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THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE., Baker, Joseph Brogden.
1 Baker, Joseph Brogden. THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE.
London Longmans, Green 1882 Hard Cover Good 
527 pp, 10" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration, black banding on spine/front board, black endpapers. B&w illustrations (some fold-out). ***Please note: the illustration titled "Drawbridge of the Castle" is missing.*** Section headings: Introduction; Charters; The Castle; Siege of the Town; Religious Houses and Ancient Churches; St. Mary's; Modern Churches; Governing Body of the Borough; Parliamentary History of the Borough; Corporate History; Charities and Public Schools; Markets, Fairs, and Commerce; Harbour and Shipping; Recreations and Amusements; Biography; Folk Lore; Footpaths five miles from Scarborough; Published Works on Scarborough. Some splitting to paper on inside hinges - hinges holding well, scattered tiny foxing marks on pages and illustrations, darkening and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, a few small areas of discoloration on boards and spine, light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Book is protected in a stiff mylar jacket 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
ZARAGOZ and PLAGUE DAEMON.  THE FIRST TWO BOOKS OF THE ORFEO TRILOGY.  WARHAMMER., Craig, Brian.
2 Craig, Brian. ZARAGOZ and PLAGUE DAEMON. THE FIRST TWO BOOKS OF THE ORFEO TRILOGY. WARHAMMER.
Nottingham Black Library / Games Workshop 2002 Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Clint Langley, cover art. 
The first two volumes of the Orfeo Trilogy. 1. Zaragoz - 250 pp, 6 3/4" H, ISBN 0743443039. "Riven by political intrigue, the countless petty kingdoms of Estalia are a dangerous land to travel through. When he rescues a mysterious priest from brigands, the minstrel Orfeo is drawn into a deadly power struggle for the citadel of Zaragoz. He is forced to use all the power of his wits and skill at arms to survive enemies fair and foul, human and monstrous." 2. Plague Daemon - 242 pp, 7" H, ISBN 1841542539. "In the wildest reaches of the Border Princes, the kingdom of Khypris is thrown into turmoil when barbarian tribes descend upon its rich, fertile lands. Soldier of fortune Harmis Detz finds himself fighting more than mere human enemies when a cruel twist of fate sucks him into a far more desperate endeavour - to find the real source of the evil that threatens Khypris. Can Harmis and his companions possibly triumph against such a foul and unnatural adversary as a servant of Nurgle, lord of pestil-ence?" Interiors - old price in ink and bookstore stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, Zaragoz has a small bump at bottom of front hinge, Plague Daemon has some thin faint indentation lines on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND., Goldstein, David.
4 Goldstein, David. JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND.
London Hamlyn 1980 0600363651 / 9780600363651 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
176 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Judaism, has flourished for millennia in a myriad of environments; each has contributed something to the Jewish tradition. Far from being a religion ossified in the world of the Bible; it has produced countless legends and stories, built up on Bible inspiration but reflecting the ideas of the cultures within which they emerged. (This book) explores the core of the Jewish faith by retelling the stories made up and told by Jews throughout the world. The author develops essential ideas of Judaism, including the creation of the universe, the history of man, the history of Israel and the future of Israel. He retells the familiar Biblical stories surrounding the great Biblical personalities such as Abraham, Moses and Elijah. He then goes on to show how their ideas and their characters were developed in the legends and folklore surrounding the Torah, and elaborated throughout the rabbinical tradition. With its great variety of stories told in clear and simple style, written for Jew and Gentile alike, (it) provides a fascinating insight into the wealth and vitality of Judaism." One page with small dog-ear crease - indent on adjacent page, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear panel, some light water staining on inside top surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Goodspeed, D.J. BAYONETS AT ST CLOUD: THE STORY OF THE 18TH BRUMAIRE.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"H). "When Napoleon left Egypt in August, 1799, he was deserting a plague-ridden force, whose numbers had been reduced by half since they first landed fourteen months before. Their pay was four million francs in arrear and all ranks were in a state of near-mutiny against their Commander-in-Chief, whose real purpose in Egypt, they alleged, was to augment his personal glory. But by November 9th, the 18th Brumaire, Napoleon had so regained the support of the Army in Paris that he was able to drive out the elected representatives of the French people at bayonet-point from the Orangery of St Cloud, and assume supreme power." Scattered foxing marks to top and bottom edges of textblock, minor wrinkling to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing/scuffing on rear panel, two s,all creases a top edge of front panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TIMEWARS SERIES.  1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION.  VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES.  (TIME WARS), Hawke, Simon.
