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PARENTAL TRAINING., Bacon, William, Rev.
1 Bacon, William, Rev. PARENTAL TRAINING.
Philadelphia Presbyterian Publication Committee Good+ 
209 pp, 6 13/16" H. Black cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. The title page states "By the late Rev. William Bacon" and the copyright page states "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six by William Bacon.". Contents: Introduction; Preface; Lecture I. Importance of Parental Training; Lecture II. The Birth and Death of Infants momentous Events - Right Views of our Lost, and Right Treatment of our Surviving ones; Lecture III. Parental Government an Important Duty; Lecture IV. Government by Authority; Lecture V. Government by Love; Lecture VI. Parental Instruction; Lecture VII. Parental Mismanagement; Lecture VIII. Childhood Conversion both Possible and Probable; Lecture IX. The Happy Results of Right Parental Training. Early signature and date in ink on free front endpaper, scattered light foxing throughout book - more at front and preliminary pages, wear at top/bottom of spine, darkening to edges of text block with dust soiling on top of text block, minor soiling and rubbing on boards, a few faint scuffs and scratch on front board, light wear at corners. 
Price: 125.00 USD
KING GEORGE VI:  A PICTORIAL RECORD OF HIS GREAT LIFE., Beckles, Gordon, introduction.  Tribute by Winston Churchill.  Message to the Nation by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
2 Beckles, Gordon, introduction. Tribute by Winston Churchill. Message to the Nation by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. KING GEORGE VI: A PICTORIAL RECORD OF HIS GREAT LIFE.
London Daily Express / London Express 1952 Very Good Fair 
136 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w (and a few colour) photographs. "This volume is a tribute to his late Majesty King George VI, the sailor king who gave of himself unsparingly in the faithful service of his peoples. He lives on in the memories recalled by this book - memories of the fifteen years of his courageous reign, and earlier as the Duke of York. The boy, the young man with an eager heart, the husband and the father. An outstanding biography written and illustrated with sympathy and deep respect that will stir the hearts of the multitudes who loved him." Chapter headings: A Future King is Born; He is Crowned King; The King's Daughter Weds; The Last Years of His Great Life; Last Salute to a Great Monarch. Book is slightly bowed; previous owner's place, date and signature on front free endpaper; very small bump at top corner of approx first 30 pages; small bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has several large chips at edges - some with creases and tears, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, spine colour is faded from purple to grey, 2" tear with old tape on inside, some signs of wrinkling on panels - probably due to light dampness, light browning on inside and on flaps; light rubbing and several small scuffs on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
3 Birney, Earle. DOWN THE LONG TABLE.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1955 First Edition Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Signed and dated by author on title page: "Earle Birney 22 Oct 1967 Toronto". "Readers who experienced the years of the great depression, in this country or elsewhere, will find their memories painfully and perhaps fruitfully stirred; younger readers will doubtless gain new understanding of the struggles, miseries and frustrations of those heartbreaking times that preceded the excitement and activity of war. Students of politics and the social scene should find much to interest them in the story of Communist, Trotskyist and other organizations that formed and operated in Canada during the long years of poverty, unemployment and unrest. Its blend of sympathy, irony and humour, and its frank discussions of so many questions which are close to us all earn for this compelling novel a rightful place beside the major novels of this decade." Previous owner's name in pen at top of front free endpaper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, minor soiling mark on bottom of edge block. Dust jacket has moderate browning on spine and light browning at edges, light edge wear - includes a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
4 Bloom, Ursula. VENEER: THE STORY OF A MAN.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, (1929). 
288 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "All men, to fulfill their destiny, must have at their side a woman - the woman...Whether the woman is either of Simon Greaves' wives, his truculent, successful sister, the woman he loved and could not have, or the mistress he did, each throb of their hearts has been dissected for your judgment or sympathy...The yearnings, happiness and frustrations that go to make up several lives are drawn together in a symposium to form a fascinating tale of th e kinds of love that women of polar differences may hold for the same man. And he for them..." Light browning to endpapers, book slight cracked at pages 208/209, very small light stain to rear endpapers, a few tiny specs to fore-edge of text block, wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, two tiny dints to bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has small chips/tears, moderate edge wear, old tape on inside surface, darkening to spine with a few tiny stains and watermark. Good/Fa ir 
