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THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 24, 1837:  AN INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS OCCURRING 150 YEARS AGO - PREPARED AS A TALK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOV. 24th, 1987.  WITH COMMENTS ON THEIR EFFECT IN REBELLION IN DEC., 1837, Adamson, Anthony Cawthra.
1 Adamson, Anthony Cawthra. THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 24, 1837: AN INTERPRETATION OF EVENTS OCCURRING 150 YEARS AGO - PREPARED AS A TALK AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON NOV. 24th, 1987. WITH COMMENTS ON THEIR EFFECT IN REBELLION IN DEC., 1837
Toronto Town of York Historical Society 1987 No. 80 of a limited edt'n of 250 Copies Very Good No Jacket 
20 pp, 11" H, card covers with cerlox binding. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small sticker ghost mark on front cover, very minor soiling on rear cover, minor corner wear, two very small corner creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A CITY IN THE MAKING.  PROGRESS, PEOPLE & PERILS IN VICTORIAN TORONTO., Armstrong, Frederick H.
2 Armstrong, Frederick H. A CITY IN THE MAKING. PROGRESS, PEOPLE & PERILS IN VICTORIAN TORONTO.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1988. 
358 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550020269 B&w illustrations and map endpapers. Contents: The New City in 1834: The Physical Layout; A Rising Metropolis; Developing Communications: The First Railway Venture; The Most Controversial Torontonian: William Lyon Mackenzie; The Scottish Immigrant, The Family Compact, and Vertical Mobility: The Rise of the Carfrae Family; Evolving Multiculturalism: The Toronto's Black Community in the Late 1840's; Capt. Hugh Richardson and Toronto's Lake Communications; An Ambulatory Architect: William Hay; The Unwitting Philanthropist: The Curious Case of Andrew Mercer; The First Great Fire, 1849; The Rebuilding After the First Great Fire; The Second Great Fire, 1904. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY., Arthur, Eric.  Revised by Stephen A. Otto.
3 Arthur, Eric. Revised by Stephen A. Otto. TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056687 / 9780802056689 Third Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
315 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps, floor plans, reproductions. "First published in 1963, (this book) sparked the preservation movement of the 1960s and 1970s and became its bible. Now a new edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition. Among these are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Toronto, recently unearthed in a British library, and the architect's drawings for King's College, commissioned in 1829." Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Village and the Ancient Trails; 'As it was in the beginning'; A Late-Flowering Georgian; Prosperity and Eclecticism; Romanesque and Cast Iron; Epilogue; Notes; Appendixes: The Architectural Profession in the Nineteenth Century / Builders and Contractors / The Origins of Street Names in Toronto; Bibliography; Index; Picture Credits. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY., Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley.
4 Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley. THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY.
St James' Cathedral / Toronto University Press, Toronto, 1998. 
326 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802047149 B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings, plans, elevations. "St James' Cathedral can justly be called the Mother Church of the city of Toronto as well as of the Anglican diocese centred there. Its congregation perpetuates one that began worshipping in Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's tent at the very founding of the town of York in 1793. Its grounds were set aside for a place of worship in 1797, and the wooden church tha t o p ened there ten years later was the first to be built in the town. Four successive Anglican churches have stood on this site, which is now in the heart of downtown Toronto. This history, commissioned as part of St James' 200th-anniversary ce le b ra ti ons in 1996-7, represents a collaboration by seven respected amateur and professional historians. It is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred pictures from the cathedral's own archives and the holdings of other institutions, as well as e igh t p ages of specially commissioned colour plates. Alongside a general history of the church as both parish and cathedral and its ministry to the community through two centuries, there are chapters specially treating the architecture of t he s ucc essi ve b uildings and the development of St James' renowned music and liturgy. This book will appeal not only to students of religious, cultural, and architectural history but to all who take an interest in Toronto's heritage, and Canada' s." F our page leaves with tiny crease at top corner. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Goo d+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MOSQUITO AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Max Aitken.
5 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Max Aitken. MOSQUITO AT WAR.
Ian Allan, London, 1989, reprint. 
