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FIDDLING WITH DISASTER: CLEARING THE PAST., MacIsaac, Ashley.  With Francis Condron.
121 MacIsaac, Ashley. With Francis Condron. FIDDLING WITH DISASTER: CLEARING THE PAST.
Warwick, (Toronto, 2003). 
279 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover with self-flaps. B&w photos. "Celtic-punk musician Ashley MacIsaac hails from the tiny village of Creignish in rural Cape Breton Island...Cape Breton is the home of a vibrant Scottish and Celtic music scene known to fans of this style of music the world over..." Details McIsaac's early rise to fame and fortune and his subsequent fall. "By the summer of 2000 he hits bottom. Broke, suffering from severe substance abuse, and unmanageable - he has been spit out by the industry that used him up by the age of 26. From the close vantage point of being just 28, but significantly on the road to resurrecting his career, MacIsaac tells his story with his notorious black humour and equally notorious honesty. The result is a riveting read." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
122 Mackay, James. (Robert Service.) VAGABOND OF VERSE: ROBERT SERVICE, A BIOGRAPHY.
Edinburgh Mainstream 1995 1851587047 / 9781851587049 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(W)hat little is generally known of (Robert Service's) life is vague and full of contradictions. Now, after years of research and retracing Service's lifetime of wandering, James Mackay has unravelled this web of half-truths and enigmas to produce a fascinating, definitive biography. (I)llustrated with many superb rare photographs, (this book) is a welcome insight and necessary read for all Service admirers." Tiny stain on half-title page, minor bump to top and bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor rubbing, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
123 MacKenzie, David. Foreword by Pierre Berton. ARTHUR IRWIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 080202632X / 9780802026323 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
323 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From 1925 to 1950 Arthur Irwin was the driving force behind the success of 'Maclean's Magazine', first as associate editor, then managing editor, and, finally, as editor. He had strong views on what it meant to be Canadian, and under his direction 'Maclean's' was moulded into 'Canada's National Magazine', mirroring the development of Canada as an independent nation in the twentieth century. In the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, he was at the centre of the Maclean company's investigation of defence contracting, or what has become known as the 'Bren Gun Scandal'. In the 1940s Irwin actively sought out writers of talent and potential and gradually added to the magazine's staff many Canadian writers who went on to distinguished careers, including Ralph Allen, Pierre Berton, Blair Fraser, and Scott Young. After leaving 'Maclean's' in 1950, Irwin was appointed film commissioner at the National Film Board, during a time when the board's survival was in doubt because of allegations of espionage and subversion. Irwin was the man called in to deal with the NFB's 'red scare', and, afterwards, he reorganized the board and moved its operations from Ottawa to Montreal. Irwin subsequently went on to a career as a diplomat: he was appointed high commissioner in Australia, and ambassador to Brazil and Mexico. In his last professional position he was publisher of an Victoria newspaper. This book, in describing a man who was profoundly representative of his times, and whose presence in major Canadian institutions was influential, captures the mood of Irwin's period and raises important questions about the roots of present-day Canadian nationalism and cultural identity." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
124 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear and wrinkling at bottom of front hinge/front panel. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
125 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Slight bump at bottom of spine with a tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor crease at bottom of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS., Maes, Nicholas.
126 Maes, Nicholas. ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS.
Toronto Dundurn 2009 1550028723 / 9781550028720 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
221 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Born in Thamesville, Ontario, a student at Queen's University in Kingston in the 1930s, and editor and later publisher of the 'Peterborough Examiner' from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, playwright, essayist, critic, professor, and novelist Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was one of Canada's pre-eminent literary voices for more than half a century. Davies worked in his early career to increase the quality and profile of Canadian drama. He started the Dominion Drama Festival and was an early member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival board. In 1948 he produced his first commercially successful play, 'Fortune, My Foe'. With his generous beard and donnish manner, Davies was the very epitome of the 'man of letters', a term he abhorred. Best known for his Deptford Trilogy of novels ('Fifth Business', 'The Manticore', 'World of Wonders'), he also wrote two other trilogies (Salterton and Cornish) and was at work on the third volume of another trilogy (Toronto) when he died. Davies received the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1955 for the novel 'Leaven of Malice', the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1961 for literary achievement, the Governor Gen-eral 's Literary Award in 1972 for the novel 'The Manticore', and twenty-three honorary degrees during his prolific and fruitful career. In 1986 his novel 'What's Bred in the Bone' was shortlisted for Britain's Booker Prize. With a life perhaps as rich in character and colour as that found in his fiction, plays, and essays, the long-time University of Toronto professor and master of Massey College had a great fondness for magic and myth, both of which are found in abundance in much of his work, along with a prodigious streak of wry humour." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS., Maes, Nicholas.
