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1 Gibbon, John Murray. CANADIAN MOSAIC: THE MAKING OF A NORTHERN NATION.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Kathleen Shackleton, W.J. Phillips, R.H. Palenske, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Ernest Neumann, James Crockart. 
455 pp, 9 3/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, plus 23 colour plates (collated), including 19 full-page portraits of 'types' (many in national costume) and 4 with two illustrations per page showing people, buildings and landscapes. "This is the first comprehensive account of the contributions made to Canadian history and culture by some twenty-five European races. The plan which the author has adopted is to trace the history of each racial group from its original home in Europe, accentuating those incidents that show relationships between such races in Europe previous to their coming to Canada. The history has been documented so far as possible with quotations from contemporary records. The text incorporates the words of the ballads recently broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the series of musical talks conducted by (the author)." Chapters cover United States, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Baltic, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Hebrew, concluding with "Cement for the Canadian Mosaic". Small soft crease at top corner of pages 279 to304, small crease at top corner of illustration page opposite page 280, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block & boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small tears with old tape on inside edges, light browning and foxing on spine, darkening to top edge, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 Laffan, R.G.D. THE SERBS: THE GUARDIANS AT THE GATE.
Dorset, New York, 1989, reprint. 
299 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880294132 Maps. " 'The Serbs' was originally a series of lectures delivered by the renowned British historian R.G.D. Laffan. (His) lectures became so famous they were collected and publish ed in book form. Out of print for many years, (this) is the classic book on an important and misunderstood people. Too many of us only know the Serbs as precipitators of World War I, when a Serbian nationalist assassinated Austrian Archduke F r a n c i s Ferdinand in 1914 causing Austria to declare war. But Serbian history is eventful and filled with intrigue. To give us one example, (the author) brings to brilliant life the Turkish war with Serbia in which the great Serbian nobilit y w as n ea rl y annihilated, its lands distributed to the Turkish military aristocracy and the Serbian Christian peasants treated like slaves. All through this occupation the Serbs were forbidden to possess weapons, but an unquenchable desire fo r fre edo m l ed to fr equent insurrection. Finally the Treaty of Adrianople forced the Turks to evacuate. Anyone interested in a historical perpective of a great and heroic people will find (this book) as absorbing as it is inspiring. For, as Pr of esso r La ffan wr ite s ' the Serbs have shown that, despite adversity and homelessness, their spirit remains unconquerable'." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Mikasinovich, Branko, Milivojevic, Dragan and Mihailovich, Vasa D., eds. INTRODUCTION TO YUGOSLAV LITERATURE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FICTION AND POETRY.
Twayne, New York, (1973). 
647 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...the first anthology of Yugoslav writing of this scope in English. It contains the most significant poems and stories, as well as excerpts from novels and plays, from the versatile literatures of the four main nationalities of Yugoslavia - Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia. The works of the nineteenth century are especially interesting because they are rarely published in English. In the introductions to the individual literature s t h e e d i t o rs provide a satisfactory historical and critical insight into the Yugoslav literatures. The chronological order of authors also affords a clear picture of the development of these literatures. Many of the selections are publis he d h er e f or t he f ir st time in English. The translations by various hands are chosen for their completeness and faithfulness to the originals." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, slight bump to top corner of rear board, light soili ng to bo tto m of te xtb loc k. Du st jacket has edge wrinkling, tiny edge tears, spine color faded but lettering still very legible, light rubbing, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Newark, Tim. BRASSEY'S BOOK OF UNIFORMS.
(Brassey's, London, 1998), Ist English editiion. 
143 pp, square small 4to (10" x 10"), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color, b&w and sepiatone with photos and reproductions. "...explains the secret meaning of uniforms, their origin, design and construction, and presents some of the most extraordinary uniforms ever made..." Contents: A Soldier's Life; The Meaning of Uniforms - Origin of Uniforms; Discipline of Armies; British Scarlet; Specialisation; Wild Men; Balkan Bandits; Green Men; Sex Appeal; American Blue; Birth of the Practical; Westernisation; Khaki; German Grey; Death's Head; Leather Jacket; War as Work; Women's Uniforms; Camouflage; Revolution in Materials; Future Uniforms. The Making of Uniforms - Uniform Makers; Dyes and Colours; Jackets and Trousers; Leatherwork; Tassels and Gold; Military Hats; Spit and Polish; Entertainment. Notes; Bibliography; Directory of Uniforms; Index. Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+ /VG + 
Price: 24.95 USD
 
 
AUNTIE MABEL'S WAR:  AN ACCOUNT OF HER PART IN THE HOSTILITIES OF 1914-18., Wenzel, Marian and Cornish, John, compilers.
5 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
 


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