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1 Braun, Lilian Jackson. THE CAT WHO KNEW A CARDINAL.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1991), uncorrected proof for limited distribution. 
240 pp, 8vo, soft cover. UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF COPY. "Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum return for another adventure '400 miles north of everywhere' in the twelfth episode of the extraordinarily popular Cat Who...series." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/rubbing, small scuff at top of spine, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE BAGPIPE:  THE HISTORY OF A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT., Collinson, Francis.
2 Collinson, Francis. THE BAGPIPE: THE HISTORY OF A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1975, first edition. 
257 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0710079133 B&w illustrations. "....(a) fascinating full-length history of one of the world's most interesting and ancient musical instruments. The story begins in 3000 B.C. with the mouth-blown reed pipes, predecessor to the bagpipe. Mr Collinson looks at the history of this instrument as known in ancient Babylonia and Egypt, through the ancient Grecian Empire and Greece itself, to Rome and thence to Britain. He investigates the application of the bag principle to the mouth-blown pipes in Hellenic Egypt and Rome, and the first appearance of the bagpipe in Great Britain and Ireland in the eleventh or twelfth century. He describes the development of the bagpipe in the Br itish Isles, its rise and gradual waning, leaving the Scottish Highland bagpipe and the Northumbrian pipes as the sole survivors. Having traced its evolution, the book goes on to narrate the fortunes of the 'Great Highland Bagpipe' itself. T h i s i s an account which encompasses the Jacobite risings and Culloden, and the Disarming Act 1747, by which the use of the bagpipe was more or less proscribed. It covers the great music of Pibroch, in the hands of the MacCrimmons and other p ip er s, a n d co ntinues up to modern times. Appendices list the bagpipes of other countries and the materials used in the instrument's manufacture, and there is a comprehensive bibliography." Cigarette odor, previous owner's bookplate on fro nt pas ted own , s ma ll bo okstore stamp on title page, minor browning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of textblock, slight corner bumps, very light edge wear, heavy indentation lines with tiny scuffs down spine - probably from bindi ng p roce ss. Dus t ja cke t i s cl ipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, browning to edges, two tiny dints on front hinge, crease down rear flap. Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
A GOOD KEEN GIRL., Crump, Barry.  Illustrated by Tony Stones.  Jacket design by Tony and Cushla Stones.
3 Crump, Barry. Illustrated by Tony Stones. Jacket design by Tony and Cushla Stones. A GOOD KEEN GIRL.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, New Zealand, 1970, first edition. 
155 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 589004956 B&w illustrations. Set in New Zealand. "(Kersey Hooper) could handle dogs; he could handle stock; he could handle the Blackrange. But could he handle the good keen girl whom he b rough home as the Mistress of Blackrange Station? Born under Virgo (his fortunate gemstone was the sardonyx) Kersey Hooper married a Capricorn. It should have been OK, because at their first contact the planets Mars, Uranus and Pluto were a l l w i t h in the orbs of a conjunction in the Twelfth House of the Ingress Map, and the Vernal Equinox was happening at the time. It should have been OK. But what actually happened to Kersey and Faith wasn't in the 'Astrological Almanac' - a n d, w ha t i s mo re , farm-management under the rules of the Zodiac wasn't nearly as easy as it looked...." The author's ninth book. Small business label on front pastedown, top corner of free front endpaper has been clipped, small soft crease a t t op cor ne r o f pag es, slight fading to top edge of boards, small bump to top corner of both boards, slight bump to top of spine, tiny bump to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light wrinkling along top edge, lig ht rubb ing - m ain ly o n rear pan el, 2" piece of old tape residue on rear panel. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF THE ELDERS OF IRELAND.  (ACALLAM NA SENORACH.), Dooley, Ann and Roe, Harry, translated with introduction and notes by.
4 Dooley, Ann and Roe, Harry, translated with introduction and notes by. TALES OF THE ELDERS OF IRELAND. (ACALLAM NA SENORACH.)
