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1 Blakeley, Phyllis R. With a new Preface by C. Bruce Fergusson. GLIMPSES OF HALIFAX.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1973 0919302645 / 9780919302648 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 
213 pp + Index, 10" H. Facsimile reprint of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia edition,1949. Canadiana Reprint Series No. 53. Medium blue cloth with gold lettering on spine/front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Halifax in 1867; The Army and Navy in Halifax; Business; Visits of Royalty; Public Buildings; Public Utilities; Sports and Other Amusements; The Playgrounds of Halifax; Holidays; Halifax in 1900; Index. Crease at bottom corner of Preface page and Title page, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
OPERA:  A RECORD OF THE OPERA PRODUCTIONS AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, FROM 27th JUNE 1960 TO 13th JULY 1962.  GOVENT GARDEN BOOK NO. 14., Crisp, Clement, editor.  Introduction by Sir David Webster.  Articles by Georg Solti, Earl of Drogeda.  Cover design by Sean Kenny.
2 Crisp, Clement, editor. Introduction by Sir David Webster. Articles by Georg Solti, Earl of Drogeda. Cover design by Sean Kenny. OPERA: A RECORD OF THE OPERA PRODUCTIONS AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, FROM 27th JUNE 1960 TO 13th JULY 1962. GOVENT GARDEN BOOK NO. 14.
Adam & Charles Black, London, n.d. 
68 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, costume studies. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Musical Director; The Opera Benevolent Fund; A Midsummer Night's Dream; King Priam; Don Giovan ni; Alcina; Fastaff; La Sonnambula; Fidelio; Iphigenie en Tauride; Die Walkure; Die Zauberflote; The Silent Woman; L'Heure Espagnole; Erwartung; Gianni Schicchi; Other Operas in the Repertory; Guest Artists; Conductors; The Orchestra. Inte r i o r - s o ft crease at top corner of pages and very small soft crease at bottom corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small corner creases, a few very small dints and scuffs on top h al f of s p in e , li ght rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
3 Foer, Joshua. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR:  1914., Gliddon, Gerald.
4 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." A group of five small, circular shallow dents on front board; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a group of five small, circular shallow dents on front panel; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
6 Isherwood, Christopher. A SINGLE MAN.
London Methuen 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cover art by Don Bachardy. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). "(The subject of this novel) is the consciousness of one man, during one day in 1962, in and around Los Angeles. George, the 'single man' of the title, a middle-aged professor of English, has every reason to live in the past, but even the memory of his friend, Jim, killed in a car crash, does not prevent him from resolutely living in the present. From the first moment of waking consciousness the novel fans out over the day, taking in a hilariously funny lecture on a Huxley novel, and culminating in an unexpected meeting with Kenny, one of his students, in a bar on the seafront. Mr Isherwood has never been so mercilessly frank as here - though the frankness is tempered by his usual wit and compassion." Tiny dent in top margin of page 7, very light browning to edges of text block, two tiny dents on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has publisher's clip across bottom of front flap and printed "Price 16s net in U.K. only", both flaps have the extended white areas that appear on some copies (see scan), light browning to spine and top edge of rear panel, some horizontal puckers/wrinkles in the publisher applied laminate, very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Dust jacket is now protected in removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
SINK-HOLE., Leigh, Bill.  Dust jacket art by Mike Jarossko.
7 Leigh, Bill. Dust jacket art by Mike Jarossko. SINK-HOLE.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1977, first edition. 
142 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0575022752 "The Lancashire village of Arkholme is in the grip of a winter such as it has never known. Snow, feet deep, and the intense cold have brought village life to a standstill. A thick la yer of ice covers the treacherous sink-hole at the bottom of Haggatt's Quarry. Patrick - Butch to his enemies - is the school bully, with Kenny Birkett as his favourite victim. When he meets Kenny and his friend Pete out sledging, the vio l e n c e i n Patrick, never far below the surface, comes to a head. The boys' fight takes them down into Haggatt's Quarry, out on to the ice of the sink-hole itself. Petra, Patrick's twin sister, tries to stop the fight. Then all thoughts of f ig ht in g st o p as the sink-hole collapses, and the four children are catapulted into the labyrinth below. A rock fall seals off their escape. This is a story of great tension and excitement. It is also the powerful study of four children, vir tua lly un de r s en te nce of death, and their developing relationship with one another." Tiny soiling speck on half-title page, tiny faint foxing marks on edges of textblock, slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has areas of ligh t wr ink ling al ong top edge, very faint foxing maks on inside surface. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 McDowall, Duncan. QUICK TO THE FRONTIER: CANADA'S ROYAL BANK.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1993 0771055048 / 9780771055041 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
478 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he story of the Royal Bank, told not only in terms of executive personalities and corporate strategies, but also through an exploration of its corporate culture - of the lives of the people of the Royal - and of the part this corporate culture played in the opening of the country and the expansion of international trade. Throughout are vignettes that focus on some diverting details in the life of the Royal Bank. How many, for instance, know that Henry Mullins, the manager of the Mariposa branch of the Exchange Bank in Stephen Leacock's 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town', was based on a real-life Royal Banker, George Rapley, of the Orillia, Ontario branch? Or that, in an effort to foil robbers, tellers were often expected to sleep on the bank premises (sometimes in front of the vault) with loaded revolvers under their pillows? Eminently readable as well as informative (this book) fills an important gap in Canadian business history." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly top edge small scratch on both panels, tiny dent on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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