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THE QUIET FIELDS., 'BB'.  Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.
1 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. THE QUIET FIELDS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 
206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully, they can still be found by the country-lover and naturalist . This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winter winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Whatever the season of t h e y e a r t h ere is always something to see in the countryside, even when the 'quiet fields' are sheeted with snow. There are the winter migrants - the wildfowl of the wet places, the delicate fieldfares and redwings - who come to Britain to e sc ap e t he b it t er t emperatures of their native lands. 'BB' also describes the advent of the spring migrants, which bring such intense joy to the naturalist that he even had to surrender his studio to a swallow family, which honoured him wi th a v is it and tw o l us ty bro ods of young. And the arrival of frogs at his Big Pond, the first for years, was a red-letter day in his calendar. There is still magic and a sense of peace in Britain's woods and fields. This book sets out to p rov e it , a nd the illu stra tio ns by D .J. Watkins-Pitchford echo exactly the spirit of the writing...." Minor very soft crease, faint pencil erasure marks and previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper; small light crease at b otto m cor ner of half -titl e pag e; v ery mino r edge wear; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has one small closed tear, one tiny tear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, mi nor s oiling , sm all area of de lamina tion at b ottom of front panel at flap-fold, a few tiny dints on hinges - mainly rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL., 'BB'.  Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
2 'BB'. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford. LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1950, "First Cheap Edition", with 7s. 6d. price on dust jacket flap. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (green boards with black lettering on spine) in dust jacket. Green, black & white map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Where is Compton Deverell? It may be anywhere you choose in the English countryside, because ' BB' has drawn a living picture of that sort of delightful old house among fields and woods, the ideal English home which thousands remember from their childhood or hope to have in that future for which they work and plan. The letters are w r i t t e n b y a countryman to a younger friend abroad and they describe the routine of country life throughout the months of the year as it engages an active man with a contemplative mind. They recount the discovery of the small signs of spri ng , th e de li gh t s of summer and long days spent in the open air, and the white beauty of the winter which the townsman hardly knows. Here then is a tranquil book designed for casual reading, calling up the very sights, sounds and smells of th e E ng lis h cou ntr ysi de . It is one of the most intimately observed of 'BB's' books, and one of the most endearing." Minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear/ wrin kli ng - m ainl y at top /bo tt om o f spine and flap-folds, browning to spine and flap-folds, a few very small closed tears and tiny chips, a 2 1/2" closed tear on front hinge - archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN., Ahern, Frances Robin.  (Inscribed by author)
3 Ahern, Frances Robin. (Inscribed by author) SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN.
N.p., n.p., n.d. (c1988?). 
28 pp, 8vo, soft cover, stapled in wraps. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR - "TO___ & ___ WITH LOVE -" B&w drawings. Contents: Built of Brick; Vernerville - Oakville's Forgotten Village; The Underground Railroad; "Let's Move It"; Oakville Strawberries; Winte r - A Contrast; The Summer Resort - Oakville; Recycling - World War II Style; The Tannery: Thompson Smith, Joseph Milbourne, Christopher Armstrong, The Marlatt Connection; The Doctors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s . Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PRAGUE WINTER:  A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948., Albright, Madeleine.  With Bill Woodward.
4 Albright, Madeleine. With Bill Woodward. PRAGUE WINTER: A PERSONAL STORY OF REMEMBRANCE AND WAR, 1937-1948.
New York Harper 2012 0062030310 / 9780062030313 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)akes readers from the Bohemian capital's thousand-year-old castle to the bomb shelters of London, from the desolate prison ghetto of Terezin to the highest councils of European and American government. Albright reflects on her discovery of her family's Jewish heritage many decades after the war, on her Czech homeland's tangled history, and on the stark moral choices faced by her parents and their generation. Often relying on eyewitness descrip-tions, she tells the story of how millions of ordinary citizens were ripped from familiar surroundings and forced into new roles as exiled leaders and collaborators, victims and killers. These events of enormous complexity are nevertheless shaped by concepts familair to any growing child: fear, trust, adaptation, the search for identity, the pressure to conform, the quest for independence, and the difference between right and wrong. At once a deeply personal memoir and an incisive work of history, 'Prague Winter' serves as a guide to the future through the lessons of the past - as seen through the eyes of one of the international community's most respected and fascinating figures." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Amundsen, Roald. Translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. THE SOUTH POLE: AN ACCOUNT OF THE NORWEGIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION IN THE "FRAM", 1910-1912. (2 VOLUMES IN 1.)
