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141 Trollope, Anthony. Introduction by David Skilton. IS HE POPENJOY?
London Folio Society 1998 Hard Cover Fine Kate Aldous. 
510 pp, large 8vo (9" H) - quarter maroon buckram series binding, bright pink paper boards with border in maroon, bright pink endpapers, maroon slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The central concern of (this book) is not so much the question set out in the title - important though that question may be in keeping the story going - but the matter which Trollope examines in novel after novel; where should power and authority lie in a satisfying, workable marriage?" Slipcase has one very small corner bump. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
142 Trollope, Anthony. Introduction by Derek Parker. KEPT IN THE DARK.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Kate Aldous. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9" H) - quarter medium brown buckram series binding, pale yellow paper boards with border in medium brown, pale yellow endpapers. *No slipcase.* B&w illustrations. The last of Trollope's novels to be published during his lifetime (1882). Celia Holt, who has previously jilted Sir Francis Geraldine, marries Mr Western, without telling him of her previous romantic entanglement. Mr Western suspects a closer relationship between the two and her silence, combined with his pride, almost destroys their marriage. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
143 Trollope, Anthony. Introduction by Mary Warnock. MISS MACKENZIE.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Fine Llewellyn Thomas. 
330 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H) - quarter medium blue buckram series binding, pale gray paper boards with border in medium blue, pale gray endpapers, medium blue slipcase. B&w illustrations. When the thirty-five-year-old Margaret Mackenzie inherits her brother's small fortune, she finally enters the marriage market and receives a number of offers. Slipcase has a tiny dint on one front edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GALLANT GENTLEMEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE BRITISH OFFICER 1600-1956., Turner, E.S.
144 Turner, E.S. GALLANT GENTLEMEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE BRITISH OFFICER 1600-1956.
Michael Joseph, London, 1956, first edition. 
345 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in at title page. B&w illustrations. "(A) lively social study of the British officer and gentleman - naval and military - from the seventeenth century to the present day, when the Royal Air Force arrived to make its own charactestic contribution to the story. In late Stuart times he was a man with a personal stake in the country; in Georgian times he might well be a schoolboy (majors were flogged at Eton); and today he i s quite possibly a conscript. Here is a rounded study of the officer, with all his traditional virtues and foibles; of men who founded and defended an empire, often with small thanks from Parliament and less from the Treasury; of sprigs from t h e s c hools (and later from the crammers) who lorded it over beys and khans; of men who kept their own code of honour, worrying Parliament by their duelling and outraging 'The Times' with their practical jokes. The purchase system (with the a d ve rt is i ng o f regiments for sale in the 'Morning Post'), the jostling of captains and admirals for prize money, the rise of Sanhurst and 'The Shop', the oddities of mess etiquette, the determination of self-respecting officers never to be sen t to the St af f C oll ege, the collapse of the champagne standard, the snubbing of subalterns ('warts') and midshipmen by their seniors - these are some of the high spots in a rich history. Here, on parade, are the bluff 'tarpaulin' and the lispi ng ca valr yman , t he r anke r, the 'knut' and Colonel Blimp....down to the 'Two Types' of the Westen Desert." Christmas gift inscription on free front end paper, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slightly co cke d, l ight brown ing to ed ges o f text block. Dust jacket has is price-clipped, has several tears archiavlly taped, very light browning, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling, slight fading to spine color, small scuff on s pine, old tape r epai r at t op of front hinge, is 1/4" shoter in height than book - no obvious signs of the dust jacket being cut down. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF A VILLAGE SHOPKEEPER, 1754-1765, Turner, Thomas.  Edited by David Vaisey.  Engravings by Miriam Macgregor.
145 Turner, Thomas. Edited by David Vaisey. Engravings by Miriam Macgregor. THE DIARY OF A VILLAGE SHOPKEEPER, 1754-1765
Folio Society, London, 1998, first Folio Society printing. 
