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THE WORK OF E H SHEPARD., Knox, Rawle, editor.  (Ernest Shepard.)  (Penelope Fitzgerald, H.F. Ellis, Bevis Hillier.)
81 Knox, Rawle, editor. (Ernest Shepard.) (Penelope Fitzgerald, H.F. Ellis, Bevis Hillier.) THE WORK OF E H SHEPARD.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1979). 1979 0771045441 / 9780771045448 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ernest H. Shepard. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This volume, published to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ernest Shepard, offers the best and most characteristic of his whole range of work; it also provides a balanced appreciation of the man as artist and companion. Ernest H Shepard, 'Kipper' to his family and friends, is perhaps best known - and loved - for the children's illustrations he did for the work of A.A. Milne and for his incomparable drawings for Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'. His output, however, was considerable and altogether he illustrated somewhere near to a hundred books. Over a period of fifty years he also had weekly drawings in Punch magazine and these too are represented here." Contents: Preface; 1879-1897: A Victorian boyhood; 1897-1914: The making of an artist (1. Willingly to work and marriage; 2. The development of the line - by Penelope Fitzgerald); 1914-1920: Guns, mud and separation; 1920-1940: Success, tragedy and professionalism; Ernest and the Punch Table by H.F. Ellis; 1940-1955: War again - and regeneration; 1955-1976: The unfading old soldier; A master of line by Bevis Hiller; Bibliography and acknowledgements; Index. Two tiny stains on free rear endpaper, small scuff on top of text block, tiny soiling mark on bottom of text block, bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top edge - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY:  THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816., Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.)
82 Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.) SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY: THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1957 Hard Cover Good+ Good- Maps by C.C.J. Bond. 
277 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers, frontispiece, maps. "The Journal of Daniel Williams Harmon is one of the great basic documents of the fur trade and of Canadian exploration. In early corrupt versions it was printed several times but of recent years has become increasingly difficult to obtain. Here for the first time is the authentic text meticulously edited by a foremost authority on Canadiana. The journal begins on April 29, 1800, when Harmon shortly after his twenty-first birthday, 'under an engagement to the North West Coy.' left Lachine for the West in one of thirty canoes, all heavily laden with supplies and bound for the Company's central rendezvous and depot at Grand Portage on Lake Superior It ends on August 18, 1819, at Fort William with the entry: 'I have at length arrived at head quarters. In coming from New Caledonia to this place, which is a distance of at least three thousand miles, nothing uncommon has occurred. A few days hence, I shall leave this place to proceed to Canada. As I have already described the country between this, and Montreal, I shall here conclude my Journal.' Between these two entries are the observations of a man with a sharp and sympathetic eye and a gift for succinct description. His journal is a lively, often exciting, always informative, record of life in the wilderness." Previous owner's name, small fore-edge stain - migrates into first few pages, very light dust soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light bumping to corners, tiny bump to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, small edge chips, old tape at top/bottom inside edges, fading to spine color and on panels at hinges two small faint cup-rings on front panel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
TO KILL A TIGER:  A MEMOIR OF KOREA, Lee, Jid.  (Jeong Hwa Lee.)
83 Lee, Jid. (Jeong Hwa Lee.) TO KILL A TIGER: A MEMOIR OF KOREA
New York Overlook Press 2010 159020266X / 9781590202661 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine 
350 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "When Jid Lee was born in South Korea in 1955, it was into a country in crisis. Only two years had passed since the Korean War armistice, and the wounds were still fresh and gaping. Families had been divided, often forever, by the creation of separate North and South Koreas, and the survivors of the schism fought to put their lives back together after the horrors of half a century of warfare and political oppression. Interweaving her five-generation family saga with the major Korean historical events of the last century, Jid Lee illuminates the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding the Korean War and tackles such difficult and provocative topics as the Comfort Women of World War II, the thirty-five-year Japanese occupation of Korea, the advent of Christianity and the political problems that blossomed with its arrival, and the My Lai-esque massacre at No Gun Ri, a story that has been covered up for sixty years and is only just coming to light. In this story of triumph against overwhelming odds, Lee captures the struggles of the men and especially the women in her family to achieve, to receive recognition, and to fight against the injustice of a centuries-old system." Very faint, small mark on fore edge of textblock near rear board, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
84 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Pamela Horn, John Titford, Norman P Stanley, Jack Renforth Scarr.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. JUNE 1997. VOL. 25 NO. 10. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1997. 
