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NAVAL ELECTRICAL POCKET BOOK.  B.R. 157/1933 bound with ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO B.R. 157/1933.  B.R. 157 (2), Admiralty, Torpedo and Mining Dept.
1 Admiralty, Torpedo and Mining Dept. NAVAL ELECTRICAL POCKET BOOK. B.R. 157/1933 bound with ADDENDUM NO. 2 TO B.R. 157/1933. B.R. 157 (2)
King's Printer, Ottawa, 1943. 
92 pp + 399 pp, 6 1/2" H, stiff navy blue card covers with cloth spine. Many b&w drawings/diagrams - some fold-out. From title page: "Reproduced as amended in Canada (Jan. 1943) by the King's Printer, Ottawa, with permission of the Controller, H.M . Stationery Office, London, for the exclusive use of His Majesty's Canadian Naval Forces. 1941. Note. - In this Addendum is included Addendum No.1, so that the latter may now be destroyed. Addendum No. 3 amending Addendum No. 2 has been i n c o r p o r ated in this reprint." The section headings include: Measuring and Testing Instruments and their Use; Dynamos, Motors and Controllers, etc.; Supply of Light and Power; Incandescent Lighting; Bells, Rattlers, Buzzers and Hummers; Tel ep ho ne s, F ir e Co ntrol; Gun Firing and Night Sight Circuits; etc., etc. Colored crayon notation and ink stamp on front endpapers, one fold-out page is mis-aligned and creased, erased color pencil notation on one fold-out page, ink notation on am end men ts pag e, li ght edge wear and scuffing, light browning to pages, minor soiling, darkening and soiling to edges of text block. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE., Baker, J.H.
2 Baker, J.H. MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE.
William Smith, Reading 1970 Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
47 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: List of Illustrations; Foreword; Prefatory Note; Mapledurham Village; The Two Manors; Mapledurham Church - Position - Exterior - Interior; The Closed Aisle - date of building; Monuments. The Font - Old Brasses formerly in the Church; The Church Windows. Present Day. Original Windows; Records of Two Antiquaries: (1) The Bardolf Aisle. (2) The Chancel and Nave; Additions, Renovations, Restorations; The Bells; The Church Plate; The Church Registers and Records; The Churchyard - New Entrance Gates - Tombs and Tombstones; The Mass Dial; The Vicarage; Alien Priories; Diocese of Lincoln; Mapledurham Church's Connection with Eton College; The Charities - The Almshouses; Mapledurham School; The Parish Hall, Memorial Hall and Playing Fields; The Parish Magazine; The Story of Saint Margaret; List of Vicars of Mapledurham; Supplementary: Variations in Spelling of Place-names; Alexander Pope and the Blount Sisters; Roger Gery, Vicar 1437-1484. Revision of Income and Obligations of Incumbents; Alien Priories; The Private Road; Lord Augustus Fitz-Clarence; An Early Victorian Diary; Mapledurham House. Interior - tiny pin- hole through approx. first 12 p ages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny pin-hole in front cover, tiny closed tear at top of spine, minor browning to cover edges. tiny stain on top of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE PARISH OF THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, LONDON, ONTARIO., Bartram, Gordon W.H.  Introduction by Clarence W. Foreman.
3 Bartram, Gordon W.H. Introduction by Clarence W. Foreman. A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE PARISH OF THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, LONDON, ONTARIO.
London Self-published 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Clare Bice, frontispiece. 
84 pp, 9 1/8" H. Burgundy cloth covers with "A Historical Sketch" in gold on front board. Errata slip tipped-in on rear pastedown. B&w frontispiece, photographs. Contents: The Origin of the Parish of St. John the Evangelist - 1863; The Congregation of the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity - 1873; 1888-1911, The Reverend W.T. Hill; 1911-1919, The Reverend Canon William Craig; 1920-1931, The Reverend A.G. Clarke; 1931-1934, The Reverend Canon C.E. Jeakins; 1935- , The Venerable Archdeacon C.W. Foreman; Members of the Parish Who Have Entered the Ministry of the Anglican Church; Listing of Memorials. Minor browning in endpaper gutters and on edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
4 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Ernest Buckler Remembered., Bissell, Claude.
5 Bissell, Claude. Ernest Buckler Remembered.
Toronto University of Toronto 1989 0802058140 / 9780802058140 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
171 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Although Bissell focuses on (Ernest) Buckler the man, the book also includes passages of extended critical analysis of Buckler's work. it describes the long apprenticeship of the writer before his sudden emergence as a major figure in 1952 with the publication of 'The Mountain and the Valley'. Bissell shows how a central theme binds together the major books - the memory of a childhood paradisal world that time could never corrupt." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling elsewhere - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR., Buckler, Ernest.
