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MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN:  A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA., Halliday, Hugh A.
21 Halliday, Hugh A. MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN: A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA.
Toronto Robin Brass 1999 1896941095 / 9781896941097 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "The formal duel, with its elaborate ritual and code of conduct, was once considered the 'honourable' way for self-styled gentlemen to settle disputes involving character and integrity. The law made no special provisions for duelling - the winner in a fatal contest was a murderer. But the prevailling sentiment that a duel was 'fair', and the fact that upper-crust combatants in the thinly populated 19th-century Canada were well-connected with the judiciary, meant that duellists usually escaped with little or no punishment. What is surprising is that so many came from the ranks of those whose job it was to uphold the law - lawyers, judges and politicians, including at least two future Fathers of Confederation and several chief justices. Hugh Halliday not only describes some of the most interesting duels that took place in Canada but looks at duelling in light of our human tendency to ritualize conflicts with codes of acceptable and unacceptable practice. He also examines the steps that often led to a duel, including the public 'posting' of allegations, or insults, that was frequently a part of the process." Appendix: The Irish Duelling Code. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.
22 Hamilton, Alexander. WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.
Crecy 1993 0947554343 / 9780947554347 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing, irregular light line indentation on front panel, two tiny pin holes on front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.
23 Hamilton, Alexander. WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.
Crecy 1993 0947554343 / 9780947554347 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap - very minor edge/wrinkling wear elsewhere, very light rubbing, an area of printing ink smudges on inside surface. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF GOLF.  PUBLISHED BY THE PGA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 9th BIENNIAL BRITISH-AMERICAN RYDER CUP GOLF MATCHES, PINEHURST, N.C.  NOV. 2 AND 4, 1951., Harlow, Bob; Lacey, A.J.; Graffis, Herb; Roe, R.C.T.; Dey, Joseph; Keeler, O.B.; Bartlett, Charles, Byrod, Fred; Fraley, Oscar; Walter, John; Miles, Ed; Looney, Joe; Dann, Marshall; Newland, Russ; Grimsley, Will; Howell, Fritz; Darsie, Darsie L., et
24 Harlow, Bob; Lacey, A.J.; Graffis, Herb; Roe, R.C.T.; Dey, Joseph; Keeler, O.B.; Bartlett, Charles, Byrod, Fred; Fraley, Oscar; Walter, John; Miles, Ed; Looney, Joe; Dann, Marshall; Newland, Russ; Grimsley, Will; Howell, Fritz; Darsie, Darsie L., et THE BOOK OF GOLF. PUBLISHED BY THE PGA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 9th BIENNIAL BRITISH-AMERICAN RYDER CUP GOLF MATCHES, PINEHURST, N.C. NOV. 2 AND 4, 1951.
Professional Golfers' Association of America, Chicago, 1951. 
[128 pp], 11 1/4" H, hard cover (maroon boards with gold lettering, emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs. Divided into six "books": Golf in Britain and America; Golf's Governing Bodies; Great Moments in Golf; The 1951 Ryder Cup Matches; Where Golf is Played; Tournament Golf. Includes such articles as: Two Great Bobby Jones Stories; I Knew Hogan When; I'll Take Byron Nelson's 1939 Open; A Couple of Gals Named Mae and Fay; How Goodman Beat Bob Jones; Ryder Cup Rec o r d s ; T h e Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews; Ohio's Famed Scioto; The Monterey Peninsula; Golf in Arizona's Valley of the Sun; Portland Golf Club; Inverness Club; Golf in the Chicago Area; Bob O'Link, A Man's Club; Detroit Golf Club; Pho en ix O pe n; Pa lm B each Round Robin; Greenbrier - Open and Pro-Am; Seminole; The Cavalier; etc., etc. Seven (7) pages with a very faint scuff/wrinkle at top corner, minor edge wear to boards, very small bump to corners of boards, tiny bump to to p/b ott om of s pin e, tin y scuff and few light scratches on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES:  FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY., Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors.  (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.)
