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PENLAKE:  REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE., Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface.
101 Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface. PENLAKE: REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE.
Erin / Toronto Boston Mills Press / Stoddart 1994 155046096X / 9781550460964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, square large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Between these covers lies the fascinating story of pioneer life and early cottaging on one of Muskoka's most beautiful and pristine lakes. In its 150 historical photographs and lovingly researched text, 'Penlake' captures the essence of cottage life. For anyone who has spent time in Cottage Country, this wonderful volume will rekindle memories, reawaken the senses, delight and entertain." Chapter headings: Early History; The Coming of the Cottagers; Penlake Resorts; Life on the Lake; Recreation; Working; Potpourri. Book has minor slanting to spine. Dust jacket has very small crease and tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
WIND, WATER, ROCK AND SKY: THE STORY OF COGNASHENE, GEORGIAN BAY., David, Jennifer, ed.  Foreword by Hon. William G. Davis.
102 David, Jennifer, ed. Foreword by Hon. William G. Davis. WIND, WATER, ROCK AND SKY: THE STORY OF COGNASHENE, GEORGIAN BAY.
Toronto Cognashene Book Corporation 1997 0968189504 / 9780968189504 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good- 
191 pp, oblong (9 3/4" H x 11 3/4" D). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "In the spectacular expanse of wind, water, rock and sky that is Georgian Bay, there is only one Cognashene . Historically rich, geographically gorgeous, shaped by colourful characters and events, Cognashene's allure is as powerful today as it was for the first hardy souls to arrive at its scenic shores. (This book) celebrates the uniquely Canadian island community and traces its dramatic journey from its native roots, through its industrial development to its days of pioneer settlement. In these pages you'll meet Champlain and his young protege, Etienne Brule. You'll find out what it took to be a success - or a failure! - in the lumber days. You can settle in for a visit at Longuissa, Whalen's or Blarney Castle, or, if it's Sunday - and you're so inclined - stop by the Church on the Rocks. And you'll discover throughout the breathtaking beauty that has captivated countless artists, including A.Y. Jackson and other members of the Group of Seven. Part historical document, part warm-hearted slice-of-cottage-life, (it) reveals a distinctive and winning personality. It is, quite simply, the essence of Cognashene." Minor rubbing and a tiny dint on rear board. Dust jacket has tiny edge tear and minor wear at top of rear hinge area, minor browning on inside top/bottom edges, light fading to color on rear flap-fold and on bottom edge of rear flap, moderate color fading on front flap-fold and on bottom edge of front flap, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RIOTS AND RELIGION IN NEWFOUNDLAND: THE CLASH BETWEEN PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND., Dawe, David.
103 Dawe, David. RIOTS AND RELIGION IN NEWFOUNDLAND: THE CLASH BETWEEN PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Flanker, St. John's, Newfoundland, 2011, first edition. 
244 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781926881041 B&w illustrations. "(D)elves into the history of conflict between our English and Irish ancestors, a controversial topic that has been overlooked, diminished, or completely ignored in many history book s. (The author) retraces the foundation of Newfoundland's religious history and explains how the battle between the English Protestants and the Irish Roman Catholics continued from the old country into the New World. This book will take you back i n time as it highlights heinous crimes such as the murders of Magistrate William Keen, explores the uprising of the United Irish Society, and describes many other violent - and sometimes murderous - acts perpetrated between men and women of this p ro vince in the name of God and religion." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, minor corner wear on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
104 Dean, Pamela C. Cover art by Dawn Wilson (1) and Dean Morrissey (2 & 3). SECRET COUNTRY TRILOGY. 1. THE SECRET COUNTRY. 2. THE HIDDEN LAND. 3. THE WHIM OF THE DRAGON. 3 VOLUME SET.
Ace, New York, (1985, 2nd/1986, Ist/1989, Ist printing). 
293 pp, 202 pp, 328 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. "The Land of Unicorns was just an imaginary place...They'd made it up one day while enacting a fantasy role-playing game, and filled it with sorcerous creatures, enchanted swords, and dragon kings. Then they found the sword under the hedge, and the Secret Country became all too real. The magic was real, the swords drew real blood, and the Dragon King was their sworn enemy..." Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SAGA OF THE AMERICAN FLAG: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., DeBarr, Candice M. and Bonkowske, Jack A.  Flag illustrations by Barbara Schiefer. Scenic illustrations by Antonio Castro.
