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1 Baum, L. Frank. THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE MARVELLOUS LAND OF OZ. (COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED.)
London Octopus Books 1979 0706410637 / 9780706410631 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Kevin Maddison. 
460 pp, 8 1/2" H. Illustrated yellow endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout. "The amazing people, animals and creatures that live in the land of Oz are among the best loved of all children's favourite characters. There is Dorothy and her dog Toto, and the Tin Woodman who goes rusty if he cries and the enormous, but very cowardly lion. The scarecrow stuffed with straw sadly accepts that he has no brains, but he is often the wisest of them all during their adventurous travels to find the great and terrifying wizard. Then Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead, whom the wicked witch Mombi has brought to life, travel to the Emerald City, collecting and creating friends on the way such as the temperamental wooden Saw-Horse, the Gump who flies through the air, and the Highly Magnificent Woggle-Bug." Tiny soiling mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear taped, two small areas of delamination on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FROM WILDER SHORES: THE TABLES OF MY TRAVELS., Blanch, Lelsey.
2 Blanch, Lelsey. FROM WILDER SHORES: THE TABLES OF MY TRAVELS.
John Murray, London, 1989, first edition. 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0719546923 8 colour illustrations. "This is not a cookbook in the usual sense. Nor is it strictly a travel book though it does tell somehing of far lands (Afghanistan, Roumania, Iran, Turkey, France, etc.) and circumstances, of local dishes in local settings from Rothschild feasts to Turcoman tents and the tables of Hollywood. Lesley Blanch herself describes it as a sketchbook, a work of nostalgia which evokes dishes, pl a c e s a n d people encountered while on the move through life. Here are Pushtu kebabs of lamb marinated in yoghurt and vinegar, shared with dusty but sumptuous Afghan horsemen, their eyes rimmed with kohl and their guns studded with turquoise; h er e br ea d a nd velvet - rough brown bread and thick clotted cream,offered at a Turkish wedding feast. Here also is kasha pilaff of buckwheat, egg and wild mushrooms, once cooked over a brushwood fire when partisans held up the Orient Express. An d her e a re 's tch ee' a la Stravinsky, Count Rumford's soup, cucumber sandwiches as Tolstoy ate them at Yasnaya Polyana, and 'tsuica' drunk to gypsy music in the garden restaurants of a Bucharest no longer to be found." Minor wrinkling at to p/bo tt om o f sp ine . d ust jacket has been price-clipped, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES., Brewer, Priscilla J.
3 Brewer, Priscilla J. SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES.
Hanover, NH University Press of New England 1986 0874513626 / 9780874513622 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
273 pp, large 8vo (89 1/4" H). B&w photographs, tables. "Athough we know much about Shaker furniture, dance, textiles, and various artifacts, few books tell us about the Shakers as real people and the inner social workings of their sect. Who were the Shakers? What were their social, economic, and religious backgrounds? Why did they join this celibate, communal sect, and why did some leave while others stayed? What did they think of life inside the communities and the rapidly changing world outside? And, perhaps most important, when and why did the sect begin to decline, and how did Believers adjust to this decline? These are some of the questions Priscilla Brewer addresses in this engaging social history. Her highly readable general introduction to the Shakers challenges basic assumptions about the timing and reasons for the group's decline. Brewer studies the Shaker movement from its founding in 1774 to its last major public statement in 1904, restricting her work to the eleven Shaker communities in eastern New York and New England. (She) provides an inside look at Shaker life by recounting the group's social organization, the occupational roles of its members, the composition of its communities, and the operation of the Shaker hierarchy. Far from being a dry, sociological study, this book is filled with anecdotes and revealing stories related by the Shakers through the many writings they left behind." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK ZIA., Burnett, Frances Hodgson.  Illustrated by Spencer Baird Nichols and W.T. Benda.
4 Burnett, Frances Hodgson. Illustrated by Spencer Baird Nichols and W.T. Benda. THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK ZIA.
Copp, Clark, Toronto, c1916. 