144 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711004749 "From the outset the Mosquito was a daring concept. That an unarmed bomber, constructed almost wholly of wood and relying on pure speed, could evade the immensely powerful air defences of Nazi Germany by night, let alone by day, was completely against contemporary Air Force thinking and war experience. The result was an aircraft which became the most successful fighter and bomber of World War II. Extreme versatility led to i t s use in a wide range of operational roles - day and night bomber, night fighter, intruder, Pathfinder, shipbuster, bomber support, reconnaissance and a dozen others. Mosquitos served too in practically every theatre of war from Britain to Bur ma . I n this book the author has recaptured the unique appeal of the Mosquito to the fighting airmen of World War II and the high spirits and elan that distinguished Mosquito Squadrons everywhere. First-hand accounts of operations by the men who fl ew th e aircraft are illuminated by a remarkable collection of over 200 photographs. They depict the Mosquito in all its various guises and roles. They show, too, the patient, painstaking and frequently hazardous work of the ground crews who, for th eir pa rt, also shared in the Mosquito spirit." Book is cocked, very small tear (archivally taped) with crease at top of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wear/light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and fla p-fol ds, ligh t r ubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.
6 Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by. THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO.
Toronto Champlain Society for Government of Canada/University of Toronto Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "(T)ells the history of the town of York (Toronto) from the arrival of John Graves Simcoe in 1793 through the War of 1812 until news of the peace reached its citizens in the spring of 1815. The selection of contemporary documents attempts to show why York was chosen for a settlement in the first place, the kind of community that developed, and the effect of the War on that community. Apart from the normal problems connected with the establishment of any settlement, the officials of the town of York were faced with the necessity of creating a worthy capital city for Upper Canada at a time when Kingston, because of its pre-eminence as the military and naval centre of the province and its commercial prosperity, overhadowed all other settlements. The book also illustrates the gradual integration into a corporate body of many diverse elements - senior government officials, discharged soldiers, tradesmen, labourers - so that by 1815 the characteristics of modern Toronto were beginning to be evident in York. This collection of documents and the editor's very full Introduction will provide the student of local history with much primary material and the general reader with an interesting account of the early years of the modern metropolis of Toronto. Minor wear at corners, 50% of text block edges are lightly browned. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one or two tiny edge chips and tears, light edge creases at top of rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.
7 Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by. THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO.
Toronto Champlain Society for Government of Canada/University of Toronto Press 1966 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
381 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations (1 colour), fold-out map. "The period covered by this book is one of the most important in the history of Toronto. It begins in February, 1815, when news of the end of the War of 1812 reached York, and ends on March 6, 1834, when Toronto became the first incorporated city in Ontario. During this time it had changed from a small, undistinguished village, whose main reason for being was that it was the capital of Upper Canada, to a booming city. Immigration increased the population fourteen-fold, and gave to Toronto the strongly British attitudes it was to maintain for more than a century. Individuals acting alone could no longer accomplish what was needed by the burgeoning community, and the citizens of York combined to provide a more or less efficient system for coping with their problems. Towards the end of the period political animus and the outbreak of cholera complicated its smooth functioning, but nevertheless the prototypes of many of Toronto's present institutions were established at this time." Two faint 1" surface paper scratches/scuffs at top corner of pages xlii & xliii. Dust jacket has very rubbing, very light edge wear at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
8 Gossage, Carolyn. A QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE: CANADA'S INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS.
Toronto Peter Martin 1977 088778156X / 9780887781568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
301 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)he first comprehensive examination of the independent schools and their role in Canadian society. Based on extensive research in neglected historical records and on hundreds of interviews from coast to coast, it documents the evolution of fifty schools across the country, sketches some of the famous (and infamous) headmasters and mistresses, and reveals the often unconventional beginnings of these Establishment establishments. No dry academic history, (it) concentrates on the people and the colour behind the grey walls: the milkman who became a headmaster by soliciting students on his rounds; the seven Anglican sisters who financed their school by selling used clothing; the school that acquired its property, an opulent nineteenth-century mansion, at a cut-rate price from a bankrupt social climber. (This) is a delight for everyone interested in Canadian education and social history." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of spine, two tiny scuffs at top of spine, a few tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875., Johnson, Leo A.
