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1 Armstrong, C.H.A. Essay by E.R. Arthur. Foreword by D'Alton Lally McCarthy. THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF OSGOODE HALL.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
60 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) sketch of the origin and some features of the earlier history of the Law Society of Upper Canada and its seat at Osgoode Hall". Also contains an essay on "The History and Architecture of the Fabric" by E.R. Arthur. Slight toning to endpapers, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has small/tiny chips and tears, light browning, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Arnup, John D. MIDDLETON: THE BELOVED JUDGE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771007959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
202 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he story of one of Ontario's and Canada's greatest judges, William Edward Middleton (1860-1948), who served as a justice of the Supreme Court of Ontario for thirty-three years, twenty-two of them as an appellate judge. At a time when a number of Supreme Court justices were belligerent to counsel and irascible toward their brother judges, Mr. Justice Middleton set a high standard of courtesy and civility that has carried on to the present day. Because (he) never sought attention or encouraged controversy, his contributions have been known heretofore only in legal circles. Yet here is a man whose written judgments are still cited fifty, sixty, even seventy years later, the judge who sat on 'the Great Stork Derby' case of the 1930s, and who decided which of the two litigious Kellogg brothers could sell his corn flakes in Canada. In addition, Middleton was a renowned botanist and legal scholar. The prison inmates of his Bible class knew him better and appreciated his exemplary character far more than the average citizen. (This book) is rich with anecdotage and presents important legal cases in a manner the general reader can understand and appreciate." Minor old tape residue at top/bottom edges of free endpapers, small corner crease on page 7, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small ink mark on bottomm edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one or two very tiny edge tears, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ESCAPE FROM HOME.  BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA"., Avi,
3 Avi, THE ESCAPE FROM HOME. BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA".
Orchard, New York, 1996, 2nd printing. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0531095134 "It is 1851. Thousands are fleeing the Old World for the New, desperate to reach America. Maura and Patrick O'Connell, fifteen- and twelve-year-old Irish peasants, seek to escape a country destroyed by famine and the greed of English landlords. Their emigration is a search for life itself. For Sir Laurence Kirkle, eleven and son of one such English lord, America holds the promise of justice, though he steal s a f o r tune from his fath er to get there. Colorful characters, young and old, pop up everywhere - Mr. Pickler, investigator, actor Horatio Drabble, and Fred No-name and Sergeant Rumpkin of the Lime Street Runners Association. And there are Mr . C le m sp oo l and Toby Grout, the Reverend Bartholomew, Ralph Toggs and the vile Mrs. Sonderbye. Are they helping the children or stealing from them? For Maura, Patrick and Laurence,it is often hard to know until it's too late. Indeed, how th e O' Con ne lls an d young Laurence come to share a common fate in the English city of Liverpool - embarkation port for America - makes for an adventure alive with ironic coincidence and surprise. Inspired by the Victorian novels published in seri al fo rm, whi ch w ith ev ery installment pres ented new and diverting answers to the question 'What will happen next?', (this book) offers more twists and turns of story than a nineteenth-century back alley. (The first volume) ends on a spectacul ar clif f-ha nger . Mo re s usp enseful fun awaits in 'Book Two: Lord Kirkle's Money'." Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY., Baker, Kenneth, ed.  (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.)
4 Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.) THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
London Faber and Faber 1996 0571174531 / 9780571174539 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.) THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
London Faber and Faber 1996 0571174531 / 9780571174539 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Banwell, Selwyn. (Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie.) A FRONTIER JUDGE: BRITISH JUSTICE IN THE EARLIEST DAYS OF FARTHEST WEST.
Rous & Mann, Toronto, 1938, Ist edition. 
30 pp, 8vo, HC in pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w frontispiece portrait. Matthew Baillie Begbie was appointed the first judge of the new Colony of British Columbia during the Gold Rush. He was proved to be a tough, but even-handed adminstrator of the law, surprising many by his views that the Indian 'had the same right to life and property as the white man' - ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, light uneven fading, five tiny perforations to surface paper of hinges, tiny areas of surface paper loss at bottom of front board and corners, rear top corner lightly bumped, minor soiling. A sound copy. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE:  A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS.  (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.), Barke, James.