Paging runs 393 - 440 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The emigration of pauper children to Canada 1870-1914; Ephemera - the Editor's jottings; The Chester manuscript and the Harleian Society - Quaritch and Foster vs Cokayn e and Armytage; Foreign soldiers in the British army 1793-1815; Manning the navy - was your ancestor press-ganged?; Correspondence; Notes and news; Deaths; Obituary; The missing 7,000 - Part III; The Family Records Centre; Readers' queries ; F e d e r a t i on News; Book reviews; Volunteers; Library update; Additions to the library and documents collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, slight small bump to bottom corn er of b oo k, l ig ht w rinkling on covers near spine, one small soft corner crease, light soiling and light printing ink smudges on rear cover, tiny dint to fore-edge of pages. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
RAINE AND JOHNNIE:  THE SPENCERS AND THE SCANDAL OF ALTHORP., Levin, Angela.
85 Levin, Angela. RAINE AND JOHNNIE: THE SPENCERS AND THE SCANDAL OF ALTHORP.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1993. 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297813250 B&w photographs. "....both a love story and an account of what one art expert has called 'the worst scandal that's happened to a country house in the last hundred years'. T he eighth Earl Spencer - Johnnie to his friends - was the Princess of Wales's father; Raine, formerly Lady Lewisham and Lady Dartmouth, and daughter of the novelist Barbara Cartland, his second wife. When he suffered a massive stroke in 197 8 , s h e f ought for his life though few gave him much chance of surviving. They doted on each other and when he guided his daughter up the aisle of St Paul's on the day of her wedding to Prince Charles, she was rightly given the credit for him be in g t he re . But as chatelaine of the Spencers' magnificent stately home, Althorp in Northamptonshire, her record was far more controversial. A substantial quantity of the family's irreplaceable heirlooms was disposed of in circumstances tha t l ed to bi tte r c ri t icism from experts and members of the family. Angela Levin has written the first biography of Raine and Johnnie Spencer, in the course of which she has interviewed more than a hundred relatives, friends, colleagues, emplo yees an d a rt h isto rian s. T he result is revealing and enthralling study of an extraordinary relationship and the most detailed account yet of what happened to the Althorp inheritance." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top edge. Near Fine/ Near Fine 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
OPERATION ELVIS., Levy, Alan.  Illustrated by Dedini.
86 Levy, Alan. Illustrated by Dedini. OPERATION ELVIS.
Henry Holt, New York, 1960, 3rd printing. 
117 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w cartoons. "A book as outrageously comic as the phenomenon it explores, 'Operation Elvis' offers a trenchant view of a modern cultural diaster: the mass hysteria that all but thwarted the trans formation of a million-dollar idol into an $83.20-a-month GI. On March 24, 1958, the United State Army undertook a mission as hazardous as Valley Forge, as complex as a D-Day invasion. The objective: to convert a controversial millionaire ( n o m e n c l ature: Elvis 'The Pelvis' Presley) into an army private and treat him 'just like everyone else'. Operation Elvis was staged before a grandstand many times larger than all the auditoriums Elvis Presley had ever filled. Tennagers twi tc he d, v et er an s and servicemen raised apprehensive eyes, and reporters raced for seats on the nearest aisle. Soon the dignitaries began to arrive. Chamber of Commerce groups, senators, and congressmen crowded toward the center of the stage, al l o f t hem of fer ing a dvice. The cast was swelled by Frauleins on both sides of the Elbe, by Russians, and by the State Department brass. The Army, scanning the terrain, discovered itself in a state of siege. By hewing to its original ba ttle lin e, i t ha d qu ickl y be en outflanked. Are the Selective Service and Celebrity systems truly compatible? Is the Mother of Democracy sturdy enough to support the unlikely marriage of the two? What did the active service duty of US533107 61 re veal about our Army? Abo ut ou r h ero? About ourselves? These are just a few of the questions raised in this wry and amusing book." Ligth wear at top/bottom of spine and at bottom rear corner. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrink ling, one t iny tr ar, v ery li ght ru bbing/ soil ing 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865., Lewis, June, editor.  (Sarah Thomas.)
87 Lewis, June, editor. (Sarah Thomas.) THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865.
Moreton-in-Marsh Windrush 1994 0900075384 / 9780900075384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good June Lewis. 
