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A Gypsy Life : Adventures of Clare and Edward Allcard aboard their Yacht Johanne. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: ALLCARD, Clare

Price: $35.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1992

Seller ID: 28376

ISBN: 0393030725


ALLCARD, Clare. A Gypsy Life : Adventures of Clare and Edward Allcard aboard their Yacht Johanne. New York& London : W.W. Norton & Company, (1992). First Printing. Pp (6),[7]-237,(3) + 16-page central section of colour photos. With 8 maps in the text. 8vo (162 x 240 mm), red cloth spine, red paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to spine. Clare Allcard (b. 1946, England) was living in Andorra (when not at sea) at the time of publication. The narrative is split about equally between an account of the author and her husband's restoration of a Baltic... View more info

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A Radiant Sphere. First Edition

By: WALLACE, Joe

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1964,: 1964

Seller ID: 115887


WALLACE, Joe. A Radiant Sphere. Moscow : Progress Publications, 1964. First Edition. Pp (4),5-122,(2), frontispiece portrait. 8vo (135 x 206 mm), black lettering to front board & spine, blue & silver design to front cover. Laugher p.589. Not in Weinrich, Social Protest from the Left in Canada 1870-1970: A Bibliography, though another poetry book of Wallace's, Hi, Sister, Hi, Brother!, is. A book of poetry. Joseph Sylvester Wallace ( b. October 29, 1890, Oshawa, Ontario - d. December 1, 1975, Vancouver [?]), lived in Truro, Nor... View more info

Act of Courage. signed. 1st UK in dj.

By: MALLINSON, Allan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Bantam Press, London, 2005, ISBN:0593053400:

Seller ID: 75996


MALLINSON, Allan. An Act of Courage . London: Bantam Press, (2005). First UK Printing. Pp. [i]-xii,(2),1-366,(4). Map endpapers. 8vo, purple cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Christmas 1826 finds Matthew Hervey of the 6th Light Dragoons alone and a prisoner. Captured by the Spanish, he is locked up in the notorious fortress of Badajoz, with little means of outside communication, his Prayer Book his only mental sustenance. He must escape, but as Hervey lays his plans his thoughts return to 1812, when as a young cornethe was here with Wellington's Peninsular Army. Having survived the terr... View more info

Admiral George Dewey : A Sketch of the Man

By: BARRETT, John DEWEY, George, Admiral)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper, 1899,:

Seller ID: 32657


BARRETT, John. Admiral George Dewey : A Sketch of the Man. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1899. Pp 279. 23 leaves of plates. Small 8vo, blue cloth, gilt anddec. to front, gilt to spine. Something of an instant book whose publicati on was occasioned by the ongoing war with Spain; nevertheless, the author has the proper credentials as former United States Minister to Siam and Special Correspondent with Dewey at Manila. While the focus is on the Admiral'srecent feats, there is also considerable analysis of his early history and character. Vg. A remarkably clean copy. 50.00 View more info

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Admiral Lord Anson : The Story of Anson's Voyage and Vaval events of His Day. First Edition in dustjacket

By: ANSON, George). PACK, S.W.C. PACK, S.W.C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cassell, 1960,: 1960

Seller ID: 19912


(ANSON, George). PACK, Captain S.W.C. Admiral Lord Anson : The Story of Anson's Voyage and Naval Events of His Day. London : Cassell, (1960). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xvii,(1),1-[262], + b&w portrait frontispiece, + 16 pages of b&w plates. With several maps in the text. 8vo (150 x 220 mm), blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. NMM II:249. Admiral George Anson (b. April 23, 1697, Staffordshire - d. June 6, 1762, Moor Park, Hertfordshire). Captain Stanley Walter Croucher Pack, R.N., C.B.E., MSc., ADC (1904–1977). "The career... View more info

Adrift Among Geniuses : Robert McAlmon, Writer and Publisher of the Twenties. First Edition in dustjacket

By: SMOLLER, Sanford J. McALMON, Robert).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park and London, 1975, ISBN:0271011734:

Seller ID: 106285


SMOLLER, Sanford J. Adrift Among Geniuses : Robert McAlmon, Writer and Publisher of the Twenties. University Park and London : The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1975). First Edition. Pp (14),[1]-389,(3). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. "The Kansas-born son ofa Presbyterian minister, Robert Menzies McAlmon became a central figure of the Lost Generation. After marrying the English poet and novelist Bryher, McAlmon expatriated to Paris, where his friendship with Joyce, Stein, Hemingway, and other young Left Bank writers led him to begin publishing Cont... View more info

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Adventurer in Spain. ex Grenfell lib

By: CROCKETT, S.R. GRENFELL, Wilfred (bookplate)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, 1903,:

Seller ID: 45722


CROCKETT, S.R. The Adventurer in Spain. NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, (1903). Pp. 338 with [31] pp. plates. 8vo, pressed navy cloth, highly decorative red, blue and gilt decoration to front and spine. Ex library of Wilfred Grenfell (bookplate, inkstamps), missing free end papers, front hinge starting, short tears to pastedowns, spine ends worn, corners bumped, rear board rubbed, else vg. 75.00 View more info

