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UPSTATE DOWNSTATE:  FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES., Jagendorf, M.  Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker.
41 Jagendorf, M. Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker. UPSTATE DOWNSTATE: FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES.
New York Vanguard Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Howard Simon. 
299 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H). B&w drawings. "Here are stories overflowing with excitement and crammed with laughs - stories about enchanted fish, friendly giants, daring hunters, trained mosquitoes, evil pirates; stories about ordinary sailors and farmers and millers, and stories about characters from history; stories about people and stories about phantoms and ghosts. These stories come from the great states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, but they will be cherished - just as was 'New England Bean-Pot', Dr. Jagendorf's first collection of folk stories - by boys and girls from every state - yes, and by their parents, too. You get some idea of what a wonderful adventure this book provides from the titles of some of its fifty-seven stories: Mighty Mose, the Bowery B'hoy; The Tale of Anthony's Nose; The Phantom Painter in the Steeple; A New Way of Tamin' Wolves; Hi-Ho, the Mosquitoes of New Jersey!; Jonas and the Sturgeon; The Best Devil in the Land; The Fiddler of Fiddler's Bridge; Fiery-Tempered Jake; Fearless John and the Giant Monster; The Hex and the Oxen; A Trickster Tricks the Devil; Chug-Chug Along the O-h-i-o; The Haunted Mine; Cookus, Bopple, and Yeakle; The Spider on the Wall;, etc., etc." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor browning on inside hinge gutters. Dust jacket is price clipped, has heavy fading to spine (lettering still very legible), light rubbing, very light soiling, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with some tiny chips and small tears, a few tiny foxing marks on inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BE NOT FAR FROM ME:  THE OLDEST LOVE STORY.  LEGENDS FROM THE BIBLE., Kimmel, Eric A.
42 Kimmel, Eric A. BE NOT FAR FROM ME: THE OLDEST LOVE STORY. LEGENDS FROM THE BIBLE.
New York Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 1998 0689810881 / 9780689810886 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine David Diaz 
256 pp, 11" H. Colour illustrations. "This collection of stories reveals the tumultuous relationship between people and God that started four thousand years ago and continues to this day. It begins with Abraham - who was the first to believe in one God and therefore the first to receive His blessing - and spans over 1,500 years as it explores the lives of his descendants. We meet warriors who dole out God's justice, kings anointed by God, and prophets who preach God's word. We see awesome miracles made by God's hand and incredible accomplishments made in God's name. Master storyteller Eric Kimmel draws upon the Bible and the Midrash to create vivid portrayals of favorite heroes like David, Samson, Deborah, and Elijah and of lesser-known ones like Miriam, Hosea, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Their human frailties make the tales enduring and timeless, and Kimmel's modern language makes them accessible and riveting. More than just a collection of Bible stories, (this) is a though-provoking epic that brings past, present, and future together in the ongoing love story between God and humanity." Very tiny bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN BOOK PUBLISHING:  FROM FOUNDING FATHERS TO TODAY'S CONGLOMERATES., Kurian, George Thomas.
43 Kurian, George Thomas. THE DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN BOOK PUBLISHING: FROM FOUNDING FATHERS TO TODAY'S CONGLOMERATES.
New York Simon & Schuster 1975 671187457 Hard Cover Very Good- 
386 pp, 11" H. Dark brown simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Founding Fathers and Their Enterprises; Today's Publishing Houses; Conglomerates; Multiple Publishing Houses; Book Trade Associations; Major Prizes, Awards, Events; Appendices: Commonly Used Publishing Abbreviations; A Glossary of Publishing Terms; Bibliography #1 - General Reference, Biographies & Memoirs; Bibliography #2 - Company Histories; Company Addresses; Index. Small corner bumps, minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 5" light scratch at top of rear board, a few small light scuff marks on front board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE END OF THE WORLD., Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck.  Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et
44 Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck. Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et THE END OF THE WORLD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1998. 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312192649 B&w illustrations. "The Romans at Pompeii, the Confederates at Richmond, and the German Jews in 1938 all had reason to believe that the world was ending. But when the storm had passed and the dust had cleared, no matter what the destruction, the world still turned. This fascinating collection contains works by diverse historians including Plato, Thucydides, Pliny, Leonardo da Vinci, John Donne, Freud, Mencken, a n d P i casso. Mary Chestnut writes in her diary as the Confederacy crumbles around her; Jack London describes the great earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906; a Bolshevik watches the Winter Palace fall in 1917; a Polish poet fights for f oo d in Au sc hwitz. Soldiers from every major war from ancient Rome through Vietnam march toward death; a writer toils while the Black Plague topples those around him; a monk watches the Aztec empire fall to the Spaniards; the Middle Passage de fi es hu man i ty and life. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived. them. With an introduction by Simon Schama, this fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of diaster from Thucydides t o C NN, fr om P om pei i to the Holocaust, is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring, as terrifying as it is fascinating." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, mi nor rubb ing, 2" w rin kle on fr ont panel. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
45 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Chris Birch, Pamela Horn, Michael Joyce, Simon Fowler, Paul Blake.) GENEALOGIST'S MAGAZINE. DECEMBER 1999. VOL. 26. NO. 8. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1999. 
