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1 Braithwaite, Max. McGRUBER'S FOLLY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1981 0771016131 / 9780771016134 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ David Shaw cover art. 
220 pp, 8 5/8" H. "McGruber is a retired detective with everything a man could want - a home in the Muskoka woods, a charming wife, good health and two grandchildren. But McGruber is restless - and stirred to dream of something more - of palm trees and surf, of yachts and fast cars, of young women with unlined faces and eager bodies. And then, in a flash, (he) realizes it doesn't have to be a dream. It can all be his - but only if he can pull of the Perfect Crime. This is the beginning of a rollicking, non-stop escapade that introduces the hapless McGruber to a world of deception and devious characters - and an insurance investigator who hires (him) to solve his own crime." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flsp-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Caprio, Joseph. Introduction By Jean-Luc Massoni. MEN.
Lausanne, Switzerland Pierre-Marcel Favre 1986 2828902218 / 9782828902216 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
Unpaginated, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographic studies of men, many nude. The limited text is in French, German and English. "Joseph Caprio was born in Grenoble. He discovered photography about fifteen years ago. He was a pupil of 'masters' such as C.R. Dityvon, Fulvio Roiter and J.F. Bauret who gave him advice and encouragement. Convinced that black and white fully recreated his visions, he essentially works using these tones. His favourtie themes work well in black and white, particularly natural settings, architectural details, choreographic shows, portraits and nudes, particularly male nudes." Light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top bottom of spine and flap-folds, edge creases at top of rear panel and rear flap, areas of browning around spine and edges, light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
3 Einstein, Charles. Cover art by Robert Schulz. WIRETAP!
Dell, New York, 1955, a Dell First Edition Original Novel. 
158 pp, mass market paperback. "Men with a golden ear. In the city of Aimerly they were the cops, the city prosecutor, the rackets boss. Their electronic spies recorded the intimacies of boudoir and office - intimacies later priced, and paid for. ...in cash or blood. Then a judge who knew where all the bodies were buried got himself murdered. And Sam Murray, State Crime Commission, walked into a maze of tapped phones, secret cameras, hidden mikes. Various people tried to sidetrac k S a m , w i th the help of two ladies who were specialists at their work. But when Sam kept pushing, they gave him a choice - rot in jail, or send the last honest man in town to do it for him." Interior - two pages with very small corner creas e, ve ry l ig h t br owning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, spine is lightly concave. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
IN HELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT: THE SIEGE AND STORMING OF THE FORTRESS OF BADAJOZ, 16 MARCH TO 6 APRIL 1812., Fletcher, Ian.
4 Fletcher, Ian. IN HELL BEFORE DAYLIGHT: THE SIEGE AND STORMING OF THE FORTRESS OF BADAJOZ, 16 MARCH TO 6 APRIL 1812.
Baton Press, Tunbridge Wells, 1984, first edition. 
135 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0859361551 B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, plans. "....deals with the storming of Badajoz, an epic action of the Peninsular War, which involved Wellington's infantry in some of the most savage hand-to-hand fighting of the whole Peninsular period. At appalling cost, in a nightmare battle which lasted throughout the night of the 6th April 1812, they hacked their way over the bodies of their dead and through the forbiddin g medieval walls, which were held with great courage and skill by a brave French and German garrison. Having successfully stormed the breaches, the battle-crazed army went berserk and the horrors of the sacking which followed, as much as t h e s u b l i m e courage of the attackers, have passed into legend. This account, drawn wholly from the vivid descriptions of the officers and common soldiers who fought at Badajoz, is the first to be written exclusively about the siege, the st or mi ng , a nd t he s ho cking events which followed." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, faint erased pencil check marks on the two bibliography pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has ver y l igh t e dg e w rin kli ng, mi nor edge wear, minor rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 38.00 USD
 
 
UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Hanson, Neil.
