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BEHIND THE LINES., Holland, Isabelle.
201 Holland, Isabelle. BEHIND THE LINES.
New York Scholastic 1994 0590451138 / 9780590451130 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
194 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The year is 1863, and the United States is tearing itself apart. Battle lines have been drawn across its soil; for two years, the country has been divided in a bitter civil war. Tension has spread from the rural battlefields to New York City, where fourteen-year-old Katie Farrell helps support her Irish immigrant family by working as a maid for the Laceys of Washington Square. Even though they may be rich and well-educated, she'll never think of them as her betters. Katie abhors the war; she watches in fury as her fellow Irish go to battle. 'This isn't our war', she tell herself. 'Let the rich free the slaves.' Katie isn't the only one who feels that way. When word of the slaughter at Gettysburg reaches the Irish slum, it explodes in violence. Soon the streets of New York are as war-torn and bloody as any battlefield. And Katie is no longer sure what is right or wrong. All she knows is what she feels in her heart. (The author) has crafted a stirring and illuminating story about a fiery young woman caught in the midst of the most violent and destructive riots in America's history: the 1863 New York draft riots." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
202 Hollohan, Francis G. ALBERT PERLIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
St. John's, Newfoundland Jesperson Press 1985 0929592350 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
136 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(G)ives a colourful account of one man's profession. Albert Perlin would have to be considered one of Newfoundland's first professional journalists and with it came an unwavering concern for his country's social, political and cultural future. Along with a view of the man, the reader is also treated to plenty of local history and an insight into the political climate leading up to Confederation. This biography, focusing on the writings and observations of Albert Perlin, is a valuable contribution to the history of journalism in Newfoundland. Interior - small printing ink mark at bottom of page 11, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small surface paper loss at top of front cover, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
203 Horak, Jiri and Carruth, Jane. Translated by Alice Denesova. FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM BOHEMIA.
London Hamlyn 1973 0601071387 / 9780601071388 Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jiri Trnka. 
186 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark plum cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, full-page colour illustrations and smaller b&w drawings by Jiri Trnka. "No book of fairy tales is complete without its magic spells, enchanted princesses and deeds of daring. But in this collection of tales from Bohemia the familiar strains of fantasy are mixed with unusual touches of the humorous and the bizarre. In these stories you will meet the old childless couple who are given a hedgehog for a son; the magic whistle which can summon birds, animals and fish; the fiddle whose music is so spellbinding that whoever hears it must dance; and a white goose which turns into a beautiful girl. You will read of the twelve brothers' adventures when they find a magic castle and meet the twelve enchanted princesses; the dog Toby who tricks the wolf, and the clever cobbler who manages to outwit the devil. There is the story of the prince who finds a greyhound and a magic pouch, and the story of a blacksmith who works hard for a strange reward. These traditional favorites of Czech and Moravian storytellers have been virtually unknown until now in this country, and their translation and retelling are done with skill and charm." Small crease/bump to bottom corner of pages 21 to 32, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is prive-clipped, has a few tiny dents on front panel, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, several edge tears with creases, area of laminate loss at top corner of front panel at flap-fold, jacket protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1980. 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070924295 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "The liberation of the Netherlands in 1944-45 ended five long years of hardship, oppression, and the indignity of armed occupation. The German occupation culminated in the 'Hunger Winter' of 1944-45 when, deprived of food and fuel, thousands in the heavily populated western Netherlands starved to death. Most of the Jewish community had died in Nazi concent r a t i o n c amps and thousands of men had been deported to Germany as forced labour. No wonder the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian, British, American and Polish troops released a wave of unforgettable joy....Canadian soldiers recall th e ad va nc e ac r os s Belgium and the Netherlands as one of the most arduous and bitterely contested campaigns of the war. Often their tanks and heavy vehicles bogged down in the soggy terrain and the infantry had to advance on foot across the flo od ed pol der s and a lon g muddy dikes against well-defended German positions. To the soldiers, too, the liberation was a release from the terrors of war, and they joined gladly in the celebrations with the Dutch people. To most Canadians in 193 9 t he Neth erla nd s wa s a tin y far-away country about which they knew little. The momentous events of 1944-45 established a solid bond of affection between the two counties, strengthened after the war by the thousands of war brides and emigran ts w ho heade d for Ca nada. Th is al bum of words and pictures is published in a spirit of rememberance and celebration. Not only does it recapture the emotions of the Dutch at regaining their freedom, but it also commemorates a singular and no ble C ana dian a chieve ment ." Ve ry li ght wr inkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has wrinkling along top edge, light browning on spine and flap-folds, one very small closed tear. Very Good/Very G ood- 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722939 / 