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Washington, D.C. Grand Lodge, International Association of MacHinists 1949 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
117 pp, 5 3/4" H. Title page continues: "Revised by the Committee on Law as recommended by the Twenty-Second Convention of the Grand Lodge of The International Association of Machinists, held in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 13 to 24, 1948, and thereafter adopted by referendum vote in the month of December, 1948, effective April 1, 1949." Information on apprenticeships, benefits, Grand, District & Local lodges, dues, fines, elections, initiation, membership, pensions, salaries, strikes, etc. Interior - tiny staple dent at top of first oage, small soft crease at bottom corner of first three pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - staple holes at top of front cover, soft creases at bottom corner of front cover, minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Key Porter Kids 2003 155263244X / 9781552632444 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Dusan Petricic. 
Unpaginated (approx. 29 pages), 9 1/2" H. Errata slip laid in at front with explanation of errors and peel-off words to be inserted into the text (all present). Colour illustrations. "(B)est-selling author Margaret Atwood offers a delightfully ridiculous (alliterative) tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions. Rude Ramsay has reached the end of his rope! Sick of dining on rock-hard rice, rubbery ribs, wrinkled ravioli, and raw rhinoceros, Ramsay and Ralph the red-nosed rat resolve to leave their rectangular residence (and Ramsay's revolting relatives) on a quest for a refreshing repast." Dust jacket has slight yellowing to top edge, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
3 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
William Kimber, London, 1960, second edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that th e credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Mi n i s t e r had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years o f ne gl ec t a nd traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professiona l c on ser vat ism . H e shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try t o sa ve the Midd le E as t a nd its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the ' Torch ' l andi ngs i n Fre nch Nor th Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first tim e. Th e au thor discus ses th e pl ans f or Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not o wing to rain , but to the hesita nt, ' broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor w rinkli ng at top/bott om of sp ine, o ne pag e with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-fold s, two ed ge tear s with creases - old tap e repai r, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
London John Murray 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Decorations, furniture, pictures, china, linen, the kitchen, food, drink, entertaining, washing, sanitation, heating, lighting, servants, illness, remedies, handicrafts, money, taxation and household superstitions and customs - all, so to speak, bring grist to the author's mill and the result is a graphic and convincing presentment of life in the period. The 'good old days' may have been enjoyable for those with plenty of money and good health, for the sick and poor much of life must have been horrible, the squalor behind the grandeur, the dirt underneath the cloth of gold - but how gracious and artistic the great houses were." Light stain on page leaf 111/112, five faint line marks on fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear, several small and tiny edge chips, several cup ring stains/impressions on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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
SHIP OF FORCE., Evans, Alan.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim.
6 Evans, Alan. Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim. SHIP OF FORCE.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979, first edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340234334 " 'Schwerttrager!' It is the summer of 1917, Britain is losing the war against the U-boats and Commander David Cochrane Smith listens to the delirious mumbling of a dying U-baot c ommander: 'Swordbearer'. Smith believes it is the code name for an operation, a threat to Britain, but nobody will listen to him. The threat haunts him. He meets a wild, beautiful, tragic girl and she solves a tiny part of the mystery, en o u g h t o set a clock ticking, counting down. Smith has come home with a bloody victory to his credit but he is still under suspicion of being reckless, a wild man, at best just lucky. He believes the answer to the U-boat lies in convoys but h e is g iv e n a f lotilla 'to take offensive action against U-boats and bases'. The flotilla turns out to be one ancient destroyer, a turtle-back 'thirty-knotter' known as 'Bloody Mary'. It is backed up by a 'ship of force', but that is no more t ha n a mo nit or , ne ar -new and with fifteen-inch guns. Her engines are defective, she is slow and spends more time in the dockyard than at sea. The flotilla is a sick joke; the two ships are the lepers of the Dover Patrol. With them Smith has to take on shor e b at ter ies and bigger, faster enemy destroyers. He has to fight the hostility of his commanding officer and is plunged into the world of espionage behind the enemy lines. Through it all the mystery behind 'Schwerttrager' lure s h im on unt il he sta kes his car eer and his life in a desperate attempt to solve it." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
New York Blue Ribbon 1931 5th Printing Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket. Chapter headings: The Caveman and the Modern - Our Dual Nature; The Caveman's Background - Our Primitive Personality; The Caveman's Veneer - Our Cultural Personality; The Caveman Unmasked - Reveling in Dreams; The Caveman's Diversions; The Caveman's Tricks; The Caveman's Passion; The Caveman Fretting; The Caveman Sick; The Caveman's Religious Heritage; The Caveman Rebels; The Caveman's Halted Development; The Caveman Breaks Loose; The Caveman Disowned; The Caveman and the Genius; The Caveman Split Off; The Caveman Partly Dissociated; The Caveman Conciliated. Light browning to pages and endpapers, darkening to top edge of text block, very light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, dampness marks on half of the rear board and also a small light stain. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE WRETCHED OF CANADA:  LETTERS TO R.B. BENNETT 1930-1935., Grayson, L.M. And Bliss, Michael, editors.