5 Hanson, Neil. UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005, first American edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0307263703 B&w photographs, map. "The First World War was a conflict of unprecedented ferocity that unleashed such demons as mechanized warfare and mass death on the twentieth century. After the last shot was fired and the troops marched home, approximately three million soldiers remained unaccounted for. Some bodies were found, but they bore no trace of identification; many more men had been blown to smithereens or had s i m p l y vanished into battlefields where as many as a hundred shells had fallen on every square yard. An unassuming English chaplain first proposed a symbolic burial of one of those unknown soldiers in memory of all the missing dead. The idea w as p ic ke d u p by almost every country that had an army in the war, and each laid a body to rest amid an outpouring of national grief - in London's Westminster Abbey, Paris's Arc de Triomphe, Rome's Victor Emmanuelle Monument, and, for the United St ate s, Arl in gt on National Cemetery in Virginia. In (this book, the author) offers an unflinching yet compassionate account of the reality of battle on the front lines. He focuses on three soldiers - an American, an Englishman, and a German - an d na rra tes the ir war experiences through their diaries and letters. (He) describes how each man endured the nearly unbearable conditions in the trenches and in the air and relates what is known about their deaths; all three died on the batt lefie lds o f th e So mme, wi thin gunshot sound of one another. He delves into their familial ties, the ideals they expressed in their letters, and he explains how the death of one, the American pilot George Seibold, was instrumental in the creat ion of the G old S tar M other s, a n organization caring for bereaved mothers, wives, and families that is still active today. Hanson animates and brings to life the combatants who perished without a trace, and shows how the Western world arrived at the now ti me-hon ored w ay of mourn ing and paying tribute to all those who die in war." Tiny piece missing from edge of rear pastedown, two tiny tears at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has tiny tear and very l ight wri nkling a t top o f spine , mino r wrin kling at top/bottom of flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF GOLF.  PUBLISHED BY THE PGA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 9th BIENNIAL BRITISH-AMERICAN RYDER CUP GOLF MATCHES, PINEHURST, N.C.  NOV. 2 AND 4, 1951., Harlow, Bob; Lacey, A.J.; Graffis, Herb; Roe, R.C.T.; Dey, Joseph; Keeler, O.B.; Bartlett, Charles, Byrod, Fred; Fraley, Oscar; Walter, John; Miles, Ed; Looney, Joe; Dann, Marshall; Newland, Russ; Grimsley, Will; Howell, Fritz; Darsie, Darsie L., et
6 Harlow, Bob; Lacey, A.J.; Graffis, Herb; Roe, R.C.T.; Dey, Joseph; Keeler, O.B.; Bartlett, Charles, Byrod, Fred; Fraley, Oscar; Walter, John; Miles, Ed; Looney, Joe; Dann, Marshall; Newland, Russ; Grimsley, Will; Howell, Fritz; Darsie, Darsie L., et THE BOOK OF GOLF. PUBLISHED BY THE PGA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 9th BIENNIAL BRITISH-AMERICAN RYDER CUP GOLF MATCHES, PINEHURST, N.C. NOV. 2 AND 4, 1951.
Professional Golfers' Association of America, Chicago, 1951. 
[128 pp], 11 1/4" H, hard cover (maroon boards with gold lettering, emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs. Divided into six "books": Golf in Britain and America; Golf's Governing Bodies; Great Moments in Golf; The 1951 Ryder Cup Matches; Where Golf is Played; Tournament Golf. Includes such articles as: Two Great Bobby Jones Stories; I Knew Hogan When; I'll Take Byron Nelson's 1939 Open; A Couple of Gals Named Mae and Fay; How Goodman Beat Bob Jones; Ryder Cup Rec o r d s ; T h e Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews; Ohio's Famed Scioto; The Monterey Peninsula; Golf in Arizona's Valley of the Sun; Portland Golf Club; Inverness Club; Golf in the Chicago Area; Bob O'Link, A Man's Club; Detroit Golf Club; Pho en ix O pe n; Pa lm B each Round Robin; Greenbrier - Open and Pro-Am; Seminole; The Cavalier; etc., etc. Seven (7) pages with a very faint scuff/wrinkle at top corner, minor edge wear to boards, very small bump to corners of boards, tiny bump to to p/b ott om of s pin e, tin y scuff and few light scratches on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
WIZARD SERIES.  7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE., Hawke, Simon.
7 Hawke, Simon. WIZARD SERIES. 7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE.
New York Popular Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Dave Mattingly, cover art. 
