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ANNUAL '95: FICTION.  ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS.  ILLUSTRATORI DI LIBRI PER RAGAZZI.
1 ANNUAL '95: FICTION. ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS. ILLUSTRATORI DI LIBRI PER RAGAZZI.
North South Books 1995 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine 
190 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in color. "This is the official catalog of the 1995 Fiction Exhibition (of the Bologna International Children's Book Fair), showcasing recent work by some of the finest illustrators of children's fiction from around the world. The pictures were chosen for their originality, their artistic and technical merit, and their child appeal. Along with the beautifully reproduced artwork, essential biographical information about each artist is listed, making this catalog an ideal reference for all who delight in contemporary children's book illustration." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES., (Brother's Grimm.)
2 (Brother's Grimm.) GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROBIN HOOD:  A COLLECTION OF ALL THE ANCIENT POEMS, SONGS, AND BALLADS, NOW EXTANT, RELATIVE TO THAT CELEBRATED ENGLISH OUTLAW; TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED HISTORICAL ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE., (Ritson, Joseph)
3 (Ritson, Joseph) ROBIN HOOD: A COLLECTION OF ALL THE ANCIENT POEMS, SONGS, AND BALLADS, NOW EXTANT, RELATIVE TO THAT CELEBRATED ENGLISH OUTLAW; TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED HISTORICAL ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE.
(London) Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown / and T. Boys 1820 Full-Leather Good+ 
x, lxxiv, 240 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). Full green textured leather with darker green stamped borders on front/rear boards. Spine has elaborate blind stamped decoration, gilt banding & date, brown leather title label with gilt lettering. All edges red. Plain brown endpapers, b&w vignette on title page, genealogical chart, small b&w tail pieces. Oval purple stamp on verso of title page "Alexander Gardyne 1883". Mr. Rtison's work, originally published in a small two volume edition in 1795, is here reprinted for the first time in one volume, retaining "only a portion of Mr. Ritson's notes. The rest have been omitted as either irrelevant of inadmissible in a work designed for (young persons)." Contents: Preface; Mr. Ritson's Preface; The Life of Robin Hood; Notes and Illustrations (illustrations in the case meaning examples rather than pictures); Part the First (A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode / Robin Hood and the Potter / R H and the Beggar / R H and Guy of Gisborne / A true tale of Robin Hood); Part the Second (Robin Hoods birth, breeding, &c. / Robin Hoods Progress to Nottingham / The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield, with Robin Hood, Scarlet, and John / Robin Hood and the Bishop / R H and the Butcher / R H and the Tanner / R H and the Tinker / R H and Allen a Dale / R H and the Shepherd / R H and the Curtall Fryer / R H and the Stranger / R H and Queen Katherine / Robin Hoods Chase / Robin Hoods Golden Prize / Robin Hood rescuing Will Stutly / The noble Fisherman; or, Robin Hoods preferment / Robin Hoods Delight / Robin Hood and the Beggar (2) / Little John and the four Beggars / Robin Hood and the Ranger / R H and Little John / R H and the Bishop of Hereford / R H rescuing the Widows three Sons / R H and maid Marian / The King's disguise and friendship with Robin Hood / Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow / R H and the valiant Knight / Robin Hoods death and burial); Glossary. Light to moderate edge wear to boards and at top/bottom of spine, very small piece missing from bottom of spine label, light rubbing to surfaces of boards and spine, a very small hole (1/8" dia) in margin of page leaf 3/4, a similar hole (3/16" dia) in text of page leaf 203/204, 2 page leaves (pages 25 to 28) are slightly inset and untrimmed, a few tiny foxing marks throughout pages, front inside hinge paper is split but hinge is holding very firmly. 
Price: 375.00 USD
 
 
WHY THE CHIMES RANG AND OTHER STORIES., Alden, Raymond MacDonald.
4 Alden, Raymond MacDonald. WHY THE CHIMES RANG AND OTHER STORIES.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1924 Hard Cover Very Good Good Katharine Sturges. 
149 pp, 9 1/8" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black border and color pastedown on front board. 8 color plates (including frontispiece), plus a b&w drawing at the beginning of each story. Contents: Why the Chimes Rang; The Knights of the Silver Shield; The Boy Who Discovered the Spring; The Brook in the King's Garden; The Hunt for the Beautiful; The Boy Who Went Out of the World; The Palace Made by Music; The Forest Full of Friends; The Bag of Smiles; The Castle Under the Sea; In the Great Walled Country. Very slight twist to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few very tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, very light browning to endpapers, light toning to pages, two illustration pages have a small light foxing mark in margin - also on opposite page, very light browning to edges of text block - also a very small foxing mark on the fore-edge and slight soiling on the top. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, several edge chips and two archivally taped tears, very light browning on inside, faint foxing marks at top of flaps, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN FAIRY TALES.  NEW SERIES., Andersen, Hans Christian.
