killer to infiltrate the mob. Then a necromantic ambush results in his death, and Angleo comes back as something more than what he was - a blend of his own personality with that of a two-thousand-year-old sorcerer - Modred. His wizard half is needed to help Wyrdrune and Kira defeat the ancient Dark Ones now united to destroy the mystic Runestones, whose magic spell has pursued evil from the dawn of time. But his undercover cop half has lost his memory and thinks he's the lethal hit man Johnny Angel. And now Johnny is being stalked by an immortal killer - one who makes even the mob look like a bunch of amateurs!" All volumes have a slight lean to the spine, light edge wear - a little more on '...4th street' and '...Whitechapel', light browning to edges of text block; '...Samurai' and '...Sante Fe' have light creases on spine; ...Whitechapel has a looped ink line at top of front cover and water stains/waviness at bottom of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SEEING JAPAN.  VOL. 16 - 1970., Hiroichi Demizu, editor.  (Peter Martin, Sandra Mori, et al.)
10 Hiroichi Demizu, editor. (Peter Martin, Sandra Mori, et al.) SEEING JAPAN. VOL. 16 - 1970.
Tokyo Mainichi 1970 Soft Cover Very Good- 
180 pp, 10 1/8" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, advertisements. Contents: Attractive Spots in Japan (Map of Japan / Tokyo / Map of Tokyo / Yokohama / Hakone / Mt. Fuji / Izu Peninsula / Atami / Hokkaido / Tohoku / Nikko / Nagoya / Ise-Shima / Osaka / Maps of Osaka and Kyoto / Kyoto / Nara / Seto Inland Sea / Shikoku / Kyushu); Expo '70; Traditional Arts of Japan (Paintings / Sculptures / Crafts / Architecture / Kabuki / Noh / Bunraku / Music / Dancing / Ikebana / Tea Cult / Gardens); The Love on Onatsu and Seijuro (Retold by Peter Martin); Hotels; Ryokan; Gourmet's Paradise; When Night Falls; Shopping Hints (by Sandra Mori) (Souvenir Suggestions / Shopping Guide); Festivals; Transportation; Useful Information; Index to Advertisements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing on rear cover causing tiny areas of color loss on illustration - also some faint areas of color offset from another book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JAPANESE PORTRAIT SCULPTURE., Hisashi Mori.  Translated and adapted by W. Chie Ishibashi.
11 Hisashi Mori. Translated and adapted by W. Chie Ishibashi. JAPANESE PORTRAIT SCULPTURE.
Kodansha, Tokyo, 1977, first English language edition. 
150 pp, small 4to (10 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0870112864 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "A vital, rich tradition for over eight centuries, Japanese portrait sculpture is an art that has been unjustly ignor ed by the West. This book, the first in a Western language devoted solely to the subject, constitutes a major step in the transition from indifference to appreciation....(it) illuminates the principal characteristics and eccentricities of t h i s a r t , concisely delineating its social setting and historical and stylistic development. An intelligent discussion of individual works completes the picture, allowing the reader to evaluate, for the first time, the range and depth of th is l on g- n eg le ct ed art. Many of the obscurities of Japanese portrait sculpture are derived from its birth and development within the traditions of Buddhist sculpture. The use of statues as objects of worship, the depositing within them of com mem ora tiv e and vo tiv e o bjects, and their placement in 'portrait halls' - all these aspects of the Buddhist background are clarified in this book, giving the reader a full, insightful understanding of Japanese portrait sculpture....Lay scu lptu re d iver ged fr om t he m ains trea m of Buddhist sculpture in the thirteenth century, and though it is more easily understood than Buddhist portraiture, this books' knowlegeable description of its origins and development will greatly facilita te it s app recia tion ." Slig ht wa vines s to top edge of textblock, light wear to top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light fading on rear hinge area - slight fading on front hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
NOW THRIVE THE ARMOURERS:  A STORY OF ACTION WITH THE GLOUCESTERS IN KOREA (NOVEMBER 1950 - APRIL 1951)., Holles, Robert O.
