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WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW.  THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916., Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors.  Foreword by Hew Strachan.  (Garvin).
21 Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors. Foreword by Hew Strachan. (Garvin). WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW. THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916.
London Frontline 2009 1848325452 / 9781848325456 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
280 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. "This fascinating collection of letters traces the exchanges between a young subaltern on the Western Front, Gerard 'Ged' Garvin, and his mother and father at home in London. Correspondence was eagerly awaited by all: Ged savoured letters home like 'Jim Hawkins trickling the doubloons through his fingers'. Equally, his mother and father were fearful that each letter they received would be the last. Few editions of First World War letters include those from home as well as those from the front. That Ged's father was J.L. Garvin - editor of the Observer newspaper and an important figure in pre-war politics - adds a further dimension to this compelling set of material. During the war J.L. Garvin was in almost daily contact with those at the head of political and military affairs (he dined with Churchill frequently) and hence his letters gave Ged an insider's view of the nerve centre. The letters are remarkable for their reflections on the war and its management - or in Garvin's view, its mismanagement - and for the descriptions and discussion of major figures of the day. His mother, Christina, meanwhile wrote of family and domestic affairs showing the impact of war on everyday life." The correspondence sadly came to an end when Ged was killed in action in July of 1916. Tiny scuff on front edge of spine, small shallow dent on rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, small shallow dent on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PLAIN SERMONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN YEAR.  BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS.  VOLUME IV. EASTER SUNDAY TO TUESDAY IN WITSUN WEEK.  SERMONS FOR THE PEOPLE.  SECOND SERIES., Rev. R.F.L. Blunt, Rev. John Wordsworth, Rev. Edward W. Osborne, Rev. H.C. Beeching, Rev. J.G. Simpson, Rev. Chanc. A.J. Worlledge, Rev. J. MacArthur, Rev. Hon. J.G. Adderley, Rev. H.P. Cronshaw, Rev. I. Gregory Smith, Rev. H.R. Gamble, Rev. Canon J
22 Rev. R.F.L. Blunt, Rev. John Wordsworth, Rev. Edward W. Osborne, Rev. H.C. Beeching, Rev. J.G. Simpson, Rev. Chanc. A.J. Worlledge, Rev. J. MacArthur, Rev. Hon. J.G. Adderley, Rev. H.P. Cronshaw, Rev. I. Gregory Smith, Rev. H.R. Gamble, Rev. Canon J PLAIN SERMONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN YEAR. BY VARIOUS CONTRIBUTORS. VOLUME IV. EASTER SUNDAY TO TUESDAY IN WITSUN WEEK. SERMONS FOR THE PEOPLE. SECOND SERIES.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1906. 
276 pp, 6 3/4" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Contains two sermons, gospel and epistle, on each of the following: Easter Day; Monday in Easter Week; Tuesday in Easter Week; First Sunday After Easter; Second Sunday After Easter; St. Mark's Day; Third Sunday After Easter; SS. Philip and James's Day; Fourth Sunday After Easter; Fifth Sunday After Easter; Ascension Day; Sunday After Ascension Day; Whitsunday; Monday in Whitsun W e e k; Tuesday in Whitsun Week. Interior - front endpapers are browning lightly, small ink letters/numbers and previous owner's name; two pages with small ink marginalia; two small edge tears on contents page - archivally taped; a few pages with small soft corner crease; book lightly cracked in several places; rear endpapers are browning; both inside hinges have split/missing paper which has been re-glued. Exterior - light edge wear, wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, uneven coloring to spine and spine lettering, light soiling/staining, tiny bump at bottom of front board. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE QUILL AND THE CANDLE:  POEMS OF BIRDLAND IN CANADA., Robb, Wallace Havelock.
23 Robb, Wallace Havelock. THE QUILL AND THE CANDLE: POEMS OF BIRDLAND IN CANADA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1927 Hard Cover Good No Jacket Major Allan Brooks. 
