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1 Bertin, Joanne. Cover art by Bob Eggleton. DRAGONLORD DUOLOGY. 1. THE LAST DRAGONLORD. 2. DRAGON AND PHOENIX. 2 VOLUME SET.
Tor, New York, (1999, 2000). 
500 pp, 695 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "Dragonlord Linden Rathan, last-born of a race of immortal weredragons, has spent six hundred years alone, searching for his soultwin while his fellow Dragonlords watch over humanity's Five Kingdoms. When the Queen of Cassori dies mysteriously, Linden and the other Dragonlords are called upon to prevent civil war as two human claimants vie for the regency. As the battle for Cassori rule escalates, Linden becomes the target of the Fellowship, a secret society of true-humans who could actually destroy his immoral life. Then he meets a beautiful young ship captain named Maurynna who may be the only one who can help Linden bring Cassori back from the brink of chaos..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - minor edge wear, faint creases on spine of book 1. VG+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE SONORAN DESERT., Bowden, Charles.  Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga.
2 Bowden, Charles. Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga. THE SONORAN DESERT.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1997. 
167 pp, oblong small 4to (10 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D), soft cover. ISBN 0810926695 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico sizzles in the sun. Daytime temperatures common ly soar above 120F. The parched, mineral earth gets less than three inches of rainfall a year on average; some years, none at all. Yet this is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in North America. A large variety of plants - cr e o s o t e bush, the fabled boojum, and numerous other cacti and succulents - flourish here, as do a wealth of birds, insects, and small mammals. Man is an uneasy resident, and, although modern cities such as Phoenix and Tucson survive on its fri ng es , th e na tural heart of the desert still rejects all but the most intrepid sojourners. Two who know this desert well are (the author and photographer of this book). Interwoven together, the personal visions of these two remarkable observers ev oke t he So nor an Desert with extraordinary power. We may or may not wish to be in the desert as they have been, but in these pages we will come as close as possible to being there." Price includes extra postage due to weight of book. Inter ior - cl ean an d t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few tiny faint liquid marks on front cover, one light crease down spine, very minor corner wear. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
VLAD TALTOS SERIES.  1. JHEREG.  2. YENDI.  3. TECKLA.  4. TALTOS.  5. PHOENIX.  6. ATHYRA.  7. ORCA.  THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA.  8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9)., Brust, Steven.
3 Brust, Steven. VLAD TALTOS SERIES. 1. JHEREG. 2. YENDI. 3. TECKLA. 4. TALTOS. 5. PHOENIX. 6. ATHYRA. 7. ORCA. THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA. 8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9).
New York Ace (1 - 7) / TOR (9) Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover Art by Steve Hickman (1-3, 9), Kinuko Craft (4), Denis Beauvais (5) & Ciruelo Cabral (6 & 7). 
The first seven books of the Vlad Taltos Series, plus volume nine (8 books in total), 6 7/8" H. **Please note, volume 8 - Dragon - is not included in this grouping.** 1. Jhereg - 239 pp, Ace 1983 16th printing, ISBN 0441385540. "There are many ways for a young man with quick wits and a quick sword to advance in the world. Vlad Taltos chose the route of the assassin. To his other qualifications he added two things: The first was a smattering of witchcraft - badly thought of on Dragaera, but only a fool refuses such a weapon. The second was his constant companion, a young jhereg, its leathery wings and poisonous teeth always at Vlad's command, its alien mind psionically linked with his own. Vlad has never regretted the sorcerous bargain he made with his jhereg's mother: 'I offer your egg long life and fresh, red meat without struggle, and I offer it my friendship. I ask for aid in my endeavors. I ask for its wisdom, and I ask for its friendship'." 