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OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR., Buckler, Ernest.
1 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Gift inscription and two small stamps on free front endpaper, small bump to top edge of front board, minor rubbing. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two very small tears and one tiny chip. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Tiny foxing marks on to and fore-edge of text block, tiny chip in rear pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling with small tears (archivally taped) - mainly at the top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny foxing marks at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965:  A CHRONICLE., Cosbie, W.G.
3 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
 
 
THE CHUM STORY: FROM THE CHARTS TO YOUR HEARTS., Farrell, Allen.
4 Farrell, Allen. THE CHUM STORY: FROM THE CHARTS TO YOUR HEARTS.
Toronto Stoddart 2001 0773762639 / 9780773762633 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
260 pp, square (8 1/2" x 8 1/2"). B&w photographs. "In this rollicking reminiscence of the good old days, CHUM alumnus Allen Farrell reveals how a band of brazen broadcasters took the rock 'n' roll 'fad' and ran with it to become the grand arbiter of all that was hip. You'll meet CHUM's ever-changing cast of stars - the eccentric on-air personalities, the juggernaut salespeople, the outrageous promotions people - and its bit players, including peeing spider monkeys, guitar-playing chimps, and a trio of hex-casting witches who won the Maple Leafs the Stanley Cup in 1964. And you'll get the inside scoop on and lavish photos of the stars of the day: Elvis, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Frankie Valli, Harry Belafonte, Jerry Lewis, Chubby Checker, Dick Clark, Connie Francis, and countless others. Rock 'n' roll rebels. Top Forty pioneers. Progressive rock visionaries. CHUM defined each generation by the tunes they listened to. Anyone who reached for the dial in the '50s or '60s and turned to CHUM for laughs and social connection should reach now for 'The CHUM Story'!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Very tiny bump at bottom of front hinge, two tiny corner curls, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Grose, Helena. THE NEW SIN. WHITE CIRCLE POCKET EDITION 226.
Wm. Collins Sons, Toronto, 1945. 
192 pp, mass market paperback. "Amanda Glynn, dazzled into a mad infatuation for a modern 'prey-boy', Dion Brenford, is persuaded by her father to accept a distant post for six months to make sure of her feelings. The cure works, and she meets and finds real romance with Detective-Inspector Brook Richards of Scotland Yard. But, after her marriage, she is horrified to discover that he is in charge of the police proceedings to track down Brenford and his gang of social parasites. To A m a n d a , Dion is still the man who taught her the alphabet of love, even though he evaded the marriage service. She hates the thought of her husband being concerned with the arrest, and terrible charges for which Brenford is wanted. When Br e nf or d co me s to her flat for shelter, she is plunged into a terrible predicament. Shall she hide him? Shall she call the police?" Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership ma rks . Ex ter ior - bo o k slightly cocked, very light edge wear, a few small wrinkles on spine, two small soft corner creases, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON., Hamilton, James.
6 Hamilton, James. WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON.
London Pavilion 1992 1851457194 / 9781851457199 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine William Heath Robinson. 
151 pp, 12 1/8" H. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "In this first fully illustrated monograph of William Heath Robinson's life and work, James Hamilton makes a refreshingly new exploration of the personality of this convivial family man and deeply serious artist. Through fascinating new insights, he traces the influences on his art, the development of his uniquely individual humorous style, and the unexpected path that his career followed: the switch from landscapes to book illustration, and early success as illustrator of Poe, Cervantes and Hans Andersen; the creation of his engaging character Uncle Lubin, his cartoons for magazines, and the First World War anti-German satires which earned him an enthusiastic following. Only after he had submitted his illustrations for a 'Complete Works of Shakespeare' in 1922, promptly cancelled, did Heath Robinson turn away from literary illustration. Then came the immensely popular books on golf and railways and motoring, murals and decorations for a liner, gadgets for the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1934, and a wealth of inspired magazine and commercial work. Hamilton rounds off his account of Heath Robinson's life and career with detailed appendices, including a chronology of his life, an important discussion of his sources, comprehensive bibliographies, and lists of his exhibitions, advertising work and ephemera. Published here for the first time are examples of the recently discovered Shakespeare illustrations." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
GIFTS TO LAST: CHRISTMAS STORIES FROM THE MARITIMES AND NEWFOUNDLAND., Learning, Walter, selected by.  (L.M. Montgomery, Deirdre Kessler, Alistair MacLeod, Tessie Gilliis, David Richard Adams, Clive Doucet, Carol Bruneau, Lawrence O'Toole, Alden Nowlan, Helen Fogwill Porter, Joseph Sherman, Ray Guy, M.T. Dohaney, et al
7 Learning, Walter, selected by. (L.M. Montgomery, Deirdre Kessler, Alistair MacLeod, Tessie Gilliis, David Richard Adams, Clive Doucet, Carol Bruneau, Lawrence O'Toole, Alden Nowlan, Helen Fogwill Porter, Joseph Sherman, Ray Guy, M.T. Dohaney, et al GIFTS TO LAST: CHRISTMAS STORIES FROM THE MARITIMES AND NEWFOUNDLAND.
