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Publishing News, London, 2000. 
144 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903040027 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies, maps/battle plans. "(T)ells the story of one of the great military elites of the past - the Rifleman. It shows him at his finest moment in the green jacket of the 95th Rifles in the wars against Napoleon. It reveals the way he fought, the weapons and equipment he used, and the tactics he perfected. First-hand accounts are matched by bri lliant colour reconstructions of the Rifleman, bringing the reality of the battle to the reader. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover - the days of brightly - u n i f o r med ranks of men exchanging volleys of fire was over. Developed in the forests of North America, the Rifleman revolutionised the art of war. In the campaigns against Napoleon, units of British Riflemen took on French light infantry a rm ed w it h mu sk ets. Trained to act independently and with a respect for his own skills, the Rifleman was an exceptionally intelligent warrior, the forefather of today's combat soldier. His greatest moments in the Peninsular War and at the bat tle of Wa ter lo o a re vividly described in first-hand accounts, but some of the myths of the Rifleman are also punctured." Previious owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacke t ha s li ght rubb ing on rea r panel, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease across bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
Rodale Press, n.p., n.d. 
153 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover (green cloth spine with gold lettering, pale pink boards with red crest on front board), glassine dust jacket, pale green wraparound band with title in black and illustration of a lady in red on front and back an d price $3.95 on inside of front flap, plain red slipcase. Illustrated. King George III's physician was also Mrs Elliot's physician and the King became intrigued with stories the doctor related to him of Mrs Elliott's experiences in Paris a t t h e t ime of the French Revolution. At his request, she committed the story to paper. Contents: Preface; The Outbreak of the Revolution; Marie Antoinette / the Revolution at Brussels; The escape and recapture of the Royal Family; My adventur es in a id i ng M. de Chansenets; The murder of Louis XVI and my arrest; My examination by the Comite Revolutionnaire; My arrest and confinement in the Recollets; The execution of d'Orleans / I am removed to the Carmes; The Editor's conclusion. Ver y ti ny din t on front board, very minor soiling a few tiny dints on top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has very light wear and wrinkling at bottom of hinges and flap-folds, very small tear with crease at top of rear flap-fold - archivall y ta pe d. Wra paro un d b and has very light browning on spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light wear at corners, light rubbing, very small bump at one bottom front corner, slight color fading at front edges, crease/bend at bottom corner of one s ide p ane l. Ver y Goo d o vera ll. 
Price: 45.00 USD
THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690., Ellis, Peter Berresford.
143 Ellis, Peter Berresford. THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, map. "In the year 1690 Ireland was the pivot of the European crisis. Louis XIV had sent over the deposed king James II with French money, troops and generals in order to secure Irelan d and eventually England as allies. William III, together with other members of the League of Augsburg, sought to prevent a Jacobite restoration in England and the consequent domination of Europe by France. On 1 July 1690, the decisive da y o f t h e battle of the Boyne, the presence of troops from the continent on both sides of the river emphasized the international issues at stake. But the battle was fought for other reasons which are still remembered today. The Cromwellian la nd o wn er s a nd t h e English and Scottish Protestants in Ulster wanted to defend their property and power; the Old English Catholics and the native Irish fought to regain their confiscated lands and to drive out the alien English conquerors. H ow fa r, in fa ct, di d W il liam and James represent these respective interests and what happened after such bitter fighting? Peter Berresford Ellis describes the movements of both armies prior to the battle and the scene of the battlefield itsel f. Wi th his ch arac teri stic im partiality he assesses the personalities and strategy of the various leaders - the Earl of Tyrconnell, the young Duke of Berwick and Patrick Sarsfield on the Jacobite side and the old Duke of Shomberg, the Count of Solm s-B raun fels and Gusta vus H amil ton on the Williamite side. For it was the foresight, skills or mistakes of such men which were to determine the outcome of the battle. Vivid eye-witness accounts of soldiers captured in both camps add f eel ing t o th is st ory o f hat red, h ope an d cou rage which captured the imagination of the generations to come. But the author does not merely ascertain the military significance of William's victory. He outlines the consequences of Williamit e ru le for both Catho lics a nd Pro testant s alike , in b oth Ulster and the South, and in so doing destroys - in surprising ways - some of the myths surrounding the battle of the Boyne." Slight cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, lig ht br ownign to for e-edge of text block, small bu mp at bo ttom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling and edge browning, light rubbing, light to moderate browning on rear panel, slight delamination at top ed ge of rear pa nel. V ery Goo d-/Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
TALES FROM A DUGOUT., Empey, Arthur Guy.
