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THE ONTARIO COLLECTION., Bayer, Fern.  Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  Preface by John White.
1 Bayer, Fern. Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Preface by John White. THE ONTARIO COLLECTION.
Markham, Ontario Ontario Heritage Foundation / Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1984 0889029792 / 9780889029798 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
388 pp, 11 1/2" H. B&w and colour reproductions. "(T)ells the unique story of over one hundred years of art collecting by successive Ontario governments, revealing for the first time the colourful history of the collection as a whole, as well as providing a complete, annotated catalogue of the more than 1100 works, by 450 artists, that make up Canada's first publicly-funded art collection." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Toronto Peter Martin 1977 088778156X / 9780887781568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
301 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)he first comprehensive examination of the independent schools and their role in Canadian society. Based on extensive research in neglected historical records and on hundreds of interviews from coast to coast, it documents the evolution of fifty schools across the country, sketches some of the famous (and infamous) headmasters and mistresses, and reveals the often unconventional beginnings of these Establishment establishments. No dry academic history, (it) concentrates on the people and the colour behind the grey walls: the milkman who became a headmaster by soliciting students on his rounds; the seven Anglican sisters who financed their school by selling used clothing; the school that acquired its property, an opulent nineteenth-century mansion, at a cut-rate price from a bankrupt social climber. (This) is a delight for everyone interested in Canadian education and social history." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of spine, two tiny scuffs at top of spine, a few tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE WORST OF TIME, THE BEST OF TIMES., Gutkin, Harry.  With Mildred Gutkin.
3 Gutkin, Harry. With Mildred Gutkin. THE WORST OF TIME, THE BEST OF TIMES.
Markham, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1987 0889027307 / 9780889027305 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
278 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Among the people who have achieved eminence on the contemporary scene, in the arts, in the professions, in public service, in education, an unexpectedly large number (come from) Winnipeg, the North End. This book began as an inquiry into the forces that led to so rich a harvest of talent from one small section of an ordinary city on the edge of the Canadian prairie. In a series of eighteen reminiscences by former North-Enders, it attempts to reconstruct the quality of life in that polyglot community in the years immediately before and after World War II, and from the point of view of one distinctive ethnic group, the children of Jewish immigrants. Jews constituted only a small proportion of the North End's ethnic mix, but as a group they quickly reached a remarkable level of acculturation and achievement, setting the tone and pace for the entire enclave." Includes: Monty Hall, Allan Blye, Leo Yaffe, Maurice Victor, Samuel Freedman, Maxwell Cohen, David Orlikov, Sylvia Ostry, Bernard Ostry, Meyer Brownstone, Frank Shefrin, Shlomo Ben Adam, Isaac Horowitz, Adele Wiseman, Harry Freedman, Miriam Waddington, Jack Ludwig and John Hirsch. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of front hinge, soft crease down rear flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
4 Heinlein, Robert. (also includes Damon Knight, Miriam Allen deFord, Theodore Sturgeon, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Bloch, Avram Davidson, John Christopher, Gordon R. Dickson, Robert F. Young, Idris Seabright, Isaac Asimov, Theodore R. Cogswell, et al. THE DOOR INTO SUMMER. (THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THIS NOVEL. IN 3 NUMBERS OF THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 11, NO.s 4, 5 & 6. OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 1956.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1956, first appearance - preceding publication in book format. 
127 pp, 128 pp, 128 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps - digest size). The first appearance of a new Robert A. Heinlein novel - the first printing in book format was by Doubleday in 1957. Cover art by Kelly Freas. October Contents: THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (first of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; I Don't Mind by Ron Smith; The Monster Show by Charles Beaumont; Anything Box by Zenna Henderson; The Decline and Fall of the Bug-eyed Monster (article) by John Christopher; Try This for Psis by Robert Bloch; Mr. Guthrie's Cold War by Jay Williams; Recommended Reading (department) by Anthony Boucher; Tea from Chirop Terra by Winona McClintic; King's Evil by Avram Davidson; Sonnets in a Moonship (verse) by Starr Nelson. November Contents: THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (second of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; Lullaby for a Changeling (verse) by Doris P. Buck; Flying Pan by Robert F. Young; The Truth of the Matter (article) by G. Harry Stine; Zeepsday by Gordon R. Dickson; Recommended Reading (department) by Anthony Boucher; The Hero Comes by Idris Seabright; Gimmicks Three: A Triptych - The Brazen Locked Room by Isaac Asimov; Time Trammel by Miriam Allen deFord; Impact with the Devil by Theodore R. Cogswell. December Contents: Stranger Station by Damon Knight; First Lesson by Mildred Clingerman; Full Circle (verse) by Dorothy Cowles Pinkney; THE DOOR INTO SUMMER (conclusion) by Robert A. Heinlein; Gandolphus by Anthony Boucher; The Red W agon by Jane Roberts; The Science Screen (department) by Charles Beaumont; The Apothesis of Kiby Miriam Allen deFord; Venture to the Moon - I. The Starting Line & II Robin Hood, F.R.S. by Arthur C. Clarke; Recommended Reading (department ) by the editor; And Now the News... by Theodore Sturgeon; Index to Volume XI. Interiors - small tear on first page at bottom staple, small closed tear (archivally taped) at bottom of page 55/56, otherwise clean (no rusting to staples ) and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exteriors - very l ight edge wear to covers - a little heavier at top/bottom of spine, top corner of October issue has light crease through book, soft small crease to bottom corner of front cover of December issue with migration into approx. first 60 pages, spines flat and uncreased. Scan of Nov. attached - scans of other two books available upon request. VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
COOKSVILLE:  COUNTRY TO CITY.  ALSO INCLUDES:  BRITANNIA., Hicks, Kathleen A.  Foreword By Sir Lou Parsons.
