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1 Burton, G. Allan. A STORE OF MEMORIES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771017928 / 9780771017926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "With warmth, wry wit, and surprising candour, G. Allan Burton relates the big and small incidents in his life, sometimes with nostalgia, sometimes with bite. His story starts in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale district, where, as a child, he discovered the twin passions of horse-riding and watercolour painting, passions that became the dual themes of his life. The first took him into the Governor General's Horse Guards, into the Allied Forces' dangerous campaign in Italy during World War II, and into a life-long love of fox hunting. The second took him into architecture and interior design and then into Simpsons where he worked his way from stockboy to chairman of the company. Throughout his business career, he kept a journal in which he recorded the critical events of Simpsons growth - the formation of Simpsons-Sears, the opening of new stores, and the innovative development of shopping malls in Ontario and Quebec, the frustrations of economic recession, and finally the explosion of the 'store wars' in 1979 where the Hudson's Bay Company and Sears, Roebuck of Chicago battled for control of this major Canadian company." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one tiny tear with crease - archivally taped, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
2 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Ducret, Siegfried, text. Photographs by Michael Wolgensinger. PORZELLAN DER EUROPAISCHEN MANUFACKTUREN IM 18. JAHRHUNDERT.
Silva-Verlag, Zurich, (1971). 
136 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with full color tipped-in plates, table of marks at rear. TEXT IN GERMAN ONLY. Covers the major 18th century procelain manufacturers of Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, England, Denmark, H olland and Belgian. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, a few small closed tears. VG+/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
4 Duffy, Michael, ed. (Alessandra Nibbi, Derek Howse, Peter Fenton, Conrad Dixon, William Philpott, Ian Buxton, R.J. Hunter, John C. Appleby, Sidney Brown, Ray Gambell, Betty Nelson Curryer, K.D. McBride, Austin Farrar.) THE MARINER'S MIRROR. THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH. VOL. 79 NO. 1. FEBRUARY 1993.
Society for Nautical Research, Portsmouth, 1993. 
128 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents include: Stone Anchors: The Evidence Re-assessed; Some Early Tidal Diagrams; The Navigator as Natural Historian; To Walk the Quarterdeck: The Naval Career of David Ewan Bartholomew; 'One Ha d to Stiffen One's Upper Lip': The Royal Navy and the Battle of Puerto Plata, 1904; The Development of the Merchant Ship 1880-1990; Scotland and the Atlantic: the Voyage of the 'Jonet' of Leith, December 1611; A Guinea Venture, c.1657: a n o t e o n t h e early English slave trade; Was James Bartley swallowed by a whale?; From Monte Video to Troy: W.L. Byers, Victorian manufacturer and shipowner; 1914 - Task Forces that never were; Devon Seine Net Boats in 1934, etc. Interior - sm al l so f t cr e as e at top corner of last half of pages, soft wrinkle at fore-edge of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling, small soft corner creases on rear cover, small bump a t t op of s pi ne. Ver y Goo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF., Hamilton, Duncan.
5 Hamilton, Duncan. THE UNRELIABLE LIFE OF HARRY THE VALET: THE GREAT VICTORIAN JEWEL THIEF.
London Century 2011 1846058139 / 9781846058134 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
311 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "October 17, 1898, en route to Paris's Gare du Nord station, the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland's jewels were stolen from her train carriage. More than forty pieces, worth nearly 2 million Pounds today, disappeared that night, and the perpetrator along with them. It would become one of the most widely reported heists of the late Victorian era, but what no one knew was that the man who committed this most daring and well-planned theft had already committed nine almost identical crimes. A man who wore bespoke suits and handmade shoes; who used a dozen pseudonyms to dust over his tracks; who belonged to three smart London clubs and lived in the luxury of West End hotels; whose staple diet was champagne and whisky; who was pursued by London's top detectives for five and a half years and - by their own admission - proved smarter than them. A man who fell so much in love with a woman that he would steal and lie for her, only to be betrayed by her." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has some areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL., Kennett, Frances.  Illustrated by Natacha Ledwidge.
