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THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS:  A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE., Berry, Adrian.  Introduction by Patrick Moore.
1 Berry, Adrian. Introduction by Patrick Moore. THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS: A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE.
London Jonathan Cape 1974 0224009664 / 9780224009669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
224 pp, 8 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "To Arthur "Sceptic" / With all / best wishes. / Adrian Berry / 25 June 1974". The author's first book. Adrian Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose, a British hereditary peer, was a journalist and author of several books. In this one he "provokes thought about man's role in the whole cosmos in a totally new way, and his ideas will have lasting relevance. For the sheer scale of its undertaking and for the wealth of astronomical knowledge that lies behind it, 'The Next Ten Thousand Years' opens the reader's mind to the rich possibilities the universe holds for us all." Chapter headings; The New Atlantis; No Limits to Growth; Three Assumptions; The Beckoning Moon; The Lunarians; Venus, the Hell-World; Making it Rain in Hell; The Astronaut's Shrunken Head; Voyage Through a Hidden Universe; The Search for Habitable Worlds; The Vision of John von Neumann; Flying City-States; Building the Giant Sphere; The God of Spinoza; Appendix A: A Do-it-yourself Guide to the Special Theory of Relativity; Appendix II: Dimensions of the Solar System; Appendix III: Aspects of some problems concerned with the Construction of Dyson Spheres, by Iain K.M. Nicolson; Glossary; Bibliography; Notes and References; Index. Review slip pasted on verso of front free endpaper. Six instances of underlining with red pencil (effect could be reduced with careful erasing, but would still be somewhat discernible) on pages 22/23, very light 1/2" long soiling mark in text of page 83 - still very legible, minor wrinkling at top of spine, some light variation in color on top of text block, very tiny scuff/vrease at top corner of first 30 pages. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small area of surface paper loss at top of front hinge, several tiny and small edge tears - archivally taped, very light rubbing, some light edge wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
2 Boucher, Anthony/McComas, J. Francis, eds. (Robert Abernathy, Gordon R. Dickson, Michael Shaara, Leslie Charteris, Andre Norton, Levi Crow, Ruth Laura Wainwright, Robert A. Heinlein, T.S. Watt.) Cover art by Kirberger. THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 6, NO. 6. JUNE 1954.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1954. 
127 pp, soft cover (digest size). Contents: Heirs Apparent by Robert Abernathy; Miss Prinks by Gordon R. Dickson; Time Payment by Michael Shaara; Fish Story by Leslie Charteris; Mousetrap by Andre Norton; Warrior in Darkness by Levi Crow; Recommended Reading by the editors; Mint, in d/j by Ruth Laura Wainwright; Star Lummox (second of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; Visitors from Venus by T.S. Watt; Index to Volume 6. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II., Breuer, William B.
3 Breuer, William B. BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2005, reprint. 
220 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785819924 B&w illustrations. "Ernest Hemingway stalks U-Boats. A Belgian woman halts the Panzers. Adolf Hitler plays Santa Claus. If you think these are tall tales, guess again. I n (this book), popular author and distinguished historian William Breuer brings you more than 140 of the most bizarre, curious, and downright strange incidents from World War II. Drawing from personal interviews, official archives, and decl a s s i f i e d documents, Breuer presents little-known stories about the offbeat side of war. You'll discover how 'Venus de Milo' fooled the Germans....watch as drone boats go berserk and a British 'mystery plane' vanishes....listen as Navajo cod e- ta lk er s ig ni te a panic....and learn how Dutch boys captured nine Germans, and a group of choirboys plotted to foil Hitler." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling and rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Broughton, R. Peter. LOOKING UP: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA.
Toronto Dundurn 1994 1550022083 / 9781550022087 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "One hundred and twenty-five years ago eight men met on December 1, 1868, to form the Toronto Astronomical Club. Among them were a tailor, a teacher and a cabinet-maker. How surprised these ordinary citizens would be to see that their little group has grown into an organization of over 3000 members in all parts of the country, in the United States and overseas. Twenty-two cities from St John's to Victoria have local chapters or 'Centres' of the RASC. Novices and naturalists, amateurs and professional scientists all play important roles in this remarkable success story. General readers will be surprised to find out what amateurs can learn from the sky, at meetings and through the Society's publications. Leaders of other volunteer organizations, educators looking for ways to promote greater appreciation of science, and local historians interested in the role of the Society in the life of their communities will find helpful ideas in this book. And members themselves will be better equipped to make decisions for the future through an appreciation of the development of the Society, its individual Centres and the men and women who have led them." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small shallow dents at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top rear edge and at bottom of spine, minor rubbing, 2" faint scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
5 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
6 Davidson, Avram/Asimov, Isaac, eds. (John Brunner, Djinn Faine, Will Stanton, Josef Nesvadba, Miriam Allen de Ford, Kris Neville, Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Grendel Briarton, Frederick Bland, Ethan Ayer.) Cover art by Ed Emsh. THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. INCLUDING VENTURE SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 22, NO. 6, WHOLE NO. 133. JUNE 1962.
