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LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC.  HISTOIRES LOCALES ET REGIONALES CANADIENNES DES ORIGINES A 1950.  CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Beaulieu, Andre et Morley, William F.E.  Avec Benoit Bernier et Agathe Garon.
61 Beaulieu, Andre et Morley, William F.E. Avec Benoit Bernier et Agathe Garon. LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC. HISTOIRES LOCALES ET REGIONALES CANADIENNES DES ORIGINES A 1950. CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1971 0802017339 / 9780802017338 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
408 pp, 10" H. Table des Matieres: Avant-propos; Introduction; Table des matieres; Table des illustrations; Sources bibliographiques et ouvrages de reference consultes; Abreviations; Sigles des bibliotheques mentionnees; Bibliographie d'histoires locales et regionale: Le Quebec: histoires generales et regionales incluant la Nouvelle-France et la Bas-Canada / Les regions / Les comtes / Municipalites, cites et villes incluant les localites, les hameaux, les cantons et les villages / Les seigneuries / Les dioceses / Paroisses et missions; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has slight colour fading on spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
62 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2., Beckett, Ian F.W., editor.
63 Beckett, Ian F.W., editor. THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1986, first edition. 
456 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370307380 "The events at the Curragh Camp near Dublin on 20/21 March 1914, and the drama continued in London over the following nine days, have a special significance in British military his tory. The outline of the story is well enough known: Brig.-General Hubert Gough and fellow-officers in the 3rd Cavalry Brigade threatened to resign rather than implement what seemed to them a policy of coercing Ulster into accepting Irish H o m e R u l e ; Gough secured a written guarantee from J.E.B. Seely, Secretary of State for War, that the army would not be so employed; Asquith's Liberal cabinet, however, repudiated the guarantee, which led Seely to resign, along with the Chie f o f th e I mp er ia l General Staff Field Marshal Sir John French and the Adjutant General Lt-General Sir John Spencer Ewart. Although sometimes erroneously referred to as a 'Mutiny', the Curragh Incident does remain one of the very few occasion s in mo der n ti mes wh en th e army asserted itself in face of the civil power in peacetime....The Incident has hitherto generally been seen in terms either of a Liberal plot to coerce Ulster or of a military plot to thwart the democratic process. By emp hasi si ng the wide r i mpa ct of the Incident on the army, this selection of original documents illuminates a number of aspects that have gone unremarked. The army's increasing concern that it might be drawn into civil war in Ulster is ill u str ated , and th e a ccep ted v ersi on o f events in Ireland and London is shown in a new light. New evidence shows the impact of the Curragh Incident on the army outside Ireland, and on the Royal Navy's attitude. The common assumption that A sq uith 's as suming the off ice o f Secr etary of S tate for War on 31 March 1914 closed the Incident is shown here to be false - the morale of the army and the officer corps continued to be affected by the Incident and its aftermath right up to th e out break of the Great War. (Thi s book) throw s impo rtant new light both on British militay history and the ever present Irish 'problem'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, tiny stain on fron t hi nge, b ump to top of spine and r ear hin ge area, two ti ny ligh t marks on rear board, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has small color surface paper loss (scuff) with tiny perforation and heavy creasing at top of rear hi nge/s pine ar ea - mi nor edge wrinkl ing els ewhere, minor rub bing. V ery Good -/Very Good- 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881., Beeler, John.
64 Beeler, John. BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881.
Caxton, London, 2003, reprint. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840675349 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, plans. "The 1870s and 1880s have traditionally been seen as the 'Dark Ages' of British warship design, where techn ological conservatism and a lack of any definite design policy produced a confusing mix of ship types, with armament and machinery which were outmoded before the ships were even completed. This new book, however, is a powerful refutation of t h a t v i ew, expanding the scope of its study of the ships of this period beyond the narrowly technological to reveal the full range of strategic, logistical and administrative factors which influenced warship development, arguing that it is her e th at t h e or igins of the modern battleship can be found. The author gives an insight into the difficulties faced by warship designers in an age of rapid technological change, and sets out the valid strategic and technical reasons that lay beh in d s uch se em in gly 'reactionary' policies as the fitting of sails in cruising ironclads, and the Navy's retention of muzzle-loading guns well into the 1880s. Far from having no plan, it is shown that the warship designers of this period had a v ery clea r id ea of the types of ship required to meet the range of roles the Royal Navy was called upon to fulfill in defence of a global empire, and that the problems that the ships of this period had owed more to political, financial and admi nist rati ve pr essur es tha n an y lack of competance on the part of their designers." Dust jacket has some areas of minor edge wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
