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1 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
2 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - edge wear, light rubbing with faint line indentations on rear cover, very small and small corner creases on covers, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
3 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LOUIS WAIN'S CATS., Beetles, Chris.  With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton.
4 Beetles, Chris. With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton. LOUIS WAIN'S CATS.
Cambridge Worth Press 2011 1849310262 / 9781849310260 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Louis Wain. 
256 pp, square small 10to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions of Wain's art. "During their heyday, in the time before the First World War, Louis Wain's cats, dressed as humans, portrayed (the) stylish Edwardian world having fun; at restaurants and tea parties, going to the Races and the Seaside, celebrating Christmas and Birthdays, and disporting themselves with exuberant games of tennis, bowls, cricket and football. This is a titillating world of cats at play, uninhibited and slightly dangerous, with most group activities likely to turn into mishap, mayhem and catastrophe. This is Wain's world, funny, edgy and animated; a whole cat world. The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain's work was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable and collected worldwide. This new biography will show many images for the first time ever, amongst 300 plates of richness and variety, all of which are reproduced faithfully from the original artwork." Dust jacket has tiny wrinkles at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few slight wrinkles on front flap 
Price: 120.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: COLLECTING PRINT AND MANUSCRIPT., Denney, A.H. (Anthony).
5 Denney, A.H. (Anthony). MILITARIA: COLLECTING PRINT AND MANUSCRIPT.
Balfour, Huntingdon, 1973, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Military Postal History; The Picture Postcard; Books; Letters, Diaries, Personal Documents and Photographs; N ewspapers; Prints; Stamps; Paper Money, Posters and Leaflets; Music, Concerts, Menus and Souvenirs; Notes on the Illustrations; Notes on Campaigns from 1809 to 1913; Some Useful Books and Addresses. Light cigarette odor, slight browning to e n d p a p e r s, slight fading to top edge of boards, very light browning to top of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, two small tears (one with crease) archivally taped, light rubbing, tiny scuff on re ar p an el , br ow ning on spine and top inside edge. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
6 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Ed King, Janet Greenstein Potter, Michael Zega, John C. Illman, William D. Middleton, David W. Salter, Ralph D. Pierce, Allan W. Miller, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 13. JULY/AUGUST 1998.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
114 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures; Public Art in Stations (Cincinnati Union Terminal and Philadelphia's 30th Street Station); Great Northern Indian Calendars (Winold Reiss, artist); TV Club for Flyer's Faithful (The Boys' Railroad Club); Pacific Great Eastern Trip (Vancouver to Quesnel, 1951); Photo Album; Indiana Railroad: All-American Interurban; Georgia Steam Trip Adventures (Gainesville Midland / '50s Dixie Decapods); Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1967 (Great Northern's new colors, Metroliners, SAL/ACL merger); Unforgettable Railroad Days (cherry trains & extra engines); Railroad Collectibles (brochures & postcards from world's fair); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad (Great Northern's 1921 ad for Glacie National Park). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Gruber, John, Editor. (Wally Abbey, Don L. Hofsommer, Bill Withuhn, Ted Bronson, Robert A. Le Massena, Fred Matthews, Doug Riddell, Robert W. Downing, Robert Janz, Ralph Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 2. WINTER 1996.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
90 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Views about the Vintage Rail Era; Steinheimer's Half-Century of Rail Photography; The Rail-Guided Gravity-Powered Missile; Photo Album; Upcountry Passenger Twilight (New England); Tootles Gibson and the Yellowbellies (C&O streamlined Hudsons); Northern Pacific's Great Posters; Great Northern and Burlington Northern Merger Days; Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables; Unforgettable Railroad Days (relay crews and switch engines); Railroad Collectibles (dating post cards); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light wear on spine, small tear at top of spine - archivally taped, tiny tears on front cover at top hinge - holding, minor rubbing, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Harris, Nigel, editor. (David L. Smith, Chris Leigh, Gordon Biddle, Peter Holmes, A.A. Harrison, Trefor Thompson, Keith Beck.) TRAINS ILLUSTRATED 53. JANUARY-MARCH 1985. RAILWAY HERITAGE.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1985. 
39 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, colour reproductions. Contents: The Rugby Locomotive Testing Station; The Whittingham Hospital Railway; The Great Western r ailcars; Gresley's greatest single step forward: P2 2-8-0 No 2001 'Cock o' The North'; Station Portrait: Fenchurch Street - A station of quiet distinction; Gazelle - A King's Lynn locomotive; The thwarted railway 'Grouping' of 1871; Furness R a i l w a y postcards. Interior - clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - old price on front cover in pen, very light rubbing on rear cover, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
MORE SOURCES OF WORLD WAR I ARMY ANCESTRY., Holding, Norman H.
