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BY-LAWS SELECTED FROM AMONG THOSE PASSED DURING THE YEARS 1859 TO 1922.  TOWNSHIP OF TRAFALGAR, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
1 BY-LAWS SELECTED FROM AMONG THOSE PASSED DURING THE YEARS 1859 TO 1922. TOWNSHIP OF TRAFALGAR, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
Oakville, Ontario Oakville Star 1923 Hard Cover Good- 
83 pp + (2 pp) Reeves and Deputies +(2 pp) Index to By-Laws, 9" H. Green cloth boards with red leather spine - date in gold on spine, gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. By-laws include those: To provide for the obtaining and maintaining a Hall for the use of the Corporation of Trafalgar (1881); To Encourage Tree Planting in the Township of Trafalgar (1883); to Authorize the Purchase of the Bronte Harbor and Appurtenances and Other Lands in the Village of Bronte (1899); Respecting Public Morals (1899); To Commute a part of the Statute Labor of the Village of Omagh (1899); For Regulating the Time During which Stumps, Wood, Logs, Etc., May be Burned in the Open Air (1904); To Prohibit the Sale of Liquor in the Township of Trafalgar in the County of Halton (1906); To Grant Certain Privileges to the Nelson Telephone Company (1907); To Restrain Domestic Animals from Running at Large (1912); For Licensing, Regulating and Governing Billiard, Pool or Bagatelle Tables and Bowling Alleys in the Township of Trafalgar (1915); to Appoint a School Attendance Officer for the Township of Trafalgar (1920); etc., etc. The list of Reeves and Deputies at the back has been amended in pencil to update the information on Reeves to 1939, and on the front free endpaper to 1945. Two areas of light soiling in margins of page 43, small split in paper and a few areas of browning on inside front hinge, small crease at top corner of pages 13 to 18, light edge wear to boards, small piece missing at top/bottom of leather spine, tiny scuffs and rubbing on spine, figure 3 in date on spine is faded, boards have areas of slight discoloration, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WAR RECORD:  THE McGILL CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON, 1939-1945.
2 WAR RECORD: THE McGILL CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON, 1939-1945.
Montreal McGill Chapter of Delta Upsilon 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
83 pp, 8 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/crest on front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Dedication; Killed in Action (short biographies with photographs of Carl Raymond Davis; Gerald Wentworth Roy Dillon; Hugh John Findlay; William Scarth Fry; William Austin Gardiner; Ross Eveleigh Johnson; Robert James McCormick; John Williamson Frederick Peacock; John Edmund Powell; Robert Noble Watt, Jr.); Other Service Records; The Honour Roll; Summary of War Service - 1939-1945; Summary of War Service - 1914-1918. Some light browning to endpapers - mainly in gutters and at edges, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light color loss on front board title, light rubbing, small line indentation and tiny indentation on rear board. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER., Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard.
3 Baigent, Michael and Leigh, Richard. SECRET GERMANY: CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG AND THE MYSTICAL CRUSADE AGAINST HITLER.
London Jonathan Cape 1994 0224035258 / 9780224035255 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
337 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "At thirty-seven, Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, was a charismatic figure destined for supreme command. The group of conspirators with whom he conceived the plot to kill Hitler in July 1944 was called 'Secret Germany'. That was also the name of the esoteric circle in which Stauffenberg as a young man had been a disciple of the mystic anti-Nazi magus and poet Stefan George. What was it that motivated this extraordinary aristocratic soldier, with the looks of a Hollywood idol, who was said to be only man to stare the Fuhrer down until he averted his eyes? For Stauffenberg the bomb plot was not a political move but a moral and spiritual necessity. After forty-two serious attempts on Hitler's life in the previous twenty years, why did he too fail? Had he succeeded, some say he would have become the de Gaulle of Germany, saviour of the national soul. Even in failure, there can be no doubt of Stauffenberg's heroism. He stands as an atonement for the Third Reich and a resolution of the conflicting myths of German culture. In this remarkable investigation his whole life explains a troubled past to the present generation of Europeans as few have done in recent history." Tiny crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 100. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dint on rear hinge, very light rubbing . 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHILDREN OF THE BENARES:  A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS., Barker, Ralph.
