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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
 
 
3 Gilbert, Dan, LL.D. THE A-B-C OF THE ISMS.
Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, n.d., 2nd edition. 
78 pp, 7 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The A B C of the Isms; A Drive for Birth Control; Modern 'Satan Worship'; Modernistic Atheism; The Menace of 'Educational Totalitarianism'; Beyond the Campaign for Sex Education. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading on spine and part of covers, two small very light stains and small soft corner crease on front cover, tiny tear at top of spine - repaired. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
STUDENT AT THE GATES., Locke, Elsie.
4 Locke, Elsie. STUDENT AT THE GATES.
Christchurch, New Zealand Whitcoulls 1981 0723306583 / 9780723306580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
180 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "The turbulent days in Auckland of the 1930s - the Depression riots, the specials, the jobless, the poverty, the political ferment - are the backdrop of these reminiscences by Elsie Locke. The story begins with the idyllic, tranquil life at Waiuku in the 1920s before the author began her brave struggle to put herself through university. She recounts the impact of Left-wing ideas on the intellectual community in those troubled times leading up to World War II, when hardship polarised opinion and there seemed to be only two choices - communism or fascism. Her own choice was made at this time, and she outlines the experiences which eventually led to her joining the Communist Party - an involvement which was to last more than twenty years. The Government of the day responded to the social unrest caused by the slump with measures which many saw as repressive. Many of the author's acquaintances went on to become some of (New Zealand's) best known literary names (and the) printing house of Bob Lowry was a seminal inlfuence, both political and literary, in those heady days when minds were being freed and it really seemed as if a better world could be built. Despite all this social and political ferment, opportunities for women remained severely limited. Among Elsie Locke's acquaintances were many women of flair and distinction who were not to achieve the prominence of their male peers. Threaded through this important social history is the author's own story, which in itself has the fascination of a survival narrative. How she coped is a story of pluck, independence and integrity." Slight bump at top of front hinge area, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN:  THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT., Mathews, Hazel C.  Addendum by Mrs. Frances (Robin) Ahern.
5 Mathews, Hazel C. Addendum by Mrs. Frances (Robin) Ahern. OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN: THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1994, reprinted with corrections. 
521 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802018203 B&w illustrations. "Mrs. Mathews, descendant of a pioneer Oakville family, traces the development of a typical Ontario lake port and pictures social life at the various stag es of the town's development. The history is complete, beginning with the earliest settlement and ending at a period at which Oakville has changed its character completely. It is based on wide research, begun out of genuine interest and curio s i t y , into a part of the province about which very little has been written. Mrs. Mathews has combed such primary sources as family papers, local newspapers, and archive documents. She has given an intimate picture of the people, houses, and p ub li c bu il dings of Oakville, and of activities along "The Sixteen", the creek which has been so important in its life. But Mrs. Mathews does more than this. She places the development of the village and town in its proper setting in Ontario's his tor y, wi th the result that the reader learns not only about Oakville but about the social history of Southern Ontario over a long period." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, soft crease at top of rea r fl ap, ver y mi nor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN:  THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT., Mathews, Hazel C.  Line drawings by Juliet Chisholm.
6 Mathews, Hazel C. Line drawings by Juliet Chisholm. OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN: THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT.
University of Toronto Press, n.p., 1953, Ist edition. 
521 pp, large 8vo(9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, photos, color plates. "...traces the development of a typical Ontario lake port and pictures social life at the various stages of the town's development. The history is complet e, beginning with the earliest settlement and ending at a period in which Oakville has changed its character completely...(Mrs. Mathews) has given an intimate picture of the people, houses, and public buildings of Oakville, and of activities a l o n g ' The Sixteen', the creek which has been so important to its life...She places the development of the village and town in its proper setting in Ontario history, with the result that the reader learns not only about Oakville but about the s oc ia l hi s tory of Southern Ontario over a long period..." Previous owner's name in red ink on free front endpaper, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has chips and t ear s, su rfa ce paper loss at top of front panel, edge wear/creases, light fading to spine color, now protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  DECEMBER, 1965.  VOL. XLIII.  NO. 176., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (T.H. McGuffie, F.W.D. Jackson, H.G. Farmer, Major A. McK. Annand, A.S. Mathews, Raymond Lemmy, Major G. Tylden, et al.)
7 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (T.H. McGuffie, F.W.D. Jackson, H.G. Farmer, Major A. McK. Annand, A.S. Mathews, Raymond Lemmy, Major G. Tylden, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. DECEMBER, 1965. VOL. XLIII. NO. 176.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1965. 
Paging runs 167 - 222, 10" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 2 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 b&w maps. Contents include: "The Sword Dance", The 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders in 1853, as Portrayed by D. Cunliffe; Isandhlwana, 1879 - The Sources Re-examined, Part III; The King's Trumpets; Indian Mutiny Letters of Lieutenant William Hargood, 1st Madras Fusiliers / Notes: The Battle Honours of the French Infantry; The "Six Old Corps" in Britain and France; etc. / Question; Replies; Index. In terior - tiny corner crease at top corner of last few pages, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on s p i n e . Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BOOKS IN THE BLOOD:  MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER., Rota, Anthony.
8 Rota, Anthony. BOOKS IN THE BLOOD: MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll Press 2002 1584560762 / 9781584560760 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
313 pp, 9" H. From an edition of 1,700 copies, of which 950 were for sale. B&w photographs, repro-ductions. "Anthony Rota, dealer in antiquarian books and first editions for over half a century, talks of the private collectors and university libraries whose collectiions he has helped to enrich over these years, remembering his colleagues in the firm and in the trade generally. His early training under Bertram Rota, and the history of the firm since the latter's early death, are followed by telling com-mentaries on virtually all aspects of the trade, including runners (scouts), auctions (and auction rings), and the problems of buying privately or in competition. As past president of the Antiquarian Book-sellers' Association, and of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (of which he is now President of Honour), these lightly written memoirs, may be read as a guide to collectors and dealers alike, or, more simply, for the sheer pleasure of their reading." Book is slightly cocked, small area of minor fading at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, top edge of flaps and 1' band at top of front panel; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Young, Cecil J. "Cy". OAKVILLE'S 100 YEARS, 1857-1957. CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR BROCHURE.
Town of Oakville, (Oakville, Ontario, c1957). 
48 pp, 8vo, card covers. B&w photos, drawings. A local history of Oakville, Ontario covering the its first one hundred years - shops, houses, businesses, transportation, mayors, schools, churches, etc. etc. Interior - small name stamp on free fro nt endpaper and inside of rear cover, a few tiny light foxing spots, pages browning lightly at edges - otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - covers browning lightly at edges, very light pen mark on rear cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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