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PIONEERS AND PROGRESS., Alix Clive Historical Club.  (Beatrice Parlby, Vera Barritt, Alice Nielsen, Alice Roland Simmons, Dr. A.E. Shore, et al.)
1 Alix Clive Historical Club. (Beatrice Parlby, Vera Barritt, Alice Nielsen, Alice Roland Simmons, Dr. A.E. Shore, et al.) PIONEERS AND PROGRESS.
Alberta, Canada Alix Clive Historical Club 1974 0919212433 / 9780919212435 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
880 pp, 10 5/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps - section on cattle brands. A local history of the Alberta district surrounding Alix and Clive. Contents: Foreword; A "Times' Passing"; A Bird's Eye View of History; I'll Be Remembering; Half-Breed Scrip; Lamerton; Mining Along the Red Deer; Content Memories; Medicine in Pioneer Days; Breaking Horses With Mont; Railways Through Alix - C.P.R. Station Agents - C.N.R. Agents; School Districts - General Articles & Family Histories (Alix / Alix (North) / Carroll / Clive / Hickling / Hopedale - Haynes / North Star / Open Valley and Carradale / Ripley / Sargent / Stanton / Stone / St. Patrick's / Westling); Pioneers Not Bound By School Districts; Brands; Index of Family Histories / General Index. Christmas gift inscription and faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some very minor color fading on rear board, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, small area of light soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 55.00 USD
BARBED LYRES:  CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE., Atwood, Margaret, foreword.  (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.)
2 Atwood, Margaret, foreword. (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.) BARBED LYRES: CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE.
Toronto Key Porter 1990 1550132520 / 9781550132526 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Aislin (Terry Mosher). 
112 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations by political cartoonist Aislin. "(W)inning entries and special celebrity submissions from a nationwide contest for satircal verse (judged by) author Margaret Atwood, columnist Allan Fotheringham and songwriter Nancy White. Over 100 of the best entries are featured. Also included are poems submitted by invitation from: Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Howard Engel, Don Harron, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Mavor Moore, Susan Musgrave, Eric Nichol, Charles Pachter, Robert Priest, Al Purdy, Erika Ritter, Robin Skelton, et al." A 1/2" dia raised area under the front pastedown endpaper - causes a same size shallow dent in first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and top of front hinge, minor edge wrinkling at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
3 Barker, Clive. Inscribed. THE THIEF OF ALWAYS.
HarperPrism, (New York, 1977), 2nd printing. 
226 pp, Trade paperback. Boldly inscribed by author on title page, 'To Chris, Best Wishes Clive Barker'. When Harvey finds life almost too boring to bear, he meets a goblin-like stranger who offers him an escape. Holiday House is magical and seems to provide neverending fun, however..."when darkness falls at Holiday House, every night is Halloween - filled with deadly terror. And Harvey discovers the final horrifying secret...Dozens of children have gone into Holiday House, but not one has ever come out." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edge wear, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
Toronto Ryerson Press 1936 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
187 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w tissue-covered photograph frontispiece, b&w plates, 1 colour plate. A biography of the Canadian artist, James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), detailing his nomadic life spent in Europe, North Africa, the West Indies and Canada, his work, associations and friendships (including Henri Matisse and Somerset Maugham). Includes a "Catalogue Raisonne" (divided geographically) and a "General Index". Interior - a very soft bump to top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very soft crease at top corner of covers, light soiling on covers, a faint 2" line indention on front cover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
London Clive Bingley 1969 0851570631 / 9780851570631 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; Canadian libraries, 1900-1960; Reference and research library resources; Provincial and regional public library systems; Envoi: The Canadian library in the 21st century; Directories and guides; Select bibliography; References; Index. "(R)eviews the 65-year growth of Canadian professional library associations and the slow rise in the number and quality of Canadian library services. The development of the National Library in Ottawa, which took more than 30 years to bring about, is recorded. Of intrest at the present time are observations of the part which the new information technology is playing in libraries and documentation services in Canada and the role which can be expected from them in the 21st century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny holes and surface paper loss on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Cassell 1956 First Editions, First Printings. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
