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1 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHARIOT:  THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE., Cotterell, Arthur.
2 Cotterell, Arthur. CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.
London Pimlico 2004 0712669426 / 9780712669429 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - some 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is grapically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Illiad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 325 B.C. Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 B.C., on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Britain to Korea." Includes a chapter titled 'Survivals, Ritual and Racing'. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Crew, Gary and Smith, Craig. TROY THOMPSON'S EXCELLENT PEOTRY BOOK.
Thomas C. Lothian, Melbourne, 1998. 
Unpaginated, 11 15/16" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0850918340 Profusely illustrated in colour throughout, using ink, gouache, texta, collage, pencil and computer-generated images. "Troy Thompson's teacher, Ms Kr anke, wants her class to write poetry. But Troy couldn't care less about 'peotry' - he can't even spell it. Besides he's far too cool to write poems, until the thought of winning a computer and $500 worth of software persuades him to have a g o - a nd then, hey, does Troy learn fast!" Minor rubbing on glossy boards, minor bump at bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FATAL DECISION:  ANZIO AND THE BATTLE FOR ROME., D'Este, Carlo.
4 D'Este, Carlo. FATAL DECISION: ANZIO AND THE BATTLE FOR ROME.
HarperCollins, New York, 1991, book club edition. 
566 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "By taking advantage of Allied command of the sea and air to effect complete surprise, infantry and armored forces landing at Anzio on January 22 were expected to secure a beachhead and then push inland to cut the two main highways and railroads supplying the German armies to the south, either trapping and annihilating them or forcing them to withdraw north and opening the way to R o m e . S u c h was the plan. What really happened, brilliantly told by Carlo D'Este, was a near disaster for the Allies and the unfortunate soldiers involved. Doomed by uncertain leadership at the highest levels, including Churchill's pressure an d me dd l in g, G en eral Sir Harold Alexander's lack of firm directives, and General Mark Clark's unwillingness to risk defeat or push a tired General John Lucas, the Anzio beachhead became a death trap, with Allied troops forced to fight for the ir li ves f o r f ive dr ead ful months in a throwback to the trench warfare of World War I. Even the enventual Allied victory, when the Germans finally gave way in May 1944, was tarnished by Clark's ambition to be first in Rome instead of a ttem pti ng t o cu t o ff and des troy or capture fleeing German troops...." Light edge wear, several tiny soiling specks on edges of textblock, minor soiling, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate ege wear, light edge wrin kling , on e sma ll te ar, two tiny chip s, co rner crease on front flap, very light rubbing, crease down spine. VG/G 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
5 Duffy, Michael, ed. (Alessandra Nibbi, Derek Howse, Peter Fenton, Conrad Dixon, William Philpott, Ian Buxton, R.J. Hunter, John C. Appleby, Sidney Brown, Ray Gambell, Betty Nelson Curryer, K.D. McBride, Austin Farrar.) THE MARINER'S MIRROR. THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH. VOL. 79 NO. 1. FEBRUARY 1993.
Society for Nautical Research, Portsmouth, 1993. 
128 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents include: Stone Anchors: The Evidence Re-assessed; Some Early Tidal Diagrams; The Navigator as Natural Historian; To Walk the Quarterdeck: The Naval Career of David Ewan Bartholomew; 'One Ha d to Stiffen One's Upper Lip': The Royal Navy and the Battle of Puerto Plata, 1904; The Development of the Merchant Ship 1880-1990; Scotland and the Atlantic: the Voyage of the 'Jonet' of Leith, December 1611; A Guinea Venture, c.1657: a n o t e o n t h e early English slave trade; Was James Bartley swallowed by a whale?; From Monte Video to Troy: W.L. Byers, Victorian manufacturer and shipowner; 1914 - Task Forces that never were; Devon Seine Net Boats in 1934, etc. Interior - sm al l so f t cr e as e at top corner of last half of pages, soft wrinkle at fore-edge of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling, small soft corner creases on rear cover, small bump a t t op of s pi ne. Ver y Goo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
6 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Gordon, E.O. Appendices by Rev. John Griffith. PREHISTORIC LONDON: ITS MOUNDS AND CIRCLES.
