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1. THE CRIPPLED TREE.  2. A MORTAL FLOWER.  3. BIRDLESS SUMMER., Han Suyin.  (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.)
121 Han Suyin. (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.) 1. THE CRIPPLED TREE. 2. A MORTAL FLOWER. 3. BIRDLESS SUMMER.
London Jonathan Cape Hard Cover 
Han Suyin (1916-2012), daughter of a Chinese father and Belgium mother, was born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow and is perhaps best known for her novel "A Many-Splendoured Thing", basis for the movie, "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". These are the first three volumes of her autobiography, tracing her family history from 1885, then her own story up to 1948. (Two later volumes, covering the years 1949-1991 are not included here.) All are in dust jackets, have pictorial endpapers, b&w photo-graphs & map, 8 3/4" H. 1. The Crippled Tree - 461 pp, 1970 reprint, ISBN 0224610058. "Han Suyin evokes, through the life of her two families (eastern and western), a panorama of the history of China from 1885 to 1928. It contains eyewitness accounts, from family papers, of the Sino-French War, of the revolution of 1911 and of the emergence of Chiang Kai-shek." 2. A Mortal Flower - 413 pp, 1966 first edition. "(Covers) the decade from 1928 to 1938, when Chiang Kai-shek rose to power and Mao Tsetung in his mountain fastness gathered the spent remnants of an almost destroyed communist army and rebuilt it as a force. The Japanese invasion, the Long March, the Student Revolt of 1936 - all these happened in China while Hitler and Mussolini hypnotized Europe with their preparations for war." 3. Birdless Summer - 347 pp, 1968 first edition, ISBN 224614711. "The events of Chinese history between 1938 and 1948 are vividly reconstructed (here). The story of Han Suyin's unhappy marriage to a fanatical army officer is told against the background of the appalling confusion and corruption of China at that time: the Japanese invasion, the misery and squalor of the retreating Chinese, the activi-ties of Chiang Kai-shek and his 'Blueshirts', the violent prelude to revolution. (Her) narrative is not merely the affecting and extraordinary lfie of a woman of immense courage. In the way that it brings to life more powerfully than ever before the spirit and politics of China, it is a significant contribution to the history of our time." Volume 1- fading to color at edges of boards and on front hinge, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, two edge tears archivally taped, slight fading to spine color. Volume 2 - light fading to color on top of spine - also a tiny stain, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, very small bump to bottom corner of front board - migrates into half the pages, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top of rear hinge and front flap, small ink stin on inside of rear flap, light rubbing. Volume 3 has very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
A PORTRAIT OF THE HINDUS:  BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824., Hardgrave, Robert L., Jr.
122 Hardgrave, Robert L., Jr. A PORTRAIT OF THE HINDUS: BALTHAZAR SOLVYNS & THE EUROPEAN IMAGE OF INDIA 1760-1824.
New York Oxford University Press 2004 0195220412 / 9780195220414 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Francois Balthazar Solvyns. 
568 pp, 12 1/8" H. 79 colour and 285 b&w illustrations. "The Flemish artist Francois Balthazar Solvyns (1760-1824) is little known, but his series of etchings of the Hindus provides a rich and compelling portrait of India two hundred years ago. With commitment to faithful representation and with the sensi-bilities of an astutely observant artist, Solvyns portrays the people of India in their occupations, festi-vals and cultural life with immediacy and sympathy. Solvyns' life is itself fascinating, and his portrayal of India constitutes an unrivalled visual account of the people of Bengal in the late eighteenth century." Contents: Francois Balthazar Solvyns Life and Work: Acknowledgements; Introduction; From Antewerp to Calcutta: A Flemish Artist in India; Return to Europe: Les Hindous; Balthazar Solvyns, Artist and Orientalist; Les Hindous: Preliminary Discourse. A Portrait of the Hindus: Solvyn's Calcutta; Castes and Occupations; Dresses of Hindu Men and Hindu Women; Servants of the European Household in Calcutta; Fakirs and Religious Mendicants; Musical Instruments; Festivals and Ceremonies; Sati; Modes of Smoking, &c.; Modes of Conveyance; Boats of Bengal; Natural History: Plants and Animals; Indian Heads; Appendix I. Solvyns in Libraries; Bibliography; Index & Glossary. Minor 2" wrinkle in cloth on front board, wrinkle in front pastedown. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light color offset fron boards on inside surface. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
PARTIAL RECALL., Harris, Erdman.
