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THE UNIFORMS & HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH REGIMENTS:  BRITAIN - CANADA - AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND - SOUTH AFRICA.  1625 TO THE PRESENT DAY., Barnes, R. Money, Major.  In collaboration with C. Kennedy Allen & Lieut. Thomas B. Beatty, Jnr.  Foreword by Gen Sir Neil Methuen Ritchie.
1 Barnes, R. Money, Major. In collaboration with C. Kennedy Allen & Lieut. Thomas B. Beatty, Jnr. Foreword by Gen Sir Neil Methuen Ritchie. THE UNIFORMS & HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH REGIMENTS: BRITAIN - CANADA - AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND - SOUTH AFRICA. 1625 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Seeley Service, London, 1969, reprint. 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with black title block/gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Colour plates and b&w drawings. Contents: Introduction; 1625-89. The Lowland Regiments. Killiecrankie. Dunkeld; 1690-1745. Marlb orough's Battles. The Union. The '15 and the '45. The Black Watch. Fontenoy; 1755-83. North America. Highland Regiments. Canadian Militia. Minden. American Independence; 1778-99. Highland Regiments. Fencibles. Yeomanry. India. Napoleonic Wa r s ; 1 8 0 0-14. Napoleonic Wars. American War; 1815. Waterloo; 1815-56. Small Wars. India. S. Africa. Canadian Militia. The Crimea; 1857-81. Indian Mutiny. Afghanistan. First Boer War. The Volunteers. Canadian and S. African Scottish Regiment s; 1 88 1 -1 90 2. Cardwell. North Africa. India. Second Boer War. Dominion Scottish Regiments; 1903-18. World War I. Scottish Regiments of the Empire; 1919-44. World War II. Scottish Regiments of the Empire; 1944-54. 'D' Day. Peace with Mena ces . S cot ti sh Reg ime nts of the Commonwealth; Early Scottish Weapons; The Pipes; Uniforms of the Scottish Regiments - Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; Uniforms of the Scottish Regiments - Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; Appendices (Abb revi ated Reg ime nta l H is t ories) - Scottish Regiments of Britain; Scottish Regiments of Canada; Australian Scottish Regiments; Scottish Regiments of New Zealand; South African Scottish Regiments; Indian and Colonial Scottish Units - Existing and D isban ded; Inde x. Previ ous o wner's name in ink on free front endpaper, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small area of wrinkling at top edge of pages 87 to 90 - near gutter. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COURAGE IN THE AIR.  VOLUME I: CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland.
2 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland. COURAGE IN THE AIR. VOLUME I: CANADA'S MILITARY HERITAGE.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075513765 B&w photographs. "These biographies bring to life the stories of those who fought in the air in the most spectacular of modern wars - World War I and II, and Korea. The dra ma, chivalry and honour of warfare in the air, as well as the danger and horror of battle, are captured in these pages. With an exciting and compelling journalistic style, Bishop has provided a worthy tribute to Canada's bravest and best air f o r c e veterans." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, a few small shallow dints, a few areas of light edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRUE CANADIAN HEROES OF THE AIR., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland.
3 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General F.R. Sutherland. TRUE CANADIAN HEROES OF THE AIR.
Prospero / Key Porter, Toronto, 2004. 
307 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1552678679 B&w photographs. "....offers a significant contribution to understanding our nation's role in the great wars through the very Canadians who, from all walks of life, served with distinction and won i nternational respect for their bravery and sacrifice. With an exciting and compelling journalistic style, Arthur Bishop brings to life the stories of those who fought in the air in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The drama, t h e c h i v alry, the honour of warfare in the air, as well as the danger and horror of battle, are captured in these pages. A worthy tribute to Canada's best and bravest air force veterans." Interior - large corner crease on last page, otherw i se c le a n an d ti ght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny scuff and minor soiling on top of textblock, small light bump at top and bottom of last few pages, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Blackmore, R.D. Introduced by John Sutherland. LORNA DOONE: A ROMANCE OF EXMOOR.
London Folio Society 2000 Hard Cover Fine David Rooney. 
