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GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
1 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - edge wear, light rubbing with faint line indentations on rear cover, very small and small corner creases on covers, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
2 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE YOUNG ARDIZZONE:  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FRAGMENT., Ardizzone, Edward.
3 Ardizzone, Edward. THE YOUNG ARDIZZONE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FRAGMENT.
London Studio Vista 1970 289797721 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Edward Ardizzone. 
144 pp, 10" H. "The story (Ardizzone) tells here is of his own childhood up to the time he started his career as an artist. Evoking a period as well as having a lot of fun remembering, it is fragmentary, charming and very much alive, sometimes because a particular character, escapade or adventure is sharply etched in his memory, sometimes, on the contrary, because the edges are blurred and the episode or person half-forgotten. Like his children's books, there are illustrations on every page, half of them in colour and half in black and white. Many of these drawings (which were all made specially for this book) are among his best work and together with the text they make up a unique 'autobiograpical fragment' - a kind of children's book for grown ups, which the publishers think that a great many children will also enjoy if their parents allow them to read it." Edward Ardizzone "is probably best-known and most-loved for the Tim and Lucy books which he wrote himself as well as illustrated." Bump at top of rear hinge, very light lean to spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine and at top edge of front panel, light toning to spine and top of front panel - very light toning elsewhere, light wrinkling at bottom of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DOLLS' HOUSE GARDENER:  FEATURING 8 GARDEN PLANS IN 1/12 SCALE., Barnard, Lionel & Hinchcliffe, Michael.
4 Barnard, Lionel & Hinchcliffe, Michael. THE DOLLS' HOUSE GARDENER: FEATURING 8 GARDEN PLANS IN 1/12 SCALE.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1999 0715307797 / 9780715307793 Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w plans, drawings, color photographs. "(Presents) eight wonderful designs in a range of period styles, including a formal Georgian garden, a rustic garden, a Victorian rooftop conservatory, an Edwardian summer house and a contemporary lighted deck garden. Each garden is pictured in detail in large, sumptuous colour photographs accompanied by a clear plan and diagrams. The comprehensive instructions on assembly are practical and straightforward, offering encouragement to expert and novice model-makers alike." Light waviness to edges of textblock, book very slightly cocked. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LOUIS WAIN'S CATS., Beetles, Chris.  With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton.
5 Beetles, Chris. With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton. LOUIS WAIN'S CATS.
Cambridge Worth Press 2011 1849310262 / 9781849310260 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Louis Wain. 
256 pp, square small 10to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions of Wain's art. "During their heyday, in the time before the First World War, Louis Wain's cats, dressed as humans, portrayed (the) stylish Edwardian world having fun; at restaurants and tea parties, going to the Races and the Seaside, celebrating Christmas and Birthdays, and disporting themselves with exuberant games of tennis, bowls, cricket and football. This is a titillating world of cats at play, uninhibited and slightly dangerous, with most group activities likely to turn into mishap, mayhem and catastrophe. This is Wain's world, funny, edgy and animated; a whole cat world. The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain's work was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable and collected worldwide. This new biography will show many images for the first time ever, amongst 300 plates of richness and variety, all of which are reproduced faithfully from the original artwork." Dust jacket has tiny wrinkles at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few slight wrinkles on front flap 
Price: 120.00 USD
 
 
SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD., Booth, J.B.  Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale.
6 Booth, J.B. Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale. SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD.
T. Werner Laurie, London, 1938, first edition. 
284 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "For more than a generation 'The Pink 'Un', as 'The Sporting Times' was familiarly known, occupied a position unique in the journalistic world - a position which no p aper to-day has achieved. It was more than a mere journal for the sportsman and man about town; it established itself as a social centre of a highly specialized nature, and its readers constituted a species of home and overseas club, whose b o n d o f fellowship was good humour and good sportsmanship..." Chapter headings: The "Pink 'Un" World; The "Pink 'Un" and the Stage; The Actor-Managers; Adelphi Days; The Old School of Dramatists; "The Lane"; Benefits and "Commands"; Disillusion ; A Co a ch -B a ck Ride; Character Studies; Artist and Author; Luck of the Game; Tips and Systems; Two Great Races; Low Finance; Turf Humours. Gift inscription and notation on free front end paper, moderate browning on end papers, slight browning to p age s, bo ok li ghtly cocked, book lightly cracked at several places - pages holding firmly, small slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small tears and a few chips - mai nly at top /bo ttom of sp ine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling/soft creasing, fading to spine color and slightly at edges, tiny ink smudge on rear panel, old tape residue at top edge - mainly on inside surface. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS., Brown, Jane.