55 pp, 8" H. Mottled grey paper-covered boards with dark blue lettering, dark blue and red decoration on front cover. 8 septia-tone full page illustrations, including frontispiece - three are from photographs by the author and five are from photographs of water-colours by Major Allan Brooks, D.S.O. Contents: "Listen!"; Song of Rossignol; Twang! Twang!; "Flutter Low"; I Live in Cazenovia; Meditation; Tremble Song, and Quaver Owl; The Great Untamed; The Cry of Wa-Wa; Whip-poor-will; Belleville the Beautiful; Autumn Birdsong; The Snowbirds of Christmas, and Little Snowflake; In a Berry Tree; Easter Flowers; Morningsong of Spring; Children Longing to Fly; The Great Blue Heron; I Wish I Were a Boy Again; In the Forest; The King of Fair Renown; The Forest Fire; Buried Poems of Birdland; Behold, O My Country; Morningsong; Lone Loon in the Gloaming. The second last picture plate has a very small tear (archivally taped), creases and dust soiling at fore-edge; light edge wear to boards - more at corners; one very small corner bump; small shallow bump at top edge of front board; light browning and some darkening to edges of text block; slight bump at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AN UNKNOWN GOD., Robinson, Jonathan.  Foreword by Malcolm Muggeridge.
24 Robinson, Jonathan. Foreword by Malcolm Muggeridge. AN UNKNOWN GOD.
Toronto Catholic Register 1983 0969152906 / 9780969152903 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Signed by Author
185 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). Signed by author on title page. B&w illustrations. Section headings: An Unknown God; The Word Made Flesh; The Church; The Holy Father and Vatican II; The Cross and the Resurrection; Tradition and History; Utopias, Gulags, and Human Dignity; Words to Live By; Thinking About Morality; Prayer. "(A) statement of faith, a skilful anatomy of orthodoxy, and a guide to the various occasions and duties of the Christian year." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at bottom of front cover and down fore-edge of front cover, minor rubbing, very small closed tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AN UNKNOWN GOD., Robinson, Jonathan.  Foreword by Malcolm Muggeridge.
25 Robinson, Jonathan. Foreword by Malcolm Muggeridge. AN UNKNOWN GOD.
Toronto Catholic Register 1983 0969152906 / 9780969152903 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
185 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). B&w illustrations. Section headings: An Unknown God; The Word Made Flesh; The Church; The Holy Father and Vatican II; The Cross and the Resurrection; Tradition and History; Utopias, Gulags, and Human Dignity; Words to Live By; Thinking About Morality; Prayer. "(A) statement of faith, a skilful anatomy of orthodoxy, and a guide to the various occasions and duties of the Christian year." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few very light soiling marks on top of text block and at bottom of front cover, minor wrinkle on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
26 Rodgers, Barbara Jean. PLAYING WITH PLASTIC.
Domtar Consumer Products Ltd., Javex Division, Toronto, [ca1965]. 
37 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with colour drawings. A product of the 1960s, this booklet details all the toys, accessories, decorations, etc. people were encouraged to make with empty 'Javex' and 'Gay' bottles - including clothes pin holders, garden lanterns, beach bags, Easter baskets, Christmas decorations, musical instruments, items for the local bazaar, and much more. Interior - soft corner crease on last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small corner creases on rear cover, a few faint scattered foxing marks on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FROM HUDSON BAY TO BOTANY BAY: THE LOST FRIGATES OF LAPEROUSE., Shelton, Russell C.  Preface by Robin Inglis.  Foreword by Admiral Maurice de Brossard.
27 Shelton, Russell C. Preface by Robin Inglis. Foreword by Admiral Maurice de Brossard. FROM HUDSON BAY TO BOTANY BAY: THE LOST FRIGATES OF LAPEROUSE.
