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ABBEYS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
1 Airne, C.W. ABBEYS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, very sm a l l l i g h t stain on front cover, minor edge wear. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S YORK RANGERS, AN HISTORIC REGIMENT, Bull, Stewart H.  Foreword by David Macdonald Stewart.
2 Bull, Stewart H. Foreword by David Macdonald Stewart. THE QUEEN'S YORK RANGERS, AN HISTORIC REGIMENT
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822665 / 9780919822665 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
248 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour pictorial endpapers. Illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, maps, reproductions. The story of a Canadian regiment that can trace its lineage through more than two hundred years to the early days of European history on this continent. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Rogers' Rangers; The Queen's Rangers in the American Revolution; The Queen's Rangers in Upper Canada; The York Militia in the 19th Century; The 12th Regiment York Rangers; World War I; Reorganization, Amalgamations and Affiliations; World War II; The Regiment since 1945; Appendices: Rogers' Rules of Discipline for Rangers; The Story of the Colours; The Allied Regiments; The Queen's York Rangers' Cadet Corps; Changes in the 20th Century / Commanding Officers since 1919 / Honorary Colonels and Lieutenant-Colonels / Regimental Sergeant-Majors; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index. Slight cigarette odor, small bump causing soft creases to top corner of pages 1-42, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, a few light wrinkles in laminate, very light rubbing, very light browning to top inside edge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
3 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
 
 
GENERAL BROCK., Edgar, Lady.
4 Edgar, Lady. GENERAL BROCK.
Toronto Morang 1904 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Signed by publisher.
322 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a clean, bright duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Maker's of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. B&w frontispiece and two maps. Contents: His Birthplace; Service Abroad - Holland; Service Abroad - The Baltic; In Canada; Upper and Lower Canada - 1802; Military Posts; Preparations for War; Old Quebec; Affairs in Europe, 1808; Politics in Quebec; Quebec and Niagara; 1811 in Canada and Europe; The New Governor; Gathering Clouds; Canada's Defence; On the Frontier; A Vigorous Commander; Brownstown and Maguaga; Detroit; The Armistice; Consequences of Armistice; Queenston Heights; Index. Light browning and a few tiny edge tears on on-trimmed fore-edge of text block, small fore-edge tear archivally taped on page leaf 311/312, browning to spine and spine label, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on boards - mainly rear board, shelf soiling on bottom edge of boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
5 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAYFAIR:  A SOCIAL HISTORY., Kennedy, Carol.
6 Kennedy, Carol. MAYFAIR: A SOCIAL HISTORY.
Hutchinson, London, 1986, first edition. 
300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091555906 B&w plates. "For more than 250 years Mayfair has been the best address in London - rivalled now by Belgravia but still a glamorous and desirable place in which to live and work. I n this century it has had a glittering image as the playground of high society, and Mayfair is still shorthand for a moneyed way of life, though these days the money comes mainly from expense accounts and Middle East oil wells. And the des i r a b l e p roperties in the glossy ads in 'Country Life' and 'Tatler' are more likely to be offices than private homes. From its raffish Restoration origins this has been an area which boasted an extraordinary mixture of residents, from member s of C ha rl es II ' s court to Clive of India, Beau Brummell, Mrs Fitzherbert (who secretly married the Prince Regent in the drawing-room of a house in Park Street), through eminent Victorians like Disraeli and Florence Nightingale to plutocrats l ike Ba rne y B arn a to an d J.P. Morgan, and leaders of pre-war society like the Mountbattens and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Until the late nineteenth century it was also a village of all the talents, a cross-section of society where aristocrats and art isan s li ved back t o b ack a nd their neighbours included politicans, playwrights, poets and craftsmen. Finally, in this fascinating social history, Carol Kennedy looks hard at post-war Mayfair; at what happens on the real-life Monopol y bo ard w hen t he le ases fall in ." Slig ht darkening to top of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
RESURGO:  THE HISTORY OF MONCTON.  VOLUME II - THE HISTORY OF MONCTON FROM 1890-1990., Larracey, Edward W.
7 Larracey, Edward W. RESURGO: THE HISTORY OF MONCTON. VOLUME II - THE HISTORY OF MONCTON FROM 1890-1990.
Moncton, New Brunswick City of Moncton 1991 0969463421 / 9780969463429 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
498 pp, 9 1/4" H. Volume II only. Black cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Mollie Filled the Coal Box; The War At Home; The Decade of Natural Gas; Transformation in the Twenties; The News-Filled Thirties; From Peace to War and Back Again; The Television Era; The Stormy Leonard Jones Era; A Violent Crime Wave; A Dramatic Decade; Appendices: Captain Lou Kenedy; Senator Wark; A Stroll Along Main Street; City Council List (1890-1990); The Sea Captains; Index. Minor browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EARLIEST TORONTO., MacIntosh, Robert M.
8 MacIntosh, Robert M. EARLIEST TORONTO.
Renfrew, Ontario General Store Publishing 2007 1897113412 / 9781897113417 2nd Printing Soft Cover Fine 
107 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "Beginning with the dramatic conflicts in the aboriginal communities around Lake Ontario before the coming of the Europeans in the early seventeenth century, followed by two centuries of French exploration and settlement, the city's early history will surprise many Torontonians. Simcoe, the founder of the Village of York in 1793, is often presented as a great administrator and military leader. In fact he was a poor manager with no attachment to Canada, and a vigorous advocate of English snobbery and class distinction. His chief concern was to gain preferment in London and to transplant the values of the British class system to the forest frontier. (This book) makes a plausible case that the real founder of Toronto was William Berczy, a remarkably cultured and determined man who led an expedition of German immigrants to Markham in 1794, and who contributed significantly to the early development of the new settlement. Later chapters focus on the people and events that shaped the early years of a struggling frontier community. One of the stories is about the sinking of the Speedy on Lake Ontario, and how it led to the building of The Grange, today one of Toronto's oldest extant buildings and the birthplace of the Art Gallery of Ontario." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EARLIEST TORONTO., MacIntosh, Robert M.
