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FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
1 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
2 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Gellier, Allen; Laurence, Margaret; Smith, A.J.M.; Taaffe, Gerald; Jonas, George; Coles, D.L.; Jean-Louis, Don; Waddington, Miriam; Bauer, Walter; Murray, Alex L. THE TAMARACK REVIEW. SUMMER 1964. ISSUE 32.
Tamarack Review, Toronto, 1965. 
104 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Contents: An Interview with Ralph Ellison, by Allen Geller; A Queen in Thebes, by Margaret Laurence; In Memoriam: E.J.P., by A.J.M. Smith; The Fall & Rise of the Old Cite Libre, by Gerald Taaffe; Five Poems, by George Jonas; A Door in a River, by D.L. Coles; Drawings, by Don Jean-Louis; Four Poems, by Miriam Waddington; Six Poems, by Walter Bauer (translated by Humphrey Milnes); The Alienated Intellectual, by Alex L. Murray. Interior - very small bump t o t o p a n d bottom corner of textblock, very light browning to inside edges of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling and tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge wear to covers, faint watermark at top 1 " of sp in e, li gh t wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small soft creases on covers, very light rubbing, minor soiling, very light browning to edges of textblock and covers, very small bump at top of spine, book slightly cocked. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
4 Godfrey, Dave; Gotlieb, Phyllis; Bowering, George; Waddington, Miriam; Trottier, Pierre; Kattan, Naim; Turnbull, Gael; Roberts, Philip; Kilbourn, Elizabeth; McCormack, Robert, Dufy, Dennis; Johnston, George; Fisher, Douglas; Rotstein, Abraham; et al THE TAMARACK REVIEW. SUMMER 1966. ISSUE 40.
Tamarack Review, Toronto, 1966. 
96 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Contents: The Hard-headed Collector, by Dave Godfrey; Six Poems, by Phyllis Gotlieb; The Elevator, by George Bowering; Two Poems, by Miriam Waddington; Four Poems (translated by G.V. Downes), by Pierre Trottier; Montre al and French-Canadian Culture, by Naim Kattan; Riel, by Gael Turnbull; Six Poems, by Philip Roberts; The Art Scene '66, by Elizabeth Kilbourn; Interpretations, by Robert McCormack; Beautiful Beginners, by Dennis Dufy; Newfoundland Viking, b y G e o r g e Johnston; Foreign Affairs, by Douglas Fisher; Canadian Affluence, by Abraham Rotstein; Goodbye Humphrey, by Diana Goldsborough; A Find, by John Robert Colombo; Contributors. The back cover, sponsored by Hudson's Bay Company, feat u re s t wo p oe ms b y Alden Nowlan - 'Midnight of the First Snow' and 'The Spy'. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling on spine, minor edge wear to co ve rs , s mal l c los ed te ar at bottom of front hinge, two tiny faint watermarks on front cover, very light rubbing, minor soiling, book is lightly cocked. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE WORST OF TIME, THE BEST OF TIMES., Gutkin, Harry.  With Mildred Gutkin.
5 Gutkin, Harry. With Mildred Gutkin. THE WORST OF TIME, THE BEST OF TIMES.
Markham, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1987 0889027307 / 9780889027305 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
278 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Among the people who have achieved eminence on the contemporary scene, in the arts, in the professions, in public service, in education, an unexpectedly large number (come from) Winnipeg, the North End. This book began as an inquiry into the forces that led to so rich a harvest of talent from one small section of an ordinary city on the edge of the Canadian prairie. In a series of eighteen reminiscences by former North-Enders, it attempts to reconstruct the quality of life in that polyglot community in the years immediately before and after World War II, and from the point of view of one distinctive ethnic group, the children of Jewish immigrants. Jews constituted only a small proportion of the North End's ethnic mix, but as a group they quickly reached a remarkable level of acculturation and achievement, setting the tone and pace for the entire enclave." Includes: Monty Hall, Allan Blye, Leo Yaffe, Maurice Victor, Samuel Freedman, Maxwell Cohen, David Orlikov, Sylvia Ostry, Bernard Ostry, Meyer Brownstone, Frank Shefrin, Shlomo Ben Adam, Isaac Horowitz, Adele Wiseman, Harry Freedman, Miriam Waddington, Jack Ludwig and John Hirsch. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of front hinge, soft crease down rear flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR., Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore.  Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis.