8 Grayson, L.M. And Bliss, Michael, editors. THE WRETCHED OF CANADA: LETTERS TO R.B. BENNETT 1930-1935.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1971 0802018254 / 9780802018250 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, 8 3/4" H. "These are the voices of the people who suffered most in the Great Depression of the 1930s - the prairie farmers, the unemployed workers, the old, the sick, and the very young. They lived in shacks, patched their clothes, and went to bed hungry. Their lives were bleak and still. Even the ordinary escape-hatches of the radio, the newspaper, and liquor were closed for many of them. Theirs was life at the bottom, a single-minded struggle for survival, monontonous and dreary. The editors have carefully culled 168 of the most interesting letters of the many thousands Prime Minister Bennett received during his term of office. The collection is unique in that it allows the poor to speak for themselves, bypassing the middle-class spokesmen - union leaders, social workers, radical politicians - who too often sketched the poor in their own image. These letters strip away the tawdry glamour and stupid nostalgia that somehow clouds the 1930s retrospect. They reveal how bad the thirties were for some people in Canada: worse perhaps than most of the history texts and even the survivors remember. In a vivid and very personal way this collection gives both those who lived throught the depression and those who know only the prosperity of the last few decades an inisght into the human casualties of economic upheaval." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling/rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny edge chips/tears, very slight darkening to spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
9 Issenman, Robert M., ed. Inscribed. (Margaret M. Adams, Maureen Andrew, Nancy Butt, Robert Evans, Joseph Jacobs, Dorothy Jessop, Patricia M. MacKay, Angus B. Macmillan, Charles H. Malcolmson, Hugh M. O'Brodovich, K.R. Mohan Pai, Jocelyn Paine, et AMBULATORY CARE OF THE SICK CHILD.
Hamilton, Ontario McMaster University Press 1985 0920603025 / 9780920603024 Soft Cover Very Good 
136 pp, (8 3/4" H). INSCRIBED BY DR. ISSENMAN ON INSIDE OF FRONT COVER. Contents: The Care of Children with Chronic Diseases; Hickman Catheters in Outpatient Management of Malignant Disorders; Nebulizers, Spirometers, and Customized Medical Regimes with Asthma; Home Care of Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis; Lesson From Hemophilia; The Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Child; Monitor Usage in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; Home Enteral Feeding; The Emotional Impact of Chronic Disease; Research in Pediatric Home Care; Neighborhood and Community Support; The Role of the Pediatrician in Home Care; Structuring the Home Environment for Success; The Perverse Economics of Alternatives to Inpatient Care. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small bump at top of front hinge - migrates into first few pages, minor rubbing, very small ink mark on spine, tiny faint mark on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Collins, London, 1948, first edition. 
