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FASCIST ERA YEAR XVII (28th OCT. 1938 - 27th OCT. 1939).
1 FASCIST ERA YEAR XVII (28th OCT. 1938 - 27th OCT. 1939).
Rome Fascist Confederation of Industrialists 1939 Fair 
212 pp, 7 1/8" H. Light blue leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, marbled boards. Blue slip tipped in on blank preliminary "Compliments of / ITALIAN LIBRARY / OF INFORMATION / New York City 595 Madison Avenue". Contents: Foreword; Basic Facts; The Structure of the Totalitarian State; Guild Economy - Purpose; Guidl Economy - Machinery; Financial and Monetary Policies; Credit Policies; Credit Policies; Agricultural policies and achievements; Industrial policies and achievements; Commercial policies and achievements; Price Policies; Economic Self-sufficiency; Labor Legislation and Social Insurances; Social Services and Popular Culture; Empire Development; Appendix. Ex-library book with some stamps. labels and a card pocket on endpapers; moderate browning in margins of pages and some preliminary and rear pages, piece missing at top corner of page leaf 97/98 - does not effect text, two small tears on fore-edge of a preliminary page - archivally taped, a few tiny tears and creases at fore-edge of pages 1 to 8, a slight separation between some page gatherings but still firm in binding, light edge wear to leather, large sticker removal mark at bottom of spine/boards, small light areas of surface loss to leather at top of front board at hinge, some light dis-colouration to leather, light rubbing to marbled paper on boards, small ink scribble/doodle on bottom of text block, moderate browning to edges of text block, library stamp on top of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM.  HAMILTON, ONTARIO FAMILIES: SMITH, McDUFFEE, BAILLIE, FAREWELL, GILRAY, FITCH.  PHOTOGRAPHERS: ECKERSON, BELL SMITH, MILNE, INGALLS, INGLIS.
2 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. HAMILTON, ONTARIO FAMILIES: SMITH, McDUFFEE, BAILLIE, FAREWELL, GILRAY, FITCH. PHOTOGRAPHERS: ECKERSON, BELL SMITH, MILNE, INGALLS, INGLIS.
Good+ Photographs by Eckerson & Bell Smith, Milne, L. Eckerson, C.H. Ingalls, James Inglis. 
Small green cloth-covered photograph album, 5 5/8" H x 4" W, blind stamped decoration on spine and boards, gilt decoration on front board, gilt "Album" on spine, all edges gilt, metal clasp, decorative endpapers. 6 leaves, each page having a cut-out for photograph and decorative gilt border with the letters "E.&H.T.A." printed at bottom. This album contains 8 photographs and 1 tintype (three openings do not contain images). 1. Pencil notation identifies this small head shot as "Ezekiel Smith" and the photographer label reads "Made by / C.H. Ingalls / 53 King Street, / Two Doors West of the / College, / Hamilton, C.W. 2. Pencil notation: "Mary McDuffee Smith", no photographer identification. 3. Pencil notation: "John Baillie & Marcia Smith", photographer identified as "Milne, Photographer / Hamilton, Ont." 3. Pencil notation: "Robert & John Baillie", photographer identified as "Milne, Photographer / Hamilton, Ont." 4. Pencil notation: "Minnie Arabella Farewell / wife of Philander Smith Gilray", photographer identified as "Eckerson & Bell Smith / Hamilton, Ont." - noted in pencil on verso "B. 1857". 5. Pencil notation: "James (&) Walter", photographer identified as "L. Eckerson, Photographer / James Street / Hamilton, Ont. / Negatives preserved; Duplicates / Furnished at any time" - noted in pencil on verso "Age 16 & 14 1868". 6. Pencil notation: "McDuffee" - no photographer identification. 7. Tintype of gentleman - no pencil notation or photographer identification. 8. Pencil notation: "Emma Fitch", photographer's stamp on verso in border with garter and beaver: "James Inglis / Photographer / St. Catherines, C.W." Minor to very light soiling to some pages, one empty photograph opening has two very small edge tears, three small areas of surface paper loss on inside rear hinge due to residual glue, very small corner crease on rear free endpaper, minor corner bumps on boards, very light edge wear - mostly at corners and at top of front hinge, some areas of slight darkening on boards. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE EFFECTS OF FLIGHT:  PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ASPECTS.  FLIGHT PREPARATION TRAINING SERIES.
