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SEVERE WEATHER WATCHER HANDBOOK:  A GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING SUMMER SEVERE WEATHER.
1 SEVERE WEATHER WATCHER HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING SUMMER SEVERE WEATHER.
Canada Environment Canada, Atmospheric Environment Service 1991 0662182812 / 9780662182818 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
32 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs of cloud formations, b&w drawings. Contents: To the Weather Watcher; All About Thunderstorms; What You Should Watch For; Tornadoes and Funnel Clouds; Don't Get Fooled!; What to Report; Safety Tips; How to Report/What to Report - Quick Reference. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, some very light soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Aubrac, Lucie. Translated by Konrad Bieber with the assistance of Betsy Wing. Introduction by Margaret Collins Weitz. OUTWITTING THE GESTAPO.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1993, book club edition. 
235 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Lucie Aubrac was a young woman of Catholic and peasant background, teaching history in a Lyon's girls' school and newly married to Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when World War II broke out and divided France. Lucie and Raymond, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the resistance movement that formed in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. 'We had the incredible good fortune', writes Lucie Aubrac, 'to l i v e a s ourselves - we did not have to adopt false identities or go into hiding - until the spring of 1943'. (This) is her harrowing account of the months of her most audacious participation in the Resistance: the months when, pregnant with her s ec on d c hi l d, she planned and took part in raids to free captive comrades - including her own husband, under Nazi death sentence - from the prisons of Klaus Barbie, the infamous 'Butcher of Lyon'." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spin e, tin y s pe ck on re ar board. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, scattered tiny scuff marks, very light rubbing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Bacque, James. (Raoul Laporterie.) JUST RAOUL: THE PRIVATE WAR AGAINST THE NAZIS OF RAOUL LAPORTERIE, WHO SAVED OVER 1,600 LIVES IN FRANCE.
Prima, Rocklin, CA, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1559581425 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "In German-occupied France in 1940, only a few people refused to give up the great ideals of their country - liberty, equality, and fraternity. O ne of these was Raoul Laporterie. Starting right after the fall of France, he supplied false documents, money, transport, and shelter to more than 1,600 people. Those rescued were chiefly Sephardic Jews of Bordeaux, but also included a co v e y o f n uns, some French soldiers evading prison camps, and Allied flyers fleeing captivity. He was assisted by his wife, Laure, and his daughter, Irene, his employees in his clothing stores, and all the residents of the village of Bascons, ne ar t h e bo r de r between Occupied and Vichy France, where he was mayor. Risking death daily, Laporterie managed to outmaneuver and fool the Germans repeatedly. A true Christian, he loved others regardless of the consequences. Today, at ag e 9 4, he ha s rec ei ved m a ny honours from the governments of France and Israel. This is his dramatic story." Minor edge wear, minor browning on bottom front edge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light wrinkling/tin y te ar at bot to m of re ar f lap -f old, minor rubbing, very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2., Beckett, Ian F.W., editor.
4 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
 
 
5 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Clifford D. Simak, Paul Ash, Randall Garrett, Rog Phillips, Jay Williams, Murray F. Yaco, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. OCTOBER 1958. VOL. LXII, NO. 2.
Street & Smith, New York, 1958. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas, Schoenherr, van Dongen and Vegh. Contents: The Big Front Yard by Clifford D. Simak; Big Sword by Paul Ash; ...And Check the Oil by Randall Garrett; The Yellow Pill by Rog Phillips; False Image by Jay Williams; Divining Rod: Standard Equipment (article) by Murray F. Yaco; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; Journal of the IES; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller, Brass Tacks. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing, small date stamp and small number on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PERFORMING ARTS RESOURCES.  VOLUME SEVEN.  (LAZZI: THE COMIC ROUTINES OF THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE / PULCINELLA, THE FALSE PRINCE.), Cocuzza, Ginnine and Stratyner, Barbara Naomi Cohen, editors.  (Mel Gordon, Claudio Vincentini.)
6 Cocuzza, Ginnine and Stratyner, Barbara Naomi Cohen, editors. (Mel Gordon, Claudio Vincentini.) PERFORMING ARTS RESOURCES. VOLUME SEVEN. (LAZZI: THE COMIC ROUTINES OF THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE / PULCINELLA, THE FALSE PRINCE.)