12 Holles, Robert O. NOW THRIVE THE ARMOURERS: A STORY OF ACTION WITH THE GLOUCESTERS IN KOREA (NOVEMBER 1950 - APRIL 1951).
George G. Harrap, London, 1952, first edition. 
176 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w map, photographs. "This is one man's story of what happened to the First Battalion of The Gloucestershire Regiment from the time it reached Korea, in November 1950, to the grim battle on the Imjin, in April 1951, which brought world fame to the unit, adding new lustre to Colours already covered with Battle Honours. The author, a Regular soldier, served as a Sergeant with the Gloucesters in Korea, and he gives a graphi c , v i g o r o u s portrayal of what he saw, and of the fortunes and hazards he shared with his comrades of the Regiment. His story is completely factual, but out of consideration for the feelings of those who lost relatives during the fighting, fi ct i ti ou s na me s ar e ascribed to members of the Platoon whose experiences reflect the course of events for the Gloucesters as a whole. The terrain is admirably described, and the plight of the civilians unforgettably evoked. Sergeant Holle s c apt ur es in hi s p rec is e, restrained writing the deep-seated resentment of the British soldier at his own impotence when confronted with the results of man's inhumanity to man...." Previous owner's small stamp on each of the front endpapers , er ased pe nci l m ark s an d ti ny soi ling marks at top of front inside hinge, minor soiling on top of textblock, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has several small tears with creases - two arc hival ly ta ped, a f ew t iny to sm all c hip s, o ld tape residue on inside bottom edge, light rubbing and minor soiling on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Howard, Philip.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
13 Howard, Philip. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, reprint. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520193 B&w photographs, reproductions. "The Royal Highlanders....the Gallant Forty-Two....The Germans christened them 'the ladies from hell'. Down the stormy centuries from Fontenoy to the Hook in Korea Britain's enemies have called them other less printable names. But when they were first raised as a police force to keep the peace in the turbulent and inaccessible Highlands, the locals nick-named them (in Gaelic, of course) the Black Watch. And the menacing name has stuck. Their old 'black' tartan has stuck too, and today is worn by imitators around the world from Tokyo to Trinidad. It was the first kilted regiment in the British army, the original ancestor of all the o ther famous regiments that were later raised in the Highlands. Until Waterloo Gaelic was the language of the Black Watch, and it is still spoken on occasions. They brought the bagpipes into the British army, because the Highlanders refused t o m a r c h without their pipes. In those early days they charged with claymore and dirk. Today they are fully motorized and mechanized for nuclear war. But the heart of the Black Watch is still Highland. The stern old regiment still keeps it s un i qu e tr ad itions. In the wild places of the world, in the most ferocious battles of the British army where victory was balanced on a bayonet point, the Black Watch has usually been there. And still today he is a man of lead whose imaginati on do es no t tin gl e when the hears the pipes play 'Hieland Laddie' (pipe score at rear of book), and sees the long lines of kilts swinging jauntily down the hill." Faint cigarette odor, minor edge wear, minor browning on spine. Dust jacket is pric e c lipp ed , ha s li ght edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very small edge tears, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE GRATEFUL CRANE., Kuwata, Masakazu.  Translated by Eric Sackheim.  Introduction by Miyoko Matsutani.
14 Kuwata, Masakazu. Translated by Eric Sackheim. Introduction by Miyoko Matsutani. THE GRATEFUL CRANE.
Kodansha International, Tokyo, (1963), first edition. 