123 Harris, Erdman. PARTIAL RECALL.
Privately Published 1980 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
181 pp, 9" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Inscribed on front fee endpaper: "With many fond memories of luncheons at the Century and the treat of reading your books / Erdman". Personal reminiscences of Erdman Harris (of the Massey-Harris Harrises and the Shenstones on his mother's side), born in Toronto in 1898. Recounts his early days on Walmer Road in Toronto, his trip to the Delhi Durbar, boarding school life, time at Princeton University where he worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Triangle Club show of 1916 (Safety First), further studies in Edinburgh, teaching in Cairo, marriage and family life, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, a few minor soiling marks and very faint liquid marks on rear cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
124 Heaton, P.M. BOOTH LINE.
Pontypool, Gwent P. M. Heaton 1987 0950771481 / 9780950771489 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
84 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Many b&w photographs, map endpapers. "The Booth Line is one of Liverpool's smaller but nonetheless well known Liner shipping companies. They have been involved in the North Brazil and Amazon River trade for over 120 years, and at one time were probably the major industrial body in the Rubber Boom of the Amazon Basin. (T)his book concentrates more on the ships and trades of the Booths, and does not deal with their many other interests over the years, including hides, construction and allied businesses." From the Introduction. Contents: Author; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Alfred and Charles Booth, Their Origins and Early Careers; The Entry into Shipowning; The Booth Steamship Co. Ltd.; Amalgamation; The First World War; The Inter-War Years; The Second World War; Acquisition by the Vestey Group; Further Developments; Containerisation; Appendix 1 - Booth Line: Fleet List; Appendix 2 - Red Cross Line: Fleet List; Appendix 3 - Vessels Operated in North Brazil and the River Amazon; Appendix 4 - Vessels Operated in Portugal; Abbreviations. Book is lightly cocked, small light bump at bottom of front hinge, small crease at bottom of gutter of pages 55 to 58. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL., Henshaw, Alex.
125 Henshaw, Alex. THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL.
London John Murray 1980 0719537401 / 9780719537400 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(Alex Henshaw) had the luck to grow up in the '20s and '30s during the golden age of flying and thanks to his father's generous encouragement it was not long before he had his own Gipsy Moth. From that moment there was no looking back. The Blue Riband of flying in the British Isles between the two World Wars was the King's Cup: Henshaw set his heart on it, developing a technique of racing which extracted the very maximum from his aircraft: first the Comper Swift and then the DH Leopard Moth. Parallel with his search for speed was an obsession with making accurate landfalls, and he developed this blind-flying talent deliberately in a flying partnership with his father on many carefully planned long-distance survey flights. His exciting apprenticeship in these two skills was crowned by the acquisition of the Percival Mew Gull G-AEXF in 1937. After many initial successes with the machine Henshaw became associated with Jack Cross of Essex Aero Ltd at Gravesend who became primarily responsible for the racing and long distance preparations. First fruits of this partnerships was victory in the King's Cup of 1938 at a speed that was the fastest of any winning aircraft at any time. This was closely followed by an amazing solo flight to Cape Town and back in February 1939 establishing several solo records that still stand today, over forty years later. This feat of navigation and airmanship must surely be one of man's greatest flights - 12,754 miles over desert, sea and jungle in a single-engined light aircraft. Alex Henshaw tells his story in a vivid style that puts you at the heart of all his battles and adventures." Small light bump at top of rear hinge, slight waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge and rear flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL., Henshaw, Alex.
