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1 Barrie, J.M. ECHOES OF THE WAR. (CONTAINS: THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS; THE NEW WORD; BARBARA'S WEDDING; A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE.)
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920, reprint. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold letteringon spine, blind stamp of Barrie's initials on front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Four plays by the author of 'Peter Pan' on the subject of war a nd its consequences. Previous owner's name/datre and small corner crease on free front endpaper, paper at inside rear hinge is split - joint still holding well, hinge crease on frontispiece which has a 2" tear and is now archivally taped, m i n o r b r o wning to endpapers, moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps, moderate browning to edges of textblock, tiny stains on top of textblock. Good reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE:  A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA., Biggar, H.P.
2 Biggar, H.P. THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto University of Toronto Library 1901 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
308 pp, 10 1/4" H. No. 118 of the limited first edition of 600 copies. Rebound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, new endpapers. An ex-library copy with college stamp on top edge of textblock, library stamps, etc. on free endpapers. *Please note: lacks fold-out map that should accompany text.* Chapter headings: Introduction: Brief description of early expeditions to the regions of the St. Lawrence; The Discovery and Occupation of the St. Lawrence Valley; The Birth and Growth of Trade and Commerce, 1497-1597; The Two Attempts of La Roche and the First Fur-Trade Monopoly; The Two Monopolies of Monts, 1604-1608; The Freedom of Trade, 1609-1613; Champlain's Company, 1614-1620; The Caens Company and its Union with Champlain's, 1621-1627; The Company of New France, 1627-1629; New France under the Scottish and English Company, 1629-1632; Appendix: The Sources (Official / Narrative / Anonymous); Index. A small bump to the top corner of approx. 2/3 of the pages (becomes progessively smaller) - 21 page leaves have a small piece missing at the top corner; small tear at bottom of title page archivally taped; very light browning to pages and edges of text block; very light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTOPHER BRETON., Dewdney, Selwyn.
3 Dewdney, Selwyn. CHRISTOPHER BRETON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771026986 / 9780771026980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Michael van Elsen, dust jacket design. Inscribed By Author
367 pp, 8 1/2" H. Inscribed on title page: "for Lucile / To whom I am / beholden / for many things / with love / Selwyn." "(A) compelling portrait of a young man torn by opposing forces - both internal and external - as he struggles with his own life and seeks to unravel a puzzle around his late father. Strains of mystery and emotional suspense are woven into a kaleidoscopic tapestry of past, present, dream and reality. And with each stage of the masterfully constructed narrative, Christopher Breton's mind and soul are bared to us, his conflicts and passions felt at the deepest level. We experience his struggle with the forces that have shaped his life, and share his discovery, from his father's personal papers, of facts that could well shatter it. (A) novel of sin and retribution, honesty and deceit, guilt and obligation. It explores, with bold and startling impact, the agonizing limitations that secrecy imposes on the lives of those who practice it - and the dark, often unrealized effects it has on those closest to them." Minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinklng at top/bottom of spine, minor glue residue at head of spine, spine has a very slight lean. Dust jacket has edge wear, creases, tears (some archivally taped) and small chips; rubbing on panels; very light browning on inside; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. HARD TIMES FOR THESE TIMES.
London Folio Society 2007 Quarter-Leather Fine Fred Walker. 
277 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. Four b&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Fine book. Slipcase has small bump to bottom of front side edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE:  MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA., Ford, Clyde W.
5 Ford, Clyde W. THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE: MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA.
New York Bantam 1999 0553105442 / 9780553105445 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; A Map of the People and Myths of Africa; Guidelines for the Pronunciation of African Words; List of Watermarks; List of Illustrations and Table; Voices of the Ancestors; The Hero with an African Face; Myths of Death and Resurrection; The Soul's High Adventure; The Heart of the Sacred Warrior; The Way of the Master Animals; The Goddess of Africa; Orishas: Mysteries of a Divine Self; Myths at the Beginning and End of Creation; Closing the Sacred Circle; Endnotes and Permissions; Bibliography; Art Credits; Index; About the Author. "African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny. Many myths reveal the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford also explores the archetypal forces of the 'orishas' - the West African deities that were carried to the Americas in the Africa diaspora." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light knife score mark on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
YOUR FIRST BABY!  MODERN METHODS OF CARE AND FEEDING AND A PERSONALIZED BABY RECORD BOOK., Glemser, Louise Cripps.  Introduction by Dr. Stanley S. Zipser.
