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NAPOLEON'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.  A FACSIMILE EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT, TOGETHER WITH ITS CODICILS, APPENDED INVENTORIES, LETTERS AND INSTRUCTIONS, PRESERVED IN THE FRENCH NATIONAL ARCHIVES., (Bonaparte, Napoleon).  Commentaries by Jean-Pierre Babelon and Suzanne D'Huart.  Translated from the French and introduced by Alex de Jonge.
1 (Bonaparte, Napoleon). Commentaries by Jean-Pierre Babelon and Suzanne D'Huart. Translated from the French and introduced by Alex de Jonge. NAPOLEON'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. A FACSIMILE EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT, TOGETHER WITH ITS CODICILS, APPENDED INVENTORIES, LETTERS AND INSTRUCTIONS, PRESERVED IN THE FRENCH NATIONAL ARCHIVES.
New York Paddington 1977 0448221861 / 9780448221861 Soft Cover Very Good - 
106 pp, + 6 pages of b&w illustrations, 11" H. " 'France, armee, tete d'armee, Josephine - .' These were the strangely moving, strangely revealing last words spoken by Napoleon Bonaparte as he lay dying on the isle of St. Helena in 1821. Ever since, they have contributed to the popular heroic image of the man who commanded the loyalty of millions, conquered almost the whole of Europe and lost the woman he loved. But his will, reprinted here in facsimile and translated into English for the first time, throws fascinating new light on one of the most enigmatic and extraordinary figures in history. From the detailed lists of his shirts and snuff boxes to the distribution of millions of francs, from his bitter denunciation of the 'English oligarchy and their hired assassin' to his fervent attempts to keep the Napoleonic legend alive through his son, 'The Last Will and Testament' illustrates the contradictions of the Corsican turned Frenchman, the 'petit caporal' turned 'Empereur', the man turned superman and, finally, the man." Interior - light cigarette odour, slight browning in margins of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
2 Bangs, John Kendrick. Illustrated by H.W. McVickar. MR BONAPARTE OF CORSICA.
Poniard, Mississauga, Ontario, 1996, reprint. 
265 pp, 7" H, soft cover. ISBN 0968087515 Profusely illustrated with b&w humorous drawings by H.W. McVickar. A comic biography of Napoleon from infancy in Corsica to his new emperorship in Hades. Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exterior - minor soiling on rear cover, slight soiling to edges of textblock. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
3 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
 
 
NAPOLEON ON NAPOLEON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE EMPEROR., Bonaparte, Napoleon.  Edited by Somerset de Chair.
4 Bonaparte, Napoleon. Edited by Somerset de Chair. NAPOLEON ON NAPOLEON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE EMPEROR.
Brockhampton, London, 1998, reprint. 
288 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860198767 B&w and colour illustrations. "During the six years of exile on St Helena, between Waterloo and his death, Napoleon dictated momoirs, notes, letters and battle commentaries to the generals who shared his captivity. He then corrected the material himself. Napoleon used his time in captivity to explain the motives, beliefs and doubts that drove him; to analyse strategies which turned France's Revolution into the French Em pire and examine the tactics that made the Grand Army masters of Europe. He recorded his birth at Ajaccio in 1769, and his genteel but impoverished Corsican childhood. He notes his entry at the age of 10 to the military school in Briennes, a n d h i s own early enthusiasm for the Revolution, which lessened in the face of the Terror...In this book, (the editor) has incorporated much new material from three further volumes of notes and miscellanies dictated by Napoleon at St Helena, i n ad di t io n to the four volumes of Memoirs published in 1823. As before, he has let Napoleon speak in the first person throughout, rather than in the more formal third person of the original text. The result is a fascinating account of Napoleo n' s l ife i n h is ow n words, from his childhood in Corsica to his defeat in Waterloo in 1815. Private concerns, such as feuds with his brothers and divorce from Josephine, are mixed with such matters of state as the rebellion of Toussaint-Louv ert ure and the ret rea t fr om Moscow. Over 90 carefully selected illustrations make this a superbly illustrated, detailed autobiography of one of history's great characters." Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF QUEBEC.  FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG., Boswell, Hazel.
