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SPLENDOUR AT COURT:  DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700., Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.
1 Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna. SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.
London Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition. 1987 0713526610 / 9780713526615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(P)rovides a lively picture of contrasting courtly scenes through the ages. It takes us from the paralysingly formal Court of Queen Anne to the outlandish ostentation of fifty years later when the Prince of Wales's dancing feet twinkled with 30,000 Pounds worth of diamonds attached to his shoe buckles. It conjures up the social butterflies of the Victorian age and a young debutante in the 1920's having difficulty tucking the essential three white feathers into her fashionably bobbed hair style. The fairy tale dresses and gold encrusted uniforms described and illustrated in this book have echoed or defied the fashions of the world right up to the present day. The last debutante to be presented at Court left Buckingham Palace in 1958, but in ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament courtly costume and tradition still linger with us." Spine is slightly twisted, minor toning on pastedowns. Dust jacket has light wear at bottom of front flap-fold, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Axelrod, Alan, commentary. Arrangements by Dan Fox. SONGS OF THE WILD WEST.
New York Metropolitan Musem of Art / Simon & Schuster 1991 0671747754 / 9780671747756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). Decorated endpapers, profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "Nothing captures the spirit of the Old West better than the jaunty tunes and classic ballads the cowboys and settlers sang, songs richly represented in this visually stunning volume. Panoramic in scope, the 45 songs, coupled with works of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, chronicle the stirring saga of westward expansion and reflect every facet of life during one of the most exciting periods in our nation's history. The lore of the West intrigued many artists, and the works featured include paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and N.C. Wyeth, as well as a myriad of fascinating artifacts: saddles, spurs, guns, guitars, a stagecoach ticket, a Navajo blanket, and other objects that provide a vivid picture of life in the West. A lively and intriguing text further illuminates this bygone world, exploring the history of the songs, their lyrics, the accompanying art, and the development of the West. The music, arranged for beginning to intermediate musicians and accompanied by chords for the guitar or banjo, is suitable for piano, organ, violin, or recorder." Includes: Across the Wide Missouri; The Big Corral; Billy the Kid; Blood on the Saddle; The Boll Weevil; Bucking Bronco; Buffalo Gals; The Buffalo Hunters; Bury Me Not in the Lone Prairie; Cavalry Charge; Chopo; Cielito Lindo; Cindy; The Colorado Trail; Cotton-Eyed Joe; The Cowboy; Cowboy Jack; Cowboy Lullaby; The Cowboy's Lament; The Day of '49; Down in the Valley; Git Along, Little Doggies; Goodbye, Old Paint; Ho! Westward Ho!; Home on the Range; I Ride an Old Paint; Jack O'Diamonds; Jesse James; Night-Herding Song; The Old Chisholm Trail; Old Dan Tucker; Old Texas; Patsy Ory Ory Aye; The Railroad Corral; The Rainbow Cradle; Sam Bass; The Strawberry Roan; Sweet Betsy From Pike; Tenting on the Old Campground; The Texas Cowboy; The Texas Rangers; The Wabash Cannonball; The Wells and Fargo Line; The Yellow Rose of Texas; The Zebra Dun. Minor rubbing on glossy boards, 2" faint line indentation on fron board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three tiny scuffs on front flap fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Christensen, Carl C.; Bobe, Louis; Weilbach, Fr. FREDERICKSBERG: VEJEN GAAR, MIN TRO, OVER VESTERBRO.
Kobenhavn H. Hagerups 1937 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
304 pp, 10 1/2" H. Dark green leather spine and corners - spine has four raised bands, gilt titling and four blind stamped foral emblems in diamonds - marbled paper on boards. Front cover from original paperbound book has been bound in and is lovely and bright. **Danish text.** Four colour plates (including frontispiece) tipped on dark brown stock with black borders and captions. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Indhold: Carl C. Christense: Vejen gaar, min Tro, over Vesterbo; Frederiksberg Alle; Solbjerg - Ny Hollaender By - Frederiksberg. Adjunkt Fr. Weibach: Frederiksberg Slot. Dr. Louis Bobe: Frederiksberg Slot; Frederiksberg Have og Sondermarken; Bakkenhuset. Carl C. Christensen: Frederiksberg By of dens Beboere. Billedfortegnelse. Register. Minor edge wear, minor rubbing on spine raised bands. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
A BROTHER FOR HUGH., Coles, Manning.  Dust jacket art by Bip Pares.
