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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Barker, Nicholas.  Preface by Charles Ryskamp.
1 Barker, Nicholas. Preface by Charles Ryskamp. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING, 1478-1978: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1978 0199510865 / 9780199510863 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
69 pp, + large b&w plate section (photographs, reproductions), 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. "(C)elebrates the quincentenary of the introduction of printing at Oxford with a pictorial history of its subsequent progress, illustrated by the books, documents, and pictures which are its tangible record. The story, although it properly begins with the arrival of Theodoric Rood and the first learned and educational books that he printed, stretches back to the early thirteenth century when scribes, illuminators, and binders of books were already found in Oxford; but it was not until the seventeenth century that, at the initiative of two great men, Archbishop Laud and Bishop Fell, the University Press in its present form was established. It is the dark, dominant figure of John Fell, Dean of Christ Church, and then Bishop of Oxford, who emerges as the real founder of the University Press, and the man who determined the type of books which still preoccupy the Press: learned and educational books, and the Bible." Tiny soiling mark on top of text block, small shallow bump to top of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has old tape repairs at top/bottom inside of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small surface paper loss on front panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY., Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley.
2 Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley. THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY.
St James' Cathedral / Toronto University Press, Toronto, 1998. 
326 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802047149 B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings, plans, elevations. "St James' Cathedral can justly be called the Mother Church of the city of Toronto as well as of the Anglican diocese centred there. Its congregation perpetuates one that began worshipping in Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's tent at the very founding of the town of York in 1793. Its grounds were set aside for a place of worship in 1797, and the wooden church tha t o p ened there ten years later was the first to be built in the town. Four successive Anglican churches have stood on this site, which is now in the heart of downtown Toronto. This history, commissioned as part of St James' 200th-anniversary ce le b ra ti ons in 1996-7, represents a collaboration by seven respected amateur and professional historians. It is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred pictures from the cathedral's own archives and the holdings of other institutions, as well as e igh t p ages of specially commissioned colour plates. Alongside a general history of the church as both parish and cathedral and its ministry to the community through two centuries, there are chapters specially treating the architecture of t he s ucc essi ve b uildings and the development of St James' renowned music and liturgy. This book will appeal not only to students of religious, cultural, and architectural history but to all who take an interest in Toronto's heritage, and Canada' s." F our page leaves with tiny crease at top corner. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Goo d+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS., Cooke, Alistair.
3 Cooke, Alistair. A COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1954 First Edition Card Very Good Good 
30 pp, 8 7/16" H. Stapled in heavy card covers with dust jacket patterned in red and black. "This address was given before the Smith College graduating class at Northampton, Massachusetts, on June 7, 1954. The las part includes some things I had said two years before to honor students of the University of Michigan, because I think they are important to say to young Americans everywhere and because I don't know how to say them betters." From the author's "Note". Light rusting to staples, book is light cocked, some soft creases at corners. Dust jacket has some browning and darkening - mainly on spine. tears on flap-folds and hinges, tiny light stain on front label, edge wear and very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FALL AND RISE OF STEAM., Cooke, Brian, photographer.
4 Cooke, Brian, photographer. THE FALL AND RISE OF STEAM.
Jane's, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, oblong 8vo (8 9/16" H x 11 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. ISBN 0710602006 "....one man's personal, photographic record of the steam locomotive's elimination from Britain's nationalised rail way network and its subsequent reappearance as a source of recreation and pleasure. Brian Cooke brings to his subject a rare combination of the technique and skills of a professional creative photographer coupled with first-hand knowledge o f t h e s t eam locomotive both on and off the footplate. His pictures remind us of steam's melancholy rundown, with emphasis on scenes in his native north-east England; they bring fresh glimpses of the unique Barry scrapyard which has proved s uc h a v al ua b le s ource of motive power for the increasingly ambitious preservation movement; and they conclude with a striking series of images of the steam locomotive in recent times at work and rest on and of BR tracks. Manifest in this re mar ka bl e c oll ect io n o f o ver 150 finely reproduced pictures are Brian Cooke's fresh approach to recording the drama of steam and his painstaking darkroom technique. Supported by a lively and often humourous commentary on steam locomotives a nd t hos e w ho p ursu e th em. ...N otes on equipment, materials and techniques used to make the photographs form the subject of a concise appendix." Soft corner crease on title page, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/ bott om o f spi ne an d fla p-fo lds, light creases at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DEMOCRACY AND ODD FELLOWSHIP., Cooke, L. Hamel.  Inscribed.
