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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Architects Adventure. (Based on the world of Jhereg by Steven Brust.) DZURLORD. A CROSSROADS ADVENTURE IN THE WORLD OF STEVEN BRUST'S JHEREG.
TOR, (New York, 1987), Ist printing. 
Unpaginated, paperback. Introduction by Steven Brust. "What you are holding is both a game and an adventure. Have you ever read a book and then told yourself you would have been able to think more clearly or seen a way out of the hero's dilemma? In a Crossroads adventure you have the opportunity to do just that. You make the key decisions. By means of a few easily followed steps you are able to see the results of your choices..." A self-directed adventure story based on Steven Brust's Jhereg. Interior - Pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, crease at bottom corner of front cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS:  A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE., Berry, Adrian.  Introduction by Patrick Moore.
3 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
 
 
4 Cecil, Henry. ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE.
Chapman & Hall, London, 1954, Ist edition. 
224 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Would you - in peace time - kill a man to save innocent lives, if that was the only means by which those lives could be saved? And, if you did so, would it be murder? It certainly would be if, at the actual time you killed, you did not do so in immediate defence of yourself or someone else. (This book) deals with the trial for murder of Alec Morland, who is alleged to have been guilty of killing a man in circumstances of that kind..." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, small bookstore label on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light rubbing; browning to spine, rear panel and flap edges; soiling to rear panel; very small puncture and closed tear on spine; a few watermarks on inside surface of spine and rear hinge, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
5 Day, Brian. CHRONICLE OF CELTIC FOLK CUSTOMS: A DAY-TO-DAY GUIDE TO FOLK CUSTOMS.
Hamlyn, (London, 2000), Ist edition. 
208 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. "The definitive guide to the Celtic folk customs of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany, encompassing details of every folk custom throughout the year: Featur es current Celtic folk festivals, including dates, starting times and directions; Visit and join in folk festivals in your local area; Revive old customs yourself, and find out the reasons behind them; Play traditional games; Discover lo c a l c r a f t s ; Cook forgotten recipes." Covers, among others, Wassailing, Fertility rites, Harvest customs, Wakes, Rushbearing, Blessings, Pilgrimages, Music, Dance, Fairs, Games, May Day, etc., etc. Tiny remainder dot to top of textblock. T hi s i s a ne w, u nr ea d book. NF/NF 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
HANDLING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES., Eichenberger, Jerry A.
6 Eichenberger, Jerry A. HANDLING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES.
New York TAB / McGraw-Hill 1995 0070150931 / 9780070150935 Soft Cover Near Fine 
201 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w illustrations. "Most in-flight emergencies can be safely resolved if the pilot has the proper training and mental attitude. This information-packed manual for private and recreational pilots, flight instructors, and students describes a variety of procedures you can use to pre-empt or successfully cope with almost any emergency situation. Emphasizing the importance of preflight preparation and awareness of changing flight conditions, (the author), a commercial pilot and flight instructor, explains how your reactions in the cockpit can affect the outcome of potential problems, such as: Thunderstorms; Icing; Engine, communications, and electrical system failure; Straying off course or becoming lost; Flying in IFR conditions. By following the advice in this practical guide, you'll establish a regular training routine that will not only improve your ability to handle emergencies but also reduce your chances of finding yourself in emergency situations." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HANDLING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES., Eichenberger, Jerry A.
7 Eichenberger, Jerry A. HANDLING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCIES.
New York TAB / McGraw-Hill 1995 0070150931 / 9780070150935 Soft Cover Fine 
201 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w illustrations. "Most in-flight emergencies can be safely resolved if the pilot has the proper training and mental attitude. This information-packed manual for private and recreational pilots, flight instructors, and students describes a variety of procedures you can use to pre-empt or successfully cope with almost any emergency situation. Emphasizing the importance of preflight preparation and awareness of changing flight conditions, (the author), a commercial pilot and flight instructor, explains how your reactions in the cockpit can affect the outcome of potential problems, such as: Thunderstorms; Icing; Engine, communications, and electrical system failure; Straying off course or becoming lost; Flying in IFR conditions. By following the advice in this practical guide, you'll establish a regular training routine that will not only improve your ability to handle emergencies but also reduce your chances of finding yourself in emergency situations." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SELLING ENERGY:  INSPIRING IDEAS THAT GET MORE PROJECTS APPROVED!  VOLUME 1., Jewell, Mark.  With Rachel Christenson.
