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21 Clark, Andrew. (Harold Pringle.) A KEEN SOLDIER: THE EXECUTION OF SECOND WORLD WAR PRIVATE HAROLD PRINGLE.
Alfred A. Knopf, (Toronto, 2002), first edition. 
342 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 067697354X "Harold Pringle was underage when the Second World War broke out, eager to leave quiet Flinton, Ontario, to serve by his father's side. But few who volunteered to fight 'the good fight' realized what horror lay ahead; soon both young Harold and his father were cracking under the strain. His father was sent home; Harold Pringle found himself in Italy, fighting on the bloody 'Hitler Line'. Shellshocked, this broken soldier embarked on a tragic, final course: desertion, debauchery in the streets of Rome and a suspect accusation of murder. His appeal was reviewed by the highest levels of government, right up to Prime Minister King. But two months after the official end of the war, Private Pringle was put to death - the only soldier the Canadians had executed since the First World War. His own countrymen carried out the orders, forbidden to go home before completing this last grotesque assignment. The Pringle file was closed and stayed that way for fifty years - until Andrew Clark uncovered it and began a two-year investigative search. (This) is a true-life military detective story that shows another side of what many consider our proudest military campaign. Andrew Clark examines the fallout of a crisis that disfigured our national conscience and continues to raise questions about the ethics of war..." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SAILING SHIPS:  THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM.  PART I:  HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II:  CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES.  2 VOLUME SET., Clowes, G.S. Laird.
22 Clowes, G.S. Laird. SAILING SHIPS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION OF SHIP-MODELS IN THE SCIENCE MUSEUM. PART I: HISTORICAL NOTES & PART II: CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITS, WITH DESCRIPTIVE NOTES. 2 VOLUME SET.
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1932 Soft Cover Very Good - 
115 pp + 122 pp, 9 9/16" H. Part I is the Third Edition, printed in 1932 and Part II is the Second Edition, printed in 1936. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Part I Contents: Introduction; Early Ships of the Mediterranean Littoral; The Vessels of Greece and Rome; Early Craft of North-Eastern Europe; The English One-Masted Ship; The Introduction of the Three-Masted Ship; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War in the Eighteenth Century; Merchant-Ships in the Eighteenth Century; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Part II Contents: Early Ships, Up to the Middle of the Fifteenth Century; The Introduction of the Three-Master; Ships Under Elizabeth and the Stuarts; Men-of-War of the Eighteenth Century; "Prisoner-of-War" Models; The Last Fifty Years of the Sailing Warship; The Evolution and Decline of the Clipper Ship. Interiors - a few tiny corner creases, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light rubbing on covers, a few light wrinkles on spines, surface paper damage (glued) at bottom rear corner of Part II 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BAGPIPE:  THE HISTORY OF A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT., Collinson, Francis.
23 Collinson, Francis. THE BAGPIPE: THE HISTORY OF A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1975, first edition. 
257 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0710079133 B&w illustrations. "....(a) fascinating full-length history of one of the world's most interesting and ancient musical instruments. The story begins in 3000 B.C. with the mouth-blown reed pipes, predecessor to the bagpipe. Mr Collinson looks at the history of this instrument as known in ancient Babylonia and Egypt, through the ancient Grecian Empire and Greece itself, to Rome and thence to Britain. He investigates the application of the bag principle to the mouth-blown pipes in Hellenic Egypt and Rome, and the first appearance of the bagpipe in Great Britain and Ireland in the eleventh or twelfth century. He describes the development of the bagpipe in the Br itish Isles, its rise and gradual waning, leaving the Scottish Highland bagpipe and the Northumbrian pipes as the sole survivors. Having traced its evolution, the book goes on to narrate the fortunes of the 'Great Highland Bagpipe' itself. T h i s i s an account which encompasses the Jacobite risings and Culloden, and the Disarming Act 1747, by which the use of the bagpipe was more or less proscribed. It covers the great music of Pibroch, in the hands of the MacCrimmons and other p ip er s, a n d co ntinues up to modern times. Appendices list the bagpipes of other countries and the materials used in the instrument's manufacture, and there is a comprehensive bibliography." Cigarette odor, previous owner's bookplate on fro nt pas ted own , s ma ll bo okstore stamp on title page, minor browning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of textblock, slight corner bumps, very light edge wear, heavy indentation lines with tiny scuffs down spine - probably from bindi ng p roce ss. Dus t ja cke t i s cl ipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, browning to edges, two tiny dints on front hinge, crease down rear flap. Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
24 Comfort, Charles Fraser. Introduction by Eric Harrison. Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson. ARTIST AT WAR.
