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Alfonso de Carlos Pena, (Madrid, 1972), limited edition of 3,000 copies. 
32 pp. of text + 16 plates on heavy stock (printed on one side only) - 2 images per plate. Oblong 4to (12 1/4" H x 17" D), hard cover (blue boards with gold lettering on spine/front board and blindstamped designs on front and rear boards) - no dust jacket. Limited edition reprint of 1862 edition. SPANISH TEXT. Color uniform studies, 4 including horses/mules. Interior - tiny foxing mark on first plate in white space, otherwise all pages are clean and tight with no previous owners h i p m a r k s . Exterior - small surface paper pull and light fading to front board, light scratches/rubbing to both boards, very light edge wear. VG- 
Price: 125.00 USD
Hard Cover Good+ Photographs by Eckerson & Bell Smith, Milne, L. Eckerson, C.H. Ingalls, James Inglis. 
Small green cloth-covered photograph album, 5 5/8" H x 4" W, blind stamped decoration on spine and boards, gilt decoration on front board, gilt "Album" on spine, all edges gilt, metal clasp, decorative endpapers. 6 leaves, each page having a cut-out for photograph and decorative gilt border with the letters "E.&H.T.A." printed at bottom. This album contains 8 photographs and 1 tintype (three openings do not contain images). 1. Pencil notation identifies this small head shot as "Ezekiel Smith" and the photographer label reads "Made by / C.H. Ingalls / 53 King Street, / Two Doors West of the / College, / Hamilton, C.W. 2. Pencil notation: "Mary McDuffee Smith", no photographer identification. 3. Pencil notation: "John Baillie & Marcia Smith", photographer identified as "Milne, Photographer / Hamilton, Ont." 3. Pencil notation: "Robert & John Baillie", photographer identified as "Milne, Photographer / Hamilton, Ont." 4. Pencil notation: "Minnie Arabella Farewell / wife of Philander Smith Gilray", photographer identified as "Eckerson & Bell Smith / Hamilton, Ont." - noted in pencil on verso "B. 1857". 5. Pencil notation: "James (&) Walter", photographer identified as "L. Eckerson, Photographer / James Street / Hamilton, Ont. / Negatives preserved; Duplicates / Furnished at any time" - noted in pencil on verso "Age 16 & 14 1868". 6. Pencil notation: "McDuffee" - no photographer identification. 7. Tintype of gentleman - no pencil notation or photographer identification. 8. Pencil notation: "Emma Fitch", photographer's stamp on verso in border with garter and beaver: "James Inglis / Photographer / St. Catherines, C.W." Minor to very light soiling to some pages, one empty photograph opening has two very small edge tears, three small areas of surface paper loss on inside rear hinge due to residual glue, very small corner crease on rear free endpaper, minor corner bumps on boards, very light edge wear - mostly at corners and at top of front hinge, some areas of slight darkening on boards. 
Price: 150.00 USD
Toronto / Duluth, Minn. W.G. MacFarlane for S.H. Knox & Co. 1910 Stapled in Wraps Fair 
Unpaginated (40 pp excluding covers), oblong (7" H x 9" D), purple paper covers with decorative gilt lettering on front. Undated, but c1910. One page of introductory text followed by captioned b&w photographs of streetscapes, schools, churches, commercial buildings, parks, docks, shipping, industries, scenery, etc. Some pages have two or more images. Interior - most pages have soft creases at top/bottom corner, soiling at top/bottom corners of first page with a tiny corner repair at bottom corner. Exterior - wear at top/bottom of spine icluding a 1/2" tear at bottom of spine, heavy fading to colour at edges of covers and on spine, soft corner creases on covers, one very small edge tear on front cover - archivally taped, a few very small stains on covers. 
Price: 55.00 USD
FORREST J. ACKERMAN'S WORLD OF SCIENCE FICTION, Ackerman, Forrest J.  Foreword by John Landis.  Preface by A.E. Van Voght.
