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THE MAPPING OF EARLY CANADA.  (WITH 12 REPRODUCTION MAPS.)
1 THE MAPPING OF EARLY CANADA. (WITH 12 REPRODUCTION MAPS.)
Welland, Ontario Atlas Steels Company 1967 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
8 pp (including covers), 8" H x 12 3/4" W booklet with 12 loose, folded, reproduction maps (8 are 13" H x 16" W, 4 are 16"H x 26" W). Also included is the original shipping envelope. Produced to commemorate Canada's Centennial in 1967. The booklet gives short descriptions of the maps: The Juan de la Cosa Map of the World (c1510); Munster's Map of the America (c1532); Desceliers Map of 1546; Champlain's Master Map of New France (1632); The Map of Buache and Delisle (1750); The Sayer Map of North America (c1763); Holland's Map of Lower Canada; Smyth's Map of Upper Canada (c1800); Laurie's Map of the North-West Territories (c1870); British Possessions West of the Rockies (c1858); Map of the Island of Montreal, 1892; Early Quebec Counties (1829). Booklet has minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rusting on staples. One map has a light corner crease. Shipping envelope has edge wrinkling/creases, 4" tear at flap crease has been archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.  VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.  SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED., (Debrett)
2 (Debrett) DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND. SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.
Printed by J. Moyes, London, 1825, 16th edition, considerably improved. 
v-x, 549-1218 pp, + 2 pp ads, 16mo (6 11/16" H), three-quarter leather (leather spine and corners with gold outlines, gold lettering/decoration on spine), paper-covered boards. VOLUME II ONLY. Contents: Peerage of Scotland - Dukes; Marquesses; Ea rls; Viscounts; Barons. Peerage of Ireland - Duke; Marquesses; Earls; Viscounts; Barons; Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland. English titles conferred from the accession of Geroge III; English titles extinct from the accession of George I I I ; E n g l i s h titles extinct, dormant, and in abeyance, from the Conquest; Forfeited English titles; Scots titles extinct or dormant; Scots titles forfeited; Irish titles conferred from the accession of George III; Irish titles extinct; Irish t it le s f or fe it ed , either attainted or outlawed; Irish titles granted by James II., after his Abdication; English and Irish Peerages conferred or restored by each of our Sovereigns during their respective Reigns; Number of Chaplains the Pee rs may qu al ify ; K nig hts of t he Most Honourable Order of the Garter; Knights of the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle; Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath; Knights Grand Crosses; Knights Commanders; Companions of the Order of the Bath ; K nigh ts o f t he M ost Illu stri ous Ord er of St. Patrick; Order of St. Michael and St. George; Alphabetical List of the Present Knights of England; Names of British Subjects who have been invested with Foreign Orders of Knighthood; Alphabetica l Li st of the Marr ied D augh ters of Pe ers. So ft crease at top corner of last three text pages, faint erased pencil numbers on free rear endpaper, light edge wear - a few very small scuff marks, light rubbing and small light liquid mark on re ar bo ard, v ery l ight rubbin g on front board , ver y sma ll light stain on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWER OF LONDON., Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison).
3 Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison). THE TOWER OF LONDON.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Paul Hardy, frontispiece. 
638 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. An historical romance of Lady Jane Grey and her short-lived career as queen of England between the reigns of Edward VI and Mary I. Very light fading to colour on spine, minor corner wear, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear and light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COLOPHON:  A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN.  NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2:  AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al.
4 Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al. THE COLOPHON: A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN. NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2: AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Pynson Printers 1935 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
4 volumes, consecutively paged - No. 1, pp.1-160 / No. 2, pp.161-316 / No. 3, pp.317-480 / No. 4, pp.481-644, 9 1/2" H. Cream-coloured, paper-covered boards with series decoration on front boards, varying in colour (teal, pink, blue, beige). Some b&w illustrations. Articles of interest to bibliophiles, including: America's First Bibles, by Randolph G. Adams; Herman Melville as I Recall Him, by Oscar Wegelin; A Note on Ernest Hemingway, by Louis Henry Cohn; Frank Holme: Newpaper Artist and Designer of Books, by Rudolph Gjelsness; A Frontier Bibliophile, by Howard C. Rice; Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by William Alexander Jackson; The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn, by Irving S. Underhill; The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing, by Lawrence C. Wroth; The Collier-Cruickshank Punch and Judy, by Paul McPharlin; The 1866 Appleton "Alice", by Flodden W. Heron; Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century, by Ethel D. Roberts; A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535, by William A. Jackson; The Imprints of A. Edw. Newton & Co, 1887-1893, by John T. Winterich; My Memoirs of the Civil War, by MacKinlay Kantor, illustrations by Donald McKay; Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's "Ulysses", by R.F. Roberts; On Being Famous, by Rockwell Kent; The McGuffey Readers, by Henry Ford, etc. Number 1 has a tiny crease at bottom of one page. Number 2 has a very small crease at fore-edge of pages 553 to 566. Books have light browning to edges and very light browning on spines, very light edge wear, browning/dust staining and scattered foxing on top of text blocks, number 3 has a very small bump and tear at top of front hinge, some minor bumps at top/bottom of some spines, two books have minor foxing on fore-edge or bottom of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS.  NOW FAITHFULLY REPRINTED FROM THE 'ORIGINAL EDITION' OF 1609., Auslander, Joseph, Introduction.  (William Shakespeare.)