Pender Island, British Coumbia Remembrance Books 1995 0920270212 / 9780920270219 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine Charles Fraser Comfort. 
197 pp + 4 pp of colour maps, 9" H. Colour plates, b&w portraits. "In 1943, Charles Comfort was sent into battle to make a painter's record of the Canadian army's fight against the Germans on the Italian peninsula. (This) is his account of that fight. Enduring the shellfire, the mud, and the fatigue of battle, Comfort watches war being waged amidst the treasures of centuries of Italian art and culture. From the horrors of Ortona to the jubliant liberation of Rome, (this book) gives us a view of the war unlike any other - the vivid and penetrating view of a soldier armed not just with a rifle but with a paintbrush - and a pen. Originally published in 1956, this new edition features a revised text and 33 colour reproductions of Comfort's wartime paintings, many of which have never before been displayed in public." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CHARIOT:  THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE., Cotterell, Arthur.
25 Cotterell, Arthur. CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.
London Pimlico 2004 0712669426 / 9780712669429 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - some 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is grapically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Illiad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 325 B.C. Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 B.C., on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Britain to Korea." Includes a chapter titled 'Survivals, Ritual and Racing'. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
QUADRANTUS REX., Coulehan, Norbert.
26 Coulehan, Norbert. QUADRANTUS REX.
Macmillan, London, 1959, first edition. 
298 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In the second year B.C. the Emperor Augustus decided to call a conference for world peace, 'Pax Mundana', and despatched a young sea tribune, Titus to collect and escort to Rome the three gr eat Kings from Africa, Asia and the Baltic. This, in the first place, is the story of how Titus carried out his unusual assignment, the hazards and dangers of his voyages and his difficulties, both practical and diplomatic, with his noble c h a r g e s . But no less important than the sea tribune is Quadrantus, the Master of the squaresailer in which he travelled. It is soon apparent that this is no ordinary ship and Quadrantus is no ordinary master: a giant of a man, he runs his du mb c re w wi th u n canny precision and his navigation and seamanship verge on the miraculous. After the fruitless conference, Titus and Quadrantus escort the three Kings on what seems a hopeless mission to King Herod. Guided by a strange st a r, the Ki ngs a re lan ded n ear Philippi, and the half-whispered stories of the phenomena which heralded the Birth of Christ and the legend of a fourth King who set off for Bethlehem with his fellows yet failed to arrive, are given an unexpect ed tw ist when see n t hro ugh the mir ror of Norbert Coulehan's narrative." Tiny foxing specks on the top and fore-edge of the textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket i s p rice cli pped, has ligh t to mod erat e ed ge wear/wrinkling, very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning on flap-folds. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GREEKS, ROMANS AND BARBARIANS: SPHERES OF INTERACTION., Cunliffe, Barry.
27 Cunliffe, Barry. GREEKS, ROMANS AND BARBARIANS: SPHERES OF INTERACTION.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1988, first edition. 
243 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713452730 B&w maps, plans, graphs. "....uses 'hard' archaeological evidence to examine the social and economic systems of barbarian Europe in relation to Greco-Roman civilization. B eginning with the settlement of Greek colonists on the French Mediterranean coast in c.600 BC, this is a lucid study of the effects of trade in advance of the frontiers on the barbarian communities beyond. At the same time it is a chronic l e o f t h e march of Greco-Roman civilization across the face of Europe, ending in the great barbarian migrations of the 4th and 5th centuries AD." Heavy bump to top corner of boards and textblock - mainly at front less at rear, one or two pag es w i th t i ny c re a se at top edge, faint soiling mark on top of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has creasing at top of flap-folds and spine - light edge wrinkling elsewhere, light rubbing - a few very small dints on rear panel. Ve ry Goo d- /Ve ry Go od 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FATAL DECISION:  ANZIO AND THE BATTLE FOR ROME., D'Este, Carlo.
28 D'Este, Carlo. FATAL DECISION: ANZIO AND THE BATTLE FOR ROME.
HarperCollins, New York, 1991, book club edition. 
