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1 Bailey, Catherine. THE SECRET ROOMS: A TRUE GOTHIC MYSTERY.
London Viking 2012 0670917559 / 9780670917556 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
466 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, floor plans, map, family tree. "At 6 a.m. on 21 April 1940 John, the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank, cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants - even the King's doctor - had pleaded with him to come out, but he had refused. After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances? (The author) unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE:  A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS.  (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.), Barke, James.
2 Barke, James. THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE: A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS. (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1953, 1st edition. 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "....gives a vivid picture of Robert Burns at the height of his creative powers, acclaimed as Scotland's national bard and yet bitterly aware of the empty glory of that fame so far as any worth-while improvement in his immediate prospects are concerned. He has left the scene of his brief triumph in the Edinburgh drawing-rooms. He is a farmer again, trying to wrest a living from the grudging soil of Ellisland . . . H e h a s very much on his mind the cares of a wife and family, for whom he is determined to make a home. Through these pages the sterling worth of Jean Armour shines like a star. Bonnie Jean has hitherto had scant justice paid to her by b io gr ap he rs . He re her character is limned with admiration and affection. One understands the strength of the bond between her and Burns, and how it could withstand the devastating impact of Burns's infatuation for Anna Park, the golden-haire d H ebe of th e G lo b e T ave rn in Dumfries....But the story is concerned too with Burns's intellectual development, not only as a poet but as a thinker peculiarly sensitive to the fresh political breezes that are blowing in so strongly from Fra nce. ...T he b ook ends wi th the aba ndonment of the farm and of the life he had known since boyhood, the never-ending struggle with the land; already the shadow of his last tragic years in Dumfies lies darkly across his path...." Four very sma ll in k che ck ma rks on ve rso of dedic ation page, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, one very small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to color at bottom edge s and on spi ne - s ligh t fadi ng a t t op edg es, bo ok slightly cocked. Dust jacket has small chips/tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 1" piece missing at bottom of rear panel, two small areas of surface paper loss on rear p anel, l ight ru bbing and so iling - m ainly o n rear panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE RILLOBY FAIR MYSTERY.  (THE 'BARNEY BOOKS'.), Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop.
3 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop. THE RILLOBY FAIR MYSTERY. (THE 'BARNEY BOOKS'.)
Collins, London, 1961. 
256 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "....the second of a wonderful mystery series....We meet the same characters as in 'The Rockingdown Mystery'....Roger and Diana, and Snubby, with his amusing dog, Loony; Barney, with his comical monkey, Miranda. In this book there is a strange mystery: the theft of papers from rooms whose doors and windows are locked. How are these robberies committed, and who is the thief? Somehow the mystery centres itself on Rilloby Fair, and so, of course, Enid Blyton brings a whole Fair to life, with its queer and interesting characters. Vosta and his chimpanzees, Young-Un and Billy Tell of the shooting-range, Old Ma, the roundabout boy, the loud-voiced Tonnerre and his elephants, and many others." Pages browned, small light brown stain in top margin of pages 39 to 42, browning and small foxing marks to edges of textblock, large bump to bottom corner of rear board, slight bump to bottom corner of front board and b o t t o m e d g e of front board at hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several closed tears at approx. 1" - some with creases and all are archivally taped, light to moderate edge wear, small chips/wear/creases at top/b ot to m of s p in e an d flap-folds, 'V' shaped closed tear/scuffing on rear panel, minor scuffing and soiling on front panel, colors are still bright. Good+/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENGLISH COURT LIFE, FROM HENRY VII TO GEORGE II., Dutton, Ralph.