4 volume set, all first printings of the first edition, in unclipped dust jackets showing price of 30s. Net, Red cloth with gilt lettering on spines, top edges faded to pink, 9 3/4" H. Volume I. The Birth of Britain - 416 pp, 1956, "tells the story of our island from pre-history to the Battle of Bosworth; it describes the strife and turmoil inevitable in the making of a nation. When the volume begins, tribal law was supreme; when it ends, Britain had become a nation and stood on the threshold of those adventures overseas which were to make an empire and to give mankind a lingua franca." Volume II. The New World - 344 pp, 1956, "Far-reaching events took place in the two centuries covered by this volume. The New World of the American continent was discovered and settled by European adventure. In the realms of speculation and belief, poetry and art, other new worlds were opend to the human spirit. Between 1485 and 1688 the English people began to spread out over all the globe." Volume III. The Age of Revolution - 332 pp, 1957, "The hundred-and-twenty-five years covered by this volume are among the richest in modern history. They are filled with great captains - Sir Winston's own illustrious forebear Marlborough, Wolfe, Clive, Nelson and Wellington; with great statesmen - Walpole, Chatham and Pitt; with great writers, philosophers and scientists. Huge territories changed hands as the British Empire was forged in the heat of the continuing struggle. Vast areas, particularly in the Pacific Ocean, were brough for the first time beneath the hand of man. New lands were settled, and new countries born." Volume IV. The Great Deomocracies - 322 pp, 1958, "takes the history of the English-speaking peoples from the days of peace which followed the downfall of Napoleon to the death of Queen Victoria and the beginning of our present era. The British Empire at its highest peak; the creation of the Dominions and the first steps towards the British Commonwealth of Nations; the industrial revolution; the startling expansion of the United States and their rise to world power, interrupted only by the savage slaughter of the Civil War; these events alone have made the nineteenth century one of the most decisive in the history of mankind." Very light edge wear on boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine larger bump at bottom of spine of vol. II, some very small or small corner bumps on some boards, three volumes have small soft bump at top corner of some or most pages, very small dent on front board of vol. IV. Dust jackets have light browning on spines - lighter on flap-folds and at top edge of flaps, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge, very small dent on front panel of vol. IV, two small light water stains on spine of vol. II, light brown stain on spine of vol III, two small very light stains on front panel of vol. I and some tiny foxing marks on rear panel, small crease across spine of vol. I, 1" tear at bottom for front hinge of vol. III. All dust jackets are protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 275.00 USD
7 Corneille, John, Major. Edited with introduction by Michael Edwardes. JOURNAL OF MY SERVICE IN INDIA.
London Folio Society 1966 Hard Cover Very Good B.S. Biro. 
181 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). Bound in full brown cloth with an etching in black; endpapers with the coats of arms of George II and the East India Company. Brown slipcase. "The frontispiece reproduces a page from the original manuscript, which was compiled between 1754 and 1757. This is the first publication of the diary, which was discovered in France in the early 1960s. Val Biro's 14 scraperboard illustrations consist of 11 headpieces, two cartouches (each used on one of the divisional titles for the two parts of the book), and the title-page vignette. The etching used on the binding shows Fort Saint George at Madras, and was made at around the time Corneille was in India." Map of Plassy. Previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very small bump at bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has light edge rubbing, small rear corner bump, three tiny/small light stains, wear at top/bottom front edges and for 1" on side bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
8 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
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
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1971, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 024664043X B&w plates, maps. "There has never been a company like the East India Company: it ruled over nearly one-fifth of the world's population, possessed its own army and navy, its own c ivil service, and even its own church. It became the greatest military power in Asia and had a revenue larger than that of Great Britain itself. This is the story of the London merchants who, in their persistent and dogged quest for trade w i t h t h e East, struggled with misunderstanding and suspicion, rivalry with the French and the collapse of the authority of the Indian emperors. The Company brought the brilliant military conquests of men like Robert Dlive and Warren Hastings, an d th e a cq ui sitions of Sir Stamford Raffles and men who spent their entire careers in its service. There were the conquests of the Wellesleys, the intrigues and battles for power with the British government, the prejudice and envy inspired b y t he re tu rn hom e o f wealthy retired employees, and the compromise which ended in the appointment of government selected Governors-General. The story of the East India Company is one of adventure, triumph and disaster, pride and loyalty, that spa ns more th an two hund red years of British history: it is also the story of the foundation of the British Empire in India." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. Very Good/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
ROBERT CLIVE., Garrett, Richard.  (Robert Clive.)