Fredericton, NB Goose Lane 1996 086492206X / 9780864922069 2nd Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
212 pp, square small 8vo (7 1/2" x 7 1/2"). "Christmas a-glitter, Christmas on a shoestring, Christmas wrecked, Christmas salvaged, Christmas in the city, village and country, in church and shopping mall and barn - they 're all here, in stories by the best writers in the Maritimes and Newfoundland. Walter Learning's Christmas treat opens with 'Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves', from 'Anne of Green Gables'. Stars such as Alistair MacLeod and Antoine Maillet join their voices with regional favourites including Herb Curtis, Deirdre Kessler, and Helen Fogwill Porter. Goose Lane's own adaptation of David Adams Richards's screenplay 'Small Gifts' is published here for the first time. Grahame Wood's adaptation of Gordon Pinsent's pilot for the CBC-TV series ' A Gift to Last' ends this fulfilling celebration." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HONOURS FOR SALE:  THE STRANGE STORY OF MAUNDY GREGORY., Macmillan, Gerald.
8 Macmillan, Gerald. HONOURS FOR SALE: THE STRANGE STORY OF MAUNDY GREGORY.
London Richards Press 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
244 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H) - red cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. How much would a knighthood or a baronetcy cost? In the time of British Prime Minister Lloyd George, the man to ask would have been Arthur John Peter Michael Maundy Gregory. This is the story of corruption in high places and the sale and political use of Honours. It is also a tale of blackmail, fraud and, perhaps, murder. Split in front inside hinge paper, tiny faint foxing marks on free endpapers, very light browning to pages, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, small bump at bottom corner of front board, three very small colored pen marks and light soiling on bottom of text block 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  JUNE, 1963.  VOL. XLI.  NO. 166., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major N.P. Dawnay, R.A. Innes, Major A. McK. Annand, W.Y. Carman, D.G. Chandler, Basil L. Crapster, Major G. Tylden, Antony Brett-James, W.A. Thorburn, A.N. Ricketts, et al.)
9 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major N.P. Dawnay, R.A. Innes, Major A. McK. Annand, W.Y. Carman, D.G. Chandler, Basil L. Crapster, Major G. Tylden, Antony Brett-James, W.A. Thorburn, A.N. Ricketts, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. JUNE, 1963. VOL. XLI. NO. 166.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1963. 
Paging runs 55 - 110, 9 7/8" H, soft cover. Two colour plates, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 b&w map/battle plan. Contents include: Three Military Portraits by an Unknown Artist; Jeremy Lister, 10th Regiment, 1770-1783 (concluded); Cornet Cha rles Forbes, 17th Lancers, c. 1825; A Carving of James the Second's Reign; From the Other Side of the Hill, Blenheim, 1704; A.B. Richards (1820-76): Journalist in Defence of Britain; The West African Regiment, 1898 to 1928; The Diary of Cap t a i n N e i l Douglas, 79th Foot, 1809 to 1810 / Notes: The "Six Old Corps" in Britain and France; The Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry in the 1870's; etc. Interior - small soft wrinkle on first few pages, minor browning to pages, otherwise cl ea n an d t ig ht w ith no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, three tiny edge tears. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DANCERS AT NIGHT. (CONTAINS:  A RURAL PLACE; RAMSEY TAYLOR; KOPOCHUS 1825; WE, WHO HAVE NEVER SUFFERED; SAFE IN THE ARMS; AND, DANCERS AT NIGHT.), Richards, David Adams.
