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BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
181 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." A few faint scuffs on the front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS., Featherstone, Donald.
182 Featherstone, Donald. BRIDGES OF BATTLE: FAMOUS BATTLEFIELD ACTIONS AT BRIDGES AND RIVER CROSSINGS.
London Arms and Armour 1998 1854094491 / 9781854094490 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w plates. "From more than 2,000 years of military history, (the author) has selected some one hundred examples of battles centred on river crossings. They range in size fom small-scale actions such as the battle for Powick Bridge in the early months of the English Civil War to massive, army-scale operations including the final crossing of the Rhine at Remagen during the Second World War. One of the biggest battles during the Napoleonic Wars - indeed, the biggest battle to that date with more than 300,000 men in combat - was fought across the Danube in 1809, culminating in the battle of Wagram. Later, as Napoleon's fortunes began to ebb, there took place the desperate and tragic crossing of the Berezina in 1812 when Napoleon's depleted army, retreating from Moscow, fought to cross the freezing river to escape the pursuing and encirling Russians and the hell of a Russian winter. The American Civil War also provides many examples of battles for river crossings, such as First Bull Run, the opening engagement of the war, the fight for Burnside's Bridge at Antietam and the Battle of the Big Black River during the riverine campaign for Vicksburg. Other, often lesser-known, actions are also to be found in this book, including tales of desperate courage from the Indian Mutiny and other British colonial wars. The range of contributions, including expert analyses and eyewitness accounts often enables the reader to see both sides of the story - those of the defender and the attacker - and to compare battles fought in similar circumstances, but with very different weapons, across the centuries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FEATHERSTONE'S COMPLETE WARGAMING., Featherstone, Donald.
183 Featherstone, Donald. FEATHERSTONE'S COMPLETE WARGAMING.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1988. 
208 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071539262X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The whole wonderful world of wargaming is vividly brought to life in this ultim ate of books by the doyen of the subject's authors. Full of passion, inspiration, practicality, it suggests ideas, improvements, and anecdotes that jump from the pages of the substantial and beautifully illustrated work. There are enterta i n i n g a n d practical main chapters, shorter features, and scores of snippets, with tips and anecdotes....Details, new methods, and general stimulation come across in a variety of enterprising ways. All the obvious ingredients are here (and) ea ch p er io d a nd b attle is described as a significant example of the art of warfare and development of tactics through the ages..." Subjects covered include: Eben Emael 10 May 1940; Tanks in the Western Desert 1940-42; Wargaming the Thirty Yea rs War ; C omm an do Rai ds; The Chariots of the Ancients; Wellington in the Peninsular 1808-1814; The Macedonian Phalanx; The Incomparable English Archer; The War of the American Revolution 1775-83; etc. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very min or edge wri nkli ng, mi nor rubb ing, minor edge browning. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A FURNESS MILITARY CHRONICLE., Fell, Alfred.
184 Fell, Alfred. A FURNESS MILITARY CHRONICLE.
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
 
 
TIAN WEN:  A CHINESE BOOK OF ORIGINS., Field, Stephen, translator.  Calligraphy by T.C. Ma.
185 Field, Stephen, translator. Calligraphy by T.C. Ma. TIAN WEN: A CHINESE BOOK OF ORIGINS.
New Directions, New York, 1986, first edition. 
123 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811210103 "Relatively unknown in the West, (this book) is a fascinating, though often baffling, archaic collection of 186 'questions' about the origins of life and the meaning of a wide vari ety of happenings startling and mundane, earthly and celestial. Because the poem has no single narrative thread, the most informed speculation posits group authorship by a number of roving Taoist scholars, each contributing riddles about t h e h i s t o r y and legends of his own province as well as ironically posed inquiries into the nature of the universe. The enigmatic and sometimes Sphinxlike conundrums may have been originally intended for debate - to give the popular and promi ne nt di al ec ti ci an s of over 2,300 years ago a tool for honing their convoluted responses. But however the poem took on its present shape and content, it remains the single most comprehensive catalogue of ancient Chinese mythology and pre-Imp eri al l ege nd in exi ste nce . This translation....combines sound scholarship with an artful grace to produce the 186 questions in couplets that both tease and enchant. In addition to a historical introduction that clearly explains what is known and no t know n a bou t th e po em, Field provides extensive notes to help the English-speaking reader understand the basic Chinese myths alluded to in the questions." The poem is presented in Chinese 'li-shi' script opposite the English text. P revio us o wn er's chop (st amp p n hal f-ti tle page, tiny bump to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DUOLOGUES AND SCENES FROM THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN.  ARRANGED AND ADAPTED FOR DRAWING-ROOM PERFORMANCE.  (DUOLOGUES FROM JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS.), Filippi, Rosina (Mrs. Dowson), arranged by.  (Jane Austen.)
