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Hanover, NH University Press of New England 1986 0874513626 / 9780874513622 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
273 pp, large 8vo (89 1/4" H). B&w photographs, tables. "Athough we know much about Shaker furniture, dance, textiles, and various artifacts, few books tell us about the Shakers as real people and the inner social workings of their sect. Who were the Shakers? What were their social, economic, and religious backgrounds? Why did they join this celibate, communal sect, and why did some leave while others stayed? What did they think of life inside the communities and the rapidly changing world outside? And, perhaps most important, when and why did the sect begin to decline, and how did Believers adjust to this decline? These are some of the questions Priscilla Brewer addresses in this engaging social history. Her highly readable general introduction to the Shakers challenges basic assumptions about the timing and reasons for the group's decline. Brewer studies the Shaker movement from its founding in 1774 to its last major public statement in 1904, restricting her work to the eleven Shaker communities in eastern New York and New England. (She) provides an inside look at Shaker life by recounting the group's social organization, the occupational roles of its members, the composition of its communities, and the operation of the Shaker hierarchy. Far from being a dry, sociological study, this book is filled with anecdotes and revealing stories related by the Shakers through the many writings they left behind." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
NEWFOUNDLAND STUDIES.  VOLUME 13 NO. 2.  FALL 1997., Buehler, Richard, editor.  (Bob Reece, Robert M. Lewis, Gerald Thomas, Michelle A. Broderick.)
2 Buehler, Richard, editor. (Bob Reece, Robert M. Lewis, Gerald Thomas, Michelle A. Broderick.) NEWFOUNDLAND STUDIES. VOLUME 13 NO. 2. FALL 1997.
Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1997. 
Paging runs 127 - 219, 9" H, soft cover. Graphs, tables, map. Contents: "Such a Banditti": Irish Convicts in Newfoundland, 1789. Pt. II; "Representative-beggars of a Set of Paupers": The Politics of Social Welfare and Traditional Newfoundland; "E arly Life Crises and the Resolution of Conflict": Meaning in a Franco-Newfoundland Fairy Tale; Economic and Religious Restrictions on the Timing of Marriage in Trinity Bay Newfoundland, 1890-1939; Book Reviews; Index to Volume 13. Interior - s m a l l bump to top edge of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top edge of front cover, three very small scuffs on rear cover, minor rubbing, small curl at bottom corner of rear cover. V e ry Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
UNDERSTANDING AERO-ENGINES BY QUESTION AND ANSWER., Hazell, W.  Introduction by Squadron-Leader Whittlesea.
3 Hazell, W. Introduction by Squadron-Leader Whittlesea. UNDERSTANDING AERO-ENGINES BY QUESTION AND ANSWER.
London English Universities Press 1941 Reprint Good 
159 pp, 7 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Internal-Combustion Engine Theory: Magneto and Valve-Timing; Magneto Construction and Theory; Simple Carburettor / Aero Carburettors; Engine-Running Faults, Detonation, Etc.; Supercharching; Hobson Boost Control / Fixed Datum / Variable and Three-Stage Controls; Index. Interior - small soft crease at top corner of approx. first 45 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling on spine, small soft corner crease on front cover, minor corner crease on rear cover, minor edge wear, browning to edges of text block, sone soiling to bottom of text block, small shallow dent on rear cover - migrates into last page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
LESTER PIGGOTT., Lawton, James.  (Lester Piggott.)
4 Lawton, James. (Lester Piggott.) LESTER PIGGOTT.
Arthur Baker, (London, 1980). 
168 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "Lester Piggott's legendary timing and instinctive genius in the saddle have made him one of the most well-known members of the world of sport and an inspiration to future generations of jockeys. Born into a family long and successfully involved in flat racing and steeple-chasing he showed from childhood the commitment to victory that was to take him to a winning record as yet unmatched by any other rider...As a background to th is appreciative assessment of Piggott's racing career James Lawton paints a vivid picture of the owners, trainers and horses which over the last thirty years have contributed to the achievement of one of the greatest sportsmen of all time." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
B.M.C. 1100s: MAINTENANCE, TUNING AND MODIFICATION., Marshall, David and Fraser, Ian.
5 Marshall, David and Fraser, Ian. B.M.C. 1100s: MAINTENANCE, TUNING AND MODIFICATION.
London G.T. Foulis 1967 Very Good Good 
176 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. "A special handbook for owners and mechanics. Written with the private owner in mind, it is more intimate than a standard workshop manual and much easier to follow. Much of (the authors') helpful advice and many of the diagrams, specially drawn, are exclusive to this book; a glance at the list of contents indicates the detail in which the following are covered: general maintenance and rectification of common faults, overhauls to combat normal wear and tear, and modification of the power unit for improved road performance and for competition." Appendices: 1100 Production Models; General Data; Torque Wrench Settings; General Dimensions; Routine Maintenance: Wiring Diagrams. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top of text block, slight tiny bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, light edge wrinkling, a few tiny tears - some with creases, a few tiny chips, light rubbing, soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
CANADAIR: THE FIRST 50 YEARS., Pickler, Ron and Milberry, Larry.  Foreword by Robert E. Brown.