6 Kennett, Frances. Illustrated by Natacha Ledwidge. COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1989, first edition. 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0575045957 B&w photographs, b&w and colour illustrations. " 'Coco' Chanel changed the way women dressed, brought them a new chic, and liberated them forever. But she paid a tremendous pric e for her domination of the fashion scene, a reign that lasted six decades. She was driven by her ambition to build an international empire and become a millionairess. Happiness, however, eluded her. The luck that attended her professional ca r e e r was absent from her private life. The great love of her life died in a car crash. She was wooed by an English Duke, a Russian Prince and by one of the greatest French poets of the age. The man she finally sought to marry dropped dead in fr on t of her. She outlived nearly all her lovers and died alone, feeling a failure. This handsome new biography, lavishly illustrated with specially commissioned paintings and with photographs, tells of her extraordinary life, her tragedies and tr ium ph s, and explains her unique appeal both as a woman and as a great designer." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at edges of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderat e ge nera l r ubb ing and rub/indent lines - no color loss, small edge tear with creases - archivally taped, small area of surface paper loss at bottom inside of rear flap-fold. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 Leckie, Robert. DELIVERED FROM EVIL: THE SAGA OF WORLD WAR II.
New York Harper & Row 1987 0060158123 / 9780060158125 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
998 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers. B&w maps. "World War II eventually involved every major power in the world, and before it was over some fifty million people lost their lives. (This) is a complete political and military history of World War II. Written with the pace and sweep of a fine novel, it makes the period, its major leaders, and the events not only comprehensible but also alive and real. Robert Leckie begins his book with the punitive treaty of Versailles and the fumbling efforts of the Western democracies to cope with the rise of Mussolini and Hitler. He draws vivid profiles of the political leaders, generals, and admirals who created and fought the war; describes the battles; analyzes the military strategy; considers the economic and political factors; and tells of the daily lives of those who were engaged on the far-flung fronts and those who endured at home. Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt, MacArthur, Tojo, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Rommel and many other fascinating individuals become live protagonists on the stage sets of such dramatic sites as Stalingrad, Tobruk, Guadalcanal, Dunkirk, Leningrad, Monte Cassino, Midway, Omaha Beach, and Iwo Jima. Readers of all ages will find Leckie's powerful, action-packed narrative both compelling and comprehensive, and they will gain fascinating insights into one of the greatest and most awful events in human history." Minor browning on top of text block, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light fading to spine color, light edge wear, a few tiny edge tears - one with crease and taped, minor browning at edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Mackay, James. (Robert Service.) VAGABOND OF VERSE: ROBERT SERVICE, A BIOGRAPHY.
Edinburgh Mainstream 1995 1851587047 / 9781851587049 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(W)hat little is generally known of (Robert Service's) life is vague and full of contradictions. Now, after years of research and retracing Service's lifetime of wandering, James Mackay has unravelled this web of half-truths and enigmas to produce a fascinating, definitive biography. (I)llustrated with many superb rare photographs, (this book) is a welcome insight and necessary read for all Service admirers." Tiny stain on half-title page, minor bump to top and bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor rubbing, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CIRCLES OF HELL:  THE WAR IN ITALY, 1943-1945., Morris, Eric.
9 Morris, Eric. CIRCLES OF HELL: THE WAR IN ITALY, 1943-1945.
Crown, New York, 1993, first U.S. edition. 
498 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. ISBN 0517578107 "....a highly critical look at an appallingly managed campaign. This was a war where all the rules were broken. Many of the opposing div sions had been fighting against each other since El Alamein. But the winter weather in the Apennines was so awful, the logistics so absurd, that for a period there was even a sort of mutal agreement that it made no sense to fight and die. T h e A l l i ed force was composed of more than twenty different nationalities. Dissent and disertion were rife. VD was endemic. Alexander was weak and irresolute. And Mark Clark threatened to order his men to fire on British troops if they cr os se d c it y li mi ts in Rome before his 5th Army. And yet the Spring offensive across the Po was perhaps one of the most brilliant campaigns of World War II. By this time, however, it hardly mattered. Generals Montgomery, Clark, Marshall and A lex and er m ay no t e mer ge with reputations intact from the pages of Eric Morris's gripping and revelatory book, but the ordinary soldiers receive their proper tribute....a tale of titantic struggles of infantry and artillery, of courage and rug ged endu ran ce, wi th succ ess measured in blood-soaked yards." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, somescattered light soiling marks in margins of pages 377 to 385, small light soiling mark on top of text block, tiny light mark on f ore-e dge of t ext blo ck. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling/creasing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ARTHUR MALONEY: THE LAST OF THE TRIBUNES., Pullen, Charles.