London Covenant Publishing 1946 Fourth Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair 
159 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: I. On the Religion, Race, Language and Literature of Pre-Christian Britain; II. On the Open-air Sanctuaries of Comparative Antiquity and Places of National Assembly of Pre-Christian Times in Britain; III. Schliemann and Sayce's Researches Afford Evidence of Kinship Between Trojans and Britons; Brutus, the Trojan Prince, Founder of the British Dynasty; His Landing at Totnes Commemorated from Time Immemorial on the Accession of a Sovereign; British Laws Traced by Legal Authority to Trojan Source; Troy Towns or Mazes in London, Winchester and Elsewhere; British Kings Buried at the Bryn Gwyn, Billingsgate and Ludgate; Lleuver Mawr Builds a Church on the Druidic Circle at Westminster and Preserves the Use of the Druidic Sanctuary; Origin of Broad Arrow; The Continuity of Druidic Worship of the Most High to be Traced in the National Gorsedds or Eisteddfods of Wales, Solemnized Within a Circle of Twelve Stones by Members of the Oldest Educational Order in the "Oldest Living Language in Europe". Spine is slightly twisted, crease down top half of spine, light edge wear, light rubbing on spine, some very faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, previous owner's small ident label on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been clipped on front flap, several small and large chips, several old tape repairs to edge tears, light browning on spine, light edge wear/rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FURY OF DESERT STORM: THE AIR CAMPAIGN., Kinzey, Bert.
8 Kinzey, Bert. THE FURY OF DESERT STORM: THE AIR CAMPAIGN.
TAB, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 1991, first edition. 
160 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0830630783 B&w and colour photographs, maps. "During the air campaign of Operation Desert Storm, the only thing more incessant than the bombing was the technically inaccurate reporting of the news media. This unfo rtunate dissemination of erroneous information led to misconceptions about what was happening in the most unique chapter in the history of aerial combat. Here, for the first time, is an accurate, close-up, and detailed look at the high-tech war f a r e played out in the skies over Iraq and Kuwait. Using terminology anyone can understand, (the author) explains the concepts and strategies that were used to plan and execute the most successful air campaign in history. Kinzey provides a wea lt h of i nformation, including: How the air campaign was actually planned and carried out; All of the major types of aircraft used by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Army; Aircraft armament, with a detailed look at the missiles and precisio n-g ui ded mu nitions or 'smart bombs' that were used with such effectiveness; The Tomahawk, or TLAM cruise missile; Each of the eight aircraft carriers that participated in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm; The tactics used to find and des troy th e Sc ud m issiles; The air-to-air victories by the coalition aircraft (including a complete list of confirmed kills); Why the Iraqi Air Force 'ran for the border' instead of posing a threat to coalition forces; Why the news media made so ma ny te chni cal m istak es while trying to report on the war effort; The real reason why the B-1 bomber and other combat aircraft were not used in Operation Desert Storm." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY.  2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES., Lang, Jeanie.  (Homer.)
9 Lang, Jeanie. (Homer.) STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY. 2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES.
London T.C. & E.C. Jack Hard Cover Good W. Heath Robinson. 
119 pp + 118 pp, 6" H - 2 volumes. 8 colour plates (including frontispiece) per volume. No date. Stories of the Trojan War and Odysseus' wanderings following it, retold for children. Each book has a blank Thoreau Macdonald bookplate at front. Books are slightly cocked, have light fading to spine color, light browning to edges of text blocks and on endpapers, small label on rear pastedown, small number stamp on rear free endpaper, some toning to page margins and gutters. Iliad has light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at botom corner of boards. Odyessy has moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling on top of text block, one very small corner bump, small area of surface paper loss on text page 105 - piece is glued to verso of opposite illustration page, three page leaves roughtly opened at bottom edge - archivally repaired. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9.  1. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA / 2. THE CYLON DEATH MACHINE / 3. THE TOMBS OF KOBOL / 4. THE YOUNG WARRIORS / 5. GALACTICA DISCOVERS EARTH / 6. THE LIVING LEGEND / 9. EXPERIMENT IN TERRA.  7 VOLUMES., Larson, Glen A.; Thurston, Robert; Resnick, Michael; Yermakov, Nicholas and Goulart, Ron.
10 Larson, Glen A.; Thurston, Robert; Resnick, Michael; Yermakov, Nicholas and Goulart, Ron. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9. 1. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA / 2. THE CYLON DEATH MACHINE / 3. THE TOMBS OF KOBOL / 4. THE YOUNG WARRIORS / 5. GALACTICA DISCOVERS EARTH / 6. THE LIVING LEGEND / 9. EXPERIMENT IN TERRA. 7 VOLUMES.
