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RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
1 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S FLIGHT:  FIFTY YEARSOF ROYAL FLYING., Burns, Michael, ed.  Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
2 Burns, Michael, ed. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. THE QUEEN'S FLIGHT: FIFTY YEARSOF ROYAL FLYING.
Poole Blandford 1986 0713718889 / 9780713718881 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Carrying the Royal Family by air is a unique job and to do it, there is a unique flying unit. Now fifty years old, The Queen's Flight of the Royal Air Force operates to probably the highest standards of any organisation in the world of aviation. Their bright red helicopters, Andovers and now BAe 146s are a familiar sight on Royal occasions, their punctuality and reliability taken for granted. The effort which goes into maintaining those standards, and into assuring the Royal Family's safety and comfort in the air, is the fascinating subject of this fully authorised book. Behind the aircrew is the back-up team in Operations, the engineers, the administrative staff, the ground support for the helicopters, the stewards and the security staff - they all play their part, and they all find a place in this book. The history of the Flight (and indeed of Royal flying, which goes back to July 1917) is also recounted both in narrative form and in cameo reminiscences from ex-members of the Flight; these include Brian Trubshaw, later Concorde's test pilot. With 150 photographs to illustrate the text, the result is a rare glimpse behind the royal scene, which will intrigue anyone with an interest in aviation." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling/soft creassing at top edge - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Denhez, Marc. THE CANADIAN HOME: FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON.
Toronto Durndurn Press 1997 1550022024 / 9781550022025 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "In appreciation / Marc Denhez / 1998". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN HOME:  FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON., Denhez, Marc.
4 Denhez, Marc. THE CANADIAN HOME: FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON.
Toronto Durndurn Press 1994 1550022024 / 9781550022025 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "With Best Wishes / Marc Denhez". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Slight bump at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 118.  MAY 1991.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Francois Prins, Ken Wixey, Scott Thompson, Patrick Allen, Stuart McKay, Mike Gradidge, Jeremy Collins.)
5 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Francois Prins, Ken Wixey, Scott Thompson, Patrick Allen, Stuart McKay, Mike Gradidge, Jeremy Collins.) FLYPAST. NO. 118. MAY 1991. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1991. 
87 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Man with a Mission (Rudolf Hess); Rivet by Rivet (Museum of Army Flying selling off mighty 'Bev'); Midget Flight ( MiG-15UTI); Jug (Republic Thunderbolt); All the fun of the Fair (Southport Beach); Invader Country (A-26 fire bomber operator); Pioneer (Frank Whittle's jet engine); Air Support Borneo; News (Benson Beast has flown, Mirage retirement....); Y e a r o f t he Lancaster (Battle of Britain and the 'Missing Link'); Museums of the World; Type Report (Moths); American Classics (Aeroncas); Collectair (Zeppelin memorabilia), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ex te ri or - mi n or edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rear cover, very light date stamp on front cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 120.  JULY 1991.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Larry Milberry, Robbie Shaw, Roy Humphreys, Dave Allport, Jeremy Collins, Don Middleton, Colin Dodds.)
6 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Larry Milberry, Robbie Shaw, Roy Humphreys, Dave Allport, Jeremy Collins, Don Middleton, Colin Dodds.) FLYPAST. NO. 120. JULY 1991. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1991. 
87 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Flight 777 (KLM Flight 777 shot down June 1943); Vampire Returns (Canadian F.3); Ventura (Lockheed's Ventura famil y); Gustav Airborne (Benson Messerschmitt); Final Salute (8 Squadron - Shackleton); Diamond Nine - Go! (Tiger Team); Fifty Year Deadline (Night Fighter Preservation Team Mosquito); Day Tripper; News (Shackletons go to auction....Peter Newb e r r y k i l l e d....Junkers think-in....); Year of the Lancaster ('Mickey' flew with 617 Squadron); Government Surplus ('demobbed' aircraft); Originators (Schneider Trophy races); Airshow 91; Pilot's View (Dragon Rapide), etc. Interior - clean a nd t ig h t wi th n o previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, small liquid stain on rear cover - migrates into last pages, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE PYRATES., Fraser, George MacDonald.
