Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 22 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS., Brady, Cyrus Townsend.
1 Brady, Cyrus Townsend. INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS.
New York Doubleday, Page 1909 Hard Cover Good reading copy only. No Jacket Remington, Schreyvogel, Blumenschein and Crawford. 
423 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w drawings, photographs, maps & plans (including tissue-covered frontispiece) - collated. Contents: Part I. Protecting the Frontier: The Powder River Expedition; The Tragedy of Fort Phil Kearney; The Thirty-Two Against the Three Thousand; Personal Reminisences of Fort Phil Kearney and the Wagon-Box Fight; Forsyth and the Rough Riders of '68; The Journey of the Scouts and the Rescue of Forsyth; A Scout's Story of the Defense of Beecher's Island; Carpenter and His Brunettes. The Fight on Beaver Creek; A Further Discussion of the Beaver Creek Affair; The Battle of the Washita; Carr and Tall Bull at Summit Springs. Part II. The War with the Sioux: With Crook's Advance; Ex-Trooper Towne on the Rosebud Fight; The Grievance of Rain-in-the-Face; The Little Big Horn Campaign; The Last of Custer; One of the Last Men to see Custer Alive; The Personal Story of Rain-in-the-Face; Two Interesting Affairs; The First Success; A Decisive Blow; Miles' Great Campaigning; What They are There for - A Sketch of General Guy V. Henry, A Typical American Soldier. Appendices: Appendix A - Being a Further Discussion of General Custer's Course in the Little Big Horn Campaign; Appendix B - Further Light on the Conduct of Major Reno. Index. A few pages with small light soiling marks or light stains, two pages with small edge tear archivally taped, one page with wrinkling, very light browning to pages, front inside hinge has re-inforcement tape, front free endpaper is missing, spilt paper on inside rear hinge - hinge is holding well, light soiling staining to endpapers, heavy browning to edges of text block/boards and spine - also some staining/soiling, moderate edge wear - 1" piece missing on front hinge. book is protected in a stiff mylar sleev with some rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II., Breuer, William B.
2 Breuer, William B. BIZARRE TALES FROM WORLD WAR II.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2005, reprint. 
220 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785819924 B&w illustrations. "Ernest Hemingway stalks U-Boats. A Belgian woman halts the Panzers. Adolf Hitler plays Santa Claus. If you think these are tall tales, guess again. I n (this book), popular author and distinguished historian William Breuer brings you more than 140 of the most bizarre, curious, and downright strange incidents from World War II. Drawing from personal interviews, official archives, and decl a s s i f i e d documents, Breuer presents little-known stories about the offbeat side of war. You'll discover how 'Venus de Milo' fooled the Germans....watch as drone boats go berserk and a British 'mystery plane' vanishes....listen as Navajo cod e- ta lk er s ig ni te a panic....and learn how Dutch boys captured nine Germans, and a group of choirboys plotted to foil Hitler." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling and rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Christianson, Nora D. TALES OF NORWAY FOR CHILDREN.
New York Vantage Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair S. Storm Syversen. 
75 pp, 81/8" H. B&w illustrations. "Here are exciting tales of Norway's giants and dwarfs, of the kind little nisse, the ugly troll, the horrible draug, the invisible huldre folke. From the beautiful Norseland's dim past and from recent adventures there, (the author) has collected an enchanting group of 'tall tales' to delight America's boys and girls. (She) has visited the old haunts of Norway's legendary 'little people'. She has seen the mysterious stone carvings and other actual physical evidence of strange, unexplained events of long ago in the land of the Norsemen. Some of these stories Mrs. Christianson heard as a child as she sat by her grandmother, who related the old tales to the accompaniement of her spinning wheel. Some she heard directly from the lips of present-day Norwegian farmers and fishermen." Minor edge wear, slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, 2" piece missing from top of spine, small sticker mark on front panel, light fading to spine, several archivally taped tears - one with creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