180 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, maps. "Sarah Thomas wrote these diaries from her home in the quiet market town of Fairford in Gloucestershire at the height of Queen Victoria's reign. This was a time when people still travelled by coach and pair, or pony and trap or shared the carrier's cart with bundles and crates or maybe even a coffin - for the railway had not yet reached this pocket of the Cotswolds. Sarah (was the) daughter of a Baptist Chapel Minister, single and single-minded, head of the household following the death of both parents, caring for her invalid younger sister and her step-brother. There is no doubt that within this Victorian lady, who coped with running a home and over-seeing the affairs of the local chapel, there beat a passionate heart and a rebellious spirit. The diaries cover a crucial part of Sarah's life as she has to decide on marriage and which of her suitors to accept. The themes of conflict in love and the demands of her strict religious upbringing and the frailties of human emotions, make the diary as rich to read as any novel. Sarah's diary was not meant for anyone else's eyes. The entries are too frank, too intimate and too revealing, to have been designed for any other purpose than a secret repository for her heartfelt feelings. And herein is its charm and value, as one imagines Sarah writing in her tiny notebooks by the light of a candle in the privacy of her room, recounting the daily events and reflecting on her innermost thoughts. Now, some one hundred and thirty years later, we can share them with her." Tiny shallow dint on front board, slight wrinkles at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, very soft crease on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865., Lewis, June, editor.  (Sarah Thomas.)
88 Lewis, June, editor. (Sarah Thomas.) THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865.
Moreton-in-Marsh Windrush 1994 0900075384 / 9780900075384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ June Lewis. 
180 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, maps. "Sarah Thomas wrote these diaries from her home in the quiet market town of Fairford in Gloucestershire at the height of Queen Victoria's reign. This was a time when people still travelled by coach and pair, or pony and trap or shared the carrier's cart with bundles and crates or maybe even a coffin - for the railway had not yet reached this pocket of the Cotswolds. Sarah (was the) daughter of a Baptist Chapel Minister, single and single-minded, head of the household following the death of both parents, caring for her invalid younger sister and her step-brother. There is no doubt that within this Victorian lady, who coped with running a home and over-seeing the affairs of the local chapel, there beat a passionate heart and a rebellious spirit. The diaries cover a crucial part of Sarah's life as she has to decide on marriage and which of her suitors to accept. The themes of conflict in love and the demands of her strict religious upbringing and the frailties of human emotions, make the diary as rich to read as any novel. Sarah's diary was not meant for anyone else's eyes. The entries are too frank, too intimate and too revealing, to have been designed for any other purpose than a secret repository for her heartfelt feelings. And herein is its charm and value, as one imagines Sarah writing in her tiny notebooks by the light of a candle in the privacy of her room, recounting the daily events and reflecting on her innermost thoughts. Now, some one hundred and thirty years later, we can share them with her." Slight waviness to bottom edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MY SELVES., Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn.  Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart.
89 Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn. Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart. MY SELVES.
London Arthur Barron 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
355 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. The autobiography of the self-proclaimed "Artistocrat of Crooks". Lucas was a con man who charmed his way through London high society in the early 20th century, using multiple false names and personas. This book was written after his release from prison, having been arrested for attempting to sell a bogus manuscript. He died in 1940. Contents: In the Beginning; Good-Bye to All That Mattered; The House Without Laughter; Purgatory to Paradise; Raffles in Real Life; The Eighth Wonder of the World; Borstal!; Yo! Ho! For the Spanish Main; From Gaol to Journalism; An Atlantic Flight; An American Tragedy; Payment in Full; Two Against the World; Second Canadian Tour; Authorship and Marriage; Give a Dog a Bad Name; New York Nightmare; The Birth of a Notion; From Borstal to Royal Palace; From Dock to Bench!; More Literary Laurels; Wine, Women and Writing; Making Literary History; The Pitcher Begins to Crack; The Marriott Comet; "Eveyln Graham" in Full Cry!; African Adventures; The End of "Evelyn Graham"; By the World Forgot. Bump at bottom corner of front board - migrates into the first few pages, light browning to edges of text block, very light rubbing and some faint color variation on boards, light fading to spine color, small ghost sticker mark at bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few pages with a tiny corner crease, some splitting in paper at rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, two small light stains in top margin of page 39, dog-ear crease at top corner of page 197, light toning in margins of pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO., Lupini, Mario.
