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MONTAGNE PARADIS OU LE REVE ROMANTIQUE., Samivel.  Documentation et photographies S. Norande.
81 Samivel. Documentation et photographies S. Norande. MONTAGNE PARADIS OU LE REVE ROMANTIQUE.
Arthaud, Paris, 1988. 
207 pp, square small 4to (10 1/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 2700307100 Profusely illustrated in colour. FRENCH TEXT. Table: Introduction; Sublimes horreurs; Le Simplon ou la merveille des Alpes; L'Honorable voyage aux glacieres; Les B onheurs du haut pays; La Galerie des amateurs; Les Enfances du fleuve; Adieux aux ames sensibles; Fioretti des demoiselles; Remerciements; Notes; Bibliographie; Notes biographiques; Table des illustrations. Minor soiling on bottom of textb l o c k . D u st jacket has wrinkling and tiny tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, slight edge curling, one small tear with creases cellotaped on inside. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
LOINTAINS NAVIRES:  COMPTE RENDU OFFICIEL DES OPERATIONS DE LA MARINE CANADIENNE AU COURS DE LA SECONDE GRANDE GUERRE., Schull, Joseph.
82 Schull, Joseph. LOINTAINS NAVIRES: COMPTE RENDU OFFICIEL DES OPERATIONS DE LA MARINE CANADIENNE AU COURS DE LA SECONDE GRANDE GUERRE.
Defense nationale, Ottawa, 1953. 
605 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H), hard cover (blue covers with gold lettering on spine, gold anchor on front board) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. Chapter headings: A la veille du combat; La premiere annee; Etat de siege; L 'Atlantique occidental; Deux autres oceans et un fleuve; La fin du commencement; L'operation "Torch"; Parfait associe; Sur d'autres mers; L'effort reuni des geants; Le plan et les preliminaires; L'assaut; Les elements de couverture; Consolid a t i o n ; " Partout ou le bois peut flotter"; Sur toutes les mers; Pavillon noir et declin; Adieu, les gars; Appendices: Divisions de la reserve des volontaires de la marine Royale Canadienne; Principaux commandements et affectations; Principaux na vi re s de l a m arine royale canadienne 1939-1945; Chalands d'assaut canadiens ayant participe a l'operation "Neptune". Inside hinge paper split but boards are holding firmly, moderate browning and light soiling to edges of text block, light edg e w ear t o b oar ds , s mall scratch marks and rubbing on rear board, very small colored mark on front board. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MATCHBOX LABELS: OVER 2,000 ELEGANT EXAMPLES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD., Smith, Jane.  Captions by Natasha Lomas.
83 Smith, Jane. Captions by Natasha Lomas. MATCHBOX LABELS: OVER 2,000 ELEGANT EXAMPLES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Firefly, Buffalo, 2004, first edition. 
400 pp, 8 1/4" H x 8 1/4" D soft cover. ISBN 1552979784 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. Trilingual text (English/French/Spanish). "Matchbox labels are not only beautiful and affordable, they are also very collectable. A pleasure t o look at and a delight to hold, this charming book presents matchbox labels from all over the world, among them labels featuring naive animal pictures from India and sophisticated graphics from Japan. If you're inspired to become a matchbox la b e l collector, you'll find many helpful hints on how and where to look for examples to build your own collection. Contents: Introduction/Introduction/Introduccion; People/Personnage/Gente; Architecture/Architecture/Arquitectura; Transport/Transp or ts /T r ansporte; Animals/Animaux/Animales; Natural World/Nature/Naturaleza; Objects/Objets/Objetos; Industry/Industrie/Industria; Leisure/Loisirs/Ocio; Graphics/Art Graphique/Artes Graficas; Collectors' Notes/Notes a l'Intention des Collectionne urs /No tas p ara Colleccionistas; WWW Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor corner wear, one very soft corner crease. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
84 Snell, Doris Jean. 100 SILVER COLLECTIBLES.
Wallace-Homestead, Des Moines, Iowa, 1973, first edition. 
