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TOMORROW'S CHAMPION., Anderson, C.W., text and lithographs by.  Signed.
1 Anderson, C.W., text and lithographs by. Signed. TOMORROW'S CHAMPION.
Macmillan, New York, 1946, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H 11 7/16" D), hard cover in slipcase (medium brown with paste-on of foal) with additional plate laid-in. SIGNED AND NUMBERED (No. 1230) BY AUTHOR ON FIRST BLANK PAGE AFTER TEXT. Beautifully illustrated in b&w throu ghout. The story of a thoroughbred from birth through training on to the beginning of his racing career, with information on famous bloodlines woven in. Contents: A Star is Born - Perhaps; Tied to the Apron Strings; The Milk Bar Closes; S i x T h o u s and Birthdays; Give a Boy a Good Name; As the Twig is Bent; Second Spring; Tomorrow's Champion. Previous owners name on free front endpaper, two small splits in paper of inside front hinge, small foxing marks in gutter of hal-titl e p ag e, so ft c or ne r crease on first text page, two small creases at top corner of pages 3/4, two wrinkles at top of last text page, small browning marks in gutter of blank pages at rear, fore-edge of laid-in plate is lightly browned and has l igh t w ear , ti ny bro wn mar k on fore-edge of textblock, edges of textblock lightly browned, minor edge wear, small light soiling mark on rear board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Slipcase has light to moderate soiling, 1/2" s pli t at top /bot to m fr ont cor ner joi nts, small light stain on front panel. Very Good/Good 
Price: 95.00 USD
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771007959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
202 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he story of one of Ontario's and Canada's greatest judges, William Edward Middleton (1860-1948), who served as a justice of the Supreme Court of Ontario for thirty-three years, twenty-two of them as an appellate judge. At a time when a number of Supreme Court justices were belligerent to counsel and irascible toward their brother judges, Mr. Justice Middleton set a high standard of courtesy and civility that has carried on to the present day. Because (he) never sought attention or encouraged controversy, his contributions have been known heretofore only in legal circles. Yet here is a man whose written judgments are still cited fifty, sixty, even seventy years later, the judge who sat on 'the Great Stork Derby' case of the 1930s, and who decided which of the two litigious Kellogg brothers could sell his corn flakes in Canada. In addition, Middleton was a renowned botanist and legal scholar. The prison inmates of his Bible class knew him better and appreciated his exemplary character far more than the average citizen. (This book) is rich with anecdotage and presents important legal cases in a manner the general reader can understand and appreciate." Minor old tape residue at top/bottom edges of free endpapers, small corner crease on page 7, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small ink mark on bottomm edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one or two very tiny edge tears, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
London Angus & Robertson 1982 0207148260 / 9780207148262 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
144 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, drawings, advertisements. "The First World War, which claimed the lives of so many men on the battlefields of the Western Front, also profoundly affected the character and everyday life of the nation at home. It was the first 'total war' and the whole country contributed to the war effort. The unrelenting demands of the trenches eventually forced the Government to introduce conscription while, for those left behind, the state intervened more and more in the lives of its citizens. Hardships increased: food and fuel were in very short supply and rationing had to be imposed in 1916. The civilian population was also directly involved in the hostilities with the bombing raids of zeppelins and aeroplanes. But the war did bring some changes for the better. The salaried classes grew, working conditions improved and the war also helped liberate women who replaced men in factories and public services, and joined the armed forces. When the armistice finally came, in November 1918, Lloyd George promised 'a fit country for heroes to live in' - though the reality proved to be less Utopian. The Illustrated London News continued to publish throughout the First World War and was supplemented by The Illustrated War News. These magazines provided a vivid pictorial chronicle of contemporary events and enable us, today, to enter into the spirit of a bygone era. (The author) has written a fascinating and fully-documented account of these momentous years, complemented by over 200 pictures from the original issues." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light foxing at top & bottom inside edges, very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny dents and faint line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
FRENCH CANADA., Boswell, Hazel.