2. Yendi - 209 pp, Ace 1984 1st printing, ISBN 0441944566. "Back when I bargained for the wise-mouthed reptilian who sits perched on my shoulder, his mother wished me: 'Long life and good hunting'. I told her I was not a hunter. She said: 'You will be - .' She was right. My name is Vlad Taltos. I am an assassin. And this is the story of my early days in the House of Jhereg, of how I found myself in a Jhereg war, and how I fell in love with the woman who killed me." 3. Teckla - 214 pp, Ace 1987 Ist printing, ISBN 0441799779. "I'd always known they were. Teckla were lazy, stupid, cowardly peasants. Revolting. Old joke. But now they were revolting against the Empire. New joke. And a Jhereg crimelord, feeling the pinch, was popping the rebels. No joke. But the real joke? I was protecting them. Me. Lord Vlad Taltos - loyal grandson, loving husband. Jhereg. Sorcerer. Assassin. Everything the rabble hated. Not that I craved wet-nursing a mob of slogan-slobbering, doomed radical loonies, all of whom wanted me dead. Particularly since my royal peers, all of House Jhereg, also wanted me dead." 4. Taltos - 181 pp, Ace 1988 1st printing, ISBN 0441182003. "Journey to the Land of the Dead. All Expenses Paid! Not my idea of an ideal vacation, but this was work. After all, even an assassin has to earn a living. The trouble is, everyone knows that a living human cannot walk the Paths of the Dead, and return, alive, to the land of men. But being an Eastener is not exactly like being human, by Dragaeran standards anyways. Thus, the rule doesn't apply to me - I hope." 5. Phoenix - 245 pp, Ace 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0441662250. "In Gods we trust. All other pay cash. Always a good rule if you're in my line of work, but who'd think a god would take me up on it? There I was, facing certain death, when the Demon Goddess answered my prayers for rescue. Strange she should take an interest in me, considering I'm an assassin. Stranger that the Demon Goddess needs to offer me work. Well, my patron deity wants a favor, and who is Vlad Taltos to say no." 6. Athyra - 243 pp, Ace 1993 1st printing, ISBN 0441033423. "The Magnificent Seven - ? A bit of an overstatement. Minus six, actually. Which leaves one. Me - Vlad Taltos, sorcerer (sometime witch) and (ex-)assassin. Plus my two faithful jhereg. Which makes three, sort of. But even we can have a hard time when we take on the biggest hitters of the House of Jhereg. Here I thought I could retire in peace - ." 7. Orca - 290 pp, Ace 1996 1st printing, ISBN 0441001963. "Granted, walking around with two jhereg on your shoulders is not the best disguise for an ex-assassin wanted all over the Empire. But a young boy saved my life and now he needs my help. And Vlad Taltos always pays his debts. Even if it means uncovering a financial scandal big enough to bring down the House of Orca - and, if I'm lucky, the entire Empire." 9. Issola - 255 pp, TOR 2002 1st printing, ISBN 0812589173. "Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hand of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before - . Oh, well, what's a little cosmic battle with beings who control time and space?" Interiors - two books with light to mderate browning on insideof covers, light toning to light browning to most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - all books have very light edge wear; one book has light edge wear, two small scratches inked out on spine and a small area of color loss on front cover due to old sticker removal; six books have faint to light minimal creases on spine, three books have a slight lean to spine, one book has a corner crease and hinge crease on front cover, two books have a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, one book has light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
4 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENGLISH TOPIARY GARDENS., Clarke, Ethne and Wright, George.
5 Clarke, Ethne and Wright, George. ENGLISH TOPIARY GARDENS.
Phoenix, (London, 1997). 
160 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 1/2" H x 9 7/8" D), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with full color photographs. "England has the finest examples of topiary in the world, from simple geometric shapes to fanciful figures clipped in yew. The clipping and training of trees is one of the oldest garden art forms...In the seventeenth century no English garden was complete without regiments of leafy figures and hedges clipped in geometric precision. Author Ethne Clark and photographer George Wright have toured England seeking topiary throughout the land, gathering information on its hisotry and cultivation from the gardeners who tend it. The result...celebrates the diverse art with examples ranging from mazes to Egyptian t emples, from peacocks to a locomotive engine, from rabbits to a leafy Nessie." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing - no color loss, soft crease on covers, tiny surface paper loss at bottom corner of front cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN AND AROUND LONDON.  ARRANGED TO ILLUSTRATE THE COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WITH A LIST OF PRINCIPAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY BUILDINGS., Godfrey, Walter H.
6 Godfrey, Walter H. A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE IN AND AROUND LONDON. ARRANGED TO ILLUSTRATE THE COURSE OF ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND UNTIL THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY WITH A LIST OF PRINCIPAL TWENTIETH-CENTURY BUILDINGS.
