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INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS., Brady, Cyrus Townsend.
1 Brady, Cyrus Townsend. INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS.
New York Doubleday, Page 1909 Hard Cover Good reading copy only. No Jacket Remington, Schreyvogel, Blumenschein and Crawford. 
423 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w drawings, photographs, maps & plans (including tissue-covered frontispiece) - collated. Contents: Part I. Protecting the Frontier: The Powder River Expedition; The Tragedy of Fort Phil Kearney; The Thirty-Two Against the Three Thousand; Personal Reminisences of Fort Phil Kearney and the Wagon-Box Fight; Forsyth and the Rough Riders of '68; The Journey of the Scouts and the Rescue of Forsyth; A Scout's Story of the Defense of Beecher's Island; Carpenter and His Brunettes. The Fight on Beaver Creek; A Further Discussion of the Beaver Creek Affair; The Battle of the Washita; Carr and Tall Bull at Summit Springs. Part II. The War with the Sioux: With Crook's Advance; Ex-Trooper Towne on the Rosebud Fight; The Grievance of Rain-in-the-Face; The Little Big Horn Campaign; The Last of Custer; One of the Last Men to see Custer Alive; The Personal Story of Rain-in-the-Face; Two Interesting Affairs; The First Success; A Decisive Blow; Miles' Great Campaigning; What They are There for - A Sketch of General Guy V. Henry, A Typical American Soldier. Appendices: Appendix A - Being a Further Discussion of General Custer's Course in the Little Big Horn Campaign; Appendix B - Further Light on the Conduct of Major Reno. Index. A few pages with small light soiling marks or light stains, two pages with small edge tear archivally taped, one page with wrinkling, very light browning to pages, front inside hinge has re-inforcement tape, front free endpaper is missing, spilt paper on inside rear hinge - hinge is holding well, light soiling staining to endpapers, heavy browning to edges of text block/boards and spine - also some staining/soiling, moderate edge wear - 1" piece missing on front hinge. book is protected in a stiff mylar sleev with some rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
2 Bremmer, Francis, Editor. SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Amherst, Wisconsin Palmer Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good- Roy Scarfo, Paul Rossi, et al. 
111 pp, 12" H. Color photographs, drawings, b&w drawings, diagrams. Opens with a dedication and photograph of President Kennedy, followed by a sequence of color illustrations of spacecraft of the period. Text "Nuclear Rocket Spacecraft for Manned Exploration of Mars" is followed by b&w drawings. "The Astronauts" section begins with a color group shot of "The Mercury Seven", followed by full page color head shots of each astronaut. Next is "The Nine" (group shot / head shots) and "The Fourteen" (group shot / head shots). "Space Launchings From October, 1957 through December, 1964" (Source: Goddard Space Center) lists information under the headings: Object / Code Name / Catalogue Number / Source (primarily US, USSR) / Launch / Nodal Period / Inclination / Apogee Km. / Perigee Km. / Decay. "Weather Satellite Record" gives information under the headings: Satellite / Launch Date / Lifetime / Inclination / Pictures Taken. "Major NASA Milestones" follows, covering 1959 to 1964. A thirteen page section on "Launch Vehicles" gives technical data and a scale drawing of each of the major launch vehicles used for the United States' Space Effort. The next section covers 14 'noteworthy' U.S. Satellites, with technical data for all 14 and illustrations for 13 (there is no drawing of the San Marco). An Appedix provides information on some of the illustrations and brief biographical details for the astronauts. Interior - slight cracking of spine between pages 30/31, but pages holding firmly, small light stain in caption of picture on page 41, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1 1/2" dia area of light waviness on rear cover - migrates back into pages to approx. page 85 (my have been caused by slight dampness, but no watermarks), a 3" x 1" area of tiny light foxing marks on front cover, slight browning at top edge of both covers, minor soiling on covers, light bump at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of both covers 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
PEOPLE FROM THE SKY:  AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN., Carpenter, Frances.
