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101 Miquelon, Dale. DUGARD OF ROUEN: FRENCH TRADE TO CANADA AND THE WEST INDIES, 1729-1770.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1978 0773502998 / 9780773502994 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
282 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables, map. "From the letters and fragmentary accounts of Robert Dugard of Rouen, Professor Miquelon has brought to life the history of an eighteenth-century trading company. Robert Dugard and his associates were men who came of age at the right moment to capitalize on the political and financial stability of France during the thirty years after Utrecht, and on the widening opportunities of colonial trade. Their Societe du Canada was founded in 1729 to handle the Quebec trade, but soon they were also testing the sugar island trade. By 1742 their business with the West Indies was more profitable than their Canadian trade. But catastrophe trod upon the heels of success: between 1744 and 1748 most of their fleet was lost to shipwreck and war. Of the three remaining ships one was broken up, another relegated to the fishery, and the third given over to sugar hauling. At Quebec, Dugard's factors, Havy and Lefebvre, had remained and prospered in the fur trade, Labrador sealing, and the trade with France. Professor Miquelon describes their activities, which continued until their business was completely destroyed by the Conquest of Canada." Bump to top of spine, three corners have tiny or small bump. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PHOTOGRAPHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.  THE CAMERA AS WITNESS - THE PHOTOGRAPH AS EVIDENCE., Monk, Lorraine.  Introduction by Walter Cronkite.
102 Monk, Lorraine. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. PHOTOGRAPHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. THE CAMERA AS WITNESS - THE PHOTOGRAPH AS EVIDENCE.
Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto, 1989, first edition. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921912013 51 b&w and colour photographs with text on opposing page. "(A) collection of remarkable images, drawn from over one hundred and fifty years of photographic history, that hav e shaped our perceptions of the world, even influenced the course of history. Unforgettable images such as Robert Capa's 'Death of a Loyalist Soldier', Eddie Adams's Saigon street execution, the shootings at Kent State recorded by student J o e F i l o , and 'Buzz' Aldrin on the moon, snapped by fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong are included here, along with classics of the art by acknowledged masters such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bo ur ke - Wh il e, a nd Eugene Smith. There are portraits that forever fix a public figure in memory: Yousuf Karsh's arresting photograph of Winston Churchill; the ubiquitous official portrait of Mao Tse-tung; William Notman's commanding picture of Ch ief S itt ing Bu ll; th e publicity photograph of Garbo that created the legend; and the movie still of Charlie Chaplin as the Little Tramp. There are the achievements of photographic pioneers that amazed and delighted earlier generation s: D ague rre' s B oule vard du Temp le, catching the first image of a human being on film; Nadar's view of Paris from a balloon, the first aerial photograph; Eadweard Muybridge's landmark study of a galloping horse; and Harold Edgerton's drop of m ilk, one o f the fir st hi gh-sp eed, stop -act ion photographs. Each photograph is accompanied by an illuminating essay, describing the events surrounding the moment when the shutter clicked, offering details on the life and career of the photog raphe r, and invit ing t he rea der on a jo urney of di scovery." Slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
103 Newton, Lord. LORD LANSDOWNE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Macmillan 1929 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
536 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. Top edge gilt. B&w plates. Chapter headings: Early Years; Governor-General of Canada, 1883-8; Viceroy of India, 1888-94; War Minister; The South African War, 1899-1902; The European Situation, 1900-1; The Anglo-Japanese Alliance, 1902; Persia, 1901-5; Anglo-German and Anglo-American Relations, 1902-3; Anglo-French and Anglo-Russian Relations, 1902-4; Tariff Reform, 1903; Turkey, 1903-5; Russia, 1904-5; Anglo-German Relations, 1904-5; In Opposition, 1906-9; The People's Budget; The Parliament Bill; Interregnum; The Opening Years of the Great War; The Peace Letter; Closing Years; Appendices: Lord Lansdowne and Ireland; A Personal Sketch, by Lord Ernest Hamilton. Faint erased penceil marks on free front endpaper, some light waviness to picture pages, one small corner bump with migration into adjacent pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some small scattered areas of faint liquid marks on boards and spine. a few tiny dents on rear board. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
104 Nish, Cameron; Waite, P.B.; Brown, R.C.; Prang, M.E., editors. CANADIAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS SERIES - 3 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FRENCH REGIME. VOLUME II. PRE-CONFEDERATION. VOLUME III. CONFEDERATION TO 1949.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1965 Very Good Good 
