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DRAY PRESCOT:  THE KROZAIR CYCLE.  3 VOLUME SET.  THE TIDES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 12) / RENEGADES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 13) / KROZAIR OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 14)., Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer).  (Dray Prescot.)
1 Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer). (Dray Prescot.) DRAY PRESCOT: THE KROZAIR CYCLE. 3 VOLUME SET. THE TIDES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 12) / RENEGADES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 13) / KROZAIR OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 14).
New York Daw First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Josh Kirby, Michael Whelan, Jack Gaughan. 
3 volume set - 7" H. 1. Dray Prescot: 12 - The Tides of Kregen, 208 pp - 1976, first printing. 2. Dray Prescot: 13 - Renegade of Kregen, 192 pp - 1976, first printing. 3. Dray Prescot: 14 - Krozair of Kregen, 223 pp - 1977, first printing. "Of all the honors that Dray Prescot, Earthman, had won during his fabulous adventures on Kregen, planet of Antares in Scorpio, none were valued by him more than his membership in the Order of the Krozairs of Zy. The Krozairs were the highest order of chivalry on that turbulent planet, dedicated men, warriors of stern conviction and unflinching hearts. Thus when the Krozairs in their hour of need called on all their far-flung members for aid, he should have come. But he did not. His return had been blocked by the anger of the mysterious Star Lords. Before Prescot could achieve redemption, he had two armies opposed to him, two warring kingdoms naming him outlaw, and only the tides of the seven moons as a weapon." Interiors - light toning to pages ans inside of covers, tiny soft bump at top corner of last few pages of volume 3, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - books are lightly cocked, light edge wear, very light creases on spines, some soft wrinkling/creasing on covers - more on front cover of volume 3, a few tiny corner creases. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Baden-Powell, Lord. Introduction by Lord Rowallan. BADEN-POWELL'S SCOUTING FOR BOYS. 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION.
London C. Arthur Pearson 1948 40th Anniversary Edition. Flexible cloth Covers Fair 
328 pp, 7 1/4" H. Red covers with black lettering on spine and front cover, black illustration on front. B&w frontispiece, drawings, diagrams. Interior - book cracked at two places - pages holding firmly, progressively smaller soft crease at top corner of pages 115 to 138, tiny bump to top corner of pages 227 to 282, very small crease/bump at bottom corner of first 25 pages, light staining to two 'notes' pages. Exterior - book is cocked, small crease at bottom corner of front cover, light edge wear, scattered small stains on rear cover, light creasing and a small tear on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Barber, Malcolm. THE TRIAL OF THE TEMPLARS.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998, reprint. 
312 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0521457270 "On 18 March 1314, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Templars, was burned at the stake. For almost two centuries the knights of the Order of the Temple had flourished during the Crusades in Palestine and Syria, and in the West, notably in France. But in 1307, the Templars in France were arrested by King Philip IV's officials in the name of the Inquisition, their property seized and the men charged with serious heresies, including the denial of Christ, homosexuality, and idol worship. Confessions, extracted under torture, were brought before royal and papal tribunals, but in 1310 a number of Templar brothers mounted a defence of their Order, refuelling the controveries which cont inued for a further four years before the final executions. Malcolm Barber's fascinating account, assessing the charges brought against the Order, once again puts the Templars on trial." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownersh i p m a r k s . Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
COURAGE IN THE AIR.  VOLUME I: CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland.
4 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland. COURAGE IN THE AIR. VOLUME I: CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075513765 B&w photographs. "These biographies bring to life the stories of those who fought in the air in the most spectacular of modern wars - World War I and II, and Korea. The dra ma, chivalry and honour of warfare in the air, as well as the danger and horror of battle, are captured in these pages. With an exciting and compelling journalistic style, Bishop has provided a worthy tribute to Canada's bravest and best air f o r c e veterans." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, a few small shallow dints, a few areas of light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN WINTER'S SHADOW., Bradshaw, Gillian.
5 Bradshaw, Gillian. IN WINTER'S SHADOW.
New York Simon & Schuster 1982 Book Club Edition Hard Cover 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
 
 
6 Cabell, James Branch. Signed. THE WORKS OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL. CHIVALRY: DIZAIN DES REINES. THE STORISENDE EDITION. VOLUME 5.
