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WALTER CRANE., Spencer, Isobel.
61 Spencer, Isobel. WALTER CRANE.
New York Macmillan 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Crane. 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "More than any other artist of the time Walter Crane appears at the center of the great surge of interest in the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. He was the driving force behind the Arts and Crafts movement, a children's book illustrator, designer of textiles, tiles, stained glass and ceramics, and a painter who enjoyed a reputation on the Continent as the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites. Long before his name came to be associated with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott as the outstanding artists for the nursery, his brightly colored series of Toy Books ensured him a wide reputation. His fame led to commissions for nursery wallpaper, and from there to fabrics, ceramics, mosaic, stained glass, and gesso relief. As President of the Art Workers' Guild Exhibition Society he was a more strenuous advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement than his friend, William Morris, and traveled abroad with his work, specifically helping the formation of an American Arts and Crafts movement. Crane's early paintings embody the romantic medievalism of Rossetti and Burne-Jones, but he soon used poetry and painting as a means to express his growing interest in new philosophical ideas. Ultimately he was converted to socialism - a cause he embraced wholeheartedly, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Federation, the Fabians, and Morris's Socialist League. He gladly made his art servant to his beliefs, producing political cartoons and trade union banners. This is the first major study of Crane's life and work to be published since his death in 1915. Isobel Spencer, a past lecturer in the history of art at Glasgow College of Art, includes in her scholarly study of the man and his work the full range of Crane's many artistic activities." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corners of boards, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE AND WORK OF KATE GREENAWAY., Spielman, M.H. & Layard, G.S.
62 Spielman, M.H. & Layard, G.S. THE LIFE AND WORK OF KATE GREENAWAY.
London Bracken 1986 0946495793 / 9780946495795 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Kate Greenaway. 
301 pp, 9" H. Kate Greenaway "studied art at South Kensington and the Slade, where her fellow students were Lady Butler and Helen Allingham. To start with, she worked as an illustrator and drew Valentine and Christmas cards, as well as black and white pictures for various books. Her great breakthrough came in 1877 when she met Edmund Evans and showed him the collection of drawings and poems that she had assembled. These were published by Evans as 'Under the Window', which was a runaway success and was followed by the many childrens books for which she is best known. Among these are 'Mother Goose', 'The Language of Flowers', 'Marigold Garden', 'A Apple Pie' and 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin', to name but a few. This biography, written by her friends M.H. Spielman and G.S. Layard, was published in 1905, just four years after her death. It tells the story of her life and relates the romantic circumstances of her great friendship with John Ruskin. It is required reading for all followers of Kate Greenaway and is accompaneid by over 50 colour illutrations by the artist as well as many black and white and line illustrations." Large Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, small bump with tears/chip at top edge of pages 257 to 260 - bump migrates lightly into several adjacent pages, tiny bump/wrinkle at fore-edge of first few pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine and some light wrinkling along top edge, light wrinkling on hinges and flap-folds, two tiny light stains on inside, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837-1839., Tiffany, Orrin Edward.
63 Tiffany, Orrin Edward. THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837-1839.
Toronto Coles 1980 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
147 pp, 8 3/8" H. Facsimile reprint of the Buffalo Historical Society, 1905 edition. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: Colonial Misrule; Leaders and Events; Crossing the Border; To the Verge of War; Evacuation; Secrecy; The Hunters; Federal Interference; Conflict of Authority; Dark Days; Politics. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to eges of text block, one tiny corner crease, tiny wear at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
64 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BROKEN SWASTIKA., Trebich, Willy, with Edmund Swinglehurst.
65 Trebich, Willy, with Edmund Swinglehurst. THE BROKEN SWASTIKA.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973, first edition. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521009 B&w photographs. "Few men can lay claim to a more extraordinary military career than Willy Trebich. At the outbreak of the Second World War he belonged to both the HAC (Honourabl e Artillery Company) and to the Hilter Youth. Nurtured in the international society of the Cote d'Azur, in 1939 he was working as a stockbroker in the City. To please his boss he had joined the HAC but his heart was with the Hitler Jugen d w i t h w h o m he spent every moment of his holidays. The reader will discover by what twists of fate it fell out that Willy eventually served in the RHA (Royal Horse Artillery) and not in the German Army. The decision was made but the crisis w a s fa r fr o m ov er . He was captured in North Africa by his former Nazi friends. He escaped and was recaptured no less than six times - eventually being sent to the concentration cap at Regensburg, - but each time he knew that he was escapin g a s mu ch fr om hi s fel low prisoners as from the enemy. Not only is this a fantastic adventure story, it is also a deeply moving account of a man haunted by his past, desperately trying to lay the ghost of his own conscience." Two pages with smal l dog -ea r c rea se, t iny fain t foxing marks on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small light liquid mark on rear pastedown, minor edge wear/soiling. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, small scuf f on f ront fla p-fo ld, a f ew m inor foxing marks at edges. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MIRROR OF THE PAST.  2 VOLUME SET.  CONTAINS:  A DISTANT MIRROR:  THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY & THE MARCH OF FOLLY:  FROM TROY TO VIETNAM., Tuchman, Barbara W.
