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SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
1 Bremmer, Francis, Editor. SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Amherst, Wisconsin Palmer Publications 1965 Very Good- Roy Scarfo, Paul Rossi, et al. 
111 pp, 12" H. Color photographs, drawings, b&w drawings, diagrams. Opens with a dedication and photograph of President Kennedy, followed by a sequence of color illustrations of spacecraft of the period. Text "Nuclear Rocket Spacecraft for Manned Exploration of Mars" is followed by b&w drawings. "The Astronauts" section begins with a color group shot of "The Mercury Seven", followed by full page color head shots of each astronaut. Next is "The Nine" (group shot / head shots) and "The Fourteen" (group shot / head shots). "Space Launchings From October, 1957 through December, 1964" (Source: Goddard Space Center) lists information under the headings: Object / Code Name / Catalogue Number / Source (primarily US, USSR) / Launch / Nodal Period / Inclination / Apogee Km. / Perigee Km. / Decay. "Weather Satellite Record" gives information under the headings: Satellite / Launch Date / Lifetime / Inclination / Pictures Taken. "Major NASA Milestones" follows, covering 1959 to 1964. A thirteen page section on "Launch Vehicles" gives technical data and a scale drawing of each of the major launch vehicles used for the United States' Space Effort. The next section covers 14 'noteworthy' U.S. Satellites, with technical data for all 14 and illustrations for 13 (there is no drawing of the San Marco). An Appedix provides information on some of the illustrations and brief biographical details for the astronauts. Interior - slight cracking of spine between pages 30/31, but pages holding firmly, small light stain in caption of picture on page 41, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1 1/2" dia area of light waviness on rear cover - migrates back into pages to approx. page 85 (my have been caused by slight dampness, but no watermarks), a 3" x 1" area of tiny light foxing marks on front cover, slight browning at top edge of both covers, minor soiling on covers, light bump at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of both covers 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
AUGUSTUS., Buchan, John.
2 Buchan, John. AUGUSTUS.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1937 First Edition Very Good No Jacket 
356 pp, 9 1/8" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration on front board, top edge gilt. Four b&w plates, including frontispiece plus fold-out "Household of Augustus" and fold-out map in black/white/red - all present. Biography of the Roman emperor, Augustus. Contents: Octavius (Winter at Apollonia / The Disputed Inheritance); Caesar Octavianus (The Triumvirate: Philippi / East and West / The Breach with Antony: Actium); First Citizen (Foundations / Respublica Conservata / Creative Evolution); Pater Patriae (The Complete Principate / Caesar's Household / Anima Romae / The Augustan Peace / The Shadow in the North / The Close); Index. Samll light red pencil line on front free endpaper, several areas of browning at top of fore-edge of text block, some areas of light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text block rear fold-out map has several extra fold creases, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Lutz, Cora E. THE OLDEST LIBRARY MOTTO AND OTHER LIBRARY ESSAYS.
Archon, Hamden, Connecticut, 1979, Ist edition. 
176 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus from manuscripts/early books, reproductions of contemporary drawings/paintings. "As cataloger of pre-1600 manuscripts at the Beineke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, Miss Lutz has long delighted in...excrusion(s) into the world of libraries, where the quest for a single bit of information is often accompanied by detours into interesting byways. The new and unexpected treasures found in these detours are the subjects of the sixteen essays collected here." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning/soiling. VG+/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CHANGING LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO., Martin, Virgil.  Foreword by Gordon Nelson.
