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FUJIWARA TEIKA'S SUPERIOR POEMS OF OUR TIME.  A THIRTEENTH-CENTURY POETIC TREATISE AND SEQUENCE., (Fujiwara Teika).  Translated, with an introduction and notes by Robert H. Brower and Earl Miner.
1 (Fujiwara Teika). Translated, with an introduction and notes by Robert H. Brower and Earl Miner. FUJIWARA TEIKA'S SUPERIOR POEMS OF OUR TIME. A THIRTEENTH-CENTURY POETIC TREATISE AND SEQUENCE.
Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 1967, first edition. 
148 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Bilingual text (romanized Japanese and English) on facing pages, with annotations. "This is a complete translation of an important document of traditional Japanese poetics: the 'Kindai Shuka' of F ujiwara Teika (1162-1241), one of the greatest Japanese poets and critics. The work consists of a short critical essay by Teika and a carefully arranged sequence of eighty-three poems by other hands. His essay discusses the state of poetry i n t h e early thirteenth century and offers advice and standards for aspiring poets; the sequence of poems teaches the same standards by example. Despite the title, the poems are taken from the full range of Japanese poetry to Teika's time, wit h em p ha si s o n the precding three centuries. Pehaps the most striking characteristic of the sequence is the unique construction. As the translators demonstrate in their Introduction and commentary, the poems are linked by subtle techniques of as soc ia tio n a nd p rogression into a unified whole that can be read as a single long poems of more than 400 lines." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front end paper. Dust jacket has been price clipped, very small closed puncture tea r o n fr ont hin ge, sli ght fading to color on spine, flap-folds and some edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 Alexander, Bevin. HOW GREAT GENERALS WIN.
Avon, New York, 1995. 
320 pp, 7 7/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0380724367 B&w photographs, maps. "Undaunted by Hannibal's elephants, Scipio Africanus ordered his outnumbered cavlary to charge directly toward the massive beasts - and, by doing so, saved Rome. Stonewall Jack son struck like l ightning throughout the Shenandoah Valley, with occasional feints toward Washington - and so frustrated a numerically superior Union Army. Despite few resouces and even less support from the German High Command, The 'Desert F o x ' , Erwin Rommel, cond ucted one of the most spectacular and successful campaigns in military history. In wars throughout the centuries, the fortunes of great armies have turned on surprise tactics and audacious maneuvers brilliantly conceiv ed b y un co n ventional officers. In this remarkable work, acclaimed historian Bevin Alexander examines some of the most astonishing campaigns and engagements of all time - providing a uniquely insightful look at the battlefield genius of Napole on, Sh er man , L aw rence of Arabia, Mac Arthur, and other military strategists who transformed rout into victory time and time again." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - mi nor edge we ar. Ver y G ood 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Ball, Norman R., senior editor. Preface by William D. Hurst. (Phyllis Rose, Larry McNally, Paul-Andre Linteau, Christopher Andreae, Robert Passfield, A.A. Den Otter, Arnold Roos, Letty Anderson, Douglas Baldwin, Mark Fram, Jean Simonton, et al.) BUILDING CANADA: A HISTORY OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802034497 / 9780802034496 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
336 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)ells the story of the public works that helped to transform Canada from wilderness to a modern country." Contents: Bridges; Roads, Streets, and Highways; Urban Mass Transit; Railways; Waterways; Irrigation and Flood Control; Electricity; Sewerage; Solid Waste; Public Buildings; Airports; Building Cities. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ABORIGINAL MYTHS., Bozic, Sreten.  In conjunction with Alan Marshall.
4 Bozic, Sreten. In conjunction with Alan Marshall. ABORIGINAL MYTHS.
Melbourne Gold Star 1972 0726001139 / 9780726001130 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 8 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Alan Marshall is called 'Gurawilla' or 'Song maker' by the natives of Arnhem Land. He and Sreten Bozic have studied the few remaining nomadic aboriginal tribes in Australia and have come to love and admire their culture. This book is the result of their knowledge of, and respect for, a race which had and still has vastly different - and perhaps superior - ideals from those of the white invaders who commandeered their lives and land. For, until the advent of the white man, the Aboriginals lived in complete accord with nature. Australian tribal society was uniquely a-materialistic and egalitarian, and was characterized by a rich ceremonial culture and religious life. It emphasised mystical communion with the environment rather than individual achievement and the glorification of human prowess. Human life was always considered to be part of the natural cycle and the happiness and gentleness of Aboriginal society indicates the worth of a traditional naturalistic culture. These myths, the foundation of Australia's ancient cultural past, must live again in their fulness. Perhaps this book may help such a rejuvenation and create just a little understanding." Small Christmas gift inscription on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Brumfield, Kirby. THE WHEAT ALBUM: A PICTURE AND STORY SCRAPBOOK OF WHEAT HARVESTS IN YEARS GONE BY.