Oxford Oxford University Press 1999 0192839187 / 9780192839183 Soft Cover Very Good 
245 pp, 7 3/4" H. "This is the first complete translation of the largest literary text surviving from twelfth-century Ireland, and the most comprehensive early collection of Fenian stories and poetry. Three parallel worlds interact in the 'Tales': the contemporary Christian world of Saint Patrick, with his scribes, clerics, occasional angels, and souls rescued from Hell; the earlier pagan world of the ancient, giant Fenians and an array of Irish kings; and the timeless Otherworld, peopled by ever-young, shape-shifting fairies. The 'Tales' dwell in detail on the inhabitants of the Irish Otherworld and provide an extensive account of their music and magic, their internicine wars and their malice toward, and infatuation with, humankind - themes that still feature in the storytelling of present-day Ireland. This excellent new translation is based on existing manuscript sources and is richly annotated, looking at the 'Acallam's' place in Irish tradition and its wider literary impact." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, old price label on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE MILITARY ORDERS FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE EARLY FOURTEENTH CENTURIES., Forey, Alan.
5 Forey, Alan. THE MILITARY ORDERS FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE EARLY FOURTEENTH CENTURIES.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1992. 
278 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Maps. ISBN 0802076807 "The reasons for the emergence and establishment of military orders on the various borders of Western Christendom and within the West are discussed, as are the military functions and roles which they assumed. The orders made a major contribution to the defence and expansion of Western Chistendom, and this required considerable funds and reserves of manpower. This book describes the ways in which these were obtained, and giv e s a n a c count of extensive governmental machinery developed to enable the orders to carry out their tasks effectively. Although their members combined a military with a monastic way of life, the military orders are shown to have differed from o th e r re l ig i o us foundations not only in their daily routine but also in their adminstrative structure and in their predominantly lay membership." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at to p c or ne r o f cov ers - migrates into adjacent pages, very light rubbing, mnior wear at bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 52.50 USD
 
 
6 Fraser, William C. THE YELPIN' STANE: STORIES OF SCOTTISH VILLAGE LIFE.
Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1928, first edition. 
180 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Page edges untrimmed. By the author of "Waups of Durley". Contents: The Yelpin' Stane; The Roup; Moses Fopperbeck; The Clocker; Charlie Rob ison Crusoe; The Muckle Troot; The Twelfth; A Wireless Message; The Muirburn; A Student's Flitting; Robbie Lindsay; The Laird's Harangue. Tiny light stain in margin of pages 171 to 175, book lightly cracked at two places, browning to edge s o f t e x t b lock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few small faint marks on boards. Very Good 
Price: 97.50 USD
 
 
TIMEWARS SERIES.  1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION.  VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES.  (TIME WARS), Hawke, Simon.
7 Hawke, Simon. TIMEWARS SERIES. 1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION. VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES. (TIME WARS)
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Don Mattingly (1-5), Jim Burns (6), Jim Gurney (7), Neal McPheeters (8) & Michael Racz (10), cover art. 