4 Dutton, Ralph. ENGLISH COURT LIFE, FROM HENRY VII TO GEORGE II.
London B.T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
232 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The atmosphere of a Court is enclosed and artificial. The monarch has in the past enjoyed a wide degree of power without a corresponding sense of obligation or responsibility; and for the courtiers, whose position depended on their agreeableness, flattery has always been at a premium just as frankness has been inhibited. How do men and women react in circumstances where normal standards of behaviour are inapplicable? This is the question which, by implication, Ralph Dutton answers in this book. Since his survey covers the three centuries from Henry VII to George VII it is natural that, in so many different courts and under the reign of so various a series of kings and queens, Court Life should appear in most of its possible forms. But in the moral forcing house of the Court a constant element, from 1485 to 1760, has been the tendency for personal virtues and defects of character to become exaggerated to an extent seldom met with in the prosaic outside world. As to the Courts themselves: the Coronations, Drawing-rooms, Progresses, Births and Funerals; the favourites, mistresses and politicians, and the palaces in which they met, intrigued and lived: as to all these, they provide Mr. Dutton with a rich topic on which to exercise his accustomed gifts for description, quotation and deprecatory comment." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge and corner wear, bump at top corner of front board - migrates as a small bump at top corner of pages up to approx. page 40, small store label at bottom of front pastedown. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge of flaps, small crease at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
"OUR GALLANT DOCTOR".  ENIGMA AND TRAGEDY: SURGEON LIEUTENANT GEORGE HENDRY AND HMCS OTTAWA, 1942., Goodwin, James.  Forewords by Michael Bliss and Tony German.
5 Goodwin, James. Forewords by Michael Bliss and Tony German. "OUR GALLANT DOCTOR". ENIGMA AND TRAGEDY: SURGEON LIEUTENANT GEORGE HENDRY AND HMCS OTTAWA, 1942.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550026879 / 9781550026870 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
280 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, map. "During the Battle of the Atlantic, Dr. George Hendry had just finished performing two major surgical operations on board the destroyer HMCS Ottawa when his ship was ambushed by 13 German U-boats. Canadian warships like Ottawa had inadequate radar sets that were incapable of detecting submarines approaching in the dark. On September 13, 1942, U-91 stole in and torpedoed Ottawa, sinking her in 20 minutes. Utterly exhausted, Dr. Hendry was lost along with 113 of his shipmates. George Hendry was a much-loved man, a great university athlete, and a very good doctor. Unfortunately, he was also naive and too trusting. One night in January 1941, he committed a very foolish indiscretion. He would spend the rest of his tragically short life making amends for this mistake." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NATIONAL TRUST 1895-1995 100 GREAT TREASURES: 100 CELEBRITIES SELECT THEIR PERSONAL FAVOURITES FROM THE TRUST'S COLLECTION, Jackson-Stops, Gervase and Simon, Robin, Editors
6 Jackson-Stops, Gervase and Simon, Robin, Editors THE NATIONAL TRUST 1895-1995 100 GREAT TREASURES: 100 CELEBRITIES SELECT THEIR PERSONAL FAVOURITES FROM THE TRUST'S COLLECTION
London National Trust / Apollo Magazine 1995 0952208156 / 9780952208150 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 
80 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated in colour. J. Carter Brown, Nicholas Baring, Mark Girouard, Simon Jervis, Lucinda Lambton, James Lees-Milne, Jonathan Miller, Richard Baker, Lord Menuhin, Christopher Hogwood, Sir Hugh Casson, Lord Rothschild, Lady Emma Tennant, John Julius Norwich, David Gentleman, Bamber Gascoigne, Lady Mary Keen, Auberon Waugh, Sir Roy Strong, et al. describe their favourite furniture, rooms, portraits, landscapes, sculpture, follies, etc. from the National Trust's collection. Interior - several very small printing ink smudges on page 44, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some very light edge wrinkling, small sticker residue mark on front cover, minor curling at corners, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Leslie, Thomas W., with B.M. Lyndon. THE LEGISLATIVE BUILDING OF MANITOBA, THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA, SITUATED IN THE CAPITAL CITY, WINNIPEG.
Winnipeg Provincial Government of Manitoba 1926 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Arthur Pitcher, photography. 