50 pp, 8 15/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 4 colour plates, 26 b&w illustrations. "The tale begins in the Middle Ages, when the sick were cared for by the religious orders. Later on, the eighteenth century saw a great movement for providing vo luntary hospitals throughout the country. Then came chloroform, antiseptics and the reforms of Florence Nightingale; and with the twentieth century new achievements, and a bold new plan to weld the different hospitals into a comprehensive s y s t e m . . . .(Mr. Ives') book fills a gap in our social history. It shows clearly that, whatever the changes in administration, the quality of the work done in the hospitals will still depend on the skill and devotion of individuals, as it h a s al wa ys d on e in t he past." Previous owner's name/place/date on free front endpaper, small split in paper of rear inside hinge, very light browning to edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, minor browning on boards, minor rubbing . D ust ja cke t l igh t edg e w ear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds - light edge browning elsewhere, a few tiny chips, two 1" closed tears. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9.  1. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA / 2. THE CYLON DEATH MACHINE / 3. THE TOMBS OF KOBOL / 4. THE YOUNG WARRIORS / 5. GALACTICA DISCOVERS EARTH / 6. THE LIVING LEGEND / 9. EXPERIMENT IN TERRA.  7 VOLUMES., Larson, Glen A.; Thurston, Robert; Resnick, Michael; Yermakov, Nicholas and Goulart, Ron.
11 Larson, Glen A.; Thurston, Robert; Resnick, Michael; Yermakov, Nicholas and Goulart, Ron. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9. 1. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA / 2. THE CYLON DEATH MACHINE / 3. THE TOMBS OF KOBOL / 4. THE YOUNG WARRIORS / 5. GALACTICA DISCOVERS EARTH / 6. THE LIVING LEGEND / 9. EXPERIMENT IN TERRA. 7 VOLUMES.
Toronto / New York Totem / Berkley Mass Market Paperbacks Good+ 
The first six volumes of the Battlestar Galactica series, plus volume 9. 6 7/8" H. 1. Battlestar Galactica - 244 pp, ISBN 0002220253, Totem, Toronto, 1978. "A vast and ancient Starship probes the universe for the legendary lost planet Earth - the heroic remnants of humankind battle the alien Cylon for control of the known galaxy." 2. The Cylon Death Machine - 250 pp, ISBN 0002220296, Totem, Toronto, 1979. "Starbuck and Apollo battle a planet of lost clones, mind-slaves of the Cylon warrior Vulpa, who are aiming the ultimate weapon at the embattled starfleet of humankind!" 3. The Tombs of Kobol - 215 pp, ISBN 0002220334, Totem, Toronto, 1979. "As the vast and gallant Galactica plunges into the terrifying emptiness of the Great Void, one crew-member has been left behind. Starbuck! Sent on a dangerous scouting mission, he has been lured into a trap by a renegade human-robot team who have an even more dangerous mission for him - betray humankind to the Cylon invaders!" 4. The Young Warriors - 185 pp, ISBN 0425049973, Berkley, New York, 1980, second printing. "Marooned Starbuck didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Sure, he was sick of war - but he also didn't want to spend the rest of his life stranded on this hunk of rock where he had crashed. Then he met Miri, riding like the wind on her thinking unicorn, and agreed to lead her band of guerrilla kids in their war against the Cylon killer robots." 5. Galactica Discovers Earth - 187 pp, ISBN 0425061256, Berkley, New York, 1982, third printing. "Galactica is trapped! A Cylon warfleet is lurking just a lightjump away. And Earth - hopelessly primitive! - was completely unaware that the renegade Xaviar was rearrnaging history to make the planet into his private empire. Only Captain Troy and Lieutenant Dillon knew just how dangerous Earth's predicament was." 6. The Living Legend - 180 pp, ISBN 0425052494, Berkley, New York, 1982, first printing. "A great warrior has returned to lead Galactica against its biggest challenge yet! Commander Cain, living legend of the cosmos, is marshalling his forces for a desperate counterattack against the Cylon marauders led by the ruthless Baltar. Yet, the young warriors of the besieged battlestar wonder: is the mythical 'Juggernaut' really a military genius - or just an eccentric despot made crazy by the wounds of time?" 9. Experiment in Terra - 151 pp, ISBN 0425064182, Berkley, New York, 1984, first printing. "When the ruling council of the Galactica strips Adama of his powers of supreme command, the mighty ship is thrown into chaos. As if being caught in the middle of an all-out space war wasn't enough, Baltar has escaped and is streaking across the galaxy to his Cylon allies!" Interiors - four volumes with light to moderate browning to inside of covers, all volumes have very light to light toning to pages; volume 2 has large bookstore stamp on inside of front cover; volume 5 has two bookstore stamps on first page, tiny stain at fore-edge of frst eight pages and a small date notation on inside of rear cover; volume 6 has two bookstore stamps on first page. Exteriors - browning to most edges of text blocks (except volume 3 which has a faded blue coloring), most spines have a slight lean, light edge wear, crease on spine of volume 2, faint creases on spines of volumes 5 and 6, very light rubbing to some covers, light wrinkling to front cover of volume 2, two small sticker removal marks on front cover of volume 6. 