4 Ackerman, Forrest J. Foreword by John Landis. Preface by A.E. Van Voght. FORREST J. ACKERMAN'S WORLD OF SCIENCE FICTION
Aurum, (London, 1998), Ist British printing. 
240 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854105736 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with reproductions of book jackets, magazine covers, paperback covers, posters, movie props, film stills, etc., etc. "Forest J. Ackerman's World of Science Fiction presents his take on the pioneers who created this genre and the personalities who keep it thriving...heavily illustrated with classic sci-fi book jackets; great, colorful images from long-out-of-print magazines; and a compr ehensive 20th-century photo collection of classic actors, creepy reptiles, and 'gi-ants' that will thrill the sci-fi connoisseur..." This is a new, unread book. Fine/Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
5 Ashe, David and Burnell, Joyce. OAKVILLE STREET NAMES & LANDMARKS.
London, Ontario Burnell Creighton 2007 0978428803 / 9780978428808 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs and reproductions. "This collection is based on the life's work of David Ashe, who while employed as a draftsperson with the Town of Oakville compiled a listing of legal survey plans and registry information on the streets of Oakville. Being a researcher at heart, he went further and spent countless hours of his spare time gathering the history behind Oakville's streets. Joyce Burnell has picked a selection of Ashe's street histories and has added several Oakville landmarks - some of which are not longer here. Add to this, interesting archival images - some never before seen - combined with newer colour photographs and you have an intriguing reflection of Oakville's unique history. With close to 100 street name histories and over 40 landmarks featured, these interesting vignettes make for an easy, enjoyable read. This book links Oakville's street names to local, regional, national and international people, places and things. With such a diverse selection and varied inspirations, you may be surprised!" Very small bump at top/bottom of spine, a few very small bumps at bottom edge of front board, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
Reader's Digest, London, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861455185 Map endpapers. Colour photographs. "Breathtaking views, fascinating stories, archaeological treasures, links with famous characters - whether in the countryside or a town or vill age, around every corner you come face to face with Britain's heritage. All of these - and more - are to be found in this authoritative....guidebook - part of a new regional series from the AA - which captures the spirit of the best and mos t i n t e r e sting features of Southeast England. Local legends, literary, historical and architectural facts - together with items of natural history and geological interest - are just some of the topics packed into the 160 pages. The entries o n t ow ns a nd v il lages are arranged throughout the book in alphabetical order for easy reference. And over 70 photographs conjure up images of the most memorable and beautiful scenes in the region." Small bump at bottom corner of boards. Wri nk li ng at bot tom of fl ap-folds - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277284 / 9780920277287 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ George Balbar. 
65 pp, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). "(E)scorts you on a watercolor and pen-and-ink tour of Burlington (Ontario) yesterday and today. Through George's eyes, you can wander among the majestic residences in Roseland, revel in the rural beauty of Kilbride, thrill at the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and become part of the exciting, new development in Millcroft. The side by side depictions of Burlington's past and present are sure to inspire in both longtime residents and visitors feelings of pride and appreciation for a vital and enduring community." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 14.00 USD
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, (1988). 
64 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 1/2" H x 10 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0920277187 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w paintings/drawings showing the history, architecture and life of this charming Ontario town. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, soft crease on rear panel. NF/VG+ 
Price: 17.95 USD
London Magpie 2006 1845292707 / 9781845292706 Soft Cover Very Good 
320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers. These photographs of battle from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day - many of them rarely seen before - convey the horror and the pity of war as seen by those who were there to document it. From images of compassion and companionship, suffering and bravery to visual testaments to the terrifying destructive forces of bombs and bullets, this selection of photographs - accompanied by concise descriptions to set each picture in context - offers fresh and compelling insights into the nature of war." Minor edge wear, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover and small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into a few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
LOUIS WAIN'S CATS., Beetles, Chris.  With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton.