Age of Drake. Fifth Edition in dustjacket

By: WILLIAMSON, James A. DRAKE, Francis, Sir HAWKINS, John, Sir OXENHAM, John

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black / A. & C. Black , London, 1965,:

Seller ID: 105988


WILLIAMSON, James A. The Age of Drake. Fifth Edition. London : Adam and Charles Black, (1965). Pp (4),v-viii,1-[400]. Maps in text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. In The Pioneer Histories series. Includes Sir Martin Frobisher, John Davis, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Sir Richard Grenville, Sebastian Cabot, &c. Chapters : 1. The Prelude to the Age; 2. First Attempts at Expansion; 3. The First Years of Elizabeth; 4. John Hawkins and His Project; 5. The Third Voyage of John Hawkins; 6. The Elizabethan Period Takes Shape; 7. Drake in the Caribbean; 8. John Oxenham; 9. The Project of Cathay and... View more info

Age of Reconnaissance. UK in dj

By: PARRY, J.H. History of Civilization

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1963,:

Seller ID: 63957


PARRY, J.H. The Age of Reconnaissance. L.: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1963).UK Edition. Pp (4),v-xv,(1),1-[365],(3),+ 64 pp.plates. 8vo, green cloth. In the History of Civilization series. Chapters : 1. Attitudes and Motives;2. Commercial Experience and Financial Backing; 3. Ships and Shipbuilders; 4. Seamen and Seamanship; 5. Pilotage and Navigation; 6. Charts and Maps; 7. The Fighting Capacity of Men and of Ships; 8. Africa and the Indian Ocean; 9. The Atlantic and the South Sea; 10. The American Conquests; 11. Atlantic Trade and Piracy; 12. New Routes to the East; 13. Fishing, Fur-Trading an... View more info

Air Commando. First Edition in dustjacket

By: VACULIK, Serge FITZGERALD, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Jarrolds (Publishers) London Ltd, London, 1954,:

Seller ID: 105748


VACULIK, Serge. Air Commando. Translated from the French by Edward Fitzgerald. With 21 Illustrations. London : Jarrolds (Publishers) London Ltd, (1954). First Edition. Pp (8),9-303,(1), frontispiece + 14 pp plates. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Translation of Béret Rouge. "The son of an immigrant Czech worker, Vaculik went to France at the age of five and became passionately in love with his adopted country. He fought for her in thewar and barely escaped with his life at Dunkirk. On his way to a prisoner of war camp in Germanv he and a companion escaped but the companion dis... View more info

Album of Selected Bookbindings. First Edition in dustjacket

By: PENNEY, Clara Louisa. Hispanic Notes & Monographs, Catalogue Series. JACKSON, Margaret Elizabeth. SIEBERT, Ann Lister.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hispanic Society of America, New York, 1967,:

Seller ID: 111692


PENNEY, Clara Louisa. An Album of Selected Bookbindings. Photography by Margaret Elizabeth Jackson and Ann Lister Siebert. New York : The Hispanic So0ciety of America, 1967. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-18,(2), colour frontispiece + 60 full-page black-and-white plates. Large 8vo, maroon cloth,glt lettering to spine, gilt Hispanic Society of America crest to front bo ard. "These sixty-one plates, including a frontispiece in color, offer examples of the binder' craft in Spain through sx centuries. The craftsmen wereMoors living under Christian domination until they were exiled by Phili... View more info

Alejandro Malaspina : Portrait of a Visionary

By: KENDRICK, John. MALASPINA, Alejandro

Price: $20.00

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 1999, ISBN:0773518304:

Seller ID: 81886


KENDRICK, John. Alejandro Malaspina : Portrait of a Visionary. Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1999). First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),[1]-200,(4). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, red cloth, copper lettering to spine. “Alejandro Malaspina: Portrait of a Visionary chronicles the life of an eighteenth-century Italian navigator in the service of Spain where thirst for knowledge and adventure took him on a five-year voyage throughout Spain's Pacific possessions. On his return he was imprisoned because his ideasfor establishing a modern enlightened state in Spain ran counter to those... View more info

Algebraic and Logic Programming

By: LEVI, Giorgio RODRIGUEZ-ARTALEJO, Mario, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Springer, 1994,:

Seller ID: 41363


LEVI, Giorgio and Mario RODRIGUEZ-ARTALEJO, eds. Algebraic and Logic Programming : 4th International Conference, ALP '94 Madrid, Spain, September 14-16, 1994 Proceedings. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, (1994). Pp 304. 8vo, card covers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 850. Vg. 30.00 View more info

America's Road to Empire. 2nd US card covers

By: MORGAN, H. Wayne

Price: $14.00

Publisher: John Wiley, 1966,:

Seller ID: 19171


MORGAN, H. Wayne. America's Road to Empire : The War with Spain and Overseas Expansion. N.Y.: John Wiley and Sons, (June 1966). Second Printing. Pp 124. Maps. 8vo, card covers. Pen underlining on some pages, else vg. 14.00 View more info

American Commissar. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: VOROS, Sandor.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chilton Company, Book Division, Publishers, Philadelphia and New York, 1961,:

Seller ID: 113646


VOROS, Sandor. American Commissar. Philadelphia and New York : Chilton Company, Book Division, Publishers, (1961). First Printing. Pp. (10),3-477,(3).8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Sandor Voros, b. July 1, 19 00, Hungary; lived in Hamilton, ON, for a time. He was a member of the Communist Party of the United States of America, and fought in the Spanish Civil War as a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. "'American Commissar' is the unembroidered story of one who left first for the political Right, thenfro teh Left. He came to know long before most of his contemporaries th... View more info

American Indian Languages and American Linguistics : Papers of The Second Golden Anniversary Symposium of the Linguistic Society of America, Held at the University of California, Berkeley, on November 8 and 9, 1974

By: CHAFE, Wallace L. (ed.)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Peter de Ridder Press, Lisse, 1976, ISBN:9031600865:

Seller ID: 102545


CHAFE, Wallace L. (ed.). American Indian Languages and American Linguistics: Papers of The Second Golden Anniversary Symposium of the Linguistic Soci ety of America, Held at the University of California, Berkeley, on November8 and 9, 1974. Lisse : The Peter de Ridder Press, 1976. Pp (4),[5]-133,(3) . 8vo, yellow card covers, lettered in black. Contents : Wallace L. Chafe's"Preface"; Einar Haugen's "Introductory Remarks"; Dell Hymes's "The Americ anist Tradition" and Discussion by Bruce Rigsby; Kanneth Hale's "Theoretical Linguistics in Relation to American Indian Co... View more info

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An Unfinished Journey. First Edition in dustjacket

By: NAIPAUL, Shiva SMART, Douglas (foreword)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1986, ISBN:024111943x: 1986

Seller ID: 70365

ISBN: 024111943X


NAIPAUL, Shiva. An Unfinished Journey. [Introduction by Douglas Smart]. London : Hamish Hamilton, (1986). First British Edition. Pp. (8),1-136. 8vo [140 x 220 mm], black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Shiva Naipaul (b. February 25, 1945 – d. August 13, 1985), born Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, was a Trinidadian and British novelist and journalist. An unfinished collection of essays by the Trinidad-born writer, published posthumously. "He buries his hands in his pockets. "Is it like that in your island as ... View more info

Ancient Greek France. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: HODGE, A. Trevor

Price: $40.00

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1999, ISBN:0812234820:

Seller ID: 114987


HODGE, A. Trevor. Ancient Greek France. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, (1999). First American Edition. Pp (4),v-viii,1-312. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "As far back as 600 B.C., long before the Romans, cities such as Marseilles, Antibes, Nice, and Monte Carlo were founded by settlers who emigrated from mainland Greece and the older Greek colonies of the Ionian coast in Asia Minor. Tracing the history of Provence and the French Riviera back to its earliest roots, Trevor Hodge gathers together the evidence for this far-flung outpost of ancie... View more info

Annals of the Propagation of the Faith. Volume 19, Number 3, June and July 1942.

By: Society for the Propagation of the Faith) HUGHES, H.B.L

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Toronto, 1942,:

Seller ID: 84887


(Society for the Propagation of the Faith). The Annals of the Propagation of the Faith. Volume XIX, Number 3, June and July 1942. Toronto : (Society for the Propagation of the Faith), 1942. Pp (1),42-59,(1). Illustrated. Double Column. Large 8vo, illustrated blue stapled wrappers. Contents : “Thy Kingdom Come”; France: The Church in France, Hard Ht by War, Faces Up to its Big Task; Wartime Economies In The Missions; Spain: Having So Few Priests, is Becoming Like a Missionary Land; Poland is Carrying Religion into RussiaAgain; Portuguese Catholic Tradition in Ceylon (by Rev. Father H.B.L. H... View more info

Antoni Tapies : Exposition Retrospective, 1946/1973 : Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 25 Mai/2 Septembre 1973

By: TAPIES, Antoni) LASSAIGNE, Jacques RAILLARD, Edmond TAPIES, Antoni)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris, 1973,:

Seller ID: 100787


(TAPIES, Antoni). Antoni Tàpies : Exposition Rétrospective, 1946/1973 : Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 25 Mai/2 Septembre 1973. Paris: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville, 1973. First Printing. Pp. (4),[5]-83,(1). Illustrated, largely in colour. 4to, illustrated greyish card covers with red titles to front cover and blank spine. Text in French. A catalogue of an exhibition of the graphical works of Catalan painter Antoni Tàpies (b. December 13 1923, d. February 6 2012). Includes an introductory essay by Jacques Lassaigne, as well as a translation of Tàpies's essay "Comunicaci... View more info