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101 Doyle, Arthur Conan. THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR.
London John Murray 1912 Second Impression. Good 
274 pp, + publisher's advertising, 7 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. 16 b&w plates (collated). The creator of Sherlock Holmes discusses his favourite authors and books. "Come through the magic door with me, and sit here on the green settee, where you can see the old oak case with its untidy lines of volumes. Smoking is not forbidden. Would you care to hear me talk of them? Well, I ask nothing better, for there is no volume there which is not a dear personal friend, and what can a man talk of more pleasantly than that? The other books are over yonder, but these are my own favourites - the ones I care to re-read and to have near my elbow. There is not a tattered cover which does not bring it mellow memories to me." Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light browning to endpapers, moderate browning to title page, book is slightly cocked, light fading to spine and rear hinge, one small corner bump and one slight edge bump, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - includes tiny tear, light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
INHERITANCE.  THE FIRST BOOK OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Drinkwater, John.
102 Drinkwater, John. INHERITANCE. THE FIRST BOOK OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Henry Holt, New York, (1931), Ist U.S. edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with silver lettering/decoration on spine, silver coach and horses on front board) - no dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos. English poet and playwright John Drinkwater's biography up until about the age of sixteen, covering his family background and their involvement with coaching inns, his early interest in the theatre and his school days. Interior - bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, spine color darkened, browning to fore-edge of textblock, light rubbing. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PRISMS., Drummond, Rachael Manley.  (Rachel Manley.)
103 Drummond, Rachael Manley. (Rachel Manley.) PRISMS.
Jamaica Hyde, Held & Blackburn 1972 Very Good Megan Brown. Signed by Author and Illustrator.
36 pp, 7 3/4" H x 8" W. Undated, but c1972. Signed on contents page: "Rachel Drummond" and "Megan Brown". The "Rachael" on the cover may have been a misprint as the author does not appear to have used this spelling before or after. Rachel Manley, daughter of Michael Manley, former prime minister of Jamaica, was married to George de Vere Drummond, a godson of King George VI, between 1971 and 1974. Her subsequent works have all been published under the name 'Rachel Manley'. This small volume contains 28 poems lithographed in variations of green & white, with green & white illustrations. Interior - slight indentation from the illustrators signature on two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at top of spine and three tiny corner creases on covers. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
104 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
105 Durrell, Lawrence. COLLECTED POEMS.
London Faber and Faber 1960 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H). "It is primarily as a lyrical poet and a poet of places that (Durrell) is acknowledged to excel, but now that he has assembled in (this book) 'all that the author wishes to preseve' it will be found that the range of feeling and ideas, of wit and experience, and also of style, is remarkable. The poems have been arranged by the author himself, not in chronological order but according to their various kinds. Mr. Durrell is a romantic poet in an age of didactic and sectarian poetry; and by temperament and choice Mediterranean rather than Nordic. All those who have acquired an ear for his verse by reading the volumes in which it has been published, and all those seriously interested in the poetry of the 'thirties, the 'forties and the 'fifties, will wish to have his 'Collected Poems'; other readers will come to it from his novels or his island books." Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front/rear pastedowns - underneath the dust jacket flaps, light toning to top edge of textblock, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Small puncture to dust jacket at the last 'e' in Lawrence (see scan), minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds a few small browning marks at top edge. Dust jacket now protected by removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON.  MILITARY ILLUSTRATED., Elliot-Wright, Philipp.  Colour plates by Christa Hook.
106 Elliot-Wright, Philipp. Colour plates by Christa Hook. RIFLEMAN: ELITE SOLDIERS OF THE WARS AGAINS NAPOLEON. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED.
Publishing News, London, 2000. 
144 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903040027 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, uniform studies, maps/battle plans. "(T)ells the story of one of the great military elites of the past - the Rifleman. It shows him at his finest moment in the green jacket of the 95th Rifles in the wars against Napoleon. It reveals the way he fought, the weapons and equipment he used, and the tactics he perfected. First-hand accounts are matched by bri lliant colour reconstructions of the Rifleman, bringing the reality of the battle to the reader. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover - the days of brightly - u n i f o r med ranks of men exchanging volleys of fire was over. Developed in the forests of North America, the Rifleman revolutionised the art of war. In the campaigns against Napoleon, units of British Riflemen took on French light infantry a rm ed w it h mu sk ets. Trained to act independently and with a respect for his own skills, the Rifleman was an exceptionally intelligent warrior, the forefather of today's combat soldier. His greatest moments in the Peninsular War and at the bat tle of Wa ter lo o a re vividly described in first-hand accounts, but some of the myths of the Rifleman are also punctured." Previious owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacke t ha s li ght rubb ing on rea r panel, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease across bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF MY LIFE DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION., Elliott, Grace Dalrymple.
