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1 Aiken, Conrad. SELECTED POEMS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 First, limited edition. Hard Cover Fair Signed by Author
361 pp, 8 1/2" H. Green cloth spine with gilt lettering/decorative banding, patterned paper-covered boards. *Lacking the publisher's slipcase.* No. 3 of 210 copies, numbered and signed by Conrad Aiken on the limitation page. Aiken was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 'Selected Poems' in 1930. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Adrianne / on the way to / Hollywood / from / Philip Merivale / March : 1932". Philip Merivale was born in India, began his acting and screenwriting career in England, later moving to Los Angeles. This book is from the library of the actor Raymond Massey and we presume the 'Adrianne' of the dedication was Massey's first wife, Adrianne Allen (m.1929-1939). Ms. Allen is perhaps best known for her role in Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'. Following her divorce from Massey, Ms. Allen married American lawyer, William Dwight Whitney (and Massey married Whitney's ex-wife). In 1957 she joined her daughter, Anna Massey and Philip Merivale's son, John Merivale, in the Broadway production "The Reluctant Debutante", playing Sheila Broadbent, mother of the character played by Anna. Many pages have not been opened and others have rough edges from opening, several edge tears (archivally taped) or pieces missing from margins/corners between pages 329 & 336 - no text missing, age darkening to edges of text block - especially top of text block, moderate to heavy edge wear to boards - more at corners, browning to spine, light browning and some thin brown stains on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, line dent across bottom of text block, small bump at top edge of rear board. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
MY LIFE IN ART., Bemelmans, Ludwig.
2 Bemelmans, Ludwig. MY LIFE IN ART.
New York Harper & Brothers 1958 Hard Cover Very Good Good Ludwig Bemelmans. 
64 pp + 32 pp of colour reproductions of gouaches and oils done between 1954 and 1958, 12 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout text, plus tipped-in colour frontispiece and one other, followed by colour plates. Ludwig Bemelmans was famous for his 'Madeline' books. "A book to delight the spirit as well as the eye, 'My Life in Art' begins with the delectable world of Mr. Bemelmans' childhood on the shore of the Traunsee in Austria. The artist then recounts his misadventures in Paris where, painting meanwhile, he attempts to turn a ramshackle bistro into a smart cafe with the help of a famous restauranteur and a few clochards. It is in Ville d'Avray, in an old ruin converted into a studio, that (he) suffers the initial despairs and frustrations of painting with oils. His success in the medium is attested to by the many color reproductions in this book. The text, with its accompanying drawings, is 'about how and why and where they were painted,' says Mr. Bemelmans." Very light edge wear with a few tiny dents, four letter pen notation at top of front pastedown, light browning to edges of free endpapers. Dust jacket has light browning, a few small edge chips, is price-clipped, one or two small edge tears with creases, light soiling/rubbing, light water stains at top/bottom edge of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LOTUS SEEDS:  CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS., Brown, Marcia.
3 Brown, Marcia. LOTUS SEEDS: CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 0684184907 / 9780684184906 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Marcia Brown. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "In the course of thirty-five years, the eminent American artist Marcia Brown has written and spoken eloquently concerning children, pictures, and books. This volume brings together thirteen of those major statements, including her three Caldecott acceptance speeches, as well as a moving memoir of her first editor, Alice Dalgliesh. The reader will find here astute comments on books published for children during the past three decades, glimpses of Marcia Brown's early years as a teacher and a storyteller in the New York Public Library, observations about her own techniques and media and her experiences in bookmaking, her beliefs about art for children, and warm recollections about people who have touched her life. 'Lotus Seeds' will have a permanent place on the shelves of professionals who work with children and with books as well as of parents and others who are introducing children to the best in illustrated books." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front hinge area. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing on front panel, very light browning to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LOTUS SEEDS:  CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS., Brown, Marcia.
4 Brown, Marcia. LOTUS SEEDS: CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 0684184907 / 9780684184906 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Marcia Brown. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "In the course of thirty-five years, the eminent American artist Marcia Brown has written and spoken eloquently concerning children, pictures, and books. This volume brings together thirteen of those major statements, including her three Caldecott acceptance speeches, as well as a moving memoir of her first editor, Alice Dalgliesh. The reader will find here astute comments on books published for children during the past three decades, glimpses of Marcia Brown's early years as a teacher and a storyteller in the New York Public Library, observations about her own techniques and media and her experiences in bookmaking, her beliefs about art for children, and warm recollections about people who have touched her life. 'Lotus Seeds' will have a permanent place on the shelves of professionals who work with children and with books as well as of parents and others who are introducing children to the best in illustrated books." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wrinklimg, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PERSONAL NOTE., Bruce, Charles.
