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1 Evans, A. Margaret and Barker, C.A.V. CENTURY ONE: A HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, 1874-1974.
Guelph, Ontario Self-published 1976 0969069000 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
516 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. "Few people appreciate the significant contribution made by veterinarians to the economic importance of the livestock industry, the quality of small animals and the control of diseases affecting public health throughout Canada. The increasing value of such work is largely due to the efforts of the profession itself, particularly in the province of Ontario. Human survival still depends on animals and animal products. To that close relationship the veterinarian brings the benefits of modern science; his professional skill and integrity today defend the economic and physical well-being of all citizens. In a fast-flowing but detailed narrative, the authors review the early years of the O.V.A., its emphasis on high ethical and scientific standards and a long struggle for adequate statutory recognition. These advances have been closely linked to the remarkable role of the Ontario Veterinary College throughout the century. The book also traces the rise of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to its position of national influence. In Canada, the profession is unique in that close collaboration with all levels of government is constantly required. The control and suppression of rabies is only one example - perhaps the best know to the public." Dust jacket has tiny tear/wrinkling at top of front hinge - archivally taped, minor soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STANDING NAKED IN THE WINGS:  ANECDOTES FROM CANADIAN ACTORS., Green, Lynda Mason and Moore, Tedde, compilers/editors.
2 Green, Lynda Mason and Moore, Tedde, compilers/editors. STANDING NAKED IN THE WINGS: ANECDOTES FROM CANADIAN ACTORS.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1997 0195411951 / 9780195411959 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
362 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "(G)limpses the world of actors as experienced by Canadian performers. In their own words, more than two hundred actors share shocking, funny, terrifying, sometimes poignant stories of adventures, mishaps, gaffes, disasters, and moments of joy they have known in the course of their working lives on and off stage. The collection of over 450 stories begins with tales of 'The Audition' and early performing experiences of some familiers faces, such as Wayne and Schuster, William Shatner, Robert Goulet, and Martin Short. It chronicles life on tour from Russia to the Ozarks to above the Arctic circle. It elucidates the trials of props, sets, and wardrobe that refuse to function as intended, the agonies of surviving the unexpected, whether it be a four-legged cast member going into labour, an actor who has somehow forgotten an entrance, a sudden on-stage bout with very real food poisoning, or the often hilarious contributions from members of the audience." Tiny bumps to bottom of spine, light waviness on spine. Minor edge wrinkling on dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE INHERITOR'S POWDER:  A TALE OF ARSENIC, MURDER, AND THE NEW FORENSIC SCIENCE., Hempel, Sandra.
3 Hempel, Sandra. THE INHERITOR'S POWDER: A TALE OF ARSENIC, MURDER, AND THE NEW FORENSIC SCIENCE.
New York W.W. Norton 2013 0393239713 / 9780393239713 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
278 pp, 9 1/2" H. "In the first half of the nineteenth century, an epidemic swept Europe: arsenic poisoning. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was so frequently used by potential beneficiaries of wills that it was nicknamed 'the inheritor's powder'. But it was difficult to prove that a victim had been poisoned, let alone to identify the contaminated food or drink since arsenic was tasteless. Then came a riveting case. (When, after three days of agony) wealthy George Bodle died, (he left) behind several heirs, including a son and grandson - both of whom were not on the best of terms with the family patriarch. The investigation brought together a colorful cast of characters: bickering relatives; a drunken, bumbling policeman; and James Marsh, an unknown but brilliant chemist who, assigned the Bodle case, attempted to create a test that could accurately pinpoint the presence of arsenic. In doing so, however, he would cause as many problems as he solved. Were innocent men and women now going to the gallows? And would George Bodle's killer be found? Incisive and wryly entertaining, science writer Sandra Hempel brings to life a gripping story of domestic infighting, wayward police behavior, a slice of Victorian history, stories of poisonings, and an unforgettable foray into the origins of forensic science." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FEET OF CLAY.  A DISCWORLD NOVEL., Pratchett, Terry.
4 Pratchett, Terry. FEET OF CLAY. A DISCWORLD NOVEL.
Victor Gollancz, London, (1996), Ist edition. 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0575059001 Great Josh Kirby cover art. "Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch have to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide..." Crease in gutter of preliminary pages, two minor di nts on front board and on fore-edge of boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE INCURABLE WOUND AND FURTHER NARRATIVES OF MEDICAL DETECTION., Roueche, Berton.
5 Roueche, Berton. THE INCURABLE WOUND AND FURTHER NARRATIVES OF MEDICAL DETECTION.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1958. 
177 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Another volume of medical detection by Mr. Roueche. "This one is about amnesia, fatal bat-bites, children who swallow aspirin, the perils of cortisone, the detection of poisons, etc., etc." Light wri nkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small chips/tears with creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small ghost sticker mark on front panel, very light soiling, light brow n i n g o n spine and at top edge. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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