9 Johnson, Leo A. HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875.
Whitby, Ontario Corporation of the County of Ontario 1973 0969099606 / 9780969099604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
386 pp, 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, tables. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Native Peoples; Preparing for Settlement: Treaties and Surveys; Land Grants and Early Settlement, 1790-1820; Pioneer Society, 1790-1820; Immigration and Settlement, 1820-40; The Developing Agarian Society, 1820-40; Social Crisis: Conflict and Rebellion, 1820-40; Mercantile Development: Villages and Roads, 1840-51; Conflicting Vision: Education and Religion, 1840-51; The Creation of Ontario County; Farmer and Master Craftsman, 1851-71; Progress: The Idea and Its Proponents; Responses to Urbanization: Welfare and Education; The Building of the Railways; Social Crisis: Organization for Reform, 1871-75. Small bump at top of both hinges, tiny bump on bottom edge of both boards, small area of light soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, heavy creasing and moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, two small tears at top of spine - archivally taped, old tape on inside of bottom of spine, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
10 Jones, Donald. FIFTY TALES OF TORONTO.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1992 080202761X / 9780802027610 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gold lettering on spine/front board. B&w photographs, reproductions. "In these pages you will meet some of the intriguing people of Toronto's past - remarkable citizens and celebrated visitors. Among them: the pilot who loaded Canada' s first airmail flight with smuggled whisky; the world's first woman war correspondent; the man who helped Sigmund Freud escape from the Gestapo; the black doctor who became a hero of the Civil War; the divine Sarah Bernhardt's 'scandalous' performance; the future bishop who was a literary forger; the secret reason for the visit of Charles Dickens; the nursing student who changed her name to Elizabeth Arden and made a fortune; the 5000 heroes of the First World War who lie buried in Prospect Cemetery." Very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Waviness to top & bottom edges of text block, tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears - archivally taped, light fading to spine color and a little less on flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
12 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears archivally taped; light fading to spine, flap-folds, top of flaps and top of front panel; a few small rub marks, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPLENDID HERITAGE:  HISTORICAL BUILDINGS OF ONTARIO., Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma.  Introduction by Beth Hanna.  Foreword By W. John McIntyre.
13 Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma. Introduction by Beth Hanna. Foreword By W. John McIntyre. SPLENDID HERITAGE: HISTORICAL BUILDINGS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1992 0921341504 / 9780921341505 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
144 pp, square (10 3/8" x 10 3/8"). Colour photographs. "(A) celebration of Ontario's heritage. Its many pictures provide a panoramic view of the province's architecture from the late 18th century to the Victorian era. Its text combines architectural description with the story of some of the people who built and used these buildings, including (no doubt) some local folkore along the way. In other words, it is not a book for scholars; but rather, a book intended for all people who love old buildings and a book which may help to inspire interest among those who may never have stopped to look at an old building before." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT GOURLAY, GADFLY.  THE BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT (FLEMING) GOURLAY, 1778-1863, FORERUNNER OF THE REBELLION OF UPPER CANADA, 1837., Milani, Lois Darroch.
14 Milani, Lois Darroch. ROBERT GOURLAY, GADFLY. THE BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT (FLEMING) GOURLAY, 1778-1863, FORERUNNER OF THE REBELLION OF UPPER CANADA, 1837.