Volumes 1-8 & 10 of the TimeWars Series, 6 7/8" H. The series revolves around a 27th century organization tasked with preventing time travellers from altering history. In the books, many people & events we consider fictional are real and vice versa and there are many references to famous literature and authors. 1. The Ivanhoe Gambit - 209 pp, 1984 first printing, ISBN 0441377629 - Sometimes Sergeant Major Lucas Priest wondered why he had enlisted in the U.S. Army Temporal Corps. Fighting in the Time Wars wasn't the easiest way to make a living. But a demented scheme to impersonate the King of England was threatening to change the course of history. Two army teams had already failed to intercept the madman. So Lucas and his men must clock back to the twelfth century to try and prevent an irreversible split in time." 2. The Timekeeper Conspiracy - 215 pp, 1984 second printing, ISBN 0441811361 - "Captain Lucas Priest, a seasoned veteran of the Temporal Corps, was dispatched to seventheenth century France. In the world of Cardinal Richelieu and the Three Musketeers, he must infiltrate the terrorist underground called the Timekeepers and put an end to their mad schemes forever." 3. The Pimpernel Plot - 211 pp, 1985 second printing, ISBN 0441664105 - Now Lucas is faced with the greatest challenge of his career: to readjust the events of the French Revolution and correct the blunder made by an agent of the Temporal Corps. Alex Corderro, in his first hitch in Minus Time, had caused the death of Sir Percy Blakeney, the English aristocrat who played a key role in saving French royalists from the guillotine. Someone had to impersonate Blakeney and carry out his task." 4. The Zenda Vendetta - 206 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441959156 - "In the kingdom of Ruritania, Prince Rudolf is about to be crowned king. Instead, due to the machinations of his half brother, he becomes the 'Prisoner of Zenda'. That was back in the 19th century. But history is about to repeat itself - with a twist. The Timekeepers, the terrorist underground from the 27th century, have traveled backward once again to try to sabotage the course of history." 5. The Nautilus Sanction - 196 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441565662 - "(T)he Nautilus, a Russian supersub armed with enough nuclear firepower to blow history apart at the seams, has been hijacked from the 27th century. Priest and his commandos clock back to pursue the sub, and come face-to-face with a man whose thirst for revenge is so great he would start the greatest war of all time - everywhere at once! To stop him, the Time Commandos have only the help of the Canadian fisherman, Ned Land, and a middle-aged French writer of voyages extraordinaires named Jules Verne - ." 6. The Khyber Connection - 195 pp, 1986 first printing, ISBN 04414375257 - "The year was 1897. The Khyber Pass echoed with the sounds of war. Soldiers from Britain, India, and Afghanistan were immersed in a bloody conflict. Enter the Time Commandos. Their mission: To foil a plot that has set timelines on a collision course. Only they can save the timestream from disruption - with a little help from a war correspondent named Winston Churchill - and a waterboy called Gunga Din." 7. The Argonaut Affair - 195 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0441029116 - "A creature of Greek myth appears in the 27th century - proving that something is seriously wrong down the timeline! The Temporal Intelligence Agency fear an oncoming disaster of staggering proportions. Delaney, Cross, and their new partner Steiger clock back to the age of gods, monsters and heroes - into the heart of an epic quest. Lost in a legendary time and place, the future of two universes is in their hands!" 8. The Dracula Caper - 212 pp, 1988 first printing, ISBN 0441166164 - "A plague of vampires and werewolves falls on Victoria's England - but there's nothing supernatural about these creatures. They're genetically engineered monsters from the far future, dropped into the past as a devilish tactic in the Time Wars! It's a mystery more baffling than any penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - a cosmic riddle to stagger the imagination of the great H.G. Wells. Soon the creators of Sherlock Holmes and 'The Time Machine' join forces with the Time Commandos to combat an ageless evil which strains the very fabric of the universe!". 10. The Hellfire Revolution - 192 pp, 1990 first printing, ISBN 0441812627 - "Boston, 1765. The freedom-fighting Sons of Liberty are under attack by a Tory secret society called the Hellfire Club. The club's leader - the headless horseman - is a ghostly creature seemingly invulnerable to blades and musket balls. His plot to assassinate Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington will detroy every dream of the Thirteen Colonies - and cancel the United States of America! Can the Time Commandos wage war against a phantom? And worse yet, can they stop a cosmic catastrophe that will make the Big Band look like a firecracker?" Interiors - light toning to pages in some volumes, volume 10 has a bookstore stamp on the first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with very small number stamped on bottom of text block, volumes 1 to 7 have very light edge wear, volumes 8 & 10 have light edge wear; volume 8 has slight spine lean, two spine creases and two small creases on rear cover; volume 10 has spine lean, two spine creases and very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.  REPORT, 1964 OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 10-13 OF THIS YEAR.  WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS., Heisler, John P. And Ouellet, Fernand, Editors.  Marcel Trudel, Yves F. Zoltvany, J. Mackay Hitsman, Marc La Terreur, Russel Ward, J. Hanrahan, Richard M. Saunders, C.B. O'Keefe, W.B. Hamilton, A.V. Tucker, G.S. French, Forest McDonald.