186 Filippi, Rosina (Mrs. Dowson), arranged by. (Jane Austen.) DUOLOGUES AND SCENES FROM THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN. ARRANGED AND ADAPTED FOR DRAWING-ROOM PERFORMANCE. (DUOLOGUES FROM JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS.)
London J.M. Dent 1895 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Miss Fletcher. 
139 pp, 6 7/8" H. Pale green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Tissue-covered frontispiece and decorated title page. 7 additional plates with descriptions of the costumes on the facing pages. Preface by Rosina Filippi and a short essay on costumes. The duologues: Literary Tastes - Catherine Morland and Isabella Thorpe (in the Pump Room, Bath), "Northanger Abbey"; The Settlement Question - Mr and Mrs John Dashwood, "Sense and Sensibility"; The Read-ing of Jane Fairfax's Letter - Miss Bates and Emma, "Emma"; A Strawberry Picnic - Mrs Elton and Mr Knightley, "Emma"; Three Loves - Emma and Harriet, and Emma and Mr Knightley, "Emma"; The Proposal of Mr Collins - Mrs Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Collins, "Pride and Prejudice"; Lady Catherine's Visit - Lady Catherine and Elizabeth Bennet, "Pride and Prejudice". Some separation at two places between page gatherings - pages are still firmly held in binding, very light browning in margins of pages, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, previous owner's name and date in ink on front free endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to spine, wrinkling/waviness in cloth on boards, light soiling to boards, tiny bump at corners. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE PLEASURE OF THE GAME.  THE STORY OF THE TORONTO CRICKET, SKATING AND CURLING CLUB:  1827-1977.  Includes reproduction pamphlet "THE CANADIAN CURLER'S MANUAL"., Fillmore, Stanley.
187 Fillmore, Stanley. THE PLEASURE OF THE GAME. THE STORY OF THE TORONTO CRICKET, SKATING AND CURLING CLUB: 1827-1977. Includes reproduction pamphlet "THE CANADIAN CURLER'S MANUAL".
Toronto Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club 1977 0969071205 / 9780969071204 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
176 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. The first chapter is printed on a light green stock. A reproduction of the pamphlet, "The Canadian Curler's Manual; or An Account of Curling as practised in Canada: With Remarks on the History of the Game", by James Bicket, Toronto, 1840 - is included in a sleeve forming part of the rear flap of the dust jacket. "(Commemorates) the 150th anniversary of the Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club. The history brings out for the members of that club the names, dates, victories, and interesting anecdotes of the club from the earliest years. (The book also provides) a readable history of the development of cricket, curling, and skating (in Toronto) through those years." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump. 'The Canadian Curler's Manual' in rear flap pocket is in 'Fine' condition. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STALINGRAD EN NORMANDIE:  LA DESTRUCTION DE LA VIIe ARMEE ALLEMANDE DANS LA POCHE ARGENTAN-FALAISE 31 JUILLET-22 AOUT 1944., Florentin, Eddy.
188 Florentin, Eddy. STALINGRAD EN NORMANDIE: LA DESTRUCTION DE LA VIIe ARMEE ALLEMANDE DANS LA POCHE ARGENTAN-FALAISE 31 JUILLET-22 AOUT 1944.
Presses de la Cite, Paris, 1981, 15e edition, entierement remaniee et reenrichie. 
