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1 Bahrampour, Firouz. TURKEY: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION.
Theo. Gaus' Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1967. 
100 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Historical Background; Period of the First Turkish Republic 1923-60; The Revolution of May 27, 1960; The Provisional Government of Turkey and the Committee of National Unity 1960-61; Birth of the Second Turkish Republic; Turkish Establishment and the Emergin Structure of Modern Turkish Society; Problems of Social and Economic Development; Turkish Foreign Policy. Previous owner's name at top of front pastedown, pages browning lightly, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is worn, with chips, tears, old tape repair, browning, but all text is complete and it is now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/Fair 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
2 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
William Kimber, London, 1960, second edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that th e credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Mi n i s t e r had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years o f ne gl ec t a nd traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professiona l c on ser vat ism . H e shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try t o sa ve the Midd le E as t a nd its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the ' Torch ' l andi ngs i n Fre nch Nor th Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first tim e. Th e au thor discus ses th e pl ans f or Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not o wing to rain , but to the hesita nt, ' broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor w rinkli ng at top/bott om of sp ine, o ne pag e with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-fold s, two ed ge tear s with creases - old tap e repai r, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SMUG MINORITY., Berton, Pierre.
3 Berton, Pierre. THE SMUG MINORITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
160 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is a book about freedom - and the lack of it - in Canada: freedom from useless and often degrading toil; freedom from want and freedom from ignorance. It is Berton's thesis, documented by public statments made over the past generation, that a smug minority of business and political leaders has conspired to inhibit that freedom. The author indicts his fellow countrymen for failing to invest in human beings in the same way that they invest in power plants, highways, and gold mines. His researches into poverty in Canada and into the inequalities of the education system will shock a good many readers just as his theories on work and leisure will enrage others raised in the Calvinist ethic. The book ranges over a wide variety of topics: the hippie movement in Toronto's Yorkville village - the author's personal experiences in a Yukon mining camp - the future of educational television in Canada - and the Chamber of Commerce's abortive 'Operation Freedom' campaign. But always Berton hammers on his central theme - that the nation has been held back by an inbred power-elite: 'Selfish, narrow, short-sighted men unable to grasp the vision of the future, imprisoned by a bookkeeping attitude to life, creeping silently and blindly along at the tag end of the parade of progress'." Small stamp mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing - mostly on rear panel, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. THE LITTLE BAND: THE CLASHES BETWEEN THE COMMUNISTS AND THE POLITICAL AND LEGAL ESTABLISHMENT IN CANADA, 1928-1932.
Ottawa Deneau 0888790716 / 9780888790712 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
247 pp, 9 1/4" H. "In 1921, a 'little band' of disparate activists formed the Communist Party of Canada. Civil authorities across the country reacted with fear, even though R.C.M.P. officers described the party as 'a handful of ineffective English-speaking leaders, a negligible French-speaking element, an isolated Jewish element, with the agitators drawn from the Finnish and Ukrainian immigrants, whose benevolent societies paid for the Party's maintenance'. (This book) documents the ensuing clashes between the Canadian communists and Canada's political and legal establishments, from 1928 to 1932. Dr. Betcherman skillfully recreates the excitement of street fights and court cases, culminating in the spectacular trial of communist Tim Buck. (She) interviewed Communist Party members, Crown attorneys and Defence lawyers of the period, and was granted access to rare transcripts of trials, appeals and correspondence in compiling this, the first detailed and thoroughly entertaining history of these events." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps. Dust hacket has very light edge wear and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge, tiny scuffs on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME XVI - 1985.  (VOLUME 16.), Boyd, W.E.; Breeze, David J.; Dobson, Brian; Evans, Edith; Dowdell, G.; Thomas, H.J.; Hutchinson, J.N.; Poole, Cynthia; Lambert, N.; Bromhead, E.N.; Jackson, Ralph; Jenkins, Ian; Wright, R.P.; Welsby, D.A.; Todd, Malcolm; Stephens, G.R.; Maxwell, et
5 Boyd, W.E.; Breeze, David J.; Dobson, Brian; Evans, Edith; Dowdell, G.; Thomas, H.J.; Hutchinson, J.N.; Poole, Cynthia; Lambert, N.; Bromhead, E.N.; Jackson, Ralph; Jenkins, Ian; Wright, R.P.; Welsby, D.A.; Todd, Malcolm; Stephens, G.R.; Maxwell, et BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME XVI - 1985. (VOLUME 16.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1985. 
