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THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
1 Armitage, Michael. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
London Brockhampton 1996 1860198511 / 9781860198519 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weap- onry of aerial warfare. It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft, but there was the immediate threat of stringent post-war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control. The Chief of Air Staff, Trenchard, needed a successful example of the potential of air power in order to guarantee future funding, and it came in the RAF air-policing role in the Near East. The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years', despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearm-ament in both aircraft and ground forces, the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes one third of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout the Second World War, acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces. Chapters cover the lean years from 1940 to 1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts, through the gradual build-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final, comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-1945 mark the high point of RAF history, but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft, the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwealth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from 'superpower' status. This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force, the slow decline in British research and development, the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. The history of the RAF is fully detailed up to the present as one receding threat causes significant change in the number and type of aircraft needed to face the perceived new problems posed by developing nations." Tiny scuff on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, very small dint on rear hinge, two tiny dints on rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ABSENT LORD:  ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE., Babb, Lawrence A.
2 Babb, Lawrence A. ABSENT LORD: ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996. 
244 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0520203240 "What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? What are the implications of such a relationsh ip with sacred beings for the religious life of a community? Using these questions as his point of departure, Babb explores the ritual culture of image-worshiping Svetambar Jains. Jainism is, aside from Buddhism, the only surviving exampl e o f I n d i a's ancient non-Vedic religious traditions. It is known and celebrated for its systematic practice of non-violence and for the rigor of the asceticism it promotes. 'Absent Lords' sheds light on a little-known religious tradition an d d em on s tr at es t hat divine 'absence' can be as rich as divine 'presence' in its possibilities for informing a religious response to the cosmos." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to book a t top an d bot tom , t iny dint on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Bamfield, Veronica. ON THE STRENGTH: THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY WIFE.
London Charles Knight 1974 0853142319 / 9780853142317 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
223 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "British army wives 'on the strength' have campaigned alongside their men since the earliest days of the standing army. They have had to maintain their marriages and some semblance of home life on camps and stations in every quarter of the world, during peace and war. (The author) brings alive for us stories of heroines whose love and loyalty helped resign them to taking second place to the Army in their husband's lives, and enabled them to keep house and bring up children in alien and often dangerous surroundings. She discusses snobberies and superstitions, traditions and taboos, and with wit and humour treats the 'colonels' ladies and Judy O'Gradys' alike. History, anecdote and personal reminiscences are combined in this book, which includes vivid extracts from letters, diaries and memoirs, some of which have not previously been published. Many of the book's illustrations are provided from a unique collection of photographs taken by a pioneer of photography, Henry Wood - Veronica Bamfield's grandfather - in the course of his military career." Very light browning to pages, very small foxing mark in margin of page 87, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, light browning to top inside edge, light to moderate fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, very small area of surface paper loss and a small ghost sticker mark at bottom of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER., Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola.  Translated by Richard Fowler.
4 Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola. Translated by Richard Fowler. A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER.
London Routledge for the Centre of Performance Research 1995 0415053080 / 9780415053082 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
272 pp, 11 5/8" H. "(S)ubtly juxtaposes the visual demonstrations of the performer's craft, from a wealth of Oriental and Occidental sources, to uncover knowledge of action in the heightened context of performance - from combat to religion and ritual. Whereas most Western research is concerned with naturalism and psychological realism in acting, the Dictionary focuses on the performer's arduous and eclectic craft. More than just a dictionary, however, it is a handbook for theatre practitioners and a guide for students and scholars of transcultural performance. It is a result of ten years' research conducted by Eugenio Barba and the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA) based in Denmark. ISTA works with practitioners of theatre and dance from the major Oriental and Occidental traditions to study the underlying principles of the performer's technique. The Dictionary aims to expand our knowledge of the possibilities of the scenic body, and of the spectator's response to the dynamics of performance. (It) has practical sections on balance, opposition and montage, among other techniques, and discusses issues including 'The Text and the Stage', 'The Dilated Body', and 'Energetic Language'. The visual essay of photographs, drawings and diagrams which runs parallel to the text is skilfully constructed to complement the textual argument. The result is not only a lavishly illustrated sourcebook on Western and non-Western theatre - much of it until now little known - but an inspiring tribute to the secret art of the performer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dint on fore-edge of text block, old stock label on rear cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CRATER TO THE CREGGAN:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974., Barthorp, Michael.
