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THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION., Browning, Reed.
1 Browning, Reed. THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION.
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1995 0312125615 / 9780312125615 Soft Cover Very Good 
445 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The apparent vulnerability of the Habsburg Empire at the time of Maria Theresa's accession destabilized the whole of Europe and, with Frederick the Great's invasion of Silesia, a cycle of violence was initiated that lasted for eight years and ravaged much of the continent. The vast conflict, which involved almost all the European powers and their empires, is the subject of (this book). (It) provides a highly readable narrative of a complex period that fundamentally shaped the European state system. The author explores the often changing war aims of the major belligerents - Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Piedmont-Sardinia, and Spain - and links diplomatic and military events to the political and social context from which they arose." Interior - a few pages with a tiny soft corner bump, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small coft crease at top rear corner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PAPER STAYS PUT:  A COLLECTION OF INUIT WRITING., Gedalof, Robing, editor.  Mary Panegoosho, Akeeko, Leah Idlout, Markoosie, Eepilk, Alootook Ipellie, John Weetaluk, Anthony Apkark Thrasher, John Ayaruaq, Charlie Patsauq, Peter Pitseolak, Ohokto, Leonie Kappi, Kiakshuk, Nuligak, Mrs. Louis Tapatai, et al
2 Gedalof, Robing, editor. Mary Panegoosho, Akeeko, Leah Idlout, Markoosie, Eepilk, Alootook Ipellie, John Weetaluk, Anthony Apkark Thrasher, John Ayaruaq, Charlie Patsauq, Peter Pitseolak, Ohokto, Leonie Kappi, Kiakshuk, Nuligak, Mrs. Louis Tapatai, et al PAPER STAYS PUT: A COLLECTION OF INUIT WRITING.
Edmonton Hurtig 0888301812 / 9780888301819 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - Alootook Ipellie. 
172 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. " 'By ear we forget, but paper says put' - this was how one Inuk, the heir of an oral cultural tradition, summed up the importance of a written literature. Over the past few decades, Inuit writers have responded with enthusiasm to the challenges and opportunities provided by a written language. This anthology fills a significant gap in bringing together, for the first time, a selection of Inuit writings that are often not easily available to readers in the South. The stories, poems, essays, plays, memoirs, and songs included in this book draw the reader irresistibly into the world of the Inuit, to share their memories and their hopes, their joy and their grief, their anger and their laughter." Contents include: The Little Arctic Tern, the Big Polar Bear; A Spring Seal Hunt; So You Want to Kill an Eskimo; The Whale and the Char; The Giant Bear; Marble Island; Akulak the Shaman; Blood-thirsty Enemies; Medicines of the Past; The Half-Fish; Nipikti the Old Man Carver; I Make My Living by Carving; A Story of Starvation; Remembering Old Times; In the Spring When the Sun Never Sets; Story of Inukshuk; The Faithless Wife; We Must Have Dreams, etc., etc. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and top edge of rear flap, light soiling and rubbing, one tiny edge tear archivally taped, some areas of very light browning on front flap and on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Gilliland, Alexis A. (Cover art by Romas.) THE WIZENBEAK SEQUENCE. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. WIZENBEAK. 2. THE SHADOW OF SHAIA. 3. LORD OF THE TROLL-BATS.
Del Rey, New York, (1989, 1990, 1992), Ist printings. 
297 pp, 213 pp, 233 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Romas. "The king had died and Queen Shaia lay lifeless while the ravening mobs went wild, led by the Witchfinders of the Church. Prince Kahun and Prince Gatsack were busily fighting each other for the right to ascend the throne. And far away in the deserted land of Semeryan, the wizard Wizenbeak was busy. His water-finding dance was finished, and the dry land would soon be fertile again. Now he was building housing and a fort for the colonists he had brought. Nothing could have seemed more peaceful. But there was no peace. Wizenbeak stood accused of being a dangerous wizard, and the Witchfinders had him marked as their target. One army was sent against him and a larger one was on the way. Against that might, Wizenbeak had only a tiny force. Wizenbeak's men prepared - as, in his own way, did Wizenbeak..." Interiors - pages browning lightly, bookstore stamp on first page of book 1 - othewise clean and tight. Exteriors - light edge wear, tiny area of surface paper loss at bottom of spine of book 1, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
4 Henderson, Eric & Sonik, Madeline, eds. (Kenneth J. Harvey, Norman Ravvin, Elyse Gasco, Jennifer Mitton, Andre Alexis, Rai Berzins, Michael Kenyon, Kenneth J. Emberly, Madeline Sonik, Derek McCormack, Ann Diamond, Meira Cook, Ernest Hekkanen, et al. FRESH BLOOD: NEW CANADIAN GOTHIC FICTION.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Ravenstone 1998 0888012284 / 9780888012289 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
202 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(A) collection written by some of the best writers in Canada. These stories tap into the deep fears in us all. A man's sexual fantasy becomes a frightening, hallucinatory embrace of what seems to him the ghost of his dead wife / While living an apparently 'normal' life, a man descends into a personal hell cohabited by monsters and outcasts / A blackly humorous story of teenage rebellion is also a tale of abandonment and family dysfunction. The stories in this anthology may cause sleepless nights, bad dreams and general unease. You've been warned. Welcome to the Nightmare." Contents: Introduction; Into the Places of Those Lost; The Story of an Eye; These Are Ghost Stories; The Last Ferry; Letters (On a Book Lately Circulating in the Offices of Transport Canada); Cerberus; The Beautiful Children; A Thin White Hand; The Apostle; Peterborough; Evil Eye; Instructions for Navigating a Labyrinth; Miasma; Torch; Hounds. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, tiny bump at bottom corner of textblock. Exterior - very minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHANGING LIVES: WOMEN IN NORTHERN ONTARIO., Kechnie, Margaret and Reitsma-Street, Marge, eds.  (Valerie Senyk, Eileen Goltz, Theresa Solomon-Gravel, Mary Ann Corbiere, Sheila Hardy, Helen Debevc-Moroz, Carol Alexis Stos, Dorothy Ellis, Pat Tobin, Varpu Lindstrom, Karen Blackford, et al.)
