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1 Atteridge, A. Hilliard. FAMOUS LAND FIGHTS: A POPULAR SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF LAND WARFARE.
Musson, Toronto, 1914. 
329 pp, 7 11/16" H, hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine and front board, gold illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w maps/battle plans, drawings, reproductions, tissue-covered frontispiece. "....an attempt to trace....the development of land fighting from the days of early tribal warfare to the great conflicts of 'Nations in Arms' in our own time. The evolution of weapons and tactics is described in bold outline, typical battles being dealt with in fuller detail in each of the great periods of history...." Chapter headings: Primitive Weapons and Old-World Wars; Wars of the Early Empires of the Past; Greek and Macedonian Warfare - The Phalanx; Roman War - The Legion; Medieval Wa rfare - The Period of the Mounted Man-at-Arms; The Rise of Infantry - Victories of the Swiss Pikemen and Halberdiers and the English Archers; From the Introduction of Fire-Arms to the Thirty Years' War; The Wars of Louis XIV; The Battles of Frederick the Great; Battles of the French Revolution and the Empire - Napoleon and Wellington; Beginning of the Modern Period - The Battles of the Crimean War; Modern Weapons and the "Nation in Arms"; Battles of the Franco-German War; The Entrenched Battlefield - Plevna - South Africa; Battles of the Twentieth Century (ending with the Balkan War). Minor soiling on free rear endpaper, cery small bump to fore-edge of pages 313 ro end of book, a small area of light soiling on pages 322 & 323, light browning to half-title page, light browning and light soiling marks to edges of text block, light edge wear, one small corner crease, minor soiling to boards, light wrinkling and tiny tear at top/bottom of spine. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 Barbeau, Marius. New Introduction by George Clutesi. THE DOWNFALL OF TEMLAHAM.
Edmonton Hurtig 1973 0888300700 / 9780888300706 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good A.Y. Jackson, Edwin H. Holgate, W. Langdon Kihn, Emily Carr and Annie D. Savage. 
253 pp, 7 5/8" H. Colour plates. "First published in 1928 (this) is the work of the distinguished Canadian ethnologist, the late Dr. Marius Barbeau. A prolific writer whose contribution to our knowledge of Indian and French-Canadian folklore, arts and crafts is unsurpassed, Barbeau offers in this book a sympathetic and dramatic portrayal of a vanquished race in conflict with itself. Based on the facts of a serious disturbance among the Indians of the Upper Skeena River in 1886, it is the story of Kamalmuk and Sunbeams, husband and wife, separated by opposing ambitions and the ambivalence of the Indian's attraction to the benefits of the white man's civilization and his revulsion against its excesses. Barbeau weaves into his interpretation of Temlaham, the ritual of authentic tribal customs and the expressive but poetic language of a people in anguish." Faint tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small glue stain on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, slight fading to spine color, very light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COURAGE AT SEA.  VOLUME III - CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy, CMM.
3 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy, CMM. COURAGE AT SEA. VOLUME III - CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1995 0075516403 / 9780075516408 Near Fine Very Good+ 
191 pp, large 8vo 9 1/2" H), hardcover in dust jacket. B&w photos. Contents: The Indian Mutiny; The Royal Canadian Navy in World War I; The RCN Against Germany (includes: The Newfoundland Escort Force; Paukenschlag; The Mid-Atlantic; Mediterranean Duty; Battling the U-Boats; Battles in the Bay (Biscay); Policing the Pipeline to Invasion; Titanic Test for the Tribals; MTB Battles; Corvettes Courageous, etc.); The RCN in Korea. Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has come very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
4 Bozic, Sreten. In conjunction with Alan Marshall. ABORIGINAL MYTHS.
Melbourne Gold Star 1972 0726001139 / 9780726001130 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 8 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Alan Marshall is called 'Gurawilla' or 'Song maker' by the natives of Arnhem Land. He and Sreten Bozic have studied the few remaining nomadic aboriginal tribes in Australia and have come to love and admire their culture. This book is the result of their knowledge of, and respect for, a race which had and still has vastly different - and perhaps superior - ideals from those of the white invaders who commandeered their lives and land. For, until the advent of the white man, the Aboriginals lived in complete accord with nature. Australian tribal society was uniquely a-materialistic and egalitarian, and was characterized by a rich ceremonial culture and religious life. It emphasised mystical communion with the environment rather than individual achievement and the glorification of human prowess. Human life was always considered to be part of the natural cycle and the happiness and gentleness of Aboriginal society indicates the worth of a traditional naturalistic culture. These myths, the foundation of Australia's ancient cultural past, must live again in their fulness. Perhaps this book may help such a rejuvenation and create just a little understanding." Small Christmas gift inscription on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CATUVELLAUNI., Branigan, Keith.
