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TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS:  THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF EBENEZER/RENFORTH CHURCH., Allen, Glynford P. and Calder, Dale R., editors.  Godfrey Green, Ronald F. Watts, Murray J.S. Ford, Frank Rice, Samuel J. Mikolaski, Fannie Dreisinger, Harold W. Kemp, John E. Thomas, Vincent J. Lehman, Franklin W. Morgan, Robert F. Sneyd, John A. Wilton.
1 Allen, Glynford P. and Calder, Dale R., editors. Godfrey Green, Ronald F. Watts, Murray J.S. Ford, Frank Rice, Samuel J. Mikolaski, Fannie Dreisinger, Harold W. Kemp, John E. Thomas, Vincent J. Lehman, Franklin W. Morgan, Robert F. Sneyd, John A. Wilton. TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS: THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF EBENEZER/RENFORTH CHURCH.
Etobicoke, Ontario Renforth Historical Committee 1990 0969423802 / 9780969423805 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by editors.
222 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Signed by both editors on title page. Erratum slip laid in. B&w photographs, colour frontispiece. The history of Ebenezer/Renforth Baptist Church in Etobicoke, Ontario. Tiny scuff/light stain on front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, slight browning on spine, two tiny dents on front hinge, small minor scratch on front panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FORBES COLLECTION OF VICTORIAN PICTURES AND WORKS OF ART.  19 & 20 FEBRUARY 2003.  CHRISTIE'S GALLERY VIEWING GUIDE., Christie's
2 Christie's THE FORBES COLLECTION OF VICTORIAN PICTURES AND WORKS OF ART. 19 & 20 FEBRUARY 2003. CHRISTIE'S GALLERY VIEWING GUIDE.
Christie's International Media Division, London, (2002). 
32 pp, 10 1/2" H, soft cover. Introduction, auction listing, colour photographs. Amendments sheet laid in. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY VICTORIAN ARTISTS IN ENGLAND / EXPOSITION DE PEINTURES ET DE DESSINS PAR DES ARTISTES ANGLAIS DE L'EPOQUE VICTORIENNE., Comfort, Charles F., foreword.  Introduction By Allen Staley.
3 Comfort, Charles F., foreword. Introduction By Allen Staley. AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY VICTORIAN ARTISTS IN ENGLAND / EXPOSITION DE PEINTURES ET DE DESSINS PAR DES ARTISTES ANGLAIS DE L'EPOQUE VICTORIENNE.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1965 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
103 pp, small 4to (10" H). Color and b&w reproductions. Bilingual text (English/French). Exhibition catalogue. "The reign of Victoria lasted from 1837 to 1901. The present exhibition attempts to give a balanced representation of the entire period. Howerever, a period of over sixty years in the rapidly changing world of the nineteenth century could hardly show anything approaching uniformity of style. Even the most cursory view of this exhibition should demonstrate that no one set of generalities is adequate to describe the variety of works created during the era, all of them 'Victorian'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, minor edge wear, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Davies, A. Mervyn. (Robert Clive.) CLIVE OF PLASSEY: A BIOGRAPHY.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
522 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. B&w frontispiece, maps. Contents: Introduction; The Exile; A Chapter of Genesis; A Tale of Misadventure; Peace But Still War; Arcot; Kaveripak and Trichinopoly; The Downfall of Dupleix; Springtime; England; Dual Capacity; The Bengal Expedition: 1. Calcutta; 2. Chandernagore; The Game; Plassey: 1. The Gambler's Throw; 2. The Action; 3. The Fruits of Victory; A Problem of Political Management; Triple Threat; An Immovable Body: Lawrence Sulivan; The Legacy of Conquest; Member for Shrewsbury; The Battle of India House; Time and Tide; The Dictator; How Augean Was the Stable?; Mutiny; Caesar Infelix; The Final Reckoning; Conclusion; Appendices - How Pitt and the Directors dealt with the "Colonel Problem"; Summary of Will of Lord Robert Clive; "The Life of Robert, Lord Clive", by Charles Caraccioli; "Warren Hastings, Maker of British India": An Important Correction; Notes and References. 1" split in inside rear hinge, light browning and very light soiling to edges of text block, light edge wear to boards, one tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL., Edwardes, Michael.
