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1 VERLINDEN PRODUCTIONS CATALOG NO. 17 - 2000.
O'Fallon, MO Verlinden 2000 1930607466 / 9781930607460 Soft Cover Fine 
112 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color. Sections; Verlinden Publications; Figures - 1:35 Scale; Printed & Photo-Etched Accessories; VP Super Value; Accessories for Tanks, Figures & Dioramas 1:35 Scale; Armor Update & Detail Sets 1:35 Scale; Submarines 1:35 Scale; Ceramic Buildings & Accessories 1:35 Scale; Resin Diorama Bases & Accessories; Ceramic Buildings & Accessories 120MM; Fantasy Series - 150MM; Figures & Busts - 200MM; Busts & Weapons - 1:4 Scale; Decals & Dry Transfers - All Scales; 1:24 - 1:25 Scale Figures; Super Scale 120MM Figures; Historical Figures - 120MM; Historical Busts - 1:3 & 1:5 Scale; North and South; The Pirates; Napoleonic Era - 120MM; Vehicles and Accessories - 1:15 Scale; Gear & Accessories - 1:15 Scale; Aircraft Accessories. Clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHILDREN OF THE BENARES:  A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS., Barker, Ralph.
2 Barker, Ralph. CHILDREN OF THE BENARES: A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS.
Methuen, London, 1987, first edition. 
172 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413423107 B&w photographs. "When the passenger liner 'City of Benares' sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940 she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Brit ain, bound under a government-sponsored scheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the c i v i l i s ed world. Of 406 people on board 256 were lost - including, at first count, 83 of the evacuee children. In Britain and the Commonwealth the reaction was one of righteous indignation, accompanied by an intense desire for retribution. N or w as t he propaganda value neglected, a broadcast by King George VI the day after the news broke being clearly directed at neutral America. 'The world,' he said, 'could have no clearer proof of the wickedness against which we fight than th is fou l d eed '. Su s picions subsequently arose, however, that the British authorities had quite as much to answer for as the Nazis. Parents who, despite many misgivings, had entrusted their children to the scheme when invasion threatened, began to ask que stio ns when t hey learned that the promised naval escort had abandoned the convoy twenty-one hours before the 'Benares' was sunk. Allegations that crew members rushed the boats, that emergency equipment had failed, and that the whol e vo yage had b een u nde rtake n u nder the blight of racial prejudice, demanded a formal investigation. But somehow this was avoided, and the scandal was successfully hushed up. Ralph Barker, after a vivid and poignant reconstruction of the disa ster, turn s his attent ion to wha t re ally happened behind the scenes at the Admiralty and the Ministry of Shipping. The result is a harrowing story of human fallibility and human survival." Light to moderate browning to pages and edges of text block , mino r wrin kling a t to p/botto m of spine. Dust jacket has two areas of light edge wrinkling, Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AMONG THE GENTLY MAD:  PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
3 Basbanes, Nicholas A. AMONG THE GENTLY MAD: PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
New York Henry Holt 2002 0805051597 / 9780805051599 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) delightfully discursive twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that combines a fresh respect for proven methods of acquisition with sound advice on how to use the exciting electronic tools now available. Drawing on the superb insight he has gathered from some of the world's most notable collectors, dealers, and librarians, (the author) offers a penetrating consideration of the pastime as it enters an era in which 'everything', it seems, has become collectible, an era in which the computer has become an indispensable tool. For newcomers, this book presents the rare opportunity to look over the shoulders of accomplished book hunters, all with their own successful strategies, as they pursue their prey, to glean some invaluable tips from the pros. Along with conveying the thrill of the chase, their stories remind readers that good books bought shrewdly are 'always' wise inventments. Traditionalists who believe that preparation and knowledge remain the soundest foundations for success will not be disappointed by Basbane's contention that for all the wonders of the Internet, there is still no substitute for going out into the field, meeting up with kindred spirits at book fairs, open shops, auctions, and flea markets, and learning how to 'handle the goods' from people who have been there. At the same time, he questions the relevance of a few axioms that have been accepted as gospel, while explaining the timeless wisdom of others." Tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny scuff at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair. BATA: SHOEMAKER TO THE WORLD.