127 Maes, Nicholas. ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS.
Toronto Dundurn 2009 1550028723 / 9781550028720 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
221 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Born in Thamesville, Ontario, a student at Queen's University in Kingston in the 1930s, and editor and later publisher of the 'Peterborough Examiner' from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, playwright, essayist, critic, professor, and novelist Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was one of Canada's pre-eminent literary voices for more than half a century. Davies worked in his early career to increase the quality and profile of Canadian drama. He started the Dominion Drama Festival and was an early member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival board. In 1948 he produced his first commercially successful play, 'Fortune, My Foe'. With his generous beard and donnish manner, Davies was the very epitome of the 'man of letters', a term he abhorred. Best known for his Deptford Trilogy of novels ('Fifth Business', 'The Manticore', 'World of Wonders'), he also wrote two other trilogies (Salterton and Cornish) and was at work on the third volume of another trilogy (Toronto) when he died. Davies received the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1955 for the novel 'Leaven of Malice', the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1961 for literary achievement, the Governor Gen-eral 's Literary Award in 1972 for the novel 'The Manticore', and twenty-three honorary degrees during his prolific and fruitful career. In 1986 his novel 'What's Bred in the Bone' was shortlisted for Britain's Booker Prize. With a life perhaps as rich in character and colour as that found in his fiction, plays, and essays, the long-time University of Toronto professor and master of Massey College had a great fondness for magic and myth, both of which are found in abundance in much of his work, along with a prodigious streak of wry humour." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COPPERMINE:  THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS., Mallory, Enid.  Foreword by Frances Douglas.
128 Mallory, Enid. Foreword by Frances Douglas. COPPERMINE: THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS.
Peterborough, Canada Broadview 1989 0921149395 / 9780921149392 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
273 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/3" D. B&w photographs, map. "(P)resents a compelling view of one of the great travellers of (the 20th) century and of the last days of 'the Old North'. A mining engineer and almost the archetype of the practical man, George Douglas was in 1911 given the task of searching for minerals in the watershed of the Coppermine, above the Arctic Circle. He never found great wealth, but developed a lifelong affinity with the North itself: a fragile land of subtle beauty about to be changed forever by the advance of southern 'civilization'. During that year and the next he lived a life of extraordinary adventure, became the first white man to make contact with many of the Inuit of the region, and became involved with the great figures of that last generation of Northern adventurers. He became a reluctant father figure to Jack Hornby, the doomed romantic who would starve to death with Harold Adlard and Edgar Christian in 1927. Douglas knew as well Robert Service; in one of the more grisly episodes recounted in this book, he and Service are among a group that discovers the bodies of two dead trappers in an isolated cabin. This book, illustrated with 116 of Douglas's own extraordinary photographs, makes that place, that era, and this remarkable man come to life again." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
129 Mander, Christine. EMILY MURPHY: REBEL. FIRST FEMALE MAGISTRATE IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE.
Simon & Pierre, Toronto, (1985), Ist edition. 
150 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos. "A true Canadian heroine - pioneering feminist, writer (under the alias 'Janey Canuck'), patriot, mother, anti-drug crusader, first woman magistrate of the British Empire and rebel - Emily Murphy defied conventional labels." Minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edgwear/rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS:  OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM.  TWO VOLUME SET., Marden, Orison Swett, editor.
130 Marden, Orison Swett, editor. LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS: OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM. TWO VOLUME SET.