66 Tuchman, Barbara W. THE MIRROR OF THE PAST. 2 VOLUME SET. CONTAINS: A DISTANT MIRROR: THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY & THE MARCH OF FOLLY: FROM TROY TO VIETNAM.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
673 pp, 419 pp, 10" H. Bound in full black cloth with gold lettering on spines, gold decorations on front boards. Gold slip case with black lettering on front panel. Colour plates. "The March of Folly" gas minor wrinkle at top of spine, "A Distant Mirror" has tiny soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has dome light edge wear and some light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs, two large faint rub marks across rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE BLESSED TRADE., Ward, Marjorie.
67 Ward, Marjorie. THE BLESSED TRADE.
London Michael Joseph 1971 718109511 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, map endpapers. "(T)he story of the British soldier in the age of fighting as a profession, from Anglo-Saxon times to the French Revolution. It is not the history of campaigns and regiments but of the men who went to war: their story told in their own words. (A)n enthralling collection of original narratives written by men like the poet at the Battle of Maldon in 991, the chroniclers of the Crusades, the splendid Corporal Todd - and by Kit Ross, surely the most remarkable woman ever to have worn the King's Coat. The story these people tell is a harsh one: marching, deserting, punishment, hunger, looting and just enduring the squalor and danger of campaigning. There are, though, glorious moments, when the horrors of war are redeemed by fortitude and self-sacrifice, and by what has been the chief mark of the 'Tommy' for a thousand years: a wry and tough sense of humour." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, 4" light line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
68 Ward, Marjorie. THE BLESSED TRADE.
London Michael Joseph 1971 718109511 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, map endpapers. "(T)he story of the British soldier in the age of fighting as a profession, from Anglo-Saxon times to the French Revolution. It is not the history of campaigns and regiments but of the men who went to war: their story told in their own words. (A)n enthralling collection of original narratives written by men like the poet at the Battle of Maldon in 991, the chroniclers of the Crusades, the splendid Corporal Todd - and by Kit Ross, surely the most remarkable woman ever to have worn the King's Coat. The story these people tell is a harsh one: marching, deserting, punishment, hunger, looting and just enduring the squalor and danger of campaigning. There are, though, glorious moments, when the horrors of war are redeemed by fortitude and self-sacrifice, and by what has been the chief mark of the 'Tommy' for a thousand years: a wry and tough sense of humour." Previous owners bookplate on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling and rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PLANET NARNIA: THE SEVEN HEAVENS IN THE IMAGINATION OF C.S. LEWIS., Ward, Michael.  (C.S. Lewis.)
69 Ward, Michael. (C.S. Lewis.) PLANET NARNIA: THE SEVEN HEAVENS IN THE IMAGINATION OF C.S. LEWIS.
New York Oxford University Press 2008 0195313879 / 9780195313871 3rd Printing. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
347 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "In 'Planet Narnia' (Michael Ward) demonstrates that medieval cosmology, a subject that fascinated Lewis throughout his life, provides the imaginative key to the seven (Narnia) novels. Drawing on the whole range of Lewis's writings (including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles), Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn - planets which Lewis described as 'spiritual symbols of permanent value' and 'especially worthwhile in our own generation'. Using these seven symbols, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, the ornamental details, and, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. The cosmological theme of each Chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains 'connaitre' knowlege of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody. (This) is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, one whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance." One tiny edge scuff, wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS., West, Chris.  (Christopher)
70 West, Chris. (Christopher) A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS.
New York Picador 2013 1250035503 / 9781250035509 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
277 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour reproductions. "(T)ells the rich, layered, and breathtaking history of Britain through thirty-six of its fascinating, often beautiful, and sometimes eccentric postage stamps. Through them, one can glimpse the whole epic tale of an empire unfolding. From the famous Penny Black, printed soon after Queen Victoria's coronation, to the Victory! stamp of 1946, anticipating the struggle of postwar reconstruction, (this) is a hugely entertaining and indiosyncratic romp, told in Chris West's lively prose. On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history." The author begins each of the 36 chapters with a representative stamp, using it as a springboard to dive into the social, political and/or international issues of the time. Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
71 White, Colin. THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2002 0811700135 / 9780811700139 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)ets out to answer any questions about Nelson likely to be raised, either by casual reference or in a more detailed study of the navy, the wars, or the social history of the period. Entries cover people, ships, places and events associated with the man, and extend to contemporary issues like changing interpretations of his actions and motivation. Arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced, every subject is accorded enough length for proper discussion, and each is followed by a suggested reading list for those wanting to pursue the topic further. The book concludes with appendices devoted to a full bibliography, a chronology of Nelson's life and times, and a selection of significant documents, some previously unpublished." Light smudge/soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, area of small wrinkles on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA., White, Colin.