6 Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore. Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis. TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR.
Cambridge Patrick Stephens 1984 0850596785 / 9780850596786 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Many b&w photographs. "Beginning with a general description of a typical wartime bomber airfield, (this book) goes on to relate in their own words the personal stories of several crews and their missions. The locales vary, as do the targets, the results and the nationalities of the raconteurs, but the overall image is one of an Empire of bold young men treading where Goring boasted no enemy would succeed in treading. All the courage, drama, tragedy and, indeed, humour of war is contained in this compelling documentary which will appeal both to modern historians and enthusiasts as well as to those who remember the dark but strangely exhilarating days which it recalls." Bump at bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corners of boards and at top of spine, very tiny tear/wrinkle at top of page 111/112. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR., Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore.  Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis.
7 Halpenny, Bruce Barrymore. Foreword by Wing Commander Ken Wallis. TO SHATTER THE SKY: BOMBER AIRFIELD AT WAR.
Cambridge Patrick Stephens 1984 0850596785 / 9780850596786 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w photographs. "Beginning with a general description of a typical wartime bomber airfield, (this book) goes on to relate in their own words the personal stories of several crews and their missions. The locales vary, as do the targets, the results and the nationalities of the raconteurs, but the overall image is one of an Empire of bold young men treading where Goring boasted no enemy would succeed in treading. All the courage, drama, tragedy and, indeed, humour of war is contained in this compelling documentary which will appeal both to modern historians and enthusiasts as well as to those who remember the dark but strangely exhilarating days which it recalls." Slight twist to spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, small amount of colored pen underlining to text and small pen notation in bottom margin of page 143. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - also on flap-folds and on hinges; light fading to spine color; light rubbing; three small edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Pitman, Walter. VICTOR FELDBRILL: CANADIAN CONDUCTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE.
Toronto Dundurn Press 2010 1554887682 / 9781554887682 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
430 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. "(A)n account of the life and cultural contribution of one of Canada's most talented conductors. Born in 1924, he made his Toronto Symphony conducting debut at the age of eighteen. He went on to become the artistic director of the Winnipeg Symphony, a conductor with the Toronto Symphony, and a guest conductor of virtually every major symphony orchestra in Canada. Feldbrill was also the first conductor-in-residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, from 1968 to 1982. However, what really set Feldbrill apart was his limitless enthusiasm and support of Canadian music and young musicians, as well as his insistence on playing the music of Canadian composers despite the reluctance of some orchestral managers and the initial opposition of audiences at the time. In doing so he reached out to young people and trained many to take their places as members of Canadian orchestras from coast to coast." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Strickland, David. "QUOTATIONS" FROM ENGLISH CANADIAN LITERATURE.
Toronto Modern Canadian Library 1973 0919364233 / 9780919364233 Soft Cover Very Good - 
189 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H) "(A) comprehensive anthology of Canadian literature from its humble pioneer beginnings to the present day. Sometimes serious, often light-hearted, here is a vivid cross-section of Canadian thought and experience. Arranged alphabetically by subject matter, a great variety of subjects - art, customs, politics, money, women, youth, loneliness, work, old age, to mention but a few - are covered. In fact, practically the entire spectrum of human experience is explored." Alphabetical author index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, soft crease to bottom corner of front cover, very light browning to spine and rear cover, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Toye, William, General Editor. Carl Berger, Frank Davey, Kildare Dobbs, Edith Fowke, david Hoffman, Naim, Kattan, Laurent Mailhot, Joyce Marshall, Jean-Louis Roy, Donat Savoie, norah Story, Miriam Waddington, jack Warwick, George Woodcock, et al. SUPPLEMENT TO THE OXFORD COMPANION TO CANADIAN HISTORY AND LITERATURE.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1973 0195402057 / 9780195402056 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
318 pp, 9 1/2" H. "In nearly 200 biographical entries, thirty-seven contributors discuss most of the novelists, poets, playwrights, historians, and other writers who have published significantly from the beginning of 1967 to the end of 1972. Books and periodicals (in both English and French) are described in bibliographical articles under Anthologies, Belles Lettres, Children's Books, Drama, Eskimos, Fiction, Folklore, History Studies, Indians, Indian Legends and Art, Literary Magazines, Literary Studies, Poetry, Political Writings, and Translations. While the author entries provide an essential source of information about the leading writers, the bibliographical articles are an organized round-up of publications that will prove illuminating and invaluable to those readers who have only an uncertain knowledge of just what books have become available since 1967. Of all the discoveries that can be made in this 'Supplement', perhaps the most striking and important for the English-speaking reader are the extent and nature of the literary flowering that has taken place in French Canada, here described in detail for the first time in English." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny stain in text of page 89. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of the spine and at top of front flap area, one tiny edge tear and two tiny edge chips. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Weaver, Robert, ed. Introd. by Robert Fulford. (Alden Nowlan, Mordecai Richler, Irving Layton, Raymond Souster, Alice Munro, Earle Birney, Miriam Waddington, Leonard Cohen, Eli Mandel, John Glassco, et al.) THE FIRST FIVE YEARS: A SELECTION FROM THE TAMARACK REVIEW.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1962, Ist edition. 
