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DAYS OF VICTORY:  CANADIANS REMEMBER 1939-1945., Barris, Ted and Barris, Alex
1 Barris, Ted and Barris, Alex DAYS OF VICTORY: CANADIANS REMEMBER 1939-1945.
Macmillan, Toronto, (1995), first edition. 
304 pp., large 8vo (9 1/4"H), hard cover in dust jacket. Cartoon endpapers by Fran Dowie. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0771573014 "When VE Day finally came, it erupted with glorious celebrations, tears, and cries of victory. It was a sweet day and a bitter one for millions of people whose lives had been forever changed. This day, and long days of war that led to it, are brought to life in (this book). More than 300 Canadians tell their own stories of the Second World War - stories of cour a g e , sacrifice, tragedy, and glory. It was one of the most trying times in Canadian history, and these ordinary men and women rose to the extraordinary challenge laid before them. Their stories are celebrated here, woven into a compelling narra ti ve o f the Canadian wartime experience, bringing the past vividly to life. Here are tales from noted war correspondents Scott Young and Matthew Halton; stories of home-front rationing, shortages and endless bureaucracy; horrific memories of Buc hen wal d - and Canadian internment camps; hair-raising bomber command stories; revelations of the repatriation controversy; and hilarious accounts of wartime entertainers, including Wayne and Shuster and the crew of 'Meet The Navy'." Minor wrinkl ing at b otto m of spine; place date, and signature in ink on title page. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME THREE (3): EDWARD EGGLESTON TO BRET HARTE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 0300003129 / 9780300003123 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
(xxiv), 482 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Three; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Very light wrinkling at top of spine, light bump at bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps, small tear and tiny chip at bottom edge of first three page leaves - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small & tiny tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.
3 Burton, Anthony. THE CANAL BUILDERS.
London Eyre Methuen 1972 413284107 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874., Campey, Lucille H.
4 Campey, Lucille H. WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1897045220 / 9781897045220 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, includ-ing passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon- ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874., Campey, Lucille H.
5 Campey, Lucille H. WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1897045220 / 9781897045220 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, includ-ing passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon- ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small faint rub mark on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Derham, Roy C. VINDICATRIX: THE STORY OF A SHIP WITH THREE NAMES, MANY LIVES, AND SEVERAL ROLES, FINALLY AS A TRAINING SHIP FOR 70,000 BOYS.
Buckingham Baron 2000 0860235181 / 9780860235187 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Good+ Inscribed By Author
145 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H) - glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued?). Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "With best wishes Roy Derham". Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword by J.K. Rice-Oxley CBE; Introduction; Final Voyage; Ship 338 Arranmore; The Maiden City Line; Russell & Co. Shipbuilders; Maiden Voyage; Sailing On; Algoa Bay; Back to Sea; The Last Journey?; Waltraute; Montevideo; On Submarine Service; In the Docks; Power and the Pool; School in Sharpness; Missions to Seamen; To be a Vindi-Boy; Appendices: Staff 1939-1966; Ship's fittings; Sources; Index. Small bump at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine, shallow bump on fore-edge of front board, two very small shallow bumps at top edge of rear board, light fading to color on spine and at top edge of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE:  MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA., Ford, Clyde W.
7 Ford, Clyde W. THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE: MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA.
