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WELLINGTON WINGS:  AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT., Chappell, F.R.  Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount.
21 Chappell, F.R. Foreword by Air Commodore C.J. Mount. WELLINGTON WINGS: AN RAF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER IN THE WESTERN DESERT.
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554270 / 9780947554279 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
282 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The author was a squadron and wing intelligence officer and kept long and detailed diaries of the day to day life in the Desert Group, and on these the book is largely based. The result is a vivid and realistic picture of the Desert atmosphere; he communicates the tenseness during the nights when the Wellingtons were away on missions, the crashes, the accidents, the debriefings, and the dreaded sandstorms. He recaptures the excitement of the perilous operations, some of which he flew on himself, as well as the lighter moments during stand downs and leave periods. This is an outstanding contribution to aviation history, conveying as it does not only individual heroisms but the corporateness of a squadron in wartime." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF DOMINION SQUARE.  PLACE DU CANADA., Collard, Edgar Andrew.
22 Collard, Edgar Andrew. THE STORY OF DOMINION SQUARE. PLACE DU CANADA.
Don Mills, Ontario Longman Canada 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
63 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Here is a wealth of fascinating history, going back to the time when Dominion Square was a cemetery outside Montreal. Dr. Collard tells the story of the square's famous buildings, past and present. We visit a political rally when Sir John A. Macdonald was mobbed; we see the Winter Carnival's crowning spectacle, the storming of the Ice Palace. The 'principal presence' in the square is the Sun Life head office, one of the most massive office buildings in the world. For a number of seasons this huge structure served as the nesting place of a pair of falcons, who evidently mistook it for a mountain. And during the war it was the custodian of the securities of the British Government. Its giant carillon, once 'the Voice of Expo', can be heard every day in a twenty-minute concert. In 1966 the southern half of the square was renamed Place du Canada, and bordering it arose the C.P.R.'s modern and beautiful Chateaux Champlain and plaza, joined to the square by a wide pedestrian arch. To read (this) book is to visit the historic heart of Canada's greatest metropolis." Very minor edge wear, small light scuff mark on front panel. Dust jacket has three edge tears archivally taped, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA:  KENT.  FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH., Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by.
23 Copley, Gordon J., annotated and edited by. CAMDEN'S BRITANNIA: KENT. FROM THE EDITION OF 1789 BY RICHARD GOUGH.
Hutchinson, London, 1977. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091252407 B&w reproductions, double-page map. "William Camden provided in his 'Britannia' a historical and topographical survey, county by county, of England - and to a lesser extent - of Scotland and Ireland. Since he travelled the country at the vital period when the monasteries had only just been dissolved and before the destruction of ancient monuments in the Civil War and later centuries, his book remains a primar y s o u r c e o f great value. Yet, to be restored to its full usefulness as a tool for the modern archaeologist, historian and topographer, it requires comprehensive annotation in the light of subsequent research. This immense task has been und er t ak en b y Dr G o rd on Copley, who has himself an enviable reputation in all three of these allied fields. He has collected and collated information from any sources, and personally travelled thousands of miles to visit the sites mentioned b y C am den as th ey ca n b e see n today. This opening volume of a series intended to cover the same ground described by the Tudor historian shows how much, despite the destruction of time and the vandalism of the developer, survives of our hist oric he rita ge. Not th e le ast of its attractions is the rich turn of phrase which makes the notes a joy to read, and rivals the quality of Gough's English verion of Camden's original Latin." Tiny dint on front free endpaper - migrates into preli mina ry pa ges. Dus t ja cket hasl igh t edg e wrinkling, 1/2" chip at top of front panel and 1/2" tear at top of rear panel - both repaired with cellotape, old price label and two corner creases on front flap, minor rubbing, light soiling a nd a f ew li ght fi nger marks, very ligh t bro wnin g. Ve ry Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
24 Cox, Randall T. BIRDER'S DICTIONARY.
Helena, Montana Falcon 1996 1560444231 / 9781560444237 Soft Cover Very Good Todd Telander. 
