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STRENGTH OF METAL AIRCRAFT ELEMENTS.  ANC-5 BULLETIN.
1 STRENGTH OF METAL AIRCRAFT ELEMENTS. ANC-5 BULLETIN.
Washington Munitions Board Aircraft Committee, Subcommittee on Air Force-Navy-Civil Aircraft Design Criteria 1951 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H. Figures, tables. ANC-5 June 1951 Ammendment-1, 9 April 1952 taped in at rear. Chapter headings: General; Steel; Aluminum Alloys; Magnesium Alloys; Miscellaneous Metals. Interior - previous owner has updated, asterisked and neatly written cross references in black ink on some pages; small tear at top edge of pages 115 to end of book - archivally taped; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - previous owner's name in ink at top of front cover, one small corner crease on front cover, one small edge tear archivally taped at top of rear cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
2 Armitage, Michael. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
London Brockhampton 1996 1860198511 / 9781860198519 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weap- onry of aerial warfare. It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft, but there was the immediate threat of stringent post-war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control. The Chief of Air Staff, Trenchard, needed a successful example of the potential of air power in order to guarantee future funding, and it came in the RAF air-policing role in the Near East. The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years', despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearm-ament in both aircraft and ground forces, the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes one third of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout the Second World War, acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces. Chapters cover the lean years from 1940 to 1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts, through the gradual build-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final, comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-1945 mark the high point of RAF history, but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft, the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwealth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from 'superpower' status. This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force, the slow decline in British research and development, the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. The history of the RAF is fully detailed up to the present as one receding threat causes significant change in the number and type of aircraft needed to face the perceived new problems posed by developing nations." Tiny scuff on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, very small dint on rear hinge, two tiny dints on rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Lord. SCOUTING FOR BOYS: A HANDBOOK FOR INSTRUCTION IN GOOD CITIZENSHIP THROUGH WOODCRAFT.
London C. Arthur Pearson 1941 Twentieth Edition. Soft Cover Good+ 
340 pp + 10 pp advertisements, 7 1/4" H. Khaki cloth on paper covers with dark blue lettering & decoration on covers/spine. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: Scoutcraft; Campaigning; Camp Life; Tracking; Woodcraft, or Knowledge of Animals and Nature; Endurance for Scouts, or How to be Strong; Chivalry of the Knights; Saving Life, or How to Deal with Accidents; Patriotism, or Our Duties as Citizens; Notes for Instructors. Interior - book light cracked at spine in two places - pages are holding firmly, light corner creases on first 12 pages. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, soft creases on front cover, spine is concave with light creasing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
4 Bamfield, Veronica. ON THE STRENGTH: THE STORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY WIFE.
London Charles Knight 1974 0853142319 / 9780853142317 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
223 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "British army wives 'on the strength' have campaigned alongside their men since the earliest days of the standing army. They have had to maintain their marriages and some semblance of home life on camps and stations in every quarter of the world, during peace and war. (The author) brings alive for us stories of heroines whose love and loyalty helped resign them to taking second place to the Army in their husband's lives, and enabled them to keep house and bring up children in alien and often dangerous surroundings. She discusses snobberies and superstitions, traditions and taboos, and with wit and humour treats the 'colonels' ladies and Judy O'Gradys' alike. History, anecdote and personal reminiscences are combined in this book, which includes vivid extracts from letters, diaries and memoirs, some of which have not previously been published. Many of the book's illustrations are provided from a unique collection of photographs taken by a pioneer of photography, Henry Wood - Veronica Bamfield's grandfather - in the course of his military career." Very light browning to pages, very small foxing mark in margin of page 87, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, light browning to top inside edge, light to moderate fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, very small area of surface paper loss and a small ghost sticker mark at bottom of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945., Barclay, Glen St. J.
5 Barclay, Glen St. J. THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1976, first edition. 
276 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297771256 B&w plates. "(A) study of the military strength of Britain and her Empire during the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Dr Barclay evaluates the contributions of Aus tralia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, and the changing roles played by the colonies during times of crisis. He explains British attitudes to colonial troops - Australian indiscipline and New Zealand thoroughness - and the lack of diplomacy on the part of British military leaders when dealing with their colonial counterparts. After the South Africa War the British government should have seen clearly the advantages of an Empire Military Force, but reports on empire defence from eminen t naval officers such as Fanshawe and Jellicoe were repeatedly ignored. The colonies themselves all reacted differently to the threat of war. Australia was often at odds with New Zealand - the former worried about defending her own vulnerable coa st line, the latter primarily concerned to maintain friendly relationships with Britain; Canada was slow to become involved - but Canadian troops were a stirring sight, well-disciplined fighting men who obeyed their superiors without question; South Af rica made little contribution to the war effort, although her Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, gained great favour with the British Government by always agreeing, in principle, to every new plan put forward by the British. Dr Barclay has written an o utst anding account of the achievements of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and twentieth century, using a vast number of published and unpublished sources." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; lig ht ed ge wear; tiny bump on top edge of front board; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear with some tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge w rinkling at top edge and bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE:  A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS.  (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.), Barke, James.