Thornhill, Ontario Ampersand 1971 0969044208 / 9780969044208 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Signed by Author
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w plates. Signed by author on title page. The date, 1971, is supplied in ink on copyright page. "Robert Gourlay has been adulated and scorned in three countries. He was involved in the tumult of the movement for political and social reform in Scotland and England (that has often been overshadowed by the French Revolution and war with Napoleon) and in the political protest in Upper Canada between the war of 1812 and the rebellion of 1837." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine, one small tear - several pieces of old tape on inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Moir, John S., editor. Introduction by John Webster Grant. THE CROSS IN CANADA: VIGNETTES OF THE CHURCHES ACROSS FOUR CENTURIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
247 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This anthology of vignettes illustrating the part played by all branches of the Christian church in Canadian development offers glimpses into church life - from Jacques Cartier's planting the cross in the Gaspe to the remarkable Christian pavilion at Expo '67. Here are such different personalities as Jeanne Mance, founder of Canada's first hospital; Brother Andre, the modern miracle worker of Montreal and Norman MacLeod, the hero-tyrant of his own congregation in Cape Breton. Here, too, are brief pictures of the churches' many-sided service to Canada - a Presbyterian long communion, a Methodist camp meeting, the horrible deaths of Jesuit missionaries and the gallantry of a padre on the beach at Dieppe. We meet men and women whose names are known to every Canadian, and others whose lives of service were passed in obscurity. Drama, sorrow, humour and inspiration are found in this tribute to the cross in Canada." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light browning at top/bottom edges - also on spine and flap-folds; one small edge tear (taped); some tape on top/bottom inside edges, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MUCK AND MAGIC: STORIES FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE.  (BLACK AND WHITE; BELLA'S DEN; SCARED; WHERE IS THE KEY TO UNIVERSE?;  RATS OF MEADOWSWEET FARM; MR HASBINI'S GARDEN; SECRET STONES; HECTOR'S GREAT ESCAPE; DEREK DUNGBEETLE & LOST LOVER; EVERYTHING MUST, Morpurgo, Michael, ed.  (Rachel Anderson, Berlie Doherty, Anthony Horowitz, Ted Hughes, Dick King-Smith, Elizabeth Laird, Joanna Lumley, Bel Mooney, Alick Rowe, Ian Strachan, Sean Rafferty.)  Introduction by H.R.H. The Princess Royal.
16 Morpurgo, Michael, ed. (Rachel Anderson, Berlie Doherty, Anthony Horowitz, Ted Hughes, Dick King-Smith, Elizabeth Laird, Joanna Lumley, Bel Mooney, Alick Rowe, Ian Strachan, Sean Rafferty.) Introduction by H.R.H. The Princess Royal. MUCK AND MAGIC: STORIES FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE. (BLACK AND WHITE; BELLA'S DEN; SCARED; WHERE IS THE KEY TO UNIVERSE?; RATS OF MEADOWSWEET FARM; MR HASBINI'S GARDEN; SECRET STONES; HECTOR'S GREAT ESCAPE; DEREK DUNGBEETLE & LOST LOVER; EVERYTHING MUST
London Heinemann 1995 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), in dust jacket (with Quentin Blake illustration). B&w illustrations. "Written in support of 'Farms for City Children', the charity established by Clare and Michael Morpurgo, this unique and special anthology has contributions from some of the very best children's writers of today. With illustrations by: Christian Birmingham, Quentin Blake, Aafke Brouwer, Anthony Browne, Martin Chatterton, Michael Foreman; Elizabeth Frink, Jonathan Heale, Anthony Kerins, John Lawrence, Tony Ross and John Vernon Lord. (T)his wonderful and original collection of newly-commissioned stories, each with a specially commissioned illustration, celebrates the countryside and its inspiration to children." Very small bump at bottom corner of boards, previous owner's names on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
INTIMATE VOICES FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Palmer, Svetlana and Wallis, Sarah, editors.  Foreword by Professor Hew Strachan.
17 Palmer, Svetlana and Wallis, Sarah, editors. Foreword by Professor Hew Strachan. INTIMATE VOICES FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Perennial / HarperCollins, New York, 2004. 
381 pp, 8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0060584203 B&w photographs, maps. "(F)ills in the gaps in the history of the world's first global confrontation with excerpts from recently uncovered letters and diaries of those on the front lines and their friends at home. In their reflections on the vastness of the enterprise of war, these combatants, victims, and eyewitnesses re-create the scope of the conflict with immediacy and tenderness. Written with the frankness and intimacy of words not intende d f or public eyes - full of private passions, prejudices, humor, and vivid insights - these communiques speak to us directly from within the war itself and from all sides of the conflict. These marvelous historical narratives not only immerse rea de r s in an ongoing dialogue about the meaning of human conflict but also serve as reminders of the individual perspectives and beliefs that sometimes get overlooked during times of global strife." Interior - place, date and signature in ink on fi rst p ag e; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, small area of surface paper loss at bottom of rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
VICTORIAN COBOURG:  A NINETEENTH CENTURY PROFILE., Petryshyn, J., Editor-In-chief.  Associate Editors: D.M. Calnan, T.W. Crossen, L. Dzubak.  (Peter John Stokes, P. Baskerville, Madelein Muntz, P. Satterly, Edwin C. Guillet, T. Ritchie, Dennis Carter-Edwards, J.D. Purdy, J.E. Hodgetts.)