552 pp, 9 7/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt & black wraparound design by David Rooney. Dark blue endpapers and slipcase, b&w illustrations. "The text of this edition follows that of the twenieth edition (revised by Blackmore in 1883), with minor emendations." Fine book in Near Fine slipcase 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874., Campey, Lucille H.
5 Campey, Lucille H. WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1897045220 / 9781897045220 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, includ-ing passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon- ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874., Campey, Lucille H.
6 Campey, Lucille H. WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1897045220 / 9781897045220 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, includ-ing passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon- ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small faint rub mark on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Clubb, Sally Potter & Sarjeant, William Antony. Foreword By Peter Sargool. SASKATOON'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS & SITES: A SURVEY & PROPOSALS.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon Enironmental Society 1980 3rd Revised Edition. Stapled in Wraps Very Good - Fink, Bob, Cover Drawing and Title Page. 
58 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Historical Introduction; Historical Walks Around Saskatoon: Temperance Colony Townsite / Southwest Nutana / Southeast Nutana / Sutherland / University Area / City Centre / Riversdale / Southwest Area / Northwest Area / North (including Idylwyld Drive) / City Park and North Park; Saskatoon's Historic Buildings - Can They Be Preserved?; Appendix: Recommendations of the City of Saskatoon Special Committee for the Identification and Listing of Historic Buildings: Historic Structures Recommended for Preservation / List of Contemporary Structures of Architectural Importance in Saskatoon. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at bottom edge, very small chip at top of spine, light colour fading on spine and parts of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE., Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler.
8 Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler. SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE.
New York Beekman House 1982 0517366037 / 9780517366035 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
368 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Poetry; Introduction to Folklore; Bairn's Rhymes; Rhymes and Saws on Places; Rhymes about the Weather; The Low Road; Two Tales (The King O' the Cats / The Story of Heather Ale); Thomas the Rhymer; The Waiting Warriors; Language; Names - Anglicized Forms into Gaelic; Days and Months in Gaelic; Clans; Clan Slogans; Appelations to Clans, Families and Towns; Clan Badges; Dyes; Place Names; Battles Fought on Scottish Soil; Land and Water; The Burghs; Ross and Cromarty; Stewartry; Weather; Law; Money and Measures; Proverbs; Toasts; Meat and Drink; Festivals and Quarter Days; A Calendar for Any Year; Fragments; Prose Extracts and Letters; Glossary; Index of Authors; Indes of First Lines; General Index. Minor edge wear, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, minor browning at top edge, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 9. MODERN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Ford, Boris, ed.  Roy Shaw, Gwen Shaw, Paul Griffiths, Fernau Hall, Peter Fuller, Andrew Saint, Christopher Frayling, Gilbert Phelps, Neil Sinyard, Joseph Rykwert, Simon Pepper, John Heskett, Alan Munton.
9 Ford, Boris, ed. Roy Shaw, Gwen Shaw, Paul Griffiths, Fernau Hall, Peter Fuller, Andrew Saint, Christopher Frayling, Gilbert Phelps, Neil Sinyard, Joseph Rykwert, Simon Pepper, John Heskett, Alan Munton. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 9. MODERN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
350 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Cultural and Social Setting; Music; Ballet; The Visual Arts; New Towns; The Third Programme; The Crafts; Literature and Drama; Film; Architecture; Housing at Roehampton; Industrial Design; Further Reading and Reference; Index. A few very small areas of faint colour fading on front board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Gaston, Peter, compiled by. KOREA 1950-1953: PRISONERS OF WAR, THE BRITISH ARMY.
London London Stamp Exchange 1976 0948130903 / 9780948130908 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
28 pp, 8 1/4" H. "This list contains the names of British Army personnel who were reported 'Missing' and, in most cases, their eventual classification. Names of those definitely identified as KIA (i.e. who never became POWs) have in general been withdrawn although there are one or two exceptions in an endeavour to correct the many lists in circulation made from newspaper reports of the period and subject to gross inaccuracy. " Names are listed alphabetically under regiments. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one or two small soft creases on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CAP AND BELLS:  AN ANTHOLOGY OF LIGHT VERSE BY CANADIAN POETS., Gravin, John W., chosen by.  Foreword by Lorne Pierce.  (Jean Blewett, Arthur Bourinot, Isabella Valancy Crawford, R.E. Guy, Katherine Hale, Frances Harrison, Wilson MacDonald, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, Tom MacInnes, Joseph Easton McDougall, et al.)