126 Henshaw, Alex. THE FLIGHT OF THE MEW GULL.
London John Murray 1980 0719537401 / 9780719537400 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
310 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(Alex Henshaw) had the luck to grow up in the '20s and '30s during the golden age of flying and thanks to his father's generous encouragement it was not long before he had his own Gipsy Moth. From that moment there was no looking back. The Blue Riband of flying in the British Isles between the two World Wars was the King's Cup: Henshaw set his heart on it, developing a technique of racing which extracted the very maximum from his aircraft: first the Comper Swift and then the DH Leopard Moth. Parallel with his search for speed was an obsession with making accurate landfalls, and he developed this blind-flying talent deliberately in a flying partnership with his father on many carefully planned long-distance survey flights. His exciting apprenticeship in these two skills was crowned by the acquisition of the Percival Mew Gull G-AEXF in 1937. After many initial successes with the machine Henshaw became associated with Jack Cross of Essex Aero Ltd at Gravesend who became primarily responsible for the racing and long distance preparations. First fruits of this partnerships was victory in the King's Cup of 1938 at a speed that was the fastest of any winning aircraft at any time. This was closely followed by an amazing solo flight to Cape Town and back in February 1939 establishing several solo records that still stand today, over forty years later. This feat of navigation and airmanship must surely be one of man's greatest flights - 12,754 miles over desert, sea and jungle in a single-engined light aircraft. Alex Henshaw tells his story in a vivid style that puts you at the heart of all his battles and adventures." Previous owner's name in red ink on front free endpaper, small bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF WILHELMINE, MARGRAVINE OF BAIREUTH., Her Royal Highness Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein, translator & editor.  (Frederica Sophie Wilhelmine of Brandenburg-Baireuth.)
127 Her Royal Highness Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein, translator & editor. (Frederica Sophie Wilhelmine of Brandenburg-Baireuth.) MEMOIRS OF WILHELMINE, MARGRAVINE OF BAIREUTH.
London David Stott 1887 Hard Cover Good- Inscribed by editor.
458 pp + (1) pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Tissue-covered sepiatone frontispiece. Inscribed on half title page: "For dearest Louisechen / from her devoted Sister / Helena (underlined with a flourish) / July. 1887. (underlined)". Helena Augusta Victoria was Queen Victoria's 5th child and married Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, becoming Princess Christian. The British Royal family were fond of German diminutives and the 'Louisechen' of the inscription could have been her younger sister, Louise Caroline Alberta, or her Prussian sister-in-law, wife of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, who was referred to as 'Louisechen' in family papers. The Duke served as Governor General of Canada in 1911 and 'Duchess of Connaught' has been pencilled above 'Louisechen' at some time. An interesting association copy. Some small splits to paper on inside hinges, a few pages with soft wrinkling at top corner, scattered light foxing marks on preliminary pages and on two rear pages, book is lightly cocked, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, small slight bump at board corners, age/dust darkening to edges of text block - especially to the top, rubbing and soiling to boards. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS:  CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES., Heriot, George.  Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman.
128 Heriot, George. Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman. TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS: CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300360 / 9780888300362 First Hurtig Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ George Heriot. 
602 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red cloth covered boards, black title block with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Original publisher's cardboard slipcase with titling on spine and one side. Black, white & cream illustrations (several fold-out) plus colour fold-out map (collated). Title continues: "To which is sub-joined a comparative view of the manners and customs of several of the Indian nations of North and South America." "Heriot went to Quebec in 1792 as a civil servant and became deputy postmaster general of Canada in 1799. Until 1816 he remained in Canada, travelling at least as far west as Niagara Falls, perhaps Detroit, and to some extent in the United States, sketching along the way. His legacy - his water-colors and this book, an unsurpassed intimate history of 'the lakes, the rivers, and cataracts, the villages, farm-houses, and townships of Canada'. Although British reviewers of the day were unimpressed by richly detailed descriptions of a mere colony, the extent and precision of Heriot's account is a virtue one hundred and sixty years later. He wrote at length of each of the major waterways in Upper and Lower Canada which were, as James Talman points out in his introduction, 'of first importance in the life of the people as a means of travel and a source of water power'. And his sketches of buildings, particularly in Quebec, are invaluable since many of those buildings were already falling into ruin when Heriot saw them." Very minor wrinkling at top og spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Slipcase has very light edge wear/rubbing, tiny slight puncture on one side, slight bump at top of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WALKING IRELAND'S MOUNTAINS:  A GUIDE TO THE RANGES AND THE BEST WALKING ROUTES., Herman, David.