71 pp, 9" H. Dark green paper-covered boards with titling, decoration and Manitoba crest on front board. B&w photographs, maps, plan. The Manitoba Legislative Building was designed by Frank Worthington Simon, F.R.I.B.A. and was formally opened in 1920. "This book is designed with two objects in view; first to call to your attention the many notable features in architecture, sculpture, paintings (including Brangwyn & Tack murals), furniture and furnishings in the (building). But the real objective hoped for in issuing the book, is that through the medium of this building you will be impressed with the advance that has been made in this Western Canada in the past thirty to fifty years." Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at bottom corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
'WITH ALL FAULTS'., Low, David.  Introduction by Graham Greene.
8 Low, David. Introduction by Graham Greene. 'WITH ALL FAULTS'.
Tehran Amate Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
118 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Inscribed on half title page: 'mea culpa' David Low. B&w illustrations. The memoirs of a bookseller. Contents: List of Plates; Preface; Introduction; London Bookshops; Some London Booksellers; A London Street Market; Hodgson's Sale Room; Some Country Bookshops; Some Country Bookshops. Scottish; Some Country Bookshops. Irish; Some Country Bookshops. French; Some American Customers; Women Collectors; Collections; Erotic Literature; The Most Widely Known Bookseller of our Time; By Royal Appointment; The Printer; Emmington, Chinnor, Oxford; Where's Me? Very light browning to fore-edge of text block, light cigarette odor. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Marrat, Jabez. THE APOSTLE OF BURMA. A MEMOIR OF ADONIRAM JUDSON, D.D.
Methodist Mission Rooms, Toronto, 1890. 
128 pp, 12mo, hard cover (red decorative pictorial boards - no dust jacket). B&w illus., tissue-guarded frontis. The life and works of Adoniram Judson, an 19th century American missionary who worked in Burma. Begins with a chapter (typical of its times in its prejudices) on the country of Burma and ends with a chapter on the Karen (hill tribe) Mission. Missionary Society presentation bookplate on front pastedown, scattered light foxing, a bit heavier on preliminaries and last few pages, binding sound, light edge wear to boards, small water stain on rear cover near hinge, light/moderate overall light soiling - red boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, gilt and black spine and cover lettering/decorations still quite bright and attractive, dust staining/browning to top of text block, scattered light foxing to fore edge and bottom of textblock. G+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL GUIDE:  PALACE ABBEY-CHURCH AND ENVIRONS OF HOLYROODHOUSE WITH A HISTORICAL SKETCH., Maxwell, Herbert, Sir.
10 Maxwell, Herbert, Sir. OFFICIAL GUIDE: PALACE ABBEY-CHURCH AND ENVIRONS OF HOLYROODHOUSE WITH A HISTORICAL SKETCH.
His Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh, 1934. 
xxi, 154, xxii-xl pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, plans, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: The Palace - The Picture Gallery, The Portraits of James III and His Queen, Margaret of Denmark; Historical Apartments - The Duchess of H amilton's Drawing-Room, Lord Darnley's Rooms, Lord D's Audience Chamber, Lord D's Bedroom, Lord D's Dressing-Closet, Queen Mary's Private Stair, Queen M's Audience Chamber, Queen M's Bedroom, Queen M's Supper-Room, Queen M's Dressing-Closet ; T h e S t a te Apartments - The Household Dining-Room, Grand Staircase, The West Drawing-Room, The Throne Room, State Rooms; Chapel Royal; The Environs of Holyrood; Historical Sketch - Annals of Holyrood Abbey, A.D. 1128-1498 - Holyrood as a Roy al Pa la ce - Tr ou bled Times at Holyrood - The Years of Blood - Holyrood Eclipsed by St. James's - From Charles I to George V. Interior - several pages with a tiny corner crease,minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other o wne r shi p m ark s . Ex ter ior - soft creases at corners of covers, small tear at top/bottom of hinges, light rubbing, small liquid stain on rear cover, wrinkling on spine and light wear at top/bottom. Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Moore, Peter. DAMN HIS BLOOD: BEING A TRUE AND DETAILED HISTORY OF THE MOST BARBAROUS AND INHUMANE MURDER AT ODDINGLEY AND THE QUICK AND AWFUL RETRIBUTION.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 0701186445 / 9780701186449 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
364 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The brutal murder of the Reverend George Parker in the secluded village of Oddingley on Midsummer's Day in 1806 gripped everyone from the Home Secretary in London to newspapermen across the country. It was a strange and stubborn case. The investigation lasted more than two decades, involving multiple inquests, judges and coroners, each more determined than the last to solve Oddingley's most gruesome crime - or crimes, as it turned out. (This) is a fascinating glimpse into English rural life at the beginning of the nineteenth century, so often epitomised by the civilised drawing rooms of Jane Austen or the rural idylls of Constable. England was exhausted and nervous, dogged by Pitt's war taxes, mounting inflation and the lingering threat of a French invasion. Violence was rife, particularly in rural communities where outsiders were regarded with deep suspicion. With a cast of characters straight out of Hardy, 'Damn His Blood' is a nail-biting true story of brutality, greed and ruthlessness which brings an elusive society vividly back to life." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO., Neff, Terry Ann R.
