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1 Allen, William Lusk. ANZIO: EDGE OF DISASTER.
Elsevier-Dutton, New York, 1978, first edition. 
181 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0525930035 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "What really went on at Anzio? What was the Allied plan when, on 22 January 1944, the invading force waded ashore virtually unopposed by the Germans? In clear and compelling detail, this book gives the answers. It recounts the two battles at Anzio - the high-level plans, debates and doubts of the politicians and the generals, and the muddy, bloody struggle of the GIs on the b e a c h ." Slight bumpwith wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine, slight corner bumps, small bump at bottom edge of front board, two small light stains on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, ha s w ea r an d creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small crease at bottom of front panel, very light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGH WORLD., Bemelmans, Ludwig.
2 Bemelmans, Ludwig. THE HIGH WORLD.
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Ludwig Bemelmans. 
113 pp, 9 1/4" H. Orange/brown cloth with white lettering on spine, blue illustration on front board. Blue & white pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, colour plates. By the author/illustrator of the Madeline books. "High in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol lived the Amrainer family. They lived in a cabin wedged in among the boulders, and their life was simple and happy. But one day the Amrainers' peaceful existence was disrupted. They had gone down to the little village to spend Christmas with their relatives, the Maybocks, who kept the inn - but as the two families were sitting down to enjoy their goose dinner, an imposing-looking gentleman arrived and began demanding their attention and ordering them about. Before many days the Amrainers learned why the official had come to the little village and they realized that his mission would destroy the tranquillity of their lives. It took a near catastrophe to make the Oberministerialrat change, but change for the better he did - his heart became warm and even the expression on his face changed - and once a man starts to have love for his fellow creatures and does good, he can but continue to do so." "The incidents revolving around the avalanche in (this book) are true and are based on an account of it told to Mr. Bemelmans by an officer of the Tyrolean Gendarmerie who took part in the rescue." Small Christmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, light browning on inside hinges, light toning in margins of pages, slight fading to colour on spine and at board edges, very small worn area at top of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has small edge tears and chips, edge wrinkling/creasing, light sun fading/browning on spine and edges of front panel, light browning on rear panel and top edge of flaps, very light soiling, two small water marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BUFFALO PEOPLE:  PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS., Bryan, Liz.
3 Bryan, Liz. THE BUFFALO PEOPLE: PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS.
Edmonton University of Alberta Press 1991 0888642210 / 9780888642219 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
215 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams. "The prehistoric nomadic inhabitants of Canada had no writing, no large settlements, and very little in the way of lasting material things. Before Europeans came to North America they had no guns, no horses, no hard metals. What clues we have come primarily from the work of archaeologists sifting through the buried evidence - little bits of stone and bone and pottery, refuse heaps and fire pits, ancient villages and burials, fingerprints and prehistoric blood. Yet theirs is a long and triumphant story of survival, a story that is even now just beginning to be told." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, two small minoe corner creases, very slight lean to spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
4 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
THEY FOUND A CAVE.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 5,, Chauncy, Nan.
5 Chauncy, Nan. THEY FOUND A CAVE. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 5,
London Oxford University Press 1963 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Margaret Horder. 
195 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by Margaret Horder, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. "The events related in the following pages take place in Tasmania, which is also the author's home; and the cave which is so vividly described actually exists. In the story a family of English children, with a Tasmanian friend, live in the cave for a few months. Their subsequent adventures are exciting, but they soon learn what it is to be hungry and cold, though they do their best to keep a 'no grumbling' rule. It is the practicality of their wild life, as well as its excitment, that is bound to appeal to most boys and girls, for the majority of us long to escape at some time or another from mundane, everyday happenings." Tiny dent on bottom edge of boards, tiny to small corner bumps, minor fading and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small faint stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, soft crease across top and bottom of front panel. Dust jacket is in the original publisher's removable plastic sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES IN SPAIN:  A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS., Clune, Frank.
6 Clune, Frank. CASTLES IN SPAIN: A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS.
Angus and Robertson, London, (1953), Ist edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, maps. "...(ranges) over a wide variety of scenes, history, and great personaages. The famous Good Friday processions at Seville, the great Prado museum, the caves of Altamira, the gipsies, the appearance of a land still recovering from the ravages of civil war - all these are subjects for Frank Clune's vivid description. He writes, too, of Spain's great past; of the Christian Reconquest after the period of Moorish domination; of Ferdinand and Isabella, the 'Catholic Sovereigns'; of Magellan and Columbus; of Cervantes and El Greco. But whether he is describing the cool glories of Gothic architecture in medieval times or the hot excitement of a bullfight a t the present day, he preserves his happy knack of making the reader share his own sense of curiosity and wonder..." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on front board, very slight bowing to boards. Dust jacket has creasing along top edge, a few tiny to small tears, a few tiny foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, now protected in mylar sleeve. G+/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
7 Dean, Pamela C. Cover art by Dawn Wilson (1) and Dean Morrissey (2 & 3). SECRET COUNTRY TRILOGY. 1. THE SECRET COUNTRY. 2. THE HIDDEN LAND. 3. THE WHIM OF THE DRAGON. 3 VOLUME SET.
