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TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY., Arthur, Eric.  Revised by Stephen A. Otto.
1 Arthur, Eric. Revised by Stephen A. Otto. TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056687 / 9780802056689 Third Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
315 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps, floor plans, reproductions. "First published in 1963, (this book) sparked the preservation movement of the 1960s and 1970s and became its bible. Now a new edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition. Among these are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Toronto, recently unearthed in a British library, and the architect's drawings for King's College, commissioned in 1829." Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Village and the Ancient Trails; 'As it was in the beginning'; A Late-Flowering Georgian; Prosperity and Eclecticism; Romanesque and Cast Iron; Epilogue; Notes; Appendixes: The Architectural Profession in the Nineteenth Century / Builders and Contractors / The Origins of Street Names in Toronto; Bibliography; Index; Picture Credits. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Asquith, Herbert. MOMENTS OF MEMORY: RECOLLECTIONS AND IMPRESSIONS.
London Hutchinson 1937 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good - 
382 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. The author's memories of his father, Herbert H. Asquith, Liberal Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1908-1916. Contents: Cricket at Keats Grove; Early Friends; Grasmere and London; The Journey to Scotland; Fact and Fancy; A New Outlook; Winchester; Some Oxford Characters; A Generous Settlement; Asquith and Balfour; Force and Ferment; A Poet in Revolt; The Outbreak of War; Flanders in 1915; Men and Problems; The Somme and Whitehall; Arras and Passchendaele; The Battle in the Mist; Lord Oxford in Later Years; Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump at three corners, tiny dent on fore-edge of front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2., Beckett, Ian F.W., editor.
3 Beckett, Ian F.W., editor. THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1986, first edition. 
456 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370307380 "The events at the Curragh Camp near Dublin on 20/21 March 1914, and the drama continued in London over the following nine days, have a special significance in British military his tory. The outline of the story is well enough known: Brig.-General Hubert Gough and fellow-officers in the 3rd Cavalry Brigade threatened to resign rather than implement what seemed to them a policy of coercing Ulster into accepting Irish H o m e R u l e ; Gough secured a written guarantee from J.E.B. Seely, Secretary of State for War, that the army would not be so employed; Asquith's Liberal cabinet, however, repudiated the guarantee, which led Seely to resign, along with the Chie f o f th e I mp er ia l General Staff Field Marshal Sir John French and the Adjutant General Lt-General Sir John Spencer Ewart. Although sometimes erroneously referred to as a 'Mutiny', the Curragh Incident does remain one of the very few occasion s in mo der n ti mes wh en th e army asserted itself in face of the civil power in peacetime....The Incident has hitherto generally been seen in terms either of a Liberal plot to coerce Ulster or of a military plot to thwart the democratic process. By emp hasi si ng the wide r i mpa ct of the Incident on the army, this selection of original documents illuminates a number of aspects that have gone unremarked. The army's increasing concern that it might be drawn into civil war in Ulster is ill u str ated , and th e a ccep ted v ersi on o f events in Ireland and London is shown in a new light. New evidence shows the impact of the Curragh Incident on the army outside Ireland, and on the Royal Navy's attitude. The common assumption that A sq uith 's as suming the off ice o f Secr etary of S tate for War on 31 March 1914 closed the Incident is shown here to be false - the morale of the army and the officer corps continued to be affected by the Incident and its aftermath right up to th e out break of the Great War. (Thi s book) throw s impo rtant new light both on British militay history and the ever present Irish 'problem'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, tiny stain on fron t hi nge, b ump to top of spine and r ear hin ge area, two ti ny ligh t marks on rear board, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has small color surface paper loss (scuff) with tiny perforation and heavy creasing at top of rear hi nge/s pine ar ea - mi nor edge wrinkl ing els ewhere, minor rub bing. V ery Good -/Very Good- 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (THE 2nd DRAGOONS).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Blacklock, Michael.  Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
4 Blacklock, Michael. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL SCOTS GREYS (THE 2nd DRAGOONS). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1971, first edition. 
126 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520886 B&w photographs, reproductions. Music for Regimental Quick March (The Garb of Old Gaul), Bugle Charge, and Regimental Quick March for Pipes & Drums (Highland Laddie). "At Waterlo o they charged the French shouting 'Scotland for ever!' and Sergeant Ewart captured the Eagle of the 45th French Regiment. As Napoleon exclaimed, 'Qu'ils sont terribles, ces chevaux gris', and he spoke from the heart: he was referring to t h e R o y a l Scots Greys. As it was at Waterloo, so it was at Balaclava where the Greys, as part of the Heavy Brigade, went through the Russians like a knife through butter; in South Africa, where they scattered the Boers like grass in the path of a sc yt he . T h e grey horses gave way to tanks in 1941 but the spirit of Sergeant Ewart lived on in the Second World War, and in no 'Grey' more so than Lt.-Col. Geoffrey Keyes, posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his daring raid on R omm el' s He adq uar te rs in North Africa. The story of the Royal Scots Greys - whether they are charging French, Russians or Germans as cavalry, or fighting in North Africa, Italy or North-West Europe in tanks - will stir the blood of every man who has e ver sold iere d a nd man y civilians besides." Very light cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of text block and in margins of pages, small bump to bottom ofspine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of spine, minoe edge wrink ling, very li ght brown ing a t ed ges . V ery Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE FACE OF EARLY TORONTO:  AN ARCHIVAL RECORD 1797-1936., Martyn, Lucy Booth.