Seven books from Simon Hawke's 'Wizard Series', 6 3/4" H. *The group on offer here does not include the prequel (The Wizard of Camelot), the final volume (The Last Wizard) or the spinoff (The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez).* 1. The Wizard of 4th Street - 247 pp, 3rd printing, ISBN 0445208422 - Wyrdrune (a less-than-competent student wizard) and Kira (a beautiful cat burglar) have "managed to pull off the heist of the 23rd century. The place was a posh Fifth Avenue gallery. The room was full of sorcerers bidding their heads off - and Wyrdrune and Kira made off with three invaluable jewels. Now, they've got hired killers, Arab magnates, and every punk magician in New York after them. The real trouble is that the stones are enchanted. Which means they keep coming back to Wyrdrune, and he can't get rid of them - or Kira - for love or money. It's going to take serious thaumaturgic research to unravel a mysterious spell that goes back to the dawn of time." 2. The Wizard of Whitechapel - 215 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445203048 - "A telephathic dream shared by (Wyrdrune and Kira); a dream that called them to England to save the last survivor of Camelot. Only when they awoke, the nightmare became real. An enchantment from the dawn of time united (them) with a shady French witch, a 300-pound fairy, and a feisty thirteen-year-old English punk street urchin named Billy Slade - who is a lot more than what he seems. But can this unlikely team prevail over the awesome, ancient power that is loose in London, stalking the mist-enshrouded streets at night and savaging its victims? Can anything defeat the necromancy of the Dark Ones?" 3. The Wizard of Sunset Strip - 202 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445207027 - "A devil haunts the City of Angels - a fiend who is carving his own Hollywood legend on the bodies of young women. Is the killer a psychopath? Or a relentless evil from the dawn of time? Only (Wyrdrune, Kira and Billy Slade) can tackle the case that baffles the police. Why are people disap-pearing? Why was the only suspect torn to pieces in his jail cell? From the glitz and glamour of Tinsel-town to movie sets where ominous shadows leave footprints in the ground, Wyrdrune and his band must find a way to stop the murders - before a fantasyland of eternal horror is created in a temple of innocence." 4. The Wizard of the Rue Morgue - 201 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0445207043 - "Responding to an ally's plea, the bearers of the runestones must outwit the gendarmes to free an innocent man. Meanwhile, Parisian street children are disappearing as a chain of bizarre slaughters brings a new horror to the Rue Morgue. And beneath the streets, in the seweres and Catacombs, the immortal Dark Ones prepare a gruesome trap to destroy the runestones. Their plan: unleash a bestial army on Paris and drown the city in a sea of blood." 5. The Samura Wizard - 214 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361321 - "Tokyo, Japan, a thriving metropolis powered by a blend of technology and magic. But some inhuman entity is murdering women and Inspector Akiro Katayama, sorcerer agent in charge of crimes involving magic, has just one clue to work with - a dragon's scale. Enlisting the aid of Japan's greatest wizard and a streetwise homicide detective, he tries desperately to solve the case - but he has no idea of the awewome power he is dealing with. (Wyrdrune, Kira, Billy Slade & Modred are the only ones who) know the identity of the beautiful necromancer behind the killings - but can they stop her before she unleashes the most deadly spell of all?" 6. The Wizard of Santa Fe - 349 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361941 - "The Pueblo Indians called it the Dancing Ground of the Sun, but now an evil force from the dawn of time threatens to turn this peacful city into a place of eternal darkness. With the coming of the Second Thaumaturgic Age magic has returned to the city, and it is here that adept Paul Ramirez hopes to pass on the old knowledge he has gained from the legendary Merlin Ambrosius. Soon, however, he'll find himself tracking down a vicious killer - in league with (Kira, Wyrdrune, Billy Slade) and a tough-talking one-eyed cat named Gomez. He'll need all the help he can get - on a Santa Fe trail of necromancy fast turning into a blood-soaked Festival of the Damned!" 7. The Wizard of Love-craft's Cafe - 210 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446365173 - "Undercover cop John Angelo had enough to worry about, posing as a contract killer to infiltrate the mob. Then a necromantic ambush results in his death, and Angleo comes back as something more than what he was - a blend of his own personality with that of a two-thousand-year-old sorcerer - Modred. His wizard half is needed to help Wyrdrune and Kira defeat the ancient Dark Ones now united to destroy the mystic Runestones, whose magic spell has pursued evil from the dawn of time. But his undercover cop half has lost his memory and thinks he's the lethal hit man Johnny Angel. And now Johnny is being stalked by an immortal killer - one who makes even the mob look like a bunch of amateurs!" All volumes have a slight lean to the spine, light edge wear - a little more on '...4th street' and '...Whitechapel', light browning to edges of text block; '...Samurai' and '...Sante Fe' have light creases on spine; ...Whitechapel has a looped ink line at top of front cover and water stains/waviness at bottom of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Le Naour, Jean-Yves. Translated By Penny Allen. THE LIVING UNKNOWN SOLDIER: A STORY OF GRIEF AND THE GREAT WAR.
