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BALLET., Beaton, Cecil.
1 Beaton, Cecil. BALLET.
Wingate, London, 1951. 
86 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover (purple cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Colour decorations on title page, b&w drawings and photographs by Cecil Beaton. The author's personal reminiscenses of ballet and b allet dancers. Very light browning to pages/endpapers; small label from bookstore on front pastedown; moderate browning to edges of text block; area of dark browning across front board, on spine and at top edges; small bump with tiny split in c l o t h at bottom edge of both boards near spine; three tiny soiling marks on front board. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Bradbury, Ray. RAY BRADBURY'S THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES ADVENTURE GAME. (For Macintosh)
Byron Preiss Mutimedia, N.P., 1995. 
CD-Rom in Pictorial box. "Journey to Mars, the mysterious red planet, to embark on an urgent mission that could influence the future of the Earth or cost you your life. Explore the Martian city to uncover the secrets of the mysterious extinction of the Martians and the settlers from Earth. Rumors abound of sightings of Martians and of a potent Martian object that could have a major effect on Earth. But do the Martians still exist? Or are they just illusions? Find the key in the lost Martian archives and unlock the secrets of a lost world! * High resolution 3-D graphic adventure game with fully-animated characters and original music score! * Includes free Martian Chronicle hints and tips for all levels of players ! * Includes direct link to Martian Chronicles World Wide Web Hints and Tips site!" System requirements: Any Macintosh or Power Macintosh with a 68030/25 Mhz or better processor; 13" or larger color monitor (256 colors with 640 x 480 resolution); 8 MB RAM; Macintosh-compatible double speed CD-ROM drive or faster; System 7.0 or later; Quicktime 2.1 or later (included on this disc); Indeo video (include on this disc). Box and CD-ROM have been opened but disc has not been used . Box has light edge wear/rubbing, and some light creasing. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SILHOUETTES IN THE SKY: THE ART OF THE WEATHERVANE., Burks, Jean M.
3 Burks, Jean M. SILHOUETTES IN THE SKY: THE ART OF THE WEATHERVANE.
Shelburne, Vermont Shelburne Museum 2006 0939384329 / 9780939384327 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
36 pp, 8 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Color photographs. Shows examples of New England weathervanes in a variety of forms and materials from the Shelburne Museum's collection. Interior - very small light bump/crease at top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at top corner of front cover, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
4 Foer, Joshua. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD., Forty, George.
5 Forty, George. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD.
London Hermes House 2005 184477743X / 9781844777433 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
256 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "(A)n authoritative directory of tanks and their immediate derivatives, such as ARVs (armoured recovery vehicles), tank destroyers, command versions, bridgelayers, mine-clearers and other Funnies. It begins with a guide to the history of the tank and its evolution: the first tank action at Flers during World War I, the Blitzkrieg of 1940, the desert war in North Africa, the D-Day Funnies of the Normandy beaches, tanks used in the jungles of Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars and the two desert wars of the Persian Gulf. Next, there are two A-Z directories focusing on over 230 tanks, the first covering World War I and II and the inter-war years, and the second covering the post-war years. From the world's first tank, the No. 1 Lincoln Machine 'Little Willie', to the contemporary M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with its state-of-the- art weapons systems, the book covers a vast range of armoured fighting vehicles. Each entry includes a lively description and history, with a specification panel detailing the tank's official name, date, crew, weight, dimensions, armament, armour, powerplant and performance. All the tanks are accompanied by identification photographs, many of which are full-colour and have never previously been published together in one volume." This is a new unread book. Fine/Fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD., Forty, George.
6 Forty, George. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TANKS OF THE WORLD.
London Hermes House 2005 184477743X / 9781844777433 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good- 
256 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "(A)n authoritative directory of tanks and their immediate derivatives, such as ARVs (armoured recovery vehicles), tank destroyers, command versions, bridgelayers, mine-clearers and other Funnies. It begins with a guide to the history of the tank and its evolution: the first tank action at Flers during World War I, the Blitzkrieg of 1940, the desert war in North Africa, the D-Day Funnies of the Normandy beaches, tanks used in the jungles of Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars and the two desert wars of the Persian Gulf. Next, there are two A-Z directories focusing on over 230 tanks, the first covering World War I and II and the inter-war years, and the second covering the post-war years. From the world's first tank, the No. 1 Lincoln Machine 'Little Willie', to the contemporary M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with its state-of-the- art weapons systems, the book covers a vast range of armoured fighting vehicles. Each entry includes a lively description and history, with a specification panel detailing the tank's official name, date, crew, weight, dimensions, armament, armour, powerplant and performance. All the tanks are accompanied by identification photographs, many of which are full-colour and have never previously been published together in one volume." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has large crease and some associated wrinkles at bottom of rear panel, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS.  SEPTEMBER, 1950.  VOL. XXXIV, NO. 6.  (FORMERLY AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.), Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (S. Calhoun Smith, J.L. MacKenzie, Frank Tinsley, Doug Rolfe, Carl Wheeley, Walter Musciano, H.A. Thomas, C.H. Grant.)
