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THE DIARY OF A STAFF OFFICER (AIR INTELLIGENCE LIAISON OFFICER) AT ADVANCED HEADQUARTERS, NORTH B.A.F.F. 1940.
1 THE DIARY OF A STAFF OFFICER (AIR INTELLIGENCE LIAISON OFFICER) AT ADVANCED HEADQUARTERS, NORTH B.A.F.F. 1940.
Methuen, London, (1941), 6th edition. 
79 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w maps. "This diary is reproduced exactly as written at the time of the events it records in France, with the exception of some omissions and a f ew minor alterations necessary in the interests of security...Its sole interest rests in the simple sequence of entries that accumulate and combine finally to illustrate the immeasurable complications and infinite reactions of the short campa i g n i n France as jotted down by an independent witness. The diary may, perhaps, help readers grasp even more clearly than they do already from following events in the Press, the accumulation of weight, both political and military, that piled u p du ri n g th e first phase of this universal warfare to handicap the commanders of the British Expeditionary Force and the British Air Forces in France." Previous owner's name in ink on free front end paper; very light browning to pages; brownin g to end p ap ers , edges of text block and boards; one page with a dog-ear crease; a few pages with either pen underlining and/or marginalia; one small corner bump; book cocked; light edge wear; slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; small area of co lor fad ing due t o dampness at bottom of front hinge - a few tiny faded areas elswhere; small bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has chips, corner creases, browning soiling and staining, watermarks/staining on inside of rear panel/ hin ge, soft wri nkle s. G ood -/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TURKISH FAIRY TALES.
2 TURKISH FAIRY TALES.
Mount Vernon, New York Peter Pauper Press 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good- Vera Bock. 
61 pp, 7 1/2" H. Illustrated in black, white, green & pink. Contents: Kara Mustafa the Hero; The Fish-Peri; The Bird-Catcher and the Crow; Kamer-Taj, the Moon-Horse; Patience-Stone and Patience-Knife. Two page leaves with small dog-ear creases, a few minor wrinkles on free front endpaper. light edge wear to boards, minor soiling on rear board, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: STORIES TO BE READ WITH THE DOOR LOCKED, (Alfred Hitchcock).  Robert L. Fish; Adobe James; Jerry Jacobson; William Jeffrey; Charles W. Runyon; Betty Ren Wright; Roald Dahl; Isaac Asimov; Richard Matheson; John Keefauver; Jacques Futrelle; Harlan Ellison; Waldo Carlton Wright; et al.
3 (Alfred Hitchcock). Robert L. Fish; Adobe James; Jerry Jacobson; William Jeffrey; Charles W. Runyon; Betty Ren Wright; Roald Dahl; Isaac Asimov; Richard Matheson; John Keefauver; Jacques Futrelle; Harlan Ellison; Waldo Carlton Wright; et al. ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: STORIES TO BE READ WITH THE DOOR LOCKED
New York Random House 1975 0394498399 / 9780394498393 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
365 pp, 8vo (8 7/16"). $8.95 price on dust jacket. Contents: Stories - Hijack by Robert Fish; Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Adobe James; Funeral in Another Town by Jerry Jacobson; A Case for Quiet by William Jeffrey; A Good Head for Murder by Charles W. Runyon; The Invisible Cat by Betty Ren Wright; Light Verse by Isaac Asimov; The Distributor by Richard Matheson; How Henry J. Littlefinger Licked the Hippies' Scheme to Take Over the Country by Tossing Pot in Postage Stamp Glue by John Keefauver; The Leak by Jacques Futrelle; All the Sounds of Fear by Harlan Ellison; Little Foxes Sleep Warm by Waldo Carlton Wright; View by Moonlight by Pat McGerr; There Hangs Death! by John D. MacDonald; Lincoln's Doctor's Son's Dog by Warner Law; Coyote Street by Gary Brandner; Zombique by Joseph Payne Brennan; The Pattern by Bill Pronzini; Pipe Dream by Alan Dean Foster; The Magnum by Jack Ritchie; Voices in the Dust by Gerald Kersh; The Odor of Melting by Edward D. Hoch; The Sound of Murder by William P. McGivern; The Income Tax Mystery by Michael Gilbert; Watch for It by Joseph N. Gores. Novelettes - Royal Jelly by Roald Dahl; The Graft is Greener by Harold Q. Masur; Shottle Bop by Theodore Sturgeon; The Affair of the Twisted Scarf by Rex Stout. Minoe soiling to edges of textblock, small scuff to fore-edge of pages 275 to 338, minor bump to bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, very light rubbing, minor waviness on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WALT DISNEY'S ELMER ELEPHANT.  948, (Walt Disney.)