129 Herman, David. WALKING IRELAND'S MOUNTAINS: A GUIDE TO THE RANGES AND THE BEST WALKING ROUTES.
Belfast Appletree 1994 0862814715 / 9780862814717 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
149 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w maps. "Ireland is a hill-walker's paradise. Its mountains - usually close to the sea - combine the rugged and the remote with an enviable accessibility and human scale. They also offer a wealth of spectacular scenery. (This book) provides a detailed overview of all the major Irish mountain ranges and tells you all you need to know to enjoy them to the full. Also included are: 80 of Ireland's (including Northern Ireland) best, one-day looped mountain walks; 50 additional easier routes suitable for poor weather conditions; sketch maps of each mountain range; notes of availability and accuracy of maps; how to get there by public and private transport; information on accommodation, when to go, safety and useful addresses." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear and rubbing, very light edge wrinkling at top of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WALKING IRELAND'S MOUNTAINS:  A GUIDE TO THE RANGES AND THE BEST WALKING ROUTES., Herman, David.
130 Herman, David. WALKING IRELAND'S MOUNTAINS: A GUIDE TO THE RANGES AND THE BEST WALKING ROUTES.
Belfast Appletree 1994 0862814715 / 9780862814717 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
149 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w maps. "Ireland is a hill-walker's paradise. Its mountains - usually close to the sea - combine the rugged and the remote with an enviable accessibility and human scale. They also offer a wealth of spectacular scenery. (This book) provides a detailed overview of all the major Irish mountain ranges and tells you all you need to know to enjoy them to the full. Also included are: 80 of Ireland's (including Northern Ireland) best, one-day looped mountain walks; 50 additional easier routes suitable for poor weather conditions; sketch maps of each mountain range; notes of availability and accuracy of maps; how to get there by public and private transport; information on accommodation, when to go, safety and useful addresses." Fore-edge of front pastedown has creasing. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and very light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SEEING JAPAN.  VOL. 16 - 1970., Hiroichi Demizu, editor.  (Peter Martin, Sandra Mori, et al.)
131 Hiroichi Demizu, editor. (Peter Martin, Sandra Mori, et al.) SEEING JAPAN. VOL. 16 - 1970.
Tokyo Mainichi 1970 Soft Cover Very Good- 
180 pp, 10 1/8" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, advertisements. Contents: Attractive Spots in Japan (Map of Japan / Tokyo / Map of Tokyo / Yokohama / Hakone / Mt. Fuji / Izu Peninsula / Atami / Hokkaido / Tohoku / Nikko / Nagoya / Ise-Shima / Osaka / Maps of Osaka and Kyoto / Kyoto / Nara / Seto Inland Sea / Shikoku / Kyushu); Expo '70; Traditional Arts of Japan (Paintings / Sculptures / Crafts / Architecture / Kabuki / Noh / Bunraku / Music / Dancing / Ikebana / Tea Cult / Gardens); The Love on Onatsu and Seijuro (Retold by Peter Martin); Hotels; Ryokan; Gourmet's Paradise; When Night Falls; Shopping Hints (by Sandra Mori) (Souvenir Suggestions / Shopping Guide); Festivals; Transportation; Useful Information; Index to Advertisements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing on rear cover causing tiny areas of color loss on illustration - also some faint areas of color offset from another book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
132 Hogg, Garry. PATHFINDERS IN NEW ZEALAND.
Whitcombe & Tombs, New Zealand, 1963, first edition. 
189 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (medium purple boards with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "....(presents) a selection of individual achievements spanning the two hundred years between Tasman's discovery of New Ze aland in the mid-seventeenth century and Barrington's marathon trek in search of gold in the mid-nineteenth century. A final chapter deals with 'Mr Explorer Douglas', whose astonishing exploits belong to a somewhat later period, and who d i e d l e s s t han fifty years ago. These (and others which might also have been included, had there been space) stand out as milestones along a route of splendid achievement which has transformed two remote islands into the proud Dominion they co ns ti t ut e to da y ." Chapters include: Hore-Ta-Te-Taniwha Meets James Cook; Massacre in Treachery Bay; A Sermon in Treachery Bay; The Unpredicatable Maori; Dieffenbach's Ascent of Mt Egmont; Brunner and 'The Great Journey'; Barrington Looks for Go ld. Sli gh t b ump t o t op edge of front board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, light fading to spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF EARLY ROME AND LATIUM., Holloway, R. Ross.