10 Beetles, Chris. With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton. LOUIS WAIN'S CATS.
Cambridge Worth Press 2011 1849310262 / 9781849310260 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Louis Wain. 
256 pp, square small 10to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions of Wain's art. "During their heyday, in the time before the First World War, Louis Wain's cats, dressed as humans, portrayed (the) stylish Edwardian world having fun; at restaurants and tea parties, going to the Races and the Seaside, celebrating Christmas and Birthdays, and disporting themselves with exuberant games of tennis, bowls, cricket and football. This is a titillating world of cats at play, uninhibited and slightly dangerous, with most group activities likely to turn into mishap, mayhem and catastrophe. This is Wain's world, funny, edgy and animated; a whole cat world. The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain's work was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable and collected worldwide. This new biography will show many images for the first time ever, amongst 300 plates of richness and variety, all of which are reproduced faithfully from the original artwork." Dust jacket has tiny wrinkles at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few slight wrinkles on front flap 
Price: 120.00 USD
Rebo, Lisse, Netherlands, 1998. 
600 pp, 4to (11 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840530898 "World War II was the most intensively photographed conflict in history. Military and press photographers, propagandists, camera-wielding soldiers and civilians - all took the opportunity to record the tumultuous events of 1939-45. The scenes they captured of mass suffering and individual heroism, of atrocious cruelty and humanitarianism against the odds, of hate and comradeship, misery and hope, remain undiminished in t heir intensity and constitute a vital record of an extraordinary period. (This book) features 900 clearly captioned images selected from a wide variety of sources. Every major theatre of conflict is covered, from the icy seas of the Arctic C i r c l e to the jungles of the South Pacific, from the deserts of North Africa to the steppes of Russia. Throughout, proper historical grounding is given by an informative, indexed commentary summarizing the many complex events of the period. Wi th i ts w ea l th of memorable images, this book provides an unrivalled overview of a time when three-quarters of the globe went to war." Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; tiny bump at top edge, near spine, of a few pages. Dust jacket has li ght ed ge wri nk ling/creasing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
The Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University of Belfast, (Belfast, 1999). 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077351757X "...argues that Catholics and Protestants shared very similar views of Christian womanhood. Both lauded the influence of the virtuous Christian woman, used the same female r ole models from the Bible, and saw the home as the locus of the construction of female piety. Yet each group castigated the other for having antifemale values. Protestants developed the slovenly, drunken 'Biddy' as a stereotype of Catholic women and Catholics portrayed Protestant devotional and family life as cold and arid. Observers of present-day Northern Ireland will find these historical contrasts of immediate relevance." Contents: Introduction: Setting the Scene; "The Right to Labour, Love, and Pray" - The Cult of Domesticity in Ulster Religious Literature; The Virgin Mary: Model of Christian Female Spirituality; Women of the Bible and Early Church: Mortal Sinners and Model Saints; "A Future of Blessing and Service": The Moral Education of Ulster Girls; "The Wind in Women's Wings": Defining Roles for Women in Ulster Protestant Churches; "The Cursed Cup Hath Cast Her Down": Images of Women in Ulster Temperance Literature; "She Hath Done Wha t She Could": The Gende red Construction of Female Piety in Ulster Protestant Women's Missionary Literature; Conclusion. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 27.50 USD
CORNELL CAPA: PHOTOGRAPHS., Capa, Cornell and Whelan, Richard, editors.
13 Capa, Cornell and Whelan, Richard, editors. CORNELL CAPA: PHOTOGRAPHS.
Boston Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown 1992 0821217771 / 9780821217771 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Cornell Capa. 