4 (Walt Disney.) WALT DISNEY'S ELMER ELEPHANT. 948
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman 1938 Sewed in wraps Good- 
Unpaginated (12 pages including covers), 12 1/8" H. Thick stock - "Linen-like and Sewed". Colorful illustrations with text below. Mickey Mouse helps Elmer Elephant built a house, but before it is complete, the sleepy Elephant decides to take a nap in Pluto's dog house, with disastrous results. Interior - light wrinkling at top/bottom of page gutters, small dent in middle of pages, some pages with a small corner crease, 1" tear at top edge of pages - archivally taped, slight browning to page edges and in gutters. Exterior - creases at top/bottom of spine, some tears at top edge of front and rear cover - archivally taped, creases at bottom corner of front cover, 2" tear at bottom of hinge of both covers, moderate edge wear/rubbing, soiling marks and some small ink stains on covers - mainly on rear cover, small dent on front cover, some surface paper loss at top of rear cover, small dent/closed perforation on rear cover, light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
5 Aesop. THE FABLES OF AESOP.
London Folio Society 1998 Hard Cover Near Fine Edward J. Detmold. 
152 pp, 10" H. Bound in full light brown cloth with Detmold's binding design in red & green redrawn by David Eccles, gold lettering on spine, dark green endpapers. 23 colour illustrations (including frontispiece), plus small b&w drawings. Dark green slipcase. Contains dozens of fables, including: The Ants and the Grasshopper; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Dog in the Manger; The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing; The Vain Jackdaw; The Fox and the Grapes; The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; etc., etc. Very minor corner wear. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, some very minor small areas of discoloration. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
6 Ainsworth, Ruth. MORE TALES OF SHELLOVER
New York Roy 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Antony Maitland 
125 pp, 8" H. Charming b&w illustations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Antony Maitland. "Shellover (a tortoise) woke up with his head full as ever with wonderful stories. Mrs. Candy and her pets: the cat, the dog, the cow and the chickens are entranced with all the new stories. There are green-clad dancers who vanish at cockcrow. A strange feathered child hatches from a speckled egg. A baby is fished out of the sea. Ordinary-seeming children make snowmen who can talk, and have a friend who is a witch. Shellover tells a new story about Minnie the cat, and her inquisitive kittens; another about two boys in an adventure playground; and the little girl and her friends, the horse and the hen. When Shellover gets sleepy this time, the pets decide to tell their own stories. The results are delightful!" Small letter "R" in red ink, birthday gift inscription and some soft creases on front free endpaper; one page with a dog-ear crease; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; one tiny corner crease; tiny mark on bottom of text block; very light edge wear; two tiny dints on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, small light pink stain on inside of front panel, top edge and flap-folds; light edge wrinkling; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with some tiny chips and tears; minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOGS OF CHARACTER., Aldin, Cecil, written and illustrated by.
7 Aldin, Cecil, written and illustrated by. DOGS OF CHARACTER.
Bracken, London, 1986 (reprint of the 1927 edition). 