Mercury Press, Concord, N.H., 1962. 
130 pp, soft cover (digest size). Contents: Such Stuff by John Brunner; Daughter of Eve by Djinn Faine; The Scarecrow of Tomorrow by Will Stanton; The Xeenemuende Half-Wit by Josef Nesvadba; The Transit of Venus by Miriam Allen de Ford; Power in the Blood by Kris Neville; The Troubled Makers by Charles Foster; Science: The Egg and Wee by Isaac Asimov; Books (department) by Alfred Bester; Ferdinand Feghoot: LI by Grendel Briarton; The Fifteenth Wind of March by Frederick Bland; The Diadem by Ethan Ayer; F&SF Marketplace; Index to Volume XXII. Interior - light browning to pages along with a few light foxing marks, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and cover edges, tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock and on rear cover/spine, very light edge wear - a little more on spine, very light rubbing, spine flat and a few small wrinkles. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Iain Sinclair.
7 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Iain Sinclair. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine Marcus Stone. 
927 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. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book has a very minor bump at bottom of front hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, small bump at one front bottom corner. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
INANNA:  FROM THE MYTHS OF ANCIENT SUMER., Echlin, Kim.
8 Echlin, Kim. INANNA: FROM THE MYTHS OF ANCIENT SUMER.
Toronto Groundwood 2003 0888994966 / 9780888994967 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Linda Wolfsgruber. 
72 pp, 9 3/4" H. Decorated endpapers, colour illustrations. "Long before the Bible and the Koran, before the myths of the Greeks and Romans were set down, the people of Sumer recorded the stories of their gods and kings on cuneiform tablets. The world's oldest epic poem is the 'Epic of Gilgamesh', the tale of a hero who was part god, part man. But just in the past century a thrilling discovery was made - the four-thousand-year-old stories of his powerful sister, the goddess Inanna. Inanna is a goddess who embodies the quest for growth. Her stories tell how she develops from childish inexperiece and youthful exuberance into maturity and gains the powers to create, to destroy and to name. She is a goddess of spunk and wisdom who outwits and defies the powerful, falls in love with the shepherd Dumuzi and, like Gilgamesh, dares to seek immortality. The people of Sumer associated Inanna with the planet Venus - radiant, changeable and mysterious. They worshipped her with awe and adoration. With the guidance of Sumerian scholars, Kim Echlin has produced a moving, sensitive and knowledgeable translation of the Inanna myths. They describe an ancient goddess who was at once a great warrior, lover, nurturer, seeker of knowledge and giver of power - a figure worthy of admiration by people of any age." Very tiny bump on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
9 Gatland, Kenneth W. and Kunesch, Anthony Ma SPACE TRAVEL.
New York Philosophical Library 1953 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good Good J.W. Wood and R.A. Smith. 
205 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, tables. "Here, described with enthusiasm and authority, is not only the whole history of rocket development from the days of the first discovery of an explosive mixture before the birth of Christ, but also the latest information on the harnessing of the tremendous new propellants available today, which may soon make journeys into space a commonplace of human life. Both (authors) are technical experts in their own fields. While their working hours are concerned with terrestrial problems, their scientific curiosity and knowledge are also beamed into the outer reaches of the Ether. They have accordingly produced a series of blueprints for the construction of an artificial satellite freely revolving in its own orbit around the Earth, and for the great liners which will take off from it on their flashing journeys to starry destinations in our own solar system and even, perhaps, beyond. There are nearly 100 (illustrations): historical records of early experiments, magnificent modern photographs of the latest achievements, and in addition a series of exciting drawings, specially made for the book, of space stations and space ships, which not only fire the imagination, but are precise in every detail." Light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1" bump/creases at bottom edge of rear board, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge, one or two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling, very small bump to bottom edge of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Grant, Michael. Introduction by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. POMPEII & HERCULANEUM: CITIES OF VESUVIUS.
London Folio Society 2005 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Reginald Piggott, maps. 
196 pp, 9 15/16" H. Bound in khaki-coloured full cloth, blocked with a design in black and gold by Nick Hardcastle, gold lettering on spine. Map endpapers, colour plates, b&w plans/maps. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Acknowledgements; The History of Pompeii and Herculaneum; Vesuvius; The Towns and Their Meeting Places; Temples, Gods and Goddesses, and Philosophers; Private Houses in Town and Country; Paintings, Mosaics and Furniture; Farms and Trades; Public Life and Sexual Life; Epilogue; Select Bibliography; Index. "The text of this edition is that of the (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971) first edition, with minor emendations." Small light bump at top corner of both boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THROO.  WISE CRACKING C'ODES FROM THE LUNAR PLEXUS., Kemp, Penn(y).
11 Kemp, Penn(y). THROO. WISE CRACKING C'ODES FROM THE LUNAR PLEXUS.
Moonstone, Goderich, Ontario, 1988. 
