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THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF JOHNNY LONGFOOT IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC HAT., Besterman, Catherine.   Illustrated by Warren Chappell.
1 Besterman, Catherine. Illustrated by Warren Chappell. THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF JOHNNY LONGFOOT IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC HAT.
Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1949, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Johnny (Longfoot, son of Peter the Shoe King) must learn many things other boys didn't know. (His family) must find him a most unusual tutor who could teach him arithmetic, algebra, Egyptian, Greek and modern history, and several foreign languages, including Chinese. But where could they ever find a teacher who knew so many things? Finally it was decided that the only one with so much knowledge was - a cat!....(Thoug h Barnac, Squire of Catnap,) was willing to teach the boy, he insisted that Johnny must also learn to think for himself. And so one morning, when a drop of water splashed on Johnny's book, he soon reasoned where it came from - the ceiling . A n d t h e splash of water was a tear. This tear, though Johnny did not at first realize it, was the beginning of another exciting quest. For Phoebe the Spider was crying because he had lost a treasure, the Magic Hat. And Johnny, at Barnac' s s ug ge st i on , de cided to find it. The search would put all his new knowledge and keener wits to a splendid test...." Minor bump at three corners, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wea r/ wr i nkl ing , s ev era l sma ll tears - one with some surface paper loss, light to moderate rubbing and soiling, very small closed tear on each hinge, light browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SPLENDID HUNDRED:  THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements.
2 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements. THE SPLENDID HUNDRED: THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075516837 / 9780075516835 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
170 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, map. "This is the hitherto untold and virtually unknown story of the 100 Canadian fighter pilots who flew during the Battle of Britain - 'the pre-eminent air battle of the modern era. ' Together they scored more victories per pilot than any other Allied air force. Set against the backdrop of a raging controversy over control within Fighter Command, (this book) relates the feats of daring exemplified by such pilots as Johnny Kent, Ernie McNab, Gordie McGregor, Dal Russel and Skeets Ogilvie. It is also the story of the grit and courage of a British people who refused to break under the horrendous onslaught of German bombing raids." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SPLENDID HUNDRED:  THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements.
3 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword by Lieutenant-General G. Scott Clements. THE SPLENDID HUNDRED: THE TRUE STORY OF CANADIANS WHO FLEW IN THE GREATEST AIR BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075516837 / 9780075516835 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
170 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, map. "This is the hitherto untold and virtually unknown story of the 100 Canadian fighter pilots who flew during the Battle of Britain - 'the pre-eminent air battle of the modern era. ' Together they scored more victories per pilot than any other Allied air force. Set against the backdrop of a raging controversy over control within Fighter Command, (this book) relates the feats of daring exemplified by such pilots as Johnny Kent, Ernie McNab, Gordie McGregor, Dal Russel and Skeets Ogilvie. It is also the story of the grit and courage of a British people who refused to break under the horrendous onslaught of German bombing raids." Interior - very small crease at bottom corner of last 4 page leaves, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small corner creases, slight curl to covers at fore-edge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FROM THE HEART., Cash, June Carter.
4 Cash, June Carter. FROM THE HEART.
St. Martin's, New York, 1988. 
244 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0312911483 B&w photographs. "She is a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry since the heyday of the Carter family; wife of the 'Man in Black', Johnny Cash; mother not only to her own children, but to her 'babies' as we ll - Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Hank Williams, Jr. June Carter Cash is a survivor who has triumphed over the turnabouts of a career in music and risen to face some of the most devastating challenges life has to offer. From t h e t e r r o r of being held prisoner to her son's brush with death to the rewards of seeing her daugher and husband overcome a dependency on drugs, June Carter Cash recounts her life with all the poignant beauty of a ballad. It is a stirring so ng w i th m an y a ha unting very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR:  THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT., Charyk, John C.