11 Gravin, John W., chosen by. Foreword by Lorne Pierce. (Jean Blewett, Arthur Bourinot, Isabella Valancy Crawford, R.E. Guy, Katherine Hale, Frances Harrison, Wilson MacDonald, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, Tom MacInnes, Joseph Easton McDougall, et al.) CAP AND BELLS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF LIGHT VERSE BY CANADIAN POETS.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1936, first edition. 
105 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold title block and image on front board) - no dust jacket. Colourful patterned endpapers. A collection of Canadian poetry, gathered under the headings: We Have With Us; Fan cies About This and That; Frontier and Country; Mainly Historical Research; Tours and Detours. With Foreword and Biographical Index. Previous owner's name on one preliminary page, light browning to pages, corner crease on page 21/22, ligh t c i g a r e t te odor, light browning to edges of textlock, light fading to top/bottom of book and spine, small bump to bottom corner of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SEMPER PARATUS:  THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977., Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley.
12 Greenhous, Brereton (ed.) and Brown, Kingsley. SEMPER PARATUS: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON LIGHT INFANTRY (WENTWORTH REGIMENT) 1862-1977.
Hamilton The RHLI Historical Association 1977 0969075405 / 9780969075400 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
446 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, color plates (including uniforms), map endpapers. Contents: The First Mess Dinner; Early Days; A Change of Command; On Active Service; Ridgeway; Lessons Learned; The Late Victorian Years; Th e South African War; The Twentieth Century; The Great War; An 'In-Between' Time; The Second World War; Operation Jubilee; The End of Jubilee; The Return to Europe; Verrieres Ridge; Back to Dieppe; Dieppe to Woensdrecht; South Beveland and the Watch on the Maas; The Drive to the Rhine; Xanten - The Last Battle; Forty Years On. Tiny bump at bottom corner of boards, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
13 Greg Gatenby, Albert Frank Moritz, Nellie McClung, Fraser Sutherland, Peter Robinson, Gerrit Verstraete, Dan Jason, et al. THIS IS MY BEST: POEMS SELECTED BY NINETY-ONE POETS.
The Coach House Press, Toronto, (1976), printed in an edition of 1500 copies. 
144 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "Ninety-one poets of widely ranging temperament have chosen their best efforts to be represented in this special Coach House edition. Such a diversity of verse, seldom found between the covers of one small book, is sure to be a revealing and valuable contribution to the art." Interior - blank bookplate on inside of front cover, pages yellowing very slightly, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, crease at top corner of front cove r s , s l i g h t d iscoloration to covers, spine flat and uncreased. G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DRAGONMAGE OF MYSTARA.  BOOK THREE: THE DRAGONLORD CHRONICLES., Gunnarsson, Thorarinn.  Cover art by Paul Jaquays.  Map by David C. Sutherland III.
14 Gunnarsson, Thorarinn. Cover art by Paul Jaquays. Map by David C. Sutherland III. DRAGONMAGE OF MYSTARA. BOOK THREE: THE DRAGONLORD CHRONICLES.
TSR, Lake Geneva, WI, 1996, first printing. 
395 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0786904887 "Although fate had inextricably entwined their futures, both Thelvyn Fox-Eyes and the dragons know their destiny has yet ot take its final twist. If the strange prophecy revealed to Thelvyn is to be fulfilled, the Dragonlord will effect profound changed on the destiny of the dragons, yet neither side ever suspected they would stand together against a new, even more powerful enemy. Convincing the dragons to submit to his authority has been diff icult enough, but now the new Dragonking must lead his subjects in a seemingly hopeless war to save a world that fears and despises them...." Interior - one page with small corner crease, book store stamp on second page, otherwise clean an d t i g h t w ith no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, small scuff on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF., Hamilton, Duncan.