10 Pullen, Charles. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ARTHUR MALONEY: THE LAST OF THE TRIBUNES.
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History / Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1994. 
411 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550022245 B&w photographs, political cartoons. "Arthur Maolney was a charmingly complicated and skilled man who came out of the Ottawa Valley determined to make something of himself a s other members of his family had done before him. By the time he died in 1984 he had been a successful criminal lawyer, a politician, a social activist, and Ontario's first Ombudsman. Charles Pullen draws on his experiences as Maloney's artic l e d law student in the late 1950s and his training as both lawyer and literary scholar to present a rich and fascinating account of Maloney's busy professional and personal life." Tiny scuff on front hinge, two small light dust stains on bottom of t ex t block. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TOMLIN'S CREW:  A BOMBARDIER'S STORY., Smallwood, J.W.
11 Smallwood, J.W. TOMLIN'S CREW: A BOMBARDIER'S STORY.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1992. 
260 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897451546 B&w illustrations. "John William Smallwood, Jr., says 'The general idea for writing this book formed in my mind while commuting from New Jersey to New York City in the early 1950s, once the aftermat h of some fairly arduous World War II experiences had begun to jell.' Over the next 20 years he assembled his personal diaries, letters written home, and news clippings bearing on the war in Europe, then confirmed details in several univers i t y l i b r aries as well as in the U.S. Air Force archives." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small group of tiny soiling marks on top of textblock, tiny scuff on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
12 Trollope, Anthony. Introduction by Richard Mullen. MR SCARBOROUGH'S FAMILY.
London Folio Society 1998 Hard Cover Fine Alexy Pendle. 
510 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H) - quarter blue buckram series binding with a design in black and gold by Malcolm Harvey Young, grey paper boards with border in blue, grey endpapers, dark blue slipcase. B&w illustrations. " 'Mr Scarborough's Family' was first published as a serial text in 'All the Year Round' from 27 May 1882 to 16 June 1885. It was first published in book form by Chatto & Windus as a three-volume edition in spring 1883. This edition is based on the text of the serial version with minor emendations and with the excised passages reinstated." Slipcase has a few very tiny dints on front edges, small bump at top rear edge and top rear corner, very light rubbing, a few very small soiling marks on one side panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.)
13 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.) EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS.
Toronto Longmans, Green 1940 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good Good- Fenwick dust jacket art. 
284 pp, + (4 pp), small 8vo (7 3/8" H), orange cloth with black lettering on spine. "In the heart of London's clubland there stands a tall and grimly forbidding edifice known to taxi-drivers and the elegant young men who frequent its precincts as the Drones Club. Yet its somewhat austere exterior belies the atmosphere of cheerful optimism and bonhomie that prevails within. For here it is that young gallants of Mayfair forgather for the pre-luncheon bracer and to touch lightly on the topics of the day. But all is not idle chatter that passes at this hour of the morning snifter - life in its sterner aspects often comes under review and is discussed with a candour that loosens tongues and encourages confidences. Then it is that the Eggs and Beans cluster round, and, with bated breath, listen while a Crumpet holds the floor with a dramatic narrative of domestic disturbances in the life of Bingo Little or, perhaps, the heart-throb story of Freddie Fitch-Fitch at Droitgate Spa. To the members of the Drones such epics are history in the making; and to us, because our ribs ache from joyous laughter, they are no less significant." Contents: All's Well with Bingo; Bingo and the Peke Crisis; The Editor Regrets; Sonny Boy; Anselm Gets His Chance; Romance at Droitgate Spa; A Bit of Luck for Mabel; Buttercup Day; Ukridge and the Old Stepper. Moderate browning on free endpapers, tiny foxing marks on preliminary pages, foxing on top of text block - and a few on the other text block edges, small dog-ear crease on page 79/80, small to tiny bump at top corner of pages 39-80, large soft creases on page leaf 161/162, very light wear/fading at edges of boards, light fading/wrinkling at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny tears/chips, large taped tear across rear panel and rear flap, moderate foxing on inside surface and on flaps, light soiling, colors are still bright. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 


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