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THE MORNING STAR:  NEW AND SELECTED ZEN WRITINGS., Aitken, Robert.
1 Aitken, Robert. THE MORNING STAR: NEW AND SELECTED ZEN WRITINGS.
Shoemaker & Hoard, Washington, D.C., (2003), Ist printing. 
288 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover with self-flaps. "The introduction to this volume offers Robert Aitken's latest presentation of Zen practice, addressing the great matter from a historical and personal perspective. This wonderful, long piece is followed by twenty-nine essays, gathered into three sections: 'The Basics', 'Commentaries', and 'Reflections'. Aitken has selected some works from his previous books and added much new material never before available in book form. The resulting capstone becomes a book to cherish and study for all people interested in the spiritual path." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at top corner of front cover. NF 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
2 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
 
 
3 Arnup, John D. MIDDLETON: THE BELOVED JUDGE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771007959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
202 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he story of one of Ontario's and Canada's greatest judges, William Edward Middleton (1860-1948), who served as a justice of the Supreme Court of Ontario for thirty-three years, twenty-two of them as an appellate judge. At a time when a number of Supreme Court justices were belligerent to counsel and irascible toward their brother judges, Mr. Justice Middleton set a high standard of courtesy and civility that has carried on to the present day. Because (he) never sought attention or encouraged controversy, his contributions have been known heretofore only in legal circles. Yet here is a man whose written judgments are still cited fifty, sixty, even seventy years later, the judge who sat on 'the Great Stork Derby' case of the 1930s, and who decided which of the two litigious Kellogg brothers could sell his corn flakes in Canada. In addition, Middleton was a renowned botanist and legal scholar. The prison inmates of his Bible class knew him better and appreciated his exemplary character far more than the average citizen. (This book) is rich with anecdotage and presents important legal cases in a manner the general reader can understand and appreciate." Minor old tape residue at top/bottom edges of free endpapers, small corner crease on page 7, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small ink mark on bottomm edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one or two very tiny edge tears, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ABSENT LORD:  ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE., Babb, Lawrence A.
4 Babb, Lawrence A. ABSENT LORD: ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996. 
244 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0520203240 "What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? What are the implications of such a relationsh ip with sacred beings for the religious life of a community? Using these questions as his point of departure, Babb explores the ritual culture of image-worshiping Svetambar Jains. Jainism is, aside from Buddhism, the only surviving exampl e o f I n d i a's ancient non-Vedic religious traditions. It is known and celebrated for its systematic practice of non-violence and for the rigor of the asceticism it promotes. 'Absent Lords' sheds light on a little-known religious tradition an d d em on s tr at es t hat divine 'absence' can be as rich as divine 'presence' in its possibilities for informing a religious response to the cosmos." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to book a t top an d bot tom , t iny dint on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
REMARKS ON RIFLE GUNS: BEING THE RESULT OF SIXTY YEARS' PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION WITH SPECIFIC REMARKS ON FOWLING PIECES, THE PERCUSSION LOCK, AND FIRE ARMS IN GENERAL., Baker, Ezekiel.
5 Baker, Ezekiel. REMARKS ON RIFLE GUNS: BEING THE RESULT OF SIXTY YEARS' PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION WITH SPECIFIC REMARKS ON FOWLING PIECES, THE PERCUSSION LOCK, AND FIRE ARMS IN GENERAL.
Standard Publications, Hunting, West Virginia, n.d. - facsimile reprint of the Joseph Mallett, London, 1835 Eleventh Edition. 
