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TEN DANCERS:  ON STAGE, BACKSTAGE, AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD.  (PATRICIA McBRIDE, PETER MARTINS, ANTHONY DOWELL, NATALIA MAKAROVA, ALEXANDER GODUNOV, CYNTHIA GREGORY, FERNANDO BUJONES, MARTINE VAN HAMEL, PATRICK DUPOND, GHISLAINE THESMAR.), Brubach, Holly.  Photographs by Pierre Petitjean.
21 Brubach, Holly. Photographs by Pierre Petitjean. TEN DANCERS: ON STAGE, BACKSTAGE, AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD. (PATRICIA McBRIDE, PETER MARTINS, ANTHONY DOWELL, NATALIA MAKAROVA, ALEXANDER GODUNOV, CYNTHIA GREGORY, FERNANDO BUJONES, MARTINE VAN HAMEL, PATRICK DUPOND, GHISLAINE THESMAR.)
Seaver / William Morrow, New York, 1982, first edition. 
(213) pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688012167 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Here are Patricia McBride and Peter Martins of the New York City Ballet; Anthony Dowell, Natalia Makarova, Alexander Godunov, Cynth ia Gregory, Fernando Bujones, and Martine Van Hamel of the American Ballet Theatre; and Patrick Dupond and Ghislaine Thesmar of the Paris Opera Ballet. You will see them behind the scenes and in pictures that record the fleeting moments of g r e a t p e rformance which dancers must perpetually re-create. Their biographies, based on personal interviews....display the individuality of each of them, which is as striking as the passion they share for their difficult art. By juxtaposin g t he p ub li c a nd private sides of these stars of contemporary ballet, 'Ten Dancers' doubly illuminates the art. After seeing Pierre Petitjean's photographs, no one can watch these or even other dancers without a sharply heightened sense of w hat th ey bri ng to ea ch dazzling appearance on the stage." Dust jacket has been price clipped, has areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and bottom of rear panel, minor edge wear, one tiny tear with crease, minor rubbing, mi nor bro wnin g a t to p o f f laps . Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BUCHANAN BOOK:  THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, Q.C., OF MONTREAL, FOLLOWED BY AN ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY BUCHANAN.  PLUS:  LATER LEAVES OF THE BUCHANAN BOOK.  2 VOLUMES., Buchanan, A.W. Patrick, K.C.
22 Buchanan, A.W. Patrick, K.C. THE BUCHANAN BOOK: THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, Q.C., OF MONTREAL, FOLLOWED BY AN ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY BUCHANAN. PLUS: LATER LEAVES OF THE BUCHANAN BOOK. 2 VOLUMES.
Montreal Privately Printed Very Good 
2 volume set. "The Buchanan Book", privately printed, Montreal, 1911in a limited edition of 300 copies. This is No. 240 and is *unsigned*, contrary to the limitation statement. Dark blue cloth with paper title label on spine, top edge gilt, (v)-xiii, 476 pp, + Appendix (5 pp), Index (viii pp), 9 5/8" H. Addenda et Corrigenda sheet laid in. Thirteen tissue-covered b&w portraits, including frontispiece (collated). Contents: Life of Alexander Buchanan, Q.C., of Montreal; The Buchanans of that Ilk; The Buchanans of Blairlusk; James Buchanan, H.B.M. Consul at New York; The Buchanans of Carbeth; The Buchanans of Ardoch; The Gray-Buchanans of Scotstown; The Buchanans of Auchmar; Ditto of Hales Hall; Ditto of Spittal; Ditto of Blairvockie; Ditto of Montreal; Family of Dr. George Buchanan of Fintona, co. Tyrone; The Buchanans of Arnpryor; Ditto of Lenny; Ditto of Auchineden; Ditto of Arnpryor (second family); Ditto of Powis; Ditto of Gartacharne; The Carrick Buchanans of Drumpellier; The Buchanans of Auchintorlie; The Buchanans in Campsie and Baldernock; The Buchans of Drummikill; Ditto of Drumhead; Ditto of Finnick-Drummond; The Leith-Buchanans of Ross Priory; The Buchannans late of Miltoun; A Genealogical Note; The Quater-centenary of George Buchanan; Some Distinguished Buchanans; Some Buchanans in the United States of America; Appendix. "Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book", printed for private circulation by Editions Edouard Garand, Montreal 1929. Paper covers, 482 pp., 9 7/8" H. Eight b&w plates, including frontis-piece (collated). "The Buchanan Book" has very small bump to fore-edge of pages 405 to end of book, minor edge wear, minor rubbing to boards, light run marks to top edge gilt. "Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book" - page 6 has some small light soiling marks including a small area of red ink in margin, some page edges have wrinkles and very small chips, the top/bottom edges of text block are not trimmed, there is wrinkling/creasing to edges of covers and top/bottom of spine - there are also tiny tears, light soiling to covers. 