4 Barker, Ralph. CHILDREN OF THE BENARES: A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS.
Methuen, London, 1987, first edition. 
172 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413423107 B&w photographs. "When the passenger liner 'City of Benares' sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940 she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Brit ain, bound under a government-sponsored scheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the c i v i l i s ed world. Of 406 people on board 256 were lost - including, at first count, 83 of the evacuee children. In Britain and the Commonwealth the reaction was one of righteous indignation, accompanied by an intense desire for retribution. N or w as t he propaganda value neglected, a broadcast by King George VI the day after the news broke being clearly directed at neutral America. 'The world,' he said, 'could have no clearer proof of the wickedness against which we fight than th is fou l d eed '. Su s picions subsequently arose, however, that the British authorities had quite as much to answer for as the Nazis. Parents who, despite many misgivings, had entrusted their children to the scheme when invasion threatened, began to ask que stio ns when t hey learned that the promised naval escort had abandoned the convoy twenty-one hours before the 'Benares' was sunk. Allegations that crew members rushed the boats, that emergency equipment had failed, and that the whol e vo yage had b een u nde rtake n u nder the blight of racial prejudice, demanded a formal investigation. But somehow this was avoided, and the scandal was successfully hushed up. Ralph Barker, after a vivid and poignant reconstruction of the disa ster, turn s his attent ion to wha t re ally happened behind the scenes at the Admiralty and the Ministry of Shipping. The result is a harrowing story of human fallibility and human survival." Light to moderate browning to pages and edges of text block , mino r wrin kling a t to p/botto m of spine. Dust jacket has two areas of light edge wrinkling, Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE UNIFORMS & HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH REGIMENTS:  BRITAIN - CANADA - AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND - SOUTH AFRICA.  1625 TO THE PRESENT DAY., Barnes, R. Money, Major.  In collaboration with C. Kennedy Allen & Lieut. Thomas B. Beatty, Jnr.  Foreword by Gen Sir Neil Methuen Ritchie.
5 Barnes, R. Money, Major. In collaboration with C. Kennedy Allen & Lieut. Thomas B. Beatty, Jnr. Foreword by Gen Sir Neil Methuen Ritchie. THE UNIFORMS & HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH REGIMENTS: BRITAIN - CANADA - AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND - SOUTH AFRICA. 1625 TO THE PRESENT DAY.
Seeley Service, London, 1969, reprint. 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with black title block/gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Colour plates and b&w drawings. Contents: Introduction; 1625-89. The Lowland Regiments. Killiecrankie. Dunkeld; 1690-1745. Marlb orough's Battles. The Union. The '15 and the '45. The Black Watch. Fontenoy; 1755-83. North America. Highland Regiments. Canadian Militia. Minden. American Independence; 1778-99. Highland Regiments. Fencibles. Yeomanry. India. Napoleonic Wa r s ; 1 8 0 0-14. Napoleonic Wars. American War; 1815. Waterloo; 1815-56. Small Wars. India. S. Africa. Canadian Militia. The Crimea; 1857-81. Indian Mutiny. Afghanistan. First Boer War. The Volunteers. Canadian and S. African Scottish Regiment s; 1 88 1 -1 90 2. Cardwell. North Africa. India. Second Boer War. Dominion Scottish Regiments; 1903-18. World War I. Scottish Regiments of the Empire; 1919-44. World War II. Scottish Regiments of the Empire; 1944-54. 'D' Day. Peace with Mena ces . S cot ti sh Reg ime nts of the Commonwealth; Early Scottish Weapons; The Pipes; Uniforms of the Scottish Regiments - Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; Uniforms of the Scottish Regiments - Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; Appendices (Abb revi ated Reg ime nta l H is t ories) - Scottish Regiments of Britain; Scottish Regiments of Canada; Australian Scottish Regiments; Scottish Regiments of New Zealand; South African Scottish Regiments; Indian and Colonial Scottish Units - Existing and D isban ded; Inde x. Previ ous o wner's name in ink on free front endpaper, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small area of wrinkling at top edge of pages 87 to 90 - near gutter. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS:  A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE., Berry, Adrian.  Introduction by Patrick Moore.