7 Fraser, George MacDonald. THE PYRATES.
London Collins 1983 0002227878 / 9780002227872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good A.E. Barbosa, jacket art. 
413 pp, 9" H. Map endpapers and decorated title page by Stephen Johnson and Raymond Benson. "They were a desperate crew: Bilbo, the buccaneer swordsman in Raffish Finery and ill-fitting boots; Black Sheba, the gorgeous deadly Queen o' the Coast Brotherhood, with her diamante rapier and Gucci accessories; Firebeard, the roaring monster of the blazing whiskers; Happy Dan Pew, eccentric French filibuster (alias Trevor O'Grady) - to say nothing of the redoubtable Calico Jack, Goliath the wooden-legged dwarf, voluptuous Anne Bonney, Akbar the Damned o' the Barbary Coast, and shiploads of cutlass-waving extras. You don't believe it? But then you've probably never heard of the amazing quest of the fabulous Madagascar Crown, undertaken by the dashing Captain Long Ben Avery, the greatest super-hero of all time, or his fraught courtship of the Admiral's lovely daughter, Lady Vanity (and her fearful perils at the hands of Pitiless Captors), or of the rascally handsome rakehell Colonel Blood, or the fiendish Don Lardo Baluna, or the rhumba-smitten Princess of the Sun in her lost jungle city, or Solomon Shafto the castaway landscape gardener or sweet star-crossed Donnal Meliflua, or - in fact, you know very little about Romantick Historie at all. Fortunately, 'The Pyrates' can set things right. For 'tis all here, look 'ee, just as you always hoped it might be - tall ships and desert islands, impossibly gallant adventurers and rakish villains, lovely ladies in distress and plunging necklines, buried treasure and Black Spots, devilish Dons and ghastly dungeons, plots, duels, escapes, savage rituals, tender romance and steaming passion - all to the accompaniement of ringing steel - ." Light toning to pages and endpapers, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine, top of front flap and fold, bottom of rear flap; minor rubbing, small line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION., Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B.
8 Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B. MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION.
Boulder, Colorado Roberts Rinehart Publishers in cooperation with The Chrysler Museum of Art 1996 1570980799 / 9781570980794 Soft Cover Very Good 
242 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "A stunning achievement, 'Myth, Magic, and Mystery' brings together the work of nearly every prominent children's book illustrator of the twentieth century. Developed for a nationwide, touring exhibition beginning at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in June 1996, this book stands alone as a portable encyclopedia of the 'masters' of the genre. Included here are the works of such popular illustrators as N.C. Wyeth, Chris Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Tomi Ungerer, and others; a special feature of the book is a complete 'alphabet' created from a selection of the classic ABC books by the likes of Richard Scarry and 'Curious George' creator H.A. Rey. (This) will be a volume to be treasured alongside the classics themselves, a book to be sought after for moments of quiet contemplation or recollections of sheer joy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, tiny dent on fore-edge of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE WILLOWS AT CHRISTMAS., Horwood, William.
9 Horwood, William. THE WILLOWS AT CHRISTMAS.
London HarperCollins 1999 0002256045 / 9780002256049 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Patrick Benson 
245 pp, 8vo (8" H). Colour and b&w illustrations. "The Willows at Christmas is the crowning achievement of William Horwood's masterly cycle of sequels to Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
10 Katz, Michael B. THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTON, CANADA WEST: FAMILY AND CLASS IN A MID-NINETEENTH-CENTURY CITY.