4 Coles, Manning. Dust jacket art by Bip Pares. A BROTHER FOR HUGH.
Hodder & Stoughton, Toronto, 1947, first Canadian edition. 
278 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket (original $2.50 price on front flap). "Life for James Hyde, millionaire tanner, was dull and drab up to his fiftieth year but when he changed places with Hugh Selkirk, a gentleman adventurer, thing s began to happen. He encounters the Gatello gang, South American crooks; attempts to avenge a murder and takes part in the recovery of Joachim von Ribbontrop's three millions and a couple of diamond necklaces deposited in an Argentine bank, t h e n s tolen and brought to London. Whimsical Tommy Hambledon, of British Intelligence, enters the case and is assisted by Inspector Bagshott of Scotland Yard. In the merry chase of money and murder they have many hairbreadth escapes and once ag ai n To m my proves his courage and resourcefulness. The bored millionaire of changed identity enjoys every minute of this terrific game of hide and seek with gunmen, hijackers, corpses and such, and so should every Manning Coles fan. Another thr ill in g H am ble don story." One very small corner bump, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, two very small stains on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, fading of color at trop of spine (1/4" strip), small label fro m bo okst ore at bot tom of free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, small crease at top corner of pages 241 to 248, darkening to top of text block - light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block with very small light stain on bott om. Dust jack et h as l ight edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and edge tears, small piece missing from top of spine, light browning, front hinge has been archivally repaired - front panel was detached from spine, now in mylar jacket. Good+ /Goo d- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE MOONSTONE., Collins, Wilkie.
5 Collins, Wilkie. THE MOONSTONE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A. Pearse. 
664 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt, ribbon bookmark. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** A will, leaving a sacred diamond sacked from a temple in India to 18-year-old Rachel Verinder, leads to theft, recriminations, suicide and murder before Franklin Blake, with the assistance of Sergeant Cuff, uncovers the truth. 1936 gift inscription in ink on verso of frontispiece, browning and some tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear to covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF., Hamilton, Duncan.
6 Hamilton, Duncan. THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF.
London Century 2011 1846058139 / 9781846058134 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
311 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "October 17, 1898, en route to Paris's Gare du Nord station, the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland's jewels were stolen from her train carriage. More than forty pieces, worth nearly 2 million Pounds today, disappeared that night, and the perpetrator along with them. It would become one of the most widely reported heists of the late Victorian era, but what no one knew was that the man who committed this most daring and well-planned theft had already committed nine almost identical crimes. A man who wore bespoke suits and handmade shoes; who used a dozen pseudonyms to dust over his tracks; who belonged to three smart London clubs and lived in the luxury of West End hotels; whose staple diet was champagne and whisky; who was pursued by London's top detectives for five and a half years and - by their own admission - proved smarter than them. A man who fell so much in love with a woman that he would steal and lie for her, only to be betrayed by her." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Kimmel, Eric A. THE VALIANT RED ROOSTER. A STORY FROM HUNGARY.
New York Henry Holt 1995 0805027815 / 9780805027815 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Katya Arnold. 
Unpaginated (approx. 30 pp), square (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated in vibrant colour. "While pecking through the dirt to find the grain that keeps him and the kindly old woman with whom he lives alive, the Valiant Red Rooster finds a diamond button. His troubles are over! They will never be hungry again. But a greedy sultan wants the diamond for himself and commands his soldiers to take it. How the rooster gets his button back is the substance of this story in which right and justice prevail over power and greed. Marvelous occurrences, funny details, and surprising twists of events will keep young readers eagerly turning the pages right until the final, hilarious end." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small area of color loss in printing process on rear panel, a few minor rub lines on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Mowat, Farley SIBIR: MY DISCOVERY OF SIBERIA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good- Signed by Author
313 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). Map endpapers, 2 b&w maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "In over 29,000 miles of Siberian travel over mountains, steppes, taiga and tundra, the author visited regions not seen by any westerner since 1917, including the diamond mines at Mirny; the golden Kolyma; the new Leningrad; and Tchersky, once the most remote place of exile in all Russia but now a burgeoning new city on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Lively, anecdotal, highly personal, Mowat's graphic prose brings to life a people who share the top of the world with us, their hopes and aspirations, their humour, their dedication to the dramatic awakening of 'Sibir' - The Sleeping Land." Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of endpapers. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds with some very small tears and chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO., Neff, Terry Ann R.
