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Ontario Publishing 1985 0919354068 / 9780919354067 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
438 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "Harold H. Peacock: / With warm regards and appreciation / for a long friendship / Duncan C. Campbell / April 1985." B&w photographs. "In 1928, the year in which Alcan began its own journey, the fledgling company's prospects were not bright, and within four years they had dimmed still further thanks to the Great Depression's deadly stranglehold. Alcan had, however, some gilt-edged assets: its employees, men and women of talent, loyalty and above all industry, led by a team cast from the same mold and headed by that brilliant entrepreneur-scholar, Edward K. Davis. (This) is the story of these people and their company. Through a blend of skill, far sightedness, luck and plain hard work they made Alcan what it is today: a world leader in the aluminum industry. From its modest birth through its precarious infancy they nurtured its growth into the giant Canadian multinational enterprise now recognized around the world, thereby realizing that dream of a a global mission which had inspired its founders." Volume I only. Very light wrinkling at top/botom of spine, minor cocking to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny and small edge tears - some with creases at top of rear panel - archivally taped, small line indentation on spine, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Oldbourne, London, 1959, reprint. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "On Sunday, 10 June 1940, the Rev. Donald C. Caskie, Minister of the Scottish Kirk in Paris, preached for the last time in four years, said goodbye to his congregation, locked the chur ch and joined the mass-exodus from the city. A Highlander, he denounced Hitler from his pulpit. He was on the Gestapo 'Black List'. After a perilous journey - he was mobbed by French villagers who thought him a German paratrooper and machi n e - g u n n ed from the air - he arrived in Marseilles and commandeered the British Seamen's Mission near the Old Harbour. There the adventures of 'The Tartan Pimpernel' began. Immediately contacted by Allied Intelligence Officers he was conscri pt ed t o se rv ic e. The Seamen's Mission became a vital link on the escape route for prisoners-of-war and soldiers escaping from Dunkirk. He fed, clothed and gave the men shelter before sending them through the Pyrenees with forged papers to Sp ain . He co lle cte d m ilitary information for the Allies. Denounced by a British traitor, Dr. Caskie was banished to Grenoble where he continued his work as an 'underground padre'. Arrested by the Gestapo and sentenced to death in a Nazi Court h e pa ss ed thr ough sev en p risons and was saved from death by a German padre. Throughout all his perils (he) was sustained by the Christian Faith and inspired by native patriotism. Still the Scottish Minister to Paris, he has saved the books in whic h h e r ecor ded t he na mes o f his guests of war. Among the legion of men he helped were Whitney Straight, the millionaire sportsman and R.A.F. ace, and Redvers Prior, M.P. His story is enlivened by Scottish humour and brilliant character studie s of his comr ades a nd ene mies." Areas of light browning/foxing on end papers, one corner with a slight small bump, light wrinkling and color fading at top/bottom of spine, some light color fading on top edge of rear board, light browni ng on b ottom edge of bo ards, b rowning and fa int tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has small chips and tears (some with old tape on inside), light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, edge crease s, very light edge w ear, ne wspaper clipping tipped in on front flap. Good+/Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
Pendell, Midland, Michigan, 1966. 
175 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The years 1935 to 1945 might well be called 'The decade of a thousand golden horns'. There never was a time, before or since, when so many Americans danced. They were times when, no matter where you lived, there was a vast, cavernous ballroom nearby, its ubiquitous ceiling fixture a gigantic rotating sphere whose fragments of mirror splashed the ballroom with shifting, moving splinters of softly - colored lights. And those great bands! Who can forget them? Glenn Miller...Tommy Dorsey...Benny Goodman...Chick Webb...Jimmy Lunceford...Jan Savitt...Artie Shaw...and all the others! It's all here, inside these covers: The true stories of those great bands, with real photos of the men who shaped the sounds, who blazed the trails for all the big bands of today...assembled and recorded so they may not be lost to posterity. Nowhere, up until now, could the American reader find, in one volume, the warm, wonderful, exciting stories of the big dance bands...told by a musician-scholar. Open this book and you are with the men who were part of 'the golden age of the bands' - at a time when ALL America danced !" Very slight bump to bottom of spine, very light browning to edges, light soiling to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very small tear at top/bottom of spine and on rear panel, light rubbing, small scuff on front flap -fold, light browning on inside surface. VG/VG- 
Price: 18.95 USD
4 Insler, Michael S., ed. (Michael S. Insler, Jed Rabinovitch, Elisabeth J. Cohen, Paul B. Donzis, Ysolina M. Centifanto-Fitzgerald, Kirk R. Wilhelmus, Robert G. Notz, Thomas J. Spira, Gary N. Holland.) AIDS AND OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND THE EYE.
