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CORRECTIONS AND COMMENTS.  (CORRECTIONS AND COMMENTS BY E.W. FOR THE BENEFIT OF S.P.), Paul, Sherman.  (Edmund Wilson.)
121 Paul, Sherman. (Edmund Wilson.) CORRECTIONS AND COMMENTS. (CORRECTIONS AND COMMENTS BY E.W. FOR THE BENEFIT OF S.P.)
Windhover Press, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1976, one of a limited edition of 175 copies. 
Unpaginated (approx. 14 pp.), sewn in stiff covers with basketweave design, 6 1/8" H x 9 3/8" D. Printed by hand on Inveresk Cream Laid paper from Romanee types. "These corrections and comments by Edmund Wilson accompany the text of 'Edmund Wilson : A Study of Literary Vocation in Our Time' (The University of Illinois Press, 1965). When the book appeared, Wilson wrote me from Wellfleet asking for a copy. I had already sent one in care of 'The New Yorker', and several weeks later he r e t u r n e d one, marked in ink with his careful, precise hand. This was his way of noticing my work and his way of seeing that the errors of a first book would not be perpetuated." This small work consists of extracts from the original work w it h Wi ls on 's n ot ations printed beside. Browning to edges of covers, minor edge wear slight bump to top corner of front board. Very Good- 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA ACCUSES.  RHODESIA CONDEMNS.  2 VOLUMES., Peck. A. J. A.
122 Peck. A. J. A. RHODESIA ACCUSES. RHODESIA CONDEMNS. 2 VOLUMES.
Salisbury, Rhodesia Three Sisters 1966 Soft Cover Very Good - 
2 volumes 7" H. 1. Rhodesia Accuses - 170 pp, 1966 3rd printing. Contents: Introduction; A Letter to 'The Times'; Reactions to 'The Times' Letter; Ethical Insanity menaces Central Africa; The Good Faith of Mr. Macmillan's Government; The Seeds of Bitterness: Rhodesia's 1961 Constitution; The "Sins" of the Rhodesians; The "Freedom" of African Nationalism; Todd and Whitehead; Ethical Insanity in Action; Thoughts concerning a Solution; Postscript; Appendix: The Middle Road - an Election Manifesto. 2. Rhodesia Condemns - 230 pp, 1967 1st printing. Contents: The Trial Begins; Rhodesia's Case for Independence; "Majority Rule"; Rhodesia's Traditional Philosophy; Mr. Wilson's Rhodesian Visit; The Declaration of Independence; Mr. Wilson's Cold War; A Ride on a Tiger; "A Well-prepared and Well-laid Trap"?; The Legality of Mandatory Sanctions; The Summing Up; Appendix: The "Independence Constitution" in the 'Tiger' Working Document. Interiors - previous owner's ink notation, date, and signature on first page of both volumes; small price stamp on first page of volume 1; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear - more on spine edges, one or two small corner creases, small 4 digit number in ink on front cover of volume 2, slight lean to spines, light rubbing and soiling including some colour offset on rear panels, scattered light scuff lines on covers, area of creasing at bottom of front cover of volume 2, very light browning to edges of text blocks. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A THOUSAND SHALL FALL., Peden, Murray.
123 Peden, Murray. A THOUSAND SHALL FALL.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1982 0920002072 / 9780920002070 Second Edition, Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - George Mackie, dust jacket art. 
490 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. The author's story of his training in Canada (under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and England, and of his crew's operations in Sterlings and Flying Fortresses with 214 Squadron over Germany. Top/bottom of spine and corners of boards have light to moderate wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling/browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, light fading to spine colour, bookstore label at top of front flap. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
A THOUSAND SHALL FALL., Peden, Murray.
124 Peden, Murray. A THOUSAND SHALL FALL.
Toronto Stoddart 1988 0773751815 / 9780773751811 Soft Cover Very Good 
490 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. The author's story of his training in Canada (under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and England, and of his crew's operations in Sterlings and Flying Fortresses with 214 Squadron over Germany. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, scattered light line indentations on front cover, one light corner crease on front cover, small bump at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
A THOUSAND SHALL FALL., Peden, Murray.
125 Peden, Murray. A THOUSAND SHALL FALL.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1981 0920002072 / 9780920002070 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good George Mackie, dust jacket art. 
