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THE ONTARIO COLLECTION., Bayer, Fern.  Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  Preface by John White.
1 Bayer, Fern. Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Preface by John White. THE ONTARIO COLLECTION.
Markham, Ontario Ontario Heritage Foundation / Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1984 0889029792 / 9780889029798 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
388 pp, 11 1/2" H. B&w and colour reproductions. "(T)ells the unique story of over one hundred years of art collecting by successive Ontario governments, revealing for the first time the colourful history of the collection as a whole, as well as providing a complete, annotated catalogue of the more than 1100 works, by 450 artists, that make up Canada's first publicly-funded art collection." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE DAWN OF MODERN WARFARE.  THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES., Britt, Albert Sidney; O'Connell, Jerome A; Palmer, Dave Richard; Stadler, Gerald P.  Thomas E. Griess, Series Editor.
2 Britt, Albert Sidney; O'Connell, Jerome A; Palmer, Dave Richard; Stadler, Gerald P. Thomas E. Griess, Series Editor. THE DAWN OF MODERN WARFARE. THE WEST POINT MILITARY HISTORY SERIES.
Avery, Wayne, New Jersey, (1984), 5th printing. 
133 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with drawings, reproductions, battle plans and many fold-out maps. Contents: The Beginning of Modern Warfare; Early Developments in Naval Warfare; Gustavus Adolphus and the Sw edish Renaissance in Warfare; The Sun King and the Lord Protector; Marlborough and Eugene; The Decline of France; Prussia's Rise to Power; The Soldier-King; Selected Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership mark s . E x t e r i or - very minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of textblock, light rubbing, small crease to fore-edge of front cover and a few of the pages. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BOOK OF THE WOODS., Gauss, Marianne.  Illustrated by C.W. Gauss.
3 Gauss, Marianne. Illustrated by C.W. Gauss. BOOK OF THE WOODS.
Albert Whitman, Chicago, 1938, 6th printing. 
269 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings. "Two sisters have written and illustrated this book about wild animal life in the Rocky Mountains. In this locality they have their home - and they write storie s about the animals they have watched live their lives on the wooded slopes of the Rockies...." Contents: Mrs. Stubbs - The Bear with the Bad Name; Beauty - The Orphan Fawn - Beauty and the Beast (Deer and wolves); Lightning - The Wise Ol d R a m ; M r . Ground Hog Chuck - The Weather Prophet of the Hills; Big-Foot - The Magic of the Snowshoe Rabbit; Mr. Sambo Adolphus Ringtail Coon - A Southerner in the Rockies. Very light browning to edges of textblock, book very slightly cocked , m in or s oi l in g and rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has two closed tear - one with creases (archivally taped), several very small tears/chips, sun fading to spine/flap-folds/some edges, light ed ge w ear /wr ink lin g, ti ny watermark and a few scuffs on spine. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES:  FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY., Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors.  (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.)
4 Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors. (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.) THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES: FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1994 0969342535 / 9780969342533 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
517 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty copies. Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. The diaries of five women (United Empire Loyalist descendants), ranging in age from thirteen to eighty- four, who lived in Eldon House, London, Ontario during the nineteenth century. An interesting look at the family and social life of the era, as well as religion, politics, health care, women's issues. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MITCHELL:  PIONEER OF AIR POWER., Levine, Isaac Don.  Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother.