6 Hawke, Simon. TIMEWARS SERIES. 1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION. VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES. (TIME WARS)
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Don Mattingly (1-5), Jim Burns (6), Jim Gurney (7), Neal McPheeters (8) & Michael Racz (10), cover art. 
Volumes 1-8 & 10 of the TimeWars Series, 6 7/8" H. The series revolves around a 27th century organization tasked with preventing time travellers from altering history. In the books, many people & events we consider fictional are real and vice versa and there are many references to famous literature and authors. 1. The Ivanhoe Gambit - 209 pp, 1984 first printing, ISBN 0441377629 - Sometimes Sergeant Major Lucas Priest wondered why he had enlisted in the U.S. Army Temporal Corps. Fighting in the Time Wars wasn't the easiest way to make a living. But a demented scheme to impersonate the King of England was threatening to change the course of history. Two army teams had already failed to intercept the madman. So Lucas and his men must clock back to the twelfth century to try and prevent an irreversible split in time." 2. The Timekeeper Conspiracy - 215 pp, 1984 second printing, ISBN 0441811361 - "Captain Lucas Priest, a seasoned veteran of the Temporal Corps, was dispatched to seventheenth century France. In the world of Cardinal Richelieu and the Three Musketeers, he must infiltrate the terrorist underground called the Timekeepers and put an end to their mad schemes forever." 3. The Pimpernel Plot - 211 pp, 1985 second printing, ISBN 0441664105 - Now Lucas is faced with the greatest challenge of his career: to readjust the events of the French Revolution and correct the blunder made by an agent of the Temporal Corps. Alex Corderro, in his first hitch in Minus Time, had caused the death of Sir Percy Blakeney, the English aristocrat who played a key role in saving French royalists from the guillotine. Someone had to impersonate Blakeney and carry out his task." 4. The Zenda Vendetta - 206 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441959156 - "In the kingdom of Ruritania, Prince Rudolf is about to be crowned king. Instead, due to the machinations of his half brother, he becomes the 'Prisoner of Zenda'. That was back in the 19th century. But history is about to repeat itself - with a twist. The Timekeepers, the terrorist underground from the 27th century, have traveled backward once again to try to sabotage the course of history." 5. The Nautilus Sanction - 196 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441565662 - "(T)he Nautilus, a Russian supersub armed with enough nuclear firepower to blow history apart at the seams, has been hijacked from the 27th century. Priest and his commandos clock back to pursue the sub, and come face-to-face with a man whose thirst for revenge is so great he would start the greatest war of all time - everywhere at once! To stop him, the Time Commandos have only the help of the Canadian fisherman, Ned Land, and a middle-aged French writer of voyages extraordinaires named Jules Verne - ." 6. The Khyber Connection - 195 pp, 1986 first printing, ISBN 04414375257 - "The year was 1897. The Khyber Pass echoed with the sounds of war. Soldiers from Britain, India, and Afghanistan were immersed in a bloody conflict. Enter the Time Commandos. Their mission: To foil a plot that has set timelines on a collision course. Only they can save the timestream from disruption - with a little help from a war correspondent named Winston Churchill - and a waterboy called Gunga Din." 7. The Argonaut Affair - 195 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0441029116 - "A creature of Greek myth appears in the 27th century - proving that something is seriously wrong down the timeline! The Temporal Intelligence Agency fear an oncoming disaster of staggering proportions. Delaney, Cross, and their new partner Steiger clock back to the age of gods, monsters and heroes - into the heart of an epic quest. Lost in a legendary time and place, the future of two universes is in their hands!" 8. The Dracula Caper - 212 pp, 1988 first printing, ISBN 0441166164 - "A plague of vampires and werewolves falls on Victoria's England - but there's nothing supernatural about these creatures. They're genetically engineered monsters from the far future, dropped into the past as a devilish tactic in the Time Wars! It's a mystery more baffling than any penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - a cosmic riddle to stagger the imagination of the great H.G. Wells. Soon the creators of Sherlock Holmes and 'The Time Machine' join forces with the Time Commandos to combat an ageless evil which strains the very fabric of the universe!". 