7 Barke, James. THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE: A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS. (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1953, 1st edition. 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "....gives a vivid picture of Robert Burns at the height of his creative powers, acclaimed as Scotland's national bard and yet bitterly aware of the empty glory of that fame so far as any worth-while improvement in his immediate prospects are concerned. He has left the scene of his brief triumph in the Edinburgh drawing-rooms. He is a farmer again, trying to wrest a living from the grudging soil of Ellisland . . . H e h a s very much on his mind the cares of a wife and family, for whom he is determined to make a home. Through these pages the sterling worth of Jean Armour shines like a star. Bonnie Jean has hitherto had scant justice paid to her by b io gr ap he rs . He re her character is limned with admiration and affection. One understands the strength of the bond between her and Burns, and how it could withstand the devastating impact of Burns's infatuation for Anna Park, the golden-haire d H ebe of th e G lo b e T ave rn in Dumfries....But the story is concerned too with Burns's intellectual development, not only as a poet but as a thinker peculiarly sensitive to the fresh political breezes that are blowing in so strongly from Fra nce. ...T he b ook ends wi th the aba ndonment of the farm and of the life he had known since boyhood, the never-ending struggle with the land; already the shadow of his last tragic years in Dumfies lies darkly across his path...." Four very sma ll in k che ck ma rks on ve rso of dedic ation page, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, one very small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to color at bottom edge s and on spi ne - s ligh t fadi ng a t t op edg es, bo ok slightly cocked. Dust jacket has small chips/tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 1" piece missing at bottom of rear panel, two small areas of surface paper loss on rear p anel, l ight ru bbing and so iling - m ainly o n rear panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
8 Bawden, Nina. A HANDFUL OF THIEVES.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1967, Ist edition. 
127 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Great wraparound cover art by Shirley Hughes. Fred, Sid, Algy, Rosie and Clio determine to bring the people who stole Gran's savings to justice, by fair means or foul! Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edgewe ar/wrinkling, tiny tear at bottom of front flap fold, one tiny area of color loss near spine, spine color is slightly faded but lettering is dark and legible. Scan available on request. VG+/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Beardslee, William A.; Cobb, John B.; Lull, David J.; Pregeant, Russel; Weeden, Theodore J.; Woodbridge, Barry A. BIBLICAL PREACHING ON THE DEATH OF JESUS.
Nashville Abingdon Press 1989 0687034469 / 9780687034468 Soft Cover Very Good 
240 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). "By probing the accounts of Jesus' death in the Gospel of Mark and in Paul's letters, (this book) uncovers a vision of divine power and justice that calls us to become partners in God's struggle to overcome suffering and injustice in the world. In the cross, the authors demonstrate, we as Christians are given a symbol of both weakness and defeat and of power and victory. This symbol is a magnificent reminder of the redemption and transformation of lives and situations through Christ's identification with suffering." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light front hinge creases, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
EDMUND BLUNDEN:  A SELECTION OF HIS POETRY AND PROSE., Blunden, Edmund.  Selection by Kenneth Hopkins.
10 Blunden, Edmund. Selection by Kenneth Hopkins. EDMUND BLUNDEN: A SELECTION OF HIS POETRY AND PROSE.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1950, first edition. 
374 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Edmund Blunden's reputation as one of the most distinguished living poets, and as the author of that contemporary classic, 'Undertones of War', does not do full justice to his various gifts. His work as a biographer and literary historian, as a traveller, a soldier, an interpreter of the English countryside and its institutions, must all be assessed in considering the large body of work he has written - over forty books in thirty y e a r s . I n making this careful and comprehensive selection from Blunden, Kenneth Hopkins has examined all his published books, as well as his contributions to the books of others, and also many papers and essays contributed to 'The Times Lite r ar y Su pp le me n t' and other journals, British and foreign...." The selections are gathered under the headings: England; Literature; Cricket; War; Occasions; Contemporaries; Travel; Envoi. Concludes with a Check-list of Books by Edmund Blun de n. V ery li ght br ow n ing to endpapers, Very small mark on fore-edge of pages up to page 23 - also in margin of page 23, faint soiling mark and faint watermark on fore-edge of textblock, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s l igh t ed ge w rink ling , l ig ht b rowning, light soiling/rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel, one small closed tear, a few tiny chips. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430., Cameron, Averil.
