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41 Morley, Christopher. SPIRIT LEVEL AND OTHER POEMS.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1946, Ist edition. 
52 pp, small 8vo, HC in dust jacket. A collection of 32 poems. Minor edgewear to boards, small scuff mark to rear cover, top of textblock dust stained. Dust jacket is worn, with moderate edgewear/scuffing/creasing, closed tears, chips and small h ole to rear panel, price clipped, - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG-/Poor 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS: A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE ZULU NATION UNDER SHAKA AND ITS FALL IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879., Morris, Donald R.
42 Morris, Donald R. THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS: A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE ZULU NATION UNDER SHAKA AND ITS FALL IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1986, reprint. 
655 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 067163108X B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The) definitive account of a tragic and awe-inspiring story: the rise of the Zulu nation in southern Africa under the great ruler Shaka , and its fall under Cetshwayo in the Zulu War of 1879. For more than a century after the European landing at Capetown in the seventeenth century, the Boers had advanced unopposed into the vast interior of Africa. It was not until 1824 that E u r o p e ans came face to face with another expanding and imperial power, the Zulus - the most formidable nation in black Africa. That confrontation eventually culminated in a bitter war betwen the Zulu warriors and Victoria's British Army. It wa s th e la st despairing effort of Africans to stem the tide of white civilization. The result was a dramatic, legendary, and bloody defeat at Isandhlwana for the British; the aftermath was the defeat and fall of the remarkable Zulu nation." V e ry li ght w rin kli ng at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
43 Parsons, Anthony. THE CASE OF THE SECOND CRIME. THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 314. 3RD SERIES.
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, n.d.]. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "Amenya Chandra was an Indian girl whose beauty intoxicated men. When she was found dead in a Cambridge house, Sexton Blake had a tough problem to solve." Interior - pages browning very lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers), one archivally taped tear on last page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, old price written on front cover, spine has light wrinkling, browning, rubbing and/or tiny chips/closed tears at top/bottom. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TESTED:  MARSHALL TEST PILOTS AND THEIR AIRCRAFT IN WAR AND PEACE 1919 TO 1999., Pasco, Dennis.
44 Pasco, Dennis. TESTED: MARSHALL TEST PILOTS AND THEIR AIRCRAFT IN WAR AND PEACE 1919 TO 1999.
Grub Street, London, 1999. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1902304357 B&w plates. "In October 1999, Marshall of Cambridge celebrates its 90th Anniversary. One of Europe's foremost Aviation Companies, Marshall has been a leader in pilot train ing, aircraft design, conversions and repairs for decades. For example, it had trained 600 pilots by September 1939 - vitally increasing the pool for the Battle of Britain - and between '39 and '45 over 20,000 pilots, flying instructors and o b s e r v e rs were trained at Marhsall FT Schools, and over 5,000 aircraft repaired or converted....Dennis Pasco, himself a former test pilot on the Hercules and TriStar, has written the history and compiled and edited the stories of these courageo us m en , so me of whom like Peter May and Brian Wass died carrying out their duty. Here you will find excellent pen portraits by the pilots themselves, revealing fascinating insights and marvellous memories, and detailed specifications of a whol e v ari ety o f a irc raft through the Second World War, the Falklands War and beyond. The book, featuring many previously unpublished photos, will stand as a fitting tribute not only to the test pilots themselves but also to the thousands of curr ent and form er empl oyee s of the Company." Minor rubbing, very minor edge wear, small area of wrinkling at bottom of front panel. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
POETRY AND PRAGMATISM., Poirier, Richard.
45 Poirier, Richard. POETRY AND PRAGMATISM.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992, first edition. 
228 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0674679903 "(The author) reveals in this book the creative but mostly hidden alliance between American pragmatism and American poetry. He brilliantly traces pragmatism as a philosophical and literary practice grounded in a linguistic skepticism that runs from Emerson and William James to the work of Robert Frost, Gertrude Stein, and Wallace Stevens, and on to the cultural debates of today." Previous owner's name/address on free f r o n t end paper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIR OF AN ACADEMIC OLD CONTEMPTIBLE., Portway, Donald, Colonel.