4 Clarke, Kenneth & Clarke, Mary. THE HARVEST AND THE REAPERS: ORAL TRADITIONALS IN KENTUCKY.
Lexington University Press of Kentucky 1974 0813102014 / 9780813102016 Hard Cover Very Good - 
98 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The oral tradition of Kentucky is one of the most interesting in the nation and has attracted a number of outstanding men and women - scholars and writers, teachers and singers - who have devoted their energies to Kentucky's folk and their ways. Some have collected examples of the state's unique speech patterns and word usages. Others have recorded local place names and the legends that surround them, or the yarns and tall tales transmitted from one generation to the next. Musicians have sought the authentic mountain folksongs, both old and new, and gifted writers have woven details of their Kentucky upbringing into poems, novels, and stories. Here is described the work of these enthusiastic students." Contents: Preface; Introduction; Folk Images of Kentucky; Kentucky Words and Brief Expressions; The Yarnspinners in Kentucky; Folk History and Legends; Kentucky Singers; Folklore in Kentucky Literature; Summing Up; Published Sources; Unpublished Sources. Book is lightly cocked, scattered areas of light color fading on spine and hinges, light edge wear, light rubbing on boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Collins, Robert. THE LONG AND THE SHORT AND THE TALL: AN ORDINARY AIRMAN'S WAR.
Prairie Books, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, (1986). 
134 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888331878 An open-hearted account of what it was like for a prairie farm boy to move into wartime air force life. It is not a book of heroes, but rather a memoir of growing up in uniform . Like thousands of others who served far from the glory of the battlefield, Collins' experience was the war of the ordinary airman. A very readable book! Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket ha s w e a r and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small ghost sticker mark on front panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO BUILD 35 GREAT CLOCKS., Daniele, Joseph W.
6 Daniele, Joseph W. HOW TO BUILD 35 GREAT CLOCKS.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 1984 0811722325 / 9780811722322 Soft Cover Near Fine 
192 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. "Complete with working plans, drawings, instructions" to build 35 clocks, grouped in the following sections: Simple Wall, or Plaque-style, Clocks; Shelf Clocks; Wall Clocks; Tall Case Clocks; Weather Stations. The Appendix gives Suppliers and Finishing Suggestions and Techniques. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LIGHTNING: THE OPERATIONAL HISTORY., Darling, Kev.
7 Darling, Kev. LIGHTNING: THE OPERATIONAL HISTORY.
Airlife, (Shrewsbury, 1995). 
165 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, drawings. 'Part Two of the book shows that many of the species survive. Part One, on the other hand, is an attempt to look at the aircraft from a different angle, not so much the fighter pilot's glamorous view but the day-to-day operations, trials and tribulations and the joys and delights of a ground crew struggling to come to terms with an aircraft that was, in many ways, a quantum leap in technology. A delight to fly, a joy to watch and a menace to work on - these sentiments seem to sum up the Lightning." Contents: Introduction; The Thunder Begins; Cutting Metal; Inside the Lightning; From Hand to Jig: The Tall Tails; The Thunderous T-Birds; The Square Fins; Lightnings in the Sand; After the Thunder; Selected RSAF Lightning Histories; Royal Saudi Air Force Lightnings; Kuwait Air Force Lightnings; Lightnings Clinging on to Life - Just!; Appendices - Lightning Production and Contracts; P.1 and Lightning Production Airframe Totals; RAF Lightning Operators; Lightning Crashes and their Causes; Lightning Colour Schemes; Lightning Comparative Strengths. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has small areas of very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
8 Davidson, Eric. V FOR SCHWEIK. TEN STORIES OF WORLD WAR II.
Warner, (London, 1996). 
225 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN: 075151621X "...Eric Davidson's second chapter in the age of Schweik - the era when the ordinary squaddie could, through a bit of earthy judgement and a lot of divine luck, bungle his way through World War II - safe in the knowledge that the enemy would have it own ration of Schweiks, similar common men like himself caught up in forces beyond their making or control. Men for whom war 'like life, was all make-do and mend, try all and error'. 'V for Schweik' celebrates the role of these Schweik-successors in a splendid new selection of tales. Covering the period from D-Day to VE Day, involving the valorous activities of men like Magna Carter, Heavy Wates and Huckleberry Flynn, these ten stories salute the spirit of the legendary Good Soldier with great energy and humour; tales often taller than tall, but always honouring the essential Schweikness of their heroes." Interior - tiny pen correction to typo in foreward, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Fox, William Sherwood. SILKEN LINES AND SILVER HOOKS.
Cop Clark, Toronto, (1954), Ist ed. 