7 Brown, Jane. LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS.
London Viking 1996 0670858714 / 9780670858712 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "The great architect and his architecture are well known, but what about his patrons, his clients? Who were they? Why did they build? What did they pay for their buildings? From his earliest patrons, a stream of repressed gentlewomen of intelligence and means, through a galaxy of Edwardian heroes and villains, this book tells their stories. Some of them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyen's clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, the beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. The complex networking of families and friends threads through the events and settings of Edwardian society, like a richly patterned embroidery. Everything of significance that Lutyens did had its roots in the Edwardian decade - and his clients turn out to be both the triumph and the tragedy of his career. (L)avishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from family archives all over England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, slight browning to spine, edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE WHITE DOE., Church, Richard.  Illustrated by John Ward R.A.
8 Church, Richard. Illustrated by John Ward R.A. THE WHITE DOE.
Heinemann, London, 1968, first edition. 
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "There is a tangled web of personal relationships between Tom the woodman's son, Billy Lander the son of the squire and boorish Harold Sims who causes trouble between them. Tom makes friends with a girl in a snowstorm, only to find she is Harold's sister. A crisis is reached when Tom and Harold confront one another during Christmas festivities at the Hall. But while these human problems trouble Tom he has anot h e r a b s o r b ing interest: the doe in the woods who comes and goes unpredictably with her mate and later with her fawn. It is a threat to the fawn which brings the latent hostility between the boys to a climax. The life of the seasons, in fo re st a n d by t he s ea -shore, plays a vivid part in this drama of suspense and final triumph of character." Small crease at bottom corner of half-title page, small scuff at top of rear board with very light trailing rub mark down board. Dust ja cke t h as v ery li ght ed ge wear/wrinkling, one very small tear and several tiny chips. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY:  THE LOST LEGACY OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE., Countess of Carnarvon.  (Lady Fiona Carnarvon.)
9 Countess of Carnarvon. (Lady Fiona Carnarvon.) LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY: THE LOST LEGACY OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE.
London Hodder & Stoughton 2011 1444730827 / 9781444730821 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page (signature only). "Almina was the illegitimate daughter of banking tycoon Alfred de Rothschild. She was his only daughter and he doted on her. She married the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, at 19, with an enormous dowry. At first, life at Highclere was a dizzying mix of sumptuous banquets for 500 and even the occasional royal visitor. Almina oversaw 80 members of staff - many of whom came from families who had worked at Highclere for generations. But when the First World War broke out, life at Highclere, both upstairs and downstairs, changed forever. History intervened and Almina and the staff of Highclere were thrown into one of the most turbulent times of the last century. Almina was forced to draw on her deepest reserves of courage in order to ensure her family, the staff and the castle survived. This is the remarkable story of a lost time. But Highclere remains and in this book, Lady Carnarvon weaves Almina's journey and those of her family into the heritage and history of one of England's most exquisite Victorian stately homes." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor to very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A PROSPECT OF GRAY'S INN., Cowper, Francis.  Foreword by Hon. Sir William McNair.
10 Cowper, Francis. Foreword by Hon. Sir William McNair. A PROSPECT OF GRAY'S INN.
Stevens & Sons, London, 1951, first edition. 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. Presents "a view over the long and varied history of Gray's Inn from the Middle Ages till to-day. For the lover of London and the social historian, no less than for the lawyers, the f ascination of the Inns of Court is irresistible. But this is more than a story of an Inn of Court and its members, or even of its six centuries of change in the shape of our legal system and the ways of the lawyers at study, at work and at p l a y . H ere Gray's Inn, starting as a manor house in the fields outside London, grows and changes as the city reaches out to enclose it. It feels the impact of religious change and civil war. Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian L on do n gr ow up around it. The bombs of two wars devastate it. Yet through every transformation its continuity is unbroken. And the Author demonstrates the essential part which that continuity plays in safeguarding the conception of freedom un der th e rul e o f wa r." Scattered tiny light foxing marks throughout pages, foxing on endpapers and edges of textblock, dust soiling on top of textblock, small closed tear (archivally taped) at top of pages 113 to 130, light edge rubbing, f ain t di scol or atio n on c l oth on boards. Dust jacket has light browning and scattered foxing, light edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears - some with creases. Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GIRLS GROWING UP IN LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ENGLAND., Dyhouse, Carol.
