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A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
1 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Nami Matsuo Scott. 
284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES.  4 VOLUME SET.  VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD.  VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION.  VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES., Churchill, Winston S.  Introduction by Roy Jenkins.
3 Churchill, Winston S. Introduction by Roy Jenkins. A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES. 4 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN. VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD. VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION. VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES.
London Folio Society 2003 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ 
445 pp, 366 pp, 352 pp, 347 pp - 9 1/2" H - 4 volume set. Bound in maroon buckram, blue title blocks with gold lettering, blocked with a design in blue ad gold by David Eccles on front boards. Dark blue endpapers, colour and b&w plates, b&w maps. Maroon slipcase with photographic portrait of Winston S. Churchill on one panel. Vol. 1 has a small very faint scratch just above tthe spine title block, Vol. 3 has very small area of minor glue residue on bottom of text block. Slipcase is structurally sound, has various small scratches and soiling marks, 1" dia light stain on top surface, a few tiny dents - mainly on bottom surface, faint liquid splashes on top of side panel portrait, portrait has light wear on front edge. 
Price: 165.00 USD
 
 
TROOPER AND REDSKIN IN THE FAR NORTH-WEST: RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE, CANADA, 1884-1888. (NORTHWEST), Donkin, John G.
4 Donkin, John G. TROOPER AND REDSKIN IN THE FAR NORTH-WEST: RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE, CANADA, 1884-1888. (NORTHWEST)
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
289 pp + 32 pp publisher's list, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w frontispiece, fold-out map. A facsimile of the edition published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1889. "In the early 1880's, an adventurous young Englishman set off for a look at the New World, and soon found himself swept up in the current of immense historical forces that were shaping the young Canadian nation. He joined the North-West Mounted Police, and during the next five years he witnessed the rise and fall of Louis Riel, the subjugation of the Indians, and the opening of the West, from the point of view of the common soldier. He was determined that the outside world should know the real truth about the Canadian West, and not the romanticized, idealized image that was promoted to lure immigrants to this harsh and often terrifying territory. His account of his gruelling trek from Regina to his post at Prince Albert, Saskatchwan, is unforgettable. He gives a day-by-day account of the tense months of the rebellion in the North-West. He observed Riel at close hand, as his prison guard, and his notes on his prisoner shed new light on a controversial figure. Later, he helped to subdue the Indians, and to quash the illicit whiskey trade, and he tells of the discovery of vast amounts of coal in the Souris district. The tale he tells is a far cry from the modern technicolor version of the Mounties and the old West, and it is a must for any reader who wants to know what Canada was really like one hundred years ago." Dust jacket has areas of light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN GUNSMITHS, 1608 TO 1900., Gooding, S. James.
5 Gooding, S. James. THE CANADIAN GUNSMITHS, 1608 TO 1900.
Museum Restoration Service, West Hill, Ontario, 1962, first edition. 
308 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, reproductions. Contents: Immigration, Emigration and Settlement. (An outline of where the gunsmiths received their training, where they settled and how this a ffected the gumaking trade in Canada.) The Arms of Champlain and his Followers. (The chronological evolution of the firearms found in Canada based on documents and other related material.) Made in Canada. (A Survey of the types of firearms m a d e i n Canada, how they were made, and how to identify and date them.) The Gunsmiths. (Biographical information about 750 gunsmiths, and gun makers who were working in Canada between 1608 and 1900.) Appendices: The Gunsmiths by Location; Se l ec te d Po r ti ons from Documents Relating to the Arms of New France, 1619-1630; The Montreal Armourers Company; Patented and Unpatented. Surface of rear board is tacky causing some light sticking to fully mylar covered dust jacket, slight brown in g a nd wa vin es s t o edges of text block, book slightrly curved. Dust jacket has color offset on inside of spine and rear panel from rear board, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing causing some minor col or l oss - main ly on r ear panel, a few tiny edge tears. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
6 Hutchinson, Lucy, Thornton, Alice, Ann, Lady Fanshawe, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, Anne, Lady Halkett & Brilliana, Lady Harley. Roger Hudson, Editor. THE GRAND QUARREL. FROM THE CIVIL WAR DIARIES OF MRS. LUCY HUTCHINSON; MRS. ALICE THORNTON; ANNE, LADY FANSHAWE; MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE; ANNE, LADY HALKETT & THE LETTERS OF BRILLIANA, LADY HARLEY.
London Folio Society 1993 Hard Cover Very Good 
256 pp, 9 1/2" H. Bound in full dark blue buckram with a repeat pattern of typographical ornaments in gold; pale blue-grey endpapers. Dark blue slipcase. 16 pages of lithographic plates reproducing contemporary prints and paintings, plus genealogical tables and maps. "There is no denying that writing - and reading - had spread rapidly out from the cloister and chancery under the stimulus of the printing press in the previous hundred years. This new climate of literacy, and a growing self-consciousness as the values of the Renaissance filtered through, combined with the natural instinct to record the extraordinary upheavals of the Civil Wars and their aftermath to produce the first great period of English biography and memoir." Less well known than their male counterparts, these women have left valuable documentation about the Civil War era through their diaries and letters. 1 1/2" soft wrinkle at fore-edge of free front endpaper. Slipcase has small bump to one front edge, light wear and 1 1/2" line indentation to one top side edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.:  A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946., Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C.