9780773722934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he first complete portrait of Joey Smallwood - the most loved, feared and hated of Newfoundlanders who, through a singular will, not only changed his country's history but also held political power continuously, almost unchallenged, for twenty-one years and eight months. Smallwood was a man who, in his time, played many parts: a union organizer who became a strike breaker, a journalist who carried on a running battle with the press, a self-proclaimed socialist whose private friends included the right-wing premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis, the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar, and the most controversial president of the United States, Richard Nixon. He trusted no one and believed that the only way to get somewhere was to take the wheel himself. It was this singleness of mind and purpose that saw him through two bitter and hard-fought constitutional campaigns that would see Newfoundland enter Confederation as our tenth province. Horwood cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legend, to get at the man and his times." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge area, minor rubbing, faint water mark at top inside of front hinge area. 
Price: 17.50 USD
THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA., Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by.
206 Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by. THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA.
Canada Oberon 1972 0887500684 / 9780887500688 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
64 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Davies' works in colour and b&w. "When most people think of the early Canadian landscape they think of William Henry Bartlett. Actually, Bartlett was by no means the only painter in early Canada, nor was he the best. One of the earliest, and one of the best of them all, was Thomas Davies. Davies first came to Canada in the seventeen-fifties. He came again in the sixties and then again in the eighties. He came as a commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery. His job was to record the topography of the country for military purposes. But he did much more than that. He preserved for us an exact and faithful likeness of the people, the towns and above all the landscape of early Canada. Little was known of his work until 1953, when a collection of his views was sold at Christie's. Twenty of these were bought by the National Gallery of Canada, others by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. It is now possible for the first time to appreciate the remarkable quality of his work. His water-colours are brimful of authentic details of early life in Canada. And they possess a calm and vivid beauty seen nowhere else in Canadian landscapes of the period." Most pages have a very soft small indentation and/or soft handling creases - more on page leaf 23/24, nine page leaves have a crease at top gutter area from manufacturing process, two tiny corner bumps on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light rubbing, very light browning on spine and at edges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Victor Gollancz, London, 1960, first edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Frank Hugget went to Portugal to see, to understand, and to interpret. He went first to the capital, Lisbon, and then journeyed down through the country to its most southerly province, Algarve....For several months he settled in the small town of Albufeira, and here, living with and getting to know the inhabitants, he explored and sought to isolate the national characteristics of the Portuguese....(From the beginning he became) conscious of the very endearing, if sometimes maddening, qualities of the Portuguese people - their politeness and charm, and a great kindness that comes before their own comfort, customs and conventions....He sees Portugal (in 1960) as a de sperately backward and impoverished land....He sees a society in which, as a corollary to poverty and caste, there is a fearful rigidity in the relationship between men and women. The frustrated lover, he says, might be the symbol of the P o r t u g u e s e - and since the passion of men is frustrated and can find its outlet only in marriage (which is manoeuvred and controlled by the matriarch and therefore conditioned by an older generation), the relationship between the sexes is ov er -i de al is ed , an d finally disappoints, sending the man back to his dreams and imprisoning the woman in the home. It is, he suggests, this frustrated idealism which lies at the root of that most national emotion, 'saudade', and inspires th e ' fad os' of Li sbo n a nd Co im bra....recalling the era of Portugal's greatness - when her seamen voyaged round the Cape (not then of 'good hope'), on to the far Indies and around the world, pioneering into the unknown with fantastic courage - Mr . Hu gget t fi nds the same gr eatn ess of spirit very much alive today: in, for instance, that unique complex of Portuguese feelings and attitudes known as 'loucura', which is 'more than vanity, more than bravery, more than recklessness, mor e tha n mad ness, alth ough it conta ins all t hese elements. It is a needlessly mad courage which tempts fate to destroy and introduces into some simple action a complicated danger'. Mr. Huggett analyses, in detail and with penetration, the na ture o f the Salaza r dict ators hip. ...the pro spect of an y revolutionary change of regime remains, in (the author's) opinion, remote. In addition to its value as a portrait of a little-known country and a really thoughful interpretation of its people , the book is also a very vivid and pe rsuas ive pi ece of writing: there are splendid descriptions of town and country, shore and sea." Very light browning on free endpapers, small foxing mark on front endpapers, small bookstore label on front paste down, ti ny soili ng mar k on c ontents page, light b rowning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light foxing marks on inside surface, very light edge wear, two tiny closed tears with creases - archivally taped, light rubbing a nd soilin g on re ar panel, faint fo xing ma rks on panels - mainl y rear p anel. V ery Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
McGraw-Hill, Maidenhead, 1977. 