Three volume set - volumes I & III are hard covers in dust jackets, volume II is soft cover. Volume I: The French Regime - 176 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 9" H - "(C)ontains a fascinating collection of first-hand accounts by individuals involved in the founding and settling of Canada. Through their own words these men chronicle their ambitions, deeds, and frustrations, from the time of Jacques Cartier's first voyage of exploration in 1534 to the surrender of Montreal to the British in 1760. Consisting mostly of translations from the original French, this book of documents was compiled with the purpose of placing an emphasis on the social and economic aspects of life during the French Regime in Canada." Volume II: Pre-Confederation - 242 pp, soft cover, 8 3/4" H - "(C)overs the history of British North America from the end of the French regime to 1867. Thus the history of Nova Scotia begins with the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713; that of Canada with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. New-foundland I have commenced, a little arbitrarily, in 1713; for the Hudson's Bay Company and the West I have included the Charter of 1670. Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick begin with their official establishment as provinces carved out of the old Province of Nova Scotia, in 1769 and 1784 respect-ively. The basic element in the story illustrated in this book is preforce political and constitutional history (but) at the same time I have tried to present the way various societies in British North America lived and worked." Volume III: Confederation to 1949 - 334 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 9" H - (A) fascinating collection of first-hand accounts by some of the individuals who were actively involved in the events that led from consolidation of Confederation to Canada in the era of Post World War II. (It) indicates how Confederation was consolidated between 1967 and 1896. The emergence of modern Canada up to 1914 is then discussed. The First World War and the new economy that followed it then leads into the depression, the Second World War and industrialism. In the last part, external affairs are traced from 1914 on and Canada's international position is evaluated." Volume I has small ghost sticker mark on free front endpaper, very light browning on free endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge chips and tears, small area of surface paper loss on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. Volume II is lightly cocked, has light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, small sticker residue on front cover. Volume III has very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a small edge tear and a few tiny edge tears, light rubbing, light fading to spine color, very light browning at top of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE COLD BLUE SKY:  A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO., Novey, Jack.  Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun.
105 Novey, Jack. Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun. THE COLD BLUE SKY: A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1997 1574270664 / 9781574270662 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
183 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The year is 1943. Hitler's troops hold the European continent, and the Western Allies are bringing the war to the German homeland with a round-the-clock bombing campaign. Sergeant Jack Novey, an eighteen-year-old volunteer from the streets of Chicago, is hurled into the meatgrinder of the air war over France and Germany. He becomes a waist gunner on the ten-man crew of the 'Black Hawk', one B-17 among the hundreds operating out of English bases. Flying beyond the range of protecting fighters and into the teeth of the Luftwaffe, Jack and his crewmates go on some of the most dangerous and controversial raids of the war. Against heavy odds, they complete their 25 combat missions and live to tell about it." Dust jacket has very miner edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE COLD BLUE SKY:  A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO., Novey, Jack.  Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun.
106 Novey, Jack. Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun. THE COLD BLUE SKY: A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1997 1574270664 / 9781574270662 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
183 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The year is 1943. Hitler's troops hold the European continent, and the Western Allies are bringing the war to the German homeland with a round-the-clock bombing campaign. Sergeant Jack Novey, an eighteen-year-old volunteer from the streets of Chicago, is hurled into the meatgrinder of the air war over France and Germany. He becomes a waist gunner on the ten-man crew of the 'Black Hawk', one B-17 among the hundreds operating out of English bases. Flying beyond the range of protecting fighters and into the teeth of the Luftwaffe, Jack and his crewmates go on some of the most dangerous and controversial raids of the war. Against heavy odds, they complete their 25 combat missions and live to tell about it." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has soft crease at top of front panel, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ALGERIAN INSURRECTION, 1954-62., O'Ballance, Edgar.
