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FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION:  1940 TO THE PRESENT.  UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15., Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor.
1 Cadiou, Yves L. & Szecsko, Tibor. FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: 1940 TO THE PRESENT. UNIFORMS ILLUSTRATED No 15.
London Arms & ARMOUR 1986 0853688060 / 9780853688068 Soft Cover Very Good - 
72 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "Each volume (in this series) offers a personal selection of photographs on a particular topic or theme, and the authors have taken pains to include rare or unusual pictures highlighting technical details, operational and 'in action' views, equipment and personnel - plus all the colour and marking data so valuable to the modeller." Interior - slight separation of page gatherings at pages 14/15 - holding firmly, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price is blacked-out on rear cover, slight lean to spine; light browning on spine, rear hinge and the rear cover top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Heming, Arthur. THE DRAMA OF THE FORESTS: ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE.
Toronto S.B. Gundy 1924 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Arthur Heming. 
324 pp, 7 3/4" H. 14 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated). "(I) travelled twenty-three times through various parts of the vast northern woods, between Maine and Alaska, and covered thousands upon thousands of miles by canoe, pack-train, snowshoes, bateau, dog-train, buck-board, timber-raft, prairie-schooner, lumber-wagon, and 'alligator'. (B)ack again I went at all seasons of the year to encamp in that great timber-land that sweeps from the Atlantic to the Pacific. thus it has taken me thirty-three years to gather the information this volume contains - (but) I wish to explain that in compliance with the wishes of the leading actors - who actually lived their parts of this story - fictitious names have been given to the principal characters and to the principal trading posts, lakes, and rivers herein depicted. Furthermore, in order to give the reader a more interesting, complete, and faithful description of the daily and the yearly life of the forest dwellers as I have observed it, I have taken the liberty of weaving together the more interesting facts I have gathered - both first- and second-hand - into one continuous narrative as though it all happened in a single year. And in order to retain all the primitive local colour, the unique costumes, and the fascinating romance of the fur-trade days as I witnessed them in my twenties - though much of the life has already passed away - the scene is set to represent a certain year in the early (1890s)." Separation between some page gatherings (mainly at illustration locations) - pages are firm in binding, very slight bump at top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three very small stains on top of text block, minor rubbing on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MUNSCH MORE!  A ROBERT MUNSCH COLLECTION.  CONTAINS: ALLIGATOR BABY; ANDREW'S LOOSE TOOTH; RIBBON RESCUE; GET OUT OF BED!; Mmm, COOKIES!; SPECIAL BONUS STORY: DEEP SNOW; ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATORS., Munsch, Robert.  Illustrated by Michael Martchenko, Alan and Lea Daniel, Eugenie Fernandes.
3 Munsch, Robert. Illustrated by Michael Martchenko, Alan and Lea Daniel, Eugenie Fernandes. MUNSCH MORE! A ROBERT MUNSCH COLLECTION. CONTAINS: ALLIGATOR BABY; ANDREW'S LOOSE TOOTH; RIBBON RESCUE; GET OUT OF BED!; Mmm, COOKIES!; SPECIAL BONUS STORY: DEEP SNOW; ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATORS.
Scholastic Canada, Toronto, 2004, first edition. 
183 pp, 12 1/4" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0439961351 Colour illustrations throughout. "You'll love these six great stories from Canada's best-loved storyteller. (This book) contains five favourite books with all their original illustrations: Alligator Baby; Andrew's Loose Tooth; Ribbon Rescue; Get Out of Bed!; Mmm, Cookies! - Plus one bonus, never-before-published story, Deep Snow! Also included are the stories behind these popular tales, and informati on about Robert Munsch and all the illustrators. It's the perfect collection for Munsch fans of all ages." A heavy book, which may require extra postage depending on destination. The integral bookplate on the free front endpaper has previous o w n e r's name/Christmas date, book very slightly cocked, light wear at top edge of front board, a few tiny edge dints, one very small corner bump. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GREEN HELL: THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL., Owens, William J.
4 Owens, William J. GREEN HELL: THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL.
Hellgate Press, Central Point, Oregon, 1999, first edition. 
276 pp, small 4to (10" H), soft cover. ISBN 1555714986 "On 7 August 1942, the amphibious assault on Tulagi and Guadalcanal was the first American offensive in World War II against the rampaging forces of the Empire of Japan. The enemy retaliatio n - from the sea, air and on land - was swift, fierce and bloody. Yet many soldiers contend the greatest struggle of all was confronting the 'Green Hell' - a reeking, rotting and malaria-infested jungle that tested any soldier's strength and c o u r a g e. Against all odds, the young and inadequately trained and supplied 1st Marine Division, commanded by Lt. General Archer Vandergrift and the Army's equally inexperienced 164th Infantry Regiment held onto Guadalcanal for four awesome m o nt hs a ga in st the best trained and seasoned forces that Japan sent in. Every aspect of the battle remains impressive. From the assistance of the Australian Coastwatchers who hid away in dangerous observation points along the Solomon's chain o f i sla nds to th e A rmy and 2nd Marine Division's actions in the last two months of the campaign." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, one light crease down spine, slight curl at for e-e dge of c over s. Very Goo d 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN CANADA.  TWAYNE'S WORLD AUTHORS SERIES - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE., Waterston, Elizabeth.
5 Waterston, Elizabeth. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN CANADA. TWAYNE'S WORLD AUTHORS SERIES - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.
New York Twayne, New York 1992 0805782648 / 9780805782646 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
212 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Waterston's informative study brings to life Canadian history and culture and illuminates a unique literary community in which acclaimed adult writers like Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence, and Mordechai Richler are also the authors of children's books. Waterston demonstrates the distinctly Canadian elements of such works as 'The Young Fur Traders' (1856), 'Anne of Green Gables' (1908), and 'Alligator Pie' (1974). This study delineates the developmental stages through which children progress and discusses the various literary genres that appeal to them at each stage, from picture books and nursery rhymes to historical tales and science fiction. In addition to her focus on the response of the child to various genres, Waterston provides sophisticated literary analysis of the works that have endured as classics, demonstrating how their continuing relevance is rooted in their literary merit. She examines literary styles, themes, and motifs and shows how many of the perennial favorites embrace quintessentially Canadian virtues: honesty, a strong will to survive, humor, passion, and genuine kindness. American and Canadian teachers, librarians, and parents will find in this complete guide a resource for expanding their young readers' literary universe." Minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of textblock, tiny foxing mark on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light color fading and some wrinkling on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Yolen, Jane. ELFABET: AN ABC OF ELVES.
Boston Little Brown 1990 0316969001 / 9780316969000 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Lauren Mills. 
Unpaginated (approx. 32 pp), 11 1/4" H. Beautiful color illustrations throughout. "This ingenious alphabet book features an assortment of elves from A to Z. Each illuminated elf presents a different letter in a unique way. Some elves are clever, some are mischievous, all are endearing. Look inside and see if you can find everything alphabetical from alligator to zipper and all that comes in between." One tiny corner bump, small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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