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THE ESCAPE FROM HOME.  BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA"., Avi,
1 Avi, THE ESCAPE FROM HOME. BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA".
Orchard, New York, 1996, 2nd printing. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0531095134 "It is 1851. Thousands are fleeing the Old World for the New, desperate to reach America. Maura and Patrick O'Connell, fifteen- and twelve-year-old Irish peasants, seek to escape a country destroyed by famine and the greed of English landlords. Their emigration is a search for life itself. For Sir Laurence Kirkle, eleven and son of one such English lord, America holds the promise of justice, though he steal s a f o r tune from his fath er to get there. Colorful characters, young and old, pop up everywhere - Mr. Pickler, investigator, actor Horatio Drabble, and Fred No-name and Sergeant Rumpkin of the Lime Street Runners Association. And there are Mr . C le m sp oo l and Toby Grout, the Reverend Bartholomew, Ralph Toggs and the vile Mrs. Sonderbye. Are they helping the children or stealing from them? For Maura, Patrick and Laurence,it is often hard to know until it's too late. Indeed, how th e O' Con ne lls an d young Laurence come to share a common fate in the English city of Liverpool - embarkation port for America - makes for an adventure alive with ironic coincidence and surprise. Inspired by the Victorian novels published in seri al fo rm, whi ch w ith ev ery installment pres ented new and diverting answers to the question 'What will happen next?', (this book) offers more twists and turns of story than a nineteenth-century back alley. (The first volume) ends on a spectacul ar clif f-ha nger . Mo re s usp enseful fun awaits in 'Book Two: Lord Kirkle's Money'." Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE PARISH OF THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, LONDON, ONTARIO., Bartram, Gordon W.H.  Introduction by Clarence W. Foreman.
2 Bartram, Gordon W.H. Introduction by Clarence W. Foreman. A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE PARISH OF THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, LONDON, ONTARIO.
London Self-published 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Clare Bice, frontispiece. 
84 pp, 9 1/8" H. Burgundy cloth covers with "A Historical Sketch" in gold on front board. Errata slip tipped-in on rear pastedown. B&w frontispiece, photographs. Contents: The Origin of the Parish of St. John the Evangelist - 1863; The Congregation of the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity - 1873; 1888-1911, The Reverend W.T. Hill; 1911-1919, The Reverend Canon William Craig; 1920-1931, The Reverend A.G. Clarke; 1931-1934, The Reverend Canon C.E. Jeakins; 1935- , The Venerable Archdeacon C.W. Foreman; Members of the Parish Who Have Entered the Ministry of the Anglican Church; Listing of Memorials. Minor browning in endpaper gutters and on edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PLEASURE OF THE GAME.  THE STORY OF THE TORONTO CRICKET, SKATING AND CURLING CLUB:  1827-1977.  Includes reproduction pamphlet "THE CANADIAN CURLER'S MANUAL"., Fillmore, Stanley.
3 Fillmore, Stanley. THE PLEASURE OF THE GAME. THE STORY OF THE TORONTO CRICKET, SKATING AND CURLING CLUB: 1827-1977. Includes reproduction pamphlet "THE CANADIAN CURLER'S MANUAL".
Toronto Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club 1977 0969071205 / 9780969071204 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
176 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. The first chapter is printed on a light green stock. A reproduction of the pamphlet, "The Canadian Curler's Manual; or An Account of Curling as practised in Canada: With Remarks on the History of the Game", by James Bicket, Toronto, 1840 - is included in a sleeve forming part of the rear flap of the dust jacket. "(Commemorates) the 150th anniversary of the Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club. The history brings out for the members of that club the names, dates, victories, and interesting anecdotes of the club from the earliest years. (The book also provides) a readable history of the development of cricket, curling, and skating (in Toronto) through those years." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump. 'The Canadian Curler's Manual' in rear flap pocket is in 'Fine' condition. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES:  FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY., Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors.  (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.)
4 Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors. (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.) THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES: FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1994 0969342535 / 9780969342533 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
517 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty copies. Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. The diaries of five women (United Empire Loyalist descendants), ranging in age from thirteen to eighty- four, who lived in Eldon House, London, Ontario during the nineteenth century. An interesting look at the family and social life of the era, as well as religion, politics, health care, women's issues. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SUNDAY EVENINGS AT ST. ANDREW'S COLLEGE.  SERMONS IN THE COLLEGE CHAPEL., Macdonald, D. Bruce, Rev.