Price: 35.00 USD
5 Evans, Hilary and Evans, Mary. THE LIFE AND ART OF GEORGE CRUIKSHANK 1792-1878.
New York S.G. Phillips 1978 0875992277 / 9780875992273 Very Good Good George Cruikshank 
192 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions. "When George Cruikshank died, (over) a hundred years ago, he was admired as an artist, respected as a reformer, loved as a man. But he had lived so long and created so much that few could discern any unity underlying the diverse creations of his seventy-year working life - creations ranging from a thumbnail caricature of Napoleon III ('it never reigns but it bores!') to the four-metres-wide 'Worship of Bacchus' which now hangs, dusty and neglected, in the storerooms of the Tate Gallery. For some he was the artist who showed us Oliver Twist asking for mroe; for some the whimsical delineator of elves and fairies; for others the fanatical reformer who drew 'The Bottle' to convert us all from the Demon Drink. Everything he created was a spontaneous response to the world he saw. It might be something trivial, as when he went on a day-trip to Boulogne - the only time he left English soil! - and memorialized the event in a masterly sketch of seasick travellers (which perhaps explains why the adventure was never repeated). Or it might be on a deeper level, as when he symbolises in 'The Drunkard's Children' all the horrors of modern industrial society. It is his ability to see the world both as it is and as it might be which is the greatness of Cruikshank, both as a man and as an artist, and this book sets out to reveal the continual development of his art as a reflection of his continual development as a man. It therefore takes the form of a running commentary on pictures which are themselves a running commentary on the artist's outward and inward life. From more than two hundred pictures, one of the widest selections of his work ever brought together, Cruickshank emerges, not just as one of the world's greatest illustrators, but as a visionary artist whose work, at first glance so light and casual, reveals a profound sympathy and understanding of human life." Minor bump at top bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, some light rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, 2" puckered triangular closed tear and small puncture with associated rub line on rear panel, 1" tear at bottom of front flap fold, minor rubbing and soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
SURVIVOR'S STORY., Gibbs, Gerald, Air Marshal Sir.
6 Gibbs, Gerald, Air Marshal Sir. SURVIVOR'S STORY.
London Hutchinson 1956 First Edition Good Fair 
182 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Distinguished survivor of the early flying days and of many campaigns, (the author) was the last British Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Air Force. This is the story not only of his own long and exciting years of service in many parts of the world, but also of the Air Force itself, from the time of the Flying Corps to the present day. In this book he strikes a new and very readable line among senior Air Force writers for he does not forget to give due place to the lighter and social side. His accounts of those early days, when he served with the R.F.C. at Aboukir, are both inspiring and amusing. After the First World War (he) had a highly eventful spell of service in Iraq, Palestine, and Transjordan, and later, in the early 1930's, he went to Kenya and the Sudan. He has many good big-game stories to tell, and many valuable comments to make, also, upon conditons in these troubled regions. A high-spot of his book is his account of the Battle of Britain, throwing as it does considerable light upon the controversies regarding R.A.F. tactics and control. He had wide personal experience, too, of the war in Burma, and was also present at Singapore when the Japanese surrendered. After the war, before his final appointment in India, he spent three years on United Nations work in the U.S.A., and he writes of America, as of India, with a sympathy born of intimate knowledge". Light scattered foxing on end papers and on edges of text block, very small stain on rear free end paper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning on edges of text block and edges of boards. Dust jacket has edge creasing, several chips and small edge pieces missing, several small and tiny edge tears, light browing, very light tiny foxing marks on rear panel and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
LETTERS OF DONALD HANKEY.  "A STUDENT IN ARMS"., Hankey, Donald.  ("Student in Arms").  Introduction and notes by Edward Miller.
7 Hankey, Donald. ("Student in Arms"). Introduction and notes by Edward Miller. LETTERS OF DONALD HANKEY. "A STUDENT IN ARMS".
Fleming H. Revell, New York, 1920. 