198 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070311382 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, musical notation. "Life was short, brutal, lonely and joyless for the 'jolly tar', except for strong dr ink, women - and the solace of song. So he sang: short, rhythmic, onomatopoeic chants to time his backbreaking work at capstan and halyard, the famous 'shanties'. Or longer, ribald or forlorn ditties for idle moments, called 'forebitters' a f t e r t h e metal bollards on the fo'c's'lehead. He sang bravura songs when outward bound; yearning, sexier songs for the homeward reach; warning songs of pirates, press gangs, and faithless maidens; and songs of admiration for the likes of s u ch s ai lo rs as ' Bold MacCarteney'....And here they are, the authentic words and music of more than a hundred sea songs and chants in half a dozen languages. Some are as old as the mists of time, some as new as the great steel-hulled four-ma st ers in th e n itr a te run s of the 1890s....To describe and interpret that history, the book begins with an illustrated look at the sailors' varied machines: ships, brigs, barks, schooners, sloops and so on - and their marvelously complex rigg ing s. Ther e is a h andy g los sary of terms and vernacular, and many clear explanations of customs and language, from the above-mentioned forebitters to the gruesome 'Nelson's Blood' and the ever-present 'Armstrong's Patent' - the muscle power that ma de ev eryth ing g o. T he sail or's skills, dress, pay, superstitions, drink, food - and loves - are clearly described and pictured. There are anecdotes galore: stories of shanghaiing and mutiny, shipwreck and cannabilism, storms and trop ical isle s. Ev ery so ng is transl ate d int o Eng lish (and cleaned up a bit) where necessary, and accompanied by a brief history of its origins and its travels from country to country. But try singing the original words in French or Dutch or ev en (S wedis h or No rwegian ), if only fo r th eir wo nderfu l rhythms." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very small bump to corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear. Very Good/ Very Goo d 
Price: 27.50 USD
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1986 0919783376 / 9780919783379 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
160 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; A Portrait of Canada in the Country of Bicycling; Bicycling: A Nineteenth-Century Passion; From Heart's Content to Dawson: Bicycle Fever Spreads Throughout the Dominion; The Business of Cycling; Off to War: The Story of the Canadian Corps Cyclists' Battalion; Touring: A Canadian Journey in Three Parts (Part One: Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg's Voyage of Discovery in 1880s Canada / Part Two: Bicycling Across Canada in the Twentieth Century / Part Three: Three Tours - Tour One: Prairie Cycling - Tour Two: Through Cape Breton - Tour Three: Newfoundland Journey); High-Wheels and Safeties: The Early Days of Bicycle Racing; Six Days Shall They Labour; Canada Against the World: The Ascent of Steve Bauer. Interior - crease at bottom corner of last pages 151 to 160, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - medium crease at bottom corner of rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
STALIN: THE HISTORY OF A DICTATOR., Hyde, H. Montgomery.  (Stalin.)