18 Petryshyn, J., Editor-In-chief. Associate Editors: D.M. Calnan, T.W. Crossen, L. Dzubak. (Peter John Stokes, P. Baskerville, Madelein Muntz, P. Satterly, Edwin C. Guillet, T. Ritchie, Dennis Carter-Edwards, J.D. Purdy, J.E. Hodgetts.) VICTORIAN COBOURG: A NINETEENTH CENTURY PROFILE.
Belleville, Ontario Mika Publishing 1976 0919303072 / 9780919303072 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
238 pp, 9 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Introduction: Nineteenth Century Cobourg: A Historical Profile; The Preservation of Victoria Hall; The Entrepreneur and the Metropolitan Impulse: James Grey Bethune and Cobourg 1825-1836; William Weller: Stage Coach Magnate; The Cobourg-Peterborough Railway: Destiny Denied; James Cockburn: Cobourg Politician; Sidney Smith: Postmaster-General 1858-1862; Henry Ruttan: Portrait of a Self-Made Man; Cobourg: A Nineteenth Century Response to the "Worthy Poor"; Postponed Progress: Cobourg Common Schools 1850-1871; John Strachan and the Diocesan Theological Institute at Cobourg 1842-1852; Where Victoria Evermore Shall Stand. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW.  THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916., Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors.  Foreword by Hew Strachan.  (Garvin).
19 Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors. Foreword by Hew Strachan. (Garvin). WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW. THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916.
London Frontline 2009 1848325452 / 9781848325456 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
280 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. "This fascinating collection of letters traces the exchanges between a young subaltern on the Western Front, Gerard 'Ged' Garvin, and his mother and father at home in London. Correspondence was eagerly awaited by all: Ged savoured letters home like 'Jim Hawkins trickling the doubloons through his fingers'. Equally, his mother and father were fearful that each letter they received would be the last. Few editions of First World War letters include those from home as well as those from the front. That Ged's father was J.L. Garvin - editor of the Observer newspaper and an important figure in pre-war politics - adds a further dimension to this compelling set of material. During the war J.L. Garvin was in almost daily contact with those at the head of political and military affairs (he dined with Churchill frequently) and hence his letters gave Ged an insider's view of the nerve centre. The letters are remarkable for their reflections on the war and its management - or in Garvin's view, its mismanagement - and for the descriptions and discussion of major figures of the day. His mother, Christina, meanwhile wrote of family and domestic affairs showing the impact of war on everyday life." The correspondence sadly came to an end when Ged was killed in action in July of 1916. Tiny scuff on front edge of spine, small shallow dent on rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, small shallow dent on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
20 Roy, James A. Foreword by W.A. Macintosh. KINGSTON, THE KING'S TOWN.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1952, Ist edition. 
364 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Pictorial/photographic endpapers, b&w plates. "From its origin as a French trading post and garrison through the turbulent years of Indian warfare, the anxieties of the American Revolution and the War of 1812, we follow the transformation of Kingston into a cathedral city, a uniiversity town, and into the modern commercial hub of today. The reader is guided through the times of cholera epidemics, public hangings, regimental dinners, sedate q u a d r i l l e s , c ure-all advertisements, political squabbles, through two world wars into a 'city of spires and domes...and public buildings of chaste Georgeian design'..." Previous owner's (prominent Canadian historian) name/info. in pencil on h al f- ti tl e pa ge , s ma ll stain to edge of front pastedown - otherwise clean and tight. Light edgewear to boards, shallow bump with tiny performation to cloth at bottom of front board, top/bottom of spine lightly wrinkled, light foxing to to p o f b ook . Dus t jac ket h as br owning to edges and spine, chip from top edge of front panel (no loss of text/illus.), small tears/chips. VG-/G 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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