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21 Barrie, J.M. ECHOES OF THE WAR. (CONTAINS: THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS; THE NEW WORD; BARBARA'S WEDDING; A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE.)
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920, reprint. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold letteringon spine, blind stamp of Barrie's initials on front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Four plays by the author of 'Peter Pan' on the subject of war a nd its consequences. Previous owner's name/datre and small corner crease on free front endpaper, paper at inside rear hinge is split - joint still holding well, hinge crease on frontispiece which has a 2" tear and is now archivally taped, m i n o r b r o wning to endpapers, moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps, moderate browning to edges of textblock, tiny stains on top of textblock. Good reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
22 Bayne-Powell, Rosamond. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. (18th CENTURY.)
London John Murray 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Decorations, furniture, pictures, china, linen, the kitchen, food, drink, entertaining, washing, sanitation, heating, lighting, servants, illness, remedies, handicrafts, money, taxation and household superstitions and customs - all, so to speak, bring grist to the author's mill and the result is a graphic and convincing presentment of life in the period. The 'good old days' may have been enjoyable for those with plenty of money and good health, for the sick and poor much of life must have been horrible, the squalor behind the grandeur, the dirt underneath the cloth of gold - but how gracious and artistic the great houses were." Light stain on page leaf 111/112, five faint line marks on fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear, several small and tiny edge chips, several cup ring stains/impressions on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
23 Beardslee, William A.; Cobb, John B.; Lull, David J.; Pregeant, Russel; Weeden, Theodore J.; Woodbridge, Barry A. BIBLICAL PREACHING ON THE DEATH OF JESUS.
Nashville Abingdon Press 1989 0687034469 / 9780687034468 Soft Cover Very Good 
240 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). "By probing the accounts of Jesus' death in the Gospel of Mark and in Paul's letters, (this book) uncovers a vision of divine power and justice that calls us to become partners in God's struggle to overcome suffering and injustice in the world. In the cross, the authors demonstrate, we as Christians are given a symbol of both weakness and defeat and of power and victory. This symbol is a magnificent reminder of the redemption and transformation of lives and situations through Christ's identification with suffering." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light front hinge creases, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
24 Beaty, David. STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: MYSTERIES OF THE AIR.
London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLACK CROSS / RED STAR: AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT.  VOLUME I: OPERATION BARBAROSSA, 1941., Bergstrom, Christer and Mikhailov, Andrey.
25 Bergstrom, Christer and Mikhailov, Andrey. BLACK CROSS / RED STAR: AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT. VOLUME I: OPERATION BARBAROSSA, 1941.
Pacifica Military History, Pacifica, California, 2000. 
307 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0935553487 B&w photographs, maps. **VOLUME 1 ONLY**. "The air war on the Eastern Front in World War II was history's largest and longest air campaign. Nevertheless, it has been one of the least known and least understood chapters of aviation history. This is because earlier publications on this immense subject have been based on material taken almost exclusively from the German side. (The 4 volume set, of which this is Volum e 1 ) i s to be the most complete and detailed series ever published on the air war on the Eastern Front. It presents for the first time a true balance between German and Soviet accounts. (The authors) have undertaken a huge research effort to g le a n th e t rue events of this air war. Thanks to their painstaking research and brilliant analysis of German archival material, some of the first Soviet Air Force records ever to be seen in the West, and new information from German and Soviet a irm en , the y are able to present many valuable insights into the vast Eastern Front aerial struggle." Section headings in this volume: The Enemies; Background of a Disaster; Sunday, June 22, 1941; The Swan Song of the Red Bombers; Lightning War; Rec ove ry of th e Re d Air Force; "The Greatest Battle of All Time"; The Arctic Front; Fall of 1941: Stiffening Resistance; Barbarossa's Last Gasp; The Death of Barbarossa; Conclusions; Appendices; Notes; Sources. Light bump at top corner of tex t blo ck, mod erat e b ump a t top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light wrinkling at of flap-folds, wrinkling at archivally taped tear at bottom of rear hinge, Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 400.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
26 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRUE CANADIAN BATTLES THAT FORGED OUR NATION, 1759-1953., Bishop, Arthur.
27 Bishop, Arthur. TRUE CANADIAN BATTLES THAT FORGED OUR NATION, 1759-1953.
Key Porter, Toronto, 2008, first printing. 
