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PIGOT & CO.S BRITISH ATLAS: COMPRISING THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND ...
1 PIGOT & CO.S BRITISH ATLAS: COMPRISING THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND ...
London Salamander 2000 1840652551 / 9781840652550 Facsimile of 1840 edition, slightly Redu Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
Unpaginated, Folio (13 5/8" H). Facsimile of 1840 edition, slightly reduced in size. Remainder of title: "(Upon Which Are Load Down All Railways Completed And In Progress), With Large Sheet Map of England And Wales (endpapers), And A Circular One Of The Country Round London: The Whole Engraved On Steel Plates. Accompanied By Topographical And Statistical Accounts Of Each County; Railway Information; Tables Of Distances Of The Principal Towns In Great Britain; And An Itinerary Of The Most Useful And Generally Travelled Routes Throughout The United Kingdom." Map endpapers, 39 full page colour county maps plus circular map around London. "An excellent summary essay is also given for each individual county, providing information on the origin of its name, its ancient history, soil and climate, produce and manufactures, rivers and canals, railways, civil and ecclesiastical divisions, and the size of population. This date provides an important insight into the era of the burgeoning Industrial Revolution, especially regarding demographic trends and developments of transport infrastructure. Political information, such as the number of Members of Parliament returned is also given." Book slightly cocked, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, small wrinkle on front hinge, tiny dwnt on rear hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RULES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA WITH APPENDIX, APRIL 23, 1913.
2 RULES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA WITH APPENDIX, APRIL 23, 1913.
Ottawa C.H. Parelee 1913 Hard Cover Very Good - 
90 pp, 6 1/2" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on front board. Contents: General Rule / Sittings of the House / Quorum / Order in the House / Casting vote of Speaker / Divisions / Yeas and Nays / Internal Economy Report / Select Standing Committees / Quorum of Committess / Deputy Speaker / Rules of Debate / Question of Order / Decorum in Debate / Reading the Question / Members not to speak twice / Conduct of Members as to Voting - Personal interest / Decorum in the House / Attendance of Members / Business of the House / Officers of the House / General Regulations / Intercourse between the two Houses / Private Bill Business / The Library of Parliament. A few small light finger marks on free rear endpaper, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, tiny corner bumps, a few small indentations and scratches on front board, light wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MR. CHURCHILL IN OTTAWA., (Churchill, Winston.)
3 (Churchill, Winston.) MR. CHURCHILL IN OTTAWA.
[Public Information Department, Ottawa, 1941.] 
Unpaginated (approx. 20 pp.), 7 3/4" H, stapled in wraps. Several b&w photos of Winston Churchill addressing the Canadian Parliament and outside the Parliament buildings. The text of an address given by Winston Churchill on December 30th, 1941 to the Parliament of Canada. Introductory remarks by William Lyon Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada. Interior - a few small light foxing marks - mainly in lower margin of last two pages, minor soiling, a few soft wrinkles to pages. Exterior - light edge wear on spine, one small corner crease, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear cover. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN REITH., Allighan, Garry.  Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford.
4 Allighan, Garry. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford. SIR JOHN REITH.
London Stanley Paul 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Inscribed By Author
287 pp + publisher's advertising, 8 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering & banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing. Inscribed in green ink on front free endpaper: "To my very good friends / Tom & ? Wheeler / Sharers of many happy hours / Garry Allighan". The second name has been inked over at some later date. "Controlling one of the greatest forces in international affairs, the Director-General of the B.B.C. has attained a position of power second only to that of a Prime Minister. He directs a machine that produces mass-education, mass-entertainment, and mass-information for continuous consumption by millions of the peoples of this country and every overseas nation of the Commonwealth. (His life story) is here told in full for the first time, and makes sensational revelations of the career and character of this remarkable, but unknown man. (It) is superimposed on the background of the romance of radio itself, and which clearly shows how, for this man of destiny, the man and his destiny were being developed on parallel lines. Interesting glimpses are given of those who were creating the new science in readiness for the Reith era, and fascinating disclosures are made from inside the B.B.C. itself." Light browning to endpapers, light toning to margins of pages, slight separation between some page gatherings (mostly at photograph pages) but still holding firmly, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, some edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block, some very faint liquid marks on boards, spine is a slightly darker green than boards 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
SPLENDOUR AT COURT:  DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700., Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.
5 Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna. SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.
London Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition. 1987 0713526610 / 9780713526615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(P)rovides a lively picture of contrasting courtly scenes through the ages. It takes us from the paralysingly formal Court of Queen Anne to the outlandish ostentation of fifty years later when the Prince of Wales's dancing feet twinkled with 30,000 Pounds worth of diamonds attached to his shoe buckles. It conjures up the social butterflies of the Victorian age and a young debutante in the 1920's having difficulty tucking the essential three white feathers into her fashionably bobbed hair style. The fairy tale dresses and gold encrusted uniforms described and illustrated in this book have echoed or defied the fashions of the world right up to the present day. The last debutante to be presented at Court left Buckingham Palace in 1958, but in ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament courtly costume and tradition still linger with us." Spine is slightly twisted, minor toning on pastedowns. Dust jacket has light wear at bottom of front flap-fold, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY., Arthur, Eric.  Revised by Stephen A. Otto.
6 Arthur, Eric. Revised by Stephen A. Otto. TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056687 / 9780802056689 Third Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
315 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps, floor plans, reproductions. "First published in 1963, (this book) sparked the preservation movement of the 1960s and 1970s and became its bible. Now a new edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition. Among these are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Toronto, recently unearthed in a British library, and the architect's drawings for King's College, commissioned in 1829." Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Village and the Ancient Trails; 'As it was in the beginning'; A Late-Flowering Georgian; Prosperity and Eclecticism; Romanesque and Cast Iron; Epilogue; Notes; Appendixes: The Architectural Profession in the Nineteenth Century / Builders and Contractors / The Origins of Street Names in Toronto; Bibliography; Index; Picture Credits. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE CLIMATE OF POWER., Baird, Irene.
7 Baird, Irene. THE CLIMATE OF POWER.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, (1971), Ist edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "George McKenna's long career as a senior civil servant in the Canadian corridors of power is drawing to a close and he is fighting desperately to stay in power...(trouble arises) in Parliament over a fake rumour of trouble in a remote Arctic village, and one way or another this puts McKenna on the spot. The story moves to the far north where the smouldering conflict betwen McKenna and (the younger, ambitious) Wragge reaches crisis point. Only his young wife, with whom McKenna is very much in love but who makes no secret of her infidelity, guesses what happened up there..." Bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear at bottom of spine, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER OF LONDON., Belloc, Hilaire.
8 Belloc, Hilaire. THE RIVER OF LONDON.
London T.N. Foulis 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket John Muirhead, R.B.A., R.S.W. 
145 pp + publisher's catalogue, 7 7/8" H. Green cloth faded to brownish hue, gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge faded gilt. 16 colour plates, including frontispiece, all mouned on gray stock, with tissue guards except for "Greenwich" which is a double spread - all present. Several pages as yet unopened. Chapter headings: Introduction; The Approach Up River; London, The First Crossing on the Thames; London, the Port of the Thames; London and the Lower Thames in Warfare. A bookstore's small label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages in margins, one tissue guard is torn at gutter, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, heavier brown hue to edges of boards and to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE.  ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR:  TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND., Betcherman, Lita-Rose.
9 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.
Toronto HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce 2005 0002007894 / 9780002007894 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Percy sisters came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle - the 'court lady' - dominated the royal scene thanks to her position at the center of power. Her beauty, captured in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, and her political skill attracted prominent lovers, and her charm and talents as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the Queen's inner circle. Then, her machinations during the Civil WAr led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester - the 'country wife' - had twelve surviving children and managed the family estates while her husband traveled abroad or immersed himself in books. As a diplomat's wife, she was brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics. This early ancestor of Princess Diana's family was also a shrewish wife who bossed her mate for more than thirty-seven years before he rebelled publicly, causing a scandal. (This book) brilliantly depicts the position of upper-class women in seventeenth-century Britain and illuminates a grand and turbulent era." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA, 1900-1945, Bothwell, Robert; Drummond, Ian; English, John.
10 Bothwell, Robert; Drummond, Ian; English, John. CANADA, 1900-1945
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1987 0802056903 / 9780802056900 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
427 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Through war, depression, and social upheaval, the first half of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented turbulence in Canada. In this lively and perhaps contentious survey, (the authors) explore the political and economic forces that shaped this era of change. Beginning at the turn of the century, they consider the status of Canada in the empire and the world, the burgeoning growth of its economy, and the development of social and labour problems, up to the eruption of war in 1914. They discuss the political currents running through Canada during two wars, the interwar economic boom and depression, and the plans for post-war reconstruction, and assess the impact of these and other events on Canada's political, economic, social, and cultural institutions." Illustrated with political cartoons. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Bromhead, P.A. THE HOUSE OF LORDS AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICS 1911-1957.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1958, first edition. 
