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PRINCE ON A WHITE HORSE., Lee, Tanith.
121 Lee, Tanith. PRINCE ON A WHITE HORSE.
London Macmillan Children's Books 1982 0333329295 / 9780333329290 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Nigle McMullen, jacket design. 
157 pp, 8" H. "He was a prince, he knew. And he was riding a white horse. But who he was, and how he got there, he had no idea. The horse didn't know either - it was good at protecting him from the many monsters that came to attack him, and it could turn into a lion, for difficult jobs like climbing mountains, but although it told the prince many things, it always denied it could speak." Two bumps on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor foxing at top edge of flaps, a few wrinkles at top edge of rear cover/flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STAR SEEKERS.  A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL., Lesser, Milton.  Jacket design by Paul Calle.  Endpaper design by Alex Schomburg.
122 Lesser, Milton. Jacket design by Paul Calle. Endpaper design by Alex Schomburg. THE STAR SEEKERS. A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL.
John C. Winston, Philadelphia, 1953, first edition (stated). 
212 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "When man tackles the first really long journey - across twenty-six trillion miles of uncharted space - to the nearest star, it will take him two hundred years to complete the flight. Not until th e sixth generation nears maturity will the starship reach its destination. Around this fascinating theme, Milton Lesser has woven a tale of the first starship's final days of flight. He pictures the ship as a hollowed-out meteorite composed of f o u r concentric circles - a world in which civilization has deteriorated and superstition risen to a high pitch, making those within unaware of the fact that they are traveling through space or that their journey is destined to end. All Mikal kn ew w he n he embarked on the 'Journey of the Four Circles' was that every eighteen-year-old from Astrosphere, the outermost circle, must visit each of the other circles if he hoped to become an Engineer. But before he completed his trip, he uneart hed st art ling truths that threw the four circles into a state of chaos. Gradually Mikal discovered that unless the people of the four circles took immediate action the ship was doomed to crash. Mikal's desperate efforts to unite the four circle s in ord er t o save their world is a story of rising tension and clashing interests. Not only is this a tale of man's triumph over the barriers of space, but a fabulously exciting epic of civilization's victory over superstition and complacency. With subt le sa tire the author has written one of the most realistic and unforgettable stories ever to appear in the science fiction field." Light edge wear, a few very small light stains on fore-edge of text block, a few small and tiny light st ains o n page s 64 & 65, slight mark on copyright page, scattered color los on both outside hinges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has rubbing and a few tiny scuffs - mainly on front panel and spine, a few edg e tears archva lly taped, a few edge creases/wrinkling, light edge wear, scattered tiny light foxing marks, light fading to color on spine, now in a mylar sleeve. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME., Linnane, Fergus.
123 Linnane, Fergus. LONDON'S UNDERWORLD: THREE CENTURIES OF VICE AND CRIME.
Robson, London, 2008. 
372 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781861057426 B&w plates. "London is a city that thrives on crime and the myths of crime, as its violent history and the colourful portrayal of criminals in fiction, from Defoe to Dickens, attest. (This book) e xamines the murky underside ot the capital, surveying three centuries of vice and crime and a variety of perilous underworlds. Linnane's writing is full of vivid detail as he describes the city's underworld characters, such as the loathed, murder o u s, eighteenth century bounty hunter Jonathan Wild, the Italian Sabini gang which dominated London in the early twentieth century, and the more recent Billy Hill, Jack Spot, Frankie Fraser, Kray twins and Adams family. (It) takes us on the night ma ri sh last journeys of condemned criminals to the gallows at Tyburn. We enter death-trap eighteenth century prisons, one of which the novelist Henry Fielding described as a 'prototype of hell'. We walk the crowded streets of Victorian London wi th its swarms of prostitutes and follow the ingenious villains who carried out the first great train robbery in 1854. We see the rise and fall of the interwar racecourse gangs and the bloody battle for control of the West End. This fascinating bo ok, con taining 25 images, illustrates how crime in the capital has evolved from the extreme violence of the early eighteenth century to the vastly more complex and lucrative, but no less brutal, gangland of today." Interior - previous owner's pla ce, date and signature along with small area of liquid paper on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, faint crease on spine, one very small corner crease. Ver y Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