5 Macdonald, D. Bruce, Rev. SUNDAY EVENINGS AT ST. ANDREW'S COLLEGE. SERMONS IN THE COLLEGE CHAPEL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Lucile Hoskins (?) / affectionately / D. Bruce Macdonald / Feb. 4, 1947". "The Reverend D. Bruce MacDonald had the high gift of being able to impart to boys the wisdom they needed to become men. These Sunday evening talks in St. Andrew's College Chapel (Aurora, Ontario) preserve for the record the rich, restless, striving, soul-satisfying philosophy which Dr. MacDonald (headmaster of the College) taught." Areas of heavy browning on front endpapers, light browning on rear endpapers, very light browning to page edges, small area of waviness at bottom edge of prelimianet pages, light edge wear, light dust staining/faint watermarks to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wear, a 2 1/2" triangular piece missing from rear panel, closed tears on spine with old tape repairs, light small water marks on spine, scratches on rear panel, now in removeable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET LIVES OF ELVES & FAERIES.  FROM THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF THE REV. ROBERT KIRK., Matthews, John.  (Robert Kirk.)
6 Matthews, John. (Robert Kirk.) THE SECRET LIVES OF ELVES & FAERIES. FROM THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF THE REV. ROBERT KIRK.
London Element 2005 0007200714 / 9780007200719 First Edition Hard Cover Fine George Sharp and Rob McCaig. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), decorated glazed boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Colour illustrations. Title page continues: "Being the Newly Discovered Story of the Rev. ROBERT KIRK, minister of Aberfoyle in Scotland, as recorded by himself during a period spent in the realm of Faery, including a description of the beings encountered there, as told for his son, Colin, before he vanished from the sight of men, into that place of which he had written and to w hich his heart rightly belonged." "Lovers of faery lore know of Reverend Robert Kirk's 'The Commonwealth of Elves and Faeries', an astonishing description of life in the faery hills and courts of the parish of Aberfoyle, Scotland, where he was minister. But how did Kirk collect the information he included in his book? And what happened to Kirk, who disappeared on 20 June 1692? Here for the first time is Kirk's journal, in which he recorded his visits to the faery realms. In addition, it reveals why he disappeared from this world never to return. This book invites readers to come along on his amazing journey into the Otherworld and gives a wholly original and delightfully engaging account of the faery peoples, their history, magical powers and relations with humankind." 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
7 Mitchell, W.O. Illustrated by Wesley W. Bates. THE BLACK BONSPIEL OF WILLIE MacCRIMMON.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1993, 2nd printing. 
135 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771060815 Tartan endpapers, b&w drawings. "The time is the not-too-distant past, and the place is Shelby, Alberta, a small town in the foothills. Willie, a widower, is the town's sho e-maker, but like a good Scot he lives to curl; curling in fact is 'his only active religion'. He and his rink are so expert that he attracts the attention of the Devil himself, who comes to Shelby and makes him an offer hard to resist. T h e D e v i l (a keen curler - and how they keep good ice in hell is fully explained) promises Willie that he'll win the Brier - if on his death Willie will undertake to come and curl in hell for him in the Celestial Brier. Willie makes the Fau st ia n d ea l - bu t w ith the proviso that he will save his soul if he and his Shelby rink can beat the Devil's rink in a challenge match. And so Willie and his friends - with the help of the Reverend Pringle - take on the Devil's crew of Judas, Mac bet h an d G uy F awk es i n the most crucial curling match of all time, a matter of after-life and death...." Blank bookplate and small company label on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has lig ht wr inkl ing at top of sp ine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Moore, Peter. DAMN HIS BLOOD: BEING A TRUE AND DETAILED HISTORY OF THE MOST BARBAROUS AND INHUMANE MURDER AT ODDINGLEY AND THE QUICK AND AWFUL RETRIBUTION.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 0701186445 / 9780701186449 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
