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1 Alex Taylor Co. TAYLOR SPORTS GIFTS.
New York Alex Taylor Co. Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Gift suggestions from Alex Taylor & Co. - The House That Sport Built - Taylor Building, 22 E. 42nd St., N.Y.C. Covers everything from bridge, golf, basketball, tennis, poker, health exercising, roller skating and shooting to pens, novelty lamps, smoking accessories, desk sets, home movie equipment, book ends, beverage sets and more. No date, but a set of Walter Hagen "De Luxe" Irons (9 club, steel shafted, matched and registered set) is priced at $84.50 and the Taylor "Babe Ruth" Junior Louisville Slugger is listed at $1.00. Interior - one or two small areas of ink smudging on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, one very small scuff on front cover, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE ESCAPE FROM HOME.  BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA"., Avi,
2 Avi, THE ESCAPE FROM HOME. BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA".
Orchard, New York, 1996, 2nd printing. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0531095134 "It is 1851. Thousands are fleeing the Old World for the New, desperate to reach America. Maura and Patrick O'Connell, fifteen- and twelve-year-old Irish peasants, seek to escape a country destroyed by famine and the greed of English landlords. Their emigration is a search for life itself. For Sir Laurence Kirkle, eleven and son of one such English lord, America holds the promise of justice, though he steal s a f o r tune from his fath er to get there. Colorful characters, young and old, pop up everywhere - Mr. Pickler, investigator, actor Horatio Drabble, and Fred No-name and Sergeant Rumpkin of the Lime Street Runners Association. And there are Mr . C le m sp oo l and Toby Grout, the Reverend Bartholomew, Ralph Toggs and the vile Mrs. Sonderbye. Are they helping the children or stealing from them? For Maura, Patrick and Laurence,it is often hard to know until it's too late. Indeed, how th e O' Con ne lls an d young Laurence come to share a common fate in the English city of Liverpool - embarkation port for America - makes for an adventure alive with ironic coincidence and surprise. Inspired by the Victorian novels published in seri al fo rm, whi ch w ith ev ery installment pres ented new and diverting answers to the question 'What will happen next?', (this book) offers more twists and turns of story than a nineteenth-century back alley. (The first volume) ends on a spectacul ar clif f-ha nger . Mo re s usp enseful fun awaits in 'Book Two: Lord Kirkle's Money'." Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE:  A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS.  (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.), Barke, James.
3 Barke, James. THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE: A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS. (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1953, 1st edition. 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "....gives a vivid picture of Robert Burns at the height of his creative powers, acclaimed as Scotland's national bard and yet bitterly aware of the empty glory of that fame so far as any worth-while improvement in his immediate prospects are concerned. He has left the scene of his brief triumph in the Edinburgh drawing-rooms. He is a farmer again, trying to wrest a living from the grudging soil of Ellisland . . . H e h a s very much on his mind the cares of a wife and family, for whom he is determined to make a home. Through these pages the sterling worth of Jean Armour shines like a star. Bonnie Jean has hitherto had scant justice paid to her by b io gr ap he rs . He re her character is limned with admiration and affection. One understands the strength of the bond between her and Burns, and how it could withstand the devastating impact of Burns's infatuation for Anna Park, the golden-haire d H ebe of th e G lo b e T ave rn in Dumfries....But the story is concerned too with Burns's intellectual development, not only as a poet but as a thinker peculiarly sensitive to the fresh political breezes that are blowing in so strongly from Fra nce. ...T he b ook ends wi th the aba ndonment of the farm and of the life he had known since boyhood, the never-ending struggle with the land; already the shadow of his last tragic years in Dumfies lies darkly across his path...." Four very sma ll in k che ck ma rks on ve rso of dedic ation page, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, one very small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to color at bottom edge s and on spi ne - s ligh t fadi ng a t t op edg es, bo ok slightly cocked. Dust jacket has small chips/tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 1" piece missing at bottom of rear panel, two small areas of surface paper loss on rear p anel, l ight ru bbing and so iling - m ainly o n rear panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
4 Baron, Mike, Reinhold, Bill and Lessmann, Linda. THE PUNISHER: INTRUDER. (STAN LEE PRESENTS.)
(Marvel, n.p. 1989.) 