Price: 35.00 USD
AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND., Macdonald, George.
12 Macdonald, George. AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1909 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Maria L. Kirk. 
352 pp, 8 1/8" H. Red cloth with black lettering on spine, gilt lettering and black illustration on front board, top edge brown. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) - collated. B&w head- and tail-pieces. Orange & white pictorial endpapers. The North Wind is not pleased when a little boy, Diamond, tries to block the holes that let her into his hayloft bedroom - so they come to an agreement that sees her take him on adventures during the night. An allegorical tale of good & evil, poverty, ethics, life & death. Very small gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, very light toning in margins of pages, very small crease at top edge of page leaf 119/120, light fading to spine colour, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spne, light browning on edges of text block - darker on top, scattered very light insect damage to edges of text block, two minor corner bumps, light loss of colour at fore-edge of rear board, two small liquid stains on front board, light soiling on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
CAW-CAW BALLADS., MacDonald, Wilson.
13 MacDonald, Wilson. CAW-CAW BALLADS.
Don Mills, Ontario T.H. Best 1963 9th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Guy Rutter. Inscribed By Author
47 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Non-personalized inscription by author on half title page: "Yours in good caws. Wilson MacDonald". B&w illustrations. Human foibles are satirized in these poems featuring crows. Contents: The Political Crow; The White Crow; The Black Crow; The Society Crow; The Critic Crow; The Exclusive Crow; The Service Club Crow; The Golfing Crow; The Titled Crow; The Poor Sick Crows; The Artist Crow; The Barrister Crow; The Fundamentalist Crow; The Henpecked Crow; The Pepless Crow. Tiny chip at edge of rear pastedown, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has fading to spine and flap-fold color, light wrinkling at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
G. Morrish, London, n.d. / Bible Truth Publishers, Oak Park Ill. 
Each story is individually paged (16 pp each), 24mo (5 9/16" H), hard cover (blue cloth with black lettering/borders, pictorial pastedown) - no dust jacket. 3 b&w illustrations. A reproduction of three Victorian religious tracts for children on fa ith and salvation. Previous owner's small label on free front endpaper, samll fore-edge tear on page 3/4 of second story, two very small foxing marks in gutter of pages 8/9 of second story, light browning to edges of textblock, tiny bump a t t o p o f spine, slight fading at bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
Cassell, London, 1989, first edition. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0304322431 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) celebration and investigation of the resourcefulness and cunning of the British soldier over the last three hundred years, in the face of hardship, brutality, boredom and battle. Here is the authentic story of life in the ranks, told with vigour, wit and scholarship. Drawing on a wide range of source material, the distinguished social historian Victor Neuburg provides a comprehen sive and fascinating view of service life, from the viewpoint of those Wellington termed 'the scum of the earth'. The author traces the soldier's career through the years from recruitment to pension, with detailed accounts of barrack life, t h e r e l a tionship between camp followers and soldiers, and the strains and privations of active service." Tiny bump at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge/spine and at top of rear panel - minor wrinkl in g e ls ew he re , very light rubbing, several light line indentations on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
THE BEAST OF BOLSOVER.  MAID MARIAN AND HER MERRY MEN SERIES., Robinson, Tony.  Illustrated by Paul Cemmick.