65 Bell, Neil. THE ENDLESS CHAIN.
London / Folkestone Alvin Redman / Bailey Bros. & Swinfen 1968 Reprint Very Good Good+ 
255 pp, 8vo (8" H). "A novel of tension and suspense. In the first chapter John Ferrers is found guilty of murder, but who has been murdered is not disclosed until the end of the story. The book is the slow unravelling of all the threads which make up the fabric of the crime. Why does a man commit murder or any other crime? What are the causes leading up to that culminating moment when control gives way, when the breaking point is reached?" Previous owners name in ink on free front endpaper, tiny bump to corners of boards, very light wrinkling at top of spine, the publisher information for Bailey Bros. & Swinfen is pasted on the title page below the Alvin Redman logo. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling, light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER OF LONDON., Belloc, Hilaire.
66 Belloc, Hilaire. THE RIVER OF LONDON.
London T.N. Foulis 1912 First Edition Good+ No Jacket John Muirhead, R.B.A., R.S.W. 
145 pp + publisher's catalogue, 7 7/8" H. Green cloth faded to brownish hue, gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge faded gilt. 16 colour plates, including frontispiece, all mouned on gray stock, with tissue guards except for "Greenwich" which is a double spread - all present. Several pages as yet unopened. Chapter headings: Introduction; The Approach Up River; London, The First Crossing on the Thames; London, the Port of the Thames; London and the Lower Thames in Warfare. A bookstore's small label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages in margins, one tissue guard is torn at gutter, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, heavier brown hue to edges of boards and to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A WARTIME LOG., Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee.
67 Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee. A WARTIME LOG.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1994 0943231906 / 9780943231907 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Authors.
208 pp, 9 3/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Art Beltrone / Lee Beltrone". Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed World War II American airmen recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of war in blank books provided by the Y.M.C.A. With remarkable ingenuity and creativity, prisoners used their Wartime Logs as a mental escape from the physical confinement of German prison camps. Sketches, illustrations, poetry, diary entries - all were recorded in each prisoner's log book. (This book), printed and bound in roughly the size and format of the originals, features artwork and anecdotes from more than a dozen log books kept by U.S. Army Air Force pilots and crewmen held prisoner in German camps during WWII. Adventure, boredom, laughter, horror, and courage fill these pages. (It) provides a unique look into a chapter of history that should never be forgotten and will inspire us all." Minor lean to spine, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on panels, three very small dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY., Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley.
68 Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley. THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY.
St James' Cathedral / Toronto University Press, Toronto, 1998. 
326 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802047149 B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings, plans, elevations. "St James' Cathedral can justly be called the Mother Church of the city of Toronto as well as of the Anglican diocese centred there. Its congregation perpetuates one that began worshipping in Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's tent at the very founding of the town of York in 1793. Its grounds were set aside for a place of worship in 1797, and the wooden church tha t o p ened there ten years later was the first to be built in the town. Four successive Anglican churches have stood on this site, which is now in the heart of downtown Toronto. This history, commissioned as part of St James' 200th-anniversary ce le b ra ti ons in 1996-7, represents a collaboration by seven respected amateur and professional historians. It is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred pictures from the cathedral's own archives and the holdings of other institutions, as well as e igh t p ages of specially commissioned colour plates. Alongside a general history of the church as both parish and cathedral and its ministry to the community through two centuries, there are chapters specially treating the architecture of t he s ucc essi ve b uildings and the development of St James' renowned music and liturgy. This book will appeal not only to students of religious, cultural, and architectural history but to all who take an interest in Toronto's heritage, and Canada' s." F our page leaves with tiny crease at top corner. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Goo d+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
69 Berger, Carl and Cook, Ramsay, editors. (John Warkentin, Frits Pannekoek, Arthur Silver, Alan Wilson, Robert Page, Robert Craig Brown, Richard Allen, Donald Avery, J.E. Rae, Lewis H. Thomas, Morris Zaslow, D.G. Creighton, Jacques Monet.) THE WEST AND THE NATION: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF W.L. MORTON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 077101192X / 9780771011924 First Edition Good+ Very Good 
335 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The contributors to (this book) consist of eminent colleagues of Dr. Morton, including his equally renowned contemporary, Donald Creighton, plus Ramsay Cook, Craig Brown, Jacques Monet, Richard Allen, and others. Each of them has prepared for this volume an article which adds a new dimension to areas of Canadian history in which Dr. Morton specialized: western Canadian history from the earliest explorations to the protest movements of the twenties and thirties, the history of the Conservative Party, and the role of the monarchy in Canadian life. In addition, Carl Berger has contributed an essay which analyzes and assesses Dr. Morton's contribution to the field of history." Minor browning to bottom of text block, moderate browning in margins of pages and to fore-edge and top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear (with crease) and two tiny tears - archivally taped, minor rubbing, verry light browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
L'EPOPEE DU JAZZ.  1. DU BLUES AU BOP.  2. AU-DELA DU BOP.  2 VOLUME SET., Bergerot, Franck et Merlin, Arnaud.
70 Bergerot, Franck et Merlin, Arnaud. L'EPOPEE DU JAZZ. 1. DU BLUES AU BOP. 2. AU-DELA DU BOP. 2 VOLUME SET.
Decouvertes Gallimard Very Good 
160 pp, 160 pp, 7" H - 2 volume set. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions. 1. Du blues au bop - 1997 printing, ISBN 2070531422 - "Prives de leur culture les esclaves noirs americains s'approprient celle de leurs maitres: du cantique au negro spiritual, de la ballade au blues, de la fanfare au jazz-band, ils inventent une nouvelle musique. Parti de La Nouvelle-Orleans, le jazz conquiert l'Amerique. Bientot, la folie du swing fait danser le monde entier. Pourtant, derriere les apparences du divertissement grandit un art majeur. Et le jazz, devenu la plus savante des musiques populaires, s'invente une avant-garde: le be-bop." 2. Au-dela du bop - 1995 printing, ISBN 2070531430 - "Avec le be-bop, le jazz est entre dans l'ere moderne. Du cool au West Coast, du hard bop au jazz modal, musiciens noirs et blancs prolongent l'heritage de Charlie Parker. Le free jazz balaie bientot tout sur son passage. Mais, a la suite de John Coltrane et Bill Evans, d'autres horizons s'ouvrent aux jazzmen du mond entier. Le jazz rock, ne des enfants de Miles Davis, engendre un certain besoin d'espace. Franck Bergerot et Arnaud Merlin terminent cette epopee sur un constat: aujourd'hui, le jazz vole en eclats, s'abreuvant a de multiples sources sans renier ses origines." Interiors - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on first page of both vols. otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, very slight lean to spines, small area of delamination at top corner of rear cover of vol. 1. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
71 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Very Good Very Good Nami Matsuo Scott. 
284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MR CHURCHILL IN 1940., Berlin, Isaiah.
72 Berlin, Isaiah. MR CHURCHILL IN 1940.
London John Murray First appearance in books form. Very Good Very Good Yousuf Karsh, frontispiece. 
40 pp, 8" H. No date. B&w frontispiece (Karsh photographic portrait). "This essay originally appeared in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Sir Winston Churchill's War Memoirs and all quotations are from that work. It was published in 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'The Cornhill Magazine' under the title 'Mr. Churchill and F.D.R.'." "The Churchillian essence has never been more brilliantly appraised than by Sir Isaiah Berlin who portrays 'a man larger than life, composed of bigger and simpler elements than ordinary men, a gigantic historical figure during his own lifetime, superhumanly bold, strong and imaginative, one of the greatest men of action his nation has produced, an orator of prodigious powers, the saviour of his country, a mythical hero who belongs to legend as much as to reality, the largest human being of our time'." Minor waviness at top of front free endpaper, tiny bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edgewear - light at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, slight browning to spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS:  A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE., Berry, Adrian.  Introduction by Patrick Moore.
73 Berry, Adrian. Introduction by Patrick Moore. THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS: A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE.
London Jonathan Cape 1974 0224009664 / 9780224009669 First Edition Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
224 pp, 8 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "To Arthur "Sceptic" / With all / best wishes. / Adrian Berry / 25 June 1974". The author's first book. Adrian Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose, a British hereditary peer, was a journalist and author of several books. In this one he "provokes thought about man's role in the whole cosmos in a totally new way, and his ideas will have lasting relevance. For the sheer scale of its undertaking and for the wealth of astronomical knowledge that lies behind it, 'The Next Ten Thousand Years' opens the reader's mind to the rich possibilities the universe holds for us all." Chapter headings; The New Atlantis; No Limits to Growth; Three Assumptions; The Beckoning Moon; The Lunarians; Venus, the Hell-World; Making it Rain in Hell; The Astronaut's Shrunken Head; Voyage Through a Hidden Universe; The Search for Habitable Worlds; The Vision of John von Neumann; Flying City-States; Building the Giant Sphere; The God of Spinoza; Appendix A: A Do-it-yourself Guide to the Special Theory of Relativity; Appendix II: Dimensions of the Solar System; Appendix III: Aspects of some problems concerned with the Construction of Dyson Spheres, by Iain K.M. Nicolson; Glossary; Bibliography; Notes and References; Index. Review slip pasted on verso of front free endpaper. Six instances of underlining with red pencil (effect could be reduced with careful erasing, but would still be somewhat discernible) on pages 22/23, very light 1/2" long soiling mark in text of page 83 - still very legible, minor wrinkling at top of spine, some light variation in color on top of text block, very tiny scuff/vrease at top corner of first 30 pages. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small area of surface paper loss at top of front hinge, several tiny and small edge tears - archivally taped, very light rubbing, some light edge wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813., Berton, Pierre.
74 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 Limited First Edition, Specially Bound. Near Fine Tom McNeely, endpapers. 
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Blue (faux?) leather spine with gilt lettering & decoration, gray boards with blue decoration on front board. "This first edition copy - is one of a limited number (unspecified) which have been specially bound and slipcased" from the copyright page. " To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Tiny area of glue residue at the edge of the rear board leather. Slipcase has a tiny edge scuff on rear panel, a few very small minor soiling marks on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918., Bickersteth, John, editor.  Introduction by John Terraine.  Foreword by Donald Coggan.
75 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at bottom corner of front cover, very light rubbing, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
76 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease down spine, small shallow dent on spine, light rubbing, two tiny corner creases, very light browning to top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE., Bierman, John.
77 Bierman, John. NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE.
New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club Edition Very Good Very Good- 
439 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "Louis Napoleon, nephew of the famous Bonaparte, is one of the most colorful historical actors of the nineteenth century. Bohemian, adventurer and compulsive Don Juan, he managed to the astonishment of virtually everyone to be elected President of France in 1848 and within three years staged the coup d'etat that made him emperor." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling; light browning at some edges; some light fading to front panel (top edge and at front flap-fold area) and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
78 Biggins, John. THE TWO-HEADED EAGLE.
New York St. Martin's 1996 0312147511 / 9780312147518 First American Edition Very Good Very Good Geoff Hunt cover art. 
367 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). "(A) story of five months of hair-raising adventure on the Italian front in which young Otto Prohaska, the hero of 'A Sailor of Austria' and 'The Emperor's Coloured Coat', entrusts his life to the nascent, unreliable, and terrifying Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Flying Service. It is the summer of 1916, and Otto, joined by his self-willed aerial chauffeur Sergeant-Pilot Toth, entrusts his life to a succession of flimsy biplanes in the sky above war-torn Alpine battlefields. On the ground, the rickety Habsburg empire has begun its final slide to disaster. And in the air is the unmistakable sense that history, poignant and ironic and always surprising is erupting all around them. Written with craft, style, and an astonishing breadth of emotion, (this) is the continuation of a remarkable series." Book is very lightly cocked, is cracked at title page but pages are holding well, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, small area of surface paper loss on front panel, small corner crease on front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY., Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by.  Appreciation by Maurice Sendak.
79 Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by. Appreciation by Maurice Sendak. THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY.
New York Frederick Warne 1978 0723261393 / 9780723261391 First Edition Very Good Good Randolph Caldecott. 
288 pp, oblong (9 5/8" H x 10 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in sepiatone and colour. Contents: Production Notes; Preface; Wood-Engraved Picture of Randolph Caldecott; Randolph Caldecott: An Appreciation, by Maurice Sendak; A Quest For Caldecott; The Caldecott Medal; Randolph Caldecott and Edmund Evans: A Partnership of Equals, by Michael Hutchins; Selections from the Work of Randolph Caldecott (Early Sketches / European Sketches / American Sketches / Baron Bruno / Old Christmas at Bracebridge Hall / Selections from Other Books / Selections from Aesop's Fables); Selections from Magazine Articles (The Character of Dogs / Fox Hunting: By a Man in a Round Hat); Other Works; The Picture Books (The House that Jack Built / The Diverting History of John Gilpin / The Milkmaid / Hey Diddle Diddle / Unused Drawings From the Queen of Hearts / Miscellaneous Selections from the Picture Books); List of References; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges, Light stain at bottom of fore-edge of text block, very small soiling mark at bottom of spine, very small red pencil mark on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, irregular shaped price-clip at top of front flap, a 2" tear archivally taped at top of rear flap, small chip at bottom of spine, light soiling marks - mainly on rear panel and bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
80 Bird, John. LIVING STEAM 1984. A STEAM RAILWAY SPECIAL.
N/A 
31 pp, 5 7/8" H x 8 1/4" D, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "This guide gives full technical details of 31 steam locomotives, and on the following pages are in-depth descriptions of 20 of the m ost popular main line performers. At the time of writing, no-one can be certain whether all of these, or indeed others, will actually take to BR rails in 1984, but the majority probably will...." Interior - clean and tight with no previo u s o w n e r s h ip marks. Exterior - two small corner creases, minor wear on spine. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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