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101 Douglas, Tom. D-DAY: CANADIAN HEROES OF THE FAMOUS WORLD WAR II INVASION. TRUE CANADIAN AMAZING STORIES SERIES.
Canmore, Alberta Altitude 2004 1551537958 / 9781551537955 5th Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w map, photographs. "On June 6, 1944, a daring and ambitious invasion of Europe changed the course of World War II, eventually leading to the surrender of Nazi Germany. During the night, through storms and high seas, the Allied forces swept towards the beaches of Normandy in France. This is the story of the bravery, the heroism, and the sheer dumb luck of the more than 14,000 Canadians who played a crucial role in that incredible event. Contents: Prologue; War - Again; Dry Run Or Strategic Blunder?; Preparing for Overlord; D-Day: The Normandy Invasion; H-Hour For Canada; The Germans Counterattack; The Bitter Battle For Caen; The End of the Beginning; Getting Away With Murder; Appendices: Allied Military Leaders; Glossary of Military Terms; Canadian Weaponry; Bibliography. Interior - very tiny crease at bottom corner of approx. first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover, faint crease on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
102 Douglas, Tom. VALOUR AT VIMY RIDGE: CANADIAN HEROES OF WORLD WAR I. AMAZING STORIES SERIES.
Toronto James Lorimer 2008 1552770419 / 9781552770412 Revised Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
143 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w map, photographs. "A defining moment in Canadian military history. A much-needed Allied victory. A show of valour and heroism. The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a strategic 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the first time in the nation's history that a corps-sized formation fought together as a unit under its own meticulous planning. Canadian troops persevered under heavy fire to take the ridge, demonstrating incredible discipline and bravery. The battle became a symbol of sacrifice for the young nation and a turning point in its role in the global theatre of war." Contents: Prologue; Introduction: The War to End all Wars; Innocence Lost; Trench Warfare; Easter Mourning; A Ridge Too Far; The 1st Division; The 2nd Division; The 3rd Division; The 4th Division; A Bitter Victory; Vimy's Heroes; Epilogue: The Vimy Memorial; Appendix: Letters from a Vimy Veteran. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OUT OF THE SHADOWS:  CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton.
103 Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton. OUT OF THE SHADOWS: CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1977 019540257X / 9780195402575 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
288 pp, 9 5/8"H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces. (A)n illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 'Canada Will Respond'; An Unmilitary People; The Sinews of War; The Atlantic Bridge; The Army Overseas 1940-1943; Sicily and Southern Italy; Operation 'Overlord'; The War in the Air; Northern Italy and Northwest Europe 1944-1945; The War Against Japan; The Home Front; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny very light foxing marks on top and fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, areas of light foxing on inside surface; light toning to edges of flaps, flap-folds and on spine; very small dent on hinges. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
104 Douglas, W.A.B. and Greenhous, Brereton. OUT OF THE SHADOWS: CANADA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1977 019540257X / 9780195402575 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
288 pp, 9 5/8"H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "This is the first general overview of Canada's contribution to the Second World War that considers the operations of all three armed forces. (A)n illuminating and lucid analysis of Canada's war effort - a skilful synthesis that always relates its complex subject to the human level in countless anecdotes and 151 carefully chosen illustrations." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 'Canada Will Respond'; An Unmilitary People; The Sinews of War; The Atlantic Bridge; The Army Overseas 1940-1943; Sicily and Southern Italy; Operation 'Overlord'; The War in the Air; Northern Italy and Northwest Europe 1944-1945; The War Against Japan; The Home Front; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Light edge wear to boards, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chips and small tears at top of spine, minor browning, very small perforation to front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT., Downey, Fairfax.
105 Downey, Fairfax. LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT.
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1965. 
255 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps, drawings. "(The author provides atmosphere and reality to this history) by focusing attention upon the people and the everyday happenings at the Fortress of Louisbourg and gives a colorful re-creation of land and sea battles. Downey describes this vital bastion as 'The strongest fortress in America, a walled city without a peer in the New World'. Louisbourg was guardian of the approaches to the S t . L awrence River, gateway to the heart of French Canada, and the key to a continent. In North America, the grasp of France was beginning to loosen. Its territories were shrinking, due to England's relentless drive. But total possession was im po ss i bl e so long as the great fortress Louisbourg stood fast. Then in 1744, war was declared between France and England and General William Pepperrell and American Colonial troops with the English navy laid siege to Louisbourg which fell in 174 5. En gl and 's possession lasted only three years, as Louisbourg was restored to the French by the Treaty of Aix la-Chapelle. The Seven Years War brough still another siege (1758) by the British who defeated the French. When the struggle be t ween th e tw o g reat powers ended, the fort was demolished and its people dispersed." Large birthday gift inscription blacked out on verso of free front endpaper, light browning to edges of tet block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge we ar /wrin klin g, a few small chips and tears - old tape at top of spine, light browning, soiling on rear panel, a few tiny scuffs, slight fading to spine color. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ABOVE THE BATTLE., Drake, Vivian.  Introduction by General C.G. Hoare.