New York Theatre Library Association 1981 093261003X / 9780932610034 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
80 pp, 8 3/4" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: From the Editors; Lazzi: the Comic Routines of the Commedia dell'Arte, by Mel Gordon (Introduction - Acrobatic and Mimic Lazzi - Comic Violence/Sadistic Behavior - Food Lazzi - Illogical Lazzi - Stage Properties as Lazzi - Sexual/Scatalogical Lazzi - Social-Class Rebellion Lazzi - Stage/Life Duality Lazzi - Stupidity/Inappropriate Behavior - Transformation Lazzi - Trickery Lazzi - Word Play Lazzi - Glossary of Commedia Characters); Pulcinella, the False Prince, translated by Claudio Vicentini; Selected Bibliography. Previous owner's embossed name stamp on front free endpaper, slight bump at corners and at top/bottom of spine, very minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE REAL FIGARO: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS., Cox, Cynthia.
7 Cox, Cynthia. THE REAL FIGARO: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS.
Coward-McCann, New York, 1963, first American edition. 
212 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "(A) biography of a brilliant and impudent man living in eighteenth-century France: Caron de Beaumarchais. It was a life of fantastic adventure. Inventor, secret agent, politician, c ourtier, publisher and supplier of arms to the American colonies, Beaumarchais also wrote plays. Music lovers enchanted by Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro" and Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' remember that they are based on the brillian t c o m e d i e s of Beaumarchais. Born Pierre Caron in 1732, Beaumarchais was the son of a prosperous Parisian clockmaker. As a child, he was apprenticed to his father, became fairly famous in the field of watchmaking and invented several new an d c om pl ic at ed d ev ices. He soon found wider scope by buying an appointment at the Court of Louis XV, where he swiftly rose to the highest favor. The King sent him on a secret mission to Madrid, and he returned to find himself accused of for ge ry an d e mbe zzl eme nt. H e became emeshed in a series of legal actions in which he fought vigorously to maintain his honor. Louis XV, meanwhile, sent him secretly to London to stop a blackmailer from publishing scandal about the royal mist res s, Mada me d u Ba rry. Th e ne xt K ing, Louis XVI, gave him two similar missions; the first, to smother a scurrilous attempt to libel Marie-Antoinette, took him to London, Amsterdam and Vienna; the second, to recover some papers of the late K ing whi ch we re of expl osive impo rtanc e, in volved him in London with the extraordinary Chevalier d'Eon, a secret agent who, on occasion, wore female dress and was widely (but wrongly) believed to be a woman. While in England, Beaumarchais al lied him self w ith th e caus e of t he Ame rican coloni es; and when Louis XVI refused to aid the rebels openly, Beaumarchais organized a private firm to supply them with arms and munitions as well as ships, with astonishing results. Meanwhile, h is pl ay 'T he Barb er of S eville' had be en accl aimed and its sequel, 'The Marriage of Figaro', so audaciously mocked the Government that for five years the King forbade its performance. But when public readings spread its fame, and when the b an was reluc tantly l ifted, a ll Paris fought to see i t. Wh en the R evolution broke out, Beaumarchais witnessed the storming of the Bastille. In 1792 false rumors caused an hysterical mob to invade his ostentatious mansion; he escaped to a fr iend's house. Later he was arre sted, rel eased th rough inf luence of a woma n, and after further adventures he found himself a proscribed refugee in Hamburg. He returned to France in 1796 and died there three years later." A few small faint fo xing ma rks on free endpa pers, ligh t wrinklin g at top/ bottom of spine, very small dint at top edge of front board, tiny foxint marks at edges of illustration pages. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing - m ainly at top/bo ttom of spi ne and flap -folds, tin y closed t ears at bo ttom of spine and on rear hinge, minor foxing on edges of flaps. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL AUCTION BRIDGE WITH NULLOS., Foster, R.F.
