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THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Adams, Jack.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
1 Adams, Jack. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS (THE 24tH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Hamish Hamilton, London, (1968), first edition. 
157 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations, march. "A Regiment forms a corporate body which takes on a life of its own, often rising above the weaknesses and inadequacies of its human fabric to perform seemingly superhuman deeds such as the 'Immortal Stand' of the 24th Foot at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War...Since their birth as Dering's Regiment in March 1689, the 24th (which in 1881 became the South Wales Borderers) have participated in nearly all the large and small wars of the past 279 years from Cartagena in South America to Narvik in Arctic Norway. From Saratoga, in America's war of Independence, to Tsingtao in the Far East, where they gained a battle honour unique in the British Army. The Ist Battalion, over which the shadow of amalgamation now lies, has recently returned from an operational tour of Aden. There they proved that the courage and steadfastness of the Regiment and of its individual sons is as strong as ever. This book is a fitting tribute to them and to one of the greatest Regiments of all time." Faint cigarette odor, light browning to edges of pages/textblock, very light paper pull a top of rear endpapers, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light browning at edges, light edge wrinkling, two very small closed tears, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, very light rubbing. VG/VG- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MERE ANARCHY., Allen, Woody.
2 Allen, Woody. MERE ANARCHY.
Random House, New York, 2007, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781400066414 "Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics 'Getting Even', 'Without Feathers', and 'Side Effects', Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only a nswers the most profound questions of human existence but is also the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling. 'I awoke Friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe,' h e e x p l ains in a piece on physics called 'Strung Out'. In other flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Big g s, j u st t o na me a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime ('Pugh has been a policeman as far back as he can remember. His father was a notorious bank robber, and the only way Pugh could get to spend time with him was to a pp reh end h im' ), he is explosively funny. In 'This Nib for Hire,' a Hollywood bigwig comes across an author's book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: 'Actually,' the producer says, 'I 'd n ever se en a bo ok rema indered in the kindling section before'." Minor rubbing on boards. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIRST 9 XANTH NOVELS.  A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON / THE SOURCE OF MAGIC / CASTLE ROONGA / CENTAUR AISLE / OGRE, OGRE / NIGHT MARE / DRAGON ON A PEDESTAL / CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN / GOLEM IN THE GEARS.  9 BOOKS., Anthony, Piers.
3 Anthony, Piers. FIRST 9 XANTH NOVELS. A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON / THE SOURCE OF MAGIC / CASTLE ROONGA / CENTAUR AISLE / OGRE, OGRE / NIGHT MARE / DRAGON ON A PEDESTAL / CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN / GOLEM IN THE GEARS. 9 BOOKS.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Michael Whelan (1 & 4), Doug Beekman (2) & Darrell K. Sweet (3, 5-9). 
The first 9 novels in the Xanth series (Magic of Xanth) - 6 7/8" H. Xanth is a magical land shaped like Florida and populated by fantastic creatures (centaurs, demons, dragons, goblins, merfolk, ogres, zombies, etc.), where every human character is born with a unique magical talent. 1. A Spell for Chameleon - 344 pp, 1984 18th printing, ISBN 0345317718. 2. The Source of Magic - 326 pp, 1985 22nd printing, ISBN 0345335554. 3. Castle Roonga - 329 pp, 1985 19th printing, ISBN 0345337484. 4. Centaur Aisle - 294 pp, 1982 1st printing, ISBN 0345297709. 5. Ogre, Ogre - 307 pp, 1985 13th printing, ISBN 0345335090. 6. Night Mare - 307 pp, 1983 1st printing, ISBN 034530456X. 7. Dragon on a Pedestal - 306 pp, 1985 6th printing, ISBN 0345335538. 8. Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn - 309 pp, 1985 1st printing, ISBN 0345313097. 9. Golem in the Gears - 327 pp, 1986 1st printing, ISBN 0345318862. Interiors - pages and inside of covers have very light browning in margins and edges respectively; book 2 has light browning on inside of covers and on inside hinges; small bumps to fore-edge of pages 179 to 300, three small indentations in fore-edge margin and a small soft crease at top corner of first 20 pages; book 5 has a very tiny to tiny tear at top edge of pages 267 to 282 - last two pages are archivally taped; otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - book 2 has three small indentations at fore-edge of front cover, very small shallow indentation on fore-edge of text block, two small corner creases and a larger corner crease on front cover; two books have a slight spine lean; books have very light to light edge wear; one or two other very small corner creases; book 7 has wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
VEILED THREAT: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN., Armstrong, Sally.  Inscribed.