New York Bantam 1999 0553105442 / 9780553105445 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; A Map of the People and Myths of Africa; Guidelines for the Pronunciation of African Words; List of Watermarks; List of Illustrations and Table; Voices of the Ancestors; The Hero with an African Face; Myths of Death and Resurrection; The Soul's High Adventure; The Heart of the Sacred Warrior; The Way of the Master Animals; The Goddess of Africa; Orishas: Mysteries of a Divine Self; Myths at the Beginning and End of Creation; Closing the Sacred Circle; Endnotes and Permissions; Bibliography; Art Credits; Index; About the Author. "African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny. Many myths reveal the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford also explores the archetypal forces of the 'orishas' - the West African deities that were carried to the Americas in the Africa diaspora." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light knife score mark on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
8 Horwood, Harold JOEY. THE LIFE AND POLITICAL TIMES OF JOEY SMALLWOOD.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722939 / 9780773722934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he first complete portrait of Joey Smallwood - the most loved, feared and hated of Newfoundlanders who, through a singular will, not only changed his country's history but also held political power continuously, almost unchallenged, for twenty-one years and eight months. Smallwood was a man who, in his time, played many parts: a union organizer who became a strike breaker, a journalist who carried on a running battle with the press, a self-proclaimed socialist whose private friends included the right-wing premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis, the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar, and the most controversial president of the United States, Richard Nixon. He trusted no one and believed that the only way to get somewhere was to take the wheel himself. It was this singleness of mind and purpose that saw him through two bitter and hard-fought constitutional campaigns that would see Newfoundland enter Confederation as our tenth province. Horwood cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legend, to get at the man and his times." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge area, minor rubbing, faint water mark at top inside of front hinge area. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 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
 
 
10 Kinsey, Alfred C., Pomeroy, Wardell B., Martin, Clyde E. & Gebhard, Paul H. SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN FEMALE.
New York Pocket Books 1969 Reprint Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
863 pp, 7" H. Graphs & tables. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - several light wrinkles and faint creases on spine, slight fading to color on top of text block, small creases at bottom edge of front cover, very small dent on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAMBLES ROUND GLASGOW:  DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND TRADITIONAL., Macdonald, Hugh.
11 Macdonald, Hugh. RAMBLES ROUND GLASGOW: DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND TRADITIONAL.
Glasgow C.L. Wright New Monumental Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - 
434 pp, 7 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, black borders and decoration on front board, blindstamped decoration on rear board. No date, but includes the Preface to the Second Edition dated 1856. Six b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Contents: The Public Green; Carmyle and Kenmure; Cambuslang and Dychmont; Blantyre and Bothwell; Rutherglen and Cathkin; Cathcart and Langside; Pollokshaws and Its Environs; Eaglesham and Lochgoin; The Earn, Mearns Castle, and Moorhouse; Barrhead and Neilston; Cardonald and Crookston; Paisley and Its Environs; Gleniffer and Elderslie; Govan, Renfrew, and Inchinnan; Partick and Kelvin Grove; Duntocher and Old Kilpatrick; New Kilpatrick and the Whangie; Milngavie and Strathblane; Baldernock and Balmore; Kirkintilloch and Campsie; Robroyston, Auchinloch, and Chryston. Very light browning to margins of pages, browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
OLD GLASGOW:  THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE.  FROM THE ROMAN OCCUPATION TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY., MacGeorge, Andrew.
12 MacGeorge, Andrew. OLD GLASGOW: THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE. FROM THE ROMAN OCCUPATION TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
Wakefield EP Publishing, Wakefield, 1976, reprint. 1976 0715811789 / 9780715811788 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
338 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. First published 1880. "MacGeorge wrote this most readable history 'to give in a popular form some idea of the state of Scotland, and especially the locality around Glasgow, at and subsequent to the time of Kentigern, its patron saint; of the growth of the city; of the condition of the people - their language, their habits and customs, and their municipal history' together with notes on the Clyde basin, and 'the wonderful development of the river as a means of traffic'. This intention he admirably fulfilled in twenty-seven chapters covering various topics ranging from the early inhabitants and houses to the prices of commodities and labour." Small pencil erasure mark, previous owner's name/address and large gift inscription on front free endpaper; two very small stains on fore-edge of text block; light browning to edges of textblock; minor browning in margins of pages; cigarette odour; tiny bump at top /bottom of spine, one small corner bump and three tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wrinkling/browning, is price clipped, light line indentations on rear panel, has light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF GLASGOW ANECDOTE., Malloch, D. Macleod.
