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The Silent Traveller In New York

Author: Chiang Yee
Copyright: 1950

Description: 283 pages, beautifully illustrated by author, 17 full-page, full-color watercolors, over 120 small drawings . Over 8-1/2" Tall. Hardcover with dustjacket, small 1/4" clean tear top front of dustjacket, some light staining to dustjacket, otherwise a near fine copy.

Yee's observations on the life and scenery of America are as oblique, and charming as ever, while his experiences round Times Square, along  Fifth Avenue, in Chinatown, Greenwich Village, the Bowery, and Harlem are descried with all the insight, wit and sly humour we have come  to expect from him.

Item: UB0011
Price: $ 25.00

Travels With Lionel
Author: Hart Massey
Copyright: 1988 First Edition

Description: 192 pp, illustrated, map, dust jacket, book very good to near fine, minor crease to top of dustjacket. 

Leisurely travel in a 60 foot Dutch built barge on French, German and Dutch waterways by a retired Canadian and his wife.

Item: UB0012
Price: $ 15.00

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Rome The Eternal City
In two volumes

Author: Clara Erskine Clement
Copyright: 1896 First Edition

Description: Orig. decorated blue cloth, with elaborate gold gilt decoration.  xi, 422; vii, 423-831pp. With illustrations. Spines a bit faded, slightly bumped corners, owner's bookplate "Catalani" otherwise a near fine copy of an attractive book.

Item: UB0013
$ 75.00

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Happy Magic

Author: Mrs. Forbes Crombie
Copyright: 1934 First Edition

Description: 125 pages, embossed cloth gilt cover, gilt edges, cloth starting to come away at head and tail of spine and corners, inner front hinge split (easy repair), contents very clean, pages are nice and tight. Still a handsome & rare book, usually the later editions are to be found.

Item: UB0014
Price: $ 145.00

The Book Of Lyonne
Author: Burgess Drake
Copyright: 1952 First Edition

Description: 260 pages, a very nice copy written by Burgess Drake and with eight colour plates and many line drawings by Meryvn Peake. The dustjacket is vg- with the some light  foxing and a clean 1" split to to front panel and some darkening of the spine, not detracting from the illustration of Lyonne with a zipped tummy. This book often fetches very high prices at auction.

Item: UB0015
Price: $ 55.00

Think Small
Author: various
Copyright: 1967 presumed First Edition

Description: 75 pages, with as many illustrations, hard cover no dj. Nice little book, given as a promotional item at Volkswagen dealerships in the USA in 1967-1968. Full of comic stories and cartoons by America's leading satirists, cartoonists etc. 

Clean bright copy spoiled only slightly by some slight shelf wear on the dark part of the front cover. 

Item: UB0016
Price: $ 5.00

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Grandville's Animals - The World's Vaudeville 

Author:  Bryan Holme (Introduction by)
Copyright: 1981 First US Edition

Description: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Thames & Hudson, 1981. First U.S. hardcover edition. 72 illustrations, 23 in colour. Draws on Grandville's two major works to provide a delightful view of one of the most dazzling talents in the history of illustration. 64 pages.

Grandville satirized the follies of politics and society through birds, cats, dogs, elephants, tortoises, rhinoceroses and even beetles, dressed and speaking like human beings, and yet observed with the sympathetic eye of a naturalist.

Item: UB0017
Price: $ 10.00

The Batsford Colour Book Of Cornwall
Author: Peter Manning
Copyright: 1974 First Edition

Description: 63 pages, hard cover, grey cloth with dj with price clipped. Near fine. 

Beautiful book to remember Cornwall by, lovely full page colour illustrations with description overleaf.

Item: UB0018
Price: $ 10.00

History Of Jamaica
Author: Clinton V. Black
Copyright: 1965 Third Edition

Description: London & Glasgow Clear-Type Press, 256 pages, map endpapers, clean and tight with great covers with only the slightest bumping, no dj.

Story of the nation, its history and its people from earliest of times to present, based on original archive documents.

Item: UB0019
Price: $ 10.00

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The True Sound of Music
A Practical Guide to Sound Equipment for the Home

Author: Hans Fantel
Copyright: 1973 First Edition

Description: Hardback with dustjacket both in near fine condition, owners book stamp on fep, 237 pages well illustrated throughout with B&W photographs and charts, fully indexed.

A clear concise guide to setting up a quality audio system for your home. Of course now it is a guide to vintage equipment circa the early 1970s but it was thoroughly up to date when published. Indeed as of late there has been a return to the audio equipment of this era and this guide will cut through the modern hype and talk about the gear in an honest manner.

Item: UB0020
Price: $ 14.00

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