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TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY., Arthur, Eric.  Revised by Stephen A. Otto.
1 Arthur, Eric. Revised by Stephen A. Otto. TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056687 / 9780802056689 Third Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
315 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps, floor plans, reproductions. "First published in 1963, (this book) sparked the preservation movement of the 1960s and 1970s and became its bible. Now a new edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition. Among these are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Toronto, recently unearthed in a British library, and the architect's drawings for King's College, commissioned in 1829." Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Village and the Ancient Trails; 'As it was in the beginning'; A Late-Flowering Georgian; Prosperity and Eclecticism; Romanesque and Cast Iron; Epilogue; Notes; Appendixes: The Architectural Profession in the Nineteenth Century / Builders and Contractors / The Origins of Street Names in Toronto; Bibliography; Index; Picture Credits. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE STORMS BELOW:  THE TURBULENT LIFE AND TIMES OF HUGH GARNER., Stuewe, Paul.
2 Stuewe, Paul. THE STORMS BELOW: THE TURBULENT LIFE AND TIMES OF HUGH GARNER.
Toronto James Lorimer 1988 155028150X / 9781550281507 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
230 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Hugh Garner was one of Canada's most popular and controversial writers. He was also a controversial human being, a hard-drinking, opinionated tough guy who fought with editors, publishers and everyone else he considered part of the Establishment. Yet beneath this brash, angry exterior, Garner was a writer of sensitive short stories and a novel, 'Cabbagetown', that has become a Canadian classic. Garner's stories were drawn from his own rough, adventurous life. During the 1930s Garner ran away from a pinched, impoverished childhood in Toronto's working-class Cabbagetown to ride the rails across Canada and the United States. He fought in the Spanish Civil War and with the Canadian navy in the Second World War. Transformed from a radical to a cantankerous, free-spirited conservative in the 1950s, Garner won fame and fortune as a successful journalist, novelist and short story writer. However, as his alcoholism deepened, his escapades became more self-destructive and his attitude to life increasingly bitter. A definitive biography of a unique Canadian writer, drawing on extensive interviews with Garner's family, friends and colleagues, 'The Storms Below' has the excitement and emotional impact of a good Garner novel." Small light tape marks on endpapers, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, soiling on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Waley, Arthur, translator. Abridged by Alison Waley. ADVENTURES OF THE MONKEY GOD
Singapore Graham Brash 1988 9971490455 / 9789971490454 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - Georgette, Boner. Cover by Elaine Wee. 
223 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(O)ne of China's favourite classics, (this) is the Far East's story of evolution: the religions, the philosophies, the legends of the oldest civilisation on earth. Monkey is mankind - full of faults, mischievous, ambitious and vain. But he is also generous, valiant and intrepid. He is deliquent, but also delightful. He cannot resist challenge; he loathes self-pity; above all, he despises despair." Interior - bump to top corner of text block, tiny ink "x" on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - bump at top corner of covers, minor rubbing on covers, slight twist to spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Wedgwood, C.V. THE THIRTY YEARS WAR.
New York Book of the Month Club 1995 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
544 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map front enpapers, genealogical tables on rear endpapers. B&w reproductions, maps. "Originally cast as a war of religion - Protestant princedoms against the Catholic Holy Roman Empire - it became a vast bloody stage upon which the political aspirations of leaders throughout the continent played themselves out for decades. The cast of characters is legendary - from Frederick the Winter King of Bohemia to Augustus the Strong of Saxony; Sweden's heroic King Gustavus Adolphus and France's wily Cardinal Richelieu; the somber general Count Wallenstein and the brash young Prince Louis of Conde. The results of their triumphs and defeats were the devastation of the German states, the virtual destruction of the Empire as a political force, and a saga that has echoed down the centuries." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly along top edge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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