7 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (S. Calhoun Smith, J.L. MacKenzie, Frank Tinsley, Doug Rolfe, Carl Wheeley, Walter Musciano, H.A. Thomas, C.H. Grant.) AIR TRAILS. SEPTEMBER, 1950. VOL. XXXIV, NO. 6. (FORMERLY AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.)
Street & Smith, Elizabeth, N.J., 1950. 
90 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated, predominantly in b&w, with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements. Contents: Showcase; Development Highlights; Air Notes; Phototorial; The Bendix; Ra m-Jet Riders; Your Job in Aviation: Test Pilot; Solo Club; Air Progress: McDonnell; Airmen of Vision; Foreign Aircraft; C.A.P. Newsletter; Pitts-Skelton Aerobatric Bipe; The Little Senator; Dope Can; Overseas Highlights; Comet; Douglas DC-6 ; W h e n R u bber Took Wing; Mirror's 5th Fair; Sketchbook; Motor of the Month: M.E.W. 307; Model of the Month: Junior; Record Review; Sailplane Parade; Club Directory; Contest Calendar. Interior - very light browning to pages, small soft bump t o b ot to m co r ne r of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine - minor on spine, light browning to edges of textblock, small soft crease at corners of covers, very light browning on s pi ne an d r ea r c ov er, m inor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CINDERELLA ARMY:  CANADA'S FIRST ARMY IN EUROPE, 1944., Mimms, John A.  Foreward by Clifford Chadderton.
8 Mimms, John A. Foreward by Clifford Chadderton. THE CINDERELLA ARMY: CANADA'S FIRST ARMY IN EUROPE, 1944.
Ram Press, Barrie, Ontario, (1993), Ist edition. 
182 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with photos, cartoons, maps. Reminiscences of soldiers of Canada's First Army in Europe during WWII. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor thumbing to fore-edge of textblock. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 MICHAEL MOORCOCK NOVELS.  1. COUNT BRASS. 2. CAMPION OF GARATHORM. 3. QUEST FOR TANELORN. 4. JEWEL IN THE SKULL. 5. MAD GOD'S AMULET. 6. RUNESTAFF. 7. KNIGHT OF SWORDS. 8. QUEEN OF SWORDS. 9. OAK AND THE RAM. 10. HOLLOW LANDS. 11. END OF ALL SONGS., Moorcock, Michael.
9 Moorcock, Michael. 11 MICHAEL MOORCOCK NOVELS. 1. COUNT BRASS. 2. CAMPION OF GARATHORM. 3. QUEST FOR TANELORN. 4. JEWEL IN THE SKULL. 5. MAD GOD'S AMULET. 6. RUNESTAFF. 7. KNIGHT OF SWORDS. 8. QUEEN OF SWORDS. 9. OAK AND THE RAM. 10. HOLLOW LANDS. 11. END OF ALL SONGS.
London / New York Mayflower / Dell / Daw / Berkley / Quartet / Avon Mass Market Paperbacks Good+ Cover art by Bob Habberfield, Ezra Tucker, Richard Clifton-Dey, Robert Gould, Stanislaw Fernandes, et al. 
A collection of 11 Michael Moorcock novels, including 1 complete trilogy (The Chronicles of Castle Brass) and parts of three other series (History of the Runestaff, volumes 1, 2 & 4 - Corum, volumes 1, 2 & 5 - The Dancers at the End of Time, volumes 2 & 3) - approx. 7" H. 1. Count Brass - 140 pp, Mayflower/Granada, London, 1977. "A romance set in the marshes of Kamarg, dominated by the ancient Castle Brass. Chill to the incredible adventures of Dorian Hawkmoon, the Duke of Koln!" 2. The Champion of Garathorm - 127 pp, Mayflower/Granada, London, 1980. "Dorian Hawkmoon the invincible, the Eternal Champion, the Duke of Koln, is dying from melancholia. His wife Yisselda, beautiful daughter of Count Brass, has perished in the Battle of Londra - or so the evidence suggests. But somewhere in the caverns of his soul Hawkmoon knows otherwise, and he is willing to journey through time and space and previous incarnations to grasp the key to her fate." 3. The Quest for Tanelorn - 155 pp, Dell, NY, 1981. "The City at the Edge of Time holds the secret of the evil force that has stolen Dorian Hawkmoon's future. The Hero of the Runestaff must ride a ghostly death ship to join his counerparts from other worlds. To challenge the Dark Powers and free Tanelorn from the grip of Chaos. His destiny and the fate of a million universes hang in the balance." 4. The Jewel in the Skull - 223 pp, Daw, NY, 1977. "Dorian Hawkmoon fell under the power of the Runestaff, a mysterious artifact more ancient than Time itself. His destiny, shaped by a vengeful oath sworn by the maddened Baron Meliadus of the Dark Empire, pitted him in battle against his own allies and forced him, by the Black Jewel embedded in his skull, to betray his very heritage." 5. The Mad God's Amulet - 142 pp, Mayflower, London, 1972. "Dorian Hawkmoon's betrothed Yisselda had been abducted by the Mad God, an evil sorcerer who had usurped the Red Amulet of the Runestaff. The amulet gave the power of the Runestaff itself to its possessor, and the Mad God was perverting that mighty power to his own unimaginably evil ends. Even as the destructive shadow of the Dark Empire spread across the world, Hawkmoon knew that only he could rescue Yisselda - and the Red Amulet - from the Mad God." 6. The Runestaff - 143 pp, Mayflower, London, 1969. " 'Those who swear by the Runestaff must then benefit or suffer from the consequences of the fixed pattern of destiny that they set in motion.' And Baron Meliadus of Kroiden had sworn such an oath, and sworn vengeance against all of Castle Brass, had sworn that Yisselda, Count Brass's daughter, would be his. On that day, many months earlier, he had fixed the pattern of fate; a pattern that had involved him in strange destructive schemes, that had involved Dorian Hawkmoon in wild and uncanny adventures in distant places, and that was now nearing its terrible resolution." 