Toronto NC Press 1987 1550210106 / 9781550210101 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good 
228 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)ecounts the global voyage, and the efforts to uncover the fate, of a hero of 18th century Pacific exploration long familiar with Australians and Europeans, but little known in North America. Count Jean Francois de Galaup, de La Perouse, (now called Laperouse) had a distinguished naval career, serving in the West Indies, Mauritius, the Indian Ocean and North America. He defeated the British off Louisbourg and captured forts York and Prince of Wales on Hudson Bay. His scientific expedition in 1785 rivaled, in popular interest, the space voyages of today. The expedition rounded Cape Horn, sailed north to Chile, Easter Island, and Hawaii, and then explored and charted the coast of today's Alaska and British Columbia. They made their way south to San Francisco before sailing across the Pacific to Macao, the Philippines, Korea and Japan. They charted the Tartary Coast and the Kamchatka Peninsula, the farthest outpost of the Russian Empire. Turning south again, they made for Botany Bay via Samoa. On March 10, 1788, the Boussole and Astrolabe headed north and disappeared. Despite several search parties, it was not until 1827 that evidence of one of the wrecks was discovered by an Irish sea captain named Peter Dillon. It was only in 1962 that Reece Discombe, an expert in underwater salvage, found the flagship. Archaeological teams from Australia, France and Vanuatu continue to probe the wrecks to this day." Old tape residue marks at top/bottom edges of free endpapers, small bump at bottom of spine, tiny dents on top & bottom edges of boards - soiling also on bottom edges, small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, one very small tear archivally taped, light edge wrinkling - most at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THIS IS OUR PARISH.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES., Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine.
28 Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine. THIS IS OUR PARISH. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES.
Toronto Ginn & Company New edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket - (as issued) Corinne Malvern & Charlotte Ware. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s/early 1960s, this is the second level basic reader to be used in Grade Two after the completion of the New Edition of 'These Are Our Neighbors', extending the pupil's vocabulary by 233 words. Join the Fay family, which includes children Rosemary, James and Michael, as they move to their new home; are welcomed at their new church and school; and learn about their parish, etc. Charming colour illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! Light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, minor rubbing/soiling, slight bump a top/bottom of spine, small bump at three corners of boards, one page with damage at top corner, a few pages with small corner bump, tiny foxing mark on rear endpapers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CREATIVE PARENTING IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES.  HUNDREDS OF ENJOYABLE, EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE IDEAS FOR PARENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES., Sprague, Maxine.
29 Sprague, Maxine. CREATIVE PARENTING IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES. HUNDREDS OF ENJOYABLE, EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE IDEAS FOR PARENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
The Learning Center Press, Calgary, Alberta, 1987, 5th printing. 
156 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover with spiral binding. ISBN 0969166508 B&w drawings. Contents: Introduction; Family Fun; Stormy and Rainy Day Play; Educational Activities; Creative Party Planning; Games and Activities; Gift Giving; Holidays and Specia l Days; Fun, Fast Food; Simple Sewing; Household Hints; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small ghost sticker mark on front cover, tiny corner creases and minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
30 Streatfeild, Noel. (Streatfield) Illus. by Sara Silcock. (Lord Dunsany, Ursula Moray Williams, Monica Dickens, Ted Hughes, Leon Garfield, Noel Streatfeild, G.K. Chesterton, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Isabel Kilcrin, Lorna Wood, Mary Treadgold, THE NOEL STREATFEILD EASTER HOLIDAY BOOK: AN ANTHOLOGY
J.M. Dent and Sons, London, (1974), Ist edition. 
154 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Wonderful b&w drawings by Sara Silcock. This is an ex-library book with some of the usual library markings. The spine label on the attractive dust jacket has been carefully removed (also removing a sm all area of glossy laminate - hardly noticeable), and there are no other library markings on it. Noel Streatfeild "looks back on her own Easter holidays as a girl, and introduces each story and poem with a recollection of her own." Sele c t i o n s b y L ord Dunsany, Ursula Moray Williams, Isabel Kilcrin, Lorna Wood, Mary Treadgold, Robina Beccles Willson, Monica Dickens, Moray Williams, Ted Hughes, Leon Garfield, Margaret Mahy, Joyce Stranger, Godfried Romans, Noel Streatfeild, Wa lt er d e la Ma re , G .K. Chesterton, Edward Lear and Hilaire Belloc. Book is sound with clean, unmarked pages, library stamp on free front endpaper and bottom of textblock, pocket at rear, tape marks on boards, minor edgewear to boards, min or soi lin g t o top edg e o f tex t block. Dust jacket is nice and bright with no library markings, is price clipped, light edge wear/creasing, small price label at bottom of front flap. Scan of dust jacket available on request. G/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH POPULAR CUSTOMS, PRESENT AND PAST; ILLUSTRATING THE SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC MANNERS OF THE PEOPLE: ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THE CALENDAR OF THE YEAR., Thiselton-Dyer, T.F.