6 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Gift inscription and two small stamps on free front endpaper, small bump to top edge of front board, minor rubbing. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two very small tears and one tiny chip. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Tiny foxing marks on to and fore-edge of text block, tiny chip in rear pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling with small tears (archivally taped) - mainly at the top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny foxing marks at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Christianson, Nora D. TALES OF NORWAY FOR CHILDREN.
New York Vantage Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair S. Storm Syversen. 
75 pp, 81/8" H. B&w illustrations. "Here are exciting tales of Norway's giants and dwarfs, of the kind little nisse, the ugly troll, the horrible draug, the invisible huldre folke. From the beautiful Norseland's dim past and from recent adventures there, (the author) has collected an enchanting group of 'tall tales' to delight America's boys and girls. (She) has visited the old haunts of Norway's legendary 'little people'. She has seen the mysterious stone carvings and other actual physical evidence of strange, unexplained events of long ago in the land of the Norsemen. Some of these stories Mrs. Christianson heard as a child as she sat by her grandmother, who related the old tales to the accompaniement of her spinning wheel. Some she heard directly from the lips of present-day Norwegian farmers and fishermen." Minor edge wear, slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, 2" piece missing from top of spine, small sticker mark on front panel, light fading to spine, several archivally taped tears - one with creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BELLS ON FINLAND STREET., Cook, Lyn.
9 Cook, Lyn. THE BELLS ON FINLAND STREET.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1962 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good- Stanley Wyatt. 
197 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w drawings. "Here is the delightful tale of a little Finnish girl living in Sudbury, Ontario, centre of Canada's nickel industry. Young Elin, whose father works in the mines, is denied what she wants most in the world - a pair of figure skates and skating lessons. Her father cannot afford them. And so to bring this greatest dream to life Elin works at the grocery store for kind old Mr. Kurtcheff. Her father has an accident - her savings must help pay the bills - and Elin can't buy her skates. What happens when Grandfather, champion figure skater, arrives from Finland will keep children sitting at the edge of their seats until the final page is turned. Sudbury and its early history; far-away Finland; nickel - its mining and processing - all provide a fascinating background to this heart-warming and exciting story." Tiny stain on page leaf 167/168, minor toning to edges of text block - tiny foxing mark on fore-edge, very light wrinkling and minor fading at top/bottom edges of spine, spine had minor lean. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, a few small edge tears (archivally taped) and very small chips, two small old tape marks on inside surface, slight fading to spine colour, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE TSITSIKAMA FOREST AND COASTAL NATIONAL PARK.  DIE BLOMPLANTE VAN DIE TSITSIKAMABOS EN SEEKUS NASIONALE PARK., Courtenay-Latimer, M. and Smith, G.G.  Artwork by H. Bokelmann and A. Batten.
10 Courtenay-Latimer, M. and Smith, G.G. Artwork by H. Bokelmann and A. Batten. THE FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE TSITSIKAMA FOREST AND COASTAL NATIONAL PARK. DIE BLOMPLANTE VAN DIE TSITSIKAMABOS EN SEEKUS NASIONALE PARK.
National Parks Board, Republic of South Africa, 1967. 
Unpaginated, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover (pictorial front board) - no dust jacket. Bilingual text (English/Afrikaans). Foreword/Voorword, Introduction/Inleiding, Index Scientific Names/Wetenskaplike Naamlys, Index Common Names/Algemene Naam lys. 64 color plates with descriptions on facing page. Dampness marks on most of the front board, bump to top corner of both boards, tiny bump at bottom front corner, moderate rubbing and small light stain on rear board, a few tiny dints o n s o m e e dges of boards. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE CHILDREN'S BELLS: A SELECTION OF POEMS., Farjeon, Eleanor.  Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.
11 Farjeon, Eleanor. Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. THE CHILDREN'S BELLS: A SELECTION OF POEMS.
Oxford University Press, London, 1957, first edition. 
277 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations throughout. "Eleanor Farjeon's poetry needs no introduction. She is one of the few real poets for children. The springtime world of her verse, the entrancing jingles and gay humour, the flights of fancy, capture at once the heart and the imagination. Here are verses of places and people, of saints and heroes, play songs and songs for all seasons of the year. The dancing rhythms and rhymes, the charm and music of t he words, provide an immediate entry into the world of truth and beauty." Tiny tear and wrinkling at top of spine, small areas of paper offset from dust jacket on edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing to rear panel, several tiny to small tears - two taped on inside, one very small chip. VG-/G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS.  CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235.  3 ITEMS., Gilbert, Anthony; Macardle, Dorothy; Bucke, Marion; Bryant, Arthur, Sir; Laver, James; Aickman, Robert; Muir, Marie, et al.