4 Armstrong, Sally. Inscribed. VEILED THREAT: THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN.
Penguin, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
221 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670043176 B&w map, photographs. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ____ BEST WISHES SALLY ARMSTRONG MAY 11, 2004". "September 27, 1996, marked the day the Taliban seized power in Afghanis tan, and the beginning of a five-year nightmare for the women of that country. 'Veiled Treat' introduces us to several women - among them a radio announcer, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, a civil engineer and the new deputy prime minister of A f g h a n i stan, Dr. Sima Samar - who describe their waking hell under the Taliban's repressive measures. Denied schooling, employment and adequate health care and confined to their homes unless accompanied by a male relative, women struggled to s ur vi ve . B ut as (this book) vividly illustrates, women and girls also rebelled; many carried out cloak-and-dagger tactics to subvert the hateful edicts of the Taliban..." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY., Atwood, Margaret.
5 Atwood, Margaret. THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1968 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
69 pp, 8 1/2" H. The author's second book. "Her poetry explores the real world and a haunting private universe. Both are seen by a young woman totally committed to the search for a viable human world, one capable of containing its opposites: of reconciling the individual's inner and outer worlds, the chaos and the longing for order, the isolation of lovers, the craving for life and the fact of death. The poems in this new collection are less subjective than Miss Atwood's earlier ones, and the range of themes is wider, but they contain the same tension and give the same impression of a 'quiet Mata Hari who pits herself against the ordered, too clean world like an arsonist'." Interior - very light browning to pages, two tiny dints on first two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, two tiny dints and small crease on front cover, tiny dint/scuff on fore-edge of textblock, a few tiny scuffs on covers, light browning at edges and on spine, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
6 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Ballinger, W.A. Cover art by Stefan Barany. SAVAGE VENTURE. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 512. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (November, 1962], Ist printing.. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "They sought out the men who conducted a vile trade in human lives...the slavers of Lubanda." Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, soft wrinkling to covers, spine has light wrinkling and small tears at top/bottom. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Baring-Gould, Sabine. Introduction by Michael Lord. THE BOOK OF WERE-WOLVES: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A TERRIBLE SUPERSTITION.
New York Causeway Books 1973 0883560089 / 9780883560082 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
266 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Werewolves are human beings who through magic change into animal form and lust for the flesh of other humans or animals. The tradition of werewolves goes back to the dawn of history and it is found in countries all over the world. There is even a scientific term for it - Lycanthropy - which denotes the magical transformation of man into beast or the belief that such changes take place. In this book, (first published in 1865, the author) advances as an explantion of werewolves, a theory of an innate cruelty and blood lust in mankind, dimly veiled by civilization." Chapter headings: Lycanthropy among the Ancients; The Were-wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Were-wolf; The Were-wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-lore Relating to Were-wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-wolf Myth; The Marechal De Retz - I. The Investigation of Charges; The Marechal De Retz - II. The Trial; Marechal de Retz - III. The Sentence and Execution; A Galician Were-wolf; Anomalous Case - The Human Hyaena; A Sermon on Were-wolves. A few pages with very tiny crease at top corner, bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light soiling - mainly on rear panel, yellow spine color has faded to white, light fading at top of front panel and on hinges, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DRAWING AND PAINTING THE CLOTHED FIGURE., Barker, Kathy.
9 Barker, Kathy. DRAWING AND PAINTING THE CLOTHED FIGURE.
Crowood, Ramsbury, Marlborough, 2005, first edition. 
192 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 1861267754 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "The clothed figure is a fascinating subject for beginner and experienced artist alike. While the human body offers a physical and psychological point of interes t, the clad figure gives even further scope with which to tell a story. As well as enhancing or stressing a particular body posture or movement, clothes can be used to portray an individuality of character, convey external elements, or be e n j o y e d i n purely decorative terms in the form of shape, pattern, texture and colour. Working from the naked body through to the draped and attired model, this book is essential because it focuses uniquely on the figure and cloth while addr es si ng t he p ra c ti calities of using various drawing and painting techniques to transfer what you see onto the two-dimensional surface. Achieve correct proportion through measurement; Increase knowledge of body form; Draw the draped figure u sin g l ine an d t one wi th mi xed media; Use mark-making to describe fabric both in texture and in colour; Paint clothes and figures using varied painting methods; Develop individual expression and visual language." Interior - llight double bu mp t o to p co rner of text blo ck, oth erwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light bump to top corner of coavers, light rubbing, very minor edge wear. Verey Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CHILDREN OF THE BENARES:  A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS., Barker, Ralph.
10 Barker, Ralph. CHILDREN OF THE BENARES: A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS.
Methuen, London, 1987, first edition. 
