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THE WORLD'S GREAT BATTLESHIPS: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT., Jackson, Robert.
21 Jackson, Robert. THE WORLD'S GREAT BATTLESHIPS: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT.
Brown, London, 2000. 
144 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884605 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photograph, reproductions, profiles, cutaways. "Beginning with the age of sail and the Battle of Trafalgar, the book describes the devel opment of the first primitive ironclads with traversing turrets, the battles of the American Civil War, and the heyday of the battleship in the decades before the outbreak of World War I. (It) shows how new technologies helped shape naval tactics a n d the advances in ship design during the nineteenth century, culminating in two new classes of ship, the dreadnought and the battlecruiser, that saw much action at the Battle of Jutland and the other naval encounters of World War I, and which ar e al so discussed in depth here. By World War II the battleship, threatened by the submarine and difficult to protect from either underwater or aerial attack, had been usurped by the aircraft carrier from its position as prime naval weapon - as was d ram atically demonstrated at Pearl Harbor. They remained potent threats, however, and (this book) covers the notable battles of the war, including the exploits of the Graf Spee, Bismarck and Tirpitz in the Atlantic and North Sea, and the Yamato in the Pacific. Finally the gradual postwar decommissioning of the last true battleships is described, along with the last swansongs of the American 'Iowa' class in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars before their final retirement." Previous owner's place, dat e an d sigature on free front endpaper; very small bump at bottom corner of boards, small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing - mainly on re ar p anel, small indent mark on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
22 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 26 NO. 12. DECEMBER 1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
74 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Early Americans: Two easy miniature figure conversions; La Haie Saint: Building the famous French farmhouse for the latest Sharpe TV series; Two Ravens and Four Bears: Scratch build a Plains Indian figure; A Polished Diamond: Assembling Scale Model Accessories 1:35 scale Diamond-T tank transporter kit; Swords of the Scottish Highlanders: The history of claymores and basket-hilted broadswords; Bersaglieri: Build a 120mm Italian Bersaglieri officer using Verlinden Productions miniature academy figure; Spanish Knight: An easy 120mm figure conversion to the Verlinden Productions figure; The International Model Show: Military competition classes and entry form; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Despatch: Readers' letters; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edge wear, two very small edge tears on covers that migrate into a few pages - archivally taped. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
23 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 6 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 008198277 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Cleaning Up 'A' Gun: Scratch built Royal Navy warship gun crew diorama; Modelling a Toy Soldier: The first part of a trilogy on producing miniature figures at home; The Second Battle Group: German WWII historical re-enactors; Did Somebody Call?: Figure conversion - a 120mm WWI German telephone linesman; The Tank Modelling Course: Cromwell Models' A10 Cruiser - part two; IFOR Armour in Bosnia: Second part of a three-part feature on AFVs of the International Force; Britain's Red Navy: Uniforms of William IV's Royal Navy; 'Accurizing' Testor's/Italeri LAV-AD: Making changes to the 1:35 scale plastic kit; The CDC Armour Collection: News of a range of new diecast model armoured vehicles; Euro's Flat Figure Classes: A resume of last year's Euro Militaire competition; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine; Despatch: Readers' letters; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SOVIET WARSHIPS: THE SOVIET SURFACE FLEET 1960 TO THE PRESENT., Jordan, John.
24 Jordan, John. SOVIET WARSHIPS: THE SOVIET SURFACE FLEET 1960 TO THE PRESENT.
Arms and Armour, London, 1983. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853685843 "(P)rovides a detailed analysis of the new generations of Soviet surface warships - from the Kynda class guided missile carriers of the 1960s to the new nuclear-powered battl ecruiser 'Kirov'. It provides a refreshing, alternative view to the usual over-reactive reading of Soviet naval intentions. Recent Soviet naval developments are viewed here not as an attempt to win control of the sea, but as a persistent drive t o counter western sea-power as a force capable of threatening Soviet territory. --- The major classes of Soviet surface ships covered are Kynda, Kashin, Kresta I, Moskva, Kresta II, Krivak, Kara, Kiev, Kirov and the new destroyers 'Sovremenny' a n d 'U d aloy', each of which has a chapter devoted to it. Complete details of each class are given including design, construction, service career, propulsion, weapons and radar. The strategic thinking behind each new concept is examined, the desi gn s hor tc omings of each type discussed, and their operational capabilities assessed. In addition to over 150 superb b&w photographs, line drawings of each class are provided with details of fittings and armament. There are also over 30 tables of shi p sp eci fications, missiles, guns and aircraft carried by each class. The book is rounded off by Appendices of Soviet ship classification and NATO designations for Soviet equipment." Tiny dint on rear board Dust jacket has been price-clip ped , ha s lig ht r ubbing, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears, very small ghost sticker mark on front flap. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
25 Katz, Michael B. THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTON, CANADA WEST: FAMILY AND CLASS IN A MID-NINETEENTH-CENTURY CITY.