5 Andersen, Hans Christian. GERMAN FAIRY TALES. NEW SERIES.
New York Leavitt & Allen 1871 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket S. Pesoa. 
380 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 13/16" H. Purple cloth with gilt & black decoration on spine and front board, blind stamp on rear board, blue endpapers. 6 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece. The publisher has taken liberties in titling these works of the beloved Danish author "German Fairy Tales". Contents; What the Moon Saw; The Story of the Year; She was Good for Nothing; "There is a Difference"; Every Thing in its Right Place; The Goblin and the Huskster; In a Thousand Years; The Bond of Friendship; Jack the Dullard. An Old Story told Anew; Something; Under the Willow-tree; The Beetle; What the Old Man does is Always Right; The Wind tells about Waldemar Daa and his Daughters; Ib And Christine; Ole the Tower-Keeper; The Bottle-Neck; Good Humor; A Leaf from the Sky; The Dumb Book; The Jewish Girl; The Thorny Road of Honor; The Old Gravestone; The Old Bachelor's Nightcap; The Marsh King's Daughter; The Last Dream of the Old Oak-tree. A Christmas Tale; The Bell-deep; The Puppet Showman; The Pigs; A Story from the Sand-dunes; The Bishop of Borglum and His Warriors; The Snow Man; Two Maidens; The Farmyard Cock and the Weathercock; The Pen and Inkstand; The Child in the Grave. Some areas of very light foxing on endpapers, light browning in margins of pages, one or two very small foxing marks thoughout pages, a few slight separations between page gatherings but holding firmly in binding, moderate to heavy browning to edges of text block, wrinkling and heavy wear at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, slight curl at corners of boards, heavy sun fading to spine, top edge of rear board and rear hinge, moderate general fading to boards, four pages with a faint imprint of laid-in fern leaf, four page leaves not trimmed during manufacture, very small area of surface paper loss in top margin of frontispiece. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE WILD SWANS., Andersen, Hans Christian.  Retold by Deborah Hautzig.  Illustrated by Kaarina Kaila.
6 Andersen, Hans Christian. Retold by Deborah Hautzig. Illustrated by Kaarina Kaila. THE WILD SWANS.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 067983446X Color illustrations. When their wicked stepmother transforms her eleven brothers into swans, a devoted young princess must fashion a shirt of nettles for each of them, while remai ning absolutely silent, in order to break the curse. Tiny dint on bottom edge of each board, slight tiny bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly a top of spine/flap-folds and along top edge. Very Good+/Very Go o d 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
7 Andersen, Johannes C. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS.
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle 1986 0804804141 / 9780804804141 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Richard Wallwork. 
514 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Red cloth with black title block/gold lettering. 16 colour plates, 44 b&w photographs, 13 line drawings, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and Its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia; Kelea and Kalamakua; Uenuku; Fairies and Taniwha; The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui' (Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga); Hina', Sister of Maui'; Pele the Fire-goddess; The Spirit Worlds; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance; Religious Observances; Authorities; Other Books of Hawaiian Interest; Glossary and Index. Small label removal mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing/soiling, two corner bumps, light to moderate edge wear, sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES., Ashworth, Frank.  Illustrations by Janet Smith.
8 Ashworth, Frank. Illustrations by Janet Smith. BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES.
Mid-Pennine Arts Association, n.p., n.d. 
104 pp, oblong (5 3/4" H x 8 1/8" D) soft cover. ISBN 0950987808 B&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; A Town Amidst the Pennines; Burnley's History; Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest; Local Lore and Legend; Children 's Street and Playground Games; Burnley's Football Club: One Hundred years of Sporting History; A Burnley 'XI'; Burnley Milestones; Local Organisations relating to Heritage of Burnley; Bibliography and Sources Used. Interior - tiny bump at bottom c orner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, small crease at bottom corner of covers. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC FIDDLER AND OTHER LEGENDS OF FRENCH CANADA.  (THE MAGIC FIDDLER; THE CAUGHNAWAGA BELL; ROSE LATULIPPE; THE LEGEND OF PERCE ROCK; LA CORRIVEAU; THE WITCH CANOE; THE PORPOISE OF RIVIERE-OUELLE; LOUP-GAROU; PILOTTE; THE TREE OF DREAMS.), Aubrey, Claude.  Translated by Alice E. Kane.  Introduction by Marius Barbeau.
