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THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE., Bobrick, Benson.
1 Bobrick, Benson. THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2001, first British edition. 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297607723 "(T)races the story across the Protestant-Catholic divide of the sixteenth century as the struggle to complete a vernacular Bible was fought among competeing factions. As ( the author) tells in his enthralling history it was the culmination of centuries of work by various translators and a committee of scholars who in 1604 were brought together to collaborate on what became known as the King James version. Their t r a n s lation - substantially based on the work of John Wycliffe and William Tyndale and others - shaped English literature and speech for centuries giving us what have become such commonly used expressions as: 'labour of love', 'a thorn in the fle sh ', ' th e root of all evil', 'the fat of the land', 'the sweat of thy brow', 'to cast pearls before swine' and 'the shadow of death' among a host of others. (This book) shows the profound effect the English Bible had on law and society. By giv ing ev ery li terate person access to the sacred text it helped to foster the spirit of inquiry through reading and reflection. Once individuals were free to interpret the word of God according to the light of their own understanding, they began to q uest ion the authority of their inherited institutions, both religious and secular. This led to the reformation within the Church, the rise of constitutional government in England and ultimately the end of the divine right of kings. In Benson Bobr ick's vie w th e English Civil War was fought in the light (and shadow) of such ideas, culminating in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. 'The Making of the English Bible' is about a crucial epoch in the history of Christianity, about the Engli sh lan guage and s ociet y, and about a book that changed the course of human events." Minor indentation on rear board, a few very small bumps (one with tiny tear) at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and fl ap-fold s, one tiny tear a rchivally taped, tiny corner crease at top corner of front flap. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY., Hobbs, Charlie.
2 Hobbs, Charlie. PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY.
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing House 1994 1896182119 / 9781896182117 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for England in 1941 and spent the next two years flying over Europe with the #83 and #207 squadrons. Leaves spent in London and with Aunt Jennie in Scotland provided welcome respites from the terrors of war for Charlie and his chum, Cam, and both looked as if they would be two of the lucky ones. Then Cam was shot down. Six months later, Charlie, too, was shot down in a fiery crash that killed his pilot. Reunited in the same POW camp, Charlie and Cam found themselves forced to plumb depths of resourcefulness they never knew they had, in circumstances they never knew existed. 'Charlie's Story' is all about hope, friendship and the strength of the human spirit." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY., Hobbs, Charlie.
3 Hobbs, Charlie. PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY.
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing House 1994 1896182119 / 9781896182117 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for England in 1941 and spent the next two years flying over Europe with the #83 and #207 squadrons. Leaves spent in London and with Aunt Jennie in Scotland provided welcome respites from the terrors of war for Charlie and his chum, Cam, and both looked as if they would be two of the lucky ones. Then Cam was shot down. Six months later, Charlie, too, was shot down in a fiery crash that killed his pilot. Reunited in the same POW camp, Charlie and Cam found themselves forced to plumb depths of resourcefulness they never knew they had, in circumstances they never knew existed. 'Charlie's Story' is all about hope, friendship and the strength of the human spirit." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE ARCHITECTURE OF HISTORIC LEXINGTON., Lyle, Royster, Jr. and Simpson, Pamela Hemenway.  Photographs by Sally Munger Mann.
4 Lyle, Royster, Jr. and Simpson, Pamela Hemenway. Photographs by Sally Munger Mann. THE ARCHITECTURE OF HISTORIC LEXINGTON.
Charlottesville, Virginia Historic Lexington Foundation/ University Press of Virginia 1980 0813906474 / 9780813906478 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
314 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, floor plans, elevations, drawings, overlays. "For the first time, the architectural history of the town of Lexington and its t wo nationally distinguished campuses has been appraised in a scholarly fashion. This Valley of Virginia community together with Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute, presents exceptionally fine examples of American architectural styles from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. A remarkable number of architects of national reputation, including Thomas U. Walter, Alexander Jackson Davis, and Bertram G. Goodhue, completed important work here. This new study places the noteworthy buildings and their designers within the context of the architectural development of the Valley region and assesses their role in the evolution of the nation's styles. The volume is divided into three sections: the town, Washington and Lee, and VMI. In each, an essay on the history of the development of representative styles is followed by a photographic survey of the buildings." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing/soiling, small tear/crease at top edge of front panel and one or two other tiny edge tears - all archivally taped. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER., Penrose, Harald.