6 Barke, James. THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE: A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS. (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1953, 1st edition. 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "....gives a vivid picture of Robert Burns at the height of his creative powers, acclaimed as Scotland's national bard and yet bitterly aware of the empty glory of that fame so far as any worth-while improvement in his immediate prospects are concerned. He has left the scene of his brief triumph in the Edinburgh drawing-rooms. He is a farmer again, trying to wrest a living from the grudging soil of Ellisland . . . H e h a s very much on his mind the cares of a wife and family, for whom he is determined to make a home. Through these pages the sterling worth of Jean Armour shines like a star. Bonnie Jean has hitherto had scant justice paid to her by b io gr ap he rs . He re her character is limned with admiration and affection. One understands the strength of the bond between her and Burns, and how it could withstand the devastating impact of Burns's infatuation for Anna Park, the golden-haire d H ebe of th e G lo b e T ave rn in Dumfries....But the story is concerned too with Burns's intellectual development, not only as a poet but as a thinker peculiarly sensitive to the fresh political breezes that are blowing in so strongly from Fra nce. ...T he b ook ends wi th the aba ndonment of the farm and of the life he had known since boyhood, the never-ending struggle with the land; already the shadow of his last tragic years in Dumfies lies darkly across his path...." Four very sma ll in k che ck ma rks on ve rso of dedic ation page, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, one very small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to color at bottom edge s and on spi ne - s ligh t fadi ng a t t op edg es, bo ok slightly cocked. Dust jacket has small chips/tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 1" piece missing at bottom of rear panel, two small areas of surface paper loss on rear p anel, l ight ru bbing and so iling - m ainly o n rear panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
7 Barris, Ted. RODEO COWBOYS: THE LAST HEROES.
Edmonton, Alberta Executive Sport Publications 1971 0919035094 / 9780919035096 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Photography by Robert Semeniuk. 
144 pp, oblong (8 9/16" H x 10 1/16" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "Rodeo is perhaps the world's greatest test of physical endurance and raw heroism. It is the participant, the cowboy, who has excited both young and old for decades. Year in and year out, these men test their strength against the power of animals in such rodeo events as steer wrestling and bronc riding. Sometimes they are rewarded for their efforts by a winning time, but often they receive little more than the appreciative applause of an enthusiastic audience before heading down the road to the next rodeo. What motivates these men to keep up such a grueling schedule? What has kept the tradition alive for so long? Through the combined effort of a gifted writer and an expert photographer, the exciting and entertaining world of the rodeo cowboy comes alive." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling - crease at bottom edge of rear flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY MAN.  A SELECTION OF HIS CYCLING ARTICLES REPRINTED FROM THE "AYRSHIRE POST" AND INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL., Bell, David E.T.  Compiled and edited  by  P. Blane, S.J. Hourston and J.B. Gambles.
8 Bell, David E.T. Compiled and edited by P. Blane, S.J. Hourston and J.B. Gambles. THE HIGHWAY MAN. A SELECTION OF HIS CYCLING ARTICLES REPRINTED FROM THE "AYRSHIRE POST" AND INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL.
Ayr Ayrshire Post 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- S.J. Hourston. Inscribed
200 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To John / From Jackie Bryden" and with an additional notation "Xmas 1970" perhaps in another hand. David Bell's (d. 1965) articles on road cycling are set mainly in Scotland, but extend to England, Ireland and the Continent. Also included are some nature notes. "Davie's interest in the bicycle started in 1927 when, encouraged by Jackie Bryden, the late Andrew Shearer and the late Tom McKean of Ayr Health and Strength Club, he became a week-end cyclist. On his first run with Jackie Bryden he pedalled from Prestwick to Stirling and back on a 'sit up and beg' upright bicycle, a distance of over 100 miles." From the biographical note. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small air bubbles on front board and one slightly larger one on the rear board, tiny slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top edge with tiny chips/tears mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, light wrinkling at bottom edge with two very tiny tears, browning to spine and light browning to edges and flap-folds, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
9 Block, Francesca Lia. Cover art by Suza Scalora. THE ROSE AND THE BEAST: FAIRY TALES RETOLD. (SNOW / TINY / GLASS / CHARM / WOLF / ROSE / BONES / BEAST / ICE)
Joanna Cotler / HarperCollins, New York, 2000, 2nd printing. 