370 pp + 28 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; John Gillam: A Bibliography, 1939-84; Palaeobotanical Eviden ce from Mollins; Roman Military Deployment in North England; A Third-Century Maritime Establishment at Cold Knap, Barry, South Glamorgan; Combined Archaeological and Geotechnical Investigations of the Roman Fort at Lympne, Kent; Cosmetic Se t s f r o m L ate Iron Age and Roman Britain; A Group of Silvered Horse-Trappings from Xanten ('Castra Vetera'); Auchendavy Roman Fort and Settlement; Two 'Topoi' in the 'Agricola'; Fortlets and Distance Slabs on the Antonine Wall; Civic Aqueducts i n B ri ta in ; T he Roman Fort at Bury, Barton, Devonshire; Pottery Production in Muncaster, Eskdale in the Second Century A.D.; Official Tile-Stamps from London which cite the Province of Britain; Notes: Iron Age 'Coin Moulds' - A Miniature Bro nze A xe fr om Tid di ng ton , Warwickshire - An Inscribed Intaglio - A Decorative Bronze Applique from Silchester - A Bronze Lion from Hanbury, Worcestershire - Romano-British Fields and Farms in the Vale of Glamorgan - A Gold Ring from Littlecot e Pa rk - A Rev ise d Re sto rat ion of the Inscription on the Mosaic Pavement found in the Temple of Lydney Park, Gloucestershire; Roman Britain in 1983: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Inte rio r - clean and tigh t wi th n o pr evious ownership marks. Exterior - book is very slightly cocked, very light edge wear, small surface paper loss at bottom of rear cover, soft crease at top of rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
6 Brimelow, Peter. THE PATRIOT GAME: NATIONAL DREAMS & POLITICAL REALITIES.
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
7 Cain, W.C.; Zavitz, E.J.; Rorke, L.V. REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER 1933. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1934.
Toronto Herbert H. Ball 1934 Hard Cover Very Good - 
140 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys in Progress; Ditto Completed; Statement of Muncipal Surveys Ordered; Ditto Confirmed; Retracement part Interprovincial Boundary of Ontario and Quebec; Traverse Southerly Portion James Bay and Parts Moose and Harricanaw Rivers; Survey Base and Meridian Lines, District of Cochrane; Re-establishment of Township Lines at their Intersection with C.P.R., Districts of Algoma and Thunder Bay; Survey Township of Horden, District of Cochrane; Survey North Boundary of Townships of Gould, Grassett, 175 and Boundary between 176 and 182, District of Algoma; Survey South Part of Township of McKay, County Renfrew; Forestry Branch Report: Forest Fire Protection / Report of Director of Air Service / Reforestation. Slight toning to edges of pages, very light browning on rear endpapers, light soiling on boards, areas of tiny scuff marks on boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
BLOKES: THE BAD BOYS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE., Castronovo, David.
8 Castronovo, David. BLOKES: THE BAD BOYS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.
Continuum, New York, 2009. 
197 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780826428325 "They came from unpromising places and unglamorous backgrounds. They crashed the Establishment party in one generation, raided the citadels of culture, and brought their idioms, themes, and passions to the center of British life. The blokes were writers who revitalized British drama, fiction, poetry, and criticism. This book is the story, told in a series of profiles, of New Britannia. The cast of characters includes playwrights John Osborne and Arnold Wesker, novelist Kingsley Amis, critic Kenneth Tynan, poet Philip Larkin, fiction writer Alan Sillitoe, plus lesser-known figures such as John Braine, David Storey, Stan Barstow, and Keith Waterhouse - up to more contemporary writers like Martin Amis and Nick Hornby. The central idea of this book is how these writers, and others, transformed British heritage - how they worked with the materials of their own backgrounds, the class system, tradition, and artistic convention to make new art. They took their place in a long line of writers who thrived on grit: Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence. (It) is an entertaining and insightful survey of a group of disparate writers who had a profound and enduring impact upon British literary culture." Very light rubbing on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE.  THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.  VOLUME II (2 - TWO)., Douglas, W.A.B.
9 Douglas, W.A.B. THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE. THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. VOLUME II (2 - TWO).
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1986. 