566 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "By taking advantage of Allied command of the sea and air to effect complete surprise, infantry and armored forces landing at Anzio on January 22 were expected to secure a beachhead and then push inland to cut the two main highways and railroads supplying the German armies to the south, either trapping and annihilating them or forcing them to withdraw north and opening the way to R o m e . S u c h was the plan. What really happened, brilliantly told by Carlo D'Este, was a near disaster for the Allies and the unfortunate soldiers involved. Doomed by uncertain leadership at the highest levels, including Churchill's pressure an d me dd l in g, G en eral Sir Harold Alexander's lack of firm directives, and General Mark Clark's unwillingness to risk defeat or push a tired General John Lucas, the Anzio beachhead became a death trap, with Allied troops forced to fight for the ir li ves f o r f ive dr ead ful months in a throwback to the trench warfare of World War I. Even the enventual Allied victory, when the Germans finally gave way in May 1944, was tarnished by Clark's ambition to be first in Rome instead of a ttem pti ng t o cu t o ff and des troy or capture fleeing German troops...." Light edge wear, several tiny soiling specks on edges of textblock, minor soiling, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate ege wear, light edge wrin kling , on e sma ll te ar, two tiny chip s, co rner crease on front flap, very light rubbing, crease down spine. VG/G 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ROXANA OR THE FORTUNATE MISTRESS., Defoe, Daniel.  Illustrated by Andre Dugo.
29 Defoe, Daniel. Illustrated by Andre Dugo. ROXANA OR THE FORTUNATE MISTRESS.
World, Cleveland, 1946. 
318 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Roxana was indeed a fortunate mistress. Deserted by her wastrel husband, with five small children to support, she embarked on a purple career with gusto and practicalit y. 'Always the best' might have been her motto, for she became the beloved of Europe's wealthiest and most illustrious men. Paris, London, Venice, Rome - all the glittering meccas of Eighteenth Century society served as backgrounds for h e r a m o r o u s exploits. She lived well, loved luxuriously, and bore countless children until she was well past middle age. And though her end disproved the title 'fortunate', still Roxana accepted calamity with her customary fortitude, and o ne f e el s su re t ha t in time she rose to sin again with triumph and magnificence...." Light edge wear, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, browning to panels, heavy browning to spine, flap-folds a nd top e dge s of fla ps. V er y good/Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF NAVAL WARFARE, 1190 BC - PRESENT: STRATEGY, WEAPONS, COMMANDERS, AND SHIPS., Dicke, Iain; Dougherty, Martin J.; Jestice, Phyllis J.; Jorgensen, Christer; Rice, Rob S.
30 Dicke, Iain; Dougherty, Martin J.; Jestice, Phyllis J.; Jorgensen, Christer; Rice, Rob S. FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF NAVAL WARFARE, 1190 BC - PRESENT: STRATEGY, WEAPONS, COMMANDERS, AND SHIPS.
Thomas Dunne / St. Martin's Press, New York, 2009, first U.S. edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780312554538 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, profiles, drawings, uniform studies, reproductions. "(A)nalyzes the tactics, techniques, and weaponry of naval warfare from the ancient period to the modern day. Beginning with Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III's victory over the piratical Sea Peoples in 1190 BC, and coming up-to-date with the use of aircraft carriers and the latest computerized weapons technology, the book covers every significant development in naval warfare over the last 3000 years." Very small shallow dent at top edge of rear board; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has some area s o f light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
31 Dickens, Charles. Selected and introduced by Rosalind Vallance. DICKENS IN EUROPE.
London Folio Society 2010 Third impression. Hard Cover Near Fine 
212 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Dark brown cloth spine with gold lettering, black illustration of Dickens' Swiss Chalet on the mid brown paper covered front and rear covers. Map endpapers, b&w interior illustrations. Dark brown slipcase. Chapter headings: Crossing the Channel (July 1837); The First Visit to Italy (1844-45); Genoa (1844); The Adventure of 'The Chimes' (1844-45); Towards Rome (Spring 1845); Rome (1845); Naples (1845); A Secret Expedition (1845); Goodbye to Italy (June 1845); In Switzerland (1846); Paris (1851); In Provincial France (1853 and later); Switzerland and Italy (1853); Hommage a l'illustre ecrivain d'Angleterre (1855-65); Return Via Staplehurst (June 1865); At Home in the Swiss Chalet). Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
