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121 Davidson, Avram/Asimov, Isaac, eds. (Vance Aandahl, James White, Avram Davidson, Robert Wallsten, John Anthony West, Robert Silverberg, Richard Matheson, Isaac Asimov, Grendel Briarton, Otis Kidwell Burger, Israel Zangwill, Don White.) THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. INCLUDING VENTURE SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 24, NO. 2, WHOLE NO. 141. FEBRUARY 1963.
Mercury Press, Concord, N.H., 1963. 
130 pp, soft cover (digest size). Cover art by John Pederson, Jr. Contents: The Riddle Song by Vance Aandahl; Counter Security by James White; Books (department) by Avram Davidson; Punk's Progress by Robert Wallsten; Gladys's Gregory by John Anthony West; The Nature of the Place by Robert Silverberg; The Jazz Machine by Richard Matheson; Science: The Lost Generation by Isaac Asimov; Ferdinand Feghoot: LIX by Grendel Briarton; The Pleiades by Otis Kidwell Burger; Satan Mekatrig by Israel Zangwill; Peggy and Peter Go to the Moon by Don White; Editorial; F&SF Marketplace. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and cover edges, very light edge wear - a little more on spine, tiny light foxing marks on edges of textblock, very light rubbing, spine flat and a few small wrinkles. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
122 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316174939 / 9780316174930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 11 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Light edge wear, bump at top of spine, one small light corner bump, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR., Davis, Harry.  (Tasha Tudor.)
123 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316164917 / 9780316164917 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight waviness at top/bottom of text block, small very light soiling mark on fore-edge of text block, minor edge wear, very slight twist to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET., Davis, William C.
124 Davis, William C. THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET.
Stackpole, Harrisburg, PA, 1993, second hardcover edition. 
249 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811705765 B&w illustrations. "On May 15, 1864, at a little crossroads hamlet in Virginia, the fate of the Shenandoah Valley may have been decided and, with it, the ability of the Confederac y to survive in Virginia for another season. (This) is the story of one of those seemingly incredible hair's-breadth miracles that now and then dot the Civil War landscape. A scratch force of hastily assembled Confederates, outnumbered up t o t h e l ast minute, meets and decisively overcomes a superior Yankee army A former vice president and one-time candidate for the presidency commands the Rebel forces. The Corps of Cadets of Virginia Military Institute - some of them boys no ol de r t ha n f ou rteen - march to battle with the veterans, commencing a tradition and a legend that persist to this day. All these and more make up the dramatic story of New Market, and are told here in the most thoroughly researched and clearly pre se nte d b oo k eve r written on this legendary battle. Courage and heroism, youth and manhood, North and South - all meet compellingly in these pages, just as they met in the pelting rain on the battlefield that may have saved Virginia." Tiny din t a t to p ed ge of rea r board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
125 de Camp, L. Sprague. THE RELUCTANT KING TRILOGY. VOLUME ONE. THE GOBLIN TOWER. VOLUME TWO. THE CLOCKS OF IRAZ. VOLUME THREE. THE UNBEHEADED KING. 3 VOLUME SET.
Del Rey, New York, (1983), Ist printings. 
260 pp, 161 pp, 180 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. "King Jorian was rather attached to his head. Hence, he felt his promise to steal the Kist of Avlen, a treasure trove of ancient manuscripts on magic, was little enough a price to pay for a chance to escape his own beheading. But when the quest pitted him against one peril after another - a murderous wizard and his giant squirrel, a castle full of executioners, a marauding troop of ape men, and a voluptuous 500 year-old princess who was also a serpent - Jorian wondered if he'd made a good bargain..." Interiors - pages of volume 3 lightly browned, store stamps at bottom and small pen notation at top of first page of volumes 1 & 2, spines flat with light wrinkles on volume 3 but no reading creases. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CASTLE SERIES.  VOLUMES 1-6 & 8.  1. CASTLE PERILOUS.  2. CASTLE FOR RENT.  3. CASTLE KIDNAPPED.  4. CASTLE WAR!  5. CASTLE MURDERS.  6. CASTLE DREAMS.  8. BRIDE OF THE CASTLE.  7 BOOKS IN TOTAL., DeChancie, John.  (De Chancie)
126 DeChancie, John. (De Chancie) CASTLE SERIES. VOLUMES 1-6 & 8. 1. CASTLE PERILOUS. 2. CASTLE FOR RENT. 3. CASTLE KIDNAPPED. 4. CASTLE WAR! 5. CASTLE MURDERS. 6. CASTLE DREAMS. 8. BRIDE OF THE CASTLE. 7 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Ace First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Jim Gurney (1-3), James Warhola (4), Robert Grace (5,6) and Richard Hescox (8). 