5 Branigan, Keith. THE CATUVELLAUNI.
Alan Sutton, Gloucester, 1987, reprint. 
225 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0862992559 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, plans. "The eighth volume in the 'Peoples of Roman Britain' series, covering the crucially important area centred on Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshir e and Bedford. The Catuvellauni, under the leadership of Caratacus, led the resistance to the Roman Invasion of 43 A.D. The volume contains sections on the Tribal Territory and the pre-Roman Iron Age; the history of the area from A.D. 43-367; comm unications and urban settlement; rural settlements; religion; industry and the economy." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light browning at edges, small closed tear a t top of rear hinge - archivally taped, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE TRIBALS:  BIOGRAPHY OF A DESTROYER CLASS., Brice, Martin H.  Foreword by Admiral Sir Deric Holland-Martin.
6 Brice, Martin H. Foreword by Admiral Sir Deric Holland-Martin. THE TRIBALS: BIOGRAPHY OF A DESTROYER CLASS.
H.M.C.S. Iroquois Veterans Association, Victoria, B.C., 1993, reprint. 
256 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover with cerlox binding. This is the reprint edition which was produced by photocopy with permission of the author. Unfortunately the photographs did not reproduce well. "Practically everyone knows of HMS Cossack's mag nificent exploit in a Norwegian fiord in February 1940 when her crew rescued 299 captive British merchant seamen from the Altmark. Cossack was just one of 27 Tribal Class destroyers which served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian an d C a n a d i an Navies from 1938 to 1969. They were considered by many to be the finest of their type. The Tribals probably saw more acion over a longer period of time, and over a greater area of the globe, than any other class of destroyer. Th ey to ok p ar t in almost every Home Fleet and Mediterranean action, the D-Day operations, the East Indies, the South-West Pacific amphibious landings, the Battle for Leyte Gulf, the surrender of Japan and the Korean War. Technical details are p rov i ded , t oge the r wit h lists of commanding officers and pennant numbers, and the ship's crests." Interior - clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, minor soiling. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR.  (COLOUR)., Bull, Theodore.  Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter.
7 Bull, Theodore. Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter. RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR. (COLOUR).
Chicago Quadrangle Books 1968 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
184 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Mr. Bull, editor of the 'Central African Examiner' (one of Salisbury's leading magazines before it ceased publication late in 1965 as a result of rigid censorship by the Rhodesian government), presents the first authoritative explanation of the Rhodesian situation. Most of his book is a factual account of the important political, social, and economic changes in Britain's colony from the first European settlement to the present day (1967), with particular attention to the separate develop-ment of the racial communities. The second part of the book is an assessment of British policy before and after Rhodesia's Universal Declaration, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny faint water mark on top of text block; previous owner's signature, name and date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading/browning on spine, very small tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, some light rubbing with color loss on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UNLUCKY LADY:  THE LIFE & DEATH OF HMCS ATHABASKAN, 1940-44., Burrow, Len and Beaudoin, Emile.
8 Burrow, Len and Beaudoin, Emile. UNLUCKY LADY: THE LIFE & DEATH OF HMCS ATHABASKAN, 1940-44.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1989), reprint. 
198 pp, oblong 8vo, (8 3/4" H x 11 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771018126 Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, maps and colour reproductions - wonderful pictorial end papers of Athabaskan at speed. "The Athabaskan was the second o f the Canadian Tribal Class Destroyers, sister ship to the Haida. The story of Athabaskan's life and death has been lovingly retrieved from forgotten archives and her daily log. In her short life she was pounded by the sea and battered by bombs , g unfire, and torpedoes. She spent her finest and final hours fighting alongside her sisters in the 10th Flotilla in 1944, helping to clear the English Channel of enemy ships prior to the invasion. 'Unlucky Lady' is a memorial - to a ship, to t he me n who served her, and to Canadians who served atsea more than forty years ago." Book is slightly cocked, has small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small tears at top of flap-folds - archivally taped; 4" rep aired tear with creases, wrinkles and some delamination at bottom of front panel, 1" tear archivally taped at bottom of front flap-fold, very light rubbing and a few tiny dints on front panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
CORNELL CAPA: PHOTOGRAPHS., Capa, Cornell and Whelan, Richard, editors.
