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London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
TORONTO:  A PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIBUTE., Berger, Howard, introduction.
2 Berger, Howard, introduction. TORONTO: A PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIBUTE.
B. Mitchell, Godalming, Surrey, 1989. 
96 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0886655811 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "From its modest importance in the late 1960s, Toronto has developed into one of the world's greatest financial and communications capitals. 'Toronto' chronicles the city's rise to corporate power by outlining the large-scale development of the downtown core, which spawned Bay Street as Canada's answer to Wall Street. Tracing Toronto's history from its humble beginnings as a fur-trading post in the 1600s, the following pages detail the construction of Toronto's important rapid-transit system, which features one of the world's most extensive subway lines, and looks at the city's exciting Harbourfront development. From the world-renowned Canadian National Exhibition and the Roy Thomson Hall to the man-made islands of Ontario Place and the SkyDome, stunning colour photography and an authoritative text portray Toronto as the ever-growing metropolis it truly is. Canada's largest city has come a long way in a short time. 'Toronto' shows you exactly how far and how fast." Light waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light browning to panels. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
THE SMUG MINORITY., Berton, Pierre.
3 Berton, Pierre. THE SMUG MINORITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
160 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is a book about freedom - and the lack of it - in Canada: freedom from useless and often degrading toil; freedom from want and freedom from ignorance. It is Berton's thesis, documented by public statments made over the past generation, that a smug minority of business and political leaders has conspired to inhibit that freedom. The author indicts his fellow countrymen for failing to invest in human beings in the same way that they invest in power plants, highways, and gold mines. His researches into poverty in Canada and into the inequalities of the education system will shock a good many readers just as his theories on work and leisure will enrage others raised in the Calvinist ethic. The book ranges over a wide variety of topics: the hippie movement in Toronto's Yorkville village - the author's personal experiences in a Yukon mining camp - the future of educational television in Canada - and the Chamber of Commerce's abortive 'Operation Freedom' campaign. But always Berton hammers on his central theme - that the nation has been held back by an inbred power-elite: 'Selfish, narrow, short-sighted men unable to grasp the vision of the future, imprisoned by a bookkeeping attitude to life, creeping silently and blindly along at the tag end of the parade of progress'." Small stamp mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing - mostly on rear panel, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE CANADIAN EARTH:  LANDSCAPE PAININGS BY THE GROUP OF SEVEN., Boulet, Roger.  Biographies by Paul Duval.  Foreword by A.J. Casson.
4 Boulet, Roger. Biographies by Paul Duval. Foreword by A.J. Casson. THE CANADIAN EARTH: LANDSCAPE PAININGS BY THE GROUP OF SEVEN.
Cerebrus/Prentice-Hall, n.p., (1982). 
227 pp, oblong 4to (10 3/4" H x 13 1/2" C x 1 1/4" W), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully and profusely illustrated in full colour with full page reproductions. "...a story of the landscape paintings of Tom Thomson and those painters who banded together as the Group of Seven. In a succinct and readable essay, author Roger H. Boulet follows the trails these artists blazed on their sketching trips. Theirs was a quest for the rediscovery of their own country...Most of the paintings selected for this volume have been held in both private collections and major public galleries. The majority, however, have never been reproduced before..." Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, tiny tear with crease at top of rear hinge area, an 8" line of tiny faint dents across front panel. VG+/G+ 
Price: 90.00 USD
Toronto Dundurn 1994 1550022083 / 9781550022087 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "One hundred and twenty-five years ago eight men met on December 1, 1868, to form the Toronto Astronomical Club. Among them were a tailor, a teacher and a cabinet-maker. How surprised these ordinary citizens would be to see that their little group has grown into an organization of over 3000 members in all parts of the country, in the United States and overseas. Twenty-two cities from St John's to Victoria have local chapters or 'Centres' of the RASC. Novices and naturalists, amateurs and professional scientists all play important roles in this remarkable success story. General readers will be surprised to find out what amateurs can learn from the sky, at meetings and through the Society's publications. Leaders of other volunteer organizations, educators looking for ways to promote greater appreciation of science, and local historians interested in the role of the Society in the life of their communities will find helpful ideas in this book. And members themselves will be better equipped to make decisions for the future through an appreciation of the development of the Society, its individual Centres and the men and women who have led them." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small shallow dents at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top rear edge and at bottom of spine, minor rubbing, 2" faint scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
6 Burton, G. Allan. A STORE OF MEMORIES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771017928 / 9780771017926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "With warmth, wry wit, and surprising candour, G. Allan Burton relates the big and small incidents in his life, sometimes with nostalgia, sometimes with bite. His story starts in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale district, where, as a child, he discovered the twin passions of horse-riding and watercolour painting, passions that became the dual themes of his life. The first took him into the Governor General's Horse Guards, into the Allied Forces' dangerous campaign in Italy during World War II, and into a life-long love of fox hunting. The second took him into architecture and interior design and then into Simpsons where he worked his way from stockboy to chairman of the company. Throughout his business career, he kept a journal in which he recorded the critical events of Simpsons growth - the formation of Simpsons-Sears, the opening of new stores, and the innovative development of shopping malls in Ontario and Quebec, the frustrations of economic recession, and finally the explosion of the 'store wars' in 1979 where the Hudson's Bay Company and Sears, Roebuck of Chicago battled for control of this major Canadian company." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one tiny tear with crease - archivally taped, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