The first six volumes in the "Castle" series, plus volume eight - 7 books in total, 6 7/8" H. **Please note: volume 7 - Castle Spellbound - is not included in this grouping.** 1. Castle Perilous - 249 pp, 1988, ISBN 044109418X. "Yesterday he was an unemployed philosophy major. Today he lives in a castle - that's worlds away from home. His best buddy looks like seven feet of walking shag carpet, and the girl in his life's from California. In Castle Perilous, everyone has some magical talent, and behind each of the 144,000 doors there's a new world to explore. There's only one hitch. There's a reason why it's called Castle Perilous." 2. Castle for Rent - 195 pp, 1989, ISBN 0441094066. "The king of Castle Perilous is time-trapped in that weird realm known as New York City. The other castle dwellers are lost and scattered throughout thousands of equally bizarre, equally barbaric, universes. And what's worse, their vacancy is being filled by nasty blue demons. Will anyone make it back in time to thwart the invasion? Or will Castle Perilous become a Castle for Rent?" 3. Castle Kidnapped - 216 pp, 1989, ISBN 0441094082. "The magic of Castle Perilous has gone awry, dumping its guests into wildly unlikely worlds. Computer whiz Jeremy, who never comes closer to exercise than absolutely necessary, is trapped on the planet of golf-crazed dinosaurs. Our hapless hero Gene finds himself on the planet of Amazon women, claimed as the love slave of their buxom queen. Unless Lord Incarnadine can pull the plug on his malfunctioning Castle, he's going to be facing the empty walls of Castle Kidnapped." 4. Castle War! - 233 pp, 1990, ISBN 0441092705. "Last year's little conflict with the Hosts of Hell has left the Castle Perilous a bit out of whack. Before Jeremy can write a program to stabilize the cosmos, an evil mirror version of the Castle appears - complete with a hostile army of alter egos drawn from its own 144,000 inverted worlds. A love-starved computer and animated chain saw don't help matters much. It's war." 5. Castle Murders - 243 pp, 1991, ISBN 044109273X. "How do you catch a killer in a castle with 144,000 back doors? The scene of the crime: a party at Castle Perilous. The victim: a nobleman who is certainly not the life of the party. The body is soon identified as the magic-dabbling viscount named Oren - but a corpse by any other name still smells of foul play! At any rate, mystery loves company, and everyone at Castle P. is scrambling for clues, alibis, and the murder weapon itself. Which is bound to show up - in the next victim!". 6. Castle Dreams - 228 pp, 1992, ISBN 0441094147. "Lord Incarnadine, King of the Realms Perilous, is dead as any one of the doornails in his wacky Castle P.'s thresholds to adventure. A would-be-royal rapscallion has all the Castle inmates spell-befuddled and battling for control of the throne. Meanwhile, Gene finds himself riding shotgun for a suntanned Amazon on the faster-than-light frontier - and Lord Inky discovers that there's risky business to be had everywhere - even in the shadowy world beyond the tomb!" 8. Bride of the Castle - 181 pp, 1994, ISBN 0441001203. "When Gene and Linda decide to get married, Castle Perilous lives up to its name! Seems the happy groom would rather face a horde of barbarians than his wedding guests - and that's a wish he's granted when he crosses a certain sinister portal. Now Gene is fighting the battle of his life - but he'll soon learn that that's nothing compared to the fury of a bride scorned. It's going to be one insane wedding day!" Interiors - Vols. 6 & 8 have a bookstore stamp and and old price in ink on first page, also a small bump at bottom corner of some pages at rear; most vols. have very light or light browning to pages - one has moderate browning. Exteriors - Vols. 6 & 8 have several corner creases on covers, five vols. have a tiny number stamped on bottom of text block, most vols. have light browning on some edges of text blocks, four vols. have a slight spine lean and two have light spine creasing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