Ace, New York, (1985, 2nd/1986, Ist/1989, Ist printing). 
293 pp, 202 pp, 328 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. "The Land of Unicorns was just an imaginary place...They'd made it up one day while enacting a fantasy role-playing game, and filled it with sorcerous creatures, enchanted swords, and dragon kings. Then they found the sword under the hedge, and the Secret Country became all too real. The magic was real, the swords drew real blood, and the Dragon King was their sworn enemy..." Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
NATIONAL REDEEMER:  OWAIN GLYNDWR IN WELSH TRADITION., Henken, Elissa R.
8 Henken, Elissa R. NATIONAL REDEEMER: OWAIN GLYNDWR IN WELSH TRADITION.
Ithaca, New York Cornell University Press 1996 0801483492 / 9780801483493 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
250 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(C)ombines the tools of the historian and the folklorist to explore the development of a powerful, polysemous cultural symbol. Owain Glyndwer, called Owen Glendower by Shakespeare, led the last major armed rebellion of the Welsh against the English in the early fifteenth century. He has become an important symbol of modern Welsh nationalism. Beginning with a brief history of Glyndwr's life and times and a discussion of the traditional patterns of earlier Welsh heroes, Henken examines the roles Glyndwr played both in his own lifetime and in subsequent centuries. His primary role, Henken demonstrates, has been as national redeemer-hero, the leader whose coming is awaited so that he might restore the nation to its former glory. Glyndwr has also been cast as a trickster, outlaw, and military leader. Henken's interviews demonstrate that Glyndwr continues to be recognized today for his multifaceted identity as a national saviour. Through her analysis of the ways in which successive generations have reshaped Glyndwr's legend to serve their own needs, Henken provides a valuable case study in how any culture constantly rereads its past to maintain group identity and meet the challenges of the present." Interior - small soft crease at top corner of a few index pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VERCORS CAVES.  CLASSIC FRENCH CAVING - VOL. 1., Marshall, Des.  Photographs by P.R. Deakin.
9 Marshall, Des. Photographs by P.R. Deakin. VERCORS CAVES. CLASSIC FRENCH CAVING - VOL. 1.
Cordee, Leicester, 1993. 
100 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1871890713 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and maps. "The Vercors is a spectacular limestone area just to the south west of Grenoble with a large diversity of scenery. Beneath its rugged mountains huge areas of bare lapiaz (limestone pavements) are host to some of the most dramatic caving in France. The Antre de Damnes, for example, descends to 720m including a fine 205m pitch whereas Scialet de Pot 2 is one of the deepest shafts i n France at 319m. The mountain sides are covered in fine conifers that give way to deciduous woods in which there are wonderful displays of wild flowers the further one descends. Here a huge variety of caves are found. Large undergound r i v e r s , l i ke the one in the Grotte de Gournier, can be explored for a great distance. Massive resurgence caves are found in the valleys of which Grotte de Bournillon and the Grotte de la Luire are perhaps the most well known. The Gouffre Be rg er i s pr ob a bl y the world's most famous cave which was the first to go below the magical 1000m depth during 1956. The guide has something for everyone, whether you like big shafts, underground rivers, multi-day trips or perhaps just a pleas ant af ter no on' s j au nt as an introduction to foreign caving. The guide does not pretend to be definitive, purely a personal selection of some of the best caves in the region with details of how to find them as well as ideas about accommodati on, equi pmen t, weat her, et c. A section on how to work out the map references will be very useful to many." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
10 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CASTLEGUARD., Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek.  Foreword by J. Keith Fraser.
11 Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek. Foreword by J. Keith Fraser. CASTLEGUARD.
