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ON A LONELY SIDE ROAD OUTSIDE THE CITY OF LONDON, ONTARIO.  THE STORY OF CHARLES W. LEACH., Horn, Jean E. (Porter).
101 Horn, Jean E. (Porter). ON A LONELY SIDE ROAD OUTSIDE THE CITY OF LONDON, ONTARIO. THE STORY OF CHARLES W. LEACH.
Kingston, Ontario Iawah House 1983 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
193 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. Written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Camp Iawah (and its predecessory, the Christian Youth Centre), this is a biography of Charles W. Leach (and his wife, Ruth) and his life of service within the Baptist Church in Ontario. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, diagonal crease down front cover near hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DIRTY THIRTIES:  CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION., Horne, Michiel, editor.  Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al.
102 Horne, Michiel, editor. Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al. THE DIRTY THIRTIES: CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
Copp, Clark 1972 Soft Cover Good+ 
728 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "How did people live through the Depression of the 1930s? (T)he Depression irrevocably altered the attitudes of those who endured it, and consequently has subtly shaped the life styles of their children. This fascinating collection contains accounts from various classes - farmers, fishermen, industrial and extractive workers, white collar workers, members of the professions, independent proprietors, rentiers, managers - and those who belonged only to the vast mass of unemployed. Personal histories are nicely balanced by comments from academic writers, from journalists, social workers, policemen, the clergy, and from politicians and others who offered a bewildering selection of 'cures'. The final section of the book presents the reminiscences of several well-known Canadians." Interior - light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edgers of text block, three varying size creases at bottom corner of rear cover, two tiny corner creases on front cover, light edge wear - mainly on spine, two faint creases on spine, light rubbing - mainly on spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN BRIDGE OF MEMOIRS., Humphrey, James McGivern.
103 Humphrey, James McGivern. THE GOLDEN BRIDGE OF MEMOIRS.
Don Mills, Ontario Thomas Nelson & Sons 1979 0176006907 / 9780176006907 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
182 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates. "James McGivern Humphrey tells of a fascinating life, from his early years in New Brunswick, to his peaceful days of retirement in Aberdeen, Scotland. This is an account of Colonel Humphrey's distinguished service in the Canadian Army: his performance in France during World War I which earned him the Military Cross for gallantry; and his duties during the Second World War as the co-ordinator of Auxiliary Services, providing for the after-training needs of the men and women in service. This is also a story about Humphrey's personal life - his family history, his boyhood, his own family, and his life in the community and business world during times of peace." Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing - small scuff on front panel, very light edge wear/wrinkling, one very small closed tear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MY LADY OF THE CHIMNEY-CORNER & THE SOULS OF POOR FOLK., Irvine, Alexander. (1863-1941)
104 Irvine, Alexander. (1863-1941) MY LADY OF THE CHIMNEY-CORNER & THE SOULS OF POOR FOLK.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good+ 
316 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Irish-American author Alexander Irvine's reminiscences of growing up in poverty in Northern Ireland in the mid 19th century. "Our Lady of the Chimney-Corner" particularly focuses on his beloved mother. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LUFTWAFFE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Ishoven, Armand van.
105 Ishoven, Armand van. THE LUFTWAFFE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Shepperton Ian Allan 1998 1550680501 / 9781550680508 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Battle of Britain has always been seen as one of the major turning points of the war: the might of the Luftwaffe, devastator of half of Europe, turned towards the beleaguered British Isles to stamp out the RAF and prepare the way for Operation Sea Lion - the first proper invasion of Great Britain since 1066. (The author has) produced a fascinating collection of eyewitness accounts and reports - many produced while the heat of battle was still on the writers - and a staggering number of German photographs, few of which have been published before. All in all it is a dramatic account of what it was like to fight on the other side to 'the few' during the battle of Britain." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE LUFTWAFFE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Ishoven, Armand van.