6 Glemser, Louise Cripps. Introduction by Dr. Stanley S. Zipser. YOUR FIRST BABY! MODERN METHODS OF CARE AND FEEDING AND A PERSONALIZED BABY RECORD BOOK.
New York A.S. Barnes 1943 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- Fair 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. A mid-20th century manual on baby care, concluding with pages laid out for keeping your baby's records (not filled in), such as birth information, feeding, first photograph, health record, physical development, progress, snapshots, milestones, accomplishments, character development, habits, funny sayings.) Contents: Introduction; Before Baby Comes; Diet; Sex Determination; Exercise; Maternity Clothes; Baby's Layette; Baby's Arrival; The Birth Process; Post-Natal Care; Breast Feeding; The Right Attitude; When You Leave the Hospital; Baby's Cries; Toilet Training; First Months; Managing in a Small Apartment; The Nursery; Fitting In; Time-Tables; Father's Place; Ailments; Minor Ailments; Infectious Diseases; Food; Milk; Milestones; Progress; First Birthday; Further Development; Difficulties; Encourage Self-Help; Let the Child Work with You; Speech; Fears; Punishments; Security; The Second Milestone; New Generation;Your Baby's Record Book. Interior - small light curl to first few page corners, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small bump and wear at top/bottom of spine, tiny crease/small curl at top corners of covers, soiling on bottom of text block, slight darkening to top of text bloc, . Dust jacket is price-clipped; has edge tears, chips and creases; moderate rubbing; a few tiny scuffs; front flap has been re-archivally taped to front panel; now in a mylar sleeve for protection. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Guillet, Edwin C. 'YOU'LL NEVER DIE, JOHN A.!'
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1967 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
149 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, political cartoons. A pictorial biography of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister. "Macdonald ranks high among Canadian statesmen, and not only because of his unrivalled skill in managing men and softening antagonisms in a most important period of history; his achievements include the safeguarding of law and order in difficulties, the conciliation of French and English and Roman Catholics and Protestants, the union of the provinces, the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the continuance of the British connection. Not without faults, he had among his great qualities vision, tact, patience, and common sense." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN:  A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA., Halliday, Hugh A.
8 Halliday, Hugh A. MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN: A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA.
Toronto Robin Brass 1999 1896941095 / 9781896941097 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "The formal duel, with its elaborate ritual and code of conduct, was once considered the 'honourable' way for self-styled gentlemen to settle disputes involving character and integrity. The law made no special provisions for duelling - the winner in a fatal contest was a murderer. But the prevailling sentiment that a duel was 'fair', and the fact that upper-crust combatants in the thinly populated 19th-century Canada were well-connected with the judiciary, meant that duellists usually escaped with little or no punishment. What is surprising is that so many came from the ranks of those whose job it was to uphold the law - lawyers, judges and politicians, including at least two future Fathers of Confederation and several chief justices. Hugh Halliday not only describes some of the most interesting duels that took place in Canada but looks at duelling in light of our human tendency to ritualize conflicts with codes of acceptable and unacceptable practice. He also examines the steps that often led to a duel, including the public 'posting' of allegations, or insults, that was frequently a part of the process." Appendix: The Irish Duelling Code. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATION AT THE CROSSROADS:  THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION., Hopkins, Russell.