9 MacIntosh, Robert M. EARLIEST TORONTO.
Renfrew, Ontario General Store Publishing 2007 1897113412 / 9781897113417 2nd Printing Soft Cover Near Fine 
107 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "Beginning with the dramatic conflicts in the aboriginal communities around Lake Ontario before the coming of the Europeans in the early seventeenth century, followed by two centuries of French exploration and settlement, the city's early history will surprise many Torontonians. Simcoe, the founder of the Village of York in 1793, is often presented as a great administrator and military leader. In fact he was a poor manager with no attachment to Canada, and a vigorous advocate of English snobbery and class distinction. His chief concern was to gain preferment in London and to transplant the values of the British class system to the forest frontier. (This book) makes a plausible case that the real founder of Toronto was William Berczy, a remarkably cultured and determined man who led an expedition of German immigrants to Markham in 1794, and who contributed significantly to the early development of the new settlement. Later chapters focus on the people and events that shaped the early years of a struggling frontier community. One of the stories is about the sinking of the Speedy on Lake Ontario, and how it led to the building of The Grange, today one of Toronto's oldest extant buildings and the birthplace of the Art Gallery of Ontario." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few pages with a tiny wrinkle at bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 N/A RAILS ACROSS CANADA: 150 YEARS OF PASSENGER TRAIN HISTORY.
Montreal VIA Rail Canada 1986 Soft Cover Very Good - 
128 pp, 11 15/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, maps, reproductions. "The railway age in Canada began on July 21, 1836, when the tiny locomotive, 'Dorchester', made its inaugural run on the Champlain and St. Lawrence Rail Road. (This book) tells the fascinating story of this country's passenger railways and their development over the past 150 years. Historical and full-color photographs reflect the romance of the railway and capture many beautiful scenes from the Canadian landscape that can only be seen from the train. This is a story of hopes and dreams and obstacles overcome. It is a story of farsighted people who dared to make those dreams come true and who helped to forge a na t i o n o u t of this huge, rugged land." Interior - Christmas and date note on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, a few small scuffs on spine, minor curling at corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FLYING BOATS OF BERMUDA., Pomeroy, Colin A.
11 Pomeroy, Colin A. THE FLYING BOATS OF BERMUDA.
Colin Pomeroy, Dorchester, 2000, first edition. 
254 pp, 9 3/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0969833245 "The first seaplane came to Bermuda in 1919; the passenger flying boat service to and from the USA commenced in 1937; the Royal Air Force, the Fleet Air Arm and the United States Navy operated flying b oats and seaplanes to, from and at the Colony throughout the years of World War II; the last commercial flying boat service departed for the USA in 1948; the US Navy continued to operate flying boats here, as part of NATO's Cold War effort, unti l 1 9 64; and light seaplane flying continued until the late 1980s. This unique history of Bermuda's flying boat heritage covers all these topics, and a whole host more, in great detail - including information on Transatlantic ferry flights and an ti - su bm arine patrols, the loss of the RMA Cavalier, Bermudian and destination airports, the aircraft involved, what can still be seen today and lists museums which have exhibits associated with this fascinating topic. Liberally illustrated with a ho st of photographs and diagrams, most never before published, and complemented by a series of detailed annexes, it is a book not to be missed by those who love these beaufiful islands, nor by those who seek definitive memories of this major and wi de- ran gin g chapter in Bermuda's remarkable history." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
GUY CARLETON: A BIOGRAPHY., Reynolds, Paul R.
12 Reynolds, Paul R. GUY CARLETON: A BIOGRAPHY.
Gage, Toronto, 1980, first edition. 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771593007 "Sir Guy Carleton is one of the most influential figures in Canadian history. As a soldier, he fought bravely in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and in 1775, with no pro fessional troops, he defeated the Americans under Burgoyne. Had Carleton failed, Quebec would have become an American colony. As Quebec's first governor, he was almost singlehandedly responsible for securing the Quebec Act, which guaranteed t h a t p rovince's language, culture and religion, and laid the groundwork for Canada's official policy of biculturalism. Autocratic and aloof, Carleton was in many ways typical of the British officer class in the eighteenth century. Neverthele s s, h e fe l t a deep sympathy and respect for the French 'habitant' and recognized that the conquered but proud Quebecois could never bow to British customs. To protect the French-Canadian way of life, Carleton brazenly defied the authority of h is Ki ng an d t he B ritish Parliament. High-handed in the pursuit of his goals, he made many enemies, but even these judged Carleton 'incorruptible' at a time when corruption among public officials was the rule rather than the exception. Ethan All en, Ben edi ct A rno ld, John Burgoyne, Edmund Burke, Aaron Burr, William Pitt, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington move through the pages of this book. Most of these men praised Carelton; a few feared him; all of them respected him." So me a reas of ligh t fad ing to t op/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears, light rubbing causing scattered tiny scuffs. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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