106 Ishoven, Armand van. THE LUFTWAFFE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Shepperton Ian Allan 1998 1550680501 / 9781550680508 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine 
128 pp, 4to (11 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Battle of Britain has always been seen as one of the major turning points of the war: the might of the Luftwaffe, devastator of half of Europe, turned towards the beleaguered British Isles to stamp out the RAF and prepare the way for Operation Sea Lion - the first proper invasion of Great Britain since 1066. (The author has) produced a fascinating collection of eyewitness accounts and reports - many produced while the heat of battle was still on the writers - and a staggering number of German photographs, few of which have been published before. All in all it is a dramatic account of what it was like to fight on the other side to 'the few' during the battle of Britain." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
107 Jacobsen, Larry G. LEANING INTO THE WIND: MEMOIRS OF AN IMMIGRANT PRAIRIE FARM BOY.
Bloomington, Indiana 1st Books 2004 141076804X / 9781410768049 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Signed by Author
309 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Signed by author on title page. B&w photographs. "This is a humorous story about an awkward runt - a misfit growing up on a farm on the western prairies during a time when there were few radios and no electricity or plumbing. It tells about a boy in a large poverty-stricken family coming of age and making his way into the workforce. (It) gives the reader vivid insights into farm life during the nineteen thirties and forties. The reader will also experience life in the rugged logging, mining and construction camps. Here you will meet some extraordinary characters the author toiled and drank with - a special breed of men who not only worked hard, but played hard. Underground mining was hazardous, but more of these men were killed at the wheels of their cars, than down the mines. The author also tried sales - first vacuum cleaners door to door and later real estate. During his earlier years he used up nine lives, as well as having other narrow scrapes. At age forty-four he entered graduate school for an MBA despite having only a Grade X education and at age fifty one he launched a rewarding consulting career." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor curl at corners of covers, tiny faint soiling mark on bottom of textblock. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHINDIT., James, Richard Rhodes.  Foreword by Bernard Fergusson.
108 James, Richard Rhodes. Foreword by Bernard Fergusson. CHINDIT.
John Murray, London, 1980, first edition. 
214 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0719537460 B&w photographs, maps. "In 1943 Major-General Orde Wingate startled the military world by his daring raid in command of 77 Brigade into the heart of Japanese-occupied Burma. In t he following year Wingate master-minded an even more ambitious operation, which involved the flying in of about 10,000 men and 1,000 animals behind enemy lines to harass the Japanese and disrupt their communications, with the aid of close t a c t i c a l s upport by USAAF No. 1 Air Commando under Colonel Philip Cochran. 'Chindit' was the name given to these operations and to the men who took part in them, derived from the Burmese word for the mythical beast that guards their pagodas fr om e vi l. Th i s book is a personal account of the 1944 operation by an officer who served on the staff of 111 Brigade. It tells the story of the preparations in central India for this arduous form of warfare, which Wingate called Long Range Pen etr ati on, th e fl ig ht deep into enemy territory and the subsequent campaign of guerrilla operations after the sudden death of Wingate...." Cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, very small remainder dot on botttom of text bloc k. Dust jac ke t is pr ice clipped, has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling, light browning at top edge, tiny scuff on front flap-fold. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
109 Jameson, Mrs. (Anna Jameson). WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAMBLES IN CANADA. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Near Fine 
315 pp, 341 pp, 356 pp, 8 3/8" H - 3 volume set, without the original slipcase. Part of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile reprint of the Saunders and Otley, London, 1838 edition. The journals of Anna Jameson. "While in Canada, I was thrown into scenes and regions hitherto undescribed by any traveller, (for the northern shores of Lake Huron are almost new ground,) and into relations with the Indian tribes, such as few European women of refined and civilised habits have ever risked, and none have recorded. My intention was to have given the result of what I had seen, and the reflections and comparisons excited by so much novel experience." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BESIEGED:  THE WORLD WAR II ORDEAL OF MALTA, 1940-1942., Jellison, Charles A.
