Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Seller Id
Advanced Search
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card

Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.




 - 13 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

1 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
THE SHOE:  BEST FOOT FORWARD., Blanchard, Tamsin.
2 Blanchard, Tamsin. THE SHOE: BEST FOOT FORWARD.
Carlton, London, 2000. 
144 pp, square 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1842220667 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "From the erotic pull of the killer high heel to the trendiest cross-trainer (this book) takes you on an extravagant tour through the fashions of footwear. Capturing the latest trends and sensations and celebrating the enduring classics that have helped define the styles of today, (it) is every footwear aficionado's dream. 'No Pain, No Gain' surveys key shoe des igns - from dagger-sharp stilettos and high-rise wedges to barely-there thongs and foot-hugging slippers. It also looks at designs that provoke month-long waiting lists, as well as shoes that shriek money and status, glamourpuss styles enc r u s t e d w i th jewels, kinky boots, hi-tech cross-trainers, and the innovative designs that are paving the way to the future. Find out who wears what in 'The Who's Who of Shoes', and see what this reveals about your own personality - do you sl in k ab ou t in st ra ppy sandals or slouch around in Birkenstock clogs? With an A-Z of over 30 international designers and brands, 'The Shoe' will prove irresistible to all modern Imeldas." Small creases at top corner of page 113/114. Dust jack et ha s l igh t wea r /wr ink ling along top edge, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE MOONSTONE., Collins, Wilkie.
3 Collins, Wilkie. THE MOONSTONE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press 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
INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE.  (INDIA COLOR)., Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta.
4 Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta. INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE. (INDIA COLOR).
San Francisco Chronicle 2008 0811853160 / 9780811853163 First Printing. Very Good+ Melba Levick, photographs.. 
176 pp, 10" H. "Journey through this stunning visual landscape, where bazaars offer vibrant surprises at every turn, women in lively saris and men in striking turbans turn crowded streets into dazzling rainbows, and shimmering palace pools arise from the desert. With its 300 photographs and insightful text, 'IndiaColor' reveals the traditions, imagination, and creativity that make India a land like nowhere else." Contents: Introduction; Doors & Passages; Adornment; Flowers; Bazaar; Animals Everywhere; Women at Work; Dhurries: Woven Wonders; Textiles: Threads of Time; Eternal Sari; Turbans; Puppets & Toys; Ceramics; Jewels & Bangles; Music & Dance; Sheesh Mahal: Magic with Mirrors and Glass; Fit for a King: Gold and Glitter; Painting & Murals; Stonework & Carvers; Pools, Fountains, & Pavilions of Pleasure; Two Private Homes in Jaipur; Two Havelis in Jaisalmer; Selected Resource Guide; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
5 Floethe, Louise Lee. IF I WERE CAPTAIN.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1956 First Edition Very Good Very Good- Richard Floethe. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. A [R] on copyright page. Light blue boards, with dark blue decoration on front/rear, dark blue lettering on spine. "In this charming picture book a boy sits day dreaming of all the things he would do if he were captain of the old sailing ship over the fireplace. In his imagination he goes, like Columbus, to lands unknown and far away, seeing these places as a boy might think of them. Jewels of India - camels of Arabia - Indians on a nameless island - it is all a thoroughly childlike dream of adventure. The reader may go with him, quite rapidly, and then go back to see all the fascinating details in the pictures." Gift inscription of front free endpaper, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket is clipped at top of front flap, light edge wear and one or two tiny chips and small tear, small label glue residue on front panel, very light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, faint water stain at bottom edge near spine - shows mostly on inside surface. 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Century 2011 1846058139 / 9781846058134 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
311 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "October 17, 1898, en route to Paris's Gare du Nord station, the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland's jewels were stolen from her train carriage. More than forty pieces, worth nearly 2 million Pounds today, disappeared that night, and the perpetrator along with them. It would become one of the most widely reported heists of the late Victorian era, but what no one knew was that the man who committed this most daring and well-planned theft had already committed nine almost identical crimes. A man who wore bespoke suits and handmade shoes; who used a dozen pseudonyms to dust over his tracks; who belonged to three smart London clubs and lived in the luxury of West End hotels; whose staple diet was champagne and whisky; who was pursued by London's top detectives for five and a half years and - by their own admission - proved smarter than them. A man who fell so much in love with a woman that he would steal and lie for her, only to be betrayed by her." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
INDEX TO FAIRY TALES, 1978-1986.  INCLUDING FOLKLORE, LEGENDS, AND MYTHS IN COLLECTIONS.  FIFTH SUPPLEMENT., Ireland, Norma Olin and Sprug, Joseph W., compilers.  Foreword by Peggy Sullivan.