5 Cooke, L. Hamel. Inscribed. DEMOCRACY AND ODD FELLOWSHIP.
Privately published, Canada, 1943. 
90 pp, small 8vo (7 11/16" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. INSCRIBED TO THE PREVIOUS OWNER ON FRONT PASTEDOWN: "________. SIGNED WITH FRATERNAL AFFECTION BY THE AUTHOR, L. HAMEL COOK. BURLINGT ON, ONT." Contents: General History; History in Ontario; Democracy; Friendship; Love; Truth; Service; Life; Enthusiasm; Death; Three Other Links; The Future. Minor browning to endpapers, light browning to edges of textblock - tiny foxing marks on top and one foxing mark on bottom, light edge wear, small bump to top of rear hinge, light fading to spine color, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing on boards. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE 1867-1983: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.  SECOND EDITION.  BIBLIOGRAPHIE DE LA VIE MILITAIRE AU CANADA 1867-1983.  DEUXIEME EDITION., Cooke, O.A.
6 Cooke, O.A. THE CANADIAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE 1867-1983: A BIBLIOGRAPHY. SECOND EDITION. BIBLIOGRAPHIE DE LA VIE MILITAIRE AU CANADA 1867-1983. DEUXIEME EDITION.
Directorate of History, Department of National Defence, Ottawa, 1984, 2nd edition. 
329 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Monograph Series No. 2. Bilingual text (English/French). Section headings: Bibliography; Defence Policy and General Works; Naval Forces; Land Forces; Air Forces; The Unified Canadian Forces since 1968; In dexes - Subjects; Persons; Services, Branches, Formations, Units. Interior - scattered very small pencil check marks in margins of some pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small v e r y s o f t corner creases. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
7 Foer, Joshua. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Groucho, Chico, Harpo et al. Introduction by E.L. Doctorow. THE BEST OF THE MARX BROTHERS.
Folio Society, London, 2008, second printing. 
315 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover (full silver cloth blocked with a design in black & white by David Pearson and Vicky Sawdon on front board and spine), gray 'metallic-effect' slipcase, repeated in the endpapers. B&w photographs, colour repr oductions of movie posters. Contents: Introduction; Birthmarx: Chico / Harpo / Groucho / Gummo and Zeppo; The Early Shows: The Nightingales / 'Fun in Hi Skule' and 'Mr Green's Reception' / 'Home Again'; Stage, Film, and Radio Scripts: The Highli g h t s: The Napoleon Sketch from 'I'll Say She Is!' / The Bidding Scene from 'The Cocoanuts' / Three Scenes from 'Animal Crackers' / A Contretemps from 'Monkey Business' / Dialogue from 'Horse Feathers' / Dialogue from 'Duck Soup' / Two Episodes fr om ' Fl ywheel, Shyster and Flywheel' / Dialogue from 'A Night at the Opera' / Dialogue from 'A Day at the Races'; The Groucho Letters: To Warner Bros. / From T.S. Eliot / To Gummo Marx / To Russell Baker / To Fred Allen / To Goodman Ace / To Phil Sil ver s / To Norman Krasna / To Joseph N. Welch / To James A. Linen / To Donald Budge / To Alistair Cooke; Harpo Speaks!: The Education of Me / Adrift in Grandpa's Democracy / Enter: A Character / Enough Black Jelly Beans / Love Me and the World Is Mine / T he Silencing of Patsy Brannigan / But Can You Carry if on the 'Chief'? / Exapno Mapcase, Secret Agent; The Groucho Show: 'You Bet Your Life' / The Secret Word is Groucho: A Compendium of Groucho One-Liners / Brief Exchanges / Outtakes Acco rding to G roucho; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Tiny soiling mark on fore-edge of page 3/4. Slipcase has a few tiny dints on rear corners, a few small shallow dints on one side panels, one small faint stain on one side panel. Near F ine/V ery Go od+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
