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THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
101 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
William Kimber, London, 1960, second edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that th e credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Mi n i s t e r had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years o f ne gl ec t a nd traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professiona l c on ser vat ism . H e shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try t o sa ve the Midd le E as t a nd its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the ' Torch ' l andi ngs i n Fre nch Nor th Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first tim e. Th e au thor discus ses th e pl ans f or Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not o wing to rain , but to the hesita nt, ' broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor w rinkli ng at top/bott om of sp ine, o ne pag e with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-fold s, two ed ge tear s with creases - old tap e repai r, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN PRINCESS., Baron, Alexander.
102 Baron, Alexander. THE GOLDEN PRINCESS.
Cape, London, 1954, first edition. 
402 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "When Hernan Cortez landed in Mexico in 1519 he met an Indian slave girl, Marina, whose beauty and intelligence destined her to a remarkable career. Few records of her life exist, but she is still a l egendary figure among the people of Mexico. The background of her story is one of the most astonishing adventures in history, the conquest of the mighty Aztec empire by four hundred white men; an episode replete with the ingredients of roman c e - N a ture's barriers surmounted, feats of arms, fantastic stratagems, enemies overcome. In this novel, Alexander Baron sees Marina and Cortes not only as lovers but as adversaries in a terrible struggle. Cortes, one of history's classical h er oe s , i s de picted in all his power and glory, but the flaw in him, the seed of human weakness in the 'man of destiny', is laid bare. Against him stands Marina, primitive and untaught, but growing, with experience, in mental and moral stature; aw ake ni ng t o som ething to which her lover is blind - the human search for good - so that a conflict between them becomes inevitable. (The author's) approach to his theme is avowedly romantic. He believes that some aspects of the nature and dest iny of man ar e most truthfully revealed by the romantic vision. His novel abounds with big, vivid characters; but each of them is examined with insight, and is a unique, complex human being." Small bump to fore-edge of front board, one ver y sma ll c orn er b ump, v ery l ight edge wear and slight fading at top/bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has fading to spine color small closed tear with crease at top of front panel - archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/ bottom of s pine , ver y sma ll water/ dye stain at front bottom/inside edge, one tiny scuff on front panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MEASURE OF THE RULE., Barr, Robert.  Introduction by Louis K. MacKendrick.
103 Barr, Robert. Introduction by Louis K. MacKendrick. THE MEASURE OF THE RULE.
University of Toronto Press, (Toronto, 1973). 
308 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover. ISBN 0802020720 'Literature of Canada - Poetry and Prose in Reprint' series. "(This book), originally published in 1907, is the nearest (Barr) came to writing an autobiographical novel. It concerns the Toronto Normal School and the experiences there in the 1870s of a young man who undoubtedly is Barr himself. In this novel, Barr is exorcising unhappy memories and is ironic, even bitter, about the school's quality of education, the rigid discipli n e o b s e r ved by its staff and their indifference to their students, and the sexual segregation practised...As a realistic study of Ontario's only central teacher-training institution in the late nineteenth century, (it) will appeal both to th os e i nt er es te d in Canadian fiction of the period and to those more concerned with the evolution of the system of education established by Egerton Ryerson. Also included with this reprint of the novel is an essay originally published in 1899 a nd en ti tle d ' Lit era tu re in Canda'. In this essay, Barr elaborated upon his opinions of the school system and its quality of education." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light fading at e dge s a nd on s pine , li ght edg e wear/wrinkling, three tiny tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PLAY IT AGAIN, CHESTER: BOOGIES, RAGS AND BLUES FOR PIANO., Barratt, Carol.