5 Barthorp, Michael. CRATER TO THE CREGGAN: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974.
Leo Cooper, London, 1976, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 085052229 Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, 'family tree'. "In the early 1960s a new concept for the organisation of the Infantry was devised - the voluntary formation of Large Regiments. This is the story of the first: the Royal Anglian Regiment, with four regular battalions, formed from the seven county regiments of East Anglia and the East Midlands. These regiments, each with long and highly individual histories and tradition s , m a d e a decision to unite, a step which required goodwill, tolerance, trust and determination to made the union succeed. In some quarters, the Large Regiment concept was a nail in the coffin of the treasured regimental system; to others, i t wa s a m ea ns of retaining the essential features of that system while withstanding the stresses of change in the Army as a whole. The Royal Anglians have had ten years in which to test their experiment, years of futher reductions in the Arm y, of t rai nin g a s a i rpo r table and mechanized infantry, keeping the peace in distant garrisons, as United Nations troops, and above all the years of bullet and bomb in Aden and Ulster. This book describes how the dangers and difficulties o f t hose ye ars have wel ded to geth er a new regiment of modern infantry, highly trained and professional yet still conscious of inherited traditions. Chiefly, it is a picture of the contemporary British infantryman, disciplined and brave in ac tion , pat ient and chee rful in a dve rsity , a new breed in many ways but with all the best qualities of his forefathers and, in a confused world, a figure of hope and reassurance." Very faint cigarette odor, small soft bump to top corner of p ages, light wear at t op of front hing e/sp ine, l ight rubbing, fore-edge of front cover is lightly faded, minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, very faint crease and s light fading on spi ne. V ery Go od- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE M.F.H. WHO RAN RIOT!, Bateman, H.M.
6 Bateman, H.M. THE M.F.H. WHO RAN RIOT!
London Moss Bros. Card Good H.M. Bateman. 
Unpaginated (8 pages of colour illustrations and text, 2 page price list of Moss Bros. of Covent Gardens - printed on one side of leaves only with versos blank), buff coloured illustrated card covers attached with cord, 9 1/2" H x 14 1/8" D. Undated. A Master of Fox Hounds is outraged by the appearance of his field, but all is well after a visit to Moss Bros. the following day. A promotional brochure featuring artwork by H.M. Bateman. Interior - minor wrinkling on pages due to handling, small bump/crease at top edge of first three page leaves. Exterior - light edge wear, slight bump at bottom of spine, corner creases - larger one on front cover, a few small scuffs and small soiling marks, small water mark and a group of tiny water marks on front cover, rubbing to textured paper of rear cover. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
7 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FROM THE HEART:  FOLK ART IN CANADA., Blanchette, Jean-Francois, et al.
8 Blanchette, Jean-Francois, et al. FROM THE HEART: FOLK ART IN CANADA.
McClelland and Stewart/National Museum of Man, (Toronto, 1983). 
256 pp, oblong 4to (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0771090226 "...makes available the full scope of folk art from across Canada and, for the first time, introduces some of the artists who create it. The panorama of cultures and regional traditions t hat gives meaning to this vast nation is represented in the diverse objects brought together by the Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies, a branch of the National Museum of Man." Profusely illus. in b&w and colour with everything from w e a t h e r v a nes and decoys to kitchenware, quilts and oil paintings. Very light edge wear, very light rubbing on covers. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA., Boswell, Hazel.
9 Boswell, Hazel. FRENCH CANADA.
New York Viking 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Hazel Boswell. Signed by Author
82 pp, oblong (6 1/2" H x 9 1/2" D). Oatmeal-coloured cloth with reddish brown lettering on spine, reddish-brown illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers (Christmas Market at Quebec), 25 charming full-page colour illustrations. Signed by Hazel Boswell, underscored with a flourish and dated July 1938 on half title page. "I have been anxious to make this book as French Canadian in character as I could. In my illustrations I have therefore tried to follow the type of drawing and design that the French Canadian women make for their hooked rugs and other work." From the Author's Note. Contents: Quebec Seminary; The Chateau Frontenac; The Caleche; Christmas Trees; Tourists; Dog Derby; Carting Snow; Les Enfants de Marie; The Island of Orleans; Lorette; Scotch Names; The Habitant; The Cure; Sunday; The Calvaire; Carrying the Mail; Going to School; The Saw Mill; The Butcher; The Oven; Sugaring Time; Eel Fisheries; Hooked Rugs; Weaving; Spinning; Notes. Very light soiling to edges of boards and spine, scattered very light small stains on boards, top/bottom of book and one in margin of page 48. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF OURS:  FRENCH, GERMAN, HUNGARIAN, ITALIAN, POLISH, UKRAINIAN., Brantford and District Citizenship Council.  (Mary Sperlich, H. Stelling, H. Hartel, et al.)