229 pp,7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060281294 "With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out. Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place. - A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of her past, finally finds release from its curse. - And Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men. - Within these s i n g u l a r , timeless landscapes, the brutal and the magical collide, and the heroine triumphs because of the strength she finds in a pen, a paintbrush, a lover, a friend, a mother, and finally, in herself." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine . D us t ja ck et h as very minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SPIRIT OF PLACE: LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND., Bolger, Francis W.P.
10 Bolger, Francis W.P. SPIRIT OF PLACE: LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1982 0195403894 / 9780195403893 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photographs by Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay. 
86 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour photographs. "Lucy Maud Montgomery, the world-famous author of 'Anne of Green Gables', had a deep and passionate affection for the pastoral serenity and tranquil beauty of her native Island. (This) is a pictorial study of the Prince Edward Island that Lucy Maud knew and loved. Passages from her autobiography and from her voluminous personal correspondence supply the text prepared by Francis W.P. Bolger, and the photographs have been taken specially to illustrate the landscape she described. Word and picture together portray the Island that was always Lucy Maud Montgomery's inspiration and strength." Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, minor rubbing, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LAKONIA., Bond, Geoffrey.
11 Bond, Geoffrey. LAKONIA.
Oldbourne, London, 1966, first edition. 
200 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, frontispiece. "During the evening of 19 December 1963 the twin-screw Motor Ship 'Lakonia' slid through the grey waters of the Solent, bound for sunshine and warmer seas. Her hull and superstructure gleamed like 'a newly iced Christmas cake, for she had been recently overhauled and completely redecorated'. (651) passengers were aboard the liner for her Christmas cruise --- The 'Lakonia' began to burn on Sunday, 22 Decem b e r . Four days later she was a pitiful, smoke-grimed wreck, wallowing at the mercy of the waves. On Sunday, 29 December - just a week after the initial diaster - she slid beneath the waters of the North Atlantic to her last resting-place. (Th is ) is t he story of unfortunate, originally minor circumstances, slowly building up until they finally overwhelmed the ship, her crew and passengers. But the pattern of crew and passenger heroism is at least as great as that of any perhaps more dra ma tic di saster. Reluctant to leave the ship, the crew - and many passengers - tried desperately to overcome events and save her. There was no panic - from first to last. Air-sea-rescue, radio, telephone, and computers went into action to s ave tho se i n pe ril on the sea - and it was the first time that the system of A.M.V.E.R. (Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Report), had been used in any major shipping disaster. Ships of all nationalities sped towards the stricken liner. The B riti sh f reigh ter ' Montcalm', the Argentine 'Salta', the Pakistani 'Mehi' - and then there was the ship that passed 'Lakonia' by in her hour of need ---. (This) is a graphic account of the strength and bravery of ordinary persons under threat of deat h. I t is a n open , objective and factual reconstruction of what happened." Wrinkling at bottom of spine, light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling and a few tiny edge tears, ver y ligh t rubb ing. V ery Goo d/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
OUR INTELLECTUAL STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS / 'ENGLISH-CANADIAN LITERATURE' / 'FRENCH-CANADIAN LITERATURE., Bourinot, John George; Marquis, Thomas Guthrie; Roy, Camille.  Introduction by Clara Thomas.
12 Bourinot, John George; Marquis, Thomas Guthrie; Roy, Camille. Introduction by Clara Thomas. OUR INTELLECTUAL STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS / 'ENGLISH-CANADIAN LITERATURE' / 'FRENCH-CANADIAN LITERATURE.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1973. 
