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CATCH ME A NIGHTINGALE., Ash, Joan.
1 Ash, Joan. CATCH ME A NIGHTINGALE.
Robert Hale, London, 1991, first edition. 
202 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0709046049 "The ward settles down for a quiet night. A serene, starched nurse soothes the brow of a grateful patient as the lamplight flickers. Bleep! Cardiac arrest! The crash team lea ps into action, skidding along the corridors, etiquette abandoned in the vital race against time. It is in these frantic seconds that a sister, weighing her responsibilities and priorities, must make efficient, professional decisions - deci s i o n s w h ich could mean the difference between life and death. In her autobiography, Joan Ash contrasts her wartime nursing experiences in India with the National Health Service as she found it on her return in 1973. She shows us the day-to- da y fr us tr a ti on s and joys of nursing, the individuals that people the wards, and the resilient dedication of these latter-day Florence Nightingales." book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Nea r F in e/N ear Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC:  TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS., Buckland, Raymond.
2 Buckland, Raymond. BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC: TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS.
San Francisco Weiser 2010 1578634679 / 9781578634675 Soft Cover Very Good 
205 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Weaving together lore, legend, and practices, (this book) revives the beliefs, spell-craft, and healing wisdom of the Romani people. From hexes and healing to tea leaves and tarot, the circle of the family and the rituals of death, this enchanted volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Discover the shuvani's secrets for love, craft a talisman for vitality, and cast the Gypsy Seven tarot spread. Learn how to: Pay down the Devil to prevent an unhappy marriage; Use a traditional breadboard to divine the future; Bring your lover to you across land and sea; Maintain harmony in your home; Recognize weather omens and predict coming storms; Cure headaches with a ritual, prevent baldness with rosemary, and dozens of other healing secrets. Join Raymond Buckland around the campfire to hear stories of werewolves and vampires, mistaken identity, persecution and perseverance. Learn how the gypsy people have for centuries used wisdom and enchantments to ensure good health, happy families, and heart's desire." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light crease down spine, tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
BLEAK HOUSE., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Peter Ackroyd.
3 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Peter Ackroyd. BLEAK HOUSE.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz" 
874 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 minor rubbing to leather at top/bottom of hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, a very small dent at on lower rear edge. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
4 Duncan, Dave. THE KING'S BLADES TRILOGY. 1. THE GILDED CHAIN. 2. LORD OF THE FIRE LANDS. 3. SKY OF SWORDS. 3 VOLUME SET.
Avon, (New York, 1999/1st., 2000/2nd., 2001/Ist printings). 
396 pp + previews, 456 pp, 450 pp, + previews, paperbacks. "As unwanted, rebellious boys, they found refuge in Ironhall...Years later they emerged as the finest swordsmen in the realm...they are bound by magic to defend their noble wards...to the death!" Interiors - a small area of wviness to fore-edge of a few preview pages in vol. 3, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, a few tiny scuffs on rear cover of vol. 2, faint to light creases on spines, vol.1 slightly cocked, thumbing to fore-edge of textblocks of vols. 1 & 3. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Meyers, Roy. DESTINY AND THE DOLPHINS.
New York Ballantine 1969 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
210 pp, 7" H. "Sir John Averill, sometimes known as Triton, was a unique creature. At least until a scientific accident produced two females who, like himself, were able to live in the upperair but whose natural habitat was under water. All three, Triton, Vinca and Syn, spent their childhood years being raised by dolphins. This was a fierce and unforgiving training but it was easier than what was to follow. For although Triton did his best to protect his two young wards, the world of the upperair held dangers and threats he might foresee but could not avoid." Interior - very light in gutter of pages. Exterior - light edge wear to bottom of front cover, book is very slightly cocked, partial crease down front cover near hinge, faint rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE AUTUMN OF CENTRAL PARIS:  THE DEFEAT OF TOWN PLANNING 1850-1970., Sutcliffe, Anthony.
6 Sutcliffe, Anthony. THE AUTUMN OF CENTRAL PARIS: THE DEFEAT OF TOWN PLANNING 1850-1970.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1971. 
372 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773501150 Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans, fold-out map at rear. "This volume sets a contemporary problem of urban life squarely in its historical cont ext - the problem of the city centre. The author asks how it is that the central business district of Paris, unlike the City of London, should have survived so long without being rebuilt, despite demands of commerce and convenience. He de a l s w i t h the interplay of changing urban functions, municipal responsibilities, planning decisions, demands for preservation, and shifting economic pressures, from the time of Haussmann to the present day. The book covers a period in the his to ry o f P ar is w h ich has been almost completely ignored so far. Much has been written about Haussmann's work in Paris (1853-70), but no one has tried to assess the value of what he achieved in the light of the efforts of his successors. As in ter est i n t he pro ble m of city centres grows, and the question of whether to redevelop or conserve is being posed with increasing urgency in many historic towns, the experience of Paris takes on great relevance. By setting contemporary con trov ersi es i n t heir hi stor ical c ontext and examining social and economic developments as well as municipal policies, the book will be of interest to the town planner and the social scientist, as well as to the historian or indeed anyone int erest ed in the stud y of urba n lif e." Ver y small crease to top corner of all pages, small bump to corners, slight bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light wrinklin g to t op/bot tom o f spi ne an d fla p-fold s, l ight rubbing, minor soiling. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 55.00 USD
 


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