797 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. ISBN 0802025846 Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps (some fold-out). "From a small militia organization the Canadian air force had grown by 1945 into one of the country's three major autonomous military services. In this second volume of the RCAF's official history, covering the years from 1918 to 1945, W.A.B. Douglas chronicles the force's rapid growth and provides a vivid portrait of the Battle of the At lantic as it was fought from the eastern shores of Canada. Military necessity had brought Canada into the air age. In the peaceful 1920s, civil more than military concerns governed the shape, size, and functions of the RCAF; in the followi n g d e c a d e the rise of international tensions forced the service to concentrate on its military role. During the Second World War the RCAF grew from a few hundred airmen to a force of some eighty squadrons and nearly a quarter of a million pe op le . RC AF s qu adrons, wings, and groups took their place beside other Allied air forces in many theatres of the Second World War, and in the process acquired capabilities in virtually every phase of air warfare. The roots of the RCAF's growi ng rep ut a tio n i n o ver seas theatres, especially in the Northwest Europe campaign, were to be found at home. Responsible for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, the RCAF trained large numbers of other Commonwealth and Allied air men as we ll a s Ca nadi ans. Charged with the air defence of Canada, it built up a big Home War Establishment which fought on the Pacific Coast and also played a significant part in the defeat of enemy attempts to destroy Allied shipping, par ticu larl y i n t he Ba ttle of th e Atl antic. The latter was a crucial role, sustaining Great Britain and the Allied forces in Europe. Directed from headquarters at Halifax, aircraft of Eastern Air Command ranged from the St Lawrence River to mi d-oce an, u ltim atel y thwa rting Germa n U-bo ats that nearly severed the North Atlantic under British Command. Douglas's account is the first to give proper credit to the RCAF for the part it played in these operations. It also incorporates ne w info rmatio n on perso nalitie s, tec hnology , and i ntelligence." A heavy volume which may require extra postage. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small area of color loss on front board, very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacke t has l ight ed ge we ar/wri nkling w ith a f ew tiny closed t ears, light fading to spine color, light browning at top edge of flaps, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
10 Finley, Gerald. GEORGE HERIOT: POSTMASTER-PAINTER OF THE CANADAS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1983 0802055842 / 9780802055842 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good George Heriot. 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w reproductions. "George Heriot (1759-1839), a Scot, is best known as a skilled landscape watercolourist and as the contentious deputy postmaster general of British North America from 1800 to 1816. He was also a travel writer and a poet. In this volume, a combination of biography and art history, Gerald Finaly presents, for the first time, a rounded picture of Heriot, revealing his motives and ideals while also illuminating the texture of life in Canada during the early years of settlement. In describing Heriot's several roles as artist, administrator, patriot, spy, Fnley presents a portrait of an eighteenth-century gentleman whose superficial desires were for an active public life but whose deeper yearnings were for a life of contemplation. This volume serves to recognize Heriot's artistic achievement and to accord him the place he deserves in the history of Canadian art and the country itself." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, three small faint stains on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.
11 Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by. THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO.
Toronto Champlain Society for Government of Canada/University of Toronto Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "(T)ells the history of the town of York (Toronto) from the arrival of John Graves Simcoe in 1793 through the War of 1812 until news of the peace reached its citizens in the spring of 1815. The selection of contemporary documents attempts to show why York was chosen for a settlement in the first place, the kind of community that developed, and the effect of the War on that community. Apart from the normal problems connected with the establishment of any settlement, the officials of the town of York were faced with the necessity of creating a worthy capital city for Upper Canada at a time when Kingston, because of its pre-eminence as the military and naval centre of the province and its commercial prosperity, overhadowed all other settlements. The book also illustrates the gradual integration into a corporate body of many diverse elements - senior government officials, discharged soldiers, tradesmen, labourers - so that by 1815 the characteristics of modern Toronto were beginning to be evident in York. This collection of documents and the editor's very full Introduction will provide the student of local history with much primary material and the general reader with an interesting account of the early years of the modern metropolis of Toronto. Minor wear at corners, 50% of text block edges are lightly browned. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one or two tiny edge chips and tears, light edge creases at top of rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE MILITARY ORDERS FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE EARLY FOURTEENTH CENTURIES., Forey, Alan.
12 Forey, Alan. THE MILITARY ORDERS FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE EARLY FOURTEENTH CENTURIES.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1992. 