8 Jewell, Mark. With Rachel Christenson. SELLING ENERGY: INSPIRING IDEAS THAT GET MORE PROJECTS APPROVED! VOLUME 1.
Energy Efficiency Funding Group 2014 1941991009 / 9781941991008 Hard Cover Fine Fine Inscribed By Author
202 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Non-personal inscription by author on title page. Color illustrations. "Based on twenty years of experience influencing efficiency decision-making in more than three billion square feet of properties, this author concludes that many more projects would be approved if energy professionals were actually trained to 'sell' rather than simply 'promote' efficiency. Energy efficiency products, services, and programs all require effective selling. Professional sales skills make you more successful at advancing any energy efficiency initiative, regardless of your role in the process. Moreover, you need to think of yourself as a sales professional even if your job title does not include the word 'sales'. This book contains more than 80 short essays, each of which examines a unique aspect of efficiency-focused professional selling." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GRETZKY'S GAME., Leonetti, Mike.  Illustrated by Greg Banning.
9 Leonetti, Mike. Illustrated by Greg Banning. GRETZKY'S GAME.
Raincoast, Vancouver, 2005, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong hard cover in dust jacket (9 3/4" H x 10 1/2" D). ISBN 1551928515 Colour illustrations. "Ryan really loves to play hockey. Every year, his dad makes a rink in the backyard, and Ryan plays after school with his little brother Jason. But Ryan is small for his age and tends to get pushed around. He really wants to make the select team, but has to practice extra hard to pass the tryout. Ryan has always followed the Edmonton Oilers and his hero is Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky is small, too, but he sure can skate and score. And he is leading the Oilers to the Stanley Cup finals. Inspired by Gretzky's example, Ryan makes the team - and watches his hero take on the reigning champs, the mighty New York Islanders! The late st in Mike Leonetti's acclaimed Hockey Heroes series, (this) is a heartwarming story about overcoming obstacles and believing in yourself." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom o f s pine and flap-folds, very small dent on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROOT CELLAR., Lunn, Janet.
10 Lunn, Janet. THE ROOT CELLAR.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1981, 1st edition. 
247 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919630308 Map endpapers. "Imagine climbing down the steps of an abandoned root cellar - and finding yourself suddenly transported into the world of a hundred years ago....Imagine meeting a boy and a girl who are a part of that world, making friends with them, and getting caught up with them in the excitement and chaos of the American Civil War across the border....This is what happens to Rose Larkin. Rose is an orphan, who lives in N ew York City. But when she is twelve years old she is packed off to live with relatives in an old farmhouse in Ontario. She is lonely and unhappy....until one day she discovers the old root cellar - and stumbles into the world of the 186 0 ' s . T h e r e Rose makes friends with Will and Susan, and when Will runs away to fight, and does not return, she realizes she must reach across time to help save him. She and Susan set out on a journey that brings them into unexpected dangers an d ad ve n tu re s - a journey on which Rose gains the strength and confidence to deal with her own world." Faint corner crease on dedication and contents pages, small surface paper pull at top of rear endpapers at gutter, light rubbing on board s, on e t iny c o rne r b um p, small shallow bump at bottom edge of boards, small bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, a few light soiling marks on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FREE TO ACT:  HOW TO STAR IN YOUR OWN LIFE., Robertson, Warren.
11 Robertson, Warren. FREE TO ACT: HOW TO STAR IN YOUR OWN LIFE.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1978 0399119612 / 9780399119613 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
223 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Using the same liberating techniques that drew Diane Keaton, James Earl Jones, and Madeline Kahn to his famous drama workshop, Warren Robertson now reveals his program to help you star in the longest-running show in town - your own life. 'Free to Act' presents a revolutionary new method of using body, mind, and emotion to break out of habitual behavior and self-defeating attitudes. (His) technique is about acting - the fine art of taking actions in the world. He maintains there is no more reason for a person to be limited to a confining role in life than there is for an actor to play a single part for an entire career. His program is designed to enable you to bring all of yourself, in the most complete, animated way, to every moment of your life." Small sticker residue mark on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom edge of pages 157 to 162. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, three very small edge tears with creases - archivally taped, very light browning to spine and some edges, some very light fading to lettering on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GOSHAWK SQUADRON., Robinson, Derek.
12 Robinson, Derek. GOSHAWK SQUADRON.
New York Viking 1972 670346721 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
246 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth spine with gilt and orange lettering, orange paper-covered boards, top edge orange. Orange endpapers. "France, 1918. A cold day in January. A normal day in the Great War - about two thousand men killed along the Western Front. Behind the lines, at an isolated airfield near Pont St. Martin, Commanding Major Stanley Woolley of the Goshawk Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, addresses one of his men: "Where you in bloody control of yourself then, lawnmower?" he demands after a grueling training flight. "That's what you've got to do up there. Turn into a bloody assassin! Kill! Understand, you bastard Boy Scout? Kill!" Scruffy, boozy, obdurate, Woolley has 'a gamekeeper's manners' and a 'trade unionist voice'. He looks forty but is only twenty-three - young for a major but old for a pilot. His black pouchy eyes glazed with exhaustion, he flies the Goshawk Squadron all day, every day, driving his men with a devastating combination of flaying humor and brutality, and all the while convinced they will be dead in three months time - ." Very light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, two small edge tears archivally taped, minor toning to spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Senior, Brian. PLAY THESE HANDS WITH BRIAN SENIOR.