9 Holding, Norman H. MORE SOURCES OF WORLD WAR I ARMY ANCESTRY.
Federation of Family History Societies, Birmingham, 1987, reprint. 
92 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The First Steps; The British Army Before and After 1914; Regimental Numbers; Army Discharge Papers 1901-1913; Lette rs and Postcards; The Bantams; Regimental and Battalion Names; Electoral Rolls; Military Museums; Medical Records; The Surrey Recruiting Registers; Photographs; Army Administration; Local Libraries and County Record Offices; Lists of Men; R e f e r e n c e Section. The chapter on Photographs gives information on badges, insignia and uniform/equipment details which may help with dating/identification. Interior - previous owner's stamp/name/date on first page, heavy bump to top corn er o f te xt bl oc k, o t herwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - heavy bump to top corner of covers, minor soiling. Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
IN SEARCH OF THE BETTER 'OLE:  THE LIFE, THE WORKS AND THE COLLECTABLES OF BRUCE BAIRNSFATHER., Holt, Tonie and Holt, Valmai.  (Bruce Bairnsfather.)
10 Holt, Tonie and Holt, Valmai. (Bruce Bairnsfather.) IN SEARCH OF THE BETTER 'OLE: THE LIFE, THE WORKS AND THE COLLECTABLES OF BRUCE BAIRNSFATHER.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Toronto, (1985), Ist ed. 
255 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard over in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and reproductions. "Bruce Bairnsfather created the best-known cartoon character of the First World War - 'Old Bill' and he drew what many consider to be the most enduring cartoon of all time - the 'Better 'Ole'." This is the story of Bairnsfather's life and times and of the auxiliary industries spawned by 'Old Bill' and his mates - movies, toys, ceramics, aircraft nose art, etc., etc. Small bump at bottom corner of front board, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
11 Kaduck, John M. MAIL MEMORIES (PICTORIAL GUIDE TO POSTCARD COLLECTING). (POST CARD.) WITH 1985 REVISED PRICE GUIDE LAID-IN.
Wallace-Homestead, Des Moines, Iowa, (1979), 4th printing. 
68 pp, 4to, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of postcards. A pictorial price guide to postcards, arranged by subject, i.e. Advertising, Animals, Christmas, Comic, Dogs, Drinking, Easter, Girls, Halloween, Indians, Military, Negroes, Patriotic, Royalty, Santa Claus, Sports, Thanksgiving, Valentine, Western, Air Ships, Buses, Fire Engines, Ships, Street Cars, Trains, etc. Concludes with: Future Growth Chart; Sleepers that have a future and notes on Growth C h a r t ; T o p i c al Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Kaduck, John. TRANSPORTATION POSTCARDS. (POST CARDS.)
[Wallace-Homestead, Des Moines, Iowa, n.d.] 
92 pp, 4to, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w examples of postcards. Hundreds of examples of transportation postcards grouped under headings such as: Automobiles (General, Advertising, Racing); Aviation (General, German WWII, Lighter-tha n-Air, Zepplins); Bicycle; Farm Equipment; Fire; Motor Cycles; Ships; Street Cars; Trains (Historical, General, Wrecks); Trucks; etc. - with prices relevant at time of printing. Ex-library copy. Interior - usual ex-library markings. E x t e r i o r - c ard covers have plastic laminate, library label on spine, top corner of book lightly bumped. Good reference copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ON THE HOMEFRONT:  A SCRAPBOOK OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR II MEMORABILIA., Lennon, Mary Jane.  In collaboration with Syd Charendoff.
13 Lennon, Mary Jane. In collaboration with Syd Charendoff. ON THE HOMEFRONT: A SCRAPBOOK OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR II MEMORABILIA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822436 / 9780919822436 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
128 pp, 11 3/8" H. "(A) unique and comprehensive look at what Canadians were reading, wearing, buying and doing during the years 1939 to 1945. It contains over 450 illustrations of war time memorabilia, many of which are in colour and all of which merit a second or third look. There are excerpts from newspapers and periodicals; examples of wartime regulations, cartoons and advertising. There is a wartime crossword puzzle and some wonderful nostalgic song sheet covers. There are numerous samples of wartime mail (including postcards, Christmas cards, patriotic envelopes, V-mail and censorship markings), ration tickets, savings stamp books, recruiting posters, matchbook covers and blotters. For the kids, there are wartime toys and games, bubblegum cards and the Canadians whites." Book has slight cocking, tiny scuff on rear board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, wrinkling at top edge, light fading to color on front panel and on spine, light rubbing on rear panel, small ghost sticker mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NOTTINGHAM'S LOST LANDMARKS ON OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS., Ottewell, David.