95 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0920259200 B&w illustrations. Contents: for Tara; for Artemis; for Hathor; for Changing Women; for Venus; for Hecate; for Persephone; for Demeter; for Hera. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership mark s. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA, BULLETIN 24/1974.  MILLET'S "SAINT JEROME TEMPTED" AND "OEDIPUS TAKEN DOWN FROM TREE": DISCOVERY OF LOST PAINTING / CLODIAN STATUETTE IN NATIONAL GALLERY / MASSIMILIANO SOLDANI'S "VENUS PLUCKING THE WINGS OF CUPID, Laughton, Bruce; Hodgkinson, Terence; Montagu, Jennifer.
12 Laughton, Bruce; Hodgkinson, Terence; Montagu, Jennifer. NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA, BULLETIN 24/1974. MILLET'S "SAINT JEROME TEMPTED" AND "OEDIPUS TAKEN DOWN FROM TREE": DISCOVERY OF LOST PAINTING / CLODIAN STATUETTE IN NATIONAL GALLERY / MASSIMILIANO SOLDANI'S "VENUS PLUCKING THE WINGS OF CUPID
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1974. 
36 pp, 10" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Millet's "Saint Jerome Tempted" and "Oedipus Taken Down from the Tree": The Discovery of a Lost Painting; A Clodian Statuette in the National Gallery of Canada; Massimilian o Soldani's "Venus Plucking the Wings of Cupid". The main text is in English with 'Resumes' in French, captions in English and French. Interior - minor browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slig h t d a r k e n ing to edges of front cover, light rubbing on rear cover, small museum label on rear cover, light soiling. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Oates, Joan. BABYLON. REVISED & ENLARGED EDITION.
London Folio Society 2005 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good 
294 pp, 9 15/16" H. Bound in khaki-coloured full cloth, blocked with a design in black and gold by Nick Hardcastle, gold lettering on spine. Map endpapers, colour and b&w plates, b&w plans, map, table of pictographic script. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** Contents: Preface (to the Folio Society edition), Preface to the Revised Edition (1986); Abbreviations; Introduction; From Sargon to Hammurapi; The Old Babylonian Period; Kassites and Chaldaeans; Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians and Greeks; The Legacy of Babylon; Appendix: Mesopotamian Chronlogy; Select Bibliography; Index. "The text of this edition is that of the (Thames & Hudson) revised edition published in 1986, with some further revisions by the author." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, small light bump at top corner of both boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 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
 
 
WALTER CRANE., Spencer, Isobel.
15 Spencer, Isobel. WALTER CRANE.
New York Macmillan 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Crane. 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "More than any other artist of the time Walter Crane appears at the center of the great surge of interest in the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. He was the driving force behind the Arts and Crafts movement, a children's book illustrator, designer of textiles, tiles, stained glass and ceramics, and a painter who enjoyed a reputation on the Continent as the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites. Long before his name came to be associated with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott as the outstanding artists for the nursery, his brightly colored series of Toy Books ensured him a wide reputation. His fame led to commissions for nursery wallpaper, and from there to fabrics, ceramics, mosaic, stained glass, and gesso relief. As President of the Art Workers' Guild Exhibition Society he was a more strenuous advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement than his friend, William Morris, and traveled abroad with his work, specifically helping the formation of an American Arts and Crafts movement. Crane's early paintings embody the romantic medievalism of Rossetti and Burne-Jones, but he soon used poetry and painting as a means to express his growing interest in new philosophical ideas. Ultimately he was converted to socialism - a cause he embraced wholeheartedly, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Federation, the Fabians, and Morris's Socialist League. He gladly made his art servant to his beliefs, producing political cartoons and trade union banners. This is the first major study of Crane's life and work to be published since his death in 1915. Isobel Spencer, a past lecturer in the history of art at Glasgow College of Art, includes in her scholarly study of the man and his work the full range of Crane's many artistic activities." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corners of boards, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
STARGAZERS AND GRAVEDIGGERS:  MEMOIRS TO "WORLDS IN COLLISION"., Velikovsky, Immanuel.
16 Velikovsky, Immanuel. STARGAZERS AND GRAVEDIGGERS: MEMOIRS TO "WORLDS IN COLLISION".
William Morrow, New York, 1983, first edition. 
346 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068801545X "With the publication of Immanuel Velikovsky's 'Worlds in Collision' in 1950 a bombshell burst upon the literary and scientific scene whose reverberations continue to this da y. Even prior to publication, the book was the subject of intense controversy. In it, Velikovsky suggested a catastrophic history of the solar system, which at once resolved innumerable historical, astronomical, and geological enigmas, while also challenging more than a few hallowed scientific dogmas. Through a concerted campaign of letter writing, a successful boycott of the original publisher's textbook department was undertaken by an elite group of American astronomers. Even as (it) hover ed at the top of the national best-sellers lists, the publisher was forced to suspend publication of the book, and another firm, which had no vulnerable textbook division, took it on. Here for the first time is the full account of what actually tran spired." Cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, light browning to top edge of boards, tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light browning at edges, minor wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing. Very Good/ Very Good 
Price: 77.50 USD
 


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