269 pp + illustrations and tables at rear of book, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in glassine dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Facsimile reprint. Title continues: To Which are Subjoined Descriptions of a New Bullet Mould and Clipper, Various Improveme nts in Gun and Door Locks, and Spring Bolts, a Description of Fire Arms Deposited in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, Including All the Improvements and Inventions for Which Three Silver Medals Have Been Awarded by the Society of Arts, Together W i t h T ables of Weights of Balls, Descriptive Plates, &c. Contents: Preface to This Edition; Of Loading; Of Presenting and Taking Aim; Of Judging Distances; General Observations; An Experiment Tried at Woolwich With Rifles; Ditto With Wall-Pie c e Ba rr el s ; Of Proving and Re-Proving Barrels; Specific Remarks on Fowling Pieces; Of Bursting of Blunderbusses; On Percussion Locks; Of Casting Balls; Of the Bullet Mould; Regulating Screw-Pin; On the Stocking of Guns; Refutation of Errors; De sc ri pti on of Ar ms Deposited at the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, With All the Improvements in Bayonet, Lock, Stock, &c.; Another Musket Sent to the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, With Additional Improvements; Conclusions; Analytical Index. Minor wrin kli ng at t op/ bot tom of spine, small ink stamp of previous owner on front pastedown, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown. Glassine dust jacket is heavily browned and has chips, tears and creases. Very Good+/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
6 Batten, Jack. THE CLASS OF '75.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591780 / 9780771591785 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
270 pp, 9 1/4" H. "September 1972. University of Toronto Law School. 150 students They came from across Canada - rich kids, middle class kids, and students who worked at night and on weekends to pay their fees. For some, law school was a stepping stone in a carefully thought-out career plan; others were there because they thought they'd give law school a whirl. Twenty percent of the group were women, a peak ratio at the time. They studied together for three years, working hard, being challenged by their teachers, by new ideas, and by each other. Each found a way through the maze of courses, cases, debates and exams. Then they fanned out across the country to careers as diverse as their beginnings. 1991. Judges, corporate lawyers, sole practitioners, tax specialists, labour lawyers, criminal lawyers, parliamentarians - . Jack Batten has found twenty-seven members of the class that graduated in 1975 and interviewed them at length to find out what they've been up to since." Book is clean. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIRCRAFT WOODWORK PROTECTIVE COATINGS.  (WOODWORKING TOOLS / AIRCRAFT WOODWORK / PROTECTION OF AIRPLANE PARTS / COVERING AND DOPING AIRPLANE SURFACES.)  607, Brimm, Daniel J.
7 Brimm, Daniel J. AIRCRAFT WOODWORK PROTECTIVE COATINGS. (WOODWORKING TOOLS / AIRCRAFT WOODWORK / PROTECTION OF AIRPLANE PARTS / COVERING AND DOPING AIRPLANE SURFACES.) 607
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1939 Hard Cover Very Good 
57 pp + 42 pp +66 pp +40 pp (four sections), 7 3/4" H. Black simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering, borders on front board. Marbled endpapers, b&w illustrations. Woodworking Tools Contents: Use of Woodworking Tools; Hand Cutting Tools; Boring Tools; Hand Finishing Tools; Sawing Machines; Surface Machines and Sanders; Sharpening Tools; Grinding Wheels; Oilstones; Sharpening Knife-Edged Tools; Woodworking Practice. Aircraft Woodwork Contents: Wood Airplane Structures; Properties of Wood; Construction of Airplane Parts; Examples of Aircraft Woodwork. Protection of Airplane Parts Contents: Devices and Methods; Wood Surfaces; Metal Surfaces; Spray Painting of Airplane Surfaces; Spray Guns; Spray-gun Accessories; Hose and Hose Fittings; Protective Devices; Handling Spray Equipment; Troubles in Spray-Gun Operation. Covering and Doping of Airplane Surfaces Contents: Fabric and Tape; Finishing Fabric Surfaces; Inspection Before Covering; Methods of Covering; Application of Dope; Marking Coverings; Exercises in Airplane Covering. Previous owner's name in ink at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom edge of front board, one tiny corner bump. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
8 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
SEMINAR ANNUAL.  O.G.S. SEMINAR '85.  (ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.), Chester, Len, ed.  (George Hancocks, Francess Halpenny, Margaret Beckman, Patrick Brode, Stanley J. Burns, Robert J. Burns, Marcia Darling, Sheila M. Embleton, Donna L. Atkinson, Marian Fowler, Peter R. Knights, Glenn J. Lockwood, Joan Magee, Bennet
9 Chester, Len, ed. (George Hancocks, Francess Halpenny, Margaret Beckman, Patrick Brode, Stanley J. Burns, Robert J. Burns, Marcia Darling, Sheila M. Embleton, Donna L. Atkinson, Marian Fowler, Peter R. Knights, Glenn J. Lockwood, Joan Magee, Bennet SEMINAR ANNUAL. O.G.S. SEMINAR '85. (ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.)
Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto, 1985. 
161 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0920036112 Contents: Preface; J. Richard Houston Memorial Lecture 1985 - Introduction - The Dictionary of Canadian Biography; The Best Gift: A Record of the Carnegie Libraries of Ontario; Sir John Beverley Robinson and the Roots of Legal Practice in Ontario; The Burns and Gamble Families of Yonge Street and York Township; Records and Resources of Toronto Trust Cemeteries; Maiden Name Retention: History and Current Attitudes; Early Canadian Diaries; The Role of Genealogy in Social History; Context for Community Genealogy and Local History: A Second Progress Report on the Beckwith Township History Project; A Nova Scotia Huguenot Family and Its Mayflower Connections; Canadian Immigration Records of Entry in Genealogical Research; Evaluating Genealogical Software; Nineteenth Century Photographs as Historical Documents; The Last Flight of HX 313; The Archives of Ontario and Genealogy; The Migration of Peoples; A Workshop With Professional Genealogists; The Resources of Religious Archives; The Authors. Interior - previous owner's name on inside of front cover, presentation stamp and previous owner's name on verso of title page, "received" stamp on inside of rear cover, slight curl to top corner of half of the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at top corner of front cover, slight bump at top of spine, small wrinkles on spine, very minor soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Chryssides, George. THE ELEMENTS OF UNITARIANISM.
Element, Boston, Massachusetts, (1998). 
134 pp, small 8vo (7 13/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1862042470 "The Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century opened a wide-ranging debate on the nature of authority within the Christian Church, giving birth to a vigorous radical dissent moveme nt and the emergence of Unitarianism in the United States and Europe. Based on the belief that the only true source of authority is human reason itself, this is a religous community where doubts are encouraged and tenets are refreshingly free fro m dogma. The guiding principles are simply freedom, reason and tolerance, and the right to question religious doctrine is a valued part of Unitarian practice. (This book) explains: what Unitarians believe; how Unitarianism differs from mainstream C h ristiandenom in at ions; the role of Unitarians in international religious dialogue; what Unitarianism can offer us today." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder marks on top/bottom of textblock, li ght e dge wear, spine slightly twisted, slight browning to edges of text block, small light mark on front cover, tiny faint scuff on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965:  A CHRONICLE., Cosbie, W.G.
11 Cosbie, W.G. THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965: A CHRONICLE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1975 0770511848 / 9780770511845 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
373 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The story of the Toronto General Hospital is intimagely and inseparably associated with the development of the city of Toronto and the support of its citizens. Dr. Crosbie traces the history of the Hospital from its founding in York, through its humble facilities on King Street, to the ornate Victorian structure on Gerrard, and finally to the great institution which today dominates the corner of College Street and University Avenue. Its early services to the victims of the War of 1812 and of the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century, the problems of financing, the challenges of two world wars, and its relationship with the University and its medical schools are just a few of the factors governing the direction taken by the institution. Throughout this chronicle, the achievements of a distinguished body of medical staff in the fields of medical practice, research, and teaching are described in a context of contribution to the University and the city of Toronto, a well as to the international medical scene." Very small soft crease at top corner of last 50 pages, bottom corner of boards are bumped, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, old tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Cosentino, Frank and Leyshon, Glynn. OLYMPIC GOLD: CANADA'S WINNERS IN THE SUMMER GAMES.
Toronto Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0039233308 / 9780039233303 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
147 pp, square (8 3/4" H x 8 3/4" D). Pictorial glazed boards (no dust jacket - as issued). B&w photographs. "(T)ells the stories of all of Canada's Gold Medallists since the first medal was won by the Winnipeg Shamrocks Lacrosse Club in 1904; stories of individual struggles, long lonely hours of practice with makeshift and borrowed equipment, agonizing self-sacrifice and incredible determin-ation, all centred towards one goal: To enter, alone and unsupported, the most demanding athletic competition in the world, and win." Minor rubbing on glossy boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SWIMMING TIMES.  VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940.  WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE.  4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS., Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors.  Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al.