7 Cosentino, Frank and Leyshon, Glynn. OLYMPIC GOLD: CANADA'S WINNERS IN THE SUMMER GAMES.
Toronto Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0039233308 / 9780039233303 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
147 pp, square (8 3/4" H x 8 3/4" D). Pictorial glazed boards (no dust jacket - as issued). B&w photographs. "(T)ells the stories of all of Canada's Gold Medallists since the first medal was won by the Winnipeg Shamrocks Lacrosse Club in 1904; stories of individual struggles, long lonely hours of practice with makeshift and borrowed equipment, agonizing self-sacrifice and incredible determin-ation, all centred towards one goal: To enter, alone and unsupported, the most demanding athletic competition in the world, and win." Minor rubbing on glossy boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
UPPER CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1801-1841:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Fleming, Patricia Lockhart.  Foreword by Marianne Scott.
8 Fleming, Patricia Lockhart. Foreword by Marianne Scott. UPPER CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1801-1841: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802025854 / 9780802025852 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
556 pp, 11" H. Tan cloth with black and red lettering/banding on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). "(T)he first comprehensive analytical bibliography of Upper Canadian imprints, providing a full range of descriptive bibliographical information taken from originals located in more than fifty collections in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. The bibiliography identifies all types of material - books, pamphlets, government documents, serials, broadsides, and printed ephemera - and contains extensive notes, valuable to the support of many types of Canadian reseach." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgement; Introduction; Symbols; Other Sources; Upper Canadian Imprints; Appendix A: Newspapers; Appendix B: Journals; Appendix C: Imprints Not Located; Name Index; Title Index; Genre and Subject Index; Trades Index; Place of Publication Index; Language Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump to top rear corner, bump to bottom corner of both boards, very small light stain on rear board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Thomson Learning, Cincinnati, 2001. 
371 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0324115989 B&w illustrations/examples. "If you thought writing skills would become obsolete with the advent of the paperless office, guess again. Instead of composing a few business letters a week, today's businesspeople are sending and receiving dozens of emails and letters every day. Writing skills have never been more important. Whether you're looking for a job, new in a job, or trying to get ahead more quickly, the way you write s a y s a lot about how far you'll go. (This book) is filled with practical advice and sound instruction. (Its) effective strategies have already helped thousands of people become better writers...(It) packs a wealth of information and skill-bui ld in g ex e rc i ses into a compact, easy-to-use source that you will refer to again and again as you develop the business communication skills that will take you to the top." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - M ino r edg e wea r and minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
St. Martin's, New York, 1996. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 031214895X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(T)races the evolution of firearms from the earliest medieval 'hand cannons' to the high technology weapons of today. From matchlock and flintlock to the caseless cartridge; from muzzle-loading to multiple-barreled machine guns; from powder and ball to the modern self-contained cartridge, every major milestone is discussed and illustrated. All t he key inventions that changed the face of warfare, and therefore of the world, are featured here and graphics used to demonstrate how they function. Every major inventor from Puckle and Ferguson, through Pauly, Colt, Mauser, Luger, Browning a n d G a rand has his place in this story and the importance of their contributions to history are highlighted." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, tiny dint on bettom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling along top edge - m od er at e a t top edge of rear flap, tiny dint on front hinge, very light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1960 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