8 Foster, R.F. ROYAL AUCTION BRIDGE WITH NULLOS.
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1914 Second Printing Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
377 pp, 7 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board. "This is a new edition of Foster's recognized handbook, brought completely up-to-date, and incuding a full section on the 'Nullo' count, its rules and tactics." "Foster's Manual of Royal Auction explains the game instead of giving hard and fast directions which will surely mislead inexperienced players. Foster, by working out sample hands, shows how certain combinations of play result and trains the reader to make the most of his hand under any circumstances. After a perusal of this book one will have an understanding of the game which will give him superiority over players who stick to rules learned by rote." Very light browning to endpapers, small stamp from bookstore on front free endpaper, a few tiny stains on edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, faint water marks at bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning - mainly on rear panel and on spine, 1 1/2" piece missing at top of spine, very small chips at top/bottom of flap-folds and bottom of hinges, a few tiny light stains and light scuff mark on front panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
9 Greenway, John L. THE GOLDEN HORNS: MYTHIC IMAGINATION AND THE NORDIC PAST.
Athens University of Georgia Press 1977 0820303844 / 9780820303840 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
226 pp, 9 5/16" H. "As an introduction to modern myth, (this book) masterfully encompasses a wide circle of historical and literary materials. John Greenway examines first the nature of time in the mythic consciousness, then the role of the Nordic past as a myth of origins from the Renaissance through the romantics. Only in the various forms of myth can man find identity, the author argues, and he sees the varying images of the Viking past as unconscious attempts by northern nations to legitimize their own values. Central to (his) methodology is his discussion of the sacred in language not itself sacred and the failure of modern myth to make the primitive distinction between the sacred and the profane. The author establishes the theoretical base of his discussion by examining the nature of time in mythic consciousness in terms of Norse myth. After suggesting several ways in which the mythic apprehension of reality conditioned medieval Icelandic narrative, (he) elaborates on the dialectical relationship between myth and reason, using as an example the conversion of the Germanic tribes to Christianity. Maintaining that myth is neither true nor false but always either expressive or not, Greenway traces the origin, rise, and fall of two great modern myths of northern birth: Swedish Gothicism in the seventeenth century and the Ossianic craze of the eighteenth. Both myths, one social, the other literary, illustrate the singular tension in the modern mind between mythic imperatives and the impulse to de-mythologize. Finally, 'The Golden Horns' traces the romantic belief in a 'new mythology' which synthesizes myth and reason from its early acceptance through its eventual repudiation. In his conclusions about the state of myth in the modern world, Greenway postulates that we have inherited the romantic respect for myth as truth but lack the romantic faith in transcendence necessary to establish myth's reality. We are trapped in a physical and moral world which we, as romantics, recognize to be symbolic in its representations, but we lack a belief in the transcendental reality of these symbols." Previous owner's name, date and small notation on title page. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORTH STRIKE.  A NOVEL OF THE NARVIK CAMPAIGN., Harris, John.  Wraparound jacket illustration by Terry Hadler.
10 Harris, John. Wraparound jacket illustration by Terry Hadler. NORTH STRIKE. A NOVEL OF THE NARVIK CAMPAIGN.
Hutchinson, London, 1981, first edition. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091444306 Map endpapers. "Transformed almost overnight from third mate on a tanker into a Royal Naval Reserve lieutenant, Murdoch Murray Magnusson found that with 1939 drawing to a close ne ither he nor the war itself seemed to be getting anywhere. But then a summons to London from Admiral Sir James Cockayne radically changed all that. The admiral wanted to know about Magnusson's knowledge of certain Scandinavian languages a n d a b o u t his apprenticeship in sail. The Navy needed information about German raiders and blockade runners operating in northern waters, and one of the places to get it was the neutral port of Narvik. Magnusson was to go there in a windjamm er : t he b ar qu e ' Oulu' which, furthermore, was to sail under false colours. On arrival, he was startled to find that 'Oulu' was not the only windjammer in the northern fjord. Soon he and the crew of the old sailing ship were to play a key ro le in t he his tor ic re sc ue of British prisoners from the notorious prison-ship 'Altmark', and then to plunge into the maelstrom of the German invasion of Norway...." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, and minor browning at top edge. Very G ood +/V ery Go od 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND:  THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND., Hewer, Howard.  Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald.  Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon.