186 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w drawings. "A one-of-a-kind reference for birders and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes, (this) is your most convenient source for biological, anatomical, physiological, behavioral, and taxonomic information about birds. Its small size makes it ideal for the window ledge, glove compartment, backpack, or library. Colloquial as well as technical terms are presented in an easy-to-read format. And the text is complemented by line drawings of avian anatomy. Appendices list North American and world bird orders in several formats. Perfect for the novice or experienced birder, the student, the researcher, the artist, or the photographer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing, small soft crease to bottom corners of covers, slight scuff to fore edge of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
25 Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan. A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.
Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island Breton Books 1993 1895415284 / 9781895415285 Soft Cover Very Good 
249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling - and then she lets the person tell it as they told it to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still cling to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales - miraculous in detail and in that they managed to survive. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling that a folklorist can expect along the way. Helen kept it all. And read as a whole, the reality and intensity of those smaller pieces reveals their value in among the more finished, well-told tales. (This) is a Maritime treasure." Interior - crease at bottom corner of page leaf 89/90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, minor soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHINA ATTACKS:  A NOVEL.  SECOND EDITION., DeVore, Chuck and Mosher, Steven W.  (De Vore.)
26 DeVore, Chuck and Mosher, Steven W. (De Vore.) CHINA ATTACKS: A NOVEL. SECOND EDITION.
Infinity, Haverford, PA, 2001, 2nd edition. 
415 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0741404303 "...exciting, entertaining, and informative, while exploring the international politics that may be leading the world to war. The story describes how America and China plan to use their military capabilities against each other. Read this riveting scenario of catastrophic conflict, as these superpowers collide over the island nation of Taiwan. Bookstores in Tawiwan and Hong Kong are selling Chinese translations of the book...." I n t e r i o r - first page has large soft corner crease and wrinkling/three tiny tears at fore-edge (archivally taped), otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, large corner crease on front cover, s li gh t sm al l cu r l to corners of covers. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
27 Doyle, Arthur Conan. THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR.
London John Murray 1912 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good 
274 pp, + publisher's advertising, 7 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. 16 b&w plates (collated). The creator of Sherlock Holmes discusses his favourite authors and books. "Come through the magic door with me, and sit here on the green settee, where you can see the old oak case with its untidy lines of volumes. Smoking is not forbidden. Would you care to hear me talk of them? Well, I ask nothing better, for there is no volume there which is not a dear personal friend, and what can a man talk of more pleasantly than that? The other books are over yonder, but these are my own favourites - the ones I care to re-read and to have near my elbow. There is not a tattered cover which does not bring it mellow memories to me." Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light browning to endpapers, moderate browning to title page, book is slightly cocked, light fading to spine and rear hinge, one small corner bump and one slight edge bump, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - includes tiny tear, light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
PAUL NASH: THE MASTER OF THE IMAGE, 1889-1946., Eates, Margot.
28 Eates, Margot. PAUL NASH: THE MASTER OF THE IMAGE, 1889-1946.
John Murray, London, 1973. 
