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1 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, tiny corner creases on covers, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE:  A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930., Ahern, Frances Robin.  Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley.
2 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - previous owner`s name, place and date in ink on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny light stain on spine, minor wear at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961.  Together with:  HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND., Ashcroft, R.L.  Additional book By C.M. Matthews.
3 Ashcroft, R.L. Additional book By C.M. Matthews. HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961. Together with: HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND.
Haileybury Society 1961 Mixed: Hard Cover & Soft Cover Very Good Very Good 
1. Haileybury 1908-1961, 219 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 8 3/4" H, published 1961 - b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Council; The Masters; The Boys (An era of change / Scholarship / Heads of the School / The School Societies / Music / Art / The Combined Cadet Force / Football / Cricket / Minor Games); The Administrative Staff; New Buildings; The Houses; Chapel; Health and Hygiene; At War; The Amalgamation; Old Haileyburians (A General Survey / The Haileybury Society / The Cricket Week / The Football Club / The Guild / The Agra Mission); Miscellanea; Index. 2. Haileybury since Roman Times - 204 pp, soft cover, 8 1/2" H, self-published 1959 - b&w maps, drawings, genealogical tables - fold-out map at rear. Contents: The Place called Haileybury; Before the Norman Conquest; The Hailey of Domesday Book; The Manor in the Middle Ages; Later Goldingtons and its Records; The Manor of Great Amwell; The Manor of Geddings; The Roads round Haileybury; Tudor Farmers at Hailey Bushes; A Century of Owners; Troubled Times; William Cager and Henry Stout; Dimsdales, Stouts and Cowpers; Clarkes and Turtons; Hailey Bury; Transition; The East India College; Conclusion; Appendices (Lords of the Manors / Owners of the Estate / Notes / Sources / Notes on the Illustrations / Maps / Index). 1. small light soiling mark at bottom of page 213, very small corner bump on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at rop edge, twor tiny edge tears archivally taped. 2. Interior - fold-out map is very slightly mis-aligned with book, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small minor wrinkle at fore-edge of a few pages, soft corner crease on rear cover, minor soiling, some toning to spine and front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 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
 
 
5 Borovik, Artyom. THE HIDDEN WAR: A RUSSIAN JOURNALIST'S ACCOUNT OF THE SOVIET WAR IN AFGHANISTAN.
Grove, New York, 1990, 6th printing. 
288 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 080213775X B&w photographs, map. "Until his death in 2000, Artyom Borovik was considered one of the preeminent journalists in Russia. With (this book) he provided the world its first glimpse inside the Soviet m ilitary machine, capturing the soldiers' terror, helplessness, and despair at waging war in a foreign land against an unseen enemy for unclear purposes. When first published, Borovik's groundbreaking revelations exposed the weaknesses beneath t h e S oviet Union's aura of military might, creating an enormous controversy both in Russia and around the world. A vital and fascinating portrait of the Soviet empire at the twilight of its power, this is a book that still resonates today." F i ne 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THEIR DARKEST DAY: THE TRAGEDY OF PAN AM 103 AND ITS LEGACY OF HOPE., Cox, Matthew and Foster, Tom.
6 Cox, Matthew and Foster, Tom. THEIR DARKEST DAY: THE TRAGEDY OF PAN AM 103 AND ITS LEGACY OF HOPE.
Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1992, first edition. 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802113825 B&w photographs, map, plan. "On December 21, 1988, a small block of plastic explosive tore apart a New York-bound Boeing 747, killing 259 passengers and crew and taking the lives of 11 residents of the tiny Scottish village of Lockerbie. The world followed in horrified fascination as a tale of international terrorism, airline ineptitude, and political gamesmanship unfolded. But another story was lost among the headli nes. Making use of more than three years of research and interviews, (the authors) present the whole picture of the disaster, including the story behind this tragic event: that of the people who died and the family members - who were left to d e a l w ith the devastating aftermath of the explosion. (This) is the shocking tale of the bombing, told through the family members' personal experiences: housewives who became adroit at handling the media; a doctor who became an authority on ex pl os iv es ; a real estate saleswoman who became an expert on terrorist groups; and the many others who sacrificed careers and futures in order to reform airline security and bring the terrorists to justice. The authors trace the history of the Pan Am 10 3 b om bin g, starting with the incidents that incited terrorists to attack and culminating with the indictment of two Libyans in November of 1991." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of flap-folds and spine, very light rubbing. Ne ar F ine/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
PENLAKE:  REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE., Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface.
7 Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface. PENLAKE: REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE.
