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THE QUEEN'S YORK RANGERS, AN HISTORIC REGIMENT, Bull, Stewart H.  Foreword by David Macdonald Stewart.
1 Bull, Stewart H. Foreword by David Macdonald Stewart. THE QUEEN'S YORK RANGERS, AN HISTORIC REGIMENT
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822665 / 9780919822665 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
248 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour pictorial endpapers. Illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, maps, reproductions. The story of a Canadian regiment that can trace its lineage through more than two hundred years to the early days of European history on this continent. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Rogers' Rangers; The Queen's Rangers in the American Revolution; The Queen's Rangers in Upper Canada; The York Militia in the 19th Century; The 12th Regiment York Rangers; World War I; Reorganization, Amalgamations and Affiliations; World War II; The Regiment since 1945; Appendices: Rogers' Rules of Discipline for Rangers; The Story of the Colours; The Allied Regiments; The Queen's York Rangers' Cadet Corps; Changes in the 20th Century / Commanding Officers since 1919 / Honorary Colonels and Lieutenant-Colonels / Regimental Sergeant-Majors; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index. Slight cigarette odor, small bump causing soft creases to top corner of pages 1-42, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, a few light wrinkles in laminate, very light rubbing, very light browning to top inside edge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
2 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped top and bottom, light creasing to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear/soiling. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS., Cavalier, Julian.  Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt.
3 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped at top and bottom, minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT., Downey, Fairfax.
4 Downey, Fairfax. LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT.
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1965. 
255 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps, drawings. "(The author provides atmosphere and reality to this history) by focusing attention upon the people and the everyday happenings at the Fortress of Louisbourg and gives a colorful re-creation of land and sea battles. Downey describes this vital bastion as 'The strongest fortress in America, a walled city without a peer in the New World'. Louisbourg was guardian of the approaches to the S t . L awrence River, gateway to the heart of French Canada, and the key to a continent. In North America, the grasp of France was beginning to loosen. Its territories were shrinking, due to England's relentless drive. But total possession was im po ss i bl e so long as the great fortress Louisbourg stood fast. Then in 1744, war was declared between France and England and General William Pepperrell and American Colonial troops with the English navy laid siege to Louisbourg which fell in 174 5. En gl and 's possession lasted only three years, as Louisbourg was restored to the French by the Treaty of Aix la-Chapelle. The Seven Years War brough still another siege (1758) by the British who defeated the French. When the struggle be t ween th e tw o g reat powers ended, the fort was demolished and its people dispersed." Large birthday gift inscription blacked out on verso of free front endpaper, light browning to edges of tet block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge we ar /wrin klin g, a few small chips and tears - old tape at top of spine, light browning, soiling on rear panel, a few tiny scuffs, slight fading to spine color. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Finnigan, Joan. KINGSTON: CELEBRATE THIS CITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 0771031602 / 9780771031601 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good Frank C. Johnston. 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Strategically located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River, the Rideau River system and Lake Ontario, the city of Kingston is cloaked in more than three hundred years of history. This picturesque city has attracted an increasing number of artists in recent years, and two of them - poet Joan Finnigan and painter Frank Johnston - have captured the character and spirit of Kingston in a book filled with photographs old and new, maps and engravings, paintings, drawings, historical vignettes and poetry. With an emphasis on the human aspects of Kingston life, (it) is an expression of affection not just for the city and its environs, but for its populace over the generations. Ten original watercolours by Frank Johnston - all faithfully reproduced in full colour - add to the beauty of the book. Along with the wealth of modern and archival material, they reflect the unique atmosphere of a city that has played a significant role in the history of Canada." Light wrinkle down five pages - mostly at front of book (likely from manufacturing process). Dust jacket has minor edge wear, some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of front panel and flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WOLFE AT QUEBEC., Hibbert, Christopher.
6 Hibbert, Christopher. WOLFE AT QUEBEC.
Longmans, Green, London, 1959, first edition. 