12 Neff, Terry Ann R. WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO.
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry 1997 0821225197 / 9780821225196 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Barbara Karant, photograper. 
127 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "This renowned doll house, conceived as a fairy castle, is one of the most beloved permanent displays at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. A gift to the museum from Colleen Moore, star of the silent-film era and the original 'flapper', the Fairy Castle has appealed to the imaginations of thousands of children since 1949. Moore's dream was to create a castle decorated with fairy-tale themes, miniaturized to the scale of one inch to one foot. She spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and seven years making her dream come true - hiring Hollywood set designers and craftsmen to create the castle's fourteen splendid rooms and exquisite furnishings, and gathering antique miniature treasures from all over the world. The minute and precious detail of this cherished residence of Moore's imaginary fairy prince and princess has been captured in beautiful color photography, giving the reader a close-up tour of the nine-foot-square and twelve-foot-high castle's rooms and their treasures. We enter the miniature palace of make-believe through the Magic Garden, with its working fountain and weeping willow tree that cries 'real tears': travel through the Library of diminutive books, with contributions from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, and others: move on to the Great Hall, with its tiny paintings, dainty chandeliers made of diamonds and emeralds, Cinderella's glss slippers, and more: and explore the castle's wonders from top to bottom. (Includes) an illustrated biography of Colleen Moore's colorful life." Light waviness to edges of text block, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board , minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, faint rub line down front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH ARCHITECTS AND CRAFTSMEN:  A SURVEY OF TASTE, DESIGN, AND STYLE DURING THREE CENTURIES, 1600 TO 1830., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
13 Sitwell, Sacheverell. BRITISH ARCHITECTS AND CRAFTSMEN: A SURVEY OF TASTE, DESIGN, AND STYLE DURING THREE CENTURIES, 1600 TO 1830.
London B.T. Batsford 1947 Third Edition with Revisions. Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
196 pp, 8 7/8" H, red cloth with gild lettering/banding on spine, top edge red. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions and some colour plates, including frontispiece. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgment; Introduction; Elizabethan and Jacobean Building; Inigo Jones; Sir Christopher Wren; The Craftsmen; Sir John Vanbrugh; Hawksmoor and the Baroque; Gibbs and the Rococo; Kent and the Palladians; Adam; Non-Adam; The Regency; Index. "(T)he British Architects and Craftsmen are related here to the general European background and tradition. Wren, Vanbrugh, Kent - to name three instances - take their places as figures in the European Renaissance. Then again, the inclusion of craftsmen - of clockmakers and silversmiths, of bookbinding and tapestries - is something never before attempted upon this comprehensive scale. (T)he reader may as well accompany Mr. Sitwell upon a tour of Georgian Dublin, to an old shop in Spitalfields, to the Assembly Room at Shrewsbury, to Hardwick Hall, to the City Churches, to an old almshouse, or to the village of Great Tew." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump on front board, very light rubbing and a very small stain on each board, very light edge and corner wear. Dust jacket has heavy browning at top edge, small edge tears and chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE NETHERLANDS:  A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