6 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 Hard Cover 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
 
 
HURRICANE AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave.  Dust jacket art by Rex Flood.
7 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave. Dust jacket art by Rex Flood. HURRICANE AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1974, first edition. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711005648 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Hawker Hurricane has a permanent niche in the annals of military aviation history as the world's first operational eight-gun monoplane fighter and the RAF's first front-line fighter to achieve more than 300mph in level flight. But it has received little credit for its subsequent lion's share of the defence of the United Kingdom during the 1940 Battle of Britain, and its later serv ice in a score of fighting roles across every theatre of operations during the 1939-45 war. In this book the author sets out to redress this omission in due recognition of the Hurricane's magnificent record. With a collation of authentic, firs t - h a nd impressions and experiences by the men who flew and serviced the Hurricane, backed by a unique collection of specially selected photographs, many from private sources, he has recreated the genuine atmosphere of Hurricane operations. This a ma lg am of text and photographs traces the story of the Hurricane and its crews from the first prototype and pre-1939 service to France 1940; through the Battle of Britain; in the frozen wastes of North Russia; over beleagured Malta; across Sic ily an d G ree ce and as far afield as the Burmese jungle. There are pilots' accounts of low-level bombing sorties covering the disastrous Dieppe invasion, a personal story by the only fighter pilot of World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross , an d pi ctor ial sections illustrating the armament, markings and, especially, the men who knew the Hurricane best - the crews." Multiple creases at bottom of pages 27 thru 40. very small crease/bump at top corner of pages 83 thru 102, light wrin kling at t op/bo ttom of spine, one tiny corner bump, small shallow bump and a tiny scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light rubbing, areas of light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good-/ Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 15.  LA FRANCE LIBEREE (II) DE LA PROVENCE AUX VOSGES., Buffetaut, Yves.
8 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 15. LA FRANCE LIBEREE (II) DE LA PROVENCE AUX VOSGES.
Paris Histoire & Collections 1994 Soft Cover Very Good Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Christophe Camilotte, cartographie. 
83-162 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, colour illustrations (tanks, jeeps, aircraft, etc.), map. Chapter headings: Poursuite dans la valle du Rhone; De Lattre s'engage dans la poursuite; Vers les Vosges; La bataille des Vosges; Les Americains se perdent dans la foret; De Lattre premier sur le Rhin; Leclerc a Strasbourg. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small shallow indentation at top of rear cover, an area of waviness at top edge of book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 22.  DE MOSCOU A STALINGRAD (II)  DANS L'ENFER DE STALINGRAD., Buffetaut, Yves.
9 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 22. DE MOSCOU A STALINGRAD (II) DANS L'ENFER DE STALINGRAD.
Paris Histoire & Collections 1996 Soft Cover Very Good Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Christophe Camilotte, cartographie. 
83-162 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, colour illustrations (tanks, jeeps, aircraft, etc.), maps/battle plans. Chapter headings: Septembre 1942: Les Allemands face a Stalingrad; Les combats d'Octobre 1942 a Stalingrad; Vers le desastre; La contre-offensive sovietique; L'echec de la contre-offensive de von Manstein; L'agonie de la 6. armee. Interior - very tiny bump at bottom corner of pages 145 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover, small ghost sticker mark on title on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 30.  1942-1943: UN HIVER DE FLAMMES (2) LA BATAILLE DE LENINGRAD., Buffetaut, Yves.