Robert M. McBride, New York, 1928, number 1077 of an edition of 1590 copies. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (dark green boards with gold lettering on spine and blind stamp of rearing horse on front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AT END OF AUTHOR'S NOTE. Contents: Precautional; The Prologue; The Story of Sestina; The Story of the Tenson; The Story of the Rat-Trap; The Story of the Choices; The Story of the Housewife; The Story of the Satraps; The Story of the Heritage; The Story of the Scabbard; The Story of the Navarrese; The Story of the Fox-Brush; The Epilogue. Interior - pages browning lightly, some pages unopened, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fore-edge and bottom edge of textblock browned, darkening to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing to bottom of boards and rear board surface, faint foxing marks on front board surface. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 Constantin-Weyer, M. THE HALF-BREED. HARLEQUIN 318.
Harlequin, Toronto, (1954). 
192 pp, mass market paperback. "...Against irresistible numbers, (Louis Riel) led his followers in the unequal but heroic struggle for supremacy. No more virile fighter and lover has come to life in the pages of modern fiction. Riel combined all the gallantry of his French blood, with the ferocity and cunning of his Indian forebears, and like many another brave man, his chivalry to women helped to undo him." Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous own ership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear - mainly on spine and rear cover, rear cover has light rubbing, light waviness, small corner crease (migrates into last few pages) and light staining at bottom section, small water stains to bottom of textblock, small letter 'S" written in ink on front cover. Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HELL-RAISERS OF HISTORY., Emmons, Earl H.  Illustrated by Herb Roth.
8 Emmons, Earl H. Illustrated by Herb Roth. HELL-RAISERS OF HISTORY.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1948. 
92 pp, including colophon, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (patterned paper-covered boards with title block on spine) in slipcase with pictorial title label on front. B&w illustrations. A collection of humorous verse. Contents: Jupiter - He Had Wom en on His Mind; Ulysses - His Heart Was True to Helen; Samson - He Just Didn't Like Philistines; David - Magnificent Sinner; Lancelot - Chivalry Should Begin at Home; Villon - Victim of Necessity; Bluebeard - Neatness Is Next to Godliness; H e n r y V I I I - Monarch of Marital Marathon; Cyrano - Fortune's Fabulous Phoney; D'Artagnan - Gascon Glamour Boy; Ben Franklin - America's Gift to Mankind; Casanova - Great Lover; Gasparilla - Pious Pirate; Geronimo - Juggernaut of Justice; Des pe ra te D es m on d - An Amatory Washout. Small area of soiling on either side of spine (due to handling when taking book out of slipcase), light browning to spine. Slipcase has light rubbing, light browning/darkening to edges, very light soilin g. Ve ry Goo d/V er y G oo d- 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS:  L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE., Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.  L.M.)
9 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
 
 
THE KILLING TIME: THE U-BOAT WAR 1914-18., Gray, Edwyn A.
10 Gray, Edwyn A. THE KILLING TIME: THE U-BOAT WAR 1914-18.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1972, book club edition. 
241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The explosion which followed Kapitanleutnant Schweiger's curt order to fire on the afternoon of 7 May 1915 far exceeded even his most fervid imaginings. For the torpedo which streake d away from U 20 in response to his command sent to the bottom of the sea the liner Lusitania and with her 1,195 innocent men, women and children, many of them citizens of neutral America and the howl of indignation which followed this cold-b l o o d e d atrocity resounded throughout the world...(The author) looks at the German side of the picture and in the process raises some very topical moral issues. When two countries are at war is it to be total or limited war and, if the latter, w ho i s to d e fine the limits? The problem was to bedevil the German Submarine Service throughout the First World War as the Kaiser and his Admirals weighed and reweighed the effects of the British blockade against the value of American neutra lit y a nd no in cid en t, except perhaps the invasion of Belgium, more clearly defined the problem than the sinking of the Lusitania. Edwyn Gray tells the exciting story of those extraordinarily brave submariners, some like Schweiger, utterly rut hles s, o the rs the very pa ragon of chivalry. Given the facts the reader is left ot make his own judgement as to the ethics of their behaviour..." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has large light wate rstai n at bott om of r ear f lap- fold/rear panel, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold has been colored in with black dye or ink. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Hopkins, Andrea. THE BOOK OF GUINEVERE, LEGENDARY QUEEN OF CAMELOT.
