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BLEAK HOUSE., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Peter Ackroyd.
1 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Peter Ackroyd. BLEAK HOUSE.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz" 
874 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book has minor rubbing to leather at top/bottom of hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, a very small dent at on lower rear edge. 
Price: 70.00 USD
2 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 10 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 008198277 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Clansman: Lee Chandler paints Elite Miniatures' Clansman bust; The Arts and Miniatures Show: Photo report from the recent event held in Calais; Czech Mate!: Detailing and correcting Italeri's 1:35 scale kit of the PzKpfw 38(t); Twice a Knight: Verlinden Productions' 120mm 'fighting knights' assembled and painted; Tommies & Greasers: American submachine-guns of World War Two; Tank Recovery: Phil Dyer describes, illustrates and models the US Army's M31B1 Tank Recovery Tractor; Tamiya's Beautiful Bucket: Kit review of the German kubelwagen just released by Tamiya in 1:35 scale; Polish Light Tank: Steven Zaloga details Spojnia's 1:35 scale 7TP kit; Easy Street: Build a simple scenic setting using Form-U-Lay parts from Brian Sherriff; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Despatch: Readers' letters; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1974 0771054505 / 9780771054501 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
190 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)ells the story of Canada's Athabasca area in Northern Alberta. There, one of nature's mightiest rivers and the gigantic lake into which it flows have witnessed the exploits of fur-traders, explorers, missionaries and pioneers. Dr. MacGregor presents the region before the coming of the white man, the tentative beginnings of the fur-trade, the early explorations of Samuel Hearne and Peter Pond, the probing journeys of the voyageurs, the long and bitter rivalry between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company for the rich fur resources of the region. Here are tales of advernturers and settlers, the scow brigades and sternwheeler crews, the railway builders and the airplane pilots, all of whom have set their mark on the region. Of special interest in the light of recent events, is the history of the development of the Athabasca oil sands, from its early beginnings at the turn of the (20th) century to the modern extraction complex of today." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Stoddart, Toronto, 1999, first edition. 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373189X B&w photographs. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "TO D__ A LONGTIME BRUINS FAN YOURS IN HOCKEY BRIAN MCFARLANE". In 1924, Charles Adams of Brookline, Massachusetts, journeyed to Montreal to s ee the Stanley Cup finals and fell in love with the game. When two new NHL franchises became available that same year, Adams snapped one up for $15,000 and set up shop in Boston. The new team was dubbed the Boston Bruins. The B r uins have been one of the most intimidating and most successful NHL teams ever since. They won their first Stanley Cup in 1928, four short years after their initial game, and have since won another four Cups. Dozens of Hall of Famers and fan fa vo rites have donned t he brown, black, and gold, legends like Eddie Shore, Fern Flaman, Dit Clapper, Milt Schmidt, Phil Esposito, Brad Park, Derek Sanderson, Ray Bourque, and the incomparable Bobby Orr. From the lunch bucket teams of the World War I era to Don Cherry's Big Bad Bruins of the 1970s, to the recent Bruin resurgence under Pat Burns and his stable of young stars, the Bruins have endured as one of the more popular of the Original Six teams, and one of the most successful hockey fra nch ises of all time." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine; previous owner's small Christmas notation and signature in ink on half-title page. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
CANADAIR: THE FIRST 50 YEARS., Pickler, Ron and Milberry, Larry.  Foreword by Robert E. Brown.
5 Pickler, Ron and Milberry, Larry. Foreword by Robert E. Brown. CANADAIR: THE FIRST 50 YEARS.
CANAV, Toronto, 1995. 
392 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921022077 "(T)ells the story of a company that started as a 'bucket shop' producing aircraft designed by other manufacturers and ended as a world leader in the design and manufacture of bus iness jets and re gional airliners. (The book) goes back to the company's roots. In the 1920s its predecessor, Canadian Vickers, built some of Canada's first bush planes. Then comes the Second World War, when Canso patrol planes were built u n d e r licence. At war's end, a group of entrepreneurs took over the plant just as production dropped to zero. They formed Canadair, which cornered the market on reconditioned C-47s (DC-3s), while developing the North Star, Canada's first mod er n ai rl in e r. In 1947 Canadai r was purchased by an American firm, the Electric Boat Company. This brought Canadair into the jet age with the mass productin of fighters and trainers, and gave Electric Boat the revenue needed to form General D yna mi cs. T he bo ok tells how unfortu nate timing prevented two innovative products, the CL-44 and the CL-84, from possibly thrusting Canadair into the ranks of the major international aircraft manufacturers. It describes, too, how the terminat ion of mili tary pr ogr ams like the F-104 fo rced Canadair to diversify into new fields. This led to two successful programs, the CL-215 waterbomber and the CL-89 surveillance drone. The threat of plant closure during the recession of the early 1970 s p rompt ed Ot tawa to buy Canadair. So bega n (its) most controversial era, that of the Challenger business jets. From early excitement and optimism, through delays, disappointments, criticism and eventual government bail-out, to worldwide accl aim, the d etails are all here. The final chapte rs describe the exciting developments at Canadair since the acquisition by Bombardier and outline its strategy for a bright future. Besides detailed text and hundreds of photos, (the book) i nclude s an appendi x with three -vie ws, lists of products, s tudies, first flights, awards, etc. - more than enough data to satisfy the most demanding aviation 'buff'." Very small bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkli ng at bottom of flap -folds . Ve ry Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 50.00 USD
Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, 1996. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1853105651 B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. "Aimed at both the rider and the organiser, this book covers all levels from children's gymkhanas to Prince Philip Cup games. For most competitors gymkhana s are their first introduction to competitive riding and the author includes a brief history of gymkhanas and how they developed. Toni Webber has a wealth of practical experience and she uses this to the full to give the reader advice on t r a i n i n g t he pony, choosing a games pony, learning difficult manoeuvres, making equipment. She is also able to impart much helpful advice to the rider - no matter what their age or level of ability. Also included in the book are basic rules f or t he d if fe r en t games currently in use along with a list of useful addresses." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD

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