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ADMIRAL BYRD OF ANTARCTICA., Gladych, Michael.  (Richard Byrd.)
181 Gladych, Michael. (Richard Byrd.) ADMIRAL BYRD OF ANTARCTICA.
Julian Messner, New York, (1962), 3rd printing. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. A fictionalized account for the younger reader, based on the author's knowledge of many of Byrd's closest friends and colored by his own experiences and love of flying. Light water marks to edges of text block and on front board, light edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has water/dye stain on inside of front panel, light edge wear, three small closed tears, minor foxing and light rubbing, small ghost sticker on front panel. VG-/G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHILD OF CHINA.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2., Gleit, Maria.  Translated by E.F. Peeler.
182 Gleit, Maria. Translated by E.F. Peeler. CHILD OF CHINA. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2.
London Oxford University Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Walter Holz. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by William Holz, dust jacket design by William Stobbs.. "Sa Tu Sai was a happy little Chinese girl until the great flood came, and she and her family were swept away into the unfriendly waters of the overflowing Yangtze Kiang. Huts, crops, animals, and livelihood disappeared overnight, and Sa Tu Sai, her mother, her father, and her three brothers were stranded in a leaky old houseboat. And that night, while they were floating slowly down the river, Sa Tu Sai rescued a small baby, whom she named Tu Ku. The subsequent adventures of Sa Tu Sai and Tu Ku, her adopted brother (involving the Japanese invasion of China), are varied and exciting, and Sa Tu Sai's devotion and bravery will not soon be forgotten by the reader. Both author and artist have caught the spirit of China and have made between them an uncommon book." Slight curl to boards, two pages with tiny tear at top edge. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DIE LIKE THE CARP!  THE STORY OF THE GREATEST PRISON ESCAPE EVER ..., Gordon, Harry.
183 Gordon, Harry. DIE LIKE THE CARP! THE STORY OF THE GREATEST PRISON ESCAPE EVER ...
Cassell Australia, (Stanmore, New South Wales, 1979), reprint. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0726932434 Map/plan endpapers, b&w photos. "In the early morning of 5 August 1944, outside the little Australian township of Cowra, the greatest prison break in world history took place. Mo re than 1100 Japanese prisoners of war took part, and 231 of them were killed; 334 of them actually escaped, and were captured over the ensuing nine days by posses of police, soldiers and local farmers. During the outbreak and the events w h i c h f o l l owed, four Australian soldiers were killed and another four were wounded. The whole bizarre episode was cloaked in secrecy at the time, and for many years afterwards..." Minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of textbloc k, l ig ht ed ge w ea r to boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear archivally taped at top of rear hinge, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
184 Gordon, Neil. THE SILENT MURDERS.
New York A.L. Burt, New York Reprint Hard Cover Good+ 
294 pp, small 8vo, (7 5/8" H) - no dust jacket. (Copyright 1929, Doubleday Doran.) "Very little attention was aroused by the murder of an elderly tramp on the road between King's Langley and Berkhampstead. Tramps have few relatives to mourn them and few legatees to be interested. The man was found in a ditch, crumpled up as if dead-tired or dead drunk. He was neither. He had been stabbed between the shoulders and must have died almost at once. A square of cardboard was tied to the last surviving button on the tramp's ragged overcoat and on the square was written the word 'Three'." Interior - previous owners name on front pastedown, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - corners to front cover slightly bumped, very light soiling to boards, very small shallow bumps to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, scattered foxing to edges of textblock. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
185 Grahame, Kenneth. Illustrated by Eric Kincaid. MY LITTLE WIND IN THE WILLOWS TREASURY.
Brimax, Chichester, 2004. 
160 pp, 6 5/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1858549450 Charmingly illustrated in colour by Eric Kincaid. "With the aim of reaching a wider range of readers, Kenneth Grahame's text has been abridged. Some of the most difficult words have b een simplified an d the longer sentences split for ease of reading and understanding. Some chapters from the original edition have been omitted." Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND PEACEKEEPING:  FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS., Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.
186 Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J. WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1991. 