5 Kechnie, Margaret and Reitsma-Street, Marge, eds. (Valerie Senyk, Eileen Goltz, Theresa Solomon-Gravel, Mary Ann Corbiere, Sheila Hardy, Helen Debevc-Moroz, Carol Alexis Stos, Dorothy Ellis, Pat Tobin, Varpu Lindstrom, Karen Blackford, et al.) CHANGING LIVES: WOMEN IN NORTHERN ONTARIO.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1996. 
362 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1550022393 B&w photographs, maps, graphs, charts. A collection of essays on the women of Northern Ontario: First Nations, Ukrainian, Hispanic, Black, Finish, Lesbian - women working as teacher, entrepreneurs, at the mines and lumber camps and in the home - women dealing with poverty, isolation, violence, health and education issues. Two of the essays are in French. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbin g . V e ry Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHOICE CUTS:  A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY., Kurlansky, Mark, Editor.  Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al.
6 Kurlansky, Mark, Editor. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al. CHOICE CUTS: A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY.
New York Ballantine 2002 0345457102 / 9780345457103 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Mark Kurlansky. 
473 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, photographs. **Please note: this is not a recipe book, although a few recipes are included.** "(F)eatures more than two hundred pieces, from Cato to Cab Calloway. Here are essays by Plato on the art of cooking - Pablo Neruda on french fries - Alice B. Toklas on killing carp - M.F.K. Fisher on the virility of Turkish desserts - Alexandre Dumas on coffee - W.H. Auden on Icelandic food - Elizabeth David on the downward march of English pizza - Claud Levi-Strauss on 'the idea of rotten' - James Beard on scrambled eggs - Balzac, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Chekhov, and many other famous gourmands and gourmets, accomplished cooks, or jsut plain ravenous writers on the passions of cuisine. Presented by subject - including 'Food and Sex', 'On Bread Alone', 'Rants', and 'Their Just Desserts' - and illustrated with classic photographs as well as Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings, (it) also features such curios as a first-century dinner invitations, a 1959 essay on edible spiders, and 'Gelatin Hints from Knox - Dainty Desserts for Dainty People' (1929)." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small faint soiling mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge, light colour fading on bottom half of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE 1960 STRATFORD FESTIVAL.  (STRATFORD FESTIVAL CANADA 1960.), Langham, Michael; Applebaum, Louis.
7 Langham, Michael; Applebaum, Louis. THE 1960 STRATFORD FESTIVAL. (STRATFORD FESTIVAL CANADA 1960.)
Stratford, Ontario Stratford Shakespearean Festival Foundation of Canada 1960 Stapled in Wraps Good- Cover design By Walter Yarwood. 
Unpaginated (approx. 52 pp excluding wraps), 10 7/8" H. Many b&w and colour illustrations (photographs, drawings, costume studies). A souvenir brochure of the season that included: King John; A Midsumer Night's Dream; Romeo and Juliet; H.M.S. Pinafore, etc., with performances by Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Mervyn Blake, Glenn Gould, Leopold Stokowski, et al. Postage will be reduced for this light item to most destinations. Interior - small area of dampness wrinkling/light staining at lower fore-edge of pages, small light water staining on inside edge of both covers, minor rusting on staples. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing on covers, light edge wear, corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  JULY, 1948.  VOLUME XXX, NO. 4., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (Andrew Boone, George Eaton, Alfred Klein, Bob Arentz, Art Chester, Alexis Dawydoff, Douglas Rolfe, Frank Tinsley, John Worth, Dick Coen, H.A. Thomas, Jay Holmes, Frank Ehling, Dick Ealy, Claude McCullough, Charles H. Grant, e
8 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (Andrew Boone, George Eaton, Alfred Klein, Bob Arentz, Art Chester, Alexis Dawydoff, Douglas Rolfe, Frank Tinsley, John Worth, Dick Coen, H.A. Thomas, Jay Holmes, Frank Ehling, Dick Ealy, Claude McCullough, Charles H. Grant, e AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. JULY, 1948. VOLUME XXX, NO. 4.