490 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. The author's story of his training in Canada (under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and England, and of his crew's operations in Sterlings and Flying Fortresses with 214 Squadron over Germany. Previous owner's signed bookplate on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning and a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning at top of flaps, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ART OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD., Perosa, Sergio.  Translated by Charles Matz and the author.
126 Perosa, Sergio. Translated by Charles Matz and the author. THE ART OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD.
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1969, second printing. 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This is the first critical study of F. Scott Fitzgerald based on his complete works from the Princeton juvenilia to 'The Last Tycoon'. In a work-by-work analysis, Sergio Perosa reveals the literary craftsman who through the conscious use of a Europeanized technique gave artistic form to the American experience. Fitzgerald's personal life - his early success at 23 and his failure by the age of 30 - has obscured his literary r e p u t a t i o n, making him more a legend than anything else. This book restores Fitzgerald to his rightful place in American literature. Perosa gives the date and circumstances of each composition, discusses the various texts, compares the pr ot ag on is ts , an al yz es the themes, and reveals the creative apparatus that made Fitzgerald great. (This book) presents a well-balanced appraisal of the writer who was the laureate of the Jazz Age. It discusses Fitzgerald's roots in both Amer ica n a nd Bri tis h lit era tur e and points out his contributions to the craft of fiction." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, slight bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrin klin g, l igh t to mod er ate rubb ing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918.  WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX.  (11th), Persico, Joseph E.
127 Persico, Joseph E. ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918. WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX. (11th)
New York Random House 2004 0375508252 / 9780375508257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
456 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered - more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment, and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. (The author) puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous - among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, though, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; Christmas notation, place, date and signature written in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
128 Persico, Joseph E. ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918. WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX. (11th)
New York Random House 2004 0375508252 / 9780375508257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
456 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered - more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment, and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. (The author) puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous - among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, though, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches." Wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE TRUTH ABOUT DIRTY TRICKS:  FROM HAROLD WILSON TO MARGARET THATCHER., Pincher, Chapman.
129 Pincher, Chapman. THE TRUTH ABOUT DIRTY TRICKS: FROM HAROLD WILSON TO MARGARET THATCHER.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1991, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283060603 B&w photographs. "Dirty tricks - actions carried out surreptitiously to inflict damage - are the lifeblood of the secrets world and have a far greater impact on the lives of ordinary people than commonly imagined. From the MI5 plot against Wilson to the Iraqi oil-pipe super-gun, 'dirty tricks' have recently dominated the headlines: and in the exciting new era of East-West relations they are a growth industry. T h e W i l son years were a piping period for dirty tricks, both real and imagined, but the Thatcher reign is also having its share: since Gorbachev came to power the KGB's dirty tricks department has never been so active. In his long career Cha p ma n Pi n ch er h as been associated with many dirty tricks and confesses to deliberate involvement in some of them. His latest book is an up-to-date study of the activities of master dirty tricksters from Wilson's 'Rasputin', through Peter Wri gh t an d Sir M aur ice Ol dfield to Gorbachev's army of 'techno-bandits', now using every underhand ruse to secure the Western technology which the Kremlin so desperately needs. It ranges through assassinations, character assassinations, defect ors w ho n ev er w ere , bl ackm ail through sex, betrayals and deceptions of staggering ingenuity. With access to documents and new information Chapman Pincher is able to reveal the real truth about the Wallace Affair, the plot against Lord Roths chil d, and a sc ore o f ot her m yster ies. Examining the impact of the new East-West situation on the world's secret services he explains why dirty tricks will continue to prosper and exert their impact on history." Very light soiling mark at bott om of fre e fr ont en dpape r, fai nt cig arett e odor, small light watermark on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SCOT IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.  4 VOLUME SET., Rattray, W.J.
