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TUDOR FAMILY PORTRAIT., Winchester, Barbara.
161 Winchester, Barbara. TUDOR FAMILY PORTRAIT.
Jonathan Cape, London, 1955, third impression. 
330 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations, genealogical charts. "From a collection of Tudor letters - one of the most important yet discovered - Barbara Winchester has produced the portrait of an ordinary, middle-class f amily living in sixteenth-century England. John Johnson, a merchant of the Staple, was in many ways an exemplary man, as diligent in business as in the ordering of his domestic affairs. He preserved the letters he received from his wife - a c h a r m i ng and impetuous creature - as well as those from his brothers, relations and friends whose tangled troubles he was sometimes called upon to straighten out. From these letters and from the accounts he kept emerges a complete pictu re of th e pe ri od a s it was reflected in the lives of a typical bourgeois family. What is necessary for the background has been supplied with scrupulous and scholarly skill...." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top /bo t tom of sp ine , v ery mi nor soiling to fore-edge of textblock, a few small fingernail dints on top of textblock. Dust jacket has small chips, tears, moderate wear and creasing at top of spine; moderate wear at top of flap-folds; fading to spin e colo r an d d ecor atio n, l ight to moderate browning. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JULIE ANDREWS:  A LIFE ON STAGE AND SCREEN., Windeler, Robert.
162 Windeler, Robert. JULIE ANDREWS: A LIFE ON STAGE AND SCREEN.
Birch Lane / Carol Publishing, Secaucus, N.J., 1997. 
262 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1559723912 B&w photographs. "Since her professional singing debut at the London Hippodrome in 1947 - at the age of twelve - Julie Andrews has been a star. In the half century since th ose last days of British vaudeville, through her smash Broadway comeback in 'Victor/Victoria', she has triumphed on stage, in the movies, and on television. At thirteen, Julie gave a command performance for the Queen of England, at nineteen she b e c ame a Broadway star in 'The Boy Friend', and she became a theatrical legend before she was twenty-one, as Elize Doolittle in 'My Fair Lady'. By the time she was thirty-one, Julie was the best-paid and most beloved actress in the world, with a n Ac ad emy Award for her first movie, 'Mary Poppins', and an international box-office championship with her third movie, 'The Sound of Music'. Her remarkable body of work up to this point stamped her with an indelible image she came to resent: who le som e, innocent, the nanny next door. Worse, at the peak of her enormous success, Andrews was unhappy enough to submit to daily psychotherapy. Her first marriage, to childhood sweetheart Tony Walton, broke down. After two flop movie musicals, 'St ar!' an d 'Darling Lili', the press and the public seemed to turn on her. Julie became box-office poison in Hollywood but even in her semiexile starred in critically successful, Emmy-winning television variety series, wrote two children's book s, a nd pe rfor med live....Here at last is the whole sixty-two-year life story of Julie Andrews - her meteoric rise, her devastating fall, and her incredible comeback, from the little English girl with the freak four-octave, crystalline voice to th e sur prisin g leg end who has outlasted her critics. Rober Windeler's affectionate and insightful biography reveals the full-blooded woman behind the high and low notes." Small soft bump at top corner of pages 35 to 50, minor wrinkling at bottom of spi ne, sma ll wat er mark and tiny stain on rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, tiny stain on inside rear panel. Very GoodVery Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
163 Winterbotham, F.W. THE NAZI CONNECTION.
Harper Row, New York, (1978). 
222 pp., 8vo., Ist ed., hard cover in dust jacket. Winterbotham reveals his secret activities as a British spy in the early years of the Third Reich. Dust jacket is price clipped. VG/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LAUGHING GAS., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
164 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.) LAUGHING GAS.
McCelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1936), first Canadian edition. 
311 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" h), hard cover (orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. "Dirty work in the Fourth Dimension was the cause of all the trouble. Somebody slipped up badly, the wires became crossed and an 'identity-switch' resulted. Briefly the facts were these. B.K. Burwash and I.J. Zizzbaum, fang-wrenching rivals of high repute, simultaneously performed their miracles of dental surgery on Joey Cooley, Hollywood's famous child star, and Reginald, third Earl of Havershot. And it was during the brief space of time that the gas administered by Messrs. Burwash and Zizzbaum was doing its stuff and the patients' liberated souls were hob-nobbing in the Fourth Dimension, that the dirty work took place. Reginald returned to consciousness in the diminutive, if decorative, body of the child star, whilst the soul of young Cooley had been parked in the massive frame of the third Earl. And so the trouble began!" Interior - very light browning to endpapers. Exterior - moderate browning and light foxing to edges of textblock, three small stains on top of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump to corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fraying at top of spine, light fading and wrinkling on spine, four tiny faint white marks on front board. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
165 Woodcock, George. THE CANADIANS.
Fitzhenry and Whiteside, (Don Mills, Ontario, 1979). 