55 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover (purple cloth with colour pastedown on front cover, gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, sepiatone and b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. A little hunchback ed boy travels to Bethlehem and is cured by the infant Jesus. Very light browning and tiny foxing marks on endpapers, previous owner's name and date in ink on free front endpaper and on verso of frontispiece, darkening to top of textblock, a f e w s m all scuff marks on front board picture, a few rub lines on rear board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine color, very light wear at corners. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Byng, John, Viscount Torrington. Edited by Donald Adamson. RIDES ROUND BRITAIN.
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Very Good Anne Hayward. 
505 pp, 8vo (8" H). Bound in quarter orange-brown buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark brown endpapers. Plain dark brown slipcase. Frontispiece and 25 half-page and smaller b&w engravings by Anne Hayward, 9 maps by Denys Baker. A countryman at heart, Byng travelled throughout Britain on horseback whenever his position at the Stamp Office would allow him to escape from London. As a chronicler of the eighteenth-century, "Byng travels with an observant though never a roving eye. At times it is the eye of the modern photo-journalist, as when he records a meeting with Humphrey Repton, visits Sarah Siddons in her dressing-room at Birmingham, or glimpses Warren Hastings changing horses on his way to Daylesford. At other times his eye is more like that of the self-taught but well-trained artist, as when he admires the flickering tapers of Yordas Cave or the Kentish hop-pickers working in all haste among the twinkling lights of the hopfields. At Cromford in Derbyshire the bustle and brilliance of Arkwright's great cotton 'manufactory' even blind him to what he basically regards as the horrors of creeping industrialism: 'The cotton mills,' he observes, 'seven storeys high and fill'd with inhabitants, remind me of a first-rate man of war and, when they are lighted up on a dark night, look most luminously beautiful.' As is now widely acknowledged, (Byng) is one of the greatest British travellers of the eighteenth or indeed of any century. Not only has he produced an excellent travel guide (as, in a way, he intended to do); his work is also a major contribution to the social history of England and Wales - and especially Welsh social history. (This book) is, finally, a masterpiece of social observation, written with as fine an eye for detail as Jane Austen's and (like Pepys diary) superb in its delineation of its author's own character." Some light rubbing to paper on boards. Slipcase has minor rubbing and one very small edge bump. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837., Calladine, George.  Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar.
6 Calladine, George. Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar. THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837.
Eden Fisher, London, 1922, first edition. 
210 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. George Calladine was born in 1793 and lived to be 83 years old. His wife predeceased him by thirty years and of his 13 children, only one outlived him. In 1810, he enlisted in the Derbyshire Militia and embarked on a military life that saw him posted to Ceylon and Ireland. His diary gives details of a soldier's life, the military and the social aspects, promotions, postings, famil y i n c i d e n t s, travels, observations of unfamiliar customs and wildlife, marches and engagements. Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages and endpapers, light bro wn i ng t o ed ge s of t extblock, a very light scuff and two small very light stains on top of textblock, light edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, small chip/rub through cloth on rear spine edge, minor rubbing t o c lo th, a fe w s mal l fai nt liquid splash marks on spine. VG 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
SHADOWS ON THE HILL.  A CHANGELING: THE DREAMING NOVEL.  IMMORTAL EYES TRILOGY BOOK TWO., Cassada, Jackie.  Cover art by Joshua Gabriel Timbrook.
7 Cassada, Jackie. Cover art by Joshua Gabriel Timbrook. SHADOWS ON THE HILL. A CHANGELING: THE DREAMING NOVEL. IMMORTAL EYES TRILOGY BOOK TWO.
White Wolf, Clarkston, GA, 1996. 
363 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 156504861X "They were changelings, faerie spirits trapped in mortal flesh. They were six oathmates, sworn to each other and to the completion of a quest. Together they would search for four powerful faerie tre asures that would open a lost gateway back to their timeless home, the land of the Dreaming - the land of Arcadia. Their travels take them from San Francisco to the islands of Hawaii, where the mysterious menehune - the faerie spirits of t h e P a c i f i c Isles - hold secrets long forgotten by their western cousins. Yet even as they pursue their goal, others are sworn to stop them. Backed by the forces of the Unseelie Shadow Court, the Forsworn Prince also seeks the way back to A rc ad i a, f or h is o wn dark purposes...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dint on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
8 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS., Chiang Yee.  (The Silent Traveller.)