Prospero 1998 0886653584 / 9780886653583 Hard Cover 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
 
 
THE GRAIL LEGEND., Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise.  Translator: Andrea Dykes.
12 Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise. Translator: Andrea Dykes. THE GRAIL LEGEND.
Boston Sigo Press 1986 093843408X / 9780938434085 Second Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
452 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The Holy Grail and its quest is a legend which has had a powerful impact on our civilization and culture. The Grail itself is an ancient Celtic symbol of plenty as well as a Christian symbol of redemption and eternal life, the chalice which caught the blood of the crucified Christ. The story of the Grail sheds profound light on man's search for the supreme value of life, for that which makes life most meaningful. Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is meaningful to modern life. We encounter such universal figures as the Fool (the naive young Perceval), the Wise Old Man (the Hermit Gornemanz), the Virgin Maiden (Blancheflor), the Loathly Damsel, and such important themes as the Waste Land, the Trinity, and the vessel of the Grail. Weaving together narrative and interpretation, the authors show us how the legend reflects not only fundamental human problems but also the dramatic psychic events which form the background of our Christian culture." Interior - one tiny corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of text block, tiny dent at top of spine, very faint creases on spine, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE., Mark Girouard.
13 Mark Girouard. ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1983 0300031343 / 9780300031348 Updated edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
328 pp, 10 3/8" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, architectural drawings. "(B)egins with the general history of Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture and the ideas behind it. Girouard then describes the buildings that can be connected with Robert Smythson and his architect son and grandson, discussing their design and decoration, as well as the personalities who commissioned them. The Smythson patrons come vividly to life; the irascible Sir John Thynne, the neurotic classicist and industrial tycoon Sir Francis Willoughby, the conscientious and harassed Earl of Shrewsbury, and, above all, three generations of the Cavendish family - the formidable Bess of Hardwick, Sir Charles Cavendish with his curious taste for sham castles, and the cavalier Duke of Newcastle with his passion for horses and the haute-ecole." Contents: Introduction; Longleat; Wardour & Wollaton; Worksop & Related Houses; Hardwick; Robert Smythson: The Later Houses; Bolsover Castle & the Revival of Chivalry; The Buildings of John Smythson; Robert Smythson: A Summing Up; Appendix I. The Letters from Smythson & Maynard to Thynne; Appendix II. The Building Chronology of Bolsover Castle; Appendix III. The Smythson Family Tree & the Later Smythsons; Notes to the Text; List of Illustrations; Index of Names and Place; Subject Index. Large gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate title page, very light edge wear, two small corner creases, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease at top edge of rear panel, light rubbing and faint writing/line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
14 Matthews, John. Foreword by Mildred Leake Day. GAWAIN: KNIGHT OF THE GODDESS. RESTORING AN ARCHETYPE.
Wellingborough Aquarian Press 1990 085030783X / 9780850307832 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
208 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Gawain was once the most important knight at Arthur's court, a shining example of all that was best in chivalry at the time. However, as the popularity of the Arthurian romances grew the character of Gawain diminished, leaving him represented as a villain rather than as Champion of the Goddess. How this transformation came about, and the reasons why, are explored here. In this deeply researched volume (Matthews) examines all the known texts relating to Gawain, beginning with early Celtic references and working through the Latin romances and the vivid stories of the Middle Ages, including the famous 'Morte d'Arthur' of Sir Thomas Malory. From these texts the author has rediscovered the original Gawain - a figure of great mythical, magical and historical importance. Gawain's many adventures and several identities are studied in detail, providing a completely fresh and exciting appraisal of the texts in question, and this works adds considerably to our understanding of the Arthurian cycle and Gawain's part in it. It also contains a thorough investigation of the actual site of the famous 'Green Chapel' and the first English translation of the fragmentary medieval text 'The Childhood of Gawain'." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, light browning to edges of text block - migrates into page margins, light remainder mark on bottom of text block, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, very small printing ink stain in margin of page 169. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has some light wrinkling at top edge, very light rubbing and faint line indents on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Norman, Vesey. ARMS AND ARMOUR. PLEASURES AND TREASURES SERIES.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1967, reprint. 