443 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in maroon slipcase. Quarter teale blue buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; maroon endpapers. B&w illustrations by Miriam Macgregor + fold-out genealogical table. "Thomas Turner's diary covers a little over eleve n years in the life of a man who kept a shop in the Sussex village of East Hoathly - a village some seven miles north-east of Lewes....When the first surviving volume of the diary begins in February 1754 Turner was a newly married twenty-four-ye a r - o ld recently arrived in the village. When he stopped writing his diary in 1765 he was thirty-five and one of the pillars of the community. His bride of eleven years before was dead and so was their only child. He had come through times of wo rr y an d depression to acquire maturity and a modest status - and he was about to embark on a fruitful second marriage...." Tiny liquid mark on top of text block. Slipcase has very light rubbing, three small light stains on one side panel. Ne ar Fin e/ Ver y Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
GEORGE III's CHILDREN., Van der Kiste, John.
146 Van der Kiste, John. GEORGE III's CHILDREN.
Sutton, Stroud, 1999. 
204 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0750922338 B&w photographs, reproductions. "King George III and Queen Charlotte had fifteen children, all but two surviving to maturity. The eldest, who became Prince Regent and King George IV, is t oday less remembered for his patronage of the arts than for his extravagance, and for the harsh treatment of his wife Caroline. As Commander-in-Chief of the British army, the administrative qualities of Frederick, Duke of York, are largely f o r g o t t e n, while King William IV, usually dismissed as a figure of fun, brought a new affability to the monarchy which helped him through the storms engendered during the passage of the Great Reform Bill in 1832. The princesses, for many ye ar s vi ct im s of t heir parents' possessiveness, married only late in life, if at all, yet they have been disparaged as colourless nonentities. This book describes the relationships between the siblings and chronologically recounts the life of t he fa mil y; the i ntr igu ing characters who surrounded the royal court; and the princes' liaisons which resulted in the extraordinary situation that - when Princess Charlotte of Wales died unexpectedly in 1817 - George III, at the age of seventy- nin e, did not hav e a sin gle legitimate grandchild. Three of his children then hurried to the altar." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease down spine. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
147 Walter, Elizabeth. A WEDDING BOUQUET. (ELIZABETH WALTER REQUESTS THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY FOR A WEDDING BOUQUET TO CELEBRATE YOUR ENGAGEMENT/MARRIAGE/ANNIVERSARY AND THOSE OF YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIONS.)
Collins, London, 1981. 
Unpaginated (approximately 41 pp), 8 1/8" H x 8" D, hard cover with glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 000216864 "Here, delightfully illustrated with colourful Victorian cards, is a book for the married and about to be married, and for anniversaries." Describes many of the customs, traditions and superstitions surrounding the wedding. Contents: Wedding; Bachelors & Spinsters; "This Year, Next Year..."; Proposal; Engagement Ring; Banns; Times & Seasons; Wedding Ring; "S o m e t h i n g Old and Something New"; Wedding Dress; Colours; Bridal Veil; Wedding Bouquet; Best Man; Bridesmaids; Wedding Favours; Wedding Music; Wedding Bells; Husbands and Wives; Confetti; The Best of Luck; Wedding Breakfast; Wedding Cake; Boo ts & S ho es ; Ho ne ymoon; Special Cases; Secular Marriage; Marriage at Home; Across the Threshold; Envoi; Happily Ever After. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
148 Warrington, Freda. SORROW'S LIGHT.
London Pan 1994 0330333488 / 9780330333481 Mass Market Paperback Very Good David Bergen cover art. 
257 pp, 7" H. "Iolithie was born into the riches of the mother-kingdom - but can she ever escape the dark forces her marriage has unleashed? It is not until their wedding night that Iolithie, now bride of Prince Tykavn, discovers that her husband is in the grip of a dangerous obsession; crippled by his elaborate rites and rituals to placate the sun god Ama. Iolithie has only one chance to save her Prince. She must travel to the mother-kingdom Onafross and beg help from the King, her father-in-law. But to reach him she must cross The Stolen Land where The Unseen worship the demon-godess Sudema, the Evening Star - and kill any one of Ama's children who trespass on their domain..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, soft crease at top of rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TONO-BUNGAY., Wells, H.G.  (Herbert George Wells)  Introduction by C.M. Joad.