110 Jellison, Charles A. BESIEGED: THE WORLD WAR II ORDEAL OF MALTA, 1940-1942.
University of New Hampshire / University Press of New England, (Hanover, NH), 1984, first edition. 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, map. ISBN 0874513138 "During the early years of the Second World War, the tiny island of Malta withstood months of incessant heavy bombing and blockade by the Axis powers. Because of its strategic location and excellent harbor facilities, retention of Malta was of utmost importance for the British. Conversely, its surrender or neutralization as an offensive base was given the highest priority by the enemy. For more than two years this lonely outpost (the sole British base between Gibraltar and Alexandria) was subjected to the heaviest sustained bombing ever unleashed upon so small an area, while its people were increasingly deprived of food, medicine, and virtually all other necessities of life by the ever-tightening stranglehold of the Axis blockade. This fine narrative conveys in a lively, moving fashion the effects of that extraordinary period on the populace of Malta. This is not a military history, but rather extremely readable social history set against the backdrop of military events. It deals principally with the effect of the blockade upon island life, and is the first book to present the Maltese war experience from a Maltese point of view. It recounts the story of how a simple, deeply religious people who had never experienced modern warfare reacted to the brutal, grueling ordeal of a war that was none of their making. Growing out of the author's interest in and extended visits to Malta, the book's special features include extensive use of material from diaries and personal recollections extracted from dozens of interviews with actual participants in the drama. " Small faint scuff to fore-edge of textblock, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny soiling marks on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel. VG+/V G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THIRTEEN DESPERATE HOURS:  A LIBERTY SHIP'S CREW AND THEIR NAVY ARMED GUARD FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL WHILE GROUNDED ON A JAPANESE-HELD ISLAND., Johnson, Marill.  (Will and Marilyn Rayment.)
111 Johnson, Marill. (Will and Marilyn Rayment.) THIRTEEN DESPERATE HOURS: A LIBERTY SHIP'S CREW AND THEIR NAVY ARMED GUARD FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL WHILE GROUNDED ON A JAPANESE-HELD ISLAND.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 2001. 
178 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897452585 "In 36 moths of sea duty as Radio Operator on five Merchant Marine ships, co-author Will Rayment encountered air bombings, typhoons and a tsunami while transporting volatile petroleum, munitions, lan ding craft, and troops. His tours on the Tanker 'Santa Cruz', the Liberty ships 'Gilbert M. Hitchcock' and 'Albert A. Robinson', the Refrigeration ship 'Grommet Reefer', and the Victory ship 'Fenn Victory' - along with his fellow seamen - wer e p a r t of the contribution to America's war effort by much-overlooked and unsung heroes. The men of the Merchant Marine, and the U.S. Navy Armed Guard that accompanied them, endured extreme danger and hardship in their efforts to protect Ameri ca ' s fr ee do m s. Some 733 Merchant ships were sunk in the attempts to deliver America's war supplies for Allied troops. (This book) is a historically based tale of an unheralded part of World War II that needs to be remembered." Interior - cl ean a nd ti ght wi th no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CORVETTES CANADA:  CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES., Johnston, Mac.
112 Johnston, Mac. CORVETTES CANADA: CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075513811 / 9780075513810 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "The corvette was 'the' ship to define the Canadian navy in World War II as an escort service. From the fall of 1940 until May 1945, we follow these small warships as they shepherd convoys of merchant ships carrying weapons, food, oil, raw materials and manufactured goods from North America to the United Kingdom. On the return trip, the escorts bring back the empty vessels for reloading. We see the routines of corvette life punctuated by sudden bursts of fierce action. These are life-and-death moments for the warship escorts, the merchant ships they protect and the attacking U-boats of the German navy. But there is another enemy - the North Atlantic itself. It is a powerful force that dictates the corvette crews' living conditions and, at times, even their chances of survival. The corvettes saw action in other important areas, so our veterans tell us about the famous Triangle Run and lesser-known efforts such as trips to Labrador and escort work in the St. Lawrence River. We also learn about service in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. This is the story of the men themselves - men from the lower deck and the wardroom. It is the story of the 123 corvettes they sailed. And in many ways the corvette story is an analogy for Canada as a whole: unprepared for war, committed to a cause, bloodied in batle - and ultimately triumphant." Creasing at fore-edge of page 113/114, slight bump/wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and flap-folds, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CORVETTES CANADA:  CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES., Johnston, Mac.