156 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "Paul Nash was always a leading and often a controversial figure in modern English art. His complete integrity of vision, his sturdy individualism and his remarkable ability to evoke the indwelling spirit of his subject - a quiet woodland scene, a menacing prehistoric site, a strange 'objet trouve' or 'monster' bombers on the ground or in the air - set him somewhat apart from his contemporarie s. In its later phases his work was marked by a degree of intuitive vision which may well explain why he never adhered closely to any school or sought to found one himself. Despite this apparent isolation, or perhaps even because of it, his co n t r i bution to the art of the twentieth century was both vital and unique. No full scale study of his life and work has appeared for nearly twenty years and the Paul Nash Trustees felt that the time had come for a reappraisal of his achievement. Th ey a ccordingly invited Margot Eates, who had edited the 'Paul Nash Memorial Volume' and knew him well towards the end of his life to undertake this new, fully illustrated monograph. In it she traces Paul Nash's artistic development in relatio n to hi s b ackground and personality, and in a long appendix has attempted the difficult task of producing a workable chronology covering over one thousand of his recorded paintings and drawings." Slight musty odor to pages, small light dust mar k on b otto m of text block, a few tiny light marks on top of textblock, small heavy dent on front board - migrates lightly into first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling on spine and parts of rear panel, small closed perforation on front p an el, l ight edge wrinkling at top edge, light wear/wrinkling with tiny tears/chips at top of hinges and flap-folds, rear panel color has light to moderate fading, slight browning and soiling. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
29 Emmerson, George S. SCOTLAND THROUGH HER COUNTRY DANCES. 2nd EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
London, Ontario Galt House 1981 0969065302 / 9780969065302 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
191 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Here is Scottish history and Scottish folklore as seen through a tapestry of her country dances and the tunes and the events that have inspired them. The first part of the book presents a history of the Scottish Country Dance in what the late Hugh Foss described as the most concise and lucid account of the subject he had read; a dissertation on the music for Scottish Country Dancing and on such related topics as Highland dress and the Tartan. The second, and major portion of the book, deals with the meaning and significance of, or story behind, the titles of most of the Scottish Country Dances in the R.S.C.D.S. collection. This involves much of the history, social as well as political, folklore and poetry of Scotland." Cigarette odor, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, minor browning in margins of pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, edges of boards, spine; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and flap-fold/edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
30 Feinberg, Abraham L., Rabbi. SEX AND THE PULPIT.
Toronto Methuen 1981 0458945501 / 9780458945504 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
318 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(T)he culmination of the writing career of a man who has struggled all his life against social injustice and irrelevant religious orthodoxies. This book is more than the ecumenical discuss-ion of sex-related issues from a minister's point of view; it is a candid commentary on our time - a time of sexual revolution and human turmoil when old values are questioned and new answers must be found. By analyzing the historical and social aspects of sex, sexuality and sexism and the role of the clergy within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition, the author has woven his thoughts into a colorful fabric; his wisdom, wit and candor, combined with his superb literary skills, shine through on every page. The autobiographical data and references are an added bonus, providing insight into the nature of this visionary philosopher and lover of humankind. Regardless of your faith, and whether you attend church or synagogue regularly, sometimes or never, you will not be indifferent or bored when you read what the rabbi has to say." Book is cery clean. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET MEANING OF THINGS., Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.
31 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. THE SECRET MEANING OF THINGS.
New York New Directions 1968 Third Printing Soft Cover Good Signed by Author
48 pp, 7 15/16" H. Signed on half title page: "Ferlinghetti". "(B)rings together six long poems with a certain continuity and progression of vision. The first five poems form a related sequence in which the poet sees 'all too clearly'. In 'Assassination Raga' the 'glass' through which the poet sees darkly is the TV tube, and it was first read on the night of Robert Kennedy's funeral at a mammoth poetry reading in Nourse Auditorium, San Francisco. 'Bickford's Buddha' is a mediation on being afflicted with what the poet calls 'observation fever' - the ultimate vision being that of the 'all-seeing' Buddha. 'All too Clearly' finds a surreal meaning of things in flight. 'Through the Looking Glass' is also an in-flight poem, beginning with an actual flight aboard a commercial airliner and progressing through LSD vision to a final flash of how through everything 'Shiva advances with a broken arm'. 'After the Cries of Birds' is a logical opening-out of that vision into a wide-angle prophecy of the future of the world. 'Moscow in the Wilderness, Segovia in the Snow' is a separate long poem resulting from Ferlinghetti's trip across Russia and Siberia in the Winter of 1967." Interior - tiny bump at top corner of pages, one or two small light stains on inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block and to edges of rear cover, an area of light liquid marks on rear cover, very light edge wear, small crease at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DUOLOGUES AND SCENES FROM THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN.  ARRANGED AND ADAPTED FOR DRAWING-ROOM PERFORMANCE.  (DUOLOGUES FROM JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS.), Filippi, Rosina (Mrs. Dowson), arranged by.  (Jane Austen.)