4 Boswell, Hazel. FRENCH CANADA.
New York Viking 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Hazel Boswell. Signed by Author
82 pp, oblong (6 1/2" H x 9 1/2" D). Oatmeal-coloured cloth with reddish brown lettering on spine, reddish-brown illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers (Christmas Market at Quebec), 25 charming full-page colour illustrations. Signed by Hazel Boswell, underscored with a flourish and dated July 1938 on half title page. "I have been anxious to make this book as French Canadian in character as I could. In my illustrations I have therefore tried to follow the type of drawing and design that the French Canadian women make for their hooked rugs and other work." From the Author's Note. Contents: Quebec Seminary; The Chateau Frontenac; The Caleche; Christmas Trees; Tourists; Dog Derby; Carting Snow; Les Enfants de Marie; The Island of Orleans; Lorette; Scotch Names; The Habitant; The Cure; Sunday; The Calvaire; Carrying the Mail; Going to School; The Saw Mill; The Butcher; The Oven; Sugaring Time; Eel Fisheries; Hooked Rugs; Weaving; Spinning; Notes. Very light soiling to edges of boards and spine, scattered very light small stains on boards, top/bottom of book and one in margin of page 48. 
Price: 65.00 USD
5 Byng, John, Viscount Torrington. Edited by Donald Adamson. RIDES ROUND BRITAIN.
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Very Good Anne Hayward. 
505 pp, 8vo (8" H). Bound in quarter orange-brown buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark brown endpapers. Plain dark brown slipcase. Frontispiece and 25 half-page and smaller b&w engravings by Anne Hayward, 9 maps by Denys Baker. A countryman at heart, Byng travelled throughout Britain on horseback whenever his position at the Stamp Office would allow him to escape from London. As a chronicler of the eighteenth-century, "Byng travels with an observant though never a roving eye. At times it is the eye of the modern photo-journalist, as when he records a meeting with Humphrey Repton, visits Sarah Siddons in her dressing-room at Birmingham, or glimpses Warren Hastings changing horses on his way to Daylesford. At other times his eye is more like that of the self-taught but well-trained artist, as when he admires the flickering tapers of Yordas Cave or the Kentish hop-pickers working in all haste among the twinkling lights of the hopfields. At Cromford in Derbyshire the bustle and brilliance of Arkwright's great cotton 'manufactory' even blind him to what he basically regards as the horrors of creeping industrialism: 'The cotton mills,' he observes, 'seven storeys high and fill'd with inhabitants, remind me of a first-rate man of war and, when they are lighted up on a dark night, look most luminously beautiful.' As is now widely acknowledged, (Byng) is one of the greatest British travellers of the eighteenth or indeed of any century. Not only has he produced an excellent travel guide (as, in a way, he intended to do); his work is also a major contribution to the social history of England and Wales - and especially Welsh social history. (This book) is, finally, a masterpiece of social observation, written with as fine an eye for detail as Jane Austen's and (like Pepys diary) superb in its delineation of its author's own character." Some light rubbing to paper on boards. Slipcase has minor rubbing and one very small edge bump. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Allied English Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent, 1966. 
27 pp, 8vo, hard cover in glassine wrapper. Monotone illus by Richard Grasby. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Glassine is lightly browned at spine and edges, minor creasing at corners, top/bottom of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
PEGEEN AND THE PILGRIM., Cook, Lyn.  Illustrated by Pat and Bill Wheeler.
7 Cook, Lyn. Illustrated by Pat and Bill Wheeler. PEGEEN AND THE PILGRIM.
Macmillan, Toronto, 1961, reprint. 