105 DeBarr, Candice M. and Bonkowske, Jack A. Flag illustrations by Barbara Schiefer. Scenic illustrations by Antonio Castro. SAGA OF THE AMERICAN FLAG: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Tucsan Harbinger 1990 0943173655 / 9780943173658 Soft Cover Very Good 
84 pp, 10 3/4" H. Color illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The History of Flags; Early American Flags; The Stars and Stripes; Legends Surrounding the First Official Flags; The Star-Spangled Banner; Pre-Civil War Fl ags; Civil War to Present; Honoring the Stars and Stripes; Constitutional Right or Disrespect?; Historical Dates Pertaining to the Flag and Its Country; Admittance of States into the Union by Date and Flag Design; Flag Codes and Rules; Glossary; Suggested Reading; Index. Interior - previous owner's place, date and signature on first page; very tiny crease at top corner of pages 1 to 25; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soft crease at three corners, a few tiny dints on covers, minor rubbing - line indentation on rear cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
106 Dejevsky, Mary, introduction. THE BRITANNICA GUIDE TO RUSSIA. THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE NATION, ITS PEOPLE, AND CULTURE.
Constable & Robinson, London, 2009. 
332 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781845299217 B&w illustrations. "Out of the ashes of the Cold War, a new superpower has emerged. From the collapse of the Soviet Union to the rise of the oligarchs, the presidency of Vladimir Putin, and the sh ifting balance of power between the world's superpowers, the Britannica Guide offers a comprehensive account of the history of this complex and fascinating nation since 1917. The Guide also gives a panoramic overview of the everyday life and r i c h c ulture of Russia, including portraits of the great writers, artists, and thinkers who have shaped the country. In her wide-ranging introduction, political commentator Mary Dejevsky looks at the recent past and the possible future for Ru s si a as i t r egains its status in the new world order." Interior - very soft corner crease on pages 221 to 241, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO'S ROADS AND STREETS:  AN ENGINEERING STUDY OF ROAD AND STREET NEEDS BY THE MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS., Department of Highways.  W.J. Fulton, Deputy Minister.
107 Department of Highways. W.J. Fulton, Deputy Minister. ONTARIO'S ROADS AND STREETS: AN ENGINEERING STUDY OF ROAD AND STREET NEEDS BY THE MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS.
Toronto Department of Highways 1958 Card covers in cerlox binding. Good 
57 pp, 9 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D. Photographs (some aerial), maps, tables, graphs. Frontispiece shows the newly built $19 million Burlington Bay Skyway. Contents: Foreword; Summary; Economic Activities Generate Highway Needs; Traffic and Government; Cooperative Study; Urban Street Needs; County and Township Road Needs; Provincial Highway Needs; Programs and Policies; Appendix. Shows a Classification Plan for Cobourg, Proposed 20-Year Major Street Improvements for Brantford, Metropolitan Toronto Expressway Plan, Backlog Plus 5-Year Needs on King's Highways, Design Standards, Work Sheets, etc. Interior - progressively smaller soft bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at corners of covers, very light edge wear, light rubbing on rear cover, several tiny and small scuffs on covers - mainly on rear cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MAIDEN VOYAGES;  TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN.  VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA., Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by.  Inscribed.
108 Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by. Inscribed. MAIDEN VOYAGES; TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN. VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA.
Buckingham Baron 2002 0860236714 / 9780860236719 Limited Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
211 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Number 528 of a limited edition. INSCRIBED ON LIMITATION PAGE, "WITH BEST WISHES, ROY DERHAM". B&w illustrations. "Twelve weeks with TS 'Vindicatrix' prepared young lads for a life at sea, but not for the first trip - on liner, coaster, collier or cargo boat, cruise ship, tanker or tramp steamer. Often bullied, invariably seasick; cold, wet, hungry and initially miserable, most matured to become old hands - stewards, cooks or sometimes Master. Others swore never to go to sea again, and over four hundred lost their young lives for their country. Many became Distressed Seamen, yet survived. Some were torpedoed, sometimes more than once; some found themselves in prison camps. Others sailed to exotic places and met strange people. A few jumped ship and several fell overboard. Some were pushed. Most of them had strange experiences, saw far flung lands, and made lifetime friends. Many fell in love with the sea while some hated it but it earnt the respect of them all. Most express few regrets and all those in this book remember it well - that first trip as a graduate Vindi-boy, untried, uncertain and just a little afraid. This is the sum of the maiden voyages of over fifty Vindi-boys, who learnt their trade with the old lady of Sharpness between 1939 and 1966." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly cocked, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
109 Dick-Lauder, Mrs.; Carr, Mrs.; Kernighan, R.K.; Wodell, J.E.; Stead, J. McMonies and Others. PEN AND PENCIL SKETCHES OF WENTWORTH LANDMARKS: A SERIES OF ARTICLES DESCRIPTIVE OF QUAINT PLACES AND INTERESTING LOCALITIES IN THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Seavey, J.R. 