216 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Cornell Capa, world famous for his photo-journalism as well as for his founding of New York's International Center of Photography, has had a long an d productive working life. His career has spanned several key decades of the twentieth century, and his work has taken him around the globe to cover political events and chronic social problems, to photograph the famous and the unsung. As a self-described concerned photographer, Cornell Capa has always been led by his instincts to photograph people - all kinds of people - with a humanitarian commitment. This book reflects that commitment in unforgettable pictures of missionaries in Central and South America; religious and tribal rituals; the presidental campaigns of Adlai Steven-son and John F. Kennedy; political upheavals, refugees, and wars; the historic and the marginal. Here, too, are moments of whimsy and joy, from Harlem to London to Peru, and memorable images of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Alec Guiness, Grandma Moses, Billy Graham, and Boris Pasternak. Despite the wide recognition of Cornell Capa's achievements, and the fact that he has spent his lifetime furthering the art of photography, this book is the first retrospective collection of his work to be published in the United States. All these photographs transmit crucial aspects of the political, social, cultural, and religious history of our times." Very minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Lexington University Press of Kentucky 1974 0813102014 / 9780813102016 Hard Cover Very Good - 
98 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The oral tradition of Kentucky is one of the most interesting in the nation and has attracted a number of outstanding men and women - scholars and writers, teachers and singers - who have devoted their energies to Kentucky's folk and their ways. Some have collected examples of the state's unique speech patterns and word usages. Others have recorded local place names and the legends that surround them, or the yarns and tall tales transmitted from one generation to the next. Musicians have sought the authentic mountain folksongs, both old and new, and gifted writers have woven details of their Kentucky upbringing into poems, novels, and stories. Here is described the work of these enthusiastic students." Contents: Preface; Introduction; Folk Images of Kentucky; Kentucky Words and Brief Expressions; The Yarnspinners in Kentucky; Folk History and Legends; Kentucky Singers; Folklore in Kentucky Literature; Summing Up; Published Sources; Unpublished Sources. Book is lightly cocked, scattered areas of light color fading on spine and hinges, light edge wear, light rubbing on boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1995 0771573170 / 9780771573170 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
312 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions of book and magazine covers and author signatures, etc. "Covering the history of the genre in all its forms, and lavishly illustrated with images from books, films, magazines, comics, and graphic novels, (this book) presents one-of-a-kind, decade-by-decade time charts with fascinating insight into the cultural influences that shaped the Science Fiction of each period. In over 100 detailed biographies (it) introduces the world's greatest Science Fiction writers - from Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells, through Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K Le Guin and William Gibson - right up to the names to watch as the millenium approaches. Their works, and those of other literary legends, are brought to life in a gallery of over 100 enduring novels, all in early or first edition jackets. An unparalleled reference work and a stunning visual adventure, this extraordinary volume will transport you through time and space to glorious dreams and sobering satires." Soft bump at bottom corner of approx. first 25 pages, small bump at three corners and at bottom of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE FALL AND RISE OF STEAM., Cooke, Brian, photographer.
16 Cooke, Brian, photographer. THE FALL AND RISE OF STEAM.
Jane's, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, oblong 8vo (8 9/16" H x 11 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. ISBN 0710602006 " man's personal, photographic record of the steam locomotive's elimination from Britain's nationalised rail way network and its subsequent reappearance as a source of recreation and pleasure. Brian Cooke brings to his subject a rare combination of the technique and skills of a professional creative photographer coupled with first-hand knowledge o f t h e s t eam locomotive both on and off the footplate. His pictures remind us of steam's melancholy rundown, with emphasis on scenes in his native north-east England; they bring fresh glimpses of the unique Barry scrapyard which has proved s uc h a v al ua b le s ource of motive power for the increasingly ambitious preservation movement; and they conclude with a striking series of images of the steam locomotive in recent times at work and rest on and of BR tracks. Manifest in this re mar ka bl e c oll ect io n o f o ver 150 finely reproduced pictures are Brian Cooke's fresh approach to recording the drama of steam and his painstaking darkroom technique. Supported by a lively and often humourous commentary on steam locomotives a nd t hos e w ho p ursu e th em. ...N otes on equipment, materials and techniques used to make the photographs form the subject of a concise appendix." Soft corner crease on title page, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/ bott om o f spi ne an d fla p-fo lds, light creases at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
WORKING THE LIGHT: A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS., Cornish, Joe; Waite, Charlie; Ward, David.  Edited by Eddie Ephraums.
