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DARLING JUDI: A CELEBRATION OF JUDI DENCH., Miller, John, ed.  (Benedict Nightingale, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Ian Richardson, Richard Eyre, Stanley Wells, Michael Pennington, Trevor Nunn, Bob Larbey, Bill Nighy, Dearbhla Molloy, Hugh Whitemore, Martin Jarvis, Tim Piggott-Smith, Ned Sherrin, et al
161 Miller, John, ed. (Benedict Nightingale, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Ian Richardson, Richard Eyre, Stanley Wells, Michael Pennington, Trevor Nunn, Bob Larbey, Bill Nighy, Dearbhla Molloy, Hugh Whitemore, Martin Jarvis, Tim Piggott-Smith, Ned Sherrin, et al DARLING JUDI: A CELEBRATION OF JUDI DENCH.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005 0297847910 / 9780297847915 Third Printing Near Fine Near Fine 
195 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w and colour photographs. "Her very name encourages a warm and admiring response from the public, whether for Shakespearean performances (most recently the Countess in 'All's Well That Ends Well') or in the contemporary theatre (in plays by David Hare and Hugh Whitemore, among others), on TV (the series 'A Fine Romance' and 'As Time Goes By') or in the cinema ('Mrs Brown, her Oscar-winning performance in 'Shakespeare in Love', 'Iris', 'The Shipping News', and four James Bond films as 'M'). Now, to mark Judi Dench's seventieth birthday, John Miller, her biographer, has invited fellow actors, writers, people of the theatre, film and TV, to illustrate her genius and her character from their own experiences and perspective." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PHOTOGRAPHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.  THE CAMERA AS WITNESS - THE PHOTOGRAPH AS EVIDENCE., Monk, Lorraine.  Introduction by Walter Cronkite.
162 Monk, Lorraine. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. PHOTOGRAPHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. THE CAMERA AS WITNESS - THE PHOTOGRAPH AS EVIDENCE.
Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto, 1989, first edition. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921912013 51 b&w and colour photographs with text on opposing page. "(A) collection of remarkable images, drawn from over one hundred and fifty years of photographic history, that hav e shaped our perceptions of the world, even influenced the course of history. Unforgettable images such as Robert Capa's 'Death of a Loyalist Soldier', Eddie Adams's Saigon street execution, the shootings at Kent State recorded by student J o e F i l o , and 'Buzz' Aldrin on the moon, snapped by fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong are included here, along with classics of the art by acknowledged masters such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bo ur ke - Wh il e, a nd Eugene Smith. There are portraits that forever fix a public figure in memory: Yousuf Karsh's arresting photograph of Winston Churchill; the ubiquitous official portrait of Mao Tse-tung; William Notman's commanding picture of Ch ief S itt ing Bu ll; th e publicity photograph of Garbo that created the legend; and the movie still of Charlie Chaplin as the Little Tramp. There are the achievements of photographic pioneers that amazed and delighted earlier generation s: D ague rre' s B oule vard du Temp le, catching the first image of a human being on film; Nadar's view of Paris from a balloon, the first aerial photograph; Eadweard Muybridge's landmark study of a galloping horse; and Harold Edgerton's drop of m ilk, one o f the fir st hi gh-sp eed, stop -act ion photographs. Each photograph is accompanied by an illuminating essay, describing the events surrounding the moment when the shutter clicked, offering details on the life and career of the photog raphe r, and invit ing t he rea der on a jo urney of di scovery." Slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MUCK AND MAGIC: STORIES FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE.  (BLACK AND WHITE; BELLA'S DEN; SCARED; WHERE IS THE KEY TO UNIVERSE?;  RATS OF MEADOWSWEET FARM; MR HASBINI'S GARDEN; SECRET STONES; HECTOR'S GREAT ESCAPE; DEREK DUNGBEETLE & LOST LOVER; EVERYTHING MUST, Morpurgo, Michael, ed.  (Rachel Anderson, Berlie Doherty, Anthony Horowitz, Ted Hughes, Dick King-Smith, Elizabeth Laird, Joanna Lumley, Bel Mooney, Alick Rowe, Ian Strachan, Sean Rafferty.)  Introduction by H.R.H. The Princess Royal.