7. Knight of the Swords - 176 pp, Berkley, NY, 1986. "By creating Man, the universe had betrayed the old races. Spreading like a pestilence across the Earth, Man destroyed the Vadhagh and the Nhadragh, the ancient peoples. Only Vadhagh Prince Corum remained to raise his sword, to avenge the slaughter of his family and race, to battle the unjust fate of a blind and deaf universe." 8. The Queen of Swords - 160 pp, Berkley, NY, 1986. "The realm of Chaos was cast into disorder, for the Vadhagh Prince Corum - last of his ancient race - had slain the Knight of the Swords. Thus the dreaded Queen turned upon Corum, and Mankind began its bloody march across the Earth. All that was gracious and beautiful stood in peril. And so Corum set out upon his fateful odyssey." 9. The Oak and the Ram - 137 pp, Quartet, London, 1976. "The Archdruid Amergin is in captivity and under enchantment. Without him the Mabden people can never rise up and overthrow their oppressors. Thus Corum undertakes his second great quest, and though he must visit powerful and treacherous places, struggle with fearful enemies, he vows to return with Amergin safe, or not return at all." 10. The Hollow Lands - 180 pp, Mayflower, St. Albans, 1975. "Having narrowly escaped death in Victorian England, Jherek Carnelian is back in his own time. But without his love, Amelia Underwood. His obsession with her has not abated but Brannart Morphail refuses to lend him another time machine and he is stranded. Until one fateful day he meets Robot Nurse, guardian of ageless children, who agrees to send him back to 19th Century London. In the fashionable Cafe Royale two worlds and two cultures collide and Jherek's plight becomes more desperate - ." 11. The End of All Songs - 275 pp, Avon, NY, 1978. "Jherek Carnelian flagellates, duplicates, mates, and disintegrates in the mind-stunning madness of the phantasmagoric End of Time." Interiors - most books have moderate or light browning to pages, one book has heavy browning to inside of covers, one book has previous owner's name in ink at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - five books have a slight spine lean, one book has a heavy spine lean and multiple spine creases, one book has a small hole punch through top corner of front cover, most books have light or moderate edge wear, six books have some tiny or small corner creases, one book has a remainder mark on the bottom of the text block, light to moderate browning to most text blocks, several books have very small sticker removal marks on one cover and light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
10 Thompson, C.J.S. MAGIC AND HEALING: THE HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF MAGICAL HEALING PRACTICES FROM HERB-LORE AND INCANTATIONS TO RINGS AND PRECIOUS STONES.
New York Bell 1989 0517688336 / 9780517688335 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9 3/16" H. "Magic, in one form or another, was believed to be instrumental in curing human beings of physical and mental disease until the dawn of modern medicine. (This) is a compendium of the history and folklore of magical healing practices throughout recorded time. Topics covered include healing by incantations and touch, Anglo-Saxon herb lore, traditional healing herbs, plants of the devil and plants dedicated to saints, magic girdles, magical stones, healing horns, sympathetic healing, and the psychological effects of magic in healing. This collection of folklore and anecdotes sheds light on practices that are little-known today. Transplantation of disease - or the transference of the ailment from the victim to a neutral object, was one common means of healing. A cure for a 'crick-in-the-neck' or a cut was to twist a piece of willow around the affected part in order to draw the pain away; persons suffering from toothache were recommended to bite the first fern they came across and then bury it. An herbal drink to cure a man possessed by devils was specified to be drunk from the church bell; treatment for typhus fever consisted of incantations accompanied by a brew of herbs: feverrue, ram's fall, fennel, and waybread. The Druids attributed marvelous powers to mistletoe, and a liquid distilled from mistletoe and water was said to protect against the evil spells fo witches and sorcerers. Although science has superseded magic in the medical arts, magic remains a potent alternative force today. The role of magic in the science of healing is of significant interest to historians, scientists, and practitioners of magic alike, and in 'Magic and Healing', C.J.S. Thompson has given us a fascinating history of magical powers and healing practices." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, slight color offset on inside of spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 


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