8 Heisler, John P. And Ouellet, Fernand, Editors. Marcel Trudel, Yves F. Zoltvany, J. Mackay Hitsman, Marc La Terreur, Russel Ward, J. Hanrahan, Richard M. Saunders, C.B. O'Keefe, W.B. Hamilton, A.V. Tucker, G.S. French, Forest McDonald. THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. REPORT, 1964 OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 10-13 OF THIS YEAR. WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS.
Ottawa Canadian Historical Association 1964 Soft Cover Good 
163 pp, 9 3/4" H. Contents (two articles in French marked by *): *Discours du President, par Marcel Trudel; The Problem of Western Policy under Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil 1703-1725, by Yves F. Zoltvany; Military Defenders of Prince Edward Island 1775-1864, by J. Mackay Hitsman; *Correspondence Laurier - Mme Joseph Lavergne 1891-1893, par Marc La Terreur; 'Frontierism' and National Stereotypes, by Russel Ward; Cathedral Schools: The Institutional Development of Twelfth-Century Education, by J. Hanrahan; Education Against the Jesuits: A Weapon of the Enlightenment, by Richard M. Saunders; The Assembly of the Clergy and the Enlightenment 1755-1788, by C.B. O'Keefe; Constitutional and Political Reflections on the Dismissal of Lord Grenville's Ministry, by W.B. Hamilton; Politics and the Army in the Unionist Government of England 1900-1905, by A.V. Tucker; Louis Barthou and the German Question 1934, by G.S. French; Constituional Aspects of American Federalism, by Forest McDonald: Reports (of the Secretary / of the Archives Section / of the Treasurer); List of Members and Affiliated Organizations. Interior - moderate bump to top/bottom corner of text bloc, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump/crease to top.bottom corner of covers, soft crease down front cover - also down free front endpaper, light edge wear, small tear at bottom of front hinge and one at bottom edge of rear cover - both repaired, creases on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE., Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary.  (William Shakespeare.)
9 Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary. (William Shakespeare.) TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
436 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. "The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote; therefore, the words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided." From the Preface. Contents: The Tempest; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Winter's Tale; Much Ado About Nothing; As You Like It; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merchant of Vencie; Cymbeline; King Lear; Macbeth; All's Well That Ends Well; TheTaming of the Shrew; The Comedy of Errors; Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night, or, What You Will; Timon of Athens; Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; Othelo; Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Very light edge and corner wear, some light waviness at top corner of pages, one very small and one tiny light liquid mark at top of fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has light edge wear - moderate at corners, three small light scuff lines on one side panel, small split at one top fore-edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
B-25 MITCHELL UNITS OF THE MTO.  OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 32., Pace, Steve.  Series editor: Tony Holmes.
10 Pace, Steve. Series editor: Tony Holmes. B-25 MITCHELL UNITS OF THE MTO. OSPREY COMBAT AIRCRAFT 32.
Osprey, Oxford, 2002, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841762849 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs plus 15 pages of colour photographs, profiles, nose art. "From November 1942 through to May 1945, the backbone of the USAAF's medium bomber force was provided by the clutch of bomb groups equipped with the B-25 Mitchell. First seeing action in North Africa in the wake of Operation Torch, and in the Battle of El Alamein, the 'bombing twin' proved to be one of the most successful allied combat types i n t h e Mediterranean Theatre of Operations (MTO). Possessing a greater bomb-load, better range and higher top speed than the previous generation of British and American medium bombers that had struggled to defeat the axis powers in-theatre sin c e 19 4 0, t he B-25 was to equip five USAAF bomb groups. From low-altitude ship strafing over the Mediterranean to high-altitude bombing runs on the Po River Valley, the B-25s in the MTO proved themselves to be a most successful brood of combat ai rc raf t. " Int erior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint rub line on rear cover. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES:  THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE., Prestwich, Michael.