266 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550133551 Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. Fro m the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. (This book), a richly documented his t o r y o f Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars, develop into seasoned troop s wh o co u ld h o ld the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army t o kee p the p eac e, Ca nada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavis hl y il lu stra ted wit h p hot ographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, 'War and Peacekeeping' tells the often neglected story of the 'little' wars which have contributed much to our military tradition." Small soft crease a t b ottom co rner of p ages 245 to e nd of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PALACE EXTRAORDINARY:  THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S., Graves, Charles.
187 Graves, Charles. PALACE EXTRAORDINARY: THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S.
Cassell, London, 1963, first edition. 
245 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "St James's Palace is one of London's most famous landmarks, its Tudor clock-tower familiar to residents and visitors in its dramatic position at the far end of St James's Street. T here is, however, no other building in London of comparable age about which so little is known, since the public is rarely allowed beyond the well-known facade. Ironically enough, the site on which Henry VIII had the palace built for Anne B o l e y n w a s once occupied by a nunnery, but the odour of sanctity seems soon to have dispersed and its history revolves around ladies of a lighter kind. Here lived Prince Henry, the brilliant elder son of James I who, had he survived to inh e ri t th e th ro n e, w ould probably have altered completely the course of history. But on his death his brother Charles took the fatal path which led finally to imprisonment in the Guard Room at St James's, from where he walked across the park to th e sca ff old . In 16 97 the palace was officially designated the Court of St James's and from then until the accession of Victoria was the sovereign's official residence. Here died George III, the record of whose last mad years makes poigna nt read in g in th is p os t-F reud ian age. But was it on him alone that the curse of madness lay? What was behind the ghastly murder of Sellis, the Duke of Cumberland's servant, found dead in bed with his head nearly severed from his body? Th e r iddle of his deat h has ne ver been solv ed but it seems likely that the royal Duke was himself implicated. Although the main flood of history has been diverted to other channels and the palace now lives mostly in the past, there are yet lin ks w ith th e tw entie th ce ntury: if the pala ce gh ost - for there is, of course, a ghost - looks over the shoulder of an official in the Lord Chamberlain's office when plays are being scrutinized before performance, the bawdy situations in t hem w ill har dly c ause h er to raise a n eye brow. Life at St James's was always like that." Samll store label on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wear/wrinkling, very light ru bbing, tiny pu ncture on spi ne. V ery Good /Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
188 Green, William. FAMOUS FIGHTERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. SECOND SERIES.
London Macdonald 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Peter Endsleigh Castle. 
132 pp, 10" H. "(Describes) the deveopment and careers of the last of the fighting biplanes, the little Gloster Gladiator, which carried something of the First World War into that second epic struggle; that indomitable trio of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fighters, the Wildcat, Hellcat and Corsair, which destroyed the myth of Japanese aerial invincibility founded by the Zero-Sen; the fighter versions of the Junkers Ju 88 whose nocturnal depredations in the R.A.F.'s bomber stream over the Third Reich were so impressive at one period of the War that the abandoning of large-scale night attacks on German targets was seriously considered; the highly manoeuvrable Macchi C.202 Folgore with its beautifully co-ordianted controls - a pilot's aeroplane in every respect; the Japanese Army's equivalent of the Zero-Sen, the Nakamima Ki.43 Hayabusa, and its successor, the Ki.84 Hayate which could out-climb and out-manoeuvre the most advanced versions of the Mustang and Thunderbolt; Heinkel's superlative He 219 night fighter which, but for ministerial muddle and confusion, would have provided the Allies with some serious headaches. These and many other fighters, both successful and unsuccessful, but all 'famous', are surveyed with hundreds of rare photographs, highly detailed full-page tone drawings by Peter Endsleigh Castle, and comparative side views of the many variants of each aircraft by Dennis I. Punnett." Very small bump at top of spine, very small dent/tear on spine near rear hinge, areas of minor browning on endpapers. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small area of delamination at top of front hinge, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A BURNT-OUT CASE., Greene, Graham.
189 Greene, Graham. A BURNT-OUT CASE.
London William Heinemann 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good Lacey Everett, dust jacket design. 