5 Auslander, Joseph, Introduction. (William Shakespeare.) SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS. NOW FAITHFULLY REPRINTED FROM THE 'ORIGINAL EDITION' OF 1609.
New York Cheshire House 1931 Limited Edition Full-Leather Very Good 
154 pp, 6 5/8" H. Full scarlet leather binding with gilt banding on front/rear boards, five raised bands and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, with many leaves as yet unopened. Integral red ribbon bookmark. Red paper-covered, felt-lined slipcase with paper title label on spine. No. 21 of an edition of 1200 numbered copies printed by Richard Ellis for Cheshire House. Light wear at top/bottom of hinges and at corners, light browning to fore-edge of most pages, spine colour has darkened over time and has several tiny light scuffs. Slipcase has some colour variation, moderate rubbing, some small areas of edge wear, small corner piece missing from browned spine label. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE:  ITS RECORD IN EARLY PRINTED BOOKS PUBLISHED IN FACSIMILE.  A CATALOUGE OF THE FIRST 143 VOLUMES NOW OUT, REPRODUCING ALL TITLE-PAGES AND A LIST OF FORTHCOMING VOLUMES OF THE 3rd GROUP (1969)., Beattie, W., et al, editors.
6 Beattie, W., et al, editors. THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE: ITS RECORD IN EARLY PRINTED BOOKS PUBLISHED IN FACSIMILE. A CATALOUGE OF THE FIRST 143 VOLUMES NOW OUT, REPRODUCING ALL TITLE-PAGES AND A LIST OF FORTHCOMING VOLUMES OF THE 3rd GROUP (1969).
Amsterdam / New York Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm / Da Capo Press 1969 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
Unpaginated, 9" H. Red cloth, dark blue title blocks with gilt lettering on spine and front board, and gilt overlapping E's (for "English Experience") on front board. Reproduces, in b&w, the title pages of the 143 books reproduced in facsimile for this series (to date of printing) and lists the 69 volumes projected for the Third Group. Faint cigarette odor, previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, small crease/tear at bottom corner of last text page - archivally taped, slight bump at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump/tear at top edge of rear board, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, small faint stain on front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE:  A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA., Biggar, H.P.
7 Biggar, H.P. THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto University of Toronto Library 1901 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
308 pp, 10 1/4" H. No. 118 of the limited first edition of 600 copies. Rebound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, new endpapers. An ex-library copy with college stamp on top edge of textblock, library stamps, etc. on free endpapers. *Please note: lacks fold-out map that should accompany text.* Chapter headings: Introduction: Brief description of early expeditions to the regions of the St. Lawrence; The Discovery and Occupation of the St. Lawrence Valley; The Birth and Growth of Trade and Commerce, 1497-1597; The Two Attempts of La Roche and the First Fur-Trade Monopoly; The Two Monopolies of Monts, 1604-1608; The Freedom of Trade, 1609-1613; Champlain's Company, 1614-1620; The Caens Company and its Union with Champlain's, 1621-1627; The Company of New France, 1627-1629; New France under the Scottish and English Company, 1629-1632; Appendix: The Sources (Official / Narrative / Anonymous); Index. A small bump to the top corner of approx. 2/3 of the pages (becomes progessively smaller) - 21 page leaves have a small piece missing at the top corner; small tear at bottom of title page archivally taped; very light browning to pages and edges of text block; very light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
8 Bissell, Keith. SINGING IN SCHOOLS: TEN SONGS.
Oxford University Press, Canada, 1962. 