5 Boswell, Hazel. LEGENDS OF QUEBEC. FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Hazel Boswell. 
120 pp, 8" H. Colour illustrations. Contents: Foreword; The Feast of St. John the Baptist; The White Owl; The Weeping Rock; Felix the Obstinate; Old Desanges; The Lighthouse of Ste. Julie; Josephine's Promise; The Man Who Shot the Cross; The Little Bear; The Trip to Paris; Notes. Small McClelland and Stewart stamp mark on free front endpaper, some light toning on free endpapers from dust jacket flaps, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, three edge tears with creases archivally taped, wear, most edge wear has been dyed green to match dust jacket colour - has bled through to inside surface, light surface rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ASSEMBLY OF LISTENERS:  JAINS IN SOCIETY., Carrithers, Michael & Humphrey, Caroline, editors.  (Mukund Lath, K.R. Norman, Josephine Reynell, Christine M. Cottam Ellis, J. Howard M. Jones, N.K. Singhi, Paul Dunas, Padmanabh Jaini, Vilas Sangave, Marcus Banks, Michael Carithers, Caroline Humph
6 Carrithers, Michael & Humphrey, Caroline, editors. (Mukund Lath, K.R. Norman, Josephine Reynell, Christine M. Cottam Ellis, J. Howard M. Jones, N.K. Singhi, Paul Dunas, Padmanabh Jaini, Vilas Sangave, Marcus Banks, Michael Carithers, Caroline Humph THE ASSEMBLY OF LISTENERS: JAINS IN SOCIETY.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991, first edition. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0521365058 B&w photographs, map. "Although the Jains have exerted an influence on Indian society and religion out of proportion to their relatively small numbers, they have received v ery little attention from scholars until the last few years. (This) is the first book to analyse the sociology of the Jains, and to discuss the notion of the 'community' based on religious affiliation in India. The contributors include so c i o l o g i s t s, anthropologists, scholars of Indian classical religions and languages, each addressing, as a central organising principle, the conception of the Jains as a community. (It) represents an important theoretical addition to existin g st ud ie s, w hi ch h ave hitherto focussed mainly on caste and class politics as the fundamental units of Indian society, and provides unique ethnographic information on the Jains, derived from recent fieldwork." Minor wrinkling at top of spin e. D ust ja cke t h as ver y l ight edge wrinkling - mainly along top edge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS., Delderfield, R.F.  (Ronald Frederic Delderfield.)
7 Delderfield, R.F. (Ronald Frederic Delderfield.) NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS.
Philadelphia Chilton 1966 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
242 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Napoleon, that master strategist, created twenty-six Marshals of France between the years 1804 and 1815. These men, who held the highest positions in the Empire after Napoleon himself, came from diverse, and often humble backgrounds. Among the twenty-six were officers, sergeant majors, rankers, apprentices, a farmer's boy, a brewer, a poet, a smuggler, an actor, a barber, and a prince. The two qualities they all had in common were courage and ambition. During the years when Napoleon was conqueror of most of Europe, the marshals acquired titles and great riches, and in the end there was only one who was not to some extent corrupted by greed or ambition, and who remained loyal to the man who had elevated them all to power. Through their stories, and the eyes of the author, the entire panorama of French history, from the first days of the French Revolution until the restoration of the Bourbons, is seen. The color and excitement of the great battles, the strategy, the roll of history is here in (this book), the first to follow the actual careers of the marshals from July, 1789, until their deaths." Light cigarette odor, a few pages with small a soft wrinkle at top corner, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light browning at top edge, very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOME OF MY YOUTH:  HANOVER., Hahn, Josephine Elizabeth.
8 Hahn, Josephine Elizabeth. HOME OF MY YOUTH: HANOVER.
Hanover, Ontario Hanover Public Library 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8 11/16' H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, map. A local history of Hanover, Ontario, looking at its people, politics, businesses, schools, churches, etc. A few pages with a tiny crease at top corner, two tiny faint stains in top margin of page 183, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON., Hamilton, James.
9 Hamilton, James. WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON.
London Pavilion 1992 1851457194 / 9781851457199 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine William Heath Robinson. 