113 Johnston, Mac. CORVETTES CANADA: CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075513811 / 9780075513810 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "The corvette was 'the' ship to define the Canadian navy in World War II as an escort service. From the fall of 1940 until May 1945, we follow these small warships as they shepherd convoys of merchant ships carrying weapons, food, oil, raw materials and manufactured goods from North America to the United Kingdom. On the return trip, the escorts bring back the empty vessels for reloading. We see the routines of corvette life punctuated by sudden bursts of fierce action. These are life-and-death moments for the warship escorts, the merchant ships they protect and the attacking U-boats of the German navy. But there is another enemy - the North Atlantic itself. It is a powerful force that dictates the corvette crews' living conditions and, at times, even their chances of survival. The corvettes saw action in other important areas, so our veterans tell us about the famous Triangle Run and lesser-known efforts such as trips to Labrador and escort work in the St. Lawrence River. We also learn about service in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. This is the story of the men themselves - men from the lower deck and the wardroom. It is the story of the 123 corvettes they sailed. And in many ways the corvette story is an analogy for Canada as a whole: unprepared for war, committed to a cause, bloodied in batle - and ultimately triumphant." Previous owner's signature, place & date in ink on front free endpaper; book is lightly cocked; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; very light wear on bottom edge of boards and at corners. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with a few small faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
114 Johnstone, Sandy, Air Vice-Marshal. (Alexander) ENEMY IN THE SKY: MY 1940 DIARY.
Presidio, San Rafael, California, 1979. 
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891410864 B&w photographs. "In 1940 Great Britain faced one of the most critical periods in its history when Germany launched its air power across the English Channel. For a few nigh tmarish weeks the fate of the nation lay in the hands of its fighter pilots, 'Churchill's Few'. During those pivotal days Sandy Johnstone commanded the 602nd (City of Glasgow) Squadron stationed at Westhampnett. He kept a detailed diary of t h e s q u adron's activities. Flying their Spitfires, the pilots of the 602nd pitted themselves against the German threat, fighting for control of the airspace over their homeland. Johnstone himself was credited with eight kills and four probab le s. .. . Ev en tu ally the Battle of Britain was won. The 602nd Squadron's outstanding role in the victory, clearing the skies of enemy aircraft, is brilliantly brought to life again through the pages of this remarkable diary." Minor wrinkling a t t op/ bot to m o f s pin e, tiny light scuff on front board, very light edge wear, slight browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-foldsminor soiling, one small edge tear - taped, slight bro wnin g on spi ne. Ve ry G ood+ /Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
RECOLLECTION OF A WINTER CAMPAIGN IN INDIA IN 1857-58.  WITH DRAWINGS ON STONE FROM THE AUTHOR'S DESIGNS., Jones, Oliver J., Captain, R.N.
115 Jones, Oliver J., Captain, R.N. RECOLLECTION OF A WINTER CAMPAIGN IN INDIA IN 1857-58. WITH DRAWINGS ON STONE FROM THE AUTHOR'S DESIGNS.
London Stamp Exchange, (London), 1989, reprint of the 1859 edition with new foreword. 