3 THE EFFECTS OF FLIGHT: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ASPECTS. FLIGHT PREPARATION TRAINING SERIES.
New York McGraw-Hill / Under supervision of Training Division, Bureau of Aeronautics, U.S. Navy 1943 First Edition Very Good Good- 
126 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with pale yellow/green lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; Fitness for Flying; First Aid; Effects of Altitude; Effects of Accelerations; Sensations While Flying; Difficulties in Flight Training; Difficulties in Flight Training (Continued). Very light edge wear, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, is lightly browned - mainly on spine and front panel, tiny tears and wear - mainly at top of spine and front panel, light rubbing/soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
4 THE MANUAL OF DELTA UPSILON. SEVENTH EDITION.
(Delta Upsilon Fraternity), n.p., 1937, 7th edition. 
115 pp, large 8vo, Hard Cover (no dust jacket). Fold-out map. Amendments to By-Laws Passed Since Publication of 1937 Manual and Delta Upsilon Fratenity Amendments to Consitution and By-Law 1938 laid in. Pages browning very lightly, small stain in top margin of page 53, previous owner's name/address on free front endpaper, corner creases to fore edge of map, light browning to edges of text block. Light edge wear to boards, three small areas of color loss to back cover (largest one is approx. 3/4" in dia.), small areas of faint water marking to front cover. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PERFECT READY RECKONER AND LOG BOOK, THE TRADER, FARMER, AND MECHANIC'S USEFUL ASSISTANT FOR BUYING AND SELLING ALL SORTS OF COMMODITIES, IN DOLLARS AND CENTS, SHOWING AT ONCE THE AMOUNT AND VALUE OF ANY NUMBER OR QUANTITY OF GOODS.
5 THE PERFECT READY RECKONER AND LOG BOOK, THE TRADER, FARMER, AND MECHANIC'S USEFUL ASSISTANT FOR BUYING AND SELLING ALL SORTS OF COMMODITIES, IN DOLLARS AND CENTS, SHOWING AT ONCE THE AMOUNT AND VALUE OF ANY NUMBER OR QUANTITY OF GOODS.
Montreal Montreal News Co. 1891 Good No Jacket 
245 pp, 5 7/8" H. Cloth spine, paper-covered boards with text on rear board, lettering, illustration and decorative border on front board. Appears to be an American publication reprinted by the Montreal News for use in Canada. No date, but examples of business forms are dated 1890 & 1891. Title page continues: "from a quarter of a cent to ten dollars, Containing also comprehensive and accurate tables for board, scantling and plank measurement, timber and log measure, wages and board, interest, grain and building tables, business forms, business law, and much other information for every-day use." From the Preface: "(S)hows at one glance the value of any number of pounds, gallons, yards, feet, &c., of any article from one ot a thousand, at one-quarter of a cent up to ten dollars, in so easy and expeditious a manner, that a person unacquainted with arithmetic may, by looking at the head of the page to find the given price, and at the column on the side for the number wanted, tell with the utmost accuracy the amount of value required." Contents include: Board by the Week; Bricks; Capacities of Cisterns; Cost of Pork; Facts for Builders; Facts for Plasterers; Gunter's Chain; How to Sell Hogs; Interest; Ice, Strength of; Land Measurement; Loss of Grain from Shrinkage; Measuring Corn in the Crib; Nails; Percentage of Water in Different Woods; Ploughing Table; Rate of Wages per Week; Rapid Lumber Measurement; Railroad Freight; Relative Value of Foreign Coins in United States Money; Surveyor's Square Measure; Storage of Roots in Cellars; To Find the Number of Shingles required in a Roof; Table showing the Number of Rails, Riders and Stakes required for every ten rods of Zig-zag Fence; To Measure Grain in a Granary; United States Government Land Measurement; Weight of Lumber per Thousand Feet Board Measure; etc., etc. Previous owner's initials in ink at top of title page, a few tiny light foxing marks on front endpapers, some soiling and light rubbing to boards, light to moderate edge wear, wear and very small bumps at corners of boards, slight darkening to spine colour. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE POLITICAL PROHIBITIONIST FOR 1888.  A HANDBOOK FOR THE AGGRESSIVE TEMPERANCE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
6 THE POLITICAL PROHIBITIONIST FOR 1888. A HANDBOOK FOR THE AGGRESSIVE TEMPERANCE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1888 Fair Ex-Library 