356 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Contents: The Subaltern (1904-1906) - En route for Mauritius, Mauritius, Illness and Return; The Undergraduate (1907-1910) - In Relief of Doubt, Sympathy, Various; The Traveller (July 1910-July 1912) - Outward Bound, British East Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius Revisited, Italy and France; The Emigrant (1912-13) - Steerage to Australia, In the Bush, Homeward; O n e o f t h e Immortal Hundred Thousand (1914-1916) - Sergeant Hankey, "The Happy Warrior", Wounded, The Beloved Captain, Second Lieutenant, The "Student in Arms", The Last Lap. Browning to endpapers, tiny soiling specks on endpapers (mainly at to p o f re a r gu tt e r) and on some preliminary pages. pages browning lightly, book slightly cracked in a few places, edges of textblock browned - top darkened, light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing and faint discoloration on bo ar ds , s ma ll li ght s tain on front board, light wear wrinkling at atop/bottom of spine, one small corner bump. Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
New York Oxford University Press 2004 0195220412 / 9780195220414 Near Fine Very Good+ Francois Balthazar Solvyns. 
568 pp, 12 1/8" H. 79 colour and 285 b&w illustrations. "The Flemish artist Francois Balthazar Solvyns (1760-1824) is little known, but his series of etchings of the Hindus provides a rich and compelling portrait of India two hundred years ago. With commitment to faithful representation and with the sensi-bilities of an astutely observant artist, Solvyns portrays the people of India in their occupations, festi-vals and cultural life with immediacy and sympathy. Solvyns' life is itself fascinating, and his portrayal of India constitutes an unrivalled visual account of the people of Bengal in the late eighteenth century." Contents: Francois Balthazar Solvyns Life and Work: Acknowledgements; Introduction; From Antewerp to Calcutta: A Flemish Artist in India; Return to Europe: Les Hindous; Balthazar Solvyns, Artist and Orientalist; Les Hindous: Preliminary Discourse. A Portrait of the Hindus: Solvyn's Calcutta; Castes and Occupations; Dresses of Hindu Men and Hindu Women; Servants of the European Household in Calcutta; Fakirs and Religious Mendicants; Musical Instruments; Festivals and Ceremonies; Sati; Modes of Smoking, &c.; Modes of Conveyance; Boats of Bengal; Natural History: Plants and Animals; Indian Heads; Appendix I. Solvyns in Libraries; Bibliography; Index & Glossary. Minor 2" wrinkle in cloth on front board, wrinkle in front pastedown. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light color offset fron boards on inside surface. 
Price: 95.00 USD
New York Metropolitan Books 2004 0805075224 / 9780805075229 First American Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
233 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "In February 1918, a derelict soldier was discovered wandering the railway station in Lyon, France. With no memory of his name or his past, no identifying possessions, marks, or documents, the soldier - given the name Anthelme Mangin - was sent to an asylum for the insane. When, after the Great War ended, the authorities placed the soldier's image in advertisements to locate his family, hundreds of 'relatives' claimed him - as their father or son, husband or brother who had failed to return from the front. Marshalling a vast array of original material, from letters and newspaper articles to accounts of battlefield deaths, hospital reports, and police files, (the author) meticulously re-creates the long-forgotten story of the single soldier who came to stand for a lost generation. With humane sympathy and the skill of a novelist, he recounts the twenty-year court battles waged by the families competing to take the amnesiac soldier home. In the process, he portrays not just the fate of one individual but the rank and file's experience in the trenches, as well as an entire nation's inconsolable grief at the loss of more than one million of its men. Dramatic, taut, and powerfully relevant to our own times, this heartrending history depicts the pain and turmoil of a society that, without bodies to bury, is caught between holding on and letting go." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
THE WOMAN IN FASHION., Moore, Doris Langley.
10 Moore, Doris Langley. THE WOMAN IN FASHION.
London B. T. Batsford 1949 First Edition Good- Fair Felix Fonteyn, photographer. 