90 Lupini, Mario. CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO.
Scripta Africana, Melville, RSA, 1988, no. 775 of limited edition of 1,000 copies. 
228 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H), burgundy faux leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark - in slipcase. ISBN 0947025472 No. 775 of limited edition of 1,000 copies. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photog raphs. "Camillo Ricchiardi's love for war took him to South Africa to fight for the Boers, where he originated the most successful foreign volunteer corps of the Anglo-Boer War. A strict disciplinarian, he was to become the only foreign of f i c e r w h o managed to stay in control of his corps throughout the war; would remain a close aide to General Botha from their first meeting at the Tugela Front to their partings at Komatipoort; be acclaimed by the Italian colony on the Rand and P re to ri a a s th e saviour, during the dark days that followed the 'Begbie explosion', culminating in a fiery mob-march down the dusty streets of the rip-roaring mining town of Johannesburg. The Italian Scouts' renown and occasional notoriety c ata pul ted th em o nt o t he front pages of most newspapers of the time, attracting many blue-blooded noblemen who eagerly sought the adventurous forays for which Ricchiardi was to become famous. A reward of 2,000 Pounds was placed on his head b y th e Br itis h, w hic h w as furt her exacerbated by his marriage to Myra Francyska Guttman, a granddaughter of General Piet Joubert and niece by marriage of President Paul Kruger. This close association with the Boer cause found him involved dee ply w ith t he fi rst B oer emig ran ts to Argentina." Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing causing some color loss, light edge wear - mainly at corners. Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
CAW-CAW BALLADS., MacDonald, Wilson.
91 MacDonald, Wilson. CAW-CAW BALLADS.
Don Mills, Ontario T.H. Best 1963 9th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Guy Rutter. Inscribed By Author
47 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Non-personalized inscription by author on half title page: "Yours in good caws. Wilson MacDonald". B&w illustrations. Human foibles are satirized in these poems featuring crows. Contents: The Political Crow; The White Crow; The Black Crow; The Society Crow; The Critic Crow; The Exclusive Crow; The Service Club Crow; The Golfing Crow; The Titled Crow; The Poor Sick Crows; The Artist Crow; The Barrister Crow; The Fundamentalist Crow; The Henpecked Crow; The Pepless Crow. Tiny chip at edge of rear pastedown, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has fading to spine and flap-fold color, light wrinkling at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
92 Mackenzie, Donald A. INDIA. MYTHS AND LEGENDS SERIES.
London Bracken Books 1986 0946495882 / 9780946495887 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
463 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The cast of Indian mythology is bewilderingly complex, colourful and compelling, from Brahma himself, the Creator and 'World Soul', and Indra, the mighty 'hammar god' of strength, to the horrible Rakshasas, demigod demons who eat human flesh. Between these extremes are chivalrous heroes, strong ideals of manhood, such as Yudhishthira, as well as fascinatingly beautiful and virtuous heroines, like Sita and Shalantala - and the noble, self-sacrificing Savitri, who saves her husband from death by her love and devotion. (This book) provides a compendium and guide to the seemingly infinite variety of stories still told throughout the subcontinent. Many of the most famous and significant tales are reproduced here, together with authoritative commentary and explanation. A fullsome introductory chapter sets the myths in their correct historical and social context, and the index is especially clearly laid out to supply a glossary of the characters and themes." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny piece of glue residue in margin of page 295. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PRESCRIPTION FOR PROFITS: HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY BANKROLLED THE UNHOLY MARRIAGE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND BUSINESS., Marsa, Linda.
93 Marsa, Linda. PRESCRIPTION FOR PROFITS: HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY BANKROLLED THE UNHOLY MARRIAGE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND BUSINESS.
Scribner, (New York, 1997). 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "...tracks the rise and fall of research science as told through the spectacular growth of the pharmaceutical industry. As Marsa shows, the achievements of American science during the postwar era were stellar: the cure for polio, the cracking of the genetic code, the pioneering drug therapies. In the early 1970s, though, such scientists as Herbert Boyer discerned the rewards of launching their own companies. He led an exodus of his colleagues into the burgeoning biotechnology industry - at first a trickle, then a flood. The major companies grew filthy rich and politically powerful, particularly because of deregulation during the Reagan administration. The lure of huge profits dramatically changed medical research with ramifications that continue to affect our lives profoundly. From Nixon's war on cancer to the current AIDS crisis to the future of human gene therapy, this marriage between medical research and corporate money has transformed our nation's health, and not always for the public's good..." Tiny dent to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small crease at bottom edge of approx. pages 30 to 80. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light wrinkling to edges - a little more at top/bottom of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HALFHYDE OUTWARD BOUND., McCutchan, Philip.  Dust jacket illustration by Mike Roffe.