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724168 / 9780773724167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving the liviing standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money. At the time, Tom had no idea of the challenges he would face in fulfilling that promise. Not only was he ill-equipped, at age eighteen, to step into the shoes of an acknowledged business genius, creator of the largest shoe manufacturing and retailing organization in the world. Worse than that, fate was about to deal him a series of painful blows. The subjugation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia, by the Nazis was followed by an acrimonious family rift, the expropriation by Communist regimes of all his holdings in Eastern and Central Europe and, in other parts of the world, economic and political upheavals that threatened the survival of the newly resuscitated Bata organization. Yet Bata actually thrived on the sudden change and adversity. From his new home base in Canada he built, this side of the Iron Curtain, a global empire that employs 70,000 people and plays an important part in the economies of many developing countries. (This) is the story of the man, his family and their business." Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Boulton, D'Arcy. Edited and with introduction by John Gellner. SKETCH OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Baxter Publishing 1961 Numbered, Limited Reprint Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Signed by publisher & editor.
91 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red simulated leather boards with gilt lettering/banding on spine and gilt lettering in oval border on front cover. Green cloth covered slipcase. No. 532 of an unspecified limited edition, signed by the publisher and editor on the limitation page. Volume 1 of The Canadian Heritage Series Library Edition. B&w map and tipped-in frontispiece. Originally published in London in 1805. This volume includes an "Introduction to the First Modern Edition". Contents: Dedication; Preface; General View of the Country; On the Produce and Value of Land; Advantages of this Traffic; Particular Account of Upper Canada; Particular Account of the Townships of Lancaster, Charlottenburgh, Cornwall, and Osnaburgh; Townships of Williamsburgh, Edwardsburgh, Johnstown, Augusta, Elizabethtown, Yonge, Lansdowne, Leeds; Townships of Pittsburgh, Kingston, Ernest-town, Kent, Ec.; Account of York, the Seat of Government; Holland River, Lake Simcoe, Ec.; Niagara River, Detroit, Thamses, Fort Erie, Ec.; Lake Erie, Woodhouse, Charlotteville, Detroit, Sandwich, Chatham, Ec.; Appendix, or, List of Town-ships not mentioned in the preceding Chapters. Tiny scuff on top edge of rear board. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing and dust soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
GERMANY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY:  THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF THE LITERARY REVIVAL., Bruford, W.H.
6 Bruford, W.H. GERMANY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF THE LITERARY REVIVAL.
London Cambridge Univesity Press 1959 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
354 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w frontispiece, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Preface; Political Structure and System of Government ('Kleinstaaterei' / Benevolent Despotism); The Old Order of Society - Nobility and Peasantry (The Nobility in General / Courts and Courtiers / The Agrarian Economy / The Peasant / The Country Gentleman); The New Order of Society - The Middle Class (Retrospect / German Trade and Industry in the Eighteenth Century and Its Chief Centres / Municipal Government and the Structure of Town Society / Architecture of the Towns. Private Life, Outlook and Education of the Townsman / The Professional Class); Reactions on Literature (The Profession of Letters / The Influences of Political, Economic and Social Factors on Literature); Appendices (German Money and Its Value in the Eighteenth Century: Weights and Measures / Statistical Survey of the German States Before the Napoleonic Wars, Their Size and Revenues); Bibliography; Index; Map. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some minor wrinkles in cloth, three tiny corner bumps, very light browning to edges of text block, tiny dent on bottom edge of both boards, tiny crease at bottom edge of page leaf 217/218. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate ege wrinkling, tiny tears at top/bottom of spine (archivally taped), minor soiling, light browning on spine, minor browning on flap-folds, soft crease down front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOER WAR DIARY OF SOL T. PLAATJE.  AN AFRICAN AT MAFEKING., Comaroff, John L., editor.  (Sol T. Plaatje.)
