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1 SWINGING THE LEAD AND SPIKING HIS GUNS.
Castle, (Edison, New Jersey, 2002), Ist American edition. 
190 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785816127 Reproductions of vintage b&w illustrations. "Drawing on the language of the fighting man throughout the ages, this A-Z collection of popular idioms and turns of phrase delves into the origin and evolution of expressions now used in common language which came into being on the battlefield, the gun-deck, and more recently, in the air....So to find out what it means to 'swear like a trooper', when something's 'gone for a Burton ' , b r o w se through this fascinating collection and discover the history of hundreds of similar words and phrases." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
1812: NAPOLEON IN MOSCOW., Austin, Paul Britten.
2 Austin, Paul Britten. 1812: NAPOLEON IN MOSCOW.
Greenhill, London, 1995, first edition. 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1853671959 B&w plates, maps. "Napoleon's Grand Armee waits at the gates of Moscow, preparing to enter in triumphal procession. But it finds a city abandoned by its inhabitants - save only the men who emerge to fan the flames as incediary fuzes hidden throughout the empty buildings of Moscow set the city alight. For three days Moscow burns, while looters dodge the fires to plunder and pillage. And so beings '1812: Napoleon in M oscow', Paul Britten Austin's atmospheric 'word-film' presented through the testimony of more than 100 of the people who witnessed and took part in the campaign. A large proportion of these close-up accounts have never been seen in English bef o r e . " Rubbing on fore-edge of both boards. Dust jacket minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, soft crease on spine, three minor dints on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
3 Barrie, J.M. ECHOES OF THE WAR. (CONTAINS: THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS; THE NEW WORD; BARBARA'S WEDDING; A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE.)
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920, reprint. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold letteringon spine, blind stamp of Barrie's initials on front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Four plays by the author of 'Peter Pan' on the subject of war a nd its consequences. Previous owner's name/datre and small corner crease on free front endpaper, paper at inside rear hinge is split - joint still holding well, hinge crease on frontispiece which has a 2" tear and is now archivally taped, m i n o r b r o wning to endpapers, moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps, moderate browning to edges of textblock, tiny stains on top of textblock. Good reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE RAT-A-TAT MYSTERY.  (THE 'BARNEY' SERIES.), Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Anyon Cook.
4 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Anyon Cook. THE RAT-A-TAT MYSTERY. (THE 'BARNEY' SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1967. 
153 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Enid Blyton did not mean to write this book. There were already four books in this Mystery Series, all about Roger, Diana, Snubby and his mad little spaniel - four books in which th e circus boy, Barney, was seeking his unknown father. In 'The Rubadub Mystery' he found him - and that was to be the end of the series. But the lovers of these 'Barney Books' begged so hard for yet another, that there was nothing for it b u t t o w r i te a fifth. So here it is, sure of a tremendous welcome, for here are all the well-loved characters again - with Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey, madder and more comical than ever! A winter holiday down at Rat-at-Tat Hou se , in th e s no w- cl ad hills, cut off from everywhere - and mystery and adventure spring up out of the snow! Who came knocking at night! Whose were the mysterious footprints in the snow? What was the wandering Snowman? What was hidden in th e c el lar ? T hi s is ind eed a very strange mystery - an Enid Blyton Mystery which, as ever, will hold your attention from the first word to the last." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, pages browning lightly, edges of textblock l ight ly brow ne d. Dus t jac ket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing and soling on rear panel, front panel picture and spine colors very bright. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPIRIT OF PLACE: LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND., Bolger, Francis W.P.
5 Bolger, Francis W.P. SPIRIT OF PLACE: LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1982 0195403894 / 9780195403893 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photographs by Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay. 
86 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour photographs. "Lucy Maud Montgomery, the world-famous author of 'Anne of Green Gables', had a deep and passionate affection for the pastoral serenity and tranquil beauty of her native Island. (This) is a pictorial study of the Prince Edward Island that Lucy Maud knew and loved. Passages from her autobiography and from her voluminous personal correspondence supply the text prepared by Francis W.P. Bolger, and the photographs have been taken specially to illustrate the landscape she described. Word and picture together portray the Island that was always Lucy Maud Montgomery's inspiration and strength." Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, minor rubbing, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LAVENGRO:  THE SCHOLAR, THE GYPSY, THE PRIEST., Borrow, George.