106 Drake, Vivian. Introduction by General C.G. Hoare. ABOVE THE BATTLE.
Frederick D. Goodchild, Toronto, 1918, first Canadian edition. 
323 pp + ads, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering and RFC insignia on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. The Canadian edition (with Goodchild on the spine) was prepared from sheets of the American first edition (D. Appleton with '1' on last page of text and Appleton's ads at rear) with the Goodchild title page tipped-in. The author's personal reminiscences of his time in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Contents: First Experi e n c e s ; T r a ining; Overseas; France; Over the Lines; A Bomb Raid; Scrapping; Mainly About Two Seaters; A Night Stunt; Artillery Control; The Day's Work; Zep Straffing; The Somme; The Red Cross Machine. Tiny tear with crease at bottom of page 7 3/ 4, X ma s 1 91 9 gi ft inscription in pencil on free front endpaper, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, darkening and a few small light stains to top of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine , l igh t r ubb ing o n fro nt bo ard, veery light soiling on boards, slight darkening to spine. Very Good- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
107 Ducret, Siegfried, text. Photographs by Michael Wolgensinger. PORZELLAN DER EUROPAISCHEN MANUFACKTUREN IM 18. JAHRHUNDERT.
Silva-Verlag, Zurich, (1971). 
136 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with full color tipped-in plates, table of marks at rear. TEXT IN GERMAN ONLY. Covers the major 18th century procelain manufacturers of Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, England, Denmark, H olland and Belgian. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, a few small closed tears. VG+/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE., Dumas, Alexandre.
108 Dumas, Alexandre. LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Harold Piffard. 
378 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. When Republican Maurice Lindey meets a beautiful young woman during the Reign of Terror, he unwittingly becomes involved in a royalist plot to rescue Marie Antoinette. Slight fading to spine colour, very light corner wear, two tiny scuffs in "LE" of spine title. Slipcase has light edge wear and some light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
109 Dumas, Alexandre. THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK.
London Folio Society 2001 Hard Cover Very Good Roman Pisarev. 
591 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark brown buckram with a design by Pisarev in black, white and gold on the spine and front board. Medium brown endpapers, b&w illustrations. Plain dark brown slipcase. "This translation is based upon the anonymous translation first published by Routledge in 1857." Further adventures of the 'Three Musketeers' (Athos, Porthos, Aramis) and D'Artagnan. Slight bump to bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, one small rear bottom corner bump. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
110 Dumas, Alexandre. TWENTY YEARS AFTER.
London Folio Society 2001 Hard Cover Very Good+ Roman Pisarev. 
683 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark brown buckram with a design by Pisarev in black, white and gold on the spine and front board. Medium brown endpapers, b&w illustrations. Plain dark brown slipcase. "This translation is based upon William Robson's translation first published by Routledge in 1856." The second novel featuring the 'Three Musketeers' (Athos, Porthos, Aramis) and D'Artagnan. Very small area of rubbing on title block on front board, tiny bump at bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, small bump at one top/bottom rear corner. 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE., Dumas, Alexandre.  Introduction by A.T. Baker.
111 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by A.T. Baker. THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Paul Hardy. 
379 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. A novel from the 'Marie Antoinette Romances', loosely based on the 'Affair of the Diamond Necklace'. Minor small wrinkle at fore-edge of approx. first 30 pages, a small 1937 gift inscription on one preliminary page, very tiny split at top of spine, minor edge wear. Slipcase has moderate edge wear, rubbing and splits at rear joints. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE REGENT'S DAUGHTER., Dumas, Alexandre.  Introduction by F.M. Robinson.
112 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by F.M. Robinson. THE REGENT'S DAUGHTER.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Paul Hardy. 
443 pp + publisher's catalogue at rear, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece. Set in Regency France, an historical novel of adventure, conspiracy and romance. Previous owner's contemporary bookplate on front pastedown, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, a few tiny foxing marks and a small light scuff on fore-edge of text block, very minor edge and corner wear. Slipcase has moderate edge wear - heavy at top/bottom rear edges with loss of paper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COUNTESS DUBARRY., Dumas, Alexandre.  Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson.
113 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson. THE COUNTESS DUBARRY.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good R.W. Matthews. 
438 pp + publisher's advertising, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. A novel from the 'Marie Antoinette Romances'. Very light browning and a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, previous owner's bookplate on frnt pastedown, minor corner wear, tiny light scuff on front cover. Slipcase has moderate edge wear and scuffing, bump at top rear edge, split at bottom rear edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TWO DIANAS., Dumas, Alexandre.  Introduction by R. Brimley Johnstone.  Illustrated by R.W. Matthews.
114 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnstone. Illustrated by R.W. Matthews. THE TWO DIANAS.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
363 pp, 16mo (6 3/16" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen on rear, 2/- price, portrait of Dumas and series number 326 on spine). Burgundy e ndpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. An historical romance set in Reformation France. Very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very s m a l l closed tears - one with creases, a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE., Dumas, Alexandre. Illustrated by Harold Piffard.