9 Capa, Cornell and Whelan, Richard, editors. CORNELL CAPA: PHOTOGRAPHS.
Boston Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown 1992 0821217771 / 9780821217771 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Cornell Capa. 
216 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Cornell Capa, world famous for his photo-journalism as well as for his founding of New York's International Center of Photography, has had a long an d productive working life. His career has spanned several key decades of the twentieth century, and his work has taken him around the globe to cover political events and chronic social problems, to photograph the famous and the unsung. As a self-described concerned photographer, Cornell Capa has always been led by his instincts to photograph people - all kinds of people - with a humanitarian commitment. This book reflects that commitment in unforgettable pictures of missionaries in Central and South America; religious and tribal rituals; the presidental campaigns of Adlai Steven-son and John F. Kennedy; political upheavals, refugees, and wars; the historic and the marginal. Here, too, are moments of whimsy and joy, from Harlem to London to Peru, and memorable images of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Alec Guiness, Grandma Moses, Billy Graham, and Boris Pasternak. Despite the wide recognition of Cornell Capa's achievements, and the fact that he has spent his lifetime furthering the art of photography, this book is the first retrospective collection of his work to be published in the United States. All these photographs transmit crucial aspects of the political, social, cultural, and religious history of our times." Very minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION., Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation.
10 Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation. THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION.
Toronto Prospero 2001 1552671801 / 9781552671801 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). "Numerically the largest group of Native North Americans, the Ojibway were the first to have a history written by one of their own people. Published in 1850, its author, George Copway, or Kah-ge-g a-gah-bowh, had already achieved a certain amount of fame delivering passionate lectures in North America and Europe. Attired in traditional Ojibway dress, Copway held up the virtues of tribal life while promoting mid-nineteenth-century ideas on education. Arguing for a separate Native North American state, Copway garnered considerable support from both Natives and non-Natives. (This), Copway's finest book, is in many ways a summation of his lectures. Written primarily for a non- Native audience, Copway viewed the book as an attempt to 'awaken a deeper feeling' toward the people of the First Nations. Much more than a history, the work in an exploration of Ojibway culture through which Copway had sought to induce the British and American governments to greater efforts in improving their relationships with Native North Americans." Minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HANDBOOK OF INDIANS OF CANADA., Foreword by James White.  Preface by F.W. Hodge.  Geographic Board Canada.
11 Foreword by James White. Preface by F.W. Hodge. Geographic Board Canada. HANDBOOK OF INDIANS OF CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
632 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.Two fold-out maps at rear. A facsimile of the edition published as an Appendix to the Tenth Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1913. "One of the most thorough and comprehensive reference books on Canadian Indians ever published. The handbook covers all tribes resident in Canada. It lists all subtribes, divisions and settlements, including notes on ethnology, history, location, population, derivation of the tribal name, and many cross-references and bibliograpical notes. There are entries under such headings as 'food', 'fire-making', 'illumination', and 'ordeals', making the book an invaluable asset to anyone who needs handy, concise, well-organized information on Canada's native peoples." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkle at top of front hinge, very tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HMCS HAIDA:  BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING., Gough, Barry M.
12 Gough, Barry M. HMCS HAIDA: BATTLE ENSIGN FLYING.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2001. 
255 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1551250586 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, colour plates. " 'HMCS Haida's story is an account of sharp-end war; of Canada's naval experience in Murmansk convoys and Briti sh Home Fleet protection; in English Channel operations, when Canadian and British naval units swept the German naval ensign from the seas; in the destruction of a U-boat, and in the liberation of Trondheim, Norway. Haida was always in on t h e a c t i o n. She sank more enemy military tonnage than any other Canadian vessel. Haida's finest days were during the intense naval operations leading up to D-Day, when, with her sisters Huron and Iroquois and the ill-fated Athabaskan, with B ri ti s h an d Po li sh men of war, she engaged German destroyers, torpedo boats, minesweepers and others - and never lost. She vigorously carried the war to the enemy at great risk. Her postwar career including two tours in the Korean theatre dis pla ys th e sam e bra ve purpose in her officers and men, trained professionals and dedicated sailors. Barry Gough has written a new chapter in Canadian naval annals, showing that the best equipment brings forth the best results when good fortu ne a nd s upe rb se aman sh ip a nd weapons handling are matched in equal measure - Haida's illustrious story." Very minor edge wear at bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
INDIAN CAVALRYMAN., Guest, Freddie, Captain.