194 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "In the early hours of the morning on 13th September 1759, a British flotilla drifted silently on the ebb tide down the St Lawrence River towards Quebec. A last and desperate at tempt was being made to capture the town before the ice closed over the river and made further operations that season impossible. By dawn over 4,000 men had disembarked from the landing craft and clambered up the steep and slippery slopes on t o t h e Plains of Abraham. The French were taken completely by surprise and the battle that followed was short and dramatic. By noon the fate of Canada had been decided. In describing the events of this day and the bitter and seemingly hopel e ss s i eg e th at preceded it, (the author) has relied entirely upon contemporary sources, some of which were not available when previous accounts were written. For this reason the story which has emerged is in some respects an unfamiliar one an d the in ci den ta l p ortrait of Wolfe, stripped of the sentimental veneer which two centuries of adulation have built around him, is one which will surprise many readers. (This book) provides not only a vivid account of what has been described a s the most im port ant eve nt in the history of the 18th century, but a fascinating portrait of one of its most famous soldiers." Book slightly cocked, bump at bottom corner of boards, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling a nd bro wning at botto m of spin e, a few very tiny soiling specks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears, corner crease on front flap, light soiling, light brow nin g on spine and flap-f olds, a few small brown stains at bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA., Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by.
7 Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by. THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA.
Canada Oberon 1972 0887500684 / 9780887500688 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
64 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Davies' works in colour and b&w. "When most people think of the early Canadian landscape they think of William Henry Bartlett. Actually, Bartlett was by no means the only painter in early Canada, nor was he the best. One of the earliest, and one of the best of them all, was Thomas Davies. Davies first came to Canada in the seventeen-fifties. He came again in the sixties and then again in the eighties. He came as a commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery. His job was to record the topography of the country for military purposes. But he did much more than that. He preserved for us an exact and faithful likeness of the people, the towns and above all the landscape of early Canada. Little was known of his work until 1953, when a collection of his views was sold at Christie's. Twenty of these were bought by the National Gallery of Canada, others by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. It is now possible for the first time to appreciate the remarkable quality of his work. His water-colours are brimful of authentic details of early life in Canada. And they possess a calm and vivid beauty seen nowhere else in Canadian landscapes of the period." Most pages have a very soft small indentation and/or soft handling creases - more on page leaf 23/24, nine page leaves have a crease at top gutter area from manufacturing process, two tiny corner bumps on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light rubbing, very light browning on spine and at edges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CORVETTES CANADA:  CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES., Johnston, Mac.
8 Johnston, Mac. CORVETTES CANADA: CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075513811 / 9780075513810 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "The corvette was 'the' ship to define the Canadian navy in World War II as an escort service. From the fall of 1940 until May 1945, we follow these small warships as they shepherd convoys of merchant ships carrying weapons, food, oil, raw materials and manufactured goods from North America to the United Kingdom. On the return trip, the escorts bring back the empty vessels for reloading. We see the routines of corvette life punctuated by sudden bursts of fierce action. These are life-and-death moments for the warship escorts, the merchant ships they protect and the attacking U-boats of the German navy. But there is another enemy - the North Atlantic itself. It is a powerful force that dictates the corvette crews' living conditions and, at times, even their chances of survival. The corvettes saw action in other important areas, so our veterans tell us about the famous Triangle Run and lesser-known efforts such as trips to Labrador and escort work in the St. Lawrence River. We also learn about service in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. This is the story of the men themselves - men from the lower deck and the wardroom. It is the story of the 123 corvettes they sailed. And in many ways the corvette story is an analogy for Canada as a whole: unprepared for war, committed to a cause, bloodied in batle - and ultimately triumphant." Creasing at fore-edge of page 113/114, slight bump/wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and flap-folds, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CORVETTES CANADA:  CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES., Johnston, Mac.
