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1 Friedman, Rick, compiler. Introduced by Joe O'Brien. THE BEATLES: WORDS WITHOUT MUSIC.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1968 Soft Cover Good+ 
Unpaginated, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "John, Paul, George, and Ringo sound off about love and war, drugs and God, the Stones, the Maharishi and much more in this cheeky kaleidoscope of quotes and photos." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to covers, small ghost sticker mark and tiny dint on front cover, very light rubbing, light crease on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BEST OF RUSSIAN HUMOR: OVER 1,500 ORIGINAL RUSSIAN JOKES, QUIPS, QUOTES, AND ANECDOTES., Godunok, Vladimir, compiler/translator/editor.  Copyedited by David McCabe. Illustrated by Sergei Kovalenko.
2 Godunok, Vladimir, compiler/translator/editor. Copyedited by David McCabe. Illustrated by Sergei Kovalenko. THE BEST OF RUSSIAN HUMOR: OVER 1,500 ORIGINAL RUSSIAN JOKES, QUIPS, QUOTES, AND ANECDOTES.
London, Ontario Russian Doll 1999 0968535801 / 9780968535806 Soft Cover Very Good + 
371 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w cartoons. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN QUOTATIONS AND PHRASES.  REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION., Hamilton, Robert M. and Shields, Dorothy.
3 Hamilton, Robert M. and Shields, Dorothy. THE DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN QUOTATIONS AND PHRASES. REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1982), revised and enlarged edition. 
1063 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771038461 "....with 10,300 entries thoroughly cross-indexed between author, subject, and topic, the second edition of (this book) sets new standards in its field. This extensive, rel iable compilation from present-day and historical sources draws from speeches, newspapers, radio, TV, and literature, collecting memorable gems of humour, wit, and wisdom. Unique to this volume is the arrangement by subject, so one need n o t k n o w t h e author to find the quotation, and can find other quotations on the same thing with no extra hunting. Should you wish to discover all included quotes by any given author, you need merely check the convenient author index. And, t o fa c il it at e v er if ication or to find the context of what was said, precise, original source references are given." Minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fl ap -fo ld s, cre ase d ow n f ron t flap, soft crease at top of rear panel, 1" closed tear on front panel. NF/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HUTCHINSON DICTIONARY OF WORLD WAR I., Hogg, Ian Vernon.
4 Hogg, Ian Vernon. HUTCHINSON DICTIONARY OF WORLD WAR I.
Brockhampton, London, 1997. 
246 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860195768 "Over 650 entries on what will always be 'The Great War', written by one of Britain's most experienced military authors, Ian Hogg, have been compiled. Included are: Places (Amiens, Ga llipoli); People (Allenby, Hindenburg); Battles (Cambrai, Marne); Weapons (Big Bertha, Mannlicher rifle); Equipment (Dreadnough class battleships, Fokker aircraft); History (Identity disc, conscription, cryptography); along with (b&w) maps, p h o t o g r a phs, tables, chronologies and quotes. Fine/Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BRITISH BUTCHERS AND BUNGLERS OF WORLD WAR ONE., Laffin, John.
5 Laffin, John. BRITISH BUTCHERS AND BUNGLERS OF WORLD WAR ONE.
Godalming Bramley 1998 1841000124 / 9781841000121 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(A) forceful and probing analysis of the British generals' leadership. For too long, Dr John Laffin maintains, the military reputation of the generals has not been critically enough examined, and he asks how those responsible for such catastrophic defeats were able to retain their commands. Haig, whose army suffered 60,000 casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, was still in command after five months more fighting and another 400,000 casualties. By the war's end the number of dead ran into millions - doggedly brave British Empire soldiers who, Dr Laffin believes, were killed, wounded or broken by commanders who were vain, egocentric or incompetent. But the generals, who blamed the dead and junior in rank, cannot be excused on the grounds that there was 'nothing else that they could do'. Een now, seventy years after that 'Great War for Civilization', this book raises questions that are uncomfortable. Dr Laffin draws on the memories and writings of those who took part and quotes the judgements of other military historians to provide a lucid analysis of just what went wrong in the generals' leadership and how it resulted in such appalling and tragic losses - and concludes that they were not merely incompetent but uncaring. Controversial and uncompromising, this intelligent and important book is an invaluable addition to the history of World War I and will be read by all interested in this period of history and its influence on succeeding military campaigns." Small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BYRON'S TRAVELS., Massie, Allan.  Introduction by Elizabeth Longford.