New York Metropolitan Books 2004 0805075224 / 9780805075229 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
233 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "In February 1918, a derelict soldier was discovered wandering the railway station in Lyon, France. With no memory of his name or his past, no identifying possessions, marks, or documents, the soldier - given the name Anthelme Mangin - was sent to an asylum for the insane. When, after the Great War ended, the authorities placed the soldier's image in advertisements to locate his family, hundreds of 'relatives' claimed him - as their father or son, husband or brother who had failed to return from the front. Marshalling a vast array of original material, from letters and newspaper articles to accounts of battlefield deaths, hospital reports, and police files, (the author) meticulously re-creates the long-forgotten story of the single soldier who came to stand for a lost generation. With humane sympathy and the skill of a novelist, he recounts the twenty-year court battles waged by the families competing to take the amnesiac soldier home. In the process, he portrays not just the fate of one individual but the rank and file's experience in the trenches, as well as an entire nation's inconsolable grief at the loss of more than one million of its men. Dramatic, taut, and powerfully relevant to our own times, this heartrending history depicts the pain and turmoil of a society that, without bodies to bury, is caught between holding on and letting go." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE TOM THOMSON MYSTERY., Little, William T.  Foreword by W.J. Eastaugh.
9 Little, William T. Foreword by W.J. Eastaugh. THE TOM THOMSON MYSTERY.
Toronto McGraw-Hill 1970 0070926557 / 9780070926554 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
239 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "In 1956, nearly forty years after the death of Canadian artist, Tom Thomson, William T. Little and three companions set themselves to a macabre task. Ever since July 16, 1917, when the artist's badly decomposed body was found floating in the waters of Canoe Lake, controversy and conjecture hovered over the matter of how Tom Thomson really met his death. It was as a result of this prolonged uncertainty that the four men began digging in the little cemetery in Algonquin Park where Thomson was supposedly buried. They were determined to solve, if only for themselves, part of the mystery that surrounded the name of Tom Thomson. What they discovered only confirmed their suspicion that the full story of Thomson's untimely death was not in fact as history had recorded it. The lack of sound and conclusive evidence from earlier investigations set William Little into action. Meticulously he pieced together everything that had ever been written, documented, speculated, or theorized about Thomson during the artist's lengthy periods in Algonquin Park - with special emphasis on those strange events which occurred prior to and after his 'accidental death by drowning'. On the one hand William Little has been able to give us a fuller understanding of both Thomson's personality and his instincts as a painter. On the other, he has amassed considerable evidence that suggests a murder, a suspect, and a motive." Large diagonal creasing on page leaf xiii/xiv, small light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light browning at edges and on spine/flap-folds, several very small edge tears and one small 'v' tear on front hinge - all archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling, large corner crease on front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
COPPERMINE:  THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS., Mallory, Enid.  Foreword by Frances Douglas.
10 Mallory, Enid. Foreword by Frances Douglas. COPPERMINE: THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS.
Peterborough, Canada Broadview 1989 0921149395 / 9780921149392 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
273 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/3" D. B&w photographs, map. "(P)resents a compelling view of one of the great travellers of (the 20th) century and of the last days of 'the Old North'. A mining engineer and almost the archetype of the practical man, George Douglas was in 1911 given the task of searching for minerals in the watershed of the Coppermine, above the Arctic Circle. He never found great wealth, but developed a lifelong affinity with the North itself: a fragile land of subtle beauty about to be changed forever by the advance of southern 'civilization'. During that year and the next he lived a life of extraordinary adventure, became the first white man to make contact with many of the Inuit of the region, and became involved with the great figures of that last generation of Northern adventurers. He became a reluctant father figure to Jack Hornby, the doomed romantic who would starve to death with Harold Adlard and Edgar Christian in 1927. Douglas knew as well Robert Service; in one of the more grisly episodes recounted in this book, he and Service are among a group that discovers the bodies of two dead trappers in an isolated cabin. This book, illustrated with 116 of Douglas's own extraordinary photographs, makes that place, that era, and this remarkable man come to life again." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE SOMME BATTLEFIELDS:  A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FROM CRECY TO THE TWO WORLD WARS., Middlebrook, Martin & Middlebrook, Mary.
11 Middlebrook, Martin & Middlebrook, Mary. THE SOMME BATTLEFIELDS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FROM CRECY TO THE TWO WORLD WARS.
Viking, London, 1991. 
