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CANADA 1957-1967:  THE YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY AND INNOVATION.  THE CANADIAN CENTENARY SERIES NO. 19., Granatstein, J.L.
1 Granatstein, J.L. CANADA 1957-1967: THE YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY AND INNOVATION. THE CANADIAN CENTENARY SERIES NO. 19.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771035152 / 9780771035159 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Signed by Author
375 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, political cartoons. Signed by author on title page. "In the tenth decade of Canada's confederation, the expansive and unifying post-war boom gave way to rapid change and conflicting choices. These were the years of John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson, years when Canada's culture, economy, and politics took new directions and the foundations of today's political and social realities were laid. Beginning with a survey of the country in 1957, poised to grasp Diefenbaker's grand 'Vision', the author vividly describes how the Progressive Conservative promise won the nation - and later could not be fulfilled. In these critical years Canada joined NORAD and scrapped the Avro Arrow jet fighter; the Diefenbaker Cabinet tore itself apart over the nuclear arms question. At the same time, the economic crisis of the early sixties gave the Liberals a much-needed political weapon as the government faced soaring budget deficits, a declining dollar, and a severe recession. Politics mirrored public feelings in the mid-1960s as governments federal and provincial addressed new kinds of problems. Unification of the armed forces, medicare, and bilingualism in the public services, especially in the context of the growing political and cultural ferment in Quebec, proved divisive as well as innovative." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jackat has very small tear and creases at top of spine - archivally taped, some very light edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CORUNNA., Hibbert, Christopher.
2 Hibbert, Christopher. CORUNNA.
London B.T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
216 pp, 9" H. B&w plates, drawings, maps. Wraparound jacket art reproduces an aquatint of the death of Sir John Moore by T. Sutherland. "(The first book) to be devoted exclusively to the Battle of Corunna and to the short campaign which preceded it. Mr Hibbert has made extensive use of the many eye-witness accounts which survive in the form of official despatches, histories, diaries, memoirs and letters. With the aid of these, he not only shows a remarkable understanding of Sir John Moore and his fellow-officers, of their conflicting characters and views, but he also provides, through the eyes of officers and men alike, a horrifying picture of the hardships of this brief and bitter campaign. The narra-tive is made the more vivid by the numerous illustrations from contemporary paintings and engravings, and by the five specially prepared maps." Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, top corner clipped off the front free endpaper, a few small light soiling marks on preliminaries preceding frontispiece, light edge wear - mostly on bottom edge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one small edge chip with small tear, very light edge wear - mostly on spine edges, small scuff on spine, browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, light browning on spine, a 4" pencil line and a 4" faint scratch on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Orczy, Baroness. MAM'ZELLE GUILLOTINE: AN ADVENTURE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, (1940), Ist edition. 
286 pp, small 8vo, (7 1/2" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. Light browning to endpapers, pages evenly and very lightly toned, several pages have a small very faint blue smudge in margin, several pages have a small faint smudge/mark in margin, page 63 has a 1" faint line indentation in margin, a few pages have faint tiny foxing marks, small book store stamp at bottom of free front endpaper. Exterior - light edge wear to boards/spine and very light surface wear to boards/spine, tiny d a r k e r b l ue mark on front board, very small scuff on rear board, minor wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, spine lettering dark and clear. Very Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
4 Orczy, Baroness. THE WAY OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, (1933), Ist edition. 
318 pp, small 8vo, hard cover (blue boards, black lettering on spine/front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w drawing of S.P. on title page. Interior - light erasure marks and two 3/8" long red pen lines on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge rubbing, a few very faint finger marks on front board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust staining to top of textblock. VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
5 Orczy, Baroness. Introduced by Hilary Mantel. Illustrated by Lucy Weller. THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Fine Very Good Lucy Weller. 
253 pp, 8vo (9" H). First Folio Society printing. Bound in full vegetable parchment printed and blocked with a design by Lucy Weller; red endpapers - in red slipcase. 7 colour plates. A novel of Revolutionary France. Slipcase has various levels of fading to color at front edges of panels (1/4" strip). 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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