116 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851700498 Beautifully illustrated throughout in black, white and buff with Cecil Alden's wonderful dog portraits. "This book is about ordinary dogs - dogs of character. In particular it charts the lives of Cracker and Micky, one an Irish Wolfhound, the other a Bull terrier. Wtih them as models Cecil Aldin plots a course for would-be dog owners and dog trainers. Where do you go to buy a dog, how do you set about trainin g h i m o r her, how do you cure bad habits , how do you feed your dog. All these questions are answered. But this book contains a good deal more. It is full of the most enchanting stories of dogs....It is full of advice and stories told by a r ea l l ov er of dogs and the advice is as true and revealing now as when the book was first published in 1927." Light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block with foxing specks on top of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, l igh t bro wni ng t o p ages. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, one tiny closed tear, foxing on inside surface - mainly at top edge, light fading to spine color. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
8 Anderson, Frank W. SHERIFFS AND OUTLAWS OF WESTERN CANADA.
(Frontier Publishing, Calgary, Alberta, 1973). 
100 pp, 10 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "In response to numerous requests for a book dealing exclusively with western Canadian gunmen and law enforcement officers, we have taken 39 of the best stories from 'Sagas of the Canadian West' and reproduced them here." Contents include: The First Shootout; Town Tamers; The McLean Gang; Ernest Chashel; Bulldog Kelly; The Wood Mountain Mob; Crackerbox Bill; Vigilante Action; Cariboo Killers; Cariboo Rowlands Caper; Manitoba's Krafchenko Problem; Ben Hales, Badman; Gus Brede, Smuggler; The Last Highwayman; The Dog and Big Rib, etc., etc. Interior - light browning to page edges, two pages with top corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - previous owners name address on front cover, small ink doodle on rear cover, cover edges browning. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Anderson, Kevin J. STAR WARS. THE JEDI ACADEMY TRILOGY. VOLUME 1. JEDI SEARCH. VOLUME 2. DARK APPRENTICE. VOLUME 3. CHAMPIONS OF THE FORCE. 3 VOLUME SET.
Bantam, New York, (1994, 8th/1994, 2nd/1994, Ist). 
354 pp, 354 pp, 322 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by John Alvin. "As the war between the Republic and the scattered remnants of the Empire continues, two children - the Jedi twins - will come into their powers in a universe on the brink of vast changes and challenges. In this time of turmoil and discovery an extraordinary new Star Wars saga begins..." Interiors - one page dog-earred at top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear, spines are flat with very faint creases to volume 2. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JACK LONDON:  THE MAN, THE WRITER, THE REBEL., Barltrop, Robert.
10 Barltrop, Robert. JACK LONDON: THE MAN, THE WRITER, THE REBEL.
Pluto Press, (London, 1978). 
206 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "The critics have never treated (London) kindly - his tales were too earthy and ingenuous. His radical political comrades found him an uncomfortable companion - too famous, too wilful and too often given to racist, sexist and elitist opinion. But he struck a chord in the minds of millions who raised him high above the poverty and obscurity to which he was born in 1876, and whose demands on his huge talent helped drive him to an early death forty years later..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, two small corner creases, tiny/very small paint splatters on spine - mainly at bottom, light rubbing. G+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS., Bashow, David L.  Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.
11 Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson. ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
Stoddart, Toronto, 1996, first edition. 
384 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773729763 B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moo s e F u m erton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Small bump at bottom of fr on t h in ge , small light soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Baum, L. Frank. THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE MARVELLOUS LAND OF OZ. (COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED.)
London Octopus Books 1979 0706410637 / 9780706410631 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Kevin Maddison. 