Unpaginated (Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, Introduction, followed 53 b&w plates and Index), 9" H, soft cover. "This book contains photographs of 100 Silver Collectibles of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, measurements for each, and a suggested retail price range for 1973-74...." Interior - previous owners address in large hand writing on ackowledgments page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, rubbing/soiling on rear cover, soft corner crease on front cover. Good+ reference copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TARRY BREEKS AND VELVET GARTERS: SAIL ON THE GREAT LAKES OF AMERICA, IN WAR, DISCOVERY, AND THE FUR TRADE, UNDER THE FLEUR-DE-LYS., Snider, C.H.J.  Introduction by the Hon. Arthur W. Roebuck, Q.C.
85 Snider, C.H.J. Introduction by the Hon. Arthur W. Roebuck, Q.C. TARRY BREEKS AND VELVET GARTERS: SAIL ON THE GREAT LAKES OF AMERICA, IN WAR, DISCOVERY, AND THE FUR TRADE, UNDER THE FLEUR-DE-LYS.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958, first edition. 
148 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "As a child the author had often wondered whether there were ever French men-of-war on Lake Ontario, and his own sailing days turned up surprising ans wers. The French did have vessels on the Lakes the very first, and they did their part - and it was a very important part - in opening up this continent to the world. They had their storms and their battles, their triumphs and their tragedi e s . T h is book is an attempt to answer for others the questions the author had to answer for himself. Its theme is sail and sailors on the Great Lakes during the eighty-seven years of the French regime. It reveals the Great Lakes as the highwa y of c i vi li zation in the heroic days of the great explorers and traders, and shows specifically how La Salle proved the feasibility of deepwater navigation from the Atlantic to the heart of the continent, the present Seaway - and the surprisin g thi ngs w h ich fo llowed this great human discovery." Small bump at bottom corner of boards - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, minor wrinkling at bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small chips/tears at top/bottom of s pine and fl ap -fol ds, two small water stains on inside of spine, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
86 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,10, FALL 1996.
Boca Raton, Florida Ampersand 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs, drawings. Contents: Mail Sack; The Year in Preview - Special Report: Chicago; Double Takes; One from Column A & One from Column B: We give you two for one on the new DML M4A1; All Aboard (railway armor transport cars); Marder Mania: The Commander Series German Self-Propelled Anti-Tank gun; Wespe im Einsalz (Wespe in Action diorama); The Double Deutsch Bus: Azimut's answer to the Ostfront's mass transit problems (Opel); Just Your Type: The modern version Tamiya's Japanese MBT (Type 90); Shoot & Scoot: Jazzing up the old Italeri M109 with new goodies from Royal Models and KMC; Commie ack-ack: Azimut's resin shell thrower in 1:35th; Shermy with big gun: Egads! It's Azimut again with the cool M12 SPG; Teeny Tracked Trailer: An unusual one from the folks at DES Kits (Renault 36R and trailer); More Vee for your Tee: As promised, more pictures of the Czech VT-34; Mini-Men: A Look at What's New on the Figure Front. Interior - faint small bump at bottom corner of pages and tiny faint bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, minor rubbing,small faint sticker mark on front cover, faint bump at corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
87 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,18.
Del Ray Beach, Florida Ampersand 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: The Mail Sack; The Year in Preview: Short Takes; The Idea Bank; Bovington: The Tank Museum; That Stubborn Thing: The New and Spiffo German 12.8 SPG from On-Track Model Co.; Care for Somua? Why Certainly! A Second Visit to Half-track Land with DES (MCG4); Raupenschlepper Baby: New Help for an Old Friend and an Aires 10.5cm, too (Steyr RSO/1); It has arrived: Get on back, it's a Dragon Wagon in styrene (Tamiya Dragon Wagon U.S. 40 ton tank transporter); On Blitzen! One classic Italeri kit with everything on it, please (Opel Blitz 3(t) Type S); Panther on rails: Get your feline rolling with a rail car from DML; Mini-Men: A Look at What's New on the Figure Front. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing on front cover, tiny bump to top corner of magazine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
88 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,19.