163 Morpurgo, Michael, ed. (Rachel Anderson, Berlie Doherty, Anthony Horowitz, Ted Hughes, Dick King-Smith, Elizabeth Laird, Joanna Lumley, Bel Mooney, Alick Rowe, Ian Strachan, Sean Rafferty.) Introduction by H.R.H. The Princess Royal. MUCK AND MAGIC: STORIES FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE. (BLACK AND WHITE; BELLA'S DEN; SCARED; WHERE IS THE KEY TO UNIVERSE?; RATS OF MEADOWSWEET FARM; MR HASBINI'S GARDEN; SECRET STONES; HECTOR'S GREAT ESCAPE; DEREK DUNGBEETLE & LOST LOVER; EVERYTHING MUST
London Heinemann 1995 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), in dust jacket (with Quentin Blake illustration). B&w illustrations. "Written in support of 'Farms for City Children', the charity established by Clare and Michael Morpurgo, this unique and special anthology has contributions from some of the very best children's writers of today. With illustrations by: Christian Birmingham, Quentin Blake, Aafke Brouwer, Anthony Browne, Martin Chatterton, Michael Foreman; Elizabeth Frink, Jonathan Heale, Anthony Kerins, John Lawrence, Tony Ross and John Vernon Lord. (T)his wonderful and original collection of newly-commissioned stories, each with a specially commissioned illustration, celebrates the countryside and its inspiration to children." Very small bump at bottom corner of boards, previous owner's names on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
164 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING.  DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION., Muir, P.H., Editor.  P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil.
165 Muir, P.H., Editor. P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil. TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING. DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION.
London Cassell 1952 First Edition Very Good Good- 
105 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Nature and Scope of Book-Collecting, by P.H. Muir; The Period Before Printing, by E.P. Goldschmidt; The Language of Book-Collecting, by Simon Nowell-Smith; Fashions in Book-Collecting, by John Carter; Binding and Binders, by Howard M. Nixon; Milestones of Civilization, by Ernest Weil; The Theatre for Collectors, by Ifan Kyrle Fletcher. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription in ink from 1952 on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, soft corner crease on last page, light small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; edge wrinkling and a few very small edge chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; 1"x2" piece clipped from bottom of front flap; 2" tear at top of front panel with old tape residue has now been archivally taped; protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A GUIDE TO THE RUINS OF KENILWORTH CASTLE., N/A.
166 N/A. A GUIDE TO THE RUINS OF KENILWORTH CASTLE.
W.H. Smith and Son, Warwick, n.d. 
23 pp, 6 1/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, reproductions. A small guidebook, giving a brief history of the Castle and its times, and a description of the ruins. Interior - staple is slightly rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate soiling - mainly on rear cover, small soft corner crease on rear panel, staple slightly rusty. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHARLIE'S ANGELS ANNUAL 1979., N/A.
167 N/A. CHARLIE'S ANGELS ANNUAL 1979.
Stafford Pemberton, Knutsford, 1978. 
61 pp, 10 3/4" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial board) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0860301303 Profusely illustrated in colour. Tie-in to the popular television series. Contents: Lost and Found; Cheryl Ladd; Why They're Flying High; Angels in London; Kate Jackson; New York Clean-up; Jaclyn Smith; Crossword; Private Eye of Yesteryear; Grace Darling; The Rescue Missile; Florence Nightingale; Love Gone Wrong; A Dog for You; Who's the Angel? Previous owner's note and name in ink at bottom of title page, crossword puzzle has been completed, light rubbing to glossy boards, minor edge wear, slight fading to spine color. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WIDOW BEDOTT PAPERS., Neal, Alice B., Introduction.  [Frances Miriam Whitcher, nee Berry.]
168 Neal, Alice B., Introduction. [Frances Miriam Whitcher, nee Berry.] THE WIDOW BEDOTT PAPERS.
Cincinnati Derby & Jackson 1856 Good N. Orr. 
403 pp + [4] pp publisher's advertising, 7 1/2" H. Green cloth (faded to a brownish hue) with blindstamped decoration on front and rear boards, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Eight b&w plates (including frontispiece) - the paper of these illustrations has tanned in comparison with the text pages. The author is not credited on the title page, but noted in the introduction as Miriam Berry, married to Rev. B.W. Whicher, and identified elsewhere as Frances Miriam Whitcher nee Berry. Mrs. Whitcher is possibly the first published female American humorist and this collection contains some acerbic observations of the social conventions of the early 19th century. The chapter headings include: The Widow Discourses of Pumpkins; The Widow Loses Her Beau; Mr. Crane About to Propose; Mr. Crane Walks Out; The Widow "Sets Her Cap"; The Widow Having Heard That Elder Sniffles is Sick, Writes to Him; The Widow Prepares to Receive Elder Sniffles on Thanksgiving-Day; Aunt Maguire Treats of the Contemplated Sewing Society at Scrabble Hill; Mrs. Mudlaw's Recipe for Potato Pudding; Morning Calls or, Every Body's Particular Friend; etc. Previous owner's (early) name stamp on front free endpaper nad on page117, previous owner's name in pencil at top of title page, pencill notation from 1877 on one rear blank page, light to moderate browning on illustration pages, slight separation between some page gatherings but still holding firmly in binding, scattered foxing/staining on some pages throughout book and on endpapers, browning and scattered faint foxing on edges of text block, moderate edge wear at board corners and at top/bottom of spine, corners are slightly bumped; moderate browning and some disolouration/staining on boards and spine; spine decoration colour is faded. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE DEATH OF GLORY: THE WESTERN FRONT 1915., Neillands, Robin.