152 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Dr. Fox has brought together reminiscences of his seventy years of fishing from the Great Lakes to Gaspe. Illus. by Clare Bice. Endpapers are starting to brown. Dust jacket is browning and becoming brittle . Large chip from top of rear panel. 1/4" loss of dj at top and bottom of spine and part of top edge of front panel. Tears at top edge and flap hinges. Two small holes in dj spine. Front panel has great illustrations. VG/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS.  FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76., Fraser, George MacDonald.
10 Fraser, George MacDonald. FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS. FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76.
London Collins 1982 0002226618 / 9780002226615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Barbosa dust jacket art. 
479 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Map endpapers. "When the tide of battle surged over the slopes of Little Bighorn, and Sitting Bull's braves gathered for the final charge that would sweep away the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry, a clarion voice was heard above the crash of shots and whistle of arrows, the war-whoops and the pounding hooves: - Readers of his previous adventures will not fail to identify the speaker, or to recognise the tall, distinguished figure in evening dress, tails and whiskers, fleeing the stricken field: Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., veteran of countless retreats from battle and bedchamber, the most decorated coward of the Victorian age, was meeting his fate with the same matchless poltroonery and deafness to duty and decency which had sustained him through a lifetime of dishonourable service, and endeared him to a generation of readers. But how the arch-cad of Dr Arnold's Rugby found himself in the climactic struggle of the American West is only one chapter in an odyssey as hair-raising and scandalous as any in his six earlier volumes of memoirs. He traces it with his usual shameless candour and caustic humour, from the wagon-trains of the Forty-Niners, when he foug ht his terrified way across the Plains in command of a bordello on wheels, to the holocaust of Bent's Fort and the horrors of scalp-hunting raids, Apache warpaths, dinner parties with Custer, captivity among the Sioux, confrontations with President Grant and Wild Bill Hickock, duels, escapes, conspiracies, and shoot-outs - to say nothing of passionate encounters with Indian belles, dusky beauties, enthusiastic widows, and mysterious adventuresses. This is Flashy's West as only he can describe it - the West, at once legendary and authentic, of Mangas Colorado and Kit Carson, of Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, a pageant of savage warriors and Mountain Men, glory-hunting soldiers and gunfighters, gamblers, eccentrics, scoundrels, and those extraordinary folk, white and Indian, who broke the trails or resisted the invasion." Slight ridge down centre of spine, some light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, flap-folds and top part of panels; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE PYRATES., Fraser, George MacDonald.
11 Fraser, George MacDonald. THE PYRATES.
London Collins 1983 0002227878 / 9780002227872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good A.E. Barbosa, jacket art. 
413 pp, 9" H. Map endpapers and decorated title page by Stephen Johnson and Raymond Benson. "They were a desperate crew: Bilbo, the buccaneer swordsman in Raffish Finery and ill-fitting boots; Black Sheba, the gorgeous deadly Queen o' the Coast Brotherhood, with her diamante rapier and Gucci accessories; Firebeard, the roaring monster of the blazing whiskers; Happy Dan Pew, eccentric French filibuster (alias Trevor O'Grady) - to say nothing of the redoubtable Calico Jack, Goliath the wooden-legged dwarf, voluptuous Anne Bonney, Akbar the Damned o' the Barbary Coast, and shiploads of cutlass-waving extras. You don't believe it? But then you've probably never heard of the amazing quest of the fabulous Madagascar Crown, undertaken by the dashing Captain Long Ben Avery, the greatest super-hero of all time, or his fraught courtship of the Admiral's lovely daughter, Lady Vanity (and her fearful perils at the hands of Pitiless Captors), or of the rascally handsome rakehell Colonel Blood, or the fiendish Don Lardo Baluna, or the rhumba-smitten Princess of the Sun in her lost jungle city, or Solomon Shafto the castaway landscape gardener or sweet star-crossed Donnal Meliflua, or - in fact, you know very little about Romantick Historie at all. Fortunately, 'The Pyrates' can set things right. For 'tis all here, look 'ee, just as you always hoped it might be - tall ships and desert islands, impossibly gallant adventurers and rakish villains, lovely ladies in distress and plunging necklines, buried treasure and Black Spots, devilish Dons and ghastly dungeons, plots, duels, escapes, savage rituals, tender romance and steaming passion - all to the accompaniement of ringing steel - ." Light toning to pages and endpapers, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine, top of front flap and fold, bottom of rear flap; minor rubbing, small line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Herman, Arthur. TO RULE THE WAVES: HOW THE BRITISH NAVY SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD. (Inscribed)
