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The Seven Poor Travellers Christmas Keepsake 1959, Charles Dickens
61 Charles Dickens The Seven Poor Travellers Christmas Keepsake 1959
Philadelphia, PA. Samuel A. Dalton December 25, 1959 Limited ED. #340/1200 Hard cover Fine condition VG slipcase No dustjacket as designed Ray Arruzzi 
These booklets in hard cover were sold as keepsakes for many, many Christmases. This one is from 1959 and tells a story for the holiday. The book measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" and has 31 crisp, pristine pages.The drawings are charming and the very first image has been tipped in rather than printed. The books were always limited edtion which is why this one is #340 from a run of 1200. There is also a handsome slipcase and a small engraved card from the publisher laid-in. The whole package is elegant enough to be a gift. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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The Spur Magazine April, 1939 (Howard Chandler Christy, hunting, riding, polo, rowing), Christy, Howard Chandler
62 Christy, Howard Chandler The Spur Magazine April, 1939 (Howard Chandler Christy, hunting, riding, polo, rowing)
New York The Spur Publishing Company 1939 Volume 63, No. 4 soft cover Very Good condition 
1939 was the last year YRhe Spur looked just like it did back in the 20's. As you can perhaps read under the title it was billed as "A Magazine of the Good Things in Life." All through the Great Depression issue after issue appeared with high end entertainment, travel, homes etc.. This issue is devoted to outdoor sport -- riding horses on the trails in Tennessee, hunting stag in England, polo, Sport in France, and rowing in the Pirogue Race on Bayou Barcelavia on the Lower Mississippi River. There's also an article by Howard Chandler Christy, the artist known for the Gibson Girl. Here he shows some of his portraits of real people and tells their stories. Among them is author, Mary Roberts Rinehart. Magazine is clean and nice with no label. It's oversized at 10" x 14" and has 66 pages. I repaired a small area to top of spine with almost invisible archival tape. Otherwise very nice. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Antiquity: A Quarterly Review of Archaeology (1969), Daniel, Glyn
63 Daniel, Glyn Antiquity: A Quarterly Review of Archaeology (1969)
London Antiquity Publications Ltd. 1969 XLIII soft cover Very good condition 
Crisp, clean, untoned paper and no names or writing make this magazine a stand-out. I have MANY issues of this, so if you're looking for a specific one please use the contact button and send me an email. The magazine measures 7"x 9-3/4" and has 84 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Principle topics covered in this issue are: "Are These the Walls of Camelot?"; Excavations at Knowth, Count Meath, Ireland, 1968; Radiocarbon Dates and the Scottish Iron Age; The Origins of Agriculture, A Reconsideration; South Cadbury Excavations, 1968; and Verulamium 1966-68. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (1958), Darbishire, Helen (editor)
64 Darbishire, Helen (editor) Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (1958)
London Oxford University 1958 First edition thus Hard Cover Very Good condition Good condition 
What a charming little book this is. A handsome gift book comprised of two journals kept by Dorothy Wordsworth who was the sister of the poet Wordsworth and his friend the poet Coleridge. The Alfoxden Journal was kept in 1798 while the Grasmere Journals spanned 1800-1803. Dorothy Wordsworth was a writer herself, so the journal is most pleasant to read. She speaks of everyday things and the beauty of the English countryside -- a very soothing book to pick up at the end of a stressful day. The charm of it also its size. Though not technically a miniature book, it still measures a diminutive 4"x 6" and has 264 pages which also includes her brother's shorter poems. It will arrive in a mylar cover to protect the dustjacket. The only fault is sunning to the spine. There is also a previous owner's name and the date written small on the front free endpaper for which I will provide a bookplate which the buyer can use,or not at, discretion. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Red Coats and Brown Bess (1981), Darling, Anthony D.