210 Hyde, H. Montgomery. (Stalin.) STALIN: THE HISTORY OF A DICTATOR.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1971 0246640537 / 9780246640536 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
679 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Map endpapers, b&w plates. "The son of a drunken and poverty-stricken Georgian cobbler, Stalin was born in a wooden shack in a small town in Transcaucasia in 1879. When he died at his country villa outside Moscow in 1953, he was the absolute ruler of more than two hundred million Soviet subjects whom he had governed from his office in the Kremlin for upwards of a quarter of a century through the most brutal system of police terror. 'Like Peter the Great, Stalin fought barbarism with barbarism', said his henchman Nikita Khruschev, 'but he was a great man'. This book is largely an endorsement of that opinion. But it will also adjust the traditional view in many important respects. For instance, (the author) shows clearly that while working with the Bolshevik group led by Lenin, before being co-opted onto the party central committee in 1912, Stalin was also an informer for the Tsarist secret police. He describes how (Stalin) used his position as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party to build up his pattern of dictatorial rule, and eliminate all his opponents, real or supposed, including Trotsky and virtually the whole of the Bolshevik Old Guard. He examines his role as Commander-in-Chief of Soviet forces during the War, and shows that though he constantly interfered with the conduct of operations, he was by no means the military ignoramus portrayed by Kruschev. (Hyde ) traces in detail the means by which Stalin was able to outwit both Churchill and Roosevelt at their various wartime conferences. Finally he describes how Stalin, by now a paranoiac, was prevented only by sudden illness and death from slaughtering all his remaining close colleagues in the Politburo. Using a mass of little-known Russian language sources as well as such important manuscript collections as the Tsarist secret police archives, the Trotsky papers, and the confidential reports from the British Embassy in Moscow, (Hyde) has produced a biography which is not only readable, but likely to prove the definitive study of this most successful dictator of modern times." Previous owner's signature on half -title page, short light ink mark on verso of frontispiece - also tiny mark on title page, very small slub in paper on free front endpaper, large dog-ear crease on page 417, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light soiling to edges of textblock, light line rub down rear board, slight bump to three corners. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling, a few tiny/small chips and tears, a few tiny dints on panels, line rub down rear panel and also a tiny dent, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1995. 
150 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971709 B&w photographs, maps. "The Connecticut River Valley runs through New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts and offers everything for which New England is famous, including country roads and sc enic byways that are just right for bicycle touring. You can pedal to the top of Mount Greylock, Massachusetts' highest peak, on a road bike; ride through the longest covered bridge in Vermont; take your mountain bike on a gondola to the t o p o f t h e Mount Snow ski resort; or cycle through the spectacular colors of a New England autumn. This book describes 50 trips - 25 for road bikes and 25 for mountain bikes only. The trips range in difficulty from trips of 1-3 miles with li tt le mo re th an 1 00 feet of elevation gain, to 50 miles with more than 3,000 feet of gain. Most of the trips cover about 20 miles. Each trip description includes a route map, directions to the start of the ride, total ride distance, elevatio n g ain , ti me n eed ed to complete the route, difficulty, and type of bike needed for the trip. Also included are information on restaurants, markets and water sources along the route, and notes on the area's rich history." Interior - clean and tig ht w it h no pr ev ious ow ner ship marks. Exterior - minor edge wear and rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
212 Innes, Michael. APPLEBY AND THE OSPREYS.
London Gollancz 1986 0575039167 / 9780575039162 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
188 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Clusters (a great English country house) is being troubled by bats - bats in the belfry, bats around the moat, as Lord and Lady Osprey complain to their luncheon guests, who include Sir John Appleby, sometime Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and, though now retired, still keenly interested in any puzzling crime. In the matter of the bats he is unhelpful, but soon he faces the challenge of a murder: the murder of Lord Osprey, stabbed with an oriental dagger, and in the library too. The conventions are properly observed. There's an omniscient butler, Bagot. The moat gleams darkly, guarding its secrets. Inspector Ringwood sets up his 'incident room' in the ballroom, which dazzles with mirrors, chandeliers and trompe l'oeil. The house guests include another title, a QC, and two or three experts on numismatics. And that last point takes us to the heart of the mystery: where, in this vast architectural pile, did Lord Osprey conceal his collection of antique coins? There are clues: the key in the library, the skiff on the moat, the intruder glimpsed through the French doors; even, possibly, the local publican's claim that an Osprey has raped his daughter. Appleby solves the problem with all his usual wit, ingenuity and aplomb. And the bats have the last word: very startling so." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