Del Ray Beach, Florida Ampersand 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
80 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: The Mail Sack; The Year in Preview: Short Takes; Saumur: runner's paradise (Museums at Large); The Idea Bank; Autos ala Simca: Two petit treats from the folks at DES; MasterCon Madness: We return for yet another look at wacky Midwest modeling fun; Mini-Morser: Busy this weekend? How about a Skoda gun?; Get on the Bus!: The battlefield bus, that is - all new from AFV Club (Landing Vehicle, Tracked Personnel, Model 5 LVTP5A1); 15cms worth of Hetzer: Whipping up a conversion on the old DML standard; Superlative Softskin! Wow! It's an M38A1 from the guys at Skybow; Super Freaky Jeep: Throw some Kirin parts at a Tamiya Mutt and get a little Marine ass-kicker; Schwimmin' Schlepper: Yet another look at the ubiquitous RSO tractor; Link-to-Link Tracks - Part One: You can't tell the players without a score card; Meet the Beetle: Before there was Flower Power, there was the Type 87 (Volkswagen); Lauster your Wargel: And you thought you'd seen everything; A Whirlwind Romance: Well, almost - it's the newish Wirbelwind AA Tank from Tamiya; Mini-Men: A Peek at What's New on the Figure Front; You're Busted: What's This? A Figure? Hey Why Not, It's WW2 After All; T-28 alias T-95: Or what is the bastard love child of a Sherman and a Locomotive (American T28 Superheavy Tank). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, minor rubbing. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear on spine, minor rubbing and a soft edge crease on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
89 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,25
Del Ray Beach, Florida Ampersand 2000 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
80 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: The Mail Sack; The Year in Preview: Short Takes; War Like an Egyptian: The Egyptian Museum of Military History in Cairo; The Idea Bank; Funk Yeah!: Join as we sneak a peek at J.J. Fedorowicz's upcoming history of German Army remote controlled armor units; Super Drooper: Building the Resicast Bedford QLT; Doozie Dozer: Resicast's Boss WWII Caterpillar (Le Tourneau bulldozer); Hermann's Little Air Hopper: A second look at the On Track Models kit (Panzer 1 ausf. C); Son of FAMO: DES Kit swings for the bleachers with its all resin Sd.Kfz. 8, and knocks us out of the ballpark; Spectacular Spahwagen: Fantasy + History = One Fine Puma Conversion From Azimut; Coffin Up: Skif Models' BTR-152V1 Soviet APC; Me and My LVT: Italeri give Ken Dugan a big ol' plastic wedgie (LVT-4 'Water Buffalo'); Gvozidkia: A flower with a punch, the new commie SPG kit from Skif; (2S1-Gvodizka); Let's Get Hitched: Checking out the fabulous new FAMO trailer from Tamiya (Schwerer Zugkraftwagen 18t); Mini-Men: A Peek at What's New on the Figure Front; Mein Minenraumfahrzeug: A mythical World War II German behemoth comes to life from New Connection Models (Krupp Raumer S); The Model Citizen. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
90 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO,28
Del Ray Beach, Florida Ampersand 2002 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
80 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: The Mail Sack; The Year in Preview: Short Takes; The Idea Bank; Geschuetzwagen Tiger Fuer 17cm Kanone 72 (Sf.); Schwere they come: Hey man! Have we got a (book) preview for you!; Gotta whole lotta Leib: RZM's Long Awaited Title Takes Shape; Godzilla's Mosquito: Building the Tamiya Japanese Type 61 MBT; 3-tons of fun: The new German halftrack release from AFV Club kicks a little ass!; Awesome Autocar (DES Kit Tractor Auto Car U-7144T); Jousting with a Neutron Lance or - How Far Can you throw an Atomic Hand Grenade? Building the Hobby Fan Lance Missile; Adding new skirts to an old gal: Building and detailing the Modelcraft Centurion Mk III; Making the Most of My Motor Carriage: Improving and detailing the Academy kit with help from Korea (M12); Teeny-Tiny Tankette: Building the FineMolds Type 94 "TK" Light Tank; Mini-Men: A Peek at What's New on the Figure Front; Leave the Driving to Us: Go Greyhound and Go Nuts with Tamiya's M8; Dear Mr. Churchill: Building and detailing the new-old Tamiya Mk VII. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CASTLE CATS., Surman, Richard.
