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1 Brown, Linda Beatrice. CROSSING OVER JORDAN.
Ballantine, New York, (1995), Ist edition. 
290 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "With power and originality that sear the mind as they break the heart, Linda Beatrice Brown has written a deeply affecting novel about the hidden inheritance of slavery. From the waning of the Civil W ar to the early twenty-first century, 'Crossing Over Jordan' tells of the haunting drama that slavery sets in motion. It passes from one generation of women to another, until it finally explodes in the conflict between a mother and daughter caught in a vortex of torment, loss, and denial." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and light rubbing. NF/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
AUGUSTUS., Buchan, John.
2 Buchan, John. AUGUSTUS.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
356 pp, 9 1/8" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration on front board, top edge gilt. Four b&w plates, including frontispiece plus fold-out "Household of Augustus" and fold-out map in black/white/red - all present. Biography of the Roman emperor, Augustus. Contents: Octavius (Winter at Apollonia / The Disputed Inheritance); Caesar Octavianus (The Triumvirate: Philippi / East and West / The Breach with Antony: Actium); First Citizen (Foundations / Respublica Conservata / Creative Evolution); Pater Patriae (The Complete Principate / Caesar's Household / Anima Romae / The Augustan Peace / The Shadow in the North / The Close); Index. Samll light red pencil line on front free endpaper, several areas of browning at top of fore-edge of text block, some areas of light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text block rear fold-out map has several extra fold creases, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ACROSS THE BUSY YEARS: RECOLLECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS.  2 VOLUME SET + ADDITIONAL MATERIAL RELATING TO MR. BUTLER AND HIS RUN FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION., Butler, Nicholas Murray.
3 Butler, Nicholas Murray. ACROSS THE BUSY YEARS: RECOLLECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS. 2 VOLUME SET + ADDITIONAL MATERIAL RELATING TO MR. BUTLER AND HIS RUN FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 Hard Cover Very Good- Good Inscribed By Author
2 volume set, 9 1/4" H, dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spines and front boards, plus collection of newspaper clipping, letters, etc. Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947) was president of Columbia University for 43 years, president of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a candidate for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Volume I - 1939, NOT a first edition (lacks the "A" on the copyright page), but is inscribed: "This copy is for / George C. Atkins, '02 / with cordial greeting / Nicholas Murray Butler / November 2, 1939". 451 pp, b&w illustrations. Contents: Apologia; Background of Inheritance; Paterson: Home and School Days; Undergraduate Days at Columbia; The Years of Graduate Study; A Voyage of Discovery; Building a University; Founding Teachers College; Some Fortunate Memories; Fourteen Republican National Conventions; Behind the Scenes in Politics; On Keeping Out of Public Office; Index. Volume II - 1940, first edition (not signed or inscribed). 474 pp, b&w illustrations. Contents: West Meets Immemorial East; A Summer to Remember, 1905; International Understanding and Peace; An Episode of the Endless Adventure; When War came in 1914; There is a History in All Men's Lives (Shakespeare - King Henry IV); Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendement; American Political Problems Still Unsolved; Abraham Lincoln and His Son; That Amazing West of Ours; Companionship and Conversation; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. The following ephemera is included with these volumes: A letter from the Alumni Federation of Columbia University to the dedicatee with information about Volume II / 3 newspaper clippings on the death of Dr. Butler / front page of New York Times Book Review, September 24, 1939 with photo of Dr. Butler and review of book (review apparently continued on later page, but that is not included), plus an additional newspaper clipping about him from the New York Times of April 2, 1942 / a pamphlet: "William McKinley - and Twenty Years After" by Nicholas Murray Butler, given at the Tippecanoe Club of Cleveland, Ohio, January 29, 1920 - 13 pp, 9" H. / Broadsheet entitled "The Abdication of Democracy - Extension of Remarks of Hon. Jospeh C. O'Mahoney of Wyoming in the Senate of the United States, Tuesday, June 7, 1938. Address by Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia University / a collection of letters, flyers, etc. concerning Dr. Butler's run for the Republican nomination for President, including "Butler on Republicanism" (hand card), "Nicholas Murray Butler, Candidate for the Republication Nomiantion for President of the United States from the Viewpoint of California (pamphlet -2 copies); "Wilson Failed because he was Wilson - Butler Succeeds because he is Bulter" (broadsheet) / three letters headed "For Presdient - Nicholas Murray Butler, one including a list of delegates for the state of New Jersey, and three other misc. items. Very light toning to most pages, light browning to some of the preliminary pages, moderate browning and scattered foxing marks on endpapers - a little more in volume I, moderate browning to top and fore-edge of text blocks, very small stain on top of text block of volume I and a tiny stain on the bottom of the text block, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text blocks, minor edge wear to boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volume I, slight lean to volume I, slight small bump to bottom corners of volume I. Dust jackets have light to moderate browning/scattered foxing on inside, moderate edge wear/wrinkling; a few small chips, and tears/creases; a few small light water stains; light soiling/rubbing; volume I has a few small and tiny scuffs as well as a light 2" scratch; both jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. Some Ephemera has light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, a batch has rusty paper clip stains, most have fold marks, newspaper clippings have browning, one pamphlet has rusty staples/stains, envelope has pencil notations. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
THE MOONSTONE., Collins, Wilkie.