104 Barratt, Carol. PLAY IT AGAIN, CHESTER: BOOGIES, RAGS AND BLUES FOR PIANO.
J. & W. Chester, London, 1980. 
16 pp, 11 3/4" H), soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Navy Blues; Cheese-Cake-Walk; Out of Step; Ripstich Rag; Honky-Tonk Stomp; Lazy Haze; Butterfinger Boogie; Macdonald's Place; "Out to Lunch"; Bobby Shaftoe's Shuffle; Blue Waltz; Beanery Boogie; Coda. Interior - faint cigarette odor, very small bump at top and bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few wrinkles on spine, small corner creases and small bum p at bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
105 Barrie, J.M. ECHOES OF THE WAR. (CONTAINS: THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS; THE NEW WORD; BARBARA'S WEDDING; A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE.)
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920, reprint. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold letteringon spine, blind stamp of Barrie's initials on front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Four plays by the author of 'Peter Pan' on the subject of war a nd its consequences. Previous owner's name/datre and small corner crease on free front endpaper, paper at inside rear hinge is split - joint still holding well, hinge crease on frontispiece which has a 2" tear and is now archivally taped, m i n o r b r o wning to endpapers, moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps, moderate browning to edges of textblock, tiny stains on top of textblock. Good reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DAYS OF VICTORY:  CANADIANS REMEMBER 1939-1945., Barris, Ted and Barris, Alex
106 Barris, Ted and Barris, Alex DAYS OF VICTORY: CANADIANS REMEMBER 1939-1945.
Macmillan, Toronto, (1995), first edition. 
304 pp., large 8vo (9 1/4"H), hard cover in dust jacket. Cartoon endpapers by Fran Dowie. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0771573014 "When VE Day finally came, it erupted with glorious celebrations, tears, and cries of victory. It was a sweet day and a bitter one for millions of people whose lives had been forever changed. This day, and long days of war that led to it, are brought to life in (this book). More than 300 Canadians tell their own stories of the Second World War - stories of cour a g e , sacrifice, tragedy, and glory. It was one of the most trying times in Canadian history, and these ordinary men and women rose to the extraordinary challenge laid before them. Their stories are celebrated here, woven into a compelling narra ti ve o f the Canadian wartime experience, bringing the past vividly to life. Here are tales from noted war correspondents Scott Young and Matthew Halton; stories of home-front rationing, shortages and endless bureaucracy; horrific memories of Buc hen wal d - and Canadian internment camps; hair-raising bomber command stories; revelations of the repatriation controversy; and hilarious accounts of wartime entertainers, including Wayne and Shuster and the crew of 'Meet The Navy'." Minor wrinkl ing at b otto m of spine; place date, and signature in ink on title page. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JUNO:  CANADIANS AT D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944., Barris, Ted.  Foreword by John Keegan.
107 Barris, Ted. Foreword by John Keegan. JUNO: CANADIANS AT D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944.
Thomas Allen, Toronto, 2004. 
311 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887621333 Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "On June 6, 1944, nearly 15,000 Canadians - at sea, in the air, and on the ground - joined the long-anticipated D-Day inva sion of Nazi-occupied Europe on the Normandy beaches. The piece of ground on which the Canadian fought so hard against heavily armed and entrenched German troops was code-named 'Juno'. On that day, the Canadians fought their way farther inland t h a n any other Allied troops. For Canada, this was an extraordinary moment of bravery, sacrifice, and coming of age in the nation's history....(This book) tells the story of Juno in the voices of the men who were there - young farmers from Manit ob a an d Saskatchewan, fresh-faced high-school graduates from Ontario, workers from mines and factories in the Maritimes, and eager recruits from Quebec and Newfoundland....In what might be described as 'Canada's longest day', we join the action ho ur by ho ur, minute by minute. We take to the skies with the airmen who flew fighters and bombers over the beaches. We ply the Channel with the sailors who swept the waters of German mines and navigated landing craft to the French coast line . We go in wit h troops who leapt off those craft into waters bristling with booby-trapped obstacles and raked by machinegun fire to establish a foothold on Juno Beach. Ted Barris has interviewed hundreds of veterans to piece together one of Canada's pro udes t day s , and one of the most significant battles of our time." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; place, date and initials on one preliminary page. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of spine. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