3 Carpenter, Frances. PEOPLE FROM THE SKY: AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Betty Fraser. 
107 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w illustrations. "In the model Ainu village on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Old Ekashi is one of the few storytellers who can remember the drama and excitement of ancient customs, legends and magic. Toko and Haruko beg their grandfather to repeat their favorite tales of Kamui, the Great-and-Important God, who sent lesser gods from the Sky Country to teach, protect and guide the Ainu people. Although Ekashi's eyes twinkle as he explains why the lark never flies very high, why the Ainu have no books and why the sparrow has only one dark spot on her beak, he doest not reveal just how much of his fabulous accounts of myth and folklore he really believes." Contents; People from the Sky; A-E-Oina, the Demon, and the Tattle-tale Dog; Animals from Heaven; "Good-by, Dear Little Bear God"; The Hungry Time; Yoshi-Tsuni, Brave Warrior from Japan; The Old Man on the Mountain; The Frog's Tattoo; The Mad Dancers of Upo-Pou-Shi; The One-Eyed Monster; Fox Magic; Pan'ambe and Pen'ambe; The Bats of Ru-Pe-Shi-Pi; The Golden Mare; Flying Sword; Two Terrible Fish; The "Little People". 3" line of glue residue on free front endpaper, browning on inside hinges. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning/foxing, light browning on spine, two small edge tears, very light general soiling, small soiling stain at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS:  L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE., Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.  L.M.)
4 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. Soft Cover 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
 
 
5 Fairfax, John, selected. (George Barker, Thomas Blackburn, Maurice Carpenter, Robert Conquest, Ronald Duncan, Ben Dunk, John Fairfax, Peter Godwin, John Heath-Stubbs, James Kirkup, Paul Lazard, Edward Lucie-Smith, John Moat, Edwin Morgan, et al.) FRONTIER OF GOING: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SPACE POETRY.
Panther, (St. Albans, Herts., 1973), reprint. 
124 pp, PB. An anthology of "the best space age poetry by new and established poets..." Short author biographies at rear. Interior - pages browning, a few small dog-ears, two page with tiny tears to fore edge - otherwise clean and tight with no p revious ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, tiny dint to bottom of textblock, soft creasing to front cover, spine flat and uncreased. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933., Fetherstonhaugh, R.C.
6 Fetherstonhaugh, R.C. THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Royal Canadian Regiment 1981 0969085303 / 9780969085300 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark blue buckram with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs/reproductions, maps (fold-out), color plates. Contents: The Infantry School Corps; The North West Rebellion, 1885; The Corps Becomes a Regiment; Colonel Otter's Command; The Yukon Field Force; The South African War; From Cape Town to Belmont; The Battle of Paardenberg; From Paardenberg to Bloemfontein; With Ian Hamilton's Column; Pretoria and the Voyage Home; After South Africa; Colonel Wadmore's Command; The Pre-War Years; Garrison Duty in Bermuda; From Halifax to the Kemmel Front; The Ypres Salient, 1916; The Somme, 1916; The Vimy Front; The Capture of Vimy Ridge; The summer of 1917; Passchendaele; The Crisis of 1918; The Battle of Amiens; Arras, 1918; Cambrai, 1918; The End of the War; The Post-War Reorganization; The Regiment Attains Its Fiftieth Year; Appendix A - Roll of Officers; Appendix B - Honour Roll; Appendix C - Honours and Awards to Other Ranks. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933., Fetherstonhaugh, R.C.
7 Fetherstonhaugh, R.C. THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Royal Canadian Regiment 1981 0969085303 / 9780969085300 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark blue buckram with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs/reproductions, maps (fold-out), color plates. Contents: The Infantry School Corps; The North West Rebellion, 1885; The Corps Becomes a Regiment; Colonel Otter's Command; The Yukon Field Force; The South African War; From Cape Town to Belmont; The Battle of Paardenberg; From Paardenberg to Bloemfontein; With Ian Hamilton's Column; Pretoria and the Voyage Home; After South Africa; Colonel Wadmore's Command; The Pre-War Years; Garrison Duty in Bermuda; From Halifax to the Kemmel Front; The Ypres Salient, 1916; The Somme, 1916; The Vimy Front; The Capture of Vimy Ridge; The summer of 1917; Passchendaele; The Crisis of 1918; The Battle of Amiens; Arras, 1918; Cambrai, 1918; The End of the War; The Post-War Reorganization; The Regiment Attains Its Fiftieth Year; Appendix A - Roll of Officers; Appendix B - Honour Roll; Appendix C - Honours and Awards to Other Ranks. Minor fraying at bottom rear corner. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling, tiny light mark on rear flap, very faint sticker mark at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH., Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers.