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1975 0674661257 / 9780674661257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
381 pp, 9 1/2" H. Tables, graphs. "(R)econstructs the social structure, life cycle, and domestic relations within a mid-nineteenth century Canadian city. (Katz's) analysis draws on the records of the entire population found on the manuscript census, assessment rolls, city directories, newspapers, and other sources. (He) has explored the relationships between inequality, ethnicity, sex, mobility, transiency, household structure, and coming-of-age during a period of profound social change. At one level, the book describes in great detail the nature of family and society in a commercial city. Simul-taneously, it uses the patterns uncovered in Hamilton, which the author compares to those other historians have found elsewhere, to speculate about broad questions in social history and social theory. Finally, the book is an exploratory exercise in the application of quantitative techniques to social history; as such its interest lies in its method as well as its substance. The author contents that two themes - structural rigidity and individual transiencey - characterized life in the commercial city. Despite the massive flow of people into and out of the city, its basic structures remained virtually unaltered, thought the identity of its occupants changed dramatically. In part, the history of the family reflected these two themes; but the family had an independent existence as well. For, despite some structural parallells, the family served somewhat different purposes than its modern counterpart, especially the sheltering of young people during a period Katz calls 'semi-autonomy', a phase of the life cycle that virtually has disappeared." Bump and tiny tear at bottom of spine - light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has heavy creasing and small tear archivally taped at bottom of spine, very light wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing and soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Kemp, Paul.
26 Kemp, Paul. MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
London Caxton 2003 1840675217 / 9781840675214 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Fine David J Hill, plans and drawings. 
125 pp, 4to (11 9/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams - folded plans in pocket at rear. "The history of midget submarines, submersibles and human torpedoes is one of the most fascinating areas of naval warfare in the Second World War. Originating with the Italian 'Mignatta' human torpedo of the First World War, designed to attack enemy ships lying in defended harbours, by 1945 almost all the major combatants had made some use of craft of th is type, ranging from the British 'X-Craft', which crippled the German battleship 'Tirpitz' in a Norwegian fjord and sank the Japanese cruiser 'Takao', to the Japanese 'Kaiten' suicide weapon, the equally desperate German submersibles the 'Neger' and 'Marder', and the slightly more successful 'Seehund' midget submarine. This book deals with each type of craft separately, dividing them into human torpedoes (Italian 'Maiale', British 'Chariot'), submersibles (German 'Biber' and Japanese 'Kaiten'), and true midget submarines (British 'X-Craft' and Japanese 'Ko-Hyoteki'). The author examines the reasons why the belligerents engaged in midget submarine construction and operations, and details all the classes of craft that were built, also examining postwar developments. Together with its superb plans and drawings, this book is essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiasts and modelmakers with an interest in one of the most daring and dangerous forms of naval warfare." 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Kemp, Paul.
27 Kemp, Paul. MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
London Caxton 2003 1840675217 / 9781840675214 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Near Fine David J Hill, plans and drawings. 