14 Ottewell, David. NOTTINGHAM'S LOST LANDMARKS ON OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS.
Reflections of a Bygone Age, Keyworth, Nottingham, 1992. 
37 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0946245525 'Yesterday's Nottinghamshire' series no. 17. "A postcard trip down memory lane featuring famous Nottingham buildings and statues that are no longer with us." Interior - cigarette od or, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
L.M.S. MISCELLANY: A PICTORIAL RECORD OF THE COMPANY'S ACTIVITIES IN THE PUBLIC EYE AND BEHIND THE SCENES.  VOLUMES ONE, TWO & THREE.  (THREE VOLUME SET)., Twells, H.N.
15 Twells, H.N. L.M.S. MISCELLANY: A PICTORIAL RECORD OF THE COMPANY'S ACTIVITIES IN THE PUBLIC EYE AND BEHIND THE SCENES. VOLUMES ONE, TWO & THREE. (THREE VOLUME SET).
Oxford Publishing, Oxford, 1982 
Unpaginated, 4to (11" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 3 volume set. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. A varied selection of material, illustrating some of the lesser known aspects of the L.M.S. - subjects range from Work shops and Locomotive Naming Ceremonies to Steamer Services, Royal Travel, Pullman Cars, Wagon and Luggage Labels, Refreshment and Tea Rooms, Posters, School of Signalling, Tunnels, Sleet Vans, Uniforms, Cigarette Cards, Launderies, Unusual Motive Power, Barrows and Trolleys, Films and Cinema Coaches, Gradients, the War Effort and much more. "...compulsive reading for L.M.S. enthusiasts..." Vol. three has very small bump at bottom corners. Dust jackets have very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 3/4" closed tear on front hinge of vol. two, slight fading to color on spine of vol. three. VG+/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
AUNTIE MABEL'S WAR:  AN ACCOUNT OF HER PART IN THE HOSTILITIES OF 1914-18., Wenzel, Marian and Cornish, John, compilers.
16 Wenzel, Marian and Cornish, John, compilers. AUNTIE MABEL'S WAR: AN ACCOUNT OF HER PART IN THE HOSTILITIES OF 1914-18.
London Allen Lane 1980 0713912650 / 9780713912654 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
128 pp, oblong 8vo (7 3/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, postcards, newspaper clipping, maps, etc. "There have been many books of the experiences of men and women in the First World War. (This one) is different. It is the story of a nurse who served in Northern France and the Balkans with the Scottish Women's Hospital - a suffragette organization. Turning the pages, the reader has a vivid impression of actually being present as Mabel lives and copes with the war. The undoubted oddities of Mabel's character and her frequent lapses in taste are a major delight of the book. Coming from a solid middle-class family, makers of the famous Fox's umbrellas in Stocksbridge, the war is a liberation for her and she displays no interest in returning to England and her family. It is a most most unusual book and Mabel an unlikely heroine. Its charm lies in the sense of immediacy and period with which it illuminates one tiny corner of the Great War." Previous owner's initials, place and date in pen on free front endpaper, very light edge wear, small light stain on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, 2" taped tear with multiple creases on rear panel. very small round label on rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PREHISTORIC PASTIMES.  (SET OF SIX POSTCARDS: CRICKET / CROQUET / CYCLING / FOOTBALL / GOLF / SHOOTING.), Wood, Lawson.
17 Wood, Lawson. PREHISTORIC PASTIMES. (SET OF SIX POSTCARDS: CRICKET / CROQUET / CYCLING / FOOTBALL / GOLF / SHOOTING.)
England Davidson Bros. Unbound Very Good Lawson Wood. 
Set of six Lawson Wood vintage postcards (early 20th century), 3 7/16" H x 5 1/2" W, depicting "Prehistoric Pastimes". Includes: Cricket; Croquet; Cycling; Football; Golf; and Shooting. The postcards were not used (no stamps or writing on reverse), but preserved in an album. Very light to light browning at corners on reverse of cards from album corner holders - also shows faintly at one or two front corners. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 


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