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1 THE DAUGHTER OF FANNY HILL.
(Bodero Editions, Montreal, Canada, n.d.) 
121 pp, mass market paperback. Part of the 'Aphrodite Collection'. Adult material. Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear/rubbing to spine, minor edge wear and very light rubbing to covers, spine is lightly cocked, creased and is lightly browned. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Aiken, Conrad. SELECTED POEMS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 First, limited edition. Hard Cover Fair Signed by Author
361 pp, 8 1/2" H. Green cloth spine with gilt lettering/decorative banding, patterned paper-covered boards. *Lacking the publisher's slipcase.* No. 3 of 210 copies, numbered and signed by Conrad Aiken on the limitation page. Aiken was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 'Selected Poems' in 1930. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Adrianne / on the way to / Hollywood / from / Philip Merivale / March : 1932". Philip Merivale was born in India, began his acting and screenwriting career in England, later moving to Los Angeles. This book is from the library of the actor Raymond Massey and we presume the 'Adrianne' of the dedication was Massey's first wife, Adrianne Allen (m.1929-1939). Ms. Allen is perhaps best known for her role in Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'. Following her divorce from Massey, Ms. Allen married American lawyer, William Dwight Whitney (and Massey married Whitney's ex-wife). In 1957 she joined her daughter, Anna Massey and Philip Merivale's son, John Merivale, in the Broadway production "The Reluctant Debutante", playing Sheila Broadbent, mother of the character played by Anna. Many pages have not been opened and others have rough edges from opening, several edge tears (archivally taped) or pieces missing from margins/corners between pages 329 & 336 - no text missing, age darkening to edges of text block - especially top of text block, moderate to heavy edge wear to boards - more at corners, browning to spine, light browning and some thin brown stains on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, line dent across bottom of text block, small bump at top edge of rear board. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN FAIRY TALES.  NEW SERIES., Andersen, Hans Christian.
3 Andersen, Hans Christian. GERMAN FAIRY TALES. NEW SERIES.
New York Leavitt & Allen 1871 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket S. Pesoa. 
380 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 13/16" H. Purple cloth with gilt & black decoration on spine and front board, blind stamp on rear board, blue endpapers. 6 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece. The publisher has taken liberties in titling these works of the beloved Danish author "German Fairy Tales". Contents; What the Moon Saw; The Story of the Year; She was Good for Nothing; "There is a Difference"; Every Thing in its Right Place; The Goblin and the Huskster; In a Thousand Years; The Bond of Friendship; Jack the Dullard. An Old Story told Anew; Something; Under the Willow-tree; The Beetle; What the Old Man does is Always Right; The Wind tells about Waldemar Daa and his Daughters; Ib And Christine; Ole the Tower-Keeper; The Bottle-Neck; Good Humor; A Leaf from the Sky; The Dumb Book; The Jewish Girl; The Thorny Road of Honor; The Old Gravestone; The Old Bachelor's Nightcap; The Marsh King's Daughter; The Last Dream of the Old Oak-tree. A Christmas Tale; The Bell-deep; The Puppet Showman; The Pigs; A Story from the Sand-dunes; The Bishop of Borglum and His Warriors; The Snow Man; Two Maidens; The Farmyard Cock and the Weathercock; The Pen and Inkstand; The Child in the Grave. Some areas of very light foxing on endpapers, light browning in margins of pages, one or two very small foxing marks thoughout pages, a few slight separations between page gatherings but holding firmly in binding, moderate to heavy browning to edges of text block, wrinkling and heavy wear at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, slight curl at corners of boards, heavy sun fading to spine, top edge of rear board and rear hinge, moderate general fading to boards, four pages with a faint imprint of laid-in fern leaf, four page leaves not trimmed during manufacture, very small area of surface paper loss in top margin of frontispiece. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
SWEET MONEY GIRL.  GOLD MEDAL ORIGINAL S642., Appel, Benjamin.
4 Appel, Benjamin. SWEET MONEY GIRL. GOLD MEDAL ORIGINAL S642.
Fawcett, Greenwich, Conn., c1954. 