130 Rattray, W.J. THE SCOT IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA. 4 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Maclear 1880 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Four volumes, bevelled boards covered in blue cloth with gilt/black/blue lettering and decoration on spines and front boards. Brown endpapers to volumes I & II, white to volumes III & IV. Tissue-covered b&w portrait frontispiece in each volume. Pagination runs consecutively through the set - 1197 pages in total, plus publisher's advertising. Publication began in 1880 and concluded with volume IV in 1883. Contents - Volume I: The Scots at Home (The Land and the People / Early History / The War of Independence / Religion in Scotland - The Reformation and the Covenant / The Highlanders and Jacobitism / The Women and the Homes of Scotland / General Summary); The Scot Across the Sea (Abroad / Early Conquest and Colonization / British Rule after the Conquest). Volume II: The Scot in Public Life (The War of 1812 / Colonial Government down to 1791 / Constitutional Rule prior to 1812 / From 1815 to 1841 / Canada from 1840 to 1867). Volume III: The Scot in Public Life, continued (The Maritime Provinces from 1837 to 1867 / The Dominion from 1867 to 1882); The Scot in Professional Life (Universities and Colleges / The Churches / The Legal Profession). Volume IV: The Scot in the North-West (The Country and its early History / British Fur-hunting, and Settlement / The Rival Companies and Lord Selkirk / The Company and Colonization / The Canadian Pacific Railway / The Influx of Settlement / British Columbia / Journalism and Literature / Addenda). The books bear contemporary ownership blindstamps/signatures/dates of the Hume family of Galt. Some light rubbing/wear to edges, corners of boards and top/bottom of spine; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; wrinkling/rubbing to endpapers of the first two volumes; very light toning to edges of textblock - a little more on bottom; a few minor marks to text, but overall a clean, tight, handsome set, protected by removable stiff mylar jackets. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
131 Reid, Dennis. A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING. SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1988 0195406648 / 9780195406641 Second (expanded) Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This Second Edition covers painting to 1980. A long final chapter treats a crucial fifteen years when there developed in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms and an apparent falling off of interest in painting. In fact the cry was hear - throughout the western world - that painting was dead. It turned out, however, that this was far from true. Dennis Reid discusses the work of established artists who produced steadily in the period - including Jack Bush, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Gershon Iskowitz, John Meredith, Guido Molinari, Jack Shadbolt, and Claude Tousignant - as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Among the more recent painters discussed are David Bolduc, John Boyle, David Craven, Paterson Ewen, Ivan Eyre, Yves Gaucher, John Hall, Ron Martin, Michael Morris, Norval Morrisseau, Christopher Pratt, Shirley Wiitasalo, and Tim Zuck. Enriched by this overview, and by many additions to the original text, (this) is the widest-ranging and most authoritiative handbook available. Lucid, interesting, and informative, it is still a pleasure to read from first to last." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
132 Richardson, Douglas with J.M.S. Careless, G.M. Craig & Peter Heyworth. Special photography by John Wilson. A NOT UNSIGHTLY BUILDING: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND ITS HISTORY.
Mosaic Press / University College, Oakville / Toronto, (1990). 
174 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, reproductions, plans, elevations, etc. "(O)pens with an uninhibited view of the institutional history of the state college. A vivd narrative history of University College and its place in the municipal and social life of Victorian Toronto follows. The heart of the book is an architectural history of the University. This spans eight decades and is illustrated by many of the various architects' own drawings (almost none of which have ever been reproduced before). In the third chapter Richardson deals with the little-known and ambitious earlier projects of Charles Fowler, John Howard and Thomas Young, which were intended to provide splendidly for the University of King's College. Next he focuses on the grand design drawn up by Cumberland & Storm for its successor, University College (and the University of Toronto) in 1856, and then on (to) the realization of those plans in U.C. The last chapter brings the story down to the opening years of the twentieth century, including the development of the campus around the College, the fire that gutted most of it in 1890, and the reconstruction within the surviving shell under D .B. Dick." A few very small bumps to edges of front board, two very small light stains on fore-edge of textblock, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has one 1/2"closed tear with creases, several very tiny tears, light creasing along top edge, light wear at top of flap-folds, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON., Roberts, Andrew.
133 Roberts, Andrew. NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2001 0297646079 / 9780297646075 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps/battle plans. "At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis of (his) compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT:  THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE., Routledge, Paul.
134 Routledge, Paul. PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT: THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE.