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976, facsimile reprint of John Murray, 1912 editions. 1976 0771001304 / 9780771001307 Facsimile Reprint of John Murray 1912 Ed Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
393 pp + 449 pp (2 volumes in 1), 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps (1 fold-out), fold-out plan of the 'Fram'. "In the southern spring of 1911 two separate expeditions left their respective winter quarters in Antarctica in a desperate bid to achieve the glory of being first at the South Pole - a British party, led by Captain R.F. Scott, and a Norwegian one under Captain Roald Amundsen. Scott reached the Pole on 18 January 1912, only to find that the Norwegains had forestalled him over a month previously. Disconsolate, Scott and his four companions retraced their footsteps across the polar plateau, a 'via dolorosa' which was to lead to the deaths of all five from hunger and exposure. Scott's edited diary of the events has been a perennial bestseller ever since. Amundsen's own account, translated into English as 'The South Pole', never achieved the same popularity. Lacking in personal charisma, Amundsen was to some extent a victim of British chauvinism, which stereotyped him as a devious foreigner not above gaining the Pole by a deceitful stratagem and, worse by far, sacrificing his dogs to do so. His complaint in later years that British schoolchildren were being taught to regard Scot t as the true discoverer of the South Pole was probably no exaggeration. Today we can look back to these distant events more dispassionately, and freely give Amundsen the credit that is his due. He was a truly professional explorer who took pains to put all his theories to the test and left nothing to chance. 'The South Pole', which so successfully exemplifies Amundsen's philosophy of exploration, is a polar masterpiece which deserves to be in print again after so many years in limbo." Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, a few edge creases and tiny tear archivally taped on fold-out map at rear, tiny speck on top of textblock, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, ghost sticker mark on front panel, some darkening to flap-folds and spine edges, very light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, very small scuff mark on front panel. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
6 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
7 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - edge wear, light rubbing with faint line indentations on rear cover, very small and small corner creases on covers, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
8 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE COLOPHON:  A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN.  NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2:  AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al.
9 Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al. THE COLOPHON: A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN. NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2: AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Pynson Printers 1935 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
4 volumes, consecutively paged - No. 1, pp.1-160 / No. 2, pp.161-316 / No. 3, pp.317-480 / No. 4, pp.481-644, 9 1/2" H. Cream-coloured, paper-covered boards with series decoration on front boards, varying in colour (teal, pink, blue, beige). Some b&w illustrations. Articles of interest to bibliophiles, including: America's First Bibles, by Randolph G. Adams; Herman Melville as I Recall Him, by Oscar Wegelin; A Note on Ernest Hemingway, by Louis Henry Cohn; Frank Holme: Newpaper Artist and Designer of Books, by Rudolph Gjelsness; A Frontier Bibliophile, by Howard C. Rice; Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by William Alexander Jackson; The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn, by Irving S. Underhill; The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing, by Lawrence C. Wroth; The Collier-Cruickshank Punch and Judy, by Paul McPharlin; The 1866 Appleton "Alice", by Flodden W. Heron; Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century, by Ethel D. Roberts; A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535, by William A. Jackson; The Imprints of A. Edw. Newton & Co, 1887-1893, by John T. Winterich; My Memoirs of the Civil War, by MacKinlay Kantor, illustrations by Donald McKay; Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's "Ulysses", by R.F. Roberts; On Being Famous, by Rockwell Kent; The McGuffey Readers, by Henry Ford, etc. Number 1 has a tiny crease at bottom of one page. Number 2 has a very small crease at fore-edge of pages 553 to 566. Books have light browning to edges and very light browning on spines, very light edge wear, browning/dust staining and scattered foxing on top of text blocks, number 3 has a very small bump and tear at top of front hinge, some minor bumps at top/bottom of some spines, two books have minor foxing on fore-edge or bottom of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