Paging runs 289 - 328 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Slaveowners in my family; Hunting the servants - the role of servant training centres between the wars; Genes and genealogy; SoG welcomes you research!; The Family Hist ory Experience; Fellows of the Society of Genealogists; Notes and news insert; Book reviews; Deaths; Obituary; Readers' queries; Library update; Additions to the library and documents collection; Federation News. Interior - clean and tig h t w i t h n o previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
46 Leslie, Thomas W., with B.M. Lyndon. THE LEGISLATIVE BUILDING OF MANITOBA, THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA, SITUATED IN THE CAPITAL CITY, WINNIPEG.
Winnipeg Provincial Government of Manitoba 1926 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Arthur Pitcher, photography. 
71 pp, 9" H. Dark green paper-covered boards with titling, decoration and Manitoba crest on front board. B&w photographs, maps, plan. The Manitoba Legislative Building was designed by Frank Worthington Simon, F.R.I.B.A. and was formally opened in 1920. "This book is designed with two objects in view; first to call to your attention the many notable features in architecture, sculpture, paintings (including Brangwyn & Tack murals), furniture and furnishings in the (building). But the real objective hoped for in issuing the book, is that through the medium of this building you will be impressed with the advance that has been made in this Western Canada in the past thirty to fifty years." Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at bottom corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
47 Mander, Christine. EMILY MURPHY: REBEL. FIRST FEMALE MAGISTRATE IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE.
Simon & Pierre, Toronto, (1985), Ist edition. 
150 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos. "A true Canadian heroine - pioneering feminist, writer (under the alias 'Janey Canuck'), patriot, mother, anti-drug crusader, first woman magistrate of the British Empire and rebel - Emily Murphy defied conventional labels." Minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edgwear/rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
THE SCOTS OF MONTREAL:  A PICTORIAL ALBUM., Marelli, Nancy and Dardick, Simon, editors.
48 Marelli, Nancy and Dardick, Simon, editors. THE SCOTS OF MONTREAL: A PICTORIAL ALBUM.
Montreal Vehicule Press 2005 1550651927 / 9781550651928 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
156 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 9 3/16" D). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. "The Scots, many of them of humble origin, were successful in Montreal. they were in the right place at the right time with the right combination of education, religious morals, a strict work ethic, personal ambition, and not least, the vision to see Montreal as the future Canadian metropolis. Looking beyond the stern official portraits and preconceptions we discover how deeply the Scottish thistle is rooted in Montreal's soil." Contents: Preface; The Scots Arrive; Coming Together; Political Life; Colour Portfolio; Church of Scotland; The Fur Trade; Education and the Professions; Merchants and Industrialists; The Railway Men; The Photographers; Conclusion; Index. Interior - very small light soiling mark at bottom of page 39, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump with wrinkling at bottom of spine/front hinge, very small light dint on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FOLIO GOLDEN TREASURY. 'THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE'., Michie, James, chosen and introduced by.  (Thomas Wyatt, Philip Sydney, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Robert Herrick, George Herbert, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, John Wilmot, Alexander Pope, William Cowper, Keats, Shelley, Byron, et al.)
49 Michie, James, chosen and introduced by. (Thomas Wyatt, Philip Sydney, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Robert Herrick, George Herbert, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, John Wilmot, Alexander Pope, William Cowper, Keats, Shelley, Byron, et al.) THE FOLIO GOLDEN TREASURY. 'THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE'.
London Folio Society 1997 Quarter-Leather Near Fine Simon Brett, Reynolds Stone, Norman Janes, Joan Hassall, John Lawrence, David Gentleman, Hilary Paynter, Douglas Percy Bliss, Richard Shirley Smith, Peter Reddick, William Blake, Frank Martin, Gwen Raverat, Joan Farleigh, Diana Bloomfield, et al. 