151 pp, 12 1/8" H. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "In this first fully illustrated monograph of William Heath Robinson's life and work, James Hamilton makes a refreshingly new exploration of the personality of this convivial family man and deeply serious artist. Through fascinating new insights, he traces the influences on his art, the development of his uniquely individual humorous style, and the unexpected path that his career followed: the switch from landscapes to book illustration, and early success as illustrator of Poe, Cervantes and Hans Andersen; the creation of his engaging character Uncle Lubin, his cartoons for magazines, and the First World War anti-German satires which earned him an enthusiastic following. Only after he had submitted his illustrations for a 'Complete Works of Shakespeare' in 1922, promptly cancelled, did Heath Robinson turn away from literary illustration. Then came the immensely popular books on golf and railways and motoring, murals and decorations for a liner, gadgets for the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1934, and a wealth of inspired magazine and commercial work. Hamilton rounds off his account of Heath Robinson's life and career with detailed appendices, including a chronology of his life, an important discussion of his sources, comprehensive bibliographies, and lists of his exhibitions, advertising work and ephemera. Published here for the first time are examples of the recently discovered Shakespeare illustrations." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN NOVELISTS SINCE WORLD WAR II.  SECOND SERIES.  DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME SIX., Kibler, James, E., Jr., editor.  Foreword by william Targ.
10 Kibler, James, E., Jr., editor. Foreword by william Targ. AMERICAN NOVELISTS SINCE WORLD WAR II. SECOND SERIES. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME SIX.
Detroit Gale Research 1980 0810309084 / 9780810309081 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
404 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue title blocks/gilt lettering on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions (including some signatures). Includes the Cumulative Index Volumes 1-6. The seventy entries in this book supplement "American Novelists Since World War II, First Series', further documenting the growth of a body of literature still in the making." Contains bio-bibliographical information about: Paul Bowles; Frederick Busch, Pat Conroy; Don DeLillo; J.P. Dunleavy; A.B. Guthrie, Jr.; Earl Hamner, John Hersey, John Irving; Shirley Jackson; John Knowles, Harper Lee; Peter Matthiessen, Cormac McCarthy; James A. Michener; Toni Morrison; Josephine Pinckney; Sylvia Plath; Mario Puzo; Mary Lee Settle; Irwin Shaw; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Anne Tyler; Gore Vidal; Alice Walker; Joseph Wambaugh, etc. Light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, light wear at corners, three corners with very small bump. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
TIARAS:  A HISTORY OF SPLENDOUR., Munn, Geoffrey C.
11 Munn, Geoffrey C. TIARAS: A HISTORY OF SPLENDOUR.
Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2003, reprint. 
432 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851493751 Beautifully and profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. "Tiaras have always inspired a great fascination and the most beautiful and influential wome n have been painted, photographed and admired whilst wearing them. Even in the twenty-first century they are still worn and continue to inspire special poise, elegance and sophistication. This lavishly illustrated book includes exclusive p h o t o g r a p hs, many reproduced for the first time, of a variety of Royal tiaras together with those of French and Russian Imperial provenance, including four stunning tiaras designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria. Geoffrey Munn has als o be en g ra nt ed p ri vileged access to the archives of many famous jewellers, including Boucheron, Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels and Faberge, for his research. The regal images of some of the most prestigious jewels in the world will captivate t he rea der an d e nsu re tur ning the page to the next enticing image becomes irresistible. Many of these mesmerising tiaras also have great historical significance and their provenance is fully explained here. Among the contemporary pieces re fer red to are tiar as b elon gin g to Jamie Lee Curtis, Vivienne Westwood, Elton John and Madonna, that were made by Galliano, Slim Barratt and Versace. The scholarly text, which incorporates more than 400 illustrations, includes chapters on tia ras as c rown jew els, Russi an st yle tiara s, tiaras as works of art and the relationship between the tiara and the costume ball. (This) is a magnificent work that will enthral all those interested in fashion and style, jewellery, European histo ry a nd Ro yalty ." L ight soilin g at b otto m edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling, moderate wrinkling/creasing at top of front panel between two 1" tears - archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 115.00 USD
 
 
KINGS & QUEENS OF BRITAIN., Ross, Josephine.