10 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 30. 1942-1943: UN HIVER DE FLAMMES (2) LA BATAILLE DE LENINGRAD.
Paris Histoire & Collections 1998 Soft Cover Very Good Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Morgan Gillard, cartographie et infographies. 
83-162 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans , colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, etc.). Chapter headings: L'offensive vers Leningrad et l'investissement de la ville; Leningrad en etat de siege; La premiere anne de siege; La deuxieme bataille du lac Ladoga. Interior - very small bump at top corner of first half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 36.  L'ETE 1943 (2) OBJECTIF MESSINE!, Buffetaut, Yves.
11 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 36. L'ETE 1943 (2) OBJECTIF MESSINE!
Paris Histoire & Collections 2000 Soft Cover Near Fine Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Morgan Gillard et Jean-Marie Mongin, Cartographie. 
83-162 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans , colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, jeeps, etc.). Chapter headings: La contre-offensive de l'Axe A J+1; Quelle strategie pour la suite de la campagne?; Batailles pour le Pont de Primosole; La promenade militaire de Patton a l'ouest de la Sicile; Comment briser la ligne de l'Etna?; Bradley fait sauter le verrou de Troina. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837., Calladine, George.  Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar.
12 Calladine, George. Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar. THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837.
Eden Fisher, London, 1922, first edition. 
210 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. George Calladine was born in 1793 and lived to be 83 years old. His wife predeceased him by thirty years and of his 13 children, only one outlived him. In 1810, he enlisted in the Derbyshire Militia and embarked on a military life that saw him posted to Ceylon and Ireland. His diary gives details of a soldier's life, the military and the social aspects, promotions, postings, famil y i n c i d e n t s, travels, observations of unfamiliar customs and wildlife, marches and engagements. Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages and endpapers, light bro wn i ng t o ed ge s of t extblock, a very light scuff and two small very light stains on top of textblock, light edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, small chip/rub through cloth on rear spine edge, minor rubbing t o c lo th, a fe w s mal l fai nt liquid splash marks on spine. VG 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
13 Craig, Martha. With contributions by A.W. Peart & W.F.W. Fisher, Geo. E. Fisher, C.C. James, Thomas Hood, David Sinclair, J.J. Barker, W.A. Emory, O.T. Springer, H.H. Hurd, et al. THE GARDEN OF CANADA: BURLINGTON, OAKVILLE AND DISTRICT.
Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black cloth with gold lettering on front board. A facsimile reprint of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1902 edition. B&w photographs of farms, fruit picking, residences, churches, businesses, residents, etc.. Contents: The Garden of Canada; Burlington District; Officers of the Burlington Fruit-Growers Association; Burlington Horticultural Association; The Burlington Fruit Experiment Station; "By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them"; Geo. Fisher, Esq.; "Shady Cottage" Dairy and Fruit Farm; "Bonnie Place" Fruit Farm; C.F. Coleman: House and Sign Painter, Paper Hanger, Decorator and Grainer; The Hotel Brant and Annex; Burlington's Up-to-date Planing Mill and Lumber Yard; Burlington Box, Barrel and Basket Works; U.E. Loyalists: The Families Ghent and Davis; Lumber Yard and Planing Mill Owned by Mr. John Kentner; "Maple Lodge", Residence of W. Ghent, Esq.; Greengill Stock Farm; Facts Relating to "The Poplars"; Ontario Orchards; O.T. Springer, Esq., Burlington: Prominent Fruit-Grower; The Traders Bank of Canada; Grey Stone Villa; Clovelly Summer Cottages; Crown Farm; Burlington Plains; Burlington Public Library; Maplehurst, Residence of Godwin Bros.; Mr. William McCabe, LL.B., F.I.A.; Bronte Villa Farms and Orchards; Lakehurst Sanitarium; plus advertisements for properties for sale. Small to medium crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 94, tiny corner crease on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine is very slightly twisted, a few very small rub marks on boards - mainly on rear board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FEATHERSTONE'S COMPLETE WARGAMING., Featherstone, Donald.