144 Empey, Arthur Guy. TALES FROM A DUGOUT.
Century, New York, 1918, first edition. 
269 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering and decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. The author's reminiscences of time in the trenches during World War I. An American serving at the time with British 'Tommies', he also wrote 'Over the Top' and other books about his experiences. Contents: Jim - Soldier of the King; The Pacifist; Private Ginger; The Lone Tree Sentinel; Christmas in a Dugout; A Siren of the Boches; Winning a D.C.M.; Th e F u s i l i e r Giants Under Fire; "Blighty! - What Hopes?"; Rounding Up Spies; "Horses for France". Front inside hinge weak with split paper but holding well, small edge tear (archivally taped) on title page, book cracked at pages 94/95 - ligh tl y c ra ck ed a t fo ur other locations, book lightly cocked, top of textblock is dust soiled, fore-edge and bottom of textblock are lightly browned, light soiling on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, slight fadi ng to sp ine co lor , l ig ht dis coloration on front board, a small light water marks on spine and boards, small bump at corners. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'Shadow of Heaven' - ISBN 0886191653 - published 1989. 'The Worldly Years' - ISBN 0394227298 - published 1992. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice?" 'Shadow of Heaven' has minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 'The Worldly Years' has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light winkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE LAST WIFE OF HENRY VIII., Erickson, Carolly.
147 Erickson, Carolly. THE LAST WIFE OF HENRY VIII.
St Martin's, New York, 2006, first edition. 
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/5" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312352182 "Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her story, as Carolly Erickson re-creates it, is page-turning drama: from the splendors of the Field of the Cloth of Gold to the gory last years of the outsize King Henry, when heads rolled and England trembled, Catherine bestrode her destiny and survived to marry her true love. Catherine Parr attracted the kin g ' s l u s t and, though much in love with the handsome Thomas Seymour, was thrown into the intrigue-filled snake pit of the royal court. While victims of the king's wrath suffered torture and execution, Catherine persevered until, at last, she ca me w i th in t he orbit of the royal fury. King Henry toyed with her, first ordering her arrested, then granting her clemency. She managed to avoid execution, but she knew that the king had his wandering eye fixed on wife number seven. She was sp are d by his de ath and married the attractive but dangeously unbalanced Seymour. Her triumph was shadowed by rivalry with the young Princess Elizabeth, whose lands and influence the lecherous Seymour coveted. Catherine won the contest, but a gr eat co st. ..." Du st j a cket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SUMMER, 1967.  VOL. XLV.  NO. 182., Erskine, David, ed.  (W.Y. Carman, Henry L. Snyder, T.H. McGuffie, Ernest M. Teagarden, B.W. Cox, Major-General G. Surtees, R.M. Hatton, Captain W.J. Irving, Major N.P. Dawnay, W.A. Thorburn, Col. Colin Buchanan, A.N. Ricketts, et al.)
148 Erskine, David, ed. (W.Y. Carman, Henry L. Snyder, T.H. McGuffie, Ernest M. Teagarden, B.W. Cox, Major-General G. Surtees, R.M. Hatton, Captain W.J. Irving, Major N.P. Dawnay, W.A. Thorburn, Col. Colin Buchanan, A.N. Ricketts, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SUMMER, 1967. VOL. XLV. NO. 182.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1967. 
Paging runs 63 - 126, 9 11/16" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps/plans. Contents include: The Worcestershire Yeomanry and Richard Dighton; The Duke of Marlborough's Request of His Captain-Generalcy for Life: A Re-examination; An Early Field Day Exercise; Lord Haldane and the Origins of Officers Training Corps; The Arm Badges of The 14th (King's) Hussars, The 14th/20th King's Hussars and The 20th Hussars; British Colours at Saratoga; Sir James Jefferyes in the Army of William III, Queen Anne and George I; Tregantle Fort, Plymouth; Obituary Notices: Mr. T.H. McGuffie - Mr. C.C.P. Lawson / Notes: The "Six Old Corps" and Their "Ancient" Badges; The "Six Old Corps" In Britain and France; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, minor wrinkling on spine, one small corner crease - migrates into first few pages. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
347 pp, 8 1/8" H. Black cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine and front board, blind stamped decoration and image of mounted knight on front board. Decorated endpapers. Erskine re-introduces the Saracen, Palamede, to the story of Tristan, Isolde and King Mark. Previous owner's name/address in ink on half-title page, light browning to pages, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightlty cocked, some areas of light discoloration on boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Chelsea House, New York, 1989, first edition. 
