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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
 
 
TO THE BITTER END: THE FINAL BATTLES OF ARMY GROUPS NORTH UKRAINE, A, AND CENTER - EASTERN FRONT, 1944-45., Hinze, Rolf.  Translated with editing by Frederick P. Steinhardt.
2 Hinze, Rolf. Translated with editing by Frederick P. Steinhardt. TO THE BITTER END: THE FINAL BATTLES OF ARMY GROUPS NORTH UKRAINE, A, AND CENTER - EASTERN FRONT, 1944-45.
Casemate, Philadelphia, 2010. 
207 pp, 9" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, maps. ISBN 9781935149316 "A penetrating account of the Wehrmacht's last stand on the eastern frontier of Europe, as it was driven by the Red Army from the depths of Russia. Drawing extensively on rare, contemporary sources, German historian Rolf Hinze has unveiled a panoply of desperate combat heretofore largely unknown in the West. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover, otherwise clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Horak, Jiri and Carruth, Jane. Translated by Alice Denesova. FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM BOHEMIA.
London Hamlyn 1973 0601071387 / 9780601071388 Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jiri Trnka. 
186 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark plum cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, full-page colour illustrations and smaller b&w drawings by Jiri Trnka. "No book of fairy tales is complete without its magic spells, enchanted princesses and deeds of daring. But in this collection of tales from Bohemia the familiar strains of fantasy are mixed with unusual touches of the humorous and the bizarre. In these stories you will meet the old childless couple who are given a hedgehog for a son; the magic whistle which can summon birds, animals and fish; the fiddle whose music is so spellbinding that whoever hears it must dance; and a white goose which turns into a beautiful girl. You will read of the twelve brothers' adventures when they find a magic castle and meet the twelve enchanted princesses; the dog Toby who tricks the wolf, and the clever cobbler who manages to outwit the devil. There is the story of the prince who finds a greyhound and a magic pouch, and the story of a blacksmith who works hard for a strange reward. These traditional favorites of Czech and Moravian storytellers have been virtually unknown until now in this country, and their translation and retelling are done with skill and charm." Small crease/bump to bottom corner of pages 21 to 32, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is prive-clipped, has a few tiny dents on front panel, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, several edge tears with creases, area of laminate loss at top corner of front panel at flap-fold, jacket protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
4 Jameson, Mrs. (Anna Jameson). WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAMBLES IN CANADA. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Near Fine 
315 pp, 341 pp, 356 pp, 8 3/8" H - 3 volume set, without the original slipcase. Part of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile reprint of the Saunders and Otley, London, 1838 edition. The journals of Anna Jameson. "While in Canada, I was thrown into scenes and regions hitherto undescribed by any traveller, (for the northern shores of Lake Huron are almost new ground,) and into relations with the Indian tribes, such as few European women of refined and civilised habits have ever risked, and none have recorded. My intention was to have given the result of what I had seen, and the reflections and comparisons excited by so much novel experience." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Jameson, Mrs. (Anna) WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAMBLES IN CANADA. (3 VOLUMES IN 1)
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Reprint of John Murray 1912 Ed Hard Cover Very Good 
315 pp, 341 pp, 356 pp - 3 volumes in 1, 8 1/2" H. Originally published in 1838 by Saunders and Otley, London, England, this facsimile reprint is part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, golde lettering/banding on front board. Anna Jameson's account of her travels in Upper Canada, by sleigh, steamboat, canoe, stage coach, etc., gives firsthand impressions of the people and places, including much information on the native people she encountered. Light wrinkling at top of spine, minor corner wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LABRADOR ODYSSEY:  THE JOURNAL AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF ELIOT CURWEN ON THE SECOND VOYAGE OF WILFRED GRENFELL, 1893., Rompkey, Ronald, ed.  Eliot Curwen.
6 Rompkey, Ronald, ed. Eliot Curwen. LABRADOR ODYSSEY: THE JOURNAL AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF ELIOT CURWEN ON THE SECOND VOYAGE OF WILFRED GRENFELL, 1893.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, (1996), Ist edition. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "A religious, well-educated Victorian, Eliot Curwen takes us into the heart of the colonial society he encountered. His journal provides insights into a pervasive sectarianism, the tawdry political world of St. John's, the rudimentary conditions aboard the fishing schooners, and the poverty of the Labrador 'livyers', the permanent white settlers who had intermarried with the Inuit. He provides fresh details about the lives of the Moravian Brethren, the first missionaries to the Native population, and comments on the wildlife, the natural environment, and the general disposition of the countryside. Curwen's candid remarks about Grenfell reveal details about the young missionary and social reformer not found elsewhere..." Light edge wear, tiny bump/scuff at bottom edge of front board, light waviness to top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has wrinkling and tiny tear at top of spine, light rubbing, irregular thin line indentation on rear panel. VG/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WHY MRS BLAKE CRIED: WILLIAM BLAKE AND THE SEXUAL BASIS OF SPIRITUAL VISION., Schuchard, Marsha Keith.
7 Schuchard, Marsha Keith. WHY MRS BLAKE CRIED: WILLIAM BLAKE AND THE SEXUAL BASIS OF SPIRITUAL VISION.
London Century 2006 0712620168 / 9780712620161 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
448 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Much has been written about the work of William Blake and some of the religious beliefs that influenced him, but there is a secret history which, until now, has been kept deep beneath the surface in the mystical underground of England in the eighteenth century. Here, leading Blake scholar Marsha Keith Schuchard reveals an altogether more intriguing and controversial picture of the poet and artist. The discovery of Blake family documents took (her) on a journey of detection that led her to a cast of radical characters including Cagliostro, Zinzendorf and the mystic Swedenborg, and to a world of waking visions, sexual-spiritual experimentati on, kabbalistic magic, tantric sex and free love. (This book) offers a new insight into the work of Blake and takes us on an extraordinary journey through secret societies and ancient rituals." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, two small edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PROTESTANT NONCONFORMITY AND ROMAN CATHOLICISM:  A GUIDE TO SOURCES IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE.  PRO READERS' GUIDE NO. 13., Shorney, David.
8 Shorney, David. PROTESTANT NONCONFORMITY AND ROMAN CATHOLICISM: A GUIDE TO SOURCES IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. PRO READERS' GUIDE NO. 13.
PRO Publications, London, 1996. 
126 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 1873162278 B&w and color illustrations. "For at least six centuries the authorities in England and Wales have kept a watchful eye on the activities of dissidents from the Established Church. Many of thei r observations and decrees have found their way into the Public Record Office which today provides students of ecclesiastical history with a wealth of material to aid their researches. This Readers' Guide points them to the most important c l a s s e s o f documents and suggests how these can throw light on the growth and development of religious dissent, both Protestant and Roman Catholic. Local and family historians will also find this guide an invaluable tool. It introduces th e r ea de r to s ig n if icant genealogical resources housed in the PRO: the Catholic recusant rolls and especially the non-parochial registers kept by numerous Nonconformist and some Roman Catholic congregations, comprising thousands of individua l nam es and s nip pet s o f per sonal information. The guide also has several useful elements for the reader: a list of other archives containing material on Nonconformity and Catholicism; a glossary of terms; and an extensive bibliography." Sec ti on h ead ings ; T he e merg ence o f a Protestant dissenting tradition; Nonconformist baptismal, marriage and burial registers; Other Nonconformist records; Roman Catholicism in England and Wales; Records of Catholicism; PRO classes relating to Non confo rmit y and Rom an Ca tholi cism. I nter ior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 


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