9 Hamilton, Bea. SALT SPRING ISLAND.
Vancouver Mitchell Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good Signed by Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Signed by the author on the page preceding the title page. "There is an island in British Columbia's sheltered Gulf of Georgia that is uniquely blessed of Nature and the home of generations of people of widely varied origins. There they have lived with more than the usual degree of satisfactions. Some were English and American, some American negroes coming before the slaves were emancipated, some were sailors who jumped ship, not a few were Kanakas from Hawaii. Canadians and Americans of modern times are discovering the joys of island life - but the descendants of the first settlers remain the solid core of today's population. There are salt springs that give the island its unusual name - but chief amongst the natural assets of the place is its tradition of self-sufficiency and its continuing charm of country living and neighbourliness. Bea Hamilton, who was born there of a pioneering family and has never been long away from Salt Spring, is the island's journalist, author and historian. Others today may see modern Salt Spring through different eyes. this is 'her' island, the people 'her' people and she introduces them with lively interest and much respect for what they are - Salt Spring Islanders." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of boards very light edge wear, very light browning to endpapers, small stain on top of text block, two small areas of excess glue at edges of pastedowns, tiny light stain on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears and very small chips, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAPE COD STORY OF THORNTON W. BURGESS., Lovell, R.A., Jr.  Bibliography by Ralph M. Titcomb.  (Thornton W. Burgess.)
10 Lovell, R.A., Jr. Bibliography by Ralph M. Titcomb. (Thornton W. Burgess.) THE CAPE COD STORY OF THORNTON W. BURGESS.
Taunton, Mass. Thornton W. Burgess Society 1979 088492002X / 9780884920021 Revised Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
104 pp, 9 15/16" H. B&w photographs, maps, family trees, reproductions. Contents: Thornton W. Burgess and the Briar Patch; Sandwich in the 1870's and 1880's; Sandwich Events from "Now I Remember"; His Burgess Background; His Waterman Background; School Days 1880-1891; His Career After Leaving Sandwich in 1892; "Aunt Sally" - Alice Rebecca Cooke; His Visits to Sandwich; Appendix A: List of Sources on T.W. Burgess and his Sandwich Background; Appendix B: Bibliography of Books Written by Thornton W. Burgess. Interior - clean & tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint creases at top corner of rear cover, faint small circular mark at top of front cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 MacKenzie, David. Foreword by Pierre Berton. ARTHUR IRWIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 080202632X / 9780802026323 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
323 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From 1925 to 1950 Arthur Irwin was the driving force behind the success of 'Maclean's Magazine', first as associate editor, then managing editor, and, finally, as editor. He had strong views on what it meant to be Canadian, and under his direction 'Maclean's' was moulded into 'Canada's National Magazine', mirroring the development of Canada as an independent nation in the twentieth century. In the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, he was at the centre of the Maclean company's investigation of defence contracting, or what has become known as the 'Bren Gun Scandal'. In the 1940s Irwin actively sought out writers of talent and potential and gradually added to the magazine's staff many Canadian writers who went on to distinguished careers, including Ralph Allen, Pierre Berton, Blair Fraser, and Scott Young. After leaving 'Maclean's' in 1950, Irwin was appointed film commissioner at the National Film Board, during a time when the board's survival was in doubt because of allegations of espionage and subversion. Irwin was the man called in to deal with the NFB's 'red scare', and, afterwards, he reorganized the board and moved its operations from Ottawa to Montreal. Irwin subsequently went on to a career as a diplomat: he was appointed high commissioner in Australia, and ambassador to Brazil and Mexico. In his last professional position he was publisher of an Victoria newspaper. This book, in describing a man who was profoundly representative of his times, and whose presence in major Canadian institutions was influential, captures the mood of Irwin's period and raises important questions about the roots of present-day Canadian nationalism and cultural identity." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Stelling, Keith, ed. (Elsie Marshall, Shelly Hawley-Yan; Anthony Godfrey, Keith Stelling, Pat Crocker, Brenda Cooke, Pat Jones, Mark Stirling.) THE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HERBALISM. SUMMER ISSUE, 1996. VOL XVII NO 2.