65 Darling, Anthony D. Red Coats and Brown Bess (1981)
Bloomfield, Ontario Canada Museum Restoration Service 1981 Fourth printing soft cover Very good 
Very nice clean, tightly bound booklet -- no names or writing and no defect other than mild toning to cover. Contents are pristine. Booklet measures 7"x10" and has 63 pages. Illustrated throughout with drawings and black and white photos. Discusses the British Army in 1774-1774 --organization, augmentation, enlistment and life in the military and linear tactics and the musket in combat. Also covers the Long Land Pattern Musket, the Short Land Pattern Musket, the India Pattern Musket, British regiments in the American Revolution, and Battles, sieges and skirmishes in the American Revolution. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Ken Magazine Second Issue April 21, 1938, De Kraif, Paul (editor) et al
66 De Kraif, Paul (editor) et al Ken Magazine Second Issue April 21, 1938
Chicago Ken Inc. 1938 Volume I, No. 2 soft cover Very good condition 
Very handsome copy of the second issueof Ken magazine. I also have the first one and it's on here at this writing. Ernest Hemingway hds been demoted from editorship to contributor which I suspect he could not care less about. His article in this issue is titled, "Dying Well or Badly". The whole issue is pretty much focused on the dangerous atmosphere in Europe. Other articles include: What Price English Justice; The Secret Fuse Under Mexico; Fascism's New World Thrust; Mussolini vs. His Past; Inside the Queerest Shipwreck; Norway, The Next Belgium; and Bidding the Theatre Guild Goodbye. The latter was due to no new hits, one hit in which the Guild had only half ownership; and four flops. Magzine is clean and nice with a little scratching to upper front corner. It measures 10-1/2" x 13-1.2" and has 106 pages. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding (1st Edition, 1942), Eliot,T.S.
67 Eliot,T.S. T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding (1st Edition, 1942)
London Faber & Faber 1942 First Edition soft cover Very good 
What a lovely thing to discover the final book of T. S. Eliot's quartet of poetry chapbooks which was issued in 1942. It's a stated first edition, but you can also tell by the stitched binding. The second issue was stapled. Little Gidding had been delayed for over a year due to the air-raids on Great Britain during World War II and the poet's declining health. The title refers to a small Anglican community in Huntingdonshire, established by Nicholas Ferrar in the 17th century. Very different from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats! Measures 6" x 9" and has 16 pages. Original New York City bookseller's "ticket" at bottom edge inside back cover. Book is pristine inside and out, but does show some sunning to edges. A collectible treasure. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Lifelines 34: An Illustrated  Life of charles Darwin  1809-1882 (1975), Fletcher, F.D.
68 Fletcher, F.D. Lifelines 34: An Illustrated Life of charles Darwin 1809-1882 (1975)
United Kingdom Shire Publications Ltd. 1980 085265230 Second printing Card cover Very good condition 
This booklet is number 34 of a biographical series focused on individuals who made their mark on their own age as well as on the generations yet to come. The text is interesting and ample and is augmented by both photographs and art. The contents include his early life and education, the voyage of the HMS Beagle, the last years, the principal events of Darwin's life a bibliography and an index. Booklet measures 5-1/4" x 8-1/4" and has 48 pages. The booklet is tightly bound and clean with no names or writing. (Bio Box) 
Price: 14.00 USD
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How the Underground Works (1963), Garbutt, P.E.
