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Oakville, Ontario Oakville Star 1923 Hard Cover Good- 
83 pp + (2 pp) Reeves and Deputies +(2 pp) Index to By-Laws, 9" H. Green cloth boards with red leather spine - date in gold on spine, gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. By-laws include those: To provide for the obtaining and maintaining a Hall for the use of the Corporation of Trafalgar (1881); To Encourage Tree Planting in the Township of Trafalgar (1883); to Authorize the Purchase of the Bronte Harbor and Appurtenances and Other Lands in the Village of Bronte (1899); Respecting Public Morals (1899); To Commute a part of the Statute Labor of the Village of Omagh (1899); For Regulating the Time During which Stumps, Wood, Logs, Etc., May be Burned in the Open Air (1904); To Prohibit the Sale of Liquor in the Township of Trafalgar in the County of Halton (1906); To Grant Certain Privileges to the Nelson Telephone Company (1907); To Restrain Domestic Animals from Running at Large (1912); For Licensing, Regulating and Governing Billiard, Pool or Bagatelle Tables and Bowling Alleys in the Township of Trafalgar (1915); to Appoint a School Attendance Officer for the Township of Trafalgar (1920); etc., etc. The list of Reeves and Deputies at the back has been amended in pencil to update the information on Reeves to 1939, and on the front free endpaper to 1945. Two areas of light soiling in margins of page 43, small split in paper and a few areas of browning on inside front hinge, small crease at top corner of pages 13 to 18, light edge wear to boards, small piece missing at top/bottom of leather spine, tiny scuffs and rubbing on spine, figure 3 in date on spine is faded, boards have areas of slight discoloration, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
2 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Cassell, London, 1967. 
286 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "Morale is as important to a nation in peace as it is in war, on the factory floor and in an office as in a warship or a bomber's crew, in a trade union as in a regiment. In our complex, unstable times, it is vital that we should seek to understand more of morale, what it can attain and how it can be achieved. For this reason alone John Bayne's fascinating sociological study would be an inva luable contribution to the literature of an alarmingly neglected subject. But Major Baynes has a uique and rewarding approach. He has taken a sample community of proven morale and then dissected it tissue by tissue, examining each under t h e m i c r o s cope of his keenly analytical and lively mind. His 'sample' is the 2nd Scottish Rifles, a battalion of that magnificent professional Army with which Britain entered the First World War. At the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March, 19 15 , w he n it w en t 'over the top' it was some 900 strong. Six days later the battalion marched out of the line, still a fighting, disciplined unit. It was 150 strong and was commanded by a second-lieutenant. What enabled those men to keep the ir sp ir it, t hei r t ena ci ty and dash in those awful six days, so graphically recreated here, was their morale. Major Baynes has interviewed the know survivors of the battle and analysed hundreds of books, reports and private papers pertinent to his 's ampl e'. He exa mine s t he social background of the officers and men, their service, their homes, their education, upbringing, beliefs and attitudes. With the advantage of hindsight, he has evaluated their inter-relationships, their loy alti es, and t he r ules and c onven tion s by which they lived. The result is a stimulating book, important in areas far removed from the bloody fields of Flanders." Ex-library copy with some of the usual stamps, old tape and pocket removal m arks , thr ee a reas o f lig ht da mpness marks on f ront board and hinge, free front endpaper missing, a few pages with dog-ear creases, five lines of text on page 92 have green hi-liter. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkli ng, f ading to sp ine and some edges, label removal and t ape marks, several small tears - some taped. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
4 Belloc, H. (Hilaire). With illustrations by B.T.B. A MORAL ALPHABET. IN WORDS FROM ONE TO SEVEN SYLLABLES.
Gerald Duckworth, London, (1950), reprint. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover (black lettering on spine and front board, black and dark green illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A comic alphabet in rhyme. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to covers - slightly darker on spine, very small light red stain on front hinge, light soiling lines down rear board. G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
5 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. HARD TIMES FOR THESE TIMES.
London Folio Society 2007 Hard Cover Fine Fred Walker. 
277 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. Four b&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Fine book. Slipcase has small bump to bottom of front side edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
6 Ferns, S.J. and Ferns, H.S. EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS IN CANADA.
Winnipeg Queenston House 1978 0919866387 / 9780919866386 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
188 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "This fascinating story of the life of one 'ordinary' Canadian is social history at its best - a first hand account of the home life, entertainment, working conditions and methods, manners and morals of past generations. Born in London, Ontario in 1888, S.J. Ferns left school at age 13 to throw himself into the struggle for existence. He describes the Harvester's Special trains, the work of threshing gangs in the Weset, his apprenticeship as a bricklayer, and his subsequent travels around a young and growing country to find work. Many of the events which have become significant historically - Calgary's first Stampede, Alberta's first oil strike, the opening of Detroit's first Ford plant - gain new meaning when seen through the eyes of one who had some personal involvement or was personally affected by them." Very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
7 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
8 Glazebrook, G.P. deT. THE STORY OF TORONTO.
Toronto University of Toronto 1971 0802017916 / 9780802017918 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
310 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. 3 maps - one on inside of dust jacket, 2 in book (1 folds out). "The purpose of this book is to tell the story of Toronto from its earliest days to the present: to describe its character at each stage of growth, how it changed, and why." Contents: Preface; Illustrations; A place in search of a purpose; The birth of a town; War and reconstruction; Government and governed; Urban supremacy; Provincial capital; Pride and prejudice; Progress and poverty; The end of an era; Problems of greatness; Life in Metropolitan Toronto; Toronto's realm; Notes; Bibliography; Picture and map credits; Index. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Phaidon Press, London, 1948. 