25 Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors. (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.) THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES: FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1994 0969342535 / 9780969342533 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
517 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty copies. Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. The diaries of five women (United Empire Loyalist descendants), ranging in age from thirteen to eighty- four, who lived in Eldon House, London, Ontario during the nineteenth century. An interesting look at the family and social life of the era, as well as religion, politics, health care, women's issues. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
COLD IRON AND LADY GODIVA: ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT TORONTO 1920-1972., Harris, Robin S. and Montagnes, Ian, editors.  (P.B. Hughes, W.G. MacElhinney, W.W. Walker, A.M. Reid, R.S. Segsworth, Alan Heisey, Eric J. Miglin, B. Etkin, Philip A. Lapp, James M. Ham.)
26 Harris, Robin S. and Montagnes, Ian, editors. (P.B. Hughes, W.G. MacElhinney, W.W. Walker, A.M. Reid, R.S. Segsworth, Alan Heisey, Eric J. Miglin, B. Etkin, Philip A. Lapp, James M. Ham.) COLD IRON AND LADY GODIVA: ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT TORONTO 1920-1972.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1973. 
169 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802020623 B&w photographs, tables, graphs, drawings. "The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto is celebrating its 100th anniversary. This informal volume concentrates on the last half century. It examines the development of the Faculty and of its undergraduate and alumni organizations; the changing undergraduate scene since 1920, through a depression, the return of soldiers to university after two world wars, and the tempestuous sixties; the impact that the teaching staff and graduates of this one engineering school have had on their community and their nation through research and practice (including pioneer work in energy, transportation, construction, and industry); and ends with a look into the future of engineering education by the retiring dean of Faculty, James M. Ham." University presentation bookplate on front pastedown, minor edge soiling, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears, light soiling, small very light stain on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
27 Heinlein, Robert. (also includes Damon Knight, Miriam Allen deFord, Theodore Sturgeon, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Bloch, Avram Davidson, John Christopher, Gordon R. Dickson, Robert F. Young, Idris Seabright, Isaac Asimov, Theodore R. Cogswell, et al. THE DOOR INTO SUMMER. (THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THIS NOVEL. IN 3 NUMBERS OF THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 11, NO.s 4, 5 & 6. OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 1956.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1956, first appearance - preceding publication in book format. 
127 pp, 128 pp, 128 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps - digest size). The first appearance of a new Robert A. Heinlein novel - the first printing in book format was by Doubleday in 1957. Cover art by Kelly Freas. October Contents: THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (first of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; I Don't Mind by Ron Smith; The Monster Show by Charles Beaumont; Anything Box by Zenna Henderson; The Decline and Fall of the Bug-eyed Monster (article) by John Christopher; Try This for Psis by Robert Bloch; Mr. Guthrie's Cold War by Jay Williams; Recommended Reading (department) by Anthony Boucher; Tea from Chirop Terra by Winona McClintic; King's Evil by Avram Davidson; Sonnets in a Moonship (verse) by Starr Nelson. November Contents: THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (second of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; Lullaby for a Changeling (verse) by Doris P. Buck; Flying Pan by Robert F. Young; The Truth of the Matter (article) by G. Harry Stine; Zeepsday by Gordon R. Dickson; Recommended Reading (department) by Anthony Boucher; The Hero Comes by Idris Seabright; Gimmicks Three: A Triptych - The Brazen Locked Room by Isaac Asimov; Time Trammel by Miriam Allen deFord; Impact with the Devil by Theodore R. Cogswell. December Contents: Stranger Station by Damon Knight; First Lesson by Mildred Clingerman; Full Circle (verse) by Dorothy Cowles Pinkney; THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (conclusion) by Robert A. Heinlein; Gandolphus by Anthony Boucher; The Red W agon by Jane Roberts; The Science Screen (department) by Charles Beaumont; The Apothesis of Kiby Miriam Allen deFord; Venture to the Moon - I. The Starting Line & II Robin Hood, F.R.S. by Arthur C. Clarke; Recommended Reading (department ) by the editor; And Now the News... by Theodore Sturgeon; Index to Volume XI. Interiors - small tear on first page at bottom staple, small closed tear (archivally taped) at bottom of page 55/56, otherwise clean (no rusting to staples ) and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exteriors - very l ight edge wear to covers - a little heavier at top/bottom of spine, top corner of October issue has light crease through book, soft small crease to bottom corner of front cover of December issue with migration into approx. first 60 pages, spines flat and uncreased. Scan of Nov. attached - scans of other two books available upon request. VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE.  9 VOLUMES.  (VOLUME 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9) (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.), Hill, Ralph, ed.  (Michael Ayrton, C.B. Rees, Arnold Haskell, Rex Harris, George Dannatt, Julian Herbage, Robin Hull, Alec Robertson, Scott Goddard, Stanley Bayliss, F. Bonavia, Julian Kimbell, Neville Cardus, George Sampson, Stephen Williams, et al
28 Hill, Ralph, ed. (Michael Ayrton, C.B. Rees, Arnold Haskell, Rex Harris, George Dannatt, Julian Herbage, Robin Hull, Alec Robertson, Scott Goddard, Stanley Bayliss, F. Bonavia, Julian Kimbell, Neville Cardus, George Sampson, Stephen Williams, et al THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE. 9 VOLUMES. (VOLUME 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9) (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.)
