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HISTORY OF GUELPH, 1827-1927., Johnson, Leo A.
1 Johnson, Leo A. HISTORY OF GUELPH, 1827-1927.
Guelph, Ontario Guelph Historical Society 1977 096905940X / 9780969059400 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
389 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; John Galt's Grand Design; Galt's Departure and Aftermath; Local Government and Politics; Roads and Toll Gates; Establishment of Churches; Early Schools and Social Institutions; The Coming of the Railroads; Guelph Achives Town Status; Industrial Expansion, 1847-1870; Religion and Education; Guelph becomes a City; Public Utilities, A Municipal First; Economic and Social Problems; Notes; Appendices; Index. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some areas of light wrinkling at top edge, light fading to spine colour, a few very tiny scuffs. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
FAIR PERTHSHIRE., Miles, Hamish.
2 Miles, Hamish. FAIR PERTHSHIRE.
London John Lane / The Bodley Head 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good John McGhie. 
184 pp, 10" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. 8 colour plates and 76 b&w illustrations (plates and line drawings in text). "(A) miscellany covering many sides of Perthshire's life, past and present; and author and artist have combined to portray the County not only as the summer visitor sees it, but also as it is in its unfrequented glens and villages and in the quiet seasons of the year. The Trossachs have often been described, but in these page the reader will learn also of the wealth of beauty and historic glamour that lie in other parts - in Rannoch and Athol, Glenshee, Glenlyon, or the Sma' Glen, in villages like Fortingal, Taymouth or Killin, and something too of unfamiliar Perthshire characters, like Struan Robertson, Neil Gow, the fiddler, or Charles Macintosh of Inver." Very light browning and a few foxing marks on one preliminary page, two small bumps to bottom edge/corner of pages, very light browning and a few tiny foxing marks to fore-edge and bottom edge of text block, small bump to bottom corners of boards and bottom edge of front board, three other tiny edge/corner bumps, very slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has edge wrinkling/creasing, small edge tears, a few very small and small edge chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT:  THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE., Routledge, Paul.
3 Routledge, Paul. PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT: THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE.
London Fourth Estate 2002 1841552447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
392 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "On 30 March 1979 for the first time in more than 100 years an MP was killed in the precincts of the House of Commons. And his was a very violent death: a bomb, triggered by the ascent of his car up the ramp from the underground car park, detonated enough explosives to sever his legs from his body and render him unrecognisable. Airey Neave was a loyal Tory backbencher who had last held ministerial office in 1959. What, then, had he done to deserve such a vicious and bloody attack? Neave was an extraordinary man. Eton and Oxford educated, he served in the Royal Artillery and was captured and ultimately imprisoned in Colditz. He became the first Briton to escape. On the strength of his experience he was recruited by the security services to a divison of MI6 and was an advisor on escape and insurrection in occupied Europe until the end of the second world war. (After his work at the Nuremberg trials he) moved into open politics, as MP for Abingdon from 1953, without ever losing his taste for the covert. A shadowy figure on the right of the Conservative party, he ploted the overthrow of Ted Heath and the installation of Margaret Thatcher. (When Neave asked Thatcher for Northern Ireland, the) intelligence services found they had one of their men in a pivotal role at a crucial moment. To Irish Nationalists, Neave was a threat that could not be allowed to thrive. His life and death were enacted in the deep shadows just behind the glare of public life." Slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny edge tear on page leaf 259/260, slight toning to edged of text block, tiny white stains on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, minor rubbing, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - light wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH., Scott, Walter, Sir.
4 Scott, Walter, Sir. THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - D.C. Smyth. 
632 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. When Henry Gow, an armourer, foils a plot to abduct the beautiful Catharine Glover in 15th century Perth, Scotland, he becomes embroiled in royal plots and a highland feud. Light toning in margins of pages, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, a few tiny rub marks on covers, light fading to spine colour, minor edge wear. Slipcase has very light edge wear, slight fading at front edges, darker colouring on edge of bottom panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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