9 Chiang Yee. (The Silent Traveller.) CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS.
New York W.W. Norton 1977 03930879143 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Chiang Yee. 
180 pp, 9 1/2" H. Illustrated throughout with the author's b&w drawings & calligraphy. "In 1933, Chiang Yee, then the governor of a district in China, was forced to leave his homeland after an argument with a warlord. The China he left was an unhealthy country: a weak central government unable to control the power of the warlords; a deteriorating economic condition; a reputation for corruption based on an ill-defined and unsatisfactory land-tax system; widespread illiteracy and famine. In 1975, after an absence of forty-two years, he returned to China. In this book he tells of his travels and records his impressions of the new China as compared to the China he left. In addition, his two grown daughters, who, along with their mother, remained in China, provide another perspective on China's progress. As Mr. Chiang travels through China, he tells of his visits to both well-known and less familiar landmarks; he describes the communes and factories of light industry which have been built in the last twenty-five years. He attends the May First celebration - the important festival of labor. But, above all, he contrasts the backwards country he left with the brand-new independent nation that has been emerging over the last twenty-five years. He points with pride to the accomplishments: 800 million Chinese living and working together in a united spirit; the feeling of peace and prosperity; no unemployment; sufficient food for all; great technical, scientific, and educational advances; increased literacy; universal medicare; and vast improvements in the status of women." Small faint scuff at top of fore-edge of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light waviness on front panel, very light browning - mainly at edges, small light stain at top edge of spine, two line indentations across spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 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
 
 
POWERS OF DARKNESS, POWERS OF LIGHT:  TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS AND THE DEMONIC., Cornwell, John.
11 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
 
 
SNOBS AND SPIRES., Cross, Austin F.
12 Cross, Austin F. SNOBS AND SPIRES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor Inscribed By Author
342 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H). Inscribed by author on front free endpaper. "(A) collection of travel sketches of North America. Austin F. Cross travels in the style of the modern young journalist to whom every added mile is a new adventure, and in high spirits he takes you with him. His descriptions are spirited, pungent, unorthodox. Written into every page is the secret of getting fun out of travel - perhaps, indeed, the secret for getting fun out of life." Chapter headings include: The Gargoyles and the Garrulous; Off to Havana; Gay Havana; Seminoles and Bangtails; Bahamas Brings Brain Balm; Everglades to Singing Tower; St. Petersburg - Sunshine City; Night Bus to Washington; Uncle Sam's Sea School; Six State Capitals in Thirty Hours; Polar Caves of New Hampshire; The Black Hills of South Dakota; Afternoon on Icebreaker; etc., etc. Minor foxing on endpapers, minor browning on pages, browning and scattered foxing on edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, minor fading to spine color. Dust jacket has heavy edge wear with small chips and creases, archival tape repairs, browning, small hole on spine, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RED DEER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Dawe, Michael J.
13 Dawe, Michael J. RED DEER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Red Deer Red Deer and District Museum Society et al 1996 0919405126 / 9780919405127 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
160 pp + 8 pp color photo section, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "(A) definitive history of the community from its beginnings as a tiny frontier hamlet to its present-day role as a modern urban centre. Featuring a lively narrative by city archivist Michael Dawe, (it) tells the story of Red Deer (Alberta) - from the time of the great ice age, to the arrival of the first aboriginal residents, to the travels of the explorers, missionaries and freighters, to the struggles of the early settlers, to the heady optimism of those who founded the city, to the hardships and dashed dreams endured over two world wars and two depressions, and finally to the transformation of Red Deer from a quiet prairie town to a vibrant, prosperous city. All this and more is recounted in this rich, varied and exciting history. (It) is made even more fascinating with the inclusion of nearly two hundred historic photographs, many of which have never been published before. As well, the book features an eight-page colour section depicting the panorma of Red Deer today." Minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has some areas of minor edge wrinkling, two very faint small water marks on front panel, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by A.N. Wilson. THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. CONTAINING A FAITHFUL RECORD OF THE PERAMBULATIONS, PERILS, TRAVELS, ADVENTURES AND SPORTING TRANSACTIONS OF THE CORRESPONDING MEMBERS. (THE PICKWICK PAPERS.)