248 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Thousands of people have been thrilled by the Stratford Festival, but for Pegeen O'Hara it opened up a new and enchanting world. Pegeen lives in Stratford; she is twelve years old and dreams of becoming an actress. She even hopes that she will be chosen to play a boy's part. As the Festival plans develop and grow so does Pegeen, learning a great deal on the way about Shakespeare, about the great art of theatre, a n d , i n c i d e ntally, about modesty and grace. Among those who come to Stratford for the Festival is Edward Brimblecombe, known as Mr. B. He comes from Stranford, England, and seems to Pegeen to be a romantic pilgrim making a very special pil gr im ag e . H e be co me s her friend and benefactor, encouraging and helping as she reads the plays and tries to understand them. But as she learns about Shakespeare she also learns to appreciate the people about her: a household of boarders and he r o wn yo un g f ri end s." S mall bookstore label on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very l;ight edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, has very light soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Owen Sound, Ontario Self-published 1980 0969031521 / 9780969031529 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Signed by Author
352 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine, silver lettering/crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Signed by author on page 352. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Tread of the Moccasin; The Transition; The chronological history of Owen Sound; Artist Authors, Photographers, Potters; Boat Listings (By the Year); The Political Scene; Ministers & Priests; Bibliography; Glimpse Into the Future (Pictures); General Index. Tiny stain at top edge of front endpapers, slight bump at top corner of boards, bump to bottom corner of both boards and at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
9 Ducret, Siegfried, text. Photographs by Michael Wolgensinger. PORZELLAN DER EUROPAISCHEN MANUFACKTUREN IM 18. JAHRHUNDERT.
Silva-Verlag, Zurich, (1971). 
136 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with full color tipped-in plates, table of marks at rear. TEXT IN GERMAN ONLY. Covers the major 18th century procelain manufacturers of Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, England, Denmark, H olland and Belgian. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, a few small closed tears. VG+/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
FLYPAST.  NO. 115.  FEBRUARY 1991.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Alastair Goodrum, Ian Black, Trevor Green, Dave Allport, Alan Baxter, Don Middleton, Nick Veronico, Arthur Pearcy, Dick Labrum, Ken Wixey, Mike Gradidge.)
10 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Alastair Goodrum, Ian Black, Trevor Green, Dave Allport, Alan Baxter, Don Middleton, Nick Veronico, Arthur Pearcy, Dick Labrum, Ken Wixey, Mike Gradidge.) FLYPAST. NO. 115. FEBRUARY 1991. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1991. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: An Air Mech's War; Saudi Survivors (redundant Saudi hardware); Failed to Return (airman 'robbed' of his right ot a grave); Testing the Flat Iron (Javelins at Filton); Rolls-Royce Style (evolution of engine testing at Derby); Sky Warriors (Atlanta, Georgia); Behind the Badge (famous US Navy insignia); Type Report (P-51H, DC-3); Register Review (news fr o m U K C i v i l Register); Year of the Lancaster (a Radio Op on QANTAS Lancastrians); Preservation News (B-36); Aviation Archaeology (Papua New Guinea); Flying-boats of the RAF (Southampton); American Classics, etc. Interior - clean and tight w it h n o pr e vi ou s ow nership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on front cover, very light rubbing and date stamp on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
BBC Radio Derby/Derbyshire Library Service, (Derby, 1984). 
101 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos and drawings. The author's reminisences of Derbyshire from the late 1920s through the war years. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing/soiling, s mall area of surface paper loss at edge of back cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 12.00 USD
JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF:  THE LEGACY OF BABAR., Hildebrand, Ann Meinzen.  (Jean de Brunhoff, Laurent de Brunhoff.)
12 Hildebrand, Ann Meinzen. (Jean de Brunhoff, Laurent de Brunhoff.) JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF: THE LEGACY OF BABAR.
New York Twayne 1991 0805782672 / 9780805782677 1st Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "In her unique study of the Babar milieu, Ann Meinzen Hildebrand looks at the de Brunhoffs' complete works, analyzing the thematic development of the stories and commenting on the essential role of the illustrations. Acknowledging the differences between the work of father and son, Hildebrand attributes the series' continuing popularity to the way in which both artists have created an elephant cosmos that is a mirror of a real and ideal life. She shows how de Brunhoff 'pere et fils' have eschewed simple 'animal fantasy' for fascinating characters who respond to everyday situations, both tragic and frivolous, thoughtfully and act on the principles of perseverance, patience, hope, and courage. Hildebrand's comprehensive study establishes the genius of the de Brunhoffs and explains how one kindly, nondidactic elephant in a derby hat has become such a socializing force for young readers.' 