Penguin, Harmondworth, 1946, 1947, 1947, 1947, 1948, 1948, 1948, 1949, 1949. 
127 pp, 96 pp, 93 pp, 102 pp, 98 pp, 138 pp, 125 pp, 124 pp, 125 pp, soft covers - 9 volumes. Volumes 1-5 are approximately 8" H, volumes 6-9 are approximately 7 3/16" H. B&w illustrations. Contain articles on the music scene in England and abroa d, including regular features such as 'Opera in London', Concerts in London', 'The Record Collector', 'Music on the Air', 'Ballet in London', 'New Music', 'New Books', 'Northern Diary', etc. Interiors - light to mderate browning to pages, o t h e r w i s e clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - heavy browning to edges of textblocks - scattered tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, small old price stamp or label on vols. 1 to 4, slight darkening to spines and l ig ht w ea r at t op /bottom and edges, moderate waviness to vols. 6 to 9, very light soiling, small area of pencil erasure marks on the rear cover - pencil number indentations on 3 vols. Good reading set only. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
29 Ireson, Barbara, ed. Illus. by Susan Hellard. (Robin Klein, Dorothy Edwards, George Layton, Rene Goscinny, Susan Shreve, Alf Proysen, Lilith Norman, Richard Hughes, June Counsel, Sylvia Woods, Margaret Joy, Barbara Ireson.) FIGHTING IN BREAK AND OTHER STORIES.
Faber and Faber, London, (1987), Ist edition. 
117 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Charmingly illustrated with b&w illus. by Susan Hellard. "Nicholas and Geoffrey don't really want to fight in break, but their friends are determined that they should. Things turn out unexpectedly for them, as they also do for Rita when she meets the amazing Mrs Pepperpot, for Ovey the 'egg-shaped- boy when he at last gets a chance to show his talents, and for Charlie Robinson when he tries to help a student teacher to liven up her maths lesson... " A c o l l e c t ion of stories about school day problems (bullying, popularity, being 'new', fighting, etc.) with some unusual endings. Pages browning. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/wrinkling. VG/VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE NATIONAL TRUST 1895-1995 100 GREAT TREASURES: 100 CELEBRITIES SELECT THEIR PERSONAL FAVOURITES FROM THE TRUST'S COLLECTION, Jackson-Stops, Gervase and Simon, Robin, Editors
30 Jackson-Stops, Gervase and Simon, Robin, Editors THE NATIONAL TRUST 1895-1995 100 GREAT TREASURES: 100 CELEBRITIES SELECT THEIR PERSONAL FAVOURITES FROM THE TRUST'S COLLECTION
London National Trust / Apollo Magazine 1995 0952208156 / 9780952208150 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 
80 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated in colour. J. Carter Brown, Nicholas Baring, Mark Girouard, Simon Jervis, Lucinda Lambton, James Lees-Milne, Jonathan Miller, Richard Baker, Lord Menuhin, Christopher Hogwood, Sir Hugh Casson, Lord Rothschild, Lady Emma Tennant, John Julius Norwich, David Gentleman, Bamber Gascoigne, Lady Mary Keen, Auberon Waugh, Sir Roy Strong, et al. describe their favourite furniture, rooms, portraits, landscapes, sculpture, follies, etc. from the National Trust's collection. Interior - several very small printing ink smudges on page 44, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some very light edge wrinkling, small sticker residue mark on front cover, minor curling at corners, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS:  A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945., Jenson, Latham B.  Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas.