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and "Phiz". 
798 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations by R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, a tiny and a very small bump at top front edges, and a few very tiny soiling marks on on side panel. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
15 Donohue, Thomas and Donohue, Sylvia. With assistance from Thomas Brockehian. BORN LUCKY OR UNLUCKY.
Rutledge, Danbury, CT, (1998). 
203 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "...the exciting story of one brave man's experiences during World War II...From the moment the reader meets Tom Donohue, as a young tractor trailer driver in the Bronx, it is apparent that one day this will be a man with whom to reckon. The story then travels southward and the reader gets the opportunity to journey side by side with Tom as he makes his way through Air Force training in places like Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming, before being sent to Europe as a flight engineer and upper gunner. Then, in Europe, the reader witnesses the adventures, both in the air and on the ground, in such breathtaking and historic locales as Great Britain and Berlin, before the story finally returns Tom back home to the States, a war hero." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. NF/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE., Douglas-Home, Jessica.
16 Douglas-Home, Jessica. A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE.
Wilby, Norwich Michael Russell 2011 0859553213 / 9780859553216 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
131 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of a young Anglo-Irish beauty's visit to Delhi for the 1911 Royal Durbar, where a new King, George V, is to be proclaimed Emperor to reinforce the loyalty to the Crown of India's ruling Princes. For a fortnight of relentless ceremony, unheard of extravagance and imposing military spectacle, in the setting of a vast Tented City complete with its own farms, railway, telegraph and post offices, Lilah Wingfield meets many of the most remarkable colonial characters of the day, including some of the foremost Indian Princes, vying to stage the most lavish display to prove their devotion to the Raj. As the tents are dismantled, Lilah travels through India - to the dangerous Khyber Pass on the Afghan border, to Rajasthan, to the gory sites of the Mutiny and to stay with India's only female ruler, the Begum of Bhopal. Her diary shows her deepening awareness of the ambivalence of certain maharajahs towards British Rule even while she is being entertained royally in their lakeside palaces. Her Irish upbringing gives her an instictive feeling for the mixture of their longing for independence and an affection for the mother country." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a few tiny/small dints on hinges, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PAUL KANE'S GREAT NOR-WEST., Eaton, Diane and Urbanek, Sheila.
17 Eaton, Diane and Urbanek, Sheila. PAUL KANE'S GREAT NOR-WEST.
Vancouver UBC Press 1995 0774805382 / 9780774805384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Paul Kane. 
158 pp, 10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D. Colour and b&w reproductions. "Determined to document the lives and customs of the Native people of the Northwest before contact with white settlers changed them forever, the Canadian artist Paul Kane set out in 1845 to cross the continent 'with no companions but my portfolio and a box of paints, my gun and a stock of ammunition'. Travelling by canoe and snowshoe, on foot and on horseback via the Hudson's Bay Company fur trade brigade routes, he made his way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific coast and back again. When he returned to Toronto in the fall of 1848, he brought back some five hundred field sketches and a remarkable collection of artifacts, which he used as raw material for one hundred oil paintings depicting scenes of Native life. (The authors) recreate Kane's heroic journey and bring to life the people and places he encountered. Their narrative supplies the historical context to illuminate his travels, while frequently drawing on Kane's own words from his diary and published journal." Minor wear at bottom of spine, small area of glue residue at top corner of rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge /wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