309 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781552675496 B&w maps. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Maps; Warring With The Indians; The Fall of Quebec; The Defeat of Detroit; Queenston Heights - A Battle Won - A General Lost; L es Voltigeurs en Victoire; Bloody Sunday and Majuba Day; An Event Unprecedented in This War; Disinfection; The Byng Boys; The Duck's Walk; The March to Mons; Unrepaid Sacrifice; The Nine Bloodiest Hours; The Death Frenzy; The Normandy Conquest; T h e Miracle of the West; Omega; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at bottom corner of both covers - migrates into the adjacent pages. Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
28 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780.  VOLUME II.  (VOL. 2).  (SPAIN IN THE WEST:  A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.), Bolton, Herbert Eugene.
29 Bolton, Herbert Eugene. ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780. VOLUME II. (VOL. 2). (SPAIN IN THE WEST: A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.)
Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland, 1914, first edition. 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. B&w frontispiece. Title continues: "Documents Published for the First Time, From the Original Spanish and French Manuscripts, C hiefly in the Archives of Mexico and Spain; Translated into English; Edited and Annotated". Section Headings: Indian Troubles in Texas, and the Attack on De Mezieres and the Baron de Ripperda; Frontier Problems, 1774-1777; Plan for Joint C a m p a i g n s Against the Osages and Apaches by the Nations of the North and the Forces of Texas and Louisiana, 1777-1778; The Expedition of 1778 from Bexar to the Nations of the Upper Trinity, Brazos, and Red Rivers; The Expedition of 1779 to t he N at io ns b et we en Natchitoches and the Middle Brazos; Recommendations for Reforms in the Province of Texas - The Death of De Mezieres, 1779; Errata; Index. Very light browning to pages, light waterstain at top of pages up to approx. pag e 4 0 - st ain fa des qu ick ly after the title page but the light waviness continues to page 40, many pages as yet unopened, two heavy water stains on top 2" of rear board causing discoloration and loss of color, light to moderate edge wear to b oard s an d to p/bo ttom of spin e, a fe w tiny soiling marks and scuffs, heavy browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock. Scan available of rear board on request. Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON ON NAPOLEON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE EMPEROR., Bonaparte, Napoleon.  Edited by Somerset de Chair.
30 Bonaparte, Napoleon. Edited by Somerset de Chair. NAPOLEON ON NAPOLEON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE EMPEROR.
Brockhampton, London, 1998, reprint. 
288 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1860198767 B&w and colour illustrations. "During the six years of exile on St Helena, between Waterloo and his death, Napoleon dictated momoirs, notes, letters and battle commentaries to the generals who shared his captivity. He then corrected the material himself. Napoleon used his time in captivity to explain the motives, beliefs and doubts that drove him; to analyse strategies which turned France's Revolution into the French Em pire and examine the tactics that made the Grand Army masters of Europe. He recorded his birth at Ajaccio in 1769, and his genteel but impoverished Corsican childhood. He notes his entry at the age of 10 to the military school in Briennes, a n d h i s own early enthusiasm for the Revolution, which lessened in the face of the Terror...In this book, (the editor) has incorporated much new material from three further volumes of notes and miscellanies dictated by Napoleon at St Helena, i n ad di t io n to the four volumes of Memoirs published in 1823. As before, he has let Napoleon speak in the first person throughout, rather than in the more formal third person of the original text. The result is a fascinating account of Napoleo n' s l ife i n h is ow n words, from his childhood in Corsica to his defeat in Waterloo in 1815. Private concerns, such as feuds with his brothers and divorce from Josephine, are mixed with such matters of state as the rebellion of Toussaint-Louv ert ure and the ret rea t fr om Moscow. Over 90 carefully selected illustrations make this a superbly illustrated, detailed autobiography of one of history's great characters." Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TRAVELLERS GUIDE TO THE ANCIENT WORLD: ANCIENT EGYPT.  THEBES AND THE NILE VALLEY., Booth, Charlotte.
31 Booth, Charlotte. THE TRAVELLERS GUIDE TO THE ANCIENT WORLD: ANCIENT EGYPT. THEBES AND THE NILE VALLEY.
New Burlington, London, 2008, first edition. 
160 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781845662448 Monotone drawings, maps, plans. "Imagine what it would be like to travel back in time and explore the ancient world; to see the ancient wonders when they were new; to see and speak to the people who built and used them. Written in the style of a contemporary travel guide, (this book) focuses on the historic city of Thebes and the Nile Valley in the year 1200 BCE. It offers advice on everything from where to stay a nd what to see, to sampling the local cuisine and shopping for souvenirs. This carefully researched book paints a vivid picture of life in ancient Egypt, and is packed with all the maps, illustrations, and fascinating insights that a tourist or tra veler would expect to find in any modern guidebook." Dust jacket has tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold and very minor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
32 Borovik, Artyom. THE HIDDEN WAR: A RUSSIAN JOURNALIST'S ACCOUNT OF THE SOVIET WAR IN AFGHANISTAN.
Grove, New York, 1990, 6th printing. 