Toronto HarperCollins 2004 0060534249 / 9780060534240 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
648 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Inscribed by author on half-title page: To ....., thanks for your service and very best wishes, Arthur Herman. Maps. "This is the story of how the British Navy came to dominate and shape modern history. It is the story of an institution built around a tradition of heroism, in which courage in battle and bravery in death were a byword, from Nelson's death at Trafalgar to Commander Robert Scott's death in the icy wastes of Antarctica. It is also the story of a military force very different from any other, with a cast of individual personalities and intellectual eminences, from Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook to Charles Darwin and Sir Winston Churchill. But above all, the Royal Navy is part of the story of how one nation rose to global dominance without precedent in history and without equal, even today. The Royal Navy enabled Great Britain to build an empire on which the sun literally did not set, encompassing one-fifth of the world's population. But it also facilitated trade and communication with every other part of the planet. Thanks to its navy, the British Empire became the first truly global community, bound together by law, language, and commerce - and by the 'hearts of oak' of British ships and sailors....This is an epic journey from the age of the Reformation to the age of computer warfare and special ops: a tale of tall ships and battleships and great battles at sea; of heroic sailors, admirals, and aviators, of violent conflict and personal tragedy." Very small dint at top edge of rear cover, tiny mark on top of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minoe edge wear, one soft crease at bottom of rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
13 Hughes, Langston, editor. (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans & Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge, Dick Gregory, John H. Johnston, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams, J. Mason Brewer, et al.) THE BOOK OF NEGRO HUMOR.
New York Dodd, Mead 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
265 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Selected, edited and with many contributions by Langston Hughes. His "A Note on Humor" precedes the groupings headed: Cool Comics - Contemporary Comedy (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans and Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge and Dick Gregory); Jokes and Jive - From Then to Now; Pulpit and Pew - Parsons and Parishioners (John H. Johnson, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams); Just For Fun - Pastime Verses; Down-Home Tales - Laughter from the South (J. Mason Brewer, Zora Neale Hurston); Laugh and Live - Biography and Autobiography (Booker T. Washington, Wendell Phillips Dabney, Roi Ottley, Robert E. Turner, Taylor Gordon, Zora Neale Hurston, L.D. Reddick, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr.); Tell It In Rhyme - Ballads and Songs; Nothing But the Blues - Traditional Couplets; The Jazz People - Tales of the Music World (W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Danny Barker, Billie Holiday); Harlem Party Cards - Rustling up the Rent; Simple Speaks His Mind - Contemporary Commentary (Langston Hughes); Poets Write It Down - From Old New Orleans to Harlem (Armand Lanusse, Wendell P. Dabney, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Mary Effie Lee Newsome, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Ray Durem, Samuel Allen, Deborah Fuller Wess, Maria Evans, Ted Joans, Robert A. Johnson, LeRoi Jones, George H. Base, Julian Bond); Writers Grin and Bear It - Fact and Fiction (Alston Anderson, James Baldwin, George Houston Bass, Arna Bontemps, Dan Burley, Alice Childress, Alfred Duckett, Rudolph Fisher, Len W. Holt, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Killens, L.F. Palmer, Ted Poston, Richard Wright); Segregated Integration - Our Day and Times. Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of front board, small slight bump to top corner of text block, very small light color stain on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds several small edge tears - some with creases, a few very small edge chips, light soiling on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, small areas of waviness on spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
NOVEMBER JOE:  THE DETECTIVE OF THE WOODS., Prichard, H. Hesketh.