5 Hicks, Kathleen A. Foreword By Sir Lou Parsons. COOKSVILLE: COUNTRY TO CITY. ALSO INCLUDES: BRITANNIA.
Mississauga, Ontario Friends of the Mississauga Library System 2005 0969787375 / 9780969787372 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Inscribed By Author
345 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 12" D). Personalized inscription by author on title page. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A local history of Cooksville, Ontario, now part of the city of Missisauga. Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Tribute to Jacob Cook; Years: 1807-1850; Daniel Harris; Joseph & Jane Silverthorn; Years: 1851-1900; The Great Fire of 1852; The Credit Valley Railway; Years: 1901-1950; William Stanislaus Romain; Toronto Township Police Department; Years: 1951-2000; Reeve Mary Fix; Robert W. Speck; Mississauga the Town; Mississauge the City; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small corner crease on rear cover, minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY., Hubbert,  Mildred Young.
6 Hubbert, Mildred Young. THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY.
Heathcote, Ontario Conestoga Press 1982 0919615015 / 9780919615014 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
116 pp, 10 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Stories of the schools, teachers and pupils of Grey County, Ontario at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century. Contents: Preface; Foreword; They raised a house at the crossroads; Those who lighted the lamps; They held the public purse as though it were their own; The haunted schools of Glenelg; Around the kitchen table; What did you learn today?; First you have to get their attention; It wasn't all academic; Beyond the schoolyard gate; The roads were long and the games were rough; When knowledge was called to account; The schools of Grey in Ontario; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
SALTY DIPS.  VOL. 3.  "DID WE SAY ALL?", Lych, Mack, ed.  (W.B. Creery, Mildred Bailey Blais, R.W. Timbrell, O.C.S. Robertson, R.L. Lane, E.S. Brand, J.M. Robertson, T.W. Watson, L.M. Langstaff, R. Campbell, L.M. Patterson, G.A. Olmstead, G.F. McElroy, B.R. Burrows, E.W. McLeod, et al.)
7 Lych, Mack, ed. (W.B. Creery, Mildred Bailey Blais, R.W. Timbrell, O.C.S. Robertson, R.L. Lane, E.S. Brand, J.M. Robertson, T.W. Watson, L.M. Langstaff, R. Campbell, L.M. Patterson, G.A. Olmstead, G.F. McElroy, B.R. Burrows, E.W. McLeod, et al.) SALTY DIPS. VOL. 3. "DID WE SAY ALL?"
Ottawa Branch, Naval Officers' Associations of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., 1988, first printing. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969134231 Contents: From the Beginning to the first Disaster; Everyone was "Tea-ing" and then the War came; There, but for the Flip of a Coin; Big Robbie's War; To the Engineroom by Motorcycle; Not all the Work was done at Sea; Saga of a Four-Stacker; Hurricanes at Singapore - Liberator over Burma; What the Captain's Writer saw; Those daring young Men in their fast MTBs; Of Brigs and Barracudas; Prisoners of War: 1. Milag - Four Long Years - 2 . Stalag - Tail Gunner - 3. Marlag - Athabaskan Survivor; There I Was, upside-down, two Fathoms on the Clock; "You'll get used to it"; Now it can all be told. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine sl i g h t l y twisted, minor edge wear, minor soiling on rear cover, spine slightly faded. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
8 Matthews, John. Foreword by Mildred Leake Day. GAWAIN: KNIGHT OF THE GODDESS. RESTORING AN ARCHETYPE.
Wellingborough Aquarian Press 1990 085030783X / 9780850307832 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
208 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Gawain was once the most important knight at Arthur's court, a shining example of all that was best in chivalry at the time. However, as the popularity of the Arthurian romances grew the character of Gawain diminished, leaving him represented as a villain rather than as Champion of the Goddess. How this transformation came about, and the reasons why, are explored here. In this deeply researched volume (Matthews) examines all the known texts relating to Gawain, beginning with early Celtic references and working through the Latin romances and the vivid stories of the Middle Ages, including the famous 'Morte d'Arthur' of Sir Thomas Malory. From these texts the author has rediscovered the original Gawain - a figure of great mythical, magical and historical importance. Gawain's many adventures and several identities are studied in detail, providing a completely fresh and exciting appraisal of the texts in question, and this works adds considerably to our understanding of the Arthurian cycle and Gawain's part in it. It also contains a thorough investigation of the actual site of the famous 'Green Chapel' and the first English translation of the fragmentary medieval text 'The Childhood of Gawain'." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, light browning to edges of text block - migrates into page margins, light remainder mark on bottom of text block, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, very small printing ink stain in margin of page 169. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has some light wrinkling at top edge, very light rubbing and faint line indents on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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