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1 Donachie, David. NELSON: BREAKING THE LINE.
London Orion 2002 0752846817 / 9780752846811 Soft Cover Very Good+ Geoff Hunt cover art. 
400 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w maps. "It is 1799 and after Nelson's victory in the Nile he is feted at home as our greatest of heroes. Further victories against the French raise his popularity with the public at large to a fever pitch. However, at court, Nelson's ego and his love for the sultry Emma Hamilton, seen as little more than a whore by the courtiers surrounding George III, dog his progress. Yet with the war against France reaching its crucial stages, his country needs him more than ever. Perhaps with one more great victory he will be finally accepted at the heart of society. From the smoke of war, to the perfume of the court, and from the wilds of the Atlantic to the vicissitudes of sun-drenched Naples, this is the story of a great hero, a doomed love affair and a war that stretched across the world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor crease at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NOTHING MORE TO DECLARE., Holmes, John Clellon.
2 Holmes, John Clellon. NOTHING MORE TO DECLARE.
Andre Deutsch, 1968, first U.K. edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "....an account of living and writing by one of the Beat generation, a friend of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and others less famous but no less interesting and significant - and it makes nonsense of the game of 'generationing' by speaking to everyone, anywhere. It begins with four intimate portraits: Ginseberg, Kerouac, Gershon Legman and Jay Landesman, whom John Clellon Holmes met in his early twenties and recognized at once as people he wanted to know well. It was not long before they had all been labelled 'the Beats', but a label is only what the outsider sees. Here we are shown the living reality to which it was attached and are told what it felt like to wear it - and to peel i t off, which is what, as he approached his forties, Mr Holmes discovered that he had done. He is without pomposity and doesn't tell us what we expect to read. He remebers what it was like to sigh after Carole Lombard and to long to be Hum p h r e y B o g art, as well as what it was like to learn how to write. He remembers what his friends brought home from the grocer as well as what they said about communism and sexual freedom. Summing up the sexual revolution, he digs into the ex pe ri en ce o f l iv in g it and makes generalisations seem empty. Pondering on Kennedy's assassination he produces from his personal reaction an interpretation of Oswald so preceptive that it jolts. And assessing the nature of a writer's life a nd the ro le of sp oke sma n, he comes quickly to the conclusion that 'fame, ambition, ego - more and more they seem like husks to me, sad husks housing frightened twitter'. Having made his declaration at the frontier of middle age, he is ready to go his own wa y f or his own rea sons, a wise man and an impressive writer...." Minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-fold areas, light rubbing , mi nor b rowni ng. Ver y G ood/ Very Goo d- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
3 Jack, Donald. Forewords by Pierre Berton and Martin M. Hoffman, M.D. ROGUES, REBELS, AND GENIUSES: THE STORY OF CANADIAN MEDICINE.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1981 0385155751 / 9780385155755 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
662 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) lively and absorbing account of more than 400 years of medicine in Canada, from the Indian shamans to the present day. Canadian doctors have made an enormous contribution to world medicine - their achievements range from the discovery of insulin to the development of the cobalt bomb. And the famouse names are here: Grenfell, Archibald, Osler, Bethune, Penfield, Selye, Banting. But, as Pierre Berton points out in his foreword, (this) is 'more than a history of Canadian medicine: in a curious way it is also a history of the Canadian nation. In his monumental examination of the place of doctors in our history, Donald Jack makes it clear that since Cartier's day medical men have been bound up in the development of the country - not only as practitioners but also as politicians, explorers, gadflies, soldiers, community leaders.' The author brings to his subject not only a depth of research but a novelist's eye for the dramatic, the humorous, and the eccentric. The medical men and women who appear in these pages, 'in their furs and shirtsleeves, bloodstained frock coats and sterilzed gowns, tell an intensely personal story of triumphant response to challenge; triumphant not least because their lives affirm the supreme value of the individual ego'." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, slight browning to top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GRAIL LEGEND., Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise.  Translator: Andrea Dykes.
4 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
 
 
THE CHILDREN OF THE SOULS:  A TRAGEDY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., MacKenzie, Jeanne.