9 Johnston, Mac. CORVETTES CANADA: CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075513811 / 9780075513810 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "The corvette was 'the' ship to define the Canadian navy in World War II as an escort service. From the fall of 1940 until May 1945, we follow these small warships as they shepherd convoys of merchant ships carrying weapons, food, oil, raw materials and manufactured goods from North America to the United Kingdom. On the return trip, the escorts bring back the empty vessels for reloading. We see the routines of corvette life punctuated by sudden bursts of fierce action. These are life-and-death moments for the warship escorts, the merchant ships they protect and the attacking U-boats of the German navy. But there is another enemy - the North Atlantic itself. It is a powerful force that dictates the corvette crews' living conditions and, at times, even their chances of survival. The corvettes saw action in other important areas, so our veterans tell us about the famous Triangle Run and lesser-known efforts such as trips to Labrador and escort work in the St. Lawrence River. We also learn about service in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. This is the story of the men themselves - men from the lower deck and the wardroom. It is the story of the 123 corvettes they sailed. And in many ways the corvette story is an analogy for Canada as a whole: unprepared for war, committed to a cause, bloodied in batle - and ultimately triumphant." Previous owner's signature, place & date in ink on front free endpaper; book is lightly cocked; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; very light wear on bottom edge of boards and at corners. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with a few small faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES., Kenney, Gerard.
10 Kenney, Gerard. LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
193 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028027 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Recounts a journey that began three-quarters of a century ago in a small village inn nestled in the Laurentian Hills of Quebec. One day, the journey will end at the village cemetery, just one kilometre from the inn. The traveller is the author. The trip is not long, but is rich in rural and natural experiences along the way. Gerard Kenney takes us along the route that led him to build a lone log cabin on the small and inaccessible Lake of the Old Uncles. No roads reach the pond, only a footpath. The hours spent in the quietude of the forest cabin have resulted in the author's personal philosophy, which was inspired by his hero, Henry David Thoreau. (He) shares with his readers the evolution of his philosophy through his personal experiences with the people and the wilderness flora and fauna he has encountered on his life's journey." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS., Metcalfe, Willis.
11 Metcalfe, Willis. CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS.
South Bay, Ontario South Marysburgh Marine Society 1979 0920028187 / 9780920028186 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good 
185 pp + (9) pp +indexes, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. A history of shipbuilding, shipwrecks, schooners, sloops, lighthouses, sailors, etc. on the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County. Section headings: Prince Edward County Ships; Ships that Came & Ships that Stayed; Ports of Call; Life and Light; Sing of Sailors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - some light fading to colour on spine, hinges, and top edge of rear cover; spine has some light creases, is concave and is lightly twisted. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Milner, Marc. NORTH ATLANTIC RUN: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE BATTLE FOR THE CONVOYS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1985 0802025447 / 9780802025449 First Edition Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. Inscribed on title page: "For Ray Yestadt, / with best wishes / Marc Milner". "The Royal Canadian Navy's escort operations proved to be one of Canada's most important contributions to Allied victory in the Second World War. They were also one of the most controversial. The story of those operations and of Canada's wartime navy is now told in full detail for the first time." Book is very slightly cocked, very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge and small crease at top of rear hinge, minor browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Steele, Ian K. WARPATHS: INVASIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN.
New York Oxford University Press 1994 0195082222 / 9780195082227 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions. "(P)rovides a sweeping history of the numerous European invasions of North America, painting a dramatic new portrait of the centuries of warfare that shook the continent. Steele's fascinating account destroys the old image of technologically advanced Europeans overrunning primitive savages. Instead, he reveals how Amerindians rose to the challenge of each successive invasion with martial and diplomatic skill, from the defeat of Ponce de Leon in 1513 to a negotiated peace with the British in 1765. In war after war, the Amerindians and Europeans battled in a precarious balance, adapting each other's technology and tactics and seeking each other out as allies and as supply sources of food and weapons. Steele follows the experience of the Spanish at San Agustin, the English at Jamestown and Plymouth, the French at Quebec, and the Dutch at Albany, revealing the vast range of Amerindian strategies for coping with invaders. He continues the story through the arrival of European regulars in 1755, showing how the Amerindians adapted to the resulting changes in warfare and the ultimate British victory over the French. In the end, the triumphant English were faced with a powerful Amerindian campaign against their outlying posts that forced them to accept a military stalemate on the frontier, leading to a negotiated balance of power in 1765." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CLASH OF EMPIRES: THE BRITISH, FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, 1754-1763., Stephenson, R.S.