124 Lish, Gordon. THE SELECTED STORIES OF GORDON LISH.
Toronto Somerville House 1996 Soft Cover Near Fine 
270 pp, 8vo, soft cover with self-flaps. "The publication of Gordon Lish's selected short fiction is a publishing event of considerable note. Here for the very first time are the best short stories from the literary canon of the influential and iconoclastic fiction writer Gordon Lish." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
125 Lockridge, Frances and Lockridge, Richard. Illustrated by Elinore Blaisdell. THE PROUD CAT.
J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1951, first edition. 
95 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Diana had cause to be proud: she was beaufiful; she was well bred; she was beloved. And she loved her people in return. But not, oh certainly not, the two strange small-sized humans who arrived one summer day to live with the Wilsons. Patty and Howdy grieve that Diana will not make friends, but being smart children - and cat lovers too - they are patient. Even when the kittens come - the little morsels that look like b ig oysters when Patty first sees them - Diana remains aloof. Then things begin to happen - tiffs, battles, and rescues - and little by little, being wise as well as proud, Diana accepts Patty and Howdy as her friends - the happy ending of t h i s s t o r y." Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock (tiny foxing marks on top of textblock), light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom corner of both boards, minor soiling. Dust jacket has ver y se ve ra l c hi ps - larger at bottom of spine, darkening to sun faded spine color (lettering is very legible) and flap-folds, dust marking on rear panel - mainly at hinge a few tiny foxing marks, small watermark on inside of spine. Good+/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE.  BEING THE HISTORY OF HIS PECULIAR LIFE AT HOME AND ASTONISHING ADVENTURES IN FOREIGN PARTS., Lofting, Hugh.  Foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack.  Afterword by Peter Glassman.
126 Lofting, Hugh. Foreword by Patricia C. McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack. Afterword by Peter Glassman. THE STORY OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE. BEING THE HISTORY OF HIS PECULIAR LIFE AT HOME AND ASTONISHING ADVENTURES IN FOREIGN PARTS.
New York Books of Wonder / William Morrow 1997 0688140017 / 9780688140014 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Michael Hague. 
157 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Doctor Dolittle prefers the company of animals and after he learns to speak to them with the assistance of Polynesia the parrot, he becomes world famous. "Then one day a swallow brings word that the monkeys of Africa are ill, and only the doctor who talks with animals can save them. Together, Doctor Dolittle and his friends must sail across the sea, battle a band of cut-throat pirates, flee across a gorge on a bridge made of acrobatic apes, and convince the king of the beasts that even he must help an animal in need." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock, page leaves 61 & 62 have small crease at top corner, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HELL IN THE FOREIGN LEGION.  (TRANSLATION OF "AFRIKA WEINT".), Lohndorff, Ernst F.  Translated by Gerard Shelley.