Grune & Stratton, Orlando, (1987), Ist edition. 
179 pp, large 8vo, hard cover - no dust jacket, as issued. B&w photographs, diagrams, charts, graphs, tables, etc. Contents: Ophthalmia Meonatorum; Inclusion Conjunctivitis; Herpes Simplex Virus; Syphilis; Viral Venereal Warts and Molluscum Contagiosum; The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Ophthalmic Disorders Associated with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Index. "...presents current trends in the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases that affect the eye. . . " Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1954. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER "TO ELIZABETH 'LIZ', FROM WALLACE KIRKLAND 'KIRK', KEEP FOLLOWING THE GINGERBREAD - THE HELL WITH THE PENNIES". B&w photographs. "Wallace Kirkland has been a photographer for 'Life Magazine' since it began. One of the editors of that magazine is said to have remarked upon hearing of the book, 'I always said you were the world's worst photographer, and the world's best writer'. This book consists of the stories behind Kirkland's photographic assignments - some of the ones which became famous: The Fox Hunt, The Birth of the Dragonfly, and Jamaican Boyhood: A Memory, and Man of Letters: Arthur Birnstengle, who wrote his congressman for a wife with extra ordinary results, and some of the ones which were never run, such as the Portrait of Gandhi when he got Gandhi's autograph on the tail end of a goat. The range of writing in this book is as wide as the Missouri. Mr. Kirkland goes from some exceptionally beautiful nature writing in the chapter on Turtles to moving remembrances of things and people in Jamaican Boyhood; to rowdy vignettes in the Life of a Wandering Photographer. Through all his adventures we see A Hero of our Time, a Don Quixote with a camera who is doing the work which he likes best." Very light browning to endpapers, three tiny corner bumps, very light browning to edges of textblock, wrinkling at top of spine and rear hinge area, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several tears, small chips, edge wear/creases, light edge browning, two small watermarks on inside of spine, light rubbing. VG-/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
Daw, New York, (1974, 1975), Ist printings. 
160 pp, 253 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "Were human beings the first intelligent beings to make themselves masters of this world? Before men emerged from the primeval jungles, might not other beings have dominated this planet, utilized it, contacted the stars, and called Earth theirs..." "In the great tradition of H.P. Lovecraft." Interiors - previous owners name on inside of front cover of vol. 2, pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear on vol. 2, minor edge wear on vol. 1, spines flat wtih two faint creases on vol. 2. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND., Macdonald, George.
7 Macdonald, George. AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1909 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Maria L. Kirk. 
352 pp, 8 1/8" H. Red cloth with black lettering on spine, gilt lettering and black illustration on front board, top edge brown. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) - collated. B&w head- and tail-pieces. Orange & white pictorial endpapers. The North Wind is not pleased when a little boy, Diamond, tries to block the holes that let her into his hayloft bedroom - so they come to an agreement that sees her take him on adventures during the night. An allegorical tale of good & evil, poverty, ethics, life & death. Very small gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, very light toning in margins of pages, very small crease at top edge of page leaf 119/120, light fading to spine colour, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spne, light browning on edges of text block - darker on top, scattered very light insect damage to edges of text block, two minor corner bumps, light loss of colour at fore-edge of rear board, two small liquid stains on front board, light soiling on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Orangeville, Ontario Westminster United Church 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
466 pp (plus ten additional pages that are numbered, but blank), 10" H. Maroon simulated leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, floor plans, reproductions, map. "Bess Marshall's recounting of the spiritual and temporal struggles of Orangeville's forefathers and their descendants is pure homespun. Their joys and sorrows, their ambitions and attainments, their unwavering faith in God, and the homely grass roots events of their lives are more meaningful history than battles, politics and treaties." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling on hinges, minor rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
London Element 2005 0007200714 / 9780007200719 First Edition Hard Cover Fine George Sharp and Rob McCaig. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), decorated glazed boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Colour illustrations. Title page continues: "Being the Newly Discovered Story of the Rev. ROBERT KIRK, minister of Aberfoyle in Scotland, as recorded by himself during a period spent in the realm of Faery, including a description of the beings encountered there, as told for his son, Colin, before he vanished from the sight of men, into that place of which he had written and to w hich his heart rightly belonged." "Lovers of faery lore know of Reverend Robert Kirk's 'The Commonwealth of Elves and Faeries', an astonishing description of life in the faery hills and courts of the parish of Aberfoyle, Scotland, where he was minister. But how did Kirk collect the information he included in his book? And what happened to Kirk, who disappeared on 20 June 1692? Here for the first time is Kirk's journal, in which he recorded his visits to the faery realms. In addition, it reveals why he disappeared from this world never to return. This book invites readers to come along on his amazing journey into the Otherworld and gives a wholly original and delightfully engaging account of the faery peoples, their history, magical powers and relations with humankind." 