5 Charyk, John C. THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR: THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1985 0888331711 / 9780888331717 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The old-time Christmas concert is remembered almost unanimously by participants and onlookers alike as 'the biggest day of the year'. Every phase of the concert is featured in this wonderful book: from the first rehearsals to the unpredictably disastrous moments on concert night; from the welcome speech by a nervous preschooler to the climax of the program, the nativity pageant. The monologues and drills, costume songs and plays, gymnastics displays and minstrel acts are recalled vividly by participants in their own words and complemented by private photographs and treasured concert momentos. (This book) brings back the drama and excitement of the old-time school Christmas concert to all who miss it, to all who want to reminisce about it, and to all who wish to experience it for the first time." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds, two tiny dents on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BETWEEN THE SEVERN AND THE WYE:  POEMS OF THE BORDER COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES., Coppin, Johnny, selected by.  (Francis Brett Young, Mary Webb, Margery Lea,  Leonard Clark, John Masefield, John Betjeman, Molly Holden, Ivor Gurney, Laurie Lee, A.E. Housman, W.H. Auden, U.A. Fanthorpe, et al.)
6 Coppin, Johnny, selected by. (Francis Brett Young, Mary Webb, Margery Lea, Leonard Clark, John Masefield, John Betjeman, Molly Holden, Ivor Gurney, Laurie Lee, A.E. Housman, W.H. Auden, U.A. Fanthorpe, et al.) BETWEEN THE SEVERN AND THE WYE: POEMS OF THE BORDER COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES.
Gloucestershire Windrush 1993 0900075236 / 9780900075230 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Ray Hedger, wood engravings. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w map, wood engravings. "This collection of poems has been selected by the singer and songwriter, Johnny Coppin, to celebrate the 'spirit of place' and evoke the atmosphere and character of the area. (It) is a meandering journey from the source to the sea, featuring spectacular hills and quiet valleys, moorlands and forests, cathedral cities, historic towns and villages. John Betjeman, Mary Webb, A.E. Housman and Ivor Gurney are some of the established poets chosen, but the anthology also has many contemporary writers such as R.S. Thomas, U.A. Fanthorpe, and Helen Dunmore who have found inspiration in the border counties." Includes 'Index of First Lines', 'Index of Poets', and 'Information on Albums and Settings'. Dust jacket has minor soiling, one tiny closed tear on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BETWEEN THE SEVERN AND THE WYE:  POEMS OF THE BORDER COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES., Coppin, Johnny, selected by.  (Francis Brett Young, Mary Webb, Margery Lea,  Leonard Clark, John Masefield, John Betjeman, Molly Holden, Ivor Gurney, Laurie Lee, A.E. Housman, W.H. Auden, U.A. Fanthorpe, et al.)
7 Coppin, Johnny, selected by. (Francis Brett Young, Mary Webb, Margery Lea, Leonard Clark, John Masefield, John Betjeman, Molly Holden, Ivor Gurney, Laurie Lee, A.E. Housman, W.H. Auden, U.A. Fanthorpe, et al.) BETWEEN THE SEVERN AND THE WYE: POEMS OF THE BORDER COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES.
Gloucestershire Windrush 1993 0900075236 / 9780900075230 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Ray Hedger, wood engravings. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w map, wood engravings. "This collection of poems has been selected by the singer and songwriter, Johnny Coppin, to celebrate the 'spirit of place' and evoke the atmosphere and character of the area. (It) is a meandering journey from the source to the sea, featuring spectacular hills and quiet valleys, moorlands and forests, cathedral cities, historic towns and villages. John Betjeman, Mary Webb, A.E. Housman and Ivor Gurney are some of the established poets chosen, but the anthology also has many contemporary writers such as R.S. Thomas, U.A. Fanthorpe, and Helen Dunmore who have found inspiration in the border counties." Includes 'Index of First Lines', 'Index of Poets', and 'Information on Albums and Settings'. Book is fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, small tear archivally taped at top of front flap-fold, small sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CHUM STORY: FROM THE CHARTS TO YOUR HEARTS., Farrell, Allen.