32 Filippi, Rosina (Mrs. Dowson), arranged by. (Jane Austen.) DUOLOGUES AND SCENES FROM THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN. ARRANGED AND ADAPTED FOR DRAWING-ROOM PERFORMANCE. (DUOLOGUES FROM JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS.)
London J.M. Dent 1895 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Miss Fletcher. 
139 pp, 6 7/8" H. Pale green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Tissue-covered frontispiece and decorated title page. 7 additional plates with descriptions of the costumes on the facing pages. Preface by Rosina Filippi and a short essay on costumes. The duologues: Literary Tastes - Catherine Morland and Isabella Thorpe (in the Pump Room, Bath), "Northanger Abbey"; The Settlement Question - Mr and Mrs John Dashwood, "Sense and Sensibility"; The Read-ing of Jane Fairfax's Letter - Miss Bates and Emma, "Emma"; A Strawberry Picnic - Mrs Elton and Mr Knightley, "Emma"; Three Loves - Emma and Harriet, and Emma and Mr Knightley, "Emma"; The Proposal of Mr Collins - Mrs Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Collins, "Pride and Prejudice"; Lady Catherine's Visit - Lady Catherine and Elizabeth Bennet, "Pride and Prejudice". Some separation at two places between page gatherings - pages are still firmly held in binding, very light browning in margins of pages, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, previous owner's name and date in ink on front free endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to spine, wrinkling/waviness in cloth on boards, light soiling to boards, tiny bump at corners. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD., Fisher, Margery.
33 Fisher, Margery. WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0030150914 / 9780030150913 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Various. 
399 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and colour plates. "Who does not have vivid memories of characters from the books of childhood? Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit, Dr Dolittle, Paddington Bear, the Railway Children, Winnie the Pooh, Tom Sawyer - the list is endless. Many names are so familiar - favourites from generation to generation - that they need no repeating; others are half forgotten; some may be almost unknown. This book is for everyone who wishes to recapture those memories and to find fresh inspiration for reading. It is a personal collection of characters from the world of children's fiction, by an author widely known and respected for her extensive knowledge on the subject. Entries include not only human characters but humanized or personalized animals, toys and vehicles, fairy and folk tale characters. The distinctive qualities of each are evoked in the writing - their appearance, mannerisms, speech, details of background, their role within the story - so that the reader recaptures or is introduced to the essential personality of the character concerned. From Margery Fisher's pertinent critical comments one is given an indication of the quality and status of the book in question. Approximately 400 illustrations accompany the text, showing not only the well-known representations of the characters, but title pages, authors' photographs, and scenes from film treatments. This is an invaluable treasury in which to look up characters from children's books, trace where they appeared, find their authors and first publication dates. It will inspire enthusiasm to read books not previously known and can be read by anyone for pure enjoyment." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name and date on half-title page. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
34 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
35 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." Book has minor cocking. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS HOME:  THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942)., Gardiner, John Edwin.  Edited by David E. Smith.
36 Gardiner, John Edwin. Edited by David E. Smith. LETTERS HOME: THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942).
Regina, Saskatchewan University of Regina / Canadian Plains Research Center 2004 088977157X / 9780889771574 Soft Cover Near Fine 
197 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. "John Edwin Gardiner was the eldest son of James 'Jimmy' Gardiner, the most prominent Liberal politician of his day in western Canada. Edwin was called up by the RCAF in November 1940, received his Wings in October 1941, and travelled to England in early November 1941. On August 18, 1942, on the eve of the Dieppe Raid, Edwin wrote to his father: 'At long last we're going to take part in something big which you will read all about in the papers long before you get this letter'. Edwin Gardiner was killed when his plane went down on the following day. James Gardiner, who had lost two brothers in the First World War, had now lost his son to war. His wife, Violet, found the grief unbearable and took her own life in October 1944, yet another casualty of war. Gardiner kept all of Edwin's letters to the family. He investigated the circumstances of his son's death, visiting the graveyard at St. Aubin Le Cauf on several occasions and writing a thorough record of his findings. To the end of his life, he maintained contact with the family of the Canadian pilot who died at the same time as Edwin and with the French family who cared for their graves. John Edwin Gardiner's voice in 'Letters Home' is engaging, humorous, and intelligent. Like so many others of his generation, he exudes confidence and optimism despite the dangers of his situation. Perhaps most striking, and most touching, however, is the genuine family affection that pervades these letters." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS., Grahame, Kenneth.  Foreword by Naomi Lewis.  Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