256 pp, 8" H. When his loss of faith in his vocation and unhappiness with his life cause him to flee his celebrity, M. Querry, a famous architect and known womaniser, journeys to a remote Catholic mission in the Belgian Congo where lepers are treated. His motives and actions are misinterpreted by a local planter and a visiting journalist who use his reputation to enhance their situations, ultimately undoing the 'cure' that the mission doctor sees taking place and ending in tragedy. Previous owner's name stamp on front and rear pastedowns, minor scuff across fore-edge of text block, minor soiling on top of text block, small water stain at top of rear board. Dust jacket has browning to spine - a little lighter on flap-folds and top edge, some light wear a some tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several light water stains on rear flap-fold and one at top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY.  A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY., Greene, Margaret Lawrence.
190 Greene, Margaret Lawrence. THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY. A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
Toronto Musson 1972 0773700072 / 9780773700079 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. 6 b&w illustrations. "As provocative and challenging as when it was first published in 1936, (this book) traces the development of female thought as reflected by the creative imagination of writers from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen to Pearl Buck and Virginia Woolf. With superb balance of reason and passion, the author probes the minds and hearts of her fellow creatures. She assesses their feeling towards their existence as women and examines their reactions to the role society expects them to fulfil." Contents: Part I. The Nineteenth-Century School of Femininity. We Wrtie as Women; Mary Wollstonecraft: Who Walked an Emotional Tight Rope; Jane Austen: Who Rode a Flirtatious Merry-Go-Round; The Bronte Sisters: Who Wrestled with Romance; George Eliot: Who Sat Like the Recording Angel and Wrote; Olive Schreiner: Who Lay Listening to the Biological Drum Beating. Part II. The Twentieth-Century School of Femininity. Little Girl Pals: Anita Loos - Dorothy Parker - Katharine Brush - Daphne du Maurie; Go-Getters: Edna Ferber - Fannie Hurst - G.B. Stern - Rose Macaulay; Matriarchs: Dorothy Canfield - Margaret Ayer Barnes - Storm Jameson - Phyllis Bentley - Phyllis Bottome - Sheila Kaye-Smith - Ruth Suckow - Evelyn Scott - Kate O'Brien; Helpmeets: Edith Wharton - Helen Grace Carlisle - Mary Borden - May Sinclair - Margaret Goldsmith - I.A.R. Wylie - Kay Boyle; Sophisticated Ladies: Ellen Glasgow - Mazo de la Roche - Margaret Kennedy - E.H. Young - E.M. Delafield - "Elizabeth" - Victoria Sackville-West; Priestesses: Pearl Buck - Radclyffe Hall - Mary Webb; Artistes: Katherine Mansfield - Willa Cather - Clemence Dane - Virginia Woolf. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small tears arcvhivally taped, light rubbing, scratch mark down front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
191 Greenhill, Ralph. Introduction by Alan Gowans. THE FACE OF TORONTO.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
Unpaginated, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Here is a faithful, affectionate, and penetrating visual study of a Canadian city in the middle of the twentieth century. If you know Toronto (whether you love it or hate it or simply live there), you will find on every page an unexpected revelation of beauty or history or a satirical point freshly made. If you are curious about Toronto you will find here a truer impression than in any systematic documentary survey. And finally, if you value photography as an art you will prize this compact and brilliant little volume." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling - includes two small line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HALIFAX CITADEL, 1825-60:  A NARRATIVE AND STRUCTURAL HISTORY.  CANADIAN HISTORIC SITES NO. 17., Greenough, John Joseph.
192 Greenough, John Joseph. THE HALIFAX CITADEL, 1825-60: A NARRATIVE AND STRUCTURAL HISTORY. CANADIAN HISTORIC SITES NO. 17.
National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, 1977. 
199 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions, drawings, tables. Contents: Glossary of Fortifications Terms used in this Report; Abstact; Acknowledgements; Introduction; "....we have nothing on Citadel Hill but a heap of ruins...."; The Bureaucratic Process; Colonel Nicholls's Citadel; "I now think I made a little too free with the Climate...."; Truth and Consequences; Imbroglios; Colonel Calder Revises; "....the Necessity of Remedying the leakage. . . . " ; " . . ..and keep your powder dry!"; The Very Model of a Modern Major General; Of Mr. McCully's Cow and Other Matters; Epilogue; Appendices: Ordnance Staff and Officers Commanding at Halifax; The Trace; Cavalier; Magazines; Casemates; Drai na ge ; Wa ll s ; Th e Gate and Bridge; The Sally Ports; Ravelins; Armament; General Plan Bibliography; Endnotes; Selected Bibliograpy. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, 2 light scratches o n f ron t cov er. Ve ry Go od 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROOF OF ENGLAND., Griffin, A.H.  Photographs by G.V. Berry.