107 Elliott, Grace Dalrymple. JOURNAL OF MY LIFE DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
n.p. Rodale Press Very Good Very Good 
153 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H) - green cloth spine with gold lettering, pale pink boards with red crest on front board, glassine dust jacket, pale green wraparound band with title in black and illustration of a lady in red on front and back and price $3.95 on inside of front flap, plain red slipcase, no date. Illustrated. King George III's physician was also Mrs Elliot's physician and the King became intrigued with stories the doctor related to him of Mrs Elliott's experiences in Paris at the time of the French Revolution. At his request, she committed the story to paper. Contents: Preface; The Outbreak of the Revolution; Marie Antoinette / the Revolution at Brussels; The escape and recapture of the Royal Family; My adventures in aiding M. de Chansenets; The murder of Louis XVI and my arrest; My examination by the Comite Revolutionnaire; My arrest and confinement in the Recollets; The execution of d'Orleans / I am removed to the Carmes; The Editor's conclusion. Very tiny dint on front board, very minor soiling a few tiny dints on top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has very light wear and wrinkling at bottom of hinges and flap-folds, very small tear with crease at top of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. Wraparound band has very light browning on spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light wear at corners, light rubbing, very small bump at one bottom front corner, slight colour fading at front edges, crease/bend at bottom corner of one side panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 115.  FEBRUARY 1991.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Alastair Goodrum, Ian Black, Trevor Green, Dave Allport, Alan Baxter, Don Middleton, Nick Veronico, Arthur Pearcy, Dick Labrum, Ken Wixey, Mike Gradidge.)
108 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Alastair Goodrum, Ian Black, Trevor Green, Dave Allport, Alan Baxter, Don Middleton, Nick Veronico, Arthur Pearcy, Dick Labrum, Ken Wixey, Mike Gradidge.) FLYPAST. NO. 115. FEBRUARY 1991. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1991. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: An Air Mech's War; Saudi Survivors (redundant Saudi hardware); Failed to Return (airman 'robbed' of his right ot a grave); Testing the Flat Iron (Javelins at Filton); Rolls-Royce Style (evolution of engine testing at Derby); Sky Warriors (Atlanta, Georgia); Behind the Badge (famous US Navy insignia); Type Report (P-51H, DC-3); Register Review (news fr o m U K C i v i l Register); Year of the Lancaster (a Radio Op on QANTAS Lancastrians); Preservation News (B-36); Aviation Archaeology (Papua New Guinea); Flying-boats of the RAF (Southampton); American Classics, etc. Interior - clean and tight w it h n o pr e vi ou s ow nership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on front cover, very light rubbing and date stamp on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS:  L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE., Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.  L.M.)
109 Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins. (Lucy Maud Montgomery. L.M.) THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS: L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 0802074618 / 9780802074614 First Paperback Edition. Very Good+ 
275 pp, 8vo (9" H). "Anne Shirley is the best known of a memorable group of heroines created by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a group that includes Emily Byrd Starr, Valancy Stirling, and Pat Gardiner. These characters are at the centre of Epperly's book, the first full-length critical study of all L.M. Montgomery's fiction. Epperly contends that Montgomery was a master of the romance genre, and through her use of literary allusions, repetitions, irony, and comic inversions she deftly manipulated the normal conventions of romance novels. By studying the fictional biographies of the heroines and their pursuit of romance, Epperly question the ways romance shapes what we consider valuable in our imaginings and experience. A book written for L.M. Montgomery fans and scholars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BACHELOR - OF ARTS., Erskine, John.