94 McCutchan, Philip. Dust jacket illustration by Mike Roffe. HALFHYDE OUTWARD BOUND.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1983, first edition. 
165 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297782703 Tenth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "After the debacle of Captain Watkiss' accidental death....Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde unexpectedly finds himself put on the half-pay list of Her Majesty's Navy. Appalled by the business of marriage, in which he unwittingly fell prey to an admiral's daughter of stern character, he decides to combine a reprieve from his wife and a desire to broaden his experience with a spell u n d e r s a il, on a merchantman bound for Sydney. On a drunken evening in Liverpool the gullible Captain MacRafferty signs Halfhyde on as an able seaman; his ship, the 'Aysgarth Falls', has a crew mainly consisting of unseamanlike villains on t he r un f ro m t he police, led by a First Mate whose obvious dishonesty and bullying tactics immediately alarm Halfhyde. Bad weather and outbreaks of fighting in the fo'c'sle herald the dangers ahead. In his efforts to uncover a lucrative b ut il lic it dea l m ad e b etw een the First Mate and a mysterious passenger to be picked up off Chile, Halfhyde falls into the hands of unscrupulous captors who intend to sell him to his old enemy, Vice Admiral Paulus von Merkatz. The German fla gsh ip's ine vit able pre sen ce i n So uth American waters provides Halfhyde, aided by an English captain, with a chance to display his naval training and quick thinking as he hoodwinks von Merkatz and sets off in pursuit of the 'Aysgarth Falls', now seve ral d ays ahead . Cl ashe s bet ween the three ships are unavoidable and it is not until they reach the treacherous shallows around the Great Barrier Reef of Australia that Halfhyde has a chance to try one of his most devious of stratage ms." Faint cigar ette odor, small ligh t crea se at fore-edge of pages 115 to 132, small shallow dint at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light edge browning - mainly at top inside edge and at top of flaps. Ver y Good+ /Very G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LAURA SECORD:  THE LEGEND AND THE LADY., McKenzie, Ruth.
95 McKenzie, Ruth. LAURA SECORD: THE LEGEND AND THE LADY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771058195 / 9780771058196 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
142 pp, 8 3/4" H. Illustration section on thick yellow stock. "(In the 1930s) skeptical historians began 'investigating' the account of the young Queenston housewife who undertook to walk twenty miles through the woods to warn a British officer of an impending American attack. Doubts were raised as to the validity of the whole story and Laura and her famous walk with the (non-existent) cow became a matter of ridicule for many. Was she heroine or fraud? In this lively and authoritative book, pieces of the puzzle are fitted together from documentary evidence, many unknown facts about Laura Secord's life and background are disclosed, and the truth about her role in Canadian history is finally revealed." Contents: Prologue: The Mystery of Laura Secord; The War Comes to Queenston; Laura's Girlhood and Marriage; Life Goes On in the Midst of War; The Secret Plan to Capture FitzGibbon; How Laura Warned FitzGibbon; Victory at Beaver Dams; The Heroine in Limbo; The Lonely Widow; The Prince Comes to the Rescue; Laura Becomes Famous; The Debunkers Try to Topple Laura; Epilogue: Laura Secord as Heroine; Index. Christmas gift inscription in ink on free front endpaper, mnor twist to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, a few tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine colour, light rubbing on rear panel, light toning to edges, three creases at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A COVINGTON CHRISTMAS., Medlicott, Joan.