24 pp, 9 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Aupres de ma Blonde (French Canadian folk song); Once When I Lived With Father (French Canadian folk song); Jesus, Thou Little Child; Alleluia (Kirchengesang Cologne 1623); The Willows; Be Quiet, Wind; She's Like the Swallow (Newfoundland folk song); The Succession of Flowers (Flemish Song, 16th century); May-Day Carol (English folk song); Quam Dulcis est Amor (Old Christmas song). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownershi p marks. Exterior - Minor soiling on covers. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
VLAD TALTOS SERIES.  1. JHEREG.  2. YENDI.  3. TECKLA.  4. TALTOS.  5. PHOENIX.  6. ATHYRA.  7. ORCA.  THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA.  8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9)., Brust, Steven.
9 Brust, Steven. VLAD TALTOS SERIES. 1. JHEREG. 2. YENDI. 3. TECKLA. 4. TALTOS. 5. PHOENIX. 6. ATHYRA. 7. ORCA. THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA. 8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9).
New York Ace (1 - 7) / TOR (9) Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover Art by Steve Hickman (1-3, 9), Kinuko Craft (4), Denis Beauvais (5) & Ciruelo Cabral (6 & 7). 
The first seven books of the Vlad Taltos Series, plus volume nine (8 books in total), 6 7/8" H. **Please note, volume 8 - Dragon - is not included in this grouping.** 1. Jhereg - 239 pp, Ace 1983 16th printing, ISBN 0441385540. "There are many ways for a young man with quick wits and a quick sword to advance in the world. Vlad Taltos chose the route of the assassin. To his other qualifications he added two things: The first was a smattering of witchcraft - badly thought of on Dragaera, but only a fool refuses such a weapon. The second was his constant companion, a young jhereg, its leathery wings and poisonous teeth always at Vlad's command, its alien mind psionically linked with his own. Vlad has never regretted the sorcerous bargain he made with his jhereg's mother: 'I offer your egg long life and fresh, red meat without struggle, and I offer it my friendship. I ask for aid in my endeavors. I ask for its wisdom, and I ask for its friendship'." 2. Yendi - 209 pp, Ace 1984 1st printing, ISBN 0441944566. "Back when I bargained for the wise-mouthed reptilian who sits perched on my shoulder, his mother wished me: 'Long life and good hunting'. I told her I was not a hunter. She said: 'You will be - .' She was right. My name is Vlad Taltos. I am an assassin. And this is the story of my early days in the House of Jhereg, of how I found myself in a Jhereg war, and how I fell in love with the woman who killed me." 3. Teckla - 214 pp, Ace 1987 Ist printing, ISBN 0441799779. "I'd always known they were. Teckla were lazy, stupid, cowardly peasants. Revolting. Old joke. But now they were revolting against the Empire. New joke. And a Jhereg crimelord, feeling the pinch, was popping the rebels. No joke. But the real joke? I was protecting them. Me. Lord Vlad Taltos - loyal grandson, loving husband. Jhereg. Sorcerer. Assassin. Everything the rabble hated. Not that I craved wet-nursing a mob of slogan-slobbering, doomed radical loonies, all of whom wanted me dead. Particularly since my royal peers, all of House Jhereg, also wanted me dead." 4. Taltos - 181 pp, Ace 1988 1st printing, ISBN 0441182003. "Journey to the Land of the Dead. All Expenses Paid! Not my idea of an ideal vacation, but this was work. After all, even an assassin has to earn a living. The trouble is, everyone knows that a living human cannot walk the Paths of the Dead, and return, alive, to the land of men. But being an Eastener is not exactly like being human, by Dragaeran standards anyways. Thus, the rule doesn't apply to me - I hope." 5. Phoenix - 245 pp, Ace 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0441662250. "In Gods we trust. All other pay cash. Always a good rule if you're in my line of work, but who'd think a god would take me up on it? There I was, facing certain death, when the Demon Goddess answered my prayers for rescue. Strange she should take an interest in me, considering I'm an assassin. Stranger that the Demon Goddess needs to offer me work. Well, my patron deity wants a favor, and who is Vlad Taltos to say no." 6. Athyra - 243 pp, Ace 1993 1st printing, ISBN 0441033423. "The Magnificent Seven - ? A bit of an overstatement. Minus six, actually. Which leaves one. Me - Vlad Taltos, sorcerer (sometime witch) and (ex-)assassin. Plus my two faithful jhereg. Which makes three, sort of. But even we can have a hard time when we take on the biggest hitters of the House of Jhereg. Here I thought I could retire in peace - ." 