Ottawa Ministry of Environment 1985 0660117908 / 9780660117904 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). 113 colour photographs, plus three maps. "Beside the Columbia Icefield, in Banff National Park, lies a narrow valley. One end of the valley is a barren arctic waste, newly formed by the retreat of the ice ages. Gradually, it grades into an alpine meadow and then into a northern coniferous forest. The valley and the glaciers around it gell the story of how the landscapes of Canada were formed, from the great ice ages to this summer's flowers. Partway down the valley there is a cave mouth, the sole entrance to an enormous complex of vaults and passage-ways under the valley and glacier. In the cold darkness of the Castleguard caves water has been forming and enlarging passages for hundreds of thousands of years. Glistening white stalactites, among the purest in the world, have been growing for millennia. Come celebrate Castleguard with the adventurers who have explored and photographed the austere beauty of this land shaped by water, cold and time." Contents: Foreword; Castleguard; The Two Landscapes of Castleguard; Populating a New Land; A Succession of Plant Communities; Water Makes Life Possible; The Little Ice Age; Cave Formation: The Surface; Cave Formation: Underground; Return to Light; The Experience; An Overview; Maps; Photographers/Acknowledgements. Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing on rear panel, very small wrinkle at top of spine, 2" crease at bottom edge of rear panel, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
12 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
13 Pennick, Nigel. CELTIC SACRED LANDSCAPES.
London Thames & Hudson 1996 0500016666 / 9780500016664 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w drawings. "From the original Celtic site of the castle at Tintagel, passing through the sacred forest of Broceliande in Brittany and on to the monastery of Scelig Mhichil off the coast of Ireland, Nigel Pennick takes us on an exhilarating spiritual and historical tour of the Celtic holy places of Europe. He delves into the mystery and lore behind the power of sacred trees and stones; springs and wells as places of healing; holy mountains as centres of geomythic energies; sacred caves; holy islands; sanctified earthworks and cities; paths and trackways; places for demons and supernatural beings; the visible instances of the divine in hidden temples; and the holy places of the Celtic saints. Through these themes, supported by a wide-ranging gazetteer of sites, he reveals the continuing importance of the Celtic tradition to us today." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, light fading to color on half of the top of the text block, two small wrinkles on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears - taped, minor browning at top edge of flaps, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN THE GREAT WHITE LAND:  A TALE OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN., Stables, Gordon, Dr., R.N.  Illustrations by Ambrose de Walton.
14 Stables, Gordon, Dr., R.N. Illustrations by Ambrose de Walton. IN THE GREAT WHITE LAND: A TALE OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
Blackie & Son, London, n.d. 
288 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 3 b&w plates. The adventures of two boys, Charlie and Walt, who sail on the barque 'Walrus' to the Arctic and Antarctic. Browning to endpapers, very light browning to pages, lig ht browning small foxing marks and light soiling to edges of textblock, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page with tiny edge tear, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket several large chips, several closed tears - some archivally tape d , c r e a s e s on front panel, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel, light soiling on spine, crease down front flap, two tiny holes on front flap-fold. Scan shows the book without the dust jacket. Good+/Fair to Poor 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Stranger, Joyce. TROUBLE FOR PADDY JOE.
Collins, London, (1973), Ist edition. 
158 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Paddy Joe and his Alsatian, Storm, had lived with the Colonel and Tomkin ever since his grandmother's recent death. Now they were to go to an island off the west coast of Scotland for a holiday. It was a s uperb place for a holiday: beaches, woods, caves and plenty of wild life. And Paddy Joe and Storm found plenty of places to explore - until the day Storm disappeared. They searched and searched, and no trace of the dog could be found. B u t P a d d y J oe was determined not to give up, and finally he found Storm in a disused and forgotten tunnel. But Paddy Joe was now lost, too - no one knew where he was..." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, minor fading to edges of bo ar ds . Du st j ac ke t h as light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning, one tiny closed tear. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Talbot, Ethel; Methley, Violet M.; Burnett, Yelva; Wynne, May; Avery, Harold; Marchant, Bessie; Rutley, C. Bernard. EVERY GIRL'S BOOK OF STORIES.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, ca.1927. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. 6 colour plates, numerous b&w illustrations. Contents: The Ghost of the Camp; "The Ostrich"; A Princess from Kensington; Carol and the Cave-Ghost; Just Patsy's Way ; Two Christmas Frocks; The Young Pretender; It Was Up To Jill; The Green Necklace; Won By A Head; Prometheus and Pandora. Scattered faint foxing marks on pages, moderate edge wear to boards, a few tiny scuffs on boards, light rubbing, sma l l l i g h t liquid mark on front board and three on bottom of textblock/rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, wear and slight bumping at cornrs of boards, light to moderate rubbing/soiling on spine, tiny foxing marksd on edges of textblo ck . Go od + 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE TREASURE OF THE ISLE OF MIST:  A TALE OF THE ISLE OF SKYE.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 18., Tarn, W.W.