460 pp, 8 1/2" H. Illustrated yellow endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout. "The amazing people, animals and creatures that live in the land of Oz are among the best loved of all children's favourite characters. There is Dorothy and her dog Toto, and the Tin Woodman who goes rusty if he cries and the enormous, but very cowardly lion. The scarecrow stuffed with straw sadly accepts that he has no brains, but he is often the wisest of them all during their adventurous travels to find the great and terrifying wizard. Then Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead, whom the wicked witch Mombi has brought to life, travel to the Emerald City, collecting and creating friends on the way such as the temperamental wooden Saw-Horse, the Gump who flies through the air, and the Highly Magnificent Woggle-Bug." Tiny soiling mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear taped, two small areas of delamination on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MORALE:  A STUDY OF MEN AND COURAGE.  THE SECOND SCOTTISH RIFLES AT THE BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPELLE 1915., Baynes, John.
13 Baynes, John. MORALE: A STUDY OF MEN AND COURAGE. THE SECOND SCOTTISH RIFLES AT THE BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPELLE 1915.
Cassell, London, 1967. 
286 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "Morale is as important to a nation in peace as it is in war, on the factory floor and in an office as in a warship or a bomber's crew, in a trade union as in a regiment. In our complex, unstable times, it is vital that we should seek to understand more of morale, what it can attain and how it can be achieved. For this reason alone John Bayne's fascinating sociological study would be an inva luable contribution to the literature of an alarmingly neglected subject. But Major Baynes has a uique and rewarding approach. He has taken a sample community of proven morale and then dissected it tissue by tissue, examining each under t h e m i c r o s cope of his keenly analytical and lively mind. His 'sample' is the 2nd Scottish Rifles, a battalion of that magnificent professional Army with which Britain entered the First World War. At the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March, 19 15 , w he n it w en t 'over the top' it was some 900 strong. Six days later the battalion marched out of the line, still a fighting, disciplined unit. It was 150 strong and was commanded by a second-lieutenant. What enabled those men to keep the ir sp ir it, t hei r t ena ci ty and dash in those awful six days, so graphically recreated here, was their morale. Major Baynes has interviewed the know survivors of the battle and analysed hundreds of books, reports and private papers pertinent to his 's ampl e'. He exa mine s t he social background of the officers and men, their service, their homes, their education, upbringing, beliefs and attitudes. With the advantage of hindsight, he has evaluated their inter-relationships, their loy alti es, and t he r ules and c onven tion s by which they lived. The result is a stimulating book, important in areas far removed from the bloody fields of Flanders." Ex-library copy with some of the usual stamps, old tape and pocket removal m arks , thr ee a reas o f lig ht da mpness marks on f ront board and hinge, free front endpaper missing, a few pages with dog-ear creases, five lines of text on page 92 have green hi-liter. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkli ng, f ading to sp ine and some edges, label removal and t ape marks, several small tears - some taped. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
WINGED WARFARE.  (AIR COMBAT CLASSIC SERIES.), Bishop, William A., Lt. Col.  Edited, and with introduction by Stanley M. Ulanoff.
14 Bishop, William A., Lt. Col. Edited, and with introduction by Stanley M. Ulanoff. WINGED WARFARE. (AIR COMBAT CLASSIC SERIES.)