10. The Hellfire Revolution - 192 pp, 1990 first printing, ISBN 0441812627 - "Boston, 1765. The freedom-fighting Sons of Liberty are under attack by a Tory secret society called the Hellfire Club. The club's leader - the headless horseman - is a ghostly creature seemingly invulnerable to blades and musket balls. His plot to assassinate Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington will detroy every dream of the Thirteen Colonies - and cancel the United States of America! Can the Time Commandos wage war against a phantom? And worse yet, can they stop a cosmic catastrophe that will make the Big Band look like a firecracker?" Interiors - light toning to pages in some volumes, volume 10 has a bookstore stamp on the first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with very small number stamped on bottom of text block, volumes 1 to 7 have very light edge wear, volumes 8 & 10 have light edge wear; volume 8 has slight spine lean, two spine creases and two small creases on rear cover; volume 10 has spine lean, two spine creases and very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
7 Herbert, Mary H. VALORIAN / DARK HORSE / LIGHTNING'S DAUGHTER / CITY OF THE SORCERERS. (4 BOOKS)
Lake Geneva, WI TSR Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good 
313 pp / 314 pp / 309 pp / 314 pp. ISBNs - 1560765666 / 0880389168 / 1560760788 / 1560768762. 'Valorian' is a first printing from 1993 and is a prequel to 'Dark Horse', which is a first printing from 1990. 'Lightning's Daugher' and 'City of Sorcerers' are both first printings, from 1991 and 1994 respectively. The first four books of the Dark Horse series. Moderate browning to inside of covers, a few small corner creases to covers, vol. 3 has a few pages with tiny corner crease and light creases on spine. minor edge wear to covers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY OF LONDON., Jarvis, Stan.  Illustrated by David Baker.
8 Jarvis, Stan. Illustrated by David Baker. AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY OF LONDON.
Bell & Hyman, London, 1981, first edition. 
127 pp, oblong (7 3/16" H x 8 3/8" D) hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0713512490 B&w drawings, map. "No square mile in England is so packed with drama and history as the City of London. Here are the landmarks of the Roman occupation, the Great Fire, the Plague and the devastation of the Second World War. Here the visitor will find the centuries-old traditions of the livery halls and the bustling markets; the commercial heart of London in the great banks and f i n a n c e houses; the simple dignity of Sir Christopher Wren's city churches; and the world-famous sights such as the Tower of London. Stan Jarvis's sympathetic text reveals his wide knowledge of the City and David Baker's line drawings captur e th e un iq ue c haracter of streets, buildings and people." 2" very light line indentation on preliminary pages, tiny dint at bottom fore-edge of both boards, very light rubbing on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARS MEDICA:  ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION.  PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART., Karp, Diane R.  (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.)
9 Karp, Diane R. (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.) ARS MEDICA: ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION. PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1985. 
231 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812279530 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. "In an age of laser surgery and artificial organs, it is easy to forget that many medical treatments have been successfully administered f or millennia and that previous eras also had their startling medical developments and discoveries: circulation of the blood, vaccination, anesthesia, and public sanitation, to name but a few. The more than 140 works in this volume convey a v i t a l p i cture of the history of anatomy and medicine since the fifteenth century as well as the artists' reactions to the human condition in its myriad states of health and illness, from birth to death. Arranged into four thematic sections - A na to my ; H ea le rs; Disease, Disability, and Madness; and The Cycle of Life - these images are from the Ars Medica Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which includes over 1,100 prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Among th e w ork s r epr es en ted ar e prints by Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden, Durer, Hogarth, Goya, Sloan, and Rauschenberg; drawings by Batoni, Tiepolo, and West; and photography by Muybridge, Eakins, and Smith." Large Christmas gift inscription and f ain r er ased pen cil mar ks on f ree front endpaper, two small light soiling marks on half-title page, light edge wear to boards, light soiling to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap- fold s, a fe w tin y te ars at top of spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE END OF THE WORLD., Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck.  Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et al.