110 Erskine, John. BACHELOR - OF ARTS.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1934 First Edition Very Good- Fair Inscribed By Author
331 pp, 8 1/8" H. Bright green cloth with gilt lettering and banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind stamped borders on front board, top edge orange, light green endpapers. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Dear Tommy! / This would have to be / pretty good to match those / apples, but anyway it / brings you memories of / Morningstar and the affection / of John Erskine / June 22:1934 / The boys nowadays are not / nearly so intelligent as / we were." John Erskine (1879-1951) taught at Columbia University from 1909-1937 and used it as the background for this novel about "the 'new' younger generation", which was made into a film in the year it was published. "What happens when you're a freshman and you want to marry the loveliest girl in the world (also a freshman) but have only $4.21 to last out the month? What Alec does is to take Mimi to breakfast - and put off the wedding for the next check from home. But in time the checks from home stop coming. Alec discovers there is a personal depression. He must pay his way through. By unanimous protest of his fraternity, he is forced to give up the saxophone and he takes on dishwashing for a livelihood. While a substitute waiter he suffers a terrible blow to his pride. Gladys, the college widow, 1934 model, gets him in an awful jam. Tragedy touches him closely in disasters nobly borne by student and faculty friends. Gradually a courage shows through that is more than youthful rebellion, a fineness that is not cocksure. Alec begins to grow up." Light toning to page margins, small bump to board corners - migrates slightly into pages, very light browning to colour endpapers, lean to spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1/2" dia, water mark on top of text block, light edge wear, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has small chips and heavy wear with creases at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, wear on spine edges, areas of light foxing and edge browning, spine lettering has faded color but is still very legible, scattered tiny scuffs on spine, corner creases on front flap, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THERE ONCE WAS A WAR: THE COLLECTED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF WORLD WAR II.  FEATURING THE JEFFREY ETHELL COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY., Ethell, Jeffrey, editor.  Text by General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager and Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson.
111 Ethell, Jeffrey, editor. Text by General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager and Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson. THERE ONCE WAS A WAR: THE COLLECTED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF WORLD WAR II. FEATURING THE JEFFREY ETHELL COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY.
New York Viking Studio 1995 0670860441 / 9780670860449 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "The most important historical event of the 20th century was a war that seemed to be fought in black-and-white. Our collective memory of the years 1941-1945 exists in monochrome, because that was the way most of us saw it - and continue to see it - in the films and still pictures of the day. Color film for motion pictures and still cameras was readily available then, but was not in wide use because of its fragility and the difficulties of developing it. But there were enough hardy photographic pioneers around in 1941 to take the new color film to war, and their pictures, surviving beautifully to this day, show us a very different world than the one we see in old newsreels. At first glance these images are a bit startling; we are not used to seeing the people, places, and events of the early 1940s in living color. But in due time these pictures seem utterly right, and in fact bring World War II into more recognizable form, more comfortable for modern eyes. Here, then, is a colorful recollection of World War II in over 200 photographs taken, for the most part, by amateur lensmen - ordinary soldiers, sailors, and airmen who wanted to record and preserve their time in the largest conflict in world history." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
A FURNESS MILITARY CHRONICLE., Fell, Alfred.
112 Fell, Alfred. A FURNESS MILITARY CHRONICLE.
Kitchin, Ulverston, 1937, one of a limited edition of 120 copies. 
282 pp + list of subscribers, small 4to (10 5/16" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece: Ulverston Volunteer Light Infantry, 1803-6 - Roll of Members. Contents: The Middle Ages; Scottish Raiders; The Reign of the Tudors; The Civil War; The Eighteenth Century; The Nineteenth Century; The Ulverston Vol. Light Infantry; The Furness Troop of Yeomanry Cavalry; The Volunteer Movement, I; ditto, II; ditto, I I I ; A p p e n dices: Ulverston Volunteer Light Infantry - Taken from the Annual Pay-List and Return from 25th December 1804 to 24th December 1805; The Duke of Lancaster's Own Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry; The Ulverston Rifle Volunteers, 1860; 4th B at ta l io n Th e Ki ng's Own Royal Regt., formerly 1st Volunteer Battalion Lancashire Regt., Late Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps; 1st Volunteer Battalion The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment; The Furness Rifle Volunteers - Lines written in 186 0; Obs er vat io ns on So me Ancient Pieces of Ordnance and Other Relics, Discovered in the Island of Walney, in Lancashire by C.D. Archibald, Esq.; List of Articles in The King's Own Regimental Museum, Lancaster, Relating to Furness and Cartme l; T he Grea t W ar - Th e F urn ess and Cartmel Roll of Honour; Index. Previous owner's - bookplate on front pastedown, tiny very light foxing marks on preliminaries and on free rear endpaper, slightly cracked at two places, very light browning t o edg es of te xtbl ock, ligh t wr inkl ing at top/bottom of spine, 2" very shallow indentation line on front board, light edge rubbing, areas of light color loss on rear board and rear hinge, slight fading to spine color, a few small areas of very light dis colora tion/ soili ng on fron t boa rd. Good+ 
Price: 450.00 USD
 
 
113 Ferguson, John. With Stan & Shirley Fischler. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1989 0139206469 / 9780139206467 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
334 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "If the Montreal Canadiens had a weakness in the early 1960s it was size. Too often, small Canadiens were being battered against the boards and checked out of action. In 1963, that problem was solved, and a big part of the solutions was John Ferguson. Chosen out of the American Hockey Leauge by Frank Selke, Ferguson showed up in training camp with a reputation as a good hockey player, and one who hadn't lost a fight in the AHL. He lived up to his reputation during his first game in Boston. At the opening faceoff, he got into a fight with Ted Green, which he won. Not only that, Ferguson proceeded to score twice in that game, which ended in a 4-4 tie. John Ferguson played for the Canadiens for eight years, until he retired in 1971. During those years, he shared in five Stanley Cups, played five hundred games, scored 145 goals and 158 assists, and spent 1214 minutes in the penalty box. An extremely aggressive forward, he acted as the club's policeman and extended his dislike of opposing players off the ice. Ferguson retired from the Canadiens in 1971 to begin a new career as a businessman. He came back to hockey as Coach and General Manager of the New York Rangers in 1976, then as General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets, and finally as General Manager of Team Canada. Having retired once more from hockey, (he) will dedicate himself to his second great sporting love, as President of The Windsor Raceway." Minor wrinkling to top/bottom of text block, tiny dent to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, minor edge browning light crease down front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BODYSNATCHERS:  A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832., Fido, Martin.