5 Edwardes, Michael. CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, 1977, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246106239 B&w photographs, reproduction, maps. " 'Clive - that man not born for the desk - that heaven-born general': so William Pitt the Elder described the subject of this penetrati ng biography, the most challengingly enigmatic figure in the colourful history of British India. It was Robert Clive who, through a series of astonishing military victories, brought Bengal into the Empire and thus assured the steady exten s i o n o f B r itish rule in India. Yet, as Michael Edwardes shows, he was not so much a military genius as a brilliant opportunist who understood that the game of Indian politics was best played by Indian rules....Here, against the vivid pagean t of e ig h te en t h- ce ntury India, (Edwardes) freshly illuminates the myth, the achievement and the ultimate nemesis of this extraordinary man." Approx. seven leaves with soft crease at fore-edge, minor darkening to top of textblock. Dust jac ke t h as lig ht wr ink li ng at top edge - moderate at top of rear flap, two tiny dints at top of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Evans, D.S. DIGITAL DATA: THEIR DERIVATION AND REDUCTION FOR ANALYSIS AND PROCESS CONTROL.
London Hilger & Watts 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
82 pp, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs, diagrams. "(Provides) an insight into the use of data-handling equipment. Development in the field of data handling is rapid and I have as far as possible chosen instruments and systems that are either in production or have been made in prototype form, but even they are likely to change in detail as techniques and improvements suggest themselves with use and experience. I have therefore given only enough detail to provide a basic understanding of the construction and use of the units and systems. Furthermore, I have limited the scope of this book to shaft-driven digital devices with which I have had most experience. There are of course many other basically similar developments, particularly in the U.S.A., and there are a variety of purely electronic analogue-to-digital converters. To describe these would be an enormous task and would probably be confusing to anyone attempting to grasp the principals of digital instrumentation for the first time." From the Preface. Contents: Incremental Scales; Digital Counting Devices; Direct Reading from Coded Scales; Ancillary Equipment; System Arrangements and Applications; Bibliography; Index. Slight yellowing of pastedowns near hinge, previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has a few tiny edge chips and one very small tear archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, rubbing/scuffing on spine - the word "Data" is partially erased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance.
7 Ford, Boris, ed. Asa Briggs, John Summerson, Jacques Carre, John Holloway, George Rowell, John Nelson Tarn, Peter Fuller, Andor Gomme, Gillian Naylor, William Price, Michael Kennedy, Roly Bain, Norman Vance. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 7. VICTORIAN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: THE LATER VICTORIAN AGE.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
347 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; The Later Victorian Age (The reign in review / Tendencies and trends); Architecture; The Public Park; Literature; The Drama of Wilde and Pinero; New Homes for Barons and Artisans; Fine Arts; The City of Glasgow; Design, Craft and Industry; The Eisteddfod; Music; Clowns and Augustes; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Harrison, G. William. CONSERVATIONISTS AND WHAT THEY DO.
Franklin Watts, New York, (1963), 2nd printing. 
170 pp, 8vo, HC. In addition to describing the work done by government and industry, the author lists the necessary qualifications for those interested in the field of conservation and suggests schools and colleges where the applicants can receive training in their chosen field. Slight sun-fading to board edges/bottom edge of spine and small area of spine middle. Dust jacket has light rubbing and minor edgewear, one 1/2" closed tear with associated creases on top edge of front panel near hinge, creases and small tears at top/bottom of spine and part of rear panel top edge, minor soiling. VG/G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Moseley, Keith, concept and paper engineering. Written by Alan Whitehouse. Illustrated by Brian Bartle and Brian Watson. STEAM LOCOMOTIVES: A THREE-DIMENSIONAL BOOK.
Orchard/Franklin Watts, New York, 1989. 