31 Jenson, Latham B. Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas. TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS: A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945.
Robin Brass Studio, Toronto, 2000, reprint. 
312 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 9" D), soft cover. ISBN 1896941141 B&w drawings by the author/artist. "As a boy growing up on the Prairies in the Depression, (the author) dreamed of going to sea, became a sea cadet at HMS Undaunted in Calgary, and in 1938 joined the Royal Canadian Navy as an officer cadet, training with the Royal Navy in Britain until 1941. His wartime service began on HMS Renown in the South Atlantic, searching for the Graf Spee, and off Norway engaging the battleships Scharnh orst and Gneisenau. He lost all his possessions when Renown was damaged by shellfire. He served on HMS Matabele and HMS Hood, leaving that ship weeks before she was sunk with all hands in battle with the Bismarck. Returning to Canada in la t e 1 9 4 1 , he was appointed to HMCS Ottawa, a destroyer on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic. A year later she was sunk with great loss of life in a battle with German submarines. Jenson was among the lucky ones plucked from the Atlant ic b y a B ri ti sh corvette. He joined HMCS Niagara as executive officer, and in late 1943 briefly commanded the corvette Long Branch before going on to the destroyer Algonquin as executive officer, taking part in raids on German ships, includi ng the T irp itz , a nd being one of the ships to open fire on the shore defences in the invasion of Normandy. Algonquin completed the war raiding German shipping and escorting Allied convoys to Murmansk. The book is illustrated with L.B. Jenson' s l umin ous lin e dr awin gs, as well as sketches and diagrams illustrating uniforms, insignia and so on. His book is a valuable record not only of how ships fought the battles of the Atlantic, but of life on board, where men had to live under d iffi cult cond ition s for week s on end - all seen through the eyes of an energetic and engaging young officer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY MODELLING.  SPECIAL ISSUE: MODELLING MILITARY VEHICLES.  VOL. 31 NO. 4 13th APRIL - 3rd MAY 2001., Jones, Ken.  (Steve Zaloga, Dr. Gerhard J. Mohr, Jim Hensley, Nigel Norfolk, Neil Hewlett, John Prigent, Robin Buckland, Phil Dyer, Miguel Jimenez Mig; David Parker, Cookie Sewell, Mario Eens.
32 Jones, Ken. (Steve Zaloga, Dr. Gerhard J. Mohr, Jim Hensley, Nigel Norfolk, Neil Hewlett, John Prigent, Robin Buckland, Phil Dyer, Miguel Jimenez Mig; David Parker, Cookie Sewell, Mario Eens. MILITARY MODELLING. SPECIAL ISSUE: MODELLING MILITARY VEHICLES. VOL. 31 NO. 4 13th APRIL - 3rd MAY 2001.
Swanley, Kent Nexus Special Interests 2001 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
100 pp (including covers), 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: A Tunisian M5; Fitzcarraldo; 'Little Willie' - How It All Began; Updating an Italeri Horch for Under 15 Pounds; The Road to Dunkirk; Cromwell Armoured Recovery Vehicle; T-34 Recovery; Hybrid Firefly; Secret Army Hetzer; A Late War FAMO; Astrov's Children; Detailing a Demag; Millennium Sovereign. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small old price label on front cover, very minor edge wear, a few tiny scuffs on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HERITAGE RAILWAY.  NO. 34.  FEBRUARY 2002., Jones, Robin, ed.  (Ed Freeman, John Tickner, Ian Crowder, John Titlow, Ian Riley, John Bunch, Cedric Johns, Colin Tyson, Roger Melton, Paul Appleton.)
33 Jones, Robin, ed. (Ed Freeman, John Tickner, Ian Crowder, John Titlow, Ian Riley, John Bunch, Cedric Johns, Colin Tyson, Roger Melton, Paul Appleton.) HERITAGE RAILWAY. NO. 34. FEBRUARY 2002.
Mortons Heritage Media, Horncastle, 2002. 