14 Prichard, H. Hesketh. NOVEMBER JOE: THE DETECTIVE OF THE WOODS.
London Greenhill Books 1985 0947898107 / 9780947898106 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
256 pp, 8vo (8" H). Greenhill Books' Vintage Crime Classics series. "Near six foot tall, lithe and powerful, November Joe is a Canadian woodsman who would sooner hunt deer than man any day. In these stories of detection, set in the wilderness far away from city streets, November Joe shows that he is not only the product but also the master of his environment. The author was a sportsman and naturalist who spent much of his life travelling and hunting, and used his own experiences and wilderness lore as background for this book. First published before the outbreak of World War One (during which Prichard organized a corps of sharp-shooters), these stories capture the clear, crisp outdoor atmosphere of the North-American backwoods. 'November Joe' is recommended in 'Queen's Quorum' as one of the 106 most important detective-crime story books published." Contents: Preface; Sir Andrew's Advice; November Joe; The Crime at Big Tree Portage; The Seven Lumber-Jacks; The Black Fox Skin; The Murder at the Duck Club; The Case of Miss Virginia Planx; The Hundred Thousand Dollar Robbery; The Looted Island; The Mystery of Fletcher Buckman; Linda Petersham; Kalmacks; The Men of the Mountains; The Man in the Black Hat; The Capture; The City or the Woods? Very light fading at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light creasing at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Proulx, Gilles. BETWEEN FRANCE AND NEW FRANCE: LIFE ABOARD THE TALL SAILING SHIPS.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1984 0919670814 / 9780919670815 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
173 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w and color illustrations - photographs, maps, drawings, plans. "(A)n absorbing look at life aboard the sailing vessels which plied the North Atlantic during the French colonial era in North America. Focusing on the first half of the eighteenth century and the Seven Years' War period, this book analyses four major aspects of the crossing: maritime traffic and the outfit of vessels; the Atlantic course and navigation; the people and their occupations; and life aboard the ship. Together they present a fascinating view of sea life. Gilles Proulx has used official correspondence between the Minister of Marine and the Canadian colonial authorities, and the papers siezed on boarded vessels, as well as over one hundred log-books and personal diaries, to obtain a wealth of detail about the rigours of the colonial shipboard experience." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small faint line indentation on front panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN., Raspe, R.E. (and others).  Introduction by S.J. Perelman.  Illustrated by Ronald Searle.
16 Raspe, R.E. (and others). Introduction by S.J. Perelman. Illustrated by Ronald Searle. THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN.
World, New York, 1971. 
138 pp, 11" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w by Ronald Searle. "Munchausen, the Baron - or rather King - of Lies, is one of the immortal figures in the world of fantasy; he has become a household word among all peoples, a truly internati onal figure of fun, the prototype of liars throughout the world. R.E. Raspe, a German author, first published the Baron's tall stories in England in 1785. The English welcomed him and launched him on his career of fame. Scores of other wri t e r s h a ve embellished his adventures; now Ronald Searle has created over sixty preposterous drawings which cannot fail to be the definitive artistic interpretation of the preposterous Baron." Interior - clean and tight with no previous owners hi p ma rk s . E xterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few vey minor foxing marks on edges of text block. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS., Swift, Jonathan.
17 Swift, Jonathan. GULLIVER'S TRAVELS.
New York William Morrow 1983 0688020445 / 9780688020446 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good David Small. 
96 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with wonderful b&w drawings. "Shipwrecked near the kingdom of Lilliput, Lemuel Gulliver awakens to find himself surrounded by hundreds of tiny people, none more than six inches tall. The Lilliputians take the 'man-mountain' prisoner, and Gulliver learns to live in their miniature world, where he can eat three loaves of bread in a mouthful and children can play hide and seek in his hair! Eventually Gulliver escapes from Lilliput and returns home. But soon he longs for further adventure and so sets sail once again. On this journey, Gulliver finds himself in Brobdingnag - a country of giants, where this time he is a pocket-sized oddity, small enough to use a handkerchief as a blanket. Jonathan Swift's classic story is a perennial favorite with children everywhere. This handsome edition, lavishly illustrated with David Small's lively, richly detailed drawings, makes the story accessible to the youngest fan of fantasy and adventure." Minor wrinkling at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very small closed tears with creases, light rubbing and a few light scratches on rear panel, two tiny dints on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PAUL BUNYAN:  THE WORK GIANT., Turney, Ida Virginia.
18 Turney, Ida Virginia. PAUL BUNYAN: THE WORK GIANT.
Portland, Oregon Binfords and Mort 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair Norma Madge Lyon & Harold L. Price. 