10 Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck. Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et al. THE END OF THE WORLD.
New York St. Martin's 1998 0312192649 / 9780312192648 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The Romans at Pompeii, the Confederates at Richmond, and the German Jews in 1938 all had reason to believe that the world was ending. But when the storm had passed and the dust had cleared, no matter what the destruction, the world still turned. This fascinating collection contains works by diverse historians including Plato, Thucydides, Pliny, Leonardo da Vinci, John Donne, Freud, Mencken, and Picasso. Mary Chestnut writes in her diary as the Confederacy crumbles around her; Jack London describes the great earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906; a Bolshevik watches the Winter Palace fall in 1917; a Polish poet fights for food in Auschwitz. Soldiers from every major war from ancient Rome through Vietnam march toward death; a writer toils while the Black Plague topples those around him; a monk watches the Aztec empire fall to the Spaniards; the Middle Passage defies humanity and life. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived. them. With an introduction by Simon Schama, this fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of diaster from Thucydides to CNN, from Pompeii to the Holocaust, is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring, as terrifying as it is fascinating." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 2" wrinkle on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 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
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES THE FIRST.  TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A REVIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF ENGLAND FROM THE SAXON PERIOD TO THE LAST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1603.  TWO VOLUME SET., MacGregor, John.
12 MacGregor, John. THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES THE FIRST. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A REVIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF ENGLAND FROM THE SAXON PERIOD TO THE LAST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1603. TWO VOLUME SET.
London Chapman & Hall 1852 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good- 
dclxxxviii (688) pp, 534 pp, - 2 volume set, the first being paginated in roman numerals, the second in arabic numerals, 8vo (8 3/4" H), leather spines (with five raised bands, black leather title label and green leather author label, gilt lettering and decoration), leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, all edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Volume I covers the history of England from the Saxon Period to the execution of Charles I. Volume II covers the Commonwealth and the Protectorate, concluding with Cromwell's declaration of war on Spain in 1655 and appendices including notes on "The Army Modelled by Oliver Cromwell", "Trial of Liliburne", "The Act for Settlement of Ireland", etc. Vol. I has a very small puckered marbled paper tear on front board - repaired, a tiny scuff on leather near front hinge, two 3/4" dia. foxing marks on page leaf cxxvii/cxxviii with some offset on adjacent pages. Vol. II has an approx. 5" long irregular shaped area of light staining/waviness towards bottom corner of marbled paper on front board. Both volumes have some very small areas of faint tape residue at top/bottom of most endpapers, some light toning to the edges of verso of free endpapers, light to moderate rubbing on marbled paper on boards, light to moderate edge wear, browning to top of text blocks, light fading to leather spines. 
Price: 295.00 USD
 
 
13 Miller, K.D. A LITANY IN TIME OF PLAGUE.
Porcupine's Quill, (Erin, Ontario, 1994). 
167 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "...K.D. Miller's first collection of short fiction. The 'plague' of the title story is a reference not only to AIDS but to its ironic companion, loneliness. Each of the characters in the ten linked stories comes to the e nd of his or her spiritual rope. Kelly attends a Requiem Mass where she adds her and her ex-husband's names to a list of the dead. Arley pursues a dangerous fantasy down one dark alley after another. Raymond learns that his inability t o l o v e i s e xactly matched by his need to do just that..." Interior - previous owner's chop (stamp) at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
IN MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE., Poortvliet, Rien.
14 Poortvliet, Rien. IN MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1988 0810911264 / 9780810911260 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Rien Poortvliet. With calligraphy by Diane Lynch. 