383 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 2258008611 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. "Cette etonnante bataille n'avait encore jamis ete racontee dans aucun livre au monde. 'Stalingrad en Normandie' comble cette lacune . Seule grand bataille interalliee de la guerre, puisque Canadiens, Americains, Anglais, Polonais, Francias ont tenu les bords du 'chaudron', convergeant tous vers le meme village de Chambois, la bataille de la Poche de Falaise, avec ses c o u p s d e t heatre, ses atermoiements, son desordre, ses actes individuels, ses heros, ses petits villages encercles portes au rang de celebrites historiques, ses anecdotes emouvantes, ses a-cotes pittoresques, ses joies aussi, meritait d'etre r ac on te e s ou s l e titre que les combattants lui ont spontanement donne: 'Stalingrad en Normandie'...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - moderate edge wear, a few small soft creases, crease on rear cove r, a f ew scu ff s, li gh t cr ease on spine, minor foxing to fore-edge of last few pages, shelf soiling to bottom of textblock. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
189 Folio Society. (C.V. Wedgwood, Christopher Robinson.) FOLIO: THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE OF THE FOLIO SOCIETY. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1968.
Folio Society, London, 1968. 
15 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; Accidental Literature: The Letters of Dorothy Osborne; Food for Thought (food in literature). Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little.
190 Ford, Boris, ed. Arthur Humphreys, Geoffrey Beard, Raymond O'Malley, David Mannings, Cinzia Maria Sicca, Pat Rogers, T.J. Edelstein, Sally Jeffery, Michael Symes, Nicholas Anderson, Bryan Little. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE AUGUSTAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
349 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Arts in Eighteenth-Century Britain; The Decorative and Useful Arts; Flowers in the Valley: Folk-Songs in Britain; The Visual Arts; Holkham Hall, Norfolk; Literature; Vauxhall Gardens; Architecture; 'The English Taste in Gardening'; Music; Augustan Bath; Further Reading and Reference; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 6. THE ROMANTIC AGE IN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: ROMANTICS TO EARLY VICTORIANS.), Ford, Boris, ed.  David Punter, Alexander Youngson, John Beer, Michael Rosenthal, John Harvey, Alexandra Wedgwood, H.C. Robbins Landon, Tom Williamson, Pat Kirkham, Christopher Gillie.
191 Ford, Boris, ed. David Punter, Alexander Youngson, John Beer, Michael Rosenthal, John Harvey, Alexandra Wedgwood, H.C. Robbins Landon, Tom Williamson, Pat Kirkham, Christopher Gillie. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 6. THE ROMANTIC AGE IN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: ROMANTICS TO EARLY VICTORIANS.)
Cambridge Cambrige University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
330 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; Romantics to Early Victorians; Edinburgh: City of Reason and Nature; Literature; The Fine Arts; Graphic Satire and Illustration; Architecture; Music; The Athenaeum; Enclosure and the English Hedgerow; The Applied Arts: Design, Craft and Trade; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 2.  MEDIEVAL BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN:  THE MIDDLE AGES.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Derek Pearsall, Nicola Coldstream, Nigel Nicolson, Stephen Medcalf, Richard Axton, T.A. Heslop, R.B. Dobson, Nick Sandon, Christopher Page, Tom Williamson, Carol Meale.
192 Ford, Boris, ed. Derek Pearsall, Nicola Coldstream, Nigel Nicolson, Stephen Medcalf, Richard Axton, T.A. Heslop, R.B. Dobson, Nick Sandon, Christopher Page, Tom Williamson, Carol Meale. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 2. MEDIEVAL BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE MIDDLE AGES.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
290 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Middle Ages; Architecture; Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk; Literature and Drama; Festive Culture in Country and Town; The Visual Arts and Crafts; The City of York; Music; The Working Landscape; Further reading and artists' biographies; Index. Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell.
193 Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
289 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction / Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age / Roman Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (Architecture; Verulamium: Social and Artistic Development; The Visual Arts and Crafts; Lullingstone Villa) / Early Medieval Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (The Visual Arts and Crafts; Old English Literature; Winchester: The Rise of an Early Capital; The Arts of Late Celtic Britain (AD 600-900); Architecture; Music; The White Tower of London) / Appendix: Further Reading / Sources of Illustrations / Index. Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
194 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
195 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." Book has minor cocking. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH., Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers.