169 Neillands, Robin. THE DEATH OF GLORY: THE WESTERN FRONT 1915.
London John Murray 2006 0719562449 / 9780719562440 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
298 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The First World War remains a controversial subject: the bitter reality clouded with damaging and popular myths. Many of these misconceptions relate to the competence of the generals, the events of 1915 and the battles of Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge and Festubert, as well as the larger disasters at Second Ypres - scene of the first gas attack - and, finally, the shambolic Battle of Loos. However, the reality of these battles has been gradually concealed by the allegtion that the men were 'lions led by donkeys', with much of the blame put on the generals. In this well-researched and highly readable book, Robin Neillands reveals the truth behind this fallacy and the events surrounding the battles, and sets them in a wider context. By the start of 1915, a tough year for the British in France, the British Army had only been in action for four months and the burden was shifting to the Territorial Forces - enthusiastic amateurs at best at this time. The battles were either disasters or inconclusive, but the real reason for despair was that this war, entered into for the liberation of Belgium, had lost its moral argument and was now just another bloody, senseless slaughter." Slight cigarette odor, light wrinkling at top of spine, slight browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
170 Neillands, Robin. THE GREAT WAR GENERALS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-18.
London Robinson 1999 1854879006 / 9781854879004 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
549 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(C)hallenges the popular myth about the incompetence and callousness of the Great War generals and examines the events that took place on the Western Front through the eyes of these same officers to explain the circumstances that led them to plan and fight as they did. (Asks) the questions: Why was Britain so unprepared for a European war in 1914?; What role did the British politicians play?; What was the truth behind Anglo-French relations?; Can the Australians and Canadians really take credit for the great victories of the War?; Was the arrival of the American army really decisive?; Was any general really equipped with the knowledge and information to deal with the horrors of trench warfare?; How much of what we now believe about the Great War is true? This thoroughly researched and controversial book shatters many assumptions about the leadership of the Great War and the myth of the Great War generals. It must be read by anyone seeking the real story of the First World War." Tiny bump at corner of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at top, very slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has kight to moderate edge wrinkling, soft crease down spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
171 Neillands, Robin. THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES: THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 1914.
London John Murray 2004 0719556465 / 9780719556463 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
362 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "On 19 August, 1914, the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, wrote a letter to the First Army commander, General von Kluck: 'It is my Royal and Imperial Command that you concentrate your energies and the valour of my soldiers to exterminate the treacherous English and walk over General French's contemptible little army.' (This book) chronicles that little army, the British Regular Army of 1914: how it came to be in France at all, the long years of intrigue and preparation that preceded its departure, and what happened to it in four short months of total war. Robin Neillands uses a wealth of first-hand accounts, and his great experience in bringing military history alive, to take the reader on a gripping and horrific journey to the battlefields of First World War France." Light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling/creases, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THESE MY FRIENDS AND FOREBEARS:  THE O'BRIENS OF DROMOLAND., O'Brien, Grania R.
172 O'Brien, Grania R. THESE MY FRIENDS AND FOREBEARS: THE O'BRIENS OF DROMOLAND.
Whitegate, County Clare Ballinakella Press 1991 0946538034 / 9780946538034 First Edition Very Good Inscribed By Author
259 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, drawings, family trees, reproductions. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "With best wishes for happy reading from the author Grania R. O'Brien 1991". "(The author) is the younger daughter of the 16th Baron Inchiquin. She was brought up at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, the O'Brien family home until it was sold in 1962. Using much previously unpublished material for this publication, she has researched in the Irish Record Offices; the National Library; Trinity College, Dublin; the Clare Champion; the Northern Ireland and London Public Record Offices as well as using other sources." Contents: List of Illustrations; Introduction and acknowledgements; Dromoland - The House Itself; Donat (Sir Donough) O'Brien moves to Dromoland; Lucius O'Brien and the Keightleys; Sir Edward O'Brien - Racing Days; Sir Lucius O'Brien and Ann French; Politics, Building and Famine; The Trial of William Smith O'Brien; Problems with Louisa, Lady Inchiquin; The End of the Nineteenth Century; Troubled Times; The Family Departs; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. Book is lightly cocked, small bump at bottom of spine, two very small bumps on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BOOK TRADE IN CANADA, Parker, George L.