733 pp, 11" H. Black leather spine with gilt lettering, yellow/orange cloth sides printed in black with a design by Simon Brett, top edge yellow/orange, brown endpapers. Black slipcase with gilt decoration on sides. B&w illustrations throughout. "In this anthology the poets appear chronologically in order of year of birth; the poems of any one poet are not arranged in any particular order. All poems are printed in their entirety." Includes an Index of First Lines. One bottom corner with very minor wear. Slipcase has a few areas of very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF DIDSBURY., Million, Ivor R.  Foreword by Lady Simon of Wythenshawe.
50 Million, Ivor R. Foreword by Lady Simon of Wythenshawe. A HISTORY OF DIDSBURY.
Didsbury Civic Society / E. J. Morten, Didsbury, Manchester, 1969, reprint. 
142 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "In this book the author presents the results of research he has made into the history of a more than usually interesting suburb of a great city (Manchester), based not so much on the work of earlier writers as on the inspection of original documents wherever they might have been. It was inevitable that a quest so detailed should have yielded a crop of original discoveries. How many people know that the artificial banks of the River Mersey date back to the thirteenth century; that armies of both Cavaliers and Roundheads mustered on the very land where Didsbury Library stands or that, in 1651, an army of invading Scots was routed on Didsbury Golf Course where many of them lie buried today? Mr. Million has taken nothing for granted and does not ask his readers to take anything on trust. His book is liberally provided with quotations from original sources, many of which have never previously been published. There ar e few districts in the country of which so comprehensive a history has been written." Gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, minor browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Du s t j a c k e t is price clipped has heavy edge wear/creasing, small chips and some tears, light browning, light to moderate rubbing, paper pull on front panel, faded color on spine and hinges. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LA PREMIERE MELODIE DE NOEL., Moers, Hermann.  Illustrated by Jozef Wilkon.
51 Moers, Hermann. Illustrated by Jozef Wilkon. LA PREMIERE MELODIE DE NOEL.
Zurich Nord-Sud 1991 3314207425 / 9783314207426 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
Unpaginated, 11 1/2" H, glazed pictorial boards. A beauifully illustrated book about a poor boy's offering at the Nativity. French text only. "Quel present peut-on apporter a l'Enfant-Roi quand on n'est qu'un pauvre petit berger et qu'on ne possede rien, si ce n'est pas un pipeau? En arrivant a l'etable de Bethleem, guide par l'etoile, Simon trouve le plus beau cadeau qui soit: la douce musique qu'il joue pour l'Enfant nouveau-ne sur son pipeau; et ce sera la toute premiere melodie de Noel." Tiny dent on top edge of front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS.  3 BOOKS., Moffat, Alfred.
52 Moffat, Alfred. DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS. 3 BOOKS.
London Galliard / Stainer & Bell Reprints Hard Cover Very Good - H. Willebeek Le Mair. 
Reprints of three books originally published by Stainer & Bell of London between 1911-12 - oblong format (8 3/4" H x 11 5/16" D), in glazed pictorial boards - 32 pp each. Each book contains the musical notation and lyrics for 15 songs and each song is preceded by a full page colour illustration. 1. Dickory Dickory Dock - ISBN 852493398 - Georgy-Porgy; Little Miss Muffet; Dickory, dickory, dock; Girls and boys come out to play; Jack and Jill; Yankee Doodle; Twinkle, twinkle, little star; Little Bo-Peep, Oranges and Lemons; Ride a cock-horse; What are little boys made of?; There was a little man; Little Boy Blue; Polly put the kettle on; Hush-a-bye Baby. 2. Curly Locks - ISBN 852493401- Dame get up and bake your pies; Dance a Baby Diddy; Young lambs to sell; Over the hills and far away; Little Polly Flinders; The North Wind does blow; Old King Cole; Dance to your daddy; I saw three ships come sailing in; Curly Locks; London Bridge is broken down; Little jumping Joan; Oh dear, what can the matter be?; There came to my window; The babes in the wood. 3. Four and Twenty Tailors - ISBN 85249341X - Simple Simon; Where are you going to, my pretty maid?; Lazy sheep, pray tell me why; Three mice went into a hole to spin; Four-and-twenty tailors; See-saw, Margery Daw; There was a crooked man; Lavender's blue; Little Tommy Tucker; A frog he would a-wooing go; The spider and the fly; I had a little nut tree; Goosey, goosey, gander; A little cock-sparrow; Sleep baby, sleep. Minor toning to edges of pages and endpapers, tiny to very small bump at top/bottom of spines and at most corners of boards, minor toning to spines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS: A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE ZULU NATION UNDER SHAKA AND ITS FALL IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879., Morris, Donald R.
