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THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS., Hyde, Lilian Stoughton.
1 Hyde, Lilian Stoughton. THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS.
Boston Small, Maynard 1904 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
233 pp, 7 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. B&w plates. "In the preparation of this book, the aim has been to present in a manner suited to young readers the Greek myths that have been world favorites through the centuries, and that have in some measure exercised a formative influence on literature and the fine arts in many countries." from the Preface. Contents: Prometheus; How Troubles Came into the World (Pandora); The Great Deluge; Apollo and Daphne; How Apollo got his Lyre; Mercury and Argus; Ceres and Proserpine; Phaethon; Clytie; The Seven Sisters; Endymion's Sleep; Why Cadmus founded a City; Echo; Narcissus; Hyacinthus; Perseus; Arachne; Jason and the Golden Fleece; Hylas; Procne and Philomela; Bellerophon; Tithonus; Comatas and the Honey-Bees; Adonis; King Midas; The King and the Oak; Juno and Halcyone; Hercules; Theseus; Philemon and Baucis; Orpheus and Eurydice; Ganymede; The Bag of Winds; Circe; Arion and the Dolphin; Psyche; Pronouncing and Explanatory Index. Light toning to endpapers and pages, slight separation between page gatherings at pages 130 & 131 but still firm in binding, illustration pages and adjacent pages have light foxing, small tear at bottom of page iii - archivally taped, browning to edges of text block with some light foxing on bottom, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine (with wrinkling) and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE NILE., Warner, Oliver.
2 Warner, Oliver. THE BATTLE OF THE NILE.
London B.T. Batsford 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
184 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "The scene is set, the circumstances under which the battle was fought are made clear; the commanders are introduced and the reader comes to know them as human beings no less than as naval captains; the action itself is graphically described, largely through the eye-witness accounts of participants; and the battle's aftermath is followed through in a way which relates the particular action to the war as a whole - a most spirited and expert account of one of the classic naval actions of history." Small bookstore label and faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, is price clipped, has slight fading to spine lettering and slight browning to spine, a few tiny tears and nicks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE NILE., Warner, Oliver.
3 Warner, Oliver. THE BATTLE OF THE NILE.
London B.T. Batsford 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Very Good- 
184 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "(Oliver Warner's) approach to The Nile is the same as it was in (his) earlier work (on Tragalgar). The scene is set, the circumstances under which the battle was fought are made clear; the commanders are introduced and the reader comes to know them as human beings no less than as naval captains; the action itself is graphically described, largely through the eye-witness accounts of participants; and the battle's aftermath is followed through in a way which relates the particular action to the war as a whole. The vividness of Mr. Warner's narrative is heightened by the number and variety of his illustrations. Here, from their faces, we can see what manner of men were Nelson, Napoleon, Troubridge, Brueys, de Saumarez or Ball; we can follow the English line as it unhesitatingly sailed into action against the anchored French; and we are present when 'L'Orient' blew up. (This book) is, in short, a most spirited and expert account of one of the classic naval actions of history." Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, small bookstore label on front papstedown, light to moderate edge wear, several small areas of color loss on rear board, two small corner bumps, light wrinkling at bottom of spine soft crease down spine, light fading to color on top of text block. Dust jacket has been clipped on both flaps, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of flap-folds and spine, browning on spine and some edges. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE.  BRITISH BATTLE SERIES., Warner, Oliver.
4 Warner, Oliver. THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
New York Macmillan 1961 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
184 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "The Glorious First of June, 1794, the first full-scale naval battle in the war with Revolutionary France, is remembered with honour, even though, strategically, it was not successful. Lord Howe defeated Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse, took six ships of the line, and sank 'Le Vengeur', without losing a single British ship, but a precious convoy, the cause of the action, reached France in safety. Although French sacrifice had not been in vain, Howe had shown that, in general combat, the British navy was incomparable. (This) is the only extensive account of the fight, and of Lord Howe's methods as an admiral, to have been written during the past century. In an Epilogue, Mr. Warner considers the subject of Sovereign's honours and awards to the Royal Navy, which in a particular sense derived from royal recognition of Howe's victory. Mr. Warner at one time served as Secretary to the Admiralty Committee on awards in time of war, and his account is authoritative." Previous owner's small stamp on each of the front endpapers, very light edge wear, small bump at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Warner, Oliver. THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
New York Macmillan 1961 First American Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
184 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "The Glorious First of June, 1794, the first full-scale naval battle in the war with Revolutionary France, is remembered with honour, even though, strategically, it was not successful. Lord Howe defeated Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse, took six ships of the line, and sank 'Le Vengeur', without losing a single British ship, but a precious convoy, the cause of the action, reached France in safety. Although French sacrifice had not been in vain, Howe had shown that, in general combat, the British navy was incomparable. (This) is the only extensive account of the fight, and of Lord Howe's methods as an admiral, to have been written during the past century. In an Epilogue, Mr. Warner considers the subject of Sovereign's honours and awards to the Royal Navy, which in a particular sense derived from royal recognition of Howe's victory. Mr. Warner at one time served as Secretary to the Admiralty Committee on awards in time of war, and his account is authoritative." Minor browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink at bottom of title page, light edge wear - a little more on bottom edges, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor scattered color loss on front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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