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161 Wollheim, Donald A. MIKE MARS IN ORBIT.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Albert Orbaan 
188 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). Pictorial endpapers. B&w illustrations by Albert Orbaan. "The big day in Mike's life has been promised him. He has been chosen out of the group of seven astronauts of Project Quicksilver to be the first man to orbit the Earth in a space capsule. All but one of the other astronauts is as happy about the choice as Mike is. The first sign that the road to space will not be smooth for Mike Mars comes with the discovery that a member of the press has located Skyhook and knows the general plan of Project Quicksilver. Not only is it strange that the press should hear of this top-secret plan, it is amazing that the reporter is an elderly woman. However, 'Grandma Linnet' turns out to be a help rather than a threat to Mike when he meets up with his old enemy, Cahoon, and the mastermind behind the attempts on Mike's life. The narrow escape Mike has on the ground is just a prelude to the peril that awaits him in space. He must draw on all of his vast knowledge and training or find himself orbiting the Earth forever." Minor edgewear to boards, minor wrinkling to top of spine, otherwise book is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Dust jacket is price clipped and worn, but basically complete with edgewear, tears/wrinkling to rear panel, rubbing, front panel illustration bright and complete - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
JOHN WORSLEY'S WAR.  AN OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST IN WORLD WAR II., Worsley, John and Giggal, Kenneth.
162 Worsley, John and Giggal, Kenneth. JOHN WORSLEY'S WAR. AN OFFICIAL WAR ARTIST IN WORLD WAR II.
Air Life, Shrewsbury, 1993, first edition. 
116 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1853102571 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color reproductions of the author/artist's work. "John Worsley was one of the very few active service artists of the Second World War, a nd in this book he recalls his experiences both in active sea warfare and later as a prisoner of war. At the outbreak of war the twenty-year-old John Worsley joined up as a Midshipman and during off duty moments sketched his fellow sailors a n d i n c i dental scenes of life at sea. Having survived the sinking of his first ship, HMS Laurentic, destroyer service on Atlantic convoys and, during 1942, troop convoys from the Red Sea to Australia in the cruiser HMS Devonshire, in 1943 he w as ma de an Official Naval War Artist on the Commander-in-Chief's staff, Malta. After covering the first Italian landing in the Straits of Messina at Reggio and later the landing at Salerno, he moved on to cover some of the nefarious activiti es ope n ing up the Naval front in the Adriatic and there was captured by the Germans. As a prisoner he continued depicting the PoW life around him and helped to produce forged identity papers and, most ingenious of all, he created 'Albert', the su cces sf ul d ummy Nava l Officer escape device used both for the initial escape of one prisoner, and also as his stand-in on three roll calls a day for four days after. The celebrated film 'Albert RN' is based on this episode. (This book) cap ture s the se nse o f imm e diacy and intimacy that comes from an on-the-spot artist depicting his own world." Slight 2" line indentation and faint rub line on front board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine, several light scratch es on front pan el - n o colo r loss, very small sticker pull on front panel, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CABINET MAKERS OF NORFOLK COUNTY., Yeager, William, editor.
163 Yeager, William, editor. THE CABINET MAKERS OF NORFOLK COUNTY.
Simcoe, Ontario The Norfolk Historical Society 1975 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Signed by Editor.
154 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium brown cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Signed on copyright page by the editor and numbered "#122 of 688 copies 1st edition" - Norfolk Historical Society blindstamp. An account of the early cabinet makers in Norfolk County, Ontario, illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, maker's marks and labels. Contents: Introduction; Furniture in Early Norfolk; The Cabinet Makers of Woodhouse Township; David Marr of Woodhouse; The Cabinet Makers of Charlotteville; Archibald Reid of Vittoria; The Cabinet Makers of Houghton; The Cabinet Makers of Middleton; The Cabinet Makers of Windham; The Cabinet Makers of Simcoe; J. & G. Jackson, Builders and Cabinet Makers; The Cabinet Makers of Townsend Township; Louis Hoffman of Port Dover; The Cabinet Makers of Walsingham; McCall & Company; Appendix I: Listings of Furniture Makers in Representative Sampling of Early Business Directories; Appendix II: Census Listings; Acknowledgements; Index. Two small faint pen lines at bottom corner of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
164 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country's physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
165 Zaslow, Morris. THE OPENING OF THE CANADIAN NORTH, 1870-1914.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771090722 / 9780771090721 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
339 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)races Canada's northward expansion in the years after Confederation. In the forefront of the movement were the fur-traders, missionaries, and gold-seekers. Behind them came provincial and federal overnments, concerned for their authority, and anxious to develop the riches of the North. Under the Laurier government (1896-1911) the advance quickened, and the roles of the Geological Survey, North-West Mounted Police, and Departments of the Interior, Indian Affairs, and Marine and Fisheries, gained new importance. A country which, by Confederation, had barely extended beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence and St Lawrence Lowlands region, ahd by 1914 occupied the prairies. Aided by new transcontinental railways, its people had begun moving into the forest of the Middle North along a front that extended from lake St John to Dawson, and the Arctic frontier beyond recieved increasing attention. But the governments failed in their treatment of the native population, and in their eagerness to foster development they allowed resources to be exploited blindly, for and by foreign interest in the main." Slight darkening to edges of text block, very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and small light scratch on front panel, minor soiling, a few small and tiny edge tears - archivally taped, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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