Toronto / New York Totem / Berkley Mass Market Paperbacks Good+ 
The first six volumes of the Battlestar Galactica series, plus volume 9. 6 7/8" H. 1. Battlestar Galactica - 244 pp, ISBN 0002220253, Totem, Toronto, 1978. "A vast and ancient Starship probes the universe for the legendary lost planet Earth - the heroic remnants of humankind battle the alien Cylon for control of the known galaxy." 2. The Cylon Death Machine - 250 pp, ISBN 0002220296, Totem, Toronto, 1979. "Starbuck and Apollo battle a planet of lost clones, mind-slaves of the Cylon warrior Vulpa, who are aiming the ultimate weapon at the embattled starfleet of humankind!" 3. The Tombs of Kobol - 215 pp, ISBN 0002220334, Totem, Toronto, 1979. "As the vast and gallant Galactica plunges into the terrifying emptiness of the Great Void, one crew-member has been left behind. Starbuck! Sent on a dangerous scouting mission, he has been lured into a trap by a renegade human-robot team who have an even more dangerous mission for him - betray humankind to the Cylon invaders!" 4. The Young Warriors - 185 pp, ISBN 0425049973, Berkley, New York, 1980, second printing. "Marooned Starbuck didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Sure, he was sick of war - but he also didn't want to spend the rest of his life stranded on this hunk of rock where he had crashed. Then he met Miri, riding like the wind on her thinking unicorn, and agreed to lead her band of guerrilla kids in their war against the Cylon killer robots." 5. Galactica Discovers Earth - 187 pp, ISBN 0425061256, Berkley, New York, 1982, third printing. "Galactica is trapped! A Cylon warfleet is lurking just a lightjump away. And Earth - hopelessly primitive! - was completely unaware that the renegade Xaviar was rearrnaging history to make the planet into his private empire. Only Captain Troy and Lieutenant Dillon knew just how dangerous Earth's predicament was." 6. The Living Legend - 180 pp, ISBN 0425052494, Berkley, New York, 1982, first printing. "A great warrior has returned to lead Galactica against its biggest challenge yet! Commander Cain, living legend of the cosmos, is marshalling his forces for a desperate counterattack against the Cylon marauders led by the ruthless Baltar. Yet, the young warriors of the besieged battlestar wonder: is the mythical 'Juggernaut' really a military genius - or just an eccentric despot made crazy by the wounds of time?" 9. Experiment in Terra - 151 pp, ISBN 0425064182, Berkley, New York, 1984, first printing. "When the ruling council of the Galactica strips Adama of his powers of supreme command, the mighty ship is thrown into chaos. As if being caught in the middle of an all-out space war wasn't enough, Baltar has escaped and is streaking across the galaxy to his Cylon allies!" Interiors - four volumes with light to moderate browning to inside of covers, all volumes have very light to light toning to pages; volume 2 has large bookstore stamp on inside of front cover; volume 5 has two bookstore stamps on first page, tiny stain at fore-edge of frst eight pages and a small date notation on inside of rear cover; volume 6 has two bookstore stamps on first page. Exteriors - browning to most edges of text blocks (except volume 3 which has a faded blue coloring), most spines have a slight lean, light edge wear, crease on spine of volume 2, faint creases on spines of volumes 5 and 6, very light rubbing to some covers, light wrinkling to front cover of volume 2, two small sticker removal marks on front cover of volume 6. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Peter Beauchamp, Hazel Hunt, June D Troy, Peter Razzell, Peter Wilson Coldham.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. JUNE 1998. VOL. 26 NO. 2. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1998. 
Paging runs 41 - 80 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The Queen's Peace: Lawmen officiating in the control of itinerants in Elizabethan England; The Dorcas Society: Religion, philanthropy and community - the interrelationshi ps in a Dorset fishing village in the 1880s; Ephemera - the Editor's jottings; Federation News; What a difference a date makes; Same-name children - alive or dead?; Notes and news insert; Felons transported to America; Correspondence; Deat h s ; B o o k r eviews; Readers' queries; Library update; Additions to the library and documents collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear/wrinkling, one very small corner crease. V er y Go o d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 Magee, Michael. Foreword by E.P. Taylor. CHAMPIONS.
