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BLACK MOSES:  THE REAL UNCLE TOM., Beattie, Jessie L.
1 Beattie, Jessie L. BLACK MOSES: THE REAL UNCLE TOM.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
215 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w illustrations. "This is the story of the life of Josiah Henson, an ex-slave who escaped to Canada and founded the Negro refugee colony in Dawn, Ontario. Using his own memoirs and other contemporary sources, Miss Beattie has given us an authentic and exciting picture of this arresting figure in Canadian life, whose early years provided Harriet Beecher Stowe with material for her character of Uncle Tom. In its mixture of tragedy and happiness, of hope and despair, of grim struggle and triumphant achievement, this is the saga of an oppressed race in its slow and painful advance to freedom, in which Canada played so notable a part." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling - mainly on rear panel, a few small edge tears and tiny chips, scuffing at bottom part of spine, small light stain on front flap-fold - shows mainly on inside surface. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, one crease down spine, very tiny crease at top corner of covers, small soft crease and multiple small line indentations at bottom corner of rear cover, minor rubbing/indentation on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Bennett, Geoffrey. Preface by Rodney M. Bennett. NAVAL BATTLES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Penguin 2001 0141390875 / 9780141390871 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
310 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "With the call to action stations of August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson. Geoffrey Bennett's classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all the principal naval engagements - battles overseas, in home waters and, for the first time, under the sea - with analysis of the strategy and tactics of both sides. He brings these sea battles dramatically to life, and confirms the Allied navies' vital contribution to victory. In his words, 'Though the titantic struggle on the Western Front dominated the strategy of the Allies, it was their Navies, of which the British was immeasurably the strongest, that in the end brought Germany to her knees.' Illustrated with maps, plans and contemporary photographs, this detailed, immaculately researched account is the authoritative history of an often overlooked but hugely important aspect of the First World War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
GERMANY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY:  THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF THE LITERARY REVIVAL., Bruford, W.H.
4 Bruford, W.H. GERMANY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF THE LITERARY REVIVAL.
London Cambridge Univesity Press 1959 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
354 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w frontispiece, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Preface; Political Structure and System of Government ('Kleinstaaterei' / Benevolent Despotism); The Old Order of Society - Nobility and Peasantry (The Nobility in General / Courts and Courtiers / The Agrarian Economy / The Peasant / The Country Gentleman); The New Order of Society - The Middle Class (Retrospect / German Trade and Industry in the Eighteenth Century and Its Chief Centres / Municipal Government and the Structure of Town Society / Architecture of the Towns. Private Life, Outlook and Education of the Townsman / The Professional Class); Reactions on Literature (The Profession of Letters / The Influences of Political, Economic and Social Factors on Literature); Appendices (German Money and Its Value in the Eighteenth Century: Weights and Measures / Statistical Survey of the German States Before the Napoleonic Wars, Their Size and Revenues); Bibliography; Index; Map. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some minor wrinkles in cloth, three tiny corner bumps, very light browning to edges of text block, tiny dent on bottom edge of both boards, tiny crease at bottom edge of page leaf 217/218. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate ege wrinkling, tiny tears at top/bottom of spine (archivally taped), minor soiling, light browning on spine, minor browning on flap-folds, soft crease down front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Chandler, David G. DICTIONARY OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS.
London Greenhill Books 1993 1853671509 / 9781853671500 New Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
570 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w maps/battle plans, portraits, photographs. "1200 entries covering all significant military leaders, battles, armaments, political developments, and more; all entries completely cross-referenced; over 120 illustrations; 86 battle maps and diagrams, 44 of which were specially commissioned for this book; detailed chronological table of signicant world events of the era; day-by-day chart of all Napoleon's military movements from 1796 to 1815." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor wear at one corner, text block has a tiny light stain on top and a small faint scuff on the fore-edge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing, small light line indentation on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY FOUGHT SPLENDIDLY.  BEING THE 1914-1915 DIARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE FALKLANDS & ITS AFTERMATH BY SURGEON T.B. DIXON R.N.V.R. OF HMS KENT., Dixon, T.B. (Thomas Benjamin).  Foreword by Admiral Sir John Bush.  Introduction by Rose Dixon.
6 Dixon, T.B. (Thomas Benjamin). Foreword by Admiral Sir John Bush. Introduction by Rose Dixon. THE ENEMY FOUGHT SPLENDIDLY. BEING THE 1914-1915 DIARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE FALKLANDS & ITS AFTERMATH BY SURGEON T.B. DIXON R.N.V.R. OF HMS KENT.