125 pp, 4to (11 9/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams - folded plans in pocket at rear. "The history of midget submarines, submersibles and human torpedoes is one of the most fascinating areas of naval warfare in the Second World War. Originating with the Italian 'Mignatta' human torpedo of the First World War, designed to attack enemy ships lying in defended harbours, by 1945 almost all the major combatants had made some use of craft of th is type, ranging from the British 'X-Craft', which crippled the German battleship 'Tirpitz' in a Norwegian fjord and sank the Japanese cruiser 'Takao', to the Japanese 'Kaiten' suicide weapon, the equally desperate German submersibles the 'Neger' and 'Marder', and the slightly more successful 'Seehund' midget submarine. This book deals with each type of craft separately, dividing them into human torpedoes (Italian 'Maiale', British 'Chariot'), submersibles (German 'Biber' and Japanese 'Kaiten'), and true midget submarines (British 'X-Craft' and Japanese 'Ko-Hyoteki'). The author examines the reasons why the belligerents engaged in midget submarine construction and operations, and details all the classes of craft that were built, also examining postwar developments. Together with its superb plans and drawings, this book is essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiasts and modelmakers with an interest in one of the most daring and dangerous forms of naval warfare." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
28 Lemelin, Roger. Translated by Samuel Putnam. THE TOWN BELOW.
New York Reynal & Hitchcock 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Signed by Author
302 pp, 8 1/8" H. Gray boards with burgundy lettering/banding on spine. Signed by the author on the half title page. "The scene of this novel is St. Joseph's parish in the suburb of St. Sauveur, in Quebec's picturesque Lower Town, at the foot of the long, winding Pente Douce, or 'Gentle Slope,' that connects the Lower with the Upper Town. In this parish there are two social classes: the Mulots (feminine: Mulotes) or workers, literally 'lazy good-for-nothings'; and the Soyeux (feminine: Soyeuses) or middle-class residents - the literal meaning of the word is 'silky' or 'silken'." From the Introductory Note. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at corners, very light browning on spine, one tiny corner bump, small slight bump on fore-edge of front board, browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
29 Lord, Barry. THE HISTORY OF PAINTING IN CANADA: TOWARD A PEOPLE'S ART.
Toronto NC Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
253 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Contents: Introduction: Toward a People's Art; Painting of the Native Peoples; Painting in Quebec: French and British Regimes (The art of the church and the art of the people / Social classes in Quebec: A portrait of Quebec society / Interlude: An American paints the conquest of Quebec); Canadian Painting: The British Regime (The struggle for the landscape / A nation of Canadians / Imperialism and the art schools in Paris The Group of Seven: A national landscape art); Painting in the Age of U.S. Imperialism (Repression and revolt in Quebec / Canadian painting: The struggle to paint our people); Conclusion: Toward a People's Art. Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny tears (archivally taped) and areas of light creasing at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
30 Mellor, John. THE COMPANY STORE: JAMES BRYSON McLACHLAN AND THE CAPE BRETON COAL MINERS, 1900-1925.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1983 0385128126 / 9780385128124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
362 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The devastating story of Cape Breton's miners and the strikes they launched against the companies that owned their homes, their possessions, and their churches. Canadians - and the rest of the world - will be shocked by accounts of police brutality and murder, mass demonstrations, rebellion, scandalous politicking, and most of all, desperate poverty and hunger. The miners had always been paid starvation wages by companies that held total monopolies of such towns as Glace Bay. The first time they launched a strike in 1905, soldiers were brought in and machine guns and barbed wire were set up around the mining communities. Credit was cut off from company stores (the only stores). Miners were evicted from company-owned houses (the only houses) in the middle of winter. The death toll was enormous. Strikes over the next fifteen years simply led to continued harrassment and eviction. At one time, the company was permitted, by government order, to employ hundreds of special police, mounted on horseback and supplied with guns and heavy sticks, to batter miners into submission. James Bryson McLachlan was the hero of the Cape Bretoners when he took up their cause and organized strikers and entered into negotiations with the companies. (This) is also his story - and the story of the beginnings of the labour movement for all of Canada." Small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at edges, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ANTIQUE PEWTER OF THE BRITISH ISLES.  A BRIEF SURVEY OF WHAT HAS BEEN MADE IN PEWTER IN ENGLAND AND THE BRITISH ISLES, FROM THE TIME OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I TO THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA., Michaelis, Ronald F.
31 Michaelis, Ronald F. ANTIQUE PEWTER OF THE BRITISH ISLES. A BRIEF SURVEY OF WHAT HAS BEEN MADE IN PEWTER IN ENGLAND AND THE BRITISH ISLES, FROM THE TIME OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I TO THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA.