Unpaginated, 4to, hard cover (simulated black leather with silver lettering/decoration), in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color. "The Punisher - an obsessed killing machine - the personification of revenge. The soul of Frank Castle died w hen he and his family stumbled onto a mob rubout and fell under a rain of lead. Castle's body alone survived, possessed by a desire to visit retribution on all those who flout the law and threaten the innocent. In 'Intruder', a secret society with government connections uses murder to further their political ends. The well-equipped assassins begin a chain of events that bring them into hard-hitting conflict with The Punisher when they target the wrong house and slaughter an innocent family. The action ranges from brutal hand-to-hand combat to soaring high-tech dogfights as both sides fight to the death." F/F 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN SNAIL., Base, Graeme.
5 Base, Graeme. THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN SNAIL.
New York Abrams Books for Young Readers 2010 0810989654 / 9780810989658 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Graeme Base. 
Unpaginated, 12 1/4" H. Includes the small book attached to the title page which tells the original tale of the Golden Snail that inspired Wilbur's voyage. Map endpapers, enchanting full-colour illustrations throughout - with a snail hidden in every picture. "In Wilbur's favorite book, legend tells of a magnificent Golden Snail that has been banished to the Ends of the Earth by a Grand Enchanter. Inspired by this amazing story, Wilbur sets out on a daring voyage to claim the Golden Snail as his own. Along the way he encounters strange creatures and a series of challenges - rough seas, pirates, the Maze of Madness and the Dreadful Doldrums. Finally, Wilbur reaches the Ends of the Earth, but what he finds there is not quite as he imagined - ." Light partial " Withdrawn from ..." stamp on front free endpaper - no other markings in book, very minor wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light wrinkling/creasing at top edge - less at bottom edge, a very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE SPIRIT OF CANADA.  DOMINION AND PROVINCES 1939.  A SOUVENIR OF WELCOME TO H.M. KING GEORGE VI AND H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH.  WITH ITINERARY SHEET., Beatty, Edward, Sir, foreword.  L.M. Montgomery, Nellie L. McClung, Duncan Campbell Scott, Clara Dennis, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Robert Choquette, Katherine Hale, W.T. Allison, Mary Weekes, Robert J.C. Stead, Mrs. George Black, Philip H. Godsell.
6 Beatty, Edward, Sir, foreword. L.M. Montgomery, Nellie L. McClung, Duncan Campbell Scott, Clara Dennis, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Robert Choquette, Katherine Hale, W.T. Allison, Mary Weekes, Robert J.C. Stead, Mrs. George Black, Philip H. Godsell. THE SPIRIT OF CANADA. DOMINION AND PROVINCES 1939. A SOUVENIR OF WELCOME TO H.M. KING GEORGE VI AND H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH. WITH ITINERARY SHEET.
Canada Canadian Pacific Railway 1939 Stapled in Wraps Good Charles W. Simpson, R.C.A. 
59 pp, 13 1/8" H. With single sheet (printed on both sides) "The Itinerary of the Royal Visit Across Canada" laid in at front. This souvenir of the King & Queen's visit begins with "Loyal Greetings" and a colour portrait of the royal couple in regalia, both with gilt borders, followed by Contents and Foreword. Each of the following sections have gilt, red, blue and white decorative headpieces and a full page colour reproduction of a government building by Charles W. Simpson, R.C.A. - except Northwest Territories which only has a decorative headpiece. The book ends with a double spread "Map of Canada with Itineary of Royal Tour" and "Biographical Notes on Contributors". The section headings are: Ottawa, by Duncan Campbell Scott; Nova Scotia, by Clara Dennis; Prince Edward Island, by L.M. Montgomery; New Brunswick, by Sir Charles G.D. Roberts; Quebec, by Robert Choquette; Ontario, by Katherine Hale; Manitoba, by W.T. Allison; Saskatchewan, by Mary Weekes; Alberta, by Robert J.C. Stead; British Columbia, by Nellie L. McClung; Yukon, by Mrs. George Black; Northwest Territories, by Philip H. Godsell. Interior - small area of surface paper loss in border of text page on verso of the title page, small corner crease on laid-in itinerary page, light browning/dust soiling on inside edges of covers. Exterior - light browning on spine and front cover, light to moderate soiling on covers - mainly on rear cover, small stains at bottom of front cover, small tears in spine at staples, small edge tears and edge wrinkling on covers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
7 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Nami Matsuo Scott. 
284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Blake, Steve and Lloyd, Scott. With John Baldock. THE KEYS TO AVALON: THE TRUE LOCATION OF ARTHUR'S KINGDOM REVEALED.