6 Borrow, George. LAVENGRO: THE SCHOLAR, THE GYPSY, THE PRIEST.
London T.N. Foulis 1914 Hard Cover Very Good- Fair Edmund J. Sullivan. 
655 pp + (6) pp of publisher's advertising, 8 1/2" H. Green buckram with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, many pages as yet unopened. 12 tipped in colour plates (including frontispiece) with captions & guards - all present, clean & bright. George Borrow's "autobiographical novel" takes the reader from his childhood and early travels around Scotland, England and Ireland, to his beginnings as a writer in London and on to his wanderings as a tinker in early 19th century England. ------ Light browning at top/bottom edges of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, some light foxing marks on preliminary page and on one rear page, light toning and a few light foxing marks on untrimmed edges of pages, large margin tear archivally taped on page leaf 405/406. The dust jacket, with a pastedown colour illustration (lacking bottom right corner), appears to have been trimmed at some time in the past to 'even it up'. It has a few very small tears & creases, a small hole and light wrinkling mid-spine and is now protected in a removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
[4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS].  HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V.  With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS., Brophy, John, et al.
7 Brophy, John, et al. [4 WWII HOME GUARD-RELATED ITEMS]. HOME GUARD: A HANDBOOK FOR THE L.D.V. With: SPOT THEM IN THE AIR! and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 4 - ENGINEERS and POPULAR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN ARMY No. 5 - RECONAISSANCE UNITS.
London Hodder & Stoughton / Daily Mirror / General Staff, War Office 1940 Soft Cover Good 
1. Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. (Local Defence Volunteers) - 126 pp, 5 1/4" H. September 1940 - reprint in same month as first printing. Red/orange cloth with black and gray lettering. Contents: Author's Foreword; What the Job Is; Resisting the Invader; The Watch of the Skies; Defence Works and Anti-Tank Warfare; The Arms of the L.D.V.; The Use of the Rifle; The Last Word. 2. Spot Them in the Air! - 32 pp, staples in wraps, 8 3/8" H, published by the Daily Mirror, n.d. B&w photographs and three-view silhouettes of British and German aircraft with short descriptions. 3. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 4 - Engineers - 8 pp formed from a single folded sheet - folded size 9 5/8" H x 7 3/6" W - prepared by the General Staff, War Office, July 1941. B&w diagrams, double page drawing. Includes sections on River Crossings and Booby Traps. 4. Popular Guide to the German Army No. 5 - Reconaissance Units (Recce Units) - format as above - 9 13/16" H x 7 1/2" W - November 1941. B&w organization charts, double page drawing. Both these guides have the following printed on the front page "Not to be published. The information given in this document is not to be communicated, either directly or indirectly, to the Press or to any person not holding an official position in His Majesty's Service." Home Guard: A Handbook for the L.D.V. Interior - previous owner's pencilled notes on illustration page 96, most pages have some soft wrinkling at the fore-edge otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear - mainly on spine, corner crease on front cover, very light soiling on rear cover, wrinkling/creasing on spine, darkening/soiling to edges of text block. Spot Them in the Air. Interior - very small crease and some foxing at top corner of first page. Exterior - area of foxing marks at top corner of front cover, light wear on spine, very light browning and light soiling on rear cover. Popular Guides No 4 & No 5 have 1/4 fold creases, minor browning, light to moderate wrinkling, No 5 has a 2" fold tear archivally taped and several tiny holes at fold intersections. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
8 Brown, Brian A. Foreword by H.R.H. Princess Anne. FORESTERS: THE CANADIAN QUEST FOR PEACE.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1991 155046017X / 9781550460179 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword - On Guard For Thee; Dedication - To the Grey and Simcoe Foresters; Prologue - The Canadian Quest for Peace; Introduction; Revolution Aborted; The Peaceable Kingdom; The Fenian Threat; Invasion Thwarted; Causes of Rebellion; Civil War Averted; The War to End All Wars; The Cost of Peace in Europe; Blessed are the Peacekeepers; Best Suited for Defence; Power Shift; Epilogue On Implementation; A Final Word - Hitting the Mark; List of Illustrations; Index. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
SPITFIRES, THUNDERBOLTS, AND WARM BEER:  AN AMERICAN FIGHTER PILOT OVER EUROPE., Caine, Philip D.