108 Barthorp, Michael. WAR ON THE NILE: BRITAIN, EGYPT AND THE SUDAN, 1882-1898.
Blandford, Poole, 1984. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0713718587 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Britain's continual military involvement in Egypt and the Sudan to protect British 'interest' and the Suez Canal is a compelling story o f gruelling desert campaigns led by such famous Victorian generals as Wolseley, Gordon and Kitchener against the charismatic Mahdi and the Khalifa." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease a t t o p o f rear cover, minor edge wear, very light rubbing, two small soft corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND:  THE STORY OF A NAVAL PILOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918., Bartlett, C.P.O., Squadron Leader.  Edited by his son, Nick Bartlett.
109 Bartlett, C.P.O., Squadron Leader. Edited by his son, Nick Bartlett. IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND: THE STORY OF A NAVAL PILOT ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1916-1918.
Leo Cooper, London, 1994, revised edition. 
159 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850523184 B&w photographs, diagram, map. "Philip Bartlett's account is a unique and fascinating record of a pilot's life in the dawn of aerial warfare and, as a history, of the first use of the bomber in war, strangely, by the Navy's aircraft. Flying by day and night alone, without navigational aids, the author moves from attacks on the U-boat bases to bombing the German Gothas as they prepared to raid London, and then to the s upport of Haig's drive to the coast which ended in the mud of Passchendaele. The climax in March, 1918, is reached when the author's squadron finds itself directly in the path of Ludendorff's massive thrust, which broke the British Vth Ar m y a n d n e a rly decided the War. Attacked by Richthofen's aces, No 5 Squadron RNAS flew continuous desperate missions against the advancing troops from aerodromes which were over-run time after time. At a time when the life of a pilot was re ck on e d in w e ek s, t he author flew 101 missions, enduring the rigours of flying without heat or oxygen, with hesitant engines, no parachutes and the attention of German fighters. Yet there is continual evidence of the pure joy of flying and won der a t the sh ee r b eau ty of the sky." Light browning to top edge of textblock, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SMOKE TRAILS IN THE SKY., Bartley, Tony.
110 Bartley, Tony. SMOKE TRAILS IN THE SKY.
Crecy, (Wilmslow, 1997), new edition. 
208 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947554637 B&w photos, frontispiece portrait. "(Tony Bartley) joined the RAF at the outbreak of war and flew Spitfires with 92 Squadron from RAF Hornchurch, first in the Battle of Fran ce, then covering the Dunkirk evacuation. Later in 1940 the Squadron moved to RAF Biggin Hill which bore the brunt of attacks from German fighters and bombers. At the height of the Battle of Britain he flew daily over London alongside several 9 2 S quadron pilots who went on to fame such as Robert Stanford Tuck, Brian Kingcome and Don Kingaby...Bartley went on to test-fly Spitfires, then led 65 Squadron at Debden and 111 Squardron in North Africa. He flew with 70th Fighter Wing of the Am er i ca n 9th Air Force covering the Normandy landings at Omaha beach. (His) account relives the atmosphere of close knit fighter Squadrons, and also the respite offered by the London social life. Here he met the actress Deborah Kerr, who he marri ed im med iately after the war." Place, date and initials in ink on free front endpaper; book is slightly cocked; areas of light discoloration on boards; small shallow bump on fore-edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spi ne and fla p-folds - one tiny tear, light rubbing, a few faint line indentations on panels. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'., Bassett, Ronald.