11 Hewer, Howard. Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald. Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon. IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373273X B&w photographs, maps. "In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. But his thirst for adventure would certainly be satisfied. He was not to be a pilot, but he would play a vital role in air operations in World War II over Europe and the Mediterrane an. Hewer's life in Bomber Command was never dull, and almost always bittersweet. During training, he fell out of a Fairey Battle, and held on by only one foot high over Lake Erie. In London, he survived a run-in with the infamous 'Piccad i l l y C o m mandos', then dug for victims of an air raid in the rubble of a dance hall. But Hewer found life in the belly of Wellington, or 'Wimpy', bombers the most hazardous of all. He and his crew of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important nigh t op er at i on s ov er Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads while dodging enemy flak. All the while, Hewer was busy at the radio controls identifying his Wimpy's position and detecting false codes from Axis operators, who were al way s o n t he pr ow l t o lure unsuspecting Allied bombers into landing on enemy airfields. On perhaps his bravest mission of the war, as a driver for the RAF in North Africa, Hewer drove deep behind enemy lines, where he exchanged fire with I tal ian troo ps. An othe r t ime, in Suez, he became bored while on medical leave, and joined on as a wireless operator on another operation. Soon after takeoff, the plane took flak and crash landed on the desert floor. Hewer was trapped, his le gs c rush ed ag ains t hi s rad io, the e ngines of the plane threatening to explode. At times comical, at others tragic, Howard Hewer's stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memory of its readers." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Nea r Fin e/Nea r Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
12 Hopkins, Andrea. THE BOOK OF GUINEVERE, LEGENDARY QUEEN OF CAMELOT.
Prospero 1998 0886653584 / 9780886653583 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and colour reproductions, decorations. "The enigma of Guinevere, a beautiful and courageous queen or a disgraced adulteress, has received less attention than the achievements of King Arthur, the adventures of noble Sir Lancelot and other knights, the magic of Merlin, or the sorcery of Morgan Le Fay. A key figure in the life of Camelot, this remarkable woman is seen variously as a scholar, seductress, warrior and gentle beauty by the countless artists and writers who have depicted her. Who, then, was Guinevere? (This) is an elegant anthology of poetry and prose, literature and legend, with commentary by Arthurian scholar Andrea Hopkins, accompanied by beautiful illustrations from medieval manuscript illumination to pre-Raphaelite masterpieces. An enlightening introduction describes the contradictory traditions of Celtic oral sources and the blending of these strands by medieval writers into the complex legend we know know. Guinevere's roles - as educated scribe to the court, hapless victim of circumstances, wise counsellor, devoted wife of King Arthur, and lover of Sir Lancelot - are explored through writings through the centuries by detractors and admirers alike." Very light edge wear, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MENACE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ., Kennedy, Ludovic.
13 Kennedy, Ludovic. MENACE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ.
Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1979, first edition. 
176 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283984945 B&w photographs, maps. "This is the first book on the 'Tirpitz' to draw on the rich store of 'Ultra' signals, the German top secret coded naval signals that were decrypted by t he famous code-breakers of Bletchley Park and are only now being released to the Public Records Office. The transcripts of these intercepted signals put the story of the 'Tirpitz' in a fascinating new perspective, not only in revealing how th e y h e l ped the British to locate 'Tirpitz' and attack her, but also how faulty appreciation of them led to the disastrous scattering of Convoy PQ 17 in the false belief that 'Tirpitz' was about to attack it. The 'Tirpitz' and her sister-ship 'B is ma r ck ' we re the largest and fastest European battleships ever built. They were also the last. After a brief operation in the Atlantic, the 'Bismarck' was destroyed by British forces, and Hitler, worried that 'Tirpitz' would suffer a similar fa te, d ete rm ine d that she should be stationed out of harm's way, in a strategic position in the Norwegian fjords. There she acted as a fleet-in-being, presenting a continuing threat to the covoys carrying vital British war supplies to northe rn R ussi a w hich ra n a gauntlet on every voyage. With his considerable narrative gifts (the author) describes the devastating effects of the presence of this menace in the Norwegian fjords and the many heroic and ingenious attempts to sink her. " Sl ight bump ing a t to p/bo ttom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top edge of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MY SELVES., Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn.  Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart.
14 Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn. Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart. MY SELVES.