46 Portway, Donald, Colonel. MEMOIR OF AN ACADEMIC OLD CONTEMPTIBLE.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971. 
232 pp, 8vo, (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, diagram. "Colonel Donald Portway....was Master of St. Catherine's College (Cambridge) from 1946 to 1957. He served with distinction in both world wars and was Joint Hon. Colonel of Cambridge University OTC from 1950 to 1957. His autobiography is a witty, informed and grateful account of a full and very varied life. Apart from his university and military careers, he was once an assistant master at Dartmouth, he w a s i n K o r ea during the Korean War and was head of a department at Khartoum University. His life story will give equal pleasure to the thousands who have known him at Cambridge and to those who now meet him for the first time." Slight bump t o to p o f s pi ne , small bump to three corners, small faint stain on front board, very small dark liquid stain on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light ru bbi ng , l ig ht wa te r s tai n and a few tiny stains on front panel, very small light stain on spine. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
47 Pryor, John H. GEOGRAPHY, TECHNOLOGY, AND WAR: STUDIES IN THE MARITIME HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, 649-1571.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992. 
238 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 0521428920 Maps, drawings. "When maritime transport and communication depended on muscle and wind-power, the Mediterranean Sea functioned as a symbiotic force between the civilisations which surrounded it, at on ce the major dividing barrier and the major connecting element. In this study, the technological limitations of maritime traffic are considered in conjunction with the peculiar geographical conditons within which it operated and which led t o t h e e s tablishment of major sea lanes on trunk routes along which traffic could move safely, efficiently, and economically. These trunk routes remained virtually unchanged from antiquity to the sixteenth century, and eventually constituted e co n om ic a n d st rategic maritime frontiers between civilisations. At the same time, the technological limitations of the oared galley meant that coasts and islands along the trunk routes had also to be held, a necessity which favoured geogr aph ica ll y t he Chr is ti an West over the world of Byzantium and Islam." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover - slight ink offset on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - min or r ubbi ng. Ve ry Good + 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
48 Rabl, S.S. MOBTOWN CLIPPER.
Cornell Maritime Press, Cambridge, Maryland, 1949, Ist edition. 
277 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "The year 1809 found shipping in the young American Republic paralyzed by the Embargo Act of Thomas Jefferson, its President. From this beginning, Mr. Rabl has unfolded a thrilling tale of men, ships and privateering in the War of 1812...the story of Eduardo Chavez who dreamed of a ship that would outsail and out-maneuver any ship afloat; of Captain Thomas Boyle, America's greatest daredevil and fun-loving Irishman, who sent his Proclamation to Great Britain's rulers putting the United Kingdom and Ireland under rigorous blockade; of beautiful and vivacious Rose LeCompte who loved a man she could not have. But most of all, it is the story of the clipper ship, Chasseur, the visions and the heartaches that went into her building, the thrills and excitement of her battles as a privateer and her many episodes as a merchantman in the China trade. With Baltimore as the focal point during the War of 1812, this story of Tom Boyle and the Chasseur, offering all the action, color and romance of the period, is made intensely vivid through Mr. Rabl's wide experience with ships and the sea." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling a top/bottom of spine, tiny areas of dis-coloration on hinges, shallow depression on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, foxing to some edges moderate edge wear, three very small perforations on hinges, light fading and small scuffs on spine, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG-/Fair 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID., Rayner, Geoff.
49 Rayner, Geoff. ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1990 1853101990 / 9781853101991 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
175 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4"H). B&w photographs, cutaway, maps. "This the fascinating story of the discovery and subsequent unearthing of a Second World War Hurricane fighter aircraft. The book has two main parts. The first covers the author's introduction as a young schoolboy to a small piece of wreckage in the Essex coastal marshes. His early inquisitiveness leads to identification of the aircraft type and several years later to a recovery operation which retrieves the substanial remains from their muddy resting place. After a period of further investigation into the remains' identity, together with some initial preservation work, the aircraft is finally put on display at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. The second part of the book attempts to recreate the sequence of events during the raid which led to the aircraft's loss." Slight cigarette odor, very small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top of rear panel, light wrinkling at top of rear hinge, minor browning on inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID., Rayner, Geoff.