133 Holloway, R. Ross. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF EARLY ROME AND LATIUM.
Routledge, London, 1996. 
203 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0415143608 B&w photographs, maps, plans, drawings/diagrams. "(P)resents the most recent discoveries connected with the foundation of Rome and its environs: princely tombs, inscriptions and patricia n houses are included in a complete guide to the subject and the controversies surrounding it. The result is a jargon-free and compact volume with pertinent illustrations, which will stimulate and interest the student of ancient Rome, and appeal to the wider public fascinated by the Rome of Romulus and the Tarquins." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Very Good + 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
134 Holmes, John W. THE SHAPING OF PEACE: CANADA AND THE SEARCH FOR WORLD ORDER, 1943-1957. VOLUME 2.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1982 0802055419 / 9780802055415 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The establishment of the United Nations system at the conclusion of the Second World War was followed by a period of disillusion in the late 40s about the prospects of world order. With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 there came a regrouping of forces and revised calculations of what was possible. The first volume of 'The Shaping of Peace' described Canadian attitudes and policies towards international institutions as the Second World War ended. This volume is concerned with the developments in the decade after the war, with the changing Canadian concepts as they were shaped by events and challenges. Although principal attention is paid to the organs of the United Nations, other themes such as the establishment of NATO, the progress of the new Commonwealth, and the changing concepts of the North American relationship are analysed as essential elements in the Canadian search for equilibrium." Minor wrinkling at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MOUNTAINS AND A MONASTERY., Holmes, Peter.
135 Holmes, Peter. MOUNTAINS AND A MONASTERY.
Geoffrey Bles, London, 1958, first edition. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, 2 fold-out maps. "Spiti is a mountainous desert province, on the borders of Tibet, inhabited by a backward hill-folk whose way of life has not changed in a thousand years. It was there, in the village of Ranrik, that Peter Holmes, his wife Judy and their party met Shiring Dawa, the twelve-year-old boy who by his determination had escaped the fate of younger sons in Spiti - to be shut up in the Buddhist monastery at t h e a g e of eight and to remain there for the rest of their lives. The author was struck with Shiring's exceptional intelligence and his ability to grasp facts which were beyond the imagination of most of the villagers, and through him was able to l e ar n a g reat deal about village life and the influence exerted by the monastery. Spiti, however, was only one stage on their journey, and Peter Holmes goes on to describe some hair-raising adventures in the Himalayas. They succeeded in sc ali ng se ver al f or midable mountains not before attempted and Peter Holmes' photographic record of the expedition has provided many unusual illustrations for this delightful book about the Himalayas and the people who live in them." Minor wrink ling at to p/bo tto m o f s pine, one very small corner bump, tiny soiling mark on bottom edge of rear board, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has several small chips and tears, two tiny dints on spine, light edge wear, are as of lig ht b rowni ng - now in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GHOSTS OF OLD EUROPE., Holzer, Hans.
136 Holzer, Hans. GHOSTS OF OLD EUROPE.
New York Dorset 1992 0880297182 / 9780880297189 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(O)ffers a very different kind of tour to the armchair traveler. Wander through the haunted castles and cottages of Europe with Hans Holzer, the world's most famous psychic investigator, and explore a full range of psychic phenomena from the spirits of the British Isles to the haunts of Imperial Vienna. In England, Anne Boleyn's legendary ghost walks headless within the Tower of London; a procession of transparent monks appears in the Cathedral of Winchester, where no monks have trod since the sixteenth century; and Bloody Queen Mary still visits the four-poster bed where she slept in the dark days of 1553. At Kilkea Castle in Kildare, it is said that the Wizard Earl and his companions ride at night and will return someday from the beyond to 'put things right in Ireland'. Room No. 2 in the Hotel de l'Europe in Avignon holds a shocking surprise for the unwary guest; and in Paris, No. 3 avenue Montaigne offers a special concert of ghostly piano music from a spectral grand. Ghost occur wherever great tragedy has left an unfortunate person stranded between the next world and this one, someone who has not yet been freed from their emotional turmoil. The true accounts presented in this book are based on Dr. Holzer's personal investigations." One page leaf with two very small scollops at fore-edge. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor browning to inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.  1919.  NINETEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE., Hopkins, J. Castell.