364 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The brutal murder of the Reverend George Parker in the secluded village of Oddingley on Midsummer's Day in 1806 gripped everyone from the Home Secretary in London to newspapermen across the country. It was a strange and stubborn case. The investigation lasted more than two decades, involving multiple inquests, judges and coroners, each more determined than the last to solve Oddingley's most gruesome crime - or crimes, as it turned out. (This) is a fascinating glimpse into English rural life at the beginning of the nineteenth century, so often epitomised by the civilised drawing rooms of Jane Austen or the rural idylls of Constable. England was exhausted and nervous, dogged by Pitt's war taxes, mounting inflation and the lingering threat of a French invasion. Violence was rife, particularly in rural communities where outsiders were regarded with deep suspicion. With a cast of characters straight out of Hardy, 'Damn His Blood' is a nail-biting true story of brutality, greed and ruthlessness which brings an elusive society vividly back to life." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Pitt, David G. E.J. PRATT. THE TRUANT YEARS, 1882-1927 & THE MASTER YEARS, 1927-1964. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1984 0802056601 / 9780802056603 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
415 pp, 555 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. B&w photographs. The free endpapers of Volume One appear to be missing, although there is no sign of any removal. "The Truant Years" - ISBN 0802056601- published 1984. "The Master Years" - ISBN 0802057535 - published 1987. "E.J. Pratt (1882-1964) is generally recognized as the leading Canadian poet of his generation. Moreover, as Marshall McLuhan observed in 1958, Pratt was, in his personal and social life, 'a one-man creator of a climate for the arts and letters in Canada'. Pratt was friend, counsellor, patron, and mentor to most of the young, struggling poets in Canada during the 1920s. He was also a friend and correspondent of most of the leading literary and artistic figures of the day, both in Canada - including Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, William Arthur Deacon, and Fred Varley - and abroad - John Masefield, J.R.R. Tolkien, and W.R. Benet." Books are clean and bright. Dust jackets have very minor edge wrinklingand very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Ruggle, Richard, Reverend. NORVAL ON THE CREDIT RIVER.
Erin, Ontario Press Porcepic 1973 0888780214 / 9780888780218 First Edition Sewed in wraps Very Good Signed by Author
51 pp + (4 pp) footnotes, 8 1/8" H. Green textured soft covers with black lettering and pastedown illustration on front cover. Volume I in the Credit Valley History Series. Signed on title page: "Richard Ruggle". B&w photographs. Contents: Before History; The Indians; The Mill; The Name and the Post Office; Transportation; Presbyterians; Anglicans; Methodists and the United Church; The Militia; Work in Town and Country; Education; The End; Footnotes. Interior - previous owner's name on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease on front cover pastedown picture, slight fading to color on spine and hinge areas. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EARLY DAYS IN RICHMOND HILL:  A HISTORY OF THE COMMUNITY TO 1930., Stamp, Robert M.
11 Stamp, Robert M. EARLY DAYS IN RICHMOND HILL: A HISTORY OF THE COMMUNITY TO 1930.
Richmond Hill, Ontario Richmond Hill Public Library Board 1991 0969537603 / 9780969537601 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
400 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. A local history of Richmond Hill, Ontario. "(D)escribes how the Iroquoian peoples first set up villages in the area - and how the semi-nomadic Mississaugas lost their lands to the British under the 'Gunshot Treaties'. Then came the settlers to claim lots on either side of Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe's newly built Yonge Street - among them, two eccentric aristrocrats, the German William Berczy and the French Comte de Puisaye; the Munshaws; the Stooks; and Thomas Kinnear, the town's most illustrious murder victim. By 1800, York merchant and tavernkeeper Abner Miles had arrived and set up a tavern at the southeast corner of Yonge and Major Mackenzie - the beginnings of the community we know today. Stamp (describes) the effects of the 1837 Rebellion, the development of church and social life, early local politics, and the growth of business, from the Trench Carriage Works and Crosby's Fire Proof store to the greenhouse operations of entrepreneurs William J. Lawrence, John Dunlop, H.J. Mills, and the Endean brothers. He also gives us a glimpse of the picture post card village of the late nineteenth century, with its winter sleigh rides and its summer picnics and dances at Bond Lake Park. As the portrait draws to a close, Richmond Hill has recovered from the losses of World War I; the glory days of the radial railway have come and gone; and Yonge Street has just been paved to make way for the cars and buses that will bring the town into the twentieth century." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791., Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by.
