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1 Brooks, Terry. THE HERITAGE OF SHANNARA SERIES. BOOK 1. THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA. BOOK 2. THE DRUIDS OF SHANNARA. BOOK 3. THE ELF QUEEN OF SHANNARA. BOOK 4. THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA. 4 VOLUMES.
Del Rey/Ballantine, New York, (1990/1st, 1991/1st, 1992/2nd, 1993/1st). 
465 pp, 423 pp, 403 pp, 453 pp, hard covers with dust jackets "Three hundred years have passed since the death of Allanon, and the Four Lands are sadly changed. The Elves have vanished and the Dwarves are enslaved. The Southland is now under the totalitarian rule of the Federation, and magic is strictly forbidden..." Minor edge wear to boards, a few faint foxing marks on free rear endpaper and on fore-edge of textblock of book 2, a few small faint marks to cloth on spine of book 4. Dust jackets are bright and clean with minimal rubbing, they have minor to very light edge wear, book 1 is price-clipped, book 2 has very faint tiny foxing marks on inside surface, book 3 has a small crease on front hinge and tiny scuff on front flap-fold, book 4 has small crease at top of rear flap. Very Good+ set 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS., Brown, Jane.
2 Brown, Jane. LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS.
London Viking 1996 0670858714 / 9780670858712 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "The great architect and his architecture are well known, but what about his patrons, his clients? Who were they? Why did they build? What did they pay for their buildings? From his earliest patrons, a stream of repressed gentlewomen of intelligence and means, through a galaxy of Edwardian heroes and villains, this book tells their stories. Some of them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyen's clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, the beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. The complex networking of families and friends threads through the events and settings of Edwardian society, like a richly patterned embroidery. Everything of significance that Lutyens did had its roots in the Edwardian decade - and his clients turn out to be both the triumph and the tragedy of his career. (L)avishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from family archives all over England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, slight browning to spine, edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Cannan, Joanna. OXFORDSHIRE. THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES.
London Robert Hale 1975 Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
276 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. "For all the beauty and variety which it offers, Oxfordshire has been always overshadowed by the fame of its county town; visitors speed along the great roads which lead to 'the dreaming city', ignorant alike of the lovely lost stone villages of the north and the remote valleys hidden among the beechwoods of the south-west. Everyone knows the Thames, but Oxfordshire has other rivers: 'gentle' Evenlode, sparkling Windrush, reedy Thame. The towers of Oxford are world-famous, but the county has Norman churches by the dozen and, though her castles are fallen, a wealth of old manor houses and ancient farmsteads, exquisitely grouped. In this book the author, born and bred in Oxford, has endeavoured to recapture the atmosphere of lost splendour which pervades the shire, to be wandered through and dreamed in rather than methodically toured." Minor browning on endpapers, tiny bump to bottom corner of approx. pages 103 to 130, light browning to edges of textblock - tiny stain on top of tect block and on fore-edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips, 1" chip missing from top of spine, tear at top of rear hinge with old tape on inside - now protected in removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Clark Hall, John R. Prefatory Remarks by J.R.R. Tolkien. Notes and Introduction by C.L. Wren. BEOWULF AND THE FINNESBURG FRAGMENT. A TRANSLATION INTO MODERN ENGLISH PROSE. NEW EDITION.
London George Allen & Unwin 1958 Revised Edition Hard Cover Good Good 
194 pp, 7 1/2" H. Contents: Foreword; Prefatory Remarks; Introduction; Beowulf Translated Into Modern English Prose (Part IA. Beowulf and Grendel / Episode of Sigemund / Episode of King Finn; Part IB. Beowulf and Grendel's Mother / Episode of Thryth / Episode of Freawaru; Part II. Beowulf and the Dragon / Episode of the Battle of Ravenswood and death of Ongentheow); The Finnesburg Fragment (Prose Translation / Verse Translation); Notes. Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, browning on free endpapers near gutter, tiny ink check mark in margin of page 108, one word underlined in ink on page 116, tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of text lock and on a couple of pages, light fading to spine color and at top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one cery small corner bump, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and lighter on flap-folds/some edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND., Daniels, Jeffery.  Drawings by Leonora Ison.
