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RITES OF SPRING: THE GREAT WAR AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN AGE., Eksteins, Modris.
41 Eksteins, Modris. RITES OF SPRING: THE GREAT WAR AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN AGE.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1994, later printing. 
396 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550135236 B&w photos, map. "...conveys the terrible experience of trench warfare and explains why it so radically altered the psychology of Europe..." - New York Times. Interior - a few pages with very small corner crease, ink notation on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor bump at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF MY LIFE DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION., Elliott, Grace Dalrymple.
42 Elliott, Grace Dalrymple. JOURNAL OF MY LIFE DURING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
n.p. Rodale Press Very Good Very Good 
153 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H) - green cloth spine with gold lettering, pale pink boards with red crest on front board, glassine dust jacket, pale green wraparound band with title in black and illustration of a lady in red on front and back and price $3.95 on inside of front flap, plain red slipcase, no date. Illustrated. King George III's physician was also Mrs Elliot's physician and the King became intrigued with stories the doctor related to him of Mrs Elliott's experiences in Paris at the time of the French Revolution. At his request, she committed the story to paper. Contents: Preface; The Outbreak of the Revolution; Marie Antoinette / the Revolution at Brussels; The escape and recapture of the Royal Family; My adventures in aiding M. de Chansenets; The murder of Louis XVI and my arrest; My examination by the Comite Revolutionnaire; My arrest and confinement in the Recollets; The execution of d'Orleans / I am removed to the Carmes; The Editor's conclusion. Very tiny dint on front board, very minor soiling a few tiny dints on top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has very light wear and wrinkling at bottom of hinges and flap-folds, very small tear with crease at top of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. Wraparound band has very light browning on spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light wear at corners, light rubbing, very small bump at one bottom front corner, slight colour fading at front edges, crease/bend at bottom corner of one side panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM., Ellridge, Arthur.
43 Ellridge, Arthur. GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM.
Paris Terrail 1995 287939080X / 9782879390802 Very Good 
223 pp, 4to (11 13/16" H). 164 colour reproductions. "Gauguin, the leading figure of the Pont-Even group, inspired the Nabis through his influence on the young painter Paul Serusier. In the Breton village where they spent the summer of 1888, Serusier, under Gauguin's direction, painted a landscape in pure colours that verged on the abstract. When they returned to Paris and showed the picture to their friends, Maurice Denis, Vallotton, Vuillard and Bonnard, the effect was so magical that it became known as 'The Talisman'. The painting was at odds with the academic teaching of the time and they saw it as a veritable revelation; hence the name 'Nabis' from 'Nebiim', Hebrew for prophet. (This book) traces the genesis of this revelation in the context of a survey of the intellectual and artistic climate in Paris at the turn of the century, a period that also embraced Symbolism, Japonism, and the originality of a group of artists whose common characteristic was the will to apply the modernist ideal in every art form, including poster design, theatre programmes and stage sets." This is a heavy volume which may require extra postage, depending on destination. Interior - very light rub line on first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small corner crease and soft crease on rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
44 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
45 Fabre, Michel. (Richard Wright.) RICHARD WRIGHT: BOOKS & WRITERS.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, (1990), Ist edition. 
299 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Richard Wright, born in Mississippi in 1908, was largely self-taught...In this valuable work Michel Fabre, Wright's biographer and foremost among Wright scholars, details the volumes in Wright's library, and the facts of Wright's reading habits. This listing of books that formed and influenced him includes second-hand books he bought while living in extreme poverty in Chicago, some borrowed books never returned, books purchased in New York and in Paris, books Wright deemed required reading for a growing novelist, gift books, and others in a wide and comprehensive list on such subjects as contemporary American literature, classic European works, Afro-American studies, psychology, psychiatry, criminology, and social sciences...details information about when and where the volumes were acquired. In compiling this listing Fabre goes beyond the actual contents of Wright's library, for he includes also titles drawn from references in Wright's works and from the testimonies of people who knew him and his reading habits. Included also is an appendix that collects for the first time reviews written by Wright, his prefaces, forewords, and blurbs...In them one sees Wr ight as an author ready to help younger writers, black and white, American and French." This is an unread book, just removed from publisher's shrinkwrap for cataloguing. Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
46 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STALINGRAD EN NORMANDIE:  LA DESTRUCTION DE LA VIIe ARMEE ALLEMANDE DANS LA POCHE ARGENTAN-FALAISE 31 JUILLET-22 AOUT 1944., Florentin, Eddy.