Unpaginated (approx 13 pp.), oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover with glazed pictorial boards (no dust jacket). Wonderful, full-color pop-ups (one with moving wheels), finishing with a two-page spread of the Union Pacific's 'Big Boy', expanded with d ouble flaps , with Stephenson's 'Rocket' superimposed for comparison. Follows the history of the steam locomotive from Stephenson's 1825 "Locomotion', showing British, American and Continental engines. Very light wear at top corner of fr o n t b o a r d . Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RECORDS OF MERCHANT SHIPPING AND SEAMEN.  PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE READERS' GUIDE NO. 20., Smith, Kelvin; Watts, Christopher T.; Watts, Michael J.
11 Smith, Kelvin; Watts, Christopher T.; Watts, Michael J. RECORDS OF MERCHANT SHIPPING AND SEAMEN. PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE READERS' GUIDE NO. 20.
PRO Publications, (Kew, Richmond, 1998). 
131 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1873162499 B&w photographs, reproductions. "....describes the wide variety of records, preserved in the Public Record Office, available for the study of the Merchant Navy. These are a unique source for studying the history of the British merchant shipping industry and for compiling biographies of many who served in it. Whether you are interested in the history of a merchant ship or the career of a merchant seaman, the PRO should have material which will help you. Although the records can be categorized broadly into two main groups, namely shipping and seamen, neither is totally independent of the other. This 'Guide' will lead you easily and quickly to the documents that you wi l l n e e d to pursue your particular research interest. Merchant ships and seamen have always played a vital role in British economic life, not least in wartime. From the 17th to the 20th century the records covered by this 'Guide' chart the d ev el o pm en t of the Merchant Navy - sail and steam, fishing boat and liner, ordinary seaman and master, death, disaster and heroism - providing a rich panoply of information on all aspects of seafaring life on which to base your own studies." I nte rio r - c lea n and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WALTER CRANE., Spencer, Isobel.
12 Spencer, Isobel. WALTER CRANE.
New York Macmillan 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Crane. 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "More than any other artist of the time Walter Crane appears at the center of the great surge of interest in the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. He was the driving force behind the Arts and Crafts movement, a children's book illustrator, designer of textiles, tiles, stained glass and ceramics, and a painter who enjoyed a reputation on the Continent as the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites. Long before his name came to be associated with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott as the outstanding artists for the nursery, his brightly colored series of Toy Books ensured him a wide reputation. His fame led to commissions for nursery wallpaper, and from there to fabrics, ceramics, mosaic, stained glass, and gesso relief. As President of the Art Workers' Guild Exhibition Society he was a more strenuous advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement than his friend, William Morris, and traveled abroad with his work, specifically helping the formation of an American Arts and Crafts movement. Crane's early paintings embody the romantic medievalism of Rossetti and Burne-Jones, but he soon used poetry and painting as a means to express his growing interest in new philosophical ideas. Ultimately he was converted to socialism - a cause he embraced wholeheartedly, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Federation, the Fabians, and Morris's Socialist League. He gladly made his art servant to his beliefs, producing political cartoons and trade union banners. This is the first major study of Crane's life and work to be published since his death in 1915. Isobel Spencer, a past lecturer in the history of art at Glasgow College of Art, includes in her scholarly study of the man and his work the full range of Crane's many artistic activities." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corners of boards, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
13 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Watts, Alan W. THE SPIRIT OF ZEN: A WAY OF LIFE, WORK AND ART IN THE FAR EAST.
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1992 (facsimile editin of John Murray edition of 1955). 
137 pp, 6 3/4" H, hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and image on front board) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0804817987 Contents: Preface to Second Edition; Foreword; The Origins of Zen; The Secret of Zen; The Technique o f Zen; Life in a Zen Community; Zen and the Civilization of the Far East; Conclusion; Appendices: Bibliography; Glossary. Very minor soiling on rear board. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Watts, Dave. THE BEST OF AUSTRALIAN BIRDS.
New Holland, (Sydney, 1999). 
