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ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EPHEMERA - COLUMBIA  MASK (PROMOTIONAL ITEM.) - AS IS.
1 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EPHEMERA - COLUMBIA MASK (PROMOTIONAL ITEM.) - AS IS.
1974 No Binding Very Good 
Color card mask (10" H x approx. 7 1/4" W - ear to ear) of the character "Columbia" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Produced for the Roxy Theater, Los Angeles, 1974 - the original removable eyes and mouth section are NOT present. The production notes on the verso give the cast (including Tim Curry and Meat Loaf) and other credits - these are not affected by the removals. Minor browning at part of top/bottom rear edges, two soft creases on right ear, two small soft creases on left ear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
2 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
 
 
WORLD WAR ONE: GERMAN ARMY.  BRASSEY'S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS SERIES., Bull, Stephen.
3 Bull, Stephen. WORLD WAR ONE: GERMAN ARMY. BRASSEY'S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS SERIES.
London Brassey's 2000 1857532716 / 9781857532715 First English Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Christa Hook 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions, uniform studies. "(A) thorough analysis of the uniforms, weapons and equipment employed by German forces between 1914 and 1918. From the mud and trenches of the Western Front to the snow and forests of the Eastern Front, it is the first book to take a comprehensive look at what the German soldier wore and fought with and how this was transformed by the experience of battle." Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Bull, Stephen. Color plates by Christ Hook. WORLD WAR ONE: GERMAN ARMY. BRASSEY'S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS SERIES.
London Brassey's 2000 1857532716 / 9781857532715 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Christa Hook 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions, uniform studies. "(A) thorough analysis of the uniforms, weapons and equipment employed by German forces between 1914 and 1918. From the mud and trenches of the Western Front to the snow and forests of the Eastern Front, it is the first book to take a comprehensive look at what the German soldier wore and fought with and how this was transformed by the experience of battle." Book is very slightly cocked, bottom edge of several pages are not flush with other pages (1/8th inch) - does not affect text or pictures, minor wear at bottom edge of rear endpapers, tiny scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR:  THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT., Charyk, John C.
5 Charyk, John C. THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR: THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1985 0888331711 / 9780888331717 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The old-time Christmas concert is remembered almost unanimously by participants and onlookers alike as 'the biggest day of the year'. Every phase of the concert is featured in this wonderful book: from the first rehearsals to the unpredictably disastrous moments on concert night; from the welcome speech by a nervous preschooler to the climax of the program, the nativity pageant. The monologues and drills, costume songs and plays, gymnastics displays and minstrel acts are recalled vividly by participants in their own words and complemented by private photographs and treasured concert momentos. (This book) brings back the drama and excitement of the old-time school Christmas concert to all who miss it, to all who want to reminisce about it, and to all who wish to experience it for the first time." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds, two tiny dents on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Cooper, Heather. CARNAVAL PERPETUEL: A COLLECTION OF WORKS BY HEATHER COOPER.
Le Carnaval Perpetuel, Toronto, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0920668445 Profusely illustrated in vivid colour and b&w. "To many, the name Heather Cooper conjures visions of finely detailed paintings in mythical and romantic themes. As posters and pr ints, her works have become a medium of their own in celebrating North America's performing arts. But as 'Carnaval Perpetuel' quickly comfirms, the work of Heather Cooper goes much further, with a range that takes in the design of packagin g , p o s t a g e stamps, corporate trade marks, greeting cards, annual reports, even retail displays....Her work has been featured internationally in Graphis, Idea Magazine, CA Magazine, and Heidelberger Qualitat. But 'Carnaval Perpetuel', with 1 60 p a ge s of f ul l color illustrations, tells the whole story in Heather Cooper's own words. It's a story to be enjoyed not just by those in the business of art, advertising or communications, but by anyone with a feeling for the graphic arts who wo ul d l ik e t o k now a little more about the world in which they're created." Slight waviness on rear pastedown, slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Ver y Go od/ Very Go od 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA:  THE NRC, 1916-1966., Eggleston, Wilfrid.  Foreword by W.G. Schneider.
7 Eggleston, Wilfrid. Foreword by W.G. Schneider. NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA: THE NRC, 1916-1966.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1978 0772011818 / 9780772011817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
470 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photoraphs. "Skidding tires. Jet engines. Stars. Improved packaging. Seaweed. Radar. Wheat rust. Atoms. All have been the objects of intensive research by Canadian scientists. We are scarcely aware of the effects of such scientific reseach and planning on our daily lives; yet their impact is incalculable. The National Research Council in Ottawa has been responsible not only for research conducted in its own laboratories, but also in universities and regional laboratories across the country. The history of the Council is enriched by strong personalities such as Dr. Henry Marshall Tory, its first President and early champion of federal research. It chronicles the frustration of bureaucratic haggling, and the battles for improved funding and facilities to carry on important projects. It is the dramatic account of wartime work for more effective weaponry, on gas masks, radar and atomic fission. And it details the equally significant, but less known work on wheat rust, the difficulties of construction in the Canadian environment and wind tunnel experiments to ensure aviation safety." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on front board, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
8 Grimstad, Kari. (Karl Kraus.) MASKS OF THE PROPHET: THE THEATRICAL WORLD OF KARL KRAUS.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1982), Ist edition. 