147 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Reprint of the Spectator Printing Company, Hamilton edition of 1897 - reprinted on the order of Wentworth County Council as a Centennial project. B&w drawings. Contents: An Historic Village; Old Residences at Ancaster; The Leeming Parsonage; St. John's Church, Ancaster; Ancaster in the Victorian Era; The Old Red Mill; The Terryberry Inn; A Forgotten House of Peace; Historic Homes on the Mountain; On the Outskirts of the City; North of Hamilton Bay; By Medad's Marshy Shores; At-ti-wan-dar-o-ni-a; Indian Relics and Remains; Rock Chapel and Vicinity; The Fools' College; Early History of Dundas; Its Prehistoric Buildings; A City that was not Built; Legends of Romulus; An Ancient Trojan; A Battlefield of 1812; Albion Mills Ravine; Early Days in Saltfleet; The Caledonia Stage Road. Moderate browning to pages, slight twist to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears and one tiny chip, shallow indentation on rear panel, minor soiling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SECRETS OF THE GOTHA.  PRIVATE LIVES OF THE ROYAL FAMILIES OF EUROPE., Diesbach, Ghislain de.  Translated from the French by Margaret Crosland.
110 Diesbach, Ghislain de. Translated from the French by Margaret Crosland. SECRETS OF THE GOTHA. PRIVATE LIVES OF THE ROYAL FAMILIES OF EUROPE.
New York Barnes & Noble. 1993 156619086X / 9781566190862 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
392 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "For this witty account of the European nobility, (the author) has taken as his inspiration that most illustrious of social registers: the 'Almanch de Gotha', first published in 1764 and still on the shelves of all who look back with nostalgia upon 'that happy period - when the monarchic principle was so firmly anchored in people's minds that it seemed impossible for a country to exist unless there was a sovereign, emperor, king, prince, or grand duke at its head'. The author, himself a scion of a princely family, has inherited a clear perspective of the main thoroughfares of history, and a great knowledge of its byways. He approaches his subject with a light touch, even at times with irreverence - for, in his own words: 'The secrets of the Gotha, whispered to me by the ghosts of long-dead chamberlains, evoke the spirit on an age whose frivolities alone have survived. The inheritance of the duchies of Schleswig or Holstein no longer vexes the world at large; but the fate of the unfortunate Electress of Hanover, shut up for thirty years by her husband for having shown too much enthusiasm for the handsome Koenigsmark, still moves us; and the madness of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the indecorous loves of Queen Isabella of Spain, or the eccentricities of Caroline, Princess of Wales, are more interesting today than the War of the Roses, the continence of Scipio or the virtues of Blanche of Castile. It is by their weaknesses that men are human, and kings cannot escape being men. But though their weaknesses may be the cause of their undoing, it is their humanity that most engages our sympathy today. Bad examples are the easiest to follow ; they are also the most amusing to relate." Dust jacket has slight fading to color and lettering on spine, minor edge wrinkling and minor browning on inside top edge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
"THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954, Dilks, David.  With Richard Dilks.  Lady Soames, Foreword
111 Dilks, David. With Richard Dilks. Lady Soames, Foreword "THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954
Toronto Thomas Allen 2005 0887621627 / 9780887621628 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
472 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(Churchill) visited Canada nine times over the first half of the twentieth century, travelled from coast to coast, and understood the country and its leaders - and people - in a way that few writers have appreciated. In (this book), Dilks has selected excerpts from newspapers, speeches, letters and diaries to bring to life every one of those visits, giving preference wherever possible to Churchill's own voice - and what a voice it was. This is a book for anyone interested in Canada's history or fascinated by the phenomenon that was Winston Churchill." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several areas of light edge wrinkling, several line indentations on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OPEN GATEWAYS., Dixon, Laura Barbara.  Signed.