5 Martyn, Lucy Booth. THE FACE OF EARLY TORONTO: AN ARCHIVAL RECORD 1797-1936.
Sutton West, Ontario Paget Press 1982 0920348246 / 9780920348246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
157 pp, oblong 8vo (9" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "(Collects) in pictorial and narrative form many of Toronto's unique early buildings, their architect-builders and the personages who significantly influenced their development. The genre of building illustrated evolves from the early Custom and Registry Offices, through the turn of the century public buildings, to the Hotels and Theatres of the 1930s. Being captured in this volume are many of the long extinct and most of the virtually unpublished faces of Toronto, including the rare appearance of sections from 'Goad's 1884 Atlas of Toronto'. This remarkable contribution to the history of York and Toronto remains invaluable to the bibliophile and historian alike. This volume reproduces numerous early drawings, watercolours, engravings and photographs. It has been indexed and cross referenced; contains a list of plates, list of artists, list of architect-builders et al." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, tiny mark on free front endpaper, minor edge rubbing, slight curl at fore-edge of boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor soiling, light browning on spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE FACE OF EARLY TORONTO:  AN ARCHIVAL RECORD 1797-1936., Martyn, Lucy Booth.
6 Martyn, Lucy Booth. THE FACE OF EARLY TORONTO: AN ARCHIVAL RECORD 1797-1936.
Sutton West, Ontario Paget Press 1982 0920348246 / 9780920348246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
157 pp, oblong 8vo (9" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "(Collects) in pictorial and narrative form many of Toronto's unique early buildings, their architect-builders and the personages who significantly influenced their development. The genre of building illustrated evolves from the early Custom and Registry Offices, through the turn of the century public buildings, to the Hotels and Theatres of the 1930s. (C)aptured in this volume are many of the long extinct and most of the virtually unpublished faces of Toronto, including the rare appearance of sections from 'Goad's 1884 Atlas of Toronto'. This remarkable contribution to the history of York and Toronto remains invaluable to the bibliophile and historian alike. This volume reproduces numerous early drawings, watercolours, engravings and photographs. It has been indexed and cross referenced; contains a list of plates, list of artists, list of architect-builders et al." Very small bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
7 Oakeshott, R. Ewart. A KNIGHT AND HIS ARMOUR.
Lutterworth Press, London, (1970), reprint. 
95 pp, 8vo, (8 1/8" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. School library copy. A lively account of European armour from the time of the Vikings until the 16th C., including simple and clear descriptions of its development from the mail of the 10th C wa rrior to the complete plate of the time of Henry VIII, and how it was made and worn. Fully illustrated with drawings by the author. Publisher's label on front pastedown. This is a school libray copy with a library stamp on the bottom of th e t e x t b lock and ghost label mark on spine only, color faded on spine and hinges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Selby, John. Foreword by Major-General F.C. Graham. THE THIN RED LINE OF BALACLAVA.
London Hamish Hamilton 1970 241019001 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
257 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "(T)he Charge (of the Light Brigade) was only a vivid firework display on the fringe of the main action. It was the Highland Brigade and in particular the 93rd Highlanders, the 'Thin Red Line' of the title, under the inspiring leadership of Sir Colin Campell who really saved the day. This new narrative of the battle, based exclusively on eye-witness reports from British, French and Russian sources, presents the conflict as a coherent whole. Here are Raglan, Cardigan, Lucan, Campbell and Scarlett; Bosquet and Canrobert; the staff officers, the surgeons, the lady spectators, the war corres-pondents, the ordinary soldiers on both sides. The political manoeuvring, the armies arriving in the Crimea, the Allied success at Alma, the ravages of cholera, Inkerman 'the soldier's battle', Tchernaya, the storming of the Redan, the siege of Sebastopol, the influence of Florence Nightingale and Maitre-chef Soyer - this is the Crimean War, a struggle which need not have taken place, which produced no decisive solution, and which demonstrated with appalling clarity the inefficiencies of the British High Command." Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge of boards, a few tiny shallow bumps to bottom edge of boards, small bump at bottom corner of rear boards - migrates into corner of approx. last 12 page leaves, minor browning to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one or two tiny edge tears, very light browning on spine and at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Smith, W.L. THE PIONEERS OF OLD ONTARIO. THE MAKERS OF CANADA SERIES.