London Arthur Barron 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
355 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. The autobiography of the self-proclaimed "Artistocrat of Crooks". Lucas was a con man who charmed his way through London high society in the early 20th century, using multiple false names and personas. This book was written after his release from prison, having been arrested for attempting to sell a bogus manuscript. He died in 1940. Contents: In the Beginning; Good-Bye to All That Mattered; The House Without Laughter; Purgatory to Paradise; Raffles in Real Life; The Eighth Wonder of the World; Borstal!; Yo! Ho! For the Spanish Main; From Gaol to Journalism; An Atlantic Flight; An American Tragedy; Payment in Full; Two Against the World; Second Canadian Tour; Authorship and Marriage; Give a Dog a Bad Name; New York Nightmare; The Birth of a Notion; From Borstal to Royal Palace; From Dock to Bench!; More Literary Laurels; Wine, Women and Writing; Making Literary History; The Pitcher Begins to Crack; The Marriott Comet; "Eveyln Graham" in Full Cry!; African Adventures; The End of "Evelyn Graham"; By the World Forgot. Bump at bottom corner of front board - migrates into the first few pages, light browning to edges of text block, very light rubbing and some faint color variation on boards, light fading to spine color, small ghost sticker mark at bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few pages with a tiny corner crease, some splitting in paper at rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, two small light stains in top margin of page 39, dog-ear crease at top corner of page 197, light toning in margins of pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ARCHYOLOGY II (THE FINAL DIG).  THE LONG LOST TALES OF ARCHY AND MEHITABEL., Marquis, Don.  Edited with preface by Jeff Adams.  Illustrated by Ed Frascino.
15 Marquis, Don. Edited with preface by Jeff Adams. Illustrated by Ed Frascino. ARCHYOLOGY II (THE FINAL DIG). THE LONG LOST TALES OF ARCHY AND MEHITABEL.
University Press of New England, Hanover, 
121 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0874518539 B&w cartoons. "In this second and final volume 'composed' by Archy, the literary cockroach, the wonderfully whimsical insect and his fractious feline friend Mehitabel, engage in misadventures large and small and comment with quirky accuracy on the common state of humanity. Previously unpublished in book form and literally recovered from a steamer trunk by editor Jeff Adams, these stories are the product of Don Ma r q u i s , a New York columnist and raconteur who was one of America's most popular humorists during the early 20th century. Ungrammatical as they may be, Archy's wry insights are a true delight, for, as he puts it, 'one advantage to being a coc kr oa ch i s th a t i see things from the under side'. From that unique perspective we follow the continuing saga of Archy, the Cockroach Detective, a spoof on the gumshoe genre in which the six-legged private eye encounters a raja, his chorus-gi rl har em, Bo ls hev is t tw ins, an Egyptologist, seven sister manicurists, and a set of bejeweled false teeth. Accompanied by the inspired drawings of cartoonist Ed Frascino, these new Archy tales are, Adams writes, 'classic American humor, as v ivi d an d am usin g t oday as t hey were decades ago'." Fore-edge of front board extends 1/8" further out than rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS., Metcalfe, Willis.
16 Metcalfe, Willis. CANVAS & STEAM ON QUINTE WATERS.
South Bay, Ontario South Marysburgh Marine Society 1979 0920028187 / 9780920028186 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good 
185 pp + (9) pp +indexes, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. A history of shipbuilding, shipwrecks, schooners, sloops, lighthouses, sailors, etc. on the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County. Section headings: Prince Edward County Ships; Ships that Came & Ships that Stayed; Ports of Call; Life and Light; Sing of Sailors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - some light fading to colour on spine, hinges, and top edge of rear cover; spine has some light creases, is concave and is lightly twisted. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Morley, Alan. VANCOUVER: FROM MILLTOWN TO METROPOLIS.
Vancouver Mitchell Press 1969 Second Edition, revised and updated. Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
241 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This is the story of Hastings Mill and Moodyville days, of Gassy Jack and his Deighton House saloon, of John Morton, the brickmaker, Sam Greer and Sam Brighouse, of the Great Fire, of Van Horne, the railway builder, and so many of those whose names must be forever associated with a city grown in the span of a single lifetime from nothing to a world crossroads and metropolis. It is a saga of a truly Western Canadian city through years of high emprise and deep depression to modern times. In this cavalcade of builders the city is seen as the work of very human people who live again in these pages. It is an affectionate salute to the makers of today's amenities and to the greater city to come. Crease at top corner of page leaf 59/60, light bump at top/bottom of spine, faint browning to bottom of book, tiny dent at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing with very small chips and tears, moderate rubbing with color loss, light staining/soiling on rear panel mow in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHERE THERE'S A WILL..., Phillips, Edward.  Inscribed by author.  Dust jacket art by Tibor and Peter Kovalik.