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1975 0674661257 / 9780674661257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
381 pp, 9 1/2" H. Tables, graphs. "(R)econstructs the social structure, life cycle, and domestic relations within a mid-nineteenth century Canadian city. (Katz's) analysis draws on the records of the entire population found on the manuscript census, assessment rolls, city directories, newspapers, and other sources. (He) has explored the relationships between inequality, ethnicity, sex, mobility, transiency, household structure, and coming-of-age during a period of profound social change. At one level, the book describes in great detail the nature of family and society in a commercial city. Simul-taneously, it uses the patterns uncovered in Hamilton, which the author compares to those other historians have found elsewhere, to speculate about broad questions in social history and social theory. Finally, the book is an exploratory exercise in the application of quantitative techniques to social history; as such its interest lies in its method as well as its substance. The author contents that two themes - structural rigidity and individual transiencey - characterized life in the commercial city. Despite the massive flow of people into and out of the city, its basic structures remained virtually unaltered, thought the identity of its occupants changed dramatically. In part, the history of the family reflected these two themes; but the family had an independent existence as well. For, despite some structural parallells, the family served somewhat different purposes than its modern counterpart, especially the sheltering of young people during a period Katz calls 'semi-autonomy', a phase of the life cycle that virtually has disappeared." Bump and tiny tear at bottom of spine - light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has heavy creasing and small tear archivally taped at bottom of spine, very light wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing and soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA SCHOOL AND SCHOOL FARM ...AND MY SCHOOL DAYS., Madill, Benson A.  Foreword by James C. Potter.
11 Madill, Benson A. Foreword by James C. Potter. BRITANNIA SCHOOL AND SCHOOL FARM ...AND MY SCHOOL DAYS.
Self-published, 1992. 
69 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions. The author, who was born in 1915, attended Britannia School from 1921 to 1930. Contents: Foreword; Britannia School and School Farm; As I Remember; The School Fa rm Property; The Dunton House; Britannia Post Office; The Toronto to Guelph Railway; Afterwards; The Old Britannia Schoolhouse; Britannia School Farm; Appendices: Things of Interest; Excerpts from School Board Treasurer's Account Book 1850-1905; P u p ils who attended Britannia School 1921-1930; Schools in Toronto Township; A Special Arbor Day. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA SCHOOL AND SCHOOL FARM ...AND MY SCHOOL DAYS., Madill, Benson A.  Inscribed by author.  Foreword by James C. Potter.
12 Madill, Benson A. Inscribed by author. Foreword by James C. Potter. BRITANNIA SCHOOL AND SCHOOL FARM ...AND MY SCHOOL DAYS.
Self-published, 1992. 
69 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE: "DEC 1992 ____ & _____ ______ VERY BEST WISHES BEN MADILL.". B&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions. The author, who was born in 1915, attended Britannia School from 1921 to 1930. Contents: Foreword; Britannia School and School Farm; As I Remember; The School Farm Property; The Dunton House; Britannia Post Office; The Toronto to Guelph Railway; Afterwards; The Old Britannia Schoolhouse; Britannia School Farm; Appendices: Things of Interest; Excerpts from School Board Treasurer's Account Book 1850-1905; Pupils who attended Britannia School 1921-1930; Schools in Toronto Township; A Special Arbor Day. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very minor corner wear. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MICE WILL PLAY., Phillips, Edward O.  Inscribed by author.
13 Phillips, Edward O. Inscribed by author. THE MICE WILL PLAY.
Riverbank Press, Toronto, 1996, first edition. 
233 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ____ AND ____ - TO READ BETWEEN SETS - MUCH LOVE - TED, 11/9/96". ISBN 189633203X "Gemma Johnstone's intimate charms have earned her just about every material comfort a woman about town could wish for. But when her latest admirer expires in full flight of physical affection, she must suddenly face the realities of being middle-aged, single, and without further material prospects. Temporary solace appars in the form of Helen Chisholm, a bed-ridden older woman who is in need of care and companionship while her redoubtable daughter goes away on a two-week Caribbean cruise. The prospect of tending an old lady tucked away in the tower of a sp r a w l i n g V ictorian mansion is hardly a tantalising one for a woman of Gemma's worldly charms. But as Gemma and Helen get to know each other, they form an unlikely bond and discover to their mutual surprise that their lives will never again b e th e sa me . A n yo ne familiar with the works of British writer E.F. Benson will immediately find themselves on familiar literary ground, probing the oft-fragile veneer of morality that separates respectability from the scandalous. Only here, t he se tt ing is a co nt emp orary one - Westmount, the genteel hillside environs of English-speaking Montreal's upper middle class. 'The Mice Will Play' is a deft comedy of contemporary manners (and the lack thereof). Written in Edward O. Phil lip s' f ast -pac ed, urb ane sty le, it paints an often hilarious picture of what happens when we surrender ourselves to the unpredictable twists of fate and human nature." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Ve ry G ood+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
MARTINIS, GIRLS AND GUNS: FIFTY YEARS OF 007., Sterling, Martin and Morecambe, Gary.  (Ian Fleming).
