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1 Asquith, Herbert. MOMENTS OF MEMORY: RECOLLECTIONS AND IMPRESSIONS.
London Hutchinson 1937 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good - 
382 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. The author's memories of his father, Herbert H. Asquith, Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1908-1916. Contents: Cricket at Keats Grove; Early Friends; Grasmere and London; The Journey to Scotland; Fact and Fancy; A New Outlook; Winchester; Some Oxford Characters; A Generous Settlement; Asquith and Balfour; Force and Ferment; A Poet in Revolt; The Outbreak of War; Flanders in 1915; Men and Problems; The Somme and Whitehall; Arras and Passchendaele; The Battle in the Mist; Lord Oxford in Later Years; Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump at three corners, tiny dent on fore-edge of front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Harris, Deborah Turner. Cover art by Don Maitz (1 & 2) and Daniel Horne (3). THE CALEDON SAGA. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. CALEDON OF THE MISTS. 2. THE QUEEN OF ASHES. 3. THE CITY OF EXILE.
Ace, New York, (1994,1995, 1997), Ist printings. 
402 pp, 448 pp, 365 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. B&w maps. "For decades, the last scions of the Dunladry have languished in luxurious exile, growing soft and weak in the comforts of the Feyan court. Now their highland home cries out for its rulers - Duncan, with his virgin blade, and Mhairi, his sister - to lead the clans in a struggle for freedom from the usurping tyrant. But their battle is no ordinary one of sword and steel. For the priest-servants of the usurper have the very forces of darkness at their command. In the first test of his sword against a shape-shifting demon, the young king falls...And the fate of the empire lies in the hands of Mhairi, who must answer the call of her blood...as woman, as warrior, and as queen!" Interiors - two creases to first page in book 1, small book store stamp and old price on first page of book 2, soft corner crease to top of pages 329 to end of book 3 and light browning to inside of covers of book 3, other wise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, soft crease down rear cover of book 3, spines flat with two very faint creases on book 3. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE YEAR OF THE STRANGER., McLean, Allan Campbell.
3 McLean, Allan Campbell. THE YEAR OF THE STRANGER.
New York Henry Z. Walck 1971 0809831082 / 9780809831081 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "When the hated factor caught Mata the tinker at the salmon poaching he planned a terrible punishment for him. And it was on the night of Mata's ordeal in the midst of a fearful thunderstorm that Calum Og discovered how the mysterious Cave of Gold had been given its name. But the thunderstorm was the start of a blight upon the little crofting township - week after week of rain and mist, the crops failing for want of sun. And then the Stranger arrived, bringing with him sunshine and fresh hope. On the same day the factor fell from his horse, and lay unconscious, unable to prevent the Stranger from leading the boys in the building of a great fish-trap. But when the herring shoals came up the loch, and the trap was filled with fish, the men turned against the Stranger and drove him from the township; and the seemingly endless sunshine turned to torrential rain. And still the Cave remained a mystery to Calum Og until the night of the flood - the night of the 13th of October 1877, when he learned the secret of that Cave of Gold....What really happened to Mata the tinker? Was it mere chance that the factor fell from his horse the day the Stranger came ashore? Who is the Stranger? Set in the Isle of Skye in the harsh 1870s, (this book) will be enjoyed by everyone with a sense of history and a taste for the unusual." Tiny foxing mark at top edge of rear endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on fore-edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very small edge tears, tiny hole at top part of front flap-fold, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHY THE MAN IN THE MOON IS HAPPY AND OTHER ESKIMO CREATION STORIES., Melack, Ronald.
4 Melack, Ronald. WHY THE MAN IN THE MOON IS HAPPY AND OTHER ESKIMO CREATION STORIES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1977 0771058322 / 9780771058325 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Laszlo Gal 
64 pp, 10" H. Blue, black & white illustrations. "The timeless Eskimo myths of creation are retold in a style that retains the simple and dignified tone of the original age-old stories. Passed down by word of mouth over hundreds of years, these are the ancient tales by which generation upon generation of Eskimo children learned the origins of the sun and the moon, the narwhal and the white reindeer, the winds and the mists. One of these stories was first told quite 'recently' - perhaps only a few centuries ago. And all of them - a total of eight legends - are children's stories of universal appeal, delightfully written, capturing the feeling of the icy North and of the people who live there." Very light edge wear, very small light stain on verso of contents page, book cracked at last text page, minor bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, one or two edge tears. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DRAGONLANCE.  5 VOLUMES OF THE LOST HISTORIES - 1-4 & 6.  VOLUME 1. THE KAGONESTI.  VOLUME 2. THE IRDA.  VOLUME 3. THE DARGONESTI.  VOLUME 4. LAND OF THE MINOTAURS.  VOLUME 6. THE DRAGONS.  5 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Niles, Douglas; Baker, Linda P.; Thompson, Paul B.; Cook, Tonya; Knaak, Richard A.