297 pp, 8vo, HC. This book has been rebound by a binder who worked at the University of Toronto in dark red half-leather, with five raised bands on spine, gilt lettering/design, marbled boards and tooling - making it an attractive gift copy. B&w p hotos. "(A) detailed chronological study of Kraus's intellectual activity as reflected in his work on the theatre. The results are presented in five chapters, each dealing with a different 'mask' adopted by Kraus during the period 1892-1936. G r i m stad considers not only threatre and drama criticism in Die Fackel and Kraus's dramatic writing, but also biographical data, to help uncover the rationale of his work...This volume will be of particular interest to those working in the fields of t he atre criticism, comparative literature, German literature, and Jewish intellectual history." Faint marking to front endpapers, slight darkening to leather around author's name, tiny chip from edge of marbled paper on front board near spine . V ery Go od. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME IV, NUMBER 2.  SPRING 1991: INDONESIAN PERFORMING ARTS., Jessup, Helen Ibbitson; Harnish, David; Sedyawati, Edi; Rodgers, Susan.
9 Jessup, Helen Ibbitson; Harnish, David; Sedyawati, Edi; Rodgers, Susan. ASIAN ART. VOLUME IV, NUMBER 2. SPRING 1991: INDONESIAN PERFORMING ARTS.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1991 0894234X Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, map. Contents: Voices of the Ancestors or Internationalism?: The Dilemma of the Indonesian Artist; Map of Indonesia; Balinese Performance as Festival Offering; Traditional Dramatic Performances of Indonesia; A Single Indonesian Art World?: Continuities Across the Archipelago; Glossary. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at top of rear hinge, light bump at botton corner of rear cover - migrates into last few pages, light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SKY GODS:  THE SUN AND MOON IN ART AND MYTH., Komaroff, Katherine.
10 Komaroff, Katherine. SKY GODS: THE SUN AND MOON IN ART AND MYTH.
New York Universe Books 1974 0876631871 / 9780876631874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
86 pp, 11 5/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Ever since the beginning of time, man has wondered about the meaning and behavior of the sun and moon. He has carefully observed their cycles and realized their importance for his own survival. The close contact with nature that ancient man enjoyed made him more conscious of their presence, whether he lived in a place constantly warmed by the sun or in a bitter cold world where the sun seemed far away. Ancient men tried to explain the meaning of this mysterious phenomenon in stories closely related to their own lives and religious beliefs. The Hindu people of India thought that the sun was a red man with four arms in a golden chariot. For the Egyptians, the sun was a great watchful eye. The North American Indians said that the moon was a great ball of light tossed into the sky by a clever creature called Raven. The Eskimos believed that the moon was a powerful hunter who often stood in front of his igloo. These stories, called myths, are handed down from generation to generation, and celebrate the great mystery of life. They are loved because of their beauty and power and also for what they tell us about people of other cultures. In 'Sky Gods', myths from India, Egypt, Africa, Japan, China, the Eskimos, and the Indians of North and South America are lucidly retold and illustrated with stunning photographs of art and artifacts from the various cultures. There is a common message behind all these stories. Although the masks, paintings, statues, and other works of art also vary - some are relatively simple, others are highly sophisticated - yet they all contain clues to a deeper understanding of the beauty and mysteriousness of the universe." Two large diagonal creases on free rear endpaper, light stain along bottom edge of rear board, very small light stain on top edge of front board, one soft corner crease. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and two light scuff lines on rear panel, small stain at inside bottom edge of rear panel, one small edge tear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HARLEQUIN ON THE MOON: COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE AND THE VISUAL ARTS., Lawner, Lynne.
11 Lawner, Lynne. HARLEQUIN ON THE MOON: COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE AND THE VISUAL ARTS.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1998 0810911949 / 9780810911949 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Commedia dell'arte is the first modern theater - inspiration to Shakespeare, Moliere, Goldoni, Mozart, and Balanchine and forerunner of the modern stage comedy. Since its invention as a popular entertainment in Renaissance Italy, commedia, with its stock characters, its absurd and witty plots, and its utterly charming personalities, has captivated audiences high and low, from the street fairs where Punch and Judy reigned to the exquisitely refined court of the Sun King. This book traces the history of commedia from its beginnings through many transformations to its rediscovery in the experimental theater of today. The depictions of commedia in the visual arts has a rich history. From Tiepolo and Watteau to Beardsley, Picasso, Hockney, and other modern masters, painters have found great resonance and meaning in the clowns and lovers of commedia. Here the visual and dramatic arts meet, giving birth to styles of art and performance at once clever, hilarious, poignant, tragic, and eternal. Lynne Lawner traces all these threads, unearthing rare texts of commedia plays, discovering myriad version of the ever-fascinating Harlequin, Pierrot, Columbine, and Pulcinella, relating the gossip of courts and theaters, and revealing the ways in which these figures and their classic stories - the sly servant, the foolish soldier, the clever maid, the quack doctor - have arisen again and again in art." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE COLD BLUE SKY:  A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO., Novey, Jack.  Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun.