206 pp, mass market paperback. "....a novel of New York crammed with the sights and sounds and colors of the main stem, a lyric tribute to garish Manhattan. In 'Sweet Money Girl', Bejamin Appel, acknowledged peer of Hemingway, Steinbeck and Cain, tells - with the strident power of the city itself - the story of Miss Broadway, on the prowl for the big money, and willing to pay for it on any man's terms. Now, on her return by popular demand, meet Hortense, the kind of girl who came alive only in the night, when all the neons were shining and all the pretty moths were fluttering. Meet Hortense, the miner's daughter, the Cinderella in a lonely bedroom, who searched for the city of enchantment - and found only a wilderness of con c r e t e . " Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, aa few soft creases on front cover, minor soiling, tiny scuff and minor browning on rear cover, minor rubbing . G oo d 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
5 Bacque, James. (Raoul Laporterie.) JUST RAOUL: THE PRIVATE WAR AGAINST THE NAZIS OF RAOUL LAPORTERIE, WHO SAVED OVER 1,600 LIVES IN FRANCE.
Prima, Rocklin, CA, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1559581425 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "In German-occupied France in 1940, only a few people refused to give up the great ideals of their country - liberty, equality, and fraternity. O ne of these was Raoul Laporterie. Starting right after the fall of France, he supplied false documents, money, transport, and shelter to more than 1,600 people. Those rescued were chiefly Sephardic Jews of Bordeaux, but also included a co v e y o f n uns, some French soldiers evading prison camps, and Allied flyers fleeing captivity. He was assisted by his wife, Laure, and his daughter, Irene, his employees in his clothing stores, and all the residents of the village of Bascons, ne ar t h e bo r de r between Occupied and Vichy France, where he was mayor. Risking death daily, Laporterie managed to outmaneuver and fool the Germans repeatedly. A true Christian, he loved others regardless of the consequences. Today, at ag e 9 4, he ha s rec ei ved m a ny honours from the governments of France and Israel. This is his dramatic story." Minor edge wear, minor browning on bottom front edge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light wrinkling/tin y te ar at bot to m of re ar f lap -f old, minor rubbing, very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
KING GEORGE VI:  A PICTORIAL RECORD OF HIS GREAT LIFE., Beckles, Gordon, introduction.  Tribute by Winston Churchill.  Message to the Nation by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
6 Beckles, Gordon, introduction. Tribute by Winston Churchill. Message to the Nation by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. KING GEORGE VI: A PICTORIAL RECORD OF HIS GREAT LIFE.
London Daily Express / London Express 1952 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
136 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w (and a few colour) photographs. "This volume is a tribute to his late Majesty King George VI, the sailor king who gave of himself unsparingly in the faithful service of his peoples. He lives on in the memories recalled by this book - memories of the fifteen years of his courageous reign, and earlier as the Duke of York. The boy, the young man with an eager heart, the husband and the father. An outstanding biography written and illustrated with sympathy and deep respect that will stir the hearts of the multitudes who loved him." Chapter headings: A Future King is Born; He is Crowned King; The King's Daughter Weds; The Last Years of His Great Life; Last Salute to a Great Monarch. Book is slightly bowed; previous owner's place, date and signature on front free endpaper; very small bump at top corner of approx first 30 pages; small bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has several large chips at edges - some with creases and tears, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, spine colour is faded from purple to grey, 2" tear with old tape on inside, some signs of wrinkling on panels - probably due to light dampness, light browning on inside and on flaps; light rubbing and several small scuffs on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
7 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A DAUGHTER OF HETH., Black, William (1841-1898).
8 Black, William (1841-1898). A DAUGHTER OF HETH.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good E. Welch Ridout. 
414 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** When a spirited Catholic orphan from France comes to live with her Presbyterian relatives in Scotland, she becomes interested in a married nobleman - tragedy ensues. The Scottish author, William Black, had a large output and was very popular in the 19th century. "A Daughter of Heth" was one of his most successful novels. 1933 Christmas gift inscrption in ink on half-title page with some ink offset on opposite page, light toning to margins of pages, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, small light scuff on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL., Brand, Max.
9 Brand, Max. FIGHTER SQUADRON AT GUADALCANAL.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1996. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1557500886 B&w photographs, maps. "(A)fter more than fifty years and a string of fortunate coincidences, Brand's stirring account of the 212th Marine Fighter Squadron's operations at Guadalc anal in 1942 has been set in print. Once of the very first examples of oral history, this treasure trove of personal and historical detail was the result of hundreds of hours of interviews with the pilots and ground crew of the 212th, as wel l a s w i th Marine infantrymen and Navy personnel, conducted soon after the events took place. Stories of thrilling, yet deadly, air-to-air combat are recounted in the words of the men who were there - who also share their innermost thoughts abo ut fe ar , c ou rage, and their resolve to defeat the Japanese. Lost when Brand was killed while covering the Italian campaign for Harper's magazine, this unique and important find wuld never have appeared in print except for a meeting of squadro n v e ter ans a nd the author's daughter. Graced with the poetic spirit and descriptive powers of his well-loved novels, Brand's account deserves a place among the classics of World War II literature for both its literary merit and its rich legac y of p erso nal ins igh ts i nto one of the pivotal campaigns of the Pacific War. In addition to being a revealing and informative historical bonanza, this work serves as a dramatic, inspirational testament to the men of an outstanding squadron wh o tri ump hed u nder dur ess, and to their legendary squadron commander, Lt. Col. Harold (Joe) Bauer, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor." Dust jacket has light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Brown, Linda Beatrice. CROSSING OVER JORDAN.