Arco, New York, 1981. Air Combat Classics reprint. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0668051620 B&w photographs, three-view diagrams. "Credited with seventy-two victories, Canadian ace Billy Bishop ranked fourth among Allied and German aces of World War I. Long out of prin t, this aviation classic has been expanded with new photographs and updated by supplementary material on First World War planes and pilots....(Bishop, who received every British decoration of valor, including the Victoria Cross) was also a sk i l l f u l writer and 'Winged Warfare' vividly recreates those early days - both comic and tragic - when the deadly 'airborne jalopy' was getting its trial run. He describes the dank, slimy and boggy mud that soured him on land combat. And the w ri ti ng c ra ck l es when (he) relives flying his Nieuport Scout, armed with a single Lewis gun. It was in this tiny plane that he dodged the 'Archies' (German anti-aircraft batteries and outfought and outmaneuvered the scarlet-winged Fokkers flo wn by Bar on von Ri ch thofen's formidable squadron. Here, too, are the joys and terrors of daily dogfights, a life of extraordinary contrasts. Complete with a chronology of World War I, Bishop's confirmed victories, airplanes flown by Bishop in Wor ld War I, list s by co untry of Allied and enemy aces, and aircraft specifications and data." Minor browning to fore-edge and top of text block, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold s, a fe w ti ny edge tears , 2" soft crease on rear panel, very light browning. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
15 Blower, James. Foreword by Grant MacEwan. GOLD RUSH: A PICTORIAL LOOK AT THE PART EDMONTON PLAYED IN THE GOLD ERA OF THE 1890s.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1971 007092919X / 9780070929197 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "By 1898 all roads led to the Klondike. One such road was to pass through the tiny Edmonton community, and Edmonton was never to be the same again. As the gateway and principal outfitting centre to one of the most popular - albeit treacherous - overland trails to the Yukon gold fields, Edmonton, then only 1500 strong, found itself playing host to over 2000 rough and hearty Klondikers. Within two years the town population doubled, local merchants prospered, business boomed. They were colourful times, not to be missed, and James Blower recounts them fondly. He salutes those boisterous, hopeful men equipped with pack horses, ox teams or dog sleds, embarking on a wild journey of more than 1600 miles through forests, swamps, perilous rivers and lakes. Parties of men never heard from again - did they strike it rich in the gold fields or were they victims of drowning, scurvey, starvation? Fortunately, Edmonton boasted two excellent photographers during the Klondike days - W.C. Mathers and Ernest Brown - who recorded on film this extraordinary period in history. Their photographs, most of which have never been published before, represent the greater part of this book." Faint thin red pen mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor efge wrinking, two very small edge tears archivally taped, an areas of a four tiny scuffs on front panel, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE RILLOBY FAIR MYSTERY.  (THE 'BARNEY BOOKS'.), Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop.
16 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop. THE RILLOBY FAIR MYSTERY. (THE 'BARNEY BOOKS'.)
Collins, London, 1961. 
256 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "....the second of a wonderful mystery series....We meet the same characters as in 'The Rockingdown Mystery'....Roger and Diana, and Snubby, with his amusing dog, Loony; Barney, with his comical monkey, Miranda. In this book there is a strange mystery: the theft of papers from rooms whose doors and windows are locked. How are these robberies committed, and who is the thief? Somehow the mystery centres itself on Rilloby Fair, and so, of course, Enid Blyton brings a whole Fair to life, with its queer and interesting characters. Vosta and his chimpanzees, Young-Un and Billy Tell of the shooting-range, Old Ma, the roundabout boy, the loud-voiced Tonnerre and his elephants, and many others." Pages browned, small light brown stain in top margin of pages 39 to 42, browning and small foxing marks to edges of textblock, large bump to bottom corner of rear board, slight bump to bottom corner of front board and b o t t o m e d g e of front board at hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several closed tears at approx. 1" - some with creases and all are archivally taped, light to moderate edge wear, small chips/wear/creases at top/b ot to m of s p in e an d flap-folds, 'V' shaped closed tear/scuffing on rear panel, minor scuffing and soiling on front panel, colors are still bright. Good+/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA., Boswell, Hazel.
17 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
 
 
OUR INTELLECTUAL STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS / 'ENGLISH-CANADIAN LITERATURE' / 'FRENCH-CANADIAN LITERATURE., Bourinot, John George; Marquis, Thomas Guthrie; Roy, Camille.  Introduction by Clara Thomas.
18 Bourinot, John George; Marquis, Thomas Guthrie; Roy, Camille. Introduction by Clara Thomas. OUR INTELLECTUAL STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS / 'ENGLISH-CANADIAN LITERATURE' / 'FRENCH-CANADIAN LITERATURE.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1973. 