213 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Plates, battle plans. "The vivid reminiscences of Captain Oliver Jones RN, bring to life again the fierce and confusing fighting around Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny in 1857. Jones had an artist's eye for the unusual or picturesque aspects of the campaign. This emerges both in the marvellous illustrations, based on his own sketches, and here splendidly reproduced in all their original freshness and also in the vivid descriptive passages both of the Indian landscape and of its inhabitants. Here, too, are the undoubted 'stars' of the Lucknow operation: Captain Sir William Peel and the sailors of the Naval Brigade. Jones gives much fascinating detail about the brigades campaign: including the horses 'moored head and stern'; the sailors' dress and marching - and their numerous pets! The mid-Victorian bluejacket comes to life agin on Jones' pages, with all the characteristics of cheerfulness, idiosyncracy and resourcefulness which so endeared him to his contemporaries." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. NF/VG+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
FURTHER DOWN MEMORY LANE AND MEMORIES OF WELTON ROVERS., Jones, Reg.
116 Jones, Reg. FURTHER DOWN MEMORY LANE AND MEMORIES OF WELTON ROVERS.
Privately Published 1987 0951034014 / 9780951034019 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
Unpaginated (approx. 72 pp.), 8 3/16" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. The author's memories of life in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, including many of the local soccer club. Interior - tiny piece missing form top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small corner creases, tiny piece missing from top corner of front cover, minor rubbing, minor wrinkles and tiny light stain on rear cover, very tiny light stain on top of text block, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FLYING SAILOR., Jubelin, Andre, Rear Admiral.  Translated from the French by James Cleugh.
117 Jubelin, Andre, Rear Admiral. Translated from the French by James Cleugh. THE FLYING SAILOR.
London Hurst and Blackett 1954 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
276 pp, 8 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w photographs. The author's reminiscences of the Second World War and "those young men of the Royal Air Force who served with me in the skies of France and England and went smiling into battle." Book is slightly cocked, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corners of boards, scattered tiny areas odf faint scuffing on boards, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.:  A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946., Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C.
118 Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C. MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.: A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946.
Langton, ON George F. Keen 2003 0973358009 / 9780973358001 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Signed by Author
115 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page. Contents: Induction and Guard Duty; Initial Training School Number Five in Belleville; Training at No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg; Number 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba; No. One Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba; Embarkation Leave to Penrhos, Wales; No. 23 Operational Training Unit at Pershore; Operations With 426 Thunderbird Squadron; Operations With 420 Snowy Owl Squadron; Instructing at Long Marston; Training for My Second Tour; Operations With 431 Iroquois Squadron; 428 Ghost Squadron and The Trip Home; Epilogue. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.:  A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946., Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C.
119 Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C. MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.: A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946.
Langton, ON George F. Keen 2003 0973358009 / 9780973358001 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Signed by Author
115 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page. Contents: Induction and Guard Duty; Initial Training School Number Five in Belleville; Training at No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg; Number 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba; No. One Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba; Embarkation Leave to Penrhos, Wales; No. 23 Operational Training Unit at Pershore; Operations With 426 Thunderbird Squadron; Operations With 420 Snowy Owl Squadron; Instructing at Long Marston; Training for My Second Tour; Operations With 431 Iroquois Squadron; 428 Ghost Squadron and The Trip Home; Epilogue. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MINAS AVETISIAN., Khachaturian, Shahen.  (Minas Avetisian.)
120 Khachaturian, Shahen. (Minas Avetisian.) MINAS AVETISIAN.
AAA Publishing House, [Montreal, Canada], (1996), Ist edition. 
208 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "150 colour plates representing Minas's easel paintings, stage designs and frescoes. In addition there are also 30 reproductions of his drawings and 20 archival photographs." "...an artist of enormous talent, who tragically died young and at the peak of his creative career. The standard bearer of art in the 1960's, (Armenian artist) Minas Avetisian represented freedom and boldness rarely found among those whose careers coincided with the Soviet era. He asserted artistic freedom, and it can be said he died early because of his defiance...Apart from the detailed introduction, the book also contains some of Minas's own pronouncements on art, as well as the reminiscences of eminent personalities in the cultural and artistic fields: D. Likhachev, Ch. Aimatov, Carzou, W. Saroyan, V. Razdol-skaya, H. Hagopian, et al." Light waviness to top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing - no color loss. NF/VG 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
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