4 Collins, Wilkie. THE MOONSTONE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good A. Pearse. 
664 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt, ribbon bookmark. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** A will, leaving a sacred diamond sacked from a temple in India to 18-year-old Rachel Verinder, leads to theft, recriminations, suicide and murder before Franklin Blake, with the assistance of Sergeant Cuff, uncovers the truth. 1936 gift inscription in ink on verso of frontispiece, browning and some tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear to covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT., Dickens, Charles.
5 Dickens, Charles. MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Good+ A.H. Buckland. 
808 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edges gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Falling out with his cantankerous grandfather, Martin Chuzzlewit attempts to make his way in the world by apprenticing himself to the scheming architect, Seth Pecksniff. Dimissed by Pecksniff at his grandfather's insistence, he embarks for America with the congenitally cheerful Mark Tapley, who is desperate to find an environment that he feels will test his congenial nature. After a series of unpleasant adventures, Martin and Mark return to England, Martin is reconciled with his grandfather, scoundrels are exposed and faithful love is rewarded. Light to moderate browning to pages - mainly at margins, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners, light fading to spine colour, tiny split at top of hinges a few small faint scuff marks on spine and covers. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
INHERITANCE.  THE FIRST BOOK OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Drinkwater, John.
6 Drinkwater, John. INHERITANCE. THE FIRST BOOK OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Henry Holt, New York, (1931), Ist U.S. edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with silver lettering/decoration on spine, silver coach and horses on front board) - no dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos. English poet and playwright John Drinkwater's biography up until about the age of sixteen, covering his family background and their involvement with coaching inns, his early interest in the theatre and his school days. Interior - bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, spine color darkened, browning to fore-edge of textblock, light rubbing. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
7 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY., Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles.
8 Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY.
New York Gramercy 1993 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Graham Johnston, Herald Painter to the Lyon Court. 
647 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illlustrated with b&w drawings, photographs, colour plates. "(A) thorough explanation of the rules governing the establishment and use of coasts of arms which includes an extraordinarily detailed compendium of the individual elements and designs in the coats of arms of England and Scotland. Because every representation has a specific meaning, based on recognized historical interpretation, Fox-Davies has divided the book into chapters on such symbols as beasts, birds, trees, flowers, crests, crowns, coronets, badges, and mottoes. The inheritance pattern of each heraldic symbol is described and there is an explanation of what happens when one noble family intermarries with another and the coats of arms must be combined.." Very light browning to page margins and edges of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinge and flap-folds, minor browning on inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRANK HIRD'S LANCASHIRE TALES.  (PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS "MORE STORIES OF OLD LANCASHIRE".), Hayes, Cliff, selected by.  (Frank Hird)
9 Hayes, Cliff, selected by. (Frank Hird) FRANK HIRD'S LANCASHIRE TALES. (PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS "MORE STORIES OF OLD LANCASHIRE".)
Aurora, Bolton, n.d. 
191 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1859260403 B&w illustrations. Contents include: The Preston Guild Merchant; Rochdale Tokens; The Leper's Inheritance; Hand-Loom v Power-Loom; The Battle of Preston; The Siege of Lathom House; Some Lancashire Pro verbs; The Romance of Radcliffe Tower; The Mistress of Rossall Grange; The Unsworth Dragon; The Murder at "The Jolly Carter"; Ship-Building at Carke; An Old Alum Mine; Sacred Music in Lancashire; The Fire at Holker Hall; The Glen of the Deadly Nig h t shade; Owd Pinder; The Founder of the Grindletonians; Warrikin Fair; Possessed by a Devil; A Trafford and a Byron Feud; Crowbent in the Eighteenth Century; etc., etc. Interior - previous owner's small notation with place, date and signature on in si de of front cover; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light fading on spine and some edges of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAINE AND JOHNNIE:  THE SPENCERS AND THE SCANDAL OF ALTHORP., Levin, Angela.