Phoenix House, London, 1962, revised edition. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Over 150 b&w illustrations (drawings and photographs) showing buildings, floor plans, architectural details. "....(studies the architecture of London and) beyond to Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, a nd elsewhere up to a limit of forty miles to introduce and describe the fine houses, churches, abbeys, palaces, and other buildings deserving of public interest in some of the home counties. It could justly be claimed that no major buildi n g o f a r c h itectural merit from Norman to our own time is overlooked, and some of the greater glories of London's stone are the subject of concise yet comprehensive essays, Westminster Abbey, for example, and the peculiarly beautiful Eltham P al ac e , so su rp ri si ngly situated in what is now one of London's populous suburbs. But Mr Godfrey is far from a mere guide. His book brims with profound knowledge and an engaging enthusiasm. He understands that most of his readers are not v ers ed in t he t erm s a nd ref erences of architecture, and these are introduced one by one, and the wonders and excitements of the art of building are revealed in their various beauty. Architectural features and comparative styles, together with pla ns and de tai le d dr awin gs, are included in the 59 text figures, and there are 64 pages of plates containing 104 photographs and rare prints of buildings as they appeared in the past...." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jac ket i s p rice cli pped , h as mo derat e ed ge we ar, three very small tears - one with creases, creasing at top/bottom of spine, moderate rubbing with color loss on spine - no lettering loss, slight fading to parts of spine. VG+/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NIGHT FIGHTERS: A DEVELOPMENT & COMBAT HISTORY., Gunston, Bill.  Foreword by John Cunningham.
7 Gunston, Bill. Foreword by John Cunningham. NIGHT FIGHTERS: A DEVELOPMENT & COMBAT HISTORY.
Cambridge Patrick Stephens 1976 0850592364 / 9780850592368 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "The thrilling story of night fighters and night fighter operations from World War I to the present day, has never before been told. This dramatic book, which will appeal to the interested layman as well as the serious aviation historian, relates the problems underlying the development of effective airborne radars; of specialised night fighting aircraft such as the famous Mosquito and Ju 88; of night fighting tactics and of specialised weapons. Although technically detailed, it is also a vivid narrative which really puts the reader 'into the cockpit' and conveys all the confusion and downright terror of aerial combat in the dark." Faint foxing on top of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SIXTY YEARS OF CANADIAN CRICKET., Hall, John E. And McCulloch, R.O.  Introduction by G.G.S. Lindsey.  Remarks by  Mr. F.W. Terry.  (Colonel Wallace, V.H. Steele, T.C. Patteson, Rev. T.D. Phillipps, Frederick Gale.)
8 Hall, John E. And McCulloch, R.O. Introduction by G.G.S. Lindsey. Remarks by Mr. F.W. Terry. (Colonel Wallace, V.H. Steele, T.C. Patteson, Rev. T.D. Phillipps, Frederick Gale.) SIXTY YEARS OF CANADIAN CRICKET.