11 Cameron, Averil. THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1993 067451193X / 9780674511934 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
238 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Marked by the shift of power from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire, this pivotal era requires a narrative and interpretative history of its own. Averil Cameron, an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and culture, captures the vigor and variety of the fourth century, doing full justice to the enormous explosion of recent scholarship. After 100 year of political turmoil, civil war, and invasion, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in A.D. 284 desperately needed the radical restructuring he gave its government and defenses. His successor Constantine, continued the revolution by adopting - for himself and the Empire - a vibrant new religion: Christianity. The fourth century was an era of wide cultural diversity, represented by figures as different as Julian the Apostate and St. Augustine. Cameron provides a vivid narrative of its events and explores central questions about the economy, social structure, urban life, and cultural multiplicity of the extended Empire. Examining the transformation of the Roman world into a Christian culture, she takes note of the competition between Christianity and Neoplatonism. And she paints a lively picture of the new imperial city of Constantinople. By combining literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, she has produced an exciting record of social change." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME:  THE PEOPLE AND THE CITY AT THE HEIGHT OF THE EMPIRE., Carcopino, Jerome.  Edited by Henry T. Rowell.  Translated from the French by E.O. Lorimer.  Introduced by Keith Hopkins.
12 Carcopino, Jerome. Edited by Henry T. Rowell. Translated from the French by E.O. Lorimer. Introduced by Keith Hopkins. DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME: THE PEOPLE AND THE CITY AT THE HEIGHT OF THE EMPIRE.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Richard Shirley Smith, cover design. 
387 pp, 10" H. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This translation was first published in the USA by Yale University Press in 1940 and in Great Britain by G. Routledge & Sons in 1941. For the present edition, references to outdated secondary source material have been omitted and a new essay on further ready by Keith Hopkins has been added." Chaper headings: Part One - The Physical and Moral Background of Roman Life: The Extent and Population of the City; Houses and Streets; Society and Social Classes; Marriage, Woman, and the Family; Education and Religion. Part Two - The Day's Routine: The Morning; Occupations; Shows and Spectacles; Afternoon and Evening. Book is Fine. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH COMMONWEAL., Cohen, Victor.
13 Cohen, Victor. THE BRITISH COMMONWEAL.
William Heinemann, London, (1937), Ist edition. 
248 pp, small 8vo, HC (no dust jacket). B&w charts. Contents: The Government of Man; Local Government; Central Government (King; House of Lords; Commons; Cabinet; Laws; The Budget); Justice and Law; The Services (Navy; Army; Air Force; Civil Serv ice; Disarmament); The British Commonwealth of Nations; International Government (incl. League of Nations). Interior - pages browning lightly, two foxing marks on preliminaries. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, darkening to textblock t o p . V G - 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHITETHORN.  A NOVEL OF AFRICA., Courtenay, Bryce.
14 Courtenay, Bryce. WHITETHORN. A NOVEL OF AFRICA.
Toronto McArthur 2006 1552786064 / 9781552786062 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
682 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mounains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. Tom's English name proves sufficient for him to be ostracised, marking him as an outsider. And so begin some of life's tougher lessons for the small, lonely boy. Like the whitethorn, one of Africa's most enduring plants, Tom learns how to survive in the harsh climate of racial hatred. Then a terrible event sends him on a journey to ensure that justice is done. On the way, his most unexpected discovery is love." Light wrinkling at top of spine, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THEIR DARKEST DAY: THE TRAGEDY OF PAN AM 103 AND ITS LEGACY OF HOPE., Cox, Matthew and Foster, Tom.