London Fourth Estate 2002 1841552447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
392 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "On 30 March 1979 for the first time in more than 100 years an MP was killed in the precincts of the House of Commons. And his was a very violent death: a bomb, triggered by the ascent of his car up the ramp from the underground car park, detonated enough explosives to sever his legs from his body and render him unrecognisable. Airey Neave was a loyal Tory backbencher who had last held ministerial office in 1959. What, then, had he done to deserve such a vicious and bloody attack? Neave was an extraordinary man. Eton and Oxford educated, he served in the Royal Artillery and was captured and ultimately imprisoned in Colditz. He became the first Briton to escape. On the strength of his experience he was recruited by the security services to a divison of MI6 and was an advisor on escape and insurrection in occupied Europe until the end of the second world war. (After his work at the Nuremberg trials he) moved into open politics, as MP for Abingdon from 1953, without ever losing his taste for the covert. A shadowy figure on the right of the Conservative party, he ploted the overthrow of Ted Heath and the installation of Margaret Thatcher. (When Neave asked Thatcher for Northern Ireland, the) intelligence services found they had one of their men in a pivotal role at a crucial moment. To Irish Nationalists, Neave was a threat that could not be allowed to thrive. His life and death were enacted in the deep shadows just behind the glare of public life." Slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny edge tear on page leaf 259/260, slight toning to edged of text block, tiny white stains on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, minor rubbing, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - light wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BLASTED PINE:  AN ANTHOLOGY OF SATIRE, INVECTIVE AND DISRESPECTFUL VERSE, CHIEFLY BY CANADIAN WRITERS., Scott, F.R. And Smith, A.J.M., selected and arranged by.  (Earle Birney, Irving Layton, James Reaney, P.K. Page, A.M. Klein, Robert W. Service, Raymond Souster, E.J. Pratt, Stephen Leacock, Ralph Gustafson, Wilson MacDonald, Judson France, et al.)
135 Scott, F.R. And Smith, A.J.M., selected and arranged by. (Earle Birney, Irving Layton, James Reaney, P.K. Page, A.M. Klein, Robert W. Service, Raymond Souster, E.J. Pratt, Stephen Leacock, Ralph Gustafson, Wilson MacDonald, Judson France, et al.) THE BLASTED PINE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SATIRE, INVECTIVE AND DISRESPECTFUL VERSE, CHIEFLY BY CANADIAN WRITERS.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Allan Fleming, jacket design. 
138 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(S)hows Canada in an unfamiliar light - the light of an energetic and sometimes savage self-criticism. The stately pine (one of those symbolic vegetables that grow like weeds in the Canadian climate) is here blasted and eaten away by the native fires of satire and invective. But though the light is unfamiliar it has burnt steadily since the mid-nineteenth century. Almost as soon as Canadian poets appeared they were sounding a disrespectful note - a loud raspberry which echoes rudely down the corridors of history to our own day." Preface by David L. Thomson. Arranged under the headings: Prologue; True Patriot Love; Solid Citizens; Snow, Dust, Hail and Rust; The Purse-Proud Prelate; Indigenous Throstles; We Stand on Guard; Private Hells. Concludes with Notes; Acknowledgements and Index of Authors. Previous owner's circular embossed stamp on front free endpaper, very small ink line on bottom of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small chips and light wrinkling/creasing - mainly at top edge, general light browning - more on spine, small faint ink line on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!, Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed).
136 Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed). THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2005, 2nd edition. 
92 pp, 8" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554884292 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. SIGNED BY TWO OF THE AUTHORS - ADRIENNE SHADD & KAROLYN SMARDZ FROST - ON TITLE PAGE. "A richly illustrated book, (which) examines the urban connection of the clan destine system of secret routes, safe houses and 'conductors'. Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it explores what happened to them af t e r t h ey arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom !' a t t he R oyal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century from the time of slavery, w hen so me o f T oro nto's white citizens owned slaves, and looks at the world of mid-century Black Torontonians in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplor ed c hapt er in Toro nto' s history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES., Shea, Michael.
137 Shea, Michael. A VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES.
Sutton, Stroud, 2003, first edition. 