5 Bruce, Charles. PERSONAL NOTE.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1941 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Inscribed By Author
8 pp, 7 7/8" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Esther Latimer with best regards Charles Bruce". A poem written after the death of Bruce's friend, Sam Robertson, Canadian Press War Correspondent, who was lost at sea through enemy action in 1941. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor edge wrinkling, browning to edges of covers, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
BULLDOGS:  AN OWNER'S COMPANION., Bruton, Christian.
6 Bruton, Christian. BULLDOGS: AN OWNER'S COMPANION.
Crowood, Marlborough, 1998, first edition. 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861261349 Many b&w photographs. "Universally acknowledged as representing the British national character, the Bulldog can trace its ancestry back to Roman times. With the prohibition on bullbaiting in the nineteenth century came a decline in the popularity of the Bulldog, almost to the point of extinction. The breed was kept alive by a few dedicated fanciers and has now adapted itself to domesticity and become an affec t i o n a t e companion and an ideal household pet. Whilst Bulldogs are far from vicious, they can display great courage in protecting their owners, families and property should the need arise. This detailed book traces the origins of the Bulldog a nd c om pa re s t he conformation of the Bulldog in the early years with today's standard. The author provides clear information on what to look for when choosing a puppy, care, management and breeding. There is also a section on holistic medi cin es for th e p rev en ti on and cure of common ailments and diseases. Readers will learn the correct way to show the dog, and gain useful insights into the world of judging. Packed with interesting and useful information for those thinking of buyi ng a pu ppy, or owne rs new and old, (this) is a must for all lovers of the breed." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one small closed tear with soft creasing at bottom of rear panel, light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC.  THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS., Cane, Melville.  (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.)
7 Cane, Melville. (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.) JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC. THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS.
New York Harcourt Brace First Editions. Hard Cover Good Inscribed By Author
A collection of three first edition hard covers in dust jackets, each inscribed by the author, plus additional material. Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980, was a graduate of Columbia University and partner in the law firm Ernst, Fox & Cane in New York, where he was legal counsel to Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Ayn Rand, William, Saroyan, Thomas Wolfe and others. He was also a poet, producing several volumes of verse, writing "Making a Poem" in 1953 and winning the Robert Frost Medal for lifetime achievement in 1971. The books: 1. January Garden, 1926, 70 pp, 8 1/2" H, black cloth spine with white paper title label/black lettering on spine, black paper covered boards, top edge orange, orange endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "For Tommy Atkins / From his old friend, / Melville Cane 4/1/26". Orange dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 2. Behind Dark Spaces, 1930, 80 pp, 8 1/2" H, bright blue cloth spine with gilt lettering, yellow paper covered boards, yellow endpapers. Inscribed on dedication page: "To G.C. Atkins, / Send your grade A honey to / Melville Cane / 64 Wright St. / Westport, / Conn." Yellow dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 3. A Wider Arc: Poems, 1947, 186 pp, 8 5/8" H, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, white endpapers. Inscribed on title page (Cane has crossed out his printed name): "For Tommy / From Melville, / April '47. This volume includes a prose piece, "Making a Poem". Dust jacket has red spine/front panel with white lettering, white rear panel with red lettering. ALSO: 5 letters/notes on Ernst, Fox & Cane letterhead to G.C. Atkins (George Chew "Tommy" Atkins), a fellow Columbia graduate and lawyer who moved to a farm in Ontario, Canada in 1921. 1. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated March 31/26. References the "sporty" proposition of exchanging Cane's first book of verse for some of Tommy's apples, commenting on Tommy's giving up of "this unproductive law activity and grow(ing) something worthwhile." In response to an invitation to visit Ontario, Cane says that he happens "to be the only person in America out of jail who hasn't a car." 2. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated April 7/26. References the arrival of the apples and the finding of three with soft spots, but continuing "if you find only three poems with soft spots, it'll be a stand-off." 3. Full sheet, typed, signed "Melville Cane", dated April 20th, 1926. Comments favorably on Tommy's idea of raising turkeys, but "do not expect epics from me in exchange." Mentions he has conveyed Tommy's greetings to Harcourt and Brace (Cane was on their board of directors). 4. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated 3/9/33. Comments on the university's (Columbia's), and the general, lack of appreciation for poets and mentioning that he is sending "a couple of specimens (of poetry) of different moods." (see below). 5. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville', dated 6/25/51. Mentioning the death of a mutual acquaintance and hoping Tommy will visit. The first two pieces in this group have pencil notations at the bottom, probably by Tommy. WITH: a group of four poems. Three are typed on full sheets of paper, each with one correction in pen and one with a pencil quotation from a poem by John Erskine (a mutual friend). "Melville Cane" is typed at the bottom of each of these sheets, but they are NOT signed. The three poems ("Hymn to Night", "Petition" and "Ancient Organ Grinder") were later published in "A Wider Arc". "Hymn to Night" and "Ancient Organ Grider" were included with Cane's letter to Tommy of 3/9/33. The fourth poem, on a 3 1/4" square scrap of paper, is handwritten in ink, with crossings out and smears and refers to honeybees - it was tucked into "Behind Dark Spaces", at the dedication page, where Cane gives Tommy directions on where to send his honey. WITH: Three items relating to Bernard M.L. Ernst, Cane's long-time friend, fellow Columbia graduate and partner in the law firm of Ernst, Fox & Cane. Ernst was also president of the New York Branch of the Society American Magicians and Vice President of the Magicians' Club of London. 1. "an address / by Melville H. Cane / delivered at the funeral of / Bernard M.L. Ernst / at Earl Hall, Columbia / University, November 30, / 1938" - [8] pp (not including covers), stapled, 7 3/4" H. 2. Holograph note in envelope from Roberta Ernst to Mr. Atkins, thanking him for his "kind note' and commenting on Ernst's last days. 3. Typed slip of paper (approx. 2 5/8" H x 8 7/16" W) with a quote from "Quicker Than the Eye" by John Mulholland, mentioning Ernst as "One of the best loved men in magic". 1. January Garden has minor insect damage near fore-edge of front free endpaper and light damage at fore-edge of rear pastedown, some pages have not been opened, small brown stain on pages 6 & 7, very light browning towards edges of pages, some minor creases at fore-edge of some pages, small edge tear archivally taped at fore-edge of page leaf 45/46, light browning to edges of text block, minor rubbing on boards, very small bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has edge wear with some small chips and tears, heavy fading to spine colour and less on flap-folds, light water stain on spinesome scattered very light insect damage on surfaces. 2. Behind Dark Spaces has insect damage causing tiny holes ans paper loss at fore-edge of front free endpaper and a little on half-title page, very light browning towards edges of pages, a few scattered very small foxing marks, page leaves 12/13 & 14/15 poorly opened causing tears which are now archivally taped, three board corners are bumped with some migration into pages, very light browning/foxing to edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some small and tiny insect damage holes on front flap, light fading and browning to spine and flap-folds colour, two small dents/tears on front hinge, some edge wear with small tears and very small chips, light soiling. 3. A Wider Arc has minor foxing on front inside hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of boards, minor edge wear, light toning/foxing to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning, light edge wear/wrinkling and one small edge tear, slight fading to spine, some creases on spine, scattered foxing on inside surface, very light rubbing and soiling. All dust jackets are now in a mylar sleeve for further protection. Most of the letters and notes have been folded and have some light edge wrinkles/creases and light edge browning, one letter has staple holes, one letter has pin holes and rust mark. The funeral address has some insect damage at the bottom edge of the rear cover. 
Price: 675.00 USD
 
 
8 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
 
 
9 Fairclough, Steve, ed. (David Stanford, Allan Daniell, Uty Rohrs, Don Staddon, Charles Kiddle, Francis Kiddle, Ken Forster, Christine Earle, Ross Burden, Dickon Pollard, Jeff Dugdale, James Van der Linden, Richard West, Rich Warren, Tom Wilson>0 STAMP MAGAZINE. SEPTEMBER 2001. VOLUME 67, NO. 09.
IPC Country & Leisrure Media Focus Network, London, 2001. 
