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TALES FROM ANCIENT GREECE., Oldfield, Pamela.
21 Oldfield, Pamela. TALES FROM ANCIENT GREECE.
New York Doubleday 1989 0385262248 / 9780385262248 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Nick Harris. 
61 pp, 11 1/8" H. Colour illustrations throughout. Contents: Persephone and the King of Darkness; Bellerophon and the Flying Horse; Andromeda and the Sea Monster; King Midas and the Golden Touch; Atalanta; Pygmalion's Statue; Theseus and the Minotaur; Daedalus and Icarus; Jason and the Golden Fleece. Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light wear and tiny chips at top of hinges and at top of flap-folds, minor edge wear/wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
22 Picard, Liza. Introduced by Jenny Uglow. RESTORATION LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, 1660-1670.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Fine 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), maroon cloth blocked in gilt with design by Neil Gower - in slipcase. Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. Chapter headings: London; The Houses; Interiors; Gardens, Parks and Open Spaces; Communications; Medicine and Dentistry; Clothes, Jewellery, Cosmetics, Hairdressing, Washing and So On; Housework, Laundry and Shopping; Cooking, Meals, Food and Drink; Sex; The Household; Education, Literacy and Speech; Hobbies, Excursions, Family Occasions and Etiquette; Divers Events and Acts in the Law; Money, Poverty and Class; Religion and Popular Beliefs; The World Picture; Epilogue. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
FORTRESS EUROPE., Rolf, Rudi and Saal, Peter.
23 Rolf, Rudi and Saal, Peter. FORTRESS EUROPE.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1988 1853100323 / 9781853100321 First English Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
166 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, plans. "The German capture of the supposedly impregnable Belgian fortress of Eben-Emael in May 1940 shocked the world, while the vaunted Maginot Line proved useless against an enemy who virtually ignored and bypassed it. As always, military planners had designed for the last rather than for the next war, ignoring the advances in tank and aircraft technology which had revolutionised warfare. Even the Germans fell into the same trap, building the Atlantic Wall and the Channel Island defences against invasion from the sea and the West Wall (the so-called 'Siegfried Line') against any possible invasion of Germany itself from the west. As a result, throughout the 1930s and '40s Western Europe was covered by deeply dug-in bunkers, artillery, machine-guns and anti-aircraft emplacements, observation and fire direction towers, underground magazines and other fortifications, a vast number of which survive to this day due either to their inherent strength or the work of preservation enthusiasts. This book explores the history of modern fortifications from the 1870s, showing how designs changed radically to meet new threats, particularly in the form of artillery. It shows how some of the major forts fared in battle in both World Wars, and with the aid of dozens of clear maps and photographs, provides a detailed travel-guide for everyone wishing to explore their frequently well-preserved remains. Most are open to the public and many house museums, so opening times are also included. These defensive lines and positions, fashioned from steel and concrete, have stood idle now for over forty years yet still exercise a tremen-dous pull on the imagination. This book will thus be invaluable not only to students of fortifications but also to anyone touring France, Holland, Belgium, Germany or the Channel Islands." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few minor creases on front cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FORTRESS EUROPE., Rolf, Rudi and Saal, Peter.
24 Rolf, Rudi and Saal, Peter. FORTRESS EUROPE.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1988 1853100323 / 9781853100321 First English Edition Soft Cover Good 
166 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, plans. "The German capture of the supposedly impregnable Belgian fortress of Eben-Emael in May 1940 shocked the world, while the vaunted Maginot Line proved useless against an enemy who virtually ignored and bypassed it. As always, military planners had designed for the last rather than for the next war, ignoring the advances in tank and aircraft technology which had revolutionised warfare. Even the Germans fell into the same trap, building the Atlantic Wall and the Channel Island defences against invasion from the sea and the West Wall (the so-called 'Siegfried Line') against any possible invasion of Germany itself from the west. As a result, throughout the 1930s and '40s Western Europe was covered by deeply dug-in bunkers, artillery, machine-guns and anti-aircraft emplacements, observation and fire direction towers, underground magazines and other fortifications, a vast number of which survive to this day due either to their inherent strength or the work of preservation enthusiasts. This book explores the history of modern fortifications from the 1870s, showing how designs changed radically to meet new threats, particularly in the form of artillery. It shows how some of the major forts fared in battle in both World Wars, and with the aid of dozens of clear maps and photographs, provides a detailed travel-guide for everyone wishing to explore their frequently well-preserved remains. Most are open to the public and many house museums, so opening times are also included. These defensive lines and positions, fashioned from steel and concrete, have stood idle now for over forty years yet still exercise a tremen-dous pull on the imagination. This book will thus be invaluable not only to students of fortifications but also to anyone touring France, Holland, Belgium, Germany or the Channel Islands." Interior - minor bump to top corner of first 60 pages, bottom corner of pages bumped. Exterior - soft crease at top corner of front cover, bump/crease at bottom corner of covers, light waviness and light soiling on fore-edge of text block, faint crease on spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INUIT DOLLS:  REMINDERS OF A HERITAGE., Strickler, Eva and Alookee, Anaoyok.  Introduction by Razie Brownstone.  Patricia Michael, editor.
25 Strickler, Eva and Alookee, Anaoyok. Introduction by Razie Brownstone. Patricia Michael, editor. INUIT DOLLS: REMINDERS OF A HERITAGE.