15 Hamilton, Duncan. THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF.
London Century 2011 1846058139 / 9781846058134 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
311 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "October 17, 1898, en route to Paris's Gare du Nord station, the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland's jewels were stolen from her train carriage. More than forty pieces, worth nearly 2 million Pounds today, disappeared that night, and the perpetrator along with them. It would become one of the most widely reported heists of the late Victorian era, but what no one knew was that the man who committed this most daring and well-planned theft had already committed nine almost identical crimes. A man who wore bespoke suits and handmade shoes; who used a dozen pseudonyms to dust over his tracks; who belonged to three smart London clubs and lived in the luxury of West End hotels; whose staple diet was champagne and whisky; who was pursued by London's top detectives for five and a half years and - by their own admission - proved smarter than them. A man who fell so much in love with a woman that he would steal and lie for her, only to be betrayed by her." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAPSTANS AND WINDLASSES:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR USE AT SEA., Harland, John H.
16 Harland, John H. CAPSTANS AND WINDLASSES: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THEIR USE AT SEA.
Piermont, NY Pier Books 2003 0965720543 / 9780965720540 Soft Cover Very Good 
130 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. Contents: Introduction; The Reel Winch; The Steering-Wheel as Winch; The Brace Winch; The Traction Winch; The Anatomy of the Capstan; The Anatomy of the Windlass; Weighing Anchor; Le 'Cabestan sans Choquer' or Non-surging Capstan; The Norwegian Whale-winch; The Geared Capstan; History of the Modern Sailboat Winch; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, small soft crease at top corner of front cover, slight fading to color on spine and hinges. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MARCH TO ARMISTICE, 1918., Haworth, Christopher.
17 Haworth, Christopher. MARCH TO ARMISTICE, 1918.
William Kimber, London, 1968, first edition. 
172 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photogarphs, maps. "Christopher Haworth went to the front near Ypres in 1918: an apprentice law writer of just nineteen, full of idealism and perhaps a little priggish. He became a good soldier, though not in the way of the Regular Army; he missed the slogging disillusion of First and Second Ypres, the Battles of the Aisne and Somme. He was typical of the new, amateur army which was needed to replace the flower of the R e g u l a r A r m y who had held the initial German advances in 1914-15. This is a personal, highly individual account of those last epic months of the Great War and from it emerges some idea of that unwarlike, unexpected quality which thwarted th e pl an s of L u de nd or ff and brought us final victory on the Western Front...." Two creases down free front endpaper, wrinkling at bottom of spine - minor wrinkling at toptiny faint stain on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/w ri nkl ing , one or t wo tin y s cuffs, several small closed tears - one with crease, light soiling, light edge browning, ghost sticker mark with tiny pull on front panel, very light water stains on inside of spine. Very Good/Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
ON A LONELY SIDE ROAD OUTSIDE THE CITY OF LONDON, ONTARIO.  THE STORY OF CHARLES W. LEACH., Horn, Jean E. (Porter).
18 Horn, Jean E. (Porter). ON A LONELY SIDE ROAD OUTSIDE THE CITY OF LONDON, ONTARIO. THE STORY OF CHARLES W. LEACH.
Kingston, Ontario Iawah House 1983 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
193 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. Written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Camp Iawah (and its predecessory, the Christian Youth Centre), this is a biography of Charles W. Leach (and his wife, Ruth) and his life of service within the Baptist Church in Ontario. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, diagonal crease down front cover near hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GLASGOW AT WAR.  VOLUME ONE., Hume, John and Moss, Michael.
19 Hume, John and Moss, Michael. GLASGOW AT WAR. VOLUME ONE.
Hendon, Hendon Mill, 1977. 
1 pp. Introduction + 45 pp. b&w photographs, oblong (7" x 8 1/2"), soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0860670317 A pictorial overview of Glasgow's participation in the Empire's wars from India and South Africa to the Second World War, in foreign fields and on the homefront. Interior - faint cigarette odor, light wrinkling at bottom and in middle of pages at spine. Exterior - wrinkling at bottom and in middle of spine, light browning to edges of textblock, light browning on covers near fore-edge. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
20 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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