213 Innes, Michael. APPLEBY'S OTHER STORY.
London Gollancz 1974 0575013958 / 9780575013957 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Tytherton was shot dead around eleven o'clock last night. And now, next morning, (Chief Constable) Pride is taking (Sir John) Appleby over to Elvedon in the hope of interesting him in the curious affair of some stolen pictures. Appleby is not responding with any eagerness: he wants to maintain his retired status. But murder is another matter. Especially with such a varied assortment of possible suspects: Tytherton's young wife, who is having an affair with an eminent surgeon, a house guest; his mistress, Cynthia Graves, whom only yesterday he found in bed with his ne'er-do-well nephew Archie; his son Mark, who has just returned from several years in Argentina, and without announcing his arrival in the vicinity; his secretary, Ramsden, who is almost too efficient to be true; and a couple more house guests - the shady art dealer, Egon Raffaello, and the puzzling Miss Kentwell, who claims to be a promoter for charities. They all have secrets to hide, and speedily but imperturbably Appleby gets to the bottom of most of them. However, the solution of the murder remains obstinately a problem - until he hits upon the crucial clue." Previous owner has sketched the outline of a house on the inside of the back panel of the dust jacket and there has been some light bleed through (see scan). Very light wrinkling at top of spine, a few very faint foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, small crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
214 Innes, Michael. LORD MULLION'S SECRET.
London Gollancz 1981 057502903X / 9780575029033 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Mullion Castle is a very Stately Home. When the paying customers aren't cluttering up the place, it's the home of the Earl and his family, who include his delightful daughters Patty and Boosie, and dotty Great-aunt Camilla. Also his wife, whose portrait he has now commissioned his old schoolfellow, Charles Honeybath R.A., to paint. Honeybath (is) an astute and inquisitive observer of events; and now he has another intriguing complex of puzzles to ponder over. For instance, who has removed a valuable Hilliard miniature, an ancestral portrait, and substituted an obvious print; and why? Who has removed two of Great-aunt Camilla's water-colours of Italian scenes, and substituted sketches made by her in France; and again, why? And how does it come about that a young undergardener, with the name of Swithin, should posses the family features so strikingly, and be such an attraction to Lady Patience - i.e., Patty? Honeybath addresses himself to these and other teasing problems, while Michael Innes goes his own witty, engaging, tongue-in-cheek way, following what may seem to be a predictable course but surprising us all, Honeybath included, at the finish." Tiny dint on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
215 Innes, Michael. THE GAY PHOENIX.
London Gollancz 1976 0575021454 / 9780575021457 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "A small yacht adrift in mid-Pacific, its main-mast snapped, its navigator dead - that's the highly intriguing (and most uncharacteristic) opening of Michael Innes's latest story. The dead man is Charles Povey, a maverick tycoon. And there's a survivor on board: his brother Arthur, who, when at last he is picked up, semi-delirious, is assumed for several convincing reasons to be Charles himself. As Charles was the wealthy brother, Arthur is very ready to accept the error in identification. He proceeds to enjoy the fleshpots. But of course he also has to have a shot at running Charles's confused financial empire. And, not surprisingly, there are one or two people who see through the impersonation, and make their blackmailing demands. Arthur is driven to marriage, crime, attempted murder and desperation. Unhappily for Arthur, he buys a country estate which makes him a neighbour of that greatest of detectives, Sir John Appleby, sometime head of Scotland Yard. Appleby is in retirement now, but he cannot resist a mystery almost on his own doorstep, and he is soon investigating." afew tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, tiny bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Gollancz 1974 0575018577 / 9780575018570 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Charles Honeybath's clients are usually successful businessmen, and he does very well out of them, but his latest commission is a most unusual one. He is offered twice his standard fee if he will agree to spend a fortnight in the country, at a place unspecified, painting the portrait of a client who must remain unidentified. Curiosity, rather than cupidity, impels Honeybath to accept the strange terms. Whereupon he is drawn into an extremely bizarre, and for some people fatal, adventure. To give away even the plot's first surprise would be to give away far too much. But when Honeybath discovers the startling motive for the extraordinary commission, this is only the beginning of his own intrepid venture into the field of criminal investigation. True, the police are by now investigating too, and most urgently, for the crime is a big one. But Honeybath goes it alone, with his own private clues, which include the main line from Paddington to Swansea - and Michael Innes fans know that whenever one of his characters boards a train, something interesing happens. Innes is, as ever, delightfully relaxed, and his criminals are an engaging gang - or two gangs, to be precise; but in this novel there are darker colours too, and hints of terror." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corner of rear board, book is lightly cocked a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Frank Pember. 