9 Aubrey, Claude. Translated by Alice E. Kane. Introduction by Marius Barbeau. THE MAGIC FIDDLER AND OTHER LEGENDS OF FRENCH CANADA. (THE MAGIC FIDDLER; THE CAUGHNAWAGA BELL; ROSE LATULIPPE; THE LEGEND OF PERCE ROCK; LA CORRIVEAU; THE WITCH CANOE; THE PORPOISE OF RIVIERE-OUELLE; LOUP-GAROU; PILOTTE; THE TREE OF DREAMS.)
Toronto Peter Martin Associates 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Saul Field. 
98 pp, 12 1/4" H. Beige cloth with deep maroon lettering on spine, decoration on front cover. Clear mylar dust jacket. "Dancing touques" patterned endpapers. 10 colour illustrations, one preceding each legend, "reproduced from an original portfolio of embossed colour engravings" by Saul Field "reproduced here in five colours on Kent Drawing paper". Versos blank. Promotion material laid in: letter introducing the book; single sheet biographical notes on Claude Aubrey / Saul Field / Carl Dair (designer of the Cartier typeface) - these four items are on sheets printed with the Magic Fiddler logo at the top and the Peter Martin imprint at the bottom - a loose print of 'La Chasse-Galerie' (The Witch Canoe), "an exact reproduction of Saul Field's illustration"; copy of a Quill & Quire article by Janet Lunn entitled "Claude Aubrey"; reproduction of a Toronto Daily Star article from 1966 about Saul Field's work on the illustrations (folded in four); and a Mono Lino brochure on the Cartier typeface. Book is very slightly cocked. Very light edge browning to two of the laid in biographical sheets. Mylar dust jacket has some tiny/small edge chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of flap-folds, corner crease on front flap, rubbing and a few scratches/tiny dents, protected in a second mylar jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHEAST ENGLAND.  BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES., Automobile Association.
10 Automobile Association. SOUTHEAST ENGLAND. BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES.
Reader's Digest, London, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861455185 Map endpapers. Colour photographs. "Breathtaking views, fascinating stories, archaeological treasures, links with famous characters - whether in the countryside or a town or vill age, around every corner you come face to face with Britain's heritage. All of these - and more - are to be found in this authoritative....guidebook - part of a new regional series from the AA - which captures the spirit of the best and mos t i n t e r e sting features of Southeast England. Local legends, literary, historical and architectural facts - together with items of natural history and geological interest - are just some of the topics packed into the 160 pages. The entries o n t ow ns a nd v il lages are arranged throughout the book in alphabetical order for easy reference. And over 70 photographs conjure up images of the most memorable and beautiful scenes in the region." Small bump at bottom corner of boards. Wri nk li ng at bot tom of fl ap-folds - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Baring-Gould, Sabine. Introduction by Michael Lord. THE BOOK OF WERE-WOLVES: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A TERRIBLE SUPERSTITION.
New York Causeway Books 1973 0883560089 / 9780883560082 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
266 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Werewolves are human beings who through magic change into animal form and lust for the flesh of other humans or animals. The tradition of werewolves goes back to the dawn of history and it is found in countries all over the world. There is even a scientific term for it - Lycanthropy - which denotes the magical transformation of man into beast or the belief that such changes take place. In this book, (first published in 1865, the author) advances as an explantion of werewolves, a theory of an innate cruelty and blood lust in mankind, dimly veiled by civilization." Chapter headings: Lycanthropy among the Ancients; The Were-wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Were-wolf; The Were-wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-lore Relating to Were-wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-wolf Myth; The Marechal De Retz - I. The Investigation of Charges; The Marechal De Retz - II. The Trial; Marechal de Retz - III. The Sentence and Execution; A Galician Were-wolf; Anomalous Case - The Human Hyaena; A Sermon on Were-wolves. A few pages with very tiny crease at top corner, bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light soiling - mainly on rear panel, yellow spine color has faded to white, light fading at top of front panel and on hinges, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
13 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
14 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROMANY RYE., Borrow, George.
15 Borrow, George. THE ROMANY RYE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - A.E. Jackson. 
498 pp + publisher's catalogue, 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, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. A fictionalized account of the author's travels on the open roads of mid-19th century Victorian Britain and the colourful characters who lived the vagabond life at that time. Previous owner's name, place and date (1930) in ink on rear of frontispiece; small newspaper clipping of poem tipped-in on free front endpaper; minor to light edge/corner wear; small light curl to top corner of pages; soft crease down half-title page. Slipcase has light edge fading, very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA., Boswell, Hazel.
