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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF WALES (24th/41st FOOT).  UPDATED REPRINT.
1 A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF WALES (24th/41st FOOT). UPDATED REPRINT.
Regimental Committee, 1986, updated reprint. 
91 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Badges, Distinctions and Battle Honours; Victoria Cross Roll; List of Colonels; Notable Sporting Achievements; Table of Chief Events; The Origins of the Regiment; Battle Honours of the Regiment; The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1713; The Seven Years War, 1756-1763; The American War of Independence, 1775-1782; The Napoleonic Wars - Service at Sea, 1797; Egypt, 1801; The Cape of Good Hope, 1806; The Peninsular War, 1 8 0 8 - 1 8 1 4 ; Service in the East, 1805-1825; The American War, 1812-1814; The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 - The First Burma War, 1825-1826; The First Afghan War, 1838-1842; The Second Sikh War, 1848-1849; The Crimean War, 1854-1856; The Andaman I sl an ds , 18 67 ; Th e Zulu War, 1879; The Second Burma War, 1885-1887; The South African War, 1899-1902; The First World War, 1914-1918; The Second World War, 1939-1945; Operations after the Second World War; The Reserve Battalion; Amalgamation 19 69. I nte ri or - v er y f ai nt cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, one small corner crease, small watermark and small soiling mark on front cover, minor ru bbi ng. VG- 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
BY-LAWS SELECTED FROM AMONG THOSE PASSED DURING THE YEARS 1859 TO 1922.  TOWNSHIP OF TRAFALGAR, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
2 BY-LAWS SELECTED FROM AMONG THOSE PASSED DURING THE YEARS 1859 TO 1922. TOWNSHIP OF TRAFALGAR, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
Oakville, Ontario Oakville Star 1923 Hard Cover Good- 
83 pp + (2 pp) Reeves and Deputies +(2 pp) Index to By-Laws, 9" H. Green cloth boards with red leather spine - date in gold on spine, gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. By-laws include those: To provide for the obtaining and maintaining a Hall for the use of the Corporation of Trafalgar (1881); To Encourage Tree Planting in the Township of Trafalgar (1883); to Authorize the Purchase of the Bronte Harbor and Appurtenances and Other Lands in the Village of Bronte (1899); Respecting Public Morals (1899); To Commute a part of the Statute Labor of the Village of Omagh (1899); For Regulating the Time During which Stumps, Wood, Logs, Etc., May be Burned in the Open Air (1904); To Prohibit the Sale of Liquor in the Township of Trafalgar in the County of Halton (1906); To Grant Certain Privileges to the Nelson Telephone Company (1907); To Restrain Domestic Animals from Running at Large (1912); For Licensing, Regulating and Governing Billiard, Pool or Bagatelle Tables and Bowling Alleys in the Township of Trafalgar (1915); to Appoint a School Attendance Officer for the Township of Trafalgar (1920); etc., etc. The list of Reeves and Deputies at the back has been amended in pencil to update the information on Reeves to 1939, and on the front free endpaper to 1945. Two areas of light soiling in margins of page 43, small split in paper and a few areas of browning on inside front hinge, small crease at top corner of pages 13 to 18, light edge wear to boards, small piece missing at top/bottom of leather spine, tiny scuffs and rubbing on spine, figure 3 in date on spine is faded, boards have areas of slight discoloration, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
3 HISTORICAL TIMES. KINGSTON COLLEGIATE AND VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE. (KCVI)
Kingston, Ontario Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute 1973 Hard Cover Good+ 
128 pp, 11" H. Peacock blue cloth with gilt lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Chapter headings: The History of a School; Epilogue; The Glass of Time: Reminiscences of Dr. E.L. Earl; The Students Association 1925-1973; The Past 80 Years; The K.C.V.I. Times; School Newspapers; Drama; Music; Literary: The Flavour of the Times; Literary: Parody and Humour; The Cadet Corps; Clubs; Sports; 27 June 1973 (Royal Visit); Acknowledgements; In the Cellars of Old K.C.I. Remains of a partially removed label at top of front pastedown, book is cracked at pages 14/15 - pages are holding firmly, slight toning to margins of pages, slight bump to rear board corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, slight darkening to edges of boards, light soiling, small line dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 QUEEN'S: THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY YEARS.
Queen's University Alumni Association, (1990). 
179 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. A look at the people and places that make up the first hundred and fifty years of the history of Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor creasing to edges. NF/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT BATEMAN - THE EARLY YEARS.