11 Prestwich, Michael. ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1996 0300064527 / 9780300064520 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
396 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)e-creates the real experience of medieval warfare, examining how men of all ranks of society were recruited, how troops were fed, supplied and deployed, the development of new weapons, and the structures of military command. (The author) challenges many common assumptions about medieval warfare. He shows that medieval commanders were capable of far more sophisticated strategy than is usually assumed: spies were an important part of the machinery of war, and the destruction of crops and burning of villages were part of a deliberate plan to force a foe to negotiate, rather than an indication of lack of discipline. Sieges, often lengthy and expensive, were more prevalent than physical battles. And in actual engagement the mounted knight was never as dominant as is often supposed: even in the twelfth century, many battles were won by unmounted men. Written by a leading scholar of the period and rich with anecdote and illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the social history of war in the Middle Ages." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTIAN NAMES IN LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY., Redmonds, George.
12 Redmonds, George. CHRISTIAN NAMES IN LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY.
Kew, Richmond National Archives 2004 190336552X / 9781903365526 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, tables. "Surnames have long provided key links in historical research. This ground-breaking work shows that English christian names are also significant for those researching local communities and family history - and that they are a fascinating topic in their own right. Did you know, for instance, that the names Philip and Thomas were once used for girls? Or that there was a woman called Diot Coke in 1379? When George Redmonds became intrested in christian names, he found that information on his own name in dictionaries was contradicted by local records - and that the standard works' emphasis on etymology only give part of the story. Half a lifetime's research has convinced him that every christian name has a 'pedigree', which can be regional, local or even centred on one family. Here he explores the implications of this for both amateur and academic historians. Drawing on examples from Anne to Zaccheus, he covers a wealth of topics including the stabilisation of first names as surnames; the influence of individuals, parents, godparents and communities on naming; the popularity of names over the last 700 years; and more recent changes in naming practice. He challenges many published assumptions - and offers new insights into the customs and attitudes of our ancestors from the Middle Ages to the present day." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front panel. 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
PLAIN SERMONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN YEAR.  BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS.  VOLUME VI. NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY UNTIL FESTIVAL OF ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS (INCLUSIVE). SERMONS FOR THE PEOPLE.  SECOND SERIES., Rev. Augustus Jessopp, Rev. C.F.G. Turner, Rev. Canon Austen, Rev. Hon. James Adderley, Rev. W.R. Inge, Ven. Archd. Mackarness, Rev. Charles T. Ovenden, Rev. G.S. Streatfeild, Rev. Hon. Maurice J.G. Ponsonby, Rev. Bernard O.F. Heywood, Rev. G.F. Hol
13 Rev. Augustus Jessopp, Rev. C.F.G. Turner, Rev. Canon Austen, Rev. Hon. James Adderley, Rev. W.R. Inge, Ven. Archd. Mackarness, Rev. Charles T. Ovenden, Rev. G.S. Streatfeild, Rev. Hon. Maurice J.G. Ponsonby, Rev. Bernard O.F. Heywood, Rev. G.F. Hol PLAIN SERMONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN YEAR. BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS. VOLUME VI. NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY UNTIL FESTIVAL OF ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS (INCLUSIVE). SERMONS FOR THE PEOPLE. SECOND SERIES.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1906. 