14 Sitwell, Sacheverell. THE NETHERLANDS: A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE.
London B.T. Batsford Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, 8 3/4" H. Top edge orange. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, b&w and colour plates, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Introduction; Dutch Water Towns (Delft, Dordrecht, Haarlem, Leyden, Utrecht); Amsterdam (Churches, Canals, Houses, and their Interiors); Villages of the Waterland (Broek, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Monnikendam, Edam, Volendam, Marken); The Hague and the Work of Daniel Marot; Noord Holland (Haarlem, Alkmaar, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik); Friesland (Costume, Towns and Villages, Religious Sects); Two Excursions: Sunday at Staphorst / Weekday at Spakenburg; Dutch Gardens; Cornelis Troost and his Times; Zeeland (The Islands of Walcheren, Noord and Zuid Beveland, Schouwen and Tholen, Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, Over Flakkee and Voorne; Index. Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has square clip at top of front flap - price is present; very light browning to spine, flap-folds, and some edges; very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BATH., Smith, R.A.L.
15 Smith, R.A.L. BATH.
London B.T. Batsford 1945 Second Edition, revised. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Paul Fripp, et al, photographs. 
118 pp, 8 3/4" H. Top edge red, pictorial/map endpapers. B&w and colour plates, b&w map. A look at the social, architectural and literary history of the English city of Bath. Contents: A Note on the Author; Foreword; Acknowledgment; Bath Panorama; Roman Bath; Medieval Bath; Tudor and Stuart Bath; The Bath of Beau Nash; The Bath of Smollett and Sheridan; The Bath of Jane Austen; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. 3/8" x 1" piece missing from top corner of half-title page, two pages with a tiny light stain. Dust jacket has general light toning, light browning on spine, one very small edge tear, minor edge wear/wrinkling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL PALACES OF BRITAIN., Struthers, Jane.
16 Struthers, Jane. ROYAL PALACES OF BRITAIN.
London New Holland 2004 1843307332 / 9781843307334 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Chris Coe and Paul Riddle, photography. 
160 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "A visually stunning tour of Britain's best loved, least known and most infamous palaces, castles and other royal residences. Indulge your senses in the sumptuous interior of Buckingham Palace, explore the tranquil retreat of Sandringham House, and discover the dark past of the notorious Tower of London and the haunted rooms of Glamis Castle. Features 31 homes of the monarchy and aristocracy, from 1034 to the present day, richly illustrated with over 130 exquisite photographs. The stories of the palaces, and the roles they played in the lives of the British monarchs who lived in them, are explored in depth and described in engaging detail. At-a-glance information panels highlight areas of special interest for visitors to the royal residences." Very minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine and corners. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
L.M.S. MISCELLANY: A PICTORIAL RECORD OF THE COMPANY'S ACTIVITIES IN THE PUBLIC EYE AND BEHIND THE SCENES.  VOLUMES ONE, TWO & THREE.  (THREE VOLUME SET)., Twells, H.N.
17 Twells, H.N. L.M.S. MISCELLANY: A PICTORIAL RECORD OF THE COMPANY'S ACTIVITIES IN THE PUBLIC EYE AND BEHIND THE SCENES. VOLUMES ONE, TWO & THREE. (THREE VOLUME SET).
Oxford Publishing, Oxford, 1982 
Unpaginated, 4to (11" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 3 volume set. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. A varied selection of material, illustrating some of the lesser known aspects of the L.M.S. - subjects range from Work shops and Locomotive Naming Ceremonies to Steamer Services, Royal Travel, Pullman Cars, Wagon and Luggage Labels, Refreshment and Tea Rooms, Posters, School of Signalling, Tunnels, Sleet Vans, Uniforms, Cigarette Cards, Launderies, Unusual Motive Power, Barrows and Trolleys, Films and Cinema Coaches, Gradients, the War Effort and much more. "...compulsive reading for L.M.S. enthusiasts..." Vol. three has very small bump at bottom corners. Dust jackets have very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 3/4" closed tear on front hinge of vol. two, slight fading to color on spine of vol. three. VG+/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE DULANYS OF WELBOURNE: A FAMILY IN MOSBY'S CONFEDERACY., Vogtsberger, Margaret Ann.