7. Orca - 290 pp, Ace 1996 1st printing, ISBN 0441001963. "Granted, walking around with two jhereg on your shoulders is not the best disguise for an ex-assassin wanted all over the Empire. But a young boy saved my life and now he needs my help. And Vlad Taltos always pays his debts. Even if it means uncovering a financial scandal big enough to bring down the House of Orca - and, if I'm lucky, the entire Empire." 9. Issola - 255 pp, TOR 2002 1st printing, ISBN 0812589173. "Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hand of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before - . Oh, well, what's a little cosmic battle with beings who control time and space?" Interiors - two books with light to mderate browning on insideof covers, light toning to light browning to most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - all books have very light edge wear; one book has light edge wear, two small scratches inked out on spine and a small area of color loss on front cover due to old sticker removal; six books have faint to light minimal creases on spine, three books have a slight lean to spine, one book has a corner crease and hinge crease on front cover, two books have a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, one book has light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BIRMINGHAM PALS:  14th, 15th & 16th (SERVICE) BATTALIONS OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT.  A HISTORY OF THE THREE CITY BATTALIONS RAISED IN BIRMINGHAM IN WORLD WAR ONE., Carter, Terry.  Foreword by Dr Carl Chinn.
10 Carter, Terry. Foreword by Dr Carl Chinn. BIRMINGHAM PALS: 14th, 15th & 16th (SERVICE) BATTALIONS OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT. A HISTORY OF THE THREE CITY BATTALIONS RAISED IN BIRMINGHAM IN WORLD WAR ONE.
Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 1997. 
288 pp, 4to (12 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0850525470 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Prelude; Birmingham; Birmingham: August 1914; Birmingham Pals: The Turn of the Middle Class; Training Comme nces - 'Berlin via Sutton'; 14th, 15th & 16th Royal Warwicks: Birmingham Pals to France; The Arras Front; The Somme: July to October 1916; October 1916 to December 1917: La Bassee, Vimy Ridge, Arras and 3rd Ypres; December 1917 to November 1 9 1 8 : I t a ly, Nieppe Forest and the Advance to Victory; Conclusion; Gallantry Awards; Roll of Honour; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very light edge wear, light rubbing to glossy cove rs , ti ny co rn er creases. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.  2 VOLUME SET IN SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING., Cellini, Benvenuto.  Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds.  Introduction by Royal Cortissoz.
11 Cellini, Benvenuto. Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds. Introduction by Royal Cortissoz. THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. 2 VOLUME SET IN SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE BINDING.
New York Brentano's 1906 Three-Quarter Leather Very Good No Jacket Benvenuto Cellini. Title page design by T.M. Cleland. 
360 pp + 387 pp - 2 volume set - 9 7/16" H. Sangorski & Sutcliffe bindings (stamped "Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, England" on verso of free front endpaper of both volumes) - dark red leather spines/corners, spines with five raised bands & gilt lettering/decoration, patterned paper on boards, with pattern repeated on endpapers, top edges gilt, red ribbon bookmarks. Title page continues:"Edited and Translated by John Addington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the Same Hand Together with an Introduction to This Edition Upon Benvenuto Cellini, Artist and Writer, by Royal Cortissoz with Reproductions of Forty Original Portraits and Views Illustrating the Life". Title page designed by T.M. Cleland. The autobiography of the 16th century Italian goldsmith, sculptor and author, Benvenuto Cellini. Light toning in margins of pages, light browning on illustration pages, darkening to edges of patterned paper on boards and endpapers, small/tiny areas of surface leather loss on hinges, some areas of light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text blocks, some areas of darkening to leather colour - mainly on hinges and edges. Volume I has a small area of surface paper loss on front board; a 1" split in the leather at the bottom of the front hinge and at the top of the rear hinge; some light waviness to fore-edge of endpapers. Volume II has a 1 1/2" split in the leather at the top of the rear hinge; a few tiny dents on the fore-edge of the text block. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES:  STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING., Damrosch, Leopold, Jr.