160 pp, 7 5/8" H, leather spine, corners, marbled paper-covered boards, red speckled textblock edges. Section headings include: Prohibition as an Issue; Various Considerations Concerning the Issue Against the Liquor Traffic; Prohibition, to be a Complete Success, Must be National; Success of Prohibition in Practice; Failure of High License; High License Favored and Prohibition Opposed by the Liquor Power; The Democratic Party Committed Against Prohibition; The Republican Party Committed Against Prohibition; Our Political Ledger; Latest State Votes on Prohibition; Progress of the Temperance Cause Since 1884; Temperance Laws of the United States; Liquor Statistics of Great Britain; Grain Used and Prices Paid the Farmers, by Liquor Manufacturers in the United States; Statistics of the Liquor Traffic - 1887; The Federal Revenue from Liquor for Twenty Years; Church and Saloon - Preponderance of Moral Strength Against the Liquor Traffic; The Brutalizing Effects of Beer; Our Load of Illiteracy; Election Statistics; Low License and High License in Chicago - A Comparative Statement of Arrests; The Prohibition Vote for Nineteen Years; Distribution of the Prohibition Vote; Prohibition Vote for Congressmen, 1886; Appendix: The Methodist General Conference of 1888 / Presbyterian General Assembly of 1888 / Anti-Saloon Republicans / Brewers' Congress of 1888 / Character of Liquor-Sellers and the Liquor Business (Recent Notable Testimony) / How the Liquor Traffic Spreads / Additional Information about the Republican Party's Attitude / Additional Illustrations of the Democratic Attitude / Prohibition National Convention of 1888 / State Organizations of the Prohibition Party, etc.; Index. Ex-private college library copy with attendant stamps, labels, pocket, etc., small heavy bump to fore-edge of pages 1 to 38 causing some tiny tears on pages and some loss of paper on two page leaves, a tiny hole and a few chips and a tear (archivally taped) at edges of title page, heavy edge wear to boards, heavy rubbing on boards/leather, 1" splits in leather at top of hinges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
WAR RECORD:  THE McGILL CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON, 1939-1945.
7 WAR RECORD: THE McGILL CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON, 1939-1945.
Montreal McGill Chapter of Delta Upsilon 1946 First Edition Good+ 
83 pp, 8 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/crest on front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Dedication; Killed in Action (short biographies with photographs of Carl Raymond Davis; Gerald Wentworth Roy Dillon; Hugh John Findlay; William Scarth Fry; William Austin Gardiner; Ross Eveleigh Johnson; Robert James McCormick; John Williamson Frederick Peacock; John Edmund Powell; Robert Noble Watt, Jr.); Other Service Records; The Honour Roll; Summary of War Service - 1939-1945; Summary of War Service - 1914-1918. Some light browning to endpapers - mainly in gutters and at edges, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light color loss on front board title, light rubbing, small line indentation and tiny indentation on rear board. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
WALT DISNEY'S ELMER ELEPHANT.  948, (Walt Disney.)
8 (Walt Disney.) WALT DISNEY'S ELMER ELEPHANT. 948
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman 1938 Good- 
Unpaginated (12 pages including covers), 12 1/8" H. Thick stock - "Linen-like and Sewed". Colorful illustrations with text below. Mickey Mouse helps Elmer Elephant built a house, but before it is complete, the sleepy Elephant decides to take a nap in Pluto's dog house, with disastrous results. Interior - light wrinkling at top/bottom of page gutters, small dent in middle of pages, some pages with a small corner crease, 1" tear at top edge of pages - archivally taped, slight browning to page edges and in gutters. Exterior - creases at top/bottom of spine, some tears at top edge of front and rear cover - archivally taped, creases at bottom corner of front cover, 2" tear at bottom of hinge of both covers, moderate edge wear/rubbing, soiling marks and some small ink stains on covers - mainly on rear cover, small dent on front cover, some surface paper loss at top of rear cover, small dent/closed perforation on rear cover, light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE MEADOW-BROOK GIRLS BY THE SEA OR THE LOSS OF THE LONESOME BAR., Aldridge, Janet.
9 Aldridge, Janet. THE MEADOW-BROOK GIRLS BY THE SEA OR THE LOSS OF THE LONESOME BAR.
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1914. 