5 ROBERT BATEMAN - THE EARLY YEARS.
Georgetown, Ontario 1984 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
12 pp (including covers), 8 1/2" H. 2 small b&w illustrations only, including photograph of Robert Bateman. The catalogue of an exhibition at Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre, Georgetown, Ontario, from June 1 to August 3, 1984. Contents: Foreword; Robert Bateman 1930 - ; Paintings in the exhibition (chronological listing of 35 works of art from 1949 to 1963 giving title, year, medium and size in inches); Honours; Exhibitions (from 1959 to 1983); Publications with articles on Robert Bateman and his art; Book on Robert Bateman; Films on Robert Bateman; Patrons of the Exhibition. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 STORYLINES: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TOLD STORIES.
Ministry of Education, Ontario, 1991. 
100 pp, oblong large 8vo (9" H x 10 1/2" D), soft cover. B&w illus. An anthology of stories told by Ontarians (Native people, immigrants, farmers, people with disabilties, etc.) from 20 locations (Dryden, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, West Bay, Killaloe, Golden Lake, Sharbot, Smith's Falls, Waupoos Island, Georgetown, Simcoe, Chatham, St. Marys, Orillia, Palmer Rapids, Cornwall, Toronto, Kingston, Lyndhurst, Athens) about witches, hunting, the experiences of women and immigrants, entertainment in the days before television, farm life, living with disabilities, the war years, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light soiling - mainly on rear cover, small soft crease and light line indentation on rear cover with light migration into adjacent pages, very minor edge wear. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 THE CANADIAN MERCANTILE ALMANACK FOR 1847. INCLUDING "TEN REASONS FOR EMIGRATING TO CANADA" & ADDITIONAL 19TH CENTURY ADVERTISEMENTS.
Copp Clark Professional, (Toronto, 1996), facsimile reprint. 
8vo, soft cover. Reproductions of early advertising material. Contents: Advertisements; Introduction; The Canadian Mercantile Almanack for 1847; Almanac; Legislation; Appendix; Ten Reasons for Emigrating to Canada; Concluding Advertisements. "This fascinating glimpse of Upper Canada showcases the new colony: its officials, clergy, lodge members and business people. Here you find the new Acts establishing towns and school systems, militia and tariffs. You get 'Ten Reasons for Emigrating to Canada' and many pages of advertisements from 19th century 'Canadian Almanac' editions. Here is Canada 20 years before confederation. Here is the perfect gift that traces early families, business relationships and developing institutions. Here is the advertising that sold home remedies, organs and typewriters. Page after page of visual history." Interior - small gift inscription at top of half-title page, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - very minor edgewear,small, soft crease to rear cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE QUIET FIELDS., 'BB'.  Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.
8 '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
 
 
9 (Spector, Michael Harris.) SPECTORGROUP. (SPECTOR GROUP.)
Rockport Publishers, Rockport, Massachusetts, (1995), Ist edition. 
192 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" x 10 1/4"), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, drawings, plans, elevations. "For nearly thirty years, the Spector Group has been creating architecture that has redefined the suburban landscape. Anticipating corporate America's move to greener environments, the Spector Group's early architecture set the precedent for today's innovative work spaces. The following pages represent the design and planning of 400 corporate campuses and headquarters buildings, mixed-use facilities, institutional spaces, hospitality projects, retail centers, and multi-family residences. The single thread that unites this firm's work is the creation of energetic spaces they have termed 'Lifespaces'...This collection highlights the Spector Group's broad scope of design capabilities, their unique understanding of business, and a partnership approach that looks to the next century for uninterrupted exp an sio n." Light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny closed tears, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
10 (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.
Michael Joseph, London, 1954, second printing. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - ki lled, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thous a n d p a g es. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of th e la te Ga br ie l Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge w ear . D ust ja cke t has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
11 Abrams, Gary William David. PRINCE ALBERT: THE FIRST CENTURY, 1866-1966.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Council, City of Prince Albert 1976 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good 
389 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Inscribed by former mayor, Dick Spence, on front free endpaper. Contents: Preface; A Mission in the Wilderness, 1866-1874; Fastest-Growing Settlement in the North-West, 1874-1881; "The Great City and Railway Centre of the North-West", 1881-1883; Roughest Town in the North-West, 1883; Loyalty in Adversity, 1884; The Rebellion and its Aftermath, 1885; A Railway at Last, 1886-1890; Prosperity Deferred, 1891-1896; Discarding the Old Ways, 1897-1901; The Hard Hand of Destiny, 1902-1906; Slipping Behind, 1906-1910; The White Coal City, 1910-1913; Disaster Unimagined, 1913-1914; The Long Road Down, 1914-1919; The Narrow Path Up, 1919-1924; The Years of Promise, 1925-1930; Selling the Power Plant, 1927-1931; Dust and Despair, 1930-1938; The Needless Struggle, 1939-1946; Epilogue, 1946-1966; Bibliography; Appendices; Index. Very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate rubbing, a few small edge tears - some with creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Adams, Jack.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