Seattle, Washington Superior Publishing 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
192 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, advertisements, articles, reproductions. "This 'scrapbook' is as absorbing as an old family album that carries one back through the decades. Pictures and yarns of the early 1800s wheat-farming era, when harvesting was a matter of hand labor - cutting with scythes - bundling into sheaves - and the women following the crews to cook up husky meals for hungry men. Then came Cyrus McCormick's mechanical reaper. Although many were dubious about the machine, it proved itself highly competent, and the whole picture changed. Harvest-ing would never be the same again. Following the success of the reaper came many other inventions that revolutionized wheat farming and all of agriculture. But wheat farming still required plenty of people-power." Contents: Introduction; Heroic Homesteaders; Prairie Life; Getting the Crop In; Heading and Binding (Heading / Binding / Stacking); Threshing (Sweep Power / Woimen Worked Too); Combined-Harvester. Small bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with some color loss on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Campbell, Susan. FORT WILLIAM: LIVING AND WORKING AT THE POST.
Thunder Bay Old Fort William / Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation 1980 0774311029 / 9780774311021 Second Impression. Soft Cover Very Good 
123 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, tables. One of a series of publications concerning the excavation and research into the 19th century fur trading post on Lake Superior at Thunder Bay. Contents: Illustrations; Tables; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction (The Nature of Historical Data / Additional Limitations / An Operating Framework); The Climate of the Times (Early French Traders / The North West Company / Fort William / After 1821); People and the Fur Trade (Fort William's Role / Management / Labour / Indians); Season to Season (Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter / As the Need Arose); From Day to Day (Conflicts / Bousing / Accidents, Illness and Death / Famine / Natural Calamities); Some Thoughts / References. Interior - small faint ghost sticker mark at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Cloutier, Jean-Pierre. With James A. Burns, Elizabeth Redfern and Rose Wark. FORT WILLIAM: FOOD-RELATED ARTIFACTS.
Fort William Archaeological Project 1976 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
82 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings - plan with three mylar overlays. One of a series of publications concerning the excavation of the 19th century fur trading post on Lake Superior at Thunder Bay. Contents: Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgements: Introduction (Historical Background / The Archaeological Context / The Artifacts in General / The General Framework); The Archaeological Picture (Artifacts and Archaeology / Food Storage / Tableware / Other Food-Related Objects); The Documentary Record (Objects in Inventories / Objects Issued / Activity of Local Artisans / Tin As A Preferred Material / Drinking Vessels / A Note On Decoration); Some Observations; References; Appendices (Ceramics: Classification and Terminology / Faunal Material Excavated at Fort William / An Alternate View of Artifacts / List of Detailed Artifact Reports). Interior - small faint ghost sticker mark at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, slight waviness to book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH MOTORCYCLES SINCE 1900., Collins, Paul.
8 Collins, Paul. BRITISH MOTORCYCLES SINCE 1900.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1998, first edition. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711024901 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "For biking enthusiasts worldwide the names of the great British manufacturers trip off the tongue - BSA, Triumph, Norton, Rudge, Ariel, Greeves, Velocette, Vincent and many more; names that are redolent of the era when British bikes dominated motor sport. Such was the impact of the postwar Japanese competition, however, that the British motorcycle ind u s t r y a l l but died. There have been occasional green shoots of recovery, but these were often ill-funded and doomed to eventual failure. But, like many other industries in Britain, rumours of the final death of the industry have been greatl y ex ag ge ra t ed a nd, as we approach the centenary of the motor industry, there are grounds for optimism that from the ashes of earlier failures a new motorcycle industry is emerging. In (this book), the latest in the highly successful 'Ian All an Tr ans por t L ib rar y' series, Paul Collins examines the history of each of the various manufacturers that gave Britain its pre-eminence. The book is illustrated thoughout with a superb selection of photographs that recall the glory years. W ith its com preh ensi ve A-Z cov erage, (it) provides readers with a concise and readable account of one of the great British industries; an industry that has given employment and pleasure to thousands." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at t op/bo ttom of sp ine a nd flap -fol ds, minor soiling, minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET., Davis, William C.