193 Griffin, A.H. Photographs by G.V. Berry. THE ROOF OF ENGLAND.
Robert Hale, London, (1968), Ist edition. 
192 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Many b&w photos. "In his fourth Lakeland book, A.H. Griffin, who lives in the district and has been climbing and walking the hills all his life, provides personal portraits of fifty of the most interesting o f these fascinating mountains and fells from Scafell to High Street, from Gable to little Catbells." Inscription on front pastedown, top front corner of book bumped with soft creases to top corner of all pages. Dust jacket is price-clip p e d , h a s s m all chips/closed tears to edges (one tear with crease), edge wrinkling, crease down each flap. Jacket colors are bright. Good sound reading copy. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CLAN NOVEL SERIES: TZIMSCE / GANGREL / SETITE / RAVNOS / GIOVANNI / ANTHOLOGY.  (WORLD OF DARKNESS.), Griffin, Eric; Fleming, Gherbod; Ryan, Kathleen; Achilli, Justin; Wieck, Stewart (editor); Baugh, Bruce; Hatch, Robert; Dansky, Richard.
194 Griffin, Eric; Fleming, Gherbod; Ryan, Kathleen; Achilli, Justin; Wieck, Stewart (editor); Baugh, Bruce; Hatch, Robert; Dansky, Richard. VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. 6 BOOKS FROM THE CLAN NOVEL SERIES: TZIMSCE / GANGREL / SETITE / RAVNOS / GIOVANNI / ANTHOLOGY. (WORLD OF DARKNESS.)
Clarkston, GA White Wolf Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ John Van Fleet, cover art. 
Five assorted Clan Novels from the World of Darkness "Vampire: The Masquerade" series plus the Anthology - six books in total, each approx. 7" H. 1. Tzimisce - 273 pp + excerpts of two other novels, 1999 first printing, ISBN 1565048024 - "For hundreds of years Camarilla vampires have preserved the Masquerade - an intricate dance of deception, misdirection and manipulation that conceals their nocturnal predations from mortal eyes. Now, the Sabbat are about to crash their party." 2. Gangrel - 271 pp + excerpts, 1999 second printing, ISBN 1565048032 - "Ramona and her friends have learned this much: What they don't know can kill them - and will, if given a chance. Their watchword: beware! Beware of other vampires - the Sabbat's conscienceless killers. Beware the unknown - a monstrous creature with the oozing, pulsating Eye. Beware supernatural terrors that stalk the wild places. Beware even themselves, for in the blink of an eye their own bloodlust can take control." 3. Setite - 278 pp + excerpts, 1999 first printing, ISBN 1565048040 - "In an antique shop in Manhattan Hesha finds a clue to a prize that has eluded him for lifetimes - the Eye of Hazimel. By dawn, all he has fought to achieve over centuries of vampiric existence is slipping from his grasp. Little does the Setite realize that his chance encounter in New York is a strand of the same web that bring the Eye into the hands of one of his own agents, only to be lost again. But is anything truly chance in the shadowy world of the Kindred?" 4. Ravnos - 265 pp + excerpts, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048083 - "Khalil Ravana has always been a lightweight, a drifter, a thief with not status and no power - until now. Chance saved him from a storm in Calcutta that annihilated his clan, and now chance has placed him in the center of another storm - this one in New York City, near the deadly Kindred battles for possession of the Eastern United States. For once, Khalil's sticky fingers give him the upper hand. Armed with secrets, a hidden ally, a burning thirst for revenge, and a hostage he saves from death, this Rom is going to take everyone else in New York City - Camarilla and Sabbat alike - for all he can get, including the blood of his elders." 5. Giovanni - 287 pp, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048261 - "Benito Giovanni has disappeared. Enter Chas Giovanni Tello, Mob strong-arm and part of the New World Giovanni. Chas finds himself ordered to Las Vegas, where he meets the Old World scion of the necromancers' clan, Isabel, who shares his interest in locating the missing Benito." 6. Anthology - 288 pp, 2000 first printing, ISBN 1565048768 - "More fascinating than the events of the Clan Novel series are the characters. The wily Victoria; the cool and calculating Hesha; the new Prince of New York, Calebros; the mad prophet Anatole; the brooding and dedicated Theo; and all the other characters featured in the original series. These thirteen characters form the basis of the all-new stories of this anthology. And who better to tell their stories than the authors of the Clan Novels? All of the authors of the original series have contributed to this anthology. With the addition of fine stories by two other authors as well, readers may peer even deeper into the shadows of the World of Darkness and find answers to some of the mysteries not resolved in the series itself." Interiors - "Gangrel" has approx. 1" piece missing from bottom of last page, "Setite" has corner crease on pages 39 to 42, otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear, a few tiny light corner creases on some books - "Anthology" has crease at top corner of rear cover that migrates into the last few pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A SHILLING FOR SAMUEL., Grilley, Virginia.
