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1 Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair. BATA: SHOEMAKER TO THE WORLD.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724168 / 9780773724167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving the liviing standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money. At the time, Tom had no idea of the challenges he would face in fulfilling that promise. Not only was he ill-equipped, at age eighteen, to step into the shoes of an acknowledged business genius, creator of the largest shoe manufacturing and retailing organization in the world. Worse than that, fate was about to deal him a series of painful blows. The subjugation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia, by the Nazis was followed by an acrimonious family rift, the expropriation by Communist regimes of all his holdings in Eastern and Central Europe and, in other parts of the world, economic and political upheavals that threatened the survival of the newly resuscitated Bata organization. Yet Bata actually thrived on the sudden change and adversity. From his new home base in Canada he built, this side of the Iron Curtain, a global empire that employs 70,000 people and plays an important part in the economies of many developing countries. (This) is the story of the man, his family and their business." Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT:  BIMBASHI McPHERSON., Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors.  Preface by Lawrence Durrell.  (Joseph McPherson.)
2 Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors. Preface by Lawrence Durrell. (Joseph McPherson.) THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT: BIMBASHI McPHERSON.
Ariel / British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985. 
287 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0563204370 "Joseph McPherson, classicist, scientist, linguist, athlete and determined individualist, arrived in Egypt in 1901. He fell in love with the country, its people and customs, and stayed there until his death in 1946. McPherson was a born storyteller. In the letters he wrote home, from which this selection has been made, he not only itemised his own life but illumined the history of his time. In Cairo as a teacher, he used his long ho l i d a y s t o travel all over the Middle East and Asia Minor. The First World War found him first at Gallipoli, brilliantly describing the doomed campaign, and then later in the Sinai desert. The last episodes of his career make equally enthra ll in g re ad in g w he n , as Head of the Secret Police in Cairo with the rank of Bimbashi (Major), he investigates drug dealers, exotic Madames and intriguers in the brothels of Cairo, and the burgeoning Egyptian revolutionaries." Part Two (page s 1 24- 18 4) cov er Mc Phe rso n' s experiences in the First World War. Interior - minor browning to pages, small crease from bump at bottom of pages at gutters, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - three very small cor ner cre ase s, l igh t c reas e at hi nges, small creases from bump at bottom edge of covers near hinges, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
3 Charters, Dean. Introduction by Angela M. O'Connell. MOUNTIE, 1873-1973: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF THOSE EARLY YEARS.
Don Mills Collier-Macmillan 1973 029734207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
253 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "1973 marks the centennial anniver- sary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (This book is) a pictorial tour of adventure through those glorious early days. One hundred years is not long when we are talking about history, but a glance at these photographs shows the phenomenal growth of Canada during that period. And the man who laid the groundwork for this phenomenal growth was the Mountie. Without his work of pacification, the task of settling and civilizing the Canadian west could not have been carried out. The photographers who took these pictures must have been imbued with the same spirit of adventure that motivated the Mountie. The proof is here. Wherever the men of the N.W.M.P. went, the photographers followed. The results of their work are here, a fitting tribute to the men of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." Tiny soft bump at top corner of pages 163 to end of book, previous owner's small label on front pastedown, very faint tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, minor wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate on rear flap-fold, several edge tears (some with creases) archivally taped, light rubbing 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Dobrowolsky, Helene. Foreword by Dr. William Beahen. LAW OF THE YUKON: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE IN THE YUKON.
Whitehorse, Yukon Lost Moose 1995 0969461267 / 9780969461265 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The First Post - Fort Constantine; The Klondike Gold Rush; Reinforcements Meet the Great Stampede; After the Rush; First Nations People and the Police; Crime, Conspiracy and Court; Women and the Force; Patrolling the Yukon; At Ease; Wartime and Alaska Highway Construction; Dog Stories; Policing Today; Honour Roll; Reference: Endnotes; Selected Bibliography; Illustrations; Index. Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, very soft crease at top of rear panel and flap, 1" faint line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 93.  APRIL 1989.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Peter Cooksley, Ray Edwards, Francois Prins, Cliff Hoyle, Ruth Sligh, Chuck Sloat, Ian McLachlan, Dave Allport, Dave Smith, Ross McPherson.)