7 Comaroff, John L., editor. (Sol T. Plaatje.) THE BOER WAR DIARY OF SOL T. PLAATJE. AN AFRICAN AT MAFEKING.
Cardinal, London, 1976. 
160 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0351155481 "For decades Sol Plaatje's diary lay buried under a heap of old papers and documents in a Barolong village near Mafeking. It was only when anthropologist John Comaroff told the villagers t hat he was interested in written records that Plaatje's grandson produced an old scrapbook containing this Boer War diary. Dr Comaroff realised that this was a historical document of rare value. The siege of Mafeking was presented in an e n t i r e l y n ew way: through the eyes of one of the many Africans who lived through grim months in the Boer-besieged town." Interior - one page with small corner crease, light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership m ar ks . E xt er i or - light edge wear, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, small soft wrinkle and ghost sticker mark on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WASHINGTON STING., Conconi, Charles and House, Toni.
8 Conconi, Charles and House, Toni. THE WASHINGTON STING.
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, 1979, second impression. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Here is the dramatic and only inside account of the undercover police-FBI fencing operation - featuring cops in the guise of syndicate soldiers - whose stunning success put the 'Washington Sting' in headlines across the nation. Word was out on the street in Washington, D.C., that one of the best fences in years was working out of a warehouse on 25th Place, NE. PFF Inc., run by 'mob-connected' Italians, was buyi n g u p s t o len guns, office equipment, anything with resale value. Thieves all over the Washington area were soon submitting to the hard dealing of the gun-wielding Mafiosi, looking for quick cash and an association with the mighty aristocracy o f c ri me . As t he fence's main man, Pasquale Larocca, critically examined the typewriter or rifle offered across his bulletproof counter, and in one corner Mike Franzino cradled his shotgun in casual warning, there was no suspicion of a weapo n d ea dl y i n a d i ffe ren t way: a videotape machine which recorded every transaction from behind an unnoticed one-way mirror. 'Pasquale Larocca' and 'Mike Franzino' were the aliases of two of the undercover team of police and FBI men organize d to fi ght Was hing ton 's hig h la rceny statistics down at the underworld source. And five months after the opening of 'Police-FBI Fencing, Incognito' - five months of tense bargaining with suspicious professionals and comic encounters with f awnin g fl unki es an d pro stit ute s - t he fe nce closed around more than 200 criminals invited to meet a New York 'Don' at a party hosted by Larocca. They met, instead, with police. The single account of the caper written with the cooperation of the poli ce an d FBI and wi th fu ll a ccess to the incriminating videotapes, here is a true story of police politics and mayhem, streetwise ingenuity and volatile temperaments, told to authentic narrative effect with complete, uncensored detai l." Ve ry lig ht bro wning to edge s of t extbl ock, l ight wr inkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, very light browning on flap-folds and edges of rear panel, minor s oiling. Very G ood/Ver y Good - 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA:  KENT.  FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH., Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by.
9 Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by. CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA: KENT. FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH.