9 Davis, William C. THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET.
Stackpole, Harrisburg, PA, 1993, second hardcover edition. 
249 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811705765 B&w illustrations. "On May 15, 1864, at a little crossroads hamlet in Virginia, the fate of the Shenandoah Valley may have been decided and, with it, the ability of the Confederac y to survive in Virginia for another season. (This) is the story of one of those seemingly incredible hair's-breadth miracles that now and then dot the Civil War landscape. A scratch force of hastily assembled Confederates, outnumbered up t o t h e l ast minute, meets and decisively overcomes a superior Yankee army A former vice president and one-time candidate for the presidency commands the Rebel forces. The Corps of Cadets of Virginia Military Institute - some of them boys no ol de r t ha n f ou rteen - march to battle with the veterans, commencing a tradition and a legend that persist to this day. All these and more make up the dramatic story of New Market, and are told here in the most thoroughly researched and clearly pre se nte d b oo k eve r written on this legendary battle. Courage and heroism, youth and manhood, North and South - all meet compellingly in these pages, just as they met in the pelting rain on the battlefield that may have saved Virginia." Tiny din t a t to p ed ge of rea r board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT., Downie, Mary Alice, retold by.
10 Downie, Mary Alice, retold by. HOW THE DEVIL GOT HIS CAT.
Kingston, Ontario Quarry Press 1988 0919627862 / 9780919627864 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ Jillian Hulme Gilliland. Signed by Author
Unpaginated, 9" H. Signed and dated (June 1988) by author on title page. Illustrated throughout with charming b&w silhouettes. This traditional French-Canadian folktale tells how Mother Superior got a new bridge built to the convent and outwitted the Devil. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at corners and at bottom of front hinge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD.  A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE., Foss, Charles H.  Photography by Richard Vroom.
11 Foss, Charles H. Photography by Richard Vroom. CABINETMAKERS OF THE EASTERN SEABOARD. A STUDY OF EARLY CANADIAN FURNITURE.
M.F. Feheley, (Toronto, 1977). 
156 pp, folio (13 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Errata sheet laid in. ISBN 0919880096 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "The fine furniture tradition in Canada's eastern provinces was influenced by the arrival of the Lo yalists in 1783. Among those who came were people of wealth and quality who transported, by sea, furnishings that were superior in craftsmanship and design. Accomplished cabinetmakers arriving later from Great Britain and the United State s c o n t i n u ed the tradition with their skills and developed taste; father taught son, and son preserved the craft. This book deals with twelve of the most eminent craftsmen in the area over the last two hundred years. Author Charles Foss dis cu s se s Lo ya li st a nd other influences, the choice of woods , the evolution of design and decoration. He has compiled biographical information on the craftsmen, their families and business relationships wherever facts are known, and the furni tur e ill us tra ted wa s c are fully chosen to be representative of the thousands of fine pieces existing today in collections and in the homes of descendants..." Very light browning to edges of textblock. dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear /w rink lin g - main ly a t to p/bo ttom of spine and flap-folds, a few small stains, light rubbing/soiling, light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
12 Grant, George M. (Sanford Fleming.) OCEAN TO OCEAN: SANDFORD FLEMING'S EXPEDITION THROUGH CANADA IN 1872. BEING A DIARY KEPT DURING A JOURNEY FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC WITH THE EXPEDITION OF THE ENGINEER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC AND INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY.
Toronto Coles 1970 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- 
371 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the James Campbell, Toronto, edition of 1873 - part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. B&w illustrations, maps. Minor cracking in gutter of copyright/preface pages, very small light stain at top of preface page, light cut across spine, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS:  CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES., Heriot, George.  Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman.
13 Heriot, George. Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman. TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS: CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300360 / 9780888300362 First Hurtig Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ George Heriot. 