Toronto Bryant Printing and Publishing 1895 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
572 pp, 9" H. Green cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. Errata slip tipped in at rear. 56 b&w plates, including frontispiece, showing individual players and teams. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Remarks; Early Canadian Cricket: 1834-1860; Parr's English Eleven in Canada; Canadian Cricket: 1860 to 1870; Canadian Cricket: 1870 to 1880; Reminiscences of Canadian Cricket, by Colonel Wallace; Cricket in Ottawa, by V.H. Steele; Canadian Cricket: 1880 to 1890; Canadian Cricket: 1890 to 1894; Reminiscences, by T.C. Patteson; International Matches from 1844 to 1894: United States v. Canada; Upper Canada College v. The Province of Ontario; Fitzgerald's Eleven in Canada, 1872; Halifax Tournament, 1874; The Australians in Canada, 1878; Hamilton in the United States, 1879; Daft's English Eleven in Canada, 1879; Gentlemen of Ireland in Canada, 1879; Early Cricket at Upper Canada College, by the Rev. T.D. Phillipps; Intercollegiate Matches: Trinity College School v. Upper Canada College; Canadian Cricket, with some sound advice to Canadian Cricketers, by Frederick Gale; Canadians in England, 1880; Tours of American Clubs in Canada, 1880; Chicago Club in Canada, 1881 and 1882; Winnipeg's Tour of 1882; Pittsburg in Canada; English Gentlemen in Canada in 1885; Tour of the West Indian Cricketers in Canada, 1886; Mr. E. J. Sanders' English Eleven in Canada, 1886; Tour of the Belmont Club, 1887; Canadian Gentlemen in England, 1887; Seabright, N.J., in Canada, 1888; Tour of the St. Paul's School Club in Canada, 1889; Tour of Manitoba and the Northwest, 1890; Rosedale (Toronto) in the United States, 1891; Tour of the Germantown Club in Canada, 1891; University Matches; Lord Hawke's English Eleven in Canada, 1891; Tour of the Phoenix Club of Chicago in Canada, 1892; Brooklyn Cricket Club in Canada, 1892; Halifax Tournament of 1892; Australia in Canada, 1892; Philadelphia's Tour in Canada, 1892; Interprovincials, East and West, I Zingari, etc. Ex-library copy with minimal library markings (number and label residue at bottom of spine, old label covered with newer white card on front pastedown, number and small date stamp on copyright page, label removal residue on free rear endpaper); one illustration page has damaged edges - small pieces missing and creases; book is cracked at several places but pages are holding; some light creasing on title page; light foxing at top of endpapers; book is slightly cocked; light to moderate edge wear; tiny ears at top/bottom of spine; slight corner bumps; edges of text block are darkened; light soiling on boards. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
TANGLEWOOD TALES., Hawthorne, Nathaniel.  Introduction by Alastair Kennedy.
9 Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Introduction by Alastair Kennedy. TANGLEWOOD TALES.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good D.C. Eyles. 
313 pp , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, additional small b&w illustrations, decorated title page. Hawthorne's retelling of Greek myths for children. Contents: Introduction; Foreword; The Minotaur; The Pygmies; The Dragon's Teeth; Circe's Palace; The Pomegranate Seeds; The Golden Fleece. Very light browning to pages, light creasing at top corner of most pages, very light browning and foxing to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight fading to spine colour, very light edge wear - a little more at corners, tiny tear at bottom of spine. Slipcase has some edge wear with some splits at joints - more wear at corners, slight fading to rear panel, bent at top of one side panel, top panel is not level. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Innes, Michael. THE GAY PHOENIX.
London Gollancz 1976 0575021454 / 9780575021457 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "A small yacht adrift in mid-Pacific, its main-mast snapped, its navigator dead - that's the highly intriguing (and most uncharacteristic) opening of Michael Innes's latest story. The dead man is Charles Povey, a maverick tycoon. And there's a survivor on board: his brother Arthur, who, when at last he is picked up, semi-delirious, is assumed for several convincing reasons to be Charles himself. As Charles was the wealthy brother, Arthur is very ready to accept the error in identification. He proceeds to enjoy the fleshpots. But of course he also has to have a shot at running Charles's confused financial empire. And, not surprisingly, there are one or two people who see through the impersonation, and make their blackmailing demands. Arthur is driven to marriage, crime, attempted murder and desperation. Unhappily for Arthur, he buys a country estate which makes him a neighbour of that greatest of detectives, Sir John Appleby, sometime head of Scotland Yard. Appleby is in retirement now, but he cannot resist a mystery almost on his own doorstep, and he is soon investigating." afew tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, tiny bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOUR MODERN PHILOSOPHERS:  CARNAP, WITTGENSTEIN, HEIDEGGER, SARTRE., Naess, Arne.  Translated by Alastair Hannay.
11 Naess, Arne. Translated by Alastair Hannay. FOUR MODERN PHILOSOPHERS: CARNAP, WITTGENSTEIN, HEIDEGGER, SARTRE.
Chicago Phoenix Books / University of Chicago Press 1969 Soft Cover Very Good- 
367 pp, 8" H. "This succinct introduction to four philosophers who have shaped much of the contemporary logical, philosophical, and literary efforts of western man is designed to appeal to both scholars and general readers. Discussion of each philosopher is preceded by an account of his life, academic career, and known extra-scholarly influences. The author presents the major problems confronting each figure and includes frequent quotations to support the philosopher's stance, relating his viewpoint to modern philosophic thought. With judicious skill, Professor Naess presents these several views, provding intimate portraits of the philosophers that will send readers to the original works with new understanding and pleasure." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - a little more on spine, light rubbing, one small soft corner crease, crease at bottom edge of rear cover near hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Read, Piers Paul. THE TEMPLARS.