New York Success Company 1905 Hard Cover Very Good 
742 pp in two volumes - deep maroon cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spines and front boards, top edges gilt. Red marbled endpapers, b&w frontispieces and decorated title pages. A few b&w plates, plus a photograph section in volume 2. Short biographies, collected under the headings: Invention; Manufacture; Commerce; Finance; Transportation; Labor; Public Life; Education and Literature; Art; Amusement; Philanthropy; Divinity; Canadians. The subjects of the biographies include: Thomas Alva Edison, Andrew Carnegie, Marshall Field, John Wanamaker, Sir Thomas Lipton, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Lyman Judson Gage, Samuel Gompers, Theodore Roosevelt, Jacob Gould Schurman, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Lew Wallace, Frederic Remington, Charles Dana Gibson, John Philip Sousa, Helen Keller, John Burroughs, Nathan Straus, Robert Laird Borden, Goldwin Smith, Sir William C. Van Horne, etc., etc. Volume 1 has light browning on pages 338/339 at gutter due to laid-in piece of paper. Both volumes have light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corners of boards (volume 1 has a tiny bump at one top corner), a few small light rub marks, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - volume 2 has small foxing mark on fore-edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE SCOTS OF MONTREAL:  A PICTORIAL ALBUM., Marelli, Nancy and Dardick, Simon, editors.
131 Marelli, Nancy and Dardick, Simon, editors. THE SCOTS OF MONTREAL: A PICTORIAL ALBUM.
Montreal Vehicule Press 2005 1550651927 / 9781550651928 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
156 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 9 3/16" D). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. "The Scots, many of them of humble origin, were successful in Montreal. they were in the right place at the right time with the right combination of education, religious morals, a strict work ethic, personal ambition, and not least, the vision to see Montreal as the future Canadian metropolis. Looking beyond the stern official portraits and preconceptions we discover how deeply the Scottish thistle is rooted in Montreal's soil." Contents: Preface; The Scots Arrive; Coming Together; Political Life; Colour Portfolio; Church of Scotland; The Fur Trade; Education and the Professions; Merchants and Industrialists; The Railway Men; The Photographers; Conclusion; Index. Interior - very small light soiling mark at bottom of page 39, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump with wrinkling at bottom of spine/front hinge, very small light dint on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
132 Martin, Lawrence. MARIO.
Toronto Lester Publishing 1993 1895555450 / 9781895555455 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "He journeyed from the west-end of Montreal to the Igloo in Pittsburgh. He carried the Penguins from the NHL basement to the Stanley Cup. He has struggled with severe, chronic back problems and fought back in his battle with cancer. He's the pre-eminent force in hockey today (1993). Now, in the first full-scale biography of Mario Lemieux, Lawrence Martin takes the reader behind the mystique, examining the human and the superhuman sides of an athlete who dominates the game, as a coach once said, like a man playing pond hockey with kids." Very light wrinkling at top of rear hinge and at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STEPHEN LEACOCK.  MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES., McArthur, Peter.
133 McArthur, Peter. STEPHEN LEACOCK. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1923 Hard Cover Good+ 
176 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold signature on front board. Tipped in b&w frontispiece. Looks at the life and work of Canadian humorist and historian, Stephen Leacock. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Light edge wear, tiny bump to top corner of boards, 1946 Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, small areas of browning in gutters of first few pages of biographical section, very light browning to edges of text block, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
134 McCall, Fiona and Howard, Paul. ALL IN THE SAME BOAT: FAMILY CRUISING AROUND THE ATLANTIC & STILL IN THE SAME BOAT. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771054378 / 9780771054372 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
248 pp, 339 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volumes, both first editions. Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs. "Every sailor's dream cruise: how a Canadian family (including Peter, 4, and Penny, 6) built a boat in their backyard and sailed it to Africa, South America and Panama on their way around the world." "Still in the Same Boat" published 1990 (ISBN 0771054408) continues the adventure "From Panama across the Pacific, the Indian Ocean and home to Canada." "All in the Same Boat" has three tiny corner bumps, light wrinkling at top of front hinge and at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. "Still in the Same Boat" has light wrinkling at bottom of spine and one tiny corner bump. Dust jackat has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