9 Hopkins, Russell. CONFEDERATION AT THE CROSSROADS: THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Inscribed By Author
423 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To the Hon W. Ross Macdonald: / In recollection of / many happy collaborations / and with best wishes / for the future! / Russell Hopkins / April, 1968." Contents: Author's Preface; A Challenge and a Dilemma; Bagehot's England: The Crown and the Lords; Bagehot's England: The Commons and the Cabinet; Constitutional Beginnings in Canada; Responsible Government; Discord and Deadlock: 1854-64; The Genesis of Confederation; The London Conference, 1866; The Nature and Structure of the B.N.A. Act; The Courts and the Constitution; External Affairs and the Constitution; The Formal Amendment of the Canadian Constitution; The Modern House of Commons; The Modern Senate; The Modern Executive; Retrospect and Prospect; Appendices; Bibliography; Index. Light toning to page margins, some light browning on half-title and title pages, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny crease at bottom corner of pages 217 to 226, small separation at headband/text block. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
10 Horwood, Harold JOEY. THE LIFE AND POLITICAL TIMES OF JOEY SMALLWOOD.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722939 / 9780773722934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he first complete portrait of Joey Smallwood - the most loved, feared and hated of Newfoundlanders who, through a singular will, not only changed his country's history but also held political power continuously, almost unchallenged, for twenty-one years and eight months. Smallwood was a man who, in his time, played many parts: a union organizer who became a strike breaker, a journalist who carried on a running battle with the press, a self-proclaimed socialist whose private friends included the right-wing premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis, the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar, and the most controversial president of the United States, Richard Nixon. He trusted no one and believed that the only way to get somewhere was to take the wheel himself. It was this singleness of mind and purpose that saw him through two bitter and hard-fought constitutional campaigns that would see Newfoundland enter Confederation as our tenth province. Horwood cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legend, to get at the man and his times." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge area, minor rubbing, faint water mark at top inside of front hinge area. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
STILL HUNTING: A MEMOIR., Hunter, Martin.
11 Hunter, Martin. STILL HUNTING: A MEMOIR.
Toronto ECW Press 2013 1770411267 / 9781770411265 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Richard Williams, cover art. Inscribed By Author
260 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "To L___ / Martin June 18, 2013". "Picking up where 'Young Hunting' left off, Martin Hunter's second memoir explores Toronto in the 1960s as he marries his high school sweetheart, goes to work for the family paper company, fathers three children, and settles into a bourgeois lifestyle. But things don't stay settled for long. His flamboyant brother-in-law moves in with his gay lover, and peace, love, and experimentation arrive in Rosedale with wild parties. Hunter writes a play about Toronto's changing social dynamic that's considered racy but wins an award. The University of Toronto offers him a position as playwright-in-residence, and there he consorts with the likes of Robertson Davies and Marshall McLuhan. 'Still Hunting' takes readers on Hunter's adventures in Europe and the Middle East, reveals his stories of working in the theatre, and shares tales of his spirited friends, colleagues, and loved ones. From Greek shipping tycoons to up-and-coming actors to the Maharaja of Jaipur and filmmaker James Ivory, this memoir of a life well lived is full of unforgettable characters - chief among them Martin Hunter." Clean and tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY., Judd, Denis.
12 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
 
 
IRELAND 1910-49:  A STUDY IN CONFLICT.  PERSPECTIVES IN MODERN HISTORY / THEME SEVEN., Keen, D.S.  Foreword by J.H. Jensen, general editor.
13 Keen, D.S. Foreword by J.H. Jensen, general editor. IRELAND 1910-49: A STUDY IN CONFLICT. PERSPECTIVES IN MODERN HISTORY / THEME SEVEN.
Reed Education, Wellington, New Zealand, 1977. 