96 Medlicott, Joan. A COVINGTON CHRISTMAS.
Pocket Books, New York, 2005, first edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743499212 Double page map. "The new pastor at the Cove Road Church in Covington (North Carolina) discovers that a former pastor from forty years ago was never ordained as a minister, and was th erefore not qualified to marry anyone - which means that five longstanding marriages are invalid! With their marriages thrown into crisis, it's decided that the couples absolutely must remarry on Christmas Eve. But with the church despera t e l y i n n eed of repairs and lacking the funds to fix the rotting floorboards and the outdated heating system, how can they ever get it ready in time? Sounds like a job for the ladies of Covington! Grace, Hannah, and Amelia step in to organi ze t he w e dd in g s, while their friends and neighbors volunteer paint, lumber, and good old-fashioned elbow grease to fix up the church. But when last-minute obstacles threaten to stop the weddings, they're going to need a miracle to turn Chr ist mas Ev e i nt o a we dd ing day that no one will ever forget...." The book closes with three holiday recipes and seven discussion questions that could be used by book groups. Minor rubbing on boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Ver y Go od+/ Near Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN MY SHOES:  A MEMOIR., Mellon, Tamara.  With William Patrick.
97 Mellon, Tamara. With William Patrick. IN MY SHOES: A MEMOIR.
New York Portfolio / Penguin 2013 1591846161 / 9781591846161 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. Colour photographs. "(Tamara) Mellon's business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design built Jimmy Choo into a premier name in the competitive fashion industry. Over time, Mellon grew Jimmy Choo into a billion-dollar brand. She became the British prime minister's trade envoy and was honored by the Queen with the Order of the British Empire - yet it's her personal glamour that keeps her an object of global media fascination. 'Vogue' photographed her weddig. 'Vanity Fair' covered her divorce and the criminal trial that followed. 'Harper's Bazaar' toured her London town house and her New York mansion, right down to the closets. In creating the shoes that became a fixture on 'Sex and the City' and red carpets around the world, Mellon relied on her own impeccable sense of what the customer wanted - because she 'was' that customer. What she didn't know at the time was that success would come at a high price - after struggles with an obstinate business partner, a conniving first CEO, a turbulent marriage, and a mother who tried to steal her hard-earned cash. Now Mellon shares the whole larger-than-life story, with shocking details that have never been presented before." Minor lean to spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME., Mills, Weymer Jay.
98 Mills, Weymer Jay. THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME.
Toronto William Briggs 1910 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair John Rae. 
90 pp, 11 1/8" H. Bright blue spine/corners, cream boards with gold lettering on spine and front board, colour illustration on front board. Pictorial/music endpapers, 11 colour plates including frontispiece (collated), colour decorations on half title, title and copyright pages. Xmas gift inscription on free front endpaper has name and date blacked out. Publisher's original glassine dust wrapper is present, but chipped, torn & browned. It has, however, done an excellent job of keeping the book covers clean and bright and the book is now furnished with a detachable clear mylar protector. A romance set in 19th century New York. Slight darkening to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text pages opposite colour plates. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE NATURAL SUPERIORITY OF WOMEN., Montagu, Ashley.
99 Montagu, Ashley. THE NATURAL SUPERIORITY OF WOMEN.
George Allen & Unwin, London, 1954, first edition. 
205 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The author develops his highly provocative theme - that women have always been subjected by men - in a sober argument backed by considerable evidence. He maintains that only physical strength has enabled men to domineer for so long, but that in constitution, resistance to disease and size of brain, women are far superior. Fewer women go insane or commit suicide; the legend of emotional instability is easily disproved; women are jus t a s g o o d as men at business. The traditional view of many points Dr Montagu cuts down with sharp, incisive wit. He is satisfied that where women, in history or today, fall short of men in their achievements, it is because that is where men ha v e co n ti nu ed deliberately and out of fear, to keep them down. The author's pungent and reasoned arguments will arouse considerable controversy. But at the same time his lively approach has resulted in a most important and entertaining boo k." Ve ry li ght br own ing to pages - light on endpapers and edges of text block, minor bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has small ghost sticker mark on front cover, light browning on spine, several tiny chips and tears - ma i nly at to p of spi ne - some with creases, minor soiling, two tiny closed perforations on front hinge . Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ANNE OF THE ISLAND., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
100 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE OF THE ISLAND.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1963 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
326 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), medium blue cloth with dark blue lettering/trillium illustration on spine and dark blue lettering/pine cone illustration on front board. Third book in the "Anne of Green Gables" series. "(B)egins when Anne is eighteen and describes her college life, new friends and finally her romance." Three very small corner bumps, slight browning/fafing to edges of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, several tiny chips and small edge tears, some light foxing marks, light soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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