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IN WINTER'S SHADOW., Bradshaw, Gillian.
1 Bradshaw, Gillian. IN WINTER'S SHADOW.
New York Simon & Schuster 1982 Book Club Edition Very Good Very Good Fred Marcellino, dust jacket art. 
379 pp, 8 1/2" H. The third volume in the"Down the Long Wind" trilogy. B&w map. "Queen Gwynhwfar, Arthur's adored wife and right hand of Empire, narrates the ageless, poignant story of the fall of fortress Camlann. Spellbound, we watch her drift helplessly into that fatal interlude with Bedwyr, Arthur's warleader and perfect knight, a love affair that - along with the poisonous machinations of Arthur's vengeful bastard, Medraut - could confound their bold vision of a Kingdom of Light." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine/hinges. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Charrette, Robert N. THE ARTOS SEQUENCE. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. A PRINCE AMONG MEN. 2. A KING BENEATH THE MOUNTAIN. 3. A KNIGHT AMONG KNAVES.
Warner, (New York, 1994, 1995, 1995), Ist printings. 
302 pp + preview, 374 pp, 375 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Keith Birdsong. "The hi-tech cyber-sprawl of toxic wastes and soulless megacorporations collides with an ancient otherworld when Elven magic - good evil, chaotic, and powerful enough to transform or destroy worlds - awakes. This is the shadow war of nations, blocs, heroes, and monsters all battling to rule both Faery and the Future...Magic first explodes around dreamy young museum guard John Reddy when a goblin-haunted mystery woman forces him to bring King Arthur from the stasis of eons. Now, pursued from slums to the otherworld by street gangs, spies, demon assassins, Feds, and faeries, John and the Reborn King must find and unleash the sorcerous Caliburn. But if they succeed, Earth may be destroyed. And if they fail, Earth will be destroyed..." Interiors - pages browning very lightly, previous owner's name at top of title page of book 2, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - light edge wear, small light stain to bottom corner of approx. first 50 pages, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS:  L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE., Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.  L.M.)
3 Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins. (Lucy Maud Montgomery. L.M.) THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS: L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 0802074618 / 9780802074614 First Paperback Edition. Very Good+ 
275 pp, 8vo (9" H). "Anne Shirley is the best known of a memorable group of heroines created by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a group that includes Emily Byrd Starr, Valancy Stirling, and Pat Gardiner. These characters are at the centre of Epperly's book, the first full-length critical study of all L.M. Montgomery's fiction. Epperly contends that Montgomery was a master of the romance genre, and through her use of literary allusions, repetitions, irony, and comic inversions she deftly manipulated the normal conventions of romance novels. By studying the fictional biographies of the heroines and their pursuit of romance, Epperly question the ways romance shapes what we consider valuable in our imaginings and experience. A book written for L.M. Montgomery fans and scholars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Forward, Robert L. 1. CAMELOT 30K. 2. TIMEMASTER. 3. SATURN RUKH. 3 VOLUMES.
Tor, New York, (1996, 2nd/1993, Ist/1998, Ist printing). 
308 pp + notes, 304 pp, 323 pp + "Technical Background for Video Game - Climbing Saturn's Rings" by Pete Stewart. Cover art by Shigemi Numaza, Vincent Di Fate and Bob Eggleton. Three books by author/physicist Robert Forward. Interiors - clean an d tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear, spines flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GHOSTS OF OLD EUROPE., Holzer, Hans.