278 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Maps. ISBN 0802076807 "The reasons for the emergence and establishment of military orders on the various borders of Western Christendom and within the West are discussed, as are the military functions and roles which they assumed. The orders made a major contribution to the defence and expansion of Western Chistendom, and this required considerable funds and reserves of manpower. This book describes the ways in which these were obtained, and giv e s a n a c count of extensive governmental machinery developed to enable the orders to carry out their tasks effectively. Although their members combined a military with a monastic way of life, the military orders are shown to have differed from o th e r re l ig i o us foundations not only in their daily routine but also in their adminstrative structure and in their predominantly lay membership." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at to p c or ne r o f cov ers - migrates into adjacent pages, very light rubbing, mnior wear at bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 52.50 USD
 
 
13 Fosten, Bryan, text and color plates by. Series editor, Martin Windrow. WELLINGTON'S INFANTRY (1). OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 114.
Osprey, London, (1990), reprint. 
40 pp + 8 pp color plates, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, reproductions, 8 pages of color plates (uniform studies). Contents: Composition of the Infantry; Commanders and Staff; Establishment; Army Life; Organization; Weapons and Equipment; Movements and Drill; Regimental Distinctions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor browning to covers, small closed tear (taped) at bottom front corner, minor rubbing. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE POWER OF TWO: CARL BREWER'S BATTLE WITH HOCKEY'S POWER BROKERS., Foster, Susan.  With Carl Brewer.  Foreword by Stevie Cameron.
14 Foster, Susan. With Carl Brewer. Foreword by Stevie Cameron. THE POWER OF TWO: CARL BREWER'S BATTLE WITH HOCKEY'S POWER BROKERS.
Fenn, Bolton, Ontario, 2005, first edition. 
341 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1551682893 B&w photographs. "One of the most compelling figures ever to lace on a pair of skates, Carl Brewer was a gifted skater and stickhandler, renowned for his ability to control the pa ce of a game and to goad opponents into costly errors. His talents made him an NHL all-star and one of the cornerstones of a Toronto Maple Leaf dynasty. But he was also a loner playing a team game, a free spirit in an era when players were expec t e d not to make waves. Teammates and management alike wrote him off as an eccentric, an enigma. At what should have been the peak of his career, he abandoned the game, embarking on a lifelong search for meaning in his life. Along the way he met S us an Foster, and together they would discover the purpose. (This is) the story of how Carl and Susan successfully battled the hockey establishment over the issue of player pensions. Together they uncovered fraud, corruption and betrayal of tru st, ul timately helping bring down the powerful Alan Eagleson." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY., Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles.
15 Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY.
New York Gramercy 1993 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Graham Johnston, Herald Painter to the Lyon Court. 
647 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illlustrated with b&w drawings, photographs, colour plates. "(A) thorough explanation of the rules governing the establishment and use of coasts of arms which includes an extraordinarily detailed compendium of the individual elements and designs in the coats of arms of England and Scotland. Because every representation has a specific meaning, based on recognized historical interpretation, Fox-Davies has divided the book into chapters on such symbols as beasts, birds, trees, flowers, crests, crowns, coronets, badges, and mottoes. The inheritance pattern of each heraldic symbol is described and there is an explanation of what happens when one noble family intermarries with another and the coats of arms must be combined.." Very light browning to page margins and edges of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinge and flap-folds, minor browning on inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BLACK AJAX., Fraser, George MacDonald.
16 Fraser, George MacDonald. BLACK AJAX.
New York Carroll & Graf 1998 0786705531 / 9780786705535 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
249 pp, 9 1/4 " H. Bookplate, signed by author, affixed to half title page. "When Captain Buckley 'Mad Buck' Flashman, father of the notorious Harry, sees a black American boxer catch a fly in mid-flight, he realizes he has discovered the prize ring's best, and potentially most lucrative fighter ever. What follows in George MacDonald Fraser's colorful re-creation of Regency England is the powerful, rollicking, and moving tale of Tom Molineaux, a freed slave from New Orleans who challenged Britain's celebrated Tom Cribb. The 'Black Ajax' became no less famous a figure in England than Napoleon - and just as much a threat to the establishment - as he boxed his way into legend and created the precedent for modern black prizefighters. Bringing historical fact spiritedly to life, 'Black Ajax' shows Fraser is without question, in the words of Kingsley Amis, 'a first-rate historical novelist'." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, irregular 3" very light scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
17 Gatland, Kenneth W. and Kunesch, Anthony Ma SPACE TRAVEL.
New York Philosophical Library 1953 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good Good J.W. Wood and R.A. Smith. 