47 Florentin, Eddy. STALINGRAD EN NORMANDIE: LA DESTRUCTION DE LA VIIe ARMEE ALLEMANDE DANS LA POCHE ARGENTAN-FALAISE 31 JUILLET-22 AOUT 1944.
Presses de la Cite, Paris, 1981, 15e edition, entierement remaniee et reenrichie. 
383 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 2258008611 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. "Cette etonnante bataille n'avait encore jamis ete racontee dans aucun livre au monde. 'Stalingrad en Normandie' comble cette lacune . Seule grand bataille interalliee de la guerre, puisque Canadiens, Americains, Anglais, Polonais, Francias ont tenu les bords du 'chaudron', convergeant tous vers le meme village de Chambois, la bataille de la Poche de Falaise, avec ses c o u p s d e t heatre, ses atermoiements, son desordre, ses actes individuels, ses heros, ses petits villages encercles portes au rang de celebrites historiques, ses anecdotes emouvantes, ses a-cotes pittoresques, ses joies aussi, meritait d'etre r ac on te e s ou s l e titre que les combattants lui ont spontanement donne: 'Stalingrad en Normandie'...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - moderate edge wear, a few small soft creases, crease on rear cove r, a f ew scu ff s, li gh t cr ease on spine, minor foxing to fore-edge of last few pages, shelf soiling to bottom of textblock. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
48 Givry, Grillot de. LE MUSEE DES SORCIERS MAGES ET ALCHIMISTES.
Librarie de France, Paris, 1929, Ist edition. 
450 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. TEXT IN FRENCH. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color reproductions. Interior - bequest bookplate on front pastedown, very light to light browning to pages and endpapers, slight bump to top corner of most pages, 1/2" split at top/bottom of rear inside gutter, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - moderate to heavy edge/corner wear, moderate rubbing, a few light scratches and browning on rear board, darkening to spine, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of textblock. Good reference copy. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
SLIGHTLY CHIPPED:  FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
49 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. SLIGHTLY CHIPPED: FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE.
New York St. Martin's 1999 0312205872 / 9780312205874 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
213 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(A) companion piece for 'Used and Rare', (this book) details the warm and witty story of the (authors') further explorations into the curious world of books. The Goldstones get hooked on the writing, correspondence, and couplings of the Bloomsbury group; they track down Bram Stoker's earliest notes for 'Dracula'; they set their sights on a single lot of 128 leather-bound books at Sotheby's auction of the Paris home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; they try out book collecting on the Internet; and they are introduced to hypermoderns. 'Slighty Chipped' is filled with anecdotes, esoterica, and fun facts about the world of book collecting. The Goldstones have discovered new places to buy rare tomes and new eccentric personalities along the way." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine, minor lean to spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small tear at bottom of front flap-folds - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
50 Goodspeed, D.J. BAYONETS AT ST CLOUD: THE STORY OF THE 18TH BRUMAIRE.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1965 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"H). "When Napoleon left Egypt in August, 1799, he was deserting a plague-ridden force, whose numbers had been reduced by half since they first landed fourteen months before. Their pay was four million francs in arrear and all ranks were in a state of near-mutiny against their Commander-in-Chief, whose real purpose in Egypt, they alleged, was to augment his personal glory. But by November 9th, the 18th Brumaire, Napoleon had so regained the support of the Army in Paris that he was able to drive out the elected representatives of the French people at bayonet-point from the Orangery of St Cloud, and assume supreme power." Scattered foxing marks to top and bottom edges of textblock, minor wrinkling to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing/scuffing on rear panel, two s,all creases a top edge of front panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ASTERIX GLADIATEUR.  UNE AVENTURE D'ASTERIX., Goscinny.  Dessins de Uderzo.