4 Martin, Virgil. Foreword by Gordon Nelson. CHANGING LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1988 0919783775 / 9780919783775 First Edition Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
243 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11 1/4" D). Glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "In this unusual book, carefully matched before-and-after photographs are used to explore Southern Ontario's landscapes. As might be expected, the photos depict a dramatic reworking of the urban environment, particularly on the 'urban frontier' where the countryside is disappearing under a wave of development. But even our seemingly changeless rural scenery, when viewed with the aid of time-lapse photography, is shown to be evolving - and in some unexpected ways." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Foundations; Agriculture; Urban Frontier; Hamlets and Villages; Towns; Cities; Industry; Transportation; Special Places; Future Landscapes; Appendix; Bibliography; Index of Place-names. Very small bump at top corner of boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
INTERNATIONAL POETRY REVIEW.  VOL. XXV NUMBER 2 FALL 1999.  HISPANIC ISSUE., Mather, Kathleen, editor.  (Eduardo Chirinos, Victor Ortiz Partida, Blanca Varela, Alvaro Mutis, Michele Najlis, Tim Keane, John Davis, Nydia Rojas, Larry Thomas, Millicent Borges, Carol Hamilton, Virgil Suarez, Patrick Williamson, David Petreman, e
5 Mather, Kathleen, editor. (Eduardo Chirinos, Victor Ortiz Partida, Blanca Varela, Alvaro Mutis, Michele Najlis, Tim Keane, John Davis, Nydia Rojas, Larry Thomas, Millicent Borges, Carol Hamilton, Virgil Suarez, Patrick Williamson, David Petreman, e INTERNATIONAL POETRY REVIEW. VOL. XXV NUMBER 2 FALL 1999. HISPANIC ISSUE.
International Poetry Review, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, 1999. 
111 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. The first section contains poems in Spanish with English translations on facing pages, the second section is in English only. Interior - on pages 56/57, the translator (this book is from his personal collection) has m ade two small corrections to the text in pen. The binding has cracked slightly at this point, but the pages are still holding firmly. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny dints on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN:  HER LIFE AND WORK.  (WOMEN OF AMERICA SERIES.), Rogers, W.G.
6 Rogers, W.G. GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN IS GERTRUDE STEIN: HER LIFE AND WORK. (WOMEN OF AMERICA SERIES.)
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1973 0690325851 / 9780690325850 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
237 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "She baffled and fascinated and infuriated her readers - and may others who never bothered to read her at all. When critics challenged her, she answered simply, 'Why don't you read the way I write?' Another time she said, 'I have been the creative literary mind of the century.' The amazing thing is, she was right. Gertrude Stein was perhaps the most powerful liberating force in twentieth-century literature. In her hands words took on fresh vitality; the novel, an exciting new dimension. Her books - 'Three Lives', 'Tender Buttons', 'The Making of Americans' - influenced a whole generation of writers, most famous among them Ernest Hemingway. An inspired collector, she was both friend and patron of Picasso, Matisse, Bracque. Together she and the composer Virgil Thomson made the world-famous opera 'Four Saints in Three Acts'. W.G. Rogers, a friend of many years, has written a wise and affectionate account of this extraordinary American woman, capturing the flavor of the literary and artistic world of France in the early years of the century, and - more importantly - the excitement of her own lively and inquiring mind." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor fading at top edge of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, slight browning to inside of spine, very light soiling and a few faint line marks on rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SPORTING WITH AMARYLLIS., West, Paul.
7 West, Paul. SPORTING WITH AMARYLLIS.
Woodstock, New York Overlook Press 1996 0879516666 / 9780879516666 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
158 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "Taking as his point of departure the sexual obsessions and initiation of the poet John Milton, Paul West elucidates the psychology of an artist who would come to create the most enduring and compelling work of Western civilization on the subject of Original Sin. But that all comes later. Now young Milton is a Cambridge student, a virgin, intoxicated by the power of words and the stories of myth - and especially the myth of Amaryllis, the shepherdess in Virgil. When he meets her on a crowded London street, and is led mutely to her odd dwelling, hung with dripping animals skins and shared with a philosophizing, castrated expert on plague remedies, he encounters a living myth so powerful as to make his earlier learning - his religion, really - pale by comparison. Is she a prostitute? A witch? A myth sprung to life? All that and more, as she invites Milton to use her as his Muse. Brilliant, confounding, allegorical, and entertaining, (this book) holds the reader in thrall throughout with both its heady prose and astounding story." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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