15 Cox, Matthew and Foster, Tom. THEIR DARKEST DAY: THE TRAGEDY OF PAN AM 103 AND ITS LEGACY OF HOPE.
Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1992, first edition. 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802113825 B&w photographs, map, plan. "On December 21, 1988, a small block of plastic explosive tore apart a New York-bound Boeing 747, killing 259 passengers and crew and taking the lives of 11 residents of the tiny Scottish village of Lockerbie. The world followed in horrified fascination as a tale of international terrorism, airline ineptitude, and political gamesmanship unfolded. But another story was lost among the headli nes. Making use of more than three years of research and interviews, (the authors) present the whole picture of the disaster, including the story behind this tragic event: that of the people who died and the family members - who were left to d e a l w ith the devastating aftermath of the explosion. (This) is the shocking tale of the bombing, told through the family members' personal experiences: housewives who became adroit at handling the media; a doctor who became an authority on ex pl os iv es ; a real estate saleswoman who became an expert on terrorist groups; and the many others who sacrificed careers and futures in order to reform airline security and bring the terrorists to justice. The authors trace the history of the Pan Am 10 3 b om bin g, starting with the incidents that incited terrorists to attack and culminating with the indictment of two Libyans in November of 1991." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of flap-folds and spine, very light rubbing. Ne ar F ine/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT.  REVISED STATUTES OF ONTARIO, 1937.  CHAPTER 288.  AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20., Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch.
16 Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch. THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT. REVISED STATUTES OF ONTARIO, 1937. CHAPTER 288. AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20.
Toronto T.E. Bowman 1939 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
100 pp, 6 1/2" H. Contents: Interpretation; Registration and Permits; Requirement as to Equipment; Chauffeur's Licences; Garage and Storage Licences; Rate of Speed; Weight and Load; Rules of the Road; Prohibitions and Responsibility for Accidents; Arrests, Impounding of Motor Vehicles and Rewards; Procedure, Penalties and Conviction; Traction Engines on Highways; Operator's Licence; Financial Responsibility of Owners and Drivers; Accident Reporting, Statistics and Rating; Schedule A: Certificate of Justice; Miscellaneous: Criminal Code (Extracts from); Index. Interior - staples slightly rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SOLDIERS' FRENCH, ITALIAN AND GERMAN.  WITH CORRECT PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION., Detwiler, B., Justice.
17 Detwiler, B., Justice. SOLDIERS' FRENCH, ITALIAN AND GERMAN. WITH CORRECT PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION.
New York Detwiler Press 1918 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
285 pp, 6 1/8" H - red cloth with black lettering/banding and illustration on front board. A pocket reference prepared for American soldiers overseas in the First World War. Contents: French Section; Italian Section; German Section; English Money, Measures, Weights and Mileage; French ditto; Italian ditto; German ditto; Map of United States; Map of Western Battle Front; Map of Russia. The French section is by far the largest and includes: At Cigar Store; Aviation; Barber Shop; Billeting; Camping, Convoy; Giving Orders; Hospital; In Trenches; Laundry, Marching; Railway Station; Shopping; Society; Western Front; Wounded Soldier - among other subjects. Previous owner's name/address stamp mark on front free endpaper, tiny light foxing marks on endpapers, a few small light brown stains thoughout pages, one page with small corner crease, "to - from" gift page filled out, heavy browning to edges of text block - scattered tiny liquid stain marks on top edge, light to moderate edge wear, a few light small stains on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CELTS., Dottin, Georges.  Translated by David Macrae.
18 Dottin, Georges. Translated by David Macrae. THE CELTS.
Minerva, Geneve, 1977. 
142 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. Contents: A portrait of the Celts; Housing, food and clothing; Women and children. Death; The land. Hunting. I ndustry; Divinities. Divination. Forms of Worship; Bards and Druids; Governments and Society. Justice and War; The Celtic expansion. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
19 Drummond, Walter. (pseud. of Robert Silverberg.) (Marquis de Sade.) PHILOSOPHER OF EVIL: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE.