Phoenix, London, 2001, 17th printing. 
350 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0753810875 B&w and colour plates, b&w maps. "A source of enduring contemporary curiosity, the Knight of the Temple of Solomon were an order of warrior monks first founded to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land fro m infidel attack. Piers Paul Read reveal the Templars - in their white tunics with red crosses over chainmail - as the first uniformed standing army in the western world, as well as pioneers of international banking. He examines their fall a t t h e hands of a greedy French king, who extracted confessions of heresy and immorality by torture. And the extraordinary Middle Ages, with their blend of high religious fervour and unusual cruelty, are brought startlingly to the page." Interi or - cl ea n and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PHOENIX FEATHERS: A COLLECTION OF MYTHICAL MONSTERS., Silverberg, Barbara, editor.  Frank R. Stockton, Frederick Engelhardt, Edward Topsell, John Wyndham, Kenneth Grahame, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, E. Nesbit, Lewis Varthema, Herb Lehrman, Marco Polo, Herodotus, Ctesias, Alf Laylah Wa Laylah, et al.
13 Silverberg, Barbara, editor. Frank R. Stockton, Frederick Engelhardt, Edward Topsell, John Wyndham, Kenneth Grahame, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, E. Nesbit, Lewis Varthema, Herb Lehrman, Marco Polo, Herodotus, Ctesias, Alf Laylah Wa Laylah, et al. PHOENIX FEATHERS: A COLLECTION OF MYTHICAL MONSTERS.
New York E.P. Dutton 1973 0525369856 / 9780525369851 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w reproductions of old prints. Contents: Introduction; The Griffin (The Arimaspi and the Griffins / Griffins in the Land of Bachary / The Giffin and the Minor Canon); The Kraken (From Polypus on the Coasts of Norway / The Largest Sea-Monster in the World / The Kraken); The Dragon (The Greatest Among Serpents / Chinese Puzzle / The Reluctant Dragon); The Unicorn (From Certain Wild Asses / On the Nature of Unicorns / Unicorns in Mecca / The Ancient Last / The Silken-Swift); The Roc (The Enormous Bird of Madeigascar / The Second Voyage of Sindbad the Seaman / Bird in the Hand); The Basilisk (The Origin of the Basilisk / The Vienna Basilisk); The Phoenix (The Sacred Bird of Heliopolis / The Egg); For Further Reading. Previous owner's name and date in ink on front pastedown, top corner of half-title page is clipped, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered tiny light foxing marks on edges of text block - mainly at top. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, small edge tear, slight darkening to spine, light browning, slight soiling, a few tiny foxing marks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GODS AND HEROES OF THE GREEKS: THE LIBRARY OF APOLLODORUS., Simpson, Michael.
14 Simpson, Michael. GODS AND HEROES OF THE GREEKS: THE LIBRARY OF APOLLODORUS.
Amherst University of Massachusetts Press 1976 0870232061 / 9780870232060 Sixth printing Soft Cover Very Good+ Leonard Baskin 
311 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The immortal characters of Greek mythology enact their dramas, conflicts, and passions in the 'Library of Apollodorus'. Probably composed in the first century A.D., it is the only Greek handbook of mythology to survive antiquity, and is a major source of our knowledge of Greek myths. Beginning with the birth of the gods and ending with the death of Odysseus, the 'Library' traces the destinies of such great mythic figures as Prometheus, Oedipus, Heracles, Daedalus, and the heroes of the Trojan War. Michael Simpson's new translation captures the fine simplicity and straightforwardness of the original. Leonard Baskin's drawings throw a unique contemporary light on this ancient world." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny scuff on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BIRDS OF SHAKESPEARE., Stockelbach, Lavonia.
15 Stockelbach, Lavonia. THE BIRDS OF SHAKESPEARE.
London B.T. Batsford 1954 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Lavonia Stockelbach. 