11 Garrett, Richard. (Robert Clive.) ROBERT CLIVE.
Arthur Baker, London, (1976). 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "There were many different Clives. The gentle lover his wife knew; the fearless and often unorthodox army leader; the astute polititician who tangled with the directors of the East India Company; and the generous, dutiful son who so frequently came to the aid of his economically inept father. In his excellent biography, Richard Garrett considers all of them. He traces Clive's spectacular career from its early days on the battlefields to the years of power, when he could enthrone or depose an Indian prince according to the needs of the moment. The author describes such battles as Plassey and the siege of Arcot, and he deals with the tragic climax at the end of Cl ive's ca reer when Parliament very nearly brought about his ruin..." 3" sq. area of very light browning on free front endpaper - probably caused by previous owners bookplate. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two very small closed tears. VG/ VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
PLASSEY 1757:  CLIVE OF INDIA'S FINEST HOUR.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 35., Harrington, Peter.  General editor, David G. Chandler.
12 Harrington, Peter. General editor, David G. Chandler. PLASSEY 1757: CLIVE OF INDIA'S FINEST HOUR. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 35.
(Osprey, London, 1994). 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "Set against a background of intrigue, oriental dissimulation and downright treachery, the story of Plassey has all the ingredients of fiction - Anglo-French rivalry for domination of trade in the vastly rich subcontinent; the 'atrocity' of the Black Hole of Calcutta; a fog-enshrouded march through the very middle of a Bengali army; and finally a battle won by will-power and nerve against enormous odds. Peter Harrington prefaces his colourful account with the story of the siege of Arcot, during which Clive won his spurs." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of textblock, light yellowing to covers and edges of textblock, light waviness to top of textblock, flat uncreased spine. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Queen's Printer 1984 0774389648 / 9780774389648 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
668 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The OPP came into existence (in 1909) with a total strength of fifty-one men, of whom forty-four were constables deployed across the vast province. By the end of World War I in 1918, only twenty-six constables were still serving with the force, but returning veterans were sought for enlistment with the provincials and the force grew, assuming every-increasing responsibilities for policing the province. Liquor law enforcement during the rumrunning days of the 1920s, and the creation of a highway patrol in 1930 played major parts in the evolution of the provincial police. The story of the OPP includes tales of murder, sabotage, corruption, and political influences. There were relief expeditions to the north in the wake of devastating forest fires, and confrontations with hoboes, harvesters, and loafers. Violent crimes, jail-breaks, war services, and industrial disputes all had to be contended with, and not a few members of the provincial police were killed in the performance of their duties over the years. 'Hepburn's Private Army' and 'Drew's Gestapo' gave rise to much criticism of the provincials, and embarrassing Royal Commissions did little to enhance the image or the morale of Ontario's finest. Despite the challenges to its continued existence, the OPP has emerged today as one of the finest, best equipped, and most brilliantly led police forces in the world." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT, 1914-1918., Hughes, Matthew & Seligmann, Matthew, Editors (Brian Bond, Peter Simkins, William Philpott, J.M. Bourne, David Jordan, Annika Mombauer, Robert T. Foley, David Woodward, James F. Gentsch, Keith M. Wilson, Denise J. Poynter, Ian F.W. Beckett, Matthew Stibb)
14 Hughes, Matthew & Seligmann, Matthew, Editors (Brian Bond, Peter Simkins, William Philpott, J.M. Bourne, David Jordan, Annika Mombauer, Robert T. Foley, David Woodward, James F. Gentsch, Keith M. Wilson, Denise J. Poynter, Ian F.W. Beckett, Matthew Stibb) LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT, 1914-1918.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2000 0850527511 / 9780850527513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "(E)xamines the often stormy relationships (of the generals and politicians of the Great War), portraying the decision-making process on both sides. Many of the individuals involved remain household names today over eighty years on: Douglas Haig, Ferdinand Foch, David Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson and the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II. The results of their endeavours led to the now legendary carnage in Gallipoli, on the Somme, in the mud of Flanders and the frozen heights of the Alps. How did these great men conduct their relationships and decision-making? To answer this, the chapters range widely to look at the Home Front, the Western Front and America at war. They also deal with the role of royalty and sideshows such as Italy, where Britian and France came to the aid of faltering allies. In all of this, defeat or victory would be decided by the most forceful and dynamic leaders willing to listen to and accept the wisest counsel. (This book) brings together the works of distinguished authorities on this ever-fascinating period and adds significantly to our understanding of the often complex relationships at play." Minor browning to edges of textblock, two tiny edge tears with crease at top of page 139/140 - archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Hutchinson, London, 1986, first edition. 