37 Grahame, Kenneth. Foreword by Naomi Lewis. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS.
Bodley Head, London, 1962. 
258 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Charles Keeping. "These stories of five orphaned children living with relatives in a large old country house, can be read at two levels. 'The children', writes Naomi Lew is, 'will read these books for the story, the comedy, the treats, and above all for the unfailing silent companionship of Harold and the rest. In how many book is one so readily welcomed to share the pleasures, surprises and dreams? Yet t h e a d u l t can read the very same pages and find something else again....What both child and adult can discover in almost every story is something rare, even in poetry: a quality of ecstasy - that rainbow of the imagination which never comes by s ea r ch in g; t he sudden pleasurable surprise; an intensity of happiness after woes'...." By the author of 'The Wind in the Willows'. Faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textb loc k, sli gh t f adi ng to col o red top of textblock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small chips/tears and surface paper loss at top of spine, tiny chips/tea rs a t t op/b ott om o f fl ap- fol ds a nd at bottom of spine, 2" closed tear on front panel archivally taped, light rubbing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
PALACE EXTRAORDINARY:  THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S., Graves, Charles.
38 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
 
 
TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING., Grey, Zane.
39 Grey, Zane. TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING.
South Brunswick A.S. Barnes 1971 0498077896 / 9780498077890 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
277 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book) was first published in 1928, and has now been reprinted in a new format. With the flick of his rod and a twist of his pen, this well-known sportsman-novelist takes you with him on his trips through inland waters. From Pennsylvania to Oregon, from the calm waters of the Delware to the rushing torrents of the Klamath River, Mr. Grey casts and strikes his way. Salmon, black bass, and steelhead trout come tumbling to his line, though none too easily. There are many disappointments and many battles lost. The author tells stories of his fishing adventures with excitement and zeal. His vivid descriptions of the places he fished and the people he fished with are filled with enthusiasm. You'll learn about his techniques for outwitting the piscatorial species and the variety of baits he experimented with. You'll read about the many types of reels and rods, and those that he used. Come with Zane Grey as he takes you to the Rogue River, the most beautiful stream in Oregon, and the coldest, deepest, and swiftest he ever fished. Read about Ken, a fellow fisherman, who followed his catch down Rocky Riffle, forgetting about the deep channel below. Feel the author's anxiety as he battles with a Chinook salmon on the line. The long tug gave him aching arms and cramped hands, but he won - a prize 57-pound beauty. The 100 illustrations, many of them full-page photographs taken by the author, give you an even fuller opportunity of following every joyous tug of the line." Book slightly twisted, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several very small tears - one with crease, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with light color loss on front panel. 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
40 Gun Buster. RETURN VIA DUNKIRK.
White Lion, London, 1975, reprint. 
255 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 856172898 Map endpapers. "(This) is a war novel which has the authenticity of immediate truth. Its anonymous author landed in France in the autumn of 1939 with the British Expeditionary Force, as a young artillery officer. The following June he left the beaches of Dunkirk in a paddle steamer with his battered but defiant comrades in arms. His story of everything that happened in between in the countryside of France is told with humour a nd humanity. The book first appeared a few months after Dunkirk, and was an instant bestseller. Read again three decades later 'Gun Buster's' narrative is just as compelling - a fascinating story of a strange time." Small bump at bottom c o r n e r o f pages 239 to end of book, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, heavy creasing and small tears at top of spine area, one small chip at bottom of spine, light rubbing, a few ti ny f ox in g m ar ks . Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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