7 Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C. MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.: A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946.
Langton, ON George F. Keen 2003 0973358009 / 9780973358001 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Signed by Author
115 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page. Contents: Induction and Guard Duty; Initial Training School Number Five in Belleville; Training at No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg; Number 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba; No. One Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba; Embarkation Leave to Penrhos, Wales; No. 23 Operational Training Unit at Pershore; Operations With 426 Thunderbird Squadron; Operations With 420 Snowy Owl Squadron; Instructing at Long Marston; Training for My Second Tour; Operations With 431 Iroquois Squadron; 428 Ghost Squadron and The Trip Home; Epilogue. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.:  A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946., Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C.
8 Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C. MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.: A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946.
Langton, ON George F. Keen 2003 0973358009 / 9780973358001 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Signed by Author
115 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page. Contents: Induction and Guard Duty; Initial Training School Number Five in Belleville; Training at No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg; Number 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba; No. One Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba; Embarkation Leave to Penrhos, Wales; No. 23 Operational Training Unit at Pershore; Operations With 426 Thunderbird Squadron; Operations With 420 Snowy Owl Squadron; Instructing at Long Marston; Training for My Second Tour; Operations With 431 Iroquois Squadron; 428 Ghost Squadron and The Trip Home; Epilogue. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
9 Kimber, Stephen. LOYALISTS AND LAYABOUTS. THE RAPID RISE AND FASTER FALL OF SHELBURNE, NOVA SCOTIA: 1783-1792.
Doubleday Canada 2008 038566172X / 9780385661720 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
335 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The few hundred Loyalists who gathered at Roubalet's Tavern in New York one night in 1782 shared a nightmare of the past and a dream for the future. In the aftermath of the American Revolution, they found themselves abandoned by the king to whom they had promised their loyalty, and unwelcome in the land that had so recently been theirs. On the rocky shores of Roseway Bay on the south coast of Nova Scotia, beside one of the best harbours in the world, they would found a new and improved New York City. It would be cosmopolitan, but more refined, more royal, more loyal and certainly more exclusive than the place they were leaving forever. At first, all seemed to go according to plan. Shelburne, as it was called, quickly became the fourth-largest city in North America. At the time, Nova Scotia Governor John Parr grandly decribed it as 'the most considerable, most flourishing and most expeditious (city) ever -- built in so short a time --'. Within the decade, however, the Loyalists' dream city was well on its way to becoming a ghost town. What went wrong? This extraordinary and yet little-told episode from our nation's past is brought to exciting life. Combining painstaking research and a novelstic flair for narrative, (Kimber) charts Shelburne's 'rapid rise and faster fall' through the intertwined experiences of an eclectic collection of its early settlers, from aristocrats to freed slaves, colonial officers to local entrepreneurs." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny edge bumps to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE., Marston, Edward.
10 Marston, Edward. THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE.
Allison & Busby, London, 2004, reprint. 
261 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0749006331 "London, 1851. The London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, injuring the driver and others aboard. With the opening of the Great Exhibition at hand, interest is mo unting in the engineering triumphs of the railways, but not everyone feels like celebrating. Planned with military precision, this crime challenges the new Police Force to its limits and leads Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck to discover a ta n g l e d web of murder, blackmail and destruction. As the momentum gains pace, Colbeck closes in on the criminal masterminds. But just as the police begin to think the villains are within their grasp, events take an unexpected turn - Madeleine An dr ew s, t he beautiful daughter of the injured train driver, becomes an unwilling pawn in the criminals' game. In a final race against time, good and evil, new and old, are pitted against each other. But will the long arm of the law be quick eno ugh ? (Th is) is an action-packed dip into murky 1850s London. Full of historical detail, unexpected twists and memorable characters, (it) is a mystery that will surprise you at every turn." Remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates sligh tly in to p age margin. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and rubbing, remainder mark on bottom edge of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BATTLEFIELDS IN BRITAIN.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES - THE BRITISH PEOPLE IN PICTURES SERIES., Wedgwood, C.V.
11 Wedgwood, C.V. BATTLEFIELDS IN BRITAIN. BRITAIN IN PICTURES - THE BRITISH PEOPLE IN PICTURES SERIES.
William Collins of London, MCMXXXXIV (1944). 
48 pp, 8 15/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 21b&w illustrations. "In this book (C.V. Wedgwood) has chosen, after a brilliant general survey of her subject, to describe the most important battles which have taken place in Britain - the battle of Hastings, Edghill, Marston Moor, Killiecrankie, Dunbar - up to the last battle of all, the Battle of Britain. The stories of these battles are fascinating and exciting and the qualities of the great leaders - of Harold, Rupe r t , M o n trose, Fairfax, Cromwell, Dundee - are freshly presented within this limited focus. Most people have at some time stood on the site of an old battlefield and wished to have a clearer and more accurate picture of the historic event than h is k n ow le dg e could command. This Miss Wedgwood now makes possible, and the reader of the book will look at Maiden Castle and the field of Naseby and all the sites of our historic battles with reawakened interest and pride." Tiny foxing ma rks an d l ig ht bro wni ng on top of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning on spine and on some inside edges. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 


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