Unpaginated, 6 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in full color. " 'The Grateful Crane' ('Tsuru no Ongaeshi' in Japanese) is a tale which has been told all over Japan for many generations. It exists in many different versi ons, both popular and literary, depending on the geographical area in which it was told. There have been versions designed to please children, and others for the edification of adults. But the basic outline is always the same: the beauti f u l t r a n s f ormed crane repaying the old man for his kindness...." Very small tear at top of inside front hinge, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge, small chips at top/bot to m of sp in e an d fl ap-folds, several closed tears - larger one archivally taped, light rubbing. VG/G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Mears, John Henry. RACING THE MOON (AND WINNING). BEING THE STORY OF THE SWIFTEST JOURNEY EVER MADE, A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE BY AIRPLANE AND STEAMSHIP IN 23 DAYS, 15 HOURS, 21 MINUTES AND 3 SECONDS BY TWO MEN AND A DOG.
New York Rae D. Henkle 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
320 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. In 1928, John Henry Mears, Charles B.D. Collyer and Tailwind the dog completed the fastest (at that time) circumnavigation of the globe in a Fairchild Monoplane ('The City of New York') and on the steamship 'Olympic', passing through France, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Canada. Light erased pencil marks and previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, 6 small areas of embossed lines stamp mark on rear free endpaper, half of the front and rear pastedowns have paper residue and surface paper loss, one letter imprint from front free endpaper on half-title page, page 303 has a small embossed lines stamp mark, book is cracked at pages 161 & 209 - pages are holding firmly, very small hole in top margin of pages 199 to 202, tiny bump/tear at top edge of pages 87 to 120, tiny or very small tear to top edge of pages 152 to 174 - some archivally taped, browning (with a few foxing marks) and some light color fading on spine, a few light liquid marks and small scuffs on boards, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight corner bumps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO.  (WORLD WAR II), Messenger, Charles.
16 Messenger, Charles. THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO. (WORLD WAR II)
New York Macmillan 1989 0025843915 / 9780025843912 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard and Hazel Watson, maps. 
255 pp, 11 3/4" H. Over 200 maps/battle plans in shades of black, white and red. "(T)his book provides a continuous, chronological narrative, linking the theatres and showing how each affected the others, and the way in which the protagonists were forced to adjust the deployment of armies and resources between them. Each two-page spread describes and maps a particular phase in the conflict, linking its position in the order of events to previous and subsequent topics. Graphic keys supply at-a-glance locations in time and place, while a cursor bar shows the phase of the overall conflict. The maps have been designed to complement and amplify the chronological text, presenting not only the main events but also showing peripheral and incidental information to aid the reader in forming a clear picture of the course of the war. Areas depicted have been chosen with care, to include all the zones and their implicit factors that impinged upon the decision-making of the com-manders in the field as well as their political masters. As a narrative, graphic history of the Second World War, this book will provide new insights for the expert as well as a uniquely comprehensible overview for the layman." Section headings: Introduction; The Legacy of the First World War; Just a European War; Britain Alone; Hitler Turns East; The Dark Before the Dawn; Tide on the Turn; Slowly But Surley; Europe Re-Entered; Liberation; Closing In; Victory in Europe; The Ultimate Weapon; The Legacy; Further Reading; Index. Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
POINT OF NO RETURN: THE STORY OF THE TWENTIETH AIR FORCE., Morrison, Wilbur H.
17 Morrison, Wilbur H. POINT OF NO RETURN: THE STORY OF THE TWENTIETH AIR FORCE.
Times Books, New York, 1979, second printing. 
278 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812907388 B&w illustrations. "The epic story of how the Twentieth Air Force was built into the most advanced strategic weapon of World War II and the prototype for today's Strategic A ir Command is filled with action, heroic adventures, and technological triumphs. (This book) describes the expert teamwork which offset the tremendous obstacles facing General Henry ('Hap') Arnold, Chief of Army Air Corps, from the outset. T h e B - 2 9 had to be designed, built, tested, and proved in an impossibly short time. But perhaps the greatest enemy of all was geography: The men in General Curtis LeMay's command flew B-29s carrying their own fuel over the Himalayas from Indi a, w he r e th ey were based for operations over China, Southeast Asia, and ultimately, Japan. Replete with firsthand reports and anecdotes, here are accounts of air battles against suicidal Japanese pilots, and of political infighting. The cast of ch ara ct er s i ncl udes supporters such as FDR and General George Marshall, and such prominent wartime figures as Chennault, Stilwell, and Chiang Kai-shek. The author details LeMay's little-known, successful tactic that wiped out virtually e very maj or J apa nes e ci ty l ong before the A-bombs were dropped. (He) argues convincingly that LeMay's strategy made not only the American atom bombing of Japan unnecessary, but also the development and future use of nuclear weapons." Small s hallo w bum p at bott om e dge o f fro nt board. Dust jacket has two very small edge tears with creases - archivally taped, light rubbing, large corner crease on front flap, wrinkling and soft crease on spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