6 Massie, Allan. Introduction by Elizabeth Longford. BYRON'S TRAVELS.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1988, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283994088 B&w photographs, reproductions. "As a young man in search of varied experience and adventure, (Byron) began his first 'grand tour' in July 1809, six months after his twenty -first birthday. It took him by way of Portugal, Southern Spain, Sardinia, and Malta to Athens, Smyrna and Constantinople. Inspired to write as he travelled, his return to England saw the publication of the first two cantos of the largely a u t o b i o g raphical poem about a moral outlaw, 'Childe Harold', and the Oriental tales, both of which became bestsellers in Regency London. His reputation as a poet was established. His second departure from England was precipitated by the b r ea ku p of h is m ar riage to Anne Isabelle Milbanke. Pursued by scandal and rumours, and finding England both intolerable and intolerant, he set off for Italy. His route took him via Switzerland, where he spent time with Shelley, and Milan, w he re he me t t he gre at Fre nch writer Stendhal. He was to live for the next seven years in Venice, Ravenna, Pisa and Genoa. The Venetian years, from 1816 to 1819, were vivid, dissipated, productive. 'Childe Harold' was finished, 'Beppo' writte n, 'Do n J uan ', h is mast erp iece , begun. He engaged in revolutionary politics, embarked on torrid love affairs and became, after Napoleon had been exiled to Elba, the most remarkable celebrity of his day. Then, in July 1823, he left for Greec e t o br ing what aid he could to the G reek struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire. Although he was talking of visiting America and living in retirement in England, it was in Greece that he died, at the age of thirty-six. 'Byron's Tr avel s' is ric h and reve ali ng. A cop ious l etter-writer and sometimes diarist, Byron wrote so vividly of his travels that much of the story can be told in his own words. Allan Massie quotes these where appropriate and takes us on the journe ys wi th Byr on, f ollowi ng him thr ough th e yea rs and placing him in the political and cultural setting of his time. The result is a compelling new portrait of Byron, silhouetted against a backcloth of the Mediterranean." Dust jacket has ligh t edge wear/w rinkli ng at t op/bott om of spine a nd fla p-folds - light wrinkling at top edge of front flap. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TRAVELING ACROSS NORTH AMERICA 1812-1813.  WATERCOLORS BY THE RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT PAVEL SVININ., Svinin, Pavel.  Introduction by Evgenia Nikolaevna Petrova.
7 Svinin, Pavel. Introduction by Evgenia Nikolaevna Petrova. TRAVELING ACROSS NORTH AMERICA 1812-1813. WATERCOLORS BY THE RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT PAVEL SVININ.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1992 0810938553 / 9780810938557 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
192 pp, oblong 16mo (6 3/4" H x 8 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. "...a facsimile of a sketchbook filled with drawings and watercolors made by the Russian diplomat Pavel Petrovich Svinin (1787-1839) durng a stay in America in 1811-13, the years he served in the Russian consulate in Philadelphia...Among the sites he recorded so deftly are Niagara Falls; George Washington's home, Mount Vernon; views of New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Richmond; and many other subjects, such as steam boats, Indians, sea, river, and townscapes, plantations and mountainous terrrain...Also included are appropriate quotes and descriptions from Svinin's own travel books, and biographical notes on the people mentioned in the text." Two tiny faint stains on bottom of text block, a few tiny foxing marls on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small closed tears and wrinkles at top of flap-folds - now archivally taped, light rubbing, 1/2" sq laminate pull/color loss on rear panel, a couple of tiny scuffs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Teltser-Schwarz, Susan, compiler. MONEY TALKS.
White Plains, New York Peter Pauper Press 1988 0880884428 / 9780880884426 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Thomas Sperling. 
64 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). Black, white, yellow & green illustrations. "A compilation of quotations and proverbs, both witty and wise, on the subject of money, filthy lucre, and just plain cash." With "Money Glossary; To Coin a Phrase" at rear. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at bottom of front panel, three small closed tears with soft creases, minor wear on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLORA'S LEXICON: AN INTERPRETATION OF THE LANGUAGE AND SENTIMENT OF FLOWERS: WITH AN OUTLINE OF BOTANY, AND A POETICAL INTRODUCTION.  (THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS.), Waterman, Catharine H.  (Catharine Harbeson.)
9 Waterman, Catharine H. (Catharine Harbeson.) FLORA'S LEXICON: AN INTERPRETATION OF THE LANGUAGE AND SENTIMENT OF FLOWERS: WITH AN OUTLINE OF BOTANY, AND A POETICAL INTRODUCTION. (THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS.)
Ottawa, Ontario Algrove 2001 1894572424 / 9781894572422 Facsimilie Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
252 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Crosby, Lee & Company of Boston edition of 1860. 2 b&w frontispieces, all pages with black double border and decorative initial capitals in b&w. An alphabetical arrangement of flowers, bushes & trees, giving a very brief botanical description followed by the sentiment that plant represents and poetical quotes about that sentiment. For example: Valerian represents an 'Accommodating Disposition' and the quotes include "Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, Shall win my love." by Shakespeare and Zinnia represents 'Absence' as described by Dryden, "Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; And every little absence is an age." Concludes with an Index of Flowers and an Index of Interpretations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft corner crease on rear cover, tiny bump at top of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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