5 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Peter Cooksley, Ray Edwards, Francois Prins, Cliff Hoyle, Ruth Sligh, Chuck Sloat, Ian McLachlan, Dave Allport, Dave Smith, Ross McPherson.) FLYPAST. NO. 93. APRIL 1989. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1989. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Observer's Tale (operational career of 'Peter' Wilson); 'Oboe' Mosquitoes (Pin-point bombing by 'Oboe' equipped Mos quitoes); Sir Philip's Cobra (Sir Philip Sassoon and his fleet); Sir Thomas (Sopwith); A Survivor - Just (One of Boscombe Down's Harvards); Insubstantial Evidence (Whitley sortie); Jet Heritage (Jet Heritage Collection, Bournemouth); Skybo s s ( C o r s a i r); News (death of Roland Fraissinet, demise of a Rapide); Preservation Project (CWH Lancaster); Aviation Archaeology (East Anglia); Airfield (North Coates, Donna Nook); Notebook (New Zealand), Museums of the World (National Air a nd S p ac e Mu se um , Wa shington, D.C.), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear with crease on rear cover, very light rubbing on rear cover , m ino r bro wn ing to ed ge s o f textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR:  THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WAR., Gallagher, Gary W.; Engle, Stephen D.; Krick, Robert K.; Glatthaar, Joseph T.  Foreword by James M. Mcpherson.
6 Gallagher, Gary W.; Engle, Stephen D.; Krick, Robert K.; Glatthaar, Joseph T. Foreword by James M. Mcpherson. THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE OF WAR.
Osprey, Oxford, 2003. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1841767360 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. Combines four previously published Osprey Essential Histories of the American Civil War: The War in the East 1861-May 1863; The War in the West 1861-July 1863; The War in the East 1863-1865; The War in the West 1863-1865. "Undoubtedly the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late nineteenth century, the American Civil War spanne d f o u r b l oody years of fighting, in which over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives. From its outbreak at Fort Sumter, North Carolina in April 1861 until its conclusion at the Appomattox Court House, more than 10,000 battle s, en ga ge me n ts a nd skirmishes were recorded across the length and breadth of America. This book explores the political, historical, strategic and cultural significance of the American Civil War, examining its impact on the civilians and mil ita r y p ers onn el ca ugh t u p in it." Interior - small ink circle at top of the half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, small soft wrinkle at top fore-edge of rear cover - mig rate s into las t pa ge. V ery Good + 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
7 Karamanski, Theodore J. FUR TRADE AND EXPLORATION: OPENING THE FAR NORTHWEST, 1821-1852.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1983 0774801441 / 9780774801447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
330 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "For profit more than fame the (fur) traders risked dangerous rapids in summer, starvation in winter, and hostile Indian tribes year round to discover new river routes 'westward of the mountains'. In pursuit of the Northwest Passage or a Great River to the West, successive expeditions were dispatched to the Far North by Sir George Simpson, the viceroylike governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. Exploration was profitable and necessary because more furs could be traded for fewer goods in the virgin lands where the white man had never been. The extraordinary achievements of the trader-adventurers - such men as Samuel Black, John Bell, and Robert Campbell - have been overlooked by previous historians because their way was so difficult and their successes so meager. Isolated at the end of 3,000 miles of canoe trails, in fierce competition with Russian and Indian traders, they always worked against the odds while at every turn the Bay Company withheld its support in order to conserve profits. This lively account of the unsung heroes of the Hudson's Bay Company provides new information about the traders who tested the mapmakers' misconceptions of the Far Northwest." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at bottom of front panel and front flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FOR CAUSE AND COMRADES:  WHY MEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR., McPherson, James M.
8 McPherson, James M. FOR CAUSE AND COMRADES: WHY MEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1997, 2nd printing. 
237 pp, lg 8vo (9 3/8"), hard cover in dust jacket. The author has drawn on over 25,000 letters and almost 250 private diaries from soldiers on both sides of the Civil War to determine the motivation to continue fighting through countless bloody ba ttles over four long years. Bump to top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 McPherson, James M. and Cooper, William J., Jr., eds. WRITING THE CIVIL WAR: THE QUEST TO UNDERSTAND.
University of South Carolina Press, (Columbia, SC, 1998), Book club. 
356 pp, 8vo, HC. Fourteen distinguished historians present a wide-ranging discussion of the vast effort to chronicle the conflict of the Civil War. Covering a wide range of topics from vetran reminiscences, to battlefield operations, military stra egy, soldiers, politics, presidential leadership, gender, slavery and race relations, this volume is an informative guide through the labyrinth of Civil War literature. Very light edgewear to dj, minor rubbing to back panel of dj. NF/ V G + 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS:  REPRESENTATION., Ward, Norman.
10 Ward, Norman. THE CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS: REPRESENTATION.
Toronto University of Toronto 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
307 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Nature of Representation in Canada; The Constituencies (Redistribution, 1867-1892 / Redistribution, 1892-1948); The Members of Parliament (Qualifications and Disqualfications of Members / The Independence of Parliament / The Payment of Members / The Personnel of Parliament); Elections (Nominating and Voting Procedure / The Election Officials / The Voters' Lists / The Election / The Franchise / The Disfranchisement of Citizens / Electoral Corruption and Controverted Elections / Election Expenses); Conclusion; Appendixes (Relevant Sections of the British North America Acts / Dates and Results of General Elections since 1867 / A Note on the Statistics of Representation); Index. Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small ink scribble and erased pencil mark on rear free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, several small closed tears and ships, light browning, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country's physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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