127 DeFelice, Jim. THE RANGERS AT DIEPPE: THE FIRST COMBAT ACTION OF U.S. RANGERS IN WORLD WAR II.
New York Berkley Caliber 2008 0425219216 / 9780425219218 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good 
300 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On August 19, 1942, a combined Allied force, including fifty elite American soldiers, hit the beaches of northern France. What followed was one of the greatest debacles of World War II, with thousands of Allied personnel killed or captured. Here is the story of that little-known raid, of the courageous men who fought and died on that hopeless mission - and the baptism of fire of what would become the U.S. Army Rangers." Previous owner's name, place and date in large ink print on front free endpaper; front board slightly curled, several tiny dents to edges of boards, remainder mark on top of text block, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jackat has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PRAGUE.  GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES., Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by.   Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova.
128 Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by. Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova. PRAGUE. GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES.
Montclair, N.J. Abner Schram 1979 0839002254 / 9780839002253 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
252 pp, 13 1/2" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, pictorial endpapers. In publisher's original plain cardboard slipcase. B&w and colour reproductions. "(A) stunning exhibition of the city's mag-nificent art treasures. Compiled by the directors of Prague's National Museum and National Gallery, this important and eye-filling work is a rich cornucopia which art historians, students of central Europe, and travelers to the historic city may sample with profit and pleasure. Itself an art treasure with its ancient buildings, historic monuments, and panoramic views, 'the city of a hundred towers' is home to notable collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and objects d'art dating from Charles IV and even earlier. Reflecting Prague's position at the heart of Europe along centuries-old trade routes, these collections encompass the continent's many schools of art, architecture, and handicrafts and repre-sent a distillation of Prague's turbulent thousand-year history. Modern scholarship, including some extraordinary scholarly detective work on the Prague Castle Gallery collection, has uncovered, restored, and made available to experts and public alike many little-known treasures. Equally impressive are collections of early art, coins, astronomical instruments, and Bohemian and modern Czechoslovak glass and porcelain. History of church and state can be glimpsed in the art of stone-cutters, goldsmith and silversmiths, weavers and embroiderers, and masters of illuminated manu-scripts." Contents: Introduction; National Museum; National Gallery; Museum of Decorative Arts; Museum of the City of Prague; Treasury of St. Vitus' Cathedral; Prague Castle Gallery; State Jewish Museum; Military Museum; Illuminated Manuscripts in Prague Libraries. Slight toning to edges of text block, light toning in margins of illustration pages. Dust jacket has a small faint water mark at the bottom of the spine, very light browning at edges, very small stain on rear panel. Slipcase has minor edge wear, light browning at edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MAIDEN VOYAGES;  TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN.  VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA., Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by.  Inscribed.
129 Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by. Inscribed. MAIDEN VOYAGES; TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN. VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA.
Buckingham Baron 2002 0860236714 / 9780860236719 Limited Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
211 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Number 528 of a limited edition. INSCRIBED ON LIMITATION PAGE, "WITH BEST WISHES, ROY DERHAM". B&w illustrations. "Twelve weeks with TS 'Vindicatrix' prepared young lads for a life at sea, but not for the first trip - on liner, coaster, collier or cargo boat, cruise ship, tanker or tramp steamer. Often bullied, invariably seasick; cold, wet, hungry and initially miserable, most matured to become old hands - stewards, cooks or sometimes Master. Others swore never to go to sea again, and over four hundred lost their young lives for their country. Many became Distressed Seamen, yet survived. Some were torpedoed, sometimes more than once; some found themselves in prison camps. Others sailed to exotic places and met strange people. A few jumped ship and several fell overboard. Some were pushed. Most of them had strange experiences, saw far flung lands, and made lifetime friends. Many fell in love with the sea while some hated it but it earnt the respect of them all. Most express few regrets and all those in this book remember it well - that first trip as a graduate Vindi-boy, untried, uncertain and just a little afraid. This is the sum of the maiden voyages of over fifty Vindi-boys, who learnt their trade with the old lady of Sharpness between 1939 and 1966." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly cocked, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP., Dickens, Charles.