120 pp, 10 1/4" H. Medium blue cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board. 60 lovely tipped in colour illustrations of birds found in the plays and poems of Williams Shakespeare. Each of the illustration pages includes a relevant quotation. The text weaves together anecdotes about the birds with quotations and an Index of Quotations groups them under headings such as: Bird Flight; Bird Lime Trapping; Caged Birds; Doves and Pigeons; Eagle; Goose; Hawking and Falconry; Kite or Puttock; Lark; Nightingale; Owl; Phoenix; Raven; Scamel Gull; Swan, etc. Light waviness to edges of text block, spine is slightly twisted, some light edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several edge tears (one with creases) and some very small edge chips, soft edge wrinkling, three areas of light soiling and a very small scuff on the rear panel, light browning to inside surface. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
EYES FOR THE PHOENIX:  ALLIED AERIAL PHOTO-RECONNAISSANCE OPERATIONS SOUTH-EAST ASIA, 1941-1945., Thomas, Geoffrey J.  Foreword by Wing Commander Donald B. Pearson.
16 Thomas, Geoffrey J. Foreword by Wing Commander Donald B. Pearson. EYES FOR THE PHOENIX: ALLIED AERIAL PHOTO-RECONNAISSANCE OPERATIONS SOUTH-EAST ASIA, 1941-1945.
Aldershot Hikoki 1999 0951989944 / 9780951989944 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
272 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps - colour section with maps and profiles showing aircraft markings. "The story of aerial photo-reconnaissance over Europe and the Mediterranean from bases in the United Kingdom is well known. Perhaps even more important in terms of strategy (and mostly unrecorded) was the job of the photographic squadrons in the Far East; to discover Japanese movements and intentions within a vast area, 2000 miles across, within which virtually no other Intelligence could otherwise be obtained. Flying through appalling weather conditions over some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world, against an implacable enemy, often in aircraft unsuited to the task and frequently unarmed, the crews were, until now, the forgotten flyers of the 'Forgotten Army'." Tiny bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
EYES FOR THE PHOENIX:  ALLIED AERIAL PHOTO-RECONNAISSANCE OPERATIONS SOUTH-EAST ASIA, 1941-1945., Thomas, Geoffrey J.  Foreword by Wing Commander Donald B. Pearson.
17 Thomas, Geoffrey J. Foreword by Wing Commander Donald B. Pearson. EYES FOR THE PHOENIX: ALLIED AERIAL PHOTO-RECONNAISSANCE OPERATIONS SOUTH-EAST ASIA, 1941-1945.
Aldershot Hikoki 1999 0951989944 / 9780951989944 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
272 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps - colour section with maps and profiles showing aircraft markings. "The story of aerial photo-reconnaissance over Europe and the Mediterranean from bases in the United Kingdom is well known. Perhaps even more important in terms of strategy (and mostly unrecorded) was the job of the photographic squadrons in the Far East; to discover Japanese movements and intentions within a vast area, 2000 miles across, within which virtually no other Intelligence could otherwise be obtained. Flying through appalling weather conditions over some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world, against an implacable enemy, often in aircraft unsuited to the task and frequently unarmed, the crews were, until now, the forgotten flyers of the 'Forgotten Army'." Very small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF DARKNESS.  WEREWOLF SERIES - FIRST THREE VOLUMES.  1. WYRM WOLF.  2. CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION.  3. HELL-STORM., van Belkom, Edo, von Allmen, Stewart and Moore, James A.
18 van Belkom, Edo, von Allmen, Stewart and Moore, James A. THE WORLD OF DARKNESS. WEREWOLF SERIES - FIRST THREE VOLUMES. 1. WYRM WOLF. 2. CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION. 3. HELL-STORM.
New York HarperPrism First Printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Steve Gardner, John Cobb, Mike Chaney - cover art. 