137 Hopkins, J. Castell. THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1919. NINETEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE.
Toronto The Canadian Annual Review 1920 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
955 pp, 9 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing, map (Official Map of the Western Front When the Hindenburg Line was broken through by the British and Canadian Forces). Advertising section, pages 908-932. Chapter Headings: Canadian Echoes of the World War; Canadian Relations with Foreign Countries; Canadian Relations with the Empire; The Prince of Wales in Canada; Agriculture: The Organized Farmers; The 1919 Record of Farmers' Organizations; Industry: The Organized Manufacturers; Labour: The Organized Workmen; Educational Interests and Institutions; Dominion Goverment and Politics; The Province of Ontario in 1919; Quebec and the Maritime Provinces; The Western Provinces and British Columbia. Concludes with short notes on the North-West Territories, Territory of the Yukon; Canadian Obituary for 1919; Index of Names; Index of Affairs. Also includes a Special Supplement on Canadian Finances, Resources, Business Annual Reports and Addresses with reference to: Canadian Pacific Railway; Canadian Bank of Commerce; Bank of Montreal; Royal Bank of Canada; Merchants Bank of Canada; Dominion Bank; Canada Life Assurance Company; Sun Life Assurance Company; Home Bank of Canada; Toronto General Trusts' Corporation and Overland Factories, Toronto. **Please note: This is a heavy volume and may require extra postage for delivery outside of Canada and the United States.** Tear with creases at the bottom edge of pages 169 to 180 (six page leaves) - archially taped, two previous owner's names in ink on free front endpaper, a few small tears to paper on inside rear hinge - holding well, light browning to edges of text block, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light edge wear - a little more at corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, heavy fading to colour at fore-edges of boards, slight fading to color on spine and at top of rear board near fore-edge, several very small light liquid marks on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE BREMEN., Hotson, Fred W.
138 Hotson, Fred W. THE BREMEN.
Toronto CANAV 1988 0921022026 / 9780921022022 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The flight of the German airplane 'Bremen' from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the 'Bremen' for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries for the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence - and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers. The 'Bremen' story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn to the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the 'Bremen', ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic journalist of those aviation-mad day called the 'Bremen' episode, 'the greatest news story of all time'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BREMEN., Hotson, Fred W.
139 Hotson, Fred W. THE BREMEN.
Toronto CANAV 1988 0921022026 / 9780921022022 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Signed "Fred W. Hotson" on title page. "The flight of the German airplane 'Bremen' from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the 'Bremen' for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries for the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence - and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers. The 'Bremen' story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn to the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the 'Bremen', ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic journalist of those aviation-mad day called the 'Bremen' episode, 'the greatest news story of all time'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
140 Hourani, Albert. Introduction and Afterword by Malise Ruthven. A HISTORY OF THE ARAB PEOPLES.
London Folio Society 2009 Hard Cover Fine 
659 pp, 10" H, bound in blue buckram, blocked with a design in black and gold based on Islamic script on the walls of Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo - in black slip case. Map endpapers, colour illustrations, b&w maps. Chapter headings: A New Power in an Old World; The Formation of an Empire; The Formation of a Society; The Articulation of Islam; The Arab Muslim World; The Countryside; Cities and Their Rulers; Ways of Islam; The Culture of the 'Ulama; Divergent Paths of Thought; The Culture of Courts and People; The Ottoman Empire; Ottoman Societies; The Changing Balance of Power in the Eighteenth Century; European Power and Reforming Governments (1800-1860); European Empires and Dominant Elites (1860-1914); The Culture of Imperialism and Reform; The Climax of European Power (1914-1939); Changing Ways of Life and Thought (1914-1939); The End of the Empires (1939-1962); Changing Societies (1940s and 1950s); National Culture (1940s and 1950s); The Climax of Arabism (1950s and 1960s); Arab Unity and Disunity (since 1967); A Disturbance of Spirits (since 1967); Afteword; Maps; Tables; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Terms; Index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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