114 Fido, Martin. BODYSNATCHERS: A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1988 0297793934 / 9780297793939 Very Good Very Good 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "From 1740 to 1832, freshly buried corpses were dug up and surreptitiously hawked to surgeons and anatomists in London and Edinburgh to dissect for research and teaching purposes. The resurrection trade brought together Fellows of the Royal Society and slum-dwelling criminals in an unholy alliance. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the illicit trade had become one of London's most efficiently organized departments of crime, with gang-leader Ben Crouch securing a virtual monopoly of delivery to half the teaching hospitals. In Scotland, several surgeons of great eminence loved the adventure of association with desperadoes and willingly accompanied them on their nocturnal excavations. Not surprisingly, there was great public consternation about the activities of the bodysnatchers, but it was only when Burke and Hare introduced murder as a means of acquiring 'subjects' that the authorities acted to eradicate the ghoulish practice. Martin Fido's book is an enthralling study of a strange byway of criminal low life. It provides the first full and accurate accounts of murderers Helen Torrence and Jean Waldie, Bishop and Head and El iza Ross. With sketches of the great surgeons who encouraged and sought to control the trade, 'Bodysnatchers' will interest many in the medical profession and social historians as well as devotees of the true crime genre." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper and embossed stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE CAVEMAN WITHIN US: HIS PECULIARITIES AND POWERS; HOW WE CAN ENLIST HIS AID FOR HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY., Fielding, William J.
115 Fielding, William J. THE CAVEMAN WITHIN US: HIS PECULIARITIES AND POWERS; HOW WE CAN ENLIST HIS AID FOR HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY.
New York Blue Ribbon 1931 5th Printing Good No Jacket 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket. Chapter headings: The Caveman and the Modern - Our Dual Nature; The Caveman's Background - Our Primitive Personality; The Caveman's Veneer - Our Cultural Personality; The Caveman Unmasked - Reveling in Dreams; The Caveman's Diversions; The Caveman's Tricks; The Caveman's Passion; The Caveman Fretting; The Caveman Sick; The Caveman's Religious Heritage; The Caveman Rebels; The Caveman's Halted Development; The Caveman Breaks Loose; The Caveman Disowned; The Caveman and the Genius; The Caveman Split Off; The Caveman Partly Dissociated; The Caveman Conciliated. Light browning to pages and endpapers, darkening to top edge of text block, very light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, dampness marks on half of the rear board and also a small light stain. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DUOLOGUES AND SCENES FROM THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN.  ARRANGED AND ADAPTED FOR DRAWING-ROOM PERFORMANCE.  (DUOLOGUES FROM JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS.), Filippi, Rosina (Mrs. Dowson), arranged by.  (Jane Austen.)
116 Filippi, Rosina (Mrs. Dowson), arranged by. (Jane Austen.) DUOLOGUES AND SCENES FROM THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN. ARRANGED AND ADAPTED FOR DRAWING-ROOM PERFORMANCE. (DUOLOGUES FROM JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS.)
London J.M. Dent 1895 First Edition Good No Jacket Miss Fletcher. 