489 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. "These three works, displaying marked differences in purpose, tone, and effect, are all classics of Canadian literary and cultural criticism. John George Bourinot was a man of letters, an Imperialist, and a bic ulturalist, who was confident of his knowledge of the Canadian identity and felt it to be his public mission to align reality with his own personal vision. Writing in 1893 to the elite represented by the members of the Royal Society, he d e s c r i b e d h is work as 'a monograph on the intellectual development of the Dominion', describing 'the progress of culture in a country still struggling with the difficulties of the material development of half a continent'. Two decades later , Th om as G ut hr ie Ma rquis and Camille Roy wrote what were, in contrast, specialized assignments, contributions to the compendium history, 'Canada and Its Provinces' (1913). Addressing a far larger audience, and treating a vastly enlarged bod y of Can adi an lit era tur e , t heir work comes much closer to contemporary scholarship, with greater clarity, organization, and sheer bulk of information, but with the loss of some of the charm and assurance of Bourinot's wide sweep. In further co ntr ast to B our inot 's d eter mi ned biculturalism and will to unity, Roy and Marquis' essays display vivid differences in the emotional allegiances and convictions of the founding cultures. Marquis starts by asking the question, 'Has Canada a vo ice of h er ow n in lite ratur e dis tin ct f rom that of England?'; Roy treats French-Canadian literature in its Roman Catholic contexts." Interior - one small dog-ear crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - l ight to m oderat e bro wning, light brown ing on sp ine and on rear cover, light browning on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HOLY GRAIL ACROSS THE ATLANTIC: THE SECRET HISTORY OF CANADIAN DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION., Bradley, Michael.  With Deanna Theilmann-Bean.  Foreword by John Robert Colombo.
19 Bradley, Michael. With Deanna Theilmann-Bean. Foreword by John Robert Colombo. HOLY GRAIL ACROSS THE ATLANTIC: THE SECRET HISTORY OF CANADIAN DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION.
Hounslow, Willowdale, Ontario, 1989, 2nd printing. 
391 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 088882100X B&w maps, photographs, drawings. "Was a castle in Nova Scotia the new haven for the Holy Grail (after the sack of Montsegur in 1244)? Do ruins in a Nova Scotia village conceal a dramatic and romantic chapter of history? Is the famous and mysterious 'Money Pit' on Oak Island in Mahone Bay connected with a desperate and courageous attemp to save the Holy Grail? Was Samuel de Champlain a secret agent for the Grail Dynasty, and did his ma ps and journals purposefully obscure the location of the Grail's secret refuge in Acadia? And, just before Nova Scotia was attacked by Sedgewick in 1654, was the Holy Grail again transported to a new haven - Montreal, founded by a mysterious se c r e t society called the Companie du Saint-Sacrement? (This book) offers fascinating answers to these questions, and presents an interpretation of early Canadian history that you may prefer to doubt - but will not be able to forget!" Interior - p re vi ou s owner's bookplate with blanked-out name on first page, soft creases/curl at bottom corner of first half of pages, one dog-ear crease, light browning to pages, stain at fore-edge of page 363 to end of book and on iside of rear cover, ot her wis e c lea n and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, several creases at bottom corner of front cover and small crease at other corners, light edge browning, light rubbing. Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
20 Brand, Ian. PENAL PENINSULA: PORT ARTHUR AND ITS OUTSTATIONS, 1827-1898.
(Regal Publications, Launceston, Tasmania, n.d. 
234 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions. "...the history of Port Arthur and its outstations on Forestier's and Tasman's Peninsulas. It draws its material entirely from documents and reports of the period 1827-1898, although the introduction utilises earlier papers. The story has been told chronologically in order that the reader might, more readily, appreciate the inter-relation of events. Extensive use has been made of extracts from documents and reports to ensure accuracy and the sources of these are listed in the references..." Interior - one dog-ear, otherwise clean with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/rubbing, soft creasing to bottom corner of front cover and at hinge area, small light stain to fore-edge of t extblock, spine lightly creased (still very legible). VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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