255 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (dark blue/green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, illustration of girl with paddle coming out of tent on front board and a pair of crossed logs on spine), in dust jacket. 4 b&w illustrati ons, including frontispiece. The further camping adventures of the Meadow-Brook girls, set in early 20th century America. The titles on the back of the dust jacket list up to "The Meadow-Brook Girls on the Tennis Courts". Heavy browning t o p a g e s , front inside hinge paper is split, heavy browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, a few very small white soiling marks on spine and boards. Dust jacket has heavy wear at top/bottom of spine an flap-folds, small chips and t ea rs wi th c re as es , small erased pencilled numbers on front flap. Good/Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN FAIRY TALES.  NEW SERIES., Andersen, Hans Christian.
10 Andersen, Hans Christian. GERMAN FAIRY TALES. NEW SERIES.
New York Leavitt & Allen 1871 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
 
 
GETTYSBURG.  CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863.  OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1., Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta.
11 Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta. GETTYSBURG. CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863. OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1.
Osprey, Oxford, 1998, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855328348 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. " 'If there is no objection, I will take my Division tomorrow and go to Gettysburg.' With these words Major- General Henry Heth set in train the course of events culminating in the titanic clash around the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. On 1 July two Confederate Corps swept towards this strategic crossroads as Federal troops fought a desper a t e d e l aying action. The men of the Army of Northern Virginia were the best in the Confederacy. Under Robert E. Lee they had whipped every Federal force sent against them, and they were confident this time would be no exception. As the firs t at ta c ks s we pt forward full of confidence they were met by a storm of fire. Judging from the determination of their bluecoated adversaries this was going to be no ordinary fight." "(This series) presents the military enthusiast with a new a ng le on th e m ajo r b attlefields of history. Supported by comprehensive organisation diagrams the forces involved are examined unit-by-unit, including the 'tooth' combat elements and the vital 'tail' support troops. The objectives of the operat ion ar e a nal ysed and thi s 'theory' contrasted with the realities of the battle itself." Interior - two 1 1/2" pencil marks on page 11 partially erased with some light color loss on the page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership mark s. Exte rior - ve ry li ght r ubbing, large corner crease on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
12 Aspin, Les, Rep. & Dickinson, William, Rep. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Congress. DEFENSE FOR A NEW ERA: LESSONS OF THE PERSIAN GULF WAR.
Washington Brassey's (US) 1992 0028810287 / 9780028810287 First Edition Very Good+ Good+ 
93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The House of Representatives' official report on Operation Desert Storm, (this book) discloses what went right, what went wrong, and what was learned for tomorrow's defense planning and budgets. It is the first such congressional postwar analysis ever published. With responsiblity to go far beyond the media reports, the House Armed Services Committee interviewed nearly a thousand participants while thoroughly scrutinizing the coalition victory over Iraq. The culmination of that wide-ranging analysis, this book provides unique insights into such crucial topics as personnel, planning and deployment, the bombing and ground campaigns, the role of high technology, logistics and communications, and intelligence. It is a tough, bipartisan evaluation that leads to provocative suggestions for future defense in a rapidly changing world." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing - no color loss. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Baird, David M. AN INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY. EIGHT RADIO TALKS AS HEARD ON CBC UNIVERSITY OF THE AIR.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, 1959. 
111 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. Contents: Geology, Geologists and Mass-wasting; Mass-wasting Completed; The Work of the Wind; Rivers; Oceans; Glaciers; Geological Time; Earth's Construction; Economic Geology; Questions and Answers; In Conclusion. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book is light cocked, has light to moderate edge wear, a few small soft creases, wrinkling on spine, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Baldwin, Mary H. and Hinds, Evelyn G. Foreword by Christine Hamilton Allen. THE MARIGOLD COOK BOOK. (COOKBOOK)
New York Doubleday, Doran 1938 First Edition Good+ 
126 pp, 9 1/4" H. Plastic comb binding with paper covered pictorial board covers. Recipes from the Marigold Restaurants. Contents: Foreword; Appetizers; Cocktails; Soups; Sea Food; Breads, Biscuits, and Muffins; Sandwiches; Meat and Eggs; Vegetables; Salads; Cakes; Frostings and Fillings; Cookies; Puddings; Frozen Desserts; Pies; Sauces; Pickles; Jellies and Preserves; Candy; Beverages. Recipes include: Oyster Gumbo; Lobster a la Marigold; Shrimp Wiggle; Creole Jambalaya; Baking Powder Biscuits; Gingerbread Waffles; Southern Spoon Bread; Baked Virginia Ham; Brunswick Stew; Oxtail Noodles; French-fried celery; Candied Yams; Dixie Cake; Virginia Pound Cake; Sea Foam Frosting; Carrot Pudding; New Orleans Baked Custard; Black Walnut Ice Cream; Sour Cream Pie; Marigold Watermelon Rind; Green Tomato Mincemeat and much, much more. 3 or 4 page tabs have very light abrasion, 2 with minor paper loss which does not affect text, minor browning to edges and gutters of pages, light browning on tabs an edges of text block, light rubbing and soiling on boards, light fading to color on front board at spine, light to moderate edge wear - mainly on bottom edge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
15 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.