Nelson Canada 1980 0176007733 / 9780176007737 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Pat Bayes, Photographs. 
191 pp, 11 3/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs. "In the long history of thoroughbred racing, there has never been a decade like the seventies. (It) opened with Northern Dancer's son Nijinsky II winning England's Triple Crown, the first horse to do so in thirty-five years. And in the United States, where the Triple Crown had gone unclaimed since 1948, the decade saw no less than three Triple Crown winners: Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed. From Ascot to Belmont to Woodbine and Chantilly, the great horses thrilled racing enthusiasts. 'Champions' traces the careers of these horses, explores their characters and capacities. These are stories of speed and courage, tenacity and strength." Contents: Foreword; Affirmed; Alleged; Allez France; Dahlia; Exceller; Forego; Grundy; Mill Reef; The Minstrel; Nijinsky II; Northern Dancer; Red Rum; Seattle Slew; Secretariat; Spectacular Bird; Troy; Youth; Epilogue; The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, 1979; A Portfolio of Races, Records and Bloodlines. Small light area of old tape glue at top/bottom edge od free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing to panels. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
13 Pennick, Nigel. CELTIC SACRED LANDSCAPES.
London Thames & Hudson 1996 0500016666 / 9780500016664 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w drawings. "From the original Celtic site of the castle at Tintagel, passing through the sacred forest of Broceliande in Brittany and on to the monastery of Scelig Mhichil off the coast of Ireland, Nigel Pennick takes us on an exhilarating spiritual and historical tour of the Celtic holy places of Europe. He delves into the mystery and lore behind the power of sacred trees and stones; springs and wells as places of healing; holy mountains as centres of geomythic energies; sacred caves; holy islands; sanctified earthworks and cities; paths and trackways; places for demons and supernatural beings; the visible instances of the divine in hidden temples; and the holy places of the Celtic saints. Through these themes, supported by a wide-ranging gazetteer of sites, he reveals the continuing importance of the Celtic tradition to us today." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, light fading to color on half of the top of the text block, two small wrinkles on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears - taped, minor browning at top edge of flaps, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MIRROR OF THE PAST.  2 VOLUME SET.  CONTAINS:  A DISTANT MIRROR:  THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY & THE MARCH OF FOLLY:  FROM TROY TO VIETNAM., Tuchman, Barbara W.
14 Tuchman, Barbara W. THE MIRROR OF THE PAST. 2 VOLUME SET. CONTAINS: A DISTANT MIRROR: THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY & THE MARCH OF FOLLY: FROM TROY TO VIETNAM.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
673 pp, 419 pp, 10" H. Bound in full black cloth with gold lettering on spines, gold decorations on front boards. Gold slip case with black lettering on front panel. Colour plates. "The March of Folly" gas minor wrinkle at top of spine, "A Distant Mirror" has tiny soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has dome light edge wear and some light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs, two large faint rub marks across rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD., Wilkens, Iman.
15 Wilkens, Iman. WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1991, first U.S. edition. 
365 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312059949 Map endpapers, b&w maps, plans, drawings, reproductions. "Arguing, convincingly, that the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey' do not fit the topography, geology, climate, and oceanic tidal patterns of the eastern Mediterranean, Wilkens relocates the Homeric scene in western Europe and the northern Atlantic, revealing the precise site of Troy itself and the plain on which the Trojan War was fought. By examining the texts in det ail, Wilkens has identified over 400 place-names in western Europe and concludes that the original oral version was composed by Homer several hundred years before it was written down. He reveals that the Trojan War was fought on a far larger scale than previously thought, by Celts from regions as far apart as Scandinavia and Spain, and that the 'Odyssey' provided an oral map for illiterate Celtic seafarers - an extraordinary and enlightening journey into prehistory that is as exciting as the voyages of Odysseus. Thanks to Wilkens' patient detective work, many of the most puzzling aspects of Homer's epic poems now fall into place, enabling the reader - perhaps for the first time - to understand fully the meaning and significance of Euro pe's oldest literary masterpieces.' Very light dust soiling on top of textblock, minor soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge w ear, very light edge wrinkling, light creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at bottom of front flap, light rubbing to glossy surfaces, very small faint scuff on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 


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