18 Phillips, Edward. Inscribed by author. Dust jacket art by Tibor and Peter Kovalik. WHERE THERE'S A WILL...
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1984, first edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ___ AND ____ ________ - WHO KNEW ME WHEN - MUCH LOVE - EDWARD O. PHILLIPS, APRIL 13/84. ISBN 0771069994 When an elderly man decides he needs a great deal o f money for a project to immortalize his name, he uses a power of attorney to "systematically liquidate his ailing mother's sizeable estate. The plan is foolproof, and Frank begins peddling his mother's diamonds, her Royal Doulton china, s i l v e r G e o rgian tea service, and her stocks and bonds for cash. But when an unforeseen event threatens the success of his grand swindle, Frank suddenly finds himself in the midst of a sinister plot of concealment and false identities. Surel y on e of f i ct io n' s most dastardly rogues, Frank's chameleon qualities and irresistible charm have always got him what he wants. But this time he lands in a fix which tries his cleverest schemes, and he soon finds himself besieged by a nosy a un t, a mor all y upr igh t s ister, a lusty ex-wife, and his Cousin Estelle, an aging operatic diva who pays an unexpected and ill-timed visit...." Book slightly cocked, light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top /bo tto m of s pine a nd f lap- fold s including tiny chips/tears, light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UNPUNISHED CRIMES: LATVIA UNDER THREE OCCUPATIONS, Puisans, Tadeuss, Dr., Editor.  Janis Mezaks, Project Coordinator
19 Puisans, Tadeuss, Dr., Editor. Janis Mezaks, Project Coordinator UNPUNISHED CRIMES: LATVIA UNDER THREE OCCUPATIONS
Toronto MEMENTO DAUGAVAS VANAGI 2003 918711447X / 9789187114472 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 
300 pp, 8 1/4" H. Map. Contents: Foreword; Latvians' Declaration to the World; Latvian Nationalism; Latvia Throughout History; Latvia's Achievements, 1918-1940; Soviet Military Bases in the Baltic States; How the Red Army Occupied Latvia; First Groups of Civilian Occupiers; The Cheka Operations Army in Latvia, 1941-1954; The Destruction of Latvia's Economy, 1940-1941; Dictatorship of the Russian Language; Operation "Coastal Storm" (priboy). The Deportation of the Baltic Peoples 1949; Structural Analysis of the Deportations of the 1940s; A Tragedy of False Promises; The Exploitation of Latvia's Economy during the German Occupation, 1941-1945; Baltic Conscripts, Labourers and Refugees in Germany; Holocaust; The Degradation and Protection of the Environment in Latvia; Decline of Ethical Values; Church and State in Soviet Latvia; Passive Resistance in Occupied Latvia; An Outstanding Example of National Resistance; Latvia's National Partisan War 1944-1956; Soviet Show Trials in Occupied Latvia; Last Words / Documents and Testimonies: The Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact; Soviet Russia's Ultimatum to Latvia; The Efforts of Baltic Diplomats in 1940 and 1941; Letter to President of the UN General Assembly; Instruction of Oct. 2, 1940 and Instructions No. 2192; The Atlantic Charter; Mobilization Order; Yalta Agreements, 1945; Summary of the Yalta Agreemens; The Development of Cold War; Statements of Secretary Dulles; Sumner Welles' Declaration; "Baltic Freedom Day"; The Copenhagen Manifesto; Declaration by the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia on the Occupation of Lavia / Postscript; Acronyms; Nominal Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light rubbing. 
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THE COST OF ROMANISM TO THE NATION and THE TRUTH ABOUT QUEBEC'S PART IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Saunders, Leslie H.
20 Saunders, Leslie H. THE COST OF ROMANISM TO THE NATION and THE TRUTH ABOUT QUEBEC'S PART IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Britannia Printers Soft Cover Good reading copy only. 
105 pp, 8 15/16" H. No date - but the material gathered in this book was originally printed in "Protestant Action", between September 1947 and September 1948. B&w illustrations. By the editor of "a militant, independent, Protestant and patriotic newspaper". Pages 96-105 deal with the author's views on issues of Quebec's participation in WWII and is subtitled, "Quebec Spokesman's Deliberately False Statements Refuted by Official Government Statistics". Interior - very light browning to pages, slight bump to top/bottom corners of textblock, several pages with corner crease - adjacent page has browned at corner, very light foxing at bottom of page 12, small foxing mark on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to cover edges and spine, edges of textblock browned, several small light watermarks on front cover, corner creases on rear cover - some light migration into several pages, light waviness to edges of textblock. 
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