Shaftesbury, Dorset Element 2000 1862047359 / 9781862047358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, family trees, decorations, colour and b&w photographs. "(The authors) unearth the truth about King Arthur and the magical realm of Avalon. They reveal how, through their investigations, they traced original key documents which had lain neglected for centuries. By combining the ancient sources with an intimate knowledge of the British landscape, they have managed to cast new light on the Dark Ages. Every piece of the puzzle they have put together fits - perfectly. The authors prove that the stories about Arthur and Avalon are rooted firmly within historical events which took place within a precise geographical setting in Wales; they also expose how and to what ends Arthurian legend has been hijacked for political gain throughout the ages. By establishing the historical facts about Arthur, his knights and the exact location of Avalon, (they) rip away the tissue of fabrication and fairy-tale that has shrouded the true origins of the British people and of anyone claiming ancestry from these isles." Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear, minor browning at inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BASEBALL JOE IN THE CENTRAL LEAGUE OR, MAKING GOOD AS A PROFESSIONAL PITCHER., Chadwick, Lester.
9 Chadwick, Lester. BASEBALL JOE IN THE CENTRAL LEAGUE OR, MAKING GOOD AS A PROFESSIONAL PITCHER.
Cupples & Leon, New York, (1914). 
246 pp, 7 5/8" H, hard cover (grey cloth with dark blue lettering/illustrations on spine and front board), in dust jacket. List of the series opposite the table of contents ends with this volume and states "Other volumes in Preparation". List on front flap of dust jacket goes to 14. Baseball Joe Pitching Wizard. "In this group of stories, Joe Matson, an upstanding youngster, through his love of the game, develops a mastery that enables him to become the leading pitcher and all around ball player in the United States. His adventures, his difficulties, and how he overcomes his obstacles; the engaging manner in which Mr. Chadwick writes, make this group of stories one of the most popular sport series ever published." Very light browning to pages and endpapers, large soft corner crease on several pages - some with minor soiling, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of textblock, one tiny corner crease. Dust jacket has large chips at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, lower third of spine is missing, heavy edge wear and creasing, archival tape repairs to several tears, browning, light soiling, front panel picture basically intact (see scan ). VG/P oor 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
10 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
 
 
11 Cloete, Stuart. HOW YOUNG THEY DIED.
Collins, London, 1969, Ist edition. 
383 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Jim Hilton...is a subaltern of nineteen when he goes out to Flanders for the first time in April 1916, and a veteran of twenty-one, twice wounded, married, gazetted Major, by the time his story ends. It is a story of courage and the waste of human life in the bloody carnage of the Ypres Salient and the Battle of the Somme that could have been written only by someone who was there and saw it, who was a participant in the struggle in which millions of men fought and died for narrow stretches of shattered ground and useless villages in an unending sea of mud..." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small closed tears with crease, tiny tears and wear at top of flap-folds, minor soiling, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PEEPS AT MANY LANDS:  CANADA., Cranston, J. Herbert.
12 Cranston, J. Herbert. PEEPS AT MANY LANDS: CANADA.
London A. & C. Black 1935 Hard Cover Good+ Fair T. Mower Martin. 
90 pp, small 8vo (7 11/16" H). 4 colour plates by T. Mower Martin, b&w map, photographs - collated. Contents: "From Sea to Sea and From River Unto the Ends of the Earth"; Seen From an Aeroplane; A Climate Second to None; The Canadian Melting Pot; City and Country Life; The Habitants of Quebec; Maintaining Law and Order; The Red Man's Last Stand; Caring for the Eskimos; Centres of Population; The World's Fastest Games (Ice Hockey / Lacrosse); Fun in the Out-of-Doors; The Gigantic Iron Horse; More Motorists than Cyclists; Mercy Flights in the Northland; Wild but not Dangerous; Mining Comes to the Front; The Lumberjack; Cowboys and "Combines"; Trap Lines and Fish Nets. Very light browning to pages and endpapers, previous owner's bookplate and name in ink on front endpapers, light browning to edges of text block and on spine/edges of boards, minor soiling, one slight corner bump, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has chips, tears and creases; moderate rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
13 Epp, Frank H. MENNONITES IN CANADA, 1920-1940: A PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1982 0771597088 / 9780771597084 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
640 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, tables. "(1920-1940) was a critical period when the Mennonites' survival in Canada was under a variety of external threats. It was also an age in which Mennonite history was marked by fragmentation even in their own communities. During this twenty-year timespan the battle for separate schooling led to a significant emigration of Canadian Mennonites to Latin America, while another struggle was waged with our immigration authorities to allow the entry of Russian Mennonites into Canada. The book also covers the impact of the Depression on the Mennonites and their efforts to preserve their culture and racial identity. The book ends with the response of the Mennonites to the outbreak of the Second World War." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Fergusson, Charles Bruce, editor. THE DIARY OF SIMEON PERKINS, 1804-1812. PUBLICATIONS OF THE CHAMPLAIN SOCIETY L.