14 Stephenson, R.S. CLASH OF EMPIRES: THE BRITISH, FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, 1754-1763.
Pittsburgh Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center 2006 0936340134 / 9780936340135 Updated edition. Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good 
108 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps. Produced to accompany the exhibitiion. "The war that Winston Churchill called the 'first first world war' profoundly shaped the history of North America. Brief overviews of ten chapters provide an insight into the diplomatic and military moves of the three warring sides." Contents: Introduction; An Expedition to Save New France; A People Between; The Storm Rising in the West; The Great Warpaths; The Back-country War; The Fight for Canada; The World on Fire; First Rebels; The Triumph of Britannia?; Canadians; Exhibit Art & Artifacts; A Tale Worthy of Antiques Roadshow; Behind the Scenes at 'Clash of Empires. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny scuff on feont cover at hinge, waviness to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH WOLFE TO QUEBEC: THE PATH TO GLORY., Warner, Oliver.
15 Warner, Oliver. WITH WOLFE TO QUEBEC: THE PATH TO GLORY.
Collins, London, 1972, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002119420 Map endpapers, b&w and colour reproductions, maps. "To storm and take Quebec (William Pitt) chose thirty-two year old James Wolfe, the soldier so much admired by Nelson. On ly a few month earlier Wolfe had become secretly engaged, but as a professional soldier he embarked for North America with the utmost enthusiasm. His task was not made easier by the facts that he was opposed by the Marquis de Montcalm, outst a n d i n g for his courage and chivalry; the French had recently been reinforced and were making skilful use of savage Red Indian auxiliaries; and Wolfe's three brigadiers were highly critical and jealous of his promotion over their heads. Finall y, t he a pp ro a ch up the St. Lawrence was extraordinarily difficult owing to its complex shoals. On the other hand, Wolfe had been chosen for his superb handling of men; his expedition included one of the great navigators of history, James Coo ke; an d h elp fr om Ad miral Saunders proved a landmark in the development of combined operations. The advantages were therefore more or less equally divided between the opposing armies. With absorbing skill (the author) recounts the fluctuatio ns o f th e ac tion whi ch led to Wolfe's brilliant victory, death and apotheosis. To follow each stage of the engagement through the accounts of the men who were there - and through the remarkable illustrations collected in this book - is to exp erien ce pe rsona lly o ne of th e th ree great victories of the 'annus mirabilis'." Small area of erased pencil notation on half-title page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wear at top/bottom of sp ine an d flap -folds , a fe w ve ry sm all tears at top edge/spine with old tape, corner crease on front flap, very light browning at top of flaps. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
POLTERGEIST!  A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING., Wilson, Colin.
16 Wilson, Colin. POLTERGEIST! A STUDY IN DESTRUCTIVE HAUNTING.
London New English Library 1981 0450048802 / 9780450048807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. "The Black Monk of Pontefract began disturbing the Pritchard family in 1966. Bangings in the night, objects flying across rooms, and a mysterious black-robed figure, whose appearances became more and more frequent. The police, the local MP and the vicar were all witness to the extraordinary happenings which continued to plague the household, and all attempts to exorcise the presence were met with mockery. In this definitive work (Colin Wilson) examines the recorded evidence of this and other famous poltergeists. Cases of hauntings have been recorded since ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeist means 'banging ghost', because of their habit of making loud noises and throwing objects around. This book is not about Black Magic. But it is about the strange forces that surround us, and of which most of us are totally unaware. These forces may make us feel uncomfortable and may even terrify us, but there is not point in closing our eyes to them." Chapter headings: Professor Lombroso Investigates; Possession is Nine Points in the Law; Cases Ancient and Modern; The Black Monk of Pontefract; Fairies, Elementals and Dead Monks; The Black Magic Connection; Ghost Hunters and Ghost Seers; Speculations and Conclusions. A few very tiny light stains on title page, a 1"x3/4" area of surface paper loss at top corner of front pastedown - paper is glued to top corner of free front endpaper, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of pages 300 to 328, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates into bottom edge of some pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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