16 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
 
 
THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Barker, Nicholas.  Preface by Charles Ryskamp.
17 Barker, Nicholas. Preface by Charles Ryskamp. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1978 0199510865 / 9780199510863 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
69 pp, + large b&w plate section (photographs, reproductions), 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. "(C)elebrates the quincentenary of the introduction of printing at Oxford with a pictorial history of its subsequent progress, illustrated by the books, documents, and pictures which are its tangible record. The story, although it properly begins with the arrival of Theodoric Rood and the first learned and educational books that he printed, stretches back to the early thirteenth century when scribes, illuminators, and binders of books were already found in Oxford; but it was not until the seventeenth century that, at the initiative of two great men, Archbishop Laud and Bishop Fell, the University Press in its present form was established. It is the dark, dominant figure of John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, and then Bishop of Oxford, who emerges as the real founder of the University Press, and the man who determined the type of books which still preoccupy the Press: learned and educational books, and the Bible." Tiny soiling mark on top of text block, small shallow bump to top of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has old tape repairs at top/bottom inside of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small surface paper loss on front panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR., Barnes, Jeremy.
18 Barnes, Jeremy. THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR.
Gallery, New York, (1988). 
206 pp, folio (approx. 14 1/2" H x 10 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illus in b&w and color. ISBN 0861244486 "...explores in graphic detail the course of this long and bitter conflict...presents a new and fascinating view of this m ost complex and i nteresting conflict. The story is traced from its beginnings to the debacles of the evacuation of Saigon and beyond and includes coverage of the related conflicts in Laos and Cambodia...features over 260 carefully chosen i l l u s t r a t ions in a dramatic extra-large format which captures the intensity of this costly, controversial war." Light color loss at edges of black endpapers, four tiny dints on rear board with connecting line indentations, tiny bump to b o tt om o f fr on t hi ng e. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing, four tiny dints on rear board with connecting line indentations - one dint with tiny closed tear, several other tiny dints and small line indentations, l ig ht fad ing t o s ome o f t he lettering on the spine - still legible. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
19 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
London William Kimber 1960 Second Edition Very Good Very Good- 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that the credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Minister had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years of neglect and traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professional conservatism. He shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try to save the Middle East and its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the 'Torch' landings in French North Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first time. The author discusses the plans for Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not owing to rain, but to the hesitant, 'broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-folds, two edge tears with creases - old tape repair, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT:  GREAT GREAT STORIES FROM THE NATION'S FAMILY TREE.  (THE 50 WINNING ENTRIES PLUS THE BEST OF THE REST.), Barratt, Nick, introduction.
20 Barratt, Nick, introduction. THE FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT: GREAT GREAT STORIES FROM THE NATION'S FAMILY TREE. (THE 50 WINNING ENTRIES PLUS THE BEST OF THE REST.)
National Archives, Richmond, 2004. 
196 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1903365759 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "The History Channel launched The Family History Project in September 2003 with the belief that every family has a great story t o tell. The nation was invited to share the tales of its ancestors. The thousands of entries revealed a wealth of human experience, from grand achievement to everyday life, love and loss. Here we reproduce the favourites, illustrated wit h p h o t o g r aphs from home archives. Well-known family historian Nick Barratt provides research tips for those inspired to research their own family trees. In these pages you will meet heroes, lovers, travellers and survivors, as well as fami ly sk el et on s an d some famous figures. Individually, the stories captivate. Together, they bring the nation's family history to life in a most extraordinary way." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor ed g e w rin kle on r ear c over. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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