127 Lohndorff, Ernst F. Translated by Gerard Shelley. HELL IN THE FOREIGN LEGION. (TRANSLATION OF "AFRIKA WEINT".)
New York Greenberg 1932 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
349 pp, 7 7/8" H. Brown cloth with dark brown lettering/emblem on spine. "In writing the account of my life as a member of the French Foreign Legion, I am aided partly by memory and partly by the blurred and faded scraps of paper which I carried about with me in the Sahara and the Atlas Mountains. I have no intention of perpetrating one of the usual tirades against France, for I have been all over the world and have friends of every nation. My reminiscences serve rather as an accusation against the conscience of the world and the League of Nations that such a thing as a Foreign Legion should still exist at all. How did I enter the Legion? As a volunteer like everybody else. No, I really was not dazed or besotted by the legendary agents of France who are supposed to menace the safety of Germany - I went of my own accord! - Unemployment, desire for warmth, bread, and a woman brought me to the Legion. I ran away several time before I succeeded in escaping from that part of Africa where the soil is saturated with the sweat, blood, and unavailing tears of tens of thousands of men - In one garrison life may be tolerable for a soldier who demands no luxury, because the men in command are human - But in another it may be hell on earth and the officers and subordinates like laughing devils poking the flames! My time in the Legion is engraved indelibly upon my brain. Luck, and courage born of despair, or Allah, the mysterious God of the desert, have saved me. Now let me tell you how it began- " From the Introduction. Ernst Lohndorff (1899-1976) was a German sailor/adventurer/author. He signed up with the Foreign Legion in 1920 under an assumed name, but appears to have deserted from Algeria after two months. This volume, although written in an autobiographical style, is almost certainly a combination of his own experiences and the fiction for which he was popular before the Second World War. Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, light browning to endpapers, very light browning to pages, light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at corners, book is slightly cocked, browning to edges of text block, very small stain on fore-edge of text block, light rubbing/soiling and a few very faint liquid marks. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE BOY KNIGHT OF REIMS., Lownsbery, Eloise.
128 Lownsbery, Eloise. THE BOY KNIGHT OF REIMS.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, c1955, 13th printing. 
332 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, color frontispiece, b&w illustrations. "Jean d'Orbais ws born under the shadow of Reims Cathedral. From his earliest childhood he sees it growing in beauty through the efforts of t he master craftsmen who are at work on it. When he is ten years old, he is apprenticed to a goldsmith, and begins his education in the arts. The story of his career, his apprenticeship, his escapades, his ambitions, and his final success , i s e n t h r alling. But it is not Jean alone who interests us. Through his eyes the child sees the bustling town of Reims in the fourtheenth century, with its crafts and guilds, its merchants and its beggars, its nobles and its soldiers. He h e ar s t oo o f th e Maid of Orleans, and her fight for France. Miss Lownsbery combines historic truth and accuracy with an interesting and living story. No textbook would give a child so vivid a picture as this does, and few other stories wil l s o com pl et ely ca pt ure h is imagination." Previous owner's name on front pastedown, light browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, slight soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has several small chips and tears, light browning, sm all wa term ark on spi ne, two sma ll areas of surface paper loss on rear panel, minor soiling, slight fading. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
RED EAGLE.  JACKBOOT SERIES 003., Lucas, James.
129 Lucas, James. RED EAGLE. JACKBOOT SERIES 003.
Halifax, West Yorkshire Shelf Books 2000 189976500X / 9781899765003 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
164 pp, 8 1/8" H. "How would the history of the world have differed had Stalin perished at the hands of an assassin? Not at the hands of a German but of a patriotic Russian who, like General Andrei Vlasov and hundreds of thousands of others, loathed the Bolshevik regime and the Georgian dictator enough to welcome the Wehrmacht as liberators. Not only love of Russia, but a passionate need to avenge the atrocities inflicted on his family drove Lt Feodor Makhailovich Savrin to volunteer for the mission, calmly accepting the certain fate of torture and death. Although the operation was doomed from the outset - betrayed by a highly-placed 'mole' in the SS - Savrin penetrated the Kremlin's security and lay in wait for Stalin to pass by. As his target came into view, he took aim and fired - ." Military fiction by a well-known military historian. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease on rear cover, small very faint sticker mark. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, STORY AND HISTORY.  A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 3 NOVEMBER 1994.  THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES.  NUMBER SEVEN., Lunn, Janet.
130 Lunn, Janet. MYTH, STORY AND HISTORY. A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 3 NOVEMBER 1994. THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES. NUMBER SEVEN.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1996 0920601294 / 9780920601297 Limited Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
29 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour frontispiece. Limited to an edition of 500 copies. The text of a lecture by Janet Lunn, author of 'The Root Cellar' (and other children's books) on historical fiction for children. Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
SHADOW IN HAWTHORN BAY., Lunn, Janet.