360 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. A collection of contributions to The Tamarack Review during its first five years. Includes works by Alden Nowlan, Mordecai Richler, Irving Layton, Raymond Souster, Alice Munro, Earle Birney, Miriam Waddington, Leona rd Cohen, Eli Mandel, John Glassco and others. Gift inscription on free front endpaper, small bookstore label at bottom of front pastedown, faint browning to pages, minor edgewear to boards, light sunning to 1/8th" strip at bottom of sp i n e , s l i g h t darkening to top of textblock. Dust jacket is complete, but worn and rubbed, with tiny chips/closed tears, small stains, small scuffs and darkening - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Williams, David R. THE MAN FOR A NEW COUNTRY: SIR MATTHEW BAILLIE BEGBIE.
Sidney, British Columbia Gray's Publishing 1977 0888260687 / 9780888260680 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
333 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(B)iography of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, the first judge of British Columbia, who, after his death, became known as 'The Hanging Judge'. An extremely humane, literate, generous, humorous and fair-minded man, this misnomer has prevented appreciation of his well-rounded personality and his importance in the development of British Columbia. A successful lawyer in London, he left England to seek adventure. He found it quickly, during the gold rush days, and the Cariboo area, around Barkerville, was the locale of most of his work before 1871. Though many officials preferred to stay in Victoria, Begbie travelled constantly, mainly on horseback - camping out, baking his own bread, and living off the land, as he established British law throughout the enormous area. This book is an account of a highly-talented man: speaker of several languages and Indian dialects; mathematician, meteorologist and cartographer; classical scholar and student of history and literature; musician and artist; hunter and outdoorsman; courageous judge. He ranks as an outstanding Canadian pioneer." Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block, faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing, very small tear at top of spine archivally taped, one or two tiny chips, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ECW'S BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO CANADIAN POETS., Woodcock, George; Cogswell, Fred; Barbour, Douglas; Jewinski, Ed, et al.
13 Woodcock, George; Cogswell, Fred; Barbour, Douglas; Jewinski, Ed, et al. ECW'S BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO CANADIAN POETS.
ECW Press, (Toronto, 1993). 
282 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w portrait sketches by Isaac Bickerstaff. Contents: Charles Heaveysege; Charles Sangster; Charles Mair; Isabella Valancy Crawford; William Wilfred Campbell; Charles G.D. Roberts; Bliss Carman; Archibald Lampman; D uncan Campell Scott; E.J. Pratt; W.W.E. Ross; Raymond Knister; F.R. Scott; Robert Finch; A.J.M. Smith; Earle Birney; Leo Kennedy; Ralph Gustafson; A.M. Klein; Dorothy Livesay; Anne Wilkinson; Irving Layton; P.K. Page; Miriam Waddington; Margaret Avison; Louis Dudek; Al Purdy; Raymond Souster; Eli Mandel; Milton Acorn; James Reaney; Robert Kroetsch; Phyllis Webb; D.G. Jones; Jay Macpherson; Alden Nowlan; Joe Rosenblatt; Leonard Cohen; George Bowering; John Newlove; Margaret A twood; Bill Bissett; Patrick Lane; Dennis Lee; Gwendolyn MacEwen; Daphne Marlatt; Michael Ondaatje; B. P. Nichol. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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