Unpaginated (approx. 80 pp), 10 7/8" H. From the Colophon: "The first edition consists of three thousand copies, the initial 500 of which are numbered, and this is number _____." No number is inserted. Pictorial map endpapers, color illustrations throughout. "Paul Bunyan is America's very own folk character. He did not spring from the legends of our English ancestors, nor from the Indian myths, but like America herself - of which he is a symbol - he just grew. Paul, like our countrymen, started on the East coast - in the Maine woods to be exact. As the nation grew, so did Paul and Babe, his faithful Blue Ox. Their first westward move was to the land of Hiawatha and the Great Lakes. Paul in his enthusiasm thought the great White Pine forests of Michigan and Wisconsin would last forever; but alas, they were soon exhausted, due to fire and wasteful exploitation. More careful this time, but still filled with a mighty urge for Logging - Paul went south into the Long Pine country. He even made the Mississippi his own private waterway, but again he and Babe got the wanderlust. This time they headed for the great Douglas Fir forest of the Pacific Northwest. Like the nation of which he is the symbol, Paul found this last western frontier a satisfying and soul stirring challenge. Here he and Babe could do more than Logging. Here were canals to dig, Bridges to construct, Dams to erect, Mountains and Glaciers to conquer. At last, 'Paul Bunyan the Work Giant' - like America, has come of age." Very small area of ink offset at top corner of free front endpaper (from dust jacket flap), book is slightly cracked at a few places, book is lightly cocked, bump at bottom corner of boards, light edge wear, one page leaf has small finger print smudges at top & bottom corners. Dust jacket has price inked out on front fla; has edge wear with tears, chips and creases; moderate soiling; a few tiny scuffs; large chip at bottom of spine and front hinge; 2" old tape stain on inside surface. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WORDHOARD:  ANGLO-SAXON STORIES.  (WORD HOARD)., Walsh, Jill Paton and Crossley-Holland, Kevin.
19 Walsh, Jill Paton and Crossley-Holland, Kevin. WORDHOARD: ANGLO-SAXON STORIES. (WORD HOARD).
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1969 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
122 pp, 8 1/8" H. "(G)athers together eight stories of Anglo-Saxon times, that little-known period of six hundred years between the time the Romans left England after their long occupation and the Norman Conquest of 1066. These were the Dark Ages, when raiders from the north overran the shifting kingdoms, when paganism and Christianity strove for the mastery of men's minds; a time of violence and chaos, a black time pierced by shafts of heroism, vision, beauty. 'Many famous people lived and died in that time,' say the authors, 'and countless thousands of ordinary ones; these stories are about a few of them'." Contents: The Woodwose; Caedmon; Asser's Book; Leof's Leavetaking; The Horseman; The Childmaster; Thurkell the Tall; The Eye of the Hurricane. Minor edge soiling on boards, faint dampness mark on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has area of color offset on inside of rear panel from board, light edge browning, very light edge wrinkling, 1" light scuff line on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM CAERAU TO THE SOUTHERN CROSS., Webb, Rachael Ann (Bowen).
20 Webb, Rachael Ann (Bowen). FROM CAERAU TO THE SOUTHERN CROSS.
Alun, Port Talbot, 1987. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0907117465 "Rachael Ann Bowen was born into the comfortable world of the Edwardian middle classes, but soon her father's illness and death left the family struggling to avoid the workhouse. In the following years the Bowens shared in full the poverty and tragedy of the Valleys, surviving only by their faith and humour; until Rachael was swept off her feet by the tall, dark and handsome Ivor Webb and settled down to married life in Mae steg. But this was only the beginning. Soon the young couple decided to emigrate to Australia - only to find that the advertised land of milk and honey was even more merciless than the Depression in Wales that they had left. Yet unemploy m e n t , w i l d animals, hostile natives and the constant fight against the unrelenting harshness of the country were only new challenges to be faced. (This) is not only story of remarkable courage, faith and independence; it is also a portrait ga ll er y of al mo st Dickensian richness. We meet Rachael's own family, of course, but also the eccentric revolutionary Dr. William Price of Llantrisant; Matron Phillips and Sister Silverside, the two English nurses who wanted to adopt her; the cu rio us in hab i tan ts of the seedy London boarding house where she almost fell a victim to White Slavers; and even the young Stanley Baker at his first audition." Very light browning to pages and edges of textblock, book is slightly cocked, mi nor edge we ar. Du st jac ket ha s light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling and scattered tiny dints/indentations, two tiny tears archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
  1  2  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie