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AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE.  VOLUME 1/PART ONE.  (VOL. ONE / PART 1).  (Nos. 1 to 12).  REVISED 4th EDITION., Cain, Charles W., ed.  (J M Bruce, Peter M Bowers, Martin C Windrow, C F Andrews, Francis K Mason, E G Shacklady, Peter I. Gray, Philip J R Moyes.)
81 Cain, Charles W., ed. (J M Bruce, Peter M Bowers, Martin C Windrow, C F Andrews, Francis K Mason, E G Shacklady, Peter I. Gray, Philip J R Moyes.) AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE. VOLUME 1/PART ONE. (VOL. ONE / PART 1). (Nos. 1 to 12). REVISED 4th EDITION.
Profile Publications / Doubleday, Windsor/Garden City, 1975, revised 4th edition. 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853834105 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and colour illustrations by P. Endsleigh Castle, J. Goulding and R. Ward. "Internationally recognized aviation writers present c omprehensive but concise histories of aircraft of many nations and of wide variety, both military and civil. There are the frail biplanes and triplanes of World War One, their successors of the 1920x and 1930s and the valiant breed of comb a t a i r c r a ft of World War Two. This was the dawn of the jet age and later volumes bring the wide selection into the swing-wing, supersonic 1970s. Each book in (this) series contains about 50,000 words and around 250 illustrations and, not l ea st , t he f in es t examples of colour views available anywhere. The colour artwork will delight the eye of the historian and modeller alike." Contents: S.E.5A, Boeing P-12E, Focke-Wulf FW 190 A, Hawker Hunter F.6, Vickers Vimy Mks. I to III , B ris to l B ull dog Mk s. I to IV, Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, North American P-51D Mustang, Albatros D V, Gloster Gauntlet Mks. I & II, Handley Page Halifax Mks III, VI, VII, Gloster Meteor F.8 A few tiny light ink marks on fore-edge of textbl ock, min or fadi ng t o in side to p edge of boards ans at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainl at top edge, light browning and tiny foxing marks on inside top edge, minor browning on outer edges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430., Cameron, Averil.
82 Cameron, Averil. THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1993 067451193X / 9780674511934 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
238 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Marked by the shift of power from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire, this pivotal era requires a narrative and interpretative history of its own. Averil Cameron, an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and culture, captures the vigor and variety of the fourth century, doing full justice to the enormous explosion of recent scholarship. After 100 year of political turmoil, civil war, and invasion, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in A.D. 284 desperately needed the radical restructuring he gave its government and defenses. His successor Constantine, continued the revolution by adopting - for himself and the Empire - a vibrant new religion: Christianity. The fourth century was an era of wide cultural diversity, represented by figures as different as Julian the Apostate and St. Augustine. Cameron provides a vivid narrative of its events and explores central questions about the economy, social structure, urban life, and cultural multiplicity of the extended Empire. Examining the transformation of the Roman world into a Christian culture, she takes note of the competition between Christianity and Neoplatonism. And she paints a lively picture of the new imperial city of Constantinople. By combining literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, she has produced an exciting record of social change." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96., Cameron, Scott L.  Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie.
83 Cameron, Scott L. Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie. THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2005 1897045042 / 9781897045046 Near Fine 
265 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Steamboats on the Upper Lakes; Captain W.H. Smith Arrives on Georgian Bay; Economic Prospects Around Georgian Bay, 1865; The Construction of the 'Frances Smith'; Aground in Georgian Bay; The Red River Affair; Aboard a Palace Steamer in the 1870s-80s; The Great Storm of '75; Serious Challenges; Delivering the Royal Mail; Troubles on the Lakes; Confrontation with United States Customs; Changing Fortunes; Brutal Outrage on the 'Baltic'; Farewell to the 'Baltic'; Appendices; Notes; Resources; Index; About the Author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN LIBRARIES., Campbell, H.C.
84 Campbell, H.C. CANADIAN LIBRARIES.
London Clive Bingley 1969 0851570631 / 9780851570631 First Edition Very Good+ Good+ 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; Canadian libraries, 1900-1960; Reference and research library resources; Provincial and regional public library systems; Envoi: The Canadian library in the 21st century; Directories and guides; Select bibliography; References; Index. "(R)eviews the 65-year growth of Canadian professional library associations and the slow rise in the number and quality of Canadian library services. The development of the National Library in Ottawa, which took more than 30 years to bring about, is recorded. Of intrest at the present time are observations of the part which the new information technology is playing in libraries and documentation services in Canada and the role which can be expected from them in the 21st century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny holes and surface paper loss on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DARK TWIN., Campbell, Marion.
85 Campbell, Marion. THE DARK TWIN.
London Turnstone 1973 0855000058 / 9780855000059 First British Edition Very Good- Good- Jacket design by Roy Tunnicliffe. Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "To Suzanne / with best wishes from / Marion Campbell". "The old man knows death is near. He has travelled a long road since he was simply Drost, son of no man, the only child of Malda, the Middle Priestess. From the warmth of the consecrated Hearth he was taken with the King's son to undergo the cruel schooling of the priests of the New Way. From childhood his life had been ruled by his duty as the Dark Twin to share with the treacherous Ailill the onerous burden of kingship. He had been sustained by the wisdom of the Old Way during his trials at the hands of the priests, in the combat and dancing by which he proved his manhood, and through the web of intrigue pervading the lives of his people. But when the bitter time came for commitment to a princely marriage he felt only the pang of loss. For always, breaking through his dreams, there was someone for whom his whole being yearned - someone who was his other half from past time and for all time. Yssa. 'You'll wed young and widow young and it will be more of her making than yours,' said the Old One. And so it happened. Now Drost is about to die and urgency grips him. He must forge the chain of memory to link his spirit with the lost sould of Yssa. Each link must ring true if they are to find their way. Marion Campbell has woven the strands of this complex and moving saga with consummate skill. It is all there: the lore of ancient Britain, the layers of symbolic meaning, the experience of strength struggling against evil and secret knowledge. This love story as old as time will strike a resposive chord in everyone alive to the pervading reality of eternal myth." Some scattered tiny marks of silver ink from spine title on exterior of book - mainly on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny chips and tears with creases, light scuffing and rubbing marks - mainly on spine and rear panel, light browning at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT:  A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL., Capps, Robert S.
86 Capps, Robert S. HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT: A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL.
Manor House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994, first edition. 
349 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0964066505 Maps. "....a well-researched biography of the brilliant Hannibal as seen through the eyes of an interesting, yet fictional, officer. It retains a close fidelity to known facts ab out the life of one of the finest generals the world has ever known, but it reads like an historical novel....This book recreates the amazing life and times of this military genius, charismatic leader, astute manager of resources, efficien t p u b l i c a dministrator, and great champion of democracy. Most of what we know about Hannibal was written by his enemies over 2,000 years ago. Their writings show a grudging admiration for the brilliant Hannibal, but they are written from t he Ro ma n pe rs pe c ti ve, with the prejudices of his bitter enemies. 'Hannibal's Lieutenant' interprets the fascinating facts and situations as Hannibal and his supporters would have seen them, with their own prejudices. Once war was declared by h is gov er nme nt, Ha nn iba l became a victim of political gridlock and inaction by politicians of the Carthaginian government in Africa. Political enemies in Carthage, more than the Roman soldiers in Italy, were responsible for his failure t o d ef eat Rom e.. ..Ha nnib al c ome s al ive as the story follows his life: from his early years to commanding general of Carthaginian forces in Spain at age 25; from climbing the hazardous Alps with his army and elephants to invade Italy at age 26 t o f ight ing R oman s in Italy for 16 y ears with no major defeats; through public adminstrator in Carthage for seven years after the war, where he reformed the government by eliminating graft and corruption and changed it from rule by a privi leged few to t he mos t dem ocrat ic gov ernme nt in the Hellenistic world; from military consultant of the king of Syria in Ephesus where he accompanied the king during Syria's invasion of Greece and later led a fleet of warships in a sea battle to hi s ref uge on the is land o f Cret e; thro ugh hi s stin t as consultant to the king of Bithynia after fleeing Crete; and finally to his suicide at age 64 in 183 B.C." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket h as mino r wrink ling at top of spine a nd fl ap-folds. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
87 Caprio, Joseph. Introduction By Jean-Luc Massoni. MEN.
Lausanne, Switzerland Pierre-Marcel Favre 1986 2828902218 / 9782828902216 Very Good+ Good+ 
Unpaginated, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographic studies of men, many nude. The limited text is in French, German and English. "Joseph Caprio was born in Grenoble. He discovered photography about fifteen years ago. He was a pupil of 'masters' such as C.R. Dityvon, Fulvio Roiter and J.F. Bauret who gave him advice and encouragement. Convinced that black and white fully recreated his visions, he essentially works using these tones. His favourtie themes work well in black and white, particularly natural settings, architectural details, choreographic shows, portraits and nudes, particularly male nudes." Light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top bottom of spine and flap-folds, edge creases at top of rear panel and rear flap, areas of browning around spine and edges, light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
88 Card, Orson Scott. HOMECOMING. VOLUME 1. MEMORY OF EARTH. VOLUME 2. THE CALL OF EARTH. VOLUME 3. THE SHIPS OF EARTH. VOLUME 4. EARTHFALL. VOLUME 5. EARTHBORN. 5 VOLUMES.
TOR, New York, (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1996, Ist PB printings). 
332 pp, 330 pp, 362 pp, 370 pp, 430 pp, paperbacks - 5 volumes. Cover art by Keith Parkinson. B&w maps. "High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millenia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet - to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves...But now there is a problem. In orbit, the Oversoul realizes that it has lost access to some of its memory banks, and some of its power systems are failing. And on the planet, men are beginning to think about power, wealth, and conquest..." Interiors - book store stamp at bottom of first page of Volume 2, pages/inside of covers of Volume 1 starting to brown lightly - otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - light/moderate edge wear, crease to bottom corner of front cover of Volume 3 and top corner of rear cover of Volume 4, a few other small creases, small bump to bottom of spine of Volume 3, tiny t ear to top of front cover of Volume 4, Volumes 1 & 4 slightly cocked, spines of Volumes 1 & 4 are creased but still legible, other spines are flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
89 Carter, Doris. Preface by Geoffrey Baker, A JERSEY CHILDHOOD.
Mont Felard, Jersey Self-published 1990 Third Edition. Near Fine Cover and interior art by Gerald Palmer. 
39 pp, 8 1/4" H. Sepiatone photographs, drawings. The author reminisces about her childhood on Jersey, under the headings: L'Ecole Paroissiale; Our Lane; The Sabbath; Cousin Rachel; Our Daily Bread; Pastimes; Aunt Ann; La Chapelle; Postscript. Very slight bump to fore edge of covers/text block, minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
90 Carter, Elizabeth F. A HIKING GUIDE TO THE TRAILS OF FLORIDA. THIRD EDITION.
Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, AL, 1997, 3rd edition. 
107 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 08973219600 B&w drawings, maps. "(A) comprehensive guide to natural Florida, a book that will help the novice and experienced hiker alike enjoy all the state has to offer. This book concentrates on trails tha t are at least three miles long, including public sections of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Florida is still over twelve percent wilderness, with over eight million acres of state and federal lands. Many endangered and ecologically s i g n i f i c a n t areas in the state are maintained, protected, and offer public access. (This book) contains information on where trails are located, how to go about hiking them, and what the hiker may expect to see along the way. Revised maps in di ca te t ra il a cc ess points, while the text describes the flora, fauna, and geology, as well as hiking difficulty and distances." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SILVER EVERYTHING and MANY MANSIONS., Cawley, Winifred.
91 Cawley, Winifred. SILVER EVERYTHING and MANY MANSIONS.
London Oxford University Press 1976 0192713892 / 9780192713896 First Edition Fine Very Good+ William Stobbs. 
182 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Stratford Street was certainly a come-down after Pilgrim's Buildings. No wonder Dad had been in two minds about The Shop. Why did they have to move there? (Eight-year-old Jinnie Friend has many alarming experiences as she learns to cope with a new neighbourhood and new neighbours and) clings desperately to her family pride. The Friends are a Cut Above their neighbours. They must be. After all, Dad was a butler once upon a time, the next best thing to being a Toff himself. And they aren't poor. Haven't they savings, and a carpet, and mahogany furniture; not to mention a silver tea-service and silver spoons and a silver button hook? Silver Everything, just about. The pangs and pleasures of childhood are recalled with humour and insight in these two delightful stories set in Tyneside in the 1920's and based on the author's own early experiences." Dust jacket has one tiny tear and one tiny chip - both on the flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE., Chalmers, Margaret Piper.
92 Chalmers, Margaret Piper. POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, c1944, reprint. 
322 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. "Friendly, cheerful Pollyanna is back again in this delightful new story, busier and more helpful than ever before. An this time she introduces to us a new heroine - ch arming Rosemary Lane, orphan daughter of a French mother and an American father. Discouraged and depressed, Rosemary is taken into Pollyanna's home, and under the loving guidance of her new friend changes from a sad, unhappy girl, to a fa s c i n a t i n g young woman. How this comes about; how Rosemary finds a long-lost relative; how she and the Pendletons mend broken hearts and lives; and what is the fate of the young men who fall in love with Rosemary, are all part of this story o f wo rt h- wh il e an d gallant people...." moderate browning to pages, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, edges of textblock browned, one tiny corner crease, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s lig ht edg e w ear /w rin kl ing - moderate at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a line of rubbing down spine - light color loss, very small faint lquid watermark on spine, a few closed tears - some with creases, a few very small chips at to p/bo tt om o f s pine , li ght rub bing . Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BEST LOVED POEMS OF KOREA:  SELECTED FOR FOREIGNERS., Chang Soo Ko, translated by.
93 Chang Soo Ko, translated by. BEST LOVED POEMS OF KOREA: SELECTED FOR FOREIGNERS.
Hollym, (Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1998), 7th printing. 
128 pp, large 8vo, (9 1/8" h) hard cover in dust jacket. "It is hoped that the present volume gives some idea about modern Korean poetry in terms of subject matter, themes and modes of expression. The majority of the poems have been taken from amo ng the most widely read and best-loved poems..." Concludes with mini-biographies of the poets. Previous owners chop (stamp) at top corner of free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has minor edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NEGRO IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LITERATURE BY AND ABOUT NEGRO AMERICANS., Chapman, Abraham.
94 Chapman, Abraham. THE NEGRO IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LITERATURE BY AND ABOUT NEGRO AMERICANS.
Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, Wisconsin State University, Oshkosh, 1966. 
135 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The Negro in American Literature; A Bibliography of Literature By and About Negro Americans - Bibliographies; Periodicals and Journals; Anthologies; Fiction; Poetry; Drama; Criticism, Literary and Cultural History, Scholarship; Essays and Miscellaneous Prose; Autobiographies; Biographies; Music, Spirituals, Blues, and Jazz; Folklore; Art; Education; Background and Reference Works; History; Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Politica l Economy; Civil Rights, Politics, and Nationalism; Press and Journalism; Religion. Interior - previous owners name, faint erased pencil marks, soft corner crease and tiny edge tear on first page; light browning to inside of covers, other w i s e c l e a n and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - moderate wear on spine, browning to edges of covers and to spine, corner crease on front cover, very light rubbing, small sticker removal marks on front cover. G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR:  THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT., Charyk, John C.
95 Charyk, John C. THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR: THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1985 0888331711 / 9780888331717 First Edition Near Fine Very Good 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The old-time Christmas concert is remembered almost unanimously by participants and onlookers alike as 'the biggest day of the year'. Every phase of the concert is featured in this wonderful book: from the first rehearsals to the unpredictably disastrous moments on concert night; from the welcome speech by a nervous preschooler to the climax of the program, the nativity pageant. The monologues and drills, costume songs and plays, gymnastics displays and minstrel acts are recalled vividly by participants in their own words and complemented by private photographs and treasured concert momentos. (This book) brings back the drama and excitement of the old-time school Christmas concert to all who miss it, to all who want to reminisce about it, and to all who wish to experience it for the first time." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds, two tiny dents on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
96 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
97 Clark, Andrew. A KEEN SOLDIER: THE EXECUTION OF SECOND WORLD WAR PRIVATE HAROLD PRINGLE.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf 2002 067697354X / 9780676973549 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
342 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PROUD EMPIRES., Clarke, Austin.  Inscribed.
98 Clarke, Austin. Inscribed. PROUD EMPIRES.
Viking, Markham, Ontario, 1988, first Canadian edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. BOLDLY INSCRIBED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0670817562 "In sight of green sugar-cane fields and the sea, the Rum Shop and the Tailor Shop are awash with buckshee rum and male talk. W hile Sarge (known to have broken an innocent man's legs with his truncheon) holds forth about blasted 'properganda', Seabert the Tailor has ambitions for a seat in Parliament and his eye on a big car. As a young man, Michael William Wilberf o r c e T h orne - 'Boy' to the villagers - learns about life from these vibrant characters. Coming of age in the Barbados of the 1950s, he is both horrified and fascinated by the political scheming that surrounds him. After spending several yea rs a t a C an ad i an university on a scholarship, Boy returns to his country with a sharper awareness of its people and possibilities. When an election is called and this tiny, colonial island hovers on the brink of a new political dawn, he is t rea ted a s a pol iti ca l saviour, the first of a new breed. This rich novel, at once serious and hilariously funny, gives a wonderfully exuberant picture of life in Barbados in the early 1950s, painted with unflagging humour and zest." Dust ja cket has ve ry l ight rub bin g, very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
99 Cleary, Frances. A POCKETFUL OF YEARS. ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK.
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER:  SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES., Climo, Shirley.
100 Climo, Shirley. SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER: SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1985 0690044356 / 9780690044355 First Edition Fine Very Good+ Dirk Zimmer. 
133 pp, 9 1/4" H. Charming b&w illustrations throughout. "Spiders were spinning silk and weaving webs before mammals, before birds, even before insects appeared on earth. Early man scratched pictures of spiders on the walls of his cave, and from the ancient myth of Arachne to the present, spiders have been the subject of many a folktale and the object of many a superstition. In these pages are to be found tales from around the world - Japan, Africa, Portugal, Scotland, Russia, America - of spiders crafty and magical, foolish and kind. You will also find fascinating facts about how spiders live, as well as some of the beliefs that spiders have inspired." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, a few wrinkles in laminate on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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