489 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. "These three works, displaying marked differences in purpose, tone, and effect, are all classics of Canadian literary and cultural criticism. John George Bourinot was a man of letters, an Imperialist, and a bic ulturalist, who was confident of his knowledge of the Canadian identity and felt it to be his public mission to align reality with his own personal vision. Writing in 1893 to the elite represented by the members of the Royal Society, he d e s c r i b e d h is work as 'a monograph on the intellectual development of the Dominion', describing 'the progress of culture in a country still struggling with the difficulties of the material development of half a continent'. Two decades later , Th om as G ut hr ie Ma rquis and Camille Roy wrote what were, in contrast, specialized assignments, contributions to the compendium history, 'Canada and Its Provinces' (1913). Addressing a far larger audience, and treating a vastly enlarged bod y of Can adi an lit era tur e , t heir work comes much closer to contemporary scholarship, with greater clarity, organization, and sheer bulk of information, but with the loss of some of the charm and assurance of Bourinot's wide sweep. In further co ntr ast to B our inot 's d eter mi ned biculturalism and will to unity, Roy and Marquis' essays display vivid differences in the emotional allegiances and convictions of the founding cultures. Marquis starts by asking the question, 'Has Canada a vo ice of h er ow n in lite ratur e dis tin ct f rom that of England?'; Roy treats French-Canadian literature in its Roman Catholic contexts." Interior - one small dog-ear crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - l ight to m oderat e bro wning, light brown ing on sp ine and on rear cover, light browning on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
13 Bowen, Gail. DEADLY APPEARANCES. A JOANNE KILBOURN MYSTERY.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1990 0888947038 / 9780888947031 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. "It's a hot August day at a political picnic on the Canadian prairies. Andy Boychuk, the newly elected leader of the province's opposition party, is preparing to speak. All of the key people in his life - family, friends, enemies - are waiting expectantly. He walks to the lectern, pours a glass of water, drinks, and collapses. Within seconds, he is dead. Joanne Kilbourn, Andy's speechwriter, is stunned, but she is no stranger to sudden death. In the hours after Andy's murder, she relives the anguish she felt years earlier when her husband was brutally killed by a complete stranger. As Joanne begins to delve into Andy Boychuk's past, she unexpectedly enters a world of concealed passions and sexual intrigue. Then someone decides to stop her. By her own assessment, Joanne is an ordinary Canadian woman - and that is her strength. She works hard, has a wry sense of humour and leads the hectic life of a single mother. Although tough minded enough to make her way in the cutthroat world of provincial politics, she is not by nature a risk-taker or an adventurer. But when she sees her world threatened by chaos and violence, she decides to take action to restore order and a measure of decency." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STAND ON GUARD:  THE SEARCH FOR A CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY., Brewin, Andrew.
14 Brewin, Andrew. STAND ON GUARD: THE SEARCH FOR A CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1965, first edition. 
140 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In today's nuclear era, in a world now spending roughly $120 billion annually preparing for war, all other questions fade into insignificance in comparison with the problem of preventing conflict. Yet in this race toward annihilation Canada, with a limited budget and modest military strength, could carve for herself a new, significant and perhaps decisive role, if her military and political leaders could set aside tradition-bound c o n c e p t s , concentrating instead on the unique position Canada can hold on a world scale. Penetrating to the heart of our 'defence muddle', stripping away the military jargon that surrounds military discussions, Mr. Brewin traces Canada's m il it ar y ro le s in ce the formation of NATO in 1949, shows why the United States' concept of 'massive retaliation' has lost all practical meaning, and urges Canada to divorce herself from policies which are obsolete, provocative, and meaningles s. Sp eak in g a s o ne of the political leaders whose thoughts may play a major role in shaping this country's defence policies in the future, he outlines with persuasive clarity the factors which make it imperative for Canada to abandon tactical nu clea r we apo ns a nd c onc ent rate on developing a compact, efficient, highly mobile non-nuclear fighting force capable of tackling 'brushfire wars' anywhere in the world." Slight bump at bottom of front hinge/spine, minor wrinkle at top of spin e, ti ny di nt o n bot tom o f re ar b oard. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light browning/foxing on flap-folds, spine and parts of panels; light rubbing; very small color scuff on rear hinge; two tiny tears - one with creases. V ery G ood/Ve ry Goo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIRCRAFT WOODWORK PROTECTIVE COATINGS.  (WOODWORKING TOOLS / AIRCRAFT WOODWORK / PROTECTION OF AIRPLANE PARTS / COVERING AND DOPING AIRPLANE SURFACES.)  607, Brimm, Daniel J.
15 Brimm, Daniel J. AIRCRAFT WOODWORK PROTECTIVE COATINGS. (WOODWORKING TOOLS / AIRCRAFT WOODWORK / PROTECTION OF AIRPLANE PARTS / COVERING AND DOPING AIRPLANE SURFACES.) 607
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1939 Hard Cover Very Good 
57 pp + 42 pp +66 pp +40 pp (four sections), 7 3/4" H. Black simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering, borders on front board. Marbled endpapers, b&w illustrations. Woodworking Tools Contents: Use of Woodworking Tools; Hand Cutting Tools; Boring Tools; Hand Finishing Tools; Sawing Machines; Surface Machines and Sanders; Sharpening Tools; Grinding Wheels; Oilstones; Sharpening Knife-Edged Tools; Woodworking Practice. Aircraft Woodwork Contents: Wood Airplane Structures; Properties of Wood; Construction of Airplane Parts; Examples of Aircraft Woodwork. Protection of Airplane Parts Contents: Devices and Methods; Wood Surfaces; Metal Surfaces; Spray Painting of Airplane Surfaces; Spray Guns; Spray-gun Accessories; Hose and Hose Fittings; Protective Devices; Handling Spray Equipment; Troubles in Spray-Gun Operation. Covering and Doping of Airplane Surfaces Contents: Fabric and Tape; Finishing Fabric Surfaces; Inspection Before Covering; Methods of Covering; Application of Dope; Marking Coverings; Exercises in Airplane Covering. Previous owner's name in ink at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom edge of front board, one tiny corner bump. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