12 Gilbert, Anthony; Macardle, Dorothy; Bucke, Marion; Bryant, Arthur, Sir; Laver, James; Aickman, Robert; Muir, Marie, et al. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235. 3 ITEMS.
London Illustrated London News Stapled in Wraps Good+ E.H. Shepard, Daphne Allen, Kate Greenaway, Lotte Reiniger, Neave Parker, Juliet Pannett, Alan Crisp, Alan Reynolds, Stan Bult, Gordon Nicholl, Eliot Hodgkin, Jack Matthew, Raymond Booth, Victor Bertoglio, et al. 
3 Christmas Numbers of The Illustrated London News (1955, 1956 & 1959), 14 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W. Christmas 1955 - 56 pp, articles include: Trafalgar from the French Point of View: The Report of Captain Lucas; "Give me a ring" by Anthony Gilbert; Art in cap and bells: Trompe-l'oeil masterpieces designed to cheat the eye by their astonishing effect of reality; Double spread Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni; 4 full page colour portraits "The Beauty of early Girlhood"; 2 full page colour illustrations - "Fairy-tale creatures (1. Hans Andersen, 2. Brothers Grimm), by Neave Parker. // Christmas 1956 - 64 pp, articles include: Nursery Rhymes by Kate Greenaway; The Doo's Nest, by Marie Muir, illustrated by Victor Bertoglio; Ghosts of the Footlights: Favourites of Fifty Years Ago; The Crystal Star by Dorothy Macardle, illustrated by Jack Matthew; Oh! Wondrous Face! Portraits of clowns painted on egg-shells by an expert on clown make-up - Stan Bult; How Christmas customs came about, by John Pudney, illustrated by E.H. Shepard; Told by a ghost, by Marion Bucke, illustrated by Gordon Nicholl. // Christmas 1959 - (12) pp advertisements + 40 pp + (12) pp advertisements, articles include: "Jimmy, the dog in my life", by Sir Arthur Bryant; "From Nudity to Pantalettes": an account of children's dress through the ages, by James Laver, illustrated in b&w by E.H. Shepard; "English ghoulies and ghosties", by Robert Aickman, illustrated by Juliet Pannett; "Home for Christmas", by Marie Muir, illustrated by Alan Crisp. Many additional illustrations including 3 full page (1 double spread) colour illustrations by E.H. Shepard, 19 black & gold silhouettes of Thumbelina (10) and Puss-in-Boots (9) by Lotte Reiniger, reproductions of Old Masters, etc. Many vintage advertisements, including full page colour ones for: King George IV Old Scotch Whisky; Grants Stand Fast; Black & White Scotch; Long John Scotch; Campari; Drambuie; Harveys of Bristol; Rothmans; Player's Gold Leaf; Land Rover; Morris Motors; Jaguar; Standard Triumph; Hillman Minx; Coty; Cow & Gate, etc. Interiors - some edge wrinkling/creasing on anumber of pages due to handling, several pages with corner creases, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - '1955' has two small ink letters written at bottom of front cover, small entry of ink numbers in crossword on back cover advertisment, a crease down the rear cover. '1959' has a small light stain at top edge at spine, soft crease down rear cover. '1956' has a 2" 'V' shaped tear archivally taped on rear cover. All items have some level of edge wrinkling/creasing, small edge tears archivally taped, very light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CAP AND BELLS:  AN ANTHOLOGY OF LIGHT VERSE BY CANADIAN POETS., Gravin, John W., chosen by.  Foreword by Lorne Pierce.  (Jean Blewett, Arthur Bourinot, Isabella Valancy Crawford, R.E. Guy, Katherine Hale, Frances Harrison, Wilson MacDonald, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, Tom MacInnes, Joseph Easton McDougall, et al.)
13 Gravin, John W., chosen by. Foreword by Lorne Pierce. (Jean Blewett, Arthur Bourinot, Isabella Valancy Crawford, R.E. Guy, Katherine Hale, Frances Harrison, Wilson MacDonald, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, Tom MacInnes, Joseph Easton McDougall, et al.) CAP AND BELLS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF LIGHT VERSE BY CANADIAN POETS.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1936, first edition. 
105 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold title block and image on front board) - no dust jacket. Colourful patterned endpapers. A collection of Canadian poetry, gathered under the headings: We Have With Us; Fan cies About This and That; Frontier and Country; Mainly Historical Research; Tours and Detours. With Foreword and Biographical Index. Previous owner's name on one preliminary page, light browning to pages, corner crease on page 21/22, ligh t c i g a r e t te odor, light browning to edges of textlock, light fading to top/bottom of book and spine, small bump to bottom corner of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOME OF MY YOUTH:  HANOVER., Hahn, Josephine Elizabeth.