53 Morris, Donald R. THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS: A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE ZULU NATION UNDER SHAKA AND ITS FALL IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1986, reprint. 
655 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 067163108X B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The) definitive account of a tragic and awe-inspiring story: the rise of the Zulu nation in southern Africa under the great ruler Shaka , and its fall under Cetshwayo in the Zulu War of 1879. For more than a century after the European landing at Capetown in the seventeenth century, the Boers had advanced unopposed into the vast interior of Africa. It was not until 1824 that E u r o p e ans came face to face with another expanding and imperial power, the Zulus - the most formidable nation in black Africa. That confrontation eventually culminated in a bitter war betwen the Zulu warriors and Victoria's British Army. It wa s th e la st despairing effort of Africans to stem the tide of white civilization. The result was a dramatic, legendary, and bloody defeat at Isandhlwana for the British; the aftermath was the defeat and fall of the remarkable Zulu nation." V e ry li ght w rin kli ng at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING.  DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION., Muir, P.H., Editor.  P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil.
54 Muir, P.H., Editor. P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil. TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING. DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION.
London Cassell 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
105 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Nature and Scope of Book-Collecting, by P.H. Muir; The Period Before Printing, by E.P. Goldschmidt; The Language of Book-Collecting, by Simon Nowell-Smith; Fashions in Book-Collecting, by John Carter; Binding and Binders, by Howard M. Nixon; Milestones of Civilization, by Ernest Weil; The Theatre for Collectors, by Ifan Kyrle Fletcher. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription in ink from 1952 on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, soft corner crease on last page, light small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; edge wrinkling and a few very small edge chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; 1"x2" piece clipped from bottom of front flap; 2" tear at top of front panel with old tape residue has now been archivally taped; protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTURE IN CANADA., Nobbs, Percy E.
55 Nobbs, Percy E. ARCHITECTURE IN CANADA.
London Royal Institute of British Architects 1924 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Good 
89 pp, 7 1/2" H. The text of a talk given to the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, 21 January, 1924. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Interior - previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover and previous owner's name in ink on title page, soft crease at top corner of first half of pages, some rusting to staples. Exterior - small wrinkles and creases to edges of covers, browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MEMORIES OF RACING AND HUNTING., Portland, Duke of.
56 Portland, Duke of. MEMORIES OF RACING AND HUNTING.
London Faber and Faber 1935 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good No Jacket Signed by Author
364 pp, 11 1/4" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and monogram on spine and front cover, top edge gilt. Some pages as yet unopened. Signed in pencil on front free endpaper: "From / Portland / August 11 36". Many b&w photographs, reproductions, including double-page drawing of "The Quorn Hunt, Meet at Baggrave, 1882. The Duke's memories of horses, horsemen, horse racing and 'riding to hounds'. Appendices - I: Lord George Bentinck in the House of Commons and on the Turf; II. Lord George Bentinck's Duels; III. Thirteen Winners and Fourteen Placed Horses in Classic Races and The Ascot Gold Cup, The Property of the Duke of Portland / Racing Statistics 1881-1933; IV. Trials, 1883-1918; V. Stud Records: St. Simon; VI. Great Mares and Their Influence; VII. (Celebrated Mares and Foals at Hunciecroft); VIII. Pedigrees of St. Simon, Ormonde, Carbine and Other Great Winners; IX. Principal Owners and Breeders of Classic Winners; X. Forty-One Classic Winners Trained by the late John Scott, the Wizard of the North at Malton, Yorks., between 1827 and 1863; XI. Thoroughbreds and the Ascot Gold Cup; Index. One or two tiny foxing marks on endpapers, browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, browning and darkening to spine and edges of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with a few tiny areas of cloth loss, small bump and tiny tear at to edge of front board, light rub marks on boards, minor wear at one corner, small slight bump at corners. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES:  THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE., Prestwich, Michael.
57 Prestwich, Michael. ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1996 0300064527 / 9780300064520 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
396 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)e-creates the real experience of medieval warfare, examining how men of all ranks of society were recruited, how troops were fed, supplied and deployed, the development of new weapons, and the structures of military command. (The author) challenges many common assumptions about medieval warfare. He shows that medieval commanders were capable of far more sophisticated strategy than is usually assumed: spies were an important part of the machinery of war, and the destruction of crops and burning of villages were part of a deliberate plan to force a foe to negotiate, rather than an indication of lack of discipline. Sieges, often lengthy and expensive, were more prevalent than physical battles. And in actual engagement the mounted knight was never as dominant as is often supposed: even in the twelfth century, many battles were won by unmounted men. Written by a leading scholar of the period and rich with anecdote and illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the social history of war in the Middle Ages." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTIAN NAMES IN LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY., Redmonds, George.