5 Holzer, Hans. GHOSTS OF OLD EUROPE.
New York Dorset 1992 0880297182 / 9780880297189 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(O)ffers a very different kind of tour to the armchair traveler. Wander through the haunted castles and cottages of Europe with Hans Holzer, the world's most famous psychic investigator, and explore a full range of psychic phenomena from the spirits of the British Isles to the haunts of Imperial Vienna. In England, Anne Boleyn's legendary ghost walks headless within the Tower of London; a procession of transparent monks appears in the Cathedral of Winchester, where no monks have trod since the sixteenth century; and Bloody Queen Mary still visits the four-poster bed where she slept in the dark days of 1553. At Kilkea Castle in Kildare, it is said that the Wizard Earl and his companions ride at night and will return someday from the beyond to 'put things right in Ireland'. Room No. 2 in the Hotel de l'Europe in Avignon holds a shocking surprise for the unwary guest; and in Paris, No. 3 avenue Montaigne offers a special concert of ghostly piano music from a spectral grand. Ghost occur wherever great tragedy has left an unfortunate person stranded between the next world and this one, someone who has not yet been freed from their emotional turmoil. The true accounts presented in this book are based on Dr. Holzer's personal investigations." One page leaf with two very small scollops at fore-edge. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor browning to inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Hopkins, Andrea. THE BOOK OF GUINEVERE, LEGENDARY QUEEN OF CAMELOT.
Prospero 1998 0886653584 / 9780886653583 Very Good Very Good 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and colour reproductions, decorations. "The enigma of Guinevere, a beautiful and courageous queen or a disgraced adulteress, has received less attention than the achievements of King Arthur, the adventures of noble Sir Lancelot and other knights, the magic of Merlin, or the sorcery of Morgan Le Fay. A key figure in the life of Camelot, this remarkable woman is seen variously as a scholar, seductress, warrior and gentle beauty by the countless artists and writers who have depicted her. Who, then, was Guinevere? (This) is an elegant anthology of poetry and prose, literature and legend, with commentary by Arthurian scholar Andrea Hopkins, accompanied by beautiful illustrations from medieval manuscript illumination to pre-Raphaelite masterpieces. An enlightening introduction describes the contradictory traditions of Celtic oral sources and the blending of these strands by medieval writers into the complex legend we know know. Guinevere's roles - as educated scribe to the court, hapless victim of circumstances, wise counsellor, devoted wife of King Arthur, and lover of Sir Lancelot - are explored through writings through the centuries by detractors and admirers alike." Very light edge wear, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
7 Matthews, John. KING ARTHUR AND THE GRAIL QUEST: MYTH AND VISION FROM CELTIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT.
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198635 / 9781860198632 Fine Near Fine Steven Brown. 
159 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps. "Two great narrative themes, which link the sacred and the secular, have been passed down to us from the Dark Ages. These are the stories of the heroic, godlike Arthur and of a mystic object of quest, the Holy Grail. John Matthews has created an easily understood survey of the origins and merging of these epic themes and stories It is a richly woven tapestry of myth and legend, and of love and desire - both sacred and profane. It covers city and temple, knights and monks, and ranges far and wide, from Camelot to Carbonek. In gathering together the strands that make up the stories, the author has examined many of the hundred or so extant texts. He has selected from these - some still untranslated and obscure - to show how the two great themes changed and developed down the centuries as they became inextricably joined. (This book) provides a fascinating survey as well as including five of the traditional stories, retold by the author. In addition, there is a full summary of all sources and an extensive bibliography." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KING ARTHUR'S RETURN:  LEGENDS OF THE ROUND TABLE AND HOLY GRAIL RETRACED., Paterson, Helena.
8 Paterson, Helena. KING ARTHUR'S RETURN: LEGENDS OF THE ROUND TABLE AND HOLY GRAIL RETRACED.
London Blandford 1995 0713724307 / 9780713724301 First Edition Very Good - Very Good Celtic Art by Courtney Davis. 
128 pp, 9 15/16" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(T)he great tales, myths and legends of Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table and the Quest for the Holy Grail have been vividly recreated in the stunning plates of modern Celtic artwork for which Courtney Davis enjoys a fully justified world reputation. With an accompanying text by Celtic writer Helena Paterson, (this book) begins by retracing Arthur's past life in a series of cameos from the ancient Arthurian saga. Then, mindful of our own New Age of self-discovery and awareness of the continuity of ancient wisdom, the text provides an in-depth analysis of the spiritual nature of Celtic traditions. The combination of superb graphic imagery and a dedicated, sympathetic commentary show how the Arthurian legends remain one of the classic voyages of discovery, symbolically depicting the human struggle for a spiritual evolution through physical deeds. It is a theme as relevant today as it ever was in the past." Light to moderate edge wear on boards, tiny bump at top corners. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Sutcliff, Rosemary. SWORD AT SUNSET. THE HERITAGE OF LITERATURE SERIES. ABRIDGED.