14 Sterling, Martin and Morecambe, Gary. (Ian Fleming). MARTINIS, GIRLS AND GUNS: FIFTY YEARS OF 007.
Robson, London, 2003. 
354 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 1861056753 B&w photographs. "Fifty-one years ago, an unknown writer called Ian Fleming sat down to write 'Casino Royale', giving birth to one of the most famous fictional characters ever created. James Bond beca me a worldwide icon, defeating enemies and seducing women - and audiences - with his devastating combination of style, wry wit and understated cool. Bond soon eclipsed his creator, progressing from paper to screen ten years later, immortalised t h r o ugh Sean Connery's performances, then Roger Moore's and most recently Pierce Brosnan's. (This) is the definitive guide to the world of Bond. Featuring the extraordinary individuals - including Connery, Moore, Brosnan, Cubby Broccoli and Flem in g - who made Bond, and with unprecedented access to the most recent films and stills from the early years, (the authors) present the ultimate history of a unique literary and cinematic icon." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership ma rk s. Exterior - very minor corner wear, faint creases down spine, very minor rubbing, slight bump at bottom of front hinge. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Strickland, David. "QUOTATIONS" FROM ENGLISH CANADIAN LITERATURE.
Toronto Modern Canadian Library 1973 0919364233 / 9780919364233 Soft Cover Very Good - 
189 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H) "(A) comprehensive anthology of Canadian literature from its humble pioneer beginnings to the present day. Sometimes serious, often light-hearted, here is a vivid cross-section of Canadian thought and experience. Arranged alphabetically by subject matter, a great variety of subjects - art, customs, politics, money, women, youth, loneliness, work, old age, to mention but a few - are covered. In fact, practically the entire spectrum of human experience is explored." Alphabetical author index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, soft crease to bottom corner of front cover, very light browning to spine and rear cover, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FIRST IN THE FIELD:  GAULT OF THE PATRICIAS., Williams, Jeffery.
16 Williams, Jeffery. FIRST IN THE FIELD: GAULT OF THE PATRICIAS.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1995 1550680552 / 9781550680553 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
278 pages, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Born into a wealthy Montreal family in 1882, Gault was fortunate in having the means to pursue his own desires, of which a taste for adventure figured prominently and was to take him, as a subaltern in the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, to fight in the Boer War, and throughout the rest of his life on any number of more or less hazardous expeditions. But the act for which his name will be for ever carved in stone was the raising at his own expense on the outbreak of the First World War of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear and is lightly rubbed. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FIRST IN THE FIELD:  GAULT OF THE PATRICIAS., Williams, Jeffery.
17 Williams, Jeffery. FIRST IN THE FIELD: GAULT OF THE PATRICIAS.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1995 1550680552 / 9781550680553 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
278 pages, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. Separate Foreword leaf (not mentioned in Table of Contents) laid in. "Born into a wealthy Montreal family in 1882, Gault was fortunate in having the means to pursue his own desires, of which a taste for adventure figured prominently and was to take him, as a subaltern in the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, to fight in the Boer War, and throughout the rest of his life on any number of more or less hazardous expeditions. But the act for which his name will be for ever carved in stone was the raising at his own expense on the outbreak of the First World War of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry." Very small bump at top of rear hinge, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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