58 Redmonds, George. CHRISTIAN NAMES IN LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY.
Kew, Richmond National Archives 2004 190336552X / 9781903365526 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, tables. "Surnames have long provided key links in historical research. This ground-breaking work shows that English christian names are also significant for those researching local communities and family history - and that they are a fascinating topic in their own right. Did you know, for instance, that the names Philip and Thomas were once used for girls? Or that there was a woman called Diot Coke in 1379? When George Redmonds became intrested in christian names, he found that information on his own name in dictionaries was contradicted by local records - and that the standard works' emphasis on etymology only give part of the story. Half a lifetime's research has convinced him that every christian name has a 'pedigree', which can be regional, local or even centred on one family. Here he explores the implications of this for both amateur and academic historians. Drawing on examples from Anne to Zaccheus, he covers a wealth of topics including the stabilisation of first names as surnames; the influence of individuals, parents, godparents and communities on naming; the popularity of names over the last 700 years; and more recent changes in naming practice. He challenges many published assumptions - and offers new insights into the customs and attitudes of our ancestors from the Middle Ages to the present day." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front panel. 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
PLAIN SERMONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN YEAR.  BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS.  VOLUME VII. SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY UNTIL TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (INCLUSIVE).  SERMONS FOR THE PEOPLE.  SECOND SERIES., Rev. Canon Austen, Rev. Bernard O.F. Heywood, Rev. Augustus Jessopp, Rev. Cannon Bodington, Rev. Charles T. Ovenden, Ven. C.C. Mackarness, Rev. J.G. Simpson, Rev. Charles F.G. Turner, Rev. G.S. Streatfeild, Rev. R.J. Fletcher, et al.
59 Rev. Canon Austen, Rev. Bernard O.F. Heywood, Rev. Augustus Jessopp, Rev. Cannon Bodington, Rev. Charles T. Ovenden, Ven. C.C. Mackarness, Rev. J.G. Simpson, Rev. Charles F.G. Turner, Rev. G.S. Streatfeild, Rev. R.J. Fletcher, et al. PLAIN SERMONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN YEAR. BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS. VOLUME VII. SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY UNTIL TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY (INCLUSIVE). SERMONS FOR THE PEOPLE. SECOND SERIES.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1906. 
200 pp, 6 3/4" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Contains two sermons, gospel and epistle, on each of the following: Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity; Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity; Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity; St. Luke's Day; Twentieth Sunday After Trinity; St. Simon and St. Jude's Day; Twenty-First Sunday After Trinity, All Saints' Day; Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity; Twenty-Third Sunday After Trinity; Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Trinity; Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Trinity. Interior - very light browning to endpapers, small ink letters/numbers on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, uneven coloring to spine and spine lettering, two small faint watermarks on front board, tiny stain on rear board. Good sound reading copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RUSH FOR SPOILS:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972.  2 VOLUME SET., Robin, Martin.
60 Robin, Martin. THE RUSH FOR SPOILS: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 0771076754 / 9780771076756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
318 pp, 351 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'The Rush for Spoils' - published 1972, ISBN 0771076754. 'Pillars of Profit' - published 1973, ISBN 077107672X. B&w illustrations. "This is an extensively researched and thorough history of British Columbia that represents a new departure in the political and historical literature of the province. (The) first volume covers the years to 1933, when Conservative Premier Tolmie was replaced by the Liberal Pattullo. (The second volume covers) the stormy years of T.D. Pattullo's war on the Great Depression, the Liberal-Conservative coalition against Socialism, the reign of W.A.C. Bennett and Social Credit during twenty years of scandal and controversy and, finally, the victory of the N.D.P. under Dave Barrett in the general election of August, 1972. Dr. Robin's critical approach to the politicians, their ideologies and policies, is supported by a mass of facts that will make this well-written and entertaining study a standard reference work for years to come." The Rush for Spoils has minor wrinkle at bottom of spine and very small light stain on top of text block. Dust Jackets: 'The Rush for Spoils' has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, four small edge tears archivally taped. 'Pillars of Profit' has very light edge wear and rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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