Champlain Society, Toronto, (1978), limited edition of 1400 copies, this one unnumbered. 
liii, 520 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with gold lettering, emblem on spine) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. "This is the fifth volume of the diary of Simeon Perkins. It begins on January 1, 1804, and ends on April 13, 1812. Unfortunately, however, the diary for March 5, 1806 to November 30, 1809, has been lost..." "Simeon Perkins the diarist, was the patriarch of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, during this period of his life. Although he reduced his responsibilities i n some measure with advancing years, he was still active in business and prominent in public affairs until a short time before his death. Throughout the whole period he was Justice of the Peace, Proprietors' Clerk, and Town Clerk of Liver p o o l . F o r part of it he was also County Treasurer, Custos Rotulorum, First Justice of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas of Queens County, Judge of Probate, and Colonel Commandant of the Militia of Queens County. In those offices, as an app oi nt ee o f t he t ow nship or the county or the provincial government at Halifax, Perkins rendered meritorious service, often to the detriment of his own private interests...." Majority of pages are unopened at fore-edge, light wrinkling at to p/b ott om of sp in e , l ine sc uff across bottom of textblock, light soiling line across fore-edge of textblock. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN., Fezandie, Hector.  Illustrated by Victor Perard.
15 Fezandie, Hector. Illustrated by Victor Perard. FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN.
Thomas F. Kyle, New York, 1936, second edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "At the first snowfall of the winter Felicia, instad of playing with her new sled, is in bed with a cold. The unusual prescription of the sympathetic Doctor enables her to su mmon the Sandman whom she accompanies on a round of queer adventures. They make a 'big 'normous' snowball and a funny snow man who comes to life. The trio calls on many new old friends including Miss Muffet whom Felicia reconciles with h e r s p i d e r ; Humpty, whom she saves from the dire consequences of his rash acrobatics; Simon, who explains why he objects to being callled Simple, and the Old Woman who lives in Atchoo and who, with the aid of up-to-the-minute appliances, know s ex a ct ly w ha t to do with a large family. The frolic ends in Mother Goose's Lunch Room when, after many strange incidents, it is suddenly time to go home. And then....Well, when next the Doctor sees Felicia, she is allowed to go out. In th e vac an t l ot opp osi te sh e finds a 'big 'normous' snowball and a snow man. Sandy alone is missing." Light browning to pages, browning to endpapers, small faint erased pencil marks on front endpapers, small light liquid stain on free front en dp aper , t iny sta in o n fr ont pas tedown, one page with small corner crease, light browning/staining/foxing to edges of textblock, two tiny dints on front panel, small bump and small tear/scuff to bottom corner of front board, slight bump to bo tto m of spin e, l ight disc olora tion on t he rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Dust jacket has chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, l ight fadi ng to part s of front panel, ligh t to m oderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, minor soiling, 1 1/2" irregular shaped hole on rear panel at flap-fold. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.
16 Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by. THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO.
Toronto Champlain Society for Government of Canada/University of Toronto Press 1966 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
381 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations (1 colour), fold-out map. "The period covered by this book is one of the most important in the history of Toronto. It begins in February, 1815, when news of the end of the War of 1812 reached York, and ends on March 6, 1834, when Toronto became the first incorporated city in Ontario. During this time it had changed from a small, undistinguished village, whose main reason for being was that it was the capital of Upper Canada, to a booming city. Immigration increased the population fourteen-fold, and gave to Toronto the strongly British attitudes it was to maintain for more than a century. Individuals acting alone could no longer accomplish what was needed by the burgeoning community, and the citizens of York combined to provide a more or less efficient system for coping with their problems. Towards the end of the period political animus and the outbreak of cholera complicated its smooth functioning, but nevertheless the prototypes of many of Toronto's present institutions were established at this time." Two faint 1" surface paper scratches/scuffs at top corner of pages xlii & xliii. Dust jacket has very rubbing, very light edge wear at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
PITSCHI:  THE KITTEN WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMETHING ELSE.  A SAD STORY THAT ENDS WELL., Fischer, Hans.