51 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.
52 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
 
 
53 Grey, Ian. PETER THE GREAT: EMPEROR OF ALL RUSSIA.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1960 Second Printing Very Good Good- 
505 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The first modern Russian was Peter the Great. In this enthralling biography of that remarkable, revolutionary ruler, Ian Grey paints a superbly illuminating portrait - clean, clear, objective, without malice or sentimentality. Here we have, life-size, not only the great Tsar, but the man who fell in love with a peasant girl and made her his empress; the father who was betrayed by his son; the roisterer who was a creative genius; the physical giant who carried all his life the scars of a childhood terror; the soldier, sailor, laborer, daring innovator, architect of a nation. Tossing aside all the pomp and holiness that traditionally surrounded a tsar, Peter ripped apart the fabric of Russian life and, almost singlehandedly, made his country into a modern Western power." Tiny bump at top corner of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling, very small tears and chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear with crease at top of front panel and small scuff at bottom, minor edge browning, light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER., Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina.  (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.)
54 Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina. (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.) FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER.
Washington, D.C. Faberge Arts Foundation 1993 0883971100 / 9780883971109 Very Good - 
476 pp, square 8vo (8 5/8" x 8 5/8" x 1 3/8"). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. The catalogue of an exhibition. Contents: Faberge in Our Time; History of the House of Faberge; Chronology of the House of Faberge in Its Time; New Insights into Faberge from Russian Documents; A Few Remarks Concerning Imperial Easter Eggs; Imperial Easter Eggs - A Technical Study; New Light on the Workshop of Henrik Wigstrom; The Moscow Workshops; Faberge and the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle; The London Branch; Faberge Drawings in the Hermitage Collection; Faberge's Houses in St. Petersburg; Kshesinskaia's Memories; A Treasure Found in Solianka Street; Tracing Faberge's Treasures after 1918; Faberge and America; 'Fauxberge'; Catalogue of Works; Hallmarks; Birbaum Memoirs; Selected Bibliography; Index. Interior - slight yellowing to edges of pages, faint lettering ink offset on title page. Exterior - light rubbing, light edge wear, two small creases at bottom front corner, crease down middle of rear cover, very small piece of laminate missing at bottom edge of rear cover, slight waviness to top/bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.
55 Hamilton, Alexander. WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.
Crecy 1993 0947554343 / 9780947554347 Reprint Near Fine Very Good 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing, irregular light line indentation on front panel, two tiny pin holes on front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WINGS OF NIGHT:  THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC., Hamilton, Alexander.
56 Hamilton, Alexander. WINGS OF NIGHT: THE SECRET MISSIONS OF GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES PICKARD, DSO AND TWO BARS, DFC.
Crecy 1993 0947554343 / 9780947554347 Reprint Near Fine Very Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "Charles Pickard joined the Royal Air Force before the outbreak of World War II, and at the beginning of hostilities was posted to No.99 Bomber Squadron and was later to command the Czech 311 Squadron. He took part in the Bruneval raid, and came to the forefront of public attention when he starred as 'F for Freddie' in 'Target for Tonight', a film made to illustrate the operational role of the bomber. His secret missions began when he was posted to RAF Tempsford, the jumping off ground for the SOE operations from where, as a Lysander pilot, his sorties took him deep into enemy territory at night to drop secret agents and supplies. Time after time he demonstrated his extraordinary ability for night flying but, ironically, was killed while taking a prominent part in the famous daylight raid on the prison at Amiens." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap - very minor edge/wrinkling wear elsewhere, very light rubbing, an area of printing ink smudges on inside surface. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF., Hamilton, Duncan.