Evanston, Illinois Regency 1962 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
158 pp, 7" H. "Man or monster? What drove this Eighteenth Century nobleman to pen the works that made the name De Sade forever infamous? His life was a sorry record of imprisonment for the terrible deeds he perpetrated. But what of his books? Revolutionist, gaolbird, sentenced to die - reprieved, imprisoned again - and yet, also a Chief Justice finally deposed by the French Revolution because he was 'too humane' - what was he trying to say to the world? Was he, in embracing all Evil, hopefully testing the power and validity of Good? In this brand new biographical analysis of the Marquis De Sade and his works, here is the answer!" Interior - pages browned, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, small sticker pull on white area of front cover, a few light foxing marks to spine, tiny bump to top of rear hinge, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HANDFUL OF MEN QUARTET.  1. THE CUTTING EDGE.  2. UPLAND OUTLAWS.  3. THE STRICKEN FIELD.  4. THE LIVING GOD.  4 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Duncan, Dave.
20 Duncan, Dave. A HANDFUL OF MEN QUARTET. 1. THE CUTTING EDGE. 2. UPLAND OUTLAWS. 3. THE STRICKEN FIELD. 4. THE LIVING GOD. 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Jim Burns. Map by Steve Palmer. 
The four volumes of the "A Handful of Men" quartet - 6 7/8" H. 1. The Cutting Edge - 307 pp, 1993 first printing, ISBN 034538167X. "Beautiful Queen Inos married the loyal stableboy Rap and made him her king. Fifteen years went by, Rap and Inos were comfortable, secure, and truly happy, raising their family in the little backwater kingdom of Krasnegar, well removed from the hurly-burly of great affairs. But in far-off Hub, the old Imperor's health - and, some said, his sanity - deteriorated inexorably. The borderlands were seething. Prince Emshandar - or Shandie, as Rap knew him - found himself leading his grandather's armies into terrible battles where victory and justice hung in gravest doubt. And now the end of the millennium was at hand, ushered in by prophecies of cataclysmic upheaval on a scale never before imagined. All across Pandemia, sensible people tried to dismiss a growing sense of unease as superstitious nonsense. Then a God appeared to Rap and warned him that the prophecies spoke the least of the truth. Devastation was a certainty; total destruction loomed. The very fabric of the world was at risk. And it was all Rap's fault. The last thing in the world Rap wanted was another adventure. And it might be the last thing he would ever get - ." 2. Upland Outlaws - 299 pp, 1993 first printing, ISBN 0345384776. "The power-mad dwarf-sorcerer Zinixo had driven Emshandar V from his throne. He had shattered the ancient Protocol that kept tenuous peace among Pandemia's warlocks. And his conquest had only begun. Somehow the deposed Imperor had escaped his clutches - so far - but Shandie would soon be found. Then the Impire would be Zinixo's alone. Outlying countries would fall beneath his fist. And at long last, he would wreak fabulous revenge upon Rap of Krasnegar. For Zinixo wielded the greatest magic ever imagined: an army of slave-sorcerers bound to serve his every whim - to the death." 3. The Stricken Field - 338 pp, 1994 first printing, ISBN 0345388747. "The 'forces' opposing the tyrant (Zinixo) were paltry, their leaders few. Now as armies both magic and mundane swept across the lands, each rebel leader carried the flame of freedom to a different corner of troubled Pandemia. Shandie rode north - into disaster. Raspnex (Zinixo's warlock uncle) disappeared, pursuing his own secret plans. And Rap toiled through fetid, steaming jungles in search of a powerful troll-witch who did not want to be found - all unaware that his loved ones were far from home, and further yet from any prayer of safety." 4. The Living God - 429 pp, 1994 first printing, ISBN 034538878X. "The sorcerer Zinixo had declared himself Almighty, and none could doubt that the end of the era was at hand. Goblin hordes ravished the Impire. Dragons incinerated entire legions in the space of a heartbeat. The slave-sorcerers of the Covin practiced whatever barbarities Zinixo required. Soon would come midsummer, and the Nordland Moot, and the smell of blood upon the air. Soon the mad dwarf-sorcerer would truly reign supreme - unless Rap of Krasnegar could conjure a miracle at the end of the millennium. Rap and his rebels were recruiting any magic-users the Covin had not yet perverted. And when the time came to move against Zinixo - if it came - they would aim one single, killing blow against the tyrant. It wasn't much of a plan. But it was all they had - ." Interiors - Part One has very light browning to pages, Part Four has one page with a small corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - Part One has light browning to edges of text block and light wear on front hinge; the other books have very light edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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