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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
THE SHOE:  BEST FOOT FORWARD., Blanchard, Tamsin.
2 Blanchard, Tamsin. THE SHOE: BEST FOOT FORWARD.
Carlton, London, 2000. 
144 pp, square 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220667 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "From the erotic pull of the killer high heel to the trendiest cross-trainer (this book) takes you on an extravagant tour through the fashions of footwear. Capturing the latest trends and sensations and celebrating the enduring classics that have helped define the styles of today, (it) is every footwear aficionado's dream. 'No Pain, No Gain' surveys key shoe des igns - from dagger-sharp stilettos and high-rise wedges to barely-there thongs and foot-hugging slippers. It also looks at designs that provoke month-long waiting lists, as well as shoes that shriek money and status, glamourpuss styles enc r u s t e d w i th jewels, kinky boots, hi-tech cross-trainers, and the innovative designs that are paving the way to the future. Find out who wears what in 'The Who's Who of Shoes', and see what this reveals about your own personality - do you sl in k ab ou t in st ra ppy sandals or slouch around in Birkenstock clogs? With an A-Z of over 30 international designers and brands, 'The Shoe' will prove irresistible to all modern Imeldas." Small creases at top corner of page 113/114. Dust jack et ha s l igh t wea r /wr ink ling along top edge, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
3 Brayley, Martin. Series editor, Martin Windrow. THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45 (1) NORTH-WEST EUROPE. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 354. (I)
Oxford Osprey 2001 1841760528 / 9781841760520 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Colour Plates By Mike Chappell. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, map. 8 pages of colour uniform studies. "The Second World War was Britain's last as a world power; it was a citizen's war, in which most British men and women were mobilised. For a year it saw Britain standing alone aginst the fascist dictatorships; and winning it cost the sacrifice of the entire national wealth. This first title of three describes and explains the uniforms developed for European service. It traces the appearance of the 'Tommy' from pre-war mobilisation, through the years of defeat and endurance, to the final return to Europe on D-Day and the long fighting advance to northern Germany by the spring of 1945. Uniform information is supported by a campaign summary, infantry organisation tables, lists of arms and services, and basic specifications of a number of heavy weapons." Interior - small ghost sticker mark at top inside corner of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - crease down front cover near spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Newcastle upon Tyne Frank Graham 1984 0859831779 / 9780859831772 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ronald Embleton, R.O.I. 
320 pp, 9 5/8" H. "With well over 400 illustrations, 71 of them in colour, this book describes what the Roman Wall was like when in use. It tells us about the soldiers who built and garrisoned it and the civilians who lived in the towns and villages scattered along its length. Never before has such a grand attempt been made to show in vivid colourful detail the life of Roman Britain. Every building to be found inside the Roman forts and camps has been carefully reconstructed." Previous owner's name stamp at top of front pastedown, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dents on panels/spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Watford Bellona 1976 0852424876 / 9780852424872 Soft Cover Very Good D.S.V. Fosten and R.J. Marrion. 
96 pp, 8 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, 4 pages colour illustrations. Contents: Waffen-SS Units; Comparative Ranks; Badges of Rank; Shoulder Strap Devices; Arm of Service Colours; Unit Collar Patches; Foreign Units; The SS Emblem; The Rune Breast Badge; Aigullettes; Gorgets; Head Dress; The Steel Helmet; Tunics and Field Blouses; Black Leather Clothing; Shirt Sleeve Order; The Overcoat; Anoraks and Snow Clothing; Camouflaged Clothing; Motorcyclist Clothing; Feldgendarmerie; Mountain Troops; Boots; Personal Equipment; SS-VT Black Service Dress; Bands; Waffen-SS School of Music; SS-Fallschimjager; SS-Specialist Troops; Cuff Titles; Flags and Standards; Divisional Badges; Pictorial Section. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft creases at top corner of both covers, slight wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 16.00 USD
YOUR TRIP TO THE U.S.S.R.:  A TOURIST'S MANUAL., Priss, A.; Kasatkin, V. & Mazov, V., compilers.  Translated from the Russian by  Fainna Glagoleva and Olga Shartze.
6 Priss, A.; Kasatkin, V. & Mazov, V., compilers. Translated from the Russian by Fainna Glagoleva and Olga Shartze. YOUR TRIP TO THE U.S.S.R.: A TOURIST'S MANUAL.
Moscow Foreign Languages Publishing House 1962 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
[277] pp, 6 3/4" H. Blue/green cloth with black & gold lettering on spine and front board, blue, black and gold decoration on front board. Three folded city maps (Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev) in paper band, laid in. B&w photographs, tables, drawings. Contents: A Note to the Reader; Our Country - General Information on the U.S.S.R. (Territory / Climate / Natural Resources / Population); Arranging Your Trip (Consult Intourist / When to Travel / What to Take / How to Go / Itineraries); Intourist Tours (Package Services Tours / Fixed Starting Date Tours / Motor Tours / Camping Tours / Vocation Tours / Business Tours / Cruises / Hunting Tours); Documents (Visas / Transit Visas / Health Certificates); At the Border (Checking Documents / Customs / Currency / Intourist Aid / Passport Registration); You are Our Guest (Hotels / Camping / Restaurants / Services); Your Trips (By Plane / By Train / By Ship / By Automobile / Tips for the Motorist / Car Rental Without Chauffeur / City Transit); Things to Do and See (Excursions / Museums / Revolutionary Monuments and Museums / Monuments of the Past / Taking Photographs / Shopping / Interpreter-Guides); Recreation (Theatres / Concerts / Parks and Gardens / The Suburbs / Ice Skating Rinks); Facts About the Soviet Union - Russian History in Brief (Before the Revolution / After the Revolution / Foreign Policy / Dates of Importance); The State and Social System (Class Composition / The Union of Sovereign Republics / Organs of Power / Justice / Suffrage and Electoral System / The Communist Party / Trade Unions / The Komsomol and Other Organisations); The Economy (The State Plan / Industry / Agriculture / Transport / Trade); Culture (General Education / Higher Education / Science / Literature and Fine Arts / Sports); The Soviet Way of Life (The Rights of Man / Work / Wages / Taxes / Food Consumption / Clothes and Footwear / Household Articles / Automobiles / Housing / Health Protection. Improving Living Conditions / Pensions); A Guide to the Cities (Moscow / Leningrad / Kiev / Other Cities / Comparative Table of Weights and Measures / Useful Expression and Words). Minor bump at three corners, light browning to spine and some very light browning at board edges. Maps: one has some light edge wrinkling, all have light browning - mainly at centre fold and two maps have a corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
KITCHENER:  A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE., Stanton, Ray and Pearce, Richard.
7 Stanton, Ray and Pearce, Richard. KITCHENER: A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE.
Burlington, Ontario Windsor Publications 1991 0897813812 / 9780897813815 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
136 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. "In its days as 'Busy Berlin', the city known today as Kitchener took great pride in its reputation as a thriving business and manufacturing centre. The heritage of Berlin's original German-speaking inhabitants - a tradition of hard work and craftsmanship - remained woven into the cultural fabric of the city long after the name change of World War I. Today the city has come full circle, and 'Made in Kitchener' has again become a trademark of excellence. (This book) brings the story to life, capturing the essence of Kitchener as never before. (It) brings together all the elements, both of the past and of the present, which make Kitchener such an exciting place to live, work, and play. In addition, those businesses and organizations which have contributed to the city's growth are profiled in a special section, 'Kitchener's Enterprises', by corporate profile writer Richard Pearce." Minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has some very light to minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD

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