602 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red cloth covered boards, black title block with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Original publisher's cardboard slipcase with titling on spine and one side. Black, white & cream illustrations (several fold-out) plus colour fold-out map (collated). Title continues: "To which is sub-joined a comparative view of the manners and customs of several of the Indian nations of North and South America." "Heriot went to Quebec in 1792 as a civil servant and became deputy postmaster general of Canada in 1799. Until 1816 he remained in Canada, travelling at least as far west as Niagara Falls, perhaps Detroit, and to some extent in the United States, sketching along the way. His legacy - his water-colors and this book, an unsurpassed intimate history of 'the lakes, the rivers, and cataracts, the villages, farm-houses, and townships of Canada'. Although British reviewers of the day were unimpressed by richly detailed descriptions of a mere colony, the extent and precision of Heriot's account is a virtue one hundred and sixty years later. He wrote at length of each of the major waterways in Upper and Lower Canada which were, as James Talman points out in his introduction, 'of first importance in the life of the people as a means of travel and a source of water power'. And his sketches of buildings, particularly in Quebec, are invaluable since many of those buildings were already falling into ruin when Heriot saw them." Very minor wrinkling at top og spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Slipcase has very light edge wear/rubbing, tiny slight puncture on one side, slight bump at top of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
14 Hivert-Carthew, Annick. GHOSTLY LIGHTS: GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSE TALES OF TERROR.
Manchester, MI Wilderness Adventure Books 1999 0923568441 / 9780923568443 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ Martha Diebboll. 
162 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Phantom shadows on Lake Ontario - drowning sailors at Point Iroquois - mysterious disappearances on Hope Island - madness and horror at South Haven. The isolated lighthouses of the Great Lakes provide the perfect setting for twenty-one spine-tingling tales. In these lonely outposts, a solitary keeper struggles with the elements, unknown forces, and internal demons - ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small faint wrinklrs at bottom corner of rear cover, tiny speck of soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OSGOODE HALL:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Honsberger, John.
15 Honsberger, John. OSGOODE HALL: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Toronto Dundurn 2004 1550025139 / 9781550025132 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Kenneth Jarvis, RCA, photographer. 
331 pp, square large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). B&w and colour illustrations. "Osgoode Hall is a national monument and one of Canada's architectural treasures. Of the many public buildings erected in pre-Confederation Canada, it best encapsulates the diverse stylistic forces that shaped public buildings of its era. The gated lawns, the grandly Venetian rotunda, the ornate courtroom, the portrait-lined walls, and the stained-glass windows evoke a venerable dignity to which few Canadian institutions can aspire. It has been the seat of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1832 and of several of the Superior Courts of the province for almost as long. It has become a symbol of the legal tradition, not only in Ontario, but throughout Canada and beyond." Small gift notation on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jaclet has some very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE., Hopkins, J. Castell.  Introduction by Cameron Nish.
16 Hopkins, J. Castell. Introduction by Cameron Nish. FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
431 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.B&w illustrations. A facsimile of the edition published by John Winston Co., Philadelphia, 1913 - with a new introduction for the Coles Canadiana Collection. "After establishing the physical setting of French Canada and its natural splendor, Hopkins examines and describes the types - religious, social, psychological - who were responsible for the creation of French Canada, and French Canadian society. As themes, Hopkins emphsizes the discoverers Cartier and Champlain, the explorers - fur traders Lasalle, and LaVerendrye, the roles of the Church, the martyrs, the early government administrators. Hopkins' views and sentiments reflected the philosophies of many of his contemporaries, including John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Thomas Chapais. Despite the strong and steady current of Imperial sentiment prevailing, an incipient Canadian nationalism was emerging, fostered by the creation of national heroes, villains and saints." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling/rubbing at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CHRONICLES OF THE DERYNI. 3 VOLUME SET.  VOL. I. DERYNI RISING.  VOL. II. DERYNI CHECKMATE.  VOL. III. HIGH DERYNI., Kurtz, Katherine.
17 Kurtz, Katherine. THE CHRONICLES OF THE DERYNI. 3 VOLUME SET. VOL. I. DERYNI RISING. VOL. II. DERYNI CHECKMATE. VOL. III. HIGH DERYNI.
Del Rey, New York, 1983, 12th. prtg; 1983, 11th. prtg; 1983, 10th prtg. 