283 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Chapter headings: The House of Lords and Constitutional Development; The Composition of the House of Lords; Active and Inactive Peers; Special Class es of Peers; Procedure and Organization of Business; The Representation of the Government in the House of Lords; Party Organization and Discipline in the House of Lords; Legislative Procedure in the Lords; The Parliament Act of 1911 and Its Ef f e c t s ; Conservative and National Government Bills, 1922-39; Labour Government Bills in 1924 and 1929-31; Labour Government Bills of 1945-51; Conservative Government Bills of 1951-6; Bills First Introduced in the Lords; The Lords and Private Me mb er s' B il ls ; The Death Penalty Question; The House of Lords and General Debates; The Question of Reform of Powers; Proposals for Minor Modifications of Composition; Proposals for Wholesale Reconstruction of the House; Conclusion; Appendix: Th e E lec tio n o f t he Scottish Representative Peers; Bibliographical Note; Index. Progressively heavy creases at fore-edge of approx pages 221 to end of book, tiny edge tear at fore-edge of pages 257-260 (archivally taped), darkening to top of tex t bl ock, sma ll i nk d ot on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine color, minor browning to pages, minor edge wear. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843., Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter).
12 Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter). HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550027247 / 9781550027242 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
256 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Examines the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto from its beginnings in 1843, when it was housed in simple quarters in the parliament buildings on Front St reet and had just one faculty member. During the founding era (1843-1920) three British gentlemen professors guided the department through four homes; between 1920 and 1960 three Canadian heads built a highly influential department. Since 1960 eight chairmen have effectively managed a growing and diverse department while it ventured into exciting new fields and emerging sub-disciplines. New faculty, new programs, new locations, and a Nobel Prize have been highlights of the past few decades. With the completion of recent renovations and additions (such as the Davenport Research Building and Garden), with its distinguished faculty, top-rate staff, and excellent students, and with its dazzling array of equipment to support research, the department's future indeed looks bright." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843., Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter).
13 Brook, Adrian G. and McBryde, W.A.E. (Peter). HISTORICAL DISTILLATES: CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SINCE 1843.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550027247 / 9781550027242 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
256 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Examines the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto from its beginnings in 1843, when it was housed in simple quarters in the parliament buildings on Front St reet and had just one faculty member. During the founding era (1843-1920) three British gentlemen professors guided the department through four homes; between 1920 and 1960 three Canadian heads built a highly influential department. Since 1960 eight chairmen have effectively managed a growing and diverse department while it ventured into exciting new fields and emerging sub-disciplines. New faculty, new programs, new locations, and a Nobel Prize have been highlights of the past few decades. With the completion of recent renovations and additions (such as the Davenport Research Building and Garden), with its distinguished faculty, top-rate staff, and excellent students, and with its dazzling array of equipment to support research, the department's future indeed looks bright." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION., Browning, Reed.
14 Browning, Reed. THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION.
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1995 0312125615 / 9780312125615 Soft Cover Very Good 
445 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The apparent vulnerability of the Habsburg Empire at the time of Maria Theresa's accession destabilized the whole of Europe and, with Frederick the Great's invasion of Silesia, a cycle of violence was initiated that lasted for eight years and ravaged much of the continent. The vast conflict, which involved almost all the European powers and their empires, is the subject of (this book). (It) provides a highly readable narrative of a complex period that fundamentally shaped the European state system. The author explores the often changing war aims of the major belligerents - Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Piedmont-Sardinia, and Spain - and links diplomatic and military events to the political and social context from which they arose." Interior - a few pages with a tiny soft corner bump, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small coft crease at top rear corner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON., Bryce, George, Rev.
15 Bryce, George, Rev. MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON.
Toronto Morang 1905 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Signed by publisher.
305 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Makers of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. Three b&w tissue-covered portraits, including frontispiece. Contents: Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Struggle of the Fur Companies / The Young Trader / Fort Chipewyan / A Dash to the Arctic Sea / The Ascent of the Great River / A Wider Horizon / Winter on Peace River / Over the Great Divide / First to the Pacific and Return / Fame Achieved and the Ebbing Tide / The Great Explorer's Impulse); Lord Selkirk (A Youthful Philosopher / First Experiments in Emigration / A Dream of Empire / The Colony Begun / Red River Occupied / Angry Passions / Bloodshed / An Expedition of Rescue / Worry and Disaster / The Shadows Fall); Sir George Simpson (Dark Days and the Man for the Time / The Men He Led / The Domain of an Emperor / As Civil Ruler / A Journey Round the World / In His Letters / Before the Imperial Parliament / Canada's Debt to the Fur Companies); Index. Small soft bump at top corner of pages 200 to end of book, small area of foxing on rear endpapers, some toning to edges of text block and small foxing mark on bottom of text block, slight darkening to spine and light browning/darkening to spine paper label, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROBES OF THE REALM:  300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS., Campbell, Una.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.  Introduction by Michael W. Middleton.