Price: 16.95 USD
LEGENDS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER., Merrilees, Francis.  Illustrations by James Miller.
10 Merrilees, Francis. Illustrations by James Miller. LEGENDS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER.
Moray Press, Edinburgh, 1947, first edition. 
75 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 8 full-page b&w illustrations from drawings by James Miller, A.R.S.A., R.S.W. The legends are presented in poem form, and most are preceded by a short prose introduction. Contents: Dandy Jim; Lon don Scottish; Langminnan's Corpse; K.O.S.B.; The Fairies of Poldeoch; Angler's Hymn; Loch O' The Deil; North and South; The Witch of Crawick Mill; Auld Auchan; The Horse Couper and Michael Scott; Doddie Maxwell; The Priest's Rock; The Haly W h e e l ; T h e Lost Kirk; The Wedding of Alexander the Third; The Grey Mare's Tail; Are Ye Sleeping, Mr. Kello?; Royal Scot. Light edge wear, light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light ed ge w ea r/ wr i nk li ng, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine, one closed tear, darkening to spine and flap-folds, light soiling. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
11 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Hard Cover Good Good- Dust jacket art by M.L. Kirk. 
346 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H). Medium blue cloth with black lettering on spine and front board. 1922 on copyright page. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables". Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe finally marry and make their home at Four Winds. 1940's birthday inscription on free front endpaper, tiny faint foxing marks on fore-edge and top edge of textblock. a few vey small light stains on bottom of textblock - some migrate into bottom margin of some pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear to boards, a few light wrinkles on rear board. Dust jacket has some light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, several very small edge tears and tiny chips - some with creases, small chips and tears at top of spine, wrinkling and a few tiny stains on spine, light rubbing/soiling on spine and rear panel, soft creases on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
A HISTORY OF ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, GUELPH, ONTARIO 1832-1982., Moore, Peter B., Archdeacon, editor.
12 Moore, Peter B., Archdeacon, editor. A HISTORY OF ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, GUELPH, ONTARIO 1832-1982.
St. George's Church, Guelph, Ontario, 1982. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; The Heart of the Forest and the Pioneers; The Last Quarter of the Nineteenth Century; From the Beginning of the Century to the Last Year of the War; The Fourth Rector: George Frederick Scovil; The Fifth Rector: Stuart Henry Brownlee; The Sixth Rector: Stanley A. Kirk; The Seventh Rector: William J. Robinson; The Eighth Rector: Clarence M. Mitchell; The Ninth Rector: Peter B. Moore; Music in St. George's: 1832-1932/1932-1982; The History of St. George's Sunday School; Concerning St. George's Cemetery; Bishops of the Diocese of Niagara; Appendices. Interior - tiny crease at top corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
A GIRL CALLED TOMMIE: QUEEN OF MARCO ISLAND., Perdichizzi, Elizabeth M. (Signed) and Katherine S. Kirk.
13 Perdichizzi, Elizabeth M. (Signed) and Katherine S. Kirk. A GIRL CALLED TOMMIE: QUEEN OF MARCO ISLAND.
Caxambas Publishing, Goodland, Florida, 1999, first edition. 