Erin / Toronto Boston Mills Press / Stoddart 1994 155046096X / 9781550460964 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
144 pp, square large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Between these covers lies the fascinating story of pioneer life and early cottaging on one of Muskoka's most beautiful and pristine lakes. In its 150 historical photographs and lovingly researched text, 'Penlake' captures the essence of cottage life. For anyone who has spent time in Cottage Country, this wonderful volume will rekindle memories, reawaken the senses, delight and entertain." Chapter headings: Early History; The Coming of the Cottagers; Penlake Resorts; Life on the Lake; Recreation; Working; Potpourri. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PENLAKE:  REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE., Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface.
8 Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface. PENLAKE: REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE.
Erin / Toronto Boston Mills Press / Stoddart 1994 155046096X / 9781550460964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, square large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Between these covers lies the fascinating story of pioneer life and early cottaging on one of Muskoka's most beautiful and pristine lakes. In its 150 historical photographs and lovingly researched text, 'Penlake' captures the essence of cottage life. For anyone who has spent time in Cottage Country, this wonderful volume will rekindle memories, reawaken the senses, delight and entertain." Chapter headings: Early History; The Coming of the Cottagers; Penlake Resorts; Life on the Lake; Recreation; Working; Potpourri. Book has minor slanting to spine. Dust jacket has very small crease and tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
9 Doughty, A.G. and Lanctot, Gustave. (Walter Butler Cheadle) CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA 1862-1863.
Ottawa Graphic Publishers 1931 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
311 pp, small 8vo (8" H). Volume One of The Canada Series, edited by F.P. Grove. Fold-out b&w map at rear, b&w illustrations. "This is the journal of the first transcanadian tourist. Before him others either on business, exploration or duty, had crossed overland from Eastern Canada to British Columbia. But Walter Butler Cheadle was the first to traverse the whole country from the Saint Lawrence to the Pacific simply 'for pleaseure', for the sheer enjoyment of seeing new lands, hunting the buffalo and visiting the gold regions of Cariboo - ." Pages and eps browning lightly, small tear at bottom of inside front hinge. Edges of textblock dust stained, light edgewear to boards, small areas of tape residue on front/rear boards near bottom of spine, spine/front cover lettering/decoration faded. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MR MISTOFFELEES with MUNGOJERRIE AND RUMPELTEAZER., Eliot, T.S.
10 Eliot, T.S. MR MISTOFFELEES with MUNGOJERRIE AND RUMPELTEAZER.
London Faber and Faber 1990 057115347X / 9780571153473 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Errol le Cain. 
Unpaginated, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/8" D). Two poems from T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats", wonderfully illustrated by Errol le Cain. "Mr Mistoffelees appears with Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer on the streets and in the drawing-rooms of fashionable London. Whether he is juggling with the family silver or producing kittens from a hat, Mr Mistoffelees confounds his audience with the diversity and elegance of his magical skills. Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer are up to tricks of a different kind. Acting with a wicked disregard for other people's property, they behave extremely badly and - such is their adroitness and charm - get away with it in style." Minor lean to spine, very minor toning to edges of pages, very minor wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance.
11 Ford, Boris, ed. Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
347 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Later Victorian Age (The reign in review / Tendencies and trends); Architecture; The Public Park; Literature; The Drama of Wilde and Pinero; New Homes for Barons and Artisans; Fine Arts; The City of Glasgow; Design, Craft and Industry; The Eisteddfod; Music; Clowns and Augustes; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Grove, Frederick Philip. FRUITS OF THE EARTH.
J.M. Dent and Sons, Toronto, (1933), Ist edition. 
336 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. Map endpapers. A novel about a Manitoba farming family in the early part of the twentieth century. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, spine color heavily faded - gold lettering still legible, scattered watermarks - some causing fading of color on front board. Good sound copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SETTLERS OF THE MARSH., Grove, Frederick Philip.
13 Grove, Frederick Philip. SETTLERS OF THE MARSH.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, c1925, first Canadian edition. 
341 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (blue cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. A story of relationships and love set in a Swedish community on the Canadian prairies. Minor browning to pages, sma ll soft crease at top corner of first 14 pages, one page with dog-ear crease, small light stain at fore-edge of pages 17-25, a few pages with a tiny foxing mark, browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, wear at corners, light w r i n k l i n g at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on boards. Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
14 Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia. SEASONED TIMBERS: A SAMPLING OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS UNIQUE TO WESTERN NOVA SCOTIA. VOL. 1
Halifax, Nova Scotia Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia 1973 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
152 pp, 8vo, 8 7/8" H. A collection of fine examples of Nova Scotia's architectural heritage in a section of Halifax County. Many b&w photos with full descriptions. Includes small maps of areas represented. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, very light browning to spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BOLTON SCHOOL DAYS., Hesp, Murray.  Foreword By William G. Davis.