18 Vogtsberger, Margaret Ann. THE DULANYS OF WELBOURNE: A FAMILY IN MOSBY'S CONFEDERACY.
Berryville, Virginia Rockbridge 1995 188352203X / 9781883522032 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Maps by Katherine Tennery. Genealogical charts by Tracey A. Barger. 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "Richard Henry Dulany personally equipped a company of mounted riflemen, the Dulany Troop, in July 1861. Thus he began a commendable military career. The thrice-wounded Dulany rose to temporary command of the Laurel Brigade, yet the young widower was also a father and brother and son whose concern for the well-being of his extended family at Welbourne, his historic country estate near Middleburg, in Loudoun County, Virginia, was foremost in his heart and permeated his thoughts and letters. The writings of the colonel, his father, his children (who ranged in age from five to twelve years old when the war began) and other family members who flowed in and out of Welbourne's spacious rooms reveal the touching activity of daily life maintained despite the chaotic times. Their words reveal the gravity of their situation, yet they also note lighter moments and give thanks for small triumphs." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THE LOVED ONE:  AN ANGLO-AMERICAN TRAGEDY., Waugh, Evelyn.
19 Waugh, Evelyn. THE LOVED ONE: AN ANGLO-AMERICAN TRAGEDY.
(London, 1948) Chapman & Hall 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Stuart Boyle. 
144 pp, 7 1/2" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, top edge dark blue. Blue marble-look endpapers, b&w drawings, including decorative initial capitals. The undated (1948) first printing. "This is a nightmare induced by the unfamiliar diet of Southern California. That region, where all men are displaced persons, is unique only in the splendid elaboration of its graveyards, and to these Mr. Evelyn Waugh turned for solace and inspiration during a brief visit. Against the background of embalming-rooms and incinerators he has contrived a neat tragedy of Anglo-American manners which we hope will amuse and instruct curious readers of both nations." Waugh's satirical novel about Los Angeles/Hollywood, British expats and the funeral & film businesses. Light toning to pages, prvious owner's name in ink on one preliminary page, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has tiny edge tears/chips and one small edge tear - all archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling, browning to spine, a few tiny light stains on panels - mainly on rear panel, very light edge browning. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
POLTERGEIST!  A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING., Wilson, Colin.
20 Wilson, Colin. POLTERGEIST! A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING.
London New English Library 1981 0450048802 / 9780450048807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. "The Black Monk of Pontefract began disturbing the Pritchard family in 1966. Bangings in the night, objects flying across rooms, and a mysterious black-robed figure, whose appearances became more and more frequent. The police, the local MP and the vicar were all witness to the extraordinary happenings which continued to plague the household, and all attempts to exorcise the presence were met with mockery. In this definitive work (Colin Wilson) examines the recorded evidence of this and other famous poltergeists. Cases of hauntings have been recorded since ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeist means 'banging ghost', because of their habit of making loud noises and throwing objects around. This book is not about Black Magic. But it is about the strange forces that surround us, and of which most of us are totally unaware. These forces may make us feel uncomfortable and may even terrify us, but there is not point in closing our eyes to them." Chapter headings: Professor Lombroso Investigates; Possession is Nine Points in the Law; Cases Ancient and Modern; The Black Monk of Pontefract; Fairies, Elementals and Dead Monks; The Black Magic Connection; Ghost Hunters and Ghost Seers; Speculations and Conclusions. A few very tiny light stains on title page, a 1"x3/4" area of surface paper loss at top corner of front pastedown - paper is glued to top corner of free front endpaper, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of pages 300 to 328, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates into bottom edge of some pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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