14 Featherstone, Donald. FEATHERSTONE'S COMPLETE WARGAMING.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1988. 
208 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071539262X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The whole wonderful world of wargaming is vividly brought to life in this ultim ate of books by the doyen of the subject's authors. Full of passion, inspiration, practicality, it suggests ideas, improvements, and anecdotes that jump from the pages of the substantial and beautifully illustrated work. There are enterta i n i n g a n d practical main chapters, shorter features, and scores of snippets, with tips and anecdotes....Details, new methods, and general stimulation come across in a variety of enterprising ways. All the obvious ingredients are here (and) ea ch p er io d a nd b attle is described as a significant example of the art of warfare and development of tactics through the ages..." Subjects covered include: Eben Emael 10 May 1940; Tanks in the Western Desert 1940-42; Wargaming the Thirty Yea rs War ; C omm an do Rai ds; The Chariots of the Ancients; Wellington in the Peninsular 1808-1814; The Macedonian Phalanx; The Incomparable English Archer; The War of the American Revolution 1775-83; etc. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very min or edge wri nkli ng, mi nor rubb ing, minor edge browning. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
"AND THEY WORK US TO DEATH"  CASUALTIES OF THE MINES, WHO THEY WERE, HOW AND WHERE THEY DIED.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2.), Fieldhouse, Ben and Dunn, Jackie.
15 Fieldhouse, Ben and Dunn, Jackie. "AND THEY WORK US TO DEATH" CASUALTIES OF THE MINES, WHO THEY WERE, HOW AND WHERE THEY DIED. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 2.)
Gwent Family History Society, Gwent, 1994, 2nd editions. 
82 pp, 83 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft covers (stapled in wraps) - 2 volume set. ISBN 0951937103 and 0951937111 "....record more than 100 incidences of multiple deaths in the coalfield of Monmouthshire and Glamorgan. They list the names of those who suffer ed in them, and add other biographical data to help to identify them. The original sources are to be found in contemporary newspaper reports, in Quarter Sessions records, in parish registers, and in private memorabilia of friends." Interi o r s - l i g ht cigarette odor, very light browning in margins of pages, a few pages with tiny corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light browning to edges of textblock and covers, minor edge wr in kl i ng . Ve ry Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY., Hobbs, Charlie.
16 Hobbs, Charlie. PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY.
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing House 1994 1896182119 / 9781896182117 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for England in 1941 and spent the next two years flying over Europe with the #83 and #207 squadrons. Leaves spent in London and with Aunt Jennie in Scotland provided welcome respites from the terrors of war for Charlie and his chum, Cam, and both looked as if they would be two of the lucky ones. Then Cam was shot down. Six months later, Charlie, too, was shot down in a fiery crash that killed his pilot. Reunited in the same POW camp, Charlie and Cam found themselves forced to plumb depths of resourcefulness they never knew they had, in circumstances they never knew existed. 'Charlie's Story' is all about hope, friendship and the strength of the human spirit." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY., Hobbs, Charlie.
17 Hobbs, Charlie. PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY.
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing House 1994 1896182119 / 9781896182117 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for England in 1941 and spent the next two years flying over Europe with the #83 and #207 squadrons. Leaves spent in London and with Aunt Jennie in Scotland provided welcome respites from the terrors of war for Charlie and his chum, Cam, and both looked as if they would be two of the lucky ones. Then Cam was shot down. Six months later, Charlie, too, was shot down in a fiery crash that killed his pilot. Reunited in the same POW camp, Charlie and Cam found themselves forced to plumb depths of resourcefulness they never knew they had, in circumstances they never knew existed. 'Charlie's Story' is all about hope, friendship and the strength of the human spirit." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FROM GETTYSBURG TO RAPIDAN:  THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC JULY, 1863 TO APRIL, 1864., Humphreys, Andrew A.