50 Rayner, Geoff. ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1990 1853101990 / 9781853101991 First Edition Very Good Near Fine 
175 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4"H). B&w photographs, cutaway, maps. "This the fascinating story of the discovery and subsequent unearthing of a Second World War Hurricane fighter aircraft. The book has two main parts. The first covers the author's introduction as a young schoolboy to a small piece of wreckage in the Essex coastal marshes. His early inquisitiveness leads to identification of the aircraft type and several years later to a recovery operation which retrieves the substanial remains from their muddy resting place. After a period of further investigation into the remains' identity, together with some initial preservation work, the aircraft is finally put on display at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. The second part of the book attempts to recreate the sequence of events during the raid which led to the aircraft's loss." Book is slightly cocked, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE HANDPRINTED BOOKS OF LEONARD AND VIRGINIA WOOLF AT THE HOGARTH PRESS, 1917-1932., Rhein, Donna E.
51 Rhein, Donna E. THE HANDPRINTED BOOKS OF LEONARD AND VIRGINIA WOOLF AT THE HOGARTH PRESS, 1917-1932.
Ann Arbor, Michigan UMI Research Press 1985 0835716945 / 9780835716949 First Edition Very Good+ 
166 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w reproductions. "The purpose of this study is to give an annotated bibliography of the books and discuss the authors whose words were handprinted by the Woolfs. It has proved easiest to investigate the books and understand how their authors came to be connected with the Press by considering them in groups based on their relationship with the Woolfs. Of course the Woolfs printed their own works and that of their friends. They also printed work by people they admired and wanted to encourage in their endeavor to reach the public eye. Since most of these people developed careers of some note, it is possible to give an indication of their relationships to the Woolfs and what these particular books meant to them at the time of publication." From the Introduction. Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; The Press in the Lives of the Woolfs; Books by the Woolfs; Books by Friends; Books by Acquaintances; Books by Worthy Unknown; The Woolfs and the Book Arts Tradition; Illustrations of the Books in Order of Publication; Appendix A: List of Handprinted Books in Order of Publication; Appendix B: List of Handprinted Books in Order by Author; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Very small bump at bottom corner of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD., Robinson, Francis, editor. Foreword by Ira M. Lapidus. (Patricia Cone, Robert Irwin, Stephen F. Dale, Sarah Ansari, K.N. Chaudhuri, Basim Musallam, Stephen Vernoit, Francis Robinson.)
52 Robinson, Francis, editor. Foreword by Ira M. Lapidus. (Patricia Cone, Robert Irwin, Stephen F. Dale, Sarah Ansari, K.N. Chaudhuri, Basim Musallam, Stephen Vernoit, Francis Robinson.) THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996 0521435102 / 9780521435109 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
328 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. "De-mystifying the Islamic world and celebrating its achievements, this book covers everything from its commerce, social ordering, knowledge and learning to its art, architecture, and material culture. Emphasis is placed throughout on the close interrelationship between the West and the Islamic world, and the large cultural debt they owe one another." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD:  REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
53 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD: REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll 1996 1884718183 / 9781884718182 First Edition Very Good Good+ 
175 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the 'Holmes and Watson' of antiquarian books. After the (Second World War), Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg & Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian book-selling world, went to Europe to buy old books. (This book) glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales of steamships, cobblestone streets and dusty rare bookshops, this illustrated journal draws from original diaries and letters and contemporary recollections. Full of history and bookish tales, this personal insight into postwar Europe and the antiquarian bookselling scene will be of interest both to the seasoned bibliophile and to the casual reader." Very small area of slight surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped; has fading to color on spine, rear hinge and at top edge; small corner crease on rear flap; light wrinkling at top edge; light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