9 Caine, Philip D. SPITFIRES, THUNDERBOLTS, AND WARM BEER: AN AMERICAN FIGHTER PILOT OVER EUROPE.
Washington Brassey's 1995 0028811151 / 9780028811154 3rd Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
231 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "With war on America's horizon in 1941, LeRoy Gover was determined to be a fighter pilot. Lacking the qualifications that would guarantee him U.S. Army Air Corps wings, the young Californian signed on with the Royal Air Force. By the end of the war, Gover was one of the most experienced American pilots in England, having flown with both the RAF and the Air Corps. (This book) skillfully weaves together the young fighers letters and diary entries to create a vivid portrait of the kind of man who helped win Word War II. By the end of his war, Gover had flown 159 combat missions and had received the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and eight Air Medals." Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Chambers, Ernest J., Captain (Corps of Guides). THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE: A CORPS HISTORY.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
160 pp, + (89) pp of advertisements, 4to (10 15/16" H), in slipcase. From the Coles Canadiana Collection of facsimile reprints - originally published in 1906. B&w photographs, drawings, decorations. Contents: A Big Problem for a Young Country; Organization of the NorthWest Mounted Police; The First Winter in the Far West; Col. Macleod Commissioner; The Sitting Bull Incident; Under Sir John Again; Lord Lorne's Tour; Headquarters Removed to Regina; The Rebellion of 1885; Increase of Strength and Duties; Under the Present Commissioner; Appendix. Interior - tiny light mark on rear endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, two tiny marks on fore-edge of textblock, soft crease at top corner of covers, spine flat with very faint crease. Slipcase has light edge wear, light fading to color on edges and rear panel, top of spine label missing with the word "The" of the title. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 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
 
 
THE WASHINGTON STING., Conconi, Charles and House, Toni.
12 Conconi, Charles and House, Toni. THE WASHINGTON STING.
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, 1979, second impression. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Here is the dramatic and only inside account of the undercover police-FBI fencing operation - featuring cops in the guise of syndicate soldiers - whose stunning success put the 'Washington Sting' in headlines across the nation. Word was out on the street in Washington, D.C., that one of the best fences in years was working out of a warehouse on 25th Place, NE. PFF Inc., run by 'mob-connected' Italians, was buying up stolen guns, office equipment, anything with resale value. Thieves all over the Washington area were soon submitting to the hard dealing of the gun-wielding Mafiosi, looking for quick cash and an association with the mighty aristocracy of crime. As the fence's main man, Pasquale Larocca, critically examined the typewriter or rifle offered across his bulletproof counter, and in one corner Mike Franzino cradled his shotgun in casual warning, there was no suspicion of a weapon deadly in a different way: a videotape machine which recorded every transaction from behind an unnoticed one-way mirror. 'Pasquale Larocca' and 'Mike Franzino' were the aliases of two of the undercover team of police and FBI men organized to fight Washington's high larceny statistics down at the underworld source. And five months after the opening of 'Police-FBI Fencing, Incognito' - five months of tense bargaining with suspicious professionals and comic encounters with fawning flunkies and prostitutes - the fence closed around more than 200 criminals invited to meet a New York 'Don' at a party hosted by Larocca. They met, instead, with police. The single account of the caper written with the cooperation of the police and FBI and with full access to the incriminating videotapes, here is a true story of police politics and mayhem, streetwise ingenuity and volatile temperaments, told to authentic narrative effect with complete, uncensored detail." Very light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, very light browning on flap-folds and edges of rear panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good - 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Evans, D.S. DIGITAL DATA: THEIR DERIVATION AND REDUCTION FOR ANALYSIS AND PROCESS CONTROL.