300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091555906 B&w plates. "For more than 250 years Mayfair has been the best address in London - rivalled now by Belgravia but still a glamorous and desirable place in which to live and work. I n this century it has had a glittering image as the playground of high society, and Mayfair is still shorthand for a moneyed way of life, though these days the money comes mainly from expense accounts and Middle East oil wells. And the des i r a b l e p roperties in the glossy ads in 'Country Life' and 'Tatler' are more likely to be offices than private homes. From its raffish Restoration origins this has been an area which boasted an extraordinary mixture of residents, from member s of C ha rl es II ' s court to Clive of India, Beau Brummell, Mrs Fitzherbert (who secretly married the Prince Regent in the drawing-room of a house in Park Street), through eminent Victorians like Disraeli and Florence Nightingale to plutocrats l ike Ba rne y B arn a to an d J.P. Morgan, and leaders of pre-war society like the Mountbattens and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Until the late nineteenth century it was also a village of all the talents, a cross-section of society where aristocrats and art isan s li ved back t o b ack a nd their neighbours included politicans, playwrights, poets and craftsmen. Finally, in this fascinating social history, Carol Kennedy looks hard at post-war Mayfair; at what happens on the real-life Monopol y bo ard w hen t he le ases fall in ." Slig ht darkening to top of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
MORRICE:  A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED., Laing, G. Blair.  Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs.
16 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
GIFTS TO LAST: CHRISTMAS STORIES FROM THE MARITIMES AND NEWFOUNDLAND., Learning, Walter, selected by.  (L.M. Montgomery, Deirdre Kessler, Alistair MacLeod, Tessie Gilliis, David Richard Adams, Clive Doucet, Carol Bruneau, Lawrence O'Toole, Alden Nowlan, Helen Fogwill Porter, Joseph Sherman, Ray Guy, M.T. Dohaney, et al
17 Learning, Walter, selected by. (L.M. Montgomery, Deirdre Kessler, Alistair MacLeod, Tessie Gilliis, David Richard Adams, Clive Doucet, Carol Bruneau, Lawrence O'Toole, Alden Nowlan, Helen Fogwill Porter, Joseph Sherman, Ray Guy, M.T. Dohaney, et al GIFTS TO LAST: CHRISTMAS STORIES FROM THE MARITIMES AND NEWFOUNDLAND.
Fredericton, NB Goose Lane 1996 086492206X / 9780864922069 2nd Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
212 pp, square small 8vo (7 1/2" x 7 1/2"). "Christmas a-glitter, Christmas on a shoestring, Christmas wrecked, Christmas salvaged, Christmas in the city, village and country, in church and shopping mall and barn - they 're all here, in stories by the best writers in the Maritimes and Newfoundland. Walter Learning's Christmas treat opens with 'Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves', from 'Anne of Green Gables'. Stars such as Alistair MacLeod and Antoine Maillet join their voices with regional favourites including Herb Curtis, Deirdre Kessler, and Helen Fogwill Porter. Goose Lane's own adaptation of David Adams Richards's screenplay 'Small Gifts' is published here for the first time. Grahame Wood's adaptation of Gordon Pinsent's pilot for the CBC-TV series ' A Gift to Last' ends this fulfilling celebration." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
WILD MARY: THE LIFE OF MARY WESLEY., Marnham, Patrick.  (Mary Wesley).