18 Humphreys, Andrew A. FROM GETTYSBURG TO RAPIDAN: THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC JULY, 1863 TO APRIL, 1864.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1883 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
86 pp, 7 1/2" H. 3 maps at rear. Bookplate of David Wepman on front pastedown. 1" split in paper of inside front hinge, two tiny scuffs and small glue residue mark oh free front endpaper, light browning to pages, browning to edges of text block - darker on top of text block, two tiny tears at bottom of page leaf 83/84 - archivally taped, tear on two maps archivally taped, light edge wear, light wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, light soiling on boards, a few tiny rub marks on rear board, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A KINGDOM FOR MY HORSE., Jacot, B.L.  Dust jacket illustration by Anne Linton.
19 Jacot, B.L. Dust jacket illustration by Anne Linton. A KINGDOM FOR MY HORSE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1964, first edition. 
119 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This is the story of a small French-Canadian boy and his attachment to an old horse that belongs to the local undertaker. It is also the story of his ne'er-do-well uncle who arrives on the scene from the lumber camps full of good intentions and the best of spiritis. Uncle Jean-Marie has no money, but that wouldn't trouble him. His attitude to the ladies of the suspicious little town is watched. Jean-Marie is supposed eventually to b e j o i n i n g his brother in the family grocery business at the Supermart. Instead he is building a stable for the horse and singing in the glee club. The rather intricate relationship between Jean-Marie, his nephew and the various ladies - to s a y no th in g of t he school-teacher, Miss Rogers - comes to life in this most unusual and charming book with astonishing vividness. (It) is a story with that rarest of qualities, the subtle power of lingering in the memory, providing an exper ien ce t hat on e f ee ls one has actually shared...." Tiny closed tear at top edge of page 83/84 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of textblock - tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, previous owner's name and a birthday gift inscrip tion on fr ee f ront end pap er. Du st jacket has very tiny chips at top/bottom of flap-folds and hinges, light browning on rear panel/spine and some edges. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OPERATION ELVIS., Levy, Alan.  Illustrated by Dedini.
20 Levy, Alan. Illustrated by Dedini. OPERATION ELVIS.
Henry Holt, New York, 1960, 3rd printing. 
117 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w cartoons. "A book as outrageously comic as the phenomenon it explores, 'Operation Elvis' offers a trenchant view of a modern cultural diaster: the mass hysteria that all but thwarted the trans formation of a million-dollar idol into an $83.20-a-month GI. On March 24, 1958, the United State Army undertook a mission as hazardous as Valley Forge, as complex as a D-Day invasion. The objective: to convert a controversial millionaire ( n o m e n c l ature: Elvis 'The Pelvis' Presley) into an army private and treat him 'just like everyone else'. Operation Elvis was staged before a grandstand many times larger than all the auditoriums Elvis Presley had ever filled. Tennagers twi tc he d, v et er an s and servicemen raised apprehensive eyes, and reporters raced for seats on the nearest aisle. Soon the dignitaries began to arrive. Chamber of Commerce groups, senators, and congressmen crowded toward the center of the stage, al l o f t hem of fer ing a dvice. The cast was swelled by Frauleins on both sides of the Elbe, by Russians, and by the State Department brass. The Army, scanning the terrain, discovered itself in a state of siege. By hewing to its original ba ttle lin e, i t ha d qu ickl y be en outflanked. Are the Selective Service and Celebrity systems truly compatible? Is the Mother of Democracy sturdy enough to support the unlikely marriage of the two? What did the active service duty of US533107 61 re veal about our Army? Abo ut ou r h ero? About ourselves? These are just a few of the questions raised in this wry and amusing book." Ligth wear at top/bottom of spine and at bottom rear corner. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrink ling, one t iny tr ar, v ery li ght ru bbing/ soil ing 
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