172 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413423107 B&w photographs. "When the passenger liner 'City of Benares' sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940 she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Brit ain, bound under a government-sponsored scheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the c i v i l i s ed world. Of 406 people on board 256 were lost - including, at first count, 83 of the evacuee children. In Britain and the Commonwealth the reaction was one of righteous indignation, accompanied by an intense desire for retribution. N or w as t he propaganda value neglected, a broadcast by King George VI the day after the news broke being clearly directed at neutral America. 'The world,' he said, 'could have no clearer proof of the wickedness against which we fight than th is fou l d eed '. Su s picions subsequently arose, however, that the British authorities had quite as much to answer for as the Nazis. Parents who, despite many misgivings, had entrusted their children to the scheme when invasion threatened, began to ask que stio ns when t hey learned that the promised naval escort had abandoned the convoy twenty-one hours before the 'Benares' was sunk. Allegations that crew members rushed the boats, that emergency equipment had failed, and that the whol e vo yage had b een u nde rtake n u nder the blight of racial prejudice, demanded a formal investigation. But somehow this was avoided, and the scandal was successfully hushed up. Ralph Barker, after a vivid and poignant reconstruction of the disa ster, turn s his attent ion to wha t re ally happened behind the scenes at the Admiralty and the Ministry of Shipping. The result is a harrowing story of human fallibility and human survival." Light to moderate browning to pages and edges of text block , mino r wrin kling a t to p/botto m of spine. Dust jacket has two areas of light edge wrinkling, Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN PRINCESS., Baron, Alexander.
11 Baron, Alexander. THE GOLDEN PRINCESS.
Cape, London, 1954, first edition. 
402 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "When Hernan Cortez landed in Mexico in 1519 he met an Indian slave girl, Marina, whose beauty and intelligence destined her to a remarkable career. Few records of her life exist, but she is still a l egendary figure among the people of Mexico. The background of her story is one of the most astonishing adventures in history, the conquest of the mighty Aztec empire by four hundred white men; an episode replete with the ingredients of roman c e - N a ture's barriers surmounted, feats of arms, fantastic stratagems, enemies overcome. In this novel, Alexander Baron sees Marina and Cortes not only as lovers but as adversaries in a terrible struggle. Cortes, one of history's classical h er oe s , i s de picted in all his power and glory, but the flaw in him, the seed of human weakness in the 'man of destiny', is laid bare. Against him stands Marina, primitive and untaught, but growing, with experience, in mental and moral stature; aw ake ni ng t o som ething to which her lover is blind - the human search for good - so that a conflict between them becomes inevitable. (The author's) approach to his theme is avowedly romantic. He believes that some aspects of the nature and dest iny of man ar e most truthfully revealed by the romantic vision. His novel abounds with big, vivid characters; but each of them is examined with insight, and is a unique, complex human being." Small bump to fore-edge of front board, one ver y sma ll c orn er b ump, v ery l ight edge wear and slight fading at top/bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has fading to spine color small closed tear with crease at top of front panel - archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/ bottom of s pine , ver y sma ll water/ dye stain at front bottom/inside edge, one tiny scuff on front panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT:  GREAT GREAT STORIES FROM THE NATION'S FAMILY TREE.  (THE 50 WINNING ENTRIES PLUS THE BEST OF THE REST.), Barratt, Nick, introduction.
12 Barratt, Nick, introduction. THE FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT: GREAT GREAT STORIES FROM THE NATION'S FAMILY TREE. (THE 50 WINNING ENTRIES PLUS THE BEST OF THE REST.)
National Archives, Richmond, 2004. 
196 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1903365759 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "The History Channel launched The Family History Project in September 2003 with the belief that every family has a great story t o tell. The nation was invited to share the tales of its ancestors. The thousands of entries revealed a wealth of human experience, from grand achievement to everyday life, love and loss. Here we reproduce the favourites, illustrated wit h p h o t o g r aphs from home archives. Well-known family historian Nick Barratt provides research tips for those inspired to research their own family trees. In these pages you will meet heroes, lovers, travellers and survivors, as well as fami ly sk el et on s an d some famous figures. Individually, the stories captivate. Together, they bring the nation's family history to life in a most extraordinary way." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor ed g e w rin kle on r ear c over. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
13 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
14 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MR CHURCHILL IN 1940., Berlin, Isaiah.
15 Berlin, Isaiah. MR CHURCHILL IN 1940.
John Murray, London, n.d., first edition in volume form. 