131 Lunn, Janet. SHADOW IN HAWTHORN BAY.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1986, first edition. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0886191343 "One spring morning in 1815, in the highlands of Scotland where spirits and witches are a fact of life and the ancient feast of Beltane is still celebrated, fifteen-year-old Mary U rquhart hears her beloved cousin Duncan calling her to join him - from three thousand miles away in Upper Canada. Yet his call is so urgent that Mary sets off alone across the ocean to find him, braving the sea-voyage to Quebec, and makin g h e r w a y up the St. Lawrence until she finally comes to Hawthorn Bay on Lake Ontario - only to discover that Duncan is dead, and that her aunt and uncle have moved on. Mary is not just alone in this frightening land of primeval forests - sh e i s al so mi su nd e rstood by the practical Yankees who have settled in the district, and who distrust her powers of 'second sight' and her Gaelic belief in ghosts and witches. For despite Duncan's death, Mary still hears his voice calling her to j oi n h im. Bu t a s s he battles threatening dark forces and fights for her survival, Mary unexpectedly finds friendship - with cheerful Patty and little Henry, with Owena, the quiet Indian who recognizes the healing powers in her, and with Lu ke - s o ve ry d i ffer ent from 'D uncan the black'....an enthralling historical tale of mystery and love." By the author of 'The Root Cellar'. Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bott om o f s pine . Du st ja ck et ha s ve ry mi nor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/ spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII., Lytton, Lord.  (Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1931-1891.)
132 Lytton, Lord. (Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1931-1891.) THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A.A.Dixon. 
496 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A tale of romance and the clash of old & new cultures and religions in first century Pompeii, culminating in the dramatic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Light fading to spine colour, minor wear at corners, slight toning to pages, soft crease down half-title page, tiny crease at fore-edge of front free endpaper and one preliminary page, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - also one or two tiny foxing marks. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS., Maes, Nicholas.
133 Maes, Nicholas. ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS.
Toronto Dundurn 2009 1550028723 / 9781550028720 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
221 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Born in Thamesville, Ontario, a student at Queen's University in Kingston in the 1930s, and editor and later publisher of the 'Peterborough Examiner' from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, playwright, essayist, critic, professor, and novelist Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was one of Canada's pre-eminent literary voices for more than half a century. Davies worked in his early career to increase the quality and profile of Canadian drama. He started the Dominion Drama Festival and was an early member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival board. In 1948 he produced his first commercially successful play, 'Fortune, My Foe'. With his generous beard and donnish manner, Davies was the very epitome of the 'man of letters', a term he abhorred. Best known for his Deptford Trilogy of novels ('Fifth Business', 'The Manticore', 'World of Wonders'), he also wrote two other trilogies (Salterton and Cornish) and was at work on the third volume of another trilogy (Toronto) when he died. Davies received the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1955 for the novel 'Leaven of Malice', the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1961 for literary achievement, the Governor Gen-eral 's Literary Award in 1972 for the novel 'The Manticore', and twenty-three honorary degrees during his prolific and fruitful career. In 1986 his novel 'What's Bred in the Bone' was shortlisted for Britain's Booker Prize. With a life perhaps as rich in character and colour as that found in his fiction, plays, and essays, the long-time University of Toronto professor and master of Massey College had a great fondness for magic and myth, both of which are found in abundance in much of his work, along with a prodigious streak of wry humour." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS., Maes, Nicholas.