240 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D). Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. "(T)he fascinating saga, told with pen and brush, of a rural family in old Holland - the Poortvliets - going back ten generations to Cornelis Adriaensz, who died in 1649. Characteristically evocative, Poortvliet's work is remarkable in its ability to touch us. With equal skill he conveys the coziness of a comfortable house set in a bleak and brooding snowy landscape and the light-hearted revelry of a winter carnival. (This book) does not conjure up a romantic vision of the past - the Dutch countryside was not all tulips and windmills. There was hardship and hard work, like that of the young cowherd seen here - an eight-year-old boy whose long and lonely day began at four o'clock in the morning and only ended when he returned home at six o'clock in the evening. We learn of the many Dutch families in the early days who endured the deaths of five, ten, or more babies, and of their joy in those that survived. We even learn of such nocturnal annoyances as the families of noisy mice that shared the straw mattresses of the country folk. (The author's) colorful heritage, traced back to the 1600s, while it does not include rich and famous people, does include characters and stories to rival those of a soap opera in their intricacy and human interest. Those accounts are based on ancient documents such as birth and death certificates and church records, some of which are reproduced. Exploring his own roots, Poortvliet captures the beauty in the faces and in the lives of the country people of Holland as he illuminates their odyssey into modern times." Light edge wear with a few tiny dints on edges of boards, previous owner's signed bookplate on front free endpaper, minor rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has small faint stain on inside of spine, slight yellowing to edges, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight wear at bottom of spine, a few faint rub lines. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
DAILY LIFE IN HOLLAND IN THE YEAR 1566 AND THE STORY OF MY ANCESTOR'S TREASURE CHEST., Poortvliet, Rien.  Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford.
15 Poortvliet, Rien. Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford. DAILY LIFE IN HOLLAND IN THE YEAR 1566 AND THE STORY OF MY ANCESTOR'S TREASURE CHEST.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1992 0810933098 / 9780810933095 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Rien Poortvliet. With calligraphy by Diane Lynch. 
208 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D). Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. "Characteristically evocative, the words and images in 'Daily Life in Holland' are rich in detail and delicate in coloration, and perhaps the most beautiful of any of Poortvliet's works to date. In this fascinating saga, he recreates the lives of his forebears as they toiled and celebrated their way through daily existence. He does not conjure up a romantic vision of the past - the Dutch countryside was not all tulips and windmills! There were adversity and hard work, and we learn that 1566 was an extraordinary year in Holland, marked by famine and plague, great freezes, floods and droughts, comets and earthquakes, and an invasion by the Spanish as well. Poortvliet's colorful account unfolds before us to reveal how ordinary men, women, and children lived: what kinds of clothes they wore, what their houses were like, what they ate and how they cooked. How did they celebrate Christmas? What did the people do for a livng and what kind of money did they have? What did a girl's engagement ring look like? How many different kinds of swords and firearms did they have? Exploring his own roots, Poortvliet captures the beauty of everyday life and livelihood in turbulent sixteenth-century Holland." Tiny stain on top of text block, a few tiny dints on bottom edges of boards, previous owner's signed bookplate on half-title page. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dints on front panel, very light rubbing, very small bump on edge of spine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE WORST JOBS IN HISTORY:  TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF MISERABLE EMPLOYMENT., Robinson, Tony and Willcock, David.
16 Robinson, Tony and Willcock, David. THE WORST JOBS IN HISTORY: TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF MISERABLE EMPLOYMENT.
London Boxtree 2004 0752215337 / 9780752215334 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Tony Robinson has set out to investigate life in the underbelly of history. Whether it's swilling out the crotch of a knight's soiled armour after the Battle of Agincourt, risking his neck on a bleak cliff collecting guillemot eggs or, as 'Groom to the Stool', going to places where none of Henry VIII's six wives would venture - Tony endures it all to get to the bottom (quite literally) of the story. Covering the Roman invasion to the reign of Queen Victoria, Tony uncovers how - behind all the great men and women who have made the headlines - there has been an unseen army undertaking hard, dangerous and unpleasant work. The very names 'Powder Monkey', 'Seeker of the Dead' and 'Spit Boy' underline the fact that the past is a different and fairly disgusting country. The Gunpowder Plot draws Tony to the role of the 'Saltpetre Man' who collected human waste for its nitrate content to turn into gunpowder. In the same vein, he looks at some of the worst jobs behind the building of the great medieval cathedrals and at the dire conditions on Nelson's 'Victory' where the most common form of retirement was being sewn into your hammock with a couple of cannon balls and dropped over the side. Then there's the impact of the Industrial Revolution, a source of wealth and power for the few, but a cornucopia of lousy jobs for the many." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Saberhagen, Fred. DRACULA SERIES. 1. THE DRACULA TAPE. 2. THE HOLMES-DRACULA FILE. 3. AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. 4. THORN. 5. DOMINION. 6. A MATTER OF TASTE. 7. A QUESTION OF TIME. 8. SEANCE FOR A VAMPIRE. FIRST 8 VOLUMES OF THE SERIES.