100 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155546257X Color illustrations. "....tells the story of Scylla and Charybdis - two maidens turned monster - and the deadly peril found in the watery grave between them. Scylla begins as a beautiful but lonely orphan raised by wolves. Nisus, the rightful but unlucky king of Egypt, falls in love and weds her - not realizing that it might be impossible to tame the wild ways of the wolf-girl. Betrayal leads to Scylla's transformat ion into a sea monster that is half Nereid and half wolf pack. One half lures; the other devours. Charybdis becomes accursed through her own caprice. Having spent her youth as a spoiled princess, she is transformed into a monster as gre e d y f o r s e awater as she had been for the objects of her desire. Twice a day she drinks the tide, and any ships sailing in it. Twice a day she spits it out again, corpses and all. This is the exciting saga of Scylla and Charybdis and the m ay he m c au se d w he n they are brought together in a swirling, narrow passage through which many ships and men must pass. It tells of those who meet their death there and of the perils encountered by the hero Ulysses in that deadly strait." Dus t j ack et h as min or w rin kl ing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. F/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
151 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Don Staddon, Francis Kiddle, Charles Kiddle, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Ross Burden, Dickon Pollard, James Mackay, Anatoly Karpov.) STAMP MAGAZINE. JUNE 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 06.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: King George VI varieties (South African 'named' flaws - Part 2 of 5); Stamp Exchange (Swap with n ew contacts from around the world); 100 Greatest Stamps Ever! (Revealed! - the 100 best stamps ever produced); Exclusive! - Anatoly Karpov (The former chess champ and his superb collection); Death of a Navy (The German navy suffers in World W a r I ) + monthy departments (including articles on cycle poster stamps and millinery postmarks). Interior - small bump/creases at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, sm al l c re as e s at topcorner of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
152 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Don Staddon, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Dickon Pollard, James Mackay, Richard West, Bill Goldsmith, Otto Hornung, Dave Garfield.) STAMP MAGAZINE. JULY 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 07.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: King George VI - South Africa Pt. 3 (Unearthing plate flaws in the commemoratives); Reviews - Boo kshelf (A selection of top new philatelic books reviewed); Thematics - Wimbledon tennis (Postal slogans, postmarks and stamps); Classic GB postmarks (The top marks from around Britain since 1661); The top 10 US rarities (Rare bits from Post m a s t e r s t o inverted centres); Election special - use your vote! (The role of philately in persuading voters); 2d Blue cover mystery (A puzzle over an 1840 parliamentary cover); Inside GB Island Issues (The story of Channel Isles and Isle of Ma n is su es ); S t at es of independence (Postal turmoil for an independent Belgian Congo) + monthy departments (including article on Royal Cyphers from 1701 onwards). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very mi no r e dge we ar, mi no r s oft crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into pages, small faint sticker mark on fron cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
153 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Uty Rohrs, Don Staddon, Charles Kiddle, Francis Kiddle, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Ross Burden, Dickon Pollard, Jeff Dugdale, James Van der Linden, Richard West, Rich Warren, Tom Wilson>0 STAMP MAGAZINE. SEPTEMBER 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 09.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: Belgica 2001 - show review; King George VI varieties (South Africa's KGVI postage dues and offici als); Walking on the Moon (Issues for the 12 men to set foot on the Moon); The Thurn & Taxis legend (The family behind Europe's 500-year-old postal system); Self-adhesives - Part One (Richard West on the rocky history of sticky stamps); Dia r y o f a n auction (The inside track on organising philatelic auctions); Exclusive! - A printing feat (How Enschede printed the new GB Nobel issues); The Nobel Prize winners (Tom Wilson highlights Nobel prize commemoratives); The Boxer rebellion ( Th e p os t al i t ems from a fierce Chinese conflict) + monthy departments (including article on the 1896 Russian state visit to France). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, small sof t b ump t o b ott om of fr on t cover - migrates into pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
London Oxford University Press 1960 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good Edward Ardizzone. 
