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FASCIST ERA YEAR XVII (28th OCT. 1938 - 27th OCT. 1939).
1 FASCIST ERA YEAR XVII (28th OCT. 1938 - 27th OCT. 1939).
Rome Fascist Confederation of Industrialists 1939 Three-Quarter Leather Fair 
212 pp, 7 1/8" H. Light blue leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, marbled boards. Blue slip tipped in on blank preliminary "Compliments of / ITALIAN LIBRARY / OF INFORMATION / New York City 595 Madison Avenue". Contents: Foreword; Basic Facts; The Structure of the Totalitarian State; Guild Economy - Purpose; Guidl Economy - Machinery; Financial and Monetary Policies; Credit Policies; Credit Policies; Agricultural policies and achievements; Industrial policies and achievements; Commercial policies and achievements; Price Policies; Economic Self-sufficiency; Labor Legislation and Social Insurances; Social Services and Popular Culture; Empire Development; Appendix. Ex-library book with some stamps. labels and a card pocket on endpapers; moderate browning in margins of pages and some preliminary and rear pages, piece missing at top corner of page leaf 97/98 - does not effect text, two small tears on fore-edge of a preliminary page - archivally taped, a few tiny tears and creases at fore-edge of pages 1 to 8, a slight separation between some page gatherings but still firm in binding, light edge wear to leather, large sticker removal mark at bottom of spine/boards, small light areas of surface loss to leather at top of front board at hinge, some light dis-colouration to leather, light rubbing to marbled paper on boards, small ink scribble/doodle on bottom of text block, moderate browning to edges of text block, library stamp on top of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
2 Bennett, Mark; Skuka, Tom; Long, Steven S.; Andrews, Kris; Thrush, David. Cover illustration by Larry Elmore. Interior illustrations by Albert Deschesne, Ben Edlund. FANTASY HERO COMPANION II. A SOURCEBOOK FOR FANTASY HERO.
Iron Crown Enterprises, Charlottesville, VA, 1992. 
160 pp, 10 7/8" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. "This all-new supplement contains new spells, magic items, organizations and optional rules for 'Fantasy Hero', the epic sourcebook for fantasy using the 'Hero System'. Both players and gamemasters alike will find valuable information within the 'Fantasy Hero Companion II'...includes rules for ships and naval combat, jousting, new magic options, new organizations, more locations and plenty of GM advice on how to better run a fantasy game... W hat's inside - Playing Fantasy Hero: Twelve new races and character archetypes are presented here, as well as rules for high sea adventures and naval battles. Locations: Four new fantasy settings with floor plans and descriptions. Magic: New optional magic rules, a quick construction method for magic items, and dozens of new magic items from simple potions to mighty artifacts. Spellbook: Twenty-one new spell colleges with hundreds of new spells. Guilds of the Western Shores: Organizations to fill your campaign world, to use as NPCs or as PC backgrounds. These unique groups range from mysterious assassin's guilds to conclaves of mighty wizards." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext erio r - light edge wear, light rubbing, small bump at bottom of spine, creases at bottom front corner, spine flat and uncreased. Good sound copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
William Collins, London, 1945, first edition. 
48 pp, 9" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 19 b&w illustrations. "Much of the early character of the Trade Guilds has gone, insofar as it related to the control of the trade, the strict organisation of apprentices and master craftsme n, the sale and distribution of goods; although some Companies, such as the Fishmongers' which continues to manage the great market at Billingsgate, are still closely connected with their original trade. The Companies still maintain their a n c i e n t c eremonies and take responsibility for considerable works of charity and benevolence and for the support of schools and colleges, such as the Merchant Taylor's, St. Paul's, Oundle, Tonbridge, and many others. The annual Lord Mayor' s S ho w is t he o n e occasion in the year when the ordinary public is made vividly aware of the active existence of the City Companies but their work goes on throughout the year and readers of this book will learn not only the origins of the Co mp ani es an d t hei r h ist or y but will also undertand what they now contribute to the life of the City and the country as a whole. Three tiny foxing marks on free front endpaper, very light edge wear, tiny scuff on front board, tiny foxing mark s o n to p o f t extb lock , li ght bro wn ing to edges of textblock, tiny bump to bottom of front hinge area, very light rubb marks on rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small closed tear, browning on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
LIFE, DEATH, AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE., Potter, D.S. and Mattingly, D.J.  (Ann E. Hanson, Maud W. Gleason, Bruce W. Frier, Greg S. Aldrete, Hazel Dodge.)
4 Potter, D.S. and Mattingly, D.J. (Ann E. Hanson, Maud W. Gleason, Bruce W. Frier, Greg S. Aldrete, Hazel Dodge.) LIFE, DEATH, AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1999 0965088167 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, plans. "Family structure, gender identity, food supply, religion, and entertainment are all crucial to an understanding of the Roman world. As views of Roman history have broadened in recent decades to encompass a wider range of topics, the need has grown for a single volume that can offer a starting point for all these diverse subjects, for readers of all backgrounds. This collection fills such a need by uniting a series of general introductions on each of these topics for the nonspecialist. Each essay brings readers into contact with broadly ranging evidence, as well as a wide variety of approaches that are needed to study basic questions about the Roman world. Essays explore the Roman family, gender definition, demography, Roman food supply, Roman religion, and the wide variety of public entertainment throughout the empire. The volume brings together an unparalleled range of methodologies and topics. It will enable the modern reader to understand the Roman world in all its complexity." 
Price: 25.00 USD

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