195 Grilley, Virginia. A SHILLING FOR SAMUEL.
Little, Brown, Boston, 1957, first edition. 
87 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A fictionalized account of the boyhood of Salem woodcarver and architect Samuel McIntire (b.1757). "Samuel thrilled to the familiar sights of his home town. He loved to study t he strangely shaped roofs of the houses, examine the carvings which decorated the houses and the ships, and work with the soft wood himself to try to fashion what he saw around him. He longed to give all his time to this work he loved, bu t h e k n e w that life on the sea would be a more prosperous one, and he did not want to disappoint his family. An unexpected turn of events was to start Samuel on his way toward the career in which he distinguished himself. In this glimpse of t h e ea r ly l if e o f the famous architect Samuel McIntire, the author has drawn an inviting picture of what it was like to be a boy in Old Salem." Very light browning to endpapers, gift inscription on front pastedown, previous owner's small s tam p on fr ee fr ont en dp ap er, slight fading to spine and edges of boards, light browning to edges of textblock, minor rubbing, tiny dint on top of textblock, very small stain on fore-edge of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of textbl ock. Dus t ja cke t is pri ce-c lip ped , has chips small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few small edge tears with creases, very small hole/tear on spine, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, slight darkening to flap-folds, a fe w sma l l li ght s tain s and soil ing o n re ar p anel, light rubbing. Very Good/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
F.S.P. - AN N.C.O.'s DESCRIPTION OF HIS AND OTHERS' FIRST SIX MONTHS OF WAR, JANUARY 1st - JUNE 1st 1940.  (FIELD SECURITY PERSONNEL.), Gwynn-Browne, Arthur.
196 Gwynn-Browne, Arthur. F.S.P. - AN N.C.O.'s DESCRIPTION OF HIS AND OTHERS' FIRST SIX MONTHS OF WAR, JANUARY 1st - JUNE 1st 1940. (FIELD SECURITY PERSONNEL.)
London Chatto & Windus 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair 
159 pp, 7 1/2" H. "Sergeant Gwynn-Browne is in Field Security Personnel. He joined up 1939. Being a soldier is a new experience for him. 'F.S.P.' begins on a parade ground; it ends on Dunkirk beaches; in between it says a lot that has not been said before. Sergeant Gwynn-Browne is a character - (and) he is subtly and devastatingly and unexpectedly funny. The solemn and ceremonious business of standing in a line being counted is funny; so is the dubious pleasure of living on a Flemish farm with a 'very premeating little pig' as a co-billettee. Routine, discomfort, uncertainty, danger - they are all funny as Sergeant Gwynn-Browne sees them. But there is another side to the picture. There is Dunkirk with the soldiers waiting patiently on the beaches as the town blazes and the bombs fall. There is the 'honour and humanity' we are fighting for, and the new world we hope for. Indeed there is as much seriousness as of laughter in this book; and every reader will find himself in the company not only of a lively jester, but also of an original and thoughtful personality." Several small creases at bottom corner of title page - some indentation on a few subsequent pages, page leaf 13/14 has bee roughly trimmed at bottom edge, small shallow bump on front edge of spine, light edge wear, wrinkling at bottom and top of spine, light browning to edges of text block - small faint stain on top . Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a piece missing at bottom of front panel, several edge tears (one with old tape on inside) and edge chips light browning - a little more at edges and on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
197 Hakansson, Gunvor. Translated from Swedish by Lisbeth Gombrich. THE POMANDERS OF LITTLE CHIPPING.
London Abelard-Schuman 1962 First British Edition Hard Cover Good Poor Ake Runnstrom. 