128 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 11/16" H x 10 7/8" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully and profusely illustrated in full color. "...takes you on a photographic journey across the continent's habitats - its forests, wetlands, woodlands and plain s, arid centre and coastline - to gain an intimate view of the most beautiful, and intriguing birdlife to be found there...Over 170 species are presented in this spectacular photographic compilation by one of Australia's best-known wildlif e p h o t o g r a phers, Dave Watts...Informative text accompanies the photographs, providing greater insights into the world of Australian birds." tiny dint to top/bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, l i gh t ru bb in g. VG +/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LAZY BEAR., Wildsmith, Brian.
16 Wildsmith, Brian. THE LAZY BEAR.
Franklin Watts, New York, 1974, first American edition. 
Unpaginated oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in brilliant color. "The bear was good friends with all his neighbors - until one day he found a woodcutter's wagon. For although he invited some of h is friends to share in his rides downhill he made them do all the pushing back to the top. It was the clever goat who finally showd the bear that the best way to enjoy his new possession was to share is ups and downs with his friends. An d w h e n t h e bear had learned his lesson they all played happily together." 1" x 18" surface paer loss and minor glue residue on front pastedown, minor glue residue at top/bottom of gutter of free endpapers, 2" very light glue residue removal m a rk w it h f ai nt s olver stains on rear pastedown, slight bump at top of spine and top/bottom corners of front board, tiny bump at top/bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has two tears up to 2" on front panel, light browning at edges, lig ht ed ge wea r/ wr ink lin g/c reasing, soft crease down front panel, tiny tear on front flap, small piece of tape on fore-edge of rear flap. Colors are bright. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
17 Williams, David H. PUER NATUS: A CHRISTMAS PASTORAL IN THREE SCENES. FOR MIXED VOICES WITH SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR AND BARITONE SOLI.
H.W. Gray, New York, c1954. 
28 pp, 10 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Prelude; Chorus and Recit. (St. Luke 2: 1, 3, 4, 5.); Chorale (Charles Wesley, 1744); In the Town (French, 15th Century, alt.); Recitative (St. Luke 2: 6); Carol (Nahum Tate, 1702, alt.); Lullaby (Isaac Watts, 1715, alt.); Carol (Martin Luther, 1535). Interior - minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - previous owner's name on front cover, minor browning, minor soiling at top of rear cover, small soft corner crease on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
POETRY AND MYSTICISM., Wilson, Colin.
18 Wilson, Colin. POETRY AND MYSTICISM.
San Francisco City Lights Books 1969 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
79 pp, 8" H. "In (this) book, Colin Wilson has developed an argument which runs counter to the most popular trends in occult thinking today, to the extent that some might even call it 'non-Zen'. Finding that mystical experience and poetic inspiration can be 'pursued scientifically' and learned as one learns a foreign language, he has small enthusiasm for psychedelics and 'non-thought' methods of arriving at the expansion of consciousness, showing himself to be much closer to William James' 'Varieties of Religious Experience' than to Alan Watts or D.T. Suzuki." Interior - previous owner's name/date on half-title page, tiny crease at top edge of pages, small bump at bottom corner of pages. Exterior - light browning on spine and rear hinge area, soft crease at bottom corner of covers, tiny crease at top corner of rear cover, a few tiny foxing marks on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GALLANT CAUSE:  CANADIANS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR 1936-1939., Zuehlke, Mark.
19 Zuehlke, Mark. THE GALLANT CAUSE: CANADIANS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR 1936-1939.
Whitecap, Vancouver, (1996). 
280 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN1551104881 B&w photos, map. "Crossing the ocean and braving hostile frontiers, they reached Spain as crusaders for freedom. The never-before told tales of Canadians who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War are revealed in this compelling book...Discover Canadian heroes such as Dr. Norman Bethune, who performed the world's first blood transfusion on the battlefield, Jean Watts, one of the few women to volunteer in t he legendary International Brigades, and twenty-year-old Thomas Beckett, the first Canadian to die in the trenches. In ragged uniforms, with obsolete equipment, hundreds of Canadians fought to the death against a massive army equipped by Hil t e r a n d Mussolini..." Minor edge wear. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 16.00 USD
 


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