184 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, colour fronispiece shows Vanessa Redgrave in pink tafetta dress. "(The author) possesses what is probably the finest private collection of English clothing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and she is also well known as an authority on the history and psychology of dress. (This book) makes use both of her collection and her expert knowledge, and in a particularly delightful way. The dresses have been photographed by Felix Fonteyn, as they were at the time when they were first made: that is, they are shown on living models and in appropriate settings. Set off by such interesting and distinguished women as Vivien Leigh, Ruth Draper, Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, Beatrice Lillie, Googie Withers, Mai Zetterling, and many others well known on the stage, the films, and in similar spheres, the costumes (of c.1800 to 1926) 'come alive' in a way previously unknown either through old fashion plates or in the ordinary histories of costume. (Moore's) text is no less vivid and revealing than her illustrations. She enjoys the great advantage of writing as a woman, with a more than theoretical experience of feminine dress; and she shows herself to be an author of quite exceptional insight, sympathy, and expertise." Light browning to endpapers - small stain on rear pastedown, soft bump to top corner of pages, small bump at top corner of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, scattered small areas of color fading on front board and on edges of boards, very small liquid stain on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very small stain on inside of each panel, moderate edge wear/wrinkling with some small tears and tiny chips, light fading and moderate wear/wrinkling on spine, light soiling and light liquid mark on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
MORNING SONGS IN THE NIGHT:  POEMS., Ratcliffe, Walter A.  Preface by William Douw Lighthall.
11 Ratcliffe, Walter A. Preface by William Douw Lighthall. MORNING SONGS IN THE NIGHT: POEMS.
Toronto William Briggs 1897 First Edition Very Good - 
151 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board. "The author, Walter A. Ratcliffe, of Listowel, Ontario, has for years been cut off from the ordinary pleasures of life by an unusually heavy affliction - having become almost totally blind and deaf. In the sadness of his life his poetry has been to him a solace and an unburdening. (H)e turns with a bond of deep sympathy to the sufferings of the masses of mankind; sees them bear the fetters of ceaseless toil and reap only a fraction of its fruits, while the wealthy revel in vastly disproportionate luxury; sees, in most countries, their poverty made hopeless by great monopolies of land; and he sings of a coming era when these injustices and monopolies shall disappear, and mankind - and especially the sons and daughters of his country - shall be free. His leanings find a remedy for much in a socialistic order of society - perhaps too much, for how can any legislation from without produce an ideal sociey without a regeneration from within?" from the Preface. Two small creases at top corner of page leaf 39/40, light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, two small scuff lines on front board, very light rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
HUNGRY HILLS., Ryga, George.  Dust jacket art by Jerry Lazare.
12 Ryga, George. Dust jacket art by Jerry Lazare. HUNGRY HILLS.
Longmans Canada, (Toronto, 1963), Ist edition. 
180 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Although this powerful first novel is set in the Alberta foothills, it takes the reader into unknown country - an arid region created and peopled with unerring realism by a brilliant new writer. The story of young Mandolin's return to the only home he has known and his struggle to extricate himself from the web of futility and sorrow which he discovers to be his heritage, by fighting evil with evil, would be devastating in its starkness were it not for this young author's penetrating sympathy. His skilled depiction of character, his withering scorn of brutality and small-mindedness, his ability to stir the heart, turn this tragic tale into a most moving experience." Small light stain at bottom edge of both boards, very light browning to endpapers, tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, very light browing to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has a few small closed tears - one with creases, light edge wear, tiny chips at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, moderate browning to spine, rear panel and some edges. VG-/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
New York Bell 1989 0517688336 / 9780517688335 Reprint 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
14 Trollope, Anthony. Introduction by John Halperin. THE VICAR OF BULLHAMPTON.
London Folio Society 1997 Fine Francis Mosley. 
502 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H) - quarter dark blue buckram series binding, medium blue paper boards with border in dark blue, medium blue endpapers, dark blue slipcase. B&w illustrations. "Ostensibly a novel written in defence of the 'fallen woman'. A vigorous story of village life, it presents a delightful parson, several charming ladies, a gruff miller, a pompous marquess and some aggressive nonconformity. It has the quiet humour, the sly sympathy masquerading as indifference, the delicate sense of kindliness, the occasional heaviness and occasional irritability which mark a book no less clearly than a man, as shamelessly and irrevocably English. Though Carry Brattle is not the nominal heroine, all else is subordinate to the story of her life. She is introduced as 'a poor abased creature, who already knows how false were her dreams - with an intense horror of the sufferings of her position. Such being her condition, will they who naturally are her friends protect her?" 
Price: 30.00 USD

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