112 Dixon, Laura Barbara. Signed. OPEN GATEWAYS.
Goldenglow Publications, n.p., 1977, first edition. 
93 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, drawings. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. A collection of the author's poems and some reminiscences on life in rural Halton County, Ontario. Contents: Introduction; Country Wife; Children; Rural Lif e; Farming; Travel; Women's Institute; Country Churches; Nature. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning and foxing marks - mainly on front cover and spine. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
113 Dobbs, Kildare. RIBBON OF HIGHWAY: BY BUS ALONG THE TRANS-CANADA.
Toronto Little, Brown 1992 20316187828 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
239 pp, 9 1/4" H. "World-traveller Kildare Dobbs has ridden the transcontinental buses to rediscover Canada for himself. He travelled more than 7,000 miles by bus along the world's longest national highway, the Trans Canada that runs from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. The result is a portrait of the immense land, a travel book lit by memories and imagination, and at the same time a chorus of Canadian voices, as the seatmates who travel with him tell their stories. Bus travellers tend not to be people who talk to Royal Commissioners or phone-in media shows. Yet going quietly about their lives they're truly representative of their origins and their country." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BRAVE YOUNG WINGS., Dodds, Ronald.
114 Dodds, Ronald. THE BRAVE YOUNG WINGS.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1980 0920002080 / 9780920002087 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Don Connolly, wraparound dust jacket art. 
293 pp + index, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "During the First World War, Canada never succeeded in forming her own air service. However, thousands of young Canadians served in the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps, and, later, the Royal Air Force, playing a part out of all proportion to their country's population. Here, then, is the story of these men - not just the famous 'aces' such as Bishop, Barker, and Collishaw (though they are here too) - but of the other fighter pilots, the men who flew bombers, the Zeppelin and U-boat hunters, the indispensible observation aircraft pilots, and their observers." Previous owner's bookplate on half-title pages - caused waviness to page, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BRAVE YOUNG WINGS., Dodds, Ronald.  Dust jacket art by Don Connolly.
115 Dodds, Ronald. Dust jacket art by Don Connolly. THE BRAVE YOUNG WINGS.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1980 0920002080 / 9780920002087 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Don Connolly, wraparound dust jacket art. 
293 pp + index, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "During the First World War, Canada never succeeded in forming her own air service. However, thousands of young Canadians served in the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps, and, later, the Royal Air Force, playing a part out of all proportion to their country's population. Here, then, is the story of these men - not just the famous 'aces' such as Bishop, Barker, and Collishaw (though they are here too) - but of the other fighter pilots, the men who flew bombers, the Zeppelin and U-boat hunters, the indispensible observation aircraft pilots, and their observers." Book has very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
116 Donachie, David. Cover art by Geoff Hunt. NELSON: BREAKING THE LINE.
Orion, (London, 2002). 
400 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. B&w maps. "It is 1799 and after Nelson's victory in the Nile he is feted at home as our greatest of heroes. Further victories against the French raise his popularity with the public at large to a fever pitch. However, at court, Nelson's ego and his love for the sultry Emma Hamilton, seen as little more than a whore by the courtiers surrounding George III, dog his progress. Yet with the war against France reaching its crucial stages, his country needs him more than ever. Perhaps with one more great victory he will be finally accepted at the heart of society...From the smoke of war, to the perfume of the court, and from the wilds of the Atlantic to the vicissitudes of sun-drenched Naples, this is the story of a great hero, a doomed love affair and a war that stretched across the world..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor crease at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
117 Doughty, A.G. and Lanctot, Gustave. (Walter Butler Cheadle) CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA 1862-1863.
Ottawa Graphic Publishers 1931 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
311 pp, small 8vo (8" H). Volume One of The Canada Series, edited by F.P. Grove. Fold-out b&w map at rear, b&w illustrations. "This is the journal of the first transcanadian tourist. Before him others either on business, exploration or duty, had crossed overland from Eastern Canada to British Columbia. But Walter Butler Cheadle was the first to traverse the whole country from the Saint Lawrence to the Pacific simply 'for pleaseure', for the sheer enjoyment of seeing new lands, hunting the buffalo and visiting the gold regions of Cariboo - ." Pages and eps browning lightly, small tear at bottom of inside front hinge. Edges of textblock dust stained, light edgewear to boards, small areas of tape residue on front/rear boards near bottom of spine, spine/front cover lettering/decoration faded. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE.  THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.  VOLUME II (2 - TWO)., Douglas, W.A.B.