G. Bell and Sons, London, 1955, first edition. 
118 pp + 40 b&w plates, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, plates. "The author has tackled the subject from an unusual viewpoint, so as to help collectors in examining the various objects made in pewter, particularly in the British Isles, in conjunction with the earlier recorded information about the methods of manufacture and the styles in vogue in bygone days. The records of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers of London have been freely drawn upon. Extracts f r o m t hem have been included, which should help students and collectors to decide for themselves the merits or otherwise of particular objects, and to gauge the comparative rarity of individual specimens of pewter-ware. The features which dist in gu is h t he pewter of one period from that of another are made clear, either in the text or by line and half-tone illustrations, and the various classes of pewter-ware have been grouped in separate chapters. There are also a full bibliography, in dex , a nd n ote s indicating the sources of the printed details." Light browning to pages and endpapers, previous owner's bookplate and small store label on front pastedown, browning to edges of textblock, light edge rubbing, light fading at bott om e dge of spi ne, slight bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear and rubbing, a few tiny chips and tears - one with a crease, very light browning. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MY CANADIAN LEAVES.  FACSIMILE EDITION., Monck, Frances E.O.
32 Monck, Frances E.O. MY CANADIAN LEAVES. FACSIMILE EDITION.
Canadian Library Service / University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1963, facsimile reprint edition of 2,000 copies - this copy unnumbered. 
168 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering and decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Monotone photographs on front and rear pastedowns. A facsimile reprint of Frances Monck's journal of her year (1864-5) in Lower Canada (with marginalia and corrections by the author), detailing the social life of the upper classes - the travel, balls, personalities, sports, the military, etc., as well as observations on scenery, weather, modes of transport, settlement, etc. Mrs. Monck was the sister-in-law of Lord Monck, Governor-General of Canada, 1861-1867. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS.  TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE., Moodie, Susanna.  Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall.
33 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1959 Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Eight b&w plates plus fold-out map - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." First published in 1853 . Minor browning to pages, light cigarette odor, a few tiny light stains in top margin of pages 264 & 265, light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinking at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few tiny water marks on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
34 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 
298 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Map endpapers. Eight b&w plates plus facsimile of first edition (1853) title page - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one crease across spine, very small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny edge tears and chips - archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE AGE OF THE RAILWAY., Perkin, Harold.
35 Perkin, Harold. THE AGE OF THE RAILWAY.
Drake, New York, 1973. 
351 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0877493510 B&w plates, 2 maps. "The first construction and widespread use of the railroads was the most spectacular aspect of the Industrial Revolution. The first railways not only drastically changed the economic life of entire nations, but also had a profound impact on the life of virtually everyone, young or old, rich or poor. The railroads helped to break down old class barriers and established new ones that have remained to this day . They radically altered the pattern of leisure in working class life, as well as the lives of the middle and even upper classes. The railroads made possible the growth of vast suburban areas around towns and cities, and ushered in the c o m m u t e r a g e. In many ways, the railroads were among the chief factors forming the social structures of today's industrially advanced nations. This book by a distinguished social historian narrates the epic of the great age of the railway an d au th or it at i ve ly asesses its contemporary impact on society at large, an impact whose reverberations are still helping to mold our way of life today." Slight waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor b row ni ng on ins ide ed ge s, min or rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
36 Powell, Anthony. A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME. VOLUME 4. WINTER: BOOKS DO FURNISH A ROOM; TEMPORARY KINGS; HEARING SECRET HARMONIES.
London Folio Society 2007 Hard Cover Near Fine 
565 pp, 9 1/2" H. Bound in maroon buckram with gold lettering on spine, reproduction of Bert Hardy b&w photograph ('Man standing outside a bar') on front board. Dark blue endpapers, colour and b&w plates. Dark blue slipcase. "This edition follows the texts of the (William Heinemann) first editions with minor emendations." Book has very minor wear at bottom edge and corners of front board. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, small mark on bottom panel. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
WORD WISDOM IN THE ESOTERIC TRADITION.  CLASSES IN BASIC THEOSOPHICAL TEACHING.  POINT LOMA PUBLICATIONS STUDY SERIES No. 2., Purucker, G. de.