Ballantine, New York, (1995), Ist edition. 
290 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "With power and originality that sear the mind as they break the heart, Linda Beatrice Brown has written a deeply affecting novel about the hidden inheritance of slavery. From the waning of the Civil W ar to the early twenty-first century, 'Crossing Over Jordan' tells of the haunting drama that slavery sets in motion. It passes from one generation of women to another, until it finally explodes in the conflict between a mother and daughter caught in a vortex of torment, loss, and denial." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and light rubbing. NF/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE., Chalmers, Margaret Piper.
11 Chalmers, Margaret Piper. POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, c1944, reprint. 
322 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. "Friendly, cheerful Pollyanna is back again in this delightful new story, busier and more helpful than ever before. An this time she introduces to us a new heroine - ch arming Rosemary Lane, orphan daughter of a French mother and an American father. Discouraged and depressed, Rosemary is taken into Pollyanna's home, and under the loving guidance of her new friend changes from a sad, unhappy girl, to a fa s c i n a t i n g young woman. How this comes about; how Rosemary finds a long-lost relative; how she and the Pendletons mend broken hearts and lives; and what is the fate of the young men who fall in love with Rosemary, are all part of this story o f wo rt h- wh il e an d gallant people...." moderate browning to pages, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, edges of textblock browned, one tiny corner crease, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s lig ht edg e w ear /w rin kl ing - moderate at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a line of rubbing down spine - light color loss, very small faint lquid watermark on spine, a few closed tears - some with creases, a few very small chips at to p/bo tt om o f s pine , li ght rub bing . Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MY BOOK OF STORIES FROM THE POETS.  TOLD IN PROSE., Chaundler, Christine.  (Christina Rossetti, Adelaide Proctor, Chaucer, Southey, Longfellow, Tennyson, Spenser, Cowper, Byron, Browning, Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott, Leigh Hunt, Matthew Arnold, Keats, Thomas Moore, MacAulay, Shelley, et al.)
12 Chaundler, Christine. (Christina Rossetti, Adelaide Proctor, Chaucer, Southey, Longfellow, Tennyson, Spenser, Cowper, Byron, Browning, Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott, Leigh Hunt, Matthew Arnold, Keats, Thomas Moore, MacAulay, Shelley, et al.) MY BOOK OF STORIES FROM THE POETS. TOLD IN PROSE.
London Cassell Hard Cover Good No Jacket A.C. Michael, colour plates. 
320 pp, 9 3/8" H. No date. Pictorial spine and front board. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) - all present. The author presents 34 poems in prose form. Includes: Goblin Market (Christina Rossetti); The Bailiff's Daugher of Islington (Percy Reliques); The Knight's Tale (Chaucer); Evangeline (Longfellow); The Jackdaw of Rheims ("Ingoldsby Legends"); The History of John Gilpin (Cowper); The Prisoner of Chillon (Byron); The Raven (Coleridge); Young Lochinvar (Sir Walter Scott); Enoch Arden (Tennyson); The Forsaken Merman (Matthew Arnold); La Belle Dame Sans Merci (Keats); The Ancient Mariner (Coleridge); Paradise and the Peri (Thomas Moore); The Courtship of Miles Standish (Longfellow); Henry the Leper (Dante Gabriel Rossetti); The Sensitive Plant (Shelley); The Pet Lamb (Wordsworth), etc. Very light to light browning to pages and alittle more on endpapers, previous owner's completed bookplate on front free endpaper, one or two tiny foxing marks thoughout pages, some light to moderate browning/shelf soiling and a few small foxing marks on edges of text block, wrinkling and some wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners light fading/browning to spine colour, some varying size areas or colour loss on rear board, light rubbing to boards and on spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
13 Cleary, Frances. A POCKETFUL OF YEARS. ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK.
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Cook, Glen. DEADLY QUICKSILVER LIES. GARRETT P.I. SERIES.