15 Hesp, Murray. Foreword By William G. Davis. BOLTON SCHOOL DAYS.
Bolton, Ontario Bolton Enterprise 1970 Second Printing Soft Cover Good- 
147 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Traces the history of Bolton, Ontario's schools, the buildings and the people who administered them, taught in them and received an education in them. Contents: The Little Log Academy; The Mud Brick Hall of Learning; Lessons in the Town Hall; The Temperance Hall School; Bolton Public School; Ellwood Memorial Public School; Local Superintendents - Inspectors; Teachers; Students; School Board Secretary-Treasurers; Caretakers - Custodians of Property; Attendance Officers and Counsellors; Trustees; Holy Family Roman Catholic School; The Dawn of a New Era. Interior - water stain and waviness at top corner of last half of pages, first and last pages have pulled away from staples - some archival repairs, tiny edge tear on last page - archivally taped. Exterior - water mark/light stain at top corner of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, minor browning and soiling on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Hiaasen, Carl; Leonard, Elmore; Barry, Dave; Hall, James W.; Buchanan, Edna; Standiford, Les; Levine, Paul; Antoni, Brian; Due, Tanaanarive; Dufresne, John; Hendricks, Vicki; Hospital, Carolina; Mayerson, Evelyn. NAKED CAME THE MANATEE. UNCORRECTED PROOF.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, [1996], Uncorrected proof for limited distribution. 
200 pp, 8vo, soft cover. Uncorrected proof. "In November 1995, a baker's dozen of Florida's finest writers began a serial novel for 'The Miami Herald's Topic' magazine, one writer passing the completed chapters to the next, and with each chapter, the excitement grew...a raucously funny, intricately suspenseful story of intrigue, murder, double-cross, and even love, a novel populated by an extraordinary cast of reporters, ciminals, revolutionaries, voluptuaries, hitmen, policemen, the peripatitic ex-president of the United States, and the Bearded One himself, Fidel Castro..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - covers lightly rubbed, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THREE VOICES:  THE LIVES OF MARGARET LAURENCE, GABRIELLE ROY, FREDERICK PHILIP GROVE., Hind-Smith, Joan.
17 Hind-Smith, Joan. THREE VOICES: THE LIVES OF MARGARET LAURENCE, GABRIELLE ROY, FREDERICK PHILIP GROVE.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772007322 / 9780772007322 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
235 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "Drawing upon original sources as well as extensive personal interviews with Laurence, Roy and the family of Grove, the author suceeds in creating not only a lively and original discussion of their works, but a sensitive and compelling assessment of their lives as well." Very small bump at top/bottom of spine and at bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very small tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY., Hubbert,  Mildred Young.
18 Hubbert, Mildred Young. THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY.
Heathcote, Ontario Conestoga Press 1982 0919615015 / 9780919615014 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
116 pp, 10 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Stories of the schools, teachers and pupils of Grey County, Ontario at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century. Contents: Preface; Foreword; They raised a house at the crossroads; Those who lighted the lamps; They held the public purse as though it were their own; The haunted schools of Glenelg; Around the kitchen table; What did you learn today?; First you have to get their attention; It wasn't all academic; Beyond the schoolyard gate; The roads were long and the games were rough; When knowledge was called to account; The schools of Grey in Ontario; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PORT SYDNEY PAST., Johnson, George H.
19 Johnson, George H. PORT SYDNEY PAST.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills 1980 0919822274 / 9780919822276 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
64 pp, oblong (8" H x 10" D). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Since 1960, (the author) has been collecting data on the history of Port Sydney (Ontario) and the surrounding area. With the help of many friends who share his interest, he now has a collection of over two hundred photographs dating from the period between 1870 and 1930. In retirement, he has had the time to search for additional material in the Ontario Archives and many other sources. This book tells the story of the Village which, for a few long-forgotten years, aspired to be the metropolis of northern Muskoka." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA:  CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.  SECOND EDITION.  3 VOLUME SET., Klinck, Carl F., editor.  Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron,  et al.
20 Klinck, Carl F., editor. Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH. SECOND EDITION. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1976 Second Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ 
550 pp, 410 pp, 391 pp - 3 volume set - 9 1/4" H. dark blue and red cloth with gilt and dark blue lettering on spines and front boards, blue endpapers. Chapter headings include: The Voyagers; Explorers by Land (to 1867); Explorers by Sea: The West Coast; Literary Acitivy in the Maritime Provinces (1815-1880); Folktales and Folk Songs; Confederation to the First World War; Writers of Fiction (1880-1920); Canadian History and Social Sciences (1920-1960); Religious and Theological Writings (to 1960); Travel Book on Canada (1920-1960); Essays and Autobiography; Children's Literature (to 1960); Drama and Theatre; Poetry; Politics and Literature in the 1960s; Philosophical Literature; The Physical Sciences and Engineering; The Biological Sciences; Writing in the Social Sciences; Critical Theory: Some Trends, etc., etc. Some very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volumes One and Two, small area of minor colour loss on front board of volume One, minor corner wear on all volumes. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
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