Price: 400.00 USD
 
 
23 Burnell, Joyce. GHOSTS OF OAKVILLE & HAUNTED HALTON. B00 TOO.
Oakville, Ontario Self-published 2004 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Karen Stephenson. Inscribed By Author
57 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings. Inscribed facing the title page: "For your entertainment only - Joyce Burnell. Jan. 2005". A collection of stories about hauntings in Oakville, Ontario and the surrounding area. Includes: The Captain and the Mystery Light; Spirit Seen at St. Paul's; Sixteen Mile Creek; Burnhamthorpe Road; The Haunted Statue; The Coachman; Free Spirit Returns to Freestone House; Wallpaper; etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to color of spine, two very small light soiling marks on front cover - tiny mark on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96., Cameron, Scott L.  Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie.
24 Cameron, Scott L. Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie. THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2005 1897045042 / 9781897045046 Soft Cover Near Fine 
265 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Steamboats on the Upper Lakes; Captain W.H. Smith Arrives on Georgian Bay; Economic Prospects Around Georgian Bay, 1865; The Construction of the 'Frances Smith'; Aground in Georgian Bay; The Red River Affair; Aboard a Palace Steamer in the 1870s-80s; The Great Storm of '75; Serious Challenges; Delivering the Royal Mail; Troubles on the Lakes; Confrontation with United States Customs; Changing Fortunes; Brutal Outrage on the 'Baltic'; Farewell to the 'Baltic'; Appendices; Notes; Resources; Index; About the Author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SEMINAR ANNUAL.  O.G.S. SEMINAR '85.  (ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.), Chester, Len, ed.  (George Hancocks, Francess Halpenny, Margaret Beckman, Patrick Brode, Stanley J. Burns, Robert J. Burns, Marcia Darling, Sheila M. Embleton, Donna L. Atkinson, Marian Fowler, Peter R. Knights, Glenn J. Lockwood, Joan Magee, Bennet
25 Chester, Len, ed. (George Hancocks, Francess Halpenny, Margaret Beckman, Patrick Brode, Stanley J. Burns, Robert J. Burns, Marcia Darling, Sheila M. Embleton, Donna L. Atkinson, Marian Fowler, Peter R. Knights, Glenn J. Lockwood, Joan Magee, Bennet SEMINAR ANNUAL. O.G.S. SEMINAR '85. (ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.)
Toronto Ontario Genealogical Society 1985 0920036112 / 9780920036112 Soft Cover Very Good - 
161 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Contents: Preface; J. Richard Houston Memorial Lecture 1985 - Introduction - The Dictionary of Canadian Biography; The Best Gift: A Record of the Carnegie Libraries of Ontario; Sir John Beverley Robinson and the Roots of Legal Practice in Ontario; The Burns and Gamble Families of Yonge Street and York Township; Records and Resources of Toronto Trust Cemeteries; Maiden Name Retention: History and Current Attitudes; Early Canadian Diaries; The Role of Genealogy in Social History; Context for Community Genealogy and Local History: A Second Progress Report on the Beckwith Township History Project; A Nova Scotia Huguenot Family and Its Mayflower Connections; Canadian Immigration Records of Entry in Genealogical Research; Evaluating Genealogical Software; Nineteenth Century Photographs as Historical Documents; The Last Flight of HX 313; The Archives of Ontario and Genealogy; The Migration of Peoples; A Workshop With Professional Genealogists; The Resources of Religious Archives; The Authors. Interior - previous owner's name on inside of front cover, presentation stamp and previous owner's name on verso of title page, "received" stamp on inside of rear cover, slight curl to top corner of half of the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at top corner of front cover, slight bump at top of spine, small wrinkles on spine, very minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A TREATISE ON THE COMMERCE AND POLICE OF THE RIVER THAMES., Colquhoun, Patrick.