302 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "As a little girl, rapt among the dusty overflow volumes of her father's library, in a room that was known as the Little Bookroom, the small Eleanor Farjeon found a treasure house of delight; just such a treasure house is this collection of her own best stories, chosen by herself - 'The Little 'Bookroom'. Contents: The King and the Corn; The King's Daughter Cries for the Moon; Young Kate; The Flower Without a Name; The Goldfish; The Clumber Pup; The Miracle of the Poor Island; The Girl Who Kissed the Peach-Tree; Westwoods; The Barrel-Organ; The Giant and the Mite; The Little Dressmaker; The Lady's Room; The Seventh Princess; Leaving Paradise; The Little Lady's Roses; In Those Days; The Connemara Donkey; The Tims; Pennyworth; And I Dance Mine Own Child; The Lovebirds; San Fairy Ann; The Glass Peacock; The Kind Farmer; Old Surly and the Boy; Pannychis. Bookplate on front free endpaper, tiny erased number on rear pastedown, small soft bump to top corner of most pages, light edge wear, light fading to bottom edges of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at top corner of boards, small faint soiling marks on top of text block, three tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, slight toning at top edge of flaps amd on flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Montreal Rolland Paper Company 1930 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
178 pp, 9 3/8" H. Dark brown simulated leather with five raised bands and gilt lettering/crest on spine, bevelled boards, top edge dark brown. Marbled endpapers, b&w illustrations, title page decorated in red and black with crests of Canada, provinces and territory at that date. Initial capitals of each section are red and enclosed in a block decorated in black with maple branches/leaves. Contents: Preface; The First Printers on the Continent of North America; The Introduction of the Press into the Martime Provinces; The Introduction of the Press into the Province of Quebec; The Pioneer Stage in The District of Montreal; The Early Progress of Printing in the Province of Ontario; The Introduction of the Press into the Western Provinces. Some very minor fading to color on top of text block, minor edge wear, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown.. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Kitchin, Ulverston, 1937, one of a limited edition of 120 copies. 
282 pp + list of subscribers, small 4to (10 5/16" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece: Ulverston Volunteer Light Infantry, 1803-6 - Roll of Members. Contents: The Middle Ages; Scottish Raiders; The Reign of the Tudors; The Civil War; The Eighteenth Century; The Nineteenth Century; The Ulverston Vol. Light Infantry; The Furness Troop of Yeomanry Cavalry; The Volunteer Movement, I; ditto, II; ditto, I I I ; A p p e n dices: Ulverston Volunteer Light Infantry - Taken from the Annual Pay-List and Return from 25th December 1804 to 24th December 1805; The Duke of Lancaster's Own Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry; The Ulverston Rifle Volunteers, 1860; 4th B at ta l io n Th e Ki ng's Own Royal Regt., formerly 1st Volunteer Battalion Lancashire Regt., Late Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps; 1st Volunteer Battalion The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment; The Furness Rifle Volunteers - Lines written in 186 0; Obs er vat io ns on So me Ancient Pieces of Ordnance and Other Relics, Discovered in the Island of Walney, in Lancashire by C.D. Archibald, Esq.; List of Articles in The King's Own Regimental Museum, Lancaster, Relating to Furness and Cartme l; T he Grea t W ar - Th e F urn ess and Cartmel Roll of Honour; Index. Previous owner's - bookplate on front pastedown, tiny very light foxing marks on preliminaries and on free rear endpaper, slightly cracked at two places, very light browning t o edg es of te xtbl ock, ligh t wr inkl ing at top/bottom of spine, 2" very shallow indentation line on front board, light edge rubbing, areas of light color loss on rear board and rear hinge, slight fading to spine color, a few small areas of very light dis colora tion/ soili ng on fron t boa rd. Good+ 
Price: 450.00 USD
157 Ferns, H.S. (Signed) (Foreword by Malcolm Muggeridge.) READING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ONE MAN'S POLITICAL HISTORY.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1983), Ist edition. 