54 Selby, John. Foreword by Major-General F.C. Graham. THE THIN RED LINE OF BALACLAVA.
London Hamish Hamilton 1970 241019001 First Edition Very Good - Good- 
257 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "(T)he Charge (of the Light Brigade) was only a vivid firework display on the fringe of the main action. It was the Highland Brigade and in particular the 93rd Highlanders, the 'Thin Red Line' of the title, under the inspiring leadership of Sir Colin Campell who really saved the day. This new narrative of the battle, based exclusively on eye-witness reports from British, French and Russian sources, presents the conflict as a coherent whole. Here are Raglan, Cardigan, Lucan, Campbell and Scarlett; Bosquet and Canrobert; the staff officers, the surgeons, the lady spectators, the war corres-pondents, the ordinary soldiers on both sides. The political manoeuvring, the armies arriving in the Crimea, the Allied success at Alma, the ravages of cholera, Inkerman 'the soldier's battle', Tchernaya, the storming of the Redan, the siege of Sebastopol, the influence of Florence Nightingale and Maitre-chef Soyer - this is the Crimean War, a struggle which need not have taken place, which produced no decisive solution, and which demonstrated with appalling clarity the inefficiencies of the British High Command." Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge of boards, a few tiny shallow bumps to bottom edge of boards, small bump at bottom corner of rear boards - migrates into corner of approx. last 12 page leaves, minor browning to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one or two tiny edge tears, very light browning on spine and at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
55 Smith, Alexander McCall. Illustrated by Iain McIntosh. AT THE VILLA OF REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES. A PROFESSOR DR VON IGELFELD ENTERTAINMENT.
Vintage Canada, Toronto, 2004, first Canadian printing. 
126 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0676976816 B&w illustrations. "The third novel in the Portuguese Irregular Verbs trilogy sees von Igelfeld suffering the slings of academic intrigue as a visiting fellow at Cambridge, and the arro ws of outrageous fortune in an eventful Columbian adventure. Between trips, von Igelfeld returns to his beloved Regensburg only to discover that while he has been away his murine colleagues have been a play." By the author of "The No. 1 L a d i e s ' D e tective Agency". Dust jacket has very light fading on flap-folds, minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL GEORGE, 1819-1904:  THE LIFE OF H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE., St. Aubyn, Giles.
56 St. Aubyn, Giles. THE ROYAL GEORGE, 1819-1904: THE LIFE OF H.R.H. PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1964, Ist American edition. 
393 pp + index, 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "His Royal Highness Prince George, Duke of Cambridge...was heir presumptive to the British throne until the birth of his cousin Victoria. His life spanned her reign, and for thirty-nine years he served as commander in chief of her army. In his public life, the Royal George was crusty - even reactionary, and often an embarrassment to his cousin. He was acutely conscious of his position and jealous of his royal prerogat ives, and he resisted every single change Victoria's governments tried to bring to the organization of the army. But as a person he was warm and generous. He was genuinely loved by his troops for his concern with their welfare and his effor t s t o i mprove the conditions of army life...a skillful, thorough, and urbane biography, a ticket of admission to the great events of the Victorian age and to the homes of the Royal Family." Very minor edge wear, light browning to edges of text b lo c k. D us t jacket has very minor edge wear, light to moderate browning. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SIEGFRIED SASSOON.  TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES., Sternlicht, Sanford.  (Siegfried Sassoon.)
57 Sternlicht, Sanford. (Siegfried Sassoon.) SIEGFRIED SASSOON. TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES.
Twayne, New York, 1993. 
