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BOOK OF THE WOODS., Gauss, Marianne.  Illustrated by C.W. Gauss.
1 Gauss, Marianne. Illustrated by C.W. Gauss. BOOK OF THE WOODS.
Albert Whitman, Chicago, 1938, 6th printing. 
269 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings. "Two sisters have written and illustrated this book about wild animal life in the Rocky Mountains. In this locality they have their home - and they write storie s about the animals they have watched live their lives on the wooded slopes of the Rockies...." Contents: Mrs. Stubbs - The Bear with the Bad Name; Beauty - The Orphan Fawn - Beauty and the Beast (Deer and wolves); Lightning - The Wise Ol d R a m ; M r . Ground Hog Chuck - The Weather Prophet of the Hills; Big-Foot - The Magic of the Snowshoe Rabbit; Mr. Sambo Adolphus Ringtail Coon - A Southerner in the Rockies. Very light browning to edges of textblock, book very slightly cocked , m in or s oi l in g and rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has two closed tear - one with creases (archivally taped), several very small tears/chips, sun fading to spine/flap-folds/some edges, light ed ge w ear /wr ink lin g, ti ny watermark and a few scuffs on spine. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SKY GODS:  THE SUN AND MOON IN ART AND MYTH., Komaroff, Katherine.
2 Komaroff, Katherine. SKY GODS: THE SUN AND MOON IN ART AND MYTH.
New York Universe Books 1974 0876631871 / 9780876631874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
86 pp, 11 5/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Ever since the beginning of time, man has wondered about the meaning and behavior of the sun and moon. He has carefully observed their cycles and realized their importance for his own survival. The close contact with nature that ancient man enjoyed made him more conscious of their presence, whether he lived in a place constantly warmed by the sun or in a bitter cold world where the sun seemed far away. Ancient men tried to explain the meaning of this mysterious phenomenon in stories closely related to their own lives and religious beliefs. The Hindu people of India thought that the sun was a red man with four arms in a golden chariot. For the Egyptians, the sun was a great watchful eye. The North American Indians said that the moon was a great ball of light tossed into the sky by a clever creature called Raven. The Eskimos believed that the moon was a powerful hunter who often stood in front of his igloo. These stories, called myths, are handed down from generation to generation, and celebrate the great mystery of life. They are loved because of their beauty and power and also for what they tell us about people of other cultures. In 'Sky Gods', myths from India, Egypt, Africa, Japan, China, the Eskimos, and the Indians of North and South America are lucidly retold and illustrated with stunning photographs of art and artifacts from the various cultures. There is a common message behind all these stories. Although the masks, paintings, statues, and other works of art also vary - some are relatively simple, others are highly sophisticated - yet they all contain clues to a deeper understanding of the beauty and mysteriousness of the universe." Two large diagonal creases on free rear endpaper, light stain along bottom edge of rear board, very small light stain on top edge of front board, one soft corner crease. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and two light scuff lines on rear panel, small stain at inside bottom edge of rear panel, one small edge tear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES., Miller, David.
3 Miller, David. BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES.
Washington, D.C. Brassey's 2001 1574882929 / 9781574882926 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The crusades, of which there were several, conducted by many forcees from different nations, were ultimately unsuccessful, the last crusaders being forced out of the Holy Land in 1291. However, as this fascinating history shows, they did serve to advance many military concepts. Notable among these were the logistics involved in moving thousands of combined forces across frequently hostile regions; fortifications and siege warfare; and armour and weapons. There were heroes and villians, too - again on both sides - and examples of great generalship, military ineptitude, magnamity, and atrocity. The most notable leaders during these conflicts were Richard I, Lionheart, King of England, and the saracen commander, Saladin. While they never met, each had a justifiable respect for the other. This handsome volume encapsulates all the intriguing contrasts between the combatant forces, outlining the formation of the Christian Military Orders - such as the Knights Hospitallers - and the ferocious saracen armies. It describes the major weapons, such as siege machines, as well as personal arms and armour, and the important battles. Liberally illustrated with maps and diagrams, plus contemporary and other illustrations of the people, places and warfare, (this book) is a highly readable military history of a period and events that have an enduring fascination for military enthusiast and general reader alike." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some small areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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