128 pp, 8vo (8 3/8"H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. Chapter headings: Mail and Its Development; Armour in the Age of Chivalry; War and Tournaments in the Early Renaissance; The Fi nest Achievements in Armour-Design; Armour Becomes Obsolete; The Sword and Dagger; Other Weapons. Light edge wear. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ROBIN HOOD., Pakenham, Antonia.  (later Antonia Fraser.)  Illustrated by Geoffrey Whittam.
16 Pakenham, Antonia. (later Antonia Fraser.) Illustrated by Geoffrey Whittam. ROBIN HOOD.
Heirloom Library, London, 1957. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover (patterned green boards) in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, 8 colour plates plus b&w drawings. "In this exciting new version, specially written for the Heirloom Library, Robin pits his wits against the Norman tyrants - Prince John, his barons, Oswald Montdragon and Guy of Gisborne, and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham - in a series of exciting escapades. An ambush in the green depths of Sherwood, which leaves the Sheriff the lighter of his money-bags, a n assault on the mighty fortress of Gisborne to rescue Will Scarlett, the winning of Maid Marian from the clutches of the Normans - these are some of the adventures which involve Robin, Will, Little John, Friar Tuck, Alan-a-Dale and the oth e r b o l d S axons. Life in Sherwood is merry, with mead and ale, and good venison from the royal deer; and there are the tournaments in Nottingham to provide excitement - particularly when Prince John offers a Silver Arrow for the finest marksm an i n B ri ta in , a nd Robin decides to test his skill in spite of the price on his head...." Minor browning a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of textblock, wrinkling and browning at top/bottom of spine, spine is lightly faded. Dus t j ac ket is pr ice c lip ped, has very small chips/tears and moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny foxing marks and very light soiling on rear panel, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, a few sma ll scuf fs o n sp ine, tw o sm all dye marks on front panel small tear on each flap-fold. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES:  THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE., Prestwich, Michael.
17 Prestwich, Michael. ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1996 0300064527 / 9780300064520 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
396 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)e-creates the real experience of medieval warfare, examining how men of all ranks of society were recruited, how troops were fed, supplied and deployed, the development of new weapons, and the structures of military command. (The author) challenges many common assumptions about medieval warfare. He shows that medieval commanders were capable of far more sophisticated strategy than is usually assumed: spies were an important part of the machinery of war, and the destruction of crops and burning of villages were part of a deliberate plan to force a foe to negotiate, rather than an indication of lack of discipline. Sieges, often lengthy and expensive, were more prevalent than physical battles. And in actual engagement the mounted knight was never as dominant as is often supposed: even in the twelfth century, many battles were won by unmounted men. Written by a leading scholar of the period and rich with anecdote and illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the social history of war in the Middle Ages." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DRAGONLANCE.  THE WARRIORS SERIES, VOLUMES 2-6.  VOL. 2. MAQUESTA KAR-THON.  VOL. 3. KNIGHTS OF THE SWORD.  VOL. 4. THEROS IRONFELD.  VOL. 5. KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE.  VOL. 6. LORD SOTH.  5 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Rabe, Jean; Daniell, Tina; Green, Roland; Perrin, Don; van Belkom, Edo.
18 Rabe, Jean; Daniell, Tina; Green, Roland; Perrin, Don; van Belkom, Edo. DRAGONLANCE. THE WARRIORS SERIES, VOLUMES 2-6. VOL. 2. MAQUESTA KAR-THON. VOL. 3. KNIGHTS OF THE SWORD. VOL. 4. THEROS IRONFELD. VOL. 5. KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE. VOL. 6. LORD SOTH. 5 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
Lake Geneva, WI TSR First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Jeff Easley, cover art. Valerie A. Valusek, b&w interior art. 