5 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
 
 
6 Denhez, Marc. THE CANADIAN HOME: FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON.
Toronto Durndurn Press 1997 1550022024 / 9781550022025 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "In appreciation / Marc Denhez / 1998". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN HOME:  FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON., Denhez, Marc.
7 Denhez, Marc. THE CANADIAN HOME: FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON.
Toronto Durndurn Press 1994 1550022024 / 9781550022025 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "With Best Wishes / Marc Denhez". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Slight bump at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Iain Sinclair.
8 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
 
 
COLLECTING THE ANIMALS., Everwine, Peter.
9 Everwine, Peter. COLLECTING THE ANIMALS.
Atheneum, New York, 1972, Ist edition. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" ), hard cover in dust jacket. The Lamont Poetry Selection for 1972. Cover art reproduces William Blake's 'Adam Naming the Beasts'. "The voice of these poems is clear and strong, rising as it does out of the earth to 'the celebrations of the reeds,' living simply and daily among cat-tail, wren, peacock, children, women - These are poems of the real triumphs we seldom understand, the visions of dawn and dusk over the fields and cities where we live, poems that finally embrace even the emptiness 'tasting it bitten face'. The book also includes a group of superb reconstructions of Aztec poems - They are among the best we have today." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, small closed tear at top of rear panel. VG+/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN AND AROUND LONDON.  ARRANGED TO ILLUSTRATE THE COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WITH A LIST OF PRINCIPAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY BUILDINGS., Godfrey, Walter H.
10 Godfrey, Walter H. A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN AND AROUND LONDON. ARRANGED TO ILLUSTRATE THE COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WITH A LIST OF PRINCIPAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY BUILDINGS.
Phoenix House, London, 1962, revised edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Over 150 b&w illustrations (drawings and photographs) showing buildings, floor plans, architectural details. "....(studies the architecture of London and) beyond to Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, a nd elsewhere up to a limit of forty miles to introduce and describe the fine houses, churches, abbeys, palaces, and other buildings deserving of public interest in some of the home counties. It could justly be claimed that no major buildi n g o f a r c h itectural merit from Norman to our own time is overlooked, and some of the greater glories of London's stone are the subject of concise yet comprehensive essays, Westminster Abbey, for example, and the peculiarly beautiful Eltham P al ac e , so su rp ri si ngly situated in what is now one of London's populous suburbs. But Mr Godfrey is far from a mere guide. His book brims with profound knowledge and an engaging enthusiasm. He understands that most of his readers are not v ers ed in t he t erm s a nd ref erences of architecture, and these are introduced one by one, and the wonders and excitements of the art of building are revealed in their various beauty. Architectural features and comparative styles, together with pla ns and de tai le d dr awin gs, are included in the 59 text figures, and there are 64 pages of plates containing 104 photographs and rare prints of buildings as they appeared in the past...." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jac ket i s p rice cli pped , h as mo derat e ed ge we ar, three very small tears - one with creases, creasing at top/bottom of spine, moderate rubbing with color loss on spine - no lettering loss, slight fading to parts of spine. VG+/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CIVIL WAR WILLIAMSBURG., Hudson, Carson O., Jr.
11 Hudson, Carson O., Jr. CIVIL WAR WILLIAMSBURG.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation / Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1997. 
96 pp, 9 7/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811727076 Profusely illustrated in b&w, sepiatone and color with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "....tells the story of Virginia's colonial capital during the Civil War. It features the writing s of the residents, soldiers, and refugees who experienced war and occupation firsthand and photographs and pictures from that time, some recently discovered." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very s m a l l c r e a se at top/bottom corner of front cover, light edge wear to covers and top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY OF LONDON., Jarvis, Stan.  Illustrated by David Baker.
