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New York Dorset 1992 0880297182 / 9780880297189 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(O)ffers a very different kind of tour to the armchair traveler. Wander through the haunted castles and cottages of Europe with Hans Holzer, the world's most famous psychic investigator, and explore a full range of psychic phenomena from the spirits of the British Isles to the haunts of Imperial Vienna. In England, Anne Boleyn's legendary ghost walks headless within the Tower of London; a procession of transparent monks appears in the Cathedral of Winchester, where no monks have trod since the sixteenth century; and Bloody Queen Mary still visits the four-poster bed where she slept in the dark days of 1553. At Kilkea Castle in Kildare, it is said that the Wizard Earl and his companions ride at night and will return someday from the beyond to 'put things right in Ireland'. Room No. 2 in the Hotel de l'Europe in Avignon holds a shocking surprise for the unwary guest; and in Paris, No. 3 avenue Montaigne offers a special concert of ghostly piano music from a spectral grand. Ghost occur wherever great tragedy has left an unfortunate person stranded between the next world and this one, someone who has not yet been freed from their emotional turmoil. The true accounts presented in this book are based on Dr. Holzer's personal investigations." One page leaf with two very small scollops at fore-edge. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor browning to inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE COUNTRY HOUSE: A WARTIME HISTORY 1939-45., Seebohm, Caroline.
2 Seebohm, Caroline. THE COUNTRY HOUSE: A WARTIME HISTORY 1939-45.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1989 0297796267 / 9780297796268 First Edition Very Good- Very Good 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, drawings. "Much has been written about the great houses of Britain - their architecture, art and gardens, and the frivolous lives that were lived there. Yet little is known about the contributions they made to the war effort between 1939 and 1945, and the sometimes terrible price they paid. Their role was vital; preserving human lives, providing retreats for the wounded or dispossessed, guarding the nation's treasures. Drawing on personal memories and contemporary news and magazine stories, Caroline Seebohm gives a vivid picture of a very different life in the British country house. The details which colour the book are touching, funny, occasionally horrifying, and many ordeals, suffered particularly by women left holding the fort, are revealed here for the first time." The houses covered are grouped under the headings:The School (Longleat House, Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard, Knebworth House); The Military Billet (Great Glemham House, Hazells Hall); The Hospital, The Air Force Billet (Ashton Wold); The Hospital (Heath House, Ragley Hall); Treasure Repository (Boughton House); Secret Operations (Claremont House, Woburn Abbey). Slight bump at top of spine and on fore-edge of front board, bump at bottom corner of front board, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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