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CASTLES IN SPAIN:  A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS., Clune, Frank.
1 Clune, Frank. CASTLES IN SPAIN: A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS.
Angus and Robertson, London, (1953), Ist edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, maps. "...(ranges) over a wide variety of scenes, history, and great personaages. The famous Good Friday processions at Seville, the great Prado museum, the caves of Altamira, the gipsies, the appearance of a land still recovering from the ravages of civil war - all these are subjects for Frank Clune's vivid description. He writes, too, of Spain's great past; of the Christian Reconquest after the period of Moorish domination; of Ferdinand and Isabella, the 'Catholic Sovereigns'; of Magellan and Columbus; of Cervantes and El Greco. But whether he is describing the cool glories of Gothic architecture in medieval times or the hot excitement of a bullfight a t the present day, he preserves his happy knack of making the reader share his own sense of curiosity and wonder..." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on front board, very slight bowing to boards. Dust jacket has creasing along top edge, a few tiny to small tears, a few tiny foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, now protected in mylar sleeve. G+/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
2 Harvey, William Fryer. Edited and with introduction by Maurice Richardson. MIDNIGHT TALES. (MIDNIGHT HOUSE; DABBLERS; UNWINDING; MRS. ORMEROD; DOUBLE DEMON; TOOL; HEART OF THE FIRE; CLOCK; PETER LEVISHAM; MISS CORNELIUS; MAN WHO HATED ASPIDISTRAS; SAMBO; ACROSS THE MOORS; FOLLOWER; AUGUST HEAT; BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS, ET
J.M. Dent, London, (1946), Ist edition. 
200 pp, small 8vo (approx. 7 1/2" H), hard cover (black boards with white lettering on spine), in dust jacket. Contains twenty stories selected from 'Midnight House', 'The Beast With Five Fingers', and 'Moods and Tenses'. Richardson 'introduces them with an essay on ghost stories in general and on Dr. Harvey and his stories in particular. Contents: Midnight House; The Dabblers; Unwinding; Mrs. Ormerod; Double Demon; The Tool; The Heart of the Fire; The Clock; Peter Levisham; Miss Cornelius; The Man Who Hated Aspidistras; Sambo; The Star; Across the Moors; The Follower; August Heat; Sarah Bennet's Possession; The Ankardyne Pew; Miss Avenal; The Beast With Five Fingers. Bequest bookplate on front free endpaper, small bookstore label on rear pastedown, minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, minor rubbing to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning, a few small closed tears with creases, some light waviness, light rubbing/soiling and 2" scratch on rear panel. VG/G- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
BY CONDUCT AND COURAGE: A STORY OF THE DAYS OF NELSON., Henty, G.A.  (George Alfred Henty.)
3 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) BY CONDUCT AND COURAGE: A STORY OF THE DAYS OF NELSON.
London W. Foulsham Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). No date. Colour frontispiece. "This book has been carefully edited and slightly abridged to meet the reading tastes of the Modern Boy." - From verso of title page. "This is the heroic story of Will Gilmore, who went to sea as a ship's boy and came back a captain in the Royal Navy - the story of a boy who won success and fame by his conduct and courage in the face of great danger. It is a tale of vigour and action, endurance and daring - a tale of sea-fights with the pirates of the West Indies and the Moors of Algiers, and of the great sea-battles against the French in the days when Nelson was a captain. In this fine historical novel - the last he wrote - G.A. Henty had brought a colourful age back to life and told a story packed with thrills, excitement, and superb heroism." Approx. first half of pages are lightly browned and last half of pages are moderately browned. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears - one with old tape and three with archival tape repairs, one or two tiny chips, colours are bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOLK DANCE OF EUROPE., Jaffe, Nigel Allenby.  Inscribed.
4 Jaffe, Nigel Allenby. Inscribed. FOLK DANCE OF EUROPE.
Folk Dance Enterprises, Skipton, 1990, first edition. 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. INSCRIBED ON DEDICATION PAGE: TO ALLEN AND MARGARET WITH BEST WISHES FROM NIGEL. 15th AUGUST, 1990." ISBN 0946247145 Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Ethnic and histo rical background; A little mythology; Circles and chains; Swords, hoops, garlands and sticks; Morris, Christians and Moors, and other battles; Guisers, hobby-animals and mummers; Couple dances and threesomes; Women's and men's dances; Weddi n g s ; M a y p oles, fires and spirits; Seasonal, work and animal dances; Church, healing, ecstasy and death; Country dance and dancing masters; Conclusion; Appendices: The sun, the moon and the dance; Flamenco; Musical instruments; Leading festiv al s; A ck n ow le dg em ents; Bibliography; Index. One page with a tiny corner crease, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, spine color is moderate ly fad ed. V er y G ood +/V ery Good- 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
5 MacAvoy, R.A. Cover art by Jim Burns. DAMIANO TRILOGY. 1. DAMIANO. 2. DAMIANO'S LUTE. 3. RAPHAEL. 3 VOLUME SET.
Bantam, Toronto, (1984, 1984, 1984). 
