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THE HIGH WORLD., Bemelmans, Ludwig.
1 Bemelmans, Ludwig. THE HIGH WORLD.
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Ludwig Bemelmans. 
113 pp, 9 1/4" H. Orange/brown cloth with white lettering on spine, blue illustration on front board. Blue & white pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, colour plates. By the author/illustrator of the Madeline books. "High in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol lived the Amrainer family. They lived in a cabin wedged in among the boulders, and their life was simple and happy. But one day the Amrainers' peaceful existence was disrupted. They had gone down to the little village to spend Christmas with their relatives, the Maybocks, who kept the inn - but as the two families were sitting down to enjoy their goose dinner, an imposing-looking gentleman arrived and began demanding their attention and ordering them about. Before many days the Amrainers learned why the official had come to the little village and they realized that his mission would destroy the tranquillity of their lives. It took a near catastrophe to make the Oberministerialrat change, but change for the better he did - his heart became warm and even the expression on his face changed - and once a man starts to have love for his fellow creatures and does good, he can but continue to do so." "The incidents revolving around the avalanche in (this book) are true and are based on an account of it told to Mr. Bemelmans by an officer of the Tyrolean Gendarmerie who took part in the rescue." Small Christmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, light browning on inside hinges, light toning in margins of pages, slight fading to colour on spine and at board edges, very small worn area at top of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has small edge tears and chips, edge wrinkling/creasing, light sun fading/browning on spine and edges of front panel, light browning on rear panel and top edge of flaps, very light soiling, two small water marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Methuen 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jacket design by Philippe Jullian. 
254 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "With (Gedye) the reader is introduced to the wonders of Austria's natural beauties, her architectural treasures, her famous collections of pictures, her music and the character of her delightful inhabitants; and expert advice is given on where to swim, ski, fish or shoot, and on the choice of local dishes and wines. (At the time of writing - 1955) more than two-thirds of Austria is open to the western tourist, and in the Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Salzburg, Upper Austria, Carinthia and Styria he will find some of the most attractive scenery in Europe. Although Vienna is surrounded by the Russian zone, there is no difficulty in visiting it. In spite of the scars of battle, the splendours of the gothic and baroque churches, the medieval alleyways, and the picturesque suburbs of the lovely old city are almost unchanged." Minor edge wear, tiny foxing marks on top of text block, three tiny stains on fore-edge of text block, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light browning - mainly on spine, edges and flap-folds, a few tiny foxing marks, a few tiny edge tears and one 1" edge tear - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Paul Hamlyn, (London, 1967). 
439 pp. + 16 pp of measured drawings at rear, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs of instruments, details, bows and labels, measured drawings, color frontispiece. "The main body of the text is devoted to a complete and authoritative alphabetical list of all the craftsmen known to have made violins or other stringed instruments as works of art in the German-speaking lands of Central Europe. It incorporates all the researches of earlier authorities, corrects some previous misconceptions, and sheds new light not only on established figures but also on the rising generation of 20th century makers. Each of over 4,000 makers is described in a brief biography, and there are comments on the style, tone and value of their instruments. There are over 800 photographs showing clearly the important points to look for in the work of the chief masters, and illustrating labels known to be authentic as an aid to identification, and there is an introduction outlining the growth of the major German schools...a complete historical survey of the subject, and traces the development of the craft in such famous centres as Markneukirchen, Mittenwald, the Tyrol, Vienna and Stuttgart. It draws a vivid picture of the nature of life and the changing structure of society in Central Europe during the centuries from the time when the violin developed from more primitive instruments right up to the present day." A few pages with either tiny corner creases, tiny corner chips or tiny corner tears - archivally taped; light edge wear to boards; sun fading to bottom edge of boards and spine. Dust jacket is complete, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small chips/tears, small piece archivally taped at bottom of rear panel, light fading to spine area, small areas of de-lamination at edges, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG-/G 
Price: 300.00 USD
AUSTRIA WITH APPROACH ROUTES THROUGH BAVARIA.  BAEDEKER'S AUSTRIA AUTOGUIDE.  1958., Steinheil, Oskar and Propstl, Ellen.  Adapted/translated by Otto Baedeker and H. A. Piehler.  Drawings by Gerhard Gronwald.
4 Steinheil, Oskar and Propstl, Ellen. Adapted/translated by Otto Baedeker and H. A. Piehler. Drawings by Gerhard Gronwald. AUSTRIA WITH APPROACH ROUTES THROUGH BAVARIA. BAEDEKER'S AUSTRIA AUTOGUIDE. 1958.
Baedeker's Autobuides, Stuttgart, 1958 
296 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), flexible plastic covers in dust jacket. Two integral ribbon bookmarks. Profusely illustrated with maps, city plans, drawings, fold-out map at rear. "....combines the traditional reliability and editorial experience of the century-old firm of Baedeker with the requirements of modern means of travel and motorists to Austria will find it an indispensable companion on the road. The Book is divided into three parts. Part A contains a general survey of the country and th e people, including articles on the Geography, History, and Art of Austria, and all the essential practical notes for the journey and one's stay there. Part B contains detailed descriptions, compiled from personal experience, of all roads i n A u s t r i a that are of importance to tourists, with everything they shoudl know about road conditions, the character of the scenery, and the places of interest on or near the road. Part C is a Gazetteer with descriptions of the larger towns a nd to ur is t re so rts arranged in alphabetical order." Dust jacket has light to moderste edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears, light rubbing. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD

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