London Hilger & Watts 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
82 pp, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs, diagrams. "(Provides) an insight into the use of data-handling equipment. Development in the field of data handling is rapid and I have as far as possible chosen instruments and systems that are either in production or have been made in prototype form, but even they are likely to change in detail as techniques and improvements suggest themselves with use and experience. I have therefore given only enough detail to provide a basic understanding of the construction and use of the units and systems. Furthermore, I have limited the scope of this book to shaft-driven digital devices with which I have had most experience. There are of course many other basically similar developments, particularly in the U.S.A., and there are a variety of purely electronic analogue-to-digital converters. To describe these would be an enormous task and would probably be confusing to anyone attempting to grasp the principals of digital instrumentation for the first time." From the Preface. Contents: Incremental Scales; Digital Counting Devices; Direct Reading from Coded Scales; Ancillary Equipment; System Arrangements and Applications; Bibliography; Index. Slight yellowing of pastedowns near hinge, previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has a few tiny edge chips and one very small tear archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, rubbing/scuffing on spine - the word "Data" is partially erased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Fenton, R.S. MERSEY ROVERS: THE COASTAL TRAMP SHIP OWNERS OF LIVERPOOL AND THE MERSEY.
Gravesend, Kent World Ship Society 1997 0905617843 / 9780905617848 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w profiles on endpapers, colour reproductions of flags & funnels. "In 'Mersey Rovers' will be found many of the owners of bulk-carrying steam and motor coasters which were primarily engaged in, for want of a better word, the tramp trades. All began their shipowning careers at Liverpool or another Mersey port; several migrating from Wales to do this, others succumbing to the lure of Liverpool after a successful start at a minor port on the Mersey. Several important Liverpool owners covered in past or planned World Ship Society publications have been omitted, including the Coe, Kennaugh, Monks and Monroe families. Also left out are owners of craft engaged largely in regular liner services and in river and estuarial trades. As the inclusions and exclusions are likely to become confusing, all the local coastal shipowners of significance have been listed in the Miscellany section. The emphasis in this book is on steam and motor coasters and, for reasons explained in 'Cambrian Coasters', sailing ships will not be found in the fleet lists, although some are referred to in the histories. (I) have attempted to examine common strands in the histories of Mersey coasters and their owners and the Introductory Survey aims to place the ports, trades, owners and ships of the river in an historical and geographical context. Writing this, I have tried to answer the question, 'Why did the Mersey become such a centre for coastal shipowning?'." From the Foreword. Light waviness to edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
WINTER RISE: POEMS OF AGEING., Goldin, Grace.  Inscribed.  Wood engraving by Sara Glass.
15 Goldin, Grace. Inscribed. Wood engraving by Sara Glass. WINTER RISE: POEMS OF AGEING.
Patten Press, Richmond, Surrey, 1981, no. 492 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 
67 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0950768901 B&w illustrations. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "FOR DOROTHY - COME AGAIN - AND AGAIN! AFFECTIONATELY GRACE NOVEMBER 1982". A collection of poems on aging, written by the poet, writer and photograph er, Grace Goldin of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Interior - one word edited out by author in poem on page 65, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fading to color on spine, hinges and edges of covers; light wr i n k l i n g at top/bottom edges of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT NEW GOLF COURSES OF CANADA., Gordon, John.
16 Gordon, John. THE GREAT NEW GOLF COURSES OF CANADA.
Toronto Warwick 2006 1894622820 / 9781894622820 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photography by Doug Ball & Gordie Ball. 
213 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(Examines) thirty-four of the best courses built (in Canada) since 1990. Each course is given a lavish six-page treatment that includes gorgeous photos of the best holes and a 900-word essay on its history, design philosophy, and toughest hole descriptions. The result is an ideal gift for the avid golfer." Contents: The Algonquin; Andersons Creek Golf Course; Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club; Bigwin Island Golf Club; Blackhawk Golf Club; Dakota Dunes Golf Links; Dundarave; Eagles Nest Golf Club; Club de Golf le Fountainebleau; Fox Harb'r; Georgian Bay Club; Glen Arbour Golf Course; Glencairn Golf Club; Grandview Golf Club; Humber Valley Resort; King's Riding Golf Club; Kingswood; The Lake Joseph Club; Legends on the Niagara; Magna Golf Club; Le Maitre de Mont Tremblant; Le Mirage; The Okanagan Golf Club; Osprey Valley Resorts; Rattlesnake Point Golf Club; The Rock; Rocky Crest Golf Club; Royal Oaks Estates & Golf Club; St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort; Silvertip Golf Coruse; Speargrass Golf Club; Stewart Creek Golf Club; Taboo; The Wilds at Salmonier River. A heavy book which may require extra postage depending on destination. Slight waviness to edges of text block, bottom of spine bumped, tiny bump at top corner of front board, small bump at top edge of rear board, slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