91 Surman, Richard. CASTLE CATS.
HarperCollins, London, 1995, first edition. 
90 pp, square small 8vo (7 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0006279457 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Richard Surman travelled the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland in pursuit of another group of privil eged creatures, the 'Castle Cats'. At Penhow in South Wales, he was greeted at the drawbridge by Sophie and Runcie. Sumo, the great wrestling cat of Hever Castle, treated him to a neck lock. Rockingham's Brandy tried to escape through a s e c r e t t u nnel, whilst at Dunrobin in the north-east of Scotland, George haunts his own stone turret. William and Harriet at the Tower of London have worked out novel ways of enjoying the ravens without risk. Crathes Castle cats observe eac h ov er w ar il y t hr ough arrow slits. Buzzards are a hazard for the dainty Ellie at Dunvegan, on the Isle of Skye. Ripley is graced by Blackie, a dreadlocked feudal retainer who fiercely defends his castle demesne. As usual, feline misdemean ou rs abo und : B ran dy hi des in the pantry eating roast pheasant; Sumo's habit of leaping onto shoulders (especially in the dark) has scared the life out of his owner; at Dunrobin, the Hamlet-like George wanders disconsolately along the seashor e. Fr om a rist ocra t to wa rder , th e 'Castle Cats' fulful their duties in a typically unpredictable and hilarious way." Dust jacket has crease at top edge of rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LE PALAIS ET LE MUSEE DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR., Torre, Henri.  Introduction par le General d'Armee Georges Catroux.
92 Torre, Henri. Introduction par le General d'Armee Georges Catroux. LE PALAIS ET LE MUSEE DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR.
Musee des Ordres de Chevalerie et des Recompenses Nationales en France et a L'Etranger, Paris, 1963. 
107 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, plans, two pages colour plates with glassine overlay. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. The catalogue of the Musee de la Legion d'Honneur. Contents: Introduction du General D'Armee Catroux, Grand Chancelier de la Legion d'Honneur; L'Hotel de Salm: Historique - Decoration interieure; Ordres et Decorations; Musee: Historique - Catalogue (Vestibule, Salle de la Chevalerie, Salle de la Legion d'Honneur, Salle Franco-Americaine, Salle Moderne, Salle des Ordres Es trangers, Salle de la Liberation); Principaux donateurs. Interior - light wrinkling and a few tiny tears to fore-edges of glassine overlay of color plate, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease do w n f r o n t c over, small crease at bottom corner of covers, minor edge wear, light wrinkling on spine. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LE JARDIN DES CARESSES., Toussaint, Franz.
93 Toussaint, Franz. LE JARDIN DES CARESSES.
L'Edition D'Art H. Piazza, Paris, 1954, 170e edition. 
143 pp, 16mo (6 5/16" H), hard cover (beige cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine, decorative pastedown in gold and brown on front board) - no dust jacket. One color plate, decorative borders to pages. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. Light browning to frontispiece, minor browning to edges of textblock, very small bump to corners of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light soiling to boards. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WAR ON SARK: THE SECRET LETTERS OF JULIA TREMAYNE., Tremayne, Julia.  Introduction by Michael Beaumont, Seigneur of Sark.
94 Tremayne, Julia. Introduction by Michael Beaumont, Seigneur of Sark. WAR ON SARK: THE SECRET LETTERS OF JULIA TREMAYNE.
Webb & Bower, Exeter, 1981. 