12 Adams, Jack. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, (1968), first edition. 
157 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations, march. "A Regiment forms a corporate body which takes on a life of its own, often rising above the weaknesses and inadequacies of its human fabric to perform seemingly superhuma n deeds such as the 'Immortal Stand' of the 24th Foot at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War...Since their birth as Dering's Regiment in March 1689, the 24th (which in 1881 became the South Wales Borderers) have participated in nearly all th e l a r g e a n d small wars of the past 279 years from Cartagena in South America to Narvik in Arctic Norway. From Saratoga, in America's war of Independence, to Tsingtao in the Far East, where they gained a battle honour unique in the British A rm y . T he I st Ba tt alion, over which the shadow of amalgamation now lies, has recently returned from an operational tour of Aden. There they proved that the courage and steadfastness of the Regiment and of its individual sons is as strong as ev er . Th is boo k i s a fit ting tribute to them and to one of the greatest Regiments of all time." Faint cigarette odor, light browning to edges of pages/textblock, very light paper pull a top of rea rendpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom o f sp ine . Dus t j acke t is p ric e cl ipped, has very light browning at edges, light edge wrinkling, two very small closed tears, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, very light rubbing. VG/VG- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 24, 1837:  AN INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS OCCURRING 150 YEARS AGO - PREPARED AS A TALK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOV. 24th, 1987.  WITH COMMENTS ON THEIR EFFECT IN REBELLION IN DEC., 1837, Adamson, Anthony Cawthra.
13 Adamson, Anthony Cawthra. THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 24, 1837: AN INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS OCCURRING 150 YEARS AGO - PREPARED AS A TALK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOV. 24th, 1987. WITH COMMENTS ON THEIR EFFECT IN REBELLION IN DEC., 1837
Toronto Town of York Historical Society 1987 No. 80 of a limited edt'n of 250 Copies Very Good No Jacket 
20 pp, 11" H, card covers with cerlox binding. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small sticker ghost mark on front cover, very minor soiling on rear cover, minor corner wear, two very small corner creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CHARGE: WHY THE LIGHT BRIGADE WAS LOST., Adkin, Mark.
14 Adkin, Mark. THE CHARGE: WHY THE LIGHT BRIGADE WAS LOST.
Leo Cooper, London, 1996, first edition. 
285 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850524695 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This book shatters many long-held conceptions of how and why (the disastrous charge of the Light Brigade) happened, and w ho was to to blame. For the first time in many years a former professional soldier has combined military expertise, detailed research of participants' accounts with a careful study of the actual ground. The result is a gripping and definiti v e b o o k for the general reader and the military buff alike." Light cigarette odor, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor browning and minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DRAY PRESCOT:  THE WITCH WAR CYCLE.  5 VOLUME SET.  WEREWOLVES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 33) / WITCHES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 34) / STORM OVER VALLIA (DRAY PRESCOT: 35) / OMENS OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 36) / WARLORD OF ANTARES (DRAY PRESCOT: 37)., Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer).  (Dray Prescot.)
15 Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer). (Dray Prescot.) DRAY PRESCOT: THE WITCH WAR CYCLE. 5 VOLUME SET. WEREWOLVES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 33) / WITCHES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 34) / STORM OVER VALLIA (DRAY PRESCOT: 35) / OMENS OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 36) / WARLORD OF ANTARES (DRAY PRESCOT: 37).
New York Daw Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - 
5 volume set - 7" H. 1. Dray Prescot: 33 - Werewolves of Kregen, 220 pp - ISBN 0879979917 - 1985, second printing. 2. Dray Prescot: 34 - Witches of Kregen, 223 pp - ISBN 0886770327 - 1985, first printing. 3. Dray Prescot: 35 - Storm Over Vallia, 254 pp - ISBN 086770696 - 1985, second printing. 4. Dray Prescot: 36 - Omens of Kregen, 222 pp - ISBN 0886770904 - 1985, second printing. 5. Dray Prescot: 37 - Warlord of Antares, 255 pp (includes Updated Glossary of the Saga of Dray Prescot by Wm. Douglas Withers, Dept. of Mathematics, U.S. Naval Academy) - ISBN 0886772699 -1988, second printing. "Dray Prescot is an Earthman, seaman and soldier, brought across four hundred light years to a planet of Antares. The Star Lords, a race advanced beyond our ken, needed him on that world called Kregen. Now, having at last returned to his home empire, to his wife and friends, Dray was to learn that the vengeance of his defeated enemies had launched a final assault - with nine occult curses - against Vallia and all that Dray held dear." Interiors - a bookstore stamp either on inside of front cover or on first page, three books with old price in ink on first page, very light browning to inside edges of covers and to some pages. Exteriors - light edge wear, very light rubbing, one or two tiny corner creases, one book with old price sticker on rear cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ENCHANTMENT'S END.  PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN., Alexander, Marc.  Cover art by Stephen Bradbury.