New York TOR Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Glenn Hastings (1,2,4,5), Joe DeVito (3), Jim Thiesen (6,7) & Jim Theaston (8). 
First 8 volumes of Saberhagen's Dracula series, 6 3/4" H. 1. The Dracula Tape - 280 pp, 1989 first printing, ISBN 0812525817 - "Dracula is no villain but a tower of strength, eternally protecting his land and his people from the depredations of invaders. Those who hunt him are the true villains, for they seek to kill what they do not understand. Here, then, is the story of the Count's greatest love, Mina Harker, and the bloodthirsty vampire hunters whose cruel pursuit drove the master of the night to actions ever more ruthless. Listen, as Count Dracula sets the record straight." 2. The Holmes-Dracula File - 249 pp, 1989 first printing, ISBN 0812502558 - "Holmes confronts a pair of impossible problems: a ring of criminal masterminds threatening to loose thousands of plague-infested rats into the streets of London and a bizarre killer who leaves a trail of bloodless corpses - and no other clues. Dracula holds the key to both mysteries. Returned to London on a personal matter, the Count is quickly entangled in a web of evil that even his undead powers may not be enough to breach." 3. An Old Friend of the Family - 247 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0812525507 - "Kate Southerland has been murdered. But she is not dead. Johnny Southerland has vanished, a severed bloody finger the only clue. The Southerlands are trapped in a blood-feud older than history. Their enemy is not mortal madman but the undying mistress of evil enchantment, Morgan Le Fay. But the Southerlands are not Morgan's true target. She seeks to do battle with their protector, their defender, the only being who can save these mortals." 4. Thorn - 299 pp, 1990 2nd printing, ISBN 0812503163 - "Europe, 500 years ago. Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia, hunts royal prey - a renegade Princess. Ordered to kill the woman, he tracks her across the continent - but finding her, Dracula loses his heart. The United States, today. Undead, Vlad Tepes hunts the murderous art thieves who have stolen the portrait of his lost love. But the thieves are after more than art - from the Master Vampire they would steal the very secrets of life - and death!" 5. Dominion - 320 pp, 1982 2nd printing, ISBN 0812508556 - Vlad Tepes has roamed modern America without fear - until now. He is no longer the only immortal in Chicago. Two ancient, ruthless beings, locked in a struggle for the ultimate magic Weapon, have brought their blood-feud to his city. They will destroy any living thing in their path to possess this Weapon - but first, they must find it. And Dracula must prevent that at any cost." 6. A Matter of Taste - 284 pp, 1992 first printing, ISBN 0812525752 - "He was once called Dracula, but in Chicago in our day he is known as Matthew Maule. John Southerland, like the rest of the Southerland family, call him Uncle Matthew. After all he's an Old Friend of the Family and he has risked his un-life more than once to protect the Southerlands. But with Matthew rendered comatose by a fiendish plot from beyond time, the Southerlands must rise to his defense - and battle five hundred years worth of Dracula's enemies!". 7. A Question of Time - 278 pp, 1993 first printing, ISBN 08125257799 - "In 1935, Conservation Corps worker Jake Rezner meets a beautiful and mysterious young girl in the Grand Canyon. She leads him deep into the rocks, to a bizarre sculptor named Edgar Tyrell. Soon Jake finds himself lost in time, unable to return. Almost 60 years later private detective Joe Keogh has been hired to locate a missing girl - the great niece of Edgar Tyrell. But Tyrell is nosferatu, and he would sculpt in the sands of reality itself. So Keogh must call on Mr. Strangeways, An Old Friend of the Family and Lord of the Vampires, to battle an undead menace from beyond time!" 8. Seance for a Vampire - 310 pp, 1997 first printing, ISBN 0812533488 - "The tragic, seemingly accidental death of a beautiful young heiress - A foolhardy attempt to contact the netherworld - A horrifying resurrection. And now the world's greatest detective has been kidnapped by vampires! When Dr. Watson is left alone to battle the nosferatu he has no choice but to summon the only being who might actually be able to help: Sherlock Holmes's vampire cousin, Prince Dracula!" Interiors- very light browning to pages and inside of covers of seven volumes - mostly at edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, three volumes with a faint spine crease, one or two tiny corner creases, one volume with small corner crease, a few light rub marks, very slight lean to some spines. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF BRITAIN:  AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD?  3000 BC - AD 1603., Schama, Simon.