208 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0906671418 B&w illustrations. "From 1 July 1940 to 14 May 1945 Julia Tremayne and the other inhabitants of the tiny Channel Island of Sark were cut off from the mainland of Britain by the German invasion and Occupation. Mrs. Tremayne's letters during this time to her daughter in England did not reach their destination until after the War. The letters were written at some risk and Mrs Tremayne was constantly urged to des t r o y t h em. Fortunately, they survived, to give a remarkable picture of conditions on the beleaguered Island, and remain a fascinating memorial to the courage and endurance of the Islanders." Two very small corner bumps, minor wrinkling at bo tt om o f s pi ne . Dust jacket has minor rubbing, some minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTIONS DES MUSEES D'ETAT DU QUEBEC., Tremblay, Jean-Noel, Preface de.
95 Tremblay, Jean-Noel, Preface de. COLLECTIONS DES MUSEES D'ETAT DU QUEBEC.
Montreal Gouvernement du Quebec 1967 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
13" H, beige cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on spine, gilt fleur de lis on front board. Pictorial endpapers. Unpaginated - short preface in French only, followed by two page introduction in French, repeated in English. 108 illustrations - b&w plates and tipped in colour illustrations on heavier stock, followed by 10 page catalogue of artists. Page 1 coloured plate has a series of very small areas of colour loss along top edge with colour offset on adjacent page, light colour fading and light browning at edges of boards, area of light colour loss and some faint foxing marks on rear board, light browning on spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
AMERICANS IN PARIS (1921-1931).  MAN RAY, GERALD MURPHY, STUART DAVIS, ALEXANDER CALDER., Turner, Elizabeth Hutton.  With essays by Elizabeth Garrity Ellis, Guy Davenport.
96 Turner, Elizabeth Hutton. With essays by Elizabeth Garrity Ellis, Guy Davenport. AMERICANS IN PARIS (1921-1931). MAN RAY, GERALD MURPHY, STUART DAVIS, ALEXANDER CALDER.
Counterpoint / Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1996. 
171 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "Paris welcomed Gerald Murphy, whose billboard-sized cubist icon dominated the 1924 Salon des Independants and launched a brief but brilliant career; Stuart Davis, who explored the continuity between cubist painting, lithography, and jazz at the atelier Desjobert,; Man Ray, who abandoned oils to begin 'painting with light' in his movies and rayographs; and Alexander Calder, whose wire circuses and portraits inspired critics to acknowledge art's inherent playfulness. (This book) documents the work and influence of these four notables of the avant-garde who startle and delight us even today...Richly illustrated and beautifully designed, this volume is a feast for the eyes and the intellect. It is published on the occasion of the exhibition...organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. America's first modern art museum." Two very faint erasure marks on title page, very minor soiling to edges of boards. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light wrinkling along top edge. NF/VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
97 Upson, Nicola. Photography by David Buckland. (Helaine Blumenfeld.) MYTHOLOGIES: THE SCULPTURE OF HELAINE BLUMENFELD.
Elephant's Eye / Overlook Press, Woodstock, 1998. 
160 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879518804 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. "....the first comprehensive exploration of Blumenfeld's work, (this book) forms a uniquely detailed study of her development. D ividing her sculpture into eight themed chapters, it concentrates on the major ideas and technical concerns that have preoccupied the artist from the beginning: Two Sides of a Woman; Creation; Metamorphosis; Options; Shadow Figures; Dreams; S o u l s ; a nd, finally, Mythology. Early and recent works are illustrated side by side, highlighting the aesthetic and conceptual growth which has earned her respect from critics and collectors throughout Europe and the United States....(Upson ' s) t ex t il lu m i nates Blumenfeld's intense working methods and reveals how her life - divided between Italy, where she works, England, where she now lives, and the United States, where she was born - contributes to her creativity. Each chapt er pr ovi des a n i ntr od uc tion to the individual pieces, a review of Blumenfeld's contribution to twentieth-century sculpture, and concludes with Blumenfeld's own thought-provoking comments on her work." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wea r/wr inkl ing at top/ bott om of s pine and flap-folds. tiny tear at top of spine. Fine/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LA FERRONNERIE.  REPERTOIRE DE L'ARCHITECTURE MODERN., Virette, Jean, introduction.