6 Pickler, Ron and Milberry, Larry. Foreword by Robert E. Brown. CANADAIR: THE FIRST 50 YEARS.
Toronto CANAV 1995 0921022077 / 9780921022077 Very Good+ Near Fine 
392 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "(T)ells the story of a company that started as a 'bucket shop' producing aircraft designed by other manufacturers and ended as a world leader in the design and manufacture of business jets and regional airliners. (The book) goes back to the company's roots. In the 1920s its predecessor, Canadian Vickers, built some of Canada's first bush planes. Then comes the Second World War, when Canso patrol planes were built under licence. At war's end, a group of entrepreneurs took over the plant just as production dropped to zero. They formed Canadair, which cornered the market on reconditioned C-47s (DC-3s), while developing the North Star, Canada's first modern airliner. In 1947 Canadair was purchased by an American firm, the Electric Boat Company. This brought Canadair into the jet age with the mass productin of fighters and trainers, and gave Electric Boat the revenue needed to form General Dynamics. The book tells how unfortunate timing prevented two innovative products, the CL-44 and the CL-84, from possibly thrusting Canadair into the ranks of the major international aircraft manufacturers. It describes, too, how the termination of military programs like the F-104 forced Canadair to diversify into new fields. This led to two successful programs, the CL-215 waterbomber and the CL-89 surveillance drone. The threat of plant closure during the recession of the early 1970s prompted Ottawa to buy Canadair. So began (its) most controversial era, that of the Challenger business jets. From early excitement and optimism, through delays, disappointments, criticism and eventual government bail-out, to worldwide acclaim, the details are all here. The final chapters describe the exciting developments at Canadair since the acquisition by Bombardier and outline its strategy for a bright future. Besides detailed text and hundreds of photos, (the book) includes an appendix with three-views, lists of products, studies, first flights, awards, etc. - more than enough data to satisfy the most demanding aviation 'buff'." Very small bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 50.00 USD
THE ART OF WAR: A NEW TRANSLATION., Sun Tzu.  Translation, essays and commentary by the Denma Translation Group.
7 Sun Tzu. Translation, essays and commentary by the Denma Translation Group. THE ART OF WAR: A NEW TRANSLATION.
Shambhala, Boston, 2001, 4th printing. 
250 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1570625522 "At the core of the ancient strategy manual known as 'The Art of War' is the understanding that conflict is an inescapable part of human life. Since, as Sun Tzu teaches, agg ression and response in kind can lead only to destruction, we must learn to work with conflict in a more profound and effective way. Crucial to this strategic vision is knowledge - especially self-knowledge - and a view of the whole that see k s t o b ring the conflicting views around to a larger perspective. This new and unusually faithful translation preseves the enigmatic quality of the original - allowing us to discover innumerable insights in its lines millenia after this oral t ra di t io n w as first set down. Line-by-line commentary and three extensive essays reveal the broader implications of Sun Tzu's teachings and how they can be applied to everyday circumstances. As a result, the classic's basic vocabulary takes o n n ew me ani ng . 'W ar' is any situation that demands hard choices about creation and destruction, life or death. The 'state' is the system in which we live - our household, our culture or society, or our own mind. 'Defense' ensures the integri ty o f o ur boun dar ie s an d allows life to flourish within them. And 'victory' lies in bringing others around to embracing a larger view - one that includes their own - without ever going to battle." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free f ront end pap er, m inor wr inkli ng at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
Berkeley Wilderness Press 1998 0899972179 / 9780899972176 Very Good 
221 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Utilizing more than seven years of experience roaming the streets of downtown San Francisco during her lunch breaks, author Gail Todd has compiled over 30 walks that are sure to delight. Most of the routes can be completed in about an hour, but timing is, of course, always left up to the adventurer. Whether you decide to take a leisurely stroll or a fast-paced hike, 'Lunchtime Walks' guides you, with informative text and accurate maps, so as not to miss some of the City's most exciting treasures. You'll discover such places as: the Embarcadero waterfront - a sun-filled walker's paradise; the colorful neighborhoods of Chinatown, Japantown, and North Beach; the Cable Car Barn and Museum, where you can see the actual cables as they haul the cars up the City's steep streets; the Butterfly Gardens at Yerba Buena - habitat for several species of local butterflies. In addition to getting some lunchtime exercise, you'll learn about the area's history and architecture, and find out where to catch free noon-time concerts, browse through farmer's markets, and visit galleries and museums (sometimes for free!). All of the walks included in this book are perfectly suitable for Bay Area residents and visitors alike." Interior - small slight bump at top corner of first half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight soft corner crease on rear cover, minor rubbing, very small soft bump at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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