8 Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1981 0802023940 / 9780802023940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering/illustration on front board. Black endpapers. Contents: Introduction; Reference Materials: Bibliographies and checklists; Periodicals; General: Historical, Descriptive, Overviews / Works containing more than one genre; Folktales (General / Anglophone and Celtic / Francophone / Indian and Inuit / Other Cultural Groups); Folk Music and Dance (as above); Folk Speech and Naming; Minor Genres: Proverbs, riddles, games, practical jokes, children's lore; Superstitions and Popular Beliefs: Including folk medicine, folk religion, and the supernatural (as above); Folklife and Customs (as above); Folk Art and Material Culture (as above); Biographies and Appreciations (Collectors and Scholars / Folk Artists and Informants); Records (Field Recordings / Other Recordings); Films; Theses and Dissertations; Index of Authors and Editors. Faint erased pencil mark at top of first page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Herbert, Zbigniew. Translated from the Polish by John and Bogdana Carpenter. THE KING OF THE ANTS: MYTHOLOGICAL ESSAYS.
Ecco Press, (Hopewell, New Jersey, 1999), Ist edition. 
85 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880016183 "This new prose collection from the late Zbigniew Herbert, available for the first time in English, is a witty, sage retelling of myths and tales 'simple and as old as the world'...the eleven pieces in (this book) present Herbert's very different 'apocryphal' views of the mythological past..." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has slight darkening on flap-folds and on spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NATIONAL SERVICE LIBRARY.  5 VOLUME SET.  ONE: UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING.  TWO: MILITARY STRENGTH AND RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES.  THREE: PRINCIPLES OF MILITARY TRAINING.  FOUR: RUDIMENTS OF DRILL MOBILE ARMY TROOPS.  FIVE: WARFARE OF THE FUTURE., Kilbourne, Charles E., Major, Editor-in-chief.  Major General Leonard Wood, Lieut. Col. Dwight E. Aultman, Major Frank R. McCoy, Captain William T. Carpenter, Lieut. Col. Henry Jervey.
10 Kilbourne, Charles E., Major, Editor-in-chief. Major General Leonard Wood, Lieut. Col. Dwight E. Aultman, Major Frank R. McCoy, Captain William T. Carpenter, Lieut. Col. Henry Jervey. NATIONAL SERVICE LIBRARY. 5 VOLUME SET. ONE: UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING. TWO: MILITARY STRENGTH AND RESOURCES OF THE UNITED STATES. THREE: PRINCIPLES OF MILITARY TRAINING. FOUR: RUDIMENTS OF DRILL MOBILE ARMY TROOPS. FIVE: WARFARE OF THE FUTURE.