410 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page, integral ribbon bookmark. Contents: The Author's Account of Himself; The Voyage; Roscoe; The Wife; Rip Van Winkle; English Writers on America; Rural Life in England; The Broken Heart; The Art of Book-Making; A Royal Poet; The Country Church; The Widow and Her Son; A Sunday in London; The Boar's Head Tavern, Eastcheap; The Mutability of Literature; Rural Funerals; The Inn Kitchen; The Spectre Bridegroom; Westminster Abbey; Christmas; The Stage Coach; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; The Christmas Dinner; London Antiques; Little Britain; Stratford-on-Avon; Traits of Indian Character; Philip of Pokanoket; John Bull; The Pride of the Village; The Angler; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; L'Envoy. Small round label on front free endpaper, tiny dent on preliminary pages, very light edge wear. Slipcase has light edge wear - a bit more at top/bottom rear edges, rubbing on bottom panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
OLD CHRISTMAS IN MERRIE ENGLAND., Irving, Washington.  Illustrated by Paul McPharlin.
218 Irving, Washington. Illustrated by Paul McPharlin. OLD CHRISTMAS IN MERRIE ENGLAND.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, n.d.. 
60 pp + colophon, 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Green and white illustrations. A lovely depiction of the old customs and traditions of Christmas as celebrated at Bracebridge Hall. Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpa per, light browning to endpapers, corner crease on page 7/8, light edge wear, book slightly cocked, tiny mark on fore-edge of textblock, minor soiling, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has one tiny chip, slight fading to s p i n e c o lor, minor soiling, very light edge wear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
PublicAffairs, New York, 2005, first edition. 
323 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1586483072 B&w photographs. "The Jedburghs were a pioneering Special Forces unit, uniquely made up of American, British, and French volunteers. They parachuted deep behind the German lines to assist in the recapture of France in 1944. Dropped in teams of three, the Jeds would rally local opposition to the Germans and conduct guerrilla warfare - sabotage, ambush, and intelligence gathering - ahead of the advancing Allied armies. In doing so, they contributed to the Allied breakout from the Normandy bridgehead and to the rapid advance to the German border. Above all, the Jedburgh teams were trained to survive. The three-man teams could not be certain that their c o m m u n i c ations with London would survive the drop or that any meaningful resupply would be possible. They had to operate alone against extraordinary odds in a country almost entirely occupied by a hostile force, prepared to survive pitched ba tt le s wi th t he Wehrmacht and relentless manhunts by the Gestapo. Nor did they know how long they would have to wait before the Allied front line reached them. It was an enormous test of endurance, cunning, and strength of will." Small bump a t t op co rne r o f f ron t board, tiny bump at top corner of rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine and front flap - also at top/bottom of flap-folds. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
Collins, London, 1948, first edition. 
50 pp, 8 15/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 4 colour plates, 26 b&w illustrations. "The tale begins in the Middle Ages, when the sick were cared for by the religious orders. Later on, the eighteenth century saw a great movement for providing vo luntary hospitals throughout the country. Then came chloroform, antiseptics and the reforms of Florence Nightingale; and with the twentieth century new achievements, and a bold new plan to weld the different hospitals into a comprehensive s y s t e m . . . .(Mr. Ives') book fills a gap in our social history. It shows clearly that, whatever the changes in administration, the quality of the work done in the hospitals will still depend on the skill and devotion of individuals, as it h a s al wa ys d on e in t he past." Previous owner's name/place/date on free front endpaper, small split in paper of rear inside hinge, very light browning to edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, minor browning on boards, minor rubbing . D ust ja cke t l igh t edg e w ear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds - light edge browning elsewhere, a few tiny chips, two 1" closed tears. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
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