57 Hamilton, Duncan. THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF.
London Century 2011 1846058139 / 9781846058134 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
311 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "October 17, 1898, en route to Paris's Gare du Nord station, the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland's jewels were stolen from her train carriage. More than forty pieces, worth nearly 2 million Pounds today, disappeared that night, and the perpetrator along with them. It would become one of the most widely reported heists of the late Victorian era, but what no one knew was that the man who committed this most daring and well-planned theft had already committed nine almost identical crimes. A man who wore bespoke suits and handmade shoes; who used a dozen pseudonyms to dust over his tracks; who belonged to three smart London clubs and lived in the luxury of West End hotels; whose staple diet was champagne and whisky; who was pursued by London's top detectives for five and a half years and - by their own admission - proved smarter than them. A man who fell so much in love with a woman that he would steal and lie for her, only to be betrayed by her." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
58 Hamilton-williams, David. THE FALL OF NAPOLEON: THE FINAL BETRAYAL.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199852 / 9781860199851 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, (the author) questions many of the established views in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' and well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battle-field, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal." Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Hanson, Neil.
59 Hanson, Neil. UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005, first American edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0307263703 B&w photographs, map. "The First World War was a conflict of unprecedented ferocity that unleashed such demons as mechanized warfare and mass death on the twentieth century. After the last shot was fired and the troops marched home, approximately three million soldiers remained unaccounted for. Some bodies were found, but they bore no trace of identification; many more men had been blown to smithereens or had s i m p l y vanished into battlefields where as many as a hundred shells had fallen on every square yard. An unassuming English chaplain first proposed a symbolic burial of one of those unknown soldiers in memory of all the missing dead. The idea w as p ic ke d u p by almost every country that had an army in the war, and each laid a body to rest amid an outpouring of national grief - in London's Westminster Abbey, Paris's Arc de Triomphe, Rome's Victor Emmanuelle Monument, and, for the United St ate s, Arl in gt on National Cemetery in Virginia. In (this book, the author) offers an unflinching yet compassionate account of the reality of battle on the front lines. He focuses on three soldiers - an American, an Englishman, and a German - an d na rra tes the ir war experiences through their diaries and letters. (He) describes how each man endured the nearly unbearable conditions in the trenches and in the air and relates what is known about their deaths; all three died on the batt lefie lds o f th e So mme, wi thin gunshot sound of one another. He delves into their familial ties, the ideals they expressed in their letters, and he explains how the death of one, the American pilot George Seibold, was instrumental in the creat ion of the G old S tar M other s, a n organization caring for bereaved mothers, wives, and families that is still active today. Hanson animates and brings to life the combatants who perished without a trace, and shows how the Western world arrived at the now ti me-hon ored w ay of mourn ing and paying tribute to all those who die in war." Tiny piece missing from edge of rear pastedown, two tiny tears at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has tiny tear and very l ight wri nkling a t top o f spine , mino r wrin kling at top/bottom of flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PULLARS OF PERTH., Harding, Albert W.
60 Harding, Albert W. PULLARS OF PERTH.
Perth and Kinross District Libraries, Perth, 1991. 
192 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus. "This story of the success and failure of a family engaged in the dyeing industry is the first to take an objective look at Pullars of Perth...by the mid 19th-century 'Pullars of Perth' had become a by-wo rd for fast and efficient service, especially in dry-cleaning, not only in London, but in Paris and Berlin! This was no economic miracle. The Pullars' success was due entirely to hard work, successful planning and clever advertising. A l w a y s r e a d y to introduce the latest types of machinery they had a reputation as good employers. Their success was reflected in their life-style and influence in Perth. Then, suddenly, things started to go sour. Challenged by a powerfu l Tr ad e Un io n a nd a n in creasingly militant female work-force, the Pullars, despite their long experience and compassion, could not cope. Strikes and riots led to a violent ending between the family and Perth." Dust jacket has minor wrinkl in g a t t op /bo tto m of fla p f ol ds. NF/VG+ 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
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