13 Malloch, D. Macleod. THE BOOK OF GLASGOW ANECDOTE.
Edinburgh Foulis 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
396 pp + (7) pp publisher's advertising, 8 1/4" H. Oatmeal-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. 34 b&w illustrations with tissue guards, and colour frontispiece, tipped in, plus double page b&w "Plan of Glasgow in 1783" (collated). Chapter headings: Introductory; Concerning some Glasgow Men and Women; The Amusements of the People; Alarms and Excursions; Humour; Municipal; The Commerce of Glasgow; Concerning Banking; The University; Law in Glasgow; The Medical Profession; The Church. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, browning to fore-edge of text block - lighter on bottom of text block, light browning to edges of boards and very light on spine. Dust jacket has small edge pieces missing - mostly at top rear edge, light edge browning - darker on spine, light rubbing and small edge tear to front panel illustration, minor soiling, a few small edge tears, protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BONNIE SCOTLAND., Moncrieff, A.R. Hope.
14 Moncrieff, A.R. Hope. BONNIE SCOTLAND.
London A. & C. Black 1912 Third Printing Hard Cover Good Sutton Palmer. 
255 pp, 9" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, black lettering on front board, green, pink and black floral decorations (thistles on spine, thistles and heather on front board). 75 colour plates with tissue covers bearing captions (collated). "The author does not attempt elaborate word-pictures that would seem pale beside the artist's colouring. His design has been, as accompaniment to these beautiful landscapes, an outline of Scotland's salient features, with glimpses at its history, national character, and customs, and at the literature that illustrates this country for the English-speaking world. The mainland only is dealt with in this volume, which it is intended to follow up with another on the Highlands and Islands." Chapter headings: The Borders; Auld Reekie; The Trossach Road; The Kingdom of Fife; The Fair City; The Highland Line; "Aberdeen Awa'!"; To John o' Groat's House; The Great Glen; Glasgow and the Clyde; The Whig Country; Galloway. Light toning to endpapers, colour plate opposite page 152 has fore-edge wear/creasing and a few tiny stains at top corner - tissue guard has fore-edge creasing/wear/tiny tears and chips, colour plate opposite page 122 has two very small areas of green printing ink in margin with some offset on tissue guard, some light foxing between pages 47 & 49 including a colour plate/tissue, light browning to edges of text block including a few very small foxing marks, light edge wear, light rubbing and some light discolouration on boards, darkening to the spine colour, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
GALLIPOLI., Moorehead, Alan.  Additional text by Ann Moyal.  Edited by Sarah Overton.
15 Moorehead, Alan. Additional text by Ann Moyal. Edited by Sarah Overton. GALLIPOLI.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1989, extended edition. 
318 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771592396 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Alan Moorehead's 'Gallipoli' is surely one of the most moving and absorbing books ever written. It is not simply a war book, an a ccount of a military campaign - the narrative takes on the quality of a literary masterpiece, the suspense of a thriller, and the purgative powers of Shakespearean tragedy. From the first major assault on the Narrows in March 1915, until the f i n a l evacuation of troops in January 1916, the campaign was one long saga of appalling blunders, missed opportunities, exhaustion and frustration. So often, for just a few moments, in a vacuum of indecision, all depended upon the inspiration of a s in gl e act of faith, and such acts were usually not forthcoming. And yet, hemmed into those few terrible areas of beach and hillside and permanently under shellfire, the most formidable acts of courage and imagination occured, not leas t am ong th e A nza cs . Alan Moorehead presents Gallipoli justly and compassionately. He describes the life each individual carved out for himself during those nine long months. He gives the overview and the personal view. At times he makes i t almo st p alat able . A nn Moyal has enhanced Moorehead's text by presenting much new and important information, together with relevant biographical detail, in boxes throughout the text. These, along with maps and poignant photographs, drawings an d pai nting s, br ing t he ch ara cters, the setting and the spirit of Gallipoli to life." Minor browning and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing and soiling. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top re ar edge, minor rubbin g. Ve ry Goo d/Ve ry Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RUNNING THE GAUNTLET:  HOW THREE GIANT LINERS CARRIED A MILLION MEN TO WAR, 1942-1945., Satchell, Alister.