New York ROC 1994 0451453050 / 9780451453051 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
347 pp, 6 7/8" H. "When 'Royalty' paid the tab, price wasn't the issue, survival was. And Garrett wasn't sure it was worth his life to take Maggie Jean on as his client. Not in a kingdom where the biggest con artists weren't human, magic could beat any weapon, and the local killers were built like tanks. Still, damsels in distress were Garrett's weakness, especially when they had all the right equipment in all the right places. And it seemed like a simple missing person's case: a vanished teenage daughter, a distraught mother trying to track her down. But when the mother used to be the mistress of the now defunct king, and when a guy they called the Rainmaker (a character so well connected even Garrett's friends didn't want to rat on him) was far too interested in Maggie and ready to see Garrett permanently removed from the case, he knew he'd have to call in some big favors just to keep his head on his shoulders, let alone to find a kid who probably didn't want to be found." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
RED IRON NIGHTS.  GARRETT P.I. SERIES., Cook, Glen.
15 Cook, Glen. RED IRON NIGHTS. GARRETT P.I. SERIES.
New York ROC 1991 0451451082 / 9780451451088 1st Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
270 pages, 6 13/16" H. "Blood-soaked blades had been taking their toll among the luscious lovelies in Garrett's home city of TunFaire. And though Garrett could be as civic-minded as the next guy - unless the next guy was Captain Block of the Watch - the private eye wasn't sure he really wanted to take on a serial killer psycho who did too good a carving job and never left any of the blood behind. Still, having Block pay him for his services with lots of ill-gotten government funds, and having his own partner, the Dead Man, strenuously urge him to take the case, proved an irresistible combination for Garrett. And so the top - and only - private eye around found himself lining up his allies for a search that would take him from the lowest slums to the highest estates, from confrontations with butterfly- and magic-spitting enemies to run-ins with the king of crime's wayward daughter to a final encounter with an ancient evil which had once again been loosed on his unsuspecting town." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft corner crease on front cover, small corner crease on rear cover - migrates into pages, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND:  FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME.  ADAPTED FOR YOUTH, SCHOOLS, AND FAMILIES.  A NEW EDITION, WITH CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE., Corner, Miss.
16 Corner, Miss. THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND: FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME. ADAPTED FOR YOUTH, SCHOOLS, AND FAMILIES. A NEW EDITION, WITH CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE.
Thomas Dean and Son, London, [1854], 30th thousand. 
328 pp + 54 pp "Questions" section + [12 pp] publisher's catalogue of "Educational and School Books" dated 1854. 4 b&w plates (including frontispiece) and fold-out map. A very Victorian history text for children. Excerpt: "The conduct of Anne Bol eyn was not very amiable, for in her anxiety to wear the crown, she had been wholly regardless of the feelings of the injured queen, whose life, shortened by grief, terminated soon afterwards; but she was severely punished for her selfish a m b i t i o n ; for she had not been the wife of the capricious monarch more than three years, when he fell in love with another lady, and speedily removed all impediments to a third marriage, by procuring witnesses to accuse his wife of treason, a nd s he w as b eh ea d ed after a short imprisonment in the Tower. This unfortunate lady left an infant daughter, who became afterwards Queen Elizabeth. The unfeeling king went out hunting on the day of Anne Boleyn's execution, and the next mor nin g h e m arr ied La dy Jan e Seymour, who died the following year, leaving an infant son, who reigned after his father's death, under the title of Edward the Sixth." List of author's publications is glued to front pastedown, previous owner's na me o n fr ee f ront end pape r, insi de hinges slightly weak - paper split - reglued, small area of browning to pages 94 & 95 due to laid-in old ticket, several pages with small edge/corner creases, light browning to pages; preliminary pages, fron tis a nd ti tle p age h ave l ight soi ling; tw o creases at top corner of page 307/8 - soft creases on adjacent pages, browning and darkening to edges of textblock, top 1/8" of spine missing - wear and fraying at bottom of spine, light rubbing on boards , disc olorat ion on rear board , a few ti ny s tains on spine, corners slightly bumped and have wear. Good- 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY:  THE LOST LEGACY OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE., Countess of Carnarvon.  (Lady Fiona Carnarvon.)
17 Countess of Carnarvon. (Lady Fiona Carnarvon.) LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY: THE LOST LEGACY OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE.