10 Richards, David Adams. DANCERS AT NIGHT. (CONTAINS: A RURAL PLACE; RAMSEY TAYLOR; KOPOCHUS 1825; WE, WHO HAVE NEVER SUFFERED; SAFE IN THE ARMS; AND, DANCERS AT NIGHT.)
(Oberon, [Toronto], 1978), Ist edition. 
149 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" h), soft cover. A early collection of stories by the Giller Prize- (2000 - 'Mercy Among the Children') and Governor General's Award- (1988 - 'Nights Below Station Street' and 1998 - 'Lines on the Water') winning author. Interio r - a few very small light soiling marks in margin of page 9. Exterior - light edge wear, a few soft creases on covers, light soiling to top/bottom of textblock, tiny scuff on front cover, small crease at top of spine. G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HILDEGARDE'S NEIGHBORS: A STORY FOR GIRLS.  THE HILDEGARDE SERIES (ALSO KNOWN AS THE HILDEGARDE-MARGARET SERIES.), Richards, Laura E.
11 Richards, Laura E. HILDEGARDE'S NEIGHBORS: A STORY FOR GIRLS. THE HILDEGARDE SERIES (ALSO KNOWN AS THE HILDEGARDE-MARGARET SERIES.)
Page, Boston, 1936, 20th impression (first published 1895). 
292 pp + ads, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (light grey boards with red lettering on spine and front board, illustration of young woman leaning on rail fence on front board), in dust jacket (wraparound illustration showing young women in Edwardia n dress on dock, waving to others in sailboat). 8 b&w plates including frontispiece. Number 4 in the Hildegarde (Hildegarde-Margaret) series, in which the Merryweather family moves in next door to the Grahames. Light browning to endpape r s a n d p a g es, scattered tiny to very small light foxing marks in top margin of plates and on some adjacent pages, two old prices blacked out by publisher and old price stamp on verso of half-title page, browning to edge of textblock, tiny fo xi ng ma rk s o n to p of textblock and top edge of boards, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight soling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has two old prices blacked out by publisher and small price stamp on front flap, a few small tears wi th cre a ses - ar ch iv all y taped, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
12 Richards, Laura E. THE GOLDEN WINDOWS: A BOOK OF FABLES FOR YOUNG AND OLD.
Allenson, London, n.d., (inscription dated 1943), thirty-seventh edition. 
123 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Decorated capital letter in b&w at the beginning of each story. A collection of 44 short fables on faith, morals, angels, etc. Previous owner's name/info. in ink on free front endpaper, ver y light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dints to edges of boards, tiny ink mark at top of spine, light fading to edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear. moderate edge wrinkling, s e v e r a l s mall chips and tears - archivaly taped on inside, light rubbing and soiling, scuffing to spine, stain on front panel, very light browning. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Richards, Robert D. FREEDOM'S VOICE: THE PERILOUS PRESENT AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT.
Brassey's, Washington, (1998), first edition. 
177 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN: 1574881523 "The U.S. Constitution's First Amendment ensures freedom of speech and expression, but it has come increasingly under attack at the end of the twentieth century. Created two hundred years ago to protect unpopular views, to allow criticism of the government, to enable religious freedom and to give citizens a voice in government, its protection has recently been exploited by those who would douse a crucifix in urine, burn an American flag, or harass abortion clinic employees, to name just a few examples. As a result, many question its guarantees...(this book) chronicles the numerous assaults on free speech and expression that have occurred recently and shows how the lives of many ordinary citizens have been, or would be, affected adversely by the loss of First Amendment freedoms. (Richards) argues clearly and effectively that a strengthened, not weakened First Amendment is necessary to meet the challenges of the new millenium." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, small shallow dent on front hinge. NF/VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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