7 Ireland, Norma Olin and Sprug, Joseph W., compilers. Foreword by Peggy Sullivan. INDEX TO FAIRY TALES, 1978-1986. INCLUDING FOLKLORE, LEGENDS, AND MYTHS IN COLLECTIONS. FIFTH SUPPLEMENT.
Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press 1989 Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
575 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H) - red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. "This work is a supplement to two previous indexes - 'Index to Fairy Tales, 1949-1972', and 'Index to Fairy Tales, 1973-1977' - and covers the period 1978-1987. A total of 261 titles (collections only) have been indexed, selected on the basis of availability and favorable reviews in professional journals. Arrangement is alphabetical, primarily by title and subject; author entries have been included only when an author is specifically listed in a collection. More than 2,700 subject headings have been used, not including cross-references." Slight bump at top corners of boards, light wrinkling at top of spine, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
STUKA PILOT HANS-ULRICH RUDEL:  HIS LIFE STORY IN WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS., Just, Gunther.  Translated from the German by David Johnston.  Foreword by Pierre Clostermann.
8 Just, Gunther. Translated from the German by David Johnston. Foreword by Pierre Clostermann. STUKA PILOT HANS-ULRICH RUDEL: HIS LIFE STORY IN WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS.
West Chester, PA Schiffer 1990 0887402526 / 9780887402524 Very Good Very Good 
278 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Hans-Ulrich Rudel was called 'the Eagle of the Eastern Front'. This pastor's son from Silesia, born in 1916, Colonel and last Commodore of the successful Stuka squadron 'Immelmann', was the only soldier in World War II to receive the highest German decoration for bravery. The Golden Oak Leaves with Swords and Jewels to the Knight's Cross recognized his unique number of superlative achievements. With 2530 combat missions and his total of successes, unbeaten in all times and nations, he stands far in the front of the world's renowned aerial aces. In low-level attacks, often in the heaviest defensive fire, in his slow 'Cannon-bird' he destroyed 519 Soviet tanks - 17 of them on a single day! On the list of scores achieved by this Stuka combat pilot, who became a living legend to the soldiers of the Eastern Front, there stood at war's end, among others, 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 70 landing craft and nine attested aircraft, plus hundreds of motor vehicles, numerous artillery, anti-tank and anti-aircraft postions, as well as armored convoys and bridges. Twelve comrades - six Stuka crews - were saved by him from capture or death. When he tried to rescue another crash-landed crew from Russian territory in 1944, he was taken prisoner, fled with a bullet in his shoulder, covered some 50 kilometers through the Soviet hinterlands, and reached the German lines again. Shortly after this audacious, exhausting flight, the wounded man was flying in combat again. Shot more than thirty times by ground fire - but never once by a fighter plane - wounded five times, the fervent sportsman took a direct anti-aircraft hit on the Odor front and lost his right leg. Just six weeks later the 'Bravest of the Brave', as the soldiers also called him, was flying again despite being forbidden to ---" This is a heavy book and may require extra postage, depending on destination. Small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling and minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Jewellery and Silverware Council of Great Britain / National Jewellers' Association, London, n.d. 
15 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Erratum slip laid in at page 11. B&w photographs. A look at the history and significance of Britain's Crown Jewels. Interior - minor soft crease at top edge of pages, very light printing ink offse t on last page and inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, minor soiling, a few small light water splashes on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
New York Timescape / TOR First Printings Very Good Tom Kid (volume 3) and Tom Canty (volumes 6&7), cover art. 