288 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 080213775X B&w photographs, map. "Until his death in 2000, Artyom Borovik was considered one of the preeminent journalists in Russia. With (this book) he provided the world its first glimpse inside the Soviet m ilitary machine, capturing the soldiers' terror, helplessness, and despair at waging war in a foreign land against an unseen enemy for unclear purposes. When first published, Borovik's groundbreaking revelations exposed the weaknesses beneath t h e S oviet Union's aura of military might, creating an enormous controversy both in Russia and around the world. A vital and fascinating portrait of the Soviet empire at the twilight of its power, this is a book that still resonates today." F i ne 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
33 Bowen, Gail. DEADLY APPEARANCES. A JOANNE KILBOURN MYSTERY.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1990 0888947038 / 9780888947031 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. "It's a hot August day at a political picnic on the Canadian prairies. Andy Boychuk, the newly elected leader of the province's opposition party, is preparing to speak. All of the key people in his life - family, friends, enemies - are waiting expectantly. He walks to the lectern, pours a glass of water, drinks, and collapses. Within seconds, he is dead. Joanne Kilbourn, Andy's speechwriter, is stunned, but she is no stranger to sudden death. In the hours after Andy's murder, she relives the anguish she felt years earlier when her husband was brutally killed by a complete stranger. As Joanne begins to delve into Andy Boychuk's past, she unexpectedly enters a world of concealed passions and sexual intrigue. Then someone decides to stop her. By her own assessment, Joanne is an ordinary Canadian woman - and that is her strength. She works hard, has a wry sense of humour and leads the hectic life of a single mother. Although tough minded enough to make her way in the cutthroat world of provincial politics, she is not by nature a risk-taker or an adventurer. But when she sees her world threatened by chaos and violence, she decides to take action to restore order and a measure of decency." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG., Bradley, Alan.
34 Bradley, Alan. THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG.
Doubleday Canada 2010 0385665849 / 9780385665841 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Flavia de Luce, a dangerously brilliant eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders finds herself untangling two deaths - separated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads. Flavia thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey are over - and then Rupert Porson has an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. The beloved puppeteer has had his own strings sizzled, but who'd do such a thing, and why? For Flavia, the questions are intriguing enough to make her put aside her chemistry experiments and schemes for vengeance against her insufferable big sisters. Astride Gladys, her trusty bicycle, Flavia sets out from the de Luce's crumbling family mansion in search of Bishop's Lacey's deadliest secrets. Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet Wood know more than she's letting one? What of the vicar's odd ministrations to the catatonic woman in the dovecote? Then there's a German pilot obsessed with the Bronte sisters, a reproachful spinster aunt, and even a box of poisoned chocolates. Most troubling of all is Porson's assistant, the charming but erratic Nialla. All clues point toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can't solve - without Flavia's help. But in getting so close to who's secretly pulling the strings of this dance of death, has our precocious heroine finally gotten in way over her head?" Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor waviness at top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small light stain on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CELTIC LEGEND OF THE BEYOND., Braz, Anatole Le.  Translated by Derek Bryce.
35 Braz, Anatole Le. Translated by Derek Bryce. THE CELTIC LEGEND OF THE BEYOND.
Llanerch, Felinfach, 1991, reprint. 
108 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0947992065 "This unusual and fascinating book includes stories of premonitions, omens, magic books, strange rites, wakes, ghosts and exorcisms. Many of the stories are based on events which took place, in cluding personal experiences. Other stories are second hand or further removed, and the storytellers have given them an archaic and legendary quality. Many of the beliefs and customs described in this book once existed in identical or an a l o g o u s f o rm in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and the Isle of Man, but the Celtic cult of the dead survived into modern times in its most complete form in Armorican Brittany. Anatole Le Braz assembled a vast collection of this materia l on t he s ub je c t in to a logical and coherent whole entitled 'La Legende de la Mort....' In making an abridged translation, Dr Bryce has avoided much of the repetition that occurred inthe original work." Interior - soft corner crease on fir st fe w p age s, oth erw is e cle an and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft corner crease on front cover, minor wear at top of spine. Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
36 Bromhead, P.A. THE HOUSE OF LORDS AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICS 1911-1957.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1958, first edition. 