10 Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip. SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Peter Davies 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of bullets at St Valery. The way he has overcome this handicap, and other more heartbreaking losses, is the inspiring theme of this book. For Colonel Mike has never failed to 'soldier on' in the face of adversities that would have broken lesser men. Whether catching salmon on the Torridge in Devon, creating the beautiful garden at his home near Bideford, planning a new show-jumping course with his specially designed magnetic board, attending St Dunstan's reunions or sitting in his study typing this book, to everything he does Colonel Mike bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and professionalism - just as he did before the war, when, for example, he organised the famous Trick Ride for his regiment, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and show-jumped for England. Chairman of the British Show-Jumping Association and of the British Horse Society for some twenty-five years and now President of the British Equestrian Federation, he has done more than any other single man to make Britain one of the leading equestrian nations in the world, and to stimulate the ever-growing interest in riding as a competitive and leisure sport." Publishers' promotional material laid-in. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top third of both boards and on edges of text bkock, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, heavy creases at top corner of rear flap-fold, tiny foxing marks on top inside edge, some light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear on front hinge, small repair at top edge - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
1812: NAPOLEON IN MOSCOW., Austin, Paul Britten.
11 Austin, Paul Britten. 1812: NAPOLEON IN MOSCOW.
Greenhill, London, 1995, first edition. 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1853671959 B&w plates, maps. "Napoleon's Grand Armee waits at the gates of Moscow, preparing to enter in triumphal procession. But it finds a city abandoned by its inhabitants - save only the men who emerge to fan the flames as incediary fuzes hidden throughout the empty buildings of Moscow set the city alight. For three days Moscow burns, while looters dodge the fires to plunder and pillage. And so beings '1812: Napoleon in M oscow', Paul Britten Austin's atmospheric 'word-film' presented through the testimony of more than 100 of the people who witnessed and took part in the campaign. A large proportion of these close-up accounts have never been seen in English bef o r e . " Rubbing on fore-edge of both boards. Dust jacket minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, soft crease on spine, three minor dints on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  WINTER, 1952.  VOL. XXX.  NO. 124., Baldry, W.Y., ed.  (L.E. Buckell, Major P. Young, S.G.P. Ward, C.C.P. Lawson, W.Y. Carman, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, A.R. Cattley, C.T. Atkinson, G.O. Rickword, Col. R.M. Glazebrook, Col. H.C.B. Rogers, Major N.P. Dawnay, et al.)
12 Baldry, W.Y., ed. (L.E. Buckell, Major P. Young, S.G.P. Ward, C.C.P. Lawson, W.Y. Carman, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, A.R. Cattley, C.T. Atkinson, G.O. Rickword, Col. R.M. Glazebrook, Col. H.C.B. Rogers, Major N.P. Dawnay, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. WINTER, 1952. VOL. XXX. NO. 124.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1952. 
Paging runs 143 to 190, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps, 2 pages b&w illustrations (belt plates). Contents include: The First Hussar Uniform worn by the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, c. 1832; The Royalist Army at the Relief of Newark; Milgapey, May, 1809 (with maps); Two Portraits in the Bernard Gallery; The Grenadier Guards, 1831; The British Army and the Transvaal, 1875 to 1885; Lieutenant-General Sir George MacMunn, K.C.B., K.C.S.I., D.S. O.; Eight Military Miniatures; Badges of The Household Cavalry / Notes: Early 19th-Century Belt-Plates; Regiments "For the Sea Service"; Yeomanry Cavalry Uniforms, 1795; Drums Beating, Colours Flying and Bayonets Fixed; British Standards an d C o l o u r s at Les Invalides; Field-Marshal John, Earl Ligonier; etc. / Questions; Replies (Badges of Rank; etc.); Index to Volume XXX, 1952. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext er i or - l ig ht t o moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, three very small edge tears. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF:  PIONEER PAINTER OF NORTH AMERICA., Barbeau, Marius.