274 pp, 260 pp, 294 pp - 3 volumes, 6 3/4" H, first printings. **The 4th volume, 'Watcher' by Charles Grant, is not included.** 1. Wyrm Wolf, 1995, ISBN 0061054399: "Just as Gaia is creator, Wyrm is destroyer. Its victory shall be the end of all things. For eons we Garou have been the hunters, the predators. Now we shall know what it is like to be - the prey.". 2. Conspicuous Consumption, 1995, ISBN 0061054712: "Only yesterday they were playing the roles of normal American teenagers. But today, an unexpected threat has forced them out of hiding. The caretakers of the local 'caern', the Garou parents who found and awakened the 'lost pups', must now call on them for help. For an ancient and formidable enemy has come to the sleepy midwestern town of Little River - The Wyrm." 3. Hell-Storm, 1996, ISBN 0061056758: "Everyone has their own reasons for coming to the glittering desert casinos. Shaun and Gabriel have come to escape the bloody tribal wars of the Garou. Shaun's mother has come to forget a lost love. And the Wyrm has come to gamble on a sure thing. For the ultimate force of unearthly Evil has joined forces with the mob to fight for control of one of the city's most palatial casino hotels." Interiors - vol. 1 has one very small corner crease on page 109, vol. 3 has bookstore stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, vol. 2 has a remainder mark on bottom of text block, vol. 3 has clear tape at bottom of spine/hinges - no tears. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PHOENIX: A SUMMARY OF THE INESCAPABLE CONDITIONS OF WORLD REORGANISATION., Wells, H.G.
19 Wells, H.G. PHOENIX: A SUMMARY OF THE INESCAPABLE CONDITIONS OF WORLD REORGANISATION.
London Secker & Warburg 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
192 pp, 7 3/8" H. "War Economy Standard." "For more than 50,000 generations man's history has been a story of masters and servitude; humiliation and unhappiness have been the lot of the vast majority of mankind since the dawn of organized society. War has succeeded war throughout the ages, always changing its nature, till now it has reached its ultimate stage, with the world a unit, huge populations its armies, and the weapons of war so decisively destructive that they will destroy mankind if they are not brought under control. For the first time, Wells argues, world reorganisation has become possible. In 'Phoenix', probably the most important book he has ever written, he outlines the current creative ideas of world reconstruction. He shows that three fundamental conditions are necessary: - federal world control of transport and disarmament; federal world control of the production and distribution of staple commodities; a world declaration of human rights. Wells claims that the Sankey-Wells declaration has already stated these rights. Lastly, he indicates the necessity of a final International which shall mobilize all men and women of courage, intelligence and good will, regardless of race, creed, class or colour, for a supreme attempt to defeat war and establish the lasting conditions of peace, freedom, progress and prosperity." One dog-ear crease, scattered tiny foxing marks throughout pages, light browning to edges of text block, two small slight corner creases, book has slight curvature. Dust jacket has tiny chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and rear flap-fold, light soiling - mainly finger marks, slight fading to spine color small soft crease at top of front hinge. Additional pictures available on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
20 Wilson, Colin. THE GOD OF THE LABYRINTH.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1970 246639784 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
305 pp, 8vo (8" H). " 'I have always been obsessed by the way that sexual experience seems to slip through the fingers like fairy gold - ' So writes Gerard Sorme, the narrator of Colin Wilson's entertainingly provocative novel. For Sorme the problem is how to sustain the blinding clarity of the sexual experience, even long after the experience itself. But how is this to be done? How are the senses to be kept at that dazzling pitch of perception? Sorme stumbles on to the solution almost by accident. On the track of the eighteenth century rake, Esmond Donnelly, he finds himself following a trail that leads from the home of an amazing sexual pervert in the deep American South to a fantastic climactic orgy in the English countryside - a labyrinthine trail of sex, lust and perversion that brings him ultimately to the truth about Esmond Donnelly and the excessive sexual behaviour of the group known as the Sect of the Phoenix. It takes him also to the unparalleled summit of his own sexual experience. Burning intellectual curiosity, a savage and perceptive eye for the darker areas of human experience, and the ability to write in a fast, entertaining way - these are the qualities that make (this book) a triumph." Faint cigarette odor, two very small light stains and erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, light browning to edges of text block, very small light stain on top of text block, small paper loss at bottom of inside rear hinge, slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has scattered very small foxing marks on front flap and inside surface, light browning at top edge of flaps and on spine, very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny ship at bottom of rear flap fold, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 


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