99 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (stapled - magazine format). Colour and b&w photographs. Contents: Searching for the Somerset & Dorset: Part One; Industrial Scene: The first lady of steam!; No Longer the Wooden Iron Horse!; New Generation Lines: Persistence, patience, perseverance - Plym Valley!; Between Today & Yesterday: Last stand of the Great Western; Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland; Stone Cold on the GWR!; Slovenia for Steam!; Headline News; News; Carriage & Wagon News (Berwyn Belle); Showcase; Main Line News; Main Line Tour Itinerary; Scale Heritage Railway; Off the Shelf; Platform; Up and Running. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE., Keightley, Thomas.
34 Keightley, Thomas. THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE.
New York Avenel 1978 0517263130 / 9780517263136 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
560 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. First Avenel reprinting of the 1878 G. Bell edition. "Kelpies, Korrigans, Pixies and Peries, Deeves, Brownies, and Bugaboos - these are just a few of the fantastic figures you will encounter in this unique collection of fairy mythology. Gnomes, faries, and elves of every imaginable size, shape, color, and demeanor spring to life in this marvelously illustrated guide to the fairy realm. Just one glance at the extensive table of contents reveals the scope and variety of fairy folklore explored here - from Persian and Arabian romance to the mythology of Scandinavia, England, France, Germany, and Switzerland. In addition, the author includes sections dealing with the more obscure fairy folkore and tradition of Greece, Spain, Italy, Africa, and the Middle East. Indeed, (he) has left no stone unturned in accomplishing the task he set for himself: 'to collect, arrange and classify and give under one point of view the various ideas and legends respecting fairies and similar beings of the popular creed.' Taken from a variety of sources of popular myth and legend, (it) forms a rich compendium of the superstitions surrounding those enchanting lesser deities, 'the little people'. Not only does (he) explore every type and species, but he also traces resemblances and similarities among the fairy traditions of different countries. For instance, did you know that the Nis (Scandianavia), the Kobold (Germany), and the Goblin (England) are all names for one species, which appears in Scotland under the name of Brownie, and that the Brownie is a person of small stature and wrinkled visage, is covered with short and curly brown hair, and wears a brown mantle and hood? In addition, Keightley discusses the fairy tradition as it appears in major works of English literature, from the Middle Age epic of 'Beowulf' and Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' to Spencer's 'The Faerie Queene' and Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'." Light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two repaired small tears at top of spine. Dust jacket has several archivally taped tears - mainly at top of spine/hinges - one with creases, light browning at top inside of spine. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
KENT AIRFIELDS IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Kent Aviation Historical Research Society.  (Roy S. Humphreys, Philip MacDougall, Len Pilkington, Robin J. Brooks, David G. Collyer, Ray Munday.)
35 Kent Aviation Historical Research Society. (Roy S. Humphreys, Philip MacDougall, Len Pilkington, Robin J. Brooks, David G. Collyer, Ray Munday.) KENT AIRFIELDS IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Meresborough, Gillingham, 1981. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0905270363 B&w photographs (some German reconnaissance), drawings, profiles. "Biggin Hill, Manston, Hawkinge and West Malling are just a few of those historic Battle of Britain airfields covered in this book. Written by members of the Kent Aviation Historical Research Society, it contains much new material which will be of interest both to aviation enthusiasts and those living in Kent. As the title sug g e s t s , i t is not an attempt at re-telling the Battle of Britain story for, unlike many previous publications, it concentrates entirely upon the airfields. An introductory chapter though, deals with the effects of the Battle upon the County of K en t wh il s t su b sequent sections deal with each airfield in turn. Apart from those already mentioned, the book has sections on Gravesend, Rochester, Detling, (Eastchurch), and Lympne whilst a further chapter deals with airfield defences. Us ing pe rs ona l a cc ou nts , official records and many rarely seen photographs, the book aims to be a useful contribution to the history of Kent." Light bump to bottom of spine, spine heavily sun faded - mainly on top half and lettering is st ill legi ble, mi nor rubb ing - tiny s cuff on front board. VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE 1960 STRATFORD FESTIVAL.  (STRATFORD FESTIVAL CANADA 1960.), Langham, Michael; Applebaum, Louis.
36 Langham, Michael; Applebaum, Louis. THE 1960 STRATFORD FESTIVAL. (STRATFORD FESTIVAL CANADA 1960.)
Stratford, Ontario Stratford Shakespearean Festival Foundation of Canada 1960 Stapled in Wraps Good- Cover design By Walter Yarwood. 