Hutchinson, London, 1977. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091252407 B&w reproductions, double-page map. "William Camden provided in his 'Britannia' a historical and topographical survey, county by county, of England - and to a lesser extent - of Scotland and Ireland. Since he travelled the country at the vital period when the monasteries had only just been dissolved and before the destruction of ancient monuments in the Civil War and later centuries, his book remains a primar y s o u r c e o f great value. Yet, to be restored to its full usefulness as a tool for the modern archaeologist, historian and topographer, it requires comprehensive annotation in the light of subsequent research. This immense task has been und er t ak en b y Dr G o rd on Copley, who has himself an enviable reputation in all three of these allied fields. He has collected and collated information from any sources, and personally travelled thousands of miles to visit the sites mentioned b y C am den as th ey ca n b e see n today. This opening volume of a series intended to cover the same ground described by the Tudor historian shows how much, despite the destruction of time and the vandalism of the developer, survives of our hist oric he rita ge. Not th e le ast of its attractions is the rich turn of phrase which makes the notes a joy to read, and rivals the quality of Gough's English verion of Camden's original Latin." Tiny dint on front free endpaper - migrates into preli mina ry pa ges. Dus t ja cket hasl igh t edg e wrinkling, 1/2" chip at top of front panel and 1/2" tear at top of rear panel - both repaired with cellotape, old price label and two corner creases on front flap, minor rubbing, light soiling a nd a f ew li ght fi nger marks, very ligh t bro wnin g. Ve ry Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Cottesloe, Colonel Lord, C.B. THE ENGLISHMAN AND THE RIFLE.
Herbert Jenkins, London, n.d., - states 'first printing' and preface is dated 1945. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark green boards with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Color frontispiece, sepia tone photographs, reproductions. "The rifle is a weapon full of romance and interest. The present work treats on it on broad lines in a way never before attempted. The history of its development in succession to the bow and the musket is described, its close connection with home defence by civilians is shown and its uses in various forms of war, for sport, and a t the target are explained. Its value as a link with the King's Dominions overseas is indicated. An account is given of its power and accuracy and of the mysterious flight of the bullet through the air, and this without technicalities unfamiliar to the ordinary reader..." Interior - previous owners name and small gift notation on front free endpaper, clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS., Cox, Peter A.  Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson.  Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise.
11 Cox, Peter A. Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson. Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise. THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS.
Timber Press, Beaverton, OR, 1985, first American edition. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0881920142 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, colour illustrations. "The author surveys smaller rhododendrons in their natural habitat, their distribution, ecology and introduction into cultivation, and then moves on to garden cultivation, examining shelter, shade, climate, hardiness and plant associations. The chapter on planting and maintenance covers soil preparation, planting, feeding, pruning, diseases and pests. One of Pete r Cox's strengths is the personal experience he brings to the subject, and this is reflected in a description of the climate and conditions at Glendoik, Perth, where a large percentage of the plants mentioned in the book have been grown with s o m e s u ccess. Personal experience shows also in the detailed species descriptions, the largest part of the book, in which cultivation history, botanical characteristics, and garden value are assessed in great detail. There is of course a cla ss if ic at i on o f the species. Hybrids and hybridization are described more fully than before (the author gives some pointers for future efforts here), and there is an account of propagation techniques. With its list of recommended species and hy bri ds, ga rd ens , n urseries and societies, (this book) offers an immense amount of detailed, up-to-date information, its value enhanced by the practicality readers have come to expect of this author." Small bump at bottom corner of boards a nd a t bo ttom of rea r hi nge, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION MANIFESTOS 1918-1966., Craig, F.W.S., compiler/editor.
12 Craig, F.W.S., compiler/editor. BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION MANIFESTOS 1918-1966.
Political Reference Publications, Chichester, 1970, first edition. 
303 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 09000178035 "(A) complete collection of the full official texts of the manifestos issued by the three major parties in Britain - Conservative, Labour, Liberal - at the fourteen General Ele ctions from December 1918 until March 1966. Apart from its obvious value as a work of political reference, the book provides a fascinating study of the many changes which have taken place in the election platforms of the parties during the pa s t f i f ty years. (It) has been compiled from the original manifestos printed by the parties and each document is reproduced verbatim. A summary of the General Election results has been added for the convenience of readers." Appendices: The La bo ur Ma ni fe stos of 1910; Manifestos for Wales and Scotland. Addendum: The General Election of 1970. Light edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light rubbing. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, minor edge wear/wrinkling, small ar ea o f l igh t w rinkling at bottom of front panel, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
13 Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan. A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.
Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island Breton Books 1993 1895415284 / 9781895415285 Soft Cover Very Good 
249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling - and then she lets the person tell it as they told it to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still cling to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales - miraculous in detail and in that they managed to survive. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling that a folklorist can expect along the way. Helen kept it all. And read as a whole, the reality and intensity of those smaller pieces reveals their value in among the more finished, well-told tales. (This) is a Maritime treasure." Interior - crease at bottom corner of page leaf 89/90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, minor soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND., Daniels, Jeffery.  Drawings by Leonora Ison.
14 Daniels, Jeffery. Drawings by Leonora Ison. ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Educational), London, 1968. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 298762102 B&w drawings, floor plans, elevations. "Illustrated with over 70 line drawings and plans, the text spans over 2,000 years of architecture in England. The account begins with a discussion of the villas, camps and roads of Roman Britain, and shows how this heritage slowly decayed, giving way to the Romanesque imported by the conquering Normans. The soaring Gothic of the middle ages yields in its turn to another E u r o p e a n influence, the Renaissance, which acquires its own English character. The Baroque, Pallandian and Neo-Classic movements are then analysed, and the survey is brought right up to date with the industrial and scientific revolutions of t he n in et ee nt h and twentieth centuries, and their effects on techniques and styles. Dominant architectural styles are fully defined and illustrated, and the many examples given will stimulate a study in depth by means of visits to churches, ho use s, cas tle s, mus eu ms and modern streets and office blocks. The special value of this book for the student of architecture is the care taken by the author to illustrate his text at every point, with examples drawn from every field of arch itec ture - eccl esia sti cal and secular, domestic and institutional." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has one small closed tear, very light edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHY NOT?  WRITE RHYME AND RELAX.  THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF WRITING JUST FOR FUN., Dowsett, Frank.
15 Dowsett, Frank. WHY NOT? WRITE RHYME AND RELAX. THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF WRITING JUST FOR FUN.
My Own Publishing Company, Toronto, n.d. 
56 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Illustrated with the author's drawings. A handlettered book about using your creativity to relax by writing various types of poetry (limericks, couplets, sonnets, haiku, etc.). Interior - area of wa viness at bottom edge of pages 37 to 56 - probably due to previous dampness, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning, minor soiling, a few tiny stains on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA 95.  THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS., Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth.
16 Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth. CANADA 95. THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS.
Canada Canada Post Corporation 1995 066059837X / 9780660598376 Hard Cover Near Fine 
66 pp, 10 3/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped maple leaf and lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, colour and b&w photographs, drawings throughout. Colour illustrated slipcase. Contains 68 stamps (collated), which have been removed from the original envelope and inserted into the protective plastic sleeves on the appropriate pages - face value over $32.00. Louisbourg (5); Manitoba 125 (1); Bridges (4); Golf (5); Group of Seven (7); New Members (3); Historic Vehicles (6); Alfred Pellan (1); Comic Book Superheroes (5); Lunenburg Academy (1); The Arctic (5); Christmas - Emile Brunet Stone Carvings (3); Animal Migration - Canada/Mexico (4) 1945 (4); The Holocaust (1); United Nations (1); La Francophonie (1); 30th Anniversary of Flag (1); Definitive Stamps (8); Greeting Stamps (2). Bilingual text (English/French). Book and slipcase are in fine condition. Minor wear on edges of original envelope that contained stamps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
PERSIAN ART.  CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN COLLECTION., Ettinghausen, Richard, introduction.
17 Ettinghausen, Richard, introduction. PERSIAN ART. CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN COLLECTION.
Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, 1972. 