18 Marnham, Patrick. (Mary Wesley). WILD MARY: THE LIFE OF MARY WESLEY.
Chatto & Windus, London, 2006, first edition. 
289 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0701179910 B&w plates. "She was born Mary Farmar, related to the Duke of Wellington, and grew up a rebel who believed that she was her mother's least favourite child. Like many girls of her background, she married for escape. - In the late 1930s, she began a fascination with Heinz Ziegler, a Czech university professor and wartime air gunner; his brother, Paul, later a Benedictine monk, also fell under her spell. - At the outb r e ak of the Second World War she was, as she put it, 'roped into Intelligence', where she worked on breaking codes. MI5 and her rackety life during the Blitz eventually inspired her novels ('Jumping the Queue', 'The Camomile Lawn', 'Not That Sort o f Girl', 'A Sensible Life', etc.), many of which were concerned with multiple wartime love affairs. She wrote about the atmosphere of the home front and how the imminence of death loosened inhibitions - her fiction was as sexy and as candid as s he wa s herself. She drew on her eccentric friends and her love of Cornwall and the West Country, while the darkness of her novels was illuminated by a caustic sense of the ridiculous. Her style has been described as arsenic without the old lace. (T his ) is a remarkable book about a woman who was courageous, sensual, talented and ruthless. Readers will enjoy her story not only for its witty anecdotes and devastating one-liners, but also for the intimate portrait it builds of a multi-layer ed p erso nality in which much was hidden." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's place, date and signature on half-title page; light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling and wear at top.bottom of spi ne an d fla p-folds, some edge wrinkling - mainly along top edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1932. 
322 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Ex - mission school library. 4 maps in text, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Prologue; The Genesis of the Problem; West and East; The Anglo-French D uel; The East India Company (1600 to 1784); The English Company and the Indian States; Territorial Expansion (1785 to 1805); Territorial Expansion and Social Reform (1805 to 1835); The Problem of the Frontier; 'Making a People'; The Mutiny ; T h e I n d i a of the Queen; The Problem of Education; Constitutional Evolution (1858 to 1909); The Problem of Defence; The War and After; The Round Table Conference and After; Epilogue; Chronological Table; Select Bibliography; Index. Ex - mi ss i on s ch o ol l ib ra ry copy. Previous owner's bookplate and small presentation card on front pastedown - both have black ink check mark on them, previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, very light browning and minor soiling to end pap er s, app rox . 3" x 5 " a rea of very light glue residue/soiling on rear pastedown, light wrinkling to edges of rear pastedown, light browning to edges of textblock - top of textblock darkened, light wear/wrinkling/fraying at top/bottom of spi ne, a f ew ligh t so il ing mar ks o n bo ards, boards are slightly bowed, light to moderate edge wear, two small white letters on spine. Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1974 0030129117 / 9780030129117 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
582 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Map endpapers, B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "From the time of Clive to the violent days of Partition in 1947, British power in India was dependent upon the Indian Army. Only once was the link between the British officers and the Indian soldiers broken - at the brutal explosion of the Indian Mutiny in 1857; but even that apparently fatal rift was healed. (This book) examines the relationship between the Indian soldiers and their officers: what made them endure hardship, risk wounding and sometimes go to a certain death; their sense of duty and service, loyalty to the regiment and to the distant Crown. Dwelling sometimes on a campaign, sometimes on an episode in the course of a battle, sometimes on the story of one regiment or one man, Philip Mason tells the eventful and often dramatic story of the Indian Army. What emerges is a picture of an institution whose strength rested finally on a concept of personal honour." Faint cigarette odor, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, moderate to heavy creases at top/bottom edges of front panel. small tear at bottom of front hinge and front flap-fold, spine and flap-folds have browning. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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