10 Levin, Angela. RAINE AND JOHNNIE: THE SPENCERS AND THE SCANDAL OF ALTHORP.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1993. 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297813250 B&w photographs. "....both a love story and an account of what one art expert has called 'the worst scandal that's happened to a country house in the last hundred years'. T he eighth Earl Spencer - Johnnie to his friends - was the Princess of Wales's father; Raine, formerly Lady Lewisham and Lady Dartmouth, and daughter of the novelist Barbara Cartland, his second wife. When he suffered a massive stroke in 197 8 , s h e f ought for his life though few gave him much chance of surviving. They doted on each other and when he guided his daughter up the aisle of St Paul's on the day of her wedding to Prince Charles, she was rightly given the credit for him be in g t he re . But as chatelaine of the Spencers' magnificent stately home, Althorp in Northamptonshire, her record was far more controversial. A substantial quantity of the family's irreplaceable heirlooms was disposed of in circumstances tha t l ed to bi tte r c ri t icism from experts and members of the family. Angela Levin has written the first biography of Raine and Johnnie Spencer, in the course of which she has interviewed more than a hundred relatives, friends, colleagues, emplo yees an d a rt h isto rian s. T he result is revealing and enthralling study of an extraordinary relationship and the most detailed account yet of what happened to the Althorp inheritance." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top edge. Near Fine/ Near Fine 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN WEST IN FICTION., McCourt, Edward A.
11 McCourt, Edward A. THE CANADIAN WEST IN FICTION.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
131 pp, 7 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. "It is the purpose of this book to examine some of the prose fiction written about the Canadian West, by native Westerners and others, and to attempt an estimate of the success with which it re-creates the prairie way of life. The discussion is limited to writers who have written in English; and no attempt has been made to examine all the work of any one writer, but only such parts of it as are relevant to the subject." - from the Preface. Contents: Preface; The Beginnings; Sky Pilot (Ralph Connor); The Transplanted (Frederick Niven); Spokesman of a Race? (Frederick Philip Grove); Some Others (Nellie McClung, Arthur Stringer, Robert J.C. Stead, Laura Goodman Salverson, Sinclair Ross, W.O. Mitchell, Christine Van Der Mark); The Sum of Achievement; Bibliography; Index. "Published under the auspices of The Bibliographical Society of Canada." A review of this book by Wilfrid Eggleston, from the Winnipeg Free Press of Nov. 14/49, has been glued to the rear endpapers. Light browning to pages and edges of text block, light soiling on top of text block, a little darkening to edges of boards. Dust jacket has bowning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling; several edge tears and small/tiny chips; some small areas of dis-colouration on spine and front hinge; now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND., Odjig, Daphne.  Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott.
12 Odjig, Daphne. Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND.
Toronto Natural Heritage 1992 092047473X / 9780920474730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
174 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, colour and b&w reproductions. "Throughout (this book) Daphne Odjig's story has been told by herself as related through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. As a product of an oral tradition that was still flourishing during her childhood in the village of Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island in Georgian Bay, Daphne became a superb storyteller, in the tradition of her elders. It is this inheritance that she has built on as she told her stories to her two collaborators. Odjig's skills as a storyteller are reflected in the impressionistic introductions to many of the chapters. Her lively expresion of events and activities in her life come vividly alive for Vanderburgh who has maintained as much as possible the authenticity of Odjig's narratives and tried to pass these impressions along to the reader. Odjig's skill in visual communication is evident in the paintings reproduced here. Southcott has tried to pass on to the reader the thoughts and emotions the artist experienced in the creation of these paintings." Tiny repaired tear at bottom of front inside hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom corner of each board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, small tear on front panel near hinge - archivally taped, tiny dent on front hinge, tiny sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
13 Provincial Archives. BRITISH COLUMBIA HERITAGE SERIES 1. OUR NATIVE PEOPLES. VOLUME 10. BELLA COOLA.
Province of British Columbia, Department of Education, Victoria, [1964]. 
77 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; Subsistence; Tools, Techniques, and Industry; Religion; Family Life; Community Life; Conclusion; Appendix - Bella Coola Legends. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, very light wear on spine, tiny soling speck on front cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Trollope, Anthony. Introduction by Mary Warnock. MISS MACKENZIE.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Fine Llewellyn Thomas. 