16 Campbell, Una. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Introduction by Michael W. Middleton. ROBES OF THE REALM: 300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS.
Ede and Ravenscroft / Michael O'Mara, London, 1989, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948397616 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. ISBN 0948397616 "(This book) marks (Ede and Ravencroft, royal robemakers of Chancery Lane)'s tercentenary , celebrates a unique history of service to the State, Church and Law, as well as describing some of the many ceremonies at which their robes are displayed to such magnificent effect....Coronations provide the robemakers with their greatest chall e n g e. Royal coronation robes are truly spectacular, being made of the finest and richest materials, elaborately embroidered in gold, while the officers of Church and State are arrayed in the full panoply of their ceremonial dress in honour of th e So ve reign. The Peers in robes of crimson velvet with ermine trimming and cape, the Knights of the Orders of Chivalry in richly coloured robes and insignia, the Officers of Arms in their tabards and the great Officers of State are massed in rank s of rar e and unforgettable splendour. There are many other occasions on which ceremonial robes are regularly worn, and seen and admired by millions. The State Opening of Parliament brings together the Peers and Judges, the Officers of State and t he Bish ops to hear the Queen's Gracious Speech from the Throne. The annual Garter Ceremony at Windsor is an opportunity to see the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in their blue silk velvet Garter robes, accompanied by the Knights of th e Garte r and the Heralds of the College of Arms. At the Lord Chancellor's Breakfast in October, marking the beginning of the legal year, the most senior Judges wear their splendid black and gold gowns - made of black damask elaborately trimmed wit h gold l ace and handmade gold ornaments - and the High Court Judges their scarlet robes trimmed with ermine, as they process with black-gowned barristers between the House of Lords and Westminster Abbey. The annual election of the Lord Mayor of Lo nd on give s rise to a whole series of events at which civic robes are worn, and also sees the gathering together of the members of the livery companies, whose officers wear a great variety of ceremonial dress. In the summer, degree ceremonie s take pl ace all over the country, and an extraordinary number of variations on the basic theme of the academic gown and hood can be seen. (This book) contains a full account of Ede and Ravenscroft's central role in these occasions as makers of robes a nd w igs for three centuries. They enter their fourth century determined to uphold and maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship and skill in keeping with the ancient traditions of which they are so much a part." Book is slightly coc ked, has plac e and da te in pencil at top of free front endpaper. dust jacket has light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very soft diagonal crease on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES.  4 VOLUME SET.  VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD.  VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION.  VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES., Churchill, Winston S.
17 Churchill, Winston S. A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES. 4 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE BIRTH OF BRITAIN. VOLUME II. THE NEW WORLD. VOLUME III. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION. VOLUME IV. THE GREAT DEMOCRACIES.