135 McCarthy, Doris. A FOOL IN PARADISE: AN ARTIST'S EARLY LIFE.
Toronto Macfarlane Walter & Ross 1990 092191203X / 9780921912033 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
257 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "In 1926, when she was just fifteen years old, Doris McCarthy unexpectedly won a scholarship to art college. Among her mentors were the leading members of the Group of Seven: Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Lawren Harris. Their influence changed her life; the girl who thought herself destined to be a writer of books became instead an artist. (This book) describes the coming of age of this spirited young woman who followed an unorthodox path to happiness while struggling to establish herself in the art world of the thirties and forties. Against the backdrop of those eventful decades, she writes of a tumultuous year of study in pre-war London, adjusting to the strictures of a teaching job in the depths of the Depression, breaking loose from the conventional assumptions of the day, and finding love in unexpected places. (The) captivating memoir of her early life illuminates a period now passed, but her story resonates with remarkably timely themes: the desire for independence, the strength of friendships between girls and women, the exhilaration of creative and fulfilling work, and the search for joy and contentment in life." A small bump at top edge of front board, bottom of spine and at one corner. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - light at bottom of spine and at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
136 McDonald, Lois Halliday. (Francis Ermatinger.) FUR TRADE LETTERS OF FRANCIS ERMATINGER. WRITTEN TO HIS BROTHER EDWARD DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY 1818-1853.
Glendale, California Arthur H. Clark 1980 0870621300 / 9780870621307 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
317 pp, 9 1/2" H. Northwest Historical Series XV. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Sepia tone frontispiece, portrait and three maps, fold-out b&w map. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Ermatinger Family Background - Merchants of Montreal; Apprentice Clerks at the Bay; Reassignment to the Columbia Department; Brother Edward Leaves the HBC; Indian Troubles - Ermatinger Keeps a Journal; Domestic Troubles; Among Flatheads and Americans; Ministering to Missionaries and Nursing a Grudge with the HBC; Keepng the Cowlitz Farm and the Willamette Falls Store; Exile in Athabasca; Last Days of an Old Fur Trader; Bibliography; Index. Tiny tear on inside front hinge - archivally taped, two soft creases at top corner of front free endpaper, three corners slightly bumped, light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, some light rubbing on boards 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN., McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors.  (William Wye Smith)
137 McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith) WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550028049 / 9781550028041 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demon-strated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception. Smith prepared his 'Canadian Reminiscences', a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN., McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors.  (William Wye Smith)
138 McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith) WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550028049 / 9781550028041 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demon-strated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception. Smith prepared his 'Canadian Reminiscences', a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing on covers, very minor soiling on bottom of text block, minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TANNOY CALLING:  A STORY OF CANADIAN AIRMEN FLYING AGAINST NAZI GERMANY., McQuiston, John H.
139 McQuiston, John H. TANNOY CALLING: A STORY OF CANADIAN AIRMEN FLYING AGAINST NAZI GERMANY.
New York Vantage Press 1990 0533086604 / 9780533086603 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
210 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(During World War II) Bomber Pilot John H. McQuiston, saw extensive service with the Royal Canadian Air Force. In late 1944, everywhere in Europe, the Allies were on the offensive, driving the Nazis out of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and thrusting into Germany itself. Aerial bombardment was a major factor in these successes, forcing the surrender of occupied towns with an economy of lives and time. (This) is history from a bomber pilot's vantage point, as tense periods of action were balanced by episodes of comic relief while on leave. Here is an account of World War II as experienced by a young Canadian pilot with a novelist's eye and ear." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, four tiny dents on front cover. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, six tiny dents on front panel, very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny edge tear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
PILOTS:  CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT., Melady, John.
140 Melady, John. PILOTS: CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771058632 / 9780771058639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "This is the story of flying in Canada - told by the men and women who have lived it, the pilots. The story begins with John McCurdy's history-making flight in the 'Silver Dart' over the frozen shores of Lake Bras d'Or, Baddeck, in 1909, and moves through the years, documenting the landmark flights, retelling the yarns and lore of flying, and introducing the heroes - the famous and the unsung." Very light soiling on fore-edge of textblock, light creasing at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of front panel - minor elsewhere, minor scuff on spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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