107 O'Ballance, Edgar. THE ALGERIAN INSURRECTION, 1954-62.
Faber and Faber, London, (1967), first edition. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps. "Even today there is widespread misunderstanding of the nature of the long-drawn-out and bitter struggle between the French and the Algerian nationalists. Understandable horror and dism ay at the acts of terrorism and the memory of times such as that when Paris prepared herself for an invasion by French paratroops have made detached judgement difficult. This book provides a lucid and straightforward account of the progres s o f t h e insurrection, while at the same time making clear the reasons, political as well as military, why events followed the pattern they did. (Major O'Ballance is well qualified to)....assess authoritatively the use made by the ALN - the A rm y o f N at io na l Liberation - of 'classic' guerilla strategy and techniques and the effectiveness (which was greater than is often supposed) of such French counter-measures as the Challe Plan. The often bewildering series of events which led to d e G au ll e's re tur n to power, and the background to the European insurrection of 1960 and the Generals' revolt of 1961 are set in perspective. A distinguishing feature of the Algerian revolutionary campaign is that its success depended more th an m ost on pol itic al a dr oitness and a capacity to mobilize world opinion." Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, two very tiny dints on free front endpaper - migrates into next page, light edge wear, light soiling on top/b ottom of textb lock , wr inkli ng at top/ bot tom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, small chip at top of front hinge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, light browning to spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - light edge wrinkling elsewh ere. VG-/ G+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
108 Orczy, Baroness. MAM'ZELLE GUILLOTINE: AN ADVENTURE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, (1940), Ist edition. 
286 pp, small 8vo, (7 1/2" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. Light browning to endpapers, pages evenly and very lightly toned, several pages have a small very faint blue smudge in margin, several pages have a small faint smudge/mark in margin, page 63 has a 1" faint line indentation in margin, a few pages have faint tiny foxing marks, small book store stamp at bottom of free front endpaper. Exterior - light edge wear to boards/spine and very light surface wear to boards/spine, tiny d a r k e r b l ue mark on front board, very small scuff on rear board, minor wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, spine lettering dark and clear. Very Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
109 Orczy, Baroness. THE WAY OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, (1933), Ist edition. 
318 pp, small 8vo, hard cover (blue boards, black lettering on spine/front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w drawing of S.P. on title page. Interior - light erasure marks and two 3/8" long red pen lines on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge rubbing, a few very faint finger marks on front board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust staining to top of textblock. VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MAN RAY., Penrose, Roland.
110 Penrose, Roland. MAN RAY.
New York Graphic Society, Boston, 1975. 
208 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0316544892 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductions. "Roland Penrose has been a close friend of the artist for almost fifty years. This is the first m ajor monograph ever published on Man Ray, and for it Penrose has created an absorbing narrative about the life of his friend, about his work and about his steady presence at the flash point of twentieth-century contemporary art...." Very m i n o r b r o w ning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has some areas of moderate edge wrinkling, moderate browning at edges, light browning on spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
WORKING GIRLS:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLDEST PROFESSION., Philip, Neil.
111 Philip, Neil. WORKING GIRLS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLDEST PROFESSION.
Bloomsbury, London, 1991, first edition. 
156 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 074751030X Colour and b&w illustrations. "....provides a historical context for prostitution in the modern Western world, and explores the sexual politics of the oldest profession. ( Philip) calls on testimony from prostitutes, clients and reformers from the last three centuries, in Britain, America and continental Europe, to build a revealing account of this complex and many-sided phenomenon. The emphasis is on the hu m a n s t o r y behind the bare commercial transaction. The author's non-judgemental stance allows us to see prostitutes as they see themselves: as working girls. The text is amplified and illuminated by over sixty illustrations, many in colour, i nc lu d in g wo rk s by artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Picasso, Grosz and Kitaj, and master photographers such as Brassai and E.J. Bellocq. Anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to be a prostitute, or has pondered the qu est ion s o f pow er , c ont ro l , independence and slavery that prostitution raises, should read this book." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Near Fine/ Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MEMORIES OF RACING AND HUNTING., Portland, Duke of.