330 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H) - quarter medium blue buckram series binding, pale gray paper boards with border in medium blue, pale gray endpapers, medium blue slipcase. B&w illustrations. When the thirty-five-year-old Margaret Mackenzie inherits her brother's small fortune, she finally enters the marriage market and receives a number of offers. Slipcase has a tiny dint on one front edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Trollope, Anthony. Introduction by Richard Mullen. MR SCARBOROUGH'S FAMILY.
London Folio Society 1998 Hard Cover Fine Alexy Pendle. 
510 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H) - quarter blue buckram series binding with a design in black and gold by Malcolm Harvey Young, grey paper boards with border in blue, grey endpapers, dark blue slipcase. B&w illustrations. " 'Mr Scarborough's Family' was first published as a serial text in 'All the Year Round' from 27 May 1882 to 16 June 1885. It was first published in book form by Chatto & Windus as a three-volume edition in spring 1883. This edition is based on the text of the serial version with minor emendations and with the excised passages reinstated." Slipcase has a few very tiny dints on front edges, small bump at top rear edge and top rear corner, very light rubbing, a few very small soiling marks on one side panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE MONGOL QUEENS:  HOW THE DAUGHTERS OF GENGHIS KHAN RESCUED HIS EMPIRE., Weatherford, Jack.
16 Weatherford, Jack. THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE MONGOL QUEENS: HOW THE DAUGHTERS OF GENGHIS KHAN RESCUED HIS EMPIRE.
New York Crown 2010 0307407152 / 9780307407153 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
317 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w map, family trees, drawings. "The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the greatest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from 'The Secret History of the Mongols', leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: 'Let us reward our female offspring." Only this hint of a father's legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story. The queens of the Silk Route turned their father's conquests into the world's first truly international empire, fostering trade, education, and religion throughout their territories and creating an economic system that stretched from the Pacific to the Mediterranean. Outlandish stories of these powerful queens trickled out of the empire, shocking the citizens of Europe and the Islamic world. After Genghis Khan's death in 1227, conflicts erupted between his daughters and daughters-in-law; what began as a war between powerful women soon became a war against women in power as brother turned against sister, son against mother. At the end of this epic struggle, the dynasty of Mongol queens had seemingly been extinguished forever, as even their names were erased from the historical record. One of the most unusual and important warrior queens of history arose to avenge the wrongs, rescue the tattered shreds of the Mongol Empire, and restore order to a shattered world. Putting on her quiver and picking up her bow, Queen Manduhai led her soldiers through victory after victory. At the conclusion of his magnificently researched and groundbreaking narrative, the author notes that despite their mystery and the efforts to erase them from our collective memory, the deeds of these Mongol queens inspired great artists from Chaucer and Milton to Goethe and Puccini, and so their stories live on today. With (this book, he) restores the queens' missing chapter to the annals of history." Wrinkling at top of spine, very small red remaider dot on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KATHERINE SWYNFORD:  THE STORY OF JOHN OF GAUNT AND HIS SCANDALOUS DUCHESS., Weir, Alison,
17 Weir, Alison, KATHERINE SWYNFORD: THE STORY OF JOHN OF GAUNT AND HIS SCANDALOUS DUCHESS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2008 0771088574 / 9780771088575 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
366 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(R)ecounts one of the greatest and most extraordinary love stories of mediaeval England. It is the tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster - one of the most powerful princes of the fourteenth century. Although Katherine's story provides unique insights into the life of a mediaeval woman, she was far from typical. She was renowned for her beauty; she was enigmatic and intriguing. (She) was an important person in her own right, a woman who had remarkable opportunities, made her own choices, flouted convention, took control of her own destiny and her own public image - not without consequence. She knew most of the great figures of the times - among them her brother-in-law, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. She lived through the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt, she knew loss, adersity and heartbreak, and she survived them all triumphantly. Perhaps the most dynastically important woman within the English monarchy, she was the mother of the Beauforts and through them the ancestress of the Yorkist kings, the Tudors, the Stuarts and every other sovereign since." Minor wrinking at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KIPPS., Wells, H.G.  (Herbert George Wells)  Introduction by Edward Shanks.
18 Wells, H.G. (Herbert George Wells) Introduction by Edward Shanks. KIPPS.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
380 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Wells' humorous social novel about Alfred Kipps, an illegitimate orphan, raised by his elderly aunt & uncle. When he loses his job after an alcoholic evening with the actor, Chitterlow, all seems lost until an unexpected inheritance catapults him into a higher social strata. Light corner wear, light rub mark on rear cover. Slipcase has very light edge wear, light fading to some edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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