98 Virette, Jean, introduction. LA FERRONNERIE. REPERTOIRE DE L'ARCHITECTURE MODERN.
Paris Editions S. de Bonadona / Librairie Nouvelle de l'Architecture et des Beaux-Arts 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Good Catala Freres, photography. 
12 3/4" H. Portfolio with grey boards, red cloth spine, black lettering and red banding on front board, cloth ribbon ties (faded from red?). French text only. Includes four-page introductory pamphlet (title page, copyright page, one page Introduction by Jean Virette and Table des Planches) and 56 b&w photographic plates on heavy stock (collated) showing decorative ironwork of the Art Deco era. Staircases, doors, radiator grills, balconies, light fixtures, etc. by Bagues, Bergue, Societe Centrale de Constructions et de Materiaux, Edgar Brandt, Szabo, Paul Kiss, Manchelle et Peltier, Piguet, Gilbert Poillerat, Raymond Subes, Schenk et ses Fils, Jean Schwartz, Lameau Freres, and G. Szabo. Plates: all plates have browning and minor wear at the edges; 8 plates have either tiny or small edge chip, tear or crease; plate 41 has a small corner piece missing, plate 45 has narrow piece missing at one corner and a small area of creasing at one edge; plate 46 has narrow piece missing from one corner. Title page is moderately browned. Portfolio boards and spine have edge wear/rubbing, browning, some wrinkling on front board, a few small stains on rear board & one on spine, wear and open tears at top/bottom of cloth spine. 
Price: 375.00 USD
 
 
KNITTING FASHIONS OF THE 1940s:  STYLES, PATTERNS AND HISTORY., Waller, Jane.
99 Waller, Jane. KNITTING FASHIONS OF THE 1940s: STYLES, PATTERNS AND HISTORY.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2006, first edition. 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861268629 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, drawings, patterns. "In the first half of the 1940s, the wartime scarcity of wools and dyes produced inno vative, figure-hugging lacy designs and creative stitch techniques of bobbles, cables and ribs. In the post-war period, there was an even more acute shortage of materials, which meant that imaginative Fair Isle designs and embroidery techni q u e s b e c ame the only solution. As the 1950s approached, however, a greater availability of materials led to the voluptuous batwing look and looser garments. This lavish book celebrates the patterns and designs of 1940s knitwear. Drawings a nd p ho to g ra ph s from the original pattern magazines accompany modern colour phtographs of the garments knitted up for today's wear. In addition, it provides a history of wartime Britain and America, often using the actual words of the knitter s a nd des ign er s u sed b y the fashion magazines. Patterns appear chronologically, reflecting what was happening at the time, and progress from the very simple (snood, balaclava or WAAF doll) to the more intricate blackberry stitch and lacy des igns as the kni tte r be come s m ore fluent with the needles. Many of the designs are unusual and there are sequins, beads knitted into the fabric, and knitted buttons. American, British and continental needle sizes are included, as is America n ter mino logy; and meas ureme nts a re g iven in both imperial and metric. The material comes from a collection of over 2,000 historic knitting patterns." Very minor wear on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has tiny tear and wrinkle at top of spi ne. N ear F ine/Ve ry Go od+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
STORIES OF FAMOUS REGIMENTS., Warner, Philip.
100 Warner, Philip. STORIES OF FAMOUS REGIMENTS.
Arthur Baker, London, (1975). 
174 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, photos, reproductions. "...drawing upon contemporary diaries and reports of campaigns ranging from the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimea, South Africa and India to the First and Second World Wars, (the author) has recreated some of the many acts of heroism performed by the British soldier. Futile though some of them may have eventually proved, such as the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade and the tragic stand at Maiwand, there is no doubting the outstanding courage of their perpetrators. The words of men who were present at the scenes of conflict described here, successful or otherwise, speak more clearly and movingly than any second hand account." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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