11 Dyhouse, Carol. GIRLS GROWING UP IN LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ENGLAND.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1981, first edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071000821X "Girls learn about 'femininity' from childhood onwards, first through their relationships with the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector's reports, Carol Dyhouse studies the socialization of middle- and working-class girls in late-Victorian and early-Edwardian England. She traces the ways in which schooling at all social levels at this time tended to r e i n f o r c e lessons in the sexual division of labour and patterns of authority between men and women, which girls had already learned at home. In Elementary Schools, social anxieties about 'National Efficiency', high infant-mortality figures a nd a d ec li ni ng b i rth-rate helped to shape the curriculum offered to working-class girls through the period 1870-1920. The author then focuses on the emergence of a social psychology of adolescent girlhood in the early-twentieth century wit h i ts edu cat ion al imp lic at ions. Finally, she examines the relationship between feminism and girls' education through the period studied." Small faint area of soiling on fornt board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bott om o f s pine and fla p-f olds , fa din g to spine color - lettering very legible, blank label on front flap, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE PITY OF WAR.  EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I., Ferguson, Niall.
12 Ferguson, Niall. THE PITY OF WAR. EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I.
Basic Books, New York, 1999, book club edition. 
563 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, tables, graphs. "More than four million Americans were mobilized in 1917-18, of whom more than 100,000 were killed - double the number who died in Vietnam. This was the fir st, bloody step on the road to globalism which would characterize our foreign policy for the rest of the twentieth century. Even American literature was transformed by the impact of the war on writers like Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Internat i o n a l l y , more than any other event, the First World War made the twentieth century what it was: It toppled the four great empires of the Old World and left a fifth - the British - mortgaged to the hilt. More than nine million men lost their li ve s, y et n on e of its stated objectives were met. Rather, it spawned seven decades of Communist rule in Russia, the rise of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, and the horror of the Holocaust. Now, as the century draws to a close, the time is righ t f or a r adi cal re ass essment of the 'Great War'. In (this book, the author) explodes the myths of 1914-18. He argues that the fatal conflict between Britain and Germany was far from inevitable. It was Britain's declaration of war that needl essl y t urne d a cont inen tal conflict into a world war, and it was Britain's economic mismanagement and military inferiority that necessitated American involvement, forever altering the global balance of power. Ferguson vividly brings back to li fe on e of the semi nal c atast roph es of the century, not through a dry citation of chronological chapter and verse, but through a series of brilliant chapters that answer the key questions: Why did the war start? Why did it continue? And why did it st op? How d id th e Germ ans ma nage to kill more soldiers than they lost but still end up defeated in November 1918? Above all, why did men fight?" Minor rubbing, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear and minor browni ng o n spin e. Ve ry Good +/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 8. EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE EDWARDIAN AGE AND THE INTER-WAR YEARS.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Wilfrid Mellers, Rupert Hildyard, Jacques Berthoud, Simon Pepper, Michael Kennedy, Richard Cork, John Beer, John Summerson, Neil Sinyard, Gillian Naylor, Frank Whitehead.
13 Ford, Boris, ed. Wilfrid Mellers, Rupert Hildyard, Jacques Berthoud, Simon Pepper, Michael Kennedy, Richard Cork, John Beer, John Summerson, Neil Sinyard, Gillian Naylor, Frank Whitehead. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 8. EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE EDWARDIAN AGE AND THE INTER-WAR YEARS.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
348 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Edwardian Age and the Inter-War Years; Literature and Drama; The Garden City; Music; The Visual Arts; The 'Civilization' of Bloomsbury; Architecture; Grierson and the Documentary Film; Design and Industry; John Laing's Sunnyfields Estate, Mill Hill; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AN EDWARDIAN CHRISTMAS., Goodall, John S.