12 Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1982 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
299 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine, top edge gilt. No. 721 of an edition of sixteen hundred and fifty printed for the Champlain Society. B&w frontispiece, map. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Documents - A Return of the Settlers with Their Stock of the Township of Yarmouth, June 1764; Letters from John Winslow to John Hancock, Chignecto, May 12, 1768; The Memorial of the Congregational Church in Cornwallis in the County of Kings County in the Province of Nova Scotia, Cornwallis, November 8, 1769; Bejamin Gerrish and Malachy Salter to the Reverend Mr. Andrew Eliot, Halifax, January 18, 1770; The Records of the Church of Jebogue in Yarmouth, Together with an Historical Account of the First Settlement of Yarmouth by the English - The First Ministering of the Word - The Erection of the First Meetinghouse - The Coming of Mr. Henry Alline and Other Preachers to Yarmouth and the Effects which Followed, etc., (1761-1762); The Rev. Mr. Henry Alline's Life &c. (1741-1784); Index. Two rub lines across bottom of text block, very light bumping to corners. light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Teissier du Cross, Janet. Preface by D.W. Brogan. DIVIDED LOYALTIES. THE EXPERIENCES OF A SCOTSWOMAN IN OCCUPIED FRANCE.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1964 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
350 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). B&w map. "At the outbreak of World War II Madame Teissier du Cros's French husband joined his regiment, leaving his wife, a Scotswoman, alone with their two small sons in a house in the Cevennes in Southern France. In this intimate account of their day-to-day activities from that moment on until the liberation, the author gives an engrossing picture of the French, of daily life under enemy occupation in the provinces and briefly in Paris. Without the slightest trace of self-pity, she describes her determination to survive this long period of hardship. Faced with the growing barrier between herself and her bourgeois parents-in-law, who placed their confidence in Petain, she still managed to retain her relationship with them and to keep her own sense of proportion. Communication with the outside world became increasingly difficult; news of her husband was infrequent; and the lack of nourishment for her children created continual anxiety. At the same time Madame Teissier du Cros's moving record abounds with an appreciation of the provincial landscape and of rural life. The final chapters are alive with excitement as this spirited woman becomes involved with the Maquis, and the sense of exhilaration mounts as the first American troops arrive." Small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few small edge tears - taped, two small line indentations on front panel, large corner crease on rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VERSATILE YANKEE:  THE ART OF JONATHAN FISHER, 1768-1847., Winchester, Alice.
14 Winchester, Alice. VERSATILE YANKEE: THE ART OF JONATHAN FISHER, 1768-1847.
Princeton Pyne Press 1973 878610510 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jonathan Fisher. 
29 pp + 40 plates (printed on one side of leaf, captions facing), + (9) pp List of Works, 12 1/4" H. Colour plates plus additional b&w illustrations. The Reverend Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine "was a universal man - inventor, farmer, architect and builder, surveyor, linguist, naturalist. Above all he was an artist, translating his vision of the goodness and orderliness of God's creation into paintings and woodcuts. Made for his own enjoyment and that of his family and a few friends, Fisher's paintings have largely been preserved in the small community where he lived and worked for forty years. This book, while it reveals Fisher's many-sided personality, is basically devoted to illustrating his work. The majority of his paintings are published here for the first time - the water colors from his notebooks, begun when he was an undergraduate at Harvard, and lovingly bound with his own hands; a selection of his most important paintings in oil; and many of the woodcuts with which he illustrated his books. Here, carefully recorded, with straight-forward and painstaking realism, are Fisher's college and his village, the fruits of his garden, and the animals and birds of field and forest. No subject is too small to engage his interest, none too dry to be transformed by his imagination. The common house fly and a wondrous carrot are fully detailed; garlands of fruits and flowers run riot through his mathematical exercises." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, three edge tears archivally taped, very light rubbing, several light scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF A COUNTRY PARSON., Woodforde, James.  (Selected by David Hughes, Engravings by Ian Stephens.)
15 Woodforde, James. (Selected by David Hughes, Engravings by Ian Stephens.) THE DIARY OF A COUNTRY PARSON.
Folio Society, London, 1992, 1st. edition. 
445 pp, 8vo (8" H), hardcover in light grey slipcase. Bound in quarter dark blue buckram, maroon title labels with gilt lettering, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark red endpapers. 24 b&w wood-engravings by Ian Stephens printed in the text, inclu ding the frontis., plus six tail-pieces used multiple times. The Reverend James Woodforde began his diary simply to keep a record of expenses, but, "Luckily at an early point he decided to expand the text beyond mere expenditure to cover his do i n g s , his regrets, his feelings both waspish and fond about the people he encountered, the social events that opened up in him a vein of generous pleasure or fury, the almost daily card games he lost or won, his casual preaching and praying amid n on e to o large a congregation at his lonely church, his dark fancies at night, the illnesses with scant hope of cure in ice-cold rooms, the hunts and the shoots and the fishing, the tangles with servants, and the irritations with such close rela tiv es as hi s niece Nancy who kept him company and his nephew Bill who had his eye on the maids..." A wonderful insight into eighteenth-century daily life in a handsome volume. Slipcase has a few tiny and small light soiling marks - mainly on on e si de pan el. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 


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