13 Guest, Freddie, Captain. INDIAN CAVALRYMAN.
London Jarrolds 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
220 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). B&w plates. "Captain Guest recounts engagingly and modestly his experiences on the North-West Frontier and in cantonments all over India. He tells of pigsticking adventures, polo matches, arduous treks through the jungle, in fact of every facet of a soldier's life in peace and war. His stories will be relished by those who served in India and even the reader who has never seen India cannot fail to be captivated by the gusto with which he records a time and scene that will never be repeated in British history." (Two chapters recount Guest's experiences during the siege of Hong Kong and his subsequent escape.) Very light browning to pages, book slightly cocked, light browning to edges of textblock, light browning to spine and board edges, tiny bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge, a few small tears and tiny chips, browning to spine and edges, old price sticker on front panel, minor soiling/scuffs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Javellana, Rene; Zialcita, Fernando Nakpil; Reyes, Elizabeth V. FILIPINO STYLE.
Hong Kong Periplus 1997 962593233X / 9789625932330 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photogaphs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, Tara Sosrowardoyo and Emil Davocol. 
232 pp, 11 1/4" H. "(E)xtols the Philippines' design heritage and demonstrates how the traditions of yesteryear - through both native and colonial history - have evolved into the main strands of modern-day Filipino style. The text, written by authoritative anthropologists and art historians, traces Filipino style from its pre-Hispanic origins among the tribal and the natural; through the cosmopolitan influences of Spain, China and the Americas; and explores the most modern and varied examples of Filipino architecture today. The final chapter brings readers into the traditional 'ilustrado' homes of the past by illustrating the refinements of Filipino furniture. The (colour) photographs take the reader on a visual journey through the archipelago's diverse styles. Photographs of interiors and exteriors with details of selected heirlooms and furniture provide a broad view of Filipino style that is sure to inspire any reader to discover more about this fascinating country." Book is very slightly cocked, tiny bump on bottom edge of front board, bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
HOPI POTTERY SYMBOLS., Patterson, Alex.  (Alexander M. Stephen.)
15 Patterson, Alex. (Alexander M. Stephen.) HOPI POTTERY SYMBOLS.
Johnson, Boulder, Colorado, 1994. 
272 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1555661203 Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "Alexander M. Stephen, a self-taught anthropologist and an associate of Indian trader Thomas Keam, lived among the Hopi during the late ninete enth century. Having excellent rapport with the tribal elders, Stephen asked them the meaning of symbols on the pots he was collecting for Keam and recorded these interpretations in a catalogue entitled 'Pottery of Tusayan: Catalogue of th e K e a m C o llection'. This manuscript is printed here in its entirety for the first time and is illustrated from the Keam collection, which is now housed at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University. Alex Patterson then incorporates Stephen's in te r pr et at io n s an d cultural stories into a unique alphabetically arranged guide to the eighty-four symbols on the collected pots." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump/crease with tiny tear at for e- edg e o f r ear c ov er - archivally taped. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR., Reeman, Douglas.  Wraparound cover art by Geoffrey Huband.
16 Reeman, Douglas. Wraparound cover art by Geoffrey Huband. FOR VALOUR.
Heinemann, London, 2000, 1st edition. 
292 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0434007196 "Commander Graham Martineau was awarded the Victoria Cross for pressing home an attack against impossible odds. Few survived, and the crimson ribbon remains a haunting symb ol of the sacrifice of ship and men. Now, as captain of the crack Tribal Class destroyer H.M.S. Hakka, Martineau must once again call from ordinary seamen the ultimate in courage, and prepare to defend to the death vital convoys to Russia. T h e r e i s no hiding place in these bitter Arctic seas, where a pitiless enemy awaits a fatal rendezvous. All are heroes, and no man and no ship is immortal." Book light cracked at title page. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/botto m of s pi ne an d flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
H.M.C.S. HAIDA...A BRIEF HISTORY., Russell, E.C.
17 Russell, E.C. H.M.C.S. HAIDA...A BRIEF HISTORY.
(c1963.) 
56 pp, 8 13/16" H, stapled in wraps. B&w photographs. A short history of the RCN Tribal Class Destroyer, H.M.C.S. Haida, through the Second World War, the Korean War and up her retirement in 1963. Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exterior - very light browning to covers/spine, light edge wear on spine, soft crease on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE DIFFICULT WAR: PERSPECTIVES ON INSURGENCY AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES., Spencer, Emily, Dr., ed.  Foreword by Major-General J.P.Y.D. Gosselin.  Tony Balasevicius, Peter H. Denton, Bernd Horn, Andrew Brown, Greg Smith, Christopher Spearin, J. Paul de B. Taillon.