130 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: Belgica 2001 - show review; King George VI varieties (South Africa's KGVI postage dues and offici als); Walking on the Moon (Issues for the 12 men to set foot on the Moon); The Thurn & Taxis legend (The family behind Europe's 500-year-old postal system); Self-adhesives - Part One (Richard West on the rocky history of sticky stamps); Dia r y o f a n auction (The inside track on organising philatelic auctions); Exclusive! - A printing feat (How Enschede printed the new GB Nobel issues); The Nobel Prize winners (Tom Wilson highlights Nobel prize commemoratives); The Boxer rebellion ( Th e p os t al i t ems from a fierce Chinese conflict) + monthy departments (including article on the 1896 Russian state visit to France). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, small sof t b ump t o b ott om of fr on t cover - migrates into pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
INFANTRY REGIMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE HISTORY, DECORATIONS, HONORS AND COLORS OF EACH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN THE REGULAR ARMY., Gallagher, Kenneth S. and Pigeon, Robert L., editors.
10 Gallagher, Kenneth S. and Pigeon, Robert L., editors. INFANTRY REGIMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE HISTORY, DECORATIONS, HONORS AND COLORS OF EACH INFANTRY REGIMENT IN THE REGULAR ARMY.
Military Press, New York, 1986. 
351 pp, 4to (11 1/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517614944 "This book traces the distinguished history of America's Infantry Regiments as well as listing the honors and decorations that were earned during each regiments' campaigns. Each regiment is covered in comprehensive detail, including a complete historical lineage of each regiment and the individual battalions that were assigned to each of the parent regiment over the years, a complete list of campaigns - including Vietnam - in which each unit participated, and a list of all the decorations and honors given to each regiment. In addition, each regimental coat of arms is beautifully presented in full color with an accompanying description of the shield, crest and mot to . Finally, Medal of Honor winners are listed by regiment at the end of the text." Very small remainder dot on top of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight cigarette smoke odor, shallow bump on fore-edge of front board, light bro wni ng on edges of text block. Dust jacket has slight yelowing at edges, 1" shallow scuff/bump on front flap-fold, 2" scratch with some perforation on rear panel, two small edge tears archivally taped. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NORTHERN STARS:  THE ANTHOLOGY OF CANADIAN SCIENCE FICTION., Hartwell, David G. and Grant, Glenn, eds. (Spider Robinson, Charles de Lint, Terence M. Green, Phyllis Gotlieb, Lesley Choyce, William Gibson, et al.)
11 Hartwell, David G. and Grant, Glenn, eds. (Spider Robinson, Charles de Lint, Terence M. Green, Phyllis Gotlieb, Lesley Choyce, William Gibson, et al.) NORTHERN STARS: THE ANTHOLOGY OF CANADIAN SCIENCE FICTION.
Tor, New York, (1994), Ist edition. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2"), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312857470 "Complete with introductory notes and a comprehensive listing of Canadian science fiction award winners, (this book) is the definitive overview of science fiction's northern frontier and a valuable addition to any fan's library." Wrinkling at to/bottom of spine, tiny light stain on bottom of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small tear with creases. Very Good/Very G o o d 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ZEMKE'S WOLFPACK: THE 56th FIGHTER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II., Hess, William N.
12 Hess, William N. ZEMKE'S WOLFPACK: THE 56th FIGHTER GROUP IN WORLD WAR II.
Motorbooks International, Osceola, WI, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 10 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0879386223 "(T)he first complete narrative and photographic history of the top US fighter group in Europe during World War II: the 56th Fighter Group. Nicknamed Zemke's Wolfpack after their brilliant leader Hub ert ('Hub') Zemke, the 56th flew their massive red-nosed P-47 Thunderbolts to glory, shooting down 664.5 German aircraft. And though it was only one of fifteen figher groups in the Eight Air Force, the Wolfpack included five of the top ten Amer i c a n aces in the Mighty Eighth, including the number one and two aces: Francis ("Gabby") Gabreski and Robert S. Johnson. (This) is a mission-by-mission chronicle of all the Wolfpack's great air battles, all the victories, and all the losses. A ls o in cl uded are more than 200 photographs showing the 56th's pilots and their P-47 Thunderbolts with all the group's unique nose art and markings. And a detailed appendix lists all the group's aces, every confirmed victory, all the combat comma nde rs , D ist inguished Service Cross winners, and group markings." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS.  PART 2. THE ROYAL FUSILIERS (CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT) (FORMERLY 7TH FOOT), THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (FORMERLY 20TH FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS ON CIGARETTE & TRADE CARDS SERIES., Hunter, David J.