69 Garbutt, P.E. How the Underground Works (1963)
London, England London Transport 1963 First edition Card cover Very good condition 
This is a pocket-sized book which contains 116 clean pages some of which include drawings and photographs.The book measures 4" x 6-3/4" and has no names or writing and no spine crease. The subject here is The Underground and London Transports, so chapters cover these items: construction, track, signaling and communications, rolling stock, power supply, stations, operations, traffic, organization and staff and development. There's also an appendix with London, transport statistics. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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An Introduction to British Artillery in North America (1965), Gooding, S. James
70 Gooding, S. James An Introduction to British Artillery in North America (1965)
Ontario, Canada Museum Restoration Services 1965 Card cover Fine condition 
Crisp, clean, beautiful booklet with many drawings and black and white photographs, plus a length text.The booklet is pristine and measures 6-3/4" x 9-3/4" and has 54 pages.Topics include guns, carronades, Howitzers, mortars, barrels, carriages, and ammunitions, plus more. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Waiting for Daylight, H.M. Tomlinson
71 H.M. Tomlinson Waiting for Daylight
New York Alfred Knopf 1928 Flexible boards Very good condition Good dustjacket 4-1/4 
This small book caught my eye immediately. It's an autobiography designed in the Borzoi Pocket Book look.The author found WWI to be a "Passing Show" --- at least from London until 1921, that is.The author wrote about a list of items -- Zep raids, islands, swine of all kinds, books, war, Armistice Day, Walt Whitman, ghosts, dreams, children, pawnshops, Gilbert White, famous soldiers, the Battle of the Marne and mice. The book measures 4-1/4" x 6-3/4, has 205 pages and a beautiful spine and lovely flexible boards. The only defects are on the dustjacket include a few small corner chips. The book looks quite nice in its brand new mylar cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Relevance and Role of the Battlefield Tour and the Staff Ride for Armed Forces in the 21st Century (2005), Haycock, Professor R.G. et al
72 Haycock, Professor R.G. et al The Relevance and Role of the Battlefield Tour and the Staff Ride for Armed Forces in the 21st Century (2005)
United Kingdom Srategic and Combat Studies Institute 2005 1874346380 / 9781874346388 The Occasional--Number 48 Card cover Fine condition 
Booklet is in excellent condition with no defect of note including no names or writing. Text is divided into five chapters and an introduction each written by a different author. Titles are: Footprints in the Mud -- The British Army's Approach to the Battlefield Tour Experience; One of the Greatest Moments in My Life -- Lessons Learned on the Canadian Battle of Normandy Foundation Battlefield Study Tours; The Modern Model of the Battlefield Tour and Staff Ride Post-1815 Prussian and German Traditions; The United States Army's Historical Staff Rides History and Historiography; and Contemporary Battlefield Tours and Staff Rides -- A Military Practitioner's View. Booklet measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/4" with 76 pages. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Ken Magazine May 5, 1938. Spanish Children Refugees.Nazi Propaganda Industry, Hemingway, Ernest
73 Hemingway, Ernest Ken Magazine May 5, 1938. Spanish Children Refugees.Nazi Propaganda Industry
Chicago, Ilinois Ken Inc. 1938 Vol. 1 No. 3 Soft cover Fine condition 
This magazine is so clean, tightly bound, beautifully kept and has 29 full pages of photographs. the one that caught my eyes was the group of Catholic religious men. Most stood as normal while several did the Hitler salute (see photo). Among the many stories there's these: British sailors caring for 35 Spanish refugee orphans as cargo in a boat; How Hitler Conquered England; The Nazi Propaganda Industry; Molokai's sanitary leper island and more. The magazine measures 10-1/2" x 1-1/2" and has 106 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Paperdoll Review Issue 39 (2007), Henry, Marily; Taliadoros, Jenny
74 Henry, Marily; Taliadoros, Jenny The Paperdoll Review Issue 39 (2007)
Kingfield, Maine Paperdoll Review 2007 Issue 39 $9.95 Fine condition 
Every issue of this magazine is new. Who would have thought that a one topic theme would keep going like the Energy Bunny -- yet it has! If you love the vintage paper dolls an issue of this is better than a box of chocolate.I have eleven of these and have listed some already and will add them all. This issue covers Child Stars Grow Up -- Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple etc.; Deanna Durbin paper dolls; Charming children from across the pond (England); antique paper dolls; and fashion illustrations paperdoll style. And of course more! The magazine is clean as a whistle, measures 8" x 11", and has 36 pages. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Famous Hunting Scenes on Spode China, Herring, John Frederick