173 Parker, George L. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BOOK TRADE IN CANADA
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1985 0802025471 / 9780802025470 First Edition Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
346 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Red cloth binding with black lettering on spine, black and gold lettering on front board with black illustration. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Organization of the Pioneer Book Trade; The Quest for a Colonial Literature; Bookselling from 1820 to 1867; The Mid-Century Revolution in Printing Technology; Building a National Publishing Industry; Towards a Compromise; Conclusions; Notes; Appendices: The Growth of the Printing and Allied Trades 1867-1900; Exports: Statistics Based on the Annual Trade and Navigation Returns 1867-1900; Imports: Ditto; A Selected List of Copyright Acts. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, minor corner wear, soft crease at bottom corner/fore-edge of approx. first 35 pages. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
FRANK HARRIS.  TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES 103., Pearsall, Robert Brainard.
174 Pearsall, Robert Brainard. FRANK HARRIS. TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES 103.
Twayne, New York, 1970. 
196 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Frank Harris was one of the strangest and yet one of the finest of the transatlantic men of letters. His recent fame has been based on his monumental book of reminiscences, 'My Life and Loves', w hich was sold on the underground market for many years, and was issued in a blaze of publicity by Grove Press in 1963....Pearsall's book will go far toward rectifying the wrong image of Harris as a crook, philanderer, and literary freak. T h e H a r r i s he presents is charged with finer accomplishments. He was one of the ablest editors in London, and one of the finest conversationalists. He was the friend of poets, novelists, critics, scientists, and statesmen. His work as a bi og ra p hi ca l es sa yi st made George Bernard Shaw call him 'a greater Plutarch'. His stories were anthologized everywhere, and his criticism could make or break a new reputation. And best of all, his own creative works possessed, and do to this da y, a qui te ma rve llo us freshness, skill, and modernity. At several times in his life, Harris reached peaks of financial and political success. That he systematically threw away all such successes, and returned to study and to writing, is pa rt o f h is cha rac ter as pres ent ed by Pearsall. For Harris was above all a writer, and it was to writing that he dedicated his best thought and finest energy." Dust jacket has heavy fading to spine color - black lettering still very legible, ligh t br own ing, mino r wr inkl ing a t to p of spine. Near Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A NEW BRUNSWICK ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE., Peck, Mary Biggar.  Foreword by George F.G. Stanley.
175 Peck, Mary Biggar. Foreword by George F.G. Stanley. A NEW BRUNSWICK ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1987 0888820968 / 9780888820969 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
144 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 10 5/8" D). "Mary Biggar Peck has selected over 160 black and white photos from 1885 to 1955, dividing them into nine sections under headings such as, 'Rural Life', 'War and Disaster', and 'Ceremony and Celebration'. Each section is arranged, when possible, in chronological order. Fishermen and steelworkers, farmers and firemen, sailors and students, parents and children are captured at work, at school, and at play. Towns, bridges, buildings, parades, and picnics illuminate this glimpse of a vanished way of life. These, of course, are photographs of life in New Brunswick and, as such, they present a living history of that province and its people." Very small dint on first few pages - from bump on inside of front board, light edge wear, waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has a small and a tiny edge tear with creases on rear panel (archivally taped), two tiny dints on rear hinge, light rubbing/indentation lines on rear panel, slight fading to color on spine and hinges, light glue residue at bottom edge of spine and hinge areas. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A NEW BRUNSWICK ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE., Peck, Mary Biggar.  Foreword by George F.G. Stanley.