111 Bassett, Ronald. HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'.
Arms and Armour, London, 1988, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0853689113 B&w maps and photographs. "The first HMS Sheffield was launched in 1936 to serve her flag bravely for thirty years. During World War Two, the cruiser became one of the mo st illustrious warships of all time, achieving twelve honours. In 1940, she fought in the action off Cape Spartivento; in the following year she shared in the audacious bombardment of Genoa, exchanged salvoes with Bismarck and sank one of that bat t leship's supply tankers, Friedrich Breme. In the Arctic a mine blew a 22-foot hole in her stern, but in an Icelandic fjord her crew fashioned a makeshift timber patch before steaming her back to Britain to fight again. In 1942, in the Barents Se a, Sheffield was in action against the 'pocket battleships' Admiral Hipper and Lutzow, and sank the German destroyer Friedrich Eckoldt. In 1943 she shared in the destruction of the battlecruiser Scharnhorst off North Cape and later supported carri er attacks upon Tirpitz. These, however, were but the highlights of this distinguished ship's wartime service. This book tells the story of her entire life and of her crews before, during and after World War Two - not from the detached perspective of an 'armchair historian', but from that of a writer who served at that time in a similar cruiser. Ronald Bassett was entrusted with research material accumulated over many years by an officer of Sheffield who died before those records could be turn ed into a book. Hundreds of her crew members, including several of her commanding officers, have contributed to this chronicle by means of their memoirs, diaries, letters, newspaper cuttings and photographs, enabling (the author) to paint an a ccura te and powerfully evocative portrait of a famous ship." Slight bump at bottom of spine, slight waviness to edges of text block, previous owner's label on free front endpaper, book cracked in several palces but page signatures are holding firm ly. D ust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small edge tears (two taped) and chips, light rubbing with some slight color loss on rear panel. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE GUNS OF EVENING., Bassett, Ronald.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Paul Wright.
112 Bassett, Ronald. Wraparound dust jacket art by Paul Wright. THE GUNS OF EVENING.
Macmillan, London, 1980, first edition. 
201 pp, + postscript, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333262816 "The battle-cruiser 'Invincible', Rear-Admiral Hood's flagship at the battle of Jutland, and the pride of the Royal Navy, was hit and blew up at 6:33 p.m. on the evening of 31 May 1916 with the loss of 1026 officers and men. There were only six survivors. In his brilliant new novel, Ronald Bassett takes four fictional characters who served in her - a wealthy Australian, the son of a country parson, an ex-professio nal boxer from the East End of London and a boy from the slums of Leith - and traces their lives from before they joined up to their ultimate fate. (This) is a brilliant evocation of naval and civilian life immediately before and during the e a r l y y ears of the First World War. It reaches a terrifying climax with the battle-cruiser's action in the battle of Jutland that shattered so many illusions." Top edge of first 20 pages have been roughly trimmed - a few closed tears have b e en a rc hi va l ly taped, slight browning to text block edges, faint cigarette odor, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light browning at edges and on spine, two tiny dints on front hinge. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
113 Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair. BATA: SHOEMAKER TO THE WORLD.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724168 / 9780773724167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving the liviing standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money. At the time, Tom had no idea of the challenges he would face in fulfilling that promise. Not only was he ill-equipped, at age eighteen, to step into the shoes of an acknowledged business genius, creator of the largest shoe manufacturing and retailing organization in the world. Worse than that, fate was about to deal him a series of painful blows. The subjugation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia, by the Nazis was followed by an acrimonious family rift, the expropriation by Communist regimes of all his holdings in Eastern and Central Europe and, in other parts of the world, economic and political upheavals that threatened the survival of the newly resuscitated Bata organization. Yet Bata actually thrived on the sudden change and adversity. From his new home base in Canada he built, this side of the Iron Curtain, a global empire that employs 70,000 people and plays an important part in the economies of many developing countries. (This) is the story of the man, his family and their business." Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GREAT AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES., Bauer, Dan.