75 Herring, John Frederick Famous Hunting Scenes on Spode China
Stoke-On-Trent, England W.T. Copeland & Sons No date No edition stated Hard cover Very good condition No Dustjacket 
This is an unusual little hard cover booklet which appeals to both historians (especially military historians) and china collectors. The book bills itself as "a unique and permanent record of the art of John Frederick Herring and an interesting account of his life and work." Herring explains the history of riding to hounds portayed on various pieces of Spode china which are depicted beautifully in full color in this book. Book measures 5-3/4" x 8" with 28 pristine pages. No names or writing and tightly bound. Faults include a small chip to top of spine and minor foxing to edges of title page. Otherwise lovely. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Program Nureyev Festival London Coliseum June 10 to July 5, 1980, Hochhauser, Victor (Presenter)
76 Hochhauser, Victor (Presenter) Program Nureyev Festival London Coliseum June 10 to July 5, 1980
London Nureyev Fesitval 1980 Card cover Very good condition 
Very nice program with great ads for restaurants, dance books, Gloria Vanderbilt jeans (see photo), ballet shoes, Mandarine Napoleon and many others. The excitement must have been palpable because Nureyev himself danced in every performance. The festival also welcomed the Zurich Ballet to the Nureyev which came to London for the first time. The troupe danced Romeo and Juliette, Don Quixote, and an homage to Balanchine. The program measures 5" x 9" and has 40 counted pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Tempest Theater Souvenir (Vera Zorina, Canada Lee, Arnold Moss, Hull, Elizabeth
77 Hull, Elizabeth The Tempest Theater Souvenir (Vera Zorina, Canada Lee, Arnold Moss
New York Ellison B. Greenstone Unknown Date soft cover Good-plus 
Handsome souvenir for the performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest produced by Margaret Webster. It's not a program, but an informative booklet about the play itself, its characters, and the actors and actresses who took on the roles. The inside is printed in blue ink of which tiny little dots of it landed here and there. It had also been folded in half vertically, the bane of most theater programs and souvenirs, but it's lying flat again thanks to the book press. There is also a light dampstain to lower corner at open side of cover, but it's not too visible. The booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 14 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Soldier, Magazine of the British Army D-Day 50 Commemorative Issue, 1994, John Elliott (editor)
78 John Elliott (editor) Soldier, Magazine of the British Army D-Day 50 Commemorative Issue, 1994
United Kingdom Ministry of Defence 1994 May 30/June 13, 1994 Soft cover Soft cover 
This magazine isn't easily found. I have never had one before now and am impressed with the many articles and very good pictures. Most of them cover the history of D-Day and the experiences of soldiers. The magazine measures 8-1/4" x 11-3/4" with 82 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The London Magazine; Joseph Conrad Today, 1957, John Lehmann
79 John Lehmann The London Magazine; Joseph Conrad Today, 1957
London William Heinemann LTD. 1957 No number shown Nov. 1957, Volume 4, No 11 Card cover Very good condition 5-1/2 
This magazine appears to have been treated with love and care. The banner remains around it as clean and bright as all the pages. Inside there is an interesting ad from the Folio Society. It was laid-in in 1957 to show life in Hogarth's England. The London Magazine was the Autumn Reading Number which invited Joseph Conrad in a symposium with contributions by Oliver Warner, John Wain, W.W. Robson, R. Freislich, Tom Hopkinson, Jocelyn Baines, Richard Curle, and E.E, Forster on Old Age.There are many poems, storie,s and book reviews too. The magazine measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"and has 94 pages. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Aprroved Souvenir Programme. June 18 1953, John Masefield Poet Laureate, Arthur Byant
80 John Masefield Poet Laureate, Arthur Byant The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Aprroved Souvenir Programme. June 18 1953
London Published By Gracious Permission of Her Majesty the Queen 1953 Presumed First Card cover Nea5 fine 7 
Crisp, clean book with a beautiful cover, many images in black and white, plus photographs, incuding the family children. The booklet measures 7"x9-1/2" with 40 pages including a genealogy tree, verse by the poet laurate who wrote Lines on the Coronation of Our Gracious Souvenir,a foreword by the Duke of Gloucester, an article titled The Queen Majesty, a story about Queen Eizabeth II,and the Coronation Procession, plus the service. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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