283 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Chapter headings: The House of Lords and Constitutional Development; The Composition of the House of Lords; Active and Inactive Peers; Special Class es of Peers; Procedure and Organization of Business; The Representation of the Government in the House of Lords; Party Organization and Discipline in the House of Lords; Legislative Procedure in the Lords; The Parliament Act of 1911 and Its Ef f e c t s ; Conservative and National Government Bills, 1922-39; Labour Government Bills in 1924 and 1929-31; Labour Government Bills of 1945-51; Conservative Government Bills of 1951-6; Bills First Introduced in the Lords; The Lords and Private Me mb er s' B il ls ; The Death Penalty Question; The House of Lords and General Debates; The Question of Reform of Powers; Proposals for Minor Modifications of Composition; Proposals for Wholesale Reconstruction of the House; Conclusion; Appendix: Th e E lec tio n o f t he Scottish Representative Peers; Bibliographical Note; Index. Progressively heavy creases at fore-edge of approx pages 221 to end of book, tiny edge tear at fore-edge of pages 257-260 (archivally taped), darkening to top of tex t bl ock, sma ll i nk d ot on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine color, minor browning to pages, minor edge wear. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
37 Brooks, Terry. THE HERITAGE OF SHANNARA SERIES. BOOK 1. THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA. BOOK 2. THE DRUIDS OF SHANNARA. BOOK 3. THE ELF QUEEN OF SHANNARA. BOOK 4. THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA. 4 VOLUMES.
Del Rey/Ballantine, New York, (1990/1st, 1991/1st, 1992/2nd, 1993/1st). 
465 pp, 423 pp, 403 pp, 453 pp, hard covers with dust jackets "Three hundred years have passed since the death of Allanon, and the Four Lands are sadly changed. The Elves have vanished and the Dwarves are enslaved. The Southland is now under the totalitarian rule of the Federation, and magic is strictly forbidden..." Minor edge wear to boards, a few faint foxing marks on free rear endpaper and on fore-edge of textblock of book 2, a few small faint marks to cloth on spine of book 4. Dust jackets are bright and clean with minimal rubbing, they have minor to very light edge wear, book 1 is price-clipped, book 2 has very faint tiny foxing marks on inside surface, book 3 has a small crease on front hinge and tiny scuff on front flap-fold, book 4 has small crease at top of rear flap. Very Good+ set 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
PERSONAL NOTE., Bruce, Charles.
38 Bruce, Charles. PERSONAL NOTE.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1941 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Inscribed By Author
8 pp, 7 7/8" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Esther Latimer with best regards Charles Bruce". A poem written after the death of Bruce's friend, Sam Robertson, Canadian Press War Correspondent, who was lost at sea through enemy action in 1941. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor edge wrinkling, browning to edges of covers, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR., Buchan, William.  (John Buchan).
39 Buchan, William. (John Buchan). JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR.
Toronto Griffin House 1982 887601081 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "John Buchan was a man of remarkably diverse achievements: writer, lawyer, politician, soldier, scholar and, finally, Governor-General of Canada. He was the friend of Roosevelt and of George V, of Henry James and T.E. Lawrence; indeed, there was scarcely a prominent figure of the twenties and thirties whom he did not know. His contemporaries are among the most successful men of their day; his novels, still widely read, dominated the market between the wars; his histories and biographies are much admired; his achievements in public office demonstrate a gift for government and a visionary wisdom. Yet through all his work there runs a thread spun of the simple beliefs by which he stood - courage, truth, loyalty, honour, compassion. Such a creed made him kindly, gentle and much loved; his untimely death provoked an enviable outburst of sorrow and sense of loss. To his publ ic, however, and to succeeding generations, he is an enigma, often mistakenly accused of attitudes he never held. This book, by his son, shows John Buchan as he appeared to his family and close friends, an appealing and intimate portrait of a man whose fame rests - perhaps wrongly - on his skill as a novelist. Drawn from the author's own memories, and from privileged and unpublished sources, this is an elegant study of the private face behind the public mask, in the light of an extraordinary career." Tiny soiling speck on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinking, a few tiny specks of soiling on inside, very slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR., Buckler, Ernest.
40 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Gift inscription and two small stamps on free front endpaper, small bump to top edge of front board, minor rubbing. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two very small tears and one tiny chip. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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