18 Spencer, Emily, Dr., ed. Foreword by Major-General J.P.Y.D. Gosselin. Tony Balasevicius, Peter H. Denton, Bernd Horn, Andrew Brown, Greg Smith, Christopher Spearin, J. Paul de B. Taillon. THE DIFFICULT WAR: PERSPECTIVES ON INSURGENCY AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.
Canadian Defence Academy / Dundurn Press, Kingston / Toronto, 2009, first printing. 
277 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781554884414 "(D)eals with theoretical concepts related to insurgency as well as to the practice of irregular warfare. Since special operations forces are such an integral element to counterinsurgency, this volume also contains a large SOF component. Importantly, this book assists the practitioner of the profession of arms to understand insurgency or, perhaps, more accurately, counterinsurgency and those components that are germane to its employm ent. Moreover, (it) provides insight and knowledge about these complex forms of warfare that are useful and accessible to both the lay reader and the military expert. (I)ncludes chapters on intelligence, terrorism, the privatization of securit y i n conflicts abroad, unconventional warfare as practised in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation, as well as operations conducted in Afghanistan today by coalition forces." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exte ri o r - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT OR, THE SOURCES OF THE NILE AROUND THE GREAT LAKES OF EQUATORIAL AFRICA AND DOWN THE LIVINGSTONE RIVER TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.  VOLUME I., Stanley, Henry M. (Morton).
19 Stanley, Henry M. (Morton). THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT OR, THE SOURCES OF THE NILE AROUND THE GREAT LAKES OF EQUATORIAL AFRICA AND DOWN THE LIVINGSTONE RIVER TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. VOLUME I.
Dover, New York, 1988, reprint. 
400 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Fold-out map inside rear cover. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0486256677 ***VOLUME 1 ONLY OF THE 2 VOLUME SET*** "Perhaps best known as the intrepid adventurer who located the missing explorer David Livingstone in equato rial Africa in 1871, Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) played a major role in assembling the fragmented discoveries and uncertain geographical knowledge of central Africa into a coherent picture. He was the first European to explore the Congo Riv e r ; assisted at the founding of the Congo Free State, and helped pave the way for the opening up of modern Africa. In this classic account of one of his most important expeditions, the venerable Victorian recounts the incredibly difficult and pe ri lo us journey during which he explored the great lakes of Central Africa, confirming their size and position, searched for the source of the Nile, and traced the unknown Congo River from the depths of the continents to the sea." Interior - clea n a nd tig ht with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly twisted, minor edge wear, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of text block and a little group on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF DARKNESS.  WEREWOLF SERIES - FIRST THREE VOLUMES.  1. WYRM WOLF.  2. CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION.  3. HELL-STORM., van Belkom, Edo, von Allmen, Stewart and Moore, James A.
20 van Belkom, Edo, von Allmen, Stewart and Moore, James A. THE WORLD OF DARKNESS. WEREWOLF SERIES - FIRST THREE VOLUMES. 1. WYRM WOLF. 2. CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION. 3. HELL-STORM.
New York HarperPrism First Printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Steve Gardner, John Cobb, Mike Chaney - cover art. 
274 pp, 260 pp, 294 pp - 3 volumes, 6 3/4" H, first printings. **The 4th volume, 'Watcher' by Charles Grant, is not included.** 1. Wyrm Wolf, 1995, ISBN 0061054399: "Just as Gaia is creator, Wyrm is destroyer. Its victory shall be the end of all things. For eons we Garou have been the hunters, the predators. Now we shall know what it is like to be - the prey.". 2. Conspicuous Consumption, 1995, ISBN 0061054712: "Only yesterday they were playing the roles of normal American teenagers. But today, an unexpected threat has forced them out of hiding. The caretakers of the local 'caern', the Garou parents who found and awakened the 'lost pups', must now call on them for help. For an ancient and formidable enemy has come to the sleepy midwestern town of Little River - The Wyrm." 3. Hell-Storm, 1996, ISBN 0061056758: "Everyone has their own reasons for coming to the glittering desert casinos. Shaun and Gabriel have come to escape the bloody tribal wars of the Garou. Shaun's mother has come to forget a lost love. And the Wyrm has come to gamble on a sure thing. For the ultimate force of unearthly Evil has joined forces with the mob to fight for control of one of the city's most palatial casino hotels." Interiors - vol. 1 has one very small corner crease on page 109, vol. 3 has bookstore stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, vol. 2 has a remainder mark on bottom of text block, vol. 3 has clear tape at bottom of spine/hinges - no tears. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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