London Cassell 1956 First Editions, First Printings. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
4 volume set, all first printings of the first edition, in unclipped dust jackets showing price of 30s. Net, Red cloth with gilt lettering on spines, top edges faded to pink, 9 3/4" H. Volume I. The Birth of Britain - 416 pp, 1956, "tells the story of our island from pre-history to the Battle of Bosworth; it describes the strife and turmoil inevitable in the making of a nation. When the volume begins, tribal law was supreme; when it ends, Britain had become a nation and stood on the threshold of those adventures overseas which were to make an empire and to give mankind a lingua franca." Volume II. The New World - 344 pp, 1956, "Far-reaching events took place in the two centuries covered by this volume. The New World of the American continent was discovered and settled by European adventure. In the realms of speculation and belief, poetry and art, other new worlds were opend to the human spirit. Between 1485 and 1688 the English people began to spread out over all the globe." Volume III. The Age of Revolution - 332 pp, 1957, "The hundred-and-twenty-five years covered by this volume are among the richest in modern history. They are filled with great captains - Sir Winston's own illustrious forebear Marlborough, Wolfe, Clive, Nelson and Wellington; with great statesmen - Walpole, Chatham and Pitt; with great writers, philosophers and scientists. Huge territories changed hands as the British Empire was forged in the heat of the continuing struggle. Vast areas, particularly in the Pacific Ocean, were brough for the first time beneath the hand of man. New lands were settled, and new countries born." Volume IV. The Great Deomocracies - 322 pp, 1958, "takes the history of the English-speaking peoples from the days of peace which followed the downfall of Napoleon to the death of Queen Victoria and the beginning of our present era. The British Empire at its highest peak; the creation of the Dominions and the first steps towards the British Commonwealth of Nations; the industrial revolution; the startling expansion of the United States and their rise to world power, interrupted only by the savage slaughter of the Civil War; these events alone have made the nineteenth century one of the most decisive in the history of mankind." Very light edge wear on boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine larger bump at bottom of spine of vol. II, some very small or small corner bumps on some boards, three volumes have small soft bump at top corner of some or most pages, very small dent on front board of vol. IV. Dust jackets have light browning on spines - lighter on flap-folds and at top edge of flaps, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge, very small dent on front panel of vol. IV, two small light water stains on spine of vol. II, light brown stain on spine of vol III, two small very light stains on front panel of vol. I and some tiny foxing marks on rear panel, small crease across spine of vol. I, 1" tear at bottom for front hinge of vol. III. All dust jackets are protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
THE UNRELENTING STRUGGLE:  WAR SPEECHES BY THE RIGHT HON. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL, C.H., M.P., Churchill, Winston S.  Compiled by Charles Eade.
18 Churchill, Winston S. Compiled by Charles Eade. THE UNRELENTING STRUGGLE: WAR SPEECHES BY THE RIGHT HON. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL, C.H., M.P.
Boston Little Brown 1944 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Yousuf Karsh dust jacket photograph. 
371 pp, 8 3/8" H. "(C)ontains sixty-eight speeches, broadcasts and messages, with a running chronological table of events relating to the War which have occurred in the interval between one speech and the next. It carries the story of the struggle from President Roosevelt's election to a third term through Pearl Harbor, and Mr. Churchill's visit to the United States at Christmadtime, 1941." Very light toning to free endpapers, light browning to parts of the of text block edges, a few very tiny foxing marks on top edge of text block, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump to top corner of front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light browning to inside of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate edge wear/creasing - mostly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny and small tears anf very small chips, rubbing to front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PROUD EMPIRES., Clarke, Austin.  Inscribed.
19 Clarke, Austin. Inscribed. PROUD EMPIRES.
Viking, Markham, Ontario, 1988, first Canadian edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. BOLDLY INSCRIBED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0670817562 "In sight of green sugar-cane fields and the sea, the Rum Shop and the Tailor Shop are awash with buckshee rum and male talk. W hile Sarge (known to have broken an innocent man's legs with his truncheon) holds forth about blasted 'properganda', Seabert the Tailor has ambitions for a seat in Parliament and his eye on a big car. As a young man, Michael William Wilberf o r c e T h orne - 'Boy' to the villagers - learns about life from these vibrant characters. Coming of age in the Barbados of the 1950s, he is both horrified and fascinated by the political scheming that surrounds him. After spending several yea rs a t a C an ad i an university on a scholarship, Boy returns to his country with a sharper awareness of its people and possibilities. When an election is called and this tiny, colonial island hovers on the brink of a new political dawn, he is t rea ted a s a pol iti ca l saviour, the first of a new breed. This rich novel, at once serious and hilariously funny, gives a wonderfully exuberant picture of life in Barbados in the early 1950s, painted with unflagging humour and zest." Dust ja cket has ve ry l ight rub bin g, very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN FORCES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.  GENERAL SERIES VOL.II.  THE RECORD OF FIVE YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE., Duguid, A. Fortescue, Colonel.
20 Duguid, A. Fortescue, Colonel. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN FORCES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. GENERAL SERIES VOL.II. THE RECORD OF FIVE YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE.
Ottawa Minister of National Defence 1947 Stapled in Wraps Good- 
14 pp, 9 11/16" H. A brief overview of Canada's participation in the Great War. From the inside cover: "Note: The original of this brief story was written in 1927 and cut in stone on the walls of the Memorial Chamber in the tower of the Parliament Buildings, Ottawa." Interior - very light browning to pages, small light dye stain at fore-edge of pages. Exterior - some faint color fading/browning on covers, small tear at bottom of spine, two tiny edge tears with crease at fore-edge of rear cover, light water mark at fore-edge of both covers, tiny edge tear at top of rear cover, minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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