12 Jarvis, Stan. Illustrated by David Baker. AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY OF LONDON.
Bell & Hyman, London, 1981, first edition. 
127 pp, oblong (7 3/16" H x 8 3/8" D) hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0713512490 B&w drawings, map. "No square mile in England is so packed with drama and history as the City of London. Here are the landmarks of the Roman occupation, the Great Fire, the Plague and the devastation of the Second World War. Here the visitor will find the centuries-old traditions of the livery halls and the bustling markets; the commercial heart of London in the great banks and f i n a n c e houses; the simple dignity of Sir Christopher Wren's city churches; and the world-famous sights such as the Tower of London. Stan Jarvis's sympathetic text reveals his wide knowledge of the City and David Baker's line drawings captur e th e un iq ue c haracter of streets, buildings and people." 2" very light line indentation on preliminary pages, tiny dint at bottom fore-edge of both boards, very light rubbing on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SAVING THE CHANNEL PORTS 1918., Joynt, W.D., V.C.
13 Joynt, W.D., V.C. SAVING THE CHANNEL PORTS 1918.
Wren, n.p., (1975). 
233 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "(Lieut.-Colonel W. D. Joynt, V.C.) begins by outlining the Australian role in the events of March, April and May 1918, when the British 2nd and 5th Armies were near collapse following the German Spring Offensive. Colonel Joynt's personal diary covering the period January to August 1918, here published in full, adds immediacy to the account of these days...gives the most vivid and accurate picture of the situation at this time, so far as the Ist (Australian) Division was concerned in it. The author summarizes the final days of World War I and, in an epilogue, relates some of his experiences of the British warmth towards Australian servicemen in the immediate postwar period." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bumps to bottom corners of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. VG/VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE WRITINGS OF GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE.  2 VOLUME SET., Massingham, H.J., selected, edited and with Introduction by.  (Gilbert White.0
14 Massingham, H.J., selected, edited and with Introduction by. (Gilbert White.0 THE WRITINGS OF GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Nonesuch Press 1938 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Eric Ravilious. 
311 pp, 356 pp, 10 3/4" H - 2 volumes. Number 128 in an edition limited to 850 two volume sets. Mauve/grey cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spines, gilt decoration on front boards. Top edges gilt. B&w wood-engravings by Eric Ravilious. Single-page map in Volume I - part of 'A Survey of Hampshire' 1791. Fold-out map at rear of Volume II - 'Selborne in 1842'. Volume I Contents: Introduction. Gilbert White of Selborne; Advertisement to the First Edition; Part of W. Faden's Map of Hampshire [1791]; The Natural History of Selborne; Introductory Note by the Editor; Letters to Thomas Pennant, Esquire; Letters to the Hon. Daines Barrington; Summary of the Weather. Volume II Contents: The Naturalist's Journal, 1788-1793l The Antiquities of Selborne; Poems; Private Correspondence; Index; Appendix: The Tithe Award Map; The Map. Light tanning to spines, light rubbing to top edge gilt, very minor rubbing at top/bottom edges of spines and at board corners. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 123: THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD., Ramsey, Winston G., editor-in-chief.  Karel Margry, editor.
15 Ramsey, Winston G., editor-in-chief. Karel Margry, editor. AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 123: THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD.
London Battle of Britain International 2004 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
55 pp, 11 5/8" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: The Siege of Leningrad; Preservation: How Churchill and Wren came to Missouri; United Kingdom: The Admiralty Citadel; It Happened Here: The Death of General Andrews. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - ghost sticker removal mark on front cover, small soft bump at top corner of front cover - migrates into adjacent pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HAMPTON COURT PALACE., Sturgis, Matthew.