18 Pitman, Walter. VICTOR FELDBRILL: CANADIAN CONDUCTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE.
Toronto Dundurn Press 2010 1554887682 / 9781554887682 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
430 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. "(A)n account of the life and cultural contribution of one of Canada's most talented conductors. Born in 1924, he made his Toronto Symphony conducting debut at the age of eighteen. He went on to become the artistic director of the Winnipeg Symphony, a conductor with the Toronto Symphony, and a guest conductor of virtually every major symphony orchestra in Canada. Feldbrill was also the first conductor-in-residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, from 1968 to 1982. However, what really set Feldbrill apart was his limitless enthusiasm and support of Canadian music and young musicians, as well as his insistence on playing the music of Canadian composers despite the reluctance of some orchestral managers and the initial opposition of audiences at the time. In doing so he reached out to young people and trained many to take their places as members of Canadian orchestras from coast to coast." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GOD'S SAMURAI: LEAD PILOT AT PEARL HARBOR., Prange, Gordon W.  With Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon.
19 Prange, Gordon W. With Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon. GOD'S SAMURAI: LEAD PILOT AT PEARL HARBOR.
Brassey's, Washington, 1990, second printing. 
349 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0080374409 B&w photographs. "(T)he incredible story of Mitsuo Fuchida, the career naval aviator who not only led the air attack on Pearl Harbor, but participated in most of the fierces t battles of the Pacific. One of the very few second-echelon Japanese officers to serve through the entire war (including Midway, the Marianas Turkey Shoot, and Leyte Gulf), Fuchida narrowly escaped death in a jungle crash, was in Hiroshima the d a y before and the day after the atomic bombing, played a dramatic role in squelching a coup d'etat, and was even aboard the 'Missouri' at the surrender ceremonies. Fuchida's presence in the Pearl Harbor strike force's command center during the fa te fu l debate about whether to launch a third wave and his attendance at Emperor Hirohito's post-attack briefing shed new light on some of the enduring controversies of the war, including Hirohito's role. In his dozens of conversations with Go r don Pr ang e, (he) also drew a memorable portrait of his mentor, the great Admiral Yamamoto, and his account of the Tokyo war crimes trials and the Occupation vividly evokes the somber atmosphere of a defeated nation." A few tiny ink marks on to p of t ext bloc k and on rear pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has one small edge tear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE FLOWER AND WILLOW WORLD: THE STORY OF THE GEISHA., Scott, A.C.
20 Scott, A.C. THE FLOWER AND WILLOW WORLD: THE STORY OF THE GEISHA.
Orion Press, (1960), first edition. 
208 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Here, written by an expert for non-experts, is a fascinating account of the history and role of the geisha in Japan: a role that has frequently been misunderstood by Westerners. The author describes the historical development of the geisha, the social background which surrounds her, her training and accomplishments, her costume and hair style. He discusses the famous geisha of the past and the organization of the geisha system today, with special reference to postwar developments. Thus the reader is led to a proper understanding of this unique and highly accomplished social class which has no counterpart in the West." Onr leaf with small corner creases; small light stains on pages 198-200, on verso of page 201, and on page 203; light edge wear to boards; small stain on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, tiny chip/tears/creasing at top of spine, light edge wear/wrinkling, one small closed tear. VG-/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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