139 pp, 6 7/8" H. Pale green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Tissue-covered frontispiece and decorated title page. 7 additional plates with descriptions of the costumes on the facing pages. Preface by Rosina Filippi and a short essay on costumes. The duologues: Literary Tastes - Catherine Morland and Isabella Thorpe (in the Pump Room, Bath), "Northanger Abbey"; The Settlement Question - Mr and Mrs John Dashwood, "Sense and Sensibility"; The Read-ing of Jane Fairfax's Letter - Miss Bates and Emma, "Emma"; A Strawberry Picnic - Mrs Elton and Mr Knightley, "Emma"; Three Loves - Emma and Harriet, and Emma and Mr Knightley, "Emma"; The Proposal of Mr Collins - Mrs Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Collins, "Pride and Prejudice"; Lady Catherine's Visit - Lady Catherine and Elizabeth Bennet, "Pride and Prejudice". Some separation at two places between page gatherings - pages are still firmly held in binding, very light browning in margins of pages, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, previous owner's name and date in ink on front free endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to spine, wrinkling/waviness in cloth on boards, light soiling to boards, tiny bump at corners. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE DREAM OF AENGUS., Findon, Joanne.
117 Findon, Joanne. THE DREAM OF AENGUS.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1994 1895555728 / 9781895555721 Very Good+ Very Good Ted Nasmith. 
Unpaginated (32 pp), 11 1/4" H. Colour illustrations. "Long ago, when immortals walked the green hills of Ireland, Caer's father, King Ethal, cast a terrible spell on her. Lest she marry a mortal man, Caer was condemned to live every second year in the form of a swan. At first she didn't mind drifting on the cold, empty waters of Loch Bel Dracon, but one day a young man came to the lake's shore, and she fell in love with him. Could she win the heart of Aengus? Or was Caer destined to be lonely forever? Ted Nasmith's detailed illustrations, based on ancient Celtic signs and symbols, enrich Joanne Findon's haunting retelling of a medieval Irish tale." Minor edge wear, a few tiny edge dents. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear and few tiny chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PRAHA GUIDEBOOK.  (PRAGUE.), Finlayson-samsourova, Roberta, English version.  Jana Hofmeistrova, Ivan Pfaff, Frantisek Suic, Jan Petr, Boris Houdek, Stanislav Sigmund.
118 Finlayson-samsourova, Roberta, English version. Jana Hofmeistrova, Ivan Pfaff, Frantisek Suic, Jan Petr, Boris Houdek, Stanislav Sigmund. PRAHA GUIDEBOOK. (PRAGUE.)
Praha Sportovni a Turisticke Nakladatelstvi 1960 Good+ No Jacket Karel Muller. 
[189] pp, 6 3/4" H. Colour pictorial boards, yellow cloth spine with blue/green lettering, integral ribbon bookmark. Illustrated title page and 14 additional drawings, plus decorations on folded colour map laid in band at rear of book by Karel Muller. Additional small b&w drawings by Jiri Rehak. B&w photographs, fold-out map of city transportation routes (trolley-buses, trams, municipal buses) in red/black/blue/white, two page "Plan of Excursions into the Environs of Prague in red/black/white. A mid-20th century guide to the city of Praha (Prague), Czechoslovakia. Sections headings: A Sketch of the City's History and Development; Objects of Interest; Science and Culture; Physical Training and Sport; Walks; Excursions into the Environs of Prague; General Information; Vocabulary; Index of Names; General Index. Very light browning to endpapers; boards have a bump at bottom corner, moderate edge wear, very light rubbing and some wrinkling on front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AVALANCHE OF APRIL., Flaccus, Kimball.
119 Flaccus, Kimball. AVALANCHE OF APRIL.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1934, Ist edition. 
60 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover (green cloth with black title blocks on spine and front cover, gold lettering) - no dust jacket. Interior - bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight w ith no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, textblock and on spine, tiny scuff on rear board. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF A RED-DEER., Fortescue, J.W. (John William, Sir.)
120 Fortescue, J.W. (John William, Sir.) THE STORY OF A RED-DEER.
London Macmillan 1938 Good+ No Jacket G.D. Armour. 
144 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration of red-deer stag on front board, top edge gilt. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) and 12 gravure plates (all present). The story of a red-deer stag, from his birth on Exmoor to his death in a waterfall as he attempts to elude hounds and hunters. In the interim, the life of the moor and forest intertwines with his as other inhabitants are introduced: rabbits, weasels, foxes, greyhens, blackcocks, pheasants, ducks, salmon, etc. Light browning to endpapers and in margins of pages, three places where there is slight separation between page gatherings - pages holding firmly, light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge of text block, slight lean to spine, 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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