13 Cummins, B.W., Capt. & Bassett-Lowke, Janet, editors. Besford, John; Desjardins, Pete; Larkin, E.J.; Biscoe, A.E., Capt.; Sturrock, Alexander; Hardidge, P.H.; Underell, J.W.J.; Chatfield, R.C.; at al. THE SWIMMING TIMES. VOL. XVIII. NO. 1 MARCH 1940 + NO. 3. MAY 1940 + NO. 4, JUNE 1940. WITH: SWIMMING INSTRUCTION: LAND DRILLS AND WATER PRACTICE. 4 SWIMMING-RELATED ITEMS.
Croydon / London Capt. B.W. Cummins / Simkin Marshall Stapled in Wraps Good 
3 issues of 'The Swimming Times' from 1940 - 20 pp, 20 pp, 24 pp - 8 1/2" H + 'Swimming Instruction', rewritten 1937, 64 pp, 7 1/8" H. All with b&w photographs. 'The Swimming Times' includes articles on: War Work by Swimmers, Officials and Coaches; The Elements of Diving; Amateur Swimming Assoc-iation: A Record of Progress; The Royal Life Saving Society; Swimmers and Swimming in the Navy; A Scottish Club in Wartime; World Classification of Swimmers; Water Polo; etc. 'Swimming Instruction' contents: Preface; General Notes; Class Instruction; Breast Stroke; Back Stroke; Crawl Stroke; Back Crawn; Learning to Dive. Interiors - some soft creasing/wrinkling at some page edges and corners; rust on staples. Exteriors - Swimming Times have rust on staples, a few rust stains on covers, some small corner/edge creases/wrinkles, light edge wear, light rubbing and soiling on rer covers. Swimming Instruction has very light corner wear, small curl at bottom corner of front cover and a few small scuffs on front cover. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
14 Cunnings, T.A.J. Foreword by Arnold Naimark. THE SAGA OF DOCTOR THOR: PAUL H.T. THORLAKSON CC MD. A BIOGRAPHY.
Winnipeg University of Manitoba 1986 0919932258 / 9780919932258 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
635 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. " 'There is perhaps no figure in the history of medicine in Manitoba whose influence has been greater than that exerted by Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson - 'Doctor Thor' as he is affectionately known. There are of course many whose contributions in particular spheres were unsurpassed, but none whose vision was broader; none whose grasp of the import of social developments for medical practice was firmer; none whose ability to transform grand designs into reality was greater. The story of the life and career of Dr. Thor reveals much of the drive, tenacity and dynamism that animated this remarkable man; but for each of us whose life has been touched in some special way by him (this book) will bring to mind many personal recollections of the force of this personality'." From the Foreword. Small light liquid stain on bottom of text block, tiny stain on top of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine, one tiny corner bump, two tiny scuffs on rear board, minor edge wear, slight bump at top corner of each board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 DeMond, C. W. PRICE, WATERHOUSE & CO. IN AMERICA: A HISTORY OF A PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM.
Price Waterhouse, New York, 1951. 
356 pp, 8vo, hard cover (dark green boards, gold lettering on spine/front cover) - no dust jacket. "The present volume is essentially a history of the United States firm and its practice. The first chapter gives some of the highlights of the initial development of the London firm. References are later made to many of the associated firms in other countries, particularly to the early days of the Canadian firm when the American practice was all one. The London firm during its second 50 years developed and expanded its practice throughout Great Britain and initiated many of the overseas developments of the international organization. This record is written for the intimate family of Price Waterhouse & Co., not for outside distribution. It closes with the death of one of our most colorful figures, J.C. Scobie, in 1944." Interior - a few erased pencil check marks against peoples names listed at the rear of the book who were linked to Price Waterhouse, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear to boards minor soiling to bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY FOUGHT SPLENDIDLY.  BEING THE 1914-1915 DIARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE FALKLANDS & ITS AFTERMATH BY SURGEON T.B. DIXON R.N.V.R. OF HMS KENT., Dixon, T.B. (Thomas Benjamin).  Foreword by Admiral Sir John Bush.  Introduction by Rose Dixon.