18 Ferns, S.J. and Ferns, H.S. EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS IN CANADA.
Winnipeg Queenston House 1978 0919866387 / 9780919866386 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
188 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "This fascinating story of the life of one 'ordinary' Canadian is social history at its best - a first hand account of the home life, entertainment, working conditions and methods, manners and morals of past generations. Born in London, Ontario in 1888, S.J. Ferns left school at age 13 to throw himself into the struggle for existence. He describes the Harvester's Special trains, the work of threshing gangs in the Weset, his apprenticeship as a bricklayer, and his subsequent travels around a young and growing country to find work. Many of the events which have become significant historically - Calgary's first Stampede, Alberta's first oil strike, the opening of Detroit's first Ford plant - gain new meaning when seen through the eyes of one who had some personal involvement or was personally affected by them." Very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MAGIC: THE GATHERING.  1. ARENA.  2. WHISPERING WOODS.  3. SHATTERED CHAINS.  4. FINAL SACRIFICE.  4 VOLUMES., Forstchen, William R. and Emery, Clayton.
19 Forstchen, William R. and Emery, Clayton. MAGIC: THE GATHERING. 1. ARENA. 2. WHISPERING WOODS. 3. SHATTERED CHAINS. 4. FINAL SACRIFICE. 4 VOLUMES.
New York HarperPrism First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Kevin Murphy, cover art. 
The first four "non-cycle" novels of Magic: The Gathering. 6 3/4" H. 1. Arena, 296 pp, 1994 first printing, ISBN 0061054240. "(E)ven as the fighter mages of the four great houses prepare for their annual battle in the Arena, a stranger arrives for Festival. Who is Garth One-eye, and where did he get his powerful spells? What is his interest in the fifth House, destroyed a generation ago? And why is the Grand Master of the Arena so afraid of what Garth might do?" 2. Whispering Wood, 294 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0061054186. "Gull should have known better than to take the job (of Wizard's Assistant). But with his village destroyed and a half-wit sister to look after, what choice did he have? At least the pay was good. But this wizard was even worse than the ones he'd heard about. Between the tavern brawls, the magical battles, and taking care of that strange artifact that turned up, a guy could barely find time to catch his breath. And now, with his sister beginning to gather her wits, Gull really has his hands full. 3. Shattered Chains, 278 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0061054194. "To common folk like Gull and Greensleeves, wizards are a blight on the land. When Greensleeves discovered her own magical ability, she decided to use it to break the power of the other wizards. Gull's army helped, but not much - and Gull wasn't much of a general. Their mana vault might have helped, but she hadn't learned how to control it. Then a Hero of Benalia was sent to stop them and their 'mana vault' came alive. Things couldn't get any worse. Or so they thought until the other wizards caught on to what Greensleeves was doing." 4. Final Sacrifice, 312 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0061054208. "From frozen mountains to an ocean-drowned forest, from war-torn battlefields to the glowing crypts of Lat-Nam, the Archdruid Green-sleeves travels with her ragged troops searching for spells to defeat an army of angry wizards and end their reign of terror. While (she) uncovers ancient mysteries, Gull the Woodcutter fights a fierce battle with a Keldon Warlord who holds the key to an awful secret from the past. With each fight, Green-sleeves, Gull and their outnumbered army realize that only one last desperate spell can save them all. But to unleash it, Greensleeves must be willing to make the final sacrifice." Interiors - very light browning to inside of covers ans adjacent pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few tiny corner creases, large corner crease on front cover of book 3, very light edge wear, very light soiling on fore-edge of text block of books 2 & 3 and on bottom of book 3, slight toning to edges of text blocks. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE ENVOY FROM MIRROR CITY.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:  VOLUME THREE., Frame, Janet.
20 Frame, Janet. THE ENVOY FROM MIRROR CITY. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: VOLUME THREE.
Hutchinson of New Zealand, Auckland, 1985, first edition. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091616905 In the third volume of her autobiography, New Zealand author Janet Frame relates her extended travels in England and Europe to 'broaden her experience' and her eventual retur n to her hometown of Oamuru and before settling in Dunedin. Very tiny chip at fore-edge of page 5/6, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, mi n o r s o i l i ng on inside of front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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