149 Wells, H.G. (Herbert George Wells) Introduction by C.M. Joad. TONO-BUNGAY.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
354 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece and three pages of reproductions of drawings by author. George Ponderevo becomes disillusioned with life after spending seven years promoting his uncle's patent medicine, Tono-Bungay, a product he considers "a damned swindle". Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Slipcase has light edge war, small repair at top rear edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
150 Wickenden, Dorothy. NOTHING DAUNTED: THE UNEXPECTED EDUCATION OF TWO SOCIETY GIRLS IN THE WEST.
New York Scribner 2011 1439176582 / 9781439176580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied - shocking their families and friends. They took the new railroad over the Continental Divide and made their way by spring wagon to the tiny settlement of Elkhead, where they lived with a family of homesteaders. They rode several miles to school each day on horseback, sometimes in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied on barrel staves, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The man who had lured them out west was Ferry Carpenter, a witty, idealistic, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher. He had promised them the adventure of a lifetime and the most modern schoolhouse in Routt County; he hadn't let on that the teachers would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. In their buoyant letters home, the two women captured the voices and stories of the pioneer women, the children, and the other memorable people they got to know. Nearly a hundred years later, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff found the letters and began to reconstruct the women's journey. Enhancing the story with interviews with descendants, research about these vanished communities, and trips to the region, (she) creates an exhilarating saga about two intrepid young women and the 'settling up' of the West." Browning to bottom of text block - mainly near spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WELLINGTON'S MARRIAGE: A SOLDIER'S WIFE., Wilson, Joan.  Introduction by Elizabeth Longford.
151 Wilson, Joan. Introduction by Elizabeth Longford. WELLINGTON'S MARRIAGE: A SOLDIER'S WIFE.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1987, first edition. 
186 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297791710 B&w plates. "Hero of Waterloo, soldier statesman, the life of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, has been the inspiration for many books. But one aspect of his life has been strangely neglected - his marriage. In 1806, after a protracted and secret courtship, Wellesley married the love of his youth, Kitty Pakenham. It was to be an ill-starred union. (Drawing on numerous letters and diaries, the author reveal s) the true story behind the marriage. It begins with Arthur and Kitty's courtship in Dublin in the 1790s, against a turbulent background of rebellion in Ireland and wars in Spain and Portugal, his rejection by the Longford family and subseq u e n t d e parture to Flanders and India in search of military and financial success, and his return twelve years later 'for one purpose only' - to marry Kitty. The wedding finally took place in April 1806, and Arthur and Kitty were united at las t. Bu t t he ir happiness was short-lived, as it soon became apparent that they were both much changed since the early days of their romance and had widely differing expectations of married life. Within three years the marriage had practically di sin t egr at ed . Art hur left Kitty and his sons for the Peninsular War, in which he served for six years without once taking home leave. Kitty's hopes of reviving the marriage on his return were never realized. It is a moving story of two people wit h high ho pes a nd g ood intentions, for whom the reality of life was fraught with misunderstandings and disappointments." Pages are lightly browned, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has slight browning on spine. Very Good/ Ve ry Go od+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TUDOR FAMILY PORTRAIT., Winchester, Barbara.
152 Winchester, Barbara. TUDOR FAMILY PORTRAIT.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1955, third impression. 
330 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations, genealogical charts. "From a collection of Tudor letters - one of the most important yet discovered - Barbara Winchester has produced the portrait of an ordinary, middle-class f amily living in sixteenth-century England. John Johnson, a merchant of the Staple, was in many ways an exemplary man, as diligent in business as in the ordering of his domestic affairs. He preserved the letters he received from his wife - a c h a r m i ng and impetuous creature - as well as those from his brothers, relations and friends whose tangled troubles he was sometimes called upon to straighten out. From these letters and from the accounts he kept emerges a complete pictu re of th e pe ri od a s it was reflected in the lives of a typical bourgeois family. What is necessary for the background has been supplied with scrupulous and scholarly skill...." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top /bo t tom of sp ine , v ery mi nor soiling to fore-edge of textblock, a few small fingernail dints on top of textblock. Dust jacket has small chips, tears, moderate wear and creasing at top of spine; moderate wear at top of flap-folds; fading to spin e colo r an d d ecor atio n, l ight to moderate browning. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JULIE ANDREWS:  A LIFE ON STAGE AND SCREEN., Windeler, Robert.
153 Windeler, Robert. JULIE ANDREWS: A LIFE ON STAGE AND SCREEN.
Birch Lane / Carol Publishing, Secaucus, N.J., 1997. 