13 Hunter, David J. THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS. PART 2. THE ROYAL FUSILIERS (CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT) (FORMERLY 7TH FOOT), THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS (FORMERLY 20TH FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS ON CIGARETTE & TRADE CARDS SERIES.
David J. Hunter, Nottingham, 1999. 
56 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w reproductions. "The object of writing the books in the Famous Regiments Series is to illustrate the wide selection of both cigarette and trade cards that are available showing different Regiments and Corps of the British Army...This particular book, the sixth in the series, is the second part of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, and shows very clearly the full colour splendour of the uniforms, badges and Regimental Colours of the Royal Fusiliers (city of London Regiment) and The Lancashire Fusiliers...(also shows) card of many of the Victoria Cross winners and other leading personalities..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SAVING THE CHANNEL PORTS 1918., Joynt, W.D., V.C.
14 Joynt, W.D., V.C. SAVING THE CHANNEL PORTS 1918.
Wren, n.p., (1975). 
233 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "(Lieut.-Colonel W. D. Joynt, V.C.) begins by outlining the Australian role in the events of March, April and May 1918, when the British 2nd and 5th Armies were near collapse following the German Spring Offensive. Colonel Joynt's personal diary covering the period January to August 1918, here published in full, adds immediacy to the account of these days...gives the most vivid and accurate picture of the situation at this time, so far as the Ist (Australian) Division was concerned in it. The author summarizes the final days of World War I and, in an epilogue, relates some of his experiences of the British warmth towards Australian servicemen in the immediate postwar period." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bumps to bottom corners of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. VG/VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
15 King, Leslie J. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF GOLF. THE HAMILTON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, 1894 TO 1994.
Hamilton, Ontario Hamilton Golf and Country Club 1993 0969782306 / 9780969782308 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
158 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Golf Comes to the New World; The Hamilton Golf Club is Founded; Early Successes at the National Level; Up the Mountain to Ancaster; The Club's Golden Years; Five Outstanding Champions; A Changing of the Guard; From Shadow to Sunshine; Rounding out the Century; Appendices: Presidents and Captains; Club Champions; Winners of Trophy Competitions; References; Photo Credits; Index. Light waviness to top & bottom edges of text block, soft crease at top corner of pages 87 to 90. Dust jacket has light rubbing, moderate edge wrinkling with tiny tear on rear panel, a few faint line indentations on from panel, moderate color fading on spine and 2" strip of rear panel at spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BOYS IN BATTLE., Laffin, John.
16 Laffin, John. BOYS IN BATTLE.
Abelard-Schuman, London/New York, (1967). 
192 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Throughout history, boys of many nations have found themselves involved in battles of the armed forces, and it is to their credit that they have come through these ordeals with courage and endurance. The author of this book was himself a soldier as a boy - and as a man - and knows too much about war to find in it anything glorious. He feels however that the boys who fought so bravely in combat deserve to have their names and exploits recorded. He has delved deeply into history and into records to uncover some astonishing stories of gallantry, skill and audacity on the part of boys up to and including the age of 18. Here are the stories of teenage winners o f the highest decorations for bravery - the Victoria Cross, the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Legion d'honneur, the Iron Cross. On sea, land and in the air, youthful heroes accomplished deeds that verge on the incredible..." Very light edge wear to boards, number 5125 witten in ink on free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of pages. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears - some with creases, 1" chip from top of front hinge area, a few very small scuffs, and rubbing - wrap-around artwork, now protected in a mylar sleeve. VG/G- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
17 Leonetti, Mike. Forward by Frank Mahovlich. THE GAME WE KNEW: HOCKEY IN THE SIXTIES.
Vancouver Raincoast 1998 1551921987 / 9781551921983 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Harold Barkley, photograpy. 
118 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "The 1960s was a decade of major transition for the National Hockey League. Bitter rivalries were the order of the day, especially between Canada's two teams, as the Leafs and the Canadiens accounted for nine of the decade's Stanley Cup winners. The league doubled in size as new teams in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Oakland brought hockey to new fans throughout North America. Aging superstars like Maurice 'Rocket' Richard passed the torch to the next generation of stellar players such as Bobby Orr. Hall of Famers like Johnny Bower, Dave Keon, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk and Glenn Hall were at their peak. Through it all, innovative action photographer Harold Barkley was rinkside, recording for posterity the greatest moments of hockey in the sixties. To his stunning colour photographs, accomplished hockey writer Mike Leonetti adds intriguing, fact-filled captions and comments. (A) treasure trove for dedicated hockey fans as well as newcomers to the game." Previous owner's place, Christmas date and signature on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, some light creasing at top edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MY LIFE STORY.  Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS.  Plus: CARD., Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai.  Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell.