16 Robinson, Tony. Illustrated by Paul Cemmick. THE BEAST OF BOLSOVER. MAID MARIAN AND HER MERRY MEN SERIES.
BBC Books, (London, 1990), Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, 11 3/4" H, soft cover. Full-color cartoons throughout. "After hours of painstaking research, the true story of what happened in Sherwood Forest has been uncovered: Maid Marian did all the work and Robin Hood took all the credit. Robin was actually a terrific coward. It was Marian, a born leader ever since she was her school's rounders captain, who managed to assemble a complete bunch of idiots to fight the evil ways of King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. When the Beast of Bolsover, the foulest, most disgusting, bad-breathed squirrel strangler in the entire West Midlands, takes over Sherwood Forest, Maid Marian and her Merry Men are determined not to be evicted. But can even Marian outwit the cold-blooded maniacal Professor Nasty of the University of Disgusting Things that Make you Sick? Maybe she can, with the Sheriff of Nottingham's help. You don't believe me, do you? Well, read it and find out!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
17 Ryan, Riley. THE DAKOTA DEAL. LION BOOKS 187.
Lion Books, New York, 1954 (A Lion Original). 
128 pp, mass market paperback. "They rode by night, surrounded his place, poked their gleaming rifles at him. They tied him to a fencepost. And then, the torchlight throwing long twisting shadows over the land, he watched them take Beth, throw he r to the ground, and - And rape her. There wasn't much that Johnny Burr remembered after that. Not that it mattered. There wasn't much to remember. Just one man's face. A man named Zack. He would find Zack, trail him a thousand mile s i f h e h ad to, but find him. And when he did - And when he did, he'd beat the man to death.... But when he did find Zack, Zack was a smiling man who walked easy and carried two guns. And Zack had a hundred men behind him. But worst of a ll , h is na me wa sn't Zack - and Johnny wasn't sure. He wasn't sure this man he had come so far to kill was the right man. And so he waited, the vengeance gorging him, turning him sick with rage. And while he waited, Zack coolly plotted John ny' s dea th. " I nte r ior - light to moderate browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - edges of textblock browned, book is cocked, very light edge wear - more on spine edges, slight fading to color on sp ine/ rear h inge . G oo d 
Price: 8.00 USD
THE FRIENDLY FORCE., Spettigue, Douglas.
18 Spettigue, Douglas. THE FRIENDLY FORCE.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, n.d. 
134 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "...tells the story of one of the world's most famous police forces - the Royal Canadian Mounted Police...The opening chapters tell how, under the name Northwest Mounted Police, the Force was formed in 1873, and describes its stirring exploits in the early days of the West. Mr. Spettigue then takes us to the school at Rockcliffe, where recruits...undergo the rigorous training that will fit them for the strenuous duties to come...We are taken on a tour of the fabulous Identification Branch in Ottawa...We visit laboratories where scrapings of blood, samples of hair, or tiny bits of cloth are examined microscopically to provide evidence that may convict or free a suspec t; where bullets are inspected under the comparison microscope to determine whether they were fired from the same gun; where experts can tell what typewriter was used to produce an incriminating letter...we visit the Mounties on their lonely patrols of the Canadian North - taking a sick Indian to hospital, bringing news and the warmth of human companionship to isolated trappers, or tracking down a criminal across miles of wilderness. Two chapters on the Marine Division tell thrilling tales of the pursuit and capture of smugglers, and of the rescue of ships in distress...The final chapter, 'On Being a Mountie', sums up what it is to be a member of the Force, and contains the inspiring story of the work that the Mounties have voluntarily undertaken in befriending underprivileged youths and helping to combat juvenile delinquency." Very small crease at top corner of approx. pages 20 to 65, small light soiling marki in margin of page 54, scattered tiny foxing marks on top of textbloc k. Dust jacket has large chips, tears - some archivally taped, creases, moderate rubbing on rear panel, now in mylar sleeve. VG/Poor 
Price: 12.50 USD
AUGUST 1914., Tuchman, Barbara W.