374 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Henry Stanley Ferns was born in Calgary in 1913. His autobiography retells the intellectual and political odyssey of a concerned and active twentieth-century man - a man who has come to conclude that Marxism does not fit the facts, that bureaucracies are now a problem, that government is theft, that universities should be removed from the control of the government, and that religion is essential for freedom." Minor edgewear to boards, light browning to textblock edges. Dust jacket has light edgewear, light wrinkling at top edge, one 1/2" tear at top of rear flap fold, edges browned. VG+/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN., Fezandie, Hector.  Illustrated by Victor Perard.
158 Fezandie, Hector. Illustrated by Victor Perard. FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN.
Thomas F. Kyle, New York, 1936, second edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "At the first snowfall of the winter Felicia, instad of playing with her new sled, is in bed with a cold. The unusual prescription of the sympathetic Doctor enables her to su mmon the Sandman whom she accompanies on a round of queer adventures. They make a 'big 'normous' snowball and a funny snow man who comes to life. The trio calls on many new old friends including Miss Muffet whom Felicia reconciles with h e r s p i d e r ; Humpty, whom she saves from the dire consequences of his rash acrobatics; Simon, who explains why he objects to being callled Simple, and the Old Woman who lives in Atchoo and who, with the aid of up-to-the-minute appliances, know s ex a ct ly w ha t to do with a large family. The frolic ends in Mother Goose's Lunch Room when, after many strange incidents, it is suddenly time to go home. And then....Well, when next the Doctor sees Felicia, she is allowed to go out. In th e vac an t l ot opp osi te sh e finds a 'big 'normous' snowball and a snow man. Sandy alone is missing." Light browning to pages, browning to endpapers, small faint erased pencil marks on front endpapers, small light liquid stain on free front en dp aper , t iny sta in o n fr ont pas tedown, one page with small corner crease, light browning/staining/foxing to edges of textblock, two tiny dints on front panel, small bump and small tear/scuff to bottom corner of front board, slight bump to bo tto m of spin e, l ight disc olora tion on t he rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Dust jacket has chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, l ight fadi ng to part s of front panel, ligh t to m oderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, minor soiling, 1 1/2" irregular shaped hole on rear panel at flap-fold. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
Basingstoke Macmillan 1996 033365028X / 9780333650288 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Around the world, fantasy writers are drawing more and more from ancient Welsh mythic tales and folklore. What is the secret of their timeless appeal? (The author) examines the contemporary retelling of the old Welsh stories and explores the way they treat the deepest and most urgent of all human needs - the need to belong. She discusses fantasy novels by popular authors such as Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, Alan Garner and Stephen Lawhead. Historical romances have fantasy elements too - such as those by Sharon Penman, Edith Pargeter and Barbara Erskine. Arthurian literature and films are also reviewed in a discussion of the Celtic notion of the hero and its importance, on a personal level, for the individual reader." Contents: Introduction: Welsh Myth and the Sense of Belonging; Eternal Triangles and the Cycles of Myth; Reconstructing the Present from the Stories of the Past; Children from Dysfunctional Families: Instruments of Mythic Healing; The Place of the Pig-Keeper: To Know Oneself; Arthurian Novels and the Spirit of the Welsh Place; Belonging and the Right of Possession: Children's Novels; Welsh Myth in Historical Novels; The Film Hero and Welsh Mythology; Myth, Theology and Belonging; Notes; Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light edge wear, very light rubbing, two small areas of tiny scuffs at bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
THE DREAM OF AENGUS., Findon, Joanne.
160 Findon, Joanne. THE DREAM OF AENGUS.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1994 1895555728 / 9781895555721 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Ted Nasmith. 
Unpaginated (32 pp), 11 1/4" H. Colour illustrations. "Long ago, when immortals walked the green hills of Ireland, Caer's father, King Ethal, cast a terrible spell on her. Lest she marry a mortal man, Caer was condemned to live every second year in the form of a swan. At first she didn't mind drifting on the cold, empty waters of Loch Bel Dracon, but one day a young man came to the lake's shore, and she fell in love with him. Could she win the heart of Aengus? Or was Caer destined to be lonely forever? Ted Nasmith's detailed illustrations, based on ancient Celtic signs and symbols, enrich Joanne Findon's haunting retelling of a medieval Irish tale." Minor edge wear, a few tiny edge dents. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear and few tiny chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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