262 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1559723912 B&w photographs. "Since her professional singing debut at the London Hippodrome in 1947 - at the age of twelve - Julie Andrews has been a star. In the half century since th ose last days of British vaudeville, through her smash Broadway comeback in 'Victor/Victoria', she has triumphed on stage, in the movies, and on television. At thirteen, Julie gave a command performance for the Queen of England, at nineteen she b e c ame a Broadway star in 'The Boy Friend', and she became a theatrical legend before she was twenty-one, as Elize Doolittle in 'My Fair Lady'. By the time she was thirty-one, Julie was the best-paid and most beloved actress in the world, with a n Ac ad emy Award for her first movie, 'Mary Poppins', and an international box-office championship with her third movie, 'The Sound of Music'. Her remarkable body of work up to this point stamped her with an indelible image she came to resent: who le som e, innocent, the nanny next door. Worse, at the peak of her enormous success, Andrews was unhappy enough to submit to daily psychotherapy. Her first marriage, to childhood sweetheart Tony Walton, broke down. After two flop movie musicals, 'St ar!' an d 'Darling Lili', the press and the public seemed to turn on her. Julie became box-office poison in Hollywood but even in her semiexile starred in critically successful, Emmy-winning television variety series, wrote two children's book s, a nd pe rfor med live....Here at last is the whole sixty-two-year life story of Julie Andrews - her meteoric rise, her devastating fall, and her incredible comeback, from the little English girl with the freak four-octave, crystalline voice to th e sur prisin g leg end who has outlasted her critics. Rober Windeler's affectionate and insightful biography reveals the full-blooded woman behind the high and low notes." Small soft bump at top corner of pages 35 to 50, minor wrinkling at bottom of spi ne, sma ll wat er mark and tiny stain on rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, tiny stain on inside rear panel. Very GoodVery Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BIG MONEY., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .)
154 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .) BIG MONEY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1931 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- Fair Harry Beckhoff 
316 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), orange cloth with black title/author blocks, orange lettering. Harry Beckhoff dust jacket and endpaper art. "The mangement of fiancees and the manipulation of high finances go roisterously hand in hand in this amorous and economic history of Biscuit, otherwise Lord Biskerton, son and heir of the sixth Earl of Hoddesdon. Biscuit had red hair, a preliminary scenario for a mustache, and a noble determination to escape the disgrace of work. Berry Conway who has less iron in his soul had succumbed to economic pressure and become the secretary to T. Paterson Frisby, a dyspeptic American who had twenty million and loved every cent of it. When Biscuit and Berry pooled ideas for the mutual betterment of their separate estates, and one idea had to do with Ann Moon, Frisby's beautiful niece and heir, they leaned heavily on Aunt Vera an old campaigner in the field of love. How Uncle Paterson was caught short and rushed to cover while Aunt Vera hedged the market with a double play and salted down two money-making engagements for the house of Hoddesdon is one of the most irresistible tales of the one and only P.G." Light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small dog-ear crease on page 69/70, tiny dog-ear crease on page 301/302, small area of faint bleed-through of text print on page 301from page 302 - also on page 308 from page 307, very slight darkening to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight variations in color on top of text block, snall foxing mark on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning & soiling, small chips and tears, old tape repairs on inside surface, tears on hinges, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
THE DRAGON KING'S DAUGHTER:  TEN TANG DYNASTY STORIES., Yang Xianyi and Gladys Yang, translators.  (Shen Jiji, Li Chaowei, Jiang Fang, Li Gongzuo, Bai Xingjian, Xue Tiao, Li Fuyan, Pei Xing, Du Guangting.)
155 Yang Xianyi and Gladys Yang, translators. (Shen Jiji, Li Chaowei, Jiang Fang, Li Gongzuo, Bai Xingjian, Xue Tiao, Li Fuyan, Pei Xing, Du Guangting.) THE DRAGON KING'S DAUGHTER: TEN TANG DYNASTY STORIES.
Beijing Foreign Languages Press 1980 3rd Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
93 pp, 8 1/2" H. 5 b&w plates (taken from late sixteenth or seventeenth century editions of plays based on the Tang Dynasty stories), plus fold-out map of Chang'an during the Tang Dynasty. Contents: Foreword; The White Monkey; Ren the Fox Fairy; The Dragon King's Daughter; Prince Huo's Daughter; Governor of the Southern Tributary State; Story of a Singsong Girl; Wushuang the Peerless; The Spendthrift and the Alchemist; The Kunlun Slave; The Man With the Curly Beard. Very small bump on top edge of rear board - tiny bump on bottom edge, soft wrrinkle and emall taped edge tear on free front endpaper, pages 51-54 have small wrinkle at top edge - several adjacent pages have an indent from wrinkle. Dust jacket has very light fading to spine color and lettering, very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
STRETCH MARKS, THREE KIDS, THIRTY-SIX AND SINGLE., Young, Catherine.