362 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 112 b&w illustrations. "Against the background of the rich and creative period of the Renaissance, (Gregorovius) portrays one of its most notorious and elusive characters - Lucrezia Borgia. Surrounding her are shown the Borgia Pope himself, his son Cesare, his mistresses Vanozza and Giulia Farnese, the Duke Alfonso of Ferrara and many of the artists and writers of the time; all are etched in vividly against the colourful background... .(the) illustrations not only provide pictorial comment to the text, but also (give) a varied view of Renaissance civilization, especially of life in Rome and Ferrara." Light edge wear to boards, light browning to edges og textblock. Dus t j a c k e t has light edge wear, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, light soiling - tiny stain on spine, one small and two tiny edge tears. Very Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
Popular Library, New York, (1953). 
256 pp, mass market paperback. "Handsome Russell Conrad never intended to be unfaithful. He had everything a man could want - a good job, a loving wife, the respect of his friends. But he concealed a terrible weakness: the need to prove himself w ith every woman he met. There was Suzy, the lovely model with careless morals. Inexperienced Gwen, the college girl. Flo, whom he dismissed as 'just an office flirt'. And dozens more. He had learned to juggle them all as he walked his secret tightrope. But when Clare, the boss's wife, opens her arms to him, the tightrope stretches beyond the limits of endurance." Interior - pages moderately browned, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - ver y light edge wear, light rubbing, book slightly cocked, 1 1/2" light scratch on front cover, small light stain on top of textblock. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Alberto Longoni. 
Unpaginated (approx. 48 pp.), 8 3/8" H. Many full-page colour illustrations. "Giovanni Fideli was a young Italian who actually spent himself rich - in a very roundabout way that somehow managed to include pirates and a captive princess and a sultan. His father had sent him out into the world to learn how to make money. But he always ended up 'squandering' his capital on good deeds. Just when all sems lost, the good deeds start to pay off and Giovanni ends up with - well, all sorts of good things you'll find out about by reading the book." Two pages with small area of glue residue and light color loss in gutter, small bump at top/bottom of spine and at top corner of boards, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small chip at top of front flap-fold, small area of surface paper loss (sticker pull) on front panel, minor edge browning, one or two edge tears - some with creases, illustration colors are bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE FABLES OF AESOP.  TEXT BASED UPON LA FONTAINE AND CROXALL., La Fontaine / Croxall.  Illustrated by Joseph Eugene Dash.
12 La Fontaine / Croxall. Illustrated by Joseph Eugene Dash. THE FABLES OF AESOP. TEXT BASED UPON LA FONTAINE AND CROXALL.
Albert Whitman, Chicago, 1936, 4th printing. 
255 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board, banding and picture paste-down on front board) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated in color and monotone. A collection of ov er 100 fables. Previous owner's bordered stamp on front pastedown, soft crease down free front endpaper, publication date has been hand written in pen at bottom of title page, book slightly stressed at two places - pages holding firmly, l i g h t t o m o derate edge wear, fraying at top/bottom of spine and at corners, slight fading to spine color, tiny dint to top edge of boards and to fore-edge of front board, light rubbing and very light soiling to rear board, small area of shelf s oi li ng to b o tt om of textblock. Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
THE SCOTS OF MONTREAL:  A PICTORIAL ALBUM., Marelli, Nancy and Dardick, Simon, editors.
13 Marelli, Nancy and Dardick, Simon, editors. THE SCOTS OF MONTREAL: A PICTORIAL ALBUM.
Montreal Vehicule Press 2005 1550651927 / 9781550651928 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
156 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 9 3/16" D). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. "The Scots, many of them of humble origin, were successful in Montreal. they were in the right place at the right time with the right combination of education, religious morals, a strict work ethic, personal ambition, and not least, the vision to see Montreal as the future Canadian metropolis. Looking beyond the stern official portraits and preconceptions we discover how deeply the Scottish thistle is rooted in Montreal's soil." Contents: Preface; The Scots Arrive; Coming Together; Political Life; Colour Portfolio; Church of Scotland; The Fur Trade; Education and the Professions; Merchants and Industrialists; The Railway Men; The Photographers; Conclusion; Index. Interior - very small light soiling mark at bottom of page 39, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump with wrinkling at bottom of spine/front hinge, very small light dint on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
14 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
TALES OF THE AMBER RING., May, Milos.  Translated by Vladimir Varecha.