115 Dumas, Alexandre. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
378 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Pens on rear, 2/- price, portrait of Dumas and series number 214 on spine). Burgundy endpapers, sepia tone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. The last novel in 'The Marie Antoinette Romances' series. Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very ligh t e dgewear/wrinkling, small chip at bottom of spine - a few tiny chips/tears elsewhere, very light rubbing/soiling, light browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CONSPIRATORS., Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by F. Mabel Robinson.  Illustrated by Paul Hardy.
116 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by F. Mabel Robinson. Illustrated by Paul Hardy. THE CONSPIRATORS.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
444 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Pens on rear, 2/- price, colour illustration and series number 256 on spine). Burgundy endpapers, sep iatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. One of 'The (French) Regency Romances'. Light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, very small bump/tiny tear at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge w e a r / wrinkling, two very small closed tears light rubbing/soiling, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE COUNTESS DUBARRY., Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson.  Illustrated by R.W. Matthews.
117 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson. Illustrated by R.W. Matthews. THE COUNTESS DUBARRY.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
438 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Pens on rear, 2/- price, colour illustration and series number 289 on spine). Burgundy endpapers, sep iatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. The second novel in 'The Marie Antoinette Romances' series. Light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slightly str e s s e d at gutters of free rear endpaper and at half-title page. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small closed tears, a few tiny/very small chips, light rubbing/soiling, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. V er y G oo d/Very Good- 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE., Dunlop, Ian.  Preface by the Duc de Brissac.
118 Dunlop, Ian. Preface by the Duc de Brissac. CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1969, first edition. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, color frontispiece, b&w plates, plans. "Travellers of every age have extolled the beauties of the chateaux of the Loire....By making use of their descriptions Mr. Dunlop shows us the chateaux as they were in their prime. He resurrects the vanished glories of Le Verger, Bury, Richelieu and Chanteloup, and assigns them their proper place in the mosaic. What was it that caused the King and his Courtiers to build s o l a v i s h ly in this region? By way of an answer, the reader is taken kite-hawking and stag hunting. What purpose did the immense size of the chateaux serve? The author takes us below stairs for a look at the great hierarchy of servants w h o ma i nt ai ne d a no ble household. These castles and palaces were the background to crucial historical events. Mr. Dunlop allows eye-witnesses to speak for themselves. We watch the Conspiracy of Amboise through the eyes of the English Ambass ad or ; w e ove rhe ar th e mur der of the duc de Guise with those who were in the next room. Thre Revolution is chronicled through the windows of Cheverny. Starting with Chinon in the days of Joan of Arc and ending with the restorations of the ni net een th c en tury , th is boo k give s the most comprehensive, and certainly the most original, picture of the Chateaux of the Loire. It is not an omnibus guide book - though it would be a very useful companion on a tour of the Loire Valley. It is not a tre ati se on styl e - but t he ar chitectural student may learn a lot from it. What it is is a book for the reader who wishes to take an intelligent interest in the buildings of one of the most beautiful and historic areas of France." Li ght wrinkl ing at top /botto m of spin e. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light wear along top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
119 Dunn, Laurence. MERCHANT SHIPS OF THE WORLD 1910-1929 IN COLOR.
New York Macmillan 1975 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Laurence Dunn. 
215 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). "The period covered by (this) volume was one of spectacular development and dramatic contrast. The First World War brought to an end a period of intense competition - competition reflected in a rapid increase in the size of individual liners. Later, during the twenties, a more restrained style emerged, less lavishly appointed and more suited to a less-affluent world. The styles of these two eras, separated by the anonymous, camouflage-conscious years of the war, were quite distinct, the post-war years bringing in a range of new shapes and profiles in funnels and sterns." "A special feature is the 80 pages of color plates by the author, which supply a unique coverage of details such as liveries, funnel marks, and houseflags." Light waviness to edges of text block, light browning to edges of text pages. Dust jacket has light browning at edges, some very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints on panels, two tiny perforations on front flap-fold, several small light liquid marks on bottom inside edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHIP RECOGNITION - WARSHIPS:  N.A.T.O. POWERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT SHIPS., Dunn, Laurence.
120 Dunn, Laurence. SHIP RECOGNITION - WARSHIPS: N.A.T.O. POWERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT SHIPS.
Adlard Coles, London, (1954), repinted second edition. 
159 pp, oblong 24mo. (5" H x 7 3/8" D), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, profiles. "...portray(s) by drawing and photograph the more important ships belonging to the several Navies which go to make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. At the same time certain units of other Navies have been included by way of comparison...present(s) these N.A.T.O. ships in a straightforward manner, so arranged that even the reader with little technical knowledge will be able to identify the ship before him with the minimum of time and effort..." Contents: Basic Naval Shapes; Aircraft Carriers; Battleships; Cruisers; Destroyers; Frigates; Submarines; Miscellaneous Types (includes - Minelayers, Minesweepers, Light Torpedo Craft, Depot Ships, Other Types). A few minor foxing marks on preliminaries, light browning to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light edge browning, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading to color on spine and flap-f olds, minor soiling. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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