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THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND., Brereton, D. Katherine.
1 Brereton, D. Katherine. THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND.
Spring Books, London, n.d. 
204 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. One of 'The Halcyon Library' series. "The 'Savages on Gale Island' are the Rocksavage twins, Thom and Grizelda, who are to spend a few weeks on this remote island to recover from an attack of measles. The children are delighted with the island itself, but become even more excited - and somewhat bewildered - when they find themselves involved with gypsies, professor s , m y s t e r ious strangers and all kinds of puzzling goings-on, in a race for an unknown goal. Their natural curiosity and great common sense lead the two children to discover a strange secret passage running beneath their castle home; a myste ri ou s l ik en es s be tween someone long gone from Gale Island and someone recently installed there; and many other seemingly unconnected mysteries....Perhaps the strangest feature is the series of metal discs which Grizelda finds as the hunt pro gre sse s and wh ich sh e lea rns to interpret as a progress report of her rivals!" Minor browning to pages, slight fading to spine color and at edges of boards, darkening and tiny stain on top of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, l ight edg e wrin klin g, a few s mall chips and tiny tears, light soiling, two light creases on spine, a few tiny dints andn tiny scuff on front panel, light browning on inside. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES IN SPAIN:  A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS., Clune, Frank.
2 Clune, Frank. CASTLES IN SPAIN: A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS.
London Angus and Robertson 1953 First Edition Good+ Good 
240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "(R)anges over a wide variety of scenes, history, and great personages. The famous Good Friday processions at Seville, the great Prado museum, the caves of Altamira, the gipsies, the appearance of a land still recovering from the ravages of civil war - all these are subjects for Frank Clune's vivid description. He writes, too, of Spain's great past; of the Christian Reconquest after the period of Moorish domination; of Ferdinand and Isabella, the 'Catholic Sovereigns'; of Magellan and Columbus; of Cervantes and El Greco. But whether he is describing the cool glories of Gothic architecture in medieval times or the hot excitement of a bullfight at the present day, he preserves his happy knack of making the reader share his own sense of curiosity and wonder." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on front board, very slight bowing to boards. Dust jacket has creasing along top edge, a few tiny to small tears, a few tiny foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LOVE AND THE SPANISH., Epton, Nina.
3 Epton, Nina. LOVE AND THE SPANISH.
London Cassell 1961 First Edition Very Good Very Good- B.S. Biro, dust jacket illustration. 
216 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Spain is a country of Magdalenes and repentant Don Juans as well as of gay sinners. This sums up concisely and colourfully - as far as love can ever be summed up - what must be considered as the Spanish attitude to love both in the past and indeed at the present time, for it has changed remarkably little over the centuries, and only now has enlightened thought to some extent begun to free love from strangling conventions and taboos. This country has produced Don Juan the greatest lover of all time, one of the most passionate and violent of all love stories in 'Carmen', the Inquisition with its scenes of extreme punishment and tortured flesh, the charming court-ship rites like the Fiesta de San Antonio, and the tragic genius of Lorca, preoccupied with beauty and death. How is it possible to reconcile the passionate guitar-playing majo with the cold, unyielding figure of the Inquisitor? Miss Epton gives us the answer - no easy achievement, for the Spaniards have never been inclined to communicate personal feelings about love either in their art or in their literature, and this reticence and pride still persists. She has met every type of Spaniard, from intellectuals to prostitutes, from students to doctors, and she has questioned them tactfully but ruthlessly. As a result, she has laid bare the myth of Romantic Spain, revealing the fundamental difference between Galicia, more tolerant of human weakness, and the severer South, which is one of the most striking character-istics of love in Spain." Light fading to top/bottom edges of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, light browning on spine and very light on flap-folds, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Brenda M Cook; David T Hawkings, Bridget Howlett, John M Pollock, Terence Lee, Dr. Razzell.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. JUNE 1999. VOL. 26 NO. 6. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1999. 
Paging runs 205 - 244 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Abelard and Heloise - Some notes towards a family tree; Little used sources and new discoveries - 2. Silver Plate Tax and Carriage Tax; Records of nurses and nursing - Resources in London Metropolitan Archieves; Ephemera - the Editor's jottings; Presenting the 1901 census; Gipsy genealogy - A study of name changing and other anomalies; Child mortality - A new appeal from Dr Razzell; Correspondence; Notes and news insert; Book reviews; Deaths; Readers' queries; Library update; Additions to the library and documents collection; Federation News. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear/wrinkling, t i n y s o i l ing mark on front bottom edge. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OUR VILLAGE., Mitford, Mary Russell.  Introduction by Ronald Blythe.  Wood engravings by Joan Hassall.
5 Mitford, Mary Russell. Introduction by Ronald Blythe. Wood engravings by Joan Hassall. OUR VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 1997 Very Good+ Near Fine Joan Hassall, wood engravings. 
423 pp, 8vo (8" H) - quarter blue buckram with paper sides marbled by Anne Muir, endpapers and top edge of textblock dark green, in dark green slipcase. B&w illustrations. "Many of the sketches which form 'Our Village' were first published in various periodicals. They were first published in book form under the title 'Our Village' in five volumes which appeared between 1824 and 1832. This edition is a selection from the five-volume edition." Chapter headings include: Frost and Thaw; The First Primrose; The Cowslip Ball; A Country Cricket Match; The Copse; The Old Gypsy; A Christmas Party; The Two Valentines; A Country Apothecary; Our Maying; The Mole-Catcher; Cottage Names; Going to the Races; The Haymakers, etc., etc. Several small light soiling marks on bottom of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FROM CARPATHIAN TO PINDUS: PICTURES OF ROUMANIAN COUNTRY LIFE., Stratilesco, Tereza.
6 Stratilesco, Tereza. FROM CARPATHIAN TO PINDUS: PICTURES OF ROUMANIAN COUNTRY LIFE.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1906. 
379 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (purple cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 2 maps, 63 b&w illustrations (photographs, drawings) - collated. Gives an overview of the history of Roumania from the end of the Roman era to the end of the 19th century, then focuses on the life of the peasants, giving many examples of the poetry, music, customs, traditions and folklore of the region. Contents: Introduction; Peasant and Soil; The Peasa n t i n t h e Social Scale; The Peasant and the State; The Peasant and Religion; The Peasant in His Home and at His Work; The Peasant in His Social Relations; The Peasant and His Relations with Foreigners; The Peasant and His Amusements and Pasti me s; In de x . P re vious owner's bookplate on front pastedown, very light browning to pages with light foxing on some, small chip/tear at fore-edge of rear endpapers, browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light rubbing and a few tiny sc uff s o n bo ard s, s lig ht discoloration on rear board, slight fading to spine color. Good 
Price: 250.00 USD
 


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