130 Dickens, Charles. THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good W.H.C. Groome. 
696 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Wishing to provide for his beloved granddaughter's future beyond the takings of their 'curiosity shop', Little Nell's grandfather takes to gambling and, through borrowing from the moneylender Daniel Quilp, loses everything they own. As beggars, they head to the Midlands and encounter many adventures, but the grandfather has lost his grip on reality and the strain of looking after them is too much for Nell. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT)., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Kathryn Hughes.
131 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Kathryn Hughes. THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT).
London Folio Society 2004 Quarter-Leather Fine "Phiz" 
871 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has light wear on front edges - mainly near corners, small slight bump at top/bottom of front edges, small tear at one corner, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT IN CHESHIRE 1914-1920., Disbrowe, E.J.W.
132 Disbrowe, E.J.W. HISTORY OF THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT IN CHESHIRE 1914-1920.
Swain, Stockport, 1920. 
108 pp + fold-out map at rear, 7 3/8" H, hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold badge on front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in. B&w photographs, map (Cheshire Volunteer Regiment, 1914-1920, Map of County of C heshire, Showing Battalion Areas). Chapter Headings: Outbreak of War, August 4th, 1914, to Recognition of Volunteer Force, February 29th, 1916; Commencement of Volunteer Movement to February 29th, 1916. The Fight for Recognition; Under W a r O f f i c e Administration, February 1916 - March 24th, 1920; Appendices: List of Volunteer Corps, with name of Hon. Secretary and Date of Formation; Summary of Receipts and Payments on Regimental and Battalion Accounts from the formation of t he R e gi me nt t o th e 31st March, 1916; Nominal Roll of Officers - Appointments previous to acceptance of Services by Crown, May 25th, 1916; Badges; Allocation of Company Areas (1915); Volunteer Units raised in 1804; Strength of Battalions fro m A pri l, 19 16, to Ar mi sti ce , November 11th, 1918; Attendance at Authorized Western Command Courses of Instruction; Roll of Officers and other Ranks who served with Special Service Companies - East Coast, 1918; List of Officers receiving Co mmis sion s s ubse quen t to Acc ept ance of Service by Crown. Light soiling and discloration from cloth on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on free front endpaper, front inside hinge a little weak but holding well; fold-out map has a cr ease/ tiny tear at f ore-e dge, a sma ll t ear a t hi nge (archivally taped) and a 1 1/2" closed tear at top edge (archivally taped); corners of boards slightly bumped; light soiling to edges of textblock; light rubbing; fading to color on spine; a few s mall air b ubbles under clot h on f ront board; ligh t wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. G+ 
Price: 115.00 USD
 
 
133 Dmitri, Ivan. COLOR IN PHOTOGRAPHY.
Ziff-Davis, Chicago, 1939. 
94 pp, 16mo (6 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. One of the Ziff-Davis "Little Technical Library" series. "An introduction to color photography could not be written by a more capable man than Ivan Dmitri, for his masterful color pictures have ap peared regularly in many great magazines. In this volume, he tells you what you need to know to make good pictures on natural color film. There are very complete chapters on solving the typical problems of landscapes, family pictures, tra v e l s c e n e s, action and sports pictures, beach and snow scenes, home interiors, theater and night street scenes. Final chapters explain in simple fashion how color prints can be made at home." Minor browning to endpapers, slight browning to s pi ne an d ed ge s of boards, foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, sveral small closed tears and tiny chips, light to moderate soiling, slight darkening to spine, flap-folds and edges; light browning on i nsi de sur f ace . Ve ry Go od-/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
134 Dobbs, Kildare. RIBBON OF HIGHWAY: BY BUS ALONG THE TRANS-CANADA.
Toronto Little, Brown 1992 20316187828 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
239 pp, 9 1/4" H. "World-traveller Kildare Dobbs has ridden the transcontinental buses to rediscover Canada for himself. He travelled more than 7,000 miles by bus along the world's longest national highway, the Trans Canada that runs from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. The result is a portrait of the immense land, a travel book lit by memories and imagination, and at the same time a chorus of Canadian voices, as the seatmates who travel with him tell their stories. Bus travellers tend not to be people who talk to Royal Commissioners or phone-in media shows. Yet going quietly about their lives they're truly representative of their origins and their country." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
135 Donachie, David. NELSON: BREAKING THE LINE.
London Orion 2002 0752846817 / 9780752846811 Soft Cover Very Good+ Geoff Hunt cover art. 