243 pp, 254 pp, 230 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. "He was called Damiano Delstrego: wizard's son, alchemist, heir to dark magics. Yet he was also an innocent, a young scholar and musician befriended by the Archangel Raphael, who instructed him in the lute. To save his beloved city from war, Damiano left his cloistered life and set out on a pilgrimage, seeking the aid of the powerful sorceress Saara. But his road was filled with betrayal, disillusionment and death, and Damiano was forced to confront his dark heritage, unleashing the hellish force of his awesome powers to protect those he loved..." Interiors - pages browning, inside of covers are darkly browned at edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light fading to spines, edges of text block browned, light edge wear, small scratch and small soft crease on rear cover of book 2. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BONNIE SCOTLAND., Moncrieff, A.R. Hope.
6 Moncrieff, A.R. Hope. BONNIE SCOTLAND.
London A. & C. Black 1912 Third Printing Hard Cover Good Sutton Palmer. 
255 pp, 9" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, black lettering on front board, green, pink and black floral decorations (thistles on spine, thistles and heather on front board). 75 colour plates with tissue covers bearing captions (collated). "The author does not attempt elaborate word-pictures that would seem pale beside the artist's colouring. His design has been, as accompaniment to these beautiful landscapes, an outline of Scotland's salient features, with glimpses at its history, national character, and customs, and at the literature that illustrates this country for the English-speaking world. The mainland only is dealt with in this volume, which it is intended to follow up with another on the Highlands and Islands." Chapter headings: The Borders; Auld Reekie; The Trossach Road; The Kingdom of Fife; The Fair City; The Highland Line; "Aberdeen Awa'!"; To John o' Groat's House; The Great Glen; Glasgow and the Clyde; The Whig Country; Galloway. Light toning to endpapers, colour plate opposite page 152 has fore-edge wear/creasing and a few tiny stains at top corner - tissue guard has fore-edge creasing/wear/tiny tears and chips, colour plate opposite page 122 has two very small areas of green printing ink in margin with some offset on tissue guard, some light foxing between pages 47 & 49 including a colour plate/tissue, light browning to edges of text block including a few very small foxing marks, light edge wear, light rubbing and some light discolouration on boards, darkening to the spine colour, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
INTRODUCING PORTUGAL., Salter, Cedric.
7 Salter, Cedric. INTRODUCING PORTUGAL.
Methuen, London, 1956, first edition. 
197 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "Few countries offer such a wide variety of scenery in so small an area as this. No traveller can be properly introduced to a country without being told something of it s history, and Mr. Salter regales (us) with fascinating stories about the great figures of Portugal's past - the Knights Templar, the Dukes of Braganza, Henry the Navigator, and countless others. There are constant reminders of the histori c a l l i n k s between Portugal and England, and a full account of the port wine trade. This is, too, primarily a book to be read on holiday, and the reader is introduced to such diverse places as the great seaside resort of Estoril, the little to wn o f S in tr a an d its lovely old palace, the vast and unforgettable Convent of St. John the Baptist that dominates Tomar, and the flowery sub-tropical island of Madeira." Small surface paper pull at bottom edge of free front endpaper - arc hiv all y t ap ed, ti ny fo xin g mark on page 16 and on adjacent picture page verso, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small light bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrink ling , th ree sma ll c lose d t ear s wi th soft creasing archivally taped, light browning, light soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Siegel, Jan. PROSPERO'S CHILDREN.
London Voyager/HarperCollins 1999 0002258358 / 9780002258357 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Alan Lee, dust jacket art. 
331 pp, 9 1/2" H. Wonderful wraparound cover art by Alan Lee. "A mysterious house in the remote Yorkshire moors awaits sixteen-year-old Fern and her brother Will for the summer holidays. Their hearts sink at the coming weeks of boredom, but as the old house gradually gives up its secrets their familiar world starts to fracture, giving access to a magical and corrupt land destroyed thousands of years ago. Outside on the moors a standing stone watches the house, but not always from the same place; inside, a sinister statue comes to malevolent life. At night, strange creatures seek to enter. And as their lives are invaded by the fantastical, Ferm finds herself courted by the enigmatic wanderer, Ragginbone, and the sinister art-dealer, Javier Holt, for they know that she has the Gift: a unique and powerful talent for magic not seen for ten thousand years. Hidden in the house is a talisman which has been sought by the forces of good and evil for millennia. A talisman so powerful that it can be used to shape time, to destroy civilizations, perhaps even conquer death. And only someone possessed of the Gift can use it. As events race to a desperate and fatal climax, Fern and Will must decide who, and what, to believe." 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PROSPERO'S CHILDREN., Siegel, Jan.