Ontario Herbalists' Association, Stoney Creek, Ontario, 1996. 
36 pp + ads, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; Temagami Threatened Again!: Industrialization planned for Ontario's raincoast forest; The herban lifestyle; Toronto's Urban Sanctuary; Summer Lights (recip es); Close Up On Plants (Elecampane, Elderflower, St. John's Wort, Paeony); Four Traditional Herbal Recipes; Research; Book reviews; The Terrain Theory of Disease; Calendar; Legislation (Precedent set in new Alberta health legislation, Hami l t o n - W e n t worth makes peventative medicine history); People. Interior - faint liquid mark on inside bottom half of front cover and small mark at inside fore-edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exter io r - fa in t li qu id mark on bottom half of front cover and watermark at top corner of front cover, small faint liquid mark at fore-edge of rear cover, minor soiling, Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FIFTY YEARS IN RETROSPECT.  CANADA, 1882-1932., The Royal Society of Canada.  (Lawrence Burpee, Sir Robert Falconer, Chanoine Emile Chartier, Aegidius Fauteux, Gustave Lanctot, Lorne Pierce, Chester Martin, Diamond Jenness, R.H. Coats, O.D. Skelton, A. Norman Shaw, J.C. Fields, F.M.G. Johnson, et al.
13 The Royal Society of Canada. (Lawrence Burpee, Sir Robert Falconer, Chanoine Emile Chartier, Aegidius Fauteux, Gustave Lanctot, Lorne Pierce, Chester Martin, Diamond Jenness, R.H. Coats, O.D. Skelton, A. Norman Shaw, J.C. Fields, F.M.G. Johnson, et al. FIFTY YEARS IN RETROSPECT. CANADA, 1882-1932.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
179 pp, 10 1/2" H. Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Contents: Introduction; The Intellectual Life of Canada as Reflected in Its Royal Society; La Litterature au Canada Francais; Cinquante Ans d'Histoire au Canada Francais; Retrospective d'Economie Sociale au Canada Francais; English Canadian Literature; Fifty Years of Canadian History; Fifty Years of Archaeology in Canada; Fifty Years of Statistical Progress; Fifty Years of Political and Economic Science in Canada; Presidential Address - Section III, Including an Account of the Progress of Physics in Canada; The Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Mathematics; Chemistry and the Royal Society of Canada; Fifty Years of Canadian Astronomy; Some Aspects of the Geological Studies of the Canadian Shield; Fifty Years of Pleistocene Geology in Canada; The Growth of Theories of the Formation of Ore Deposits in the Last Fifty Years; Trends in Fifty Years of Canadian Stratigraphy; Mineralogy in Canada; The Development of Zoology in Canada; Progress in Fisheries Research in Canada; The Development of Physiology and Biochemistry in Canada; The Development of Pathology and Bacteriology in Canada in the Last Fifty Years; Clinical Medicine and the Royal Society; A Sketch of the Past Fifty Years of Canadian Botany. A small lightly erased pencil notation on front pastedown at hinge, a few tiny foxing marks at top of front inside hinge, very light soiling to top/bottom of text block, very small dent and scuff on rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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