176 Peck, Mary Biggar. Foreword by George F.G. Stanley. A NEW BRUNSWICK ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1987 0888820968 / 9780888820969 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
144 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 10 5/8" D). "Mary Biggar Peck has selected over 160 black and white photos from 1885 to 1955, dividing them into nine sections under headings such as, 'Rural Life', 'War and Disaster', and 'Ceremony and Celebration'. Each section is arranged, when possible, in chronological order. Fishermen and steelworkers, farmers and firemen, sailors and students, parents and children are captured at work, at school, and at play. Towns, bridges, buildings, parades, and picnics illuminate this glimpse of a vanished way of life. These, of course, are photographs of life in New Brunswick and, as such, they present a living history of that province and its people." 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
A-Z OF STAFFORDSHIRE DOGS: A POTTED HISTORY, Pope, Clive Mason
177 Pope, Clive Mason A-Z OF STAFFORDSHIRE DOGS: A POTTED HISTORY
Woodbridge, Suffolk Antique Collectors' Club 1999 1851492585 / 9781851492589 Reprint Fine Very Good 
168 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Colour photographs. "In the 18th century, artists and potters were not slow to reflect in models the interest of the time in identifying and selectively breeding individual types of dog, and continental and home-based factories started to produce realistic examples of both sporting and pampered dogs. Following Landseer's painting of 1836 of Queen Victoria's favourite dog, the King Charles Spaniel Dash, the potters of Staffordshire were not slow to seize the opportunity to turn Dash into a national icon. Pairs of spaniels were portrayed in clay in enormous quantities, followed soon after by many other breeds. The modellers are usually anonymous, but the simple hand-painted decoration, often done by children, gives each piece an individuality and vitality, and as (this) charming book shows, these dogs have an enduring quality that makes them as endearing today as they were when first made." Very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and top edge of rear panel, two tiny dints on front hinge. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
178 Powell, Patrick; Sharp, Ben; Palmer, Bill; Farwell, Ian; Fournier, Denny, Maj, Mary; Smith, Debbie; Stradwick, Karen; Casey, Shelley; Brown, Wynna; Marshall, Alison; Balfour, Nicola; Grimbly, Bob; Downey, Bob; Patience, Michell; Walker, Jenny; et al. BRASS TACKS. VOL. 2 NO. 1 DECEMBER, 1979.
Burlington, Ontario Brass Tacks 1979 Good 
48 pp, 10 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "(P)roduced by a group of high school students and teachers who endeavor to share the history and folk-lore of Halton County". Contents: Milton Jail and Courthouse; Leonard - My Husband (reminiscences of Mrs. Margaret McKindley); Lowville - Lost in Time; Good Old School Days (Lowville & Waterdown); Blue Knights of Long Ago (Hamilton Police Force); A Special Kind of Witch (water witching/dowsing); Oakridge Farm since 1837; Full Steam Ahead (steam traction engines); Yesterday is Yours (an interview with the curator of Battery Lodge, Dundurn Castle); Dolls: 4000 Eyes from the Past; "We Are The Church" (Oakville's African Methodist Episcopal Church); "They Held Nothing Sacred" (history/development of Maple Avenue, Burlington); "One Tin Soldier" (Doug Jarvis' collection). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more on spine, light rubbing on covers - more near spine, creases at top corner of front cover, soft wrinkles on covers - mostly at spine area. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ST PAUL'S IN ITS GLORY:  A CANDID HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL, 1831-1911., Prestige, G.L.
179 Prestige, G.L. ST PAUL'S IN ITS GLORY: A CANDID HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL, 1831-1911.
S.P.C.K., London, 1955, first edition. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "When Sydney Smith was admitted to a Canonry at St Paul's in October, 1831 'the two most conspicuous features of the Cathedral were vast emptiness and encompassing dirt'. The eighty y ears which followed, until Gregory relinquished the deanery in 1911, were a period of immense changes in the life, operation, and embellishment of St Paul's. To every aspect of this reformation the author has brought a thorough knowledge o f C a t h e d r al records, fine judgement, and agility in exposition. Much of the work is necessarily concerned with the mechanics of operating a great Church. Here and throughout the book the treatment is not only lucid but entertaining....As w el l a s le ar ni ng t o understand the problems of Cathedral finance or the organization of the Choir School, we discover, for example, how the restive horses of Queen Victoria's carriage were pacified during the Diamond Jubilee Service of 189 7. Dr P res ti ge' s s tud ies of the remarkable men who guided and served the affairs of St Paul's in these years show real depth and insight." Light soiling to edges of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light ed ge wear - main ly at t op/b otto m of spi ne and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, two very small tears with creases at top of rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, very light rubbing on front panel, browning to s pin e and fl ap-fo lds . Ve ry Go od+/V ery G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
180 Pringle, David, ed. Terry Pratchett, foreword. THE ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY: THE DEFINITIVE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE.
Woodstock, New York Overlook 1998 0879519371 / 9780879519377 First Edition Near Fine Very Good 
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Color and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Types of Fantasy; Fantasy Cinema; Television Fantasy; Who's Who of Fantasy; A-Z of Fantasy Characters & Entities; Fantasy Games; Fantasy Worlds; Fantasy Magazines; Glossary; Index. "(A)n extensive survey of the whole genre." Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edgwear at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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