8 Farrell, Allen. THE CHUM STORY: FROM THE CHARTS TO YOUR HEARTS.
Toronto Stoddart 2001 0773762639 / 9780773762633 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
260 pp, square (8 1/2" x 8 1/2"). B&w photographs. "In this rollicking reminiscence of the good old days, CHUM alumnus Allen Farrell reveals how a band of brazen broadcasters took the rock 'n' roll 'fad' and ran with it to become the grand arbiter of all that was hip. You'll meet CHUM's ever-changing cast of stars - the eccentric on-air personalities, the juggernaut salespeople, the outrageous promotions people - and its bit players, including peeing spider monkeys, guitar-playing chimps, and a trio of hex-casting witches who won the Maple Leafs the Stanley Cup in 1964. And you'll get the inside scoop on and lavish photos of the stars of the day: Elvis, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Frankie Valli, Harry Belafonte, Jerry Lewis, Chubby Checker, Dick Clark, Connie Francis, and countless others. Rock 'n' roll rebels. Top Forty pioneers. Progressive rock visionaries. CHUM defined each generation by the tunes they listened to. Anyone who reached for the dial in the '50s or '60s and turned to CHUM for laughs and social connection should reach now for 'The CHUM Story'!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Very tiny bump at bottom of front hinge, two tiny corner curls, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE POWER OF TWO: CARL BREWER'S BATTLE WITH HOCKEY'S POWER BROKERS., Foster, Susan.  With Carl Brewer.  Foreword by Stevie Cameron.
9 Foster, Susan. With Carl Brewer. Foreword by Stevie Cameron. THE POWER OF TWO: CARL BREWER'S BATTLE WITH HOCKEY'S POWER BROKERS.
Fenn, Bolton, Ontario, 2005, first edition. 
341 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1551682893 B&w photographs. "One of the most compelling figures ever to lace on a pair of skates, Carl Brewer was a gifted skater and stickhandler, renowned for his ability to control the pa ce of a game and to goad opponents into costly errors. His talents made him an NHL all-star and one of the cornerstones of a Toronto Maple Leaf dynasty. But he was also a loner playing a team game, a free spirit in an era when players were expec t e d not to make waves. Teammates and management alike wrote him off as an eccentric, an enigma. At what should have been the peak of his career, he abandoned the game, embarking on a lifelong search for meaning in his life. Along the way he met S us an Foster, and together they would discover the purpose. (This is) the story of how Carl and Susan successfully battled the hockey establishment over the issue of player pensions. Together they uncovered fraud, corruption and betrayal of tru st, ul timately helping bring down the powerful Alan Eagleson." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED CONFEDERATE READER., Gragg, Rod.
10 Gragg, Rod. THE ILLUSTRATED CONFEDERATE READER.
Harper & Row, New York, 1991, reprint. 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060157984 "Here is the Southern story of the War Between the States - in the words of the men and women who experienced it. Enhanced with almost 200 period photographs and illustratio ns - including many never before published - this is a personal, firsthand account of Southern soldiers and civilians caught in the deadliest, most destructive war ever to be fought in America. The book opens with a parade of period photogra p h s d e p icting the soldiers of the South as they appeared, and concludes with a pictorial essay on the South's aging veterans - young Confederates grown old, holding on to the memories of the Lost Cause. In between - in the words of the partic ip an ts , a cc om panied by contemporary photographs and illustrations, are depicted the daily life of Johnny Reb, the sacrifices and perils of the South's civilian population, the unforgettable elements of combat in the nation's bloodiest war, th e a gon y o f Nor the rn prison camps, and the fiery destruction wrought against the South by Sherman's victorious, vengeful army. Featured, too, is a biographical album of famous Confederates - Lee, Jackson, Cleburne, Morgan, Semmes, Stuart, Davis , Lo ngst reet , and Forr est - first-person accounts of the Legends in Gray. Unique in the historiography of the War Between the States, (this book) is a handsomely designed, freshly researched study of the epic Southern struggle for independence ." T hree tiny fa int stain s on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAGGEDY ANN AND THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY., Gruelle, Johnny.
11 Gruelle, Johnny. RAGGEDY ANN AND THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1961 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Johnny Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. Raggedy Ann and Andy, Millicent the puppydog and Uncle Unk & Auntie Aunt follow a beautiful golden butterfly on an adventure that takes them to a house that makes people invisible, a singing cow and leads to the ending of a greedy magician's magic spell. small minor wrinkle to fore-edge of pages, light lean to spine, moderate edge wear, tiny scuff on front board, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAGGEDY ANN AND THE HOBBY HORSE., Gruelle, Johnny.
12 Gruelle, Johnny. RAGGEDY ANN AND THE HOBBY HORSE.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1961 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Worth Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. An encounter with a Hobby Horse that escaped from a cruel magician leads Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy to strange adventures with Willywiggles, a magic boat and witches. Tiny very light stain in margin of page 37, light to moderate edge wear, one very small corner bump, light rubbing to rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAGGEDY ANN IN THE SNOW WHITE CASTLE., Gruelle, Johnny.