Price: 17.00 USD
Collins, London, 1948. 
48 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates and 23 b&w illustations. "....touches on the distinctive and traditional qualities of racing and racing men in Britain. (Hislop, himself an amateur steeple-chaser and rider on the flat ) traces the development of racing; writes of racehorses and their breeding, steeplechasing and jockeyship, in all of which he claims we are pre-eminent. He writes also of the well-known racecourses, of the great annual races, of the found a t i o n a n d development of the Jockey Club, and of those national figures which dominate the history of the turf in this country." Cigarette odor, light browning to pages and endpapers, light browning to edges of textblock, light edge wear, t in y bu mp a t b ot to m of spine, very light browning to boards, 1" dia slightly raised imperfection on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - moderate on spine and fla p- fol ds and o n i nsi de surface. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY., Hubbert,  Mildred Young.
14 Hubbert, Mildred Young. THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY.
Heathcote, Ontario Conestoga Press 1982 0919615015 / 9780919615014 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
116 pp, 10 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Stories of the schools, teachers and pupils of Grey County, Ontario at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century. Contents: Preface; Foreword; They raised a house at the crossroads; Those who lighted the lamps; They held the public purse as though it were their own; The haunted schools of Glenelg; Around the kitchen table; What did you learn today?; First you have to get their attention; It wasn't all academic; Beyond the schoolyard gate; The roads were long and the games were rough; When knowledge was called to account; The schools of Grey in Ontario; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Ayer's Cliff, Quebec Pigwidgeon Press 1996 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
128 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: The Beginning; The Discovery of America; In Time of War; The Indian Trails; Military Roads; Timothy Hinman; Early Travel; The Stagecoach Starts; General Wolfe; Haverhill, a Great Stage Center; West into Vermont; On The Road to Glover; From Glover to Derby Line; Smuggling; In Quebec; Stanstead to Georgeville; Georgeville to Montreal on the Outlet Road; Georgeville to Montreal via Copp's Ferry; From St. John's & Chambly to Montreal; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
16 Mather, Barry and McDonald, Margaret. NEW WESTMINSTER: THE ROYAL CITY.
Vancouver J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) and The Corporation of the City of New Westminster 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Poor 
192 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, map. "(New Westminster) aspired to and attained the position of Capital of the Crown Colony and it survived the loss of that distinction to its rival, Victoria, readjusting from political to economic concerns and becoming the hub of industry and export that it is today (1958). (This book) includes special chapters on such memorable events as, 'The Night The City Burned', and 'The Great Bank Robbery'. Yet in some respects (it) is the story of pioneer British Columbia over the past 100 years." Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has moderate soiling, browning to spine and flap-folds, old tape repairs, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, faint erased pencil marks on front flap, piece missing from top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Henry Holt, New York, 1992, first American edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0805017682 B&w maps. "With a population at the time (of the First World War) of only 50,000, Bury was home base to the Lancashire Fusiliers, and though they were but one of eighty-four British regiments serving at Gallipoli, they suffered grievous losses - nearly 2,000 officers and men fell in the nine-month assault. In this original and haunting book, Geoffrey Moorhouse examines the effect Gallipoli has had for three qu a r t e r s o f a century on this Lancashire town. Using a wide range of sources - newspapers of the day, regimental archives, parish records, Imperial War Museum documents, Public Record Office papers, as well as the private papers and diaries of l oc al s (b ot h c ivilian and military), and interviews with the remaining survivors and their families - he reconstructs a social history of the town in light of the military disasters that befell it. Here is the town on the eve of war and the to wn che er ing it s men as they marched off to war. And here is the town as the news of the catastrophe gradually filtered back from the front. Here is Bury in conflict, struggling with its fierce patriotism and the demoralization Gallipoli b roug ht, try ing to reco nc ile romantic ideals with grim reality as the war dragged on for three more years and the death total neared 14,000. And here is the aftermath of the war, the broken families and broken men, in a country that wanted to forge t th e war and get on w ith lif e. Finally, here is the town today, having reached beyond grief, celebrating every Gallipoli Sunday in a salute that has metamorphosed from disaster to legend. This is social history at its best, a close-fo cus vi ew of the w ay or dinar y peop le c oped with extraordinary events. Filled with tales of courage and fear, generosity and meanspiritedness, broken hopes and broken faith, it speaks to us out of a common concern with the human condition." S light w rinkli ng at b ottom of spi ne, sma ll sc uff o n front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top of spine, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE WIDOW BEDOTT PAPERS., Neal, Alice B., Introduction.  [Frances Miriam Whitcher, nee Berry.]