5 Levine, Isaac Don. Foreword by Lt. General D.C. Strother. MITCHELL: PIONEER OF AIR POWER.
New York Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1958 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
420 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The life of Billy Mitchell epitomizes the story of the development of air power, and the author presents this life against the background of an age that was revolutionized by the rise of the flying machine. Like Teddy Roosevelt, Billy Mitchell was the scion of a dynastic fam-ily, grandson of an empire builder, son of a United States Senator. At eighteen, he enlisted in the Spanish-American War. From that moment on his story belongs to the annals of his age. Mr. Levine has had access to the private files of General Mitchell, to the archives of the Mitchell family, and has also had the co-operation of many of Mitchell's closest friends and associates. The result is a fact-filled chronicle, with astonishing anecdotes, exceptional personal material, unknown pages of aviation lore, a story that brings to light striking facts and dramatic personalities. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Douglas MacArthur, Fiorello LaGuardia, General Arnold, and scores of others appear in new or little-known roles. Mitchell himself cuts a heroic national figure, the indomitable crusader, the pioneer as well as the prophet of air power." Contents: Foreword; Author's Note (New Edition); Father and Son; To the Philippines; From Alaska to Aviation; Musketeer of the Air; Flight to Victory; Blueprint for the Future; Disturber of the Peace; Flying Crusader; "A Bomb was Fired Today"; The Way of an Eagle; Stormy Petrel; What Price Heresy; Judicial Extravaganza; Man Against the Age; Postscript; Mitchell's Own Writings; Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, small piece missing at top of spine, light edge wrinkling, light soiling, one small edge tear archivally taped, tiny perforation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
6 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING:  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870., Ruggles, Richard I.
7 Ruggles, Richard I. A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING: THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1991 0773506780 / 9780773506787 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
300 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "Maps were an essential tool for the Hudson's Bay Company. The Company became, during the two centuries before Confederation, the main mapping agency in British North America for the immense territory extending from Ungava Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Richard Ruggles describes and analyses the mapping activities of the more than 160 Company servants and surveyors engaged in the field, as well as the contributions of more than fifty Indians and Inuit who drew sketches and gave confirgurations. Also included are annotated catalogues of all the maps known to have been produced by the (Company), and sixty-six reproductions of the most important maps and sketches." Minor edge wear, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE BLESSED TRADE., Ward, Marjorie.
8 Ward, Marjorie. THE BLESSED TRADE.
London Michael Joseph 1971 718109511 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, map endpapers. "(T)he story of the British soldier in the age of fighting as a profession, from Anglo-Saxon times to the French Revolution. It is not the history of campaigns and regiments but of the men who went to war: their story told in their own words. (A)n enthralling collection of original narratives written by men like the poet at the Battle of Maldon in 991, the chroniclers of the Crusades, the splendid Corporal Todd - and by Kit Ross, surely the most remarkable woman ever to have worn the King's Coat. The story these people tell is a harsh one: marching, deserting, punishment, hunger, looting and just enduring the squalor and danger of campaigning. There are, though, glorious moments, when the horrors of war are redeemed by fortitude and self-sacrifice, and by what has been the chief mark of the 'Tommy' for a thousand years: a wry and tough sense of humour." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, 4" light line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Ward, Marjorie. THE BLESSED TRADE.
London Michael Joseph 1971 718109511 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, map endpapers. "(T)he story of the British soldier in the age of fighting as a profession, from Anglo-Saxon times to the French Revolution. It is not the history of campaigns and regiments but of the men who went to war: their story told in their own words. (A)n enthralling collection of original narratives written by men like the poet at the Battle of Maldon in 991, the chroniclers of the Crusades, the splendid Corporal Todd - and by Kit Ross, surely the most remarkable woman ever to have worn the King's Coat. The story these people tell is a harsh one: marching, deserting, punishment, hunger, looting and just enduring the squalor and danger of campaigning. There are, though, glorious moments, when the horrors of war are redeemed by fortitude and self-sacrifice, and by what has been the chief mark of the 'Tommy' for a thousand years: a wry and tough sense of humour." Previous owners bookplate on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling and rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
10 Wedgwood, C.V. THE THIRTY YEARS WAR.
New York Book of the Month Club 1995 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
544 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map front enpapers, genealogical tables on rear endpapers. B&w reproductions, maps. "Originally cast as a war of religion - Protestant princedoms against the Catholic Holy Roman Empire - it became a vast bloody stage upon which the political aspirations of leaders throughout the continent played themselves out for decades. The cast of characters is legendary - from Frederick the Winter King of Bohemia to Augustus the Strong of Saxony; Sweden's heroic King Gustavus Adolphus and France's wily Cardinal Richelieu; the somber general Count Wallenstein and the brash young Prince Louis of Conde. The results of their triumphs and defeats were the devastation of the German states, the virtual destruction of the Empire as a political force, and a saga that has echoed down the centuries." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly along top edge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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