14 Hahn, Josephine Elizabeth. HOME OF MY YOUTH: HANOVER.
Hanover, Ontario Hanover Public Library 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8 11/16' H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, map. A local history of Hanover, Ontario, looking at its people, politics, businesses, schools, churches, etc. A few pages with a tiny crease at top corner, two tiny faint stains in top margin of page 183, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
A CHRIST CHURCH MISCELLANY:  NEW CHAPTERS ON THE ARCHITECTS, CRAFTSMEN, STATUARY, PLATE, BELLS, FURNITURE, CLOCKS, PLAYS, THE LIBRARY AND OTHER BUILDINGS., Hiscock, W.G.
15 Hiscock, W.G. A CHRIST CHURCH MISCELLANY: NEW CHAPTERS ON THE ARCHITECTS, CRAFTSMEN, STATUARY, PLATE, BELLS, FURNITURE, CLOCKS, PLAYS, THE LIBRARY AND OTHER BUILDINGS.
Self-published / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1946. 
260 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Deans; The Old Library; Henry Aldrich, Book-collector, Musician, Architect; The Aldrich Engravings; William Townesend, and His Building of the Library; The Atte rbury, Stratford, Orrery, and Wake Collections; The Decoration of the Library, 1752-72; General John Guise; The Library Statues; The Dark Age; Some Later Gifts; The Undergraduates' Reading Room; Reorganization, Lost Books; Lost Music; The P l a t e a n d Some Oxford Goldsmiths; Great Tom and the Ring; Furniture; Clocks; Plays, 1548-1945; Buildings; Appendixes: William Townesend's Proposals for the Library; William Townesend's Estimate for the Library. Tiny crease at top corner of fi rs t fe w a nd l as t few pages, smll bump to top corner of both boards, very light browning to edges of textblock, foxing to top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning to edges, light soiling, a few tiny chips, t iny t ear a t top of sp in e acrchivally taped, minor rubbing, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE., Keightley, Thomas.
16 Keightley, Thomas. THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE.
New York Avenel 1978 0517263130 / 9780517263136 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
560 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. First Avenel reprinting of the 1878 G. Bell edition. "Kelpies, Korrigans, Pixies and Peries, Deeves, Brownies, and Bugaboos - these are just a few of the fantastic figures you will encounter in this unique collection of fairy mythology. Gnomes, faries, and elves of every imaginable size, shape, color, and demeanor spring to life in this marvelously illustrated guide to the fairy realm. Just one glance at the extensive table of contents reveals the scope and variety of fairy folklore explored here - from Persian and Arabian romance to the mythology of Scandinavia, England, France, Germany, and Switzerland. In addition, the author includes sections dealing with the more obscure fairy folkore and tradition of Greece, Spain, Italy, Africa, and the Middle East. Indeed, (he) has left no stone unturned in accomplishing the task he set for himself: 'to collect, arrange and classify and give under one point of view the various ideas and legends respecting fairies and similar beings of the popular creed.' Taken from a variety of sources of popular myth and legend, (it) forms a rich compendium of the superstitions surrounding those enchanting lesser deities, 'the little people'. Not only does (he) explore every type and species, but he also traces resemblances and similarities among the fairy traditions of different countries. For instance, did you know that the Nis (Scandianavia), the Kobold (Germany), and the Goblin (England) are all names for one species, which appears in Scotland under the name of Brownie, and that the Brownie is a person of small stature and wrinkled visage, is covered with short and curly brown hair, and wears a brown mantle and hood? In addition, Keightley discusses the fairy tradition as it appears in major works of English literature, from the Middle Age epic of 'Beowulf' and Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' to Spencer's 'The Faerie Queene' and Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'." Light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two repaired small tears at top of spine. Dust jacket has several archivally taped tears - mainly at top of spine/hinges - one with creases, light browning at top inside of spine. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
THE TERRIBLE HOURS: THE MAN BEHIND THE GREATEST SUBMARINE RESCUE IN HISTORY., Maas, Peter.
17 Maas, Peter. THE TERRIBLE HOURS: THE MAN BEHIND THE GREATEST SUBMARINE RESCUE IN HISTORY.
HarperCollins, New York, 1999, 7th printing. 