118 Douglas, W.A.B. THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL AIR FORCE. THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE. VOLUME II (2 - TWO).
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1986. 
797 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. ISBN 0802025846 Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps (some fold-out). "From a small militia organization the Canadian air force had grown by 1945 into one of the country's three major autonomous military services. In this second volume of the RCAF's official history, covering the years from 1918 to 1945, W.A.B. Douglas chronicles the force's rapid growth and provides a vivid portrait of the Battle of the At lantic as it was fought from the eastern shores of Canada. Military necessity had brought Canada into the air age. In the peaceful 1920s, civil more than military concerns governed the shape, size, and functions of the RCAF; in the followi n g d e c a d e the rise of international tensions forced the service to concentrate on its military role. During the Second World War the RCAF grew from a few hundred airmen to a force of some eighty squadrons and nearly a quarter of a million pe op le . RC AF s qu adrons, wings, and groups took their place beside other Allied air forces in many theatres of the Second World War, and in the process acquired capabilities in virtually every phase of air warfare. The roots of the RCAF's growi ng rep ut a tio n i n o ver seas theatres, especially in the Northwest Europe campaign, were to be found at home. Responsible for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada, the RCAF trained large numbers of other Commonwealth and Allied air men as we ll a s Ca nadi ans. Charged with the air defence of Canada, it built up a big Home War Establishment which fought on the Pacific Coast and also played a significant part in the defeat of enemy attempts to destroy Allied shipping, par ticu larl y i n t he Ba ttle of th e Atl antic. The latter was a crucial role, sustaining Great Britain and the Allied forces in Europe. Directed from headquarters at Halifax, aircraft of Eastern Air Command ranged from the St Lawrence River to mi d-oce an, u ltim atel y thwa rting Germa n U-bo ats that nearly severed the North Atlantic under British Command. Douglas's account is the first to give proper credit to the RCAF for the part it played in these operations. It also incorporates ne w info rmatio n on perso nalitie s, tec hnology , and i ntelligence." A heavy volume which may require extra postage. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small area of color loss on front board, very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacke t has l ight ed ge we ar/wri nkling w ith a f ew tiny closed t ears, light fading to spine color, light browning at top edge of flaps, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE., Douglas-Home, Jessica.
119 Douglas-Home, Jessica. A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE.
Wilby, Norwich Michael Russell 2011 0859553213 / 9780859553216 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
131 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of a young Anglo-Irish beauty's visit to Delhi for the 1911 Royal Durbar, where a new King, George V, is to be proclaimed Emperor to reinforce the loyalty to the Crown of India's ruling Princes. For a fortnight of relentless ceremony, unheard of extravagance and imposing military spectacle, in the setting of a vast Tented City complete with its own farms, railway, telegraph and post offices, Lilah Wingfield meets many of the most remarkable colonial characters of the day, including some of the foremost Indian Princes, vying to stage the most lavish display to prove their devotion to the Raj. As the tents are dismantled, Lilah travels through India - to the dangerous Khyber Pass on the Afghan border, to Rajasthan, to the gory sites of the Mutiny and to stay with India's only female ruler, the Begum of Bhopal. Her diary shows her deepening awareness of the ambivalence of certain maharajahs towards British Rule even while she is being entertained royally in their lakeside palaces. Her Irish upbringing gives her an instictive feeling for the mixture of their longing for independence and an affection for the mother country." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a few tiny/small dints on hinges, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
120 Downie, Mary Allice, Hamilton, Mary, selected and introduced by. Illustrations by E.J. Revell. 'AND SOME BROUGHT FLOWERS': PLANTS IN A NEW WORLD.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1980). 
164 pp, large 8vo (10 1/4"), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802023630 70 watercolors by E.J. Revell. "In seventy exquisite watercolours E.J. Revell has captured the beauty of plants found by early travellers in North America - from Ash to Winte rgreen, Bittersweet to Wappatoo, the common Bedstraw and the uncommon Camass, the edible Fiddlehead and the ubiquitous Dandelion. Accompanying each painting are quotations from a variety of explorers and settlers, describing the plants an d r e f l e c t i ng the practical, aesthetic, and botanic interests of newcomers in different parts of the country...The result is an intriguing mixture of native knowledge and frontier wisdom which provides a picture of life in a new land..." Du st ja ck et h as s om e darkening to panels and edges, minor edge wrinkling. NF/VG+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
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