26 Colquhoun, Patrick. A TREATISE ON THE COMMERCE AND POLICE OF THE RIVER THAMES.
Patterson Smith, Montclair, New Jersey, 1969, facsimilie reprint of 1800 edition. 
676 pp + index, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Fold-out map at title page, tables (two fold-out). Title continues: "Containing an historical view of the trade of the Port of London ; and suggesting Means for preventing the Depredations thereon, by a Legislative System of River Police. With an account of the functions of the Various Magistrates and Corporations exercising jurisdiction on the river; and a general view o f T h e P e nal and Remedial Statutes connected with the subject." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, small very faint soiling mark at top of title page, small soft crease at top of pages 385-402, faint foxing marks on fore-edge o f t ex t bl oc k, mi no r soiling to top/bottom of textblock, one small corner bump - slight bump at other corners, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny light marks on front board small area of very slight fading to spin e col or. VG 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
27 Connolly, Francis X. WISDOM OF THE SAINTS.
Pocket Books, New York, 1963. 
334 pp, mass market paperback. "Pope Urban VIII erected the formal process for the canonization of saints in 1634. Since that time about twenty thousand individuals belonging to every race and every generation have been canonized; they have become saints with a captial S. In this book you will find brief biographies and selections from the writings of twenty-eight Saints who have become widely known or who represent the characteristic mentalities of various bands of Christian brot h e r s . T h e se famous saints are all strikingly individual. They differ in temperament, race and education. But among the things they have in common is that they are teachers par excellence. So we may turn to them for wisdom, for illuminatio n of t he p r ob le ms we face today, and for mental and spiritual resources infinitely more significant than bigger and better bombs and bank accounts." Interior - light to moderate browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownershi p mar ks. E xte ri o r - ve ry light edge wear, two very light scratches on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
28 Connon, Peter. Introduction by Lord Wakefield of Kendal Kt. IN THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE'S WING: A HISTORY OF AVIATION IN THE CUMBRIA, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY REGION, 1825 TO 1914.
Penrith, Cumbria St. Patrick's Press 1982 095082870X / 9780950828701 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
134 pp, 11 7/8" H. Map endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(C)hronicles the significant aeronautical events which took place in the Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway region from 1825 to 1914. The uninformed reader glancing at the topographical map may wonder as to what possible level of pioneering aviation activity could be sustained in a predominantly mountainous region where man is grossly outnumbered by sheep - yet between these years it was to encapsulate almost all aspects of man's aeronautical endeavour, from ballooning, parachuting, gliding, aircraft and airship construction to aero engine production. Cumbria is the birthplace of both British naval and civil marine aviation and for the first time the full exciting story is told aided by many previously unpublished documents and photographs." Small bump at top/bottom of spine and at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dents on rear panel/hinge. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
THE SHAKESPEAREAN MOMENT AND ITS PLACE IN THE POETRY OF THE 17TH CENTURY., Cruttwell, Patrick.
29 Cruttwell, Patrick. THE SHAKESPEAREAN MOMENT AND ITS PLACE IN THE POETRY OF THE 17TH CENTURY.
Columbia University Press, New York, 1970, 2nd printing. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Shakespeare's Sonnets and the 1590s; Donne and the "New-found Methods"; The Poetry of the Shakespearean Moment (Donne's 'Anniversaries' and Shakespeare's Last Plays); The Society of the Shakespearean Moment; Puritanims and the Dramatic Attitude; The Beginnings of Rationalism - Lord Herbert of Cherbury; The Civil War, and the Split in the Age; The Classical Line; Criticism and Poetry after the Restoration; Conclusion. Minor edge wear to boards, very light soiling to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny chips, light fading to spine, flap-folds and part of front panel, two light small stains on front panel. VG-/G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
30 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF IRELAND VOLUME EIGHT (8).  PARISHES OF COUNTY ANTRIM II, 1832-8.  LISBURN AND SOUTH ANTRIM., Day, Angelique and McWilliams, Patrick, editors.
31 Day, Angelique and McWilliams, Patrick, editors. ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF IRELAND VOLUME EIGHT (8). PARISHES OF COUNTY ANTRIM II, 1832-8. LISBURN AND SOUTH ANTRIM.