400 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w maps. "It is 1799 and after Nelson's victory in the Nile he is feted at home as our greatest of heroes. Further victories against the French raise his popularity with the public at large to a fever pitch. However, at court, Nelson's ego and his love for the sultry Emma Hamilton, seen as little more than a whore by the courtiers surrounding George III, dog his progress. Yet with the war against France reaching its crucial stages, his country needs him more than ever. Perhaps with one more great victory he will be finally accepted at the heart of society. From the smoke of war, to the perfume of the court, and from the wilds of the Atlantic to the vicissitudes of sun-drenched Naples, this is the story of a great hero, a doomed love affair and a war that stretched across the world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor crease at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FIGHTING COCK: BEING THE HISTORY OF THE 23rd INDIAN DIVISION, 1942-1947., Doulton, A.J.F., Lieut.-Colonel.  Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Reginald Savory.
136 Doulton, A.J.F., Lieut.-Colonel. Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Reginald Savory. THE FIGHTING COCK: BEING THE HISTORY OF THE 23rd INDIAN DIVISION, 1942-1947.
Aldershot Gale & Polden 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
318 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, maps (including 2 fold-outs at rear) - collated. "Here is the story of a famous Indian Division which will be of interest not only to those who wore the 'Fighting Cock' badge but to those who served in the campaigns in Burma which led to the defeat of the Japanese, covering as it does the whole period from 1942 when the Division was formed to the victory in Burma and later in Java. The book contains a particularly vivid picture of the blood-bath in Java and shows how, in this little-known 'war', the Division kept bright its reputation for gallant conduct and high endeavour." Tiny to small stains at bottom of pages 20/21 - migrate slightly into adjacent pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corner and light cloth fraying at bottom corner of front board, some light wrinkling of cloth on rear board, slight browning of edges. Dust jacket has several small tears and very small chips, general light soiling, slight darkening to spine, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, browning to inside surface. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE LEGEND OF THE PALM TREE., Duarte, Margarida Estrela Bandeira.
137 Duarte, Margarida Estrela Bandeira. THE LEGEND OF THE PALM TREE.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1940 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Paulo Werneck. 
Unpaginated, 12 1/2" H. Beaufifully illustrated in colour. When drought strikes a Brazilian native family, they trek to find a new home. Along the way, they encounter Carnauba, a woman turned into a palm tree by the Moon. She instructs the young boy in how to obtain food, drink, shelter, medicine and clothing from the palm and asks him to plant palm nuts in return for her help. Years later, when a plantation grows on what once was desert, the boy carries the nuts of the Tree of Providence to other native Brazilians. A few minor soft wrinkles at top of three pages, three small areas of surface paper loss on boards - at top and botton corner of front board and a little larger on the rear board near hinge, very small tear at top of front hinge, light soiling to boards, scattered light wrinkling and bubbling of paper on boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
138 Dubro, James. MOB MISTRESS,
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 077159917X / 9780771599170 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
200 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Shirley Ryce) tells of her upbringing as the spoiled daughter of a local bookie and card-game organizer, of her early marriage, and of the fateful meeting that turned a bored housewife and mother into a mob mistress. (She) moved in organized crime circles for almost two decades, and had many mob affairs. Although she knew little of the mobsters' 'business', she saw a great deal of the mob at play. Her break with the Papalias (Hamilton, Ontario crime family) and their cohorts, and her co-operation with the police, marked a dramatic change in ther life, and in 'Mob Mistress' she looks back at who and what she was with self-deprecating frankness. At the same time, she and Dubro both give an informed and clear-eyed view of her former 'playmates' - and of the law-enforcement officers who fight them daily." Small bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HANDFUL OF MEN QUARTET.  1. THE CUTTING EDGE.  2. UPLAND OUTLAWS.  3. THE STRICKEN FIELD.  4. THE LIVING GOD.  4 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Duncan, Dave.
139 Duncan, Dave. A HANDFUL OF MEN QUARTET. 1. THE CUTTING EDGE. 2. UPLAND OUTLAWS. 3. THE STRICKEN FIELD. 4. THE LIVING GOD. 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Jim Burns. Map by Steve Palmer. 