5 MacKenzie, Jeanne. THE CHILDREN OF THE SOULS: A TRAGEDY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1986, first edition. 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 070112847X B&w photographs, maps, family trees. " 'It seems that our generation at Balliol is doomed', Patrick Shaw Stewart wrote to Lady Desborough from Gallipoli. 'If I live throug h this war I shall be almost without friends'. He was in fact the last to die of the close-knit, brilliantly clever and engagingly vivacious group that included Raymond Asquith, Julian and Billy Grenfell, Edward Horner, Charles Lister, Ego a n d Y v o Charteris. Children of the Souls, the bright collection of late Victorian aristocrats, these young men were brought up together at Eton and Oxford; with such friends as Winston Churchill, Edward Marsh, Duff Cooper, John Buchan, Diana Co op er an d Ru p ert Brooke, they were becoming part of the Edwardian elite, moving from one fashionable ball or country house party to the next, meeting politicians and poets and beginning careers in the City, in the law and public service. In thi s m ovi n g g ro up po rtrait, which is based on many unpublished letters, both to and about each other, Jeanne MacKenzie tells of a happy youth and blighted manhood which epitomises the epic tragedy of the twentieth century. It is a story of ruin ous roma nt icis m w hos e i m plications stretch far beyond the brief lives of this 'lost generation'." Light to moderate browning to pages, one or two pages with tiny foxing marks, moderate browning to edges of textblock, very light wrinkl i ng at top /bott om of sp ine, tin y te ar and crease at top edg of page 109 - archivally taped, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, tiny gold offset on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of sp in e and flap- folds. V ery Go od-/V ery G ood 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND., Wilson, Colin.
6 Wilson, Colin. A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND.
London Granada 1984 0246116366 / 9780246116369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
702 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)ells the story of human violence from Peking Man to the Mafia, taking into account the calculated sadism of the Assyrians, the opportunism of the Greek pirates, the brutality that made Rome the 'razor king of the Mediterranean', the mindless destruction of the Vandals, the mass slaughter of Genghis Khan, Tamurlane, Ivan the Terrible, Vlad the Impaler - - . Each age has its own characteristic pattern of crime. In the past three centuries crime has changed and evolved until the sex killer and the mass murderer have become symbols of all that is worst about our civilization. But this is not just a study of human depravity: it is an attempt to place crime in perspective against human discovery, exploration and invention. The result is a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence." Light toning to top edge and fore-edge of text block, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, light browning at top edge of flaps and top inside edge of jacket, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ESSENTIAL COLIN WILSON.  SELECTED, EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND POSTSCRIPT BY THE AUTHOR., Wilson, Colin.
7 Wilson, Colin. THE ESSENTIAL COLIN WILSON. SELECTED, EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND POSTSCRIPT BY THE AUTHOR.
Harrap, London, 1985, first edition. 
248 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0245542353 "When 'The Outsider' was published in 1956, it was greeted with instant critical accclaim. Ever since then, Colin Wilson has continued to build his reputation with an output of as tonishing diversity. He is the author of over fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction, whose subjects range from mysticism and the occult to criminology. This anthology shows the depth and vision of his writing, with extracts from his mos t f a m o u s titles such as: 'The New Existentialism', 'The Occult', 'Mysteries', 'The Mind Parasites', and, of course, 'The Outsider'. (He) has selected and edited the contents of this compilation himself, and in his Introduction and Postscript, h e s um s up h is work to date." Additional extracts from: 'Religion and the Rebel', 'New Pathways in Psychology', 'Beyond the Outsider', 'Frankenstein's Castle', 'The Lord of the Underworld', 'A Criminal History of Mankind', 'The Black Room' a nd 'T he Wor ld of Vi olence', with two additional chapters entitled 'The Laurel and Hardy Theory of Consciousness' and 'Peak Experience - The Schumacher Lecture 1982'. Slight browning to top and fore-edge of text block, slight cigarette odour. Dus t j ack et h as ligh t br owning to spine, flap-folds and top edge of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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