Belfast / Dublin Institute of Irish Studies / Royal Irish Academy 1991 0853893756 / 9780853893752 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 10" H. 4 b&w maps. "The Memoirs are a uniquely detailed source for the history of the northern half of Ireland immediately before the Great Famine. They were written in the 1830s to accompany the 6" Ordnance Survey maps, but with one exception were not published at the time. In this new edition they act as a nineteenth century Domesday book and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities. The Memoirs document the landscape and situation, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and livelihood of the parishes. This volume contains the Memoirs for 5 parishes on the southern border of Antrim, detailing the important town of Lisburn and including the areas of Lambeg, Drumbeg, Derryaghy and the village of Dunmurry in the immediate vicinity of Belfast. The material gives a fascinating and unique insight into life in this vibrant area over one hundred and fifty years ago." Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE:  HITLER'S FINAL GAMBLE., Delaforce, Patrick.
32 Delaforce, Patrick. THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: HITLER'S FINAL GAMBLE.
Pearson, Harlow, 2006. 
430 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1405840625 "After their success in Normandy in the summer of 1944 the Allies thought that the war would be 'over by Christmas'. But in the autumn Adolf Hitler decided to take an incredible gamble. I f it had succeeded, he would have seized the crucial supply port of Antwerp, and divided and cut off half the Allied armies in Belgium and Holland. The final outcome could have been their surrender or at best a second 'Dunkirk'. Patrick De l a f o r c e tells the story of the furious fighting and heavy losses and how close Hitler came to being successful. Featuring individual stories from the American, British and German combatants in the Ardennes battle, and illustrated with photog ra ph s an d dr aw i ngs (many from American war artists) and battle plans, this book provides a gripping account of one of the most important battles of the Second World War." Interior - small corner crease on page 207/8, very small bump to top co rne r o f las t few pa ge s, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small crease at top corner of rear cover, two light creases down spine, small indentation on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SHORT STORIES ABOUT SASKATCHEWAN., Dybvig, Leslie A.
33 Dybvig, Leslie A. SHORT STORIES ABOUT SASKATCHEWAN.
Regina, Sask. Privately Printed 1980 2nd Edition Soft Cover Very Good - Ralph Busch, cover design. Inscribed By Author
153 pp, 7" H. Inscribed at the bottom of the dedication page: "Best wishes, Les Dybvig". A collection of 23 short stories about life in the province of Saskatchewan. Includes: The Hell Raising Church Raiser; Viscount Joshua Takes a Bride; Patrick O'Malley Sheds his Coat; The Quiet Conscience; Pride to the Last Prune; Ole and the Irishman; Sean O'Leary and the Swede; The Kitchen Curtains, etc., etc. Interior - light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny minor corner creases, small area of surface paper loss at top of rear hinge, faint soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 118.  MAY 1991.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Francois Prins, Ken Wixey, Scott Thompson, Patrick Allen, Stuart McKay, Mike Gradidge, Jeremy Collins.)
34 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Francois Prins, Ken Wixey, Scott Thompson, Patrick Allen, Stuart McKay, Mike Gradidge, Jeremy Collins.) FLYPAST. NO. 118. MAY 1991. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1991. 
87 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Man with a Mission (Rudolf Hess); Rivet by Rivet (Museum of Army Flying selling off mighty 'Bev'); Midget Flight ( MiG-15UTI); Jug (Republic Thunderbolt); All the fun of the Fair (Southport Beach); Invader Country (A-26 fire bomber operator); Pioneer (Frank Whittle's jet engine); Air Support Borneo; News (Benson Beast has flown, Mirage retirement....); Y e a r o f t he Lancaster (Battle of Britain and the 'Missing Link'); Museums of the World; Type Report (Moths); American Classics (Aeroncas); Collectair (Zeppelin memorabilia), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ex te ri or - mi n or edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rear cover, very light date stamp on front cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690., Ellis, Peter Berresford.