205 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, tables. "Here, described with enthusiasm and authority, is not only the whole history of rocket development from the days of the first discovery of an explosive mixture before the birth of Christ, but also the latest information on the harnessing of the tremendous new propellants available today, which may soon make journeys into space a commonplace of human life. Both (authors) are technical experts in their own fields. While their working hours are concerned with terrestrial problems, their scientific curiosity and knowledge are also beamed into the outer reaches of the Ether. They have accordingly produced a series of blueprints for the construction of an artificial satellite freely revolving in its own orbit around the Earth, and for the great liners which will take off from it on their flashing journeys to starry destinations in our own solar system and even, perhaps, beyond. There are nearly 100 (illustrations): historical records of early experiments, magnificent modern photographs of the latest achievements, and in addition a series of exciting drawings, specially made for the book, of space stations and space ships, which not only fire the imagination, but are precise in every detail." Light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1" bump/creases at bottom edge of rear board, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge, one or two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling, very small bump to bottom edge of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIKINS OF THE U OF T MEDICAL FACULTY., Godfrey, Charles.  Inscribed.
18 Godfrey, Charles. Inscribed. AIKINS OF THE U OF T MEDICAL FACULTY.
Codam, Madoc, Ontario, 1998. 
341 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0968422608 B&w plates. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(E)xplores the many factors which led to the establishment of the Medical Faculty, University of Toronto in which William Thomas Aikins played a leading role. Through the maelstrom of medical politics in the second half of the nineteenth century in Canada, W.T. Aikins emerges as the calm, steadfast leader who eventually triumphed over all obstacles and brought the University of Toronto Medical Faculty into being. To accomplish this, it was necessary to organize Ontario physicians, raise the competence and standing of medical practitioners and guide medical teaching through a crisis of faith, a revolution of physiology and a plethora of epistemologies of healing. His success set the stage for the initial wave of medical excellence in the province, which lead to the magnificent accomplishments of the first quarter of the twentieth century." Interior - soft bump at bottom edge of pages 323 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at bottom edge of rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
19 Gossage, Carolyn. A QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE: CANADA'S INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS.
Toronto Peter Martin 1977 088778156X / 9780887781568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
301 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)he first comprehensive examination of the independent schools and their role in Canadian society. Based on extensive research in neglected historical records and on hundreds of interviews from coast to coast, it documents the evolution of fifty schools across the country, sketches some of the famous (and infamous) headmasters and mistresses, and reveals the often unconventional beginnings of these Establishment establishments. No dry academic history, (it) concentrates on the people and the colour behind the grey walls: the milkman who became a headmaster by soliciting students on his rounds; the seven Anglican sisters who financed their school by selling used clothing; the school that acquired its property, an opulent nineteenth-century mansion, at a cut-rate price from a bankrupt social climber. (This) is a delight for everyone interested in Canadian education and social history." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of spine, two tiny scuffs at top of spine, a few tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HELLENISTIC AGE: A HISTORY., Green, Peter.
20 Green, Peter. THE HELLENISTIC AGE: A HISTORY.
New York Modern Library 2007 9780679642 / 9789780679644 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good+ 
199 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w maps, genealogies. "The Hellenistic era witnessed the overlap of antiquity's two great Western civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. This was the epoch of Alexander's vast expansion of the Greco-Macedonian world, the rise and fall of his successors' major dynasties in Egypt and Asia, and, ultimately, the establishment of Rome as the first Mediterranean superpower. (This book) chronicles the years 336 to 30 BCE, from the days of Philip and Alexander of Macedon to the death of Cleopatra and the final triumph of Caesar's heir, the young Augustus. Peter Green's far-ranging study covers the prevelent themes and events of those centuries: the Hellenization of an immense swath of the known world - from Egypt to India - by Alexander's conquests; the lengthy and chaotic partition of this empire by rival Macedonian marshals after Alexander's death; the decline of the polis (city-state) as the predominant political institution; and, finally, Rome's moment of transition from republican to imperial rule. - To consider the three centuries prior to the dawn of the common era in a single short volume demands a scholar with a great command of both subject and narrative line. (This) is that rare book that manages to coalesce a broad spectrum of events, persons, and themes into one brief, indispensable, and amazingly accessible survey." One introduction pages leaf with soft edge crease. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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