134 Maes, Nicholas. ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS.
Toronto Dundurn 2009 1550028723 / 9781550028720 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
221 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Born in Thamesville, Ontario, a student at Queen's University in Kingston in the 1930s, and editor and later publisher of the 'Peterborough Examiner' from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, playwright, essayist, critic, professor, and novelist Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was one of Canada's pre-eminent literary voices for more than half a century. Davies worked in his early career to increase the quality and profile of Canadian drama. He started the Dominion Drama Festival and was an early member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival board. In 1948 he produced his first commercially successful play, 'Fortune, My Foe'. With his generous beard and donnish manner, Davies was the very epitome of the 'man of letters', a term he abhorred. Best known for his Deptford Trilogy of novels ('Fifth Business', 'The Manticore', 'World of Wonders'), he also wrote two other trilogies (Salterton and Cornish) and was at work on the third volume of another trilogy (Toronto) when he died. Davies received the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1955 for the novel 'Leaven of Malice', the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1961 for literary achievement, the Governor Gen-eral 's Literary Award in 1972 for the novel 'The Manticore', and twenty-three honorary degrees during his prolific and fruitful career. In 1986 his novel 'What's Bred in the Bone' was shortlisted for Britain's Booker Prize. With a life perhaps as rich in character and colour as that found in his fiction, plays, and essays, the long-time University of Toronto professor and master of Massey College had a great fondness for magic and myth, both of which are found in abundance in much of his work, along with a prodigious streak of wry humour." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DREAMQUESTS:  THE ART OF DON MAITZ., Maitz, Don, foreword.  Introduction by Raymond E. Feist.  Afterword by Janny Wurts.
135 Maitz, Don, foreword. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist. Afterword by Janny Wurts. DREAMQUESTS: THE ART OF DON MAITZ.
Novato, California Underwood-Miller 1993 0887331750 / 9780887331756 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Don Maitz. 
98 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color. "Since his professinal debut nearly 20 years ago, artist Don Maitz has been giving form to the fantastic in a way that has won him widespread recognition by both his professional peers and an enthusiastic public. Following up on the success of 'First Maitz', this volume is a lavishly produced collection of some of Maitz's most popular works, as well as some never-before-published paintings. Exhibiting a fanatical attention to detail, the paintings apply surrealist technique to surreal situations. Maitz likes to mix modern imagery with medieval icons and his pictures frequently display a keen sense of wit. (He) has designed more than 250 book covers for some of today's leading authors of cutting-edge science fiction, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Piers Anthony, Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, C.J. Cherryh, Janny Wurts and Gene Wolfe. His visceral and adventurous visions have also attracted commercial clients for national advertising: Eastman Kodak, NBC, and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. (He) has received the Silver Medallion from the American Society of Illustrators, the Hugo Award and the Howard Award for Best Artist at the Sixth World Fantasy Convention." Soft crease at top corner of first few pages, slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HARPOON OF THE HUNTER., Markoosie.  Foreword by James H. McNeill.
136 Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill. HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1970 0773501029 / 9780773501027 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Germaine Arnaktauyok. 
81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in the Canadian Arctic before the coming of the white man. It is an astonishing tale of a people struggling for survival in a brutal environment. (The author) lives deep inside the Arctic Circle at Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories. He was the first Canadian (Inuit) to hold a commercial flying licence and works as a pilot taking charter flights in and out of the Arctic." Book is clean and bright. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WILD MARY: THE LIFE OF MARY WESLEY., Marnham, Patrick.  (Mary Wesley).
137 Marnham, Patrick. (Mary Wesley). WILD MARY: THE LIFE OF MARY WESLEY.
Chatto & Windus, London, 2006, first edition. 