18 Neal, Alice B., Introduction. [Frances Miriam Whitcher, nee Berry.] THE WIDOW BEDOTT PAPERS.
Cincinnati Derby & Jackson 1856 Hard Cover Good N. Orr. 
403 pp + [4] pp publisher's advertising, 7 1/2" H. Green cloth (faded to a brownish hue) with blindstamped decoration on front and rear boards, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Eight b&w plates (including frontispiece) - the paper of these illustrations has tanned in comparison with the text pages. The author is not credited on the title page, but noted in the introduction as Miriam Berry, married to Rev. B.W. Whicher, and identified elsewhere as Frances Miriam Whitcher nee Berry. Mrs. Whitcher is possibly the first published female American humorist and this collection contains some acerbic observations of the social conventions of the early 19th century. The chapter headings include: The Widow Discourses of Pumpkins; The Widow Loses Her Beau; Mr. Crane About to Propose; Mr. Crane Walks Out; The Widow "Sets Her Cap"; The Widow Having Heard That Elder Sniffles is Sick, Writes to Him; The Widow Prepares to Receive Elder Sniffles on Thanksgiving-Day; Aunt Maguire Treats of the Contemplated Sewing Society at Scrabble Hill; Mrs. Mudlaw's Recipe for Potato Pudding; Morning Calls or, Every Body's Particular Friend; etc. Previous owner's (early) name stamp on front free endpaper nad on page117, previous owner's name in pencil at top of title page, pencill notation from 1877 on one rear blank page, light to moderate browning on illustration pages, slight separation between some page gatherings but still holding firmly in binding, scattered foxing/staining on some pages throughout book and on endpapers, browning and scattered faint foxing on edges of text block, moderate edge wear at board corners and at top/bottom of spine, corners are slightly bumped; moderate browning and some disolouration/staining on boards and spine; spine decoration colour is faded. 
Price: 45.00 USD
London Macmillan 1929 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
536 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. Top edge gilt. B&w plates. Chapter headings: Early Years; Governor-General of Canada, 1883-8; Viceroy of India, 1888-94; War Minister; The South African War, 1899-1902; The European Situation, 1900-1; The Anglo-Japanese Alliance, 1902; Persia, 1901-5; Anglo-German and Anglo-American Relations, 1902-3; Anglo-French and Anglo-Russian Relations, 1902-4; Tariff Reform, 1903; Turkey, 1903-5; Russia, 1904-5; Anglo-German Relations, 1904-5; In Opposition, 1906-9; The People's Budget; The Parliament Bill; Interregnum; The Opening Years of the Great War; The Peace Letter; Closing Years; Appendices: Lord Lansdowne and Ireland; A Personal Sketch, by Lord Ernest Hamilton. Faint erased penceil marks on free front endpaper, some light waviness to picture pages, one small corner bump with migration into adjacent pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some small scattered areas of faint liquid marks on boards and spine. a few tiny dents on rear board. 
Price: 27.50 USD
Canada Department of Highways and Mines 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
876 pp, 9" H. Patterned green boards with gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/provincial crest on front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, tables - fold-out map at rear. Some soft wrinkling at fore-edge of approx. first 30 pages, very light edge wear, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to top of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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