136 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0805770216 "Born into a privileged family in Kent in 1886, Sassoon spent a largely unremarkable childhood. Upon completing his last year at the distinguished secondary school Marlborough Col lege, a schoolmaster wrote of him: 'shows no particular intelligence or aptitude for any branch of his work; seems unlikely to adopt any special career'. After two years at Cambridge and a few more pursuing gentlemanly pastimes, Sassoon d e c i d e d t o concentrate on his poetry, which remained mediocre. This was to change with his entry into the army, just a few days before Britain entered the (First World War), and the inspiration the horrors of trench warfare provided him. Hi s wa r po em s w er e t o have an immediacy and vibrancy unmatched by any he had written before. In this study, Sanford Sternlicht examines not only this poetry but Sassoon's other literary endeavours, including the widely acclaimed 'The Complete M em oir s of Geo rg e She rs to n', to create the most comprehensive study of him to date. The first book to profit from the publication of the Sassoon diaries in the 1980s, (it) is an authroitative and well-balanced introduction to the life and wor k o f a fa sci nati ng wr iter . It also provides strong evidence against the popular view that Sassoon was a purely Georgian poet, placing his combat poetry squarely in the modernist tradition. Sassoon' copious post-World War I satirical and relig ious poe try is fully ex pli cated a nd evaluated." Fine/Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DETECTIVE FICTION.  READER'S GUIDES.  THIRD SERIES., Stevenson, W.B., compiled and introduced by.
58 Stevenson, W.B., compiled and introduced by. DETECTIVE FICTION. READER'S GUIDES. THIRD SERIES.
Cambridge National Book League / Cambridge University Press 1958 Good 
32 pp, 7 1/4" H. Contents: Introduction; Titles Mentioned in the Introduction; Reading List - The Old Masters; The Moderns; Books about Detective Fiction; Index of Titles. Interior - staples are rusty, othewise clean and tight. Exterior - top corner of book is bumped causing light creases throughout, light fading to spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LATIN OR THE EMPIRE OF A SIGN:  FROM THE SIXTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURIES., Waquet, Francoise.  Translated by John Howe.
59 Waquet, Francoise. Translated by John Howe. LATIN OR THE EMPIRE OF A SIGN: FROM THE SIXTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURIES.
London Verso 2001 1859846157 / 9781859846155 First British Edition Fine Very Good 
346 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H) "(This) enthralling history of Latin in the modern period describes the institutional setting in which it was adopted, transmitted, promoted, defended, attacked and eventually relegated to the secondary, specialist status it has today. Defended with extraordinary tenacity by the Catholic Church and the academic world against the rationalist criticisms that it was inaccessible to the great majority of people, and inconvenient and time-consuming for the rest, it became the 'European sign' par excellence, as well as denoting a wide range of other phenomena: sacredness, but also obscenity and impropriety; learning, but also pedantry and charlatanism; science, but also trickery and mumbo-jumbo. Because of the status and the many roles historically attributed to Latin it became, for westerners, much more than a language, and until the last fifty years or so reached deeply into almost everyone's life. Waquet's brisk but detailed history of a language many centuries dead will amuse anyone who did Latin at school and intrigue many who didn't, as well as providing an obituary of the liturgical and neo-classical Latin of the modern period ." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, is price-clipped, small edge tear at top of rear panel - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPORTING WITH AMARYLLIS., West, Paul.
60 West, Paul. SPORTING WITH AMARYLLIS.
Woodstock, New York Overlook Press 1996 0879516666 / 9780879516666 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
158 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "Taking as his point of departure the sexual obsessions and initiation of the poet John Milton, Paul West elucidates the psychology of an artist who would come to create the most enduring and compelling work of Western civilization on the subject of Original Sin. But that all comes later. Now young Milton is a Cambridge student, a virgin, intoxicated by the power of words and the stories of myth - and especially the myth of Amaryllis, the shepherdess in Virgil. When he meets her on a crowded London street, and is led mutely to her odd dwelling, hung with dripping animals skins and shared with a philosophizing, castrated expert on plague remedies, he encounters a living myth so powerful as to make his earlier learning - his religion, really - pale by comparison. Is she a prostitute? A witch? A myth sprung to life? All that and more, as she invites Milton to use her as his Muse. Brilliant, confounding, allegorical, and entertaining, (this book) holds the reader in thrall throughout with both its heady prose and astounding story." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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