Blandford Press, Poole, 1983, first edition. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713713267 Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, ship profiles. "This, the 1914-1915 diary of Thomas Benjamin Dixon, is a well-observed and compassionate account of the first year of World War I as seen through the eyes of a young naval surgeon who in later life rose to the rank of Surgeon Captain and was appointed honorary physician to the King. T.B. Dixon's diary of life at sea includes an eye-witness account of the B a t t l e o f the Falklands, in which Dixon's ship H.M.S. Kent chased and then sank the Nurnberg after a running battle, and a description of the subsequent gruelling search for the German light cruiser Dresden and her destruction by H.M.S. Kent at J ua n Fe rn a nd ez on 14 March 1915." Faint erased pencil marks on free front end paper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, small ghost sticker mark on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINNING HIS SPURS: A TALE OF THE CRUSADES., Henty, G.A.
7 Henty, G.A. WINNING HIS SPURS: A TALE OF THE CRUSADES.
Latimer House, London, 1954. 
256 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. A tale of chivalry, as Sir Cuthbert wins his spurs in the service of King Richard. Slight curvature to book, gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has seve ral closed tears, light browning to spine, light rubbing/soiling, light edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small light stain on inside of front flap-fold, protected in a mylar sleeve. Ver y G o o d /Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TO THE BITTER END: THE FINAL BATTLES OF ARMY GROUPS NORTH UKRAINE, A, AND CENTER - EASTERN FRONT, 1944-45., Hinze, Rolf.  Translated with editing by Frederick P. Steinhardt.
8 Hinze, Rolf. Translated with editing by Frederick P. Steinhardt. TO THE BITTER END: THE FINAL BATTLES OF ARMY GROUPS NORTH UKRAINE, A, AND CENTER - EASTERN FRONT, 1944-45.
Casemate, Philadelphia, 2010. 
207 pp, 9" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, maps. ISBN 9781935149316 "A penetrating account of the Wehrmacht's last stand on the eastern frontier of Europe, as it was driven by the Red Army from the depths of Russia. Drawing extensively on rare, contemporary sources, German historian Rolf Hinze has unveiled a panoply of desperate combat heretofore largely unknown in the West. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover, otherwise clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROMANTIC KENT:  MORE THAN THREE CENTURIES OF HISTORY, 1626-1952., Lauriston, Victor.
9 Lauriston, Victor. ROMANTIC KENT: MORE THAN THREE CENTURIES OF HISTORY, 1626-1952.
Chatham, Ontario Corporation of the County of Kent 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
784 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Maroon faux leather covers with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A history of Kent County, in southwestern Ontario, covering the early pioneering days, Lord Selkirk's Baldoon Settlement, Tecumseh and Brock, the War of 1812, Rebellion of 1837, Shipbuilding on the Thames, the towns and villages, the Underground Railway, schooling, politics, the electric railway, roads, agriculture, military history, etc. etc. Old sticker glue residue at top corner of front pastedown, two small soiling marks at top corner of free front endpaper, minor edge wear, minor browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO.  (WORLD WAR II), Messenger, Charles.
10 Messenger, Charles. THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO. (WORLD WAR II)
New York Macmillan 1989 0025843915 / 9780025843912 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard and Hazel Watson, maps. 
255 pp, 11 3/4" H. Over 200 maps/battle plans in shades of black, white and red. "(T)his book provides a continuous, chronological narrative, linking the theatres and showing how each affected the others, and the way in which the protagonists were forced to adjust the deployment of armies and resources between them. Each two-page spread describes and maps a particular phase in the conflict, linking its position in the order of events to previous and subsequent topics. Graphic keys supply at-a-glance locations in time and place, while a cursor bar shows the phase of the overall conflict. The maps have been designed to complement and amplify the chronological text, presenting not only the main events but also showing peripheral and incidental information to aid the reader in forming a clear picture of the course of the war. Areas depicted have been chosen with care, to include all the zones and their implicit factors that impinged upon the decision-making of the com-manders in the field as well as their political masters. As a narrative, graphic history of the Second World War, this book will provide new insights for the expert as well as a uniquely comprehensible overview for the layman." Section headings: Introduction; The Legacy of the First World War; Just a European War; Britain Alone; Hitler Turns East; The Dark Before the Dawn; Tide on the Turn; Slowly But Surley; Europe Re-Entered; Liberation; Closing In; Victory in Europe; The Ultimate Weapon; The Legacy; Further Reading; Index. Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPLENDID HERITAGE:  HISTORICAL BUILDINGS OF ONTARIO., Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma.  Introduction by Beth Hanna.  Foreword By W. John McIntyre.
11 Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma. Introduction by Beth Hanna. Foreword By W. John McIntyre. SPLENDID HERITAGE: HISTORICAL BUILDINGS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1992 0921341504 / 9780921341505 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
144 pp, square (10 3/8" x 10 3/8"). Colour photographs. "(A) celebration of Ontario's heritage. Its many pictures provide a panoramic view of the province's architecture from the late 18th century to the Victorian era. Its text combines architectural description with the story of some of the people who built and used these buildings, including (no doubt) some local folkore along the way. In other words, it is not a book for scholars; but rather, a book intended for all people who love old buildings and a book which may help to inspire interest among those who may never have stopped to look at an old building before." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
12 Nutting, Wallace. With poems by Mildred Hobbs. MAINE BEAUTIFUL. A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN.