Five volumes of the Warriors series - volumes 2 - 6, 7" H. **Volume 1 is not included in this grouping.** Volume 2. Maquesta Kar-Thon - 315 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0786901349. "The minotaur lord Attat has given (Maquesta Kar-Thon's) father a slow-acting poison, and is withholding the antidote until Maq captures the deadly sea monster Morkoth for his private zoo. To accompany her on this voyage, Attat sends along the renegade minotaur Bas Ohn-Koraf and a shadow-person warrior, Ilyatha. As the 'Perechon' races to complete its quest, it is beset by pirates, attacked by Blood Sea imps, and tangles with kuotoa. Maq must not only fight these enemies but prove herself to the crew. Through it all, the image of her dying father bears down on her." Volume 3. Knights of the Sword - 314 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0786902027. "The Knights of Solamnia were the greatest order of chivalry in the history of Krynn. This is the second tale of Sir Pirvan the Wayward, whose reluctant and inauspicious beginnings bore few clues to his potential as a Knight of the Sword or as a knight of the Crown, nor as a mentor for another similarly dubious prospect for Krynn's greatest order of chivalry." Volume 4. Theros Ironfeld - 316 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 078690481X. "As a boy, Theros Ironfeld was captured and pressed into service under the minotaurs. As a man, he first fought draconians to a standstill in Solace, and later, by mysterious means, acquired a silver arm. And when the evil dragons came to conquer, he was the only man who could forge the fabled dragonlances necessary to defeat them." Volume 5. Knights of the Rose - 316 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0786905026. "This is the third tale of Sir Pirvan the Wayward, whose inauspicious beginnings bore few clues to his potential as a knight of the highest order. In a time when others of Solamnia had become corrupt and self-serving, Sir Pirvan maintained the dignity of the Order, walking the fine line between personal codes of honor and loyalty, and diplomacy and duty." Volume 6. Lord Soth - 313 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0786905190. "There once was a mighty warrior whose jealous passions and neglect of duty led him to lose all that was dear to him - his love, his life, his very spirit. His tale is a descent into darkness and evil. His name was Lord Soth, and this is his story." Interiors - very light browning to margins of pages, light browning to inside of covers on two vols., otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, slight lean/twist to some spines; vol. 4 has some browning on parts of the edges of text block, a faint creases down the spine and a partial large label from bookstore on front cover; minor soiling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL PALACES:  WINDSOR CASTLE - A SHORT HISTORY., Robinson, John Martin.
19 Robinson, John Martin. ROYAL PALACES: WINDSOR CASTLE - A SHORT HISTORY.
Michael Joseph / Royal Collection, London, 1996. 
144 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071814158X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Continuously used by British monarchs since the Middle Ages, Windsor Castle is an architectural epitome of the nation's history. Its sk yline of battlements, turrets and the great Round Tower is instantly recognizable throughout the world. In this book, which includes over 150 colour illustrations, architectural historian John Martin Robinson describes the history of this mo s t s p l e n did and significant of European royal palaces. From its beginnings as a Norman defensive fortification, medieval expansion converted the Castle into a vast Gothic palace, of which St George's Chapel is the principal surviving archite ct ur a l gl or y. Charles II reconstructed the Upper Ward, employing architect Hugh May and craftsmen such as Verrio and Grinling Gibbons to create new baroque state apartments. With subsequent remodelling by George IV and his architect Jeffry Wy atv ill e, t his wa s t r ansformed again into a truly magnificent palace that became the principal seat of the monarchy. In Queen Victoria's reign the social life of the Castle settled into a pattern which is familiar today. Windsor is the sett ing for roy al fami ly l ife, s tate visits of foreign monarchs and the annual celebration of the Order of the Garter, one of the oldest orders of Christian chivalry, and one with which the Castle is specially associated. This fascinating story of the Cas tle inc ludes the acqui sit ion by successive monarchs of its artistic treasures, such as the Old Master drawings and French decorative art, that now form an incomparable part of the Royal Collection." Small bump to top corner of both bo ards, bott om o f sp ine bu mped. Dust jac ket has wrinkling at top of flap-folds and at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE RHINE., Ruland, Wilhelm.
20 Ruland, Wilhelm. LEGENDS OF THE RHINE.
Stollfuss Verlag, Bonn, n.d., 3rd edition. 
288 pp, 6 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A collection of myths and legends, gathered under the headings: The Source of the Rhine; The Upper Rhine; The Romantic Rhine; The Lower Rhine. "The legends of the Rhine are interwove n with the history of centuries. Long forgotten figures arise out of the misty past and bring back life to the ancient walls as they stride along the castles and cathedrals. Marching songs and wedding bells resound again! One hears again t h e g u r g le of the moss covered spring and in the forest the huntsman's horn reverberates through the trees and spears whirl through the air; royal crowns sparkle in the magic twilight...." Bump at bottom of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket h a s bu mp at b ot to m of spine, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, a few very tiny dints on front panel. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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