16 Browning, Kurt with Neil Stevens. KURT: FORCING THE EDGE.
HarperCollins, (Toronto, 1991), Ist edition. 
195 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Color and b&w photos. "He's the three-time World Champion in figure skating. He's the first skater ever to perform the 'quad' - a jump that combines the strength and speed of long jump with the skill and grace of b allet. Canada's own Kurt Browning...traces the events and the people that have led to his phenomenal worldwide success..." Small remainder mark on bottom of textblock near spine, otherwise book is clean and tight with no previous owner s h i p m a r k s . Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light rubbing, 1/2" closed tear on spine - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DARK TWIN., Campbell, Marion.
17 Campbell, Marion. THE DARK TWIN.
London Turnstone 1973 0855000058 / 9780855000059 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- Jacket design by Roy Tunnicliffe. Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "To Suzanne / with best wishes from / Marion Campbell". "The old man knows death is near. He has travelled a long road since he was simply Drost, son of no man, the only child of Malda, the Middle Priestess. From the warmth of the consecrated Hearth he was taken with the King's son to undergo the cruel schooling of the priests of the New Way. From childhood his life had been ruled by his duty as the Dark Twin to share with the treacherous Ailill the onerous burden of kingship. He had been sustained by the wisdom of the Old Way during his trials at the hands of the priests, in the combat and dancing by which he proved his manhood, and through the web of intrigue pervading the lives of his people. But when the bitter time came for commitment to a princely marriage he felt only the pang of loss. For always, breaking through his dreams, there was someone for whom his whole being yearned - someone who was his other half from past time and for all time. Yssa. 'You'll wed young and widow young and it will be more of her making than yours,' said the Old One. And so it happened. Now Drost is about to die and urgency grips him. He must forge the chain of memory to link his spirit with the lost sould of Yssa. Each link must ring true if they are to find their way. Marion Campbell has woven the strands of this complex and moving saga with consummate skill. It is all there: the lore of ancient Britain, the layers of symbolic meaning, the experience of strength struggling against evil and secret knowledge. This love story as old as time will strike a resposive chord in everyone alive to the pervading reality of eternal myth." Some scattered tiny marks of silver ink from spine title on exterior of book - mainly on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny chips and tears with creases, light scuffing and rubbing marks - mainly on spine and rear panel, light browning at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
18 Chambers, Ernest J., Captain (Corps of Guides). THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE: A CORPS HISTORY.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
160 pp, + (89) pp of advertisements, 4to (10 15/16" H), in slipcase. From the Coles Canadiana Collection of facsimile reprints - originally published in 1906. B&w photographs, drawings, decorations. Contents: A Big Problem for a Young Country; Organization of the NorthWest Mounted Police; The First Winter in the Far West; Col. Macleod Commissioner; The Sitting Bull Incident; Under Sir John Again; Lord Lorne's Tour; Headquarters Removed to Regina; The Rebellion of 1885; Increase of Strength and Duties; Under the Present Commissioner; Appendix. Interior - tiny light mark on rear endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, two tiny marks on fore-edge of textblock, soft crease at top corner of covers, spine flat with very faint crease. Slipcase has light edge wear, light fading to color on edges and rear panel, top of spine label missing with the word "The" of the title. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
19 Cleary, Frances. A POCKETFUL OF YEARS. ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK.
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Clinton, William J. NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1994-1995. ENGAGEMENT AND ENLARGEMENT.
Washington Brassey's 1995 0028810503 / 9780028810508 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
118 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). "With the end of the Cold War, no longer threatened by communist expansion, America is confronting new and diverse dangers. Ethnic conflict, rogue states, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, environmental degradation and rapid population growth are among the problems that can destabilize numerous regions of the world vitally important to the United States. At the same time, opportunities have arisen for America's unparalleled military strength, vibrant economy, dynamic people and democratic traditions to make the country safer and more prosperous. In this official White House publication, the Clinton administration spells out its national security strategy for a new era ." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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