13 Gruelle, Johnny. RAGGEDY ANN IN THE SNOW WHITE CASTLE.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1960 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Justin C. Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy encounter many strange folk on their journey to a Snow White Castle where they reverse a sleeping curse with the help of a magical golden ring. Small edge tear at bottom of page leaf 73/74 - archivally taped, a few page edges with a soft wrinkle(s), slight lean to spine, light to moderate edge wear, small shallow bump at top edge of rear board, a few very small rub marks on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Gunther, John. With a new introduction by the author. DEATH BE NOT PROUD: A MEMOIR.
New York Modern Library 1953 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
261 pp, 7 1/4" H. Modern Library Book 286. "Countless afflicted and sorrowing people from every part of the world have found solace and inspiration in this testatment to the heroism of young John Gunther who died at the age of seventeen after a gallant but losing fight against the ravages of a brain tumor. The record of his brief life, so tenderly and poignantly portrayed, is the story not so much of suffering and death, but of courage and consideration and selflessness. Besides being one of the rare consolatory books in the world's literature, it has become immeasurably influential in the campaign to combat cancer. For this edition, John Gunther (father of 'Johnny'), writes a new and profoundly moving account of the influences this memoir has had on the fortunate as well as the sorely stricken everywhere." Very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price- clipped, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears and chips, minor browning/soiling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WIZARD SERIES.  7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE., Hawke, Simon.
15 Hawke, Simon. WIZARD SERIES. 7 VOLUMES FROM THE SERIES: THE WIZARD OF 4TH STREET / THE WIZARD OF WHITECHAPEL / THE WIZARD OF SUNSET STRIP / THE WIZARD OF RUE MORGUE / THE SAMURAI WIZARD / THE WIZARD OF SANTA FE / THE WIZARD OF LOVECRAFT'S CAFE.
New York Popular Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - Dave Mattingly, cover art. 
Seven books from Simon Hawke's 'Wizard Series', 6 3/4" H. *The group on offer here does not include the prequel (The Wizard of Camelot), the final volume (The Last Wizard) or the spinoff (The Nine Lives of Catseye Gomez).* 1. The Wizard of 4th Street - 247 pp, 3rd printing, ISBN 0445208422 - Wyrdrune (a less-than-competent student wizard) and Kira (a beautiful cat burglar) have "managed to pull off the heist of the 23rd century. The place was a posh Fifth Avenue gallery. The room was full of sorcerers bidding their heads off - and Wyrdrune and Kira made off with three invaluable jewels. Now, they've got hired killers, Arab magnates, and every punk magician in New York after them. The real trouble is that the stones are enchanted. Which means they keep coming back to Wyrdrune, and he can't get rid of them - or Kira - for love or money. It's going to take serious thaumaturgic research to unravel a mysterious spell that goes back to the dawn of time." 2. The Wizard of Whitechapel - 215 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445203048 - "A telephathic dream shared by (Wyrdrune and Kira); a dream that called them to England to save the last survivor of Camelot. Only when they awoke, the nightmare became real. An enchantment from the dawn of time united (them) with a shady French witch, a 300-pound fairy, and a feisty thirteen-year-old English punk street urchin named Billy Slade - who is a lot more than what he seems. But can this unlikely team prevail over the awesome, ancient power that is loose in London, stalking the mist-enshrouded streets at night and savaging its victims? Can anything defeat the necromancy of the Dark Ones?" 3. The Wizard of Sunset Strip - 202 pp, 2nd printing, ISBN 0445207027 - "A devil haunts the City of Angels - a fiend who is carving his own Hollywood legend on the bodies of young women. Is the killer a psychopath? Or a relentless evil from the dawn of time? Only (Wyrdrune, Kira and Billy Slade) can tackle the case that baffles the police. Why are people disap-pearing? Why was the only suspect torn to pieces in his jail cell? From the glitz and glamour of Tinsel-town to movie sets where ominous shadows leave footprints in the ground, Wyrdrune and his band must find a way to stop the murders - before a fantasyland of eternal horror is created in a temple of innocence." 4. The Wizard of the Rue Morgue - 201 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0445207043 - "Responding to an ally's plea, the bearers of the runestones must outwit the gendarmes to free an innocent man. Meanwhile, Parisian street children are disappearing as a chain of bizarre slaughters brings a new horror to the Rue Morgue. And beneath the streets, in the seweres and Catacombs, the immortal Dark Ones prepare a gruesome trap to destroy the runestones. Their plan: unleash a bestial army on Paris and drown the city in a sea of blood." 