9 Neff, Terry Ann R. WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO.
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry 1997 0821225197 / 9780821225196 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Barbara Karant, photograper. 
127 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "This renowned doll house, conceived as a fairy castle, is one of the most beloved permanent displays at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. A gift to the museum from Colleen Moore, star of the silent-film era and the original 'flapper', the Fairy Castle has appealed to the imaginations of thousands of children since 1949. Moore's dream was to create a castle decorated with fairy-tale themes, miniaturized to the scale of one inch to one foot. She spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and seven years making her dream come true - hiring Hollywood set designers and craftsmen to create the castle's fourteen splendid rooms and exquisite furnishings, and gathering antique miniature treasures from all over the world. The minute and precious detail of this cherished residence of Moore's imaginary fairy prince and princess has been captured in beautiful color photography, giving the reader a close-up tour of the nine-foot-square and twelve-foot-high castle's rooms and their treasures. We enter the miniature palace of make-believe through the Magic Garden, with its working fountain and weeping willow tree that cries 'real tears': travel through the Library of diminutive books, with contributions from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, and others: move on to the Great Hall, with its tiny paintings, dainty chandeliers made of diamonds and emeralds, Cinderella's glss slippers, and more: and explore the castle's wonders from top to bottom. (Includes) an illustrated biography of Colleen Moore's colorful life." Light waviness to edges of text block, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board , minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, faint rub line down front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE PENNY HISTORIES:  A STUDY OF CHAPBOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS OVER TWO CENTURIES., Neuburg, Victor E.
10 Neuburg, Victor E. THE PENNY HISTORIES: A STUDY OF CHAPBOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS OVER TWO CENTURIES.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1969 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, 12mo (7" H), red cloth spine with lettering/border in gold, cream paper-covered boards reproducing the illustration from the dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "For this, the second volume in Milestones in Children's Literature, Victor E. Neuburg has written an admirable study of the famous 'penny histories' or chapbooks which formed almost the entire reading matter of the poorer people in eighteenth-century England. At a time when children's literature had a strong religious and didactic basis, these little paperbound books, however crudely produced and illustrated, kept alive traditional tales of romance and adventure, and fed the imagination of young and old alike. Facsimiles of seven of the 'penny histories' are included in the present volume, and there is a detailed bibliography of source material." The chapbooks included in facsimile reproduction are: The History of Guy of Warwick; Fairy Stories; The Interesting Story of the Children in the Wood; An Elegy on the Death and Burial of Cock Robin; A Peep at the Various Nations of the World; Toads and Diamonds; The Rod. Includes a section on chapbooks in America. Tiny mark on verso of free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CREATURE IN THE MAP:  A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO., Nicholl, Charles.
11 Nicholl, Charles. THE CREATURE IN THE MAP: A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO.
New York William Morrow 1995 0688146007 / 9780688146009 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
398 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "In May 1595, a hundred Englishmen - 'gentlemen, soldiers, rowers, boat-keepers, boys, and of all sorts' - rowed up a river in South America in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado. They were led by Sir Walter Ralegh, forty years old, ready to hazard his fading reputation on this doomed gamble. Four hundred years later Charles Nicholl follows their trail into the strange terrain of this enduring international obsession. The journey begins with Ralegh's curious 'charte' in the British Museum and leads through the labyrinthine delta of the Orinoco River and up into the rugged Guiana highlands of southern Venezuela, the setting of Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'. A night with a Warao tobacco shaman, an encounter with the jungle-hermit Laime, bush pilot Jimmy Angel's stories of earlier days, life in the shantytowns of the region's gold diggers - these color and deepen the book's intense recollection of that original Elizabethan expedition. In this vivid reconstruction, Nicholls blends historical scholarship with idiosyncratic reportage in a unique and fascinating mix." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, slight fading to some of the spine and front hinge colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHERE THERE'S A WILL..., Phillips, Edward.  Inscribed by author.  Dust jacket art by Tibor and Peter Kovalik.