17 Gordon, Neil. THE SILENT MURDERS.
New York A.L. Burt, New York Reprint Hard Cover Good+ 
294 pp, small 8vo, (7 5/8" H) - no dust jacket. (Copyright 1929, Doubleday Doran.) "Very little attention was aroused by the murder of an elderly tramp on the road between King's Langley and Berkhampstead. Tramps have few relatives to mourn them and few legatees to be interested. The man was found in a ditch, crumpled up as if dead-tired or dead drunk. He was neither. He had been stabbed between the shoulders and must have died almost at once. A square of cardboard was tied to the last surviving button on the tramp's ragged overcoat and on the square was written the word 'Three'." Interior - previous owners name on front pastedown, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - corners to front cover slightly bumped, very light soiling to boards, very small shallow bumps to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, scattered foxing to edges of textblock. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Goulart, Ron. AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF THE PULP MAGAZINE.
New York Ace 1973 Mass Market Paperback Good Reference Copy 
192 pp, 7" H. B&w illustrations. "Spanning the years between the dime novels of the 19th century and today's paperbacks, pulp magazines provided millions with their first and only taste of 'literature'. The noble, resourceful heroes of those gripping tales of fiction, along with their monstrous, evil antagonists, were depicted on cheap paper, and housed in lurid covers that shocked all but the near-blind. There was 'The Shadow', scourge of the underworld, 'Doc Savage', superhuman adventurer, and 'The Phantom Detective', sleuth extraordinaire, a well as the breathtaking exploits of World War I sky fighters, mad scientists, 'Tarzan' and a host of now-immortal writers. The printed word has indeed become alive in that most vigorous and thrilling of literary eras." "Special! Original illustrations." Interior - previous owner's name on pencil in first page, approx. 1/4 of the pages have light to heavy creasing at the top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, small soft crease on front cover, spine flat and uncreased. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE., Green, Gillian.
19 Green, Gillian. TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF CAMBODIA: CULTURAL THREADS AND MATERIAL HERITAGE.
Bangkok River Books 2003 9748225399 / 9789748225395 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
320 pp, large 4to (11 5/16" H). "Subtle, enigmatic patterns woven into Cambodian silk textiles speak of origins in an ancient past, with resonances continuing to the present. While Cambodian textiles may justifiably be regarded as works of art in Western terms, their cultural relevance and vitality, which defines their quintessential character, is only beginning to be be appreciated and understood. This is the first book to document and explain this rich textile and costume tradition. Written for collectors, curators, travellers, textile artists and aficionados, it identifies and explains the essential role textiles play in traditional Cambodian life, society and religious practices. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 colour images, the book includes images of antique textiles held in both private collections and major public institutions, historic images and specially-commissioned line drawings and diagrams. (It) also includes: end notes supplementing the information in each chapter; appendices with a word list in Khmer script and transliterated Roman forms; a technical and foreign language glossary; a full bibliography and index." One tiny dint on front board. Dust jacket has some small line indentations and light rubbing on rear panel, a series of very small and tiny dints on front panel - mainly at top. one or two other very small dints elsewhere on jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
THE SIX SWANS.  A FAIRY TALE BY JACOB AND WILHELM GRIMM., Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm.  Illustrated by Dorothee Duntze.  Translated by Anthea Bell.
20 Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Illustrated by Dorothee Duntze. Translated by Anthea Bell. THE SIX SWANS. A FAIRY TALE BY JACOB AND WILHELM GRIMM.
North-South Books, New York, 1998. 
Unpaginated, 12 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1558589821 Illustrated throughout in full color. "Once upon a time there was a king who loved his six sons more than anything in the world. But the king's new wife was the daughter of a wit ch, and eager to get rid of her stepchildren, she cast a spell that turned the princes into swans. Their sister watched, heart-broken, as they flew off, leaving her all alone. She vows to release them from the spell, but to do so, she mus t s e w s i x shirts from starflowers, and not utter a word - or laugh, either - for six long years..." Small bump to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, tiny dint on re ar hi ng e, mi no r edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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