289 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0701179910 B&w plates. "She was born Mary Farmar, related to the Duke of Wellington, and grew up a rebel who believed that she was her mother's least favourite child. Like many girls of her background, she married for escape. - In the late 1930s, she began a fascination with Heinz Ziegler, a Czech university professor and wartime air gunner; his brother, Paul, later a Benedictine monk, also fell under her spell. - At the outb r e ak of the Second World War she was, as she put it, 'roped into Intelligence', where she worked on breaking codes. MI5 and her rackety life during the Blitz eventually inspired her novels ('Jumping the Queue', 'The Camomile Lawn', 'Not That Sort o f Girl', 'A Sensible Life', etc.), many of which were concerned with multiple wartime love affairs. She wrote about the atmosphere of the home front and how the imminence of death loosened inhibitions - her fiction was as sexy and as candid as s he wa s herself. She drew on her eccentric friends and her love of Cornwall and the West Country, while the darkness of her novels was illuminated by a caustic sense of the ridiculous. Her style has been described as arsenic without the old lace. (T his ) is a remarkable book about a woman who was courageous, sensual, talented and ruthless. Readers will enjoy her story not only for its witty anecdotes and devastating one-liners, but also for the intimate portrait it builds of a multi-layer ed p erso nality in which much was hidden." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's place, date and signature on half-title page; light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling and wear at top.bottom of spi ne an d fla p-folds, some edge wrinkling - mainly along top edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DANCING METEORITE., Mason, Anne.
138 Mason, Anne. THE DANCING METEORITE.
Harper & Row, (New York, 1984), Ist edition. 
217 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...Kira is a brilliant e-comm specialist - ...she can communicate with more alien cultures than most specialists twice her age...Just as she is beginning to recognize her true worth and to make friends at la st, Kira stumbles on the dancing meteorite. And because she can look beyond scientific explanations, she uncovers the secret behind its dangerous, mysterious movement. It is a secret that will force her to chose between her new life and f r i e n d s h i p s and her old, solitary existence..." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is clipped at bottom corner of front flap, has light edgewear/rubbing, a few tiny tears/creases, 1/4" tear at top of rear hinge (archivally taped). V G+ /V G- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
DIVERS.  FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR., May, Jon.
139 May, Jon. DIVERS. FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR.
Coronet / Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1996. 
245 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0340649062 B&w drawings. " Jon May is a paramedic who is also trained to control deep sea dive systems attached to the world's oil industry. This is his own true story, starting in the holocaust that was the P iper Alpha disaster and taking him from the North Sea to cleaning up offshore after the Kuwait War, to Bombay, the South China Sea and Vietnam. The work of the men who descend to great depths to difuse mines, check pipelines, and clear underwate r d isaster areas is described with absorbing documentary realism and a degree of gallows humour. From helping rescue a skipper trapped below deck on a sinking ship to treating a latterday victim of mustard gas, Jon May tells a story that is the s tu f f of so much fiction, but for knife-edged excitement there is nothing to beat the truth." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DANCE FOR GODS., Mazumdar, Maxim.  Preface by John Gilpin.
140 Mazumdar, Maxim. Preface by John Gilpin. DANCE FOR GODS.
Personal Library, Toronto, 1979. 
60 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "(T)he fourth monodrama written by Maxim Mazumdar, tells the story of a Greek actor/dancer, Herakleon, living at the time of the great tragic playwright, Euripides. The play concerns it self with the relationship between the creator and the interpreter of a work of art. In a series of scenes Herakleon's life unfolds: his early failures as an actor, his development as a dancer, and his deep love for his wife and son, Euri. 'The c h aracter of Herakleon is pure invention,' Mazumdar writes in his introduction. 'For the first time I stepped aside from the rules and demands of the biographical monodrama which I had done for the life and times of Oscar Wilde, Rimbaud, and Dia g hi le v. I wanted to write about an ordinary touring actor-dancer living in Greece at the time of Euripides. And I did not want to be tied to classical exactitude. I wanted to be free to interpret the historical facts. So, Herakleon. A man wh o lov es the simple securities of life: his family, his work. And in the background, Euripides, the giant social conscience of his age....A pair of opposites. But the play's conclusion is optimistic. The creator and the interpreter share the same e nd; the y share the dance for gods'." Small bump to top corner of textblock, faint water marks at top/bottom edges of covers, soft crease at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling and browning. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light to moderat e s oili ng, a few small soft creases. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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