31 Thiselton-Dyer, T.F. BRITISH POPULAR CUSTOMS, PRESENT AND PAST; ILLUSTRATING THE SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC MANNERS OF THE PEOPLE: ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THE CALENDAR OF THE YEAR.
Singing Tree Press, Detroit, Michigan, 1968, facsimile reprint of George Bell and Sons, London, 1876 edition. 
520 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (grey cloth with purple title block and gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Looks at the customs of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, arranged in calendar order and including, among many others, New Year's Day, St. Valentine's Day, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Eel Fair, Flitting Day, Royal Oak Day, Midsummer Eve, Eccles Wake, St. Modwen's Day, Hallow Eve, Gunpowder Plot, Christmas, Holy Innocent's Day, etc. etc. Interior - previous owner's label on front pastedown, pen scribbling on most of free front endpaper, soft creasing at top corner of pages 99 to 116, very small light stain at top of rear inside hinge. Exterior - light edge wear, very light small soiling marks on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine lightly concave. Good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THIS ENGLAND., Ward, James Edward.
32 Ward, James Edward. THIS ENGLAND.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, 1942. 
48 pp, 7 5/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. The main poem in this volume, 'This England', speaks of the qualities for which the nation was fighting at the time (WWII) of writing. It is preceded by a poetic tribute to Winston Churchill and followed by a collection of sonnets (including: Easter in Wartime, On Seeing an Autumn Ploughman, On Returning from a Discussion on Greece, The Astronomers). Browning to pages and edges of text block, small edge tear archivally taped on rear free en d p a p e r . Dust jacket has light browning on spine, hinges, front panel, flap-folds, and flap top edges; light water stain at bottom of spine; two tears archivally taped; very small chips and wear at top/bottom of flap-folds; light rubbing. Ve ry Go od -/ Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
33 Wiens, Elfie; Wiebe, Linda; Isaak, Bonnie; Regehr, Elsie; Heidebrecht, Melinda, & Peters, Marlene, et al. OUR DAILY BREAD.
Winnipeg Valley Gardens Community Church, Women's Ministries 1989 Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good+ 
156 pp, 9" H. Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "Our intent was to make this an 'album' of our Valley Gardens Community Church family, with representation from every family unit. Our church includes many young families and our cookbook is a reflection of that, with many family favorites, as well as a special section for children's party ideas." Section headings: Appetizers & Beverages; Salads & Dressings, Soups & Sauces; Vegetables; Main Dishes; Breads; Desserts; Extra Special; Index. Interior - clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few tiny corner creases on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES, 1768-1779., Williams, Glyndwr, selected and introduced by.  (Captain James Cook.)
34 Williams, Glyndwr, selected and introduced by. (Captain James Cook.) CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES, 1768-1779.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Denys Baker, maps. 
552 pp, 10" H. Medium blue cloth with black & gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, blue & black map endpapers. Colour plates, b&w illustrations, maps. Contents: The First Voyage 1768-1771 - Introduction; England to Tierra del Fuego; Tahiti; The Survey of New Zealand; The East Coast of Australia; Batavia and the Homeward Voyage. The Second Voyage 1772-1775 - Introduction; England to the Antarctic; Wintering in New Zealand; New Zealand to the Society Islands; The Tongan Islands; New Zealand and Easter Island; Tahiti Again; The New Hebrides (Vanuatu); New Caledonia; Homeward Bound. The Third Voyage - Introduction; Preparations; Passage to New Zealand; The Cook Islands, Tonga and Tahiti; The Hawaiian Islands; The North-West Coast of America; North to Bering Strait; Encounters with the Russians; Return to the Hawaiian Islands; The Death of Cook; Return to the Bering Strait. Afterword; Further Reading; Glossary; Index. Small soft crease/faint soiling mark at fore-edge of approx. pages xxx to 14, two tiny areas of colour loss on top of text block, very small soft bump at top corner of rear board. Slipcase has a bump at one top rear corner. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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