12 Damrosch, Leopold, Jr. GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES: STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1985, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0226135799 "Combining literary criticsm with psychology, sociology, and the history of ideas, (this book) offers a fresh approach to the often-asserted connection between Puritanism and the rise of the English novel. Its premise is that the Christian myth, far from serving as a simple, unified background to fiction, was paradoxical and full of potential conflicts, and that these were particularly vivid in the Puritan ima g i n a t i o n . The extraordinary power of Puritan psychology rests in the control it granted Providence over the individual. Yet as a basis for fiction, Puritanism confronted a paradox that is the central theme of Damrosch's study - the tensio n be tw ee n fi ct io ns that confess themselves to be fictional and the Puritan faith in human life as a narrative invented by God....Damrosch holds that the eighteenth-century novel was preeminently a novel of ideas, not simply illustrating or al lu din g t o i de as but te sti ng them and fighting with them. As such, individual masterpieces found unique solutions to shared cultural problems. They demand to be understood from within, even while an attempt is made to trace their historical de velo pmen t. Acc ord ingl y, D amro sch examines a series of major works in detail. After surveying Puritan ideas about the self, time, and language, he considers two very different modes of Puritan narrative: Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Bunya n's autob iogra phy and all egori es. Damro sch then explores the transition to secular narrative in eloquent discussions of Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', Richardson's 'Clarissa', and Fielding's 'Tom Jones'. A glance at Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy' co nclu des th e book , wi th re flect ions o n th e futu re of the novel in an age when providential pattern could no longer be asserted as synonymous with literary design." 1" faint line indentation on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket moderate w rinkl ing and a few tiny tears/ chips along t op ed ge, lig ht edge wear wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS., Featherstone, Donald.
13 Featherstone, Donald. BATTLES WITH MODEL SOLDIERS.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1972 0715349252 / 9780715349250 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Good+ W.R.F. Jenkinson. 
215 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Once aptly described as 'chess with a thousand pieces', wargaming can be made as complicated and elaborate as desired, or so simple that even young children can take part. This book - the ideal introduction to the hobby - explains what wargaming is all about, how armies can be assembled and how, on any reasonably-sized table, realistic engagements can be fought by tactical manoeuvring. The basic rules by which forces are moved and casualties assessed are explained, there is practical advice on making one's own soldiers and on conversions, and guidance on how to prepare and lay out realistic battlefield scenes. Another great attraction of the wargaming hobby is the research it invites into famous campaigns of the past, and not the least valuable part of this book is its brief survey of warfare from earliest times to the present day. Here the military tactics of each period are considered, together with the role of the different types of soldiers and their weapons, and there is an extensive bibliography to facilitate research into specific periods of military history." Very small bump at top edge of front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, one small tear archivally taped, light browning at inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie.
14 Ford, Boris, ed. Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.)
Cambridge Cambrige University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
325 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; Renaissance and Reformation; Architecture; Literature and Drama; The Town of Shrewsbury; Music; Renaissance Gardens and Parks; Painting and Imagery; A Tudor House: Hardwick Hall; The Crafts and Decorative Arts; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE:  MACBETH.  A TUTOR TEXT., Frieman, Ruth.  (William Shakespeare.)
15 Frieman, Ruth. (William Shakespeare.) UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH. A TUTOR TEXT.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
189 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)he reader is guided by Ruth Frieman's clear and penetrating explanations into the rich complexities of meaning, imagery, and characterization of 'Macbeth' - and gains a deeper understanding of the greatest playwright in English Literature. Macbeth as obedient husband, fearful and indecisive conspirator, calculating murderer, and finally as the haunted man who faces death with courage - all sides of this complex protagonist are revealed as the author traces Macbeth's steady movement towards his inexorable destiny in one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies. Featuring a helpful, introductory historical background on the Elizabethan theatre and Shakespeare's life, the 'Macbeth' TutorText will be an invaluable aid to high school English students and to all who seek a deeper comprehension of the famous Bard. (Includes a) line-by-line discussion of the text. (Miss Frieman's) lucid analysis bridges the gap between the obscure words and archaic idioms of the 16th century and the language of the 20th century, and she accompanies the text with discussions of the nature of tragedy and the tragic hero, Shakespeare's use of prose and poetry, the relationship between rhythm, rhyme, and meter, the effects of metaphor, and the use of dramatic and stage devices." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to top of text block, slight bump to top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RED STARS OVER EUROPE.  CONCORD COLOR SERIES 3003., Fulber, Marcus.