Longmans, (London, 1967). 
414 pp, 16mo, HC (pictorial front board, no dj). "...an attempt to recreate from fragments of known facts, from likelihoods and deductions and guesswork pure and simple, the kind of man this war-leader (Arthur) may have been, and the story of his l ong struggle." Arthur and the Knight of the Round Table. Very light edgewear to boards, covers clean and bright. VG+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
A DREAM OF EAGLES/THE CAMULOO CHRONICLES 1st. 7 BOOKS OF  SERIES.  1. THE SKYSTONE.  2. THE SINGING SWORD.  3. THE EAGLE'S BROOD.  4. THE SAXON SHORE.  5. THE SORCERCER.  BOOK I. THE FORT AT RIVER'S BEND.  6. THE SORCERER.  BOOK II. METAMORPHOSIS., Whyte, Jack.
10 Whyte, Jack. A DREAM OF EAGLES/THE CAMULOO CHRONICLES 1st. 7 BOOKS OF SERIES. 1. THE SKYSTONE. 2. THE SINGING SWORD. 3. THE EAGLE'S BROOD. 4. THE SAXON SHORE. 5. THE SORCERCER. BOOK I. THE FORT AT RIVER'S BEND. 6. THE SORCERER. BOOK II. METAMORPHOSIS.
Penguin, (Toronto, 1993/9th, 1994/7th, 1995/4th, 1996/1st, 1998/1st, 1998/1st, 2001/3rd). 
624 pp, 612 pp, 643 pp, 769 pp, 534 pp, 530 pp, 809 pp, paperbacks - 7 volumes. An epic saga of Camelot, the Round Table, Merlyn and the High King - Arthur. Interiors - vol. 7 has 10 small dog-ear corner creases and slight browning in margins of p ages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor to light edge wear on covers, vol. 1 has two tiny dints on fore-edge of rear cover and last few pages, vol.1 & 7 spines are slightly concave, vol. 5 has spine cr e a s e s - a few faint creases on some other spines, vol. 6 has a few tiny scuffs on spine. Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WHAT THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU ABOUT THE 60s., Wright, Mike.
11 Wright, Mike. WHAT THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU ABOUT THE 60s.
Novato, CA Presidio 2001 0891417249 / 9780891417248 Near Fine Very Good+ 
360 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). "It was the age of Aquarius. It was the Vietnam era. The Greensboro Four sat in and Martin and a few hundred thousand others marched on Washington. In Birmingham Bull Connor turned out the dogs and turned on the fire hoses. Rock 'n' roll was definitely here to stay. The Beatles made their final American public appearance with the decade barely half past. Camelot died in Dallas. The Great Society foundered on the shoals of the Tonkin Gulf. Free speech at Berkeley and not so free speech in Chicago. We didn't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore and then he won the presidency. Grass wasn't just mowed, it was smoked rolled up in sheets of Zig-Zag. Long hair and hard hats. The Mets lost more games in one season than any team in the history of baseball and won a World Series. Broadway Joe guaranteed a victory by his upstart Jets over Johnny Unitas's seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts (Yes, my child, once upon a time the Colts belonged to Baltimore) - and delivered. And I haven't even mentioned sex - the pill, summer of love, free love. (The author) tackles the decade in which America changed forever, for better or for worse. The 60s were so recent that even if you are a part of the post-baby-boom generation and didn't live through them, you feel like you did. Yet, the 60s ended over thirty years ago. Upon close examination, memories of those halcyon days, which seem so picture-perfect in our mind's eye, have acquired the patina, and dust, of history. (Wright) breathes life into our nation's history while spotlighting little-known events and 'rest of the story' details, and always with a fine eye for the human element." One page with tiny crease at top edge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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