463 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w reproductions. **Volume III: Canadian School** only. "In order to make the volume of maximum value, more than one thousand works have been illustrated, through necessarily some half-tones are small in size. Check lists of the War Collections and of the Royal Canadian Academy diplomas are also included. (T)he Gallery's chief curator, Dr. R.H. Hubbard, gives detailed notes on each artist and each painting and sculpture listed." Contents: Foreword; Canadian Painting and Sculpture; Abbreviations; Paintings; Sculpture; Royal Canadian Academy Diploma Collection; Check List of Works in the Study Collection; Check List of Canadian Works in the First and Second World War Collections; Index to Accession Numbers; Index to Portraits; Index to Religious, Mythological, Allegorical, Historical, and Literary Subjects; Index to Genre Subjects; Index to Topography and Landscape; Index to Artists. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, very light edge wear, minor fading at top/bottom edges of spine, very small faint mark on top of text block. Dust jacket heavy edge wear, 1/2" piece missing at top of spine, small chip at bottom of front panel, scattered scuffs, old tape on inside edges, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
12 King, L.; McGhie, E.; Thomson, A. Foreword by Jim Farrell. THE HAMILTON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 1894-2004. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Hamilton, Ontario Hamilton Golf and Country Club 2006 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
81 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). B&w and colour photographs/reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; The Scottish Founders; The Aberdeen Avenue Years; Three National Champions; The Ancaster Course of Harry Colt; Notable Club Personalities; 1919: An International Match and the Canadian Open; Some Memorable Ladies' Events; The 1930 Open: Tommy Armour Defeats Leo Deigel; National Amateur Championships; Centennial Celebrations; The PGA Senior Tour Comes to Ancaster; The 2003 Open: Bob Tway is Victorious; A Looks Ahead; Appendix: Presidents and Captains. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, very light rubbing on rear cover, small area of delamination on front cover bottom edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
13 Laing, G. Blair. MEMOIRS OF AN ART DEALER 2.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1982 0771045719 / 9780771045714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
213 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine - no dust jacket (as issued) - dark blue slipcase with gold lettering and pastedown. VOLUME 2 ONLY. Profusely illustrated with tipped-in colour plates. Contents: Preface; Governor Simpson's Missing Paul Kanes; Cornelius Krieghoff - Some Friends and Early Patrons; The Bishop's Journal; Drawings and Other Works from Canada's Early Days; The Purloined Rembrandt; Some Artists and Collectors in the Thirties; Art Dealing During and After World War II; The Beginnings of the Great Art Boom; In the Studios of Some Great Sculptors; Reflections on a Career. Just removed from publisher's shrinkwrap for cataloguing. Very light wear at top/bottom of hinges and at corners, one or two tiny scuffs at edges. Slipcase has very light wear at corners, area of very faint color variance on rear panel. 
Price: 47.50 USD
MORRICE:  A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED., Laing, G. Blair.  Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs.
14 Laing, G. Blair. Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs. MORRICE: A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1984 0771045689 / 9780771045684 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
224 pp, 11 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions. "James Wilson Morrice is one of the twentieth century's most talented and lyrical painters. Whether depicting a Quebec village in winter, a Paris cafe, or a North African market place, Morrice's vibrant colours and perfectly balanced compositions capture his subjects in a suspended timelessness. The story of (his) life is no less colourful than his paintings. The young James's passion for art took him in 1890, at the age of twenty-five, from his wealthy Montreal background to Paris. It was here, among other artists such as Matisse, and writers such as Somerset Maugham and Arnold Bennett, that he felt a true kinship. And it was not long before Morrice's paintings were seen in the great Salons of Paris, and sent to the Montreal Art Association and the Canadian Art Club in Toronto for exhibition. Laing's fascinating account reveals the complexity of Morrice's genius and gives a definitive picture of James Wilson Morrice - the man, the artist, and his work." Slight waviness at top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has light toning on spine, flap-folds and some edges; one small edge tear archivally taped; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
THE TOM THOMSON MYSTERY., Little, William T.  Foreword by W.J. Eastaugh.