Unpaginated (approx. 52 pp excluding wraps), 10 7/8" H. Many b&w and colour illustrations (photographs, drawings, costume studies). A souvenir brochure of the season that included: King John; A Midsumer Night's Dream; Romeo and Juliet; H.M.S. Pinafore, etc., with performances by Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Mervyn Blake, Glenn Gould, Leopold Stokowski, et al. Postage will be reduced for this light item to most destinations. Interior - small area of dampness wrinkling/light staining at lower fore-edge of pages, small light water staining on inside edge of both covers, minor rusting on staples. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing on covers, light edge wear, corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A BUNDLE OF BALLADS., Manning-Sanders, Ruth, compiler.  Illustrated by William Stobbs.
37 Manning-Sanders, Ruth, compiler. Illustrated by William Stobbs. A BUNDLE OF BALLADS.
Oxford University Press, London, 1959, first edition. 
245 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Black, white & brown illustrations. "...'Come listen to me, you gallants so free - All you that love mirth for to hear...' So the minstrels of the Middle Ages would begin, drawing their listeners about them to hear the tale they have to tell. It might be a rousing adventure of Robin Hood and his bold outlaws, or a ballad of true love; it might be the story of a Demon Lover who lured his lady away by flattery, or True Thomas's adventure in fairyland; it might be the sea ballad of 'Sir Patrick Spens' or the stirring battle story of 'Chevy Chase'. Many splendid ballads, such as these are gathered together here in this richly varied collection. The language has been skilfully modernized to avoid difficulties in reading but without losing any of the original flavour and vitality. Happy or sad, mysterious or romantic, heroic or purely mischievous, with their dancing, singing rhythms the ballads hold an enchantment that still delights and lifts the imagination as it did when they were first sung." Lyrics only, no musical notation. Light to moderate edge rubbing to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of boards, faint small watermark at bottom of front board, ink gift inscription/date on title page. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, two small light waterstains on inside of spine, small creases at top corner of rear flap, minor edge browning. VG-/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MAD JACKPOT., Martin, Don; Berg, Dave, et al.
38 Martin, Don; Berg, Dave, et al. MAD JACKPOT.
Warner, New York, 1989, 1st Warner printing. 
Upaginated, mass market paperback. ISBN 0446353221 Profusely illustrated with b&w cartoons. Interior - tiny crease at top corner of last half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few so ft small wrinkles on covers, tiny corner crease on both covers. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN:  THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT., Mathews, Hazel C.  Addendum by Mrs. Frances (Robin) Ahern.
39 Mathews, Hazel C. Addendum by Mrs. Frances (Robin) Ahern. OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN: THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1994, reprinted with corrections. 
521 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802018203 B&w illustrations. "Mrs. Mathews, descendant of a pioneer Oakville family, traces the development of a typical Ontario lake port and pictures social life at the various stag es of the town's development. The history is complete, beginning with the earliest settlement and ending at a period at which Oakville has changed its character completely. It is based on wide research, begun out of genuine interest and curio s i t y , into a part of the province about which very little has been written. Mrs. Mathews has combed such primary sources as family papers, local newspapers, and archive documents. She has given an intimate picture of the people, houses, and p ub li c bu il dings of Oakville, and of activities along "The Sixteen", the creek which has been so important in its life. But Mrs. Mathews does more than this. She places the development of the village and town in its proper setting in Ontario's his tor y, wi th the result that the reader learns not only about Oakville but about the social history of Southern Ontario over a long period." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, soft crease at top of rea r fl ap, ver y mi nor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AMERICA 1775-1783.  REVISED EDITION.  OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS 39., May, Robin and Embleton, Gerry.  New colour plates and text revision by Gerry Embleton.  Series editor: Lee Johnson.
40 May, Robin and Embleton, Gerry. New colour plates and text revision by Gerry Embleton. Series editor: Lee Johnson. THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AMERICA 1775-1783. REVISED EDITION. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS 39.
Osprey, London, 1997, revised edition. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 185532735X Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, 8 pages of colour uniform studies. Section headings: Introduction; Raising an Army; The Redcoats' War; A Diary of the American Revolution; The Roya l Warrant of 1768 for Infantry Clothing, Colours, &c.; The Plates. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rub line across front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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