5 Penrose, Harald. ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1985 0906393558 / 9780906393550 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w photographs. "Both Chadwick and the author lived through the same contemporary events, so this biography of the great Avro designer not only deals with aircraft evolution but reflects the atmosphere of those days. No sooner was one design under way than Roy Chadwick was imagining the next and the next, totalling some two hundred. They range from initial experience with pre-Great War precursors and the world-famous Avro 504 trainer through a sequence of prototypes including ultra-light aeroplanes, powerful fighters and bombers. In particular the Avro 504 with its 20 variants, the twin-engined Anson and the mighty Lancaster were built in huge numbers. In a swift moving story Penrose depicts Chadwick's career through the changing years from the early revelation of flight to his 54th year when he initiated design of the futuristic Delta-Winged Vulcan, ending with his tragic death in the crash of the Avro Tudor II airliner in 1947." Light wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom of spine and at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on front hinge and rear hinge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
6 Penrose, Harald. ARCHITECT OF WINGS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ROY CHADWICK - DESIGNER OF THE LANCASTER BOMBER.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1985 0906393558 / 9780906393550 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w photographs. "Both Chadwick and the author lived through the same contemporary events, so this biography of the great Avro designer not only deals with aircraft evolution but reflects the atmosphere of those days. No sooner was one design under way than Roy Chadwick was imagining the next and the next, totalling some two hundred. They range from initial experience with pre-Great War precursors and the world-famous Avro 504 trainer through a sequence of prototypes including ultra-light aeroplanes, powerful fighters and bombers. In particular the Avro 504 with its 20 variants, the twin-engined Anson and the mighty Lancaster were built in huge numbers. In a swift moving story Penrose depicts Chadwick's career through the changing years from the early revelation of flight to his 54th year when he initiated design of the futuristic Delta-Winged Vulcan, ending with his tragic death in the crash of the Avro Tudor II airliner in 1947." Very small ink stain on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very slight fading to spine color, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some waviness on front hinge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT:  THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE., Routledge, Paul.
7 Routledge, Paul. PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT: THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE.
London Fourth Estate 2002 1841552447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
392 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "On 30 March 1979 for the first time in more than 100 years an MP was killed in the precincts of the House of Commons. And his was a very violent death: a bomb, triggered by the ascent of his car up the ramp from the underground car park, detonated enough explosives to sever his legs from his body and render him unrecognisable. Airey Neave was a loyal Tory backbencher who had last held ministerial office in 1959. What, then, had he done to deserve such a vicious and bloody attack? Neave was an extraordinary man. Eton and Oxford educated, he served in the Royal Artillery and was captured and ultimately imprisoned in Colditz. He became the first Briton to escape. On the strength of his experience he was recruited by the security services to a divison of MI6 and was an advisor on escape and insurrection in occupied Europe until the end of the second world war. (After his work at the Nuremberg trials he) moved into open politics, as MP for Abingdon from 1953, without ever losing his taste for the covert. A shadowy figure on the right of the Conservative party, he ploted the overthrow of Ted Heath and the installation of Margaret Thatcher. (When Neave asked Thatcher for Northern Ireland, the) intelligence services found they had one of their men in a pivotal role at a crucial moment. To Irish Nationalists, Neave was a threat that could not be allowed to thrive. His life and death were enacted in the deep shadows just behind the glare of public life." Slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny edge tear on page leaf 259/260, slight toning to edged of text block, tiny white stains on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, minor rubbing, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - light wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DRACULA SERIES.  1. THE DRACULA TAPE.  2. THE HOLMES-DRACULA FILE.  3. AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY.  4. THORN.  5. DOMINION.  6. A MATTER OF TASTE.  7. A QUESTION OF TIME.  8. SEANCE FOR A VAMPIRE.  FIRST 8 VOLUMES OF THE SERIES., Saberhagen, Fred.
8 Saberhagen, Fred. DRACULA SERIES. 1. THE DRACULA TAPE. 2. THE HOLMES-DRACULA FILE. 3. AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. 4. THORN. 5. DOMINION. 6. A MATTER OF TASTE. 7. A QUESTION OF TIME. 8. SEANCE FOR A VAMPIRE. FIRST 8 VOLUMES OF THE SERIES.
New York TOR Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Glenn Hastings (1,2,4,5), Joe DeVito (3), Jim Thiesen (6,7) & Jim Theaston (8). 