5 Niles, Douglas; Baker, Linda P.; Thompson, Paul B.; Cook, Tonya; Knaak, Richard A. DRAGONLANCE. 5 VOLUMES OF THE LOST HISTORIES - 1-4 & 6. VOLUME 1. THE KAGONESTI. VOLUME 2. THE IRDA. VOLUME 3. THE DARGONESTI. VOLUME 4. LAND OF THE MINOTAURS. VOLUME 6. THE DRAGONS. 5 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
Lake Geneva, WI TSR First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Larry Elmore, cover art. Jeff Butler (v.1-3), Valerie Valusek (v.4) and Carolyn Guldan (v.6), b&w interior art. 
Five volumes of the 'Lost Histories' series (volumes 1 - 4 & volume 6) - 7" H. **Volume 5 is not included in this grouping.** Volume 1. The Kagonesti - 316 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0786900911. "Forests cover Ansalon. Under the legendary Silvanos, the elves of Krynn begin to tame the wilds and raise their crystal cities. But as the Elderwild Kaganos journeys toward a mystical encounter high in the mountains, he knows that, for his tribe, the woodlands must remain their eternal home. As centuries pass and Dragonwars rage, the tribe of Kaganos battles encroaching humans and the minions of the Dark Queen, aided by a potent legacy guided by revered Pathfinders. Until the wild elves stand upon the brink of the deadliest challenge of all - a challenge that marks a choice between annihilation and survival." Volume 2. The Irda - 312 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0786901381. "Given life by the gods, the Ogres were the most intelligent and beautiful of the early races on Krynn, and they reigned supreme in their perfect kingdom. Until that fabled race was weakened by clan rivalries and evil ambition, their downfall orchestrated by the hand of the Dark Queen, Takhisis. Until the once-proud Ogres were cursed by their own mistakes and transformed into one of Krynn's most ugly, despised and villainous species. All except a small group, the Irda, who learned to accept goodness, fight for their freedom, and escape to build a utopian civilization of their own on a paradise island in the Dragon Isles." Volume 3. The Dargonesti - 314 pp, 1995 first printing, ISBN 0786901829. "In a time of war, a princess of Qualinost and an elite band of warriors sail forth to rescue their countrymen from the collapsing Ergoth Empire. Their journey goes awry when a strange mist engulfs Princess Vixa's ship and transports them to a phantom island. Who are the mysterious masters who imprison them in their undersea city? No soul has encourntered the fabled Dargonesti or visited the city of pearl marble that rises from the sea floor - and lived to tell the tale. Princess Vixa and her companions meet the race of sea elves, experience a fantastical underwater world, face a foe counted among the legends of Krynn, and accept an impossible mission that will bring them back to the land they call home. Volume 4. Land of the Minotaurs - 314 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0786904720. "Throughout the time of Krynn, one race has remained strong in its pride and beliefs. The minotaurs envision themselves as the children of destiny, the future masters of the world. Despite adversity, defeat, and enslavement, that belief has never wavered. If there is a foe capable of destroying the minotarus, it is their own arrogance. Here is told the tale of clan against clan, and of how the exiled champion Kaz must discover the terrible secret of the empire before he and his entire race suffer the disastrous consequences." Volume 6. The Dragons - 316 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0786905131. "Aurican and Darlantan, mighty serpents of gold and silver, have been nurtured in a world of wisdom, meditation, and sublime faith. On the other side of Ansalon, Crematia, a dragon of red, inherits the Dark Queen's legacy of betrayal, violence, conquest, and plunder. The advent of worldwide war sweeps these powerful beings and many more into desperate strife. Battles rage over Krynn with a fury that threatens to annihilate nations and whole races - even dragonkind. As campaigns ebb and flow, generations of lesser mortals come and go, and the great serpents are left to determine the fate of the world. Their triumphs may create a destiny of all-encompassing light or cast the world beneath the shadow of ultimate darkness." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light browning to margins of pages, two vols. have moderate browning to inside of covers, very light browning to tops of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
6 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Servos, Launcelot Cressy. Inscribed. FRONTENAC AND THE MAID OF THE MIST: A ROMANCE OF THEALA AND FRONTENAC AT THE TIME WHEN FRONTENAC RULED CANADA AND OUROUEHATI DOMINATED OVER WHAT IS NOW NEW YORK STATE.