12 Phillips, Edward. Inscribed by author. Dust jacket art by Tibor and Peter Kovalik. WHERE THERE'S A WILL...
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1984, first edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ___ AND ____ ________ - WHO KNEW ME WHEN - MUCH LOVE - EDWARD O. PHILLIPS, APRIL 13/84. ISBN 0771069994 When an elderly man decides he needs a great deal o f money for a project to immortalize his name, he uses a power of attorney to "systematically liquidate his ailing mother's sizeable estate. The plan is foolproof, and Frank begins peddling his mother's diamonds, her Royal Doulton china, s i l v e r G e o rgian tea service, and her stocks and bonds for cash. But when an unforeseen event threatens the success of his grand swindle, Frank suddenly finds himself in the midst of a sinister plot of concealment and false identities. Surel y on e of f i ct io n' s most dastardly rogues, Frank's chameleon qualities and irresistible charm have always got him what he wants. But this time he lands in a fix which tries his cleverest schemes, and he soon finds himself besieged by a nosy a un t, a mor all y upr igh t s ister, a lusty ex-wife, and his Cousin Estelle, an aging operatic diva who pays an unexpected and ill-timed visit...." Book slightly cocked, light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top /bo tto m of s pine a nd f lap- fold s including tiny chips/tears, light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VOGUE KNITTING STITCHIONARY 2.  THE ULTIMATE STITCH DICTIONARY FROM THE EDITORS OF VOGUE KNITTING MAGAZINE.  VOLUME TWO. CABLES., Scott, Carla, et al.
13 Scott, Carla, et al. VOGUE KNITTING STITCHIONARY 2. THE ULTIMATE STITCH DICTIONARY FROM THE EDITORS OF VOGUE KNITTING MAGAZINE. VOLUME TWO. CABLES.
Sixth & Spring, New York, 2006, first edition. 
200 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1931543895 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and patterns. "Finally, the cable reference that every knitter craves! Vogue Knitting, the most trust ed name in knitting, presents the 'Vogue Stitchionary, Volume 2: Cables': Tried-and-true cables from the pages of Vogue Knitting magazine; 200 designs for knitters of every skill level, in chapters arranged thematically: Easy, Diamonds & Pr e t z e l s , B raids, Allover, and Combinations; Patterns include written instructions as well as charts; Crisp full-color photography of a sample swatch of each pattern; Patterns arranged within chapters, from easiest to most challenging. Let yo ur i ma gi na ti on ru n wild with more than 200 cables to knit and enjoy." Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CORPSE IN HANDCUFFS., Smith, Frank A.  Cover art by Barbara Walton.
14 Smith, Frank A. Cover art by Barbara Walton. CORPSE IN HANDCUFFS.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, (1969), Ist Canadian edition. 
176 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Why would anyone throw away 100,000 pounds in diamonds? Who were the mysterious couple in the black Fiat? Why did a man end his days as a flaming, human torch? When Catherine Cherwick, daughter of an American diplomat, is spirited away from an exclusive private school on the eve of important East-West trade talks, these are just some of the questions facing Superintendent Pepper of the Special Branch. The superintendent follows a tortuous pa th, leading not only through the underworld of London, but deeper, much deeper into that twilight world of international intrigue and sudden death. It is here that he must match wits with an opponent who is a master in his craft, one who is bent on destroying Pepper and all that he stands for." Previous owner's name and initials on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a few small closed tears, tiny chip at top of front flap-fold, light to moderate rubbing, light soiling on rear panel. VG/G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Trollope, Anthony. THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS.
New York Modern Library Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
727 pp, 7 1/4" H. Modern Library Book 251. "(A) novel about the beautiful but unconscionable Lady Lizzie Eustace and the greed that led her to theft and disaster." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, tiny corner and tiny edge bump on front board, previous owner's name in pencil on half-title page. Dust jacket has been price- clipped, has slight fading on spine, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge tears and chips, light to moderate rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
16 Wells, H. G. Selected and introduced by Tim Heald. H.G. WELLS SHORT STORIES.
London Folio Society 1991 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jonathan Hitchen. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), full pale brown cloth with a design in silver and dark brown by Hitchen; dark brown endleaves, dark brown slipcase. 12 leaves of two-colour lithographic plates. Contents: Introduction; The Empire of the Ants; A Vision of Judgment; The Door in the Wall; The Country of the Blind; The Stolen Bacillus; The Flowering of the Strange Orchid; A Deal in Ostriches; The Diamond Maker; Aepyornis Island; The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes; The Lord of the Dynamos; The Moth; The Treasure in the Forest; The Plattner Story; The Argonauts of the Air; The Story of the late Mr Elvesham; The Cone; The Reconciliation; Little Mother up the Morderberg; The Man who could work Miracles; The Truth about Pyecraft; A Dream of Armageddon. Slipcase has minor rubbing. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 27.50 USD
 


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