196 Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1981 0802023940 / 9780802023940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering/illustration on front board. Black endpapers. Contents: Introduction; Reference Materials: Bibliographies and checklists; Periodicals; General: Historical, Descriptive, Overviews / Works containing more than one genre; Folktales (General / Anglophone and Celtic / Francophone / Indian and Inuit / Other Cultural Groups); Folk Music and Dance (as above); Folk Speech and Naming; Minor Genres: Proverbs, riddles, games, practical jokes, children's lore; Superstitions and Popular Beliefs: Including folk medicine, folk religion, and the supernatural (as above); Folklife and Customs (as above); Folk Art and Material Culture (as above); Biographies and Appreciations (Collectors and Scholars / Folk Artists and Informants); Records (Field Recordings / Other Recordings); Films; Theses and Dissertations; Index of Authors and Editors. Faint erased pencil mark at top of first page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DOLLS I HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED., Francis, Jean.  Edited by Judy Tomlinson.
197 Francis, Jean. Edited by Judy Tomlinson. DOLLS I HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED.
Privately Published 1980 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good - John Francis, photographs. Inscribed By Author
120 pp, 10 7/8" H. Special edition, limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 97. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FFEP - "To ______/ From Jean Francis" B&w photographs (and a few colour). Stories about favorite dolls from the author's extensive collection. Discusses marks, makers, composition, clothing, accessories, repairs, etc. Covers European and North American dolls. Very faint, small stain in bottom margin of pages 1 to 4, two corners and top/bottom of spine lightly bumped, light edge wear/scuffing, light line indentation across rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER PILOT'S SUMMER., Franks, Norman and Richey, Paul, Wg Cdr.
198 Franks, Norman and Richey, Paul, Wg Cdr. FIGHTER PILOT'S SUMMER.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817712 / 9780948817717 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
248 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. The sequel to Paul Richey's acclaimed "Fighter Pilot'. "(T)he story not only of 609 Squadron's offensive war during that momentous summer (1941), when the RAF started to take the war to the enemy over Northern France, but also in part of Paul's squadron leader, Michael Robinson, DSO DFC, who also happened to be his brother-in-law, and of Paul's exploits to the end of the war. Sadly, Michael Robinson was lost over the English Channel in 1942 but Paul went on to serve under Sholto Douglas at Fighter Commander HQ, then command his old 609 Squadron flying Typhoons, before going to India and Burma." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
FIGHTER PILOT'S SUMMER., Franks, Norman and Richey, Paul, Wg Cdr.
199 Franks, Norman and Richey, Paul, Wg Cdr. FIGHTER PILOT'S SUMMER.
London Grub Street 1993 0948817712 / 9780948817717 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
248 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. The sequel to Paul Richey's acclaimed "Fighter Pilot'. "(T)he story not only of 609 Squadron's offensive war during that momentous summer (1941), when the RAF started to take the war to the enemy over Northern France, but also in part of Paul's squadron leader, Michael Robinson, DSO DFC, who also happened to be his brother-in-law, and of Paul's exploits to the end of the war. Sadly, Michael Robinson was lost over the English Channel in 1942 but Paul went on to serve under Sholto Douglas at Fighter Commander HQ, then command his old 609 Squadron flying Typhoons, before going to India and Burma." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE:  MACBETH.  A TUTOR TEXT., Frieman, Ruth.  (William Shakespeare.)
200 Frieman, Ruth. (William Shakespeare.) UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH. A TUTOR TEXT.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
189 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)he reader is guided by Ruth Frieman's clear and penetrating explanations into the rich complexities of meaning, imagery, and characterization of 'Macbeth' - and gains a deeper understanding of the greatest playwright in English Literature. Macbeth as obedient husband, fearful and indecisive conspirator, calculating murderer, and finally as the haunted man who faces death with courage - all sides of this complex protagonist are revealed as the author traces Macbeth's steady movement towards his inexorable destiny in one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies. Featuring a helpful, introductory historical background on the Elizabethan theatre and Shakespeare's life, the 'Macbeth' TutorText will be an invaluable aid to high school English students and to all who seek a deeper comprehension of the famous Bard. (Includes a) line-by-line discussion of the text. (Miss Frieman's) lucid analysis bridges the gap between the obscure words and archaic idioms of the 16th century and the language of the 20th century, and she accompanies the text with discussions of the nature of tragedy and the tragic hero, Shakespeare's use of prose and poetry, the relationship between rhythm, rhyme, and meter, the effects of metaphor, and the use of dramatic and stage devices." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to top of text block, slight bump to top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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