Street & Smith, New York, 1948. 
126 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements, 2 color photos. Some fold-outs. Contents: Fighter Jet One; Aviation Jobs for G.I. Joe; Poor Man's Planetarium; We F ly the Beechcraft Bonanza; Small 'n' Speedy; Sailplane Parade; L-13; Air Progress: The De Havilland Story; Is the Air-Bus the Answer?; Cement Mixer; Schweizer 1-21 Sailplane; Gliding Saucer; Dooling 61; Campus Chum and Champ; Curtiss R3C-1 R a c e r ; F l amingo; Photo Clinic; Don't Throw That Plane Away; The Happy Inventor (Ray Arden). Departments: The Readers Write; Showcase; Air Notes; Development Highlights; Solo Club; Airmen of Vision Competition; Report from Washington; Model Ma tt er s; D op e C an ; Sketchbook; The Last Word. Interior - very light browning to pages, tiny crease at top corner of textblock, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few sm all wr ink les on sp in e. lig ht browning to edges of textblock, very light browning on spine and rear cover, small date and number stamp marks on rear cover, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  NOVEMBER, 1949.  VOL. XXXIII, NO. 2., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (Douglas Rolfe, Alexis Dawydoff, A.R. Boone, Dennis Davis, Roland Mayer, Chester Lanzo, Aubrey Kochman, Frank Zaic.)
9 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (Douglas Rolfe, Alexis Dawydoff, A.R. Boone, Dennis Davis, Roland Mayer, Chester Lanzo, Aubrey Kochman, Frank Zaic.) AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. NOVEMBER, 1949. VOL. XXXIII, NO. 2.
Street & Smith, Elizabeth, N.J., 1949. 
98 pp, 11 1/8" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated, predominantly in b&w, with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements. Contents: How the Rocket Exhaust Behaves; Are Big Bombers Clay Pigeons?; Air Progress: The Air Force S tory - Part II; We Fly at Elmira!; C.A.P. Newsletter; C.A.P. Sub Search; Meet Becky Smith, the Lady Metallurgist; Gee Bee Super-Sportster; The '49 Nats; Letter From Olathe; San de Hogan; Metal Forming for Models; Morane Saulnier; The Mighty G n a t ; C u b Sportster; Model of the Month: Sniffer; Record Review; Finland Wins the Wakefield. Departments: Showcase; Development Highlights; Air Notes; Solo Club; Airmen of Vision; Sketch Book; Contest Calendar; The Last Word. Interior - ve r y li gh t br o wn in g to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small wrinkles on spine. minor wear at staples, light browning to edges of textblock, very light brow ni ng on sp in e a nd ed ges of covers, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF CONFLICT., McKelvie, B.A.
10 McKelvie, B.A. TALES OF CONFLICT.
Vancouver Vancouver Daily Province 1949 Hard Cover Good C.P. Connorton. 
99 pp, 10 1/2" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, gray paper covered boards with red lettering & decoration on front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w drawings. Stories of conflicts between the native peoples and white explorers/settlers in British Columbia during the 19th century. Contents: Preface; The Price of Safety; Kendrick's Laundry; The White Slave of Slaves; The Captive Armourer; Treachery at Fort St. John; New Caledonia Conflict; Attack at Fort McLoughlin; Finlayson's Strategy; Fort Rupert Murders; The Basis of Freedom; Hell's Gate Aflame; Massacre at Ganges; The Salt Whisky War; The Defiance of Ot-chee-wun; The Chilcotin War; The Pirates of Clayoquot; The Obstinacy of Chief Jim; When Chief Isadore Ran Riot; Notes. Previous owner's bookplate and a small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, small bump at bottom of rear board, a few faint line indentations on front board, minor browning to edges of boards, some very small foxing marks and a small faint liquid mark on rear board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Troubetzkoy, Alexis S. THE ROAD TO BALAKLAVA: STUMBLING INTO WAR WITH RUSSIA.
Toronto Trafalgar Press 1986 0969241904 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
215 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). B&w reproductions, photographs, maps. "(S)kilfully traces the causes of the Crimean War and sketches a vivid picture of an age which made possible 'the world's most curious and unnecesary struggle'. Troubetzkoy ingeniously weaves together the varied developments in diplomacy, trade, nationalistic expression and personality conflict in the decade which led to the hostilities. The armies of the belligerents are described (and the) reader is introduced to the principal personages of the drama - Napoleon III, Marshal St. Arnaud, Lord Raglan and the great Russian engineer, Todleben, who, apart from Florence Nightingale, was the only one to earn true distinction during the War. Vividly described are Nicholas I and the Russian Empire." Very light edge wear, color faded at bottom edge of spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint scratch across rear board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, tiny chip at top of front flap-fold, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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