10 Brantford and District Citizenship Council. (Mary Sperlich, H. Stelling, H. Hartel, et al.) HISTORY OF OURS: FRENCH, GERMAN, HUNGARIAN, ITALIAN, POLISH, UKRAINIAN.
Brantford and District Citizenship Council, [Brantford, Ontario, 1967]. 
66 pp, 9" H, card covers. Colour and b&w photographs. Looks at the history of the French-Canadian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Ukrainian citizens of Brantford, Ontario. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light soiling. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Briant, Keith. FIGHTING WITH THE GUARDS.
Evans, London, (1958), Ist edition. 
224 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "This is the story of the most famous fighting men in the world, the Brigade of Guards, and of their magnificent tradition of discipline and courage (from 1656) ...It includes stories of the V.C.'s won by the Guards during the last war and of the battles they fought; it tells of how recruits from all walks of life are infused with the spirit of a great past and how, after Dunkirk, Guardsmen were for the first time put into tanks and achieved some of their greatest triumphs...In a fascinating chapter the author describes the ceremonial duties of the Household Cavalry and reveals many little-known traditions which help bring colour and pageantry toour national life..." Very small bump to two corners, previous owner's bookplate on back of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few very small chips, tiny perforation on front flap-fold, two small closed tears - taped, light to moderate browning/rubbing to rear panel, small sticker mark on front panel. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NEWFOUNDLAND STUDIES.  VOLUME 13 NO. 2.  FALL 1997., Buehler, Richard, editor.  (Bob Reece, Robert M. Lewis, Gerald Thomas, Michelle A. Broderick.)
12 Buehler, Richard, editor. (Bob Reece, Robert M. Lewis, Gerald Thomas, Michelle A. Broderick.) NEWFOUNDLAND STUDIES. VOLUME 13 NO. 2. FALL 1997.
Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1997. 
Paging runs 127 - 219, 9" H, soft cover. Graphs, tables, map. Contents: "Such a Banditti": Irish Convicts in Newfoundland, 1789. Pt. II; "Representative-beggars of a Set of Paupers": The Politics of Social Welfare and Traditional Newfoundland; "E arly Life Crises and the Resolution of Conflict": Meaning in a Franco-Newfoundland Fairy Tale; Economic and Religious Restrictions on the Timing of Marriage in Trinity Bay Newfoundland, 1890-1939; Book Reviews; Index to Volume 13. Interior - s m a l l bump to top edge of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top edge of front cover, three very small scuffs on rear cover, minor rubbing, small curl at bottom corner of rear cover. V e ry Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
13 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
14 Bush, Nancy. FOLK SOCKS: THE HISTORY & TECHNIQUES OF HANDKNITTED FOOTWEAR.
Loveland, Colorado Interweave Press 1994 0934026971 / 9780934026970 1st Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
120 pp, 9" H. B&w and color photographs, patterns, diagrams. "The evolution of footwear from the eighth century B.C. to the present provides fascinating social history. Nancy Bush has delved into museum archives to find the best socks from a host of folk-knitting traditions. She has designed eighteen delightful pairs of socks inspired by these traditions, and the result is patterns for sturdy boot socks, handsome knicker socks, lacy stockings, kilt hose and more. A section of techniques includes an unsurpassed collection of heel turnings and toe shapings - and it's all here for knitters of all levels of experience. Nancy's interest in traditional hand knitting came via a degree in Art History and studies in color design and weaving in San Francisco and Sweden." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few very small and tiny scuffs on covers, one light cease down spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
15 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
 
 
ROBES OF THE REALM:  300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS., Campbell, Una.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.  Introduction by Michael W. Middleton.
16 Campbell, Una. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Introduction by Michael W. Middleton. ROBES OF THE REALM: 300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS.