32 Ellacott, S.E. SPEARMAN TO MINUTEMAN: THE STORY OF THE SOLDIER, 2000 B.C. - 1783 A.D.
Abelard-Schuman, London, 1970, reprint. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings. "In words, and in the author's own profuse and graphic drawings, the soldier is depicted in a long parade from the disciplined spearmen of the Egyptian Pharaohs through the legions o f Rome, the medieval horseman and archer and the Spanish pikeman to the Continental Army that George Washington forged from his sharpshooting countrymen. We learn about the soldier's daily life - his kit, arms, pay, food, and living condi t i o n s i n a nd out of action over a period of mroe than 3,000 years. European and American armies, developed by a long process of evolution, are brought to the late 18th century; the high point of the age of the individual, professional, volu nt ee r so ld i er ." T iny bump to top corner of boards, minor soiling on top of book, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at top/bottom of front flap, has light edge wrinkling, moderate to heavy rubbing - mainly o n s pin e and at c orn ers . V ery Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE VATICAN AND HOLY YEAR., Fenichell, Stephen S. and Andrews, Phillip.
33 Fenichell, Stephen S. and Andrews, Phillip. THE VATICAN AND HOLY YEAR.
Halcyon House, Garden City, New York, 1950, first edition. 
115 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "....the history and glories of the Vatican and the highlights of the pilgrim's visit to Rome are dramatically presented. Since the proc lamation of the first Jubilee in 1300, Holy Years have called thousands of faithful to the Eternal City; the pilgrims of 1950 follow an ancient religious tradition. Vatican City, the smallest independent state in the world, is fully descr i b e d - i t s wealth of art treasures, its colorful guards' corps, and its architectural masterpieces. The ancient and modern glories of the Basilica of St. Peter are inspiring examples of faith and religious veneration. In the historical acc ou nt o f t he Po pe s, nearly two thousand years of Papal sovereignty unfolds, with strands intimately affecting the nations and peoples of the world. This volume contains photographs of the 1950 Holy Year ceremonies and the opening of the Holy Do or of St . Pet e r's by Po pe Pius XII on Christmas Eve, 1949. It is a book for all those who are interested in Holy Year - for those who participate in the ceremonies at home as well as for those who are making the pilgrimage to Rome." A fe w ti ny fox ing m arks o n ed ges of b oards, book is cocked. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning to edges, fading to spine and light fading on parts of front panel, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Very G ood/G ood + 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE PHILOSOPHER AND THE DRUIDS:  A JOURNEY AMONG THE ANCIENT CELTS., Freeman, Philip.
34 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
 
 
ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON., Galbraith, David.
35 Galbraith, David. ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2000, first edition. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802044514 B&w illustrations. "This ground-breaking study explores the treatment of the boundaries between poetry and history in three epic literary works: Spenser's 'Faerie Queene', S amuel Daniel's 'Civil Wars', and Michael Drayton's 'Poly-Olbion'. David Galbraith argues that each of the three national poems enters into a dialogue with classical and more contemporary predecessors and that this relationship has profound i m p l i c a t ions for understanding the English Renaissance. He explores the importance for each poem of various aspects of the relationships between England and Rome and the significance of the recurring spatial metaphors by which the territor i es o f po et ry a nd history are constituted, negotiated, and traversed. By presenting historically and theoretically inflected readings of the poems, Galbraith gives new interpretation to important problems of allegory and poetic imitation." L igh t w ri nkl ing at bo tto m of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE GENERAL WHO NEVER WAS., Galloway, Strome.
36 Galloway, Strome. THE GENERAL WHO NEVER WAS.
Mika, Belleville, Ontario, 1981. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919303544 Ex-library. B&w photographs. A large part of the book focuses on the author's experiences with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Italy/Sicily during WWII. Contents: The Gene ral Speaks Out; Amateur Soldier Between the Wars; When England Stood Alone; Low Point at Dieppe; Drinking The King's Red Rum; Naked Bayonets at Stuka Farm; The Irish Brigade Fought On; "Down Doors!"; They Died in Sicily's Sunshine; The Poin t o f T h e Arrow; The Gates of Hell; Vineyards of Death; The Road to Rome; A Holiday for Heroes; "Rimini by Noon!"; Rivers of Blood; In the Valley of The Po; Finally, The Siegfried Line; Soldier No More. Ex-libray copy with very small ink notat io n i n t he m ar g in of pages 160 & 174, old tape residue on pastedowns and pocket removal marks/remnants on free rear endpaper, stamps on edges of text block, wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, minor soiling. Dust jacke t h as li gh t mod era te wr inkling old tape marks on inside surface, no label on spine, minor browning. Good reading copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DOUBLE TONGUE., Golding, William.