19 Tuchman, Barbara W. AUGUST 1914.
Constable, London, 1962, first edition. 
499 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps. "It is not too much to say that the first thirty days of battle determined the future course of the First World War, the terms of the peace and the shape of the nations of our time. The bloody catalogue of the battles of August 1914 contains the almost legendary names of Liege, Mons, the Battle of the Frontiers, Charleroi, and Tannenberg, where generals' reputations were made or broken, and opportunities grasped or missed. Here is the indomitable Joffre rebuilding his shattered armies, Samsonov committing suicide after the annihilation of his army at Tannenberg (a staggering defeat that, perhaps, gave victory to Russia's allies), von Kluck stubbornly committed to his fatal mistake with Paris within his grasp, and Admiral Souchon in the 'Goeben' setting his desperate and fateful course for Constantinople. Here is Sir John French steadfastly refusing to work with his French ally, the brilliant Lanrezac 'limoge', perhaps, for being right too often, the sick Gallieni resolutely preparing the defence of Paris; and Winston Churchill, 'the only British minister to have a perfectly clear conviction of what Britain should do', acting upon his conviction without hesitation. The story begins with a brilliant and majestic set piece describing the funeral of Edward VII, which was attended by all the royalty, nobility and aristocracy of Europe, and marked the end of a splendid era. The reader is then swept into the magnificent narrative: firstly of the plans of the German, French, British and Russian General Staffs, all prepared some ten years before the war, none allowing for the contingencies of others; then of the tense and dramatic hours and minutes in Berlin, Paris, London and St. Petersburg that led to the outbreak of war; and finally of the invasion of Belgium, the advance through France according to plan, and the huge clash on the Eastern front. The narrative ends on the eve of the Battle of the Marne which just saved the war from being won by Germany. By that time the original plans of all the belligerents were in ruins." Book is slightly curved, minor edge wear, slight fading to colour on top of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, several small and tiny edge tears, light browning on spine and flap-folds/edges, light soiling. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
POX:  AN AMERICAN HISTORY., Willrich, Michael.
20 Willrich, Michael. POX: AN AMERICAN HISTORY.
New York Penguin Press 2011 1594202869 / 9781594202865 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
422 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "At the turn of the last century, a powerful smallpox epidemic swept the United States from coast to coast. The age-old disease spread swiftly through an increasingly interconnected American landscape: from southern tobacco plantations to the dense immigrant neighborhoods of northern cities to far-flung villages on the edges of the nascent American empire. (This book) offers a gripping chronicle of how the nation's continent-wide fight against smallpox launched one of the most important civil liberties struggles of the twentieth-century. At the dawn of the activist progressive era, and during a moment of great optimism about modern medicine, the government responded to the deadly epidemic by calling for universal compulsory vaccination. To enforce the law, public health authorities relied on quarantines, pesthouses, and 'virus squads' - corps of doctors and club-wielding police. Though these measures eventually contained the disease, they also sparked a wave of popular resistance among Americans who perceived them as a threat to their health and to their rights. At the time, antivaccinationists were often dismissed as misguided cranks, but Willrich argues that they belonged to a wider legacy of American dissent that attended the rise of an increasingly powerful movement. While a well-organized antivaccination movement sprang up during these years, many American resisted in subtler ways - by concealing sick family members or forging immunization certificates. 'Pox' introduces us to memorable characters on both sides of the debate, from Henning Jacobson, a Swedish Lutheran minister whose battle against vaccination went all the way to the Supreme Court, to C.P. Wertenbaker, a federal surgeon who saw himself as a medical missionary combating a deadly - and preventable - disease. As Willrich suggests, many of the questions first raised by the turn-of-the-century antivaccination movement are still with us: How far should the government go to protect us from peril? What happens when the interest of public health collide with religious beliefs and personal conscience?" Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
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