35 Ellis, Peter Berresford. THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, map. "In the year 1690 Ireland was the pivot of the European crisis. Louis XIV had sent over the deposed king James II with French money, troops and generals in order to secure Irelan d and eventually England as allies. William III, together with other members of the League of Augsburg, sought to prevent a Jacobite restoration in England and the consequent domination of Europe by France. On 1 July 1690, the decisive da y o f t h e battle of the Boyne, the presence of troops from the continent on both sides of the river emphasized the international issues at stake. But the battle was fought for other reasons which are still remembered today. The Cromwellian la nd o wn er s a nd t h e English and Scottish Protestants in Ulster wanted to defend their property and power; the Old English Catholics and the native Irish fought to regain their confiscated lands and to drive out the alien English conquerors. H ow fa r, in fa ct, di d W il liam and James represent these respective interests and what happened after such bitter fighting? Peter Berresford Ellis describes the movements of both armies prior to the battle and the scene of the battlefield itsel f. Wi th his ch arac teri stic im partiality he assesses the personalities and strategy of the various leaders - the Earl of Tyrconnell, the young Duke of Berwick and Patrick Sarsfield on the Jacobite side and the old Duke of Shomberg, the Count of Solm s-B raun fels and Gusta vus H amil ton on the Williamite side. For it was the foresight, skills or mistakes of such men which were to determine the outcome of the battle. Vivid eye-witness accounts of soldiers captured in both camps add f eel ing t o th is st ory o f hat red, h ope an d cou rage which captured the imagination of the generations to come. But the author does not merely ascertain the military significance of William's victory. He outlines the consequences of Williamit e ru le for both Catho lics a nd Pro testant s alike , in b oth Ulster and the South, and in so doing destroys - in surprising ways - some of the myths surrounding the battle of the Boyne." Slight cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, lig ht br ownign to for e-edge of text block, small bu mp at bo ttom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling and edge browning, light rubbing, light to moderate browning on rear panel, slight delamination at top ed ge of rear pa nel. V ery Goo d-/Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
ERTL TOY TRACTORS., Ertl, Patrick and Phillips, Catherine Lee.
36 Ertl, Patrick and Phillips, Catherine Lee. ERTL TOY TRACTORS.
St. Paul, MN MBI 2004 0760320195 / 9780760320198 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
127 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Ertl is one of the most celebrated names in diecast toy tractors. The company had its humble beginnings in Fred Ertl's basement shortly after World War II. Over the years it has grown and produced countless toys, much to the joy of children throughout the world. (This book) relays the history of these diecast tractors and implements and tells how the Dyersville, Iowa - based company grew leaps and bounds, while continuing their renowned commitment to quality and detail that goes into today's precision-made scale models. Two hundred spectacular color photographs bring the story of Ertl to life and showcase the spectacular diecast tractors and implements, as well as many examples of the injection molded farmers and livestock that Ertl has packaged with its toys. Whether you are a collector or played with these toys (maybe you still do!), ' Ertl Toy Tractors' will remind you of many memories as you plowed the living room carpet as a child." Two very small black ink stains on rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
BODYSNATCHERS:  A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832., Fido, Martin.
37 Fido, Martin. BODYSNATCHERS: A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1988. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297793934 B&w illustrations. "From 1740 to 1832, freshly buried corpses were dug up and surreptitiously hawked to surgeons and anatomists in London and Edinburgh to dissect for research and teaching purposes. The resurrection trade brought together Fellows of the Royal Society and slum-dwelling criminals in an unholy alliance. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the illicit trade had become one of London's most effic i e n t l y o rganized departments of crime, with gang-leader Ben Crouch securing a virtual monopoly of delivery to half the teaching hospitals. In Scotland, several surgeons of great eminence loved the adventure of association with desperadoes and w il li ng ly a c co mpanied them on their nocturnal excavations. Not surprisingly, there was great public consternation about the activities of the bodysnatchers, but it was only when Burke and Hare introduced murder as a means of acquiring 'sub jec ts' th at the au th ori ties acted to eradicate the ghoulish practice. Martin Fido's book is an enthralling study of a strange byway of criminal low life. It provides the first full and accurate accounts of murderers Helen Torrence and Jean Wald ie, Bish op and Head an d El iza Ross. With sketches of the great surgeons who encouraged and sought to control the trade, 'Bodysnatchers' will interest many in the medical profession and social historians as well as devotees of the true crim e gen re." Pev iou s ow ner's nam e/dat e on free front endpaper and embossed stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE PHILOSOPHER AND THE DRUIDS:  A JOURNEY AMONG THE ANCIENT CELTS., Freeman, Philip.