16 Dixon, T.B. (Thomas Benjamin). Foreword by Admiral Sir John Bush. Introduction by Rose Dixon. THE ENEMY FOUGHT SPLENDIDLY. BEING THE 1914-1915 DIARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE FALKLANDS & ITS AFTERMATH BY SURGEON T.B. DIXON R.N.V.R. OF HMS KENT.
Blandford Press, Poole, 1983, first edition. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713713267 Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, ship profiles. "This, the 1914-1915 diary of Thomas Benjamin Dixon, is a well-observed and compassionate account of the first year of World War I as seen through the eyes of a young naval surgeon who in later life rose to the rank of Surgeon Captain and was appointed honorary physician to the King. T.B. Dixon's diary of life at sea includes an eye-witness account of the B a t t l e o f the Falklands, in which Dixon's ship H.M.S. Kent chased and then sank the Nurnberg after a running battle, and a description of the subsequent gruelling search for the German light cruiser Dresden and her destruction by H.M.S. Kent at J ua n Fe rn a nd ez on 14 March 1915." Faint erased pencil marks on free front end paper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, small ghost sticker mark on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FUNDAMENTALS OF RIDING: LEARNING THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS., Edwards, Elwyn Hartley and Thomas, Sian.
17 Edwards, Elwyn Hartley and Thomas, Sian. FUNDAMENTALS OF RIDING: LEARNING THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS.
Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, 1998, first edition. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 1853108529 "This book is written for the amateur one-horse owner to assist in mastering the basic skills which should lead to effective and enjoyable riding for both members of the p artnership. The improved level of performance may allow the pair to compete creditably in a variety of events at, or perhaps beyond, a good local level. The book provides the indispensable guidelines; it fills the inevitable gaps and helps t o c l a r ify and fix the details of technique. Very importantly, it enlarges on the theory that underpins the rational movements and practice of correct and successful riding and so contributes to a wider, deeper understanding of the whole. Th e bo o k is c op iously illustrated in colour and the horses have been selected to demonstrate the schooling movements and exercises that are typical of those that would be within reach of the amateur rider who aspires to take part in club-level co mp eti ti on at a goo d medium standard." Interior - tiny edge tear with crease (archivally taped) on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 English, John. THE LIFE OF LEST PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: SHADOW OF HEAVEN, 1897-1948. VOLUME TWO: THE WORLDLY YEARS, 1949-1972. (VOLUMES I & II).
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'Shadow of Heaven' - ISBN 0886191653 - published 1989. 'The Worldly Years' - ISBN 0394227298 - published 1992. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice?" 'Shadow of Heaven' has minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 'The Worldly Years' has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light winkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
19 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
 
 
BODYSNATCHERS:  A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832., Fido, Martin.
20 Fido, Martin. BODYSNATCHERS: A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1988. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297793934 B&w illustrations. "From 1740 to 1832, freshly buried corpses were dug up and surreptitiously hawked to surgeons and anatomists in London and Edinburgh to dissect for research and teaching purposes. The resurrection trade brought together Fellows of the Royal Society and slum-dwelling criminals in an unholy alliance. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the illicit trade had become one of London's most effic i e n t l y o rganized departments of crime, with gang-leader Ben Crouch securing a virtual monopoly of delivery to half the teaching hospitals. In Scotland, several surgeons of great eminence loved the adventure of association with desperadoes and w il li ng ly a c co mpanied them on their nocturnal excavations. Not surprisingly, there was great public consternation about the activities of the bodysnatchers, but it was only when Burke and Hare introduced murder as a means of acquiring 'sub jec ts' th at the au th ori ties acted to eradicate the ghoulish practice. Martin Fido's book is an enthralling study of a strange byway of criminal low life. It provides the first full and accurate accounts of murderers Helen Torrence and Jean Wald ie, Bish op and Head an d El iza Ross. With sketches of the great surgeons who encouraged and sought to control the trade, 'Bodysnatchers' will interest many in the medical profession and social historians as well as devotees of the true crim e gen re." Pev iou s ow ner's nam e/dat e on free front endpaper and embossed stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good 
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