18 Schama, Simon. A HISTORY OF BRITAIN: AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD? 3000 BC - AD 1603.
BBC, London, 2000; 
416 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0563384972 Colour and b&w illustrations. Volume 1 of 2, published to accompany the BBC program. "Change - sometimes gentle and subtle, sometimes shocking and violent - is the dynamic of Schama's unapologetically personal and grippingly written history, especially the changes that wash over custom and habit, transforming our loyalties. At the heart of his history lie questions of compelling importance for Britain's future as well a s its past: What makes or breaks a nation? To whom do we give our allegiance and why? And where do the boundaries of our community lie - in our hearth and home, our village or city, tribe or faith? What is Britain - one country or many, o n e c u l t ure or several? Has British history unfolded 'at the edge of the world' or right in the heart of it? All these themes are delivered to the reader in the stories which Schama loves to tell, and in a form that is at once traditional a nd e xc i ti ng ly f resh. The great and the wicked are here - Becket and Thomas Cromwell, Robert the Bruce and Anne Boleyn - but so are countless more ordinary lives: an Irish monk waiting for the plague to kill him in his cell at Kilkenny; a sm all bo y r un nin g t hro ugh the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Elizabeth I. They are all caught on the rich and teeming canvas on which Schama paints his brilliant portrait of the life of the British people: 'for in the end, history, e spec iall y Br iti sh h isto ry w ith its succession of thrilling illuminations, should be, as all her most accomplished narrators have promised, not just instruction but pleasure." Small faint soiling mark on rear board, slight wrinkling at top of spin e. D ust j acke t has mino r rub bing , wrinkling at top of spine and along parts of top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LONDON REVEALED: UNCOVERING LONDON'S HIDDEN HISTORY., Schuckburgh, Julian.
19 Schuckburgh, Julian. LONDON REVEALED: UNCOVERING LONDON'S HIDDEN HISTORY.
London HarperCollins 2003 0007166389 / 9780007166381 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
192 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H). Profusely illustrated with aerial photographs/maps. "(V)entures through all periods and all aspects of the capital's formation, development and ages of glory, combining Getmapping's high quality aerial photography with thematic and historical information. London is perhaps the most complex and multilayered city in the world. (This book) takes the portrait of London one stage further by stripping away and revealing the many layers which lie under and have contributed to the London we see today. This fascinating insight peels back the layers of 21st-century London. The forum, walls and public buildings of Roman London are shown on one spread overlain on the modern view of the capital; on another the reader can see the locations of the Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel; the spread of the Victorian cholera epidemics; importants sites in the Dickens novels; the theatres of Shakespeare's London, or the effects of the Blitz. With nearly 90 spreads covering a vast breadth of London subjects, (it) is a unique approach to the history of one of the world's greatest cities." Dust jacket has minor rubbing and minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
GENERAL CHERNYAKHOVSKY., Sharipov, A.
20 Sharipov, A. GENERAL CHERNYAKHOVSKY.
Progress, Moscow, 1980. 
507 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "...a documentary novel about the youngest Front Commander in the Soviet Army during World War II. He was a star of the first magnitude in the brilliant galaxy of Soviet military leaders as well as a man of courage who gave his life for mankind's liberation from the scourge of fascism. The novel has a strong appeal for its veracity. None of its heroes is fictitious and all are brave and skilful soldiers, who covere d t h e Soviet Army with glory by their unprecedented valour in delivering Europe from the brown plague of Nazism." A few tiny areas of surface paper loss on edges of front endpapers, very small ink mark on rear pastedown, minor wrinkling at top/ bo t to m of spine, bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has light browning on spine and top edge of flaps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, one very small tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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