15 Little, William T. Foreword by W.J. Eastaugh. THE TOM THOMSON MYSTERY.
Toronto McGraw-Hill 1970 0070926557 / 9780070926554 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
239 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "In 1956, nearly forty years after the death of Canadian artist, Tom Thomson, William T. Little and three companions set themselves to a macabre task. Ever since July 16, 1917, when the artist's badly decomposed body was found floating in the waters of Canoe Lake, controversy and conjecture hovered over the matter of how Tom Thomson really met his death. It was as a result of this prolonged uncertainty that the four men began digging in the little cemetery in Algonquin Park where Thomson was supposedly buried. They were determined to solve, if only for themselves, part of the mystery that surrounded the name of Tom Thomson. What they discovered only confirmed their suspicion that the full story of Thomson's untimely death was not in fact as history had recorded it. The lack of sound and conclusive evidence from earlier investigations set William Little into action. Meticulously he pieced together everything that had ever been written, documented, speculated, or theorized about Thomson during the artist's lengthy periods in Algonquin Park - with special emphasis on those strange events which occurred prior to and after his 'accidental death by drowning'. On the one hand William Little has been able to give us a fuller understanding of both Thomson's personality and his instincts as a painter. On the other, he has amassed considerable evidence that suggests a murder, a suspect, and a motive." Large diagonal creasing on page leaf xiii/xiv, small light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light browning at edges and on spine/flap-folds, several very small edge tears and one small 'v' tear on front hinge - all archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling, large corner crease on front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Toronto NC Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
253 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Contents: Introduction: Toward a People's Art; Painting of the Native Peoples; Painting in Quebec: French and British Regimes (The art of the church and the art of the people / Social classes in Quebec: A portrait of Quebec society / Interlude: An American paints the conquest of Quebec); Canadian Painting: The British Regime (The struggle for the landscape / A nation of Canadians / Imperialism and the art schools in Paris The Group of Seven: A national landscape art); Painting in the Age of U.S. Imperialism (Repression and revolt in Quebec / Canadian painting: The struggle to paint our people); Conclusion: Toward a People's Art. Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny tears (archivally taped) and areas of light creasing at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
17 MacTavish, Newton. Introduction by Robert McMichael. THE FINE ARTS IN CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
181 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). First published by Macmillan in 1925. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The Beginnings of Art in Canada; Jacobi, Krieghoff, Fowler, Berthon; The O.S.A., the R.C.A. and the M.A.A.; The Significance of the Eighties; The Dawn of Promise; The National Gallery and the Schools of Art; The Sister Arts; The Canadian Art Club; An Awakening Interest; Sculpture; Architecture; Homer Watson; George A. Reid; James Wilson Morrice; Horatio Walker; Curtis Williamson; Maurice Cullen; John Russell; M.A. Suzor-Cote; Four Notable Landscape Painters; Canadians From Abroad; Canadian Women Painters; Others of Importance; Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Small light pencil erasure mark on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - minor elsewhere, minor soiling, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, two tiny dints on rear hinge - three on front hinge, two tiny tears at top of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
18 MacTavish, Newton. Introduction by Robert McMichael. THE FINE ARTS IN CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
181 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). In slipcase with matching titling on spine and front board. Facsimile reprint of the Macmillan Company of Canada edition of 1925. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The Beginnings of Art in Canada; Jacobi, Krieghoff, Fowler, Berthon; The O.S.A., the R.C.A. and the M.A.A.; The Significance of the Eighties; The Dawn of Promise; The National Gallery and the Schools of Art; The Sister Arts; The Canadian Art Club; An Awakening Interest; Sculpture; Architecture; Homer Watson; George A. Reid; James Wilson Morrice; Horatio Walker; Curtis Williamson; Maurice Cullen; John Russell; M.A. Suzor-Cote; Four Notable Landscape Painters; Canadians From Abroad; Canadian Women Painters; Others of Importance; Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top of front hinge. Slipcase has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Nelson, (London, 1967), Ist ed. 
196 pp, large 8vo, HC. Published to celebrate the 150th birthday of 'The Scotsman', the great Scottish newspaper. It is a lively story of how 'The Scotsman' came into being asa strongly liberal paper in a period of re-action, and how throughout it s history it has always retained its typically Scottish note of independence. Illus with many b&w photos. Dj has light edgewear and light browning to edges, bottom of spine has two closed tears up to 1/1/4" with creases and chips. VG / V G - 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA., McKee, Fraser M.  Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy.
20 McKee, Fraser M. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy. THE ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1983 091982255X / 9780919822559 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
172 pp, 4to, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, colour title page. "(T)he story of the 21 ornate luxury yachts that were pressed into service by the Canadian Navy during World Wars I and II. Five of these yachts served in the First World War, and their story is traced until 1946, at which point the text of the book backtracks to follow the history of the sixteen Second World War vessels. (It) tells a fascinating tale of our home coastal defences, by following the wartime exploits of the yachts and their crews (and) ends with a look at the disposal of the yachts after the two World Wars; not only those that were scrapped, but also those that went on to serve for many more years as private vessels once again." Very minor edge wear to dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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