13 Barbeau, Marius. CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF: PIONEER PAINTER OF NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Cornelius Krieghoff. 
152 pp, 9 3/4" H. Red cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board. Colour and b&w plates. The 'First Part' consists of a short biography of the artist. 'Second Part': Chronological List (of Kriefghoff's dated pictures); Notes and Information; "Catalogue Raisonne" - French Canada; Bourgeois and Sportsmen of Montreal and Quebec (1847-1871); Canadian Indians; Miscellanea - Nude, Still Life, Copies, Illustrations, Lists. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, browning to edges of text block with tiny foxing marks on bottom, spine is heavily sun faded - tiltle is legible, small liquid mark on front board, faint foxing and fading on boards, very small dent on top edge of rear board, very light wear and slight bump to corners. Interior is clean. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES., Barker, Cicely Mary.
14 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES.
London Frederick Warne 1998 072324457X / 9780723244578 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cicely Mary Barker. 
127 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Have you ever wondered where the fairies dance at midnight balls or when fairy queens hold court? This delightful book delves into the mysterious private life of the Flower Fairies, revealing their deepest secrets and explaining the work-ings of their invisible communities. A treasure trove of whimsical information, (it) is sure to enchant readers, young and old." Contents: Introduction to the Flower Fairies; The Fairy Court; Homes and Housekeeping; Jobs; Baby Fairies; The Fairy Market; Animal Friends; Food; Music; Dance; Fun and Games; The Fairy Year; The Garden Fairies; The Woodland Fairies; The Meadow Fairies; The Way-side Fairies. Large, neat ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a 1 1/2" clean tear at bottom of front hinge archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PROVENCE, 1970:  M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE., Barr, Luke.
15 Barr, Luke. PROVENCE, 1970: M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE.
New York Clarkson Potter 2013 0307718344 / 9780307718341 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
309 pp, 8 1/2" H. "In the winter of (1970), more or less coincidentally, six iconic culinary figures, including Julia Child, James Beard, and M.F.K. Fisher, found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate and talked late into the night about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. The pioneering food writer M.F.K. Fisher had arrived on an ocean liner, traveling in grand style. The already iconic Julia Child, star of the television show 'The French Chef', was returning to her vacation home, La Pitchoune, wondering just how 'French' she wanted to be. Simone Beck, Child's coauthor of the seminal 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', was there, too, at her family's estate. James Beard, meanwhile, was working on his most ambitious book, 'American Cookery', while enrolled at a nearby diet clinic. And the reclusive chef Richard Olney, whose first book, 'The French Menu Cookbook', had just been published, was living in Provence and pointing the way to a new kind of culinary bohemianism. Here were America's leading voices in the food world - joined by renowned cookbook editor Judith Jones - all converging in Provence, and yet, incredibly, some were meeting for the first time. Drawing in large part on M.F.K. Fisher's detailed journals and letters, her grandnephew has re-created what is in retrospect a pivotal moment - when the democratization of cooking and taste became part of the national conversation in America. His dramatic retelling of those few weeks in the hills above the Cote d'Azur conjurs conversations and meals, arguments and unspoken rivalries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, several very small dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, patches of very light browning, a few very small light stins on fron panel, faint liquid mark at top 2" of front flap fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FACE OF ENGLAND IN A SERIES OF OCCASIONAL SKETCHES., Blunden, Edmund.
16 Blunden, Edmund. THE FACE OF ENGLAND IN A SERIES OF OCCASIONAL SKETCHES.
Longmans, Green, London, 1932. 
178 pp, 7" H, hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine, gold decorations on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. One of the 'English Heritage Series'. A collection of prose and poetry by Edmund Blunden, one of Engl and's WWI poets, here describing aspects of the English countryside and village life. Titles include: Expressions at the Market; The Fan Tod; The Hop Leaf, An Ancient Holiday (Cricket); The Winter Moth; Mists and Fogs; The Village Chimney s ; A n E x - F ootballer; A Country Prayer, etc. Small label from bookstore on front pastedown, previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, six pages with small light stain in margin, book slightly cracked at pages 128/129, minor soiling to t o p of te xt bl oc k, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RAT-A-TAT MYSTERY.  (THE 'BARNEY' SERIES.), Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Anyon Cook.