145 pp + appendices, references and index, small 4to (10 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0967728169 SIGNED BY ELIZABETH M. PERDICHIZZI ON TITLE PAGE. Map endapers, many b&w photographs. "The Queen of Marco Island arrived here from Georgia as a teenage r names Tommie Camilla Stephens. She was a member of a large family, and there were many trials along the trail to Marco. After settling here, her father again decided to uproot the family and go traveling, but young Tommie put down her f o o t . M a r co was a fine place to stay and plant roots, she told him, and the rest of the family sided with her. Thus Tommie became a lifelong resident of the island. She soon married the owner of a mercantile store named James Barfield, and s he w as e v en tu al ly known all over southwest Florida as a plantation owner, hotel manager, postmistress, superintendant of education, lobbyist, politician, beekeeper, exporter of citrus candy, honey, fruit and other provender. No other wo man ha s e ver ha d s uch an im pact on Marco Island...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor waviness at top/bottom of book, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
Oakville, Ontario Knox Presbyterian Church 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Poor No Jacket 
148 pp. B&w photographs. A history of the Knox Presbyterian Church, its ministers and congregation, choir and church fabric, struggles and finances, etc., etc. Interior - bookplate on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small brown stain on fore edge of textblock, tiny white stain on front board, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
SUPERIOR ILLUSIONS., Pope, Richard.  Illustrated by Neil Broadfoot.  Foreword by Kirk Wipper.
15 Pope, Richard. Illustrated by Neil Broadfoot. Foreword by Kirk Wipper. SUPERIOR ILLUSIONS.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 1998. 
125 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 10" D) soft cover. ISBN 1896219470 B&w and colour illustrations. "An epic portrayal of life as experienced on the Voyageur Route from Lachine to the great summer meeting-place at Grand Portage. Drawing on his extensive research, (the author) presents a typical young Scot, employed as a clerk by the North West Company. A recent arrival from Scotland, the responsible yet inexperienced, Dugald Macleod embarks on his first trip 'up country'. Neil Broadfoot's original artwork realistically captures both the beauty and the perils of those turbulent times." A fictionalized account presented in verse, accompanied by contemporary quotations. Inside - small bump at top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease/bump at bottom edge of rear cover, small crease/bump at top corner of covers, very light rubbing on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
16 Queen Victoria. Edited by Arthur Helps. Introduction by Elizabeth Longford. LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS. FROM 1848 TO 1861.
London Folio Society 1973 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Queen Victoria, W. Wyld, E.M. Wimperis, Mrs. Gordon, et al. 
140 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Bound by Mackay in full white cloth decorated with a royal tartan in full colour; illustrated endpapers (colour reproductions of interiors at Balmoral). B&w photographs and reproductions. An erratum slip is laid in at pages 86/7. *No slipcase.* Minor wear at corners, light fading to spine color, slight curling to boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
VCs OF THE AIR., Turner, John Frayn.  Dust jacket illustration by Lynn Williams.
17 Turner, John Frayn. Dust jacket illustration by Lynn Williams. VCs OF THE AIR.
Wrens Park, n.p., 1993. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0905778693 B&w photographs. "There were thirty-two VCs of the air during the Second World War, yet how many of their names are known today? We have all heard of the exploits of Guy Gibson a nd Leonard Cheshire, but every one of the VCs of the air is associated with deeds equally daring and courageous. In these pages you will read of the forgotten VCs like Kenneth Campbell, who torpedoed the 'Gneisnau' in the harbour of Brest f r o m a h e ight of 50 feet, racing between the flak ships at mast height. William Reid, whose citations reads: 'Wounded in two attacks, without oxygen, suffering severely from cold, his navigator dead, his wireless operator fatally injured, hi s ai rc ra f t c ri pp led and defenceless, he showed superb courage and leadership in penetrating a further 200 miles into enemy territory to attack one of the most strongly defended targets in Germany'; Flight Sergeant Middleton whose 'devotion to d uty in th e fa ce of ov erwhelming odds is unsurpassed in the annals of the Royal Air Force', to quote from the official citation. (This book) reflects the whole war in the air more graphically than any impersonal history could do. The stor y s tart s in the d ays be fore Dun kirk, and finishes a few days before the atom bombs were dropped on Japan." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine faint label mark and tiny erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and minor wrin kli ng - mai nly a t bot tom of spine, very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD

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