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 63:  COLDITZ., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.  (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al
13 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 63: COLDITZ.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1989 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
53 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: Colditz; John Gillespie Magee (High Flight). Interior - bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two tiny edge tears with creases (archivally taped) on front cover, very small corner creases on covers, small old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Reynolds, James. GALLERY OF GHOSTS.
New York Creative Age Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - James Reynolds. Inscribed
295 pp, 10 11/16" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Boldly inscribed on half title page: "Good Fortune / James Reynolds", with single underscore and a star beneath. Vividly coloured endpapers in shades of black, red, grey, yellow and green, showing castle, banners and spears. Colour frontispiece and 23 full-page b&w illustrations - one preceding each story. These tales of hauntings come from England, France, Belgium, Portugal, Holland, Italy, Saxony, Hungary, Norway, India and the United States. Minor rubbing on boards, light fading to spine color, three small corner bumps, slight toning to page margins, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
15 Sandon, John. MILLER'S COLLECTING PORCELAIN.
London Miller's 2002 1840006137 / 9781840006131 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
160 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color. "A comprehensive introduction to the invention of porcelain and how it is manufactured is provided, including the factory processes involved in making the items, as well a details of what to look for and where to find it. Over 320 full-color photographs illustrate the diversity of porcelain available, with feature tint-boxes on useful collecting information and advice. Fakes and reproductions are uncovered and helpful tips are given on how to care for and display your procelain collection." Very minor rubbing to dust jacket. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
16 Slaney, Catherine. Foreword by Dr. Daniel G. Hill III. FAMILY SECRETS: CROSSING THE COLOUR LINE.
Toronto Natural Heritage Books, Toronto, (2003). 2003 1896219829 / 9781896219820 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Inscribed by Author
249 pp, 8vo (9" H). INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE, 'TO JOHN, ALL THE BEST CATHERINE SLANEY'. B&w photographs. "Catherine Slaney grew to womanhood unaware of her celebrated Black ancestors. An unanticipated meeting was to change her life. Her great-great grandfather was Dr. Anderson R. Abbott, the first Canadian-born Black to graduate from medical school in Toronto in 1861. In 'Family Secrets' (she) narrates her journey along the trail of her family tree, back through the era of slavery and the plight of fugitive slaves, the Civil War, the Elgin settlement near Chatham, Ontario, and the Chicago years. Why did some of her family identify with the Black community while othes did not? What role did 'passing' play? Personal anecdotes and excerpts from archival Abbott family papers enliven the historical context of this compelling account of a family dealing with an unknown past. An important contribution to African-Canadian history, this moving and uplifting story demonstrates that understanding one's identity requires first the embracing of the past." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear at top of rear hinge area, small faint crease at top corner of rear cover - migrates into last few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 30.  JANUARY 1984.  (FLY PAST.), Twite, Mike, ed.  (Bob Ogden, Mike Twite, Philip Chinnery, Peter Cooksley, Ken Ellis, Frank Robinson, Peter Smith, Jeff Ethell, R Wallace Clarke, Andy Saunders, Stuart McKay, Stewart Evans.)
17 Twite, Mike, ed. (Bob Ogden, Mike Twite, Philip Chinnery, Peter Cooksley, Ken Ellis, Frank Robinson, Peter Smith, Jeff Ethell, R Wallace Clarke, Andy Saunders, Stuart McKay, Stewart Evans.) FLYPAST. NO. 30. JANUARY 1984. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1984. 
68 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages color. Contents: FotoPost; Halberstadts in Virginia (WWI Halberstadts for sale); B-17 Sortie (flight of Sally B and RAF Museum' s B-17); Aladdin's Cave of Arizona (Pima Museum); Harriet Quimby - the 'Dresden Doll' (first woman to fly the Channel); Preservation Project: Viscount Whisky-Fox (Vickers Viscount); Catalina Rescue (search for survivors of sunken ship); Di v e B o m b e r (Curtis SBC series); Aviation Archaeology (wrecks); Preservation News; Meteor Retirement (Meteor T8 VZ467, Britain's first jet fighter); Warbird Heaven (Oshkosh Show); Weapons of the Royal Air Force (Rolls-Royce 40mm cannon); Light ni ng s o n Ic e (s ix P-38 Lightnings buried beneath Greenland's ice cap); Corsair from the Lake; Wonderful Amy (Amy Johnson - DH Moth Club provided aeroplanes for film); Zorn....crash cameraman (American WWII photographer who recorded life on Ea st Ang li a a ir fie ld s). I n terior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, light wear on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, light browning to edges of tex tblo ck. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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