17 Tarn, W.W. THE TREASURE OF THE ISLE OF MIST: A TALE OF THE ISLE OF SKYE. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 18.
London Oxford University Press 1959 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Margery Gill. 
150 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by Margery Gill, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. First printing of this book in the Oxford Children's Library series (first published in 1919). "Fiona, living on the beautiful Isle of Skye with its caves and shores, its moorlands and ever-changing mists, sets out on a quest for faery treasure. Her search begins with her determination to find the Urchin who, because he has shot at birds with his catapult, has been carried away by the Little People. Under the wise guidance of the kind and learned Student, it develops into a search for something far more precious even than gold doubloons that the lively, down-to-earth Urchin himself would like to find. It is a haunting tale full of adventure, magic and mystery, of meetings with the strange Hawker, with faery folk, and with birds and beasts delightfully characterized. There is much humour and wisdom in it, and an underlying vein of poetry and imagination which enables the author to evoke most vividly the unique spirit of his much-loved Isle of Skye." Light browning to top/bottom edges of boards and on edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has soft crease at top of front flap, very light wear at top of spine and front flap-fold, slight fading on spine illustration. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Trimble, Berniece. REMEMBER WHEN - A COLLECTION OF PICTURES - A COLLECTION OF MEMORIES. A SEQUEL TO "BELFOUNTAIN" -- CAVES, CASTLES AND QUARRIES.
Erin, Ontario Self-published 1976 Soft Cover Very Good 
68 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. A collection of memories by the author and other residents of the Belfountain, Ontario area. Contents: Introduction and Acknowledgements; In the Beginning; Fond Memories of Belfountain; The Early 1900's; The Good Old Quarry Days; Ninety Years of Memories; Life by the Railway Tracks; People, Stamps and Postal Notes; Fun, Foolishness and Sorrow; The MacMillan Clan from Argyle; The Power of the Credit; Roads, Floods and Ice-Storms; God's Faithful Servant; The Rooster and I; School Days, School Days. Interior - previous owner's name in ink on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 'Belfountain' written in ink on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE., Wagner, Richard.  Translated by Margaret Armour.
19 Wagner, Richard. Translated by Margaret Armour. THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE.
London William Heinemann 1920 New Impression. Hard Cover Good+ Good- Arthur Rackham. 
160 pp, 10" H. Taupe-coloured cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board, black publisher's emblem on rear board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w vignettes, 34 colour plates, tipped in on heavy stock with borders, tissue covers bearing captions (collated). This book contains the first two parts of 'The Ring of the Niblung': 'The Rhinegold: Prelude' and 'The Valkyrie: First Day of the Trilogy'. 'Siegfried: Second Day of the Trilogy' and 'The Twilight of the Gods: Third Day of theTrilogy' are not included. This English translation of Richard Wagner's epic opera is enhanced by Arthur Rackham's beautiful, detailed illustrations, which bring to life the gods, goddesses, giants, dwarves and other inhabitants of the drama. The plates are all clean and bright, although one has four tiny flecks of skim from the facing tissue at the top (probably as a result of the tipping-in process), one has a very small crease at the bottom left-hand corner and another has a very tiny piece of edge wear. The card stock has darkened, as seems common with this production, affecting the adjacent pages (see photograph). Some pages have light wrinkling (no creases) - mainly at corners. Moderate browning to edges of text block. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Two margin tears (not affecting text or illustrations) have been repaired with archival tape. Dust jacket has very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning and some very light scuffs on spine, some light browning on panels, three water stains on spine - the largest and darkest at the bottom, light edge wear/wrinkling, small light stain on rear panel 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
THE TOM AUSTEN CANADIAN MYSTERY COLLECTION.  (CONTAINS:  MURDER ON THE CANADIAN; VANCOUVER NIGHTMARE; THE CASE OF THE GOLDEN BOY; AND, THE KOOTENAY KIDNAPPER.), Wilson, Eric.
20 Wilson, Eric. THE TOM AUSTEN CANADIAN MYSTERY COLLECTION. (CONTAINS: MURDER ON THE CANADIAN; VANCOUVER NIGHTMARE; THE CASE OF THE GOLDEN BOY; AND, THE KOOTENAY KIDNAPPER.)
Prospero, (Toronto, 1999), Ist printing. 
241 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. by Richard Row. "Now, for the first time, four of Wilson's bestselling Tom Austen mysteries are collected in a single, spectacular volume. In each of these gripping, suspenseful stories, a different region of Canada comes to life in settings so authentic that readers will share in every detail of these intriguing and exhilarating adventures." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. VG+/NF 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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