189 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0750932457 "As a distinguished diplomat and for ten years the Queen's widely respected Press Secretary, Michael Shea had a privileged insight into the lives of the truly famous and powe rful. In this hugely entertaining book, he interweaves personal experience, anecdote and reflection to create a different perspective on recent history and on the celebrated individuals who have 'strutted their stuff on the public stage over t h e l a st forty years'. Taking as his framework diplomatic postings to Berlin, Ghana, Bonn, Bucharest and New York, and later his unexpected secondment to Buckingham Palace, Shea regales us with vivid behind-the-scenes accounts of encounters w i th a we s om e dictators like Nicolae Ceaucescu as well as minor tyrants like media magnate Robert Maxwell; spies and counter-spies in a Cold War Europe straight out of Le Carre; glittering banquets with US presidents and desert potentates; and t he pl eas ure s and p erils of 'minding' the great and the good, from Harold Wilson to Princess Diana, from Margaret Thatcher to the Queen. We remember the famous and the infamous for their great public moments but, as Michael Shea brilliantly de mon stra tes, it is the ti ny incidents, the facial expression or remark caught off camera, that really define the wisdom or weakness of those who have impressed or shocked us." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. Fi ne/V ery G ood+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
138 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Peter Coveney, John Henley, Phil Wikelund, Roslyn Lindquist, Clair Schulz, Robin H. Smiley.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. SEPTEMBER, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 9. (MALCOLM COWLEY, EDMUND WILSON, LEWIS AND CLARK, ALDOUS HUXLEY.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
60 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Shapers of American Culture (Malcolm Cowley and Edmund Wilson - with selected checklists); Lewis and Clark, Fact and Fiction; Collecting Aldous Huxley (with selected checklist); Are Best-Sellers Collectable? - Part 2; New York Times Fiction Best-Sellers, August 1952-August 1962; Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Bobbs-Merrill); Books into Film (MASH). Interior - very small bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, slight bump to top of spine and top corner. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA IN 'REBELLION'., Sparrow, Gerald.
139 Sparrow, Gerald. RHODESIA IN 'REBELLION'.
London Knightly Vernon 1966 Soft Cover Good 
74 pp, 8 3/8" H. "The tragic dispute between the British and Rhodesian authorities arising out of Rhodesia's assumption of independence on November 11th, 1965, has provoked great interest in Rhodesia, in Britain, throughout the Commonwe alth, in the United States, as well as in Europe and Africa. - Mr Ian Smith, when he came to London just before independence, in an effort to arrive at an amicable settlement, appeared on television and the public formed the impression that here was a man wholly sincere, who might be mistaken, but who was forthright and honest. The British public, who had been suffering from some exceptionally acrobatic politicians, noted the difference, and Smith won many friends. - The men of the regime in Salisbury were openly called 'rebels' by Mr Wilson in Britain. This was the first time, since the United States declared her own indpendence of Britain, that a colony had taken independence from Britain instead of being granted its freedom. It was an historic occasion and act and I knew that I was embarked on a journey to see a new nation in revolt at the moment of destiny. - So this book has one simple objective: to tell in simple terms the story of my visit, what I saw, the judgments I formed. The opinions expressed are, of course, entirely my own. If the reader of this book feels that he knows far more about 'the rebels' and their way of life, their roots, their faith and their ambitions after finishing this book, this will be its justification. The time I spent on this journey was perhaps the most exciting and revealing fortnight of my life. I will try to give you an account that enables you to share this adventure with me." Interior - previous owner's name, place and signature on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small corner creases, slight browning - mainly on spine, soft crease on rear cover, a few tiny soiling specks - mainly on rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC LAYOUTS.  (MODEL RAILROADER SPECIAL ISSUE.), Sperandeo, Andy, ed.  (Cody Grivno, Mark Vaughan, Harold Russell, Tony Koester, Bill Darnaby, Richard Daniels, Paul Dokos, Chuck Hitchcock, Jeff Wilson, Bernard Kempinski, Keith Jordan.)
140 Sperandeo, Andy, ed. (Cody Grivno, Mark Vaughan, Harold Russell, Tony Koester, Bill Darnaby, Richard Daniels, Paul Dokos, Chuck Hitchcock, Jeff Wilson, Bernard Kempinski, Keith Jordan.) HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC LAYOUTS. (MODEL RAILROADER SPECIAL ISSUE.)
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach 2007 Soft Cover Near Fine 
82 pp, 10 3/4" H - magazine format. Front cover states: "Display Until July 24, 2007". Color and b&w photographs, layouts. Contents: Introduction; Add a freight house to your layout; From the freight house to everywhere; A freight house conversion (LS&MS); Kitbashing a soybean processing plant; Working car puller; Big industry in the valley; Model a bulk propane plant; Build and operate a grocery warehouse; Rolling livestock; Signs set the scene; A massive mill in a small space (paper mill); Shipping California citrus; A compact retail coal dealer; Loading points; Model an auto dock. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wear at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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