Unpaginated, 4to (12 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket with additional clear mylar cover. Introductory essay plus colour and b&w illustrations with captions. "This Album, published on the occasion of the celebrations of the 2500th Anniversary of the Iranian Monarchy, presents a selection of the Persian works of art in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum from the sections of Ceramics, Textiles and Artistic Books. The criterion adopted for this selection was, generally speaking, the quality and a esthetic value of the items included and, for some of them, their rarity as well. In the Ceramics and Textiles sections the mains centres of production are represented, such as Rayy, Kashan, Tabriz, Herat and Isfahan, and in the Artistic B o o k s s e c t ion the important schools of Shiraz and Mashhad, as well as some fine specimens of 17th century bindings." Very Light browning in margins of pages and on edges of textblock, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
18 Evans, A. Margaret and Barker, C.A.V. CENTURY ONE: A HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, 1874-1974.
Guelph, Ontario Self-published 1976 0969069000 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
516 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. "Few people appreciate the significant contribution made by veterinarians to the economic importance of the livestock industry, the quality of small animals and the control of diseases affecting public health throughout Canada. The increasing value of such work is largely due to the efforts of the profession itself, particularly in the province of Ontario. Human survival still depends on animals and animal products. To that close relationship the veterinarian brings the benefits of modern science; his professional skill and integrity today defend the economic and physical well-being of all citizens. In a fast-flowing but detailed narrative, the authors review the early years of the O.V.A., its emphasis on high ethical and scientific standards and a long struggle for adequate statutory recognition. These advances have been closely linked to the remarkable role of the Ontario Veterinary College throughout the century. The book also traces the rise of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to its position of national influence. In Canada, the profession is unique in that close collaboration with all levels of government is constantly required. The control and suppression of rabies is only one example - perhaps the best know to the public." Dust jacket has tiny tear/wrinkling at top of front hinge - archivally taped, minor soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (Bill Goldsmith, Richard West, Deborah Lee, Manfred Bergman, Phil Attlee, Dickon Pollard.) STAMP MAGAZINE. SEPTEMBER 2004. VOLUME 70, NO. 09.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2004. 
130 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: Big issues (Deborah Lee's report on the best new issues); Cinderella Corner (Another look at dealer publicity labels); Bahrain, E. Arabia & Kuwait (Dickon Pollard examines KGVI varieties); GB Stamp Art Exclusive! (Richard West conducts an extensive interview with the Royal Mail's design team); Auction Facts Auction Special! (The A to Z o f f a b u l o u s auction facts); Best Sellers Auction Special! (Bill Goldsmith examines the top 10 highest prices ever achieved at philatelic auctions); British Library Gems (The fabulous Zurich 4 rappen strip of five); Focus on Estonia (The posta l h is to ry a nd s ta mps of Estonia); GB landmark issues (The 1939-48 George VI high-value definitives); Olympic Collection Exclusive! (The IOC's Director of Philately, Manfred Bergman writes exclusively about Olympic philately); The Pocket Chan ce ll or (Au str ia' s C han cel lor Dolfuss commemoratives) + monthy departments. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLEFIELD WALKER'S HANDBOOK., Featherstone, Donald.
20 Featherstone, Donald. THE BATTLEFIELD WALKER'S HANDBOOK.
Airlife, (Shrewsbury, 1998). 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions, maps/battle plans/walking tours. "The author has selected eleven wars that took place in six different countries as examples. These include the battles of Crecy and Waterloo, The Peninsular War, Rorke's Drift and the Zulu War, Saratoga and the American War of Independence and Gettysburg in the American Civil War. He has chosen to concentrate on specific battles notable for their colour, interest and histor ic value. He gives extensive details on the background of each battle and adds his own memories and anecdotes, illustrating them with maps and photographs. The author explains the sequences of each battle, utilising maps of the areas as t h e y w e r e at the time of the war and as they are today..." Covers: Crecy 26 August 1346; Waterloo 18 June 1815; Salamanca 22 July 1812; Rorke's Drift 22/23 January 1879; Majuba Hill 27 February 1881; Spion Kop 23/24 January 1900; Saratoga 19 September and 7 October 1777; Queenston Heights 13 October 1812; Gettysburg 1-3 July 1863. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. NF/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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