16 Satchell, Alister. RUNNING THE GAUNTLET: HOW THREE GIANT LINERS CARRIED A MILLION MEN TO WAR, 1942-1945.
Chatham, London, 2001. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861761643 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "The use of the great Cunard liners 'Queen Elizabeth', 'Queen Mary' and 'Aquitania' as fast transatlantic troop tra nsports was one of the great high-risk operations of the Second World War, yet it was vital to the build-up of U.S. troops in the British Isles in preparation for D-Day. Sailing unescorted, and carrying up to 15,000 men at a time, a single t o r p e d o from a U-boat could have resulted in one of the greatest military disasters in history. This book, written by the former cipher officer of the 'Aquitania', gives a unique insight into this unprecedented wartime 'shuttle service', with g ra ph ic a cc ou n ts of the dangers faced not only from U-boats and enemy aircraft but also from the elements, as the liners crossed the stormy North Atlantic overloaded to an extent never anticipated by their designers. Most importantly, the aut hor re vea ls for th e first time how decoded 'Enigma' signals were central to the success of this opration, enabling the troops for the invasion of Europe to cross the Atlantic in time for the 1944 deadline. Based on the author's diaries, th is i nsid er's vie w o f on e of t he most fascinating, and dangerous, naval operations in history is an important contribution to our understanding of the Battle of the Atlantic, and of the Second World War as a whole." Small bump at top edge of both boar ds. Dust jack et ha s ver y s mall bump att op edge of front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 Thompson, Paul B., Carter, Tonya R., Kirchoff, Mary, Niles, Douglas, Siegel, Barbara, and Siegel, Scott. (Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman) DRAGONLANCE. PRELUDES II TRILOGY. VOLUME ONE. RIVERWIND THE PLAINSMAN. VOLUME TWO. FLINT THE KING. VOLUME THREE. TANIS THE SHADOW YEARS. 3 VOLUMES.
TSR, (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 1990, 1st printings). 
313, 308, and 320 pages, Paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Clyde Caldwell, interior b&w illus by Douglas Chaffee/Valerie Valusek. Interior - light browning to pages - heavier on inside of covers of vols. one & two, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, flat spines with very faint creases. VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
18 Waine, Charles V. STEAM COASTERS AND SHORT SEA TRADERS.
Albrighton Waine Research Publications 1977 0905184009 / 9780905184005 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Charles V. Waine 
152 pp, 4to (12" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w and colour plates, drawings/profiles. Contents: Preface; Outline; Building Steam Coasters; The Engine Room; Early Steam Coasters; Clyde 'Puffers'; Short Raised Quarter Deck Coasters; Long Raised Quarter Deck Coasters; Larger Coasters with Long Raised Quarter Decks; Engines Amidships; The Thames Up-River Colliers; The Big Engines-Aft Coasters; Coastal Tankers; Owners & Trades; Index. Light edge wear to boards, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light fading to color on spine, slight fading to color on flap-folds and some edges, mylar protector is self adhered at bottom inside edge and taped at top inside edge. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE INDIAN WAR OF 1864., Ware, Eugene F., Captain.  Introduction and notes by Clyde C. Walton.
19 Ware, Eugene F., Captain. Introduction and notes by Clyde C. Walton. THE INDIAN WAR OF 1864.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1971, 4th Bison printing. 
483 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. "The author....spent the better part of two years as an army officer in the unimaginable wilderness of Nebraska and adjacent territories....He believed that Indians were vermin and Democrats were traitors, and that w as that. On other topics he was open-minded, tolerant, and eager to learn. Though he never fought in a big battle, he saw and recorded practically everything else that happened on the Great Plains. Along with much minutiae, Ware's remin i s c e n c e s c onvey a spacious sense of two American epics: offstage, the war between the North and the South, and under his eyes, the broad stream of migration to the Far West....His book suggests the grandeur of history, and yet it is intimat e, p er so na l co mm u ni cation - fresh, spirited, and delightful reading." The New Yorker. Interior - faint erased pencil marks on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book heavily cocked, creases on spi ne, li ght br ow nin g t o spi ne - less on covers, a few light edge wrinkles, small old price label on front cover, crease down front hinge. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PRAIRIE BOYS AFLOAT.  BY THE HIRED HAND AT IDLEWOOD FARM., Zarn, George.
20 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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