16 Sturgis, Matthew. HAMPTON COURT PALACE.
Channel 4 Books, London, 2001. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0752219448 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. "This is the incredible history of one of Britain's greatest palaces and the story of the monarchy that made it so. F rom the time of Thomas Wolsey to the present day, Hampton Court Palace has been redesigned, rebuilt, and constantly altered and extended. Every change now stands testimony to the political times and cultural movements of its past. Henry VII I m a d e his own improvements to the palace for his new wife Anne Boleyn, William and Mary commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to create 'a new Versailles', and Queen Victoria threw open Hampton Court to the public. Their plans and many others hav e r es ul te d i n the palace now standing as a showcase of architectural and artistic styles. This is its history, brought to life through the testimony of the colurful characters who maintain the palace and have the mammoth task of conserving and r es tor ing it ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BIRD DETECTIVE: INVESTIGATING THE SECRET LIVES OF BIRDS., Stutchbury, Bridget.
17 Stutchbury, Bridget. THE BIRD DETECTIVE: INVESTIGATING THE SECRET LIVES OF BIRDS.
Toronto HarperCollins 2010 1554683475 / 9781554683475 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good+ 
247 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w drawings, graphs, colour plates. "(The author) roams forests and jungles studying the social lives and sexual antics of birds. She reveals the curious reasons for their strange behaviour, bright colouring and elaborate songs, explaining the science behind their surprisingly sophisticated and often amusing habits. In the course of her research for (this book, she) affixed small backpacks containing geolocators to songbirds, which yielded headline-making revelations about the amazing speed with which birds travel when they migrate. (She) explains why some birds readily 'divorce', why parents don't treat their sons and daughters as equals, why many females sneak in quick sex with neighbouring males and why some adults forego breeding altogether. She writes about the territorial nature of birds and describes their nesting habits, revealing why some species choose solitude, while others prefer to live in overcrowded groups. Perhaps most importantly, she illuminates how climate change and other pressures of the modern world are forcing birds to change their habits as they fight for their very survival." Very small bump at top/bottom of spine, two very small shallow dents at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FLAWED BLADES:  TALES FROM THE FOREIGN LEGION., Wren, Percival Christopher (P.C.)
18 Wren, Percival Christopher (P.C.) FLAWED BLADES: TALES FROM THE FOREIGN LEGION.
John Murray, London, 1933, first edition. 
379 pp + ads, small 8vo (7 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This is a collection of short stories told by soldiers of the French Foreign Legion about themselves or their comrades. Very many of these men are examples of the 'flawed blades' that have snapped, leaving little but the sheath that once contained the sword - spirits that have broken, leaving only the weary body. The French Foreign Legion has been called 'the Cemetery of the Living', and practically every man in it ha s a ' s t o r y ' (apart from the usually thrilling story of his life in the Legion itself) - the story of what found out the flaw that caused the blade to snap beneath the strain, leaving the mere sheath intact. Each tale is a human document - t hr i ll i ng , dr am at ic and real - and rarely devoid of touches of the macabre grim humour of the Legion." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light browning to page margins and to endpapers, small tear at top of gutter of pag e11 4, sc at ter ed li ght fo xin g marks mainly in margins of pages 220 & 221 - some lighter foxing on adjacent pages, small foxing mark at top of pages 258 & 259, tiny to very small holes on edges of spine/hinges due to insect damage, browning and tin y fo xin g ma rks on edge s of tex tblock, three small light stains on fore-edge of textblock - migrates into marginn of some pages, one tiny corner bump, slight browning to edges of boards. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, heavy edge wrin klin g/cre asin g - m ainl y al ong t op ed ge, s everal small tears and chips, 3" closed tear on front panel with old tape residue on inside - now archivally taped, light rubbing and soiling on rear panel, tiny soiling speck on front panel, a few t iny s cuffs, ligh t brow ning on hi nges a nd fla p-fold s, small light stain on front flap. Good-/Fair 
Price: 350.00 USD
 


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