First 8 volumes of the Dracula series, 6 3/4" H. 1. The Dracula Tape - 280 pp, 1989 first printing, ISBN 0812525817 - "Dracula is no villain but a tower of strength, eternally protecting his land and his people from the depredations of invaders. Those who hunt him are the true villains, for they seek to kill what they do not understand. Here, then, is the story of the Count's greatest love, Mina Harker, and the bloodthirsty vampire hunters whose cruel pursuit drove the master of the night to actions ever more ruthless. Listen, as Count Dracula sets the record straight." 2. The Holmes-Dracula File - 249 pp, 1989 first printing, ISBN 0812502558 - "Holmes confronts a pair of impossible problems: a ring of criminal masterminds threatening to loose thousands of plague-infested rats into the streets of London and a bizarre killer who leaves a trail of bloodless corpses - and no other clues. Dracula holds the key to both mysteries. Returned to London on a personal matter, the Count is quickly entangled in a web of evil that even his undead powers may not be enough to breach." 3. An Old Friend of the Family - 247 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0812525507 - "Kate Southerland has been murdered. But she is not dead. Johnny Southerland has vanished, a severed bloody finger the only clue. The Southerlands are trapped in a blood-feud older than history. Their enemy is not mortal madman but the undying mistress of evil enchantment, Morgan Le Fay. But the Southerlands are not Morgan's true target. She seeks to do battle with their protector, their defender, the only being who can save these mortals." 4. Thorn - 299 pp, 1990 2nd printing, ISBN 0812503163 - "Europe, 500 years ago. Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia, hunts royal prey - a renegade Princess. Ordered to kill the woman, he tracks her across the continent - but finding her, Dracula loses his heart. The United States, today. Undead, Vlad Tepes hunts the murderous art thieves who have stolen the portrait of his lost love. But the thieves are after more than art - from the Master Vampire they would steal the very secrets of life - and death!" 5. Dominion - 320 pp, 1982 2nd printing, ISBN 0812508556 - Vlad Tepes has roamed modern America without fear - until now. He is no longer the only immortal in Chicago. Two ancient, ruthless beings, locked in a struggle for the ultimate magic Weapon, have brought their blood-feud to his city. They will destroy any living thing in their path to possess this Weapon - but first, they must find it. And Dracula must prevent that at any cost." 6. A Matter of Taste - 284 pp, 1992 first printing, ISBN 0812525752 - "He was once called Dracula, but in Chicago in our day he is known as Matthew Maule. John Southerland, like the rest of the Southerland family, call him Uncle Matthew. After all he's an Old Friend of the Family and he has risked his un-life more than once to protect the Southerlands. But with Matthew rendered comatose by a fiendish plot from beyond time, the Southerlands must rise to his defense - and battle five hundred years worth of Dracula's enemies!". 7. A Question of Time - 278 pp, 1993 first printing, ISBN 08125257799 - "In 1935, Conservation Corps worker Jake Rezner meets a beautiful and mysterious young girl in the Grand Canyon. She leads him deep into the rocks, to a bizarre sculptor named Edgar Tyrell. Soon Jake finds himself lost in time, unable to return. Almost 60 years later private detective Joe Keogh has been hired to locate a missing girl - the great niece of Edgar Tyrell. But Tyrell is nosferatu, and he would sculpt in the sands of reality itself. So Keogh must call on Mr. Strangeways, An Old Friend of the Family and Lord of the Vampires, to battle an undead menace from beyond time!" 8. Seance for a Vampire - 310 pp, 1997 first printing, ISBN 0812533488 - "The tragic, seemingly accidental death of a beautiful young heiress - A foolhardy attempt to contact the netherworld - A horrifying resurrection. And now the world's greatest detective has been kidnapped by vampires! When Dr. Watson is left alone to battle the nosferatu he has no choice but to summon the only being who might actually be able to help: Sherlock Holmes's vampire cousin, Prince Dracula!" Interiors- very light browning to pages and inside of covers of seven volumes - mostly at edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, three volumes with a faint spine crease, one or two tiny corner creases, one volume with small corner crease, a few light rub marks, very slight lean to some spines. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ST. CROSS HOSPITAL, NEAR WINCHESTER.  WITH THE TEXT OF THE SCHEME OF MANAGEMENT.  SECOND EDITION., Warren, William Thorn.
9 Warren, William Thorn. ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ST. CROSS HOSPITAL, NEAR WINCHESTER. WITH THE TEXT OF THE SCHEME OF MANAGEMENT. SECOND EDITION.
Warren & Son, Winchester, 1909, 2nd edition. 
66 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, drawings, ads. Gives a brief history of the Hospital of St. Cross, founded in 1136 by Bishop Henry de Blois (a grandson of William the Conqueror), which at the time of printing was still distributing i ts 'Wayfarer's Dole' of a horn of beer and a slice of white bread to, on average, thirty people a day. Shows architectural details and also outlines the management of the institution to date. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of p a g e s , s m a l l bump to bottom of gutters, first page has small piece missing from bottom corner and small crease at gutter. Exterior - bump at bottom of spine, creases at bottom corners of covers, light soiling and rubbing, small piece missin g fr om b ot t om o f sp ine, very light browning, small edge tears (archivally taped) and small soiling mark on rear cover. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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