15 May, Milos. Translated by Vladimir Varecha. TALES OF THE AMBER RING.
London B. Mitchell / Orbis 1985 0856135313 / 9780856135316 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Petr Sis. 
191 pp, 11 1/4" H. Translated from the Czech. Colour and b&w illustrations throughout. "These marvellous tales come from the faraway Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as from Finland. They are full of earthy humour as well as heroism and romance. They range from court to farmyard, from heaven to hell. the characters are unusually true to life, even unexpectedly so. God Himself is portrayed as being sometimes grumpy, sometimes angry, and very human. The Devil and his cohorts appear frequently, sometimes tricking men, more often being tricked by them. One intriguing aspect of these stories is the way so many of them lead on to another: just as you think you have reached the end, something new happens, and the protagonist is off again. These are among the most intriguing tales ever set down for children, because they do not end with simple morals or easy solutions. Each story creates a world of its own, one which you are unlikely to have encountered before, or ever to find again." One tiny corner bump, small light scuff across fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small soiling mark on rear panel, soft crease down rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Columbia University Press, New York, (1934), 2nd printing. 
142 pp, + 6 pp. ads., 8vo, HC (no dust jacket). Volume V of the Indo-Iranian Series by Columbia University. The Iti-Vuttaka is one of the canonical books of Buddhism. It is divided into 112 sections, each partly in prose and partly in verse, and is a collection of ethical teachings of Buddha on a wide range of moral subjects. Attractive woodblock bookplate on front pastedown with some offset onto ffep. Pages are browning lightly, bookstore stamp and label on rfep and three small letters w ritten in ink on rear pastedown. Between pages 21-43, eight pages have marginal inscriptions (in all but one case, just one word, e.g. 'Thought', 'Friendliness'). Top of spine is lightly frayed, boards show light edgwear/scuffing/soil i n g . O v e r a l l , a sound copy. G+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
FOLKTALES OF THE AMUR:  STORIES FROM THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST., Nagishkin, Dmitri.  Translated by Emily Lehrman.  Introduction by A.P. Okladnikov.
17 Nagishkin, Dmitri. Translated by Emily Lehrman. Introduction by A.P. Okladnikov. FOLKTALES OF THE AMUR: STORIES FROM THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1980 0810909138 / 9780810909137 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Gennady Pavlishin. 
224 pp, 11 1/2" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, including decorative borders to pages. "A collection of 31 traditional tales from that far eastern part of Russia that lies along the banks of the Amur River." Contents include: How the Bear and the Chipmunk Stopped Being Friends; The Cuckoo's Riches; The Strongest in the World; Seven Fears; The Braggart; The Hare and the Magpie; The Birch Boy; Sable Souls; The Chinese Bride; How a Bear Kept a Reindeer; The Fleetest of Foot; The Stupid Rich Man; Two Weak Ones Against One Strong One; The Golden Neckband, etc., etc. Minor soiling to bottom edge of boards, very small piece of glue residue on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge, light toning to spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Bloomsbury, London, 1991, first edition. 
156 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 074751030X Colour and b&w illustrations. "....provides a historical context for prostitution in the modern Western world, and explores the sexual politics of the oldest profession. ( Philip) calls on testimony from prostitutes, clients and reformers from the last three centuries, in Britain, America and continental Europe, to build a revealing account of this complex and many-sided phenomenon. The emphasis is on the hu m a n s t o r y behind the bare commercial transaction. The author's non-judgemental stance allows us to see prostitutes as they see themselves: as working girls. The text is amplified and illuminated by over sixty illustrations, many in colour, i nc lu d in g wo rk s by artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Picasso, Grosz and Kitaj, and master photographers such as Brassai and E.J. Bellocq. Anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to be a prostitute, or has pondered the qu est ion s o f pow er , c ont ro l , independence and slavery that prostitution raises, should read this book." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Near Fine/ Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
A SINGULAR STORY., Retrac, H.  Notes by Margaret Crawford Maloney
19 Retrac, H. Notes by Margaret Crawford Maloney A SINGULAR STORY.
Toronto Public Library / Friends of Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto, 1981, limited edition of 1,000 copies. 
Unpaginated, 10" H, hard cover (medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering/decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Facsimile reproduction of a rhyming text in script with illustrations, detailing the 'evils' of drink and the career of old Ja ne as she succumbs to and finally denounces both social and medicinal restoratives. A history and explanation of the text by Margaret Crawford Maloney, Head, Osborne Collection, is given in three pages at the end of the book. Minor wrink l i n g a t b o ttom of spine, minor edge rubbing. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
Allenson, London, n.d., (inscription dated 1943), thirty-seventh edition. 
123 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Decorated capital letter in b&w at the beginning of each story. A collection of 44 short fables on faith, morals, angels, etc. Previous owner's name/info. in ink on free front endpaper, ver y light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dints to edges of boards, tiny ink mark at top of spine, light fading to edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear. moderate edge wrinkling, s e v e r a l s mall chips and tears - archivaly taped on inside, light rubbing and soiling, scuffing to spine, stain on front panel, very light browning. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
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