38 Freeman, Philip. THE PHILOSOPHER AND THE DRUIDS: A JOURNEY AMONG THE ANCIENT CELTS.
New York Simon & Schuster 2006 978074326280 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
221 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w maps, photographs. "Early in the first century B.C. a Greek philosopher named Posidonius began an ambitious and dangerous journey into the little-known land of the Celts. A man of great intellectual curiosity and considerable daring, (he) traveled from his home on the island of Rhodes to Rome, the capital of the expanding empire that had begun to dominate the Mediterranean. From there he planned to investigate for himself the mysterious Celts, reputed to be cannibals and savages. His journey would be one of the great adventures of the ancient world. Posidonius journeyed deep into the heart of the Celtic lands in Gaul. There he discovered that the Celts were not barbarians but a sophisticated people who studied the stars, composed beautiful poetry, and venerated a priestly caste known as the Druids. Celtic warriors painted their bodies, wore pants, and decapitated their foes. Posidonius was amazed at the Celtic women, who enjoyed greater freedoms than the women of Rome, and was astonished to discover that women could even become Druids. He returned home and wrote a book about his travels among the Celts, which became one of the most popular books of ancient times. His work influenced Julius Caesar, who would eventually conquer the people of Gaul and bring the Celts into the Roman Empire, ending forever their ancient way of life. Thanks to Posidonius, who could not have known that he was recording a way of life soon to disappear, we have an objective, eyewitness account of the lives and customs of the ancient Celts." Light browning to top of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly on rear panel, minor rubbing, two very small dents on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR 2.  AIRFIX MAGAZINE GUIDE 26., Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter.
39 Gander, Terry and Chamberlain, Peter. AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR 2. AIRFIX MAGAZINE GUIDE 26.
Cambridge Patrick Stephens 1977 0850592607 / 9780850592603 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
64 pp, 8 3/4" H, pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, data tables. "During the last war the Americans built twice as many tanks as Britain and Germany combined, and the M4 Sherman in particular can rightly be acclaimed as one of the weapons which won the war. (The authors) give a concise but detailed guide to American tank theory and design before and during the war, together with descriptions and data on the tanks themselves, notes on armament, camouflage and markings, four-view scale plans and extensive exciting photographic coverage." Light fading to spine color, very light wear at top of front hinge, minor rubbing, minor wrinkling on spine, two small faint foxing marks on copyright and contents page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS., Gibbings, Robert.
40 Gibbings, Robert. COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS.
J.M. Dent & Sons, Letchworth, 1953, reprint (second impression of the revised text). 
245 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, approx. 80 b&w woodblock prints by Robert Gibbings. "Patrick and Penelope set sail with their artist uncle on a cargo vessel bound for Jamaica and Panama, on their way to Tahiti. Their u ncle is on the look-out for a scientist friend of his, who is studying fish somewhere in those parts. On arrival in Tahiti he finds that his friend is on a small island some three days' sail from there, so they all embark again, this time i n a s c h o oner, in hopes of reaching him. But a storm blows up. The skipper decides to put his unusual passengers ashore on the south end of the island before the gale increases, and Uncle John starts to row through a gap in the reef in one of t h e s hi p' s bo ats. 'Great waves were surging through the pass....the receding current caught the boat and carried it as though it had been a cork....then, a moment's horror - over and over and over....' The children are washed up on the b eac h, an d ca n s ee no tr ace of their uncle. Patrick and Penelope have to lead the life of real castaways, befriended by a native who discovers them, and who initiates them into the art of catching coconut crabs, pearl diving, building a hous e, and al l m an er of t hin gs gene rally necessary to salvation on a 'desert island' in the tropics...." Faint waterstains on top of textblock, heavy color fading to top half of fore-edge of both boards - due to dampness, slight fadind at botto m e dge o f fr ont boa rd, ligh t to mo derat e edge rubbing, light wrinling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at both corners of front flap; partial old label on front flap; chips and tea rs ( some w ith c reas es) at t op/bot tom o f sp ine an d flap-folds; light to moderate edge wear; light browning, moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and top edge of flaps; small watermarks on spine; a few dye marks on inside top edge. Good-/F air 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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