193 pp, 6 3/4" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Contains two sermons, gospel and epistle, on each of the following: Ninth Sunday after Trinity; Tenth Sunday after Trinity; Eleventh Sunday after Trinity; St. Bartholomew's Day; Twelfth Sunday after Trinity; Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity; Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity; Fifteenth Suday after Trinity; St. Matthew's Day; Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity; St. Michael and All Angels. Interior - very light browning to endpapers; small ink, previous owner's name, small pencil erasure area and small ink letters/numbers on free front endpaper; book lightly cracked in two places, inside hinge paper is split but fabric is not. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, uneven coloring to spine and spine lettering, three small light watermarks on front board. G- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KINGS & QUEENS OF BRITAIN., Ross, Josephine.
14 Ross, Josephine. KINGS & QUEENS OF BRITAIN.
Artus, London, 1982. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1898799067 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "This lively account of the reigns of the kings and queens of England and Scotland is a capsule history of Britain studded with a vast va riety of facts both well-known and obscure. While it is no surprise to read in these pages that Henry VIII had a marital record unequalled in the history of the British monarchy, it is less common knowledge that not one but two kings were cr o w n e d i n England in the year 1066. American schoolchildren to this day are unlikely to be taught that George III, so reviled by the Colonists, led an exemplary family life, was a fine gardener and the first Hanoverian king to speak English wi th ou t a fo r ei gn accent. Richard the Lionheart, the twelfth century crusader-king, never learned English at all; he raised as much money as he could for the costly Crusades and was reported to have said that he would sell London itself if he co uld fi nd a nyo ne to buy it. (This book) is a treasury of such information, entertainingly written and beautifully illustrated, which also serves as a biographical dictionary of the British monarchs from the Norman Conquests to Elizabeth II. It i nclu des fa mily tr ees, tables of dates and events, and a gazetteer describing places of royal interest to visit throughout Britain." Small bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, creasing and small tear archivally t aped at bo ttom of spine , co lor o n spine has faded. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
BRITISH POPULAR CUSTOMS, PRESENT AND PAST; ILLUSTRATING THE SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC MANNERS OF THE PEOPLE: ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THE CALENDAR OF THE YEAR., Thiselton-Dyer, T.F.
15 Thiselton-Dyer, T.F. BRITISH POPULAR CUSTOMS, PRESENT AND PAST; ILLUSTRATING THE SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC MANNERS OF THE PEOPLE: ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THE CALENDAR OF THE YEAR.
Singing Tree Press, Detroit, Michigan, 1968, facsimile reprint of George Bell and Sons, London, 1876 edition. 
520 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (grey cloth with purple title block and gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Looks at the customs of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, arranged in calendar order and including, among many others, New Year's Day, St. Valentine's Day, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Eel Fair, Flitting Day, Royal Oak Day, Midsummer Eve, Eccles Wake, St. Modwen's Day, Hallow Eve, Gunpowder Plot, Christmas, Holy Innocent's Day, etc. etc. Interior - previous owner's label on front pastedown, pen scribbling on most of free front endpaper, soft creasing at top corner of pages 99 to 116, very small light stain at top of rear inside hinge. Exterior - light edge wear, very light small soiling marks on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine lightly concave. Good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
16 Thorndike, Lynn. A HISTORY OF MAGIC AND EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE. VOLUME II. DURING THE FIRST THIRTEEN CENTURIES OF OUR ERA. SECOND PRINTING WITH CORRECTIONS.
Macmillan, New York, 1929, 2nd printing with corrections. 
1036 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (dark green cloth) - no dust jacket. VOLUME II ONLY. Major sub-headings: The Twelfth Century; The Thirteenth Century. Interior - small bookstore label on rear pastedown, very light browning to endpapers and pages, soft wrinkles to approx. page 500 to end of book, wrinkle down rear pastedown - migrates into pages. Exterior - light edge wear, browning to edges of textblock, three small water stains to top of textblock - watermark migrates down into some pages for approx. 1/4", darkening to spine and lettering, fraying/tear to cloth at top of spine, wrinkling to bottom of spine G+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
 


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