16 Fulber, Marcus. RED STARS OVER EUROPE. CONCORD COLOR SERIES 3003.
Hong Kong Concord 1993 9623617097 / 9789623617093 Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; Airfields of the 4th Air Army; Airfields of the 16th Air Army; Su-17 Fitter; Su-24 Fencer; Su-25 Frogfoot; Su-27 Flanker; L-39 Albatros; MiG-23 Flogger; MiG-27 Flogger; MiG-25 Foxbat; MiG-29 Fulcrum; Mi-6 Hook; Mi-8/9/17 Hip; An-2 Colt; An-22 Cock; An-26 Curl; IL-76 Candid. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one very small corner crease tiny dint at top fore-edge of text block and rear cover, small area of laminate missing on rear cover due to sticker removal. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON., Galbraith, David.
17 Galbraith, David. ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2000, first edition. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802044514 B&w illustrations. "This ground-breaking study explores the treatment of the boundaries between poetry and history in three epic literary works: Spenser's 'Faerie Queene', S amuel Daniel's 'Civil Wars', and Michael Drayton's 'Poly-Olbion'. David Galbraith argues that each of the three national poems enters into a dialogue with classical and more contemporary predecessors and that this relationship has profound i m p l i c a t ions for understanding the English Renaissance. He explores the importance for each poem of various aspects of the relationships between England and Rome and the significance of the recurring spatial metaphors by which the territor i es o f po et ry a nd history are constituted, negotiated, and traversed. By presenting historically and theoretically inflected readings of the poems, Galbraith gives new interpretation to important problems of allegory and poetic imitation." L igh t w ri nkl ing at bo tto m of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AFTER FLODDEN, Goring, Rosemary.
18 Goring, Rosemary. AFTER FLODDEN
Edinburgh Polygon 2013 9781849672720 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
331 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Map. "1513: The bloody Battle of Flodden is over, the Scottish king is killed, the English rampantly victorious. The fighting may have finished but the real war has only just begun for Louise Brenier, a young woman searching for her brother lost in action at the battle. Louise enlists the help of James IV's right-hand man, Patrick Paniter, who is wracked with guilt at events leading up to the disastrous battle. He's only too happy to salve his conscience by helping Louise, but the news he brings isn't enough. Determined to find the truth herself, Louise sets off only swiftly to fall foul of the lawless clans ruling the wild borderland between Scotland and England. Five centuries after one of the most pivotal battles in British history, the story of those blood-soaked and ungovernable days is brought vividly to life in a tale rich in history, political intrigue, high adventure and romance." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIRE BY NIGHT:  THE STORY OF ONE PATHFINDER CREW & BLACK THURSDAY, 16th/17th DECEMBER 1943., Gray, Jennie.
19 Gray, Jennie. FIRE BY NIGHT: THE STORY OF ONE PATHFINDER CREW & BLACK THURSDAY, 16th/17th DECEMBER 1943.
Grub Street, London, 2003. 
182 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1904010377 B&w plates. "When she was very young, the author was captivated by the story her father, Joe Mack, repeatedly told her about his astonishing rescue from a crashed and burning Lancaster one night in 1943. As an adult she decided to find out what happened to his aircraft and the countless others returning from operations that same dreadful night and to record it for posterity....She writes from the heart, honestly and at time s l y r i c a l ly and her thorough research uncovers the harsh realities of warfare, the failure of procedures and, worst of all, her father's shocking secret." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor e dg e w ea r. Ne ar F ine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
GOTHIC ENGLAND:  A SURVEY OF NATIONAL CULTURE, 1300-1550., Harvey, John.
20 Harvey, John. GOTHIC ENGLAND: A SURVEY OF NATIONAL CULTURE, 1300-1550.
London B.T. Batsford 1948 Second Edition, Revised. Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 
242 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. "Here is an author ready to summarise the development of English architecture in its peculiar atmosphere of court life, court painting and sculpture, and court music, an author moreover enthusiastic on his subject, and one who has patiently accumulated a vast store of biographical material concerning all major and minor architects of about 1350-1550." Contents: Introduction; The National Style of England; The Golden Age of Gothic Genius; The Great Slump; Indian Summer; Pregnant Winter; Frozen Spring; Survival and Retrospect; Some Literary References to Building; Disturbed State of the Country under Edward II; A Noble Household in the Fifteenth Century; Meals Common and Uncommon; Wills of certain persons mentioned; A Select Classified Bibliography; Abbreviations Used in the Notes; Notes to the Text; Index. Very soft crease down front free endpaper and next two pages, small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very light browning to half of the fore-edge and half of the bottom of the text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has browning at top edge, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light soiling on rear panel, one small edge tear and a few tiny edge chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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