The four volumes of the "A Handful of Men" quartet - 6 7/8" H. 1. The Cutting Edge - 307 pp, 1993 first printing, ISBN 034538167X. "Beautiful Queen Inos married the loyal stableboy Rap and made him her king. Fifteen years went by, Rap and Inos were comfortable, secure, and truly happy, raising their family in the little backwater kingdom of Krasnegar, well removed from the hurly-burly of great affairs. But in far-off Hub, the old Imperor's health - and, some said, his sanity - deteriorated inexorably. The borderlands were seething. Prince Emshandar - or Shandie, as Rap knew him - found himself leading his grandather's armies into terrible battles where victory and justice hung in gravest doubt. And now the end of the millennium was at hand, ushered in by prophecies of cataclysmic upheaval on a scale never before imagined. All across Pandemia, sensible people tried to dismiss a growing sense of unease as superstitious nonsense. Then a God appeared to Rap and warned him that the prophecies spoke the least of the truth. Devastation was a certainty; total destruction loomed. The very fabric of the world was at risk. And it was all Rap's fault. The last thing in the world Rap wanted was another adventure. And it might be the last thing he would ever get - ." 2. Upland Outlaws - 299 pp, 1993 first printing, ISBN 0345384776. "The power-mad dwarf-sorcerer Zinixo had driven Emshandar V from his throne. He had shattered the ancient Protocol that kept tenuous peace among Pandemia's warlocks. And his conquest had only begun. Somehow the deposed Imperor had escaped his clutches - so far - but Shandie would soon be found. Then the Impire would be Zinixo's alone. Outlying countries would fall beneath his fist. And at long last, he would wreak fabulous revenge upon Rap of Krasnegar. For Zinixo wielded the greatest magic ever imagined: an army of slave-sorcerers bound to serve his every whim - to the death." 3. The Stricken Field - 338 pp, 1994 first printing, ISBN 0345388747. "The 'forces' opposing the tyrant (Zinixo) were paltry, their leaders few. Now as armies both magic and mundane swept across the lands, each rebel leader carried the flame of freedom to a different corner of troubled Pandemia. Shandie rode north - into disaster. Raspnex (Zinixo's warlock uncle) disappeared, pursuing his own secret plans. And Rap toiled through fetid, steaming jungles in search of a powerful troll-witch who did not want to be found - all unaware that his loved ones were far from home, and further yet from any prayer of safety." 4. The Living God - 429 pp, 1994 first printing, ISBN 034538878X. "The sorcerer Zinixo had declared himself Almighty, and none could doubt that the end of the era was at hand. Goblin hordes ravished the Impire. Dragons incinerated entire legions in the space of a heartbeat. The slave-sorcerers of the Covin practiced whatever barbarities Zinixo required. Soon would come midsummer, and the Nordland Moot, and the smell of blood upon the air. Soon the mad dwarf-sorcerer would truly reign supreme - unless Rap of Krasnegar could conjure a miracle at the end of the millennium. Rap and his rebels were recruiting any magic-users the Covin had not yet perverted. And when the time came to move against Zinixo - if it came - they would aim one single, killing blow against the tyrant. It wasn't much of a plan. But it was all they had - ." Interiors - Part One has very light browning to pages, Part Four has one page with a small corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - Part One has light browning to edges of text block and light wear on front hinge; the other books have very light edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SHIP RECOGNITION - WARSHIPS:  N.A.T.O. POWERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT SHIPS., Dunn, Laurence.
140 Dunn, Laurence. SHIP RECOGNITION - WARSHIPS: N.A.T.O. POWERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT SHIPS.
Adlard Coles, London, (1954), repinted second edition. 
159 pp, oblong 24mo. (5" H x 7 3/8" D), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, profiles. "...portray(s) by drawing and photograph the more important ships belonging to the several Navies which go to make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. At the same time certain units of other Navies have been included by way of comparison...present(s) these N.A.T.O. ships in a straightforward manner, so arranged that even the reader with little technical knowledge will be able to identify the ship before him with the minimum of time and effort..." Contents: Basic Naval Shapes; Aircraft Carriers; Battleships; Cruisers; Destroyers; Frigates; Submarines; Miscellaneous Types (includes - Minelayers, Minesweepers, Light Torpedo Craft, Depot Ships, Other Types). A few minor foxing marks on preliminaries, light browning to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light edge browning, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading to color on spine and flap-f olds, minor soiling. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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