114 Bauer, Dan. GREAT AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES.
Motorbooks. Osceola, WI, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 10 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0879385855 "(A) unique collection of biographies of twelve of the greatest and most interesting American fighter pilots of World War II. With the exception of Tom McGuire and Butch O'Hare - who were killed in a ction - these biographies (of John Alison, Charles MacDonald, Joe Foss, Tex Hill, Marion Carl, Jim Howard, Tom Blackburn, Jim Goodson, Perry Dahl, and Jerry Collinsworth) are based on extensive interviews with the aces and told largely in their w o r d s. Their recollections are vivid and their stories are fresh because these are the first detailed biographies of most of the aces. The interviews are illustrated with more than 140 photographs, many from the aces' personal collections, sho wi ng t he mselves during the war, their squadron mates, their aircraft, and the nose art and markings that made them stand out." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ.  DELUXE FACSIMILE EDITION., Baum, L. Frank.  Illustrated by John R. Neill.
115 Baum, L. Frank. Illustrated by John R. Neill. THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ. DELUXE FACSIMILE EDITION.
Books of Wonder / William Morrow, New York, 1993, first printing of deluxe facsimile edition. 
300 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688115586 Pictorial endpapers, 90 b&w pictures and 16 color plates. The colour plates and dust jacket are enhanced with metallic 'emerald' green ink, as was the original edition. "Jo in Dorothy and the Wonderful Wizard as they take Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a fabulous tour of Oz. During their journey they encounter such amazing and amusing people as King Kleaver with his Spoon Brigade and Miss Cuttenclip in the land o f p a p e r d olls. But while Dorothy and her friends play, the wicked Nome King has joined forces with the terrible Whimsies, the fearsome Growleywogs, and the evil Phanfasms in a plot to capture the Emerald City. Will Dorothy's friends disco ve r t he d an ge r b ef ore it's too late?" Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wear at bottom, minor rubbing, small tear at top/bottom of rear flap-fold and t iny t ea r a t t op of sp in e. Near fine/Very Good 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
CAMERA IN COLDITZ., Baybutt, Ron.
116 Baybutt, Ron. CAMERA IN COLDITZ.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340248238 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Colditz Castle is the Eiger North Wall of World War Two POW camps. It was the ultimate fortress for the bravest and the best, f or the most ingenious, most determined and daredevil spirits who had already effected an exit from lesser establishments of the Third Reich. From Colditz, it was boasted, there could be no escape. The stories of those Allied officers who t o o k u p t he challenge are now well known. But here for the first time a book gathers together a collection of the authentic official German photographs, actually taken on the spot within hours of various foiled escape attempts being discove r ed . S om e ti me s t hey are pictures of the stable door after the horse has fled successfully over the distant border. They were taken between the years 1941 and 1944 by Johannes Lange, a local Colditz town photographer of weddings and christ en ing s, de put ed by th e Thi rd Reich to record what the war's most persistent escapologists were up to....Lange's persistent camera also recorded escape equipment ingeniously devised by the backroom boys, from a compass in a walnut shell to a gl ider wh ich was mer cifu lly sa ved from the ultimate test of the launch pad by the end of the war. The stories are desperate and amazing, funny and tragic by turns, but always exciting. (This book) is also a tribute to the ingenuity and invi ncib ility of the huma n sp irit. " S oft cre ase at top corner of first three leaves, small area of discoloration at top edge of title page and the preceding page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, very light wrin kling at t op o f spi ne an d flap -fold s, v ery l ight rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
117 Bayne-Powell, Rosamond. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. (18th CENTURY.)
London John Murray 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Decorations, furniture, pictures, china, linen, the kitchen, food, drink, entertaining, washing, sanitation, heating, lighting, servants, illness, remedies, handicrafts, money, taxation and household superstitions and customs - all, so to speak, bring grist to the author's mill and the result is a graphic and convincing presentment of life in the period. The 'good old days' may have been enjoyable for those with plenty of money and good health, for the sick and poor much of life must have been horrible, the squalor behind the grandeur, the dirt underneath the cloth of gold - but how gracious and artistic the great houses were." Light stain on page leaf 111/112, five faint line marks on fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear, several small and tiny edge chips, several cup ring stains/impressions on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MORALE:  A STUDY OF MEN AND COURAGE.  THE SECOND SCOTTISH RIFLES AT THE BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPELLE 1915., Baynes, John.