17 Fischer, Hans. PITSCHI: THE KITTEN WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMETHING ELSE. A SAD STORY THAT ENDS WELL.
North-South Books, New York, 1999. 
Unpaginated, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 12 1/2" D), hard cover with glazed pictorial boards (no dust jacket). ISBN 1558586458 The charming illustrated story of a little kitten who decides to try being something else - a rooster, a goat, a duck, a bunn y - with unfortunate results. However, in the end, Pitschi finds out how much she is loved and finds out she likes being a kitten after all! Very minor edge wear, very small bump at top edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Fowler, William M., Jr. REBELS UNDER SAIL: THE AMERICAN NAVY DURING THE REVOLUTION.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1976, book club edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Almost as soon as the smoke had settled at Lexington and Concord, the American Revolution was being fought on the sea as well as on land. A fragile and disunited coalition of thirteen colonies, embarking on a war with a great naval power, began to build a navy for the 'preservation of the lives, liberty and property of the good people of these Colonies'. (This book) provides a vivid and authoritative history of h o w t h e new American nation set about its task. Americans have always been a sea-minded people, and even before the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Congress resolved to build a strong navy. The maritime skills of New England and th e ti m be r, p itch and turpentine of the colonies had made them a major resource for the British navy; this resource the Americans now turned toward their own ends. Fowler describes how a small group of delegates to Congress, led by John Adam s an d str on gly su ppo rted by Washington, labored to form a powerful fighting fleet. He describes the difficulty of enlisting men for the navy (they preferred to sail on privateers where they could reap rich rewards from capturing enemy vessel s) , th e jock eyi ng f or c omma nd by captains, the building of ships in shipyards all up and down the coast. The fledgling navy made some terrible blunders - most notably the disastrous Penobscot expedition which cost the Americans dearly - but it also en joyed mom ents of gr eat g lory, particularly under its greatest commander, John Paul Jones. Fowler describes both the failures and the successes, and he surveys the story not just of the navy itself but of the privateers and merchant s hip s tha t f ought along side it." Light wrinkling and edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has slight edge browning on inside, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MY HISTORY:  A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP., Fraser, Antonia.
19 Fraser, Antonia. MY HISTORY: A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP.
Doubleday Canada 2015 0385685173 / 9780385685177 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
268 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Born Antonia Pakenham (in 1932), the eldest of eight children of the future Lord and Lady Longford, her childhood was spent in Oxford, where her father was a don at Christ Church. Evacuation at the beginning of the war to a romantic Elizabethan manor house nearby was an inspiration for historical imaginings. There were adventures in Anglo-Ireland at Dunsany Castle and Pakenham Hall, each offering her treasured links to the past which became private obsessions. North Oxford wartime life included four years as one of the few girls then admitted to the Dragon School for boys, followed by time at a convent school after her family's conversion to Catholicism. Her father joined the Labour Government in 1945 as a Minister, which provided an odd background for exploits such as working in a Bond Stree hat shop and a season as a self-made debutante. A job in publishing, by a fortunate coincidence, followed Oxford University and the book ends with the publishing of 'Mary Queen of Scots', which became a worldwide bestseller - to general amazement (including the author's). This magical memoir, told with inimitable humour and style, will take many readers back to their own discovery of History. It is an unforgettable account of one person's journey towards becoming a writer - and a historian." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning at bottom edge of boards, small very light soiling mark on front board, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Glover, Michael. RORKE'S DRIFT.
Wordsworth, (Ware, Hertfordshire, 1997). 
146 pp, 8vo (8 1/2"H), soft cover. ISBN 1853266736 B&w photos, map, and reproductions. "...although the Defence of Rorke's Drift falls far short of being a turning-point of history, it certainly represented the epitome of the bravery and dogged e ndurance of the British soldier fighting for Queen and Empire, and as such provided just the sort of publicity Mr Gladstone needed at that moment. Michael Glover shows how this undoubted act of bravery was exploited for political ends and why i t r e sulted in the award of more VC's than any other single action since the medal was instituted. Mr. Glover has written a 'military history' with a difference." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor s cu ff on s pine, one very small soft corner crease. Very Good+ 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
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