17 Cornish, Joe; Waite, Charlie; Ward, David. Edited by Eddie Ephraums. WORKING THE LIGHT: A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS.
London Argentum 2008 1902538463 / 9781902538464 Third Printing Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good+ 
160 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "(O)ffers readers a unique chance to participate in a masterclass with three of Britain's leading practitioners and teachers of landscape photography. Alongside a portfolio of their latest work, Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish and David Ward write about the genre for which they are best known: how they came to it, what inspires them, their current projects and the directions in which they see their work developing - for example, what role might digital play for any of these lovers of film? Each of the three sections of the book explores the theme of 'working the light' - surely the most critical and challenging aspect of landscape photography - with Joe Cornish writing about Wild Places, Charlie Waite discussing Inhabited Landscapes and David Ward concentrating on Inner Landscapes. Each section also contains a Gallery Workshop in which the trio critique images submitted by clients of the renowned travel photography company Light & Land, offering the kind of constructive comment and positive advice that one would normally only expect to get in the field." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear and wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Thomas C. Lothian, Melbourne, 1998. 
Unpaginated, 11 15/16" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0850918340 Profusely illustrated in colour throughout, using ink, gouache, texta, collage, pencil and computer-generated images. "Troy Thompson's teacher, Ms Kr anke, wants her class to write poetry. But Troy couldn't care less about 'peotry' - he can't even spell it. Besides he's far too cool to write poems, until the thought of winning a computer and $500 worth of software persuades him to have a g o - a nd then, hey, does Troy learn fast!" Minor rubbing on glossy boards, minor bump at bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
19 Davies, Russell. (Ronald Searle.) RONALD SEARLE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1990 1856190048 / 9781856190046 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ronald Searle. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Born in 1920 in Cambridge, (Ronald Searle) became a regular contributor to the Cambridge Daily News in 1935, financed his own night-school studies in drawing and won an art-school scholarship. The war shattered the university-town idyll. In 1942 Searle was captured by the Japanese at Singapore and later put to work on the terrible 'Death Railway' from Siam to Burma. His remarkable eye-witness drawings, achieved with very scant materials, constitute a uniquely important documentary record of the horrors of those times. The post-war years found him in London. As creator of St Trinian's and delineator of Nigel Molesworth, he was a feted London celebrity in the Fifties. His tremendous appetite for work did not, however, save him from involvement in some peculiar situations. Searle's participation in the 1956 Suez Affair,detailed here for the first time, is one of the book's many surprises. In 1961, (he) abandoned the life he had built, moved to France and started again. Living with his second wife in a remote village in Haute-Provence, he has continued to delight and disturb the world with a stream of images that mocks with the best intentions: to make people laugh, and to entice them, through their laughter, to share his own critical vision of the world. Ronald Searle allowed Russell Davies special access to his archive, and has approved the selection of his work that helps to tell his story." 1" split in cloth at bottom of front hinge, very small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Michael Joseph, (London, 1981). 
96 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w examples. "Cigarette cards, introduced in the 1870s and immensely popular until the Second World War, provide a richly illustrated history of the period. With real artistic merit they showed heroes of sport and war; stars of stage, screen and radio; classic cars; and many other images. During their golden age, card, albums and novelties were collected avidly, and these fascinating brand advertisements are still items of great interest to many thousands of collectors throughout the world. Many of us will remember the joy of searching in packets for the card to complete the set. This book brings back all the splendours of that time." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - book slightly cocked and twisted, heavy bump to spine/front hinge causing tear which migrates through the majority of pages in gutter area, several small scuffs on front cover in general area of spine tear, soft creases at rear cover corners. Good reference copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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