112 Portland, Duke of. MEMORIES OF RACING AND HUNTING.
London Faber and Faber 1935 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good No Jacket Signed by Author
364 pp, 11 1/4" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and monogram on spine and front cover, top edge gilt. Some pages as yet unopened. Signed in pencil on front free endpaper: "From / Portland / August 11 36". Many b&w photographs, reproductions, including double-page drawing of "The Quorn Hunt, Meet at Baggrave, 1882. The Duke's memories of horses, horsemen, horse racing and 'riding to hounds'. Appendices - I: Lord George Bentinck in the House of Commons and on the Turf; II. Lord George Bentinck's Duels; III. Thirteen Winners and Fourteen Placed Horses in Classic Races and The Ascot Gold Cup, The Property of the Duke of Portland / Racing Statistics 1881-1933; IV. Trials, 1883-1918; V. Stud Records: St. Simon; VI. Great Mares and Their Influence; VII. (Celebrated Mares and Foals at Hunciecroft); VIII. Pedigrees of St. Simon, Ormonde, Carbine and Other Great Winners; IX. Principal Owners and Breeders of Classic Winners; X. Forty-One Classic Winners Trained by the late John Scott, the Wizard of the North at Malton, Yorks., between 1827 and 1863; XI. Thoroughbreds and the Ascot Gold Cup; Index. One or two tiny foxing marks on endpapers, browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, browning and darkening to spine and edges of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with a few tiny areas of cloth loss, small bump and tiny tear at to edge of front board, light rub marks on boards, minor wear at one corner, small slight bump at corners. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
113 Power, Eileen. Introduced by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. MEDIEVAL PEOPLE.
London Folio Society 1999 Hard Cover Fine 
253 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Bound in blocked and printed parchment with gilt lettering on spine, dark blue endpapers. Plain dark blue slipcase. Beautifully illustrated with color reproductions from illuminated manuscripts, photographs. Investigates the lives of six medieval people. Contents: The Precursors; The Peasant Bodo (Life on a Country Estate in the Time of Charlemagne); Marco Polo (A Venetian Traveller of the Thirteenth Century); Madame Eglentyne (Chaucer's Prioress in Real Life); The Menagier's Wife (A Paris Housewife in the Fourteenth Century); Thomas Betson (A Merchant of the Staple in the Fifteenth Century); Thomas Paycocke of Coggeshall (An Essex Clothier in the Days of Henry VII); Notes and Sources. Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, small slight bump at top of one front side edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MONIUSZKO., Prosnak, Jan.
114 Prosnak, Jan. MONIUSZKO.
Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, Cracow, 1980. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 8322400012 Profusely illustrated with photographs and reproductions. Biography of the Polish composer, Stanislaw Moniuszko. Contents: Childhood and School Years (The Moniuszko Family - Ubiel - Schooling in Warsaw - The Minsk Gymnasium - Study in Berlin); Wilno (Home - Friends - The Wilno Opera - "Athenaeum" - The Home Song Books - The First Cantatas - St. Petersburg - The First Operas and Operettas - "Halka" - A Trip to the West ); Warsaw (A New Home - Among Warsaw Friends - Warsaw Musical Life - The Opera Director - "The Raftsman" - "The Countess" - "Verbum nobile" - "The Haunted Manor" - "Paria" - "Beata" - Music for Theatre - "The Ghosts" - Choral Works - "The C r i m e a n S o nnets" - Church Music - Paris Again - "Halka" in Bohemia and Russia - The Music Institute); Footnotes; Lists of More Important Compositions; List of Recordings; Sources of Illustrations; Index of Names. Bottom edges of page 205 to en d of b oo k h av e been roughly opened, 2" split at bottom of gitter between pages 214/215, light browning to edges of textblock, book is slightly cocked, small light soiling mark on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling - tin y are as of co lo red l aminate loss at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, hand writing indentations on front panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 57.50 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 119: BREAK-OUT ACROSS THE SEINE., Ramsey, Winston G., editor-in-chief.  Karel Margry, editor.
115 Ramsey, Winston G., editor-in-chief. Karel Margry, editor. AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 119: BREAK-OUT ACROSS THE SEINE.
London Battle of Britain International 2003 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
55 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, silhouettes, plan. Contents: Break-Out Across the Rhine; Friendly-Fire Incident; From the Editor. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very faint sticker removal mark on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
116 Renondeau, G., traduction, preface et commentaires de. ANTHOLOGIE DE LA POESIE JAPONAISE CLASSIQUE.
Gallimard, (Paris, 1971). 