271 pp, 302 pp, 369 pp, paperbacks. 3 volume set. "A sweeping tale of romance and sorcery set in the imaginary kingdom of Gwynedd - where the mysterious forces of magic and the superior power of the Church combine to challenge the rule of young Kelson, who came to the throne when his father was brutally murdered by the sorceress Charissa." Interiors - pages and inside of covers browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - edges of textblock browning, slight curvature to vols., ghost sticker marks on front covers, three small corner creases, books lightly cocked, spines are lightly faded, have light foxing and light creases on vols. I & III. Reading set only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY:  THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816., Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.)
18 Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.) SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY: THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1957 Hard Cover Good+ Good- Maps by C.C.J. Bond. 
277 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers, frontispiece, maps. "The Journal of Daniel Williams Harmon is one of the great basic documents of the fur trade and of Canadian exploration. In early corrupt versions it was printed several times but of recent years has become increasingly difficult to obtain. Here for the first time is the authentic text meticulously edited by a foremost authority on Canadiana. The journal begins on April 29, 1800, when Harmon shortly after his twenty-first birthday, 'under an engagement to the North West Coy.' left Lachine for the West in one of thirty canoes, all heavily laden with supplies and bound for the Company's central rendezvous and depot at Grand Portage on Lake Superior It ends on August 18, 1819, at Fort William with the entry: 'I have at length arrived at head quarters. In coming from New Caledonia to this place, which is a distance of at least three thousand miles, nothing uncommon has occurred. A few days hence, I shall leave this place to proceed to Canada. As I have already described the country between this, and Montreal, I shall here conclude my Journal.' Between these two entries are the observations of a man with a sharp and sympathetic eye and a gift for succinct description. His journal is a lively, often exciting, always informative, record of life in the wilderness." Previous owner's name, small fore-edge stain - migrates into first few pages, very light dust soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light bumping to corners, tiny bump to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, small edge chips, old tape at top/bottom inside edges, fading to spine color and on panels at hinges two small faint cup-rings on front panel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY., Lamb, W. Kaye.
19 Lamb, W. Kaye. HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
New York Macmillan 1977 0025676601 / 9780025676602 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 
491 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). One of the 'Railroads of America' series. B&w photographs, maps. "In 1881 a company was formed to lay the 1,900 miles of railway that would connect Montreal and British Columbia in just five years. There were two separate and distinct sections. The first extended through the forbidding Laurentian Shield north of Lake Huron and Lake Superior, between Callander and Thunder Bay. The second spanned the 1,250 miles between Red River and Kamloops, starting with 850 miles of relatively easy going across the prairies, followed by 400 mountainous miles through the Rockies and on to the Pacific. On November 7, 1885, with a minimum of ceremony, the last spike in the track was driven at Craigellachie. There followed the years of expansion. The railroad was doing its job and now it ws the turn of ocean liners, Great Lakes steamers and finally, the airlines. Diversification, the prevailing pattern in the middle twentieth century, had been foreseen by the Canadian Pacific in the 1870s. Its original charter empowered it to own telegraph and telephone lines and to build wharves, docks, and grain elevators, and an early critic's remark that he 'did not know of anything they are not authorized to do' is still appropriate." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear on bottom edge of boards, shelf soiling on bottom of stext block. two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few very small tears and tiny chips 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Lucas, James. BATTLE GROUP! GERMAN KAMPFGRUPPEN ACTION OF WORLD WAR TWO.
Rigel, London, 2004, reprint. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1898800081 B&w photographs, maps. "The German army in the Second World War sought to fight and win swift, decisive victories in a succession of short campaigns - blitzkrieg, or lightning war . Flexibility was as essential as the will to win. Battle groups - or shock troops - were created from miscellaneous, and often disparate, military units to undertake a specific local operation; it was the army's skill in combining superior n u m b e r s, aggressive tactics and the battle group commander's ability to exploit the changing situation on the ground which brought success on every battlefield. The actions described here by James Lucas, the military historian known for his c lo se s tu di es of the German soldier, cover all theatres of the war, and include battle groups large and small, deployed usually to smash a breach in the enemy line or seal off an enemy penentration. Many of the accounts demonstrate the autonom y g ive n t o a co mma nder of relatively low rank and the use he made of his powers. The battle groups' contribution to Wehrmacht fortunes offers powerful lessons in the tactics of battle management." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/ bott om o f sp ine and flap -folds. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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