156 Young, Catherine. STRETCH MARKS, THREE KIDS, THIRTY-SIX AND SINGLE.
Mother Press, Mildmay, Ontario, 1990. 
279 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969490801 "Suzanne is freshly out of a squirelly marriage, doing the two-step around loneliness, rejection, lust and more mess. Three children give her reason to get up in the morning, the singles' dance provides reason to stay up late, and the interactions between dancers three sandwiches short of a picnic, are almost enough for Suzanne to lose reason altogether. To know Suzanne is to love yourself." Interior - clean and tight with no p r e v i o u s o wnership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small bump at top of rear hinge, slight bump at bottom of spine, slight fading and browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
FOUNTAIN OF ELEPHANTS., Young, Desmond.
157 Young, Desmond. FOUNTAIN OF ELEPHANTS.
Collins, London, 1959. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, map endpapers. "Benoit de Boigne was born in 1751 at Chambery in Savoy, in an age when a professional had a choice of armies in which to serve. His adventurous youth was passed in th e French and Russian forces and then in those of the East India Company. It included capture and imprisonment by the Turks, shipwreck in which he lost all but his life and a period of three years' disappearance - a mystery on which Desmond Y o u n g ' s researches throw fascinating light. On his way to search for a then unexplored route into Russia, he was robbed of all his money and papers by the servants of a Maharatta prince, Mahadaji Sindhia. Rising 34, stranded and almost destit ut e, h e wa s o ffered a position in his army by Sindhia and took the chance that was to lead him to power, wealth and fame...He raised, trained and commanded in the field at first battalions and later a whole army on the European model. In thirt een ye ars o f b ri ll iant campaigns and equally successful administration, he made his friend and master the most powerful ruler in Hindustan. After Sindhia's death, he returned with the riches he had amassed to Europe and a disastrous marriage . H is b attl es and his ca reer provide full scope for (the author's) lucid narrative and knowledge of India. Because (he) has had access to de Boigne's hitherto unpublished correspondence he is able to add materially to our knowledge of Adele d 'Osma nd, C ounte ss de B oign e, w hose 'Memoirs' have long been famous. He is also able to tell, for the first time, the story of her unhappy predecessor, the 'Persian princess' who was concealed for fifty years in Sussex but lived to see her son and g randso n inhe rit both titl e and fortune." Previous owner's name stamp (one with date) on each end paper, faint erased pencil marks on front free endpaper two very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, darkening to edges o f text block w ith some v ery li ght st aining on top edge. Dust jacket has edge wear and small chips/tears, edge wrinkling/creasing, light soiling and rubbing, fading and rubbing to spine color, foxing at top of rear flap. Good+/Fair 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TWO FOOLS AND A FAKER:  THREE LEBANESE FOLK TALES., Zkurzynski, Gloria.
158 Zkurzynski, Gloria. TWO FOOLS AND A FAKER: THREE LEBANESE FOLK TALES.
New York Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1977 0688518060 / 9780688518066 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good William Papas. 
40 pp, oblong (7 3/8" H x 10" D). Colour and b&w illustrations. "A foolish shepherd makes himself miserable over troubles with his imaginary children; a farmer believes a thief who tells him he used to be the farmer's donkey; a rogue who cannot read or write passes himself off as a schoolmaster. With hilarious illustrations by William Papas, these three authentic folk tales retold by Gloria Skurzynski are sparkling samples of the humor that has sustained the Lebanese people through good times and bad." A gold label on the dust jacket (see scan) states "Library Edition", but there are no library markings (no stamps, pockets, etc.). Slight bump at top of spine, some tiny edge bumps, small wrinkle on front board. Dust jacket has library edition label on front panel/spine (this is not an ex-library book), is price-clipped, has small ghost label mark on front panel, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, taped tears at top/bottom of spine - with creases, minor edge browning. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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