118 Baynes, John. MORALE: A STUDY OF MEN AND COURAGE. THE SECOND SCOTTISH RIFLES AT THE BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPELLE 1915.
Cassell, London, 1967. 
286 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "Morale is as important to a nation in peace as it is in war, on the factory floor and in an office as in a warship or a bomber's crew, in a trade union as in a regiment. In our complex, unstable times, it is vital that we should seek to understand more of morale, what it can attain and how it can be achieved. For this reason alone John Bayne's fascinating sociological study would be an inva luable contribution to the literature of an alarmingly neglected subject. But Major Baynes has a uique and rewarding approach. He has taken a sample community of proven morale and then dissected it tissue by tissue, examining each under t h e m i c r o s cope of his keenly analytical and lively mind. His 'sample' is the 2nd Scottish Rifles, a battalion of that magnificent professional Army with which Britain entered the First World War. At the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March, 19 15 , w he n it w en t 'over the top' it was some 900 strong. Six days later the battalion marched out of the line, still a fighting, disciplined unit. It was 150 strong and was commanded by a second-lieutenant. What enabled those men to keep the ir sp ir it, t hei r t ena ci ty and dash in those awful six days, so graphically recreated here, was their morale. Major Baynes has interviewed the know survivors of the battle and analysed hundreds of books, reports and private papers pertinent to his 's ampl e'. He exa mine s t he social background of the officers and men, their service, their homes, their education, upbringing, beliefs and attitudes. With the advantage of hindsight, he has evaluated their inter-relationships, their loy alti es, and t he r ules and c onven tion s by which they lived. The result is a stimulating book, important in areas far removed from the bloody fields of Flanders." Ex-library copy with some of the usual stamps, old tape and pocket removal m arks , thr ee a reas o f lig ht da mpness marks on f ront board and hinge, free front endpaper missing, a few pages with dog-ear creases, five lines of text on page 92 have green hi-liter. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkli ng, f ading to sp ine and some edges, label removal and t ape marks, several small tears - some taped. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
119 Baz, Petros D. A DICTIONARY OF PROVERBS. WITH A COLLECTION OF MAXIMS, PHRASES, PASSAGES, POEMS AND ANECDOTES FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN LITERATURE.
Philosophical Library, New York, 1963. 
169 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. "The product of many years' preparation, this volume is divided into two sections. The first, which gives the book its distinct flavor, is a concise anthology of quotations, phrases, anecdotes and poetic passag es from both ancient and modern literature. The second section is a complete compendium of proverbs, aphorisms, homilies and wise sayings from nine languages. The collection is as amazingly diverse as it is astonishing in its demonstratio n o f t h e profound similiarity of the ideas of the great and near-great thinkers of history." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, wear at top of rear h i ng e a nd b ot t om of front hinge, light browning to edges of textblock, very light soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WE CAME TO CANADA., Beak, T.W.
120 Beak, T.W. WE CAME TO CANADA.
Ottawa Self-published 1959 3rd Edition Soft Cover Very Good- 
63 pp, 7 5/8" H. "The author, at the age of 39 gave up a good job in the British Civil Service, with pension, security and good prospects, to emigrate to Canada. After three and a half years he is established as a private consultant in his chosen field with an expanding business of his own. In this booklet he sets down with a forth-rightness which only one who has ventured forth and has succeeded has the right to use, his experiences and views on what it takes to make a success of immigration to Canada. (He) aims to supply those who are interested in the possibility of emigration the kind of information so many have found only after they have been in the country for some time." Contents: The Author; Preface; About Canada; About Canadians; Getting a Job in Canada; Work and Working Conditions in Canada; Unemployment and Availability of Work; Living and Living Costs; Where to Settle; The Problems of Settling In; If You Decide to Come. An interesting look at attitudes and opportunities in mid-20th century Canada, along with tables comparing Canadian and British wage rates, food and clothing costs, etc. Postage will be reduced to most destinations for this light item. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning on spine, minor browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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