16 Boswell, Hazel. FRENCH CANADA.
New York Viking 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Hazel Boswell. Signed by Author
82 pp, oblong (6 1/2" H x 9 1/2" D). Oatmeal-coloured cloth with reddish brown lettering on spine, reddish-brown illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers (Christmas Market at Quebec), 25 charming full-page colour illustrations. Signed by Hazel Boswell, underscored with a flourish and dated July 1938 on half title page. "I have been anxious to make this book as French Canadian in character as I could. In my illustrations I have therefore tried to follow the type of drawing and design that the French Canadian women make for their hooked rugs and other work." From the Author's Note. Contents: Quebec Seminary; The Chateau Frontenac; The Caleche; Christmas Trees; Tourists; Dog Derby; Carting Snow; Les Enfants de Marie; The Island of Orleans; Lorette; Scotch Names; The Habitant; The Cure; Sunday; The Calvaire; Carrying the Mail; Going to School; The Saw Mill; The Butcher; The Oven; Sugaring Time; Eel Fisheries; Hooked Rugs; Weaving; Spinning; Notes. Very light soiling to edges of boards and spine, scattered very light small stains on boards, top/bottom of book and one in margin of page 48. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF QUEBEC.  FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG., Boswell, Hazel.
17 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
 
 
BEYOND THE MYTH:  THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC., Brooks, Polly Schoyer.
18 Brooks, Polly Schoyer. BEYOND THE MYTH: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1990 03973242257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
176 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Signed by author on half title page. "Inspired by her love for France, by her determination to see the rightful king rule, and especially by her private visions and voices, Joan (of Arc) overcame the doubts of everyone from her parents to the king himself. Within a year Joan led the French to a resounding victory at Orleans and made possible the coronation of Charles VII in the cathedral of Reims. But after her glorious triumph, conflicts in the French camp, bad advice, and perhaps Joan's own headstrong nature brought her to defeat and finally to imprisonment and trial for heresy and witchcraft. Burned as a witch by the English after what was largely a political trial, she was later cleared of heresy, and eventually canonized. She is now the most popular French heroine and saint. (The author) has sifted through the records of Joan's trial, examined the studies of major historians, and roamed the streets of Domremy to find out who Joan really was. Neither a cardboard saint nor - as few still think - a witch, Joan emerges as a lively, emotional, determined person who believed so strongly in her cause that she overcame every obstacle she faced. Here is a new Joan for a new generation ready to question old legends and to marvel again at her courage and faith." Part of a series of history books aimed at the teenage reader. Light wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's signed bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, a few small light line indentations on front panel and on rear flap, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF IRELAND'S HEROIC ROLE FROM THE FALL OF ROME TO THE RISE OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE., Cahill, Thomas.
19 Cahill, Thomas. HOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF IRELAND'S HEROIC ROLE FROM THE FALL OF ROME TO THE RISE OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE.
New York Nan A. Talese / Doubleday 1995 0385418485 / 9780385418485 7th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
246 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne - the 'dark ages' - learning, scholarship, and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of western civilization - from the Greek and Roman classics to Jewish and Christian works - would have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland. In this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little-known 'hinge' of history, Thomas Cahill takes us to the 'island of saints and scholars', the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells. Here, far from the barbarian despoliation of the continent, monks and scribes laboriously, lovingly, even playfully preserved the west's written treasury. With the return of stability in Europe, these Irish scholars were instrumental in spreading learning. Thus the Irish not only were conservators of civilization, but became shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on western culture. (T)his pivotal era is brought back to life, its personages portrayed in all their seemingly contemporary humanity, its issues simply and compellingly spelled out." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to colour at top/bottom edges of spine/hinge cloth. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, three soft vertical creases - one on each panel and on each flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LAIRDS OF GLENLYON:  HISTORICAL SKETCHES RELATING MAINLY TO THE DISTRICTS OF BREADALBANE, GLENLYON, GLENORCHY AND RANNOCH., Campbell, Duncan.  Preface to Second Edition by Alasdair Steven.
20 Campbell, Duncan. Preface to Second Edition by Alasdair Steven. THE LAIRDS OF GLENLYON: HISTORICAL SKETCHES RELATING MAINLY TO THE DISTRICTS OF BREADALBANE, GLENLYON, GLENORCHY AND RANNOCH.
Strath Tay Clunie Press 1984 Second Edition Full Morocco Leather Very Good Good Signed by publisher.
351 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H) - full turquoise blue morocco leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, gilt decoration on front cover. Publisher supplied loose plastic wrapper. Limitation page stating this to be copy number 61 of 72 bound in leather, numbered and signed by the publisher, Alasdiar Steven. The first edition of 1886 was privately printed and this second edition contains the original text unaltered, with new preface, list of contents, notes and indices added. B&w frontispiece (The Glenlyon Brooch), b&w decorative head/tailpieces throughout. Small very light stain and small soft corner crease on free front endpaper, very minor soiling on edges of text block. Plastic wrapper has heavy wrinkling on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
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