12 Novey, Jack. Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun. THE COLD BLUE SKY: A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1997 1574270664 / 9781574270662 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
183 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The year is 1943. Hitler's troops hold the European continent, and the Western Allies are bringing the war to the German homeland with a round-the-clock bombing campaign. Sergeant Jack Novey, an eighteen-year-old volunteer from the streets of Chicago, is hurled into the meatgrinder of the air war over France and Germany. He becomes a waist gunner on the ten-man crew of the 'Black Hawk', one B-17 among the hundreds operating out of English bases. Flying beyond the range of protecting fighters and into the teeth of the Luftwaffe, Jack and his crewmates go on some of the most dangerous and controversial raids of the war. Against heavy odds, they complete their 25 combat missions and live to tell about it." Dust jacket has very miner edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE COLD BLUE SKY:  A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO., Novey, Jack.  Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun.
13 Novey, Jack. Edited and with introduction by Fryar Calhoun. THE COLD BLUE SKY: A B-17 GUNNER IN WORLD WAR TWO.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1997 1574270664 / 9781574270662 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
183 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The year is 1943. Hitler's troops hold the European continent, and the Western Allies are bringing the war to the German homeland with a round-the-clock bombing campaign. Sergeant Jack Novey, an eighteen-year-old volunteer from the streets of Chicago, is hurled into the meatgrinder of the air war over France and Germany. He becomes a waist gunner on the ten-man crew of the 'Black Hawk', one B-17 among the hundreds operating out of English bases. Flying beyond the range of protecting fighters and into the teeth of the Luftwaffe, Jack and his crewmates go on some of the most dangerous and controversial raids of the war. Against heavy odds, they complete their 25 combat missions and live to tell about it." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has soft crease at top of front panel, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.  AUTUMN  2009.  VOLUME 18, NUMBER 4., Sarty, Roger, editor.  Maxine Dagenais; Andrew B. Godefroy; Robert Spencer; Andrew Iarocci; Tim Cook; Nic Clarke; Ken Reynolds.
14 Sarty, Roger, editor. Maxine Dagenais; Andrew B. Godefroy; Robert Spencer; Andrew Iarocci; Tim Cook; Nic Clarke; Ken Reynolds. CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY. AUTUMN 2009. VOLUME 18, NUMBER 4.
Waterloo, Ontario Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University 2009 11958472 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
80 pp, 11" H (magazine format). B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: "Une Permission! C'est bon pour une recrue": Discipline and Illegal Absences in the 22nd (French-Canadian) Battalion, 1915-19; The Royal Military College of Canada and the Education of Officers for the Great War; Military Training in an Academic Environment: The University of Toronto Canadian Officers Training Corps, 1914-1968; "A Unique Art": Canadian Anti-Gas Respirator Production in the Second World War; The Top 10 Most Important Books of Canadian Military History; Passchendaele highlights uncounted casualties; Canada's Soldiers of the South African and First World Wars at Library and Archives Canada. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light crease at fore-edge of rear cover, small area of light scuffing in the title at the top of front cover, tiny bump at bottom of spine, a few very tiny dints on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
GHOSTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES:  THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN MEDIEVAL SOCIETY., Schmitt, Jean-Claude.  Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan.
15 Schmitt, Jean-Claude. Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan. GHOSTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE LIVING AND THE DEAD IN MEDIEVAL SOCIETY.
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1998 0226738884 / 9780226738888 Soft Cover Very Good 
290 pp, 9" H. "(E)xamines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, revealing the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other during the middle ages. Schmitt also discusses Augustine's influence on medieval authors; the link between dreams and autobiographical narratives; and monastic visions and folklore. Including numerous color reproductions of ghosts and ghostly trappings, this book presents a unique and intriguing look at medieval culture." Interior - soft crease at top corner of pages 80 to 140, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one very tiny corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Turner, E.S. THE PHONEY WAR.
St. Martin's, New York, (1962). 
311 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. (cartoons, posters). A look at Britain in the period before the Battle of Britain - a world of gas masks, blackouts, rationing, evacuations and warnings about what to do if a German parachutist lands on your doorstep - a time when it was an offensce to leave a car parked without disabling it and when signpost were torn down to confuse the enemy... Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and tears with creases - some with old tape reapirs, moderate rubbing, light fading to spine color, small stain on front panel. VG/G- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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