14 Goodall, John S. AN EDWARDIAN CHRISTMAS.
Macmillan, London, 1977, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (5 1/2" H x 7 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333220781 A picture book without text, by the artist known for his charming illustrations of some of Miss Read's novels of English village life. In this book, his marvelously detailed colour illustrations take us through an Edwardian Christmas, from the arrival by steam train of visitors to an English country house, through decorating the house and church and all the other preparations, to the excitement of opening stockings on Christmas morning, Christmas dinner, games, the hunt meet, skating and visiting. Next come the preparations for a costume ball (and the servants' celebrations 'below stairs'), followed by sledding, sales, theatre and home entertainments before the house party breaks up and we watch the train hurry away across a snowy countryside. Tiny scuff on front panel. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Greenhill, Basil and Giffard, Ann. VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN SHIPS AND HARBOURS FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.
B.T. Batsford, London, (1984), reprint. 
Unpaginated, small 4to (10" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. 125 b&w photographs of Victorian and Edwardian ships and harbours. Contents: The North-east Coast; The East Coast; London River; The South Coast; The Bristol Channel - the English Shore ; Wales; Liverpool and the North West; Scotland. Interior - previuos owners name/date on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - a few tiny light marks on rear board, slight fading to spine and rear hinge area. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HIGH ENDEAVOUR:  THE LIFE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN, GCB, KBE, DFC, AFC., Ivelaw-Chapman, John.  (Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman.)
16 Ivelaw-Chapman, John. (Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman.) HIGH ENDEAVOUR: THE LIFE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN, GCB, KBE, DFC, AFC.
London Leo Cooper 1993 0850523168 / 9780850523164 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
164 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman was a remarkable man who had the good fortune to be born in an era when his particular talents were allowed to develop to the full. Just old enough to take part in the earliest days of aerial combat in the First World War, he was in uniform until well after the jet engine had taken command of the skies. His son John, who has edited his memoirs, makes clear that Sir Ronald was a typical Edwardian English Gentleman. This, he explains, is vital to the understanding of the man. The moral precepts of the Edwardian era remained with Sir Ronald throughout his life, and if some of them seem stiff and outdated in these more relaxed days, they certainly sustained him throughout a long and adventurous career. The book not only covers the most vital years in the development of the RAF in which Sir Ronald played a significant part but is also packed with drama at high level. Not many Englishmen, let alone future Air Marshals, were ever under sentence of death at the orders of Sir Winston Churchill himself. Sir Ronald has been well served by his editor. His son is never blinded by filial respect and, as he served in the Royal Air Force himself, he is familiar with the Service background. He is also qualified to explain what it was that made his father and the military men of that generation a unique band of Happy Warriors whose loyalty and service to the British Crown is already a fading memory." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing, two tiny scuffs on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HIGH ENDEAVOUR:  THE LIFE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN, GCB, KBE, DFC, AFC., Ivelaw-Chapman, John.  (Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman.)
17 Ivelaw-Chapman, John. (Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman.) HIGH ENDEAVOUR: THE LIFE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN, GCB, KBE, DFC, AFC.
London Leo Cooper 1993 0850523168 / 9780850523164 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
164 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman was a remarkable man who had the good fortune to be born in an era when his particular talents were allowed to develop to the full. Just old enough to take part in the earliest days of aerial combat in the First World War, he was in uniform until well after the jet engine had taken command of the skies. His son John, who has edited his memoirs, makes clear that Sir Ronald was a typical Edwardian English Gentleman. This, he explains, is vital to the understanding of the man. The moral precepts of the Edwardian era remained with Sir Ronald throughout his life, and if some of them seem stiff and outdated in these more relaxed days, they certainly sustained him throughout a long and adventurous career. The book not only covers the most vital years in the development of the RAF in which Sir Ronald played a significant part but is also packed with drama at high level. Not many Englishmen, let alone future Air Marshals, were ever under sentence of death at the orders of Sir Winston Churchill himself. Sir Ronald has been well served by his editor. His son is never blinded by filial respect and, as he served in the Royal Air Force himself, he is familiar with the Service background. He is also qualified to explain what it was that made his father and the military men of that generation a unique band of Happy Warriors whose loyalty and service to the British Crown is already a fading memory." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, two tiny dents on front hinge and one on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY., Judd, Denis.