P.F. Collier & Son 1917 Hard Cover Good- 
382 pp, 384 pp, 381 pp, 512 pp, 384 pp, 6 3/4" H. Bound in khaki cloth with maroon leather title labels on spine, gold lettering. Each volume has color pictorial endpapers and a color frontispiece - volumes 4 & 5 contain b&w drawings. Volume One Contents: Preparedness; A Glance at Our Military History; Arbitration and Avoidance of War - Some Effects of War; Time Necessary to Train Men; Duties of Parents; Boy Scouts; Volunteers and Militia; Universal Military Service; Changes in Organization Resulting From the Present War; Special Training and Additional Training; General Staff Corps; The System of Military Education in the United States; Standardization and Coordination of Instruction and Training; The Plattsburg Idea - United States Military Training Camp; Service Schools and Educational Institutions Giving Military Training in The United States Army; American Armies; Asiatic Armies; European Armies; Appendixes. Volume Two Contents: Introduction; Geographical Situation; Resources of the United States; The Regular Army; Reserves; The National Guard; The Militia System; A Proper Organization; Organization of Resources; Mobilization; Bibliography; Appendixes. Volume Three Contents: Introduction; Rules Governing Discipline; Care of Health in Garrison and Field; The Rifle; March Discipline; Clothing; Guard Duty; Patrolling; Camp Expedients; The Newly Commissioned Officer; Routine Duties of Officers; The Development of a Military Policy; Suggestions for Tactical Training; Special Training; A System of Intensive Training; Appendixes. Volume Four Contents: General Definitions; Duties, Responsibilities, and Training of Officers and Noncommissioned Officers; School of the Soldier; Infantry; Cavalry; Field Artillery; Engineer Troops and Military Field Engineering; Signal Corps and Signaling; List of Books and Periodicals; Appendix. Volume Five Contents: Introduction; Preparations for War; Organization for War; Invasion from Oversea; Invasion by the Frontier; Information in Time of War; Security; Offensive in Maneuver Campaign; The Offensive in Trench Warfare; The Defensive; Marches and Convoys; Shelter in War; Administration in War; The Service of the Theater of Operations; Zone of the Line of Communcations; Orders; Appendixes. All volumes have slight variations in the color of the cloth on boards, heavy browning to edges of text block and to spine, several small light stains and light soiling, small soft bumps to most corners - vol. III has large bump to rear bottom corner, light wear to corners, some cracking of spines - pages holding firmly, some tiny and small pieces missing from spine labels; vol. I has two page leaves with large corner crease, vol. IV has small crease at top corner of pages 413 to 428, 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN., Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors.  (Marshall McLuhan)
11 Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors. (Marshall McLuhan) LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405943 / 9780195405941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
562 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Marshall McLuahn (1911-1980) became one of the most famous men of the sixties and seventies and the involuntary founder of an unofficial cult. His reputation as a communications theorist was established by two of many books. 'The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man' (1962) explains how society and human psychology were changed when pre-literate oral culture was supplanted with the invention of the phonetic alphabet and a manuscript culture gave way to the Gutenberg era of movable type, the printing press, and mass-produced books. 'Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man' (1964), McLuhan's most widely read book, explores the electronic age and its effects on individuals and society. The letters in this collection - which in the early years provide a fascinating background to McLuhan's life and intellectual growth - are filled with discussions of ideas that altered people's understanding of many aspects of the electronic age they lived in. They reveal not only the amiability of a man who earned the friendship and respect of many outstanding people of his day, but also his staggering knowledge of the literature of the great writers and thinkers of the past and present, which inspired him to achieve his penetrating insights into his age and to become its most renowned interpreter. Collectively they furnish a readable and comprehensible gloss on the ideas that made McLuhan's name. His correspondents - distinguished scholars and colleagues, celebrated politicians, famous journalists, and stars of popular culture - range from Woody Allen to Tom Wolfe. The letters are organized in three sections, each with a period introduction: 1931-1936 takes McLuhan through the University of Manitoba and Cambridge University. 1936-1946 covers one year's teaching at the University of Wisconsin; two years at Saint Louis University; one year, with his bride, at Cambridge for work on his Ph.D.; four more years at Saint Louis; and two at Assumption College, Windsor, Ontario. This period includes many letters to Wyndham Lewis. The last section begins in 1946, when McLuhan joined the staff of St Michael's College, University of Toronto. (Two years later he began a long correspondence with Ezra Pound.) Covering the period of McLuhan's fame, it ends in September 1979 with a letter to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, written shortly before McLuhan suffered a stroke that rendered him speechless. This rich and varied collection of over 450 letters, by a man whose thought exerted a singular influence throughout the western world, is an important contribution to the cultural history of the twentieth century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
EMILY OF NEW MOON., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
12 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) EMILY OF NEW MOON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Stanley Turner dust jacket art. 
351 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - brown boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1925, but this is a later printing. The first book in the 'Emily' trilogy. "Emily Starr left 'Maywood' and 'the house in the hollow' when her father died, and went to live with Aunt Elizabeth Murray at 'New Moon', Blair Water. 'New Moon' was named after the proud sailing vessel on which the Murrays had come to P.E.I. - as long ago as 1790. That was almost as good as living on a ship, and Emily liked the thought of that. Some of Aunt Elizabeth's iron-bound ideas on bringing up little girls Emily liked considerably less. But there were compensations - Aunt Laura, who was a great deal like Mother; Mr. Carpenter, who encouraged her to write the stories which she used to tell to Father; Cousin Jimmy, who bought her the 'Jimmy book' in which to write them. That made you well on the way to being an author, like Father had been. This story of the awakening and development of a sensitive and highly creative talent is told with charm, insight and sympathy." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light soiling on rear panel, tiny edge tear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CONNIE WOODLAND., Phillpotts, Eden.
13 Phillpotts, Eden. CONNIE WOODLAND.
Hutchinson, London, 1956, first edition. 
240 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In one love Connie is unshakeable: that which she feels for the wild countryside of Dartmoor. But when it comes to the young men in her life she is less decided. There is much to be said f or either - for the attractive young master carpenter, Robert Fontaine, of romantic French extraction, and for George Redvers, the honest young labourer, as simple-minded as herself. And if Robert shows less than respect for the country whi c h i s s o dear to Connie, it is true also that George likes to shoot the wild creatures she loves. But it is more momentous matters than these which force Connie to make her choice, and in doing so, to act against her true heart. In this stor y of We st Co un try life the problems of various characters are at least resolved when, with the coming of the 1914 war, each in his own fashion finds that he can serve his fellows. In its wisdom, its wit, and its warmheartedness it is typical o f its aut hor . E den Phillpotts is a veteran storyteller still without rivals in the telling of a country tale." Very small light stain on page 133, 4 small lines of notation blacked out and small Chistmas gift inscription on front pastedown, f ront free end pa per has soft 2 creases and area of light browning, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, a few small light soiling marks on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Segger, Martin. Introduction by Leonard K. Eaton. VICTORIA: A PRIMER FOR REGIONAL HISTORY IN ARCHITECTURE.
Watkins Glen, NY Pilgrim Guide to Historic Architecture / American Life Foundation and Study Institute 1979 0892570296 / 9780892570294 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Photographs by Douglas Franklin. Signed by Author and Photographer.
377 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Signed on title page by Martin Segger and Douglas Franklin. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, drawings. Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Four Essays (The Townscape: Images of Permanence, Prosperity, and Pleasure / The North-South Axis: Trade, Commerce, and Communications / Technology and Convenience: Developments in Civic Amenities / Style and Function: Insitutions, Politics, and People); Four Tours (Map / Tour One: Old Town / Map / Tour Two: James Bay / Map / Tour Three: Victoria's Churches / Map / Tour Four: Victoria's Residences); Biographies of Architects; Bibliography; Glossary of Terms; Index. Minor wrinkle on spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF BUGS., Sutherland, Harvey.
15 Sutherland, Harvey. THE BOOK OF BUGS.
New York Street & Smith 1902 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
223 pp, 7 5/8" H. Green cloth with black bordered gilt lettering, black/orange bees with silver wings on front board, gilt lettering & silver wing decorations on spine, top edge gilt. B&w illustrations, Chapter headings: By Way of an Introduction; The Plague of Flies; The Way of the Mosquito; The Wicked Flea; Of True Bugs in General; We Never Speak Their Names (Bedbugs); The Aristocrat of the Kitchen (Cockroaches); Foes of Clothes and Carpets (Moths); Spiders; The Membrane-Winged Insects, Wasps and Such; Ants; The Busy Bee; The Last Word; Index. Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, separation between two page gatherings but pages are firmly held, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight lean to spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear to boards - a little more on bottom edge and corners, some age soiling/darkening/dis-colouration on boards/spine, a few tiny dents on top edge of rear board, a few small bubbles under cloth on rear board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NINETEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE IN BRITAIN., Turnor, Reginald.
16 Turnor, Reginald. NINETEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE IN BRITAIN.
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- A.F. Kersting, photography. 
118 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(S)urveys the chequered course of British architecture from Regency times to the beginning of the (20th) century. During these hundred years the building arts descended from the order and decency of traditional Georgian design to a tastelessness and anarchy which reached its lowest point about the time of the Great Exhibition. Fifty years have now passed since the close of the century (at time of printing) and it has become possible to view the period in perspective, to appraise its achievement unemotionally, and to distinguish in it the surprising amount of good work from the welter of actively ugly architecture. This Mr. Turnor has very ably succeeded in doing. He writes as a humanist, not merely as an architectural critic, and his book will for this reason appeal to everyone who is fascinated in the history of taste in Regency and Victorian times. He is primarily concerned to understand how architecture came to take the 'wrong turning' and he believes that the explanation lies mainly in the Victorian applicatiion of moral standards to aesthetic and practical questiions. The Regent Park terraces are finely illustrated, but so too are terraces at Reading and Ramsgate; churches by Pugin, Scott, Barry and Butterfield appear equally with those of such less well-known designers as James Savage, R.C. Carpenter, J.D. Sedding and J.R. Brandon; the great architectural monuments such as the Houses of Parliament, the Crystal Palace, the British Museum and St. George's Hall, Liverpool are all well illustrated, and so also are the railways stations at Dublin, the neo-Greek buildings of Edinburgh, the world of John Foulston, Thomas Telford, John Dobson, C.R. Mackintosh, and mnay other provincial architects whose achievements deserve to be better known." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine, small bump at bottom corner of front board, front board slightly curled. Dust jacket has light browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light edge wear and a few very small edge chips; two small shallow dents on front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PLANET NARNIA: THE SEVEN HEAVENS IN THE IMAGINATION OF C.S. LEWIS., Ward, Michael.  (C.S. Lewis.)
17 Ward, Michael. (C.S. Lewis.) PLANET NARNIA: THE SEVEN HEAVENS IN THE IMAGINATION OF C.S. LEWIS.
New York Oxford University Press 2008 0195313879 / 9780195313871 3rd Printing. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
347 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "In 'Planet Narnia' (Michael Ward) demonstrates that medieval cosmology, a subject that fascinated Lewis throughout his life, provides the imaginative key to the seven (Narnia) novels. Drawing on the whole range of Lewis's writings (including previously unpublished drafts of the Chronicles), Ward reveals how the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets - Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn - planets which Lewis described as 'spiritual symbols of permanent value' and 'especially worthwhile in our own generation'. Using these seven symbols, Lewis secretly constructed the Chronicles so that in each book the plot-line, the ornamental details, and, most important, the portrayal of the Christ-figure of Aslan, all serve to communicate the governing planetary personality. The cosmological theme of each Chronicle is what Lewis called 'the kappa element in romance', the atmospheric essence of a story, everywhere present but nowhere explicit. The reader inhabits this atmosphere and thus imaginatively gains 'connaitre' knowlege of the spiritual character which the tale was created to embody. (This) is a ground-breaking study that will provoke a major revaluation not only of the Chronicles but of Lewis's whole literary and theological outlook. Ward uncovers a much subtler writer and thinker than has previously been recognized, one whose central interests were hiddenness, immanence, and knowledge by acquaintance." One tiny edge scuff, wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
18 Wickenden, Dorothy. NOTHING DAUNTED: THE UNEXPECTED EDUCATION OF TWO SOCIETY GIRLS IN THE WEST.
New York Scribner 2011 1439176582 / 9781439176580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied - shocking their families and friends. They took the new railroad over the Continental Divide and made their way by spring wagon to the tiny settlement of Elkhead, where they lived with a family of homesteaders. They rode several miles to school each day on horseback, sometimes in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied on barrel staves, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The man who had lured them out west was Ferry Carpenter, a witty, idealistic, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher. He had promised them the adventure of a lifetime and the most modern schoolhouse in Routt County; he hadn't let on that the teachers would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. In their buoyant letters home, the two women captured the voices and stories of the pioneer women, the children, and the other memorable people they got to know. Nearly a hundred years later, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff found the letters and began to reconstruct the women's journey. Enhancing the story with interviews with descendants, research about these vanished communities, and trips to the region, (she) creates an exhilarating saga about two intrepid young women and the 'settling up' of the West." Browning to bottom of text block - mainly near spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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