Partial set of the "Westria" novels - volumes 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 - 5 books in total. Volume 2. Lady of Darkness: Timescape 1983 1st printing, 7" H, 253 pp, ISBN 0671458825 - "At last, a Queen was found to honor the covenant. A Queen to be Mistress of the Jewels of Westria, and wield their magical thrall over the elements. A Queen to conquer the mysteries of the Kingdom, as she had conquered the King's heart. But the young and gentle Queen little suspected treachery in the magical spheres of the Westrian court, where jealousy festered and a sorcerer bridled at her powers." Volume 3. Silverhair the Wanderer: TOR 1986 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 310 pp, ISBN 0812548604 - "Protected only by his sword, his harp and his songs, pursued by a powerful evil wizard, Silverhair's road led to goddesses and ghosts, man-monsters and madness, scholars and shapeshifters, the palaces of royalty and the tents of ragged nomads. But for all the perils he braved, for all the dangers he conquered, Silverhair's goal remained unseen, elusive, a mystery beyond solution. Because his beloved sister and her son, heir to the throne of Westria, had vanished - utterly vanished - from the face of the earth." Volume 5. The Sea Star: TOR 1988 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 374 pp, ISBN 0812548647 - "Julian, the long-lost son of Queen Faris and King Jehan, has returned to heal the kingdom of Westria. But he cannot prove his heritage and gain the throne except by searching out and mastering one by one the four great Jewels of Power lost in the magical cataclysm that destroyed his parents years ago. And Caolin, the jealous Blood Lord, the Sorcerer who was the author of the great destruction, still lives. The Jewels alone stand between him and utter dark power, from which Westria will never recover." Volume 6. The Wind Crystal: TOR 1990 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 308 pp, ISBN 0812500407 - "The King is Dead, the Land ruled by a Regent. Prince Julian, the lost son of King Jehan, has returned to claim the crown. But he must prove his right by finding and mastering the four jewels of power lost in the magic war that killed Jehan. Julian has gained two of them, the Earthstone and the Sea Star. Now he must survive the quest for the Wind Crystal." Volume 7. The Jewel of Fire: TOR 1992 1st printing, 6 3/4" H, 309 pp, ISBN 0812511107 - "Prince Julian, claimant and true heir to the throne of Westria, (has recovered and mastered three of the four jewels of Power). What will be the cost to the kingdom, what price will Julian have to pay to attain the fourth - from the mouth of a volcano!" Interiors - very light to light browning to inside of covers, slight toning to pages, otherwise books are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, two volumes with a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, volume 5 has a few tiny shallow dents on the spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
11 Peacock, Max. MEN OF WRATH.
London Allan Wingate 1950 First Edition Good+ 
224 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine. "At his trial before King Charles the Second, after his attempt to steal the Crown Jewels, Colonel Blood caused some sensation by declaring that a few months before he had saved His Majesty's life. His statement is true up to a point, but the reason he gave for performing the kind act was a mere fabrication, intended to flatter the King's vanity or tickle his sense of humour. This book is an attempt to portray the matter as it really was." Light edge rubbing, tiny bump and light wear at bottom corner of boards, tiny dent on top of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small rub marks on front board and on spine, slight color fading on spine, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, very light browning on endpapers, two small tears on fore-edge of page 29/30 - archivally taped, two tiny chips on fore-edge of page leaf 31/32, very light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
12 Thurber, James. THE WONDERFUL O.
New York Simon and Schuster 1957 First Edition Very Good Very Good - Marc Simont. 
73 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Illustrated in black, blue & white. When pirates land on the island of Ooroo, the gentle inhabitants are unable to satisfy their greed for jewels and are punished by having the letter 'O' removed from their lives - until they decide to stand up for 'hope', 'love', 'valor' - and 'freedom'. Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on rear board. Dust jacket is clipped on rear flap - original price is still on front flap, moderate browning on spine and flapfolds - light browning elsewhere, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
13 Trollope, Anthony. THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS.
New York Modern Library Very Good - Good- 
727 pp, 7 1/4" H. Modern Library Book 251. "(A) novel about the beautiful but unconscionable Lady Lizzie Eustace and the greed that led her to theft and disaster." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, tiny corner and tiny edge bump on front board, previous owner's name in pencil on half-title page. Dust jacket has been price- clipped, has slight fading on spine, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge tears and chips, light to moderate rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by