12 Ross, Josephine. KINGS & QUEENS OF BRITAIN.
Artus, London, 1982. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1898799067 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "This lively account of the reigns of the kings and queens of England and Scotland is a capsule history of Britain studded with a vast va riety of facts both well-known and obscure. While it is no surprise to read in these pages that Henry VIII had a marital record unequalled in the history of the British monarchy, it is less common knowledge that not one but two kings were cr o w n e d i n England in the year 1066. American schoolchildren to this day are unlikely to be taught that George III, so reviled by the Colonists, led an exemplary family life, was a fine gardener and the first Hanoverian king to speak English wi th ou t a fo r ei gn accent. Richard the Lionheart, the twelfth century crusader-king, never learned English at all; he raised as much money as he could for the costly Crusades and was reported to have said that he would sell London itself if he co uld fi nd a nyo ne to buy it. (This book) is a treasury of such information, entertainingly written and beautifully illustrated, which also serves as a biographical dictionary of the British monarchs from the Norman Conquests to Elizabeth II. It i nclu des fa mily tr ees, tables of dates and events, and a gazetteer describing places of royal interest to visit throughout Britain." Small bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, creasing and small tear archivally t aped at bo ttom of spine , co lor o n spine has faded. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
BRUGES FLOWER LACE., Sutton, Edna.
13 Sutton, Edna. BRUGES FLOWER LACE.
McMinnville, Oregon Robin & Russ Handweavers 1986 0852196504 / 9780852196502 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
118 pp, 9 13/16" H - glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, drawings. "One of the most beautiful forms of traditional Continental bobbin lace, Bruges Flower lace is described in detail in this first English language book on the subject. A carefully planned reference and instructional work, produced for the lacemaker with a working knowledge of the craft, this book is the result of several years of research by the author. It describes the basic techniques used in the lace - braids, edgings, leaves, scrolls and flowers - and provides detailed explanations on how to make many decorative lace pieces. In common with all good lace books it is illustrated with many photographs, prickings and diagrams." Small bump at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, two small line indentations at bottom of front board at hinge, very light corner wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Thorpe, Clarence D.; Baker, Carlos; Weaver, Bennett, eds. (Elizabeth Nitchie, Richard Harter Fogle, Hoxie N. Fairchild, Josephine Miles, Newton P. Stallknecht, Helen Darbishire, Herbert Marshall McLuhan, D.G. James, Kathleen Coburn, Herbert Read, e MAJOR ENGLISH ROMANTIC POETS.
Forum House, Toronto, 1971. 
269 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover. Contents: Introduction; The Romantic Movement (Form in Romantic Poetry - A Note on Romantic Oppositions and Reconciliations - Romanticism: Devil's Advocate); Wordsworth (Wordsworth: The Mind's Excursive Power - W ordsworth and the Quality of Man - Wordsworth's Significance for Us); Coleridge (Coleridge as Artist - The Thought of Coleridge - Coleridge Redivivus); Byron (Irony and Image in Byron's 'Don Juan' - Byron and Some Current Patterns of Though t - B y r o n and the Modern Spirit); Shelley (Shelley the Artist - The Bottom of the Night - Present Values in Shelley's Art - Shelley's Philosophy); Keats (Keat's Style: Evolution Towards Qualities of Permanent Value - Keats and His Ideas - The A r ti s tr y of K ea ts: A Modern Tribute - Keat's Thought: A Discovery of Truth); Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly twisted, light edge wear/wrinkling, old price blacked out and ghost sti ck er ma rk on fr ont co ver, slight fading and light crease on spine. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Washington, Peter, editor. (C.S. Lewis, Emily Dickinson, John Henry Newman, Robert Herrick, Soren Kierkegaard, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Sir Walter Ralegh, Rabindranath Tagore, John Donne, Simone Weil, William Langland, St. Francis of Assisi, et al. PRAYERS. (PRAYER & MEDITATIONS) EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POETS.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1995 0679444661 / 9780679444664 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
255 pp, 6 1/2" H. Integral ribbon bookmark. This volume of prayers and meditations is divided into seven sections following the Canonical Hours of the Christian Church: Matins, Prime, Tierce, Sext, Nones, Vespers and Compline. Each section gathers together poems and prose according to the theme and mood, suiting the hours of the day." Index of First Lines. Although predominantly Christian, prayers and meditations from other faiths are included. Very minor curl at one corner. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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