London B.T. Batsford 1996 0713478918 / 9780713478914 Soft Cover Very Good 
127 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The Intermediate player will soon be thinking and playing like a top-level player through this course of personal tuition. For there are few Internationals who understand the problems of the ordinary club player or write so clearly and easily as Brian Senior. On each deal the author lets you follow his thought process as he leads you through the bidding and play. Most of the time you will find yourself playing the hand but sometimes you will have to defend. As the hands are taken from real life, there is no guarantee that either you or your opponents are playing in a sensible contract. At the end of every deal there is a short post-mortem which highlights the key issues." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, light crease down front cover near hinge, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HOCKSHOP.  (THE FABULOUS STORY OF THE "EMPERORS OF PAWNBROKING".), Simpson, William R; Simpson, Florence K.; Samuels, Charles.
14 Simpson, William R; Simpson, Florence K.; Samuels, Charles. HOCKSHOP. (THE FABULOUS STORY OF THE "EMPERORS OF PAWNBROKING".)
Random House, New York, 1954, first edition. 
311 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "This anecdotal profile tells the story of the fabulous 'Emperors of Pawnbroking' - the William (Hockshop) Simpsons who for five generations maintained the oldest, best-known and most respected pawnshop in the United States. This bizarre family business began in 1822 when the first William Simpson came from England and set up New York's first hockshop. From the era of O. Henry to that of Damon Runyon, the Simpsons did business with gypsies, morticians, gamblers, actors, sportsmen and thousands of others who came to their store to solve unique personal problems. Among the items handled by the Simpsons were the fabulous Hope Diamond, a Stradivarius, a ten-volume History of the Jews, fifteenth-century manuscripts, paintings, a set of Chinese screens, rugs, linens, coins, antiques, watches and a Crusader's giant thumb ring. The people who hocked these varied treasures were famous and infamous, rich and poor, e t h i c a l a nd not so ethical. There are stories here about 'sleepers' - those unexpected bargains that turn up so rarely, and there is an expose of clever frauds and shady tricks used in the past. In addition, the appendix covers techniques an d cu st om s of pa wnbroking and gives five basic rules for hockers, plus a brief history of borrowing and lending through the ages. Here you will learn how to protect yourself, how to tell genuine from fake merchandise, some dependable trade n ame s, an d h ow to de t erm ine value." Very light browning to pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light soiling on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slight cocked, a few small faint waterm arks on top of tex tbl ock. Dust jacket has light browning, moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, very small chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped, light rubbing. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
15 Steinbeck, John. Illustrated by Ruth Gannett. TORTILLA FLAT. SIGNET NO. 816.
Signet / New American Library, (New York, 1953), Ist Signet printing. 
180 pp, mass market paperback. B&w illus. "Troubles chase themselves in Tortilla Flat. If you don't like your husband you change him for another. When you're hungry you throw rocks at fishermen and help yourself to the mackerel they've caught. And if you're thirsty, there are ways of finding a gallon or two of wine..." Interior - pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light fading to spine and some edges of covers, several soft creases down front cover, tiny pin hole on front cover, minor rubbing, minor discoloration on edges of text block, book lightly cocked. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
16 Tarshis, Steve. TEACH YOURSELF LEAD GUITAR.
Amsco, (New York, 1978). 
64 pp, 4to (approx. 12" H), soft cover. B&w photos, music. "Professional know-how for creating exciting leads, Blues scales, fingerings, riffs, techniques, soloing plus tunes and exercises to work with." Contents: Forward; Fundamentals; The Blue s Scale; Extending the Blues Scale Downward; The Whole Blues Scale; Extending the Blues Scale Upward; Scale Exercises; Bends; Combining Positions; Blues Solos; Other Uses of the Blues Scale; The Related Major; Combining Keys and Scales; Pul l - o f f s , Hammer-ons and Vibrato; Combinations; Playing in a Group; Afterword; Discography. Interior - music store stamp on first page, light creasing to fore edge of pages, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - light edge wear/rubbing, soft cr ea si ng t o fo r e edges of covers, spine flat and uncreased. Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
STRETCH MARKS, THREE KIDS, THIRTY-SIX AND SINGLE., Young, Catherine.
17 Young, Catherine. STRETCH MARKS, THREE KIDS, THIRTY-SIX AND SINGLE.
Mother Press, Mildmay, Ontario, 1990. 
279 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969490801 "Suzanne is freshly out of a squirelly marriage, doing the two-step around loneliness, rejection, lust and more mess. Three children give her reason to get up in the morning, the singles' dance provides reason to stay up late, and the interactions between dancers three sandwiches short of a picnic, are almost enough for Suzanne to lose reason altogether. To know Suzanne is to love yourself." Interior - clean and tight with no p r e v i o u s o wnership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small bump at top of rear hinge, slight bump at bottom of spine, slight fading and browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 19.95 USD
 


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