48 pp, oblong soft cover (7 3/4" H x 8 1/2" D). ISBN 0589045962 B&w photographs, map. Contents: Foreword, Acknowledgements; Author's Note; Ireland before 1910: The Sins of the Fathers; The Origins of Irish Nationalism: Ireland in 1910 - Home R ule - Sinn Fein and the Fenian Brotherhood - The Land Problem - The Urban Problem - Religion; British Attitudes to the Irish Question: Ireland 1910-23 - Ireland during World War I - The Easter Rising - Ireland after World War I - The "Anglo - I r i s h W a r" 1919-21 - The Civil War 1922-23; The Cosgrave Era 1923-32: In Search of Stability - The Parliamentary and Party System - Ulster in the 1920s - The South: Economic Development and Problems; De Valera 1932-48: A New Government - To wa rd s a Re pu b li c - The "Economic War" - Agreement with Britain - Fine Gael - Extremist Groups - World War II: Irish Neutrality - The Strains of War; The Promised Land: Ireland 1948-49; Further Reading. Interior - very light browning to edges of pag es , cig are tt e o do r, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. very light rubbing, very light browning to edges of textblock, small soft crease at top of rear cover, one tiny corner crease . Very Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF GIOVANNI FIDELI:  AN ITALIAN FOLKTALE., Kirkland, Jessica.
14 Kirkland, Jessica. THE STORY OF GIOVANNI FIDELI: AN ITALIAN FOLKTALE.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Alberto Longoni. 
Unpaginated (approx. 48 pp.), 8 3/8" H. Many full-page colour illustrations. "Giovanni Fideli was a young Italian who actually spent himself rich - in a very roundabout way that somehow managed to include pirates and a captive princess and a sultan. His father had sent him out into the world to learn how to make money. But he always ended up 'squandering' his capital on good deeds. Just when all sems lost, the good deeds start to pay off and Giovanni ends up with - well, all sorts of good things you'll find out about by reading the book." Two pages with small area of glue residue and light color loss in gutter, small bump at top/bottom of spine and at top corner of boards, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small chip at top of front flap-fold, small area of surface paper loss (sticker pull) on front panel, minor edge browning, one or two edge tears - some with creases, illustration colors are bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN BOOK PUBLISHING:  FROM FOUNDING FATHERS TO TODAY'S CONGLOMERATES., Kurian, George Thomas.
15 Kurian, George Thomas. THE DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN BOOK PUBLISHING: FROM FOUNDING FATHERS TO TODAY'S CONGLOMERATES.
New York Simon & Schuster 1975 671187457 Hard Cover Very Good- 
386 pp, 11" H. Dark brown simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Founding Fathers and Their Enterprises; Today's Publishing Houses; Conglomerates; Multiple Publishing Houses; Book Trade Associations; Major Prizes, Awards, Events; Appendices: Commonly Used Publishing Abbreviations; A Glossary of Publishing Terms; Bibliography #1 - General Reference, Biographies & Memoirs; Bibliography #2 - Company Histories; Company Addresses; Index. Small corner bumps, minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 5" light scratch at top of rear board, a few small light scuff marks on front board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
TO KILL A TIGER:  A MEMOIR OF KOREA, Lee, Jid.  (Jeong Hwa Lee.)
16 Lee, Jid. (Jeong Hwa Lee.) TO KILL A TIGER: A MEMOIR OF KOREA
New York Overlook Press 2010 159020266X / 9781590202661 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine 
350 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "When Jid Lee was born in South Korea in 1955, it was into a country in crisis. Only two years had passed since the Korean War armistice, and the wounds were still fresh and gaping. Families had been divided, often forever, by the creation of separate North and South Koreas, and the survivors of the schism fought to put their lives back together after the horrors of half a century of warfare and political oppression. Interweaving her five-generation family saga with the major Korean historical events of the last century, Jid Lee illuminates the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding the Korean War and tackles such difficult and provocative topics as the Comfort Women of World War II, the thirty-five-year Japanese occupation of Korea, the advent of Christianity and the political problems that blossomed with its arrival, and the My Lai-esque massacre at No Gun Ri, a story that has been covered up for sixty years and is only just coming to light. In this story of triumph against overwhelming odds, Lee captures the struggles of the men and especially the women in her family to achieve, to receive recognition, and to fight against the injustice of a centuries-old system." Very faint, small mark on fore edge of textblock near rear board, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Gordon Casely, Joy Forster, Peter Wilson Coldham, Colin C Bendall, Keith Giles, M L Bierbrier. GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. MARCH 2000. VOL. 26 NO. 9. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 2000. 