72 White, Colin. THE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2002 0811700135 / 9780811700139 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, maps/battle plans. "(S)ets out to answer any questions about Nelson likely to be raised, either by casual reference or in a more detailed study of the navy, the wars, or the social history of the period. Entries cover people, ships, places and events associated with the man, and extend to contemporary issues like changing interpretations of his actions and motivation. Arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced, every subject is accorded enough length for proper discussion, and each is followed by a suggested reading list for those wanting to pursue the topic further. The book concludes with appendices devoted to a full bibliography, a chronology of Nelson's life and times, and a selection of significant documents, some previously unpublished." Light corner crease on page leaf 71/72, minor very small bump to top corner of approx. pages 140 to 225. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom edges of flaps. 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
PAINE AND COBBETT:  THE TRANSATLANTIC CONNECTION., Wilson, David A.
73 Wilson, David A. PAINE AND COBBETT: THE TRANSATLANTIC CONNECTION.
McGill-Queen's University, Kingston, 1988, first edition. 
218 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773510133 "Tom Paine and William Cobbett were at the heart of the revolutionary changes which swept the North Atlantic world during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Both men came from the ranks of the 'common people' in England, both found their identity as political writers in North America, and both eventually became central figures in the English popular radical movement. David Wilson places the parallel c areers of Paine and Cobbett in their Anglo-American context, not only discussing the relationship between their ideas but examining how their early experiences affected their success in America and the way in which their perceptions of Amer i c a w e r e woven into their political writings in England. Wilson traces four major themes in the thought of Paine and Cobbett: the relation between British radical ideas and American revolutionary ideology; the eighteenth-century revolution i n rh et o ri ca l th e ory; the effect of the American and French revolutions on British popular radicalism; and the American attempt to turn the United States into a new 'empire for liberty'. He challenges the idea that Paine created a new literar y sty le fo r a ne w aud ie nce of artisans and labourers, arguing instead that this style was part of a broader revolution in rhetoric, and discusses the interconnections between Paine's English and American careers. Wilson shows that the tension b etwe en the ide al a nd the re al is central to understanding Cobbett. He analyzes Cobbett's American experiences and the role of Paine's writings in Cobbett's subsequent career as a radical in England. The epilogue returns to the difference s a nd si mil arit ies i n Pai ne' s and Cob bett's careers, examines their strategies for change, and discusses their ambiguous legacies to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light l ight wrink ling at t op/bot tom of spi ne and flap -folds, fading to spine color, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
74 Wilson, Edmund; Blais, Marie-Claire; Meigs, Mary; Layton, Irving; Solway, Clifford; Birney, Earle; Purdy, Alfred; Callaghan, Barry; Livesay, Dorothy; Grosskurth, Phyllis; Carruth, Hayden; Watt, F.W.; Kilbourn, William; Pearson, Alan; Godfrey, Dave. THE TAMARACK REVIEW. SPRING 1966. ISSUE 39.
Tamarack Review, Toronto, 1966. 
104 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Contents: Foreword, by Edmund Wilson; A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, by Marie-Claire Blais; Four Drawings by Mary Meigs; Six Poems, by Irving Layton; An Interview with Christopher Isherwood, by Clifford Solway; In Purdy's Ameliasburg, by Earle Birney; Arctic Poems, by Alfred Purdy; Tennessee Williams and the Cocaloony Birds, by Barry Callaghan; A Gloss of Poems, by Dorothy Livesay; The World of Muriel Spark, by Phyllis Grosskurth; That Heaven-sent Lively Rope -walker, Irving Layton, by Hayden Carruth; A Civil Bore, by F.W. Watt; A Formidable Beginning, by William Kilbourn; Poetry Chronicle, by Alan Pearson; A Member of the Stock Exchange, by Dave Godfrey; Contributors. The back cover, sponsore d b y H u d s o n's Bay Company, features a poem by John Newlove - 'The Hitch-Hiker'. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling on spine, minor edge wea r t o co v er s, l ig ht wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small soft creases on covers, very light rubbing, minor soiling, very light browning to edges of textblock, very small bump at top of spine. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
POEMS OF SPENSER., Yeats, W.B., selected and introduced by.  Edmund Spenser.
75 Yeats, W.B., selected and introduced by. Edmund Spenser. POEMS OF SPENSER.
London Caxton Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Jessie M. King, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
290 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 plates (b&w with touches of pink and gold) by Jessie M. King (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Happy and Unhappy Love; Courtiers and Great Men; Emblems and Qualities; Gardens of Delight; Fauns and Satyres and Shepherds; Notes; Glossary; Index of First Lines. Light browning to free endpapers, light browning to frontispiece tissue - causing minor toning to frontispiece and title page, small crease to tiny crease at top corner of pages 197 to 222, creases and wrinkles to fore-edge and top corner of pages 223 to 230, small soft wrinkle to top corner of pages 231 to 238, minor rubbing to top edge gilt, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
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