5. The Samura Wizard - 214 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361321 - "Tokyo, Japan, a thriving metropolis powered by a blend of technology and magic. But some inhuman entity is murdering women and Inspector Akiro Katayama, sorcerer agent in charge of crimes involving magic, has just one clue to work with - a dragon's scale. Enlisting the aid of Japan's greatest wizard and a streetwise homicide detective, he tries desperately to solve the case - but he has no idea of the awewome power he is dealing with. (Wyrdrune, Kira, Billy Slade & Modred are the only ones who) know the identity of the beautiful necromancer behind the killings - but can they stop her before she unleashes the most deadly spell of all?" 6. The Wizard of Santa Fe - 349 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446361941 - "The Pueblo Indians called it the Dancing Ground of the Sun, but now an evil force from the dawn of time threatens to turn this peacful city into a place of eternal darkness. With the coming of the Second Thaumaturgic Age magic has returned to the city, and it is here that adept Paul Ramirez hopes to pass on the old knowledge he has gained from the legendary Merlin Ambrosius. Soon, however, he'll find himself tracking down a vicious killer - in league with (Kira, Wyrdrune, Billy Slade) and a tough-talking one-eyed cat named Gomez. He'll need all the help he can get - on a Santa Fe trail of necromancy fast turning into a blood-soaked Festival of the Damned!" 7. The Wizard of Love-craft's Cafe - 210 pp, 1st printing, ISBN 0446365173 - "Undercover cop John Angelo had enough to worry about, posing as a contract killer to infiltrate the mob. Then a necromantic ambush results in his death, and Angleo comes back as something more than what he was - a blend of his own personality with that of a two-thousand-year-old sorcerer - Modred. His wizard half is needed to help Wyrdrune and Kira defeat the ancient Dark Ones now united to destroy the mystic Runestones, whose magic spell has pursued evil from the dawn of time. But his undercover cop half has lost his memory and thinks he's the lethal hit man Johnny Angel. And now Johnny is being stalked by an immortal killer - one who makes even the mob look like a bunch of amateurs!" All volumes have a slight lean to the spine, light edge wear - a little more on '...4th street' and '...Whitechapel', light browning to edges of text block; '...Samurai' and '...Sante Fe' have light creases on spine; ...Whitechapel has a looped ink line at top of front cover and water stains/waviness at bottom of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 Hunter, Douglas. (Tim Horton.) OPEN ICE: THE TIM HORTON STORY.
Toronto Viking, (Toronto, 1994), Ist edition. 1994 0670854050 / 9780670854059 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
456 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From his Nickel Belt adolescence, mixing it up on the ice with all the other young hopefuls, to the pinnacle of his career with the Maple Leafs, to the final game of a self-proclaimed 'tired old man', Then there was Tim Horton the business man, hustling for an off-season living like the rest of his fellow Maple Leafs in the days when salaries rarely broke $20,000. (He) eventually found donuts (but) when faced with the choice of building a business empire or playing the game, he chose the game every time, in a professional career that spanned an incredible twenty-five seasons - and ended only on the night of his death." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Jenkins, Janette. LITTLE BONES.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 070118194X / 9780701181949 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
282 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "It's 1899. London. A young girl is abandoned by her feckless family and finds lodging and work assisting a doctor. But Jane Stretch is no ordinary girl, and Mr Swift is no ordinary doctor - . Jane does her best to keep up with the doctor, her twisted bones throbbing, as they hurry past the markets, stage doors and side shows to appointments in certain boarding houses across town. The young actresses who live there have problems, and Mr Swift does what is required, calmly and discreetly. Grateful to her benefactor and his wife, Jane assists him and asks no questions - the desperate young women not minding that it is a cripple girl who wipes their brows. When this unlikely pair becomes involved with a rakish music hall star, Johnny Treble, it seems that Jane's spell of good fortune is not going to last. The police come knocking - how will the doctor explain the absence of his medical certificates? How will they explain their connections to Johnny Treble's sudden death? And how will Jane argue her innocence? It seems that no amount of wand waving will make their problems disappear. 'Little Bones' conjures a tawdry, tantalising, troubling world of unclear morality and conflicting sympathies - richly evocative and full of curiosities. Two people act against their consciences simply to get by, and the choices we make are called into question. Is it possible to commit abhorrent acts without being corrupted by them?" 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