Ede and Ravenscroft / Michael O'Mara, London, 1989, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948397616 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. ISBN 0948397616 "(This book) marks (Ede and Ravencroft, royal robemakers of Chancery Lane)'s tercentenary , celebrates a unique history of service to the State, Church and Law, as well as describing some of the many ceremonies at which their robes are displayed to such magnificent effect....Coronations provide the robemakers with their greatest chall e n g e. Royal coronation robes are truly spectacular, being made of the finest and richest materials, elaborately embroidered in gold, while the officers of Church and State are arrayed in the full panoply of their ceremonial dress in honour of th e So ve reign. The Peers in robes of crimson velvet with ermine trimming and cape, the Knights of the Orders of Chivalry in richly coloured robes and insignia, the Officers of Arms in their tabards and the great Officers of State are massed in rank s of rar e and unforgettable splendour. There are many other occasions on which ceremonial robes are regularly worn, and seen and admired by millions. The State Opening of Parliament brings together the Peers and Judges, the Officers of State and t he Bish ops to hear the Queen's Gracious Speech from the Throne. The annual Garter Ceremony at Windsor is an opportunity to see the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in their blue silk velvet Garter robes, accompanied by the Knights of th e Garte r and the Heralds of the College of Arms. At the Lord Chancellor's Breakfast in October, marking the beginning of the legal year, the most senior Judges wear their splendid black and gold gowns - made of black damask elaborately trimmed wit h gold l ace and handmade gold ornaments - and the High Court Judges their scarlet robes trimmed with ermine, as they process with black-gowned barristers between the House of Lords and Westminster Abbey. The annual election of the Lord Mayor of Lo nd on give s rise to a whole series of events at which civic robes are worn, and also sees the gathering together of the members of the livery companies, whose officers wear a great variety of ceremonial dress. In the summer, degree ceremonie s take pl ace all over the country, and an extraordinary number of variations on the basic theme of the academic gown and hood can be seen. (This book) contains a full account of Ede and Ravenscroft's central role in these occasions as makers of robes a nd w igs for three centuries. They enter their fourth century determined to uphold and maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship and skill in keeping with the ancient traditions of which they are so much a part." Book is slightly coc ked, has plac e and da te in pencil at top of free front endpaper. dust jacket has light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very soft diagonal crease on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
17 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Clinton, William J. NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1994-1995. ENGAGEMENT AND ENLARGEMENT.
Washington Brassey's 1995 0028810503 / 9780028810508 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
118 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). "With the end of the Cold War, no longer threatened by communist expansion, America is confronting new and diverse dangers. Ethnic conflict, rogue states, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, environmental degradation and rapid population growth are among the problems that can destabilize numerous regions of the world vitally important to the United States. At the same time, opportunities have arisen for America's unparalleled military strength, vibrant economy, dynamic people and democratic traditions to make the country safer and more prosperous. In this official White House publication, the Clinton administration spells out its national security strategy for a new era ." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
19 Cluness, A.T. THE SHETLAND ISLES. THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES.
London Robert Hale 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
308 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. "Here is a detailed description of the islands with their headlands, skerries, tide-streams and lonely tarns; the inhabitants are more intimately and accurately analysed and depicted than ever before. The individuality of the Shetlander is well-known; here that individuality is explained. The saga of the race's endurance and successful efforts throughout the ages to wrest a livelihood from the ocean occupies a fair part of the book, while misconceptions of the Southron regarding the isles are so firmly exposed that the book will alter radically the existing ideas of both English and Scots about the islands and their inhabitants. Space has been devoted to legend and folk-lore, and philologists will find much of interest in the chapters treating of the dialect, which, the author claims, still contains the purest survivals in the British Isles of old Norn and Anglo-Saxon tongues. And throughout there is the rough of the sea, playing its part in the lives of the Shetlander, from the days when Leif the Lucky sailed past Furthurstrander to the times of the Altmark and the Hood. The ornithologist will have especial pleasure in the fine photographs of sea bird life." Light browning on endpapers, darkening to board edges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at board corners, small bump to bottom corner of most pages - heaviest on pages 225 to 240, book slightly cocked, faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has archival tape down inside of rear hinge, moderate browning - mainly on rear panel, edge creasing, several small closed tears, large chips at top of spine, light edge wear, small waterstains on spine - now protected in removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Colum, Padraic. Illustrations by Jay Van Everen. STORY TELLING NEW & OLD.
Macmillan, New York, 1961. 
23 pp, 6 1/4" H, hard cover (patterned paper-covered boards with pastedown title block on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. This essay on storytelling to children first appeared in 'The Fountain of Youth' in 1927. "It is reissued on the occasion of the presentation of The Regina Medal of The Catholic Library Association to Padraic Colum, April 3, 1961." Slight fading to spine color, small ghost sticker mark on front board. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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