London Hodder & Stoughton 2011 1444730827 / 9781444730821 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page (signature only). "Almina was the illegitimate daughter of banking tycoon Alfred de Rothschild. She was his only daughter and he doted on her. She married the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, at 19, with an enormous dowry. At first, life at Highclere was a dizzying mix of sumptuous banquets for 500 and even the occasional royal visitor. Almina oversaw 80 members of staff - many of whom came from families who had worked at Highclere for generations. But when the First World War broke out, life at Highclere, both upstairs and downstairs, changed forever. History intervened and Almina and the staff of Highclere were thrown into one of the most turbulent times of the last century. Almina was forced to draw on her deepest reserves of courage in order to ensure her family, the staff and the castle survived. This is the remarkable story of a lost time. But Highclere remains and in this book, Lady Carnarvon weaves Almina's journey and those of her family into the heritage and history of one of England's most exquisite Victorian stately homes." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor to very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
18 Davidson, Avram/Asimov, Isaac, eds. (John Brunner, Djinn Faine, Will Stanton, Josef Nesvadba, Miriam Allen de Ford, Kris Neville, Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Grendel Briarton, Frederick Bland, Ethan Ayer.) Cover art by Ed Emsh. THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. INCLUDING VENTURE SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 22, NO. 6, WHOLE NO. 133. JUNE 1962.
Mercury Press, Concord, N.H., 1962. 
130 pp, soft cover (digest size). Contents: Such Stuff by John Brunner; Daughter of Eve by Djinn Faine; The Scarecrow of Tomorrow by Will Stanton; The Xeenemuende Half-Wit by Josef Nesvadba; The Transit of Venus by Miriam Allen de Ford; Power in the Blood by Kris Neville; The Troubled Makers by Charles Foster; Science: The Egg and Wee by Isaac Asimov; Books (department) by Alfred Bester; Ferdinand Feghoot: LI by Grendel Briarton; The Fifteenth Wind of March by Frederick Bland; The Diadem by Ethan Ayer; F&SF Marketplace; Index to Volume XXII. Interior - light browning to pages along with a few light foxing marks, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and cover edges, tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock and on rear cover/spine, very light edge wear - a little more on spine, very light rubbing, spine flat and a few small wrinkles. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE IN LOVE:  THE PRIVATE PASSIONS OF PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART., Douglas, Hugh.
19 Douglas, Hugh. BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE IN LOVE: THE PRIVATE PASSIONS OF PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART.
Alan Sutton, Stroud, 1995, first edition. 
242 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0750906057 B&w illustrations. "Starting from the inherited tendencies of his unstable mother, this book follows Charles's involvements with women, from the passionate, illicit affair with his cousin, Louise de Montbazon, following his return from the '45, which resulted in a son, and his cruel arrogance when he took a new mistress replacing her, to his rough treatment of Clementine Walkinshaw, who had nursed him in 1746, and w h o s a c rificed herself for him. She came to live with him, and bore him a daughter, the 'bonnie lass of Albany', his comfort when the dynastic marriage he eventually made with the young Princess Louise of Stolberg came apart, leaving him an e ld er ly cu ck ol d. Judged the wild man of Europe as a result of his scandalous behaviour, Charles's boorishness and drunkenness had cost him the stability he craved, and in his later years he was both ill and lonely, turning to his daughter to s ati sfy hi s lo ngi ng for the love that he had so easily cast aside in his earlier stormy relationships. She became the pride of his life, and when he died four years later, it was with the promise that she would be his rightful heir....this tim ely book pro vi des a re -ex amination of the Scottish hero whose flawed character and lack of success in love undoubtedly influenced his relations with the royal courts of Europe and played an important part in his role in the history of Scotl and and Engla nd, p erh aps contr ibut ing as much to the defeat of the Jacobite cause as 'Butcher' Cumberland's musket fire at Culloden." Samll bump at three corners, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/botto m of spi ne and flap- fold s, m inor r ubbin g. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PRISMS., Drummond, Rachael Manley.  (Rachel Manley.)
20 Drummond, Rachael Manley. (Rachel Manley.) PRISMS.
Jamaica Hyde, Held & Blackburn 1972 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Megan Brown. Signed by Author and Illustrator.
36 pp, 7 3/4" H x 8" W. Undated, but c1972. Signed on contents page: "Rachel Drummond" and "Megan Brown". The "Rachael" on the cover may have been a misprint as the author does not appear to have used this spelling before or after. Rachel Manley, daughter of Michael Manley, former prime minister of Jamaica, was married to George de Vere Drummond, a godson of King George VI, between 1971 and 1974. Her subsequent works have all been published under the name 'Rachel Manley'. This small volume contains 28 poems lithographed in variations of green & white, with green & white illustrations. Interior - slight indentation from the illustrators signature on two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at top of spine and three tiny corner creases on covers. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
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