385 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670830836 Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The French department of the Somme has seen many battles. The Romans were there. In 1066 William the Conquerer set out from a port on the Somme coast to invade England. The French and British fought at Crecy in 1346, and Henry V's army marched through the area on its way to Agincourt in 1415. The Prussians came in 1870. The two World Wars swept back and f o r t h a c ross the Somme. In the First World War the Somme was particularly tragic for the British. There were three great battles, and it was always the men of the British Empire who were most closely involved and suffered the greatest losse s. Ap pr ox i ma te ly half of the 400,000 soldiers who died on the Somme in 1914-18 were British. There are 242 British cemeteries, and the bodies of 50,000 British soldiers who were never found still lie under the Somme fields....(this book) set s o u t t o d esc ri be eve ry place on theSomme where there is a military cemetery, a memorial, a preserved trench, a crater or other reminder of battle, a chateau in which a general had his headquarters, not just from the First World War but from the ea rlie st t race of ol d ba ttles until the day in 1944 when Allied forces advancing from Normandy swept the Germans out of the Somme. Martin Middlebrook has combined the experience of twenty years of writing military history in writing the text . Mary has b een m ainl y re spons ible for the photographs, diagrams and the thirty maps that will help the visitor to find more than 500 places on the Somme and on the routes from the Channel ports and the Channel Tunnel. The result is an or igina l, deta iled w ork wi th an unri valled sureness of touch. It is a history book as well as a guide because each section is introduced with its background; it is 'history on the ground'." Large gift inscription on verso of free front endpa per, m ino r wrin kling a t top o f spin e, two very s mall creases at top corner of pages 181/182, bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, cellotaped small tear at bot tom of spin e, tiny tear wit h creas e on re ar panel shallow dint on spine and front hinge, very light rubbing. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CRAM'S WORLD GLOBE MANUAL AND QUIZ BOOK WITH GEOGRAPHICAL INDEX., N/A
12 N/A CRAM'S WORLD GLOBE MANUAL AND QUIZ BOOK WITH GEOGRAPHICAL INDEX.
George F. Cram, Indianapolis, Indiana, c1954. 
96 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Designed to complement a globe for study. Contents: Introduction; The Earth (Shape and Size - Inclination - Motions - Rotation - Revolution - The Plane of the Earth's Orbit - Longitude - Latitude - Locations on the Earth's Surface - Degrees - Measuring Distance on the Globe); Time (Solar Time - Standard [Artificial] Time - Time Dial - International Date Line); The Analemma; Influences of the Sun's Light and Heat (Light - The Earth's Position b y Months in Relation to the Sun - Equinoxes - Solstices - Temperature on the Earth - Zones); The Earth in Space (The Ecliptic Line on the Globe - Perihelion and Aphelion - Zodiac - Signs of the Zodiac); The Heavenly Bodies in Relation to t h e E a r t h ( The Sun - The Planets); The Moon; Tides; Alphabetical Index of Places on Cram's Terrestrial Globes; Geographical Quiz (Puzzlers - Do You Know Your Capitals? - To What Country Would You Go To See: - Quiz Answers). Interior - clean an d t ig ht w it h n o previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft bump to bottom corner of textblock, bump to bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light soiling, light browning to edges of textblock, small stains from staples on rear cover, tiny ar ea s of wea r a t s ta pl es on front cover. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Pacovska, Kveta. MIDNIGHT PLAY. (MID NIGHT PLAY / MIDNIGHTPLAY).
New York North-South Books 1994 1558582525 / 9781558582521 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
Unpaginated, 13 3/8" H, in mylar dustjacket. Bookmark consisting of a thick cut-out of the Moon's face that can be inserted in various places throughout the book, on brown string. An imaginative and brightly coloured story of how the Moon comes down to watch a troop perform a circus-like play. The actors are clowns, cats, pigs, etc. and there is a section of 3-part flip pages where the faces/bodies/legs of the actors can be interchanged. Very light rubbing on mylar jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
PRAIRIE BOYS AFLOAT.  BY THE HIRED HAND AT IDLEWOOD FARM., Zarn, George.
14 Zarn, George. PRAIRIE BOYS AFLOAT. BY THE HIRED HAND AT IDLEWOOD FARM.
Privately published, High River, Alberta, 1979. 
260 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Sepiatone photographs. "(Canadian) Prairie boys on the lower decks played a big part in the '39-'45 North Atlantic War. It was the greatest experience of their lives....being hollered at by big b urly instructors, having to learn which is their left and which is their right foot, how to sling a hammock and how to get in one without upsetting it. They saw for the first time those vast bodies of water, cruisers, corvettes, mine-sweepers, b a t t lships, etc., and learned how to get up on deck, to lean over the rail when they felt a meal coming up, also how to dress to stand the cold and wet of a four-hour watch at sea. 'Praire Boys Afloat' tells all and George Zarn captures us agai n as h e gives us a peek at the navy with their pants down." Minor rubbing on spine, tiny speck on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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