18 Leonetti, Mike. Forward by Frank Mahovlich. THE GAME WE KNEW: HOCKEY IN THE SIXTIES.
Vancouver Raincoast 1998 1551921987 / 9781551921983 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Harold Barkley, photograpy. 
118 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "The 1960s was a decade of major transition for the National Hockey League. Bitter rivalries were the order of the day, especially between Canada's two teams, as the Leafs and the Canadiens accounted for nine of the decade's Stanley Cup winners. The league doubled in size as new teams in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Oakland brought hockey to new fans throughout North America. Aging superstars like Maurice 'Rocket' Richard passed the torch to the next generation of stellar players such as Bobby Orr. Hall of Famers like Johnny Bower, Dave Keon, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk and Glenn Hall were at their peak. Through it all, innovative action photographer Harold Barkley was rinkside, recording for posterity the greatest moments of hockey in the sixties. To his stunning colour photographs, accomplished hockey writer Mike Leonetti adds intriguing, fact-filled captions and comments. (A) treasure trove for dedicated hockey fans as well as newcomers to the game." Previous owner's place, Christmas date and signature on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, some light creasing at top edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
19 Lowe, Kevin. With Stan and Shirley Fischler. CHAMPIONS: THE MAKING OF THE EDMONTON OILERS.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1988 0132356236 / 9780132356237 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
356 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "When the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup in 1984, Albertans rejoiced. They had waited 91 years for just this moment. When they won it again in 1985, a new era in hockey was born: The Edmonton Era. Just six years after being incorporated into the National Hockey League, the Oilers had won back-to-back Stanley Cups and rewritten half the record book. In these few years they had grown from a cocky, immature team into a championship team with character and charisma. Kevin Lowe describes all of this and more. In particular, he talks about his teammates - the magnificent Mark Messier, the Flying Finns, the unbeatable Grant Fuhr, Boy Wonder Wayne Gretzky and, of course, the controversial Glen Sather. (This) is the complete, dynamic chronicle of the team that Gretzky helped to propel to greatness, told from the point of view of (his) roommate and teammate Kevin Lowe." Slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has soft wrinkling at bottom of spine and bottom of rear flap, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Macintyre, Donald. THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
208 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "The momentous nature of the Battle of the Atlantic, a struggle whose outcome was in the balance for over three years, cannot be exaggerated. Had the Germans succeeded in establishing a decisive mastery in the Atlantic, Britain would have been deprived of the essential American supplies - above all, arms and food - on which she depended for the continuance of the war abroad and for her own day-to-day survival; nor, later could the Americans have given their vital support. The story of how, instead, the Germans were defeated in the Atlantic, is a complicated and exciting one which Captain Donald Macintyre, a naval historian who himself played an active part in the battle, is well qualified to tell. Not only does he analyse the strategic issues, above all the importance of the convoy system and of continuous air-cover, he also describes the battle from the viewpoint of the participants themselves. The long drawn-out duel between escort and U-boat is made vivid by quotations from the log-books of some of the ablest escort-commanders, such as Captain Walker and Lieutenant-Commander Gretton, and from the combat-reports of the German U-boat 'aces', Prien, Kretschmer and Schepke. Complementing these eyewitness accounts, nearly 50 unfamiliar photographs, drawn from German as well as British sources, make the courage and endurance of all those who fought in the Atlantic the more immediate; the strategic and tactical aspects of the battle are likewise clarified by the specially prepared maps and diagrams." Light to moderate edge wear to boards, very light browning to edges of boards, very small light stain on title page, very soft corner crease on first few pages, light erasure mark on rear pastedown. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, a few small scratches and scuffs, a few small edge tears with old tape repair, small waterstain on inside of spine, browning at edges, a few brown stains on inside. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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