259 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H), soft cover. FRENCH TEXT. Interior - previous owners bookplate on first page and chop mark (stamp on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, spine flat with light wrinkling. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE EMPEROR OF PARIS., Richardson, C.S.
117 Richardson, C.S. THE EMPEROR OF PARIS.
Doubleday Canada 2012 0385670907 / 9780385670906 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
278 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). "An intricate and graceful story of the beginnings of an unlikely romance between an illiterate Parisian baker and a woman hiding in a world of books and art. Octavio Notre-Dame comes from a long line of bakers. Working the ovens of the eighth-district establishment known throughout the neighbourhood as the cake-slice, he produces baguettes and brioches with timeless perfection. Nutured by his father, Octavio discovers his imagination in stories, but like generations of Notre-Dame men before him, Octavio bears the shame of being unable to read. Isabeau Normande is born to parents devoted to appearance, to the beauty that shimmers on the surface of things. As a child she suffers a disfiguring accident. As a young woman she finds solace in the basement of the Louvre, restoring great works of art to their original glory. She loses herself in the faces of others while covering the scars that mark her own. But Isabeau's deepest comfort comes from books. Set in motion by an endearing cast of misfits - an impoverished painter, a near-blind watchmaker, a jazz-playing veteran of the trenches of World War I and a lonely bookseller - this is a story of the happenstance and fateful twists that can propel two would-be lovers into each other's paths." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON., Roberts, Andrew.
118 Roberts, Andrew. NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2001 0297646079 / 9780297646075 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps/battle plans. "At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis of (his) compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN:  HER LIFE AND WORK.  (WOMEN OF AMERICA SERIES.), Rogers, W.G.
119 Rogers, W.G. GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN: HER LIFE AND WORK. (WOMEN OF AMERICA SERIES.)
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1973 0690325851 / 9780690325850 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
237 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "She baffled and fascinated and infuriated her readers - and may others who never bothered to read her at all. When critics challenged her, she answered simply, 'Why don't you read the way I write?' Another time she said, 'I have been the creative literary mind of the century.' The amazing thing is, she was right. Gertrude Stein was perhaps the most powerful liberating force in twentieth-century literature. In her hands words took on fresh vitality; the novel, an exciting new dimension. Her books - 'Three Lives', 'Tender Buttons', 'The Making of Americans' - influenced a whole generation of writers, most famous among them Ernest Hemingway. An inspired collector, she was both friend and patron of Picasso, Matisse, Bracque. Together she and the composer Virgil Thomson made the world-famous opera 'Four Saints in Three Acts'. W.G. Rogers, a friend of many years, has written a wise and affectionate account of this extraordinary American woman, capturing the flavor of the literary and artistic world of France in the early years of the century, and - more importantly - the excitement of her own lively and inquiring mind." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor fading at top edge of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, slight browning to inside of spine, very light soiling and a few faint line marks on rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
120 Rosenfeld, Sophia. COMMON SENSE: A POLITICAL HISTORY.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 2011 0674057813 / 9780674057814 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
337 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Common sense has always been a cornerstone of American politics. In 1776, Tom Paine's vital pamphlet with that title sparked the American Revolution. And today, common sense - the wisdom of ordinary people, knowledge so self-evident that it is beyond debate - remains a powerful political ideal, utilitzed alike by George W. Bush's aw-shucks articulations and Barack Obama's down-to-earth reasonableness. But far from self-evident is where our faith in common sense comes from and how its populist logic has shaped modern democracy. (This) is the first book to explore this essential political phenomenon. The story begins in the aftermath of England's Glorious Revoluton, when common sense first became a political ideal worth struggling over. Sophia Rosenfeld's accessible and insightful account then wends its way across two continents and multiple centuries, revealing the remarkable individuals who appropriated the old, seemingly universal idea of common sense and the new strategic uses they made of it. Paine may have boasted that common sense is always on the side of the people and opposed to the rule of kings, but Rosenfeld demonstrates that common sense has been used to foster damagoguery and exclusivity as well as popular sovereignty." Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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