Canadian Stage & Arts Publications, Toronto, 1988, first edition. 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 11" D), soft cover. ISBN 0919952380 Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps. Some additional text in Inuktitut. "The ancient art of Inuit dollmaking is disappearing slowly but surely. The real Inuit play dolls have already come to an end and today, the only dolls that remain are collectors' dolls made by Inuit dollmakers for the southern retail market. We have put this book together, most particularly for the Inuit growing up today, in o rder to preserve an important part of their cultural heritage...." Interior - gift inscrption on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 52.50 USD
 
 
26 Sykes, Christopher. Illustrated by the author. STRANGER WONDERS: TALES OF TRAVEL.
Longmans, Green, London, (1937), Ist edition. 
261 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (beige cloth with red lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations by author. "...modern travellers assure the world, 'the monster of a hundred years ago, with his teeth like milestones, and his coat of double zebra checks which made the eyes dance, and with this voice like the voice of a trumpet, has passed away. We are a refined, adaptable, and pleasant breed.' The modern traveller lies in his heart. And distressed by the greatness of the falsehood I have attempted, after much objective and subjective study, to present this little gallery of sketches of the Englishman abroad..." Interior - bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, small bookstore label on rear pastedown, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edge of textblock, very light soiling to top/bottom of textblock, darkening to spine and edges of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - fraying at top of spine, very small area of wear at top of front hinge, small faint stain on front board. G+ 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
THE TRUTH ABOUT HOLLIS: AN INVESTIGATION., West, W.J.
27 West, W.J. THE TRUTH ABOUT HOLLIS: AN INVESTIGATION.
Gerald Duckworth, London, 1989, first edition. 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715622862 B&w plates. "Was the late Sir Roger Hollis, Director-General of MI5, himself a Communist sympathiser? This astonishing allegation has been widely canvassed since Hollis's d eath in 1973, culminating in the attack by Peter Wright in 'Spycatcher'. Now, using newly discovered, irrefutable documentary evidence unknown to the 'Spycatcher' team, W.J. West has established basic facts linking Hollis with Communism and C o m m u n i st agents throughout his life, from his days as an undergraduate at Oxford where he was an associate of the Communist Claud Cockburn. The long-looked-for connection between Hollis and the Comintern during his years in China is revealed in c on te mp or ary evidence of Comintern infiltration of the firm for which Hollis worked in China. A colleague of Hollis's there was actually executed for accepting Soviet funds. In the war years Hollis is seen shielding the leaders of 'The Re vol uti on tha t N eve r Was', a failed revolution in Britain in 1941 organised by Moscow and Berlin and designed to bring Britain out of the war when the country was at its lowest ebb. Later in the war Hollis is proved to be the officer who cleare d Fu chs and Nun n Ma y de spite the fullest knowledge of their Communist sympathies. A mass of new evidence is cited about Guy Burgess, whose wartime activities, until now a close secret, are fully discussed, together with his vital role in steer ing B riti sh p olicy in C hina towards a recognition of Mao Tse Tung in the teeth of American opposition." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. V ery Go od/Ve ry Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORKS OF THE FAMOUS PHILOSOPHER, CONTAINING HIS COMPLETE MASTER-PIECE, AND FAMILY PHYSICIAN, HIS EXPERIENCED MIDWIFE, HIS BOOK OF PROBLEMS, AND REMARKS ON PHYSIOGNOMY.  TO THE ORIGINAL WORK IS ADDED, AN ESSAY ON MARRIAGE; ITS DUTIES AND ENJOYMENTS., [Pseudo-Aristotle.]
28 [Pseudo-Aristotle.] THE WORKS OF THE FAMOUS PHILOSOPHER, CONTAINING HIS COMPLETE MASTER-PIECE, AND FAMILY PHYSICIAN, HIS EXPERIENCED MIDWIFE, HIS BOOK OF PROBLEMS, AND REMARKS ON PHYSIOGNOMY. TO THE ORIGINAL WORK IS ADDED, AN ESSAY ON MARRIAGE; ITS DUTIES AND ENJOYMENTS.
High Holborn, London J. Smith Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
352 pp, 5" H. Slightly faded maroon cloth (more so on spine) with black banding, bright gilt lettering and decoration (Victorian-style fairy) on spine, black banding and decoration of front and rear boards. All edges red. B&w plates, including frontispiece, decorated half-title page. This title was originally published in the 17th century and the attribution to Aristotle probably resulted from his reputation as an expert on matters sexual. The book for sale here is undated but a mid-19th century production. The work is divided into two sections with Part I containing the essay on "Marriage; Its Duties and Enjoyments", followed by "The Master-Piece" which covers the womb, conception and labour. Part II covers the development of the child in the womb, labour, delivery and illnesses of young children. Part II also includes: "Proper and Safe Remedies for curing all those Distempers that are Peculiar to the Female Sex", "Book of Problems", "The Secrets relating to Physiognomy", "The Midwife's Vade-Mecum; "Useful Remedies" and "Medical Receipts". Browning and tiny foxing marks on free endpapers, tiny chip on rear pastedown, 2" split in paper on rear inside hinge - holding very well, light wrinkling at top of spine, fraying and some loss of material at bottom of spine and at bottom 1/2' of rear hinge, fore-edge of boards are very slightly bowed, light wear at some corners, slight bump at corners. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
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