Paging runs 329 - 376 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: What makes a Scot?; The lost children of Bedfordshire's Pilgrim Fathers; Oxfordshire prisoners Part I: 1753-69; Success in parenthood; Early NZ births revealed in the 1 881 British Census; Medieval and royal genealogy update; Ephemera - the Editor's jottings; Correspondence; Book reviews; Readers' queries; Deaths; Obituary; Federation news; Library update; Notes and news insert; Additions to the library a n d d o c u m ents collection; Society of Genealogists Enterprises LimiteInterior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, small soft corner crease on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CANADA:  TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920.  WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO., Marriott, Charles, Foreword.
18 Marriott, Charles, Foreword. CANADA: TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920. WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO.
Toronto City of Toronto / R.G. McLean 1920 Full-Leather Good+ 
301 pp, 9 3/16" H. Textured leather over flexible card covers with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Profusely illustrated with sepiatone photographs, colour Coat of Arms, decorated title page, tissue covered reproduction of "The Fathers of Confederation", decorative headpieces and initial capitals to chapters and fold-out colour map at rear. Contents include: Agricultural Development; Agricultural Implement Production; Automotive Vehicle Industry; Banking and Currency; Canada and the (First World) War; The Story of Confederation; Dairying; Education System; Fisheries; Flour Milling; Forests; Fur and Game Resources and Birds; Immigration; Industrial Development; Insurance; Live Stock and Meat Packing Industry; Power Resources; Pulp and Paper; Railway Development; Tobacco Growing and Prospects; Toronto; Water Transportation, etc., etc. Interior - very light browning to edges of endpapers, one small area of edge wrinkling on fold-out map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more at corners including tiny piece missing at bottom corners, some browning to spine, light rubbing and some light variation to colour on spine and front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
PRELUDE TO BATTLE., Moore, Gordon.
19 Moore, Gordon. PRELUDE TO BATTLE.
Misas Books, Tunbridge Wells, (1993), first edition. 
154 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0859361195 "This is the story of a young infantry soldier in World War Two; the training and social life within a group of eighteen year old boys, who two years later in 1944 were to take t heir place in the spearhead of the British/Canadian offensive, as the pivot of the Allied thrust. After basic training, we follow the author through specialist training for infantry support groups with the Vickers machine gun and the 4.2 i n c h m o r t a r. In spite of the rigours of preparing for the greatest invasion in history, life was often exciting and enjoyable, with the bonuses of comradeship, and the opportunity to stretch fledgling wings, away from the parental nest. M os t of t h e yo un g me n had had little experience of travel, and the girls from far away towns and villages were there to be wooed, and perhaps won....The story is mostly fact, with incidents amalgamated and modified, to give greater coherence a nd in ter est . T he pla ce s a re real, and many of the people are real - others, again, are amalgams of several met during the years 1942-1944. The account of the training is pretty accurate, but some of the 'social' incidents have been modified bu t m aint ain th e e sse ntia l a tmos phere of the times. Younger readers will appreciate the tremendous upheaval in the lives of their fathers and uncles - and, indeed, grandfathers! Older readers will give a few wry smiles, remembering some of t heir own expe rie nces of the t ime. " De scribed as 'an autobiographical novel'. Very light edge wear, tiny dint to bottom of front board, slight bump at bottom of spine, small faint stain on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/ wrink ling. VG /VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875.  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
20 Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by. MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875. A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto Champlain Society for the Government of Ontario 1965 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
445 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth, gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations, maps - collated. "The volume begins in the seventeenth century with the arrival of the first Europeans known to have seen the Georgian Bay shore, and with the Jesuit fathers who ministered to the Algonkin Indians hunting in the area. It concludes over two hundred years later with the establishment of community life, the coming of the railways, the lumber industry and the beginning of the tourist trade." A collection of source documents. Light toning to edges of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, light rubbing/soiling, light fading to spine colour, some darkening to spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
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