259 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060194804 "On the eve of World War II, America's newest submarine plunged helplessly to the North Atlantic bottom during a test dive. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members survived. While their wives and girlfriends waited in nearly unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend on one man. In this thrilling true narrative of terror, heroism and courage in the depths of a malevolent ocean, (the author) b r i n g s us in vivid detail a blow-by-blow account of the disaster and its uncertain outcome. The sub was the 'Squalus'. The man was a U.S. Navy officer, Charles 'Swede" Momsen, an extraordinary combination of visionary, scientist and man of a ct io n. Un ti l his advent, it was accepted that if a submarine went down, her crew was doomed. But Momsen, in the face of an indifferent, often sneering naval bureaucracy, battling red tape and disbelieving naysayers every step of the way, risk ed his ow n li fe ag ain and again against the unknown in his efforts to invent and pioneer every escape and rescue device, every deep-sea diving technique, to save an entombed crew. With the crippled, partially flooded 'Squalus' lost on the Nort h A tlan tic fl oor, Mo mse n faced his personal moment of truth: Could he actually pluck those men from a watery grave? Had all his work been in vain?" Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, min or r ubbin g. Nea r Fin e/Ne ar F ine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DIVERS.  FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR., May, Jon.
18 May, Jon. DIVERS. FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR.
Coronet / Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1996. 
245 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0340649062 B&w drawings. " Jon May is a paramedic who is also trained to control deep sea dive systems attached to the world's oil industry. This is his own true story, starting in the holocaust that was the P iper Alpha disaster and taking him from the North Sea to cleaning up offshore after the Kuwait War, to Bombay, the South China Sea and Vietnam. The work of the men who descend to great depths to difuse mines, check pipelines, and clear underwate r d isaster areas is described with absorbing documentary realism and a degree of gallows humour. From helping rescue a skipper trapped below deck on a sinking ship to treating a latterday victim of mustard gas, Jon May tells a story that is the s tu f f of so much fiction, but for knife-edged excitement there is nothing to beat the truth." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BELLS RUNG BACKWARDS.  (CONTAINS:  THE ROSEWOOD DOOR; THE WOMAN IN THE WAY; THE HONEY IN THE WALL; JOHN GLADWIN SAYS; THE PAINTED FACE.), Onions, Oliver.  (also known as George Oliver.)  Dust jacket art by Biro.
19 Onions, Oliver. (also known as George Oliver.) Dust jacket art by Biro. BELLS RUNG BACKWARDS. (CONTAINS: THE ROSEWOOD DOOR; THE WOMAN IN THE WAY; THE HONEY IN THE WALL; JOHN GLADWIN SAYS; THE PAINTED FACE.)
Staples, London, 1953. 
285 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Last brought together in 1935 and long out of print, today these stories are hard to come by. They represent the author's best work in this genre and many will welcome their reappearance. What are g hosts for if not to walk again? The ghosts in this book are no ordinary spectres with clanking chains, but creatures of flesh and blood archored to the past. From the past they come, bewildered and unhappy, and to the past they must retur n u n t i l r ecalled yet once again by a summons from the world of mortal men." Previous owner's name on front pastedown, minor browning to pages, book slightly cocked, one small corner bump, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s l ig ht t o m od erate edge wear/wrinkling, a few small chips and tears, moderate browning, light rubbing/soiling and small light stain on rear panel. Very Good/Good 
Price: 67.50 USD
 
 
20 Ream, Peter T. THE FORT ON THE SASKATCHEWAN: A RESCOURCE BOOK ON FORT SASKATCHEWAN AND DISTRICT.
Fort Saskatchewan Self-published 1974 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
591 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "With best wishes, Peter T. Ream". Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/plans. "Starting with the area's first industry and ending with the great industrial boom of the mid-twentieth century, Peter Ream brings alive the history of one of the oldest settled areas of Alberta. (He) narrates the early Indian and fur trade activity near the mouth of the Sturgeon River - then known as Birch Hills - where the plentiful supplies of spruce and birch bark made possible the building of canoes for the long trip down the North Saskatchewan River to the Hudson Bay. It was here in the spring of 1755 that Anthony Henday camped - the first white man to penetrate into what is now the Province of Alberta. Forty years later, in 1795, a trading fort, known as Fort Augustus was established by the North-West Company and in the same year the Hudson's Bay Company built Edmonton House close by. The first settlement took place in 1872 with the arrival of Francois and Joseph Lamoureux followed in 1891 by a group of settlers from Austria and still later by the Parry Sound Colony from Ontario. The book continues through the events of early settlement and development to (the early 1970s). This is a resource book - fully documented and appendixed. The material has been thoroughly researched from such sources as the national and provincial archives, municipal records and the early records of the Oblate Fathers of St. Albert." Slight bump to top corner of pages, light edge wear, small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one small and one or two tiny tears archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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