37 Golding, William. THE DOUBLE TONGUE.
London Faber and Faber 1995 0571175260 / 9780571175260 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
165 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). "An aged prophetess at Delphi, the most sacred oracle in ancient Greece, looks back over her strange life as the Pythia, the First Lady and voice of the god Apollo. As a young virgin with disturbing psychic powers, Arieka was handed over to the service of the shrine by her parents. She has now spent sixty years as the very medium, the torn mouthpiece, of equivocal mantic utterances from the bronze tripod in the sanctuary beneath the temple. Over a lifetime at the mercy of god and priest and people she has watched the decay of Delphi's fortunes and its influence in the world. Her reflections on the mysteries of the oracle, which her own weird gifts have embodied, are matched by her feminine insight into the human frailties of the High Priest himself, a true Athenian, whose intriguing against the Romans brings about humiliation and disaster. This extraordinary short novel, left in draft at the author's sudden death in 1993, is a psychological and historical triumph. An absolutely convincing portrait of a woman's experience, something rare in Golding's oeuvre, Arieka the Pythia is one of his finest creations." Small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of flap-folds - very light edge wear elsewhere, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND., Goldstein, David.
38 Goldstein, David. JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND.
London Hamlyn 1980 0600363651 / 9780600363651 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
176 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Judaism, has flourished for millennia in a myriad of environments; each has contributed something to the Jewish tradition. Far from being a religion ossified in the world of the Bible; it has produced countless legends and stories, built up on Bible inspiration but reflecting the ideas of the cultures within which they emerged. (This book) explores the core of the Jewish faith by retelling the stories made up and told by Jews throughout the world. The author develops essential ideas of Judaism, including the creation of the universe, the history of man, the history of Israel and the future of Israel. He retells the familiar Biblical stories surrounding the great Biblical personalities such as Abraham, Moses and Elijah. He then goes on to show how their ideas and their characters were developed in the legends and folklore surrounding the Torah, and elaborated throughout the rabbinical tradition. With its great variety of stories told in clear and simple style, written for Jew and Gentile alike, (it) provides a fascinating insight into the wealth and vitality of Judaism." One page with small dog-ear crease - indent on adjacent page, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear panel, some light water staining on inside top surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ASTERIX GLADIATEUR.  UNE AVENTURE D'ASTERIX., Goscinny.  Dessins de Uderzo.
39 Goscinny. Dessins de Uderzo. ASTERIX GLADIATEUR. UNE AVENTURE D'ASTERIX.
Dargaud, Paris, 1982. 
48 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 2205001345 FRENCH TEXT. Profusely illustrated with full color cartoons. Asterix and Obelix go to Rome and end up as gladiators in the Forum. Slight bump to top/ bottom of spine, tiny scuff at top rear corner, minor rubbing yo glossy boards. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BOLERO:  THE LIFE OF MAURICE RAVEL., Goss, Madeleine.
40 Goss, Madeleine. BOLERO: THE LIFE OF MAURICE RAVEL.
Henry Holt, New York, 1940. 
303 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Beginning with that dramatic November evening in 1928 at the Opera when the irresistible rhythm and power of 'Bolero' first swept the musical public of Paris off its feet....Mrs. Goss tells the story of Ravel's life as the adventure in creative living which it was. She relates the artist to the man, and both to their time, in a manner which is both rare and exciting....Ravel's work and its varying reception by th e c r i t i c s and the public, his relations to the other great musicians of his time - Debussy, Satie, Faure, and many others - the account of his years of study, of the Conservatoire, and of the Prix de Rome competitions which were so heartbrea ki n g fo r hi m, a re set down with a meticulous regard for fact....As source references, the appendices as well as the text will prove invaluable to the student. The present volume provides, for the first time in any language or publication, a com pl et e, ac cur ate li st o f all Ravel's compositions, together with the dates of their writing, publication, and first performance. There is also a list of recordings of Ravel's music....a carefully selected bibliography, and an index." Lig ht b row nin g t o p ages and edg es of textblock, light soiling to bottom of textblock, slight fading to color on top of textblock and top edge of boards, very light wrinkling and fading to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clipped at corners , has lig ht t o mo dera te ed ge we ar/wr ink lin g, small chips and tears, light rubbing and soiling on rear panel, light browning on inside. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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