9 Siegel, Jan. PROSPERO'S CHILDREN.
London Voyager/HarperCollins 1999 0002258358 / 9780002258357 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Alan Lee, dust jacket art. 
331 pp, 9 1/2" H. Wonderful wraparound cover art by Alan Lee. "A mysterious house in the remote Yorkshire moors awaits sixteen-year-old Fern and her brother Will for the summer holidays. Their hearts sink at the coming weeks of boredom, but as the old house gradually gives up its secrets their familiar world starts to fracture, giving access to a magical and corrupt land destroyed thousands of years ago. Outside on the moors a standing stone watches the house, but not always from the same place; inside, a sinister statue comes to malevolent life. At night, strange creatures seek to enter. And as their lives are invaded by the fantastical, Ferm finds herself courted by the enigmatic wanderer, Ragginbone, and the sinister art-dealer, Javier Holt, for they know that she has the Gift: a unique and powerful talent for magic not seen for ten thousand years. Hidden in the house is a talisman which has been sought by the forces of good and evil for millennia. A talisman so powerful that it can be used to shape time, to destroy civilizations, perhaps even conquer death. And only someone possessed of the Gift can use it. As events race to a desperate and fatal climax, Fern and Will must decide who, and what, to believe." Very tiny bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE INNOCENTS ABROAD, OR THE NEW PILGRIMS' PROGRESS; BEING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE STEAMSHIP QUAKER CITY'S PLEASURE EXCURSION TO EUROPE AND THE HOLY LAND; WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF COUNTRIES, NATIONS, INCIDENTS AND ADVENTURES, AS THEY APPEARED TO THE AUTHOR., Twain, Mark,  (Samuel L. Clemens.)
10 Twain, Mark, (Samuel L. Clemens.) THE INNOCENTS ABROAD, OR THE NEW PILGRIMS' PROGRESS; BEING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE STEAMSHIP QUAKER CITY'S PLEASURE EXCURSION TO EUROPE AND THE HOLY LAND; WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF COUNTRIES, NATIONS, INCIDENTS AND ADVENTURES, AS THEY APPEARED TO THE AUTHOR.
Hartford, Conn. American Publishing Company 1896 Subscription Edition. Hard Cover Good Fay & Cox. 
651 pp, 9" H. Black cloth with gilt decoration on front board, blind stamped emblem on rear board, gilt lettering/decoration on spine. This edition was available by subscription only. 234 b&w illustrations, from full page plates to smaller drawings throughout the text. Mark Twain describes his journey through Europe and the Holy Land in 1867 with a group of American tourists, describing the sights, people and customs of the areas he visits. Light browning in margins of pages and on endpapers, full page illustration pages have a little more browning and the odd foxing mark, foxing on frontispiece tissue, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, slight separation between page gatherings at pages 272/273, a few small light liquid marks on top of text block, light wear at top/bottom of hinges and at corners, spine color is sun faded, book has slight spine lean, boards have very light edge wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE., Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight)
11 Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight) NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Privately printed, at the University Press (Harvard) 1888 First, limited edition. Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Inscribed By Author
239 pp, 7 1/8" H - collated. No. 9 of 100 copies. Medium brown three-quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. The spine has been professionally rebacked, retaining most of the original leather (with gilt decoration) - new green leather spine labels with gilt lettering and borders. Inscribed on fly-leaf preceding the title page: "To Josepha Newcomb / from the author / March 12 1896 / J.D. Whitney (underlined)". Josiah Dwight Whitney (Nov. 23, 1818-Aug. 18, 1896), American geologist, Harvard professor of geology and Chief of the California Geological Survey, was an early advocate for the creation of Yosemite National Park. Mount Whitney and the Whitney Glacier were named for him. Contents: Appalachian and Cordilleran; Orgeon and Pend' Oreilles; Topograph-ical Nomenclature (Introductory / Mountains, Peaks, and Sierras / Valleys, Gorges, and Canons / Plains, Prairies, and Savannas); Index of Topographical Names. Josepha Newcomb (artist and suffragette) married Whitney's nephew, Edwin Baldwin Whitney, in April, 1896. She later inscribed the book: "To William Dwight Whitney / from / Josepha Whitney / December 25, 1931." Her son, William Dwight Whitney was an international lawyer whose marital exploits were the inspiration for the movie 'Adam's Rib'. Browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; slight waviness to fore-edge of pages; the leather has wear and has been professionally conserved; book is tightly bound and is clean inside. 
Price: 650.00 USD
 


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