18 Judd, Denis. THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY.
St. Martin's, New York, 1975. 
207 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(T)ells the public and private story of an unusual 'rake's progress'. For the first sixty years of his life Edward had fought against respectability and - in so doing - confirmed the low opinion of him held by his mother, Queen Victoria. Yet, by the time of his death in 1910 only nine years after succeeding to the throne, he had become the symbol of security to a society which was uncertain and deeply divided within itself. Kept i n ignorance of State affairs by his mother, Edward spent his life as Prince of Wales pursuing pleasure and freely indulging his passions for the chase. Horses, yachts, cars and spas were among his favorite pastimes, while scandalous liaisons with ' professional beauties' nearly proved his undoing. Succinctly and entertainingly, with the aid of 250 photographs, prints and drawings, (the author) describes the life and reign of one of England's most flamboyant kings. In private life Edward VI I was a devoted husband to Alexandra and an excellent father to their children (the future George V called him 'my best friend and the best of fathers'), and once he was in office his conviviality and natural gift for diplomacy proved invaluable in en ding Britain's policy of 'splendid isolation'. It was only fitting that he should give his name to an era." Previous owner's small Christmas notation, place, date and signature on free front endpaper along with a faint erased pencil mark; light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine along with light wear. Dust jacket has light wear/tiny tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small sticker removal marks on front flap, light fading to color on panels, some ar eas of light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE.  VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2.  2 VOLUME SET., Kalman, Harold.
19 Kalman, Harold. A HISTORY OF CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE. VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1994 0195406966 / 9780195406962 First Editions Hard Cover Near Fine 
Volume 1 - 478 pp. Volume 2 - pagination runs 479-933 pp. 2 volume set - 10" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, architectual drawings/floor plans. Volume 1 Contents: The First Buildings; New France; British and American Settlement on the Atlantic Coast; Classicism in Upper and Lower Canada; Building for Communications, Defence, and Commerce; The Return to the Past: The Victorian Revivals; Early Building on the Prairies; The Settlement of the West Coast; Notes; Bibliographies on the History of Canadian Architecture; Glossary; Index of Canadian Buildings; General Index. Volume 2 Contents: The Railway and the Opening of the West; Building the Young Dominion; Domestic Archi-tecture; Town Planning; The True North; Architecture Between the Wars; Modern Architecture and Beyond; Notes; Bibliographies on the History of Canadian Architecture; Glossary; Index of Canadian Buildings; General Index. May require extra postage is shipping outside Canada/U.S.A. Minor edge wear to boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
COCKNEY DING DONG., Keeping, Charles.
20 Keeping, Charles. COCKNEY DING DONG.
Kestrel Books / EMI Music Publishing, Harmondsworth / London, 1975. 
190 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0722650612 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with Charles Keepings wonderful drawings of London and Londoners of the past. "Charles Keeping, one of Britain's finest illustrators, was brou ght up in Vauxhall, South London, where a Saturday-night sing song (or 'ding dong', as it was called) was part of the way of life. Over many years, including the height of the Blitz, these sing songs scarcely varied in style or content. A r m e d w i t h plenty of beer and food, the family gathered in the parlour to sing and dance to their favourite songs, each member of the family being expected to sing the song that 'belonged' to him. Charles Keeping has now brought together and l ov in gl y i ll us tr ated many of these songs. They come from a variety of sources: from Edwardian music hall, from the First World War trenches, from the American dance hall, or, quite simply, from the streets. And they take in a complete ra nge of mo ods , fro m t he sen timental 'My Old Dutch' to the favourite Cockeny dance song, 'Knees Up Mother Brown'. Musical notation, for guitar and piano, and full lyrics are given for each song. But this is a book to treasure as much as to us e - Char les Keep in g's deli ght ful illustrations, whether they are portraying characters from the songs or members of the family singing, help to capture a part of Cockney life that is fast disappearing." Previous owner's small stamp on front pa sted own; a se ries of tiny hole s fr om t o to bottom on pages 81 to 88 - also a small area of creases on these pages and an area of ink smudging on page 88 - probably caused by printing/maunfacturing process; book lightly cocked; two tiny corner bumps . Du st ja cket has very light wrin kling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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