40 pp, 8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece (Karsh photographic portrait). "This essay originally appeared in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Sir Winston Churchill's War Memoirs and all quotations are from that work. It was p ublished in 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'The Cornhill Magazine' under the title 'Mr. Churchill and F.D.R.'." "The Churchillian essence has never been more brilliantly appraised than by Sir Isaiah Berlin who portrays 'a man larger than life, co m p o s e d of bigger and simpler elements than ordinary men, a gigantic historical figure during his own lifetime, superhumanly bold, strong and imaginative, one of the greatest men of action his nation has produced, an orator of prodigious powers , th e sa vi ou r of his country, a mythical hero who belongs to legend as much as to reality, the largest human being of our time'." Minor waviness at top of front free endpaper, tiny bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light ed ge we ar - l igh t at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
16 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Bertin, Joanne. Cover art by Bob Eggleton. DRAGONLORD DUOLOGY. 1. THE LAST DRAGONLORD. 2. DRAGON AND PHOENIX. 2 VOLUME SET.
Tor, New York, (1999, 2000). 
500 pp, 695 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "Dragonlord Linden Rathan, last-born of a race of immortal weredragons, has spent six hundred years alone, searching for his soultwin while his fellow Dragonlords watch over humanity's Five Kingdoms. When the Queen of Cassori dies mysteriously, Linden and the other Dragonlords are called upon to prevent civil war as two human claimants vie for the regency. As the battle for Cassori rule escalates, Linden becomes the target of the Fellowship, a secret society of true-humans who could actually destroy his immoral life. Then he meets a beautiful young ship captain named Maurynna who may be the only one who can help Linden bring Cassori back from the brink of chaos..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - minor edge wear, faint creases on spine of book 1. VG+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE SMUG MINORITY., Berton, Pierre.
18 Berton, Pierre. THE SMUG MINORITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
160 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is a book about freedom - and the lack of it - in Canada: freedom from useless and often degrading toil; freedom from want and freedom from ignorance. It is Berton's thesis, documented by public statments made over the past generation, that a smug minority of business and political leaders has conspired to inhibit that freedom. The author indicts his fellow countrymen for failing to invest in human beings in the same way that they invest in power plants, highways, and gold mines. His researches into poverty in Canada and into the inequalities of the education system will shock a good many readers just as his theories on work and leisure will enrage others raised in the Calvinist ethic. The book ranges over a wide variety of topics: the hippie movement in Toronto's Yorkville village - the author's personal experiences in a Yukon mining camp - the future of educational television in Canada - and the Chamber of Commerce's abortive 'Operation Freedom' campaign. But always Berton hammers on his central theme - that the nation has been held back by an inbred power-elite: 'Selfish, narrow, short-sighted men unable to grasp the vision of the future, imprisoned by a bookkeeping attitude to life, creeping silently and blindly along at the tag end of the parade of progress'." Small stamp mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing - mostly on rear panel, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT., Blondal, Patricia.
19 Blondal, Patricia. FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1963, first edition. 
180 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Second (and last) novel by this Canadian author who died before either of her books was published. "Set in the deceptively gracious atmosphere of British Columbia's West Coast climate and society, (this) is a story of complicated human relations, yet fast-paced and taut with drama and suspense. A strange marriage settlement that provides for the care of her son takes a penniless young widow, Arden Calcott, from a dreary London office to a life of luxury in the Vancouver Island home of her new husband, Dr. Alex Lamond. But it is a life of curious unease. Undercurrents of Alex's strange family relationships swirl about Arden and exert a malignant pull as they widen to include Dr. Monica Cosgrove, the first Mrs. Alex Lamond - ." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
20 Bozic, Sreten. In conjunction with Alan Marshall. ABORIGINAL MYTHS.
Melbourne Gold Star 1972 0726001139 / 9780726001130 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 8 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Alan Marshall is called 'Gurawilla' or 'Song maker' by the natives of Arnhem Land. He and Sreten Bozic have studied the few remaining nomadic aboriginal tribes in Australia and have come to love and admire their culture. This book is the result of their knowledge of, and respect for, a race which had and still has vastly different - and perhaps superior - ideals from those of the white invaders who commandeered their lives and land. For, until the advent of the white man, the Aboriginals lived in complete accord with nature. Australian tribal society was uniquely a-materialistic and egalitarian, and was characterized by a rich ceremonial culture and religious life. It emphasised mystical communion with the environment rather than individual achievement and the glorification of human prowess. Human life was always considered to be part of the natural cycle and the happiness and gentleness of Aboriginal society indicates the worth of a traditional naturalistic culture. These myths, the foundation of Australia's ancient cultural past, must live again in their fulness. Perhaps this book may help such a rejuvenation and create just a little understanding." Small Christmas gift inscription on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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