Toronto George N. Morang 1923 Second Printing. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket M. McGillivray. 
343 pp, 8 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: Introduc-tion; From Southern Homes; Within Reach of the St. Lawrence; On the Penetang Trail; By Way of Yonge Street; When Oakville Rivalled Toronto; Working into the Flat Country; Up Bruce and Huron Way; From Father to Son; Strong Drink, Religion and Law; Heroes and Their Descendants; Index. Some pages have a rough fore-edge due to opening, page leaf 263/264 has light wrinkling at fore-edge, previous owner's date and name in ink on front free endpaper, light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few small soiling and rub marks on boards. very light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Tausky, Nancy Z. and DiStefano, Lynne D. Inscribed by both authors. Photographs by Ian MacEachern. VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE IN LONDON AND SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO: SYMBOLS OF ASPIRATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056989 / 9780802056986 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Photographs by Ian MacEachern. Inscribed by authors.
493 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H). INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "BEST WISHES FROM NANCY Z. TAUSKY 7 DEC. 1986 / WITH GOOD WISHES - LYNNE D. DISTEFANO 7 DECEMBER 1986". "Beginning with a discussion of the area's history, (the authors) explore the work of the most prominent architectural firm in Victorian London (Ontario) - Robinson, Tracy, Durand and Moore - and its role in the development of southwestern Ontario. From their focus on specific architects emerges a broader picture of the factors that typically shaped Victorian towns. They consider the various theories and movements that were given expression in Victorian building design, the social influences on the period's architecture, the evolution of building technology, and the state of the architectural profession in general during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At the heart of the book, of course, are the buildings. Churches, banks, schools, courthouses, stores, and all manner of public buildings, as well as private homes are represented. Extensively illustrated, the book includes old photographs, reproductions of drawings and plans, and contemporary photographs of buildings which still stand, taken specially for this volume by Ian MacEachern." Minor browning in margins of pages and edges of textblock, tiny surface paper loss at top of inside front hinge, very light edge rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading on spine and at bottom of rear hinge area. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Wood, Stephen. Foreword by Lieutenant-Colonel M.S. Jameson. Preface by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Norman Arthur. IN THE FINEST TRADITION. THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS (CARABINIERS & GREYS): ITS HISTORY AND TREASURES.
Edinburgh Mainstream 1988 185158174X / 9781851581740 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w and color photographs, reproductions. "Eschwing the traditional approach to regimental history, wherein battles are dissected and hoary anecdotes repeated, Stephen Wood tackles the subject from an alternative angle. Appreciating the quality and quantity of the possessions held by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers & Greys), Scotland's only cavalry regiment and one known and respected throughout the world, he decided to re-tell its story and illustrate it using the accummulated treasures of the three regiments which go to make up The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. It is a story rich in facts and in fable, in myth and in legend, but the reality of the regiment as an extended and ancient military family permeates it throughout. The book's subject is military history but its illustrations take it into fields of applied and fine arts, fields never far removed from the subject itself but ones often regarded as separate by traditionalists on both sides of the supposed military/arts divide. This is a book which will arouse, charm, annoy and enrapture the reader with its revelations about the history of an exlusive cavalry regiment and its illustrations of the quality of that regiment's possessions." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN THE FINEST TRADITION.  THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS (CARABINIERS & GREYS):  ITS HISTORY AND TREASURES., Wood, Stephen.  Foreword by Lieutenant-Colonel M.S. Jameson.  Preface by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Norman Arthur.
12 Wood, Stephen. Foreword by Lieutenant-Colonel M.S. Jameson. Preface by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Norman Arthur. IN THE FINEST TRADITION. THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS (CARABINIERS & GREYS): ITS HISTORY AND TREASURES.
Edinburgh Mainstream 1988 185158174X / 9781851581740 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w and color photographs, reproductions. "Eschwing the traditional approach to regimental history, wherein battles are dissected and hoary anecdotes repeated, Stephen Wood tackles the subject from an alternative angle. Appreciating the quality and quantity of the possessions held by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers & Greys), Scotland's only cavalry regiment and one known and respected throughout the world, he decided to re-tell its story and illustrate it using the accummulated treasures of the three regiments which go to make up The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. It is a story rich in facts and in fable, in myth and in legend, but the reality of the regiment as an extended and ancient military family permeates it throughout. The book's subject is military history but its illustrations take it into fields of applied and fine arts, fields never far removed from the subject itself but ones often regarded as separate by traditionalists on both sides of the supposed military/arts divide. This is a book which will arouse, charm, annoy and enrapture the reader with its revelations about the history of an exlusive cavalry regiment and its illustrations of the quality of that regiment's possessions." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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