Rodale, Emmaus, Pa., (1938), 2nd edition. 
356 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT PASTEDOWN - "AUTOGRAPH COPY, LAUNCELOT CRESSY SERVOS." Very light browning to endpapers - darker in gutters, very light edge wear, wrinkling at bottom of spine, browning to edges of textblock, small faint watermark on top of textblock. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MOMENTS OF RISING MIST:  A COLLECTION OF SUNG LANDSCAPE POETRY., Tagore, Amitendranath, translator.
8 Tagore, Amitendranath, translator. MOMENTS OF RISING MIST: A COLLECTION OF SUNG LANDSCAPE POETRY.
Grossman, New York, 1973. 
228 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), soft cover with self-flaps. B&w illustrations. Poets included: Hsu Hsuan; Lin Pu; Mei Yao-ch'en; Ou-yang Hsiu; Su Shun-ch'in; Tseng Kung; Ssu-ma Kuang; Wang An-shih; Su Shih; Su Ch'e; Su Kuo. Interior - front flap is clipped, previous owner's bookplate and chop (stamp) on half-title page, copy of poem tipped in at rear of book, very small closed tear (with crease) at top of free rear endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - a few very tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, spine is slightly concave, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE TREASURE OF THE ISLE OF MIST:  A TALE OF THE ISLE OF SKYE.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 18., Tarn, W.W.
9 Tarn, W.W. THE TREASURE OF THE ISLE OF MIST: A TALE OF THE ISLE OF SKYE. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 18.
London Oxford University Press 1959 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Margery Gill. 
150 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by Margery Gill, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. First printing of this book in the Oxford Children's Library series (first published in 1919). "Fiona, living on the beautiful Isle of Skye with its caves and shores, its moorlands and ever-changing mists, sets out on a quest for faery treasure. Her search begins with her determination to find the Urchin who, because he has shot at birds with his catapult, has been carried away by the Little People. Under the wise guidance of the kind and learned Student, it develops into a search for something far more precious even than gold doubloons that the lively, down-to-earth Urchin himself would like to find. It is a haunting tale full of adventure, magic and mystery, of meetings with the strange Hawker, with faery folk, and with birds and beasts delightfully characterized. There is much humour and wisdom in it, and an underlying vein of poetry and imagination which enables the author to evoke most vividly the unique spirit of his much-loved Isle of Skye." Light browning to top/bottom edges of boards and on edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has soft crease at top of front flap, very light wear at top of spine and front flap-fold, slight fading on spine illustration. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Wright, Lan. THE CREEPING SHROUD.
London Compact / Roberts & Vinter 1966 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
190 pp, 6 7/8" H. "Earth was in chaos. Civilization was being strangled by a simple flower which had grown and spread almost unnoticed except by a few biologists. 'Eichhornia Crassipes' - the Weed! Spawned in the tropical swamps, it spread across the lakes and rivers, invading the rolling wastes of the oceans and blanketing the world in an evil mist. Ships became snared in its tentacles and radio waves were urgent with despairing calls from vessels caught in the giant web. Commerce ground to a suicidal halt. The Age of Barbarism was returning. In fifty years, it was said, Earth would be a dead planet. Was there hope of survival on another planet? Peter Benbow was forced to leave his wife, Drusilla and their unborn child, and journey to the base on Mars. There he realized that the Red Planet was untenable for any great length of time. The base relied on supplies from Earth and could never be self-supporting. The scientists on Mars knew this, too. They were preparing two great vessels - equipped like small towns - to probe deeper into space. But there was a breakdown of communication between the Martian base and Earth - a calculated breakdown on either side. Those on Mars feared cessation of the supplies from Earth if the worst were known. On Earth strange things were happening. Natural phenomena - volcanoes, earthquakes - were checking the Weed. And one man on Earth dreamt of power - on Earth and on Mars. Benbow was to make a journey back to Earth that was destined to shatter his personal dreams - and the hopes of the Martian colony." Interior - very light browning in gutter of pages and in margins. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, book is slightly cocked with faint crease on spine, two creases at bottom corner of rear cover - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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