18 Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai. Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell. MY LIFE STORY. Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. Plus: CARD.
London The GURKHA WELFARE TRUSTS Stapled in Wraps Very Good Signed by Author
Unpaginated (20 pp), undated (c1978), 10" H. Signed on title page: "R B Limbu V.C. 12 Aug 78" then, in other hands: "Pipe Major 10 GR J. B. Rai / Pipe Major Yom Bahadur Gurung (QGE)". (GR = Gurkha Rifles / QGE = Queen's Gurkha Engineers.) B&w photographs. A short biography of Rambahadur Limbu's life before and during his time with the Gurkha Rifles, including the text of the Official Citation detailing how he came to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Also included: a pamphlet, 9" H, stapled in wraps, with colour and b&w photographs, "The Brigade of Gurkhas", with Foreword by Major General D G T Horsford, CBE DSO, Major General, The Brigade of Gurhkas, containing: Gurkha Origin and History; The Gurkha's Background; Gurkha recruitment and training; The Brigade of Gurhkas; The Brigade of Gurkhas Band Contingent 1971; The Gurkhas, Bravest of the Brave, by Sir Arthur Bryant; Gurkha VC's (up to 1945); Legendary - But true stories; The Pensioner's Song; Return to Civilian Life: The Gurkha Welfare Appeal. Plus: A colour card (6 1/16" H x 5 1/16" W) "6th Gurkha Rifles" after a water colour by Major A.C. Lovett, 1910 - signed on back: "Rambahadur Limbu V.C. / Capt Kaman Sing Gurung / Kesar Limbu". An interesting grouping of three items in total. Interiors - 'The Brigade of Gurkhas' has a faint dampness mark at bottom edge of last two pages and rear cover. Exteriors - 'My Life Story' has light soiling/rubbing on rear cover and very light edge wear, 'The Brigade of Gurkhas' has very light rubbing, very light tiny foxing marks and a few very small stains on front cover, very light edge wear, a few light wrinkles at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
19 Magee, Michael. Foreword by E.P. Taylor. CHAMPIONS.
Nelson Canada 1980 0176007733 / 9780176007737 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Pat Bayes, Photographs. 
191 pp, 11 3/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs. "In the long history of thoroughbred racing, there has never been a decade like the seventies. (It) opened with Northern Dancer's son Nijinsky II winning England's Triple Crown, the first horse to do so in thirty-five years. And in the United States, where the Triple Crown had gone unclaimed since 1948, the decade saw no less than three Triple Crown winners: Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed. From Ascot to Belmont to Woodbine and Chantilly, the great horses thrilled racing enthusiasts. 'Champions' traces the careers of these horses, explores their characters and capacities. These are stories of speed and courage, tenacity and strength." Contents: Foreword; Affirmed; Alleged; Allez France; Dahlia; Exceller; Forego; Grundy; Mill Reef; The Minstrel; Nijinsky II; Northern Dancer; Red Rum; Seattle Slew; Secretariat; Spectacular Bird; Troy; Youth; Epilogue; The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, 1979; A Portfolio of Races, Records and Bloodlines. Small light area of old tape glue at top/bottom edge od free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing to panels. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH PATIENT., Ondaatje, Michael.
20 Ondaatje, Michael. THE ENGLISH PATIENT.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1992 0771068867 / 9780771068867 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
307 pp, 9 1/4" H. First Canadian Edition (teale blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, unclipped dust jacket). Winner of the 1992 Booker Prize and the Golden Man Booker Prize (awarded in 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Booker Prize, with all 51 previous winners eligible). The book was made into a movie in 1996 and won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. "During the final moments of the Second World War, in a deserted Italian villa, four people come together: a young nurse, whose life is focused on her last remaining patient; an enigmatic thief, whose skills have made him one of the war's heroes as well as one of its casualties; an Indian soldier in the British Army, who is a bomb-disposal expert; and the English patient himself, whose past adventures and turbulent love affair in the North African desert before the war become the centre around which these people's past and present lives unfold." Light wrinkling at top bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very small faint stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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