16 Alexander, Marc. Cover art by Stephen Bradbury. ENCHANTMENT'S END. PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN.
Headline, London, 1992, first printing. 
434 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0747238340 "A small group of ill-assorted questers have reached the end of the Pilgrim Path - the resting place of the enchanted Princess Livia, rightful heir to the Empty Throne. But before she can be woken fr om her hundred years' slumber they must carry her to the fabled Wells of Ythan to bathe in the magical waters which will restore her to consciousness. Also travelling to the Wells is the Regent who rules in her stead - a mercilessly ambiti o u s m a n i nfected with a great evil - the poisoned bite of a homunculus threatens his life and sanity. His only hope of a cure for the creeping decay which afflicts his flesh lies in the very same Well water which, when it wakens Livia, will th re at e n hi s h ar dwon position of power. The Wells will accept all who come with faith in their efficacy - good and evil alike. And Livia's fight for Ythan begins in earnest once the ancient Mage Ysldon has dispensed his mythical panacea.... " Int eri or - sl ig ht cu rl at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, slight curl at top corners of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE LIGHT OF DAY., Ambler, Eric.  Signed.
17 Ambler, Eric. Signed. THE LIGHT OF DAY.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1963, Ist American edition. 
243 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Map endpapers. "...Mr. Ambler returns to one of his favorite haunts - Istanbul, the most Oriental of Europen cities. The protagonist is a down-at-the-heels adventurer with the somewhat discordant name of Arthur Abdel Simpson. By birth Arthur is half English, half Egyptian; by nature - or inclination - he is wholly disreputable. For years he has led a perilous and impecunious existence as a pimp, pornographer, and petty thief, but when he suddenly finds himself involved in a mysterious international conspiracy, Arthur comes to the terrifying realization that he has finally overreached his talent for shady dealing, and that he is up to his neck in very serious trouble!" Previous owners name in pencil on back of page facing half-title page, very light browning to edges of boards and on spine, tiny faint mark on dyed top edge of textblock. Dust jacket has wrinkling along top edge, light edge wear - a little more at top of spine and flap-folds, one 1/2"closed tear a few tiny chips, light browning to spine, flap-folds, panels and flap edges, small closed tear on rear hinge, now protected in mylar sleeve . VG/G + 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
18 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
 
 
THE LITTLE MERMAID., Andersen, Hans Christian.  Afterword by Claire Booss.
19 Andersen, Hans Christian. Afterword by Claire Booss. THE LITTLE MERMAID.
Avenel JellyBean Press 1993 0517064952 / 9780517064955 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Charles Santore. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "This magnificent edition combines the original and authentic story, as it was written by Hans Christian Andersen more than one hundred and fifty years ago, with dazzling illustrations by Charles Santore, in a spectacular vision that is as fresh as it is profoundly moving. Faithful to Andersen's story as it was first published in Denmark in 1837, this classic translation includes all the fascinating episodes in the life of the brave and resourceful child-woman of the sea, who falls in love not only with the handsome prince but also with the idea of becoming a human being. It tells of her courage and steadfastness in pursuing her goals, through pain, hardship, and sacrifice. There have been many translations of this fairy tale, but this edition presents the original story in all its wonder, essentially as it was translated with grace and elegance by Mary Howitt, a correspondent and friend of Andersen, who introduced his work to the English reading public." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear archivally taped at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Anderson, J.R.L. DEATH IN THE GREENHOUSE.
London Victor Gollancz 1978 0575025263 / 9780575025264 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 8"H. "Old Mr Quenenden has retired to a cottage in Berkshire, where he devotes himself to the selective breeding of tropical plants. Why, when he has lived there quietly for years, should someone shoot him dead in his greenhouse? Why should he leave his little fortune - a quarter of a million pounds - to a North of England schoolmistress whom he seem to have known only slightly? And how do these events link up with an extraordinary blackmail demand received by the new Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Meredith Boscombe: a demand for one million pounds in used notes. The involvement of an important Minister brings Colonel Blair into the enquiry: Mr Anderson's fans will already know Blair well, as the agent who acts as liaison officer between the police and the Government. Now Blair's investigations lead him into the curious problem of the little white plants of the genus 'adamantifera', and the elusive clue of the plain van, and the startling revelations about the death of Boscombe's Indian wife. All of which leads to an immensely exciting climax in the heart of Africa, with Blair in pursuit of a triple murderer, and narrowly escaping death in the mighty Otaro Falls." Previous owner's initials in ink on free front endpaper, tiny light foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on rear flap, minor edge browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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