92 pp, 8" H. "(T)he peace (of Little Chipping) was shattered when Mr. Progress of the Progress Company burst upon (the villagers) with devilish all-purpose machines that baked, built, and even taught, quicker and better. The villagers felt they might just as well not be there, and thought they would never free themselves of the tyranny of the machines..Then it began to rain, and it rained until the river flooded the streets and the lower floors of the houses - Everything was topsy-turvy, and Spillman, Mr. Pomander's old octopus friend, was a great help; his eight arms could pick apples under water or fish children from the floods. Nobody really minded the flood for it did ruin the machines, and did rid the town of Mr. Progress forever." Previous owner's information on free front endpaper and name on rear free endpaper along with ink line in rear gutter, one page has closed tear in margin (archivally taped), a few soft wrinkles. Light edgewear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name, decoration and pen line on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket is price clipped and in poor condition with tears, chips, stains, wrinkling, browning, pen line mark on rear flap - but all text and illustrations are complete - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD'S GREAT ARTILLERY:  FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY., Halberstadt, Hans.
198 Halberstadt, Hans. THE WORLD'S GREAT ARTILLERY: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Hoo, Kent Grange 2002 184013478X / 9781840134780 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(B)egins with the earliest pieces of Western artillery that were little more than iron tubes firing stone shot. Over the next few centuries the guns became more mobile and more powerful, influencing the course of the battles in which they were involved. Muzzle loaders reached their apogee in the Napoleonic wars and the American Civil War during the nineteenth century. By the outbreak of World War I in 1914, breech-loaded guns were the standard, and weapons of such large calibres were being constructed that they needed to be mounted on rail wagons to give them any form of mobility. Artillery played a significant role in shaping how that conflict was fought, and it was to play an equally signifi-cant role in World War II. Only now, in the twenty-first century, is the supremacy of artillery on the battlefield being challenged by air-dropped precision-guided weapons, but the arm is fighting back with sophisticated new munitions becoming available which will ensure that artillery has a part to play on the modern battlefield for the forseeable future." Chapter headings: Sighting Shots; The American Civil War; Storm of Steel, 1900-1935; Master of the Battlefield, 1936-1945; Cold War Killers; Glossary; Index. Book is fine. Dust jacket minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF AN OLD COG.  VOLUME THREE.  (VOLUME 3)., Halbert, Mabel L.
199 Halbert, Mabel L. MEMOIRS OF AN OLD COG. VOLUME THREE. (VOLUME 3).
Self-published 1986 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
338 pp, 9 1/2" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. The third book of a three volume autobiography by Mabel Louise Halbert (1897-1986) describing her life in Shelburne, Ontario and area. Born Mabel Louise Rayfield and previously married as Mabel Little, she begins this volume with her marriage, in 1950, to Leonard Halbert. Contents: My Life Story 1950-1982; Miscellaneous Selections; A Tribute to Shelburne; Lifetime Observations of an "Old Cog". Previous owner's name/date stamp on free front endpaper, small surface paper scuff at fore-edge of title, dedication page and three text pages (most likelty caused in trimming process), 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN:  A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA., Halliday, Hugh A.
200 Halliday, Hugh A. MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN: A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA.
Toronto Robin Brass 1999 1896941095 / 9781896941097 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "The formal duel, with its elaborate ritual and code of conduct, was once considered the 'honourable' way for self-styled gentlemen to settle disputes involving character and integrity. The law made no special provisions for duelling - the winner in a fatal contest was a murderer. But the prevailling sentiment that a duel was 'fair', and the fact that upper-crust combatants in the thinly populated 19th-century Canada were well-connected with the judiciary, meant that duellists usually escaped with little or no punishment. What is surprising is that so many came from the ranks of those whose job it was to uphold the law - lawyers, judges and politicians, including at least two future Fathers of Confederation and several chief justices. Hugh Halliday not only describes some of the most interesting duels that took place in Canada but looks at duelling in light of our human tendency to ritualize conflicts with codes of acceptable and unacceptable practice. He also examines the steps that often led to a duel, including the public 'posting' of allegations, or insults, that was frequently a part of the process." Appendix: The Irish Duelling Code. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
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