37 Purucker, G. de. WORD WISDOM IN THE ESOTERIC TRADITION. CLASSES IN BASIC THEOSOPHICAL TEACHING. POINT LOMA PUBLICATIONS STUDY SERIES No. 2.
San Diego Point Loma Publications 1980 091300435 Soft Cover Very Good - 
159 pp, 8vo (9" H). "(A)n early series of class lectures given at Point Loma in 1913-14 - .We are introduced to a selection of words, in the explanation of which we perceive the broad strokes of a deep philosophy. Of speical interest is his method of teaching, a talking to a group of students, not labored or rigidly planned, but an extemporaneous outpouring. There is every indication that a long continuous course was envisioned. Style and content of these seven classes points to this, but no record of this course being resumed is to be found. We must therefore presume that other duties prevented its continuance; hence its abrupt end. But enough is here to be of use to the student and researcher - some things here said are not said in any other of the author's works. The lectures are published here verbatim as transcribed from the stenographic reports, only obvious typographical and other changes of a minimal nature having been made." Interior - previous owners stamp at top of title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing/minor soiling, soft small crease at top corner of rear cover - migrates into last few pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
38 Rosenberg, Joel. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet. D'SHAI DUOLOGY. 1. D'SHAI. 2. HOUR OF THE OCTOPUS. 2 VOLUME SET.
Ace, New York, (1991, 1994), Ist printings. 
327 p, 263 pp, mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "In feudal D'Shai, your birth determines your status - and your own special magic. There is the Way of the Warrior, the Way of the Runner, and fifty other kazuh. Thus has always been...The Way of D'Shai. Kami is twice trapped by this rigid caste system. He is a peasant in love with a beautiful daughter of the upper classes. And he is an acrobat with no magical talents for acrobatics. But when he is falsely accused of a nobleman's murder, Kami must defy tradition and find his own special power - and neither he nor D'Shai will ever be the same!" Interiors - pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - very light edge wear, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
39 Rosenfeld, Sophia. COMMON SENSE: A POLITICAL HISTORY.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 2011 0674057813 / 9780674057814 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
337 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Common sense has always been a cornerstone of American politics. In 1776, Tom Paine's vital pamphlet with that title sparked the American Revolution. And today, common sense - the wisdom of ordinary people, knowledge so self-evident that it is beyond debate - remains a powerful political ideal, utilitzed alike by George W. Bush's aw-shucks articulations and Barack Obama's down-to-earth reasonableness. But far from self-evident is where our faith in common sense comes from and how its populist logic has shaped modern democracy. (This) is the first book to explore this essential political phenomenon. The story begins in the aftermath of England's Glorious Revoluton, when common sense first became a political ideal worth struggling over. Sophia Rosenfeld's accessible and insightful account then wends its way across two continents and multiple centuries, revealing the remarkable individuals who appropriated the old, seemingly universal idea of common sense and the new strategic uses they made of it. Paine may have boasted that common sense is always on the side of the people and opposed to the rule of kings, but Rosenfeld demonstrates that common sense has been used to foster damagoguery and exclusivity as well as popular sovereignty." Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME IV: 1929-1935., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
40 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME IV: 1929-1935.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1998 0195413814 / 9780195413816 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
439 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The fourth volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "covers a tumultuous period in the writer's life. By 1929 she was 54 years old and known world-wide as the author of 'Anne of Green Gables' and many other books, yet this was also a time of numerous setbacks: the stock market crash, a drop in royalties from her many books, the need to provide her two sons with a university education while her husband's modest church salary was often in arrears, and the fact that many loans she made to friends and family were not repaid. She faced personal crises in relations with her sons and her husband and there was furious controvery in her husband's parish, Norval Presbyterian Church. She also felt concerns over her own mental state and she became the unwilling object of a young woman's declarations of passionate love. Yet this was not a period without joy: the volume opens with happy travels to Prince Edward Island and western Canada and ends with her looking forward with great excitement to a new life in Toronto. Besides providing an intimate look into the daily life of one of the world's best-loved authors, these journals can also be read as a fascinating social history of the early twentieth century. For example, Montgomery's health concerns provide intriguing insights into the state of medical practices. Readers may shudder slightly when a bout of asthma is treated with strychnine tablets or a 'bad chill' brings out a compound of arsenic." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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