17 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Anyon Cook. THE RAT-A-TAT MYSTERY. (THE 'BARNEY' SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1967. 
153 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Enid Blyton did not mean to write this book. There were already four books in this Mystery Series, all about Roger, Diana, Snubby and his mad little spaniel - four books in which th e circus boy, Barney, was seeking his unknown father. In 'The Rubadub Mystery' he found him - and that was to be the end of the series. But the lovers of these 'Barney Books' begged so hard for yet another, that there was nothing for it b u t t o w r i te a fifth. So here it is, sure of a tremendous welcome, for here are all the well-loved characters again - with Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey, madder and more comical than ever! A winter holiday down at Rat-at-Tat Hou se , in th e s no w- cl ad hills, cut off from everywhere - and mystery and adventure spring up out of the snow! Who came knocking at night! Whose were the mysterious footprints in the snow? What was the wandering Snowman? What was hidden in th e c el lar ? T hi s is ind eed a very strange mystery - an Enid Blyton Mystery which, as ever, will hold your attention from the first word to the last." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, pages browning lightly, edges of textblock l ight ly brow ne d. Dus t jac ket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing and soling on rear panel, front panel picture and spine colors very bright. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN WINTER'S SHADOW., Bradshaw, Gillian.
18 Bradshaw, Gillian. IN WINTER'S SHADOW.
New York Simon & Schuster 1982 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Fred Marcellino, dust jacket art. 
379 pp, 8 1/2" H. The third volume in the"Down the Long Wind" trilogy. B&w map. "Queen Gwynhwfar, Arthur's adored wife and right hand of Empire, narrates the ageless, poignant story of the fall of fortress Camlann. Spellbound, we watch her drift helplessly into that fatal interlude with Bedwyr, Arthur's warleader and perfect knight, a love affair that - along with the poisonous machinations of Arthur's vengeful bastard, Medraut - could confound their bold vision of a Kingdom of Light." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine/hinges. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE HURON CAROL., Brebeuf, Jean de, Father.
19 Brebeuf, Jean de, Father. THE HURON CAROL.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1990 0886192803 / 9780886192808 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Frances Tyrrell Inscribed by illustrator.
Unpaginated (approx. 32 pp.), 4to (11 1/4" H). INSCRIBED ON HALF-TITLE PAGE BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. Colour illustrations with pictorial border in blue & white. The English translation of a beautiful Christmas carol written by Jesuit missionary, Father Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649) to help explain the Nativity to the Huron Indians he worked among for twenty-two years. This wonderfully illustrated edition provides the music (including one verse in the old Huron language and two verses in 18th century French) and a background of the carol. I have loved this carol since a child at which time I was fascinated with the concept of mighty Gitchi Manitou (God) sending angel choirs because it was winter and all the birds were gone, and the great chiefs (wise men) bringing 'gifts of fox and beaver pelt'. Tiny scuff on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling along top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Brumfield, Kirby. THE WHEAT ALBUM: A PICTURE AND STORY SCRAPBOOK OF WHEAT HARVESTS IN YEARS GONE BY.
Seattle, Washington Superior Publishing 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
192 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, advertisements, articles, reproductions. "This 'scrapbook' is as absorbing as an old family album that carries one back through the decades. Pictures and yarns of the early 1800s wheat-farming era, when harvesting was a matter of hand labor - cutting with scythes - bundling into sheaves - and the women following the crews to cook up husky meals for hungry men. Then came Cyrus McCormick's mechanical reaper. Although many were dubious about the machine, it proved itself highly competent, and the whole picture changed. Harvest-ing would never be the same again. Following the success of the reaper came many other inventions that revolutionized wheat farming and all of agriculture. But wheat farming still required plenty of people-power." Contents: Introduction; Heroic Homesteaders; Prairie Life; Getting the Crop In; Heading and Binding (Heading / Binding / Stacking); Threshing (Sweep Power / Woimen Worked Too); Combined-Harvester. Small bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with some color loss on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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