306 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, color plates. Contents: Canadian Origins - The Earliest Immigrants; The Explorers; Region and Nation. A Pattern of Regions - Newfoundland: Where the Empire Began; Atlantic Canada; Quebec: Remembrance of Things Past; Ontario; The Prairie Provinces: Canada's Third World; British Columbia: Beyond the Great Divide; The Vulnerable North. A Canadian Identity - Unity Without Uniformity; The Life of the Arts; Canadians at Leisure; Canada: Identity Crisis. "George Woodcock's lively descriptions are enhanced by more than 250 black and white illustrations, many never published before and others proven favourites. These, together with 16 pages of full colour, bring a panorama of Canadian impressions from early Eskimo carvings and the sketch books of Yukon hopefuls to the artistic lineage of such artists as Jack Shadbolt and Alex Colville and the tracings of modern Canadian architecture. (He) punctuates his new insights into the Canadian style with 30 delightfully candid and often humorous profiles of some of the great regional figures from Samuel Hearne to Camillien Houde, from Joseph Brant to Joey Smallwood, from Amor de Cosmos to Margaret Laurence and from Tiktak to Donald Creighton." Previous owners initials on free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has moderate edge wear, light rubbing, a few tiny to small closed tears - some with creases. VG+/G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.  A NEW EDITION IN FOUR VOLUMES.  (DECORATIVE BINDINGS.), Wordsworth, William.
166 Wordsworth, William. THE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. A NEW EDITION IN FOUR VOLUMES. (DECORATIVE BINDINGS.)
Paternoster-Row, (London) Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman 1832 Half-Leather Very Good- 
343 pp, 377 pp, 358 pp, 357 pp - 4 volume set, 6 1/8" H, leather spines (with gilt lettering and gilt and blindstamped decoration), leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, speckled decoration to text block edges. Peach coloured endpapers with previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of each volume - "Hon. Arthur G.C. Cole". Errata slips tipped in each volume after the "Contents" page(s). Volume I - section headings: Preface; Poems Referring to the Period of Childhood; Juvenile Pieces; Poems Founded on the Affections; Poems of the Fancy; Poems on the Naming of Places; Inscriptions. Volume II - section headings: Poems of the Imagination; Miscellaneous Sonnets (Part First & Part Second); Memorials of a Tour in Scotland, 1803; Memorials of a Tour in Scotland, 1814; Sonnets Dedicated to Liberty (Part First & Part Second); Memorials of a Tour on the Continent; Notes. Volume III - section headings: The River Duddon; The White Doe of Rylstone; Ecclesiastical Sketches (Part First, Part Second & Part Third); Poems of Sentiment and Reflection; Poems Referring to the Period of Old Age; Epitaphs and Elegiac Poems; Preface to the Second Edition of the "Lyrical Ballads"; Appendix. Volume IV - section headings: The Excursion; Notes. Vol. I page leaves 141/141 & 143/144 have a very small chip/tear and a 1/2" piece missing at the fore-edges, these pages and adjacent pages also have some areas of foxing/light staining. Vol. IV has a faint stain at bottom corner of pages 347 to end of book. All volumes have scattered foxing on endpapers and some adjacent pages. There are also a few tiny foxing marks thoughout all volumes, but the vast majority of pages are very clean. All boards have some rubbing on the marble paper, on all edges and on the spines. Vols. I & III have a few tiny stains on the spine. Top of text blocks are heavily browned. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
CAMDEN MISCELLANY VOL. XIV.  CAMDEN THIRD SERIES VOL. XXXVII.  (CONTAINS; NARRATIVES OF ENGLISH ATTACK ON ST. DOMINGO (1655); EMBAJADA ESPANOLA; WILL OF PETER DE AQUA BLANCA, BISHOP OF HEREFORD (1268); RANSOM OF JOHN II, KING OF FRANCE; AND ONE OTHE, Wright, Irene A.; Chaytor, Rev. H.J.; Woodruff, Canon C. Eveleigh; Broome, Dorothy M.; and, McKisack, May, eds.
167 Wright, Irene A.; Chaytor, Rev. H.J.; Woodruff, Canon C. Eveleigh; Broome, Dorothy M.; and, McKisack, May, eds. CAMDEN MISCELLANY VOL. XIV. CAMDEN THIRD SERIES VOL. XXXVII. (CONTAINS; NARRATIVES OF ENGLISH ATTACK ON ST. DOMINGO (1655); EMBAJADA ESPANOLA; WILL OF PETER DE AQUA BLANCA, BISHOP OF HEREFORD (1268); RANSOM OF JOHN II, KING OF FRANCE; AND ONE OTHE
[Royal Historical Society], Offices of the Society, London, 1926. 
Each article individually paginated, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering/border on spine, blind embossed borders to front and rear board and gold 'CS' on front board) - no dust jacket. Contents: 1, Spanish Narratives of the English Attack on Santo Domingo 1655. Transcribed and translated from the original documents in the General Archives of the Indies and edited for the Royal Historical Society. 2. Embajada Espanola: An Anonymous Contemporary Spanish Guide to Diplomatic Procedure in the Last Quarter of the Seventeenth Century. 3. The Will of Peter de Aqua Blanca Bishop of Hereford (1268). 4. The Ransom of John II, King of France, 1360-70. 5. Historia Siue Narracio de Modoet Forma Mirabil is Parliamenti Apud Westmonasterium Anno Domini Millesimo CCCLXXXVJ, Regni Vero Regis Ricardi Secundi Post Conquestum Anno Decimo, Per Thomam Fauent Clericum Indictata. Edited from a manuscript in the Bodleian Library. Interior - light browning and some tiny foxing marks on endpapers, tiny tear on inside front hinge, very light browning to pages, some pages unopened at top edge, one archivally taped small tear on fold-out page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear with a few small edge scuffs, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, browning to top/fore-edge of textblock, fading to spine color. G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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